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Family Planning in Ceylon
Colombo: [Colombo Apothecaries' Co. Ltd.], 1968. First Edition. Octavo (22cm.); original buckram in grey decorative dust jacket; vi,188pp.; a few folding table plates. Minor shelf wear, else Very Good or better.
[Item #28573]
Price: $45.00
 
Family Planning in Ceylon. O. E. R. ABHAYARATNE, C H. S. Jayewardene.
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49 Wise Sayings, 72 Idioms, 33 Riddles and Jokes, 44 Questions & Answers [...]
Onitsha: J.C. Brothers Bookshop / Providence Printing Press, [1972?]. A gathering of quotes, speeches, political trivia, and folksy riddles - an attempt at a poor man's guide to becoming more cosmopolitan. An excellent example of the popular literature that flourished in Nigerian market stalls in the 1960s and 70s, most...
[Item #31075]
Price: $85.00
 
49 Wise Sayings, 72 Idioms, 33 Riddles and Jokes, 44 Questions & Answers [...]. J. ABIAKAM, pseud.
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How To Write Business Letters, Correct Agreements, Telegrams, Good Letters, and Applications
Onitsha: J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [1971?]. First Edition. An excellent example of the popular literature that flourished in Nigerian market stalls in the 1960s and 70s, most of it characterized by slightly sensational content, rustic production values, and a disarmingly naive (to an American reader's eyes, at least) approach to its...
[Item #31074]
Price: $200.00
 
How To Write Business Letters, Correct Agreements, Telegrams, Good Letters, and Applications. J. ABIAKAM, pseud.
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Teach Yourself How To Write Love Letters, Toasts, Invitations, and Engagement Letters
Onitsha: J.C. Brothers Bookshop / All Star Printers, [1971]. First Edition. Manual providing examples of love letters, engagement letters, marriage proposals, and relationship advice (some practical, some not-so-practical). An excellent example of the popular literature that flourished in Nigerian market stalls in the 1960s and 70s, most of it characterized...
[Item #31076]
Price: $85.00
 
Teach Yourself How To Write Love Letters, Toasts, Invitations, and Engagement Letters. J. ABIAKAM, pseud.
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Armenian Folk Arts, Culture, and Identity [Inscribed and Signed]
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, [2001]. First Edition. Quarto (28.5cm.); original simulated cloth boards in photo-illustrated dust jacket; xi,[3],312pp.; color and black and white photographic illus. throughout. Just a hint of wear to jacket panels, else Fine. Inscribed and signed on title page: "For Kitty - Nancy Sweezy / Sam Sweezy."
[Item #31789]
Price: $150.00
 
Armenian Folk Arts, Culture, and Identity [Inscribed and Signed]. photography ed Sam Sweezy, Levon ABRAHAMIAN, eds Nancy Sweezy.
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Morning Yet on Creation Day: Essays
Garden City: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1975. First American Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth-backed boards in olive pictorial dust jacket; xiii,[3],175pp. A touch rubbed at jacket spine ends, old faint rubberstamp price on front free endpaper; Near Fine.
[Item #24854]
Price: $75.00
 
Morning Yet on Creation Day: Essays. Chinua ACHEBE.
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Cora Street
Pittsburgh: ACTION-Housing, 1969. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); original brown printed wrappers; [2],77,[1]pp.; illus. Fine. "A Pioneering Demonstration in Rehabilitating Aging but Structurally Sound Housing" (from upper cover).
[Item #22706]
Price: $45.00
 
Cora Street. INC ACTION-HOUSING, text Arthur P. Ziegler Jr.
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Common Ground - Vol.1, No.1 (Autumn, 1940)
New York: Common Council for American Unity, 1940. First Edition. Premiere issue of the ahead-of-its-time quarterly, devoted to celebrating multicultural Americanism and fighting intolerance and discrimination. With contributions by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr., Michael De Capite, and George Schuyler, et al., with a bibliography of children's books about life in...
[Item #25988]
Price: $50.00
 
