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Les chinois chez eux
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Les chinois chez eux

By Aubry, J-B

Lille: Desclée de Brouwer, 1889. 300p., sewn textblock in 11x7.5 inch printed wrappers, top edge tinted red, wraps a sturdy paper-vellum. The text is somewhat separated from this cover with gaps at gutters and signatures mis-alligned; there is no immediate risk of actual separation and book can be handled readily. Tail of spine has a couple of minuscule nicks, both covers have picked up a little dust-soil and offset color, text leaves bear scattered light foxing. Find twenty wood-engraved illustrations in the text, which is complete. Text in French. An account of the Chinese at home, by a missionary active in Guizhou.

$60.00

Plutocracy or American white slavery. A politico-social novel
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Plutocracy or American white slavery. A politico-social novel

By Norwood, Thomas M.

New York: Metropolitian Publishing Co. & American News Company, 1888. Hardcover. viii, 431p., front., first edition, original cloth edge worn, front end papers split at hinge else good condition. *Wright III #3999. Norwood, from Georgia, was a Senator and generally supported white supremacy. The novel is set in New York City.

$20.00

Ontario, The Model Colony; An Illustrated History
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Ontario, The Model Colony; An Illustrated History

By Austen, Ruth

Chatsworth CA: Windsor Publications, Inc. / Ontario Chamber of Commerce, 1990. Hardcover. 176p., clay-coated alkaline paperstock throughout featuring period photography, fruitbox labels in color, a colorphoto section that shows notable buildings, a running text by local author and journalist Austen. Hardbound in 11x8.5 inch openweave white cloth boards, and a dust jacket with wraparound image. A nice production in nice clean condition: entirely sound and unmarked.

$25.00

United Labor Party ticket
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United Labor Party ticket

Chicago: United Labor Party, 1886. Small ticket, 3x8.75 inches, paper browned and creased, backed with archival paper, a few pencil and pen notes at head and tail. Included in list of candidates is John P. Altgeld running for Judge of the Superior Court (he won). The Party was formed after the Haymarket bombing.

$125.00

McCarty\'s Annual Statistician. 1882. L.P. McCarty, editor and proprietor. Sixth Annual Publication. Annual Statistician Will be Issued in January of each Year. Price: In Cloth $4 / In Turkey $5
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McCarty's Annual Statistician. 1882. L.P. McCarty, editor and proprietor. Sixth Annual Publication. Annual Statistician Will be Issued in January of each Year. Price: In Cloth $4 / In Turkey $5

By McCarty, L.P.

San Francisco Calif., and New York City: Self-published by the author, 1882. Hardcover. A startlingly fine copy of an eccentric reference compilation: 624p., two illustrations (graphs involving the conversion of "miners' inches" to hydraulic horse-power); a small thick hardbound in pebbled cloth gilt and blind, 7.5x4.5 inches. Faintest edgewear: a dot of cardstock does show at each of the four corner-tips but these are scarcely turned. A bright bright copy, complete sound and unmarked, by a San Francisco resident. Author's holograph emendation on the copyright page shows McCarty moved to 502 Taylor from 816 California. Also there find notice of one E.R. McCarty at Hotel Brunswick NYC (his or her job unknown). Other local info: presswork by Winterburn & Co. 417 Clay, binderywork at 505 Clay by Bartling and Kimball. Professionally run-up, amateur at heart. The index is amusingly inconsequent: "Bicycling, best time. Billiard-Playing, best score. Biography, general. Birds, Flight of" and so on.

$22.00

Berkeley and the Latin American Connection. The Twentieth Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture
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Berkeley and the Latin American Connection. The Twentieth Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture

By Constance, Lincoln

Berkeley: University of California / Bancroft Library, 1978. Pamphlet. 39p., illustrated with mug- and snap-shots of eminent professors, softbound, a stapled 9x6 inch pamphlet; covers are faintly sunned, and front cover bears the author's signed inscription to "Ann," his editor. A very good copy. Professor Constance was tapped for an annual Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture, and wondered why, "knowing only that he had a University building named for him;" it so happened that Moses was a ground-breaking scholar of Latin America and that UC Berkeley was in one of its periodic ignore-South-America phases.

