Memoirs of a Magdalen; or, the History of Louisa Mildmay [in two volumes].
London: Printed for Harrison and Company, 1782; . Reprint. Half Calf. In 1767 Hugh Kelly, Irish writer and attorney, published his only novel, "Memoirs of a Magdalen," the story of a young woman seduced by the rakish Sir Robert Harold, before their marriage. Out of shame and disgrace, she is... Item #9331
Northampton, MA: Dan Kelm, 1994 . Limited Edition. The creation of Templum Elementorum (Sanctuary of the Elements) was initiated by an invitation in 1995 to produce a book for the Smithsonian Institution Library exhibition Science and the Artist’s Book. Inspired by Biringuccio’s De la pirotechnia (On working with fire), first... Item #9530
Lunch is Very Important: All the Secrets to Life You Never Knew You Knew.
HamburgerVampire, 2014. First Printing. Loose Cards. Artist Zebadiah Keneally's unique Tarot deck as used in his performance of Hamburger Vampire. An 'appropriated deck', Keneally went through a tarot deck and executed a drawing 'in response' to each card...creating this deck. Bright and clean. Printed cards; matching box. 5x3.5" np. Illus... Item #9169
Voyaging Southward from the Strait of Magellan [Art Binding].
New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1924/1968. Revised Edition. Hardcover. "Kent's account of refitting a boat and the difficult journey he has at the southern tip of south america is beautifully illustrated in his trademark style. The binding design is meant to evoke both the rigging on a sailboat and the... Item #9165
Pictures of Oriental Life [for Educational Institutions].
Boston, MA: Foster Brothers, . First Edition. Original Wraps. An ad in "The Nation" newspaper, June 29, 1916: Messrs. Foster Brothers of Boston have secured the publishers' rights to a large number of photographic negatives taked from life by T.R. Kimball and H.P. Kimball in their journeys through India, Japan... Item #9404
Boston, MA: Self-published, 1988. First Edition. Original Wraps. Another weird and eccentric 1980s self-produced zine, this publication having a theme of "cars and crime." Part punk and political, with several contributors, including Robert Carr of "Smurfs in Hell." Collages by D. Kossy, Laura Poll, Michael Shores, Jesse Merrick, Chris Magson... Item #9341
New York: Masquerade Books, 1992. First Edition. Original Wraps. Short-lived erotic and BDSM literary newsletter based out of New York City, includes editorials and book reviews. In excellent condition, staple bound, in original wrappers. Black and white with illustrations and photographs. Two issues (May/June) and (September/October), 1992. Item #9346
Kuch, Michael; Woolf, Luna Pearl; Haimovitz, Matt.
Lemons Descending: Music, Poetry, Etchings.
[Northampton, MA]: Oxingale Press, 2000. Limited Edition. Hardcover. The innaugural publication of the Oxingale Press. A musical collaboration with cellist Matt Haimovitz and composer Luna Woolf, performed by soprano Eileen Clark and Haimovitz. The music of the album inspired the book of poems, featuring original color etchings by Kuch, whose... Item #9177
Philadelphia, PA: John C. Winston Company, 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Nice and historic travel volume for Scottish history and landscape. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Apparent water damage on back cover, wear to extremities, missing title, i-iv pages. Bound in dark red cloth, with bright gilt thistles and armorial decorations on... Item #9643
Lipschutz, Yael; with contribution by William Breeze and Susan Pile.
Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman.
