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Image for The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts: Notes on the Exhibition 1978

The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts: Notes on the Exhibition 1978

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art: 1978

Seller ID: 0484

Condition: Fine


Crisp beautiful art catalog published to accompany the exhibit of the same name which was held in Cleveland, hio Feb.1-April 2,1978, but traveled also to the Milwaukee Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the St. Louis Art Museum and the Smithsonian throughout 1978 and '79. Exhibit concentrated on basketry, musical instruments, wood carving, quilting, pottery, boat building, blacksmithing, architecture and graveyard decoration. Maps at back, plus a checklist of... View more info

Image for American Art Review, August 2000 (Rockwell Kent, California Impressionists, Robert Gwathmey and Andy Warhol)

American Art Review, August 2000 (Rockwell Kent, California Impressionists, Robert Gwathmey and Andy Warhol)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lealand, Kansas, American Arts Media Inc.: 2000

Edition: Vol. XII, No. 4

Seller ID: 1835

Condition: Very Good Condition


This is a magazine which provides numerous multi-page articles with many color works by subject. The artists and themes in this issue are these: Rockwell Kent's Adorondack Legacy; California Impressionists at Laguna; The Virginia Landscape; The Evolution of African American Art; Whitney Myron Hubbard; Impressionism to Modernism in Southern California; Robert Gwathmey and Andy Warhol and Will Barney; A Timeless World. View more info

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This is Cleveland (circa 1946)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The League For Human Rights: circa 1946

Seller ID: 2206

Condition: Very Good condition


This booklet is not seen too often. I got it from a private collection, but it's stamped on the front #13 Collinwood High School Library 1946. This one is not about Cleveland history only insofar as it discusses its residents and their origins. The thrust of the 66 page text is to showcase and provide information on the various ethnic groups, their religions, and the problem of prejudice. What's odd is it left out the Irish who came in droves and settled on the west side... View more info

Image for Legends of Jazz, 1990 (14 booklets)

Legends of Jazz, 1990 (14 booklets)

By: N/A

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Yhe Columbuia House Company: 1990

Seller ID: 2478

Condition: Very good condition


I just got these and, believe it or not, I'd never seen even one before now, much less a set of fourteen! All are clean and are illustrated with photographs of the greats which accompany articles about each one. The booklets measure 5-1/2 x 8" and have about 12 pages each. The artists covered are: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Parker,Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Erroll Garner, John Coltrane, Benny Goodman, Thelonius Monk,Coleman Ha... View more info

Image for Missa Luba Mass In Congolese Style For Mixed Chorus With Tenor Soloist and Percussion (1997)

Missa Luba Mass In Congolese Style For Mixed Chorus With Tenor Soloist and Percussion (1997)

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Van Nuys, California, Alfred Publishing Company: 1997

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 2570

Condition: Near fine conditiobn


Very handsome cover on this tall music book which measures 7" x 10-1/2" with 56 pages. The music is from the Congo style, an African spin on the religious Mass used in churches. All aspects of the Mass are included from the Kyrie to the Agnus Dei, The lyrics are all in English. The first edition of this booklet came out in 1969. Booklet is clean and tightly bound with just a few penciled comments which could easily be erased. I didn't because they can sometimes be helpfu... View more info

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Postcards Costumi Africa Orientale (16 views)

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Napoli, Italy, Ditta Carcavallo: Unknown date

Seller ID: 3073

Condition: Near fine condition


Here we have 16 sepia toned postcards which are unused. No writing to divided back and no postage and/or stamping. The cards are part of a series titled Costumi Africa Orientale and were published in Italy. All are very clean and crisp and each will arrive in its own brand new plastic sleeve. The cost per card is $3. View more info

Image for Presenting The Temptations (Motown 1969)

Presenting The Temptations (Motown 1969)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1969

Seller ID: 3261

Condition: Very good condition


I was so excited to find this. It reminded me of how much fun it was to dance to the Temptations in the 60's. If anyone saw me taking these pictures while inging My Girl (badly -- VERY badly) they'd run for the hills. Anyway, this is a colorful, gorgeous concert souvenir.It's very clean and tightly bound with no names or writing and lots of great photos, some in color and some in black and white. The booklet measures 9-1/2" x 11" and has 16 pages with bios of each singer... View more info

