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  • PAUL MARIAH [Signed Poetry Broadside] For The Vietnamese Buddhist #31 of 50 VIETNAM WAR PROTEST by Paul Mariah PAUL MARIAH [Signed Poetry Broadside] For The Vietnamese Buddhist #31 of 50 VIETNAM WAR PROTEST
    Paul Mariah

    BROADSIDE Poem SIGNED and numbered by PAUL MARIAH, #31 of 50 copies. Finely Printed by [ManRoot Press, San Francisco], September 21, 1973. First Edition Limited to only 50 Copies. Single Sheet Broadside, 8.5" x 11", Textured artist paper, printed in purple and black. NEAR FINE CONDITION: Excellent, bright and clean with only a hint of toning to the edges.

    Paul Mariah (1938-1996). Founder of ManRoot Press (1969), the First Gay Literary Press in America. A Prominent Gay Poet and Influential Pioneer of the San Francisco Gay Literary Scene. An essential figure in the new post Stonewall era Gay Liberation Movement. A Noted Post Beat Poet, Editor, Printer, and Prisoners' Rights Activist, his work is becoming increasingly sought after.

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  • THE TAROT OF LEONORA CARRINGTON + MAJOR ARCANA Surrealist Art BOTH ITEMS NEW in SHRINKWRAP by Leonora Carrington, et al THE TAROT OF LEONORA CARRINGTON + MAJOR ARCANA Surrealist Art BOTH ITEMS NEW in SHRINKWRAP
    Leonora Carrington, et al

    THE TAROT OF LEONORA CARRINGTON, by Leonora Carrington, Susan Aberth, Tere Arcq, Gabriel Weisz Carrington.

    Published by FULGUR PRESS.

    Hardcover Book, 9.5x12 inches, 120 pages, no dustjacket as issued. ILLUSTRATED with 60 color reproductions of Carrington's surrealistic TAROT art.

    NEW, unopened in original shrinkwrap. (Photos are from a personal copy.)

    PLUS -

    MAJOR ARCANA: LEONORA CARRINGTON. Introduced by Rachel Pollack.

    Includes: 22 Major Arcana cards; a 16 page booklet with introductory essay by Rachel Pollack.

    NEW, unopened in original shrinkwrap. (Photos are from the Internet.)

    About LEONORA CARRINGTON and TAROT (from the Publisher):

    ******The British born artist Leonora Carrington is one of the more fascinating figures to emerge from the Surrealist movement. As both a writer and painter, she…

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    THE TAROT OF LEONORA CARRINGTON, by Leonora Carrington, Susan Aberth, Tere Arcq, Gabriel Weisz Carrington.

    Published by FULGUR PRESS.

    Hardcover Book, 9.5x12 inches, 120 pages, no dustjacket as issued. ILLUSTRATED with 60 color reproductions of Carrington's surrealistic TAROT art.

    NEW, unopened in original shrinkwrap. (Photos are from a personal copy.)

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    MAJOR ARCANA: LEONORA CARRINGTON. Introduced by Rachel Pollack.

    Includes: 22 Major Arcana cards; a 16 page booklet with introductory essay by Rachel Pollack.

    NEW, unopened in original shrinkwrap. (Photos are from the Internet.)

    About LEONORA CARRINGTON and TAROT (from the Publisher):

    ******The British born artist Leonora Carrington is one of the more fascinating figures to emerge from the Surrealist movement. As both a writer and painter, she was championed early by André Breton and joined the exiled Surrealists in New York, before settling in Mexico in 1943. The magical themes of Carrington's otherworldly paintings are well known, but the recent discovery of a suite of tarot designs she created for the Major Arcana was a revelation for scholars and fans of Carrington alike. This tantalizing discovery, made by the curator Tere Arcq and scholar Susan Aberth, has placed greater emphasis upon the role of the tarot in Carrington's creative life and has led to fresh research in this area.

    MAJOR ARCANA is executed on thick board, brightly colored and squarish in format, shining with gold and silver leaf. Carrington draws inspiration from the Tarot of Marseille and the popular Waite-Smith deck, bringing to both her own approach and style, creating a series of iconic images.

    The Tarot of Leonora Carrington is the first book dedicated to this important aspect of the artist's work. It includes a full-size facsimile of her newly discovered Major Arcana; an introduction from her son, Gabriel Weisz Carrington; and a richly illustrated essay from Tere Arcq and Susan Aberth that offers new insights, exploring the significance of tarot imagery within Carrington's wider work, her many inspirations and mysterious occult sources.******

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  • 1998 THICK AS THIEVES FILM SCREENPLAY - MAKEUP ARTIST'S PERSONAL COPY with 105 TIPPED-IN COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS Alec Baldwin, Rebecca De Mornay 1998 THICK AS THIEVES FILM SCREENPLAY - MAKEUP ARTIST'S PERSONAL COPY with 105 TIPPED-IN COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS Alec Baldwin, Rebecca De Mornay

    ORIGINAL DRAFT FILM SCREENPLAY of THICK AS THIEVES, a 1998 film starring ALEC BALDWIN, Andre Braugher, Rebecca De Mornay, Julia Sweeney, and Janeane Garofalo.

    Award Winning MAKE-UP ARTIST ALLAN APONE'S PERSONAL WORKING COPY, with his name at the top of the title page. Allan Apone was the HEAD OF THE MAKEUP DEPARTMENT for the film.

    What makes Allan Apone's copy especially rare and wonderful is that it is filled with 105 unique color photographs of the stars, including many of a 1998 Alec Baldwin. The photos are tipped-on to the blank backsides of many pages of the script, facing pages in which the stars have a scene requiring special makeup. The photographs show the stars in various poses, mostly…

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    ORIGINAL DRAFT FILM SCREENPLAY of THICK AS THIEVES, a 1998 film starring ALEC BALDWIN, Andre Braugher, Rebecca De Mornay, Julia Sweeney, and Janeane Garofalo.

    Award Winning MAKE-UP ARTIST ALLAN APONE'S PERSONAL WORKING COPY, with his name at the top of the title page. Allan Apone was the HEAD OF THE MAKEUP DEPARTMENT for the film.

    What makes Allan Apone's copy especially rare and wonderful is that it is filled with 105 unique color photographs of the stars, including many of a 1998 Alec Baldwin. The photos are tipped-on to the blank backsides of many pages of the script, facing pages in which the stars have a scene requiring special makeup. The photographs show the stars in various poses, mostly without make-up (a few with some trial blood and wounds), mostly in what appear to be their home or yard settings, in poses and with facial expressions probably called for by Apone in order to help him decide how to make them up for various scenes (what scar goes where, what blood should cover that nice shirt, how should that face look when struck by a bullet, how old should I make that face look, etc.) The photographs are mostly 3x5 inch, all in color, all unique.

