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  • UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT INDEX for Basilius Valentinus's TRIUMPHAL CHARIOT OF ANTIMONY - ALCHEMY, OCCULT UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT INDEX for Basilius Valentinus's TRIUMPHAL CHARIOT OF ANTIMONY - ALCHEMY, OCCULT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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  • OLD SCHOOL San Francisco MALE PRIVILEGE Secret PACIFIC UNION CLUB BOOK Exclusively Printed For Wealthy Private MEMBERS OLD SCHOOL San Francisco MALE PRIVILEGE Secret PACIFIC UNION CLUB BOOK Exclusively Printed For Wealthy Private MEMBERS

    THE PACIFIC UNION CLUB June 2009: History, Constitution, Bylaws, Rules, Regulations, List of Present and Deceased Members. Privately published by The Pacific Union Club, San Francisco, CA. 2009. First and only printing. Printed exclusively for Pacific Union Club Members in a very limited members only edition. Hardbound in brick red cloth with embossed gilt printing on the front cover and spine, 6.25" x 4.75", 184 pages. NEAR FINE Condition: tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce, none held in OCLC collections worldwide.

    The Pacific Union Club is one of the most ultra exclusive, highly selective, secretive, members only private social clubs in the county. Famously located atop San Francisco's iconic Nob Hill this Crème de la crème of San Francisco elites…

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    THE PACIFIC UNION CLUB June 2009: History, Constitution, Bylaws, Rules, Regulations, List of Present and Deceased Members. Privately published by The Pacific Union Club, San Francisco, CA. 2009. First and only printing. Printed exclusively for Pacific Union Club Members in a very limited members only edition. Hardbound in brick red cloth with embossed gilt printing on the front cover and spine, 6.25" x 4.75", 184 pages. NEAR FINE Condition: tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce, none held in OCLC collections worldwide.

    The Pacific Union Club is one of the most ultra exclusive, highly selective, secretive, members only private social clubs in the county. Famously located atop San Francisco's iconic Nob Hill this Crème de la crème of San Francisco elites was formed in 1881 from a merger between two pioneer social clubs - the Pacific Club (est. 1852) and the Union Club (est. 1854) - it has notably maintained it's Men Only policy for well over a century. The Clubhouse is an historic brownstone mansion built for silver magnate James C. Flood, it survived the 1906 earthquake and fire, was purchased damaged, and leading San Francisco Architect Willis Polk redesigned it as a Clubhouse. The Pacific Union Club is the pinnacle of old school San Francisco power, prestige, and male privilege. Oh and admission fees are over 25K and the waiting list is decades long.

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  • San Francisco Original PACIFIC UNION CLUB EXCLUSIVE Scarce Secret MALE MEMBERS ONLY Publication San Francisco Original PACIFIC UNION CLUB EXCLUSIVE Scarce Secret MALE MEMBERS ONLY Publication

    THE PACIFIC UNION CLUB May 2014: History, Constitution, Bylaws, Rules, Regulations, List of Present and Deceased Members

    Also included is the Pacific Union Club May 2014 Addendum insert, a staple bound 4 leaf pamphlet highlighting governing affairs of the Club including Admission fees and monthly dues.

    Privately published by The Pacific Union Club, San Francisco, CA. 2014 First and only printing. Printed exclusively for Pacific Union Club Members in a very limited members only edition. Hardbound in brick red cloth with embossed gilt printing on the front cover and spine, 6.25" x 4.75", 183 pages. NEAR FINE Condition: tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce, none held in OCLC collections worldwide.

    The Pacific Union Club is one of the most ultra…

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    THE PACIFIC UNION CLUB May 2014: History, Constitution, Bylaws, Rules, Regulations, List of Present and Deceased Members

    Also included is the Pacific Union Club May 2014 Addendum insert, a staple bound 4 leaf pamphlet highlighting governing affairs of the Club including Admission fees and monthly dues.

    Privately published by The Pacific Union Club, San Francisco, CA. 2014 First and only printing. Printed exclusively for Pacific Union Club Members in a very limited members only edition. Hardbound in brick red cloth with embossed gilt printing on the front cover and spine, 6.25" x 4.75", 183 pages. NEAR FINE Condition: tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce, none held in OCLC collections worldwide.

    The Pacific Union Club is one of the most ultra exclusive, highly selective, secretive, members only private social clubs in the county. Famously located atop San Francisco's iconic Nob Hill this Crème de la crème of San Francisco elites was formed in 1881 from a merger between two pioneer social clubs - the Pacific Club (est. 1852) and the Union Club (est. 1854) - it has notably maintained it's Men Only policy for well over a century. The Clubhouse is an historic brownstone mansion built for silver magnate James C. Flood, it survived the 1906 earthquake and fire, was purchased damaged, and leading San Francisco Architect Willis Polk redesigned it as a Clubhouse. The Pacific Union Club is the pinnacle of old school San Francisco power, prestige, and male privilege. Oh and admission fees are over 25K and the waiting list is decades long.

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  • FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOX DESIGNS for CHOCOLATIERS - CATALOG w/ 29 MOUNTED PRINTED BOX TOP EXAMPLES 1906 FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOX DESIGNS for CHOCOLATIERS - CATALOG w/ 29 MOUNTED PRINTED BOX TOP EXAMPLES 1906

    ARTICLES pour CONFISEURS et CHOCOLATIERS - CARTONNAGES FANTAISIES (FANTASY BOXES for CANDIES and CHOCOLATES). CATALOG issued by E. DUMOULINNEUF, Paris, France, 1906.

