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 BASSARA, ROBERT, LEONARD BELASCO, JED IRWIN AND WILLIAM LEVY, The Insect Trust Gazette Summer 1968
BASSARA, ROBERT, LEONARD BELASCO, JED IRWIN AND WILLIAM LEVY
The Insect Trust Gazette Summer 1968
Berkeley, CA: Robert Bassara, 1968. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Spiral bound. B&W Illustrations; The Insect Trust Gazette was a poetry journal edited by Leonard Belasco and William Levy (Philadelphia, 1964-1968) who published such notable writers as William S. Burroughs. A rock group in the late 1960s, The Insect Trust, was named after this journal. This edition is spiral bound, with heavy cardstock covers. The text pages are clean and bright. Included are works by: N. B. Shein, Jennifer Stevens, Friedrich Schroder-Sonnenstern, Sinclair Beiles, William Levy, Wolfgang Hallman, Jan Fort, Leonard Belasco, S. J. Leon, Charles MacDermed, Stewart Paley, William Wroth, The Heap, Jed Irwin, Stuart Gordon, Les Fram, Claude Levi-Strauss, Max Ernst, Roger Hillyard, and, Stephanie Bjorndahl. "The Gazette ran for only three issues from 1964 to 1968. Leonard Belasco, Jed Irwin, Robert Basara, and Bill Levy edited the magazine in Philadelphia and later California. The magazine got its name from a line in a Burroughs novel. Not surprisingly, Burroughs appeared in the first two issues. The magazine grew out of a literary scene surrounding Temple University. This fits a pattern shared by several of the magazines of the literary underground. A young student or students read deeply in alternative literature in many cases the work of the Beats. These students correspond with their writer heroes hoping to publish them in University sponsored channels. The powers that be at the University object to the material forcing the students to start their own literary magazine.". Very Good .
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Book number: 33648
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP 4363]
Catalogue: Beat Literature
Keywords: Beat Literature Robert Bassara Leonard Belasco Jed Irwin Insect trust Gazette Berkeley, CA Oakland, CA Beat Literature

 THE ENGLISH CLUB (EDITED BY), The Stanford Year Book 1909
THE ENGLISH CLUB (EDITED BY)
The Stanford Year Book 1909
Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 1909. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The covers have some ground-in dirt and finger marks. There is a light bump to the top corner of the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The foredge and bottom edges of the text block are uncut and several of the pages have been opened badly. "The Stanford English Club takes pleasure in presenting the first of a proposed series of Year Books, initiated with the hope that it may conduce to the encouragement of original literary work at Stanford University." Included are: The Princess and the Fool by Hiram Cornell Fisk, The Routing of a Mind-Reader by Alice May Richards, The Dividing Line by Iva Myrtle Miller, The Eternal Girl by Bruce Ormsby Bliven, Clouds by Marion Louise Horton, The Crime of the Knave of Hearts by Robert Luther Duffus, Little Kingdom by Aurania Ellerbeck, The End of the Story by Helen Campbell, The University and the State by Sidney N. Hillyard, Hylas and Heracles by Frank Ernest Hill, Captive by Ernest Jerome Hopkins, et al.. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 29492
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP 3272]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Literature Stanford University The English Club of Stanford University Short Stories Plays literature

 CONNELL, EVAN S., WILLIAM H. RYAN AND CALVIN KENTFIELD (EDITORS), Contact: The San Francisco Collection of New Writing, Art, and Ideas Vol. 2, No. 7, Feb 1961
CONNELL, EVAN S., WILLIAM H. RYAN AND CALVIN KENTFIELD (EDITORS)
Contact: The San Francisco Collection of New Writing, Art, and Ideas Vol. 2, No. 7, Feb 1961
Sausalito, CA: Angel Island Publications, Inc, 1961. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is some light edge wear, rubbing and bumping to the spine ends, corners and joints of the book covers. The front cover has a partially erased inked number under the title. The text pages are clean and bright. This edition of the magazine is dedicated to Kenneth Patchen. Articles, poems and essays included are by: Eric Hoffer, Donald Barthelme, Wallace Stegner, William Stafford, Malcolm Lowry, William Saroyan, Kenneth Patchen, and more.. Very Good- .
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Book number: 30636
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP 2181]
Catalogue: Beat Literature
Keywords: Beat Literature Evan S. Connell Contact magazine San Francisco, CA San Francisco Bay Area Literature Beat Literature