    A true working copy. There is green highlighting throughout, and blue lines highlighting scenes requiring makeup: "Blood is on his right hand and the right sleeve of his jacket. He takes off the jacket, turns it inside out, uses it to wipe his hand clean." There are also a couple notes written in the margin regarding makeup: "Muscle bleeds from right side corner of mouth down chin".,

    The script is a revised draft dated March 25, 1998, with multi-colored revision pages (blue, pink, and yellow) dated to April 13, 1998. There are 113 8.5x11 inch pages, various colors, .photocopied on one side only, 3-hole punched in the left margin, bound with 2 brass brads. The script was written by Scott Sanders & Arthur Krystal, based on the novel by Patrick Quinn. It was directed by Scott Sanders.

    GOOD Condition: The script shows general signs of handling and use (it's a working copy after all) with some creases and a bit of soiling here and there; the title page has torn from the brass brads and is laid on loosely, it has tearing and creases around its upper and lower holes, and some edge wear and corner creases; otherwise a complete, bright, clean and clear copy. The photographs are all very bright and sharp, a couple are creased where the script folded on them incorrectly.

    A unique insider look into the world of film makeup. With the 105 photographs of the stars, most as blank slates ready to be changed by the makeup artist, this script is truly a wonder.

    And there is Alec Baldwin to boot!

    About ALLAN A. APONE (from IMDB):

    ******A multi-award nominated makeup artist. Apone has served as a makeup artist on over 170 films and 150 television episodes. He has been the personal makeup artist Samuel L. Jackson, Dustin Hoffman, Chris Evans, Gerard Butler, Tom Berringer, Sir Ben Kingsley to name a few.

    He is president and CEO of Makeup & Effects Laboratories (MEL), a special effects makeup facility, he opened in 1979. MEL has grown from 500 square feet to over 20,000 square feet, and has provided special effects for over 145 films and 25 television shows. Recent film projects include Westworld, Divergent, Django Unchained, The Last Thing He Wanted, Den of Thieves, Captain America; Civil War, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Killing Reagan, 22 Jump Street, and Suicide Squad.

    Allan Aone was nominated for Emmy Awards for makeup in 1993, 1994 and 1997. In 2018 Apone won a Prime-Time Emmy for Outstanding Makeup for Westworld.******

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  • 1935 AMELIA EARHART **SIGNED** RADIO SCRIPT + Rare 1933 EARHART INTERVIEW SCRIPT by Amelia Earhart, et al 1935 AMELIA EARHART **SIGNED** RADIO SCRIPT + Rare 1933 EARHART INTERVIEW SCRIPT
    Amelia Earhart, et al

    **TWO ORIGINAL RADIO SCRIPTS featuring AMELIA EARHART** **The 1935 SCRIPT is SIGNED by AMELIA EARHART and WILL ROGERS** **WILL ROGERS died in a PLANE CRASH SIX MONTHS LATER** **AMELIA EARHART disappeared TWO YEARS LATER**

    1935 RADIO SCRIPT for the GULF OIL RADIO SHOW on the COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SERVICE. The show was broadcast on February 3, 1935.

    SIGNED by AMELIA EARHART on the title page.

    Also SIGNED on the title page by WILL ROGERS, who had a long taped segment featured on the broadcast; Frank Tours, the broadcast's Orchestra Leader; E. Hall Downes, a noted Bridge Player and Author of Books on Bridge; and Norman Brokenshire, the show's announcer.

    Amelia Earhart's autograph is rare, especially so on the same…

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    **TWO ORIGINAL RADIO SCRIPTS featuring AMELIA EARHART** **The 1935 SCRIPT is SIGNED by AMELIA EARHART and WILL ROGERS** **WILL ROGERS died in a PLANE CRASH SIX MONTHS LATER** **AMELIA EARHART disappeared TWO YEARS LATER**

    1935 RADIO SCRIPT for the GULF OIL RADIO SHOW on the COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SERVICE. The show was broadcast on February 3, 1935.

    SIGNED by AMELIA EARHART on the title page.

    Also SIGNED on the title page by WILL ROGERS, who had a long taped segment featured on the broadcast; Frank Tours, the broadcast's Orchestra Leader; E. Hall Downes, a noted Bridge Player and Author of Books on Bridge; and Norman Brokenshire, the show's announcer.

    Amelia Earhart's autograph is rare, especially so on the same page with Will Rogers, aviation enthusiast who died in a plane crash, and others.

    All the signers are mentioned in the script, though Amelia Earhart is only mentioned as a written-in add-on to the "Rogers Spot", i.e. the part of the Gulf Oil broadcast that featured a live half-hour, unscripted talk/interview by Will Rogers and his guest (in this case Amelia Earhart). Because Rogers' segment was not scripted there are no written words for Rogers or Earhart in this script, only the notation "Rogers Spot" and the written notation "And Amelia Earhart"..

    The script consists of seven mimeographed 8.5x11 inch loose sheets held together with a paperclip at the top edge, the pages are 3-hole punched at the left margin and printed on one side only. The hand signatures are on the upper section of the first page.

    GOOD Condition: The pages are lightly toned, there is a rusty paperclip at the top holding the loose pages together, there are some corner creases and signs of handling, otherwise complete and fully legible. The SIGNATURES are all bright and clear.

    AND:

    1933 RADIO SCRIPT: TONIGHT, the INSIDE STORY of AMELIA EARHART, presented by EDWIN C. HILL "Ace Reporter of the Air" on his show THE INSIDE STORY.

    "Tonight, Edwin C. Hill, ace reporter of the air, tells the thrilling story of how AMELIA EARHART proved that a woman could do what everyone thought almost no man could do. AND MISS EARHART IS HERE IN PERSON TO HELP GIVE YOU THE INSIDE STORY."

    Radio Script for the show, broadcast by the WABC and CBS Coast-to-Coast Network, on February 24, 1933. Revised 2/23/33. Unknown signature on front cover, relevant hand notations here and there throughout.

    The show featured an interview with Amelia Earhart and a re-enactment of scenes from Earhart's life.

    The radio script consists of twenty-six 8.5x11 inch loose sheets held together with a single staple at the upper left corner, the pages are printed on one side only.

    GOOD Condition: The pages are lightly toned, the title page and the last two pages have pulled from the staple, the staple is rusty, there is the imprint of a rusty paperclip that held the loose pages together with the still stapled pages (the paperclip was at some point replaced with a recent one), the title page has some tearing at its upper left corner, the last page has some edge tears and tearing at the corner where it was once stapled to the other pages, and is creased; otherwise a complete original script that is bright and clear.

    "Miss Earhart, what is it that turns a woman to the thrill of flying?"

    "That's a hard question, Mr. Hill. I'll answer it this way: There are a thousand different kinds of women, just as there are a thousand different kinds of men. I think that the urge to fly is felt by some women, as it is by some men."

    "You don't believe , then, that a woman's place is in the home?"

    "I don't believe that a woman should be the prisoner of her home, any more than a man should be..."