Image for George Gershwin and Du Bose Howard's Porgy and Bess Souvenir Program (1942)

George Gershwin and Du Bose Howard's Porgy and Bess Souvenir Program (1942)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: USA, Arthcraft Litho: 1942

Seller ID: 3278

Condition: Very good condition


Porgy and Bess took the stage in 1935 and returned in 1942 with wonderful music by George and Ira Gershwin. The play went on from January 22 to September 26, 1942 for a total of 286 performances. The souvenir is quite interesting with lots of black and white photos of the performers in action and an excellent narration of the story. There's also biographes of the actors and others who played a role in bringing the story to life. Souvenir measures 9-1/4" x 11-3/4" and ha... View more info

Image for Radical America Magazine November-December, 1978

Radical America Magazine November-December, 1978

By: N/A

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts, Alternative Education Project Inc.: 1978

Edition: November-December, 1978

Seller ID: 3766

Condition: Very good condition


I've never seen this magazine until last week when I got a few of them. This issue is very clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. The magazine measures 7" x 8-1/2" and has 63 pages.The articles are long which is why there are three articles: The Borning Struggle: The Civil Rights Movement -- An Interview with Bernice Johnson; My Life, Jessie Lopez de la Cruz (farm workers); and A Rank and File Strike at G.E.. All articles are accompanied by large black and wh... View more info

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Black Women In the Middle West: The Michigan Experience

By: N/A

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Historical Society of Michigan: 1988

Edition: Presumed first

Seller ID: 4065


This is one of two Clarence M. Burton Memorial Lectures that I posted, this one being from 1988 where it was given at the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Michigan. The booklet is clean, tightly bound, and measures 6"x9" with 31 pristine pages. The text is dense, but still accomodates black and white photographs throughout. It also covers three parts: The Pioneer Phase, The Era of Domestic Feminism; and The Period of Self-Determination. View more info

Image for Charlie Parker For Piano Featuring The Paul Smith Trio; CD included

Charlie Parker For Piano Featuring The Paul Smith Trio; CD included

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, HalLeonard Sorporation:

Seller ID: 4425

ISBN: 101423419235

Condition: Very good condition


Very handsome music book with a Charlie Parker CD included at the back. The book meaasures 9"x 12" and has no names or markings. There are 72 pages covering 11 original Charlie Parker transcriptions -- Moose the Mooche, My Little Suede Shoes, Vis, Chi Chi, Confirmation, Yardbird Suite, Back Home Blues, Ornitholgy, Segment, Blues For Alice and Au Privave. View more info

Image for Bread, Peace and Land: Cleveland State University's Community Voice - April, 1971

Bread, Peace and Land: Cleveland State University's Community Voice - April, 1971

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland State University: April, 1971

Edition: Vol. 1, No. 5

Seller ID: 4726

Condition: Very good Condition


This is a student newspaper published by Cleveland State University. The paper's title is Bread, Peace and Land, taken from a promise by Leon Trotsky. This issue covers many historical and political events told with serious journalism. The big story on the cover is the March to Washington on April 24, 1971 in which Martin Luther King did likewise. Others include protesting against the Vietnam War; Angela Davis; Ecological Terror, Vietnam -- Imperialism, Nationalism and... View more info

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A voice From Harper's Ferry 1859: The Unfinished Revolution (1974)

By: Anderson, Osborne P.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia, World View Publishers: 1974

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 3765

Condition: Good condition


The author of this classic booklet, Osborne P. Anderson, wrote it in 1859 as a "Black revolutionary who was there." In 102 pages (including index) is a first-hand account of John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. He was the only Black survivor of the great attempt at a mass slave rebellion. The booklet begins with a contemporary introduction by Vince Copeland. Booklet measures 5-1/2" x 8-3/4". Pages are clean and bright with no names or writing and booklet is tightly bound... View more info

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The Assassination of Malcolm X

By: Breitman, George; Potter, HermanHerman

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York City, Pathfinder Press Inc.: 1971

