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AARDVARK BOOKS/EZRA THE BOOKFINDER

 

ABACUS BOOKS

 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN BOOK SHOP

 

CHARLES AGVENT

 

ANDERSON BUTLER RARE BOOKS

 

ANTIPODEAN BOOKS, MAPS, PRINTS

 

NICK ARETAKIS

 

ARS LIBRI LTD.

 

ARTISAN BOOKS & BINDERY

 

ATHENA RARE BOOKS

 

AUGER DOWN BOOKS

 

AUSTIN ABBEY RARE BOOKS

 

BACK CREEK BOOKS

 

Featured item:

 

The Mystery of Edwin Drood [in six parts, as issued]

by Charles Dickens

Drood

London: Chapman & Hall, 1870. 1st Edition. Wrappers. Octavos. Fine. Each of the six parts bound in pale blue wrappers printed in black. Part I has some chipping to cover at bottom 1.5" of spine, Part VI has a .5" diagonal chip to top fore corner of rear cover, but otherwise these six individual booklets are strikingly fine. Housed in a custom clamshell box.

A very clean and bright set of the serialized first appearance of Dickens's last novel. The story was planned for twelve parts but only these six parts were published when his death left the story half-told and the mystery unsolved. The advertisement on cork is present at rear of Part II and the "Eighteenpence" slip is pasted over the printed price on Part VI.

Offered by Back Creek Books and found in "Noteworthy LIterature, More or Less." 

 

BACK OF BEYOND BOOKS

 

LORNE BAIR RARE BOOKS 

 

W. C. BAKER RARE BOOKS & EPHEMERA

 

BARTLEBY'S BOOKS 

 

BAUMAN RARE BOOKS

 

BAY LEAF USED & RARE BOOKS

 

Featured item:

 

Turcotte, Bryan Ray; Christopher T. Miller. Two Limited Editions of Fucked Up + Photocopied: Instant Art of the Punk Rock Movement, along with Fucked Up + The Reader.

Fucked Up & Photo Copied

“A collection of frenetic flyers produced for the American punk scene between 1977 and 1985. Many were created by the musicians themselves and demonstrate the emphasis within the movement on individuality and the manic urge of its members to create things anew.” Included are two versions of the limited editions of 49 copies each. The first is a complete unbound first edition (Corte Madera, CA/Los Angeles: Gingko Press Inc. with Kill Your Idols, Inc., 1999) with the uncut sewn textblock, the front and rear illustrated boards, and printed cloth spine covering, housed in a wood box with silkscreened lid graphics, numbered in pencil 40/49. The first edition set was not issued with endpapers. The second set is a complete 15th anniversary “Black Edition” which includes additional flyers and art (Berkeley/Los Angeles: Gingko Press in association with Kill Your Idols, 6th hardcover edition, 2015) with the cut sewn textblock, front and read illustrated boards connected to the printed cloth spine covering, and the front and rear endpapers featuring the “Never Give Up” collage by Winston Smith, housed in a wood box with silkscreened lid graphics, numbered in pencil 18/49. The boxes measure 27.3 by 32.8 by 6.6 cm.

The contents of both boxes are fine; the boxes themselves are near fine with only faint signs of shelf wear. Also included is a copy of Fucked Up + The Reader. Los Angeles: Kill Your Idols. 2015, first edition, numbered on the title page 24/100. Wraps, 12.7 by 17.7 cm, 176 pp., illus. Very good with minor wear at the corners. “While most attention has been paid to the phenomenal archive of images in Fucked Up + Photocopied, the essays contained offer an incredible snapshot of the birth of the movement and its lasting legacy. The Reader collects all of these insightful pieces together with those contained in its follow up book, Punk is Dead, Punk is Everything in one tome. Writers include Brendan Mullen, Jello Biafra, Pushead, Mike Watt, Lorna Doom, Tony Alva, and many more alongside interviews with punk pioneers Ian Mackaye and Malcolm McLaren.”

