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Our latest catalog of African-American history and literature contains many literary first editions, broadsides, ephemera, posters, original art, and other unique finds. Included in this offering are items signed or inscribed by James Baldwin, Eldridge Cleaver, Muhammad Ali, James Weldon Johnson, and Richard Wright.

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A Pictorial and Historical Listing of Achievements of the National Negro Opera Company and National Negro Opera...

Washington, D.C.: Mary Cardwell Dawson 1959. First edition. Quarto. Stapled illustrated wrappers. 64pp., illustrated. Modest toning on the wrappers, and a series of small holes on...


Bronze Inkwell in the shape of an African-American Boy

Circa 1900. Bronze inkwell. Approximately 3.25" x 6" x 2.25". Artist's initials appear to be "C.V."; production number on underside, but no...

Cover Image: Circular Pocket Mirror with Tin-type Photographic Portrait of an African-American Man


Circular Pocket Mirror with Tin-type Photographic Portrait of an African-American Man

[Circa 1915]. Circular pocket mirror. Approximately 2" in diameter. Mirror shows tarnish to the silvering but is unbroken, a little rubbing on the... more>>


Mount Union Baptist Church, St. Joseph, Missouri presents The Sixth Annual Style Review

St. Joseph, Missouri: Mount Union Baptist Church / Bartlett High School Printing Department 1934. First edition. Stapled wrappers. Mimeographed pages. [8]pp. Vertical fold, some wear, about very good. Program for a fashion show...


Official Proceedings of the Forty-Fifth Annual Communication M.W. Grand Lodge A.F. and A.M. For the State of Missouri...

Sedalia: M.W., R.T. Coles 1911. First and presumably only edition. Illustrated with photographs of members. Blue cloth stamped in black. 146pp., (1p.) Index. Calling...


Panoramic Photograph of the 2nd Annual Founders Breakfast of The North Shore Club of the National Ass'n of Business &...

Black and white photograph of a banquet. Approximately 20" x 11". Framed and glazed. Unexamined out of frame, but apparently fine....


Photo Album of Detroit images including the aftermath of the 1967 Riots

Van Nuys: Pioneer Magnetic Xpando Album / Irv Rubin Enterprises 1967-1977. Quarto. Brown leatherette. About fine. Contains 47 well-captioned photographs. 35 of these are black and white and appear to be of...

Cover Image: Print of A Slave Family Being Separated by Slavers on the Shore


Print of A Slave Family Being Separated by Slavers on the Shore

Late 18th or early 19th Century image of a family of African slaves being separated by slavers on the shore. Lacquered paper mounted... more>>


Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Session of the Grand Lodge (Colored) Knights of Pythias of Texas Under the...

Houston: Western Star Printery 1914. First edition. Black wrappers printed in maroon. 255pp. Slight loss at the foot, and a few small, scattered chips to the extremities...

Cover Image: The New Negro Alliance Presents Bal Vogue


The New Negro Alliance Presents Bal Vogue

Washington, D.C.: Modernistic Press (1934). Stapled wrappers. [10]pp. Decorated stapled wrappers. One corner a little bumped, else fine. Nicely printed program for a fashion show... more>>

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