Ben Shahn [Author's Copy]

Ben Shahn [Author's Copy]

Large square quarto (36cm). Red cloth boards, stamped and lettered in gilt; 373pp; illus. Author's copy, inscribed on front endpaper: "Bernarda Bryson Shahn - my copy - retain." Fine, lacking the dustwrapper.

Bill Porter. A Drama of O. Henry in Prison

Bill Porter. A Drama of O. Henry in Prison

Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 58pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in the scarce dustwrapper, lightly soiled and with a small (ca 1/4") loss at upper front panel.

The Wild Palms

The Wild Palms

Limited Issue, one of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Octavo (21cm); vertical patterned paper over boards, quarter-bound in red cloth, with titles and rule stamped in gilt on spine; top edge gilt; 339pp. Spine shows a barely perceptible degree of sunning, else Fine in a supplied glassine overlay.

All The King's Men

All The King's Men

First Printing. Octavo (21cm); burgundy textured cloth stamped in gilt on the spine; dustjacket; 464pp. Some minor flaking to the titling on the spine and a triffle rubbed along the lower board edges; a clean, unfaded Near Fine copy. The Second Issue dustjacket is unclipped, with shallow chipping at the...

The Gang

The Gang

Reprint. Octavo (19.5cm); blue cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 276pp. Some trivial soil to rear gutter and upper edge of text, with purple rubber stamp of "A. George Volck Incorporated" to pastedowns and endpapers; Near Fine, but for the stamping. Dustjacket is soiled...

The FBI Pyramid from the Inside

The FBI Pyramid from the Inside

Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 351pp. INSCRIBED by Felt "with warm regards," dated 1981. Four faint tape-shadows to boards where previous owner had attached the dustjacket, else straight and Fine in a fine, unclipped dustjacket.

Los Milagros en Metal y en Cera de Puerto Rico. Photographs by Pablo Delano.

Los Milagros en Metal y en Cera de Puerto Rico. Photographs by Pablo Delano.

Small square quarto. Inscribed by the photographer's father Jack Delano to Bernarda Shahn: “For Bernarda with love, Jack.” Fine in about fine dustwrapper with a tiny tear and a little rubbing. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label tipped on to front.....

The Sex Symphony or, Some Missing Political Instruments. By J.R., A Member of the Orchestra

The Sex Symphony or, Some Missing Political Instruments. By J.R., A Member of the Orchestra...

12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; 13p. Pencil ownership signature, to front cover, of American feminist and suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt, signed with her surname only but in her highly characteristic hand. The anonymous work, in which the author identifies himself as a man, likens modern society to a symphony in which women...

The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises

First State, with the word "stopped" spelled incorrectly as "stoppped" on p.181, line 26. Octavo (20cm); smooth black cloth with gold paper labels on spine and front panel, lettered and ruled in black; dustjacket; 259pp. Gold labels a bit dulled, with some creasing and a few scratches (though still perfectly...

Vanity Fair: A Novel Without A Hero

Vanity Fair: A Novel Without A Hero

Mixed issue, with "Mr. Pitt" on p.453 line 31, but lacking the suppressed woodcut of Marquis of Steyne, the rustic type heading on p.1, and with the engraved title page dated 1848. This copy bound without the four ad leaves. Includes engraved half-title and ad leaf for The Great Hoggarty...

Land of the Free

Land of the Free

Small quarto (23cm). Tan cloth boards, lettered blue; 93pp; illus. dustjacket. Review copy, with review stamp on front endpaper. Bernarda Bryson Shahn's copy, with her signature on front endpaper and ink note above publisher's stamp: "Please Return to Bernarda B. Shahn." A worn copy; covers soiled and toned, with split...

Let Me Breathe Thunder

Let Me Breathe Thunder

Pictorial cloth boards (hardcover); dustjacket. Clean, tight copy, VG or better with mild darkening to endpapers, faint "J" (remainder?) stamp to jacket flap and front pastedown, and old inked price to front endpaper. In the scarce jacket, lightly rubbed and with shallow chips to spine ends, single chip to top...

Stop the Death Squads in El Salvador and Los Angeles

Stop the Death Squads in El Salvador and Los Angeles

Original screen print in three colors, 22" x 17" (ca 56cm x 43cm). On heavy white poster paper. Clean, uncreased and unmarked; Near Fine / Grade A.

