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  • THE STAR-TREADER AND OTHER POEMS SIGNED By CLARK ASHTON SMITH with Presentation Inscription from his MOTHER Fannie Smith by Clark Ashton Smith THE STAR-TREADER AND OTHER POEMS SIGNED By CLARK ASHTON SMITH with Presentation Inscription from his MOTHER Fannie Smith
    Clark Ashton Smith

    THE STAR-TREADER AND OTHER POEMS by Clark Ashton Smith

    Published by A.M. Robertson, San Francisco, California 1912. First edition, second state binding. SIGNED by the author on the half title page, with five corrections in the text in his hand. 2000 copies printed of which approximately 1000 sets of unbound sheets were accidentally destroyed. This is the pioneering science fiction writer's first book. With a 1927 presentation inscription from Clark Ashton Smith's mother Fannie Smith (to whom he dedicated the book) on the ffep. Hardcover, blind-stamped grey paper covered boards, printed paper label on front cover and spine, 7.5" x 5", 99 pages. VERY GOOD Condition: covers have a touch of age toning and some spots of foxing, and a…

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    THE STAR-TREADER AND OTHER POEMS by Clark Ashton Smith

    Published by A.M. Robertson, San Francisco, California 1912. First edition, second state binding. SIGNED by the author on the half title page, with five corrections in the text in his hand. 2000 copies printed of which approximately 1000 sets of unbound sheets were accidentally destroyed. This is the pioneering science fiction writer's first book. With a 1927 presentation inscription from Clark Ashton Smith's mother Fannie Smith (to whom he dedicated the book) on the ffep. Hardcover, blind-stamped grey paper covered boards, printed paper label on front cover and spine, 7.5" x 5", 99 pages. VERY GOOD Condition: covers have a touch of age toning and some spots of foxing, and a touch of wear to the extremities, internally the front and rear free endpapers have off-setting from the pastedown, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Pioneering science fiction writer Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961), a unique master of fantasy, horror and science fiction whose amazingly imaginative genre spanning visions of worlds beyond time and space, combined with his profound understanding of the English language will advance a boundless and inspired continuum of fans and admirers far into the future.

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  • [AFRICAN AMERICAN] THE COOK'S HANDY ANDY 1939 Southern Cookbook in the Pullman Tradition by H. A. TURNER [AFRICAN AMERICAN] THE COOK'S HANDY ANDY 1939 Southern Cookbook in the Pullman Tradition
    H. A. TURNER

    THE COOK'S HANDY ANDY By H. A. TURNER

    A curious, pocket size Southern Cookbook containing recipes that presume a high level of culinary knowledge and are written with ingredients and instructions intermingled. It appears to be written in the Pullman tradition of African American Chefs. Pullman Porters were the Black men who staffed the luxury first class Pullman cars on the railroads for over a century. After emancipation, African American men and women were hired to work in the kitchens of hotels, on Pullman railroad cars, and in restaurants.

    "I have made an earnest effort in this book to offer to the cooks working in the commercial or plain houses, suggestions and ways of preparing the ingredients called for,…

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    THE COOK'S HANDY ANDY By H. A. TURNER

    A curious, pocket size Southern Cookbook containing recipes that presume a high level of culinary knowledge and are written with ingredients and instructions intermingled. It appears to be written in the Pullman tradition of African American Chefs. Pullman Porters were the Black men who staffed the luxury first class Pullman cars on the railroads for over a century. After emancipation, African American men and women were hired to work in the kitchens of hotels, on Pullman railroad cars, and in restaurants.

    "I have made an earnest effort in this book to offer to the cooks working in the commercial or plain houses, suggestions and ways of preparing the ingredients called for, in simple, quick, wholesome styles. Yours truly, H. A. Turner"

    Published by H. A. Turner Book Shop, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1939. Revised edition, originally published 1932. Softcover, textured black cloth over flexible card, 6.25" x 3.5", 240 pages. VERY GOOD CONDITION: lightly used and light fore-edge shorelining, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce. The OCLC shows only one copy in collections worldwide. A pocket compendium with well over 1500 recipes. From Potted Heart and Battered Brains to Pecan Pies and Croquettes of Beef, Frog Legs, Lobsters and Geese, to Fried Fish Shanghai Style, Ravioli Italian Style, Veal Hash O'Brien, Tacos, Creole Sandwiches, and pages of Sauces. These recipes are written for the accomplished chef who has definitely mastered their craft.

    "BATTERED HEART - Cut slices of boiled heart, dip them in batter, fry in hot grease. Serve with onion tomato sauce, pickle sauce, horseradish sauce, vinaigrette vegetable sauce, cheese brown sauce, cheese brown sauce, cheese tomato sauce, mustard sauce, hot slaw, fried sauerkraut kraut, etc"

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  • THE STORY ABOUT PING First Edition 1ST PRINTING Vintage 1933 Hardcover Dustjacket by Marjorie Flack THE STORY ABOUT PING First Edition 1ST PRINTING Vintage 1933 Hardcover Dustjacket
    Marjorie Flack

