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  • holograph note by Smith, E(lizabeth) Oakes (1806-1893)
    Smith, E(lizabeth) Oakes (1806-1893)
    holograph note

    ?1855. Elizabeth Oakes Smith (1806-1893) was a comitted woman's right advocate best known for her essays "Woman and Her Needs" published in the New York Tribune in 1850-1851. She was married to Seba Smith, humorist and writer. ISBN: 281AIB1051175.

    holograph note, 6.4 x 1.75 inches: "To _____, The measure of capacity is the measure of sphere to either man or woman. E. Oakes Smith, 26th Jan 1855(?)."

    Book ID: 268218
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  • holograph letter by Phillips, Wendell (1811-1884)
    Phillips, Wendell (1811-1884)
    holograph letter

    New York: 1868. Phillips was an ardent abolutionist and, later, a strong voice for Native Americans, woman's rights, and labor. ISBN: 281AIB1051173.

    Holograph letter written on one side of folded sheet, 7.5 x 5 inches, folded: " Happy New Year, Jan'y 10, '68. Dear friend, Yours recd, thank you. Be sure I'll be on hand & claim your promise. I shall come on the 4 o'clock train as I cannot leave NYk earlier & shall bore you by staying all night if you allow. Yours faithfully, Wendell Phillips."

    Book ID: 268217
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  • Mailer, Norman et al.
    The Harvard Advocate Commemorative to Robert Lowell [Cover title] (Volume CXIII, Numbers One and Two / November 1979)

    First Edition

    Cambridge, MA: Advocate House, 1979. 48 pages. 8-1/2 by 11 inches. With contributions from Robert Fitzgerald, William Alfred, Helen Vendler, Elizabeth Bishop and others. ISBN: B0045VR5W6.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Slight flare to cover edges.

    Book ID: 268216
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  • document: Madison County, State of Mississippi, recording Deed of Trust, 1835 by Livingston, Samuel D. (clerk)
    Livingston, Samuel D. (clerk)
    document: Madison County, State of Mississippi, recording Deed of Trust, 1835

    Madison County. Mississippi: 1835. Single sheet, 12.5 x 7.75 inches, holograph written on both sides. ISBN: 281AIB1051172.

    Holograph document. Recto: "The State of Mississippi, Madison County. I, Samuel D. Livingston, Clerk of the Probate Court, do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument of writing was filed in my office for record on the 9th day of May, 1835, and was truly recorded on the 15th day of May, 1835, in Book of Deeds, pages 136 & 137. Given undre my havd and seal of said court the 15th May 1835. Samuel D. Livingston, Clk. By O. F. Pack, Dpt." Verso: "Deed of Trust. Mary J. Patterson to Saml. Cobman Transcripts $1.40/1.19/$2.59. Received for Record 9th day of May 1835. S. D. Livingston, $1.40 Paid Recorded." Document has been folded with closed tears at folds.

    Book ID: 268215
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  • autograph by Endicott, William (1821-1900)
    Endicott, William (1821-1900)
    autograph

    n.d. ISBN: 281AIB1051169.

    Bold signature on card, 3.5 x 2 inches. Endicott was Secretary of War 1885-1889, during the administration of Grover Cleveland.

    Book ID: 268197
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  • Dellinger, Dave et al.
    In The Teeth of War: Photographic Documentary of the March 26th, 1966 New York City Demonstration Against The War in Vietnam

    New York: The 5th Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade Committee, 1967. 64 pages. 8-1/2 by 11 inches. Contributions from A. J. Muste, Donald Duncan, Norman Mailer and others. Images in black-and-white. ISBN: B000VJ0K7S.

    Second printing. Very good in wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 268196
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  • America Is Good to a Country Boy by Cutler, Leland W.
    Cutler, Leland W.
    America Is Good to a Country Boy

    First Edition

    Stanford University Press, 1954. 271 pages. J. W. Mailliard, Jr. was a prominent San Francisco civic and business leader. ISBN: B002FTBYP4.

    Inscribed by the author opposite the title page; "To J. W. Mailliard, Jr. my good and understanding friend over many years. With affection from Leland W. Cutler, April 27, 1954." First edition. Near fine copy in green paper over boards and cream cloth covers with black lettering on spine. Spots on covers. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 268195
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  • Please Like Me by Bromige, David. Illustrated by Sherril Jaffe
    Bromige, David. Illustrated by Sherril Jaffe
    Please Like Me

    First Edition

    Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1968. 15 pages. Illustrated by Sherril Jaffe. 11.25 x 8.25 inches. ISBN: B001KRYHX8.

    Signed by the author on limitation page, #149/300. First edition (first printing). Very good in decorated tan wrappers (paperback).Wrapper edges are worn and folded. Removed sticker mark on left front cover. Contents are fine.

