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  • THE BENEFITS OF BELONGING: A Benefits Summary for the Faculty and Staff of the University of California. by Adams, Ansel.
    Adams, Ansel.
    THE BENEFITS OF BELONGING: A Benefits Summary for the Faculty and Staff of the University of California.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Benefits Program, 1986. First edition - A very uncommon but typically beautiful Ansel Adams item - this large pamphlet contains 14 stunning examples of his photography, 13 of them from the collection of the University of California. Adams was commissioned by the university to create a pictorial archive in honor of its' centennial in 1968. Some of these photographs were included in the commenorative volume 'Fiat Lux', but others have never been published. This is the first time that these photographs have been printed in laser-scanned tritones. The prints in this brochure were produced from the original negatives by Adam's assistant for several years, Alan Ross. Printed on glossy stock throughout, measures 11 5/8 by 8 1/2 inches, 24 pages in stiff glossy wrappers, stapled.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 21861
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  • LEONARD BASKIN: COLLECTION OF TWELVE ITEMS: Exhibition Catalogues and Related Epherma, 1969 to 1985. by Baskin, Leonard.
    Baskin, Leonard.
    LEONARD BASKIN: COLLECTION OF TWELVE ITEMS: Exhibition Catalogues and Related Epherma, 1969 to 1985.

    Edition: First printing.

    Various 1969-1982. First edition - This collection consists of the following items, including several which are quite uncommon, listed in roughly chronological order:
    1. LEONARD BASKIN. Stockholm, Oslo, Goteborg. Nationalmuseum / Nasjonalgalleriet / Gotesberg Konstsmuseum. Bilingual catalogue (English/Swedish) for an exhibition in Sweden and Norway, 1968-1969. Illustrations of 7 works (including the covers). Unpaginated (8 pp) in glossy illustrated stapled wrappers.
    2. LAUS PICTORUM: Portraits of Nineteenth Century Artists Invented and Engraved by Leonard Baskin, A. Lublin, Inc, New York, 1969. Prospectus for a portfolio that featured 10 original wood engravings and 5 original etchings by Baskin of these artists: Rodolphe Bresdin, Camille Corot, Theodule Ribot, Thomas Eakins, William Morris, Odilon Redon, Gustave Courbet, Caspar David Friedrich,…

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    Various 1969-1982. First edition - This collection consists of the following items, including several which are quite uncommon, listed in roughly chronological order:
    1. LEONARD BASKIN. Stockholm, Oslo, Goteborg. Nationalmuseum / Nasjonalgalleriet / Gotesberg Konstsmuseum. Bilingual catalogue (English/Swedish) for an exhibition in Sweden and Norway, 1968-1969. Illustrations of 7 works (including the covers). Unpaginated (8 pp) in glossy illustrated stapled wrappers.
    2. LAUS PICTORUM: Portraits of Nineteenth Century Artists Invented and Engraved by Leonard Baskin, A. Lublin, Inc, New York, 1969. Prospectus for a portfolio that featured 10 original wood engravings and 5 original etchings by Baskin of these artists: Rodolphe Bresdin, Camille Corot, Theodule Ribot, Thomas Eakins, William Morris, Odilon Redon, Gustave Courbet, Caspar David Friedrich, J.F. Millet and Th. Rousseau, Constantin Meunier, Jacques Gamelin, Charles Meryon, George Minne, pictor Ignotus, and Eugene Carriere. Includes a reproduction of each item and Baskin's notes about each artist, Order form still bound in. In stiff glossy stapled black and white wrappers. Unpaginated (12 pp)
    3. POSTCARD from CFA Graphics (formerly Lublin) offering the Laus Pictorum suite to dealers at a reduced price. Front of card reproduces the engraving of J.F. Millet and Th. Rousseau. Card is postmarked in 1972.
    4. BROCHURE FOR THE MOBY DICK SUITE. A Suite of Original Signed Lithographs by Leonard Baskin. lan Wofsy Fine Arts, San Francisco). A single stiff sheet folded, reproducing all 8 of the original lithographs. Back includes information on Baskin. Price sheet from Kennedy Graphics laid in.
    5. LEONARD BASKIN THE GRAPHIC WORK 1950 - 1970. The Far Gallery, New York, 1970. A catalogue produced in honor of the 35th anniversary of the Far Gallery, designed by Baskin, printed at the Meridian Gravure Company, type set by Stinehour Press. Includes 79 plates showcasing the range of his work, plus a frontispiece portrait of Baskin by Jonathan Unger. Preface by Herman Wechsler and an introduction by Dale Roylance. Bound in stiff illustrated cream wrappers.
    6. ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE BY LEONARD BASKIN. New Haven: Yale University Library, Graphic Arts Exhibition September- October 1970. Includes "Dante Iconography: An Introduction" by Dale Roylance. Reproduces 22 selected plates. Catalogue designed by Baskin, printed at the Meridian Gravure Company. 32 pp.
    7. LEONARD BASKIN. Smithsonian Institution Press, City of Washington, 1970. An illustrated catalogue produced in conjunction with an exhibition from 12 June through 26 July 1970. Introductory essay by Alan Fern, annotated by Leonard Baskin. 58 plates of sculptures, drawings and prints of his woodcuts and etchings (numbers through 62, but 4 are not illustrated). Biographical note, bibliography. 72 pp.
    8. INDIAN DRAWINGS. Fort Worth, Amon Carter Museum, 1972. Text by Leonard Baskin and Peter H. Hendrick. Reproduces 11 drawings (one on the cover) from the Museum's permanent collection. List of suggested readings. Small slim format, unpaginated (12 pp) Bound in illustrated stapled wrappers.
    9. LEONARD BASKIN: AN EXHIBITION OF RECENT WORK. Kennedy Galleries, Inc, New York, 1972. Catalogue for an exhibition from November 30 through December 31, 1971 - Baskin's first exhibition at Kennedy Galleries. Foreword by Marvin Sadlik. Includes a chronology and a listing of all the pieces in the exhibition, with black and white plates of 39 of these pieces - sculptures, reliefs and drawings. Unpaginated.
    10. LEONARD BASKIN: RECENT SCULPTURE & DRAWINGS, May 17 to June 7, 1975. Kennedy Galleries,, New York, 1975. Exhibition catalogue, with black and white plates of 21 items. Includes chronology, list of public collections. Unpaginated.
    11. LEONARD BASKIN: SCULPTURE AND WATERCOLORS. Kennedy Galleries, NY: April 1 to April 23, 1982. Exhibition catalogue with 48 plates, 16 in color. Includes introductory notes by Lawrence A. Fleischman and Gloria-Gilda Deak. Bound in glossy illustrated stapled wrappers, unpaginated.
    12 HORN GALLERY, New York, undated (circa 1970s). A brief catalogue designed "to convey a small part of our inventory." Included are five works by Baskin (out of a total of 45 items) Price list laid in. Unpaginated (16 pp) Bound in glossy illustrated stapled wrappers.