    THE STORY ABOUT PING by Marjorie Flack and Illustrated by Kurt Wiese

    Published by Viking Press, New York, 1933. First Printing (three-line copyright on title page) in the First Printing dustjacket with coupon on rear flap and $1.00 price. Hardcover, black cloth spine over pictorial paper boards, 9" x 7", 32 unpaginated pages, beautiful color illustrations throughout, in original matching dustjacket. VERY GOOD Condition book: with a trace of shelfwear, and light edge and corner-tip wear, internally a penned 1933 Christmas inscription on the front pastedown, and a touch of age toning, overall a lovely copy, tight, bright and clean. In a GOOD PLUS un-clipped dustjacket that has some shelfwear, some age toning, a chip at the top of the…

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    THE STORY ABOUT PING by Marjorie Flack and Illustrated by Kurt Wiese

    Published by Viking Press, New York, 1933. First Printing (three-line copyright on title page) in the First Printing dustjacket with coupon on rear flap and $1.00 price. Hardcover, black cloth spine over pictorial paper boards, 9" x 7", 32 unpaginated pages, beautiful color illustrations throughout, in original matching dustjacket. VERY GOOD Condition book: with a trace of shelfwear, and light edge and corner-tip wear, internally a penned 1933 Christmas inscription on the front pastedown, and a touch of age toning, overall a lovely copy, tight, bright and clean. In a GOOD PLUS un-clipped dustjacket that has some shelfwear, some age toning, a chip at the top of the spine, some edge and flap fold wear, pea size droplet stain to front panel, rear panel has a 1" closed edge tear, and a quarter and a dime size stain but remains solid and bright and is protecting the book well.

    A 20th century children's literature classic about an adventurous Chinese duckling who lives on a houseboat on the Yangtze River in Peking. Adapted into a film in 1955.

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  • Vintage TRADE CATALOGUE 1952 Southern Music Company GUITARS Violins MUSICAL Instruments TEXAS C Bruno & Son Vintage TRADE CATALOGUE 1952 Southern Music Company GUITARS Violins MUSICAL Instruments TEXAS C Bruno & Son

    C. BRUNO & SON, Inc., Successors To SOUTHERN MUSIC COMPANY, San Antonio, Texas, CATALOGUE No. 53 [1952-53]

    Published by Southern Music Company, 1100 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas, 1952. First edition, softcover, textured pictorial flexible tan vinyl covers, wire spiral bound, 12.25" x 9", 222 pages, richly illustrated in black & white and color throughout with the full assortment of 1952 musical merchandise available. GOOD Condition: imperfect, lacking 2 leaves (pages 9-12 that consists of 2 pages of Harmony Guitars, 1 page of Wilfer Guitars, and one page of Islander Deluxe Ukuleles), otherwise complete. Covers lightly worn, 1" split at spine-end, overall the Western themed covers are solid and bright. Internally, a former owner's paper label on the front pastedown, his…

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    C. BRUNO & SON, Inc., Successors To SOUTHERN MUSIC COMPANY, San Antonio, Texas, CATALOGUE No. 53 [1952-53]

    Published by Southern Music Company, 1100 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas, 1952. First edition, softcover, textured pictorial flexible tan vinyl covers, wire spiral bound, 12.25" x 9", 222 pages, richly illustrated in black & white and color throughout with the full assortment of 1952 musical merchandise available. GOOD Condition: imperfect, lacking 2 leaves (pages 9-12 that consists of 2 pages of Harmony Guitars, 1 page of Wilfer Guitars, and one page of Islander Deluxe Ukuleles), otherwise complete. Covers lightly worn, 1" split at spine-end, overall the Western themed covers are solid and bright. Internally, a former owner's paper label on the front pastedown, his penned name on the rear pastedown, light shorelining here and there in the upper margins, leaf with pages 1/2 has a quarter size upper margin chip not affecting text, light wear from age and use, and a few loose pages towards the rear, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked, a solid copy of this scarce 1952 trade catalogue.

    Vintage Musical Instruments and Accessories Trade Catalogue from one of the largest members of the National Association of Musical Merchandise Wholesalers in America. Featuring a huge assortment of instruments from various makers including electric guitars, acoustic guitars, Hawaiian guitars, double-neck guitars, Electro Hawaiian guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, amplifiers, accordions, harmonicas, trumpets, French Horns, clarinets, saxophones, bassoon, violins, violas, cellos, bass violins, drums, drum kits, and percussion instruments. Also an extensive selection of music accessories including picks, guitar steels, pegs, music stands, store displays, mutes, mouthpieces, key oil, reeds, woodwind repair shop supplies, instrument stands, batons (twirling and director), strings, bows, rosin, phonograph needles, microphones, pick-ups, drum sticks and more. A fascinating compendium of midcentury music related trade literature.

