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American Book Collector, Vol. 2, No. 5, New Series, September/October, 1981
New York: Moretus Press, 1981. First Edition. Paperback. Small quarto (25.25cm.); original white glossy pictorial staplebound wrappers; 80pp.; illus. Light edge wear, else Very Good or better. Features Leona Rostenberg's essay on collecting the French Revolution "Liberté, Egalité, Bibliophilie." Also includes pieces on Walter Crane, James Purdy, and the collection...
[Item #22774]
Price: $15.00
 
American Book Collector, Vol. 2, No. 5, New Series, September/October, 1981
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The Naxalites
Delhi: Lok Publications, 1979. First Edition. Octavo. Red cloth boards; dustjacket; 112pp. Light external wear, still Near Fine in a lightly worn jacket. The prolific author/filmmaker's fictional documentation of the Indian communist youth movement of the Seventies and Eighties; the basis for Abbas's 1980 award-winning Bollywood film of the same...
[Item #28208]
Price: $75.00
 
The Naxalites. Khwaja Ahmad ABBAS.
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Voices in the Square [Inscribed & Signed]
New York: Coward-McCann, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21cm.); publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 333pp. General edge wear to jacket extremities, spine a bit sunned, corners bumped, light soil to textblock fore-edge, else Very Good and sound. Inscribed and signed by the author on front free endpaper: "To Professor...
[Item #24323]
Price: $150.00
 
Voices in the Square [Inscribed & Signed]. George ABBE.
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Jonathan Troy
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; black cloth, with titles stamped in yellow on spine; dustjacket; 374pp. Endpapers replaced (though not by us), with a few pinpoint rubs at spine ends and corners; but for the endpapers, Near Fine and clean throughout. Dustjacket is unclipped...
[Item #17832]
Price: $2,000.00
 
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The Pajama Game: A New Musical Comedy
New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (20.5cm.); original boards, photographic plate mounted to upper cover, cream decorative dust jacket printed in black and pink; [8],180pp.; photographic double-page title page, two leaves of photographic plates. Jacket lightly cockled and rather dust-soiled, spine toned, general light shelf wear, else...
[Item #20589]
Price: $75.00
 
The Pajama Game: A New Musical Comedy. book, music and lyrics, George ABBOTT, Jerry Ross.
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The Woman in the Dunes
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First American Edition. Hardcover. The author's best-known work of fiction, basis for the Hiroshi Teshigahara film of the same name (Criterion 394). First Printing. Octavo; teal cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt and red on spine and front cover; yellow topstain; dustjacket;...
[Item #20960]
Price: $125.00
 
The Woman in the Dunes. Kobo ABÉ, novel, E. Dale SAUNDERS, translation.
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Mine Boy
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955. First American Edition. Hardcover. Second printing, octavo (19.5cm.); original decorative cloth in white price-clipped dust jacket designed by Paul Rand, top edge dyed black; 252,[2]pp. Shallow tears to lower jacket edges and spine foot; some dust soiling, else a Very Good copy. One of...
[Item #22708]
Price: $45.00
 
Mine Boy. Peter ABRAHAMS.
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A Night of Their Own
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth-backed boards in blue pictorial dust jacket, blue topstain; [2],ix,[1],236,[4]pp. Jacket spine toned, a few short chips and tears to extremities, else About Very Good. Black South African author.
[Item #24982]
Price: $25.00
 
A Night of Their Own. Peter ABRAHAMS.
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Spearhead
New York: Dial Press, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (20.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 272pp. Jacket extremities chipped and worn, bottom inch of spine starting to separate, a numer of shallow closed tears and tiny losses at edges, red portion of spine quite sunned, brief residue from previously...
[Item #32583]
Price: $25.00
 
Spearhead. Martin ABZUG.
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Girls at War and Other Stories
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1973. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21.5cm.); original two-toned cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 129pp. Jacket edges a touch shelf-worn, else about Fine.
[Item #22707]
Price: $125.00
 
Girls at War and Other Stories. Chinua ACHEBE.
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No Longer At Ease
New York: Ivan Obolensky, Inc. 1961. First American Edition. Hardcover. First American edition of the Nigerian author's second novel, and the second volume in his "African Trilogy," consisting of Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God. The story of an Igbo man who leaves his village for a British education...
[Item #20225]
Price: $60.00
 
No Longer At Ease. Chinua ACHEBE.
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Okike: An African Journal of New Writing. Vol. 1, no. 2 (December 1971)
Enugu, Nigeria: Nwankwo - Ifejika & Co, 1971. First Edition. Important journal of West African writing, founded by Achebe and with editorial direction from Wole Soyinka, Romanus Egudu, E.N. Ebiechina, and others. This issue with to Achebe contributions - "Remembrance Day," a poem; and "Civil Peace," a short story; as...
[Item #20154]
Price: $30.00
 
Okike: An African Journal of New Writing. Vol. 1, no. 2 (December 1971). Chinua ACHEBE.
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The Insider: Stories of War and Peace From Nigeria
Enugu, Nigeria: Nwankwo-Ifejika & Co. Publishers, 1971. First Edition. Paperback. Anthology collection fiction about Nigeria during war and peacetime, with contributions by Chinua Achebe, Andre Aletta, Chukwuma Azuonye, Victor Nwankwo, Samuel Ifejika, Flora Nwapa, and Nathan Okonkwo Nkala, et al. Octavo; illustrated wrappers; 124pp. Some trivial rubbing to backstrip on...
[Item #20229]
Price: $35.00
 