$20.00

To the honourable Thomas White, Minister of the Interior [petition of dissatisfied Temperance Colonization Society scripholders]
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To the honourable Thomas White, Minister of the Interior [petition of dissatisfied Temperance Colonization Society scripholders]

Toronto, 1886. Two-page printed petition on a single folded sheet; 8.25x13.25 inches, horizontally fold-creased, with some splitting at the ends of the folds. Not found in OCLC as of February 2019. The Temperance Colonization Society, established in 1881, sought to establish an alcohol-free community on the prairie. The TCS obtained a large swath of land in Saskatchewan from the Canadian government, and sold scrip to prospective settlers who planned to farm it. The scrip could then be used to claim land in the settlement. Colonization was not as smooth as had been promised, however, and during this period the flow of settlers slowed to a trickle. The present document, a formal complaint by scripholders of the TCS, states that the original prospectuses and advertisements had been glowing, but "...a large number of the Scripholders of the said Temperance Colonization Society have become convinced that there has been gross mismanagement and irregularity in conducting the business of the said Society whereby great loss and injury have inured to the holders of the Society's scrip." The settlers had learned that the Society had no real legal authority to prevent the sale of liquor throughout the territory, that the Society was riven by lawsuits, and that the scrip they had purchased for reserving land could not be used as promised. The petition ends with three possible solutions to the crisis, including the possible closure of the Society. The TCS did finally dissolve in 1891, a year after the first railroad reached Saskatoon. The original settlement is known today as Nutana.

$950.00

A Decade of Decadence. Toulouse-Lautrec And The Art of La Belle Epoque
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A Decade of Decadence. Toulouse-Lautrec And The Art of La Belle Epoque

By Lautrec, Cheret, Mucha, Legrand, Robbe, Helleu, Tissot (these represented here)

San Francisco: Christopher-Clark Fine Art. Paperback. 48p., highly-glazed alkaline stock with profuse color reproductions (sepia where appropriate) captioned briefly, titlepage printed on metallic gold stock, softbound in 11x8.5 inch decorated wraps. Mildly edgeworn with short crimps along spine panel, gallery business card stapled to cover corner (staples show) with holograph notes on card, a sound clean copy.

$25.00

Den Danske Evangelisk-Lutherske Kirke i Amerika. 1871-1921
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Den Danske Evangelisk-Lutherske Kirke i Amerika. 1871-1921

Cedar Falls IA: Dannevirke''s Trykkeri, 1921. Hardcover. 120p., printed on semi-alkaline glazed stock and furnished with scattered period photographs. A binder's error has allowed the staplebound textblock to partially separate from its casing, causing unsightly tears in the titlepage; paper bears occasional flecks of foxing; the flexicle oilcloth casing, 10.5x7.5 inches, is worn at head, tail and corner-tips. Good copy.

$22.00

The Great Southwest Strike
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The Great Southwest Strike

By Allen, Ruth Alice

Austin: The University of Texas, 1942. 174p., paperback, wraps toned and lightly worn. The University of Texas Publication, no. 4214. April 8, 1942.

