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Mo' Better Blues, Lee, Spike w. Lisa Jones
121 Lee, Spike w. Lisa Jones Mo' Better Blues
NY Firestone/Simon & Schuster 1990. 067172570X / 9780671725709 
fine. Screenplay & 150 photos for a controversial film that was accused of being anti-semitic. Also interviews & essays. paper orig. edition. Binding is large wraps. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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122 Lee, Spike with Jones, Lisa Uplift The Race, The Construction Of School Daze
Fireside/Simon & Schuster. NY. 1988. 1st paper original 0671644181 / 9780671644185 
SIGNED BY SPIKE LEE ON A BOOKPLATE PASTED ON THE PUBLISHER PG. The screenplay along with the making of the film. Illus. w. many b&w stills + 8pgs. of color stills. Light remainder mark to bottom edge. Vg+. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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By Any Means Necessary. The Trials And Tribulations Of The Making Of Malcolm X, Lee, Spike with Wiley, Ralph Intro.by Terry McMillan
123 Lee, Spike with Wiley, Ralph Intro.by Terry McMillan By Any Means Necessary. The Trials And Tribulations Of The Making Of Malcolm X
New York Hyperion Press 1992. 1992 1562829130 / 9781562829131 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 
LAID IN ARE TWO POSTCARDS: ONE IS A PORTRAIT OF SPIKE LEE AS SHORTY, THE CHARACTER HE PLAYS IN THE FILM, THE 2ND CARD IS THE LOGO FOR THE FILM THAT IS REPRODUCED ON THE COVER OF THE BOOK, BOTH CARDS HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY SPIKE LEE. The making of Lee's well received film that starred Denzel Washington as Malcolm X in a performance that won him a best actor Oscar nomination. Also Inclds. the screenplay + 20 stills & photos on plts. Fine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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124 Lee, Spike. Photographs By David Lee. Intro. By Spike Lee. Foreword By Melvin Van Peebles Five For Five. The Films Of Spike Lee.
New York Stewart, Tabori & Chang 1991 1556702175 / 9781556702174 1st Paper Edition Oversize Paper 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SPIKE LEE ON THE FRONT ENDSHEET. IN ADDITION NELSON GEORGE ONE OF THE CONTRIBUTORS HAS INSCRIBED AND SIGNED AT THE TOP OF HIS ESSAY ON "DO THE RIGH THING". Striking pictorial on the 1st five films by the controversial black director, whose films have sometimes been accused of being anti-semitic & homophobic. Inclds. written contributions by Nelson George & Terry McMillan among others. Illus. w. 100's of photos, stills & production candids. Laid in is a magazine ad of Spike Lee posing for milk's "where's your mustache? campaign. Both book and ad are fine.  
Price: 125.00 USD
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125 Lee, Spike. With Ralph Wiley. Best Seat In The House. A Basketball Memoir.
New York Crown Pub. 1997 060960029X / 9780609600290 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Bds & Cl. W. Dj. 
SIGNED BY SPIKE LEE. The prolific director on his life & love of the game. 16pgs. of b&w & color photos. Although not an uncommon book, Lee's signature is, and is getting more so. Tiny nick to the top edge of the spine panel, otherwise fine/fine.  
Price: 100.00 USD
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126 Lester, Joan Steinau as Authorized By Eleanor Holmes Norton. Foreword By Coretta Scott King Fire In My Soul
New York Atria Books 2003 0743407873 / 9780743407878 1st Edition Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON AND JOAN STEINAU LESTER. Biography of the U.S. Congresswoman and important civil rights activist. Written by a close friend of 40 years. 16 pgs. of photos. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Fine/fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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John Henry , Lester, Julius, Pinkney, Jerry, Pictures By
127 Lester, Julius, Pinkney, Jerry, Pictures By John Henry
New York Dial Books 1994 0803716060 / 9780803716063 First edition/1st Printing Oversize Illus. glazed Bds. Dj 
SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR OF THE BOOK JERRY PINKNEY. Re-telling of the African-American folk legend and hero with beautiful intricate watercolors. A nicely made book. Fine/fine.  
