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A Diagram of Synoptic Relationships
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A Diagram of Synoptic Relationships

By Barr, Allan

7pp plus 27" x 40" foldout chart illustrating relationship of synoptic gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke(See three accompanying photos). Corners of cover show wear, top of Preface has stamped owner's name and address, theologian Alvin Woodard Ching of Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary Minneapolis, Minnesota, his name stamp also at top right of chart (not visible on face of chart). Chart is printed on thick textured paper that appears to be either linen or linen-backed. Chart and print block of Preface is clean. Chart can be removed . A rare first edition in near fine condition.

$90.00

THE EDUCATION OF CHAUCER
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THE EDUCATION OF CHAUCER

By Plimpton George Arthur

176pp, goldenrod end papers. No dustjacket. B&W photos and images of manuscripts. SIGNED by George Arthur Plimpton and inscribed and dated: "To Dr. and Mrs. Seth Milliken with the high regard of the author, Geo. A Plimpton 1936." Seth Minot Milliken [1875-1957] was a surgeon and civic leader. From the Introduction: "The success of my book on The Education of Shakespear has encouraged me to attempt a similar work on The Education of Chaucer. As in the earlier volume, the material I use is based entirely on manuscripts in my own library. Although some of these are not exactly contemporary with Chaucer, each is illustrative of the works used in his time. " Fascinating insight into Chaucer's education and that of scholars in the Fourteenth century. This is the only signed copy listed online.

$90.00

So You Want to be a Model
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So You Want to be a Model

By Dessner C. Matthew

256pp, blue cloth with dark blue stamped lettering on spine, Dj has wear on edge and top and bottom of spine and some light chipping on corners but is completely intact. 24 b&w photos plus 17 in Models-In-Training section. Upper right of blank ffep clipped (1x1 inch) otherwise unmarked and clean. Early and very scarce book on modeling as a career and one of the earliest mention of "super model." (p. 256: "She will be a super-model, but the girl in her will be like the girl in you--quite ordinary, but ambitious and eager for personal development.") Author was connected to Barbizon School of Modeling in New York. Only one other listing of this book has been noted on bookseller sites.

$90.00

Houses for Good Living
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Houses for Good Living

By wills, royal barry

104pp, no dj. First section is fascinating description of Needs, Styles, Budgeting, Saving Money, Value of Architect's Services. Includes many excellently reproduced photographs of exteriors and interiors of thirty four houses, with cubage listed rather than square feet, an odd trend in real estate. Luminous photographs show mostly traditional houses with a few modern designs from the late '30s . Cover has light scuffing at bottom, some wear on corners and spine ends. Interior is as new. A beautiful book.

$54.00

Queering the Redneck Riviera
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Queering the Redneck Riviera

By Jerry T. Watkins III

188pp. History of gay men and lesbians in North Florida following World War II. Provides insights about the relationships between sexuality, capitalism, and conservative morality in the second half of the twentieth century. List price is $79.95.

$50.00

The Rosewood Massacre
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The Rosewood Massacre

By Edward Gonzalez-Tennant

227pp, Investigation of 1923 race riot in Rosewood, Florida. List price is $79.95. New.

$50.00

Follow The Music
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Follow The Music

By Holzman, Jac Daws, Gavan

441pp, paper cover, CD and track listing included. Paperback edition of hardcover. Near fine. Signed boldly by Jac Holzman on dedication page "To Jim--Happy Birthday Jac Holzman. From the back cover:"Part social history, part secret diary, part frank expression of faith, FOLLOW THE MUSIC is the saga of a moment in history when art intersected with commerce and actually resulted in something transcendent called Elektra Records. This is a marvelous collective testament to a world and a time apart, bounded by wild laughter and tears, with hard lessons for us all. A must-read addition to the best chronicles of popular culture in this over-stimulated century."

$48.00

BERGGASSE 19
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BERGGASSE 19

By Gay, Peter Engleman, Edmund

153pp, burgundy cloth w/orange end papers, photo on dust jacket of Freud's couch. Signed on ffep by photographer Edmund Engelman, who photographed Freud's home and consulting offices in fifty-four images a few days before the family fled Vienna in 1938 to escape Nazi persecution. Beautiful photos of a fascinating house and setting for the man that invented psychoanalysis and the idea of the subconscious.

