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  • GRACELAND. by Abani, Chris.
    Abani, Chris.
    GRACELAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Nigerian-born author's powerful first novel, the story of a teenage Elvis impersonator living in a sprawling slum of Lagos. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-374-165890.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69212
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  • TAMARIND AND MANGO WOMAN. by Adisa, Opal Palmer.
    Adisa, Opal Palmer.
    TAMARIND AND MANGO WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Toronto: Sister Vision Press, 1992. SIGNED first edition - Collection of poetry by this Afro-Caribbean writer, born in Jamaica. INSCRIBED by Adisa on title page - For --- "May the words transport you to my land" - and dated in1993. 118 pp. ISBN: 0--20813712.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74903
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  • CRUELTY / KILLING FLOOR: Poems. by Ai (foreword by Carolyn Forche.)
    Ai (foreword by Carolyn Forche.)
    CRUELTY / KILLING FLOOR: Poems.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, (1990.). Brings together Ai's first two collections of poetry, originally published in 1973 and 1979, both containing powerful narrative monologues. Cover praise from Alice Walker, Galway Kinnell (who called Ai 'the most talented young poet I know'), and others. Includes a foreword by Carolyn Forche. xi, 99 pp. Cover by Loretta Li. ISBN: 0-938410-385.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 85726
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  • Albert, Burton (illustrated by Brian Pinkney.)
    WHERE DOES THE TRAIL LEAD?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young boy follows a trail on "Summertime Island" to the edge of the sea, through hollows filled with buttercups, blueberries and rabbits, to tide pools, sand dunes and crashing waves, a derelict boat half-buried in the sand and finally to fish cooking over a campfire - Although this is a universal story, the dedication refers to "the lures of Nantucket" and the award-winning artist Brian Pinkney who illustrates this with his striking scratchboard paintings depicts the young boy as African American. The simple text will appeal to children and to all who remember summertime explorations. Large format, bound in glossy illustrated boards, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-671734091.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36853
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  • Albert, Burton (illustrated by Brian Pinkney.)
    WHERE DOES THE TRAIL LEAD?

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1991.). A young boy follows a trail on "Summertime Island" to the edge of the sea, through hollows filled with buttercups, blueberries and rabbits, to tide pools, sand dunes and crashing waves, a derelict boat half-buried in the sand and finally to fish cooking over a campfire - Although this is a universal story, the dedication refers to "the lures of Nantucket" and the award-winning artist Brian Pinkney who illustrates this with his striking scratchboard paintings depicts the young boy as African American. The simple text will appeal to children and to all who remember summertime explorations. Large format, unpaginated. Selected as a 1991 Golden Kite Honor Book. ISBN: 0-671-796178.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 38363
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  • ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe. by Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Patricia Smith and Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Patricia Smith and Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe.

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

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Anthology containing the works of over 100 modern American poets, including Martin Espada, Paul Beatty, Sapphire, Ntozake Shange, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Luis Rodriguez, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Thulani Davis, Victor Hernadez Cruz, Patricia Spears Jones, David Henderson, Sandra Maria Esteves and many others. SIGNED by TWO poets at their contributions: Patricia Smith at 'Skinhead" and Luis J. Rodriguez at "Meeting the Animal at Washington Square Park." The selected works were all first performed at New York City's Nuyorkian Poets' Cafe --- founded by poets Miguel Algarin, Miguel Pinero, and others. 1994 American Book Award Winner. Notes on the poets, 514 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-32576.

    Condition: Very good in stiff illustrated wrappers (binding cracking at p 176-177, but still holding).

