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  • Vozdushnye puti al'manakh [Airways / Aerial Ways] by Grinberg, R. N. (editor); Pasternak, Boris
    Grinberg, R. N. (editor); Pasternak, Boris
    Vozdushnye puti al'manakh [Airways / Aerial Ways]

    First Edition

    New York: R. N. Grynberg, 1960. 287 pages. Volume one of this Russian emigre literary journal. This issue is devoted to Boris Pasternak, in honor of the 70th anniversary of his birth. A total of five issues were produced; all are uncommon. In this first issue, "Airways" is supplied as the English title; for subsequent issues, it read "Aerial Ways.". ISBN: 281AIB1035451.

    First edition (first printing). Small spot on front cover; some darkening to back cover, but generally very good or better. Title on spine slightly faded. Compliments stamp on the title page from the American Committee for Liberation.

    Book ID: 167938
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  • In the Redwood's Realm: By-ways of Wild Nature and Highways of Industry As Found Under Forest Shades and Amidst Clover Blossoms in Humboldt County, California by Eddy, J. M. (compiler)
    Eddy, J. M. (compiler)
    In the Redwood's Realm: By-ways of Wild Nature and Highways of Industry As Found Under Forest Shades and Amidst Clover Blossoms in Humboldt County, California

    First Edition

    San Francisco: D.S. Stanley & Co, 1893. 112 pages, including more than 200 half-tone reproductions of photographs. The most elaborate of the 19th century booster publications on Humboldt County, California, extolling the region's extensive natural resources with an eye toward attracting investment. As with most such publications of the era, it proudly proclaims that no Chinese lived or worked in the county--they had been forcibly expelled in 1885. The book was produced through the newly established Chamber of Commerce and was filled with many pages of economic data, at least some of which was more inspirational than actual. According to reports published at the time in local newspapers, 15,000 copies of the book were printed, most in decorated wrappers;…

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    San Francisco: D.S. Stanley & Co, 1893. 112 pages, including more than 200 half-tone reproductions of photographs. The most elaborate of the 19th century booster publications on Humboldt County, California, extolling the region's extensive natural resources with an eye toward attracting investment. As with most such publications of the era, it proudly proclaims that no Chinese lived or worked in the county--they had been forcibly expelled in 1885. The book was produced through the newly established Chamber of Commerce and was filled with many pages of economic data, at least some of which was more inspirational than actual. According to reports published at the time in local newspapers, 15,000 copies of the book were printed, most in decorated wrappers; "a hundred or more copies bound in leather", and an unspecified number (presumably in the hundreds) in thin cloth-covered boards. Despite the large print run, it is remarkably uncommon, perhaps due to the cheap binding, which tends to fall apart (the expense breakdown for the publication provided by the Chamber after the book was finished allocated only a penny per book for binding, compared to 20 cents for paper and printing). 11.5 x 9.25 inches. ISBN: B0008746NC.

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    First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). The rear cover and last page of text have closed tears which have been repaired with clear tape. Mild edge wear. Still very good overall.

    Book ID: 139872
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  • In the Redwood's Realm: By-ways of Wild Nature and Highways of Industry As Found Under Forest Shades and Amidst Clover Blossoms in Humboldt County, California by Eddy, J. M. (compiler)
    Eddy, J. M. (compiler)
    In the Redwood's Realm: By-ways of Wild Nature and Highways of Industry As Found Under Forest Shades and Amidst Clover Blossoms in Humboldt County, California

    First Edition

    San Francisco: D.S. Stanley & Co, 1893. 112 pages, including more than 200 half-tone reproductions of photographs. The most elaborate of the 19th century booster publications on Humboldt County, California, extolling the region's extensive natural resources with an eye toward attracting investment. As with most such publications of the era, it proudly proclaims that no Chinese lived or worked in the county--they had been forcibly expelled in 1885. The book was produced through the newly established Chamber of Commerce and was filled with many pages of economic data, at least some of which was more inspirational than actual. According to reports published at the time in local newspapers, 15,000 copies of the book were printed, most in decorated wrappers;…

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    San Francisco: D.S. Stanley & Co, 1893. 112 pages, including more than 200 half-tone reproductions of photographs. The most elaborate of the 19th century booster publications on Humboldt County, California, extolling the region's extensive natural resources with an eye toward attracting investment. As with most such publications of the era, it proudly proclaims that no Chinese lived or worked in the county--they had been forcibly expelled in 1885. The book was produced through the newly established Chamber of Commerce and was filled with many pages of economic data, at least some of which was more inspirational than actual. According to reports published at the time in local newspapers, 15,000 copies of the book were printed, most in decorated wrappers; "a hundred or more copies bound in leather", and an unspecified number (presumably in the hundreds) in thin cloth-covered boards. Despite the large print run, it is remarkably uncommon, perhaps due to the cheap binding, which tends to fall apart (the expense breakdown for the publication provided by the Chamber after the book was finished allocated only a penny per book for binding, compared to 20 cents for paper and printing). 11.5 x 9.25 inches. ISBN: B0008746NC.

