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51.

Black American Writing from the Nadir: The Evolution of a Literary Tradition, 1877-1915
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, [1989]. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original cloth in olive decorative dust jacket; xiii,[3],272pp. Some light edge wear to jacket extremities, spine toned, else Very Good or better. Includes chapters on the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar and James Weldon Johnson.
[Item #31082]
Price: $30.00
 
Black American Writing from the Nadir: The Evolution of a Literary Tradition, 1877-1915. Dickson D. BRUCE, Jr.
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The Story of the Jubilee Singers; with their songs
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, [1880?]. Revised Edition. "Eighty-Eighth Thousand." Octavo (19.5cm.); original green pictorial cloth embossed in black and gilt, black glazed endpapers; viii,265pp.; engraved portrait frontispiece and 2 two-toned plates, sheet music throughout. Cloth a bit soiled, extremities rubbed with a number of tiny puncture-points to spine, spine...
[Item #31081]
Price: $40.00
 
The Story of the Jubilee Singers; with their songs. J. B. T. MARSH.
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Snakes -- Mainly South African
Cape Town: Maskew Miller Limited, [1955]. First Edition. Octavo (22cm.); original boards in white pictorial dust jacket by Herold Green; xvi,213pp.; photographic frontispiece, illus. throughout. Some wear to extremities, including chipping and small loss to spine foot, minor dust-soil else About Very Good overall.
[Item #31080]
Price: $40.00
 
Snakes -- Mainly South African. Walter ROSE.
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Africa Disturbed
New York: Friendship Press, [1959]. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original two-toned cloth in blue pictorial dust jacket, brown glazed endpapers; vi,[2],183pp.; folding color map plate, illus. and photographs throughout. Jacket extremities rubbed and slightly dust-soiled, else Near Fine in About Very Good jacket. Account of present-day Africa based on dozens...
[Item #31079]
Price: $30.00
 
Africa Disturbed. illus Harper Johnson, Emory ROSS, Myrta.
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USSR in Construction. 1936, No.10 (October)
Moscow: State Publishing House of Graphic Arts, 1936. First Edition. Well-preserved issue of this landmark Soviet art magazine, issued from 1930 to 1941 to celebrate the achievements of the first two Five Year Plans and (through various foreign-language editions) to propagandize the stark contrast between the vibrant Soviet economy during...
[Item #31078]
Price: $500.00
 
USSR in Construction. 1936, No.10 (October). M. GORKY, -in-chief, design, El LISSITZKY, Es.
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USSR in Construction. 1937, No.3 (March)
Moscow: State Publishing House of Graphic Arts, 1937. First Edition. Well-preserved issue of this landmark Soviet art magazine, issued from 1930 to 1941 to celebrate the achievements of the first two Five Year Plans and (through various foreign-language editions) to propagandize the stark contrast between the vibrant Soviet economy during...
[Item #31077]
Price: $750.00
 
USSR in Construction. 1937, No.3 (March). V. I. MEZHLAUK, -in-chief, design, El LISSITZKY, Es.
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Teach Yourself How To Write Love Letters, Toasts, Invitations, and Engagement Letters
Onitsha: J.C. Brothers Bookshop / All Star Printers, [1971]. First Edition. Manual providing examples of love letters, engagement letters, marriage proposals, and relationship advice (some practical, some not-so-practical). An excellent example of the popular literature that flourished in Nigerian market stalls in the 1960s and 70s, most of it characterized...
[Item #31076]
Price: $85.00
 
Teach Yourself How To Write Love Letters, Toasts, Invitations, and Engagement Letters. J. ABIAKAM, pseud.
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49 Wise Sayings, 72 Idioms, 33 Riddles and Jokes, 44 Questions & Answers [...]
Onitsha: J.C. Brothers Bookshop / Providence Printing Press, [1972?]. A gathering of quotes, speeches, political trivia, and folksy riddles - an attempt at a poor man's guide to becoming more cosmopolitan. An excellent example of the popular literature that flourished in Nigerian market stalls in the 1960s and 70s, most...
[Item #31075]
Price: $85.00
 
