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Historical Erotic Epistolary from the 1910s with More than One Hundred Original Color and Black...
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Historical Erotic Epistolary from the 1910s with More than One Hundred Original Color and Black and White Drawings

by [An Italian Officer]

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Used
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Hardcover
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Schenectady, New York
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$12,000.00

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Hardcover. A unique look at human sexuality and literary Romantic love in the early part of the twentieth century during the colonial and modernist eras. As noted by the famous French philosopher Michel Foucault in his "repressive hypothesis," the age of Victorian repression clearly produced non-traditional expressions of lust. The epistolary consists of an original diary and correspondence between two lovers from 1912 to approximately 1916. It is written primarily in English with some excerpts in Italian. The primary diarist is presumed to be an Italian officer during the colonial era of the early 20th century involving Italy, Britain and the "Mad Mullah" in the Benadir region of East Africa. The other correspondent is probably a British lady living in Tuscany at the time. The epistolary includes more than one hundred original drawings of various sexual acts, most of which are in color and include detailed descriptions of the scenes depicted. Some images are watercolors, some pastels, and others are… Read More
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$12,000.00
La Divine Comédie (La divina commedia)
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La Divine Comédie (La divina commedia)

by Alighieri, Dante

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Used
Edition
Limited/Numbered Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Schenectady, New York
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$2,400.00

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Paris: Jacques Beltrand, 1922. Limited/Numbered Edition. Hardcover. Edition published to celebrate the six hundredth anniversary of Dante's death and limited to 225 numbered copies, this being #190. In three volumes. xii, 319pp; 320pp; 313pp. Full vellum with gilt decorations and rules on the boards, gilt lettering on the spines, gilt inside dentelles, top edges gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Printed on Arches paper with a "1321 Dante 1921" watermark. Text printed in red and black, initials. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings by Jacques Beltrand and his brothers Camille and Georges based on the drawings by Sandro Botticelli. Text in Italian and French. Translation from the Italian by André Pératé. Covers are a bit soiled and spines slightly darkened. Internally clean. A wonderful and well preserved set in a simple and stylish binding. ; Folio.
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$2,400.00
Leone Frollo Naga: per il pelo di zita Page 34 Original Comic Art

Leone Frollo Naga: per il pelo di zita Page 34 Original Comic Art

by Frollo, Leone

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Used
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Schenectady, New York
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$210.00

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Original Art. Page 34 from the story Naga: per il pelo di zita. Ink on paper. 18 x 25.5 cm. Condition is fine.
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$210.00
The Old Man and the Sea
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Used
Edition
First British Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780224602785
ISBN 10
0224602780
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Schenectady, New York
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$960.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. First British Edition. Hardcover. 127pp. Blue cloth stamped in red on the cover and the spine. Three pages with tiny corner crease else a fine copy in near fine dustjacket with a slightly faded spine panel, two minuscule closed tears and a crease to rear flap. Wraparound dustjacket illustration by Hans Tisdall. 1953 Pulitzer Prize winner. Basis for the 1958 John Sturges movie featuring Spencer Tracy. Hanneman A45A. A lovely copy. ; Octavo.
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$960.00
Il Corriere dei Piccoli 1928 Complete Run
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Il Corriere dei Piccoli 1928 Complete Run

by Bianchi, Franco, ed

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Used
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First Edition
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Schenectady, New York
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$540.00

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Milano: Corriere Della Sera, 1928. First Edition. Newspaper. The set includes fifty-three issues. The Corriere dei Piccoli, founded in 1908 by Silvio Spaventa Filippi, is considered the first comic published in Italy. Among the characters appearing in these issues are Salomone e Dorotea by Attilio Mussino, il Signor Bonaventura by Sergio Tofano, Bice e Bauci by Mario Pompei and some of the most important American strips of the era including Jiggs and Maggie (Arcibaldo e Petronilla) by George McManus, The Captain and the Kids (Bibì e Bibò) by Rudolph Dirks, Felix the Cat (Mio Mao) by Pat Sullivan. Illustrations by Antonio Rubino, Carlo Bisi, Bruno Angoletta, and many others. Condition varies from good to very good/near fine with toning to pages, light chipping to edges, tears and creases. More details as follows: #1 was folded incorrectly and has a long tear to first page; #26 has a tear to first page affecting first panel; #31 has a small stain on two pages; #48 has a pen marking on one page;… Read More
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$540.00
The Winter of Our Discontent
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The Winter of Our Discontent

by Steinbeck, John

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Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Schenectady, New York
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$510.00