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  • TAROT REVELATIONS - JOSEPH CAMPBELL & RICHARD ROBERTS **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** First Edition by Joseph Campbell and Richard Roberts TAROT REVELATIONS - JOSEPH CAMPBELL & RICHARD ROBERTS **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** First Edition
    Joseph Campbell and Richard Roberts

    TAROT REVELATIONS, by JOSEPH CAMPBELL & RICHARD ROBERTS, with an Introduction by COLIN WILSON.

    Warmly SIGNED and INSCRIBED by both RICHARD ROBERTS and JOSEPH CAMPBELL on the inside front cover:

    "To Barbara / Who made the 3rd Model of the Universe possible / With love, / Richard".

    "And with all good wishes / Joe".

    The inscriptions and signatures are bold and bright, in purple ink, and fill the page.

    Self-Published by RICHARD ROBERTS in San Anselmo. California. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, 1979. This first edition does not state a Publisher and does not have an ISBN number, only a LOC number. The Second Edition was published by Vernal Equinox Press, San Anselmo, in 1982. The Vernal Equinox Press was a…

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    TAROT REVELATIONS, by JOSEPH CAMPBELL & RICHARD ROBERTS, with an Introduction by COLIN WILSON.

    Warmly SIGNED and INSCRIBED by both RICHARD ROBERTS and JOSEPH CAMPBELL on the inside front cover:

    "To Barbara / Who made the 3rd Model of the Universe possible / With love, / Richard".

    "And with all good wishes / Joe".

    The inscriptions and signatures are bold and bright, in purple ink, and fill the page.

    Self-Published by RICHARD ROBERTS in San Anselmo. California. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, 1979. This first edition does not state a Publisher and does not have an ISBN number, only a LOC number. The Second Edition was published by Vernal Equinox Press, San Anselmo, in 1982. The Vernal Equinox Press was a small press owned and operated by Richard Roberts. It published 12 books between 1979 and 1993, ten of which were by Richard Roberts, one by his wife Jane Roberts, and two by Joseph Campbell. The books almost entirely dealt with Divination, Tarot, Occult, Mythology, and the like. The first book published by Roberts (not yet operating under the dba Vernal Equinox Press) was this book in 1979, the second book (dba Vernal Equinox Press) was the second edition of this book in 1982. The front and rear covers of the first and second edition have a similar color scheme and format, but the second edition has additional text on both the front and rear covers and an ISBN number. The book was subsequently printed in a third edition by Vernal Equinox Press in 1987.

    Softcovers, 5.5x8.5 inches, ix, 294 pages. Includes the full color fold-open plate of major arcana cards which is bound in at the rear.

    GOOD condition, several passages in the first chapter (pages 9-25) are underlined in what appears to be light red crayon, otherwise very good with just a bit of edgewear to the covers and a light crease to the upper corner of the front cover that also slightly affects the same corner of the first 20 pages; otherwise tight, bright, clean, and clear, with an smooth spine. A solid, very presentable copy.

    RARE SIGNED and INSCRIBED copy of the FIRST EDITION of this important work on TAROT.

    About JOSEPH CAMPBELL (from Wikipedia):

    ******Joseph John Campbell, b.1904 d.1987, was an American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work covers many aspects of the human experience. Campbell's best known work is his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), in which he discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero shared by world mythologies, termed the monomyth.

    Campbell's theories on mythology and occult have been applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists. His philosophy has been summarized by his own often repeated phrase: "Follow your bliss." George Lucas credited Campbell's work as influencing his Star Wars saga.

    Campbell's concept of monomyth (one myth) sees all mythic narratives as variations of a single great story. The theory is based on the observation that a common pattern exists beneath the narrative elements of most great myths, regardless of their origin or time of creation. Campbell believed in the psychic unity of mankind and made use of the concept to express the idea that the whole of the human race can be seen as engaged in the effort of making the world "transparent to transcendence". He believed that underneath the world of phenomena lies an eternal source of things that existed before and beyond words, which is constantly pouring its energies into this world of time, suffering, and ultimately death.******

    ******RICHARD ROBERTS is an authority on Tarot, Alchemy and Divination. He has written a number of books, including: "The Original Tarot and You", "A Seth Reader", "Dance Unto Death", "Wind and the Wizard", etc.******

    Barbara, to whom the book is warmly inscribed, remains a mystery to be uncovered.

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  • INGMAR BERGMAN **HAND SIGNED** THE SERPENT'S EGG First English Edition by Ingmar Bergman INGMAR BERGMAN **HAND SIGNED** THE SERPENT'S EGG First English Edition
    Ingmar Bergman

    THE SERPENT'S EGG - A FILM by INGMAR BERGMAN.

    HAND SIGNED by INGMAR BERGMAN on the title page.

    Published by Marion Boyers, London, 1978. First English edition. ISBN: 0714526339.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5.5x8.5 inches, 123 pages.

    Illustrated with in-text b&w photos from the film.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, sharp, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that shows some toning, shelf rubs, and superficial scratches, but is bright and solid, and retains its original £4.95 price at the bottom of the front flap.

    SIGNED by one of the Great Film Directors of the 20th century, Ingmar Bergman.

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  • METAMORPHISM and CRUSTAL EVOLUTION of the WESTERN UNITED STATES **SIGNED** Geology, Earth Sciences, Seismology by W.G. Ernst, Editor; Contributors are R.G. Coleman, et al METAMORPHISM and CRUSTAL EVOLUTION of the WESTERN UNITED STATES **SIGNED** Geology, Earth Sciences, Seismology
    W.G. Ernst, Editor; Contributors are R.G. Coleman, et al

    METAMORPHISM and CRUSTAL EVOLUTION of the WESTERN UNITED STATES. Volume VII in the Rubey Colloquium Series. Edited by W.G. Ernst.

    A collection of 40 papers by experts in geology, geophysics, seismology and plate tectonics.

    SIGNED by Noted Geologist ROBERT G. COLEMAN on the front free endpaper. R.G. Coleman co-authored of one of the papers in this book, titled: "Tectonic and Regional Metamorphic Framework of the Klamath Mountains and Adjacent Coast Ranges, California and Oregon".

    Published by Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1988. First Edition, with the number line starting at 1. ISBN 10: 0135777194; ISBN 13: 978-0135777190.

    Hardcover Book, no dustjacket as issued, gilt titling on the front cover and spine, xii, 1153 pages. Illustrated with graphs, tables, charts and maps.

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    METAMORPHISM and CRUSTAL EVOLUTION of the WESTERN UNITED STATES. Volume VII in the Rubey Colloquium Series. Edited by W.G. Ernst.

    A collection of 40 papers by experts in geology, geophysics, seismology and plate tectonics.

    SIGNED by Noted Geologist ROBERT G. COLEMAN on the front free endpaper. R.G. Coleman co-authored of one of the papers in this book, titled: "Tectonic and Regional Metamorphic Framework of the Klamath Mountains and Adjacent Coast Ranges, California and Oregon".

    Published by Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1988. First Edition, with the number line starting at 1. ISBN 10: 0135777194; ISBN 13: 978-0135777190.