    Book ID: 69721
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  • LOSER AND STILL CHAMPION: MUHAMMAD ALI by [Ali, Muhammad] Schulberg, Budd.
    [Ali, Muhammad] Schulberg, Budd.
    LOSER AND STILL CHAMPION: MUHAMMAD ALI

    Edition: Early printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972. dj. Hardcover - Based on Schulberg's time spent with Ali's entourage in the months leading up to the Frazier fight, this is described as "uncompromising look at an uncompromising sport." Illustrated with photographs. Very early printing with code of N14 on last page, indicating a 1972 printing date. 158 pp,

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (some rubbing and edgewear to the dj, especially at the ends of the spine)

    Book ID: 83876
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  • SINGING IN THE SPIRIT: African-American Sacred Quartets in New York City. by Allen, Ray.
    Allen, Ray.
    SINGING IN THE SPIRIT: African-American Sacred Quartets in New York City.

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

    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1991). First edition - An ethnomusicological study of the black 'spiritual entertainment' tradition in music, this is based on field recordings and interviews with dozens of local New York singers to tell the story of sacred quartet singing in New York City's African-American church community, as it evolved from 'a cappela' jubilee quartets in the 1920s to the exuberant gospel quartets of the 1950s and the smooth contemporary groups of the 1980s. It formed a symbolic bridge between the rural south and the realities of the urban north. A publication of the American Folklore Society. Photographs, notes at the end of each chapter, bibliography, index. xx, 268 pp. ISBN: 0-812213319.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (as new).

    Book ID: 84824
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  • AMAZING PEACE: A Christmas Poem. by Angelou, Maya; illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.
    Angelou, Maya; illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.
    AMAZING PEACE: A Christmas Poem.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Schwartz & Wade Books (2008) dj. First edition - A poem first read by Maya Angelou at the White House Christmas tree lighting ceremony in 2005 - "it is Christmas time, a halting of hate time" - illustrated with beautiful full color illustrations, each spreading over a page and a half, by Johnson and Fancher. Oblong format. Unpaginated.

    Condition: Fine in plain white wrappers in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68767
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2006. by [Anthology] Patchett, Ann, editor.
    [Anthology] Patchett, Ann, editor.
    THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2006.

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

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. These books are notable for the amount of good - and interesting -writing compressed into one volume. Includes stories by Tobias Wolff, Donna Tartt, Alice Munro, Mary Gaitskill, Yiyun Li and more. Brief biographies of the contributors. Edited and with introductions by Patchett and Katrina Kennison, series editor. Includes contributors' notes and list of 100 other distinguished stories of 2005. xxii, 388 pp. ISBN: 0-618-54352X.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 57900
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  • PRIZE STORIES 1996: The O. Henry Awards. by [Anthology, signed] Abrahams, William , editor; Akhil Sharma, signed; Stephen King, William Hoffman, Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Mosley and others, contributors.
    [Anthology, signed] Abrahams, William , editor; Akhil Sharma, signed; Stephen King, William Hoffman, Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Mosley and others, contributors.
    PRIZE STORIES 1996: The O. Henry Awards.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Anchor Books, (1996.). SIGNED - In addition to the prizewinners - with Stephen King winning first prize for 'The Man in the Black Suit' , this also includes stories by Akhil Sharma, William Hoffman, Joyce Carol Oates, T. J. McNally, Daniel Menaker, Alice Adams, Jane Smiley, Walter Mosley and more. SIGNED by Akhil Sharma at "If You Sing Like That for Me" (his first publiched story) Introduction by Abrahams. Biographical notes and comments by the authors. 387 pp. ISBN: 0-385-481829.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy wrappers (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 54796
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  • PRIZE STORIES 1996: The O. Henry Awards. by [Anthology, signed] Abrahams, William , editor; Walter Mosley and Akhil Sharma, signed; Stephen King, William Hoffman, Joyce Carol Oates, and others, contributors.
    [Anthology, signed] Abrahams, William , editor; Walter Mosley and Akhil Sharma, signed; Stephen King, William Hoffman, Joyce Carol Oates, and others, contributors.
    PRIZE STORIES 1996: The O. Henry Awards.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Anchor Books, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - In addition to the prizewinners - with Stephen King winning first prize for 'The Man in the Black Suit' , this also includes stories by Akhil Sharma, William Hoffman, Joyce Carol Oates, T. J. McNally, Alice Adams, Jane Smiley, and more. SIGNED by TWO authors at their stories: Sharma at "If You Sing Like That for Me" (his first publiched story) and Mosley at "The Thief." Introduction by Abrahams. Biographical notes and comments by the authors. 387 pp. ISBN: 0-385-481829.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy wrappers (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 43292
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2000. by [Anthology, signed] Doctorow, E. L, editor; Ron Carlson and Walter Mosley, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Doctorow, E. L, editor; Ron Carlson and Walter Mosley, signed.
    THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2000.

