Fiction, Novels, Prose, Literature
Port Chester: Medi-Media Pub. Inc., 1990. Magazine. 116p. including covers, 5.25x8.25 inches, erotic fiction, reviews, articles, illustrated with b&w cartoons, explicit photos and ads for sex toys, lightly-worn digest size magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. Special report: Gay Theatre since Stonewall.
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1852. 72p., frontis woodblock illustration and a couple of wood-engraved tailpieces & initial, first issue 6 x 4 inch calf-backed marble-papered boards titled in gilt; exceedingly worn foxed copy with inept color added to frontis. Intact, handleable and legible withal. Title suggests Robert Frost's "good fences make good neighbors"
San Francisco: the magazine, 1998. Unpaginated, some fifty pages, upright 11x4.1 inch glossy wraps, acidfree paperstock throughout, pretty well-bankrolled and rather long-lived (we have seen a 2006 issue). Good copy, mild crimping along the spinefold. "Dedicated to literature, cultural criticism, philosophy, and the arts;" but mostly poetry. Back in 1998...
Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1897. Hardcover. 412p., profuse b&w wood-engraved plates, ads; clothbacked boards with pastedown illustration. A virtually unrestoreable exemplar; terrifically worn casing is detached from its terrifically shaken textblock; many loose leaves, much edgewear; the cuts tend to be sound but some are not, less often because of...
Peking: Foreign languages Press, 1977. 105p., stories, poems, reportage, sketches, art, illustrated with color plates, very good in original pictorial wraps. Includes Lu Xun (Hsun)'s classic polemic, "Reply to a letter from the Trotskyites," as well as articles about the Tachai commune, hagiographic materials about Zhou Enlai (a major theme...
Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1974. Five issues, average length around 100 pages, very good paperbacks. Numbers present are 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Contents include English translations of politically oriented stories and polemical essays, with some revolutionary artwork. Political issues of concern at the time included the anti-Confucian movement and criticism of Lin Biao.
Salem: Whipple and Lawrence, 1827. 160p., wood-engraved frontis, 6 x 3.5 inch calf-backed printed paper boards, spine titled and ruled in gilt, legible still. Quite edgeworn and rubbed, textblock is thoroughly foxed and lacks last free endsheet. The prejudice in question seems to be that of youth against religion.
Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1979. 84p., each page an illustration in full color, captioned; color decorated 8 x 7 inch wraps, mildly edgeworn with a short tear at one corner repaired with archival-grade tape. "based on the widely-acclaimed colour cartoon film.." Intricate color work, apparently direct from animators' easels, "84...
Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1979. 84p., each page an illustration in full color, captioned; color decorated 8 x 7 inch wraps slightly edgeworn; first edition. "Based on the widely-acclaimed colour cartoon film.." Intricate color work, apparently direct from animators' easels, "84 stills from the film."
Stanford: Journal of the new African literature, 1967 (1968). Paperback. 90p. poetry, plays, art, fiction, literature by African students studying in the US, very good in wraps. Light general soiling and rubbing to covers. Actually published in June 1968 according to a stamp near bottom of first page of at...