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Ryder with illustrations by the author
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Ryder with illustrations by the author

By Barnes, Djuna, afterword by Paul West

Elmwood Park, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 1991. Paperback. viii, 250p., foreword, a note on the text and illustrations, afterword, illustrations, very good second printing of this trade paperback reissue in pictorial wraps.

$12.00

The Treasure of Guatavita / El Tesoro de Guatavita
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The Treasure of Guatavita / El Tesoro de Guatavita

By Rohmer, Harriet & Jésus Guerrero Rea,, illustrated by Carlos Loarca

San Francsico: Children's Book Press/Imprenta de Libros Infantiles, 1976. 24p., 9x8 inches landscape format, bilingual text in Spanish and English, illustrated children's book, slightly worn stapled pictorial wraps. Fifth World Tales series, Colombia.

$20.00

The Mighty God Viracocha / El Dios Poderoso Viracocha
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The Mighty God Viracocha / El Dios Poderoso Viracocha

By Rohmer, Harriet & Mary Anchondo, illustrated by Mike Rios & Richard Montez

San Francsico: Children's Book Press/Imprenta de Libros Infantiles, 1976. 20p., 9x8 inches landscape format, bilingual text in Spanish and English, illustrated children's book, slightly worn stapled pictorial wraps. Fifth World Tales series, Peru & Bolivia.

$20.00

United We Stand: a book for people with multiple personalities
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United We Stand: a book for people with multiple personalities

By Gil, Eliana, Ph.D., illustrated by Margery Casebeer

Rockville, MD: Launch Press, 1990. Paperback. 43p., 8.5x5.5 inches landscape layout, illustrated withdrawings, preface, resources, very good booklet in stapled blue pictorial wraps.

$12.00

Land of the Icy Death / Tierra de la Muerte Glacial
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Land of the Icy Death / Tierra de la Muerte Glacial

By Rohmer, Harriet & Jésus Guerrero Rea, illustrated by Xavier Viramontes

San Francsico: Children's Book Press/Imprenta de Libros Infantiles, 1976. 24p., 9x8 inches landscape format, bilingual text in Spanish and English, illustrated children's book, slightly worn stapled pictorial wraps. Fifth World Tales series, Chile. Bilingual children's book of the undersea creatures from Antarctica attacking a youth in Chile.

$20.00

The Headless Pirate / El Pirata sin Cabeza
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The Headless Pirate / El Pirata sin Cabeza

By Rohmer, Harriet & Mary Anchondo, illustrated by Ray Rios

San Francsico: Children's Book Press/Imprenta de Libros Infantiles, 1976. 20p., 9x8 inches landscape format, bilingual text in Spanish and English, illustrated children's book, slightly worn stapled pictorial wraps. Fifth World Tales series, Costa Rica.

$20.00

M.D.S. Buttners Rudera Diluvii Testes, i.e. Zeichen und Zeugen der Sündfluth, In Ansehung des itzigen Zustandes unserer Erd- und Wasser-Kugel, Insonderheit der darinnen vielfältig auch zeither in Querfurtischen Revier Unterschiedlich angetroffenen, ehemals verschwemten Thiere und Gewächse, Bey dem Lichte natürlicher Weissheit betrachtet, Und nebst vielen Abbildungen zum Druck gegeben
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M.D.S. Buttners Rudera Diluvii Testes, i.e. Zeichen und Zeugen der Sündfluth, In Ansehung des itzigen Zustandes unserer Erd- und Wasser-Kugel, Insonderheit der darinnen vielfältig auch zeither in Querfurtischen Revier Unterschiedlich angetroffenen, ehemals verschwemten Thiere und Gewächse, Bey dem Lichte natürlicher Weissheit betrachtet, Und nebst vielen Abbildungen zum Druck gegeben

By Buttner, David Sigismund

Leipzig: Johann Friedrich Braunen, 1710. Hardcover. [1] frontispiece, rubricated title page, [6] 314p., [18], Register, 30 plates, many folding; 8x6.5 inch text printed in German, fraktur font, ex-libris bookplate of American zoologist Charles Atwood Kofoid on front paste-down, signature of UC Berkeley student of Slavic Languages Benjamin Jack Pooler. Re-cased, probably early 20thC. The textblock (all edges tinted red) is original with two original blanks initial and terminal. This rebind incorporates very old marbled boards with vellum corner-tips, very edgeworn showing card, backed with an untitled binders'-tape spine; adhesive-tape hinges, but holding well. Leaves toned and bear light dust-smear, small pipe-coal burns and an ancient food smear. Expect readers' markings here and there, most especially light pencil and ink marks to rubricated title page including an arabesque doodle. First edition of a much-reprinted item that established the historicity of the Noaic Deluge through fossil evidence; the plates are in remarkably good condition, same toning and discolorations as with text paperstock. We see one short tear where a folded plate, no.7, was bound too close to the gutter...general good condition. Buttner's book on modern scientific proof of the Biblical Flood found in marine life, plants, and the contemporary state (1700s) of the Earth's waters.

$1750.00

Trotsky, a documentary
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Trotsky, a documentary

By Wyndham, Francis and David King

Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, 1972. Paperback. 204p., extensive illustrations. (a few color), 8.25x11.75 inches. Wraps shelf worn and creased, previous owner's name on half title, old price sticker on front wrap, else good condition.

