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.

Let's Be Offensive: A Revue With Political Punch

Let's Be Offensive: A Revue With Political Punch

Original lithographed poster, 54cm x 41cm (21" x 16"). Professionally matted and framed (not laid down) beneath UV-protective glass. Fine, unfaded example; Grade A.

Girls In Uniform: A Play in Three Acts

Girls In Uniform: A Play in Three Acts

First Printing. Octavo (19.75cm); red cloth, with ivory title label printed in black and red and applied to spine; dustjacket; 130pp. Former owner's name and small bookseller's ticket to front pastedown; spine ends gently nudged, with a touch of dustiness to top edge; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00);...

The Torrents of Spring: A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Passing of a Great Race

The Torrents of Spring: A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Passing of a Great...

Small octavo (19.5cm.); original dark green cloth in tan pictorial dust jacket; [8],143pp.; illus. Some wear to jacket extremities, including a few short closed tears, the largest to front panel bottom edge, measuring 1.75" and affecting the "Y" in "HEMINGWAY." Jacket spine darkened, but overall Near Very Good. Small contemporary...

Original Etching. "Bandit's Cave"

Original Etching. "Bandit's Cave"

From the portfolio SIX AMERICAN ETCHINGS (SERIES I), published by The New Republic, New York, 1924. Edition of between 500 and 600 (per Morse).

The Wall. A Play in Two Acts

The Wall. A Play in Two Acts

Small octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 160pp; illus. Presentation from the author to Ben Shahn on front endpaper, dated 1963: "To Ben Shahn / With Admiration / Millard Lampell." Tight, near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, slightly darkened on spine else near fine.

Original Poster: "Fight Homelessness - Support Huntley Street Squatters"

Original Poster: "Fight Homelessness - Support Huntley Street Squatters"

Original photo-lithographed poster, with image printed black on white stock and text silkscreened in red ink at lower edge; measures 45cm x 57cm (17.75" x 22.25"). Light wear and shallow creasing to upper right margin (roughly 4"), with a dash of red ink on verso; Very Good+ to Near Fine.

Medieval Scenes

Medieval Scenes

Limited to 250 copies, signed by Duncan on colophon. Original sewn printed wrappers; 28pp; title page decoration by Kermit Sheets. Trivial fading to wrapper edges, still Fine.

Men Vs. The Man: A Correspondence Between Robert Rives La Monte, Socialist, and H.L. Mencken, Individualist.

Men Vs. The Man: A Correspondence Between Robert Rives La Monte, Socialist, and H.L. Mencken...

First Issue (per Ahearn), one of approximately 613 copies. Octavo; vertical-ribbed maroon cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; 252pp, [10] ads. Some trivial rubbing to extremities, with light spotting to upper edge of text; Near Fine.

Scoop: A Novel About Journalists

Scoop: A Novel About Journalists

First State of the text, with "8" in publication date indistinct and slightly raised, and with the "s" in "as" present in the last line of p.88. Octavo (19cm); publisher's black and red patterned boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spine; dustjacket; 309pp. Top edge slightly dusty, with...

East Moline Works: Photographic Record of Organization Activities During Strike Period--1946 [cover title]

East Moline Works: Photographic Record of Organization Activities During Strike Period--1946 [cover title]

Quarto (29.75cm.); printed postbound manila folder; 35ll. printed from typescript; original photographs mounted to each leaf. Edges quite frayed from handling; a few photographs detached but present, else interior fine. A Good copy of what may have been the only record of this kind produced.

Promotional poster for the 1938 Exploitation Film "Crime School"

Promotional poster for the 1938 Exploitation Film "Crime School"

Lithograph in two colors, 21" x 16-1/2" (ca 54cm x 42cm). Vertical and horizontal fold lines; mild toning to paper on verso; Near Fine - Grade A/A-.

Homage to Mistress Bradstreet. With Pictures by Ben Shahn

Homage to Mistress Bradstreet. With Pictures by Ben Shahn

Octavo (24cm). Original pictorial paper-covered boards; dustjacket; 57, (4)pp. Mild rubbing to bottom board edges, else Near Fine in the original pictorial dustwrapper, slightly faded on spine but unclipped, easily Very Good.

The Tattooed Countess: A Romantic Novel with a Happy Ending [Limited Edition, Signed]

The Tattooed Countess: A Romantic Novel with a Happy Ending [Limited Edition, Signed]

Limited to 7660 copies of which this is no. 6 of 150 copies on Borzoi all rag paper; large, thick octavo (24.5cm.); original rose cloth-backed decorative boards, black paper spine label lettered in gilt, new custom paper-covered slipcase; [10],286pp. Very light edge wear, spine cloth just a hint dulled, else...

Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River Anthology

First Issue (per Ahearn), with boards bulking to 7/8". Octavo; slate blue cloth decoratively stamped in black; gilt titles to spine and front cover; 248pp + 6pp ads. A tight, clean copy, boards a trifle dull and gilt on front cover slightly rubbed on three letters of title; Very Good...

Collection of Four Pieces of Signed Correspondence to His Secretary Polly de Roode Regarding a Visit from Jim Tully's Wife Marna

Collection of Four Pieces of Signed Correspondence to His Secretary Polly de Roode Regarding a....

The collection is comprised as follows: 1. Typed note signed on Mencken's personal letterhead dated Baltimore, November 3rd (1937), consisting of nine lines of text. Previous mail folds and some minor discoloration, else Very Good. 2. Typed note signed on Mencken's personal letterhead dated Baltimore, November 4th, consisting of seven lines...

Jack Winthrop of Old 15. A Story of School-Life in a New-York City Public School

Jack Winthrop of Old 15. A Story of School-Life in a New-York City Public School

Octavo (18cm). Printed blue wrappers; 58pp. Wrappers chipped and soiled (no loss to text); marginal discoloration to title page, else a sound, Good copy.

The Art of the Chinese Potter from the Han Dynasty to the End of the Ming [Limited Edition]

The Art of the Chinese Potter from the Han Dynasty to the End of the...

Limited to 1500 copies of which 500 are reserved for the United States of America, this being no. 767. Large, thick quarto (28.5cm.); publisher's half vellum over batik-style paper-covered boards, top edge gilt; xx,20pp. & 152 leaves of photographic plates, approximately half in color and each accompanied by a printed...

Greece Fights On

Greece Fights On

Lithographed poster in four colors, 81cm x 61cm (ca 32" x 24"). Signed in plate, lower right, dated 1942. Original fold-lines; repaired marginal tears, Grade B. Archivally backed on linen.

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...

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...

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...

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