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Mexico en/a, X Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brasil 1969.

Mexico en/a, X Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brasil 1969.

by Pedro Friedeberg, Antonio Pelaez, Cordelia Urueta.

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Paperback
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Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes c 1969. Near Fine. 1969. Softcover. 3 parts, 8pp. each, including 4 text & 4 plates for each artist; 11.25" x 7.5"; stapled white wrappers with color reproductions on covers, black & white inside; housed in printed folder with explanatory text inside front cover. One line note in pen bottom margin of Friedeberg chronology; minor age toning at edges. Catalogs for the three artists, who were selected to represent Mexico at the X Bienal. .
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$75.00
The Man Who Died. A Story by David Herbert Lawrence, with woodblock  illustrations by Leonard...
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The Man Who Died. A Story by David Herbert Lawrence, with woodblock illustrations by Leonard Baskin, and a commentary by John Fowles. (Signed by Baskin & Fowles).

by Lawrence, D. H.

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  • Fine
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Used - Fine
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Limited Edition
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Hardcover
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Covelo, California: The Yolla Bolly Press [1992]. Fine. 1992. Limited Edition. Hardcover. From a total edition of 135, this copy one of 85 copies that were bound in a cover of Japanese cotton over boards and housed in a linen slipcase; of these copies numbered 31-90 were offered for sale; this copy not numbered but reserved for the press and lettered K, signed by Baskin and Fowles on the colophon. 101 pp.; folio; both the Lawrence text and the Fowles commentary are composed in the Bembo types and printed, with the nine Baskin blocks, by letterpress on mould-formed English Somerset paper. Includes prospectus, also The Making of the Book, with photographs of printer Aaron Johnson, binder Rene Menge, Baskin, Fowles, and Michael Gidron working on the box. In his final novel, published less than a year before his death, Lawrence takes up the theme of Christ's resurrection and his final days on earth. The origins of this last novel had no fewer than eight versions of the manuscript in… Read More
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$2,500.00
The Union Song Book: a Choice and Well-selected Collection of the most  Popular Sentimental,...
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The Union Song Book: a Choice and Well-selected Collection of the most Popular Sentimental, Patriotic, Naval and Comic Songs.

by (SONG).

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Used - Good
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Hardcover
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N.Y.: Leavitt and Allen no date (c 1857). Good. 1857. Hardcover. 160 pp.; 24mo; blind stamped pattern on brown cloth; spine lettered and decorated in gilt, which is dulled. Dampstain from top & bottom edges near spine head affecting text pages, particularly prelims and rear endpapers, diminishing as one works into the center of the book. Song notes and ownership name of "Thomas M. Elliott, Grass Valley, Nevada County, California," in pencil front endpaper; rough sketch of a map in pencil back pastedown showing east coast states near and including New York; leading bottom corner tip of text block a bit chewed. Overall binding is solid and the bulk of the text relatively clean. Appears to be rare in the original. Without music: tunes for part of the songs indicated by title. .
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$1,200.00
Gypsy Blood.

Gypsy Blood.

by LOMBARDI, FRANK, PHOTOGRAPHER.

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Used - Very Good
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First Edition
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Paperback
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Poughkeepsie, N. Y.: Davison Press. Very Good. 1972. First Edition. Softcover. 74 pp., all half-tone photographs; square 12mo; stapled white wrappers of coated stock. Soil to covers. All photographs were taken in the last four years while traveling in the United States, Western Europe, and North Africa. .
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$125.00
Oxygen Scavenger 5.

Oxygen Scavenger 5.

by (Zine).

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  • first
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Used - Fine
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First Edition
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Paperback
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$50.00

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(San Francisco): Room 101 Publications. Fine. N.D.. First Edition. Softcover. 24 unnumbered pages; 8vo; photo-illustrated light gray wrappers with illustrated acetate cover overlay. Illustrated with 13 images, chiefly photographs, or negatives in various sizes 5" x 3.5" , 4" x 5", etc. , all laid in loose, but inserted into pasted down photo corners, with facing text . .
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$50.00
Work 1961-73.

Work 1961-73.

by Rainer, Yvonne.

