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1 Before the Darkness Covers Us Jackson, Clyde Owen - 1ST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Exposition Press 1969 Stated 1st Edition Hard Copy Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Exposition Press, New York, 1969. Inscribed by author on front free end page as follows: "Best wishes to Ernest [signed] Clyde Owen Jackson". Stated 1st edition. Hard copy. Book is in Very Good condition: bumped corners; small chip on rear paste-down; spine slightly cocked; one page dogeared; binding is tight, and pages are clean. Dust jacket is in Good condition: chips and tears on edges and one small hole between front cover and flap; not price-clipped. From the dust jacket: "This book is a forceful, compassionate plea to every American, black and white, to cast aside racism and bigotry that we may become one united nation. Should this not be done, and done soon, Clyde Owen Jackson sees America divided into two hostile camps and its strength tragically weakened." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Church Administration in the Black Perspective Massey, Floyd
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Judson Press 1976 0817007105 / 9780817007102 Soft Cover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Judson Press, Valley Forge, PA, 1976. Inscribed by author on half-title page as follows: "With best wishes, Floyd Massey, Jr." Book is in Good condition: creasing on covers; corner wear; shelf wear; binding is tight, and pages are clean. Soft cover. From the rear cover: "Here is a book that deals with the particular needs of those who have the responsibility of administration in black churches. The authors have set forth guidelines for developing effective organization of the church, boards, and committees based on the experience of black people. They show how the African heritage and the slave experience have molded traditions which are significant in black church life today." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Laughing in the Dark: From Colored Girl to Woman of Color - A Journey from Prison to Power Gaines, Patrice
New York, New York, U.S.A. Crown Publishers 1994 0517594757 / 9780517594759 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Crown Publishers, New York, 1994. Inscribed by author on front free end page as follows: "Harry Brooks, Thank you for the time & energy you give -- [signed] Patrice Gaines 12-14-94". Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Book is in Very Good condition: boards don't lie quite flat; slight discoloration on edges; binding is tight, and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition: slight fading; not price-clipped; in mylar protective jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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4 Street Life: Afro-American Culture in Urban Trinidad Lieber, Michael
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Schenkman Publishing Co. 1981 087038744 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Schenkman Publishing Co., Cambridge, MA, 1981. Soft cover. Book is in Very Good condition: light cover wear; edges a little dirty; binding is tight and pages are clean. Note the following anomaly in this copy: the cover of this book has the title "Street Scenes: Afro-American Culture in Urban Trinidad" although the title page and half-title page have the title "Street Life: Afro-American Culture in Urban Trinidad". 
Price: 18.00 USD
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5 Sweet Summer: Growing Up With and Without My Dad Campbell, Bebe Moore - FIRST PRINTING INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO LOU GOSSETT JR.
New York, New York, U.S.A. G. P. Putnam's Sons 1989 0-399-13415-8 / 9780399134159 First Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
272 pages. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1989. Inscribed by author to Lou Gossett Jr.on the half-title page, as follows: "To Lou Gossett Jr. - Best wishes for success and joy! Sincerely, Bebe Moore Campbell 7/13/89". Author's name, home address, and telephone number written in ink on front end page. Book is in Very Good+ condition: light edge wear. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: some chipping and other edge wear. First edition/first printing. From the dust jacket: "With the narrative force of fiction, Bebe Moore Campbell recounts her growth toward womanhood in terms of the most complex and vital relationship of her life. With clear-eyed honesty, she tells her story, omitting nothing the surprise appearances, the cataclysmic disappointments, the heartbreaking secrets, the loneliness, the love." 
Price: 18.00 USD
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6 The Songs of Our Years: A Study of Negro Folk Music Jackson, Clyde Owe
New York, New York, U.S.A. Exposition Press 1968 Stated 1st Edition Hard Copy Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Exposition Press, New York, 1968. Inscribed by author on front free end page as follows: "To Mr and Mrs Ernest Russell Best Wishes [signed] Clyde Owen Jackson." Stated 1st edition. 54 pages. Book is in Very Good condition: spine cocked; corners bumped; one page has paragraph circled in pencil; binding is tight and pages are clean. Dust jacket is in Good condition: tears and chips along edges; not price clipped. Not ex-library. From the dust jacket: "Until recent years, musical historians have ignored or denigrated Negro folk music. Mr. Jackson fills in that gap. supplies new insights into that art form and clears up much misinformation. Although scholarly, his work abounds in humor, drama and pathos. It makes an excellent supplement to music-history texts, and is written in such a manner that it can be used in junior high schools, high schools, and colleges. The Songs of Our Years can also profitably serve researchers, historians, musicologists and general readers for many years to come." 
Price: 28.00 USD
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7 The Wagon - COLOR POSTER (NOT A BOOK) Johnston, Tony - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Tambourine Books 1996 0688134572 / 9780688134570 Limited Edition Very Good Ransome, James E. Signed by Author
This is not a book. It is the poster (signed, limited edition) that was issued by the publisher, Tambourine Books, in connection with the publication of the book. The poster is signed by the illustrator with the date 96. The bottom left corner of the front of the poster states that it is number 347 of 500 copies . This color poster is in Very Good condition; some light wrinkling; no pinholes; no folds. Photograph available. The poster measures about 19" high by about 25" wide. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Touch: A Novel Sherman, Charlotte Watson - FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. HarperCollins 1995 0060169257 / 9780060169251 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good Fine 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Inscribed By Author
214 pages. Inscribed by author on title page as follows: "To __ - The spirit is in the touch. Charlotte Watson Sherman" Book is in Very Good condition - hinge at title page is starting to crack. Dust jacket is in Fine condition. Not price-clipped. From the publisher: "Rayna Sargent is a 35-year-old African-American artist who supports herself by working as a telephone hotline counselor at a clinic in Seattle. She finds it necessary, and even easy, to shut out the desperate voices on the other end of the phone once she leaves work so that she can concentrate on her true love--painting. Wrapped in routine and buffered from the reality of others' pain, she lives a sheltered existence until she meets Theodore, a caring, handsome man. Finally it seems like she might be able to break free of her shell. Then she learns that she's HIV positive, and finds that she must now cope with an illness that had previously been just another 'issue,' and a silent, desperate need for the healing power of another human's touch." 
Price: 10.75 USD
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9 What Color is a Conservative Watts, J. C., Jr.; Winston, Chriss
New York, New York, U.S.A. HarperCollins 2002 0060194367 / 9780060194369 Stated First Edition/First Printing Hard Copy Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
HarperCollins, New York, 2002. Inscribed by author on front free end page as follows: "To Jeff, All the Best [signed[ J.C. Watts Jr." Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Book is in Near Fine condition: head slightly dirty; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition: nicks on rear of jacket; slight rubbing; no tears; not price-clipped. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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