Fucked Up + features a spectacular collection of graphic art by way of punk and hardcover flyers. Most punk flyers were Xeroxed by band members or promoters (their friends), and printed in small numbers, especially in smaller towns. So, while this volume includes some oft-reproduced flyers like Winston Smith’s art for the Dead Kennedys and Raymond Pettibon’s work for Black Flag, many of the flyers went unseen until this seminal book was published. The flyers are arranged topically and geographically with sections on San Francisco, skate rock, “stolen” art, The Weirdos, X, Slash Magazine, the Germs, Black Flag, the Valley, The Ramones, Dead Kennedys, Los Angeles, Misfits, Texas, the Midwest, Necros, Boston, New York, Punk magazine, Sonic Youth, CBGB’s, DC, D.O.A., and just about every punk and hardcore band that played in America during this time period. Interspersed with the amazing graphics are short essays by Artist Winston Smith, Lars Fredrickson of Rancid, Dez Cadena of Black Flag, Jello Biafra, artist Pushead, Brian Brannon of Jody Foster’s Army, and many more. Illustrated in full color. 

Offered by Bay Leaf Used & Rare Books and featured in "E-list XXX: Punk!" (item #9).

 

B&B RARE BOOKS

 

BEASLEY BOOKS

 

STUART BENNETT RARE BOOKS

 

BERNETT PENKA RARE BOOKS

 

BETWEEN THE COVERS RARE BOOKS

 

Featured item:

 

Cabinet Cards of Nurses (Photography)

Cabinet Cards (Nurses)

Philadelphia: 1880-1890. Unbound. 

A collection of six mounted sepia-toned cabinet cards depicting nurses in Philadelphia between 1880 and 1890. Each photograph features the stamp or logo of a Philadelphia area photography studio including Phillips on Chestnut Street, P. Elehillman on Arch Street, The Gilbert Studios on Chestnut Street, and Kehrwider's Studio in Germantown. All but two photographs are identified with the nurse's name on the verso. These include Catherine Taylor, Helen Whitaker, Mrs. Lee Brooks and Alma Wrigley, most of whom were Pennsylvania General Hospital graduates, known at the time as "Old Blockley." All of the women are photographed in their uniforms, some are holding implements of their trade including a towel and a medicine bottle. One of the women, Catherine Taylor, is seen wearing a double frill hat with her uniform, a feature of the uniform worn at Pennsylvania General Hospital, and the verso of the photo reads, "Miss Taylor '89 Orthopedic." Alma Wrigley went on to become an army nurse during World War I at the base hospital at Camp Lee, Virginia.

A modest but interesting collection of early nursing graduates in Philadelphia.

Offered by Between the Covers Rare Books, and found in "E-catalog #54: Health Workers.":

 

BIBLIOCTOPUS

 

BICKERSTAFF'S BOOKS, MAPS, &.

 

BLACK SWAN BOOKS

 

ROBIN BLEDSOE BOOKS

 

BLIND HORSE BOOKS

 

BOLERIUM BOOKS

 

LE BOOKINISTE

 

THE BOOKPRESS, LTD.

 

BOOKS OF WONDER

 

BOOKS TELL YOU WHY, INC.

 

BOOKTRYST

 

BOSTON BOOK COMPANY

 

BOSTON RARE MAPS, INC.

 

IAN BRABNER, RARE AMERICANA

 

MARILYN BRAITERMAN

 

DAVID BRASS RARE BOOKS

 

BRATTLE BOOK SHOP

 

BRICK ROW BOOKSHOP

 

BROMER BOOKSELLERS

 

BUCKINGHAM BOOKS

 

BUDDENBROOKS, INC.

 

BURNSIDE RARE BOOKS

 

ANDREW CAHAN, BOOKSELLER, LTD.

 

CAROLINIANA

 

CARPE DIEM FINE BOOKS

 

BRIAN CASSIDY, BOOKSELLER

 

CHURCHILL BOOK COLLECTOR

 

THE COLOPHON BOOK SHOP

 

W.S. COTTER RARE BOOKS

 

ROY CLARE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS

 

CRAWFORD DOYLE BOOKSELLERS

 

JAMES CUMMINS BOOKSELLER

 

Featured item:

 

Do You Want to Fly?

by Harrison Forman

Do You Want to Fly?

