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CLAESSENS, August

Published by Rand School Press, New York (1953)

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Item Description: Rand School Press, New York, 1953. First Edition. Memoir of the long-serving Socialist (and later Social Democrat) politician and educator, whose career spanned from the formative years of the Socialist Party of America through the Cold War. Red cloth (hardcover); dustjacket; 200pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in lightly rubbed dustwrapper, inscribed by Claessens in ink on front endpaper, to an Albert Rosengarten. Bookseller Inventory # 32614

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By the Author of 'The New Gospel of Peace' [i.e., Richard Grant Wright]

Published by G.W. Carleton 1871-2, New York (1871)

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Item Description: G.W. Carleton 1871-2, New York, 1871. First Edition. Two vols; 12mo. Original bright orange glazed, printed wrappers; 87p (paged continuously). Ownership signature of a "Wm. J.L. Perry" to each cover; general light edgewear and rubbing to externals, but withal a pleasing, lightly worn set in the original wrappers, unusual thus. A satire of New York's upper crust, with special attention to the Vanderbilts and Wall Street. Written in a mock-Biblical style, to occasionally humorous effect. WRIGHT II:2707. Bookseller Inventory # 32664

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CARMER, Carl; Stow Wengenroth, illus

Published by Farrar & Rinehart Incorporated [1939], New York (1939)

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Item Description: Farrar & Rinehart Incorporated [1939], New York, 1939. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in blue pictorial dust jacket, blue topstain; xii,434,[13]pp.; double-page illus. throughout, pictorial endpapers. Jacket extremities a bit worn with some brief tape repair to verso extremities, topstain somewhat faded, cloth very slightly discolored along spine edges, else Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Forms part of the Rivers of America series. Bookseller Inventory # 32683

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JEFFERSON, Annetta Gomez

Published by Ramakha Press, Cleveland (1972)

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Item Description: Ramakha Press, Cleveland, 1972. First Edition. Uncommon volume of early poems by the Ohio poet, actress, and long-time professor of Theatre at The College of Wooster, channelling her feelings on discrimination experienced as a Black woman. No examples for sale in the trade (Jan.2017), with 7 holdings in OCLC. Slim octavo (21cm); glossy white and black wrappers, stapled; 44pp. Wrappers slightly dusty, else clean internally; Very Good+. Bookseller Inventory # 32663

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DUNCAN, Robert; "Jess," illus

Published by Sand Dollar, [San Francisco] (1972)

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Item Description: Sand Dollar, [San Francisco], 1972. Expanded Edition. Wrapper issue, second state with signatures sewn. Octavo (21.5cm.); original white pictorial card wrappers; [10],xlix,[1],73pp.; illus. throughout. Light toning, else Very Good to Near Fine. Published by Jack Shoemaker. LEPPER, p. 166. Bookseller Inventory # 23891

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COBLENTZ, Stanton A.; Charles E. McCurdy, illus

Published by Fantasy Publishing Co, Los Angeles (1948)

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Item Description: Fantasy Publishing Co, Los Angeles, 1948. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket illustrated by Roy Hunt; [8],184pp.; plates throughout. Some gentle shelf wear to jacket extremities, including shallow loss along bottom edge of upper panel touching one letter without loss of sense, some faint soil to rear panel only just bleeding through to cloth, else a Very Good, still quite brilliant copy. "A Romance of Atlantis" - upper jacket panel. Bookseller Inventory # 23281

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STEIN, Gertrude; G. Hugnet and V. Thomson, trans.; Pierre de Massot, préf

Published by Éditions de la Montagne [1930], Paris (1930)

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Item Description: Éditions de la Montagne [1930], Paris, 1930. First Trade Edition. Limited to 400 copies printed on Alfa paper of which this is no. 418. Octavo (23cm.); original cream pictorial card wrappers in glassine dust jacket; 85pp. Glassine a bit yellowed with rather substantial loss at bottom edge of rear panel, wrappers a bit rubbed and worn, else Very Good in Good or better jacket. Bilingual text in French and English. WILSON A15d. Bookseller Inventory # 21659

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LANG, Lothar

Published by Edition Leipzig [1990], Leipzig (1990)

