Clark, Keith Octavo. First printing. Color frontispiece, 439 pages, index, and several other illustrations. One of the finer guides to Spain in the beginning of the 20th Century. Bookplate of Jesse M. Averill. A lovely copy, nearly fine bound in green pictorial cloth accented in blue, dark brown and gilt, pictorial spine and top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers.
Wehr, Julian Quarto. Revised second edition. Though the cover states "Limited Edition" there is no indication of a limitation. xxv, 479pp. The editor makes note that there are several works available that show the developments in the history of Beowulf criticism and philology that have some bearing on our understanding of Beowulf and the Critics and "Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics." The editor also notes Tom Shippey and Andreas Haarder's Beowulf; The Critical Heritage, is the most important resource for the study of pre-Tolkien Beowulf criticism ever published. The editor stated that there was a reason for another edition as the first edition, unfortunately had several errors and he was happy to take the opportunity to correct them. A lovely edition bound in full leather lettered in blind, spine lettering in blind. A fine copy.
Wilde, Oscar 12mo. Later printing. 222pp., which includes "The Soul of a Man" on socialism. Once released from prison, Wilde went into exile taking the name Sebastian Melmoth. These epigrams and aphorisms of Wilde were originally published in 1895 by Humphreys in Oscariana and later re-issued under the current title with a different collection of aphorisms as Sebastian Melmoth. Bound by Riviere in full green morocco, rebacked retaining original endpapers, double morocco spine labels gilt, top edge gilt, inner gilt dentelles, round mark from sticker? A wide margined copy, some rubbing to edges. a very good copy.
Wilson, J. Leighton Octavo. 527 pages illustrated and includes the two page map of the region. During this period in Africa, not much was known about the Western part of Africa. There are chapters on the slave trade which continued even though by now Great Britain tried to suppress it. It also deals with customs in the precolonial area that sought to control women, children and slaves as a cultural-religious function. The author was a careful student of the different African languages and records some important early studies on them though also active as a missionary of the Presbyterian denomination. A very good copy bound in publishers purple embossed cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt and blind small chips to spined ends, tiny nick to rear board near upper edge, one corner worn through and upper board faded, yellow endpapers. Bookplate of Charles H. Collins and the name S.J. Briggs on front free endpaper,
The Dying of the Light; The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian ChurchesBurtchsaell, James Tunstead Thick Octavo. ). 868 pages, index. A first-rate book of how colleges and universities were founded with the presumption they would remain true to their Christian moorings but virtually all moved away to either a more modern attempt to become respectable to their founders (and their donors) or those that moved to a position based on the relativism of choosing for scholarship without regard to even lip service to the faith that once led to the founding of these schools. This transition was one that applied not only to the schools of the mainline denominations but also to Catholics and evangelicals. This is a very balanced work which will probably gain the opprobrium of evangelicals and the cautioned praise of those institutions that indeed moved far away from their origins. Bound in black paper covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, in a very nice dust jacket.
Bott, Raoul Octavo. x, 263 pages. Professor Bott's initial work at Harvard was issued as mimeographed papers in 1963. This led to his role as collaborator over many years with Michael Atiyah, initially via the part played by periodicity in K-theory. Bott made important contributions towards the index theorem, especially in formulating related fixed-point theorem. While algebraic K-theory is described as the study of a ring generated by vector bundles over a topological space or scheme. In algebraic topology, it is a cohomology theory known as topological K-theory and an important aspect of algebraic geometry. A very nice copy bound in light black cloth, spine lettering gilt, in a good dust jacket with across the upper edge, some rubbing to edges, and some spotting to fore-edge, previous owner's name undecipherable.
Leaves of Grass, Including Sands at Seventy, Good Bye My Fancy, Old Age Echoes, and a Backward Glance O’er Travel’d RoadsWhitman, Walt Octavo. . Portrait frontispiece, 455pp., partially unopened. This work encompasses a wide range of the author's poems including Pioneers! O Pioneers! Drum-Taps and many others. A very nice copy bound in green cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, minor spots of bubbling to cloth, corners only lightly worn, no names or bookplates. Very nice.
Munds, John An interesting item from John Munds, whose maternal grandmother was Fannie L. Willard and the first woman member of the second Arizona State Legislature. She was nominated by Governor Hunt for the state representative to the International Woman Suffrage Alliance in Budapest (1913). She was secretary of the first state suffrage organization and was a major voice for the Suffrage Bill of 1903 which passed the Legislature but was vetoed by Governor Brodie. Her husband had been a cattleman before becoming Sheriff of Yavapai County. The 3" x 5" card discusses how John Munds had been invited to hear the 75th Anniversary of Women Suffrage at which Justice O'Connor was awarded the first annual "Frances Willard Munds Award". The article in the Arizona Republic of September 24, 1995, reports she gave an "impassioned speech" to a crowd of 800 women. In the speech she notes how the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza had originally been the Adams Hotel and was the chief place woman suffragist met. (It was not until August 26, 1920, that the 19th Amendment was passed before the woman of the state had the right to vote).