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

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. SIGNED first edition - These books are notable for the amount of good - and interesting -writing compressed into one volume. Includes stories by Amy Bloom, Raymond Carver, Walter Mosley , Jhumpa Lahiri, Ha Jin, Ron Carlson, Junot Diaz, Z Z Packer, Percival Everett and more. SIGNED by TWO authors at their stories: Ron Carlson at his story 'The Ordinary Son' and Walter Mosley at "Pet Fly." Brief biographies of the contributors. Edited and with an ntroduction by E. :L Doctorow. Katrina Kennison, series editor. Includes contributors' notes and list of 100 other distinguished stories of 1999. 381 pp. ISBN: 0-395-926866.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 64975
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2000. by [Anthology, signed] Doctorow, E. L, editor; Walter Mosley, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Doctorow, E. L, editor; Walter Mosley, signed.
    THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2000.

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

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. SIGNED first edition - These books are notable for the amount of good - and interesting -writing compressed into one volume. Includes stories by Amy Bloom, Raymond Carver, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ha Jin, Ron Carlson, Junot Diaz and more. SIGNED by Walter Mosley at his story 'Pet Fly.' Brief biographies of the contributors. Edited and with an ntroduction by E. :L Doctorow. Katrina Kennison, series editor. Includes contributors' notes and list of 100 other distinguished stories of 1999. 381 pp. ISBN: 0-395-926866.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed wrappers (hint of sunning to spine).

    Book ID: 53042
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  • IN A NEW LAND: An Anthology of Immigrant Literature. by [Anthology, signed] Grossman, Sari and Joan Brodsky Schur, editors. Frank Chin, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Grossman, Sari and Joan Brodsky Schur, editors. Frank Chin, signed.
    IN A NEW LAND: An Anthology of Immigrant Literature.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Company, (1995.). SIGNED - An anthology which "relates the newcomer's experience in prose, poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama." Includes selections by such diverse writers as Joseph Bruchac (on Ellis Island), Jamaica Kincaid, Claude McKay, Amy Tan, Richard Rodriguez, W. S. Merwin, Frank Chin, Langston Hughes and more. SIGNED and dated by Frank Chin at this contribution. Glossary, index. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-8442-56277.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57897
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  • MOJO: CONJURE STORIES. by [Anthology - signed] Hopkinson, Nalo, editor; Tananarive Due, Barbara Hambly, and Steven Barnes, signed.
    [Anthology - signed] Hopkinson, Nalo, editor; Tananarive Due, Barbara Hambly, and Steven Barnes, signed.
    MOJO: CONJURE STORIES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Warner, (2003). SIGNED first edition - An anthology which collects 19 original stories of "magic and gods and mortals, set in locales that range from a pre-Civil War plantation to modern Oakland, from 19th England to underground New York City. The word mojo originated in West Africa and referred to a small cloth bag containing protective magic." This copy is SIGNED by FOUR authors: Hopkinson on the title page and by Tananarive Due, Barbara Hambly, and Steven Barnes at their stories. Other contributors include Neil Gaiman, Nisi Shawl, devorah major, Nnedima Okorafor and more. Introduction by Luisah Teish. Notes on contributors. x, 341 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83297
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2003. by [Anthology, signed] Mosley, Walter, editor; Mona Simpson, Edwidge Danticat and Susan Straight, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Mosley, Walter, editor; Mona Simpson, Edwidge Danticat and Susan Straight, signed.
    THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2003.

