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  • "PLAY ON!" and "BEAUTIFUL" (Painted Poems) by Baraka, Amiri (LeRoi Jones)
    Baraka, Amiri (LeRoi Jones)
    "PLAY ON!" and "BEAUTIFUL" (Painted Poems)

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery Graphics, 1996. SIGNED first edition - A set of two broadside poems; each is a single sheet, printed on recto only, measuring 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches, containing an illustration and text by Amiri Baraka. Issued in conjunction with an exhibition of Baraka's "painted poems," t:Play On" depicts an African-American man, in a brimmed, printed in magenta, blacks, greens and browns, with the text "Suppose you wanted to know the truth about everythigng" Limited to 199 numbered copies and 26 hors de commerce copies - this a one of the 26 copies labeled p/p SIGNED by Amiri Baraka. "Beautiful" depicts an African-American man, wearing a beret, printed in soft blues, blacks, greens and browns,…

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    Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery Graphics, 1996. SIGNED first edition - A set of two broadside poems; each is a single sheet, printed on recto only, measuring 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches, containing an illustration and text by Amiri Baraka. Issued in conjunction with an exhibition of Baraka's "painted poems," t:Play On" depicts an African-American man, in a brimmed, printed in magenta, blacks, greens and browns, with the text "Suppose you wanted to know the truth about everythigng" Limited to 199 numbered copies and 26 hors de commerce copies - this a one of the 26 copies labeled p/p SIGNED by Amiri Baraka. "Beautiful" depicts an African-American man, wearing a beret, printed in soft blues, blacks, greens and browns, with the text "Don't ever be sad enough not to believe in whatever makes you beautiful." Limited to 199 numbered copies (out of a total edition of 225) each individually numbered and SIGNED by Amiri Baraka.

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    Condition: Fine copies, each with a separate colophon leaf, in the original printed publisher's envelopes.

    Book ID: 79535
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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)æ 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)æ 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.æ 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 Instution 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.æ LEONARD BASKIN: SCULPTURE AND WATERCOLORS.æ 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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  • MOBILIZING WOMEN-POWER. by Blatch, Harriot Stanton (1856-1940) (foreword by Theodore Roosevelt.)
    Blatch, Harriot Stanton (1856-1940) (foreword by Theodore Roosevelt.)
    MOBILIZING WOMEN-POWER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Womans Press, 1918. Hardcover first edition - The first book by Harriot Stanton Blatch, the daughter of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and herself a leader in the woman suffrage movement, a writer and an advocate for labor reform. "She is credited with modernizing a suffrage movement that, by the opening of the 20th century, was listless and flagging," and also with changing it from primarily a middle and upper class women's movement to one which included concern for the rights of working women. "Her radical style combined militant civil disobedience with political activism. The combination of her energy, daring and political savvy spurred the movement on to its goal of enfranchising American women with the passage…

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    New York: The Womans Press, 1918. Hardcover first edition - The first book by Harriot Stanton Blatch, the daughter of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and herself a leader in the woman suffrage movement, a writer and an advocate for labor reform. "She is credited with modernizing a suffrage movement that, by the opening of the 20th century, was listless and flagging," and also with changing it from primarily a middle and upper class women's movement to one which included concern for the rights of working women. "Her radical style combined militant civil disobedience with political activism. The combination of her energy, daring and political savvy spurred the movement on to its goal of enfranchising American women with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920." Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt. Although this first book, written during World War I, is a feminist view in favor of war as providing equality of work for women, she returned to the peace movement after seeing the ravages which war had brought to Europe and her second book, published in 1920 was ' A Woman's Point of View, Some Roads to Peace'. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 12 photographic plates - showing women 'comfortably and becoming garbed for working in a factory', pulling a plow in France, with an ambulance equipped with an xray machine set up by Marie Curie, and working in the Erie Railroad workshop. Appendix containing Documents Used in Women's War Work in England and France. 195 pp.

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    Condition: Very good overall in tan cloth with blue lettering and a decorative frame around the title (some rubbing to the lettering on the spine, corners slightly bumped and worn) Very uncommon, and interesting.

