Chicago: At the Sign of the Gargoyle, 1943. Hardcover. erratum slip (tipped to page 11), decorations (by Calvin Brazelton), 46, p. Decorated boards backed in cloth. 20cm. No jacket (as published?). Foreword by Lloyd Emerson Siberell. Printed in a limited edition ... at the Norman Press." INSCRIBED by Norman Forgue...
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New York: NAACP, 1922. Paperback. pages -94. Softcover in original wrapper. 25cm. Foxing along fore-edge. Internally sound and clean. Cover illustration by Henry Ossawa Turner. Includes: "When Christmas Comes," by *Jessie Fauset (pages 61-63) and "Steps toward the Negro Theatre," by Alain Locke (pages 66-68).
New York: NAACP, 1914. Paperback. -154. Softcover in original wrapper. 30cm. Light soiling. Cover almost entirely split along fold. Internally sound and clean. Cover illustration by *John Henry Adams, Jr. Includes "My House and a Glimpse of My Life Therein. A Story," by *Jessie Fauset (pp. 143-145).
Singapore: University of Singapore Literary Society, (1974). Paperback. 33 (including material inside back cover), 32p. Softcovers in original wrapper. 23-22cm. Fiction and poetry.
Cincinnati: American Reform Tract and Book Society, 1857. Hardcover. frontis, plate, 135p. plus 6p. publisher's adverts. Original cloth. 15cm. Cover rubbed. Extremities frayed. Scattered foxing. Abolitionist story first published in 1856. The author is identified, indirectly, in the Preface as having the initials M. A. F. She appears to have...
Stanford & NY: 1966-1971. Paperback. Eight issues. Original wrappers. 22-23cm. Only one more number was published (No. 13/14). The first five issues were published in Stanford, California, and thereafter in New York City. Issue No. 1 titled: Journal of the New African Literature.
Paris: Libraire Champes et Cie. New York, 1910. 44 leaves printed on one side. Tied internally in limp leather binding. 12cm. We found no bibliographic information about this oddity which appears to have been typed and then reproduced on photostatic paper.
n.p. n.d. [1950s?]. Paperback. 10p. Sheets stapled in upper corner. 30cm. Horizontal crease throughout. Mimeographed text printed on one side only. A short story/essay about a child given up by his Japanese mother and whose father was an African American sergeant serving a life sentence at Leavenworth. Author not identified.....
New York: Century, 1907. 1st ed. Hardcover. frontis, illustrations, vi, 190p. Decorated cloth -- cotton picking scene on front cover. 19cm. Moderate cover soil. "Stories" and Nicholas" partially erased from title on title-page. No Jacket.
London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1893. 3rd ed. Hardcover. 271p. plus 15p, publisher's Autumn Announcements dated 1892. Green cloth. 20cm. Extremities rubbed and frayed. Other cover wear. Spine sloped. Minor foxing. Former owner's name. Fiction set in Colonial India.
London: Heinemann, (c. 1983). 1st ed. Hardcover. 113p. Original green cloth. dj. 19cm. Review slip laid in. Short stories about peasants in Upper Egypt or Cairo elected and translated from the Arabic by Denys Johnson-Davies.
New York: The Dial Press, 1946. Hardcover. 272p. Grey cloth. dj. 20cm. A World War II novel by Bella Abzug's spouse.
(New York): Limited Editions Club, 1945. Gordon Ross. Hardcover. color frontis and illustrations (by Gordon Ross), xxxviii, 198p. Padded cloth. Slipcase. 24cm. Minor scuffing and a small spot on slipcase. Partially unopened. Copy #621 of an edition limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by Ross.
London: Bickers & Son, 1886. 1st ed. in English. Paperback. vii, , 101, viii, 138p. Original wrapper, rebacked with most of original backstrip mounted. 18cm. Lacks top 1.2cm. of original backstrip; the rest of the backstrip shows some splits and other wear. Some cover foxing and soil. Iracema was translated...
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1943. Fritz Eichenberg. Hardcover. illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg, xv, 178p. 26cm. Black leather (spine and fore-edges) and decorated paper boards. Two-part black slipcase. 26cm. Minor scuffing on top edge of slipcase. Copy #621 of an edition limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by Eichenberg.
New York: Gottsberger, 1888. 1st Amer. ed. Hardcover. 241p. Original blue cloth. 18cm. Moderate cover scuffing and wear. Fiction. The English edition of this translation was published by E. J. W. Gibb in 1884.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1960. 1st English ed. Hardcover. 224p. Boards. dj. 19cm. An unusual love story set in the Philippines.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943. First American edition. Hardcover. Translated from the Spanish by Richard O'Connell and James Graham Lujan. diagram, x, 252p. dj. 21cm. Jacket has some edge-tears and minor chipping). Novelist from Uruguay.
Los Angeles: Western Publishers, 1961. 1st ed. Hardcover. 208p. 22cm. Covers unevenly browned. Backstrip stained at top. No Jacket. INSCRIBED. A novel about interracial love that ends in tragedy.
Rouses Point, N.Y. Lovell Printing & Publishing Co, 1876. [1st ed.?]. Hardcover. 298p. Blue cloth. 19cm. A novel set in England which seems focused on problems caused by social drinking.
New York: Dial Press, (c. 1978). Benny Andrews. 1st ed. Hardcover. frontis and other illustrations (by Benny Andrews), 283p. Hardcover. dj. 23cm. Modest foxing and wear on rear jacket flap. Small flaw at head of front cover joint. INSCRIBED by Raymond and Benny Andrews on front free endpaper.
New York: Dial Press, (c. 1978). Benny Andrews. 1st ed. Hardcover. frontis and other illustrations (by Benny Andrews), 283p. Original leather backed boards. dj. 23cm. INSCRIBED by Raymond and Benny Andrews on front free endpaper (Raymond) and half-title (Benny).
Atlanta: Peachtree, (c. 1991). Benny Andrews. Hardcover. illustrations (by Benny Andrews), 203p. Original cloth backed boards. dj. 23cm. SIGNED by Benny Andrews on front free endpaper.
New York: Vantage Press, (c. 1952). 1st ed. Hardcover. 76p. 22cm. Lacks front free endpaper. Some smudges on rear endpaper. Backstrip faded. No Jacket. An uncommon short romantic novel by an African American writer.
Philadelphia: Henry F. Anners, (1843). Hardcover. 158p. Original blindstamped red cloth. 15cm. Spine sloped. Cover somewhat soiled and worn. Moderate foxing. Temperance tales about the evils and disaster brought on by succumbing to the temptation of strong drink.