    Hardcover Book, no dustjacket as issued, gilt titling on the front cover and spine, xii, 1153 pages. Illustrated with graphs, tables, charts and maps.

    VERY GOOD condition, a few finger smudges to the inner pages, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very presentable copy.

    Rare SIGNED copy of an important earth sciences reference work.

    About ROBERT G. COLEMAN, who SIGNED this copy (from the National Academy of Sciences website):

    ******Robert Coleman, b.1923 d.2020, an internationally recognized geologic field mapper and geochemical mineralogist-petrologist, made enormous contributions to scientists knowledge of the geologic evolution of contractional continental-margin subduction zones and to the genesis of the ocean-floor-to-upper-mantle lithosphere (that is, ophiolites-sections of Earth's oceanic crust that have been thrust onto the edges of island arcs and continental margins). During four decades of studying the origin and geologic history of western California and southwestern Oregon, Coleman rose to become a world authority on circumpacific tectonics, petrogenesis of the oceanic lithosphere, and the petrotectonics of Alpine-Tethyan convergent suture zones, chiefly in central and eastern Asia. His Ph.D. thesis on the New Idria (central California) Mineral District was a classic work documenting protrusion, diapiric ascent, of a large, low-density ultramafic complex. Coleman received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1957. During his doctoral studies, he also worked for the Atomic Energy Commission and in 1954 joined the staff of the U.S. Geological Survey. Departing the USGS in 1982, he became a professor at Stanford until his retirement from academia in 1993, after which he continued productive research until virtually his dying day.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy 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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  • THEORETICAL AND APPLIED SEISMOLOGY re: JAPANESE EARTHQUAKES & TECTONICS 1937 by AKITUNE IMAMURA / AKITSUNE IMAMURA THEORETICAL AND APPLIED SEISMOLOGY re: JAPANESE EARTHQUAKES & TECTONICS 1937
    AKITUNE IMAMURA / AKITSUNE IMAMURA

    THEORETICAL AND APPLIED SEISMOLOGY, by noted Japanese Seismologist AKITUNE IMAMURA (aka AKITSUNE IMAMURA). Imamura anticipated the theory of Plate Tectonics, and predicted the Great Kanto earthquake that devastated Tokyo and killed over 100,000 people. The work is considered a pre WWII classic in the field. Translated from the Japanese.

    Hardcovers, no dustjacket as issued, 6x9 inches, 358 pages.

    Illustrated with drawings, graphs, charts, maps and photographs.

    Published by Maruzen Co., Tokyo, 1937. There is a small Japanese label on the front free endpaper that indicates this book was originally from a Shirokiya store, perhaps in Edo, Japan (search Shirokiya Wikipedia).

    GOOD condition, general light signs of handling and use, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, nice…

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    THEORETICAL AND APPLIED SEISMOLOGY, by noted Japanese Seismologist AKITUNE IMAMURA (aka AKITSUNE IMAMURA). Imamura anticipated the theory of Plate Tectonics, and predicted the Great Kanto earthquake that devastated Tokyo and killed over 100,000 people. The work is considered a pre WWII classic in the field. Translated from the Japanese.

    Hardcovers, no dustjacket as issued, 6x9 inches, 358 pages.

    Illustrated with drawings, graphs, charts, maps and photographs.

    Published by Maruzen Co., Tokyo, 1937. There is a small Japanese label on the front free endpaper that indicates this book was originally from a Shirokiya store, perhaps in Edo, Japan (search Shirokiya Wikipedia).

    GOOD condition, general light signs of handling and use, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, nice copy.

    About AKITSUNE IMAMURA (from Wikipedia):

    ******Akitsune Imamura, b.1870 d.1948, was a Japanese seismologist. He studied at the Imperial University of Tokyo. In 1899, in anticipation of the later theory of plate tectonics, he argued that the tsunami that struck the Sanriku coast of Honshu island in 1896 (known as the Meiji Sanriku tsunami) had been triggered by movements of the earth's crust under the sea. In a paper written in 1905, he predicted that a major earthquake would hit the Kanto region around Tokyo within 50 years and kill over 100,000 people, and advocated that measures be taken. His worries materialized when the Great Kanto earthquake devastated Tokyo in 1923, claiming more than 100,000 victims. In 1939, while working for the Seismological Observatory of Tokyo University, Imamura made a reconstruction of Zhang Heng's seismoscope (132 CE), considered to have been the first such device ever made.******

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  • BERNARD PRETTY PURDIE Famous Drummer LET THE DRUMS SPEAK! **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** by Bernard "Pretty" Purdie BERNARD PRETTY PURDIE Famous Drummer LET THE DRUMS SPEAK! **SIGNED & INSCRIBED**
    Bernard "Pretty" Purdie

    LET THE DRUMS SPEAK! The Life Story Of The World's Most Recorded Drummer, BERNARD "PRETTY" PURDIE.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6x9.5 inches, 256 pages plus 14 pages of photographs.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by PURDIE on the front free endpaper: "To Chris / Peace & Love always & enjoy my book / Bernard Pretty Purdie (signed) / 2015".

    Published by Pretty Media, Allenwood, New Jersey, 2014. First edition.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book in a NEAR FINE dustjacket, just slight signs of handling.

    From the rear dj flap: ""Drummer, musician, producer, arranger and musical director, Bernard Purdie can be proud of a discography of over 3,000 recordings. From his first recordings with King Curtis and Aretha Franklin to later sessions with…

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    LET THE DRUMS SPEAK! The Life Story Of The World's Most Recorded Drummer, BERNARD "PRETTY" PURDIE.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6x9.5 inches, 256 pages plus 14 pages of photographs.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by PURDIE on the front free endpaper: "To Chris / Peace & Love always & enjoy my book / Bernard Pretty Purdie (signed) / 2015".

    Published by Pretty Media, Allenwood, New Jersey, 2014. First edition.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book in a NEAR FINE dustjacket, just slight signs of handling.

    From the rear dj flap: ""Drummer, musician, producer, arranger and musical director, Bernard Purdie can be proud of a discography of over 3,000 recordings. From his first recordings with King Curtis and Aretha Franklin to later sessions with Larry Coryell, Miles Davis, Hall & Oates, Al Kooper, Herbie Mann, Todd Rundgren, Steely Dan, Cat Stevens, BB King, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, the Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker and countless others, his definitive style has anchored sessions on some of the greatest songs of the modern era. His grooves have been sampled, cut and pasted on dance tracks and his groove is sought after in all genres of jazz, soul and funk. He is now a reference point in the basics of modern drumming with the innovation of the Purdie Shuffle, which was the inspiration behind Jeff Porcaro's Rosanna, a fusion of Purdie s Shuffle and John Bonham's Fool In The Rain."

    From Wikipedia: "Bernard Lee "Pretty" Purdie (born June 11, 1939) is an American drummer, and an influential R&B, soul and funk musician. He is known for his precise musical time keeping and his signature use of triplets against a half-time backbeat: the "Purdie Shuffle." He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013.

