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Kyoto: Omote-sen-ke dōmon kai, 1977-1991. 168 issues of the Japanese-language magazine about the tea ceremony; all bound in one-year runs in specially made plastic binders supplied by the publisher. Two pins in the binder go through holes punched at the spine (no damage to text). Generally very good, many color.....
Ann Arbor: Gryphon Books, 1971. Hardcover. xiii, 718p., illus., cobalt blue cloth boards, slightly soiled, ex-library with usual markings, minor soiling on fore-edges, rear hinge starting, else in good condition. Originally published in 1939 in San Francisco. The author was a professional botanist. Describes some 6,000 cookbooks published 1474-1938, collated.....
Paris: Larousse, 1993. 381p., massive production, nice alkaline paperstock on which, amidst a running text, are reproduced many period images of cafe interiors and patrons. Hardbound in 13x10 inch openweave brown cloth boards gilt, and decorated dust jacket. The book itself is virtually as new, while the dj spine panel.....
Sao Tome: Imprensa Nacional, 1970. 48p., 7x9.5 inches, introduction, tables, decorations, maps, bibliography, text in Portuguese, very good in original stapled wraps. A guide to investing in the West African island nations São Tomé and Príncipe whose main exports have been fish, sugar and coffee.
San Francisco: Downtown Peace Coalition, . Handbill. Leaflet, 8.5x11 inches, very good condition. Rally featured entertainment by the comedy group "The Committee," and especially endearing to this cataloger - coffee to be served from 11:30 to 2:00pm - a very rare perk for demonstrators.
Hauppauge NY: Barron's Educational Series, Inc. / Gaia Books Ltd., 2002. 143p., coated paperstock throughout, color-photo illustrations integrated with text, softbound in 10x7 inch glossy cardstock wraps. Slight edgewear, a sound clean copy, very good. Author at this writing had been "teaching in the West" for twenty years.
Bruxelles: M. Hayez/Georges Van Campenhout, 1941. 183p., avant-propos, indexes, footnotes, illustrated with maps, tables, figures and 19 plates, text in French, unopened pages, worn original wraps. Scientific study of the coffe trees and industry in the Congo. Institut Royal Colonial Beige Tome XI, fasc. 3.
Havana: Editora Popular de Cuba y del Caribe, 1960. 197p. paperback, light shelfwear, ownership inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise very good. Text in Spanish. Cover title: "El Drama del Cobre, del Café y del Petróleo en América Latina" Primer festival del pensamiento político, 5.
Sao Paulo: [the photographer, or a trade association], 1938. Pamphlet. 16p., softbound pamphlet in 8.5x8 inch stapled self-wraps, fullpage captioned photographic studies throughout reproduced in sepia rotogravure, three of which cleverly-composed collages. The absence of publishing information suggests the item was issued with a coverleaf, now lost. The staples are.....
Berkeley: Judah Magnes Museum, no date, circa 1980. 109p., illustrated with period photography and facsimiles, softbound first-issue 9.5x7.5 inch velo-binding, wraps slightly dust- and handling-soiled, a very good copy. Dad a "government tea-taster" connecting to FDA and later the MJB coffee company; his ability even made the "Strange as It.....
San Francisco: Fielder, Sorensen & Davis, Transit Advertising, January 1, 1944. Pamphlet. p., upright pamphlet in 8x4 inch staplebound wraps, cover red on yellow cardstock; each page has three "hints" in a clearly laid-out frame printed black on white over a grey background. Clean and sound with scarcely any sign.....