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  • Ancient China: 2,000 Years of Mystery and Adventure to Unlock and Discover (Treasure Chests series) by Liu, Chao-Hui Jenny
    Liu, Chao-Hui Jenny
    Ancient China: 2,000 Years of Mystery and Adventure to Unlock and Discover (Treasure Chests series)

    First Edition

    Philadelphia: Running Press, 1996. 7 by 8-1/2 inches. A kit for children; contains a brush and ink set with instructions for making Chinese characters, I-Ching coins to tell the future, a fan, and a model of the Great Wall. ISBN: 9781561387854.

    Near fine, unused set with some fading to the box.

    Book ID: 237897
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  • Au pays de samba diouf: Proverbes africains by Tharaud, Jerome and Jean; illustrated by Mary-Morin
    Tharaud, Jerome and Jean; illustrated by Mary-Morin
    Au pays de samba diouf: Proverbes africains

    First Edition

    Paris: Editions Radot, 1927. 9 by 11 inches. 12 leaves, including 3 pages of text followed by 30 individual poichoirs after watercolors by Mary-Maurin of Senegal and the Sudan. Each illustration is captioned in French with an African proverb. Published in an edition of 250 copies. Uncommon. ISBN: 281AIB1040907.

    First edition (first printing). Fine sheets in a blue folding portfolio. Lacking the original decorative outer sleeve, as usual. Copy 174 of 250.

    Book ID: 206618
    Keywords: Africa, Novelty
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  • Poland / 1931 by Rothenberg, Jerome
    Rothenberg, Jerome
    Poland / 1931

    (N.-pl. but Santa Barbara): Unicorn Press, 1970. leaf one - leaf eleven. An experimental ethnopoetic anthology written, Rothenberg later said, "in a world of Jewish mystics, thieves, & madmen (Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture, pg. 35)." Printed on loose, handmade Japanese paper housed in cloth boards. One of 550 numbered copies, 1-50 were numbered and signed by the author, and 51-550 were numbered. There was also a lettered edition A-J hors commerce. ISBN: B002FZ7EE8.

    Limited trade edition number 269. Near fine leaves with a few light creases, in a near fine cloth case with a bit of toning to paper lining and pockets. Map and two photo-illustrated cards laid in. Association copy. Inscribed to fellow poet Diane di Prima: "with much love & admiration, Jerome."

    Book ID: 211729
    Keywords: Novelty, Poetry
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  • A Family History of California (Part I) [bound with] Growing Up in Nevada City: Part II by Webb, Catherine J. Graphics by Cathy Harder. Woodblock cover print by Gary Goren
    Webb, Catherine J. Graphics by Cathy Harder. Woodblock cover print by Gary Goren
    A Family History of California (Part I) [bound with] Growing Up in Nevada City: Part II

    First Edition

    [Berkeley]: [Type-Ink-Berkeley], 1975. 252 pages. The book tells some of the personal history of Catherine Webb but covers family history, social changes and family adventures. Part I begins in 1832 and ends in 1911 in Mexico at the time of the Mexican Revolution. Part II begins in 1911 in Nevada City and ends in the mid-1920s. Illustrations in black-and-white. Woodblock print by Gary Goren on cover. 11.5 x 9 inches. ISBN: B001QSA61I.

    Inscribed by the author and graphic designer on title page to Part I. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in cardstock covers with metal prong clip holding pages.

    Book ID: 78696
    Keywords: California, Novelty
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  • Cook!: Favorite Recipes from the Kitchen of Michael Pollan by Pollan, Michael
    Pollan, Michael
    Cook!: Favorite Recipes from the Kitchen of Michael Pollan

    First Edition

    [San Francisco]: [California Bookstore Day], [2014]. This is a collection of a dozen "or so" recipe cards with short note written by Pollan as an introduction. Housed in a bamboo box with a lid fitted with a groove for holding the recipe being cooked. With lots of space to add your own recipes. Published exclusively for California Bookstore Day in 2014, the number printed and manufactured was small. Box measures 7 by 4-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches. ISBN: 9783002018778.

    First edition (first printing). Fine; recipe cards still sealed. Small, natural imperfections in the bamboo.

    Book ID: 80787
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  • Miniatures California by Jones, Tom
    Jones, Tom
    Miniatures California

    San Francisco: Denison New Company, 1907. Twenty-four leaves of captioned views from black-and-white photographs. Twenty-two of the leaves are on a strip folded accordian-style, with ends attached to inside front and rear covers of a four-flap portfolio.One of a series of miniature viewbooks produced by Jones' Scenic Souvenirs Company in the first decade of the twentieth century. No copy in OCLC. Oblong format, 4.25 x 3.25 inches. ISBN: 281AIB1032122.

    Very good in decorated cardboard portfolio, with oval photograph mounted to front cover. Separation starting along some folds of illustration strip, else VG+ or better. Some wear to portfolio edges.

    Book ID: 144829
    Keywords: Novelty, Postcards
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  • 1930 Fortuna Union High School Megaphone Yearbook (Fortuna, CA) by Fortuna Union High School
    Fortuna Union High School
    1930 Fortuna Union High School Megaphone Yearbook (Fortuna, CA)

    Fortuna, CA: Fortuna Union High School, 1930. ISBN: 281AIB1036936.

    A very good copy.

    Book ID: 181251
    Keywords: Novelty, Yearbook
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  • 1929 Fortuna Union High School Megaphone Yearbook (Fortuna, CA) by Fortuna Union High School
    Fortuna Union High School
    1929 Fortuna Union High School Megaphone Yearbook (Fortuna, CA)

    Fortuna, CA: Fortuna Union High School, 1929. ISBN: 281AIB1036937.

    A very good copy.

    Book ID: 181252
    Keywords: Novelty, Yearbook
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  • The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 by Carreras, Jose; Placido Domingo; and Luciano Pavarotti
    Carreras, Jose; Placido Domingo; and Luciano Pavarotti
    The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994

    New York: Resorts, 1994. Laser Disc of the World Cup concert at Dodger Stadium, conducted by Zubin Mehta. The tenors performed opera arias, a pop song medley, and a Hollywood film music medley. ISBN: 9786303206660.

    New. Still sealed.

    Book ID: 121372
    Keywords: Film/Movies, Novelty
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  • Dark Command: Cutting Continuity [Original Script] by Burnett, W. R. (novel); screenplay by Jones, Grover; Lionel Houser; and F. Hugh Herbert
    Burnett, W. R. (novel); screenplay by Jones, Grover; Lionel Houser; and F. Hugh Herbert
    Dark Command: Cutting Continuity [Original Script]

    New York: Republic Pictures Corp, [ca. 1940]. 99 pages. 8-1/4 by 14 inch sheets bound with two brass round-head fasteners. Post-production continuity script for the 1940 film adaptation starring Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Roy Rogers and Walter Pidgeon. It was the only film in which the Western icons Wayne and Rogers appeared together. Based on Burnett's 1938 novel. Printed recto only in typescript. ISBN: 281AIB1042959.

    A very good copy. Bradbound. Top edges curled and snagged but not affecting text.

    Book ID: 216446
    Keywords: Film/Movies, Novelty
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