$40.00

Theodore Wores, The Japanese Years. An Exhibition of Paintings from the Collection of Dr. Ben Shenson and Dr. A. Jess Shenson. The Oakland Museum - Great Hall, Low Bay, March 16 through May 16, 1976
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Theodore Wores, The Japanese Years. An Exhibition of Paintings from the Collection of Dr. Ben Shenson and Dr. A. Jess Shenson. The Oakland Museum - Great Hall, Low Bay, March 16 through May 16, 1976

By Wores, Theodore. Joseph A. Baird Jr, guest curator

Oakland: The Oakland Museum, 1976. Paperback. 48p., a fancy little catalogue with translucent endsheets, color and b&w exhibit photography reproduced on alkaline paperstock, 10x7 inch color wraps bearing a wraparound reproduction of a large painting. Other than a bookseller's pencillings on the titlepage, a nice clean sound copy. The artist is described as being "the first California based artist to travel so far for the express purpose of capturing the then little known culture of Japan

$15.00

Constitutional Change in the British West Indies 1880-1903 With Special Reference to Jamaica, British Guiana, and Trinidad
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Constitutional Change in the British West Indies 1880-1903 With Special Reference to Jamaica, British Guiana, and Trinidad

By Will, H.A.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970. Hardcover. xiii, 331p., black cloth boards gilt in glossy blue dust jacket, a very good clean copy. Author treats of Black people as 'Negroes', 'creoles' and 'coloured'.

$20.00

Manual de Revision de Firmas y Papeles Sospechosos, dedicado a la Academa de Jurisprudencia y Legislacion de Barcelona
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Manual de Revision de Firmas y Papeles Sospechosos, dedicado a la Academa de Jurisprudencia y Legislacion de Barcelona

By Miracle y Carbonell, D. Federico, revisor de firmas y papeles sospechosos con Real Titulo

Barcelona: Imprenta de Luis Tasso y Serra, 1884. Paperback. 220p., sewn signatures in plain printed 8.5x5.5 inch grey wraps. Unopened. Wraps are quite edgeworn with a spine panel that was burst in several spots (we've tacked these down, successfully), textblock is sound, mildly toned, its untrimmed edges have picked up foxing and impacted dust. No markings, a good, handleable copy. The auditor cometh. Text entirely in Spanish.

$35.00

Please hand this Circular to those Interested in Summer Schools. Round Lake Summer Schools. 1886. 1. A School of Method; and Practice. 2. A School of Industrial Art, embracing Clay and Sand Modeling, Phonography, Typewriting and Penmanship. [3.-10.: Fine Arts.. Oratory.. Natural Science.. Mathematics.. History and Economics.. Dr. Worman\'s Language school / Worman Natural Method.. A Kindergarten.. A Model Primary and Intermediate Class.. [dates &c] Dr.WORMAN will teach himself, and give special direction to all language teaching
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Please hand this Circular to those Interested in Summer Schools. Round Lake Summer Schools. 1886. 1. A School of Method; and Practice. 2. A School of Industrial Art, embracing Clay and Sand Modeling, Phonography, Typewriting and Penmanship. [3.-10.: Fine Arts.. Oratory.. Natural Science.. Mathematics.. History and Economics.. Dr. Worman's Language school / Worman Natural Method.. A Kindergarten.. A Model Primary and Intermediate Class.. [dates &c] Dr.WORMAN will teach himself, and give special direction to all language teaching

By Worman, Dr. J.H., director

Troy NY: Round Lake Summer Schools, 1886. 24p., self-wraps, 6.5x5 inch sewn pamphlet, a sound copy with some cover-stains or foxing, and dust-soil, within find two pencillings: a dash next a lecturer in clay modelling and brackets around the clay class details. Find one page devoted to "An ideal day" at the school, 6:45 "Rising Bells" closing with an 8pm Lecture and Social Gatherings at 9pm. Lecturers are listed and faculty vitaes recorded. Also find ads for hotels, book and art suppliers, clothiers, purveyors of surveyors' instruments. A good (good-only) copy.

$30.00

The Remarkable Railroad Passes of Otto Mears
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The Remarkable Railroad Passes of Otto Mears

By Strong, William K.

