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Cupid's Book

Cupid's Book

Anonymous

Oakland: E. F. Kiessling & Son, 1939. Approximately 6 x 9". Illustrated paper wraps, slight tear and deterioriation on spine, no marks on the interior, slightly musty smell, very good condition.

This cookbook was a gift meant for new brides. It covers all of the basics of a cookbook with extra sections entitled Beauty & Charm, Budget & Finance, Diets, Homes & Furnishings, Hygiene & First Aid, and Travel & Vacations. Some advertisements in the rear section include Takahara hygienic douche powder and Clorox (which they recommend you use to clean floors, wash your feet in it keep athlete's foot at bay, and wash the dog and cat in it). Yikes!

E. F. Kiessling & Son
$ 25.00 USD

Don Camillo's Dilemma

Don Camillo's Dilemma

Giovanni Guareschi

Penguin 1976 printing. Book is tight and square. Spine is flat, shiny, and only slightly creased. Cover is bright, with some shelf wear. Interior is clean, no bookstore stamps or writing, in very good condition. Age toning is present as is common in books of this vintage.

Penguin
$ 35.00 USD

Famous Recipes

Famous Recipes

Jean Dumont LeSage

Chicago: Miller Bank Service, 1940. 160 pp. First Edition. Approximately 6 x 9". Gold stiff paper covers with some wear, metal comb binding, light yellow pages, owner signed on front paste-down endpaper, text is clean and unmarked, slightly musty smell, very good condition.

This text was written and the control rule designed in order to try and teach the difficult subject of the exterior ballistics of the A cookbook designed to be used for various bank or company promotions, it offers pithy little sayings on the back cover under "Food for Thought", such as The greatest deceiver...One who deceives himself, The greatest puzzle...Life, The best day...Today, etc. According to the title page, all of the recipes were tested and found good by culinary experts of AMERICA. Oh, and there is a fice-page small section on foreign dishes stuck in the very back of the book.

Miller Bank Service
$ 20.00 USD

Field Mouse Goes to War: Tusan Homichi Tuwvota

Field Mouse Goes to War: Tusan Homichi Tuwvota

Edward A. Kennard

Phoenix, AZ: Education Division, U.S. Indian Service, 1944. First edition, 10 x 7", oblong; 76 pp., no dust jacket; Hopi text by Albert Yava, Illustrated by Fred Kabotie, Edited by Willard W. Beatty; minor spine wear and corner bumping, spine cover perished, illustrated throughout with black and white photographs by James DeKorne; very good to near fine condition.

A folktale about a small field mouse that tells the village chief he will be killing the local troublesome chicken hawk. A bilingual publication put out by the government, who at long last reversed their agenda of stamping out Indian languages and instead promoted bilingual education.

Education Division, U.S. Indian Service
$ 30.00 USD

God's Wanderers: A Year End Reverie

God's Wanderers: A Year End Reverie

August Heckscher

[Seal Harbor, ME]: High Loft, 1980. [11] pp. Approximately 5 x 7 1/4". LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies. Green stiff paper covers with printed and designed title lable pasted down on front cover, stitched binding, set by hand, printed, & bound at High Loft by August Heckscher, with T.R. Coleman and Karen MacDonald (from the colophon), slight foxing on a few pages and page edges, in near fine conditon.

August Heckscher II (1913 - 1997) was an American author, correspondent, speech writer and biographer as well as an arts consultant in the White House during John F. Kennedy's administration. He was also a NY parks commisioner among other things during his diverse career. He wrote a well-known biography of Woodrow Wilson. This sweet little pamphlet tells a more personal story of how some places can "speak distinctly" and provoke certain feeling and storytelling. Worldcat shows 6 library holdings, including the Grolier Club. (as of 1/20)

High Loft
$ 40.00 USD

How to Get More Fun Out of Watching Football

How to Get More Fun Out of Watching Football

Ara Parseghian

Dallas: Haggar Corporation, 1965. 3 1/4 x 4 3/4". Pamphlet with blue stiff paper wrap, illustrated cover includes photo of Ara Parseghian, some wear and slight creases, contest entry form at rear is missing, very good condition.

A concise pocket guide on football by Ara Parseghian, 1964 Coach of the Year, University of Notre Dame. Includes a few pages on elementary football game play for the beginner, rule differences in Pro/College/High school football, some football terms, and sample plays. Also includes details of contest (except what the prize was) and an illustrated Haggar Slacks ad.

