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    Barbara Polka (Baruska) V1234 by Kocicky, Sev and Kovarik, F

    Calumet music co. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1940. Sheet Music. Minor soiling and edgewear. Small store stamp on front cover. ; Baruska; With Hawaiian Guitar Chords and solo, and Guitar Chords .


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    Mosaic of Canada on Postage Stamps A Pictorial Glimpse At Canada's History by Mika, Nick & Mika, Helma

    Belleville, Ontario, Canada: Mika Silk Screening. Very Good-. 1967. Card Covers. 16 pp. Illus. Edgewear, corners rubbed. Small corner crease to upper corner. Tanning to covers. A unique item from Mika, promoting a new book on Canadian history through its postage stamps. Consists of the first 16 pages of the book, printed on card stock. Cover letter laid in. Published as Mika Silk Screening, before they became Mika Press. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    [Sheet Music]: Jig Walk Charleston by (ELLINGTON, Duke)

    New York: Robbins-Engel, 1928. Very Good. Sheet music for an orchestra. Stiff paper wrappers printed on both side with 13 sheets laid in. The wrappers consists of a color illustration that, when opened and rotated, becomes a 10.75" x 14" image of three black dancers. The laid in sheets, which are printed on only one side, open to a 14" x 11" spread showing sheet music for different instruments; the inside cover of the wrap does the same. All folded once and lightly soiled with some light wear to the edges, else very good. with lyrics by "Jo" Trent and a melody by Duke Ellington. The front wrap is stamped "Complements Not to be sold." An interesting format that we've not seen before.


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    The 2008 Calendar of Bunny Suicides by Riley, Andy

    Teneues, 2008. Wall calendar. As new in shrinkwrap. Now rare.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.


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    On old and new inventions for keeping pictorial works of art: with addenda: prepared to be read before the Society of Arts by Harvey, George

    London: Published by the Author, [1861]. 8vo. [ca 16 pp.]. Soft Covers. Very Good. Minor shelf wear. Pages fine. B&W illustrations throughout. Paper was originally written for Society of Arts. Scarce.


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    English Christmas Card Calendar by Unknown

    England: Unknown. Near Fine. 1939. Single Card. A Christmas Card calendar. The front has a pencil sketch of the Palace and Gateway Stirling Castle. The Calendar is directly underneath. The reverse is printed with "With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year From" and signed George & Thelma. A black ribbon at the top for hanging. A tiny crease tothe lower left corner. 4 by 6 Inches. Christmas Calendar Card. ; Palace and Gateway, Stirling Castle . Deskdr 2


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    Bound Volume of Handbills for Musical Performances at two German theaters: W. Diehm's Forsyth Street Conzert-halle and Steuben Haus in New York City

    [New York]: Lauter & Becker, 1862. Good. Octavo. Quarter calf and marbled papercovered boards. Text in German. Spine perished, both boards detached, modest foxing and small chips and stains, particularly on the last couple of handbills, overall good or better. The volume contains 46 handbills for German musical comedies and light operas, as follows: 40 handbills printed rectos only for Wilhelm Diehm's Forsyth St. Conzert-halle (hand-numbered 2-41; apparently one is lacking) and six handbills printed rectos only for Steuben Haus in the Bowery (hand-numbered 42-47). Each show seems to have run for a week or two, and as they run consecutively, one can be reasonably certain that Steuben Haus suceeded the Forsyth Street Conzert-halle. The proprietor of Forsyth Street is listed as Nathaniel Rosenbaum, but Steuben Haus was founded and run by Sixtus Ludwig Kapff, a Wuerttemberg revolutionist who was forced to flee to the U.S when the 1848 movement was crushed. He served briefly in the Union Army before returning to New York City to found his theater. During the 19th Century, New York had the third largest German population of any city in the world, and musical theatre played an important role in the immigrant population's community, and one imagines even more so during the Civil War. Perhaps because of the language barriers, surprisingly little research has been done on the subject. A nice volume of ephemeral handbills that helps illustrate the vibrancy of the German musical theatre in daily immigrant life.


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    CONN EASY PLAY SPEED MUSIC - Prelude Strummer Beautiful Music

    Oak BROOK, IL: Conn ORGAN CORPORATION, 1941. Very Good, Pages clean and bright, binding tight. Cover shows signs of wear, No surprises. Same day Shipping.. Sheet Music. Very Good.


