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Working Space

Working Space

by Stella, Frank

Paul Ching-Bor High Anxiety -- New York City. February 3-28, 2005

Paul Ching-Bor High Anxiety -- New York City. February 3-28, 2005

by [Ching-Bor, Paul]

New York: Spanierman Gallery, 2005. Single long coated cardstock leaf (11x34 inches) folded to make 8p., with full- or half-page color reproductions on 7 of the 8 pages, interwoven with an essay bylined Gerard Haggerty 2004. Slightly edgeworn with printed mailing label and broken seal.
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$15.00
Deux Mille Ans d'Art au Maroc

Deux Mille Ans d'Art au Maroc

Paris: Galerie Charpentier, 1963. Unpaginated, about a hundred pages half of which b&w exhibit photography, text and plates both printed on glazed semi-alkaline paperstock. Softbound, 9.5x6 inch rubricated stapled wraps, all margins faintly toned and a large corner-crease to back cover (a blank), quite sound and unmarked by owner or institution, a very good copy.
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$15.00
The Architectural Record, Volume 71, January - June 1932, Volume 72, July - December 1932 [12 issues together in one binding]

The Architectural Record, Volume 71, January - June 1932, Volume 72, July - December 1932 [12 issues together in one binding]

New York: F. W. Dodge Corporation, 1932. Hardcover. Massive collection of the year's publications in one binding, 12x8.5 inch buckram boards with initial and terminal blanks; professional bindery-work. The successive magazines all on coated paperstock with b&w and sepia site photography; casebinding done with heavy-duty cloth hinges which are rather slack, spine bears utilitarian titling gilt. Find indices, then 438, 416p., about 850 pages in all, and all appear to be unmolested and near-fine with... Read more
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$90.00
Marx's Capital and Capitalism Today, vol.1

Marx's Capital and Capitalism Today, vol.1

by Cutler, Antony, Barry Hindess, Paul Hirst and Athar Hussain

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977. 331p., wraps, very good.
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$10.00
Telstra presents Transitions; 17 years of the national aboriginal & Torres Strait islander art award. A museum and art gallery of the Northern Territory travelling exhibition 2000

Telstra presents Transitions; 17 years of the national aboriginal & Torres Strait islander art award. A museum and art gallery of the Northern Territory travelling exhibition 2000

Darwin NT: Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territories, 2000. 119p., color reproductions on high-gloss alkaline paper, some site photography, extensive captions and a running text, presswork in two colors; an elaborate production in very good shape. Mildest external edgewear, and a seller's ghost pencilling on the titlepage (can't erase on high-gloss), softbound in 10.5x8 inch wraps. Sound and clean. FYI, Telstra is an internet doo-dad provider.
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$25.00
Modern Power for Today's Trains

Modern Power for Today's Trains

by Pennsylvania Railroad

unspecified: Pennsylvania Railroad, 1949. Pamphlet. Unpaginated, about twenty pages; alkaline coated paperstock with b&w pix, descriptions and technical stats for a number of specialized choo choos including six curious switching engines: electric, diesel, steam and combinations. Staplebound pamphlet in 5.5x8 inch oblong pictorial wraps, cover bears an unobtrusive smudge and a couple numerals in red pencil, else an unhandled-looking copy, nice and sound.
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$12.00
Saga 1932, Published by Associated Students of the Long Beach Junior College

Saga 1932, Published by Associated Students of the Long Beach Junior College

by Cullen, Tom Alden, editor

Long Beach: the college, 1932. Hardcover. 196p., hardbound in 11x8.5 inch boards decorated in pale yellow with rulings blind; the normal yearbook format with b&w portraits and journalism on coated paperstock. Scattered greetings and autographs. Covers are very dusty and somewhat edgeworn, ownership legend on half-title page ("D. Dod"), a good copy. --A word on book's design and production: as acknowledge in the Foreword, endsheets and dividers are inspired by Rockwell Kent images of maritime life; quite... Read more
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$20.00
Murder in the Cathedral

