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  • 1844 SWISS / ITALIAN PHARMACOPOEIA of TICINO CANTON Switzerland MEDICINE HERBALS Farmacopea Pharmacopeia by Domenico Galli, et al 1844 SWISS / ITALIAN PHARMACOPOEIA of TICINO CANTON Switzerland MEDICINE HERBALS Farmacopea Pharmacopeia
    Domenico Galli, et al

    FARMACOPEA TICINESE: Coll'Aggiunta di Alcune Appendici e Della Tariffa dei Medicinali Compilata Per Cura Della Commissione Cantonale di Sanità.

    LUGANO (Switzerland): Giuseppe Bianchi, MDCCCXLIV (1844).

    TEXT in ITALIAN (Ticino is an Italian speaking region in southern Switzerland).

    Hardcovers, leather covered spine and marbled paper covered boards, spine titled and lined in gilt, 4.5x7.5 inches (11x19 cm). Pagination: xii, 442 pages.

    A pharmacopoeia for the Ticino canton in Switzerland. Compiled by the Commission of Health for the Ticino Canton. The Health Commissioners were: Domenico Galli, Gioachimo Masa, Carlo Lurati, Giuseppe Stoppani, Francesco Cusa, Giuseppe Galli, and Vitale Vassalli (all named at the end of the Preface).

    Early ownership signature of Giuseppe Francesco Bighotto on the front free endpaper. (Giuseppe Francesco…

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    FARMACOPEA TICINESE: Coll'Aggiunta di Alcune Appendici e Della Tariffa dei Medicinali Compilata Per Cura Della Commissione Cantonale di Sanità.

    LUGANO (Switzerland): Giuseppe Bianchi, MDCCCXLIV (1844).

    TEXT in ITALIAN (Ticino is an Italian speaking region in southern Switzerland).

    Hardcovers, leather covered spine and marbled paper covered boards, spine titled and lined in gilt, 4.5x7.5 inches (11x19 cm). Pagination: xii, 442 pages.

    A pharmacopoeia for the Ticino canton in Switzerland. Compiled by the Commission of Health for the Ticino Canton. The Health Commissioners were: Domenico Galli, Gioachimo Masa, Carlo Lurati, Giuseppe Stoppani, Francesco Cusa, Giuseppe Galli, and Vitale Vassalli (all named at the end of the Preface).

    Early ownership signature of Giuseppe Francesco Bighotto on the front free endpaper. (Giuseppe Francesco Bigotto: Born in Zuino, Italy, in 1821 to Francesco Bigot and Rosa Ferrara. Giuseppe Francesco Bigotto married Domenica Merlo and had 8 children. He passed away in 1891 in Zuino, Italy. - from Internet sources.)

    GOOD condition: Sunning and wear to calf and marbled boards, corners lightly bumped and paper frayed along edges of boards; foxing and intermittent soiling throughout, leaves toned, a few creased pages; still a solid, tight, bright, clean and clear copy.

    SCARCE. Only a few copies are listed on OCLC, including one held at the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland. At the time of this writing the only other 1844 copy I could find was in Switzerland and listed for $1,284.

    Genre: Medicine, Medical, Pharmaceuticals, Drugs, Herbs, Herbals.

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  • YOSEF / JOSEPH TRUMPELDOR - ZIONIST ACTIVIST Hero of TEL HAI, ISRAEL Illustrated Book in HEBREW YOSEF / JOSEPH TRUMPELDOR - ZIONIST ACTIVIST Hero of TEL HAI, ISRAEL Illustrated Book in HEBREW

    ISRAELI BOOK in HEBREW about the Life, Times, Zionist Activities, and lasting impact of the Israeli hero YOSEF (aka JOSEPH) TRUMPELDOR, b.1880 d.1920. The book seems to cover the years 1919-1920.

    The book is in HEBREW, which I do not read, but a friend gave me a sense of the book.

    Published by Mifaley Tarbut Wechinuch, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1960.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED in HEBREW on the front free endpaper, possibly by the book's compilers and editors.

    Hardcover Book, green cloth covered boards, gilt titles on the front cover and spine, 8.5x9.5 inches (21.5x24.5 cm) oblong, 83 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout with historic b&w photographs and facsimiles of documents.

    GOOD condition: the spine gilt is faded but legible, there is offsetting to…

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    ISRAELI BOOK in HEBREW about the Life, Times, Zionist Activities, and lasting impact of the Israeli hero YOSEF (aka JOSEPH) TRUMPELDOR, b.1880 d.1920. The book seems to cover the years 1919-1920.

    The book is in HEBREW, which I do not read, but a friend gave me a sense of the book.

    Published by Mifaley Tarbut Wechinuch, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1960.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED in HEBREW on the front free endpaper, possibly by the book's compilers and editors.

