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  • Abrahams, Roger D.
    DEEP DOWN IN THE JUNGLE: Negro Narrative Folklore from the Streets of Philadelphia.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hatboro, PA: Folklore Associates. 1964. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon first edition of this pioneering work on African-American folklore, unusual in that it focused in depth on an urban and northern ghetto, and in the often sexually explicit language contained in the 'toasts' and other examples of folk stories and rhymes. Here is Stagolee and Shine and the Titanic and the baboon and more. Includes a long introduction by the author discussing aspects of the urban neighborhood in which he collected these examples. Illustrated with line drawings. Appendices (including one on the use of 'obscenities'), glossary, bibliography, index. 287 pp. Black illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very good overall in black cloth (prev owner's name, book somewhat 'over-opened' before title page, some light pencil underlining in the introduction), lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 37756
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  • Bainbridge, Beryl
    EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, 1996. dj. Hardcover - Another one of Bainbridge's fascinating novels exploring historical events - in this case, the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic. ISBN: 0-7867-03490.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20890
    Keywords: titanic, Women Authors
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  • ANY OLD IRON. by Burgess, Anthony.
    Burgess, Anthony.
    ANY OLD IRON.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - A portrait of the first half of the 20th century from the sinking of the Titanic through two world wars and the creation of the state of Israel in the years after World War II - and the stories of two families, one Welsh, one Jewish, bound together by marriage and friendship. 360 pp. ISBN: 0-394-574842.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line, rubbing to the dj - an unread copy with some minor shelfwear)

    Book ID: 65029
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