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image of [Cabinet Card Photograph of Millie-Christine McCoy]

[Cabinet Card Photograph of Millie-Christine McCoy]

by Charles Eisenmann (photographer)

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W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera
Published
1890
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Edition
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$600.00

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New York: Eisenmann, 1890. First Edition. Near fine. [ca. 1890]. Cabinet card (albumen photographic print mounted on card), approximately 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Edges scalloped and gilt, photographer's stamp on recto. Signed by the subjects, "Millie-Christine," on verso. Very light wear, faint fox mark in image background, else near fine. Signed cabinet card portrait of the… Read more
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image of OMNIVORE : A JOURNAL OF WRITING_VISUAL CULTURE FROM THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE FOR THE HUMANITIES AT NYU : PROTOTYPE ISSUE : AUTUMN 2003

OMNIVORE : A JOURNAL OF WRITING & VISUAL CULTURE FROM THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE FOR THE HUMANITIES AT NYU : PROTOTYPE ISSUE : AUTUMN 2003

by Weschler, Lawrence (Editor in Chief); [Rachel Cohen, Ian Frazier, David Hockney, Ricky Jay, Jamaica Kinkaid, Curzio Malaparte, Errol Morris, Oliver Sacks, Rebecca Solnit, et al.]

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W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera
Published
2003
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$65.00

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[New York: New York Institute for the Humanities], 2003. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. 176 pp., profusely illustrated (mostly in color). Original color pictorial wrappers. Minor shelfwear, else fine. Prototype, printed for private distribution, of Lawrence Weschler and company's prospective journal of writing and visual culture, lamentably never published beyond this issue. With contributions by Ricky Jay, Jamaica… Read more
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[Cabinet Card Photograph of Charles Tripp, "The Armless Wonder"]

by [Tripp, Charles B.; Bransby Cooper Pentz (photographer)]

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Published
[1887]
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Edition
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$600.00

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York, Pa.: Pentz, [1887]. First Edition. Photograph. Near fine. Cabinet card (albumen photographic print mounted on card), approximately 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Stamp of photographer and inscription and signature of subject on verso, in his foot. Light wear, near fine. Cabinet card portrait of Charles Tripp, "The Armless Wonder," inscribed and signed by him, evidently during… Read more
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image of DE SPECTRIS LEMURIBUS ET MAGNIS ATQUE INSOLLITIS FRAGORIBUS, VARIÍSQUE PRAESAGITIONIBUS, QUAE PLERUNQUE OBITUM HOMINUM, MAGNAS CLADES, MUTATIONÉSQUE IMPERIORUM, PRAECEDUNT, LIBER UNUS. LUDOVICO LAVATERO TIGURINO AUTORE

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Geneva: Eustache Vignon, 1580. Hardcover. Very good. [16],213 pp. In Latin. 19th-century plain paper-backed marbled boards. 19th-century German booksellers label in front pastedown. Small early inscription, crossed out in early ink, in title page, not affecting text, occasional early underlining and marginal notes. Two-inch vertical crease at head of title leaf, with half-inch closed tear at edge (tear… Read more
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image of 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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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… Read more
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image of SOME INQUIRIES CONCERNING HUMAN SACRIFICES AMONG THE ROMANS : PRECEDED BY A REPRINT OF THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN MR. MACAULAY, SIR ROBERT PEEL, AND LORD MAHON UPON THE SAME SUBJECT

SOME INQUIRIES CONCERNING HUMAN SACRIFICES AMONG THE ROMANS : PRECEDED BY A REPRINT OF THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN MR. MACAULAY, SIR ROBERT PEEL, AND LORD MAHON UPON THE SAME SUBJECT

by [Thayer, Thatcher; Thomas Babington Macaulay; Robert Peel; Philip Henry Stanhope (Viscount Mahon)]

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Published
1878
Condition
Very good
Edition
First Thus
Item Price
$90.00

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[Providence]: Printed, not published [for] Sidney S. Rider, 1878. First Thus. Softcover. Very good. 90 pp. Original printed wrappers. Institutional blindstamp and withdrawal inkstamp of American Antiquarian Society in title page. Wrappers moderately rubbed and worn, lightly chipped along yapped edges, rear wrapper unevenly sunned. Contents clean. Very good. A scarce copy of an unusual investigation, reprinting… Read more
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OMNIVORE : A JOURNAL OF WRITING & VISUAL CULTURE FROM THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE FOR THE HUMANITIES AT NYU : PROTOTYPE ISSUE : AUTUMN 2003

by Weschler, Lawrence (Editor in Chief); [Rachel Cohen, Ian Frazier, David Hockney, Ricky Jay, Jamaica Kinkaid, Curzio Malaparte, Errol Morris, Oliver Sacks, Rebecca Solnit, et al.]

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W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera
Published
2003
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$125.00

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[New York: New York Institute for the Humanities], 2003. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. 176 pp., profusely illustrated (mostly in color). Original color pictorial wrappers. Signed by Lawrence Weschler in the title page. Minor shelfwear, else fine. Prototype, printed for private distribution, of Lawrence Weschler and company's prospective journal of writing and visual culture, lamentably never published beyond… Read more
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image of OVER HERMAPHRODITUS SPURIUS FEMINUS

OVER HERMAPHRODITUS SPURIUS FEMINUS

by Halbertsma, H.J.

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Published
1855
Condition
Very good
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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Amsterdam: C.G. Van Der Post, 1855. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 18 pp. including in-text anatomical illustrations, plus two plates. Quarto. Original printed wrappers. Minor wear at edges, light foxing, two pinholes in plates, not affecting images. Very good. First of two editions. A treatise on false hermaphroditism in females by the Dutch anatomist Hidde Justuszoon Halbertsma… Read more
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