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The Story of Oil

By TOWER, Walter Sheldon

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's terracotta cloth lettered in gilt; xi,[1],270pp.; photographic frontispiece, illus. throughout. Light shelf wear, corners a bit bumped, slight spine lean, contemporary ownership signature, else Very Good to Near Fine.


The Bonus March and the New Deal

By BARTLETT, John Henry

Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Dramatic narrative of the 15,000+ strong "Bonus Army," who in May of 1932 descended on Washington, DC to demand immediate payment of their bonuses for serving in World War I. "This book was written by former Governor John Henry Bartlett of New Hampshire, who was the donor of "Camp Barlett" (given to aid the veterans) and a participant in these tragic scenes, which shocked the world" (from rear flap). Octavo (19.5cm); blue cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; [xvi],128pp, with photographic frontispiece and 17 black and white plates. Trivial wear to spine ends and corners, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00 on rear flap), showing light wear to extremities, and a few tiny tears; Near Fine.


Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar

By MONTEFIORE, Simon Sebag

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Volume detailing the life of Stalin from the time of his rise to leadership in 1929 to his death in 1953, and the many terrors he inflicted on his own countrymen. Octavo; charcoal gray paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; xxviii,785,[1]pp; illus. Mild wear to spine ends, else Near Fine in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dustjacket.


Gane Bros. & Co. Importers and Dealers in Book-Binders' Stock and Leather Manufacturers


Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons, 1886. First Edition. The New York- and Chicago-based dealer's first trade catalog, calling "attention to our excellent facilities for supplying /promptly/ and at /reasonable rates/ all Book Binding Material." With a tannery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the Company chiefly operated out of a main office in Chicago and served as the agents of printing machinery manufactured by companies Hickok and Sheridan, as well as the "Champion Paging and Numbering Machine," and "Burton's Peerless Perforator." Everything in the present catalog is priced and the machinery often depicted in use by both male and female workers. Unlocated in OCLC as of June, 2019, though the NUC notes a holding a U. Michigan. Not in Romaine. Octavo (26.5cm.); publisher's limp crimson textured paper-covered boards stamped in black and silver foil, all edges stained yellow, floral endpapers; 187pp.; illus. throughout. Boards a bit rubbed along extremities, contemporary manuscript address cancel on title page, brief pencil notes to sample notebook leaves bound in center, else Very Good and sound.




London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. First Impression. Octavo (20.5cm); red paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 255,[1]pp. Slight lean, else a fresh, Near Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 30/- net), with gentle sunning to spine and minute wear to crown; Near Fine. Attractive copy of the English author's first novel.


The Sword of the Pyramids. A Story of Many Wars

By BILL, Edward Lyman

London and New York: F. Tennyson Neely, [1898]. Paperback. As one contemporary reviewer describes it, "'The Sword of the Pyramids' has enough adventure and fighting to satisfy any lover of the marvelous. The action... [furnishes] enough wars to accomodate the hero, who is a soldier of fortune" (The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, August 28, 1898). BLEILER (1978), p. 23. Not in Wright. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's white pictorial wrappers printed in black, blue, and reddish-pink; vi,[5]-363,[19](ads)pp. Wrappers rather soiled with a few tiny chips along extremities, shallow loss at spine ends, red spine lettering almost entirely faded, textblock uniformly toned due to poor paperstock; still, Very Good and sound. Forms part of the series Neely's Classic Library.


Encounters With Israeli Authors

By FUCHS, Esther

Marblehead, MA: Micah Publications, 1982. First Edition. Paperback. Collection of interviews with Israeli authors, including Gershon Shaked, Amalia Kahana-Carmon, S. Yizhar, Itamar Yaoz-Kest, A.B. Yehoshua, Aharon Appelfeld, Aharon Megged, Yoram Kaniuk, and Yehuda Amichai. Octavo (21.5cm); illustrated card wrappers; iv,92,[4]pp; illus. Gift inscription on verso of front wrapper, some faint, scattered moisture staining to wrappers, with a few faint creases; Very Good.