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  • VINTAGE Levi's Denim Art Contest Catalogue of Winners BOHO HIPPIE Exhibition VINTAGE Levi's Denim Art Contest Catalogue of Winners BOHO HIPPIE Exhibition

    Levi's Denim Art Contest Catalogue of Winners

    Original exhibition catalogue featuring the award winning designs from Levi Strauss & Co.'s national denim art contest held in 1973, produced on the occasion of the traveling museum exhibit first held at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York City in 1974. Published by Baron Wolman / Squarebooks in conjunction with Owens & Company, Mill Valley, CA, 1974. First edition, square format softcover, pictorial wraps, 8" x 8", unpaginated 56 pages, beautifully illustrated with enlarged reproductions of the contest winners original color slides. VERY GOOD Condition: covers have light shelf wear and a tiny red stain on the spine fold, tiny droplet stain on the top edge of the closed book, the inner…

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    Levi's Denim Art Contest Catalogue of Winners

    Original exhibition catalogue featuring the award winning designs from Levi Strauss & Co.'s national denim art contest held in 1973, produced on the occasion of the traveling museum exhibit first held at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York City in 1974. Published by Baron Wolman / Squarebooks in conjunction with Owens & Company, Mill Valley, CA, 1974. First edition, square format softcover, pictorial wraps, 8" x 8", unpaginated 56 pages, beautifully illustrated with enlarged reproductions of the contest winners original color slides. VERY GOOD Condition: covers have light shelf wear and a tiny red stain on the spine fold, tiny droplet stain on the top edge of the closed book, the inner pages are tight bright, clean and unmarked and the spine remains uncreased.

    Held in 1973, the Levi's Denim Art Contest was conceived by the San Francisco public relations firm Owens & Co. The contest drew more than 2,000 entries and the judges included photographer Imogen Cunningham; fashion designer Rudi Gernreich; de Young Museum chief curator Lanier Graham; author and designer Alicia Bay Laurel; textile artist Candace Crockett; and Tom Albright, the art critic at the San Francisco Chronicle.

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  • The Rain In The Trees Poems by W.S. Merwin SIGNED Visionary Environmental Poetry by W.S. MERWIN The Rain In The Trees Poems by W.S. Merwin SIGNED Visionary Environmental Poetry
    W.S. MERWIN

    The Rain In The Trees SIGNED by the Poet W.S. MERWIN on the half title page in black ink.

    Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1988, first paperback edition. Softcover, pictorial wrappers, 9.25" x 6", 78 pages, black & white portrait of the poet on the rear cover. NEAR FINE Condition: tight, bright, clean, unmarked and Merwin's signature is bold and bright.

    William Stanley Merwin (1927-2019) Pulitzer Prize winning poet, American Poet Laureate, Zen Buddhist, and environmentalist whose visionary writings about ecosystems and planetary degradation continue to influence environmental consciousness worldwide.

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  • FUGITIVE TOPOGRAPHY San Francisco in Jell-O SIGNED First Edition Award Winning PHOTOGRAPHY MONOGRAPH by Liz Hickok FUGITIVE TOPOGRAPHY San Francisco in Jell-O SIGNED First Edition Award Winning PHOTOGRAPHY MONOGRAPH
    Liz Hickok

    FUGITIVE TOPOGRAPHY San Francisco in Jell-O HAND SIGNED by the Artist LIZ HICKOK on the title page in black ink.

    Published by Liz Hickok, San Francisco, California, 2010. First edition, softcover, illustrated glossy wrappers, 9.5" x 8", 40 pages, beautifully illustrated throughout with Hickok's amazing images. NEAR FINE Condition: tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    An otherworldly art photography monograph manifesting architectural scenes of San Francisco forged from gelatin. The decaying and luminous portrayals of The City's skyline and famous landmarks are incredibly unique and the attention to detail is uncanny. This is the best artist's impression of San Francisco I've seen in a long time!

    San Francisco photographer and sculptor Liz [Elizabeth P] Hickok created several public art projects including…

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    FUGITIVE TOPOGRAPHY San Francisco in Jell-O HAND SIGNED by the Artist LIZ HICKOK on the title page in black ink.

    Published by Liz Hickok, San Francisco, California, 2010. First edition, softcover, illustrated glossy wrappers, 9.5" x 8", 40 pages, beautifully illustrated throughout with Hickok's amazing images. NEAR FINE Condition: tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    An otherworldly art photography monograph manifesting architectural scenes of San Francisco forged from gelatin. The decaying and luminous portrayals of The City's skyline and famous landmarks are incredibly unique and the attention to detail is uncanny. This is the best artist's impression of San Francisco I've seen in a long time!

    San Francisco photographer and sculptor Liz [Elizabeth P] Hickok created several public art projects including photomurals for UCSF Mission Bay and Google's San Francisco offices and elaborate site-specific installations at Headlands Center for the Arts, the Exploratorium, and New Museum of Los Gatos. Her work has attracted media attention in the New York Times and has been featured on CBS's "The Early Show" as well as NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Talk of the Nation,"and she was the winner of the Food Network award for Best Use of Food as an Art Medium.

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  • Vintage FLY PAN AM TO ITALY 1965 Airline Travel POSTER Amalfi Coast KRONFELD 35" x 44" Vintage FLY PAN AM TO ITALY 1965 Airline Travel POSTER Amalfi Coast KRONFELD 35" x 44"

    In the 1960s Pan American Airlines produced a series of large format promotional travel posters depicting fabulous shots of iconic destinations with bold red and blue text and airplane icon at the bottom stating "Fly Pan Am To . "

    Vintage 1965 FLY PAN AM TO ITALY Poster. From an original photograph taken by long time Pan Am staff photographer Chester "Blackie" Kronfeld who died tragically at the age of 49 while on assignment in the horrific American Airlines plane crash that killed 95 people in New York on March 1, 1962. The poster is marked KRONFELD©PAA in the plate.

