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Duo for Violin and Piano
New York: National Blue Print Co, 1942. 11 by 13-1/2 inches. An early printed edition of this work, issued on blue-print paper, reproducing Sessions' handwritten score (the commercially published edition appeared in 1947). Sessions was an important New York 12-tone composer who won the Pulitzer Prize for music. ISBN: 281AIB1035642.
First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in spiral-bound wrappers (paperback). Inscribed by Sessions in 1944 to Albert Elkus, who brought the composer to UC Berkeley, where Sessions taught for many years. A scarce book, with no copies of this 1942 edition on OCLC. A second version of the score (piano only - your cataloguer believes), printed on a single accordion-fold sheet, is laid in. This edition is also unrecorded. [JSP02]Book ID: 169951More details Price: $650.00
The Character and Influence of the Fur Trade in Wisconsin
Madison: 1889. pp. 52-98 from Proceeding of the Historical Society of Wisconsin. Jackson offered the present study as his dissertation for the doctorate at Johns Hopkins University in 1890. At the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, he read to a group of historians a paper on his now famous theory concerning the frontier. "Without warning he set forth a new hypothesis, and there opened a new peiod in the interpretation of the history of the United States..." Frederick L Paxson in D.A.B. as quoted in Grolier American Hundred, No. 96. ISBN: 281AIB1049785.
First edition of the historian's first separate publication. Barring a few small stains on the front cover, a fine crisp copy in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 265778More details Price: $600.00
Billy Ray's Farm [Letterpress proof, 1of 3]
Decatur, GA: Wisteria Press, 1997. 40 pages. Loose sheets, 12-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches. One of three copies. This essay about a heifer's struggle to birth a calf was later included in a collection titled Billy Ray's Farm: Essays From a Place Called Tula. with a signed, numbered engraving by Barry Moser. ISBN: 281AIB1050648.
First edition (first printing). Light 1-1/2 indentation to first few pages else fine. Signed by the publisher. Signed by the publisher. Moser engraving signed and numbered 4/40.Book ID: 267307
A Brief History of Christ's Hospital, from its Foundation by King Edward the Sixth, to the Present Time. With a List of the Governors
London: Printed by and for Messrs, Nicols and Son, 1820. vi, 92 pages. Pages 43-77 contain Lamb's remarkable essay "On Christ's Hospital, and The Character of The Christ's Hospital Boys." Wilson concludes his "History" by stating: "It was the intention of the writer of this little work to have closed it by attempting a general character of the boys upon the establishment, when he accidentally met with the following account of the Hospital and the Character of the Boys...It was written by a gentleman well known in the literary world, who had himself passed seven years in the Hospital, and was communicated in 1813 to the Editor of the Gentleman's Magazine.". ISBN: 281AIB1048723.
First edition (first printing). Disbound. Very good in wrappers (paperback). Illustrated frontispiece engraving of the hospital. Hand-colored figure on title page. Scattered foxing. Water stains to front endpaper and title page. Front endpaper soiled. Scarce.Book ID: 263975
Crack Cocaine (2 photographs)
Miami Herald, 1985-86. Michel du Cille (1956-2014) was a Jamaican-born photojournalist who won 3 Pulitzer Prizes. In 1988 he was awarded the Feature Photography Pulitzer Prize "for photographs portraying the decay and subsequent rehabilitation of a housing project overrun by the drug crack." These photographs are from that work. ISBN: 281AIB1050600.
Two photographs: 1. dated June 4, 1985, 11 x 8.5 inches. With 'Herald Cutline Information' printed label pasted on rear: "Officer Howard Zeifman, Miami Beach Public Information officer takes one of three suspects who were allegedly working cocaine lab at 6855 Abbott Ave.." 2. dated 10-3-86, 10 x 8 inches. 'Herald Cutline Information' label pasted on rear: "6201 N.E. Second Ave. Saxon Park Motel."Book ID: 267216
A Generous Man [Uncorrected Proof]
New York: Atheneum, 1966. About 300 leaves, printed on one side (rectos) only. A very uncommon proof, presumably issued in very small numbers. This is not the frequently seen advance reading copy. ISBN: 281AIB1034944.
