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Frederick J. Brown: Portraits in Jazz, Blues, and Other Icons
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Frederick J. Brown: Portraits in Jazz, Blues, and Other Icons

By Brown, Frederick J.

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002. First edition (NAP). Catalogue from a touring exhibition. With a Foreword by Rachel Blackburn and an essay by Lowery Stokes Sims. Most paintings reproduced in color. Very good plus with minor rubbing and edgewear. 62 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$30.00

Haiku: This Other World
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Haiku: This Other World

By Wright, Richard

Arcade Publishing, 1998. First printing. Red spine, faux-parchment boards, gilt titles. With an Introduction by Julia Wright and an Afterword by Yoshinobu Hakutani and Robert L. Tener. Book unread, near fine. DJ also near fine with slight aging to edges. 304 pp.. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$85.00

Black Music
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Black Music

By Jones, LeRoi (Amiri Baraka)

Wm. Morrow, 1967. First edition (NAP). Black cloth, white titles, red topstain. Photos on coated paper. A collection of essays, with chapters on Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Roy Haynes, Monk, Cecil Taylor, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Bradford and the avant garde. Book very good with not much wear. DJ also very good with rubbing, edgewear, one short tear. 221 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$75.00

In Our Terribleness (Some Elements and Meaning in Black Style)
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In Our Terribleness (Some Elements and Meaning in Black Style)

By Baraka, Amiri

Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1970. Stated first printing. Black cloth, gilt titles. A collage of poems and photos. Book very good plus with all elements present, including mirror on page 5. DJ very good minus, with repaired wrinkle-tear at top of front panel, edgewear and rubbing. Price intact. Unpaginated.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$450.00

In Search of Buddy Bolden, First Man of Jazz
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In Search of Buddy Bolden, First Man of Jazz

By Marquis, Donald

Louisiana State University Press, 1978. First edition (NAP). Brown cloth, orange titles and topstain. With various B&W photos and illustrations in text. A very well-researched biography of the man and his times, with copious notes and bibliographic references. Book very good with edge spotting. DJ also very good with age-darkening. Not ex-library. 176 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$100.00

The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual
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The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual

By Cruse, Harold

William Morrow & Co., 1967. First edition (NAP). Black cloth, gilt titles. This study, long a considered a fundamental reference for the black scholar and others, examines throughout American history the conflict between black nationalism/rebellion and integration/acceptance. Several chapters also deal with African-American artists, and their sometimes-tenuous place in American society. Also of note is that this was the writer's first book. Book very good with edge spots and stains. DJ also very good with one repaired wrinkle-tear at top edge, curling and rubbing. 594 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$100.00

Legacy to an Unborn Son
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Legacy to an Unborn Son

By Houston, Robert

Beacon Press, 1971. First edition. Black cloth, gilt titles. Inscribed to the late Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish. A vivid portrait in B&W photos of the 1960s, particularly in the inner cities. More recently, the Baltimore-based ophotographer has received attention for his photographic contributions to the Poor People’s Campaign. Book very good plus with mild wear. DJ also very good withwear to spine-ends, rubbing. Unpaginated.. Signed by Photographer. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$100.00

Four Black Revolutionary Plays
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Four Black Revolutionary Plays

By Jones, LeRoi (Amiri Baraka)

Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1969. Stated first printing Off-white cloth stamped with vertical wood pattern design. Contains an Introduction by the author and four plays: Experimental Death Unit #1, A Black Mass, Great Goodness of Life, Madheart and Why No J-E-L-L-O? Book very good with rubbing to wood design, discoloration.mottling to cloth DJ also very good with rubbing, some age-darkening but no tears. 89 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$45.00

And Then We Heard The Thunder
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And Then We Heard The Thunder

By Killens, John Oliver

Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. Fourth printing, 1968. Signed 'For Liberation' on ffep. Red cloth, gilt titles, black topstain. War novel involving race relations and a love triangle. Book very good with edge spotting, bottom and forredge. DJ also very good with darkening, soil and edgewear. 485 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$85.00

Never Forgotten (Junior Library Guild Selection)
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Never Forgotten (Junior Library Guild Selection)

By McKissack, Patricia C.

Schwartz & Wade, 2011. First printing. Pictorial boards, matching DJ. A story of the African slave trade with sumptuous color illustrations by the award-winning Leo and Diane Dillon. Near fine in like DJ. Unpaginated.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon.

$35.00

October Journey
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October Journey

By Walker, Margaret

Broadside Press, 1973. Stated first printing. Poems published in various periodicals. With cover art by Shirley Woodson and back cover photo of author. Very good with small stain at foreedge. 38 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$45.00

A Vision of Blackness
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A Vision of Blackness

By Jones, Jymi, Ed.

Montgomery County Community College, 1970. Poems written in a Black Poetry Workshop in Conshohocken, PA reflecting then-current sentiments of Black Power and identity. Unusual. 30 pp. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$25.00

Spirit Reach
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Spirit Reach

By Baraka, Amiri

Jihad Publications, 1972. Stated first printing. Somewhat-experimental poems with political content. Very good with light soil to wraps. 25 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$50.00

Our Business in the Streets
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Our Business in the Streets

By Eckels, Jon

Broadside Press, 1971. First printing stated. Vintage poetry from the Black Arts Movement era. Very good with aging, a bit of soil to wraps. 32 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$35.00

The Old African
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The Old African

By Lester, Julius

Dial Books, 2005. First printing. With full-page, full-color illustrations by the award-winning Jerry Pinkney. Near fine in like DJ with remainder mark at bottom edge. 79 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$35.00

Black Voices
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Black Voices

By Chapman, Abraham, Ed.

St. Martin's Press, 1968. Stated first hardcover edition. Black cloth, white/orange titles. Perhaps one of the most prestigious and complete anthologies of African-American literature, including Baldwin, Brooks, Chestnutt, Cullen, Bennett, Clarke, Dodson, Hayden, Hughes, Johnson, Petry, Marshall, Malcolm X, Tolson, Stuckey, Wright, Walker, Toomer and many others, in various genres of fiction and non-fiction. Book very good with edge soil and soil spots. DJ likewise very good with edgewear, a couple of very short tears, faint Brodart stripe to white portions. 718 pp. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$65.00

People Who Led To My Plays
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People Who Led To My Plays

By Kennedy, Adrienne

Alfred A.Knopf, 1987. Stated first edition. Black cloth spine, plum boards, gilt titles. Entire book printed on coated paper and profusely illustrated with B&W photos of her subjects. An interesting auto/biography of people she has known and written about. Book very good plus with remainder mark to bottom edge. DJ very good with one small open tear at back panel. 125 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$30.00

It's Nation Time
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It's Nation Time

By Baraka, Amiri (LeRoi Jones)

Chicago, IL: Third World Press, 1970. Stated first printing. Contains three long poems. Very good with rubbing, light soil to cover. 24 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$45.00

Luther from Inner City
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Luther from Inner City

By Brandon, Brumsic Jr.

Paul S. Eriksson, 1969. Stated first printing. Graphic novel/cartoon narrative exploring the lighter side of black protest and that era. Book very good wth some edge spotting and soil. DJ also very good with loss to corners of top flaps. Unpaginated.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$65.00

Satchmo
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Satchmo

By Armstrong, Louis

Signet / NAL, 1955. Signet S1245, first Signet printing with .35 cover price and cover illustration by Zuckerberg. Contains a section of B&W photos on coated paper. An account of his early life in New Orleans. A very good copy with two corner creases to cover, chipping to back cover at binding edge, aging to paper. 191 pp.. 1st Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

$30.00

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