Automatic Scouts of Outer Space; The Legendary Vostok.
Moscow, Russia (USSR): Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, [1962-1965]. First Edition. Staplebound Wraps. Russian propaganda booklets published in English on early overviews of the Russian space program, from the mid-1960's, that describe Soviet government run satellites of the time, in detail, particularly Kosmos and Vostok. Illustrated with vintage photographs and..... Item #9949
Paris: nd. [circa 1940s]. Photograph. Very unusual advertising piece. Effectively offering an alternative to attending a cabaret strip tease. They will photograph dancers and send the purchaser a small leather bound album with 10 photos on glossy paper...for a bit more money, you can get them framed and behind glass... Item #9921
Frigid Fluid Company funerary supply advertisement and invoice.
Chicago, IL: 1916. Unique. Frigid Fluid Company is a manufacturer of embalmers', undertakers' and cemetery supplies since 1892. The invoice includes ads and images for casket lowering devices, morgue table, viewing couch, ambulance baskets, and more notably, the Hill vice grip chin support for embalming processes. Single double-sided invoice and... Item #9400
Liebig Fleischextrakt: Argentinien [Argentina] [Complete set of six, in both printed state and original watercolor paintings].
London: Liebig's Extract of Meat Company, nd [circa 1900]. Original [and] First Printing. The Liebig Company is a major producer of "Meat Extract”. Invented by famed German chemist Justus von Liebig the intent was to concentrate and preserve the essential nutrients and flavors of beef in the form of paste... Item #9324
Liebig Fleischextrakt: Aus Dem Leben Mozarts [From the Life of Mozart] [Complete set of six, in both printed state and original watercolor paintings].
London: Liebig's Extract of Meat Company, nd [circa 1900]. Original [and] First Printing. The Liebig Company is a major producer of "Meat Extract”. Invented by famed German chemist Justus von Liebig the intent was to concentrate and preserve the essential nutrients and flavors of beef in the form of paste... Item #9323
Liebig Fleischextrakt: Bilder aus Ungarn [Pictures from Hungary] [Complete set of six, in both printed state and original watercolor paintings].
London: Liebig's Extract of Meat Company, nd [circa 1900]. Original [and] First Printing. The Liebig Company is a major producer of "Meat Extract”. Invented by famed German chemist Justus von Liebig the intent was to concentrate and preserve the essential nutrients and flavors of beef in the form of paste... Item #9318
Liebig Fleischextrakt: Les Maitres Chanteurs de Nuremberg [The Master Singers Nuremberg] [Complete set of six, in both printed state and original watercolor paintings].
London: Liebig's Extract of Meat Company, nd [circa 1900]. Original [and] First Printing. The Liebig Company is a major producer of "Meat Extract”. Invented by famed German chemist Justus von Liebig the intent was to concentrate and preserve the essential nutrients and flavors of beef in the form of paste... Item #9322
Lima, Peru: Editorial Mercurio, 1973. First Edition. Original Wraps. Part of a series on magic(k), published in Peru as part of the Serie Zoroastro, other titles include Magia Blanco, Magia Rojo... This is an introduction to what the compilers are calling "black magic" which is basic magical understandings of divination... Item #9953
1946-2014. Collection of Sherlock Holmes enthusiast related and miscellaneous “Sherlockiana” materials, 1946-2014. The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia website describes “Sherlockiana” as: People interested in Sherlock Holmes and who enjoy sharing their interest with others are baptized sherlockians or holmesians. Their purpose is to keep green the memory of the detective..... Item #9358
Three Semi-Erotic Business Cards [Proto-Tart Cards].
np [possibly Vancouver]: nd [circa 1970]. Interesting small set of 'proto-tart cards'. Each has a different image (corset clad woman in recline in her boudoir; leggy woman swinging with a champaign glass in hand, nude woman dancing with a bear). Mss appears to be street address and phone number. Bright... Item #9796
Japan: nd [1948-1951]. Unique. Hardcover. Approximately 274 images shot by an unidentified American soldier stationed in occupied Japan. The album starts in April 1948 in San Fransciso (about 8 images) and the balance of the album documents life in Japan over the next several years. Many images are captioned (location... Item #9807
Isreal: Ido Agasii. Limited Edition. This book is in the shape of David’s slingshot. The biblical text from Samuel 17:49 was embossed in gold on the sling both in Korean and Hebrew. The stone is from Ha’ela Valley near Jerusalem were the actual battle between David and Goliath took place.This..... Item #9239
Ali Puli [attributed]; Englished by J.W. Hamilton-Jones [translator].
The Epistles of Ali Puli (circa 1700 AD).
