Archive Encompassing the Golden Age of the Great Ocean Liners.
Various: Various, nd [circa 1880-1930]. The history of ocean liners is the history of western prosperity, the lure of emigration and the race for technology to catch up with both. The roots of passenger liners are based in 1818, when the Black Ball shipping line of New York started offering... Item #9174
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
Huntley & Palmers Drafts Board with Empire Assorted vs Breakfast Biscuits [Checkers].
London: Huntley & Palmers, nd. . First Edition. Stiff Boards. "This is a board for a game of draughts, between Empire Assorted and Breakfast Biscuits. The Breakfast Biscuit was invented by Walter Palmer in 1891. Walter was a trained scientist and had been trying to perfect a medicated biscuit which... Item #9314
Music to Strip By [Vinyl LP, Bonus Free "G" string].
Surprise Records Corporation, nd [circa 1960]. Recorded by Bob Freedman in Boston, Massachusetts in the late 1950's at Ace Recording Studios. "The original album was made to take advantage of the popularity of David Rose's recording "The Stripper" by a company in New Jersey. I was the studio's staff arranger... Item #9193
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
Small collection of punk rock and rock'n'roll ephemera and fliers.
California: c.1980-1990s. Unique. Collection contains a selection of material published in and around the Northern California [San Francisco and Berkeley] punk scene between 1980-1995. Includes a few fanzines, including the "Punk Globe: 6th Anniversary Issue," 1984 and approximately 40-50 live show fliers. One notable flier: San Francisco's Lewd, playing with... Item #9336
Los Angeles, CA: Published for the author, . First Edition. Staplebound. A listing of Forrest Ackerman's fantasy and science fiction books, accumulated 1928 to 1945, which he intended to donate to the Fantasy Foundation. Essentially this document is the donor agreement for a deed of gift to the Fantasy Foundation... Item #9644
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
Barcelona: Nowhere Man Press, 2011. Limited Edition. Book Object. Text in Spanish. "Ever since Ximena Pérez Grobet discovered the micropoetess called Ajo, they have collaborated together on this book object. In order to take micropoetic measurements, she attempts, through its form and reading, to introduce the reader to the microworld... Item #9264
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
A Voyage Round the World in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV.:. Commander in Chief of a squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled from papers and other materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his direction, by Richard Walter, M.A. Chaplain of His Majestyís Ship the Centurion, in that expedition. Illustrated with forty-two copper-plates.
London: for the author, by John and Paul Knapton, 1748. First Edition. Hardcover. Forty-two numbered engraved double-page or folding plates and maps. This copy signed at the dedication page "Mary Pierson", presumed to be wife/daughter of subscriber Peter Pierson."This is the official account of Ansonís voyage. England, at war with... Item #9208
np: np, 1990. First Edition/Unique. Original Wraps/Envelop. The complete typescript and author's note for Anthony's 1990 young-adult sci-fi novel BALOOK, the publisher's copy sent by Anthony to his publisher Underwood-Miller who brought the novel out in 1990. Published the same year as Michael Crichton's JURASSIC PARK, Anthony's story also revolves... Item #9199
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
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
A Burlesque Translation of Homer (Two Volumes) Homer Travestie: The Fourth Edition Improved [Fine Binding].
London: G. G. and J. Robinson. Printed by S. Hamilton, 1797. Fourth Edition/First Thus. Hardcover. Signed Zaehnsdorf binding. Bookplates of Framroze Edulji Dinshaw [died 1936], noted Indian real estate figure, and Philip Pleydell-Bouverie (1788 – 27 May 1872). The second shows "Philip" crossed out and Henry H. added (Henry Hales... Item #9214
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
Kansas City, Missouri: House of Greystoke, 1965. [Authorized] First Edition. Staplebound. Co-published by The Burroughs Bibliophiles. Story synopsis: "A one-time resident of Chicago’s notorious Red light district, Maggie Lynch sets out determinedly to end her life of sin and find a decent job. But on entering the respectable world Maggie... Item #9645
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
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
[Count of Saint Germain (attributed)]; Koss, Nick [ed.].
Triangular Book of St. Germain.
Seattle, WA: Ouroboros Press, 2015. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. The edition of the 'Triangular Book' was deciphered, transcribed and translated by Nick Koss, who also executed the research and editing of the text. An excellent essay by Koss about the provenance of the manuscript is featured in "Clavis 3: Cipher... Item #9180
San Francisco, CA: Cuba, 2018. Unique. Hardcover. Acrylic paint marker drawings on paper. Artist' shop-book, used to test/design work and color schemes. A unique books of acrylic paint marker drawings of graffiti murals, most of which have been executed on walls throughout the San Francisco Bay area from 2009– 2012.This... Item #9560
High Falls, New York: Maureen Cummins, 2016-2017. Limited Edition. The/rapist was produced by Maureen Cummins in the autumn and winter of 2016/2017, with typographic assistance from Kathleen McMillan, production assistance from Molly Berkson and Sarah Rose Lejeune, and metalwork by Charles Hubert. Initial research for the project was conducted in... Item #9246
High Falls, New York: Maureen Cummins, 2010. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Salem Lessons" was printed and produced by Maureen Cummins in the Winter and Spring of 2010, with typographic assistance from Kathy McMillan. The project is a collaboration between Cummins and the poet Nicole Cooley, based on research done at the... Item #9247
Ra'anana, Israel: Even Hoshen Press, 2007. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Bi-lingual edition: English and Hebrew. English translation by Susann and Ed Codish."This is Dagan’s first book of poetry, simultaneously appearing in both Hebrew and in English. The two books are accompanied by a CD featuring readings of selected poems to guitar... Item #9267
A Voyage Round Great Britain, Undertaken in the Summer of the Year 1813, and Commencing from the Land's-End, Cornwall.
London: T. Davison for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown and William Daniell, 1814[-1825]. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition of arguably "the most important colour plate book on British topography". [Tooley] "A celebration of the rural coastline of Britain, this eight volume collection of 308 aquatint engravings with accompanying commentary... Item #9212