Softcover. NY, Collins Design, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 528 pages. 500 Essential Graphic Novels is an all-in-one guide to this exciting form of visual literature.Including more than 350 authors and 400 artists, this lush volume contains an essential mix of some of the finest visually-stunning stories of our time. From politically-charged non-fiction sagas to imaginative fantasy tales, this ultimate guide has something to satisfy everyone's taste. The first of its kind, this book focuses on each graphic novel separately, honing in on art technique, style and prose, plus an age rating system so parents will know what is suitable for their children. Chapters are divided by genre, complete with individual plot synopses and star-scaled reviews for each book, providing the reader with a concise and balanced understanding of today's best graphic novels.
Hardcover. NY, Harper & Brothers, Revised Ed., 1958, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a worn and chipped dust jacket. 618 pages, b&w illustrations. Features a vast amount of factual data bout the customs and rituals of the Murngin, the result of several years of study in the region. This new revised edition has 16 charts, a map of the tribes and clans, 17 photos and a glossary. Some light pencil marking in a few chapters.
Hardcover. NY, Harcourt, Brace & World , 1st, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, in a worn, chipped dust jacket, 315 pages. Preface by Valetta Malinowska. Introduction by Raymond Firth. Translated by Norbert Guterman. Index of native terms by Mario Bick. With map endpapers, a facsimile page from a Trobiands diary, and three in text maps. A revealing record of the personal ordeals and professional discoveries of the well-known anthropologist during his early, crucial years in the primitive world of New Guinea. Published posthumously by his widow, Valetta Swann. The work is somewhat controversial, due to its ethnocentric and egocentric nature. Previous owner's name on verso of front fly leaf.
Softcover. Tucson, AZ, Southwest Parks , 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 88 pages. Softcover. Yellowing to front and back covers. An otherwise clean, unmarked copy with minor edgewear. Color photographs throughout.
Hardcover. NY, Doubleday & Co., reprint, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. Imaginative, artistic photography and stunning b&w photographs of luminaries such as Greta Garbo, Gary Cooper, Therese Duncan, The Sandburgs, Katherine Cornell, Gallant Fox and countless more. Despite having a 1963 date on the title page this is a later reprint with an ISBN number and no color images (as were in the first printing). Also the initials A.L.I.P. where flap price should be. Still, in beautiful condition with a nice dust jacket.
Hardcover. US, The Monacelli Press, 1st, 2010, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Near Fine, Hardcover, 208 pages, illustrated in color and b&w. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Moses is a notable fashion stylist. She looks at just what style is, how it evolves, and how we can create our own style. The book consists entirely of her witty watercolors, incorporated with words of wisdom distilled from her personal experience. It is a style journey both informative and imaginative.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1st, 1893, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth covers with a bright gilt design, deep purple endpapers, 309 pages. A collection of Jewett's short stories, including A Native of Winby, Decoration Day, Jim's Little Woman, The Failure of David Berry, The Passing of Sister Barsett, Miss Esther's Guest, The Flight of Betsy Lane, Between Mass and Vespers, and A Little Captive Maid. Binding design by Sarah Wyman Whitman. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 120 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. A glimpse inside the mind and artistic process of a fascinating contemporary cartoonist. Born to working-class parents in a small town in Italy, and reared in Chicago, Ivan Brunetti (b. 1967) was drawn to cartoons and comic strips from an early age. Finding inspiration in Spider-Man and Peanuts, he began crafting his own stories and gradually developed a unique style that he applied to imaginative, sometimes shocking subjects. The dark humor of his graphic novels earned him a cult following, yet his illustrations have had broad appeal. Now recognized as an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Brunetti has published his work in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and McSweeney's, among others.
Hardcover. New Haven , Yale University Press, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 120 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. A glimpse inside the mind and artistic process of a fascinating contemporary cartoonist. Born to working-class parents in a small town in Italy, and reared in Chicago, Ivan Brunetti (b. 1967) was drawn to cartoons and comic strips from an early age. Finding inspiration in Spider-Man and Peanuts, he began crafting his own stories and gradually developed a unique style that he applied to imaginative, sometimes shocking subjects. The dark humor of his graphic novels earned him a cult following, yet his illustrations have had broad appeal. Now recognized as an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Brunetti has published his work in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and McSweeney's, among others.