Whaley, Barton (1928-2013); Martin Gardner; Jeff Busby Octavo. First printing. Limited to 1800 copies bound in cloth (200 in leather). The present copy is inscribed by Barton Whaley. xiii, 434 pages, bibliographic references pages 420-428, index. Barton Whaley whose work for the Department of Defense, included in the National Security Foreign Denial and Deception Committee. Besides his work for the government, he was a magician member of the Magic Castle and the International Brotherhood of Magicians (The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Magic). He held a seminar in 2004 on magic and the military at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey. His research for over forty years was to determine the identity of S.W. Erdnase. One of the great mysteries in the history of magic as well as Barton Whaley's examination of the gaps and plusses of key books on magic. A very good copy bound in beige cloth lettered and decorated in black, spine lettering black.
Wyld, James (Geographer to the Queen) Map color in outline of the superficial geology of the British Isles with the physical and topographical features. The line of railways, their primary and intermediate stations. Their primary and intermediate stations. The general internal communications of the countries and the steam packet routes, with the distance from port to port, compiled from ordinate surveys and their authentic information. The general internal communication of the countries and the steam packet routes with the distance from port to port. Sectional map, 48 segments mounted to original linen measuring 39 ¼" x 50 ¼". and housed within publisher's slipcase with paper label to front and small chipped label to right side, some fading to case but in remarkable condition. A fine copy.
Advertisement poster for a lecture given to students and non-student April 1, 1986, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. During the year 1986, the lectures were given by four important men; Former President Gerald R. Ford, Former President Jimmy Carter, Dr. Steven Ambrose and Pulitzer Prize winning columnist George Will. The MSC Wiley Lecture Series was founded in 1982 to bring some of the world's most renowned public leaders, policy officials, and academic experts to Texas A&M University. Presented once a year, the Main Program takes the form of a lecture or panel discussion presented in a large forum at Texas A&M. The event typically boasts an in-house audience of around 2500 attendees. The poster measures 22" x 13" and signed by all four men. A fine poster save for two tiny pin holds used for hanging.
Octavo. 138pp., Signed and dated by the author. A postmodern post-apocalyptic novel deal with a fallen civilization focused around a community named "iDEATH". Michael McClure has praised "In Watermelon Sugar". Also Harry Styles in "Tiny Desk Concert, the League of Extraordinary Gentleman " and Wally Lamb's "I Know This Much is True. Laid in is an early photograph of Brautigan (circa 1960) from the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley with a note it is not be reproduced without permission. Here there is youthful look before the long hair and some early aging set in. This is the first English edition and rarely signed. A very good copy bound in pictorial paper covered boards, light rubbing to spine ends and corners, tiny spots of foxing to upper page edges, in a very good clipped pictorial dust jacket with some tiny chips along the edges and a couple of short closed tears to front and rear panels.
Soldiers’ Contribution to Indian Independence: The Epic of the Indian National Army (inscribed By General Singh)Octavo. xx, 408 pages, index, illustrated by photographic images. Signed by the author and with his note written under his name. An important autobiography of General Singh who was the founder of the Indian National Army. When the Japanese promised to help with Indian independence, he worked with the Japanese in early World War II. When he realized the Japanese intention was not for an independent India but as a military force (now numbering 40,000) they could use, he disagreed and was imprisoned by the Japanese. Upon Japan's defeat, the British plan to try him as a traitor to the Commonwealth but public pressure in India, he was simply removed from the army. Upon Indian Independence, he left his home area (what now became Pakistan) and became a refugee. He eventually was granted some land, and he created a small army which helped thousands of Sikhs and Hindus while often removing by force Muslims out of East Punjab. He later served in the upper house of the Indian Parliament. A scarce copy bound in orange cloth lettered in yellow, spine lettering yellow, spine somewhat faded, in very good condition by a major statesman of Indian independence.
Octavo. 308 pages, Inscribed by the authhor Capt. John H Brandt, July 1997: "To my friend Bob Buchanan, an "adventure" is only something worthwhile if you live to tell about it! Best Wishs, go well and good hunting, John". It covers his remarkable hunting experiences when the great forests of the world were still in tact, whether it was the hunt for a man-eating tiger in India, a man-hauling leopard in Thailand, snow sheep in Siberia or maurading liones in Zaimbabwe. A fine copy bound in browncloth stamped with a gilt paw print, spine lettering gilt, in a near fine brown dust jakcet lettered and decorated in light brown.
