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  • 1960 GOLDEN GATEWAY REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT - Original BOUND PROPOSAL Illustrated 1960 GOLDEN GATEWAY REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT - Original BOUND PROPOSAL Illustrated

    GOLDEN GATEWAY REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT : Eichler Homes Inc. - Developer; Dinwiddie Construction Co. - Associate; Anshen & Allen - Architects. Undated but known to be 1960.

    Large format cloth covered stiff boards, 13x21 inches, 21 heavy stock leaves (i.e. 42 pages). The rectos are all illustrations, many are photographs of architectural models and drawings showing how the proposed project would look when completed.Text on facing pages describes the illustrations.

    The last page has the printed signatures of Joseph L. Eichler (Eichler Homes), Curtis E. Smith Jr. (Dinwiddie Construction), and "Anshen & Allen" signed by either Robert Anshen or Steve Allen.

    Condition: Some of the paper pastedown on the outer corner area of both the front and rear cover has peeled…

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    GOLDEN GATEWAY REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT : Eichler Homes Inc. - Developer; Dinwiddie Construction Co. - Associate; Anshen & Allen - Architects. Undated but known to be 1960.

    Large format cloth covered stiff boards, 13x21 inches, 21 heavy stock leaves (i.e. 42 pages). The rectos are all illustrations, many are photographs of architectural models and drawings showing how the proposed project would look when completed.Text on facing pages describes the illustrations.

    The last page has the printed signatures of Joseph L. Eichler (Eichler Homes), Curtis E. Smith Jr. (Dinwiddie Construction), and "Anshen & Allen" signed by either Robert Anshen or Steve Allen.

    Condition: Some of the paper pastedown on the outer corner area of both the front and rear cover has peeled away exposing the boards beneath, otherwise in very good condition, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    SCARCE, this is the only copy I have ever seen.

    An important historic look at the dramatic changes in the San Francisco skyline that started taking place in the 1960s.

    About The Golden Gateway (from LocalWiki):

    ******The Golden Gateway was one of the first projects of the SF Redevelopment Agency. The area that is now the Golden Gateway used to be an Italian neighborhood called Produce Market. The Redevelopment Agency designated the area blighted and after a long fight with business owners in the area, it was demolished and replaced by Golden Gateway and One Maritime Plaza (both part of the Golden Gateway Redevelopment Project).******

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  • 1875 CHRONICLE of SHAOYANG COUNTY, CHINA - SIX VOLUMES Shaoyang Xian Zhi 1875 CHRONICLE of SHAOYANG COUNTY, CHINA - SIX VOLUMES Shaoyang Xian Zhi

    Shaoyang Xian Zhi. A Gazetteer / Chronicle of Shaoyang County, Hunan Province, China.

    Printed by Da Zhan Letterpress, printing bureau of Shaoyang, 1875 (1st year of Guang Xu, Qing Dynasty). First edition. TEXT in CHINESE.

    Six volumes, wrappers, 5.25x8.5 inches (13.5x21 cm). Four of the volumes have several sections, each paginated separately. Pagination: Volume One: 2, 46, 20, 30, 26 pp; Volume Two: 34, 37, 26, 36 pp; Volume Three: 76, 47 pp.; Volume Four: 120 pp.; Volume Five: 108 pp.; Volume 6: 96, 5 pp.

    The previous owner left a couple typed notes (with some handwritten additions) that describe the contents of the volume as follows:

    Vol. 1: Tome 1: Harvest; Tome 2: Landscape; Tome 3: Construction; Tome…

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    Shaoyang Xian Zhi. A Gazetteer / Chronicle of Shaoyang County, Hunan Province, China.

    Printed by Da Zhan Letterpress, printing bureau of Shaoyang, 1875 (1st year of Guang Xu, Qing Dynasty). First edition. TEXT in CHINESE.

    Six volumes, wrappers, 5.25x8.5 inches (13.5x21 cm). Four of the volumes have several sections, each paginated separately. Pagination: Volume One: 2, 46, 20, 30, 26 pp; Volume Two: 34, 37, 26, 36 pp; Volume Three: 76, 47 pp.; Volume Four: 120 pp.; Volume Five: 108 pp.; Volume 6: 96, 5 pp.

    The previous owner left a couple typed notes (with some handwritten additions) that describe the contents of the volume as follows:

    Vol. 1: Tome 1: Harvest; Tome 2: Landscape; Tome 3: Construction; Tome 4: School.

    Vol. 2: Tome 5: Ancestral Temple; Tome 6: Finance; Tome 7: Officials; Tome 8: Election.

    Vol. 3. Political, Academic, and Meritorious Personages.

    Vol. 4: Moral Personages.

    Vol. 5: Examples, women.

    Vol. 6: Miscellaneous.

    FAIR Condition: the wrappers are chipped, worn along the edges, and have tears of various lengths; many of the wrappers are disbound, the rest tenderly attached; the front cover of Volume One has been replaced with a blank (same paper as the other wrappers but no printed title), has a long tear, and is detached along with a few of its initial leaves; the spine covering of all the volumes has perished; overall the wrappers are weary and tender but present. Internally, the pages are age toned, have some edgewear, edge chips, tears, and faint dampstaining; some of the early and latter pages of various volumes are disbound but present; the paper is fragile and chips easily, so small fragments come off with handling. Please handle this treasure with care. Despite the flaws, this is a complete and very rare set of these six volumes.

    SCARCE original source documents. This is the only 19th century chronicle of Shaoyang County that I have ever seen.

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  • GUTENBERG and the BOOK OF BOOKS with ILLUMINATED PAGES & BIBLE PSALM Facsimiles - includes a Listing of Known Copies of the Gutenberg Bible by Henry Lewis Johnson GUTENBERG and the BOOK OF BOOKS with ILLUMINATED PAGES & BIBLE PSALM Facsimiles - includes a Listing of Known Copies of the Gutenberg Bible
    Henry Lewis Johnson

    GUTENBERG AND THE BOOK OF BOOKS with Biographical Notes, Reproductions of Specimen Pages and a Listing of Known Copies. By Henry Lewis Johnson.

