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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Russian Ballerina VIKTORINA KRIGER Vintage ILLUSTRATED BOOK Bolshoi Ballet 1964 by M. Chudnovsky Russian Ballerina VIKTORINA KRIGER Vintage ILLUSTRATED BOOK Bolshoi Ballet 1964
    M. Chudnovsky

    VIKTORINA KRIGER, by M. Chudnovsky.

    Illustrated vintage book on the noted Russian Ballerina Viktorina Kriger. Published in Moscow, 1964. TEXT in RUSSIAN.

    Softcovers, French flaps, 5.75x8 inches (14x20 cm), 120 pages plus 32 pages of b&w photographs of the dancer at various stages of her life and career.

    GOOD condition, wear to the spine ends and corner tips, inner pages have a crease to the upper corner, overall a solid copy, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    About VIKTORINA KRIGER (from the Oxford Dictionary of Dance):

    ******Viktorina Kriger, b.1893 d.1978, was a Russian/Soviet dancer, director, and writer. She studied at the Imperial Theatre School, Moscow with Tikhomirov and graduated into the Bolshoi Ballet in 1910. With her virtuoso technique and…

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    VIKTORINA KRIGER, by M. Chudnovsky.

    Illustrated vintage book on the noted Russian Ballerina Viktorina Kriger. Published in Moscow, 1964. TEXT in RUSSIAN.

    Softcovers, French flaps, 5.75x8 inches (14x20 cm), 120 pages plus 32 pages of b&w photographs of the dancer at various stages of her life and career.

    GOOD condition, wear to the spine ends and corner tips, inner pages have a crease to the upper corner, overall a solid copy, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    About VIKTORINA KRIGER (from the Oxford Dictionary of Dance):

    ******Viktorina Kriger, b.1893 d.1978, was a Russian/Soviet dancer, director, and writer. She studied at the Imperial Theatre School, Moscow with Tikhomirov and graduated into the Bolshoi Ballet in 1910. With her virtuoso technique and dramatic gifts she became one of Gorsky's leading ballerinas, outstanding in roles such as Swanilda and Kitri.

    In 1921 she danced with Pavlova's company but was considered too powerful a rival and left, dancing with Mordkin in Moscow in 1923. In 1925 she rejoined the Bolshoi where she remained until 1948. At the same time she toured widely giving concert performances and in 1929 founded the Moscow Art Ballet which performed chamber versions of popular ballets. She attempted to employ Stanislavsky's teaching methods in her productions and in 1939 the company became part of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre. She created roles in several ballets including the stepmother in Zakharov's Cinderella (1945).

    In 1926 she began writing on ballet and was an active journalist until the end of her life. She was author of My Notes (Moscow, 1930) and Director of Bolshoi Theatre Museum from 1955 to 1963.******

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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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  • SACRED SYMBOLS OF THE ANCIENTS Vintage Fortune Telling CARTOMANCY Mysticism FATE by Edith L. Randall & Florence Evelin Campbell, M.A. SACRED SYMBOLS OF THE ANCIENTS Vintage Fortune Telling CARTOMANCY Mysticism FATE
    Edith L. Randall & Florence Evelin Campbell, M.A.

    SACRED SYMBOLS OF THE ANCIENTS The Mystical Significance of our Fifty Two "Playing" Cards and Their Amazing Connection with our Individual Birthdays by Edith L. Randall and Florence Evelin Campbell, M.A.

    Published by DeVorss & Co. Publishers, Marina Del Rey, California, 1974 printing, originally published in 1947. Softcover, illustrated blue covers, blue plastic spiral comb binding, 11" x 8.5", 198 pages, plus one folded illustrated color leaf. GOOD Condition: complete as issued, wear and spotting to the covers, spirals are a little tight and fore-edge not flush (as normal with old spiral bindings, but the pages turn well), some spotting here and there, offsetting from an oxidized paper clip to the upper margin of 6 pages, penned writing on the…

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    SACRED SYMBOLS OF THE ANCIENTS The Mystical Significance of our Fifty Two "Playing" Cards and Their Amazing Connection with our Individual Birthdays by Edith L. Randall and Florence Evelin Campbell, M.A.

