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  • BANJO: A Story without a Plot. by McKay, Claude.
    McKay, Claude.
    BANJO: A Story without a Plot.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1929. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Jamaican-born major writer of the Harlem Renaissance - a semi-autobiographical story of an African American musician along the Marseille coast, and a group of young drifters who spend their days panhandling and nights prowling the rough waterfront bistros. Basis for the 1937 film "Big Fella" starring Paul Robeson. Bound in the original cloth-backed red and navy patterned boards. Top edge tinted red. 326 pp.

    Condition: Very good condition - a bit of rubbing to gilt lettering on spine, upper corners slightly bumped, but overall a tight, sturdy and attractive copy. No dj.

    Book ID: 88342
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  • Simpson, Howard R.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - A gathering of World War II veterans in Marseilles leads to a murder with its roots 40 years in the past. Introduces Inspector Roger Bastide. A Crime Club selection. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. 183 pp. Dust jacket by William Naegels. ISBN: 0-385-193823.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 38927
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