 CONSCIENCE, HENDRIK (TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL FLEMISH), The Curse of the Village, the Happiness of Being Rich, and Blind Rosa Three Tales
CONSCIENCE, HENDRIK (TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL FLEMISH)
The Curse of the Village, the Happiness of Being Rich, and Blind Rosa Three Tales
Baltimore, MD / Philadelphia, PA: Murphy & Co. / J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1856. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable generalized foxing. There is a small square sticker to the top front endpaper. "Henri or Hendrik Conscience (3 December 1812 10 September 1883) was a Belgian author. He is considered as the pioneer of Dutch-language literature in Flanders, writing at a time when Belgium was dominated by French among the upper classes, in literature and government. Conscience fought as a Belgian revolutionary in 1830 and was a notable writer in the Romanticist style popular in the early 19th century. He is best known for his romantic nationalist novel, De Leeuw van Vlaenderen (1838) , inspired by the victory of a Flemish peasant militia over French knights at the 1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs during the Franco-Flemish War.". Very Good .
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Book number: 32539
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.25 | £UK 57.5 | JP 8180]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Literature Hendrik Conscience Flemish Short Stories Short Fiction Literature

 DEFOE, DANIEL, Robinson Crusoe the Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. . . .
DEFOE, DANIEL
Robinson Crusoe the Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. . . .
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc, 1945. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel. Color Illustrations; Limited to 1000 copies, this is number 947, signed by Fritz Kredel the illustrator. Missing glassine dust jacket. The cardboard slipcase is in Very Good condition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginnning bumping and rubbing. There is some bbeginning fading / darkening to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with black and white and color plates by Fritz Kredel. This copy has been signed by the illustrator and numbered 947 on the limitation page. The The slipcase has edge wear, rubbing and edge wear to all edges. "Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is presented as an autobiography of the title character (whose birth name is Robinson Kreutznaer) a castaway who spends twenty-eight years on a remote tropical desert island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers, before ultimately being rescued. The story has since been thought to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island called "Ms a Tierra", now part of Chile, which was renamed Robinson Crusoe Island in 1966, but various literary sources have also been suggested." ; Signed by Illustrator. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket .
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Book number: 35030
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP 3272]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Literature Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe Adventures Fritz Kredel Signed Editions Limited Editions Literature

087286040X FERLINGHETTI, LAWRENCE, Pictures of the Gone World
FERLINGHETTI, LAWRENCE
Pictures of the Gone World
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1955. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Paperback. ISBN: 087286040X. The first book in the Pocket Poets Series published by The City Lights Pocket Bookshop. This first edition was limited to 500 unnumbered copies. This is a small paperback book with heavy black cardstock covers and a yellow wraparound label. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The yellow label has noticeable ground-in dirt and there is a grease-pencil mark (partly erased) as well. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of one word underlined in blue ink on page 4.. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 30682
USD 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 680.25 | £UK 574.25 | JP 81802]
Catalogue: Beat Literature
Keywords: 087286040X Beat Literature Lawrence Ferlinghetti Beat poetry City Lights Bookstore San Francisco, CA Pocket Poets Series Beat Literature

 JOHNSON, SAMUEL, Rasselas
JOHNSON, SAMUEL
Rasselas
London, England: Hector M'Lean and Sold By Manners and Miller, 1819. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Illustrated by A. Raimbach from Pictures by R. Smirke. Full, red straight-grain Morocco binding with gilt decorations to both front and rear covers and gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. AEG (all edges gilt) , plain dark umber endpapers. (Pp iii, 197 plus 4 engraved plates and an engraved headpiece vignette. ) The spine joints of the book cover are tender, with some cracking. There's rubbing to all edges and joints. The rear cover has several scrapes to the leather. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is some burning to pages opposite the engravings, and one small edge tear. " His later works included essays, an influential annotated edition of The Plays of William Shakespeare, and the widely read tale The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later travelled to Scotland; Johnson described their travels in A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, a collection of biographies and evaluations of 17th- and 18th-century poets. Johnson was a tall and robust man. His odd gestures and tics were disconcerting to some on first meeting him. Boswell's Life, along with other biographies, documented Johnson's behaviour and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome, a condition not defined or diagnosed in the 18th century. After a series of illnesses, he died on the evening of 13 December 1784, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. In the years following his death, ". Very Good- .
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Book number: 33633
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 113.5 | £UK 95.75 | JP 13634]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Literature Samuel Johnson Rasselas Classic Fiction Hector M'lean Literature

