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Baumann Colombier Fontaine (Doubs) 1936. La Chaise de France
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Baumann Colombier Fontaine (Doubs) 1936. La Chaise de France

Paris: W. Baumann et Cie [societe anonyme au capital de 2.000.000 Frs], 1936. 36p., illustrated with profuse b&w exhibit photography (retouched for clarity) reproduced on matte paperstock, softbound in oblong faux-woodgrained cardstock wraps (6x9.5 inches), front cover bears a couple creases and hand-soil and a holograph accession date (year of publication), entirely clean, sound and unmarked within, a good copy. Chairs chairs chairs! and wheelchairs, folding screens, endtables, hatracks (10 styles), movie-house folding seats, a startling number of styles of children's highchairs (27!), cribs; and more, for instance "Fonds de sieges en bois contreplaque, pour Chaises, Tabourets et Fauteuils

$15.00

Chi e Giacomo Lauri-Volpi
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Chi e Giacomo Lauri-Volpi

Milano: Edizioni "L'Attuale, 1932. Hardcover. 102p., glossy not-quite-alkaline paperstock with a dozen photoportraits (subject's roles, his family) and facsimiles (congrtulatory telegrams), the obligatory Mussolini mug, hardbound in half-cloth gilt over patterned paper, nice marbled endsheets. The casing yawns a little, the binderywork is so tight that some leaves bear light wrinkling, faint toning to text, toning to cover-paper, a clean sound unmarked copy. Collana Biografica dei Grandi Artisti Lirici Italiani. One portrait shows subject in air service uniform: "Capitano dei bombardieri," we may suppose Pagliacci has had Ethiopians in his bombsights.

$30.00

The Reconstruction of Moscow
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The Reconstruction of Moscow

By Perchik, L.

Moscow: Co-operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R., 1936. Paperback. 72p., 5x7.5 inches, sewn-bound booklet, frontis of Uncle Joe smoking a pipe, illus., fold-out Plan of Moscow tipped-in in back, pages toned, a few tiny stains on back cover, chip at top of title page, top and bottom of spine, some pages still untrimmed, all that said, a good copy. Discussion of the marvelous plans for new building projects in Moscow, with awesome illustrations of proposed epic-scale buildings such as Theatre of the Red Army, Moscow Hotel, Palace of Soviets, and Central Savings Bank. Also photos of Moscow subway entrance and platforms, Gorky Park of Culture and Rest, etc. Calling Bruce McCall!

$35.00

Index for Eldorado by Bayard Taylor, Index #3 [with] Index for Three Years in California by J.D. Borthwick, Index #4 [with] Index for Personal Adventures in Upper and Lower California by William Redmond Ryan, Index #17 [three items together]
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Index for Eldorado by Bayard Taylor, Index #3 [with] Index for Three Years in California by J.D. Borthwick, Index #4 [with] Index for Personal Adventures in Upper and Lower California by William Redmond Ryan, Index #17 [three items together]

By California Literary Research; Joseph Gaer, editor

San Francisco: State of California Emergency Relief Administration, 1930. Pamphlet. Three entries from a run, softbound pamphlets, each title complete in itself, accompanied by an explanation of the project on SERA letterhead and signed in the plate by Gaer. All three in roughly the same format: averaging twenty pages, they are mimeographed recto only from typewritten text, side-stapled into 8x5 inch cardstock wraps supplied with mimeo'd cover labels. #3's label is damaged, each wrapper is acidic and toned, mimeographing is late-generation, spotty but always legible. The three as a tiny lot with the cover letter. Joseph Gaer, Editor; SERA Project 2-F2-132 (3-F2-197). Index #4. From cover letter: "California Literary Research (SERA..) has prepared a series of indices of books [that are] now out of print and very difficult to obtain: and the original books are not indiced.. it is difficult to determine whether they contain specific references to material sought by the research student.." -- Editor is the same Joseph Gaer who published numerous labor history titles: a labor activist, worked with the CIO.

