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  • THE NEW NEGRO. by Ahmann, Mathew H., editor.
    Ahmann, Mathew H., editor.
    THE NEW NEGRO.

    Edition: Reprint (originally published in 1961)

    New York: Biblo and Tannen, 1969. dj. Hardcover - Edited and with an introduction by Ahmann, the Executive Director for the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice. Includes essays by Stephen J. Wright, Kenneth B. Clark, Diane Nash and others, and a symposium on the Negro in American culture with James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Lorraine Hansbery, Nat Hentoff and more. 145 pp.

    Condition: Fine in gray cloth, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 61422
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  • ROSIEBELLE LEE WILDCAT TENNESSEE. by Andrews, Raymond.
    Andrews, Raymond.
    ROSIEBELLE LEE WILDCAT TENNESSEE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American author's second novel, set, like the first, in a small Georgia town in the fictional Muskhogean County, and spanning most of the first half of the twentieth century. Illustrated with drawings by Benny Andrews, who also did the dust jacket art. 245 pp. . ISBN: 0-803783361.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near finw dustjacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 65752
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  • BABY OF THE FAMILY by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    BABY OF THE FAMILY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American novelist's first book, a wryly humorous coming-of-age story, set in a small town in her native Georgia, beginning in the 1950s. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-15110431X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 37627
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  • BABY OF THE FAMILY by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    BABY OF THE FAMILY

    Edition: Third printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (1989.) dj. Hardcover - African American novelist's first book, a wryly humorous coming-of-age story, set in a small town in her native Georgia, beginning in the 1950s. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-15110431X.

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

    Book ID: 40624
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  • BABY OF THE FAMILY by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    BABY OF THE FAMILY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American novelist's first book, a wryly humorous coming-of-age story, set in a small town in her native Georgia, beginning in the 1950s. SIGNED on the title page. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-15110431X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (some very light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 58557
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  • Benedict, Pinckney.
    THE WRECKING YARD and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - West Virginia author's second powerful collection of short stories. Dustjacket praise from Eudora Welty, Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks and others. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-385-420218.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34269
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  • DOGS OF GOD by Benedict, Pinckney
    Benedict, Pinckney
    DOGS OF GOD

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel (third book, preceded by two collections of short stories) - a tale of malevolence and violence set in the author's native rural West Virginia. 354 pp. ISBN: 0-385-420226.

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

    Book ID: 41378
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  • THE LONG-LEGGED HOUSE. by Berry, Wendell.
    Berry, Wendell.
    THE LONG-LEGGED HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & World, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Berry's first book of essays - written when he was still an almost unknown young writer. The chapter headings (and the topics themselves) are provocative, dealing with environmental, political and social issues - The Tyranny of Charity; The Landscaping of Hell - Strip-Mine Morality in East Kentucky; The Nature Consumers; The Loss of the Future; A Statement Against the War in Vietnam and more. 213 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (some discoloration to the endpapers, common to most copies, binding slightly cracked before list of Berry's titles)

    Book ID: 45884
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  • THE LONG-LEGGED HOUSE. by Berry, Wendell.
    Berry, Wendell.
    THE LONG-LEGGED HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & World, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Berry's first book of essays - written when he was still an almost unknown young writer. The chapter headings (and the topics themselves) are provocative, dealing with environmental, political and social issues - The Tyranny of Charity; The Landscaping of Hell - Strip-Mine Morality in East Kentucky; The Nature Consumers; The Loss of the Future; A Statement Against the War in Vietnam and more. 213 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (prev owner's name, brackets and some underlining in the book: this is one of those books that makes you want to mark pertinent passages.)

    Book ID: 43805
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  • THE STAR OF SUTHERLAND. by Breaznell, Gene.
    Breaznell, Gene.
    THE STAR OF SUTHERLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - the story of a college professor with his life hitting rock bottom (his wife left him, he is living in a third-rate boarding house) who comes across what just might be the largest uncut diamond every found in the US. Set in South Carolina. 194 pp. ISBN: 0-802757545.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66791
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  • Butler, Brett.
    KNEE DEEP IN PARADISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of the comedian and televison star - but also quite a bit more - a portrait of the South, the story of a woman who survived a 'gothic childhood,' teenage years of exploring sex, drugs and alcohol and an abusive first marriage. It begins "I spent the first twenty years of my life waiting for two men I was reasonably certain would never come back - my daddy and Jesus Christ.". Photographs, 295 pp. ISBN: 0-786861363.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34634
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  • EDDIE & SUNNY. by Cochran, Stacey.
    Cochran, Stacey.
    EDDIE & SUNNY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Lutz, FL: Down and Out Books, (2015). SIGNED first edition - "Eddie and Sunny have never had anything in life save for each other s love. For months they ve lived out of their car with their young son. . .. When they stop at an abandoned service station, the point is just to survive another night in their car. But inside they discover a marijuana grow operation, cash, and a stockpile of weapons." And when Sunny shoots the gun dealers in their attempt to escape, they become fugitives from both the law and the kin of the dealers. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 210 pp. ISBN: 978-1937495886.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63215
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  • THE PEDDLER'S GRANDSON: Growing Up Jewish in Mississippi by Cohen, Edward.
    Cohen, Edward.
    THE PEDDLER'S GRANDSON: Growing Up Jewish in Mississippi

    Edition: First printing.

    Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book, SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with photographs. 194 pp. ISBN: 1578061679.

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

    Book ID: 14683
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  • A STUDY OF COURAGE AND FEAR: Volume I of Children of Crisis. by Coles, Robert, M.D.
    Coles, Robert, M.D.
    A STUDY OF COURAGE AND FEAR: Volume I of Children of Crisis.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1967.) dj. Hardcover - The first volume in this child psychiatrist's masterwork which studies how children survive and adapt to changes - even violent changes - in their environment. This volume focuses on Ruby Bridges, the little 6 year old girl who was the first black girl to desegregate the schools in New Orleans, as well as 20 other children, both black and white, during the era of school integration and Civil Rights movement in the South. Illustrated with full color drawings by Ruby. References, index. 401 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (slight sunning to the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 48265
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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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  • ELSIE DINSMORE. by Finley, Martha,
    Finley, Martha,
    ELSIE DINSMORE.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1945) dj. Hardcover - The first book in this series, set in the South right after the Civil War, and originally published in 1868. States "complete authorized edition." Printed under wartime conditions. 316 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Good in a very good minus dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to wartime paper)

    Book ID: 70908
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  • COLORED PEOPLE. A Memoir. by Gates, Henry Louis Jr.
    Gates, Henry Louis Jr.
    COLORED PEOPLE. A Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. First edition - The distinguished scholar's recollection of his boyhood in West Virginia in the 1950s and '60s. 216 pp

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (some spine slant).

    Book ID: 35037
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  • Gates, Henry Louis Jr.
    COLORED PEOPLE. A Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. First edition - The distinguished scholar's recollection of his boyhood in West Virginia in the 1950s and '60s. 216 pp

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 20233
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  • PROVINCES OF NIGHT. by Gay, William.
    Gay, William.
    PROVINCES OF NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 2001. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this Tennessee-born author, one which recounts the story of the Bloodworth Clan, set in 1952. After 20 years, E. F. Bloodworth has returned to his home in a forgotten corner of Tennessee to find his sons grown and angry. Cover praise from Steven Yarbrough, Barry Hannah and others. 292 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75810
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  • Gay, William.
    PROVINCES OF NIGHT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 2001. First edition - Second novel by this Tennessee-born author, one which recounts the story of the Bloodworth Clan, set in 1952. After 20 years, E. F. Bloodworth has returned to his home in a forgotten corner of Tennessee to find his sons grown and angry. Cover praise from Steven Yarbrough, Barry Hannah and others.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 18956
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  • FALLING THROUGH SPACE: The Journals of Ellen Gilchrist. by Gilchrist, Ellen.
    Gilchrist, Ellen.
    FALLING THROUGH SPACE: The Journals of Ellen Gilchrist.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A portrait of the making of a writer and an exploration of the Mississippi plantation life that shaped her during childhood. Illustrated with many photographs. SIGNED on the front endpaper. 166 pp. ISBN: 0-316-313157.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 66072
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  • BEAUTY BEFORE COMFORT: A Memoir. by Glock, Allison.
    Glock, Allison.
    BEAUTY BEFORE COMFORT: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a memoir of her grandmother, one which captures not only "the irrepressible vitality of a woman born ahead of her time, but also the eccentricities of a small-town, working-class West Virginia family, trying to survive the Great Depression and World War II." SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with photographs. 187 pp. ISBN: 0-375-401210.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57656
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  • SALLY DOWS AND OTHER STORIES. by Harte, Bret (1836-1902)
    Harte, Bret (1836-1902)
    SALLY DOWS AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: Early undated reprint.

