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Justin Thyme: The Tartan of Thyme Part One, OXRIDGE, Panama (pseudonym)
21 OXRIDGE, Panama (pseudonym) Justin Thyme: The Tartan of Thyme Part One
0955357004 / 9780955357008 
OXRIDGE, PANAMA. Justin Thyme, The Tartan of Thyme Part One, Great Britain: Interrobang, 2006. Octavo first edition, pp. 5, 344, 16 (appendices and glossary), maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, signed and inscribed by the author (see below. It says: "Justin Thyme chose not to celebrate his birthday." And upside down: "1st September 2006 With Best Wishes from the paradoxical Panama Oxridge"). First in a planned four-part series. There is also a puzzle to solve: Who is Panama Oxridge? The clues are in the text. And what about the text? Justin Thyme was supposed to be the next Harry Potter, although he has no magical powers, simply unnatural intelligence and enormous earnings from his inventions. The story is readable, and young readers seem to like it, but there is only one Harry Potter. Still, the book went out of print. It has a cliffhanger ending and a number of loose ends, but five years on, the second book hadnít hit the market, although a release was planned for fall 2011 (Thyme Running Out). 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Life A User's Manual, PEREC, Georges,
22 PEREC, Georges, Life A User's Manual
0879237007 / 9780879237004 
PEREC, GEORGES. Life, A User's Manual, Boston: David R. Godine, 1987. Octavo, first English language edition, first American edition, pp. (xvii), 581, quarter-bound in black cloth over gray paper-covered boards, fine copy in near-fine dust jacket. Translated from French by David Bellos. Condition of this book: Near fine dust jacket shows light wear, no tears. All else fine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales, QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur.
23 QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur. The Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales

QUILLER-COUCH, ARTHUR. The Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales, New York: Hodder and Stoughton, undated (circa 1912). Quarto, early edition, pp. [xii], 129, brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and front, inside an elaborate stamped gilt frame, 12 color illustrations by Edmund Dulac tipped in. With a gift inscription on the free front endpaper dated Christmas 1912. Condition of this book: Dust jacket worn, chipped and missing chunks at spine ends, boards bright and clean but edge-worn, some of the plates have minor creases at corners, images fine. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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The Redhead Book, A Book for and About Redheads, SACHAROV, Al.
24 SACHAROV, Al. The Redhead Book, A Book for and About Redheads
0910027048 / 9780910027045 
SACHAROV, AL. The Redhead Book, A Book for and About Redheads, Yonkers: Word of Mouth Press, 1985. Octavo, 'revised and even redder' edition, pp. iii, 151, wraps, drawn illustrations, inscribed by the author on a preliminary page. Historic redheads considered with a view to explaining how their redness mattered. Condition of this book: Covers and edges soiled, internally very good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Julia Margaret Cameron, Sun Pictures Catalogue Twenty, SCHAAF, Larry J.
25 SCHAAF, Larry J. Julia Margaret Cameron, Sun Pictures Catalogue Twenty
1892535319 / 9781892535313 
SCHAAF, LARRY J. Julia Margaret Cameron, Sun Pictures Catalogue Twenty, New York: Hans P. Kraus Jr., 2011. Quarto, pp. 61, wraps, 25 plates of Cameron photos that were in a collection owned by Cameron's niece and recently shown at the Kraus Gallery in New York. With a facsimile of Cameron's signature and text by Larry J. Schaaf. A good reference for the Cameron collector, dealer, or scholar, this book is already scarce. Condition of this book: Fine, no flaws. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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A Torment of Follies, STARK, Frances,
26 STARK, Frances, A Torment of Follies
3865604641 / 9783865604644 
STARK, FRANCES. Secession, A Torment of Follies, Koln: Walther Konig, 2008. Quarto, pp. 96, wraps, artwork from an exhibit at Secession museum in Vienna, text in English and German. This show was a visualization of the 1930s novel "Ferdydurke" by Witold Gombrowicz. Condition of this book: Covers lightly worn, no tears. Leaves clean and tight. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Merry Drinkers, UTAMARO, Kitagawa
27 UTAMARO, Kitagawa The Merry Drinkers

