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FIGHT CLUB

by Palahniuk, Chuck

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W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera
Published
1996
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Near fine
Edition
First Edition
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New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. 208 pp. Cloth in pictorial dust jacket. Small red pencil mark on front free endpaper. Publisher's promotional release laid in. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. First printing of the first edition of the author's first novel.
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[Cabinet Card of Cyclist W. A. Rhodes on Bicycle]

by [Rhodes, W. A.]

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Published
[1890]
Condition
Very good
Edition
First Edition
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$150.00

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New York: Newsboy, [1890]. First Edition. Photograph. Very good. [ca. 1890]. Cabinet card (albumen photographic print mounted on card), approximately 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Image a bit faded, card mount lightly toned and worn. Very good to near fine. Cabinet card portrait of champion cyclist, W. A. Rhodes of the Dorchester (Massachusetts) Bicycle Club, seated on… Read more
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image of THE FRIEND OF PEACE: CONTAINING A SPECIAL INTERVIEW BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND OMAR, AN OFFICER DISMISSED FOR DUELLING; SIX LETTERS FROM OMAR TO THE PRESIDENT; WITH A REVIEW OF THE POWER ASSUMED BY RULERS OVER THE LAWS OF GOD AND THE LIVES OF MEN, IN MAKING WAR, AND OMAR'S SOLITARY REFLECTIONS. THE WHOLE REPORTED BY PHILO PACIFICUS, AUTHOR OF "A SOLEMN REVIEW OF THE CUSTOM OF WAR"

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Cambridge: Printed and sold by Hilliard and Metcalf, 1815. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 42 pp. plus one page of publisher's advertisements. Original self-wrappers, stitched. Stamp of Providence Library on front wrapper. Small nicks in front wrapper, edges worn, open tear in lower margin of pp. 35/36. Toned throughout, unevenly in front wrapper and lower outer corner of… Read more
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image of AN ACCOUNT OF THE ORGANIZATION & PROCEEDINGS OF THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE MONUMENT ASSOCIATION, AND CELEBRATION OF THE 45th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE LAKE ERIE, AT PUT-IN-BAY ISLAND, ON SEPTEMBER 10th, 1858

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Sandusky: Printed by Henry D. Cooke & Company, 1858. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. Original printed wrappers. 49 pp. Minor chipping to upper-outer corner front wrapper and first several leaves, half-inch closed tear in fore-edge of front wrapper. Light soiling in wrappers and thin, long stain across front wrapper. Overall very good. A detailed description of the large… Read more
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[Cabinet Card Photograph of One-Legged Acrobat Georg Fabig]

by Fabig, Georg; Schaller, W. A. (photographer)

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Published
1875
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Edition
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Berlin: W. A. Schaller, Theater-Agentur, 1875. First Edition. Photograph. Near fine. [ca. 1870s]. Cabinet card (albumen photographic print mounted on card), approximately 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Printed caption, "Georg Fabig, einbeiniger Handacrobat," pasted in lower margin. Subject's autograph signature and rubber stamp of W. A. Schaller theater agency on verso. Mild wear and fading. Near fine.… Read more
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image of THE YALE RECORD ... IT'S AN ILL WIND BLOWN GOOD AS OLD OWL LETS ONE GO : SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PARODY [Volume 87, Number 4] / SPORTS ILLITERATE : FEBRUARY 31, 1959 : AMERICA'S NATIONAL SPORTS WEAKLING ... EXCLUSIVE: A YALE RECORD PARODY : OLD OWL WISES OFF : NOSE GRINDSTONING : A SPORT THE RUSSIANS CAN'T PLAY

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New Haven, Ct.: Yale Record Inc., 1957. Softcover. Good. Quarto. Two pairs of pictorial wrappers, stapled. [3],64,[3] pp. (including parody covers) containing numerous in-text illustrations. Some wear, minor discoloration and some foxing to front covers. Good to very good.
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[S.l.: s.n., ca. 1880]. Broadside, 19¼ x 8 inches. Early horizontal fold, minor chipping, two closed tears (1-inch and 1¼-inch) in lower margin, small marginal stains, very light occasional foxing. Very good. An unrecorded broadside advertising a lecture by Selden Crosby on phrenology and electricity, with public phrenological examinations offered, skulls shown, an electric battery demonstrated, and a magic lantern… Read more
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image of THE RECENT ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS IN FAVOUR OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, CONSIDERED IN REFERENCE TO THE TRUST CONVEYANCES OF HANOVER STREET CHURCH. BY A LAYMAN

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Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1823. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 24 pp. Original plain green wrappers, stitched. Contemporary ink ownership signature of "G. Bond" on front wrapper. Wrappers lightly chipped at spine ends and corners, light soiling to front wrapper and extreme fore-edge, else near fine. An anti-Calvinist pamphlet from the Unitarian Controversy of 1805-1835, insisting upon… Read more
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WALT WHITMAN : AN EXHIBITION

by Harris, Robert O. (compiler)