    Published by DeVorss & Co. Publishers, Marina Del Rey, California, 1974 printing, originally published in 1947. Softcover, illustrated blue covers, blue plastic spiral comb binding, 11" x 8.5", 198 pages, plus one folded illustrated color leaf. GOOD Condition: complete as issued, wear and spotting to the covers, spirals are a little tight and fore-edge not flush (as normal with old spiral bindings, but the pages turn well), some spotting here and there, offsetting from an oxidized paper clip to the upper margin of 6 pages, penned writing on the Birthdate Memoranda page at the rear, otherwise the inner pages are bright, clean and unmarked and the color fold-open chart at the rear is bright and clean.

    The book explores the mystical connections between the 52 cards of a standard playing card deck and how they can be used for divination. Edith L. Randall (1896-1978) and Florence Evylinn Campbell (1878-1964) were authorities on astrology, cartomancy, numerology, and tarot. They were influenced by the teachings of Olney H. Richmond (1844-1920) head of The Order of the Magi, a secret society tasked with preserving the system of the cards, of whom Randall was a student and follower.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 1908 CHEMITH PRESS, MINNEAPOLIS - MARY MOULTON CHENEY - FINE PRINTING HAND ILLUMINATED SIGNED & NUMBERED - A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS by Richard Realf 1908 CHEMITH PRESS, MINNEAPOLIS - MARY MOULTON CHENEY - FINE PRINTING HAND ILLUMINATED SIGNED & NUMBERED - A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS
    Richard Realf

    A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS, by Richard REALF. Designed and Printed by Mary Moulton CHENEY.

    MINNEAPOLIS : CHEMITH PRESS, Second Edition, 1908.

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "These lines were designed, lettered, and illuminated at the studio of Mary Moulton Cheney. Printed on a Hand Press, the Chemith Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1906".

    From the Signature / Limitation page: "Of 200 Copies this Book is number 171." SIGNED on the page by MARY MOULTON CHENEY who added in her hand "Second Edition 1908".

    Hand-Illuminated Fine-Printing from the WOMAN OWNED, Minneapolis based, Chemith Press. Original thin card covers with hand printed and hand colored title label on the front, string bound, 11 double leaves with rice paper interleaving,…

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    A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS, by Richard REALF. Designed and Printed by Mary Moulton CHENEY.

    MINNEAPOLIS : CHEMITH PRESS, Second Edition, 1908.

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "These lines were designed, lettered, and illuminated at the studio of Mary Moulton Cheney. Printed on a Hand Press, the Chemith Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1906".

    From the Signature / Limitation page: "Of 200 Copies this Book is number 171." SIGNED on the page by MARY MOULTON CHENEY who added in her hand "Second Edition 1908".

    Hand-Illuminated Fine-Printing from the WOMAN OWNED, Minneapolis based, Chemith Press. Original thin card covers with hand printed and hand colored title label on the front, string bound, 11 double leaves with rice paper interleaving, only the first page of each double leaf is printed and colored. The booklet is complete with its integral ribbon which ties the booklet shut.

    VERY GOOD Condition: The covers are toned, lightly soiled, have some small light stains and signs of handling. Each of the 11 hand illuminated leaves shimmers with colors and glitters with gold and brilliance. A lovely copy.

    This little gem has become nearly impossible to find.

    About MARY MOULTON CHENEY and her CHEMITH PRESS (from Wikipedia):

    ******Mary Moulton Cheney, b.1871 d.1957, was a Minneapolis based artist, designer, publisher and bookbinder associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. In 1897 she opened a printmaking shop with Mary Marsh Smith named The Artcraft Shop: Sign of the Bay Tree. It was one of the first all woman private presses in the United States, making books, pamphlets, and bookplates. In 1902 she expanded into bookbinding and founded The Chemith Press which produced uniquely designed and finely printed books and pamphlets.

    Cheney was also an influential figure in the development of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 1897 she organized the college's first course on design. She went on to become the principal of the college's design department, then the Dean of Women, and finally served as the college's president from 1917 to 1925.******

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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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  • STREET FASHION Featuring the ARCHIVE OF VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Christie's Auction Catalog 2001 by Vivienne Westwood STREET FASHION Featuring the ARCHIVE OF VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Christie's Auction Catalog 2001
    Vivienne Westwood

    COSTUME Including STREET FASHION AND ACCESSORIES Featuring the ARCHIVE OF VIVIENNE WESTWOOD 1985-1995. Christie's catalog for the auction that took place in London on 4 September 2001.

