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???? ? ????.   Mother and Child
1 ???? ? ????. Mother and Child
Leningrad Leningrad Brach, All-Union Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and the Creches Board of the Leningrad Public Health Department 1933 Wraps 
Folio. 43 by 30 cm. Unpaginated, 28 pp., filled with black and white photos, most large, showing child birth and child care as practiced in the Soviet Union. Also depicted are Soviet women, their professional lives -- they are represented as having "an equal booting with men of importance in social life" -- the state Gynecological Institute, etc. Everything is shown as state of the art, ideal, caring, correct, efficient and effective, as one would expect of a propaganda-driven publication. Captions are rendered in both Russian and English. Notwithstanding the propaganda dimension of the brochure, there is a trove of valid information to be mined, and the photos themselves provide a valuable glimpse on the times. Scarce, with no copies on OCLC. Condition: moderate to heavy wear and soiling. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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2 Album of Pre-Raphaelite Images of Little Girls on Printed Silk
England Full Morocco Very Good 
N.d., circa 1880. With twelve mounted plates of printed silk featuring pre-Raphaelite young girls. We see a girl creating bubbles, lolling on a sofa, sitting with a feathered fan under an orange tree, fussing with her hair, gazing at fish in a bowl, striking a pose under a lemon tree, fishing in a pool, nude with a shell to her ear, nude gazing perhaps at butterflies, and nude playing a flute. The imagery evokes the boudoir, perhaps a harem, and there is most definitely a light erotic aura being created. The artist is also making allusions to allegorical paintings and the depiction of the gods. Notwithstanding the frisson of sexuality, few would be offended by the images. The silk lends softness to the already mostly pale palette. The genre of printed silk, and the collection of the images as such, is extremely scarce. The black morocco binding is rubbed along the joints and worn especially in the top corners. Within the leaves, all of card, are sturdy, sound and clean. 
Price: 1300.00 USD
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3 American Book and Bible House Salesman's Sampler
Cloth Very Good 
N.d., circa 1901. 25 by 19 cm. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Buffalo Bill.  Der Held des Wilden Westens.
4 Buffalo Bill. Der Held des Wilden Westens.
Dresden Eichler. Various printers. 1905.0 First Hardcover. Cloth spine. Marbled paper pasted on Fair 
The first 25 installments of the earliest of German pulp fiction magazines, this one based on the American popular culture icon, William F. Cody, aka Buffalo Bill, who was probably as popular in Germany and Europe as he was in the states, and who famously toured Germany with his Western show, which included crack shot Annie Oakley. 4to. 26.5 by 21 cm. Each installment has color chromo cover on thin glossy paper, followed by 32 pages with a story about the legend. Scarce. Only copies found on OCLC are at Yale and Maryland. Condition: The publisher Alwin Eichler (1859-1912) lived for a substantial period in the United States. Beginning in 1883 he ran the American affiliate of Verlags H. G. Muenchmayer, which was responsible for bringing out English translations of Karl May. He moved back to Germany, where he first ran a musical publisher in Berlin before, in 1903, establishing his own publishing company in Dresden. His Buffalo Bill is quite possibly the first pulp magazine in Germany, and unquestionably, it was an early one. His dime novels -- for such do these represent -- cost 20 pfennig, and his press run was typically 80,000. Binding has some looseness of the text block. Cloth of spine with fraying, edgewear to boards, and overall, a plain, unexciting binding. This being a pulp magazine, the leaves are heavily age toned. A few short closed tears on these leaves. Most importantly, all pages are present, with no loss. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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Oscar Wilde:  Three Times Tried
5 Oscar Wilde: Three Times Tried
London The Ferrestone Press, Ltd. Cloth Good 
With a David Belasco bookplate. 8vo. 484 pp. Soiled, worn binding. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 Truck Drivers' Dictionary. A Collection of Some of the Special Terms Used by Truck Drivers