Los Angeles, CA: Cameron Parsons Foundation, Santa Monica/MCA, Los Angeles, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. This limited edition catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition "Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman," organized by Yael Lipschutz, and presented at MOCA, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, California, October 11, 2014-January 11, 2015... Item #9302
New York: Nancy Loeber, 2016. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Bright, and unmarred. White leather spine, white paper boards, grey/red/blue ink lettering, reduction woodcuts. 4to. np. Illus. (color prints). Numbered limited edition of 25; Making Copy includes original drawing and a woodblock, Deluxe Copy includes drawing. Item #9245
New York: Nancy Loeber, 2016. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Bright, and unmarred. White leather spine, white paper boards, grey/red/blue ink lettering, reduction woodcuts. 4to. np. Illus. (color prints). Numbered limited edition of 25; Making Copy includes original drawing and a woodblock, Deluxe Copy includes drawing. Item #9244
New York: Russell Maret, 2016. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "In 2011 Joe Whitlock-Blundell asked me to design the binding for The Folio Society's edition of The Sound of the Fury. Joe had liked the patterned paper I designed for Specimens of Diverse Characters and he asked me to emulate it for... Item #9227
New York: Maret, Russell, 2015. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "There is very little text in Linear A to Linear Z, being composed mostly of abstract letterforms, and the binding reflects this simplicity. The entirety of the introduction states "A letterform is a spatial disturbance; an act of interference on an otherwise... Item #9166
Iowa City, IA: Naughty Dog Press, 2016. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Funny Ha Ha Funny Peculiar or Funny Peculiar Funny Ha Ha is the result of my extended study of Shakespeare's comedies. I find the comedies individually to be enjoyable but there is a sameness to many of the plots that... Item #9269
Feed Sacks: The Colorful History of a Frugal Fabric [Art Binding].
Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Uppercase Publishing Inc. 2016 [bound 2017]. First Edition/Unique. Hardcover. Jackie Scott was trained in English and French style bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School, graduating in 2015. After interning at various book conservation labs (e.g. Newberry Library, the University of Virginia, and Harvard University) she took... Item #9636
[Collection of popular 18th century English satire and poetry 'sammelband' pamphlets].
United Kingdom (various): 1704-1710. Second Printing. Hardcover. A collection of poetry tracts in the 18th century assembled and bound as a set showcasing typical and popular poetry writing and style in England. This was a common practice to gather political satire and literary tracts and bind them together, generally at... Item #9200
Cheshire, MA: 29 Press, 2017. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Mowinski's project began on inauguration day of 2017. Every week for 50 weeks, she printed a new postcard, in letterpress type, linoleum blocks, and other techniques. Each card was sent to 15–20 Washington D.C. officials, including the president and vice president, the... Item #9627
Poker Alice: Alice Ivers, Duffield, Tubbs, Huckert (1851-1930): History of a Woman Gambler in the West.
Denver, CO: Artcraft Press, 1951. Limited Edition. Stiff Wraps. "To my knowledge, the only book written about this unique and noted western character." Poker Alice, born Alice Ivers, was an extraordinary woman, among many things she owned and operated a brothel; she was a boot-legger, a murderer, a convicted felon... Item #9330
Osman's Palmistry Instructor, or Easy Method of Reading Hands A Practical and Original System of Self-Instruction in the Science of Palmistry; whereby Everyone's Character, Past, Present and All Future Affairs of Life Can Be Easily Read; Disease Diagnosed, etc.; Profusely illustrated.
New York: Leo S. Osman, 1899. First Edition. Original Wraps. Interesting pamphlet covering naturopathic medicine and palmistry sciences through the "language of the hand." Independent practitioner and healer, Leo Osman promoted sexual and health magnetism, occult forces, and spirit aurapathy. A trade not uncommon in the late 19th century occult... Item #9649
Mexico City: Nowhere Man Press, 2000. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. "The idea of this book was to extract a series of texts from the artist’s personal diary, which would enable one to recognize, rather than the content of the text, the emotion that accompanied the experience, reflected in the many... Item #9268
Barcelona: Nowhereman Press, 2013. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Throughout history, books have always served as a recording tool, in which the testimony of something that has left a mark on the work of humanity is recorded for posterity. Memory is the cut that is made line by line as though it... Item #9265
Barcelona: Nowhereman Press, 2016. Limited Edition. Hardcover. This book is part of the project "words" of the English group AMBruno. The text is Wallace Stevens' poem The House was quiet and the world was warm. The artist, exploring the premise that words are possible thanks to the space that occupy... Item #9258
Nigga in the Woodpile. [A rant: for James Watson, Bonnie Hardwick, et al.].
Berkeley, CA: Serendipity Books, 2008. Limited Edition. Sewn Binding. A updated and corrected presentation of the author's poem, first published online in Ishmael Reed's magazine: KONCH. This particular copy is signed by Peter B. Howard, original owner of Serendipity Books in Berkeley and publisher of many poetry chapbooks. J.J. Phillips... Item #9337