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  • BRIDGES OF NAPA COUNTY "The County of Stone Bridges" ILLUSTRATED with Details on 400 BRIDGES Limited to only 50 Copies by Al Edmister BRIDGES OF NAPA COUNTY "The County of Stone Bridges" ILLUSTRATED with Details on 400 BRIDGES Limited to only 50 Copies
    Al Edmister

    BRIDGES OF NAPA COUNTY "The COUNTY of STONE BRIDGES", by Al Edmister.

    Documents 400 bridges of Napa County.

    Published by Stone Bridge Productions, Napa, California, September 2008. First (and only) Edition. Limited to just 50 copies, as stated on the first page. This copy is unnumbered. (Al Edminster, the author, died on November 1, 2008, just weeks after his book was published.)

    Softcovers, 8.5x11 inches, approximately 400 total pages (pages are numbered by chapter).

    Fully illustrated with b&w photographs, plus some maps and drawings.

    NEAR FINE condition, a few light signs of handling to the covers, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked, with a smooth spine and an unread look and feel.

    Al Edmister's "Bridges of Napa County"…

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    BRIDGES OF NAPA COUNTY "The COUNTY of STONE BRIDGES", by Al Edmister.

    Documents 400 bridges of Napa County.

    Published by Stone Bridge Productions, Napa, California, September 2008. First (and only) Edition. Limited to just 50 copies, as stated on the first page. This copy is unnumbered. (Al Edminster, the author, died on November 1, 2008, just weeks after his book was published.)

    Softcovers, 8.5x11 inches, approximately 400 total pages (pages are numbered by chapter).

    Fully illustrated with b&w photographs, plus some maps and drawings.

    NEAR FINE condition, a few light signs of handling to the covers, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked, with a smooth spine and an unread look and feel.

    Al Edmister's "Bridges of Napa County" is considered the definitive work on the subject. Printed in an edition of only 50 copies, this book has become almost impossible to find. WorldCat does not list any holdings. Reportedly a copy is held at the Napa Valley Firefighters' Museum, Napa Landmark Society, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation of San Francisco.

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  • 8 Original Draft Screenplays of THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING 1964-1973 a Film Masterpiece by JOHN HUSTON based on the Novel by RUDYARD KIPLING by John Huston, Gladys Hill, Anthony Veiller, Rudyard Kipling 8 Original Draft Screenplays of THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING 1964-1973 a Film Masterpiece by JOHN HUSTON based on the Novel by RUDYARD KIPLING
    John Huston, Gladys Hill, Anthony Veiller, Rudyard Kipling

    EIGHT DRAFT SCREENPLAYS of JOHN HUSTON'S FILM THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING. The eight screenplays include a 1964 CARBON TYPESCRIPT with HAND CORRECTIONS by ANTHONY VEILLER and JOHN HUSTON, and SEVEN DRAFT SCREENPLAYS from different versions of the John Huston masterpiece, including a Copy of the Co-Screenwriter, Gladys Hill, with some hand corrections.

    The typescript screenplay consists of loose pages held in a gray paper folder. The seven other screenplays all have colored paper covers, photocopied inner pages (photocopying was how early screenplays were quickly produced and delivered to actors, directors, and others involved in a film), and are bound with two brass brads.

    GOOD Condition: All the screenplays show light signs of handling and wear, the cover…

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    EIGHT DRAFT SCREENPLAYS of JOHN HUSTON'S FILM THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING. The eight screenplays include a 1964 CARBON TYPESCRIPT with HAND CORRECTIONS by ANTHONY VEILLER and JOHN HUSTON, and SEVEN DRAFT SCREENPLAYS from different versions of the John Huston masterpiece, including a Copy of the Co-Screenwriter, Gladys Hill, with some hand corrections.

    The typescript screenplay consists of loose pages held in a gray paper folder. The seven other screenplays all have colored paper covers, photocopied inner pages (photocopying was how early screenplays were quickly produced and delivered to actors, directors, and others involved in a film), and are bound with two brass brads.

    GOOD Condition: All the screenplays show light signs of handling and wear, the cover of one screenplay is pulling from its binding brads, there is a dime size stain to the margin of a couple pages of the carbon typescript, overall all the pages of the drafts are complete, bright, clean and clear.

    Here is a description of the draft screenplays:

    A 1964 Carbon Typescript by Anthony Veiller and John Huston. A handwritten notation at the top of the first page reads: "Revised T.V. & J.H. (Anthony Veiller and John Huston) Feb 22 1964". Consists of 169 loose carbon typescript pages. There are HAND CORRECTIONS here and there throughout, mostly the change or addition of a word or two, the striking out of a line or two, etc. About half the pages have the initials A.V. typed in the upper left corner. Anthony Veiller was hired early on by John Huston to be a screenwriter for the film, but was later replaced.

    Gladys Hill's copy of a draft screenplay, undated but circa 1973. Gladys Hill was the co-screenwriter for the final film, along with John Huston. Signed at the top of the front cover "Gladys Hill / Los Angeles" There are some small corrections/changes presumably in her hand (I counted ten). 129 photocopied pages.

    A draft screenplay exactly like Gladys Hill's copy (same cover, pages, etc.), but without her name or marks. This copy has a duplicate front cover. 129 photocopied pages.

    A screenplay with most pages dated October 18, 1973, in the upper left corner, but with some Yellow Revision Pages dated 7/3/74, 7/5/74 and 7/13/74. Written in pencil on the front cover is: "To / John Veitch". John Veitch was a film producer. Apparently he was not involved with The Man Who Would Be King. Perhaps at one time he was being considered for one role or another. The cover of this copy has "The Man Who Would Be King" written on it in black felt pen, and has torn away from its bottom brass brad. 125 photocopied pages

    Four draft screenplays that appear to be the same version, all with "JH & GH / Oct. 18, 1973" typed in the upper left corner of the inner pages. Each with 125 photocopied pages.

    A wonderful, well maintained set of eight drafts of THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, a film that took John Huston 20+ years to bring to the screen.

    Scarce, especially so with the Carbon Typescript with Hand Corrections, and Gladys Hill's copy with corrections.

    About THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING (from Wikipedia):

    ******John Huston was determined to make a movie based on Rudyard Kipling's story The Man Who Would Be King, and he never gave up. He first tried to get it launched in 1952, with his friend Humphrey Bogart and the superstar Clark Gable. But the Bogart/Gable film never materialized. Bogart got sick in the mid 1950s and passed away in 1957, and then Gable passed away in 1960 right after making Huston's film The Misfits.

    Huston then pursued making the movie in the early 1960s with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas, with Anthony Veiller as the screenwriter, but that film also never materialized.

    In 1973, Huston revived the idea once again, and finally, in 1975, more than 20 years after it was first conceived, the John Huston film was released.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These eight scripts will require substantial additional shipping charges.