Murder in the Cathedral

by Mason, W. H

Oxford: Blackwell,. Paperback. 73pp. On T. S. Eliot's poetic drama. Covers the historical background, the themes of martyrdom and spiritual malaise, the four tempters, the knights, dramatic technique, the chorus, the verse, etc. Notes on English Literature series. Some light edge and reading wear. Good+, sound copy. . Paperback. Reprint. 1968.
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£1.00
Toward Stonewall; homosexuality and society in the modern western world

Toward Stonewall; homosexuality and society in the modern western world

by Edsall, Nicholas C

Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2003. Hardcover. xiii, 377p., preface, conclusions, notes, selected bibliography, index, very good first edition in cloth boards. On Europe (England, Germany and France) and the US.
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$25.00
Unraveled: a story in poems by Chanel Timmons

Unraveled: a story in poems by Chanel Timmons

by Timmons, Chanel

n.p.: Divas Rainbow Press, 2012. [24p.], pink chapbook bound with thread, cover decorated with a tied-on black ribbon, very good.
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$17.00
The Post-Secular in Question; Religion in Contemporary Society

The Post-Secular in Question; Religion in Contemporary Society

by Gorski, Philip S., David Kyuman Kim, John Torpey, and Jonathan VanAntwerpen, editors

New York: joint publication of the Social Science Research Council and New York University Press, 2012. Hardcover. 375p., first edition of the hardbound issue, black boards backed in black cloth gilt and dust jacket; dj has a tiny crease at the head, a very good or near-fine copy entirely sound, clean and unmarked.
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$20.00
Some forms of availability: critical passages on the book and publication

Some forms of availability: critical passages on the book and publication

by Cutts, Simon

New York: Granary Books, 2007. Paperback. 173p., very good copy of an exceptionally attractive softcover; expect mild dust-soil to white border of cover. Cutts was the longtime publisher of Coracle Press; he is optimistic about the future of smallpress publications.
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$12.00
ANARCHIST MODERNISM: Art, Politics, and the First American Avant-Garde

ANARCHIST MODERNISM: Art, Politics, and the First American Avant-Garde

by ANTLIFF, Allan

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, (2001). First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Small 4to. Publisher's black cloth in pictorial dust jacket. A near fine copy in like DJ. SIGNED by Antliff to title page. Faint rubbing and tiny bumps to jacket edges. Bright, clean, tight throughout. 289pp. A scholarly work about the often-overlooked anarchist politics of many modernist artists, including Man Ray, Robert Henri, and Ezra Pound.
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$40.00
The living room; Jennifer R. Gross, Lewis Hyde [essays]

The living room; Jennifer R. Gross, Lewis Hyde [essays]

by Mingwei, Lee [artwork; introduction]

Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 2000. vii, 50p., coated paperstock with exhibit photography in color, b&w supplementary photos, 10x10 inch glossy frenchfold wraps. A fine copy.
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$25.00
Collected poems 1958 - 1970

Collected poems 1958 - 1970

by MacBeth, George

New York: Atheneum, 1972. 254p., first American edition openweave cloth boards gilt in dj; a nice production job, text on calendared paperstock, in not quite collector's condition. Top-edge tint is faded, there is a minute nick in the head exposing a fleck of card, and the dust jacket has some ragged tears and missing chunks that obscure jacket titling. A good, sound, clean carry- to- the- coffee-shop copy. This particular George MacBeth "is married to a research geneticist and is a producer for the... Read more
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$12.00
Bo Heem E Um  4: a quarterly magazine

Bo Heem E Um 4: a quarterly magazine

by clark, thomas A [sic], editor, Yeshua ben-yoosuf, Seamus Finn, John Hall, Edwin Morgan, Charles Verey, et al

Sherborne, Dorset: a south street publication, 1970. Pamphlet. Unpaginated, about a dozen pages printed smallpoint on light cardstock, a stapled softbound in 6.5x9 inch laid-lined slate grey wraps with overlapping edges and tissue-guard endpapers. Slightly edgeworn, staples rusted, the non-archival tissue leaves are heavily foxed and the rest of the text bears a few touches of foxing. A good-only copy. Two poets contribute elegies for Che Guevara.
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$15.00
Form as Compensation for Life: Fictive Patterns in Virgina Woolf's Novels

