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CHARLES AGVENT

 

ANDERSON BUTLER RARE BOOKS

 

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BACK OF BEYOND BOOKS

 

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BATTLEDORE, LTD.

 

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BEASLEY BOOKS

 

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ROBIN BLEDSOE BOOKS

 

BLIND HORSE BOOKS

 

CARL BLOMGREN FINE BOOKS

 

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THE BOOK BLOCK

 

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LE BOOKINISTE

 

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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

 

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BROMER BOOKSELLERS

 

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ANDREW CAHAN, BOOKSELLER, LTD.

 

THE CAPTAIN'S BOOKSHELF

 

CAROLINIANA

 

CARPE DIEM FINE BOOKS

 

BRIAN CASSIDY, BOOKSELLER

 

CHURCHILL BOOK COLLECTOR

 

THE COLOPHON BOOK SHOP

 

W.S. COTTER RARE BOOKS

 

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HEBENSTREIT, Joannes. PROGNOSTICON | PHYSICVM: | Des Jhars Jheſu | CHRIſti/1565. Auff ergangene | Exempla der verloffenen Hiſtorien/ und | alten Weiſſagung gegründet. [Colophon D4r]: Gedruckt zu Erffordt/ durch Georgium Baw- | man/ zum bunten Lawen/ bey S. | Paul. [Erfurt: Georg Baumann, 1564]

Prognostications

First edition of an especially virulent astrological prediction for the year 1565 by the Erfurt physician and astronomer Joannes Hebenstreit, who produced prognostications for every year from 1553 until his death in 1569, but exemplars from some of these years have not survived. The text surrounding the bizarre title woodcut sums up Hebenstreit's main points well: in 1565 the Pope will die, the Turks will perish, plague will reign, war will ravage, the Empire will fall. The arresting title woodcut illustrates a soldier and a skeleton bearing a coffin upon a catafalque covered with a mortcloth and topped with a papal tiara, all set against a backdrop of a burning city, the smoke from which roils in a turbulent sky where a dragon encircles two foreboding, eclipsed suns. Each of Hebenstreit's predictions are provided in graphic, apocalyptic detail, and he offers ideas for neither remedy nor prevention. Indeed, in the final section, Hebenstreit predicts not only a resurgence of plague, but something new and even worse: a fresh pestilence that will bring with it untold suffering and an unimaginable symptomatology that will drive the afflicted mad before it kills. The most doomsaying prognostication in Hebenstreit's oeuvre. No copies located in American libraries.

Offered by W.S. Cotter Rare Books and found in "Heat Wave."

 

ROY CLARE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS

 

CRAWFORD DOYLE BOOKSELLERS

 

JAMES CUMMINS BOOKSELLER

 

L.W. CURREY, INC.

 

DANBOM & SON BOOKS

 

DANIEL / OLIVER GALLERY

 

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

 

ECLECTIBLES

 

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Miniature Biographies Published by Duke Brand Cigarettes

Cigarette Cards

Knapp & Company. Park Place, New York. 1890s. A complete set of 48 absolutely charming miniature chromolithographed biographies, published as part of an advertising campaign for Duke Brand Cigarettes. Each was issued in a box of cigarettes in a "collect-them-all"-type marketing ploy. The complete set here includes 7 women and 41 men. Each measures approx. 3" by 1.5", is approx. 16 pp., and stapled in original chromolithographed illustrated wrappers.

The wrappers are particularly well-designed, and feature a portrait of the subject on the upper wrapper, and an allegorical/metaphorical illustration on the lower wrapper that matches that figure's accomplishments. For example, industrialist Andrew Carnegie has a coal worker shoveling coal on his lower wrapper, while Edgar Allan Poe has a raven perched atop a pile of books on his lower wrapper. Explorer and hunter Henry M. Stanley has an African woman's bust inside a map of Africa on his lower wrapper. Other prominent figures run the gamut from actors (Edwin Booth, Sarah Bernhardt), to writers and poets (Tennyson, Irving), to businessmen (Vanderbilt), engineers and inventors (James B. Eads, Mary Anderson), and politicians (William Henry Harrison). There is even one child, the musical prodigy Josef Hoffman.

Offered by Eclectibles and found in "E-list No. 87."

