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African American Studies

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African American Studies

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A Lonely Rage: The Autobigraphy of Bobby Seale, Seale, Bobby; James Baldwin (Foreword)
1 Seale, Bobby; James Baldwin (Foreword) A Lonely Rage: The Autobigraphy of Bobby Seale
New York Times Books (1978) 0-8129-0715-9 / 9780812907155 First Edition; No printing noted Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Red cloth, gilt spine lettering, yellow endpapers. Dust jacket in red and yellow hues with portrait of Seale to back panel. ; 6-1/4" x 9-1/2"; x, 238 pp; Light wear to cloth at bottom of spine, clean and unmarked. Jacket edgeworn with several small closed tears and tiny losses, not price clipped ($10.95), in clear protective cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Black Language, Andrews, Malachi and Paul T. Owens
2 Andrews, Malachi and Paul T. Owens Black Language
West Los Angeles and Berkeley Seymour-Smith (1973) No edition noted Softcover Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Black wraps, cover illustration and lettering in brown. $2.95 cover price. This copy has a lengthy inscription on the title page, penned and signed by author Andrews: Frankie / Hea it is / Black, Melanin Black / ain't even gon get / Back cause it you / Moving in Beauty and / Rhythm of the World / Malachi Andrews.; 6" x 8-1/4"; x, 150 pp; Signed by Author; Covers/spine worn and rubbed, rear cover with 2" split at top of spine, pages have marginal staining and corner wear, free of tears or writing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Robinson, Wilhelmena S. International Library of Negro Life and History, HISTORICAL NEGRO BIOGRAPHIES
New York, Washington, London Publishers Company (1967) Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Pebbled mustard cloth, lettered in black and silver, "more than 500 personalities are included" (Introduction) - many are pictured. Uncommon in mustard jacket with black and silver lettering, spine denoting this as "Family Ediiton". Laid in is envelope with Bonus Offer and Consultation Certificate within (lacking response card). ; 8-3/4" x 11"; xii, 291 pp; Bumped upper right otherwise lightly worn at corners and spine ends, sound binding, clean and unmarked. Jacket front panel with creasing, rubbed and edgeworn with small losses, in clear protective cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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4 Brown, John; F. N. Boney (Editor) SLAVE LIFE IN GEORGIA: A Narative of the Life, Sufferings, and Escape of John Brown, A Fugitive Slave
Savannah, Georgia The Beehive Press (1972) No edition noted Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
First publication of this work was in London in 1855. Printed at The Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, Vermont. Yellow cloth with black spine lettering, frontispiece is portrait of author. Brown dust jacket with portrait of author and white lettering. ; 5" x 7-3/4"; xxi, 216 pp; Book has no wear of note. Jacket is ever-so-slightly faded (we can see where a label was removed from the front panel revealing the slight color difference), very slight wear along bottom edge, protected by mylar cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Soul Looks Back in Wonder, Feelings, Tom
5 Feelings, Tom Soul Looks Back in Wonder
New York Dial Books 1993 0-8037-1001-1 / 9780803710016 Stated First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Illustrator
... celebrates the African-American spirit along with thirteen major American poets: Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, Alexis De Veaux, Mari Evans, Darryl Holmes, Langston Hughes, Rashidah Ismaili, Haki R. Madhubuti, Walter Dean Myers, Mwatabu Okantah, Eugene B. Redmond, Askia M. Toure, Margaret Walker. Black paper over boards, purple cloth spine, endpapers and each page illustrated to accompany poetry. Dust jacket with full color wrap-around illustration. This copy with a warm inscription on the title page penned and inscribed by Feelngs to fellow artist Claude Clark. ; Oblong, 10-1/2" x 9-3/4"; [27] pp; Feelings was the 1994 Coretta Scott King Book Illustrator Award Winner for this title, the first of two. ; Signed by Illustrator; Book is lightly bumped at corners of spine, otherwise fine. Jacket has light wear at spine corners and a single 3/4" closed tear along the bottom edge, protected by mylar cover. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Woodson, Carter G. THE AFRICAN BACKGROUND OUTLINED, or, Handbook for the Study of the Negro
Washington, D. C. The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (1936) Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Publishers green cloth with black lettering to front cover and spine, illustrated with a few maps. ; 6" x 9"; viii, 478 pp; This edition is scarce in the trade. A later Greenwood Press reprint can be found more readily. ; A copy that has been well-used but not abused. Darkening to spine, rubbing along spine edges, fraying, bumped corners, front hinge a bit tender, title page with some soiling and creasing, prior owner name inked inside rear cover, pp 23-24 were marked with a straight pin (now removed) but the pin left tiny holes and damage to adjacent pages, text generally clean (teo pages with faint pencil lines at margin). 
Price: 275.00 USD
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7 Al Talal, Dr. Faissal Fahd and Dr. Khalid Abdullah Taria Al Mansour THE CHALLENGES OF SPREADING ISLAM IN AMERICA and Other Essays
[San Francisco] First African Arabian Press (1980) Stated First Edition Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Stiff white wraps, perfect bound, front cover with portraits of authors. ; 6" x 9"; 213 pp; Appears unread. Mild wear to covers, clean and unmarked within. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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THE QUALITY OF HURT: The Autobiography Of Chester Himes, Volume I, Himes, Chester
8 Himes, Chester THE QUALITY OF HURT: The Autobiography Of Chester Himes, Volume I
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Company 1972 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Brown cloth boards, black cloth spine lettered in gilt, brown endpapers. Light yellow dust jacket offers portraits of Himes on front and back panel. ; 6" x 8-1/2"; 351 pp; Spine ends misshapen, covers show minor discoloration at edges, clean and unmarked within. Dust jacket lightly soiled, edgeworn with two small losses along bottom, not price clipped ($7.95), in clear protective cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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ZBC 1994: A Geonomical Solution to the Problem of Haphazard Black Migration, Walton, Sidney F., Jr.
9 Walton, Sidney F., Jr. ZBC 1994: A Geonomical Solution to the Problem of Haphazard Black Migration
San Ramon, California San Ramon Valley Counseling 1972 Stated First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Red cloth, gilt spine lettering, text followed by several appendices and index. White dust jacket with cover illustration of graph. This copy with lengthy and warm presentation inscription penned and signed by the author inside the front cover. ; 6" x 9-1/4"; 157+ pp; Signed by Author; Book with no wear of note, unmarked within apart from author's inscription. Jacket edgeworn with small closed tears, rear panel with small rubbed area and another small area covered with whiteout, not price clipped ($7.95), protected by mylar cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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