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CHILDREN OF DUNE
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CHILDREN OF DUNE

by Herbert, Frank (1920-86)

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New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Inscribed by Frank Herbert to Portland, Oregon bookseller Chuck Garvin on the title page. Garvin and his partner, Jeff Levin, opened a book shop on Burnside Street in the late 1970s featuring a wide selection of science fiction and fantasy literature. The third in Herbert's Dune series of six novels. Nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1977, it was also the first hardcover best-seller ever in the science fiction field. Octavo: 444 p. Original rust cloth binding, with gilt titles. A bit of rubbing along the spine of the dust jacket; else very good or better.
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ADVENTURES WITH ROD AND HARPOON ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS
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ADVENTURES WITH ROD AND HARPOON ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS

by Endicott, Wendell

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New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated in the year of publication by Wendell Endicott on the front flyleaf. An avid sportsman, Endicott (1880-1954) attended Harvard University (1899-1901) and served as a director of Sears, Roebuck and Company in Chicago during the 1920s and '30s. This book includes his reminiscences of battling the "Silver King" (Atlantic tarpon) and other game fish along the Florida Keys, as well as a selection of fishing facts and suggestions. Octavo: 273 p. with 80 illustrations from photographs by the author. Original dark green cloth-covered boards over a light green spine, with gilt stamping. Just a hint of foxing to the prefatory and concluding pages, with some faint evidence of moisture along the top edge of the last three dozen pages. Tiny period bookseller's label to the front flyleaf. The spine is a touch faded, with some rubbing to the corners and tips; else about very good.
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IN THE NEW HEBRIDES: Reminiscences of Missionary Life and Work, Especially on the Island of...
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IN THE NEW HEBRIDES: Reminiscences of Missionary Life and Work, Especially on the Island of Aneityum, from 1850 till 1877

by Inglis, Rev. John, D.D. (1808-91)

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London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1887. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Inscribed by the author on a prefatory blank leaf. "Inglis was a missionary stationed in the New Hebrides Islands; he was based at Aneityum. His book covers every aspect of life on the islands, from observations on the terrain to local ceremonies and festivities. Also included are biographical sketches of some of the missionaries who first brought Christianity to those islands" (Hill 866). Octavo: xvi, 352 p. with a map and a portrait plate. The erratum is tipped in before the rear flyleaf. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles and ruled borders. Faint label shadow to the front flyleaf, with some general dust staining to the top edge. The spine is lightly sun faded, with a bit of wear to the corners and tips and some minor spotting; otherwise very good.
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FASHIONS FOR MEN: Spring and Summer 1923 [and] FASHIONS FOR MEN: Fall & Winter 1923-24
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FASHIONS FOR MEN: Spring and Summer 1923 [and] FASHIONS FOR MEN: Fall & Winter 1923-24

by Selig Brothers, San Francisco's Leading Wholesale Tailors

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San Francisco: Selig Brothers, 1923. Wraps. Very good. A pair of catalogs, featuring striking color illustrations of men wearing various styles of suits in pictorial settings, such as men on the beach sporting tropical weight fabric suits. A few of the images depict modern young women in knickers and suit coats; however, there were no garments for women offered in these catalogs. Each garment is numbered, and customers are referred to a separate price list, not included in either catalog. Little is known about this firm which by the 1920s had offices at 518 Market Street. A city directory shows brothers Phil and Samuel Selig and in operation as early as 1900. According to a report in a 1906 issue of Men's Wear, Phil Selig temporarily relocated to New York following the San Francisco earthquake and fire. Folio, two volumes with [32] p. in each. Illustrated in color with printing on the rectos only. The Spring and Summer portfolio is bound in stiff brown paper wrappers, white the Fall & Winter… Read More
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CORRECT DRESS FOR WOMEN, MISSES, GIRLS, YOUTHS, BOYS, AND INFANTS, EXCLUSIVE STYLES AND...
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CORRECT DRESS FOR WOMEN, MISSES, GIRLS, YOUTHS, BOYS, AND INFANTS, EXCLUSIVE STYLES AND MATERIALS, MADE IN YOUR OWN SANITARY WORK ROOMS, AT POPULAR PRICES: Spring & Summer 1907

