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The Book Of American Negro Spirituals & The Second Book Of Negro Spirituals, Johnson, James Weldon
101 Johnson, James Weldon The Book Of American Negro Spirituals & The Second Book Of Negro Spirituals
New York The Viking Press 1925 First Edition Oversize Cloth Without Dj. 
INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY JAMES WELDON JOHNSON. A very rare 2 volume collection of Negro Spirituals that were edited by Johnson. Each vol. contains 61 spirituals. Vol. 1.is a 2nd printing and has been signed by Johnson in 1936. Bookplate on pastedown. The 2nd vol. is a first printing and was also inscribed and signed by Johnson in 1936 and also has a bookplate on the pastedown. Johnson was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance and was also a lyricist, poet, teacher, lawyer and was also an influential Civl Rights activist. Postcard of a stamp honoring Johnson laid in. Lacking the dustjackets. Very minute wear tot he edges of the covers and light soiling to the top edges, otherwise these are nice clean copies and uncommon to find them inscribed. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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The Great White Hope Signed Color Still, Jones, Jame Earl
102 Jones, Jame Earl The Great White Hope Signed Color Still
Hollywood 20th Century Fox 1970 Original Signed Photograph Paper 
SIGNED IN SILVER INK BY JAMES EARL JONES. Nice color still of James Earl Jones in a scene from the movie that won him a best actor nomination for a role that he originaled on the stage. Based on the life of the great African American fighter Jack Johnson. Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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103 Jones, James Earl & Niven, Penelope Voices and Silences
New York Scribner's Sons 1993 0684195135 / 9780684195131 2nd Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED AND DATED BY JAMES EARL JONES. LAID IN IS AN UNCOMMON OFF SET SMALL PROGRAM FOR A PRODUCTION OF KING OEDIPUS THAT JONES DID OFF OFF BROADWAY IN THE EARLY 1970'S. The highly regarded African American actor tells of his life and career. 24pgs. of photos + list of theatre, film and television credits. There is a faint soft crease on the endsheet where the signature is that appears to have been caused by the binding. Vg/vg. ALSO LAID IN IS A NICE INSCRIBED AND SIGNED PORTRAIT OF JAMES EARL JONES. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Black Music, Jones, LeRoi, (Baraka, Amiri)
104 Jones, LeRoi, (Baraka, Amiri) Black Music
New York William Morrow & Co. 1967 First edition/1st Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED IN 1984 AMIRI BARAKA. Collection of essays, reviews & liner notes from the early 60's on jazz and the people who make jazz by the controversial African American poet and playwright whose been accused more than once of being anti-Semitic. 4 photos. A stunning copy. Fine/fine. LAID IN THE BOOK IS A HANDWRITTEN POSTCARD FROM BARAKA TO A FRIEND INQUIRING ABOUT A POETRY READING AND HIS DOING A BROADSIDE. DATED 1978. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Dutchman & The Slave, Jones, LeRoi, (Baraka, Amiri)
105 Jones, LeRoi, (Baraka, Amiri) Dutchman & The Slave
New York William Morrow & Co. 1964 1st Edition Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY AMIRI BARAKA (LeROI JONES) IN 1979. Two angry early plays by Baraka. Dutchman won Obie Award in 1963-1964 for the best Off Broadway Play. Gold sticker "Off-Broadway Winner Award" attached to the front panel of the dustjacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin. Baraka has faced much controversary in recent years including serious charges of anti-Semitism. Some very minor soiling to the back panel of the white dustjacket. Fine/fine. Also included is a first paper edition of "Preface To A Twenty Volume Suicide Note. Published in 1961. This is a small paper with all the correct points, $1.25 price on cover and the list of Corinth book titles on the last page. Former owner's signature on title pg. and a narrow fold to one page that appears to have occured during the binding. The book is nice and clean. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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106 Keating, Kevin & Kolleth, Michael The Negro Leagues Autograph Guide
Virginia Tuff Stuff Books 1999 093062551x / 9780930625511 First Edition Oversize Paper 
The first book of autograph samples from baseball's famed and fabled Negro leagues. Includes over 200 signatures along with analyses and values. Illustrated with 100's of small portraits. Small bumping to the top corner and bottom corner of the back cover which is lightly mirrored to some of the last pages of the book. Vg. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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James Baldwin, Kenan, Randall
107 Kenan, Randall James Baldwin
New York Chelsea House 1994 0791028763 / 9780791028766 1st Paper Edition Paper 
The life and times of the fine gay African American writer and civil rights advocate. Illustrated with 33 photos and illustrations + chron. & list of books published. The book was published as part of an ambitious series of books on notable gay men and lesbians, and although many tiles were mentioned as forthcoming, few actually made it to print. Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Pic, Kerouac, Jack Preface by Henry Miller
