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  • RICHARD WRIGHT: DAEMONIC GENIUS : A Portrait of the Man a Critical Look at His Work. by [Wright, Richard] Walker, Margaret
    [Wright, Richard] Walker, Margaret
    RICHARD WRIGHT: DAEMONIC GENIUS : A Portrait of the Man a Critical Look at His Work.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner/ Grand Central. (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A portrait of this important African American novelist by a friend and fellow writer, one which discusses his political beliefs, and looks at his major works. The first biography of Wright by one of his contemporaries and the only critical biography by another Black scholar and author. INSCRIBED and dated by Walker on the title page. Photographs, bibliographical essay, index. xix, 428 pp. ISBN: 0-446710016.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79422
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  • LAY DOWN BODY: Living History in African American Cemeteries. by Wright, Roberta Hughes and Hughes, Wilbur B. III
    Wright, Roberta Hughes and Hughes, Wilbur B. III
    LAY DOWN BODY: Living History in African American Cemeteries.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Detroit: Visible Ink Press, (1996.). First edition - Foreword by Michael L. Blakey, preface by W. W. Law. Describes 300 cemeteries in the U.S. and Canada, ranging from the early slave cemeteries to the Sea Islands of South Carolina, Atlanta, Nicodemus, Kansas and Toronto and Los Angeles. Includes a description of the burial practices and stories of the people who founded the cemeteries, as well as a section on genealogy for beginners. An oversized trade paperback, illustrated with many photographs, bibliography, index. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-7876-06510.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 50459
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  • THIS CHILD'S GONNA LIVE. by Wright, Sarah E.
    Wright, Sarah E.
    THIS CHILD'S GONNA LIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - Powerful first novel by this African American writer. Set in a fishing village on Maryland's Eastern Shore in the early 1930s, this novel tells the story of Mariah Upshur, the wife of a poor oysterman, and her struggles to keep her land and family together amidst the harsh realities of rural life. ISBN: 0-935312-676.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 37453
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  • Wright, Sarah E.
    THIS CHILD'S GONNA LIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this African American writer. Set in a fishing village on Maryland's Eastern Shore in the early 1930s, this novel tells the story of Mariah Upshur, the wife of a poor oysterman, and her struggles to keep her land and family together amidst the harsh realities of rural life. ISBN: 0-935312-676.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings,overall tight and clean in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 20427
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  • THE COYOTES OF CARTHAGE. by Wright, Steven.
    Wright, Steven.
    THE COYOTES OF CARTHAGE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2020). First edition - The author's first novel an "exploration of American politics, set in a small South Carolina town, about a political operative running a dark money campaign for his corporate clients." Dre has been sent there with $250,000 to introduce a ballot initiative on behalf of a mining company. As an outsider and an African American, he can't be the one to collect signatures, so he hires a young couple to act as the public face. The "land grab is disguised as a righteous fight for faith and liberty. As lines are crossed and lives ruined, Dre's increasingly cutthroat campaign threatens the very soul of Carthage County and perhaps the…

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    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2020). First edition - The author's first novel an "exploration of American politics, set in a small South Carolina town, about a political operative running a dark money campaign for his corporate clients." Dre has been sent there with $250,000 to introduce a ballot initiative on behalf of a mining company. As an outsider and an African American, he can't be the one to collect signatures, so he hires a young couple to act as the public face. The "land grab is disguised as a righteous fight for faith and liberty. As lines are crossed and lives ruined, Dre's increasingly cutthroat campaign threatens the very soul of Carthage County and perhaps the last remnants of his own humanity." Cover praise from Lorrie Moore and Stewart O'Nan among others. On the basis of this novel, Wright was named to the USA Today's 2020 list of Black novelists to read. 311 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80705
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  • NEGRO WHO'S WHO IN CALIFORNIA - 1948 EDITION. by Wynn, Commodore, editor, John W. Roy, director.
    Wynn, Commodore, editor, John W. Roy, director.
    NEGRO WHO'S WHO IN CALIFORNIA - 1948 EDITION.

    Edition: First edition.

