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The Albion Temperance Reciter: A Collection of Recitations in Prose and Verse
London and New York, Frederick Warne and Co. 1892. First edition. Hardcover. London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co. [1892]. First edition. 12mo. Original light brown cloth binding, with decorative dark brown and blue stamping. The contents are a bit shaken. The spine is darkened, with some general shelfwear and soiling. Good .
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Book number: 61750
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2227]
Keywords: Temperance, Prohibition, Moderation, Abstinence, Sobriety, Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholism, Liquor

 
U.S. Army Air Forces: Training Detachment, Division of Meteorology
Pasadena, California, California Institute of Technology. First edition. Hardcover. Profusely illustrated. Pasadena, California: California Institute of Technology, n.d. First edition. Scarce unit history of this vital, though little known U.S. Army Air Force detachment charged with training the meteorologists who would track weather conditions for strategic bombing missions in Europe. Includes a photographic roster of officer instructors, student instructors, and cadets. Blue buckram binding, with gilt stamping. Some mild fading and wear along the extremities of the boards; otherwise a very good copy. Very Good .
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Book number: 23032
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 | £UK 32.25 | JP¥ 4454]
Keywords: Meteorology & Climatology, World War Ii, Second War, U.s. Army Air Force, Meteorology, Weather, Unit History

 
The Barchas Collection at Stanford University: A Catalogue of the Samuel I. And Cecile M. Barchas Collection in the History of Science and Ideas
Stanford, California, Stanford University Libraries, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. Numerous textual illustrations. First edition, limited to 1,060 copies. Original pictorial rust paper-covered boards over a gray cloth spine with gilt and black stamping. Some minor bumping and wear along the extremities, with a small label shadow to the front panel; otherwise very good. Very Good .
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Book number: 55199
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2227]

 
Best Modern Short Stories: Selected from the Saturday Evening Post
New York, Curtis Books, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Includes short stories by William Saroyan, Graham Greene, John Updike, Carson McCullers, Bernard Malamud, Thomas Pynchon, and many others. Black cloth binding, with gilt lettering. Some general minor shelfwear to the dust jacket; otherwise a very good copy. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 22401
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2227]
Keywords: Anthologies (Multiple Authors), Anthologies, Short Stories, Literature

 
Bonkanda Wa Nzakomba Boki Joso
London, British and Foreign Bible Society, 1930. Hardcover. 840 p. The Old Testament in Mongo-Nkundu, a Bantu language spoken by several of the Mongo peoples in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Small octavo. Original black leatherette binding, with gilt titles. Internally crisp and clean. An exquisite copy, better than very good. Very Good .
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Book number: 60411
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 46.5 | £UK 40.25 | JP¥ 5567]
Catalogue: Bibles

 
Catalogue of the Works of Rudyard Kipling Exhibited at the Grolier Club from February 21 to March 30, 1929
New York , The Grolier Club, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. 201 p. Frontispiece etching, with 34 plates. New York: The Grolier Club, 1930. First edition, #8 of 325 copies. Octavo. Printed on Fabriano paper, at the Plimpton Press, Norwood, Massachusetts. Original paper-covered boards over a linen spine, with the seal of The Grolier Club stamped in gilt on the front and a printed paper spine label. The spine label is tanned a bit; else near fine. Housed in the publisher's slipcase, which is edgeworn with some splitting along the seams. Near Fine .
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Book number: 60519
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.75 | £UK 48.25 | JP¥ 6681]
Catalogue: Literature

 
Codes for Cloud Forms and States of the Sky, According to the International System of Classification
Washington, D.C. United States Government Printing Office, 1938. First edition. Trade Paperback. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Circular S. W.B. No. 1249. Numerous textual photographs. The original blue paper wrappers are moderately faded; otherwise a very good copy. Very Good .
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Book number: 22866
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | £UK 9.75 | JP¥ 1336]
Keywords: Meteorology & Climatology, Geology, Meteorology, Clouds, Weather

