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1 Abrahams, Peter. THIS ISLAND NOW.
LONDON: FABER. 1966 1966 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First British Edition. Close to fine in a Nf.dj. (Traces of offsetting on endpapers. A few mild spots of rubbing to dj.) South African writer. 
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 
First edition. Near fine in very good+ to near fine dust jacket . (Faint foxing at top edge. Mild sunning to upper edges of boards. Jacket slightly age toned. Foxing at top edge. ) Poet's SECOND book. The 1978 Lamont Poetry selection. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 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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4 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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5 Beckham, Barry. MY MAIN MOTHER.
WALKER. NY 1969 1969 0340784393 / 9780340784396 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine 
First edition. Fine in very good+ or better price-clipped dust jacket. (Some rubbing at spine of jacket. A few short edge tears & touches of shelf-wear. ) FIRST book by the author of "Runner Mack." 
Price: 125.00 USD
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6 Beckham, Barry. RUNNER MACK.
MORROW. NY 1972 1972 Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First edition. INSCRIBED & dated in year of publication by Barry Beckham on half-title page. Fine in price-clipped near fine . Dust jacket (1"- inch tear with crease at head of front cover. A few short edge nicks in DJ. Tiny soil spot on front cover. ) Said to be the first black-authored baseball novel. Uncommon. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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7 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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8 Cullen, Countee. COLOR.
HARPERS. NY 1925 1925 Reprint; Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Good dust jacket 
Later printing. Nearly fine in fair to good only dust jacket. (Top edge lightly faded. Trace of wear to tips of boards. Several fairly small chips to DJ. Separation at spine of DJ. One inch tear at head of front cover) Rare in any period DJ. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9 Everett, Percival L. SUDER.
NY VIKING. 1983 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in plain yellow printed wrappers. Author's FIRST book. A baseball novel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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10 Everett, Percival L. SUDER.
NY VIKING. 1983 0670681105 / 9780670681105 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
First edition. INSCRIBED by Percival Everett & dated in 1987 on the half-title page. Near fine in fine dust jacket. (Trace of foxing at top edge. ) Author's FIRST book. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 Everett, Percival L. SUDER.
NY VIKING. 1983 0670681105 / 9780670681105 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
First edition. Near fine in very close to fine dust jacket. (2 exceedingly faint soil spots at top edge. Half-inch tear at head of rear panel of jacket. ) Sharp copy of the author's FIRST book. A baseball novel 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Fauset, Jesse Redmon. Plum Bun. a Novel Without a Moral.
London PANDORA. 1985 0863580440 / 9780863580444 1st Edition (thus); 1st Printing (thus) Paperback. Fine with no dust jacket 
First paperback edition. (The only edition of this Harlem Renaissance novel to be published since it's original publication in 1928) Apart from light toning to text a fine copy in pictorial printed wrappers. ; 5" x 7 3/4"; 379 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 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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14 Gaines, Ernest J. A LESSON BEFORE DYING.
NY KNOPF. 1993 0679414770 / 9780679414773 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Near fine in fine dust jacket. (Light trace of foxing at top edge. ) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 Gaines, Ernest J. A LESSON BEFORE DYING. BROADSIDE.
BERKELEY: BLACK OAK BOOKS. 1994 1994 First Edition Broadside Fine with no dust jacket 
BROADSIDE. (7" X 11 1/2") Fine on a single printed sheet. Printed at the Okeanos Press. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Gaines, Ernest J. (Contributor) The Borzoi Reader. Spring 1993: Volume 5 Number 2.
New York Knopf. 1993 First Edition; First Printing Stapled Wrappers/paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
SIGNED by Ernest J,. Gaines on page 5 where an excerpt from his soon to be published novel "A Lesson Before Dying" is featured. Near fine in tall stapled wrappers. (Creasing on rear cover. ) ; 9 " X 12 3/4" 
Price: 100.00 USD
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17 Himes, Chester. BABY SISTER.
PARIS L' INSTANT NOIR. 1987 First Edition; First Printing Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Near fine in pictorial boards, without dj. as issued. (Couple minor rubs & hint of shelf wear to covers) Text in French. First separate publication of "Baby Sister" from "Black On Black" and includes Naturally, the Negro" & "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" two posthumous publications. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 Himes, Chester. (Text) Devaux-Minie, Helene. (Trans.) LE MANTEAU DE REVE. ("DREAM COAT.")
PARIS LIEU COMMUN. 1982 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
First edition. Near fine in pictorial printed wrappers. (Trace of light foxing to preliminary pages. Mild curl to edges of covers. ) Text in French. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Himes, Chester. (Text) Devaux-Minie, Helene. (Trans.) UN JOLI COUPL DE LUNE. ("THE LUNATIC FRINGE.")
PARIS LIEU COMMUN. 1988 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
First edition. Fine in printed wrappers. Text in French. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 Hurston, Zora Neale. (letters) Kaplan, Carla. (Collected & edited) ZORA NEALE HURSTON: A LIFE IN LETTERS.
NY DOUBLEDAY. 2002 First Edition Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
BOUND GALLEY. (So stated) Fine in bulky pictorial printed wrappers. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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