Shanghai, China: The Comacrib Press, 1931. First edition. Frontispiece and monochrome photographs. Sketches and drawings by the Author. [xii], 448, [4]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black pebbled cloth, stamped in gilt, With mint pictorial dustjacket by the author with matching endpapers, black speckled edges.

A lovely copy of this curious Shanghai imprint.

Born in Milwaukee, Forman studied at the Layton School of Art and then the University of Wisconsin from where he graduated with a degree in Oriental Philosophy. He drew on both of these in his eminent and wide-ranging career as a journalist, photographer and explorer, most of which he spent in the Far East. Indeed, he was considered a "modern Marco Polo." His time in China included interviewing Mao Zedong. His papers, diaries and fify thousand photographs were donated to the University of Wisconsin.

Offered by James Cummins Bookseller, and found in "Aviation, Aeronautics, Ballooning, & Space Flight.

 

L.W. CURREY, INC.

 

DE SIMONE COMPANY, BOOKSELLERS

 

NAT DESMARAIS RARE BOOKS

 

DEWOLFE & WOOD 

 

DIVISION LEAP

 

WEBB DORDICK

  • Catalog #88, Medical Books from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Centuries -- This catalog is print-only. To request a copy, contact MedBks@aol.com...

 

THOMAS DORN BOOKSELLER

 

JAMES M. DOURGARIAN, BOOKMAN

 

DOWNTON BROWN BOOKS, LLC (Previously: Eureka Books)

 

Featured item:

 

Not So Deep as a Well: The Collected Poems (Signed, Limited) 

by Dorothy Parker. 

Dorothy Parker, Complete Poems

New York: The Viking Press, 1936 First Edition 210 pages. "This volume contains all of Dorothy Parker's poems excepting a few which she did not wish to retain..."— copyright page. This volume has all of Parker's bestknown verse. Decorations by Valenti Angelo. This is one of 485 numbered copies signed by Parker on a tipped-in page. First edition (first printing). Some spotting to fore-edge of book; a bit of discoloration along the gutter of the limitation page, due to the glue used to attach it. No dust jacket, as issued, but with the goldpaper slipcase showing some shelfwear at the edge. An attractive copy. 

Offered by Downton Brown Books, found in "List 16: Modern First Editions" (item #15).

 

ECLECTIBLES

 

ELK RIVER BOOKS

 

LES ENLUMINURES

 

EVENING STAR BOOKS

 

THE FAMILY ALBUM

 

JOSEPH J. FELCONE, INC.

 

ARTHUR FOURNIER FINE & RARE

 

RODGER FRIEDMAN RARE BOOK STUDIO

 

FRANKLIN GILLIAM RARE BOOKS

  • OCCASIONAL LIST 22: A Miscellany: Original Art Work; Small Archive of Major English Watercolourist; Interesting Theatrical Pieces; Manuscript Material, Etc., Etc. -- available on request from fgrare@fgrarebooks.com...

 

GOLDEN LEGEND 

 

THOMAS A. GOLDWASSER RARE BOOKS

 

GOVI RARE BOOKS

 

JAMES GRAY BOOKSELLER

 

RICK GRUNDER-BOOKS

 

DAVID A. HAMILTON AMERICANA BOOKS

 

HARPER'S BOOKS

 

DONALD A. HEALD RARE BOOKS

 

Feature item:

 

Album of watercolor drawings of butterflies and moths after Abbot, titled in manuscript: Histoire naturelle des lépidoptères les plus rares de Géorgie d'après les observations de M. Jean Abbot. Imprimé à Londres en 1797.

