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Tamango Mexican Lobby Card, Dandridge, Dorothy
41 Dandridge, Dorothy Tamango Mexican Lobby Card
Hollywood Metro Goldwyn Mayer 1958 Original Mexican Lobby Card Oversize Paper 
Nice full color Mexican lobby card (12 1/2" x 16 1/2") for the Dorothy Dandridge film about a slave ship revolt in the 18th century. Curt Jurgens also starred, and the direction was by John Berry. Illustrated with color photos and one black and white still. Light wear, and some tack holes. Vg. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Everything And Nothing. The Dorothy Dandridge Tragedy. , Dandridge, Dorothy & Conrad, Earl
42 Dandridge, Dorothy & Conrad, Earl Everything And Nothing. The Dorothy Dandridge Tragedy.
New York Abelard & Schuman 1970 0200716905 / 9780200716901 1st Edition Cloth Without Dustjacket 
Dandridge's sad life told by her in tape interviews and published after her death. 8pgs. of photos + photo on frontispiece. Lacking the dustjacket. Very minute touch of soiling to the purple cloth, and a touch of light foxing to the front and back endsheets and top edge. Vg+. Laid in is a very nice original portrait of Dandridge from the 1959 film "Tamango" & a small arcade portrait of her early in her career.  
Price: 75.00 USD
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Inscribed and Signed Color Portait of Sammy Davis Jr., Davis, Sammy Jr.
43 Davis, Sammy Jr. Inscribed and Signed Color Portait of Sammy Davis Jr.
Hollywood Signed Photograph Photograph 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SAMMY DAVIS JR. TO REDD FOX. 8" X 10" close-up color portrait of the iconic African American performer signed "Redd All My Best Sammy Davis Jr. Fine. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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44 DeCarava, Roy Roy DeCarava A Retrospective
New York The Museum Of Modern Art 1996 0 8109 6156 3 / 9780810961562 1st Edition Oversize cloth with Dustjacket 
LAID IN HIS THE RARE 10PG. FOLD OVER BROCHURE THAT WAS GIVEN OUT AT THE MUSEUM + AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR AN EXHIBITION OF HIS PHOTOGRAPHS FROM 1985. Superb book of photographs by the significant photographer, Roy DeCarava. Beautifully printed. His work shines, and once and for all shows him to be one of the great photographers of the last 50 years. A fine copy in a fine dustjacket. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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My One Good Nerve. Rhythms, Rhymes, Reasons, Dee, Ruby. Introduction By Ossie Davis
45 Dee, Ruby. Introduction By Ossie Davis My One Good Nerve. Rhythms, Rhymes, Reasons
Chicago Third World Press 1987 088378114x / 9780883781142 First Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED. SIGNED AND DATED BY RUBY DEE IN 1995. Poems, short stories, tributes and more by the fine African American actress. The book's dustjacket has some rubbing and some tiny tears, Also included is a program from TAKE IT FROM THE TOP. This is a 6pg. foldover program from the Off Broadway production that had words and lyrics by Ruby Dee and starred her and her husband Ossie Davis. THE PROGRAM IS SIGNED BY RUBY DEE, OSSIE DAVIS, LOU MEYERS AND PAMELA POITIER (sidney's daughter).the program is fine. Also included is an original color tinted 11" x 14" lobby card from the 1960 film "Take A Giant Step" which featured Ruby Dee. The card features a scene with Dee, Johnny Nash & Bea Richards. Also included is a nice 8" x 10" portrait of Ossie Davis that HAS BEEN INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HIM. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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46 Deodene, Frank and French William P. Black American Poetry Since 1944 A Preliminary Checklist
New Jersey The Chatham Bookseller 1971 091186007x / 9780911860078 First Edition Small Paper 
SIGNED BY WILLIAM P. FRENCH. useful 44pg. no frills checklist of Black American Poetry. Soft crease to the back cover which is lightly mirrored to the last couple of pages. Vg. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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47 Dial, Thornton Thornton Dial Image of the Tiger
New York Harry N. Abrams/Museum of American Folk Art 1993 0810932172 / 9780810932173 First Edition Oversize cloth with Dustjacket 
Large lavish look at the African American self taught painter Thornton Dial. Includes essays by Amiri Baraka & Thomas Mcevilley along with notes on the works. Illustrated with 122 full color repros. of his paintings, assemblages and drawings. Very minute rippling to the top edges of the book, otherwise the book itself is near fine with a fine dustjacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Archie  Moore The Ole Mongoose, Douroux, Marilyn G.
