African American Literature & Ephemera
    Book Name-   Price 
 Wrapped In Rainbows: The Life Of Zora Neale Hurston By Valerie Boyd  [SIGNED By Author]  [SOLD]   
Scribner, New York, 2003, First Printing with complete number line, SIGNED by the author on the title page. A masterful biography of the great African American writer, winner of the Georgia Author of The Year Award, and the first to appear in the 25...  read more...
 Train Whistle Guitar By Albert Murray, [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
McGraw Hill, New York, 1974, First Edition, First Printing with no further printings indicated, SIGNED and warmly inscribed at the title page, “For X and Y, some notes for finger snapping and foot tapping, if you know what I mean, Albert Murray”....  read more...
 Trading  Twelves: The Selected Letters Of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray, Edited By Albert Murray and John F. Callahan, [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Modern Library, New York, 2000, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line, SIGNED by Albert Murray at the half title page. The eminent African-American writers, Albert Murray and Ralph Ellison, were contemporaries, fellow graduates of...  read more...
 Tom B. And The Joyful Noise By Jerome Cushman, Illustrated By Cal Massey [SIGNED]   $65.00 
Westminster Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1970, First Printing with no further printings indicated. Boldly inscribed, dated and SIGNED on the ffep by the author. A children’s book, the adventures of Tom B., a small African-American boy who uses his shoe...  read more...
 There Is A Tree More Ancient Than Eden, By Leon Forrest [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
Random House, New York, 1973, First Printing (First Edition stated and number ‘2’ begins the number line as called for with Random House copyright); a presentation copy, signed and warmly inscribed, “Dear Margaret, It was a pleasure meeting you, and...  read more...
 The Sweet Flypaper Of Life By Roy De Carava & Langston Hughes  [SOLD]   
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1955, Stated First Printing in original stiff photo wraps, published at the same time as the hard cover edition of 3,000, with apparently no priority established. A high spot of African American photography and...  read more...
 The Spyglass Tree By Albert Murray, [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
Pantheon, New York, 1991, Stated First Edition, SIGNED at the half title page by the author. The sequel to Murray’s Train Whistle Guitar and the second in a quartet of novels featuring Scooter, now newly embarked on his life as a college student, at...  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...
 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 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 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 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 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 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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 Paradise By Toni Morrison [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
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...
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