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  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good Plus
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London: Virtue & Co, 1872. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus. Twelvemo size, 448 pp. First edition of this work, which strives to enable the reader, in the study of commerce of nations, to "distinguish mere coincidence from causation, and also to discern, among historical incidents acting as causes, the fluctuating from the fixed, the transient from the permanent" (from book's preface). Written chronologically, commerce from ancient times, through the medieval (including Byzantium, Saracen, and the Italian republics, among others), through "modern" - as of 1872 - times, this is a fascinating, thought-provoking treatise which, while certain elements may be dated by our early twenty-first century standards, still provides food for thought and reflection. ___ASSOCIATION: There is a prior owner bookplate on the front pastedown for "M.H. Myrick", which given the time period and locale, could be Judge M.H. Myrick, who in 1879 was elected to the newly-formed California ... Read more

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Hey, Al

Yorinks, Arthur; Egielski, Richard (Illustrator)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Egielski, Richard. Quarto size, [32] pp. The story of Al, who is a janitor, and his dog Eddie, who are sick and tired of their tiny apartment on the West Side. When a giant tropical bird shows up and transports them to what at first appears to be paradise, Al and Eddie discover that you need to be careful what you wish for; a touching moral tale about being happy with the good things you have, and the joy of friendship between an ordinary man and his dog. With illustrations by Richard Egielski, who has collaborated with the author, Arthur Yorinks, on other titles such as "Sid and Sol", which Maurice Sendak described as "a wonder", "Louis the Fish", and "It Happened in Pinsk"; this volume the winner of the 1987 Caldecott Medal. ___DESCRIPTION: Original blue cloth stamped in gilt to backstrip, tan endpapers, frontispiece an illustration of Al and Eddie, the story opens with a page o ... Read more

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A Single Day

Young, Gary

  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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Santa Cruz: Peter & Donna Thomas, 1991. Limited Edition. Leather bound. Fine. No. 4 of 34 of the deluxe silver-bound edition, miniature book, [22] pp., signed by Gary Young. Utilising the structures of both the leather-bound case and the accordion book, "A Single Day" is a poem by Gary Young (b. 1951), the first Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, and includes pulp paintings by the poet; the poem, short in form, tells of two girls who are struck by lightning, an intense and dazzling instant that explores what a single day can hold and demonstrates a human perception of time. This volume is the deluxe edition, with a sterling silver plate mounted to the front board, with the image of a lightning strike cut out of an oval in the centre. ___DESCRIPTION: Full dark brown morocco, sterling silver plate featuring an image of a lightning strike on the front board, all edges uncut, title page in blue and black, eleven-page accordion with a blue and purple pulp paintings and silver thread by Gary You ... Read more

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  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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Tucson, Arizona: Chax Press, 1986. Limited Edition. Wraps. Fine. No. 84 of 165 copies, octavo size, [52] pp. The five poems that make up this volume are based on Japanese ghost stories told by Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) in his book "Kwaidan"; Karl Young here creates a different form of the book, where text is printed on the inside and outside of sets of sleeves, drawing the reader into new interpretations of the text. Simply speaking, one of the loveliest fine press books we have ever seen; the delicate paper has a life of its own, lifting Hearn's stories, told here in the form of poems, to new heights. ___DESCRIPTION: Blue paper wraps, stab-bound with exposed spine, paper label with black lettering on the front wrap, fore- and bottom edges uncut, lace Japanese paper endsheets, sleeve sheets with poems printed on the inside and outside; Garamond type, Nideggen and Chiari papers, octavo size (8.25" by 8.5"), 52 unnumbered pages, one of 165 copies, this number 84. ___CONDITION: ... Read more

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  • Book condition: Near fine
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Kyoto - Tokyo: Kyoto Hanga-In Co, 1957. Folio in a case. Near fine. Yurimoto, Keiko. Quarto size, 6 loose woodblock prints in a colorful three-fold portfolio. A vibrant set of Ukiyo-e woodblock prints depicting Japanese children in traditional settings by Japanese artist "Keiko" or Keiko Yurimoto (1906-2000), a skilled woodblock artist known for her bijin-ga. The prints have been heightened with "bakashi" shading; light "gauffrage", a heavier black ink has been applied to children's hair, clothing and eyes, the overall effect looks much like pochoir. The scenes include a child collecting firewood, a girl dancing in a formal kimono, a mother and baby clothed for a holiday, two children traversing a snowy landscape, children capturing lightning bugs, and children holding paper lanterns. ___DESCRIPTION: Patterned paper covered three-fold portfolio with a purple cloth tie (opens in the Japanese style), title and three illustrations of children's faces in black on a green ... Read more

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