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    Condition: All are in very good to fine condition - a few items have the previous owner's name or minor wear to the covers

    Book ID: 80275
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  • AUTOGRAPHED NOTE by Beecher, Henry Ward (1813-1887)
    Beecher, Henry Ward (1813-1887)
    AUTOGRAPHED NOTE

    1873. SIGNED - A holographic note which reveals both the domestic and the promoter side of this noted preacher, abolitionist and suffragist, the brother of novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe. Dated at Peekskill NY on Aug 4, '73 this is addressed to Mssrs Harper and Burtis and reads in part "Have you agents for your fly traps in New York City? Why do you not advertise them? say in the Christian Union? The one you sent me for trial has done unexpectedly well, and I would like to get others . . . " followed by his suggestion to increase its effectiveness and SIGNED in full Henry Ward Beecher. Note covers both sides of one small sheet of paper, measuring…

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    1873. SIGNED - A holographic note which reveals both the domestic and the promoter side of this noted preacher, abolitionist and suffragist, the brother of novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe. Dated at Peekskill NY on Aug 4, '73 this is addressed to Mssrs Harper and Burtis and reads in part "Have you agents for your fly traps in New York City? Why do you not advertise them? say in the Christian Union? The one you sent me for trial has done unexpectedly well, and I would like to get others . . . " followed by his suggestion to increase its effectiveness and SIGNED in full Henry Ward Beecher. Note covers both sides of one small sheet of paper, measuring 5x 6 inches, folded once in the middle. Interestingly, Harper and Burtis were involved in a patent dispute relating to their flytraps in 1881.

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    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 66201
    Keywords: Ephemera, evbf
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  • FOR THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF PLOUGHSHARES EIGHT - 9/9/81 by Berrigan, Daniel (1921-2016)
    Berrigan, Daniel (1921-2016)
    FOR THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF PLOUGHSHARES EIGHT - 9/9/81

    Edition: Signed broadside.