$100.00

No Country for Old Men
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No Country for Old Men

By Cormac McCarthy

New York: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2005. First printing. Hardback. Fine/near fine. 309 pp, black boards with gilt printing on spine Fine in near fine dj (tiny scratch on bottom of back of dj prevents a description of fine) Made into a movie, this book is another brilliant novel from one of America's greatest and most acclaimed writers of fiction.

$48.00

Tiki Modern
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Tiki Modern

By Sven A. Kirsten

Koln: Taschen, 2007. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. 335pp, cloth covers with tiki artwork and lettering, 9.25 x 11 inches, hundreds of color photographs and illustrations. No dj as issued. Fine Book of Tiki provided the blueprint for the re-appreciation and revival of Tiki style. Almost completely wiped from the consciousness of Americans until recently, Sven Kirsten's tome put Tiki on the map as a unique pop culture phenomenon. Never before had Tiki culture's visual power and pervasiveness been revealed with such detail and insight. Not only did the book inspire the erecting of many new Tiki bars from New York to London to Berlin to Prague to Waikiki, but also motivated a myriad of Tiki artisans to pick up the chisel and carry on the forgotten tradition, while spurring many others to create their own home hideaways, making "Tiki" a household name again. This new follow-up book, which brings together the two recent retro trends of mid-century modernism and Tiki style, is bound to lift the Tiki craze to a new level. With his usual mixture of ironic detachment and genuine enthusiasm for the subject, Kirsten shows us how primitivism and modernism were two sides of the same coin in the 1950s and 60s. Decor deities and ersatz ancestors outrageously merged in the modern brutalist furniture from the house of Witco, a company that outfitted Elvis Presley's Jungle Room and Hugh Hefner's Chicago Playboy pool. This was design porn at its best. The author: Sven Kirsten was conceived on a freighter of his grandfather's Hamburg-Chicago Line. Following the call of the big world, he moved to California at the age of 25. Kirsten studied at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and began shooting music videos in the late 1980s for The Cramps, Tom Waits, Sergio Mendes and others. After years of hunting down pieces of the puzzle ofPolynesian Pop, Kirsten has developed a singular insight into the Cult of Tiki and has become the country's most eminent Tiki archaeologist.

$235.00

Naval Shiphandling
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Naval Shiphandling

By Crenshaw, Cdr R.S

Annapolis: United States Naval Institute, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 395pp, blue pebbled cloth cover with gilt lettering on front and spine. Foxing on edges of endpages. Cover is straight and clean, text and text block clean and unmarked. Prev owners signature on upper right of ffep "Herman Sverre Siqueland, Lieutenant junior grade United States Navy." Previous owner of book was in the navy in the mid '50s. A fine copy of the first edition of this repeatedly-revised textbook. Learn how to properly anchor an aircraft carrier, destroyers, cruisers, battleships, submarines, amphibious and service ships, landing ships, it's all in here. Fascinating inside look at large scale naval maneuvering...The foxing and previous owner's signature are all that prevent a rating of "fine."

$60.00

The Old Dutch Burying Ground of Sleepy Hollow
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The Old Dutch Burying Ground of Sleepy Hollow

By Perry, William Graves

Boston: The Rand Press, 1953. Revised. Hardcover. Fine. 175pp, blue cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine, large attached foldout map affixed to inside back cover. Map in perfect condition, book clean and unmarked. Rare revised edition lists all the early gravestones in this North Tarrytown New York graveyard, with a map that numbers each gravestone. Rare in this fine condition.

$60.00

Inherent Vice
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Inherent Vice

By Thomas Pynchon

New York: Penguin Press, 2009. First printing. Hardback. As New/as new. 369pp, black board cover with silver gilt lettering on spine, As new, unread copy in as new dj w/ protective mylar cover. Hard to find as new copy of Pynchon's tribute to the noir detective novels of Raymond Chandler and Dashiel Hammett, the exploits of Doc Sportello. Book is basis of a movie of the same name in 2014

$59.00

The Stories of Bernard Malamud
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The Stories of Bernard Malamud

By Malamud, Bernard

New York: Farrar, Strous & Giroux, 1983. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 350pp, black quarter cloth on blue boards with author initial in black lettering on front, gold gilt lettering on spine. Dj complete and fine in protective clear cover. A presentation copy of this classic collection of 25 short stories from an acknowledged master of the form.

