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181 Parry, Eugenia, Text By My Story
New Yok Dial Books 1992 0803706731 / 9780803706736 First edition/3rd Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED AND DATED BY ROSA PARKS. The mother of the civil rights movement tells her story. Illustrated with photographs. Signed and dated 11/9/92 on the half title page in her usual signing style, Tiny touch of wear to the top of the spne panel of the dustjacket and light sun fading to the panel along with a sliver of sun fading to the edge of the back panel. The book is fine in a near fine dustjacket. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Floyd Patterson Signed Photograph , Patterson, Floyd
182 Patterson, Floyd Floyd Patterson Signed Photograph
New York Floyd Patterson 1956 Photograph Paper 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY FLOYD PATTERSON. Very nice 8" x 10" color photo of the great heavyweight champ of the world for 5 years Floyd Patterson. Patterson is pictured working out hitting the heavy bag. Fine  
Price: 250.00 USD
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African Chair Lithograph Print , Pearlstein, Philip
183 Pearlstein, Philip African Chair Lithograph Print
Brooklyn The Brooklyn Museum 1980 Original Print Oversize Paper 
A beautiful 17" x 20" lithographic print by a leading realist American painter, Philip Pearlstein. The image shows an African American nude woman reclining in a chair and features fine beautiful details that Pearlstein is noted for. The print is signed and dated in pencil and is no. 30/125. Faint wear to the very top edge of the print. Fine.  
Price: 2000.00 USD
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Only The Ball Was White, Peterson, Robert W.
184 Peterson, Robert W. Only The Ball Was White
New Jersey Prentice-Hall 1971 136372155 3rd Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
A history of the legendary Negro league and all the players. Includes many appendices & many photos of the players. LAID IN IS A SMALL PHOTO PORTRAIT OF HALL OF FAMER JUDY JOHNSON THAT WAS CLIPPED FROM A NEWSPAPER AND MOUNTED ON A CARD. THE PORTRAIT HAS BEEN SIGNED IN BLUE INK BY JOHNSON. ALSO LAID IN IS A NICE SMALL REPRINT PHOTO PORTRAIT OF JAMES "COOL PAPA" BELL THAT HAS BEEN SIGNED IN BLUE INK BY HIM. Former owner label of the football coach Jim Owens is pasted to the front endsheet. 2 faint small spots on the front panel of the white dustjacket. Fine/near fine. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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The Bull-Dogger Pressbook, Pickett, Bill
185 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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186 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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187 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
188 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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189 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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190 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
191 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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192 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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193 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
194 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
195 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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Inscribed and Signed Sugar Ray Robinson Photograph, Robinson, Sugar Ray
196 Robinson, Sugar Ray Inscribed and Signed Sugar Ray Robinson Photograph
New York Inscribed Photograph Photograph 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SUGAR RAY ROBINSON. Original 8" x 10" inscribed and signed photo of the great boxing champ posed in a fighting stance. "To Maddy Stay Sweet As You Are. Sugar Ray". 1 tiny teeny corner fold to the upper left corner otherwise vg. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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197 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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198 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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199 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.,
200 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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