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

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. SIGNED first edition - These books are notable for the amount of good - and interesting -writing compressed into one volume. Includes stories by Dorothy Allison, Louise Erdrich, Edwidge Danticat, E. L. Doctorow, Z. Z. Packer and more. SIGNED by THREE authors at their stories: Susan Straight (Mines), Edwidge Danticat (Night Talkers) and Mona Simpson (Coins.) Brief biographies of the contributors. Edited and with introductions by Mosley and Katrina Kennison, series editor. Includes contributors' notes and list of 100 other distinguished stories of 2002. xv, 360 pp. ISBN: 0-618-197338.

    Condition: Near fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 57190
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2003. by [Anthology, signed] Mosley, Walter, editor; Susan Straight and Edwidge Danticat, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Mosley, Walter, editor; Susan Straight and Edwidge Danticat, signed.
    THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2003.

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

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. SIGNED first edition - These books are notable for the amount of good - and interesting -writing compressed into one volume. Includes stories by Dorothy Allison, Louise Erdrich, Edwidge Danticat, E. L. Doctorow, Z. Z. Packer and more. SIGNED by TWO authors at their stories: Susan Straight (Mines) and Edwidge Danticat (Night Talkers) Brief biographies of the contributors. Edited and with introductions by Mosley and Katrina Kennison, series editor. Includes contributors' notes and list of 100 other distinguished stories of 2002. xv, 360 pp. ISBN: 0-618-197338.

    Condition: Very good in printed wrappers (some soiling to edges of textblock).

    Book ID: 63259
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  • YARDBIRD READER, VOLUME II (2, Two). by [Anthology, signed] Reed, Ishmael, editor. Al Young, Shawn Hsu Wong and Frank Chin, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Reed, Ishmael, editor. Al Young, Shawn Hsu Wong and Frank Chin, signed
    YARDBIRD READER, VOLUME II (2, Two).

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Yardbird Publishing Cooperative, (1973.). SIGNED first edition - Second volume of this rather brief-lived, but extremely interesting, and 'cutting edge' journal, founded, according Reed's introduction, to 'publish the finest work by Afro-American artists without regard to ideological or aesthetic affiliation' and inspired by the creativity of jazz saxaphonist Charlie Parler, "Yardbird." By this issue, the contributors are no longer all African American but represent America in all its diversity - Afro-American, Chinese American, Japanese American, Filipino American, Anglo American, Franco American, Chicano, and more - and also African and Columbian. SIGNED by FOUR contributors: Al Young at his story "Boogie Sunday," Ishmael Reed at his interview with George Schuyler and by Shawn Hsu Wong and Frank Chin…

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    Berkeley, CA: Yardbird Publishing Cooperative, (1973.). SIGNED first edition - Second volume of this rather brief-lived, but extremely interesting, and 'cutting edge' journal, founded, according Reed's introduction, to 'publish the finest work by Afro-American artists without regard to ideological or aesthetic affiliation' and inspired by the creativity of jazz saxaphonist Charlie Parler, "Yardbird." By this issue, the contributors are no longer all African American but represent America in all its diversity - Afro-American, Chinese American, Japanese American, Filipino American, Anglo American, Franco American, Chicano, and more - and also African and Columbian. SIGNED by FOUR contributors: Al Young at his story "Boogie Sunday," Ishmael Reed at his interview with George Schuyler and by Shawn Hsu Wong and Frank Chin at their essay "Aiieee! An Introduction to Asian American Writing." Also includes contributions from Joyce Thomas, Wilson Riles, Jr, Michael S. Harper, Jack Micheline, Melvin Dixon, Jay Wright, June Jordon, Nate Mackey, Charlotte Painter and others. 184 pages.