    NEW YORK: William Edwin Rudge, MCMXXXII (1932). This is the scarce FOLIO SIZE 1932 edition published by RUDGE, with all its plates intact. It includes the separate folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible of Psalm 23: "This folder contains a facsimile of a page of the Gutenberg Bible including the Twenty-Third Psalm, suitable for framing".

    Hardcover folio book with four called for reproductions, a paper folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, and an original card clamshell case that houses them both. The reproductions of ILLUMINATED PAGES and the FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION…

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    GUTENBERG AND THE BOOK OF BOOKS with Biographical Notes, Reproductions of Specimen Pages and a Listing of Known Copies. By Henry Lewis Johnson.

    NEW YORK: William Edwin Rudge, MCMXXXII (1932). This is the scarce FOLIO SIZE 1932 edition published by RUDGE, with all its plates intact. It includes the separate folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible of Psalm 23: "This folder contains a facsimile of a page of the Gutenberg Bible including the Twenty-Third Psalm, suitable for framing".

    Hardcover folio book with four called for reproductions, a paper folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, and an original card clamshell case that houses them both. The reproductions of ILLUMINATED PAGES and the FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION from the Gutenberg Bible are GORGEOUS.

    Condition: NEAR FINE BOOK, light age toning to the page edges, otherwise sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The book's plates are beautiful and each is protected with a tissue guard. The separate paper folder has some toning and light soiling, the facsimile leaf it holds is bright, clean and lovely, and would look great mounted and/or framed. The original cardboard case holding both items is well-worn, with some staining, scratches, and tearing; nonetheless it is still doing its job of protecting the treasure within.

    Rare with ALL FOUR PLATES and the separate FACSIMILE OF PSALM 23 all present.

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  • 1719 VOLTAIRE - ODIPE TRAGEDIE / OEDIPUS TRAGEDY Rare Second Edition
    VOLTAIRE

    ODIPE TRAGEDIE par MONSIEUR DE VOLTAIRE (OEDIPUS TRAGEDY by VOLTAIRE).

    PARIS: Pierre Ribou and Jacques Ribou, 1719. Second edition, revised, corrected and augmented with a suite of letters by Voltaire, [bound in at the end as the "augmented" part of this edition].

    OEDIPE was Voltaire's first play, written at the age of 25 The play was first performed in Paris at the Comédie Française on November 18, 1718.

    Hardcovers, professionally rebound, 1/2 vellum and decorated paper covered boards (likely early 20th century), edges stained red, 4.75x7.25 inches (12x18 cm), [viii] + 130 pages.

    GOOD condition: the covers are attractive and quite sturdy, an artistic fine binding imho; the front and rear blank endpapers are part of the rebind; the bound…

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    ODIPE TRAGEDIE par MONSIEUR DE VOLTAIRE (OEDIPUS TRAGEDY by VOLTAIRE).

    PARIS: Pierre Ribou and Jacques Ribou, 1719. Second edition, revised, corrected and augmented with a suite of letters by Voltaire, [bound in at the end as the "augmented" part of this edition].

    OEDIPE was Voltaire's first play, written at the age of 25 The play was first performed in Paris at the Comédie Française on November 18, 1718.

    Hardcovers, professionally rebound, 1/2 vellum and decorated paper covered boards (likely early 20th century), edges stained red, 4.75x7.25 inches (12x18 cm), [viii] + 130 pages.

    GOOD condition: the covers are attractive and quite sturdy, an artistic fine binding imho; the front and rear blank endpapers are part of the rebind; the bound in text is complete from the title page through the last page, page 130; the title page and last page have some age toning and soiling, there is some minor worming here and there to the blank bottom page margins (not touching text), and there are a couple spots of foxing to a few pages; otherwise the inner pages are amazingly bright, tight, clean, clear and unmarked.

    A presentable, beautifully bound copy of this 1719 second edition of Voltaire's Oedipus.

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  • 1926 YIDDISH The CITIZEN A GUIDE to NATURALIZATION & the U.S. CONSTITUTION for Jewish Immigrant Yiddish Speakers by Alexander Harkavy, translator 1926 YIDDISH The CITIZEN A GUIDE to NATURALIZATION & the U.S. CONSTITUTION for Jewish Immigrant Yiddish Speakers
    Alexander Harkavy, translator

    THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES - ENGLISH and YIDDISH, translated by Alexander Harkavy. To which is added: THE CITIZEN - A GUIDE TO NATURALIZATION [in YIDDISH].

    NEW YORK: HEBREW PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1926.

    The booklet contains the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and a naturalization study guide with sample questions asked in the naturalization test. The Guide to Naturalization is printed in YIDDISH, with some English. The Constitution is bi-lingual in YIDDISH and ENGLISH.

    Booklet, paper wrappers (front and rear covers detached but present), small format 4x5.5 inches (10x14 cm). IN TWO PARTS BOUND TOGETHER - Part I; The Constitution / Declaration of Independence AND Part 2: The Citizen - A Guide to Naturalization. PAGINATION: [4], 90, 64 pages.

    Complete…

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    THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES - ENGLISH and YIDDISH, translated by Alexander Harkavy. To which is added: THE CITIZEN - A GUIDE TO NATURALIZATION [in YIDDISH].

    NEW YORK: HEBREW PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1926.

    The booklet contains the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and a naturalization study guide with sample questions asked in the naturalization test. The Guide to Naturalization is printed in YIDDISH, with some English. The Constitution is bi-lingual in YIDDISH and ENGLISH.

    Booklet, paper wrappers (front and rear covers detached but present), small format 4x5.5 inches (10x14 cm). IN TWO PARTS BOUND TOGETHER - Part I; The Constitution / Declaration of Independence AND Part 2: The Citizen - A Guide to Naturalization. PAGINATION: [4], 90, 64 pages.

