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By Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Toronto: Toronto: Belford Brothers, 1875, 1875. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Decorated boards, with leather spine and corners. Three full-page illustrations. 392 pages. rare and unusual Stowe title in very good shape.. Very Good.



By Wallace, Ron and Jay Jay Wilson

Tulsa, OK, U.S.A.: Black Wallstreet Publishing Co., 1992. Printed in a soft cover binding with a clear plastic front page and a black plastic backing. Cover reads: "One of the most important Novels of African American History to Rise From the Grassroots of Black America in Over a Decade!" A novel based on the infamous 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma race riots which resulted in the total destruction of the thriving Black community in North Tulsa and the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands of people, both Black (mostly) and White.. First Thus. Near Fine.


The Crucible a Southerner's Impression of Hampton

By J.W. Church

Hampton, Virginia: The Press of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, 1911. Original 15 page pampfhlet in excellent condition.


Little Black Sambo

By Bannerman, Helen

New York: The Platt & Munk Co., 1955. Very good copy in reddish cloth hardcover with black cover illustration embossed on front. Spine paper cover is missing, else the book is tight and solid. Decorated endpapers . Illustrated by Eulalie . Book measures 6 1/2 x 8 inches and has no markings. Unpaginated. Color illustrations crips and clean. No dj.. Very Good/No Dj.



By Haynes, George Edmund (Ph.D.)

New York: NY: Arno Press, 1968, 1968. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket. From the Arno/New York Times Series: THE AMERICAN NEGRO - HIS HISTORY AND LITERATURE. Ex-college Library, no pocket. In handsome, black & white covers.. Very Good/No Dj.



By Wallach, Ira

Tulsa, OK, U.S.A.: Black Wallstreet Publishing Co., 1992. Facsimile edition printed in a soft cover binding with a clear plastic front page and a black stipp paper backing. Cover reads: "One of the most important Novels of African American History to Rise From the Grassroots of Black America in Over a Decade!" A novel based on the infamous 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma race riots which resulted in the total destruction of the thriving Black community in North Tulsa and the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands of people, both Black (mostly) and White.. Facsimile Reprint. Near Fine.


Liberia as I Know it

By Boone, C.C

Richmond, VA: Privately Printed, 1929. Excellent copy of this scarce title on the settling of Liberia written by an African-American missionary ( he had previously written another book on his experiences in the Congo ). In red cloth Hardcovers with shiny gilt title imprinted on cover. Photographic frontis of the "Original House where the illustrious Lott Carey was born in 1780". Another frontis photograph in an oval frame of Mrs. Rachel Boone ( wife of the author) who was for five years a faithful missionary in Liberia. 152 pages, crisp and clean filled with many black and white photographs. Includes an introduction by the principal of Tuskegee Institute Alabama, R.R. Moton. Just the lightest trace of coverwear, else a beautiful and untouched copy.. First American Edition. Near Fine.


Under Fire with the Tenth U.S. Cavalry , Being a Brief Comprehensiv Review of the Negro's Participation in the Wars of the United States

By Cashin, Hershel and Others

Chicago, IL: American Publishing House, 1902. A remarkably crisp and clean copy of this important work about the Spanish-American War and the role African-Americans played in it. Very minor cover wear only along the spine, the front cover illustration is bold and bright with red title and blue/silver image. This copy looks untouched and may never have been read. 361 pages, illustrated with over 100 fine engravings from original photographs made for this work exclusively. There were four Regular Army regiments recruited after the Civil War from the veterans of the US Colored Troops raised for war service. Two were infantry, the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth, and two Cavalry, the Ninth and Tenth. The Tenth Cavalry was mostly stationed in the west to keep order among the Native Americans who called them Buffalo Soldiers. There has been a continuing great interest in the deeds and motivations of these men in the face of rampant prejudice and social seperation. The Tenth's service has been perpetuated in the present order of battle of the US Army and there still is an active 10th Cavalry though it is now integrated. As nice a copy as you are likely to see. Image available upon request.. First American Edition. Near Fine.


SMUDGE The Book That Can Save the Lives of Our Children

By Censored Badman Brown Lusonda Patrice Porter Vincent W/ Brown

College Park, GA: Bad-Man Brown Productions, Inc., 1996. Smudge is a true story that needs to be told. The author;s goal in this book: "If Smudge's story can keep our children from taking their first drink of alcohol or first choke of crack of first shot of dope, we will have the greatest chance in a very, very long time to save the children and adults." Story by Badman brown for Bad-Man Brown;s Productions, written by Lusonda Patrice Porte for TeeKae Prodictions. Printed and Designed by Tate's Design and Planning of College Park, Georgia.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


Cuentos de LeRoi Jones

By Jones, LeRoi

Buenos Aires: Buenos Aires, Editorial Tiempo Contemporaneo, (1966?), 1966. Pictorial SC in wraps. First Spanish language translation of Tales by LR. Red cover with portrait of Jones. 148pp. Some soiling to the covers otherwise vintage material.. Very Good.


