Rome: Editalia, 1967. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Classical Roman views. A handsome set of this reasonably scarce collection. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Slipcase shows minor shelf/edge wear. Brown faux leather, gilt lettering and decorative elements, 5 vols, gilt brown faux leather slipcase. 42x34mm. Var. pag. [each approx. 60pp]. Illus. (b/w plates)... Item #7443
Évangile de Notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ Selon Saint Matthieu.
Zuilichem: The Catharijne Press, 2989. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Navy leather boards, gilt lettering on front cover, marbled slipcase. 63x48mm. 52pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Numbered special edition, this being III of XV. Item #8498
Aldrich Family Genealogy and Crests (holographic).
Portsmouth, NH (presumed): [nd, circa 1910]. Hardcover. This volume appears to be in the hand of Mrs. T.B. Aldrich with mounted plates of the family crests of the allied families. Genealogical data on the Aldrich and allied families with mounted plates of absolutely exceptional hand drawn family crests. Families include... Item #3319
The Life and Character of the Late Lord Chancellor Jefferys [sic].
London: J Pottinger and J Seymour, 1764 . Second Edition. Hardcover. A wonderfully unflattering short biography of the notorious Judge Jeffreys. Jeffreys infamously presided over the trial of Titus Oates and numerous other significant cases...bringing his unusual blend of apathy, arrogance and brutality to the bench. It is said that... Item #5740
Black Americana ['Negrobilia'] "Pick the Pickaninnies" postcard puzzle.
New York: Ullman Manufacturing Company, 1907. First Edition. Original Wraps. An example of early 20th century Black Americana ephemera, or as some refer to as, 'Negrobilia,' referring to a wide array of materials, including mass advertisements, postcards, tourist souvenirs, etc. with the image of an African American, universally portrayed in... Item #9072
Illustrated Catalogue of the Slide Archive of Historical Medical Photographs at Stonybrook.
New York: Greenwood Press, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. Inscription of noted medical historian and physician. A near pristine copy. Owner signature on ffep, else tight, bright and unmarred. Green cloth boards, white ink lettering. 8vo. 442pp. Appendix. Bibliography. Item #3041
Bondage & Discipline: A Magazine of Shortworks [Vol 1, Nos 1, 2, and 3].
Chicago: Never Again Press, 1976-1977. First Edition. Staplebound. Various poets contributed. Uncommon individually and in any condition...very scarce in number and condition as found here. Minor shelf/edge wear, light even toning, else tight, and unmarred. Mimeographed leaves, photographically illustrated wrappers, stapled. Oblong 12mo. Item #9012
Portland, ME: 2006. Unique Work. In the artist's words: "This book was so quirky and inexplicable in its original form that it almost didn't need to have anything done to it, however I think drilling holes in it did improve it. When it was first done, the drilling caused the... Item #4459
Signal box book of Street Thieves and Travelling Criminals for the Glasgow Police Department.
Glasgow, Scotland: City of Glasgow, c. 1950-1960s. First Edition. Hardcover. Very scarce and fascinating 'in-field' or beat police mugshot book from crime-ridden Glasgow, and more specifically found in signal police boxes for on-patrol police. A Glasgow fireman patented the signal boxes in 1891, and by 1931, the city had a.... Item #9256
New York: Poote Press, 2005. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Jean Genet has spoken to me with surprising lucidity about life, love and morality. He saw beauty in the grotesque and elevated it to the status of a diamond. When I look through this diamond, I see life with a unique clarity... Item #7613
Phoenix, AZ: D'Ambrosio, 1995. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Publisher. Letterpress and computer laser printed. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Blue cloth boards, blue leather spine with white cloth star cutout, matching clamshell box. 55x73mm. 57pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Numbered limited edition, this being 42 of 50. Item #8873
Madrid: Imprenta y Librería de Gaspar Editores, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. A very handsome copy of this rather scarce title. Light shelf/edge wear, light wear at head and tail, tips gently bumped, ink stamp at titlepage, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Period brown leather, gilt lettering and decorative elements, mabled... Item #7021
Melbourne: Masterthief, 2013. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "[D]edicated to Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb, a 13 year old Syrian boy who was arrested on April 29, 2011. A month after his arrest his body was returned to his family. While in custody he ha been burned, beaten, lacerated, and electrocuted. his jaw and... Item #8742
Maine Commandery; Military Order of the Loyal Legion.
War Papers:. Read Before the Commandery of the State of Maine, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States [Complete in Four Volumes].
