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  • Brown, Claude.
    MANCHILD IN THE PROMISED LAND.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - Although this autobiography of growing up poor and Black in Harlem is now a classic at the time it was written, when Brown was still a young writer, just barely out of Harlem, it was a revolutionary and enlightening book. His goal was to "talk about the first Northern urban generation of Negroes... to talk about the experience of a misplaced generation, of a misplaced people in an extremely complex, confused society." . 415 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and reading wear, but in a dustjacket with tape repairs to the end of the spine of the dj, price-clipped, etc. Despite the flaws, a sturdy and good reading copy.

    Book ID: 37354
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  • MANCHILD IN THE PROMISED LAND. by Brown, Claude.
    Brown, Claude.
    MANCHILD IN THE PROMISED LAND.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - Although this autobiography of growing up poor and Black in Harlem is now a classic at the time it was written, when Brown was still a young writer, just barely out of Harlem, it was a revolutionary and enlightening book. His goal was to "talk about the first Northern urban generation of Negroes... to talk about the experience of a misplaced generation, of a misplaced people in an extremely complex, confused society." . 415 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair dust jacket with some short closed tears, wear to ends of spine, etc. Previous owner's name on front endpaper, hidden by dj flap, stamp on bottom edge.

    Book ID: 77574
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  • ALL TAUT or Rigging the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #5. by Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    ALL TAUT or Rigging the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #5.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1898 (c 1886). Hardcover - The fifth book in this series which focuses on the reformatory effects of getting boys at Beech Hill Industrial School involved in a boat building project. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and 2 glossy internal plates. 339 pp plus 10 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine, black, gilt and cream illustrations. Missing the front endpaper, but otherwise a tight and straight copy, bright and attractive covers.

    Book ID: 76035
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  • STEM TO STERN or Building the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #4. by Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    STEM TO STERN or Building the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #4.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard Publishers, (c 1885). Hardcover - The fourth book in this series which focuses on the reformatory effects of getting boys at Beech Hill Industrial School involved in a boat building project - a story of adventure on Lake Champlain and its shores, but one which also incorporates many facts about boats and boat building. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and 2 glossy internal plates. 324 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine, black, gilt and cream illustrations. Missing the front endpaper, but otherwise a tight and straight copy, bright and attractive covers.

    Book ID: 76036
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  • ALL ADRIFT or The Goldwing Club, The Boat Builder Series #1. by Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    ALL ADRIFT or The Goldwing Club, The Boat Builder Series #1.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard Publishers, (c 1882). Hardcover - The first book in this series which focuses on the reformatory effects of getting boys at Beech Hill Industrial School involved in a boat building project - a story of adventure on Lake Champlain and its shores, but one which also incorporates many facts about boats and boat building. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece, illustrated title page and 1 glossy internal plate (although the title page refers to 8 illustrations, there is no list of illustrations or signs that any are missing.) 340 pp. plus 9 pp publisher's ads. Both the list at the front and in the ads at the back include all 6 titles in this series.

    Condition: Good overall in embossed dark green cloth with gilt panels on the front cover and spine (front hinge starting, sticker on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 76292
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