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London: The Cresset Press, 1948. Hardcover. xxxii414p., lengthy introduction, very good first edition thus (Starkie intro) blue buckram cloth boards in dust jacket; heavy foxing to edges and endpapers but text-block is clean, gilt-titling is bright, the price-clipped jacket is somewhat edgeworn. The Cresset Library, general editor: John Hayward. Originally.....
[Berkeley]: Berkeley Psychic Institute, no date. Pamphlet. Four-panel brochure; 8.5x5.5 inches; small stain on front page, else in very good condition. An early pamphlet distributed by the Berkeley Psychic Institute at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire advertising classes on mediation, aura readings, and the elusive origins of the institute.
Hertfordshire: Centre de Recherchesd Tsiganes, University of Hertfordshire Press, 2003. Paperback. xv, 144p., introduction, preface, five tales by Johan Taikon, the author's father, glossary to Romani, text in English and Romani on facing pages, illustrated with drawings by Erickson and b&w photos, many vintage of Gypsy life, previous owner's small.....
Sebastopol: Voice of Roma, 2000. Paperback. 96p., trade paperbound, glossy pictorial 9 x 6 inch wraps, very good. Political (scene-setting or narrative) poetry. "My favorite house in Kosovo / has seven car doors / as a front fence.. If Van Gogh had painted / the scene, this Gypsy house /.....
Sebastopol: Voice of Roma, 2000. 96p., foreword. first edition, trade paperbound, glossy pictorial 9 x 6 inch wrap. Inscribed and signed by the poet. Political (scene-setting or narrative) poetry. "My favorite house in Kosovo / has seven car doors / as a front fence.. If Van Gogh had painted /.....
New York: Spartacist League Central Commission for Work Among Women, 1990. 40p., stapled self-wraps, 8.25 x 10. 75 inches, evenly toned else very good condition. From the Spartacist League, critical of the mainstream feminist movement and its "stagnant reformism." Articles on the history of censorship of art, plus articles on.....
Chandigarh, India: Roma Publications, 1974-75. Paperback. Two numbers of volume one, 74p. & 76p. 6x9.25 inches, articles on Roma culture, news, events, language studies, illustrated with tables & b&w photos, very good journal run in printed white semi-glossy wraps. Includes a pronunciation guide and glossary and phrases at rear in.....
San Francisco: Fair Play Press, 2005. 59p., illustrations and photos, very good reprint personally inscribed and signed by the poet in original pictorial wraps. Sort of a Jack Hirschman guy, poetry as activism; in Sharpe's case more like doggerel as activism. San Francisco poet and Viet Nam Vet.
Brixham: Heatherleigh, n.d. Pamphlet. 12p., staplebound booklet, 3.5x4.75 inches, light handling. Evangelical tract about a man who invites a prostitute to go into a church with him. Ernest "Gypsy" Williams was a British evangelist, who adopted this nickname because of his Romani background.