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1 A Symposium of the Imagination: Robert Duncan in Word and Image
Buffalo, NY University at Buffalo 1993 
First Edition. Quarto. Staplebound. Illustrated in color and black & white. A 48 page exhibition catalogue published to accompany a show of noted poet and artist Robert Duncan's written material and art work curated by The Poetry/Rare Books Collection at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. With a foreword by Robert J. Bertholf and an afterword by Robin Blaser, in which Duncan is quoted: “I make poetry as other men make war or make love or make states or make revolutions: to exercise my faculties at large.” A very minor bit of foxing to the rear cover, else a fine copy in printed wrappers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Four Americans in Paris. The Collections of Gertrude Stein and Her Family
New York Museum of Modern Art 1970 
First Edition. An exhibition catalogue which accompanied an exhibition drawn from the personal art collection of Gertrude Stein and/or her family featuring the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Juan Gris, Cezanne, and many Stein family photographs. Oblong format intended to resemble a family photo album. Paperbound. Fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Glimpses of Early Library Education in Southern California
Los Angeles University of California Los Angeles Spring 1983 
First Edition. Paperbound, 4 3/8” x 5 5/8”. One of an edition limited to one hundred hand-sewn copies finely printed in 12 point Bembo Roman and Italic on Warren's Olde style paper. A study of the history of public library education in Southern California - especially Los Angeles - beginning with an August 1892 “Public Library Bulletin,” given to library assistants for the purposes of expanding their knowledge of various library tasks and maintenence. Fine in printed wrappers. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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4 The Brochure Series of Architectural Illustration. Vol. II, No. 11
Boston Bates & Guild Co. November, 1896 
First Edition. Paperbound, 6 1/2” x 9 1/2”. An illustrated publication for architects and designers, with this issue featuring details of Italian Renaissance cornices. With many terrific ads for building supplies, design tools, hardware, etc. Very good plus slightly used copy in printed wrappers. 
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5 The Brochure Series of Architectural Illustration. Vol. III, No. 4
Boston Bates & Guild Co. April, 1897 
First Edition. Paperbound, 6 1/2” x 9 1/2”. An illustrated publication for architects and designers, with this issue featuring details of pilaster capitals from S. Spirito, Florence. With many terrific ads for building supplies, design tools, hardware, etc. Very good plus slightly used copy in printed wrappers. 
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6 The Compleat Charles Addams. An Exhibition at The New York Public Library
New York New York Public Library 1994 
First Edition. Six page large format program booklet for the New York Public Library's landmark exhibition of original cartoons by Charles Addams. Contains essays by Barbara Nicholls, the exhibition's curator, and as well as remarks by William Shawn and Philip Hamburger. Illustrated with Addams cartoons. Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 The Library of Richard Manney
New York Sotheby's 1991 
First Edition. Hardbound auction sale catalogue. Extensively illustrated in color of various manuscripts, covers, dust jacket art, letters, drawings, etc. Near fine without dust jacket. A truly amazing collection of great literature elegantly presented. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 The Photograph and the Book - II. Section One - Images. Section Two - Books. Catalogue 41/42
South Woodstock, CT Charles B. Wood III, Inc. 1978 
First Edition. Paperbound, oversize (9” x 12”). 87 page booksellers catalogue with prices of an amazing collection of photographs and books featuring fine photography. Very good plus copy with some very minor dust soiling to the covers and a few tiny tears in printed wrappers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 The Search for Troy 1533 - 1874
Bloomington, IN Lilly Library 1977 
First Edition. Mint fresh unread copy. A beautifully presented and well-documented exhibition catalogue prepared and described by A.C. Lascarides, of literature and maps, and more on the subject of the ancient Greek city of Troy. With a comprehensive essay on Homer in print (1488 - 1788), much historical information related to Alexandria (1610 - 1675), translators and interpreters, the Choiseul-Gouffier's embassy (1776 - 1793), the battle of Bunarbashi (1795 - 1804), antiquarians and topographers (1801 - 1838), archaeological information (1839 - 1854), etc. With a bibliography and index. Illustrated. Paperbound. An essential addition to the library of anyone interested in classical history. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 ADDAMS, CHARLES Creature Comforts
New York Simon & Schuster 1981 
First Edition. Fine in a lightly used dust jacket with a couple of small tears. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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11 BARTLETT, LEE & WILLIAM EVERSON William Everson: The Life of Brother Antoninus by Lee Bartlett
New York New Directions 1988 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author Lee Bartlett and by the poet William Everson (as Brother Antoninus) to Christopher Eskelli. Everson's inscription is in a shaky hand due to Parkinson's disease by which he was stricken in 1972, and reads: “for my old friend and Dominican Brother Christopher, with love and admiration. Brother Antoninus, Oct. 1988, Portland, Oregon.” Beneath which is Bartlett's inscription: “for Christopher Eskelli, with great thanks for your help with this book. Lee Bartlett, Portland.” Christopher Eskelli is included in the acknowledgments as having contributed to this biography via extended taped interviews with the author. Illustrated. Fine fresh copy in a fine dust jacket. William Everson (1912 - 1994) was one of the core members of what is known as the San Francisco Renaissance in poetry and was closely aligned with both Kenneth Rexroth and Robinson Jeffers. In 1951 he joined the Dominican Order in Oakland, CA (thus, the name ‘Brother Antoninus') and left it in 1969, following his heart, marrying Susanna Rickson. He was poet-in-residence at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the 1970s and 80s where he founded the Lime Kiln Press, publishing his own poetry as well as that of Robinson Jeffers and Walt Whitman. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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12 BLOOMSBURY GROUP - AVERY, TODD Close & Affectionate Friends - Desmond and Molly MacCarthy and the Boomsbury Group
