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Making Linoleum Cuts: Cutting and Printing Blocks in the Home, School, and Studio, Greenburg, Samuel
41 Greenburg, Samuel Making Linoleum Cuts: Cutting and Printing Blocks in the Home, School, and Studio
New York Stephen Daye Press (c.1947) First Edition Hardcover Good 
(no dust jacket) [ex-library book, rebound in orange buckram; typical but not excessive or obnoxious library markings, incl. pocket on front pastedown and "discarded" stamps on front pastedown and title page]. (B&W photographs, linocut illustrations) "A handbook of practical and pertinent information for the student, teacher, and amateur, and for anyone interested in learning about an important graphic process. The text is intened to be neither too scholarly for the would-be practitioner, nor too technical for the layman; the illustrations simple enough to aid the student, yet interesting enough for the art-wise reader." There are 59 plates (including the frontispiece), including blockprints by schoolchildren as well as works by contemporary artists; among the artists represented are Albrecht Durer, Hokusai, William Blake, Thomas Bewick, Edward Calvert, Fritzi Brod, Charlotte Rothstein, and Felix Russman. Includes a one-page bibliography. 
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Grounds for Indecency, Gropper, Milton Herbert, and Edna Sherry
42 Gropper, Milton Herbert, and Edna Sherry Grounds for Indecency
New York The Macaulay Company (c.1931) First Edition Hardcover Fair in Fair dj 
[heavily worn ex-rental library book (although with minimal markings as such), hinges cracked, tiny wormhole in fore-edge; jacket similarly well-worn, with flaps firmly affixed to pastedowns, but still substantially complete and reasonably attractive in a down-at-the-heels way]. "To save her father who is involved in financial difficulties and on the point of committing suicide, Nita Ralston has but one asset -- her virginal beauty. At a meeting of her father's creditors she brings the treasure of her beauty and puts it in the scales against her father's debt. One man intervenes not only to save her father but to save her from her own self-sacrifice. But she comes to his apartment against his will to make her payment...." 
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Automobile Year: 1957-1958; No. 5, Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor
43 Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor Automobile Year: 1957-1958; No. 5
Lausanne, Switzerland Edita S.A. [1958] English edition Hardcover Very Good 
(gray paper-covered boards with white lettering on front cover and spine; no dust jacket) [moderate wear to corners and edges of boards, faint musty odor]. (B&W/color photographs, diagrams, charts, etc.) A thorough review of all things automotive during 1957, divided between general matters (including automobile design and manufacturing) and a review of the year's major races and rallies: the Grand Prix (in Monaco, Belgium, the U.K., Italy, etc.), the Indianapolis 500, etc. Some of the more interesting articles include: "The 'Smaller' Car: Its Origin and Prospects"; a biographical and historical survey of the life of Ettore Bugatti and the eponymous automobile; "If Only the Roads Were White," an article hypothesizing the positive effects on driving safety if such a thing were to be; "A Critical Period for Motor Racing"; and "Technical Aspects of Formula One." The regular feature, "Cars of the Year," includes the Ford Edsel, introduced in 1957. Profusely illustrated throughout, the book contains numerous photographs and technical specifications for cars made in the U.S., Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Japan, Sweden, and elsewhere; included are double-page fold-out drawings of the Vanwall Formula 1 and the Maserati 450S Sport V-8. 
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Automobile Year: No. 6 Edition 1958-59 [cover title: Automobile Year 1958-1959], Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor
44 Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor Automobile Year: No. 6 Edition 1958-59 [cover title: Automobile Year 1958-1959]
Lausanne, Switzerland Edita S.A. [1959] English edition Hardcover Very Good- 
(red paper-covered boards with white lettering on front cover and spine; no dust jacket) [moderate wear to corners and edges of boards, a couple of nicks at front edge of spine, light external soiling, faint musty odor]. (B&W/color photos, diagrams, charts, ads, etc.) A thorough review of all things automotive during 1958, divided between general matters (including automobile design and manufacturing) and a review of the year's major races and rallies: the Grand Prix (in Monaco, Belgium, the U.K., Italy, etc.), the Indianapolis 500, etc. Some of the more interesting articles include: "How to Reduce Crash Casualties"; "Mercedes or the Art of Making a Star Shine" (a historical account of the company's early years and cars); "The Automobile Industry in the Soviet Union"; "Motor Sport in Russia"; "Australia's Motor Industry"; and "The True Champions" (about some of the famous early race drivers). One particularly fabulous feature is "Special Bodies and Dream Cars," with numerous illustrations of futuristic protoypes; the Ford Nucleon, for instance, or an "aero-car," the Volante -- the blurb on which claims that "some flying cars with retractable wings are already being built in the U.S."). Profusely illustrated throughout, the book contains numerous photographs and technical specifications for cars made in the U.S., Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Japan, Sweden, and elsewhere; included is a double-page fold-out drawing of the Aston Martin DBR 1/300. 
