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Coffy, Movie Pressbook

By: (American International Pictures)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, American International Pictures: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15905

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled, printed on slick stock, this pressbook for the movie, "Coffy" starring Pam Grier, has only very light wear. It is about fine. Pressbooks included all sorts of material for a local theatre to publicize a coming attraction, from synopses of the movies, to visual ads to promotioanl ideas (labelled "Exploitation" in this particular book). Coffy was a popular feature starrin Pam Grier. This is a very desirable pressbook. ; B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Un... View more info

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Suggestions for Negro History Week Programs

By: (Association for the Study of Negro Life and History)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Central State College Association for the Study of Negro Life and History: (1952)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 15828

Condition: Near Fine


Very light wear and aging with a couple of unobtrusive and light smudges. It is about near fine. This features the first separate printing of "Ballad of Negro History" by Langston Hughes, after its first appearance in the Negro History Bulletin for February, 1952. The Hughes poem makes up the rear wrap. The poem mentions, as historical icons, Crispus Attucks, Denmark Vesey, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, John Brown, Dunbar and Johnson, W.E.B.DuBois, Countee... View more info

Program of the Semicentennial-- The Golden Jubilee-- of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1915--1965

By: (Atlanta University

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Atlanta University: 1965

Seller ID: 15696

Condition: Near Fine


This program, printed front and reverse on slick paper, is fine except for a small ding on upper right corner. The front features a B&W photograph of Carter Woodson, and an announcement of the Semicentennial Celebration for the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and a small fundraising/donor coupon (at bottom). This celebration took place October 21-23, 1965 at Atlanta University. The reverse has a detailed schedule of events along with a history of the ... View more info

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Glimpses of Negro Americans

By: (Church of Christ)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, The Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches of The Department of Reace Relations, Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America: ca. 1930

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15868

Condition: Very Good


Stapled. pale green wraps with black titles and frame. This booklet has very light wear but has a number stamped on the front, top right, a star, top left, over a faded name. It has very light age-toning. Overall, the booklet is solid VG to VG+. This was one of a series of booklets issued by the Church of Christ in the 1930's. While the booklet is not dated, it comes from sometime in the 1930's. Rather uncommon -- WorldCat finds only ten copies in libraries. ; Interracia... View more info

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Glimpses of Negro Americans

By: (Church of Christ)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, The Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches of The Department of Reace Relations, Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America: ca. 1930

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16050

Condition: Very Good


Stapled. pale green wraps with black titles and frame. This booklet has been professionally and almost unnoticeably retipped to the wraps. It has very light age-toning. Overall, the booklet is solid VG to VG+. This was one of a series of booklets issued by the Church of Christ in the 1930's. While the booklet is not dated, it comes from sometime in the 1930's. Rather uncommon -- WorldCat finds only ten copies in libraries. ; Interracial Publications Number Thirty-Two; 8v... View more info

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Twenty-two Years' Work of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute at Hampton, Virginia. : Records of Negro and Indian Graduates and Ex-students with Historical and Personal Sketches and Testimony on Important Race Questions from Within and Without,

By: (Hampton Institute)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Hampton, Normal School Press: 1893

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15824

Condition: Very Good+


Deep brown, textured cloth with decorative bands top and bottom along with gilt titles. This copy has been professionally repaired and cleaned. The hinges have been strengthened and some endpapers repaired and reattached. The book is from the Spelman College Library in Atlanta but has only a few stamps, mostly on endpapers and the ghost of a call number sticker on the spine, not immediately noticeable. The association with Spelman may be a plus. Otherwise, the book has o... View more info

Lena Horne -- Three Publicity Photographs from Lena Horne Cosmetics

By: (Lena Horne)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: (San Francisco), Harry L. Cox Studio of Photography: 1959

Seller ID: 16094

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 3 pages View more info

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Little Willie's Dream Book

By: (Little Willie)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Komar Ltd.: 1977

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 15815

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled, pale green wraps with darker green titles and sepia-toned image of Little Willie. Book has only very light wear, an almost new copy. This is a book for producing numbers to bet in a lottery, whether legal or illegal. It is a "dream book" because it consists mainly of a long list of dream subjects and the numbers associated with them. There is also an Introduction on numerology and an astrology section, all offering more advice on numbers to choose. There are als... View more info

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Program, The Thirteenth Annual Negro History Week in Los Angeles, 1961 : Our Authors Study Club

By: (Los Angeles Branch of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Association for the Study of Negro Life and History: 1961

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15887


Stapled, yellowish-orange wraps with black tiles and frame. This program for Negro History Week in LA has some edge, corner and surface wear along with age-toning both exterior and interior. There is also writing on both front and rear wraps plus a quarter-sized stain on the upper center portion of around half the pages. Overall, the program is G+ to VG-. The program includes a schedule of activities, photographs of local dignitaries, participants in various activities,... View more info

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Club Baby Grand, Harlem, Photo Holder, Nipsey Russell

By: (Nipsey Russell)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Club Baby Grand: ca.1955

Seller ID: 15676

Condition: Very Good


This is an oblong (10 1/2 X 9 1/4) slick, cardboard folder that advertised the Club Baby Grand in Harlem and was designed to hold a photograph of someone visiting the nightspot. If this one ever held a photo, that photo is long gone. The folder is in about VG condition with an old, flat crease on the front bottom corner and three scuffs on the back. The front shows a photo of the front entrance to the club along with a smaller photo of "M.C." Nipsey Russell, popular come... View more info

