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The Voice of the City and Other Stories

O. Henry; Clifton Fadiman (Introduction); Grosz, George (Illustrator)

  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
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New York: Limited Editions Club, 1935. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Grosz, George. No. 909 of 1500, quarto size, 237 pp., signed by George Grosz. William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), better known by his pen name O. Henry, was a prolific writer of short stroies, known for his inimitable hand in isolating certain elements of society and describing them with an incredible economy and grace of language; his stories are known for their twist endings. This publication by the Limited Editions Club contains numerous of O. Henry's stories, and is illustrated with watercolours by German artist George Grosz (1893-1959), best known for his caricatural drawings and paintings of Berlin life in the 1920s. A prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group during the Weiman Republic, Grosz creates grotesque characters rendered in soft, ethereal colour for this book, depicting the isolation often found at the fringes of society. ___DESCRIPTION: Full black buckram, gilt lettering on the spine, ti ... Read more

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Enemies and Friends

O'Brien, Tim; Scholder, Fritz (Illustrations)

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  • Book condition: Fine
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Arizona: Synaesthesia Press, 2001. Limited Edition. Wraps. Fine. Scholder, Fritz. No. 60 of 125, duodecimo size, [18] pp., signed by Tim O'Brien and Fritz Scholder at the colophon of "Friends" Presenting (or possibly blurring) the dichotomy between friends and enemies, this publication by the Synaesthesia Press takes excerpts from Tim O'Brien's (b. 1946) renowned novel "The Things They Carried", a semi-autobiographical sequence of stories based on O'Brien's experiences in the Vietnam War. Both scenes feature interactions between the same two characters, with the sections bound dos-à-dos (back-to-back), challenging the solidity of notions of friendship and rivalry, especially in a highly stressful combat zone. Two illustrations, one for each section, are by Fritz Scholder (1937-2005), a Native American artist working with both painting and sculpture; Scholder's work has been exhibited worldwide, including at the Grand Palais in Paris, and he worked with fi ... Read more

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Wise Blood

O'Connor, Flannery

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Good
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/fair. First edition, octavo size, 232 pp. Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), Southern novelist and essayist, wrote only two novels; this, "Wise Blood", was the first. The first chapter is from her master's thesis at the University of Iowa, and she spent five years working with the rest of the text before she was satisfied that it was ready to release to the publisher; she was committed to the process of revision, and her novels went through many drafts before completion. "The hero of 'Wise Blood', Hazel Motes, whom O'Connor was to call 'a Christian malgré lui' in her author's note to the 1962 second edition, sets the tone for the religiously displaced types that haunt her fiction. These unlikely creatures preach strange gospels, engage in rituals of drowning-baptism and 'prayer healing' (burying morbid newspaper stories), have visions near 'hog pens' and before figur ... Read more

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Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1925. Hardcover. Very good. Quarto size, 191 pp. The Lick Observatory Bulletins assembled in this volume (Volume I only) represent contributions by the members of the Staff and by Graduate Students of the Berkeley Astronomical Department of the University of California, principally in application of the writer's modifications of the Laplacean orbit method for deriving preliminary orbits of comets, minor planets, and satellites. The modified orbit methods, as well as their original applications for the two-body problem and for the case of more than one attracting body, as published in Publications of the Lick Observatory, Volume VII. The earlier results were derived without hypothesis concerning the eccentricity and in some cases are affected by a wide range of solution. Succesive improvements of the methods are referred to in connection with the solutions, they illustrate the gradual development of the methods of computation now in use at the Student' ... Read more