    Book ID: 59293
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  • VARIOUS FABLES FROM VARIOUS PLACES. by Di Prima, Diane, editor. Illustrated by Bernard Krigstein.
    Di Prima, Diane, editor. Illustrated by Bernard Krigstein.
    VARIOUS FABLES FROM VARIOUS PLACES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Capricorn / Putnam, (1960) dj. Hardcover first edition - The scarce hardcover edition of this unassuming little book containing fables from all over the world - Spain, Russia, Malay Peninsula, ancient Greece and Rome, through France and Tibet. Includes an afterword by Di Prima "about fables" in which she states that her selection of the specific variants of the fables included was based on one thing - her delight in them. Illustrated with a double title page and 18 full page illustrations by Bernard Krigstein. Smalll format, 4 5/8" by 7 1.2", unfortunately printed on inexpensive paper so virtually all copies, including this one, have significant age-toning. 183 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in silver cloth in a good dust jacket - light staining to the edge of the rear board, significant toning to the pages and to the spine and edges of the dust jacket, tape reinforcement to part of the upper edge of the dj. Original price of 2.50 still present.

    Book ID: 80182
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  • Set of three facsimile reprints from the Ortho collection of re-created rare books on the practice of obstetrics & gynecology. 1. AN IMPORTANT ADDRESS TO WIVES & MOTHERS ON THE DANGERS AND IMMORALITY OF MAN-MIDWIFERY. 2. A PRESENT TO BE GIVEN TO TEEMING WOMEN BY THEIR HUSBANDS, OR FRIENDS and 3. AN ABRIDGEMENT OF THE PRACTICE OF MIDWIFERY: AND A SET OF ANATOMICAL TABLES WITH EXPLANATIONS. by Hodgson, O.; John Oliver; W.Smellie. M.D.
    Hodgson, O.; John Oliver; W.Smellie. M.D.
    Set of three facsimile reprints from the Ortho collection of re-created rare books on the practice of obstetrics & gynecology. 1. AN IMPORTANT ADDRESS TO WIVES & MOTHERS ON THE DANGERS AND IMMORALITY OF MAN-MIDWIFERY. 2. A PRESENT TO BE GIVEN TO TEEMING WOMEN BY THEIR HUSBANDS, OR FRIENDS and 3. AN ABRIDGEMENT OF THE PRACTICE OF MIDWIFERY: AND A SET OF ANATOMICAL TABLES WITH EXPLANATIONS.

    Edition: Facsimile edition.

    [Raritan, N.J.] : [Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp.] [ca 1969]. The first brochure - "An Important Address to Wives and Mothers" - was originally published by O. Hodgson, London in 1830. Illustrated with a colored frontispiece. 39 pp. The second - "A present to be given to teeming women by their husbands, or friends: containing directions for women with child : how to prepare for the hour of travail : written first for the private use of a gentlewoman of quality, and now published for the common good" by John Oliver was printed and sold by Benjamin Harris in 1694. 28 pp. And the third - "An abridgement of the practice of midwifery and a set of anatomical tables with explanations…

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    [Raritan, N.J.] : [Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp.] [ca 1969]. The first brochure - "An Important Address to Wives and Mothers" - was originally published by O. Hodgson, London in 1830. Illustrated with a colored frontispiece. 39 pp. The second - "A present to be given to teeming women by their husbands, or friends: containing directions for women with child : how to prepare for the hour of travail : written first for the private use of a gentlewoman of quality, and now published for the common good" by John Oliver was printed and sold by Benjamin Harris in 1694. 28 pp. And the third - "An abridgement of the practice of midwifery and a set of anatomical tables with explanations collected from the works of the celebrated W.Smellie. M.D." is a facsimile of the Boston 1786 edition. 56 pp plus many full page drawings. None of these facsimiles have any modern publication information except for a small code on the lower left corner of the back cover. All are rather hard to find now

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    Condition: All three are in fine condition in brown or tan stapled wrappers. The cover of the first pamphlet has been die-cut to reproduce the large chips and wear on the original.