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    First edition (first printing). Very good in white illustrated wrappers (paperback). Corners with mild soiling, edge and corner wear, 2 inch closed tear mid edge of front cover and small chip missing from upper front cover.

    Book ID: 263686
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  • Maximilian: A Play in Five Acts by Masters, Edgar Lee
    Masters, Edgar Lee
    Maximilian: A Play in Five Acts

    First Edition

    Boston: Richard G. Badger / The Gorham Press, 1902. 154 pages. The author's first published play and his second book. ISBN: 281AIB1050202.

    First edition (first printing). Original gray wrappers with paper label on upper cover. Very good in wrappers (paperback). Wear to the spine edges and with corner creases to covers and first few pages. Scarce in wrappers; usually found in boards.

    Book ID: 266583
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  • Family Photo Album from Nazi Germany [1934-1935]
    Family Photo Album from Nazi Germany [1934-1935]

    1935. 13 by 9 inches. 48 leaves, with tissue interleaving. More than 200 small photographs depicting family visits around Germany in 1934-1935. All the the images are captioned in a neat hand. The album opens with four views of a Nazi rally. Other images show the Graf Zeppelin. The author of the album (unknown to this cataloguer) apparently was a doll collector, as a number of pages are devoted to photographs of doll stores. Most of the photographs show members of the family visiting sites, swimming, boating, and standing around in fine clothes. An interesting look at typical German life early in the Nazi regime. ISBN: 281AIB1037960.

    One small image missing; covers lightly stained, else very good. [JSP02; JSP04]

    Book ID: 188885
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  • Wilderness at the Edge: A Citizen Proposal to Protect Utah's Canyons and Deserts by Stegner, Wallace (Introduction)
    Stegner, Wallace (Introduction)
    Wilderness at the Edge: A Citizen Proposal to Protect Utah's Canyons and Deserts

    First Edition

    Salt Lake City: Utah Wilderness Coalition, 1990. 400 pages. About 9-1/2 by 12-1/4 inches. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white maps and photo reproductions, and a fold-out color map at the rear. Introduction by Wayne Owens. One of 500 numbered and signed copies. ISBN: 9780879053673.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a dust jacket with lightly sunned spine and a bit of wear to the edges, thus near fine. In a near fine slipcase Signed by the both Stegner and Ownes on the front free endpaper. Copy 392. A large, heavy book.

    Book ID: 178607
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  • Bustin' Loose. Here provisionally titled 'Family Dream'. Second draft screenplay. by Pryor, Richard. Screenplay by Roger L. Simon and Lonne Elder III. Produced by Michael S. Glick and Richard Pryor (Richard Pryor Productions).
    Pryor, Richard. Screenplay by Roger L. Simon and Lonne Elder III. Produced by Michael S. Glick and Richard Pryor (Richard Pryor Productions).
    Bustin' Loose. Here provisionally titled 'Family Dream'. Second draft screenplay.

    First Edition Thus

    Universal City Studios, Inc, 1979. 109 pages. "Bustin' Loose" was released in 1981 starring Richard Pryor and Cicely Tyson. This copy is identified as Family Dream, No. 00545, Second Draft, August 10, 1979 on front cover. Based on an original story by Richard Pryor. One of not too many all Afro-American films with national circulation at the time. Owner's name on cover in holograph: "J. Elkins." An Aaron J. Elkins is credited with writing/creating some characters in the TV series "Gideon Oliver" (1989) starring Louis Gossett Jr. Bound with 3 brads. ISBN: 281AIB1048761.

    First edition thus. A near fine copy in printed gray wrappers (paperback). Pages are light green. Covers are mildly soiled.

    Book ID: 264015
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  • The Bookman: A Story About Larry McMurtry's Other Day Job by Bonner, Stayton; introduction by Larry McMurtry
    Bonner, Stayton; introduction by Larry McMurtry
    The Bookman: A Story About Larry McMurtry's Other Day Job

    First Edition

    (Archer City, TX): Three Dog Press, 2006. Deluxe edition, one of 200 copies. 8 by 11-1/2 by 2-3/4-inch pine box containing items related to McMurtry's life as a bookseller beginning with his first bricks-and-mortar bookstore, Booked Up, in Washington D. C.