Price: 75.00 USD
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128 Lewis, Carl with Marx, Jeffrey Inside Track. My Professional Life In Amateur Track & Field.
New York Simon & Schuster 1990 0 671 68937 1 / 9780671689377 1st Printing Bds. & Cl. W. Dj. 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY CARL LEWIS ON THE FRONT ENDSHEET. A premier athlete on his life, his problems with the press and those pesky rumors about him being gay. Lewis recently filed petitions to run as a Democrat for New Jersey State Senate, 24pgs. of photos. Fine/fine 
Price: 40.00 USD
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I'Ve Known Rivers: Lives of Loss and Liberation, Lightfoot, Sara Lawrence
129 Lightfoot, Sara Lawrence I'Ve Known Rivers: Lives of Loss and Liberation
MA. Perseus Books 1994 0201581205 / 9780201581201 First edition/1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SARA LAWRENCE-LIGHTFOOT. Over 600pg book made up of six portraits of the lives of middle class African Americans from all walks of life. Former owner's signature to the top of the first free page. Nice Romare Bearden dustjacket. Fine/fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Spirit Of Youth Lobby Card, Louis, Joe
130 Louis, Joe Spirit Of Youth Lobby Card
Hollywood Grand National Pictures 1938 Original Lobby Card Lobby Card 
Terrific rare original 11" x 14" lobby card for a forgotten movie that starred the great world heavyweight champ Joe Louis in a fictious account of his life. The card is in full color and features a nice portrait of Louis along with a scene of him at a table in a nightclub with a beautiful woman surrounded by a bevy of showgirls. The card has some edgewear and damp stain also to the bottom edge, and a touch of soiling. Still a vg. card that would look great framed and a marvelous Joe Louis item. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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131 Major, Clarence My Amputations
New York Fiction Collective 1986 0914590960 / 9780914590965 First Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY CLARENCE MAJOR. Novel by the African American author. Artwork on dustjacket by the author. Blurbs by Toni Morrison and Ntozake Shange. Includes the wrap around band for the 1986 Western States Book Awards. Fine/fine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Jackie Robinson Story, Mann, Arthur
132 Mann, Arthur The Jackie Robinson Story
New York F.j. Low Company 1950 First Printing Digest Paper 
The rare first edition of the movie tie in for "The Jackie Robinson Story." Filmed in 1950 with Robinson playing himself, the cast included a very young Ruby Dee as his wife. The film was directed by Alfred E. Green, the B movie director who had an A moment directing The Al Jolson Story, (this is ironic in itself as Jolson was noted for his black face routines), the screenplay was co-written by Mann. The film has a production design by the Oscar Winning production designer Boris Leven and an other Oscar winner Ernest Laslo did the cinematography. The digest size paperback is illustrted with scenes from the movie on the front cover, and photos of Robinson in sports action on the back cover. Nice portrait of Robinson with facsmile signature on the verso of the back cover. The front cover has an ink price of 5 cents (yeah right) and a ink date stamp, but both are not that glaring. Some minor creases to the back cover. The insides of this very fragile book are vg. with soft soft corner folds to a few pages, and some very light browning to the cheap paper used. Vg. Also included is a nice cloth copy (hardcover) in dustjacket of "Baseball Has Done It." This was published by J. B. Lippincott in 1964 and is a first edition. This is a collection of interviews with Robinson. The book has the owner signature of Bill Fitzgerald the sports writer who has also written I suppose "First Edition". Laid in the book is an official first day cover of the Jackie Robinson stamp from 1982. Fine/fine. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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133 Mann, Michael, Ali, Muhammad Ali the Movie and the Man
