Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


Next >
The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
seller photo

The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.

By WILLIAMS, Chancellor; Murry N. DePillars, illus

Chicago: Third World Press, [1976]. Revised Edition. Paperback. 13th Printing. Octavo (21.5cm.); original white, red, and green pictorial card wrappers; 408pp.; illus. Some wear from handling, remnants of previously removed price sticker to upper cover, brief highlighting in text, else Near Very Good.

$20.00

Aftermath of Invisibility [with] Aftermath of Invisibility II [with] Aftermath of Invisibility III

By GODFREY, Glenn (ed)

New Orleans: New Orleans Writers' Conference and the Department of English, Xavier University, [1974]-1976. First edition. Annual anthology of poetry, fiction and drama by New Orleans authors, most affiliated with Xavier University, the only historically Black Catholic university in the United States. Contributors include Glenn Godfrey, Everette Maddox, Don Paul, Sr. Jean Anthony Vallejo, as well as a number of undergraduate contributors. These three volumes all published. Three octavo volumes (21cm). Pictorial card wrappers; 73+88+88pp. All three volumes in fine, unread condition.

$85.00

Nimrod, Vol. 21, no. 1 & Vol. 22, no. 1, 1977. New Black Writing: Africa, West Indies, the Americas
seller photo

Nimrod, Vol. 21, no. 1 & Vol. 22, no. 1, 1977. New Black Writing: Africa, West Indies, the Americas

By [MORRISON, Toni, interview] RINGOLD, Francine, ed

[Tulsa, OK: Nimrod / University of Tulsa], 1977. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (22.5cm.); publisher's black pictorial card wrappers; [8],338pp.; illus., including photographs, throughout. Light wear to wrapper extremities, else Very Good and sound. Contents include an interview with Toni Morrison, fiction by Ishmael Reed, and poetry by Etheridge Knight, Audre Lorde, Sonia Sanchez, and Alice Walker, among many others.

$25.00

Kaleidoscope: Poems by American Negro Poets
seller photo

Kaleidoscope: Poems by American Negro Poets

By HAYDEN, Robert, ed

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, [1967]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (20cm.); publisher's cloth in black pictorial dust jacket; xxiv,231pp.; photo-illustrated endpapers. Jacket extremities a bit chipped and spotted, faint surface scratch to rear panel, else Near Very Good and sound. Chronologically organized, from Phillis Wheatley to Paul Laurence Dunbar, Countee Cullen to Gwendolyn Brooks, Ted Joans to Leroi Jones (a.k.a. Amiri Baraka).

$20.00

Symptoms & Madness: Poems
seller photo

Symptoms & Madness: Poems

By MAJOR, Clarence

New York: Corinth Books, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. "Major's search for unity and meaning in these fragmented and discontinuous times leads to poems that vibrate with tension, energy and excitement. His poems make statements about the world and the self and explore the nature of each" (from front flap). First Printing, cloth issue, one of 1,000 copies. Octavo (21cm); red cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; 76,[4]pp. Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket, unclipped (priced $6.50), with some wear and short tears to spine ends, and a long, faint scratch to rear panel.

$25.00

Behind the Mask: A Collection of Poems
seller photo

Behind the Mask: A Collection of Poems

By BLAKE, James W.; Karen Johnson, cover illus.; Michael S. Harper, intro

[San Francisco: Julian Richardson Associates, 1974]. First Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (21cm.); publisher's black pictorial card wrappers. [10],74pp. Light soil to rear wrapper, else Fine. Poetry collection by the African-American author and activist with an introduction by the future Rhode Island Poet Laureate Michael S. Harper.

$15.00

The Hungered One: Early Writings [Uncorrected Proof]
seller photo

The Hungered One: Early Writings [Uncorrected Proof]

By [AFRICAN AMERICANS] [LITERATURE] BULLINS, Ed

New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc, 1971. First Edition. Paperback. Collection of early writings by the former Minister of Culture for the Black Panthers and one of the leading playwrights of the Black Arts Movements. The 21 short stories "tend to divide into two types: grotesque cameos -- either bitter monologues point up the hypocrisy and vulnerability of "cool," surrealized descriptions, or gothic parables about meaninglessness -- and more realistic, understated stories laying down some facts of black life" (Kirkus Review). Uncommon in this format. Quarto (30.5cm); publisher's tall comb-bound sheets (rectos only), with publisher's typed labels mounted to front wrapper, and original publisher's seal along lower edge; [vi],105pp. Light wear to extremities, some mild curling to wrapper edges, with seal broken at an early date; Very Good+.

$250.00

Yardbird Reader Volume 4
seller photo

Yardbird Reader Volume 4

By [YOUNG, Al, Ishmael Reed, et al.] LAWSON, William, ed

El Cerrito, CA: Yardbird Publ. Co, [1975]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (20.75cm.); publisher's pictorial card wrappers; x,198pp.; illus. Light wear to wrapper extremities, publication information rubberstamped to title page, else Near Fine. Includes contributions by Young and Reed, as well as an interview with Chinua Achebe.

