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AARDVARK BOOKS/EZRA THE BOOKFINDER

 

ABACUS BOOKS

 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN BOOK SHOP

 

CHARLES AGVENT

 

ANDERSON BUTLER RARE BOOKS

 

ANTIPODEAN BOOKS, MAPS, PRINTS

 

ARS LIBRI LTD.

 

ARTISAN BOOKS & BINDERY

 

ATHENA RARE BOOKS

 

AUGER DOWN BOOKS

 

AUSTIN ABBEY RARE BOOKS

 

BACK CREEK BOOKS

 

BACK OF BEYOND BOOKS

 

LORNE BAIR RARE BOOKS 

 

Featured item:

 

GRAY, Thomas J. (words); WALKER, Raymond (music) "Your Mother's Gone Away To Join The Army"

Your Mother's Gone Away to Join the Army

New York: Broadway Music Corporation, 1913. First Edition. Quarto (35cm); illustrated wrappers; 6pp. Some trivial wear to extremities, a few tiny tears, and a few faint foxed spots to rear wrapper; Near Fine.  

Suffrage-themed sheet music, with lyrics told from the perspective of a father and his little boy, whose mother was absent due to her involvement in the women's rights movement. "A little lad with curly hair stood by his father's knee / Could see that he was crying he was sad as he could be / He sobbed and said "I feel so blue," as tears ran down his cheeks / "Oh father where is mother she has not been home for weeks" / His Pa said "Lad the tale is sad, She's down at Suffrage Hall / She's gone to fight for women's rights, why there's their bugle call." In comparison to the denigrating tone of other suffrage songs from the period, the chorus here conveys familial pride: "Hear the tramp of their feet - as they come down the street / Gee those girlies look sweet, They're all dressed up so neat / Your dear old ma just took a fighter's place / She likes the smell of powder 'cause it's always on her face / There's no rats in her hair - you can see she don't care / Holds her head in the air, Gee your mother's a bear / Tramp, Tramp, Tramp the girls are marching, Your Mother's gone away to join the army." OCLC notes 3 holdings (LC, Baylor, British Library). CREW S-1913-18.

Offered by Lorne Bair Rare Books and found in "From Suffrage to Second Wave."

 

W. C. BAKER RARE BOOKS & EPHEMERA

 

BARTLEBY'S BOOKS 

 

BAUMAN RARE BOOKS

 

BAY LEAF USED & RARE BOOKS

 

B&B RARE BOOKS

 

BEASLEY BOOKS

 

STUART BENNETT RARE BOOKS

 

BERNETT PENKA RARE BOOKS

 

BETWEEN THE COVERS RARE BOOKS

 

BIBLIOCTOPUS

 

BICKERSTAFF'S BOOKS, MAPS, &.

 

BLACK SWAN BOOKS

 

ROBIN BLEDSOE BOOKS

 

BLIND HORSE BOOKS

 

BOLERIUM BOOKS

 

LE BOOKINISTE

 

THE BOOKPRESS, LTD.

 

BOOKS OF WONDER

 

BOOKS TELL YOU WHY, INC.

 

BOOKTRYST

 

BOSTON BOOK COMPANY

 

BOSTON RARE MAPS, INC.

 

IAN BRABNER, RARE AMERICANA

 

MARILYN BRAITERMAN

 

DAVID BRASS RARE BOOKS

 

BRATTLE BOOK SHOP

 

BRICK ROW BOOKSHOP

 

BROMER BOOKSELLERS

 

BUCKINGHAM BOOKS

 

BUDDENBROOKS, INC.

 

BURNSIDE RARE BOOKS

 

ANDREW CAHAN, BOOKSELLER, LTD.

 

CAROLINIANA

 

CARPE DIEM FINE BOOKS

 

BRIAN CASSIDY, BOOKSELLER

 

CHURCHILL BOOK COLLECTOR

 

THE COLOPHON BOOK SHOP

 

W.S. COTTER RARE BOOKS

 

ROY CLARE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS

 

CRAWFORD DOYLE BOOKSELLERS

 

JAMES CUMMINS BOOKSELLER

 

L.W. CURREY, INC.