    Off-set Color Lithograph, published by [Pan American Airlines], circa 1965, large format 35" x 44", printed on matte paper. VERY…

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    In the 1960s Pan American Airlines produced a series of large format promotional travel posters depicting fabulous shots of iconic destinations with bold red and blue text and airplane icon at the bottom stating "Fly Pan Am To . "

    Vintage 1965 FLY PAN AM TO ITALY Poster. From an original photograph taken by long time Pan Am staff photographer Chester "Blackie" Kronfeld who died tragically at the age of 49 while on assignment in the horrific American Airlines plane crash that killed 95 people in New York on March 1, 1962. The poster is marked KRONFELD©PAA in the plate.

    Off-set Color Lithograph, published by [Pan American Airlines], circa 1965, large format 35" x 44", printed on matte paper. VERY GOOD Condition: light edgewear/creases, small corner-tip crease, light age toning, overall a bright, clean and uncommon 1965 Pan Am advertising poster. Will be shipped safely rolled in a sturdy tube. A striking midcentury poster.

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  • Large Vintage FLY PAN AM TO SPAIN 1965 Airline Travel POSTER Barcelona KRAININ Large Vintage FLY PAN AM TO SPAIN 1965 Airline Travel POSTER Barcelona KRAININ

    In the 1960s Pan American Airlines produced a series of large format promotional travel posters depicting fabulous shots of iconic destinations with bold red and blue text and airplane icon at the bottom stating "Fly Pan Am To . "

    Vintage 1965 FLY PAN AM TO SPAIN Poster. From an original photograph taken by American advertising photographer and Director of Photography at Pan American Airlines Ewing Krainin (1912-2004). The poster is marked KRAININ©PAA in the plate.

    Off-set Color Lithograph, published by [Pan American Airlines], circa 1965, large format 35" x 44", printed on matte paper. VERY GOOD Condition: some edgewear, edge creases and a few tiny edge chips, some small creasing in the bottom margin, and age toning, but overall…

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    In the 1960s Pan American Airlines produced a series of large format promotional travel posters depicting fabulous shots of iconic destinations with bold red and blue text and airplane icon at the bottom stating "Fly Pan Am To . "

    Vintage 1965 FLY PAN AM TO SPAIN Poster. From an original photograph taken by American advertising photographer and Director of Photography at Pan American Airlines Ewing Krainin (1912-2004). The poster is marked KRAININ©PAA in the plate.

    Off-set Color Lithograph, published by [Pan American Airlines], circa 1965, large format 35" x 44", printed on matte paper. VERY GOOD Condition: some edgewear, edge creases and a few tiny edge chips, some small creasing in the bottom margin, and age toning, but overall a bright, clean and uncommon 1965 Pan Am advertising poster. Will be shipped safely rolled in a sturdy tube. A striking midcentury travel poster.

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  • HAND OF A CRAFTSMAN The Woodcut Technique of Gustave Baumann Iconic Western Art First Edition 1ST Printing by David Acton HAND OF A CRAFTSMAN The Woodcut Technique of Gustave Baumann Iconic Western Art First Edition 1ST Printing
    David Acton

    Published by the Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1996, First edition, first printing as indicated by the number line starting at 1. Hardcover in dustjacket, blind-stamped copper brown cloth with embossed silver printing on the spine, 11" x 9.5", 136 pages, color illustrations throughout. NEAR FINE Condition: the book is tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The dustjacket back cover just has light shelf wear, otherwise solid and bright. An excellent art monograph with artist's chronology.

    American printmaker and painter Gustave Baumann (b Germany 1881-1971). A leading pioneer of the color woodcut in 20th century America, Baumann's images of southwestern landscapes and life in the pueblo are icons of American Western art. The ultimate craftsman, he carved…

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    Published by the Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1996, First edition, first printing as indicated by the number line starting at 1. Hardcover in dustjacket, blind-stamped copper brown cloth with embossed silver printing on the spine, 11" x 9.5", 136 pages, color illustrations throughout. NEAR FINE Condition: the book is tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The dustjacket back cover just has light shelf wear, otherwise solid and bright. An excellent art monograph with artist's chronology.

    American printmaker and painter Gustave Baumann (b Germany 1881-1971). A leading pioneer of the color woodcut in 20th century America, Baumann's images of southwestern landscapes and life in the pueblo are icons of American Western art. The ultimate craftsman, he carved his own blocks, mixed the color inks, and printed each plate himself.

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  • SIGNED Henry Evans BOTANICAL PRINTS: With Excerpts from the Artist's Notebooks by Henry Evans SIGNED Henry Evans BOTANICAL PRINTS: With Excerpts from the Artist's Notebooks
    Henry Evans

    HAND SIGNED by the Artist HENRY EVANS on the title page in black ink.

    Published by W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco, [1977]. First edition, first printing, as indicated by the number-line starting at 1. Hardbound in original Publisher's textured sand linen with author's name blind-stamped on the front cover and embossed brick red printing on the rear cover and spine, 12" x 9.25", 64 pages, botanical illustrated endpapers, exquisitely illustrated with 33 full-color plates (full and double page) and 29 b&w plates after Evans distinctive plant portraits. From California poppies to persimmons, eggplants, violets, bitterroot, and shooting stars. All his plants are identified by their common name, Latin binomials, and place of origin. The illustrations portray plants with…

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    HAND SIGNED by the Artist HENRY EVANS on the title page in black ink.

