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Buescher True Tone Band and Orchestra Instruments (Catalogue #26)

Elkhart, Indiana: Buescher Band Instrument Company, 1928. Original wraps. Near Fine. Wonderful 1928 catalogue from the Buescher Band Instrument Company of Elkhart, Indiana, showcasing the latest offerings in their impressive selection of band and orchestra instruments. Virtually every page includes detailed engraved images of Buescher's selections, such as soprano, alto, tenor and bass saxophones, true-tone, symphony, utility and parlor and Sunday school trumpets, Fluegel, coach, popular ballad and true-tone French horns, tenor and alto valve, small and medium and large bore slide trombones, various strands of baritones, basses, woodwind instruments, etc. A vast range, all beautifully illustrated. And the catalogue itself crisp and very well-preserved in its stapled light-brown wrappers. Tight and Near Fine, with just a touch of light soiling at several of the lower page edges. Oblong quarto, also includes a laid-in copy of the publisher's "Complete Price List" booklet. A wonderful piece of Americana and an uncommon, pre-Depression music catalogue.


A Dialogue with Solitude

By Dave Heath

Culpeper, VA: The Community Press, 1965. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. A solid copy of the 1965 1st edition of this highly-celebrated debut work by photographer Dave Heath. Tight and Near Fine in its oatmeal cloth, with just the faintest touch of light wear at the rear panel's lower-edge. And in a bright, price-intact ($6.50), VG to VG+ dustjacket, with light to mid-level soiling to the panels and light creasing along the rear panel's lower-edge. Mild wear as well at the lower front flap-fold. Still though, very presentable and, internally, clean as could be, with no writing or markings of any kind. Quarto, crisp, highly-evocative black-and-white photos thruout.


Monsters & Madonnas: A Book of Methods

By William Mortensen

San Francisco: Camera Craft Publishing Company, 1946. Original wraps. Near Fine. An unusually crisp, clean copy of the November 1946 stated 3rd printing. Bright and Near Fine in its pictorial, spiral-bound wrappers, with just a touch of light soiling to the rear panels. Tall quarto, a lovely copy of William Mortensen's beguiling first published book.


Ellsworth Kelly: A Retrospective (Signed by Ellsworth Kelly)

By Diane Waldman, Ed

New York: The Guggenheim Museum, 1996. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. SIGNED BY ELLSWORTH KELLY on the half-title. An all-but-pristine copy to boot of the catalogue based on the October 1996-January 1997 exhibition (the major retropsective) at New York's Guggenheim Museum. The 1st edition in hardback: Tight and Fine in a crisp, Near Fine to Fine dustjacket. Thick, oblong quarto, magnificent color reproductions thruout. 344 pgs, 340 full-color reproductions. Skillfully edited by the formidable Diane Waldman.


Sports Illustrated -- Issue #1 (August 16th, 1954): With the Publisher's Original Shipping Envelope!!

New York: Time Inc, 1954. Original wraps. Near Fine. A very impressive copy of the August 16th, 1954 maiden issue of Sports Illustrated. This copy is clean, crisp and Near Fine in its pictorial wrappers (with the complete 6 pg. Topps baseball card fold-out in beautiful condition). It shows just a touch of very light creasing at the foot of the spine and, happily, has no address label on the iconic cover (which of course bears the photograph of Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Eddie Matthews at the plate for the Milwaukee Braves in a night game against the New York Giants). THE MOST NOTABLE FEATURE TO THIS COPY THOUGH IS THAT IT INCLUDES THE PUBLISHER'S VERY UNCOMMON PICTORIAL SHIPPING ENVELOPE. The envelope shows some inevitable wear along the edges and light soiling to the rear cover. It also does have an address label at the front cover but, even as such, is undoubtedly very elusive and has clearly kept the magazine itself in bright, lovely condition. A true collector's item in its original shipping envelope, which this bookseller has never before encountered.


The Subliminal Report (Starstreams Poetry Series Number 4)

By Angus Maclise

Kathmandu, Nepal: Bardo Matrix, 1975. Original wraps. Near Fine. A very sharp copy of this 1975 Angus Maclise offering, published out of Kathmandu. #36 of only 500 copies issued. Clean and Near Fine in its lovely rice-paper wrappers, with just the slightest hint of very light spotting at the panels. Quarto, photographs by the redoubtable Ira Cohen, including the frontispiece ("Mylar portrait of Angus Maclise & Silver Garuda").


Bhimsa the Dancing Bear

By Christine Weston

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Roger Duvoisin. The 1945 true 1st edition, with the Scribner 'A' to the copyright page. Solid and VG (small former owner stamp at the front free endpaper) in a crisp, price-intact ($2.00), VG dustjacket, with light chipping at the spine ends and the upper tips, and mild chipping --with several very small closed tears-- along the rear panel's edges. Octavo, wonderfully illustrated thruout by the great Roger Duvoisin.


Hirschfeld: Art and Recollections from Eight Decades

By Al Hirschfeld

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1991. Boards. Fine/Fine. INSCRIBED IN YEAR-OF-PUBLICATION BY AL HIRSCHFELD on the half-title. A lovely copy to boot of the 1991 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine to Fine in a crisp, price-intact, Fine dustjacket. Oblong quarto, filled thruout with wonderful, Broadway-related illustrations by the great maestro Hirschfeld.