    Book ID: 268194
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  • Dudi Maia Rosa by Rosa, Dudi Maia. Essay by Agnaldo Farias
    Rosa, Dudi Maia. Essay by Agnaldo Farias
    Dudi Maia Rosa

    First Edition

    Sao Paulo: Galleria Andre Millan, 1994. 32 pages. Exhibition catalogue. Essay in Portuguese and English. Color illustrations. 11.4 x 9 inches. ISBN: 281AIB1051164.

    First edition (first printing). Very good copy in color illustrated wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 268193
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  • Thermonuclear Warfare by Anderson, Poul
    Anderson, Poul
    Thermonuclear Warfare

    First Edition

    Derby, Connecticut: Monarch Books, Inc, 1963. 160 pages. "A Dramatic Probe into the World's Most Preessing Problem: Millenium or Annihilation?" - from front cover. ISBN: 281AIB1051162.

    Inscribed by the author inside front cover: "Boo! To Alva Rogers. Poul Anderson," with drawing of mushroom cloud. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in illustrated wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 268191
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  • Gleason, Madeleine; Maytag, Ken; Mytinger, Melissa; Rukeyser, Muriel; Voznesensky, Andrei. (Missing Gary Snyder; Jacques Prevert; and Miriam Waddington)
    Unicorn Folio, Series One, Number One

    First Edition

    Santa Barbara: Unicorn Press, 1967. Includes Unicorn Folio decorated yellow wrapper; sheet with list of contributors with printer's device; notes on contributors with limitation; 3 poems by Ken Maytag: Ice Cream Bars, A Poem to Not One or Another but to All; and December 30, 1966 (printed by Maytag on handmade paper hand-set, with tissue guard); Madeline Gleason, Willing to Be; Melissa Mytinger, can we love and play and know (opening line); Andrei Voznesensky, Strip-Tease and Lettish Saga; Muriel Rukeyser, The Poem as Mask 'Orpheus'. Published by Unicorn Press to commemorate the opening of the Unicorn Book Shop, 1967. Printed by Noel Young with typography and devices by Alan Brilliant. ISBN: 281AIB1051160.

    First edition (first printing). Incomplete, see details. A near fine copy in decorated yellow wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 268189
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  • Chema, D. O.
    Emilio (Zapata) 1883-1919 (poster)

    First Edition

    Mexico: Centro Cultural Tecolote, 1988. Poster, oblong format, 21.75 x 16.6 inches, printed in black on white stock. Stamp of Centro Cultural Tecolote with owl image on rear. ISBN: 281AIB1051159.

    First edition (first printing). Very good copy with water stain on right. Stamp with number 248 on rear.

    Book ID: 268188
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  • Zukofsky, Louis
    The Heights (broadside)

    First Edition

    [San Francisco]: The Poetry Center, 197?. Broadside, 18 x 11 inches, printed in 2 colors on cream stock. Limited to 300 copies printed at Five Trees Press. Braodside advertises a film of Zukofsky and discussion led by Robert Duncan and Barrett Watten on December 8. ISBN: 281AIB1051158.

    First edition (first printing). Very good copy with creases and edge wear. Dark spot on right front of broadside

    Book ID: 268179
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  • Valdez, Raul
    Campaign for Human Right

    First Edition

    Austin: Veterans Peace Convoy, 1988. Poster, 22 x 17.25 inches. printed in two colors on cream stock. Dramatic image of crippled youngster, missing left lower leg, with crutches. ISBN: 281AIB1051157.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy with some margin bending and wear. Small, 1/3 inch, closed tear at top edge.

    Book ID: 268178
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  • Valentino, Anthony Michael
    untitled painting

    San Francisco: Anthony Michael Valentino, n.d., ca. mid-1980s. Original painting, 16 x 12 inches, mounted on black matt board, 20 x 16 inches. Anthony Michael Valentino was living in San Francisco on Fell St. when this art was created. ISBN: 281AIB1051155.

    Signed by the artist on lower right corner. Painting is near fine.

    Book ID: 268176
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  • Amateur Jounalism. A pamphlet explaining its aims, interest and extent, with instructions for becoming connected therewith by Grant, Finlay A.
    Grant, Finlay A.
    Amateur Jounalism. A pamphlet explaining its aims, interest and extent, with instructions for becoming connected therewith

    First Edition

    New Glascow, Nova Scotia: Finlay A. Grant, 1884. 16 pages. ISBN: 281AIB1051154.

    First edition (first printing). In pale purple wrappers, stapled, with rust near staples. Burn or rust marks on spine edge. Fading to covers. Small edge chips. Scarce.

