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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 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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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 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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9 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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10 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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11 Gaines, Ernest J. A LESSON BEFORE DYING.
NY: KNOPF. 1993 1993 0679754032 / 9780679754039 First Edition; First Printing 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: 175.00 USD
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12 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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13 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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14 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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15 McMillan, Terry. (Editor) BREAKING ICE. AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN-AMERICAN FICTION.
NY: VIKING. 1990 1990 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. SIGNED by editor Terry McMillan & contributor Gloria Naylor 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: 450.00 USD
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16 McMillan, Terry. (Editor) BREAKING ICE. AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN-AMERICAN FICTION.
NY: VIKING. 1990 1990 067082562X / 9780670825622 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
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 fine dust jacket. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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17 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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18 Morrison, Toni. PARADISE.
New York KNOPF. 1998 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in plain grey printed wrappers. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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19 Morrison, Toni. PARADISE.
New York Book-Of-The-Month Club. 1998 0679433740 / 9780679433743 Reprint Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Second Edition. Deluxe edition. Fine in fine DJ. Enclosed in special green matching slipcase. Laid-in is the Paris Review Writers At Work interview with the author. Fine in stapled wrappers. (20pp. ) FIRST separate printing of this piece. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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20 Morrison, Toni. TAR BABY.
Franklin Center Franklin Library. 1981 First Edition Leather Binding. Fine with no dust jacket 
Precedes all other editions. Near fine in brown leather binding with gilt edges & a satin marker ribbon, without dust jacket as issued. (Mild rubbing to fore edge with hint of foxing. ) 
Price: 150.00 USD
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