Sonata Mulattica: A Life in Five Movements…

Sonata Mulattica:  A Life in Five Movements and a Short Play : Poems by Rita Dove.  W.W. Norton, New York. 2009. Hardcover. First Edition. 229 pages. 2015-11-10 03.32.45Gold lettering on brown and cream-colored hardcover. Fine condition throughout, without any trace of wear, in fine dustjacket  Ambitious poem and play about a bi-racial virtuoso musician, George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower, the Polish son of an African prince, who travelled from England to Vienna to visit Beethoven during Napoleonic times.  Yes… a true story!  $18.00

The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery…

The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life . By Tom Reiss. Random House, New York. Hardcover. 2005. No edition stated. Dustjacket. Gold lettering on brown cloth covers. Very good condition throughout, with no signs of wear, in very good dustjacket.  The odd and amazing story of Lev Nussimbaum, who grew up Jewish, in Baku, escaped the Revolution by fleeing to Germany where he pretended to be a Muslim, married an American heiress 2015-11-10 01.38.15and wrote adventurous books as Essad Bey and Kurban Said, which became favorites of Nazi Europe.  $19.50

Faith of My Fathers

Faith of My Fathers by John McCain with Mark Salter. Random House, New York. 1999. Hardcover. Eighth printing. 349 pgs. Very good to fine in very good dustjacket. Signed and Inscribed by McCain on half-title.  Both McCain’s father and grandfather were Navy Admirals, and this is the inspirational tale of what he learned from them. $40.002015-11-10 00.34.572015-11-10 00.36.19

Burn Baby Burn: A Superior Arson Mystery

By Mike Savage. Savage Press, Superior Wisconsin. Softcover First edition. 1999. Signed and inscribed by author in two places:  half title and title page. 297 pages. Very good condition throughout with minor creasing to several corners. ‘Superior’ in the title refers to Lake Superior or a town there, not necessarily to the quality of the book, even though the book looks quite interesting.  Savage has authored a number of short story collections, mainstream novels, and poetry. $20 002015-11-10 00.12.43

Archaeology in Newfoundland and Labrador 1980

2015-04-21 18.52.59Thomson, Jane Sproul & Ransom, Bernard (eds.) Archaeology in Newfoundland and Labrador 1980: Annual Report No. 1. Historic Resources Division, Department of Culture, Recreation and Youth. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. St.John’s, Nfld., February 1981. 4to, (magazine size). Very good to fine throughout, former owner’s name lightly on top corner of front cover. Illustrated with b&w figures and plates. This was the first of a number of annual reports and one rarely seen.  $40

 

The Atlanteans – a Contemporary Novel

2015-04-21 14.03.34Moore, Dorothy Cora. The Atlanteans: a Contemporary Novel  iUniverse, New York, 2007. No edition stated  Hardcover. Very good to fine throughout, including a fine dustjacket. “Do you remember an island continent ruled by magicians and destroyed by nature some 25,000 years ago?  Could you be one of the Alanteans?” (from back cover). Appears to be scarce, I see only one other copy at this time on the Internet.  $25

An Archaic Sequence from the Strait of Belle Isle, Labrador

McGhee, Robert and Tuck, James A.  An Archaic Sequence from the Strait of Belle Isle, Labrador. National Museums of Canada, Ottawa, 1975. Softcover, 4to, orange wraps. 254 pgs. The findings at fifteen different sites are explained. Fine condition throughout, with prev. owner’s name lightly on top right cover corner. This is one of a great number of anthropology books that I will list, many or most about Arctic regions from Alaska east to Canada and Greenland. $30  

 

Projectile Techology

Knecht, Heidi  Projectile Technology. Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology. Plenum Press, New York & London. 1997. Hardcover. First Edition (numbers 10–1).  Glossy illustrated covers, fine condition. Text and interior are very good throughout. Former owner’s name neatly on front end paper. Plenum is the never-seen First Edition; Springer followed. No other Plenum copies are on the market as of this date.  Rare, $280

