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Westwind Songs

Westwind Songs

Arthur Upson

Minneapolis: Edmund D. Brooks, 1902. 99 pp + advertisements. 4 x 5 3/4"; First Edition. Gray paper over boards, red title on cover and spine, spine edge chipped at bottom and starting to peel away from cover, slight rubbing to top edges of covers, otherwise in very good condition.

Arthur Upson (1877 - 1908) was an American poet with Minnesota roots. He was at the University of Minnesota and was the editor of the Minnesota Daily, the campus newspaper. He reworked the song "Hail! Minnesota" which later became the state song. He died at the young age of 31. He was compared to Kets or Chatterton by Sinclair Lewis, who wrote an editorial obituary. This is Upson's fourth book.

Edmund D. Brooks
$ 70.00 USD

When Molly Was in the Hospital

When Molly Was in the Hospital

Debbie Duncan

Rayve 1994 first hardcover printing. Nice to have a book inscribed by both author and illustrator. Book is tight and square. No dust jacket. Cover is bright, with minimal edge wear and corner bumping. Interior is clean, no bookstore stamps or writing.

Rayve Productions
$ 15.00 USD

Why Paint Cats: the Ethics of Feline Aesthetics

Why Paint Cats: the Ethics of Feline Aesthetics

Burton Silver and Heather Busch

Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2002. First edition, fifth printing, 9 1/2 x 11"; 96 pp., Rigid cover, illustrated throughout with color photographs by Heather Busch; very good condition.

A follow-up to their popular book "Why Cats Paint", this book explores the practice of using cats as canvas, from centuries old Eastern traditions to popularly respected moden day artists.Topics explored encompass the ethical treatment of animals, transmoggificationism, and neo-totemism. "A work that will be truly inspiring for some and deeply disturbing for others." U.K. Cat Weekly.

Ten Speed Press
$ 20.00 USD

Woman's Wit

Woman's Wit

Howard Pyle

Buffalo, NY: Hillside Press, 1978. 50 pp. Approximately 2 x 2 3/8". LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies, this being #93. Green cloth over boards black printed title on cover and spine, letterpress in 6pt. Bulmer Roman type and printed on handmade paper, hand numbered on the colophon, black and white illustrations throughout, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Hillside Press 44)

Howard Pyle (1853 - 1911) was an American illustrator and author who was best known for his books for young people and is particularly well-known for his illustrations of pirates. Woman's Wit was originally written and illustrated by Pyle in the 1890s. It is similar to the story of Aladdin and the magic lamp.

Hillside Press
$ 95.00 USD

Wooden Willie

Wooden Willie

Johnny Gruelle

Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Company, 1927. 95 pp. 6 x 9"; Illustrated dust jacket has really minor wear, a small tear to the back cover, in near fine condition; Illustrated boards with black cloth spine, beautiful full-color illustrations throughout including some fantastic endpapers, some rubbing to bottom edges of book and a little only at the top, otherwise a lovely copy in very good + condition.

Johnny Gruelle (1880 - 1938), was an American children's book author, comics author, illustrator, and political cartoonist. He is probably best known for his Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy dolls and books.

M. A. Donohue & Company
$ 95.00 USD

Young Bar

Young Bar

Jane Fraser

Canada: Harlequin, 1975. Canadian Edition reprint, Harlequin paperback #958 in very good condition. Slight crease in front cover and minimal spine bumping, minor tanning of pages but tight binding.

Harlequin
$ 25.00 USD

Zion's Bank or Bible Promises Secured to All Believers. Improved Edition

Zion's Bank or Bible Promises Secured to All Believers. Improved Edition

Anonymous

New York: Taylor & Gould, (Ca 1860's). 1 1/4 x 2". 14 pp. Red paper plain wrap-around enclosure; Black paper cover with some wear and faded lettering, gift inscription on inside front cover page, otherwise in very good condition.

A miniature religious book from the American Tract Society, which primarily produced Christian literature meant for the juvenile audience.

American Tract Society
$ 45.00 USD

[Strip of 32 hand-colored costume plates from The Earth and Its Inhabitants]

[Strip of 32 hand-colored costume plates from The Earth and Its Inhabitants]

[Carl Johann Sigmund Bauer, attributed to]

[Nuremberg, Germany]: [Bauer Family], n.d. (ca 1840). (32 accordion pages). Approximately 1 3/4 x 1 7/8". Paper folder and modern cloth-covered slipcase holds 32 accordion pages, unfolded in concertina fashion, first page tipped in and slightly chipped, several old repairs to the reverse of the strip, all pages show a hand-colored engraved figure in national costume with title in English, German, and French, in very good condition. Likely from "The Earth and Its Inhabitants" which would have been housed in a box with a fine pocket globe. A facsimile globe has been included here.   

Attributed to the Bauer family of German globe makers, this very scarce item was intended as an educational toy, produced for the English and European markets. The figures include: Sandwich Islander, Newsealander, Peruvian, Mexican, Eskimos, Caraibe, Iroquese, Greenlander, Calmuck, Tartar, Armenian, Laplander, Turk, Grecian, Russian, Hungarian, Egyptian, Nubian, Negro, Hottentot, Kurgese, Chinese, Arabian, Persian, Tyrolese, Austrian, Italian, Spaniard, Portuguese, Scotchman, Frenchman, and Englishman.

[Bauer Family]
$ 615.00 USD