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126.

Some American History
Houston: Institute for the Arts, Rice University, 1971. First Edition. Exhibition catalog for a 1971 traveling exhibition of works by Larry Rivers, Ellsworth Ausby, Peter Bradley, William Williams and others, all on themes of African-American history, slavery, and civil rights. Introductory text by Charles Childs. 49 works pictured, with catalog...
[Item #20216]
Price: $45.00
 
Some American History
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Look What They Done To My Song
New York: Random House, 1974. First Edition. Octavo. Green cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 251pp. Tight, Near Fine copy; remainder mark to bottom edge of text block. In the original pictorial dustwrapper, slightly toned at extremities but still sharp and unworn; Very Good Plus. Erratum slip included. Jazz novel; first book by...
[Item #20215]
Price: $45.00
 
Look What They Done To My Song
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The Widow's Children
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. 1976. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 224pp. Fine in original unclipped dustwrapper which is bright and crisp, miniscule closed nick to front panel, Near Fine. Fourth novel by the author of Poor George and Desperate Characters.
[Item #20214]
Price: $75.00
 
The Widow's Children
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Undercurrents: The Psycho-Social Neuroses of Civilized Man
New York: Vantage Press, 1971. First Edition. Self-published meditations on the ultimate futility and depravity of existence, by an African-American author. "Dr. Small is a Cassandra of doom. Even the most extreme of the Old Testament prophets, crying out the abominations of the world, held out possibilities of repentance, hopes...
[Item #20213]
Price: $50.00
 
Undercurrents: The Psycho-Social Neuroses of Civilized Man
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Negroes With Guns
New York: Marzani & Munsell, 1962. First Edition. Account of events in Monroe, N.C. in the summer of 1961, when Black residents armed themselves in self-defense against the Ku Klux Klan. Written by Robert F. Williams, the movement's organizer. Williams would later be framed on a kidnaping charge (he accused...
[Item #20212]
Price: $30.00
 
Negroes With Guns
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Mwanamke Mwananchi (The Nationalist Woman)
Newark, NJ: Mumininas of CFUN, 1971. First Edition. Octavo. Staple-bound, pictorial wrappers; 16pp. Rear wrapper toned along margins; trivial external wear, including a minutely bumped lower corner; Near Fine. Instructions for conduct and training for Black Nationalist women, including education, nutrition, and gender roles.
[Item #20211]
Price: $35.00
 
Mwanamke Mwananchi (The Nationalist Woman)
132.

Sleeping Beauty: A Lesbian Fairy Tale
Atlanta: Sojourner Truth Press, 1972. Second (Revised) Edition. Parable, with utopian aspects, of lesbian awakening. Revised (though the nature of the "revisions" is unclear) from the first edition of a year earlier. Gabriner (b.1942) was active in the civil rights movement and Freedom Summer; later joined the Weather Underground and...
[Item #20209]
Price: $75.00
 
Sleeping Beauty: A Lesbian Fairy Tale
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Raw Milk
New York: Kioka Publications, 1972. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 48pp; illus. Small bump to upper corner of text, else a Fine, unworn and apparently unread copy. Harlem author's self-published first (and to our knowledge, only) book of poems.
[Item #20194]
Price: $30.00
 
Raw Milk
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Blues For an African Princess
Chicago: Third World Press, 1973. Second Printing. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 36pp. Bit of soil to covers, still a tight, Near Fine copy. African-American poet's uncommon second book, following his controversial 1969 novel The Spook Who Sat By The Door.
[Item #20193]
Price: $25.00
 
Blues For an African Princess
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Communist and Co-Operative Colonies. Translated by Ernest F. Row
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. N.d. [1930]. First American Edition. Octavo (21cm). Black cloth boards; paper spine label; 222pp. Ink ownership signature to front endpaper, else a tight, Near Fine and unmarked copy, lacking dustwrapper.
[Item #20192]
Price: $20.00
 
Communist and Co-Operative Colonies. Translated by Ernest F. Row
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The Gospel Blues and Poetry of Eugene McDaniels
New York: Charles Hansen Music and Books, N.d. [ca 1972]. First Edition. Collects lyrics and music from the Atlantic recording star's later, "Black consciousness" period, including his best-known social protest anthem "Compared to What"; photographs by Vincent Aiosa. Somewhat uncommon, especially in nice condition. Quarto (28cm). Pictorial glossy card wrappers;...
[Item #20191]
Price: $75.00
 
The Gospel Blues and Poetry of Eugene McDaniels
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Soul Motion II
Nashville: Division of Cultural Research, Department of Art / Fisk University, N.d. [ca 1970]. First, Limited Edition. Quarto (28cm). Stapled card wrappers; 19pp; illus. Slight vertical crease to text block; bit of external soil; Very Good. Limited to 500 numbered copies. "This book of poems, a senior project in art...
[Item #20190]
Price: $45.00
 