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Item Description: Edition Leipzig [1990], Leipzig, 1990. First Edition. Quarto (27.25cm.); original cloth in black photo-illustrated dust jacket; 208pp.; color illus. throughout. Light shelf wear to jacket extremities, including tiny closed tear at spine crown, else Very Good or better. Wonderfully illustrated reference on 20th-century book design. Bookseller Inventory # 32591

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BARBOUR, Ralph Henry

Published by Doubleday, Page & Company, New York (1903)

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Item Description: Doubleday, Page & Company, New York, 1903. First Edition. Early romantic novel by the extraordinarily prolific Barbour, known mostly for his juvenile sports stories. This title somewhat uncommon; POD's only online as of 2017. SMITH B-187. Octavo. Red cloth over gray cloth boards, decorative device stamped to spine and front cover; 416pp. Minor wear to board edges and spine ends; still a tight, Very Good copy free of markings or significant wear. Bookseller Inventory # 32593

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JERMAN, Sylvia Paul

Published by Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, New York (1934)

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Item Description: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, New York, 1934. First Edition. Scarce second novel by Jerman, a Cosmpolitan staff writer and one-time personal secretary to Arthur Brisbane. A portrait of cocaine addiction, with romantic elements. Missed by Hanna. Octavo. Red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 255pp. Cover gilt dulled, else a straight, tight copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper, price clipped but otherwise quite fresh and free of wear, VG+. Exceptional and uncommon Art Deco dustwrapper design by Frank MacIntosh. Bookseller Inventory # 32579

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JACOBSEN, Wolfgang

Published by Argon [1992], [Berlin] (1992)

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Item Description: Argon [1992], [Berlin], 1992. First Edition. Quarto (27cm.); original silver photo-illustrated card wrappers, French flaps; 368pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Near Fine. Text entirely in German. History of Babelsberg Studio outside of Berlin, the oldest large-scale film studio in the world. Bookseller Inventory # 32594

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LIDSTONE, John and Don McIntosh; Roger Kerkham, photographs

Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company [1970], New York (1970)

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Item Description: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company [1970], New York, 1970. First Edition. Oblong quarto (18x26.5cm.); original simulated cloth in photo-illustrated dust jacket; 111pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Jacket extremities a bit shelf worn with a couple short closed tears to top edge of rear panel not approaching text, top textblock edge a bit foxed and dusty, else Very Good and sound. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Shahn with their estate label tipped to front pastedown. Bookseller Inventory # 32588

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LALIBERTÉ, Norman and Alex Mogelon

Published by Art Horizons Book / Van Nostrand Reinhold Company [1974], New York (1974)

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Item Description: Art Horizons Book / Van Nostrand Reinhold Company [1974], New York, 1974. First Edition. Square quarto (21cm.); simulated cloth in white pictorial dust jacket; 104pp.; illus. throughout. Light shelf wear to jacket extremities, short closed tear to top edge of rear panel not approaching text, old price sticker cancel to front flap; Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 32592

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BENHAM, Charles E.

Published by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co n.d. [1892], London (1892)

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Item Description: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co n.d. [1892], London, 1892. First Edition. Octavo. Publisher's terra-cotta cloth, lettered in gilt on front cover; folding frontispiece; 70pp + [18]pp publisher's catalog. Minor external wear, small white stain to rear cover, but still a tight, VG copy in original cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 32590

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ROGOW, Roberta and Shirley Winston, eds

Published by Other World Books, Fair Lawn, NJ (1985)

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Item Description: Other World Books, Fair Lawn, NJ, 1985. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); original blue pictorial staplebound card wrappers; 40pp.; illus. throughout. Very minor soil to upper wrapper else Near Fine. First issue of this short-lived science fiction journal. OCLC locates one holding as of January, 2017, at Syracuse (no. 6 only). Bookseller Inventory # 32584

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KAHN, Wolf

Published by Station Hill Press, Barrytown NY (1983)

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Item Description: Station Hill Press, Barrytown NY, 1983. First Edition. Oblong octavo. Tan linen boards; unpaged [48pp]; illus. Tight, VG or better copy, lacking dustwrapper. Owner's name in ink to front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 32582

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Benét, Stephen Vincent [Bruce Rogers, typography]

Published by Edmond Byrne Hackett / The Brick Row Book Shop, New York (1923)

