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  • NO NAME IN THE STREET. by Baldwin, James.
    Baldwin, James.
    NO NAME IN THE STREET.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dial Press, 1972. First edition - Uncommon advance issue (cover says "Uncorrected Galleys") of this very personal book by one of the most important African American novelist, essayist and playwright - this deals with the history of the 1960's and early 1970's. He remembers the Harlem childhood that shaped his early conciousness, the murders of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, his sojourns in Europe and in Hollywood, and his return to the American South to confront a violent America, including the killing of George Jackson, the trial of Angela Davis. 190 pp.

    Condition: Very good (tape reinforcement to the spine, handwritten notation on the cover 'please do not review until' with an arrow down to 'May 26,1972.'

    Book ID: 42231
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  • A LITTLE YELLOW DOG. by Mosley, Walter.
    Mosley, Walter.
    A LITTLE YELLOW DOG.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, 1996. First edition - Author's fifth mystery featuring African American veteran, janitor, landlord and sometimes private investigator Easy Rawlins. The San Francisco Chronicle review of this book described Mosley's novels as suffused 'with an incisive, brilliant analysis of life from the point of view of a long-overlooked segment of the American people. Once again, Walter Mosley succeeds in both brilliantly, leaping past the mystery genre to create novels of historic significance.' 304 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed yellow and black wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 64752
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  • A LITTLE YELLOW DOG (2 copies) by Mosley, Walter.
    Mosley, Walter.
    A LITTLE YELLOW DOG (2 copies)

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format) and a first printing.

    New York: Norton, 1996. SIGNED first edition - TWO copies of this title - a SIGNED hardcover first edition and an uncommon uncorrected proof. Author's fifth mystery featuring African American veteran, janitor, landlord and sometimes private investigator Easy Rawlins. The San Francisco Chronicle review of this book described Mosley's novels as suffused 'with an incisive, brilliant analysis of life from the point of view of a long-overlooked segment of the American people. Once again, Walter Mosley succeeds in both brilliantly, leaping past the mystery genre to create novels of historic significance.' 304 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed yellow and black wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 64786
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  • UNDERSTAND THIS by Tervalon, Jerry
    Tervalon, Jerry
    UNDERSTAND THIS

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Morrow, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Page tipped in, identifying this as a special advance copy. Highly praised first novel of life in the gritty side of South Central Los Angeles - the dust jacket includes comments from such diverse writers as Henry Gates, Jr. , Whitney Otto, Jess Mowry and Susan Straight, among others. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus.

    Condition: Fine in black boards with a blue cloth spine, red lettering. Issued without a dustjacket but with a wraparound band bearing enthusiastic quotes from Henry Louis Gates, Jr and Wesley Brown. An uncommon issue.

    Book ID: 31462
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  • Trollope, Joanna.
    A SPANISH LOVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Preview edition in a special dustjacket with the same art as the regular edition, but a note to booksellers on the flap of the dj, and a notation 'preview edition' on the copyright page. ISBN: 0-679-457755.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20147
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