[SHUNGA] Utamaro, Kitagawa. The Merry Drinkers, Japan: Sei Sei Doh, 1980. Octavo, Volume 2 of a 2-book Shunga series that also included The Gifted Venus, pp. 9, 2, 27 painting reproductions (most double-p.), 8 (Japanese text). Cloth boards, illustrated cardboard slipcase. First nine pages are a translation in English of the original Japanese text that went with the Utamaro paintings, which illustrate the bawdy Asian tale we know as "The Merry Drinkers." Then come the paintings, then the Japanese text. The English translation, by the Australian Peter Dale, is graphic and sometimes crude, in keeping with the tone of The Merry Drinkers. Rough but high-quality stock -- leaves are uncut but there is no reason to cut them as the verso areas are blank. Near fine in very good slipcase. Leaves clean and tight. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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The Harlem Book of the Dead, VAN DER ZEE, James
28 VAN DER ZEE, James The Harlem Book of the Dead
0871001527 / 9780871001528 
VAN DER ZEE, JAMES. The Harlem Book of the Dead, with poetry by Owen Dodson and text by Camille Billops, foreword by Toni Morrison; quarto, first edition, Morgan & Morgan, pp. (viii), 85; brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on front and spine. This is the scarce hardcover edition of a book that captures the essence of a passing African-American culture in Harlem, with the funerary theme illustrating a way of life. With 24 black-and-white Van Der Zee prints. Very good. Dust jacket shows light wear, with a small tear at the bottom edge. Leaves clean and tight. Embossed library stamp from previous owner on ffep. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Beat Culture and the New America, 1950-1965, Various
29 Various Beat Culture and the New America, 1950-1965
0874270987 / 9780874270983 
[Various contributors] Beat Culture and the New America, 1950-1965, New York: Whitney Museum, 1996. Quarto, pp. 280, wraps, color and halftone illustration, released to accompany a museum exhibit on the leading artists and writers of the era. Prologue by Allen Ginsberg and articles by various other writers. Great reference for the Beat collector. Condition of this book: Minor wrinkles at spine ends, all else fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Rikers, VOLPONI, Paul
30 VOLPONI, Paul Rikers
Seattle, Black Heron Press, 2002 0930773640 / 9780930773649 first edition, hardcover, new octavo 
pp. 242 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Reynard the Fox, VON GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang.
31 VON GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang. Reynard the Fox

VON GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG. Reynard the Fox, London and New York: Trubner and Theo. Stroeffer, 1870. Folio, English-language edition of the 1846 German edition, pp. 236, but 2 copies of pp. 105-6 and 111-12 bound in, while 107-110 are lacking, 36 engraved plates after Wilhelm Von Kaulbach, plus engraved second title page, red morocco boards with gilt lettering to spine and front, elaborate gilt decoration, all edges gilt, gift inscription inked onto a preliminary page. Engraved headpieces and tailpieces. The Kaulbach illustrations are indescribably raunchy and depraved, with much of the bad behavior taking place in the animal kingdom. Condition of this book: Binding weak with hinges cracked, backstrip torn, extremities rubbed. Gilt at edges is flaking. Internal foxing (no pun intended), most pages have a dampstain in the fore margin, not affecting the content. Images very good to fine. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Cirche & Cene, Circuses and Suppers, ZANZOTTO, Andrea, and  TILSON, Joe.
32 ZANZOTTO, Andrea, and TILSON, Joe. Cirche & Cene, Circuses and Suppers

ZANZOTTO, ANDREA, and TILSON, JOE. Cirche & Cene, Circuses and Suppers, Verona: Plain Wrapper Press, 1979. Thin folio, No. 57 or an edition limited to 150, unpaginated with 2 leaves of Zanzotto's poems in Italian and 2 more with the English translations, 2 plates of etchings by Tilson protected under tissue, all on handmade paper with deckle edges, brown-beige cloth boards with green calligraphy stamped on front, green slipcase. Signed by Zanzotto and Tilson on the limitation page. Scarce; OCLC locates no copies. Condition of this book: Fine with a few small scuffs on the slipcase. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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