Hardcover. New Haven/Atlanta, Yale/High Museum of Art, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 176 pages, color illustrated. Like new copy in a bright dust jacket. Expressing the anxieties of the late nineteenth century and the uncertainties of the modern world, Edvard Munch (1862-1944) often depicted in his works dangerously seductive fin de siecle women, sickly figures, and isolated characters in barren landscapes. These powerful, haunting paintings are widely recognized and revered, especially his iconic work The Scream (1893). Yet few admirers of Munch's early works realize that the artist lived well into the twentieth century and was enormously productive almost to the time of his death. This compelling book, focusing on more than sixty of Munch's later paintings, reveals the surprising, vibrant work of a fascinating man who never ceased to grow as an artist. Following decades of restless wandering among the capitals of Europe, Munch suffered a breakdown in Copenhagen in 1908 and retreated to his native Norway. In 1916 he purchased an estate near present-day Oslo where he lived and worked, mostly in his outdoor studio, for the next twenty years. Although Munch never abandoned a deeply introspective approach to image-making,
Hardcover. NY, Viking Press, 1st, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket. Color photos by Alfred A. Cohen. A Sonoran Desert nature primer told by a small Papago girl (note that Tohono O?odham is now the proper name for these native Americans). Unusual book in that full color photographs are used throughout, rather than illustrations.
Hardcover. GR, Steidl, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 272 pages. One of the most intriguing and little studied forms of nineteenth-century photography is the tintype. Introduced in 1856 as a low-cost alternative to the daguerreotype and the albumen print, the tintype was widely marketed from the 1860s through the first decades of the twentieth century as the most popular photographic medium. The picture-making preference of the people, it was almost never used for celebrity portraiture: It was affordable, portable, unique and available almost everywhere. Because of its ubiquity, the tintype provides a startlingly candid record of the political upheavals that rocked the four decades following the American Civil War-and the personal anxieties they induced. As this book's author, Steven Kasher, argues, the tintype studio became a kind of performance space in which sitters could act out their personal identities. Sitters brought to the tintype studio not just their family and friends but also the tools of their trade, costumes, toys, stuffed animals and other such props. Often they would enact stereotypes and fantasies that reflected or challenged conventional gender, race and class roles. Surprisingly, the tintype was almost exclusively an American phenomenon, rarely used in other countries, and this book demonstrates how this modest form of photography provides extraordinary insight into the development of national attitudes and characteristics in the formative years of the early Modern era. Featured in this book are more than 200 remarkable examples of tintypes, mostly drawn from the Permanent Collection of the International Center of Photography in New York.
Softcover. New York , Ballantine Books, 1st thus, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 320 pages, b&w art by R. Crumb, Kevin Brown, Gregory Budgett and others. Clean, bright paperback. The classic collection of the comics that inspired the movie "American "Splendor, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival "American Splendor is the world's first literary comic book. Cleveland native Harvey Pekar is a true American original. A V.A. hospital file clerk and comic book writer, Harvey chronicles the ordinary and mundane in stories both funny and touching. His dead-on eye for the frustrations and minutiae of the workaday world mix in a delicate balance with his insight into personal relationships. Pekar has been compared to Dreiser, Dostoevsky, and Lenny Bruce. But he is truly more than all of them--he is himself. "Mr. Pekar has . . . proven that comics can address the ambiguities of daily living, that like the finest fiction, they can hold a mirror up to life."
Hardcover. NY, Scholastic Inc., 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 64 pages. SIGNED BY WILLARD on the title page. An A-to-Z gift collection of angels presents a celestial character for every occasion, such as a wish-delivering angel of Knapsacks and a dew-faced angel of Morning. Willard has assembled a collection of photographs of angel statuettes- ceramic, cloth, wood, or metal; blond, darkskinned, Oriental, or gnomish. Ingeniously arranged against backgrounds of light and shadow, posed against painted settings or among flowering plants, the full-page pictures offer a gallery of portraits. Some of the winged dolls are guardians of the mundane (eggs, flowers, ink, and vegetables), while others are more imaginative or visionary, associated with dreaming, night, planets, and "yonder." Rhyming couplets link the letters of the alphabet to the scenes and seek to make sense of the sometimes mystifying choices of settings.
