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  • Vintage SHANGHAI BANKING History CURRENCY, SCRIP, PAPER NOTES, COINAGE, Hong Kong Book RICHLY ILLUSTRATED
    Sun Chiping, editory

    A TREASURE TROVE : A SELECTION of EXHIBITS at the SHANGHAI BANK MUSEUM. Edited by Sun Chiping, Photography by Deke Erh, English Translation by Zheng Chao. A Lavishly Produced, Richly Illustrated Book on the History of SHANGHAI BANKING, its early CURRENCY, SCRIP, SHARE CERTIFICATES, NOTES, MONETARY RECEIPTS, CHECKS, COINS, etc. All forms of paper and coinage used in the EARLY BANKING SYSTEM of SHANGHAI. Published by Old China Hand Press, Hong Kong, 2003. First Edition. ISBN 10: 9627872466 ISBN 13: 978-9627872467. Large Format Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 10x11.5 inches, 207 pages. TEXT in CHINESE and ENGLISH. Illustrated throughout with color photographs. Condition: FINE BOOK, feels unused, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE dustjacket with just a slight…

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    A TREASURE TROVE : A SELECTION of EXHIBITS at the SHANGHAI BANK MUSEUM. Edited by Sun Chiping, Photography by Deke Erh, English Translation by Zheng Chao. A Lavishly Produced, Richly Illustrated Book on the History of SHANGHAI BANKING, its early CURRENCY, SCRIP, SHARE CERTIFICATES, NOTES, MONETARY RECEIPTS, CHECKS, COINS, etc. All forms of paper and coinage used in the EARLY BANKING SYSTEM of SHANGHAI. Published by Old China Hand Press, Hong Kong, 2003. First Edition. ISBN 10: 9627872466 ISBN 13: 978-9627872467. Large Format Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 10x11.5 inches, 207 pages. TEXT in CHINESE and ENGLISH. Illustrated throughout with color photographs. Condition: FINE BOOK, feels unused, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE dustjacket with just a slight bit of wear. A LOVELY copy. Rare and Beautifully Illustrated study of the history of SHANGHAI BANKING CURRENCY. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This heavy book will require 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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  • MARCEL DUCHAMP : THE ART OF MAKING ART IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION by MARCEL DUCHAMP MARCEL DUCHAMP : THE ART OF MAKING ART IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION
    MARCEL DUCHAMP

    MARCEL DUCHAMP : THE ART OF MAKING ART IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION. An Exhibition Catalog for the exhibit that took place at Achim Moeller Fine Art, New York, 2 October 1999 to 15 January 2000. Softcovers, French flaps, 9x12 inches, 48 pages. Illustrated throughout with color and b&w reproductions of the surrealistic and dada art of Duchamp. GOOD condition, the covers have wear and scraping to the edges and folds, a scar from the removal of a piece of tape that was apparently applied to the bottom of the spine; internally nice, the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • 1961 CIVIL DEFENSE in TOTAL WAR Russian Book Translated into English in Israel by L.F. Supron and F.P. Zverev, A.P. Mukhin, editor 1961 CIVIL DEFENSE in TOTAL WAR Russian Book Translated into English in Israel
    L.F. Supron and F.P. Zverev, A.P. Mukhin, editor

    MEDICAL and CIVIL DEFENSE in TOTAL WAR, by L.F. Supron and F.P. Zverev, and edited by A.P. Mukhin. A RUSSIAN BOOK on preparing for ALL OUT NUCLEAR WAR, based on lectures given at the Belorussian Institute of Advanced Training for Physicians in 1959. The Russian book served as a reference manual for the medical profession of the Soviet Union. First published by the State Publishing House of the Belorussian SSR, 1959. This is an ENGLISH TRANSLATION that was TRANSLATED IN ISRAEL, by the ISRAEL PROGRAM FOR SCIENTIFIC TRANSLATIONS, Jerusalem, 1961. First English edition. There is a printed note stapled on the front free endpaper from the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, that reads in part: "The publication was…

