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Ethnic notions; black images in the white mind, an exhibition of Afro-American stereotype and caricature from the collection of Janette Faulkner, September 12-November 4, 1982, Berkeley Art Center
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Ethnic notions; black images in the white mind, an exhibition of Afro-American stereotype and caricature from the collection of Janette Faulkner, September 12-November 4, 1982, Berkeley Art Center

Berkeley: Berkeley Art Center Association, 2000. 78p., profusely illus. with black/white reproductions of images from the exhibition, 9.5x8.5 inches, lightly soiled wraps with a color cover image (Sapolio).

$50.00

The Teahouse of the August Moon: a play
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The Teahouse of the August Moon: a play

By Patrick, John, adapted from the novel by Vern Sneider

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1954. Hardcover. 180p., production still frontis, lightly-shelfworn first edition in black boards and red spine titles, unclipped ($3.00 price intact) edgeworn dj with a sticker-removal scar on author's photo on rear panel. Movie source for the Marlon Brando Yellow Face atrocity (the play also commited Yellow Face with David Wayne in Brando's Sakini role) Pulitzer Prize-winner for 1954. The play was written in 1952 and opened in 1953. The acting edition was available in 1953 but this was the first hardcover edition and published in connection with the Pulitzer win which is noted on front of jacket.

$20.00

[Native American topics] The School-Arts Magazine, A Publication for those interested in Fine and Applied Art. Vol. xxxiii September 1933 Number 1
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[Native American topics] The School-Arts Magazine, A Publication for those interested in Fine and Applied Art. Vol. xxxiii September 1933 Number 1

By Lemos, Pedro J., editor

Worcester MA: The Davis Press, Inc, 1933. Magazine. viii, 64p., xxiv, presswork on semi-coated mostly alkaline paperstock, one section printed in all in red with red captions; softbound magazine in 9.5x6.5 inch color wraps. We see some small light cover stains, mild edgewear, entirely clean within and entirely sound, a good to very good copy. Contents are basic anthropology and stereotype, aimed at both gradeschool and college-level students.

$20.00

The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane. Song and chorus by Will S. Hayes. As sung by Alma Gluck (Victor Record: No. 64809)   .50 [fifty cents]
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The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane. Song and chorus by Will S. Hayes. As sung by Alma Gluck (Victor Record: No. 64809) .50 [fifty cents]

By Hays, Will S., words and music

Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1913. Sheet_music. 5p., ad, large fascicle of 12x9 inches, rubricated titlepage with nice cover illustration (by T.J. Cain?). Rather worn with old vertical and transverse crease-lines, hand-soil and flecks; complete but as is. A rubber-stamp (neatly applied) lets us know the item was originally purchased at Henry Grobe's Wurlitzer shop on Stockton St, San Francisco, for presumably the printed price of fifty cents (the Alma Gluck record would have cost you one dollar). Reflection on decrepit old age, neither minstrelry nor religious tract.

$20.00

South Africa, Land of Contrast. Big Game from the safety and comfort of your car! Ten Touring highlights for YOU in South Africa, Land of unique Travel Adventure! Enchanting Land of Sunshine and Surprises
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South Africa, Land of Contrast. Big Game from the safety and comfort of your car! Ten Touring highlights for YOU in South Africa, Land of unique Travel Adventure! Enchanting Land of Sunshine and Surprises

Pretoria: South African Tourist Corporation, 1950. Pamphlet. Single large leaf of alkaline clay-coated paperstock, printed and folded to make an upright 9x3.5 inch brochure; features color photographs and design elements. An unblemished period piece, except spiritually. Publishing date guessed from autos, which look late 1940s.

$25.00

You Know These Lines! A Bibliography of the Most Quoted Verses in American Poetry. Foreword by H.L. Mencken
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You Know These Lines! A Bibliography of the Most Quoted Verses in American Poetry. Foreword by H.L. Mencken

By Johnson, Merle

New York: G.A. Baker & Company, 1935. xviii, 195p., superior presswork on alkaline semicoated paperstock, first edition buckram boards spine-titled in black; a very sound clean copy that is a little dim externally, spine titling mildly obscure, stated on copyright page to be limited to 1,000 and signed by Johnson (but which is not signed by anyone). "Woodman, spare that tree! Sail on! sail on! One if by land and two if by sea." Merle manages to make much of this quite interesting. Mencken's forthrightness is itself quoteable: "..there can be no doubt that most of the pieces assembled by Mr. Johnson pass for poetry, and even for noble poetry, in this great Republic..

