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The Tattooists

By: Albert L. Morse

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Albert L. Morse: 1977

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200120i

Condition: Fine


1st ed., 4to, black cloth. 124 pp. While Morse was an attorney representing cartoonists in the SF Bay area he noticed similarities between their art and tattoo designs. He compiled over 100 hours of taped interviews with 50 tattooists and photographed another 50. This is a digest of his interviews with samplings of works. 2500 copies printed. Ed Hardy, Bert Grimm, Cliff Raven, Spider Webb, Sailor Jerry, and several dozen others. Fully illustrated in color and b/w. A fine copy in near fine d/w some light edgewear. View more info

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Storie della citta di Firenze dal 1410 al 1460….. Books 1-4. [Stories of the City of Florence from the year 1410 to 1460. Written in the same times …

By: Buoninsegni, Dom. di Lionardo.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Florence: Nella Stamperia di Giorgio Marescotti: 1579-1580

Seller ID: 150305

Condition: Good.


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.] 1st edition. Small 4to, 1/2 vellum and purple boards, inked title on spine.[38] 829 [1] pp. Text in Italian. 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 ex... View more info

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Savage Automatic Pistols

By: Carr, James

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1969

Seller ID: 111101


1st ed. 8vo, copper cloth, 131 pp. Classic reference work on the 32 Savage automatic pistols [1907-1922]. Pristine copy in a lightly rubbed very good dust jacket. No tears or chips. View more info

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This is Television

By: Carrickford, Richard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1967

Seller ID: 016001


Third, revised edition (1967) of Ralph Steadman's first book appearance. The first edition was published in 1958 and is quite scarce. VG-Near fine copy; some erased pencil marks on end-paper and some very light foxing in upper right corner of title page. In VG d/w with a few small nicks and some light spotting on back cover. View more info

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A Handbook on Hanging: Being a Short Introduction to the Fine Art of Execution....

By: Charles Duff

Price: $62.50

Publisher: Hale, Cushman & Flint, New York: 1929

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200325a

Condition: Very good


FULL TITLE: A Handbook on Hanging: Being a Short Introduction to the Fine Art of Execution, and Containing Much Useful Information on Neck-Breaking, Throttling, Strangling, Asphyxiation, Decapitation and Electrocution; As Well as Data and Wrinkles for Hangmen, an Account of the Late MR. Berry's Method of Killing and His Working List of Drops; To Which Is Added a Hangman's Ready Reckoner and Certain Other Items of Interest; All Very Proper to Be Read and Kept in Every Family ##### New York: Hale, Cushman & Flint, 1929. First Edition. 16mo; Black cloth with printed spine label. 129pp + hangm... View more info

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A Collection of Epitaphs and Inscriptions, interesting either from historical associations or quaintness of wording (2 Vols.).

COLLECTANEA ADAMANTAEA. - XII. A Collection of Epitaphs and Inscriptions, interesting either from historical associations or quaintness of wording (2 Vols.).

By: Edmund Goldsmid , editor

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Edinburgh: privately printed by E & G Goldsmid : 1885-1886

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200301g

Condition: Good


A Collection of Epitaphs and Inscriptions, interesting either from historical associations or quaintness of wording (2 Vols.). Edinburgh: privately printed by E & G Goldsmid 1885-86. 12vo. 54; 48pp; Limited to 275 copies. head and tail-pieces, title-pages printed in red and black. One of 275 small paper copies (total edition of 350). Printed parchment paper wrappers. A two-volume compilation of graveyard epitaphs. Condition: Good; covers soiled and toned, that of volume I chipped and partially split at spine. Interior clean and bright overall, with soiling to half-title and title page of vo... View more info

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They All Sang

By: Edward B. Marks

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Viking Press: 1935

Seller ID: 081507


3rd printing (1935) but warmly inscribed by author Edward Marks to Hollywood writer/producer Jerry Wald on the birth of Wald's son. Walk wrote and produced several classic films, including the musical Stars Over Broadway and the Bogart classics Dark Passage and Key Largo. The inscription is on the front free endpaper and is dated 1942. The book itself is in fine condition except for some yellowing on the front and rear-paste-downs where the dust wrapper flaps rested against the book. The dust jacket is present but is yellowed at the back and has about a dozen chips and tears along the edges. View more info

