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    Searching for Robert Johnson by Guralnick, Peter

    New York, New York, U.S.A.: Plume, 1998. First Plume printing. The Life and Legend of the 'King of the Delta Blues Singers.' Unread, as new with slight shelfwear. 85 pp.. First Edition. Soft Cover. As New. Book.


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    October Journey by Walker, Margaret

    Broadside Press, 1973. Stated first printing. Poems published in various periodicals. With cover art by Shirley Woodson and back cover photo of author. Very good with small stain at foreedge. 38 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.


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    A Vision of Blackness by Jones, Jymi, Ed

    Montgomery County Community College, 1970. Poems written in a Black Poetry Workshop in Conshohocken, PA reflecting then-current sentiments of Black Power and identity. Unusual. 30 pp. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.


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    The Studio Museum in Harlem: 25 Years of African-American Art by Mercer, Valerie J

    Harlem: Studio Museum in Harlem, 1994. Very Good.. 56p. Exhibition catalog. Includes Related Bibliography on African-American Art. 43 color photographs of artwork along with a short biography of each artist included in the exhibition. Among the 43 are Romare Bearden, Ed Clark, John E. Dowell, and Ray Grist. Also includes a two page, six column essay by Mercer.


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    Romare Bearden: His Life And Art by Schwartzman, Myron

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1990. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. Foreword by August Wilson. Cloth. 320 pages. Bibliography. Index. Illustrations, photographs.


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    The Art of Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) by Kettlewell, James K

    Glens Falls, New York: Hyde Collection. Wraps. Good.. 32p. stapled wraps. Four page essay "The Art of Henry O. Tanner," by James K. Kettlewell.  Two page introduction by A. Morton Raych for The Hyde Collection; two page introduction by William H. Burgess, III of The Studio Museum in Harlem; two page introduction by Warren M. Robbins of the Museum of African Art. Includes black & white photographs; Chronology; Selected Bibliography.  Some foxing on a few interior pages which doesn't obscure any type or art.  Spot of soiling on the back cover.  Some edgewear to covers.


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    Black Pilgrimage by Feelings, Tom

    Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1972. First printing. Yellow cloth spine, black boards, black titles. An impressive story-sketchbook of the author's lie and work, with a few pages reproduced in color on coated paper. Book very good with aging to boards and cloth, light soil at top edge. DJ good plus or VG minus with small chip at bottom of front panel, larger 3/4-inch chip/hole at back board at spine. Reasonably rare, however. 72 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.


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    Eulogies by Baraka, Imamu Amiri

    U.S.A.: Marsilio Publishers, 1996. Stated first printing. Illustrated glossy boards with photo of author to front and backi, translucent DJ. Eulogies in prose and poetry of political leaders, musicians and writers, among others. Book unread, near new. DJ very good plus with light scuffing and shelfwear. 225 pp.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.


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    Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence by Nesbitt, Peter T. And Michelle DuBois

    Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.: Univ of Washington Pr, 2001. Oversized quarto. Commentary by Richard J. Powell, Patricia Hills, Paul J. Karlstrom, Lowrey Stokes Sims, Elizabeth Steele & Leslie King-Hammond, Elizabeth Hutton Turner. Includes biographical data, Notes, Notes to Works in Exhibition, Bibliography. Book printed on coated paper, art mostly reproduced in color. Unread, as new. 336 pp.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. Book.


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    Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series by Turner, Elizabeth Hutton, Ed

    Washington, D.C., U.S.A.: Rappahannock/Phillips, 1993. Oversized square quarto. Tan cloth, black titles and endsheets. Introductory essay by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., other essays by Lonnie G. Bunch III and Spencer R. Crew, Patricia Hills, Elizabeth Steele and Susana M. Halpine, Jeffrey C. Stewart, Diane Tepfer and Deborah Willis. Paintings reproduced in color. Book near new; DJ near fine with some rubbing. 172 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Book.


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    Plays and Pageants from the Life of the Negro by Richardson, Willis, Ed

    Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A.: University Press of Mississippi, 1993. Assumed first printing. Contains stage works by Thelma Myrtle Duncan, Maud Cuney-Hare, John Matheus, May Miller, Willis Richardson, Inez M. Burke, Dorothy C. Guinn, Frances Gunner and Edward McCoo. Unread, as new in pub's shrinkwrap. 373 pp.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Book.


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    How Do You Do: A Play by Bullins, Ed

    Illuminations Press, 1965. First softcover printing. Staplebound in glossy wraps. Very good minus with stain to top corner at foreedge, other cover soil, crease to top corner at back. 36 pp.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Book.


