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ALL OUR NAMES.
(London): Septre, (2014). First UK edition. SIGNED by Mengestu on the title page. "....a transfixing portrait of love and grace, self-determination, and the names we are given and the names we earn" -- from the dust jacket flap. 8vo gilt-stamped black cloth boards; 256 pages. Fine in fine gold-foil dust..... Item #72165 More
London: Chatto & Windus, n-d . First UK edition. Advance reading copy in glossy pictorial paperwraps with front cover mimicking the eventual dust jacket design but with "A magnificent novel of freedom, and the freedom to love" at top, small black-and-white photo of Morrison near center, and "Uncorrected Proof" at..... Item #71592 More
THE BLUEST EYE: A Novel.
New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, (1970). First edition. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with professional repair to two small tears. Housed in custom clamshell case with Nobel-citation quote on front TOGETHER WITH an INVITATION SIGNED BY MORRISON to a private reception in honor of her having been..... Item #71735 More
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992). First edition. Her fourth book. Fine in near fine dust jacket with one tiny closed tear at base of spine. Item #20551 More
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1985. First edition. INSCRIBED on front endpaper "To Doris [Grumbach] | A sister in | the arts | Gloria Naylor". Fine in dust jacket with touch of edge wear to top edge of spine and two closed tears on rear panel edge. Item #30704 More
THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1983). First UK edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Tiny nick in rear spine gutter, otherwise fine in dust jacket with tiny closed tear to front spine fold, and short split in front flap with tiny nick at top. Item #15869 More
I HAVE CHANGED; ("A Shockingly Personal Statement in a Tragically Impersonal Time"--dust jacket front).
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1972. First edition. Review copy with publisher's review slip indicating publication date of August 26, 1972, and promo letter laid in reading in part, "Thirty-six years after his humiliation of Hitler, Jesse Owens has been invited by the German government to be a...... Item #55557 More
A SIMPLE MATTER OF JUSTICE: The Phyllis Wheatley YWCA Story.
Pompano Beach, FL: Exposition Press, (1985). First edition. Written by an educator, administrator and past president of the PW YWCA, this history of the independent Young Womens Christian Association of Washington DC founded by and for black women chronicles its struggles with the all-white National Capital YWCA at the height..... Item #56056 More
THE WIND DONE GONE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001. First edition. SIGNED with a quote by the author on the title page. The unauthorized parody of that famous novel of the South. Fine in dust jacket. Item #48765 More
STRANGER AND ALONE.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., (1950). First edition. The front of the dust jacket proclaims this black author's only novel as "the story of a man who betrayed his own people." Covers and page edges slightly foxed, otherwise fine in a bright dust jacket with subtle foxing to rear..... Item #23706 More
THE FALL: From Decency to Degradation.
(Belmont: American Opinion, 1969). First edition thus: a reprint of Schuyler's article first appearing in the January, 1969 issue of American Opinion magazine, the journal of the John Birch Society. Inside cover text includes pricing for ordering 1,000 or more copies. There can't have been many takers. 12 pages including..... Item #3565 More
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1997). First edition. Oral history recorded from speeches and interviews, illustrated with collages by Susan L. Roth. "Leon Tillage's recollections are a disturbing and moving reminder of the uselessness of hatred and the senselessness of racism."--dust jacket flap. Nikki Giovanni blurb on back of dust..... Item #47450 More
THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES.
(London): The Women's Press, (1994). First edition. The title was changed to THE COMPLETE STORIES for publication. There is no comparable U.S. edition. Uncorrected proof, near fine in light blue paperwraps with "Short" x'ed out on cover and lower rear tip of cover and last few pages slightly bumped. Very..... Item #25104 More
HER BLUE BODY EVERYTHING WE KNOW: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace, (1991). First edition. SIGNED on title page. Fine in dust jacket. Item #40468 More
THE THIRD LIFE OF GRANGE COPELAND.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1970). First edition. Corners a little rubbed as is the top of the spine, otherwise very good to fine in slightly soiled dust jacket with three small chips (two on corners) and three small closed tears. Item #29748 More
YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD WOMAN DOWN.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1981). First edition. "Fourteen provocative and sometimes humorous stories about contemporary women." Fine in near fine dust jacket with very minor edge wear and faint soiling. Item #11992 More
AN ANTHOLOGY OF VERSE BY AMERICAN NEGROES: Edited with a Critical Introduction, Biographical Sketches of the Authors, and Bibliographical Notes; [Spine title: POETRY BY AMERICAN NEGROES].
Durham: Trinity College Press, 1924. First edition. Collection of poetry by Black authors edited by self-described "Southern white men" with biographical sketches that occasionally (and inexplicably) include home addresses (Countee Cullen, 234 West 131 St., NY; Jessie Redmond [sic] Fauset, 69 Fifth Ave., NY, etc.). Includes poems by and biographical..... Item #72045 More
A GLANCE AWAY.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, (1967). First edition. Author's first book. A black reformed drug addict and a white middle-aged professor. Very good to fine with cloth corners and spine ends a little rubbed and back endpaper at hinge separating a bit; in a near fine, bright dust jacket..... Item #52064 More
THE TREASURE OF PLEASANT VALLEY.
New York: The Dial Press, 1955. First edition. Near fine in a very good or better dust jacket with rubbing, light soiling, creasing on edges and shallow chips and nicks. Item #35020 More
New York: The Dial Press, 1947. First edition. Very good with some soiling on lower cloth edges, foxing on pages edges and light offset to endpapers; in dust jacket with a few short closed tears, creasing on edges, shallow nicks and a light dampstain on back panel. Item #35046 More