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"AN EXTRAORDINARY WRITER—A TRUE AND ABSOLUTELY ORIGINAL AMERICAN VOICE"

(ANDREWS, BENNY) ANDREWS, Raymond. Muskhogean Trilogy: Appalachee Red; Rosiebelle Lee; Baby Sweet's. New York, 1978, 1980, 1983. Three volumes.

First edition of each novel in Raymond Andrews' famed yet elusive Muskhogean Trilogy, each a presentation copy inscribed by him, featuring his inaugural novel, Appalachee Red. winner of the first James Baldwin Prize, inscribed on the half title, "To K— H— All the Best Always, plus a day, Raymond Andrews, 3-19-79," along with the second novel, Rosiebelle Lee Wildcat Tennessee, inscribed by him in the year of publication, "To T— All the Best Ray Andrews 6-8-80," and the concluding novel, Baby Sweet's, also inscribed in the year of publication by him, "To A Special Friend, S— May your forthcoming book… and all the rest of them… be read, read, read, read… Ray 8-2-83," each work containing numerous full-page illustrations by his brother, renowned artist Benny Andrews. An exceptional inscribed set, rarely found together. $2200.

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"WHAT A GIFT JOHN LEWIS WAS" (PRESIDENT OBAMA)

(LEWIS, John) (ANDREWS, Benny) HASKINS, Jim and BENSON, Kathleen. John Lewis in the Lead. New York, 2006.

First edition of Haskins and Benson's award-winning book, featuring 15 full- and double-page color illustrations by preeminent African American artist Benny Andrews, an especially scarce copy inscribed on the title page by Congressman Lewis, "To P— Keep the faith, John Lewis 4-21-07." $2100.

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