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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

12mo. (16.5cm); attractive early 20th-c. binding of full red morocco, spine in six panels, decoratively stamped; gilt-ruled borders and gilt turn-ins; all edges gilt; 206pp. Lacking half-title and advert leaf (often lacking); slightly darkened on spine; else a clean and very attractive copy of the First Edition. Engraved bookplate of...

God in a Rolls Royce: The Rise of Father Divine - Madman, Menace or Messiah

God in a Rolls Royce: The Rise of Father Divine - Madman, Menace or Messiah

First Printing. Octavo (22.5cm); brown cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in red and black on spine and front panel; red topstain; dustjacket; 272pp. Previous owners name and blindstamp to half-title, with some light rubbing along lower board edges; Near Fine. In the scarce dustjacket designed by Ziene Simonet; price-clipped...

The Maine Woods

The Maine Woods

Octavo (18.5cm); variant binding (not noted by Blanck) of Brown LI cloth; lettered in gilt on spine with decorative stamping in blind on front and rear covers; [viii], [1]-328pp; brown coated endpapers. First Printing (per Blanck), with priced list facing title page; this copy bound without publisher's ads at rear.....

Israel - 2 Conferencias por Vicente Lombardo Toledano

Israel - 2 Conferencias por Vicente Lombardo Toledano

Original linocut in three colors, 93cm x 67.5.5cm (ca 36" x 26") on thin paper. Mild wear to edges, with edge slightly creased at upper right; a few tiny closed tears and marginal losses; better than Very Good with colors bright and vivid; Grade A-/B+. Unbacked.

Literature of the World Revolution. No. 1: June, 1931

Literature of the World Revolution. No. 1: June, 1931

Large octavo (24.5cm). Original printed card wrappers; 128pp. Wrappers somewhat worn, with triangular losses to rear cover costing a few words of promotional text; spine abraded, with titling partially rubbed away. Occasional mild creasing to contents, but generally clean and free of markings; just Good. Text entirely in English.

Support Gay Power: Bring Out A Cop - Original Artwork

Support Gay Power: Bring Out A Cop - Original Artwork

Single sheet of heavy artist board (35.5 X 55.5cm), offwhite, with artwork rendered in pen, ink, and permanent marker; small accents and one correction in white paint; a few light creases, with some offset at center of image, likely from fixative sprayed on verso. Signed by the artist on the...

Archive of Letters, Signed Documents, and Related Materials

Archive of Letters, Signed Documents, and Related Materials

Archive of 18 substantial typed, signed letters with excellent content, together with 5 other related signed documents; 15 unsigned documents generated by Mr. Gacy, and approximately 10 further related items, all assembled by journalist Richard Vachula, most in the course of writing a 1989 article for Chicago Magazine on Gacy's...

Freeland: A Social Anticipation

Freeland: A Social Anticipation

Publisher's green cloth boards, stamped in gilt; xxiv, 443pp; 12pp publisher's catalogue at rear. Small repaired nick to front cover cloth, else a tight, handsome copy with only trivial rubbing to board edges and spine ends. Ownership signature of Arthur S. Pier (see note below), with scattered pencil marginalia, presumably...

Welcome American Federation of Labor

Welcome American Federation of Labor

Large display banner, 124cm x 87cm (ca 48" x 34"). Printed in white on a red background, with grommets for mounting along upper border. Without imprint, though a stamped union bug is visible on verso of canvas lining -- illegible, but resembling most closely the label of the Brotherhood of...

Poems Six

Poems Six

Small octavo (21cm). Green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 61pp. Inscribed on leaf facing copyright page, below dedication: "& for Bernarda with love / Alan Dugan," dated 1989. Judy Shahn has added her own greeting below: "..and with love from me too, Judy." Fine copy.

Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac. A True Story, Written By Himself

Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac. A....

Small octavo (17cm). Green cloth boards, blocked in gilt on spine; 205pp; frontis + 2 inserted leaves of plates. Light overall wear; trivial foxing within; a tight, Very Good copy.

Stealing Through Life

Stealing Through Life

First Printing. Octavo (22.5cm); purple cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; red topstain; dustjacket; 308pp, [1]. Vintage bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown, upper board edges slightly darkened, with a slight bump to upper right corner of front panel; Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, with several...

