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81 Hemphill, Essex, edited By. Conceived By Joseph Beam Brother To Brother. New Writings By Black Gay Men.
Boston Alyson Pub. 1991 155583146 X / 9781555831462 1st Edition/2nd Printing Paper 
Large collection of essays, fiction & poetry. No illus. A fine unread copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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82 Hemphill, Essex, edited By. Conceived By Joseph Beam Brother To Brother. New Writings By Black Gay Men.
Boston Alyson Pub. 1991 155583146 X / 9781555831462 1st Edition/1st Printing Paper 
SIGNED BY ESSEX HEMPHILL ON THE BOTTOM OF THE HALF TITLE PAGE. Large collection of essays, fiction & poetry. No illus. Hemphill's signature is scarce. Light wear soft corner creases to the covers. Vg. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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83 Hernandez, Juano Handwritten Letter to a Fan from Juano Hernandez
New York Juano Hernandez 1948 Original Letter Letter 
Handwritten in ink letter from the actor Juano Hernandez to a female fan. Not dated but its from 1948 which is the year Hernandez was appearing on Broadway in the short lived play" Set My People Free" which was directed by Martin Ritt. Hernandez is best known for his film work including his great performance in "Intruder In The Dust." He also did many tv shows. the letter has a few tiny small mended tears. vg. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Some Time Ago. A Historical Portrait of Black Americans, 1850-1950, Higgins, Chester, Jr. & Coombs, Orde
84 Higgins, Chester, Jr. & Coombs, Orde Some Time Ago. A Historical Portrait of Black Americans, 1850-1950
New York Anchor Books/Doubleday 1980 038512001X / 9780385120012 First edition/2nd Printing Large cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY CHESTER HIGGINS JR. Wonderful collection of nearly 200 b&w photographs documenting the black experience in this country from 1850-1950. Includes many portraits of both famous and unknown people along with historical photos. Nicley printed. Price clipped. Very minute soiling to the white back panel along with a few chips and short tears. Near fine/vg. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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85 Himes, Chester A Case of Rape
New York Targ Editions 1980 Limited Edtion Boards & Cloth W. Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY CHESTER HIMES. Signed limited edition of Himes' non-fiction work about the prosecution of 4 black men for the rape & murder of a rich white American woman in Paris. Published only in a limited edition of 350 copies. Published without a dustjacket and lacking the glassine tissue wrapper. Fine. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Basquiat. A Quick Killing In Art., Hoban, Phoebe
86 Hoban, Phoebe Basquiat. A Quick Killing In Art.
New York Viking Books. 1998 0670854778 / 9780670854776 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Bds & Cl. W. Dj. 
Bio. of "The Jimi Hendrix of the artworld." Already the subject of a movie, this young black artist shot to the heights of fame, and then died of a drug overdose at a very early age. 8pgs. of photos. Tiny spot of soiling to the top edge, and a tiny tear to the edge of the back panel of the dustjacket. Fine/fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Lena Horne Signed Jamaica Program, Horne, Lena
87 Horne, Lena Lena Horne Signed Jamaica Program
New York David Merrick 1958 Original Program Oversize Paper 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY LENA HORNE ON THE FRONT COVER. ALSO LAID IN IS A PLAYBILL THAT HAS BEEN INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY LENA HORNE AND RICARDO MONTALBAN. 20pg. original souvenir program and playbill from the 1958 musical that starred the great Lena Horne and Ricardo Montalban. Laid in the program is an original photograph from the musical. The show had a very decent run of 555 performances and was nominated for 7 Tony Awards. Corner crease and light wear to the program. Vg. Also included is 20pgs. large souvenir program for "Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music" THAT HAS BEEN SIGNED IN SILVER INK BY MS. HORNE on the front cover. Ms. Horne did this one woman concert for 333 performances and won many awards including a special Tony. The program is from later in the run and has wear, some creasing to the covers which is mirrored throughout. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Very Young Portrait of Lena Horne, Horne, Lena
88 Horne, Lena Very Young Portrait of Lena Horne
New York Lena Horne 1930 Original Photograph Paper 
Very nice early original close-up 8" x 10" portrait of a very young Lena Horne, taken at the start of her legendary career. Photographer stamp of Herbert Mitchell on the verso. Fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Lena , Horne, Lena & Schickel, Richard
89 Horne, Lena & Schickel, Richard Lena
New York Doubleday & Co. 1965 1st Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY LENA HORNE TO THE ACTRESS BARBARA BAXLEY. The autobiography of the great entertainer whose remarkable career spans half a century. 24pgs. of photos. Corner folds to some pages, light soiling to dustjacket, and light overall wear. Vg/vg.  
Price: 200.00 USD
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New Negro Poets: USA, Hughes, Langston, Edited By. Brooks, Gwendolyn Foreword By
90 Hughes, Langston, Edited By. Brooks, Gwendolyn Foreword By New Negro Poets: USA
IN. Indiana University Press 1964 253299373 First Paper Edition Small Paper 
INSCRIBED OR SIGNED BY THE FOLLOWING POETS ON THEIR PAGES. GWENDOLYN BROOKS (FOREWORD), SAMUEL ALLEN, JAMES A. EMANUEL (TWO POEMS), NAOMI LONG MADGETT, DUDLEY RANDALL, DAVID HENDERSON (TWO POEMS), CALVIN C. HERNTON (TWO POEMS). An anthology of 37 Negro poets. Includes short bio. notes. Unique and uncommon for all the signatures. Some rubbing to the cover, and light wear to the spine. Vg+ 
Price: 250.00 USD
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91 Humphries, Martin, Introduction By Tongues Untied.
