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A Daughter's Geography, Shange, Ntozake
201 Shange, Ntozake A Daughter's Geography
New York St Martins Press 1983 0312183429 / 9780312183424 First edition/1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY NTOZAKE SHANGE Poems by the author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf. Attractive dustjacket. Fine/fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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202 Shange, Ntozake and Bearen, Romare I Live In Music
Stewart, Tabori & Chang 1994 1556703724 / 9781556703720 First Edition Oversize Illus. Bd. W. Dj. 
Beautiful large book consisting of a poem by Shange highlighted by bright beautiful paintings by Bearden. A wonderful collaboration. Stunning and fine/fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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203 Shange,Ntozake Sassafrass
San Lorenzo Ca. Shameless Hussy Press 1976. 0915288141 / 9780915288144 
vg. Stain.to the low.frnt.& bck. wraps,& except for a very tiny spot or 2 to bck. endshts.do not go further in the book. Scarce!. 1st edition. Binding is wraps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Belafonte, An Unauthorized Biography, Shaw, Arnold
204 Shaw, Arnold Belafonte, An Unauthorized Biography
Chilton & Co. 1960. 
fine/vg+/minute dj. edgewear. Rarely seen bio. of Harry Belafonte. 37 photographs. 1st edition. Binding is cl.w.dj. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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205 Short, Bobby with Robert Mackintosh Bobby Short The Life and Times Of A Saloon Singer
New York Clarkson N. Potter. 1995 0517595648 / 9780517595640 First edition/1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY BOBBY SHORT ON THE HALF TITLE PAGE. The late and quite wonderful cabaret singer and star tells his story. Sadly he passed away in 2005. The book is loaded with photos throughout the text. There is a pasted down gift label on the verso of the front endsheet. Vg+/vg+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
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206 Silvera, Frank Inscribed Portrait of Frank Silvera
Hollywood Inscribed Photograph Paper 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY FRANK SILVERA. Close up portrait of the African American character actor who died young at 55 but who still did a ton of films and television. His most notable role is in Kurbrick's "Killers Kiss". Light wear. Vg. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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O.J. The Education Of A Rich Rookie , Simpson. O.J. With Pete Axthelm
207 Simpson. O.J. With Pete Axthelm O.J. The Education Of A Rich Rookie
New York The Macmillan Co. 1970 1st Printing Cloth Wiith Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY O.J. SIMPSON ON THE VERSO OF THE HALF-TITLE PG. The once exhalted football star on his career before the you know what hit the fan. 8pgs. of photos. Fine/fine.  
Price: 1500.00 USD
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Poetic Justice PressKit, Singleton, John
208 Singleton, John Poetic Justice PressKit
Hollywood Columbia Pictures 1993 Presskit Paper Folder 
Presskit for John Singleton's movie about a young poet played by Janet Jackson. Also in the cast was Tupac Shakur and Maya Angelou who also supplied the poetry used in the film. Singleton is the youngest and the only African American filmmaker to be nominated for a best director Oscar in 1992 for his film Boyz N The Hood. He also received a nomination for screenplay. The presskit consists of 34pgs. of publicity and promo material along with 5 stills. IN ADDITION LAID IN THE KIT IS A SMALL WHITE CARD THAT HAS BEEN SIGNED BY JOHN SINGLETON. Small crease to one of the corners of the inside pocket otherwise fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Strange Fruit Souvenir Program, Smith, Lillian
209 Smith, Lillian Strange Fruit Souvenir Program
New York Jose Ferrer 1945 Original Program Oversize Paper 
Original 16pg. souvenir program from the play that Lilllian Smith wrote based on her own novel about racial prejudice and segregation as seen through the eyes of a Southern white woman, (Ms. Smith). The play had a short run of only 60 perfromances and was directed by Jose Ferrer with a cast that included Mel Ferrer, Jane White, Juano Hernandez and Earl Jones (the father of James). Illustrated and with several printed signatures. The nice green covers are loose, the insides are fragile bu v.g. and uncommon. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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210 Spielberg, Steven, Angelou, Maya, Allen, Debbie, Essays By. Amistad, A Celebration Of The Film By Steven Spielberg.
New York NewMarket Press 1997 1557043507 / 9781557043504 1st Paper Edition Oblong Paper 
Rather nice commemorative book on the history and the making of the film about Joseph Cinque a slave and the mutiny that took place on the slave ship Amistad. Illustrated with many color photos and artwork. Limited to only 3,000 copies. Tiny crease to cover. Near fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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211 Stein, Judith E. I Tell my Heart. The Art Of Horace Pippin
New York Universe Publishing 1993 0876637853 / 9780876637852 First Edition Oversize cloth with Dustjacket 
Superb oversize book that was published in conjunction with a large retrospective of the great African American self taught painter, Horace Pippin. Illustrated with 100's of full color reproductions of his beautiful paintings that depict all of his themes that occupied him for his entire career along with paintings that depict African American life and culture during the early part of the 20th Century. Includes text along with historical photos and an extensive biblio. Fine/fine. Also included is a paper copy original edition of "Horace Pippin" that was published in conj. with a traveling retrospective exhibition of his paintings in 1977. The catalog is oblong paper with die-cut cover and has an essay by Romare Bearden. Illustrated with 47 color repros. on plates of his paintings and a chron. Laid in is a postcard announcement. Light soiling to the covers. Vg+. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Stevie , Steptoe, John
212 Steptoe, John Stevie
New York Harper & Row 1969 1st Edition Illustrated boards with D.J. 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY JOHN STEPTOE. Charming book for young readers about two young African American friends. This was the late artist and illustrators first book that was published when he was only 19 years old. Illustrated with full color drawings. Signed copies of this book are uncommon. Very small tear and some minute soiling to the back white panel of the dustjacket. Fine/fine.  