    Published by W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco, [1977]. First edition, first printing, as indicated by the number-line starting at 1. Hardbound in original Publisher's textured sand linen with author's name blind-stamped on the front cover and embossed brick red printing on the rear cover and spine, 12" x 9.25", 64 pages, botanical illustrated endpapers, exquisitely illustrated with 33 full-color plates (full and double page) and 29 b&w plates after Evans distinctive plant portraits. From California poppies to persimmons, eggplants, violets, bitterroot, and shooting stars. All his plants are identified by their common name, Latin binomials, and place of origin. The illustrations portray plants with a range of geographic origins, including Napa Valley (Chenin Blanc Grapes), Castine, Maine (Wild Rose), and the U.C. Berkeley Botanical Garden in Strawberry Canyon (Homeria, elegans). VERY GOOD Condition book: just some spots of foxing to the top edge of the binding, otherwise excellent, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, and Evans signature is bright and clear. In an unprice-clipped dustjacket that is sunned, has edgewear, shelfware, some tiny spots, a closed 1" U shaped tear to the bottom front panel with a clear tape repair on the back, a clear tape repair to rear of top spine-end, but overall remains solid and continues to protect this lovely signed book.

    Henry Evans (1918-1990) San Francisco Bay Area Artist, Illustrator and Printmaker known for his evocative Minimalist Arts & Crafts botanical prints. Evans worked with living plants illustratively capturing their intimate botanical characteristics and natural forms. A major figure in the Bay Area small-press community and with lovers of Botanical Prints and California flora.

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  • The Silmarillion FIRST US Edition FIRST Printing 1st/1st with MAP Broken Type Variant by J.R.R. Tolkien The Silmarillion FIRST US Edition FIRST Printing 1st/1st with MAP Broken Type Variant
    J.R.R. Tolkien

    THE SILMARILLION by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1977 First U.S. Edition, 1st Printing as indicated by the following first printing points - dustjacket price of $10.95; "FIRST PRINTING" and "First American Edition" stated on copyright page and complete number line starting with 1 "W 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1"; this is the broken text variant of the FIRST STATE with loss of text on page 229 (according to Hammond's Tolkien Descriptive Bibliography there are two variants of the first printing, broken text and unbroken text, with no priority); and misprint on page 3 ("Father Giles"). This is NOT a bookclub, there is NO blind stamp on the back board, NO…

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    THE SILMARILLION by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1977 First U.S. Edition, 1st Printing as indicated by the following first printing points - dustjacket price of $10.95; "FIRST PRINTING" and "First American Edition" stated on copyright page and complete number line starting with 1 "W 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1"; this is the broken text variant of the FIRST STATE with loss of text on page 229 (according to Hammond's Tolkien Descriptive Bibliography there are two variants of the first printing, broken text and unbroken text, with no priority); and misprint on page 3 ("Father Giles"). This is NOT a bookclub, there is NO blind stamp on the back board, NO map printed on endpapers, there are many bookclub editions, most have NO price on the inside jacket flap, they have NO ISBN on the jacket's back cover, some have NO red top stain, may be smaller or have different texture/color binding, some have a gutter code. A high percentage of US first editions offered for sale are in fact reprints or bookclub, so beware.

    Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Hardcover in dustjacket, forest green cloth with gold and silver printing on the front cover and spine, red stain to top edge, 9.25" x 8.25", 365 pages plus fold open two color map at the rear. NEAR FINE Condition Book: small bottom corner-tip bump to rear board, and a touch of edgewear, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked, one of the better copies I've seen. The unprice-clipped dustjacket is in GOOD PLUS Condition: lightly age-toned mostly to the spine and top edge, has spine-end/flap-end wear, 1/2" closed tear on rear spine-fold, 1/4" closed tear to front spine-fold, and a small stiff crease to the upper corner of the front panel, overall a bright and presentable original dj that's protecting the book well.

    An epic tale of Middle Earth from before the events of THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

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  • RICHARD WAGNER Opera GOTTERDAMMERUNG SCORE Ring Cycle VINTAGE Music TWO VOLUMES by Richard Wagner RICHARD WAGNER Opera GOTTERDAMMERUNG SCORE Ring Cycle VINTAGE Music TWO VOLUMES
    Richard Wagner

    Götterdämmerung von Richard Wagner

    Published by Ernst Eulenburg, London, Zurich, Mainz, New York, no date circa 1960s, originally published in 1877. English translation by Frederick Jameson. Version Française par Alfred Ernst. Words in German, English and French. Libretto by composer. Miniature study score, EE 6121, reprinted from plate number 27004, in two volumes. Hardbound in textured green cloth with gilt printing on the front cover and spine, top edge with green marbling, 7.5" x 5.25", 1361 pages (volume 1 is 543 pages, volume 2 is 818 pages), sewn in bookmark. VERY GOOD Condition: gilt titling has faded but remains legible, light vertical crease to spine of volume two but text block holding well, former owner's penned name on ffep of…

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    Götterdämmerung von Richard Wagner

    Published by Ernst Eulenburg, London, Zurich, Mainz, New York, no date circa 1960s, originally published in 1877. English translation by Frederick Jameson. Version Française par Alfred Ernst. Words in German, English and French. Libretto by composer. Miniature study score, EE 6121, reprinted from plate number 27004, in two volumes. Hardbound in textured green cloth with gilt printing on the front cover and spine, top edge with green marbling, 7.5" x 5.25", 1361 pages (volume 1 is 543 pages, volume 2 is 818 pages), sewn in bookmark. VERY GOOD Condition: gilt titling has faded but remains legible, light vertical crease to spine of volume two but text block holding well, former owner's penned name on ffep of both volumes, light foxing to the endpapers, inner pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A very good example of this vintage opera score.