108 Kerouac, Jack Preface by Henry Miller Pic
New York Grove Press/Evergreen 1973 0394178149 / 9780394178141 1st Evergreen Printing. Paperback 
Kerouac's last novel about a 10 year old black boy growing up in the North Carolina of 1948. Owner sig. otherwise a very nice tight copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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109 Kimball, Robert & Bolcom, William Reminiscing with Sissle and Blake
New York The Viking Press 1973 670593885 First Edition Oversize Boards & Cloth W. Dj. 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY EUBIE BLAKE IN 1979. Large pictorial history of the great song writing and vaudeville team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake whose partnership spanned more than 50 years. . Illustrated with 100's of photos and memorabilia. Short mended tear to the bottom of the front panel of the dustjacket and a few small chips mainly to the top edge of the spine panel. Fine/near fine. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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110 Kimball, Robert & Bolcom, William Reminiscing with Sissle and Blake
New York The Viking Press 1973 670593885 First Edition Oversize Boards & Cloth W. Dj. 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY 16 PERFORMERS ON THE FRONT AND BACK ENDSHEET AND FRONT PASTEDOWN INCLUDING EUBIE BLAKE, ADELAIDE HALL, SLIM THOMPSON, HELEN ARMSTEAD JOHNSON, FERDI & FLO, ESTELLINE PIKE, AMY OLSON, TOMMY & KITY, MARQUERITE CARTWRIGHT, MARION JONES WHORTHY WARNER, THOMASINA JOHNSON NORFORD, RUBY W. NICHOLAS & OTHERS. Large over 250pg. pictorial history and tribute to two great performers-composers Noble Sissle & Eubie Blake and their many years in vaudeville and the musical theatre. The book is beautifully illustrated with 100's of vintage photos & theatre memorabilia along with the lyrics for many of their songs. Also includes extensive text with most of the material coming from the archives of Sissle & Blake. Also laid in is A SMALL 5" X 7" WHITE CARD THAT HAS BEEN INSCRIBED AND SIGNED IN INK BY EUBIE BLAKE WHO HAS ALSO WRITTEN IN PENCIL A BAR OF MUSIC TO HIS MOST FAMOUS SONG "I'M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY." ALSO LAID IN IS A SMALL PUBLICITY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED PHOTO CARD OF ESTELLINE WHO FROM THE PHOTO APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN A SWORD SWALLOWER. ALSO INCLUDED IS A PROGRAM FROM A LIMITED PERFORMANCE HELD AT TOWN HALL OF "BLACK BROADWAY" THAT WAS PERFORMED IN 1980 WITH AN IMPRESSIVE GROUP OF PERFORMERS INCLUDING HONI COLES, BOBBY SHORT, JOHN W. BUBBLES, NELL CARTER, ADELAIDE HALL, GREGORY HINES AND LESLIE "BUBBA" GAINES WHO HAS SIGNED THE COVER. THERE IS ALSO A 1PG. PROGRAM FOR A PERFORMANCE BY ADELAIDE HALL LATER IN HER LIFE AND ALSO LAID IN HIS A 2PG. FOLDOVER PROGRAM FOR A TRIBUTE TO EUBIE BLAKE 100 YEARS THAT WAS HELD IN NEW YORK CITY IN 1983 AND FINALLY LAID IN ARE SEVERAL NEWSPAPER REVIEWS FOR ADELADIE HALL AND BLACK BROADWAY AND A SMALL TYPED RESUME FOR FERDIE ROBINSON. A Unique copy of a wonderful book on the great team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake whose partnership spanned more than 50 years. The dustjacket has some shallow chipping to the top edge and the book is lightly shaken. Vg/vg. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Annie, Gwen, Lily, Pam And Tulip, Kincaid, Jamaica & Fischl, Eric
111 Kincaid, Jamaica & Fischl, Eric Annie, Gwen, Lily, Pam And Tulip
New York Knopf Pub. 1989 0394580354 / 9780394580357 1st trade Edition Oversize Bds & Cloth/slipcase 
Attractive book with words by Jamaica Kincaid and handsome color lithographs by Eric Fischl. Originally published in a very limited edition by The Whitney Museum. The cardboard slipcase has some rubbing, and a small price label stain. The book has faint rubbing to the lettering on the spine, otherwise a bright clean fine copy. Fine/vg+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Separate Cinema Poster Catalog, Kisch, John
112 Kisch, John Separate Cinema Poster Catalog
New York John Kisch 1999 First Edition Oversize Folded Poster 
Very scarce large foldover poster catalog that is illustrated with 147 small color poster repros. with prices that cover the wide range of posters from black films from the silents to the 1990's. Also includes foreign posters. The verso of the catalog opens up to show a full size repro. poster also in full color for a film that featured Duke Ellington and his Orchestra. When folded the catalog measures 8 1/2" x 11" and when fully opens measures approx 20" x 40". A few very minute tears along the folds otherwise near fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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113 Kitt, Eartha Signed Portrait of Eartha Kitt
New York Eartha Kitt Photograph Paper 
SIGNED BY EARTHA KITT. Nice close up portrait of the late great earthy singer. Irreplaceable .Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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114 LaBelle, Patti with Laura B. Randolph Don't Block The Blessings. Revelations of A Lifetime