Bloomington, IN Lilly Library 1999 
First Edition. Paperbound, 5 3/4” x 8”. Fresh, as new. An exploration of the lives and times of the Bloomsbury Group, one of the most celebrated and important cultural and literary groups of the twentieth century, whose core members include Clive and Vanessa Bell, E.M. Forster, Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, John Maynard Keynes, Desmond and Mary (Molly) MacCarthy, Lytton Strachey, and Leonard and Virginia Woolf. This book is inspired by the Lilly Library's acquisition of the Desmond and Mary MacCarthy Papers, their largest collection of Bloomsbury Group materials, including approximately 10,000 letters and other manuscripts, typescripts, notebooks, radio scripts, tear sheets, school reports, diaries, and drawings. Illustrated in color and black & white throughout. Fine in stiff glossy printed wrappers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 BRITTON, BURT Self-Portrait. Book People Picture Themselves. From the Collection of Burt Britton (ISBN: 0394496485)
New York Random House 1976 
First Edition. Issued largely paperbound, this is the scarce hardbound issue. Oblong format, 9 1/2” x 6 1/2”. Fine copy in a fine bright dust jacket. A collection of self-portrait drawings by writers and other literary folk from the collection of Burt Britton created during his days as a bookseller at New York's famous Strand Book Store. Some of the more than 600 self-portraits include Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, Kurt Vonnegut, Michael McClure, John Gardner, Robert Penn Warren, Allen Ginsberg, Susan Sontag, Truman Capote, Borges, John Fowles, John Cage, Woody Allen,William Styron, Philip Roth, Joseph Heller, etc. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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14 BROEG, BOB Signals. The Secret Language of Baseball in Finger-tip Movies. Featuring Paul Richards
Boston The Gillette Company 1957 
First Edition. Paperbound. Fine in printed wrappers. A miniature book measuring 3” x 4” with two side-by-side flip books offering eight examples of basic secret baseball communication signals for both the defense and offense, compiled from a series of articles that appeared in The Sporting News, a national baseball weekly. The technical advisor for this book was the legendary catcher and baseball announcer, Joe Garagiola. The illustrations feature Paul Richards, the then manager of the Baltimore Orioles. Bob Broeg was the Vice President of the Baseball Writer's Association of America. A fun and informative book for any baseball fan. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 BROWNE, LEWIS The Graphic Bible. From Genesis to Revelation in Animated Maps and Charts
New York Macmillan 1928 
First Edition. Oversized format. Very good lightly used copy with some rubbing to the spine. With map endpapers. The book contains artist Mark Rothko's only book illustration with his drawing of the book's numerous maps upon which his initials can be found in some of the images. Lewis Browne's faithful retelling of the Bible, using maps and charts to bring a greater quality of accessibility to the scripture for readers of all ages. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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16 BROWNE, LEWIS The Graphic Bible. From Genesis to Revelation in Animated Maps and Charts
New York Macmillan 1928 
First Edition. Limited large paper issue. One of 250 numbered copies signed by Lewis Browne. Oversized format. Very good lightly used copy with some rubbing to the spine. With map endpapers. The book contains artist Mark Rothko's only book illustration with his drawing of the book's numerous maps upon which his initials can be found in some of the images. Lewis Browne's faithful retelling of the Bible, using maps and charts to bring a greater quality of accessibility to the scripture for readers of all ages. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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17 CALDWELL, ERSKINE The Sacrilege of Alan Kent by Erskine Caldwell. Wood Engravings by Ralph Frizzell
Portland, ME Falmouth Book House 1936 
First Edition. Slight discoloration to the gutters and a couple of tiny spots to the bottom edge, else a near fine copy with a hint of fading to the cloth at the spine in a lightly used dust jacket with some darkening to the spine and outer edges and some small chips and tears. A prose poem beautifully illustrated with 8 wood engravings by Ralph Frizzell. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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18 CARMICHAEL, HOAGY An Exhibition Honoring the Seveny-Fifth Birthday of Hoagy Carmichael
Bloomington, IN Lilly Library 1974 
First Edition. A well-documented exhibition catalogue honoring the 75th birthday of the noted American songwriter and Indiana University alumni, Hoagland “Hoagy” Howard Carmichael, compiled and described by Frank J. Gillis of the Archives of Traditional Music Department at Indiana University. Hoagy Carmichael rose to great fame and popularity as a musician and songwriter in the 30s and 40s and is perhaps best remembered as the creator of the classic song “Stardust”, the possible first regular piano composition of which is included in this exhibit, as well as the vocal edition, with words by Mitchell Parish. Also included are many musical manuscripts, sheet music; original recordings such as “Georgia (On My Mind)” and “Lazy Bones”; program notes, typed and autographed letters; film related material for such films as To Have and Have Not, Young Man With a Horn, The Best Years of Our Lives, etc., golf notes and miscellany, facsimiles of contracts, photographs, and much more. Laid in is a folded two page facsimile of the original manuscript for “Stardust”. Carmichael appeared in many Hollywood movies, often as a piano player, including the classic To Have and Have Not. Paperbound. Fine condition. An essential addition to the library of any Hoagy Carmichael or American jazz enthusiast or collector. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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19 CHAPPELL, WARREN Sixty-Three Drawings
New York The Typophiles 1955 
First Edition. Limited to 550 Copies. Comment by Isabel Bishop and a checklist by Eleanor Steiner-Prag. Hardbound. Illustrated throughout. Near fine copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 CHATWIN, BRUCE Photographs and Notebooks
London Jonathan Cape 1993 
First Edition. A collection of photographs and writing from one of the most remarkable and acclaimed ‘travel writers' of our time. A stunning and provocative visual revelation of what Bruce Chatwin so excelled at with prose. Oblong, coffee table size format. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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