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  • Edition: First Edition
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Tokyo: Published by K. Ogawa [printed by C. B. Woodward, St. Louis], 1893. First Edition. String Binding. Good. K. Ogawa. First printing, folio size. K. Ogawa (1860-1929), an innovative Japanese photographer known for his portraiture and masterful use of collotype, presents examples of costumes in Japan prior to the Meiji Restoration in the 1860s; his photographs depict the traditions of an old Japan, taken when Japan was quickly industrialising and adopting Western technology and means of production. The costumes are beautiful and rich in detail, with attention to accuracy and aesthetics, each with a caption explaining the fashion and history of each piece. We are offering both volumes, "Japanese Costumes" and "Military Costumes" together as a set; both are the first edition of Ogawa's series of photographs. ___DESCRIPTION: "Japanese Costumes": Cardstock covers with light green silk ties, brown lettering and two black-and-white illustrations against a light blue and ... Read more

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Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1979. Soft cover. Very Good Plus. Octavo size, 72 pp., inscribed by Diana O'Hehir. Softbound version, from the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. INSCRIBED by O'Hehir on the front free endpaper "Dear [name]: / Thank you / for your help over / the years! / Love / Diana O'Hehir / May 1992". Diana O'Hehir (b. 1929) is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of six books of poetry and two novels, and taught at Mills College where she founded the Creative Writing Program. ___DESCRIPTION: Softbound book in wraps, reprint, pictorial front cover in blue and green with white lettering, green spine with dark green lettering, review blurb and author bio on the back cover, inscription on front free endpaper as referred to above. Octavo size; pagination: (i-viii), (1)-63, [blank], ISBN info. ___CONDITION: This slim softbound book could almost be called near fine, as the front and back wraps have not been creased back from the spine, ... Read more

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  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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San Francisco: The Book Club of California [designed by Michiko Toki, Toki Design, printed by Artron Art Group, China], 2015. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. No. 17 of 300 copies, folio size, 264 pp., with prospectus and cover letter. Ernest Born (1898-1992) and Esther Baum Born (1902-1987) were a married couple who collaborated on many architectural projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, including designs for some of the Bay Area Rapid Transit train stations and housing in North Beach. Ernest also created mural paintings for the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939, establishing his reputation as an artist (n. b., info from Wikipedia). Esther was an architect and photographer; her photographs drew attention to Mexico's modern architecture, which, along with their friendship with Frieda Kahlo and Diego Rivera, influenced both Esther and Ernest's architectural designs. This publication by The Book Club of California examines the work of these two artists, and is filled with photographs ... Read more

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  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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[San Francisco]: [San Francisco Center for the Book], 2018. Limited Edition. No binding. Fine. Olson, Rik. No. 7 of 9 copies, signed and numbered by Rik Olson. This lino-carved art, a take-off of "The Wizard of Oz", was printed by a Buffalo Springfield Steamroller at the San Francisco Center for the Book's annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival. The black lines on each piece were printed on the street using the linoleum cut and the steamroller; the coloured highlights were added, by hand, by the artist Rik Olson afterwards, when he signed and numbered each print. A California native, Olson has studied under master painters and wood engravers such as Richard McLean, Barry Moser, and John DePol, and his work is exhibited around the world; his prints shows an attention to detail and colour that captures the fantastic essence of his subjects. Olson is the only artist who has participated in Roadworks every year, creating exquisitely detailed relief prints of varied subjects, often incor ... Read more

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The Iceman Cometh

O'Neill, Eugene; Baskin, Leonard (Illustrations); Jaffe, Irma (Introduction)

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New York: The Limited Editions Club [printed at The Stinehour Press], 1982. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Baskin, Leonard. No. 351 of 2000, quarto size, 176 pp., signed by Leonard Baskin, with LEC Monthly Letter. One of the early purveyors of realism in American theatre, Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) created deeply moving characters, often on the outskirts of society, and examined feelings of disillusionment and despair in his plays; his plays were some of the first to have characters speak in American vernacular (n. b., info from Wikipedia). "The Iceman Cometh" is one such example, with characters desparately clinging to hopes and self-deception among a political backdrop of anarchism and socialism. This publication by The Limited Editions Club contains illustrations by Leonard Baskin (1922-2000), an eminent sculptor, printmaker, graphic artist, and writer; in his pursuit of multiple art forms, he conveys a sense of social consciousness and humanism. His drawings here form ... Read more

