FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )
San Francisco : NFS Press, 1977. First edition. Quarto, lettered wrappers (edges rubbed, a couple of small creases and handling wear, small bookseller’s label inside lower wrapper), pp. 56, illustrated. A very good copy. The rare first edition. In 2015 a facsimile was printed (which sold out), this summary is taken from the publisher’s description: …
H. G. HIBBARD
East Shoreham, Vermont [U.S.A.] : F.L. Webster, [circa 1880]. Lithographed business card, 77 x 132 mm; printed recto only, illustration signed David No. 77. Fine condition. Having fiercely protected its merino bloodlines from foreign powers for so long, Spain had relinquished its monopoly on the hugely lucrative merino wool industry by the early 1800s. Merinos were introduced …
[MEXICAN REVOLUTION] Letter from an American businessman to his young English fiancée, containing an account of his recent experiences in the Baja Califonia Desert. Los Angeles, August 1920.
4 pp, quarto (280 x 180 mm); manuscript in ink on two lettersheets with the printed letterhead of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, dated 13 August 1920; some staining (martini or tears – or a mixture of both?), resulting in a few lacunae, otherwise complete and legible. An interesting item of private correspondence written in …
HARING, Keith (1958 - 1990)
Photos by Tseng Kwong Chi. Introduction by Henry Geldzahler. Design by Dan Friedman. New York : Harmony Books, 1984. First edition. Printed in Japan. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated, photobook filled with images of Haring’s iconic underground subway chalk drawings.
MIZER, Bob (1922 - 1992)
Los Angeles : AMG, 1963. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, pp. 32, black and white photographs. Includes illustration by Tom of Finland Physique Pictorial, published by Bob Mizer’s Athletic Model Guild (AMG) was the first all-male and all-nude magazine in the United States. It is an example of a ‘beefcake’ magazine which published images of athletic and …
MIZER, Bob (1922 - 1992)
Los Angeles : AMG, 66. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, pp. 32, black and white photographs. Physique Pictorial, published by Bob Mizer’s Athletic Model Guild (AMG) was the first all-male and all-nude magazine in the United States. It is an example of a ‘beefcake’ magazine which published images of athletic and attractive young men primarily for a …
London : Grub Street, 2009. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 224, extensively illustrated. A fine copy. A history of the American War of Independence in printed caricatures, broadsides, prints and ephemera.
BORGET, Auguste (1808-1877)
Moulins [France] : P.A. Desrosiers Imprimeur Editeur, . Oblong quarto, original illustrated full vellum (some marking and staining), pp ,  leaves of lithographic plates in two tints; occasional very mild foxing, otherwise a clean, firmly bound and desirable copy of this seldom seen work. Not in Sabin; Forbes, 1766. ‘This is a very rare …
DUPETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert (1793-1864)
Paris : Gide, 1841. Folio (535 x 335 mm), contemporary quarter-calf over blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt (light rubbing), marbled endpapers, half-title, title page, 68 lithographed plates (14 with original hand colour, some others with tint blocks, occasional light foxing but remarkably clean), large engraved folding map of the world (a little miscreased), 3 …
TOM WADE III
A fun book, a screaming laugh riot … a ‘homoscope’ for gay guys and gay gals ’round the world in ’69! Dallas, Texas : Gaylord Publishing Company, . Octavo, psychedelic illustrated wrappers, pp. 192, sketch illustrations, a fine copy. A cheap pulp of vintage ‘homohumour’ filled with tongue-in-cheek quips, sayings, jokes and sketches poking fun …
MORTON, Johnny; MASTODON MINSTRELS
Johnny Morton’s Mastodon Minstrel song book, containing all the favourite songs, & which have made the “Mastodon Minstrels” famous on their tour of the Australian Colonies.
Wellington : Printed at the “New Zealand Times” office, Lambton Quay, 1882. Duodecimo, original printed wrappers, lower wrapper with advertisement for the Company, pp 23, [1 contents]; very small hole with loss to lower wrapper, otherwise a very good copy. Bagnall, 3641. Formed in the United States by the entrepreneur J.H. Haverly (1837-1901), this legendary …
[MAPPLETHORPE]. ANDERSON,Alexandra and ARCHER, B. J.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 1979. First edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (light edge wear), pp. 192, a few minor pen marks (circling galleries of interest), maps and illustrations. Photography by Robert Mapplethorpe. A detailed guide to the fashionable district of Soho filled with galleries, boutiques and theatres. Includes photographs of Leo Castelli, John Gibson, …
New York : Abrams, 1969. Quarto, illustrated papered boards (small mark lower board), light edge wear, glassine jacket (with a tear and crease), lettered paper interior sheet, pp. 231, illustrated. Designed by Rauschenberg, extensively illustrated with works from his oeuvre, a very good copy.
HUBBARD, Elbert (1856 - 1915)
East Aurora: Roycroft Printing Shop, 1896. Quarto, quarter-cloth over gilt-lettered papered boards (marked, boards rubbed), pp. 54, 12 photographure plates with tissue guards, letterpress printed in red and black, extensive marginal ornamentation coloured in inks and gold, all edges uncut, internally fine. Limited to 473 copies signed and numbered by the author. Elbert Hubbard was …
VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)
in which the coast of North-West America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed. Undertaken by his Majesty’s command principally with a view to ascertain the existence of any navigable communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; and performed in the year 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery sloop …
CONVERSE, Rev J. K.
A discourse on the moral, legal and domestic condition of our colored population, preached before the Vermont Colonization Society, at Montpelier, October 17, 1832.
Burlington [VT] : Edward Smith, 1832. Octavo, printed wrappers, stitched, pp. 32; faint 19th-century institutional stamp to title page, foxed throughout, Scarce anti-slavery pamphlet.