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Automobile Year: No. 7 Edition 1959-60 [cover title: Automobile Year 1959-1960], Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor
45 Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor Automobile Year: No. 7 Edition 1959-60 [cover title: Automobile Year 1959-1960]
Lausanne, Switzerland Edita S.A. [1960] (c.1959) English edition Hardcover Very Good 
(dark green paper-covered boards with white lettering on front cover and spine; no dust jacket) [moderate wear to corners and edges of boards, some scuffing to covers, faint musty odor]. (B&W/color photos, diagrams, charts, ads, etc.) A thorough review of all things automotive during 1959, divided between general matters (including automobile design and manufacturing) and a review of the year's major races and rallies: the Grand Prix (in Monaco, Belgium, the U.K., Italy, etc.), the Indianapolis 500, etc. Some of the more interesting articles include: "The Influence of Experts on the Conception and Testing of a Mass Produced Car"; "The Italian Line" (a historial survey of the Italian coachbuilding tradition, with many illustrations); a historical survey of Fiat; "The Parking Problem" (showcasing various innovative designs for parking garages); and "One Problem: Three Solutions" (in which three noted auto designers discuss the philosophies behind their small cars, the Austin-Morris Baby Car, the Fiat 600, and the Triumph Herald). Profusely illustrated throughout, the book contains numerous photographs and technical specifications for cars made in the U.S., Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Japan, Sweden, and elsewhere; included is a double-page fold-out drawing of the Aston Martin DBR 1/300. One rather amusing editorial note states that in addition to the regular staff employed each year to turn out the English, French and German editions, this year "for our accounts of the 1959 races we called upon a specialist who writes in a fourth language: that used by some of the motor racing enthusiasts of the United States." (I guess they must have had some complaints about sounding too European.) 
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Automobile Year: No. 8: Edition 1960-61 [cover title: Automobile-Year 1960-1961], Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor
46 Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor Automobile Year: No. 8: Edition 1960-61 [cover title: Automobile-Year 1960-1961]
Lausanne, Switzerland Edita S.A. [1961] (c.1960) English edition Hardcover Good 
(dark blue paper-covered boards with white lettering on front cover and spine; no dust jacket) [moderate wear to corners and edges of boards, some scuffing to covers, faint musty odor; NOTE that this book had apparently absorbed some moisture at one time, with a result that a few pages had stuck together, and suffered some surface damage (pictorial, not text) when they were peeled apart]. (B&W/color photos, diagrams, charts, ads, etc.) A thorough review of all things automotive during 1960, divided between general matters (including automobile design and manufacturing) and a review of the year's major races and rallies: the Grand Prix (in Monaco, Belgium, the U.K., Italy, etc.), the Indianapolis 500, etc. Some of the more interesting articles include: "The Necessary Evil" (about the piston engine, and how it can be made to "disappear"); an historical survey of the Renault; "Railways Serve the Motorist"; "The Trends of the U.S. Auto Industry"; and "Dreams Fade -- What is the Purpose of Dream Cars?" One particularly interesting feature presents the results of the publication's first "Automobile Year Coachwork Competition." Profusely illustrated throughout, the book contains numerous photographs and technical specifications for cars made in the U.S., Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Japan, Sweden, and elsewhere; included is a double-page fold-out drawing of a Ferrari Formula 2 car. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Automobile Year: No. 9: Edition 1961-1962 [cover title: Automobile Year 1961-1962], Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor
47 Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor Automobile Year: No. 9: Edition 1961-1962 [cover title: Automobile Year 1961-1962]
Lausanne, Switzerland Edita S.A. [1962] (c.1961) English edition Hardcover Very Good- 
(red paper-covered boards with white lettering on front cover and spine; no dust jacket) [moderate wear to corners and edges of boards, light scuffing to covers, faint musty odor; the front hinge is a little weak, and a couple of pages in the front of the book are starting to pull loose]. (B&W/color photos, diagrams, charts, ads, etc.) A thorough review of all things automotive during 1961, divided between general matters (including automobile design and manufacturing) and a review of the year's major races and rallies: the Grand Prix (in Monaco, Belgium, the U.K., Italy, etc.), the Indianapolis 500, etc. Some of the more interesting articles include: "Outlook for the World Automobile Industry in the 1960's"; "Ford: The Car That Changed the World"; "Three Men in a Motor-Car" (an automotive riff on Jerome's "Three Men in a Boat"; "A Short ABC of Coachwork"; and "Dream Cars, Prototypes and Special Bodies." There is also a special feature commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Profusely illustrated throughout, the book contains numerous photographs and technical specifications for cars made in the U.S., Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Japan, Sweden, and elsewhere; included is a double-page fold-out drawing of a Ferrari Formula 2 car. 
