North America

  • # 18024

    Maker unknown.

    Grand jeu de la géographie avec costumes coloriées

    [France] : s.l., s.n., circa 1820. Carnet of thick blue card, 110 x 75 mm, with hand coloured engraved title label depicting inhabitants from the four corners of the world, containing 25 hand coloured cards on blue paper backing, each depicting a male and female inhabitant from a different region, with accompanying descriptive text. Fine condition. …

  • # 17864

    CALDER, Alexander (1898 - 1976); DUPIN, Jacques (1927 - 2012)

    [CALDER]. Fits and starts. Selected poems of Jacques Dupin.

    Translated by Paul Auster. Weston, Connecticut : Living Hand, 1974. Quarto, grey buckram, pp. 71; colophon, printed on Verger d’Arches paper. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies signed by the poet and translator, with an original signed colour lithograph by Alexander Calder bound in, a little toned but else in very good condition. A …

  • # 18546

    HILDEBRAND, Lee; O'NEAL, Mary Lovelace

    Colors and chords : the art of Johnny Otis. (Inscribed by Otis)

    Biographical essay and Discography by Lee Hildebrand; Art commentary by Mary Lovelace O’Neal. Petaluma, Ca. : Pomegranate, 1995. First edition. Oblong quarto, publisher’s pictorial wrappers, inscribed by artist and musician Johnny Otis on the title page ‘To Bob Fletcher [founder of Fletcher Music Centers]. Best regards, Johnny Otis, 1999’; pp 128, profusely illustrated in colour …

  • # 18547

    DUNCAN, David; DRUCKER, Mort (b.1929)

    Familiar faces : the art of Mort Drucker. (Signed limited edition)

    Redford, MI : Stabur Press, 1988. ‘This is volume number 625 of one thousand in the Limited Edition Hardcover, signed by Mort Drucker [his signature beneath]’ (colophon). Quarto, publisher’s gilt lettered black cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket; pp 96, illustrated throughout in black-and-white; a superb copy of this very scarce signed limited edition. ‘Mort …

  • # 18239

    COLTON, G. W. & C. B.

    Map showing the lines of the Columbus, Chicago, and Indiana Central Railway. And their connections

    [Cover title : Colton’s map of part of the middle and western states, showing the railroads, their stations & distances, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mississippi River]. New York : G. W. & C. B. Colton, 1868. Printed map with original hand colour, on two sheets, total measurement 49 x 175 cm, folded as issued, …

  • # 16645

    CUSHING, C.; EVARTS, W.M; WAITE, M.R., et al.

    [CSS SHENANDOAH] Two parliamentary papers concerning the British involvement in the American Civil War

    Two contemporary official documents relating to Britain’s support of the Confederacy during the American Civil War (1861-1865), and accounts of the actions of British built warships, including the Confederate raider Shenandoah and its controversial stopover in Melbourne. (1) North America. No. 12 (1872). Argument of the United States delivered to the tribunal of arbitration at Geneva, …

  • # 18053

    WAHLEN, Auguste

    Costumes, usos e trajos de todos os povos do mundo,

    em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens. Lisboa : Impresa Lusitana, 1872-1873-1874-1876-1878. Five volumes, octavo, original quarter blue calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped, upper board of vol. 4 with several scratches), spines with gilt lettering and rule; vol. 1 (Asia) 421, [1]; vol. 2 (Asia, India) 439, [4]; …

  • # 18360

    MOORE, Al (? - 1991)

    Esquire Girl. 1950 calendar

    [New York] : Esquire, 1949. Calendar, ringbound, 12 sheets with pin up girls, fine, in original illustrated envelope (a little worn). Esquire was first issued in October 1933. Al Moore succeeded Albert Vargas in painting luscious pin up girls for the male readership and annual calendars. Scarce

  • # 17974

    MOORE, Todd (1937 - 2010); DUSTERHOFF, Chris

    The Summer of Blood

    Seattle : Spankstra Press, 2011.Glass fronted display case containing the typed short story The Summer of Blood by Moore on 32 loose leaves (the first with imitation blood spatter), hand-typed on a vintage Royal typewriter; colophon dated 2009 from the original planned issue (unsigned due to the death of the author); a blood splattered white table …

  • # 17979

    PATCHEN, Kenneth (1911-1972)

    Poemscapes

    Highlands, NC : Jonathan Williams, 1958. ‘Limited to 75 copies prepared & painted by Kenneth Patchen / 68’ (colophon). Octavo, specially bound in original cloth backed thick boards hand-painted in acrylic by the poet with depictions of some of his ‘fabulous animals’ (small sections of paint loss along the spine, otherwise very well preserved), front …

  • # 18382

    SANTOS, Raye; McCAFFREY, Richard; FITZGERALD, f Stop; KLEIN, Howard

    X-capees. A San Francisco punk photo documentary

    Oakland : Last Gasp of San Francisco, 1981. Third revised edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated. The punk scene in San Francisco in the 70s, illustrating local as well as visiting bands, concerts and their fans.

  • # 18386

    FISHER, Bobby (1943 - 2008)

    “I was tortured in the Pasadena Jailhouse!”

    Pasadena : Bobby Fisher, 1982. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp.14, fine. Together with : Chess Vol. 51, Nos. 999 – 1000, February 1987, and a newspaper clipping about Fisher, in original mailing envelope (presumably from Fisher) to Jean Pierre Fortin in London, Ontario. World chess champion Bobby Fisher’s account of being detained and tortured in Pasadena in …

  • # 18033

    GRAYSON, William

    The hireling and the slave, Chicora, and other poems

    Charleston, S. C. : McCarter & Co., 1856. Octavo, blind-embossed cloth (edges rubbed), pp. xv; 169; front free-endpaper with early inscription in pencil ‘Borrowed of Col. Wm. P. N[xxxx], by N.F.C. (To be returned)’. A passionate defense of Slavery in the form of a narrative poem. “I do not say that slavery is the best …

  • # 17858

    Los Angeles

    Los Angeles : M. Rieder, circa 1905. Oblong quarto, white lettered card wrappers with photographic onlay of San Gabriel Mission, string bound, 22 mounted reproductions of photographs of Los Angeles, one being a foldout panorama of the city, in fine condition. The subjects include West Lake Park, Broadway, Hollenbeck Park, Adams Street, Figueroa Street, East …

  • # 18302

    Anon.

    [BLACK AMERICANA] An early genre stereoview with a scene of interracial courtship.

    [U.S.A.] : s.n., between 1860 and 1865. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph with hand colouring, each image 76 x 73 mm (irregular), on original yellow card mount, 85 x 175 mm, verso blank; both albumen prints are in good condition; the mount has some bruising at top left corner and mild handling wear. An intriguing early …

  • # 18295

    MICHALAK, Stephen

    My encounter with the UFO (presentation copy)

    From author’s manuscript in Polish re-told by Paul Pihichyn. Winnipeg : Osnova Publications, 1967. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 40. Presentation inscription to another earthling from the translator. Michalak’s account of his abduction by aliens in Manitoba. Uncommon.