$12.00

Soliman: L\'empire magnifique
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Soliman: L'empire magnifique

By Bittar, Therese

Paris: Gallimard, 1994. Paperback. 176p., a small, sumptuously color-illustrated item printed on topnotch paperstock and securely paperbound in 7x5 inch cardstock wraps; a very nice copy, sound, clean and unmarked. Reproduces classic images, of course, but also supplies artists' renderings such as cut-away diagrams; text entirely in French. Descouvertes Gallimard; histoire.

$15.00

The Missing Men
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The Missing Men

By Cooper, Dennis, cover by Tom Clark

[Los Angeles]: Am Here Books/Immediate Editions, 1981. Paperback. [26p] printed recto-only, 8.5x11 inches, reproduced from typewritten copy, two photo-copy collage illustrations, self-published limited first edition in stapled pictorial white card covers which are toned and lightly-soiled. Uranian content.

$150.00

Birds of a Feather
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Birds of a Feather

By Pittau, Gervais, author/artists

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2012. Hardcover. Unpaginated folio construct, plenty of well-reproduced color plates covered in black, a kind of pop-up book with flaps to lift that reveal bird images in color to handsome effect. A central panel shows eggs (to size), lift the egg to see bird & read text. Manufactured in China, that's how! First published in France as Oxiseau [sic]. Hardbound in 15x11 inch boards, our exemplar is a tad edgeworn with a faint bump to head, absolutely clean and unmarked within, hinges quite sound, a very good copy.

$35.00

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.

$35.00

Tabitha Dingle. The Story of The Famous Cat of Sunnybrook Meadow. Illustrated
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Tabitha Dingle. The Story of The Famous Cat of Sunnybrook Meadow. Illustrated

By Alexander, Elsie M.

New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1928. The frontispiece is missing, one plate is loose, the backstrip was mended unwisely, cloth boards are edgeworn and soiled with handling. A terrible copy. Nor are the drawings well-conceived or -executed. What's good about it: 3 plates remain of the original four, plus a fullsize color plate fixed to front cover, plus 8 different quarter-page drawings on the coated endsheets; none of these twelve illustrations are scribbled-on or torn. As is. The Sunnybrook series. A masterpiece of blandness, er, we mean evidently a much-loved book. Pricey on the net, pricier than us; perhaps it is series identification that has endeared it.

$15.00

The Prospect Before Us
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The Prospect Before Us

By Dos Passos, John, Illustrated by Micky Strobel

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1950. Hardcover. 375p., illustrated endpapers, frontispiece, toning to endpapers, shelfwear, good first edition in green cloth boards and gilt, edgeworn dj with chipping at head and tail of spine.

$15.00

Through the country of the Comanche Indians in the Fall of the year 1845: the journal of a U.S.Army Expedition led by Lieutenant James W. Abert of the Topographical Engineers, Artist extraordinary whose paintings of Indians and their Wild West illustrate this book
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Through the country of the Comanche Indians in the Fall of the year 1845: the journal of a U.S.Army Expedition led by Lieutenant James W. Abert of the Topographical Engineers, Artist extraordinary whose paintings of Indians and their Wild West illustrate this book

By Abert, Lieutenant James W., edited by John Galvin

San Francisco: designed and printed by Lawton & Alfred Kennedy for John Howell - Books, 1970. Hardcover. xvii, 77p., 10.5x14 inches, color frontis, rubricated title page, preface, glossary, references, index, illustrated with13 color plates and two large folding maps, very good first edition thus limited to 5000 copies bound in white cloth boards and gilt, and a white dj printed in black and red (this dj is somewhat soiled and has short tears at the heel).

$25.00

Songs to a Handsome Woman [signed]
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Songs to a Handsome Woman [signed]

By Brown, Rita Mae, illustrations, Ginger Legato

Baltimore: Diana Press, 1973. Paperback. 39p., 6.25x7.25 inches, previous owner's name, signed by the poet, illustrations, very good first edition of 2000 copies, slightly discolored stapled dark blue illustrated wraps.

$45.00

Loving women
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Loving women

By Nomadic Sisters, illustrated by Victoria Hammond

Sonora, CA: The Nomadic Sisters, 1975. 46p., 11x8.25 inch oblong, sketch and photographic illustrations, very good first edition of this sexual manual in staplebound pictorial wraps. Grier A***.

$17.00

True story; prose
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True story; prose

By Alta

Oakland: Mama's Press, 1973. 35p., staplebound booklet, 5.5x8.5 inches, very good with light handling.

$15.00

The Hell of Loneliness
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The Hell of Loneliness

By von Rhau, Henry, illustrated by John Colton

Washington: Guild Press, 1964. 47p., 5.25x8.25 inches, very good reprint edition in red pictorial stapled wraps with tiny chip at head of spine-fold. Reprint of the 1929 edition. Parody of the Well of Loneliness, with both gay and lesbian overtones.

$35.00

Spade Cooley - Ghost in the Music. Drawings by Kira Lynn Cain
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Spade Cooley - Ghost in the Music. Drawings by Kira Lynn Cain

By Malnik, Donnelle, story & music

Oakland: printing & binding by The Key [for author], 2000. Unpaginated, about 15p, monochrome illustrations verso and text recto, hardbound first edition in 7.5x8.5 monochrome boards with gilt spine panel (looks like a little Golden Book, the kids' series, except slightly larger). Inside the rear cover find a 45rpm vinyl record in an adhered pocket. Book, pocket and record in fine clean shape. Content is not for small children; the rasty ghost of a real-life local jazzman comes to haunt a living player. Addictions and sexual jealousy are part of this story, which obliquely refers to California realities (a music joint on Market Street, Ronald Reagan governor, &c. Author Malnik may be related to the deceases, as Spade's given name was Donnell, without the terminal e.

$20.00

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