    1982. SIGNED first edition - A poem by this anti-war activist, Jesuit priest, and author, handlettered on light green paper, INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the bottom by Daniel Berrigan. "On September 9, 1980, the 'Plowshares Eight' carried out the first of what have come to be known as plowshares actions. Eight peacemakers entered the General Electric plant in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, where the nose cones from the Mark 12-A nuclear warheads were manufactured. With hammers and blood they enacted the biblical prophecies of Isaiah (2:4) and Micah (4:3) to 'beat swords into plowshares' by hammering on two of the nose cones and pouring blood on documents. Thus, the name 'plowshares' has been used to identify this action. The…

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    1982. SIGNED first edition - A poem by this anti-war activist, Jesuit priest, and author, handlettered on light green paper, INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the bottom by Daniel Berrigan. "On September 9, 1980, the 'Plowshares Eight' carried out the first of what have come to be known as plowshares actions. Eight peacemakers entered the General Electric plant in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, where the nose cones from the Mark 12-A nuclear warheads were manufactured. With hammers and blood they enacted the biblical prophecies of Isaiah (2:4) and Micah (4:3) to 'beat swords into plowshares' by hammering on two of the nose cones and pouring blood on documents. Thus, the name 'plowshares' has been used to identify this action. The eight were subsequently arrested and tried by a jury, convicted and sentenced to prison terms ranging from 1 1/2 to 10 years. After a series of appeals that lasted 10 years, they were resentenced to time servedfrom several days to 17 1/2 months." (Art Laffin, talk Oct 22, 2019) Very uncommon, no copies located in OCLC nor in the trade.

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    Condition: Near fine (2 light horizontal fold lines, presumably from mailing) .

    Book ID: 81648
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  • THE EDUCATION OF AMERICAN INDIANS: A Survey of the Literature. by Berry, Brewton.
    Berry, Brewton.
    THE EDUCATION OF AMERICAN INDIANS: A Survey of the Literature.

    Edition: Paperback.

    Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office, 1969. A "Committee Print" prepared for the Special Subcommittee on Indian Education of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate. Includes the complete 1968 report by Berry with a one page preface by Senator Ralph Yarborough, the Committee Chairman, which highlights not just how this report shows that we have failed in providing equal education opportunities to Native Americans, but also their higher child mortality rate. 36 pages of this report consists of a long list of references. 121 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in stapled paper covers - previous owner's name on front cover, some wear to edges, but contents clean. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 81604
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  • NANDA: A Grove Play. by [Bohemian Club] Holme, Garnet, author, Edward F. Schneider, composer.
    [Bohemian Club] Holme, Garnet, author, Edward F. Schneider, composer.
    NANDA: A Grove Play.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Bohemian Club, 1928. First edition - Scarce copy of the 27th Bohemian Grove Play, adapted from an episode in the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. Printed by W. S. Crocker for private distribution to members and guests. 57 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers in the original glassine outer wrapper, which is quite chipped and torn, but did protect the covers (previous owner's name on first page).

    Book ID: 81657
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  • BROADSIDE: "He sprang, taking his adversary by surprise." by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    BROADSIDE: "He sprang, taking his adversary by surprise."

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Black Oak Books/Okeanos Press, 1990. An untitled attractive broadside which contains a two paragraph excerpt from "East is East," printed at Okeanos Press and issued on the occasion of a reading by the author at Black Oak Books in Berkeley, California. Small drawing a fish below the text. Heavy cream paper measuring 7-1/4" wide x 11-3/8" tall.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 81642
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  • "The Fog Horn" in ARGOSY, Volume XII Number 8, August, 1951 by Bradbury, Ray and others.
    Bradbury, Ray and others.
    "The Fog Horn" in ARGOSY, Volume XII Number 8, August, 1951

    Edition: First thus.

    London: The Amalgamated Press / Fleetway Publications Ltd., 1951. SIGNED first edition - A single issue of ARGOSY, a short story magazine in digest size from 1926 to 1974, which published stories and serials by leading authors. This copy is SIGNED by Ray Bradbury at his story "The Fog Horn" and possibly the only copy to be so signed. This was the first appearance in the UK of this story as well as the first appearance under this title. Bradbury's story is also a good lesson on in not believing everything you read on the internet, even when it makes a great story! While this story was originally published as "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" in The Saturday Evening…

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    London: The Amalgamated Press / Fleetway Publications Ltd., 1951. SIGNED first edition - A single issue of ARGOSY, a short story magazine in digest size from 1926 to 1974, which published stories and serials by leading authors. This copy is SIGNED by Ray Bradbury at his story "The Fog Horn" and possibly the only copy to be so signed. This was the first appearance in the UK of this story as well as the first appearance under this title. Bradbury's story is also a good lesson on in not believing everything you read on the internet, even when it makes a great story! While this story was originally published as "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" in The Saturday Evening Post in on June 23, 1951, and while it might be true that the producers of a film with a similar theme, wishing to capitalize on Bradbury's reputation and popularity, bought the rights to Bradbury's story and changed their film's title, that is not what inspired Bradbury to change the title - this appearance under the title of "Fog Horn" was less than two months after it was first published and in fact, the story continued to be reprinted in anthologies under both titles. Among the other authors included in this issue were Truman Capote, H. E. Bates, Anthony Boucher, Sylvia Thompson, Geoffrey Household (the last part of the serial 'A Time To Kill') and more. 160 pp.

