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  • Bukowski, Charles
    What They Want

    First Edition

    Santa Barbara: Maurice F. Neville, 1977. Single sheet folded with poem on inside page. Printed "To celebrate the opening of Maurice F. Neville Rare Books.". ISBN: 281AIB1050921.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in cream wrappers (paperback), printed in 3 colors. Few spots on lower front cover. With 3.75 x 2.6 inch card printed in red "Greetings Josephine & Jake Zeitlin."

    Book ID: 267752
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  • Rand, Ayn (editor)
    The Objectivist. Vol. 7, No. 5, May, 1968

    First Edition

    New York: The Objectivist, Vol. 7, No. 5, May, 1968, complete. Contains Rand, "To Whom It May Concern," regarding her break with, and repudiation of, Nathaniel and Barbara Branden, pp. 1-8. ISBN: B00KD1LFKU.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Waring Jones's copy with his notes and marks in red pen on the text. Copy near fine other than text marks by Jones.

    Book ID: 267751
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  • Booth, Martin
    The Dying

    First Edition

    Knotting, Bedfordshire: Sceptre Press, 1978. 2 page poem. ISBN: 9780706803914.

    First edition (first printing). Limited to 150 numbered copies. A fine copy in red wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 267750
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  • Krapf, Norbert
    Song of the Music Stand

    First Edition

    Wellington, Northamptonshire: Sceptre Press, 1977. 3 page poem. ISBN: B004VJF9QQ.

    First edition (first printing). Limited edition, #95/150 copies. A fine copy in green wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 267749
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  • DeDurantibus, Vincentius; Giles Talceta; and Gerards Burgragus
    The State of the Church of Rome When the Reformation Began, as it Appears by the Advices Given to Paul III and Julius III by Creatures of Their Own. The Preface

    First Edition

    London: Printed for William Rogers at the Sun and Samuel Smith, 1688. 34 pages of Preface with the Imprimatur page and the Title Page. 7.75 x 6.5 inches. ISBN: 281AIB1050913.

    First edition (first printing). Very good copy. With release stamp of Harvard College Library on verso of title page.

    Book ID: 267744
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  • Perron, Lee
    In a Meadow Close by Kenneth Rexroth's Cabin at Devil's Gulch

    First Edition

    Berkeley: palOmine Press, 2005. Small broadside, 8.25 x 5.5 inches, printed in 2 colors on gray stock. Limited to 126 copies. ISBN: 281AIB1050912.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy.

    Book ID: 267743
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  • Lewis, Wyndham. Essay by John Rothenstein
    Wyndham Lewis and Vorticism The Tate Gallery, 6 July-19 August 1956

    First Edition

    London: Tate Gallery Publications, 1956. 35 pages. Exhibition catalogue with 10 B/W illustrations and 1 in color. ISBN: B0006EP7X0.

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

    Book ID: 267737
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  • Drinkwater, John (foreword)
    Cumberland Hotel

    London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1933. 31 pages. Illustrated with etchings. ISBN: B000ITWRMC.

    Second edition. A very good copy in marbled paper over boards with 'Cumberland Hotel' in gilt on front cover. Pocket at rear is empty. Mild edge wear to covers. Clear plastic wrapper.

    Book ID: 267736
    Keywords: Collectible, England
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  • O"Neill, Eugene
    In the Zone

    First Edition

    New York: The Dramatists Play Service by Random House, 1923. 32 pages. ISBN: 281AIB1050904.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in brown wrappers (paperback). Covers with mild soiling.

    Book ID: 267735
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  • Heyen, William
    Cardinals / The Cardinal

    First Edition

    Derry, Pennsylvania: Rook Press, 1976. Single sheet folded into thirds with 2 poems and illustration on one side of sheet. Illustration by William Lint. ISBN: B000I7YWSQ.

    Signed by the author. Limited edition, #34/96 copies. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in illustrated red wrappers (paperback), sewn. With unaddressed publisher's envelope, #34 on upper right of envelope.

    Book ID: 267733
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  • Bukowski, Charles
    Those Marvelous Lunches

    Santa Rosa: 6 page poem printed as "A New Year's Greeting from Black Sparrow Press, 1993.". ISBN: B00166GD1W.

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

    Book ID: 267731
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  • Gunn, Thom. George Bixby
    Poem After Chaucer

    First Edition Thus

    New York: Albondocani Press. Printed by William Ferguson, 1971. Poem printed as "Holiday Greetings and Best Wishes for the Coming Year," by Albondocani Press, 1971. Limited to 300 copies. George Bixby was the publisher of the Press. ISBN: B0000EEU9Z.