$18.00

Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors: Stories from the Jim Crow Museum
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Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors: Stories from the Jim Crow Museum

By Pilgrim, David

Oakland: PM Press, 2018. Paperback. xii+258p., 8x10 inches, pictorial wraps, many color illustrations, New.

$16.00

Super Sex to Sexty #1 - #5 [five issue run]
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Super Sex to Sexty #1 - #5 [five issue run]

By Rodman, Richard (ed.)

Fort Worth, TX: SRI International, 1969. 48p. each, 10.25x13.75 inches, staple-bound, stiff color pictorial wraps, very good condition. First five issues of the king-size version of the Sex to Sexty series of sexy cartoon and joke collections. Most notable for Bill Ward's fetishy cartoons and Pierre Davis's painted covers. These are in remarkably good shape considering their age.

$75.00

Disparos a cero; dibujos de KIN
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Disparos a cero; dibujos de KIN

By Perez Madrigal, Joaquin

Madrid: Ediciones Españolas, 1939. 242p., Chapter heading vignette linedrawn cartoons lampooning left stereotypes, some foxing, first edition, wraps rebound in library buckram, ex library.

$15.00

A Sequence from The Last True Cowboy, a novel
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A Sequence from The Last True Cowboy, a novel

By Noyes, Stanley

Los Cerrillos NM: San Marcos Press, 1980. Pamphlet. 32p., softbound, a stapled 8.5x5.5 booklet, nice clean copy. In which book, film and indeterminantly historical characters shoot it out, and in postmodern fashion discuss classic cowboy fiction (the epigraph is from Destry Rides Again) and westerns of cinema. We are unsure if these reflective killers / killer reflections ever made it into a full-length novel.

$15.00

Chistes y picardia para adultos
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Chistes y picardia para adultos

By Salgado Herrera, Antonio

no place: Anaya Editores S.A., 1980. Paperback. 233p. plus 6p. "Nota final", glossy red paperbound in 8x5 inch decorated wraps (a workingclass guy at a urinal), illustrated with vignette t&a sketches (young busty females). Text paperstock slightly toned, but an unhandled copy just out of its shrinkwrap. We are assuming Mexican publication data, as per the collection this item came from, most likely Mexico DF, but we cannot be sure.

$20.00

As boys become men: learning new male roles; a curriculum for exploring male role stereotyping
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As boys become men: learning new male roles; a curriculum for exploring male role stereotyping

By Thompson, Doug Cooper

New York: Irvington Pub, 1985. Paperback. [v] 81p. + index, 8.5x11 inches, forms, handouts, tables, questionnaires, mild general toning and a small snag at the head, a good to very good oversize trade paperback in pictorial wraps.

$25.00

Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice
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Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice

By Pilgrim, David; foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Oakland: PM Press, 2015. Paperback. 187p., profuse color illustrations, 10x8 inch wraps, very good.

$12.00

Hostile climate; a state by state report on anti-gay activity, 1997 edition
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Hostile climate; a state by state report on anti-gay activity, 1997 edition

Washington: People for the American Way, 1997. Paperback. 112p., introduction, notes, very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps.

$20.00

Adventures of a Vice-President. A Fable of Our Own Times. With a Special introduction to The Rough Writers. Illustrations by Henrich
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Adventures of a Vice-President. A Fable of Our Own Times. With a Special introduction to The Rough Writers. Illustrations by Henrich

By Read, Opie

Chicago: Thompson & Thomas, 1904. Paperback. 210p., nine full-page woodblock illustrations (ten, counting cover), softbound first edition in 7.5x5 inch decorated wraps printed black and red on smooth yellow stock. Front cover is nearly detached with an ineffective bit of old tape at the heel, very acidic textblock with a bad bump and crumpling to tips of many leaves. All cover texts, and all images and content within are intact, but item is hard to handle, and was bound rather stiffly to begin with. As is.

$25.00

Blackatcha
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Blackatcha

By Greenfield, Mark Steven, essays by Grace Carroll, Ph.D., Merilene M. Murphy & Leonard Simon, Ph.D.