Hardcover. NY, Princeton Architectural Press, 1st US, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, decorated cloth covers, oblong format. This is the first book to catalog comparative maps and tableaux that visualize the heights and lengths of the world's mountains and rivers. Produced predominantly in the nineteenth century, these beautifully rendered maps emerged out of the tide of exploration and scientific developments in measuring techniques. Beginning with the work of explorer Alexander von Humboldt, these historic drawings reveal a world of artistic and imaginative difference. Many of them give way--and with visible joy--to the power of fantasy in a mesmerizing array of realistic and imaginary forms. Most of the maps are from the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection at Stanford University.
Hardcover. NY, Simon & Schuster, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. In these imaginative poems you'll find animals that nobody has ever hear of-but that certainly ought to exist. Each poem in this collection is paired with a striking painting by renowned artist, Leonard Baskin, and will inspire young readers to invent their own animals that ought to be. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Harper and Brothers, reprint, 1893, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover in dark green cloth covers, 438 pages plus ads. B&W frontis. illustration, Gilt lettering on spine with Collins's facsimile signature in gilt on cover. A volume from the author's collected works. Antonina was begun in April 1846, delayed for a year during the writing of The Memoirs of William Collins, R.A., and published in 1850. It is written in a laborious, deliberately florid style using detail from Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and modelled on Bulwer-Lytton's The Last Days of Pompeii (1834). The plot is challenging, with many passages reading like a cross between a guide book to ancient Rome (based on Collins's visit in 1837) and a description of his father's paintings. Other sections, particularly the more horrific and violent, are vividly written and there are already indications of Collins's interest in physical handicap and abnormal states of mind, and his dislike of all forms of extremism. The conflict between the imaginative and artistic Antonina and her stern father is reworked to better effect in Collins's next novel, Basil. Antonina received good reviews, sold consistently and was reprinted throughout Collins's lifetime and well into the twentieth century. Exceptionally bright, clean copy.
Hardcover. Newport VT, J. M. Currier, 1st, 1870, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 256 pages, a collection of scientific papers dated Oct. 1870 through July 1874. Bound in black cloth with black leather spine and corners, gilt lettering and rules on spine. Subjects include geology, Pawnee Indians, flora and fauna, birds of Vermont, etc. Small water stain to top edge margin of center pages, otherwise very good. Pencil inscription inside front cover reads: "Compliments of Dr. Currier, 1892". Previous owner's bookplate.
Hardcover. New York , G.P.Putnam's Sons, 1st, 1929, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 356 pages, Hardcover with dust jacket. 46 B&W photos and a map. Dust jacket edgeworn, chipped, soiled. Light flecking to cloth blue color. Tight copy. Greenland expedition in the Effie M. Morrissey, commanded by Capt. Bob Bartlett. Streeter's account featuring the Montana Cowboy, Carl Dunrud, who came aboard the arctic exploration vessel, Morrissey, specifically for the purpose of roping and bringing back live polar bears and other Arctic animals. Numerous black and white photographs showing various scenes of Greenland and native Inuit costumes and habits.
Hardcover. Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 170 pages, blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. This book considers the relation between language and thought. Robert Wardy explores this huge topic by analyzing linguistic relativism with reference to a Chinese translation of Aristotle's Categories. He addresses some key questions, such as, do the basic structures of language shape the major thought patterns of its native speakers? Could philosophy be guided and constrained by the language in which it is done? And does Aristotle survive rendition into Chinese intact? Wardy's answers will fascinate philosophers, Sinologists, classicists, linguists and anthropologists, and make a major contribution to the scholarly literature.
Softcover. Seattle, Fantagraphics, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 120 pages. All cartoonists are geniuses, wrote John Updike, "but Arnold Roth especially so. He's an American original; irreverent, tireless, manicky, and secretly efficient... his work jumps with joy." You won't find better proof of this argument than this book, a generous, career-spanning collection of Roth's best cartoons and painted illustrations, originally created to serve as a catalog for a long-overdue gallery exhibition of this master cartoonist's work. From his early cartoons through his eye-popping and imaginative color illustrations for such magazines as Playboy, Esquire, TV Guide and Sports Illustrated, this book will delight any fan of superior cartooning. Color and black-and-white illustrations throughout
Hardcover. New York, Abrams ComicArts, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 224 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. Throughout his 25-year career, alternative cartoonist/screenwriter Daniel Clowes has always been ahead of artistic and cultural movements. Clowes has been praised for his emotionally compelling narratives that reimagine the ways that stories can be told in comics. The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist is the first monograph on this award-winning, New York Times-bestselling creator. It includes all of Clowes's best-known illustrations as well as rare and previously unpublished work, all reproduced from the original art.