    Götterdämmerung is Richard Wagner's (1813-1883) last opera in his epic Ring Cycle. Considered among the most stirring and powerful music ever composed, it loosely follows the Nordic legend of Ragnarök (Twilight of the Gods).

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  • UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT INDEX for Basilius Valentinus's TRIUMPHAL CHARIOT OF ANTIMONY - ALCHEMY, OCCULT UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT INDEX for Basilius Valentinus's TRIUMPHAL CHARIOT OF ANTIMONY - ALCHEMY, OCCULT

    Handwritten Index for Basilius Valentinus' "Triumphal Chariot of Antimony". The index was created at the Paracelsus Research Society. The Index is written in two 8x10 inch spiral notebooks filled with lined paper. The pages are written on one side only. The Index has a total of approximately 100 written pages. Laid into the first notebook is a sheet that briefly describes the Index and it's significance, and commends the student from Christchurch, New Zealand, who compiled the Index for the Society. The Index is undated and place unstated, but likely Australia circa 1980 (the "Collins Spirax" notebooks were made in Australia, .

    GOOD condition, clean, with writing that is clear and legible.

    A unique index to one Basilius Vaentinus's important…

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    Handwritten Index for Basilius Valentinus' "Triumphal Chariot of Antimony". The index was created at the Paracelsus Research Society. The Index is written in two 8x10 inch spiral notebooks filled with lined paper. The pages are written on one side only. The Index has a total of approximately 100 written pages. Laid into the first notebook is a sheet that briefly describes the Index and it's significance, and commends the student from Christchurch, New Zealand, who compiled the Index for the Society. The Index is undated and place unstated, but likely Australia circa 1980 (the "Collins Spirax" notebooks were made in Australia, .

    GOOD condition, clean, with writing that is clear and legible.

    A unique index to one Basilius Vaentinus's important work on alchemy.

    About BASILIUS VALENTINUS (from Wikipedia):

    ******Basilius Valentinus (English: Basil Valentine), ostensibly a 15th century alchemist, possibly Canon of the Benedictine Priory of Saint Peter in Erfurt, Germany but more likely a pseudonym used by one or several 16th century German authors. Modern scholarship suggests that one author was Thölde, but that others were involved. Thölde published the first five books under Valentinus's name.

    Whoever he was, Basilius Valentinus had considerable knowledge of alchemy. The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine is a widely reproduced alchemical book attributed to Valentine, first published in 1599 by Johann Thölde. It contains two parts, the second of which houses the twelve keys. These were accompanied by woodcut engravings from later publications in the early seventeenth century.

    The Triumphal Chariot of Antimony was first published in Germany in 1604 under the title Triumph Wagen Antimonii,******

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  • ALCHEMIST OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS First and Limited Edition 1976 by FRATER ALBERTUS ALCHEMIST OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS First and Limited Edition 1976
    FRATER ALBERTUS

    THE ALCHEMIST OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, by FRATER ALBERTUS.

    Published by the PARACELSUS RESEARCH SOCIETY, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1976. FIRST and LIMITED EDITION, limited to only 500 COPIES, this copy being hand-numbered No. ninety-nine.

    Hardcover book in dustjacket, 6x9 inches, 167 pages.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. In a FAIR dustjacket whose backside has clear tape repairs / reinforcement of what was apparently a long closed tear and some smaller tears; the dustjacket also has scrapes, rubs, and edgewear (see photos); despite its flaws the dj is bright and doing its job well.

    The 1976 First, Limited and Numbered Edition, published during Frater Albertus's lifetime, is quite hard-to-find.

    About FRATER ALBERTUS (from Wikipedia):

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    THE ALCHEMIST OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, by FRATER ALBERTUS.

    Published by the PARACELSUS RESEARCH SOCIETY, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1976. FIRST and LIMITED EDITION, limited to only 500 COPIES, this copy being hand-numbered No. ninety-nine.

    Hardcover book in dustjacket, 6x9 inches, 167 pages.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. In a FAIR dustjacket whose backside has clear tape repairs / reinforcement of what was apparently a long closed tear and some smaller tears; the dustjacket also has scrapes, rubs, and edgewear (see photos); despite its flaws the dj is bright and doing its job well.

    The 1976 First, Limited and Numbered Edition, published during Frater Albertus's lifetime, is quite hard-to-find.