    Complete but only FAIR condition, the front and rear wrappers are disbound and substantially chipped but are present and each is now in it's own protective plastic sleeve; internally, many of the inner pages have torn bottom corners that have been reinserted / restored with strips of clear tape; there are closed edge tears and chips here and there, some of which have been reinforced with clear tape; the paper is tender and can tear and chip rather easily (be gentle!), the page margins are age toned as normal. Despite the flaws the text pages are complete with printing that is fully legible, and the original wrappers, though disbound and chipped, are present with clear text. The wrappers are often lacking from this Yiddish naturalization guide.

    Rare booklet for Yiddish speaking Jewish immigrants wanting to become U.S. citizens in 1926, containing the U.S. Constitution and the Naturalization Guide.

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  • 1830 PROCEEDINGS of the ANTI-MASONIC CONVENTION in Philadelphia FIRST EDITION 1830 PROCEEDINGS of the ANTI-MASONIC CONVENTION in Philadelphia FIRST EDITION

    THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNITED STATES ANTI-MASONIC CONVENTION, Held at Philadelphia, September 11, 1830: Embracing [Including] the Journal of Proceedings, the Reports, the Debates, and the Address of the People. A sammelband of pamphlets of the 1830 U.S. Anti-Masonic Convention.

    Published by I. P. Trimble, Philadelphia; Skinner and Dewey, New York; et al.

    Hardcovers (front cover disbound but present), 6x9 inches, 164 pages. The pamphlets are numbered separately, but are also numbered consecutively where necessary at the upper gutter edge. There are 165 total pages. There is a table-of-contents at the front.

    Condition: The front cover is disbound but present, the rear cover hinge is tender and separating but holding on, the spine covering is split at the folds and…

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    THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNITED STATES ANTI-MASONIC CONVENTION, Held at Philadelphia, September 11, 1830: Embracing [Including] the Journal of Proceedings, the Reports, the Debates, and the Address of the People. A sammelband of pamphlets of the 1830 U.S. Anti-Masonic Convention.

    Published by I. P. Trimble, Philadelphia; Skinner and Dewey, New York; et al.

    Hardcovers (front cover disbound but present), 6x9 inches, 164 pages. The pamphlets are numbered separately, but are also numbered consecutively where necessary at the upper gutter edge. There are 165 total pages. There is a table-of-contents at the front.

    Condition: The front cover is disbound but present, the rear cover hinge is tender and separating but holding on, the spine covering is split at the folds and frayed; internally, the pages are in good condition, edgewear to the top edge of some pages where they were cut-open, an age spot or two here and there, overall the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A nice, complete copy, well printed, with covers in need of care.

    Recent reprints of this anti-masonic convention are common, but this Primary Source 1830 First Edition is rare.

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  • 1937 HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD Edwin Palmer SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Ed. ILLUSTRATED by Edwin O. Palmer 1937 HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD Edwin Palmer SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Ed. ILLUSTRATED
    Edwin O. Palmer

    HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD, by EDWIN O. PALMER.

    Published by Arthur H. Cawston, Hollywood, California, 1937. First Edition.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR on a blank prelim: "To my friend / Paul (?) / Edwin O. Palmer".

    This is VOLUME I only of the first edition which was published in two volumes, a "Narrative" volume (this volume) and a volume of biographical sketches of notable people. This narrative volume gives a history of Hollywood from its early geologic period up to Hollywood's golden age in the 1930s. ILLUSTRATED throughout with many b&w photographic plates.

    Hardcovers, dark brown cloth covered boards blind-embossed with designs, gilt titles on the front cover and spine, 8x11 inches, 292 pages.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers…

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    HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD, by EDWIN O. PALMER.

    Published by Arthur H. Cawston, Hollywood, California, 1937. First Edition.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR on a blank prelim: "To my friend / Paul (?) / Edwin O. Palmer".

    This is VOLUME I only of the first edition which was published in two volumes, a "Narrative" volume (this volume) and a volume of biographical sketches of notable people. This narrative volume gives a history of Hollywood from its early geologic period up to Hollywood's golden age in the 1930s. ILLUSTRATED throughout with many b&w photographic plates.

    Hardcovers, dark brown cloth covered boards blind-embossed with designs, gilt titles on the front cover and spine, 8x11 inches, 292 pages.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers are lightly worn at the corners and spine ends, and the gilt spine lettering is faded, else the covers are solid and attractive; internally the pages are just lightly toned as normal, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; and all the plates are sharp. A solid, presentable copy.

    The first edition is hard-to-find, especially so signed and inscribed. A second edition of this narrative volume was published in 1938.

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  • JOAN MIRO LITHOGRAPHS IV 1969-1972 w/ SIX ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS Barcelona 1981 by Prologue by Nicolas and Elena Calas JOAN MIRO LITHOGRAPHS IV 1969-1972 w/ SIX ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS Barcelona 1981
    Prologue by Nicolas and Elena Calas

    JOAN MIRO Litógrafo IV 1969-1972 (MIRO LITHOGRAPHS Volume IV 1969-1972). Prologue by Nicolas and Elena Calas.

    Contains 6 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS - 5 lithographs bound-in plus the lithograph dustjacket.

    BARCELONA: Ediciones PolÍgrafa, 1981. First edition, ISBN: 8434303493. The fourth of eventually 6 volumes on the lithographs of Miró. TEXT in SPANISH.

    Large format hardcover book in dustjacket, (4to) 10x13 inches (25.5x32.5 cm), 212 pages. Illustrated throughout with many reproductions of Joan Miro's art works.

    NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; the lithographs and all the illustrations are brilliant. In a VERY GOOD lithograph dustjacket that has minor edgewear and soiling. One of the nicer copies I have seen.

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    JOAN MIRO Litógrafo IV 1969-1972 (MIRO LITHOGRAPHS Volume IV 1969-1972). Prologue by Nicolas and Elena Calas.

    Contains 6 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS - 5 lithographs bound-in plus the lithograph dustjacket.

    BARCELONA: Ediciones PolÍgrafa, 1981. First edition, ISBN: 8434303493. The fourth of eventually 6 volumes on the lithographs of Miró. TEXT in SPANISH.

    Large format hardcover book in dustjacket, (4to) 10x13 inches (25.5x32.5 cm), 212 pages. Illustrated throughout with many reproductions of Joan Miro's art works.

    NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; the lithographs and all the illustrations are brilliant. In a VERY GOOD lithograph dustjacket that has minor edgewear and soiling. One of the nicer copies I have seen.

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  • PAUL A. SAMUELSON **SIGNED** FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS Limited Signed Numbered Facsimile Edition #23 of only 500 with Companion Vademecum Volume by Paul A. Samuelson PAUL A. SAMUELSON **SIGNED** FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS Limited Signed Numbered Facsimile Edition #23 of only 500 with Companion Vademecum Volume
    Paul A. Samuelson

    FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, by PAUL A. SAMUELSON. Facsimile of the First Cambridge Edition, LIMITED to only 500 SIGNED and NUMBERED COPIES. This is copy number 23.

    This limited facsimile edition is HAND SIGNED by PAUL A. SAMUELSON on a prelim page.

    Published together with a Vademecum / Companion Book with commentary on Foundations of Economic Analysis by Jurg Niehans, Paul A. Samuelson, and Carl Christian von Weizsäcker. Some of the tributes to Samuelson are in English, otherwise the text is in German, including Samuelson;s essay titled: "How Foundations Came To Be" which has been translated into German for this edition. The Vademcum has Paul A. Samuelson's facsimile signature at the beginning of his contribution.

    DÜSSELDORF: Verlag Wirtschaft und Finanz,…

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    FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, by PAUL A. SAMUELSON. Facsimile of the First Cambridge Edition, LIMITED to only 500 SIGNED and NUMBERED COPIES. This is copy number 23.

    This limited facsimile edition is HAND SIGNED by PAUL A. SAMUELSON on a prelim page.

    Published together with a Vademecum / Companion Book with commentary on Foundations of Economic Analysis by Jurg Niehans, Paul A. Samuelson, and Carl Christian von Weizsäcker. Some of the tributes to Samuelson are in English, otherwise the text is in German, including Samuelson;s essay titled: "How Foundations Came To Be" which has been translated into German for this edition. The Vademcum has Paul A. Samuelson's facsimile signature at the beginning of his contribution.

    DÜSSELDORF: Verlag Wirtschaft und Finanz, 1997.

    Both volumes are in FINE condition, they look and feel unused, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    About PAUL A. SAMUELSON (from Wikipedia):

    ******Paul Anthony Samuelson, b.1915 d.2009, was an American economist who was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. When awarding the prize in 1970, the Swedish Royal Academies stated that he "has done more than any other contemporary economist to raise the level of scientific analysis in economic theory". Economic historian Randall E. Parker has called him the "Father of Modern Economics", and The New York Times considers him to be the "foremost academic economist of the 20th century".******

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  • 1886 FREE AT LAST Early Novel on BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS by an AMERICAN WOMAN ACTIVIST by Mrs. Jane S. Collins 1886 FREE AT LAST Early Novel on BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS by an AMERICAN WOMAN ACTIVIST
    Mrs. Jane S. Collins

    FREE AT LAST, by Mrs. Jane S. Collins.

    PITTSBURGH: Murdoch, Kerr & Co, 1896. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, green cloth covered boards, 5x7 inches, 208 pages. ILLUSTRATED with 15 plates (lacking the frontispiece).

    FAIR condition: the covers are spotted, worn through at the corners and along much of their edges and spine folds, but are original and still doing their job; internally, previous owner's signature (Virginia Sherman) on the front pastedown, lacking the frontispiece but the other 15 called for plates are all present, foxing to the endpapers otherwise just a sprinkling here and there, there is a 1 inch closed tear to the bottom edge of the front free endpaper and a 1 inch closed tear and associated crease to…

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    FREE AT LAST, by Mrs. Jane S. Collins.

    PITTSBURGH: Murdoch, Kerr & Co, 1896. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, green cloth covered boards, 5x7 inches, 208 pages. ILLUSTRATED with 15 plates (lacking the frontispiece).

    FAIR condition: the covers are spotted, worn through at the corners and along much of their edges and spine folds, but are original and still doing their job; internally, previous owner's signature (Virginia Sherman) on the front pastedown, lacking the frontispiece but the other 15 called for plates are all present, foxing to the endpapers otherwise just a sprinkling here and there, there is a 1 inch closed tear to the bottom edge of the front free endpaper and a 1 inch closed tear and associated crease to front edge of the title page, a couple pages are dog-eared; overall the inner pages remain tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid copy with original but flawed covers of this early, rare, woman's novel concerning civil rights for African-Americans.

    FREE AT LAST is one of the first published books whose title is those famous words "free at last", words which came from a spiritual and which later became a sort of anthem for Martin Luther King, Jr. during his speeches and rallies. The novel illustrates the need for Black civil rights, shows the injustices caused by Jim Crow laws, and calls for African-American temperance. The novel's protagonist is the son of slaves. He insists on being admitted to the White House to meet the President.

    The author Mrs. Jane S. Collins was a civil rights activist and temperance crusader. She and her group of women followers would sit in saloons and refuse to leave until arrested and taken away by police. A form of passive resistance that was used by many movements to follow.

    A historically important book written by a white American woman during the Jim Crow era.

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  • 1865 LIBERATOR ANTI-SLAVERY ABOLITIONIST Newspaper IMPORTANT FINAL ISSUE with UNPUBLISHED ABRAHAM LINCOLN TEXT by William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln 1865 LIBERATOR ANTI-SLAVERY ABOLITIONIST Newspaper IMPORTANT FINAL ISSUE with UNPUBLISHED ABRAHAM LINCOLN TEXT
    William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln

    THE LIBERATOR Boston, Friday, December 29, 1865. Vol. XXXV No. 52. ANTI-SLAVERY PERIODICAL.

    This is the Famous and Rare FINAL EDITION of The Liberator. It celebrates the ratification of the 13th Amendment that Abolished Slavery, and contains an UNPUBLISHED EXTRACT from a LETTER by ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

    THIS IS THE ORIGINAL FINAL ISSUE of this important anti-slavery paper. It is the corrected second printing of the final issue, with the added thanks to Reverend May on the third page, and with the additional letter from William C. Nell on the fourth page. Authors include Lydia Maria Child, E. Cady Stanton, Garrison, et al. Lydia Maria Child was, like Garrison, a prominent abolitionist.