    Hardcover Book, green cloth covered boards, gilt titles on the front cover and spine, 8.5x9.5 inches (21.5x24.5 cm) oblong, 83 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout with historic b&w photographs and facsimiles of documents.

    GOOD condition: the spine gilt is faded but legible, there is offsetting to the front and rear free endpapers, there is a crease to the upper corner of a few pages, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear.

    I have tried to take enough pictures to give those of you who read Hebrew a good idea of the book and its contents.

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  • 1889 CARLIN, NEVADA Student SIGNATURE & MEMORY BOOK of Madeline Buckle 1889 CARLIN, NEVADA Student SIGNATURE & MEMORY BOOK of Madeline Buckle

    This is a SIGNATURE and MEMORY BOOK belonging to Madeline Buckle. Filled with signatures and inscriptions from numerous schoolmates. All are addressed "To Madeline" and most are signed with full names. Many of the signatures are followed by a place and date, the place being "CARLIN NEVADA" and the date being 1889.

    The inside front cover reads: "Madeline Buckle / Dec. 25th, 1888 / Carlin Nevada".

    Hardcovers, 7x8.5 inches, about 60 unnumbered pages (30 leaves). 38 pages have an inscription and signature.

    Condition: The covers are in POOR condition, they are scraped and rubbed, most of the spine covering has peeled off, and the covers are basically disbound. Internally, ALL the inner leaves are disbound (i.e. laid in loosely), and…

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    This is a SIGNATURE and MEMORY BOOK belonging to Madeline Buckle. Filled with signatures and inscriptions from numerous schoolmates. All are addressed "To Madeline" and most are signed with full names. Many of the signatures are followed by a place and date, the place being "CARLIN NEVADA" and the date being 1889.

    The inside front cover reads: "Madeline Buckle / Dec. 25th, 1888 / Carlin Nevada".

    Hardcovers, 7x8.5 inches, about 60 unnumbered pages (30 leaves). 38 pages have an inscription and signature.

    Condition: The covers are in POOR condition, they are scraped and rubbed, most of the spine covering has peeled off, and the covers are basically disbound. Internally, ALL the inner leaves are disbound (i.e. laid in loosely), and have some foxing, toning, and edgewear (including small closed tears), but the signatures and inscriptions are in good shape, bright, clear, and fully legible.

    An interesting look at the residents and genealogy of CARLIN NEVADA in 1889, from the mouths of babes (or at least young students!)

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  • 1927 NEVADA POEMS by FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS **INSCRIBED by CLUB PRESIDENT** 1927 NEVADA POEMS by FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS **INSCRIBED by CLUB PRESIDENT**

    NEVADA POEMS. Compiled, Arranged and Published by The Nevada Federation of Women's Clubs. Printed by the Reno Printing Company, Reno, Nevada, 1927. First Edition.

    A book of poems by various residents of Nevada.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED on the front free endpaper by PEARL C. ERICSON to RITA MAY COOPER. There is also a hand typed note attached to the front free endpaper by Pearl C. Ericson, explaining who she is and how this book came into being.

    The inscription reads: "To Rita May Cooper / Lovingly / Pearl C. Ericson / May 11, 1946".

    The typed note reads: "This was compiled in 1926, when I was President of Nevada Federation of Women's Clubs, to start a fund for President's…

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    NEVADA POEMS. Compiled, Arranged and Published by The Nevada Federation of Women's Clubs. Printed by the Reno Printing Company, Reno, Nevada, 1927. First Edition.

    A book of poems by various residents of Nevada.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED on the front free endpaper by PEARL C. ERICSON to RITA MAY COOPER. There is also a hand typed note attached to the front free endpaper by Pearl C. Ericson, explaining who she is and how this book came into being.

    The inscription reads: "To Rita May Cooper / Lovingly / Pearl C. Ericson / May 11, 1946".

    The typed note reads: "This was compiled in 1926, when I was President of Nevada Federation of Women's Clubs, to start a fund for President's expenses. There were just 2000 printed, and it is just luck that I have been able to locate a couple. / The poem on page 211, titled White Feathers, was written by my daughter when a student at University of Nevada, about the pair of white swans which have been on Manzanita Lake there for years, and are sort of tradition. / Pearl C. Ericson".

    Both Rita May Cooper and Pearl C. Ericson seem to have been prominent members of the Masonic offshoot Order Of The Eastern Star.

    GOOD condition, the covers are worn along the edges and spine ends, and there is a crease to the upper corner of the front cover; internally, there is toning to the margins of the endpapers, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, and clear.

    An interesting SIGNED and INSCRIBED copy with an ASSOCIATION to a couple of notable Nevada women.