 

ELK RIVER BOOKS

 

LES ENLUMINURES

 

EVENING STAR BOOKS

 

THE FAMILY ALBUM

 

JOSEPH J. FELCONE, INC.

 

ARTHUR FOURNIER FINE & RARE

 

RODGER FRIEDMAN RARE BOOK STUDIO

 

MARK FUNKE, BOOKSELLER

 

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...

 

MICHAEL GINSBERG BOOKS

  • Has the following lists available: California, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Oregon, Louisiana, Colorado, Ohio and New York.  Will email to interested parties. Contact info@ginsbook.com to request... 

 

L.N. GOLAY BOOKS

 

GOLDEN LEGEND 

 

THOMAS A. GOLDWASSER RARE BOOKS

 

JAMES GRAY BOOKSELLER

 

RICK GRUNDER-BOOKS

 

DAVID A. HAMILTON AMERICANA BOOKS

 

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DONALD A. HEALD RARE BOOKS

 

HERITAGE BOOKSHOP

 

JONATHAN A. HILL, BOOKSELLER, INC.

 

JEFF HIRSCH BOOKS

 

HONEY & WAX BOOKSELLERS

 

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Bruno Munari. Uomini sulla Luna.

Space Panoramo

Milan: Sugar Editore, 1962. First edition of Bruno Munari’s science fiction panorama depicting a colony on the moon, accompanied by two discs containing audio of the imaginary lunar settlement. A single paragraph at the beginning of the panorama sets the scene, introducing space captain “Bill Ventura” in his spaceship, followed by Munari’s stunning color-printed lunar panorama, which can be viewed in two-panel sections or as an unbroken landscape. Viewers encounter a space station above the moon, with windows revealing the activities of the astronauts inside, followed by the bustling lunar colony itself, built under a protective dome, featuring decorative trees, a theater, a tennis court, and a swimming pool.

The flip side of the panorama offers a rough timeline of missile developments from the 1940s to the 1960s, ending with the United States Army’s Nike Zeus of the early 1960s. In the front and back folds of the panorama are two discs from outer space: the first contains messages from the space station to the lunar settlement, and the second the sounds within the first city on the moon. Text in Italian. OCLC records one holding, at Stanford. A near-fine example of popular space race iconography in the years just before humans set foot on the moon.

Double-sided panorama, measuring 7.75 inches square, 93 inches fully unfolded. Printed in color on both sides, with pockets in first and last panels holding flexible white 33-rpm records. Lightest edgewear.

Offered by Honey & Wax Booksellers and found in their recent catalog "12 New Acquisitions." 

 

HOUSE OF MIRTH PHOTOS

 

JOHN HOWELL FOR BOOKS

 

S. HOWLETT-WEST BOOKS

 

JAMES S. JAFFE RARE BOOKS

 

JOHANSON RARE BOOKS

 

JOHNSON RARE BOOKS & ARCHIVES

 

 

KAATERSKILL BOOKS

 

SETH KALLER, INC.

 

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 BOOKS & 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

 

LIZZYOUNG BOOKSELLER

 

Featured item:


Brunhoff, Jean de

Histoire de Babar; le petit éléphant

Babar

Paris: Editions du Jardins des Modes, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. 47 [1] pages. 37 x 27 cm. An exceptional copy of the first Babar title in remarkably good condition. After his mother is killed by a hunter (why is the mother always killed?), Babar avoids capture by escaping to the city, where he is looked after by the kindly Old Lady.Text in French. A classic. Boards rubbed at corners. Interior crisp and clean. Red illustrated boards, blue cloth spine. Very good.

Offered by Lizzyoung Bookseller and featured in "Children's Books."

 

LOCUS SOLUS RARE BOOKS

 

KEN LOPEZ BOOKSELLER 

 

J. & J. LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS

 

STUART LUTZ HISTORIC DOCUMENTS

 

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

 

KENNETH MALLORY, BOOKSELLER

 

JEFFREY D. MANCEVICE, INC.

 

MANHATTAN RARE BOOK COMPANY

 

MARE BOOKSELLERS

 

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

 

LAURENCE MCGILVERY 

 

BRUCE MCKITTRICK RARE BOOKS, INC.

