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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 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: 37354More details Price: $12.00 $9.00
THE HEART OF THE WORLD.
Edition: First UK printing.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Described by the author as the 'partial record of a walk I made up Broadway, starting at the Battery and aiming for the Bronx...it is the world within itself.'. ISBN: 0-7011-37673.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.Book ID: 26926More details Price: $16.00 $12.00
SISTER NO BLUES.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.
Ithaca, New York: Firebrand Books, (1998). First edition - Poems and prose poems, monologues and dialogues by this feminist writer - poems that detail the experiences of a black urban woman eking out a living as a waitress, cleaning person, office temp and more - drugs, racism, greed all play a part in these poems. 143 pp. ISBN: 0-932379494.
Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 64831More details Price: $15.00 $11.25
A CONCRETE LOOK AT NATURE: Central Park (and other) Glimpses.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Quadrangle - New York Times Book Co., (1974.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at nature as found in urban areas - especially in New York City's Cenral Park: 4 of the chapters focus on the birds and animals to be found in the park. Other chapters cover such diverse topics as living through the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in an 8 hour period, miscroscopic soil and water life, champion trees, virgin forests, and the source of light called bioluminescence (found in fireflies and fishes). Illustrated with 26 black and white drawings by Hope S. Buyukmihci. Double page map of Central Park on the endpapers. Index. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-812904710.
Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (a tight clean copy which appears unread, but old price inked on front endpaper.)Book ID: 33749More details Price: $18.00 $13.50
HOT & COLD RUNNING CITIES: an Anthology of Science Fiction.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1974.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An anthology of nine provocative stories about urban life in the future - includes Enchanted Village by A.E. Van Vogt, The Deeps by Keith Roberts, The Menace from Earth by Robert Heinlein, Metropolitan Nightmare by Stephen Vincent Benet, The Luckiest Man in Denv by C.M. Kornbluth, The City That Loves You by Raymond Banks, The Place Where Chicago Was by James Harmon, Natural State by Damon Knight, and Plenitude by Will Worthington. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0124166.
Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dj. sunning to the spine of the dj as is common with this title.)Book ID: 34498More details Price: $9.00 $6.75