Los Angeles: Full Court Press, 2002. Hardcover. 47p., 7.5x9.75 inches, essays, illustrated with photos and artworks, essays, resume, bibliography, very good first edition monograph in embossed black cloth. Illustrated with vintage blackface photos of Jolson et al as well as Greenfield's in-your-face inkjet pieces combining same and an overlay of an optician's eye chart that reads out aggressive statements and questions. Merilene Murphy, interestingly enough, heartily dislikes the book she here introduces.

$45.00

The Pike\'s Peak Region in Song and Myth
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The Pike's Peak Region in Song and Myth

By Hills, Elijah Clarence

Colorado Springs: Colorado College, 1913. Hardcover. Pp.165-220, coated paperstock throughout; softbound in 9x6 inch plain printed grey wraps, mild signs of handling (crimping near spinefold, edgewear), a sound clean copy. Helen Hunt Jackson is the only familiar name; editor Hills concludes this pile of poems with a half-dozen of his own. General series no. 66 / Language series vol.II no. 29. Not truly "folklore," but conventional blank-verse and lyric notions about the land, the mountain of course, and projections intended to represent Native American points of view. In succeeding years editor Hills published more substantial efforts such as "New-Mexican Spanish," "Some Spanish-American poets," "Notes and queries on the meter of the 'Poem of the Cid,'" "How many words are there in Spanish?

$17.00

Select Readings for Public and Private Entertainment; Containing Choice Selections of the Most Pathetic, Gay, Humorous, Heroic, Sublime and Patriotic Speches and Poems. Accompanied by Explanatory Notes, together with Appropriate Elocutionary Instructions, the Whole Adapted to the Purposes of Improvement in tyhe Art of Reading and Speaking. Illustrated
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Select Readings for Public and Private Entertainment; Containing Choice Selections of the Most Pathetic, Gay, Humorous, Heroic, Sublime and Patriotic Speches and Poems. Accompanied by Explanatory Notes, together with Appropriate Elocutionary Instructions, the Whole Adapted to the Purposes of Improvement in tyhe Art of Reading and Speaking. Illustrated

By Remlap, L. T. [pseud.; copyrighted by L. T. Palmer]

Chicago: Standard Publishing Co, 1890. Hardcover. 519p., paperstock is somewhat acidic and toned and not yet fragile, texts are illustrated with a number of vignette woodblocks; reprint of an 1885 first issue, hardbound cased into 9x6 inch grey cloth boards decorated in black and titled gilt. A very good copy; spine has a small blemish, back cover has a minute ding and some light staining or offset soil, while the interior is perfectly clean, sound and tight. All in all a very good copy. The twenty or so images portraying correct gestures in elocution are unintentionally funny.

$30.00

The Conquest of California; A Dramatic Romance of an Unknown Hero
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The Conquest of California; A Dramatic Romance of an Unknown Hero

By Gross, William B.

Boston: The Stratford Company, 1930. vi, 361p., inserted plates as called for, first edition purple cloth boards gilt, spine faded, margins silverfished, good sound clean copy. Story of "the San Diego Mission battle, and the twenty-two-year-old soldier standing in a dilapidated adobe hut, fighting --single handed-- an army of over eight hundred savages all through one night and forcing them to disperse." In other words, a pre-t.v. Cop Show.

$15.00

Discovering Ellis Ruley; preface by Barbara A. Hudson, foreword by Robert Farris Thompson, introduction by Gerard C. Wertkin, art study essay by Stacy Hollander and Lee Kogan of the Museum of American Folk Art
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Discovering Ellis Ruley; preface by Barbara A. Hudson, foreword by Robert Farris Thompson, introduction by Gerard C. Wertkin, art study essay by Stacy Hollander and Lee Kogan of the Museum of American Folk Art

By Smith, Glenn Robert, with Robert Kenner

New York: Crown Publishers, 1993. Hardcover. 108p., profusely illus. with the work of the African American primitivist painter (1882-1959), plus b&w and color period photos and images, 10x10 inch first edition boards in dust jacket. Jacket is slightly edgeworn. Very good copy, which is inscribed and signed by Glenn Robert Smith to a friend.

$25.00

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