49 Wise Sayings, 72 Idioms, 33 Riddles and Jokes, 44 Questions & Answers [...]. J. ABIAKAM, pseud.
59.

How To Write Business Letters, Correct Agreements, Telegrams, Good Letters, and Applications
Onitsha: J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [1971?]. First Edition. An excellent example of the popular literature that flourished in Nigerian market stalls in the 1960s and 70s, most of it characterized by slightly sensational content, rustic production values, and a disarmingly naive (to an American reader's eyes, at least) approach to its...
[Item #31074]
Price: $200.00
 
How To Write Business Letters, Correct Agreements, Telegrams, Good Letters, and Applications. J. ABIAKAM, pseud.
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The Book-Collecting Game [Limited Edition, Signed]
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1928. First Edition. Limited to 990 copies of which this is no. 831. Large octavo (24.5cm.); original cloth-backed decorative boards, printed paper label mounted to spine, top edge gilt, housed in recent paper-covered slipcase; [16],410pp.; color frontispiece, and two leaves of color plates, photographic illus...
[Item #23176]
Price: $125.00
 
The Book-Collecting Game [Limited Edition, Signed]. A. Edward NEWTON.
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Wall of Serpents
New York: Avalon Books / Thomas Bouregy and Company, [1960]. First Edition. Octavo (20cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket by Ed Emshwiller; 223pp. Light rubbing to upper jacket panel, some inoffensive fading to spine and upper panel else Very Good to Near Fine. Two novellas forming part of the...
[Item #23073]
Price: $35.00
 
Wall of Serpents. L. Sprague DE CAMP, Fletcher Pratt.
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The Rose of Solitude
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1967. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original two-toned cloth in black price-clipped dust jacket; xiv,[2],125pp. General minor shelf-wear to jacket extremities, else Fine in Very Good jacket. "A Love Poem-Sequence" - upper jacket flap.
[Item #23071]
Price: $25.00
 
The Rose of Solitude. Brother ANTONINUS, pseud. William Everson.
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Wolf Kahn: Large Format Pastels. 10 November, 2005 - 7 January 2006
New York: Ameringer Yohe Fine Art, 2005. First Edition. Quarto (30cm.); original spiral-bound pictorial boards; unpaged; chiefly color plates with text on verso. Minor shelf wear else Very Good to Near Fine. With the bifolium insert "A Poet's Response to Wolf Kahn" by C.K. Williams.
[Item #31070]
Price: $125.00
 
Wolf Kahn: Large Format Pastels. 10 November, 2005 - 7 January 2006. Wolf KAHN, text C K. Williams.
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Mapplethorpe: The Complete Flowers
[Düsseldorf]: teNeues, [2006]. First Edition. Oblong folio (28x38.75cm.); original cloth in orange photo-illustrated dust jacket; unpaged; photographic frontispieces & 202 full-page illus. in color and black and white. A few faint scratches to upper panel else Near Fine.
[Item #31068]
Price: $250.00
 
Mapplethorpe: The Complete Flowers. MAPPLETHORPE, Robert, essay Herbert Muschamp.
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Emily Mason: The Fifth Element [Inscribed & Signed]
[New York: George Braziller, 2006]. Second Edition. Quarto (26.75cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; unpaged; illus. throughout. Very Near Fine. Inscribed and signed by Mason on title page: "[In black ink] For Helen, with best wishes. April 22. 2010. [In thick silver pen] Emily Mason." Catalog raisonné of the...
[Item #31065]
Price: $150.00
 
Emily Mason: The Fifth Element [Inscribed & Signed]. David EBONY.
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L'Étoile du Nord: An Account of Owen Harding Wangensteen (1898-1981), Surgeon-Teacher-Scholar [Inscribed & Signed with Signed Autograph Note Tipped in]
[Chicago]: American College of Surgeons, [1994]. First Edition. Quarto (27.75cm.); original white photo-illustrated glossy card wrappers; ix,[1],158pp.; illus. Light toning to wrapper extremities, minor wear from handling, else Very Good and sound. Inscribed and signed on title page: "For Elizabeth / [?] Warm Regards / Leonard Peltier." Additional autograph note...
[Item #31061]
Price: $50.00
 
L'Étoile du Nord: An Account of Owen Harding Wangensteen (1898-1981), Surgeon-Teacher-Scholar [Inscribed & Signed with Signed Autograph Note Tipped in]. Leonard F. PELTIER, J. Bradley Aust.
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South Africa
London: Chapman and Hall, 1878. First Edition. 2 volumes; octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's red cloth, gilt-lettered spines, black glazed endpapers; vii,[1],352; vii,[1],352,32(ads)pp.; folding color map in Vol. I. Extremities quite rubbed and worn with corners bumped and spine ends rather frayed, cloth darkened except where cover labels were once mounted to...
[Item #31059]
Price: $250.00
 