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Used - Near Fine
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Paperback
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$150.00

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(1974). Near Fine. 1974. Softcover. 338 pp.; 4to; gray wrappers; photographs and other reproductions. Light wear. .
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$150.00
Cenizas, Literature - Art 19, 20, and Special Benefit Issue (three items).
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Cenizas, Literature - Art 19, 20, and Special Benefit Issue (three items).

by romax.

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Used - Fine
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Paperback
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San Francisco: (romax) 1980-82. Fine. 1980. Softcover. 7" x 4.5"; illustrated, stapled wrappers; Special Benefit Issue (1980) with photo-illustrated plain paper wrapper. No. 19 with inserted booklet by Takuya Kanno; No. 21 with 4 "attached" pieces glued, bound and 'stabbed' in. Special Benefir Issue with cover showing photos of first 9 issues; includes a 'thank you' editorial of 2 1/4 pages; double page drawing by Mona Beaumont with text, Old bird Phoenix never done with curtain calls . . ." by William Beaumont; many advertisements including an inserted small piece on yellow stock for Peacock Sandwich Co. .
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[108 Volumes] Lectura Dantis: Inferno; Purgatorio, Paradisio, Confrenze  Varie.
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[108 Volumes] Lectura Dantis: Inferno; Purgatorio, Paradisio, Confrenze Varie.

by [Dante] Essays by various authors.

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Used - Very Good
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Firenze: G. C. Sansoni (c1905-1923). Very Good. 1905. Softcover. Texts in Italian. 108 volumes; 8vo; original printed wrappers. Housed in 7 vellum-backed slipcases with leather spine labels lettered in gilt, string ties. 1. INFERNO, cantos I-XVIII (16 vols.); 2. INFERNO, cantos XIX-XXXIV (19 vols.); 3. PURGATORIO, cantos I-XVII (16 vols.); 4.PURGATORIO, cantos XVIII-XXXIII (10 vols.); 5. PARADISIO, cantos I-XVI (16 vols.); 6. PARADISIO, cantos XVII-XXXIII (14 vols.); 7. CONFRENZE VARIE, (17 volumes). Most volumes well preserved (some sections unopened) with occasional scattered foxing to covers, contents clean. Slipcases with soil and stain to vellum, most volumes with somewhat repaired cracks & splits. The series collects the most important readings made in Florence at the Sala di Dante in Orsanmichele. According to a publishers ad, the total volumes devoted to the 100 cantos in three sections total 116, with some cantos recieving two or three volumes. So 91 of those volumes here,… Read More
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Family Group - Assembling a Myth
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Family Group - Assembling a Myth

by Marx, Graciela Gutierrez

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Used - Fine
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Hardcover
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Argentina: (Mamablanca). Fine. (1980). Hardcover. 8 photocopy leaves, paged 15 to 22 bound with string and candle wax, through 3 punch holes to folding board, illustrated and stamped on all sides, with extended string and more candle wax junctures. Inside, a six panel fold-out in a collage of illustrations, text; photographs, hand stamps with some sections pasted down, on both sides of the panels. Seven pages of photocopy text, typed on one side attached to the outside back board. With Mamblanca mailing envelope, one side covered in postal stamps, ticket, etc. Addressee on label is Tourism Show on Travel, HELLER ART GALLERY, 304 Eshleman Hall, U. C. Berkeley, (etc. ) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; The Argentine Graciela Gutiérrez Marx is one of the foremost Latin American exponents of mail art (a practice that involved sending small-scale art using the postal service). Born in La Plata in 1945, she graduated in 1967 with a degree in education and sculpture from the Escuela Superior… Read More
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[Presentation Binding] Bean's History and Directory of Nevada County,  California....
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Nevada City: Daily Gazette Book and Job Office. Good. 1867. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine & corners rubbed; front joint split top and bottom 2"; bit of bubbling to rear cloth; toning to endpapers and pastedowns at edges; hinges cracked but cords holding firm; dampstain to rear pastedown, and lower portion of text pages at gutters, 1.5" up the inside, receding in size to about p.182 then disappearing. Binding somewhat stressed at p. 166 causing the gathering of two pages of ads there to spring a bit but still intact. Ownership name C. V. Welch in pen front pastedown. Overall the binding is solid and the ads and text pages are clean. ; Half brown leather, and pebbled black cloth over boards, lettered and ruled in gilt. Front cover lettered: "Ianthus Jerome Rolfe, Nevada City, from, E. F. Bean. Pencil note on front pastedown, "C. L. Camp - Sept. 1971, Presentation copy to the printer from the author." Provenance, bookseller collector John Ogden, from the library… Read More
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$2,000.00
History of Placer County, California: with Illustrations and Biographical  Sketches of its...

