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Jay's Journal of Anomalies: Conjurors, Cheats, Hustlers, Hoaxsters, Pranksters, Jokesters, Imposters, Pretenders, Sideshow Showmen, Armless Calligraphers, Mechanical Marvels, Popular Entertainments.
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Jay's Journal of Anomalies: Conjurors, Cheats, Hustlers, Hoaxsters, Pranksters, Jokesters, Imposters, Pretenders, Sideshow Showmen, Armless Calligraphers, Mechanical Marvels, Popular Entertainments.

By Ricky Jay

New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2001. hardcover in dust jacket., very small bump to crown of book's spine with no internal echoes.. no other flaws of any variety.; first edition/first printing.; 202pp., illustrated, color, b/w.; all 16 issues of jay's journal, assembled with added material.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine Plus. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$72.00

The Teletrips of Alala

By Guy Monreal

USA: Harlin Quist, 1970. hard cover in dust jacket. price-clipped dj has minor bits of wear to some corners, edges. moderately used copy. no markings or bumps. strong binding and hinges. a few corner-tip creases from place-keeping.; unpaginated. illustrated in color. sixties psychedelic style artwork.. No Edition Stated. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Nicole Claveloux. Square 4to.

$150.00

Something Good for a Change: Random Notes on Peace Thru Living (Signed with Drawing)
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Something Good for a Change: Random Notes on Peace Thru Living (Signed with Drawing)

By Wavy Gravy

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., bit of very faint dust-spotting to top edge. only slight, minor evidence of handling to exterior. else, clean, no markings or labels. no bumps, tears, chips, clips. strong binding.; title-page is signed with drawings, including facing page in black pen by wavy gravy.; xi-243pp. hugh romney aka wavy gravy of the hog farm. a sixties figure in the best sense.. Signed by Author. First Edition /Second Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine Plus/Near Fine Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$65.00

Proceedings of the Company of Amateur Brewers

By Various Authors

United States of America: Privately Printed, 1932. cloth, illustrated boards. wear to spine-ends, less to board corners. some fading to spine. on last two blank endpapers there remain traces of clippings that were once affixed, and one fore-edge chip, very small. the book came with a membership bookplate on the front pastedown to which a name was duly filled-in. front hinge a little weak, but holding well. no other flaws.; 159pp., b/w illustrations. contains nine texts by eight contributors. a humorous look at brewing and drinking emanating from vermont as prohibition wound down.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00

Life in a Book

By F. Deschamps

Rochester, NY: The Visual Studies Workshop, 1986. soft cover, wrappers, as issued., small sticker-ghost to back cover, and adjacent faded spot. minor impact. no other flaws or wear. clean, no markings. no bumps, creases or tears. sturdy binding. ; states first printing, 500 copies, january 1986., unpaginated, apprx. 48pp., b/w illustrations, photos, throughout. . First Edition /First Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Square 8vo.

$24.00

Martin Ramirez

By Brooke Davis Anderson, et al.

Seattle/NY: Marquand Books in Association with American Folk Art Museum, 2007. hardcover in dust jacket., no flaws - clean, no writing or markings, tight binding/hinges, an unused copy.; 191pp., 137 color illustrations and 6 in b/w., contains five essays by various contributors, catalogue, and reference material. mexican-born artist who spent the second half of his life in california mental hospitals.. First Edition/First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Exhibition Catalogue.

$52.00

Federal Prison Center 1940's: A Decade of American Mugshots

By Leonard Helicher

No Location Stated: Carnets of Rhinoceros Jr, 2007. hard cover, illustrated boards., no flaws or wear. clean, no markings or labels. tight binding.; one of 757 first edition unnumbered copies. there were 257 deluxe copies printed at the same time. this copy is signed in blue pen by leonard helicher, dated april 19th 2008, on the title page.; unpaginated, apprx. 52pp., illustrated throughout with reproductions of actual federal mugshots. brief introduction.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket, as Issued. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.

$68.00

The Collection of Frederick W. Hughes. October 10, 2001, New York

By Sotheby's

New York: Sotheby's, 2001. soft cover., clean, no writing or markings. no bumps, tears, or creases. tight binding. 354 lots detailed and illustrated. a number of works by andy warhol, a long time friend and associate of mr. hughes.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Auction Catalogue.

$72.00

Illuminations A Bestiary

By Rosamond Wolff Purcell and Stephen Jay Gould

NY: W. W. Norton and Co., 1986. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., only minute signs of handling to dj exterior, truly negligible. clean, no writing or other markings. no tears, bumps, clips or the like. tight binding. great copy.; 120pp. illustrated in color.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine Plus/Near Fine Plus. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$35.00

Nelson Algren's Chicago

By Art Shay

Urbana/Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1988. cloth, hardcover in dust jacket., very slight toning to some upper white areas, hard to say - that is how faint it may be. no odor. dj has equally negligible signs of use in very few spots. no other flaws, clean and unmarked, a near fine copy.; signed by art shay and dated december, 1988 on title page, with no other inscription. first printing.; xxii-122pp., numerous b/w photographs.; art shay, a photojournalist and longtime friend of writer nelson algren, photographed algren over the years as well as the areas and streets that were part of his chicago.. Signed by the Photographer. First Edition /First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Photographs By Art Shay. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$42.00