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  • SOCIAL STUDIES for GREEK IMMIGRANT CHILDREN in CHICAGO Text in GREEK 1977 SOCIAL STUDIES for GREEK IMMIGRANT CHILDREN in CHICAGO Text in GREEK 1977

    SOCIAL STUDIES FOR GREEK SPEAKING NEWCOMERS IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

    GREEK LANGUAGE book meant to teach newly arrived Greek Immigrants the basics of the U.S. and Chicago Government, Laws, Rules, Society and Customs.

    Produced by the Board of Education, City of Chicago, Joseph P. Hannon, General Superintendent of Schools, 1977.

    The title page states "Working Draft". I have never seen another copy, so perhaps this book was never actually published for distribution.

    VERY GOOD condition, there is a dime size stain to the upper spine corner of the front cover, and light wear to the spine ends and corner tips; internally, there is a signature on the title page, otherwise bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    An interesting item…

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    SOCIAL STUDIES FOR GREEK SPEAKING NEWCOMERS IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

    GREEK LANGUAGE book meant to teach newly arrived Greek Immigrants the basics of the U.S. and Chicago Government, Laws, Rules, Society and Customs.

    Produced by the Board of Education, City of Chicago, Joseph P. Hannon, General Superintendent of Schools, 1977.

    The title page states "Working Draft". I have never seen another copy, so perhaps this book was never actually published for distribution.

    VERY GOOD condition, there is a dime size stain to the upper spine corner of the front cover, and light wear to the spine ends and corner tips; internally, there is a signature on the title page, otherwise bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    An interesting item relating to attempts to INTEGRATE GREEK IMMIGRANT CHILDREN into CHICAGO.

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  • 1952 ONE KITTEN TOO MANY, by Bianca Bradbury - ASSOCIATION COPY SIGNED & INSCRIBED by JOLLY BILL STEINKE Cartoonist, Comedian and Radio / TV Personality by Bianca Bradbury and Marie C. Nichols 1952 ONE KITTEN TOO MANY, by Bianca Bradbury - ASSOCIATION COPY SIGNED & INSCRIBED by JOLLY BILL STEINKE Cartoonist, Comedian and Radio / TV Personality
    Bianca Bradbury and Marie C. Nichols

    ONE KITTEN TOO MANY, by Bianca Bradbury and Marie C. Nichols.

    Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1952. First edition, with the date 1952 on both the title page and copyright page, and with no indication of additional printings.

    Hardcover Children's Book, cloth covered boards, no dustjacket, title and illustration on front cover, 6x8 inches, 32 pages. Illustrated throughout with kittens getting into all sorts of mischief.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED, along with a small drawing, by "JOLLY" BILL STEINKE, a noted Cartoonist, Comedian, and Radio and TV Personality of the day. Presumably it is a gift inscription: "To David (?) / That fine & up and coming artist from San Jose / From / His TV Friend /…

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    ONE KITTEN TOO MANY, by Bianca Bradbury and Marie C. Nichols.

    Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1952. First edition, with the date 1952 on both the title page and copyright page, and with no indication of additional printings.

    Hardcover Children's Book, cloth covered boards, no dustjacket, title and illustration on front cover, 6x8 inches, 32 pages. Illustrated throughout with kittens getting into all sorts of mischief.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED, along with a small drawing, by "JOLLY" BILL STEINKE, a noted Cartoonist, Comedian, and Radio and TV Personality of the day. Presumably it is a gift inscription: "To David (?) / That fine & up and coming artist from San Jose / From / His TV Friend / Jolly Bill Steinke / 6.5.1952".

    FAIR condition, the covers are soiled, and worn at the corner tips and spine ends, the cloth is worn through at the corners and some places along the edges; internally there are smudges, some spots, and corner creases, here and there throughout; the rear blank free endpaper has three lines of writing in ink unrelated to the book ("...bought an ice cream cone"); otherwise still a solid copy with tight binding and pages that are free of any children's scribbles or crayon marks.

    A Vintage Children's Book with a Nice SIGNATURE, INSCRIPTION and ASSOCIATION to BILL STEINKE.

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  • 1912 STORY OF SHEP (the Family DOG) by BERTHA E. JAQUES Noted Chicago Etcher & Photographer **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** by Bertha E. Jaques 1912 STORY OF SHEP (the Family DOG) by BERTHA E. JAQUES Noted Chicago Etcher & Photographer **SIGNED & INSCRIBED**
    Bertha E. Jaques

    THE STORY OF SHEP "Written by His Mistress" Bertha E. Jaques.

    Self Published, Chicago, MCMXII (1912). First and only edition. LIMITED, NUMBERED EDITION, limited to 1000 copies, this being hand numbered copy #503.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by the author on the front free endpaper: "To A. H. (?) / Who appreciates a good dog / Bertha E. Jaques / Feb. 22 - 1930".

    ILLUSTRATED with 17 photographic plates.

