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The Bull-Dogger Pressbook, Pickett, Bill
181 Pickett, Bill The Bull-Dogger Pressbook
Hollywood Norman Film Manufacturing Co. 1921 Original Pressbook Pressbook 
Original and rare four-page fold-over 9 1/2" x 12" sepia toned pressbook from the Norman Film Company that features 4 of their films: "The Love Bug", "The Crimson Skull", "Green Eyed Monster" and "The Bull-Dogger" that starred Bill Pickett who was an African-American champion oper and rider in wild west shows and made only two films. The pressbook is illustrated with stills and publicity material for all the films and includes some great text "There is not a white man in the cast." In fine beautiful condition. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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182 Pierce, Elijah Elijah Pierce Woodcarver
Ohio Columbus Museum of artUniversity of Washington Press 1992 0295972521 / 9780295972527 First Edition Oversize Paper 
Lavish and large catalog pub. in conj. with an exhibition of the great artists carved works. Illustrated with 100's of repros most in color and several essays. Postcard laid in. There is a soft bump like crease to the bottom corner tip of the front cover which is very lightly mirrored to some of the pages.Nicley produced and printed. Vg+ 
Price: 100.00 USD
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183 Pinckney, Darryl High Cotton
New York Farrar Straus Giroux. 1992 0374169985 / 9780374169985 First Edition Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY DARRYL PINCKNEY. First novel that was lavishly praised when it was first published. Front flap blurb by Susan Sontag. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. There is a sliver of a damp stain to the top of the front and back pastedown and endsheets which is mirrored the tops of some of the front and back pages. About vg/near fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Alvin Ailey, Pinkney, Andrea Davis & Pinkney, Brian
184 Pinkney, Andrea Davis & Pinkney, Brian Alvin Ailey
New York Hyperion Books 1993 1562824139 / 9781562824136 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Oversize Bds & Cloth with Dj. 
Biography for children of the late celebrated African American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey. Illustrated with very nice full color illustrations. Fine/fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
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185 Pippin , Horace. Essay By Romare Bearden Horace Pippin
Washington D.C The Phillips Collection 1977 First Edition Paper with Die Cut Cover 
Loverly oblong catalog for a traveling exhibition of the great African American outsider painter. Illustrated with 49 nice color repros + biblio and an essay by Romare Bearden. Fine 
Price: 60.00 USD
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186 Powell. Colin with Joseph E. Persico My American Journey
New York Random House 1995 0679432965 / 9780679432968 First edition/1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY COLIN POWELL ON PASTED DOWN LABEL ON THE FRONT ENDSHEET. The good soldier tells the story of his 607pg. journey. 42pgs. of photos. The very top of the front hinge is cracking, otherwise a near fine copy in a fine dustjacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Airing Dirty Laundry, Reed, Ishmael
187 Reed, Ishmael Airing Dirty Laundry
MA. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company 1993 0201624621 / 9780201624625 First Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY ISHMAEL REED. Prolific author's book of essays, with many of the pieces published here for the first time. One line is underlined in ink, light creasing to the front flap, tiny spot of damp staining to the bottom of the spine. Nice dustjacket. Vg/vg. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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188 Reed, Ishmael Writin' Is Fightin' Thirty-Seven Years Of Boxing On Paper
New York Atheneum Pub. 1988 0689119755 / 9780689119750 1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
Collection of essays, book reviews and editorials by the sometimes controversial writer and playwright. Topics include the state of black literature, the political system, Jesse Jackson, Ronald Reagan, drug abuse in the black community, the film version of "The Color Purple", August Wilson and more. LAID IN THE BOOK ARE TWO SHORT TYPED AND SIGNED LETTERS ON REED'S PERSONAL STATIONARY FROM 1980 TO THE COORDINATOR OF A READING SERIES IN NEW YORK CITY. THE LETTERS ARE SHORT AND TALK ABOUT PRACTICAL MATTERS INVOLVING THE READINGS. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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189 Ringgold, Faith Bonjour Lonnie
New York Hyperion Books 1996 0786800763 / 9780786800766 First edition/1st Printing Large Glazed Illus. Bds. W.dj. 
Children's book about a young French boy living in an orphanage who goes on a magical search for this family. Charming and colorful. Fine/fine. Laid in is a nice gallery announcement from a show of hers from 2013. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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My Dream Of Martin Luther King, Ringgold, Faith
190 Ringgold, Faith My Dream Of Martin Luther King
New York Crown Pub. 1995 0517599767 / 9780517599761 First edition/1st Printing Oversize Glazed Bds. D.J. 
