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Unusual, Eclectic & Bizarre.

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An Account of the Ceremony in Westminster Hall on Thursday May 9th 1935 on the occasion of the Presentation of Addresses by Both Houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to His Majesty King George V Congratulating Him on the Celebration of the Silver Jubilee of His Most Illustrious Reign
1 An Account of the Ceremony in Westminster Hall on Thursday May 9th 1935 on the occasion of the Presentation of Addresses by Both Houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to His Majesty King George V Congratulating Him on the Celebration of the Silver Jubilee of His Most Illustrious Reign
Cambridge: Walter Lewis, 1935. 1st ed, 8vo, unpaginated full blue morocco with gilt lettering on front panel ("Westminster Hall 9 May 1935" ), raised bands on spine, gilt edging, b/w frontispiece, one b/w photograph with tissue guard. Matching d/w and slipcase. Absolutely pristine copy in fine d/w and very good slipcase.. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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2 AnonymousVisits from the world of spirits; or interesting anecdotes of the dead.
15030 London: printed for the proprietor; and sold by L. Wayland 1791. 1st ed., 12mo, 302 pp. A scarce volume “Containing very curious narratives of the appearances of many departed spirits on particular occasions, to friends, relations. &c. being an impartial survey of the most remarkable accounts of apparitions, dreams, ghosts, spectres, and visions. That have been recorded in several ages of the world; together with some originals. To which is prefixed, an introduction, by the editor.” The anecdotes vary from a page or two to several dozen pages or more. Brown boards, ¼ calf spine. Rear hinge is partially split but fully intact; Text block is clean and tight with only occasional mild foxing.. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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3 AQUITH, Cynthia & Bigland, EileenPrincess Elizabeth Gift Book
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1935. 4to, white cloth, 224p. An anthology of stories and poems published to raise money for the Princess Elizabeth Hospital for Children. Includes a Rupert Story by Mary Tourtel (Rupert the Little Bear goes Adventuring in the Robbers Den and with the Giants), an intro. by J.M. Barrie, poem by De La Mare etc. Illustrated with 2 double page color spreads by the Disney Studios, endpapers by Rex Whistler, color plates by A.H. Watson and others and with many illus. in line. Pristine in the original dustwrapper with colour illustration of Philip de Làszlò's 1933 portrait of the princess (now Queen Elizabeth II) aged seven. D/w has light surface wear, minimal soiling and a few edge nicks.. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Cento Ethicus. Ex ducentis Poetis hinc inde contextus, per Damasum Blyerburgium Batauum. Iuuentutis maxime Institutiontioni accomodatus., Blyenburg, Damasus van.
4 Blyenburg, Damasus van.Cento Ethicus. Ex ducentis Poetis hinc inde contextus, per Damasum Blyerburgium Batauum. Iuuentutis maxime Institutiontioni accomodatus.
Dordaraci: Ex officinia Abrahami Canini, 1600. 16 mo, grey boards, quarter leather. Blyenburg (1558-1668) was a dutch poet who published this compilation of modern Latin poets. A revised edition, first published the year earlier in 1599. Covers quite worn, but intact, with numerous small stains. Title is inked onto the spine. Inked signatures on ffep; front hinge partially split. Inked number on title page; small inked library rubber stamp image on vrso of title page. 1" x 2" damp stain at bottom center of inside front cover and extending into the first dozen pages or so and again at the back cover. Several other damp stains throughout the book, all light and none affecting the text - otherwise the pages are generally clean and free of foxing.. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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A Theological Dictionary Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms : Woodward's New Edition with Added Appendix, Buck, Charles
5 Buck, CharlesA Theological Dictionary Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms : Woodward's New Edition with Added Appendix
Published by Joseph J. Woodward, Philadelphia, 1831. A revised edition. 12mo, full brown leather with gilt spine; 624 double-column pages. Contents tight. Paper is age-toned with occasionally light foxing. Full brown leather cover is scuffed, some scratches, corners bumped. "Containing definitions of all religious terms; a comprehensive view of every article in the system of divinity; an impartial account of all the principal denominations which have subsisted in the religious world from the birth of Christ to the present day. Woodward's new edition published from the last London edition, to which is added an appendix containing an account of the Methodist Episcopal, and Presbyterian Churches in the United States to the Present Period. Charles Buck (1771 - 1815) was an English Independent minister and theological writer. He first published his Theological Dictionary in 1802; it was a significant work running to 50 reprints prior to the civil war. Illustrated with four frontispiece engravings depicting various religious martyrdom's and the tortures of the Inquisition.. 
