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Dirty Bird Blues

By: Major, Clarence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Mercury House: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7924

ISBN: 1562790838

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Signed by Major on the title page. A tiny remainder dot to the bottom page edges. A black musician and blue-collar worker faces the trials of family, friends, racism, and the lure of the bottle in 1950s Chicago. ; Remainder; 279 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Tempest Rising

By: McKinney-Whetstone, Diane

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19072

Condition: Near Fine


Inscribed by McKinney-Whetstone. An Uncorrected Proof in glossy illustrated wrappers. In this novel, three sisters in an upper-middle-class black family face the collapse of their father's business.; 280 pages; Signed by Author View more info

He Sleeps

By: McKnight, Reginald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19304

Condition: Very Good


An Advance Reading Copy in glossy wrappers. A novel set in Senegal, 1985, concerning an American black man's exploration of his sexual and racial identity. View more info

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Disappearing Acts

By: McMillan, Terry

Price: $23.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1990

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1226

ISBN: 0224027085

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Signed by McMillan on the title page. A love story between an aspiring singer and a sometimes-employed carpenter with an estranged wife and three young children. The basis for the movie starring Wesley Snipes. ; 384 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Waiting to Exhale

By: McMillan, Terry

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1725

ISBN: 0670839809

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


Inscribed by McMillan, and dated in 1993. A bump to the bottom corner. The story of four black women friends and their frequently disastrous encounters with black men. The basis for the movie starring Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston, and Forest Whitaker. ; 409 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Walkin' the Dog

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Company: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22665

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Mosley. An Advance Reading Copy in glossy illustrated covers. Tanning to the inside covers and page edges. A Socrates Fortlow novel.; 245 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Ella Baker: Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement

By: Moye, J. Todd

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, Rowman and Littlefield: 2015

Edition: First Paperback Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 23150

ISBN: 1442215666

Condition: Very Good


An unmarked copy with slight rubbing to the covers. Bibliography, illustrated, index.; 185 pages View more info

The Women of Brewster Place

By: Naylor, Gloria

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1982

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1191

ISBN: 0670778559

Condition: Very Good in Fine dust jacket


Signed by Naylor. Very slight age toning to the edge of the boards, and faint erasure marks to the free endpaper. The stories of seven African American women living in an urban ghetto evoke the energy, brutality, compassion, and desolation of modern black America. Shortlisted for the National Book Award. ; Signed by Author View more info

Bailey's Cafe (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Naylor, Gloria

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace, & Jovanovich: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1442

ISBN: 0151104506

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Signed by Naylor on the title page. An abrasion to the free endpaper. A self-professed curmudgeon, the Bailey, whose eatery gives Naylor's novel its title, serves up lousy coffee and greasy food at that crossroads of the world, Brooklyn. By the author of The Women of Brewster Place. A signed Advance Reading Copy is included.; Signed by Author View more info

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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

By: Packer, ZZ

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Riverhead Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22670

Condition: Very Good


Signed and dated by Packer. An Uncorrected Proof in black and white illustrated covers. A short story collection on race and race relations. ; 238 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Half Past Autumn: A Retrospective

By: Parks, Gordon

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 23349

ISBN: 0821222988

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Blue cloth stamped in silver to the spine, matching blue endpapers. Accompanies a traveling exhibit organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. A spot of rubbing to the bottom corner The dust jacket has slight edgewear. ; 360 pages View more info

High Hand

By: Phillips, Gary

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Kensington Publishing: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2924

ISBN: 1575666162

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Signed by Phillips on the title page. Martha Chainey, athletic, gun-toting ex-showgirl and mob money courier, makes her debut in this heist thriller, in which everybody is a crook. ; 242 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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The Perpetrators

By: Phillips, Gary

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Uglytown: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4529

ISBN: 0966347374

Condition: Fine


Signed by Phillips on the title page. A paperback original by the author of the Ivan Monk mysteries. ; 173 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Airing Dirty Laundry

By: Reed, Ishmael

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Addison-Wesley: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4027

ISBN: 0201624621

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Signed by Reed on the title page. A review copy with publisher's material laid in. A tiny stain to the bottom page edges. This gathering of essays represents Reed at his outspoken, polemical best.; 284 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Comparative Perspectives on Slavery in New World Plantation Societies

By: Rubin, Vera; Arthur Tuden

Price: $31.00

Publisher: New York, New York Academy of Sciences: 1993

Edition: First Hardcover Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22852

ISBN: 0897668596

Condition: Very Good


Proceedings of a New York Academy of Sciences Conference, May 1976, originally published in 1977. An unmarked copy. ; 703 pages View more info

African Sculpture

By: Segy, Ladislas

Price: $97.00

Publisher: New York, Dover: 1958

Seller ID: 5935

Condition: Good


A unique binding of African Sculpture done in leathers from Africa. The front cover depicts an African head, and the back cover is a map of Africa hand stamped in mottled gray. The book is a Dover original hard cover, with the original covers removed. Offsetting to the endpapers. View more info

This Side of the Sky

By: Singleton, Elyse

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, BlueHen: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12828

ISBN: 0399149201

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Briefly inscribed by Singleton on the front free endpaper. Slight rubbing to the head of the spine. From the stark realities of life in rural Mississippi, through the racism they encounter in Philadelphia and France during World War II, two friends--Lilian and Myraleen--follow their own uncertain paths through the changing world. A first novel. ; 326 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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We Shall Not Be Moved

By: Thomas, Velma Maia

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: [2002]

Seller ID: 23107

ISBN: 0609604821

Condition: Fine


As new in publisher's shrinkwrap. African-American history through removable documents and letters. View more info

Only Twice I've Wished for Heaven

By: Trice, Dawn Turner

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Crown: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12090

ISBN: 0517704285

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Signed and dated by Trice. This first novel describes an 11-year-old girl's exposure to two African American cultures that exist within yards of each other in the Chicago ghetto. ; 304 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Weather Reports : New and Selected Poems

By: Troupe, Quincy

Price: $37.00

Publisher: New York, Harlem River Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2846

ISBN: 0863160034

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Signed and inscribed by Troupe at his poem, White Weekend. A spot of rubbing to the heel of the spine. ; 177 pages; Signed by Author View more info