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Negro Book Club's Guide to African American Books
NY, Negro Book Club, 1969. A staplebound, 8-1/2" x 11" guide to 3000 titles by 300 publishers (according to the introduction, which also states that 60,000 copies were bought and paid for prior to publication). More than 100 pages, with sections on art (introduced by Faith Ringgold), music (introduced by Donald Byrd), history, politics, poverty, poetry, biography, civil rights, marriage and family, drama, education, religion, folklore, cookbooks, juvenile titles, and general fiction and nonfiction. There are also several sections on individual authors, such as James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, John Oliver Killens, and Martin Luther King, Jr., among others. Several check marks in text, and at least one title added by hand. Owner name to front cover, and closed foredge tear there. "First Edition" stated on front cover. A very good copy. Uncommon: seemingly a handmade book, despite the claim of 60,000 copies. OCLC locates only 9 copies in libraries. [#035633] SOLD

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