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Blank Journal (Atoms Today & Tomorrow)
1 Blank Journal (Atoms Today & Tomorrow)

Recycled ex-library book with the usual library stamps and markings titled, "Atoms Today & Tomorrow" from the fifties. Gray cloth buckram cover with yellow and black illustrations. Cover is especially clean and new-looking with sharp edges and no wear. Bright white 28 lb paper inside measures 5 "w x 7 5/8"h. Page block is 1/2" thick. A few illustrated pages from the original book bound amongst blank pages. Black ribbon book mark. 140941 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Blank Journal (Within the Circle)
2 Blank Journal (Within the Circle)

Recycled ex-library book with the usual library stamps and markings titled, "Within the Circle" from the forties. Bright sky blue buckram cloth cover with pink and black patterned design. Cover is especially clean and new-looking with sharp edges and no wear. Bright white 28 lb paper inside measures 5 7/8"w x 8 7/8"h. Page block is 1/2" thick. A few pages from the original book, which was about the Arctic before the ice started melting, bound amongst blank pages. Pink ribbon book mark. 138997 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Japan Today and Tomorrow (Number 2, 1928)
3 Japan Today and Tomorrow (Number 2, 1928)
Japan, Osaka Mainichi Publishing Co, 1928, Oversize Hardback Very Good No Jacket Japan 
Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Large format periodical re-bound by library into a sturdy hardback with three quarters cloth cover and decorative paper boards. 10 3/8"w x 15"h. 176 pages. Newsprint text pages are fragile, age-toned and yellowing, but nine beautiful full-page color plates are printed on heavy white paper and are still in great condition. Color plates have tissue paper overlays, some with printing and one that is torn. Text in English. Many advertisements. Includes articles on culture, politics, and economics. Some of the articles in this issue are titled, "What Kind of Wife?", "Civilian Aviation," and "Katsuben (Workers of Modern Japan)." 139216 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Oblikovanje/Design:  New Collectivism / Novi Kolektivizem
4 Oblikovanje/Design: New Collectivism / Novi Kolektivizem
Ljubljana, Slovenia, NSK Info Center, 1999, Oversize Paperback Very Good 
A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 116 pages. Published on the occasion of the exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1999. Text in English and Slovene. Half inch tear at top of spine. 9 3/8"w x 12"h. 135127 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Rainbow Book: Being a Collection of Essays & Illustrations Devoted to Rainbows in Particular & Spectral Sequences in General Focusing on the ... Metaphysically) from Ancient to Modern Times
5 The Rainbow Book: Being a Collection of Essays & Illustrations Devoted to Rainbows in Particular & Spectral Sequences in General Focusing on the ... Metaphysically) from Ancient to Modern Times
Berkely, Shambhala / The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1975, 0394731085 / 9780394731087 Oversize Paperback Good Art 
This book was published on the occasion of The Rainbow Show exhibition in San Francisco. It focuses on the meaning of color (physically and metaphysically) from ancient to modern times, and information is arranged in increasing order of complexity. 224 pages. 7 3/8"w x 11 7/8"h. Printed on brightly colored paper - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Some ink marking at the beginning. Creases to cover and spine and some curl to the lower corner of the first quarter of the pages. Previous owner's name on front cover. Many black and white photographs and illustrations. 140791 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Sleeping Princess:  Camera Studies By Gordon Anthony, Anthony, Gordon; Benois, Nadia; Haskell, Arnold; Lambert, Constant
6 Anthony, Gordon; Benois, Nadia; Haskell, Arnold; Lambert, Constant The Sleeping Princess: Camera Studies By Gordon Anthony
London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd., 1940, Oversize Hardback Very Good No Jacket Photography 
Blue cloth boards show wear at edges and some small spots. 10 1/4"w x 12 1/2"h. Black and white tipped-in photographs throughout. A photographic record of Sadler's Wells Ballet's 1939 production of Tchaikovsky's ''Sleeping Princess'' based on ''The Sleeping Beauty'', under the direction of Nicolas Segueeff and starring Margot Fonteyn and Robert Helpmann. "The book itself is really a collection of 'Action' pictures taken in mystudio of the chief characters from the story, in poses which are as near as possible characteristic ones, taken from the dances they illlustrate, and are placed in the order of their appearance in the ballet itself." 140947 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Low Calorie High Nutrition Vegetables from the Sea to Help You Look and Feel Better, Arasaki, Seibin; Teruko Arasaki