Haggar Corporation
$ 25.00 USD

Illustrated Catalogue of the Simplex Hatcher and Brooder

Illustrated Catalogue of the Simplex Hatcher and Brooder

Anonymous

Milwaukee, WI: Gugler Lithographic Co., (ca. 1894). 64 pp. Approximately 5 x 4". Stapled pamphlett with color lithographic illustrated covers, inside black and white illustrations, minor edge wear, otherwise in near fine condition.

A catalogue for the Simplex Manufacturing Co., based in Quincy, IL. 24 pages of description of the Simplex Hatcher and Brooder, including patents, product details, construction, heating, ventilation, egg trays, pricing, etc. Half of the entire booklet is dedicated to testimonials about the product. One amusing one comes from C. A. Fowler of N. Guildofrd, Conn. who writes, "I set 144 eggs under twelve hens and put 140 eggs in the Simplex Hatcher at the same time, and the machine beat the hens. I don't have to sit up nights with it." The company that printed this booklet, the Gugler Lithographic Co., is the oldest surviving printing company in the Milwaukee area and has long been considered the finest of the area lithographic firms.

Gugler Lithographic Co.
$ 80.00 USD

Indian Life (Informative Classroom Picture Series)

Indian Life (Informative Classroom Picture Series)

Clark Wissler

Grand Rapids, MI: Informative Classroom Picture Publishers, 1961. 9 1/2 x 12 1/4". 45 pp. of text and 24 illustrated plates. Illustrated stiff red and black paper wraps with loose paper text pages and cardstock plates inside, some edgewear and corner bumping, slight 1/2" split to top and bottom of outer wrap, very good condition.

Written by Dr. Clark Wissler, who was the curator Emeritus of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, known as "one of the foremost authorities on the American Indians, and in this unit he has interpreted their life for young Americans of today." Interesting educational tool with text pages and artistic plates that show various Indian tribes of North America (Seminoles, Plains Indians, Pueblo Indians, Navajo) and their daily life (i.e. homes, weapons, hunting, and cooking).

Informative Classroom Picture Publishers
$ 40.00 USD

Jose and the Burro

Jose and the Burro

Harry Oliver

San Diego, CA: Ash Ranch Press, 1987. 54 pp. Approximately 1 1/8 x 1 1/4". LIMITED EDITION of 126 copies, this being #27. Green leather with stamped decorations and the author's initials on both covers, letterpress, illustrated, color ink and illustration on the title page, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Ash Ranch Press #4)

Printed to commemorate the 99th birthday of Harry Oliver (1888-1973). This is a short but inspirational story about an old man and his burro, printed in a lovely binding.

Ash Ranch Press
$ 95.00 USD

Letters of Transit

Letters of Transit

Alisa J. Golden, Dianne Ayres

Berkeley, CA: Never Mind the Press, 2019. First Edition. One bag with eight pamphlets and 7 eggs. LIMITED EDITION of 10 copies, this being #8. Seven handset, letterpress printed, pamphlet-stitched books with book cloth, photos, a collagraph, and seven acrylic-painted wooden eggs, nesting in a linen satchel, hand-embroidered with silk thread. The eighth brown pamphlet titled "About" contains some of the creative process and the signed and numbered colophon, all in fine condition. Only 1 library holding.

A wonderfully creative artists' "book" that combines stitching, pamphlets and eggs. The painted eggs are the same size and color as a real egg of the species. The bird passport evokes a record of their life paths/migrations represented by original stamps on the passport, which also includes some information about the birds. The passports are also smaller or larger, depending on the size of the birds represented. The linen pouch design and shape, along with a collagraph design representing a nest, what the artists meant to be a nurturing and beautiful place of life and renewal. Birds represented include: Osprey, Black Oyster Catcher, Mallard, Green Heron, Whilte-tailed Kite, Anna's Hummingbird, American Coot.

Alisa Golden has been making books since 1983 under the imprint of Never Mind the Press. She also teaches bookmaking and has written books on the subject. She explores various materials in her work, particularly paper, sticks, glass, felt, and fabric. She makes print, paper and uses what form, materials, and techniques to expand and deepen the narrative. Dianne Ayres, proprietor of Arts & Crafts Period Textiles, creates a large variety of textiles with hand embroidery. Letters of Transit is a beautiful collaboration between two talented women.

Never Mind the Press
$ 1,900.00 USD