The Insider: Stories of War and Peace From Nigeria. Chinua ACHEBE, Samuel IFEJIKA, Athur NWANKWO, Flora NWAPA, contributors.
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English Music [Limited Edition, Signed]
London: Hamish Hamilton / London Limited Editions, 1992. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. The author's sixth novel. Limited Issue, one of 150 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.120. Octavo; 3/4 marbled paper over rust-colored cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; publisher's glassine overlay; 400pp, [6]...
[Item #23916]
Price: $50.00
 
English Music [Limited Edition, Signed]. Peter ACKROYD.
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African Short Stories and Other Poems [cover title]
Roxbury, MA: Scoham Bookshelf, [1974]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (21.5cm.); original green printed staplebound wrappers; unpaged. Fine. Collection of six folktales and poems, including "An Ecstasy of African Witchcraft" and "The Story of Palm Wine."
[Item #27422]
Price: $50.00
 
African Short Stories and Other Poems [cover title]. Daniel ACQUAAH.
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War On Saturday Week
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1937. First American Edition. Adam's first novel, dealing with the rise of British political extremism on the left and right in the years leading up to the Second World War. Largely forgotten, Adam was the author of six books between 1937 and 1970, including her highly-regarded semi-autobipographical novel...
[Item #18897]
Price: $85.00
 
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Life, The Universe and Everything
New York: Harmony Books, 1982. First American Edition. Hardcover. Third book in the author's Hitchhiker's "trilogy." First Printing. Octavo; black paper-covered boards, with titling and decorations stamped in green foil on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 227pp, [5]. Some trivial wear to spine ends, with a few tiny stains to...
[Item #21923]
Price: $20.00
 
Life, The Universe and Everything. Douglas ADAMS.
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Mostly Harmless
New York: Harmony Books, 1992. First American Edition. Hardcover. Concluding volume in the author's Hitchhiker's "trilogy." First Printing. Octavo; 3/4 green paper over navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in pale green on spine; dustjacket; 277pp, [3]. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket, with only a hint of shelfwear.
[Item #21924]
Price: $20.00
 
Mostly Harmless. Douglas ADAMS.
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The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe
New York: Harmony Books, 1981. First American Edition. Hardcover. Second book in the author's Hitchhiker's "trilogy." First Printing. Octavo; teal cloth over black paper-covered boards, with titling and decorations stamped in pink foil on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 250pp. Fine in a Near Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced $7.95), with...
[Item #21922]
Price: $75.00
 
The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe. Douglas ADAMS.
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Revelry
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's buckram in red pictorial dust jacket; 318pp. Jacket extremities a bit chipped and rubbed, spine sunned, short closed tear at fore-edge of half title with subsequent crease, contemporary book review clipping mounted to rear free endpaper, else Near...
[Item #24279]
Price: $75.00
 
Revelry. Samuel Hopkins ADAMS.
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Common Cause: A Novel of the War in America [Inscribed & Signed]
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's grey paper-covered boards stamped in pale yellow; [8],468pp.; frontispiece and one plate. Just About Fine, albeit lacking dust jacket. Lengthy inscription on front free endpaper from the author to Baraboo, Wisconsin, newspaper editor H.E. Cole: "My dear Sir: As...
[Item #24280]
Price: $75.00
 
Common Cause: A Novel of the War in America [Inscribed & Signed]. Samuel Hopkins ADAMS, illus Arthur William Brown.
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It Is Time for Stories
[Ibadan]: Onibonoje Press & Book Industries, [1973]. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18.25cm.); original pictorial staplebound wrappers; [4],33pp.; color illus. Fine. Junior African Literature Series, no. 4. Collection of traditional Nigerian folk tales for early readers.
[Item #26341]
Price: $35.00
 
It Is Time for Stories. 'Remi ADEDEJI.
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The Fat Woman
[Ibadan, Nigeria]: Onibonoje Press & Book Industries, 1976. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18.25cm.); original pictorial staplebound wrappers; [1],7pp.; illus. Light edge wear from handling, else Very Good. Forms part of the Junior African Literature Series. Early reader recounting the story of a very unhappily fat woman and how she loses...
[Item #27421]
Price: $35.00
 
The Fat Woman. 'Remi ADEDEJI, illus Ade. Oloye.
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The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1900. First Edition. Paperback. Superior copy of this collection of short tales, in which Dunbar continued to recount Black life both before and after slavery. BAL 4930; WORK, p.463. First Printing. Octavo (18.5cm); brown cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt, black...
[Item #33171]
Price: $650.00
 
The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories. AFRICAN AMERICANA, Paul Laurence DUNBAR, stories, E. W. KEMBLE, illustrations.
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Negro American Literature Forum - Vol.8, No.3 (Fall, 1974)
Terre Haute: Indiana State University, 1974. First Edition. Paperback. Contents include a study of James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues," articles on Soul on Ice and Native Son, and an examination of character prototypes for the protagonist in Willard Motley's Knock on Any Door. Quarto (28cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; [229]-256pp; illus. Mild...
[Item #28862]
Price: $25.00
 
Negro American Literature Forum - Vol.8, No.3 (Fall, 1974). AFRICAN AMERICANA, Hannah HEDRICK.


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