    Book ID: 80190
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  • THE DRY SALVAGES. by Kiernan, Caitlin R.
    Kiernan, Caitlin R.
    THE DRY SALVAGES.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Burton, Michigan Subterranean Press, 2004. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Powerful short novel set in a dystopian future earth crippled by war, pollution and catastrophic climate change. An old woman, the sole survivor of an interplantary trip, now living in a barren Paris apartment and eeking out a meager living as a college lecturer, begins writing down her account of that trip, a trip which she has been forbidden to discuss. A tale of alien contact which hints of unbelievable horror. Kiernan is not only a winner of many awards for her horror fiction, she is a vertebrate paleontologist. SIGNED and numbered 192 on a special preliminary page. Includes a special CD with seven new tracks which "continues the Crawling Chaos weirdness" (per the author) 123 pp. ISBN: 1-596060069.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80178
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  • A JOURNAL OF THE DISASTERS IN AFGHANISTAN, 1841-2 by Lady Sale [Florentia Wynch]
    Lady Sale [Florentia Wynch]
    A JOURNAL OF THE DISASTERS IN AFGHANISTAN, 1841-2

    Edition: 8th thousand.

    London: John Murray, 1844. Hardcover - An account published after Lady Sale's rescue from nine months' captivity in Afghanistan."The first Afghan War of 1838-1842 witnessed one of the greatest defeats ever inflicted upon the British by an Asian enemy--the retreat from Kabul. On January 6, 1842, a British force that, with its followers numbered some 16,000, marched out of Kabul under an illusory safe conduct; one week later, nearly all of them- -men, women, and children--lay dead along the ninety mile route, some killed by the Afghan enemy, the rest frozen to death in the snow. . . One of the few witnesses who survived the massacre, Florentia, Lady Sale, was the wife of second-in-command at Kabul, Sir Robert…

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    London: John Murray, 1844. Hardcover - An account published after Lady Sale's rescue from nine months' captivity in Afghanistan."The first Afghan War of 1838-1842 witnessed one of the greatest defeats ever inflicted upon the British by an Asian enemy--the retreat from Kabul. On January 6, 1842, a British force that, with its followers numbered some 16,000, marched out of Kabul under an illusory safe conduct; one week later, nearly all of them- -men, women, and children--lay dead along the ninety mile route, some killed by the Afghan enemy, the rest frozen to death in the snow. . . One of the few witnesses who survived the massacre, Florentia, Lady Sale, was the wife of second-in-command at Kabul, Sir Robert Sale. Her journal begins in September 1841 when the whole position of the British, and the butterfly social existence they led in the Kabul cantonments, was menaced both by Afghan intrigue and by the incompetence of their own command. The journal ends a year later, with the rescue of Florentia by her husband from nine months of captivity in Afghan hands. In the intervening period she had witnessed battle, murder, and sudden death, had been exposed to freezing cold and burning heat, had endured vermin-infested lodgings and incessant earthquakes--all recorded with a laconic imperturbability and an occasional flash of sardonic humor." Vocabulary of Persian, Hindostan and other oriental words and correspondence relating to Captain Grant. Frontispiece map and a folding map of Kabul, single page map; xxxi, 451 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in full leather (approximately one inch missing from the top of the spine.) This copy is of unusual interest since it was from the library of the Earl of Ellenborough, who was the Governor General of India during the time when these events took place, and who was sent to India to "restore peace to Asia" but the whole term of his office was occupied in war. On his arrival there the news that greeted him was that of the massacre of Kabul. Bookplate of Ellenborough on front pastedown, with his hand-written name above it. Stamp citing "Earl of Ellenborough's heirlooms. Book No 12" below it.

    Book ID: 66204
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  • JESSE'S BOOK OF CREOLE AND DEEP SOUTH RECIPES by [Lewis, Jesse Willis] Edith Ballard Watts and John Watts
    [Lewis, Jesse Willis] Edith Ballard Watts and John Watts
    JESSE'S BOOK OF CREOLE AND DEEP SOUTH RECIPES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1954) dj. Hardcover first edition - The rather uncommon first edition of a book which has become a classic. An example of the casual assumption of privilege - Lewis was the Black cook for the prosperous Ballard family for over 40 years, and so Edith Watts, one of the children and her husband are shown as the authors, but despite this, as Toni Tipton-Martin in The Jemimah Code commented "This book is a compilation of more than 340 of his classic recipes...what is mind-blowing is that these authors observe and record the true finesse possessed by one of history's disregarded cooks, providing details without degradation." The dustjacket includes a brief biography of Lewis on…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1954) dj. Hardcover first edition - The rather uncommon first edition of a book which has become a classic. An example of the casual assumption of privilege - Lewis was the Black cook for the prosperous Ballard family for over 40 years, and so Edith Watts, one of the children and her husband are shown as the authors, but despite this, as Toni Tipton-Martin in The Jemimah Code commented "This book is a compilation of more than 340 of his classic recipes...what is mind-blowing is that these authors observe and record the true finesse possessed by one of history's disregarded cooks, providing details without degradation." The dustjacket includes a brief biography of Lewis on the back cover, his photograph on the front and on the flap it states "Jesse is one of those born cooks ... He is renowned in the Bay St. Louis area of Mississippi, where he has made the Ballard family table famous as a Mecca for visiting gourmets. Of course, his specialties are the Creole dishes of New Orleans ... but the book also contain Jessie's versions of everyday dishes for breakfast, lunch, and supper. The recipes have been set down 'while watching Jesse,' by Edith Ballard Watts and her husband, whose high purpose has been to impart Jesse's secrets - which may mean anything from a key ingredient to a certain motion of the big kitchen spoon." Index.

