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The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 1992. Manuscript. Quarto. VG condition materials. Loose pages in white paper envelope. Loose pages clean, some wear from handling but not much. Diskette included but untested. Lot being sold as-is. An interesting relic from the dial-up era of the early 1990's. Shelved on shelf above 7's ephemera items, in Netdesk office.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1886. Octavo; Fair condition hardcover; exposed spine (see photos). Front and rear covers deteriorating (see photo), leather quality weakened but padding material between leather and cardboard layers still present, Binding weakened to where both boards and a few signatures are loose but present. Textblock agetoned, relatively clean for the condition (see photos). NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 1, in Netdesk office.
1948. A poster and ephemera for Orson Welles' 1948 film adaptation of Macbeth; ephemera includes ticket, two invitations to a private film showing, and a program for the event; all items age toned; poster significantly faded; all corners of poster chipped; inch-long closed tear at right side of poster; overall good condition; protected in a mylar sleeve; not examined out of sleeve. Poster dimensions: height 22 inches x width 14 inches. Located at Dupont store.
Black binder with hole-punched items inside. Contents included: -Dungeon Lord's Adventure logs -Character Profile sheets -NPC Record sheets -Optional Money System and item cost sheets -NPC Personality sheets -Random Event sheet -Law and Justice sheet -Encounter Log sheets Also include are a business card, Dungeon Master certificate, Character Death Certificates, Role Playing Award sheets (not pictured). Some spotting to title sheet (as seen in picture), otherwise clean NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf above 7's Ephemera section.
Washington, D.C. History and Research Division, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, 1970. September 1970. Booklet [5x7]; VG-/paperback; off-white wrappers with black lettering; covers have few slight smudges; exterior wear; intact panels; text block clean; frontispiece; illustrated; pp 30 NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 11, in Netdesk office.
Washington, D.C. History and Research Division, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, 1971. April 1971. Booklet [5x7]; VG-/paperback; off-white wrappers with black lettering; covers have few slight smudges; exterior wear; intact panels; text block clean; illustrated; pp 28 NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 11, in Netdesk office.
Washington, D.C. History and Research Division, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, 1970. March 1970. Booklet [5x7]; VG-/paperback; off-white wrappers with black lettering; covers have few slight smudges; exterior wear; intact panels; text block clean; illustrated; pp 33 NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 11, in Netdesk office.
New York: S Editions, Smithmark Publishers, 1999. 12mo; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white and black with red print; DJ is clean and bright; Boards in illustrated paper, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the front flyleaf; unpaged, illustrated (color).
Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1854. Second edition, revised and improved. Octavo; Second edition, revised and improved; Fair; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, spine caps torn away, worn, exposed corners and bottom edge, slight stains/blemishes on front; Text block has cracked front hinge, pencil note on front endpapers, significant foxing throughout; 544 pages.
Paris: Editions J. Oliven, 1948. Octavo; Fair+ Paperback; Brown spine with Black text; Covers have some edgewear, some shelfwear, small closed tears along head and tail edges, spine partially missing along head edge, open tear along tail edge of front cover, small open tear along tail edge of spine, open tear along tail edge of rear cover near spine, small closed tears along edges of rear cover, bending to corners; Textblock has large closed tear to front endpaper, writing in red on front endpaper, age toning; 219 pp; Text in French.
New York City: The John Golden Theatre/The Playbill, 1956. Stapled pamphlet; 20 pages; Playbill for the fourth week of performances of Waiting for Godot, which opened on Broadway on April 19, 1956 (this program is dated May 7). some general wear to the paper, toning, one area of creasing on front wrap. Shelved in folder in case 0.
Austin: African and Afro-American Studies and Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1974. Octavo; pp 118; G/paperback; beige spine without text; occasional publication; covers show sun darkened spine and edges; previous bookshop's sticker to front; intact binding; text block has slightly toned exterior edges; lightly stamped numbers to title page; interior clean; illustrated.
Amsterdam: Real Free Press, 1975. Booklet [6x8]; pp 33; G+/paperback; light yellow pictorial exterior; covers show light rubbing; red/yellow/black text to front; intact panels; text block exterior edges have minimal wear; frontispiece; inside covers illustrated; interior clean; illustrated; tight binding.
