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51.

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.
53.

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.
54.

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.
55.

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.
56.

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.
57.

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.
58.

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.
59.

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.
60.

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.
61.

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.
63.

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.
64.

A Hoosier Holiday
New York: John Lane Company, 1916. Reissue. "By 1914, Theodore Dreiser was a successful writer living in New York. He had not been back to his home state in over 20 years. When his friend Franklin Booth approached him with teh idea of driving from New York to Indiana, Dreiser's...
[Item #31031]
Price: $250.00
 
A Hoosier Holiday. Theodore DREISER, text, Franklin BOOTH, illustrations.
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About Zionism: Speeches and Letters
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931. First Edition. Brief volume containing the renown physicist's speeches and letters regarding his thoughts on Zionism. Translated and edited with an introduction by Leon Simon. First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); hunter green cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and blind-ruled border on front...
[Item #31026]
Price: $300.00
 
About Zionism: Speeches and Letters. Albert EINSTEIN.
66.

My Life As A Rebel [Inscribed copy]
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1938. First Edition. Inscribee "E. Lauer" is not positively identified; possibly Eric H. Lauer, Dean of the University of Washington, who orchestrated a high-profile purge of Communist Party faculty from the University following WW2. Angelica Balabanoff (1878-1965), an Italian Jew, was among the founders of...
[Item #31025]
Price: $150.00
 
My Life As A Rebel [Inscribed copy]. Angelica BALABANOFF.
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Your Questions Answered; or, Politics, Peace, Economics, Anti-Semitism, Race Prejudice, Religion, Trade Unionism, Americanism, Democracy, Socialism, Communism
New York: Workers Library Publishers, [1939]. First Edition. 12mo (18.25cm); original blue pictorial staplebound wrappers; 127pp. Minor toning else Very Good or better. Errata slip bound in after p. 104. Communist leader answers 115 questions. BRANNEMAN, p. 102; SEIDMAN F341.
[Item #31023]
Price: $20.00
 
Your Questions Answered; or, Politics, Peace, Economics, Anti-Semitism, Race Prejudice, Religion, Trade Unionism, Americanism, Democracy, Socialism, Communism. William Z. FOSTER.
68.

Revolution Museum
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1958. First English Language Edition. 12mo (16.5cm.); original white pictorial card wrappers printed in orange and red; 118pp.; photographic illus. in text. Faint crease to top fore-edge of upper wrapper, spine mostly perished, interior fine. Good or better overall. History of the Museum of Revolution...
[Item #31022]
Price: $25.00
 
Revolution Museum. P. BEREZOV.
69.

The Death and Birth of David Markand: An American Story
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition. Frank's sequel to Dark Mother, a strike novel in which a tobocco company executive searches for social order among farmers and workers. A much better example than usually seen of this wear-prone title. HANNA 1299, BLAKE p.252, RIDEOUT p.296. First Printing. Octavo...
[Item #31017]
Price: $200.00
 
The Death and Birth of David Markand: An American Story. Waldo FRANK, novel, Rockwell KENT, cover design.
70.

Images of War
Boston: Four Seas Company, 1921. First Edition. 12mo (17.5cm). Gray paper-covered boards, printed in gold; 63pp; no dustwrapper. First American Edition, from British sheets. Mild wear to board extremities, with minuscule paper loss at base of spine; internally clean and unmarked; on the better side of Very Good. Imagist poems...
[Item #30999]
Price: $45.00
 
Images of War. Richard ALDINGTON.
71.

Fifty Roads To Town
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1936. First Edition. Hard-boiled novel by the popular Black Mask author, set in an up-state Maine town getting ready to hibernate for the blizzard. An attractive copy of a notoriously wear-prone title. Hubin, p.304. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); pale gray linen, with titles stamped in...
[Item #30997]
Price: $200.00
 
Fifty Roads To Town. Frederick NEBEL.
72.

Nightmare Alley
New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc. 1946. First Edition. The author's first book, a novel detailing the seedier side of carnival life, largely based on Gresham's own life and and experiences. Basis for the 1947 film noir directed by Edmund Goulding, starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, and Coleen Gray. The...
[Item #30996]
Price: $300.00
 
Nightmare Alley. William Lindsay GRESHAM.
73.

Wall Street Stories
New York: McClure, Phillips & Co. 1901. First Edition. Small octavo (18cm.); original dark green gilt-lettered cloth; [8],224,[5]pp. Extremities a hint rubbed, mostly to spine ends, front hinge cracked and lacking front free endpaper, contemporary ownership rubberstamp to front pastedown, else quite an attractive, still-brilliant copy. The author's first book...
[Item #30987]
Price: $750.00
 
Wall Street Stories. Edwin LEFÈVRE.
74.

Littell's Living Age. Vol. II, from 10 August to 26 October, 1844
Boston: T.H. Carter & Company, 1844. First Edition. Large, thick octavo (24.5cm.); contemporary full sheep, two black morocco gilt-lettered spine labels; [2],iv,752pp.; text in double columns. Boards rubbed and dampstained along bottom half affecting textblock, lacking front free endpaper, else Good and sound. Contemporary ownership signature of a Thomas L....
[Item #30985]
Price: $75.00
 
Littell's Living Age. Vol. II, from 10 August to 26 October, 1844. Eliakim LITTELL, ed.
75.

The Fairfax Line: Thomas Lewis's Journal of 1746
New Market, VA: Henkel Press, 1925. First Edition. Octavo (23cm.); original maroon gilt-lettered cloth; [2],97pp.; maps throughout. Textblock a hint shaken else Near Fine. Journal of one of the surveyors of the southwest line of Thomas Lord Fairfax's domain in Virginia.
[Item #30984]
Price: $75.00
 
The Fairfax Line: Thomas Lewis's Journal of 1746. Thomas LEWIS, footnotes John W. Wayland, index.

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