    Textured (faux leather) paper covers, 6.5x10 inches (16x25 cm) oblong, bound with 2 brass brads, 15 stiff leaves / 30 pages. Each of 29 pages has a mounted portion of a printed candy/chocolate box, showing the illustration and the type of textured card used for that particular box. Quite delicious imagery! Tissue guards are between each leaf. A printed ORDER SHEET is laid-in.

    FAIR condition, the examples have varying degrees of soiling and foxing, wobbliness and some browning to their corner areas from the aging glue on their backsides, and the tissue guards have all browned and are…

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    ARTICLES pour CONFISEURS et CHOCOLATIERS - CARTONNAGES FANTAISIES (FANTASY BOXES for CANDIES and CHOCOLATES). CATALOG issued by E. DUMOULINNEUF, Paris, France, 1906.

    Textured (faux leather) paper covers, 6.5x10 inches (16x25 cm) oblong, bound with 2 brass brads, 15 stiff leaves / 30 pages. Each of 29 pages has a mounted portion of a printed candy/chocolate box, showing the illustration and the type of textured card used for that particular box. Quite delicious imagery! Tissue guards are between each leaf. A printed ORDER SHEET is laid-in.

    FAIR condition, the examples have varying degrees of soiling and foxing, wobbliness and some browning to their corner areas from the aging glue on their backsides, and the tissue guards have all browned and are foxed. There is also a musty smell. NONETHELESS, the examples are all present, and all are quite lovely. The laid in order sheet has toning, soiling, and several folds that are tender, but remains solid and fully legible.

    Rare French Fine Chocolate Box Design Examples from 1906. Chocolate, is there nothing it can't do?

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  • VINTAGE Margaret Keane 12 BIG EYES NOTE CARDS w/ ENVELOPES Sisters of Seville by Margaret Keane VINTAGE Margaret Keane 12 BIG EYES NOTE CARDS w/ ENVELOPES Sisters of Seville
    Margaret Keane

    Twelve Original Margaret Keane Note Cards & Envelopes

    12 Cards, 12 Envelopes, 7" x 5", Blank inside. Printed in 1985 from her 1965 painting "Sisters of Seville." Erroneously attributed to her husband Walter Keane. Published by KEANEYE CO., San Francisco, California, printed in Japan. NEAR FINE CONDITION: as new, I removed one of the cards from the original shrink wrap to photograph it.

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  • 1943 MARION MISSISSIPPI MEN & WOMEN Serving in the ARMY w/ AFRICAN-AMERICANS SEGREGATED to the BACK of the ISSUE 1943 MARION MISSISSIPPI MEN & WOMEN Serving in the ARMY w/ AFRICAN-AMERICANS SEGREGATED to the BACK of the ISSUE

    HONOR ROLL - MARION COUNTY MISSISSIPPI MEN AND WOMEN SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA October 1943.

    An illustrated listing of people from Marion County, Mississippi, serving in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. Published in October 1943, during the war.

    Large format paper publication, side-stapled, 12x17.5 inches, 48 pages. Published by The Columbian-Progress, Columbia, Mississippi, October 11, 1943. First edition.

    Includes 45 pages of Men and Women who were in the Armed Forces. The first 42 pages are all the white men and women. The African-American men are segregated to the last 3 pages at the back (like the back of the bus). Yes, Jim Crow laws and segregationist attitudes were rampant.

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    HONOR ROLL - MARION COUNTY MISSISSIPPI MEN AND WOMEN SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA October 1943.

    An illustrated listing of people from Marion County, Mississippi, serving in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. Published in October 1943, during the war.

    Large format paper publication, side-stapled, 12x17.5 inches, 48 pages. Published by The Columbian-Progress, Columbia, Mississippi, October 11, 1943. First edition.

    Includes 45 pages of Men and Women who were in the Armed Forces. The first 42 pages are all the white men and women. The African-American men are segregated to the last 3 pages at the back (like the back of the bus). Yes, Jim Crow laws and segregationist attitudes were rampant.

    GOOD condition, a horizontal crease where the publication was folded in half, some other creases from handling, general toning to the pages, some soiling especially to the covers, some closed edge tears to the covers and here and there; overall a used, but still a solid, complete copy.

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  • DAVID LANCE GOINES Rare Linocut PERSONAL WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT For David & His Fiancee 1985 by David Lance Goines DAVID LANCE GOINES Rare Linocut PERSONAL WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT For David & His Fiancee 1985
    David Lance Goines

    Original David Lance Goines ephemera, his own unique wedding announcement for his marriage to Edie Sei Ichioka on Sunday, July 14, 1985 at the Joseph Phelps Vineyard's Winery in Saint Helena.

    Quarter fold (French fold) Wedding Announcement Card designed and printed by David Lance Goines with evocative Japanese woodblock inspired color linoleum print on the front, text with illustration and devices printed in two colors inside, and a printers device on rear, 7" x 5", (one sheet of 14" x 10" cream paper folded vertically and again horizontally, printed on one side). NEAR FINE Condition, light corner-tip wear, faint impression of postal cancellation (this was mailed to the recipient, no envelope present), otherwise bright and clean. A rare personal printed…

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    Original David Lance Goines ephemera, his own unique wedding announcement for his marriage to Edie Sei Ichioka on Sunday, July 14, 1985 at the Joseph Phelps Vineyard's Winery in Saint Helena.

