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The Great Prophecies of China
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The Great Prophecies of China

By Lee, Charles L.

New York: Franklin Company, 1950. 64p., very good hardcover in a chipped dustjacket. Dustjacked blurb asserts that the book "was written about 1300 years ago by two famous Chinese mathematicians and philosophers for the Emperor of China and contains a series of prophecies on the State and the Western World." Predicts American success in Korea in 1951, etc. The original text, which was actually popularized in Ming times, has been reinterpreted in every age to align with contemporary events, much like Nostradamus.

$12.00

Lobagola, an African Savage\'s Own Story
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Lobagola, an African Savage's Own Story

By Lobagola, Bata Kindai Amgoza Iba [pseudonym of Joseph Howard Lee]

New York: Knopf, 1933. 402p., hardcover, moderately shelfworn, with illustrated bookplate of Bill Powell (John William Powell), China-born San Francisco resident who was tried for sedition in 1959 for publishing allegations of US germ warfare in Korea. "Lobagola" purports to be an African Jew from deep in the interior, a land untouched by White colonization. In real life he was a Baltimore native who created a completely fictitious autobiography.

$12.00

The Third Reich and the Ukrainian Question; Documents 1934-1944
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The Third Reich and the Ukrainian Question; Documents 1934-1944

By Kosyk, Wolodymyr

London: Ukrainian Central Information Service, 1991. Paperback. 175p., softbound in plain printed 8.5x6 inch wraps; the upper corner has suffered a bad bump that crumpled cover-tips and every leaf-tip. In all other respects a sound copy, clean and unmarked. The documents are English-only, and reproduced in type not photostat. Author argues "that the Ukrainian national-liberation movement was not only fighting against the Nazi German occupational forces in Ukraine, but was also waging war against the Stalinist dictatorship" (back cover text).

$25.00

On terrorism and the state the theory and practice of terrorism divulged for the first time, with a preface to the French edition. Translated into English by Lucy Forsyth and Michel Prigent
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On terrorism and the state the theory and practice of terrorism divulged for the first time, with a preface to the French edition. Translated into English by Lucy Forsyth and Michel Prigent

By Sanguinetti, Gianfranco

London: B. M. Chronos, distribution, 1982. Paperback. 101p., professionally-printed 8 x 5.25 inch textured wraps; paperstock mildly browned, front endpaper clipped at top corner, faint signs of handling. "The terrorism of truth is the only one which can be of benefit to the proletariat" --author's foreword. The French introduction lionizes Sanguinetti as the mind best-fitted to expose state-sponsorship of Italian terrorism, but takes him to task for his lack of humility and his avant-garde "sophisticated" writing. ON TERRORISM AND THE STATE, THEORY AND PRACTICE, was first published March 1979, the same month (as is pointed out in the editorial time-line appended to the Flatland edition of Sanguinetti's REAL REPORT) as -- "the murder, Mafia-style, of Mino Pecorelli, publisher of OP. Pecorelli was scheduled to have "dinner Licio" the night after hes death - Licio being, quite probably, Gelli." Sanguinetti's 1979 analysis is confirmed and reconfirmed -- the following year by the Bologna railway station bombing, another 'strategy of tension' terrorist act attributed to the left but, where scratched, reveals rightist military / intelligence / US substrata -- in 1990 "Prime Minister Giulio Andreaotti makes a partial disclosure of Operation Gladio, a secret NATO resistance network sponsored by SIFAR and the CIA since 1963.." Whatever the lineage of this particular "truth-terrorism," it is of a piece with the analysis of American conspiracy theorists like Mae Brussell, John Judge (worthies who, to this cataloguer's mind, could use a little more "artiness" to make them effective).

$45.00

Re-Encounters in China; Notes of a Journey in a Time Capsule
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Re-Encounters in China; Notes of a Journey in a Time Capsule

By Isaacs, Harold R.

Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc. / An East Gate Book, 1985. Hardcover. xii, 192p., illustrated with fuzzily-reproduced b&w photography, first edition black cloth boards in dust jacket. Jacket is a little edgeworn with a small tear, find a seller's sticker inside on the pastedown, a sound clean very good copy. Take note of the chapter called 'The Doctored Photo,' about fifteen pages discussing the history of a group picture in which originally Author Isaacs and his visiting friend Lin Yutang were shown, and a later official copy where they both were erased from the group.

$20.00

Only in America; The Life and Crimes of Don King
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Only in America; The Life and Crimes of Don King

By Newfield, Jack

New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc, 1995. xv, 352p., two b&w photo-insert sections, hardbound in clothbacked boards and color-photo dust jacket. Kinda beat-up, both dj and boards are edgeworn, dj has a bit of tape and casing a white scuff-mark, hinges remain good, textblock is just a little grubby, a better-than "reading copy", say fair to good-only.

$12.00

Hali Bote yu huang jin jia [Harry Potter and the Golden Armor]
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Hali Bote yu huang jin jia [Harry Potter and the Golden Armor]

By Rowling, J.K.