Silverton CO: San Juan County Book Company, 1988. Pamphlet. vii, 35p., illustrated with exhiit photography and printed professionally using alkaline clay-coated paperstock; 8.5x5 inch staplebound pamphlet with a cover printed on metallic-silver cardstock. Front cover has a light paperclip dent, back cover a small seller's sticker; otherwise completely unblemished, a sound clean copy. Mears owned several railroads, several mines, and a fund of energy. Free passes (and half-passes) were a lagniappe of the day and Mears commissioned very special ones. A man of many talents. When a man of the cloth protested he should be issued a fully free pass, not a half, citing the passage to freedom of the children of Israel out of Egypt, Mears answered personally, and his response was delicious.

$18.00

O Transmontano, Folha Democratica. 8.o anno, n.o 366, quinta 10 de Junho de 1880
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O Transmontano, Folha Democratica. 8.o anno, n.o 366, quinta 10 de Junho de 1880

By Cesar, Augusto, redator responsavel

Villa Real: editor, 1880. Single folio leaf printed and folded to make 4p., each page 18x12.5 inches, folded again transversely. The curiously generous margins are not much worn, but all leaves are, or are nearly, detached along the transverse fold. Looks to be complete; texts address local matters with some correspondence from Lisbon. As is.

$20.00

Souvenir of the Hotel del Monte, Monterey, California. Presented with the Compliments of the Manager [Geo. Schonewald]
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Souvenir of the Hotel del Monte, Monterey, California. Presented with the Compliments of the Manager [Geo. Schonewald]

By Morrow, W. O.

Monterey: the hotel, 1880. Pamphlet. 31p. + a dozen pages of floorplans & rate-tables; illustrated with numerous wood-engraved local scenes mostly fullpage, and a folded leaf of coated stock with hotel scenes on one side and a fine view of Pacific Grove (then sparsely settled but with recognizeable coastline) on the other. Large pamphlet, 9.5x7.5 inch stapled decorated wraps, cover is edgeworn with several tiny chips, some staining, dust and a pencilled date, spinefold is abraded and staples show rust. Internally quite good. Of interest to "natives" is that in this period the Seventeen-Mile Drive was known as the "Eighteen-Mile Drive" --how primitive! be-nighted!

$75.00

Social solutions.  Translated from the French by Marie Howland
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Social solutions. Translated from the French by Marie Howland

By Godin, Jean Baptiste André [as M. Godin] and Marie Howland

New York: John W. Lovell Company, Publishers, 1886. Hardcover. x, 326, 28p., frontisportrait of Godin, illustrations in text and four folding plates (views & plan), first edition, rear hinge cracked, minor fraying at head and tail of spine, a few pages of very light pencil underlining else good condition. On the French Familistere, with comments on Fourier and other utopian topics. Appendix is a report on the Familistere at Guise, France done in 1884. As Mari Jo Buhle notes in her bibliography of Women and the American Left "Marie Howland (1836-1921), one of the most remarkable figures in nineteenth-century American radicalism, lived, for those times, a free life and conducted a range of activities that spanned the First International , the Grange, and utopian colonization.

$450.00

The joy bringer; fifty three melodies of the one-in-twain.  February-March, MDCCCLXXXVI.  A birth day gift from Fountaingrove
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The joy bringer; fifty three melodies of the one-in-twain. February-March, MDCCCLXXXVI. A birth day gift from Fountaingrove

By [Harris, Thomas Lake]

[Santa Rosa]: Fountaingrove, 1886. Hardcover. 79p., decorated end papers removed else good condition.

$25.00

The joy bringer; fifty three melodies of the one-in-twain.  February-March, MDCCCLXXXVI.  A birth day gift from Fountaingrove
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The joy bringer; fifty three melodies of the one-in-twain. February-March, MDCCCLXXXVI. A birth day gift from Fountaingrove

By [Harris, Thomas Lake]

[Santa Rosa]: Fountaingrove, 1886. Hardcover. 79p., spine worn, minor edge wear, front blank end paper mostly detached but present, decorated end papers torn along the hinge else good condition.

$30.00

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