 

DE SIMONE COMPANY, BOOKSELLERS

 

NAT DESMARAIS RARE BOOKS

 

DEWOLFE & WOOD 

 

DIVISION LEAP

 

WEBB DORDICK

  • Catalog #88, Medical Books from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Centuries -- This catalog is print-only. To request a copy, contact MedBks@aol.com...

 

THOMAS DORN BOOKSELLER

 

JAMES M. DOURGARIAN, BOOKMAN

 

DOWNTON BROWN BOOKS, LLC (Previously: Eureka Books)

 

Featured item:

 

Not So Deep as a Well: The Collected Poems (Signed, Limited) 

by Dorothy Parker. 

Dorothy Parker, Complete Poems

New York: The Viking Press, 1936 First Edition 210 pages. "This volume contains all of Dorothy Parker's poems excepting a few which she did not wish to retain..."— copyright page. This volume has all of Parker's bestknown verse. Decorations by Valenti Angelo. This is one of 485 numbered copies signed by Parker on a tipped-in page. First edition (first printing). Some spotting to fore-edge of book; a bit of discoloration along the gutter of the limitation page, due to the glue used to attach it. No dust jacket, as issued, but with the goldpaper slipcase showing some shelfwear at the edge. An attractive copy. 

Offered by Downton Brown Books, found in "List 16: Modern First Editions" (item #15).

 

ECLECTIBLES

 

ELK RIVER BOOKS

 

LES ENLUMINURES

 

EVENING STAR BOOKS

 

Featured item:

 

Stephenson, Neal. Cryptonomicon

Cryptonomicon

New York: Avon Books (1999). First edition. Large 8vo. [11], 2-918 pp. Black paper boards with gold lettering on the spine. Price of $27.50 on front flap of dust jacket. Very slight concavity to top of spine, else Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. A very attractive copy of Stephenson's tour de force combining cryptography and fast-paced adventure during the Second World War and the late 1990s. 

Offered by Evening Star Books and found in "May 2020 New Arrivals."

 

THE FAMILY ALBUM

 

JOSEPH J. FELCONE, INC.

 

ARTHUR FOURNIER FINE & RARE

 

Featured item:

 

Prince. Club Octagon. Saturday Eve., October 1 

Prince

New York: Hotel Amazon, ca. 1988. First Edition. Offset printed postcard, photograph of Prince on recto and text on verso. 10 x 15.5 cm. Near fine. Loose as issued. Announcement for the private party hosted by Marcelo Casanova to welcome Prince to New York City for the 1988 Lovesexy Tour.

Offered by Arthur Fournier Fine & Rare and found in "Hip-Hop & Underground Dance Music."

 

RODGER FRIEDMAN RARE BOOK STUDIO

 

FRANKLIN GILLIAM RARE BOOKS

  • OCCASIONAL LIST 22: A Miscellany: Original Art Work; Small Archive of Major English Watercolourist; Interesting Theatrical Pieces; Manuscript Material, Etc., Etc. -- available on request from fgrare@fgrarebooks.com...

 

MICHAEL GINSBERG BOOKS

  • Has the following lists available: California, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Oregon, Louisiana, Colorado, Ohio and New York.  Will email to interested parties. Contact info@ginsbook.com to request...  *New* 

 

GOLDEN LEGEND 

 

THOMAS A. GOLDWASSER RARE BOOKS

 

GOVI RARE BOOKS

 

JAMES GRAY BOOKSELLER

 

RICK GRUNDER-BOOKS

 

DAVID A. HAMILTON AMERICANA BOOKS

 

HARPER'S BOOKS

 

DONALD A. HEALD RARE BOOKS

 

JONATHAN A. HILL, BOOKSELLER, INC.

 

JEFF HIRSCH BOOKS

 

HONEY & WAX BOOKSELLERS

 

HOUSE OF MIRTH PHOTOS

 

JOHN HOWELL FOR BOOKS

 

S. HOWLETT-WEST BOOKS

 

IMPERIAL FINE BOOKS

 

JAMES S. JAFFE RARE BOOKS

 

JOHANSON RARE BOOKS

 

JOHNSON RARE BOOKS & ARCHIVES

 

 

KAATERSKILL BOOKS

 

SETH KALLER, INC.