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    MEDICAL and CIVIL DEFENSE in TOTAL WAR, by L.F. Supron and F.P. Zverev, and edited by A.P. Mukhin. A RUSSIAN BOOK on preparing for ALL OUT NUCLEAR WAR, based on lectures given at the Belorussian Institute of Advanced Training for Physicians in 1959. The Russian book served as a reference manual for the medical profession of the Soviet Union. First published by the State Publishing House of the Belorussian SSR, 1959. This is an ENGLISH TRANSLATION that was TRANSLATED IN ISRAEL, by the ISRAEL PROGRAM FOR SCIENTIFIC TRANSLATIONS, Jerusalem, 1961. First English edition. There is a printed note stapled on the front free endpaper from the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, that reads in part: "The publication was translated in Israel under a program designed to inform U.S. scientists of scientific and technological developments behind the Iron Curtain. The book was translated in its entirety, and includes unfounded political opinions and obvious Communist propaganda, as well as inaccuracies in technical data. The text does, however, provide information on the civil defense medical organization and activities within the Soviet Union, and for that reason is made available despite the distortion of facts and anti American statements." Hardcover Book, cloth covered boards, gilt titling on the spine, 6.5x9.5 inches, 406 pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w drawings and photographs of fallout shelters, radiation testing machines, charts, effects of nuclear war and radiation, rockets, etc. Lots of charts and graphs too. VERY GOOD condition, lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. An interesting look at the cold war of the past and hopefully not of the future.

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  • DARRELL FORNEY ARTIST **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** Sacramento ART EXHIBIT Catalog 1993 by Darrell Forney DARRELL FORNEY ARTIST **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** Sacramento ART EXHIBIT Catalog 1993
    Darrell Forney

    DARRELL FORNEY'S MECHANICAL GARDEN : A 30 YEAR SURVEY. Exhibition catalog for the exhibit that took place at the Center For Contemporary Art, Sacramento, California, January 17 to February 28, 1993. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the ARTIST, Darrell E. Forney. "For Alice Fong! / Darrell Forney / April 1993 / Best wishes / and keep the / art flowing!" GOOD condition, the covers have some light creases and a thin 1 inch ink line to the front panel, there is some spine creasing from handling, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. About Darrell Forney, Sacramento Artist (excerpted from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission website): ******Darrell Forney, b. 1933 d. 2001, was a multimedia artist and Sacramento College professor who made…

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    DARRELL FORNEY'S MECHANICAL GARDEN : A 30 YEAR SURVEY. Exhibition catalog for the exhibit that took place at the Center For Contemporary Art, Sacramento, California, January 17 to February 28, 1993. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the ARTIST, Darrell E. Forney. "For Alice Fong! / Darrell Forney / April 1993 / Best wishes / and keep the / art flowing!" GOOD condition, the covers have some light creases and a thin 1 inch ink line to the front panel, there is some spine creasing from handling, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. About Darrell Forney, Sacramento Artist (excerpted from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission website): ******Darrell Forney, b. 1933 d. 2001, was a multimedia artist and Sacramento College professor who made a significant imprint on the Sacramento community for decades through his paintings, films, photography, writing, and music. His artwork ranged from large abstract oils to collage like pieces to acrylics to archival sketches and block prints. He was perhaps best known for his paintings featuring crows, his sewing pattern paintings, his collages and abstractions, and his paintings of large lettered postcards. His work was exhibited in a variety of venues including the Crocker Art Museum, the Artists Contemporary Gallery, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.******

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  • WOODBLOCK PRINTS of HARUNOBU Ukiyo-e Taikei / ILLUSTRATED Japanese Book by Tadashi Kobayashi, editor WOODBLOCK PRINTS of HARUNOBU Ukiyo-e Taikei / ILLUSTRATED Japanese Book
    Tadashi Kobayashi, editor

    HARUNOBU Ukiyo-e Taikei (A Survey of Japanese Prints), edited by Tadashi Kobayashi. Published by Shueisha, Tokyo, Japan, 1975. ISBN: 03715260023041. (Between 1973 and 1976 Shueisha published a beautifully produced and well researched 17 volume series on ukiyo-e. This is #2 of that series.) Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 8.5x11 inches, 143 pages. Comes in a Slipcase. Richly illustrated with 64 full page color plates and numerous smaller b&w reproductions. Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that has fraying at its upper corners its the spine top, some edge wear, and some shelf rubbing, else is bright and clear; both in a GOOD slipcase that has clear tape reinforcement / repair to its bottom, and…

