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Thurgood Marshall: Justice for All

By: Goldman, Roger [with David Gallen]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032331

ISBN: 0881848050

Condition: Near Fine


509 pages. Remainder mark on top edge. Dust jacket shows scattered rubbing and scuffs on edges. Jacket remains bright and clean, and is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. View more info

Holm's Race Assimilation or the Fading Leopard's Spots

By: Holm, John James

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Naperville, IL, J. L. Nichols & Company:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032305

Condition: Fair


Copyright is 1910. 526 pages. Red cloth covers are rubbed and show wear at spine ends and corners. Text and image on covers are a little faded, though remain clear. Red crayon price and a penciled note on blank front end leaves, and an inked name on first blank page. Hinges (internal) are both broke, though text block remains tight and in very good condition. View more info

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Acres of Aspiration: The All-Black Towns in Oklahoma

By: Johnson, Hannibal B.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Austin, TX, Eakin Press:

Edition: First Edition / First Printing

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By the Author

Seller ID: 035615

ISBN: 1571686649

Condition: Fine


Copyright is 2002. 261 pages. Inscribed and signed by the author on half title page and dated 6/13/03. Dust jacket is now in a clear protective sleeve. View more info

Step it Down: Games, Plays, Songs, and Stories from the Afro-American Heritage

By: Jones, Bessie & Bes Lomax Hawes

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 030921

Condition: Good+


Copyright is 1972; 233 pages; Signed in name only by Bessie Jones on blank front free end page; Yellow cloth covers are slightly soiled and there is a little foxing on edges; Previous owners inked name/address on blank front paste down; Volume remains tight and is otherwise clean; Jacket with slight wear and handling remains bright and is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. View more info

The Art of Elizabeth Catlett

By: Lewis, Samella

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Claremont, CA, Hancraft Studios:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author and Subject

Seller ID: 030907

ISBN: 0941248062

Condition: Very Good+


Copyright is 1984; 193 pages; Un-numbered copy of a stated limited edition of 1000; Silver signature in name only of Elizabeth Catlett on blank front free end page; Author, Samella Lewis' inscription on half title page reads in full: "To ______ / with best wishes, / Samella Lewis / 1986"; Light foxing on edges; Volume is otherwise bright, very clean, and intact;; Jacket shows very light scattered edge creases/handling, though with no tears or chips and remaining bright and clean; Jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. View more info

The Story of the Jubilee Singers

By: Marsh, J. B. T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cleveland, OH, The Cleveland Printing & Publishing Co.: 1892

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 032308

Condition: Fair


311 pages. Cloth covers are worn at spine ends and corners. Volume shows a little lean. Top hinge (internal) is cracked, though volume remains fairly tight and text block is solid. Inked name on fore edge. View more info

I Was Right on Time

By: O'Neil, Buck (with Steve Wulf and David Conrads)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: First Trade

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By the Author and Others

Seller ID: 033028

ISBN: 0684803054

Condition: Near Fine


First printing of the first trade edition following the Easton Press limited edition. 254 pages. Author's inscription on front free end page reads in full: "To ______ ____-- / Best Wishes! / Buck O'Neil" Inscription is followed by six additional signatures, being: [Clifford] Connie Johnson; Lefty LaMarque; Herman (Doc) Horn Sr.; Jessie Rogers; Slick Surratt; and Ulysses Holliman. Slight signs of handling and a couple very slight smudges on fore edges. Volume remains tight and otherwise very clean. Dust jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. View more info

Freedom Ride

By: Peck, James

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1962

Edition: First Edition / First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 032328

Condition: Very Good+


160 pages. Signed "Jim Peck" in name only on the title page. Volume shows slight spine lean. Covers show very light rubbing and some signs of age. Volume remains tight and is clean and intact. Dust jacket remains bright and clean, though with scattered light rubbing and scattered small edge chips/tears. Dust jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. View more info

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Between Black and White: Autobiographical Sketches

By: Proctor, Henry Hugh

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston, The Pilgrim Press:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035273