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    [Temple In Forest Overlooking Calm Waters]

    N.P., [1982?]. Color Photographic Print mounted on Card. Very good, pencil scribble on back of card. 18.5 x 11.3 cm.


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    Ludwig Wilding (op-art announcement) by Wilding, Ludwig

    Dusseldorf: Galerie Schoeller, 1996 Exhibition announcement. Diptych; page size: 10 x 21 cm. With extra sheet laid in to create a kinetic optical effect. Fine. No Binding. Ephemera.


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    Witte Zaal : Die Wasserruben und der Kohl. Een tentoonstelling met werk van Ronald Ophuis, Wilfried Vandenhove en Jan Van Imschoot by Quaghebeur, Rolf

    Gent: Witte Zaal vzw, 2008 Newsletteer. Text: NL/EN. Unp.; ill.; 14,5 x 21,5 cm; 100 g. Sticker with address on back cover, otherwise very fine. Exhibition Catalog. Soft Cover. Fine. Book.


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    Join The Campaign Against A Criminal Trespass Law by [Anonymous Artist]

    N.p. [London: ca 1976]: C.A.C.T.L. [Campaign Against the Criminal Trespass Law]`. Large, vivid poster promoting the rights of squatters, tenants, and gypsies. Unattributed, but possibly from the Paddington Printshop in London, a peoples' printmaking workshop where a great many squatters' rights materials were produced. This poster advertises the Campaign Against the Criminal Trespass Law (organized in 1976), and warns: "If you are a trade unionist, tenant, squatter, claimant, gypsy: this bill attacks your interests - Stop This Bill." Original silk-screened poster in two colors; 30" x 20". Trivial edge-rubbing; Fine / Grade A. Archivally hinged to acid-free backing, in gallery frame.


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    [Broadsides]: 10 Hip Hop Flyers by ESQUIRE, Buddy

    New York, 1983. Fine. A collection of 10 early and scarce New York hip hop party flyers from 1979-1983 designed by Buddy "The King of Flyers" Esquire. The flyers feature some of the earliest hip hop innovators including Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Four, Grand Wizard Theodore, Treacherous 3 (with Kool Moe D), Cold Crush Bros., and others. Printed on a range of different color sheets, typically measuring 8.5 x 11", with one measuring 6.5" x 8.5", and another measuring 14" x 8" and printed on both sides. Overall about fine with some very light edgewear and one with two light creases from being folded.Hip hop grew out of the party scene in and around the South Bronx and evolved as it spread across New York in the mid- to late-1970s and early 1980s with many of the innovators clustered together and often sharing the same bill. Most of the early performances were held at small, local get-togethers at parks, boys clubs, police athletic organizations, and roller skating rinks. Without means of mainstream advertising these events relied on flyers distributed by hand around the neighborhood, posted on store windows, and given to students in order to tout the next show.Nearly all the hip hop flyers were handmade by performers, promoters, or artists from the local neighborhoods. The premiere maker was Buddy Esquire, a former graffiti writer, who crafted his first flyer in the summer of 1977. Following a stint painting denim jeans and jackets, he began to seriously focus on flyers starting in November 1978, producing more than 300 flyers over his career. Many of his earliest flyers featured various typefaces with increasingly elaborate borders in a style he referred to as "neo deco." Later he began introducing photos and artwork to the flyers, often created by his brother, Eddie Ed.Esquire's very earliest flyers were produced via mimeograph but that gave way to photo offset printing paid for by show promoters who started to organize larger and more elaborate shows. His flyers were usually produced in little over a day for shows that occurred the same week. They were not meant to last past the show they were advertising and most were discarded immediately, making any hip hop flyer from this era quite rare.A wonderful collection of flyers documenting the early development of what is now considered one of the most dominant musical genres.Flyers:1. 1979 Sweethearts Ball. 1979. Pink sheet printed recto only. Measuring 8.5" x 11". Fine. A Jazzy Dee Production's flyer for a Valentine's Day party held on February 16, 1979 featuring The Funky 4 with Rahiem, Breakout, and DJ Baron at the 3rd Avenue Ballroom.2. Disco History Audubon Sparkle 6 D.J.s Convention. [1979]. Green sheet printed recto only. Measuring 8.5" x 11". Fine. A flyer featuring a packed bill of performers held on December 8, 1979 featuring The Funky Four M.C.s, Lovebug Starski, DJ Mean Gene, DJ Theodore, Kool DJ A.J., and others.3. Mandiplite Presents: The Grand Master Flash Show. 1980. A white sheet printed recto only. Measuring 8.5" x 11". About fine with touch of wear. A flyer for the July 12, 1980 show headlined by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, who released their single, "Freedom," a month later. They were supported by Grand Wizzard Theodore, who is credited with inventing scratching, and Master Scott, who, later with the Dynamic Three, recorded the hip hop classic, "The Roof is on Fire."4. T-Connection Presents: Grand Wizzard Theodore. 1980. Yellow sheet printed recto only. Measuring 6.5" x 8.5". Fine. An October 18, 1980 gig by Grand Wizzard Theodore with Fantastic 5, and special guest, Baron.5. Mandiplite & Remington Boys Club Presents. 1980. White sheet printed recto only. Measuring 8.5" x 11". Near fine with two light folds. A holiday show held on December 12, 1980 with Treacherous 3, featuring Kool Moe D, and Dip Lite Inc., with an apology for the last show being cancelled.6. R.J. Prod. Presents Rollerdam Skating Rink. 1981. Yellow sheet printed recto only. Measuring 11" x 8.5". Fine. A show at T-Connection in Harlem held on February 27, 1981 with Funky 4 Plus 1 and Nice & Nasty 3, who were promoting their hit single, "The Ultimate Rap."7. D.A.D. Productions Presents. 1981. Blue sheet printed recto only. Measuring 8.5" x 11". Near fine with touch of wear. A show at the T-Connection held on March 6, 1981 with headliners Touch of Class Disco and Nice & Nasty 3 with a showdown between Grandmaster Caz and Ray Von.8. A Benefit for Tapcapp Beconcern Projects ... Perry P. & Jazzy Wayne Productions Presents... 1981. White sheet printed both sides. Measuring 14" x 8." Fine. A show at the Walton High School on March 28, 1981 with Treacherous 3, Cold Crush Bros, Cold Crush 4, and Super 3 M.C., performing their single, "Philosophy Rappin Spree." Also a $50 prize for the "the flyest female!"9. Perry B. Productions Presents A Super Summer Concert! 1981. Green sheet printed recto only. Measuring 8.5" x 6.5". Corner crease, else fine. A summer party following a benefit basketball game held at Morris High School on June 12, 1981 with the Treacherous 3, Cold Crush Bros, Kool DJ A.J., Lovebug Starski, and others.10. Skate Fever ... Presents its 1st Annual Speed Skating Contest! 1983. White sheet printed in red on recto only. Measuring 8.5" x 11". Fine. A flyer for the combination roller rink and nightclub owned by Sal Abbatiello, where live hip hop music was performed. Abbatiello also owned Disco Fever, which open in 1976 and became one of the earliest venues for early hip hop artists, including Grandmaster Flash.