    Hardcover Book, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, NO DUSTJACKET, 5x8 inches, deckled front page edges, 105 pages.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

    From the dedication page: "This is an appreciation of a noble dog that I knew intimately for over ten years. Incidentally,…

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    THE STORY OF SHEP "Written by His Mistress" Bertha E. Jaques.

    Self Published, Chicago, MCMXII (1912). First and only edition. LIMITED, NUMBERED EDITION, limited to 1000 copies, this being hand numbered copy #503.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by the author on the front free endpaper: "To A. H. (?) / Who appreciates a good dog / Bertha E. Jaques / Feb. 22 - 1930".

    ILLUSTRATED with 17 photographic plates.

    Hardcover Book, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, NO DUSTJACKET, 5x8 inches, deckled front page edges, 105 pages.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

    From the dedication page: "This is an appreciation of a noble dog that I knew intimately for over ten years. Incidentally, it reflects a kindly light on all good dogs, for they are much alike. It is a simple story, for Shep's life was uneventful. He never performed any heroic feat nor accomplished marvelous things, but he loved his master and mistress with an unfaltering devotion. For this and his many admirable qualities it has been a work of love to record these facts and dedicate the tribute to Shep's master."

    About BERTHA E. JAQUES (from Wikipedia):

    ******Bertha Evelyn Jaques, b.1863 d.1941, was an American etcher and cyanotype photographer. Jaques helped found the Chicago Society of Etchers, an organization that would become internationally significant for promoting etching as a popular printmaking technique. She is best known for her hand colored botanical prints and scenes from her foreign and domestic travels.******

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  • UKIYOE PAINTINGS by HIROSHIGE & Other MASTERS the AOKI COLLECTION w/ 209 Plates UKIYOE PAINTINGS by HIROSHIGE & Other MASTERS the AOKI COLLECTION w/ 209 Plates

    UKIYOE PAINTINGS by HIROSHIGE and Other Masterpieces from the AOKI COLLECTION.

    Produced by the Chiba City Museum of Art and the Kitakyushu City Museum of Art. Published by Asahi Shimbun, Japan, 1999. First Edition.

    Softcover Book / Exhibition Catalog, French flaps, 9x12 inches, 195 pages. Beautifully ILLUSTRATED with 209 color reproductions of items from the exhibition.

    TEXT in JAPANESE, but for an Introductory Message about the Exhibition in English at the beginning, and a brief ENGLISH description (e.g. artist and title) of each of the 209 plates at the rear.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; looks and feels unused.

    From the English language introductory Message:

    ******The present exhibition places on display a selection of outstanding ukiyoe paintings and…

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    UKIYOE PAINTINGS by HIROSHIGE and Other Masterpieces from the AOKI COLLECTION.

    Produced by the Chiba City Museum of Art and the Kitakyushu City Museum of Art. Published by Asahi Shimbun, Japan, 1999. First Edition.

    Softcover Book / Exhibition Catalog, French flaps, 9x12 inches, 195 pages. Beautifully ILLUSTRATED with 209 color reproductions of items from the exhibition.

    TEXT in JAPANESE, but for an Introductory Message about the Exhibition in English at the beginning, and a brief ENGLISH description (e.g. artist and title) of each of the 209 plates at the rear.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; looks and feels unused.

    From the English language introductory Message:

    ******The present exhibition places on display a selection of outstanding ukiyoe paintings and woodblock prints, including Hiroshige paintings never before shown publicly, from the collection of Aoki Tosaku (1870-1946), a businessman from Tochigi prefecture.

    For many years (the collection) remained inaccessible to the general public, but in 1997 it attracted nationwide attention overnight when it was donated to the town of Bato in Tochigi prefecture by Aoki Tosaku's son. The town is at present proceeding with construction of an art museum to house the collection, but we have been given special permission to exhibit a part of the collection before the official opening.

    The forty-odd paintings by Hiroshige that are the collection's major attraction constitute the largest such group in the world. The exhibition brings together some two hundred carefully selected items from the Aoki Collection, including, in addition to these Hiroshige paintings, woodblock prints by Kunisada, Kuniyochi, Kobayashi Kiyochika, Innoue Yasuji; and oils by Kawamura Kiyoo.******

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  • Two Books OLIVIA PARKER ART PHOTOGRAPHY MONOGRAPHS both SIGNED & INSCRIBED (1) WEIGHING THE PLANETS and (2) UNDER THE LOOKING GLASS by Olivia Parker Two Books OLIVIA PARKER ART PHOTOGRAPHY MONOGRAPHS both SIGNED & INSCRIBED (1) WEIGHING THE PLANETS and (2) UNDER THE LOOKING GLASS
    Olivia Parker

    (1) OLIVIA PARKER: WEIGHING THE PLANETS.