7 Arasaki, Seibin; Teruko Arasaki Low Calorie High Nutrition Vegetables from the Sea to Help You Look and Feel Better
Japan Pubns, 1981, 087040475X / 9780870404757 Trade Paperback Very Good Cooking and Food Writing 
A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Slight edge wear to cover. Previous owner's name inside. 196 pages. 7"w x 10"h. Many b&w illustrations. "The first all-inclusive, up-to-date book to cover these potentially vital foodstuffs from the biological, biochemical, and nutritional-scientific viewpoints and to add to this information a comprehensive explanation of the way sea vegetables are raised, processed,and prepared as foods. In addition, it includes ninety recipes for delicious dishes containing such typical sea vegetables as kombu (Laminaria), wakame (Undaria pinnatifida), nori (Porphyra tenera), and hijiki (Hizikia fusiforme). 141039 
Price: 38.00 USD
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Streamline: Art and Design of the Forties (Design Resource Series), Arceneaux, Marc
8 Arceneaux, Marc Streamline: Art and Design of the Forties (Design Resource Series)
San Francisco, Troubador Press, 1975, 0912300639 / 9780912300634 Trade Paperback Very Good Graphic Design 
A clean, unmarked book with a glued binding that is beginning to crack. Previous owner's name inside. 48 pages. Black and white illustrations and graphics on the themes of culture, architecture, transportation, and the future. "The illustrations in this book may be reproduced on any non-commercial project for home or classroom free and without special permission." [publisher] 140916 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Handmaid's Tale, Atwood, Margaret
9 Atwood, Margaret The Handmaid's Tale
Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1986, 0395404258 / 9780395404256 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Fiction 
Clean, unmarked text with a tight binding. Previous owner's name inside. Edge wear to dust jacket, with a small piece missing at top (see photo). A bit of spine slant. First Edition with the number "1" present in the number line. 141279 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Naked Ladies, Naked Ladies, Naked Ladies Coloring Book, Barry, Lynda
10 Barry, Lynda Naked Ladies, Naked Ladies, Naked Ladies Coloring Book
Seattle, WA, The Real Comet Press, 1984, First Edition Oversize Paperback Very Good Inscribed By Author
An early work by the author of Ernie Pook's Comeek. Inscribed by Lynda Barry on the title page accompanied by a red lipstick print. Large format: 11" w x 14" h. Includes color centerfold of Naked Ladies deck of cards - with four jokers. Edge wear and creases to corners of cover. Interior pages clean and unmarked. Staple-bound. "When I was about five years old my cousin who was the same age came running around the corner from the back of the house and said did I want to see a boner. I didn't know what a boner was but I knew it was probably pretty good from the way he was running..." 136087 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box,, Boyreau, Jacques
11 Boyreau, Jacques Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box,
Fantagraphics, 2009, 1560979690 / 9781560979692 Trade Paperback Fine Film 
Book is in excellent condition, new. Binding is solid and square, unread. Covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. The book is designed in the shape and size of a VHS cassette in a VHS slipcase. Both are as new, with no flaws of any kind. The slipcase has thumbpulls at the bottom and is splattered with fake blood on the front cover. Book is illustrated with full color plates: the front cover and side on the R. page and the back on the L. The theme is VHS boxes of the most "louche, decadent, minimo-pervo " tapes from such exploitation masterworks as Hospital of Terror, Slashdance, and Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity. 200 pages. 140241 
Price: 75.95 USD
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The Shy Photographer, Carroll, Jock
12 Carroll, Jock The Shy Photographer
N Y, Stein and Day, 1964, Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Fiction 
A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 254 pages. 5 7/8"w x 8 1/2"h. Price-clipped dust jacket. The first volume in the Olympia Press Series, edited by Maurice Girodias. "Mr. Carroll thinks that The Shy Photographer will only be of interest to book lovers, drinkers, movie fans, intellectuals, the Beatles, Swampy Crees, shy photographers, pilots, lovers, married people, confidence men, confident women, Americans, brassiere salesladies, whores with hearts of gold, and the very young who see Life as a Great Voyage of Discovery Toward the Light." 140353 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Now for Reality: The Focus of Life; The Mutterings of Aaos, Crowley, Aleister; Spare, Austin O.