 
Codes for Cloud Forms and States of the Sky, According to the International System of Classification
Washington, D.C. United States Government Printing Office, 1938. First edition. Trade Paperback. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Circular S. W.B. No. 1249. Numerous textual photographs. The ink stamp of the Meteorology Department, California Institute of Technology is scattered about the contents and the original blue paper wrappers, which are somewhat worn and faded along the extremities. Good .
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Book number: 22867
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1113]
Keywords: Meteorology & Climatology, Geology, Meteorology, Clouds, Weather

 
Cultural and Commercial Exchanges between the Orient and the Greek World
Athens, Centre for Neohellenic Research, 1991. First Edition. Trade paperback. Integral Study of the Silk Roads: Roads of Dialogue - Maritime Route Expedition. Seminar Papers - Athens, Greece, 25-28 October 1990. Numerous textual illustrations, including a folding map. Athens: Centre for Neohellenic Research, 1991. First edition. Original paper wrappers. The small signature of William Frank, Curator of Hispanic, Cartographic, and Western Historical Manuscripts at The Huntington Library, appears on the front endpaper. Just a hint of edgewear; else nearly fine. Near fine .
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Book number: 64199
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 46.5 | £UK 40.25 | JP¥ 5567]
Catalogue: Ancient History
Keywords: Ancient History, Ancient Greece, Greek History, Hellenic Studies, Asia, Silk Roads, Trade, Travel

 
D.O. D. [Decibel of Death] Magazine, No. 8
La Suze, France, Laurent Ramadier, 1987. La Suze, France: Laurent Ramadier, [1987]. The eighth issue of this influential crossover thrash fanzine, often cited as a French counterpart to Metalion’s seminal Slayer Magazine (Norway). Capturing glimpses of death metal and black metal in their infancy, this issue features interviews with Morbid Angel, Terrorizer, and Nuclear Death, among others; numerous demo and album reviews, including Napalm Death’s Scum and Mayhem’s Deathcrush; and advertisements for other zines. Photomechnically reproduced on both sides of 17” x 11” sheets of white paper that are folded in half and stapled. Text in English, with an introductory note in French. Laid in is a typed note from Ramadier written on the verso of a flyer advertising the second issue of Profusion Zine (Canada). Light soiling and toning to the pictorial wrappers; else very good. Very good .
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Book number: 65040
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 92.75 | £UK 80.25 | JP¥ 11134]
Catalogue: Heavy Metal
Keywords: Heavy Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal, Rock 'n' Roll, Music, Zines, Fanzine

 
Democratic Opinions on Slavery! 1776-1863
Pamphlet. N.p.: N.p. n.d. (circa 1963). This eight-page pamphlet presents the views of many prominent Americans on the subject of slavery, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, and Alexander Stephens. No author is identified, but Cornell attributes this work to the university's co-founder and first president, Andrew Dickson White (1832-1918). A former New York state senator, White was instrumental in bringing an extensive collection of slavery and abolitionist materials gathered by his close friend, Reverend Samuel Joseph May, to the Cornell Library. White developed an early interest in both fostering and documenting the abolitionist movement and the Civil War. Even before his arrival at Cornell, White used his lectures as a history professor at the University of Michigan to respond to the issues of the war by sharing with his students examples of societies that valued the rights of free men over the shallow benefits of slavery. No outer wraps, as issued. A minor printing error to the last line of the second page resulted in the loss of the final few words in the last sentence: "..us to make them public." Light marginal staining to the front panel; else very good. Uncommon. Very good .
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Book number: 65042
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 185.25 | £UK 160.5 | JP¥ 22269]
Catalogue: Ethnic Studies
Keywords: Ethnic Studies, Slavery, Abolitionists, Abolitionism, Civil War, Americana

