Headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, Detective Bureau, Washington, D.C., January 19, 1905. Identification Wanted [...] Gessler Resseau [sic]

Headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, Detective Bureau, Washington, D.C., January 19, 1905. Identification Wanted [...]...

Broadside. Single sheet, printed recto only; ca. 10.5" x 8" (26cm x 20cm). Old folds and edgewear; minor splitting; faint indication of postal cancellation on verso; complete and Good. Signed in type by Richard Sylvester, Chief of Police.

My Bondage and My Freedom. Part I. -- Life as a Slave. Part II. -- Life as a Freeman [sic]

My Bondage and My Freedom. Part I. -- Life as a Slave. Part II. --...

Thick octavo (19.5cm.); recent dark brown calf-backed marbled boards, red and black gilt morocco spine labels, new endpapers; xxxi,[32]-434,[4](ads)pp.; engraved portrait frontispiece, two plates, tissue guarded. Dampstain to top textblock corner, occasionally affecting interior, foxing to preliminaries, uneven browning and finger-soiling throughout; Very Good and sound. SABIN 20714.

Original lithograph (untitled) depicting an I.W.W. meeting

Original lithograph (untitled) depicting an I.W.W. meeting

Lithograph, 20-1/2" x 16". Printed in black ink on white stock; mounted on heavy pasteboard (as issued); signed in print "Rodney Thomson" at lower right. Mounting board worn, with losses at corners and edges; old damp-stain to entire lower margin, just into image; else just light soiling and wear --...

Holograph Manuscript Translation of Roland Ville-Neuve's The Devil in Art

Holograph Manuscript Translation of Roland Ville-Neuve's The Devil in Art

Undated (ca 1970s-80s?) holograph manuscript of 112 leaves, comprising a literal translation of Le Diable dans l'Art by Roland Villeneuve (published 1957). Contained in an unlined, cloth-bound sketchbook 18cm x 14.5cm. Moderate wear, including rubbing to covers and a split to binding near center of text block. Apparently incomplete, as...

Dusklands

Dusklands

First Printing. Octavo (22.5cm.); mint green boards stamped in gilt on the spine; dustjacket; 134pp. A few spots of very faint residue from clear tape removal on pastedowns, else Near Fine and clean throughout. The dustjacket is quite bright and without toning, displaying a few tiny edge tears, mild rubbing...

Pocho: A Novel About A Young Mexican American Coming of Age in California

Pocho: A Novel About A Young Mexican American Coming of Age in California

First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); 3/4 crimson paper over quarter beige cloth, with titles stamped in blue and red on spine; dustjacket; 235pp. Fine in a very Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped, with the barest hint of sunning to spine.

Women Awake!

Women Awake!

First edition, quarto (28cm.); [1],23 typescript leaves, unbound as issued. First few leaves toned with edges rather worn and creased from use. About Very Good.

The Birds' Christmas Carol: Dramatic Version

The Birds' Christmas Carol: Dramatic Version

Octavo (19cm.); gray pictorial paper over boards, quarterbound in green vertical ribbed cloth with titling stamped in gilt; 104pp. An association copy, inscribed by the author to actress and philanthropist Eleanor Robson Belmont, dated in the year of publication and bearing her bookplate on the front pastedown. Trivial wear to...

Strike Broadside: Meeting - Gran Hotel Ancira - Monterrey, Mexico (ca.1930's)

Strike Broadside: Meeting - Gran Hotel Ancira - Monterrey, Mexico (ca.1930's)

Single sheet of light brown newsprint, printed in orange; approximately 19.5 X 26.5cm. Two tiny tears with attendant creasing; Near Fine.

River of Earth

River of Earth

Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 245pp. Brief ink date to front endpaper, else straight and tight in a crisp, unworn dustjacket, lightly soiled on lighter portions of rear panel.

Behold My Brother

Behold My Brother

Tan linen boards stamped in fuchsia; red top-stain; 382pp. Hint of dusting to text block edges, else a Fine, tight copy. In pictorial dustjacket, slightly spine-darkened, with a few nicks and brief closed tears to extremities, VG or better.

Original Painting: "Man With A Cane."

Original Painting: "Man With A Cane."

Oil on Masonite board. 16-1/4" x 12"; signed lower left. In original hand-made frame.

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

First Printing. Octavo (22cm); light gray paper over boards, quarterbound in purple cloth with titles stamped in silver on the spine; dustjacket; 245pp. Faint, scattered foxing to text edges, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, with the colors perfectly unfaded on the spine; small patch of scoring on the rear...