Rare Plenum edition

Rare Plenum edition


vs “modern technology”

Fundamentals of Number Significance

Jones, Marc Edmund. Fundamentals of Number Significance: An Autobiographical Account of Accomplishment. Sabian Publishing Society, Stanwood, Washington, and Shambhala Publications, Boulder, Colorado. Hardcover. 1978. First Edition. 8vo. Bright silver lettering and designs on dark green cloth. Fine condition throughout, incl. text and interior, in a fine, immaculate dustjacket . Is Jones undertaking to justify Numerology through Astrology, or the other way around? The first chapter is ‘Man’s Voyage to Self-Discovery’, so it’s anybody’s guess. Ah, but then some Cabalistic and Astrological references pop-up, and we move towards, or thru the eyes, of a (secret?) (occult?) society!  Lovely!  Bring it on! Meanwhile, the numerology we expected is occluded.  Vibes well!  $60   

Very Fine throughout!

Fine throughout!

History of Kane County

2015-04-20 23.36.47Robinson, Adonis Findlay. editor. History of Kane County.  Kane County Daughters of Utah Pioneers  Utah Printing Co., Salt Lake City, 1970. Hardcovet. 8vo. 626 pgs. Incl. index.  Gilt lettering and designs on orange-red cloth covers. Illustrated throughout with several hundred b&w photos.2015-04-21 01.49.52 The title sounds like Steinback or Faulkner, but this is factual, worthwhile, historical reading, and quite an adventure, considering the wealth of material about the early pathfinders; Indian fighters, and settlers, many of whom died in the attempt. No marks, stains, names, etc. Text and interior are very good to fine condition throughout. $45

The Cherubinic Wanderer

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Silesius, Angelus. The Cherubinic Wanderer.  Selections. Translated by Willard R. Trask.  Pantheon, New York. Hardcover. 1953. Small octavo. 61 pgs. ‘Mystical Poems probing into the Relation of Man and God.’ (per cover, but not title page.) Very good to fine throughout, with very good illustrated dustjacket.  Pithy snippets of monastic wisdom and inspiration.   $25

Fabiola or The Church of the Catacombs

2015-04-19 19.20.55His Eminence Cardinal Wiseman. Fabiola, or The Church of the Catacombs. P.J. Kenedy & Sons, New York. N.D. (circa 1900). Hardcover, 616 pgs. Covers good with mild wear to some edges and corners. Spine ends sl worn. Very good text and interior. Smashing cover and frontis illustrations.   I am sure the story of the Cardinal’s penning this historical romance of the ancient martyrs must be quite a fascinating tale in itself.  $24.

The Great Thirst Land

The Great Thirst Land

The Great Thirst Land

Gillmore, Parker. The Great Thirst Land: A Ride through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal and Kalahari Desert. With a Frontispiece. Cassell, Petter & Galpin. London, Paris & New York. (1878). Hardcover. Illustrated with numerous adventurous drawings, including frontis, which shows native thrown high in the air by a charging rhino. Good, with gilt and black lettering, florets and designs on light brown cloth covers. Covers sturdy, worn at spine ends and top corner of front cover. Frontis present Text and interior are very good. Contemporary quite fascinating newspaper clippings, some about the Zulu War, are attached to front and back end papers and paste-downs. Top margins of title and several other front pages stained. A great look into the Boers, early diamond mines, flora and fauns, by a great traveller and hunter. $165.00

James Joyce. The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies


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James Joyce. The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies. Servire Press, The Hague. Messageries Dawson, Paris. 1934. Wraps. First edition of 1000 copies of which this is 480. Haunting cover art by Joyce’s daughter, Lucia.  Text and interior are good to fine throughout. Very top front corner, 1/8″ creased. Tiny pair of marks above ‘Joyce’ on cover may be artist’s initials. ‘Dawson’ may be rarest of 4 variants, juding by no other examples currently on the market.  $520

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