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Chatham: the college, [1891 or earlier]. Paperback. Unpaginated, about 28p., printed in black (text) and red (page-frames) on alkaline paperstock throughout; staplebound softback in 10x6.5 inch wraps, gilt-titled cover showing facade (wood engraved) of college on the back. Adhesion scar from ancient mailing envelope mars the front, staples are rusted...
[Los Angeles]: the author, 1988. Paperback. xii, 260p., wraps slightly shelf worn else very good condition. African American minister based in Los Angeles, California tells the story of his AmeriCola Beverage Corp.," by his claim "the first Black-owned Cola soft drink company in America." - blurb on rear wrap.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Carmel Art Association, 1987. Paperback. vii [sic; vi], 63p., index; find b&w photoportraits of early member artists and a fine color cover photo of the charming gallery site. Paperbound in 9x9 inch glossy color wraps, has a light lower-corner bump affecting every leaf, else sound and entirely clean. Inscribed.....
Barcelona: Imprenta de Luis Tasso y Serra, 1884. Paperback. 220p., sewn signatures in plain printed 8.5x5.5 inch grey wraps. Unopened. Wraps are quite edgeworn with a spine panel that was burst in several spots (we've tacked these down, successfully), textblock is sound, mildly toned, its untrimmed edges have picked up...
Ann Arbor: U-M-I, 1987. Paperback. xii, 444p., paperbound dissertation in 8x6.5 inch blue wraps with a typewritten label; front wrap/cover bears a marginal nick and both corner-tips are curled; an otherwise good copy. Author has inscribed and signed (as "Gregorio") the half-title to a friend and colleague; and, laid in...
Littleton, CO: M. Ozaki, 1963. 84p., staplebound booklet, first edition, occasional pen underlining. By the Japanese-American mystery writer who is remembered slightly less fondly for promoting some get-rich-quick schemes. This booklet makes no such promises, though it urges the reader to subscribe to his Philatelic Investor newsletter.
Paris: Francois Maspero, 1975. Paperback. 328p., softbound, 9.5x6 inch glazed frenchfold wraps; nice save for a shallow bump to rear lower corner, lightly affecting a number of adjacent corner-tips. Sound, clean, unmarked by ownership or age. Please note, text entirely in French, volume two only. Economie et socialisme 25 -...
Berkeley: Black Alumni Club, University of California, Berkeley, 1995. 20p., 5.5x8.5 inches, foreword, interview, very good first edition booklet in stapled green wraps with photo of Patterson on cover. Black Pioneers at the University: 1920-1960. One of seven pamphlets in the series.
Lewiston, Maine & Boston: Bradford Peck, 1900. Hardcover. xv, 311p., front. (folded), illus., first edition, very good condition. *Sargent. Wright III 4138, Egbert, pp. 302, 466-7. "Describes a businessman's utopia based on efficient distribution by co-op department stores -- a 'practical' application of Christianity. Peck actually tried this experiment." *Kenneth...
Lewiston, Maine & Boston: Bradford Peck, 1900. Hardcover. xv, 311p., frontispiece (folded as issued), other illustrations include a second folded one and a doublespread. First edition in dark green cloth boards titled and decorated in silver-foil, in dust jacket. A near-fine copy. The jacket however is acidic, quite toned and...
Los Angeles: Self-published by the author at Libby Lithograph Co, 1968. Hardcover. 122p., do's and don'ts, terms in labor law, talking to employees, solicitation; mildly foxed, somewhat musty and worn first edition in reddish-brown cloth boards. Anti-union guide written and self-published by a member of the California State Bar.
Poughkeepsie: the academy, undated, circa 1875. Unpaginated booklet, softbound, with ten gravure plates in clear sepia photography, two folding out to doublespreads, each tissue-guarded; booklet is oblong, 6x9 inches, buff cardstock bearing the school shield in gilt and fastened at one end with decorative cord. The front cover is edgeworn...
Wilhelmshaven & Bremen: Self-published by the author at Ad. Heine & K. Jager, 1924. Hardcover. 30p. + 15p. appendix, 5.75x6.5 inches, text in German, fraktur type, illustrated with cartoons and caricatures, rubricated drop-cap initials, worn limited first edition #86/150 copies, bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, personal inscription in German signed...
San Francisco: Self-published by the author, 2004. Paperback. 85p., 8.5x11 inches, signed by Sajben on the title page, second edition (revised, expanded and limited), white wraps with black cloth library tape spine. A work-in-progress, listing businesses by type, location and dates of existece.