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Our Modern Ladies Characters Towards Boys
Onitsha: Highbred Maxwell / Students Own Bookshop, [1959]. Second Edition. Social and relationship advice wrapped up in the form of a moral fable. One of numerous examples of the popular market literature that flourished in West African market stalls in the 1960's-70's, especially in Nigeria. HOGG 754. Slim octavo (20cm);...
[Item #19621]
Price: $85.00
 
Our Modern Ladies Characters Towards Boys
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The Creoles of Louisiana
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. First Edition. Cable's classic reference on the history of Louisiana's Creole people. One of 1,500 copies printed for distribution in the U.S., from a total edition of 2,000 copies. BAL 2338. Octavo; publisher's maroon 'V' cloth, Blanck's gilt binding variant, with radiating cover rule...
[Item #19614]
Price: $150.00
 
The Creoles of Louisiana
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Old Creole Days
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879. First Edition. An attractive copy of the author's first book, a collection of seven stories centering on Creole culture in New Orleans, which were first published in the pages of Scribner's Monthly. BAL 2330. First state, lacking the publisher's ads at rear. Octavo; brown...
[Item #19613]
Price: $400.00
 
Old Creole Days
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The Liberator - Vol.4, No.1 (January, 1921)
New York: Liberator Publishing Co. 1921. Contents include articles by John Damer, Mary Heaton Vorse, John Reed, and Max Eastman, et al. Artwork throughout by Art Young, Robert Minor, and Boardman Robinson, with cover art by Cornelia Barns. Quarto (27.5cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 34pp; illus. Light stain to quarter panel...
[Item #19545]
Price: $125.00
 
The Liberator - Vol.4, No.1 (January, 1921)
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The Liberator - Vol.3, No.7 (July, 1920)
New York: Liberator Publishing Co. 1920. This issue includes contributions by Carleton Beals, Robert Haberman, Floyd Dell, Michael Gold, et al., with cartoons by Art Young. Quarto (28cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 50pp; illus. Light wear and faint spotting to extremities, with a vertical crease running along the center of the...
[Item #19544]
Price: $125.00
 
The Liberator - Vol.3, No.7 (July, 1920)
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The Liberator - Vol.3, No.4 (April, 1920)
New York: Liberator Publishing Co. 1920. Contents include articles by Alexander Berkman, Floyd Dell, Carlo Tresca, and Robert Minor, et al. Terrific cover illustration of a Bolshevik by Boardman Robinson. Quarto (27.25cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 50pp; illus. Faint vertical crease to front cover, with some tanning and scattered spotting to...
[Item #19543]
Price: $125.00
 
The Liberator - Vol.3, No.4 (April, 1920)
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The Liberator - Vol.3, No.3 (March, 1920)
New York: Liberator Publishing Co. 1920. Contents include articles by Arturo Giovannitti, S.N. Behrman, Frederick Kuh, and Maurice Sterne, et al., with poetry by Claude McKay, Harry A. Potamkin, Elizabeth Colwell, and Beulah Chamberlain. Lovely cover art by J.J. Lankes. Quarto (27.5cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 50pp; illus. Diagonal production crease...
[Item #19542]
Price: $125.00
 
The Liberator - Vol.3, No.3 (March, 1920)
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The Liberator - Vol.3, No.2 (February, 1920)
New York: Liberator Publishing Co. 1920. Contents of this issue feature editorials by Max Eastman, poems by Claude McKay, Elizabeth Reeves, Lydia Gibson, and Esther A. Whitmarsh, and articles by Irwin Granich, Manabendra Nath Roy, J.T. Doran, and Hiram K. Moderwell, et al. With a stunning cover by Hugo Gellert...
[Item #19541]
Price: $150.00
 
The Liberator - Vol.3, No.2 (February, 1920)
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The Liberator - Vol.2, No.11 (December, 1919)
New York: Liberator Publishing Co. 1919. Contents include contributions by Walter G. Fuller, Frances Fenwick Williams, Romain Rolland, Max Eastman, and Robert Minor, et al, with artwork by Boardman Robinson, Art Young, and Lydia Gibson. Quarto (27.5cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled, with cover art by Frank Walts; 50pp; illus. Light edgewear...
[Item #19539]
Price: $125.00
 
The Liberator - Vol.2, No.11 (December, 1919)
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Love Bones
Dallas: Matanah / Cecil Neal, 1974. First Edition. The native Chicagoan's second book of poetry, following a 1973 volume titled Bits and Pieces. Uncommon; we note no copies in the trade, with OCLC showing fewer than two dozen holdings in member institutions. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); black and hot pink...
[Item #19457]
Price: $45.00
 
Love Bones
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Prophets For A New Day
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1970. First Edition. Walker's second collection of poetry, the follow-up to her award-winning For My People. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 32pp. Light rubbing to extremities, else Near Fine. A very bright copy.
[Item #19455]
Price: $75.00
 
Prophets For A New Day
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We Walk the Way of the New World
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1970. The author's sixth book, a collection of verse. Second Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 71pp. Light wear to extremities, with a faint crease to front wrapper; Very Good+.
[Item #19454]
Price: $10.00
 
We Walk the Way of the New World
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Black Theatre #1: A Periodical of the Black Theatre Movement
Harlem: The New Lafayette Theatre, 1968. First Edition. First (of six) issue of this periodical dedicated to the performing arts, featuring content by Ed Bullins, Marvin X, LeRoi Jones, and Joe Goncalves, et al. Quarto (27.5m); beige and black illustrated wrappers, stapled; 31pp. Extremities lightly toned, with some faint spotting...
[Item #19451]
Price: $25.00
 
