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The Santa Fean: A National Monthly. Vol I, no. 2 (August, 1940)
Santa Fe: The Santa Fean, 1940. First Edition. Short-lived periodical geared to Santa Fe's bohemian arts community. Publication ceased in Spring, 1942. This issue with literary contributions by Ina Sizer Cassidy, Madeline Gwynne, John L. Sinclair, Alfred Morang, and others. Cover illustration from a woodblock by Willard F. Clark; one...
[Item #20221]
Price: $50.00
 
The Santa Fean: A National Monthly. Vol I, no. 2 (August, 1940)
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Charter 78: The Prison System in South Vietnam
Gennevilliers (France): Quê Me / Vietnamese Section of the Khmero-Lao-Vietnamese Committee for Human Rights, 1978. First Edition. Quarto (30cm). Pictorial, staple-bound paper wrappers; 31, [3]pp. Fine. Documentation and appeal for support for political prisoners in South Vietnam. Includes "List of 163 writers, poets and artists arrested in South Vietnam since...
[Item #20220]
Price: $60.00
 
Charter 78: The Prison System in South Vietnam
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The Coming American Revolution
New York: Pioneer Publishers, 1947. First Edition. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Pictorial paper wrappers; 31pp. Paper mildly tanned, else a crisp, unworn copy, Near Fine. Striking cover graphic by J. Thal.
[Item #20219]
Price: $20.00
 
The Coming American Revolution
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Spain In Arms 1937
New York: Henry Holt, 1937. First Edition. Octavo. Red cloth boards; pictorial dustwrapper; 85pp. Tight, well-preserved copy with scattered red pencil marginalia to text. Dustwrapper moderately worn, with 1" closed tear to front panel; just VG. Sound reading copy of the somewhat less common hardcover issue.
[Item #20218]
Price: $25.00
 
Spain In Arms 1937
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Spain In Arms 1937
New York: Henry Holt, 1937. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 85pp. Covers typically worn and soiled; faint pencil notations to rear wrapper; corner-creasing scattered to text. A tightly bound, Good reading copy of the simultaneous softcover issue.
[Item #20217]
Price: $20.00
 
Spain In Arms 1937
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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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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)
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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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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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Mary Ellen Shadd's 1959 Negro Business Directory, State of Wisconsin. 6th Edition
Milwaukee: Mary Ellen Shadd, 1959. Scarce Negro directory, issued by the publisher of the Milwaukee Defender, Wisconsin's only black-owned paper. Includes hundreds of ads for black-owned businesses, nearly all in Milwaukee. Quite uncommon; only five locations noted in OCLC for any holdings, none appearing to include this edition. Sixth edition...
[Item #20178]
Price: $250.00
 
Mary Ellen Shadd's 1959 Negro Business Directory, State of Wisconsin. 6th Edition
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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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Parted Lovers
Aboso (Ghana): Benibengor Book Agency, 1972. Third edition. Octavo. Staple-bound, printed wrappers; 26pp. Text paper toned, else a clean, Very Good copy.
[Item #20163]
Price: $25.00
 
Parted Lovers


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