by Franklin Simon & Co

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New York: Franklin Simon & Co, 1907. Wraps. Very good. Franklin Simon & Co. was a New York City department store specializing in women's fashions and furnishings. Founded in 1903 by Franklin Simon (1865-1934), the store was located at 414 Fifth Avenue at 38th Street, the former home of Mrs. Orme Wilson, sister of John Jacob Astor. It was the first big Fifth Avenue store above 34th Street. The store ultimately closed in 1977 following mergers and a bankruptcy. According to a 1932 Time magazine story, "success was chiefly due to women's clothes imported from France." The business specialized in goods imported from Europe and sold at the same price level as domestic products. Along with illustrations, this catalog includes prices for garments. For example, a "Two-Piece Dressy Gown, of imported washable Swiss, in black and white, light blue and white, pink and white, gray and white, green and white and violet and white effects, waist and skirt richly trimmed with Valenciennes lace, satin ribbon girdle… Read More
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THE 'UKULELE: A Portuguese Gift to Hawaii

THE 'UKULELE: A Portuguese Gift to Hawaii

by Felix, John Henry, Leslie Nunes, and Peter F. Senecal

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Honolulu: Published by the authors, 1980. First Edition. Trade paperback. Near fine. The first book on the history of the 'ukulele, accompanied by A Tradition in Hawaiian Music: The 'Ukulele (1980), the guide to the 'ukulele exhibit at Honolulu's Bishop Museum - the first museum exhibition devoted to the 'ukulele. Despite its iconic status in Hawaiian music, the 'ukulele was never the subject of a book until the 1979 centennial of the arrival of the Madeiran machete (the immediate ancestor of the 'ukulele) in Hawai'i prompted the Bishop Museum exhibit and this book. The driving force behind both was Leslie Nunes (1916-98) of Waialua, a great-grandson of Manuel Nunes (1843-1922), one of the three original Madeiran 'ukulele makers in Hawai'i. Leslie Nunes assembled an important collection of early Hawaiian 'ukulele and other instruments, some of which are featured in this book and served as the basis for the Bishop exhibition. Short on text and long on photographs, The 'Ukulele was followed by more… Read More
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THE SURGERY OF THE HEAD AND NECK
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THE SURGERY OF THE HEAD AND NECK

by Lane, Levi Cooper, M.D.

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Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Company, 1898. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very good. The first textbook on the subject published in the United States. A native of Ohio, Lane (1828-1902) "ranks among the giants of nineteenth-century California medical history and education," according to historian John David Smith. He graduated from Philadelphia's Jefferson Medical College in 1851, studied in Europe, served as an assistant surgeon in the U.S. Navy for four years, then settled in San Francisco, where his uncle Elias A. Cooper had established the first medical college on the Pacific Coast. In 1870, Lane reorganized and took over leadership of his uncle's medical school; his extensive financial support led the school to be renamed as the Cooper Medical College in honor of his uncle. The school merged with Stanford University in 1909 (the Cooper campus in San Francisco served as the Stanford Medical School clinical campus until 1959). Ten years in the making, Lane's textbook was intended to be the… Read More
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PUT'S GOLDEN SONGSTER, Containing the largest and most popular collection of California Songs...

PUT'S GOLDEN SONGSTER, Containing the largest and most popular collection of California Songs ever Published

by [Stone, John A.]

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San Francisco: D.E. Appleton & Co, 1858. First Edition. Wraps. Very good. 16mo: 64 p. Original printed paper wrappers. Tiny bit of edgewear to the front panel; else a remarkably fresh example. Cowan: p.599; Wheat 162. Stone had published two California songsters, and their popularity induced him to publish this, the third in a series. Topics include mining, the rowdiness (and loneliness) of life in the camps, longing for home, and the comeliness of California girls - anticipating The Beach Boys by more than a century! The final two pages contain a list of "Mining Localities Peculiar to California".
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OPTICKS: or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections & Colours of Light

OPTICKS: or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections & Colours of Light

by Newton, Sir Isaac and Albert Einstein (Foreword)

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London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd, 1931. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Reprinted from the Fourth Edition (1730), with a foreword by Prof. Albert Einstein, Nobel Laureate, and an introduction by Prof. E.T. Whittaker, F.R.S. Small octavo: xxviii, [2], 414 p. with textual figures. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles. Mild foxing along the edges, with some light edgewear to the dust jacket; otherwise very good. First published in 1704, Newton's Opticks provides not only a survey of 18th century knowledge about all aspects of light, but also countless number of the author's unique scientific insights.
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THE STORY OF A PUPPET OR THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO, Translated from the Italian by M.A. Murray
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THE STORY OF A PUPPET OR THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO, Translated from the Italian by M.A. Murray

by Collodi, Carlo (pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini, 1826-90)