Washington DC American Trucking Associations, Inc. First Edition Presumed Fine 
Want to know what a "Doodle-bug", "Bareback" or "Bobtail" mean, at least to a truck driver? If you are not a truck driver from these times, there are words you probably never heard, or you may think you know but meant something quite different and specific to truck drivers. N.d., circa 1962. Single folded-sheet pamphlet, when closed, 18 by 9.5 cm, and opening to three panels, or pages, per side, with four and half of those pages devoted to the colorful argot of the CB radio set. Uncommon -- we can locate only two or three copies on OCLC. A band of very light soiling on the front. Otherwise, clean. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 [Faux Books] Japanese Lacquer Box made to look like two books sitting side by side

An usual double faux book. N.d., circa 1900. With a typical Japanese style lacquer design of flowers and geometric shapes rendered in a deep brown crimson. The sides are black with straight lines meant to suggest books, along with a few other features that help create the illusion. The box measures 17 by 12 cm, and is 5 cm high. The top lid opens up on each side, with two separate wells to house cards perhaps, or whatnots. The hinges for the lid are metal pieces in the center, and between these metal pieces is a small handle. A few chips on the edges, with trivial loss of lacquer. Other light wear. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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[Faux Book] Box with Oval Cameo Bucolic River View, Elaborate Grecian Ornamental Border, and Gilt and Multi-Color Patterned Edges
8 [Faux Book] Box with Oval Cameo Bucolic River View, Elaborate Grecian Ornamental Border, and Gilt and Multi-Color Patterned Edges
Very Good 
N.d., circa 1900. Measuring 198 by 160 by 33 mm. The oval color print on the top lid is 140 by 93 mm at the widest points. The bottom and edges are white, with a plastic sheen. The edges have a Medieval diaper type of decoration, with slightly raised detailing, and it seems the type of decoration that would have been applied to a candy box, but there is no brand ad on this box. The box is secured shut with a brass clasp, and within there is a doily edge trim, also suggestive of a prior use to house candy, or perhaps cookies. Light soiling to the edges, and other light to moderate wear. Still a very handsome, and distinctive, faux book box. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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[Three First Editions bound together] 1.  La Guerra Ode.  2.  Piemonte Ode.  3.   Cadore Ode, Carducci, Giosue
9 Carducci, Giosue [Three First Editions bound together] 1. La Guerra Ode. 2. Piemonte Ode. 3. Cadore Ode
Bologna Ditta Nicola Zanichelli 1891, 1890, 1902 First Editions Hardcover Very Good 
Three first editions of odes by the great Italian poet. 4to. 26.5 by 18 cm. Three title pages. 12, [2], 13, [2], 15, [2] pp. Photograph plate of the Piazza Tiziano in Pieve, Cadore. Label on paper pastedown spine with title of two poems written by hand. Small numbers scrawled on final leaf of each poem, possibly indicating former library ownership. A few pages with flattened folds. Very occasional light soiling. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Illuminated Manuscript of Victorian Verse and Floral Decoration, F. G. B.
10 F. G. B. Illuminated Manuscript of Victorian Verse and Floral Decoration
Full Morocco Very Good 
With twelve leaves of verse, written in a calligraphic hand, and floral and/or illuminated decoration. The first leaf is of armorial decoration and the mottos "Ich Dien" atop and "ung ic sepvepsg" below, both written on ribboned ornament. The leaves following feature fluent rhymed verse surrounded by exquisite Victorian Era floral decoration. The poems have a spiritual or religious overtone; the glory of the book is the decoration, adapted from Gothic sources, and the decorated letter figures. The visual uplift compensates for the often somber tone of the poetry. The verse is titled "Flowers", "The Reaper and the Flowers", and "Suspiria", while some of it appears untitled. As everything is clearly meant to cohere as a single work, arguably the verse is all of one piece, and a remarkable aspect of this album is that the author harbored such a larger ambition. The morocco binding has considerable wear and rubbing. Minor soiling to the leaves. Tissue guards also soiled, with some tears. The volume is folio-sized, measuring 15 by 12 inches, 38 by 30 cm. 