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Storie della citta di Firenze dal 1410 al 1460.  [History of the City of Florence]. Books 1-4., Buoninsegni, Dom. di Lionardo.
6 Buoninsegni, Dom. di Lionardo.Storie della citta di Firenze dal 1410 al 1460. [History of the City of Florence]. Books 1-4.
Florence: Nella Stamperia di Giorgio Marescotti, 1579-1580. [The colophon is dated Florence, 1579, but the dedication to Francesco de Medici, is dated April 15, 1580.] 8vo, 1/2 vellum and purple boards, inked title on spine. Buoninsegni was a Florentine patrician, merchant and historian. Politically he held some of the city's most important offices and was a member of the broader circle of the early Medici regime. He spent the last ten years of his life completing this Historia Florentine; he died in Florence in March of 1466. The history existed in manuscript form until this publication in 9 volumes between 1579-1637. The first seven books were published by G. Marescotti in Florence in 1580 and the last two by GB Landini in Florence in 1637. This volume consists of the first four books, bound as one volume. Good. Several inked signatures and notations inside front cover, end papers. Small bookplate inside front cover. The original title page is missing and is replaced by a handwritten, inked annotation dated Torino, 1861. Interior is clean, tight, and bright with no foxing at all.. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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Early Cemeteries of the City of Los Angeles - Los Angeles Miscellany #2, Carpenter, Edwin
7 Carpenter, EdwinEarly Cemeteries of the City of Los Angeles - Los Angeles Miscellany #2
Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1973. 1st ed., 1st ed., limited to 300 copies. 8vo, illustrated boards, 48 pp. Illustrated with contemporary photographs and graphics - LA cemeteries up to the year 1885. Fine, without d/w -- as issued.. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Wasp in a Wig/A Suppressed Episode of Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Carroll, Lewis
8 Carroll, LewisThe Wasp in a Wig/A Suppressed Episode of Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
New York: Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1977. 1st, A suppressed chapter of "Alice" published here for the first time in a limited edition of 750 copies. 8vo, red cloth, 72 pp. New copy; no d/w issued.. 
Price: 43.50 USD
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9 Giraud, S. Louis, Editor.The Daily Express Children's Annual: Introducing Self-Erecting Models to Illustrate the Stories No. 5
London: Lane Publications, Undated, but circa 1932. Seven pop-ups which appear to be complete, although the glue has come loose from one page and it needs repair. In addition to the pop-ups, there is a full-color frontispiece and black and white illustrations throughout. Generally clean inside, but the b/w illustrations on five pages have been partially colored in crayon (very neatly so). The covers are worn and rubbed along all edges, with some age-toning, but are sound and tight. Pop-up illustrations are for the following stories: Inside cover, A visit from Santa; Dragon with the Spike on His Nose; A Ride in a Gondola; Out in the Desert (needs repair); Two Dogs; And the Gollywog sat down; At the Show. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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10 Graves, RobertLars Porsena or The Future of Swearing in Proper Language.
New York: E. P. Dutton, 1927. 1st ed in dustjacket. Very Good copy in fair dustjacket. Book has some age-toning on back endpapers, otherwise no reportable defects. Bookplate of actor/radio star Jean Herscholt (for whom the Academy Award Jean Herscholt Humanitarian Award is named) is mounted inside front cover; store label of Hollywood Bookshop is inside back cover. Dustjacket is tanned and somewhat brittle, with the front cover present but partially detached.. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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FAIRYTALE GEMS, HARBOUR, Jennie. Verses by Hilda Hart.