    Inscribed by publisher: "To Arthur (Strange) from George." First edition thus. A fine copy in yellow wrappers (paperback). With typed addressed envelope

    Book ID: 267730
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  • Horner, Inman
    The Inter-Continental Trade of Bering Straits

    First Edition

    N.Pl: n.p, ca. 1900. pp. 29-33, offprint from Num. and Antiq. Soc. Proc., 1892-1898, with plate map, "Map of the Bering Strait Region, copied from chart of the U.S.C.O.G.S.". ISBN: 281AIB1050899.

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

    Book ID: 267729
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  • Soto, Gary
    Promotional Photo (by Caroline Soto)

    San Francisco: 1990. B/W photograph, 8 x 5 inches. With 2 typed page press release from Chronicle Books promoting the upcoming publication of poetry for the first time with books by Gary Soto, "Who Will Know Us;" and "Body in Flames/Cuerpo en Llmasa," by Francisco Alarcon. ISBN: 281AIB1050891.

    Photo is fine. Press release is wrinkled and has been folded once horizontally.

    Book ID: 267727
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  • Depew, Wally
    Scream Poem

    First Edition

    Sacramento: Runcible Spoon, 1970. 15 printed pages, 1 page blank: 8 pages printed on recto only. 13 x 8.5 inches. ISBN: B07RG3SP3J.

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

    Book ID: 267725
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  • Dorn, Edward
    Gunslinger Book III: The Winterbook, Prologue to the Great Book III Kornerstone

    First Edition

    West Newbury, Massachusetts: Frontier Press, 1972. Unpaginated, 37 pages. Tall, 12 x 8 inches. ISBN: B000RCBYLU.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in illustrated wrappers (paperback), stapled. Some tanning to edges.

    Book ID: 267722
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  • Jones, May
    The Bottle Trail

    First Edition

    Bishop, California: May Jones. Printed by Chalfant Press, 1961. Unpaginated, 36 pages. Illustrated with B/W drawings. Much on California bottles; California Packing Company; J. A. Folger. ISBN: 281AIB1050889.

    Inscribed by the author: "Maybe our old bottles are empty - but much better and more healthful that way - (maybe). Carry a full new one if you wish - but be real careful that you don't hurt the old empty. C? B. Bug and "Bottle Head' May Jones." First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Covers mildly soiled.

    Book ID: 267713
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  • (Warren, Robert Penn)
    Robert Penn Warren: A Soviet-American Perspective: A Symposium

    First Edition

    Grenada, Mississippi: University of Mississippi. Printed at Salt-Works Press, 1987. One sheet folded to create 4 pages, 11x 8.5 inches when folded. Photograph of Warren, by William Ferris, glued to front of brochure. Symposium featured Russian and American scholars and was sponsored by The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University; Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi; and A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature. ISBN: 281AIB1050888.

    Signed: Robert Penn Warren 8/12/87. First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Glue marks from pasted photo have discolored the photo and second page.

    Book ID: 267712
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  • Forderer Cornice Works
    Elevator Car Design No. 701, 701 with details, 715, 777 (4 plates)

    San Francisco: Forderer Cornice Works, ca. 1930s. Four plates on heavy paper, 11 x 8.5 inches, printed in color on yellow background. Forderer Cornice Works was founded by Joseph Forderer, born in Baden-Baden (1850), in San Francisco in 1875. ISBN: 281AIB1050887.

    Four plates are near fine except for punched holes on left margin.

    Book ID: 267711
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  • General Bronze Corporation
    Eight Plates Illustrating Work of General Bronze Corporation

    Long Island City, New York and Minneapolis, Minnesota: General Bronze Corporation, early 1930s. Eight 11 x 8.5 inch plates printed on single side illustrating a variety of work done by the company: Elevator Doors, South Office Building, Harrisburg; Interior of Banking Lobby, Federal Reserve Building, Cleveland; Doorway, Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Building; Entrance, Midland Bank, Cleveland,; Elevator Door, Northwestern National Bank, Minneapolis; Counterscreen and Check Desk, New Ohio Bank, Toledo; Garden Bronzes; Tablets and Memorials. ISBN: 281AIB1050886.

    Plates are near fine, printed in B/W with decorative borders.

    Book ID: 267710
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  • Castle, John and Arthur Hailey
    Flight into Danger: A Novel of Suspense

    First Edition

    London: Souvenir Press, 1958. 162 pages. Originally written as a playscript purchased by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and telecast on 3 April 1956. It was adapted as a novel by John Castle (pseudonym for Ronald Payne and John Garrod) with Hailey credited as co-author. Filmed as "Zero Hour!' (Paramount) in 1957 and for television in 1971 as "Terror in the Sky." Hailey's first book. ISBN: 281AIB1050878.