Donald A. Heald Rare Books

(France: 1800-1830). Oblong 8vo. (6 3/8 x 8 inches). Manuscript title within a red ruled border, 2pp. manuscript index in rear. 40 pen-and-ink and watercolour drawings, each captioned in red ink, recto only on 40 sheets of wove paper (watermarked Horne). Contemporary black morocco-backed blue paper covered boards, yellow endpapers (lacks front free endpaper). Beautiful French album of watercolours of lepidoptera after Abbot.

John Abbot was one of the most important American natural history artists and his illustrations are amongst the finest ever made. Born in London in 1751, Abbot sailed for Virginia in July 1773, with orders for both actual specimens and drawings of the local insects. For the next two years he continued to collect and paint, sending home three insect collections, although only one arrived safely. The loss of these two valuable collections at sea together with the worry over political unrest in Virginia led Abbot to move to Georgia: he settled in St. George Parish (later Burke County), Georgia in December 1775. Abbot traveled widely throughout Georgia devoting his time to the study of the natural flora and fauna. The flow of specimen collections and watercolours of insects ensured that his name became known to many of the foremost natural scientists and collectors of the day, both in America and Europe. Abbot's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia was first published in London in 1797. The present French manuscript includes forty watercolours based on the plates from that edition. The images comprise 53 depictions of butterflies and moths on the 40 sheets, with 11 of the images including depictions of the lepidoptera in caterpillar form and several with depictions of flora and/or chrysalis. Each image is captioned in French above or below the image and numbered 1-40 in the upper right corner; the alphabetical index corresponds to each watercolor ensuring that no images have been removed from the album. Between 1829 and 1837, interest in Abbot in France was greatly elevated due to the publication of a new work based on Abbot watercolours commissioned by lepidopterist Jean Baptiste Boisduval and John Eatton LeConte. It would seem possible that this album was related in some way to lepidopterist Jean Baptiste Boisduval.

Cf. Vivian Rogers-Price, John Abbot in Georgia: The Vision of a Naturalist Artist (Madison, Georgia: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 1983); cf. John V. Calhoun, A Glimpse into a Flora et Entomologia, in Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 60:1 (2006).

Offered by Donald A. Heald Rare Books and found in "Composed by Hand."

 

JONATHAN A. HILL, BOOKSELLER, INC.

 

JEFF HIRSCH BOOKS

 

HONEY & WAX BOOKSELLERS

 

HOUSE OF MIRTH PHOTOS

 

Featured item:

 

PHILLIPS ANDOVER vs PHILLIPS EXETER SPORTING LOT PHOTOS - PROGRAMS, etc 1911-1920

Andover & Exeter Archive
A collection of mostly sports related items from a rivalry between Phillips Academy Andover, Massachusetts and Phillips Exeter, New Hampshire Academy. Included is:

1911 Football program
1912 Track Meet program
1920 Track Meet program
1920 Baseball program (with some handwritten stats)
1920 Phillips Andover calendar
1920 Phillips Andover track schedule
Three Andover track photos c. 1910
One photo of a handsome fella signed Charlie.

Some of the programs have bends/tears. Most are in good overall condition.

Offered by House of Mirth Photos and found in "E-list #9: Photos & Folk Art."

 

JOHN HOWELL FOR BOOKS

 

S. HOWLETT-WEST BOOKS

 

IMPERIAL FINE BOOKS

 

JAMES S. JAFFE RARE BOOKS

 

JOHANSON RARE BOOKS

 

JOHNSON RARE BOOKS & ARCHIVES

 

 

KAATERSKILL BOOKS

 

SETH KALLER, INC.

 

KEVIN F.  KELLY, BOOKSELLER

 

KELMSCOTT BOOKSHOP

 

BEN KINMONT, BOOKSELLER 

 

ERIC CHAIM KLINE BOOKSELLER

 

JOHN W. KNOTT, JR., BOOKSELLER

 

KUBIK FINE BOOKS, LTD.

  • Catalog #74: 100 Rare Books -- with an emphasis on history and military affairs. Please request from mail@kubikbooks.com...

 

KUENZIG BOOKS

 

MICHAEL LAIRD RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPTS

 

LANGDON MANOR BOOKS

 

ANDREW LANGER, BOOKSELLER

 

THE LAWBOOK EXCHANGE, LTD.

