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Principia Mathematica
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Principia Mathematica

by Russell, Bertrand; Alfred North Whitehead

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Cambridge: University Press, 1913. First Edition. First edition. Three volumes. ix, [5], 666; xxxiv, 772; x, 491 pp. Bound in publisher's navy cloth, spines lettered in gilt; housed in custom folding cloth box. Good condition overall. Unsophisticated copies, pleasantly not-ex-library (very uncommon in commerce thus), but certainly fragile. Rubbing to lettering, staining and edge wear to cloth, boards exposed at extremities; contents toned, brittle with age, and sometimes faintly foxed. Hinges of Vol. I starting; rear board split at head but holding; a few pages detached; about a fifth of pp.1-2 torn off but retained; circular tear to last several leaves of the volume. Vol. II has occasional marginal chipping including to lower corners of about 160 pages, not affecting text; tiny wormholes to inner margins of prelims; hinges worn with a few pages detached. Vol. III cloth chipped along edges; bump to bottom inner corner of textblock. A truly rare first edition of one of the major intellectual… Read More
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Large Archive of Documents on Japanese Internment from the War Relocation Authority
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Large Archive of Documents on Japanese Internment from the War Relocation Authority

by The War Relocation Authority

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[Various Places]: The War Relocation Authority, 1956. A substantial archive of over 300 individual documents, plus a few duplicates, relating to Japanese internment during WWII, forming a very thorough view of the federal agency that directed their imprisonment, The War Relocation Authority. Such a sizeable collection of WRA documents is extremely rare in commerce. All the major facets of the dark, disturbing episode of Japanese internment are represented in this archive: its basic legal and historical outlines, the WRA's publicity and propaganda and its reception in the US, the WRA's groundbreaking use of social sciences in service of repressive American policies, life and death in the camps, and the ending of internment. The essential history of internment can be said to begin with Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9102 establishing the War Relocation Authority, included in mimeograph format. Around that time and later an Index-Digest of Opinions by the Office of the Solicitor compiles legal… Read More
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(An Extensive Run of a Japanese Internment Camp Newspaper) The Topaz Times [and] Topazu Taimuzu
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(An Extensive Run of a Japanese Internment Camp Newspaper) The Topaz Times [and] Topazu Taimuzu

by Katayama, Taro [Managing Editor]; Iwao Kawakami [Weekly Editor]

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Topaz, UT: The Topaz Times, 1945. Four hundred issues of The Topaz Times; 197 of which are in English and 203 in Japanese; with 47 fragments of various issues, 17 illustrated calendars, and nine pieces of ephemera including high school newspapers from Topaz War Relocation Center, Ram-bler and Topazette. Following two Pre-Issues from September of 1942, the run spans from Vol. II #49 (February 27, 1943) to Vol. X #19 (March 6, 1945). The newspaper was issued with varying frequency, from daily to weekly or less. Illustrated with drawings, many of which are cartoons. Each issue from 2 to 10 pages or so, generally printed on both sides of mimeographed sheets measuring about 36.5 x 22.5 cm (14¼" x 8 ¾"). Stitched together into monthly groups, or fascicles, with string through small holes in the top margins. Very Good overall with some edge wear, chips, and tears; very infrequent loss of text or biopredation. Most issues appear complete but archive is sold "as is" with regards to completeness. Rare. The… Read More
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Cane
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Cane

by Toomer, Jean; Waldo Frank [Foreword]

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New York: Boni & Liveright, 1923. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing of the classic Harlem Renaissance novel. Extremely rare, signed by Jean Toomer and inscribed to a former owner on the front free endpaper, "To Fay De Frantz with warm regards for one who feels so warmly about this book and its author [signed] Jean Toomer". Bound in publisher's buff cloth stamped in yellow and black; lacking the scarce dust jacket. Very Good with light lean to binding, light soiling and wear to cloth. Pages tanned, small tear and crease to the top of the front free endpaper, several margins show chips or short mended tears at the fore edge. Glue repair to hinge at rear pastedown and evidence of removal of an old bookseller ticket with offsetting to the rear free endpaper. The first appearance of a classic of modern American fiction and pinnacle of the Harlem Renaissance. In his foreword Waldo Frank dubs it "a harbinger of the South's literary maturity: of its emergence from the obsession put… Read More
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Quicksand
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Quicksand

by Larsen, Nella

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's orange cloth ruled in dark blue and lettered in gilt. Near Fine with light fading to spine cloth, light crease to top corner of rear board, gilt on spine is oxidized and top edge is a little dust-soiled. Foxing to textblock edge. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket, spine toned and lightly soiled, a thumb-nail chip and crimping to the crown, a short tear to the top end of the front flap fold, and several small nicks along the spine joints. The most obviously autobiographical of Larsen's two novels, Quicksand is the story of a bi-racial young woman who sets out on a mission to to find the people among whom she will feel she belongs. In a letter to close personal friend Carl van Vechten, Larsen referred to the emotional experiences of the novel as "the awful truth", as she herself struggled with finding a sense of belonging between the worlds of her Danish mother and African… Read More
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The Feynman Lectures on Physics
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The Feynman Lectures on Physics

