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[Journal]: Notes on the Period of August and September 1939 at the Start of the European War of 1939

[Journal]: Notes on the Period of August and September 1939 at the Start of the European War of 1939

by BACON, W. Warder, Jr

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 1941. Hardcover. Very Good. Small black three-ring binder. Quarto. Binding is very good with wear to the edges and the bottom front joints starting. Contents very good with reading wear at the ring holes and some modest toning and offsetting. Contains roughly 350 densely-typed pages, both recto and verso, with occasional ephemera mounted throughout. More than 150,000 words, and appears complete. An extraordinary vernacular history of the outbreak of World War II. Though... Read more about this item
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CA$3,311.04
[Real Photo Postcards]: German POW Camp World War I.

[Real Photo Postcards]: German POW Camp World War I.

Thuringia, Germany, 1919. Unbound. Near Fine. A collection of 44 postcards most of which are real photo postcards, measuring 3½" x 5½" some with captions on the verso in French. An archive of postcards documenting life for a French soldier at the German Prisoner of War camp at Ohrdruf during World War I. The postcards show interiors of the camp including the chapel, dormitory, and library, among others; as well as exteriors of the camp. Featured throughout the collection are views of the camp yard,... Read more about this item
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CA$4,828.60
[Unpublished Manuscript]: Sketches from a Young Girl's Life [with] Twenty Five Years Later, a Sequel [with] The Story of Tom

[Unpublished Manuscript]: Sketches from a Young Girl's Life [with] Twenty Five Years Later, a Sequel [with] The Story of Tom

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 1894. Hardcover. Very Good. Manuscript. Octavo. Three volumes in one: (8), 64pp. [approximately 8500 words]; (2), 44pp [approximately 5000 words]; (2), 28pp [approximately 3000 words]. Fair copy manuscript of three works of biographically influenced fiction, or autobiography, written in a small lined notebook. Original cloth-backed color illustrated silk (old stain at base of spine), home-made plain dust jacket (chipped and worn along spine and corners, some staining),... Read more about this item
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CA$5,518.40
The Crazy Gang in 'Knights of Madness'  (Theatre Programme)

The Crazy Gang in 'Knights of Madness' (Theatre Programme)

Jack Hylton, 1951. Soft cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Rogers, Houston (photographer). Unpaginated, with many black and white photographs. Printed paper covers; black and white photographs on front, black and pink titles on front. 4to. Covers worn, creased and lightly soiled. Appears to have been folded. Spine worn. Loss and damage at top right corner of title page. Occasional light wear and soiling throughout. A programme for the same show loosely laid in. Theatre programme for... Read more about this item
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CA$21.02
Platonic Fucking for the 90's

Platonic Fucking for the 90's

by PEDRO, Reverend

[No place: The Author, 1990. Softcover. First edition. Octavo. 8 leaves printed rectos only. Stapled black card wrappers with applied printed labels. Taped and stapled to rear wrapper is an unopened condom, as issued. Inscribed by the author: "To my friend P.J. from Pedro. 38-E. 594-5058." The author is unknown to us. The slim volume came from the library of a noted African-American scholar, and the rhymes are reminiscent of rap lyrics, but alternatively there is some reason to believe it might be the... Read more about this item
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CA$2,759.20
Gallery Volume 27 No. 4 Winter 2007

Gallery Volume 27 No. 4 Winter 2007

by Baynton, Val (Ed. )

Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire, England: Royal Doulton. Very Good. 2007. Magazine. 27 pp. Photos. Light edgewear. Stapled binding. The publication of the Royal Doulton International Collectors Club. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .
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CA$17.24
Two Anti-Communist Newsletters

Two Anti-Communist Newsletters

by CHURCH LEAGUE OF AMERICA [ANTI-COMMUNISM] [ANTI-LABOR]

Evanston, IL: Church League of America, 1950. Pamphlet. Fine. This is a lot of 2 pamphlets from the early 1950s published by the right wing Church League of America based out of the Chicago suburbs from 1937-1984. Both pieces are in fine condition. THOMPSON, Dorothy. "What Is Behind the Immigration Furor?"; News and Views, January 1953, No. 230. Evanston: National Laymen's Council of the Church League of America. Broadsheet. 4 pp. A newsletter decrying the New Deal and the threat of Communist... Read more about this item
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CA$41.39
El Tracks