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New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. The first American edition (from the sheets of the first English edition, with a cancel title page). A universal icon and a metaphor of the human condition, Pinocchio is considered a canonical piece of children's literature and has had an enduring impact on world culture. Small octavo: [8], 232 p. with the half-title and title page printed in red and black. Illustrated with forty-one black-and-white vignette drawings by C. Mazzanti. Original off-white cloth binding, delicately stamped in blue in a decorative floral pattern, with matching edges and endpapers. The spine is a touch faded, with some minor wear to the boards and a bit of wear to the corners and tips; else very good. Housed in a custom blue morocco clamshell box.
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RAPUNZEL
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RAPUNZEL

by Zelinsky, Paul O.

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New York: Dutton's Children's Books, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Inscribed by Paul Zelinsky on the title page. Winner of the 1998 Caldecott Medal. A retelling of the German folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Colorfully illustrated throughout. Quarto. Original pictorila boards. Light foxing to the top edge; else fine in a fine dust jacket.See this book and other children's books at the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair, October 8-9 at the Seattle Center. For more information and tickets, visit: www.SeattleBookFair.com
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KING BIDGOOD'S IN THE BATHTUB
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KING BIDGOOD'S IN THE BATHTUB

by Wood, Audrey

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San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. Signed, with an original drawing, by Audrey Wood and illustrator Don Wood on the front flyleaf. Despite please from his court, a fun-loving king refuses to get out of his bathtub to rule his kingdom. A Caldecott Honor book, colorfully illustrated throughout. Quarto. Original tan cloth binding, with gilt stamping. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.See this book and other children's books at the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair, October 8-9 at the Seattle Center. For more information and tickets, visit: www.SeattleBookFair.com
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THE NEGROES OF NEBRASKA

THE NEGROES OF NEBRASKA

by Workers of the Writers' Program, Work Projects Administration in the State of Nebraska

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Lincoln: Woodruff Printing Company, 1940. First Edition. Wraps. Fine. A serious attempt to present information about the state's African American population. The preface acknowledges Fred D. Dixon and Albert J. Burks, two African American employees of the Nebraska Writers' Project, for their invaluable research. Octavo. 48 p. with drawings by Paul Gibson. Original printed orange paper wrappers. Just a hint of toning along the extremities; otherwise fine.
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THE BAR-TENDER'S GUIDE OR HOW TO MIX ALL KINDS OF PLAIN AND FANCY DRINKS
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THE BAR-TENDER'S GUIDE OR HOW TO MIX ALL KINDS OF PLAIN AND FANCY DRINKS

by Thomas, Jerry

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New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1887. Hardcover. Near fine. Third edition, with a Wilport Press cancel on the title page. Laid in is a one sheet (4 ½" x 7") with instructions for measurements used in the book; for example, one wine glass is equivalent to four ounces or half a water tumbler. 12mo: 130 p. with textual illustrations. Original brown cloth binding, with black stamping. A remarkably fresh copy. Near fine. Considered the father of American mixology, "Professor" Jerry Thomas (1830-85) published the first edition of this guide in 1862. It was the first cocktail book published in the United States and contained the first written accounts of many cocktails such as the Fizz, Brandy Daisy, and the Sour. Thomas updated the guide several times, and in this edition, which was published two years after his death, he introduced the Martinez, which is understood to be the precursor to the martini. It calls for one pony of Old Tom gin, a glass of vermouth, two dashes of Maraschino, and a dash of Boker's… Read More
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OBSERVATIONS UPON THE PROPHECIES OF DANIEL, AND THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN
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OBSERVATIONS UPON THE PROPHECIES OF DANIEL, AND THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN

by Newton, Sir Isaac

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London: Printed by J. Darby and T. Browne, 1733. First Edition. Hardcover. Published six years after Newton's death, preceding an edition in Latin by one year. Quarto: vi, [2], 323 p. Text generally fresh. The front flyleaf and following blank are partially affixed to one another. Contemporary calf binding, with an early bookplate to the front pastedown and expert repairs to the spine. Babson 224. Gray 328. The English mathematician's lifelong interest in prophecy produced his only "major work on the subject ... Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel" (DSB). Newton "wrestled with this subject until the day he died ... continually revising Observations. Like many of his contemporaries, Newton believed that prophecy concealed direct revelations of hidden truths that would reveal to men - very special men - the future course of history as set forth by the Creator from the beginning of time. He was especially drawn to Daniel of the Old Testament and John of the New because 'the language of prophetic… Read More
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