Condition: Good


Copyright is 1925. 189 pages. Cloth covers are rubbed, though lettering remains bright and clear. Penciled name, etc. on front end leaves. Three leaves (pp 151-156) are chipped on lower edge, with the first leaf showing creases and folds at corner. Damage is in the margins and does NOT affect text. Paper is just a little age toned. Volume remains tight. View more info

Looking Backward at Us

By: Raspberry, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Jackson, MS, University Press of Mississippi: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032333

ISBN: 0878055355

Condition: Fine


192 pages. Dust jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. View more info

We Who Believe in Freedom: Sweet Honey in the Rock... Still on the Journey

By: Reagon, Bernice Johnson and Sweet Honey in the Rock

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Anchor Books / Doubleday: 1993

Inscription: Signed by Author and Subject

Seller ID: 032338

ISBN: 0385468628

Condition: Fine


367 pages, soft bound with NO CD. Inscribed and Signed by the author and five other members of Sweet Honey in the Rock, on half title page. View more info

Sharing My Notebook

By: Reynolds, Raymond J.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Reseda, CA, Mojave Books:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By the Author

Seller ID: 030916

ISBN: 0878810854

Condition: Near Fine


Copyright is 1979; 83 pages; Author's inscription on blank front free end page reads in full: "7-23-80 / To Miss _____ ______ with / lot of admiration and good / wishes. / Raymond Jordan Reynold"; Book shows very slight foxing on edges and end leaves; Jacket shows scattered light foxing and is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. View more info

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The Black Coal Miner of Southeast Kansas

By: Robb, John M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Topeka, State of Kansas Commission on Civil Rights: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035154

Condition: Very Good+


14 pages, saddle stapled. Covers are a little darkened along edges. Otherwise Fine. View more info

Buffalo Soldiers, Braves, and the Brass: The Story of Fort Robinson, Nebraska

By: Schubert, Frank N.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Shippensburg, PA, White Mane Publishing Company, Inc.: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By the Author

Seller ID: 032681

ISBN: 0942597443

Condition: Fine


250 pages. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Dust jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. View more info

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The Ethnic Heritage of Topeka, Kansas: Immigrant Beginnings

By: Swan, Robert A., Jr.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: N/P, Self Published:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036636

Condition: Fine


Copyright is 1974. 178 pages. Self published paper for the "Institute of Comparative Ethnic Studies." View more info

Yes We Can: Barack Obama's History-Making Presidential Campaign

By: Tufankjian, Scot (Photographs by)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, PowerHouse Books:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027363

ISBN: 1576875040

Condition: Fine


Copyright is 2008; First printing of the first edition; 191 pages; There is a two inch closed tear from top edge of DJ over rear cover; DJ is otherwise fine, and is now protected in a Brodart Mylar sleeve. View more info

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The Chance

By: Vaughn, Dale E.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Leawood, KS, Leathers Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By the Author

Seller ID: 037493

ISBN: 1585972436

Condition: Near Fine


278 pages. Inscribed "To Jay..." and signed by the author. Volume is otherwise Fine. Dust jacket is now in a clear Brodart protective sleeve. View more info

The Story of My Life and Work

By: Washington, Booker T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Naperville, IL, J. L. Nichols & Company:

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: 032307

Condition: Fair


Copyright is 1901. 423 pages. Missing pages 27/28 with illustrations and no text. Cloth covers are rubbed. Hinges (internal) are broke. Text block remains tight and generally clean. Good reading copy. View more info

The Encyclopedia of African American Military History

By: Weir, William (foreword By Molefi Kete Asante; preface By Gen. Lloyd Newton)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Amherst, MA, Prometheus Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026007

ISBN: 1591021693

Condition: Very Good+


Cloth covers show very light rubbing at spine ends and corners; Inked name on blank front paste down; Volume is otherwise tight, very clean, and intact. View more info

The Life and Works of Paul Laurence Dunbar...

By: Wiggins, Lida Keck

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Naperville, IL, J. L. Nichols & Company:

Seller ID: 032304

Condition: Poor+


Last copyright is 1907. 430 pages. Covers are soiled and spine is missing. Boards held together with packing tape. Some signatures are loosened. One plate is detached, chipped, and worn, but laid in place. View more info