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Black on Black: Commentaries By Negro Americans

By: Adoff, Arnold (Edited by)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1969

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed

Book ID: SCW09431


BZ1 - A 2nd printing ex-library hardcover book in good condition in good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping and crease on the edges, sides, and corners, label on the spine, scratches and rubbing, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), tape stains on the cover and endpapers, light discoloration and shelf wear. SIGNED by Amiri Baraka (formerly known as LeRoi Jones) on his sto... View more info

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I Shall Not Be Moved

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Bantam Books: 1991

Book ID: SCW04322


CH4 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some very, very light edge wear around the cover edges plus the original owner's name is in ink on the front endpaper. A collection of poetry by a noted African American poet. These poems exhibit her gift for capturing the triumph and pain of being black in addition to every man and woman's struggle to be free. By the au... View more info

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Black Time: Fiction of Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States

By: Barthold, Bonnie J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut, USA, Yale University Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW13506


BZ2 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. A sequence of numbers with the "1" present appearing on the copyright page with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in black cloth covered boards with silver lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with the dust jacket mylar sleeve endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual librar... View more info

The Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition

By: Bell, Bernard W.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Amherst, Massachusetts, The University of Massachusetts Press: 1987

Book ID: EC12972BB


BS2 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has taped label on the spine. wrinkling and crease on some edges and corners, inside flaps taped on the top and bottom to the book cover, and light shelf wear otherwise good. Book has some rubbing on the cover edges, some soiling on the bottom near the spine, some stains on the page edges, library stamping on the top and copyright page with label, cardholder adhered on the back loose endpaper, reading wear with wrinkling, crease, some penc... View more info

The Chaneysville Incident

By: Bradley, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Harper & Row: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: FI48AA


E1 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has wrinkling and crease on the top spine and lightly on the bottom, discoloration, and very light shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has some dust on the top, light bending on the covers, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. The Chaneysville Incident is the powerful story of a man's obsession with discovering what that something was, what it had to do with the deaths of his slave great-grandfather and his moonshiner fa... View more info

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The Chaneysville Incident

By: Bradley, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: HB03BB


AC2 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the dedication page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling and chipping on edges, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Winner of the National Book Award. 9.5"x6.5", 432 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Darktown Strutters: A Novel

By: Brown, Wesley

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Cane Hill Press: 1994

Book ID: SCW00354


CB5 - A trade paperback in near fine condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps. The story of Jim Crow, a remarkable black dancer, born in slavery, who performs in minstrel shows, South and North, during the furious times of pre- and post-Civil War America. His experiences, onstage and off, are a mix of applause with mob violence, of love and loss, played against the grim laughter of a black nation within a nation finding its way to an ever-elu... View more info

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Such Sweet Thunder

By: Carter, Vincent O.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: South Royalton, Vermont, USA, Steerforth Press: 2003

Book ID: SCW12721


BG3 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A novel originally written in 1963 but not previously published. It is set in Kansas City in the years just before and during World War II. The main character is an African-American boy and his experiences paint a picture of an era ... View more info

Black Ice

By: Cary, Lorene

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Book ID: SCW00760


BZ2 - A trade paperback book in near fine condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with the original owner's name in ink at the top right corner of the front endpaper. An epic of the young heard, mind and body meeting life itself. Probably the most beautifully written and the most moving African-American autobiographical narrative since Maya Angelou's celebrated "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." (Arnold Rampersad) 238p. View more info

Writings of Carrie Williams Clifford and Carrie L. M. Figgs

By: Clifford, Carrie Williams and Carrie Law Morgan Figgs

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, G. K. Hall & Co./Simon & Schuster Macmillan: 1996

Book ID: SCW07478


BI6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus the endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus there are the usual library stamps and labels on the top outside paper edges, front endpaper, and title page. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus there is a library label on the back plus the endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A collection of po... View more info

