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  • A MORNING FOR FLAMINGOS by Burke, James Lee
    Burke, James Lee
    A MORNING FOR FLAMINGOS

    Edition: Paperback.

    Boston: Avon, (1991.). The fourth Dave Robicheaux mystery, set in the bayous of Louisiana and in the New Orleans drug underworld. ISBN: 0-380-713608.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 51818
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  • THE WHITE WITCH OF ROSEHALL. by De Lisser, Herbert G
    De Lisser, Herbert G
    THE WHITE WITCH OF ROSEHALL.

    Edition: Later printing.

    London: Ernest Benn Limited , (1978) dj. Hardcover - Reprinted many times, this is the author's best known novel, "founded on fact, of the West Indies of the early nineteenth century. . . Robert Rutherford is sent to the Islands to learn the planter's business from the bottom. He becomes an overseer at Rosehall, the property of a young widow, Mrs Palmer, whose three husbands have all died in curious circumstances." 255 pp. Photo on back of dust jacket is of Rosehall, now in ruins. ISBN: 0-510-199046.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63524
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  • DIVINE REVOLUTION: The Art of Edouard Duval-Carrie. by [Duval-Carrie, Eduoard] Cosentino, Donald J.
    [Duval-Carrie, Eduoard] Cosentino, Donald J.
    DIVINE REVOLUTION: The Art of Edouard Duval-Carrie.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum, (2004.). First edition - The exhibition catalog for Haitian-American artist Eduard Duval-Carrie's show in 2004 (the bicentennial of Haitian independence) at UCLA Fowler Museum, show which was his first solo museum exhibition on the West Coast,. His powerful works 'celebrate and chronicle the Haitian Revolution while at the same time adressing the plight of Haiti today.' Text by Donald J. Cosentino, illustrated with many full-color reproductions of his works, including a series 'Milocan' which depicts the migration of the vodou spirits, References, bibliography. Somewhat oversized - 10 inches tall by 8 inches. 68 pp. ISBN: 0-9748729-11.

    Condition: Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 47166
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  • BLACK DANCE IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1619 TO 1970. by Emery, Lynne Fauley; Foreword by Katherine Dunham.
    Emery, Lynne Fauley; Foreword by Katherine Dunham.
    BLACK DANCE IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1619 TO 1970.

    Edition: First printing.

    Palo Alto, California: National Press Books, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first comprehensive study on black dance in the Americas - on how dance migrated from Africa to the Caribbean and the US - first on the slave ships where the African natives were forced to dance, and then to the Caribbean with the development of the banjo, drums, voodoo dances and more, and to the US with slave dances on the plantations, creole balls in New Orleans and later minstrel shows and under Jim Crow, and finally the creation of black dance groups, both modern and ballet. Foreword by Katherine Dunham. Illustrated with photographs. Notes at the end of each chapter. Sources, index. x, 370 pp. ISBN: 0-874842026.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine unmarked dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 79171
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  • Fuller, Halsey Oakley.
    HALSEY IN THE WEST INDIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1928. dj. Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon book describing the fourteen year-old author's adventures during seven months spent in the Virgin Islands of the West Indies, He kept a diary of his experiences during "the most exciting winter of his life" and here he retells them in 'a straightforward boy-to-boy fashion for all boys to enjoy.' Includes accounts of shark fishing, tarantula hunting, an encounter with Voodoo worship, horse races, his comments on racial issues, West Indian food, and more. Illustrated with a frontispiece of the author, other photographs and sketches by a twelve-year old artist, Arthur Lindborg. Foreword by Kennett Harris. 180 pp plus 4 pp of selections from Putnam's catalogue featuring 'boys books by boys.' Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in magenta cloth with black lettering in a partial dust jacket (only the front cover and front flap remains.)