    Single fold broadsheet newspaper, 4 pages,…

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    THE LIBERATOR Boston, Friday, December 29, 1865. Vol. XXXV No. 52. ANTI-SLAVERY PERIODICAL.

    This is the Famous and Rare FINAL EDITION of The Liberator. It celebrates the ratification of the 13th Amendment that Abolished Slavery, and contains an UNPUBLISHED EXTRACT from a LETTER by ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

    THIS IS THE ORIGINAL FINAL ISSUE of this important anti-slavery paper. It is the corrected second printing of the final issue, with the added thanks to Reverend May on the third page, and with the additional letter from William C. Nell on the fourth page. Authors include Lydia Maria Child, E. Cady Stanton, Garrison, et al. Lydia Maria Child was, like Garrison, a prominent abolitionist.

    Single fold broadsheet newspaper, 4 pages, 18.5x26 inches. Folded in half vertically and horizontally, as originally distributed.

    Beautiful front-page engraving. On the left side are White slave owners selling their "Slaves, Horses & Other Cattle"; on the right side are Blacks entering the land of Emancipation; in the middle is a picture of Jesus with a Black man and White man at his feet and the statement: "I come to break the bonds of the Oppressor". Running through the illustration is a banner stating: "Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor As Thy Self".

    Edited by William Lloyd Garrison, Printed by J. B. Yerrington & Son, with articles by and/or about William Garrison, Lydia Maria Child, Thaddeus Stevens, Abraham Lincoln, and many others.

    Front page has a twenty-two line extract from an UNPUBLISHED LETTER "from the late PRESIDENT LINCOLN, addressed to Gen. Wadsworth, taking strong ground in favor of universal suffrage", and also a three-column article on "The Constitutional Amendment" (abolishing slavery).

    Other articles include: "Through the Red Sea into the Wilderness" by Lydia Maria Child (8 lengthy paragraphs), "William Lloyd Garrison and the Liberator" (printing remarks by Garrison), and "Political Rights of Women," printing the text of a 26-line letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to William Lloyd Garrison. This issue also includes poems by J. C. Hagan, Sarah T. Bolton, Joel Benton, et al. One of the poems is titled: "A FAREWELL TO THE LIBERATOR", another "Slavery's Funeral March". Again, this was the final issue of "The Liberator," with articles on the abolition of slavery and universal suffrage.

    FAIR condition, the issue was folded both horizontally and vertically as published, there is some light foxing and age toning, there is a 1 inch closed tear to the top margin, a 2 inch closed tear at the intersection of the horizontal and vertical folds and an associated close-by 1 inch closed tear, and small chips to the extremities and folds. Despite the expected wear, this original 155+ year old newspaper remains a complete, bright and clear copy.

    The issue will be sent folded, as is its normal state. Please handle this rare item carefully, it has survived the aftermath of the assassination of Lincoln and the subsequent century and a half, but the newspaper and especially the folds are tender and the issue can be easily damaged.

    This FINAL ISSUE of THE LIBERATOR, with the unpublished Lincoln text and tributes to Garrison and his paper, is considered to be the Publication's MOST VALUABLE and HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER ISSUE. You can read about THE LIBERATOR newspaper, and about many of the contributors in this final issue, on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet.

    See more photos of the issue on the Internet at Blank Verso Books.

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  • 1882 ELECTRICAL MEDICATION & ELECTRO-THERAPY - Cure Everything with Electric Shocks!!! by A. W. Tipton, M.D. 1882 ELECTRICAL MEDICATION & ELECTRO-THERAPY - Cure Everything with Electric Shocks!!!
    A. W. Tipton, M.D.

    Clark's New System of ELECTRICAL MEDICATION - A Revised and Enlarged Edition. By A. W. Tipton, M.D.

    CHICAGO: Chas. J. Johnson, 1882.

    Proposes the use of electricity to help cure almost any disease and heal almost any defect.

    Hardcovers, green cloth covered boards, gilt titles on front cover and spine, 6x9 inches (15x23 cm). Pagination: [1], 264 pages.

    Illustrated with a frontispiece, a few in-text illustrations, and 4 pages of illustrations at the end that show 23 devices for "Electro-Therapeutic Uses". The electrical devices include a "Vaginal Electrode" and "Rectal Electrode". Yikes.

    Previously owned by the 19th century New York physician Dr. J. Van Valkenburgh, with his ink stamp on a number of pages: "Dr. J. Van Valkenburgh…

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    Clark's New System of ELECTRICAL MEDICATION - A Revised and Enlarged Edition. By A. W. Tipton, M.D.

    CHICAGO: Chas. J. Johnson, 1882.

    Proposes the use of electricity to help cure almost any disease and heal almost any defect.

    Hardcovers, green cloth covered boards, gilt titles on front cover and spine, 6x9 inches (15x23 cm). Pagination: [1], 264 pages.

    Illustrated with a frontispiece, a few in-text illustrations, and 4 pages of illustrations at the end that show 23 devices for "Electro-Therapeutic Uses". The electrical devices include a "Vaginal Electrode" and "Rectal Electrode". Yikes.

    Previously owned by the 19th century New York physician Dr. J. Van Valkenburgh, with his ink stamp on a number of pages: "Dr. J. Van Valkenburgh / Physician and Notary Public / Sharon, N.Y.". An Internet search indicates Dr. J. Van Valkenburgh was a member of the "Eclectic Medical Society of New York" in the late 1800s.

    Also previously owned by Gilbert R. Seigworth, MD, b.1932 d.2019, with his ownership label on the front free-endpaper: "Gilbert R. Seigworth, MD / Vestal, New York". An Internet search indicates Dr. Seigworth was an avid collector of antique medical equipment and antiquarian medical books.