    Softcover auction catalog, 38 pages, 329 lots. Illustrated with color photographs of some of the lots.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • 1902 PLANTATION BIRD LEGENDS Martha Young ALABAMA AFRICAN-AMERICAN / SLAVE FOLKLORE First Edition SIGNED & INSCRIBED + Laid-In Handwritten Letter by Martha Strudwick Young 1902 PLANTATION BIRD LEGENDS Martha Young ALABAMA AFRICAN-AMERICAN / SLAVE FOLKLORE First Edition SIGNED & INSCRIBED + Laid-In Handwritten Letter
    Martha Strudwick Young

    PLANTATION BIRD LEGENDS, by MARTHA YOUNG, with illustrations by J.M. Condé.

    NEW YORK: R. H. Russell, 1902. First edition, first printing, with the statement "First Impression, October, 1902" on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings.

    The book is dedicated 'To all the Dear Namesakes of E.Y. and A.E.Y.' (Elisha Young and Anne Eliza Young, Martha Young and her siblings' parents.)

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR, MARTHA YOUNG, to her SISTER, ANN ELIZA MUCKLE, on the front free endpaper:

    "To Ann Eliza Muckle / One of the Namesakes / With the love of her sister / Martha Young".

    LAID-IN is a HANDWRITTEN LETTER by Martha Young to her sister "Mrs. Alfred Muckle". It is…

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    PLANTATION BIRD LEGENDS, by MARTHA YOUNG, with illustrations by J.M. Condé.

    NEW YORK: R. H. Russell, 1902. First edition, first printing, with the statement "First Impression, October, 1902" on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings.

    The book is dedicated 'To all the Dear Namesakes of E.Y. and A.E.Y.' (Elisha Young and Anne Eliza Young, Martha Young and her siblings' parents.)

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR, MARTHA YOUNG, to her SISTER, ANN ELIZA MUCKLE, on the front free endpaper:

    "To Ann Eliza Muckle / One of the Namesakes / With the love of her sister / Martha Young".

    LAID-IN is a HANDWRITTEN LETTER by Martha Young to her sister "Mrs. Alfred Muckle". It is written on 1 1/2 pages of a 4 page single fold sheet of paper. Much of the handwriting is indecipherable to me, but here is how it begins: "Dearest Fredie: / This may be a help to you. If Fettie comes through and I see her I will ask if she has the book of..." The letter is signed/initialed M.Y. and dated (?) 20, 1934. On the folded backside it is addressed to Mrs. Alfred Muckle / Courtesy of Agnes Tutwiler". (AGNES TUTWILER was a relative of Martha Young; FREDIE likely was Martha Young's nickname for her married sister.)

    Hardcover Book, illustrated covers, 249 pages. ILLUSTRATED with a frontispiece photograph "Witch Menées Child" and 27 b&w drawings. Though the drawings and their captions are meant to illustrate the folktales and dialects of Southern Blacks (mostly former slaves), and were widely admired by writers of the day, many would be considered racist today.

    FAIR condition. The covers are soiled with a scattering of scrapes, the rear cover has some water staining to its bottom edge, the spine is substantially scraped and rubbed; nonetheless the covers are still solid and doing their job. Internally, the front inner hinge is cracked but holding well, there is foxing primarily to the first and last few pages, light finger smudges here and there, and one page has a thumbprint size chip to its front margin (not affecting text) and another with a 2 inch closed tear, else the inner pages remain tight, clean, clear and unmarked. All 27 b&w plates are present, a few have a bit of foxing. The laid-in letter has folds, creases, smudging and some stains, but the text remains clear (though the handwriting is difficult).

    About MARTHA YOUNG (from Wikipedia and the Alabama Women's Hall Of Fame websites):

    ******Martha Strudwick Young, b.1862 d.1941, was an American regionalist writer known for her recounting of Southern folk tales, fables, and songs of Black life in the plantation era. She was admired by other writers for her skill with dialect. Young was inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 1986.

    Martha Strudwick Young was the daughter of Confederate surgeon Elisha Young and Anne Eliza Ashe (Tutwiler) Young. The women's education and prison reform advocate Julia Strudwick Tutwiler was her aunt. Her family moved to Greensboro after the Civil War, and it was there that she learned the Southern folk tales and stories of African-American culture that would form the basis of her writings.