Hardcover. New York, Alfred A Knopf , 1st, 1971, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 336 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Pictorial gray cloth with gilt title to spine. Pictorial dust jacket. Light wear and sun to covers and spine, else a very nice, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Morrow, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 160 pages. Illustrated in full color. In a clean, bright dust jacket. A commercial artist who started out sketching in the 1930s for pulp magazines, Lovell advanced to the glossier "slicks" in the 1950s and has since specialized in Old West, Plains Indian, and Civil War themes. He here presents from that long career his best canvases, among them his famed depictions of Lee's surrender and the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts' assault (in film, the climax of Glory). His spark of inspiration is usually to visualize an incident he has read of in the journals of the first white explorers and trappers, such as those of Lewis and Clark. Whether it's Clark firing his rifle or Indians encountering a cannon lost by Fremont, Native Americans are generally presented as wary but curious about the newcomers; Lovell puts the warfare outside of the frame. Themes aside, he works expertly with natural color, and though not a modern George Caitlin, his attention to the detail of Indian dress, carriage, and equipage is quite affecting, fully reflective of his respect for the cultures of Apache, Sioux, etc. A rich tribute to a captivating artist who evokes the West's vast landscape and its individual braves and traders in moods of exuberance and perseverance.
Hardcover. New York, William Morrow & Co, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 160 pages. Hardcover. Color illustrations. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. "A commercial artist who started out sketching in the 1930s for pulp magazines, Lovell advanced to the glossier "slicks" in the 1950s and has since specialized in Old West, Plains Indian, and Civil War themes. He here presents from that long career his best canvases, among them his famed depictions of Lee's surrender". Gorgeous color plates.
Hardcover. Washington DC, Smithsonian Books, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 292 pages, color and b&w photos. The famous, the infamous, and the never-before-seen are here in a remarkable 'democracy of images' Amelia Earhart, Abraham Lincoln, P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Lucille Ball, Greta Garbo, Babe Ruth; the earliest views of the moon and the earliest panoramic view of Damascus; rare Native American photography; views of Asia, Africa, and the American West; photographs of early flight, and much, much more. In a bright dust jacket.
Hardcover. Washington, Smithsonian Books, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 292 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Color and black and whote photos throughout. Clean, tight copy. The Smithsonian holds more than 13 million images spanning over 150 years of taking and collecting photographs. This largely unknown body of photography (most never before published) represents nothing less than the Smithsonian's effort, in the name of all Americans, to describe and comprehend the world. Open anywhere in these pages to be plunged into the history of our modernity, and see what the Smithsonian deemed important to document and preserve. The famous, the infamous, and the never-before-seen are here in a remarkable "democracy of images": Amelia Earhart, Abraham Lincoln, P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Lucille Ball, Greta Garbo, Babe Ruth; the earliest views of the moon and the earliest panoramic view of Damascus; rare Native American photography; views of Asia, Africa, and the American West; photographs of early flight, and much, much more. By recording the act of seeing, and of what was seen, both photography and the Smithsonian have shaped our sense of ourselves, as individuals, as a people, and as a country.
NY, Crowell, 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, price-clipped dust jacket. B&w Illustrations by Glo Coalson. Story about a lame boy who has learned from a neighboring Eskimo tribe to train sled dogs. An Athasbascan Indian tale.
Hardcover. NY, Greenwillow, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 40 pages, color illustrations by Paul Zelinsky. SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR. The huge but rather childlike character featured in Prelutsky and Zelinsky's Awful Ogre's Awful Day (2001) returns in a new volume of light verse accomplanied by full-page and double-page illustrations. Taking place during the one-eyed ogre's summer vacation, the first-person poems run the gamut from somewhat gross ("Awful Ogre Has Insomnia") to droll ("Awful Ogre Attends a Concert") to tenderhearted ("Awful Ogre Pays a Visit") to sublime ("Awful Ogre Goes Dragon-Watching"). Prelutsky shows his sure sense of rhythm and rhyme as well as his child-pleasing sense of humor in this series of 17 clearly written poems. Most appear on double-page spreads, accompanied by large ink-and-watercolor illustrations that reflect the tone of the verse. Highlighting the barely controlled chaos of this amiable ogre's world, the pictures create a visually imaginative setting where anything can happen and, in the fun-to-discover details, something often does.