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    Sidney Poitier: The Long Journey by Ewers, Carolyn H

    Signet / NAL, 1969. Signet P-3790, first Signet printing. With 24 pages of photos on coated paper. Very good unread copy with aging & light soil, minor edgewear. 126 pp.. 1st Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Book.


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    Black Music by Jones, LeRoi (Amiri Baraka)

    Wm. Morrow, 1967. First edition (NAP). Black cloth, white titles, red topstain. Photos on coated paper. A collection of essays, with chapters on Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Roy Haynes, Monk, Cecil Taylor, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Bradford and the avant garde. Book very good with not much wear. DJ also very good with rubbing, edgewear, one short tear. 221 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    Black Music by Baraka, Amiri (LeRoi Jones)

    Boulder, CO, U.S.A.: Da Capo Press, Incorporated, 1998. Stated first da Capo Press edition. Originally published by Morrow in 1968. Some of the topics covered include: race in jazz criticism, the avant garde, Monk, Ornette Coleman, , Wayne Shorter, Cecil Taylor, Coltrane. Some photos in text. Unread and as new with remainder mark to bottom edge. 221 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.


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    Frederick J. Brown: Portraits in Jazz, Blues, and Other Icons by Brown, Frederick J

    Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002. First edition (NAP). Catalogue from a touring exhibition. With a Foreword by Rachel Blackburn and an essay by Lowery Stokes Sims. Most paintings reproduced in color. Very good plus with minor rubbing and edgewear. 62 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.


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    Half Past Autumn: A Retrospective by Parks, Gordon

    Bulfinch (Little, Brown), 1997. First edition. Oversized square quarto. Dark blue cloth, gilt titles. Produced on the occasion of a travelling exhibition. With one- and two-page photos in color and B&W and entire book printed in Italy on coated paper. Book unread, as new. DJ near new with light shelfwear. 360 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


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    Black Drama Anthology (Meridian) by King, Woodie and Ron Milner, Eds

    U.S.A.: Meridian Books, 1986. Stated first Meridian printing, 1986, originally published in the 1970s. This edition has a new Foreword by Woodie King. Contents include plays by Amiri Baraka, Lonne Elder, Ed Bullins, Langston Hughes, Donald Greaves, Archie Shepp and others. A near fine unread copy with aging to paper. 671 pp.. 1st Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Near Fine.


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    It's Nation Time by Baraka, Amiri (LeRoi Jones)

    Chicago, IL: Third World Press, 1970. Stated first printing. Contains three long poems. Very good with rubbing, light soil to cover. 24 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.


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    Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography of B.B. King by King, B. B.; Ritz, David

    Dresden, Tennessee, U.S.A.: Avon Books, 1997. First softcover printing. Center B&W photo supplement. Unread copy with some shelfwear to cover at edges, aging to paper. 338 pp.. First Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Book.


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    People Who Led To My Plays by Kennedy, Adrienne

    Alfred A.Knopf, 1987. Stated first edition. Black cloth spine, plum boards, gilt titles. Entire book printed on coated paper and profusely illustrated with B&W photos of her subjects. An interesting auto/biography of people she has known and written about. Book very good plus with remainder mark to bottom edge. DJ very good with one small open tear at back panel. 125 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    The Raymond Lark Traveling Exhibition by No Author Noted

    Los Angeles: Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, 2003. Paperback. Very Good +. 96 pages, softcover. Seven page Introduction. Four page essay "Troubled Times in Lark's Life." Eight pages of "Notes To Some Of The Plates." Extensive resource lists. Many full page reproductions, many in color. little light edge wear.


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    Spirit Reach by Baraka, Amiri

    Jihad Publications, 1972. Stated first printing. Somewhat-experimental poems with political content. Very good with light soil to wraps. 25 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.


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    Spirit of the Delta - The Art of Carolyn Norris by Shawhan, Dorothy Sample; with Patti Carr Black, Tom Rankin, and Kim Rushing

    Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 2011. First edition. Hardcover. Good/fair.


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    New York Folklore: Vol. XVII, No. 1- 2, Winter-Spring, 1991 by Blincoe, Deborah and Forrest, John, ed

    Binghamton: New York Folklore Society, 1991. First edition. Paper wrappers. A fine copy.. Trade format. Articles on: Tohono O'odham Shrines, African-American Art on Trains, Vietnam Veterans' Identity, Golf Jokes and Humor, Egyptian Women Immigrants, knitting and the Art World, An Appalachian Memoire, French Emigre Architecture, Supernatural in the Catskills, Folk Art: Who's Turf?


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