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Native American literature. Introduction by Leslie Marmon Silko

by Lopez (Ken), bookseller

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1994
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Hadley (Massachusetts), 1994     ¶ Only edition of this pioneering catalogue, annotated and priced. Contents: Native American literature: Fiction, poetry, art, items 1-415; Literature with Native American themes by non-native authors, 416-472; Nonfiction, primarily by Native American authors, 473-635.   ||| Collation: 229 x 153 mm: Forty leaves, paginated [1-80] (ie, not paginated). Text continues on lower wrapper recto.  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine. … Read more
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Patti Smith: A bibliography. [By Lawrence R. French and John D. De Gozzaldi]

by Smith, Patti, b. 1946. Bibliography.) French, Lawrence R

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Published
1996
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¶ Only edition of the only work of its kind; comprising descriptions of eighteen books and pamphlets 1972-94 and two forthcoming books, together with a full-page facsimile of an early price-list of Patti Smith publications (New York: Gotham Book Mart & Gallery Inc, 1978?). Date inferred from text, leaf [7]. A modest production, very scarce: This work was unknown to… Read more
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Water voyages, 1[-17]. Compiled by Joan and John Digby

by Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Digby, John, b. 1938

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2001
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Oyster Bay (New York): Feral Books, 2001   ¶ ONLY EDITION of a charming anthology gathered together as a medium for "The remarkable collage images of John Digby[, which] are rich in associations that demonstrate man's ancient links with the sea. Using archival and library sources, he has found and utilized colorful antique illustrations from nineteenth century and earlier publications that show… Read more
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Sacrificial bone inscriptions. [By] Haven O'More

by O'More, Haven, 1929-2008

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Published
1987
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Millerton (New York): Stamperia Valdonega (Martino Mardersteig, Verona), for SADEV (The Garden Ltd, Millerton), distributed by Farrar, Straus & Giroux (New York), 1987 ¶ First edition, trade issue (600 copies), of the author's first published book, "a handsome production, flush with revealing, if rather disturbing, poetic sentiments" (Basbanes). The text consists of a Preface dated 23/24… Read more
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Symbols, signals, and noise: The nature and process of communication. By J. R. Pierce

by Wright, Ernest Vincent, 1872-1939. Gadsby, 1939.) Pierce, John Robinson, 1910-2002

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Published
1961
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961   ¶ "FIRST EDITION" of this influential survey; including remarks on Burmann, Wright, and the Spanish lipogrammatists, with a paragraph from Gadsby (1939) on page 48. The latter, we note, was already such a rare book that Pierce was obliged to quote from it at second hand, never having seen a copy himself. (We also… Read more
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The fickle finger of fate. By John A. Keel [pseud.]

by Keel, John A., pseud. of John Alva Kiehl

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Published
1966
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Greenwich, Connecticut: Fawcett publications inc, 1966     ¶ ONLY EDITION, first printing. A James Bond pastiche relating the mock-heroic adventures of Satyr-Man; by the author of The Mothman prophecies (1975, film 2002). Scarce. (Series: A Fawcett gold medal book. Fawcett world library.)   ||| Collation: 179 x 105 mm: 80 leaves, paginated [1-4] 5-160. Eight full-page illustrations after Jaffee (1) or unsigned (7).  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers (priced 50¢, stock-number… Read more
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Autographs . . . featuring letters by Janis Joplin. [Sale no. 1890, 1 March 2001. Jeremy Markowitz, expert]

by Joplin, Janis, 1943-1970.) Swann Galleries, Inc, auctioneers

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2001
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New York: Swann Galleries, Inc, 2001     ¶ Only edition of this valuable catalogue, already very scarce, describing an extraordinary collection of sixty-one unpublished love-letters (1965) from Janis Joplin to Peter De Blanc, pages [40-50]. Selected index, page [81].   ||| Collation: 241 x 165 mm: Forty-four leaves, paginated [1-88] (ie, not paginated). Partly priced, printed price-list laid in.  Illustration: Sixty-seven halftone illustrations. … Read more
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Printed books and manuscripts, including printing history and reference

by Christie's (New York: Christie's East, 2001.12.11)