New York NewMarket Press 2001 1557045127 / 9781557045126 First edition/1st Printing Oversize cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED ON THE FRONT ENDSHEET BY MUHAMMAD ALI, WILL SMITH AND MICHAEL MANN. Lavish pictorial on the making of the movie along with the screenplay, + text, interviews and more. Well illustrated with 100's of color photos and stills along with historical photos. Light rippling to the edges of the pages, otherwise a vg+ copy in fine dustjacket. Uncommon signed by the three principals. Laid in is a rare 1 pg. program for the musical "Buck White" that starred Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay that ran for 7 performances in 1969. Knockout. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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134 Mapp, Edward Black Images In American Films
Brooklyn Albee Square Mall 1992 First Edition Small Paper 
28pg. small exhibition catalog for a showing of 80 film posters from the important collection of Edward C. Mapp documenting the African American experience in American movies from 1930's to the early 90's. Includes text by Mr. Mapp along with 12 small b&w illustrations and a checklist. Uncommon. Fine 
Price: 40.00 USD
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135 Mapp, Edward Blacks In American Films, Today & Yesterday
Scarecrow Press. NJ. 1972. Cl.w/o.dj. as issued. 0810804581 / 9780810804586 
An examination of how blacks have been portrayed in American films from the silents to 1970. 14 stills & biblio. A touch of foxing on bottom edge & former owner's label on pastedowns. Vg. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Mama, McMillan, Terry
136 McMillan, Terry Mama
London Jonathan Cape 1987 0224024310 / 9780224024310 First British Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED BY TERRY McMILLAN. REVIEW COPY WITH SLIP LAID IN. The first novel by McMillan is the story of Mildred Peacock her five children and her hard knock life. Tonning to the cheap paper used. Very nice dustjacket artwork. Fine/fine. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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The Story Of Dorothy Stanfield , Micheaux, Oscar
137 Micheaux, Oscar The Story Of Dorothy Stanfield
New York Book Supply Company 1946 1st Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
Scarce rowdy novel by the famed African American film director Oscar Micheaux involving murder Jew baiting, sex, crime and violence. This is the "Deluxe Edition" published at $3.00. Wonderful full color artwork dustjacket + illustrated front pastedown & endsheet & a full color drawing (also wonderful) to the frontispiece. Former owner signature neatly written on the verso of the 1/2 title pg. Very faint and minor edgewear to the bright and very clean dustjacket. Fine/fine.  
Price: 200.00 USD
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138 Miller, Ethelbert, E. Edited By In Search Of Color Everywhere. A Collecton Of African-American Poetry
New York Stewart, Tabori & Chang 1994 1556703392 / 9781556703393 First Printing Oversize cloth with Dustjacket 
Beautiful book of African American poetry under headings as such Freedom, Celebration of Blackness, Love Poems and more. Many familiar names along with lesser known poets and the book is highlighted by Terrace Cummings evocative beautiful illustrations including many in text drawings and several full pg. ones. Fine/fine.  
Price: 50.00 USD
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Dorothy Dandridge A Portrait In Black., Mills, Earl
139 Mills, Earl Dorothy Dandridge A Portrait In Black.
CA. Holloway House. 1970 0870678051 / 9780870678059 First Edition Later Printing Paperback 
An uncommon original paperback bio. of the tragic African American actress and singer who died at a very early age. Illustrated throughout with many photos. Light cover & spine wear including soft creases on the corners and a few very faint reader's corner folds to a few pages. Vg+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Jazz My Music, My People, Monceaux, Morgan, Foreword By Wynton Marsalis
140 Monceaux, Morgan, Foreword By Wynton Marsalis Jazz My Music, My People
New York Alfred a Knopf Inc 1994 0679856188 / 9780679856184 2nd Printing Oversize Illus. glazed Bds. Dj 
BOLDLY SIGNED BY MORGAN MONCEAUX ON THE TITLE PG. Nice large color collection of portraits of jazz greats painted by a self taught artist. Laid in is a postcard for an exhibition of the paintings. Fine/fine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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