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    HARUNOBU Ukiyo-e Taikei (A Survey of Japanese Prints), edited by Tadashi Kobayashi. Published by Shueisha, Tokyo, Japan, 1975. ISBN: 03715260023041. (Between 1973 and 1976 Shueisha published a beautifully produced and well researched 17 volume series on ukiyo-e. This is #2 of that series.) Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 8.5x11 inches, 143 pages. Comes in a Slipcase. Richly illustrated with 64 full page color plates and numerous smaller b&w reproductions. Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that has fraying at its upper corners its the spine top, some edge wear, and some shelf rubbing, else is bright and clear; both in a GOOD slipcase that has clear tape reinforcement / repair to its bottom, and some scrapes, rubs, and light soiling. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require 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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  • HISTORY of JAPANESE WOMEN'S CLOTHING & DRESS Ancient to Modern ILLUSTRATED HISTORY of JAPANESE WOMEN'S CLOTHING & DRESS Ancient to Modern ILLUSTRATED

    JAPANESE BOOK on the HISTORY OF WOMEN'S CLOTHING IN JAPAN. From the simple clothing of Ancient Japanese Women to Proper Court Attire to Modern Dress. The book is FULLY ILLUSTRATED with DETAILED DRAWINGS and wonderful PHOTOGRAPHS of DOLLS dressed in HAND MADE CLOTHING of various eras and courts, e.g. "Court lady in regular court dress of the Suiko Era", "Commoner in everyday wear: kosode and shibiradatsumono / wrapping skirt", "a bride in pure white dress", etc. TEXT is in JAPANESE, though there are brief English descriptions beneath the color photographs of the outfitted dolls. The book is so nicely illustrated it is wonderful whether or not you read Japanese. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 8x8 inches, 139 pages. Published in Japan,…

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    JAPANESE BOOK on the HISTORY OF WOMEN'S CLOTHING IN JAPAN. From the simple clothing of Ancient Japanese Women to Proper Court Attire to Modern Dress. The book is FULLY ILLUSTRATED with DETAILED DRAWINGS and wonderful PHOTOGRAPHS of DOLLS dressed in HAND MADE CLOTHING of various eras and courts, e.g. "Court lady in regular court dress of the Suiko Era", "Commoner in everyday wear: kosode and shibiradatsumono / wrapping skirt", "a bride in pure white dress", etc. TEXT is in JAPANESE, though there are brief English descriptions beneath the color photographs of the outfitted dolls. The book is so nicely illustrated it is wonderful whether or not you read Japanese. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 8x8 inches, 139 pages. Published in Japan, 1986. Both the book and dustjacket are in VERY GOOD condition, just lightly read, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

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  • 2 FIREARMS & WEAPONS Catalogs DE WITT DERINGER & MAHARAJA OF JODHPUR Collections 2 FIREARMS & WEAPONS Catalogs DE WITT DERINGER & MAHARAJA OF JODHPUR Collections

    TWO SOTHEBY PARKE BERNET, LOS ANGELES, AUCTION CATALOGS of WEAPONS & FIREARMS. (1) FINE EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN FIREARMS including the PROPERTY of MR. DE WITT DERINGER and Other Owners, and a COLLECTION of WELLS FARGO AND WESTERN MEMORABILIA, the PROPERTY of the Late GERALD G. FOX. September 1973. Softcovers, 8.25x7.75 inches, 225 pages. 1054 items catalogued. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs of some of the items being auctioned. Estimates sheet laid in. GOOD MINUS CONDITION, the covers have some creases and are toned at the spine and margins; internally the bottom and upper corner tips of the inner pages are creased, the leaf consisting of pages 85 and 86 is badly creased but still bound in and fully legible, else…