Beijing: Renmin wenxue chubanshe, 2000. 170p., paperback, cover art depicting Harry riding a dinosaur. An entirely fraudulent Chinese entry in the Harry Potter series; not an unauthorized translation, but a whole new book ghostwritten with Rowling's name, with the English publication information for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and the ISBN for the Chinese translation of that title. In 2007, the NY Times published an article by Howard French on the topic of fake Harry Potter books. French wrote that "Chinese readers could not wait for the official release of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,' the much anticipated seventh and concluding book in the series, a little more than a week ago. And they did not have to. A book with the same title came out a full 10 days before the official worldwide English-language release on July 21 - a wholly unauthorized version that bears nothing in common with the instant best seller written by J. K. Rowling." There are at least a dozen different books of this type, masquerading as official Rowling titles and making use of her characters, produced to cash in on Pottermania in a country without strong intellectual property protections.

$60.00

Hali Bote yu bi shui zhu [Harry Potter and the Waterproof Pearl]
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Hali Bote yu bi shui zhu [Harry Potter and the Waterproof Pearl]

By Rowling, J.K.

Beijing: Renmin wenxue chubanshe, 2000. 190p., paperback, cover art depicting Harry wielding a photoshopped pearl. An entirely fraudulent Chinese entry in the Harry Potter series; not an unauthorized translation, but a whole new book ghostwritten with Rowling's name, with the English publication information for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and the ISBN for the Chinese translation of that title. In 2007, the NY Times published an article by Howard French on the topic of fake Harry Potter books. French wrote that "Chinese readers could not wait for the official release of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,' the much anticipated seventh and concluding book in the series, a little more than a week ago. And they did not have to. A book with the same title came out a full 10 days before the official worldwide English-language release on July 21 - a wholly unauthorized version that bears nothing in common with the instant best seller written by J. K. Rowling." There are at least a dozen different books of this type, masquerading as official Rowling titles and making use of her characters, produced to cash in on Pottermania in a country without strong intellectual property protections.

$60.00

How to Write a Novel !  after W. S. Maugham
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How to Write a Novel ! after W. S. Maugham

By Crowley, Aleister (as "Oliver Haddo")

Thame Oxfordshire: Mandrake Press, 1991. Unpaginated, about sixteen newly-typeset pages stapled into 8x5.5 inch decorated wraps. Covers have a couple small light smudges and lightest edgewear, otherwise clean and quite sound, a very good copy. Find parallel columns of print (Maugham's and others' texts juxtaposed) that show parallel narrative construction but to this reader fall short of demonstrating plagiarism. Black Lodge Booklets no. 8. This critique first appeared in a popular magazine in 1908; Crowley believes Maugham plagiarized horror stories by Dumas, Mabel Collins, A.E. Waite (his translation of Eliphaz [sic] Levi) and H.G. Wells. The real sin is for an ignorant person (WSM) to have trodden paths sacred to magical practice and to AC.

$22.00

Street Man. The CIA Career of Mike Ackerman
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Street Man. The CIA Career of Mike Ackerman

By Ackerman, E.C. "Mike

New York: Writers Alliance, 1976. Paperback. 149p., softbound in 8x5.5 inch decorated wraps (the decorations being two photoportraits of our hero), perfectbound but so far so good. Cover has a sun-line across the front and a spot of soil to back, and a private library accession numeral on titlepage. Sound and clean, a very good copy that is inscribed and signed by Ackerman. Dedication page is an hommage to Richard Welch: invokes ideal noble guardian of Plato's Republic and the espionage commanded to Moses by JHVH. This tribute to Welch reveals Ackerman to be a CIA loyalist, whatever his protests here. Richard Welch was a CIA station head outed by nuns in Peru, and when rerouted to Greece, offed by Athenians who wanted their country back. In Athens Welch lived in the same house an earlier chief of station had occupied, and was a loose-lip; a Newsweek journalist attending a COS Christmas party wondered at Welch's lack of caution. The habitual porosity of cover may have inspired Langley to assign RW a new role: martyr, ergo saint.

$75.00

A Human Rights Comparison: Israel Versus the Arab States
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A Human Rights Comparison: Israel Versus the Arab States

By Averick, Sara M.

Washington DC: American Israel Public Affairs Committee, 1988. Pamphlet. 65p., softbound "first edition," stapled pamphlet in 8.5x5.5 inch glossy wraps. Faintest signs of handling or age, clean and sound, a very good copy. AIPAC Papers on U.S.-Israel Relations. Series Editors: Steven J. Rosen, Sara M. Averick. Kinda like saying parents are more just than children; a modest proposal, why bother setting a good example?