    In 1901 Young published her first book, Plantation Songs for My Lady's Banjo and Other Negro Lyrics & Monologues. She followed up in 1902 with Plantation Bird Legends, which established her reputation as a leading writer of dialect tales. Young was one of a group of regional writers who helped to popularize the use of dialect as an adjunct to realism, including George Washington Cable, Kate Chopin, Mary Noailles Murfree, and Joel Chandler Harris. She has been called "Alabama's foremost folklorist."

    From her 1986 induction into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame: "During a life which bridged two centuries, she recorded a rapidly disappearing culture, preserving it as a heritage for future generations."******

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  • RAW Cookbook SIGNED and INSCRIBED by VEGAN Queen ROXANNE KLEIN Pioneering Vegetarian Chef Owner of ROXANNE'S Iconic Larkspur Restaurant by Roxanne Klein, Charlie Trotter RAW Cookbook SIGNED and INSCRIBED by VEGAN Queen ROXANNE KLEIN Pioneering Vegetarian Chef Owner of ROXANNE'S Iconic Larkspur Restaurant
    Roxanne Klein, Charlie Trotter

    RAW by Roxanne Klein & Charlie Trotter

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by ROXANNE KLEIN Groundbreaking Raw Food Author and Chef Owner of her eponymous Larkspur, Marin County restaurant ROXANNE'S in black ink on the title page " Doug, Enjoy your Raw experience! Roxanne Klein 3.04 "

    Published by Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, 2003. First edition, first printing so stated, number-line starts at 1. Hardcover in dustjacket, black cloth with green printing on the spine, 11.25" x 9.25", avocado green endpapers, 215 pages, beautifully illustrated throughout with color photographs of the captivating dishes detailed in the book. NEAR FINE CONDITION BOOK & DUSTJACKET: tight, bright, clean and unmarked, the unpriced-clipped DJ has a touch of edge and corner-tip wear. A handsome and…

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    RAW by Roxanne Klein & Charlie Trotter

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by ROXANNE KLEIN Groundbreaking Raw Food Author and Chef Owner of her eponymous Larkspur, Marin County restaurant ROXANNE'S in black ink on the title page " Doug, Enjoy your Raw experience! Roxanne Klein 3.04 "

    Published by Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, 2003. First edition, first printing so stated, number-line starts at 1. Hardcover in dustjacket, black cloth with green printing on the spine, 11.25" x 9.25", avocado green endpapers, 215 pages, beautifully illustrated throughout with color photographs of the captivating dishes detailed in the book. NEAR FINE CONDITION BOOK & DUSTJACKET: tight, bright, clean and unmarked, the unpriced-clipped DJ has a touch of edge and corner-tip wear. A handsome and uncommon copy SIGNED by iconic vegetarian chef and restauranteur Roxanne Klein.

    In the early 2000s Chef Owner Roxanne Klein was the hottest thing on the American food scene. People called her a revolutionary, comparisons to Alice Waters were made. Klein created quite the stir in the culinary world by introducing a new fine dining cuisine based on raw, organic vegetarian ingredients. Roxanne's was one of the most innovative new restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. The restaurant's "living food" cuisine earned rave reviews from both diners and food critics. Gourmet Magazine stated, "Roxanne's is simply the most innovative restaurant of our time." Famed Bay Area critic Michael Bauer said Roxanne's offers "truly four-star dining, with a world class wine list and elegant decor." A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, her creativity with vegetarian cuisine and her broad knowledge of organic ingredients earned her respect from a variety of culinary authorities.

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  • 1910 SALESWOMAN'S TEXTILE SAMPLE BOX with 598 VINTAGE FABRIC SWATCHES National Dress Goods Company 1910 SALESWOMAN'S TEXTILE SAMPLE BOX with 598 VINTAGE FABRIC SWATCHES National Dress Goods Company

    TEXTILE SAMPLE BOX of The National Dress Goods Company, with 598 FABRIC SWATCHES tipped onto captioned cards or into single-fold folders. The swatches are of various sizes: 2.75x3.75 inches (on cards), 3x4.5 inches (on cards), 2x2.5 inches (in folders). They are arranged in a box which is divided into several sections. Circa 1910. The sample box likely belonged to a saleswoman, as women were primarily who the National Dress Goods Company hired to sell their goods.