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Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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Dallas: Fikes Hall of Special Collections and DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, 1987. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. 28 pp., including illustrations. Pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine. Catalog of an exhibition of the Robert O. Harris Whitman collection at Fikes Hall of Special Collections, Southern Methodist University, 1987.
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Toledo: E. G. Ashley, Grand Financial Secretary, 1907. Hardcover. Near fine. 24 pp. including in-text figures and photographic portraits. Printed in red and black. 12mo. Original flexible black cloth, stamped in gilt. 3/4-inch closed tear in front free endpaper, else near fine. In addition to the directory, the volume includes an "early history" of the association, a… Read more
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image of THE CAVERNS OF LURAY. REPRINTED FROM THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF A VISIT TO THE LURAY CAVERNS, IN PAGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, JULY 13TH AND 14TH, 1880

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[Virginia: Luray Cave and Hotel Company and Shenandoah Valley Railroad, 1881]. First Separate Edition. Softcover. Very good. [4],13,[3] pp., including two-page map, three full-page engravings, and illustrated advertisement. Original printed wrappers. Neat five-inch separation of wrapper at spine, very light soiling to wrappers, else near fine. An attractive advertisement for Virginia's Luray Caverns, evidently issued by the… Read more
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ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY IN CONNECTICUT

by Swett, Paul P

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Published
1946
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Separate Edition
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$40.00

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[S.l.], 1946. First Separate Edition. Hardcover. Fine. [3],76,[2] pp. Original half gray and green cloth. Fine. Reprinted from the Connecticut State Medical Journal.
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ROME AND AMERICA: A BRIEF SURVEY OF COMPARATIVE CULTURE

by Tuercke, Rev. Carl; Charles W. Super (trans.)

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Published
1875
Condition
Very good
Edition
First English Language Edition
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Cincinnati, Oh.: C.N. Morris, 1875. First English Language Edition. Softcover. Very good. 16 pp. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly soiled, else near fine. From the library of Dr. Ephraim M. Epstein, first President of the University of South Dakota, bearing his bookplate. Polemic "Dedicated to all Patriotic Citizens of the United States" by the pastor of Cincinnati's… Read more
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THE LAMBS PUBLIC GAMBOL : FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE MISSISSIPPI FLOOD SUFFERERS [caption title]

by [The Lambs Club]

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Published
1927]
Condition
Very good
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[New York: The Lambs, 1927]. Softcover. Very good. W. Spencer Wright. Quarto. [8] pp. Pictorial self-wrappers. 78 unique contemporary ink autograph signatures on front and rear wrappers. Early soft vertical fold (affecting all leaves), minor soiling to wrappers, with two-inch stain in rear wrapper. Very good. Program for the Lambs Club's 1927 Public Gambol, held May 15… Read more
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[Massachusetts? ca. late 1880s]. Broadside, 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Two neat vertical folds and one neat horizontal fold. Light contemporary pencil note ("What prizes & railroad facilities?") in lower margin. Half-inch closed tear in horizontal fold, not affecting text, else fine. Unrecorded broadside advertisement of agent M. J. Finn of Natick, Massachusetts, for a great variety… Read more
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TO THE MEMBERS OF THE THREE MONTHLY MEETINGS IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA [caption title]

by [Society of Friends]

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Published
1805
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Edition
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$70.00

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[Philadelphia]: Kimber, Conrad & Co., 1805. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. 4 pp. Original plain wrappers, stitched. Minor toning at edges, else fine. Address to Quaker community denouncing the controversial practices of taking promissory notes and entering into joint securities. Signed in print by David Bacon, John Parrish, Jacob Tompkins, John Elliott, Nicholas Waln, and Daniel Drinker.
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THE MASTER RACE MENTALITY "WE OR THEY"

by Anspacher, Louis K.

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Published
1945
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Island Workshop Press, 1945. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. 29 pp. Approx. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Original printed wrappers. Light wear to wrappers, else near fine. A late-World War II anti-German, anti-Isolationist polemic by the American playwright and poet, Louis K. Anspacher, including several pages of his verse. Anspacher argues that the… Read more
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PROTECTION TO YOUNG INDUSTRIES AS APPLIED IN THE UNITED STATES. A STUDY IN ECONOMIC HISTORY

by Taussig, Frank W.

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Published
[1883]
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Edition
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Cambridge, Mass.: Moses King, [1883]. 69,[2] pp. plus [2] pp. of publisher's advertisements. Original green cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Neat ownership inkstamp of "F. W. Wagner, Ann Arbor, Mich.," on front free endpaper; small, neat marginal pencil marks throughout text. Spine ends a bit worn, else a near fine copy. The first book of Frank William Taussig… Read more
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THE ORIGIN OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY

by Barker, Creighton

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Published
1942
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Separate Edition
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[New Haven], 1942. First Separate Edition. Softcover. Near fine. 9 pp. Original printed wrappers, stapled. Slight edgewear, else fine. Offprint from CONNECTICUT STATE MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol. V., No. 12 (December, 1941). A narrative of the founding process of the Society from its precursors in Litchfield and New Haven counties to its charter and first meeting in 1792.
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