The artist's dream interpretation of the life & times of Martin Luther King. Striking bold full color folk like paintings by the artist highlight the book. Light rippling to the front and back endsheets that was probably caused in the binding. Fine/fine. Laid in are several gallery announcements from Ringgold shows. Also included is a fine copy of the book "Talking To Faith Ringgold." This is a paper copy of the first edition/first printing and is illustrated thorughout with her work and includes questions put to the artist. Published for young readers in 1996. Fine. Sold as a collection only 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Leagues Apart. The Men and Times of the Negro Baseball Leagues, Ritter, Lawrence S. & Merkin, Richard
191 Ritter, Lawrence S. & Merkin, Richard Leagues Apart. The Men and Times of the Negro Baseball Leagues
New York Morrow Junior Books 1995 0688133169 / 9780688133160 First Printing Oversize Glazed Illus. Bds. Dj 
SIGNED BY LAWRENCE S. RITTER AND RICHARD MERKIN. Very nice colorful book on the Negro baseball leagues highlighted by Merkin's full color drawings. Fine/fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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192 Rose, Phyllis Jazz Cleopatra, Josephine Baker In Her Time
Doubleday. NY. 1989. 1st ed. Bds.&cl.w.dj. 0385248911 / 9780385248914 
The life of the great entertainer of the 1920's & 30's. 16pgs. of photos. Vg+/vg+  
Price: 25.00 USD
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193 Saar, Betye Redtime: Est. An Installation By Betye Saar
New York City Michael Rosenfeld Gallery 2014 First Printing Paper 
Bright colorful 4pg. foldover announcement for an Installation by the African American artist Betye Saar. Front Cover illustrated. Laid in are 7pgs. pages of press release material. Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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194 Saarinen, Aline B., Jacob Lawrence
New York The American Foundation Of Arts 1960 First Paper Edition Small Paper 
Beautiful small 58pg. scarce early catalog for a retrospective of Lawrence's wonderful paintings. Includes essay and 58 b&w repros. + 2 color repros. The nice blue and black dustjacket is taken from a painting by Lawrence. Scarce 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Jacob Lawrence, Saarinen, Aline B.,
195 Saarinen, Aline B., Jacob Lawrence
New York The American Foundation Of Arts 1960 First Edition Small Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY JACOB LAWRENCE IN 1996. Beautiful small 58pg. scarce early catalog for a retrospective of Lawrence's wonderful paintings. Includes essay and 58 b&w repros. + 2 color repros. The nice blue and black dustjacket is taken from a painting by Lawrence. Scarce especially inscribed. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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The Great White Hope, Sackler, Howard
196 Sackler, Howard The Great White Hope
New York Dial Press 1968 First edition/1st Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
Play based on the career of Jack Johnson who in 1908 became the first Negro heavyweight boxing champion of the world. The play won the 1969 Tony Award for best play along with The Pulitzer Prize and several other awards. James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander also won Tonys and repeated their roles for the film version and both were nominated for acting Oscars. Copyright sticker on the copyright pg. Minute rubbing to the dustjacket which is common to this book and a tiny touch of chipping to the edge and a tiny short tear also to the top edge. Fine/near fine 
Price: 100.00 USD
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197 Saint, Assotto, edited By Here To Dare. 10 Gay Black Poets
New York Galiens Press 1992 0962167525 / 9780962167522 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Paper 
Nice collection of poetry by 10 gay black poets. Corner fold to 1pg. Vg+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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198 Sanchez, Sonia Like The Singing Coming Off The Drums. Love Poems
Boston Beacon Press 1998 080706842x / 9780807068427 First Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED SIGNED AND DATED BY SONIA SANCHEZ. Lovely love poems by the noted writer. Laid in the book is an index card in Sanchez's handwriting giving her address and phone number. Fine/fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Black Wings & Blind Angels, Sapphire
199 Sapphire Black Wings & Blind Angels
New York Knopf Pub. 1999 0679446303 / 9780679446309 1st Edition Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SAPPHIRE. "FOR ADRIENNE (RICH?) WITH GRATITUDE. Third book by Sapphire is a book of poems. Artwork on dustjacket by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Very faint crimp like crease to the top edge of the back panel of the dustjacket otherwise fine/fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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200 Sapphire Push
New York Knopf Pub. 1996 0679446265 / 9780679446262 First Edition Boards with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SAPPHIRE IN 1996. 1st novel by a young black writer that received excellent reviews when published. The book was filmed in 2010 as Precious and won several important Oscars. A beautiful copy. Fine/fine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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