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    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some overall minor edgewear to the dust jacket, but a tight and clean copy)

    Book ID: 80288
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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDICAL PRACTICIONER, SEPTEMBER 1910, vol XXV, No 9. by Lindley, Dr. Walter, editor.
    Lindley, Dr. Walter, editor.
    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDICAL PRACTICIONER, SEPTEMBER 1910, vol XXV, No 9.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Southern California Medical Society, 1910. First edition - A single issue of this magazine which described itself as "the official organ of the Southern California Medical Society and of the Arizona Territorial Medical Association. Although it was published for the medical community with several factual articles (on the nature and treatment of hysteria, the care of the ears of infants and children, and even a short report of skunk hydrophobia - rabies) as well as a list of new licentiates, perhaps the most fascinating part of this now more than a century old periodical is the advertisements. A full page ad under the heading "Going East This Year?" offers reduced fare excursions. A few - like Listerine…

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    Los Angeles: Southern California Medical Society, 1910. First edition - A single issue of this magazine which described itself as "the official organ of the Southern California Medical Society and of the Arizona Territorial Medical Association. Although it was published for the medical community with several factual articles (on the nature and treatment of hysteria, the care of the ears of infants and children, and even a short report of skunk hydrophobia - rabies) as well as a list of new licentiates, perhaps the most fascinating part of this now more than a century old periodical is the advertisements. A full page ad under the heading "Going East This Year?" offers reduced fare excursions. A few - like Listerine - are for products still familiar to us, but most are for treatments long discarded. To cite just one example, this issue contains an ad for The Antikamnia Chemical Company. The message is simple "if there is pain, that's enough" but the history behind this company is fascinating. In 1910, when this issue came out, the company was embroiled in a lawsuit with the FDA because its painkiller contained a derivitive of acetinalid, which had been shown to be extremely dangerous and even fatal, and this was not disclosed - a case which went all the way to the Supreme Court. It was apparently an effective painkiller though, and 40 years later it was discovered that it metabolized to paracetamol (acetaminophen) - or Tylenol. Bound in printed tan wrappers. The actual content is on pp 402 to 444. preceded by 20 pages and followed by 14 pages of advertisements.

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    Condition: Fair condition only with significant chipping to the covers, but still flexible and easily readable.

    Book ID: 80278
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  • WHAT IS THIS BUZZING? DO YOU HEAR IT TOO? by Malerba, Luigi (1927-2008)
    Malerba, Luigi (1927-2008)
    WHAT IS THIS BUZZING? DO YOU HEAR IT TOO?

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel to appear in the US by this award-winning Italian author who was one of the most important exponents of the Italian literary movement called Neoavanguardia. He has been described as "an original and linguistically inventive writer with a taste for satire" and Umberto Eco commented that he was "always maliciously ironic, alternating clues to ambiguities." This novel, originally published as "Salto Mortale," was the first winner of Prix Medicis Etranger in 1970; it opens with the murdered body of a man found in a meadow not far from Rome. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver. x, 208 pp. Dust jacket by John Alcorn.

    Condition: Fine in lime green cloth in a very near fine dust jacket with just a hint of toning.