11 HARBOUR, Jennie. Verses by Hilda Hart.FAIRYTALE GEMS
London: London Raphael Tuck & Sons, [1925]. 1st ed thus., 16mo 4½ x 3½. An accordion fold out book with 8 double sided panels with color images by Harbour facing children’s poetry by Hart. Undated but generally presumed to be c. 1925. Publisher’s number ‘950’ at base of final fold. Original silk ties are present as is the scarce publisher’s box. The tales are: The Goose Girl. Red Riding Hood. The Beautiful Princess. Beauty and the Beast. The Sleeping Beauty. The Magic Mirror. Cinderella. Snow-White and Rose-Red. Very good-near fine. All pages are very clean, bright & tight. No marks or inscriptions. Paper cracked at several of the inner fold hinges but no tears, chips, or markings. Exterior is fine. The silk ties are fully intact and in great shape. The box is very good-near fine. Some very light discoloration but no soiling; small chip at top upper left and bottom front corner; remnant of small gummed label on bottom. No cracks or breaks. We have seen several copies of this scarce juvenile and this is the best we have seen by far.. 
Price: 425.00 USD
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Marginalia to Life / Being Notes from the Private Papers of Anthony Hillyer., Hillyer, Anthony
12 Hillyer, AnthonyMarginalia to Life / Being Notes from the Private Papers of Anthony Hillyer.
12mo, limited to 270 copies. Brown & black boards, 42 pp. "These notes, now first published, convey, in part, the revolt of an individual against the predominating Oriental influences that are disemboweling the once powerful civilization of the West....Very small chip at bottom of spine, otherwise fine in a very good dustwrapper with several small closed tears along the edges, small open tears at top and bottom of spine. Endpapers are darkened where dust jacket flap has discolored the paper.. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Bibliographie Instructive Ou Notice de Quelques Livres Rares Singuliers Et Difficiles Trouver, Avec Des Notes Historiques, Pour Connotre Et Distinguer Les Diffrentes Editions, Et Leur Valeur Dans Le Commerce; disposee par Francois de Los-Rios, Libraire a Lyon. [Unique and Hard to Find Rare Books With Historical Notes To Distinguish the Different Editions, And Their Value In The Trade.], Los-Rios, Jean Francois de.
13 Los-Rios, Jean Francois de.Bibliographie Instructive Ou Notice de Quelques Livres Rares Singuliers Et Difficiles Trouver, Avec Des Notes Historiques, Pour Connotre Et Distinguer Les Diffrentes Editions, Et Leur Valeur Dans Le Commerce; disposee par Francois de Los-Rios, Libraire a Lyon. [Unique and Hard to Find Rare Books With Historical Notes To Distinguish the Different Editions, And Their Value In The Trade.]
Avigon et Lyon, Seguin et chez l’auteur, 1777. 12mo, full vellum. 207 pp. An early guide to rare-book collecting; a priced-catalog of books sold by Jean-François de Los Rios, with annotations. de Los Rios (1727-1820) was a noted bookseller in Lyon, famously taking advantage of the dispersion of Jesuit libraries after the order was expelled from France in 1764. The Bibliographie instructive was one of his early works, published after more than 17 years as a bookseller in Lyon. The bilbiografía is organized as a directory with 639 entries briefly discussed and 190 references in the included supplement. The entries are organized thematically. Los-Rios also offered an "index auctorum" to facilitate locating the names and titles. A scarce early work on the trade. Covers soiled and slightly cocked; edges discolored; corners bumped. Contemporary inked inscription inside front cover. Interior clean and tight with some light toning but no foxing. $500. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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Profile: Cesar Chavez, Matthiessen, Peter
14 Matthiessen, PeterProfile: Cesar Chavez
Los Angeles: UAW Western Region 6, 1969. First thus, 1st ed., 8-1/2x11" stapled wrappers. Pamphlet offprint published by the UAW of two New Yorker articles [June 21 and 28, 1969, that were the basis for his later book Sal Si Puedes. Signed by Matthiessen on the cover below his name 24 pp. [Nicholas p. 13] A pristine copy.. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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Telepathy, Mellott, S.H.
