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[Tatar Folk Proverbs] Tatar chalyk makal'lare

[Tatar Folk Proverbs] Tatar chalyk makal'lare

by Isanbet, Naki [also Nake, Nakyi]

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Tatarstan kitap Nasrijaty / Tatarskoe knizhnoe izd-vo, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Complete in three volumes. 914, 960, and 1013 pages. Text in Tatar; Russian title from colophon: Tatarskiye narodnyye poslovitsy. The classic collection of Tatar proverbs, more than 38,000, compiled by an acclaimed writer of songs and plays. A new edition was issued in 2010. Scarce in the West, with just one US holding (Harvard, OCLC 83619595) and two incomplete sets in Germany. First edition (first printing). Very good to near fine volumes; no dust jackets, perhaps as issued. Bookplate in each volume.
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The Photo-Miniature: A Monthly Magazine of Photographic Information (Issues 1-65 in 15 volumes)

The Photo-Miniature: A Monthly Magazine of Photographic Information (Issues 1-65 in 15 volumes)

by Tennant, John A. (editor)

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Tennant and Ward, 1904. Leather. The first 65 issues of the monthly photography magazine that began publication in 1899. Ten leather bound volumes containing six issues each bound without original covers or ads, and five volumes in original printed blue wrappers. Leather volumes 4-3/4 by 7-3/4 inches; paper volumes 5 by 8 inches. Each issued covered a single topic; topics here include Modern Lenses, Flowers and Trees, Home Portraiture, Vacation Photography, The Darkroom, Landscape Photography, and Aerial Photographs. According to camerapedia.wiki: 'Due to popular demand many issue numbers were reprinted a number of times and some issue numbers were rewritten and reissued to bring them up to date while they remained in print.' The leather-bound volumes are early reprints. Illustrated in black-and-white from drawings, diagrams and photographs. The leather volumes are stamped on the spine with out-of-sequence volume numbers unrelated to the magazine issues which otherwise appear in order. Leather Volume… Read More
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History of Humboldt County, California, with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Farms,...

History of Humboldt County, California, with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Farms, Residences, Public Buildings, Factories, Hotels, Business Houses, Schools, Churches, Etc., from Original Drawings, Including Biographical Sketches

by Elliott, Wallace W.

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Wallace W. Elliott & Co, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. 218 pages plus nearly 100 pages of lithograph illustrations. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in new black cloth binding with original front cover title and ruling glued on. New end papers. Map of Califronia and of Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties present. Clear tape repair to frontis illustration and to closed tears to 2 other [JSP02].
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The Sacred Well of Chichen Itza

The Sacred Well of Chichen Itza

by Garcia, Rupert

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San Francisco State College, 1971. Poster. Three-color silkscreen poster, 20 by 26 inches, promoting an exhibition of the art of ancient Mexico during the Sixth Annual Raza/Hispanidad Festival. Signed in pencil by Garcia below the central image. Rupert Garcia Print and Posters, 1967-1990, catalogue raisonne no. 34. Edition of approximately 75 copies. Two thumb-tack holes in the upper margin, surface loss in a small area of the lower margin, probably from tape removal, thus a very good copy. [webonly] [JSP01; JSP04].
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Badge of Evil

by Masterson, Whit

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W. H. Allen, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 200 pages. The novel on which Orson Wells loosely based the 1958 film Touch of Evil starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Marlene Dietrich and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Masterson is a pseudonym for the American writing partnership of Bob Wade and H. Bill Miller. First British edition (first printing). Red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Near fine in a dust jacket with a short closed tear to the cover and a short snag to the rear panel and spine head.
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Historio dos feitos recentemente praticados Brasil e noutras partes sob o governo do ilustrissimo...
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Historio dos feitos recentemente praticados Brasil e noutras partes sob o governo do ilustrissimo Joao Mauricio Conde de Nassau, Etc., ora governador de Wesel, Tenente-General de Cavalaria das Provincias Unidas sob o Principe de Orange

by Barleu (van Baerle, Barlaeos), Caspar. Traducao e Anotacoes de Claudio Brandao