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    Condition: Just about fine in stiff illustrated wrappers (price stamped on top edge)

    Book ID: 67309
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  • POW WOW: Charting the Fault Lines in the American Experience - Short Fiction from Then to Now. by [Anthology, signed'] Reed, Ishmael, editor, with Carla Blank. Cecil Brown and Lucha Corpi, signed.
    [Anthology, signed'] Reed, Ishmael, editor, with Carla Blank. Cecil Brown and Lucha Corpi, signed.
    POW WOW: Charting the Fault Lines in the American Experience - Short Fiction from Then to Now.

    Edition: First printing, the trade paperback issue.

    New York: Da Capo Press - Perseus Books, (2009.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology that includes work ranging from animal stories of the Northwest Coast Eyaks to African-American folklore to reflections on the American Muslim experience. Includes contributions from both well-know writers like Langston Hughes, Gertrude Stein, Russell Banks, and Zora Neale Hurston to newly discovered writers of all races, genders, and backgrounds. Among the 60 authors are Chester Himes, Robert Coover, Bharati Mukherjee, Benjamin Franklin, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Ntozake Shange, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Mark Twain, Grace Paley, Russell Charles Leong, Charles Wright, James Alan McPherson, and many more. SIGNED by Lucha Corpi and Cecil Brown at their contributions. Foreword by Reed, notes on contributors. xxvii, 505 pp. ISBN: 9781568583426.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51226
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2008. by [Anthology, signed] Rushdie, Salman, editor; T. C. Boyle, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Rushdie, Salman, editor; T. C. Boyle, signed.
    THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2008.

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

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008. SIGNED first edition - These books are notable for the amount of good - and interesting -writing compressed into one volume. Includes stories by A. M. Homes, Jonathan Lethem, Allegra Goodman, Steven Millhauser, Daniyal Mueenuddin. Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff and more. SIGNED by T. C. Boyle at his story 'Admiral.' Brief biographies of the contributors. Edited and with an introduction by Rushdie. Heidi Pitlor, series editor. Includes contributors' notes and list of 100 other distinguished stories of 2007. xvi, 358 pp. ISBN: 0-395-926866.

    Condition: Very good in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 53578
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES OF THE EIGHTIES. by [Anthology, signed] Shannon Ravenel, editor. Charles Johnson, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Shannon Ravenel, editor. Charles Johnson, signed.
    THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES OF THE EIGHTIES.

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

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. dj. SIGNED first edition - Contains twenty-one short stories selected and with an introduction by Ravenel. SIGNED by Charles Johnson at his story, "Exchange Value." Other authors include Peter Taylor, Donald Barthelme,Cynthia Ozick, Robert Coover, Raymond Carver, John Updike,Ursula Le Guin, Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Bowles, Russell Banks, Wright Morris, Charles Baxter, Joy Williams ,Susan Sontag, Tim O'Brien, Mavis Gallant, Robert Stone, Baharati Mukherjee and Alice Munro. xvii, 393 pp. ISBN: 0-395-522234.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed white wrappers in an outer dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55347
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  • [Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971] Bergreen, Laurence.
    LOUIS ARMSTRONG: An Extravagant Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A definitive biography of this giant among jazz musicians - based on previously unexplored archives of Armstrong's writings. Photographs, discography, bibliography, endnotes, index. 564 pp. ISBN: 0-553-067680.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54405
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  • HARLEM ON THE VERGE. by Attie, Alice; Introduction by Robin D.G. Kelley.
    Attie, Alice; Introduction by Robin D.G. Kelley.
    HARLEM ON THE VERGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Quantuck Lane Press, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - A photographic look at Harlem's disappearing landscape, as it becomes more gentrified and more "sanitized." Illustrated with almost 100 full color, full page and very evocative photographs. Introduction by Robin D.G. Kelley Large square format. 120 pp. ISBN: 0-971454876.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75290
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  • I AIN'T SAYIN' SHE'S A GOLD DIGGER. by Barnes, Erica K.
    Barnes, Erica K.
    I AIN'T SAYIN' SHE'S A GOLD DIGGER.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Jamaica, Queens, New York: Q-BORO Books, (2008). SIGNED first edition - "Three young women trying to make it the only way they want to... . the easy way out will be the life-altering lesson that can make or break them." SIGNED on the half title page. 256 pp. ISBN: 1933967420.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60780
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  • Barnes, Steven.
    STREETLETHAL.

