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Why Watts Exploded: How the Ghetto Fought Back
New York: Merit Publishers, 1969. Third printing (first issued in 1966). Octavo (22cm); staple-bound pictorial paper wrappers; 21pp. Fine. Far left perspective on the Watts riots. Merit Publishers was the official publishing arm of the Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party, superseded by Pathfinder Press in 1969.
[Item #20312]
Price: $25.00
 
Why Watts Exploded: How the Ghetto Fought Back
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Clinton, Tennessee: A Tentative Description and Analysis of the School Desegregation Crisis [Field Reports on Desegregation in the South, FR2]
New York: Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, [1957]. First Edition. Octavo. Staple-bound self-wrappers; 24pp. Slight external toning and soil; Very Good. Analysis of school desegregation in this medium-sized city in east Tennessee. "There are a few people who favor desegregation and see it as a moral rather than a legal...
[Item #20310]
Price: $35.00
 
Clinton, Tennessee: A Tentative Description and Analysis of the School Desegregation Crisis [Field Reports on Desegregation in the South, FR2]
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Mabel, The Sweet Honey that Poured Away
Onitsha: Membership Bookshop, [1971]. Fourth Edition. A cautionary tale about a Nigerian girl named Mabel, who, once she goes down the path of sexual promiscuity, ultimately comes to a very bad end. One of numerous examples of the popular market literature that flourished in West African market stalls in the...
[Item #20309]
Price: $85.00
 
Mabel, The Sweet Honey that Poured Away
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Adventures of the Four Stars
Onitsha: Highbred Maxwell / Students Own Bookshop, [1965]. First Edition. Short fiction modeled after tales of Texas gunslingers, depicting African guys in a West Lagos setting. 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 228...
[Item #20308]
Price: $85.00
 
Adventures of the Four Stars
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Echoes From The Lagoon
Ibadan (Nigeria): Onibonoje Press & Book Industries, 1973. First Edition. 12mo (18cm). Pictorial card wrappers; 95pp. Bit of external dusting to wrappers, else Fine and unread. Published as the fifth volume in Onibonoje's "African Literature Series." Three-act drama. Three photographic text illustrations (halftones) depicting scenes from the play. The Nigerian...
[Item #20306]
Price: $45.00
 
Echoes From The Lagoon
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Le Rescapé de L'Ethylos
Paris: Présence Africaine, 1963. First Edition. Malian author's second published novel, an anti-colonialist tract based on his own experiences in the Malian independence movement. At the time of publication, Gologo was Minister of Information for the Republic of Mali (formerly French Sudan). Uncommon in the trade. Octavo (19cm). Original orange...
[Item #20305]
Price: $50.00
 
Le Rescapé de L'Ethylos
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Night Comes Softly: anthology of Black female voices
N.p. [Newark: Medic Press]: 1970. First Edition. Giovanni's uncommon fourth book, a self-published anthology of Black women poets. Includes work by Naomi Grimes, Mari Evans, Sonia Sanchez, Gwendolyn Brooks, Jayne Cortez, many others. Includes a section of author biographies. Fragile production, prone to rubbing; rather uncommon in this condition. First...
[Item #20303]
Price: $50.00
 
Night Comes Softly: anthology of Black female voices
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Forty Acres and a Mule. Illustrated by Casey Czarnik
Baltimore: Diana Press, 1973. First Edition. Octavo (20cm). Staple-bound pictorial card wrappers; 27pp. Fine, unmarked copy. First published collection by this African-American poet. GRIER p.52 (C***/A?) for latent lesbian themes.
[Item #20302]
Price: $25.00
 
Forty Acres and a Mule. Illustrated by Casey Czarnik
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Looking At Women. Poems by Fran Winant
New York: Violet Press, 1970. First Edition. Octavo (22cm). Pictorial card wrappers; 34, (1)pp. Trivial external dusting; internally spotless, free of ownership or other markings. First published collection by the important radical feminist poet, co-founder in 1969 of the Gay Liberation Front. Rear flyleaf prints solicitation for the first Violet...
[Item #20301]
Price: $30.00
 
Looking At Women. Poems by Fran Winant
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The Negro Protest: James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King talk with Kenneth B. Clark
Boston: Beacon Press, 1963. First Edition. In apparent trial dustwrapper, printed in black on light blue stock; priced on inside flap but without any printed text to flaps or to rear panel. This design not previously known to this cataloguer. Octavo. Cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 56pp. Fine copy in lightly soiled...
[Item #20300]
Price: $75.00
 
The Negro Protest: James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King talk with Kenneth B. Clark
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The Negro Protest: James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King talk with Kenneth B. Clark
Boston: Beacon Press, 1963. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 56pp. Fine copy in lightly soiled, unclipped dustwrapper, Near Fine. Transcripts of interviews originally produced for Public Television Station WGBH, Boston, in 1963. With an added Afterword by Henry Morgenthau III.
[Item #20299]
Price: $40.00
 
The Negro Protest: James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King talk with Kenneth B. Clark
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For Blacks Only. Poems and Essays by Ralph Gipson
Jericho, NY: Exposition Press, 1974. First Edition. Octavo (21cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 96pp. Fine, unread copy in unworn dustwrapper. Texas author's self-published first (and apparently only) book, "a thought-provoking exposé of the plight of the Black man in America."
[Item #20298]
Price: $45.00
 