48 Douroux, Marilyn G. Archie Moore The Ole Mongoose
Boston Branden Publishing Co. 1991 0828319421 / 9780828319423 First Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED TWICE BY ARCHIE MOORE. MR. MOORE HAS INSCRIBED THE BOOK ON THE FRONT PASTEDOWN AND DATED IT 1991. ON THE FRONT ENDSHEET MOORE HAS WRITTEN; "LT HEAVY CHAMPION 1952 RETIRED UNDEFEATED 1962 STILL DIVISION CHAMPION ARCHIE MOORE 1992. ALSO LAID IN IS AN 8 X10" XEROX PORTRAIT OF MOORE FROM 1949 THAT HE RECENTLY SIGNED IN BLUE MARKER. THE BOOK IS ALSO SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.ERRATA SLIP LAID IN. The life story of the great boxer. Nicely illustrated with many in-text photos and memorabilia. Fine/fine. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Through The Ivory Gate, Dove, Rita
49 Dove, Rita Through The Ivory Gate
New York Pantheon Books 1992 0679416048 / 9780679416043 2nd Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED AND DATED BY RITA DOVE. The Pulizer Prize winning poet's first novel. Light bottom edge crease to the back panel. Postcard photo of the author laid in. 1 tiny teeny bottom corner fold to the back endsheet. A lovely copy in a very attractive dustjacket. Fine/near fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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candle-lightin' Time , Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Illustrated with Photographs By the Hampton Institute Camera Club and Decorations By Margaret Armstrong
50 Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Illustrated with Photographs By the Hampton Institute Camera Club and Decorations By Margaret Armstrong candle-lightin' Time
New York Dodd Mead & Co. 1901 First Edition Decorative Cloth 
Beautiful book of Paul Laurence Dunbar's poems using standard English along with the dialect of turn-of-the-century black America. The book is highlighted by 52 wonderful black and white photos by The Hampton Institute Camera Club and marvelous intricate green tinted Art Nouve decorations by Margaret Armstrong.The lovely green cloth has black, maroon, white and gold gilt illustration which is sharp and clean as is the lovely design of the spine panel. The only defect is some minute foxing on the half title page which is lightly mirroed to the verso of the endsheet and some minute foxing on the blank last page in the book which is lightly mirrored to the verso of the back endsheet. A lovely production.  
Price: 500.00 USD
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51 Ellison, Ralph A Bibliography Of Ralph Ellison's Published Writings
VA. Studies In Black Literature 1971 Vol. 2. No. 3 Paper 
SIGNED BY RALPH ELLISON ON THE 1ST PG. OF HIS BIBLIOGRAPHY. Uncommon 30pg. scholarly journal on black literature that includes several articles on the important African American author Ralph Ellison including a 4pg. biblio. of his published works. Also includes "Lawd Today: Richard Wright's Experiment In Naturalism" by John M. Reilly and an essay on Wright's work "The Man Who Lived Underground." Former owner signature in red ink on the front cover and 1st pg. and old mailing label attached to the back cover.  
Price: 200.00 USD
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52 Estes, Simon & Swanson, Mary I. Foreword By Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu Simon Estes In His Own Voice
Iowa LMP Publishers 1999 1890621013 / 9781890621018 1st Printing Oversize cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY SIMON ESTES. Very nice large pictorial autobiography of the internationally renowned bass-baritone. Illustrated with 100's of photos most in color along with a music cd. Small mended tear to the top edge of the dustjacket. Fine/vg.  
Price: 75.00 USD
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Countdown to Eternity Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , Fernandez, Benedict J. Photographs By, Wylie, James. Essay By
53 Fernandez, Benedict J. Photographs By, Wylie, James. Essay By Countdown to Eternity Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Pa Manchester Craftsmen's Guild 1993 First Printing Large Paper 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY JAMES WYLIE. IN ADDITION THERE ARE SIGNED CARDS AND A PHOTOGRAPH BY SOME OF THE LEADERS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT LAID IN THE BOOK. THEY ARE:REV. RALPH ABERNATHY WHO HAS SIGNED HIS NAME IN RED INK ON A SMALL LETTER ENVELOPE, SMALL PHOTO OF JULIAN BOND WHO HAS INSCRIBED HIS PHOTO IN SILVER INK, INSCRIBED CARD BY ANDREW YOUNG, SMALL CARD SIGNED BY JESSE JACKSON, AND A SMALL CARD SIGNED BY JAMES FARMER. Stunning large catalog of 62 photographs by Benedict J. Fernandez's of Martin Luther King Jr., including portraits, candids and photos of the aftermath of his tragic death by assisination. Beautifully printed. Published in a small printing of only 1250 copies. Also includes a chronology of King's life and work, an historical overview, photographer statement, and a short bio. of the photographer by Deborah Willis-Braithwaite. Tiny corner crease to the front endsheet which is lightly mirrored to the first 2pgs, otherwise the catalog is near fine. Uncommon.  