The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess
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The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess

By Andrei Codrescu

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009. soft cover, folded card covers, as issued. any signs of handling would be strictly negligible in impact. no flaws or wear. clean, no markings, tight binding.; this copy shows an ink gift inscription signed by the author, dated 08/25/2011 on a blank preliminary page.; 235pp. a title in the public square book series from princeton university press.. Signed by Author. First Edition /First Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.00

The Devil a Monk Would be: A Survey of Sex and Celibacy in Religion

By T. Clifton Longworth

London: Herbert Joseph Limited , 1936. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., dj has some rubbing, creasing, and two tiny closed edge-tears, yet it is all there. exterior of boards show some rubbing. no writing or markings, no spotting. sturdy binding.; dj states - first cheap edition, now 7/6 net, originally published at one guinea. no date, circa 1936. lurid artwork on front panel of scarce dust wrapper.; 143pp., with 16 plates in collotype.. Early Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$62.00

Semina Culture: Wallace Berman and His Circle
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Semina Culture: Wallace Berman and His Circle

By Michael Duncan and Kristine McKenna

Santa Monica, CA/NY: Santa Monica Museum of Art and D.A.P. Inc., 2005. hard cover, illustrated boards., in clear mylar dj, no flaws, clean, no writing or markings, strong binding/hinges. very well preserved copy. heavy book.; 384pp., illustrated throughout in color, b/w, contains five essays, profiles of 53 artists, poets, photographers, sculptors, actors, and assorted individuals.; NOT the reissued edition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket, as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Exhibition Catalogue.

$100.00

A History of Oriental Orgies: An Account of Erotic Practices Among the Peoples of the East and the Near East

By James Cleugh

NY: Crown Publishers, 1968. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., top and bottom edges show some super-faint dust-spotting, barely visible. a small amount of same to dj back panel. only slight edge-wear to dj at spine head and foot. crease-line to dj flap. price intact. no tears, chips or bumps. no writing or markings. rare in a dj so well preserved. strong binding.; 220pp., no pictures!. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

Le Bateau Ivre

By Roland Topor, Arthur Rimbaud

Yverdon: Chez Kesselring Editeur, 1975. soft cover, as issued. illustrated wrappers., faded dampstain to bottom edge of cover, size of a pencil eraser, with quickly disappearing echo to the two pages preceding the title-page. no other flaws or wear. no markings. sturdy binding.; unpaginated. apprx. 32pp., illustration by topor to cover. original french text.; printed in switzerland, 30 avril 1975. scarce title.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$78.00

My Name is Man: The Poetry of Jack Rainsberger Deathrow Nevada State Prison

By Jack Rainsberger

San Francisco: Unity Press, 1972. soft cover, as issued., two very small red dots to bottom edge. rubbing to exterior, faint crease to top fore-corner of cover. no other flaws. clean, no writing or other markings. sturdy binding.; the same press published a free edition in 1968 which had a similar title and some of the poems included here. some of the poems in this edition were written after 1968., no isbn present. unpaginated. scarce title.. First Edition Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$45.00

Strange Feats and Clever Turns: Remarkable Speciality Acts in Variety, Vaudeville and Sideshows at the Turn of the 20th Century as Seen By Their Contemporaries

By Charlie Holland

London: Holland and Palmer, 1998. wrappers, as issued., several pages in middle have a faint crease to bottom fore-corner. low impact. no other flaws, clean, no writing or markings, tight sewn binding.; 188pp., b/w illustrations throughout. anthology of journalistic articles from the late 19th and very early 20th century which report on various strange performances and acts in sideshows and stage productions.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.00

Nosegays and Knuckle Sandwiches: Work By Thomas Woodruff

By Thomas Woodruff, Christopher Scoates, Debra Wilbur, Bill Arning, Christopher Sweet, and Nick Debs

Atlanta: Atlanta College of Art Gallery and City Gallery at Chastain, 1997. wrappers, as issued., no flaws, clean, no exterior or text markings, strong binding, no bumps or creases. a very well preserved copy.; no isbn.; 32pp. of text followed by unpaginated section of 44 color plates. b/w figures illustrate the text. four essays, checklist, reference material.; this copy is inscribed with a drawing and signed by thomas woodruff.. Signed by Artist. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Exhibition Catalogue.

$280.00

Motion Display: T. Kitahara Collection

By Yukio Shimizu

Japan: Chukyo Publishing, 1988. cloth, hardcover in dust jacket., no flaws - clean, no writing or markings. strong binding, hinges.; japanese-english parallel text.; 140pp. plus a gatefold index at back. apprx. 200 color illustrations. astounding collection of little-known moving displays built for jewelry stores in the usa that subscribed between 1925-1959 by baranger studios in south pasadena, ca.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$54.00

Wild Pilgrimage: A Novel in Woodcuts

By Lynd Ward

Cleveland/NY: The World Publishing Company, 1967. cloth, hardcover in dust jacket., dj has one small triangular edge-chip and associated closed tear to top edge of front panel. dj has light rubbling and lighter still soiling to small spots. price intact. book has no flaws, clean, no writing or markings, strong binding. unpaginated. part of world's 1960s reissue series of ward's pioneering graphic novels.. First Printing Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good. Illus. by Lynd Ward. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$52.00

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