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    Condition: Fair condition only - crease in the middle, some rubbing and wear to the covers, and the crossword puzzle on the final page has been partially filled in.

    Book ID: 81653
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  • MEMORIES OF CALVARY: An Easter Sketch. by Bush [Banks], Olivia Ward [1869-1944]
    Bush [Banks], Olivia Ward [1869-1944]
    MEMORIES OF CALVARY: An Easter Sketch.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: The A.M.E. Book Concern Print, nd [1915]. First edition - Born in New York 4 years after the end of the Civil War to parents of mixed Indian and African ancestry, Mrs Bush was both a precursor to the Harlem Renaissance and, in later years, a participant in it. She published her first collection of poems in 1899. In the early years of the 20th century she became the assistant drama director for the Robert Gould Shaw Community House in Boston, and after that she channeled her creative work in that direction. After her second marriage to Anthony Banks, she operated the Bush-Banks School of Expression in Chicago. This brief play, a religious Easter pageant, was her only…

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    Philadelphia: The A.M.E. Book Concern Print, nd [1915]. First edition - Born in New York 4 years after the end of the Civil War to parents of mixed Indian and African ancestry, Mrs Bush was both a precursor to the Harlem Renaissance and, in later years, a participant in it. She published her first collection of poems in 1899. In the early years of the 20th century she became the assistant drama director for the Robert Gould Shaw Community House in Boston, and after that she channeled her creative work in that direction. After her second marriage to Anthony Banks, she operated the Bush-Banks School of Expression in Chicago. This brief play, a religious Easter pageant, was her only separately published drama. Included are 5 poems on Easter, which the author states could be 'used between the two scenes'.

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    Condition: Fragile booklet of 16 pages, stapled. Green front cover is detached, but present; rear cover is missing. Very scarce with no copies in the trade for many years, and only six library holdings according to World Cat.

    Book ID: 23410
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  • STARSCAPE 2002: The Journey Begins Now. Folder with promotional material. by Card, Orson Scott; Joan Aiken, Robert Jordan, Steven Gould, Jane Yolen and others.
    Card, Orson Scott; Joan Aiken, Robert Jordan, Steven Gould, Jane Yolen and others.
    STARSCAPE 2002: The Journey Begins Now. Folder with promotional material.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, 2002. First edition - An illustrated folder with promotional material to introduce a new line of fantasy and science fiction books for younger readers - the Starscape imprint. Included in the folder are 12 cards on heavy glossy stock showing the cover art for such classics as Ender's Game by Card, Jumper by Steven Gould and The Garden Behind the Moon by Howard Pyle. Publication info is given on verso of each card. Also included is a brochure, a letter from the publisher and other sheets with publication information. Uncommon, attractive and interesting both for science fiction collectors and those interested in the history of publishing.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 78450
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  • CAUTIONARY TALES FOR CHILDREN - Book PLUS Poster. by Gorey, Edward (illustrator, 1925-2000); Belloc, Hilaire (1870-1953)
    Gorey, Edward (illustrator, 1925-2000); Belloc, Hilaire (1870-1953)
    CAUTIONARY TALES FOR CHILDREN - Book PLUS Poster.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2002. First edition - A selection of Belloc's tales for children, discovered and illustrated by Gorey, and published posthumously. Here you will fine Henry King who chewed bits of string, Matilda who told lies and was burned to death and the stories of five other misbehaving children who encountered terrible fates. Unpaginated. This uncommon advance issue is accompanied by large folded poster with a picture of this book in the center, surrounded by 10 black and white illustrations from the book in gray tones on a sky blue background on the recto. The verso depicts all of the Gorey titles published by Harcourt.

    Condition: The book is fine in wrapper, the poster very near fine with fold lines.

    Book ID: 49917
    View cart More details Price: $120.00
  • MY FATHER'S FACE (Broadside Poem) by Harper, Michael S.
    Harper, Michael S.
    MY FATHER'S FACE (Broadside Poem)

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery Graphics, University of Charleston, [1998.]. SIGNED first edition - Broadside poem by this award-winning African American poet (nominated twice for the National Book Award, first poet-laureate of Rhode Island, among others), printed in brown ink on a single sheet of 80 pound laid text, measuring 9 by 12 inches, illustrated with a sketch of Harper's father by Chris Sperry. Includes a separate colophon sheet, Both are laid into publisher's stiff purple folded protective folio and publisher's mailing envelope. Issued in commemoration of Harper's appearance at the University of Charleston in 1998, this was produced in two states - the first state consisted of 100 numbered, signed copies and the second state consisted of 50 copies,…