South Africa. Anthony TROLLOPE.
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Men In Darkness
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1932. First American Edition. The author's fifth work of fiction, a collection of five stories "set among the men who labor and suffer, the seamen, the stokers, the longshoremen, the hopeless misfits (from front flap). With a preface by John Cowpery Powys. First Printing. Octavo...
[Item #31054]
Price: $150.00
 
Men In Darkness. James HANLEY.
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The Jewel of Seven Stars
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1904. Novel in which an Egyptologist's daughter becomes possessed by the spirit of an anciet Egyptian queen. Unlike some of the later reprints of this novel, the "gruesome" ending in this copy has not been revised. Basis for Mike Newell's 1980 horror picture The...
[Item #31053]
Price: $150.00
 
The Jewel of Seven Stars. Bram STOKER.
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The Sound Wagon
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1935. First Edition. Octavo (20.75cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket, blue topstain; [8],404pp. Jacket extremities rubbed with a few small chips to spine ends, spine quite sunned, else Near Fine in Near Very Good jacket. Pulitzer Prize-winning author's New Deal-era political satire peppered...
[Item #23183]
Price: $30.00
 
The Sound Wagon. T. S. STRIBLING.
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McGill: The Story of a University
London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, [1960]. First Edition. Large octavo (24.25cm.); original simulated cloth in red and white pictorial dust jacket, red topstain; 135pp.; color frontispiece, illus. throughout. Jacket rather soiled and a bit shelf-worn, jacket spine a hint faded else Near Fine in About Very Good jacket. History...
[Item #23181]
Price: $20.00
 
McGill: The Story of a University. Hugh MacLENNAN, ed., illus John Gilroy.
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A Collection of Nagasaki Colour Prints and Paintings: Showing the influence of Chinese and European art on that of Japan
Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle Company, [1969]. Second (1979) Printing. Folio (31.5cm.); original linen in pictorial dust jacket, cardboard slipcase with peach printed and pictorial paper labels mounted to spine and upper edge; xxxiv & 250 plates, including folding, mounted, color illustrations. Minor wear to slipcase else Very Good to Near Fine.
[Item #31049]
Price: $75.00
 
A Collection of Nagasaki Colour Prints and Paintings: Showing the influence of Chinese and European art on that of Japan. N. H. N. MODY.
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Monstres Sacrés: [Exposition] Arles - Salles romanes du Cloître St Trophine - Juin / September 1985
Arles: Cloître St Trophine, 1985. First Edition. Small oblong quarto (15x27.75cm.); original black spiral-bound die-cut wrappers; 109pp.; illus., sections of textblock separated by unpaged printed red card stock. Near Fine. Bestiary-like exhibition catalogue of the stone carvings of animals, both real and mythical, found at the Cloître...
[Item #31047]
Price: $60.00
 
Monstres Sacrés: [Exposition] Arles - Salles romanes du Cloître St Trophine - Juin / September 1985. CLOÎTRE SAINT-TROPHINE.
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Stone Dust: The Autobiography of a Stone Carving [Limited Edition, Inscribed & Signed to Bernarda Shahn]
Accokeek, MD: Sun-Stone, 1969. First Edition. Artist book that is part poem, part personal essay, on the creation of one of the author's stone carvings. Straus is best known for her relief stone monuments created for the New Deal-era Resettlement Administration's planned community of Greenbelt, Maryland. Limited to 600 copies...
[Item #31045]
Price: $750.00
 
Stone Dust: The Autobiography of a Stone Carving [Limited Edition, Inscribed & Signed to Bernarda Shahn]. Lenore Thomas STRAUS.
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Le Mini-David
N.p. [Verona?]: Multicetera, 1970. First Edition. Avant-garde artist's book depicting, in two dimensions, the Spanish sculptor's large-edition mini "puzzle-sculpture" of the same name. The book was presumably issued as a "user's manual" to purchasers of the three-dimensional work; this example numbered 6831 of the 9,500-example edition "en alliage léger nickelé."...
[Item #31039]
Price: $150.00
 
Le Mini-David. BERROCAL, Miguel Ortiz Berrocal.

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