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image of Archive of material relating to drag racing events in southern California, 1951-1964

Archive of material relating to drag racing events in southern California, 1951-1964

by [Auto racing] [San Diego Timing Association] [Americana]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1964
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$8,500.00

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San Diego: San Diego Timing Association, 1964. Archive of vintage programs, bulletins, flyers, and newspaper clippings published by and relating to the San Diego Timing Association, a foundational sanctioning organization in US drag racing. In postwar America, the return of risk-loving, unmarried ex-GIs with advanced mechanical skills and extra money to spend led to the rise in popularity… Read more
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$8,500.00
image of Archive of 32 photographs and a reward poster for a train accident in Raytown, Missouri, 1970

Archive of 32 photographs and a reward poster for a train accident in Raytown, Missouri, 1970

by [Missouriana] [Train accidents] [Rock Island Railroad] [Pacific Railroad]

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1970
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$950.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Archive of 32 vintage photographs documenting the October 20, 1970 collision of two trains along the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad line in Raytown, Missouri. Also included in the archive is a single broadside reward poster offering $5000 for information pertaining to the accident. According to a contemporary newspaper article which appeared in… Read more
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$950.00
image of Original flyer for a remote radio-controlled Ford Motors automobile event, 1934

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Pompton Lakes, NJ: Chivers Motor Company, 1934. Original flyer for a remote radio-controlled Ford Motors automobile event sponsored in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey on August 16, 1934. The event was sponsored by the Chivers Motor Company, featuring three Ford cars operated from a distance on the grounds of a local high school. "Magic car" or "phantom auto" shows… Read more
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$300.00
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Picket to Legalize Cunnilingus (Original flyer from the 1965 event)

by [Sexual Freedom League] [The Fugs] Jefferson Poland, Leo Koch (founders)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1965
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$300.00

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San Francisco: Sexual Freedom League, 1965. Original flyer from an early West Coast event by the Sexual Freedom League, taking place on Saturday, October 30, 1965 at Union Square in San Francisco. The Sexual Freedom League was founded in New York in 1963 by Jefferson Poland and Leo Koch, and advocated for sexual activity and sexual political… Read more
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$300.00
image of Greed (Original herald for the 1924 film's premiere)

Greed (Original herald for the 1924 film's premiere)

by Erich Von Stroheim (director, screenwriter); Frank Norris (novel)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1924
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$4,500.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1924. Vintage herald (or broadside) for the 1924 film. A clever and excessively rare bit of advertisement, designed as a "Wanted" poster, pulling together the main character from Frank Norris' novel (John "Doc" McTeague) a photo of "McTeague" (Gibson Gowland), and mention of a specific screening at San Francisco's Imperial Theatre on Market Street… Read more
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$4,500.00
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A Bukowski Poetry Contest (Original broadside poster)

by [Charles Bukowski] John Martin (publisher)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1999
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$45.00

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Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1999. Original broadside poster advertising a poetry contest for fans of post-Beat poet Charles Bukowski. Issued by Bukowski's longtime publisher, Black Sparrow Press, in collaboration with Copperfield's Books and Music store, and the Sonoma County Independent. The contest was held to commemorate the iconic literary figure, and entries were personally judged… Read more
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$45.00
image of Original broadside for a reading at the Royal Albert Hall on June 11, 1965, signed by Trocchi (Topolski's Chronicle, Vol. XIII, Nos. 281-282)

Original broadside for a reading at the Royal Albert Hall on June 11, 1965, signed by Trocchi (Topolski's Chronicle, Vol. XIII, Nos. 281-282)

by Alexander Trocchi (contributor); Feliks Topolski (illustrator);

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1965
Item Price
$1,350.00

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London: Feliks Topolski, 1965. First and only edition. Folded broadside, revealing when unfolded a large scale graphic and textual portrayal of a poetry reading that became a watershed moment in 1960s British counterculture. SIGNED by Alexander Trocchi at the inclusion of his essay. The broadside was published as a part of Topolski's prolific ongoing "Chronicle" series. The… Read more
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$1,350.00
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Higher Education (Limited Edition Broadside)

by Mary Flannery O'Connor

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1980
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$50.00

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Winston-Salem, NC: Palaemon, 1980. First Edition. First Edition. One of 100 numbered copies (this being No. 5). Originally published in "The Corinthian," the creative writing journal at Georgia State College for Women, in 1945. Single sheet, 8 x 10 inches. Near Fine Farmer D6, c.1945.3.
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image of Stanford University: Joseph Brodsky - And Circulation of Poetry: A Colloquium (Original Poster)

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Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 2001. Poster advertising a colloquium on Joseph Brodsky at Stanford University on Friday February 23, 2001. Topics include "Joseph Brodsky and the Russian Tradition" and "Joseph Brodsky and the Anglo-American Tradition." Thin, non-glossy tan card stock. 11 x 14 inches. Fine.
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$15.00
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Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 2001. Poster advertising a colloquium on Joseph Brodsky at Stanford University on Friday February 23, 2001. Topics include "Joseph Brodsky and the Russian Tradition" and "Joseph Brodsky and the Anglo-American Tradition." Glossy black and white card stock. 11 x 14 inches. Fine.
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$15.00
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He Stood There in the Dark (Signed Broadside, excerpt from "Indian Killer")

by Sherman Alexie

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1996
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$175.00

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N.p.: Midnight Paper Sales / Hungry Mind, 1996. First Edition. First Edition. One of 90 numbered copies (this being No. 60) SIGNED by the author. An excerpt from Alexie's "Indian Killer," given during a reading at the Hungry Mind in 1996. Near Fine. 10 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches.
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$175.00