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Item Description: Edmond Byrne Hackett / The Brick Row Book Shop, New York, 1923. First Edition. Signed by Benét on front free endpaper. 12mo. Limitation not stated, but one of 400 copies according to Warde. Original paper-covered boards with applied paper title; 9pp. Attractive engraved bookplate to front pastedown (monogram: "A.B.", unidentified); less attractive gummed bookplate to front free endpaper, "Ravenscroft" (possibly the Santa Barbara, CA estate). Aside from the rather inappropriate bookplate, a fine copy, housed in a custom chemise and cloth-lined slipcase. Designed by Bruce Rogers and printed by William Edwin Rudge for Edmond Byrne Hackett, founder of the Brick Row Bookshop. Bookseller Inventory # 32587

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ASCH, Nathan

Published by The Macmillan Company, New York (1935)

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Item Description: The Macmillan Company, New York, 1935. First Edition. The author's scarce fourth book, a series of fictional sketches of his neighbors in the Berkshire foothills. Asch was the son of Yiddish author Scholem Asch. Not in Hanna. COAN, p. 29. First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); blue cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in black on spine and front cover; blue-gray topstain; dustjacket; 233pp. Topstain and spine faded else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), rather edge worn, including two closed tears at bottom edge of upper panel with subsequent creasing, else Good to Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 32581

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BARNARD, William Francis

Published by The Workers' Art Press, Chicago (1913)

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Item Description: The Workers' Art Press, Chicago, 1913. [Second Edition]. 12mo (17.5cm.); publisher's navy blue cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt; xii,13-192pp. Spine a hint cocked, corners a bit rubbed, faint dampstain along spine edge, else Very Good and sound. Socialist poems in praise of the workers' struggle. Bookseller Inventory # 32585

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ALLORGE, Henri

Published by Nakladatelstvi Vl. Orel n.d., 1931, Praha (1931)

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Item Description: Nakladatelstvi Vl. Orel n.d., 1931, Praha, 1931. First Czech Edition. Octavo (19cm.); original cloth in photo-illustrated dust jacket; 280pp. Spine rather heavily cocked, jacket extremities a bit shelf worn, rear panel shows some dustiness, front hinge starting to crack but holding, else a Near Very Good copy. Exceedingly scarce Czech edition of this French science fiction novel, translated by Karla van ary and boasting a strikingly photomontaged dust jacket. OCLC locates one copy as of January, 2017, in the Czech Republic; not in the NUC. Bookseller Inventory # 32580

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LAROUSSE

Published by Mallard Press [1989], [New York] (1989)

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Item Description: Mallard Press [1989], [New York], 1989. First American Edition. Large quarto (29.5cm.); original blue simulated cloth, gilt-lettered spine; ix,[1],467pp.; color illus. throughout. General shelf wear, faint scratches to rear cover, else Very Good and sound, albeit lacking jacket. Artist Bernarda Shahn's copy with her ownership signature to front free endpaper--her husband Ben Shahn's entry is on pp. [381]-382. From the estate of Ben and Bernarda Shahn with their estate label to front pastedown. Bookseller Inventory # 32589

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ABZUG, Martin

Published by Dial Press, New York (1946)

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Item Description: Dial Press, New York, 1946. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 272pp. Jacket extremities chipped and worn, bottom inch of spine starting to separate, a numer of shallow closed tears and tiny losses at edges, red portion of spine quite sunned, brief residue from previously removed sticker to upper jacket flap, else About Very Good overall. The author's first novel based on his experiences in the Army during World War II. Not in HANNA. Bookseller Inventory # 32583

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HUXLEY, Aldous

Published by Fountain Press, New York (1930)

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Item Description: Fountain Press, New York, 1930. First Edition. Limited to 842 copies of which this is no. 183. Octavo (23.5cm.); original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt; [6],320pp. Light wear to extremities, spine gilt just a hint dulled, else Near Fine. Signed by the author on half title. Short story collection. Bookseller Inventory # 23460

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LOVECRAFT, H.P. & Divers Hands

Published by Arkham House, Sauk City (1959)