$30.00

Live better, at less expense, by using Grandma\'s Cook Book. Designed to meet present day conditions. 900 Popular Recipes for the Ingredients and Preparation of Wholesome, Appetizing and Nourishing Foods, Easily Prepared in Any Kitchen. from Supplies Obtainable at Community Grocery and Meat Shop. Price Twenty-Five Cents. Third Edition
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Live better, at less expense, by using Grandma's Cook Book. Designed to meet present day conditions. 900 Popular Recipes for the Ingredients and Preparation of Wholesome, Appetizing and Nourishing Foods, Easily Prepared in Any Kitchen. from Supplies Obtainable at Community Grocery and Meat Shop. Price Twenty-Five Cents. Third Edition

By American Trade Council. Howard Johnson, collaborator

South Bend IN: The United States Board of Trade / American Trade Council, Publication Division, 1932. Pamphlet. 94p., set in smallpoint on newsprint, triple-column, softbound in 10.5x7.5 inch decorated orange wraps, stapled. Paper is toned of course, but evenly, remaining quite handleable; there's mild edgewear and corner-tip creasing, a good to very good copy, even its staples are still bright. The recipe section is followed by a plethora of tips, such as how to determine if a nutmeg is fresh or not (you have to buy the book, sorry). No brands of food or kitchen equipment are named or advertised; the Council, and indeed Mr Howard Johnson (he endorses this project with an introductory page) are putting shoulders to the balding wheels of the not-yet destitute: "All that the collaborator expects," says Johnson, "is that the users of this reference work be reasonably versed in the preparation of foods and that they be prepared in kitchens possessing a normal equipment.

$20.00

Manumodele Saint-Etienne, Loire. No. 12, Machines a Coudre [cover titling].  Tarif confidentiel 1935 pour les Machines a Coudre; ce tarif annule les precedents [title caption]
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Manumodele Saint-Etienne, Loire. No. 12, Machines a Coudre [cover titling]. Tarif confidentiel 1935 pour les Machines a Coudre; ce tarif annule les precedents [title caption]

Saint-Etienne: Manumodele / Mimosa, 1935. 20p., clear offset engravings of table-model sewing machines showing cabinets closed, cabinets open with machines swung into view. Last page features bicycles, also of a "Mimosa" variety. An oblong softcover, stapled 5.5x8.5 inch color wraps, cover a little worn, text paper alkaline and still bright. A very good copy. Adhered (partially) to inside front cover is a sheet of address stickers "pour nous ecrire," with an extra sheet laid in; seamstresses were considered illiterate? or perhaps the "Loire" part got left off frequently and inquiries missent to Paris.

$15.00

Jews without money Woodcuts by Howard Simon. With a special introduction by the author
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Jews without money Woodcuts by Howard Simon. With a special introduction by the author

By Gold, Michael

New York: Horace Liveright, 1930. Hardcover. 309p., illus., later printing (10th edition, August, 1930), spine lettering eroded, corners bumped else good condition. No dj. * Rideout novel.

$15.00

Vogelschaubild von Palästina ohne den Süddistrikt
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Vogelschaubild von Palästina ohne den Süddistrikt

By Herrmann, Hugo

Zurich, 1931. Brochure folding out into a bird's eye view color map (18.75x14.4 inches) of the then-British Mandate of Palestine, from Hebron to the Galilee. Combines detailed topography with locations of Biblical sites. Outside of the brochure says "Palastina" in German and "Eretz Yisrael" in Hebrew. The other side of the unfolded sheet includes a less detailed map of the broader region including Iraq and Egypt. The map was produced by Keren HaYesod, and the brochure illustrates two of their projects in Palestine (a building at the Kibbutz in Deganiyah and the Palestine Electrical Corporation facility still under construction).

$75.00

The China year book. 1931
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The China year book. 1931

By Woodhead, HGW; editor

Shanghai: North China Herald, 1931. xvi, 731p., hardcover, spine ends rubbed, general mild handling wear, very good. Compendium of information about China.

