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21 Barnes, Steven IRON SHADOWS
New York: Tor / A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1998). 031285708X / 9780312857080 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Detectives go undercover to investigate a mysterious cult."--Locus. "Combines fine writing, wide expertise, and tremendous powers of invention with characters so intensely alive that you begin to feel they may have created the author."--Peter O'Donnell. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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22 Barnes, Steven ZULU HEART
(New York, N.Y.): Aspect/Warner Books, (2003). 0446531227 / 9780446531221 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new illustrated dust jacket. 
Second volume in Barnes's alternate history epic where African nations rule supreme and colonize the New World, but where the conflict between North and South is still about freedom. Follow-up to LION'S BLOOD. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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23 Barrett, Nathan BARS OF ADAMANT
New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, (1966). First edition. Hardcover. Tiny tiny pinpricks of fading to top edge coloring, else this is a fine copy in salt-and-pepper cloth, lettered in gilt to the spine; in a mildly age-toned brightly hued pictorial dust jacket with two very short closed edge tears to upper front panel. 
"Jamaica has at last found its true novelist...who in his first novel...has captured some large portion of the meaning of the insular, mystic, semi-feudal life of a million and half Jamaicans....poetry and truth and life of a high order."--Earl Conrad. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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24 Bell-Scott, Patricia, editor LIFE NOTES: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women
New York/London: W.W. Norton & Company, (1994). 039303593X / 9780393035933 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in cream linen over auburn boards with green titles and rules to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
"A fascinating mosaic of how African-American women see themselves, outsiders in a still largely hostile society. Each of these journal entries, accompanied by an essay to explain the context, is a novel in itself. It is a stirring read."--May Sarton. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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25 Berry, Venise SO GOOD
(New York): A Dutton Book, (1996). 0525938850 / 9780525938859 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a bright dust jacket. 
Berry's first novel is an African-American love story set in Washington, D.C., about three woman--a Ph.D. candidate, her friend who just married a Nigerian man, and her advertising executive big sister--all looking for Mr. Right. 
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26 Black, Austin THE TORNADO IN MY MOUTH: Poems of Protest
New York: Exposition Press, (1966). B0007ECET4 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in black cloth with gilt stamping; in very mildly worn, nearly fine pictorial dust jacket 
Collection includes "(A Poem for Malcolm X)"; "Black & Funky"; "Black Bourgeoisie"; "The Fix"; "Le Roi / The Gladiator"; more. 80 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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27 Bland, Eleanor Taylor SEE NO EVIL
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1998). 0312169108 / 9780312169107 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design and illustration by Bill Sloan. 
A Marti MacAlister mystery. Bland has written five previous novels featuring the female police detective, including SLOW BURN and DEAD TIME. This time out, Marti investigates the death of a young woman and the disappearance of a homeless man. 
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28 Bogle, Donald TOMS, COONS, MULATTOES, MAMMIES, AND BUCKS: An Interpretative History of Blacks in American Films
New York: The Viking Press, (1973). 0670719358 / 9780670719358 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in silver-stamped black cloth shelfback over silver star-debossed boards; in an age-toned, otherwise fine dust jacket. Large octavo. 
"A well-researched and lively romp....Far more inclusive and informative than previous books on the subject."--New York Times. "Mr. Bogle continues to be our most noted black-cinema historian."--Spike Lee. 260 pages, including index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1981). First edition. Hardcover. Covers very slightly splayed, else very good plus in dust jacket with light edgewear, a trace of age-toning, and a tiny area of staining to front flap. 
Professor John Washington struggles to uncover the mystery of his father's death and the dark secret of his family's past. 
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30 Brathwaite, Edward RIGHTS OF PASSAGE
London: Oxford University Press, 1967. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in brown cloth, titles in gilt; in a very nearly fine yellow pictorial dust jacket with a few tiny dots of spotting. 