Edition: Third printing

Seller ID: 4075

Condition: Very good


Other than light toning to the front spine and outside edge this is a very nicely kept booklet. The back shows no toning and there are no creases. The only defect inside is a name written very small in the upper corner of the first page. The text is dense and is divided into two parts: Unanswered Questions by George Breitman and The Trial by Herman Porter. The book measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 31 pages View more info

Image for David Driskell: Painting Over A Decade 1996-2006

David Driskell: Painting Over A Decade 1996-2006

By: Brown, Bruce; Sims, Lowery Stokes

Price: $18.95

Publisher: New York, City, DC Moore Gallery: 2006

Seller ID: 3279

Condition: Very good Condition


Colorful and magical -- each painting offers so much to contemplate. David Driskell enjoyed a career as a historian and curator. But Driskell painted too and the art community took him in. This book was published as a catalog to accompany the traveling exhibit which came to the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, the DC Moore Gallery, and Hampton University Museum (Virginia). The dates ran from June 2, 2006 to Fall, 2007. Catalog measures 9" x 11" and is pristine inside a... View more info

Image for The Negro and the War Pamphlet No. 71 1942)

The Negro and the War Pamphlet No. 71 1942)

By: Brown, Earl; Leighton, George R.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Public Affairs Committee Inc.: 1942

Edition: Second printing December, 1942

Seller ID: 1504

Condition: Very good


Clean, tightly bound booklet which measures 5-1/2"x7-1/2" and has 32 pages illustrated with graphs. First printing was in August 1942, and this one, the second, in December, 1942. The booklet begins with a provocative story about how the Japanese in January, 1942 aired a story from Sikeston, Missouri about a young African American man named Cleo Wright who was seized by a mob and burned to death. The story was not random -- the Japanese had a reason for it. The booklet e... View more info

Image for Southern Populism and Black Labor (1975)

Southern Populism and Black Labor (1975)

By: Copeland, Vince

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, World View Publishers: 1975

Edition: Second printing

Seller ID: 3769


The subtitle of this booklet explains in just a few words what to expect -- "Answers Wallace and Other Racists Who Make False Claim To the Populist Image." George Wallace is the populist in this story when he ran for president. The last sentence in the last paragraph on the back of the booklet is this: "Southern Populism and Black Labor is not only a study of a near forgotten chapter in American history, but a warning to American workers never to trust the demagogy of r... View more info

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1st Anniversary Issue of Avant Garde Janaury, 1969

By: Dahl, Roald

Price: $18.95

Publisher: New York City, Avant Garde Media: 1969

Edition: Number Six

Seller ID: 1701

Condition: Good


Avant Garde was a bi-monthly magazine which in this issue celebrates its first birthday. Among the contents are a short story (for adults) titled The Last Act by Roald Dahl, author of James and the Giant Peach and other stories for kids, plus an article about the Dutch painter, Melle, with numerous eye-popping color photos of his work. Other articles include Breaking Out: A Black Manifesto by Dick Gregory; Phil Ochs Kipling of the New Left; and more. Magazine is clean a... View more info

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Howard Cook in Alabama (2007)

By: Dodd,Lamar

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alabama, Georgia museum of Art; Mobile Museum of Art: 2007

Seller ID: 3971

Condition: 2007


This is a stunning exhibition catalog with bold images in black and brown and sometimes with a pop of color. Howard Cook's work in Alabama brings to the page cotton pickers, mules, the cotton gin, making sorgum, "footwashing Baptists, river baptizing, Sloss Furnace #1 in Birmingham and more. There's a lot of text in this one, much more than usual. The catalog measures 7" x 11" and has 37 pages. The art was shown twice: Mobile Museum of Art Jan. 12 - April 15, 2007 and Hu... View more info

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Black Flyers in WW II

By: Ferguson, William C. Sr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, California, Tuskegee Airmen Inc.: 1987

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 2739

Condition: Very good condition


Very nice booklet about the Tuskegee air men in World War II. The pictures are all in sepia and very plentiful. But there is also text and captions to identify place and people in the photos. The booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" with 64 pages with no names or writing. Only defect is a faint water stain to lower front corner which I almost missed. Among the Tuscagee Army Flying School graduates were Representative Louis Stokes of Ohio; Coleman Young, former mayor of Detroit;... View more info