    CONDITION: The original covers are worn and not pretty - rubbed, scraped, stained, frayed at the spine ends, and splitting for 2 inches at the front fold; nonetheless they are solid and doing their job. Internally nice, the front and rear inner hinges are cracked but holding well, the thin endpapers have some light creasing, the text pages are lightly age toned as normal, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, complete, copy with well-worn but original covers.

    ORIGINAL 1882 EDITION with interesting provenance.

    Yes, electric shock therapy is making a comeback, but who knew

    it could cure everything!

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  • 1899 CONVERSATIONAL OPENINGS & ENDINGS - CONVERSATION as a CHESS GAME during Social Gatherings by Mrs. Hugh Bell (Dame Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell) 1899 CONVERSATIONAL OPENINGS & ENDINGS - CONVERSATION as a CHESS GAME during Social Gatherings
    Mrs. Hugh Bell (Dame Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell)

    CONVERSATIONAL OPENINGS & ENDINGS - Some Hints for PLAYING the GAME OF SMALL TALK and Other Society Pastimes. By Mrs. Hugh Bell (Dame Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell).

    LONDON: Edward Arnold, 1899. "Revised and Enlarged Edition".

    In the book Lady Bell instructs how to play the game of Conversation as a Chess Game. Like chess, the conversationalists play either Black or White, making "moves" meant to win the game of conversation at evening gatherings. In the book, women play White and men play Black.

    From the book: "I have adopted the phraseology of a Handbook to Chess as being most suitable for my purpose. By Player is meant the interlocutor, and for further convenience I shall designate the male interlocutor as…

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    CONVERSATIONAL OPENINGS & ENDINGS - Some Hints for PLAYING the GAME OF SMALL TALK and Other Society Pastimes. By Mrs. Hugh Bell (Dame Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell).

    LONDON: Edward Arnold, 1899. "Revised and Enlarged Edition".

    In the book Lady Bell instructs how to play the game of Conversation as a Chess Game. Like chess, the conversationalists play either Black or White, making "moves" meant to win the game of conversation at evening gatherings. In the book, women play White and men play Black.

    From the book: "I have adopted the phraseology of a Handbook to Chess as being most suitable for my purpose. By Player is meant the interlocutor, and for further convenience I shall designate the male interlocutor as Black, and the female as White...these being the prevalent hues of male and female costume at evening gatherings, where conversation runs the highest..."

    Hardcovers, paper covered boards titled in black on the front cover and spine, and with black lining on the front and rear boards, 6x8.5 inches, 63 pages.

    FAIR condition, the covers are soiled, worn at the corner tips, edges and spine ends, and the spine bottom is lacking 1 inch of its paper covering, nonetheless the covers are original and still doing their job; internally, the front inner hinge is cracked but holding well, there is a presentation inscription on the front free endpaper: "L. F. S. / from D. A. / July 1900" (maybe significant, no idea), and there is the signature of

    "Willard Pope" on the front pastedown, the pages have yellowed with age as normal, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    RARE 1899 book instructing young ladies on how to checkmate men through conversation.

    About Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell (from Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet):

    ******Dame Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell, Lady Bell, DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire), née Olliffe, b.1851 d.1930, was a British writer and playwright.

    Lady Bell was born in Paris, France in 1851, the youngest of four children of Irish born Joseph Francis Olliffe (later Sir Joseph Olliffe) and Laura Cubitt. She was the second wife of Sir Hugh Bell, 2nd Baronet, of Rounton Grange, and therefore became Lady Bell.

    Lady Bell was the stepmother to her husband's children from his first marriage: British explorer and key political figure in the Middle East, Gertrude Bell, b.1868 d.1926, and Maurice, 3rd Baronet, b.1871 d.1944.

    In 1918 she was appointed as Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE). She died on 16 May 1930 at her home, 95 Sloane Street, Chelsea.******

    Your Move, Quick, Speak.

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  • CYCLING / RADLEREI with 40 ART NOUVEAU - JUGENDSTIL BICYCLING ILLUSTRATIONS Viennese Cycling Club, Austria 1897 by Viennese Cycling Club members CYCLING / RADLEREI with 40 ART NOUVEAU - JUGENDSTIL BICYCLING ILLUSTRATIONS Viennese Cycling Club, Austria 1897
    Viennese Cycling Club members

    RADLEREI ! 40 KUNSTTAFELN. HERAUSGEGEBEN vom WIENER RADFAHR-CLUB "KUNSTLERHAUS". Text redigirt von Carl Rabis und Carl Seidl.

    (CYCLING! 40 ART PLATES by the VIENNESSE CYCLING CLUB "KUNSTLERHAUS". Text edited by Carl Rabis and Carl Seidl.)

    An anthology of illustrations and accompanying text on cycling. Printed by Gerlach & Schenk for the Viennese Cycling Club, Wien / Vienna, [1897]. TEXT IN GERMAN.

    The 40 CYCLING ILLUSTRATIONS are all in the JUGENDSTIL / ART NOUVEAU STYLE that was flourishing in Vienna at the time, most are chromolithographed or helio-engraved images, many are multi colored or tinted. ALL the illustrations feature BIKES and CYCLISTS, male and female. The illustrations are based on works by noted Austrian and German illustrators of the day. The…

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    RADLEREI ! 40 KUNSTTAFELN. HERAUSGEGEBEN vom WIENER RADFAHR-CLUB "KUNSTLERHAUS". Text redigirt von Carl Rabis und Carl Seidl.

    (CYCLING! 40 ART PLATES by the VIENNESSE CYCLING CLUB "KUNSTLERHAUS". Text edited by Carl Rabis and Carl Seidl.)

    An anthology of illustrations and accompanying text on cycling. Printed by Gerlach & Schenk for the Viennese Cycling Club, Wien / Vienna, [1897]. TEXT IN GERMAN.

    The 40 CYCLING ILLUSTRATIONS are all in the JUGENDSTIL / ART NOUVEAU STYLE that was flourishing in Vienna at the time, most are chromolithographed or helio-engraved images, many are multi colored or tinted. ALL the illustrations feature BIKES and CYCLISTS, male and female. The illustrations are based on works by noted Austrian and German illustrators of the day. The accompanying text is by numerous members of the Viennesse Cycling Club.