15 Mellott, S.H.Telepathy
American School of Magnetic Healing, 1899. 1st ed. 16mo, printed blue stapled wrappers, 64 pp. Illus. An unrecorded guide to telepathy published by the American School of Magnetic Healing, Nevada Missouri – the institution usually associated with the work of Professor Sidney Weltmer. (Rear cover includes ads for Weltmer’s works.) Not in OCLC or in the Library of Congress online catalogs, although several copies have previously appeared on the net. Interior is fine; clean and tight. Wrappers lightly rubbed along edges and spine; a ¼” clip from upper right front cover and a small chip from lower corner near spine. Light penciled initials on front cover at top. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Cancer: It's Proper Treatment and Cure / The Dr. Nichols Sanatorium / The Value of Escharotics - or Medicines whih will Destroy any Living or Fungus Tissue in the Treatment o fCancer, Lupus, Chronic Ulcers and Tumors, Nichols, Dr. Perry
16 Nichols, Dr. PerryCancer: It's Proper Treatment and Cure / The Dr. Nichols Sanatorium / The Value of Escharotics - or Medicines whih will Destroy any Living or Fungus Tissue in the Treatment o fCancer, Lupus, Chronic Ulcers and Tumors
East Aurora [NY]: At the Roycroft Shops, 1925. 1st ed., 8vo, embossed leatherette covers. 256 pp. The Nichols Sanitorium had treated 3300 patients up to 1918, and by 1956 the list had grown to 70,000. Many medical doctors did not recognize the Sanitorium as a valid medical institution, but the thousands of people who came to Savannah as a last resort and almost without hope, and who left after treatment to live for many years in comfort, seemed to be sufficient proof that this place did relieve suffering and that it added years to the lives of those who were treated. Dr. Nichols died in September 1925 and the Sanitorium passed into the hands of his daughter. This memorial to his work is notable for the quality of the Roycroft's production and binding. Very good condition; some light stains on back cover and some minor edgewear. Interior is pristine.. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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17 Phillips, George LewisAmerican Chimney Sweeps / An Historical Account of a Once Important Trade
Trenton NJ: The Past Times Press, 1957. Edward Gee Jackson. 1st ed., 8vo, marbled boards without dust jacket (as issued). Limited edition (unstated number), signed by the Author George Lewis Phillips on the title page. Also inscribed by the author on the front end paper, with a pencil sketch of Phillips by the book's illustrator, California/Southwestern artist Everett Gee Jackson. A fine copy with some light toning on front end paper where a newspaper clipping lightly discolored the paper. [The clipping is inside an envelope pasted inside front cover.]. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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18 Powers, S.D.Ugly Girl Papers; or Hints from the Toilet (from Harper's Bazar)
1st edition, Harper & Brothers, 1874-75. 8vo, Blue decorated cloth with gilt lettering. A good, clean copy but with tears and inked owner's signature in front endpaper. Shelf-wear and rubbing to edges of binding.. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Royal Road Test, Ruscha Edward; Williams, Mason; Blackwell, Patrick
19 Ruscha Edward; Williams, Mason; Blackwell, PatrickRoyal Road Test
Los Angeles: Self-published, 1967. 1st ed. of this classic work of conceptual art. 12mo, 60 pages, 36 black & white photographs; spiral bound pale yellow wrappers. Ruscha, Williams and Blackwell document a crash test involving a Royal manual typewriter ejected from a 1963 Buick. Very good. Light crease across center front with smaller crease in upper front corner. Some light soiling and a small crease to back cover. No tears or chips. Unstated but from a limited run of 1000 copies.. 
Price: 875.00 USD
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Film Poster:
20 Struzan, DrewFilm Poster: "William Shakespeare's King Lear" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Preliminary design for the mock film poster used in Steven Spielberg’s second Jurassic Park film, The Lost World. During the sequence where the T-Rex terrorizes San Diego, we are treated to a scene in which an out of control bus smashes into a video store. In the front window of the store we briefly glimpse a film poster for King Lear starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. This inside joke was apparently a reference to Schwarzenegger's brief portrayal of "Hamlet" in his 1993 film Last Action Hero -- the unsuccessful blockbuster that was shunted to box office obscurity by the release of the first Jurassic Park the week before. Named by the Boston Globe as "the greatest poster artist of our time," Struzan is one of the most successful film artists of the past 40 years, having painted more than 150 movie posters, including all of the films in the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, and Star Wars series as well as non-Spielberg/Lucas features such as Rambo, Blade Runner, and Harry Potter. This "17”x25" preliminary design is not the same poster shown in the film, which, though similar, is larger and has added graphics. No other copy of this poster, in any format, has previously appeared on the market.. 
Price: 2250.00 USD
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