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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.....
Mansfield Centre CT: Martino Publishing, 2004. Hardcover. Facsimile edition in fine shape: xiii, 718p., black cloth boards spine-titled in grey, the Martino reprint titlepage is followed by a faithful reproduction of titlepage from the original San Francisco publication, which was lovely. Unfortunately, the contrasted images display all too clearly Martino's.....
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.
London: Adam & Charles Black, 1906. 126p., folded map and plates as called for, hardbound first edition 7x5 inch red cloth boards titled gilt and panelled blind. Spine fabric is quite sunned and fragile, with tears and fraying along top and tail. Cover a little dirty. Threads are weak and.....
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: uncredited [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.....
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. Unpaginated, about 24p., 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.....