El Tracks

by Webb, Todd

New York: Museum of Modern Art, n.d.. First printing thus. 10.75 x 13.5 inches, offset lithograph on poster board. An undated reproduction of one of Webb's 1946 photographs exploring the patterns of light and shadow under the Third Avenue El. Evenly toned, with minuscule bumps to corner, otherwise very good.
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CA$23.45
Collection of nine Black Power posters featuring the artwork of George 8X Stewart

Collection of nine Black Power posters featuring the artwork of George 8X Stewart

by Stewart, George 8X [Artist]

Washington, D.C.: E.B. Wash Art Gallery, 1971. Group of nine posters featuring the artwork of Black Muslim artist George 8X Stewart, sold as a lot. Each 25" x 20" or slightly smaller; minor wear including a few short tears in margins. Poster of Malcolm X shows some horizontal creases, curling. Rare in commerce. George 8X Stewart was born circa 1937 as George E. Stewart. He was raised in Washington and became entangled in drugs, spending much of his early life in reformatories and prisons. While serving... Read more about this item
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CA$13,106.20
Annie (Original photograph from the 1982 film)

Annie (Original photograph from the 1982 film)

by John Huston (director); Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, Thomas Meehan (musical); Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry (starring)

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1982. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1982 film, showing young actress Aileen Quinn posing with canine actor Bingo. Based on the popular Broadway musical, in turn based on Harold Gray's popular comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," about the rags-to-riches story of a peppy young girl and her pet mutt. Nominated for two Academy Awards. Set in New York City. 10 x 8 inches. Fine.
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CA$20.69
You and Me (Original photograph from the 2000 re-release of the 1938 film)

You and Me (Original photograph from the 2000 re-release of the 1938 film)

by Fritz Lang (director); Virginia Van Upp (screenwriter); Sylvia Sidney, George Raft (starring)

Universal City: MCA TV, 2000. Vintage studio still photograph from the 2000 re-release of the 1938 film, showing actors Sylvia Sidney and George Raft. Two former convicts meet while working at a department store and fall in love, but their relationship soon sours when one suspects the other of infidelity, leading him to return to a life of crime. 10 x 7 inches. Near Fine. Spicer US Noir.
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CA$20.69
WHITE CHRISTMAS - from the film Holiday Inn

WHITE CHRISTMAS - from the film Holiday Inn

by Berlin, Irving (re: Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire)

New York: Irving Berlin Inc - Music Publishers, 1942. Book. Very Good-. Soft cover. First Edition. 4to. 4 pp. Sheet music for piano; with lyrics and chords for the song White Christmas. Some wear around the edges with a tape repair on the spine. The cover features a picture of Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds and Virginia Dale. Directed by Mark Sandrich, Holiday Inn was filmed in 1942, starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, Walter Abel, and a host of others..
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CA$13.73
Five Graves to Cairo (Original photograph from the 1997 re-release of the 1943 film)

Five Graves to Cairo (Original photograph from the 1997 re-release of the 1943 film)

by Billy Wilder (director, screenwriter); Charles Brackett (screenwriter); Lajos Biro (play); Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff (starring)

Universal City: MCA / Universal, 1997. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1997 re-release of the 1943 film, showing Akim Tamiroff, Franchot Tone, and Anne Baxter. Based on Lajos Biro's 1917 play "Hotel Imperial: Szinmu negy felvonasban." During World War II, a British soldier passes himself off as a waiter at the hotel commandeered by Nazis, later becoming entrenched in a German spying scheme. Set in north Africa, and shot on location in California and Arizona. 10 x 8 inches. Fine.
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CA$20.69
Britain's Plans for Re-Allocation of Manpower Between the Defeat of Germany and the Defeat of Japan, ID - 552

Britain's Plans for Re-Allocation of Manpower Between the Defeat of Germany and the Defeat of Japan, ID - 552

by British Information Services

New York: British Information Services, 1944. Unbound. Near Fine. First edition? Measuring 8½" x 11". Seven corner-stapled leaves mimeographed rectos only. Old horizontal fold else near fine. British Information Services was a state-run propaganda organization and part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the government of the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1941 with the goal of promoting British interests in the United States and had offices in New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, and San... Read more about this item
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CA$344.90
The Hifi Book: High Fidelity for your ears and eyes.