    Quarter fold (French fold) Wedding Announcement Card designed and printed by David Lance Goines with evocative Japanese woodblock inspired color linoleum print on the front, text with illustration and devices printed in two colors inside, and a printers device on rear, 7" x 5", (one sheet of 14" x 10" cream paper folded vertically and again horizontally, printed on one side). NEAR FINE Condition, light corner-tip wear, faint impression of postal cancellation (this was mailed to the recipient, no envelope present), otherwise bright and clean. A rare personal printed item, I've never seen another example.

    DAVID LANCE GOINES (1945-2023) pioneering poster artist, political activist, calligrapher, graphic artist, and printer. In 1964, 19 year old Goines was expelled from UC Berkeley after being arrested and jailed for protest leafleting on campus during Berkeley's Free Speech Movement (he was gleefully arrested 14 times during the 1960s). He apprenticed at the radical, era defining Berkeley Free Press, which he acquired in 1971. Here is the chronology of the Press: [Free Speech Movement Press], 1964-1965; Berkeley Free Press, 1965-1967; Saint Hieronymus Press, 1971-2023.

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  • 50++ FINE-PRINTING BROADSIDES, FOLIOS, BOOKLETS & Miscellaneous by Various Sacramento Area Small Press Printers 50++ FINE-PRINTING BROADSIDES, FOLIOS, BOOKLETS & Miscellaneous by Various Sacramento Area Small Press Printers

    ARCHIVE of 50+ Small-Press, Fine-Printing Broadsides, Folios, Booklets, etc. All were printed by various Sacramento region small-press printers as keepsakes for the Sacramento Book Collectors Club. They are from the 1980s and 1990s.

    Includes 22 single sheet broadsides, 20 single-fold printings, 8 booklets, plus a scattering of bookmarks, some unusual book art type keepsakes, and other items related to the S.B.C.C.

    Printers include: Tall Tree Press, Mt. Tam Press, Haunted C&P Press, El Pavo Press, Sylvan Oaks Press, Vince Lozito, Ounce Press, Har-Ma Press, Fractured Press, Press Off Winding Way, Tamalpais Press, Mockingbird Press, Stalwart Sloth Press, John Ohlson, Fred Gunsky, and a few that were probably missed.

    The items are all in VERY GOOD to FINE condition. A lovely…

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    ARCHIVE of 50+ Small-Press, Fine-Printing Broadsides, Folios, Booklets, etc. All were printed by various Sacramento region small-press printers as keepsakes for the Sacramento Book Collectors Club. They are from the 1980s and 1990s.

    Includes 22 single sheet broadsides, 20 single-fold printings, 8 booklets, plus a scattering of bookmarks, some unusual book art type keepsakes, and other items related to the S.B.C.C.

    Printers include: Tall Tree Press, Mt. Tam Press, Haunted C&P Press, El Pavo Press, Sylvan Oaks Press, Vince Lozito, Ounce Press, Har-Ma Press, Fractured Press, Press Off Winding Way, Tamalpais Press, Mockingbird Press, Stalwart Sloth Press, John Ohlson, Fred Gunsky, and a few that were probably missed.

    The items are all in VERY GOOD to FINE condition. A lovely group of small-press limited printings. Perfect for the lover of printing in your life or soul.

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  • SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB 50TH ANNIVERSARY PORTFOLIO + CLUB HISTORIES + More SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB 50TH ANNIVERSARY PORTFOLIO + CLUB HISTORIES + More

    A PORTFOLIO w/ 14 Folios by 14 Small-Press Printers.

    CLUB HISTORIES.

    INCORPORATION & BY-LAWS.

    (1) A PORTFOLIO for THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB. Printed for THE SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB, 1989. LIMITED EDITION of only 125 COPIES.

    Hardcover portfolio case holding 14 loose single-fold FOLIOS printed by 14 SMALL-PRESS PRINTERS from the Sacramento region. The folios describe libraries in the Sacramento, Yolo and San Joaquin counties.

    "Each of the folios in this set recognizes a library in the region, describing the library and telling some of its history, and features one or two interesting books from its collections. Each folio was designed and printed by a club member who uses letterpress methods and is the proprietor…

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    A PORTFOLIO w/ 14 Folios by 14 Small-Press Printers.

    CLUB HISTORIES.

    INCORPORATION & BY-LAWS.

    (1) A PORTFOLIO for THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB. Printed for THE SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB, 1989. LIMITED EDITION of only 125 COPIES.

    Hardcover portfolio case holding 14 loose single-fold FOLIOS printed by 14 SMALL-PRESS PRINTERS from the Sacramento region. The folios describe libraries in the Sacramento, Yolo and San Joaquin counties.

    "Each of the folios in this set recognizes a library in the region, describing the library and telling some of its history, and features one or two interesting books from its collections. Each folio was designed and printed by a club member who uses letterpress methods and is the proprietor of, or has access to, a private press."

    (2) IN THE BEGINNING - The Early Years of the Sacramento Book Collectors Club, by Allan R. Otley. Wrappers, sewn bound, 14 pages. Printed by the Amaranth Press in an edition of 400 copies as a keepsake for the S.B.C.C.,1979. FINE condition.

    (3) THE FIRST HALF CENTURY - The Sacramento Book Collectors Club 1939-1989; with a bibliography of the club's publications. Softcovers, 68 pages. Printed in an edition of 250 copies for the S.B.C.C., 1989. Fine Condition.

    (4) THE SIXTH DECADE - The Sacramento Book Collectors Club 1989-1999, by Vincent J. Lozito. Booklet, 15 pages. Printed by the Haunted C & P Press, 2000. FINE condition.

