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The Sorrows of Priapus
[Norfolk, CT]: New Directions Book, [1957]. First Trade Edition. Octavo (23cm.); original cloth in violet pictorial dust jacket; [8],118,[1]pp.; illus. Minor rubbing to jacket extremities, else About Fine. BILLINGS A7b.
[Item #25211]
Price: $75.00
 
The Sorrows of Priapus
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Invitation to the Lecture "The Borderland of Crime"
New York: Harlem Nationalist Club, 1891. First Edition. Lecture organized by one of the many Nationalist Clubs, socialist political groups which began to emerge in the United States after the publication of Edward Bellamy's novel Looking Backward, 2000-1887 (1888). Oblong palm card (7.5x13cm.); printed on pale grey card stock; Fine...
[Item #25205]
Price: $75.00
 
Invitation to the Lecture "The Borderland of Crime"
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Your Most Humble Servant
New York: Julian Messner, [1949]. Liberty Book Club Edition. Biography of Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), a free African American, described here as the grandson of an African prince and an English servant girl. Banneker became a renowned astronomer, almanac-publisher, correspondent to Jefferson, and surveyor who contributed to the planning of Washington...
[Item #25199]
Price: $35.00
 
Your Most Humble Servant
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Journal of Black Poetry - Vol.1, No.12 (Summer-Fall, 1969)
San Francisco: Journal of Black Poetry, 1969. First Edition. Twelfth issue of this important Black Arts poetry journal, with contributions by Victor H. Cruz, Clarence Major, Ed Bullins, Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, and Marvin X, et al. Quarto (28.25cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 82pp, [6] ads; illus. Light wear and toning...
[Item #25184]
Price: $30.00
 
Journal of Black Poetry - Vol.1, No.12 (Summer-Fall, 1969)
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The President's Voyage to the Colonies and the European Crisis: The Present Position in Portugal
Lisbon: SPN Books, 1940. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original red and blue wrappers lettered in red and white; 62,[1]pp. Shallow chip to upper wrapper fore-edge, rear panel dust soiled, textblock uniformly toned, else About Very Good. "Documents Relating to Portugal's Imperial and Foreign Policy" (from upper cover). Relating to President...
[Item #25181]
Price: $30.00
 
The President's Voyage to the Colonies and the European Crisis: The Present Position in Portugal
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A Little Talk on America [drop title] [Cover title: "Look, You Boob...!" What Bernard Shaw Told the Americans About Russia! His Famous Broadcast]
[London: Friends of the Soviet Union, 1931]. Sixth (1932) printing. Octavo (21cm.); original pictorial staplebound wrappers printed in red and black adorned with a cartoon by William Gropper from "New Masses"; 15pp. Minor toning to wrapper extremities, else Very Good and sound.
[Item #25180]
Price: $25.00
 
A Little Talk on America [drop title] [Cover title: "Look, You Boob...!" What Bernard Shaw Told the Americans About Russia! His Famous Broadcast]
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Woman Power, Social Imperatives, and Home Science
Accra: Ghana Universities Press, 1969. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original blue staplebound printed wrappers; 19pp.; illus. Fine. Inaugural lecture delivered on May 16th, 1969, at the University of Ghana, Legon, where the author was a professor of Home Science. Delineates a number of imperatives, including the improvement of women's education...
[Item #25178]
Price: $30.00
 
Woman Power, Social Imperatives, and Home Science
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Aimbe the Pastor: A Novel [Review Copy]
Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, [1979]. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 328pp. Minor shelf wear to jacket extremities, especially to spine ends, else Very Good or better. Anti-colonial novel by the Ambassador to the United Nations from Papua New Guinea. Review copy with publisher's compliments and...
[Item #25177]
Price: $60.00
 
Aimbe the Pastor: A Novel [Review Copy]
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Aimbe the Pastor: A Novel
Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, [1979]. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 328pp. Minor shelf wear to jacket extremities, especially to spine ends, else Very Good or better. Anti-colonial novel by the Ambassador to the United Nations from Papua New Guinea.
[Item #25175]
Price: $50.00
 
Aimbe the Pastor: A Novel
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Golgotha
Ife [Nigeria]: P.P.P. 1971. First Edition. Octavo (20.25cm.); original purple pictorial staplebound wrappers; 34,[2]pp. Fine. Pan African Pocket Poets, Vol. 4. Igbo author, at the time a PhD student in the SUNY system and featured by the Outriders Poetry Society. One of just a handful of published works by Ndu...
[Item #25172]
Price: $75.00
 
Golgotha
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Seeking Kenya's Treasures: The Life of Charles F. Johnston, Pioneer Missionary of the Africa Inland Mission
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, [1942]. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original cloth in cream pictorial dust jacket printed in brown; [2],147pp. Spine faded, minor wear to extremities, else Very Good or better. Introduction by V. Raymond Edman, president of Wheaton College. Attractive contemporary Wheaton College bookplate to front pastedown...
[Item #25171]
Price: $45.00
 
Seeking Kenya's Treasures: The Life of Charles F. Johnston, Pioneer Missionary of the Africa Inland Mission
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The Old Man and the Medal
[London]: Heinemann, [1967]. First English Language Edition. Cameroonian author's second novel, a criticism of colonialism in the same vein as his first, and arguably most important, work, Une Vie de Boy (1956), translated into English as Houseboy. Octavo (20.5cm.); original cloth in white pictorial dust jacket, rear flap cancel; [6],167pp...
[Item #25170]
Price: $125.00
 