    All the fabric swatches and cards are in VERY GOOD condition, some of the swatches and some of the folders are creased, "sold out" is written beside some of the swatches, overall everything is present and bright, clean and clear. The box's lid is…

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    TEXTILE SAMPLE BOX of The National Dress Goods Company, with 598 FABRIC SWATCHES tipped onto captioned cards or into single-fold folders. The swatches are of various sizes: 2.75x3.75 inches (on cards), 3x4.5 inches (on cards), 2x2.5 inches (in folders). They are arranged in a box which is divided into several sections. Circa 1910. The sample box likely belonged to a saleswoman, as women were primarily who the National Dress Goods Company hired to sell their goods.

    All the fabric swatches and cards are in VERY GOOD condition, some of the swatches and some of the folders are creased, "sold out" is written beside some of the swatches, overall everything is present and bright, clean and clear. The box's lid is splitting for a few inches along one of its top edges and has a few creases, otherwise the box is solid and doing its job well.

    A RARE COLLECTION of HUNDREDS of ACTUAL FABRICS for use in designing all sorts of early 20th century fashions - women's dresses, children's wear, robes, pajamas, towels, etc. From NEW YORK'S HEYDAY as the TEXTILE CAPITAL OF AMERICA

    ******THE NATIONAL DRESS GOODS COMPANY, NEW YORK, needs competent responsible women to represent them in each locality. Pleasant permanent work. Free outfit. Good pay. Write today for full particulars. NATIONAL DRESS GOODS COMPANY Department 18 No 260 West Broadway New York.****** (From an AD in a 1910 issue of MUNSEY'S MAGAZINE.)

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This fabric sample box is heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • LOS QUE VIVEN EN LA ARENA (Those Who Live In The Sand) - PHOTOGRAPHS by GRACIELA ITURBE First Edition MEXICO CITY 1/2000 by Graciela Iturbe and Luis Barjau LOS QUE VIVEN EN LA ARENA (Those Who Live In The Sand) - PHOTOGRAPHS by GRACIELA ITURBE First Edition MEXICO CITY 1/2000
    Graciela Iturbe and Luis Barjau

    LOS QUE VIVEN EN LA ARENA [Those Who Live In The Sand]. PHOTOGRAPHS by GRACIELA ITURBE with TEXT by LUIS BARJAU. This is the second book of photographs by Graciela Iturbe, following "Avándaro" in 1971. Text in Spanish.

    MEXICO: Instituto Nacional Indigenista (INI-FONAPAS), 1981. First and Limited Edition, one of 2000 copies, as stated on the Colophon page (the last page). ISBN: 9688220159.

    Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches (20x27 cm), 74 pages. Illustrated throughout with Iturbe's b&w photographs.

    VERY GOOD condition: The covers have shelf rubs, light edge toning and signs of handling, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice copy.

    SCARCE - This early and important work by Graciela Iturbide has become very difficult to find.

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    LOS QUE VIVEN EN LA ARENA [Those Who Live In The Sand]. PHOTOGRAPHS by GRACIELA ITURBE with TEXT by LUIS BARJAU. This is the second book of photographs by Graciela Iturbe, following "Avándaro" in 1971. Text in Spanish.

    MEXICO: Instituto Nacional Indigenista (INI-FONAPAS), 1981. First and Limited Edition, one of 2000 copies, as stated on the Colophon page (the last page). ISBN: 9688220159.

    Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches (20x27 cm), 74 pages. Illustrated throughout with Iturbe's b&w photographs.

    VERY GOOD condition: The covers have shelf rubs, light edge toning and signs of handling, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice copy.

    SCARCE - This early and important work by Graciela Iturbide has become very difficult to find.

    About GRACIELA ITURBIDE (extracts from Wikipedia and Other Internet Sites):

    ******Graciela Iturbide, b.1942, is a Mexican photographer. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of many major museums, including MOMA, LACMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Centre Georges Pompidou.

    In 1978, Iturbide was commissioned by the Ethnographic Archive of the National Indigenous Institute of Mexico to work on a series about Mexico's Seri Indians who lived in the Sonoran desert along the Arizona/Mexico border. She was in Punta Chueca for a month and a half working on the series. There were about 500 people within the community. It was while working for this series that her photograph called "Mujer Ángel" was taken. The image depicts a Seri woman walking towards a cave carrying a boombox, looking as if she could fly off into the desert sky.******

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  • REBECCA NJAU - KENYA'S FIRST FEMALE PLAYWRIGHT **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** THE SCAR: A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT by Rebecca Njau / Rebeka Njau REBECCA NJAU - KENYA'S FIRST FEMALE PLAYWRIGHT **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** THE SCAR: A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT
    Rebecca Njau / Rebeka Njau

    THE SCAR: A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT, by Rebecca NJAU (REBEKA NJAU).

    KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA: Kibo Art Gallery, 1965. First Edition.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED in SWAHILI by REBEKA NJAU on the title page: "Asante sana kwa kututembelea Nairobi / Rebeka Njau (signed) / 7-7-72". (Thank you so much for visiting us in Nairobi / Rebeka Njau / 7-7-72.)

    Booklet, black wrappers, white titles, side stapled, 5.75x7.75 (15x19.5 cm), 32 pages. Photo portrait of the author on the inside front cover.

    VERY GOOD condition, lightly handled, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

    RARE with the SIGNATURE and SWAHILI INSCRIPTION of Rebeka Njau.

    About REBEKA NJAU (from Wikipedia):

    ******Rebeka Njau (née Nyanjega; born 15 December 1932) was Kenya's first…

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    THE SCAR: A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT, by Rebecca NJAU (REBEKA NJAU).

    KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA: Kibo Art Gallery, 1965. First Edition.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED in SWAHILI by REBEKA NJAU on the title page: "Asante sana kwa kututembelea Nairobi / Rebeka Njau (signed) / 7-7-72". (Thank you so much for visiting us in Nairobi / Rebeka Njau / 7-7-72.)

    Booklet, black wrappers, white titles, side stapled, 5.75x7.75 (15x19.5 cm), 32 pages. Photo portrait of the author on the inside front cover.

    VERY GOOD condition, lightly handled, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

    RARE with the SIGNATURE and SWAHILI INSCRIPTION of Rebeka Njau.

    About REBEKA NJAU (from Wikipedia):

    ******Rebeka Njau (née Nyanjega; born 15 December 1932) was Kenya's first female playwright and a pioneer in the representation of African women in literature. Her writing has addressed topics such as female genital mutilation and homosexuality. Her earliest works appeared under the name "Rebecca Njau".

    THE SCAR, a one-act play, is considered the first play written by a Kenyan woman. It was published in book form in 1965 by Kibo Art Gallery in Marangu (after first appearing in a journal in 1963). THE SCAR premiered at the Uganda National Theatre in 1963 and went on to be performed in Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania and the USA. The play centres on the issue of female genital mutilation. The main character is Mariana, a former prostitute who tries to help girls escape female genital mutilation, which she regards as a "brutal custom". She advocates for alternative forms of initiation that can empower girls. Mariana is opposed by other women, who claim to be acting on behalf of the community's elders. The play ends with Mariana being shamed for having an illegitimate child and losing her status. In 1964, a second play by Njau, In the Round Chain, was performed before being banned by the Ugandan government.******

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  • MARY MOULTON CHENEY (Chemith Press) - ILLUMINATED & SIGNED - CHAPTER THIRTEEN of the FIRST EPISTLE to the CORINTHIANS WRITTEN by PAUL the APOSTLE by MARY MOULTON CHENEY MARY MOULTON CHENEY (Chemith Press) - ILLUMINATED & SIGNED - CHAPTER THIRTEEN of the FIRST EPISTLE to the CORINTHIANS WRITTEN by PAUL the APOSTLE
    MARY MOULTON CHENEY

    CHAPTER THIRTEEN of the FIRST EPISTLE to the CORINTHIANS WRITTEN by PAUL the APOSTLE.

    FINE PRINTING, DESIGNED, ILLUMINATED and PUBLISHED by MARY MOULTON CHENEY, [Chemith Press], Minneapolis, MCMIII (1903).

    HAND SIGNED by MARY MOULTON CHENEY on the limitation page. One of only 500 copies: "This Book is number 137 of 500 copies which have been made".

    Hardcovers, cloth covered boards with a color illustration by Mary Moulton Cheney on both the front and rear cover, 5.25x9.5 inches, 14 pages (7 leaves) printed on heavy stock watermarked paper (Strathmore). Each page is beautifully HAND ILLUMINATED with GOLD, GREEN, RED and BLACK. The colors are brilliant and the gold glitters.

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "This book was printed by…

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    CHAPTER THIRTEEN of the FIRST EPISTLE to the CORINTHIANS WRITTEN by PAUL the APOSTLE.