    (5) Sacramento Book Collectors Club Constitution, By-Laws & Articles of Incorporation, with a list of publications. Booklet, 1968; and another for 1977. Both are in FINE condition.

    PLUS an assortment of other small-press items related to the S.B.C.C.

    Everything is in VERY GOOD to FINE condition.

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  • 1925-29 CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, BROOKLYN, N.Y.- TWO SIGNED REAL ESTATE MORTGAGES by Dayve DeWaltoff, et al 1925-29 CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, BROOKLYN, N.Y.- TWO SIGNED REAL ESTATE MORTGAGES
    Dayve DeWaltoff, et al

    MORTGAGES / LOAN DOCUMENTS for CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. Folded official documents, with signatures, documentary stamps, notary statements, etc.

    TWO DOCUMENTS:

    October 1925 Mortgage Agreement between Congregation B'nai Israel and Williamsburgh Savings Bank. This document is SIGNED by DAYVE DeWALTOFF, then President of the Congregation of B'Nai Israel, and by Simon Abels, John Ginsberg, Bernard Ginsberg, Abram Fisch, Elias Kruchkow, and Charles Goldenberg. There are a number of Documentary Stamps at the top of the front page.

    January 1929 Document assigning the mortgage of Congregation B'nai Israel real estate to Bay RIdge Savings Bank.

    Both mortgage documents are in GOOD condition, they are lightly age toned, have various handwritten marks and notes, otherwise they are solid, bright, clear,…

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    MORTGAGES / LOAN DOCUMENTS for CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. Folded official documents, with signatures, documentary stamps, notary statements, etc.

    TWO DOCUMENTS:

    October 1925 Mortgage Agreement between Congregation B'nai Israel and Williamsburgh Savings Bank. This document is SIGNED by DAYVE DeWALTOFF, then President of the Congregation of B'Nai Israel, and by Simon Abels, John Ginsberg, Bernard Ginsberg, Abram Fisch, Elias Kruchkow, and Charles Goldenberg. There are a number of Documentary Stamps at the top of the front page.

    January 1929 Document assigning the mortgage of Congregation B'nai Israel real estate to Bay RIdge Savings Bank.

    Both mortgage documents are in GOOD condition, they are lightly age toned, have various handwritten marks and notes, otherwise they are solid, bright, clear, and fully legible.

    Interesting historical documents relating to Judaism in Brooklyn in the 1920s.

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  • AFRICAN AMERICAN Pro Golf BLACK SCHOLARSHIP Celebrity Program LEE ELDER 1977 by Herman A. English AFRICAN AMERICAN Pro Golf BLACK SCHOLARSHIP Celebrity Program LEE ELDER 1977
    Herman A. English

    The Herman A. English Golf Classic, Inc. Presents A National Salute To LEE ELDER. Scarce Event Program

    Published by Herman A. English Enterprises, Los Angeles, California, 1977. First edition. Illustrated softcover, side staple bound, 11" x 8.5", 20 pages, illustrated throughout with b&w photographs of the award recipient, celebrity guests and Black Los Angeles business people. Also contains an interesting compendium of Black owned Los Angeles businesses circa 1977. VERY GOOD CONDITION: a touch of light wear, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce. None in OCLC collections worldwide.

    Held at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles to honor Professional African American Golfer Lee Elder with the first annual Herman A. English Humanitarian Award for his service to Black youth…

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    The Herman A. English Golf Classic, Inc. Presents A National Salute To LEE ELDER. Scarce Event Program

    Published by Herman A. English Enterprises, Los Angeles, California, 1977. First edition. Illustrated softcover, side staple bound, 11" x 8.5", 20 pages, illustrated throughout with b&w photographs of the award recipient, celebrity guests and Black Los Angeles business people. Also contains an interesting compendium of Black owned Los Angeles businesses circa 1977. VERY GOOD CONDITION: a touch of light wear, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce. None in OCLC collections worldwide.

    Held at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles to honor Professional African American Golfer Lee Elder with the first annual Herman A. English Humanitarian Award for his service to Black youth through Lee Elder's Scholarship Foundation. It was much harder for Black golfers to go Pro mostly because they couldn't play the great courses that prepare white golfers for competition. College is an important opportunity, and this well attended scholarship event raised a lot of money for young Black college bound golfers.

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  • 1939 WFL DRUMS & DRUM ACCESSORIES CATALOG with Original Mailing Envelope ILLUSTRATED by WFL DRUM CO. 1939 WFL DRUMS & DRUM ACCESSORIES CATALOG with Original Mailing Envelope ILLUSTRATED
    WFL DRUM CO.

    DRUMS AND ACCESSORIES - ILLUSTRATED CATALOG of the WFL DRUM CO.

    Published by WFL DRUM COMPANY, Chicago, Illinois, 1939.

    Softcover catalog, side stapled, 6x9 inches, 48 pages. Illustrated throughout. Complete with its original, illustrated mailing envelope.

    Condition: There are a couple brown burn marks on the front cover that affect the same spot on a few of the following inner pages, the staples have rusted but are holding well, the covers have light general creases from use, otherwise the catalog is quite nice, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The used mailing envelope is soiled, age toned, has a mailing label "Jack Anthony / Millbrook, New York", and writing on the backside "Clarence Nathaniel Anthony / North Avenue / Millbrook,…

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    DRUMS AND ACCESSORIES - ILLUSTRATED CATALOG of the WFL DRUM CO.

    Published by WFL DRUM COMPANY, Chicago, Illinois, 1939.

    Softcover catalog, side stapled, 6x9 inches, 48 pages. Illustrated throughout. Complete with its original, illustrated mailing envelope.