Uncorrected proof, plastic-comb bound in blue cardstock covers with an applied label. A trifle soiled, but still very good to near fine. Laid in is a single sheet titled "An Autobiographical Sketch of Reynolds Price Whose New Novel 'A Generous Man,' Will Be Published on March 25." Arguably, this short essay is Price's scarcest separate publication.Book ID: 162831More details Price: $437.50
Collection of Book-Arts Inspired Christmas Cards
Humboldt County, California: 1994-96; 1999-2003; 2005. NORBAG, founded in 1995, is a group of amateur and semi-professional book artists, who meet regularly to learn new techniques and to exchange work. Just as various amateur press associations and local printers' chappels echo the fine press movement, local book arts guilds use the same techniques and book forms as professional book artists. One common element of book arts guilds and amateur press associations is the regular exchange of work among the members. From the very beginning, NORBAG organized a Christmas card exchange. Present here are cards from the earliest exchanges from the founding year of the organziation, with a few earlier examples. There is also a run of cards from 1999 to…(more)
Humboldt County, California: 1994-96; 1999-2003; 2005. NORBAG, founded in 1995, is a group of amateur and semi-professional book artists, who meet regularly to learn new techniques and to exchange work. Just as various amateur press associations and local printers' chappels echo the fine press movement, local book arts guilds use the same techniques and book forms as professional book artists. One common element of book arts guilds and amateur press associations is the regular exchange of work among the members. From the very beginning, NORBAG organized a Christmas card exchange. Present here are cards from the earliest exchanges from the founding year of the organziation, with a few earlier examples. There is also a run of cards from 1999 to 2005, lacking 2004. The cards offer an interesting look at the amateur book arts, as the participants explore screenprinting, embossing, various book structures, collage techniques, and paper styles. This collection includes more than 100 cards from about three dozen different artists, many contributing cards in multiple years. All in all, an interesting look into the amateur book arts world. ISBN: 281AIB1036819.(less)
Most cards fine; a few with bent corners. Most are signed by the artist, but some are unidentified. This collection came from the estate of one of the founding members of the organization.Book ID: 179216More details Price: $437.50
Noticia de la California y de su conquista temporal y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente. Sacada de la historia manuscrita, formada en Mexico ano de 1739 [3 volumes]
Mexico: L. Alvarez y Alvarez de la Cadena [Editorial Layac], 1943-1944. Three volumes. 169, 348, 255 pages, plus six folding maps (2 in vol. 2 and 4 in volume 3). A reprint of the 1757 original, newly typeset with decorative chapter headings. Volume 3 includes texts by Andres Marcos Burriel, Sebastian Vizcaino, and Ferdinand Konsag, as did the original. An attractive and scarce reprint of a hard-to-obtain Zamorano 80 title (no. 78), published during the Second World War, with maps not included in the original. The book mostly relates to Baja California. ISBN: 281AIB1030883.
Spotting to spine of volume two; one map with a tear in the margin, repaired on the verso (back) with tape. A nice set, seldom encountered. [JSP01]Book ID: 139981
A Severed Head: A Play in Three Acts [Original Playscript]
London: Michael Codron Ltd, (n.d. but ca. 1960s). 8-1/2 by 11 inches. 117 leaves. Murdoch attempted to adapt her novel for the stage but was dissatisfied with the results and nearly abandoned the project. For a while she was working with the West End producer Michael Codron, and they discussed the project on September 29, 1962. Soon after, she sent her working draft to J. B. Priestley, who offered to collaborate on the play. Their joint script became a big hit, playing more than 1000 performances. Codron did not end up producing the play in London and what his involvement was is hard to determine. That he was involved early on but did not have his name associated with…(more)
London: Michael Codron Ltd, (n.d. but ca. 1960s). 8-1/2 by 11 inches. 117 leaves. Murdoch attempted to adapt her novel for the stage but was dissatisfied with the results and nearly abandoned the project. For a while she was working with the West End producer Michael Codron, and they discussed the project on September 29, 1962. Soon after, she sent her working draft to J. B. Priestley, who offered to collaborate on the play. Their joint script became a big hit, playing more than 1000 performances. Codron did not end up producing the play in London and what his involvement was is hard to determine. That he was involved early on but did not have his name associated with the public productions suggests that this playscript dates from late 1962 or early 1963. An uncommon Murdoch and Priestly item. Not on OCLC. ISBN: 281AIB1041150.(less)
Bradbound into paper covers, die cut to reveal the title. Very good; wrappers a bit worn at the corners.Book ID: 207352
August Snow: A Play
(N.-pl.): (n.p.), 1985. 65 pages. 8-1/2 by 11 inches. A typed script printed recto (front side) only. The script was published six years later in Dramatist Play Service series. ISBN: 281AIB1040941.
First edition (first printing). Very good in red wrappers (paperback) with velo binding. Some fading and creasing to covers. Inscribed by Price to his typist Dorothy Roberts ("Dot"): "Still working! With long good years of love & thanks & hope." An ALS to Dot from a co-worker laid in reports news of Price's health. Also laid in is a program from a performance of the play at Berkeley Plantation.Book ID: 206701
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 coverBook ID: 264559
The Texas Arts Journal, Number One: The Manuscript Edition
Dallas: Texas Arts Journal, 1977. 109 pages. 8-3/8 by 10-7/8 inches. Contains Updike's libretto for a Grimm-inspired children's opera, The Fisherman and His Wife. Limited to 22 copies, with a page of the original typescript signed by Updike laid-in to a folder labeled with limitation details. The opera premiered at the Opera Company of Boston in 1970, with score by Gunther Schuller. ISBN: B002WAITHM.
