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Hessen-Darmstadtische Priviligirte Land-Zeitung
Darmstadt: Roether, 1978. A facsimile reprint of the first year's run (1777) of this newspaper. Near fine in publisher's boards. .
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Book number: 221
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45 | £UK 38.25 | JP 5512]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous

 
The High Command: Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men
Camden, New Jersey: The Haddon Craftsmen, 1935. Only edition of this desperate appeal for peace, published on the eve of the Second World War. One of 1,000 copies printed on fine paper. Presentation slip laid in. 8vo, publisher's cloth. Fine in a near fine board slipcase. .
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Book number: 945
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27 | £UK 23 | JP 3307]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous

 
Impacto Y Futuro de la Civilizacion Espanola En El Nuevo Mundo
Madrid: Sociedad Estatal Quinto Centenario, 1991. Proceedings of a conference held in San Juan in 1990. 4to, original wraps. Fine. .
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Book number: 933
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.5 | £UK 26.75 | JP 3858]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous

 
ADAMS, RAMELLE
Strawberry Point
Lunenburg, Vermont: The Stinehour Press, 1984. One of 250 copies printed on fine laid paper. 4to, original wraps. Fine. .
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Book number: 923
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27 | £UK 23 | JP 3307]
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BALDRICH, FRANCISCO (FRANCESC)
Cajon de Sastre. Anecdotas Por Francisco Baldrich.
Barcelona: (the author), 1913. First and only edition. ONE OF ONLY 8 COPIES PRINTED of this charming compilation of humorous memories and anecdotes from turn-of-the-century Barcelona. Mainly in Spanish, but with some Catalan. Signed by the author. Printed amateurishly, but fortunately the author selected decent paper, which is not at all fragile. 105 + 4 pp. 12mo. Original printed wraps. Minor wear to wraps, else fine. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BOOK, PERHAPS THE ONLY SURVIVING COPY. Not in Palau. .
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Book number: 2924
USD 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 247 | £UK 210.25 | JP 30317]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: Catalan Spanish Catalonia Catalunya Spain Humor Joke Jokebook Jokes

 
BAROSH, MIYOSHI, SYLVERE LOTRINGER, GREGG ARAKI, LESLIE DICK, ET AL.
Now Time No. 1
Los Angeles: Now Time, 1992. First (and probably only) issue of this deliberately avant-garde publication on literature, philosophy, and the arts. Contributors include Gregg Araki and Leslie Dick. Includes an interview with Sylvere Lotringer. Folio. Original wraps. Fine and bright. Subscription form laid in. Scarce. .
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Book number: 1849
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45 | £UK 38.25 | JP 5512]
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BATES, JOSEPH D., JR.
The Art of the Atlantic Salmon Fly
Boston: David R. Godine, 1987. First edition. Deluxe edition, limited to 85 copies bound in quarter leather by Claudia Cohen and signed by the author, with an additional portfolio of color plates also signed by the author, and an actual mounted and matted salmon fly, signed on the mat by the dresser. The fly in this copy (and in very few other copies) was dressed and signed by Ron Alcott, the only fly-dresser singled out and discussed in the book for his excellence (full-page photograph on page 175). Large 4to, fine in clamshell box. .
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Book number: 1027
USD 1250.00 [Appr.: EURO 1122.25 | £UK 955.25 | JP 137803]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: Fishing Fly-Fishing Bill Harvard Bill Spain William Harvard William Spain Espaa

 
BORSI, GIOSUE
L'Ultima Lettera Di Giosue Borsi a Sua Madre
Firenze (Florence), 1916. A letter from the front, sent after the author had been killed in combat. Printed on fine wove paper. Photographic portrait frontispiece. Small 4to, sewn in wraps (with red, white, and green string, modeled on the Italian flag). Uncut. Some discoloration to front cover caused by offsetting from another book. Internally fine. Very scarce. .
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Book number: 1440
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 58.5 | £UK 49.75 | JP 7166]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: World War I First Italy Italian Soldier*

 
BOURUET AUBERTOT, JEAN
Fleurs & Dieux à Nossi-Bé (Nosy Be, Madagascar)
Paris, Editions Baudinire, 1928. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of this early account of the island of Nosy Be, off Madagascar, and of the voyage through Africa to reach it. 255 pp. From a large-paper edition of only 27 copies, THIS IS COPY NUMBER 1, ONE OF ONLY TWO COPIES PRINTED ON IMPERIAL JAPANESE PAPER AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Original wraps decorated with a color-printed map of Africa (including Madagascar). FINE AND BRIGHT. The justification clearly states that only the 27 large-paper copies constitute the true first edition. Such copies are extremely rare. .
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Book number: 38306
USD 495.00 [Appr.: EURO 444.5 | £UK 378.25 | JP 54570]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: Madagascar Nosy Be Nossi-Be Africa African Travel

