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  • Teruz, Orlando. Valdenir Dutra (editor). Antonio Bento (introduction)
    Teruz. 10 Reporducoes. O pinto dos Temas Populares Brasileiros

    First Edition

    N. Pl: Graphica Riex, 1973. 10 loose single page prints, each holograph signed, with 3 page introduction, in titled winged folder. In brown cloth and leatherette spine covers with metal label on front cover. ISBN: 281AIB1049091.

    Signed by the artist on each print. First edition (first printing). Near fine copy. Small white stain to lower front leatherette.

    Book ID: 264563
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  • Donleavy, J. P.
    The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B. (Advance Reader's Copy)

    New York: Seymour Lawrence / Delacorte Press, 1968. 403 pages. Advance Reader's Copy of the novel. ISBN: 281AIB1049089.

    Advance Reader's Copy. A very good copy in wrappers.

    Book ID: 264562
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  • Donleavy, J. P.
    The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B. (Advance Reader's Copy)

    New York: Seymour Lawrence / Delacorte Press, 1968. 403 pages. Advance Reader's Copy of the novel. ISBN: 281AIB1049089.

    Very good in wrappers (paperback). Signed by the author. With 3-page typed review by Andre Michalopoulos stapled to half-title.

    Book ID: 264561
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  • Guayasamin, Oswaldo. Carrioin, Benjamin (introduction)
    Huacaynan: El Camino Del Llanto / The Way of Tears

    Quito: Casa De La Cultura Ecuatoriana, 1953. 43 separate sheets, most folding, organized by theme: Indio, 12 folding, 3 single sheets; Mestizo: 13 folding, 3 single sheets; Negro, 8 folding, 1 single sheet; Portraits, 2 folding (with 3 images); Mural, 1 folding sheet. Folded sheets have more than one image. Additional commentary by Alfredo Pareja Diezcanseco, Julio E. Payro, Alejandro Carrion, Jorge Romero Brest, Pedro Jorge Vera, Alfred Frankenstein, Jorge Carrera Andrade, A. K., Atanasion Viteri, and Carlos Bravomalo Roatta. Text in English and Spanish. One color tipped-in plate on Catalogue page. ISBN: B002QYEYNM.

    Signed by the artist on colophon page. Limited edition, #495/700 copies. Very good copy in ribbon-tied illustrated white thick paper portfolio. The front cover has a long, 13 inch, closed tear from lower spine margin almost to the top of the cover page.The cover is tanned at edges and on spine. Cover is worn at corners and edges. Stamp of Leonardo J. Munoz on rear of cover

    Book ID: 264559
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  • Donleavy, J. P.
    The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B. (Advance Reader's Copy)

    New York: Seymour Lawrence / Delacorte Press, 1968. 403 pages. Advance Reader's Copy of the novel. ISBN: 281AIB1049089.

    Advanced Reader's Copy. Very good in wrappers (paperback); toning to spine and unevenly to rear cover. Signed by the author. With publisher's typed letter to a bookseller laid in.

    Book ID: 264560
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  • Portinari, Candido.Drummond de Andrade, Carlos (intoduction)
    Portinari: Mestres do Desenho

    First Edition

    Sao Paulo: Editora Cultrix, n.d. 15 loose B/W plates with 3 page introduction. Enclosed in portfolio with ribbon ties. Text in Portuguese. 19 x 13.5 inches. ISBN: 281AIB1049088.

    First edition (first printing). Limited edition, #4403, of 1000 copies numbered from 3301-4300. A very good copy in cream paper over boards and white cloth covers with signature in black on front cover. Slight scuffing and edge wear to covers.

    Book ID: 264557
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  • Elkus, Richard J.
    Alamos: A Philosophy in Living

    First Edition

    San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1965. Unpaginated. One-half brown suede with yellow, tan, and orange striped cloth covers. Embossed title in black on front cover. Pages deckle edged. Photographs and essay by the author. The last major book of the Grabhorn Press. 24 B/W mounted photographs. ISBN: B0007ECY26.

    Signed by Elkus and Robert and Edwin Grabhorn on colophon page. Limited edition, #76/487 copies. First edition (first printing). Near fine copy. Folded prospectus for book enclosed.

    Book ID: 264556
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  • Palmquist, Peter E.
    Shadowcatchers II: A Directory of Women in California Photography 1900-1920

    First Edition

    Arcata, California: Peter E. Palmquist, 1991. 352 pages. Continues Palmquist's directory of active women photographers in California after 1901. Limited to 500 copies. B/W illustrations. ISBN: 9780809559510.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 264555
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  • Rather, Lois
    Encounters: Some Incidents of Literary History

    First Edition

    Oakland: Rather Press, 1972. 74 pages plus 2 page index and one page titled "Printer's Progress", describing the artistic inspiration for this book. The encounters described are between Joaquin Miller & Elbert Hubbard; George Sterling & Upton Sinclair; and Ina Coolbrith's association with the literati of her time. ISBN: B0006CAVVK.