Soul Motion II
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De Mayor of Harlem
New York: Dutton, 1970. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth-backed, paper-covered boards; 128pp. Fine, tight copy in unworn jacket, slightly toned on spine and extremities, still Near Fine. First published book by the important African-American poet, influential member of the Umbra group and founding editor of its journal Umbra.
[Item #20186]
Price: $40.00
 
De Mayor of Harlem
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Labor Record of the Republican Party and its Candidate Theodore Roosevelt
[Milwaukee: Allied Printing]: 1904. First Edition. Rare pro-Roosevelt leaflet from his first Presidential campaign, addressed to workers, highlighting Roosevelt's pro-labor and reform record. A fragile and rare piece of Rooseveltiana; OCLC notes only three locations; none others in commerce (2014). Pamphlet. Printed self-wraps (folded sheets, unbound); 16pp. Paper toned and...
[Item #20183]
Price: $75.00
 
Labor Record of the Republican Party and its Candidate Theodore Roosevelt
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Negroes With Guns
New York: Marzani & Munsell, 1962. First Edition. Account of events in Monroe, N.C. in the summer of 1961, when Black residents armed themselves in self-defense against the Ku Klux Klan. Written by Robert F. Williams, the movement's organizer. Williams would later be framed on a kidnaping charge (he accused...
[Item #20171]
Price: $50.00
 
Negroes With Guns
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The Wright Poems
London: Paul Breman, 1972. First Edition. First printing. Staple-bound pictorial card wrappers; 20pp. A fine, fresh copy, free of markings or wear. Issued as Volume Eighteen in Breman's "Heritage Series" of African-American poetry chapbooks.
[Item #20170]
Price: $15.00
 
The Wright Poems
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Catechism of d neoamerican hoodoo church
London: Paul Breman, 1971. Second edition [i.e., Printing]. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 28pp. Fine, unread copy, free of markings or significant wear. States "Second Edition"; actually a second printing, printed from the same setting of type. An uncommonly fresh copy. Issued as Volume Eleven in Breman's "Heritage Series" of African-American...
[Item #20169]
Price: $30.00
 
Catechism of d neoamerican hoodoo church
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Catechism of d neoamerican hoodoo church
London: Paul Breman, 1970. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 28pp. Crease to corner of rear wrapper, else a clean, fresh copy, Very Good. Issued as Volume Eleven in Breman's "Heritage Series" of African-American poetry chapbooks.
[Item #20168]
Price: $30.00
 
Catechism of d neoamerican hoodoo church
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Down Nigger Paved Streets
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1972. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (18cm). Staple-bound, pictorial wrappers; 28pp. Few spots of very faint spotting to front cover, else a fine, fresh copy, free of markings or significant wear. Introduction by Geneva Smitherman. Posthumous volume of work by Detroit poet Thigpen (1948-1971). Among the tougher...
[Item #20167]
Price: $75.00
 
Down Nigger Paved Streets
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Panther Man
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1970. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (22cm); stapled card wrappers; 32pp. Fine, fresh copy, free of markings or wear. The influential African-American poet's fourth book.
[Item #20166]
Price: $25.00
 
Panther Man
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The Black Bird: A Parable for Black Children [Broadside]
Fresno: Al Kitab Sudan Publication, 1968. First Edition. Broadside, 11" x 8-1/2". Fine - an unworn, apparently uncirculated copy. Brief parable by an influential founder of the Black Arts movement.
[Item #20165]
Price: $25.00
 
The Black Bird: A Parable for Black Children [Broadside]
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History is your own heartbeat: poems
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1971. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 96pp. Perfect, unread copy in pristine dustwrapper; As New. African-American poet's second book.
[Item #20164]
Price: $50.00
 
History is your own heartbeat: poems
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Six Folk Tales
Aboso (Ghana): Benibengor Book Agency, 1969. First Edition. Octavo. Staple-bound, printed wrappers; 26pp. Text paper toned, else a clean, Very Good copy. Retellings of traditional Ghanaian folk tales by the prolific fiction writer, journalist and poet.
[Item #20162]
Price: $45.00
 
Six Folk Tales
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The night-blooming cereus
London: Paul Breman, 1972. Second Edition. Octavo; staple-bound wrappers; 16pp. Stated second edition (actually first trade edition, following a limited issue of 150 copies). Fine, unread copy, free of markings or wear. Volume 20 in Breman's "Heritage Series" of chapbooks by African-American poets.
[Item #20161]
Price: $20.00
 
The night-blooming cereus
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Jackie: A Black Children's Book
Chicago: Third World Press, 1970. First Edition. First printing. Oblong octavo (14cm x 22cm). Staple-bound, pictorial card wrappers; [32pp]; illus. Fine, apparently unread copy. Illustrated by Cheryl Jolly. Afrocentric children's book featuring an androgynous main character. Uncommon in trade; this a lovely, bright example.
[Item #20159]
Price: $125.00
 
Jackie: A Black Children's Book

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