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The Art of Walt Disney . From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms

By: Finch, Christopher

Price: $110.00

Publisher: New York, Abrams: 1973

Seller ID: 10502


The true first edition (1973) with the original 3-dimensional applique of Mickey Mouse and acetate dustjacket. The book itself is in fine condition, with the white cloth still bright on the front and with just some minor soiling along the top and bottom edges of the back cover (from shelf-wear). The acetate d/w has some scuffs and a few crayon marks and has two 3" closed tears on the back a 1/2" closed tear on the front. View more info

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Star Reporters And 34 Of Their Greatest Stories. [William Randolph Hearst’s copy]

By: Greene, Ward.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1948

Edition: 1st edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author Ward Greene to William Randolp

Seller ID: k190719k

Condition: Very good


1st ed., 8vo, buff cloth. 402 pp. A collection of news stories including peices by such notable and important reporters as John Reed, John Steinbeck, H.L. Mencken, Damon Runyon, and many more. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. Book: A clean, tight copy with practically no wear; no tears or marks. The only defect is a slight discoloration along the edges of the covers and age-toning to the end papers. D/W: is not price-clipped, but has average surface wear and numerous small nicks along edges and spine ends. Inked inscription from Greene to William Randolph Hearst on the front fl... View more info

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Why England Slept

By: Kennedy, John

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Company: 1940

Seller ID: 121311


1st UK edition, first printing. Hutchison & Co. Ltd (London), 1940. In original dust-jacket with 3s/6p price intact. The book is in good condition: some age-toning and very light foxing on end-papers with very minor shelf-wear to covers. Interior pages are yellowed at edges, but not brittle. (As usual for the cheap wartime pulp paper.) No chips or tears. The dust jacket is in generally good shape with a 1/2"x3/4" chip at top of spine, a 1/4"x1/2" open tear on middle of front cover and numerous small nicks and shelf-wear along edges. Nevertheless an attractive copy of Kennedy's first book. View more info

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Oomingmack: The Expedition to the Musk Ox Island in the Bering Sea

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Hastings House: 1967

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s10022


Matthiessen was a member of the Nunivak Expedition formed to capture a group of musk ox calves to raise for their wool. Black and white photographs by the author. Book is flawless. Dustwrapper has a faded spine and faint sun line 1/4" wide along spine. View more info

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Europe After 8:15

By: Mencken, H.L>, Nathan, George Jean; Wright, Willard Huntington.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: NY, John Lane Company: 1914

Seller ID: c170630b


12mo, orange cloth, black titles and décor. Satiric essays about travel in Europe, written on the brink of World War I. Very good, llight edgewar, spine darkened; bookplate on front pastedown. View more info

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Rascal / A Memoir of a Better Era

By: North, Sterling

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1963

Seller ID: 121317


4th printing, with tipped-in typed presentation (TLS) signed by North in red pencil. Lower right corner bumped, otherwise a fine copy in fine dust jacket. Winner of the Dutton Animal Book Award for 1963 and basis for the 1969 film by Disney studios View more info

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Under the 1st ed. Wall. First State Review Copy with Publisher’s Errata Laid In. [Signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $525.00

Publisher: NY: Viking, (1962). : 1962

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622f


1st ed., 8vo black cloth. His third book of nonfiction, recounting the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea to study one of the last stone-age tribes on the planet, which had been entirely free from contact with Westerners or the artifacts of industrial society. The book exists in three states. This first printing was withdrawn by the publisher prior to publication because the inset pages of photographs were bound in the wrong place and contrary to the Table of Contents (against the wishes of Matthiessen who oversaw the design.) Some copies were sent to reviewers with a mimeographed erra... View more info