Religio Medici and Other Essays

By Sir Thomas Browne

New York: Brentano's, 1915. 3/4 leather. Near Fine. Handsome copy of this 1915 re-issue out of New York, elegantly bound in 3/4 burgundy morocco. Richly gilt-paneled spine, with fine gilt-tooling within the compartments and 5 raised bands. Clean, solid and Near Fine. Octavo, top-edge gilt, lovely marbled endpapers and pastedowns.


In Transit

By Paul Ickovic

Boston: Odeon Editions, 1977. Cloth. Fine/Fine. SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL ICKOVIC on the half-title. An immaculate copy to boot of the 1977 1st edition. Tight and Fine in a bright, Fine dustjacket. Quarto, crisp black-and-white reproductions thruout.


Puppet Plays

By Alfred Kreymborg

New York: Samuel French, 1926. Cloth. Very Good. The 1926 American re-issue, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ALFRED KREYMBORG on the front free endpaper. Solid and VG in its dark boards, with just a touch of scuffing to the panels and former owner bookplate at the front pastedown. 12mo, 126 pgs. of text.


Desert Cantos

By Richard Misrach

University of New Mexico Press, 1987. Cloth. Fine/Fine. SIGNED BY RICHARD MISRACH on the half-title. A pristine copy to boot of the catalogue based on the January-March 1987 exhibition at Palm Springs Desert Museum. Tight and Fine in a crisp, Fine dustjacket. Oblong quarto, limited to 1,000 hardback copies. Introductory essay by Reyner Banham.


SEMAPHORE: Placing the Mark -- Bill Bace's Salon des Refuses

New York: Salon des Refuses, 1995. Original wraps. Near Fine. The catalogue based on the March-April 1995 exhibition at Bill Bace's Salon des Refuses in TriBeCa in New York. Clean and Near Fine in its corrugated cardboard wrappers, bound together by 2 silver bolts. Oblong quarto, also includes the laid-in original price list.


Pertelote: A Sequel to Chanticleer -- Being a Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press October 1936-1943 April

By Christopher Sandford & Owen Rutter

London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1943. 1/4 leather. Near Fine. A very sharp copy of the 1943 signed/limited. #42 OF 200 "NUMBERED COPIES, SIGNED BY THE PARTNERS, PRINTED ON ARNOLD'S MOULD-MADE PAPER IN 13 POINT PERPETUA ROMAN AND FELICITY ITALIC TYPES, AND 1/4 BOUND IN RED NIGER". Signed by both Christopher Sandford and Owen Rutter at the limitation. Tight, solid and Near Fine in its decorative light-blue and red boards. Thin quarto, top-edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom edges. "Foreword & Notes by the Partners, Illustrations from the Books". Lovely woodcuts thruout by credited artists in the Golden Cockerel stable of first-rate illustrators.


77 Testicular Imprints

PPE Editions, in Association with Andrew Roth, 2007. Original wraps. Near Fine. A solid, sharp copy of the 2007 1st edition, limited to 511 copies. Clean and Near Fine in its light-gray wrappers. Tall quarto, crisp reproductions along each recto, the captions at each facing verso. Published in association with the photography curator Andrew Roth.


The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (The Signed/Limited Edition)

By Tennessee Williams

New York: New Directions, 1950. 1/4 Vellum. Near Fine/Near Fine. A tight, very sharp copy of the 1950 signed/limited, ONE OF FIVE HUNDRED COPIES SIGNED BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS at the limitation. Tight and Near Fine in its 1/4 vellum over patterned, light-brown boards. Octavo, also includes a clean, Near Fine example of the publisher's mylar dustjacket and a VG+ example of the printed, light-blue slipcase, with light scuffing to the rear panel.


Richard Prince T-Shirt Paintings: Hippie Punk

New York: Salon 94, 2010. Original wraps. Fine. A pristine copy of the catalogue based on the May-June 2010 exhibition at New York's Salon 94. Crisp and Fine in its pictorial wrappers.


Le Point -- Le Jazz (XL Janvier 1952)

Paris: Revue Artistique et Litteraire/Souillac Mulhouse, 1952. Original wraps. Near Fine/Near Fine. The 7th year of this wonderful literary and artistic review out of Paris, in this case devoted to jazz. Clean and Near Fine in its dark wrappers. And in an unusually crisp, Near Fine example of the fragile glassine dustjacket. Thin quarto, beautiful gravure images thruout of some of the great figures of jazz playing in Paris in the early 50s (Chick Webb, Lee Collins, Mezz Mezzrow, Don Byas, Willie Smith, Lionel Hampton, Buck Clayton, Fats Waller, etc.).


Cicero--De Officiis

By Cicero

London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1902. 3/4 leather. Near Fine. A very handsome copy of this 1902 London re-issue, sumptuously bound in 3/4 morocco by Riviere & Son (whose stamp is at the foot of the first blank endpaper). Tight, clean and Near Fine, with 5 raised bands and fine gilt-tooling within the compartments. Octavo, top-edge gilt, lovely matching marbled endpapers and pastedowns.


The Spearhead: The 5th Marine Division in World War II (In Dustjacket)

By Howard Conner

Washington, DC: Infantry Journal Press, 1950. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. A very presentable copy of the 1950 stated 1st edition. Tight and VG+ (former owner name and military address on the front free endpaper, his circular blindstamp on the title page) in a crisp, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with light chipping at the spine ends and neat, clear tape reinforcing along the front flap-fold. Quarto, 325 pgs., including crisp black-and-white photos thruout.


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