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    Maybe [Sheet Music] by Allan Flynn & Frank Madden

    Robbins Music Co.. Very Good-. 1935. Sheet Music. Dinah Shore cover. Cover has faint music store stamp, but little wear otherwise. Interior pages somewhat tanned. ; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 5 pages .


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    The AYD by FARRELL, James T

    [Boulder, CO: University of Colorado, 1947. Fine. Offprint. Corners creased, else fine. A letter from Farrell to Melvin Mencher, editor of The Window, containing Farrell's opinions on the controversy over the disbanding of the American Youth for Democracy, an allegedly Communist organization at the University of Colorado. Signed by Farrell.


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    [Broadside]: Christmas Present, Christmas Presence! by DUNCAN, Robert

    Los Angeles: Black Sparrow, 1967. Near Fine. Broadside. Measuring 6.75" x 13.25". Tipped onto printed green construction paper as issued. Slight spots in the top corners where the glue has dried out (as usual), a little fading on the green backing leaf, near fine. Signed by Duncan. One of 300 copies issued as a Christmas greeting by the publisher; reportedly 59 copies were signed by Duncan.


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    Civil Airliner Recognition by John W. R. Taylor

    UK: Ian Allan. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1973. Later Printing. Paperback. 0711004536 . Rubbing to covers, small stains to fore edge margins. A 5 By 7 Inch, 71page Soft cover book. See Photos; Photographs, Silhouettes, Specifications and Development and Service. ; Photographs .


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    Wooded Forms by OATES, Joyce Carol

    (New York: Albondocani Press, 1972. Fine. First edition. Cover drawing by Robert Dunn. Wrappers. Fine in envelope and card stiffener. Warmly Inscribed by Oates to Herb Yellin, who published several limited editions by Oates at his Lord John Press. One of 300 copies used as a Christmas greeting.


