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Pakistan's Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army, and America's War on Terror [Inscribed & Signed to the Late Arthur Obermayer]
Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, [2005]. Octavo (22.5cm.); original glossy photo-illustrated card wrappers; xvii,[1],275pp. Small bump to bottom fore-edge corner, else Fine. Inscribed and signed by the author on p. [1]: "For / Mr. Arthur Obermayer, A man whom I hold in high respect. Thank you for your friendship. With personal...
[Item #32176]
Price: $35.00
 
Pakistan's Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army, and America's War on Terror [Inscribed & Signed to the Late Arthur Obermayer]. Hassan ABBAS, foreword Jessica Stern.
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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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How to Speak & Write Better English, Good Letters, Receipts, Agreements, Compositions, Business Letters, Telegrams, and Applications
Onitsha: J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [1979?]. First Edition. Part of the Onitsha street market print culture, including a list of common grammatical mistakes, a brief thesaurus, and examples of correctly composed telegrams, business agreements, various kinds of applications. HOGG 15. Octavo (21.25cm.); original blue photo-illustrated staplebound card wrappers lettered in red...
[Item #32187]
Price: $85.00
 
How to Speak & Write Better English, Good Letters, Receipts, Agreements, Compositions, Business Letters, Telegrams, and Applications. J. C. [pseud ABIAKAM.
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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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Bella! Ms. Abzug Goes to Washington
New York: Saturday Review Press, [1972]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's cloth in red photo-illustrated dust jacket, yellow topstain; [6],314pp. Memoir of the Second Wave feminist New York Congresswoman's first year in Office.
[Item #33026]
Price: $20.00
 
Bella! Ms. Abzug Goes to Washington. Bella S. ABZUG, ed Mel Ziegler.
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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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Jane Addams: A Centennial Reader
New York: Macmillan Company, 1960. First Edition. Octavo (21.25cm.); publisher's cloth in black photo-illustrated dust jacket; xix,[1],330pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece. Light wear to jacket extremities, slight spine lean, minor cockling to textblock and jacket from exposure to damp, else Very Good and sound.
[Item #34042]
Price: $20.00
 
Jane Addams: A Centennial Reader. Jane ADDAMS.
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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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Do We Want Rifle Practice in the Public Schools? Answers by Justice Hughes, President Eliot, President Nicholas Murray Butler, President David Starr Jordan, Professor Charles Zueblin, Jane Addams, Andrew Carnegie, Edward Everett Hale, and others [cover title]
[Philadelphia: Peace Association of Friends, 1914]. Second Edition. 12mo (18.5cm.); staplebound self-wrappers; 12pp. Small soil spot to upper wrapper, light wear from handling, else Very Good or better. Collection of publicly issued statements compiled by this Pacifist Association in response to a recent proposal to introduce rifle practice to the...
[Item #32992]
Price: $75.00
 
Do We Want Rifle Practice in the Public Schools? Answers by Justice Hughes, President Eliot, President Nicholas Murray Butler, President David Starr Jordan, Professor Charles Zueblin, Jane Addams, Andrew Carnegie, Edward Everett Hale, and others [cover title]. Jane ADDAMS, , Andrew Carnegie, PEACE ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS.
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The Beloved Bishop: The Life of Bishop A.B. Akinyele
Ibadan, Nigeria: Daystar Press, 1969. First Edition. Biography of the beloved Nigerian bishop A.B. Akinyele, and his influence on the growth of the Anglican church in Yorubaland. Slim octavo (18cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 102, [2]pp; illus. Some trivial wear and dustiness to extremities, else Fine.
[Item #32341]
Price: $30.00
 
The Beloved Bishop: The Life of Bishop A.B. Akinyele. Bayo ADEBIYI.
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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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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: $450.00
 
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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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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