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  • JOHN HENRY. by Bradford, Roark.
    Bradford, Roark.
    JOHN HENRY.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931. dj. Hardcover first edition - Tales of the legendary hero, John Henry, told in black dialect; scattered through the stories are lyrics from some of the many folk and blues songs honoring his exploits. Illustrated with woodcuts by J. J. Lankes. 225 pp plus colophon and 4 pp publisher's ads

    Condition: Good condition overall in blue cloth depicting gears in lighter blue, (gift inscription, bookplate, spine label peeling, sunning to spine). A tight copy, missing the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58352
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  • STERLING A. BROWN: Building the Black Aesthetic Tradition. by [Brown, Sterling A.] Gabbin, Joanne V.
    [Brown, Sterling A.] Gabbin, Joanne V.
    STERLING A. BROWN: Building the Black Aesthetic Tradition.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, (1994.). Originally published in 1985, this remains the most important study of the life and legacy of Sterling A. Brown, an African-American poet and scholar whose literary work presaged future generations of black authors and scholars. Leopold Senghor called him "an original militant of Negritude, a precursor of our movement" and in their foreword, John W. Blassingame and Henry Gates, Jr, describe his book of poetry "Southern Road" as the book which ended the Harlem Renaissance and moved black writing into the modernist lyrical mode. Notes, bibliography, index. xii, 245 pp. ISBN: 0-8139-15317.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 56890
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  • DE VERE'S NEGRO SKETCHES, END-MEN'S GAGS AND CONUNDRUMS: Adapted to the use of Amateurs or Professionals. by De Vere, William.
    De Vere, William.
    DE VERE'S NEGRO SKETCHES, END-MEN'S GAGS AND CONUNDRUMS: Adapted to the use of Amateurs or Professionals.

    Edition: Reprint, a slim trade paperback.

    Chicago: Charles T. Powner Co, 1946. Includes instructions for organizing and producing an amateur minstrel show including how to make up, wigs, costumes, jokes and gags for Bones and Tambo and more. Originally published in 1889, this reprint shows that the racist humor found in the minstrel shows was still going strong after World War II 129 pp plus 1 pp publisher advertising.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated yellow wrappers with with stereotypical images on the front cover. (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 76238
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  • THE MYSTERIOUS CAMPER: Girl Scouts Mystery Series #2. by Fairfax, Virginia.
    Fairfax, Virginia.
    THE MYSTERIOUS CAMPER: Girl Scouts Mystery Series #2.

    Edition: First or very early edition.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1933). Hardcover first edition - One of four titles in this series published in 1933 - lists just those four titles at the beginning of the book. One of the earlier series about girls scouts and written by a Girl Scout leader from Mississippi, the 6 books in this series are set entirely in Mississippi. The girls are given an old house to use as their club house - the only problem is that is said to be haunted! Includes some racial stereotypes. Glossy frontispiece. 253 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in teal cloth with dark blue lettering - some wear to the covers, fading to the spine, previous owner's name, scattered underlining in pencil. Despite the flaws, this is a sturdy copy of a hard to find girl scout book.

    Book ID: 73683
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  • MAMBA'S DAUGHTERS. by Heyward, DuBose.
    Heyward, DuBose.
    MAMBA'S DAUGHTERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar and Rinehart, (1929.). Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Charleston, South Carolina, and written primarily in dialect. The basis for both the Broadway drama and the Gershwin musical "Porgy and Bess." 311 pp.. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Good condition overall in green cloth with a printed spine label (usual rather severe toning to the pages, some shelfwear to the boards.

    Book ID: 55956
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  • MAMBA'S DAUGHTERS: A Novel of Charleston. by Heyward, DuBose.
    Heyward, DuBose.
    MAMBA'S DAUGHTERS: A Novel of Charleston.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Literary Guild, (1929.) dj. Hardcover - Novel set in Charleston, South Carolina, and written primarily in dialect. The basis for both the Broadway drama and the Gershwin musical "Porgy and Bess." 311 pp.. Illustrated endpapers. These early Literary Guild books were attractive productions with stylized dust jacket art.