Form as Compensation for Life: Fictive Patterns in Virgina Woolf's Novels

by Holmesland, Oddvar

Columbia: Camden House,. Hardback. 199pp. A close reading analysis of Woolf's fiction that, whilst not ignoring the author's biography, seeks to prioritise the text and language again. Draws heavily on reader response and linguistic theories and is of interest to those examining the theories of Iser, Fish, Saussaure etc as well as to those interested in close textual analysis of Woolf's work. Attractively bound in a sea-green cloth with gilt titles. Near fine copy. . Hardcover. 1998.
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£14.00
Modern Japanese Art; Selected works from the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Modern Japanese Art; Selected works from the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Tokyo: National Museum of Modern Art, 1984. Paperback. 238p., coated paperstock throughout with captioned color reproductions, mostly full-page, dual-language introductory text and captions; softbound book in 9.5x9.5 inch decorated cardstock wraps, slightest edgewear, a near-fine copy. Terminal half-dozen pages display prize holdings in European work (a fine Picasso, Chagall, Rousseau, and other singletons).
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$30.00
Baltazar si hazardul: casetofonului meu

Baltazar si hazardul: casetofonului meu

by Sterian, Jean-Lorin

Constanta: Metafora, 1997. 142p., paperback, mild handling wear. Text in Romanian.
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$12.00
Modernidad y postmodernidad

Modernidad y postmodernidad

by Picó, Josep, compilación, Jurgen Habermas, David Frisby, Albrecht Wellmer et al

Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 2002. Paperback. 385p., preface, introduction, text in Spanish, very good reprint trade paperback in pictorial wraps.
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$20.00
Violent is Aquarius Violet

Violent is Aquarius Violet

by Franck, Peter

Albion, CA: Albion Imprints, 1978. 8p., 5.5x8.5 inches, long prose poem, illustration on rear inner cover, foxed edges and covers, chapbook in stapled glossy white wraps.
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$12.00
A nation within; contemporary Native American writing, a special issue of Pacific Quarterly Moana vol. 8, no. 1

A nation within; contemporary Native American writing, a special issue of Pacific Quarterly Moana vol. 8, no. 1

by Salisbury, Ralph, compiler

Hamilton NZ: Outrigger Publishers, 1983. 108p., 8x6 inch bronze foil wraps, entire item has several pronounced crimps possibly from poor storage, else sound and clean.
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$15.00
La Vie

La Vie

by Yoshida, Kenji; with Tadashi Fukuda, Annelise Petersen, Claude Micoski, Joseph Paul Schneider, introductories

no place: no publisher, no date. Pamphlet. Unpaginated, glossy alkaline paperstock with eight fullpage full-color plates plus a photoportrait and two shots of Yoshida at work, and essays in French and English, plus one page-to-itself message in Japanese characters. Softbound in 9x9 inch stapled color wraps, a clean sound copy with some light pencilling on first page of text (by an earlier bookseller). An onlay label, back cover, gives his then-current contact info in Paris.
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$22.00
And Still the Hand Will Sleep in Its Glass Ship

And Still the Hand Will Sleep in Its Glass Ship

by Wright, Franz. T.Walden, editor

San Francisco: Deep Forest, 1990. Pamphlet. Unpaginated, about sixteen pages, softbound, stapled booklet in 8x5.5 inch nicely printed wraps, clean sound copy. Imagiste, haiku-iste, we've run out of big words.
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$15.00
Wiener Kunst Auktionen. 21 Kunstauktion, 1 Dez.1998: Zeitgenossische Kunst

Wiener Kunst Auktionen. 21 Kunstauktion, 1 Dez.1998: Zeitgenossische Kunst

Vienna: Wiener Kunst Auktionen, 1998. Unpaginated, displays items 101-173 from a very large, multi-day, multi-catagory auction. Softbound, 11.5x8.5 inch glossy (super-glossy!) white wraps; slight edgewear, no markings, a very good copy.
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$15.00