Memphis, TN: Dennis McHaney, 1975. 594/600. Booklet [5x7]; pp 26; VG-/paperback; black/blue/ivory pictorial front; covers show light soiling; black text to front; intact panels; limited, numbered copies; this is 594 of 600; text block exterior edges have minimal wear; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated; tight binding NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 10, in Netdesk office.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1910. Booklet [6x8]; pp 96; Fair/paperback; blue spine without text; covers have tape mends to front; exterior has slight toning to panels; ink to front; blue bookbinder's tape to spine and rear panel; minor chips to edges; tape mends to panel head edge; black illustration and lettering to front; text block has light wear to exterior edges; slight peeling to head edge to frontispiece; light pencil inside front cover; illustrated;.
n.p. Board of Game Commissioners, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, n.d. Booklet [6x8]; pp 47; Fair/paperback; blue spine without text; covers have tape mends to front; modest wear otherwise to exterior; blue bookbinder's tape to spine; minor chips to edges; black illustration and lettering to front; text block has light wear to exterior edges; slight peeling to head edge to frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated;.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1888. Booklet [6x8]; pp ; Fair/paperback; grayish green covers have slight foxing; tape mends to spine; black lettering to front; minor chips to corners; previous owner's name stamped to front; text block has slight toning; illustrated; slight creasing to first few pages;.
Los Angeles: A Crawford Publication, 1945. 12mo; G-; Paperback; Spine, staple binding; Lacks cover apart from title page; Text block has slight tears to fore edge, significant age-toning, else clean and tight; "Wehman Bros., Publishers, Hackensack, N.J."-- stamped on title page; 79 pages. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 3, in Netdesk office.
Washington: The Stylus Publishing Company, 1930. 12mo; Fair; Paperback; Spine, green without print; Cover has tears at spine ends exposing binding, creases to spine, creasing on front, chipping along edges of over-sized paper cover, slight stain on rear; Text block has cracked front hinge, spine break at p. 78, slight smudge to front flyleaf; Signed in ink by the author on the front flyleaf; 112 pages. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 6, in Netdesk office.
Philadelphia: The Academy Academy of Political and Social Science, 1965. Booklet [5x7]; pp 214; Fair/paperback; dark beige spine with black text; orange covers show several chips to spine and edges; sunned spine and head edge; minor wear to edges; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name to first page; slight defect to front hinge; interior clean; illustrated;.
n. p. Oklahoma Anthropological Society, 1954-1955. Large Octavo; unpaginated; fair; tan/black and copper metal spine without text; no jacket; HC binding; cloth has noticeable soiling to exterior; some rubbing wear to corners; sticker to front; sturdy boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; plate to front pastedown; occasional pencil inside as margin notes and underlining; light foxing inside; one or two chips to edges; lightly illustrated;.
paris: Kossuth printing house [imprimerie Kossuth et ], 1892. Thin oblong quarto, VG- condition. Gray cloth spine with no text, boards shelfworn, rubbing to corners, occasional staining (see photos), binding still strong; Textblock darkened from age, two white tape lines on rear of front endpaper, otherwise clean, several B&W illustrations, one color print on front endpaper, book inscribed by author/illustrator to Prince Hermann de Saxe-Weimar of house Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (see photo for details). 56pp. See all seven images for details. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. NOTE: Too large to shelf in ephemera boxes, shelved inbetween boxes #7 and #8, in Netdesk office.
Washington: 1907. Octavo; G-; Paperback; Spine, folded cover; Cover is cream with black print, tearing to spine, small portion of front bottom edge torn away, rear top corner chipped, smudging, shelfwear, number in ink on front; Text block separated from cover, slight tear to fore edge throughout, light age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; “Reprinted from the National Geographic Magazine, January, 1907”— cover; “Vol. XVIII, No. 1”— first page; 34 pages, illustrated (b&w). Shelve in E15's Ephemera Box #3.
London: Houlston & Stoneman, 1851. Octavo; G; Paperback; Spine, blue fold of cover; Cover is blue with black print, vertical crease (throughout), light chipping to edges, rubbing, dogeared fore corners; Text block has small stain to fore edge throughout, light age-toning to paper, “Erratum” tipped in at title page; Initialed in ink by the author on the front cover; 20 pages. Shelve in E15's Ephemera Box #3.
