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A Time to Listen . . . A Time to Act: Voices from the Ghettos of the Nation's Cities [A Report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights - 1967]

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021685

Condition: VG+


Light orange illus. wraps, perfect-bound. Light shelf/handling wear. vii,133 pp. View more info

African American Artists of the Harlem Renaissance Period and later . . .

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Sacks Fine Art, Inc.: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042648

ISBN: B01HU357RK

Condition: Near Fine


Booklet, stiff color illus. wraps. [20] pp., illus. w/ 27 b&w plates. Slight handling wear, nearly as issued. Scarce. View more info

Afro-American Poetics: Revisions of Harlem and the Black Aesthetic

By: Baker, Houston A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin Press: 1996

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 021976

ISBN: 0299115046

Condition: Fine


x,201 pp., illus. As issued. View more info

Little Black Sambo

By: Bannerman, Helen; Eulalie (illus.)

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Platt and Munk Co.: 1955

Seller ID: 032417

Condition: Near Fine


Green "leatherette" paper covered boards, lettered in black. Slightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, otherwise nearly as issued. Copyright dates (in Roman numerals) of 1925, 1928, and 1955. Color illus. dust jacket shows 1/2" closed tear along bottom front edge, 1/2" chip of loss at head of spine, light rubbing to corners, still presents well in archival mylar. [24] pp., illus. in color, b&w. Former owner's address stamp on front pastedown, ot... View more info

Little Black Sambo

By: Bannerman, Helen; Watty Piper (editor)

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Platt & Munk-Grosset and Dunlap: 1978

Seller ID: 045818

ISBN: 0448403544

Condition: Fine


Color illus. boards. Unpaginated, illus. in color, b&w. Color illus. dust jacket shows slight shelf wear, now in mylar. 1978 ptg. View more info

The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader

By: Baraka, Amiri [LeRoi Jones]; William J. Harris (editor)

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Thunder's Mouth Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 040604

ISBN: 1560250070

Condition: Very Good


Stiff pictorial wraps. Stated 1st ptg. xxxiii,500 pp. Mild shelf wear, surface laminate peeling along front cover fore-edge, several light stress creases along firm binding. Text block edges somewhat toned by age. Interior clean and unmarked. View more info

The Negro Vanguard

By: Bardolph, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage/Random House: 1959

Seller ID: 021673

Condition: Very Good


Modest shelf wear, covers a bit rubbed. Former owner signature on half-title. Firm binding, slightly bowed. ix,495,xvi pp. Scattered internal underlining, generally unobtrusive. View more info

Let It Burn: MOVE, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Confrontation that Changed a City [INSCRIBED]

By: Boyette, Michael; Boyette, Randi

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Diego, CA, Quadrant Books/Endpapers Press: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 037328

ISBN: 193786832X

Condition: Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. As issued. 363 pp. Signed by both authors on main title, full signatures, personalized and with inscription. Scarce signed copy. View more info

The Negro in Maryland: A Study of the Institution of Slavery [Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science - Extra Volume VI]

By: Brackett, Jeffrey R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Negro Universities Press: 1969

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 032115

ISBN: 0837115493

Condition: Fine


Brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Both flyleaves attached to pastedowns, with slight glue (?) staining along hinges preceding main title, otherwise essentially as issued. Facsimile reprint of original 1889 edition. 268 pp. View more info

The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters: Its Origin and Development

By: Brazeal, Brailsford R.; Leo Wolman (fwd.)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York and London, Harper and Brothers: 1946

Edition: Review Copy

Seller ID: 032291

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth, lettered in gilt. Light shelf wear, gilt spine lettering mostly rubbed away. Signature/date of former owner, labor historian Herbert R. Northrup, on front pastedown, otherwise unmarked. xiv,258 pp. Illus. dust jacket shows loss of approx. top 1 1/2" of spine panel, with separation along lower spine panel joints, 1" closed tear with minor loss at top rear corner and thin triangular sliver of loss along top rear edge, minor chipping of corners, sti... View more info

Wake Up Dead Man: Afro-American Worksongs from Texas Prisons

By: Bruce Jackson

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044615

ISBN: 0674945476

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Light shelf wear, top corner slightly bumped. Square, uncreased binding, clean interior. xxii,326 pp. Nicely preserved copy. 2nd ptg. View more info

The Precambrian Geology of the Reading 15' Quadrangle [Pennsylvania Geological Survey, Fourth Series, Progress Report 161] - with map and envelope

By: Buckwalter, Tracy V.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harrisburg, PA, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Topographic and Geologic Survey: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025822

Condition: Near Fine


Booklet, tan wraps, lettered in black. [ii],ii,49 pp. Accompanied by large color folding map, housed in manila envelope original to issue. Booklet "as new," slight handling to map and envelope. View more info

The Precambrian Geology of the Reading 15' Quadrangle [Pennsylvania Geological Survey, Fourth Series, Progress Report 161] - with map and envelope

By: Buckwalter, Tracy V.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harrisburg, PA, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Topographic and Geologic Survey: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038268

