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Baby Sweet's

By: Andrews, Raymond

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: (c.1983)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9865


[nice copy, remainder spray (very light) on bottom edge, spine a bit turned, lower rear corner bumped, otherwise just minimal wear, previous seller's price in red grease pencil on ffep (grrrr); jacket a bit soiled, minor edgewear, a couple of small tears at top of rear panel, light browning at edges]. Final novel in the author's "Muskhogean County" trilogy, about African-American life in a small Georgia town, preceded by "Appalachee Red" (1978) and "R... View more info

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Gorilla, My Love

By: Bambara, Toni Cade

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, The Women's Press Ltd.: 1986 (c.1984)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 10131


[nice clean as-new copy, no discernible wear]. Trade PB "From small-town Carolina to uptown New York, Sister Sugar on sex to young Hazel on survival in Harlem, these sixteen stories by one of the most brilliant of a galaxy of new black American writers explode with energy and wit." View more info

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Identity [*SIGNED*]

By: Barnes, Samuel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bakersfield CA, Best Western Press: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14440


[light shelfwear, bottom front corner bumped, light spotting on top edge; jacket shows a little edge and surface wear, a couple of tiny closed tears, triangular pull-tear (closed) in rear panel]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep. "An unusual, gripping novel written in a realistic style. It begins with a flashback to tribal Africa from the protagonist's childhood on a plantation in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The novel's central conflict stems from the unorthodox rule... View more info

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Lou in the Limelight

By: Hunter, Kristin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5228


[ex-library book w/minimal markings (pocket on ffep, bookplate on front pastedown, stamped on title page) but noticeable shelfwear, pieces of tape at top and bottom of both covers; jacket is still fairly attractive--no tears or chips, but quite a bit of surface- scratching]. The book is a sequel to the author's 1968 novel "The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou," and follows that book's characters as they leave home to make their mark in the world of popular music. View more info

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Jonah's Gourd Vine

By: Hurston, Zora Neale

Price: $4,000.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/London, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15121


(price-clipped) [a solid clean copy, firmly bound, with light fading to cloth at spine and around edges of both covers, minor browning/soiling to page edges, gift inscription on ffep and one-time owner's name in ink at bottom of rear pastedown; jacket is edgeworn, moderately soiled, missing pieces at both ends of the spine (including loss of most of "Jonah's" at top), old internal tape repair/reinforcements at some of the folds, and the ffep gift inscription has ... View more info

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The Pecking Order

By: Kennedy, Mark

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.: (c.1953)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20383


[moderate shelfwear to bottom edge and top of spine, otherwise a solid clean book; jacket a little edge- and surface-worn, very slight paper loss at a couple of corners, light rubbing/fading to spine, very slight paper loss at spine ends, tiny hole near top of rear hinge]. African-American author's first (and apparently only) novel, about a single day in the life of a group of Chicago boys who, goaded by the character B.J., "a child of destiny and daring, experienced... View more info

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Mercy is King [*SIGNED*]

By: Mays, James A., M.D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Crescent Publications: [ca. 1974]

Edition: Presumed 1st

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6437


[mild edgewear, some rubbing to covers]. Trade PB INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Novel about the experiences of a young black cardiologist at "Martin Luther King Jr. General Hospital," a hospital serving primarily the residents of the black ghetto in an unnamed city. The author, by a remarkable coincidence, was the Acting Chief of Cardiology at Martin Luther King Jr. General Hospital in Los Angeles. How do these things happen? Signed by A... View more info

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The Man Says Yes

By: McCall, Dan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14368


[solid copy, minor shelfwear, very light spotting to page edges; jacket shows light wear to edges and surface, some diagonal creasing in front flap]. Novel about a black teacher whose wife is white, and who goes to Texas to teach a summer course in "Basic Communication" at an all-black school (Bundy (Colored Agricultural and Normal) University), whose president is his uncle -- an "almost mythic, powerful -- even terrifying -- yet undeniably compelling man,&#... View more info

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Banjo: A Story without a Plot