    Condition: There are a couple brown burn marks on the front cover that affect the same spot on a few of the following inner pages, the staples have rusted but are holding well, the covers have light general creases from use, otherwise the catalog is quite nice, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The used mailing envelope is soiled, age toned, has a mailing label "Jack Anthony / Millbrook, New York", and writing on the backside "Clarence Nathaniel Anthony / North Avenue / Millbrook, New York" and "Millbrook Memorial School / Rowland H. Ross / Principal".

    Rare original 1939 Drum Catalog of WFL Drum Company.

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  • 1859-1920 TITLE ABSTRACT THREE VOLUMES - RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO / THE PACHECO GRANT / Mount Diablo, Contra Costa County, California by C. S. Cousins / Searcher of Records for Contra Costa County; et al 1859-1920 TITLE ABSTRACT THREE VOLUMES - RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO / THE PACHECO GRANT / Mount Diablo, Contra Costa County, California
    C. S. Cousins / Searcher of Records for Contra Costa County; et al

    THREE BOUND VOLUMES of ABSTRACT OF TITLE to large sections of LAND in RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO / SANTA CLARA COUNTY, known as THE PACHECO GRANT.

    (1) ABSTRACT of TITLE to LANDS of MANUEL WILLIAMS - Described as PORTION OF RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO / County of Contra Costa, California. Made by Contra Costa Abstract and Title Company, Martinez, California. Hardbound, leather spine and corners, string bound, 9x14 inches.

    The first 50 pages are MANUSCRIPT, with handwriting only on the front side of each page. The subsequent pages, 51 to 90, are typed and mimeographed abstracts, deeds, and official Contra Costa certifications.

    The manuscript abstract includes wills, grant rights, etc. The first page of this manuscript abstract of title…

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    THREE BOUND VOLUMES of ABSTRACT OF TITLE to large sections of LAND in RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO / SANTA CLARA COUNTY, known as THE PACHECO GRANT.

    (1) ABSTRACT of TITLE to LANDS of MANUEL WILLIAMS - Described as PORTION OF RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO / County of Contra Costa, California. Made by Contra Costa Abstract and Title Company, Martinez, California. Hardbound, leather spine and corners, string bound, 9x14 inches.

    The first 50 pages are MANUSCRIPT, with handwriting only on the front side of each page. The subsequent pages, 51 to 90, are typed and mimeographed abstracts, deeds, and official Contra Costa certifications.

    The manuscript abstract includes wills, grant rights, etc. The first page of this manuscript abstract of title begins: "Abstract of Title of Heirs of John Johnston, Deceased, to 210 Acres in the Racho Monte Del Diablo of PACHECO GRANT, Contra Costa County, California. By C. S. Cousins / Searcher of Records for Contra Costa County."

    There are many names of claimants, defendants, and County officers in this manuscript abstract of title, including; Salvio Pacheco, Salvador Pacheco, Manuel Williams, John Galindo, Mariana Amador de Galindo, Conception Pacheco de Soto, Ygnacio Amador, Samuel Dwinelle (District Judge), and many others. This manuscript abstract covers a period 1859-1896, with the last manuscript page (page 50) being a certification signed by J.S. Cousins, and dated May 24th, 1896.

    Bound in following the manuscript abstract of title are printed documents dated 1904 to 1916, including: "Continuation of Abstract of Title to the lands of HELEN GREENLEAF, described as Portion of the Rancho Monte del Diablo", "Continuation of Abstract of Title to the lands of MANUEL WILLIAMS", and various Deeds, Wills, and Agreements.

    A fold-open blueprint map is tipped onto the inside rear cover, titled: "Map of a portion of Division N of the Fernando Pacheco Estate..."

    Laid into the rear of this abstract is a folded "Agreement / Johnson Blois with Manuel Williams" dated October 1916.

    (2) ABSTRACT OF TITLE to the lands of MARIETTA J. BACON, being a portion of the RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO, containing 79.53 acres of land situated in CONTRA COSTA COUNTY. Filled with printed documents relating to distribution of property, including attestations of ownership, complaints, settlements, court documents, agreements, etc. Documents dated 1858 to 1906. Tipped on the inside rear cover is a handwritten statement on "The Bank of Concord" letterhead, dated Oct. 24, 1901: "I have examined the title to the lands described in the abstract herein and find...there is no lien or encumbrance excluding taxes for 1901". Bound in hardcovers, string bound at the top, 8.5x13 inches, 66 pages.

    (3) ABSTRACT OF TITLE to LOTS 3 and 8 / GOVERNMENT or GWIN RANCH / RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO - As Shown by the Various Records of the County of Contra Costa. Compiled by the Martinez Abstract & Title Company, Searchers of Records, Martinez, Contra Costa County. Dated August 3, 1917.

    A compilation of Abstract of Title and supporting documents, compiled "At the Request of Mr. MANUEL WILLIAMS". Documents are all reprints of documents from 1859 to 1917, all reprinted by the Martinez Abstract and Title Company. Bound in hardcovers, string bound at the top, 8.5x13 inches, 77 pages printed on one side only.

    A signed Certification by the Martinez Abstract and Title Company dated 1917 is at the end: "This is to certify that the foregoing 77 pages...are a full, true and correct Unlimited Abstract of Title, showing all instruments and documents of record...affecting the title hereinafter described property, to the date hereof."

    CONDITION: All three volumes are in GOOD condition, the covers are worn at the edges and corners (especially the first volume) but are solid and doing their job well; internally, there is a smudge here and there, but overall the pages are very nice, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice, fully legible set.

