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121 LaMon, Jacqueline Jones IN THE ARMS OF ONE WHO LOVES ME
New York: One World/Ballantine Books, (2002). 0345447190 / 9780345447197 First edition. Hardcover. One corner very lightly bumped, else nearly fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
This novel follows the lives of two black professionals whose paths cross quite unexpectedly as they try to juggle ambition, careers, and romance. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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122 Larsen, Nella PASSING
New York & London: Alfred A Knopf, 1929. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Good only: A worn copy with wear to the corner tips, shelf edges, and spine ends, silver spine and cover lettering worn but visible, the black cloth covers show some patches of light staining, crease to the rear cover, and signatures slightly skewed. 
PASSING is the story of a light-skinned woman, who 'passes' for white, even managing to deceive her bigot husband. PASSING firmly established Nella Larsen's prominence among women writers of the Harlem Renaissance. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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123 Lee, Helen Elaine THE SERPENT'S GIFT
New York: Atheneum, 1994. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Author's first book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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124 Lopes, Henri THE LAUGHING CRY: An African Cock and Bull Story
(New York): Reader's International, (1987). 0930523326 / 9780930523329 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages uniformly tanned, as expected, thus fine, in a fine dust jacket. With publisher's order card laid in. 
"A devastating comic portrait of African power politics today." Lopes is a winner of the French Grand Prix Litteraire de l'Afrique Noire. Translated by Gerald Moore. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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125 Lopes, Henri THE LAUGHING CRY: An African Cock and Bull Story
(New York): Reader's International, (1987). 0930523326 / 9780930523329 First edition in English. Hardcover. Pages uniformly tanned, as expected, thus fine, in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
"The author, a former prime minister of Congo-Brazzaville...offers a seamless blend of lyric sensuality and finely honed political satire."--PW. Translated from the French by Gerald Moore. Cover art and design by Jan Brychta. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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126 Lorde, Audre THE MARVELOUS ARITHMETICS OF DISTANCE: Poems, 1987-1992
New York/London: W.W. Norton & Company, (1993). 0393035131 / 9780393035131 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full russet cloth with silver spine stamping; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. 
39 poems written between 1987 and 1992. "This is poetry, a poet, of great power, a collection of almost unbearable poignancy."--Michelle Cliff. "The last work of a true poet."--Adrienne Rich. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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127 Lovelace, Earl WHILE GODS ARE FALLING
Chicago, Illinois: Henry Regnery Company, 1966. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in an extraordinarily bright, very nearly fine price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design by Donald Charles. Very nice example of a scarce title. 
Winner of the B.P. Independence Literary Award, a competition sponsored by the BP Companies in Trinidad to mark the first anniversary of independence. Lovelace's debut novel is about a man who tries to save an innocent teen-ager charged with murder. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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128 Lovelace, Earl WHILE GODS ARE FALLING
Chicago, Illinois: Henry Regnery Company, 1966. B0007E0IGA First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, virtually as-new, in caramel boards with gilt spine lettering; in a fine dust jacket that betrays mild age-toning. 
First book by the prominent Trinidadan novelist, playwright and poet won the British Petroleum Independence Literary Award. His novel SALT (1997) recently won Commonwealth Writer's Prize for Best Book. Lovely example of this elusive title! 
Price: 175.00 USD
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129 Marshall, Paule THE CHOSEN PLACE, THE TIMELESS PEOPLE
London: Longman, (1970). First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Fading to the spine and edges of the pink cloth covers, as usual, else near fine; in a lightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket with a small crease to the front flap and minor nicks and creases to the shelf edges. Jacket art by Peter Edwards. 
Paule Marshall's second novel, set in a remote end of a Caribbean island, explores the interactions of the oppressed and the oppressor. "It's been a long time since any book has stirred me so and made me so rejoice."--James Baldwin. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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130 Mathiesen, Egon BLA MAND
(Denmark): Hernov, (1956). Hardcover. Two private-library rubber stamps to the front endpaper, else an extremely well-preserved, very good plus copy in illustrated boards; no dust jacket. 
A blue man expressively reacts to a day's experiences in this Danish language children's rhymed picture book created by the esteemed fine artist and creator of MALCOLM THE MONKEY. A lively, playful, and striking example of Mathiesen's singular vision. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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131 McEachin, James PEBBLES IN THE ROADWAY: Tales and Essays, Bits and Pieces
Encino, Ca.: The Rhard Publishing Group, (2003). 0965666107 / 9780965666107 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. New. Fine in a fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author, at an event at our bookshop, to the title page. Small octavo. 272 pages; and index. 