Hustlers Convention

Hustlers Convention

Paperback original. Octavo. Illustrated card wrappers; 125, (2)pp; author portrait and promotional blurb at rear. Minimal external wear; slight soil to upper edge of text block; still a tight, apparently unread copy, Near Fine.

Typed Letter, Signed. 2pp, to Ben Shahn, dated 31 July 1967

Typed Letter, Signed. 2pp, to Ben Shahn, dated 31 July 1967

Original 2pp typed letter on two sides of a sheet of hotel letterhead, dated 31 July 1967. Addressed: Dear Ben [Shahn], signed in ink "Ed Locke." Three old folds, else fine.

Original Hand-Bound Mock-Up for The Grindstone of God: A Samoyed Fable, with 26 Original Pencil Illustrations by Bernarda Bryson Shahn

Original Hand-Bound Mock-Up for The Grindstone of God: A Samoyed Fable, with 26 Original Pencil...

[Roosevelt, NJ: ca 1969-70]. Octavo (23.5cm). Red paper-covered boards; [28]pp. Original hand-made "dummy" of 28 pages, with text and illustrations tipped on to blank pages. Includes a hand-lettered title page and 26 original pencil drawings by Bernarda Shahn, illustrating the (mostly) animal characters in the text. In fine condition, as...

Ubu Enchaîné. Précédé de Ubu Roi

Ubu Enchaîné. Précédé de Ubu Roi

Small octavo (18.5cm); original white printed wrappers; [4],244,[1]pp; illus. on title page verso printed in blue-violet. Spine a bit rubbed, else Near Fine.

The Battle of Ventry Harbor; which Took Place in the Fourth Century, and Continued without Intermission for 366 Days. Being a Literal Translation from an Old Irish Manuscript

The Battle of Ventry Harbor; which Took Place in the Fourth Century, and Continued without...

Small slim octavo (19cm.); original green pictorial saddle-stitched wrappers (upper cover a bit soiled); 48pp.; illus. Chips and tears along wrapper edges not affecting text, loss to lower wrapper bottom edge, spine ends perished; still, a Very Good copy in original, still-vibrant illustrated wrappers. Early American edition of the narrative...

Two Books Extra-Illustrated by Bernarda Bryson as a Young Girl, ca. 1913

Two Books Extra-Illustrated by Bernarda Bryson as a Young Girl, ca. 1913

Two octavo volumes (a 1902 Longfellow Collected Poems and a ca. 1914 reprint of C.N. & A.M. Williamson's It Happened in Egypt) with extensive juvenile marginalia by Bernarda Bryson when about ten years of age. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate labels tipped on at...

American Horse-Drawn Vehicles

American Horse-Drawn Vehicles

Quarto (28cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 101pp. Very Good. A Christmas gift to Ben Shahn from Walker Evans, with a long and personal gift inscription: "Dear Old Dr. Ben - This book I've just found seems to be just for you. I hear we're about to see you, at last: what...

Art Young, His Life And Times. Edited by John Nicholas Beffel

Art Young, His Life And Times. Edited by John Nicholas Beffel

Octavo (23cm). Red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine, with gilt pictorial device to spine and front cover; dustjacket; 467pp; illus; pictorial endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by Young on half-title: To Ethel Clyde, With Best Wishes From Her Friend / Art Young," undated. Also laid in is a brief...

Banjo: A Story without a Plot

Banjo: A Story without a Plot

First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); 3/4 navy blue and red patterned paper over quarter black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; orange topstain; dustjacket; 326pp, [1]. Partial offsetting to endpapers, topstain slightly dulled, with vintage bookseller's ticket and two hairline splits to rear pastedown; Very Good+ or better. Dustjacket...

The French Lieutenant's Woman [Signed and Dated Bookplate Laid in]

The French Lieutenant's Woman [Signed and Dated Bookplate Laid in]

Octavo (20.25cm.); original boards in maroon pictorial dust jacket lettered in gilt, purple topstain; 445pp.; illustrated endpapers by Tom Adams. Jacket extremities a bit rubbed, ring stain to upper jacket panel verso almost imperceptible to exterior, else Very Good. Laid in bookplate signed and dated by the author "England, 1996."

Original Broadside: "Sacco and Vanzetti: An Appeal to American Labor"

Original Broadside: "Sacco and Vanzetti: An Appeal to American Labor"

Original broadside, printed recto and verso on newsprint, measuring 21.5 x 25.5cm. Old horizontal fold at center, a few tiny creases and edge tears, with moderate loss along right margin (not affecting text); Very Good.

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