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  • Original 1934 San Francisco Chinatown CHINESE TYPE SPECIMEN Trade Catalogue BOCK NGAR CHY CO by Bock Ngar Chy Co. Original 1934 San Francisco Chinatown CHINESE TYPE SPECIMEN Trade Catalogue BOCK NGAR CHY CO
    Bock Ngar Chy Co.

    Chinese American Type Specimen Catalogue

    BOCK NGAR CHY CO., published in San Francisco (n.d.) circa 1934. Original decorative blue-green paper wrappers, top staple bound, 8.25" x 5.25", 44 unnumbered pages, printed in red and green, text in Chinese with some English, richly illustrated throughout. NEAR FINE Condition: mild age toning, tiny bit of wear at spine fold ends, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A beautiful copy.

    A typographic specimen book and trade catalogue featuring a wide variety of printing services, dual language Chinese-English printing, graphic design, typefaces, ornaments, borders, illustrated cuts, stamps, business cards, advertising, logos, and other printing jobs as well as rubber stamps, seals, corporate stamping machines, inks, movable type sets, pens, labels, stationary and small promotional items.…

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    Chinese American Type Specimen Catalogue

    BOCK NGAR CHY CO., published in San Francisco (n.d.) circa 1934. Original decorative blue-green paper wrappers, top staple bound, 8.25" x 5.25", 44 unnumbered pages, printed in red and green, text in Chinese with some English, richly illustrated throughout. NEAR FINE Condition: mild age toning, tiny bit of wear at spine fold ends, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A beautiful copy.

    A typographic specimen book and trade catalogue featuring a wide variety of printing services, dual language Chinese-English printing, graphic design, typefaces, ornaments, borders, illustrated cuts, stamps, business cards, advertising, logos, and other printing jobs as well as rubber stamps, seals, corporate stamping machines, inks, movable type sets, pens, labels, stationary and small promotional items. Numerous local Chinese owned business are represented in the samples, as well as Chinese companies outside California, and in Canada and Mexico.

    A successful Chinese American printing and stationers firm in San Francisco's Chinatown, Bock Ngar Chy Company was founded by San Francisco native and visual artist Lee Shew Hung (b.1882). Educated in both Chinese and American schools Lee worked in his father's import export business before starting his own small press after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. I can't find early records but the February 1915 edition of the Chinese Students' Monthly has two ads for Bock Ngar Chy Co. Chinese printing and stationer services and Chinese artistic goods located at 920 Grant Avenue. The 1949 Chinese San Francisco City Directory shows Bock Ngar Chy Co. at a different Chinatown location, 556 Kearny Street and the last recorded item they printed was a 1956 calendar by Bock Ngar Chy, Youth Printing Co. It's entirely possible Lee Shew Hung remained the proprietor throughout.

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  • Original FBI WANTED POSTER Murderous SLA Cult Member KATHLEEN ANN SOLIAH Symbionese Liberation Army 1978 by Federal Bureau of Investigation Original FBI WANTED POSTER Murderous SLA Cult Member KATHLEEN ANN SOLIAH Symbionese Liberation Army 1978
    Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Celebrity Criminal and murderous Symbionese Liberation Army member Kathleen Ann Soliah built bombs, helped kidnap Patti Hearst and spent decades on the run posing as upper class housewife Sara Jane Olson.

    WANTED BY THE FBI: KATHLEEN ANN SOLIAH

    Published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C., June 20, 1978. Broadside, printed on cream card stock, 8" x 8", horizontal fold for mailing, with list of FBI offices on the verso, illustrated in b&w with two portraits of Soliah, her ten finger prints, and signature. VERY GOOD CONDITION: two pea-size hole punches in the upper margin as issued for placement in a law enforcement binder, lightly affecting text, light signs of age and wear, overall solid, bright and clean. An…

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    Celebrity Criminal and murderous Symbionese Liberation Army member Kathleen Ann Soliah built bombs, helped kidnap Patti Hearst and spent decades on the run posing as upper class housewife Sara Jane Olson.

    WANTED BY THE FBI: KATHLEEN ANN SOLIAH

    Published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C., June 20, 1978. Broadside, printed on cream card stock, 8" x 8", horizontal fold for mailing, with list of FBI offices on the verso, illustrated in b&w with two portraits of Soliah, her ten finger prints, and signature. VERY GOOD CONDITION: two pea-size hole punches in the upper margin as issued for placement in a law enforcement binder, lightly affecting text, light signs of age and wear, overall solid, bright and clean. An excellent example.

    The Symbionese Liberation Army was a radical cult advocating the violent overthrow of the U.S. government. In 1973 they murdered Oakland Superintendent of Schools Marcus Foster, in 1974 they kidnapped publishing heiress Patty Hearst who apparently got Stockholm syndrome and indelibly became the semi automatic brandishing Tania during an SLA fundraiser at a bank, and a few months later they got into a huge shootout with the Los Angeles Cops. The surviving members were the subject of the largest FBI manhunt since Dillinger.

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  • 1777 MANUSCRIPT LATIN SPEECH - HIERONIMUS VAN SLINGELANDT, Son of Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt and His Wife Helena - THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS by HIERONYMUS VAN SLINGELANDT 1777 MANUSCRIPT LATIN SPEECH - HIERONIMUS VAN SLINGELANDT, Son of Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt and His Wife Helena - THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
    HIERONYMUS VAN SLINGELANDT

    MANUSCRIPT LATIN SPEECH written for and recited at a COLLEGE in THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, by HIERONYMUS VAN SLINGELANDT (his father was Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt). The date MDCCLXXIX (1779) is written as part of the Latin text on the first page.