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    [Broadside]: Why I Am Not A New Yorker (The Chicago School of Architecture) by COHRS, Timothy and Dikko Faust

    New York: The Center for the Book Arts, 1978. Near Fine. Broadside. Approximately 7" x 16.75". Poem and photograph by Cohrs, handset and printed by Faust. Folded twice horizontally, one fold a little crooked, else fine. One of 180 numbered copies Signed by both. Scarce. OCLC locates no copies.


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    Evelyne Aznavour (Original portrait photographs and inscribed note, circa 1958) by [de la Maziere, Christian]

    France: N.p., 1958. Two original black-and-white portrait photographs of one-time actress Evelyne Aznavour, with an inscribed note in holograph ink, addressed to Christian de la Maziere. The note is dated "Friday 20" and seems to imply Aznavour having just missed de la Maziere, regrettably, and a future attempt will be made. Both photos with Evelyne's name in holograph ink on the versos. Housed in original mailing envelope with both names and addresses, and a few doodles, in holograph ink. Aznavour is enigmatic, with almost no biographic information readily obtainable, but her classic blonde coiffure and light eyes are unquestionable qualities often seen in French cinema of the era. She married entertainer Charles Aznavour in 1956, and the two were split by 1958. These photographs presumably floated between talent agencies before her first and only film credit, "Too Late for Love" (1959), a pseudo-exploitation court drama about selling wine to minors. Christian de la Maziere (1922-2006) was a journalist and member of the Charlemagne Division of the Waffen SS, and was featured in Marcel Ophuls' documentary "The Sorrow and the Pity" (1969), discussing his military service. He worked for the fascist newspaper "Le Pays Libre" before joining Charlemagne, and his autobiography "The Captive Dreamer" (1974) was based largely on experiences at Vichy. After the war he worked briefly as a talent manager, when he would have received these photos. One photo 5 x 6.25 inches, one photo 4.5 x 7 inches, note 5.25 x 8 inches, envelope 5.75 x 8.75 inches. Photos and note Near Fine, envelope Very Good overall.


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    Celebration of Divine Love for high Voice and Piano by Williamson, Malcolm

    London: Novello & Co. Ltd., 1967. Fine, Pages clean and bright. Binding tight, Cover clean. No shelf wear, No surprises. Same day Shipping.. Book of Sheet Music. Fine. Sheet Music.


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    Malena. (Film Poster) by Miramax Films

    Los Angeles: Miramax Films, [ca. 2000]. Large format color reproduction print poster 20" x 14". Very Good. Minor wrinkles.


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    [Photo Album]: 73rd Aviation Company Vietnam

    Vietnam, 1967. Near Fine. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 14". Spiral bound purple cloth photo album with "Photo Album" in silver on the front board. A collection of 49 black and white or sepia toned photographs affixed to stiff black paper measuring between 2.5" x 3.5" to 9.5" x 9.5" without captions. All photographs are near fine or better in a very good album with worn edges. The photo album of the "Mohawk" helicopter crew members from the 73rd Aviation Company during the Vietnam War from 1966-1967. The album pictures the men of the 73rd on base in Nha Trang and Vung Tau with aerial photographs that include images of their base. There are images of leisure time with snapshots of volleyball games, and Nancy Sinatra (in high boots) performing during her first USO tour in 1967. Also known as the 73rd Surveillance Airplane Company, or SAC, the company was sent to Vietnam beginning in 1963. According to their website, "the mission of the unit was to support combat operations by performing visual and aerial photographic reconnaissance and surveillance, artillery adjustment, combat command and control, and other combat support operations as required... Over seventy percent of the missions flown were devoted to aerial surveillance." The company "accomplished over 45,000 missions, flying over 43,000 hours." A modest but interesting photographic record of an important company involved in the Vietnam War.


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    Lot of Two Victorian Era Lithographic Images of Little Girls in Pink Dresses by Not Applicable

    Unknown: Unknown. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1890. Single Card. These beautiful orginal victorian cards have light rubbing, and dust soiling. 4 by 6 Inches. Lithographic Prints. See Photos; Circa 1890. Two lithogrpahs of little girls printed on stiff card. . I don't know where they came from. There is no printing on the reverse. They may have been advertising premiums, or supplements to a weekly magazine or newpaper. They also could have been printed as examples of trade cards, or part of a series of advertising cards. I removed them myself from a Victorian Scrapbook all the other items That were dated were from1876 to 1890; Lithograph .


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