 
Duden Francais: Dictionnaire En Images
Mannheim, Bibliographischen Instituts, 1962. Hardcover. Profusely illustrated, partially in color. Second edition, revised. Text in French, explanatory material in German. Original blue cloth binding, with white titles. Some general minor wear to the dust jacket; otherwise a crisp, very good copy. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 53901
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 | £UK 32.25 | JP¥ 4454]

 
East Bay Japanese for Action Presents "Our Recollections
Berkeley, East Bay Japanese for Action, Inc. 1986. First edition. Hardcover. 335 p. Textual photographs and illustrations, including one color plate. A collection of 15 Issei autobiographies. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles and a ribbon marker. Light fraying to the end of the ribbon marker; else a fine copy in the two dust jackets and the publisher's slipcase. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 64054
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 28 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3340]
Catalogue: Ethnic Studies

 
The First Los Angeles City and County Directory, 1872
Los Angeles, The Ward Ritchie Press, 1963. Hardcover. Reproduced in Facsimile, with an Introduction by Ward Ritchie and early Commentaries by J.M. Guinn. Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1963. First edition thus, limited to 1,000 copies. Handsomely produced facsimile of the 1872 Los Angeles City and County Directory, with numerous period advertisements and the first published list of Los Angeles residents and their addresses. Octavo. Original paper-covered boards over a black cloth spine, with gilt titles. A fine copy, housed in the publisher's slipcase. Fine .
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Book number: 65128
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2784]
Catalogue: California
Keywords: California, Western Americana, Los Angeles

 
Glen Dawson at 99: A Pictorial History of Lifetime Awards
Pasadena, California, The Castle Press, 2011. First edition. Hardcover. 35 p. Frontispiece portrait, with ten color illustrations. First edition, limited to 250 copies. A miniature book (2 3/8" x 2 7/8"), bound by Mariana Blau in full red cloth-covered boards with gilt titles. Fine. Fine .
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Book number: 62567
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 69.5 | £UK 60.25 | JP¥ 8351]
Catalogue: Miniatures

 
Hilliers' Manual of Trees & Shrubs
Winchester, England, Hillier and Sons, 1974. Trade Paperback. Fourth Edition. 576 p. A very good copy in the original green paper wrappers. Very Good .
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Book number: 23405
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1113]
Keywords: Botany, Botany, Horticulture, Trees, Shrubs, Gardening, Flora, Natural History

 
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Pitt Minion Reference Edition
Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012. Leather bound. Small octavo. Full brown calf split leather binding, with gilt stamping and a ribbon marker. Ink gift inscription to the prefatory presentation leaf; else exceedingly crisp and clean. Housed in the publisher's box. Very good .
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Book number: 65279
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 | £UK 32.25 | JP¥ 4454]
Catalogue: Bibles
Keywords: Bibles, Holy Bible, Christianity, Religion

 
Horse Equipments and Cavalry Accoutrements, As Prescribed by G.O. 73, A.G. O. , 1885: Ordnance Memoranda No. 29
Pasadena, California, Socio-Technical Publications, 1970. Hardcover. 59 p. Introduction by James S. Hutchins. 20 plates. A facsimile reprint of the 1891 publication issued by the War Department and widely regarded as the most valuable source of technical information about the cavalry equipment - saddles, bridles, stirrups, etc. - of the time. Quarto. Original blue buckram binding, with gilt stamping. A near fine copy in a lightly edgeworn dust jacket. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 60366
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 | £UK 32.25 | JP¥ 4454]
Catalogue: Military History

 
Instructions for Making Pilot Balloon Observations
Washington, D.C. United States Government Printing Office, 1942. First edition. U.S. Department of Commerce, Weather Bureau, Circular O, Aerological Division, Frontispiece, 19 figures, and six tables. Original cream paper wrappers. Ink signature to the front panel; otherwise a very good copy. Very Good .
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Book number: 22860
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2784]
Keywords: Meteorology & Climatology, Geology, Meteorology, Weather Balloons, Theodolites