by Feynman, Richard; Robert B. Leighton; Matthew Sands

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Reading, MA; Palo Alto, CA; London: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co, 1965. First edition. First edition, first printings of all three books, with first editions of their respective exercise books. Signed by Richard Feynman in ink beneath on preface of Vol. I. Complete in three volumes, perfect bound in original red cloth lettered in white and gilt; exercise books in stapled wraps. Very Good, with light foxing to edges and shelf wear, spine slightly sunned. No writing or marks in text. Spine of Vol. I slightly concave. slight curve to boards of Vol. III. Exercise books are in Near Fine condition overall; Vol. II wraps slightly worn. A stamped envelope and a sheet of notes from the former owner laid in. A rare signed set of the important lectures Feynman gave at the California Institute of Technology, 1961-1963. Feynman received a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics. This set belonged to the noted physicist Peter D. Zimmerman,… Read More
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The Black Panther: Black Community News Service (Collection of 233 issues, 1967-1980)
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The Black Panther: Black Community News Service (Collection of 233 issues, 1967-1980)

by Black Panther Party; Emory Douglas [Artist]; Huey Newton; Bobby Seale; Eldridge Cleaver, et al.

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Oakland & San Francisco: The Black Panther Party, 1980. First edition. An extensive collection of 236 numbers in 233 issues (Volume 2, Numbers 15-17 are printed in a single volume and Volume 6, Numbers 13 and 14 are as well). Intermittent run spanning from the first volume to the final volume (the 20th). Newspaper changed title to The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service on March 13, 1971.Contents: Volume 1, Number 6; Vol. 2, Nos. 1-3, 5-7, (15-17), 18, 19, 21; Vol. 3, Nos. 1, 3, 6, 7, 9-12, 16, 17, 19-21, 26, 27, 29, 29 [sic], 31; Vol. 4, Nos. 3, 3 [sic], 4, 7, 8, 8 [sic], 9, 12-15, 17, 18, 18 [but 19], 20, 21, 22, 22 [sic], 27, 28, 28 [sic], 29; Vol. 5, Nos. 4, 12, 13, 15-18, 20-25, 27, 30; Vol. 6, Nos. 1-6, 10, 11, (13-14), 16, 18, 21, 23-30; Vol. 7, Nos. 1, 3, 8, 19-27, 29, 30; Vol. 8, Nos. 1-25, 28-30; Vol. 9, Nos. 1, 3-8, 10, 12-15; Vol.10, Nos. 15, 18, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30; Vol. 11, Nos. 12, 14, 15, 21, 23, 26, 29; Vol. 12, Nos. 1, 7, 12, 15, 16, 30; Vol. 13, Nos. 2, 7, 11, 12, 19, 20, 21,… Read More
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Deeper Wrong; Or, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Written by Herself
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Deeper Wrong; Or, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Written by Herself

by [Jacobs, Harriet]; Linda Brent [Pseudonym]; Lydia Maria [Editor]

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London: W. Tweedie, 1862. First British Edition. Very Good+. First British edition, first printing of the scarce feminist narrative of escape from slavery, and the first published slave narrative by a woman. 306 pp. In a recent half faux-leather over marbled boards, new endpapers. Very Good+. Former owner bookplate and penciled "[Linda M. Brent]" to front pastedown. Contents tanned, thumbed and sporadically spotted, with an occasional corner crease. A truly scarce landmark of American literature, many times more rare in commerce and at auction than many of the 19th century ex-slave narratives with which is often compared such as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It was long thought to be fictional, utilizing the narrative techniques of the sentimental novel as it does and published under a pseudonym, until the 1980s when historian Jean Fagan Yellin established it was Harriet Jacobs' autobiography. In particular, the attention Jacobs called to the sexual abuse and exploitation of female… Read More
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The Law of Success [Lessons 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Only]
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The Law of Success [Lessons 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Only]

by Hill, Napoleon

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Cleveland, OH: Napoleon Hill, 1925. First Edition. Good. Incomplete. First edition of the incredibly rare 1925 version of Napoleon Hill's Law of Success. An incomplete set with eight volumes only [of 15, according to Wikipedia; other sources mention 16], including Lessons 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. Bound in publisher's original black pebbled semi-flexible boards. Good to Fair. Evidence of old moisture contact and damage affecting some volumes more than others, with some old mildew staining and spotting from this present. Covers worn with titles mostly rubbed, some splayed a little, pages are mostly clean but with a few pencil markings. Staining to top edge of one volume. Prior to the 8-volume 1928 expanded edition, Hill self-published this work as found here in fifteen volumes. It is rumored that only 118 sets were originally printed. Volumes from these 1925 sets are extremely rare to market.
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The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King
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The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King

by Tolkien, J. R. R.