    Included in the box are 1) A signed copy of The Bookman in handsewn wrappers; 2) eight 4 by 6-inch glossy photos of McMurtry; 3) a facsimile copy of Washington D. C. Booked Up Permanent Want List; 4) Booked Up Archer City, TX business card; 5) Booked up Archer City, TX bumper sticker (folded once to fit in the box), and 6) Booked Up blue-and-white pig logo sticker. There is also a piece of burlap, used…

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    (Archer City, TX): Three Dog Press, 2006. Deluxe edition, one of 200 copies. 8 by 11-1/2 by 2-3/4-inch pine box containing items related to McMurtry's life as a bookseller beginning with his first bricks-and-mortar bookstore, Booked Up, in Washington D. C.

    Included in the box are 1) A signed copy of The Bookman in handsewn wrappers; 2) eight 4 by 6-inch glossy photos of McMurtry; 3) a facsimile copy of Washington D. C. Booked Up Permanent Want List; 4) Booked Up Archer City, TX business card; 5) Booked up Archer City, TX bumper sticker (folded once to fit in the box), and 6) Booked Up blue-and-white pig logo sticker. There is also a piece of burlap, used to fill the empty space in the box and a piece of string used to tie the items in a bundle. ISBN: B001GTI2QI.

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    First edition (first printing). Box opened and bellyband peeled up from box edges (the only way to open the package). The Bookman pamphlet signed by McMurty and Bonner.

    In addition to the regular contents of this collection, this copy includes a hand-corrected proof of "The Bookman" (the changes are in an unknown hand, but almost certainly not McMurtry's); a trade copy of The Bookman inscribed by Bonner; an extra bumpersticker; and a white-on-white Booked Up logo sticker, perhaps a trial item. A unique assemblage.

    Book ID: 230113
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  • Long, Chin-San [Jingshan Lang]
    Photographic Works of Chin-San Long

    Taipei, Tawain: The Photographic Society of China, 1972. About 90 pages. 9-1/4 by 11-3/4 inches. A collection of works spanning sixty years of the pioneering Chinese photographer's career. Photographs reproduced in sepia, color and black-and-white. With text in English, French and Chinese. ISBN: 281AIB1047197.

    Very good in wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 260848
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  • Spoor: volume one, number one by Cain, Edward
    Cain, Edward
    Spoor: volume one, number one

    First Edition

    Aberdeen, Washington: Ten Crow Press, 1980. Contains 12 poems, 4 signed monotypes by Cain, 14 woodcut or lino-cut illustrations. In addition to Cain's work there is a poem by William Brown from 'The Way to the Uncle Sam Hotel.' The work is letterpress printed on domestic etching paper and hand-sewn into lenox covers. Oblong 13 x 10 inches. ISBN: 281AIB1048716.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in white decorated sewn wrappers (paperback). Slight scuffing on rear from sliding in and out of envelope. In original cardboard mailing envelope from the Ten Crow Press.

    Book ID: 263945
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  • Good Country People and The Enduring Chill by O'Connor, Flannery; edited with notes by Mataki Mattori and Fusae Matsumoto
    O'Connor, Flannery; edited with notes by Mataki Mattori and Fusae Matsumoto
    Good Country People and The Enduring Chill

    First Edition

    Tokyo: The Eihosha Ltd, 1977. 96 pages. Selections from A Good Man is Hard to Find and Everything that rises must converge. Text in English, with introduction and notes in Japanese. ISBN: 281AIB1050451.

    First edition (first printing). Light bumps to spine ends else a fine copy in stiff salmon-colored flexible cloth wrappers with a bi-colored printed dust jacket. A rare O'Connor item. OCLC locates 4 copies.

    Book ID: 267017
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  • Doctor Dolittle Final Screenplay by Bricusse, Leslie; from the novels of Hugh Lofting
    Bricusse, Leslie; from the novels of Hugh Lofting
    Doctor Dolittle Final Screenplay

    (N.-pl.): Apjac Productions. [ii] 163 leaves, printed rectos (front side) only. The final script, dated July 5, 1967. The live-action, animal-filled musical starred Rex Harrison and Samantha Eggar and was directed by Richard Fleischer. Bricusse, who also wrote the songs, won the Academy Award for Best Song (in a year where Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel wasn't even nominated). Doctor Dolittle also won the Oscar for Best Special Effects.