Softcover. NY, Atlantic Monthly, Uncorr. Proof wraps, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Paperback. Uncorrected proof. Like new.The book opens with the disappearance of a man named Franko Bradovich in Kosovo. Franko, a native Montanan posing as a local, was a spy of sorts, an operative who was helping the Lucani (a loose affiliation of DEA, FBI, CIA, etc. agents operating outside the law) bust a drug trafficking scheme from Bulgaria through Kosovo and Serbia to Europe. Franko was living with the family of a farmer named Daliljaj (and was in love with the farmer's daughter Fedima) and an apparently helpful American-raised Slav (Bozi Bazok), who's become part of the Serb army's shock troops, has warned Franko that the army was headed toward them with bloodshed in mind. Later, though, Franko, who's been posing as a drug trafficker, is brought in by local police for questioning and is beaten--making Bazok's helpfulness questionable at best. Either way, Franko can't really afford to stick around. Bazok agrees to help him and, reluctantly, Daliljaj, Fedima, and their relatives, escape the sweep, in exchange for the massive quantities of drugs he believes Franko is hiding. But Bazok betrays him and slaughters Daliljaj and all of Fedima's other family while they wait for Franko to return with transport. When Franko returns, Bazok has disappeared, taking Fedima with him.
Hardcover. Daylight Books, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 104 pages. Barmaid presents images by American photographer John Arsenault, who worked at the Eagle LA as a barback, or "barmaid," as Arsenault liked to refer to the position. The series consists of customer and employee portraits, interior landscapes from the bar, and self-portraits. These photographs reflect an insider view of the iconic bar.John Arsenault is a Los Angeles based photographer. His photography is internationally exhibited and is included in the Nerman Museum & Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.The Massachusetts native attended the School of Visual Arts, and since then has been lending his unscripted, unusual and totally authentic work to clients ranging from The New Yorker and Volkswagen to Goldman Sachs and Out Magazine
Hardcover. Lincoln NE, University of Nebraska Press, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 146 pages, in a lightly worn dust jacket. Bead on an Anthill is the story of a Lakota girl's experiences growing up in Nebraska and on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the 1960s and 1970s. Raised in a home without books, Delphine Red Shirt relied on family and friends as her "books" and wove their stories into her own. Like her ancestors, she felt a powerful connection to the openness of the Plains. She participated in coming-of-age ceremonies and learned the special rules for stringing beads together and the messages conveyed by hairstyles. At the same time, Red Shirt became increasingly aware of the distance between her world and that of her ancestors.
Softcover. NY/London, Routledge, 1st, 2008, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 248 pages. Light pecil marking to 6 pages. Mild shelf wear. Laurel Schneider takes the reader on a vivid journey from the origins of "the logic of the One" - only recently dubbed monotheism - through to the modern day, where monotheism has increasingly failed to adequately address spiritual, scientific, and ethical experiences in the changing world. In Part I, Schneider traces a trajectory from the ancient history of monotheism and multiplicity in Greece, Israel, and Africa through the Constantinian valorization of the logic of the One, to medieval and modern challenges to that logic in poetry and science. She pursues an alternative and constructive approach in Part II: a "logic of multiplicity" already resident in Christian traditions in which the complexity of life and the presence of God may be better articulated. Part III takes up the open-ended question of ethics from within that multiplicity, exploring the implications of this radical and realistic new theology for the questions that lie underneath theological construction: questions of belonging and nationalism, of the possibility of love, and of unity. In this groundbreaking work of contemporary theology, Schneider shows that the One is not lost in divine multiplicity, and that in spite of its abstractions, divine multiplicity is realistic and worldly, impossible ultimately to abstract.