The Hifi Book: High Fidelity for your ears and eyes.

Tech Hifi, 1982. Periodical. Good+/None. Pictorial softcover. Binding is sound. Interior is unmarked. Quarto. Product catalog of branded speakers, record players, phono cartridges and accessories, with great period photos and descriptions of the technologies. Brands like Aiwa, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Thorens, Nikko, Kenwood, Stanton, Celestion, Ohm, Hitachi, JBL, EPI, Infinity are represented here.
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CA$41.39
[Photo Album]: White Trucks Motor Company

[Photo Album]: White Trucks Motor Company

San Francisco, 1940. Hardcover. Near Fine. Oblong quarto. Measuring 12.5" x 10.5". Screw bound brown leather over stiff paper boards. Contains 70 sepia-toned or black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring between 4" x 6" and 8" x 10", some with captions on the verso. Near fine photo album with fine photographs. A photo album of the White Trucks Motor Company, a manufacturer in San Francisco between 1930 and 1940. The album shows trucks, panel vans, tour buses, and delivery trucks from the... Read more about this item
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CA$4,828.60
Illustrated Souvenir of New York

Illustrated Souvenir of New York

by Supervue Map and Guide Organization

New York: Supervue Map and Guide Organization, 1946. Soft cover. Very Good. Paper covers. 48 pages. B&W photos. Some tape repairs to covers, chip to rear cover.
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CA$44.34
Chinese Women in Costume.

Chinese Women in Costume.

by [CHINA - REVERSE PAINTING ON GLASS]

(Early to Mid20th Century).. Reverse painting on glass, 9.3 x 6.5 cm, chipping and loss to the paint, the original pane splintered and cracked affixed to an additional tile, a sound example. A pair of costumed Chinese women rendered with appealing sensitivity (despite the damage to the original glass). For more on the unusual technique of reverse glass painting see Crossman "The China Trade" pp. 203-219. .
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CA$69.12
Story of the Lorenz Collection of World War Autographs and of the Marshal  Foch Victory-Harmony Banner

Story of the Lorenz Collection of World War Autographs and of the Marshal Foch Victory-Harmony Banner

by Lorenz, William Albert

Hartford, Conn.: Self Published. Very Good-. 1921. First Edition. Card Covers. 24 pp. Light edgewear, corners rubbed. Usual library stamps and markings. Monograph's spine has been taped into cardboard covers. Documents the collection of letters Lorenz received in response to his sending out a lithograph of the banner he commissioned. Lorenz is selling off the letters from notable WWI personages as a collection to raise funds for sufferers of the Great War in various countries. ; Ex-Library; 12mo... Read more about this item
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CA$34.49
[A New Orleans Report: issued separately in English and French]. [1. English Issue]. To the G. of the Gr. of the A. of the U. Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana. Extract from the minutes of the Gr. L. Report of the Special committee charged to enquire relative to certain acts and doings of the M. W. Grand Lodge of the State of Mississippi tending to destroy the order and harmony of Free Masonry in the State of Louisiana, by an improper interference with its concerns, followed by the Resolutions adopted in its sitting of the 21st of April A.D. 1847 [2. French Issue]. A la Cloire du Grand A. de L'U. Grande Loge de l'etat de la Louisiane. Extrait du livre des proces-verbaux. Rapport d'un Comite? spe?cial charge? de s'enque?rir des faits et actes e?mane?s de la Grande Loge du Mississipi [sic], touchant l'incovenance de son intervention pour de?truire l'ordre et l'harmonie de la Franc-Mac?onnerie dans l'Etat de la Louisiane, et Re?solutions adopte?es dans la se?ance du 21 Avril A.D. (A.L. 1847.)