    HARDCOVERS, engraved illustration on the front cover, 9x12 inches (23x30 cm), 81 pages plus 2 pages of art nouveau style ads at the rear.

    CONDITION: The cover corners are worn and chipped and the edges are mostly worn through, otherwise the covers are solid and the front cover's engraved illustration is brilliant; internally nice, there is light toning to the margins otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    ART NOUVEAU and EARLY CYCLING. Cool and Scarce. Ride On!

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  • 1843 HAHNEMANN - ORGANON OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE Second American Edition HOMEOPATHY by Samuel HAHNEMANN 1843 HAHNEMANN - ORGANON OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE Second American Edition HOMEOPATHY
    Samuel HAHNEMANN

    ORGANON OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE, by Samuel HAHNEMANN. Second American Edition. Translated from the British Translation of the Fourth German Edition.

    Published by William Radde, New York; and James Leath, London, 1843.

    Hardcover book, cloth covered boards, gilt titling and design to the front cover, 6.5x9 inches. Pagination: xxiii, [9]-212 pages.

    Copy of "E. NOTT, M.D.", with his bookplate on the front pastedown. (The "HOMEOPATHIC MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY" elected E. NOTT, M.D. as a member in 1869.)

    There is an interesting handwritten comment in the margin at the bottom of page 39, the page where Digitalis Purpurea is discussed and its virtues extolled. The marginalia reads: "A friend of mine was killed by Digitalis, administered to…

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    ORGANON OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE, by Samuel HAHNEMANN. Second American Edition. Translated from the British Translation of the Fourth German Edition.

    Published by William Radde, New York; and James Leath, London, 1843.

    Hardcover book, cloth covered boards, gilt titling and design to the front cover, 6.5x9 inches. Pagination: xxiii, [9]-212 pages.

    Copy of "E. NOTT, M.D.", with his bookplate on the front pastedown. (The "HOMEOPATHIC MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY" elected E. NOTT, M.D. as a member in 1869.)

    There is an interesting handwritten comment in the margin at the bottom of page 39, the page where Digitalis Purpurea is discussed and its virtues extolled. The marginalia reads: "A friend of mine was killed by Digitalis, administered to subdue his pulse. It brought on mania, characterized by self accusations, and he died miserably." Wonder if it was written by E. Nott, M.D.?

    FAIR condition, the covers have a bit of chipping at the ends but remain sturdy with bright gilt on the front cover; internally, the endpapers are browned, there is waterstaining to the margins of the first few pages, there is foxing throughout, there is a handwritten margin comment as noted above. and the leaf consisting of pages 47/48 has a large hole in its center and related scraping affecting text; despite its flaws, a complete copy of this rare 1843 second American Edition.

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  • 1886 Hahnemann ORGANON ART OF HEALING Fifth American Edition COPY of FEMALE HOMEOPATHY M.D.
    Samuel HAHNEMANN

    ORGANON OF THE ART OF HEALING, by Samuel HAHNEMANN. Fifth American Edition. Translated from the Fifth German Edition, by C. Wesselhoeft, M.D. Hahnemann was the founder of homeopathy.

    Published by the HAHNEMANN PUBLISHING HOUSE, Philadelphia, [1887]. Though the copyright is 1875, the Publisher's catalogue bound in at the rear is for titles published in 1887, which dates this Fifth American Edition as 1887.

    Hardcover book, cloth covered boards, gilt titling and designs to the spine, 6.5x9 inches. Pagination: xix, [17]-244, plus a 16 page "New Catalogue" for Homoeopathic Publications for the year 1887 by Hahnemann Publishing House / F. E. Boericke's.

    VERY GOOD condition, light wear and some light spots to the covers, the front inner hinge is cracked…

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    ORGANON OF THE ART OF HEALING, by Samuel HAHNEMANN. Fifth American Edition. Translated from the Fifth German Edition, by C. Wesselhoeft, M.D. Hahnemann was the founder of homeopathy.

    Published by the HAHNEMANN PUBLISHING HOUSE, Philadelphia, [1887]. Though the copyright is 1875, the Publisher's catalogue bound in at the rear is for titles published in 1887, which dates this Fifth American Edition as 1887.

    Hardcover book, cloth covered boards, gilt titling and designs to the spine, 6.5x9 inches. Pagination: xix, [17]-244, plus a 16 page "New Catalogue" for Homoeopathic Publications for the year 1887 by Hahnemann Publishing House / F. E. Boericke's.

    VERY GOOD condition, light wear and some light spots to the covers, the front inner hinge is cracked but holding well, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    COPY of AUGUSTINE C. HAUB, with her signature and "Boston / Mass. / Oct. 12, '91" handwritten on a blank prelim.

    About AUGUSTINE CHRISTINE HAUB (from Woman's Medical Journal - A Monthly Journal Published in the Interests of Women Physicians, August, 1914):

    ******Dr Augustine Catherine Haub died November 13, 1913, at her place of residence on Beacon Street in Boston after a painful illness of nine months. She was 33. She was born in Gold Hill, Nevada, September 19, 1870. She graduated from Boston University Medical School in 1893. She served as an intern [at the Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital, Boston] the year after her graduation and showed a marked aptitude for surgical work. Her faithfulness to high ideals in her professional work gained for her a devoted clientele. She was fortunately the recipient of a considerable legacy from one of her patients in acknowledgment for unremitting devotion. Her parents are both living in Santa Rosa California.******

    Dr. Horace Packard, a noted homeopathic surgeon, gave an acknowledgement to Dr. Haub in his 1906 book on homeopathic surgery FIVE YEARS' WORK IN SURGERY: "Grateful acknowledgement is herewith expressed for laborious work in surgical tabulating by Dr. Augustine C. Haub..."