The prolific Barbadian author's first book of verse and the first volume in an autobiographical series, collectively titled THE ARRIVANTS: A New World Trilogy, which examines a Caribbean man's identity quest. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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31 Brown, Frank London TRUMBULL PARK
Chicago: Regnery, (1959). First edition. Hardcover. Light wear and fading to the spine ends, else near fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in an illustrated dust jacket with a few tiny nicks and tears to the ends of the mildly faded spine panel. Jacket design by Carl Kock. 
Brown, a jazz musician and writer for DOWNBEAT and EBONY, has appeared at the Gate of Horn in Chicago and the Five Spot in New York with Thelonius Monk. His debut novel follows the Martin family as they move from the ghetto to a white neighborhood. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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32 Brown, Parry "Ebony Satin" FANNIN' THE FLAMES
New York: One World/Ballantine Books, (2004) 0345469070 / 9780345469076 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In her hardcover debut, Ms. Brown offers readers a sensitive suspense novel about black firefighters in Los Angeles and the challenges they face on and off the job. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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33 Burchardt, Nellie PROJECT CAT
New York, N.Y.: Franklin Watts, Inc., (1966). First edition. Hardcover. A bright, as-new, fine copy in lemon-yellow cloth lettered in black to the front cover and spine, with gray top-edge coloring; in a neatly price-clipped, otherwise fine, full-color illustrated dust jacket. 
Pets are not allowed in the City Housing Project, so when Betsy discovers a hungry and hurt cat sleeping under a nearby clump of bushes, she and her friends secretly adopt her. Warm and evocative illustrations by Fermin Rocker. A scarce black juvenile! 
Price: 100.00 USD
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34 Butler, Octavia E. CLAY'S ARK
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1984). Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket by Lee Wade. 
A suspenseful tale set in the near future by the late Hugo and Nebula award-winning author. Octavia E. Butler was the first black woman to come to international prominence as a science fiction writer. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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35 Butler, Octavia E. DAWN
(New York): Warner Books, (1987). 0446513636 / 9780446513630 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. Cover illustration by Enric. 
A story of invasion and alien contact by one of contemporary science fiction's most highly regarded Hugo and Nebula award-winning writers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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36 Butler, Octavia E. FLEDGLING
New York: Seven Stories Press, (2005). 1583226907 / 9781583226902 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Butler's first new novel in seven years is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly unhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: She is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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37 Butler, Octavia E. MIND OF MY MIND
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1977. 038512600X / 9780385126007 Early printing. No statement of edition on copyright page. Hardcover. Very light diagonal crease to dedication page, else fine, in yellow-green boards with turquoise spine lettering; in a lightly tanned illustrated dust jacket with some mild edgewear, a tiny nick at upper front panel corner. Jacket design by Jan Esteves. 
Butler's second novel, and prequel to the earlier PATTERNMASTER, "focuses on the formal founding of the Patternist gestalt community."--Clute and Nicholls. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the front free endsheet. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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38 Butler, Octavia E. PARABLE OF THE TALENTS
New York: Seven Stories Press, 1998. 1888363819 / 9781888363814 First edition, first printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Proof. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A continuation of PARABLE OF THE SOWER (1994), this novel explores the author's trademark themes of alienation and transcendence, violence and spirituality, slavery and freedom. Winner of the 1999 Nebula for Best Novel. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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39 Campbell, Bebe Moore YOUR BLUES AIN'T LIKE MINE
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1992). 0399137467 / 9780399137464 First edition. SIGNED by the African-American author to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Repercussions are felt for decades in a dozen lives after a racist beating turns to cold-blooded murder in a small Mississippi town of the 1950s. "...Campbell has a strong creative voice."--THE WASHINGTON POST. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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40 Carew, Jan GREEN WINTER
New York: Stein and Day Publishers, (1965). Second printing. Hardcover. Near fine in brown linen with gilt titles to the front cover and spine; in a near fine dust jacket with a hint of age-toning to the spine panel. 
Fourth novel from the former journalist, customs officer, actor, and broadcaster is about Joseph, a black British Guiana student who goes to school on a scholarship behind the iron curtain. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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