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A Child Went Forth; The autobiography of Dr. Helen Macknight [sic] Doyle with a Foreword by Mary Austin
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A Child Went Forth; The autobiography of Dr. Helen Macknight [sic] Doyle with a Foreword by Mary Austin

By Doyle, Dr. Helen Mac Knight. Mary Austin, preliminaries

New York: Gotham House, 1934. Hardcover. 364p., hardbound first edition in colorful openweave gingham. A nicely designed production in reasonably good reading condition; spine cloth is faded and spine label spotted (still legible), a bit of edgewear and text paperstock is somewhat acidic with marginal toning and darkened edges, former owner's name in pencil on ffep, author's autograph across titlepage. A sound copy free of any other markings and of gross dustsoil, not quite a "collectable". FYI, in her signature Helen separates Mac from Knight, capitalizing both.

$20.00

Road House Tales. Or Nome in 1900. Original Copyright 1902. Copyright Additional Material & Editing 2004, Madrene Clark
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Road House Tales. Or Nome in 1900. Original Copyright 1902. Copyright Additional Material & Editing 2004, Madrene Clark

By Clark, M [Matilda Clark]

Rockport WA: Bullerville Press, 2004. Paperback. iii, 241p., printed sepia throughout including all photographic illustrations, softbound signed by re-issuer, a relative of the author, one Madrene Clark who datelines 2005 ("Thank you for buying my book - 'Tootsie' Madrene Clark

$15.00

Official Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Session of the Farmers\' National Congress of the United States - Held in Boston, Mass., October 3-10, 1899. Compiled and Published under the Direction of the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture
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Official Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Session of the Farmers' National Congress of the United States - Held in Boston, Mass., October 3-10, 1899. Compiled and Published under the Direction of the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture

Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 1899. Hardcover. xvi, 174p., hardbound in 9x5.5 inch cinnamon-brown cloth gilt, ruled and decorated in blind. We see a small faint splash stain to cover, a little crimping round cover's edges, completely free of any markings within, a handsome item in sound condition.

$25.00

Saltair
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Saltair

By McCormick, Nancy D. and John S. McCormick

Salt Lake City: University of Utah, 1993. Paperback. Reprint of 1985 original. Period photography throughout a running text, b&w except for two sections displaying delightful old postcards in color, softbound in 8.5x10 inch photodecorated wraps. A little edgeworn, covers "yawn" slightly, first blank bears ghostly pencillings by a long-gone dealer (unerasable on this glazed paperstock), otherwise free of markings and quite sound. A good to very good copy.

$22.00

Official Price Current of the Washington Produce Exchange. The Official Market Reports of this Exchange are made up from Actual Wholesale Transactions of Articles in Good Condition. No. 938. Jan. 6, 1893
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Official Price Current of the Washington Produce Exchange. The Official Market Reports of this Exchange are made up from Actual Wholesale Transactions of Articles in Good Condition. No. 938. Jan. 6, 1893

By Sheiry, John F., printer

Washington DC: Washington Produce Exchange, 1893. Single sheet of newsprint, 12x9 inches, printed recto only; three neat foldlines, now unfolded and flat in a archival-grade mylar baggie and back-board. Find four columns of general info (under "Remarks") & particular info (supplied prices). Entirely legible with no damage to text, the leaf itself is quite toned and fragile: edgewear, chipping, short tears. Fair to good copy. General remarks typified by "HAY.--The market is firm and choice timothy will rule strong all season." And "EGGS.--The supply is smaller today than at first of week [&c]." Particular listings get to the point, as in "Cucumbers, per box [and] carrots, per bbl...$1.50

$20.00

Pictorial History of the World\'s Columbian Exposition
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Pictorial History of the World's Columbian Exposition

By Northrop, Henry Davenport

Chicago: Monarch Book Company, 1893. xxii, 736p., profuse illustrations in a number of techniques --offset, wood- and steel-engravings-- some prepared for this volume and some swiped, a later printing to judge by its worn date-slug. Recased recently in cloth boards with original front-cover leather laid down and a new spine label in reasonable facsimile. A sound, handleable re-do with no loss of pages, but aesthetically klunky. A reference / reading copy.