    First edition (first printing). Limited edition, #8/80 copies. Very good copy in decorated red paper over boards and black cloth covers with bright gold lettering on spine. Accompanied by printed card: "Here's a gift for you, & here's to me! A book for you, Happy Birthday to me! The date was - well, let me see October 19, 1??3. Cheers!!!! CLIF". Upper corners bumped. Slight scuff on rear cover. Inscription to prior owner on front free endpaper (not from author).No dust jacket as issued

    Book ID: 264552
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  • Rather, Clif
    One-Handy Man (A MANual for Handicapped Printers)

    First Edition

    Oakland: The Rather Press, 1971. 10 pages. ISBN: B001CPOGPC.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine copy in illustrated paper over boards and black cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. No dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 264535
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  • Rather, Lois
    An Amateur in the Archives

    First Edition

    Oakland: The Rather Press, 1975. 9 pages. Comments prepared for the annual meeting of the Society of California Archivists at Bancroft Library. Limited to 150 copies. This copy one of very few in hardcover. We have a large collection of items from The Rather Press. Please inquire if interested. ISBN: B002DXSW2U.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in paper over boards and green cloth covers with paper label on spine. One inch dark mark on lower margins of covers. Covers with slight scuffing.

    Book ID: 264534
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  • Rather, Lois
    Life With Sammi

    First Edition

    Oakland: 1970. 22 pages. Limited to 80 copies. We have a large collection of The Rather Press. Please inquire for more details. ISBN: 281AIB1049075.

    Card enclosed in author's hand: "A sentimental keepsake! - if you like cats." Unsigned. First edition (first printing). Near fine in yellow paper over boards with black illustration and lettering. Slight scuffing to covers. No dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 264533
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  • Rather, Lois and Clif
    Strictly Amateur: A Personalized Manual of Bookbinding

    First Edition

    Oakland: The Rather Press, 1971. 27 pages plus Addenda, Colophon and 3 pages of illustrations. Printed on Stoneridge paper. ISBN: B000L6P7MY.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in illustrated paper over boards and gray cloth covers with black lettering on spine. Some tanning to covers, else fine.

    Book ID: 264532
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  • Rather, Lois
    Books and Societies

    First Edition

    Oakland: The Rather Press, 1971. 89 pages. Limited to 137 copies. ISBN: 281AIB1049073.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in red cloth covers with bright gilt lettering on spine. Accompanied by 2 sheets, one comically explaining printing errors in the book, the other promoting books by The Rather Press, both printed by the Rathers.

    Book ID: 264531
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  • Rather, Lois
    Some "Little Magazines"

    First Edition

    Oakland: The Rather Press, 1971. 99 pages. Limited to 148 copies. ISBN: 281AIB1049070.

    Signed by the author on title page. First edition (first printing). Near fine copy in bright orange covers with bright gilt lettering oin spine. No dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 264530
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  • Sitwell, Sacheverell
    The Rose-Pink Chapel

    First Edition

    (N.-pl. but Daventry): (n.p.), (n.d. but 1978). [12] pages. ISBN: 281AIB1049072.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in pink, stapled wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 264529
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  • Rather, Lois
    Oakland's Image: A History of Oakland, California

    First Edition

    Oakland: 1972. 161 pages. The Rather Press's largest project. Limited to 115 copies. ISBN: B005KDNMYS.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in decorated paper over boards and green cloth covers with bright gilt lettering on spine. Dark one inch mark on lower cover margins. Stain (food?) on page 62-3. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 264528
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  • Flynn, Tony; introduction by Douglas Dunn
    Separations: Poems (Proem Pamphlet No. 1)

    First Edition

    West Yorkshire: Proem Pamphlets, 1976. [20] pages. ISBN: 9780905125008.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in stapled wrappers (paperback). Signed by Flynn and Dunn.

    Book ID: 264527
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  • Harvey, Andrew; introduction by John Wain
    Winter Scarecrow: Poems

    First Edition

    West Yorkshire: Proem Pamphlets, 1977. [20] pages. ISBN: 9780905125015.

    First edition (first printing). Staples rusted else a fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Signed by both Harvey and Wain.

    Book ID: 264526
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  • Barleu (van Baerle, Barlaeos), Caspar. Traducao e Anotacoes de Claudio Brandao
    Historio dos feitos recentemente praticados Brasil e noutras partes sob o governo do ilustrissimo Joao Mauricio Conde de Nassau, Etc., ora governador de Wesel, Tenente-General de Cavalaria das Provincias Unidas sob o Principe de Orange

    First Edition Thus

    Rio de Janeiro: Ministerio da Educacao, 1940. 424 pages with 55 leaves of plates, most folded, of portraits, maps, views, etc. Plates are reproduced from the 1647 Latin edition. In 1647 Barleu wrote an account of the Dutch colonial empire in Brazil inspired by the leadership of John Mauricio of Nassau, who was appointed governor of the Dutch West India Company in 1637 and continued as governor until 1644. Limited edition. ISBN: 281AIB1049067.