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  • INGMAR BERGMAN **HAND SIGNED** Autobiography THE MAGIC LANTERN First English Edition by Ingmar Bergman INGMAR BERGMAN **HAND SIGNED** Autobiography THE MAGIC LANTERN First English Edition
    Ingmar Bergman

    THE MAGIC LANTERN, an Autobiography by INGMAR BERGMAN.

    HAND SIGNED by INGMAR BERGMAN on the title page.

    Published by Hamish Hamilton, London, 1988. First English edition.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5.5x9.5 inches, 312 pages. Illustrated with 16 pages of b&w photographs.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, sharp, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that shows wear at the spine ends and corner tips, and some light creasing to the edges, but is bright and solid, and retains its original £14.95 price at the bottom of the front flap.

    RARE SIGNED AUTOBIOGRAPHY by one of the Greatest Film Directors Ever, Ingmar Bergman.

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  • 1936 Genealogy STELLA NEBRASKA High School Yearbook with LIST of ALUMNI 1889-1935 by Senior Class of Stella High School 1936 Genealogy STELLA NEBRASKA High School Yearbook with LIST of ALUMNI 1889-1935
    Senior Class of Stella High School

    1936 Yearbook of STELLA HIGH SCHOOL, STELLA, NEBRASKA. "ECHOES OF STELLA". Has actual 3x5 inch b&w photographs for each of the classes mounted with photo corners.

    Includes essays about the school, students, teachers, activities, sports, etc.

    What makes this a GENEALOGY TREASURE is that there is an 8 page section that lists all the ALUMNI of STELLA HIGH SCHOOL from 1889-1935. Being a small town, this list basically covers many of its early residents, their names, and where they are now. A previous owner has added additional details by some of the names, e.g. "died 1952".

    Paper wrappers, cord tied, inner pages side stapled. Inner pages are 8.5x11 inch and the wrappers over hang them, 48 unnumbered pages printed on…

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    1936 Yearbook of STELLA HIGH SCHOOL, STELLA, NEBRASKA. "ECHOES OF STELLA". Has actual 3x5 inch b&w photographs for each of the classes mounted with photo corners.

    Includes essays about the school, students, teachers, activities, sports, etc.

    What makes this a GENEALOGY TREASURE is that there is an 8 page section that lists all the ALUMNI of STELLA HIGH SCHOOL from 1889-1935. Being a small town, this list basically covers many of its early residents, their names, and where they are now. A previous owner has added additional details by some of the names, e.g. "died 1952".

    Paper wrappers, cord tied, inner pages side stapled. Inner pages are 8.5x11 inch and the wrappers over hang them, 48 unnumbered pages printed on one side only.

    GOOD condition: The wrappers are worn and tearing at the edges where they overhang the inner pages; internally nice, the pages are just lightly toned, a couple pages have offsetting, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear.

    We will be having a pop quiz on Stella, Nebraska. It will account for 90% of your grade. Better study up.

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  • 1565 CICERO Sententiae Insigniores + ISOCRATES Oratoris Philosophi Clarissimi by CICERONIS / CICERO and ISOCRATIS / ISOCRATES 1565 CICERO Sententiae Insigniores + ISOCRATES Oratoris Philosophi Clarissimi
    CICERONIS / CICERO and ISOCRATIS / ISOCRATES

    M. Tullii CICERONIS (Marcus Tullius CICERO): SENTENTIAE INSIGNIORES, ET PIA APOPHTHEGMATA...

    [bound together with]:

    ISOCRATIS Atheniensis (ISOCRATES): ORATORIS & PHILOSOPHI CLARISSIMI...

    Publisher: VENETIIS (VENICE): Apud Nicolaum Beuilacquam, 1565 [and] 1569.

    Two works in one. CICERONIS: [48], 504 pages; ISOCRATES: 33 pages, Bound in hardcovers, later leather-backed marbled boards, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, speckled edges. (12mo) 3x5 inches (7x12.5 cm). Illustrated with a printer's device on each of the two title pages, and some engraved title letters.

    The first volume is a collection of half a dozen compilations of classical aphorisms of Cicero, mostly compiled by Petrus Lagnerius, edited by Bogarutius a` Bogarutiis.

    The short 33 page work of ISOCRATES at the rear is ESPECIALLY…

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    M. Tullii CICERONIS (Marcus Tullius CICERO): SENTENTIAE INSIGNIORES, ET PIA APOPHTHEGMATA...

    [bound together with]:

    ISOCRATIS Atheniensis (ISOCRATES): ORATORIS & PHILOSOPHI CLARISSIMI...

    Publisher: VENETIIS (VENICE): Apud Nicolaum Beuilacquam, 1565 [and] 1569.

    Two works in one. CICERONIS: [48], 504 pages; ISOCRATES: 33 pages, Bound in hardcovers, later leather-backed marbled boards, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, speckled edges. (12mo) 3x5 inches (7x12.5 cm). Illustrated with a printer's device on each of the two title pages, and some engraved title letters.

    The first volume is a collection of half a dozen compilations of classical aphorisms of Cicero, mostly compiled by Petrus Lagnerius, edited by Bogarutius a` Bogarutiis.

    The short 33 page work of ISOCRATES at the rear is ESPECIALLY SCARCE.

    Condition: Scattered faint foxing, small area of worming to last four leaves with minimal loss to text, first title page has some paper repairs, previous owner's signature at the bottom of the front free endpaper, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • 1837 ENCYCLOPÉDIE DES ÉCHECS **FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK on CHESS OPENINGS** Paris RARE by Aaron Alexandre 1837 ENCYCLOPÉDIE DES ÉCHECS **FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK on CHESS OPENINGS** Paris RARE
    Aaron Alexandre

    ENCYCLOPÉDIE DES ÉCHECS ou Résumé Comparatif en Tableaux Synoptiques des Meilleurs Ouvrages Écrits sur Ce Jeu par les Auteurs Français et Étrangers, tant Anciens que Modernes, Mis à l'Usage de Toutes les Nations par le Langage Universel des Chiffres. Par A. Alexandre.

    (ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHESS or Comparative Summary in Synoptic Tables of the Best Works Written on This Game by French and Foreign Authors, both Ancient and Modern, Made Available to all Nations by the Universal Language of Numbers. By Aaron Alexandre.)

    PARIS:: Chez d'Urtubie, 1837.

    Hardcovers, large oblong format 18x12 inches (30x45 cm), cloth covered spine and corner and marbled paper covered boards, approximately 106 unnumbered. Pasted on a blank front endpaper is the mounted printed paper frontispiece. Contains…

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    ENCYCLOPÉDIE DES ÉCHECS ou Résumé Comparatif en Tableaux Synoptiques des Meilleurs Ouvrages Écrits sur Ce Jeu par les Auteurs Français et Étrangers, tant Anciens que Modernes, Mis à l'Usage de Toutes les Nations par le Langage Universel des Chiffres. Par A. Alexandre.

    (ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHESS or Comparative Summary in Synoptic Tables of the Best Works Written on This Game by French and Foreign Authors, both Ancient and Modern, Made Available to all Nations by the Universal Language of Numbers. By Aaron Alexandre.)

