Christison Rare Books (IOBA, SABDA): America
trouvé: 8 livres

Wounded Knee. An Indian History of the American West
(London, Chatto & Windus, 1970). . Adaptation for young readers by Amy Ehrlich from Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. 8vo; original olive-green boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper maps; pp. x + 166, incl. index; maps; several plates, incl. some after E. S. Curtis' famous photographs. Boards a little sunned. Very good condition. "Those who have always looked westward when reading about the 'so-called winning of the American West should read this book facing eastward. That was the direction the Plains Indians were facing as these terrible events in their history unfolded.' This is the advice of Dee Brown in his preface to this adaptation for younger readers of his Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.".
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N° du livre: 1192
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: America
Mots-clés: . Native Americans. . Custer. Genocide. Sioux. Cheyenne. Apache. Anthropology

Finely-Engraved Portrait of James Fenimore Cooper (Lived 1789 - 1851), the First Major American Novelist.
(London, Colburn & Bentley, New Monthly Magazine, April 1, 1831). . 'The author of "The Spy." Engraved by Thomson from a Miniature by Madame de Mirbel.' India-paper proof impression. Surface measures approx. 445 x 300 mm. Image area measures approx. 210 x 130 mm. some superficial soiling, light creasing in the margins. Cooper published his first fiction, Precaution, in 1820. The following year, he published The Spy, which marked the onset of international fame and a degree of wealth. The family lived in Europe from 1826 until 1833..
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N° du livre: 2579
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 33 | CHF 35.5]
Catalogue: America
Mots-clés: Portraits. Engravings. . Novelists.

In Memoriam: Louis Fleischmann, Born Aug. 18th, 1836; Died Sept. 25th, 1904.
---. . A unique album of newspaper clippings and other items relating to the death of Louis Fleischmann, New York businessman and philanthropist; originator of the Bread Line. Large quarto, original black half-morocco, worn, spine damaged and boards detached, one leaf detached. The album comprises stiff card leaves. A gilt-embossed title appears on the first recto, a photographic portrait on the second recto, programme of the 25th anniversary reception of Fleischmann's Vienna Model Bakery... December 24, 1901, on the third recto, mourning card, announcing the passing away of Fleischmann, on the fourth recto, followed by well over one hundred newspaper and magazine obituaries for Fleischmann on recto's and verso's, all neatly captioned. Light foxing and dusting. Millionaire baker and philanthropist. Founder of the Vienna Model Bakery..
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N° du livre: 2655
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 55 | CHF 59]
Catalogue: America
Mots-clés: Philanthropists. . . Newyorkiana. . Entrepreneurs. American Businessmen. Bakers. Baking. United States . Americana.

History of the State of California, from the Period of the Conquest by Spain, to Her Occupation by the United States of America.
(New York: United States Book Company, successsors to John W. Lovell Company, no date). . Containing an account of the discovery of the immense gold mines and placers, a description of her mineral and agricultural resources, with thrilling accounts of adventures among the miners. Ownership inscription dated April 6, 1892 on fly-leaf. Crown 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; t.e.g.; pp. 422. Spine frayed at head and tail; some dampstaining to covers; bookseller's label of "Davis Bros, Golden Rule Bazaar, San Francisco, Cal." on lower pastedown; hinges splitting, and pinhole (defunct wormhole?) internally to upper hinge; some foxing to endpapers and page edges, sporadic spotting elsewhere. Fair condition. Evidently a cheap, unillustrated edition of this popular history of California, with much on the gold discoveries..
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N° du livre: 3855
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | CHF 18]
Catalogue: America
Mots-clés: . . Western Americana. Rush. Spanish Colonies.

The Pulps; Fifty Years of American Pop Culture
(New York, Bonanza Books, 1970). . Quarto, laminated pictorial dustwrapper, edges at the spine very slightly frayed, original yellow cloth, slightly mottled, pp. 239, text-illustrations, colour plates. Preliminary pages and edges a little foxed. 'Each month during the Twenties, Thirties, and Forties, millions of red-blooded American males barricaded themselves behind the bathroom doors of the nation with the latest off-limits offerings of their favorite Pulp Magazine. Proscribed by parents, condemned by educators, and ignored by critics, "The Pulps" were the outgrowth of a fiction form rooted in the early nineteenth century, and were, accoring to Playboy magazine, "those likeable lurid novels for which whole forests were leveled and upon which a whole generation of American youth was hair-raised."'.
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N° du livre: 2699
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | CHF 5]
Catalogue: America
Mots-clés: . Comics. . . .

Grier of San Francisco; Builder in the West and His Family; 1878 - 1988
(Denver, Grier & Company, 1989). . Original cloth, pp. xxxi + 320, monochrome photographic illustrations in the text, genealogy..
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N° du livre: 2712
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 9.5]
Catalogue: America
Mots-clés: United States . . . California.

Apartheid Usa 1988
(Johannesburg: Perskor, 1989) 0628033109. . 205 x 120 mm; laminated wrappers; pp. (x) + 192. Slight curl to bottom fore-corner of upper cover and a few subsequent pages; previous owner's discreet hand-stamp to title page and another prelim.; some highlighting in pencil. Very good condition. 'I would like to think that the reading of this report would contribute to a more sober view of the current struggle to eliminate step by step the wholly unjust system of "apartheid" in South Africa, especially when it is realized once more, with the facts in hand, how difficult it is to erase racial inequality from the minds of all people, even in a society like the United States.'.
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N° du livre: 4365
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | CHF 18]
Catalogue: America
Mots-clés: . . Racism. . Discrimination. Sociology. Anthropology

Corridors of Time; a Spectacular View of 1,700,000,000 Years of Earth's History As Exposed in the Grand Canyon;
(London, Orbis, 1980). . Unique panoramic photography and narrative by Ron Redfern; illustrations by Gary Hincks; introduction by Carl Sagan. Large square quarto, laminated pictorial dustwrapper, original black cloth, a little mottled, pictorial endpapers, pp. 198, numerous illustrations, including full-page and fold-out colour photographic. Fair to good. 'Rob Redfern has responded to the challenge of interpreting this Earth's history with his revolutionary panoramic photography, far beyond human peripheral vision. His panoramas are complemented by exquisite full-colour graphics which combine with eloquent text to provide a unique interpretation of this awe-inspiring sight.'.
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N° du livre: 3003
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: America
Mots-clés: United States . Colorado River. .

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