Price: 175.00 USD
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213 Strawberry, Darryl with Castellano, Dan. Foreword By Keith Hernandez Darryl!
Chicago Contemporary Books 1986 0809250284 / 9780809250288 Paper Original Oversize Paper 
SIGNED BY DARRYL STRAWBERRY. Uncommon magazine like book on the troubled baseball player.  
Price: 100.00 USD
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Longitude 49, Tank, Herb with an Introdution By Michael Gold
214 Tank, Herb with an Introdution By Michael Gold Longitude 49
New York New Playwrights Inc. 1952 First Edition Cloth lacking Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HERB TANK ON THE VERSO OF THE FRONT ENDSHEET. Proletarian drama set on a tanker. The cast included the then young and unknown Sidney Poitier who is pictured in several of the photographs printed on the back endsheet and pastedown. The front endsheet and pastedown is illustrated with a drawing for the stage setting. Lacking the Rockwell Kent dustjacket. Vg. Also included is a 2pg. program for the play that was performed at Czechoslovak House in New York City. Illustrated with a photo of Poitier on the front cover, also several photos featuring Poitier inside. Chipping to the bottom corners, a few small tears. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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215 Tate, Claudia, Edited By Black Women Writers At Work
New York Continuum Pub. 1983 0826402321 / 9780826402325 First Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY ALICE WALKER ON THE HALF TITLE PG. REVIEW COPY WITH PUBLICITY MATERIAL LAID IN. Conversations with 14 Black women writers including Walker, Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison and others. Fine/fine 
Price: 150.00 USD
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More Body, More Soul Beautiful Black Men, Thomas, Duane
216 Thomas, Duane More Body, More Soul Beautiful Black Men
New York Universe 2005 078931357X / 9780789313577 First Printing Oversize Paper 
Large collection of sexy photos of "beautiful black men" from all areas of show biz and sports. Most of the photos are in color with some in b&w taken by a wide range of photographs. Some discreet nude photos. Tastefully done. Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
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What A Guy and Racket Doctor Race Picture Press Sheets , Toddy, Ted
217 Toddy, Ted What A Guy and Racket Doctor Race Picture Press Sheets
New York Toddy Pictures Company 1946 Press Sheets Paper 
Two rare 8 1/2" x 11" b&w press sheets for two race films realesed by Toddy Pictures Company. The films are "What A Guy" which starred Mantan Moreland and a very young Ruby Dee and "Racket Doctor" which starred Ralph Cooper who was nicked named "The Dark Gable." The films were release in 1939 and 1940 by Toddy Pictures which was founded by Ted Toddy but are dated 1946 which means that they were printed for re-issue releases. The sheets are nicely illustrated with artwork and some photos along with publicity copy. Rare and both are fine and are being sold as a collection only.  
Price: 175.00 USD
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218 Traylor, Bill Bill Traylor 1854-1947
New Yor City Hirschl & Adler Modern 1988 0942051122 / 9780942051124 First Edition Paper 
Attractive 36pg. exhibition catalog of the work of the great self taught aritst. 6 color repros. along with 9 black and white images. Intro. by John Yau. Fine. Laid in is an announcement card with a note and an ilustration for a exhibition of Traylor's at the American Folk Art Museum in 2013. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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I, Tina, Turner,Tina with Loder, Kurt
219 Turner,Tina with Loder, Kurt I, Tina
New York William Morrow & Co. 1986 068805949x / 9780688059491 1st Edition. 3rd Printing Bds & Cl. W. Dj. 
The great performer tells her harrowing story mostly through interviews. 24pgs. of photos. Laid in is a nice postcard of Tina in a promo for Hanes Hosiery. A couple of teeny tiny corner dents due to bumping and a tiny nick to the bottom of the spine panel, otherwise near fine/near fine and the first copy seen in 5 years. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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A Bear For The FBI, Van Peebles, Melvin
220 Van Peebles, Melvin A Bear For The FBI
New York Pocket Books 1969 1st Paperback Edition Paperback 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY MELVIN VAN PEEBLES. Novel about a young black surburban child and his journey to manhood. Uncommon signed. A fine unread copy. Laid in is a recent postcard for a Van Peebles public appearance. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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