13 Crowley, Aleister; Spare, Austin O. Now for Reality: The Focus of Life; The Mutterings of Aaos
United Kingdom, Mandrake Press Ltd., 1990, 1872736017 / 9781872736013 Oversize Hardback Near Fine Very Good Metaphysics/Occult 
A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 78 pages. 8 1/2"w x 12"h. Small white spot on bottom edge of black rear cover. Slight edge wear to dust jacket. Limited edition, no. 609/1000. Written and illustrated by Austin Osman Spare; Poems by Aleister Crowley. 139825 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Costume in Pictures, Cunnington, P. E.
14 Cunnington, P. E. Costume in Pictures
London, Herbert Press Ltd, 1981, 0906969050 / 9780906969052 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Fashion, Costume, Beauty 
A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 144 pages. 6 3/4"w x 9 1/4"h. "Here is a descriptive and pictorial survey of American and British costume from the middle ages to the 20th century, which documents costume changes, not with the usual line drawings, but with over 150 reproductions of contemporary paintings, drawings, carvings, prints, and photographs, ranging from the 12th century illuminated manuscripts to fashion photographs of the 1930's." 139357 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Meret Oppenheim: A Different Retrospective, Curiger, Bice; Burckhardt, Jacqueline; Burckhardt, Jacqueline; Curiger, Bice; Krinzinger, Ursula; Hofmann, Werner
15 Curiger, Bice; Burckhardt, Jacqueline; Burckhardt, Jacqueline; Curiger, Bice; Krinzinger, Ursula; Hofmann, Werner Meret Oppenheim: A Different Retrospective
Vienna, Edition Stemmle, 1997, 3908161088 / 9783908161080 Oversize Hardback Very Good Very Good Art 
A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 236 pages. 9 1/8"w x 10 7/8"h. Full red cloth boards. 140125 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Histoire et Philosophie De L'erotisme (de L'instinct Sexuel a L'erotisme et a l'amour), Des Aulnoyes, Francois
16 Des Aulnoyes, Francois Histoire et Philosophie De L'erotisme (de L'instinct Sexuel a L'erotisme et a l'amour)
France, Pensee Moderne, 1958, Hard Cover Very Good Good Sex/Erotica/Relationships 
A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 100 pages. 6 1/4"w x 7 7/8"h. Text in French. Dust jacket (with partially clipped front blurb) has been covered in plastic and taped to cover by previous owner. Many b&w illustrations. 140354 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Little Beaver, Di Valentin, Maria M.
17 Di Valentin, Maria M. Little Beaver
Chicago, Rand McNally & Co., 1963, Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Children's Hawkinson, John 
Small format Rand McNally Junior Elf Book, 4 3/4"w x 6 3/8"h. Brightly colored paper covered boards. Unpaginated. Approx. 28 pages. Extremely clean copy with little wear and sharp edges. 139247 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Funny Thing, The, Ga'g, Wanda
18 Ga'g, Wanda Funny Thing, The
N Y, Coward-McCann, Inc., 1929, First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Children's 
Oblong hardback with pictorial cover. 9 3/4"w x 6 3/4"h. 32 pages. Edge wear and a bit of soiling to cover. A few ink fingerprints on front and back of title page. Edge wear to dust jacket with small tears at corners and top and bottom of spine; scribbles and mark on back. The story of Bobo, a wise man who likes to feed animals, and the Funny Thing, a cross between a dog and a giraffe, who likes to eat children's dolls... The second book written and illustrated by Wanda Ga'g, the author of Millions of Cats. Hard to find in the First Edition with dust jacket. 140163 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Meet the Totem, Garfield, Viola E.
19 Garfield, Viola E. Meet the Totem
Sitka, AK, Sitka Printing Company, 1961, Trade Paperback Very Good Native Peoples Fedoroff, George 
Dark discoloration marks on cover from staple binding. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 54 pages. 5 7/8"w x 9"h. Drawings by George Fedoroff. Illustrations of totem poles and the figures on them and what they mean. 140857 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Color in Trees, Shrubs, Weeds, Garner, Frederick J.
20 Garner, Frederick J. Color in Trees, Shrubs, Weeds
Laguna Beach, CA, Walter T. Foster, 1962, Staple Bound Very Good Art Instruction 
A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Staple-bound. 10 1/4"w x 13 3/4"h. 30 pages. No date shown; circa 1962. 140779 
Price: 18.95 USD
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