Octavo. Revised second edition. Though the cover states "Limited Edition" there is no indication of a limitation. xxv, 479pp. The editor makes note that there are several works available that show the developments in the history of Beowulf criticism and philology that have some bearing on our underestanding of Beowulf and the Critics and "Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics." The editor also notes Tom Shippey and Andreas Haarder's Beowulf; The Critical Heritage, is the most important resource for the study of pre-Tolkien Beowulf criticsim ever published. The editor stated that there was a reason for another edition as the first edition, unfortunately had several errors and he was happy to take the opportunity to correct them. A lovely edition bound in full leather lettered in blind, spine lettering in blind. A fine copy.
Octavo. 2 volumes in one. A scarce copy which which was later issued in two volumes though with theexact same text. This edition was delayed for reasons that even in Paris could mean a jail term for the publisher. This edition is limited to 999 copies (as was the 2 vol. set) of which this is no. 500. Account of the trial in a libel action brought against Lord Queensberry in the Marlborough Street Police Court, London, and the trials of Oscar Wilde and Alfred Taylor, held in the Central Criminal Court of London. Bound in black clothspine lettered and decorated in gilt, previous owner's name srbblked out. A very good set.
Octavo. Pages bound dos-a-dos with continuous pagination, as issued to facilitate as a "teaching machine". In a self-instructional format consisting of 1800 information or teaching frames each of which requires that the student respond with an appropriate term or concept. In turn, the correct answer to each frame is provided for the student after he has responded. The content of The Analysis of Behavior is familiar to readers of Skinner's Science and Human Learning. While this would be ideal for those students of behavioralism in psychological terms, it will also reward those who lacked a formal study in college of the subject but who with patience will learn the more advanced studies of the Skinner's system. By the time the reader has arrived at chapter V (Intermittent Reinforcement), he will then understand stimulus control considering deprivation and avoidance and escape behavior. The final chapter deals with the Interpretation of Personality. A very nice copy bound in beige cloth spine lettering red and blue foil, previous owner's name otherwise near fine in a good chipped and edge worn dust jacket.
Octavo. Volume I, 368 pages, Volume II, 381 pages. One of the most thorough studies of these key passages in Isaiah particulary giving insight into Isaiah's chapters 56-66. He says authorship cannot be based as multiple purely because of diversity since these flow of ideas at the time written were not thinking critically but of the rich poetic message. After an introduction of 57 pages, he has an in-depth exegesis of Chapter 40, pages 59-134 which will presuppose at least a basic familiary with Hebrew. No marks or signs of previous ownership. A fine set in the original dust jackets also in fine condition.
Octavo. 239pp., Signed and inscribed by the author to Russ Coombs who was former chief counsel to the Pennsylvania Crime Commission, deputy chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Criminal Laws and Procedures, deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania, assistant attorney general of Massachusetts, and veteran. He was an expert in criminal law, organized crime.The author, Rufus KIng was one of the naitons's leadingexperts on gamblind, gambling laws and enforcement. His professional activities and writings on coin operated gaming devices have had a great impact on that field. He had been directly involved in every major study of organized crime since World War II; and he was uniquely qualified to undertake for the President's Crime Commission a gambling study which is the basis of this book.A good copy bound in blue cloth, spine lettering gilt, spine is damp stained but not through the boards and surprizingly not through the dust jacket. light wear to spine ends and rubbed along the joints.
Small Octavo. unopened. 383 pages, index. pages 367-373 have a chronology of famous violinist. The chapter on Pagani is very fascinating as is the chapter "Women as Violinists". There are photo-engravings of 10 of the most well known including: Pagaini, Corelli, Ysaye, Franz Kneisel and the remarkable woman violinist Maud Powell who was the first woman violinist from America to achieve worldwide fame. A very nice copy bound in green cloth elaborately decorated in a pictorial gilt and repeated on spine, top edge gilt all others uncut. light wear to spine ends, previous owner's name. Nice.
Octavo. ). Limited to 750 copies. The present copy is number 395. A very nice edition with a new preface by Heller on pages 11-15 that provides a wonderful background of the novel when it first appeared. What will interest those who love the novel is how difficult it was for him to get anything other than articles published and how he finally received a $1500 advance which kept him going. A handsome copy bound in blue cloth, spine lettering gilt, housed in publisher's red paper covered slipcase lettered in gilt.