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  • VODOUN: A Novel. by Madsen, David.
    Madsen, David.
    VODOUN: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Thriller involving the death of disappearance of a Haitian politician, and a murder that looks like a voodoo ritual. Set in Virginia and in Haiiti. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-688-105637.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (rem mark bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 38252
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  • VODOUN: A Novel. by Madsen, David.
    Madsen, David.
    VODOUN: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Thriller involving the death of disappearance of a Haitian politician, and a murder that looks like a voodoo ritual. Set in Virginia and in Haiiti. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-688-105637.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some sunning to spine of dj, book appears unread)

    Book ID: 62498
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  • CARIBBEAN. by Michener, James M.
    Michener, James M.
    CARIBBEAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Massive novel of the history of islands of the Caribbean. Suggestions for further reading. 672 pp plus 1 p on the facts of the islands. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-394-565614.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53212
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  • CARIBBEAN. by Michener, James M.
    Michener, James M.
    CARIBBEAN.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Massive novel of the history of islands of the Caribbean. Suggestions for further reading. SIGNED by Michener on a special bookplate on the first blank page - "commenorating the North American inaguaral cruise of Crown Princess." 672 pp plus 1 p on the facts of the islands. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-394-565614.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77454
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  • CARIBBEAN. by Michener, James M.
    Michener, James M.
    CARIBBEAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Massive novel of the history of islands of the Caribbean. Suggestions for further reading. 672 pp plus 1 p on the facts of the islands. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-394-565614.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 24358
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  • BLACK FIRE: A Story of Henri Christophe. by Newcomb, Covelle; Avery Johnson, illustrator.
    Newcomb, Covelle; Avery Johnson, illustrator.
    BLACK FIRE: A Story of Henri Christophe.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Longmans, Green and Co (1957, c 1940) dj. Hardcover - A fictionalized account of Christophe, a leader of the Haitian Revolution, who was born a slave in 1767 and died a king, written for older children and young adults.Illustrated with drawings at the head of each chapter by Avery Johnson, who also illustrated the wraparound dust jacket. Author's note, bibliography. xii, 276 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library in poor condition with the usual markings, and significant wear (tear to the margins of several pages, not affecting the text, missing front endpaper) in a good dust jacket (spine label)

    Book ID: 79257
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  • Pyne-Timothy, Helen, editor (Adisa, Opal Palmer; Araujo, Nara; Morrison, Anthea; Robinson, Cherrell V. and others, contributors.)
    THE WOMAN, THE WRITER, AND CARIBBEAN SOCIETY.

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

    Los Angeles: UCLA Center for African American Studies, 1998. First edition - Critical analyses of the writings of Caribbean women: proceedings of the second international conference. Includes essays on writers ranging from Mary Prince to Rosa Guy, Michelle Cliff, Jamaica Kincaid and Maryse Conde and on topics ranging from the planter-heroine to Erzulie, the 'loa' of love in Haitian vodoun. Index. 251 pp. ISBN: 0-934934-444.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 25878
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  • SHROVETIDE IN OLD NEW ORLEANS. by Reed, Ishmael.
    Reed, Ishmael.
    SHROVETIDE IN OLD NEW ORLEANS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Doubleday, 1978. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The intellectual history of Ishmael Reed in essay form - a wide ranging group of essays, some autobiographical, others dealing with issues like getting published, and others on such topics as Haiti, Charlie Parker, artists Betye Saar and Doyle Foreman, Mardi Gras, Chester Himes and more. vii, 293 pp. ISBN: 0-385-056885.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (light remainder spray on bottom edge, otherwise very tight and clean).

    Book ID: 34590
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  • Reed, Ishmael.
    SHROVETIDE IN OLD NEW ORLEANS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Doubleday, 1978. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED. The intellectual history of Ishmael Reed in essay form - a wide ranging group of essays, some autobiographical, others dealing with issues like getting published, and others on such topics as Haiti, Charlie Parker, artists Betye Saar and Doyle Foreman, Mardi Gras, Chester Himes and more. vii, 293 pp.. ISBN: 0-385-056885.

    Condition: Very good in a somewhat worn dustjacket (stamp on bottom edge of textblock. Dj is pc, rubbed, has some loss of paper at ends of spine,and a tape repair on the outside of the spine.)

    Book ID: 9213
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  • MARKET DAY FOR TI ANDRE. by Rodman, Maia (illustrated by Wilson Bigaud.)
    Rodman, Maia (illustrated by Wilson Bigaud.)
    MARKET DAY FOR TI ANDRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon children's story story set in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on market day the wife of Selden Rodman. Although born in Warsaw, Poland, Maia Rodman lived for two years in Haiti before she wrote this book, and she persuaded native Haitain artist Wilson Bigaud to contribute the lively black and white drawings and colorful dustjacket. Slightly oversized format. 48 pp. .

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some bleeding from the red cloth to the dustjacket, price-clipped, but overall a tight and attractive copy.) Uncommon, especially in this condition.