    Who's Who in California Publishing Co, (lithographed by Wm. Westerfield), 1948. Hardcover first edition - The first and apparently the only edition of this uncommon reference work. Includes biographies of approximately 500 notable California African Americans. Book is divided into seven sections: The Pioneers, The Church and Pulpit, The Professions, Business and Industry, Art and Music, Civic and Social, and In Memorium. Illustrated with many individual and group photographs. Index. Large format. 133 pp.

    Condition: Very good in burgundy boards with gilt lettering (prev owner's name, some minor rubbing and wear to the covers.)

    Book ID: 54239
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  • Xitu, Uanhenga.
    THE WORLD OF 'MESTRE' TAMODA.

    Edition: First English language printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Reader's International, 1984. First edition - Novel originally published in 1974 by this Angolian writer and revolutionary leader, who was imprisoned by the Portuguese for more than a decade. ISBN: 0-930523-431.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 20491
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  • SNAKES. by Young, Al
    Young, Al
    SNAKES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart, 1970. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel (and second book) by this influential and important African American writer, poet laureate of California, and editor. The coming of age story of a young black man. SIGNED on the title page. 149 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0845351.

    Condition: Very good in a very good- dustjacket (name, top edge bumped., some creasing and edgewear to dj, spine color sun-changed.)

    Book ID: 22340
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  • SEDUCTION BY LIGHT by Young, Al
    Young, Al
    SEDUCTION BY LIGHT

    Edition: 2nd printing (trade paperback original, never issued in hardcover.)

    New York: Bantam (Delta), (1988). SIGNED - The story of Mamie Franklin, hailed in the 50s for her roles as a black domestic in the movies, and now housekeeper for an eccentric white couple in Beverly Hills. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-385-299435.

    Condition: Very good (toning to pages, some minor wear to covers)

    Book ID: 47191
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  • SITTING PRETTY. by Young, Al
    Young, Al
    SITTING PRETTY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1976.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third novel, set in San Francisco, the story of Sidney Prettyman aka Sitting Pretty or just plain Sit, ladies' man, ne'er do well, ex-husband, father. SIGNED on the title page and warmly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "For - with nothing but warm regards and affection. Al, January 1978." 254 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-03-0152666.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dust jacket (some wear to the spine of the djj)

    Book ID: 75643
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  • SEDUCTION BY LIGHT by Young, Al
    Young, Al
    SEDUCTION BY LIGHT

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    New York: Bantam (Delta), (1988). SIGNED first edition - The story of Mamie Franklin, hailed in the 50's for her roles as a black domestic in the movies, and now housekeeper for an eccentric white couple in Beverly Hills. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-385-299435.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (a tight copy, no creases on the spine, but some nicks to the outer edge of the first two pages, usual toning to pages.)

    Book ID: 45265
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  • Young, Al
    SITTING PRETTY.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Berkeley: Creative Arts Book Company, (1986.). SIGNED - Very warmly INSCRIBED at some length on title page and dated Summer 1994. A reprint of a novel originally published in 1976. A new foreword by Young describing the writing of this book 'Prettyman was the first of my characters to install himself on the living room sofa..' 254 pp. ISBN: 0-88739-017x.

    Condition: Very good - a tight, clean copy, but some creasing to corner of front cover.

    Book ID: 35711
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  • Young, Al
    SEDUCTION BY LIGHT

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    New York: Bantam (Delta), 1988. SIGNED first edition - The story of Mamie Franklin, hailed in the 50's for her roles as a black domestic in the movies, and now housekeeper for an eccentric white couple in Beverly Hills. INSCRIBED by Young on the title page and dated in 1988, the year of publication. ISBN: 0-385-299435.

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated wrappers (crease on back cover.)

    Book ID: 10973
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  • Young, Al
    SITTING PRETTY

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Berkeley: Creative Arts Book Company, 1986. SIGNED - SIGNED on title page. A reprint of a novel originally published in 1976. A new foreword by Young describing the writing of this book 'Prettyman was the first of my characters to install himself on the living room sofa..' 254 pp. ISBN: 0-88739-017x.

    Condition: Near fine (apparently unread with no creases, but "1/2" stamped on bottom edge, minor signs of handling).