 
COLE, BILL (WILLIAM DAVID)
Fishheads. The Early History of Contract Bridge at Harvard
Louisville, KY: Devyn Press, 1991. First edition of Cole's humorous fictional account of contract bridge at Harvard University during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Original wraps. FINE AND BRIGHT. Like new. .
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Book number: 2572
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | £UK 7.75 | JP 1102]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: Harvard University Fishheads Bill Contract Bridge Fiction Signed

 
COLETTE
Le Six a Huit" Des Vins de France. Vade Mecum de la Maitresse de Maison
Paris: Etablissements Nicolas, n.d. (c. 1930). An extremely rare booklet (20 pp.) on how to hold a pre-supper (6-8 pm) wine-and-snack party, published by the leading Parisian wine merchants. Introduction by Colette. Illustrated throughout with charming and amusing drawings in red and black. Specific suggestions for wines and snack foods, including of course cheese. The wines, naturally, are all French. Surprisingly, the cheeses are not! Slim 8vo. Original wraps. Fine and bright, with no defects. .
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Book number: 2375
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 157.25 | £UK 133.75 | JP 19292]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: Wine Oenology Gastronomy Cheese Ephemera

 
DISNEY, WALT
Peter Pan
Paris, c. 1957. A colorful, striking, and attractive cardboard promotional placard for Disney's Peter Pan (in French), INSCRIBED ("To Pierre All the Best"), SIGNED ("Walt Disney"), AND DATED ("1957") BY DISNEY IN PENCIL. Measures 17.5 x 25. The original recipient (Pierre) was a technician involved in dubbing the movie into French. A unique and attractive item. .
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Book number: 3608
USD 1950.00 [Appr.: EURO 1750.75 | £UK 1490 | JP 214972]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous

 
DUNCAN, GARNETT
Bowie Claims
Washington, D.C.: United States Government, 1848. One-page pamphlet concerning Spanish land claims in Arkansas, which had been deemed fraudulent. Just think..Clinton could've been Spanish. One 8vo sheet, disbound. Very good. .
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Book number: 1142
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 | £UK 19.25 | JP 2756]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: Jim Bowie Taylor Arkansas Spain Spanish Claims United States Government Bill Harvard Bill Spain William Harvard William Spain Espaa

 
FUNDACIO ENCICLOPEDIA CATALANA
Catalunya Romanica
Barcelona: Fundacio Enciclopedia Catalana. 28 volumes, complete. The monumental survey of medieval Catalan art, architecture, history, and culture. Tens of thousands of illustrations. Folio. Publisher's simulated leather. Fine. .
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Book number: 1782
USD 3750.00 [Appr.: EURO 3366.5 | £UK 2865.25 | JP 413408]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: Romanesque Art Culture History Medieval Architecture Catalunya Catalonia Catalan

 
FUNDACIO ENCICLOPEDIA CATALANA
Gran Enciclopedia Catalana (the Great Catalan Encyclopedia)
Barcelona: Fundacio Enciclopedia Catalana, 1989-2001. 24 volumes plus 3 supplement volumes, complete. Second and most recent edition. The massive Catalan encyclopedia. Over 12,500 pages. Over 31,000 illustrations. Over 150,000 articles. Large 4to, publisher's simulation leather. Fine. .
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Book number: 1781
USD 2750.00 [Appr.: EURO 2468.75 | £UK 2101.25 | JP 303166]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: Catalan Catalonia Catalunya Encyclopedia

 
FUNDACIO ENCICLOPEDIA CATALANA
Historia, Politica, Societat I Cultura Dels Paisos Catalans (History, Politics, Society, and Culture of Catalonia and Other Catalan-Speaking Lands)
Barcelona: Gran Enciclopedia Catalana. 13 volumes, complete. A monumental survey of Catalan history, society, and culture. Tens of thousands of illustrations. Folio. Publisher's leather. Fine. .
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Book number: 1783
USD 1750.00 [Appr.: EURO 1571 | £UK 1337.25 | JP 192924]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: Catalan Culture History Society Politics Catalonia Catalunya

 
GARCIA CARRAFFA, A. AND A.
Solar Catalan, Valenciano Y Balear
San Sebastian: Libreria Internacional, 1968. 4 vols. First edition. The most complete work on Catalan, Valencian, and Balearic heraldry and genealogy. Over 4,000 full-color reproductions of coats of arms on hundreds of plates. Handsomely bound in full cloth. 25 cm. Fine. .
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Book number: 247
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 224.5 | £UK 191.25 | JP 27561]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: Heraldry

