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Leeds, UK: Peepal Tree Press, 2008. Paperback. 222p., illustrated with cover-reproduced snapshot images of Adisa at various ages, with a color vignette portrait on the back; softbound, the first edition, an ex library copy with no wear or handling, the sole clue to ex library status being a neat printed.....
Havana: Casa de la Américas, 1982. Paperback. 78p., 5.5x7.5 inches, very good slim first edition trade paperback in stiff pictorial wraps and matching dj. The poetry describes "the emergence of the Steelband from the collective historic experience of Trinidad's urban proletariat ..." - dj Afro-Guyanese playwright/poet.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons at the Knickerbocker Press, 1907. Hardcover. xi, 298p., preface, appendixes, bibliography, index, bibliography, index, footnotes, first edition, dampstain to fore-edge of front cover and rear cover bleeding through to the margins of index pages, rubbing to covers, red cloth and gilt.
San Juan: Sección de Publicaciones e Impresos, Departmento de Instrucción, 1950. Paperback. 52p. illustrated children's book, text in Spanish, library rejection stamp, lower corner bumped, good copy of this first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. First appearance Alegria's classic text.
London: Heinemann in association with Andre Deutsch, 1970. Trade Paperback. 184p., wraps, Humanities Press imprint sticker on title page and Humanities Press review slip tipped in on front blank end paper, very good condition, 5x7.25 inches. Afro-Trinidadian writer. Caribbean writers series.
Edison NJ: Chartwell Books, Inc., 2002. Hardcover. 235p., profuse period images in color, colorful ancient maps and some colorphoto site photography; text and illustrations on excellent coated paperstock throughout. First English-language edition boards gilt in decorated dust jacket, faintest edgewear to jacket, a fine copy of a great 13.5x10 inch.....
South Royalton, VT: Steerforth Press, 1993. Hardcover. 130p., first US edition, dj. The British author's biography of Hakim Jamal, author of FROM THE DEAD LEVEL, who was murdered in Boston shortly after the sensational murder of his aristocratic English companion in Trinidad (one subject of V. S. Naipaul's GUERILLAS) and.....
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1957. Hardcover. 64p., illustrated with drawings, sheet music and lyrics, previous owner's gift inscription otherwise a very good first edition stated in decorative color cloth and slightly edgeworn dj with small chip at top of sunned spine. African American writer/composer. *Rideout novelist.