42 Photographs of the Demolition of the Old Howard Theatre in Boston, MA [with 20 distinct images and some duplicates taken from the same position at what might be a slightly different exposure].
Boston, MA: nd [circa 1960]. Original Prints. Near Fine. Probably journalistic in origin dating from 1960, a collection of photographs 4”x6” showing the controversial demolition of the Old Howard Theatre in Boston after a bad but not catastrophic fire. Images include shots of the building exterior strewn with debris, street... Item #8942
Album of Statuary and Fresco Masterpieces of Italy.
An album of exceptionally high quality large photographs. All of the usual suspects are present; Michaelangelo’s David, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, a collection of the masterpieces from the Vatican Museum, the ruins of Herculaneum and a number of images from Florence. Also present are a number of different representations... Item #8946
Portland, ME: 2015. Unique. Hardcover. While the binding is tight, the work overall reflects an interesting and unusual emerging talent. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Sculputural leather binding with claw, chain, and buckleements, crocodile closure strap, aged blank paper textblock. 4to. np. Item #8889
DRY: A Magazine Devoted to the Art of Staying Dry [with large primary source collection of photographs].
New York: Dry, 1979–1982. First Edition/Unique. Original Wraps. Complete run of 14 issues of the independent New York-based publication together with an archive of over 100 photographs used in the publication of the magazine. Conceived by art school students as a response to Leonard Koren's California-based journal WET: The Magazine... Item #9033
Tokyo, Japan: Kuri Manga Kobo. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Printed red paper wraps, housed in glass jar with printed paper label and green cap, number 931 handwritten underneath cap. 17x17mm. 58pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Item #8833
Honey, That Ain't No Romance [“The fan magazine of Europe’s only Iggy Pop Fan Club”].
Germany: 1976-1977. First Edition. Original Wraps. "Honey, That Ain’t No Romance was the Xeroxed publication produced by Iggy Pop’s (James Osterberg) European fanclub. The title of the fanzine is most likely in reference to his song ‘Cock In My Pocket’." (T.Mott Archive) Dedicated to Dave Alexander, John Ingham, Kenneth Anger... Item #9057
Zulicchem, Netherlands: Catharijne Press, 1994. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Tight, bright, and unmarred. White silk boards, foil endpapers, gilt lettering on front cover, frontispiece, gold hebrew letters. 61x41mm. 32pp. Numbered limited special edition, this being VI of XV. Item #8874
Korea: nd [circa 1950-3]. Unique. A collection of 38 photos of base life during the Korean War (1950-1953) Mostly comprising of groups of airmen on an unidentified airbase, with several shots being panoramic vistas of the base showing tents, huts, anti-aircraft emplacements, an airman sitting on a number of bombs... Item #8971
Portland, ME: 2015. Unique. Hardcover. Textblock is an aged laser-printed edition of the text. A compelling sculptural piece. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Sculptural leather binding with dried frog and various other elements, aged paper textblock. 4to. np. Item #8890
Relic Book from the XXXII International Eucharist Congress.
Lebanon: 1924. Limited Edition. Hardcover. The first page is hand-signed by Superior Marionist from the Lebanon Mission, father Miguel Lafut Inderi, who certified that the relic is authentic and that it was sent by I. Mobarak, monsignor of Beruit. Relic from the Holy Land has earth from Belen, the Holy... Item #8828
San Diego, CA: Iron Bear Press, 2001. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Black cloth case, piano roll scroll, painted paper pulling tab with small chain, brass knobs on case. 60x20mm. np. Illus. (color plates). Numbered limited edition, this being 27 of 35. Item #8840
“Next to the Presidential election, the greatest occurrence among the people of this section this year will be the advent of S. H. Barrett & Co.’s great show, which will exhibit in Walnut Ridge on Saturday, October 18th.This monster organization, the fame of which extends over two hemispheres, comes to... Item #8952
Necromantic Sorcery: The Forbidden Rites Of Death Magick. Presented by E.A. Koetting.
Become a Living God, 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. The 'fine velvet edition" (there was a smaller edition bound in leather). "Necromantic Sorcery is the FIRST grimoire to ever expose the most evil mysteries of death magick from the Western, Haitian Vodoun, and Afrikan Kongo root currents. In it, you are... Item #9093
Los Angeles, CA: Dawson's Book Shop, 1980. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Levitan bookplate. Inscribed for Kal Levitan by Ruth E. Adomeit. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Marbled paper boards, quarterbound in gilt brown leather, tipped-in leaf of Newbery bible. 48x42mm. 18pp. Numbered limited edition, this being 1 of 125. Item #8868
Wenatchee, WA: Mystical Places Press, 2003. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Black handmade paper boards, gilt lettering on front cover, flag book, black slipcase. 52x73mm. 9pp. Illus. (color photographs). Numbered limited edition, this being 38 of 60. Item #8882
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
Lake City, CO: Raven Press, 2002. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Marbled paper boards, printed paper label, carved stone clamshell box. 37x57mm. 23pp. Illus. (hand-painted). Numbered limited edition, this being 2 of 20. Item #8838
There Are Names For Those Acts Which We Long to Perform.
Lake City, CO: Raven Press. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Marbled paper boards, all pages are boards, accordion fold, no spine, wooden box with metal ends and decorative elements. 50x25mm. 12pp. Illus. (hand-colored). Numbered limited edition, this being 9 of 25. Item #8842
Bisbee, AZ: Pequeno Press, 1988. Limited Edition. Hardcover. First book of this press. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Marbled paper boards, printed paper label, accordion fold, pages cut to resemble butterflies, no spine, ribbon to hold covers together. 57x60mm. 21pp. Illus. (hand-colored). Numbered limited edition, this being 21 of 50. Item #8843
Karawane [The Caravan]. Wonderful book object of calligrapher and graduate designer Rolf Lock.
Germany: Rolf Lock, 1916 [nd, circa 1990]. Unique. Hardcover. Accordion fold of sandpaper in a handmade full leather binding by Ingela Dieric (rust-red oasis goatskin leather with polychrome inlay, hand gilding and aeg. The text of Hugo Ball poem in serpentine lines of equal calligraphy the track of a caravan... Item #8914
Los Angeles, CA: Dawson's Book Shop, 1986. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Green morocco boards, gilt lettering and decorative elements, printed endpapers. 45x40mm. 38pp. Limited edition of 100. Item #8878
Recreation of the Declaration of Independence as designed & printed in 1777 by Mary Katharine Goddard.
New York: Intima Press, 2010. Limited Edition. Broadside. Research & printing took place January thru September 2009, as originally designed & printed by Mary Katharine Goddard, January 1777. '“Setting the Declaration in type was enlightening in many ways, as my thoughts throughout the process were of Mary Katharine in her... Item #8916
Baltimore, MD: The Xavier Press, 1986. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt lettering on spine, gilt design on front cover, green endpapers, tipped-in stamp frontis and additional tipped-in stamp, brass linotype circulating matrix in pocket on lower pastedown. 64x51mm. 37pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Numbered limited... Item #8863
“Alchemy in the Nineteenth Century,” La Revue Théosophique.
Canada: Marillion Publishing, 1891-1892. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Translated by Thomas Williams, reprinted from “Theosophical Sifting” Volume 4, Theosophical Publishing Society. Text is reprinted on a common stock, medium weight cardstock. This book was privately bound using a custom printed edition of the book based upon the Theophania Publishing [Canada] edition... Item #8989