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Letters of Gold; California Postal History Through 1869
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Letters of Gold; California Postal History Through 1869

By Coburn, Jesse L.

Canton OH: U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Inc, 1984. x, 389p., profuse b&w facsimile reproductions with two sections in color, several line-drawn maps, hardbound in 11x8.5 inch boards covered in metallic gold paper (roll-stamped in blind to simulate leather grain) and pictorial dust jacket. The dj is a little edgeworn, the book itself is quite sound, and aside from a small sprinkle of foxing to top edge, is perfectly clean and unmarked.

$25.00

[File of correspondence belonging to Emily Pierson, largely to and from National Guardian co-founder Aronson]
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[File of correspondence belonging to Emily Pierson, largely to and from National Guardian co-founder Aronson]

By Aronson, James; Emily Pierson; Anna Louise Strong, et al.

New York; Cromwell, CT, etc., 1968. File folder containing nine typed letters from Aronson to Pierson, carbon copies of eight letters from Pierson to Aronson (one of them in two different drafts), together with other materials. Much of the correspondence is about a conflict that arose between Aronson and Pierson's good friend Anna Louise Strong after the Guardian made editorial changes to one of Strong's reports about the situation in China. A carbon copy of Strong's angry three-page letter to Aronson, which accuses him of selective editing to make the Chinese seem irrational, is included, in which she demands that any future reports for the Guardian be published unchanged except for minor copy editing. There is also a CC of a letter from Pierson to Strong in Beijing. In 1967, Aronson was forced to leave the Guardian as part of what he called a New Left "coup," and there is a copy of his resignation letter as well as a letter of support from Cedric Belfrage. Also included is a letter from Jane McManus to Pierson announcing her own resignation from the Guardian in the wake of the "coup." William Rose, the acting general manager of the Guardian, also contributes a typed letter signed to Pierson, assuring her of the paper's continued vitality despite the chaos in the editorial room (Pierson was a significant contributor and had to be assuaged). Aronson co-founded the National Guardian in 1949 together with Cedric Belfrage and James McManus. Pierson, a physician, was a supporter of the newspaper and served as its continuing link to Anna Louise Strong. In her correspondence Pierson warns Aronson that he needed to apologize to Strong about the editing of her piece, because not only was she the only voice within China to which the Guardian had access, but she had the necessary pull in China to assure foreign visitors of visas and other matters. Aronson assures Pierson in one letter of his continued support for Strong. "You will recall that it was Cedric and I who received her from the hands of the Russians before she came shattered to you, and remained loyal to her. I never have forgotten those times. You know also that we unceasingly worked on the Russians and on others to get them to concede their gross miscarriage of justice." The missives from Aronson and Belfrage about the internal situation at the paper in 1967 shed light on the earthquake of generational change that shook the Guardian at this time.

$395.00

CHEER: Center of Homosexual Education & Research [open letter] Aging Project, April, 1978
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CHEER: Center of Homosexual Education & Research [open letter] Aging Project, April, 1978

By Minnigerode, Dr. Fred A.

San Francisco: CHEER, 1978. Single 8.5x11 inch sheet mimeo letter with organization letterhead and directors, light wear. The Project Director's call for LGBTQ people over 60. John P. DeCecco and Michael Shively were Directors.

$15.00

Marx and Engels. Collected works, vol 29: Karl Marx, 1857-61
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Marx and Engels. Collected works, vol 29: Karl Marx, 1857-61

By Marx, Karl, Frederick Engels

New York: International Publishers, 1987. xxiv, 592p., illustrated with one facsimile, hardbound in open-weave red cloth boards and dj. Clean and sound, a very good copy of one of the scarcer titles in this huge set of "collecteds". Collected works volume 29.

$30.00

The Stalin-Kaganovich correspondence, 1931-36
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The Stalin-Kaganovich correspondence, 1931-36

By Stalin, Joseph; L M Kaganovich; R W Davies

New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. xviii, 431 pages, hardcover in dustjacket; ownership signature, otherwise very good.

$35.00

Lutke, ceste i vodoskoci [with letter from Ante Zemljar]
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Lutke, ceste i vodoskoci [with letter from Ante Zemljar]

By Zemljar, Sanja

Zagreb: Lykos, 1959. 96p., hardcover, very good cloth boards, in a somewhat tattered dustjacket with old tape repairs. A precocious book of poetry by the young daughter of the Yugoslavian writer Ante Zemljar, which contains a typed letter in French signed by Ante, Sanja, and Vlasta. The letter, addressed by Ante to Judy Stone (then with Look Magazine, later with the SF Chronicle, and also the sister of I.F. Stone), gives her the contact address for a relative in New York and discusses the book of poetry, noting that Sanja was already working on her third collection, to include works written up to age twelve. The letter's original envelope is included. The book is inscribed by Sanja on the front endpaper, with a black and white photo of the young author pasted underneath the inscription. The family's Zagreb address is penned on the last page inside the cover. Ante Zemljar, a partisan fighter during World War II, was jailed from 1949 to 1953 as a political prisoner. He was a prolific author and critic. One of his works, Charon and Destinies, detailed the atrocities of the Slana concentration camp on the island of Pag.

$150.00

China [with letter from Henry R. Luce]
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China [with letter from Henry R. Luce]

By Fung Kwok-ying; Fritz Henle

New York: Holt, 1943. 192p., hardcover, lacking dj, very good; laid in is a folded letter from the publishing magnate Henry R. Luce to Mrs. Henry Pfeiffer of New York, thanking her for her work "in the common cause of Sino-American friendship." Wartime book combining prose by Fung with photographs, selected by Henle, depicting daily life in China.