 

KEVIN F.  KELLY, BOOKSELLER

 

KELMSCOTT BOOKSHOP

 

BEN KINMONT, BOOKSELLER 

 

ERIC CHAIM KLINE BOOKSELLER

 

JOHN W. KNOTT, JR., BOOKSELLER

 

KUBIK FINE BOOKS, LTD.

  • Catalog #74: 100 Rare Books -- with an emphasis on history and military affairs. Please request from mail@kubikbooks.com...

 

KUENZIG BOOKS

 

MICHAEL LAIRD RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPTS

 

LANGDON MANOR BOOKS

 

ANDREW LANGER, BOOKSELLER

 

THE LAWBOOK EXCHANGE, LTD.

 

DAVID M. LESSER, FINE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS

 

LIBER ANTIQUUS, EARLY PRINTED BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

 

LIGHTHOUSE BOOKS

 

LITTLE SAGES BOOKS

  

KEN LOPEZ BOOKSELLER 

 

J. & J. LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS

 

STUART LUTZ HISTORIC DIOCUMENTS

 

LUX MENTIS BOOKSELLERS

 

MAC DONNELL RARE BOOKS

  • List of 77 Mark Twain First Editions and Ephemera available by request from info@macdonnellrarebooks.com (specify elist or paper copy). 

 

MAIN STREET FINE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

 

KENNITH MALLORY, BOOKSELLER

 

Featured item:


The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales

by Forrest Carter

The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales

Gantt: Whipporwhill Press, 1973. First Edition. Tiny bit of foxing to top edge of textblock, endpapers show just some light offsetting, else a fine, likely unread copy in a fine jacket that has a small vertical rubbed spot near the head of the spine. 

One of a supposed print run of 75 copies, the majority of which were allegedly pulped by agreement with Clint Eastwood when he bought the rights to produce the film The Outlaw Josey Wales. While no one has been able to prove one way or another the truth behind this bit of lore, the book is truly scarce with truly nice copies thin on the ground.  

Offered by Kenneth Mallory, Bookseller and found in "Spring New Arrivals." 

 

JEFFREY D. MANCEVICE, INC.

 

MANHATTAN RARE BOOK COMPANY

 

MARGOLIS & MOSS

  • Illustrated Catalog on Carlos Merida (1891–1984) -- Mexican painter, sculptor, writer and graphic designer -- available by request from mmbooks@comcast.net
  • Latin America

 

MARTAYAN LAN RARE BOOKS & MAPS

 

E.M. MAURICE BOOKS

 

MCBRIDE RARE BOOKS

 

BRUCE MCKITTRICK RARE BOOKS, INC.

 

MEYER BOSWELL BOOKS, INC.

 

MOSHER BOOKS

 

MUSINSKY RARE BOOKS

 

MYSTERY PIER BOOKS

 

NUDELMAN RARE BOOKS

 

OAK KNOLL BOOKS

 

 

OLD FLORIDA BOOKSHOP

 

OLD IMPRINTS

 

OLD WEST BOOKS

  • Catalog 51, June 2020 -- by subscription only. Contact oldwestbooks@earthlink.net for details about obtaining a copy.  *New* 

 

MICHAEL J. OSBORNE BOOKS

 

PALINURUS ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS

 

PARIGI BOOKS

 

PAZZO BOOKS

 

R & A PETRILLA, ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS 

 

PHILADELPHIA RARE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

 

PHILLIP J. PIRAGES FINE BOOKS & MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS

 

Featured item:

 