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Ministerio da Educacao, 1940. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 424 pages with 55 leaves of plates, most folded, of portraits, maps, views, etc. Plates are reproduced from the 1647 Latin edition. In 1647 Barleu wrote an account of the Dutch colonial empire in Brazil inspired by the leadership of John Mauricio of Nassau, who was appointed governor of the Dutch West India Company in 1637 and continued as governor until 1644. Limited edition. First edition thus. A very fine copy in full leather covers over boards with gold insignia and lettering. Covers with bevelled edges. Spine with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Binding by A. V. Emmott & Sons, Houston. Presentation copy signed by the Minister of Education with typed presentation (translated from Portugeuse): 'Rio, 7.7.40 Mr. Judge Florencio de Abreu, I am pleased to offer you an example of the work of Caspar Barleu - 'Brasil under the rule of Joao Mauricio de Nassar', translated and published by the Ministry of Education. With the expression of… Read More
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Modern War

by Nevinson, C. R. W. Introductory essay by P. G. Konody

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Grant Richards Limited, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. 79 pages. Color frontispiece, 'Column of the March,' with 24 full-page B/W plates printed on recto only. Signed by Nevinson in pencil under the frontispiece plate. A very good copy in green paper over boards and cloth covers with paper label pasted to front cover and spine. Edge and corner wear to covers with boards showing at corners. Spine label is chipped at edges not affected lettering. Small chip missing from spine edge. Endpapers are foxed. Plates are near fine.
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The Naked and the Dead (Uncorrected proof)
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The Naked and the Dead (Uncorrected proof)

by Mailer, Norman

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Rinehart, 1948. Trade Paperback. 721 pages. Advance copy of the debut novel by the author who would go on to win two Pulitzer Prizes. Based in part on Mailer's experiences in World War II. Very good in wrappers (paperback). Spine toned and concave, with wear to the flap folds. Inscribed by the author to a noted book collector: 'To Don Kaufmann / I saw galleys on The Naked and the Dead while living in Paris through the winter of 1947-1948, but this edition put together before publication for reviewers was never glimpsed by me until after my return to the states in 1948. / Norman Mailer / Sept. '75.' A unique copy of this important book.
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Documents in Relation to Charges Preferred by Stephen J. Field and Others, before the House of...

Documents in Relation to Charges Preferred by Stephen J. Field and Others, before the House of Assembly of the State of California, against Wm. R. Turner, District Judge of the Eighth Judicial District of California. Cover title: Judge Turner's Defense, with Other Documents

by Turner, William R.; Field, Stephen J.; M'Clung, Alexander K.

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Whitton, Towne & Co, 1856. Trade Paperback. 130, [2], last leaf blank,pp. pp. 105-130: 'Eulogy on the Life and Services of Henry Clay,' by Col. Alexander K. M'Clurg. Frontis portrait of W. R. Turner. The Field-Turner feud renowned in the annals of California history. Turner a judge that had Field, an attorney, disbarred; Field ultimatley got his revenge by, on election to the California Assembly, arranging Turner's banishment, via judicial reorganization, to a remote 'region in the northern part of the state.' A considerably expanded edition over that of the first edition of 1853. Cowan, p. 647; Rocq 15661 Inscribed by Turner on front pastedown: 'Presented to Frank A. Weck by W. R. Turner'. Weck's signature on front free endpaper. Weck was a prominent resident of Humboldt County, California. A very good copy in original brown cloth covers with gilt lettering on front cover. Covers are worn with boards showing at corners. Hinges are cracked and binding is loose. Second facsimile letter, page 44, is… Read More
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Fruitful Sermons Preached by the Right Reverend Father, and Constant Martyr of Jesus Christ,...
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Fruitful Sermons Preached by the Right Reverend Father, and Constant Martyr of Jesus Christ, Master Hugh Latimer: Newly Imprinted, with Others Not Heretofore Set Forth in Print, to the Edifying of All which Will Dispose Themselves to the Reading of the Same

