Rare & Collectible
The Hidden Valley of Oz
Hardcover SKU: 1199281638
Small 4to, 313 pgs. First edition. Full bound blue cloth with bright pictorial paper label on front board, black stamped title and boy's portrait on spine. Black and white pictorial endpapers, no color plates. Clean and solid with just minor dust soil at head of text block. With full color DJ, minor chipping at head and tail of slightly sunned spine, else fine.
The Enchanted Island of Yew
Hardcover SKU: 119928162x
Small 4to, 242 pgs. Full bound tan cloth with orange, light pink, yellow and black stamped pictorial front cover, title in yellow outlined in black on spine. All 8 color plates present, green print pictorial endpapers, illustrations in orange ink throughout text. Light sunning to spine, some fraying to cloth at spine ends, 2'' tear to cloth at upper corner of outer edge of front board, some dust soil to block edges. Front hinge slightly shaken but strong. Previous owner's gift note on back of frontis, otherwise interior clean throughout. A very lovely first edition of this rare Baum title.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
School & Library ISBN: 0399208534
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. Die-cut pages illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days.The beginning reader may watch a hungey caterpillar eat his way to the cocoon stage, when he hibernates for two weeks to emerge as a beautiful butterfly
The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Hardcover ISBN: 0060391448
Set in an Oz where a morose Wizard battles suicidal thoughts, the story of the green-skinned Elphaba, otherwise known as the Wicked Witch of the West, profiles her as an animal rights activist striving to avenge her dear sister's death. A first novel. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.
The Coral Sea
Hardcover ISBN: 0393039080
A collection of lyrical writings provides a tribute to the author's enduring friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe and describes the late artist's coming of age, relationship with Sam Wagstaff, and battle with AIDS.
The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant
June 1-August 15, 1864
Hardcover ISBN: 0809311178
On June 2, 1864, Ulysses S. Grant postponed until the following morning an assault on Confederate lines near Cold Harbor planned for that afternoon because of delays in positioning troops. In the meantime, Confederate forces strengthened their lines, and the assault became a slaughter that haunted Grant for the rest of his life.
Thus began a summer of frustration for the general-in-chief of the U.S. Army. By failing to press their advantage, Major General William F. “Baldy
Vol 11. Great condition.
Selected Paintings and Drawings by the Grand Master of Fantastic Art, Frank Frazetta
Hardcover ISBN: 1887424482
Frank Frazetta's paintings and illustrations have set the standard for fantasy artists for the past 50 years. This collection focuses on his influence in a variety of media and genres and on his place in 20th century art history. Coedited by Hugo Award-winning editor Arnie Fenner, it includes many of Frazetta's most memorable paintings as well as revised and previously unpublished works. The art is accompanied by the artist's own observations and commentary by a number of his contemporaries.
Dust Jacket : Near Fine. Limited, numbered (1158 out of 2500) slipcaed edition.
The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa
Literature and Memory
Hardcover ISBN: 0415191947
How do the Japanese and Okinawans remember Occupation? How is memory constructed and transmitted? Michael Molasky explores these questions through careful, sensitive readings of literature from mainland Japan and Okinawa. This book sheds light on difficult issues of war, violence, prostitution, colonialism and post-colonialism in the context of the Occupations of Japan and Okinawa.
The Spider Garden
Paperback ISBN: 1561631175
Paintings in the Uffizi & Pitti Galleries
Hardcover ISBN: 0821220845
Reproduces in full color more than eight hundred paintings from Florence's Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, including many of the greatest paintings by such Renaissance masters as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and Giotto. 20,000 first printing. BOMC Div.
4to. Blue boards with bright gilt lettering. Minor shelfwear to dust-jacket.