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Sappy's Barber Shop Sign : For Colored Only

By: (Sappy)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Pittsburg, Ace Printing Co.: ca. 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15441

Condition: Very Good


Pasteboard advertising sign of clockface with yellow background, white numerals and dark metal, movable clock hands. The lettering reads: "Sappy's Barber Shop. Out to Lunch. Be Back At (time indicated by clock hands). Y'all Come Again. For Colored Only." There is toning to various degrees along all edges along with areas of creasing at two upper corners, though this creaing has been flattened over time and is not particularly noticeable. I'm guessing that the dat... View more info

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Carver Movie Brochure - Pinky with Ethel Waters, 1949

By: (Unknown)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alexandria, Carver Movie Theater: 1949

Seller ID: 15656

Condition: Very Good


This is a single-fold, brochure of coming attractions for the Carver Theater in Alexandria, Virginia. The brochure has very light, general wear with even age-toning. On the front and back pages someon has written in pencil. Please see scan. Overall this brochure is in VG to VG+ condition. The brochure came from the collection of an African-American man and seems to have been a part of his collection becaue of the ad for the 1949 movie, Pinky "She Passed For White"... View more info

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Photograph of African-American Man with Two Drums - Fife and Drum Tradition

By: (Unknown)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Northwest Georgia (?), UNknown: ca. 1940

Seller ID: 15664

Condition: Very Good


Small, B&W photograph of an African-American man outside playing a snare drum with a bass drum to the side. The photo has a light double image at the bottom and has some light wear and aging but is in excellent condition overall. This photo is significant because it almost certainly shows a man who is part of a drum and fife group. Drum and fife music in the upper South, northern Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi developed over time after the Civil War. It was a combinati... View more info

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The Survival of Domination: Inferiorization and Everyday Life

By: Adam, Barry D.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Elsevier: 1978

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15682

ISBN: 044499047X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket have only very light shelf or surface wear. This book is a study of the ways everyday life causes inferiorization or subordination for Jews, African-Americans and Homosexuals. Written in 1978, the book seems to deal with problems that remain in contemporary society. Very attractive copy. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 179 pages View more info

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Afro-American Calendar, Sample, 1976

By: Afro-American Publishing Company

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Afro-American Publishing Company: 1976

Edition: Sample Edition

Seller ID: 15883

Condition: Near Fine


This sample calendar has only very minor wear at some corners. It is very close to fine. The calendar shows where a business name, address, products and slogans would go. It provides an illustration and biography of a famous African-American for each two month periods. I assume that these samples were distributed to small business and orders would be take, Intersting and informative item. ; Color Drawings; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 6 pages View more info

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The American Negro

By: Allen, J. S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, International Pamphlets: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16051


Stapled, deep blue wraps with white titles (rear wraps is white.) Much wear with loss on corners on front along with shot, closed tears and some small scuffs. Two staple holes near mid-spine where pamphlet was possibly staled when front wrap detached. Except for problems with front wrap, this copy would be VG+; as is, it is G+ to VG-. International Pamphlets seems to have been a Marxist-oriented publisher. This pamphlet was No. 18 of a series that the company published ... View more info

American Travelers' Guide to Negro History

By: American Oil Company

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, American Oil Company: (1965)

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 16099

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial blue wraps with white titles. Some soiling/toning on edges; otherwise, a square and secure copy with very nice interior. An automobile traveler's guide to African-American related sites in most states. Introduction states that this is the third edition. The booklet is not dated so I am guessing that it comes from the mid-1960's with 1965 being the most likely. Of some interest is the fact that important Civil Rights sites in the South are not included... View more info

This Was Harlem, A Cultural Portrait 1900-1950

By: Anderson, Jervis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux: 1982

Edition: 1st Softcover Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15597

Condition: Very Good+


This copy has some light edge, corner and surface wear with light diagonal creasing at front corners and two light reading creases on spine. Book is still square and securely bound, a nuice copy of the first softcover edition. This is solid, interesting history of Harlem in its heyday. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 390 pages View more info

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A Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States

By: Aptheker, Herbert (ed.)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, The Citadel Press: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15502

Condition: Very Good


Magenta cloth with gilt titles on spine. Some, generally light, edge, corner and surface wear, with rubbing at corners and spine ends. Square and securely bound with no tears or parting. Signed by Aptheker, without inscription on ffep. Introduction by W. E. B. Du Bois. Aptheker was a Marxist historian who was blacklisted in academia during the 1950's because of his membership in the Communist Party. He became one of the foremost champions of the developing study of Afric... View more info

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The Case of the Deadly Triangle : A Leonard Robinson Mystery

By: Ayers, Ronald

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Holloway House: 1975

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15921

ISBN: 0870674668

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial cover with general light wear and a faint reading crease on spine. Bottom right corner also has a small crease. Pages toned as is often the cae with Holloway House. Book feels unread. This copy is signed with inscription on the title page. Holloway House books are rarely signed. This was the first novel by Ayers who had been a police officer in Detroit. He does not appear to have written any others. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; Signed by Author View more info