$12.00

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

Ninety-fourth Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, for the year ended December 31, 1947
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Ninety-fourth Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, for the year ended December 31, 1947

By Budd, Ralph, president of the board of directors

unspecified: Burlington Route, 1947. Pamphlet. 31p., illustrated with a cover collage of Burlington passenger stations, within with statistics tables, the whole printed on glossy alkaline paperstock. Softbound, 9x6 pamphlet in stapled wraps, nice clean copy, unhandled. Laid in is the president's compliments card.

$12.00

The Truth about Medjugorje, A response to the pamphlet \
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The Truth about Medjugorje, A response to the pamphlet "Medjugorje" by Msgr.Pavao Zanic, Bishop of Mostar

By Rupcic, Dr. Ljudevit

Ljubuski-Humac: Ljudevit Rupcic, 1990. Paperback. 138p., softbound in colorphoto 7.5x4.5 inch wraps; a very good clean unmolested copy.

$15.00

In the Supreme Court of the United States/ October Term, 1957 / No. [ ] / Max Osslo, Arthur Meyer, Chester D. Hazel, Louis J. Cacio, Paul E. Dempster, Jerry L. Dimitratos and Charles A. Tucker, Petitioners, vs. The People of the State of California, Respondent. Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the State of California. / Aaron Sapiro, Charles M. Arak, Charles P. Scully, Attorneys for Petitioners
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In the Supreme Court of the United States/ October Term, 1957 / No. [ ] / Max Osslo, Arthur Meyer, Chester D. Hazel, Louis J. Cacio, Paul E. Dempster, Jerry L. Dimitratos and Charles A. Tucker, Petitioners, vs. The People of the State of California, Respondent. Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the State of California. / Aaron Sapiro, Charles M. Arak, Charles P. Scully, Attorneys for Petitioners

By Sapiro, Aaron et alia, attorneys

Paperback. ii, 25p., bound with Appendices A, B and C [1-106p.], plain printed marigold cover sheets with red binder's tape spine. Spine mildly wrinkled and dusty, expect some dust- and handling soil to wraps, sound copy clean within with no markings, good condition. From p.4, Statement of the Case: "On October 22, 1955, and for several months prior thereto, there had existed a jurisdictional dispute between the Butchers Union and the Clerks Union in the San Diego, California, area. This dispute was primarily concerned with the handling of prepared and pre-cooked meats and the sale of these products in grocery stores and super-markets

$22.00

Mali di Moda e Rimedi di Attualita
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Mali di Moda e Rimedi di Attualita

By Musella, Mario

Milano: Ulrico Hoepli Editore, 1938. Paperback. 189p., rubricated titlepage, plentiful b&w illustrations (photography and diagrams on inserted coated stock), softbound first edition in 7.5x5 inch printed frenchfold wraps and decorated dust jacket. Jacket is somewhat soiled and edgeworn, and it and the cardstock cover are touched with a little foxing as is the untrimmed foredge. Otherwise clean, a sound copy with no ownership or other markings, good to very good. Essays by Musella on popular treatments of a variety of diseases, plus (and opposed to) real causes and treatment --malaria, Hodgkin and Parkinson's diseases, eugenics (how Fascismo keeps Italians pure), tuberculosis, fever, poison gas (wartime, of course), pneumonia. Also find pieces on sanitation, current charatan approaches such as Christian Science, and more.

$35.00

Our Lady\'s Messages (Medjugorje)
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Our Lady's Messages (Medjugorje)

By [Mary, m.Joseph, mere Jesus; deceased]

Brive, France: Editions Gospa, 1998. Paperback. 102p., softbound, upright paperback in 7.5x3.7 inch skyblue wraps, professionally printed, a clean sound unmarked copy. Text in hand is not her classic anticommunism but a personal call to conform to general Catholic obedience.

$12.00

Mussolini and the Pope: The comedy of the blackshirt and the blackmailer
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Mussolini and the Pope: The comedy of the blackshirt and the blackmailer

By McCabe, Joseph

Girard: Haldeman-Julius Publications, n.d.. 32p., staplebound 3.5 x 5 inch blue wraps printed in black, "religion" penned at right edge. Little Blue Book No. 1501.

$12.00

Programmatic proclamation of the Soviet Revolutionary Communists (Bolsheviks)
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Programmatic proclamation of the Soviet Revolutionary Communists (Bolsheviks)

London: Red Star Press, 1975. 79p., 7x5 inch light blue wraps, old price tag on cover. Crude reprint of the [Albanian] original. "This programmatic proclamation has been distributed in the Soviet Union by the Soviet Bolshevik Communists." Allegedly a document from the Soviet anti-revisionist underground smuggled to the outside world; in reality most likely an Albanian fabrication for diplomatic purposes.

$12.00

K\'ung-Ts\'ung-Tzu: the K`ung family masters\' anthology. A study and translation of chapters 1-10, 12-14
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K'ung-Ts'ung-Tzu: the K`ung family masters' anthology. A study and translation of chapters 1-10, 12-14

By Ariel, Yoav

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989. xi, 220 p., very good hardcover in dj. Investigates claims that the Confucian text was a forgery.

$12.00

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