History of Placer County, California: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers

by Thompson & West, compilers

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Used - Good
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Oakland: Thompson & West. Good. 1882. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine leather rubbed; front joint split 3.5" from bottom, original binding tape on front hinge split but appears somewhat repaired and is holding hinge and joint well. Interior and plates are imaculate. ; Brown leather back, and cloth over boards, lettered in gilt. Illustrated with full-page lithographs throught, including two folding plates, showing homes, farms, town scenes, mining, and many portraits. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 416 pages .
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$1,200.00
The Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians

The Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians

by Catlin, George

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  • Hardcover
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Used - Very Good
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First Edition; Later Printing
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Hardcover
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London: Published By the Author, At the Egyptiona Hall, Piccadilly. Very Good. 1841. First Edition; Later Printing. Hardcover. Moderate fraying to spine ends, volume one; moderate bumping, wear to leading corner tips; quarter piece spotting to lower leading corner volume two. Clear tape repair to top half of rear hinge volume one. Light spreckled foxing to pastedowns and endpapers; volume one with remnants of bookplate removal, volume two with bookplate of William Wentworth Clapham. Volume two, shows some stress at gutter, page 63 causing some separation. Overall bindings solid, text pages and plates very clean. ; Black cloth, lettered & decorated in gilt; color frontis illus. Vol. 1, color frontis map Vol. 2; two colored maps in text, one folding; illustrated with 176 plates containing 310 color illustrations. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 264 & 266 pages .
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Mapping the Transmississippi West 1540-1861. [5 Volumes in 6, Complete,  Plus Prospectus Volume]

Mapping the Transmississippi West 1540-1861. [5 Volumes in 6, Complete, Plus Prospectus Volume]

by Wheat, Carl I.

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Used - Near Fine
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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San Francisco: The Institute of Historical Cartography. Near Fine. 1957-1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Volumes 1-4 with light offset tanning from plain brown paper jackets that the volumes were originally issued with. ; In an addition of 1000 copies, designed by the Grabhorn Press. Green cloth backs, lettered in gilt and linen over boards; over 300 reproductions of historical maps, many folding. Without the plain paper jackets. The Prospectus Volume bound the same , contains 8 printed leaves, reproducing title pages for volumes 2 through 5, along with descriptions of the project, and reviews. This followed by 7 blank leaves. There are two 8 page printed announcements, one inserted at first title page, the other laid in ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Volume One, The Spanish Entrada to the Louisiana Purchase, 1540-1804; Volume Two, From Lewis and Clark to Fremont, 1804-1845; Volume Three, From the Mexican War to the Boundary Surveys 1846-1854; Volume Four, From the Pacific Railroad… Read More
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Soup (2)  [Also Referred to by the Editor As Soup Too, in the Introduction]
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Soup (2) [Also Referred to by the Editor As Soup Too, in the Introduction]

by (Abbott, Steve Ed. ).

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San Francisco: Steve Abbott. Fine. n.d. (ca1980). Softcover. Stapled, variant PLAIN TAN wrappers; drawings; black & white photos. Second issue of this little magazine with the focus on "New Narrative" writing, a response to the "Language Writing" movement of the period. This issue includes Bruce Boone's, Language Writing, The Pluses & The Minuses of the New Formalism, plus writing by Kathy Acker, Bob Perelman, Julia Vose, Robert Gluck, Ron Silliman, and Leslie Scalapino among others. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .
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Writing the Apocalypse Historical Vision in Contemporary U. S. and Latin  American Fiction

Writing the Apocalypse Historical Vision in Contemporary U. S. and Latin American Fiction

by Zamora, Lois Parkinson

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Used - Fine
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Paperback
ISBN 13
9780521426916
ISBN 10
052142691X
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Cambridge University Press. Fine. 1993. Softcover. 052142691X . Includes notes & index. ; 8.8 X 6.0 X 0.8 inches; 233 pages .
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$25.00