by Latimer, Hugh

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Thomas Cotes, 1635. Hardcover. 328 pages with errors in pagination (but catchwords indicate all pages present): 2-14, 15-67, 67-175, 175-225, 228-328. Frontispiece portrait signed G. Gif (George Gifford), and emblem woodcut of the London Stationers on the title page. More complete than the original 1562 edition. Latimer was the Bishop of Worcester and a Chaplain to King Edward VI before being burned at the stake in 1555 under Catholic Queen Mary I. Nineteenth century diced calf, rebacked and restored, new endpapers. The binder severly cropped the pages in some cases affecting running titles and folio numbers. Some penciled marginalia. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Newspaper clippings tipped in. Overall a nice copy. Scarce.
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A Poetry Folio 1964, San Francisco Art Festival (broadsides)
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A Poetry Folio 1964, San Francisco Art Festival (broadsides)

by Brautigan, Richard; Broughton, James; Jess; Finstein, Max; Hoyem, Andrew; Kandel, Lenore; Kyger, Joanne; Synder, Gary; Stanley, George

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San Francisco Art Festival. Printed by East Wind, 1964. First Edition. Broadside. Contains 11 unnumbered loose sheets, 13 x 20 inches with limitation sheet, 1/300 copies, and 10 broadsides: September California: Richart Brautigan; illustration by Richard Correll; I Heard in the Shell: James Broughton; woodcut by Larry Landa; When did morning wind rip callow flowers in May: Jess, poem and illustration; 'There's Always a Moon in America': Max Finstein; drawing: Fred Martin; Stranger: Andrew Hoyem; woodcut: William Wolff: Vision of the Skull of the Prophet: Lenore Kandel; illustration: John Ihle; The Persimmons are Falling: Joanne Kyger; illustration by Phyllis Bailey; Station: David Meltzer; collage: Peter Bailey; Across Lamarck Col: Gary Snyder; illustration by Francesca Greene; The Rescue: George Stanley; illustration by Paul Alexander. Sheets in orange folder, 13 x 20 inches, with pasted label with title in black on red. '300 copies of this folio, signed by the poet & the artist, created for the San… Read More
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Russia: Being a Description of the Character, Manners, Customs, Dress, Diversions, and Other...
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Russia: Being a Description of the Character, Manners, Customs, Dress, Diversions, and Other Peculiarities of the Different Nations, Inhabiting the Russian Empire (The World in Miniature) (4 volumes)

by Shoberl, Frederic (editor)

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R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, 1823. Hardcover. 181, 294, 204 and 267 pages. 3-5/8 by 5-5/8 inches. Complete in four volumes. Illustrated with 72 hand-colored engravings. Originally published in monthly volumes. Full calf with gold lettering and decoration on the spines. Covers rubbed and scuffed. Some foxing, offsetting, most pronounced at endpapers and title page. Volume I with hinges cracked and bibliographic info pasted to front pastedown. With former seller's small stamp on rear pastedown in all four volumes. A nice little set.
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And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street
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And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street

by Seuss, Dr

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The Vanguard Press, 1937. Hardcover. Very Good. The first children's book published by Theodor Seuss Geisel. Seventeenth printing. A very good copy in a dust jacket with several snags and tears to the edges and some loss to the spine ends. Original seller's small stamp on rear pastedown. The seller was John Cole's Books & Craft Shop in Seuss's adopted hometown of La Jolla, CA, where he lived after World War II until his death in 1991. Seuss was close friends with John and Barbara Cole and often signed books in their bookshop. Original Cole's receipt with customer name matching the inscription laid in, dated August 27, 1969. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: 'For the _____________ family with best wishes... Dr. Seuss.'.
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Japan: Described and Illustrated by the Japanese (Two volume set)
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Japan: Described and Illustrated by the Japanese (Two volume set)

by Brinkley, Captain F.

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The Folio Society, 2012. Hardcover. Paginated xv-xvii, 2-190 and 192-398. Each volume 13 by 16-1/4 inches. From a limited edition of 980 numbered copies; there were also 20 lettered copies hors commerce. 'First published by J. B. Millet Company, Boston, in 1897 - 8, in a range of editions. This Folio edition follows the text of the 10-volume de luxe edition' -- from the copyright page. With essays on Japanese art by Kakuzo Okakura, and a new essay for the Folio Society by David Perkins. Illustrated in color. Volume I in red cloth decorated in black, white and gold. Volume II in black cloth decorated in white, red and gold. All edges gilt. Both copies fine in fine, titled slipcases, with white scuffs to the slipcase of Volume II. A large, heavy set of books. Copy number 48.
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