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Item Description: Arkham House, Sauk City, 1959. First Edition. A career-spanning collection of Lovecraft's work, compiled by August Derleth. First Printing, one of 2,500 copies. Octavo; black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 314pp, with photographic frontispiece. Spine ends gently nudged, upper corners tapped, else Near Fine and clean throughout. Dustjacket is unclippped (priced $5.00), lightly rubbed along edges and joints, with corresponding wear to spine ends; Very Good+. Bookseller Inventory # 24563

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EICHENBERG, Eduard

Published by John Henry Nash for John J. Newbegin, San Francisco (1916)

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Item Description: John Henry Nash for John J. Newbegin, San Francisco, 1916. First Edition. 12mo. Cloth-backed, decorated boards; dustjacket; 76pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in the original decorative dustwrapper, briefly torn and chipped at base of front panel else just lightly worn. Juvenile fable of California rural life, printed and designed by noted San Francisco printer John Henry Nash. A very well-preserved copy. Bookseller Inventory # 32578

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BAILEY, Paul

Published by Westernlore Press, Los Angeles (1971)

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Item Description: Westernlore Press, Los Angeles, 1971. First Edition. Octavo. Brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 222pp; illus. Includes bibliography. Bit of shelfwear at bottom edge of boards, else a tight, Near Fine copy in original pictorial dustwrapper, toned on lighter portions, still VG+. Well-researched and well-illustrated history of the Poston War Relocation Center, the largest of the ten Japanese internment camps operated by the U.S. War Relocation Authority during WW2. Bookseller Inventory # 32571

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DOHERTY, Edward J.

Published by Times-Mirror Press 1923-25, Los Angeles (1923)

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Item Description: Times-Mirror Press 1923-25, Los Angeles, 1923. Infomercial, in the guise of a biography of Milton Berry, a one-time shoeshine boy whose California polio clinic gained widespread fame in the Twenties and Thirties for restoring movement to victims of infantile paralysis who had previously been declared beyond rehabilitation. Berry's methods were widely attacked by mainstream orthopedists, but he claimed a remarkable record of success with his patented technique of "Patho-Kinesiology," which involved manual manipulation of affected limbs but nor surgery or prescription medication. Originally published as a series of articles in the Los Angeles Times. The second edition adds a section of first-hand testimonials and an expanded preface. The first edition somewhat scarce. First edition (1923) together with the greatly revised and expanded second edition (1925). Two octavo volumes, uniformly bound in black cloth blocked in red; 96+157pp. Mild external wear but generally clean and unmarked; both volumes Near Fine. Identical portrait frontispiece to both editions. Bookseller Inventory # 32574

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JENKINS, Welborn Victor

Published by United Negro Youth of America, Atlanta (1948)

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Item Description: United Negro Youth of America, Atlanta, 1948. First Edition. Elegy in verse, by an African-American author, for two African-American couples, George W. and Mae Murray Dorsey and Roger and Dorothy Malcom, who were the victims of one of the south's most brutal lynchings near Monroe, Georgia in 1946. Proceeds were to have funded a charity hospital in the victims' names. Includes endorsements by Eleanor Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson Flanagan and others. Octavo. Printed thick paper wrappers; 46pp. Mild external wear, with minimal creasing to yapp edges; small ink smudge to second page of Foreword, else a Near Fine, lightly used copy. Bookseller Inventory # 32577

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THOMAS, Dorothy S. and Richard Nishimoto

Published by University of California Press, Berkeley (1946)

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Item Description: University of California Press, Berkeley, 1946. First Edition. The earliest full-scale documentation and sociological analysis of the Japanese internment, co-authored by a Berkeley sociologist and a Japanese-American evacuee. Not plentiful, especially in jacket. Octavo. Red cloth board, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; xv, 388pp; includes appendices and indexes. Text paper slightly toned, as usual, else a tight, Near Fine copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped but rather age-darkened on spine and with a few small nicks to extremities; Very Good. Includes contributions by Rosalie Hankey, James Sakoda, Morton Grodzins, and Frank Miyamoto. Bookseller Inventory # 32569

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HUXLEY, Aldous

Published by Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York (1937)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1937. First American Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in cream decorative dust jacket printed in green and gilt; v,[5],307pp. Jacket extremities a bit chipped with some shallow tears, none approaching text, old tape repair to verso partly visible externally due to yellowing, cloth a hint rubbed along edges, else Near Fine in Good to Very Good jacket. Essay collection. Bookseller Inventory # 23451

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