    PARIS:: Chez d'Urtubie, 1837.

    Hardcovers, large oblong format 18x12 inches (30x45 cm), cloth covered spine and corner and marbled paper covered boards, approximately 106 unnumbered. Pasted on a blank front endpaper is the mounted printed paper frontispiece. Contains 51 tables of chess openings. Text in English, French, Italian and German.

    Condition: The covers are rubbed and worn through at places along their edges, the front spine fold has split but the front cover is still holding, the spine covering is fraying at its ends but complete, the inner pages have some toning and scattered foxing but remain bright and clear. There is an elegant previous owner's signature at the upper corner of the title page (Philippe de Caune fils?) and there are a couple relevant lines of text written on the upper margin of the last page. Overall, a complete, solid, presentable copy.

    VERY RARE chess book, the first to survey chess openings. It was Aaron Alexandre's first and most important work.

    About the author AARON ALEXANDRE (from Wikipedia):

    ******Aaron (Albert) Alexandre (b. circa 1765 in Hohenfeld, Franconia; d.1850 in London, England) was a German-French-English chess player and writer.

    Aaron Alexandre, a Bavarian trained as a rabbi, arrived in France in 1793. At first, he worked as a German teacher and as an inventor. Eventually, chess became his primary occupation. He tried to make a complete survey of chess openings, publishing his findings as the Encyclopédie des Échecs (Encyclopedia of Chess, Paris, 1837). In this book, he used the algebraic notation and the castling symbols 0-0 and 0-0-0. In 1838, he won a match against Howard Staunton in London. Alexandre was one of the operators of the fake chess playing machine known as the Turk.******

    INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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  • WAYNE THIEBAUD: PRINTS and WORKS ON PAPER from HIS PRIVATE STUDIO Christie's WAYNE THIEBAUD: PRINTS and WORKS ON PAPER from HIS PRIVATE STUDIO Christie's

    THIEBAUD FROM THIEBAUD: PRINTS and WORKS ON PAPER from the PRIVATE STUDIO of WAYNE THIEBAUD.

    Christie's Auction Catalogue for the Auction that took place in New York on September 29, 2016.

    An amazing collection of Thiebaud Prints and Art Works On Paper that came directly from his private art studio.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 6.5x8.5 inches, 163 pages.

    97 lots, each fully described and illustrated.

    This AUCTION CATALOG is in FINE, UNUSED condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    An important and wonderful reference to Wayne Thiebaud.

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  • 13th Century MANUSCRIPT CHESS PROBLEMS Finely Bound Limited Edition FLORENCE, ITALY 1910 by Edited by James F. Magee 13th Century MANUSCRIPT CHESS PROBLEMS Finely Bound Limited Edition FLORENCE, ITALY 1910
    Edited by James F. Magee

    GOOD COMPANION (BONUS SOCIUS): XIIIth CENTURY MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION OF CHESS PROBLEMS to which is added a short narrative of Jacobus Cessolis and the two French champions Philidor and La Bourdonnai. Edited by James F. Magee.

    ILLUSTRATED with a COLOR FRONTISPIECE and 38 REPRODUCTIONS taken from the ORIGINAL 13th CENTURY MANUSCRIPT on 27 PLATES, mostly double-page, 1 folding. Beautifully printed plates.

    Published in FLORENCE, ITALY: Printed by the Tipografia Giuntina under the Direction of L. Franceschini, 1910. Second Edition (first published in 1663).

    Copy 239 of a Limited Edition. "Only a limited number of volumes of this edition has been printed. This book is No. 239".

    Contains reproductions of the Latin chess problems vellum manuscript known as "Bonus Socius" (circa…

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    GOOD COMPANION (BONUS SOCIUS): XIIIth CENTURY MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION OF CHESS PROBLEMS to which is added a short narrative of Jacobus Cessolis and the two French champions Philidor and La Bourdonnai. Edited by James F. Magee.

    ILLUSTRATED with a COLOR FRONTISPIECE and 38 REPRODUCTIONS taken from the ORIGINAL 13th CENTURY MANUSCRIPT on 27 PLATES, mostly double-page, 1 folding. Beautifully printed plates.

    Published in FLORENCE, ITALY: Printed by the Tipografia Giuntina under the Direction of L. Franceschini, 1910. Second Edition (first published in 1663).

    Copy 239 of a Limited Edition. "Only a limited number of volumes of this edition has been printed. This book is No. 239".

    Contains reproductions of the Latin chess problems vellum manuscript known as "Bonus Socius" (circa 13th Century), which is likely based on Jacobus de Cessolis (13th century). The book includes a history and a description of the manuscript, and short biographies of Philidor and La Bourdannais, all with relevant illustrations by James Magee, chess player from Philadelphia.

    A fine printing of the original handwritten vellum work, finely bound in sturdy calf leather covered wooden boards with five brass buttons and metal clasp brackets on both the front and rear covers (the clasp strap is clipped so the book is lacking its locking piece), leather covered spine with gilt titling, top edge gilt, 7x10 inches (17x25.5 cm), 68 numbered pages plus the many unnumbered plates.

    GOOD Condition: Rubbing to edges, spine folds, corner tips and spine ends, the spine covering is chipped for 3/4 inch at the top and a bit at the bottom, and is cracking at places along its folds, but is holding well; internally, the front inner hinge is cracking but holding well, ghost of a label removed from the upper corner of the front pastedown, light foxing to endpapers, mild toning to pages. A solid, complete, very presentable copy.

    RARE 1910 Limited Edition printing in a fine binding.

    Checkmate in the 13th Century.

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  • 1663 OCCULT, CASTING STICKS, PALMISTRY, NUMEROLOGY, ASTROLOGY Text in French "La Chiromance, La Physionomie, Et La Geomance, Avec la Signification des Nombres et l'Usage de la Roue de Pytagore" - ILLUSTRATED with ENGRAVED PLATES by Le Sieur de Peruchio 1663 OCCULT, CASTING STICKS, PALMISTRY, NUMEROLOGY, ASTROLOGY Text in French "La Chiromance, La Physionomie, Et La Geomance, Avec la Signification des Nombres et l'Usage de la Roue de Pytagore" - ILLUSTRATED with ENGRAVED PLATES
    Le Sieur de Peruchio

    LA CHIROMANCE, LA PHYSIONOMIE, ET LA GEOMANCE, avec la Signification des Nombres et l'Usage de la Roue de Pytagore, par Le Sieur de Peruchio.

    (Chiromancy (Palmistry), Physiognomy (Face Reading), and Geomancy (Telling the Future Based on the Throwing of Soil, Sticks, or other natural objects), with the Meaning of Numbers (Numerology) and the Use of the Pythagoras Wheel (Pythagoreanism), by Le Sieur de Peruchio.)

    PARIS: Guillaume de Luyne, 1663. Second edition, as stated at the end of the "Privilege du Roi" prelim pages: "Achevé d'imprimer pour la Seconde fois le 27 Octobre 1663" (Printed for the Second time on 27 October 1663). The first edition was published in 1657.