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    TWO SOTHEBY PARKE BERNET, LOS ANGELES, AUCTION CATALOGS of WEAPONS & FIREARMS. (1) FINE EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN FIREARMS including the PROPERTY of MR. DE WITT DERINGER and Other Owners, and a COLLECTION of WELLS FARGO AND WESTERN MEMORABILIA, the PROPERTY of the Late GERALD G. FOX. September 1973. Softcovers, 8.25x7.75 inches, 225 pages. 1054 items catalogued. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs of some of the items being auctioned. Estimates sheet laid in. GOOD MINUS CONDITION, the covers have some creases and are toned at the spine and margins; internally the bottom and upper corner tips of the inner pages are creased, the leaf consisting of pages 85 and 86 is badly creased but still bound in and fully legible, else tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid copy with some creases from handling and use. (2) FINE SPORTING WEAPONS and Other EUROPEAN and AMERICAN ARMS from the COLLECTION of THE MAHARAJA OF JODHPUR and Various other owners. May 26, 1974. Softcovers, 8.25x7.75 inches, 64 pages. 275 items catalogued, a few items illustrated with b&w photographs. Estimates sheet laid in. GOOD CONDITION, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • EVOLUTION of the NEO-CONFUCIAN CONCEPT of LI as PRINCIPLE Asian Philosophy 1964 by WING-TSIT CHAN EVOLUTION of the NEO-CONFUCIAN CONCEPT of LI as PRINCIPLE Asian Philosophy 1964
    WING-TSIT CHAN

    THE EVOLUTION OF THE NEO-CONFUCIAN CONCEPT OF LI AS PRINCIPLE, by WING-TSIT CHAN. A separately bound reprint from the Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies, February 1964. Booklet, paper wrappers, staple bound, 7.5x10.5 inches, 27 pages (pages numbered 123 to 149). GOOD condition, upper corner creased, signs of light handling and use, red ink check marks in the blank margin beside quite a number of paragraphs, else solid, bright, clean and clear. An interesting and hard to find work from the philosopher Wing-Tsit Chan. About Wing-Tsit Chan (from Wikipedia): ******Wing=tsit Chan, b. 1901 d. 1994, was a Chinese scholar and professor best known for his studies of Chinese philosophy and his translations of Chinese philosophical texts. Chan was born in…

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    THE EVOLUTION OF THE NEO-CONFUCIAN CONCEPT OF LI AS PRINCIPLE, by WING-TSIT CHAN. A separately bound reprint from the Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies, February 1964. Booklet, paper wrappers, staple bound, 7.5x10.5 inches, 27 pages (pages numbered 123 to 149). GOOD condition, upper corner creased, signs of light handling and use, red ink check marks in the blank margin beside quite a number of paragraphs, else solid, bright, clean and clear. An interesting and hard to find work from the philosopher Wing-Tsit Chan. About Wing-Tsit Chan (from Wikipedia): ******Wing=tsit Chan, b. 1901 d. 1994, was a Chinese scholar and professor best known for his studies of Chinese philosophy and his translations of Chinese philosophical texts. Chan was born in China in 1901 and went to the United States in 1924, earning a PhD. from Harvard University in 1929. Chan taught at Dartmouth College and Chatham University for most of his academic career. His 1963 book A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy was highly influential in the English speaking world, and was often used as a source for quotations from Chinese philosophical classics.******

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  • EARLY CALISTOGA California MEMORIES as told by OLD RESIDENTS to YOUNG STUDENTS by Paul McCarthy and his fifth grade students EARLY CALISTOGA California MEMORIES as told by OLD RESIDENTS to YOUNG STUDENTS
    Paul McCarthy and his fifth grade students

    LOOKING BACK: OLD-TIMERS TELL THEIR STORIES TO CALISTOGA'S YOUTH, edited by PAUL M. McCARTHY, from Interviews taken by his Fifth Grade Students. Published by Paul McCarthy and the Calistoga Elementary School, 1987. Large format softcover book, 8.5x11 inches, 237 pages. Illustrated with some vintage b&w photographs. VERY GOOD condition, a couple small spots to the covers, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy. Filled with memories of early Calistoga, California, as told by old residents to young students. The recollections are gathered in an interview, question and long answer style. Very sweet. Filled with history and genealogy of the Calistoga area.

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  • 1956 PALO ALTO California DOLPHIN YEARBOOK DAVID STARR JORDAN MIDDLE SCHOOL/ JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1956 PALO ALTO California DOLPHIN YEARBOOK DAVID STARR JORDAN MIDDLE SCHOOL/ JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

    1956 DOLPHIN YEARBOOK DAVID STARR JORDAN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (now MIDDLE SCHOOL), PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA. Hardcovers, 8 x 10.5 inches, approximately 90 unnumbered pages. Contains all the usual Yearbook type photos. Lots of Signatures and Inscriptions, mainly on the blank endpapers and in the Faculty section. David Packard is listed as a Board Member, and there is a small photo of him on the Dedication Page. GOOD condition, covers have light wear to the corner tips and spine ends, overall just lightly used, still tight, bright and clean.