$84.00

WHEN GRAVITY FAILS
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WHEN GRAVITY FAILS

By George Alec Effinger

New York: Arbor House, 1987. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 290pp, blue cover w/black quarter cloth, blindstamped leaf on cover, gold lettering on spine. Dj w/clear plastic cover; author photo is Effinger wearing Arab headgear. BOLDLY SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO Christopher Erhard on title page. George Alec Effinger (January 10, 1947 – April 27, 2002) was an American science fiction author, born in Cleveland, Ohio. Westwood Associates created a video game based on the book and Christopher Erhard designed and produced many of their sci-fi games, including "Circuit's Edge." In the inscription Effinger thanks him: "To Christopher Erhard, who's helping me to see these degenerates--George Alec Effinger." A rare and beautiful association copy of thisnovel, set in a decadent Arab ghetto.

$96.00

Tao Te Ching
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Tao Te Ching

By Laozi; Stephen Mitchell

New York: Harper & Row, 1988. First printing. Hardcover. As New/as new. 108pp, wheat cloth cover with red lettering on front and spine, red endpapers; red satin attached page marker, as new in as new dj with clear protective cover. 5.5" x 8.5". True first printing includes erratum slip adding the last line of the first page of the Foreword. This now-classic translation and interpretation of Lao Tzu's "Tao Te Ching has been reprinted in many formats. This is a presentation copy of a rare first printing.

$85.00

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

By Stieg Larsson

New York: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2010. First printing. Hardback. As New/fine +. 563pp, black quarter cloth with grey boards, silver lettering on spine. First printing of first U.S.edition. Dustjacket is pristine with no flaws on edges. Appears unread.

$98.00

The Analytical Review August--December 1798 (Five monthly issues complete)
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The Analytical Review August--December 1798 (Five monthly issues complete)

By Johnson, Joseph Christie, Thomas

London, 1798. Hardcover. Good. 660pp +index. As issued, the last five months of The Analytical Review originally sold bound in sequence and rebound in contemporary brown leather binding with patterned cloth overlay, black lettering on spine (see photo). Owners signature W Murray 1820 in ink on first page of August 1798 issue; foxing on edges and variously throughout pages. All pages legible and complete. Included at front is one page advertisement dated September 1, 1798 for "America," a "Historical, Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical View of the present situation of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" to be published in thirty-four numbers, price one shilling each. The Analytical Review was an English periodical that was published from 1788 to 1798, having been established in London by the publisher Joseph Johnson and the writer Thomas Christie. Part of the Republic of Letters, it was a gadfly publication, which offered readers summaries and analyses of the many new publications issued at the end of the eighteenth century.These are the last five issues before ceasing publication. At date of listing this appears to be the only copy of these last issues offered for sale. Fascinating reading of book reviews. Political commentary "Retrospect of the Active World" included at end of each month's issue. Included is a review of "Lyrical Ballads" by Wordsworth and many other contemporary books. Very scarce.

$190.00

La Espana Incognita
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La Espana Incognita

By Hielscher, Kurt

Espasa Calpe S.A.. Very Good/fair. 304pp, rust cloth cover with gilt lettering and illustration on cover, gilt lettering on spine. 9" x 12". ffep detached at top four inches and professionally repaired. lower left corner on back cover bumped and crimped. DJ has missing sections on lower front and back but lettering and photo illustration complete (see photo). Introductory text in Spanish followed by 304 black and white photos 6.25" x 8". Last photo page (303-4) is detached from binding but complete and still connected with cloth of spine. Unmarked pages with all photos intact and in pristine condition. Kurt Hielscher (born 1881 in Striegau , Silesia; died 1948 in Lichtenstein in Saxony) was a German photographer. He traveled in the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s throughout parts of Europe and was the author of several successful books with landscape and architectural photos. These exquisite photos are beautifully composed and show the Spain of the past and include churches, buildings, bridges, castles, landscapes and street scenes with captions in five languages. A rare and beautiful collection of photographs.

$94.00

Jazz
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Jazz

By William Claxton

Twelvetrees Press, 1987. Second edition. Hardcover. As New/fine. 124pp, dark blue cloth with black stamped lettering on cover and spine, dark blue endpapers. 9" x 12", DJ protected with Brodart cover. This is from the second edition of 4000 and has black lettering rather than gold lettering on cover. As new in fine dj. Printed in Japan. Introduction by Leonard Feather and commentary by Terry Southern. One of the most beautiful examples of jazz photography in book form. Claxton was an insider and much-loved by jazz musicians; Shorty Rogers composed "Clickin' With Clax" in his honor The photograph of Charlie Parker surrounded by fans in a studio portrait is absolutely stunning. The photographs in the book were all taken between 1953 and 1963.

$78.00

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