$95.00

Xue sheng chi du da quan
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Xue sheng chi du da quan

Shanghai: Shi jie shu ju, 1939. 196p., paperback; ownership stamp on front cover. Letter-writing guide.

$25.00

Ying yong wen zuo fa
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Ying yong wen zuo fa

By Xu Quxuan

Shanghai: Shi jie shu ju, [193-]. 240p., paperback, paper toned, otherwise very good. Guide for style in writing letters.

$15.00

Caritas [copy made by author, with personal correspondence]
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Caritas [copy made by author, with personal correspondence]

By Broumas, Olga

[Provincetown, MA]: the author, 1989. Seven loose 8.5x11 inch sheets enclosed with a cover letter in the original mailing envelope, Broumas' Provincetown return address stamped on the envelope. The cover letter, addressed to Moonyean Gorsch, responds to a query about the availability of her poetry chapbook Caritas. Broumas states that it is out of print but she has recently made several photocopies, one of which is included. The letter asks Gorsch to look for a new book, Perpetua, in Fall; Perpetua was published in 1989. Graphic poetic explorations of love and sex.

$45.00

Sun Zhongshan xian sheng shou zha mo ji
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Sun Zhongshan xian sheng shou zha mo ji

By Sun Zhongshan [Sun Yat-sen; Sun Wen]

n.p., [192-]. 33 double leaves, bound with thread in traditional format, wraps toned around edges with some chipping at spine, interior very good. 8.5x12 inches. Due to a binding error, page 3 is repeated twice, once at the front of the book and again in its proper place, but no pages are missing. Reprints of Sun Zhongshan's handwriting, published soon after his death.

$275.00

Dear Miye: letters home from Japan, 1939-1946
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Dear Miye: letters home from Japan, 1939-1946

By Tomita, Mary Kimoto; Robert G Lee

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1995. xii, 400 pages, very good hardcover in dustjacket. "The letters of Mary Kimoto Tomita tell the story of a young American woman of Japanese descent who along with over ten thousand other Japanese Americans was stranded in Japan during World War II. After growing up on a small farm in central California and completing junior college, Mary traveled to Japan in June 1939 to study the Japanese language and culture and to visit relatives. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Mary was on a Japanese ship bound for the United States; the ship turned around and returned to Japan, where Mary remained for the next five years..." - publisher's blurb.

$12.00

Jin Shengtan Chen Meigong cai zi chi du
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Jin Shengtan Chen Meigong cai zi chi du

By Jin Shengtan, Chen Jiru

Shanghai: Bi wu shan zhuang, 1918. Four lithographed volumes, wraps bound with thread in traditional format, the last two volumes without exterior title label. Paper toned, otherwise very good with minor handling wear.

$95.00

Xiao cang shan fang chi du
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Xiao cang shan fang chi du

By Mei Yuan

Shanghai: Zhong xi shu ju, 1932. Four lithographed volumes, wraps bound with thread in traditional format, paper toned, lower portion slightly curled, otherwise very good with minor handling wear. Third printing of this edition.

$95.00

Cloud-hidden friends letter [three issues]
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Cloud-hidden friends letter [three issues]

By Dalenberg, Ananda Claude, editor

San Francisco: Cloud-Hidden Friends, 1983. Three issues of the newsletter, each a staplebound packet of 8.5x11 inch sheets, creased from having been folded for mailing. Issues present are 1, 2, and 4. A correspondence newsletter for sharing thoughts on Dharma; participants are inspired by Suzuki and Watts. The first issue contains letters from correspondents in various California towns; later issues show the spread of circulation to other states.

$30.00

Wen shu chu li fa
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Wen shu chu li fa

By Gu Zhenbai

Shanghai: Geng yun chu ban she, 1946. 129p., paperback, minor toning, very good. A writing guide.

$35.00

Wen du bu qiu ren jiao ji da quan
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Wen du bu qiu ren jiao ji da quan

Shanghai: Shi jie shu ju, [192-]. Paperback, variously paginated internal sections, spine panel chipped, pages toned. Style guide for letter writing and other composition.

$20.00

Open Arms fundraising letter
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Open Arms fundraising letter

By Wilkie, Phil, Dick Voss & Kevin Winge

Minneapolis: Open Arms of Minnesota & Phil Wilkie, 2009. Two page letter on 8.5x11 inch Open Arms letterhead with return envelope in original envelope addressed to Dr. Pinkelstein and with Phil Wilkie's return label affixed but the name Gus Hall printed above (a joke). Fundraising letter announcing Phil Wilkie and Dick Voss on a mission to ride bikes to raise funds for HIV/AIDS, this copy mailed to a Bolerium comrad by Phil himself.

$15.00

Footprints to Heaven: Christmas letters 1987-93
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Footprints to Heaven: Christmas letters 1987-93

By Skolimowski, Henryk

Gregory, MI: Eco-Philosophy Centre, 1994. 54p., 5.5x8.25 inches, prologue, letters, very good first edition booklet in stapled white wraps. Eco-Philosophy Publication #9.

$20.00

Lettres à André Breton: 1918-1931
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Lettres à André Breton: 1918-1931

By Aragon, Louis

Paris: Gallimard, 2011. Paperback. 469p., trade paperback, French language, a tiny green spot at the heel of front cover, else very good. Introduced and annotated by Lionel Follet.

$20.00

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