    The film was something of a financial disaster, going 300% over budget, but in your cataloguer's opinion, the movie has its charms. He well remembers watching it many times in television re-runs in the 1970s.

    The film was based on the character John Dolittle, a…

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    (N.-pl.): Apjac Productions. [ii] 163 leaves, printed rectos (front side) only. The final script, dated July 5, 1967. The live-action, animal-filled musical starred Rex Harrison and Samantha Eggar and was directed by Richard Fleischer. Bricusse, who also wrote the songs, won the Academy Award for Best Song (in a year where Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel wasn't even nominated). Doctor Dolittle also won the Oscar for Best Special Effects.

    The film was something of a financial disaster, going 300% over budget, but in your cataloguer's opinion, the movie has its charms. He well remembers watching it many times in television re-runs in the 1970s.

    The film was based on the character John Dolittle, a physician who could talk with animals, featured in a series of books first published in 1920. ISBN: 281AIB1041128.

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    A fine copy, bound with two brad brads, in studio covers printed with an image of the doctor and a Pushmi-pullyu. [JSP01]

    Book ID: 207220
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  • The Origin of the Brunists: A Novel [Advance reading copy] by Coover, Robert
    Coover, Robert
    The Origin of the Brunists: A Novel [Advance reading copy]

    New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1966. 441 pages. Advance reading copy of Coover's first novel. ISBN: 281AIB1039106.

    Very good in wrappers (paperback) printed with a letter in typescript on the publisher's letterhead. Inscribed by the author on the cover to the noted bookseller and collector:" For Burt Britton / who shared / Robert Coover."

    Book ID: 197742
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  • Miscast: Negotiating the Presence of the Bushmen by Skotnes, Pippa (edited)
    Skotnes, Pippa (edited)
    Miscast: Negotiating the Presence of the Bushmen

    First Edition

    Cape Town, South Africa: University of Capetown Press, 1996. 383 pages. 9 by 11-1/2 inches. Illustrated through out. An important museum exhibition monograph.

    Skotnes, an art professor and book artist, curated a major exhibition about the San, the "Bushmen" of South Africa. The intent of the exhibit at the South African National Gallery was to critique the previous portrayal of the San people in museums and in print. The exhibit drew considerable criticism as many visitors and scholars felt that showing earlier, racist depictions was more harmful than explanatory. See, for example, the extensive commentary on the exhibition in Cultural Tourism and Identity: Rethinking Indigeneity, edited by Keyan G. Tomaselli; San Representation: Politics, Practice and Possibilities, edited…

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    Cape Town, South Africa: University of Capetown Press, 1996. 383 pages. 9 by 11-1/2 inches. Illustrated through out. An important museum exhibition monograph.

    Skotnes, an art professor and book artist, curated a major exhibition about the San, the "Bushmen" of South Africa. The intent of the exhibit at the South African National Gallery was to critique the previous portrayal of the San people in museums and in print. The exhibit drew considerable criticism as many visitors and scholars felt that showing earlier, racist depictions was more harmful than explanatory. See, for example, the extensive commentary on the exhibition in Cultural Tourism and Identity: Rethinking Indigeneity, edited by Keyan G. Tomaselli; San Representation: Politics, Practice and Possibilities, edited by Keyan Tomaselli; and Images and Empires: Visuality in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa, edited by Paul S. Landau. ISBN: 9780799216523.

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    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Inscribed by the author to Stephen Jay Gould, who wrote the introduction to the first book from Skotnes's Axeage Private Press.

    From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 215851
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  • Ohabolana, or Malagasy Proverbs, Illustrating the Wit and Wisdom of the Hova of Madagascar. Parts I and II by Houlder, J. A
    Houlder, J. A
    Ohabolana, or Malagasy Proverbs, Illustrating the Wit and Wisdom of the Hova of Madagascar. Parts I and II

    First Edition

    Faravohitra, Antananarivo, Madagascar: Friends' Foreign Missionary Association, 1915-1916. 146, iii; 141, v , iv pages. Part I: 1236 proverbs; Part II: 1080 proverbs, and 100 Betsimisaraka proverbs with equivalents in Hova Malagasy. The Hova were the middle caste in the Kingdom of Merina in Madagascar, situated between the slaves and the nobles. This collection of proverbs is presented in the Malagasay language, along with English equivalents and in French translations by Henri Noyer. OCLC locates a handful of copies under a few different item numbers. A scarce book of African proverbs; Madagascar imprints are uncommon. ISBN: B0008AQA1K.