$75.00

The China year book. 1929-30
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The China year book. 1929-30

By Woodhead, HGW; editor

Tientsin: Tientsin Press, 1929. xxiii, 1267p., hardcover, spine rubbed, general mild handling wear. Compendium of information about China.

$50.00

The Reichstag Fire. With an Introduction by A. J. P. Taylor
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The Reichstag Fire. With an Introduction by A. J. P. Taylor

By Tobias, Fritz

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1964. Hardcover. 348p., red cloth boards, d.j. in mylar Brodart, illus., a very good copy. "The true story - never before made public - of the fire and trial that gave Hitler complete master of Germany.

$20.00

La Mujer en la Italia Actual
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La Mujer en la Italia Actual

By Fiumi, Maria Luisa

Roma: Societa Editrice di Novissima, Anno XV [ 193_]. NB, translation into Spanish from Italian. Only a single photoportrait of Il Duce!... 65p., printed on acidic newsprint, illustrated in a central section from photography reproduced in sepia on coated alkaline paperstock, small softbound in 7x4.5 inch decorated wraps. Abrasion to all extremities with tiny losses of front-cover pigment, blank back cover is splotchy grey, wrapper is partially detached from the textblock, paperstock very toned and verging on fragile (no damage yet), complete and unmarked. A fair to good copy. Photographs well-composed and reasonably well-reproduced, find images of mostly young women gardening, baby-tending, marching in knock-out uniforms.

$22.00

Le Manteau Klepper leger et durable [cover title]
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Le Manteau Klepper leger et durable [cover title]

Paris: Societe Manteaux Klepper, 1930. Pamphlet. 20p., stapled wraps, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, illus., staples rusted, pages lightly toned else very good condition. Text in French. Catalog for a raincoat company.

$30.00

The call of the human..
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The call of the human..

By Whitaker, Robert

New York: Banner Press, 1937. 99p., first edition, minor stain in top margin else very good condition, inscribed and signed by Whitaker. VerseCraft series. Whitaker was a radical California minister, jailed during World War I for his anti-war stand. He also wrote for and about the IWW.

$15.00

Modern newspaper Chinese. Progressive readings with vocabularies, notes and translations
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Modern newspaper Chinese. Progressive readings with vocabularies, notes and translations

By Brandt, J.J.

Peking: H. Vetch, 1935. xii, 321p., very good hardcover.

$45.00

The Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals
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The Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals

By Rector, Frank

New York: Stein and Day, Publishers, 1980. Hardcover. 189p. + illustrated with 16p. photos, notes, bibliography, index, first edition in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj with sunned spine.

$25.00

Medicine Man in China
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Medicine Man in China

By Gervais, A.

New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1934. 336p., very good hardcover in a dustjacket with substantial edge chipping; second printing. A French doctor's account of his experiences in China's interior.

$50.00

Why capitalism will not collapse, our view of the crisis
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Why capitalism will not collapse, our view of the crisis

By Socialist Party of Great Britain

London: The Socialist Party of Great Britain, 1932. Pamphlet. 15p., wraps, two stamps of the Worker's Socialist Party on the front wrap else good condition, 4.75x7 inches. SPGB library no. 10.

$15.00

The Period of War Communism
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The Period of War Communism

By Lenin, V.I.

New York: International Publishers, n.d.. 460p., very good hardcover with lightly worn dustjacket. Selected Works Volume VIII.

$12.00

Dawn Powell: Novels 1930-1942. Dance Night; Come Back to Sorrento; Turn, Magic Wheel; Angels on Toast; A Time To Be Born
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Dawn Powell: Novels 1930-1942. Dance Night; Come Back to Sorrento; Turn, Magic Wheel; Angels on Toast; A Time To Be Born

By Powell, Dawn

New York: Library of America, 2001. Hardcover. 1068p., first edition of this 5-novel collection with notes by Tim Page (and possibly the extensive chronology too), green cloth boards with place-keep ribbon and glossy black dust jacket, the usual Lib of Amer format, an immaculate never-handled copy. Literary classics of the United States, Inc.

$12.00

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