    Book ID: 37984
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  • AGOTIME: Her Legend. by Gleason, Judith.
    Gleason, Judith.
    AGOTIME: Her Legend.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grossman Publishers, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel based on the story of a Black queen of Dahomy who was sold into slavery after the death of her husband, and brought to Brazil her vudu, Zomadonu, king of the water spirits. A book which is "at once an historical novel, an African folk-legend, and a tale of the supernatural and the occult." Ends with a chapter on "In Search of the Legend." Illustrated with drawings by Carybe. Glossary, 300 pp plus 2 pp of maps. Dust jacket art by Jacqueline Schuman.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, missing front endpaper but otherwise good condition, tight and clean in a near fine unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79369
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  • GRAVEYARD DUST. by Hambly, Barbara.
    Hambly, Barbara.
    GRAVEYARD DUST.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - Author's third historical mystery featuring Benjamin January, a Creole physician and music teacher - set in New Orleans in 1834, this revolves around voodoo. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 315 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in wrappers (small chip to lower corner of back cover.).

    Book ID: 39225
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  • DIE UPON A KISS. by Hambly, Barbara.
    Hambly, Barbara.
    DIE UPON A KISS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical mystery featuring Benjamin January, a Creole physician and music teacher - set in New Orleans in 1835, during the Carnival time. Author's note on opera in New Orleans. SIGNED on the title page. 333 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57489
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  • DIE UPON A KISS. by Hambly, Barbara.
    Hambly, Barbara.
    DIE UPON A KISS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (2001.). SIGNED first edition - Historical mystery featuring Benjamin January, a Creole physician and music teacher - set in New Orleans in 1835, during the Carnival time. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note on opera in New Orleans. 333 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in plain printed wrappers with illustrated cover bound in.

    Book ID: 47582
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  • MUNTU: an Outline of the New African Culture by Jahn, Janheinz.
    Jahn, Janheinz.
    MUNTU: an Outline of the New African Culture

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Grove Press, (1961.). A pathbreaking study; using concepts such as 'muntu' (man or humanity), voodoo (the embodiment of the gods), rumba (the meaning of dance), nommo (the word) ntu (african philosophy). Also includes descriptions of Voodoo and ‡–ingos ceremonies in Haiti and Cuba and a discussion of the blues music. Illustrated. Notes, bibliography, an index of names, a subject index and a two page map. Translated from the German by Marjorie Greene. 267 pp.

    Condition: Good only (prev owner's name, underlining.)

    Book ID: 52791
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  • BURNT BLACK. by Kovacs, Ed.
    Kovacs, Ed.
    BURNT BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third novel featuring Cliff St James, now reinstated as a detective in the New Orleans Police Department, and working as a mixed martial arts coach. A year and a half after being devastated by Hurricane Katrina, much of city is still damaged and in ruins. 278 pp. ISBN: 978-0312581817.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 68611
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  • GOOD JUNK; by Kovacs, Ed.
    Kovacs, Ed.
    GOOD JUNK;

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel featuring Cliff St James, now reinstated as a detective in the New Orleans Police Department, set in a city still devastated by the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina. 325 pp. ISBN: 978-0312600891.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 68613
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  • THE NEON SMILE. by Lochte, Dick.
    Lochte, Dick.
    THE NEON SMILE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring New Orleans private investigator Terry Manion in a case that involves events reaching back to 1965, involving black militants then and civil unrest now, as well as the influence of voodoo. SIGNED on the title page. 332 pp. ISBN: 0-671-747126.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48655
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  • VODOUN: A Novel. by Madsen, David.
    Madsen, David.
    VODOUN: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Thriller involving the death of disappearance of a Haitian politician, and a murder that looks like a voodoo ritual. Set in Virginia and in Haiiti. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-688-105637.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (rem mark bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 38252
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  • WORKING THE SPIRIT: Ceremonies of the African Diaspora. by Murphy, Joseph M.
    Murphy, Joseph M.
    WORKING THE SPIRIT: Ceremonies of the African Diaspora.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1994). An introduction to the religious worlds of Vodou, Candomble, Santeria, Revival Zion, and the Black Church. Extensive notes, glossary, bibliography, index. xiii, 263 pp. ISBN: 0-807012211.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66675
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  • YELLOW MOON. by Rhodes, Jewell Parker.
    Rhodes, Jewell Parker.
    YELLOW MOON.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Atria Books, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - "A jazzman, a wharf worker, a prostitute, all murdered." Novel set in contemporary New Orleans featuring Marie Levant, great-great granddaughter of the voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Author's note. 293 pp. ISBN: 1-416537104.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder line, small peeled spot on dj.)