 
GIRARDET, FRÉDY (WITH CATHERINE MICHEL)
Les Recettes Originales de Frédy Girardet. La Cuisine Spontanée
Paris, Robert Laffont, 1982. FIRST EDITION, WITH A SIGNED PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION FROM FREDY GIRARDET (universally regarded as one of the greatest chefs of the 20th century) TO JOURNALIST REN QUINSON. 357 pp. From the outstanding "Les recettes originales" series. Printed on good wove paper. Tall 8vo. Publisher's laminated boards. FINE AND BRIGHT. Signed copies are very scarce. .
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Book number: 38822
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 112.25 | £UK 95.75 | JP 13780]
Keywords: Cuisine Cookbook

 
GLASSER, M.E.
Etude Sur la Condition Des Ouvriers Des Mines En Australasie
Paris: H. Dunod et E. Pinat, 1905. A thorough (and pioneering) study of mining conditions in Australasia. 348 pp. 8vo. Original wraps. Stitching loose, text a bit toned, wraps worn. Still, presentable and certainly usable. Scarce. .
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Book number: 3389
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45 | £UK 38.25 | JP 5512]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: Australia Australasia

 
GOLDMAN, WILLIAM (GLORIA STEINEM ASSOCIATION COPY)
Hype & Glory (Gloria Steinem Association Copy)
New York: Villard, 1990. FIRST EDITION of this book about the Cannes Film Festival and the Miss America Pageant. ASSOCIATION COPY, with a friendly SIGNED presentation inscription from Goldman to feminist leader GLORIA STEINEM. Large 8vo. FINE IN A FINE (price-clipped) DJ. .
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Book number: 2906
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 157.25 | £UK 133.75 | JP 19292]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: William Goldman Gloria Steinem Association Copy Cannes Film Festival Miss America Pageant

 
GRANGES, CH.-M. DES AND OLIVER TOWLES
Histoire de la Civilisation Francaise Des Origines a Nos Jours
New York: Prentice-Hall, 1933. About 500 pages, with maps and illustrations. 8vo, publisher's cloth. Near fine. .
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Book number: 917
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.5 | £UK 26.75 | JP 3858]
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GUNTHER, JOHN (GLORIA STEINEM ASSOCIATION COPY)
Twelve Cities (Gloria Steinem Association Copy)
New York: Harper & Row, 1969. FIRST EDITION of this "insider's" view of 12 major world cities, written with verve by a major travel writer. ASSOCIATION COPY, with a long, warm, and indeed somewhat flirtatious SIGNED presentation inscription from the author to feminist leader GLORIA STEINEM, dated March, 1969. Large 8vo. Publisher's cloth. FINE AND BRIGHT IN A FINE DJ. .
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Book number: 2905
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 157.25 | £UK 133.75 | JP 19292]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: Travel Europe Middle East Asia Gloria Steinem Association Copy

 
KELLER, HELEN
Our Duties to the Blind
Boston: Thomas Todd, 1904. First and only edition of this emotive paper presented by Helen Keller at the first annual meeting of the Massachusetts Association for Promoting the Interests of the Adult Blind. Beautifully printed on fine laid paper. 12mo, original wraps. Absolutely fine and pristine. .
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Book number: 633
USD 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 85.5 | £UK 72.75 | JP 10473]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: Helen Keller Blind Handicapped

 
MILLER, RUSSELL R.
Impressions
San Francisco: Privately Printed at the Arion Press, 1991. One of 400 copies printed at the Arion Press. Tipped-in color frontispiece. 4to, publisher's one-quarter cloth. Fine. .
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Book number: 922
USD 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 49.5 | £UK 42.25 | JP 6063]
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NORMAND, GILLES
Histoire Des Maisons à Succursales En France
Paris, Edition de l'Union des Entreprises Modernes, 1936. Six parts in three volumes, complete. First and only edition of this monumental study. 265, 211, 251 pp. Profusely illustrated. Eleven full-page wood-engravings by Renefer printed on fine colored Ingres wove paper. From a total edition of 565 copies, this is ONE OF ONLY FIFTY NUMBERED COPIES ON FINE MADAGASCAR WOVE PAPER. Folio. Publisher's leatherette, attractively gilt in the art-dco style. Morocco-lined slipcases. FINE AND BRIGHT, with no defects. As new. .
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Book number: 38424
USD 495.00 [Appr.: EURO 444.5 | £UK 378.25 | JP 54570]
Catalogue: Miscellaneous
Keywords: Architecture Buildings Commerce France French

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