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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
 
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Spectre: Paper of Revolutionary Lesbians. No 1 (Mar-Apr 1971) - No. 6 (Jan-Feb 1972; all issued).
Ann Arbor: Ann Arbor Revolutionary Lesbians, 1971-72. Six tabloid bi-monthly issues, the complete run; together with undated mimeographed broadsheet announcing the end of publication after six issues. Horizontal folds (as issued); toning to newsprint; still fresh and clean, VG or better. Short-lived organ of the Spectre Collective, self-described as "a...
[Item #26828]
Price: $350.00
 
Spectre: Paper of Revolutionary Lesbians. No 1 (Mar-Apr 1971) - No. 6 (Jan-Feb 1972; all issued).
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Genesis
San Francisco: by the Author, 1970. First Edition. Small quarto (22cm x 18cm). Stapled, pictorial card wrappers; 12 unnumbered leaves [24]pp. Inscribed inside front cover in felt tip pen: "To Mary Witch / from the Red Devil," undated. Clean, Near Fine copy. A scarce and early chapbook by the prolific...
[Item #27119]
Price: $75.00
 
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The Hidden History of the Female [&] The Early Feminist Movement in the United States [With] A History of the rise of women's consciousness in Canada & in Quebec including various tracts on the ideology of women in the working class, the movement for female emancipation & its links with the temperance struggle & with some conclusions drawn concerning the struggle of Canadian women today
Toronto: Hogtown Press, n.d., ca. 1970. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); mimeographed staplebound wrappers, upper cover printed on yellow stock; 9,[3],22,[2]pp.; last two leaves separated but present, upper wrapper dampstained. About Very Good. Second wave publication featuring a very early essay by the lesbian poet Maureen Hynes.
[Item #27511]
Price: $50.00
 
The Hidden History of the Female [&] The Early Feminist Movement in the United States [With] A History of the rise of women's consciousness in Canada & in Quebec including various tracts on the ideology of women in the working class, the movement for female emancipation & its links with the temperance struggle & with some conclusions drawn concerning the struggle of Canadian women today
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Cassandra at the Wedding
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.25cm.); original cloth and black decorative price-clipped dust jacket, black topstain; [6],226pp. Jacket extremities chipped and rubbed with a few shallow losses and closed tears, rear panel rather soiled, else Fine in About Very Good jacket. BAIRD 147; GRIER, p. 7 (C***).
[Item #28760]
Price: $30.00
 
Cassandra at the Wedding
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The Amen Corner: A Play
New York: The Dial Press, 1968. First American Edition. Baldwin's play about the "members of a Harlem storefront church and their spiritual leader, Sister Margaret, who has rejected her husband and dominated her son in order to answer what she believes to be the call of the Lord." First Printing...
[Item #20632]
Price: $50.00
 
The Amen Corner: A Play
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Another Country
New York: Dell Publishing Co., Inc. 1963. First Dell Printing. The author's third novel, set in Greenwich Village during the late 1950's and portraying many subjects considered taboo at the time: bisexuality, interracial couples, and extramarital affairs. Cover art by Oscar Liebman. Octavo (18cm); illustrated wrappers; teal edge-staining; 366, [2]pp...
[Item #28363]
Price: $15.00
 
Another Country
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The Devil Finds Work: An Essay
New York: The Dial Press, 1976. First American Edition. A book-length essay, acting both as a memoir of Baldwin's experiences watching movies as well as a critique of the racial politics of American cinema. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); maroon simulated leather-patterned paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in copper on spine;...
[Item #29386]
Price: $25.00
 
The Devil Finds Work: An Essay
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Going To Meet The Man
London: Michael Joseph, 1965. First U.K. Edition. Collection of 8 short stories, dealing with topics as varied as racism, drug addiction, family relationships, jazz, and sexuality. First Impression. Octavo (20.5cm); rust-colored cloth, with titles stamped in gilt and black on spine; dustjacket; 252pp. Slight forward lean, with crown gently nudged;...
[Item #20709]
Price: $25.00
 
Going To Meet The Man
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If Beale Street Could Talk
New York: The Dial Press, 1974. First American Edition. Baldwin's fifth novel, a love story set in Harlem during the 1970's. The title is a reference to W.C. Handy's 1916 song 'Beale Street Blues.'. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); orange cloth, with titles stamped in orange and gilt foil on spine;...
[Item #20687]
Price: $50.00
 
If Beale Street Could Talk
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Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1985. First American Edition. Late collection of Baldwin's poetry, gathering 17 poems. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); black paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 75pp, [1]. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced $11.95).
[Item #20685]
Price: $50.00
 
Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems
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Just Above My Head
New York: The Dial Press, 1979. First Edition. Baldwin's sixth novel, telling the life story of a group of friends from Harlem, following their lives and experiences from the US to Korea, Africa, and Paris. First Printing. Octavo (23.75cm); maroon cloth, with titles and author's facsimile signature stamped in gilt...
[Item #20626]
Price: $40.00
 
Just Above My Head
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No Name in the Street
New York: The Dial Press, 1972. First American Edition. A personal statement of sorts for Baldwin, who recalls here the political and social agonies of life in America during the Civil Rights era. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); cream-colored linen, with titles stamped in black and blue on spine and front...
[Item #20657]
Price: $30.00
 
