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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.

Mother of Truth: A Story of Romance and Retribution Based on the Events of My Own Life

Mother of Truth: A Story of Romance and Retribution Based on the Events of My...

Octavo (22cm); purple cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; purple topstain; dustjacket; 230pp. Hint of sunning to upper board edges and topstain, else Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, with light wear and a few small nicks to extremities and gentle sunning to spine.

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...

Report of the Committee of the Medico-Legal Society on the Best Method of Execution of Criminals by Electricity

Report of the Committee of the Medico-Legal Society on the Best Method of Execution of...

First separate edition; octavo (23.75cm.); bifolium; 3 tables in text. Previous vertical fold, else Fine. The published results of a study on the use of electricity for the execution of criminals, establishing the electric chair as an official method of capital punishment. The New York State Government formed this Committee...

Genius in the Backlands: Popular Artists of Brazil

Genius in the Backlands: Popular Artists of Brazil

Octavo (23.5cm). Red cloth boards; dustjacket; 148pp; illus. Inscribed by Rodman on half-title to artist Bernard Bryson Shahn: "for Bernarda, whose genius is now coming into the foreground / Affectionately, Selden," datemarked Roosevelt, NJ, 1978. Boards yawning very slightly, else Near Fine in original illustrated dustwrapper. From the library of...

Now We Are Six

Now We Are Six

First Impression. Octavo (19.5cm); publisher's pictorial red cloth boards, stamped in gilt on spine and covers; dustjacket; top edge gilt; 103pp. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. A bright, Near Fine copy in original printed dustwrapper, slightly toned on spine and with small areas of discoloration to front panel. Still a....

History of The Hopedale Community, from Its Inception to Its Virtual Submergence in the Hopedale Parish

History of The Hopedale Community, from Its Inception to Its Virtual Submergence in the Hopedale...

Octavo. Original maroon cloth, spine lettered in gilt; xvii, 415pp; engr. frontis. portr. Hint of sunning to spine; bit of ink offsetting to front pastedown from presentation inscription (see note), else a very fresh, clean copy, Near Fine. DARE 1149.

Art Comics and Satires

Art Comics and Satires

Folio (43cm). Printed paper portfolio containing 7 large loose broadsides folded to make 28 pages; Schjeldahl's critical essay "Reinhardt's Needle" is printed on inner pages of portfolio. Light wear; old stain to rear panel of portfolio, not extending to contents; Very Good or better. From the library of Ben and...

Poèmes Militants

Poèmes Militants

Octavo (24cm). Staple-bound pamphlet; original buff orange printed wrappers; 34pp. Mild external soil, else Near Fine. Text entirely in French.

Optimos

Optimos

First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); olive green cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; brown topstain; dustjacket; 372pp. Some hand-soil and light wear to covers, thin split to gutter at half-title; a solid, Very Good+ copy, with the pages unopened. Dustjacket is lightly soiled, with a few...

The Rise of David Levinsky: A Novel

The Rise of David Levinsky: A Novel

Octavo (18cm). Red cloth boards, upper cover lettered in gilt; spine lettered in green; [6],529,[1],[2](blank),[4](ads)pp. Mild signs of use to boards, spine a touch faded, else a Fine copy.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles; A Pure Woman.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles; A Pure Woman.

Second impression, with 1892 date on verso of each title page. Three demi-octavo volumes; early 20th-c. green-dyed calf over cloth boards by Hatchards, with the original spine and cover cloth bound in at rear of each volume. Top edges gilt. Inobtrusive rippling to cloth on two volumes; spines gently faded...

USA: 1935-73. Photographs by Theo Jung

USA: 1935-73. Photographs by Theo Jung

Small, square quarto (20cm). Original printed wrappers; unpaged [16 leaves]; chiefly illustrations. Presentation inscription from Jung to Bernarda Shahn on half-title: "For auld lang syne: to Ben's memory & with appreciation for your artistry & friendship: Theo, 12.xi.76." Fine copy.

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.

Mottke the Vagabond (Mottke Ganef). Translated and Edited by Isaac Goldberg, Ph.D.

Mottke the Vagabond (Mottke Ganef). Translated and Edited by Isaac Goldberg, Ph.D.

Octavo (19cm); blue ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; 349pp. An unusualy well-preserved copy, very nearly Fine, with just a hint of soil to boards and upper edge of text block, and some trivial rubbing to board edges.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring (1954); The Two Towers (1954); The Return of the King (1955)

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring (1954); The Two Towers...

Three octavo volumes; original red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spines; red topstains; original dustjackets; maps bound into each volume following text. First Impression of each volume; Third State of text in Return of the King, with signature mark and slipped text on p.49. The three volumes nicely preserved...

The Hand of the Potter

The Hand of the Potter

Octavo (20cm); linen-backed boards; dustjacket; 209pp. Presentation inscription from Dreiser to Burleigh Rodick on title page, dated 1923. Board edges and spine ends rubbed; scarce jacket lightly soiled, with a small area of restoration at crown. A quite presentable copy, nicely inscribed.

Modern Mexican Art

Modern Mexican Art

Quarto (26cm). Terra-cotta cloth over boards, stamped in blue; 190pp text; 78 leaves of plates. Inscribed on half-title: "To Ben Shahn with kindest regards, Laurence Schmeckebier," dated 1951. A lightly worn copy, lacking the dustwrapper; Very Good.

Arsenic and Old Lace: A Comedy

Arsenic and Old Lace: A Comedy

First printing. Octavo (21cm.); original linen in lavender pictorial dust jacket; [8],187pp.; plain photographic frontispiece, 3 plates. Long closed tears to jacket professionally repaired, some uneven toning, including to spine; Fine in Good or better jacket. "A Random House Play." First trade edition of the play, originally produced on Broadway...

Abaft the Funnel

Abaft the Funnel

Octavo (20cm). Pictorial deep blue textured cloth, stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 360pp. Publisher's presentation copy, inscribed on front endpaper: "Best wishes of the publisher (see title page) and his wife / Xmas 1909." First issue, with gilt stamping to cloth (later issues stamped in red)...

Race Adjustment: Essays on the Negro in America

Race Adjustment: Essays on the Negro in America

First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); red cloth, titled in gilt with black border-rule on front cover; top edge gilt; 306pp. Small ownership stamps to front pastedown and endpaper (People's Presbyterian Church, Denver, CO), else a bright, Fine copy, beautifully preserved, with the gilt still vivid and bright on spine and front...

When God Laughs and Other Stories

When God Laughs and Other Stories

First printing. Title leaf a cancel (as with all copies, per Blanck). Octavo (19cm). Original pictorial cloth boards, stamped in colors on spine and front cover; ix, 319, (4)pp; illus. Previous owner's bookplate pasted inside front board; cloth slightly rubbed at crown and heel; spine design slightly dulled; a tight...

Campesino, defiende con las armas al gobierno que te dió la tierra

Campesino, defiende con las armas al gobierno que te dió la tierra

Lithographed poster in 4 colors; 153 x 103 cm (ca 60-1/4" x 41"). Archivally backed on linen. Few minor spots of restoration along upper margin; two brief (1") repaired tears; Grade A-.

Ramparts Wall Poster, nos 1-3 + 2 extras (August 24-28, 1968 - all issued?)

Ramparts Wall Poster, nos 1-3 + 2 extras (August 24-28, 1968 - all issued?)

Five printed broadsides, each 34" x 22-3/4" (ca 86cm x 58cm). Printed two sides, on newsprint. Vertical and horizontal fold lines (as issued); paper slightly browned, but not brittle; Very Good.

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