    Ten pages (5 leaves), seven of which are filled with the Latin manuscript speech. The leaves are string bound in embossed floral paper covers, 7.5x9 inches (19x23 cm).

    The paper is WATERMARKED with a large fleur-de-lys and "J KOOL". The "J Kool" watermark refers to a Dutch family of papermakers who were active during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

    VERY GOOD condition: there is a recent label on the inside front cover with #652 written on it,…

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    MANUSCRIPT LATIN SPEECH written for and recited at a COLLEGE in THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, by HIERONYMUS VAN SLINGELANDT (his father was Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt). The date MDCCLXXIX (1779) is written as part of the Latin text on the first page.

    Ten pages (5 leaves), seven of which are filled with the Latin manuscript speech. The leaves are string bound in embossed floral paper covers, 7.5x9 inches (19x23 cm).

    The paper is WATERMARKED with a large fleur-de-lys and "J KOOL". The "J Kool" watermark refers to a Dutch family of papermakers who were active during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

    VERY GOOD condition: there is a recent label on the inside front cover with #652 written on it, and a blank label on the blank verso of the title page / first page, otherwise the manuscript has been very well cared for, still bright, clean and clear, with writing that is fully legible (especially if you read Latin).

    About HIERONIMUS VAN SLINGELANDT (from GENI and other genealogical websites):

    ********** Hieronimus van Slingelandt Birthdate: February 15, 1762 Birthplace: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Death:August 31, 1829 (67) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Son of Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt and Helena Slicher Husband of Maria Antonia Fortunata Franceschini Father of Hieronymus Nicolaas van Slingelandt Brother of Johan Diederik Barthout van Slingelandt

    Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt, [his father], 1732-1801 Aelbrecht married Helena Slicher, born in 1737, in The Netherlands. They had 2 sons: Hieronimus van Slingelandt and one other child.. Aelbrecht passed away in 1801, at age 69. **********

    If you are curious to see what kind of family Heronimus van Slingelandt was born into, check out his mother's wedding gown by searching "Helena Slicher wedding gown". Wow.

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  • BOOTH TARKINGTON Handwritten LETTER to HIS ART DEALER about HIS ART COLLECTION Laid Into HIS SIGNED LIMITED EDITION BOOK about ART "Some Old Portraits" by Booth Tarkington BOOTH TARKINGTON Handwritten LETTER to HIS ART DEALER about HIS ART COLLECTION Laid Into HIS SIGNED LIMITED EDITION BOOK about ART "Some Old Portraits"
    Booth Tarkington

    HANDWRITTEN TWO PAGE LETTER by BOOTH TARKINGTON to SILBERMAN (Elkan or Abris of E. & A. Silberman Galleries). The brothers Elkan and Abris Silberman ran a major New York Gallery and were greatly responsible for building and caring for Booth Tarkington's art collection. Tarkington's letter references a number of artworks that are in need of repair. The letter is written in a friendly and jocular tone, reminiscent of much of Tarkington's writing.

    The letter is long, written on both sides of a 9x15.5 inch piece of heavy stock paper. The letter has several folds where it was likely folded to fit into an envelope (no envelope is present). It is dated May 12, 1939. The letter comes with a two…

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    HANDWRITTEN TWO PAGE LETTER by BOOTH TARKINGTON to SILBERMAN (Elkan or Abris of E. & A. Silberman Galleries). The brothers Elkan and Abris Silberman ran a major New York Gallery and were greatly responsible for building and caring for Booth Tarkington's art collection. Tarkington's letter references a number of artworks that are in need of repair. The letter is written in a friendly and jocular tone, reminiscent of much of Tarkington's writing.

    The letter is long, written on both sides of a 9x15.5 inch piece of heavy stock paper. The letter has several folds where it was likely folded to fit into an envelope (no envelope is present). It is dated May 12, 1939. The letter comes with a two page typed transcript on onion skin paper. I don't know who made this early transcript, perhaps Silberman or another previous owner of the book and letter.

    The letter is laid-into a special SIGNED, LIMITED, FIRST EDITION of "SOME OLD PORTRAITS", by BOOTH TARKINGTON. The limitation/signature page states this is copy #34 of 247 copies. Published by Doubleday, Doran & Co., New York, 1939. Hardcovers, 7.5x10 inches, xx +249 pages, Illustrated with portraiture plates.

    Interesting that Tarkington's letter to his art dealer friend was written in the same year as his non-fiction book about art was published.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, sharp, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, one of the nicest copies I have seen. The letter is in GOOD solid condition, folds and signs of handling but still solid with handwriting that is bright and clear. The typed transcript of the letter has tears, creases and areas of the blank margin are torn away, but it is still textually complete and fully legible.

    Booth Tarkington was a collector of art and was quite knowledgeable about the subject. He served for many years as a trustee of the John Herron Art Museum. The New York art dealers Elkan and Abris Silberman (E. & A. Silberman Galleries) helped build his collection and became his friend. Tarkington and the Silbermans corresponded for many years. He even used the brothers as the basis for nis 1934 romantic novel "Rumbin Galleries". In 2016 the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields held an Exhibition of works from Tarkington's collection, titled: "A Gentleman Collector from Indiana: Portraits from the Collection of Booth Tarkington".