 LAFITTE, J. P. (TRANSLATED BY HUON D'ARAMIS) (JEAN BAPTISTE PIERRE LAFITTE), The Red Doctor
LAFITTE, J. P. (TRANSLATED BY HUON D'ARAMIS) (JEAN BAPTISTE PIERRE LAFITTE)
The Red Doctor
Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1866. 1st English Language Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This is a First English Language Edition, originally published in French. This book is in Very Good- condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There is some fading to the spine of the book cover. The text pages are clean, but heavily toned and foxed. "Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Lafitte (2 June 1796 6 March 1879) was a 19th-century French playwright, novelist, journalist and comedian. A pensionnaire of the Comdie-Franaise, his plays were presented on the most important Parisian stages of his time including the Thtre du Vaudeville, the Thtre franais, the Thtre de l'Ambigu-Comique, and the Thtre des Varits. " (from Wikipedia) The novel starts with a mystery -- a murder -- and very early on brings in Dr. Franz Mesmer (of mesmerism fame) , and a romance.. Very Good- .
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Book number: 38170
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.25 | £UK 57.5 | JP 8180]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Literature J. P. Lafitte Jean Baptiste Pierre Lafitte Huon D'aramis Doctors Assassination Dr. Mesmer Murder Literature

0865470731 MCCLURE, MICHAEL, Scratching the Beat Surface
MCCLURE, MICHAEL
Scratching the Beat Surface
San Francisco, CA: North Point Press, 1982. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0865470731. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Michael McClure (born October 20, 1932) is an American poet, playwright, songwriter, and novelist. After moving to San Francisco as a young man, he found fame as one of the five poets (including Allen Ginsberg) who read at the famous San Francisco Six Gallery reading in 1955 rendered in barely fictionalized terms in Jack Kerouac's The Dharma Bums. He soon became a key member of the Beat Generation and is immortalized as "Pat McLear" in Kerouac's Big Sur.". Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 35160
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP 2727]
Catalogue: Beat Literature
Keywords: 0865470731 Beat Poetry Michael Mcclure Beat Fiction Poetry Essays Beat poetry

0884960501 MILLER, HENRY, Henry Miller's Book of Friends a Tribute to Friends of Long Ago
MILLER, HENRY
Henry Miller's Book of Friends a Tribute to Friends of Long Ago
Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1976. 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0884960501. B&W Illustrations; First Trade Edition. This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some rubbing and edge wear along with some light, but noticeable foxing to the top front panel. "Henry Miller began Book of Friends in 1973 with the idea of redering homage to the friends in his life, most were unknown to the public." "In 1940, Miller returned to New York; after a year-long trip around the United States, a journey that would become material for The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, he moved to California in June 1942, initially residing just outside Hollywood in Beverly Glen, before settling in Big Sur in 1944. While Miller was establishing his base in Big Sur, the Tropic books, then still banned in the USA, were being published in France by the Obelisk Press and later the Olympia Press. There they were acquiring a slow and steady notoriety among both Europeans and the various enclaves of American cultural exiles. As a result, the books were frequently smuggled into the States, where they proved to be a major influence on the new Beat Generation of American writers, most notably Jack Kerouac, the only Beat writer Miller truly cared for. By the time his banned books were published in the 1960s and he was becoming increasingly well-known, Miller was no longer interested in his image as an outlaw writer of smut-filled books; however, he eventually gave up fighting the image.". Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 34647
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP 3272]
Catalogue: Beat Literature
Keywords: 0884960501 Beat Literature Henry Miller Authors Biography Friends Friendship Beat Literature