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New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Edition limited to 500 copies. 311pp. Blue cloth stamped in gold on the cover and gold and black on the spine, mustard yellow endpapers. Some creases to free endpapers else a bright, fine copy in near fine dustjacket with mild wear and toning to edges. Lacks the acetate dustjacket with the limited edition statement. Dustjacket illustration by Elmer Hader. Goldstone and Payne A38a. A nice copy. ; Octavo.
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$510.00
The War of the Worlds
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The War of the Worlds

by Wells, Herbert George

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Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Schenectady, New York
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$4,200.00

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London: William Heinemann, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. 304pp + 16 pages of publisher's advertisements in the back dated mdcccxcvii. Full black morocco with four raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine, top edge gilt, blue endpapers. The binding is signed by M. J. Laney. Light toning to text block, a hint of foxing to half-title page, tiny tear to corner of the first page of the advertisements and minuscule scrape to spine. A near fine copy. Basis for the 1953 Byron Haskin movie and the 2005 Steven Spielberg movie as well as a plethora of radio and TV adaptations. Wells 14. In Bleiler, 1978, p. 205. Barron, Anatomy of Wonder, 1981, 1-173.; Octavo.
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$4,200.00
Untitled Story in The Best Short Stories of 1932 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story....
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Untitled Story in The Best Short Stories of 1932 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story. With Autograph Letter Signed

by Villa, José Garcia

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Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Schenectady, New York
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$420.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth stamped in gold on the cover and the spine, top edge stained red. Mild soiling to cloth and light ripple to lower edges. A very good+ copy in tattered dustjacket with several creases, tears and old tape mends to the reverse. Comes with a holograph letter signed and dated May 12, 1933 by Villa (to whom this book is dedicated) and addressed to literary editor Harry Hansen. ; Octavo; Signed by One Author.
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$420.00
Around the World in Eighty Days
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Around the World in Eighty Days

by Verne, Jules

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Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Schenectady, New York
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$6,000.00

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Boston: and Co, 1873. First Edition. Hardcover. First fully illustrated US edition. xvi, 315pp. Salmon cloth stamped in gold and black, bevelled edges, dark brown endpapers, all edges gilt. With fifty-four plates and an engraved illustration in the text by A. de Neuville and L. Benett and a small drawing by Verne. Introduction by Adrien Marx. Translated by George M. Towle. In his article in the July/August 1996 issue of Firsts Arthur B. Edwards notes that "... there is a fully illustrated Osgood octavo edition, published at the end of November, 1873, taken from the British sheets. This is titled Around the World in Eighty Days, and is very scarce. It seems to have had production problems that caused the spine to crack and chip when the book was read; consequently no 1873 copies have been seen in better than good condition (p. 42)." Cloth is worn at spine ends, spine panel faded, hinges a bit tender, neatly penned inscription on flyleaf dated Christmas 1873. A very good copy. Barron, Anatomy of… Read More
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$6,000.00
The Art of Hercules: The Chaos of Creation. (Special Limited Edition)

The Art of Hercules: The Chaos of Creation. (Special Limited Edition)

by Rebello, Stephen; Healey, Jane

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Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780786862900
ISBN 10
0786862904
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Schenectady, New York
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$540.00

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New York: Hyperion, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. 189pp. Cloth. Signed by Walt Disney's President of Feature Animation (Peter Schneider), the producer (Alice Dewey), and the directors of the movie (Ron Clements and John Musker). Includes a limited edition sericel from Hercules. Also four hundred color illustrations (with one foldout). Fine in the original publisher's shrinkwrap. ; Oblong quarto; Signed by All Authors.
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$540.00
The Fire of Asshurbanipal in Weird Tales December 1936
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The Fire of Asshurbanipal in Weird Tales December 1936

by Howard, Robert E.