Black Theatre #1: A Periodical of the Black Theatre Movement
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Black Theatre #3: A Periodical of the Black Theatre Movement
Harlem: The New Lafayette Theatre, 1969. First Edition. Third (of six) issue of this periodical dedicated to the performing arts, featuring content by Ed Bullins, Marvin X, Duncan X, Askia Muhammad Touré, and Ben Caldwell, et al. Quarto (27.5m); beige and black illustrated wrappers, stapled; 35pp. Fine copy.
[Item #19450]
Price: $25.00
 
Black Theatre #3: A Periodical of the Black Theatre Movement
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Uptown Beat - Vol.2, No.3 (Fourth Quarter, 1969)
New York: East Harlem Writing Center, 1969. First Edition. Black literary journal which published poetry and artwork from the East Harlem Writing Center, among others. Contributors include Mosa Meisner, Anne M. Ward, Reggie Battles, Carol Henry, and Annie Laurie Chestnut, et al. OCLC notes 14 institutional holdings for any issues...
[Item #19449]
Price: $25.00
 
Uptown Beat - Vol.2, No.3 (Fourth Quarter, 1969)
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From Joan to Angela: A Bitter Ballad of Oppression and Martyrs
Los Angeles: FAD Publishers, 1971. First Edition. A lengthy poem by Conway, comparing the persecution and martyrdom of Joan of Arc to the persecution of Angela Davis. With an introduction by political activist and CPUSA member Oakley C. Johnson. OCLC notes fewer than 2 dozen copies in member institutions. Slim...
[Item #19349]
Price: $30.00
 
From Joan to Angela: A Bitter Ballad of Oppression and Martyrs
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A Black Value System
Newark: Jihad Productions, 1970. First Edition Thus. An essay wherein Baraka outlines seven principles for a Black value system, "solutions to the political dilemma of Black people." Preceded by the appearance published in The Black Scholar the previous year. Slim octavo (21.5cm); black and white wrappers, stapled; pink title page...
[Item #19343]
Price: $30.00
 
A Black Value System
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Literature For The Masses: An Analytical Study of Popular Pamphleteering In Nigeria
Enugu, Nigeria: Nwankwo-Ifejika & Co. Publishers, 1971. First Edition. Important, critical study of Nigerian market literature, a popular literature form that flourished in West African market stalls in the 1960's and 70's, most of it characterized by sensational (and even slightly prurient) content, rustic production values, and a disarmingly naive...
[Item #19293]
Price: $30.00
 
Literature For The Masses: An Analytical Study of Popular Pamphleteering In Nigeria
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Wonders Shall Never End
Onitsha: Highbred Maxwell / Students Own Bookshop, [1971]. Second Edition. An appreciation of the many wonders in life, nature, and modern innovation. One of numerous examples of the popular market literature that flourished in West African market stalls in the 1960's-70's, especially in Nigeria. HOGG 759. Slim octavo (19cm); chickpea...
[Item #19290]
Price: $85.00
 
Wonders Shall Never End
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Never Trust All That Love You
Onitsha: J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [1971]. 6th Edition, enlarged. "An imaginary story about a married couple who had spent most of their time in playing 'High Life.' This afterwards brought trouble into their domestic set-up." A moral tale designed to teach how to discern the character of others, since "the world...
[Item #19289]
Price: $85.00
 
Never Trust All That Love You
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How To Know When A Girl Love You Or Hates You
Onitsha: J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [1971]. First Edition. A volume of "important advice to men and women" in the form of moral parables, essentially teaching women not to trust men who aren't their husbands, and teaching men never to trust women "if you want to leave [sic] long life." One of...
[Item #19287]
Price: $85.00
 
How To Know When A Girl Love You Or Hates You
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The Life in the Prison Yard "It Is A Hard Life"
Onitsha: N.P. [n.d. but ca.1971]. Moral fiction as told by one Mr. Okorinta, an ex-convict who proceeds to detail life in the prison ward. Daily life includes eating without salt, being denied permission to smoke, and segratation from female inmates. One of numerous examples of the popular market literature that...
[Item #19286]
Price: $85.00
 
The Life in the Prison Yard "It Is A Hard Life"
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87 Years Behind the Black Curtain
Philadelphia: Rare Book Company, 1965. First Edition. Self-published memoir by this important African-American educator, who according to the dustjacket copy was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in sociology and, at the time of publication, "the oldest Negro American Ph.D. in the U.S.A." Wright was President of Wilberforce...
[Item #19237]
Price: $75.00
 
87 Years Behind the Black Curtain
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The Mystic Masseur
New York: Vanguard, 1959. First American Edition. The Nobel Prize-winning author's first published book, a novel set in Trinidad, where a frustrated writer supports himself as a masseur, and soon becomes a revered mystic and politician. Basis for a 2001 film adaptation. First Printing. Octavo; black cloth, with titling and...
[Item #19197]
Price: $450.00
 
The Mystic Masseur
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Miguel Street
New York: Vanguard, 1960. First American Edition. A semi-autobiographical novel set in wartime Port of Spain, Trinidad. First Printing. Octavo; goldenrod cloth, with titles stamped in red and green on spine; dustjacket; 222pp. Forward lean, with a little rubbing to lower board edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly rubbed...
[Item #19196]
Price: $125.00
 
Miguel Street

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