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1 Porter, Gareth, Ph.D Vietnam: The Definitive Documentation of Human Decisions,Vol 1
Stanfordville, NY E. M. Coleman Enterprises 1979 0930576039 / 9780930576035 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Thick Octavo 
723pp. Black boards, gilt lettering on the spine. Light wear to extremities, otherwise as new. Unclipped pictorial dust jacket has chips along the spine edges and extremities.,mottling on the spine of the dj. Comprehensive study of the roots of the Vietnam War with letters, speeches, documents which led up to the decisions made by the U.S. government and the Military. 
Price: 50.00 USD
2 Simenon, Georges Tropic Moon
New York Harcourt Brace & Co. 1942 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good- Good Octavo 
218pp. Blue cloth,. Stated First American Edition. General wear and toning, mostly to the extremities. Internally clean, unmarked. Unclipped pictorial jacket has soiling to the rear panel. chipping and closed tears on the spine edges and upper edgesof the front panel. in mylar sleeve. The first novel by Simenon to be published in the U.S, the novel deals with French attitudes towards Africans and the French colonial experience. Coup de lune has much in common with the noir fiction subgenre of hardboiled detective fiction, and could be described as being a "colonial noir" story, 
Price: 75.00 USD
3 Hansberry, Lorraine A Raisin in the Sun
New York Random House 1959 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very good+ Octavo 
142pp Brown boards with embossed Random House logo and tipped-in photo of Sidney Poitier on the front panel. Has original price of $2.95 on the top, and 6/59 on the bottom of the DJ flap indicating a first Edition. Neat previous owner bookplate on inside cover. Light foxing on the spine and top edge otherwise an internally fine, unmnarked copy. Unclipped yellow, pictorial jacket has superficial wear, mostly on the extremities.in mylar sleeve. A remarkably well preserved copy of this story of a black family's experiences in south Chicago, as they attempt to improve their financial circumstances with an insurance payout following the death of the father. The New York Drama Critics' Circle named it the best play of 1959, and some puiblications consider it among the best plays ever written. 
Price: 550.00 USD
4 Williams, John A Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light
New York Pocket Books 1970 First Paperback Edition Softcover Very Good+ Octavo 
218pp pictorial wraps. Light soiling to covers, toning to the pages, otherwise near fine, unmarked copy.parable of racial intrigue centers on the killing of an unarmed black youth by Sergeant Carrigan, a white policeman. The murder prompts Eugene Browning, second in command at the Institute for Racial Justice, a civil rights organization, to seek revenge by hiring a professional killer to assassinate 
Price: 35.00 USD
5 Selvon, Samuel Turn Again Tiger l
New York St. Martin's 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Octavo 
246 pp Grey boards .Light soiling to the top edge,. Light toning to the pages, otherwise a near fine, unmarked copy. Unlcipped pictorial jacket has chips on the bottom edge of the spine. A novel set in Trinidad by the author of THE LONELY LONDONERS. It tells of a native Trinidadian who does not want to embrace native life and his coming of age. The author was educated in Trinidad and saw action in WWII as a volunteer in the British Navy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
6 Jones, Gayl Eva's Man
New York Random House 1976 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
177pp. Light red cloth , brown spine, light purple lettering. Very light wear to the edges, otherwise clean, unmarked copy. Unclipped pictorial jacket has a closed tear on the bottom spine edge. Imprisoned for the bizarre murder of her lover, Eva Medina Canada recalls a life tormented by sexual abuse and emotional violence. Author's second novel, first being the masterpiece Corregidora. 
Price: 35.00 USD
7 St. Omer, Garth J. Black Bam and the Masqueraders
London Faber and Faber Limited 1972 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Octavo 
109pp., Black boards, gilt lettering. as new in as new jacket Unclipped pictorial jacket in mylar sleeve. Story of a Caribbean family and conflicts of a brother who stays on the island, and those of a brother who leaves the island and his wife behind. 
Price: 35.00 USD
8 Thompson, James W. First Fire: Poems 1957-1960.
London Paul Breman 1970 First Edition Softcover Fine Octavo 
20pp.Stapled pictorial wraps. Like new, unmarked copy. Poems by this African-American poet. 
Price: 35.00 USD
9 Reid, V.S. New Day
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1949 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
371pp. Green and pink decorated covers and spine. Edgewear to the extremities,light toning to the pages otherwise a clean, unmarked copy.Unclippedjacket has rubbing to the extremities. In mylar sleeve. Story of a Jamaican family from the closing of one day in 1865 to the beginning of another day in 1944. 
Price: 40.00 USD
10 Van Dyke, Henry Ladies of the Rachmaninoff Eyes
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1965 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Octavo 
213pp. Red boards, brown spine with white and red lettering.Light toning to the pages, light spot on bottom of front panel, otherwise an unmarked, clean copy. Unclipped pictorial jacket lightly soiled at extremities, with no chips or tears. The story of two elderly widows (Jewish and African-American) who have developed a kinship beyond the boundaries of class, wealth, and race, by virtue of their close association with one another for more than thirty years. 
Price: 35.00 USD
11 Liberman, Alexander (ed.) The Art and Technique of Color Photography
New York Simon and Schuster 1951 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Folio 
225 pp (incl. index). Quarter beige cloth over black cloth with gold lettering on front and gold on black label on spine. Only the slightest rubbing at corners, otherwise fine condition. The binding and text block are clean, square and tight. Dust jacket has normal shelf wear and some rubbing and shallow chips along the extremities. Jacket now well-protected in a mylar sleeve. 195 full color photographs by seventeen prominent photographers for Conde Nast publications: Irving Penn, Horst P. Horst, Andre Kertesz, Cecil Beaton, William Grigsby, Clifford Coffin, Constantin Joffe, Norman Parkinson, Haanel Cassidy, Richard Rutledge, Serge Balkin, Gjon Mili, John Rawlings, Herbert Matter, Anthony Denney, Frances McLaughlin, and Erwin Blumenfeld. A section is devoted to each photographer who provided his own introductory essay to his work. Also includes a technical description of how the photographs were made. A stunning collection of photographs from Vogue, house & Garden and Glamour reflecting the artistry of the photographers and the culture of mid-twentieth century America. 
Price: 135.00 USD
12 Freeman, Martha (ed.) Always, Rachel The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 1952-1964
Boston Beacon Press 1995 0807070106 / 9780807070109 Hardcover Fine Near Fine 8vo 
567 pp. (incl. index). Quarter green cloth over tan paper; white lettering on spine. Binding and text block are as new: clean, square and tight throughout. Price-clipped dust jacket is otherwise fine. Carson's friendship with Freeman, which began in 1953, was Carson's most important emotional haven and her richest source of creative support during the last twelve years of her life. The letters span the writing of the Edge of the Sea and Silent Spring. They reveal for the first time the nearly crushing burdens under which Carson wrote Silent Spring -- that she was dying of cancer as she was writing the book that was to change our view and use of environmental toxins. Edited by Freeman's granddaughter. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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