Common Ground - Vol.1, No.1 (Autumn, 1940). Louis ADAMIC.
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Women Professional Workers: A Study Made for the Women's Educational and Industrial Union
Chautauqua: The Chautauqua Press, 1921. First Edition. Octavo. Tan cloth boards, lettered in black on spine and front cover; 392, (2)pp. Mild cover soil, else a tight, VG copy, with text free of markings or wear; lacking the dustwrapper. In the "Chautauqua Home Reading" series.
[Item #24761]
Price: $25.00
 
Women Professional Workers: A Study Made for the Women's Educational and Industrial Union. Elizabeth Kemper ADAMS.
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Beet Sugar
Philadelphia: Works Progress Administration, National Research Project in cooperation with National Bureau of Economic Research, 1938. First Edition. Quarto (25.5cm.); original blue laminated printed wrappers; xxiv,190pp.; illus. Some bubbling to lamination, wrappers rather worn from handling, else About Very Good. Forms part of the series Productivity and Employment in Selected...
[Item #25846]
Price: $50.00
 
Beet Sugar. Raymond K. ADAMSON, Miriam E. West.
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The Long Road of Woman's Memory
New York: Macmillan Company, 1916. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original blue gilt-embossed cloth; xv,[1],168,[2],[4](ads)pp. Some light shelf wear, spine gilt a bit dulled, else Very Good or better. Study based on accounts provided by elderly first generation immigrant women living in Hull House, the settlement house in Chicago co-founded by...
[Item #31872]
Price: $50.00
 
The Long Road of Woman's Memory. Jane ADDAMS.
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Women at the Hague: The International Congress of Women and Its Results
New York: Macmillan Company, 1915. First Edition. 12mo (17.75cm.); original parchment-covered boards, paper label printed and ruled in dark green mounted to upper cover; vii,[1],171pp. Review copy with slip laid in and pressure stamp to title page; additional publisher's prospectuses and catalogs laid in. Toning and dusting, spine quite darkened...
[Item #29567]
Price: $250.00
 
Women at the Hague: The International Congress of Women and Its Results. Jane ADDAMS, , Emily G. Balch, Alice Hamilton.
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The Old-Time Saloon. Not Wet - Not Dry - Just History (Signed/Ltd ed)
New York: Ray Long & Richard Smith, 1931. First, Limited Edition. Number 114 of an unspecified number of signed and hand-numbered copies. Octavo. Blue cloth boards (hardcover), lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; 175pp, including 13 inserted leaves of plates. Issued in unprinted glassine, which is missing from...
[Item #31246]
Price: $50.00
 
The Old-Time Saloon. Not Wet - Not Dry - Just History (Signed/Ltd ed). George ADE.
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All Is Not Lost
Ibadan: Adekile Goodwill Grammar School, [1973]. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original blue and black staplebound wrappers lettered in yellow and white; 49pp. Fine. Imprint on upper cover: Ilesanmi Press Ltd., Ilesa. 5-act play set in a polygamous home in Nigeria. Unlocated in OCLC as of September, 2015.
[Item #27419]
Price: $75.00
 
All Is Not Lost. V. Tai ADETUYI.
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Negro Art: Past and Present
Washington DC: The Associates in Negro Folk Education, 1936. First Edition. An early, important work by the native Philadelphia author and key Harlem Renaissance figure. Issued as Bronze Booklet No.3, Locke's work explores the Negro artist and Negro art, the European and American reception of Negro artists, and the future...
[Item #29419]
Price: $250.00
 
Negro Art: Past and Present. AFRICAN AMERICANA, Alain LOCKE.
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Banner: We Shall Overcome. 1929-1968. Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.
N.p. S.i. [ca.1968]. Memorial banner likely produced after King's assassination on April 4, 1968, with a large illustrated bust at center, flanked by his birth and death years, with the bold text "WE SHALL OVERCOME" along the top edge. Original memorial banner, with text and illustration of Dr. King in...
[Item #29043]
Price: $250.00
 