The Artist and Psycho-Analysis

By FRY, Roger

London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1924. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's cream pictorial card wrappers printed in green; [2],19pp. Wrappers a bit toned and slightly chipped along extremities, lettering starting to fade somewhat unevenly, else a Very Good, sound copy overall. Errata slip tipped to title page. Hogarth Essays no. 2. Address first delivered by the artist Roger Fry before a "gathering of professional psychologists." WOOLMER 45.


The Sky Cage


London: Chatto & Windus, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. The New Zealand author's first novel, published when she was just 16 years old, while attending Oxford High School. A young adult novel with fantastic elements. First Impression. Octavo (20.5cm); red paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; [vi],209,[1]pp. Fine in a very Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (25s net), with a hint of sunning to spine and a short tear to upper front flap fold.


Escamas Del Caribe (Haikus de Cuba)

By [CUBA] NUÑEZ, Ana Rosa

Miami, FL: Ediciones Universal, 1971. First Edition. Paperback. Early book of verse by the Cuban exile poet and librarian, showing a particular focus on the haiku. Octavo (20.75cm); illustrated card wrappers with French flaps; [6],7-94,[2]pp. Trivial wear to extremities, two hairline tears at spine, else Near Fine.


Report of the Evidence & Arguments of Counsel at the Trial of Levi and Laban Kenniston, Before the Supreme Judicial Court, on an Indictment for the Robbery of Major Elijah Putnam Goodridge, on the evening of the 19th December, 1816

By [WEBSTER, Daniel] KENNISTON, Levi and Laban

Boston: J.T. Buckingham, 1817. First Edition. Paperback. One of three published accounts of the trial of Levi and Laban Kenniston, falsely accused of robbery. Daniel Webster served on the defense team and his address to the jury is included here (pp. 40-56). See Clifford B. Clapp, "The Speeches of Daniel Webster: A Bibliographical Review," in "The Papers of the Bibliographical Society" (1919), pp. 21-2. SABIN 37455; SHAW & SHOEMAKER 41954. Octavo (22cm.); disbound; 63pp. Light foxing, first signature starting to separate but still holding, else Very Good and sound.


The Woman Within


New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Autobiography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Virginia author. First Printing. Octavo (21.75cm.); teal cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine and author's initials blind-stamped to front cover; dustjacket; xii,307pp.; 4 leaves of plates, facsimiles in text. Previous owners name to front endpaper, crown gently bumped, faint dust-soil to cloth, with scattered foxing to text edges, and some offsetting from jacket flaps onto endapers; Very Good. Dustjacket is unclipped, shelfworn and gently spine-sunned, with scattered foxing, several tears and attendant creases; Very Good.


New Perspectives on Russian and Soviet Artistic Culture: Selected Papers from the Fourth World Congress for Soviet and East European Studies, Harrogate, 1990

By NORMAN, John O. (editor)

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. "This volume represents the latest scholarship on the arts of Russia and the Soviet Union from the reign of Catherine the Great to the present-day ferment associated with perestroika and the creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States" (from front flap). First Printing. Octavo (24.25cm); black paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; xiv,158pp; illus. Mild wear to spine ends, else Fine in a lightly shelfworn, Near Fine dustjacket.


Dark Hazard [Inscribed]


New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1933. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed copy of Burnett's seventh book, a novel set in California and centered around a down-and-out gambler, his interaction with gangsters, and his love affair with dog racing - particularly with a greyhound named Dark Hazard. Burnett became involved in dog racing for a time while writing the novel, and even owned a greyhound named War Cry. Basis for Alfred E. Green's 1934 film of the same name, starring Edward G. Robinson and Genevieve Tobin, and a 1937 B-picture titled Wine, Women, and Horses. Hubin, p.58; Baird 359. With "H-H" code on copyright page. Octavo (21.5cm); dark blue cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in lime green across spine and covers; patterned endpapers; dustjacket; [viii],295,[1]pp. Inscribed by the author on the dedication page: "For Bill Paxson, who likes greyhound racing as much as I do - Best regards - W.R. Burnett." Sunning to spine, light wear to extremities, with some scattered soil to front cover; contents clean; Very Good or better. Dustjacket is spine-sunned, with modest shelfwear, several tiny nicks and short tears, and a 1.5" closed tear at upper front joint; Very Good.


