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A Mirror for Magistrates.

by GIBSON, Richard.

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London: Anthony Blond, (1958). First edition. Octavo, green baords, pp. 172. Richard T. Gibson, African American author who was a central figure in the black expatriate community in Paris which also included Richard Wright and James Baldwin. Rear endpaper darkened, faint staining to lower right corner of upper board, else very good, in a very… Read more
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Shrove-Tide in Old New Orleans.

by REED, Ishmael.

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Garden City: Doubleday, 1978. First edition. Remainder spray to bottom edge, corners lightly bumped, else very good, in an edge worn dust jacket (somewhat colour faded at the spine)..
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She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl.

by GREENFIELD, Eloise.

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New York: J.B. Lippincott, (1974). Reprint. Approximately 9.5" x 7.25". purple cloth, unpaginated; illustrated in colour by John Steptoe. Story of a young African-American boy and how he comes to terms with the arrival of a baby sister. Both the author and illustrator are of African-American heritage. Near fine in a very good dust jacket that shows dust soiling and… Read more
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Ladies of the Rachmaninoff Eyes.

by VAN DYKE, Henry.

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London: Bodley Head, (1965). First English edition of the author's first book. Tidy name on endpaper, top edge a little dusty, small bumps to top edges of covers, o/w very good in dj showing a 3 cm long slender black stain to spine, an ink revision of the price on the front flap and some over-all dust soiling..
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Tar Baby.

by MORRISON, Toni.

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New York: Knopf, 1981. Third printing. Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature [1993]. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket, which is colour faded on the spine..
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Pinktoes.

by HIMES, Chester.

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New York: Putnam's/Stein & Day, (1965). First American edition. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with the transient spine colours faded to an anemic pinkish white, as usual, and with some light staining to the bottom edge of the rear panel..
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Montgomery's Children

by PERRY, Richard

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New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, (1984). First edition.. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, (1984). First edition. Remainder mark to bottom edge, else fine in dust jacket..
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The Terrible Threes.

by REED, Ishmael.

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New York: Atheneum, 1989. First edition. Fine in near fine dust jacket..
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Through the Ivory Gate.

by (ATWOOD, Margret; association copy).

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New York: Pantheon, (1992). First edition. Octavo, black boards backed in brown cloth, pp. [279]. A novel by the former Poet Laureate of the United States of America. Inscribed to Canadian poet and novelist Margaret Atwood, "for Margaret- in deep admiration and in friendship- Rita Dove / 23 Oct 92". Dove and Atwood read at a poetry reading in Toronto… Read more
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And All Our Wounds Forgiven. A Novel.

by LESTER, Julius.

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New York: Arcade, (1994). First edition. Top corners just slightly bumped, else fine in dust jacket..
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New York: Dial Press, (1980). First edition. Inscribed by Andrews in his bold hand, and dated 1982. Attractively illustrated by Benny Andrews, the author's brother. Slight foxing to top page edge, lower corner rubbed bare to the board, spine a bit cocked, else about very good in a used dust jacket [internal tape-repair]..
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Night Song.

by WILLIAMS, John [A].

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London: Collins, 1962. First English edition. Slight sunning just at top edge of spine, else near fine in a very good dust jacket, lightly worn at spine with slight loss, some edge-wear and a 2 cm creased tear to front panel. The noted African-American author's first book..
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Shadow and Act.

by ELLISON, Ralph.

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London: Secker & Warburg, (1967). First English edition. Octavo, black boards, pp. [xxiii], 317. A collection of essays by the author of "Invisible Man". Laid in is the author's signature on his printed letterhead. Page edges tanned else near fine in a very good plus dust jacket showing some wear to head of spine and the corner tips; letterhead has… Read more
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Now Sheba Sings the Song.

by ANGELOU, Maya.

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New York: Dutton/ Dial, (1987). First edition. With Art by Tom Feelings. 4to. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket..
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Rusovarpaat. [Pinktoes].

by HIMES, Chester.

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(Helsinki: K.J. Gummerus Osakeyhtion Kirjapainossa Jyvaskylassa, 1972). Finnish edition of Pinktoes. 8vo., wrappers printed in black and red, pp. 231. A title in the publisher's Erotica series. Ink price on front free endpaper, rubber-stamp on half title, covers a little damp-stained at edges, and rubbed overall. A good copy of an uncommon edition..
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Spontaneous Combustion. Eight New American Plays. The Winter Repertory 6.

by OWENS, Rochelle; editor. [Baraka, Imamu Amiri; Leroi Jones; Julie Bovasso; Ed Bullins; William M. Hoffman; Adrienne Kennedy; Leonard Melfi; Megan Terry; and Rochelle Owens).

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New York: Winter House, (1973). First edition. 8vo., black cloth, pp. 224, + (5) contributor's biographies. Contains the play Ba-Ra-Ka, by I.M. Baraka [Leroi Jones], and Dialect Determinism, Ed Bullins. Adrienne Kennedy has contributed a poem-play, inspired by the death of Malcolm X. Fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a 1/2" tear and some light creasing to… Read more
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Mama Day

by NAYLOR, Gloria

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New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1988. Advance reading copy of the first edition.. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1988. Advance reading copy of the first edition. Card covers. Creasing and light rubbing to front cover, else very good. .
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Reckless Eyeballing.

by REED, Ishmael.

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New York: St. Martin's, (1986). First edition. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket..
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Who is Angelina.

by YOUNG, Al.

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New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1975). First edition. Octavo, bound in two differing types of black cloth, pp. 280. A novel. Fine in very near to fine dust jacket, with a small amount of rubbing to the foot of the spine..
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All is Well. An Autobiography

by LESTER, Julius

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New York: Morrow, 1976. First edition.. New York: Morrow, 1976. First edition. Near fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket, slightly sunned at the spine, with light wear, and a small tear..
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