Price: 3800.00 USD
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The Life, Adventures, and Opinions of Col. George Hanger.  Written by Himself.  [Together with] To All Sportsmen, and Particularly Farmers and Gamekeepers (Three volumes in all), Hanger, Col. George
11 Hanger, Col. George The Life, Adventures, and Opinions of Col. George Hanger. Written by Himself. [Together with] To All Sportsmen, and Particularly Farmers and Gamekeepers (Three volumes in all)
London J. Debrett 1801, 1814 
Extra-illustrated three volumes, with 96 additional plates, and beautifully bound by R. Wallis in full red morocco. 8vo. 22.5 by 14.5 cm. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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Ulrichs:  The Life and Works of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Pioneer of the Modern Gay Movement, Kennedy, Hubert
12 Kennedy, Hubert Ulrichs: The Life and Works of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Pioneer of the Modern Gay Movement
Boston Alyson Publications, Inc. 1988 First printing Cloth Fine Fine Jacket 

Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Lermontov, M. J. Translated by Herbert Stegemann. Cover illustration by W. Poluektoff. Der Damon.
Berlin Trowitzsch & Sohn 1921 First Cloth. Paper pastedown. Good 
4to. 25.5 by 19 cm. 47, [1] pp. 4 color plates. OCLC locates only a single copy of this particular edition, at the Brooklyn Public Library. KVK shows Berlin has it. Soiling on cover. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Satire di Salvatore Rosa Dedicate a Settano, Rosa, Salvatore
14 Rosa, Salvatore Satire di Salvatore Rosa Dedicate a Settano
Amsterdam Presso Severo Protomastix 1696 First Edition thus Full Vellum Near Fine 
N.d. Circa 1690. 12mo. 160 pp. Woodcut ornament on title. (Brunet IV 1390. 12mo. Gamba 2071) Contemporary vellum. Front joint repaired. Slight separation of lower rear joint. Restoration to upper corner of leaf pp 93/4. P. 107 with awkwardly cut margin. Considerable toning especially around text, but overall fine other than issues mentioned. Rosa is best known as a landscape painter but he also in his lifetime has a considerable reputation as a poet. His eventful, picaresque, and now mythologized life centered at various times around Naples, Rome and Florence. As a champion of artistic freedom, Rosa rejected the then prevalent patronage system in the artworld. In the satires Rosa attacked aspects of the music and art scene, and the most famous of the satires, "La Babilonia", took daring swipes at the clergy, leading to its placement on the Vatican's Index of prohibited works. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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15 Schneebeli, W. Mizzi das Katzchen
Verlag Ravensburg 
N.d., circa 1930s. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Costumi Civili e Militari della Monarchia Francese dal 1200 sino al 1820 (Three Volumes) [Costumes Civils et Militaires de la Monarchie Francaise depuis 1200 jusqu'a 1820], [Lecomte, Hippolyte]
16 [Lecomte, Hippolyte] Costumi Civili e Militari della Monarchia Francese dal 1200 sino al 1820 (Three Volumes) [Costumes Civils et Militaires de la Monarchie Francaise depuis 1200 jusqu'a 1820]
Napoli (?) Litografia Cuciniello e Bianchi First Italian Edition Hardcover. Cloth spine. Marbled paper pastedown Very Good 
N.d., 1820s. Folio, 35 by 25 cm. 380 hand-colored plates, including title page, printed by Cuciniello & Bianchi or Lorenzo Bianchi. The plates are after those of Hippolyte Lecomte, whose costume book was published in 1820 by Delpech under the title: :Costumes Civils et Militaires de la Monarchie Francaise depuis 1200 jusqu'a 1820". Occasional light foxing or soiling, affecting only a small number of plates. The binding has moderate wear, with fraying of the cloth in the first volume. One plate, No. 197, misbound between 244 and 245. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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