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The Flyleaf                                                                                                         May  2016
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"It takes no compromise to give people their takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression." -Harvey Milk

Equality. Civil Rights. Freedom. Dignity for all, no matter what color, gender, religion, species, planet, etc, etc.  For me civil rights is more than just a couple of words stuck together. And it's also more than just for the United States. The concept of equality for all means just that - for ALL: For girls in Pakistan who want an education; For South Africans who lived under decades of Aparteid; For the untouchables in India; For LGBT people in North Carolina;  For the disabled, no matter where they live or what type of disability...  This month's topic is civil rights. It's a tough topic, sure, but one that needs to be aired regularly.  So here we go!


An Authentic History of the Douglass Monument...

Rochester: Rochester Herald Press, 1903. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. First edition. Spine repaired, edges rubbed. 1903 Hard Cover. 204 pp. 8vo. Includes 16 black & white photographs. A history of the monument erected in honor of abolitionist and African-American intellectual Frederick Douglass, published in Rochester, NY, where Douglass printed his newspaper the North Star.

The Jews of Europe After the Black Death

Berkely: Univ of California Press, 2000. Book. New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. No flaws or blemishes but minimal retail shelf handling. Dust Jacket in a protective Mylar sleeve. ---- Anna Foa's richly innovative history of Jewish life in Europe from the fourteenth through the nineteenth century breaks through the boundaries of traditional narratives. Instead of featuring a long series of catastrophes and cataclysms and the Jews' responses to them, Foa concentrates on the creative aspects of Jewish life, and on continuities and correspondences among very different local Jewish communities.

Harlem Stirs

New York: Marzani & Munsell, 1966. First Edition, First Printing. Paperback. Good. Pictorial wrappers, 4to (11 inches tall), pp. 128, stated first edition, illustrated with full-page B&W photos throughout. Prologue by John O. Killens, photographs by Anthony Aviles and Don Charles. Volume with toning to edges, shallow clips to top corner of upper cover and first seven leaves - not affecting text of images, light wear and a small black pen mark at foot of upper cover. A stirring visual account of the American civil rights movement, documenting the fight for equality in the US during the 1960's.

Homosexuality and Civilization

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, 2003. Book. New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve. --- In a narrative tour de force, Louis Crompton chronicles the lives and achievements of homosexual men and women alongside a darker history of persecution, as he compares the Christian West with the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, Arab Spain, imperial China, and pre-Meiji Japan.

Christians in Racial Crisis

Washington, DC: Public Affairs Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1959. Hardcover. Text is clean. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering. Cover shows wear, corners bumped, spine lettering rubbed. Erasure marks on front free endpaper. Pages tanning. Previous owner name on front free endpaper. ; [Wolcott & Bolger: Church and Social Action, 074] "Essentially, the author documents the reasons why concerned ministers were not able to take effective action in the face of massive opposition to school desegregation by the white community." - Wolcott & Bolger;

Soul on Ice

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1968. First Edition, Sixth Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Blue cloth over boards, title stamped in green and white onto spine, 8vo (8-5/16 inches [21.1 cm] tall), pp. xv, 210. Volume with a tiny rub to bottom edge of upper board, else fine. Price-intact DJ with minor wear to head of spine panel and a few small stains verso. Inscribed and signed on the ffep by Cleaver in the year of publication "For Bob & Barbara Hill at S.S.C. The spirit of the people is greater than the man's technology. / For a better, braver world. Eldridge / 10-2-68". A very nice copy with a great inscription. An astute culture critic, Cleaver collects here his essays and open letters mostly written from California's Folosom Prison in the 1960's.
Face to Face

Boston, U: Little, Brown & Co , 1957. 10th impression. Well writen account of his childhood, of his family's sufferings during the partition of India fleeing when it became part of the new Muslim nation of Pakistan. His experiences as a student in America and his blindness and the ways in which he learns to be independent and successful despite his disability. CONDITION Black bds with Red spine and crisp Silver title, pp xiv 370. Nice clean copy, very bright and crisp. Original DJ in protective acetate cover and has only light abrasion to spine.. Re-Issue. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

I was an Outcaste

New Delhi:: Hindustan Times,, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. Fair to good. 183 pages. Hardcover with jacket, text clean and very good, owners signature, jacket has some wear and large tape repair to front.

Inner Grace
New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1980. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. 0394508297 . First edition/first printing in Fine condition in Near Fine,slightly spine-sunned dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number on front paste down; Photographs by Abraham Menashe revealing the dignity, courage, and grace inherent in the lives of those who a both mentally and physically handicapped, capturing moments of innocence, struggle, determination, accomplishment and joy .


New York: [Publisher Not Stated], 1944. First Edition. A statement by 25 organizations ahead of the 1944 elections, saying neither Democrats nor Republicans should take African-Americans' support for granted. The organizations advocated elimination of the poll tax and other attempts to suppress black voting, total victory in the war against the Axis powers, passage of anti-lynching legislation, desegregation of the armed forces, and other civil-rights measures.
Printed on the recto and verso of a single sheet of paper, measuring 22 x 28 cm (8 1/2 x11 inches). Two horizontal folds, otherwise Fine. OCLC records holdings in only four libraries: Temple, Yale, North Carolina, and Berkeley. No other copies in the market as of May 11, 2016. RARE.

A Message to the Republican and Democratic Parties...

Negro Segregation in the Methodist Church

New Haven: Yale University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1953. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Text is clean. Black boards with gilt spine lettering. Cover shows light wear gentle bump to spine. Dust jacket shows some wear, with small tear at head of spine. NAP; Yale Studies in Religious Education; Vol. 22; 215 pages .

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"Today, we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free."   John F. Kennedy.

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