JESSE, J. HENEAGE. LONDON: ITS CELEBRATED CHARACTERS AND REMARKABLE PLACES 

London

(London: Richard Bentley, 1871) 200 x 130 mm. (7 3/4 x 5”). Three volumes expanded to six. “SPECIAL COPY, extra illustrated in six volumes.” CHARMING OLIVE GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT AND WITH PICTORIAL INLAY, BY BAYNTUN (stamp-signed on front turn-in), upper covers with leafy strapwork gilt frame, central inlay in multiple colors of morocco depicting one of the characters from the book, with gilt lettering beneath it, lower covers with gilt-rule frame, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with strapwork and leaf ornament, gilt lettering, gilt-ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed together in a green cloth slipcase. WITH 537 PLATES, consisting of 27 folding plates (nine hand-colored), 124 hand-colored plates (19 of them from the Rowlandson “Dr. Syntax” series), and 386 black & white engravings, all but one of the plates with original tissue guard. Spines evenly sunned to a pleasing hazel brown, one leaf with neat repair to upper corner (away from text), occasional mild foxing to plates (usually marginal, never offensive), other trivial imperfections, but A VERY FINE SET, clean and fresh, with none of the offsetting that usually plagues extra-illustrated works, IN SPARKLING BINDINGS.

This is perhaps the ultimate copy of Jesse’s entertaining and informative tour of his beloved city and the characters who have inhabited it over the centuries: it was professionally “grangerized” with fine specimens of 96 relevant prints, all with tissue guards; it was beautifully bound by a leading firm in a style that perfectly complements the contents; and, despite these obvious benefits, it has seen very little use. John Heneage Jesse (1809-74) wrote a number of popular historical works, including royal biographies and court memoirs, that drew praise for their conscientious attention to fact and detail, if not for their originality or wit. Described by DNB as “a dedicated Londoner, [who] seldom ventured away from the metropolitan area,” Jesses leads us here through the districts of his home city, relating anecdotes, noting the locations of momentous events, and pointing out architectural treasures. The added portraits, scenes, and views help to bring his account to life, and the diligent use of tissue guards has prevented these illustrations from affecting the adjacent leaves in a detrimental way. Rowlandson’s famous caricatures from “Dr. Syntax,” portraying the amusing adventures of a country parson in the metropolis, comprise just one example of the half a thousand inserted plates here. The bindings from Bayntun of Bath depict some of the humble characters whose presence gives the capital so much of its flavor: those who sell their wares on the streets and do everyday jobs that keep the city running. The Bayntun firm, founded in Bath in 1894, is now the last of the great Victorian trade binderies still in family ownership. Our binding probably dates from the first quarter of the 20th century, when the workshop was known for imaginative designs that involved the augmenting of gilt decoration with inlaid pictorial designs. 

Offered by Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and found in "Catalogue 76" (item #100).

 

EDWARD T. POLLACK FINE ARTS

 

PRYOR-JOHNSON RARE BOOKS

 

QUILL & BRUSH

 

THE RAAB COLLECTION

 

RABELAIS BOOKS ON FOOD & DRINK

 

RICHARD C. RAMER, OLD & RARE BOOKS  

 

RAPTIS RARE BOOKS

 

READ'EM AGAIN BOOKS

 

WILLIAM REESE COMPANY

 

L&T RESPESS BOOKS

 

B&L ROOTENBERG RARE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

 

BARRY LAWRENCE RUDERMAN ANTIQUE MAPS, INC.

 

RULON-MILLER BOOKS

 

Featured item:

 

Warren, John. The Conchologist.

Recent Catalogued

Boston: Russell, Odiorne & Metcalf, 1834. First edition, small 4to, pp. [4], 204; lithograph frontispiece and 16 composite lithograph plates; contemporary and likely original red roan-backed marbled boards, gilt lettered direct on gilt-paneled spine; spine worn, and chipped at the bottom, joints cracked, occasional light spotting, leaf [16-4] with two tiny holes affecting a half-dozen letters (sense remains clear); good, sound, and quite clean. This copy inscribed by the author to "Miss Mugford from Mr. Warren, Boston Oct. 9, 1835." Misss Mugford is likely Sarah S. Mugford of Salem, an invalid poet, dress-maker, and needlepoint artist. (See Worcester, Samuel M., Triumph in Trial. A Memorial of Sarah S. Mugford, of Salem, Mass., Boston, 1862.)