    Edition: Paperback original - second printing.

    New York: Ace Books, (1984). SIGNED - INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in 1985. Novel by this African American science fiction writer - a dystopian view of the near future, where Los Angeles has become a war-zone. 310 pp. Cover art by Barclay Shaw. ISBN: 0-812-510348.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 64394
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  • THE BIG HEART. by Bernhard, Ruth (1905-2006) and Melvin Van [Peebles]
    Bernhard, Ruth (1905-2006) and Melvin Van [Peebles]
    THE BIG HEART.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Fearon Publishers, (1957.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An unusual work for Ruth Bernard (published just a few years after she moved to San Francisco, where she spent the rest of her life): a photo-essay on San Francisco's cable cars and the people who ride them, narrated by young cable car gripman Melvin Van, with unposed black and white photographs by Bernhard on every page. The first book (written when he was just 25) by the independent African American film director and producer, Melvin Van Peebles. SIGNED on the front endpaper by Bernhard with the words "to one who knows" and dated January 24, 1958. A rather uncommon book, and especially so signed by Bernhard. Slightly oversized format, 10 1/4 inches tall by 7 3/16 inches wide. 78 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine photographic dustjacket.

    Book ID: 37311
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  • THE NEGRO IN AMERICA: A Bibliography. by [Bibliography] Miller, Elizbeth W.
    [Bibliography] Miller, Elizbeth W.
    THE NEGRO IN AMERICA: A Bibliography.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1966. A listing of over 3,500 books, documents and articles, mostly published after 1954., arranged topically, and including an index of authors. Foreword by Thomas Pettigrew. 190 pages.

    Condition: Some soiling to the covers, but contents are clean - overall good condition.

    Book ID: 52964
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  • MY FRIEND THE GULLAH: A Collection of Personal Experiences. by Black, J. Gary.
    Black, J. Gary.
    MY FRIEND THE GULLAH: A Collection of Personal Experiences.

    Edition: 5th printing.

    Columbia, South Carolina, The R. L. Bryan Company, (1976.) dj. Hardcover - Introduction by Dr. Julian K. Quattlebaum on the Gullah dialect, which was found along the southern coast on the remote Sea Islands and coastal lands, from South Carolina to the northern part of Florida. The author, J. Gary Black collected stories on the South Carolina islands of Hilton Head, Daufuskie, and St. Helena between the 1920's and 1970 as a tax collector for Beaufort County, South Carolina. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Illustrated by Nancy Ricker Webb. xii, 50 pp.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, short closed tear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 51134
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  • BLACK LIVES, WHITE LIVES: Three Decades of Race Relations in America. by Blauner, Bob.
    Blauner, Bob.
    BLACK LIVES, WHITE LIVES: Three Decades of Race Relations in America.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1990.). Candid interviews with sixteen black Americans and twelve white Americans starting in 1968, with most interviewed again in 1979 and 1986. These interviews capture the racial tensions of the late 1960's and the changing perspectives of the 70's and 80's - some are encouraging; others are often angry or disillusioned accounts of failed promises, misunderstandings, and lost opportunities. This trade paperback edition includes two new essays by the author - 'The Author's Story' and 'Where Are the People Now.' Also includes an appendix with the methodology used, notes, and a bibliographic essay. 364 pp. ISBN: 0-520069501.

    Condition: Very good in stiff black wrappers.

    Book ID: 38953
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