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Used
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First Edition
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Schenectady, New York
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$450.00

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Indianapolis: Popular Fiction Publishing Company, 1936. First Edition. Pictorial wrappers. Pages are toned, a few tiny tears to the edges, light wear. A nice, very good copy. Collects stories by H. P. Lovecraft, Otis Adelbert Kline, Robert Bloch, E. Hoffmann Price, John Russell Fearn, August W. Derleth. Cover art by J. Allen St. John.; Octavo.
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$450.00
Mickey Mouse in Ye Olden Days with Pop-Up Picture. (The Midget Pop-Up Book)
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Mickey Mouse in "Ye Olden Days" with "Pop-Up Picture. (The Midget Pop-Up Book)

by Disney, Walt; Gottfredson, Floyd

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Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Schenectady, New York
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$780.00

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New York: Blue Ribbon Press, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. 60pp. Pictorial boards with color image of Mickey Mouse. With nineteen b&w illustrations and a double-spread color pop-up image. A couple of tiny nicks to the spine ends, birthday inscription in pencil on the first page. About near fine. A nice copy of an uncommon early Mickey Mouse title with the pop-up in immaculate condition. ; 32mo.
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$780.00
A Song of Ice and Fire Complete Set. (A Game of Thrones. A Clash of Kings. A Storm of Swords. A...
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A Song of Ice and Fire Complete Set. (A Game of Thrones. A Clash of Kings. A Storm of Swords. A Feast for Crows. A Dance with Dragons). [with] A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

by Martin, George R. R.

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Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780553103540
ISBN 10
0553103547
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Schenectady, New York
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$6,000.00

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New York: Bantam Books, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. Illustrated by Gianni, Gary. A complete set of A Song of Ice and Fire. Also includes A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Each book is signed by George R. R. Martin on the title page. Comes with a special pre-publication excerpt for A Feast for Crows. Details as follows: 1) A Game of Thrones; a near fine copy in nearly fine dustjacket. 2) A Clash of Kings; a near fine copy in nearly fine dustjacket. 3) A Storm of Swords; a fine copy in near fine dustjacket. 4) A Feast for Crows; a fine copy in near fine dustjacket. 5) A Dance with Dragons; a near fine copy in near fine dustjacket. 6) A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms; illustrations by Gary Gianni; a fine copy in fine dustjacket with a tiny crease to the spine panel. 7) A Feast for Crows chapbook; about fine. Basis for the HBO series, winner of multiple Emmy Awards. A nice set. ; Octavo; Signed by Author.
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$6,000.00
Four Color #437 - Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars CBCS Graded NM- 9.2
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Four Color #437 - Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars CBCS Graded NM- 9.2

by Burroughs, Edgar Rice; Newman, Paul S.; Marsh, Jesse

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Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
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Schenectady, New York
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$1,200.00

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New York: Dell Publishing Co., Inc, 1952. First Edition. Stapled wraps. CBCS graded 9.2 (Near Mint-). Includes the adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Gods of Mars by Paul S. Newman. At the time of this writing the census shows only one copy in higher grade than this one. Art and covers by Jesse Marsh. From the collection of a noted cartoonist and Western Publishing executive editor. ; 18 x 26 cm.
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$1,200.00
The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Volume One and Volume Two. (Signed and with Original Art by...
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The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Volume One and Volume Two. (Signed and with Original Art by Don Rosa)

by Rosa, Don

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Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9781608865383
ISBN 10
160886538X
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Schenectady, New York
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$1,200.00

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Los Angeles: BOOM KIDS!, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. 128 pp; 143pp. Gold on gold foil stamped boards, decorated endpapers, bookmark ribbon. Volume one is signed by Don Rosa on the upper half of the title page and has a drawing of a radiant Uncle Scrooge on the lower half of the title page. Volume two is signed by Don Rosa on the upper half of the title page and has a drawing of a mad Scrooge on the lower half of the title page. With a foreword and commentary on each chapter by the author. Both volumes are fine in fine dustjackets.1995 Eisner Award winner for best serialized story. A gorgeous set.; 18 x 26.8 cm; Signed by Author.
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$1,200.00