Banner: We Shall Overcome. 1929-1968. Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. AFRICAN AMERICANA, Martin Luther KING JR.
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To Be A Slave in Brazil, 1550-1888
New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1986. First American Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 250pp; includes bibliography. Removed from a non-circulating private library, with ink ownership markings to front endpaper and accompanying black ink elisions from de-accession. Else a clean, sharp, tight copy in crisp, Fine dustwrapper.
[Item #15241]
Price: $20.00
 
To Be A Slave in Brazil, 1550-1888. AFRICAN AMERICANS LATIN AMERICA, Katia M. de Queiros MATTOSO.
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Jamaica Farewell: Jamaican Migrants in London
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 262pp; includes bibliography. Removed from a non-circulating private library, with ink ownership markings to front endpaper and accompanying black ink elisions from de-accession. Else a clean, sharp, tight copy in crisp VG dustwrapper.
[Item #15235]
Price: $25.00
 
Jamaica Farewell: Jamaican Migrants in London. AFRICAN AMERICANS - CARIBBEAN, Nancy FONER.
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The Negro in Brazilian Society
New York: Columbia University Press, 1969. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 489pp; includes bibliography. Removed from a non-circulating private library, with ink ownership markings to front endpaper and accompanying black ink elisions from de-accession. Else a clean, sharp, tight copy in clean, VG dustwrapper.
[Item #15234]
Price: $20.00
 
The Negro in Brazilian Society. AFRICAN AMERICANS - LATIN AMERICA, Florestan FERNANDES.
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Black Politics in Philadelphia
New York: Basic Books, Inc. 1973. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 228pp. Removed from a non-circulating private library, with ink ownership markings to front endpaper and accompanying black ink elisions from de-accession. Else clean, bright copy in very good dustwrapper.
[Item #15253]
Price: $20.00
 
Black Politics in Philadelphia. African Americans - Philadelphia, Miriam ERSHKOWITZ, Joseph Zikmund.
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In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement [Inscribed]
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1988. First Edition. History of the largest Black women's organization in the United States, chronicling both the story of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority as well as the increasing involvement of Black women in the political, social, and economic affairs of America. First Printing...
[Item #29478]
Price: $50.00
 
In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement [Inscribed]. AFRICAN AMERICANS - WOMEN, Paula GIDDINGS.
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Howard University: H Club Banquet & Smoker, Honiring 1945 Football Team of Howard University, December 15, 1945, Frazier Hall [title from cover]. Signed by Head Coach Edward L. Jackson and 27 others
Washington DC: Howard University, 1945. Small octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"); staple-bound wrappers; [5]pp. Clean copy with mild external wear; Very Good to Near Fine. Contents include a banquet menu, team roster, and ads for local businesses. The front cover is autographed by Head Coach Edward Jackson, Assistant Coach Joe Cole...
[Item #29389]
Price: $400.00
 
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American Negro Slave Revolts
New York: International Publishers, 1968. Reprint. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 409pp; includes bibliography. Removed from a non-circulating private library, with ink ownership markings to front endpaper and accompanying black ink elisions from de-accession. Else a sharp, unmarked copy, lightly soiled on covers. A Marxist analysis.
[Item #15238]
Price: $15.00
 
American Negro Slave Revolts. AFRICAN AMERICANS, Herbert APTHEKER.
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Confrontation: Black and White
Chicago: Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. 1965. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 321pp; includes bibliography. An ex-library reading copy, with typical indications including shelf label, card pocket, and accession stamps. Moderate edgewear and rubbing to jacket; small nicks to upper edges; else textual unmarked copy in good dustjacket.
[Item #15374]
Price: $15.00
 
Confrontation: Black and White. AFRICAN AMERICANS, Lerone Jr BENNETT.
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Confrontation: Black and White
Chicago: Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. 1965. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 321pp; includes bibliography. Removed from a non-circulating private library, with ink ownership markings to front endpaper and accompanying black ink elisions from de-accession. Slight rubbing to jacket; else textual unmarked copy in very good dustjacket.
[Item #15456]
Price: $25.00
 
Confrontation: Black and White. AFRICAN AMERICANS, Lerone Jr BENNETT.


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