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  • [Brown, D. Arthur]
    THE PRINCE'S BRIDE, THE ANT AND GRASSHOPPER, THE REFORMED PIG, THE THREE WISE WOMEN: Faultless Starch Books #4 and 11, Faultless Starch Library #23 and 35 (set of 4 booklets)

    Edition: Early printings (with "Beaham's" above the trademark, no Good Housekeeping Seal)

    Kansas City: Charles E. Brown Publishing Co. / Faultless Starch Col, (ca 1900). Small promotional booklets, just 3 by 5 inches, given out with each box of starch sold. Each volume contains a retelling of a familiar story, or an original story, often humorous, and also often bringing in "starch" into the story. At the end of the story are several pages of conundrums, jokes, interesting facts, etc. Illustrated. Colors of the covers vary - blue, brown, red, turquoise - and each is printed in the same color as the cover illustration. 16 pp each, including the covers,

    Condition: Good condition - some light toning to the pages, tear at the bottom edge of #4. Priced as a set.

    Book ID: 68093
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  • LUST AND WONDER. by Burroughs, Augusten.
    Burroughs, Augusten.
    LUST AND WONDER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2016). SIGNED first edition - A memoir from the author of 'Running with Scissors' - this focuses on his relationships in New York City, often humorous, always frank, and sometimes quite wise. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. 295 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy).

    Book ID: 67067
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  • Calhoun, Don.
    DANDO SHAFT!

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stein & Day, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a satire on the world of advertising, television and suburbia. Surprisingly uncommon in the hardcover first edition. 190 pp.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (damage to bottom of spine, affecting approx 1 cm of both the book and the dj, rubbing and other edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 55126
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  • THE SATURDAY EVENING POST STORIES 1957. by Faulkner, William; Bradbury, Ray, Saroyan, William; Kersh, Gerald and others, contributors.
    Faulkner, William; Bradbury, Ray, Saroyan, William; Kersh, Gerald and others, contributors.
    THE SATURDAY EVENING POST STORIES 1957.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Random House, (1957.) dj. Hardcover - Uncommon publisher's promotional issue, aimed at potential advertisers, with a printed label pasted on front pastedown and a printed acetate dust jacket. Includes "The Waifs" by William Faulkner, "The Iron Lady" by Conrad Richter, "Good-by, Grandma" by Ray Bradbury, a novelette "The Actress and the Cop" by William Saroyan and stories by Frank O'Connor, Geoffrey Household, Louis Paul and others. vi, 314 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in publisher's near fine printed acetate dust jacket (glue residue on front endpaper, from promotional material pasted in, corner of 1 page creased, 2 small chips at top of spine of jacket) - overall a tight and attractive copy, gray cloth and red panel are bright and fresh.

    Book ID: 31116
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  • Greer, Carl Richard.
    ADVERTISING AND ITS MECHANICAL PRODUCTION.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Crowell, 1931. Hardcover first edition - A very comprehensive discussion of techniques applicable to the development of advertisin, with chapters on topics ranging from selection of paper, use of color to in-house organs, commercial art, advertising agencies and more. Full color frontispiece and many illustrations - both in the text and as black and white and full-color plates (the title page states 175 illustrations). Appendix, glossary and index. 474 pp. Slightly oversized format.

    Condition: Very good+ in cloth covered boards, black spine, gold lettering on spine (gift inscription.)

    Book ID: 25380
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  • THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PRESS. by Gross, Gerald, editor.
    Gross, Gerald, editor.
    THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PRESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, (1966.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of thirty-one articles, by contributors including Francis Brown, Frank Stanton, Robert W. Sarnoff, Rick Friedman, and others, which cover a wide range of ethical and moral issues relating to the press' struggle to reach and sustain higher standards of responsibility. Among the specific topics covered are the Warren Commission Report, television journalism, the film industry, public television, and much more. Appendix, Indexed, 416 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in a good dust jacket (some rubbing to the dj, tape repairs to interior of dj.)

    Book ID: 45134
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  • DANNY AND THE DINOSAUR, An I Can Read Book. by Hoff, Syd.
    Hoff, Syd.
    DANNY AND THE DINOSAUR, An I Can Read Book.

    Edition: Promotional copy for the Weekly Reader book club.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1958). Hardcover - Uncommon edition with an offer to get 8 books and a free dinosaur t-shirt on the front cover, a letter to parents inside the front cover, and 16 sheets of gift certificates bound in before the text of the book itself.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 67293
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  • THE LEARNERS: The Book After the Cheese Monkeys. by Kidd, Chip.
    Kidd, Chip.
    THE LEARNERS: The Book After the Cheese Monkeys.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "From the famed graphic designer. . . comes a novel about advertising, electroshock torture, potato chips, murder" and more, set in 1961. The format of the novel is appropriate for a book by the person who has been credited with "revolutionizing the way modern books are packaged" from the black and white illustrated boards with the red wraparound band to the page layout. SIGNED on the title page. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-55240.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 49138
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  • THE LEARNERS: The Book After the Cheese Monkeys. by Kidd, Chip.
    Kidd, Chip.
    THE LEARNERS: The Book After the Cheese Monkeys.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "From the famed graphic designer. . . comes a novel about advertising, electroshock torture, potato chips, murder" and more, set in 1961. The format of the novel is appropriate for a book by the person who has been credited with "revolutionizing the way modern books are packaged" from the black and white illustrated boards with the red wraparound band to the page layout. INSCRIBED on the title page. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-55240.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 60423
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  • COCA ERYTHROXYLON: (Vin Mariani) Its Uses in the Treatment of Disease (Cocaine) with Notes and Comments by Prominent Physicians. by [Mariani & Co]
    [Mariani & Co]
    COCA ERYTHROXYLON: (Vin Mariani) Its Uses in the Treatment of Disease (Cocaine) with Notes and Comments by Prominent Physicians.