$35.00

Progressive thought, vol. 2, no. 3, March 1898. The catechism of socialism, revised with definitions
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Progressive thought, vol. 2, no. 3, March 1898. The catechism of socialism, revised with definitions

By [Benham, George B.]

San Francisco: Bureau of Socialist Literature, 1898. Magazine. 16p., wraps, minor soiling, paper toned but flexible, 5.75x9 inches. The Bureau was located at 38 Turk Street in San Francisco, rear panel includes an ad for other literature from the Bureau.

$95.00

Tom Swift & Company; \
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Tom Swift & Company; "Boys' Books" by Stratemeyer and Others

By Dizer, John T., Jr.

Jefferson NC / London: McFarland, 1982. Hardcover. viii, 183p., printed from keyboard-set mss and sturdily hard-bound in red cloth boards gilt. Front free endpaper bears a rubber-stamped "File" notice, carelessly applied, and a faint erased seller's price at the corner-tip; an otherwise unmarked, sound clean copy.

$15.00

Classic Piano Rags. Complete Original Music for 81 Rags, Selected and with an Introduction by Rudi Blesh
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Classic Piano Rags. Complete Original Music for 81 Rags, Selected and with an Introduction by Rudi Blesh

By Blesh, Rudi, compiler, preface

New York: Dover Publications, Inc, 1973. Paperback. xi, 364p., sewn signatures, very sound, huge softbound in 12x9 inch pink wraps. Slightest external edgewear, inside is completely clean, unmarked and sound, a very good copy.

$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

Caserio
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Caserio

By Frantel, Max

Paris: Editions Èmile-Paul Freres, 1934. 128p., wraps worn along the edges and spine, paper slightly browned, rear wrap stained. Text in French. Le crime dans l'histoire et la vie no. 8. Case of Sante Casrio (1874-1894), an Italian anarchist who attempted to assassinate the French president in 1894. He was executed by guillotine.

$20.00

The Fly Leaf [complete run of five issues, bound together with the first three issues of The Philistine]
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The Fly Leaf [complete run of five issues, bound together with the first three issues of The Philistine]

By Harte, Walter, editor

Boston; New York, 1896. All five issues of the short-lived chapbook-style little magazine, together with the first three issues of its successor, bound together in plain green cloth with gilt spine title; front fre endpaper loose but present; the original covers of all issues removed for binding. The February 1896 issue of the Fly Leaf includes Sui Seen Far (Sui Sin Far)'s short story "The Gamblers," about two opium-smoking Chinese men who kill one another in a fight at a gambling den. Sui Seen Far was one of the pseudonyms of Edith Eaton, daughter of a British father and a Chinese mother. 1896 was the first year in which she published stories reflecting her Chinese background.

$245.00

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

Los doblados de Tomochic: Un episodio de historia y literatura
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Los doblados de Tomochic: Un episodio de historia y literatura

By Saborit, Antonio

Mexico City: Cal y arena, 1994. Paperback. 229p., wraps, wraps worn and soiled else very good condition. Text in Spanish. On "Tomochic", Heriberto Frias's novel based on his experience as a soldier who helped repress the 1892 Tomochic rebellion.

$30.00

Our Society Blue Book --Miniature Edition, of the San Francisco Blue Book, Containing Selected Names, Addresses, Reception Days and Country Residences of the Leading Society People of San Francisco. Arranged Alphabetically, together with San Francisco Street and Avenue Guide, Oakland Street and Avenue Guide; also Theatre Diagrams and Ladies\' Shopping Guide . . . Season 1898
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Our Society Blue Book --Miniature Edition, of the San Francisco Blue Book, Containing Selected Names, Addresses, Reception Days and Country Residences of the Leading Society People of San Francisco. Arranged Alphabetically, together with San Francisco Street and Avenue Guide, Oakland Street and Avenue Guide; also Theatre Diagrams and Ladies' Shopping Guide . . . Season 1898

By Hoag, Charles C., compiler / publisher

San Francisco: Press of the Francis-Valentine Co. for Charles C. Hoag, 1898. Hardcover. 196p., b&w ads scattered throughout text; small hardbound item, gilt-titled white paper over boards backed by a wide dark-blue cloth spine, text printed smallpoint with glazed skyblue prefatory leaves bearing special ads in red and gold; 5x3.5 inches. A pretty good copy with these faults : a binder's error fastened ffep gutter to both casing and textblock (causing a tear and putting this free leaf at risk; rear hinge okay); cover somewhat handling-soiled; minor edgewear to margins of casebinding. In all other respects quite sound, and unmarked except for gilt-stamped cover ownership of one Lewis F. Byington (his family lists amongst "the socialites"). Fyi, the ads are pedestrian, though the terminal-endsheet corsets are necessarily breath-taking.