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Under the 1st ed. Wall. 1st issue, second state. [Signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $90.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1962

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622g


1st ed., first issue, second state,. 8vo black cloth. His third book of nonfiction, recounting the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea to study one of the last stone-age tribes on the planet, which had been entirely free from contact with Westerners or the artifacts of industrial society. The book exists in three states. This first printing was withdrawn by the publisher prior to publication because the inset pages of photographs were bound in the wrong place and contrary to the Table of Contents (against the wishes of Matthiessen who oversaw the design.) Some copies were sent to review... View more info

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Men's Lives. The Surfmen and Baymen of the South Fork / 2 volume ed in slipcase / signed

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $350.00

Publisher: (n.p.): Rock Foundation: 1986

Edition: 1st ed., limited special edition.

Seller ID: s180624c

Condition: Fine


A two-volume deluxe folio-sized edition in matching slipcase. The first volume containing all of the text by Matthiessen. The second volume contains all of the photographs. An identical two-volume edition, but in a clamshell case and an original print of one of the photographs was given out free to attendees of a $500-a-plate benefit dinner for the historical society attempting to preserve the record and legacy of the fishermen's lives. There were 500 numbered copies stated, although it is possible that fewer than 500 copies were actually given out. This particular set was offered for sale by ... View more info

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Men's Lives. The Surfmen and Baymen of the South Fork / Deluxe limited edition, 2 vols., signed

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $850.00

Publisher: (n.p.): Rock Foundation: 1986

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180624d

Condition: Fine.


The two-volume folio-sized edition; limited to 500 copies in clamshell case. The first volume containing all of the text by Matthiessen. The second volume contains all of the photographs. With the second volume is also an original print of one of the book's photographs laid into a folding chemise and signed by the photographer Lynn Johnson. Never formally offered for sale, copies of this edition were given out free to attendees of a $500-a-plate benefit dinner for the historical society attempting to preserve the record and legacy of the fishermen's lives. One of a stated 500 numbered copies, ... View more info

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Ugly Girl Papers; or Hints from the Toilet (from Harper's Bazar)

By: Powers, S.D.

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 122601


1st edition, Harper & Brothers, 1874-75. 8vo, Blue decorated cloth with gilt lettering. 19th century beauty advice; a series of articles first published in Harper's Bazar magazine. "The science of the toilet is well-nigh as delicate as that of medicine; and as no prescription has yet proved a specific for disease, no recipe can reach all cases of complexion." A good, clean copy but with tears and inked owner's signature in front endpaper. Shelf-wear and rubbing to edges of binding. View more info

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Jazzmen --The Story of Hot Jazz Told in the Lives of the Men Who Created It

By: Ramsey,Jr., Frederic; and Charles Edward Smith, editors

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace and Company, New York: 1939

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190212a

Condition: Near Fine


1st ed., 8vo., beige cloth, 360 pp. This early jazz history focuses on the important hot spots and musicians of New Orleans, Chicago, and New York. 56 photographs; comprehensive index. CONDITION: Near fine in fair dustjacket. A clean, tight copy: prior owner’s penciled signature on front end paper, some browning in the hinges; contemporary bookshop label inside back cover [and transfer to facing page]; no tears, chips, or rubbing. The jacket is complete, not price-clipped but has numerous edge tears up to 1”, chipped a spine ends; soiled back panels. View more info

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Worlds In Collision

By: Velikovsky, Immanuel

Price: $115.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan Co.: 1950

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k191118c

Condition: Near Fine


1st ed., 1st printing stated. 8vo,. Publishers blue cloth, gilt title to cover and spine. 401pp. The Russian scholar's first book, an instant New York Times bestseller whose science was so heavily criticized that Macmillan discontinued publication and transferred rights to Doubleday. A near fine copy in good d/w. Text block is clean, bright, and unmarked. Covers are near fine with just a hint of shelf-wear to edges. Dust jacket is not price-cliped; no large tears, but numerous small nicks to edges, especially at spine ends. View more info