The Quick Brown Fox

The Quick Brown Fox

First Printing. Octavo (20cm); orange cloth, with with titles and design stamped in red and black on spine and front panel; red topstain; dustjacket; 267pp. Some offsett from binders glue to pastedowns, with a barely perceptible degree of sunning to spine, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, with a....

What Socialists Think [a Series of 5 Leaflets, Including]: I: How We Explain People's Actions; II: How the Laborer Makes Surplus Value and How the Capitalist Gets It; III: The Class Struggle Between Workers and Owners; IV: The Co-operative Commonwealth; V: The Socialist Party of America

What Socialists Think [a Series of 5 Leaflets, Including]: I: How We Explain People's Actions;...

Five leaflets, each a single sheet folded to make 4pp, ca 14cm x 9cm. Paper slightly toned, but not brittle; light soil; Very Good. The complete series.

Black Boy of Atlanta

Black Boy of Atlanta

Octavo (20cm). Maroon textured cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover. Inscribed and signed by the author on front endpaper: "To Bluefield State Teachers College through the courtesy and devotion of a great citizen and friend - Mr. Thomas B. Dyett of New York City," dated 1952. Rubbing...

To A God Unknown

To A God Unknown

First Issue. Octavo (19.5cm); bound in light green cloth stamped in gilt on the spine, all edges trimmed, with a black topstain; dustjacket; 325pp. Front right corners lightly tapped but still sharp, upper foreedges slightly sunned, with some minor offset from jacket onto the spine; a tight, Near Fine copy...

Autograph Letter, Signed. June 14, 1887

Autograph Letter, Signed. June 14, 1887

Autograph letter on letterhead of The Labor Enquirer, to a Wm. J. Taylor of Eureka, California, dated June 14th, 1887. Old folds; brief loss at upper corner (with loss of a few printed characters of letterhead); Very Good.

Kampf in Schnee und Eis

Kampf in Schnee und Eis

Third printing (19. bis 24. Tausend). Octavo; pictorial tan cloth boards; 113pp text; 155 leaves of plates (halftones). Endpapers darkened, else a tight, Near Fine copy in the scarce pictorial dustwrapper, lightly soiled and frayed along upper edge, still easily Very Good and retaining the publisher's wrap-around advertising band. Text in German.

A Curtain Of Green

A Curtain Of Green

First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); burnt orange textured cloth stamped in green and gray on the spine and front cover, with an even gray-green topstain; 285pp. The book is Fine, giving every evidence of being unread. Dustjacket is unclipped, with an imperceptible degree of toning to the upper half of the...

Omkring Fædrearven [On Our Ancestral Heritage]

Omkring Fædrearven [On Our Ancestral Heritage]

Octavo (20.5cm). Publisher's lilac pictorial cloth, stamped in black and red on spine and front cover; 200pp. Gift inscription and ownership signature ("Johanna Opgrande") to front free endpaper; minor external wear; Very Good. Text in Norwegian.

The History of Middle Earth - 12 Volumes

The History of Middle Earth - 12 Volumes

First Printings, except Vol.3 (2nd printing). 12 octavo volumes; full black cloth, with spines stamped in gilt; dustjackets; 297; 385; 393; 380; 455; 497; 504; 476; 482; 471; 470; 482pp. Books uniformly Near Fine or better, except for Vol.IV, with some smudging and discoloration along upper board edges; Dustjackets unclipped, with exception to Vol.VI, uniformly Near Fine or better.

The Uninhabited: Selected Poems of Andre Du Bouchet [Signed by Auster]

The Uninhabited: Selected Poems of Andre Du Bouchet [Signed by Auster]

First Printing, one of 500 numbered copies. Octavo; pale gray wrappers with French flaps, with titles printed in crimson on spine and front panel; 75pp. Signed by Auster on the title page. A Fine copy without flaws. Collection of poems by Du Bouchet, translated by Auster from the original French.

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.

Original pen-and-ink drawing: "U.S. Recovery"

Original pen-and-ink drawing: "U.S. Recovery"

Pen-and-ink on heavy composition paper, ca 18" x 15" (ca 47cm x 39cm). Compositor's marks and notes at margins; light soil; Very Good. Signed "KET" lower left.

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