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THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Gloria Naylor. 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.

[Book #15869]       Price: $75.00
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THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Gloria Naylor. THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE.
New York: Viking Press, (1982). First edition of the author's first book. Adapted into a 1989 TV movie with Oprah Winfrey, Robin Givens, Paul Winfield, and Cicely Tyson. Made into a play that we attended -- it translated to the stage very well. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #45666]       Price: $250.00
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THE WIND DONE GONE. Alice Randall. 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.

[Book #48765]       Price: $60.00
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STRANGER AND ALONE. J. Saunders Redding. 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 panel and two closed tears in upper front panel (barely visible).

[Book #23706]       Price: $50.00
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SHADOW AND SUNSHINE. Eliza Suggs. SHADOW AND SUNSHINE.
Ohama, Neb. [Privately published], 1906. First edition. Elizabeth "Eliza" Gertrude Suggs (1876-1908) was a physically impaired African-American author and lecturer born to former slaves. In SHADOW AND SUNSHINE, her only published book, Suggs recounts her parents' stories of being enslaved, other stories of slavery recalled by her mother, and her own remarkable life's story. Illustrated with photographs of Suggs and her family. Includes three poems by Suggs as well as poems selected from others' work. Introductions by Burton R. Jones and C. M. Damon. 18mo (4.25 x 6.25") brick-red cloth boards stamped in gilt on front and spine; 96 pages; six photographs, including frontis. About very good with few light stains, scattered marginal smudges, photo opposite p.[32] of "Rev James Suggs" starting; and photo opposite p.48 of "Four Generations" trimmed cutting off second line of text. Rare.

[Book #54954]       Price: $1,500.00
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THE NEGRO IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF VIRGINIA. Alrutheus Ambush Taylor. THE NEGRO IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF VIRGINIA.
Washington, D. C. The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, (1926). First edition. Foreword by Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association. Taylor's second of three monographs on reconstruction: the first focused on South Carolina, and the third on Tennessee. Spine lettering dulled, page edges lightly foxed, name on front endpaper, small stain at hinge on the back endpaper, otherwise very good, lacking dust jacket, if issued in one.

[Book #50454]       Price: $100.00
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THE COLOR PURPLE. Alice Walker. THE COLOR PURPLE.
New York: Harcourt Brace, (1982). First edition in first-issue dust jacket with only one address on rear flap. Her Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, SIGNED BY WALKER on half-title page. Basis for the Oscar-winning Steven Spielberg movie starring Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, and Oprah Winfrey. Near fine in very good dust jacket with small chips and wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #54726]       Price: $650.00
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THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES. Alice Walker. THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES.
(London): The Women's Press, (1994). First edition. The title was changed to THE COMPLETE STORES for publication. There is no comparable U.S. edition. Uncorrected proof, 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 scarce.

[Book #25104]       Price: $125.00
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HER BLUE BODY EVERYTHING WE KNOW: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete. Alice Walker. 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.

[Book #40468]       Price: $60.00
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ONCE: POEMS. Alice Walker. ONCE: POEMS.
New York: Harcourt Brace / Harvest Books, (1976). First Harvest Books edition and first paperback edition. Her first book, originally published in 1968. SIGNED by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #54445]       Price: $75.00
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THE THIRD LIFE OF GRANGE COPELAND. Alice Walker. 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.

[Book #29748]       Price: $150.00
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YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD WOMAN DOWN. Alice Walker. 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.

[Book #11992]       Price: $50.00
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A GLANCE AWAY. John Edgar Wideman. 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 with corners also a bit rubbed.

[Book #52064]       Price: $125.00
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NATIVE SON. Richard Wright. NATIVE SON.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1940. First edition of his first novel, the story of Bigger Thomas, who murders two women and is condemned to death. A complex novel about the feelings of being powerless, resentful and afraid of the white world. A very good copy in the first-issue dark-blue cloth with a tiny snag on front edge of front board and other minor wear; in very good, first-issue dust jacket, which is a little faded on spine and has a few small chips, some faint damp staining on back cover and old tape backing on spine ends. Still, a presentable copy of this important book by this author. HIS FIRST NOVEL.

[Book #52042]       Price: $1,000.00
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THE TREASURE OF PLEASANT VALLEY. Frank Yerby. 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.

[Book #35020]       Price: $50.00
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THE VIXENS. Frank Yerby. THE VIXENS.
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.

[Book #35046]       Price: $100.00
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