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The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick, Handke, Peter (trans. by Michael Roloff)
48 Handke, Peter (trans. by Michael Roloff) The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1972 0-374-16376-6 / 9780374163761 First American Edition Hardcover Good in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Janet Halverson 
[ex-library book, with tape marks on both covers, scarring to ffep from removal of label and pocket (of which a few small remnants remain), library stamp and "withdrawn" stamp on title page; author's name very faded on jacket spine, tiny nick at bottom edge of front panel]. The noted German author/playwright's third novel, but the first to be published in English. Filmed by Wim Wenders in 1971. 
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The Great One: A Novel of American Life, Hart, Henry
49 Hart, Henry The Great One: A Novel of American Life
New York The John Day Company (c.1934) First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [front hinge cracked but not separated, slight bumping/fraying to top rear corner, uneven fading to covers]. Novel, set largely in Philadelphia, depicting the "gradual corruption of a young aristocrat who enters Pennsylvania politics with high motives." (Hanna, A Mirror for the Nation, 1620.) Hart was a co-founder of the Equinox Cooperative Press, and later on became the longtime editor of Films in Review magazine; this was his only novel. Very scarce. 
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Heart and Torch: Rick Griffin's Transcendence, Harvey, Doug
50 Harvey, Doug Heart and Torch: Rick Griffin's Transcendence
Laguna Beach CA Laguna Art Museum in association with Gingko Press (c.2007) First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[the faintest bit of external handling wear, still presents as like new]. Trade PB (color and B&W illustrations, photos, etc.) Large-format softcover catalog, produced in conjunction with an exhibition of the work of Griffin, "one of three or four quintessential American designers of the late 1960s, [whose] marriage of comics, surrealism, art nouveau, and symbolism into a decided visual language of sex, drugs, and rock and roll helped define an era that, contrary to revisionist theory, was the most unique of the late twentieth century." (from a cover blurb by Steven Heller). Born in Southern California, Griffin spent four years in San Francisco (1966-1970), where he became "one of a handful of artists internationally that changed the face of graphic design by initiating the psychedelic art movement," creating (among other works) some of the best-known rock concert posters of the day (for the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, and others), as well as being "at the forefront of the underground comix movement as one of the creators of Zap Comix." Following his move back to Southern California in 1970, he became a born-again Christian, and much of his later art "recast traditional biblical iconography and made it relevant to the time." He died in 1991 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident; this was the first book to examine the impact of his work on American culture. Includes contributions by Greg Escalante, Jacaeber Kastor, Chuck Fromm, Chaz Bojorquez, and Gordon McClelland. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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More Havoc, Havoc, June
51 Havoc, June More Havoc
New York Harper & Row (c.1980) 0-06-011811-3 / 9780060118112 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Trish Parcell 
[nice copy with minimal shelfwear, previous owner's information in ink on ffep but no other markings; jacket shows a little wear at spine extremities]. (B&W photographs) In this, her second memoir, the actress/playwright picks up her tale in the years after her childhood showbiz career (covered in "Early Havoc"), which was followed by "starving and dreaming on Broadway, stuffing newspapers in her shoes so she could race to phantom casting calls, early marriage, modeling, a love affair with an older man, motherhood, her first success on Broadway in 'Pal Joey,' Hollywood movies during World War II and life on the Super Chief between one coast and the other." And, of course, she writes again of her sister (Gypsy Rose Lee) and their notorious mother -- perhaps somewhat more frankly that in the earlier memoir, since Gypsy had passed away in the 22-year interim between the two books. 