The Old Man and the Medal
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How the Soviets Work
New York: Vanguard Press, [1927]. Study of the USSR based on two trips, in 1920 and 1926, made by Brailsford, a left-wing British journalist and editor of the British socialist newspaper the New Leader from 1922 to 1926. Second (1928) printing. 12mo (18cm.); original yellow pictorial cloth; xv,[1],169pp.; pictorial endpapers...
[Item #25152]
Price: $20.00
 
How the Soviets Work
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Word Over All
London: Jonathan Cape, [1943]. First Edition. Slim octavo (20.5cm.); original cloth in cream dust jacket printed in red and black, red topstain; 52pp. Jacket spine toned with a few cracks affecting text without loss of meaning. Fine in About Very Good jacket. Includes numerous poems from Day Lewis's collection Poems...
[Item #25147]
Price: $25.00
 
Word Over All
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Black and White Coloring Book
San Francisco: Troubador Press, 1969. First Edition. Folio (31.5cm.); original white pictorial staplebound card wrappers; unpaged; chiefly illus. Wrappers uniformly toned, creasing to extremities from handling, gift inscription from a Sister Judith inside upper cover, else interior fine. An About Very Good copy. Provides biographies of 15 historical African-American figures...
[Item #25133]
Price: $35.00
 
Black and White Coloring Book
16.

Reveille for Radicals
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946. At the time of its publication, Jacques Maritain called Reveille for Radicals an "epoch-making" book, and time has only reinforced the enduring importance of Alinsky's work. Based upon Alinsky's own experiences in Chicago's "Back of the Yards" district during the waning years of the...
[Item #25130]
Price: $50.00
 
Reveille for Radicals
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The Witch's Daughter
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, [1966]. First American Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth in olive pictorial dust jacket, green topstain; [8],181pp. Jacket extremities rubbed with a few short closed tears and creasing; Fine in About Very Good jacket. Paranormal young adult novel twice adapted for television, in 1971 and 1996.
[Item #25128]
Price: $25.00
 
The Witch's Daughter
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The Duelling Machine
London: Faber and Faber Limited, [1971]. First U.K. Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; [6],247pp. Price-clipped dust jacket with later price cancel (£1.50); old Strand price sticker to front pastedown, else Near Fine. Third title in the author's Watchmen series, originally published in the U.S. in 1969.
[Item #25127]
Price: $25.00
 
The Duelling Machine
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End of Exile
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. [1975]. Reprint. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth in black pictorial dust jacket by H. Lawrence Hoffman; [8],214pp. Minor shelf wear to jacket extremities, shallow crease to rear jacket flap; Fine in Very Good jacket. Third title in the author's Exiles trilogy.
[Item #25126]
Price: $25.00
 
End of Exile
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This January Tale
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, [1966]. First Edition. One of a series of historical novels, this one set during the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Bryher was briefly involved in a marriage of convenience with author Robert McAlmon, from 1921 to 1927. She later married Kenneth Macpherson, the lover...
[Item #25125]
Price: $20.00
 
This January Tale
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A Change of Light and Other Stories
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. First American Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); 3/4 clay-colored paper over boards, quarterbound in beige linen with titles stamped in silver on spine and in white on front panel; orange topstain; dust jacket; 275pp, [4]. Fine in an attractive example of the foil dustjacket - unclipped...
[Item #25117]
Price: $25.00
 
A Change of Light and Other Stories
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Class Forces in the Development of Free Public Education in the U.S.
[New York]: Jefferson School of Social Science, 1955. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); original yellow pictorial mimeographed wrappers; 10,[1] typescript leaves. Fine. Excerpted from an unpublished manuscript by the educator, Civil Rights activist, and leading member of the Communist Party, from which he resigned in 1957. This piece was originally prepared...
[Item #25111]
Price: $45.00
 
Class Forces in the Development of Free Public Education in the U.S.
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Zizwe: A Little African Boy Born in a Foreign Land. An African Tale
Detroit: Wakweli Publications, [1974]. First Edition. Small quarto (21.5cm.); original yellow pictorial staplebound wrappers; unpaged; printed on yellow cardstock. Fine. Distributed by the Broadside Press. Folktale translated from the original Swahili by N. Mwakikagile.
[Item #25109]
Price: $25.00
 
Zizwe: A Little African Boy Born in a Foreign Land. An African Tale
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Pink Ladies in the Afternoon: New Poems, 1965-1971
Detroit: Lotus Press, 1972. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original white pictorial wrappers printed in black and pink; 63pp. Fine.
[Item #25107]
Price: $15.00
 
Pink Ladies in the Afternoon: New Poems, 1965-1971
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Something For Everyone
Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, 1974. First Edition. Self-published volume of poetry by the native Philadelphia author, much of it love poetry, but a significant portion inspired by her work as a drug counselor to addicts in the Philadelphia Prison System. Octavo (21.5cm); maroon cloth, with titles stamped in silver on...
[Item #25106]
Price: $25.00
 
Something For Everyone


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