For Blacks Only. Poems and Essays by Ralph Gipson
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Psalms of a Black Mother
Anderson, Indiana: The Warner Press, 1970. First Edition. Octavo (20cm). Pictorial card wrappers; 96pp; illus. Fine, unread copy - as new.
[Item #20297]
Price: $20.00
 
Psalms of a Black Mother
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The Harambee Anthology of Poetry. Vol I, no 1 (Spring, 1975)
Cortland, NY: Cortland State University, 1975. First Edition. First anthology of Black student writing from Cortland State University. "...a collective effort of The Third World Organizations of Cortland State University: Uhuru Organization, Black Studies Department, Educational Opportunity Program." Octavo (22cm). Pictorial card wrappers; 39pp; illus. First printing (stated). Very light...
[Item #20296]
Price: $35.00
 
The Harambee Anthology of Poetry. Vol I, no 1 (Spring, 1975)
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The Way I Feel: A Poetic Look At Politics
New York: Vantage Press, 1976. First Edition. The African-American poet's first (and only) collection, which "flooded her mind as she looked at the shambles in which Watergate and its aftermath left the country." Intended, she says, "to replace carrying a picket sign or participating in some demonstration or planting a....
[Item #20295]
Price: $50.00
 
The Way I Feel: A Poetic Look At Politics
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Only To Live Life
New York: Vantage Press, 1975. First Edition. The Baltimore, MD poet's first collection, 39 poems which comment on race, American involvement in Vietnam, and the fears and joys of daily existence. Scarce; no copies for sale in the trade (2014) and OCLC locates just 7 copies in member institutions. First...
[Item #20294]
Price: $50.00
 
Only To Live Life
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Spend Sad Sundays Singing Songs to Sassy Sisters
Chicago: Third World Press, 1974. First Edition. The Atlanta author's first collection of poems, published at the tender age of 23. Fuller did not have an extensive literary output, though his poems appeared in the pages of Prospects, Hanging Loose, Liberator and Black World. First Printing. Slim octavo; illustrated wrappers...
[Item #20293]
Price: $20.00
 
Spend Sad Sundays Singing Songs to Sassy Sisters
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Claude McKay: The Black Poet at War
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1972. First Edition. No.2 in the Broadside Critics Series, in which Gayle "traces the influence of the Jamaican poet Claude McKay on the Harlem Renaissance, and links him with the Negritude movement and the Black Nationalist movement of today." First Printing. Slim octavo; orange wrappers printed in...
[Item #20292]
Price: $20.00
 
Claude McKay: The Black Poet at War
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My Own Hallelujahs
Chicago: Third World Press, 1971. First Edition. The first of two books written by the Chicago-area writer and poet, a collection of poems largely about the urban African-American experience. First Printing. Slim octavo; illustrated wrappers, stapled; 40pp. Fine copy.
[Item #20291]
Price: $20.00
 
My Own Hallelujahs
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David Golder
New York: Horace Liveright, Inc. 1930. First Edition. First novel by the Russian-born author, and the first edition to be translated into English from the original French. The story of a wealthy business man in the years leading up to the Depression, who ends up dealing with a betrayal of...
[Item #20290]
Price: $200.00
 
David Golder
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The Beast of the City
New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1932. First Edition. Novelization and first photoplay edition of Burnett's screenplay for the 1932 pre-code gangster film directed by Charles Brabin, starring Walter Huston, Jean Harlow, and Wallace Ford. Octavo; red cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front panel; red topstain; 218pp...
[Item #20281]
Price: $125.00
 
The Beast of the City
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Adobe Walls: A Novel of the Last Apache Rising
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. First Edition. A mid-career western by Burnett, basis for the 1953 film Arrowhead starring Charlton Heston and Jack Palance. Uncommon in this condition. First Printing. Octavo; patterned paper-covered boards; yellow topstain; dustjacket; 279pp, [1]. Small booksellers ticket to rear pastedown, else Fine in a....
[Item #20280]
Price: $200.00
 
Adobe Walls: A Novel of the Last Apache Rising
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Nineteen Eighty-Four
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. First American Edition. Orwell's towering dystopia, the vocabulary of which has become part of the fabric of our culture. FENWICK A12b. First Printing. Octavo; beige cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in black and crimson on spine and front panel; red variant dustjacket;...
[Item #20276]
Price: $350.00
 
Nineteen Eighty-Four
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The Moth
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First Edition. "The odyssey of Jack Dillon from boy soprano to professional football player, to fruit-picker, to oil man, to soldier and advertising man. Like the moth which appears as a symbol, Dillon is betrayed by what attracts him most." BAIRD 377; HANNA 560...
[Item #20275]
Price: $50.00
 
The Moth
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Past All Dishonor
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First Edition. "A young Confederate spy in California during the Civil War pursues a sporting girl to Virginia City, Nevada, plans a robbery to satisfy her material demands, and dies in the effort." BAIRD 378. First Printing. Octavo; red cloth, with titles stamped in...
[Item #20274]
Price: $100.00
 
Past All Dishonor

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