African American Literature & Ephemera
    Book Name+   Price 
 Conjugations And Reiterations: Poems By Albert Murray [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
Pantheon, New York, 2003, First Edition with complete number line, SIGNED by the author on the half title page; slim octavo, in quarter black cloth over black boards, appears unread, fine, in a like dust jacket, unclipped with a touch of shelf wear,...  read more...
 Development Arrested: Race, Power & The Blues In The Mississippi Delta by Clyde Woods  [ON HOLD]   $150.00 
Verso, London, 1998, First Edition, First Printing. An acclaimed major study of "the two centuries old conflict between African American workers and the planters of the Mississippi Delta"; a multidisciplinary account which encompasses rural studies,...  read more...
 From The Briarpatch File: On Context, Procedure and American Identity By Albert Murray [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
Pantheon Books, New York, 2001, First Printing with complete number line, SIGNED and inscribed by Albert Murray (1916 -2013) at the half-title page. In quarter black cloth over black boards, with bright gilt titles to spine, touch of shelf wear,...  read more...
 Invisible Man By Ralph Ellison [SOLD]   
Random House, New York, 1952, First Edition, Stated First Printing, First State Dust Jacket, with AB at the bottom of copyright page and price of $3.95 on front flap of dust jacket, as called for. Ellison’s stunning first novel was the winner of the...  read more...
 James Baldwin: Artist On Fire , A Portrait By W.J. Weatherby [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
Donald I. Fine, New York, 1989, First Printing with complete number line, twice SIGNED, dated and warmly inscribed by the author on the ffep. Foot of spine is slightly pushed, else fine, in quarter mustard yellow cloth over blue boards; in a like...  read more...
 Langston Hughes and The Blues by Steven C. Tracy  [SOLD]   
University of Illinois Press, Urbana & Chicago, 1988, First Printing with complete number line. Blues scholar Tracy, in this astute study of the illustrious Harlem Renaissance poet, demonstrates how deeply Hughes's poetry was influenced by and...  read more...
 Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes Of  A Native Son By James Baldwin  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Dial Press, New York, 1961, First Edition, First Printing, with matching date on title page and copyright page as called for; SIGNED and inscribed " James Baldwin - Peace-" on the half title page. A collection of wide ranging essays written between...  read more...
 Paradise By Toni Morrison [SIGNED]   $95.00 
Knopf, New York, 1998, Stated First Edition. SIGNED by the author at the half title page, not the more common book plate signature. In original black cloth, small number notation to top of front pastedown, else about fine, in a like, unclipped dust...  read more...
 Ralph Ellison: A Biography By Arnold Rampersad [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Knopf, New York, 2007, First Printing with complete number line, SIGNED and dated in the year of publication by the author on the title page. The signature was acquired at the The New School, New York, on October 17, 2007 for which an event pamphlet...  read more...
 Relocations of The Spirit By Leon Forrest [SIGNED By Author]  [SOLD]   
Asphodel Press, Wakefield, RI, & London, 1994, Stated First Edition, inscribed and SIGNED by the author on the title page. A collection of essays, articles, and book reviews which span a twenty year period; the only book of non-fiction and the last...  read more...
 Richard Wright: Daemonic Genius by Margaret Walker [SIGNED By Author]  [SOLD]   
Warner Books, New York, 1988, First Printing with complete number line, inscribed, SIGNED and dated in year of publication by the author on the title page. The first biography of the eminent African American writer by one of his contemporaries and...  read more...
 South To A very Old Place By Albert Murray  [SIGNED]   $150.00 
McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971, Stated First Edition, SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the half title page, “for X, who is all too familiar with the idiom". Albert Murray (1916-2013) was a celebrated African American social critic, essayist,...  read more...
 South To A Very Old Place By Albert Murray, [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971, Stated First Edition, SIGNED By the author at the half title page; second book by the celebrated African American social theorist, essayist, biographer and novelist. Innovatively structured and described by Robert Bone...  read more...
 The Blue Devils Of Nada: A Contemporary American Approach To Aesthetic Statement By Albert Murray   $18.00 
Pantheon, New York, 1996, First Edition with complete number line; an incisive and eloquent collection of essays on writing, music and art; whether discussing Ellington, Armstrong, Bearden or Hemingway, Murray’s writing is informed by his life-time...  read more...
 The Blue Devils Of Nada: A Contemporary American Approach To Aesthetic Statement By Albert Murray [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
Pantheon, New York, 1996, First Edition with complete number line, SIGNED by the author at the half title page. An incisive and eloquent collection of essays on writing, music and art; whether discussing Ellington, Armstrong, Bearden or Hemingway,...  read more...
 The Hero And The Blues By Albert Murray   $18.00 
University Of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, 1973, First Edition, First Printing. In a wide ranging examination of the hero in the Western literary tradition, Murray argues that contemporary writers have lost a sense of the need for creative...  read more...
 The Hero And The Blues By Albert Murray, [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
University Of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, 1973, First Edition, warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the author at the title page. In a wide ranging examination of the hero in the Western literary tradition, Murray argues that contemporary writers have...  read more...
 The Omni-Americans: New Perspectives On Black Experience And American Culture, By Albert Murray, [SIGNED], [SOLD]]   
Outerbridge & Dienstfrey, New York, 1970, First Edition , First Printing, with “first published” and no further printings indicated, SIGNED on the title page by the author; the first book by the celebrated African American social theorist, essayist,...  read more...
 The Passion Of Claude McKay: Selected Prose & Poetry 1912-1948, Edited By Wayne Cooper [SIGNED]   $42.00 
Schocken Books, New York, 1973, First Edition, boldly SIGNED on the front paste down by the eminent African American educator, psychologist, and social activist Kenneth B. Clark (1914-2005). A tireless advocate for desegregation, Clark was perhaps...  read more...
 The Seven League Boots By Albert Murray [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
Pantheon, New York, 1995, First Printing, with complete number line, SIGNED on the half-title page by Albert Murray (1916-2013). This is the celebrated African American social theorist, essayist, biographer and novelist's, last in a trilogy of...  read more...
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