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  • Original 1904 NEW YORK STEWARDS MANUAL First Edition - MEMBERS, FINE CUISINE RECIPES, SERVING TIPS - NY Fraternal Organization of Stewards at High-Class N.Y. Hotels, Clubs and Restaurants by Stewards Association of New York City Original 1904 NEW YORK STEWARDS MANUAL First Edition - MEMBERS, FINE CUISINE RECIPES, SERVING TIPS - NY Fraternal Organization of Stewards at High-Class N.Y. Hotels, Clubs and Restaurants
    Stewards Association of New York City

    STEWARDS MANUAL, 1904. History of Its Foundation, Aims and Purposes, Portraits and Biographies of Members, Famous Recipes and Instructions by Prominent Stewards.

    PUBLISHED by the STEWARDS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CITY, Club Room, 49 East Twenty-Eighth Street, New York, 1904. FIRST EDITION.

    A guide to the organization and practices of New York Stewards. Includes a history of the Stewards Association of New York, its members, and the RECIPES and SERVING TIPS of some of New York's most prominent stewards.

    Hardcover book, red cloth covered boards, black title and design on the front cover (including the emblem of the Stewards Association of New York), 7x10.5 inches, 144 pages. Includes ads here and there throughout for items that Stewards at places such…

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    STEWARDS MANUAL, 1904. History of Its Foundation, Aims and Purposes, Portraits and Biographies of Members, Famous Recipes and Instructions by Prominent Stewards.

    PUBLISHED by the STEWARDS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK CITY, Club Room, 49 East Twenty-Eighth Street, New York, 1904. FIRST EDITION.

    A guide to the organization and practices of New York Stewards. Includes a history of the Stewards Association of New York, its members, and the RECIPES and SERVING TIPS of some of New York's most prominent stewards.

    Hardcover book, red cloth covered boards, black title and design on the front cover (including the emblem of the Stewards Association of New York), 7x10.5 inches, 144 pages. Includes ads here and there throughout for items that Stewards at places such as the Ritz might need, e.g. Champagne, Vichy Water Spritzers, Porcelain Fine Tableware, etc.

    ASSOCIATION COPY: "George Pratchett / New York Stewards Association / N.Y.", is hand-written on the front free endpaper.

    LAID-IN is an official envelope of the Stewards Association of New York, with its printed emblem and address on the envelope's return address corner. The letter is postmarked 1903. It is addressed to "THE GORHAM MFG. CO. / Broadway & 19th Street / N.Y. / HOTEL DEPT." The Gorham Manufacturing Company was one of the largest American manufacturers of sterling and silverplate. GORHAM MANUFACTURING has an ad on page 3 of this 1904 book. The actual letter is lacking, so you'll just have to imagine the fancy silverware being ordered by a steward at a high-end fraternal members-only very exclusive New York club..

    Condition: The covers have spotting and are worn at the corner tips and spine ends, but are still doing their job well; the page edges are foxed (page edges of the closed book); internally the pages are nice, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

    RARE, ORIGINAL 1904 FIRST EDITION of the NEW YORK STEWARDS MANUAL. Quite special with the association to a New York Steward, and the laid-in 1903 Stewards Association of New York envelope addressed to Gorham Manufacturing.

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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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  • JOHN BALDESSARI ART MONOGRAPH by Coosje Van Bruggen - SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Both BALDESSARI and van BRUGGEN - First Printing by Coosje van Bruggen / John Baldessari JOHN BALDESSARI ART MONOGRAPH by Coosje Van Bruggen - SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Both BALDESSARI and van BRUGGEN - First Printing
    Coosje van Bruggen / John Baldessari

    JOHN BALDESSARI CONCEPTUAL ART MONOGRAPH / EXHIBITION CATALOG, by Coosje van Bruggen.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the half-title page by both JOHN BALDESSARI and COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN:

    "To Terry and Maggi / Coosje van Bruggen / March 24, 1990".

    "TO TERRY AND MAGGI - / JOHN BALDESSARI".

    Published by Rizzoli, New York, 1990. First edition, first printing, (published concurrently with a hardcover edition). "Published on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles". The show ran at the Museum of Contemporary Art from March 25 to June 17, 1990, then traveled to other major North American museums. (NOTE THAT THE INSCRIPTION BY COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN IS DATED MARCH 24, 1990 - THE DAY…

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    JOHN BALDESSARI CONCEPTUAL ART MONOGRAPH / EXHIBITION CATALOG, by Coosje van Bruggen.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the half-title page by both JOHN BALDESSARI and COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN:

    "To Terry and Maggi / Coosje van Bruggen / March 24, 1990".

    "TO TERRY AND MAGGI - / JOHN BALDESSARI".

    Published by Rizzoli, New York, 1990. First edition, first printing, (published concurrently with a hardcover edition). "Published on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles". The show ran at the Museum of Contemporary Art from March 25 to June 17, 1990, then traveled to other major North American museums. (NOTE THAT THE INSCRIPTION BY COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN IS DATED MARCH 24, 1990 - THE DAY BEFORE THE EXHIBITION OPENED.)

    Softcover Monograph / Exhibition Catalog, 9x12 inches (23x30 cm), 256 pages. Illustrated throughout.

    VERY GOOD condition, some shelf rubs to the covers and a touch of wear to the cover corner tips, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear, and unmarked, with a smooth spine. A solid, lovely copy.

    Rare First Printing SIGNED & INSCRIBED by BOTH Baldessari and van Bruggen.

    About COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN (from Wikipedia):

    ******COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN, b.1942 d.2009, was a Dutch born American sculptor, art historian, and critic. She collaborated extensively with her husband, CLAES OLDENBURG. Her first work with Oldenburg was the installation of the 41-foot Trowel I on the grounds of the Kröller Müller Museum. Together Oldenburg and van Bruggen produced three decades of monumental sculpture that van Bruggen called their Large-Scale Projects.

    Since the 1980s van Bruggen also worked as an independent critic and curator. She was the author of scholarly books and essays on the work of major contemporary artists including Gerhard Richter (1985), John Baldessari (1990), Bruce Nauman (1991), and Hanne Darboven (1991). She also wrote a monograph on architect Frank O. Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

    After a long battle with breast cancer, van Bruggen died at her residence in Los Angeles in 2009, aged 66.******

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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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