 

MEYER BOSWELL BOOKS, INC.

 

KATE MITAS, BOOKSELLER

 

MUSINSKY RARE BOOKS

 

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CLASSICAL DICTIONARY — Vocabularius variorum terminorum: ex poetis et historiographis congestus.

Classical Dictionary

Strassburg: Johann Prüss, 18 February [25 January] “MCCCCII” (i.e., 1502). 4to (200 x 142 mm). [34] leaves, the last blank. Title and headings in gothic type, text in roman. Annunciation woodcut on title: the Virgin and angel within a floral wreath, angels above and two worshippers below; on verso a full-page woodcut of the Virgin and Child in Majesty, with typographic inscription “Virgo roga pr[o]le[m] q[uod] plebe[m] seruet et urbe[m]” on an undulating banner. A nice copy (first and last leaves each with a short marginal tear to title-leaf, small stain to penultimate leaf, a couple of colored pencil underlines to colophon). Modern parchment over thin boards.

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the dating error in the colophon uncorrected, of a basic and still useful index of places and people in classical history, literature and mythology (mainly Greek). Written in simple Latin, this handy booklet provides concise identifications of “proper names of famous men [and women], cities, provinces, mountains, and rivers, most often found in poetry and histories.” The three-line introduction states that the glossary was condensed from Tortellius (from his massive Orthographia, first printed Rome 1471) and other unspecified works.
 

Offered by Musinsky Rare Books and found in "E-catalogue 25."

 

MYSTERY PIER BOOKS

 

NUDELMAN RARE BOOKS

 

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[Binding, Fine- Club Bindery, 100 Copies with 27 India Ink Drawings by E. Fitch] Main, David M. Three Hundred English Sonnets.

Fine Binding

Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1884. 320pp. AEG. A magnificently crafted Club Binding (signed in the front dentelle, “Club Bindery, 1901) bound in full green Morocco with incredibly ornate and detailed all-over “cottage room” design on both covers and spine featuring inlaid crimson centerpieces, as well as center “star” and surrounded by 24 floral blossoms (with 4 and 5 petals) and dots. As well, the binding features an exquisite and complicated gilttooled design of floral sprays, pointelle spirals, and urns from which vines of stippled gold extend outward, mosaic and similar design work on spine; doublures and flyleaves of crimson moiré sild, gilt dentelles with rosettes. Sensitively and beautifully extra-illustrated containing 27 India ink and black and white wash drawings by E. Fitch (Edward W. Fitch), 19th Century artist whose work is represented in the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British art. The wonderfully crafted drawings range from small corner drawings to nearly full-page landscapes, seafaring scenes and cityscapes. LIMITED TO 100 COPIES, only 75 of which are numbered: this is copy #47. Very fine condition, with no signs of wear, stunning! A fine example of the work of one the greatest American fine binders. Housed in a contemporary full brown Morocco gilt box. Pictured in full color, Item 18, in Tom Boss’s wonderful book, “Bound to Be the Best: The Club Bindery,” 2004. Roderick Terry’s copy, with his engraved bookplate (by A.N. MacDonald). Dr. Roderick Terry, Sr. (1849-1933), learned bibliophile and assiduous collector of books and manuscripts from Newport, where he was active in philanthropist pursuits and various cultural institutions such as the Redwood Library, the Newport Historical Society, and served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Redwood Library and Athenaeum from 1916-1933. His substantial collection was auctioned by Anderson Galleries making $270,000 at three sales in 1934 and 1935.

Offered by Nudelman Rare Books and found in "Catalog 48."

 

OAK KNOLL BOOKS

 

OLD FLORIDA BOOKSHOP

 

OLD IMPRINTS

 

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OLD WEST BOOKS

 

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PRYOR-JOHNSON RARE BOOKS

 

QUILL & BRUSH

 

THE RAAB COLLECTION

 

RABELAIS BOOKS ON FOOD & DRINK

 

RICHARD C. RAMER, OLD & RARE BOOKS  

 

READ'EM AGAIN BOOKS

 

WILLIAM REESE COMPANY

 

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WALTER REUBEN, INC.

 

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BARRY LAWRENCE RUDERMAN ANTIQUE MAPS, INC.