Hardcover. Albuquerque NM, University of New Mexico , 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 204 pages. B&w illustrations throughout. gilt titles on spine. Includes extensive bibliography. Faint foxing to top edge, otherwise a clean, tight copy. The photographs of Simeon Schwemberger, who worked as lay brother at the Franciscan Mission of St. Michaels near Windowrock, AZ, from 1901 through 1908. His outstanding photographs of the Native American Indians in that area are coupled with the fine essay by Michele M. Penhall. This photographers work has been compared with the work of Charles Lummis, A.C. Vroman, and J.K. Hillers.
Hardcover. Norman OK, University of Oklahoma Press, 1st , 1950, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dustjacket. Ground plans of the Indian villages of New Mexico and Arizona with aerial photos & scale drawings.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1st, 1916, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, gray cloth stamped with black lettering. 314 pages, frontis, plates from photos. A description of a stay of over a decade in Gaboon (French Congo), at various mail stations, with much on the missionary activities, schools, and the native peoples in the area including the Njem tribe in the Lomie district, about 400 miles inland from the coastal town of Kribi. This copy from a YMCA library with a stamp and an envelope on the front endpapers, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. W. Palm Beach FL, Streamline Press, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 463 pages, profusely illustrated with b&w photos. Radio has just celebrated its 75th anniversary and it's as vital and varied as ever. Rhoads, a zealous radio historian and archivist, has captured radio's exuberance and fluency in this marvelous collection of more than 900 photographs, many of which have never before been published. This collection of portraits, both posed and candid, of radio personalities is a veritable radio hall of fame, showcasing everyone from Jack Benny to Howard Stern. Rhoads begins with photographs chronicling the rise of the pioneering Pittsburgh station, KDKA, the first to achieve continuous broadcasting, then keeps pace with radio's rapid growth, offering rare documentation of every type of on-air performer, from men of the cloth delivering the first on-air services to vaudevillians, conductors, sportscasters, and dramatists, many of whom went on to achieve fame in Hollywood. Styles change, but the magic continues as radio continues to evolve in conjunction with its competitor, television. On-air performers gave way to disc jockeys and talk show hosts, but talents such as Garrison Keillor and various NPR contributors have helped keep imaginative radio alive and well.
Hardcover. Glendo, Wyoming , High Plains Publishing, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket, 244 pages. An incorrigible trickster, a clever thief, a rogue, sometimes a magnanimous hero, often a vengeful loser, but always a survivor, Coyote is the most complex character in the Nez Perce cycle of traditional myths. An anthropological analysis of Coyote's social relations with the other characters reveals how the myths, while entertaining stories, also impart traditional cultural values, proper social relations, and other practical information. Coyote's actions are often humorous, with consequences that account for many of the blessings and hardships of the Nez Perce experience. These translations from the native language are the most reliable and the most comprehensive available. Supplemented by myths from Archie Phinney and Herbert Spinden, Deward Walker's collection provides insights into the world and the myths of the Nez Perce Indians.
Hardcover. Norman OK, University of Oklahoma Press, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The author peels back the lid on one of the worst secrets of the Mormon settlement of Utah--the massacre of a wagon train by Mormon militiamen and their Native American allies at lowland creek called Mountain Meadows. In 1857, over 100 men, women, and children in a wagon train from Arkansas were murdered in southern Utah by local settlers aided by Southern Paiute warriors. For 50 years, Mormon historian Juanita Brooks's The Mountain Meadows Massacre has been the standard work on the subject. Here, independent historian and Salt Lake Tribune columnist Bagley claims only to extend Brooks's work. But by using documents not available to Brooks and by following her example in pursuing the truth wherever it led him while not going beyond the available evidence, he confirms her private opinion that territorial Mormon leader and governor Brigham Young was heavily involved in both the massacre and its cover-up. In the process, Bagley has produced the new standard work on the massacre. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harper & Brothers, reprint , 1923, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 274 pages. Illustrated with full color and black & white plates by Frederic Remington. Brown paper covered boards with cover pastedown of Remington drawing. black cloth spine. Copyright page with 1923 date and Harper's G-B code indicating later printing of 1st edition. Light foxing to outer edges of some pages and plates. Fraying to cloth at top of spine. Light darkening of pages close to gutter. Still an attractive copy.