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    Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery Graphics, University of Charleston, [1998.]. SIGNED first edition - Broadside poem by this award-winning African American poet (nominated twice for the National Book Award, first poet-laureate of Rhode Island, among others), printed in brown ink on a single sheet of 80 pound laid text, measuring 9 by 12 inches, illustrated with a sketch of Harper's father by Chris Sperry. Includes a separate colophon sheet, Both are laid into publisher's stiff purple folded protective folio and publisher's mailing envelope. Issued in commemoration of Harper's appearance at the University of Charleston in 1998, this was produced in two states - the first state consisted of 100 numbered, signed copies and the second state consisted of 50 copies, each individually SIGNED in pencil by Harper, but labeled 'P/P' for private use, and intended for patrons of the Speakers Series. This is a copy of the second state.

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    Condition: Fine in fine portfolio.

    Book ID: 39384
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  • Fruit crate label: PACIFIC BRAND. Packed by Johnston Fruit Co. by Johnston Fruit Co.
    Johnston Fruit Co.
    Fruit crate label: PACIFIC BRAND. Packed by Johnston Fruit Co.

    Santa Barbara, CA: Schmidt Litho. Co., (c 1917). A colorful and attractive fruit crate label advertising lemons showing a map of the Pacific Ocean with a large lemon superimposed onto the location of Hawaii and showing citrus trade routes. Label measures 8.75 x 12.75 in., printed by Schmidt Litho. Co. The Johnston Fruit Company grew out of the first commercial lemon grove in the Goleta Valley - in 1875, the Stow Ranch planted 1000 lemon trees, and the crop became so sucessful that marketing was turned over to Harleigh Johnston of San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito. When his private packing g house could not handle the growing volume of lemons, growers from Goleta to Carpinteria joined together to form…

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    Santa Barbara, CA: Schmidt Litho. Co., (c 1917). A colorful and attractive fruit crate label advertising lemons showing a map of the Pacific Ocean with a large lemon superimposed onto the location of Hawaii and showing citrus trade routes. Label measures 8.75 x 12.75 in., printed by Schmidt Litho. Co. The Johnston Fruit Company grew out of the first commercial lemon grove in the Goleta Valley - in 1875, the Stow Ranch planted 1000 lemon trees, and the crop became so sucessful that marketing was turned over to Harleigh Johnston of San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito. When his private packing g house could not handle the growing volume of lemons, growers from Goleta to Carpinteria joined together to form the Johnston Fruit Company in 1897. The demand for lemons increased during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, since they were considered a natural remedy. These crate labels - or lug labels - were used from around 1880 to 1950, when they were replaced by pre-printed crates.

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    Condition: Fine (a new, unused label)

    Book ID: 81645
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  • Print from CLOSE ENOUGH FOR THE ANGELS. by Madonna, Paul.
    Madonna, Paul.
    Print from CLOSE ENOUGH FOR THE ANGELS.

    Petty Curse Books, (2017). SIGNED first edition - A very attractive print depicting the open gate found on the endpapers of this book, reproduced on heavy stock, measuring 10 by 8 inches. Lightly SIGNED in pencil by Madonna at the bottom and dated 217. Accompanied by a promotional postcard. Very uncommon.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 81650
    Keywords: ephemera, evbf, Print
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • BURR MCINTOSH MONTHLY, JULY, 1909, Volume XIX, Number 6. by McIntosh, Burr (1862-1942) , editor. Mac Queen, Peter; George M Cohan, and others.
    McIntosh, Burr (1862-1942) , editor. Mac Queen, Peter; George M Cohan, and others.
    BURR MCINTOSH MONTHLY, JULY, 1909, Volume XIX, Number 6.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Burr McIntosh Monthly, 1909. First edition - The Burr McIntosh Monthly was a monthly magazine started and edited by Burr McIntosh which lasted from 1903 to 1910. Clark Hobart was the art director. Each issue consisted mainly of high quality photographs, which was appropriate since McIntosh himself was a photographer. Many were of famous people, others were striking scenic images. The issues were bound by string so as to encourage framing of the photographs (among them in this issue are Glacier Point at Yosemite and one of the "coastal giants" - redwood trees) This 1909 issue features a long article on "Picturesque East Africa" by Peter Mac Queen, illustrated with many photographs, including a full page tinted…

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    New York: Burr McIntosh Monthly, 1909. First edition - The Burr McIntosh Monthly was a monthly magazine started and edited by Burr McIntosh which lasted from 1903 to 1910. Clark Hobart was the art director. Each issue consisted mainly of high quality photographs, which was appropriate since McIntosh himself was a photographer. Many were of famous people, others were striking scenic images. The issues were bound by string so as to encourage framing of the photographs (among them in this issue are Glacier Point at Yosemite and one of the "coastal giants" - redwood trees) This 1909 issue features a long article on "Picturesque East Africa" by Peter Mac Queen, illustrated with many photographs, including a full page tinted photograph facing the title, and with a tissue guard. Also included is a section of "art studies" - tasteful pin ups of 1909, an article on hallation in photocraft and notably "Some Curious Persons We Meet and Hear From" by George M. Cohan. Many advertisements - the first page is a full page ad by Tiffany. Lovely art nouveau cover.

