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
Porny, Mark Anthony, pseudonym [Antoine Pyron du Martre].
The Elements of Heraldry, Containing a Clear Definition, and Concise Historical Account of that ... Science, the Origine, Antiquity and Divers Kinds of Coats-of-Arms... Dictionary of the Technical Terms Used in the Science of Heraldry. Part II.
[London]: Printed for T. Carnan and F. Newbery, Jr. . Third Edition, corrected. Hardcover. Mark Anthony Porny was the pseudonym of Antoine Pyron du Martre. He apparently was a French language teacher in 18th century England. This is the dictionary volume for the Part I text that includes over 500... Item #9622
n.d. [not after 1940]. Inscribed and signed "Read and understood, J.H. Payne, Sept. 12th, 1940." Payne appears to have been an interesting figure. Though difficult to confirm, it appears he was kicked out of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1932 for exposing the corrupt behavior of another engineer... Item #9260
Northampton, MA: Propolis Press, 2017. Limited Edition. Sculptural. "The Leyden Jar Project is an interactive book sculpture by Karen Pava Randall with accompanying poetry by Cole Swensen, celebrating the history of early electrical experimentation from the discovery of the Leyden Jar in 1745 to modern times. The sculptural book object... Item #9263
San Francisco, CA: Fred Rinne, 2013. Unique. Hardcover. Further psychotropic adventures of Fred Rinne through the streets of Los Angeles and the La Brea Tar Pits. Commentary on police brutality and social justice. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Quarterbound, cloth spines, hand-painted paper boards, sewn binding. 4to. 46 pp. Illus. (colored... Item #9251
Wanderings by the Loire; Wanderings by the Seine; Wanderings by the Seine [Rivers of France [or] Turner's Annual Tours] [Fine Binding].
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1833-1835. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed Bayntun binding. Steel engravings from drawings by J.M.W. Turner, illustrating the most celebrated rivers of France. Ray notes that "Turner achieved his best landscapes on steel in this series". [Ray, England, 16]. Minimal shelf/edge wear, sunning at..... Item #9213
John A. Spenkelink Execution Illustrations by Noted Courtroom Illustrator [Original Art]. "Capital punishment -- Them without the capital get the punishment."
Starke, FL: 1979. Unique. Loose Sheets. Original art from a well known courtroom illustrator of Florida's first execution after reinstatement of the death penalty. While Robe worked for a Tampa paper, these were done for television (WFLA/NBC). "John Arthur Spenkelink (1949–1979) was a convicted American murderer. He was executed under... Item #9397
Philadelphia, PA and London: J. B. Lippincott Co. 1932. Second Printing. Hardcover. Vivian Robson is a well-known English astrologer who combined a practical knowledge of mathematics and astronomy with a thorough knowledge of traditional astrology. This is the first volume of Robson's "Astrological Series" covering the Radix system which presumes... Item #9650
Chicago, IL: A.C. McClurg & Co. 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Six stories of Ancient Ireland. Music for the book was arranged by Geraldine G. Saltzberg. Marah Ellis Ryan published "The Druid Path" later in her life, after a slew of romantic Western novels of Native American life and romance in... Item #9647
Our Revolution, A Future to Believe [Art Binding].
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2016. First Edition. Hardcover. "I don't often get to touch on politics in my line of work. Bernie Sanders is an inspiration, not only in his message, not only backing up his standpoints with policy, but is, and has been, fighting for the people his..... Item #9277
New York: Nancy Loeber, 2017. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. Used by arrangement with Random House a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Text set in Joanna Nova; cover and title page set in Din. [Deluxe making copy includes print of an edited fourth image, the final woodblock of that image... Item #9542
Boutell's Heraldry; with 28 plates in colour and numerous text figures.
London; New York: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. 1958. Revised. Hardcover. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Bound in red cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, 316 pages + glossary and index, illustrated with 28 colour plates and 446 text illustrations. Wear to boards and extremities, evidence of paper clips, tear on... Item #9624
The Thames from Oxford to the Tower [Fine Binding].
London: John C. Nimmo, 1891. Limited Edition. Half Calf. Signed binding by Bickers & Son, London. A handsome copy. Minor shelf/edge wear (focused at hinges), touch of sun at spine, owner bookplate at front pastedown, touch of foxing (focused at tissueguards), else tight, bright, and unmarred. Full green leather binding... Item #9209
Shad Alliance (Sound-Hudson Against Atomic Development).
