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SELF PORTRAIT
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SELF PORTRAIT

By Brainard, Joe & Anne Waldman

New York: Siamese Banana Press, 1972. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. 11 inches tall. [40] leaves (including inside rear cover), printed recto only. Stiff printed covers (with additional front cover), side-stapled. Signed by Waldman and Brainard on rear cover recto. A bit of wear and small dents near staples, else near fine. Lettered "F" of 26 copies lettered and signed by the authors. An introspective collaboration between New York School poet friends Joe Brainard and Anne Waldman. Following a pair of line-drawing visual self-portraits (and a dedication from each author to the other), the authors respond to a shared prompt on each page: "Queer," "One Dumb Thing," "Writing," "Selfish," "Love," "When I Was a Kid". . . . Clay and Phillips, p. 220.

$400.00

THE HEATHEN CHINEE ["Plain Language from Truthful James"]
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THE HEATHEN CHINEE ["Plain Language from Truthful James"]

By Harte, Bret; Joseph Hull [ill.]

Chicago: The Western News Company, 1870. First Separate Edition. Softcover. Very good. 9 numbered lithographic cards, 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Titled envelope lacking. Some toning, light soiling, and wear. Very good. The pirated, first separate issue of Bret Harte's famous and famously misunderstood satire, after its first appearance in the September, 1870, issue of San Francisco's THE OVERLAND MAGAZINE. The poem, a parody of Swinburne's ATALANTA, begins with a game of euchre between the narrator, his friend Bill Nye, and a Chinese immigrant, Ah Sin. Nye is engraged when his own attempt at cheating with cards up his sleeve is foiled by Ah Sin's superior efforts at the same. After complaining about being "ruined by Chinese cheap labor," Nye sets upon Ah Sin, and "a scene" ensues. Of the three versions of the poem illustrated in 1870 and 1871, the present set, illustrated by Joseph Hull, is unique in depicting the "scene that ensued" as a white mob attacking Ah Sin. As both a writer and newspaper editor, Bret Harte had long spoken out against white anti-Chinese bigotry and violence, which he had intended for this poem to mock. The irony was lost to the wider public, however, and Joseph Hull's illustrations helped fuel the wild popularity of the poem and its use as a rallying cry against Chinese immigrants.

$90.00

LEBEN ANTICHRISTI ODER AUSFÜHRLICHE, GRÜNDLICHE UND HISTORISCHE BESCHREIBUNG VON DEN ZUKÜNFFTIGEN DINGEN DER WELT. ALLWO AUS GÖTTLICHER SCHRIFFT, HEILIGEN VÄTTERN UND ANDERN BEWEHRTEN SCRIBENTEN, DIE GANTZE HISTORI VOM LEBEN / WUNDERWERCKEN UND TOD ANTICHRISTI, UND SEINES VORLÄUFFERS ERKLÄRT UND ERZEHLET WIRD. ES IST AUCH ALLHIE DES H. PROPHETEN HENOCHS UND ELIÆ WANDEL, MARTER UND HIMMELFAHRT AUSFÜHRLICH BESCHRIEBEN, UND GRÜNDLICH ERWISEN. ANJETZO VON NEUEM ÜBERSEHEN, CORRIGIRT UND VERBESSERT; WIE AUCH DURCH EINEN SONDERBAREN ZUSATZ VOM JÜDISCHEN MEßIA ERGRÖSSERT UND VERMEHRET: SO DEM BEGIERIGEN LESER NUTZLICH / UND ZU BESSERER ERKANTNUS DISER HISTORI DIENLICH SENN WIRD
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LEBEN ANTICHRISTI ODER AUSFÜHRLICHE, GRÜNDLICHE UND HISTORISCHE BESCHREIBUNG VON DEN ZUKÜNFFTIGEN DINGEN DER WELT. ALLWO AUS GÖTTLICHER SCHRIFFT, HEILIGEN VÄTTERN UND ANDERN BEWEHRTEN SCRIBENTEN, DIE GANTZE HISTORI VOM LEBEN / WUNDERWERCKEN UND TOD ANTICHRISTI, UND SEINES VORLÄUFFERS ERKLÄRT UND ERZEHLET WIRD. ES IST AUCH ALLHIE DES H. PROPHETEN HENOCHS UND ELIÆ WANDEL, MARTER UND HIMMELFAHRT AUSFÜHRLICH BESCHRIEBEN, UND GRÜNDLICH ERWISEN. ANJETZO VON NEUEM ÜBERSEHEN, CORRIGIRT UND VERBESSERT; WIE AUCH DURCH EINEN SONDERBAREN ZUSATZ VOM JÜDISCHEN MEßIA ERGRÖSSERT UND VERMEHRET: SO DEM BEGIERIGEN LESER NUTZLICH / UND ZU BESSERER ERKANTNUS DISER HISTORI DIENLICH SENN WIRD