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  • 1933 DÉHUS CHAMBERED MOUND at PARADIS, VALE, GUERNSEY Burials, Pottery, Cults by Sir Robert Mond / V.C.C. Collum 1933 DÉHUS CHAMBERED MOUND at PARADIS, VALE, GUERNSEY Burials, Pottery, Cults
    Sir Robert Mond / V.C.C. Collum

    THE RE-EXCAVATION OF THE DÉHUS CHAMBERED MOUND at PARADIS, VALE, GUERNSEY. Undertaken for the States of Guernsey by Sir Robert Mond, LL.D., F.S.A., and carried out on his behalf in September & October 1932. Together with Studies of the Pottery and Human Remains recovered in this and the earlier excavations, and an Investigation of the Cult responsible for Megalithic Burials and for the Symbols Found in These Tombs. By V.C.C. Collum, F.R.A.I. Published by La Societe Guernesiaise, 1933. Wrappers / Softcovers, inner pages staple bound, 7.5x10 inches, 189 pages plus 28 unnumbered plates. Erratum slip tipped in at the front. Includes a fold open plan in the rear pocket. ILLUSTRATED with 28 photographic plates. Copy of A.D. PASSMORE / CALLAS…

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    THE RE-EXCAVATION OF THE DÉHUS CHAMBERED MOUND at PARADIS, VALE, GUERNSEY. Undertaken for the States of Guernsey by Sir Robert Mond, LL.D., F.S.A., and carried out on his behalf in September & October 1932. Together with Studies of the Pottery and Human Remains recovered in this and the earlier excavations, and an Investigation of the Cult responsible for Megalithic Burials and for the Symbols Found in These Tombs. By V.C.C. Collum, F.R.A.I. Published by La Societe Guernesiaise, 1933. Wrappers / Softcovers, inner pages staple bound, 7.5x10 inches, 189 pages plus 28 unnumbered plates. Erratum slip tipped in at the front. Includes a fold open plan in the rear pocket. ILLUSTRATED with 28 photographic plates. Copy of A.D. PASSMORE / CALLAS HOUSE / WANBOROUGH / WILTSHIRE, with his bookplate on the inside front cover, and his address blind stamped on the front cover. FAIR condition, the covers have some creases, edgewear and is toned; the spine covering is chipped and has tearing but is now neatly reinforced with clear tape; internally, there is staining (from old glue?) to the gutter edge of the first and last page where they meet the inside of the wrappers, the staples are rusted but holding, the inner pages have a crease to the bottom corner, some creases here and there, and other signs of handling, but overall remain tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Many of the pages are uncut at the top edge. The fold open plan and its transparent printed tissue covering are in Very Good condition, solid and bright.

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  • MEL RAMOS: PAINTINGS 1959-1977 Iconic Nudes & Abstracts Oakland Museum of Art by Mel Ramos / Harvey L. Jones MEL RAMOS: PAINTINGS 1959-1977 Iconic Nudes & Abstracts Oakland Museum of Art
    Mel Ramos / Harvey L. Jones

    MEL RAMOS: PAINTINGS 1959-1977. Exhibition Catalog for the show that took place at The Oakland Museum of Art Special Gallery from September 20 to November 13, 1977. The catalog text is by Harvey L. Jones. Softcover art exhibition catalog, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches, 32 pages. Illustrated with b&w and color reproductions of his art works, many of which are abstractions of his iconic female nudes. VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

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  • GILLIAN FLYNN **SIGNED** Uncorrected Proof / Advance Reader's Edition SCARCEST COPY of HER FIRST BOOK by Gillian Flynn GILLIAN FLYNN **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, by GILLIAN FLYNN on the title page. 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…

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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, by GILLIAN FLYNN on the title page. 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. NEAR FINE COPY, just a touch of edgewear, overall looks and feels crisp and unread. A LOVELY COPY.

