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Ossining, NY: GHS: Guns, Hoses & Shields, 2000. Six-panel brochure folded to 3.5x8.5 inches, background of the group, upcoming events through 2001, applications, very good on white stock. The organization formed in 1995 by three friends, Police Officer Jim Parkinson, Deputy Ron Anstead and Firefighter/Paramedic Gene Walsh. Support group for...
San Francisco: Printed by Order of the Association, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1915. Paperback. 174, 190, 143, iii, 233, 269p., mugshots and group portraits on inserted coated stock, softbounds in 9x6 inch plain printed wraps. Issue dates printed on spines except for 1910, hand-written. General mild edgewear and dimming, with...
Alameda, CA: author, 1924-1925. 11p plus 3 newspaper clippings, 8.5 x 11 inches,typed letters and public statements by the Alameda City Council in opposing an 1925 amendment to the pension ordinance proposed by the local fire fighters and police departments, includes an analysis of the amendment by the city manager...
Santa Monica: Percival Press, 2003. Hardcover. Unpaginated, perhaps 40p. of thick high-quality paperstock, some philosophical text (we are witnessing actual divination, &c) and minimalist captions, b&w ritual photographs throughout in laminated pictorial 9x6 inch boards; a very good copy. Stated to be in a run of 1,000 copies only. FYI.....
no place: author, 2008. Conceptual art consisting of a small pocketed folder (7x5 inches) with inserted colorswatch cards and printed mission statement-- an oblique one. The folder displays a single-panel color photo of a vast brushfire in a mountainous residential district (one of last decade's coastal too-close- to- L.A. blazes...
Menlo Park: Printed and bound at Wilmac Press, San Mateo, by J. Wilson McKenney for the editor, 1963. Hardcover. Unpaginated material, 32p., frontis portrait; sewn hardbound in 9.2x6 inch clothbacked boards with printed paper label; upper cover decorated with a facsimile of a letter-page. Design and execution a little klunky...
San Francisco: Independent Books, 1992. 134p., wraps original, cover has a creased corner, otherwise faint handling. What happened to the traditional free lunch --p. 92. Reasonably abstruse historical SF gossip blurbed enthusiastically by Gladys Hanson ("a classy job," she says) and Kevin Starr, who would know.
no place: no publisher, . [14p.]9x13 inches, illustrated with news clippings and photos expertly laid down, very good in original leatherette boards with ribbon binding. Scrapbook recording the Fire Chief's visit to the UK. Two newspaper clippings (no indication of which papers) with photos, captions and short article. Seventeen approx...
New Paltz NY: [Chamber of Commerce], 1987. Paperback. 125p., printed on glazed alkaline paperstock featuring period and contemporary photos with captions and a running text, oversize softbound measuring 12x9 inches. Mild edgewear, a seller's markings on the front free endsheet, no other markings, clean and sound.
Amarillo TX: P and H Publishers, no date, 1970s. 64p., 8.5x11 inches, historical sketch, illustrated with b&w period photography and contemporary oil-business ads, very good booklet in stapled white wraps with mild soiling. A general history mainly an excuse to sell ads to western oilmen.
Twain Harte: Reunion Press, Inc., 1984. [128p.], glossy colorphoto wraps, later printing (same year as first), some pressure marks on back and front covers, otherwise slightest signs of handling (no singe marks either). Color cover photo shows "Peggy Dylan walking on 1200 F coals." Attitude-towards-universe meditation techniques; the Burkans' rap...
San Francisco: Norton Coker Press, 1991. 55p., wraps, 8.5x11 inches in stapled wraps, very good. Narrative fiction generated by a nurse employed at or a consumer of medical services at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, the MacArthur Blvd unit. Back cover features an in-house guide to fire hazards in surgery: "Virtually all...
Denver: P. J. McIntyre, 1906. 94p., preface, very good first edition in gilt-decorated cloth. Essays, office tales, ethical considerations, personal anecdotes, etc. on insurance in general, with a preface and much text referring to the recent San Francisco quake and fires ("we were camped out in Oakland" &c).
Springfield: Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1968. Hardcover. xix, 496p., cloth boards in edgeworn dj. A catalogue of procedures to employ in instances of sabotage and natural disaster. Damage prevention, control and salvage, intelligence, public relations. Issued in the wake of urban protest riots.