This is the first American manual of conchology. Includes a "Glossary of terms used in conchology" on pp. 120-22. 

Offered by Rulon-Miller Books and found in "Recently Catalogued (May 12, 2020)" (item #33).

 

SANCTUARY BOOKS

 

KEN SANDERS RARE BOOKS

 

SAVOY BOOKS

 

Featured item:

 

FIELD, Thomas Warren. Pear Culture. A Manual for the Propagation, Planting, Cultivation, and Management of the Pear Tree.

Pomology

New York: A. O. Moore, 1859. 8vo, orig. brown stamped cloth, gilt. Pp. viii, [13]-286. Color litho frontis.; 3 plates; illus in text. Some foxing to frontis.; moderate rubbing, an excellent copy. $125.00 First edition, by the Brooklyn nurseryman and bibliographer of American Indian history.

An attractive copy of a standard authority, issued at the height of the pear's popularity. Hedrick considered it "about the best book of the times devoted to a single fruit." - p. 494. Mass Hort Cat, p. 97; Oak Springs Pomona 84.

Offered by Savoy Books and found in "Pomology."

 

E.K. SCHREIBER

 

SCHUBERTIADE MUSIC & ARTS

 

SCHULSON AUTOGRAPHS

 

SCIENTIA BOOKS

 

GARRETT SCOTT, BOOKSELLER

 

SECOND LIFE BOOKS

 

SECOND STORY BOOKS

 

MARC SELVAGGIO, BOOKS & EPHEMERA

 

Featured item:

 

Dr. Hand’s Remedies

Dr. Hand's Remedies

Hand, Dr. D[avid] B. Dr. Hand’s Remedies contain no stupefying narcotic drugs. Dr. Hand’s Common Sense Advice to Parents. 24th ed. [Philadelphia: Hand Medicine Co., ca. 1912.] 14 cm. [32]pp + pictorial chromo wrappers (of children hanging onto a life preserver made of Dr. Hand medications). Fuzzy half-tones of kids throughout. Replete with dated testimonials from happy parents. OCLC cites on two locations for a 29th edition (1916), at the Winterthur and Rochester.

Offered by Marc Selvaggio, Books & Ephemera and found in "Health & Medicine Ephemera, Part 2."

 

ED SMITH BOOKS

 

STROUD BOOKSELLERS

 

TAMINO AUTOGRAPHS

 

 TAVISTOCK BOOKS

 

TEN POUND ISLAND BOOK COMPANY

 

MICHAEL R. THOMPSON RARE BOOKS

 

THORN BOOKS

 

TOMBERG RARE BOOKS

 

Featured item:

 

INTERNATIONAL LADIES' GARMENT WORKERS' UNION

If You Don't Come in on Sunday

Signature of 450,000: This publication is a presentation of the 65th Anniversary Convention of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Miami Beach, Florida, May 1965.

New York: ILGWU, 1965. 64 pages. Compilation of photographs that tell the history of the ILGWU to commemorate the union's 65th anniversary. Original union receipt, showing purchase of this book, tipped in. Side-stapled with tanning to edges of back cover. Mild wear to front cover with a minute crease to the edge of the right upper corner; lower right corned and pages slightly creased as well, not effecting text. Circular stain on the letter "u" of title, not effecting readability, else very good.

Offered by Tomberg Rare Books and found in "E-list #27."

 

TRIOLET RARE BOOKS

 

TSCHANZ RARE BOOKS

 

TYPE PUNCH MATRIX

 

UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

 

URSUS RARE BOOKS

 

VAMP & TRAMP, BOOKSELLERS

 

THE VEATCHS ARTS OF THE BOOK

 

WALKABOUT BOOKS

 

JEFF WEBER RARE BOOKS

 

ADAM WEINBERGER RARE BOOKS

 

WHITMORE RARE BOOKS

 

JOHN WINDLE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLER

 

CHARLES B. WOOD, BOOKSELLER

 

WOODBURN BOOKS

 

YESTERDAY'S MUSE BOOKS

 

ZH BOOKS

 

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