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  • Martin, Charles H.
    THE ANGELO HERNDON CASE AND SOUTHERN JUSTICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed and well-researched study of this important, but neglected, 1930s free speech case: Herndon, a young black communist party organizer, "articulate & politically astute", was charged with violating a 1869 Georgia insurrection statute. In 1937, after a 5 year legal battle, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the statute unconstitutional. Photographs, bibliography, index. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-8071-01745.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, some rubbing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 25807
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  • AWAKE TO DARKNESS. by McMullen, Richard.
    McMullen, Richard.
    AWAKE TO DARKNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1947. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in Depression era Georgia, the story of the gradual downfall of a man as he struggles against the life he was born into. "Jud is seven when the story begins; he is killed by a shot in a joint when he picks a drunken quarrel with a soldier on the eve of his post-drafting leave. The years between recount the deterioration of a man - poor white, from a Tobacco Road background, down in Georgia. . . Jud and his sister, Hope, get by on the thin edge of graft, chiseling, bumming, pimping, whoring; each has a glimmer of a better self" (Kirkus) but it is not to be. 293 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (a clean and straight copy, usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 78546
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  • THE ART OF NELLIE MAE ROWE: Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do by [Rowe, Nellie Mae.1900-1982] Kogan, Lee
    [Rowe, Nellie Mae.1900-1982] Kogan, Lee
    THE ART OF NELLIE MAE ROWE: Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do

    Edition: First printing.

    New York / Jackson, Mississippi: Museum of American Folk Art in Association With University Press of Mississippi, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Published in conjunction with the exhibition by the same name at the Museum of American Folk Art in 1999 and on tour in Atlanta and Dallas in 2000. This is the most substantial gathering of Rowe's work to date, with 84 full color reproductions of her work and many black and white photographs. which display the artist's extraordinary intuitive color sense and the vibrancy and variety of her work. The daughter of a former slave Rowe lived her entire life in rural Georgia. She used whatever materials were at hand. When painting and drawing on paper,…

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    New York / Jackson, Mississippi: Museum of American Folk Art in Association With University Press of Mississippi, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Published in conjunction with the exhibition by the same name at the Museum of American Folk Art in 1999 and on tour in Atlanta and Dallas in 2000. This is the most substantial gathering of Rowe's work to date, with 84 full color reproductions of her work and many black and white photographs. which display the artist's extraordinary intuitive color sense and the vibrancy and variety of her work. The daughter of a former slave Rowe lived her entire life in rural Georgia. She used whatever materials were at hand. When painting and drawing on paper, Styrofoam, cardboard, and wood, she favored plain and colored pencils, ink and felt tip pens, and gouache. Jewelry, lace, wigs, felt hats, and eye glasses enhanced her cloth dolls. .. . In these color-saturated works, there is an exuberant and idiosyncratic self-expression. Includes a foreword by Gerald Wertkin, an introduction by Kinshasha Holman Conwill and transcriptions of several interviews with Nellie Mae Rowe. Exhibition checklist and chronology. Large format. 112 pp. ISBN: 1578061326.

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

    Book ID: 63237
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  • EPILOGUE FOR MURDER. by Shriner, Lewis.
    Shriner, Lewis.
    EPILOGUE FOR MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, introducing Atlanta professor turned private investigator Bennett Cole, who is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of a noir novelist in a small town in the Florida panhandle. Review copy with publicity material laid in. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-31821.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61181
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  • FALLEN. by Slaughter, Karen.
    Slaughter, Karen.
    FALLEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspense thriller featuring Faith Mitchell of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation - a hostage situation turns deadly and leaves Faith's mother missing. 387 pp. ISBN: 9780345528209.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61944
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  • BIRD OF PASSAGE. by Teal, Mildred. Illustrated by Ted Lewin
    Teal, Mildred. Illustrated by Ted Lewin
    BIRD OF PASSAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1977.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Two stories set in during pioneer times are linked by the migration of the Great Blue Heron from the the coastal marshes of Georgia (where an Indian boy and his mother take refuge from raiding white settlers) to those of Gloucester in Massachusetts, where the daughter of an imigrant cobbler from England learns to survive in a new world. Illustrated with drawings by Caldecott Medalist.Ted Lewin. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper. "with many hours of good reading, David" and dated in the year of publication. 109 pp. ISBN: 0-316-83452-1.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (toning to the spine of the dust jacket.) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 44597
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  • Trocheck, Kathy Hogan
    HAPPY NEVER AFTER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth Callahan Garrity mystery (she runs a cleaning service in Atlanta, Georgia, and occasionally gets involved in an investigation). 306 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0176377.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.(review laid in.)

    Book ID: 36184
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  • Trocheck, Kathy Hogan.
    TO LIVE AND DIE IN DIXIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring cleaning lady and sometime sleuth Callahan Garrity
    Set in Atlanta, GA. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-06-0179244.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 21167
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  • Trocheck, Kathy Hogan
    HEART TROUBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth Callahan Garrity mystery (she runs a cleaning service in Atlanta, Georgia, and keeps finding herself involved in a murder investigation). 295 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0176377.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36522
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  • GUALE: The Sacred Landscape. by Valentine, James; foreword by Eugenia Price.
    Valentine, James; foreword by Eugenia Price.
    GUALE: The Sacred Landscape.

    Edition: First printing.

    Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, (1988). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 120 full color photographs rooted in Valentine's love affair with Guale and its sacred landscape. "The Guale Indians lived, hunted and fished amidst the barrier islands of the Georgia coast. That jewel like chain of islands still possess a unique diversity of sub-tropical coastal life and landscape" and these striking photographs reveal the beauty of the area. Foreword by Eugenia Price. SIGNED by Jim Valentine on the title page. Large format. Map, photographer's note. 128 pp. ISBN: 0-934601577.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79527
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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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