    Book ID: 80296
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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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  • PLUS. by McElroy, Joseph.
    McElroy, Joseph.
    PLUS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A very hard-to-find novel by McElroy, an intellectual work of science fiction,set in an unspecified future - the meditation, the experience, of a disembodied brain orbiting the earth in a capsule, and gradually developing a consciousness of itself separate from its function even as its health deteriorates. Early reviews called it "remarkable, brilliant" and "an exhausting disorienting work of discovery.' INSCRIBED on the title page. Surprisingly the hardcover first seems to be more uncommon than the advance proof. 215 pp. Dust jacket art by Fred Marcellino. ISBN: 0-394407946.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (light crease along the top edge of the dust jacket, very short closed tear to upper edge of back cover 8.95 still present. Scarce in this condition and especially so signed by McElroy.

    Book ID: 78896
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  • KHAN PHANTOM EMPEROR OF 1940. by Oliver, Jerome (1886 - ?)
    Oliver, Jerome (1886 - ?)
    KHAN PHANTOM EMPEROR OF 1940.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: J. C. Reklar & Co / Cosmopolitan, (1934) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A near future novel of a world in which a modern Khan appears, "not less cruel than Ghengis," who almost succeeds in establishing a world empire. The author's prologue discusses the state of the world in 1934, and its unreadiness for war, but he sees communism as a greater threat than Hitler, and in fact credits Hitler for keeping Germany from becoming a communistic state. A presentation copy, very personally INSCRIBED on a blank preliminary page "To Sylvia Zaro, in memory of the day when I wrote the first words of this work, and for the loyal friendship and undying faith in the…

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    New York: J. C. Reklar & Co / Cosmopolitan, (1934) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A near future novel of a world in which a modern Khan appears, "not less cruel than Ghengis," who almost succeeds in establishing a world empire. The author's prologue discusses the state of the world in 1934, and its unreadiness for war, but he sees communism as a greater threat than Hitler, and in fact credits Hitler for keeping Germany from becoming a communistic state. A presentation copy, very personally INSCRIBED on a blank preliminary page "To Sylvia Zaro, in memory of the day when I wrote the first words of this work, and for the loyal friendship and undying faith in the final outcome of this work. The author, Jerome Oliver, 7/12/34" Although the rear flap of the dust jacket advertises his second novel, The Ghost of Mars, that was apparently never published. 337 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (usual light toning to the pages, a small chip to the dj near the top of the spine) A scarce book, and especially so signed and in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66122
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  • A JOURNEY IN OUR SEABOARD SLAVE STATES with Remarks on Their Economy. by Olmsted, Frederick Law.
    Olmsted, Frederick Law.
    A JOURNEY IN OUR SEABOARD SLAVE STATES with Remarks on Their Economy.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dix and Edwards, 1856. Hardcover first edition - Both a classic in the literature of slavery and abolition, and a book which was influential in the Free Soil movement. Commissioned by the New York Times to write an unbiased report on slavery and its economic effects, this is the first of three books which resulted from his travels. "[Olmsted] discovered that the slaves in the seaboard states were generally well treated. They received enough food to keep them in good physical condition. However, Olmsted believed that the slaves were not as well fed as American free laborers, and he devoted considerable space to one of his favorite theories, namely, that slavery was a destroyer of self-respect and…

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    New York: Dix and Edwards, 1856. Hardcover first edition - Both a classic in the literature of slavery and abolition, and a book which was influential in the Free Soil movement. Commissioned by the New York Times to write an unbiased report on slavery and its economic effects, this is the first of three books which resulted from his travels. "[Olmsted] discovered that the slaves in the seaboard states were generally well treated. They received enough food to keep them in good physical condition. However, Olmsted believed that the slaves were not as well fed as American free laborers, and he devoted considerable space to one of his favorite theories, namely, that slavery was a destroyer of self-respect and initiative." Clark, Travels in the Old South, 482. Vignette engravings in the text. 715 pp plus two Appendices, 4 pp publisher's ads.

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    Condition: Good overall in embossed brown cloth, rubbing to title on spine, some fraying and loss at the top of the spine, but a tight and sturdy copy.