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    Condition: Very good (some wear to the edges of the cover, a few pages with short edge tears, but overall very bright and attractive.)

    Book ID: 81660
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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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  • THE POEM IS NOT THE WORLD: A Broadside. by Oliver, Mary.
    Oliver, Mary.
    THE POEM IS NOT THE WORLD: A Broadside.

    Edition: Signed broadside.

    Boston: Da Capo Press, 2000. SIGNED first edition - A single poem printed in blue and green on stiff cream paper, and SIGNED by Oliver. Printed letterpress for Da Capo Press to celebrate the publication of 'The Leaf and the Cloud' in which this poem appears. Uncommon and especially so signed.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 81652
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  • MINING IN CALIFORNIA: Chapter of Report XIX of the State Mineralogist Covering Mining in California and the Activities of the State Mining Bureau, Vol. 19, No. 3. by Root, Lloyd L., State Mineralogist.
    Root, Lloyd L., State Mineralogist.
    MINING IN CALIFORNIA: Chapter of Report XIX of the State Mineralogist Covering Mining in California and the Activities of the State Mining Bureau, Vol. 19, No. 3.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: California State Minng Bureau, March 1923. First edition - Contains District Reports of Mining Engineers, an article on Peat and its occurence in California, and reports on other minerals from aluminum to cadmium, cobalt, nickle and more. Map. Pp 88-133 plus a 9 pp list of publications by the State Bureau.

    Condition: Very good in thin printed stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 81638
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  • 20TH CENTURY LIMITED. by Rose, Alan.
    Rose, Alan.
    20TH CENTURY LIMITED.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1984. First edition - A "testament to the halycon days of railroading in America." A book which can be used to cut and assemble a replica of the 20th Century Limited, the New York Central Lines train that ran between Grand Central Station in New York and Chicago. Includes a brief introduction with information and photographs of this train as well as other photographs and small reproductions of advertisements scattered throughout. Tips for assembling a diarama of the train rounding a bend of the Hudson River at the end. A Dolphin Book, printed on card stock and measuring 14 inches tall by 11". Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-385-277679.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy stapled covers, pages on card stock and marked to be cut out to create color model. (as new)

    Book ID: 81640
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  • Promotional Brochure for "LET IT BLEED." by Russell, Ethan A,
    Russell, Ethan A,
    Promotional Brochure for "LET IT BLEED."

    New York: Springboard Press / Hachette, (2009). An eight page promotional brochure for the book "Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones, Altamont and the End of the Sixties." Illustrated with photographs throughout, printed on glossy stock. Measures 9 3/4 by 11 inches. Uncommon.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 81663
    Keywords: Ephemera, evbf
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  • POSTER for ICE BEAR AND LITTLE FOX. by San Souci, Daniel.
    San Souci, Daniel.
    POSTER for ICE BEAR AND LITTLE FOX.

    New York: Dutton, (1998). SIGNED - A striking large poster - on heavy stock, measuring 24 inches wide by 18 3/4 inches tall - depicting a polar bear and an Arctic fox on an ice floe. Although the caption at the bottom of the poster only identifies this as "Children's Limited Editions" this is the image used for the limited edition of "Ice Bear and Little Fox." Although not called for, this has been hand-signed by San Souci in the lower right hand corner.

    Condition: Fine condition.

    Book ID: 80963
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  • BROADSIDE: "Absence has qualities . . ." from "The Lost Father." by Simpson, Mona.
    Simpson, Mona.
    BROADSIDE: "Absence has qualities . . ." from "The Lost Father."

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Black Oak Books/Okeanos Press, 1992. SIGNED first edition - An untitled attractive broadside which contains an excerpt from "The Lost Father," printed at Okeanos Press and issued on the occasion of a reading by the author at Black Oak Books in Berkeley, California. Although not called for, this has been SIGNED by Simpson. Printed in two colors on cream paper measuring 6 3/8" wide x 12 1/2" tall.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 81659
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  • WAYNE THIEBAUD: Working with Composition, Scholastic Art February 2003. by Thiebaud, Wayne.
    Thiebaud, Wayne.
    WAYNE THIEBAUD: Working with Composition, Scholastic Art February 2003.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, 2003. First edition - This issue focuses on California artist Wayne Thiebaud's still life paintings, including articles on his use of pastry, cakes, and cityscapes. Illustrated throughout in full color. Includes artist of the month, and the critic's corner on the rear cover. 16 pages, including the covers, stapled. Measures 8 1/2 in by 11 in.