London: John M. Watkins, 1951. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Ali Puli, or Alipili, is the attributed author of a number of 17th-century alchemical and hermetic texts, however doubted as a fabrication in occult science by many including A.E. Waite. Ali Puli was likely the nom de plume for Johann Otto... Item #9648
Portland, OR: Parasol Press, 2014. Limited Edition. Loose Sheets. A collection of 10 aquatints on Rives Paper. Leon Battista Alberti, renaissance scholar, artist and architect, coined the term Concinnitas to connote the beauty found in the confluence of perfect uses of number, position and outline. In 2012, Parasol commissioned ten... Item #9325
Barcelona, Spain: Carnets de Peintre, 2003. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 2002-2003. Miquel Barceló The artist’s handwritten pages have been transcribed under the supervision of José Díaz for printing at the Atelier du Livre d’Art et de l’Estampe at the Imprimerie Nationale. The manual typesetting consists of placing the letters one by..... Item #9934
Barcelona: Carnets de Peintre, 2007. Limited Edition. Stiff Boards. Art Director Gonzalo García Barcha. Silkscreen printed by Taller Vallirana. Handmade paper by Museu Moli. Paperer de Capellades. Comissioned by art director Gonzalo García to design and produce this artist book from the artist notebook made on the Thopaga Boat around..... Item #9867
The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century.
London: Hayward Publishing, 2016. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. "This sumptuously designed, colourful and beguiling anthology begins with a compendium of quotations on the nature of concrete poetry from poets past and present. The Bolivian poet, Eugen Gomringer, sums up the spirit of the early concrete movement: ‘The purpose of reduced... Item #9270
New York: Intima Press, 2018. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Includes one hundred original drawings and approximately two hundred press runs. Cotton rag papers in ivory, tan, and white, made at St. Armand Paperie, Canada. Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates produced at Boxcar Press, NY. "A Contemporary Illumination The Minotaur short story... Item #9771
Long Beach, CA: Safari Press Inc, 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. Sequel to James Mellon's "African Hunter." This large and richly illustrated work includes writings from noted hunters from Southern Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, North Africa and West Africas. A handsome copy. Small bump at top edge of front board... Item #9964
Morgan Hill, CA: Midnight Moon Press, 2017. Limited Edition. Earth Clock is meant as both an educational tool and a call to action. To create both a sense of urgency and the beginning of understanding. To present both facts and a sense of the long history of our avoidance and... Item #9383
The Funeral Procession of Queen Elizabeth I, From a Drawing of the Time, Supposed to be the Hand of William Camden, Then Clarencieux King at Arms, Which Was in the Possession of John Wilmot Esq, FRS & by Him Deposited in the British Museum.
London: Society of Antiquaries, 1791. First Edition. Hardcover. Custom folder holding folding panorama, engraved plates joined on versos to form continuous view: 9 and 3/8 inches by nearly 29 feet. Spectacular hand-colored panorama of the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth I in April 1603, reproducing drawings in the British Museum... Item #9317
Dr. Smith #1 [Poison Antidotes and First Aid // Free Fish].
Toronto, Canada: 1984. First Edition. Original Wraps. Touches on, but is not limited to, Black Flag, Meat Puppets, William Burroughs, Vortex Records, Susan Dey, Flipside, straight boys, Dee Dee Ramone, Henry Rollins, sexism, punkers, newspaper clippings, Barbara Hammer, gay culture, Super 8, filmmaking, comics, detournment, porn, Fifth Column, Society's Nightmares... Item #9941
The Capstick Collector's LIbrary: Special Edition [Complete in 10 Vol.].
New York: Safari Club International/St Martin's Press, 1981-88. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Peter Hathaway Capstick (1940–1996) was an American hunter and author. He was born in New Jersey and educated at the University of Virginia although he was not a graduate. Capstick walked away from a successful Wall Street career shortly..... Item #9954
Kakuli: A Story About Wild Animals, Their Struggle to Survive and the People Who Live Among Them.
Harare, Zimbabwe: CBC Publishing, nd. . First Edition. Hardcover. Arguably the scarcest of Carr's works, particularly in 'Fine' condition. Minimal shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Brown cloth binding, gilt lettering, mounted color plate at front board, printed endpages. 8vo. 176pp. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Index. Item #9960
Boise, ID: Freeloader Press, 1987. First Edition. Original Wraps. Like many of his peers during the Reagan years, Robert Carr appears to a post-punk DIY zine-maker, producing self-made political and satire zines during the 1980s. Carr was also an early adopter tech wizard creating underground video games, as the PowerMac... Item #9340