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The Neglected Period of Anti-Slavery in America (1808-1831)

by Alice Dana Adams

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1908
Condition
Very Good -
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$500.00

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Boston: Ginn and Company, 1908. Original wraps. Very Good -. The uncommon 1908 1st edition of this important, against-the-grain argument positing that pre-Civil War opposition to slavery (specifically from 1808 to 1931) was far more entrenched than widely believed. Until this examination, the era had been called the "period of stagnation", in which, it was believed, there… Read more
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$500.00
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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

by Roy De Carava and Langston Hughes

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1955
Condition
Near Fine
Item Price
$1,000.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good -. A solid copy of the 1955 stated 1st printing, in its less common hardback edition. Tight and VG+ to Near Fine (very light offsetting along the edges) in a crisp, price-intact ($2.95), VG- example of the fragile dustjacket, with a small degree of chipping at the… Read more
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$1,000.00
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Caroling Dusk: An Anthology of Verse by Negro Poets

by Edited by Countee Cullen

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1927
Condition
Very Good
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$100.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927. Cloth. Very Good. Aaron Douglas. The 1927 stated 1st edition. Tight and VG in its dark cloth, with very lght chipping at the spine crown and light scuffing to the rear panel. Spine label missing as well. Octavo, title page, endsheet and pastedown decorations by the formidable Aaron Douglas. Furthermore, this copy… Read more
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$100.00
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Picketing Hell: A Fictitious Narrative

by Adam Clayton Powell, Sr

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1942
Condition
Very Good +
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$500.00

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New York: Wendell Malliet and Company, 1942. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good -. SIGNED BY ADAM CLAYTON POWELL, SR. on the frontispiece below his portrait. A solid copy to boot of the 1942 stated 1st edition. Tight and VG+ in a bright, VG- example of the fragile pictorial dustjacket, with chipping at the spine ends and very… Read more
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$500.00
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Retour en Afrique ("Back to Africa") -- In Dustjacket

by Chester Himes

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1964
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$200.00

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Librairie Plon, 1964. Original wraps. Very Good/Very Good -. The 1964 correct 1st edition, translated from English by Pierre Sergent. Solid and VG (light spotting and offsetting at the endpapers and pastedowns, small ink inscription to the front free endpaper) in a crisp, VG- example of the uncommon pictorial dustjacket, with pronounced spotting to the front panel… Read more
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$200.00
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New York & Boston: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1839. Original wraps. Good +. The American Anti-Slavery Almanac for 1839, with its uncommon original wrappers (mustard yellow) present but detached. Understandably fragile, given its age, but stll quite presentable. Light creasing along the edges, very light staining (not affecting the legibility of the text in the slightest) running across each… Read more
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$650.00
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Thunder an' Lightnin' Britches: The Astoundong Truth About Wings Over Jordan

by Ommo Aummen

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1942
Condition
Very Good +
Item Price
$150.00

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St. Petersburg, Florida: Blue Peninsular Sanctuary, 1942. Original wraps. Very Good +. The uncommon 1942 1st edition of this history of the "Wings Over Jordan" Choir (WOJC), a prominent African American choir from the late 1930s and early 1940s which made broadcast history with the first independently produced national and international radio programs created by African Americans. Solid… Read more
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$150.00
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Black Titan: W.E.B. Du Bois--An Anthology by the Editors of Freedomways

by The Editors of Freedomways

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1970
Condition
Near Fine
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$100.00

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Boston: Beacon Press, 1970. Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. An impressive copy of this 1970 anthology and tribute to the legendary W.E.B. Du Bois, in its much less common hardback edition. Tight and Near Fine (very light abrading at the front free endpaper) in a crisp, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket. Octavo, the editors of Freedomways ("a quarterly review of… Read more
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$100.00
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Philadelphia: Stereotyped by L. Johnson, 1842. Cloth. Very Good -. The 1842 1st edition of the report of this seminal case brought by "slavecatcher" Edward Prigg against Pennsylvania, a case which not only directly took on the legal question of States' rights (or their reach) to participate in the enforecement of capturing escaped slaves but also redefined… Read more
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$1,000.00
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Famous Negro Music Makers

by Langston Hughes

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1955
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$150.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1955. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. A solid, very presentable copy of the 1955 1st edition. Tight and VG (tasteful former owner bookplate and name in ink at the front free endpaper) in a bright, price-intact ($2.75), VG dustjacket, with light chipping (most notably at the spine crown) and several very small closed… Read more
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$150.00
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The Sweet Flypaper of Life (With Publisher's Printing Error)

by Langston Hughes and Roy De Carava

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1955
Condition
Very Good +
Item Price
$500.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. The 1955 stated 1st edition, in its less common hardback. This copy, while perfectly presentable and attractive, includes a publisher's printing error (in which the image of the front cover has been printed over what should have been the copyright and dedication pages). In spite of this,… Read more
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$500.00
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Toussaint L'Ouverture (In Dustjacket)

by Leslie Pinckney Hill

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1928
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$500.00