No Name in the Street
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Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son
New York: The Dial Press, 1961. First American Edition. Collection of essays, many of them revised versions from their original publication in Baldwin's first essay collection Notes of a Native Son, including some previously unpublished material. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); red patterned paper over black cloth, with titles stamped in...
[Item #20681]
Price: $60.00
 
Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son
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Notes of a Native Son
Boston: The Beacon Press, 1955. First Edition. Baldwin's second book and first collection of essays, originally written in the pages of Harper's, The Reporter, Partisan Review, and etc. Uncommon in the first issue jacket. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); red cloth with titles stamped in black on spine and front panel;...
[Item #27599]
Price: $200.00
 
Notes of a Native Son
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One Day, When I Was Lost: A Scenario Based on Alex Haley's "The Autobiography of Malcolm X"
New York: The Dial Press, 1973. First American Edition. Baldwin's screenplay based on Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X. First published in the UK in 1972 by Michael Joseph. Octavo (21.5cm); olive green pebbled cloth and beige linen-covered boards, with titles stamped in white and orange on spine; dustjacket;...
[Item #20668]
Price: $100.00
 
One Day, When I Was Lost: A Scenario Based on Alex Haley's "The Autobiography of Malcolm X"
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Little Man Little Man: A Story of Childhood
London: Michael Joseph, 1976. First U.K. Edition. Attractive copy of Bladwin's "child's story for adults," illustrated by Yoran Cazac and painting a picture of life in New York "as it looks to those who are black, poor, and less than four feet high." First Impression (and correct First), preceding the...
[Item #24092]
Price: $60.00
 
Little Man Little Man: A Story of Childhood
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The Inferno [...] Translated from the 100th French edition
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1918. First American Edition. Octavo (19.25cm.); original maroon buckram, upper cover lettered in yellow, tan-lettered spine; 251pp. Some old ink stains to textblock edges, contemporary ownership signature to front flyleaf, else Very Good and sound. Abridged translation of Barbusse's 1908 novel L'enfer (later translated into...
[Item #22408]
Price: $25.00
 
The Inferno [...] Translated from the 100th French edition
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Nightwood
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1937]. First American Edition. Octavo (20.75cm.); original cloth in grey decorative dust jacket, red topstain; xiv,[2],211pp. Jacket heavily restored filling losses through which the cloth has been considerably sunned; jacket spine browned, a few faint dampstains to upper panel. Still, Very Good overall. Includes...
[Item #22418]
Price: $250.00
 
Nightwood
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Strange Delights
New York: Midwood / Tower Publications, 1962. First Edition. Soft-core lesbian novel pseudonymously written by science fiction author Robert Silverberg. Cover art by Paul Rader. First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (18cm); illustrated wrappers; dark pink edge-staining; 189pp, [3] ads. A few pinpoint rubs to extremities, else a Fine, unread copy.
[Item #25425]
Price: $85.00
 
Strange Delights
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Sex Code of California: A Compendium
Los Altos, CA: William Kauffman, Inc / for Public Education and Research Committee of California, 1973. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 197pp. Mild toning to covers, else fine. Survey of laws relating to venereal disease, abortion, homosexuality, sexual deviance, etc. Kauffman imprint is hand-stamped at base of title page.
[Item #24765]
Price: $20.00
 
Sex Code of California: A Compendium
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Amazon Expedition: A Lesbian Feminist Anthology
Washington, NJ: Times Change Press, [1973]. First Edition. Wrapper issue. 12mo (17.5cm.); original photographically illustrated card wrappers; 93pp.; illus. Minor creasing to corners of rear wrapper, else Fine.
[Item #26394]
Price: $20.00
 
Amazon Expedition: A Lesbian Feminist Anthology
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Oedipe, ou Tout le Monde ne Peut Pas Être Orphelin
[Paris: Le Terrain Vague/Editions du Scorpion, 1957]. A portfolio of 42 mostly homoerotic drawings based on the Oedipus legend, each within a captioned bifolium with die-cut window through which the illustration is visible. A charming work in an unusual format. Reprinted in 1958 by the same publisher, but the first...
[Item #19712]
Price: $450.00
 
Oedipe, ou Tout le Monde ne Peut Pas Être Orphelin
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Black Sexual Power
Cleveland: Century Books, 1970. First Edition. Billed as the sexual autobiography of "Leroy Brown," a middle-class African American man whose sexual exploits among black and whites (heterosexual and homosexual) are related to his therapist. OCLC finds 4 locations (NYPL, UCLA, UNC Chapel Hill, Moorland-Spingarn). Octavo (17.75cm); illustrated wrapers; 220, [4]pp...
[Item #28370]
Price: $25.00
 
Black Sexual Power
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The Player's Boy: A Novel
New York: Pantheon Books, [1953]. First American Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth-backed boards in blue pictorial dust jacket; 201pp. Light wear to jacket spine ends, else Very Good or better. Historical novel set in Elizabethan England, dedicated to H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), the author's long-time partner.
[Item #28432]
Price: $30.00
 
The Player's Boy: A Novel


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