    Condition: Fine. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 49210
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  • THE HALLUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS OF MEXICO AND PSILOCYBIN: A BIBLIOGRAPHY: Botanical Museum Leaflets, September 7. 1962, Vol. 20, No. 2 by Wasson, R. Gordon and Sylvia Pau.
    Wasson, R. Gordon and Sylvia Pau.
    THE HALLUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS OF MEXICO AND PSILOCYBIN: A BIBLIOGRAPHY: Botanical Museum Leaflets, September 7. 1962, Vol. 20, No. 2

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Botanical Musuem of Harvard University, 1962. First edition - Includes an introduction by R. Gordon Wasson and an extensive bibliography, beginning with a section of books and other publications by Wasson and Roger Heims.Wasson was an international banker, amateur mycologist, and author, who married Valentina Pavlovna Guercken, a pediatrician,Ê in 1926.Ê On a delayed honeymoon in 1927 in the Catskill Mountains of New York, the Wassons' lifelong gathering of "references to mushrooms and toadstools in the folklore of the world" began. The Wassons went on to integrate mycological data with data from other fields: history, linguistics, comparative religion, mythology, art, and archaeology, exploring all aspects of mushrooms. Their investigations led to expeditions in Mexico beginning in 1953…

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    Cambridge, MA: Botanical Musuem of Harvard University, 1962. First edition - Includes an introduction by R. Gordon Wasson and an extensive bibliography, beginning with a section of books and other publications by Wasson and Roger Heims.Wasson was an international banker, amateur mycologist, and author, who married Valentina Pavlovna Guercken, a pediatrician,Ê in 1926.Ê On a delayed honeymoon in 1927 in the Catskill Mountains of New York, the Wassons' lifelong gathering of "references to mushrooms and toadstools in the folklore of the world" began. The Wassons went on to integrate mycological data with data from other fields: history, linguistics, comparative religion, mythology, art, and archaeology, exploring all aspects of mushrooms. Their investigations led to expeditions in Mexico beginning in 1953 to research the magico-religious use of mushrooms. In 1955, they became the first outsiders to participate the Mazatec Indians' sacred mushroom rituals and more than anyone else he was responsible for bringing awareness of these hallugenic mushrooms to Americans in general with the publication of an article in Life Magazine in 1957 (although Wasson did not use the term, the Life Magazine article referred to them as "magic mushrooms" and that caught on.) Ê Many entries are annotated, in some cases with significant detail. pp, 25-73.

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    Condition: Fine in stapled self-wrappers.

    Book ID: 80279
    Keywords: Ethnobotany, evbf, reference
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  • 2 PIECES of WORLD WAR I SHEET MUSIC: "Joan of Arc, They Are Calling You" & "He Sleeps Beneath The Soil Of France" by Wells, Jack, music; Al Bryan and Willie Weston, lyrics / Taylor, Tell.
    Wells, Jack, music; Al Bryan and Willie Weston, lyrics / Taylor, Tell.
    2 PIECES of WORLD WAR I SHEET MUSIC: "Joan of Arc, They Are Calling You" & "He Sleeps Beneath The Soil Of France"

    New York & Chicago: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. / Tell Taylor Music Publisher, (1917). Two pieces of vintage World War I sheet music, consisting of the 1917 hit "Joan of Arc, They Are Calling You" and the Tell Taylor song "He Sleeps Beneath The Soil Of France." "Joan of Arc" was composed by Jack Wells, and with lyrics written by Al Bryan and Willie Weston and Published by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. in New York. . The lyrics are in both English and French. Symbols of Joan of Arc were frequently carried by French soldiers, and shortly after the War - in 1920 - she was canonized. The cover art depicts a woman riding a horse, with…