    Published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston / A New York Graphic Society Book, 1987. First hardcover edition, so stated on the colophon page (the last page). ISBN: 1821216678.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, cloth covered boards, 9x12 inches, 80 pages.

    Illustrated with 59 b&w photographic plates, each printed on its own page.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, tight, bright, clean and clear; in a GOOD dustjacket that has some creasing to its edges, wear to its corner tips and spine ends, and is lightly toned.

    **SIGNED and INSCRIBED** on the half title page: "for Eleanor and Tom / With hopes for future projects from tins to computers. / Libby / Olivia Parker". Laid…

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    (1) OLIVIA PARKER: WEIGHING THE PLANETS.

    Published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston / A New York Graphic Society Book, 1987. First hardcover edition, so stated on the colophon page (the last page). ISBN: 1821216678.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, cloth covered boards, 9x12 inches, 80 pages.

    Illustrated with 59 b&w photographic plates, each printed on its own page.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, tight, bright, clean and clear; in a GOOD dustjacket that has some creasing to its edges, wear to its corner tips and spine ends, and is lightly toned.

    **SIGNED and INSCRIBED** on the half title page: "for Eleanor and Tom / With hopes for future projects from tins to computers. / Libby / Olivia Parker". Laid in at the front is a printed Christmas / Happy New Year letter from John and Olivia (Libby) Parker describing family events that took place over the year, something obviously sent to family and close friends.

    (2) UNDER THE LOOKING GLASS: Color PHOTOGRAPHS by OLIVIA PARKER. Introduction by Mark Strand

    A New York Graphic Society Book / Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1983. ISBN: 0821215566.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, cloth covered boards, 9.5x11.5 inches, 88 unnumbered pages.

    Illustrated with 43 color photographic plates, each printed on its own page.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, bumped at the spine ends, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear; in a GOOD MINUS dustjacket that is sunned / yellowed at its spine and margins, worn at its corner tips and spine ends, and has some shelf rubs and superficial scratches, but is still bright and doing its job well.

    **SIGNED and INSCRIBED** on the half title page: "for Eleanor and Tom / With best wishes / Libby / Olivia Parker". Laid in at the front is a printed Christmas / Happy New Year letter from John and Olivia (Libby) Parker describing family events that took place over the year.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This lot of two photography books will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • ALEXANDRE VASSILIEV : L'ELEGANZA IN ESILIO Tra Moda il Tempo di DJAGILEV Exhibition Catalog (Vassiliev: Beauty in Exile in the Time of Djagilev) ALEXANDRE VASSILIEV : L'ELEGANZA IN ESILIO Tra Moda il Tempo di DJAGILEV Exhibition Catalog (Vassiliev: Beauty in Exile in the Time of Djagilev)

    ALEXANDRE VASSILIEV : L'ELEGANZA IN ESILIO Tra Moda e Costume, il Tempo di DJAGILEV.

    Exhibition catalog of an exhibition that took place at the Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo, Venezia (Venice), from 17 September 2011 through 6 January 2012.

    TEXT in ITALIAN. Nicely ILLUSTRATED.

    Thin softcover exhibition catalog, 8x11.5 inches, 32 unnumbered pages. Illustrated with numerous b&w illustrations and 16 pages of color photographs of gorgeous costumes by Djagilev.

    VERY GOOD condition, just gently used, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    An interesting look at the world of Theatrical Fashion Design.

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  • 1987 MASTER PLAN for SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL Maps Architecture Expansion CITY PLANNING Medical Centers 1987 MASTER PLAN for SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL Maps Architecture Expansion CITY PLANNING Medical Centers

    1987 MASTER PLAN for SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL Maps Architecture Expansion CITY PLANNING Medical Centers

    SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER - INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN - November 1987. Prepared by Kaplan, McLaughlin, Diaz, Architects & Planners; and by Gordon H. Chong & Associates, Architects.

    Published by the City & County of San Francisco, Department of Public Health.

    Printed paper covers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, 210 pages (pages numbered in sections). Illustrated with b&w maps, architectural renderings, charts, graphs and tables.

    VERY GOOD condition: the covers are slightly creased where they overhang the inner pages, the tabs marking sections are bent, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

    From the Executive Summary: "This Institutional Master…

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    1987 MASTER PLAN for SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL Maps Architecture Expansion CITY PLANNING Medical Centers

    SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER - INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN - November 1987. Prepared by Kaplan, McLaughlin, Diaz, Architects & Planners; and by Gordon H. Chong & Associates, Architects.

    Published by the City & County of San Francisco, Department of Public Health.

    Printed paper covers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, 210 pages (pages numbered in sections). Illustrated with b&w maps, architectural renderings, charts, graphs and tables.

