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[Handwritten note to Carlton Merritt on stationary of the Lafayette Baths and Hotel]
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[Handwritten note to Carlton Merritt on stationary of the Lafayette Baths and Hotel]

By Terwilligar, Frank

New York, 1913. Single sheet of stationery, 6x9.5 inches, together with original envelope "You will please find enclosed $2.00 and tell Mr. Berean I accept his proposition in regard to keeping the plot in order. Thank you very much for your trouble. Yours sincerely, B. Frank Terwilligar." The Lafayette Baths were a prominent locale for gay assignations in this period, a favorite hangout of the painter Charles Demuth and many others. The New York Society for the Prevention of Vice infiltrated the establishment and filed a report with the police in 1916. In the ensuing raid, 37 men were arrested, including the manager, Frank Terwilligar, whose son, Henry, committed suicide after attending the trial. The elder Terwilligar left the business soon thereafter, though it continued under different ownership.

$450.00

Stalin\'s letters to Molotov, 1925-1936
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Stalin's letters to Molotov, 1925-1936

By Stalin, Joseph; Lars T Lih; Oleg V Naumov; L Kosheleva; O V Khlevniuk; Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich Molotov; Catherine A Fitzpatrick

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995. xviii, 276 pages, hardcover in dustjacket; ownership signature, otherwise very good.

$12.00

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

Correspondence and photo between Michael B. Music and a young man from Melanesia
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Correspondence and photo between Michael B. Music and a young man from Melanesia

By Music, Michael B.

San Francisco and Honaira, Guadalcanal, BSI: Self-published by the author, 1974. Seven letters, handwritten and typed, correspondence between Michal B. Music and a young assitant to the Bishop of the Dicese of Melanesia with envelopes, lists of gay publications as suggested reading and a b&w photo of the young man with a soccer ball, in manila folder. Music was a receptionist in a San Francisco community law office and activist for LGBTQ civil rights in the 1970s-80s. The young man who shall remain anonymous here was an assistant to a Bishop in the British Solomon Islands.

$75.00

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, small spot on lower corner of front cover, else very good. Introduced and annotated by Lionel Follet.

$20.00

Wegweiser durch die chinesischen Höflichkeits-Formen
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Wegweiser durch die chinesischen Höflichkeits-Formen

By Tiefensee, Franz

Tokyo: Verlag der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens, 1924. 224 pages, very good hardcover with gilt titles, even toning, minor foxing; third edition. German-language discussion of Chinese forms of address, courteous letter formats, etc.

$125.00

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