New Rising Sun: a No-nuke and Ecological newsletter.
New York: Shad Alliance, 1989. First Edition. Original Wraps. "The SHAD Alliance (Sound-Hudson Against Atomic Development) was a coalition of more than 20 local groups of people in southern New York State who were concerned about nuclear proliferation, low-level radiation, the nuclear fuel cycle, and the possibility of nuclear accidents... Item #9634
New York: Self-published, 2016. Limited Edition. David Stoupakis is a New York based dark surrealist artist. His work, inspired by fables, fairy tales and nostalgic allusions to the places and situations of his childhood, has always been focused on the evocation of dreamlike landscapes and psychologically complex characters often caught... Item #9197
Swift, Jonathan; O’Kane, David [illus]; Carpenter, Andrew [intro]; Traynor, Jessica [poetry].
A Modest Proposal.
Dublin, Ireland: The Salvage Press, 1729 . Limited Edition. Hardcover. "This publishing of A Modest Proposal was produced to mark the 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift in 1667. First printed in 1729 by Sarah Harding ‘on the Blind Key‘, Dublin. Designed, typeset and letterpress printed by Jamie... Item #9425
Wenatchee, WA: Mystical Places Press, 2003. Limited Edition. Hardcover (the hardest). Includes approximately 20 color photos of the Peter Iredale, a sailing ship that wrecked on an Oregon beach in 1906. Winner of the 2004 MBS Distinguished Book Award. Rusted cover, else tight. Steel boards, gilt lettering, pictorial endpapers, protective... Item #9566
New York: Visionaire, 1991-2016. Limited Edition(s). 57 of 65 works (plus two duplicates and two in both states). See related list for specifics and images. Missing 1, 4, 11, 13, 20, 49, 57, 59, most of which could be relatively easily secured. There are also a handful of issues that... Item #9347
New York: St. Mark's Poetry Project, 1991-1992. First Edition. Original Wraps. "A series of experiments based on Gertrude Stein's essay "Poetry & Grammar." Written and published by the members of B. (Bernadette) Mayer's poetry and prose workshop at the Saint Mark's Church Poetry Project 1991-1992." Extremely scarce, OCLC lists one... Item #9349
Mexico: Lorena Velázquez, 2015. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Artist book addressing the human rights tragedy of the 43 disappeared, kidnapped, and murdered Mexican students in Iguala, Guerrero State, Mexico. According to "official reports," the students commandeered several buses to travel to Mexico City to commemorate the anniversary of the 1968 Tlatelolco... Item #9248
Waite, Arthur Edward; Emmett McLoughlin [writer of introduction].
A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (Ars Magna Latomorum) and of cognate instituted mysteries: their rites, literature and history with an introduction by Emmett McLoughlin. Two Volumes in One.
New York: Weathervane Books, 1970. Combined edition. Hardcover. A comprehensive view of the history, the literature, and the myths concerning Freemasonry, with comprehensive explanations of Masonic rituals and symbolism. Master magician Arthur Waite covers every topic related to the order of Freemasonry from Acacia to Zohar. A necessarily compilation for... Item #9653
Willis, Elizabeth [text]; Randall, Karen [artist].
Oldest Garden in the World.
Northampton, MA: Propolis Press, 2006. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. "Elizabeth Willis' poetry has been described as hauntingly luminous, hermetic, gorgeous, surprising, and an evocative blend of the lyrical and abstract. The accompanying digital collages are one reader's response to the poems in all their painterly, historic, and scientific evocations. Created... Item #9255
London: Arc Artist Editions, 2013. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. "Sam Winston is uniquely alert to the way words take their place in the world as characters in their own right; in his agile and mischievous fingers, each word and even each letter radiates vivid, graphic personality." “In his agile and... Item #9224
London: Arc Artist Editions, 2005. Limited Edition. Loose Boxed Sheets. “Winston’s experiments came from looking at the structures of dif- ferent types of literature: from storybooks to bus timetables: “The way you navigate a timetable is very different to the way you read a short story” he comments. “I wanted..... Item #9225
Pioneer Prophetess: Jemina Wilkinson, the Publick Universal Friend.
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. "Jemima Wilkinson (29 November 1758 - July 1, 1819) was a charismatic American Quaker and evangelist, born in Cumberland, Rhode Island to Quaker parents. When suffering from a severe illness and in a fever, she declared she had died and was... Item #9635