[A New Orleans Report: issued separately in English and French]. [1. English Issue]. To the G. of the Gr. of the A. of the U. Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana. Extract from the minutes of the Gr. L. Report of the Special committee charged to enquire relative to certain acts and doings of the M. W. Grand Lodge of the State of Mississippi tending to destroy the order and harmony of Free Masonry in the State of Louisiana, by an improper interference with its concerns, followed by the Resolutions adopted in its sitting of the 21st of April A.D. 1847 [2. French Issue]. A la Cloire du Grand A. de L'U. Grande Loge de l'etat de la Louisiane. Extrait du livre des proces-verbaux. Rapport d'un Comite? spe?cial charge? de s'enque?rir des faits et actes e?mane?s de la Grande Loge du Mississipi [sic], touchant l'incovenance de son intervention pour de?truire l'ordre et l'harmonie de la Franc-Mac?onnerie dans l'Etat de la Louisiane, et Re?solutions adopte?es dans la se?ance du 21 Avril A.D. (A.L. 1847.)

by (VERRIER, F., Grand Secretary; Grand Lodge of Louisiana)

New-Orleans; Nouvelle-Orleans: Printed by Gaux & David; Imprimerie de Gaux & David, 1847. Softcover. Very Good. First edition. Two separate issues. Octavos (5 ½" x 8 ½"). In English: 10, 2, [2]pp. (final leaf is blank); In French: 10, 3, [3]pp. (final three pages are blank). Both are bound in the same tan plain paper wrapper with an early manuscript ink notation on front cover (with inventory number and name of a Masonic Lodge?). Neatly removed from a bound volume with spine slightly notched, the... Read more about this item
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CA$6,208.20
s.s. Mongolia Breakfast 23/4/1929

s.s. Mongolia Breakfast 23/4/1929

by P & O (ed)

P & O., 1929. Menu. P & O (ed) s.s. 'Mongolia' Breakfast Second Salon Tuesday April 23rd 1929. 170x110 cream stiff over printed card in blue & black to both sides. VG/- creased, light foxing. PENINSULA & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY. [Menu] s.s. 'Mongolia' Second Salon Breakfast Tuesday April 23rd 1929. Single leaf 170x110 cream stiff over printed card in blue & black to both sides, menu to verso, points of interest en route to the recto. Horizontal fold/crease; light foxing in two places not... Read more about this item
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CA$35.02
The Woman Among Women [Blue Moon poem for Christmas 1931 series]

The Woman Among Women [Blue Moon poem for Christmas 1931 series]

by DAVIES, Rhys

[London]: [Blue Moon Press], 1931. Near Fine. FIRST EDITION, unsigned and unnumbered (rather than one of 100 signed copies for sale): perhaps an additional copy printed for Davies' own use or from the unsigned, unnumbered edition published simultaneously? Folded four-page pamphlet (23 x 14.5 cm), lettered in black. Comprises: [p.1]: title page; [p.2]: b/w illustration of a Madonna (any woman, alone) suckling a baby (Christ); [p.3]: 21-line poem; [p.4]: "Blue Moon Poem for Christmas 1931". A little... Read more about this item
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CA$78.82
The Wood Engravings of Rudolph Ruzicka

The Wood Engravings of Rudolph Ruzicka

by W. M. Ivins, Jr

A museum printing of an exhibition at the Newark Museum. Printed by D. B. Updike The Merrymount Press, Boston. Cover is slightly damaged. Frontispiece is a 4 color engraving from a private party - uncut.
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CA$124.16
I primi trenta Cantos di Ezra Pound: giudizi e testimonianze [The first thirty Cantos of Ezra Pound: opinions and testimonies]

I primi trenta Cantos di Ezra Pound: giudizi e testimonianze [The first thirty Cantos of Ezra Pound: opinions and testimonies]

by (POUND, Ezra). James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Ford Madox Ford, William Carlos Williams, Ernest Hemingway, Archibald MacLeish, and Allen Tate

Milano: Lerici & Scheiwiller, 1961. Softcover. Near Fine. First Italian edition of *The Cantos of Ezra Pound, Some Testimonies*. Narrow octavo. 15pp., printed on very thin paper. Text in Italian. Stapled self-wrappers. A bit of creasing at the spine base, front cover with a small area of very slight discoloration and two tiny foredge nicks, a near fine of a delicate pamphlet. Prints remarks on Pound's Cantos by James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Ford Madox Ford, William Carlos Williams, Ernest Hemingway,... Read more about this item
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CA$206.94