Violence in Ulster: An Oral Documentary


Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Collection of memories of hundreds of residents in Northern Ireland - moderate, radical, Catholic, and Protestant - taken by Van Voris after the explosive period in Ulster since 1968. "There are statements by those who make the bombs and those injured by them, by priests and ministers, the powerful and the poor" (from front flap). Octavo (23.25cm); orange cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; xii,326,[8]pp; illus. Mottling to pastedowns, board edges slightly splayed, else Near Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket, unclipped, with gently sunning to spine and modest shelfwear overall.


Two Conceits For the Eye to Sing, If Possible [Limited Edition]

By TATE, Allen

[Cummington, MA]: Cummington Press, 1950. First Edition. Paperback. Limited to 300 copies. Small 12mo (18.5cm.); publisher's grey side-stitched card wrappers, printed paper label mounted to upper cover; [8]pp.; vignettes by Wightman Williams. Paper label very slightly dust-soiled, else Fine.


The Future of Capitalism: How Today's Economic Forces Shape Tomorrow's World [Inscribed]

By THUROW, Lester C.

New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Volume examining the major forces causing economic disequlibrium, and charting a course for success in the rapidly-shifting "economic plates" in a world in flux. First Printing. Octavo (24cm); blue paper and white cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; xii,385pp. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper. Upper corners bumped, else Near Fine in a Near Fine, unclipped dustjacket.


Following the Color Line: An Account of Negro Citizenship in the American Democracy

By BAKER, Ray Stannard

New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Considered the muckracking journalist's most controversial work, a collection of articles written during his travels through the American South, garnering praise from Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Jane Addams, and others. Baker's work includes an account of the Atlanta riots of 1906, in which more than 25 African Americans were murdered by a white mob over the course of two days. Nevertheless, Baker was keen not to offend his Southern readership and the work is peppered with descriptions of "Negroes of the criminal type," while the class disparities between white and black communities are sometimes significantly down-played. Baker "ultimately concluded that only time would remedy the problems of race in America. The distancing of Baker and other progressives from racial issues shaped the conclusions of [C. Vann] Woodward and other scholars about blacks and progressivism" (Jimmie Franklin, "Blacks and the Progressive Movement: Emergence of a New Synthesis," in the "OAH Magazine of History," Vol. 13, no. 1, Spring, 1999, p. 20). Octavo (22.5cm.); publisher's dark olive green cloth lettered in gilt, top edge gilt; xii,314pp.; photographic frontispiece, 23 leaves of plates, one map in text. Light shelf wear, corners slightly bumped, spine gilt a bit dulled, contemporary bookseller ticket to front free endpaper, else Very Good or better overall.


La Cosecha: Literatura y La Mujer Chicana [Cover Title] De Colores: Journal of Emerging Raza Philosophies - Vol.3, No.3

By ARMAS, Jose (editor)

Albuquerque: Pajarito Publications, 1977. First Edition. Paperback. Special issue of this journal, featuring essays, poetry, and prose by Chicana authors. Includes contributions by Lucha Corpi, Marina Rivera, Marcella Aguilar, Beatrice Zamora, Rita Sanchez, and others. Octavo (22.5cm); decorative wrappers; 92,[4]pp; illus. Hint of sunning to spine, some trivial wear to extremities, else very Near Fine.


Mainland: Poems

By [PUERTO RICO] CRUZ, Victor Hernandez

New York: Random House, 1973. First Edition. Paperback. The Nuyorican poet's second collection by a mainstream publisher, following his mimeographed chapbook Papo Got His Gun! And Other Poems, and Snaps (1969). First Printing, wrappered issue. Octavo (21cm); illustrated card wrappers; [xii],83,[1]pp. Wrappers very slightly splayed, else Near Fine, giving every appearance of being unread.


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