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Runian

Oness, C. Mikal; Naragon, Brad (Images)

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  • Book condition: Fine
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Bergamot Press [1999], 1999. Limited Edition. Soft cover. Fine. Naragon, Brad. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 22 p. Limited Edition of 126 copies, unnumbered, with images by Brad Naragon which were originally sumi ink paintings. C. Mikal Oness, proprietor of the Sutton Hoo Press is a poet in his own right. The title of this volume, Runian, is from the Old English verb meaning "to whisper". ***DESCRIPTION: Softbound in heavy ivory paper wrappers, white paper label on the front with black lettering, embossed image as a frontispiece of the first pen and ink image in the volume, with seven full-page images by Brad Naragon plus a small image at the very end, opposite the colophon; type handset Lutetia, printed on Johannot, 16 mo size in a square (approximately 6.5" on each side), unpaginated with 11 leaves; per the colophon, printed in an edition of "approximately 126 copies". ***CONDITION: Fine, as new from the publisher. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please n ... Read more

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Jim Otto: The Pain of Glory

Otto, Jim; Newhouse, Dave; Madden, John (Foreword)

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[Champaign, Illinois]: Sports Publishing Inc, 2000. First and Limited Edition. Full leather. Fine. Number 235 of 250 copies, octavo size, 224 pp., signed by Jim Otto, Cliff Branch, Ray Guy, Ken Stabler, George Blanda, Alan Miller and Billy Cannon. The Oakland Raiders, perhaps more than any other team in any sport, brings iconic images to mind: The Silver and Black, The Pirate, The Black Hole, with the the fans showing up for games painted and costumed in fearsome attire. For fifteen seasons Jim Otto played the center position, undergoing nine knee operations during his career and seventy-four total operations during his lifetime, even having a near death experience from infection after one of the surgeries. This is the story of his pain, his love of the game, his devotion to team and teammates, with many chapters focusing on the great players, coaches and owners he was affiliated with during his playing career. The book is signed by Otto, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980, and several of hi ... Read more

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London: Printed for W. Feales...| Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1735. Leather bound. Very good. Duodecimo size, 455 total pp. This collection of dramatic works includes five tragedies by different authors, bound into one volume, each with its own title page; perhaps the best-remembered is "All for Love, Or, the World Well Lost" by English poet and playwright John Dryden (1631-1700). Made England's first ever Poet Laureate, in 1668; Dryden was a prominent writer of the day and popularised many new forms of poetry as the standard, such as the heroic couplet. The plays bound in this volume offer a creative and diverse view at seventeenth century dramatics, from some of the foremost writers at the time, each representative of the writing style during the English Restoration. ___DESCRIPTION: Full brown leather, decorative and ruled borders blind-embossed on the front and rear boards, the spine with five raised bands, gilt rules, and red leather label with gilt lettering, decorative borders blind-em ... Read more

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The Art of Love ("Ars Amatoria")

Ovid, Moore, B. P. (Translator); Fraser, Eric (Illustrator)

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  • Book condition: Fine
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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1971. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Fraser, Eric. Number 351 of 1500, octavo size, 117 p., signed by Eric Fraser. This treatise on love was written by Ovid in 2 CE and teaches basic male and female relationship skills and techniques. The first two books, aimed at men, contain sections which cover such topics as 'not forgetting her birthday', 'letting her miss you - but not for long' and 'not asking about her age'. The third gives similar advice to women, sample themes include: 'making up, but in private', 'being wary of false lovers' and 'trying young and older lovers'. The work employs cryptic allusions and treats the subject matter with the range and intelligence of urbane conversation, with the superficial brilliance of the poetry is dazzling. The standard situations and clichés of the subject are treated in a highly entertaining way, spiced with colourful details from Greek mythology, everyday R ... Read more

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