    Book ID: 73634
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  • GRAY'S SUPPLEMENT TO THE PHARMACOPOEIA: Being a Concise But Comprehensive Dispensatory and Manual of Facts and Formulae, for the Chemist and Druggist and Medical Practitioner, TOGETHER with GRAY'S PHARMACEUTICAL QUIZ COMPEND (2 books). by Redwood, Theophilus, Professor of Pharmacy.
    Redwood, Theophilus, Professor of Pharmacy.
    GRAY'S SUPPLEMENT TO THE PHARMACOPOEIA: Being a Concise But Comprehensive Dispensatory and Manual of Facts and Formulae, for the Chemist and Druggist and Medical Practitioner, TOGETHER with GRAY'S PHARMACEUTICAL QUIZ COMPEND (2 books).

    Edition: First thus.

    London: Longman and Co, Simpkin and Co., et al. 1847. An edition "entirely re-written, re-arranged and considerably enlarged" of a work first published in 1818. Includes a new preface. In addition to information on compounding formulae, this lists over 3000 plants. The index alone is 93 pp. viii, 1118 pp. This massive book is here offered together with a genuinely concise student's version from 1927 - Gray, H. C.; revised by H. D. Thornburn. A CONDENSED COMPENDIUM OF PHARMACEUTICAL KNOWLEDGE: A Quiz Book. Chicago: M. M. Gray & Co., Publishers, 1927. Sixteenth edition, revised to conform with the U. S. Pharmacopoeia, Tenth Decennial Revision and the National Formulary, Fifth Revision. "Designed for the use of pharmaceutical students preparing themselves…

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    London: Longman and Co, Simpkin and Co., et al. 1847. An edition "entirely re-written, re-arranged and considerably enlarged" of a work first published in 1818. Includes a new preface. In addition to information on compounding formulae, this lists over 3000 plants. The index alone is 93 pp. viii, 1118 pp. This massive book is here offered together with a genuinely concise student's version from 1927 - Gray, H. C.; revised by H. D. Thornburn. A CONDENSED COMPENDIUM OF PHARMACEUTICAL KNOWLEDGE: A Quiz Book. Chicago: M. M. Gray & Co., Publishers, 1927. Sixteenth edition, revised to conform with the U. S. Pharmacopoeia, Tenth Decennial Revision and the National Formulary, Fifth Revision. "Designed for the use of pharmaceutical students preparing themselves for examination in colleges of pharmacy, and before the pharmaceutical examining boards of the various states." In addition, the authors hope that this will be useful to busy clerks in retail settings. Includes many definitions, abbreviations, maximum dosages, etc, plus a section with miscellaneous questions. 284 pp. plus 4 pp index. ISBN: vbf5.

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    Condition: Good overall in the original publishers dark brown half calf, marble boards, raised bands, gilt titling on the spine, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to the covers, toning to the pages, and some minor foxing, discoloration to the edges of some pages. The binding is sturdy and the book is easily readable. Bookplate of Bullock and Crenshaw, Druggists, Philadelphia on front pastedown. The second book, Gray's Pharmaceutical Quiz Compend (to use the short title on the cover), is in very good in dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering on front cover Previous owner's name on front pastedown, some rubbing to the covers and toning to the pages, but overall tight and sturdy.

    Book ID: 80269
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  • SAMSON AND DELILAH. by Salten, Felix (1869-1945)
    Salten, Felix (1869-1945)
    SAMSON AND DELILAH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1931. dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon fourth book published in English by this Austrian author who was best known for "Bambi" (and whose books were banned by the Nazis in 1936) This is an original retelling of the Biblical story of Samson and the three women who dominated his life. Translated from the German by Whittaker Chambers (who later became notorious for his testimony in the Alger Hiss case and who wrote the best-seller "Witness.") 192 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with gilt titles and decorations in a somewhat edgeworn but still good dust jacket (previous owner's name on front endpaper, toning to pages, loss of about 1 cm on top edge and some loss at corners of folds, original price of 2.50 still present).

    Book ID: 80302
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  • THE SICK MAN'S FRIEND, Being A Plain, Practical Medical Work; Designed for the Use of Families and Individuals on Vegetable, Or Botanical Principles. In Four Parts. by Sanborn, P. E., physcian.
    Sanborn, P. E., physcian.
    THE SICK MAN'S FRIEND, Being A Plain, Practical Medical Work; Designed for the Use of Families and Individuals on Vegetable, Or Botanical Principles. In Four Parts.

    Edition: First edition.