    First edition (first printing). Two volumes bound in one. Red cloth over paper-covered boards. Printed paper label. Spine slightly faded, corners worn, else very good or better. Bookplate on inside front cover. Possibly a publisher's binding.

    Book ID: 200918
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  • Cannery Row (Film Script) by (Steinbeck, John) Ward, David S.
    (Steinbeck, John) Ward, David S.
    Cannery Row (Film Script)

    141 pages. Film script sent from Burbank Studios in 1978. This is the film adaptation of Steinbeck's novels, Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday, released in 1982 starring Nick Nolte and Debra Wenger, produced by Michael Phillips. Reproduced from typed copy. Punched sheets with prong fasteners. ISBN: 281AIB1047911.

    Near fine copy. Rare early film script of this movie from Burbank Studios.

    Book ID: 262795
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  • Wooden Nickel Art Project by Morice, Dave
    Morice, Dave
    Wooden Nickel Art Project

    First Edition

    Iowa City: Happy Press, 1988. [20] leaves plus covers. Morice sent wooden nickels to hundreds of celebrities and asked them to adorn one side and sign the other. Several hundred people responded and this is the catalog of the exhibition Morice held of the returned pieces. One of 350 copies. ISBN: 281AIB1028354.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in stapled wrappers. With a letter to Rod McKuen, the poet and songwriter and one of the participants, signed by Morice laid in.

    Book ID: 130285
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  • Squamish Language: Grammar, Texts, Dictionary (2 volume set) by Kuipers, Aert H.
    Kuipers, Aert H.
    Squamish Language: Grammar, Texts, Dictionary (2 volume set)

    First Edition

    The Hague: Mouton & Co, 1967. Volume 1: 407 pages. Volume 2: 98 pages. Each volume about 7-1/2 by 10-1/4 inches. Guide to the Native American language indigenous to the Northwestern United States and British Colombia. ISBN: 281AIB1029967.

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

    Book ID: 136495
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  • Brill's Magazine [Run of 46 issues] by [Brill] J. G. Brill Company
    [Brill] J. G. Brill Company
    Brill's Magazine [Run of 46 issues]

    Forty Fort, PA: Harold E. Cox, 1970. Volume I, nos. 1-12; vol. II, nos. 1-12; vol. III, nos. 1-12; vol. IV, nos. 2, 4-12. Brill was one of the leading street car manufacturers at the beginning of the 20th century. These magazines, profusely illustrated with photographs of Brill streetcars, were originally published between 1907 to 1910. ISBN: 281AIB1021219.

    Issues fine but for a "registered" stamp on the front cover of each issue.

    Book ID: 94298
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  • The Bookman: A Story About Larry McMurtry's Other Day Job by Bonner, Stayton; introduction by Larry McMurtry
    Bonner, Stayton; introduction by Larry McMurtry
    The Bookman: A Story About Larry McMurtry's Other Day Job

    (Archer City, TX): Three Dog Press, 2006. Deluxe edition, one of 200 copies. 8 by 11-1/2 by 2-3/4-inch pine box containing items related to McMurtry's life as a bookseller beginning with his first bricks-and-mortar bookstore, Booked Up, in Washington D. C.

    Included in the box are 1) A signed copy of The Bookman in handsewn wrappers; 2) eight 4 by 6-inch glossy photos of McMurtry; 3) a facsimile copy of Washington D. C. Booked Up Permanent Want List; 4) Booked Up Archer City, TX business card; 5) Booked up Archer City, TX bumper sticker (folded once to fit in the box), and 6) Booked Up blue-and-white pig logo sticker. There is also a piece of burlap, used…

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    (Archer City, TX): Three Dog Press, 2006. Deluxe edition, one of 200 copies. 8 by 11-1/2 by 2-3/4-inch pine box containing items related to McMurtry's life as a bookseller beginning with his first bricks-and-mortar bookstore, Booked Up, in Washington D. C.

    Included in the box are 1) A signed copy of The Bookman in handsewn wrappers; 2) eight 4 by 6-inch glossy photos of McMurtry; 3) a facsimile copy of Washington D. C. Booked Up Permanent Want List; 4) Booked Up Archer City, TX business card; 5) Booked up Archer City, TX bumper sticker (folded once to fit in the box), and 6) Booked Up blue-and-white pig logo sticker. There is also a piece of burlap, used to fill the empty space in the box and a piece of string used to tie the items in a bundle. ISBN: B001GTI2QI.

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    First edition (first printing). Box and contents fine and UNOPENED. Photos are for reference only. Decorative bellyband with paper label and limitation number. Bookman signed by Bonner and McMurtry.

    Book ID: 208095
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