    Book ID: 54350
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  • Rice, Anne.
    MERRICK.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel centered around the beautiful witch Merrick, a descendant of the gens de coleur libre, the New Orleans society of quadroons and octaroons steeped in the lore and traditions of voodoo. Frontispiece. Striking wraparound dust jacket art based on a detail of the painting 'The Snake Charmer' by Henri Rousseau. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-679-454489.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 27226
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  • THE MAGIC ISLAND. by Seabrook, W. B.; Illustrated by Alexander King
    Seabrook, W. B.; Illustrated by Alexander King
    THE MAGIC ISLAND.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: The Literary Guild, 1929. dj. Hardcover - An early edition (same year as the first) of this extremely popular book at the time, a first hand account of voodoo rituals and witchcraft in Haiti that William Seabrook experienced during his stay there in the 1920s. It has been credited with introducing the idea of a zombies to Western culture. It also includes the the story of Faustin Wirkus, a young U.S. Marine Sergeant from Pennsylvania sent by the American administration to the remote island of La Gonave to take charge of the gendarme, who was declared king by the natives and reigned there for several years. Illustrated with 20 full page drawings by Alexander King and photographs by the author. x, 336 pp.

    Condition: Very good in yellow cloth (marginal tears to a few pages, not affecting the text) in a good dust jacket with the stylized geometric cover illustration used by the Literary Guild at the time. (tear to spine, loss of approximately 1/2 at base of spine, overall edgewear.

    Book ID: 79258
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  • BOILING ROCK. by Sutton, Remar.
    Sutton, Remar.
    BOILING ROCK.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Latham, NY: British American Publishing, 1991. First edition - "On Grand Bahama island , around the tiny village of Boiling Rock, strange doings are afoot. Dolphins swim ashore to die, a body disappears from a graveyard and several tourists drown inexplicably--all within a few terrifying days. Amateur sleuth and genteel Southern lady Evelyn Wade, seen before in Long Lines , is convinced that the incidents are related and sets out to discover how. In this literate, well-crafted mystery, Sutton incorporates such disparate dark elements as voodoo, head-hunting, biological warfare and drug-running without once straining credibility. "(Publishers Weekly) 261 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed pale yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 71812
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  • LIFE AND AFTERLIFE IN BENIN. by Van Gelder. Alex, editor.
    Van Gelder. Alex, editor.
    LIFE AND AFTERLIFE IN BENIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Phaidon Press, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - Edited and with a Preface by Alex Van Gelder. Introduction by Thomas Seelig. Essay on "Life and afterlife in Benin" by Okwui Enwezor. Black and white photographs by nine Benin photographers - Benoit Adjovi, Jean Agbetagbo, Joseph Moise Agbodjelou, Bouraima Akodji, LŽon Ayekoni, Christophe Mahoukpe, SŽbastien Mehinto and others - most from the 1960s and 1970s. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland. Large format. 132 pp plus final photograph and biographies. . ISBN: 0-7148-45132.

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

    Book ID: 61509
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  • NIGHT TIME LOSING TIME. by Ventura, Michael ,
    Ventura, Michael ,
    NIGHT TIME LOSING TIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, second book, the story of a rock band on the road in honky-tonks and cheap motels from Louisiana to Texas to Arizona to Mexico - nothing too crazy until Nadine "gets Jesus" in a vision from the Cajun swamps and they meet Elaine and her home-brewed voodoo. Dust jacket praise from Hubert Selby, Steve Erickson and Norman Mailer (who calls it "the best novel about American musicians I have read.") 423 pp. ISBN: 0-671-623737.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60798
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  • NIGHT TIME LOSING TIME. by Ventura, Michael ,
    Ventura, Michael ,
    NIGHT TIME LOSING TIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, second book, the story of a rock band on the road in honky-tonks and cheap motels from Louisiana to Texas to Arizona to Mexico - nothing too crazy until Nadine "gets Jesus" in a vision from the Cajun swamps and they meet Elaine and her home-brewed voodoo. Dust jacket praise from Hubert Selby, Steve Erickson and Norman Mailer (who calls it "the best novel about American musicians I have read.") 423 pp. ISBN: 0-671-623737.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder mark bottom edge)

    Book ID: 62513
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