    Condition: Very good in beige cloth in a good only dust jacket (chip to base of spine of dj, some toning and discoloration)

    Book ID: 62484
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  • Holley, Marietta (edited by Jane Curry.)
    SAMANTHA RASTLES THE WOMAN QUESTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes 33 of the best selections by this popular humorist on the rights of women, with an introduction by Jane Curry. Illustrations, bibliography, index. 235 pages. ISBN: 0-252-010205.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (tear at upper edge of front cover of dj, other edgewear)

    Book ID: 18923
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  • San Souci, Robert D. (illustrated by Don Daily)
    CALLIE ANN AND MISTAH BEAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A variant of 'Wiley and the Hairy Man,' a story collected by the folklorists working for the Works Progress Administration in the 1930's, this tells the story of Callie Ann who thinks 'good-natured hardworking Mose would make a fine stepdaddy.' But when a nattily dressed stranger strolls up from the piney woods with a broad-brimmed hat, and Callie Ann's Mama is attracted, it is up to Callie Ann to expose Mistah Bear for the varmint he is, and she does - thus incurring the vengeance of Mr Bear. As San Souci explains in his author's note at the back of the book, the two main…

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    New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A variant of 'Wiley and the Hairy Man,' a story collected by the folklorists working for the Works Progress Administration in the 1930's, this tells the story of Callie Ann who thinks 'good-natured hardworking Mose would make a fine stepdaddy.' But when a nattily dressed stranger strolls up from the piney woods with a broad-brimmed hat, and Callie Ann's Mama is attracted, it is up to Callie Ann to expose Mistah Bear for the varmint he is, and she does - thus incurring the vengeance of Mr Bear. As San Souci explains in his author's note at the back of the book, the two main sources for his re-telling of this story are 'compair Taaureau and Jean Malin' in Alcee Fortier's Louisiana Folk-Tales (1895) and Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus tales. The story pattern - 'Escape Up the Tree' is a familiar one in African, Caribbean and the American South. Colorful and strong illustrations in gouache on plate by Daily. Large format, bound in glossy illustrated covers, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8037-17660.

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    Condition: SIGNED by San Souci opposite the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 30990
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  • COLONEL CARTER'S CHRISMAS. by Smith, F. Hopkinson.
    Smith, F. Hopkinson.
    COLONEL CARTER'S CHRISMAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 1903. Hardcover first edition - A story of the Virginian in New York City. Includes dialect - not just for the faithful "darky" Chad, but also for the Southerner Colonel Carter. Illustrated with a frontispiece and seven inserted full color plates by F. C. Yohn. 159 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in pale green cloth covered boards with decorations and lettering in gilt and white. Spine slant, lettering on spine somewhat rubbed, prev owner's name.

    Book ID: 11920
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  • Wiley, Hugh.
    THE WILDCAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: George H. Doran, 1920. Hardcover first edition - The title character - Wildcat - is a black man who is drafted in World War I - much of the novel is in dialect.

    Condition: Noticeable wear to the red cloth covers, a little fading to the spine, hinges beginning to crack, etc. but overall in good condition, binding is sturdy, the black lettering is still bright, etc. Uncommon in this edition (it was later reprinted by Knopf.)

    Book ID: 14948
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  • SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE PAHALA THEATRE. by Yamanaka, Lois-Ann
    Yamanaka, Lois-Ann
    SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE PAHALA THEATRE.

    Edition: Later printing. A trade paperback.

    Honolulu, Bamboo Ridge Press, 1993. Hawaiian author's first book, stories of life in the islands told in poetry and often in pidgin, issued as a special double issue of Bamboo Ridge Press, the Hawaii Writers' Quarterly, issue numbers 58 and 59. Cover praise from Jessica Hagedorn: "Lois-Ann Yamanaka is a fresh new voice in poetry and prose: irreverent, sensual, street-smart, and passionate. She refuels the English language with her own brand of island music--rich in distinctive rhythms and magical insights." Cover and title page art by Cora Yee. 143 pp. ISBN: 0-910043-310.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 37967
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