    Book ID: 268175
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  • Hirschman, Jack
    Wasn't it like (first line) (broadside)

    First Edition

    London: Goliard Press, 1967. Broadside, 12.75 x 7.4 inches, printed in 2 colors. Limited to 100 copies. ISBN: 281AIB1051152.

    First edition (first printing). Very good copy. Folded once horizontally. Surface mildly soiled. Closed 1/3 inch tear at bottom edge.

    Book ID: 268173
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  • Thoughts and Advise on Handcuffs and Escapes by Wheeler, Prynce
    Wheeler, Prynce
    Thoughts and Advise on Handcuffs and Escapes

    First Edition Thus

    Great Falls, Montana: Prynce Wheeler, n.d., ca. 1960s. 12 pages. B/W photographic illustrations. "Original contents...copyrighted 1966...pages 5-12 added for this printing." - from inside front cover. Wheeler (1919-1980) was a magician who specialized in escapes for many years and conducted a business supplying handcuffs, special keys and other paraphenalia for the trade. ISBN: 281AIB1051151.

    Inscribed by the author inside front cover: "To Peter M. Reno, with my very best wishes (unsigned)." First edition thus. Very good in illustrated yellow wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 268172
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  • Hollo, Anselm
    Smoke Writing (For Albert Glover)

    First Edition

    Storrs: The University of Connecticut Library, 1973. One sheet folded three times to create four panels, 11.2 x 9 inches, when folded. Limited to 125 (150) copies. Number 1 in a series of postmodern writing. Poem printed in white on purple and pink background. Designed by Robert Neff. ISBN: B07R45YND4.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy. The folded edges are scuffed.

    Book ID: 268169
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  • Gebetbuch fur das Neujahrsfelt mit Forgfaltigft Revidiertem Texte. Band IV und Band V by Bamberger, Selig
    Bamberger, Selig
    Gebetbuch fur das Neujahrsfelt mit Forgfaltigft Revidiertem Texte. Band IV und Band V

    Frankfurt: M. Lehrberger & Co, n.d. Band IV und V in one volume. Band IV: 156 pages; Band V: 191 pages. With an additional 24 numbered pages and 4 unnumbered pages. Text in Hebrew and German. ISBN: 281AIB1051147.

    A very good copy in decorated embossed black cloth covers with faded gilt decoration and Hebrew lettering on spine. In black paper covered cardboard slipcase with significant edge and corner wear and closed tears at the corners.

    Book ID: 268168
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  • The Squaw Man: A Novel by Faversham, Julie Opp. Adapted from the play by Edwin Milton Royle
    Faversham, Julie Opp. Adapted from the play by Edwin Milton Royle
    The Squaw Man: A Novel

    First Edition Thus

    New York: 1906. 294 pages with 14 pages of other titles from Grosset & Dunlap. B/W illustrations from the play production. Photo inlay of cowboy on front cover. ISBN: B089KN7H5W.

    First edition thus. A very good copy in brown cloth covers with photograph inlay on front cover and ruling and lettering in green on front cover and spine. Edge and corner wear. Photo edges are chipped and photo is scuffed. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 268167
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  • The Human Species by de Quatrefages, A.
    de Quatrefages, A.
    The Human Species

    London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1879. 498 pages with 32 pages of Kagan Paul publications. International Scientific Series, No. XXVI. ISBN: 281AIB1051145.

    Later printing. A very good copy in decorated red cloth covers with decorations and lettering in black. Edge and corner wear with spine edges frayed and upper edge torn. Bookplate of former owner on rear pastedown. Spine faded. Ink stamp of A. L. Kroeber on title page. No dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 268166
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  • La Ko Ta Rodeo and Fair and Other Poems by Berry, Bonnie R.
    Berry, Bonnie R.
    La Ko Ta Rodeo and Fair and Other Poems

    First Edition

    Fremont, Nebraska: [Woodruff Printing Company], 1939. 55 pages. Bonnie Berry was a member of the Sioux Indian Field Service at Pine Ridge who was adopted into the Sioux Tribe. ISBN: 281AIB1051143.

    Signed by the author on front free endpaper. First edition (first printing). Near fine copy in blue pebbled cloth with decoration and lettering in bright gilt on front cover. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 268165
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  • This Fortunate Man, remarks upon the occasion of a dinner given in his honor at the hotel St. Francis, San Francisco, April 9, 1946 by Taylor, Edward DeWitt. Walter Held (tribute). Donald Tresidder (introduction)
    Taylor, Edward DeWitt. Walter Held (tribute). Donald Tresidder (introduction)
    This Fortunate Man, remarks upon the occasion of a dinner given in his honor at the hotel St. Francis, San Francisco, April 9, 1946

    First Edition

    Stanford University Press, 1948. 29 pages. Limited to 100 copies printed for members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco. ISBN: B000OXB3XQ.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in decorated paper over boards and red cloth covers with title in gilt on spine and phrase "with these twenty-six soldiers of lead I have conquered the world" in gilt on front cloth cover. Mild edge wear. No dust jacket as issued. With printed card from Herbert Rothchild inviting fellow Roxburghers to his home on May 15, 1933, before the regular meeting of the club.