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London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954. First Edition. Fine. 1954, 1954, 1955. Three volumes. First edition, first printings, signed by J.R.R. Tolkien on the title page of The Two Towers. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, spines decorated and titled in gilt, with "Eye of Sauron" to front boards in gilt, dark green endpapers, and edges gilt. Housed in a red leather entry slipcase. Folding maps in red and black at rear of each volume. Fine. Pages lightly tanned. Tolkien's epic trilogy is considered one of the greatest fantasy works ever written and is among the best-selling books of all time. Its contribution to popular culture has been profound to say the least.
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Written by Herself
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Written by Herself

by [Jacobs, Harriet]; Linda Brent [Pseudonym]; Lydia Maria [Editor]

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Boston: Published for the Author [by Thayer & Eldridge], 1861. First Edition. Very Good. First edition. 306 pp. Bound in recent three-quarters leather over marbled boards. Very Good, page 96/97 lacking and provided in facsimile, several leaves either remargined or repaired at the gutter. Soiling, staining, creases and wear to contents throughout, contemporary former owner names to front free endpaper and top of title page, and vintage private ownership label to top margin of contents page. A truly scarce landmark of American literature, many times more rare in commerce and at auction than many of the 19th century ex-slave narratives with which is often compared such as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It was long thought to be fictional, utilizing the narrative techniques of the sentimental novel as it does and published under a pseudonym, until the 1980s when historian Jean Fagan Yellin established it was Harriet Jacobs' autobiography. In particular, the attention Jacobs called to the… Read More
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Ulysses
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Ulysses

by Joyce, James

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London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1937. First Edition Thus. Near Fine. An exceedingly scarce presentation copy of the first English edition printed in England, limited issue signed by James Joyce. One of 100 copies (from a total edition of 1000 copies, this copy unnumbered) printed on mould-made paper and bound in full calf vellum. This copy was reserved for presentation by the author, unnumbered at the colophon with the words "Presentation Copy" inscribed in calligraphy below the limitation. The only other copy of this edition of 100 that we could locate that bears the presentation inscription (this copy also unnumbered) was from Joyce's private library now housed in the Poetry Collection at the University at Buffalo. They also hold two other copies of the Bodley Head Ulysses (1/900) that also bear the words "Presentation Copy" on the edition statement: one having been owned by Joyce and the other by Sylvia Beach. Bound in publisher's original full calf vellum with gilt Homeric bows designed by… Read More
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Fahrenheit 451
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Fahrenheit 451

by Bradbury, Ray

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New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. First Edition. Asbestos Binding. Fine/Fine. First edition in perhaps the nicest example of this dust jacket extant in the world today; a rarity that practically glows. Number 25 of 200 copies with limited issue asbestos binding, hand numbered and signed by Ray Bradbury on the colophon. Approximately 50 copies of which were sold in trade dust jackets though not called for, and this is one of those copies. [viii], 199, (3) pp. Johns-Manville Quinterra asbestos binding, lettered in red. Fine, with light ambient toning to the boards, light offsetting to the front free endpaper and contents lightly tanned. In a Fine dust jacket, with absolutely no fading (we have never seen one without fading); two micro-tears to the edge, a minuscule crease to the top corner of the rear panel and trivial rubbing at the folds. The classic dystopian, anti-censorship novel, plus two short stories "The Playground" and "The Rock Cried Out." A sought-after signed limited edition with the dust… Read More
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The Great Gatsby
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The Great Gatsby

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition, Second Printing. Very Good. First edition, second printing, one of 3,000 copies, with all six textual errors from the first printing corrected. Signed by F. Scott Fitzgerald and inscribed "For Dorothy Bissell, April 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald, in memory of hot arguments over the Supreme Court and the autonomy of Barcelona." Bound in publisher's original dark green cloth with spine lettered in gilt and upper board in blind; lacking the scarce dust jacket; housed in a custom chemise case. Very Good with a few abrasions to the cloth most notably at the spine, a patch of slight discoloration along the top edge of the rear cover, light occasional foxing throughout. Signed copies of the author's best-known work are scarce and desirable. This copy was auctioned by Christie's in 1983, and again in 1994. In 1983 it was sold alongside copies of This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and the Damned, also inscribed by Fitzgerald to Dorothy Bissell in a… Read More
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The New Negro: An Appreciation
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The New Negro: An Appreciation

by [NAACP] Locke, Alain [Editor], W. E. B. Du Bois; James Weldon Johnson; Walter White; [Clarence Darrow]

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New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1925. First Edition. Very Good/Good. First edition in the rare dust jacket. A preeminent association and presentation copy of this cornerstone of the Harlem Renaissance signed by three of its contributors, Harlem Renaissance heavy-weights and NAACP leadership W. E. B. Du Bois, James Weldon Johnson and inscribed by Walter White on the half-title page to one of the foremost defense attorneys of the twentieth century Clarence Darrow. While all three signers are considered major figures in the Harlem Renaissance, Du Bois is also seen as a luminary, forefather and mentor to the movement. Additionally to Johnson and Du Bois' signatures, Walter White, who was then serving as the NAACP's assistant-secretary, has inscribed this copy "For Clarence Darrow with the warmest regard and affection of Walter White / New York / 10 December 1925". W. E. B. Du Bois was a co-founder of the NAACP and James Weldon Johnson was secretary to the organization in December of 1925. Recipient… Read More
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