By: McKay, Claude

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15125


[solid book, with moderate wear to cloth at spine ends, very minor chipping to paper-covered boards at most corners; the jacket (rather rare) is heavily worn, with major paper loss at the spine ends (including most of the book's title) and another large chip at the bottom of the rear panel; it's also split along the rear hinge, and what's left of the spine is somewhat browned; still and all, the front panel is mostly present, and still attractive]. Second of three novel... View more info

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The Wind from Nowhere

By: Micheaux, Oscar

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Book Supply Company: 1944

Edition: Tenth Edition

Seller ID: 20593


[light wear to book at extremities, one-time owner's signature and bookplate on ffep; jacket worn and soiled, small chip at top of front panel, various other small tears, wrinkling/creasing to rear panel, internal tape repair at spine ends, etc.]. (illustrated endpapers, frontispiece) "A novel of Negro life" by the well-known entrepreneurial African-American filmmaker and novelist. Set in the Dakota Territory, it's the story of "Martin Eden, young Negro man... View more info

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Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned [*SIGNED*]

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co.: (c.1998)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3700


[nice tight copy, top rear corner bumped; jacket a bit rubbed]. SIGNED by the author on the title page, where he has also written "The Socrates Crew Edition." The first of three (so far) novels featuring Socrates Fortlow, "a tough, brooding ex-convict determined to challenge and understand the violence and anarchy in his world -- and in himself." Signed by Author View more info

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Gone Fishin': An Easy Rawlins Novel

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Black Classic Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14973


[nice clean copy, slight bump to top rear corner is only significant sign of wear; jacket shows only light handling wear, minor abrasion near bottom of rear panel]. The author's sixth book featuring Easy Rawlins, this one giving us the backstory of Easy and his friend Mouse as young men in Houston, Texas. View more info

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The Drift [*SIGNED*]

By: Ridley, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20101


[no discernible wear to book; jacket shows just a trace of surface handling wear]. INSCRIBED ("To ______ -- / I can honestly say / I would be here without / you, and I ain't talkin' / Norms!") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep; the "Norms" reference is likely to a popular Los Angeles coffeeshop. Signed by Author View more info

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A Family Tree, Taking Root [*SIGNED*]

By: Robertson, Doc

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tucson AZ, Alfranpedoc Publishing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13415


[nice tight copy, no discernible wear, the teensiest bit of shelf-soiling to bottom page edges; jacket shows faint surface handling wear]. SIGNED and DATED (in 2001) by the author on the title page. "This is a novel about fictional characters living in Los Angeles, California, between 1963 and 1995. Few events portrayed, involving these characters, were taken from neighborhood anecdotes. Most, however, are creations from the author's imagination. In tracing thes... View more info

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Ofay

By: Shorris, Earl

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing Co.: 1967 (c.1966)

Edition: 1st ptg. thus

Seller ID: 8418


[mild edgewear, binding tight, inside clean, minor bumping at base of spine]. Mass Market PB "Josh loved Negroes. On the worst street of the ghetto, a street of junk and jazzing, hipsters and hustlers, he tried to forget he was white. But Josh fell in love -- with a Negro girl. And then he learned what it really meant to be.... Ofay." View more info

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Good-bye, Mr. Shaft

By: Tidyman, Ernest

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18235


[nice clean book with no discernible wear; jacket has a minor wrinkle/crease at top of front panel, and appears to have been mis-folded by as much as 3/8", with the spine text thus folding over the rear hinge (please request a scan if this description is unclear)]. The fifth of the author's "Shaft" novels finds the African-American private eye in London, "to guard the two small sons of an important American black political figure, who are the prizes in a... View more info

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Ladies of the Rachmaninoff Eyes

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: (c.1965)

Edition: Unstated/1st?

Seller ID: 10007


[nice clean copy, minor shelfwear; jacket shows just a trace of soiling]. African-American author's first novel, presenting "a portrait of two elderly widows who have developed a kinship beyond the boundaries of class, wealth, and race, by virtue of their close association with one another for more than thirty years. This kinship between Etta Klein, a rich Jewish lady in a small midwestern town, and Harriet Gibbs, her Negro servant-companion, is characterized by bic... View more info