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BELOVED

by Morrison, Toni

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n-d [1987]
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London: Chatto & Windus, n-d [1987]. First UK edition. Advance reading copy in glossy pictorial paperwraps with front cover mimicking the eventual dust jacket design but with "A magnificent novel of freedom, and the freedom to love" at top, small black-and-white photo of Morrison near center, and "Uncorrected Proof" at bottom. Rear cover text notes publication date "12 October… Read more
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LOVE

by Morrison, Toni

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2003
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New York: Knopf, 2003. First edition. SIGNED ON PUBLISHER'S BOOKPLATE affixed to half title page. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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LENA

by Horne, Lena, and Richard Schickel

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1965
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Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1965. First edition. "...from her 'debut' at the old Cotton Club in New York to her resounding triumphs on TV .... includes a candid discussion of her own responses to the issues of civil rights....and some marvelous anecdotes concerning the many celebrities she has known and worked with." -- dust jacket flap. Near fine… Read more
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A LITTLE YELLOW DOG: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

by Mosley, Walter

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(1996)
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New York: W.W. Norton & Co., (1996). First edition. SIGNED by Mosley on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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HISTORY OF THE BLACK PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND 1872 - 1961

by Clarke, Nina H., and Lillian B. Brown

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(1978)
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New York: Vantage Press, (1978). First edition. Meticulously researched examination of Black public schools undertaken by several Black active and retired teachers in the "Merry Makers Club of Rockville," a public service voluntary social club, after a new member mentioned having heard a speaker state that Maryland did not have a Black high school until the 1940's. This well-documented… Read more
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A SIMPLE MATTER OF JUSTICE: The Phyllis Wheatley YWCA Story

by Radcliffe, Florence J.

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(1985)
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Pompano Beach, FL: Exposition Press, (1985). First edition. Written by an educator, administrator and past president of the PW YWCA, this history of the independent Young Womens Christian Association of Washington DC founded by and for black women chronicles its struggles with the all-white National Capital YWCA at the height of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. INSCRIBED… Read more
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BILLY THE GREAT

by Guy, Rosa

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(1992)
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New York: Delacorte Press, (1992). First U.S. edition. Originally published in the UK in 1991. This wonderful story of a boy growing up with a mind of his own is beautifully illustrated by Caroline Binch. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1925. First edition. Includes 22 letters by "Celebrated Intellectuals" (many of whom were Nobel Prize recipients) including Karl Capek, Albert Einstein, Selma Lagerlof, Sinclair Lewis, Maurice Maeterlinck, Thomas Mann, Romain Rolland, Bertrand Russell, Upton Sinclair, H. G. Wells, Rebecca West, Izrael Zangwill, et al. Published in the U.S. by Boni and the UK… Read more
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I HAVE CHANGED; ("A Shockingly Personal Statement in a Tragically Impersonal Time"--dust jacket front)

by Owens, Jesse, with Paul Neimark

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Published
1972
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$300.00

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New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1972. First edition. Review copy with publisher's review slip indicating publication date of August 26, 1972, and promo letter laid in reading in part, "Thirty-six years after his humiliation of Hitler, Jesse Owens has been invited by the German government to be a guest at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, beginning August… Read more
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INVISIBLE MAN

by Ellison, Ralph

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Published
(1952)
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$2,250.00

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New York: Random House, (1952). First edition. His National Award-winning first book. Ranked 19th on the Modern Library list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century and one of Time Magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. Anthony Burgess called it "a masterpiece." Crisp and near fine with just a faint shadow from item… Read more
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Minneapolis: Tunheim Santrizos Company, 1998. First edition. Number 155 of 660 copies SIGNED BY DOVE. Marbled boards, unprinted gray cloth spine. Illustrated with three wood engravings by Kent Aldrich. Fine. TOGETHER WITH a scarce broadside of the title poem "Evening Primrose" printed on Barcham Green paper at Aralia Press, a fine arts press located at West Chester University in… Read more
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$550.00
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THE UNCALLED: A Novel

by Dunbar, Paul Laurence

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Published
1901
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New York: International Association of Newspapers and Authors, 1901. Second edition or printing, presumably from the Dodd, Mead sheets, as their ads are bound in at end. His first novel, curiously, about whites. Grayish-tan cover with decorations and lettering in pale blue outlined in black. Few specks of foxing to covers and the barest wear on corners, otherwise bright… Read more
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ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS

by Dove, Rita

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(1999)
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New York: W. W. Norton, (1999). First edition. SIGNED on the title page beneath her printed name. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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ONCE: POEMS

by Walker, Alice

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(1976)
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$75.00

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New York: Harcourt Brace / Harvest Books, (1976). First Harvest Books edition and first paperback edition. Her first book, originally published in 1968. SIGNED by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Fine in pictorial paperwraps.
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THE MARCH FOR CIVIL RIGHTS: The Benjamin Hooks Story

by Hooks, Benjamin L.; Jerry Guess

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2004)
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(Chicago: American Bar Association, 2004). First edition. Written with Guess; foreword by Dennis Archer, the 2003/2004 American Bar Association president. INSCRIBED BY HOOKS on the front free endpaper simply, "Thanks / BWHooks" (not inscribed to anyone). "As leader of the NAACP for 15 years, Benjamin Hooks oversaw the organization's position on affirmative action and federal aid to the poorer… Read more
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MUSEUM: Poems

by Dove, Rita

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1983
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Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1983. First edition, scarce hard cover issue. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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TEN POEMS

by Dove, Rita

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Published
1977
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Lisbon, Iowa: Penumbra Press, 1977. First edition. Number 126 of only 200 copies of the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning POET'S FIRST BOOK. Number four in Penumbra's "Manila Series." Unprinted, brown, string-tied paperwraps; housed in publisher's printed envelope. This copy INSCRIBED, "For Jeff, with warm wishes from one book lover to another - Rita Dove / 10 Feb… Read more
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THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH: A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes

by Dove, Rita

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Published
1994
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(Brownsville): Story Line Press, 1994. First edition. Letter "K" of 26 copies SIGNED BY DOVE, the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet AND BY THE ILLUSTRATOR, Mark Woolley. There was also an edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Dove only. Quarter plum cloth over black cloth boards stamped in silver on front and spine. Fine without dust… Read more
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OUGHT AMERICAN SLAVERY TO BE PERPETUATED?: A Debate Between Rev. W. G. Brownlow and Rev. A. Pryne

by Brownlow, W. G., and A. Pryne

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(1858)
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Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co, (1858). First edition. Pro-slavery, anti-secessionist minister and newspaper editor William Gannaway Brownlow (who later served as a Senator and Governor of Tennessee) debates anti-slavery New York clergyman Abram Pryne, editor of an abolitionist newspaper. Decoratively blindstamped gray cloth boards with gilt lettered spine. About very good with small hole in cloth on… Read more
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A GLANCE AWAY

by Wideman, John Edgar

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(1967)
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, (1967). First edition. Author's first book. A black reformed drug addict and a white middle-aged professor. Very good to fine with cloth corners and spine ends a little rubbed and back endpaper at hinge separating a bit; in a near fine, bright dust jacket with corners also a bit rubbed.
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