    Book ID: 268164
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  • Letters From the Mountain; It's Not; The Need of True Prayer; Adoration to the Godhead (from the Super-Sutras); Sermon of "The Old Man of Dragon-Orchard (from the Super-Satras) [poems] by Perry, Charles
    Perry, Charles
    Letters From the Mountain; It's Not; The Need of True Prayer; Adoration to the Godhead (from the Super-Sutras); Sermon of "The Old Man of Dragon-Orchard (from the Super-Satras) [poems]

    First Edition

    N. Pl., ?San Francisco: Charles Perry, n.d., ca. 1960s. Five 11 x 8.5 inch sheets with typed poem on each page, printed on recto only. Perry, born 1941, worked for The Rolling Stone from 1968 to 1976 when he left to write 'The Haight-Ashbury: A History.' He later became a food writer with the Los Angeels Times. ISBN: 281AIB1051141.

    Signed by the author at bottom of each sheet. First edition (first printing). Very good typed copies.

    Book ID: 268157
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  • Neiman, Gilbert (editor)
    Between Worlds: An International Magazine of Creativity (Volume 1, Number 1)

    First Edition

    Denver: Inter American University, 1960. 189 pages. 6 by 9 inches. With contributions by William S. Burroughs, James Purdy, Gary Snyder, Edward Abbey, Herman Hesse, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and others. ISBN: 281AIB1051139.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Spine toned. A bit dusty.

    Book ID: 268155
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  • A Discourse on the Administration of Discipline by Hedding, Elijah
    Hedding, Elijah
    A Discourse on the Administration of Discipline

    First Edition

    New York: G. Lane & P. P. Sandford, 1842. 91 pages. Hedding (1780-1852) was Methodist Episcopal Church bishop from 1824. This discourse was delivered in 1841 at the Philadelphia, Newark, Providence and Maine conferences. ISBN: B00IBPQHE4.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in leather covers with bright gilt lettering and ruling on spine. Spine title is edge chipped but not affecting the lettering. 1/4 inch of leather on lower spine edge is missing. Inscription, not from author, to prior owner, dated 1853.

    Book ID: 268153
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  • Roderick Taliaferro: A Story of Maximillian's Empire by Cook, George Cram
    Cook, George Cram
    Roderick Taliaferro: A Story of Maximillian's Empire

    First Edition

    New York: Macmillan Company, 1903. 482 pages. B/W illustrations by Seymour M. Stone. Cook (1873-1924) founded the Provincetown Players on Cape Cod in 1915, considered the first American theatre company. Previously, he taught creative writing at University of Iowa from 1896-1899, perhaps the first such course ever offered. ISBN: B00069Y1YQ.

    Inscribed by the author on half-title page: "Dear Mr. W. Russell Cole:- I appreciate your kindness in wanting to see my crabbed characters on this fly-leaf, and sign myself, Yours cordially, George C. Cook." First edition (first printing). A very good copy in decorated green cloth covers with decorations in dark green and lettering in gilt. Mild edge wear. Dark spot on right front cover edge. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 268151
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  • It Happened in PRK by Hoff, H. S. (William Cooper)
    Hoff, H. S. (William Cooper)
    It Happened in PRK

    First Edition

    New York: Coward-McCann, 1934. 274 pages. Harry Summerfield Hoff (1910-2002) also wrote novels as William Cooper. This is his first novel. It was titled 'Trina' in the first British edition. ISBN: B009GPLSR4.

    First US edition (first printing). A very good copy in blue cloth with yellow decoration on front cover and bright yellow lettering on spine. Mild edge wear. Ex-lib (Wit & Wisdom Library, San Francisco) with their ink stamp on front free endpaper and removed library pocket from front pastedown. No other library marks. No dust jacket. A handsome copy.

    Book ID: 268150
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  • The White Negro by Mailer, Norman
    Mailer, Norman
    The White Negro

    First Edition

    San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1957. Unpaginated, 27 pages. Originally published in Dissent Magazine, this is Mailer's "superficial reflections on the hipster," with criticisms by Jean Malaquais and Ned Polsky followed by Mailer's responses. ISBN: B0006ED4JY.

    First edition (first printing), priced 35 cents on the cover. Very good in wrappers (paperback). Some edge wear, with an off-center shallow bend down the middle.

    Book ID: 268146
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