London The Gay Men's Press 1987 0854990531 1st Edition Small Paper 
Collection of poems by five gay African-American men including Dirg Aaab-Richards, Craig G. Harris, Essex Hemphill, Isaac Jackson & Assotto Saint. Light browning to pgs. due to the cheap paper used. Fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Speak, So You Can Speak Again : The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, Hurston, Lucy Anne
92 Hurston, Lucy Anne Speak, So You Can Speak Again : The Life of Zora Neale Hurston
New York Doubleday 2004 0385493754 / 9780385493758 First Edition Oversize Glazed Bds. No Dj. 
Marvelous documentation of the important and recently rediscovered African American author Zora Neale Hurston. Includes an interactive removable collection of photographs, poetry, articles, cards and handwritten notes along with a CD of her speaking, singing and reading never before published poems. Published without a dustjacket. Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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93 Jackson II, Eugene W. With St. Julian, Gwendolyn Sides Eugene "Pineapple" Jackson His Own Story
North Carolina McFarland Pub. 1999 0786405333 / 9780786405336 First Edition Illus. glazed Bds. W.o. Dj. 
REVIEW COPY WITH SLIP LAID IN. The life and times of the one time African American child actor who is most known playing "Pineapple" in the original Our Gang comedy shorts of the early 1920's. His long career also included vaudeville, film and televison and his own band. Well illustrated with many photos + filmog. Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Reggie Jackson Hall Of Fame Day Signed Poster , Jackson, Reggie & Neiman, LeRoy
94 Jackson, Reggie & Neiman, LeRoy Reggie Jackson Hall Of Fame Day Signed Poster
New York New York Yankees 1993 1st Edition Poster 
SIGNED BY REGGIE JACKSON AND LeROY NEIMAN. Very nice full color 12" x 17" poster that was published to celebrate Reggie Jackson's induction into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1993. The poster is illustrated with portrait of Jackson at bat done in typical LeRoy Neiman style and the poster has been signed by Jackson & Neiman. On the verso of the poster is Jackson's career stats. Fine  
Price: 3000.00 USD
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95 Jackson, Reggie with Lupica, Mike Reggie
New York Villard Books. 1984 0394532430 / 9780394532431 First edition/1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY REGGIE JACKSON. The autobiography of the great baseball player and Hall Of Famer who played for the New York Yankees from 1977 to 1981. No photos. Laid in is a postcard from The Baseball Hall Of Fame Museum illustrated with his plaque. Small touch of tonning to the front endsheet due to the laid in postcard. Jacket photo of Jackson by Bert Stern. Fine/fine.  
Price: 150.00 USD
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96 Janssen, Volker, Editor Black. The African Male Nude In Art & Photography. Vol. 4
South Africa Janssen Publishers 2006 1919901310 / 9781919901312 Vol. 4. 2006 Oversize Paper 
Large and lavish magazine printed on heavy glossy paper featuring many color and b&w photos of black men, mostly nudes, mildly erotic, Also artwork. Beautifully done. Vg 
Price: 50.00 USD
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97 Johnson, Charles Dreamer
New York Scribner 1998 068481224x / 9780684812243 First Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY CHARLES JOHNSON. Novel based on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Jacket blurbs by Oscar Hijuelos, David Gutterson and others. Fine/fine 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Faith And The Good Think, Johnson, Charles
98 Johnson, Charles Faith And The Good Think
New York The Viking Press 1974 0670305693 / 9780670305698 First edition/2nd Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED TO THE LATE FAMOUS THEATRE DIRECTOR ALAN SCHNEIDER WHO DIRECTED MANY OF EDWARD ALBEE'S PLAYS INCLUDING WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? AND THE ORIGINAL AMERICAN PREMIERE OF WAITING FOR GODOT. Johnson's first novel. Scarce. Small crease to the front flap, light fading to the lettering on the spine panel of dj. and a tiny chip also to the top of spine panel & minute soiling to the top edge. Near fine/vg+ 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Middle Passage , Johnson, Charles
99 Johnson, Charles Middle Passage
New York Atheneum Publishers 1990 0689119682 / 9780689119682 Later Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY CHARLES JOHNSON. National Book Award winner about a newly freed slave in 1830 New Orleans who in order to escape an unwanted marriage unknowingly stowaways on a slave ship bound for Africa. Although this is a later printing a review slip and publisher's publicity material is laid in. Fine/fine.  
Price: 275.00 USD
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100 Johnson, Charles Oxherding Tale
Indiana Indiana University Press 1982 0253166071 / 9780253166074 First Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR IN 1986. 2nd novel by the well regarded African American author. Usual sun fading to the spine panel of the dustjacket and an old tape mend to the top edge of the spine panel. Also tiny faint spot to the front edge. Vg/vg 
Price: 100.00 USD
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