A personal recollection of the actor/author/decorated war veteran's thoughts in prose, poetry and song. As McEachin traveled across America he wrote. He wrote about talking with veterans, meeting everyday extraordinary folk and of his Black experiences. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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132 McEachin, James PEBBLES IN THE ROADWAY: Tales and Essays, Bits and Pieces: Selected Performances
Encino, Ca.: The Rhard Publishing Group, (2003). 0965666115 / 9780965666114 First edition, first printing: CD. New. Fine cd in jewel case. SIGNED by the author, at an event at our bookshop, to the front cover. Music composed and orchestrated by Louis Forestieri. 
The actor/author/decorated war veteran's performs 17 selections from his book of the same title. These are his recollections and thoughts gathered as he traveled across America during his life. Experiences told as a war veteran and as a Black American. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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133 McEachin, James PEBBLES IN THE ROADWAY: Tales and Essays, Bits and Pieces: Selected Performances
Encino, Ca.: The Rhard Publishing Group, (2003). 0965666123 / 9780965666121 First edition, first printing: cassette tape. New. Fine cassette in jewel case. SIGNED by the author, at an event at our bookshop, to the front cover. Music composed and orchestrated by Louis Forestieri. 
The actor/author/decorated war veteran's performs 17 selections from his book of the same title. These are his recollections and thoughts gathered as he traveled across America during his life. Experiences told as a war veteran and as a Black American. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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134 McEachin, James SAY GOODNIGHT TO THE BOYS IN BLUE
Encino, CA: The Rharl Publishing Group, (2000). 096566158 First edition. Hardcover. All corner tips very lightly bumped, else near fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. SIGNED by the author on the leaf preceding the title-page. 
This novel by the author of THE HEROIN FACTOR and FAREWELL TO THE MOCKINGBIRDS is set in a small town in New Jersey in 1950. In this suspenseful blend of dark satire and black comedy, everybody gets exactly what they deserve in the end. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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135 McEachin, James THE HEROIN FACTOR
Encino, Ca.: The Rhard Publishing Group, (1999). 096566614X / 9780965666145 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. New. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
SIGNED by the author and highly acclaimed actor to the publisher's insignia, pre-title page. Detective Wyatt McKnight, a Black lieutenant in the narcotics division of the LAPD is called in to investigate the murder of a fellow officer. Compelling plot. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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136 McMillan, Terry DISAPPEARING ACTS
New York: Washington Square Press/Pocket Books, (2000). 0743422708 / 9780743422703 First edition thus: second WSP trade paperback printing, a movie-tie in issue. Trade Paperback. Fine, an unread copy in color photo-pictorial wraps with Wesley Snipes and Sanaa Lathen pictured in a scene from the film. 
"If Ntozake Shange, Jane Austen, and Danielle Steel collaborated on a novel of manners, this blunt and entertaining book might be the result."--The New Yorker. This copy of the movie tie-in edition has been SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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137 McMillan, Terry HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK
(New York): Viking, (1996). 0670869902 / 9780670869909 First edition. This copy has been SIGNED by the critically acclaimed author to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
While a work of fiction, the story was inspired by McMillan's real-life romance with a young Jamaican who was indeed twenty years her junior. The novel was the source for the recent film adaptation that featured Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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138 McMillan, Terry WAITING TO EXHALE
(New York): Viking, (1992). 0670839809 / 9780670839803 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, illustrated dust jacket with a raised detail from the painting ''Ensemble'' by Synthia Saint James. 
The third novel by the popular author of HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK. WAITING TO EXHALE is the story of four African American women waiting for that man who will take their breath away. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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139 McMillan, Terry, edited by A Sample Selection from BREAKING ICE: Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction
[New York]: Viking/Penguin Books, [undated]. First edition, first printing: promotional chapbook Chapbook. Fine, in slick, stapled, illustrated wraps. 
Three stories from the then upcoming anthology are presented here in a "Not For Sale" giveaway chapbook: "China" by Charles Johnson; "Ma'Dear" by Terry McMillan; "Emma" by Carolyn Cole. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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140 Mickelbury, Penny PARADISE INTERRUPTED
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001). 0684859912 / 9780684859910 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Mild crimp to the upper and lower spine edges, else near fine; in a fine dust jacket. 
The fourth installment in the award-winning Carol Ann Gibson mystery series is set in the Caribbean where Carol Ann is employed to improve the security systems on the island and finds herself aiding a wanted criminal. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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