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  • THREE SANTA CLARA California HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS, 1901, 1902, 1907 w/ Photos & Ads THREE SANTA CLARA California HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS, 1901, 1902, 1907 w/ Photos & Ads

    THREE SANTA CLARA HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS, 1901, 1902, 1907. All issues have FLAWS and are only in POOR to FAIR condition, but are mostly complete and are very hard-to-find. The Tocsin 1901. Graduating Edition, June 1901. Lacking rear cover, chips and holes to front cover, lacking title page (pages begin with the Contents page), the pages have cat scratches or predation to the upper spine area, the upper 3 inches of the binding is split, there are tears and creases here and there. Nonetheless a mostly complete issue with really cool photographs of the staff, students, teams, societies, etc. The Tocsin 1902. Commencement Number 1902. Covers are worn, creased, chipping at the edges, peeling at the spine ends, and the…

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    THREE SANTA CLARA HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS, 1901, 1902, 1907. All issues have FLAWS and are only in POOR to FAIR condition, but are mostly complete and are very hard-to-find. The Tocsin 1901. Graduating Edition, June 1901. Lacking rear cover, chips and holes to front cover, lacking title page (pages begin with the Contents page), the pages have cat scratches or predation to the upper spine area, the upper 3 inches of the binding is split, there are tears and creases here and there. Nonetheless a mostly complete issue with really cool photographs of the staff, students, teams, societies, etc. The Tocsin 1902. Commencement Number 1902. Covers are worn, creased, chipping at the edges, peeling at the spine ends, and the gilt lettering on the front cover has completely worn away. Internally, there is a big piece missing from 2 early leaves (4 pages); the last 2 leaves (4 pages) of ads were bound in upside down, there are some tears, creases, spots, margin shorelines, etc. here and there, nonetheless a rare early issue with photos of staff, students, etc. The Tocsin 1907. Souvenir Number of the Senior Class of the Santa Clara High School, June, 1907. Lacking covers, otherwise complete. There are corner creases and a few corner pieces torn off, light toning and general signs of handling, otherwise the pages are bright, clean and clear. Illustrated throughout with various photos. Lots of interesting Santa Clara ads of the day. These 3 early Santa Clara High School yearbooks show a mighty different world than exists in what are known as the Santa Clara Campuses of today (think Apple, Google, et al).

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  • 1917 FIVE HUNDRED YEARS of YIDDISH POETRY, edited by M. BASSIN an Anthology by M. Bassin, editor 1917 FIVE HUNDRED YEARS of YIDDISH POETRY, edited by M. BASSIN an Anthology
    M. Bassin, editor

    ANTALOGY: FIVE HUNDRED YEARS YIDDISH POETRY, by M. Bassin. VOLUME ONE (of two volumes). Published in New York, 1917. Hardcovers (now disbound), 8x10.5 inches, rough cut leaves. Pagination: [4], 265, xxii, 4 pages. Lacking the blank front free endpaper, rear blank endpaper present, otherwise complete. TEXT IN YIDDISH. A collection of Yiddish poems with short biographies. Illustrated with small, in text linocuts and line drawings, including images of some of the poets. Condition: Covers are disbound (i.e. laid on loosely), are soiled, worn through at the corners and edges, rough at the spines (where disbound), and soiled; the rear cover has a 1 inch wide strip missing from the spine edge of its blank backside; the spine covering is missing.…

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    ANTALOGY: FIVE HUNDRED YEARS YIDDISH POETRY, by M. Bassin. VOLUME ONE (of two volumes). Published in New York, 1917. Hardcovers (now disbound), 8x10.5 inches, rough cut leaves. Pagination: [4], 265, xxii, 4 pages. Lacking the blank front free endpaper, rear blank endpaper present, otherwise complete. TEXT IN YIDDISH. A collection of Yiddish poems with short biographies. Illustrated with small, in text linocuts and line drawings, including images of some of the poets. Condition: Covers are disbound (i.e. laid on loosely), are soiled, worn through at the corners and edges, rough at the spines (where disbound), and soiled; the rear cover has a 1 inch wide strip missing from the spine edge of its blank backside; the spine covering is missing. Internally, the hinge is cracked / split at a number of places but always holding, there is some spotting here and there, the pages have some toning, especially at the edges, and a bit of edge wear here and there, but are overall bright, clean, clear and unmarked. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require 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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  • 1946-1950 Scrapbook CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, California, HIGH SCHOOL GIRL + Her School LETTERMAN VEST by MARLENE LIU BERAR 1946-1950 Scrapbook CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, California, HIGH SCHOOL GIRL + Her School LETTERMAN VEST
    MARLENE LIU BERAR

