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21 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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22 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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23 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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24 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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25 Hurston, Zora Neale. (Text) Wideman, John Edgar. (Foreword) Kaplan, Carla. (Editor & Author of the introduction) EVERY TONGUE GOT TO CONFESS. NEGRO FOLK-TALES FROM THE GULF STATES.
NY HARPER COLLINS. 2001 First Edition Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in plain yellow printed wrappers. (Publicity release & color book card laid-in) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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26 Johnson, Charles. & Chernow, Ron. IN SEARCH OF A VOICE.
WASHINGTON, DC LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 1991 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
First edition. Fine in trade-size printed wrappers. The National Book Week lectures. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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27 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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28 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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29 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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30 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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31 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: 250.00 USD
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32 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: 150.00 USD
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33 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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34 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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35 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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36 Reed, Ishmael. JAPANESE BY SPRING.
ATHENEUM. NY 1993 1993 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. SIGNED by Ishmael Reed. Fine in plain yellow printed wrappers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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37 Reed, Ishmael. THE TERRIBLE THREES.
ATHENEUM. NY 1989 1989 0689118937 / 9780689118937 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. SIGNED by Ishmael Reed. Fine in plain red printed wrappers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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38 Reed, Ishmael. WRITIN' IS FIGHTIN'.
ATHENEUM. NY 1988 1988 0689707347 / 9780689707346 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. SIGNED by Ishmael Reed. Fine in plain green printed wrappers. Essays on boxing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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39 Sallis, James. CHESTER HIMES. A LIFE.
NY: WALKER. 2001 2001 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
First American edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in pictorial printed wrappers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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40 Schuyler, George Samuel. (Writing as Samuel I. Brooks) Hill, Robert A. (Edited with afterword) Williams, John A. (Foreword) BLACK EMPIRE.
BOSTON NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY PRESS. 1991 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in plain tan printed wrappers. Published for first time in book form. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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