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No Crystal Stair: A Bibliography of Black Literature
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No Crystal Stair: A Bibliography of Black Literature

By Tirotta, Richard, Ed.

New York Public Library, 1971. Contents arranged by subject and genre. Of special interest is that the committee from the NYPL that assembled the book included brief content descriptions of the listed titles. A very good copy with light cover soil. 64 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$35.00

The Conjure-Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem (Ann Arbor Paperbacks)
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The Conjure-Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem (Ann Arbor Paperbacks)

By Fisher, Rudolph

University of Michigan Press, 1992. First printing of this edition. This title was originally published in 1932 and has since been reprinted by several publishers . Gray cloth, gilt titles. Book unread, near fine with little wear. DJ (with Arno Press/ NYT on the spine) very good plus with edgewear. Somewhat scarce in any edition. 316 pp.. 1st Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$100.00

Soon, One Morning: New Writing By American Negroes, 1940-1962
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Soon, One Morning: New Writing By American Negroes, 1940-1962

By Hill, Herbert, Ed.

Alfred A. Knopf, 1963. Stated first edition. Signed 'best regards,' on ffep. Green cloth, red/gilt titles, red topstain. A monumental anthology of mid-century work, including fiction, poetry and essays by most of the leading writers of that era. Book very good with slight fading to cloth at edges. DJ also very good with one small triangular open tear at top panel, minor wear to spine-ends, , light soil. 627 pp.. Signed by Editor. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$165.00

Tamboruines to Glory
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Tamboruines to Glory

By Hughes, Langston

John Day Company, 1958. First edition (NAP). Black cloth, pink titles blocks at spine. Book very good with bump to bottom foreedge corner of front board, minor wear to cloth at edges. DJ with design by Paul Sagsoorian also very good with edgewar, mild chipping to spine-ends, flap folds. Price intact. 188 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$145.00

A Gallery of Harlem Portraits
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A Gallery of Harlem Portraits

By Tolson, Melvin B.

University of Missouri, 1980. First edition (NAP). Brown cloth stamped with collage design, brown titles, red topstain. Edited with an Afterword by Robert M. Farnsworth. Notes and B&W photo section at end. Book near fine with a bit of soil at bottom edge. DJ also near fine. 276 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$65.00

A Short Walk
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A Short Walk

By Childress, Alice

Putnam Pub Group, 1979. First edition (NAP). Black cloth spine, brown boards, gilt titles and author's facsimile signature to front. By the author of the YA novel, A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich, as well as various plays and books for younger readers. Book very good with light soil to top edge. DJ also very good with some aging, wear to spine-ends. 333 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$35.00

Hats
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Hats

By Braggs, Earl S.

Earl S. Braggs, 1989. His first book. Signed to Don L Lee with the comment, 'thanks for the dedication to African American literature.' Somewhat-elaborate production with french flaps, tissue endsheets. Very good plus with darkening to cover at spine. Unpaginated.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$55.00

Blind Man with a Pistol
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Blind Man with a Pistol

By Himes, Chester

William Morrow & Co., 1969. First edition (NAP). Red cloth, black titles. A Coffin and Digger novel. Book very good with little wear but with (small) phone number inked on rear endsheet, little other wear. DJ also very good with wrinkling to lamination. 140 pp. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$65.00

Trumbull Park
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Trumbull Park

By Brown, Frank London

Henry Regnery & Co., 1959. First edition (NAP). Blue cloth, orange titles. A novel set in Chicago and the author's first book. Book very good with several date stamps to ffep but no other markings. DJ also very good with light edgewear. 432 pp. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$50.00

The Amen Corner
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The Amen Corner

By Baldwin, James

Dial Press, 1968. Stated first printing. Gray cloth, gilt titles. A three-act play set in Harlem. With Introductory Notes by the author. DJ and frontispiece illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon. Book very good with light aging. DJ also very good with edgewear/edge chipping at spine-ends, rubbing. Postcard photo of Baldwin by Sam Shaw laid in. 91 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$125.00

Dancers on the Shore (Greek Studies)
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Dancers on the Shore (Greek Studies)

By Kelley, William Melvin

Howard Univ Pr, 1982. First printing of this Howard Univ. Press Library of Contemporary Literature. with an Introduction by Mel Watkins. Unread and as new. 213 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$45.00

Black Folktales
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Black Folktales

By Lester, Julius

Richard W. Baron, 1969. First edition (FP). Black cloth, orange/white titles.With illustrations by Tom Feelings. Contents arranged by subject and theme. Book very good with edge darkening. DJ very good plus with little wear. 159 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Tom Feelings.

$75.00

American Negro Poetry: An Anthology
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American Negro Poetry: An Anthology

By Bontemps, Arna

Hill & Wang, 1974. Revised edition, twelfth printing, 1988. With a brief Introduction by the editor. Contents arranged chronologically. Contains many of the important African-American writers through the Black Arts Movement. Unread, near new. 232 pp.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$25.00

Jonah's Gourd Vine
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Jonah's Gourd Vine

By Hurston, Zora Neale

Lippincott, 1971. First printing of the 1971 reissue of this novel, originally published by Lippincott in 1934. This version has an Introduction by Larry Neal. Black cloth spine, orange cloth boards, gilt titles. Book overall very good but with a binding flaw causing a partial separation at title page, else very good with a few edge spots. DJ also very good and intact with rubbing. Now very rare in any hardcover edition. 316 pp.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$400.00

The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry
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The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry

By Rampersad, Arnold, Ed.

Oxford University Press, 2005. First printing. Orange cloth spine, black boards, gilt titles. With an Introduction by the editor. Contents arranged by theme. Biographies of the poets at end. Book unread, near fine. DJ also near fine with price clipped. 424 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$65.00

Twelve Million Black Voices
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Twelve Million Black Voices

By Wright, Richard

London, U.K.: Lindsay Drummond Ltd, 1947. First UK edition (FP). Brown cloth, gilt titles. With B&W photos by Edwin Rosskam A personal history of black America, and of those who have succeeded to rise above oppression. Book very good minus with bubbling to cloth, edge soil. DJ also very good minus with rubbing and wear to folds, small hole at front flap, edgewear and chipping at spine-ends, back panel. 152 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$300.00

Run Man Run
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Run Man Run

By Himes, Chester

Dell Publishing Co., 1969. Dell 7536, third Dell printing with .75 cover price and illustration by Photo Media. A very good plus unread copy with some aging to paper, a few spots to top edge. 192 pp. . 1st Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

$20.00

The Back Door
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The Back Door

By Royster, Philip M

Third World Press, 1970. Stated first printing and edition. Cover illustration by Omar Lama. BAM-era poems on politics and relationships. Very good with several oil spots to back cover. 29 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$25.00

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

A Bear for the FBI
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A Bear for the FBI

By Van Peebles, Melvin

Trident Press, 1968. First edition (NAP). Black cloth spine, gray boards, gilt titles, black topstain. Novel by an author now perhaps best known for his film work and acting career. Book very good with mild fading to boards at edges. DJ also very good with rubbing, light soil. 157 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$45.00

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