    New York: The Regent Press, (c 1893). Hardcover- A later work by Harte, includes the title novella, set in the post Civil war, reconstruction era South, and three long short stories set in California - The Conspiracy of Mrs Bunker, Transformation of Buckeye Camp and Their Uncle from California. Glossy frontispiece. 299 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with black lettering, red decoration on front cover and spine.(previous owner's name in pencil on front endpaper, easily erasable)

    Book ID: 67858
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  • SONS OF MISSISSIPPI: A Story of Race and Its Legacy. by Hendrickson, Paul.
    Hendrickson, Paul.
    SONS OF MISSISSIPPI: A Story of Race and Its Legacy.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the Civil Rights era and post Civil Right era and how it affected the children and grandchildren of seven Mississippi law enforcement officers who were captured in an infamous 1962 Life magazine photo portrait in a story on James Meredith's effort to integrate the University of Mississippi. Illustrated with a map and photographs. Bibliographical essay, index. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-375404619.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64857
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  • TICKLED TO DEATH: A Claire Malloy Mystery. by Hess, Joan.
    Hess, Joan.
    TICKLED TO DEATH: A Claire Malloy Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Ninth mystery featuring Claire Malloy, bookstore owner, part-time sleuth and full-time single mother. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-525-938109.

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

    Book ID: 60234
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  • POISONED PINS by Hess, Joan.
    Hess, Joan.
    POISONED PINS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Eighth mystery featuring Claire Malloy, bookstore owner, part-time sleuth and full-time single mother. INSCRIBED on the title page "To--- all the best" 246 pp. ISBN: 0-525-935916.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59589
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  • THE CAROLINA RICE KITCHEN: The African Connection. by Hess, Karen.
    Hess, Karen.
    THE CAROLINA RICE KITCHEN: The African Connection.

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The early history of the rice kitchen is bound to slavery: it was the African slaves who cultivated the rice and cooked it - and even though rice had previously not been a staple of the European plantation owners, it began to appear on the table every day. Includes chapters on pilaus, rice breads, rice casseroles and rice as a staple for invalids. Featured is the complete 1901 Carolina Rice Cook Book. An interesting association copy INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "With best wishes to Alice" and dated in 1992 - that is, to Alice Ross, the noted culinary historian, teacher and collector who focused…

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    Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The early history of the rice kitchen is bound to slavery: it was the African slaves who cultivated the rice and cooked it - and even though rice had previously not been a staple of the European plantation owners, it began to appear on the table every day. Includes chapters on pilaus, rice breads, rice casseroles and rice as a staple for invalids. Featured is the complete 1901 Carolina Rice Cook Book. An interesting association copy INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "With best wishes to Alice" and dated in 1992 - that is, to Alice Ross, the noted culinary historian, teacher and collector who focused on the "forgotten history" of food and cooking. Illustrated with photographs. Notes, bibliography, index. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-87249666X.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some light foxing to fore-edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 75696
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  • Heyward, Du Bose
    LOST MORNING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1936. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the contemporary South - Heyward's first novel after the successful appearance of Gershwin opera "Porgy and Bess" which was based on his earlier novel, "Porgy." 270 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark red cloth covered boards with somewhat rubbed gold lettering.

    Book ID: 9533
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  • LOST MORNING. by Heyward, Du Bose
    Heyward, Du Bose
    LOST MORNING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1936.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the contemporary South - Heyward's first novel after the successful appearance of Gershwin opera "Porgy and Bess" which was based on his earlier novel, "Porgy." 270 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket. (short closed tear to upper edge of front cover, but overall a remarkably well preserved and attractive dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 41007
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  • JAILS OF VIRGINIA: A Study of the Local Penal System. by Hoffer, Frank William; Delbert Martin Mann and Floyd Nelson House,
    Hoffer, Frank William; Delbert Martin Mann and Floyd Nelson House,
    JAILS OF VIRGINIA: A Study of the Local Penal System.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1933. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The University of Virginia Institute for Research in the Social Sciences Monograph No. 16. A very detailed and thorough look at the prisons and jails throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a look at the history, the current procedures for everything ranging from feeding, control, health, and a look towards the future. The introduction makes the point that it is very difficult to make improvements to the system, which is deeply imbedded in our social system and benefits from the often mistaken assumption that things are being well-handled. An interesting association copy INSCRIBED by one of the authors - Delbert Mann - to his son, Delbert Mann, Jr,…

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    New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1933. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The University of Virginia Institute for Research in the Social Sciences Monograph No. 16. A very detailed and thorough look at the prisons and jails throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a look at the history, the current procedures for everything ranging from feeding, control, health, and a look towards the future. The introduction makes the point that it is very difficult to make improvements to the system, which is deeply imbedded in our social system and benefits from the often mistaken assumption that things are being well-handled. An interesting association copy INSCRIBED by one of the authors - Delbert Mann - to his son, Delbert Mann, Jr, the Academy Award winning director of "Marty" as well as the director of many other films, including "Dark at the Top of the Stairs," "Separate Tables," and more. Illustrated with figures of a Jail Record Card and Punch Card, two fold-out maps and many tables. Index, xvi, 453 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket. (some fading to the spine, offsetting to the endpapers from a newspaper review laid in, dust jacket has a loss of approx 1/2 at base of spine, other edgewear)

    Book ID: 63098
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