    FINE PRINTING, DESIGNED, ILLUMINATED and PUBLISHED by MARY MOULTON CHENEY, [Chemith Press], Minneapolis, MCMIII (1903).

    HAND SIGNED by MARY MOULTON CHENEY on the limitation page. One of only 500 copies: "This Book is number 137 of 500 copies which have been made".

    Hardcovers, cloth covered boards with a color illustration by Mary Moulton Cheney on both the front and rear cover, 5.25x9.5 inches, 14 pages (7 leaves) printed on heavy stock watermarked paper (Strathmore). Each page is beautifully HAND ILLUMINATED with GOLD, GREEN, RED and BLACK. The colors are brilliant and the gold glitters.

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "This book was printed by Hahn and Harmon, bound by A. J. Dahl & Co., published by Mary Moulton Cheney at Minneapolis, Minnesota". The illuminations and designs are by Cheney, her printed initials "M. M. Cheney" are on the covers and the Colophon page.

    VERY GOOD Condition: The covers are toned, lightly soiled, have a few spots, and have slight wear at the corner tips and spine ends, but are solid and attractive; the inner pages are lightly toned, are cracked at the hinge at one or two places but holding well, the illuminated pages are BRILLIANT!

    A gem with gorgeous illumination by Mary Moulton Cheney.

    About MARY MOULTON CHENEY and her CHEMITH PRESS(from Wikipedia):

    ******Mary Moulton Cheney, b.1871 d.1957, was a Minneapolis based artist, designer, publisher and bookbinder associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. In 1897 she opened a printmaking shop with Mary Marsh Smith named The Artcraft Shop: Sign of the Bay Tree. It was one of the first all woman private presses in the United States, making books, pamphlets, and bookplates. In 1902 she expanded into bookbinding and founded The Chemith Press which produced uniquely designed and finely printed books and pamphlets.

    Cheney was also an influential figure in the development of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 1897 she organized the college's first course on design. She went on to become the principal of the college's design department, then the Dean of Women, and finally served as the college's president from 1917 to 1925.******

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  • TSUNEKO NAKAZATO EXHIBITION Award Winning Japanese Woman Author PHOTOS, MANUSCRIPTS, MEMORABILIA by TSUNEKO NAKAZATO TSUNEKO NAKAZATO EXHIBITION Award Winning Japanese Woman Author PHOTOS, MANUSCRIPTS, MEMORABILIA
    TSUNEKO NAKAZATO

    TSUNEKO NAKAZATO EXHIBITION CATALOG Award Winning Japanese Female Writer - PHOTOS, MANUSCRIPTS, MEMORABILIA Kanagawa Museum 1989

    TSUNEKO NAKAZATO EXHIBITION CATALOG including Manuscripts, Books, Photos, and Personal Memorabilia. The exhibition, THE HEART OF THE STORY, was held at the Kanagawa Modern Literature Museum in 1989. The catalog was published by the Kanagawa Literature Promotion Foundation in conjunction with the exhibition. First Edition. TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    Softcovers, 7x10 inches, 32 pages. FULLY ILLUSTRATED.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    About TSUNEKO NAKAZATO (from Wikipedia):

    ******Tsuneko Nakazato, b.1909 d.1987, was the pen name of a novelist in Showa period Japan. Her real name was Nakazato Tsune.

    Nakazato was born in Fujisawa city, Kanagawa prefecture and graduated from the Kanagawa Girls' Higher…

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    TSUNEKO NAKAZATO EXHIBITION CATALOG Award Winning Japanese Female Writer - PHOTOS, MANUSCRIPTS, MEMORABILIA Kanagawa Museum 1989

    TSUNEKO NAKAZATO EXHIBITION CATALOG including Manuscripts, Books, Photos, and Personal Memorabilia. The exhibition, THE HEART OF THE STORY, was held at the Kanagawa Modern Literature Museum in 1989. The catalog was published by the Kanagawa Literature Promotion Foundation in conjunction with the exhibition. First Edition. TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    Softcovers, 7x10 inches, 32 pages. FULLY ILLUSTRATED.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    About TSUNEKO NAKAZATO (from Wikipedia):

    ******Tsuneko Nakazato, b.1909 d.1987, was the pen name of a novelist in Showa period Japan. Her real name was Nakazato Tsune.