    Vellum covers, 6.5x8.5 inches (16.5x22 cm). Pagination: [16] 343 pages. Text…

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    LA CHIROMANCE, LA PHYSIONOMIE, ET LA GEOMANCE, avec la Signification des Nombres et l'Usage de la Roue de Pytagore, par Le Sieur de Peruchio.

    (Chiromancy (Palmistry), Physiognomy (Face Reading), and Geomancy (Telling the Future Based on the Throwing of Soil, Sticks, or other natural objects), with the Meaning of Numbers (Numerology) and the Use of the Pythagoras Wheel (Pythagoreanism), by Le Sieur de Peruchio.)

    PARIS: Guillaume de Luyne, 1663. Second edition, as stated at the end of the "Privilege du Roi" prelim pages: "Achevé d'imprimer pour la Seconde fois le 27 Octobre 1663" (Printed for the Second time on 27 October 1663). The first edition was published in 1657.

    Vellum covers, 6.5x8.5 inches (16.5x22 cm). Pagination: [16] 343 pages. Text in French.

    ILLUSTRATED with a title page vignette, 2 folding engraved plates, 20 full-page engravings in text, a few other small engravings, 6 engraved tables in text, woodcut diagrams, and quite intricate engraved head-pieces, tail-pieces and initial letters.

    Previously owned by a Fitz-Patrick who was apparently a Lord, Earl, or Baron of Upper Ossory. His bookplate is on the inside front cover, loosely mounted with a One Penny King George V Postage Revenue stamp. I do not know which FitzPatrick this is, but you can find the long genealogy of the Lords and Earls of Fitzpatrick on the Internet.

    Condition: The vellum covers have yellowed and are splitting a bit at the spine folds, the rear cover has spotting, water damage and wrinkling; still these full vellum covers are solid and attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts Library way. Internally, the front inner hinge has split but is holding on by several cords, the pages have toned with age but are fully and easily legible, the blank front free endpaper has worming, some small paper repairs, and is coming loose from the binding, the title page and the next few pages have a bit of worming, the title page is trimmed for 3/4 inch at the top (perhaps to remove a previous owner's name) and an old water stain, there is some waterstaining / shorelining to the upper gutter area of some of the pages, the latter pages (especially 325-340 and the endpapers) have water staining / shorelining to their upper area (about 1/3 of the page), the rear blank endpaper has some paper repairs and a few lines written in Latin; otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clear, clean, and fully legible. A presentable copy that is complete including all plates and illustrations. I would consider this over 350 year old book to certainly be in GOOD condition for its age.

    Occult truth straight from the 17th century to you.

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  • 1960 SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, CITY DIRECTORY w/ EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS Genealogy 1960 SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, CITY DIRECTORY w/ EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS Genealogy

    1960 SALT LAKE CITY DIRECTORY. Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens, a Directory of Householders...Including a Complete Street and Avenue Guide...also the Yellow Pages.

    A Directory of every resident of SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH and VICINITY in 1960.

    Published by R. L. Polk & Company, Salt Lake City, 1960. This is an Original, Vintage Directory.

    Hardcovers, cloth covered boards and spine, spine titled in gilt, 8.5x10.5 inches, very thick volume, 1922 total pages (236 Yellow pages + 1336 Directory pages + 350 Directory of Householders and Street Guide pages).

    Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and page edges.

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    1960 SALT LAKE CITY DIRECTORY. Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens, a Directory of Householders...Including a Complete Street and Avenue Guide...also the Yellow Pages.

    A Directory of every resident of SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH and VICINITY in 1960.

    Published by R. L. Polk & Company, Salt Lake City, 1960. This is an Original, Vintage Directory.

    Hardcovers, cloth covered boards and spine, spine titled in gilt, 8.5x10.5 inches, very thick volume, 1922 total pages (236 Yellow pages + 1336 Directory pages + 350 Directory of Householders and Street Guide pages).

    Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and page edges.

    This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a big white S on the spine (obviously denoting Salt Lake City), a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown, and other Sutro and related library ink stamps, labels and marks here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books originally collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home at SFSU the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it's just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time.

    GOOD CONDITION: The covers are bumped and worn through at the corners, have a ding to the front edge of the front cover, have a stiff vertical crease to the spine, and have an S painted on the spine, but are bright and doing their job. The binding is shaky, normal for this very thick volume. Internally, there are ex Sutro and related library marks and labels as noted above, otherwise the inner pages are just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and clear. A used but solid and presentable copy.

    A COMPLETE, ORIGINAL, 1960 SALT LAKE CITY DIRECTORY. A treasure trove of Utah genealogy.

    About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned):

    ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.******

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  • 1734 TREATISE on CLOCKS / Traité des Horloges ILLUSTRATED w/ 27 Fold-Open PLATES - Clock and Watch Making by Jacques Allexandre 1734 TREATISE on CLOCKS / Traité des Horloges ILLUSTRATED w/ 27 Fold-Open PLATES - Clock and Watch Making
    Jacques Allexandre

    TRAITÉ GÉNÉRAL DES HORLOGES, by Jacques Allexandre.

    PARIS: Hippolyte-Louis Guerin & Jacques Guerin, 1734. First Edition. TEXT in FRENCH.

    A wonderfully illustrated treatise on the history and art of making timepieces. At the rear there is a catalog of writers on the subject with a brief account of their principal works.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards, five raised spine bands, gilt decorated spine with brown morocco spine label lettered in gilt, red page edges, marbled endpapers, 5x8 inches (12x20 cm). Pagination: viii, 387, [8] pages;

    ILLUSTRATED with 27 ENGRAVED FOLDING PLATES and 4 folding tables. (Two of the 27 plates are numbered with the same number, namely plates IX and XXIII, so the last plate - which is actually plate…

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    TRAITÉ GÉNÉRAL DES HORLOGES, by Jacques Allexandre.

    PARIS: Hippolyte-Louis Guerin & Jacques Guerin, 1734. First Edition. TEXT in FRENCH.

    A wonderfully illustrated treatise on the history and art of making timepieces. At the rear there is a catalog of writers on the subject with a brief account of their principal works.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards, five raised spine bands, gilt decorated spine with brown morocco spine label lettered in gilt, red page edges, marbled endpapers, 5x8 inches (12x20 cm). Pagination: viii, 387, [8] pages;

    ILLUSTRATED with 27 ENGRAVED FOLDING PLATES and 4 folding tables. (Two of the 27 plates are numbered with the same number, namely plates IX and XXIII, so the last plate - which is actually plate 27 - is numbered XXV.)

    GOOD Condition: Covers are rubbed, worn through at the corners and bottom edges, and chipped at the spine ends, but still solid and attractive. Internally, the pages are age toned, there is scattered light foxing, some plates have edgewear and some edge chipping, not affecting the illustrations, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A complete, very presentable copy.

    This 1734 book is a rare time-piece in its own right.

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