$125.00

Jian yi gui chu suan fa cuo yao
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Jian yi gui chu suan fa cuo yao

[Guangdong]: Wei jing tang, 1891. Single volume containing four individually paginated juan, 27, 22, 22, 30 double leaves; bound with thread in traditional format; later plain brown wraps. Paper toned, some edgewear, with rubberstamp of N.S. Sue, an early 20th century Chinese business in Modesto, California. This is a Guangxu year 17 reprint of the Tongzhi year 5 version that had been printed from woodblocks stored at Weijing Tang in Guangzhou. An accounting treatise, for use with the abacus.This was part of a group of thread-bound books that came from an early 20th century assemblage in Modesto, California, possibly used at a local Chinese school. N.S. Sue had a shop that sold herbs and other products.

$150.00

The land of sunshine; the magazine of California and the Southwest. Vol. VII no. 6 (November 1897)
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The land of sunshine; the magazine of California and the Southwest. Vol. VII no. 6 (November 1897)

By Lummis, Chas F., editor

Los Angeles: Lummis as Land of Sunshine Publishing Co, 1897. Pp. 225-279 plus numerous advertising pages in the back, text and ads variously on coated stock and newsprint. Lemon-yellow wraps printed red over 9x6 inch staplebound textblock. Very good. Includes a piece on the Acoma pueblo with black and white photos; many pieces designed to lure the far-flung reader to resettle in the region.

$15.00

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

Friendship; Selections from the Poets by Volney Streamer. Illustrated by F. Corbyn Price and others
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Friendship; Selections from the Poets by Volney Streamer. Illustrated by F. Corbyn Price and others

By Streamer, Volney. Raphael Tuck, publisher

London, Paris and New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., Publishers to Her Majesty The Queen, Undated. Hardcover. Unpaginated, six of the Tuck plates plus perhaps double that number of pages of pithy observations by literary celebs on comradely excellence. Hardbound in a small decorative format popular in the late 19thC: 6x4 inch boards with wide backstrip of ornate filligree gilt on white cloth, each cover finished off with narrow papered fore-edges; rather worn, with an obvious repair at the head, most of the plates are loose with one slightly damaged. The versos of three plates are pencil-scribbled by a child, recto images unaffected. FYI, very difficult to bind cardstock leaves successfully, not surprising these worked free. Plates are on alkaline coated stock, text on slightly acidic matte card. We cannot guarantee that all plates are present but the binding shows no telltale gaps. As is. The illustrations themselves are cliche'd flowerbeds and rural vistas, the usual super-pleasant imagery destined for throwaway presentations. The author's phoney-sounding moniker is actual, and googles. So should "Tuck" whose firm was one of the finest color-litho presses in England, rivalling their obsessively detailed German counterparts. If you like violets and pansies, you will like the item.

$20.00

The Spirit Lamp: an Oxford magazine without news [six issues]
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The Spirit Lamp: an Oxford magazine without news [six issues]

By Douglas, Lord Alfred, editor, Bret Harte, Walt Whitman, T. Baden Powell, John Addington Symonds, Oscar Wilde, et al.

Oxford: James Thornton, 1893. Magazine. Six issues, various pagination, 6x9 inches, poetry, stories, essays, very worn copies, several with wraps in tatters, all wraps detached and completely missing from issue #2. Bosie's literary journal which began in May 1892 and ceased with volume 4 in 1893. The Feb. 17, 1893 issue contains the first appearance of Wilde's "House of Judgement". Lord Alfred Douglas praised Wilde's "Salome" in this periodical (not found in these particular issues) which led to their relationship and Douglas's translation of the play. These copies are quite fragile with mostly unopened pages, rusted and missing staples, detached and chipped and missing covers.

$750.00

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