    Book ID: 3065
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  • Young, Al
    SEDUCTION BY LIGHT

    Edition: 2nd printing (trade paperback original, never issued in hardcover.)

    New York: Bantam (Delta), 1988. SIGNED - The story of Mamie Franklin, hailed in the 50's for her roles as a black domestic in the movies, and now housekeeper for an eccentric white couple in Beverly Hills. INSCRIBED by Young on the title page with the words 'from Mamie's secretary' and dated in 1989. ISBN: 0-385-299435.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (some light wear to the covers, edges of pages beginning to tone.)

    Book ID: 20214
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  • Young, Al
    WHO IS ANGELINA?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1975.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by this important African American writer and poet - not just for his own works, but also as an editor, as one of the founders of the literary magazine "Yardbird" and as a teacher. Poet laureate of California. SIGNED on the title page. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0122716.

    Condition: Good in a near fine dust jacket. (a tight straight copy, but with staining to outside of textblock - a mishap with coffee?.)

    Book ID: 37624
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  • ASK ME NOW. by Young, Al.
    Young, Al.
    ASK ME NOW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McGraw Hill, (1980) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth novel by this African American writer and poet. SIGNED on title page. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-07-0723605.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light toning to the edges of the textblock, spine of dj slightly sunned)

    Book ID: 63635
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  • WHO IS ANGELINA? by Young, Al
    Young, Al
    WHO IS ANGELINA?

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1993.). SIGNED - Second novel by this important African American writer and poet, originally published in 1995. SIGNED on the title page. A New York Time Notable book. A title in the California Fiction series. 280 pp. Cover painting by Steven Henriques. ISBN: 0-520-207122.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 49907
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  • SITTING PRETTY. by Young, Al
    Young, Al
    SITTING PRETTY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1976.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third novel, set in San Francisco, the story of Sidney Prettyman aka Sitting Pretty or just plain Sit, ladies' man, ne'er do well, ex-husband, father. SIGNED on the title page. 254 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-03-0152666.

    Condition: Very near fine in very good+ dust jacket (price-clipped,some soiling to dj, and slight sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 59006
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  • SITTING PRETTY. by Young, Al
    Young, Al
    SITTING PRETTY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1976.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third novel, set in San Francisco, the story of Sidney Prettyman aka Sitting Pretty or just plain Sit, ladies' man, ne'er do well, ex-husband, father. SIGNED on the title page. 254 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-03-0152666.

    Condition: Ex-library with some markings and discoloration from glue, spine slant, in a very good unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49908
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  • Youngblood, Shay.
    SOUL KISS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - African American author's first novel (preceded by plays and short stories), a coming of age story set in a small town in 1970s Georgia and in Los Angeles. Dust jacket praise from Tina McElroy Ansa who called it "funny, unsettling, enthralling." SIGNED on the title page and dated in 1998. 210 pp. ISBN: 1-57322-0639.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82355
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  • SOUL KISS. by Youngblood, Shay.
    Youngblood, Shay.
    SOUL KISS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American author's first novel (preceded by plays and short stories), a coming of age story set in a small town in 1970s Georgia and in Los Angeles. Dust jacket praise from Tina McElroy Ansa who called it "funny, unsettling, enthralling." 210 pp. ISBN: 1-57322-0639.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35781
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  • SOUL KISS. by Youngblood, Shay.
    Youngblood, Shay.
    SOUL KISS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American author's first novel (preceded by plays and short stories), a coming of age story set in a small town in 1970s Georgia and in Los Angeles. Dust jacket praise from Tina McElroy Ansa who called it "funny, unsettling, enthralling." 210 pp. ISBN: 1-57322-0639.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 27445
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  • Youngblood, Shay.
    SOUL KISS.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 1998. Author's first novel, dj comment from Tina McElroy Ansa who called it "funny, unsettling, enthralling.". ISBN: 1-57322-6580.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 19084
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  • Zinn, Howard
    SNFC: The New Abolitionists

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon, 1964. Hardcover first edition - An early book on the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Community by the historian who acted as an advisor to the group.

    Condition: NF/VG+.

    Book ID: 9770
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