$15.00

Yardbird Reader Volume 5
seller photo

Yardbird Reader Volume 5

By [YOUNG, Al, Ishmael Reed, et al.] LAWSON, William, ed

[Berkeley: Yardbird Publishing Incorporated, 1976]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (20.75cm.); publisher's pictorial card wrappers; [10],312,[14](ads)pp.; illus. Light wear to wrapper extremities, else Near Fine. Includes contributions by Reed, John A. Williams, Amiri Baraka, Lesley Silko, Stanley Crouch, and many others. Also includes an interview with Eldridge Cleaver.

$20.00

Yardbird Reader Volume II [2]
seller photo

Yardbird Reader Volume II [2]

By YOUNG, Al, Ishmael Reed, et al.

Berkeley: Yardbird Publishing Cooperative, [1973]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (20.75cm.); publisher's pictorial card wrappers; xiv,224pp.; illus. Light wear to wrapper extremities, else Near Fine. Includes contributions by Young, Reed, John A. Williams, Jay Wright, and many others.

$20.00

Brotherhood. Short One-Act Play by Douglas Turner Ward
seller photo

Brotherhood. Short One-Act Play by Douglas Turner Ward

By WARD, Douglas Turner

New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1970. First Edition. Pamphlet. 12mo. Staplebound thick paper wrappers; 19pp. Fine copy. First and only separate printing of this one-act parable on American race relations. Ward was the founder a long-time artistic director of the Negro Ensemble Company.

$75.00

From the Depths of My Soul: Poetry in Motion
seller photo

From the Depths of My Soul: Poetry in Motion

By KELLY, Arnold J.

Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, [1974]. First Edition. Hardcover. Slim octavo (20.75cm.); publisher's boards in orange decorative dust jacket; 64pp. A hint of wear, else Near Fine. Poetry collection by the African-American Florida author.

$65.00

Langston Hughes: A Tribute. February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 [Steppingstones, Winter, 1984]
seller photo

Langston Hughes: A Tribute. February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967 [Steppingstones, Winter, 1984]

By [HUGHES, Langston]

[New York]: Steppingstones, 1984. First Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (21cm.); publisher's tan card wrappers; 88pp. Tiny soil spot to upper cover, price sticker to rear cover, else Very Good and sound. Includes contributions by Gwendolyn Brooks, Leigh Hunt, Dudley Randall, and many others.

$35.00

Don't Cry, Scream
seller photo

Don't Cry, Scream

By LEE, Don L.; Gwendolyn Brooks, intro

Detroit: Broadside Press, [1969]. First Edition. Paperback. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); photo-illustrated wrappers, stapled; 64pp. Mild wear to extremities, hint of sunning to spine-fold, Very Good+.

$50.00

Conjure [Inscribed & Signed]
seller photo

Conjure [Inscribed & Signed]

By REED, Ishmael

[Amherst]: University of Massachusetts Press, [1972]. First Edition. Hardcover. First full-length poetry collection (following three novels) by the founder of the Umbra Workshop, a significant influence on the Black Arts Movement. Includes Reed's major long poem "Catechism of d neoamerican hoodoo church," which was first published as a chapbook by the British publisher Paul Breman. Octavo (22cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 82pp. Light shelf wear to boards and jacket extremities, shallow crease to rear flap, else Very Good to Near Fine. Inscribed and signed by the author on half title: "For Cristoph / 'Open my face' / Ishmael Reed."

$150.00

Absolutely Nothing To Get Alarmed About
seller photo

Absolutely Nothing To Get Alarmed About

By WRIGHT, Charles

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing. Octavo. Quarter maroon cloth over yellow textured boards; dustjacket; maroon top-stain, 215pp. Faint dampstain along bottom edge of rear jacket not affecting boards, else Very Good to Near Fine. African-American author's third book, covering "poverty, drug addiction, prostitution, venereal disease, murder, bureaucratic indifference, race riots..." (upper jacket flap).

$75.00

Conversations with Amiri Baraka
seller photo

Conversations with Amiri Baraka

By BARAKA, Amiri [a.k.a. LeRoi Jones]; Charlie Reilly, ed

Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's cloth in red photo-illustrated dust jacket; 271pp. Fine in original shrinkwrap. Bibliographical details provided by OCLC no. 29357470.

$40.00

Belly Song and Other Poems
seller photo

Belly Song and Other Poems

By KNIGHT, Etheridge

Detroit: Broadside Press, 1973. First Edition. Paperback. The Mississippi poet's seventh book, a collection of verse which earned him nominations for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. First Printing, wrappered issue. Octavo (21.5cm); photo-illustrated card wrappers; 62,[2]pp. Hint of foxing to upper edge of textblock, else Fine and unread.

$25.00

The Sidney Poet Heroical In 29 Scenes
seller photo

The Sidney Poet Heroical In 29 Scenes

By BARAKA, Amiri

New York: I. Reed Books, 1979. First Edition. Paperback. A pristine copy of this collection of brief satirical sketches for the stage. First Printing, a trade paperback original. Octavo (19.75cm); illustrated wrappers; 106,[2]pp. A Fine, unread copy.

$25.00

Medicine Man: Collected Poems [Limited Edition]
seller photo

Medicine Man: Collected Poems [Limited Edition]

By HERNTON, Calvin; Joe Johnson, intro

[New York]: Reed, Cannon & Johnson, [1976]. First Edition. Paperback. Limited to 2000 copies. Slim octavo (23.75cm.); publisher's white pictorial card wrappers; 115pp. Fine condition. Poetry collection by the Tennessee-born African American author and sociologist.

$25.00

Next >