New York Riverhead Books 1996 1573220396 / 9781573220392 2nd Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY PATTI LaBELLE. LaBelle tells her story. 24pgs. of photos + discography. Fine/fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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115 Landay, Eileen Black Film Stars
New York Drake Publishers 1973 0877495084 / 9780877495086 First Edition Oversize cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED ON THEIR RESPECTIVE PHOTOS BY FIVE OF THE STARS: BUTTERFLY McQUEEN, EARTHA KITT, BROCK PETERS, JAMES EARL JONES AND RON O' NEAL. IN ADDITION LAID IN THE BOOK IS A NICE SMALL PORTRAIT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND DIRECTOR GORDON PARKS THAT HAS BEEN SIGNED BY HIM AND HAS LIGHT WEAR. . A large pictorial history of African American film stars and performers from Bert Williams to Cicely Tyson and everyone in between. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs. Light wear to the dustjacket. Vg+/vg+ 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Jacob Lawrence American Painter. A Major Retrospective Celebrating the Creative Genius of One of America's Most Important Painters, Lawrence, Jacob
116 Lawrence, Jacob Jacob Lawrence American Painter. A Major Retrospective Celebrating the Creative Genius of One of America's Most Important Painters
Brooklyn The Brooklyn Museum 1987 First Edition Paper 
SIGNED AND DATED BY JACOB LAWRENCE TWICE, ON THE FRONT AND THE BACK OF THE BROCHURE. Very nice and uncommon 6pg. foldover brochure that was published for a large traveling retrospective of the fine African American painter Jacob Lawrence. Includes 11 small color repros. including a photo of the artist along with an essay by Ellen Harkins Wheat and a chron. Fine. Laid in is a color postcard of one of his paintings from The Migration Series. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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117 Lawrence, Jacob The Migration Series
Washington D.C. The Rappahannock press/the Phillips Collection 1993 0963612913 / 9780963612915 First Paper Edition Oversize Paper 
SIGNED BY JACOB LAWRENCE ON THE TITLE PG. IN ADDITION THERE IS AN INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED POSTCARD OF ONE OF HIS WORKS LAID IN. ALSO LAID IN HIS A 6PG. PRESS RELEASE AND A FOLD-OVER COLOR BROCHURE FOR THE EXHIBITION. Stunning catalog for a traveling exhibition of Lawrence's magnificent Migration Series, probably his most famous work. The large and lavish catalog is beautiuflly illustrated with all of the paintings in the series in color along with many essays and many historical and archival photographs. There is a teeny tiny dent to the very tip of the front bottom corner of the cover, otherwise near fine. Laid in also is a nice foldover announcement printed on heavy stock for a group exhibition of African American artists including Lawrence. His painting "School Bus" 1941 is illustrated in color inside the announcement. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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118 Lawrence, Jacob Thirty Years Of Prints (1963-1993)
Seattle Francine Seders gallery/University Of Washington Press 1994 0295973579 / 9780295973579 First Edition Paper 
SIGNED BY JACOB LAWRENCE ON THE TITLE PG. IN ADDITION THERE IS A COLOR POSTCARD OF ONE OF HIS HIROSHIMA SERIES THAT HAS BEEN INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY HIM ON THE BOTTOM MARGIN OF THE CARD. Beautiful catalogue for an exhibition of his beautiufl prints. Includes essay and many full color repros + small biblio. Very faint small hardly noticeable light crease to the bottom of the front cover. The postcard would look great framed. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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119 Lawrence, Jacob, Nesbett, Peter T. And Michelle DuBois, Eds. Over The Line. The Art and Life Of Jacob Lawerence
Seattle University Of Wa. Press 2000 0295979658 / 9780295979656 First Paper Edition Oversize Paper 
The life and work of the great American painter, Jacob Lawrence. Pub. in conj. with an exhibition. Includes essays by Richard J. Powell, Patricia Hills, Paul J. Karlstrom, Lowrey Stokes Sims, Elizabeth Steele & Leslie King-Hammond, Elizabeth Hutton Turner. Includes biographical data, Notes, Notes to Works in Exhibition, Bibliography. Illus. with over 100 full color repros. of his art along with small historical photos. Fine 
Price: 75.00 USD
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120 Lee, Spike Jungle Fever Presskit
Hollywood Universal Pictures 1991 Presskit Presskit 
A presskit for one of Spike Lee's best films about a black/white love affair that starred Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Lonette McKee, Ruby Dee, Anthony Quinn, John Turturro and in an early role Samuel L. Jackson. LAID IN THE PRESSKIT IS A PORTRAIT OF ANNABELLA SCIORRA THAT HAS BEEN SIGNED BY HER, A SCENE STILL THAT HAS BEEN SIGNED BY WESLEY SNIPES, A LARGE POSTCARD PROMO FOR THE FILM THAT HAS BEEN SIGNED BY SPIKE LEE, A COPY OF JET MAGAZINE WITH THE TWO STARS ON THE COVER, 14 STILLS (SOME ARE DUPLICATES AND 20PGS. OF PUBLICITY MATERIAL. Set in a folder that has a minor tear, and some creases. The individual pieces are all fine. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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