    About FRATER ALBERTUS (from Wikipedia):

    ******Frater Albertus Spagyricus (Albert Richard Riedel), b.1911 d.1984; founder of the Paracelsus Research Society in Salt Lake City, which later evolved into the Paracelsus College. Based on the Paracelsian concept of three essentials, Body, Soul and Spirit, Frater Albertus developed a system of teaching alchemical concepts using the spagyric technique of separation and cohobation. The unique graduated courses allowed students to explore aspects of the vegetable, mineral and animal kingdoms in an understandable and accessible way. After his death in 1984, the college ceased operations in the United States but continued to carry on the tradition in Australia. Frater Albertus had a profound effect on the way Alchemy and particularly the Spagyric method was disseminated and understood in the mid to late 20th century. His works were translated into many languages. He was a Rosicrucian.******

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  • TRANSFERWARE TREASURES - 25 WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS of 19TH-CENTURY TRANSFERWARE POTTERY by EMILY SUTTON by Emily Sutton TRANSFERWARE TREASURES - 25 WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS of 19TH-CENTURY TRANSFERWARE POTTERY by EMILY SUTTON
    Emily Sutton

    TRANSFERWARE TREASURES - 25 WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS of NINETEENTH CENTURY POTTERY by EMILY SUTTON.

    Limited edition of only 250 copies, each SIGNED by the ARTIST, Emily Sutton. FINE-PRINTING from a small, private ENGLISH PRESS, the FLEECE PRESS.

    Published by Fleece Press, Upper Denby, U.K., 2014.

    Hardcover Book in a Slipcase. Pages open accordion style and are printed on one side only. The book measures 9.5x9.5 inches (24x24 cm), and the accordion style inner pages stretch out quite a ways. Illustrated with 25 gorgeous prints of paintings by Emily Sutton of her Transferware Pottery, each print on its own page.

    FINE condition, a beautiful copy.

    From the Publisher:

    ******Emily Sutton has made a series of watercolours of the transferware pottery - plates,…

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    TRANSFERWARE TREASURES - 25 WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS of NINETEENTH CENTURY POTTERY by EMILY SUTTON.

    Limited edition of only 250 copies, each SIGNED by the ARTIST, Emily Sutton. FINE-PRINTING from a small, private ENGLISH PRESS, the FLEECE PRESS.

    Published by Fleece Press, Upper Denby, U.K., 2014.

    Hardcover Book in a Slipcase. Pages open accordion style and are printed on one side only. The book measures 9.5x9.5 inches (24x24 cm), and the accordion style inner pages stretch out quite a ways. Illustrated with 25 gorgeous prints of paintings by Emily Sutton of her Transferware Pottery, each print on its own page.

    FINE condition, a beautiful copy.

    From the Publisher:

    ******Emily Sutton has made a series of watercolours of the transferware pottery - plates, mugs and jugs - found on her dresser. They are a charming set, full of the quaint and fascinating subjects which the Victorians felt appropriate, mostly for the moral benefit of their children. Fleece Press has now published these together in a long accordion-fold book with a slipcase. Emily drew a title page specifically for this book, and signed each of the 250 copies.******

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  • SONGBOOK of HAWAII'S QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI - THE HAWAIIAN QUEEN'S SONGS Hardcover First Edition, Honolulu, 1999 by Dorothy Kahananui Gillet and Barbar Barnard Smith SONGBOOK of HAWAII'S QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI - THE HAWAIIAN QUEEN'S SONGS Hardcover First Edition, Honolulu, 1999
    Dorothy Kahananui Gillet and Barbar Barnard Smith

    THE QUEEN'S SONGBOOK - HER MAJESTY QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI. By Dorothy Kahananui Gillet and Barbar Barnard Smith.

    HONOLULU, HAWAII : Hui Hanai, 1999.

    Hardcovers, red cloth covered boards, gilt design on the front cover and gilt titles on the spine, 9x12 inches, 333 pages.

    VERY GOOD condition, lightly used, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    The sturdy HARDCOVER edition is HARD-to-FIND.

    About the Book (from the Publisher):

    ******Queen Liliuokalani left two major legacies. The first, her lands, have benefited the Hawaiian people through the Liliuokalani Trust and Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center. The second, her music, has brought pleasure to many people of many cultures, and Hui Hanai hopes the publication of The Queen's Songbook will enable others, for generations to come,…

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    THE QUEEN'S SONGBOOK - HER MAJESTY QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI. By Dorothy Kahananui Gillet and Barbar Barnard Smith.

    HONOLULU, HAWAII : Hui Hanai, 1999.

    Hardcovers, red cloth covered boards, gilt design on the front cover and gilt titles on the spine, 9x12 inches, 333 pages.

    VERY GOOD condition, lightly used, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    The sturdy HARDCOVER edition is HARD-to-FIND.

