First paperback edition of this short story collection, including tales that would connect to her acclaimed novel THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS ("Winter's King") and the Earthsea seris ("The Word of Unbinding" and "The Rule of Names").
First edition of this history of Hawai'i, Samoa, and other Polynesian islands, published "to promote interest in Christian Missions" in the region (Preface) — printed in the year of the final Hawaiian Royalist military resistance, and Queen Liliʻuokalani's abdication.
First edition of this Broadside Press publication on a practical pan-African movement, "part of the specifically useful methodology of Liberation being created all over the Afrikan world by Afrikan revolutionaries" (Amiri Baraka, rear panel).
By Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall, with plates after portraits by Charles Bird King
Important edition of the monumental visual record of Native American leaders, including an extensive account of the original 1836-44 folio edition, biography of the original authors, and the infamous Smithsonian fire — all new to this edition.
Edited by Countee Cullen with decorations by Aaron Douglas, with works by Paul Laurence Dunbar, W.E.B. Du Bois, Claude McKay, Jean Toomer, Anne Spencer, Langston Hughes, Alice Dunbar Nelson, Jessie Fauset and others
First printing of this collection of Black poetry from the late nineteenth century to the Harlem Renaissance, compiled by one of the period's "most talented writers" (Finkelman, 526).
Introduction and notes by Frances Taylor Patterson, with screenplays by Willis Goldbeck, Townsend Martin, Frances Marion, and John Goodrich, based on the works of J. M. Barrie, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Lajos Biro
First printing of this educational survey that combines advice on screenwriting and directing with the scenario scripts for the films "A Kiss for Cinderella," "The Last Command," and "The Scarlet Letter."
First edition of the selected correspondence between to major midcentury literary figures, whose longstanding friendship became public over their "embittered 1965 debate" on Nabokov's translation of a Pushkin novel.
First edition, first printing of this coming-of-age novel about an American girl in an English boarding school, praised by Jonathan Lethem and Alice Hoffman, and named "Best Book of the Year" for 2001 by NEWSWEEK.