    VERY GOOD condition: the covers are slightly creased where they overhang the inner pages, the tabs marking sections are bent, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

    From the Executive Summary: "This Institutional Master Plan for the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, submitted to the City and County of San Francisco, is a record of the Hospital's growth needs and development plans for the future as they are currently defined. This Master Plan...(is) a vehicle for communicating identified needs and preferred methods of resolving those needs. The information presented in this document is grouped into three general parts: 1) background information regarding the nature of the facility, services provided, history of growth, and description of the physical plant; 2) development plans for future growth; and 3) a study of the transportation circulation and parking needs of the facility."

    An interesting look at the expansion plans for San Francisco General Hospital as they were envisioned in 1978.

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  • GILLIAN FLYNN SHARP OBJECTS **SIGNED** Uncorrected Proof / Advance Reader's Edition SCARCEST COPY of HER FIRST BOOK by Gillian Flynn GILLIAN FLYNN SHARP OBJECTS **SIGNED** Uncorrected Proof / Advance Reader's Edition SCARCEST COPY of HER FIRST BOOK
    Gillian Flynn

    This is the SCARCEST COPY of GILLIAN FLYNN'S FIRST BOOK "SHARP OBJECTS" that you are likely to find. It is the UNCORRECTED PROOF / ADVANCE READER'S EDITION which was printed BEFORE the actual publication of the book (thus before the first printing of the first edition).

    This PROOF COPY is SIGNED and DATED, by GILLIAN FLYNN on the title page. The signature is dated 5/19/06, five months before the October 2006 publication date.

    Softcovers, 6x9 inches, 254 pages. ADVANCE READER'S EDITION stated at the top of the front cover, UNCORRECTED PROOF STATED at the bottom of the rear cover,

    Proof copies of an author's First Book are almost always printed in Very Small numbers as the author is at that…

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    This is the SCARCEST COPY of GILLIAN FLYNN'S FIRST BOOK "SHARP OBJECTS" that you are likely to find. It is the UNCORRECTED PROOF / ADVANCE READER'S EDITION which was printed BEFORE the actual publication of the book (thus before the first printing of the first edition).

    This PROOF COPY is SIGNED and DATED, by GILLIAN FLYNN on the title page. The signature is dated 5/19/06, five months before the October 2006 publication date.

    Softcovers, 6x9 inches, 254 pages. ADVANCE READER'S EDITION stated at the top of the front cover, UNCORRECTED PROOF STATED at the bottom of the rear cover,

    Proof copies of an author's First Book are almost always printed in Very Small numbers as the author is at that time unknown and unproven and the costs of printing proofs for unknown authors is not often cost effective. Later Proofs, IF an author becomes successful, are printed in much greater quantities and sent to many reviewers because the rewards versus costs are known. Thus this Proof Copy of Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn's first book, is becoming increasingly hard to find, while Proofs of Gone Girl, while still wonderful, are not difficult to find.

    Published by Shaye Areheart Books, New York, 2006. The Copyright Page states First Edition and has the number line starting at 1, showing how it will be on the copyright page of the yet to be published edition. The back cover has information on the upcoming publication date and marketing campaign. .

    FINE CONDITION: tight, bright, clean and unmarked; looks and feels unused, smooth spine and all. LOVELY.

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  • FINE & RARE WINES with RYE WHISKEY Two Christie's Auction Catalogs 2015 FINE & RARE WINES with RYE WHISKEY Two Christie's Auction Catalogs 2015

    (1) FINE WINES AND SPIRITS: Featuring a Stellar Collection of Damaine de la Romanée-Conti and an Offering of Pre Prohibition Rye Whiskey from the Collection of Richard Mellon Scaife. New York, 24 October 2015. Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches, 88 pages, 505 lots. Color illustrations of some of the more notable items. NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    (2) FINEST & RAREST WINES: The Exemplary Cellar of the Late Dr. Alejandro Zafforoni and a Collection of Luce Direct from the Estate. New York, 18 June 2015. Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches, 88 pages, 179 lots. Color illustrations of some of the rarer bottles. GOOD condition, the top corner of the front cover is clipped, prices realized are handwritten by most of the…

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    (1) FINE WINES AND SPIRITS: Featuring a Stellar Collection of Damaine de la Romanée-Conti and an Offering of Pre Prohibition Rye Whiskey from the Collection of Richard Mellon Scaife. New York, 24 October 2015. Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches, 88 pages, 505 lots. Color illustrations of some of the more notable items. NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    (2) FINEST & RAREST WINES: The Exemplary Cellar of the Late Dr. Alejandro Zafforoni and a Collection of Luce Direct from the Estate. New York, 18 June 2015. Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches, 88 pages, 179 lots. Color illustrations of some of the rarer bottles. GOOD condition, the top corner of the front cover is clipped, prices realized are handwritten by most of the lots, and there is a post-it with prices that, presumably, indicated amounts the previous owner was interested in bidding. Otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear.