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Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1928. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good -. The 1928 1st edition of this "dramatic history in five parts", written by African-American educator, writer and community leader Leslie Pinckney Hill (1880-1960). Based on the life of Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743-1803), one of the key figures in the Haitian Revolution, the 1791-1804 "successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial… Read more
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$500.00
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Fire!! Devoted to Younger Negro Artists (Including the Publisher's Inserted Introduction/Prospectus)

by Wallace Thurman, Ed

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1982
Condition
Fine
Item Price
$100.00

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New York: The Fire!! Press, 1982. Original wraps. Fine. The first appearance of the facsimile re-issue of this short-lived, highly-influential literary magazine produced in the height of the Harlem Renaissance. Originally published in November 1926, hundreds of copies of the maiden issue of this new Quarterly were destroyed by fire. And coupled with financial challenges which forced the… Read more
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$100.00
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Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1947. Original wraps. Very Good. The 1st edition of this 1947 study of Negro education, sponsored by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education. Clean and VG in its beige wrappers, with light creasing along the panel edges. Thick octavo, dozens of black-and-white photos as well as charts and fold-out forms.
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$100.00
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The Fire This Time: The W.E.B. DuBois Clubs View of the Explosion in South Los Angeles

by Ron Ridenour, Anne Lselie and Victor Oliver

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1965
Item Price
$250.00

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W.E.B. DuBois Club of Los Angeles, 1965. Uncommon November 1965 response to the August 1965 Watts riots by the W.E.B. Du Bois Club of Los Angeles. A pristine copy. Crisp and Fine in its dark-red, stapled wrappers. (From the title page: "Fellow Negroes, is it not time to be men? Is it not time to strike back when we… Read more
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$250.00
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Not Like Niggers

by Edward G. Williams

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1969
Condition
Fine
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$100.00

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1969. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR EDWARD G. WILLIAMS on the front free endpaper. A crisp, very impressive copy to boot of the 1969 1st edition. Tight and Fine in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket. Octavo, also includes the publisher's original invitation celebrating the release of the book.
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Tales of Black Robin: (Adventures of a Black Robin Hood) and a Collection of Short Stories

by Harry L. Faggett

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1994
Condition
Fine
Item Price
$250.00

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Chicago: Adams Press, 1994. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. A near-pristine copy of the 1994 1st (and almost certainly only) edition of this uncommon collection of "Tales of Black Robin". Tight and Fine in a crisp, price-intact, Near Fine to Fine dustjacket. Octavo, centered on the character "John Robin, Chauffeur and African-American Robin Hood"
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Black Sects and Cults (Review Copy)

by Joseph R. Washington, Jr.

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1972
Condition
Fine
Item Price
$50.00

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co, 1972. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. A very solid copy of the 1972 stated 1st edition. A Review Copy to boot, with the Doubleday Review Slip laid-in. Tight and Fine (with no writing or markings of any kind internally) in a crisp, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with light soiling and scuffing to the panels… Read more
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Social Conditions of the Negro in The Hill District of Pittsburgh

by Survey Conducted under the Direction of Ira De A. Reid

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1930
Condition
Near Fine
Item Price
$100.00

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Pittsburgh: The General Committee on the Hill Survey, 1930. Cloth. Near Fine. A tight, very sharp copy of the 1930 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in its dark-green cloth, with bright gilt-titling to the front panel and largely-faded lettering along the spine. Octavo, 117 pgs., deckled fore-edge. "Survey Conducted under the Direction of Ira De A. Reid,… Read more
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Leiden, Holland: E.J. Brill, 1972. Near Fine. A very solid copy of the 1972 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in its orange cloth, with bright gilt-lettering to the front panel and lightly-faded lettering along the spine. Octavo, 174 pgs. plus bibliography.
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$50.00