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    New York & Chicago: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. / Tell Taylor Music Publisher, (1917). Two pieces of vintage World War I sheet music, consisting of the 1917 hit "Joan of Arc, They Are Calling You" and the Tell Taylor song "He Sleeps Beneath The Soil Of France." "Joan of Arc" was composed by Jack Wells, and with lyrics written by Al Bryan and Willie Weston and Published by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. in New York. . The lyrics are in both English and French. Symbols of Joan of Arc were frequently carried by French soldiers, and shortly after the War - in 1920 - she was canonized. The cover art depicts a woman riding a horse, with her sword in the air. The lyrics of the song portrays the French soldiers' calling out to Joan of Arc with the chorus ending "Come lead your France to victory; Joan of Arc, they are calling you." The cover of "He Sleeps" pictures a woman, man, and dog sitting before a fireplace, while the lyrics relate the story of a young man who wounded at war, and "knew that he was going to die there on that summer's day." Refrain: "He sleeps beneath the soil of France so many miles away, he left behind the one he loved and a mother old and gray, he fought because he knew 'twas right to fight for liberty and now he's sleeping over there, beneath the soil of France." Each consists of single sheet folded to create 4 pages, 13-1/4" tall and 10-3/8" wide, with two pages of lyrics and music inside - the back cover of Joan of Arc advertises "The Latest Dance Craze - Paddle Addle in Your Little Canoe" and that of He Sleeps contains and snippets promoting "Beautiful Home Songs."

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    Condition: Fair condition with several edge tears, and some separation at the fold.

    Book ID: 81646
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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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  • Set of 2 Mid-19th Century Song Sheets: NOBODY KNOWS WHAT A RACKET WAS THERE and PRAIRIE FLOWER.
    Set of 2 Mid-19th Century Song Sheets: NOBODY KNOWS WHAT A RACKET WAS THERE and PRAIRIE FLOWER.

    Philadelphia & New York: Johnson Song Publisher / Jackson. nd (ca 1860s). The first of these sheets - "Nobody Knows What a Racket," to be sung to the tune of "Nobody Knows the Trouble I had" - is an example of the influence that Irish immigrants had on these sheets. One of the stereotypes of the Irish was that they never backed away from a fight, and this is a rollicking account of a barroom fight that wound up with the combatants (representing several ethnic groups) in prison for "setting fire to the house on St Patrick's Day." Plain sheet with the publisher's name above the lyrics and an advertisement for 2 books (published in 1859 and 1869) at…

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    Philadelphia & New York: Johnson Song Publisher / Jackson. nd (ca 1860s). The first of these sheets - "Nobody Knows What a Racket," to be sung to the tune of "Nobody Knows the Trouble I had" - is an example of the influence that Irish immigrants had on these sheets. One of the stereotypes of the Irish was that they never backed away from a fight, and this is a rollicking account of a barroom fight that wound up with the combatants (representing several ethnic groups) in prison for "setting fire to the house on St Patrick's Day." Plain sheet with the publisher's name above the lyrics and an advertisement for 2 books (published in 1859 and 1869) at the bottom. The second is a popular sentimental song by George Root, frequently printed but usually under the title of "Rosalie." This copy does not credit Root as the author. The lyrics are surrounded by a decorative border, the printer's name appears in a single line at the bottom. While neither of these are included in Wolf's American Song Sheets, a quote from the introduction gives a good sense of the popularity of these sheets: "A fad in American life produced a shower of song sheets, slip ballads and poetical broadsides. Although such sheets had been printed by enterprising publishers for centuries, it was not until about 1850 that it became big small-business. Then, to meet a growing popular demand sheets, which had once been printed by the score, appeared by the thousands. They were run off in large editions, sold wholesale to dealers and sold retail by hawkers and in stationery shops and book stores."

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    Condition: Good condition overall - printed on thin, fragile and somewhat toned paper, and Prairie Flower has some creasing to the upper corner.

    Book ID: 81639
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  • PROGRAM ST. PATRICKS DAY 1910 CLUNIE THEATER, SACRAMENTO.
    PROGRAM ST. PATRICKS DAY 1910 CLUNIE THEATER, SACRAMENTO.

    Sacramento, CA: A. J, Johnston Co., Print, 1910. A program from the 1910 St. Patrick's Day celebration at the Clunie Theater, Sacramento, California. The celebration featured 21 pieces of Irish music; several acts included Gaelic dancers in costume. Note at the bottom that "you are requested to ask for encores." A single sheet measuring 10 by 7 inches, folded to create a 4 pp leaflet. Printed in green on cream stock.

    Condition: Good - a short tear and some creasing.

    Book ID: 81654
    Keywords: California, evbf
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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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  • 15TH ANNUAL OPTIMIST ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME.
    15TH ANNUAL OPTIMIST ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME.

    Edition: First edition.

    Sacramento, CA: 1971. First edition - Program for a football game between the Sacramento Valley and the San Joaquin Valley played to benefit the Optimist Foundation for Handicapped Children, played at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento on August 14, 1971. Guest of honor was John Ralston, Head Football Coach at Stanford University. Includes the roster of each team and small photographs of each player. Many local ads. Unpaginated (14 pp), measures 8 1/2 by 11 inches.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled, illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81662
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