    First edition thus. A very fine copy in full leather covers over boards with gold insignia and lettering. Covers with bevelled edges. Spine with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Binding by A. V. Emmott & Sons, Houston. Presentation copy signed by the Minister of Education with typed presentation (translated from Portugeuse): "Rio, 7.7.40 Mr. Judge Florencio de Abreu, I am pleased to offer you an example of the work of Caspar Barleu - 'Brasil under the rule of Joao Mauricio de Nassar', translated and published by the Ministry of Education. With the expression of my high intellectual appreciation, (signature follows)." Presentation slip bound in preceding the half-title page. The presentation slip and front free endpaper have rust marks from removed paperclip.

    Book ID: 264525
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  • Remarque, Erich Marie
    All Quiet on the Western Front

    Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1929. ISBN: B001LY9HXA.

    First edition, reprinted October, 1929. A very good copy in gray patterned cloth cover with red and black lettering. Mild cover soiling. Dust jacket is good only with edge and corner wear, chips missing from edges, closed tear to front cover repaired from rear with adhesive stamps.

    Book ID: 65421
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  • Whittier, John G.
    Poems

    New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, n.d., ca. 1892. 319 pages. ISBN: 281AIB1049065.

    Later edition. A very good copy in decorated green cloth covers with bright gilt on cover and spine.All page edges gilt. Edge and corner wear. A handsome copy. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 264523
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  • Brown, Cecil
    The Life and Loves of Mr. Jiveass Nigger

    First Edition

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1969. 213 pages. ISBN: 9780214651540.

    First edition (first printing), so stated. A very good copy in black cloth with white lettering. Covers with few small white spots. Dust jacket, not clipped, is scuffed with 1 inch closed tear on front near spine.

    Book ID: 264522
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  • Devereux, George. Introduction by Margaret Mead
    Reality and Dreams: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian. Revised edition

    New York University Press, 1969. 615 pages. Classic work updated by the author with a new introduction and a preface by Margaret Mead. ISBN: 281AIB1049063.

    Revised edition. A very good copy in orange cloth covers with bright gilt lettering on spine. Very good dust jacket with mild edge and corner wear and small closed edge tears. Spine slightly tanned.

    Book ID: 264521
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  • Dilnot, Frank
    Mad Sir Peter

    First Edition

    New York: The Macmillan Company, 1932. 315 pages. Dilnot was an English author and journalist. This book is a historical novel. ISBN: B000WXLFHM.

    First US edition (first printing). A very good copy in orange cloth covers with black lettering. Mild edge wear, Spine edges rolled. Dust jacket is clipped, with edge and corner wear, some fading to left side of front of the jacket and edge chips.

    Book ID: 264520
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  • Flower, Rousseau Hayner
    Montoya and Related Colonial Corals (Part I): Organisms Attached to Montoya Corals(Part II). Text Section and Plate Section. (2 Volumes)

    First Edition

    Socorro, New Mexico: State Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 1961. 229 pages with 52 full-page plates. ISBN: B0007EE2NK.

    First edition (first printing). Very good plus copies in white wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 264519
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  • Wigglesworth, V. B.
    The Control of Growth and Form: A Study of the Epidermal Cell in an Insect.

    First Edition

    Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, (1959). 135 pages. Monograph originally presented as as six Messenger Lectures on the Evolution of Civilization at Cornell University, 1958. ISBN: 281AIB1042575.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine glassine wrapper. Wrapper with few small edge chips.

    Book ID: 264518
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  • Blyakher, L. Ya.
    History of Embryology in Russia from the Middle of the Eighteenth to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

    First Edition

    Published for the Smithsonian Institution Libraries and the National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., By the Al Ahram Center for Scientific Translations, 1982. 673 pages. Translated from Russian. With 48 B/W figures. ISBN: B000GTND0O.

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

    Book ID: 264517
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  • Hayami, Itaru
    Lower Cretaceous Marine Pelecypods of Japan

    Fukuoka: 1965. Memoirs of the Faculty of Science Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, Vol. XVII, No. 2: pp. 73-150, with tables and plates. ISBN: 281AIB1049058.

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

    Book ID: 264516
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  • Yanagida, Juichi; Shuto, Tsugio
    Carboniferous Brachiopods from Akiyoshi, Southwest Japan, Part II. With: Turrid Gastropods from the Upper Pleistocene Meshima Shell Bed

    Fukuoka: 1965. Memoirs of the Faculty of Science Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, Vol. XVI, No. @: pp. 113-207, with plates, figures and tables. ISBN: 281AIB1049057.

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

    Book ID: 264515
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