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Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture, Hodge, Brooke (organized by); essays by Brooke Hodge and Patricia Mears; afterword by Susan Sidlauskas
52 Hodge, Brooke (organized by); essays by Brooke Hodge and Patricia Mears; afterword by Susan Sidlauskas Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture
New York/London Thames & Hudson 2006 050051318X / 9780500513187 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dj 
[very nice copy, as-new with no significant wear to either book or jacket]. (color photographs and other illustratiions) Published in connection with the exhibition of the same title, presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the National Art Center, Tokyo, this lavishly-illustrated volume examines "the many visual and conceptual principles that unite fashion and architecture," post-1980, and draws from the work of about 40 architects and fashion designers from the United States, Europe, and Japan, among them Alexander McQueen, Olivier Theyskens, Frank Gehry, and Rem Koolhaas. ***Additional shipping charges for this heavy book will apply for non-U.S. customers; please inquire before placing your order.*** (Please forgive the somewhat wonky quality of the scanned image of this book, which reflects some misbehavior on the part of my camera; the book itself, as described, is flawless.) 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Lucy Harding: A Romance of Russia, Holmes, Mary J.
53 Holmes, Mary J. Lucy Harding: A Romance of Russia
New York The American News Company (c.1905) First Edition Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by Charles Grunwald 
(pictorial cloth; no dust jacket) [front hinge starting, minor bumping and light wear at extremities, tiny shallow dent at bottom edge of front cover, "Fairview Farm / M.M. Norton / Garrettsville, Ohio" stamped on ffep]. (frontispiece + 7 b/w plates) Novel about an almost-35-year-old woman who travels to Russia in the 1890s as part of a group of eight tourists (all women), and re-connects with a man who had been her teacher years ago, and on whom she'd had a bit of a crush (and vice versa). This being Czarist Russia, it's inevitable that she gets mixed up with nihilists -- nihilists! (Lower-case "n," note, as the actual Nihilist movement in Russia had been crushed by the authorities by the early 1880s, after which the term began to be used a bit more loosely to refer to political radicals in general. At any rate, in the context of this novel they are generally not nice people.) 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Gracie and Her Pets [*SIGNED*], Hunter, Margaret L.
54 Hunter, Margaret L. Gracie and Her Pets [*SIGNED*]
New York Cochrane Publishing Co. 1909 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
(no dust jacket) [traces of wear at extremities, slight bumping to bottom front corner, minor wrinkling to cloth on rear cover]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "Compliment / of / Margaret L. Hunter / 1913." Odd little volume of nine animal-themed short stories, a couple of which are narrated by the animals themselves. Mighty scarce, for whatever it's worth; an OCLC search turns up only two copies. As nearly as I can determine, this was the author's only published book. Signed by Author 
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The Booster [*SIGNED*], Izzi, Eugene
55 Izzi, Eugene The Booster [*SIGNED*]
New York St. Martin's Press (c.1989) 0-312-02550-5 / 9780312025502 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) George Corsillo Signed by Author
[nice clean book, slight bumping to base of spine, no other discernible wear; jacket a little bit scuffed on the rear panel]. SIGNED by the author (signature only) on the half-title page. Crime novel about a booster, "a top-notch thief who's always prided himself on his independence from the Mafia," and who takes on the job of stealing some mob-incriminating audio tapes from a vault in a 90th-floor suite in Chicago's Sears Tower. Signed by Author 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Hollywood Now & Then, Jezek, George Ross (photography), and Marc Wanamaker (captions)
56 Jezek, George Ross (photography), and Marc Wanamaker (captions) Hollywood Now & Then
San Diego George Ross Jezek Photography & Publishing 2002 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dj 
[minor bumping to several corners of book; jacket is essentially flawless]. (B&W and color photographs) Approximately 60 photographs of Hollywood and environs back in the day (from the early 1900s through roughly the 1950s), paired directly (on facing pages) with modern-day shots taken from the same vantage points. (All photos are reproduced full-page size). Introduction by long-time honorary Mayor of Hollywood Johnny Grant; photo captions by well-known Hollywood historian Marc Wanamaker. 