First edition (first printing). Small snag to cover edge, thus a near fine copy; labeled folder and signed typescript page fine (page 28). A photocopied letter from Updike laid-in explains: "I talked Knopf into letting me make it a children's book in format like other opera plots...But when I settled to the task it appeared to me I should spare bookbuyer[s] and booksellers one more volume to deal with." Enclosed in publisher's slipcase with paper label stating edition details. [JSP01]Book ID: 191182
Balada del arbol que fue rosa
Holguin, Cuba: Casa Editora Cuadernos Papiro, 2015. 13-1/2 by 17 inches. 12 leaves printed letterpress on rectos (one-side) only. Several types of paper are used, including sheets made from recycled Communist party newspapers.
Jose Emilio Leyva Azze illustrates Coscia's poems with linocuts, shaped newspaper collages, and hand-colored elements. The binding is done with cord punched through the leaves in a zig-zag patter.
Published in an edition of 100 copies. ISBN: 9789597163527.
Corners slightly bumped, else fine. With a "certificado de autenticacion" laid in. [webonly]Book ID: 223349
Why I Live Where I Live
University City, MO: Contre Coup Press, 1983. 8 leaves (2 blank). An essay that first appeared in Esquire, published in an edition of just 30 copies. Undoubtedly Elkins toughest book, especially considering that 9 copies are recorded in libraries (WorldCat). ISBN: 281AIB1037164.
First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Signed by the printer on the colophon and while not called for, by Elkin on the title page. [JSP01]Book ID: 182819
The Story of Temple Drake (Press Sheet and Ad-Sales Catalogue)
London: Paramount Pictures, 1933. 8 pages, 11.75 x 9.5 inches. An extremely rare film, only shown at festivals on occasion since its release, with only one known nitrate print in storage at UCLA. Along with Baby Face, made the same year, The Story of Temple Drake is one of the most famous of the films from the pre-Code area, so controversial that it was ordered never to be shown again after the Motion Picture Production Code was more rigidly enforced beginning in 1934. ISBN: 281AIB1050542.
First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in illustrated wrappers (paperback), stapled. Some rust on staples. 1/2 inch closed tear on rear panel, near spine. Mild surface soiling.Book ID: 267150
Chaos is Come Again (Proof Copy)
London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1931.  pages. "Rough Proof Only," as stated on cover, of the British author's novel. ISBN: 281AIB1032415.
Very good in wrappers. Author's personal copy with corrections in margins and notes on the cover. Signed by the author on the half-title page.Book ID: 145618
Christina (Proof copy)
London: William Heinemann Ltd, . ISBN: 281AIB1034472.
Author's personal copy, with corrections in author's hand. Spine cocked and creased, else a very good copy in wrappers (paperback). Signed and initialed by the author on the cover with list of pages that need correction. Inscribed on half-title: "Inscribed with best wishes to E. W. Evans, J2. Written: 1 May 1934 to 22 March 1935 (Devonshire & London), Claude Houghton."Book ID: 158049
Julian Grant Loses His Way (Proof Copy)
London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1933. 332 pages. 7-1/4 by 5 inches. Proof copy, as stated on cover, of the British author's novel. ISBN: 281AIB1032507.
Author's personal copy, with a few small corrections in author's hand. Spine a bit cocked and faded, else a very good copy in wrappers (paperback). Signed by the author on the cover with the words "Savage Club / London / England." A second signature appears on the half-title page with an inscription, "For E. W. Evans, J2," and “Written; 6 August 1931 to 16 October 1932 / London & Devonshire.”Book ID: 146125
Transformation Scene (Proof Copy)
London: Collins, 1946. 256 pages. Proof copy with misspellings, including the author's name on the cover. ISBN: 281AIB1031675.
Inscribed by the author on title page, "For Victoria / from her devoted friend / Claude / February 1949." Additional author signature on front cover. Corrections to text in Houghton's hand. Very good in wrappers (paperback) with pink paper label on front cover. Mild edge wear and mild soiling.Book ID: 142811
A Hair Divides (Proof Copy)
London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1930. 284 pages. 5 by 7 inches. "Rough Proof Only," as stated on cover, of the British author's novel. ISBN: 281AIB1032509.
Spine a bit cocked and small snag on rear cover, else a very good in wrappers (paperback). Author's personal copy, with corrections in his hand. Signed by the author on the cover. A second signature follows a lengthy inscription on the inside cover, “This is the set of page proofs which I corrected” followed by locations and dates of writing and publication. Signature followed by “Savage Club / Adelphi Terrace / London / England.” A third signature appears on the half-title.Book ID: 146124