Condition: Fine


Booklet, tan wraps, lettered in black. [ii],ii,49 pp. Accompanied by large color folding map, housed in manila envelope original to issue. Booklet as issued; map with light toning to edges, envelope with slight handling wear. View more info

Erma: A Black Woman Remembers: 1912-1980 [SIGNED]

By: Calderon, Erma, with Leonard Ray Teel

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 021635

ISBN: 0394517431

Condition: Near Fine


Dark plum 1/4 cloth, salmon paper covered boards, lettered in bronze foil. Slight shelf wear, nearly as issued. Stamped price on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. xix,200 pp. Dust jacket shows light shelf/edge wear, now in archival mylar. Signed by author along top edge of front flyleaf. Relatively scarce signed copy. View more info

Memory and Metaphor: The Art of Romare Bearden 1940-1987

By: Campbell, Mary Schmidt, and Sharon F. Patton (essays); Kinshasha Holman Conwill (intro.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York and Oxford, The Studio Museum in Harlem/Oxford University Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042616

ISBN: 0195063481

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff color illus. wraps. Light shelf wear. Square, uncreased binding, clean and unmarked interior. xiv,129 pp., 25 color plates, 84 b&w figures, 141 catalogued works. Front flyleaf shows embossed name stamp of former owner. View more info

Black Workers and the New Unions

By: Cayton, Horace R., and George S. Mitchell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027624

Condition: Very Good


Light brown buckram, lettered in gilt. Light shelf wear, spine lettering dulled by age, text block edges somewhat age-toned with mild dampstaining to bottom text block corner, not extending to interior. Firm binding, clean interior. xviii,473 pp. From the library of noted economist and labor historian Herbert R. Northrup, obtained directly from his Estate, with his signature (from his college days at Harvard, 1941) on front pastedown, otherwise unmarked. View more info

The Conjure Woman and Other Conjure Tales

By: Chesnutt, Charles W.; Richard H. Brodhead (editor, intro.)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Durham, NC, Duke University Press: 1993

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 032952

ISBN: 0822313871

Condition: VG+


Stiff color illus. wraps. Presents externally with only slight shelf wear. Square, uncreased binding. [v],208 pp., illus. A few scattered annotations internally. View more info

De Namin' ob de Twins and Other Sketches from the Cotton Land

By: Childs, Mary Fairfax

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, B. W. Dodge and Co.: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 045574

ISBN: B000I82JXK

Condition: VG+


Ribbed gray cloth, lettered and illus. in black, white and gilt, deckled text block edges with top edge in gilt. Minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities. Former owner's signature in pencil on front flyleaf. 139 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Told in African-American dialect. View more info

Frederic Bancroft, Historian

By: Cooke, Jacob E.; Allan Nevins (intro.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021690

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth, lettered in silver foil. Ex-library, typically marked/stamped, but little actual wear. Solid reading/reference copy. xiii,282 pp. View more info

The Black Cat Club: Negro Humor and Folk-Lore

By: Corrothers, James D.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York and London, Funk & Wagnalls: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011385

Condition: Very Good


1st edition: March 1902. Red cloth, blind-decorated, lettered in gilt on spine panel. 264 pp., illus. throughout in borders and margins with whimsical drawings depicting the misadventures of a black cat. Modest binding lean, slightly frayed at head of spine. Fore-edges of both boards show several areas each of minor loss to cloth, comprising perhaps 5% of the edges, more of a cosmetic distraction than a major flaw. Boards are clean and bright, otherwise a solid Near Fine... View more info

Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration 1915-1940

By: Crew, Spencer R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041670

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Catalogue to accompany 1987-88 exhibition. Light shelf wear with slightly bumped top corner, otherwise nearly as issued. 80 pp., illus. View more info

Burn, Killer, Burn!

By: Crump, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Johnson Publishing Co.: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042489

ISBN: 1135246793

Condition: Near Fine


Dark red cloth, lettered in black. Text block edges slightly foxed and soiled, otherwise as issued, a notably well preserved copy. [vii],391 pp. Pictorial dust jacket mildly rubbed along joints, light surface rubbing and a minor chipping at top corners, now in mylar. View more info

Reconstruction in Retrospect: Views from the Turn of the Century

By: Current, Richard N. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Baton Rouge, LA, Louisiana State University Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021676

ISBN: 0807108502

Condition: Near Fine


Yellow-green cloth, with dark green title panel on spine. Slight shelf wear, former owner's signature in pencil on front flyleaf, virtually as issued. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear, small hole along lower front flap fold, now in archival mylar. xxiii,165 pp. View more info

In Freedom's Birthplace [The American Negro: His History and Literature]

By: Daniels, John; Lorenzo J. Greene (fwd.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Arno Press/New York Times: 1969

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 032123

Condition: Near Fine


Black and white cloth-effect paper covered boards. Slight shelf wear, former owner's signature on front flyleaf. ix,xiii,496 pp. View more info

Bond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge

By: Dew, Charles B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton and Co.: 1994

Seller ID: 041334

ISBN: 0393036162

Condition: Fine


Black and gold paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Slightly foxed text block edges, otherwise as issued. Pictorial dust jacket as issued. xviii,429 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. No edition or printing given. View more info