    About E. & A. SILBERMAN GALLERIES (from Wikipedia):

    ******E. & A. Galleries was founded in 1938 by brothers Elkan Silberman, d.1952, and Abris Silberman, d.1968, from Austria. In the 1920s, the Silberman brothers owned the E. & A. Silberman art dealership in Vienna. After the 1938 Anschluss their company was expropriated. Fearing persecution the Silbermans left for the United States where they founded a new art dealership in New York under the name E. & A. Silberman Galleries, Inc. They built a reputation as the art dealership "that had helped form museum collections", as well as the collections of G. H. A. Clowes, Dan Fellows Platt, Booth Tarkington, and L. M. Rabinowitz.******

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  • Distaff WOMEN'S WORK Vintage 1930s Hand Drawn EMBROIDERY & NEEDLEWORK Technique COLOR DESIGNS Patterns TRANSFERS Distaff WOMEN'S WORK Vintage 1930s Hand Drawn EMBROIDERY & NEEDLEWORK Technique COLOR DESIGNS Patterns TRANSFERS

    Typescript with hand drawn embroidery designs, circa 1930s, copied from selected embroidery projects highlighting different techniques from Mrs. Archibald H. Christie's coveted 1909 publication "Embroidery : A Collection of Articles on Subjects Connected with the Study of Fine Needlework, including Stitches, Materials, Methods of Work, and Designing, and History, with Numerous Illustrations and Coloured Plates of Modern Work". Published London, James Pearsall & Co., MDCCCCIX. Hand typed typescript and hand drawn designs on onion skin paper, 8.5" x 11", 3 hole punched, bound with a single brass brad, about 75 leaves written on one side, some additional scraps (some on bank deposit slips dated 1930s) with hand drawn transfer patterns and handwritten notes laid-in, 22 pages filled with large color…

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    Typescript with hand drawn embroidery designs, circa 1930s, copied from selected embroidery projects highlighting different techniques from Mrs. Archibald H. Christie's coveted 1909 publication "Embroidery : A Collection of Articles on Subjects Connected with the Study of Fine Needlework, including Stitches, Materials, Methods of Work, and Designing, and History, with Numerous Illustrations and Coloured Plates of Modern Work". Published London, James Pearsall & Co., MDCCCCIX. Hand typed typescript and hand drawn designs on onion skin paper, 8.5" x 11", 3 hole punched, bound with a single brass brad, about 75 leaves written on one side, some additional scraps (some on bank deposit slips dated 1930s) with hand drawn transfer patterns and handwritten notes laid-in, 22 pages filled with large color pencil drawings, and many pages of pen and ink patterns and beautifully detailed figures and diagrams. VERY GOOD CONDITION: mild age toning and wear around some hole punches, a lovely vintage homemade embroidery technique copy book.

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  • California Institute of Technology CALTECH Scarce 1898 THE POLYTECHNIC THROOP INSTITUTE Newsletter by Oliver Gale, Editor California Institute of Technology CALTECH Scarce 1898 THE POLYTECHNIC THROOP INSTITUTE Newsletter
    Oliver Gale, Editor

    In 1898 THROOP POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE was a high school and small college that later became CALTECH.

    THE POLYTECHNIC, Vol. III, No. I., November 1, 1898.

    Published by Throop Polytechnic Institute, Pasadena, California, 1898. Oliver Gale, Editor. First edition. Softcover, illustrated wraps, side staple bound, 10.75" x 8", 20 pages including covers, and with historic advertisements for local Pasadena businesses from confectioners to embalmers. Includes original subscription card. GOOD CONDITION: chipping to the covers mostly in the spine margin and a larger chip at the front bottom spine corner, some edge tears, light wear and age toning, internally some light wear from age and use, otherwise bright, clean and unmarked. Very scarce, the OCLC shows only one Collection with at least…

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    In 1898 THROOP POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE was a high school and small college that later became CALTECH.

    THE POLYTECHNIC, Vol. III, No. I., November 1, 1898.

    Published by Throop Polytechnic Institute, Pasadena, California, 1898. Oliver Gale, Editor. First edition. Softcover, illustrated wraps, side staple bound, 10.75" x 8", 20 pages including covers, and with historic advertisements for local Pasadena businesses from confectioners to embalmers. Includes original subscription card. GOOD CONDITION: chipping to the covers mostly in the spine margin and a larger chip at the front bottom spine corner, some edge tears, light wear and age toning, internally some light wear from age and use, otherwise bright, clean and unmarked. Very scarce, the OCLC shows only one Collection with at least one volume of The Polytechnic (1892) worldwide.

    In 1891 Amos Throop (1811-1894) founded the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), which is today one of the world's top ten universities. It was known through its first thirty years as Throop University, Throop Polytechnic Institute, and Throop College of Technology, before they decided on its current name which took effect in 1920. Throop was a Universalist preacher and abolitionist politician who made his fortune in lumber and real estate in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles in 1880 where he bought orchards and farms. By 1898 his school offered courses in ancient languages, Romance languages, mathematics, science, art, and literature with a faculty of less than 20.

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  • DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR. Hand SIGNED and INSCRIBED CARD by DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR. DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR. Hand SIGNED and INSCRIBED CARD
    DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR.

    DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR. 2.5x4 inch card HAND SIGNED AND INSCRIBED. Signed with a blue ink fountain pen.

    GOOD Condition: The signature is bold and clear. The backside of the card has a pea-size ink spot and some light lines perhaps caused by offsetting from sitting safely with its back against an autograph album page.

    A lovely, bright, very presentable signature and inscription by the great silent film star.

    Original Douglas Fairbanks Sr. signatures and inscriptions are quite hard-to-find.

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