 

DAVID M. LESSER, FINE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS

 

LIBER ANTIQUUS, EARLY PRINTED BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

 

LIGHTHOUSE BOOKS

 

LITTLE SAGES BOOKS

  

KEN LOPEZ BOOKSELLER 

 

J. & J. LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS

 

STUART LUTZ HISTORIC DIOCUMENTS

 

LUX MENTIS BOOKSELLERS

 

MAC DONNELL RARE BOOKS

  • List of 77 Mark Twain First Editions and Ephemera available by request from info@macdonnellrarebooks.com (specify elist or paper copy). 

 

MAIN STREET FINE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

 

KENNITH MALLORY, BOOKSELLER

 

Featured item:


The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales

by Forrest Carter

The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales

Gantt: Whipporwhill Press, 1973. First Edition. Tiny bit of foxing to top edge of textblock, endpapers show just some light offsetting, else a fine, likely unread copy in a fine jacket that has a small vertical rubbed spot near the head of the spine. 

One of a supposed print run of 75 copies, the majority of which were allegedly pulped by agreement with Clint Eastwood when he bought the rights to produce the film The Outlaw Josey Wales. While no one has been able to prove one way or another the truth behind this bit of lore, the book is truly scarce with truly nice copies thin on the ground.  

Offered by Kenneth Mallory, Bookseller and found in "Spring New Arrivals." 

 

JEFFREY D. MANCEVICE, INC.

 

MANHATTAN RARE BOOK COMPANY

 

MARGOLIS & MOSS

  • Illustrated Catalog on Carlos Merida (1891–1984) -- Mexican painter, sculptor, writer and graphic designer -- available by request from mmbooks@comcast.net
  • Latin America

 

MARTAYAN LAN RARE BOOKS & MAPS

 

E.M. MAURICE BOOKS

 

MCBRIDE RARE BOOKS

 

BRUCE MCKITTRICK RARE BOOKS, INC.

 

Featured item:

 

Anianuus, Compotus cum Commento

Anianus

Basle, Ysenhut 1495. 4to. Early ed. of the first printed work on the Computus. The printer cut the 10 woodblocks, used only here.

Offered by Bruce McKittrick Rare Books and found in "California Book Fair 2020" (item #1).

 

MEYER BOSWELL BOOKS, INC.

 

MUSINSKY RARE BOOKS

 

MYSTERY PIER BOOKS

 

NUDELMAN RARE BOOKS

 

OAK KNOLL BOOKS

 

OLD FLORIDA BOOKSHOP

 

OLD IMPRINTS

 

OLD WEST BOOKS

 

MICHAEL J. OSBORNE BOOKS

 

PALINURUS ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS

 

PARIGI BOOKS

 

PAZZO BOOKS

 

R & A PETRILLA, ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS 

 

PHILADELPHIA RARE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

 

PHILLIP J. PIRAGES FINE BOOKS & MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS

 

EDWARD T. POLLACK FINE ARTS

 

PRYOR-JOHNSON RARE BOOKS

 

QUILL & BRUSH

 

THE RAAB COLLECTION

 

RABELAIS BOOKS ON FOOD & DRINK

 

RICHARD C. RAMER, OLD & RARE BOOKS  

 

RAPTIS RARE BOOKS

 

READ'EM AGAIN BOOKS

 

WILLIAM REESE COMPANY

 

L&T RESPESS BOOKS

 

B&L ROOTENBERG RARE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

 

BARRY LAWRENCE RUDERMAN ANTIQUE MAPS, INC.

 

RULON-MILLER BOOKS

 

SANCTUARY BOOKS

 

KEN SANDERS RARE BOOKS

 

SAVOY BOOKS

 

Featured item:

 

FIELD, Thomas Warren. Pear Culture. A Manual for the Propagation, Planting, Cultivation, and Management of the Pear Tree.