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Published
2001
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New York, 2001   ¶ Only edition. 522 lots; including property from the late Sir Rex and Lady Harrison, Walter J. Johnson Inc, Francis Lewis Randolph, and the Estate of Andrée Beauchamp Stearns. (Christie's East sale no. 8619, 11 December 2001.)   ||| Collation: 267 x 211 mm: Pp [1-1] 3-107 [108].  Illustration: Color and monochrome illustrations and facsimiles.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine. .
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In: East Bay express (Emeryville, California, 2001-  ), vol. 26, no. 3 (29 October 2003, offered complete), pages 14-21     ¶ Perhaps the longest and most detailed press account--amounting to some 4700 words in all--of the discovery (1990) and implications of the long-lost manuscript (1876-80) of the first half (chapters 1-21) of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.   ||| Collation: 34½ x 29 cm: 52 leaves, paginated [1]… Read more
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The utterly perfect murder [1971]

by Bradbury, Ray Douglas, b. 1920

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In: Stories for bedtime, volume 1 (Beverly Hills c1987, issued at Vail [Colorado] 2002?), pages 1-13     ¶ Nice copy of an obscure Bradbury item.   ||| Collation: In 10 (140 x 106 mm): Ten leaves, paginated [i-ii], [1-2] 3-15 [16-18]. Pages [17-18] are blank as issued.  Illustration: Full-page illustration after D. Millsap.  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine.  .
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New Bedford, Massachusetts: by Clement E. Daley Advertising, 1977 * * * ONLY EDITION. Historical gleanings concerning the Tabitha Inn (1904), where Clemens stayed from time to time while visiting his patron H. H. Rogers. An amateurish production, presumably VERY SCARCE. --- Collation: Six leaves, paginated [1-12]. One full-page halftone illustration (view of the Tabitha Inn). Binding: Printed wrappers. Reference:… Read more
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Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1970 *** ONLY EDITION; representing De Lisio's first exhibition in the United States and reproducing his remarkable portraits in terra-cotta or bronze of Proust, Marianne Moore, Poe (2), Stevenson, Janet Flanner, Gertrude Stein (2), Nabokov, Auden, Beardsley (2), Pound, Wilde, Henry James, Verlaine and Rimbaud, Baudelaire, and Joyce (2). Foreword by Anthony M. Clark. Rare.… Read more
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New York: Playbill incorporated, 2000 ¶ Includes Program notes (pages [34], [39-40], [45-46]); Meet the composer (page [47]); Meet the artists (pages [48], [51-54]); advertising. At head of title: The Metropolitan opera; Joseph Volpe, general manager; James Levine, artistic director; Saturday evening, January 15, 2000, 8:00-11:15. ||| Collation: 217 x 135 mm. Pp. [3]-[82]. … Read more
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Oulipo: A primer of potential literature. Translated and edited by Warren F. Motte, Jr

by Wright, Ernest Vincent, 1872-1939. Gadsby, 1939.) Oulipo (association), 1960-    

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1986
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Lincoln (Nebraska): University of Nebraska Press, 1986     ¶ An interesting reference to Wright's famous lipogram Gadsby, showing the deterioration of Wright's text as it is copied and recopied by writers who don't have access to the first edition (1939) -- which was, and is, almost unobtainable. On page 53 here, Motte quotes Queneau 1964 quoting Pierce 1961 quoting Wright 1939:… Read more
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Millerton (New York): Stamperia Valdonega (Martino Mardersteig, Verona), for SADEV (The Garden Ltd), 1988     ¶ Only edition, one of 1000 copies; including details of five "Further works of Haven O'More scheduled for publication", pages 17-18. The present copy is INSCRIBED BY HAVEN O'MORE, 17 March 1990, on page [1].   ||| Collation: In 12 (189 x 125 mm): Twelve leaves, paginated [i-ii]. [1-4] 5-18… Read more
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