Phylon the Atlanta University Review of Race & Culture

By Du Bois, W. E. B. ( Dubois)

Atlanta: Phylon, 1940. Signed and dated by Du Bois on the FFEP, as follows: "Very Sincerely, W.E.B. Du Bois, Dec. 3, 1940." From the estate of a noted African American, a Clark University Class of 1934 graduate, and an Alpha Phi Alpha brother of Du Bois. A truly unique and rare document of Americana: a bound Voume of the first four issues of PHYLON, the pioneering Review of American race relations, with the noted Du Bois as the Editor in Chief. The opening introduction to Vol. 1, No. 1 states: " ... we wish to to establish ourselves as a place of Re-Views - that is, as an organ for considering again and after the event, the happenings and opinions which have to do with the cultural advance and inter-cultural relations of men, in order to reach more final and definite judgments." Contains Volumes 1 through 4 of the first year of publication, with poetry, articles by DuBois and others on an amazing range of subjects from "Faith in the Death Chambers," to portraits of African and Haitian leaders including black and white photographs and even a Du Bois' essay on Pushkin! An extraordinarily rare and unique item! Bound in red cloth Hardcover, with gilt spine lettering. Some evidence of water staining to the covers, small evidence of minor water staining to top of some pages, not effecting any text or illustrations. Overall very good throughout. 398 pages with a detailed subject index to Volume I in the rear.. Signed by Author. First American Edition. Very Good.


Mapa De La Poesia Negra Americana

By Ballagas, Emilio

Buenos Aires: RG: Pleamar Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. Important collection of petry representing authors from throughout the Western Hemisphere writing about Slavery and Black Life. Included from North America are in o riginal English version with Spanish translation on the opposite page Walt Whitman, Longfellow, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen as well as numerous entries from Mexico, Nicaga ragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Antilles, Cuba, Santo Domingo, Jamaica, Haiti, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruagay and Argentina. Will full-page illustrations by Ravenet. In beige cloth HC with thick yel low/red paper dustjacket.. Very Good/Very Good.


The American Negro's Dilemma

By Davis, Robert E

NY: Philosophical Library, 1954, 1954. Very Good/Good. First Edition. Unclipped DJ. The Negro's self-imposed predicament.. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good.


Breath, Eyes, Memory

By Danticat, Edwidge

Japan: Soho Press through the English Agency, 2000. fine as new in lovely red/silver marbled cloth Hardcover with original dustjacket. First Japanese translation of Danticat's novel Breath, Eyes, Memory, written as her master's thesis and published by Soho Press in 1994. The book became a best seller in 1998 when it was selected by Oprah's Book Club.. First Japanese Edition. Fine/Fine.


Some Identified Problems of Foreign Women Married to Nigerians

By Omolulu, Cynthis B. (Ph. D.)

Lagos, Nigeria: Miral Printing, 1982. Good/No Jacket. Pamphlet format, 6"8-1/2" (prox.), soft-cover. Ex-college library, 35 pages. Examination of culture shocks and coping mechanisms experienced by some foreign women married to Nigerians. Unusual work. Some pages coming loose.. Soft Cover. Good.


Way Past Cool

By Mowry, Jess

London: London: Chatto & Windus, 1992, 1992. First British Edition. ISBN:0 7011 4017 8. Fine in large photographic self-wraps. In the black ghettoes of Oakland sixteen-year old Ty is a veteran of jungle warfare; riding shotgun for the drug-deali ng Deek, he keeps his mind numb and his conscience clean with crate-loads of beer. This is the RARE ENGLISH FIRST EDITION!!. Fine as New.


Nobody Knows My Name : More Notes of a Native Son

By Baldwin, James

NY, The Dial Press, 1962, fourth printing. F /F as new, not price-clipped with great photographic dj..


City Cool

By DeJongh, James and Carles Cleveland

New York: NY: Random House, 1978, 1978. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. STATED FIRST EDITION. Every page of this urgent street novel rings true. Gang life in New York vividly described. Noted writing tema produced the play, "Hail, Hail the Gang s," among other efforts.. STATED FIRST EDITION. Fine/Near Fine.