    About the Book (from the Publisher):

    ******Queen Liliuokalani left two major legacies. The first, her lands, have benefited the Hawaiian people through the Liliuokalani Trust and Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center. The second, her music, has brought pleasure to many people of many cultures, and Hui Hanai hopes the publication of The Queen's Songbook will enable others, for generations to come, to draw readily on the musical treasury that the Queen created. Hui Hanai was organized in 1969 to assist in carrying out the objectives of the Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center and to perpetuate the memory of the Queen and her accomplishments. In 1973, it decided that the most meaningful contribution it could make would be to collect and publish the Queen's Songs, and a Songbook Committee authorized by the Hui Hanai Council embarked on the task. Hui Hanai Honolulu, 1999.******

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  • Vintage MONSTER GALLERY Coloring Book Troubador Press 1973 HORROR HIPPIES GEEKS by Leah Waskey Vintage MONSTER GALLERY Coloring Book Troubador Press 1973 HORROR HIPPIES GEEKS
    Leah Waskey

    MONSTER GALLERY

    Published by Troubadour Press, San Francisco, California, 1973, first edition. Illustrated by Mark Savee, Text by Leah Waskey. Oversized softcover, pictorial wraps, side staple bound, 12.5" x 9.75", 32 pages, printed on heavy cardstock, illustrated with 15 portraits of classic monsters from film and folklore including The Fly, Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Godzilla, Cyclops, Werewolf, The Abominable Snowman, Mr. Hyde, Phantom of the Opera, Morlock, Vampire, King Kong, and Bride of Frankenstein. Also includes full page summaries of their stories. CONDITION: the page with King Kong is colored in with crayons, the rest of the book is unmarked and in very good condition (see my photos), the covers have…

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    MONSTER GALLERY

    Published by Troubadour Press, San Francisco, California, 1973, first edition. Illustrated by Mark Savee, Text by Leah Waskey. Oversized softcover, pictorial wraps, side staple bound, 12.5" x 9.75", 32 pages, printed on heavy cardstock, illustrated with 15 portraits of classic monsters from film and folklore including The Fly, Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Godzilla, Cyclops, Werewolf, The Abominable Snowman, Mr. Hyde, Phantom of the Opera, Morlock, Vampire, King Kong, and Bride of Frankenstein. Also includes full page summaries of their stories. CONDITION: the page with King Kong is colored in with crayons, the rest of the book is unmarked and in very good condition (see my photos), the covers have light shelfwear and a few tiny spots, internally the staples have rusted but are holding well, the inner pages are lightly age toned, have some tiny spots of foxing, but otherwise are tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Troubador Press exposed the styles and attitudes of the 1960s to kids in the 1970s and 1980s, bringing horror fans, hippies, geeks, and sci-fi nerds a shared kinship with all the fantastic, epic, idealistic, intellectual, and iconoclastic books they published.

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  • SISTER MARY CORITA KENT Original 1966 Promotional Monograph DAISY WITH ALL THE PETALS YES / Two Heads Really Are Better Than One / Yes. Yes. Yes. / Art D'Eglise by Sister Mary Corita Kent SISTER MARY CORITA KENT Original 1966 Promotional Monograph DAISY WITH ALL THE PETALS YES / Two Heads Really Are Better Than One / Yes. Yes. Yes. / Art D'Eglise
    Sister Mary Corita Kent

    DAISY WITH ALL THE PETALS YES / Two Heads Really Are Better Than One / Yes. Yes. Yes. / Art D'Eglise by SISTER MARY CORITA KENT

    Published by Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, CA, 1966. First edition, softcover, illustrated wrappers, side staple bound, 11.25" x 8.5", 32 pages, off-set printed, profusely illustrated in black & white and color, edition size unknown. A promotional booklet by and about Sister Corita, her art, prints and serigraphs with contributions from various authors including poet Robert Lowell and artist Ben Shahn. GOOD Condition: covers have light foxing and some staining, corner-tip, spine edge wear but remain bright. Internally, the staples are oxidized but holding well, otherwise the inner pages are tight, bright, clean and…

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    DAISY WITH ALL THE PETALS YES / Two Heads Really Are Better Than One / Yes. Yes. Yes. / Art D'Eglise by SISTER MARY CORITA KENT

    Published by Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, CA, 1966. First edition, softcover, illustrated wrappers, side staple bound, 11.25" x 8.5", 32 pages, off-set printed, profusely illustrated in black & white and color, edition size unknown. A promotional booklet by and about Sister Corita, her art, prints and serigraphs with contributions from various authors including poet Robert Lowell and artist Ben Shahn. GOOD Condition: covers have light foxing and some staining, corner-tip, spine edge wear but remain bright. Internally, the staples are oxidized but holding well, otherwise the inner pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A respectable copy of this uncommon Sister Corita Artist Monograph.

    Sister Mary Corita Kent (1918-1986) was the most controversial nun of the 1960s and is one of the most famous Graphic Artists in America. A Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, she ran the Art Department at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles until 1968 when she left the Order to pursue her art.

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  • LEONOR FINI and HER Contemporaries SURREALISM Through The Eyes of WOMEN ARTISTS LEONOR FINI and HER Contemporaries SURREALISM Through The Eyes of WOMEN ARTISTS

    Beautifully produced overview of the SURREALIST ART of LEONOR FINI, with briefer looks at three of her contemporaries, LEONORA CARRINGTON, DOROTHEA TANNING, and STELLA SNEAD.

    Published by the WEINSTEIN GALLERY of San Francisco, 2001. The Weinstein Gallery represents the art of Leonor Fini and the other three artists in this book. Softcover, 8.5"x 11" inches, 64 pages. Includes chronological listings of exhibitions for each of the four artists. lllustrated with numerous reproductions of the surrealist artworks of Fini, as well as some of Carrington, Tanning and Snead. NEAR FINE Condition: tight, bright, clean, unmarked, and the spine remains uncreased, a lovely copy.

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