A hand-drawn and hand-colored illustration accompanied by a hand-written poem in an early nineteeth-century hand. The poem, by actor and poet John Collins (d. 1808), describes the first visit of the “bumpkin” John Bull (a literary and satirical character commonly used as an embodiment of English character or Englishness) to a church. There, he witnesses several sights he finds bewildering, but he ultimately undone by a christening, which sends him running from the church, swearing never to return. The illustration captures Bull in the moment of turning to flee the scene of the christening in horror. Collins published this poem in his book, Scripscrapologia; Or, Collins's Doggerel Dish of All Sorts (Birmingham: by the author, 1804). The poem also appeared in newspapers in the United States: prose versions were printed in the Boston Weekly Magazine of Saturday Evening, February 9, 1805, and also in The Bureau, or Repository of Literature, Politics, and Intelligence by S.C. Carpenter on Saturday, June 27, 1812. The exact origin of this copy of the text is not entirely clear. None of the publications mentioned above, including the author’s own book, Scripscrapologia, print anything like the illustration that accompanies this version, or indeed any illustration at all. The text is also distinct from the versions mentioned above in a variety of ways, some of which are as subtle as change of stanza structure or slight alterations of word choice. It is also worth noting that the handwritten version includes various “corrections” to bring standard English spelling into line with the west country vernacular that Collins used in some versions of the text, but notably not in his book. Condition: Good to Very Good. Some breakage of the paper around the edges obscures a line of text at the very top of the page (written in a different hand, and not of a piece with the text below it) and partially obscures the last line of the poem, which is nevertheless still legible. A closed tear that extends up an old crease in the center of the page cuts through the last two stanzas of the poem, but does not significantly impact legibility. Dimensions 11.375 x 17.75 inches (manuscript); 17.125 x 21.125 inches (frame).
New York: Lancer Books, 1962. 12mo; G; Paperback; Spine, white with red and black print; Cover has mild edgewear, slight creasing at corners, slight shelfwear; Text block has blue-tinted edges (faded), age-toning to paper; Includes fold-out 7 x 10-inch pin-up of Vince Edwards with facsimile signature; 142 pages. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 7, in Netdesk office.
Honesdale: Murray Co. Inc., 1930. Octavo; G; Paperback; Spine, staple binding; Cover is grey with black print, wear to spine ends and corners, hole punched in top left corner with circlet of string, mild tanning and shelfwear; Text block clean and tight, mild age-toning to paper; 184 pages, illustrated (b&w). Shelved in Netdesk office, in Ephemera Box 8.
Ronkonkoma: Ars edition, 1984. 32mo; VG/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green without print; Boards in glossy illustrated paper, clean and strong; Text block has ink inscription on front flyleaf; 28 pages (folded leaves), illustrated (color). NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 3, in Netdesk office.
Princeton: Friends of the Library, 1951. Octavo; G; Paperback; Spine, green without print; Cover is green with black print, peripheral tanning, oversized for text block and so some chipping at edges, small tear at top of spine, small tear to rear fore edge; Text block has slight age-toning to paper; Includes essay: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Its Origin and Its Author, by Warren Weaver; 46 pages, illustrated (b&w) NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 7, in Netdesk office.
New York: Privately printed for The Book Club, New York University, Washington Square, 1938. Octavo; G+; Paperback; Spine, purple and white; Cover in mylar, purple and white with purple print, surface tear at center of front, light peripheral toning; Text block clean and tight; 34 pages, illustrated (b&w plates). Shelve in Netdesk office, in 15's ephemera box 9.
Émile Bernard. Autograph Letter Signed. "Emile." Two pages in French, 4" x 5.25", [n.p.; n.d.] A letter from Bernard to the French Post-Impressionist artist, painter, art teacher, and art collector, Émile Schuffenecker (1851-1934). Bernard open his letter by asking Schuffenecker why they no longer write to each other. Thinking that he hurt Schuffenecker because of some slight, Bernard admits that he must have appeared harsh when it came to discussing "Jesus the savior," but it was said only because he wished to console him. He proceeds to claim that he shares Schuffenecker's pain and asks forgiveness if he has caused offense, writing, "may God judge this thing at his dazzling tribunal." Bernard closed the letter by claiming that his mother reminded him how kind Schuffenecker had been and how good a person he is, and signed off with "thank you and I am sorry." The letter is accompanied by: 1) ALS. "H. Bernard." Two pages (of a bifolium) in French, with canceled postal cover, 4.5" x 6.75", Paris; February 14, 1895. Letter from Héloïse Henriette Bernard-Bodin (1838/39-1909), Émile Bernard's mother, to Émile Schuffenecker, in which she asks how he is doing and tells him that she is forwarding a letter for him from her son. She mentions the cold weather and hopes that March will bring more gentle days to Colombes [outside of Paris], where they would be very happy to see him. 2) A print of a photograph, 3.5" x 4.5", 1895, of a building in Cairo, Egypt, with writing by Bernard on the verso, noting that "a house on a Cairo street in 1895, indicating that architecture is not yet dead in the Orient." In 1893, Bernard traveled to Egypt and lived in the Middle East for the next ten years. Condition: Good. The letter from Héloïse Henriette Bernard-Bodin has slight rust residue from a paperclip (since removed) at the right hand top of the last page, and what appears to be as light stain on the upper left corner of the last page.