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  • 1941-1956 Report on the FILM LIBRARY of the MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York 1941-1956 Report on the FILM LIBRARY of the MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York

    A REPORT ON THE FILM LIBRARY 1941-1956, THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK.

    Illustrated Booklet, softcovers, side stapled, 7.5x10 inches, 24 pages including covers.

    GOOD condition, the covers have light edge and spine fold wear, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    Interesting look at what films MOMA was acquiring and thought important in the period 1941-1956.

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  • 1946 EARL CARROLL'S HOLLYWOOD Pin-Up Showgirls on Stage PROGRAM Beryl Wallace by Earl Carroll 1946 EARL CARROLL'S HOLLYWOOD Pin-Up Showgirls on Stage PROGRAM Beryl Wallace
    Earl Carroll

    EARL CARROLL'S HOLLYWOOD. Program for the SHOWGIRLS stage show that was proclaimed to feature "The Most Beautiful Girls In The World".

    The cover features BERYL WALLACE, Earl Carroll's featured pin-up star.

    Paper covers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches, 14 unnumbered pages including covers. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs.

    GOOD condition, there is a thin 1 inch ink line on the face of the pin-up girl on the front cover, a light smudge to the top margin of the front cover, and some creasing to the rear cover; overall just lightly used and still solid, bright and clean.

    Here's an interesting tidbit from Wikipedia: "On June 17, 1948, while en route from Los Angeles to New York City, Beryl Wallace and Earl…

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    EARL CARROLL'S HOLLYWOOD. Program for the SHOWGIRLS stage show that was proclaimed to feature "The Most Beautiful Girls In The World".

    The cover features BERYL WALLACE, Earl Carroll's featured pin-up star.

    Paper covers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches, 14 unnumbered pages including covers. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs.

    GOOD condition, there is a thin 1 inch ink line on the face of the pin-up girl on the front cover, a light smudge to the top margin of the front cover, and some creasing to the rear cover; overall just lightly used and still solid, bright and clean.

    Here's an interesting tidbit from Wikipedia: "On June 17, 1948, while en route from Los Angeles to New York City, Beryl Wallace and Earl Carroll died in the crash of United Airlines Flight 624 in Aristes, Pennsylvania. They were interred together in the Garden of Memory at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California."

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  • Two Issues MARK TWAIN JOURNAL 1986 & 1989 One SIGNED Steamboats, Twain Genealogy by Ed Branch, et al Two Issues MARK TWAIN JOURNAL 1986 & 1989 One SIGNED Steamboats, Twain Genealogy
    Ed Branch, et al

    Two Issues MARK TWAIN JOURNAL. Volume 24, Number 2, Fall 1986, and Volume 27, Number 2, Fall 1989.

    The 1986 issue is SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front cover, by one of the contributors, ED BRANCH, a noted TWAIN SCHOLAR. It is also signed by Ed Branch at the top of the first page of his article.

    The 1989 issue features articles on and genealogy of Twain's Lampton Family Relatives.

    Softcovers, side stapled, 7.5x10.5 inches, 36 and 56 pages. Illustrated.

    Both issues are in GOOD condition, a few dog eared pages, overall tight, bright, clean and clear.

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  • 2 Songbooks ROYAL COLLECTION OF HAWAIIAN SONGS + HAWAIIN KAMIKI GUITAR METHOD by Johnny Noble 2 Songbooks ROYAL COLLECTION OF HAWAIIAN SONGS + HAWAIIN KAMIKI GUITAR METHOD
    Johnny Noble

    (1) JOHNNY NOBLE'S ROYAL COLLECTION OF HAWAIIAN SONGS. Published by Johnny Noble, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1929. Song Book / Sheet Music. Softcovers, 9.5x12.5 inches, 160 pages. FAIR condition, there is a small area of shorelining / staining to the bottom margin of the latter pages; a crease to the bottom corner of the songbook that creases that corner of all the pages; a 4 inch long piece that has been torn from the blank bottom margin of the last page; and a few pages that have a closed tear to their bottom edge. Nonetheless a complete copy with musical scores that are bright, clean and clear.

    (2) KAMIKI HAWAIIAN GUITAR METHOD. Instruction / Songbook. Published by Wm. J. Smith & Co.,…

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    (1) JOHNNY NOBLE'S ROYAL COLLECTION OF HAWAIIAN SONGS. Published by Johnny Noble, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1929. Song Book / Sheet Music. Softcovers, 9.5x12.5 inches, 160 pages. FAIR condition, there is a small area of shorelining / staining to the bottom margin of the latter pages; a crease to the bottom corner of the songbook that creases that corner of all the pages; a 4 inch long piece that has been torn from the blank bottom margin of the last page; and a few pages that have a closed tear to their bottom edge. Nonetheless a complete copy with musical scores that are bright, clean and clear.

