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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 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 DINSMORE, JOHN & JOHN PILARZ Ralph Steadman Bibliography & Bibliographic Checklists
Lexington Blue ‘N Green Press 1996 
First Edition. Limited to 150 copies. Contains detailed information about all books published by Steadman, the books by others which he has illustrated, and includes a lengthy list of periodical and anthology appearances, reference works, and selected ephemera. As new in wrappers. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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15 EWERS, HANNS HEINZ Alraune. Translated From the German by S. Guy Endore
New York John Day 1929 
First Edition - American. Quarto. One of an edition limited to 3000 copies. Illustrated with wonderful surreal drawings and decorative endpapers by Mahlon Blaine. Fine copy in a very good Blaine designed dust jacket chipped at head of spine and with a few nicks and small tears. A work of the macabre, interweaving dark and occult forces in a tale of a woman created by magical means with diabolical intention. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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16 FINGER, CHARLES J Frontier Ballads Heard and Gathered by Charles J. Finger. Woodcuts by Paul Honore
Garden City Doubleday Page 1927 
First Edition. One of 201 deluxe copies signed by Charles Finger and Paul Honore, and tipped in is an original woodcut of a pirate. “Songs from Lawless Lands with some of their tunes as heard and set down by Charles J. Finger, many here printed for the first time, together with a true account of the manner of their singing by gold hunters in the Andes, men on shipboard, hard-cases who were beach combers, fellows in the calaboose, South Sea smugglers, sealers, bartenders, and some who have since achieved fame”. About fine with the gilt edge still bright and in the original publisher's slipcase, which has some edge wear. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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17 GOLDBERG, RUBE How to Remove the Cotton from a Bottle of Aspirin and Other Problems Solved
Garden City Doubleday 1959 
First Edition. Illustrated throughout with cartoons by Rube Goldberg. Very minor offsetting to endpapers, else about fine in a bright near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a few tiny nicks and tears. A book of instructions for everyday life which more than live up to the Rube Goldberg motto “Do it the hard way.” 
Price: 150.00 USD
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18 HENTY, G.A With Kitchener in the Sudan. A Story of Atbara and Omdurman
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1902 
With ten illustrations by William Rainey, R.I. and three maps.Very good lightly used copy with gilt stamping on the front board and spine still bright and with some creasing on the front free endpaper. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 KELLY, WALT The Pogo Peek-A-Book
New York Simon & Schuster 1955 
First Edition. Some faint stains to other edge, else a very good copy. Paperbound. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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20 LAWRENCE, D.H The Paintings of D.H. Lawrence
London Mandrake Press 1929 
First Edition. One of 500 numbered copies on Arches mouldmade paper. Original three-quarter morocco and green gilt-stamped cloth. A litte rubbing at spine else a fine tight copy. The book has a long essay on art and painting by Lawrence and illustrations in full color of 15 oil paintings by Lawrence and 11 of his watercolors. Handsome and attractive folio size volume. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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