    Nakazato was born in Fujisawa city, Kanagawa prefecture and graduated from the Kanagawa Girls' Higher School. When she was 17 years old she met Tatsuo Nagai and started writing, publishing multiple novellas before her marriage at age 19.

    In 1938, Nakazato became the first woman to win the prestigious Akutagawa Prize, with her short story Noriai bashi. After World War II, she came to be known for a number of works addressing the issue of international marriage, including Mariannu monogatari (Maryann's Story, 1946) and Kusari (Chain, 1959), which were drawn from her own daughter's marriage to an American. Her novel Utamakura (Song Pillow, 1973) was awarded the Yomiuri Prize. In 1974, she received the Japan Art Academy Prize, and became a member of that institution in 1983.

    Nakazato was a resident of Zushi, Kanagawa from 1932 until her death due to colon cancer in 1987. Her grave is at the temple of Engaku-ji in Kamakura.******

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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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  • MARIANNE MOORE - UNFINISHED POEMS - ROSENBACH FOUNDATION 1972 by Marianne Moore MARIANNE MOORE - UNFINISHED POEMS - ROSENBACH FOUNDATION 1972
    Marianne Moore

    UNFINISHED POEMS by MARIANNE MOORE. The Rosenbach Foundation, Philadelphia, 1972.

    Photocopied pages, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, 76 pages printed on one side only. VERY GOOD condition, the front and rear clear plastic covers are age toned and a bit soiled, the inner pages are lightly toned, the photocopied pages have many of the usual early copy machine lines, spots and changes in clarity. Overall a wonderful look at Marianne Moore's unpublished and often incomplete poems.

    SCARCE. In 1972, the year Marianne Moore died, the Rosenbach Foundation realized it was necessary to get copyrights for Moore's unpublished poems, none of which were copyrighted at the time. The result, apparently, was this photocopied publication that was put together by the…

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    UNFINISHED POEMS by MARIANNE MOORE. The Rosenbach Foundation, Philadelphia, 1972.

    Photocopied pages, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, 76 pages printed on one side only. VERY GOOD condition, the front and rear clear plastic covers are age toned and a bit soiled, the inner pages are lightly toned, the photocopied pages have many of the usual early copy machine lines, spots and changes in clarity. Overall a wonderful look at Marianne Moore's unpublished and often incomplete poems.

    SCARCE. In 1972, the year Marianne Moore died, the Rosenbach Foundation realized it was necessary to get copyrights for Moore's unpublished poems, none of which were copyrighted at the time. The result, apparently, was this photocopied publication that was put together by the Rosenbach Foundation for the sole purpose of being sent to the Library of Congress for copyright protection.

    In 1972 Patricia C. Willis was curator of the Marianne Moore papers at the Rosenbach Foundation. Here is what she wrote in 2015 about this 1972 photocopied collection of "Unpublished Poems" that she assembled for copyright protection (taken from the Internet):

    "When as curator of the Moore papers at the Rosenbach I first sorted the poetry manuscripts...I saw that each was typed with Moore's typewriter of the time on the blue stationary that she customarily used for poems she sent to little magazines and most bore her Carlisle return address in the upper left corner. With the permission of her estate, I prepared a photocopy edition of "Unfinished Poems" in order to secure copyrights for her unpublished poems... - Patricia C. Willis, November 16, 2015."

    I have no idea how many of these "Unpublished Poems by Marianne Moore" were put together for internal distribution at the Rosenbach, but it is the only copy I have or have ever seen.

    ************************************** From Wikipedia and various Internet sources:

    Marianne Craig Moore, b.1887 d.1972, was an American modernist poet, critic, translator, and editor. Her poetry is noted for formal innovation, precise diction, irony, and wit.

    The Rosenbach Foundation's literary collection includes virtually all of the manuscripts and papers of Marianne Moore (1887-1972), as well as her personal library, thousands of photographs, and the contents of her Greenwich village living room, thus making the Rosenbach the undisputed center for the study of Marianne Moore.

    Patricia C. Willis is the author and editor of a number of books on Marianne Moore. She worked at the Rosenbach Foundation and later at Yale's Beinecke Library as its Elizabeth Wakeman Dwight Curator of the Collection of American Literature.

    Clive E. Driver, whose name is on the copyright page, was the Literary Executor of the Estate of Marianne C. Moore. He worked at the Rosenbach Foundation and has written a number of works published by the Foundation. **************************************

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