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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., 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.....
San Francisco: January 1925. Paperback. 56p., stiff wraps with black binders tape as issued, rear wrap lightly stained else very good condition, 5.5x8 inches. "Using the publication of the Sailors' Union of the Pacific by Paul S. Taylor as the occasion, the general manager of the Employment Service Bureau bitterly.....
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: Sherman, Clay, 1952. Pamphlet. Reprint of Turner's 1947 text with Ryder's modifications and update; 68p., illustrated with b&w period photography (the one of 1895's "used record" room is a goodie), softbound, a plain printed pamphlet in 9x6 inch skyblue stapled wraps. The overlapping covers are a little edgeworn.....
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.
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1985. Hardcover. ix, 272p., illustrated from period photographs; first edition cloth boards in dust jacket. Faint edgewear to dj and a bright green seller's label disfigures the dj illustration, an else quite sound clean unmarked copy. Revisionist interpretation of the Vigilante movement, largely that "merchants saw.....
New York: American Bank Note Company, 1886. Pamphlet. 64p., worn wraps with an old tape repair on the front wrap and stamped "uncataloged" (no other markings, minor internal handling wear, 4.5x5.5 inches. The tape repair is a glaring one; reading copy only. Lawyer, married to a Vanderbilt.