A Letter From John Steinbeck

A Letter From John Steinbeck

One of 150 copies printed at the Grace Hoper Press by Sherwood and Katharina Grover. Quarto; hand-sewn cream-colored wrappers, with titles printed in orange on front cover; [12pp]. A Fine copy.

God of Might

God of Might

Octavo (19.5cm). Green cloth boards, lettered in black; dustjacket; 272pp. Clean, tight, and square in the very uncommon original dustwrapper, lightly and uniformly soiled with slightly darkened spine; Very Good.

Los Aguinaldos Del Infante: Glosa de Epifania / The Child's Gifts: A Twelfth Night Tale

Los Aguinaldos Del Infante: Glosa de Epifania / The Child's Gifts: A Twelfth Night Tale

Quarto. Paper-covered boards with pictorial onlay; glassine dustjacket; 33pp; illus. Presentation to Ben and Bernarda Shahn on front endpaper: "To Dear Bernarda & Ben / We'll always remember these wonderful days / Love / Irene & Jack / San Juan P.R." (undated). Fine copy in original glassine. Includes twenty mounted...

Astyanax: an Epic Romance of Ilion, Atlantis & Amaraca

Astyanax: an Epic Romance of Ilion, Atlantis & Amaraca

Octavo. Original gilt-pictorial ribbed blue cloth; variously paged; 47 inserted leaves of plates; 4 folding maps. Trivial rubbing to board corners, else a remarkable, unworn copy, very near Fine. Prehistoric lost race novel involving Atlantis, Troy, and Mexico.

Amber Satyr

Amber Satyr

Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 304pp. Green top-stain slightly faded, else Near Fine in the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped and just very lightly worn; Near Fine.

Earth In Upheaval

Earth In Upheaval

Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 301pp. Inscribed on front endpaper: "To Bernarda and Ben Shahn a book of unrest for peaceful reading from friends Elis and Immanuel Velikovsky," dated 1964. Very good in slightly edge-worn dustjacket with 1/2" loss at base of spine.

Das Buch zum Leibweh-lachen. Eine Sammlung des lustigsten Schwänke und Streiche, dass einem die Herz im Leibe wackelt und klappert und sich auf der Kopf stellt ["The book of belly-laughs: A collection of the funniest anecdotes and jokes, &c..."]

Das Buch zum Leibweh-lachen. Eine Sammlung des lustigsten Schwänke und Streiche, dass einem die Herz...

12mo (18cm). Original staple-bound, glazed pictorial paper wrappers; 64pp. 1897 date on title page, with copyright date 1885 on verso. Covers spotted and worn at extremities; text toned at margins but not brittle; pencil graffiti inside front wrapper. A Good copy, sound and complete. Text entirely in German.

The Kingdom of Smoke: Sketches of My People

The Kingdom of Smoke: Sketches of My People

Octavo (21cm). Cloth-backed boards; paper spine label; dustjacket; 73pp; illus. One of 250 signed copies, signed by the author on limitation page. Very fine in bright, unworn dustjacket.

The Tower and the Abyss: an Inquiry into the Transformation of the Individual

The Tower and the Abyss: an Inquiry into the Transformation of the Individual

Octavo (21cm). Black cloth boards, lettered in white; dustjacket; 327pp. Inscribed by the author on front endpaper to artists Ben and Bernarda Shahn: "for Ben and Bernarda with love / Erich," dated in March, 1957. A Very Good copy in rubbed and edgeworn dustwrapper. From the library of Ben and...

Signed Photograph, ca. 1910

Signed Photograph, ca. 1910

Original sepia-tone photograph, ca 16cm x 11cm (6-1/4" x 4-1/4"). Mounted on gray cardstcock, and signed on mount below image: "Max Eastman / 91 Greenwich Ave N.Y. - Please return!" Photographer's studio monogram stamped at lower right, unidentified. Two small ink spots to image, one of which slightly affects the...

Von Oktober bis nach Brest-Litovsk. Die Geschichte der bolschevistischen November-Revolution (Sozialistische Arbeiter-Biliothek, No. 12)

Von Oktober bis nach Brest-Litovsk. Die Geschichte der bolschevistischen November-Revolution (Sozialistische Arbeiter-Biliothek, No. 12)

12mo (18cm). Printed card wrappers; 127pp. Very mild external wear; faint spotting to a few pages of text; Near Fine in the original wrappers.

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