    (2) KAMIKI HAWAIIAN GUITAR METHOD. Instruction / Songbook. Published by Wm. J. Smith & Co., New York, 1916. Softcovers, side stapled, 9x12 inches. GOOD condition, lightly used, still bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • THE STINEHOUR PRESS : FINE PRINTING SPECIMENS "Pages From The Press" ILLUSTRATED with Laid In EPHEMERA THE STINEHOUR PRESS : FINE PRINTING SPECIMENS "Pages From The Press" ILLUSTRATED with Laid In EPHEMERA

    PAGES FROM THE PRESS: THE STINEHOUR PRESS

    Published by the Stinehour Press, Luneburg, Vermont, [1997].

    A promotional book of the Stinehour Press containing specimens of its fine printing.

    Softcovers, 9x12 inches, 65 pages. Illustrated throughout.

    Laid in is a beautiful 7x9.5 inch Stinehour Press promotional card with a tipped on photograph of a nude woman, taken from one of the Press's fine printings; a single page flyer promoting the Stinehour Press; and a single page small broadside describing the various printing services of the Stinehour Press.

    Condition: GOOD book, a bump and a 1/2 inch tear to the top of the spine, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The laid in ephemera is in near fine condition.

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  • 1928 THE OLD DOVECOTE, by David Garnett SIGNED, NUMBERED, LIMITED, First Edition in DJ by David Garnett 1928 THE OLD DOVECOTE, by David Garnett SIGNED, NUMBERED, LIMITED, First Edition in DJ
    David Garnett

    THE OLD DOVECOTE, by David Garnett.

    SIGNED, NUMBERED, LIMITED, FIRST EDITION.

    Published by Elkin, Mathews & Marrot, London, 1928. Number 8 in the series of Woburn Books. First Edition.

    Thin Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6x8 inches, 27 pages.

    This is copy #213 of a limited edition of 530 copies signed by the author. From the Colophon/Signature page: "Five hundred and thirty numbered copies of this story have been set by hand in Imprint Shadow, and printed by Robert MacLehose & Co. Ltd., at the University Press, Glasgow, of which Nos. 1-500 only are for sale and Nos. 501-530 for presentation."

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, offsetting to the front and rear endpapers, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a…

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    THE OLD DOVECOTE, by David Garnett.

    SIGNED, NUMBERED, LIMITED, FIRST EDITION.

    Published by Elkin, Mathews & Marrot, London, 1928. Number 8 in the series of Woburn Books. First Edition.

    Thin Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6x8 inches, 27 pages.

    This is copy #213 of a limited edition of 530 copies signed by the author. From the Colophon/Signature page: "Five hundred and thirty numbered copies of this story have been set by hand in Imprint Shadow, and printed by Robert MacLehose & Co. Ltd., at the University Press, Glasgow, of which Nos. 1-500 only are for sale and Nos. 501-530 for presentation."

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, offsetting to the front and rear endpapers, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that has some toning and sunning but remains solid and bright. A nice, presentable copy.

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  • HOMAGE TO MARCEL PROUST by Derek Patmore Preface by Princess Marthe Bibesco 1971 by Derek Patmore HOMAGE TO MARCEL PROUST by Derek Patmore Preface by Princess Marthe Bibesco 1971
    Derek Patmore

    HOMAGE TO MARCEL PROUST, by Derek Patmore, with a Preface by Princess Marthe Bibesco.

    Published by Covent Garden Press, London, 1971. First edition of this tribute to Marcel Proust.

    Thin booklet, 16 unnumbered pages. The colophon page states that 400 numbered copies were printed, but this copy is not numbered ( I am not sure any copies were ever numbered). Booklet is in a folder that has a circular window cut out of the front panel that allows the image of Marcel Proust to show through. The folder was designed by John Kerr, as stated on the folder's inside flap.

    GOOD condition, there is a crease to the upper corner of the folder and the booklet, otherwise tight, bright,…

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    HOMAGE TO MARCEL PROUST, by Derek Patmore, with a Preface by Princess Marthe Bibesco.

    Published by Covent Garden Press, London, 1971. First edition of this tribute to Marcel Proust.

    Thin booklet, 16 unnumbered pages. The colophon page states that 400 numbered copies were printed, but this copy is not numbered ( I am not sure any copies were ever numbered). Booklet is in a folder that has a circular window cut out of the front panel that allows the image of Marcel Proust to show through. The folder was designed by John Kerr, as stated on the folder's inside flap.

    GOOD condition, there is a crease to the upper corner of the folder and the booklet, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. There is hand correction on page 1 that changes the word "man" to "woman". The change was apparently done by the author.

    Derek Coventry Patmore, b.1908 d.1972, was a British writer. Princess Bibesco Marthe b.1886 d.1973, was a celebrated Romanian French writer, socialite, style icon and political hostess.

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