Pomology

New York: A. O. Moore, 1859. 8vo, orig. brown stamped cloth, gilt. Pp. viii, [13]-286. Color litho frontis.; 3 plates; illus in text. Some foxing to frontis.; moderate rubbing, an excellent copy. $125.00 First edition, by the Brooklyn nurseryman and bibliographer of American Indian history.

An attractive copy of a standard authority, issued at the height of the pear's popularity. Hedrick considered it "about the best book of the times devoted to a single fruit." - p. 494. Mass Hort Cat, p. 97; Oak Springs Pomona 84.

Offered by Savoy Books and found in "Pomology."

 

E.K. SCHREIBER

 

SCHUBERTIADE MUSIC & ARTS

 

SCHULSON AUTOGRAPHS

 

SCIENTIA BOOKS

 

GARRETT SCOTT, BOOKSELLER

 

SECOND LIFE BOOKS

 

SECOND STORY BOOKS

 

MARC SELVAGGIO, BOOKS & EPHEMERA

 

Featured item:

 

Para-Flex Engraving Co. Para-Flex Process for Display

Para-Flex Process

New York, n.d., ca. 1939. Double-sided illustrated promotional brochure, 28 x 21 cm, color illus. 50. ¶ Striking example of the Para-Flex process—“The miniature travel poster [drawn by Tristram Forster] on the reverse of this page was printed letterpress in four impressions from hand-engraved Para-Flex rubber plates, photographically transferred. By over-printing transparent inks from rubber plates, containing no screen, seven colors are possible from three printings and fourteen colors from four.” Further text explains the wheres and whyfores. No information located on the firm on the Internet nor in OCLC.

Offered by Marc Selvaggio, Books & Ephemera and found in "E-list on Paper, Typography, and Printing" (item #18). 

 

ED SMITH BOOKS

 

STROUD BOOKSELLERS

 

TAMINO AUTOGRAPHS

 

 TAVISTOCK BOOKS

 

TEN POUND ISLAND BOOK COMPANY

 

MICHAEL R. THOMPSON RARE BOOKS

 

THORN BOOKS

 

TOMBERG RARE BOOKS

 

TRIOLET RARE BOOKS

 

TSCHANZ RARE BOOKS

 

Featured items:

 

[George M. Wheeler] William Bell and Timothy H. O'Sullivan. George M. Wheeler Survey Stereoview Collection.

Stereoview Collection

Washington DC: Geographical and Geological Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian, 1871-1872. 20 Stereoviews. Albumen photographs [9.5 cm x 15 cm] on yellow Wheeler mounts [10 cm x 18 cm] all with printed paper labels on the reverse. Most in very nice condition with strong contrasts. 18 views by Bell; 2 by O'Sullivan. Complete list of views and images available. Nice views from the Wheeler survey of the southwest with sharp images of the Grand Canyon, Kanab Creek, Black Canyon, Dirty Devil and Marble Canyon. These are some of the first images of these places. Timothy O'Sullivan (1840-1882) worked on the Wheeler Survey after having gained some fame and notoriety as a photographer during the Civil War. O'Sullivan's work done during this time was later used as a way of persuading Congress to fund military instead of civilian expeditions. William H. Bell (1830 -1910) was an English-born American photographer, active primarily in the latter half of the 19th century. He is best remembered for his Civil War views and his images of the southwest taken as part of the Wheeler expedition in 1872.

Offered by Tschanz Rare Books and featured in "Wish We Were Here: Western Archivist Meeting" (pages 31/32).

 

TYPE PUNCH MATRIX

 

UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

 

URSUS RARE BOOKS

 

VAMP & TRAMP, BOOKSELLERS

 

THE VEATCHS ARTS OF THE BOOK

 

WALKABOUT BOOKS

 

JEFF WEBER RARE BOOKS

 

ADAM WEINBERGER RARE BOOKS

 

WHITMORE RARE BOOKS

 

JOHN WINDLE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLER

 

CHARLES B. WOOD, BOOKSELLER

 

WOODBURN BOOKS

 

YESTERDAY'S MUSE BOOKS

 

ZH BOOKS

 

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