    Book ID: 39771
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  • THE MAGIC ISLAND. by Seabrook, W. B.; Illustrated by Alexander King
    Seabrook, W. B.; Illustrated by Alexander King
    THE MAGIC ISLAND.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: The Literary Guild, 1929. dj. Hardcover - An early edition (same year as the first) of this extremely popular book at the time, a first hand account of voodoo rituals and witchcraft in Haiti that William Seabrook experienced during his stay there in the 1920s. It has been credited with introducing the idea of a zombies to Western culture. It also includes the the story of Faustin Wirkus, a young U.S. Marine Sergeant from Pennsylvania sent by the American administration to the remote island of La Gonave to take charge of the gendarme, who was declared king by the natives and reigned there for several years. Illustrated with 20 full page drawings by Alexander King and photographs by the author. x, 336 pp.

    Condition: Very good in yellow cloth (marginal tears to a few pages, not affecting the text) in a good dust jacket with the stylized geometric cover illustration used by the Literary Guild at the time. (tear to spine, loss of approximately 1/2 at base of spine, overall edgewear.

    Book ID: 79258
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  • THE CHARLEMONTE CREST: A Mystery of Modern Haiti. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE CHARLEMONTE CREST: A Mystery of Modern Haiti.

    Edition: Later printing (originally published in 1930)

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1948. Hardcover - The historical mystery in this story is based partially on stories which Augusta Seaman had been told about her grandfather, who was smuggled out of Haiti after the revolution led by Toussaint L'Overture, while her depiction of modern Haiti is due to a visit she and her second huband, Frank Freeman, made to the island. Illustrated by Manning de V. Lee with a black and white illustration preceding the first chapter. A title in the Young Moderns Library series. Slim format, plain endpapers. 228 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in green boards with black lettering on spine (usual toning to the pages), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70608
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  • Shaw, Marian.
    LAND OF HUNCHBACKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Quebec: Cidihca, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first novel, a story of a summer in Haiti in the 1950's, weaves together Haitian folktales, proverbs, song and history. Striking dustjacket painting by Wilson Bigaud. ISBN: 2-920862-154.

    Condition: INSCRIBED by the author on the title page and dated in 1989. Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 25082
    Keywords: haiti, Signed books
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  • Shaw, Marian.
    LAND OF HUNCHBACKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Quebec: Cidihca, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first novel, a story of a summer in Haiti in the 1950's, weaves together Haitian folktales, proverbs, song and history. Striking dustjacket painting by Wilson Bigaud. ISBN: 2-920862-154.

    Condition: INSCRIBED by the author on the title page and dated in 1989. Very good in near fine dust jacket (front hinge cracked.)

    Book ID: 25314
    Keywords: haiti, Signed books
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  • TASTE OF SALT: A Story of Modern Haiti . by Temple, Frances.
    Temple, Frances.
    TASTE OF SALT: A Story of Modern Haiti .

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Orchard Books, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Inspired by the fire bombing of a boy's shelter in Haiti, this is the story of a badly injured seventeen year old boy who tells of his life as a sugar cane field worker and his work against oppression with Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Laid in is a card SIGNED by the author, with a long holographic note to Peter Cunningham, founder of the Papaza Center in Haiti, thanking him for reading the book and discussing ways to help in Haiti. The author's first book, a young adult novel, and recipient of several awards. Glossary. 179 pp. Dust jacket art by Frances Nolting Temple. ISBN: 0-531-054594.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 44900
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  • [Toussaint L'Overture] Syme, Ronald.
    TOUSSAINT: The Black Liberator.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1971. dj. First edition - Biography of Toussaint L'Overture for older children: the story of how in 1791 he led the slaves of Haiti in forming the second republic in the New World - until Napoleon sent his army to destroy him in 1802. Illustrated in black and white by William Stobbs.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine and unmarked dj.

    Book ID: 22999
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  • THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN FOLKLORE: Volume 55, October - December, 1942, Number 218. by Voegelin, Erminie W, editor.
    Voegelin, Erminie W, editor.
    THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN FOLKLORE: Volume 55, October - December, 1942, Number 218.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: The American Folklore Society, (1942). First edition - Associate editors include Aurelio M. Espinosa, Franz Boas, George Herzog, Ralph S. Boggs and Marius Barbeau. Features articles on Folk Medicine and Folk Science by Warren La Barre; on the Louisiana Negro ceremony of Easter Rock; Loup Garou tales from Haiti and more. Book reviews, Notes, index. Pages 197-268.

    Condition: Very good overall - some minor wear to the edges of the printed brown covers.

    Book ID: 55910
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  • Wilentz, Amy.
    THE RAINY SEASON: Haiti Since Duvalier.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fascinating first-hand account of events in Haiti beginning 4 days before the ouster of President-for-Life, Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier, and the following weeks and months - A story of change and how liberation did not lead to reform but to chaos and stagnation. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. Bibliography, index. 427 pp. ISBN: 0-224025635.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37547
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  • THE RAINY SEASON: Haiti Since Duvalier. by Wilentz, Amy.
    Wilentz, Amy.
    THE RAINY SEASON: Haiti Since Duvalier.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fascinating first-hand account of events in Haiti beginning 4 days before the ouster of President-for-Life, Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier, and the following weeks and months - A story of change and how liberation did not lead to reform but to chaos and stagnation. SIGNED on the title page. Maps. Bibliography, index. 427 pp. ISBN: 0-671-641867.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, some sunning to the spine of the dj.).

    Book ID: 61088
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