 THE PACIFIC SHORT STORY CLUB QUARTERLY (HENRY MEADE BLAND, EDITOR), Autumn, 1919
THE PACIFIC SHORT STORY CLUB QUARTERLY (HENRY MEADE BLAND, EDITOR)
Autumn, 1919
San Jose, CA: Pacific Short Story Club Quarterly, 1919. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Pamphlet. This is a small format pamphlet with illustrated self covers and a stapled spine. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is some light toning to the spine and foredge joints. The text pages are clean and bright. The contents include: The Life of Joaquin Miller Chapter III: The Indian Republic.. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 34418
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP 1636]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Literature Pacific Short Story Club Quarterly Henry Meade Bland Bay Area Joaquin Miller Literature

 SMITH, ALBERT, The Pottleton Legacy: A Story of Town and Country Life
SMITH, ALBERT
The Pottleton Legacy: A Story of Town and Country Life
London, England: David Bogue, Fleet Street, 1849. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- to Near Very Good condition. Half leather binding with Morrocco spine and corners, marbled boards and edges of the text block, and red leather spine label. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The rear spine joint of the book has cracking but is still attached. There is some light edge wear and noticeable rubbing to the spine joints and some beginning cracking to the front spine joint. The text pages are clean and mostly bright, with only spots of foxing and toning throughout. There is a previous owner's exotic name inked on the front pastedown page. Illustrated throughout with 20 black and white plates by Hablot K. Browne (otherwise known as Phiz - most famous for his illustrations of Charles Dickens' works). "Albert Richard Smith (24 May 1816 23 May 1860) was an English author, entertainer, and mountaineer." "In 1842 Smith's first play, Blanche Heriot, or The Chertsey Curfew, based on a legend from his home town, was produced at the Surrey Theatre. In 1843 he published The Wassail-Bowl: A Comic Christmas Sketchbook, which included a short story on the same subject as his play of the year before, "Blanche Heriot: A Legend of Old Chertsey Church". He also wrote a series of so-called natural histories: The Gent (1847) , The Ballet Girl (1847) , 'Stuck-Up' People (1847) , The Idler upon Town (1848) and The Flirt (1848). Smith wrote several extravaganzas for the Lyceum Theatre, including Aladdin (1844) , Valentine and Orson (1844) and Whittington and His Cat (1845) , and adapted for the same theatre Charles Dickens's The Cricket on the Hearth (1845) and The Battle of Life (1846). With Angus Bethune Reach he founded and edited a monthly magazine called The Man in the Moon, which ran from January 1847 to June 1849.". Very Good- .
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Book number: 34551
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 90.75 | £UK 76.75 | JP 10907]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Literature Albert Smith Hablot K. Browne Phiz London Humor England Short Stories literature

 WOOD, MRS. HENRY (ELLEN WOOD (NÉE PRICE) ), Elster's Folly
WOOD, MRS. HENRY (ELLEN WOOD (NÉE PRICE) )
Elster's Folly
Philadelphia, PA: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 1866. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. (Text in 2 columns. 275, [13, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. ) This book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends have some light bumping and rubbing and there is some beginning fraying as well. The covers are pebbled brown publishers cloth with gilt lettering and publisher's design to the spine. The text pages are generally clean, though with some generalized toning. The first free page is completely toned, as is the rear free page. There are several previous owner's names (front endpaper, front free page, and title page). "Initially, Wood seems to have written merely for the pleasure of seeing her stories in print, but around 1856 Henry Wood suffered some business failure. The exact circumstances are vague, but the couple and their children returned from France to live in rented rooms in Upper Norwood. The Woods were now short of money, and the little remuneration Wood received for her monthly stories was no longer sufficient. Wood is said to have asked Ainsworth to allow her to write a novel for one of his journals, but he did not want to disturb the status quo. Eventually, Wood forced Ainsworths hand. A friend showed her an advertisement offering 100 for a novel which best exemplified the principles of temperance. Although much of the 28-day limit had already expired, Wood planned and wrote her book in time to meet the deadline. Her novel, Danesbury House, won the prize and her name became known. This book, first published in 1860, was in print for the remainder of the nineteenth-century, but with the prize money went the books copyright - she never received another penny from its huge sales." (the Mrs. Henry Wood website). Very Good .
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Book number: 38227
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 226.75 | £UK 191.5 | JP 27267]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Literature Mrs. Henry Wood Ellen Wood England Romantic Fiction Literature

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