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126.

In Search of Roots
Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, [1970]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth in white pictorial dust jacket; [4],40pp. Very minor toning along jacket extremities, else About Fine. Poetry collection by African-American native of St. Petersburg, Florida, at the time of publication serving as co-minister at the Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church...
[Item #25000]
Price: $30.00
 
In Search of Roots
127.

Soul Session: Anthology of the B.C.D.
Newark: Jihad Productions, 1969. First Edition. Revolutionary poems by members of Black Community Defense, a Newark cultural and armed resistance group co-founded by Amiri Baraka, Balozi Zayd Muhammad and martial arts expert Mfundish Maasi. No editorial credit given, though Baraka would presumably have been influential in the selection of the...
[Item #24999]
Price: $75.00
 
Soul Session: Anthology of the B.C.D.
128.

Chameleon [Review Copy]
Los Angeles: Crescent Publications, [1978]. First Edition. Self-published novel about the difficulties faced by a black doctor, authored by an African-American cardiologist, and described as "The Explosive" sequel to his first fictional work, Mercy Is King (1974). It should also be noted that the platform shoes Mays is sporting in...
[Item #24998]
Price: $75.00
 
Chameleon [Review Copy]
129.

Baby Chocolate and Other Short Stories: Aspects of the Black Experience. An Original Collection
New York: William-Frederick Press, 1975. First Edition. Octavo (23cm). Cloth boards, dustjacket, 117pp. Fine and unmarked in crisp but faintly foxed dustwrapper, Near Fine. Collection of short fiction by an inmate of the Lorton, Virginia penitentiary. Includes several stories of prison life.
[Item #24997]
Price: $40.00
 
Baby Chocolate and Other Short Stories: Aspects of the Black Experience. An Original Collection
130.

Woman, Man's Best Friend (Proverbs, Parables, Poems, Songs)
[San Francisco: Al Kitab Sudan Publications, 1973]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original orange pictorial wrappers printed in brown; [6],iv,[2],88pp.; text printed in brown on tan stock. Fine. Collected short poetical pieces by Marvin X, written between 1969 and 1972. He assures the reader in his introduction that he is not...
[Item #24996]
Price: $100.00
 
Woman, Man's Best Friend (Proverbs, Parables, Poems, Songs)
131.

Up from the Dead Level
[Madison: FAS Publishing, 1974]. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cream photomontage staplebound wrappers; 35pp.; printed on yellow stock. Fine. Poetry collection by 23-year-old folklorist, whose previous work, according to the author biography on the rear cover, was being "currently reviewed by Black World and Dudley Randall of Broadside Press."
[Item #24995]
Price: $50.00
 
Up from the Dead Level
132.

Om Black
N.p., n.d. [1971?]. Author's scarce second book, a collection of intensely political poems of African-American life, many confronting the twin issues of race and gender. The poet was a Chicago resident and member of the Southside OBAC Writer's Collective headed by Don L. Lee (who is credited as a "Writing...
[Item #24994]
Price: $50.00
 
Om Black
133.

My Mercedes Is Bigger than Yours
New York: Harper & Row, [1975]. First American Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original linen-backed boards in olive pictorial dust jacket; [8],177pp. Jacket extremities a bit rubbed, else Near Fine. Satirical novel by Nigerian novelist and poet.
[Item #24993]
Price: $35.00
 
My Mercedes Is Bigger than Yours
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Reflections on Life and Other Poems
New York: Vantage Press, 1976. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 46pp. Bit of soil to upper edge of text block, else fine, in lightly soiled dustwrapper, Near Fine. Self-published poems, many on racial themes, by a Michigan-born author.
[Item #24992]
Price: $45.00
 
Reflections on Life and Other Poems
135.

Don't Call Me Black [Promotional Copy]
New York: Vantage Press, [1980]. First Edition. African-American social history in the form of a dialogue between four professionals of different races, including a lawyer, an economist, and a psychologist. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in brown pictorial dust jacket; [6],169pp. Fine. Promotional typescript letter on Press letterhead with accompanying envelope...
[Item #24990]
Price: $45.00
 
Don't Call Me Black [Promotional Copy]
136.

Long Drums and Cannons: Nigerian Dramatists and Novelists
New York: Praeger Publishers, [1969]. First American edition, second (1970) printing. Octavo (22.5cm.); original simulated cloth in black pictorial dust jacket; 209pp. Bottom edge of upper jacket panel creased, else Fine in Very Good or better jacket. Includes essays on the works of Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, and Amos Tutuola.
[Item #24987]
Price: $20.00
 
Long Drums and Cannons: Nigerian Dramatists and Novelists
137.

Scottsboro: Act Three
New York: International Labor Defense, 1934. First Edition. 16mo (14cm.); printed staplebound self-wrappers; 15pp. Uniformly toned and brittle due to poor paper stock, small loss to upper cover fore-edge not affecting text, else Very Good, albeit fragile. Communist take on the murder verdict against Heywood Patterson and Clarence Norris, two...
[Item #24980]
Price: $25.00
 
Scottsboro: Act Three
138.

Anarchism: What It Really Stands For [cover title]
New York: Mother Earth Publishing Association, 1916. Second Edition. Small octavo (19.5cm.); printed staplebound self-wrappers; unpaged. About Fine.
[Item #24978]
Price: $50.00
 
Anarchism: What It Really Stands For [cover title]
139.

