A first edition, first printing of “Black Feeling, Black Talk" by Nikki Giovanni. The book has a olive paper binding held together using two metal staples at spine. The title of the book has been printed in black text, [BLACK FEELING / BLACK TALK], across the middle of the front cover. The name author is printed in black text on the bottom right. The interior of the front cover includes the copyright information, a notation that the book was [Privately Printed], and the following dedication: [This book is dedicated to Mommy, Daddy, Gary, Peppi, / and Calvin (if Gary hasn’t / changed her mind)]. The introduction was written by Barbara Crosby. The back cover is blank. The interior pages are off-white with black text and contains eighteen (18) poems and essays. The book has nineteen (19) pages which includes text that runs onto the interior back cover. Inscribed in pencil on the introduction page.
A hardback book titled Another Country by James Baldwin. The exterior has a paper book cover and a clear plastic book cover over that. The paper book cover is off-white with red text, centered, that reads: [Another / Country] and dark blue type, centered, that reads: [a novel / James / Baldwin] in large font on the front cover. The binding, in same color scheme, reads: [Another / Country / James / Baldwin / Dial]. The back cover of the paper sleeve, bordered by solid red line, has text in black and red type that gives a bulleted-list synopsis of eight characters in the book. The front interior of paper sleeve gives a synopsis of the book, while the back interior of the paper sleeve has a black-and-white depiction of James Baldwin and gives information, in black type, about his life and career. Hardback cover itself is black with white type and red on interior front and back covers. On the inside cover there is a white sticker that in black print reads: [From the Library of Albert Tsugawa]. The interior pages, 436 in total, are off-white paper with black type.