    Taunton [Massachusetts]: Published by the Author, 1835. Hardcover first edition - "P.E. Sanborn was a practitioner of the botanical system of medicine in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Likely a member of the burgeoning "Eclectic" school of medico-botanics, Sanborn credits Wooster Beach as a major influence throughout the work. THE SICK MAN'S FRIEND... is divided into four parts, on "human structure," medical botany, "art of healing," and recipes. Of note is an admonition in the third part against tight lacing in women's fashion: "Multitudes of our women ruin themselves by this foolish practice...Desection [sic] has shown in many cases that the ribs had actually lapped over each other, and the internal organs were attached to the walls of the viscera" (p.234).

    Condition: Original boards and endpapers still present, but binding has been rebacked with a new spine covering, original spine labeled retained. Foxing throughout - some penciled notations (arithmetic problems) on endpapers. In a custom made clamshell case.

    Book ID: 80203
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  • EARTH HOUSE HOLD: Technical Notes and Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries. by Snyder, Gary.
    Snyder, Gary.
    EARTH HOUSE HOLD: Technical Notes and Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: New Directions, (1969) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book drawn from Snyder's essays and journals, including his studies of Zen Buddhism and American Indian culture. SIGNED on the title page. 143 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket with the typical mottling found on almost copies, and a few small nicks to the edge of the dj. Some light toning to the pages. Rather uncommon in hardcover, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 78914
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  • Wasson, R Gordon and Albert Hofmann.
    NOTES ON THE PRESENT STATUS OF OLOLIUHQUI AND THE OTHER HALLUCINOGENS OF MEXICO: Botanical Museum leaflets, November 22, 1963, v. 20, no. 6.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Botanical Musuem of Harvard University, 1963. First edition - Also includes an article on "The Active Principles of the Seeds of Rivea Corymbosa and Ipomocea Violecea." Both papers were written in honor of Robert J. Weitlaner on his 80th birthday. Wasson's paper focuses on the history and the ethnobotanical aspects of the "four great divinatory plants of Mexico at the time of the Conquest" - picietl, peyotl, teonanacatl and ololiuhqui - with the emphasis on the last as the least known to the outside world. Illustrated with plates 28-34, botanical drawing, map. Notes pp 161-193. Hofmann writes on the chemical investigation that led to the isolation of the active principles in this plant, as well as a…

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    Cambridge, MA: Botanical Musuem of Harvard University, 1963. First edition - Also includes an article on "The Active Principles of the Seeds of Rivea Corymbosa and Ipomocea Violecea." Both papers were written in honor of Robert J. Weitlaner on his 80th birthday. Wasson's paper focuses on the history and the ethnobotanical aspects of the "four great divinatory plants of Mexico at the time of the Conquest" - picietl, peyotl, teonanacatl and ololiuhqui - with the emphasis on the last as the least known to the outside world. Illustrated with plates 28-34, botanical drawing, map. Notes pp 161-193. Hofmann writes on the chemical investigation that led to the isolation of the active principles in this plant, as well as a very brief history of the discovery of LSD. p 194-212 with plates 35-36, references. WorldCat only identifies one holding, although there is a notation about a duplicate copy as part of the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.

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    Condition: Fine in stapled self-wrappers.

    Book ID: 80280
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  • FIRE FIEND: DESTRUCTION OF PIKE'S OPERA HOUSE, MARCH 22ND, 1866.
    FIRE FIEND: DESTRUCTION OF PIKE'S OPERA HOUSE, MARCH 22ND, 1866.

    Edition: First thus.

    Cincinnati, Ohio: J. Church & Co, 1866. First edition - A striking picture, originally the cover to a sheet music booklet containing the "Fire Fiend Galop." This is a dramatic and brightly colored lithograph of Cincinnati's burning opera house overwhelmed by the bright red and orange flames filling the sky. A crowd of onlookers watch as firefighters spray their hoses at the building, and visible through the flames is the title of the current production "A Midsummer's Night Dream." Lithograph by the noted firm of Civil War lithographers, Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co. of Cincinnati. Copyright information below illustration showing John Church, Jr., Ohio, 1866. Large format, measuring 10 1/2" x 13 3/4"

    Condition: Good overall - some wear to the edges, small staple holes on the left side, a faint embossed seal of Church in upper right and some even more faint penciled notations.

    Book ID: 78976
    Keywords: Ephemera, lithograph, ohio, vbflo
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