    Signed by the authors on label pasted to front free endpaper: "John Castle / With best wishes - Arthur Hailey, Ontario, March, 1959." First British edition (first printing). Near fine copy in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering on spine. Some spotting to top page edges. Near fine dust jacket, price clipped, with mild edge wear

    Book ID: 267706
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  • Redding, M. Wolcott
    Ruins and Relics of the Holy City

    First Edition

    New York: Redding & Co, 1871. 66 pages. 4 illustrated plates, 2 of which are folding. Plan of Jerusalem is missing. ISBN: 281AIB1050876.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering on front cover. Some cover soiling with cover edge and corner wear. Spine edges rolled. Presentation, not by author, to former owner with date on front free endpaper.

    Book ID: 267703
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  • Newhall, George Almer (president)
    Fifty-second Annual report of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

    First Edition

    San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 1902. 221 pages. Includes Annual Statistics: A Commercial and Financial Record with Comparative Notes; The Trade of San Francisco and Estimated Yield of the Leading Products of California. ISBN: 281AIB1050874.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Covers soiled and tanned at edges. Small chip missing from top spinbe edge.

    Book ID: 267701
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  • Craig, Hugh (president)
    Forty-seventh Annual Report of the Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco

    First Edition

    Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco, 1897. 158 pages. Includes Annual Statistics: Compiled Expressly for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; A Concise Record of Commercial and Financial Events in 1894 , with Comparative Data; The Trade of San Francisco, and Incendentally of the State; Gains and Losses During the Past Year. Many tables included. ISBN: 281AIB1050873.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Cover edges soiled and darkened. Small chips missing from front cover.

    Book ID: 267700
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  • Dimond, W. H. (president)
    Forty-fifth Annual Report of the Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco

    First Edition

    Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco, 1895. 134 pages. Includes Annual Statistics: Compiled Expressly for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; A Concise Record of Commercial and Financial Events in 1894 , with Comparative Data; The Trade of San Francisco, and Incendentally of the State; Gains and Losses During the Past Year. Many tables included. ISBN: 281AIB1050872.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Covers lightly soiled and tanned at edges.

    Book ID: 267699
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  • Lynn, Edward
    The Moon is a Vixen

    First Edition

    Los Angeles: El Camino Press, 1941. 24 pages. ISBN: 281AIB0019553.

    Inscribed by the author opposite title page: "To Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rose, Sincerely, Edward Lynn." First edition (first printing). A very good copy in brown cloth covers with bright blue lettering on front cover. Spine is spotted and front cover edge is darkened. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 267697
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  • Athey Tractor Company
    Athey Tractor Company Manufaccturers of the Athey Truss Wheels: The New Type Frictionless Band Wheel

    Chicago: Athey Tractor Company, n.d., ca. 1930. Single large sheet, 18 x 12 inches, folded, into pamphlet, 6 x 4.5 inches, with printed description, construction, and capacity details for logging wagon or trailer with 12 B/W photographs of the wheels in operation. ISBN: 281AIB1050870.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy printed on yellow paper. Red pencil writing on rear face of pamphlet.

    Book ID: 267696
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  • McKay, Phoebe
    linoleum print untitled

    N.Pl: Phoebe McKay, n.d. Linoleum print, 5.75 x 4.75 inches, printed in red of female head. Phoebe is the daughter of Donald and Dorothy McKay. ISBN: 281AIB1050868.

    Signed by the artist, "P, McKay," #68/69. First edition (first printing). A fine copy,

    Book ID: 267693
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  • Aihara, Herman (editor)
    The Macrobiotic, Vol. 9, No. 2 and No. 3 (2 items)

    First Edition

    Los Angeles: Ignoramus Press of the Ohsawa Foundation, Inc, n.d. Each issue 24 pages. 9.75 x 6.75 inches. ISBN: 281AIB1050867.

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

    Book ID: 267692
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  • John Barnard
    holograph letter to Mr. (Joseph) Gold

    Leeds: NPA (New Poets Award), 1970. John Barnard was an educator, Keats scholar and long-time editor of the Longman Annotated English Poets. He was a member of the Editorial Boaard for the NPA at the time of this letter. ISBN: 281AIB1050861.

    Holograph letter, approximately 100 words, dated 6 May, 1970, thanking Gold for his subscription and support and inquiring if they can add his name as supporter 'at the end of our volume next year.' Previously folded.

    Book ID: 267687
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