Hardcover. US, Last Gasp, 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover with no dust jacket. Like new in publisher's shrink wrap. Clean, tight copy. The Book of Weirdo is the definitive - and hugely entertaining- examination of Weirdo magazine, renowned underground comix cartoonist Robert Crumb's legendary humor comics anthology, which was originally published throughout the 1980s. A "low-brow" counterpoint to Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouley's rather high-faluttin' RAW comix publication, Weirdo influenced an entire generation of alternative and neo-underground artists, as well as creative refuge for the underground comix veterans, and this book features the complete story of the well-recalled comics magazine, along with testimonials from over 130 of the publication's contributors, including interviews with Weirdo's three editors - R. "Keep on Truckin'" Crumb, Peter "Hate" Bagge, and Aline "The Bunch" Kominsky-Crumb - and publisher "Baba Ron" Turner. 288 pages.
Hardcover. Flagstaff, AZ, Northland Publishing, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Color illustrations by Bill Farnsworth. In a Native American buffalo jump, a hunter lures a herd of buffalo to follow him, rouses them to a stampede pace (he's on foot, by the way) and jumps off a cliff: while he drops safely onto a narrow ledge in the cliff wall, the buffalo plummet over his head to their deaths below. Here, a Blackfoot boy named Little Blaze wishes to lead the buffalo jump, an act of bravery that would earn him his adult name. When his older brother is chosen instead, Little Blaze is resentful, but the brother trips and Little Blaze dashes to the rescue. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Harry N Abrams, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 208 pages illustrated in color. A surprising look at who designed for Disney: Michael Graves, Frank Gehry, Aldo Rossi, Robert Venturi etc. Based on interviews with those involved plus original photos and drawings. From fairy-tale castles to extraordinary buildings designed by the world's most distinguished architects, The Walt Disney Company has set new standards for the imaginative use of popular imagery in architecture. The company's enormously influential architectural philosophy, first expressed more than fifty years ago at Disneyland, draws on characters and settings from the world's most compelling legends and stories, especially Disney's own remarkable animated films. Clean copy.
Softcover. Kearney NE, Dawson County Historical Society, 2nd pr., Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. This 190 page book "details the events leading up to the Plum Creek Massacre, the attack itself and Mrs. Morton's six-month ordeal at the hands of the Cheyenne. Follow her day-to-day account of life with the Indians and her struggle to survive. Witness the courage of the 19 year old woman as she faces tremendous odds and survives to tell the story." Contains two page fold-out map. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, 1st, 1949, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, tan cloth with black stamping. B&W illustrations by Rod Ruth, 204 pages. Ex-library copy but clean and tight, light stamping and residue."Tuktu is the name by which the Barren Ground caribou is known to nearly all of the Eskimo tribes of Arctic America." A fictional story based on the near extinction of the caribou poputation and it's effect on native tribes.
Hardcover. Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico Press, 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 195 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Blue pictorial dust jacket. Light shelfwear to covers, else like new.Traces the life of the Navajo artist, including his experiences as a code talker for the Marines in World War II, and looks at his paintings and watercolors.
Hardcover. New York, Aperture Foundation, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 128 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Black and white photographs. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Small abrasion on rear end paper. Covering performance art since is nasence at the East Village's Pyramid Club, the WOW Cafe, 8BC, and other clubs in the early eighties McAdams became the in-house photo archivist at the infamous performance space, P.S. 122, the home of cutting-edge theater that eschews convention as it draws energy and inspiration from all media. At P.S. 122 and other alternative performance spaces such as The Kitchen and Dance Theater Workshop, McAdams developed her long-term relationships with many performers.
Hardcover. NY, Gallimard, 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 392 pages. Profusley illustrated, this book explores a hitherto overlooked topic in Chagall studies - the connection between Chagall and music. This intimate relationship, which ran deep in both his family history and the Jewish culture of his native city, was particularly meaningful in Chagall's creations for the stage. His works for the Jewish Theatre (Moscow, 1919-1920) and the ballets 'Aleko' (Mexico, 1942), 'The Firebird' (New York, 1945), 'Daphnis et Chloe' (1958) and 'The Magic Flute' (New York, 1967) celebrate the links he established between music, large-scale set design, and the material design of costumes. Chagall's monumental projects in the 1960s, such as the ceiling of the Paris Opera (1964) and his decorative architectural program for the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in New York (1966), are a reflection of his notion of 'total art', and his explorations in the universality of music and its translation into the spatial dimension. Music was a constant source of inspiration to Chagall. Clean, bright copy. No dust jacket.