The Oneida Community. Replies by one of the surviving members, to the interrogatories of a French political economist [M. Fabré]
Kenwood [NY]: 1897. First Edition. Replies, by a former resident, to "Monsieur [Auguste?] Fabre", answering questions regarding the disbanding of the Oneida Community. "I believe that the first cause of the dissolution of the Oneida Community was the plan and purpose of God...a second cause was the intense opposition or...
[Item #24976]
Price: $75.00
 
The Oneida Community. Replies by one of the surviving members, to the interrogatories of a French political economist [M. Fabré]
140.

Out There Was Silence, Too
New York: Vantage Press, 1968. First Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; 48pp. Slight lean to spine; light wear; still Near Fine in a bright, lightly rubbed and soiled dustwrapper. Self-published volume of anti-war poems by a disabled, African-American Vietnam veteran. Calhoun County, South Carolina author.
[Item #24975]
Price: $45.00
 
Out There Was Silence, Too
141.

Clear the Slums: Build Real Homes for the Workers [drop title]
[New York: Socialist Party, 1932?]. First Edition. Octavo (23cm.); single sheet folded into 6-panelled pamphlet; illus. About Fine. Promotional leaflet condemning the state of housing in New York City, urging readers to "Vote the Straight Socialist Ticket!...Vote 'Yes' On Proposition for the Municipal-Owned Power Plant." Integral order blank for The...
[Item #24973]
Price: $25.00
 
Clear the Slums: Build Real Homes for the Workers [drop title]
142.

Creative Poems
New York: Vantage Press, 1974. First Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; 47pp. Fine, in slightly edge-rubbed Near Fine jacket. Self-published poetry, a few on African-American political themes. The author was a Tennessee native, and a graduate of Tennesse State University.
[Item #24972]
Price: $40.00
 
Creative Poems
143.

The Fabulous Life of Diego Rivera (inscribed to Phillip and Agnes Jaffe)
New York: Stein and Day, [1963]. First Edition. Noteworthy association copy, inscribed from one prominent ex-Communist to another. Wolfe (1896-1977) was a founding member of the Communist Party of America and later, following his expulsion from the CPUSA, a Director of Propaganda for the Communist Party (Opposition), a group headed...
[Item #24970]
Price: $125.00
 
The Fabulous Life of Diego Rivera (inscribed to Phillip and Agnes Jaffe)
144.

Parachute Shop Blues and other writings of New Orleans [Title from cover: Parachute Shop Blues and other poems by New Orleans poets]
New Orleans: Department of English, Xavier University, [1972]. First Edition. Uncommon anthology of New Orleans poets, edited by the briefly prominent Afro-Mexican author Carl Senna, today perhaps best known as the subject of his daughter Danzy Senna's deeply critical tell-all memoir Where Did You Sleep Last Night (2009), a book...
[Item #24969]
Price: $75.00
 
Parachute Shop Blues and other writings of New Orleans [Title from cover: Parachute Shop Blues and other poems by New Orleans poets]
145.

Dark Symphony
New York: Sheed & Ward, 1942. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in black decorative dust jacket; 194pp. Jacket edges scuffed with short closed tears, creasing and shallow losses not affecting text; contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper, else interior Very Good in Good jacket. Memoir of an African-American...
[Item #24968]
Price: $25.00
 
Dark Symphony
146.

Africa: What After Independence?
Paris: Présence Africaine, [1960]. First Edition. 12mo (18cm.); original grey printed staplebound wrappers; 15,[1]pp. Textblock a bit toned, else Fine. Issued by the Committee of African Organisations "as the first of a series intended to provide a forum for discussion of the future..." (p. 3).
[Item #24967]
Price: $30.00
 
Africa: What After Independence?
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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born: A Novel
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1968. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in black pictorial dust jacket; [8],215pp. Jacket folds a bit foxed, else Very Good or better. Novel describing the ignominious "new African state" by a Ghanaian-born author educated in the United States, "who went back to take...
[Item #24966]
Price: $45.00
 
The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born: A Novel
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A Husband for Esi Ellua
Accra: Anowuo Educational Publications, [1967]. First Edition. 12mo (18cm.); original green and white pictorial wrappers printed in green and purple; iv,5-179,[1]pp. Wrappers a bit worn from handling, textblock lightly toned, else About Very Good and sound. Ghanaian novel set during World War II on the Gold Coast (present-day Ghana).
[Item #24965]
Price: $25.00
 
A Husband for Esi Ellua
149.

The Black Letters: Love Letters from a Black Soldier in Viet Nam [Title from cover: "The Blackletters: Love Letters from a Black Soldier in VIetnam]
Washington DC: Nuclassics & Science Publishing Company, 1972. First Edition. Octavo (22cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 72pp. Fine, in lightly rubbed and dusted, Near Fine dustwrapper. Brief epistolary novella, portraying a long-distance romance between an African-American soldier in Vietnam and his sweetheart in the U.S. The authors were both members of...
[Item #24964]
Price: $60.00
 
The Black Letters: Love Letters from a Black Soldier in Viet Nam [Title from cover: "The Blackletters: Love Letters from a Black Soldier in VIetnam]
150.

Who Cares
New York: Carlton Press, 1968. First Edition. Octavo (21cm). Tan cloth boards; dustjacket; 61pp. Fine, in lightly rubbed pictorial dustwrapper. Thinly-veiled autobiographical fiction, chronicling the adventures of a young African-American soldier in Korea, Vietnam and, finally, in mercenary service fighting with Angolan rebels. At the time of publication, the author...
[Item #24963]
Price: $40.00
 
Who Cares

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