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Going to the Territory

By: Ellison, Ralph

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: EC20925BB


CN1 - A first edition ex-library hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has taped label on the spine, wrinkling on some edges, inside flaps adhered to the fixed endpapers, discoloration and light shelf wear. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), light discoloration and shelf wear. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

The Bloodworth Orphans

By: Forrest, Leon

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, USA, Another Chicago Press: 1987

Book ID: SCW01271


BZ2 - A trade paperback book in near fine condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear. Introduction by John G. Cawelti. The story is about the relationships of the bastards and orphans sired by the slave-owning Bloodworth family. It is South Side Chicago from the perspective of African Americans who had migrated from the South and settled in urban ghettoes. Forrest is noted for his use of the lyrical speech and Baptist pulpit... View more info

Billy

By: French, Albert

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Viking/Penguin Group: 1993

Edition: 2nd Printing

Book ID: SCW11661


BZ2 - A hard cover 2nd printing withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition with a dust jacket in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in gray paper covered boards quarter bound in white cloth with silver lettering and graphics on the spine with minor overall shelf wear with some tape staining on the outside surfaces of the front and back boards from where the dust jacket endflaps were taped to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps ... View more info

A Different Kind of Christmas

By: Haley, Alex

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Doubleday: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW05543


CC5 - A hard cover stated first edition book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in white cloth covered boards with metallic copper lettering and graphics on the spine and a large metallic copper graphic on the front with only very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear. A drama of a white Southerner and a black slave who work toward a mutual goal. It is a moving story of physical and moral courage and ... View more info

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William Wells Brown and Clotelle: A Portrait of the Artist in the First Negro Novel

By: Heermance, J. Noel

Price: $8.50

Publisher: North Haven, CT, U.S.A., Shoe String Press, Incorporated: 1969

Book ID: SCW06259


BI3 - A tight, clean, sound copy in black cloth covered boards with silver lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library tape, marks and stamps on the inside surface of the front board, the front endpaper and title page plus there is some light tape staining on the outside board surfaces and front and back endpapers from where a dust jacket was taped down to the boards. A biography and literary criticism of the first African-A... View more info

Cry Me a River

By: Hill, Ernest

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Dafina Books/Kensington Publishing Corp.: 2003

Book ID: SCW08752


CB5 - A first edition advance reading copy/uncorrected proof book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in light blue wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A story about an absentee father from a "no good family." He was sent to prison and his wife was left to raise their son alone. The son needs the father now. The young man is on Louisiana's death row for the murder of a young... View more info

Joy

By: Hunt, Marsha

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Dutton/Plume: 1992

Book ID: SCW08585


CA3 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white, black, and orange wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very light edge wear along the front cover's bottom edge. A novel that is a portrait of the black woman's experience in two different generations and the betrayal of promises in a country still divided by race. This is a title in the publisher's Contemporary Fiction series. View more info

Dust Tracks on a Road/an Autobiography

By: Hurston, Zora Neale

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Perennial Library/ Harper & Row, Publishers: 1991

Book ID: SCW12646


CC6 - A trade paperback book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall shelf wear with some yellowing of the paper edges plus there is a remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges plus there is a black bookplate on the inside surface of the front cover. With a foreword by Maya Angelou. The autobiography of a noted African-American novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist. By the author of "Their Eyes Were Wa... View more info

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Walking Through Mirrors

By: Jackson, Brian Keith

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster Inc.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW08073


BH6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, marks, and label on the top outside paper edges, front free endpaper, and dedication page. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus the endflaps are glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A novel about the life of an A... View more info

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Spiritual Empowerment in Afro-American Literature: Frederick Douglass, Rebecca Jackson, Booker T. Washington, Richard Wright, Toni Morrison

By: James H. Evans, Jr.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Lewiston, New York, The Edwin Mellen Press: 1987

Book ID: EC31190BB


CT4 - An ex-library hardcover book in good condition that has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), has bumped corners, rubbing, light scratches, some stains, pencil writing and marking, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. Studies in Art and Relgious Interpretation, Volume 6. 9.25"x6.25", 174 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info