RARE BOOKS (113)
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    Steps in a Journey Toward Understanding by: L. Nathan Ellis $10.00

    subtitled Activities of the New Jersey Civil War Centennial Commission in 1961 at Trenton, Charleston and Salem Church. Trenton NJ: State House, 1963 – First printing, SIGNED by the author inside front cover, near Very Good paperback – 8.5″ tall x 5.25 stapled – blue lettered gray covers, sunned at edges – b/w ills, photos – very light lower corner crease, otherwise clean, unmarked – 30 pages. Civil War Centennial commemorative: Abraham Lincoln in Trenton, 1861; Segregation issues in 1961; Salem Church monument dedicated to New Jersey and to Alabama soldiers. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    NEIGHBORHOOD — SIGNED COPY by: Blei, Norbert $15.00

    Peoria IL: Ellis Press, 1987 – First Edition, SIGNED/Inscribed by the author – Very Good+ hardcover/Very Good dust jacket- 9.25″ tall – black covers, gilt lettered on spine – illustrated endpapers – color cover by Chick Peterson – bw ills and photos, town map of Cicero, IL – one corner crease; jacket has light edgewear, rubbing at rear – 272 pages.

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    The Human Figure: An Anatomy for Artists by: Rubins, David K. $25.00 $15.00

    NY: Viking Press, 1971 – SIGNED/Author’s signature pasted onto the half title page – near Very Good hardcover/Good dust jacket (in mylar) – 11.25″ tall – illustrated endpapers – bw labeled anatomical-type illustrations throughout – gilt lettering on spine, clean brown cloth covers with small knife-edge nick on lower front – previous owner name on front endpaper, otherwise no markings – index – 94 pages. ISBN: 0-670-38630-8 Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    VEDIC WEDDING: Origins, Tradition and Practice by: A. V. Srinivasan $79.95

    E. Glastonbury CT: Periplus Line LLC, 2006 – First, LIMITED EDITION, Numbered, SIGNED – 8.5″ square – Very Good+/ hardcover/ no dust jacket issued – color illustrations by Bapu – color photographs – bw ills and photos – 268 pages. Step-by-step Hindu Wedding Ceremony with full rituals and prayers in Sanskrit, with English transliteration and translation. Main text in English. The central section containing the basic ceremony is flanked by chapters on history and traditions, together with appendices on additional rituals; glossary, select bibliography and transliteration key. Glossy covers may have faint handling marks, otherwise as new inside and out. ISBN: 0-9785443-0-7 Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    Hindu Wedding: The Guide – SIGNED COPY by: A. V. Srinivasan $24.00

    Amherst MA: White River Press, 2010 – NEW paperback, SIGNED by the Author, and including CD of wedding mantras – 9.25″ tall by 7.5″ – color photo cover – b/w illustrations by Bapu and others; color photographs – 207 pages. A step-by-step Hindu wedding ceremony with full rituals and prayers in Sanskrit, with English transliteration and translation. A full basic ceremony for a one hour event, with lists and easy guide to basic steps and additional options. Also: Appendices for materials, auxiliary pujas – annotated Glossary with pronunciation guide – 207 pages. Condensed, revised paperback version of the author’s Vedic Wedding: Origins, Tradition and Practice. By the author of Hinduism for Dummies. ISBN: 978-1-935052-38-8. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    Hinduism for Dummies – SIGNED Copy by: A. V. Srinivasan $15.00

    Indianapolis: J. Wiley Publishing, 2011 – NEW paperback, SIGNED by the Author – 9.25″ tall – b/w ills; b/w cartoons by Rich Tennant – index – xviii + 366 pages. ISBN 978-0-470-87858-3 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    VARNASAGARAM by: Govinda Rao, T.K. (ed.) $200.00

    Chennai INDIA: Ganamandir Publications, 2006 – First Edition (stated) – SIGNED by T.K. Govida Rao – Very Good+ hardcover – oblong 8.75″ tall x 11″ – papercovered boards – color and b/w photos – yellow silk ribbon marker – small bump to lower left front cover, otherwise as new – charts, indices – photos + xii + 444 pages. A collection of 415 South Indian classical music compositions (varnas) with classification and commentary. SUBTITLED: 415 Tana, Pada, Cauka, Ragamalika and Daruvarnas. Sanskrit devanagari script and English transliteration (with diacritics); also includes some Tamil, Telugu and other scripts. Basic text is in English (front pages, Introduction and Preface). Price includes heavy book surcharge/ media mail within the U.S. only. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: oblong

