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License for Prostitution. by WYATT EARP (Marshal):

(Prostitution)WYATT EARP (Marshal):License for Prostitution.Dodge City, Kansas, 10 March 1876Unique ephemeraPrinted document with ink manuscript additions of the time, possibly in a secretarial handwriting attributed to Wyatt Earp (23 words), numbered Lic…

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An American Dictionary of the English Language ... by WEBSTER (Noah)

ONE OF 250 COPIES printed on Large Paper, this 1864 first version known as the Unabridged edition, overhauled by Yale University professor Noah Porter containing 114,000 entries which replaced unsupportable etymologies based on Webster's attempt to confor…

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Home-Schooling by (BLACK PANTHER)

(Black Panthers). Home-Schooling. Created by Emory Douglas, then minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party. San Francisco: Black Panther Party, 1967.Printed poster with "Revolutionary Art by Minister of Culture Emory" at left of bottom margin, bla…

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The Jews’ Who’s Who. Israelite Finance. Its sinister influence [compiled by Henry Hamilton Beamish]. by (ANTI-SEMITISM)

(ANTI-SEMITISM) The Jews' Who's Who. Israelite Finance. Its sinister influence [compiled by Henry Hamilton Beamish]. London: The Judaic Publishing Co., Popular edition (first published the previous year), 1921. 8vo, 255pp; publisher's pink boards title…

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[Where The Wild Things Are] by SENDAK (Maurice)

SENDAK (MAurice)MAX - Where The Wild Things Are Animation, 1973A series of seven character sketches of the protagonist Max (dressed in his wolf suit) intending to show the animators how the figure should move throughout the animated film.Weston Woods Stud…

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The SINO-JAPANESE HOSTILITIES. by AH FONG

Vintage Photographs of the War-time Bombing of SHANGHAIAH FONG: The Sino-Japanese Hostilities 1937. Shanghai. Photo by Ah Fong, 819 Nanking Road, Shanghai, [1937]. Album of 110 original gelatin silver prints, two in a panoramic format (2 x 7-1/2 …

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$8,000.00


The Picture of Dorian Gray by WILDE (Oscar)

WILDE (Oscar): The Picture of Dorian Gray. London: Ward Lock and Co., 1891. First English edition, Deluxe printing on Japanese vellum, one of 250 copies (#43) SIGNED by Oscar Wilde. 4to, vii, [viii], 334 pp.; design binding by Robert Wu in gilt red goat m…

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A BOOK OF NONSENSE by LEAR (Edward)

LEAR (Edward)A BOOK OF NONSENSE with many new pictures and versesLondon: Routledge, Warne and Routledge, [1862].Oblong 8vo., [ii] 112 ff. (the final leaf unpaginated); printed pictorial boards (a bit worn and scuffed), red cloth spine rebacked following t…

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L'Armessin (Nicolas de): "Costumes grotesques", by TRADES AND PROFESSIONS: 17th Century

L'ARMESSIN II (Nicolas de) [1632–1694] [Habits des Metiers et Professions]. [Paris: chez N. de L'Armessin (ou chez la Veuve de N. de l'Armessin), Rue St. Jacques, à la Pomme d'Or, N.d.] circa 1690–1695. 4to., [62] ff. (last two plates with restorati…

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The Pianist, Śmierć miasta (“Death of a City”) by (CINEMA - Books Into Movies) SZPILMAN (Wladyslaw)

SZPILMAN (Wladyslaw): [The Pianist] Śmierć miasta ("Death of a City"). Warsaw, 1946. 8vo, pictorial paper wrappers. The memoir written by the Polish musician of Jewish origin who survived the German deportations of Jews to extermination camps, the 1943…

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Poems from William Blake's Songs of Innocence by (BLAKE, William) SENDAK (Maurice):

(SENDAK, Maurice): Poems from William Blake's Songs of Innocence. London: [The Stellar Press for] The Bodley Head, [1967]. Eight illustrations by Maurice Sendak (including one repeat: title/p.11), each printed in sanguine. 12mo.,19 pp. + [1] colophon; s…

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Gen. Charles Stratton with wife Lavinia Warren Stratton (2 photographs), another of Commodore Nutt & Miss Minnie Warren, also "The Fairy Wedding Group" featuring all four in wedding outfits, and finally an 1865 CDV captioned "Gen. Tom Thumb, Wife and Child"; by (CIRCUS)

Original carte-de-visite photographs of Charles Sherwood Stratton, better known by his stage name "General Tom Thumb", a dwarf who achieved great fame as a performer under circus pioneer P. T. Barnum, here photographed with his wife Lavinia Warren, AUTOGR…

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$1,200.00


The Heavenly Cupid by CHUBB (Ralph)

CHUBB (Ralph)The Heavenly Cupid or The True Paradise of Loves.Privately Printed by the Artist, Fair Oak, near Kingsclere, Hants., 1934.One of 43 copies (#9); 30 for sale, each copy signed and numbered; the first 7 copies issued hand-colored. Reid A10a96 l…

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Mother Goose by RACKHAM (Arthur):

RACKHAM (Arthur): Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes. Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, [1913]. Copy #289 of the British Limited edition. (one of 1130) 4to., xi 159 pp. + [1] Index (some leaves foxed) + plates Illustrated with …

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Imrot Hayoshev Rosh Mao Tse-Tung [Sayings of Chairman Mao] by MAO (Zedong)

HEBREW Translation of the "Little Red Book" MAO (Zedong): Imrot Hayoshev Rosh Mao Tse-Tung [Sayings of Chairman Mao], translated into Hebrew by Yesha'ayahu Lewitte. Tel Aviv: Traklin, 1967. 16mo., [iv], 199 pp. + [Table of Contents]; red vinyl…

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