Price: 400.00 USD
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54 Fetchit, Stepin Inscribed and Signed Stepin Fetchit Photograph
Hollywood Hollywood 1980 Original Signed Photograph Photograh 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED IN RED INK AND A SHAKY HAND BY STEPIN FETCHIT IN 1980. Black and white reprint portrait of the great but controversial African American character actor. Also included is an unsigned reprint portrait printed on heavy stock paper, and a piece of an envelope with Mr. Fetchit's address written in red ink and a shaky hand. Sold as a collection. Vg. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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My Life In The Negro Leagues, Fields, Wilmer
55 Fields, Wilmer My Life In The Negro Leagues
CT. Meckler Publishers 1992 0887368506 / 9780887368509 First Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED SIGNED AND DATED. FIELDS HAS ALO WRITTEN HIS TEAM HOMESTEAD GRAYS AND THE YEARS HE PLAYED FOR THEM. The life and times of the great African American baseball player and his experiences in the Negro Leagues. 14pgs. of photos. Uncommon. Fine/fine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Larry Fishburne Signed Photograph, Fishburne, Larry
56 Fishburne, Larry Larry Fishburne Signed Photograph
Hollywood Signed Photo Paper 
SIGNED IN BLUE INK BY LARRY FISHBURNE. Fishburne is an American film and stage actor, best t known for his roles as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy, as Cowboy Curtis on the 1980s television show Pee-wee's Playhouse, and as singer-musician Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do With It. He became the first African-American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play. From 2008 to 2011, he starred as Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Fishburne starred in cult classics like Boyz n the Hood, Deep Cover and King of New York to name a few. He received a best actor Oscar nomination for his performance as Ike Turner in What's Love Got To Do With It? and won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running (1992) and an Emmy Award for Drama Series Guest Actor for his performance in TriBeCa. Fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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57 Fry, Gladys-Marie Curator Black Folk Art in Cleveland Tradition, Transition, and Adaptation
Cleveland The Mther Gallery 1984 096133620x / 9780961336202 First Printing Small Paper 
Uncommon 36pg. catalog includes many b&w photos + 4 color repros.& small essay. Light slight roll and one small corner crease to the bottom of the back cover. vg. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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58 Fuller, Charles A Soldier's Play
New York Hill and Wang 1982 0809012448 / 9780809012442 First Paper Edition Paper 
SIGNED BY CHARLES FULLER. Pulitzer Prize winning play about a murder set in a segregated army camp in 1944. The play featured early performances by Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson. Made into a film in 1984 that was nominated for 3 Oscars including best picture and a supporting actor nomination for Adolph Caesar who was also in the original production. Fine 
Price: 150.00 USD
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59 Gaines, Ernest, J. A Lesson Before Dying
New York Alfred a Knopf Inc 1993 Advance Reader's Edition Paper in Paper Slipcase 
SIGNED BY ERNEST J. GAINES. Prize winning novel later made into an Emmy winning t.v. movie with a wonderful cast that included Don Cheadle. Fine in a fine paper slipcase. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Josephine Baker and La Revue Negre. Paul Colin's Lithographs of Le Tuulte Noir In Paris, 1927, Gates, Henry Louis Jr. & Dalton, Karen C.C.
60 Gates, Henry Louis Jr. & Dalton, Karen C.C. Josephine Baker and La Revue Negre. Paul Colin's Lithographs of Le Tuulte Noir In Paris, 1927
New York Harry N. Abrams 1998 0810927721 / 9780810927728 First Edition Oversize Paper 
A superb very large recreation of Paul Colin's brilliant 1927 limited edition portfolio of 45 lithographs that captured the great Jazz scene in Paris that starred Josephine Baker. Includes the original preface and a new intro. Vivid and beautifully printed on heavy stock paper in full color. Uncommon. Fine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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