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    SALAMBO: A Romance of Ancient Carthage by: Flaubert, Gustave $30.00

    Good+ hardcover/no dust jacket – London: W.W. Gibbings, 1892 – dark gold cloth with brown stamped, gilt lettered title decoration on front and spine – b&w text decorations – spine sunned with tiny tears (no cloth loss) at top & bottom, light edgewear & rubbing to corners, top darkened; prev owner name on half title page; otherwise tight binding & clean, unmarked interior – intro by the translator J.S. Chartres – xvi plus 360pp. French novel published in 1862; set in Carthage & North Africa between the 2 Punic Wars with Rome.

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    REMEMBER WHEN by: Loving, Winifred “Oyoko” $30.00

    First Edition – Very Good paperback – Christiansted, St. Croix: published by author, 1972 – 8.25″ tall – pictorial covers by Renee C. Neblett; photo frontis & b&w photos by Kenneth Christopher (includes 2-page center photo) – light exterior wear; previous owner name on upper edge inside front cover, otherwise interior clean, unmarked – author bio inside rear cover – 24pp. Strong, moving poetry; includes “The Slave Castles” on illustrated rear cover (Enquire for quote from this poem).

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    The Iliad of Homer Volume II by: Pope, Alexander $50.00

    Edinburgh: Printed for Alexander Donaldson; And sold at his Shop, No. 48. St. Paul’s Church-yard, London; and at Edinburgh. M.DCC.LXXVIII. [1778] — Full calf leather in near Good to Fair condition (Very good for its age) – 7″ tall – corners rubbed – backstrip split but closed tight at top and bottom – 5 bands with title label missing – bookplate of Labdiel B. Adams on front pastedown – date 1815 and name of David Kilburn on front endpaper; Kilburn name has been added to the bookplate – pages lightly toned with light dampstaining at top of first and last few endpapers – 402 pages (including Pope’s note, dated 1720). This is Volume II (of two volume set). Original publication [not POD]. Enquiries welcome. Ships from the U.S. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    Spring in New Hampshire and Other Poems by: McKay, Claude $350.00 $250.00

    London: Grant Richards Ltd., 1920 – First edition – near Very Good paperback – 7 7/8″ tall – brown paper covers slightly overlapping page block – green paper title label on front – b/w photo frontis – rough cut pages – intro by I.A. Richards – 40 pages. Condition: light sunning and creasing along cover edges with tiny tear at front lower edge, rear outer edge; sunning, wear at top and bottom of backstrip with small ¼” tear; tiny smudge at corner of title label (gluestain?), otherwise covers clean and unmarked inside and out; foxed page edges, light foxing to few front and back pages; otherwise interior unmarked. Title label also carries British price. Important early work by black writer and activist from Jamaica (1889-1948), educated in the U.S. Collectible first edition. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    The Scripture Doctrine of Regeneration by: Backus, Charles $49.00 $39.00

    Hartford: Oliver D. and I. Cooke, 1800 – Good+ hardcover – 6 5/8″ tall – full leather, mottled edges, with gilt lettered leather label on spine – writing on 2nd flyleaf: Jeremiah Baldwin Jr. His Book Bought August the 2 AD 1800 – edge wear with corners rubbed, title label peeling out slightly from backstrip edge, page toning, but binding tight – 6.75″ tall x 4″ – 180 pages. Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    FOR THE LOVE OF CHINA A Collection of Contemporary Chinese Prints by: Qi Fengge, David Barker (eds) $50.55

    Chinese Overseas Publishing House, 2006 – Very Good/near New large format paperback with cover flaps/Very Good case – 12″/30 cm tall x 9.25/23.25 cm – color and bw ills – front cover has separated 1/4″ from front endpaper; otherwise backstrip is tightly in place and book is tight, unmarked, as new; the corrugated paper case has few light indents, otherwise clean, tight, as new – 319 [+1] pages. Catalogue of 16 contemporary Chinese printmakers. 5,000 copies printed. ISBN: 7-80222-113-7 Ships from the U.S. to U.S. addresses only by regular mail. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    The Lap of Luxury by: Ruck, Bertha $30.00

    NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1932 – near Very Good hardcover – 7.5″ tall – beige cloth, brown lettered on front and spine with airplane dec on front – exterior light wear with sunning to edges, otherwise tight, clean, unmarked text – 298 pages. Berta Ruck (1878-1978) British writer of more than 90 romance novels. Young Sylvia, reconnected to her father’s estranged family, learns the pros and cons of living in the lap of luxury. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    BOSTON AND MAINE RAILROAD RULES GOVERNING EMPLOYEES OF THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT by: Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees $15.00

    BOSTON AND MAINE RAILROAD RULES GOVERNING EMPLOYEES OF THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT… (Except as Otherwise Noted Herein) Represented by the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes With Respect to Hours of Service and Working Conditions. Detroit MI: Brotherhood Press, [1942] – Good paperback – 6.5″ tall x 4″ – black lettered blue paper – sunned cover edges – extra page of Interpretations and Understandings pasted in at front ; extra paragraph pasted in at p23 – 29 pages. Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes [sic]. Railroad Workers Union. Labor Union for North American Railways. Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    MEMORANDUMS OF AGREEMENTS between the Boston and Maine Railroad and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes In Effect May 15, 1942 by: Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees $15.00

    Detroit MI: Brotherhood Press, [1942] – Very Good paperback – 6″ tall x 3.25″ – black lettered blue paper – 16 pages. Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes [sic]. Railroad Workers Union. Labor Union for North American Railways. Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    Doctor Watts’s Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged by: Joel Barlow, ed. $200.00

    Hartford: printed by Barlow and Babcock , M,DCC,LXXXV. [1785] – First Edition, leather bound – 6″ tall x 3″ – Good+ full leather with 4 raised bands on spine – cover corners rubbed but binding tight; 2 small worm holes at base of spine – pages toned with some edge chipping but 95% legible; last page detached but present – index of hymns, index of first lines – 348 pages. Owner Jeremiah Baldwin’s signature with purchase date 1786 and his age as 14 years is repeated on the front fly leaf. The same handwriting has marked Com [Common metre] and Long [Long metre] next to several hymn titles. The preface states how a committee appointed by the (Congregational) General Association of Connecticut invited Mr. Joel Barlow of Hartford in 1785 to adapt Isaac Watts’s hymns for use in American thought and worship (Congregational church) and publish them together with “a Collection of Hymns; The whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in General.” Joel Barlow (1755-1812), Yale graduate; poet (“Hasty Pudding”), Revolutionary editor and publisher, and U.S. diplomat. His wife Margaret had Baldwin family connections. Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    JAPAN – A History in Art [SIGNED Edition] by: Smith, Bradley $69.95

    NY: Simon & Schuster/ A Gemini Book, 1964 – Limited, Signed Edition (#165 of 500 presentation copies), SIGNED by Bradley Smith – First printing (stated) – near new hardcover/ no dust jacket/ no box – 12.75″ tall by 9″ – spectacular black silk brocade covers with gold woven medallions, bevelled edges – gold leaf patterned endpapers – beautiful color plate reproductions throughout with color paper calligraphy dividers for each chapter – tipped in presentation slip – no markings of any kind – annotations, bibliography – 295 pages. Shipping within the U.S. only. Price includes heavy book surcharge.

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    Arterial Plan for Hartford by: Moses, Robert $199.00

    New York NY: Andrews & Clark, 1949 – Good+ large format paperback – 13.75″ tall x 11″ – white lettering on grey paper – 6 full-size color arterial maps, including 1 4-panel pullout; 1 bw proposed garage photo; 1 bw slum clearance map. Very small upper left corner bump with exterior light staining, light foxing on exterior cover margins; very light foxing on endpapers, affecting only 2-3 panels of the end map; otherwise tight, bright, with no markings. Text by Robert Moses, addressing 4 Hartford insurance companies and one electric company. Size: Folio – over 12″ – 15″ tall

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    Constitution and By-Laws of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes by: Carroll, J.C. $30.00

    Constitution and By-Laws of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes “Revised and amended at regular meeting of Grand Lodge, held in the City of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 20 to 25, inclusive, 1955 – Detroit MI: Grand Lodge Headquarters [1955] – Very Good paperback – 5.5″ tall x 3.5″ – black lettered blue paper covers with tiny edge nick – clean, tight, unmarked text – 108 pages. Size: 24mo – over 5″ – 5¾” tall