 

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THORN BOOKS

  • 2022: Catalog 1  -- print copies available at the upcoming California Book Fair!

 

TOMBERG RARE BOOKS

 

TRIOLET RARE BOOKS

 

TSCHANZ RARE BOOKS

 

TYPE PUNCH MATRIX

 

UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

 

URSUS RARE BOOKS

 

THE VEATCHS ARTS OF THE BOOK

 

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The Stanbrook Abbey Press 1956-1990. With an Introduction by John Dreyfus, and a Memoir of Dame Hildelith Cumming by the Abbess of Stanbrook.

Butcher, David.

Stanbrook Abbey Press...

Andover: Whittington Press, 1992. Two volumes. 9 x 12 1/2. Photographic frontis, xvi, 225 pages, 2 photographic plates, 8 tipped-in original leaves, original wood engraving, and honey label. Quarter vellum & marbled boards. A separate cloth & boards portfolio holds 20 original specimens of Stanbrook Abbey printing (both ephemera and leaves from books). Both volumes housed in slipcase. Fine. Item #13157

One of 50 special copies (of 350), signed by the authors. Butcher's illuminating discussion of the Press is followed by a complete bibliography. A Century for the Century 98.

Offered by The Veatchs Arts of the Book and found in "Leaves and Leaf Books."

 

WALKABOUT BOOKS

 

JEFF WEBER RARE BOOKS

 

ADAM WEINBERGER RARE BOOKS

 

WHITMORE RARE BOOKS

 

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The American Diary of a Japanese Girl

(Yone Noguchi) Miss Morning Glory 

American Diary of a Japanese Girl

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1902. First edition. Original half bamboo mat over pictorial boards, with its delicate spine and corners intact. A touch of toning to the boards and some gentle shelfwear to edges. Internally complete, unmarked and pleasing. A work that has become scarce, likely owing to the fragility of its binding, OCLC reports fewer than 50 surviving in libraries, and it has not sold at auction since 1924.

“The first American novel by a writer of Japanese ancestry, The American Diary of a Japanese Girl is a landmark of modern American fiction and Japanese-American transcendentalism. First published in 1902, Yone Noguchi’s novel describes the turn-ofthe-century adventures of Tokyo belle Miss Morning Glory in a first person narrative that the New York Times called ‘perfectly ingenuous and unconventional.’ Initially published as an authentic journal, the Diary was later revealed to be a playful autobiographical fiction written by a man. No less than her creator, Miss Morning Glory delights in disguises, unabashedly switching gender, class, and ethnic roles. Targeting the American fantasy of Madame Butterfly, Noguchi’s New Woman heroine prays for ‘something more decent than marriage’” (Franey). In many ways, Miss Morning Glory and her creator are reflections of each other; both question social definitions imposed upon them, pressing for a more complex and less binary understanding of individuality, humanness, and romantic connection. Yone Noguchi, the son of a sculptor, lived in the United States from 1893-1904. During that time he was “an immigrant and a studentlaborer who came to America in hopes of becoming an English language poet. He was very much connected with the Japanese American community...but at the same time really wanted to ‘belong’ in America. He had no idea about the kind of racism and Orientalism he would face” (Sueyoshi). His isolation and feelings of difference were both heightened and assuaged through his romantic and sexual relationships, and through the embrace of his own queer identity. During his time in the U.S. he engaged in a long-term affair with the poet Charles Warren Stoddard as well as with two white women, Ethel Armes and Leonie Gilmour, before marrying Matsu Takeda. “Diary serves as one of Asian America’s earliest queer texts…and Noguchi’s later public confession that Miss Morning Glory was in fact him and the narrative was about his own life prompted those longing for more public representations of queer love and attraction to read Morning Glory” (Sueyoshi). Near Fine. 

Offered by Whitmore Rare Books and found in "Centering Narratives of Joy & Resistance."

 

JOHN WINDLE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLER

 

CHARLES B. WOOD, BOOKSELLER

 

WOODBURN BOOKS

 

YESTERDAY'S MUSE BOOKS

 

ROY YOUNG BOOKSELLER, INC.

 

ZEPHYR USED & RARE BOOKS

 

ZH BOOKS

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