    Richly Filled SCRAPBOOK of MARLENE LIU BERAR, a Female STUDENT at CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA HIGH SCHOOL, CARMEL, CALIFORNIA 1946-1950. The scrapbook has pictorial vinyl covers, is string bound, and measures 12x14 inches. 40 of its scrapbook pages (20 leaves) are filled with ephemera pasted or taped on them, with many other items loose or laid in. Many of the scrapbook leaves are loose from the string binding. There are blank leaves at the rear. The Scrapbook is packed full of stuff that this active young saved during her years at Carmel-by-the-Sea, including lots of school newspapers and newspaper clippings, event notices, sports programs, ski club trips, work permit, driving permit, class photos, letters, her High School Diploma, and much more. Dates begin…

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    Richly Filled SCRAPBOOK of MARLENE LIU BERAR, a Female STUDENT at CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA HIGH SCHOOL, CARMEL, CALIFORNIA 1946-1950. The scrapbook has pictorial vinyl covers, is string bound, and measures 12x14 inches. 40 of its scrapbook pages (20 leaves) are filled with ephemera pasted or taped on them, with many other items loose or laid in. Many of the scrapbook leaves are loose from the string binding. There are blank leaves at the rear. The Scrapbook is packed full of stuff that this active young saved during her years at Carmel-by-the-Sea, including lots of school newspapers and newspaper clippings, event notices, sports programs, ski club trips, work permit, driving permit, class photos, letters, her High School Diploma, and much more. Dates begin in 1946 and end with her 1950 commencement and diploma. ALSO INCLUDED is her CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL LETTERMAN VEST with a number of sewn on school items, including a big C (for Carmel High School, of course), the number 50 (for the class of 1950), and two Carmel High School SKI CLUB patches. An "I was there" look at everyday life and events at CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL in 1946-1950 as lived by an active girl. Condition: The scrapbook and its contents are in good condition. Some of the inner pages are loose, but in their proper order.. The collected items have some general signs of handling and age, including some creases, bends, toning, tears, etc., but most everything remains bright and clean. A number of items have come loose and others have been laid in loosely. A nice, packed, joyful, Carmel-by-the-Sea High School scrapbook. The Carmel High School vest is in FAIR vintage condition, the letter C is almost off (being held on by a thread or two) and has fraying to its upper front area, and there are a few nickel and dime size, light, coffee like stains. Have fun reliving High School in mid century Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This scrapbook and sweater-vest will be heavy to ship and 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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  • THREE JAPANESE ARTIST BOOKS Each on a Different ARTIST Beautifully ILLUSTRATED THREE JAPANESE ARTIST BOOKS Each on a Different ARTIST Beautifully ILLUSTRATED

    THREE JAPANESE ARTIST BOOKS. Three Hardcover Books in Dustjackets, 9x11.5 inches, 71 pages each. TEXT entirely in JAPANESE. Each of the 3 books is part of a 24 volume series on Japanese artists. All were published by Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan, 1963 and 1964. Condition: VERY GOOD books, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, in only FAIR dustjackets that have tears chips, creases, some clear tape repairs on the backsides, etc. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These three books will be heavy to ship and 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…

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    THREE JAPANESE ARTIST BOOKS. Three Hardcover Books in Dustjackets, 9x11.5 inches, 71 pages each. TEXT entirely in JAPANESE. Each of the 3 books is part of a 24 volume series on Japanese artists. All were published by Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan, 1963 and 1964. Condition: VERY GOOD books, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, in only FAIR dustjackets that have tears chips, creases, some clear tape repairs on the backsides, etc. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These three books will be heavy to ship and 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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  • HYAKUNIN ISSHU / UTA-GARUTA Japanese Poem Cards RICHLY ILLUSTRATED De Luxe Edition by Ichiro Baba, editor HYAKUNIN ISSHU / UTA-GARUTA Japanese Poem Cards RICHLY ILLUSTRATED De Luxe Edition
    Ichiro Baba, editor

