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1 Ai. (Florence Anthony) THE KILLING FLOOR.
BOSTON: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO. 1979 1979 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Complimentary copy with printed placard and slip from the Academy of American Poets laid-in. Fine in close to fine dust jacket. (Couple of tiny chips at head of rear flap. Hint of foxing at top edge. ) The 1978 Lamont Poetry Selection. Poet's SECOND book. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 Ai. (Florence Ogawa) KILLING FLOOR.
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO. BOSTON 1979 1979 0395275938 / 9780395275931 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Near fine in a Vg. + to Nf. DJ. (Faint foxing at top edge. Mild sunning to upper edges of boards. DJ. Slightly age darkened. Foxing at top edge. ) Poet's SECOND book. The 1978 Lamont Poetry selection. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Angelou, Maya. All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes.
Franklin Center Franklin Library. 1986 First Edition; First Printing Leather Binding. Fine with no dust jacket 
Signed Limited Edition. Fine in green leather binding with gold titles & decorations with satin marker ribbon, without dust jacket as issued. Franklin Library printed letter to collector laid-in. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 211 pages 
Price: 250.00 USD
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4 Angelou, Maya. I Know why the Caged Bird Sings.
New York Random House. 1969 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
First edition. 'First issue' with red top stain. Very good+ copy in a very good dust jacket. (Short edge tears and light shelf wear to jacket, including creasing on front flap. Hint of faint damp staining at bottom edge of rear paste down. ) Author's celebrated FIRST book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 281 pages 
Price: 375.00 USD
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5 Angelou, Maya. OH PRAY MY WINGS ARE GONNA FIT ME WELL.
RANDOM HOUSE. NY 1975 1975 0394499514 / 9780394499512 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
REVIEW COPY. (Slip laid-in) Fine in a close to fine dj. (Trace of toning along white borders on dj.) Author's SECOND book of poetry. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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6 Cliff, Michelle. FREE ENTERPRISE.
NY DUTTON. 1993 First Edition Paperback. Fine with no dust jacket 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in plain blue printed wrappers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Flowers, Arthur. ANOTHER GOOD LOVING BLUES.
NY VIKING. 1993 First Edition. Cloth 
Fine in dj. (No remainder marks)  
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Gaines, Ernest J. A LESSON BEFORE DYING.
NY: KNOPF. 1993 1993 0679754032 / 9780679754039 First Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. Near fine in plain mauve colored printed wrappers. (Mild crease at upper righthand corner of front cover. A few trivial touches of shelfwear at edges of covers) Basis for the critically acclaimed television film. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9 Gaines, Ernest J. A LESSON BEFORE DYING.
NORWALK EASTON PRESS. 1998 First Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
SIGNED Limited Collector's Edition. Fine in dark green leather binding with gilt edges & a satin marker ribbon. Mint in the publisher's plastic protective shrinkwrap. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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10 Gaines, Ernest J. (Contributor) THE BORZOI READER: VOLUME 5. NUMBER 2.
NY KNOPF. 1993 First Edition Fine with no dust jacket 
Spring 1993 issue. SIGNED by Ernest J. Gaines at the place in the text where an excerpt from his novel "A Lesson Before Dying" appears. Close to fine in tall printed wrappers. (B) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 Marcelin, Philippe-Thoby, & Marcelin, Pierre. THE PENCIL OF GOD.
BOSTON: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & COMPANY. 1951 1951 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
First American Edition. INSCRIBED by Philippe Thoby-Marcelin in 1953 to renowned photographer Sylvia Salmi on front end paper. A very good+ or better copy in priceclipped good only DJ. (Inscribee's printed sticker at head of front pastedown. Chipping to spine ends on DJ. Some other shallow chips to DJ. Shelf soiling to jacket. ) An uncommon signature. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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12 McMillan, Terry. (Editor) BREAKING ICE. AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN-AMERICAN FICTION.
NY: VIKING. 1990 1990 First Edition Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. SIGNED by Terry McMillan on title page. Also SIGNED by contributors: Ishmael Reed, Ernest Gaines & Tina Ansa at the places in the text where their work appears. Fine in plain bulky blue printed wrappers. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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13 McMillan, Terry. (Editor) BREAKING ICE. AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN-AMERICAN FICTION.
NY: VIKING. 1990 1990 067082562X / 9780670825622 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
SIGNED by editor Terry McMillan on the front endpaper. Also SIGNED by contributor Ernest Gaines at the place in the text where his story appears. Fine in a fine dj. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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14 McMillan, Terry. (Editor) BREAKING ICE. AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN-AMERICAN FICTION.
NY: VIKING. 1990 1990 067082562X / 9780670825622 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine 
SIGNED by contributors: Ishmael Reed, Tina Ansa, Ernest Gaines at the places in the text where their stories appear. It is also SIGNED by Terry McMillan on a specially designed publisher's label that is laid-in. Close to fine in fine jacket . (Light foxing at edges) 
Price: 250.00 USD
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15 Morrison, Toni. (Subject) TONI MORRISON. A READER'S CHECKLIST AND REFERENCE GUIDE.
MIDDLETOWN CHECKERBEE. 1999 First Edition. Soft Cover Fine 
Fine in mass market-size printed wrappers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Pinckney, Darryl. XX! St. Century.
New York Xx!st. CENTURY. 1991 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
SIGNED by Darryl Pinckney with drawing on page 22 where his story "The New Negro" appears. (Excerpted from his novel "High Cotton." ) Close to fine in tall pictorial printed wrappers. (Mild bump to lower edge of text) Uncommon ephemeral item.; 9 " x 13 3/4" 
Price: 75.00 USD
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17 Walker, Alice. THE TEMPLE OF MY FAMILIAR.
HARCOURT, BRACE & JOVANOVICH. SAN DIEGO 1989 1989 0151885354 / 9780151885350 First Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
SIGNED Limited Edition. One of 500 numbered copies. Fine in gold cloth in creme colored publisher's slipcase. (B) 
Price: 200.00 USD
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18 Walker, Alice. YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD WOMAN DOWN.
NY HARCOURT, BRACE & JOVANOVICH. 1981 0151997543 / 9780151997541 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
About fine in a priceclipped Nf. dj. (Hint of faint foxing at top edge. Crease on front dj. flap) Stories. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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19 West, Dorothy. The Wedding.
New York Doubleday. 1995 0-385-47143-2 / 9780385471435 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Later printing. Specially printed publisher's bookplate INSCRIBED by author Dorothy West to actress Margo Moorer a-fixed to front end paper. Fine in dust jacket. Presented in conjunction with the 1998 television film production directed by Charles Burnett. ; 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" 
Price: 125.00 USD
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