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1 (Zora Neale Hurston) Adapted for the stage by George C. Wolfe. SPUNK.
New York TCG. 1991 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine 
First Edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. Small print run. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2 Adler, Elmer. (Editor) BREAKING INTO PRINT.
SIMON & SCHUSTER. NY 1937 1937 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
First edition. Near fine in very good dust jacket. (Chipping at upper inch of spine on jacket. Price-clip. Several small chips & tears in jacket. ) Essay by Charles W. Chestnutt on his first published work. An uncommon collection. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Angelou, Maya. Gather Together in My Name.
New York Random House. 1974 394486927 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First Edition. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (Spine on jacket somewhat faded but still readable. Light foxing at edges. ) Author's THIRD book. ; 5 3/4" x 8 1/2"; 214 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Angelou, Maya. GATHER TOGETHER IN MY NAME.
NY RANDOM HOUSE. 1974 0394486927 / 9780394486925 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Close to fine in price-clipped, otherwise near fine dust jacket. (Orange hue on spine of jacket slightly faded. Faint foxing at edges. ) Author's THIRD book. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 Angelou, Maya. JUST GIVE ME A COOL DRINK OF WATER 'FORE I DIIIE.
NY RANDOM HOUSE. 1971 0394471423 / 9780394471426 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
About fine in a close to fine dj. (Light corner creases on dj. flaps) Author's SECOND book. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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6 Baldwin, James. BLUES FOR MR. CHARLIE.
NY THE DIAL PRESS. 1964 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
First edition. Near fine in very good+ dust jacket. (3 half inch tears in jacket. A few clear tape mends on inside of jacket. Hint of faint foxing at top edge. ) 
Price: 150.00 USD
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7 Baraka, Amiri. (Leroi Jones) SELECTED PLAYS AND PROSE OF AMIRI BARAKA/LEROI JONES.
NY MORROW. 1979 0688034950 / 9780688034955 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First Edition. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (Slightly discernIble dampstain on reverse of jacket. ) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 Beatty, Paul. THE WHITE BOY SHUFFLE.
BOSTON HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY. 1996 0395742803 / 9780395742808 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in pictorial printed wrappers. Author's FIRST novel. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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9 Brooks, Gwendolyn. A STREET IN BRONZEVILLE.
NY HARPER & BROTHERS. 1945 First Edition; First Printing Near Fine in Good dust jacket 
First edition. Near fine in good dust jacket. (Mild trace of shelfsoiling at top edge. (1"-inch tear at base of rear panel of DJ. 1/2"-inch tear at head of front panel. 1/2"-inch chip at crest of spine on DJ. Removing "A" in title. Long tears at seam of spine which appear nearly indiscernable under a plastic protective cover) Author's FIRST book. (GC) 
Price: 375.00 USD
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10 Chesnutt, Charles W. PAUL MARCHAND, E.M.C.
MISSISSIPPI. JACKSON 1998 1998 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
First edition. REVIEW COPY. (Publicity release laid-in) . Near fine in fine dust jacket. (Hint of foxing at edges. ) Written in the 1920's but published here for the first time. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 Chesnutt, Charles W. THE MARROW OF TRADITION.
NY ARNO & NEW YORK TIMES. 1969 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Reprint of 1901 edition. Shot from the text of a first edition printing at Howard University. Near fine in black & white cloth, without dj. as issued. (Small sequence of penned numbers at base of copyright page) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 Childress, Alice. Letter from Writer Alice Childress to Attorney Leo Laskoff with Small Archive.
1957 Letter Fine with no dust jacket 
LETTER with Ms. Childress New York City home address and date: February 12, 1957 typed at upper right-hand corner. (2pp. 7 paragraphs) Typed single-spaced on onion-skin paper. Ms. Childress' name typed at conclusion. (no signature) The letter pertains to an un-named musical theatre project to be produced at Smalls' Paradise in Harlem. Attorney Leo Laskoff contracted Ms. Childress to provide the literary material to go forward. A small archive relating to the project comprising: 2 letters from Mr. Laskoff addressed to the writer's agent, Flora Roberts, and 2 letters from said agent to the attorney accompany the Childress letter. There is interesting content about the young writer's concerns. The fate of the project is not mentioned. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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13 Dove, Rita. MOTHER LOVE.
NORTON. NY 1995 1995 0393038084 / 9780393038088 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
First edition. REVIEW COPY. (Publicity release laid-in) Near fine in fine dust jacket. (Hint of light foxing at top & fore edges. ) Poetry. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 Ellis, Trey. PLATITUDES.
NY: VINTAGE CONTEMPORARIES. 1988 1988 0394754395 / 9780394754390 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Trade Paperback. First Edition. Signed by Author. First Edition. A Trade Paperback Original. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in pictorial printed wrappers. Author's FIRST book. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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15 Ellison, Ralph. SHADOW & ACT.
RANDOM HOUSE. NY 1964 1964 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Near fine in a close to fine dj. (Strip of offsetting to front pastedown & endpaper. Tiny chip at base of front endpaper. A few nicks in dj. Strip of toning along upper edge of dj.) 
Price: 150.00 USD
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16 Ellison, Ralph. Shadow & Act.
RANDOM HOUSE. NY 1964 1964 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
REVIEW COPY. (Slip & glossy photo of the author laid-in) Fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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17 Gaines, Ernest J. A Gathering of Old Men.
New York Knopf. 1983 394514688 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fine dust jacket 
First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. ; 5 3/4" x 8 1/2"; 214 pages 
Price: 200.00 USD
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18 Giovanni, Nikki. BLUES FOR ALL THE CHANGES.
MORROW. NY 1999 1999 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in glossy pictorial printed wrappers. New poems. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Giovanni, Nikki. QUILTING THE BLACK-EYED PEA. POEMS & NOT QUITE POEMS.
NY MORROW. 2002 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in plain red printed wrappers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 Giovanni, Nikki. RACISM 101.
NY MORROW. 1994 0068843321 / 9780068843320 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
First edition. SIGNED & dated by Nikki Giovanni on title page. Near fine in fine dust jacket. (Edges lightly foxed. ) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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