    HYAKUNIN ISSHU - A SPECIAL DE LUXE EDITION of THE SUN, edited by Ichiro Baba. This is the DE LUXE (greatly expanded and beautifully printed) EDITION of the SUN SPECIAL ISSUE WINTER 1972 on HYAKUNIN ISSHU - One Hundred Poems (Waka) by One Hundred Poets. The original Special Issue of the Sun had 190 pages and was printed magazine style. THIS DE LUXE EDITION is published in book form, and has 284 pages, including a section of accordion style folded pages with a complete set of card images printed with gold backgrounds. Gorgeous. Beautiful, comprehensive, richly illustrated book on Hyakunin Isshu / Uta-Garuta, Japanese Poem Cards and the Card Game based on the Poem Cards that is played to this…

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    HYAKUNIN ISSHU - A SPECIAL DE LUXE EDITION of THE SUN, edited by Ichiro Baba. This is the DE LUXE (greatly expanded and beautifully printed) EDITION of the SUN SPECIAL ISSUE WINTER 1972 on HYAKUNIN ISSHU - One Hundred Poems (Waka) by One Hundred Poets. The original Special Issue of the Sun had 190 pages and was printed magazine style. THIS DE LUXE EDITION is published in book form, and has 284 pages, including a section of accordion style folded pages with a complete set of card images printed with gold backgrounds. Gorgeous. Beautiful, comprehensive, richly illustrated book on Hyakunin Isshu / Uta-Garuta, Japanese Poem Cards and the Card Game based on the Poem Cards that is played to this day. Softcovers, French flaps, 8.5x11.5 inches, 284 pages. TEXT in JAPANESE, though there is a half page description in English near the front. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of the poem cards from various times, and much more. Lovely. NEAR FINE condition, a bit of edge creasing to the covers, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This heavy book will require 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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  • 1839 Boston Imprint LA FONTAINE : A PRESENT FOR THE YOUNG - POETIC FABLES by Jean de La Fontaine 1839 Boston Imprint LA FONTAINE : A PRESENT FOR THE YOUNG - POETIC FABLES
    Jean de La Fontaine

    LA FONTAINE : A PRESENT FOR THE YOUNG : FROM THE FRENCH. BOSTON : Weeks, Jordan and Company, MDCCCXXXIX (1839). A small format book of numerous, short POETIC FABLES by Jean de La Fontaine, with such titles as THE BAT AND THE TWO WEASELS; THE CITY RAT AND THE COUNTRY RAT; THE HORSE AND THE WOLF; etc. Small format hardcover book, greenish blue cloth covered boards, blind embossed designs on the front and rear cover, gilt titling on the front cover, 12mo, 4x6 inches, 108 pages. VERY GOOD condition, there are a couple small scrapes to the front cover, otherwise the covers are solid and lovely; internally, there is toning and some offsetting to the blank front and rear endpapers,…

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    LA FONTAINE : A PRESENT FOR THE YOUNG : FROM THE FRENCH. BOSTON : Weeks, Jordan and Company, MDCCCXXXIX (1839). A small format book of numerous, short POETIC FABLES by Jean de La Fontaine, with such titles as THE BAT AND THE TWO WEASELS; THE CITY RAT AND THE COUNTRY RAT; THE HORSE AND THE WOLF; etc. Small format hardcover book, greenish blue cloth covered boards, blind embossed designs on the front and rear cover, gilt titling on the front cover, 12mo, 4x6 inches, 108 pages. VERY GOOD condition, there are a couple small scrapes to the front cover, otherwise the covers are solid and lovely; internally, there is toning and some offsetting to the blank front and rear endpapers, but the text pages, which are printed on better paper, are white, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A lovely copy of this little book filled with La Fontaine poetic fable gems.

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  • EARLY SCULPTURE OF PICASSO 1901-1914 PhD Thesis in Art at UC Berkeley 1976 by Ron Johnson EARLY SCULPTURE OF PICASSO 1901-1914 PhD Thesis in Art at UC Berkeley 1976
    Ron Johnson

    THE EARLY SCULPTURE OF PICASSO 1901-1914, by RON JOHNSON. A book publication of his Original Doctoral Thesis in History of Art presented at the University of California, Berkeley. Published by Garland Publishing, New York & London, as part of the Garland Series of Outstanding Dissertations In The Fine Arts, 1976. (Originally presented by the author as his thesis at the University of California in 1971.) Hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards, titled in silver on the spine, 6x8 inches, 245 pages, including 55 pages of b&w illustrations. VERY GOOD condition, just some slight rubbing to the covers, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very presentable copy.

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