    Edition: Fourth edition.

    New York & Paris: Mariani & Co, 1886. Hardcover - Includes the history, chemistry, physiological effects, and therapeutical uses of this elixir, made from Peruvian Coca (Cocaine) leaves, which was originally translated from the French in 1864, but in this edition it is supplemented by many 1870s and 188's case studies and statements by doctors about the efficacy of coca. As noted in the preface, this book was available for free to doctors. Much of the focus is not just on coca, but specifically on the formula used in wine by Mariani, so it also includes a warning against pharmacists concocting their own coca preparations (which are bitter, cause negative side effects, and are less efficacious.) An interesting example…

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    New York & Paris: Mariani & Co, 1886. Hardcover - Includes the history, chemistry, physiological effects, and therapeutical uses of this elixir, made from Peruvian Coca (Cocaine) leaves, which was originally translated from the French in 1864, but in this edition it is supplemented by many 1870s and 188's case studies and statements by doctors about the efficacy of coca. As noted in the preface, this book was available for free to doctors. Much of the focus is not just on coca, but specifically on the formula used in wine by Mariani, so it also includes a warning against pharmacists concocting their own coca preparations (which are bitter, cause negative side effects, and are less efficacious.) An interesting example of early promotion of a 'brand' name in the pharmaceutical industry as well as comments on what was seen by the medical establishment as a 'wonder drug.' Illustrated with one botanical plate. iii, 52 pp. plus a final full page advertisement which not only states that this is "well-adapted for children" but that it "sustains life for a long period and nourishes without any other food or drink."

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    Condition: Very good in pebbled dark green cloth with gold lettering on the front cover (some soiling to the margins of a few pages).

    Book ID: 80191
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  • WHY EVAPORATED MILK MAKES GOOD FOOD BETTER. by [Meyenberg Milk Products Co, Salinas, California]
    [Meyenberg Milk Products Co, Salinas, California]
    WHY EVAPORATED MILK MAKES GOOD FOOD BETTER.

    Edition: Early printing, revised Jan 1935.

    Chicago: Evaporated Milk Association (c 1934). In addition to general comments on the usefulness and health benefits of evaporated milk, this consists of many recipes, all using this milk. Illustrated with photographs. This copy is of interest because it includes, stapled in the center, a small 4 pp pamphlet printed in red on gold paper called "The Origins of Unsweetened Evaparated Milk" which discusses the role of John Meyenberg as the inventor of the process used by the entire industry, the "largest individual product of the canning industry in the world." Meyenberg Milk Products, Salinas, Calif is stamped in blue on the title page. 48 pp (index inside rear cover)

    Condition: Very good in black and white illustrated covers.

    Book ID: 81637
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  • Mitchell, Margaret.
    CUTCO COOKBOOK - SPIRIT OF 76 - WEAR-EVER'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Chillicothe, Ohio: Cutco Division/Wear-Ever Aluminum, (c 1972.). Hardcover - Special edition of this cookbook in honor of Cutco's anniversary - includes cutting and knife instructions; the endpapers display Equivalents Measures, Can Sizes, and Substitutions. Recipes usually specify which knife to use in preparation. Illustrated with full-color photographs. Index. 128 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated olive green boards.

    Book ID: 34461
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  • TREASURE ISLAND. by Stevenson, Robert Louis (illustrated by David Stone).
    Stevenson, Robert Louis (illustrated by David Stone).
    TREASURE ISLAND.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., (1971.). Hardcover - An unabridged reprint of Stevenson's classic novel, illustrated with full page mauve and white drawings by David Stone, but of interest primarily as an advertising piece for Folger's Coffee (with a circle on the cover stating "Free when you buy a 2 lb can." 212 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated boards (peeled spot on front cover.)

    Book ID: 43104
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  • RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TATTOOS AND PLAYING CARDS: PROMOTIONAL POSTER.
    RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TATTOOS AND PLAYING CARDS: PROMOTIONAL POSTER.

    London: Fuel Publishing List / Thames and Hudson (2018). Poster measuring 23 by 17 inches featuring a striking large reproduction of the cover for Russian Criminal Tattoos and Playing Cards on the front, and an illustrated list of 28 publications for 2018 on the verso. Folded in four.

    Condition: Just about fine, but with creases from the folds.

    Book ID: 81628
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  • MUTILATION GRAPHICS T-SHIRTS CATALOG.
    MUTILATION GRAPHICS T-SHIRTS CATALOG.

    Edition: First thus.

    Shrub Oak, NY (1988). A product catalog for an unusual t-shirt company. In a 1993 interview, Dennis Dread described the company this way "Mutilation Graphics represents the cold slimy underbelly of modern civilization. Specifically, but not exclusively, American society. We stir up all the filth, rotting debris, flotsam, and jetsom that sinks straight to the bottom of the sea of humankind and throw it back in our own faces for the delight and disgust of all the world." Printed on 5 sheets of newsprint, folded to make 10 tabloid size pages, and folded again for mailing. Contains hundreds of illustrations of t-shirt graphic designs. Layout on each page by Jeff Gaither. Frequent warnings that this is not for minors.

    Condition: Good overall - toning to the paper, mailing label.

    Book ID: 81658
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