By Lützenburg, Dionysius von [Dionysius of Luxemburg]

Kaufbeuren: Christian Starck, 1742. Hardcover. Very good. [8],498,[5] pp. including index. In German. Contemporary mottled calf, raised bands, spine richly gilt, gilt leather labels, marbled endpapers, all edges red. Early 20th-century satanic bookplate of "Winkler Jenö." Calf worn at edges and rubbed, loss to lower corner of first rear endpaper. Very good. Later edition, after the first of 1682. One of the last published examples of medieval-style prophecy, the work foretells the life, magical works, reign, and defeat of the Antichrist, with various revelations relating to signs of his coming and the end of the world, the murder and resurrection of Enoch and Elijah, and the Second Coming of Christ, as well as a section on the "Messiah of the Jews." The author, Dionysius von Lützenburg (i.e., Luxemburg, ca. 1652-1703), was a Capuchin friar known especially for this, his first work, and his hagiographical LEGEND DER HEILIGEN (1684). The present copy contains the very unusual bookplate of Jenö Winkler ("Winkler Jenö," in the Hungarian style), who is also evidently its artist, with his monogram in the print. The plate, printed in black and red, shows a suited devil plunging a skull-tipped sword through a large bleeding book. OCLC lists four copies, three in Germany, one at Brigham Young University. Rare.

$750.00

JEUX OLYMPIQUES AMSTERDAM 1928 ... [cover title: 1928 IXe OLYMPIADE AMSTERDAM]
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JEUX OLYMPIQUES AMSTERDAM 1928 ... [cover title: 1928 IXe OLYMPIADE AMSTERDAM]

By [Olympics]

Haarlem: International Olympic Committee (Printed by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen), 1928. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. Jos Rovers and Jan Wijga. 1928 IXe OLYMPIADE AMSTERDAM [cover title]. [1927 or 1928]. 38,[10] pp. including numerous in-text illustrations, plus wrappers printed recto and verso and [4]-page bifolium laid in containing two color plans. In French. Original pictorial color wrappers. Light wear, corner crease in upper corner of rear wrapper, else near fine. An rare guide to the 1928 Summer Olympic Games in Amsterdam, with striking color lithographic covers. The front cover, by Jos Rovers, prints the IX Olympiade's official poster design featuring a runner near a coliseum, a Greek column, and an Olympic flag. The International Olympic Committee never ultimately received copyright to the image, which may account in part for the scarcity of this publication. The rear cover, designed by Jan Wijga, shows a worker's arm holding up a gear before the Dutch colors, advertising the 1928 Industrial Exposition in Rotterdam. The program's contents include lists of officials and dignitaries, comments by IOC President Comte de Baillet-Latour, a description of the Olympic stadium, and various additional articles, plans, and photographic illustrations. The removable pamphlet includes a color plan of "Amsterdam et ses environs," a folding color plan of Amsterdam proper, and a program for the 1928 Winter Olympics at St. Moritz, which had taken place earlier that year. The guide was produced by Joh. Enschedé and Sons, one of Holland's oldest and most prestigious printing firms. OCLC records one copy, at the International Olympic Committee Library in Switzerland.

$100.00

BREAD
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BREAD

By [Schumann, Peter]

Glover, Vermont: Bread and Puppet, 1984. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. Peter Schumann et al.. Quarto. [16] pp. including illustrations. Original pictorial self-wrappers, stapled. A fine copy. First edition of Bread and Puppet founder Peter Schumann's essay on and recipe for Silesian bread, illustrated with numerous photographic and woodcut images.

$50.00