Portland, ME: Lefavor-Tower Co. 1898-1915. First Editions. Hardcover. Arguably the more important collection of Maine related Civil War papers. Includes, several essays from Joshua Chamberlain, the capture of Mobile, AL and Richmond, VA, an essay on "Colored Troops", the "Attitude of Women" about the war, etc. Uncommon to find as... Item #5545
The Constitution, or Frame of Government, for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,. Agreed on by the Delegates of the People, in Convention, begun and held at Cambridge on the First Day of September 1779, and continued, by Adjournments, to the second Day of March 1780, afterwards Ratified by the People.
Worcester, MA: Isaiah Thomas, 1787. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Inscription of George Todd (presumed to be minor revolutionary war figure). "The First Worcester Printing" of the final ratified Constitution for Massachusetts. (Sabin 45691; Evans 20512) Noted flaw notwithstanding, a handsome copy of this important and rather scarce work. Light shelf/edge... Item #6223
Vienna: Wolfgang Buchta, 2011. Limited Edition. Hardcover. “In 2009 July, the graphic structure of the newspaper gave me the impulse to draw over it. Then I thought this background was the ideal way for Bartleby. After this decision, I wrote the text by hand. August-December 2009. Drawings on the newspaper... Item #7623
The Attorney's Vade Mecum, and Client's Instructor, Treating Of Actions:. (Such as are now in use:) Of Prosecuting and Defending Them: Of the Pleading and Law. Also of Hue and Cry. The Subjects Arranged in a Clear and Perspicuous Manner. In Three Volumes. To the Second Volume is Added, An Appendix, Containing Precedents, Being Copies of the Complete Records. (This being Vol. 1 and 2 bound as one).
Dublin: Printed by William Porter, for G. Burnet, E. Lynch, J. Moore, J. Jones, and J. Rice, 1792. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Volume III is not present. Volumes I and II bound here originally in one volume. Overall, a very presentable copy of this scarce and significant volume. Moderate shelf/edge... Item #2948
Jean Morisot, nd. A set of bookplates designed by Morisot for his crime library featuring a human skull. Morisot was best known for his erotic engravings. Discrete pencil notations, else bright and clean. Nine bookplates on various papers and ink colors. Item #9041
nd [circa 1900-1950s]. Unique. Hardcover. A dense and well-organized collection of publishers' marks and booksellers' tickets, many reflecting various iterations that evolved over the years. Minor shelf/edge wear, pasted in envelop with duplicates, owner signature at front, else bright and clean. Brown cloth boards. Item #7547
Ondine, Susan ["The Cat-Fight Queen" (pseudonym)].
[Manuscript: Cat-Fighting Transvestites]. Collection of 22 unpublished short stories (typescripts), including "I Fight Female," "My Maiden Girl Fight," "The Tress Tugger" [Cat-Fights / She-Fights].
[Sydney]: Susan Ondine, nd [circa 2005]. Original Printing. Original Sheets. Highly curious collection of manuscripts, being 22 unpublished Cross-Dressing Catfight fetish stories written by one "Susan Ondine, the Catfight Queen," a pseudonym for an unidentified Australian (?) transvestite male. We have uncovered instances of Susan Ondine's participation in, and contributions... Item #8968
New York: McGraw Hill, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Arguably the strongest examination of the architectural history through the Carter administration (Hoban to Jefferson to McKim Mead). From the library of noted architect and writer on architecture, J. Sadler. Sadler was prone to marginalia and laying in clippings and ephemera related... Item #4861
Berkeley, CA: del Milion Editions, 2009. Limited Edition. Hardcover. I’ll Die Tomorrow was designed, printed, and bound in an edition of forty-five copies by Peter Rutledge Koch with the assistance of Jonathan Gerken at Peter Koch Printers for del Milion Editions. The text, set in Bookman Old Style, is printed... Item #7640
New York: Kaldewey Press, 1984. Limited Edition. Hinged Metal Binding. The book illustrates the process of the creation of language. The last page includes the first sentence of the earliest known work of Japanese literature. Found in a handful of special collections and believed to be the first brought to... Item #7629
New York: Cornish, Lamport & Co. 1852. First Edition/Pirate Edition. Hardcover. Unusual little tome of early crime fiction and one of only 5 or 6 known copies bound in red boards [typically found in brown boards]. "Waters" was the pseudonym for William Russell, one of the earliest crafters of detective... Item #5759