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Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam [*SIGNED*], Kadohata, Cynthia
57 Kadohata, Cynthia Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam [*SIGNED*]
New York Atheneum Books for Young Readers (c.2007) 1-4169-0637-1 / 9781416906377 2nd printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dj Illustrated by (dj) Shane Rebenschied Signed by Author
[lovely copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Young adult novel, "an action-packed glimpse into the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a [bomb-sniffing] dog and her handler." Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Mr. Technicolor, Kalmus, Herbert T., with Eleanore King Kalmus
58 Kalmus, Herbert T., with Eleanore King Kalmus Mr. Technicolor
Absecon NJ MagicImage Filmbooks (c.1993) First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (cover art) Clark Design 
[lovely, as-new book and jacket, the only flaw in the latter being a crease in the front jacket flap]. (B&W photographs) Autobiography by the founder of the Technicolor Company, Dr. Herbert T. Kalmus, published thirty years after his death. A valuable historical account of the development and growth of the Technicolor process, to be sure, but also exceedingly odd in that Dr. Kalmus chose to omit any mention of his first wife, Natalie Kalmus -- a name familiar to all viewers of vintage Technicolor films, for it was her name that appeared in film credits as "Technicolor Color Consultant" for every Technicolor film until 1948. Well, according to second wife Eleanore, who added two chapters of her own to the end of the original manuscript (which was finished in 1960), "to fill in the missing pieces," the Doctor had plenty of reasons to cut wife Natalie out of the historical picture. Now, it's possible that Eleanore may have just been a wee bit biased in Dr. Kalmus's favor (phrases like "the torture of his first marriage" tend to pop up), but if even half the dirt she slings about the first Mrs. K. is true, that relationship (the marriage itself had ended in divorce pretty early on, in 1921) was the stuff of marital nightmares. There was Natalie's secret abortion, her various mental breakdowns and resultant confinements, her jealousy, her violent temper, her finagling of an important position in the Technicolor Company even after their divorce, her attempted meddling with the production of GONE WITH THE WIND, her long-lasting attempt to wrest control of the company from the Doctor, etc.; it's a pretty harrowing account. 
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If Men Played Cards as Women Do; a comedy in one act, Kaufman, George S.
59 Kaufman, George S. If Men Played Cards as Women Do; a comedy in one act
New York/London Samuel French (c.1923, 1926) Reprint Stapled wraps Near Fine 
[nice clean copy, minimal edgewear only]. (French's International Copyrighted Edition of the Works of the Best Authors, No. 548) Series Early one-acter by Kaufman, just 8 pages long, plus 4 pages (including back cover) of blurbs for other short plays published by French. Prefaced by an "Author's Impertinence," to wit: "It is perhaps unnecessary to remark that the sketch derives its entire value from the fact that it is played in forthright and manly fashion. In other words, the [four all-male] actors must not imitate the voices of women." 
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There Are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves [*SIGNED*], Kavanaugh, James
60 Kavanaugh, James There Are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves [*SIGNED*]
Los Angeles Nash Publishing (c.1970) 0-8402-1141-4 / 9780840211415 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by Hollis Williford Signed by Author
[a very nice book, slightly bumped at top of spine, no other significant wear; jacket has some minor soft horizontal creasing along the top edge of the front panel]. (pen and ink drawings) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the second ffep, next to an illustration: "To _____ / Sincere regards / Jim Kavanaugh / Dec. 1, 1970." "A collection of beautiful, poetic comments about life, love, people, places, and observations. Some are provocative expressions of outrage; others, tender words of comfort and reassurance." The first book of poetry by this author, who had left the Catholic priesthood a few months after the publication of his controversial book "A Modern Priest Looks at His Outdated Church" in 1967. He went on to publish two dozen more books of philosophy, psychology, theology, fiction and poetry. Signed by Author 
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