 
Instructions for Airway Meteorological Service
Washington, D.C. United States Government Printing Office, 1941. Trade Paperback. United States Department of Commerce, Weather Bureau, Circular N. Numerous textual photographs, illustrations, charts, and tables, including one folding. Fifth edition. Some shelfwear to the original paper wrappers, with a few ink notations to the front panel. Good .
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Book number: 22862
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1670]
Keywords: Aviation, General, Meteorology & Climatology, Geology, Meteorology, Meteorological, Weather, Aviation

 
Introduction 5: Stories by New Writers
London, Faber and Faber, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. Includes the work of Adrian Kenny, Sara Maitland, David Pownall, Alick Rowe, and Lorna Tracy. Blue cloth binding, with gilt stamping. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 21778
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | £UK 9.75 | JP¥ 1336]
Keywords: Anthologies (Multiple Authors), Anthologies, Literature, Short Stories

 
Introduction 3: Stories by New Writers
London, Faber and Faber, 1967. First edition. Hardcover. Includes the work of Rachel Bush, Christopher Hampton, Michael Hoyland, Roy Watkins, and John Wheway. Green cloth binding, with gilt stamping. A fine copy in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 21781
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | £UK 9.75 | JP¥ 1336]
Keywords: Anthologies (Multiple Authors), Anthologies, Literature, Short Stories

 
Introduction 4: Stories by New Writers
London, Faber and Faber, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. Includes the work of Ian Cochrane, Vincent Lawrence, Brian Phelan, Neil Rathmell, and Irene Summy. Red cloth binding, with gilt stamping. A fine copy in a very lightly rubbed dust jacket. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 21779
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1670]
Keywords: Anthologies (Multiple Authors), Anthologies, Literature, Short Stories

 
John O' London's Anthology
London, Darwen Finlayson, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. A selection of articles, short stories, and poems published in John O' London's since its revival in 1959, including contributions by Ivor Brown, John Creasey, and J.B. Priestley. Blue buckram binding, with gilt lettering. Minor stain to the fore-edge. The dust jacket is price-clipped and a bit edgeworn; otherwise a very good copy. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 21844
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1113]
Keywords: Anthologies, British Literature

 
Kiss Hell Archive with Issues #10, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34, and 35
Noble, Oklahoma, Joe Degraffenreid, 1994. Paperback. 16 issues, including both variants of #35. Noble, Oklahoma: Joe Degraffenreid, 1994-2004. The late Joseph “Joe D” Degraffenreid (1970-2013) was inducted into the KISS Army at the tender age of six. “By 3rd grade I was collecting hardcore like all my friends did,” he recalled. This included KISS Machine, Firehouse, N.E.K.C.N. Strike, KISS Crazy, and the other early KISS fanzines, which inspired him to start KISS HELL in 1992. Filled with original KISS art and comic strips, exclusive interviews, articles on various aspects of KISStory, concert and expo reports, album reviews, etc. KISS HELL attracted an international following at around the same time Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons reunited with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss for the highly successful Psycho Circus (1998) album and world tour. Assembled using the cut and paste method and professionally printed. Original colorful paper wrappers (8 ½” x 11”), bound with staples. Just a hint of edgewear; else fine. Accompanied by two pieces of original full color artwork by resident KISS HELL artist Larry Blake, four other examples of his work, and a KISS HELL sample zine issued in 1996 that features one of the aforementioned original Blake illustrations. Also included are a KISS HELL sticker, a color KISS HELL flyer, a signed photograph of KISS drummer Eric Singer, more than 200 glossy prints of photographs Degraffenreid shot at the June 11, 2004 KISS concert in Dallas, Texas, and hundreds of negatives of images he captured at various metal and hard rock concerts in the early 2000s. Fine .
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Book number: 65039
USD 2000.00 [Appr.: EURO 1851 | £UK 1603.25 | JP¥ 222686]
Catalogue: Heavy Metal
Keywords: Heavy Metal, Rock 'n' Roll, KISS, Zines, Music, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Fanzine

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