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ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EPHEMERA - COLUMBIA  MASK (PROMOTIONAL ITEM.) - AS IS.
1 ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EPHEMERA - COLUMBIA MASK (PROMOTIONAL ITEM.) - AS IS.
1974 Very Good 
Color card mask (10" H x approx. 7 1/4" W - ear to ear) of the character "Columbia" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Produced for the Roxy Theater, Los Angeles, 1974 - the original removable eyes and mouth section are NOT present. The production notes on the verso give the cast (including Tim Curry and Meat Loaf) and other credits - these are not affected by the removals. Minor browning at part of top/bottom rear edges, two soft creases on right ear, two small soft creases on left ear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
MERE ANARCHY., Allen, Woody.
2 Allen, Woody. MERE ANARCHY.
Random House, New York, 2007, first edition. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781400066414 "Here, in his first collection since his three hilarious classics 'Getting Even', 'Without Feathers', and 'Side Effects', Woody Allen has managed to write a book that not only a nswers the most profound questions of human existence but is also the perfect size to place under any short table leg to prevent wobbling. 'I awoke Friday, and because the universe is expanding it took me longer than usual to find my robe,' h e e x p l ains in a piece on physics called 'Strung Out'. In other flights of inspirational sanity we are introduced to a cast of characters only Allen could imagine: Jasper Nutmeat, Flanders Mealworm, and the independent film mogul E. Coli Big g s, j u st t o na me a few. Whether he is writing about art, sex, food, or crime ('Pugh has been a policeman as far back as he can remember. His father was a notorious bank robber, and the only way Pugh could get to spend time with him was to a pp reh end h im' ), he is explosively funny. In 'This Nib for Hire,' a Hollywood bigwig comes across an author's book in a little country store and describes it in a way that aptly captures this magnificent volume: 'Actually,' the producer says, 'I 'd n ever se en a bo ok rema indered in the kindling section before'." Minor rubbing on boards. Near Fine/Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BARE FACTS:  MY LIFE AS A STRIPPER., Ample, Annie.
3 Ample, Annie. THE BARE FACTS: MY LIFE AS A STRIPPER.
Toronto Key Porter 1988 1550130943 / 9781550130942 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
177 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "She was notorious for taking off her clothes. Movies, magazines and TV shows, and fame as 'the girl with the million dollar chest' after her breasts were insured by Lloyds of London, helped create her very successful career as celebrity stripper, 'Annie Ample'. But behind all the hype was a real person. (Annie) looks back candidly on her turbulent childhood in a small town in California and her showbiz start as a 'go-go' dancer in a local club. 'Annie Ample' was the ingenuous character she devised to exploit the sex industry rather than be exploited by it. Whether she is recalling her narrow escapes from lascivious film producers, her famous plastic surgery, her wild nights with the jet set or the stampede of the paparazzi when she went sunbathing at Cannes, Annie's irrepressible sense of humor and earthy revelations make her story a compelling read, even when it borders on the tragic." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and at top of front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
GERMAN FAIRY TALES.  NEW SERIES., Andersen, Hans Christian.
4 Andersen, Hans Christian. GERMAN FAIRY TALES. NEW SERIES.
New York Leavitt & Allen 1871 Fair No Jacket S. Pesoa. 
380 pp + 4 pp publisher's advertisements, 7 13/16" H. Purple cloth with gilt & black decoration on spine and front board, blind stamp on rear board, blue endpapers. 6 b&w plates, including tissue-covered frontispiece. The publisher has taken liberties in titling these works of the beloved Danish author "German Fairy Tales". Contents; What the Moon Saw; The Story of the Year; She was Good for Nothing; "There is a Difference"; Every Thing in its Right Place; The Goblin and the Huskster; In a Thousand Years; The Bond of Friendship; Jack the Dullard. An Old Story told Anew; Something; Under the Willow-tree; The Beetle; What the Old Man does is Always Right; The Wind tells about Waldemar Daa and his Daughters; Ib And Christine; Ole the Tower-Keeper; The Bottle-Neck; Good Humor; A Leaf from the Sky; The Dumb Book; The Jewish Girl; The Thorny Road of Honor; The Old Gravestone; The Old Bachelor's Nightcap; The Marsh King's Daughter; The Last Dream of the Old Oak-tree. A Christmas Tale; The Bell-deep; The Puppet Showman; The Pigs; A Story from the Sand-dunes; The Bishop of Borglum and His Warriors; The Snow Man; Two Maidens; The Farmyard Cock and the Weathercock; The Pen and Inkstand; The Child in the Grave. Some areas of very light foxing on endpapers, light browning in margins of pages, one or two very small foxing marks thoughout pages, a few slight separations between page gatherings but holding firmly in binding, moderate to heavy browning to edges of text block, wrinkling and heavy wear at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate edge wear, slight curl at corners of boards, heavy sun fading to spine, top edge of rear board and rear hinge, moderate general fading to boards, four pages with a faint imprint of laid-in fern leaf, four page leaves not trimmed during manufacture, very small area of surface paper loss in top margin of frontispiece. Book is now protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
WHEN THIS BLOODY WAR IS OVER:  SOLDIERS' SONGS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Arthur, Max.  Introduction by Lyn Macdonald.
5 Arthur, Max. Introduction by Lyn Macdonald. WHEN THIS BLOODY WAR IS OVER: SOLDIERS' SONGS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Piatkus, (London, 2001), reprint. 
130 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations (contemporary cartoons, drawings, reproductions). "The poignant songs of the First World War still posses a haunting power; and here are the authentic lyrics of the songs - by turns funny, cynical, bawdy, angry, wistful - that the soldiers sang on the march, in the trenches, and in their rare moments of rest. The romantic yearnings of the early stages of the war - epitomised by such songs as 'It's a Long Way to Tipperary', and 'Keep the Home Fires Burning' - later give way to the bitter humour of 'Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire' and 'If the Sergeant Steals Your Rum, Never Mind!'. The soldier who sang these songs with such gusto were asserting ordinary humanity in the face of extraordinary inhumanity. Max Arthur has collected together the lyrics of nearly 100 of the best First World War songs, from Britain and her Australian, Canadian and American allies..." Small slight bump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkles. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
RUDE RAMSAY AND THE ROARING RADISHES., Atwood, Margaret.
6 Atwood, Margaret. RUDE RAMSAY AND THE ROARING RADISHES.
Toronto Key Porter Kids 2003 155263244X / 9781552632444 First Edition Fine Very Good Dusan Petricic. 
Unpaginated (approx. 29 pages), 9 1/2" H. Errata slip laid in at front with explanation of errors and peel-off words to be inserted into the text (all present). Colour illustrations. "(B)est-selling author Margaret Atwood offers a delightfully ridiculous (alliterative) tale about the virtues of resisting restrictions. Rude Ramsay has reached the end of his rope! Sick of dining on rock-hard rice, rubbery ribs, wrinkled ravioli, and raw rhinoceros, Ramsay and Ralph the red-nosed rat resolve to leave their rectangular residence (and Ramsay's revolting relatives) on a quest for a refreshing repast." Dust jacket has slight yellowing to top edge, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Bangs, John Kendrick. MR BONAPARTE OF CORSICA.
Mississauga, Ontario Poniard 1996 0968087515 / 9780968087510 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ H.W. McVickar. 
265 pp, 7" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w humorous drawings by H.W. McVickar. A comic biography of Napoleon from infancy in Corsica to his new emperorship in Hades. Interior - clean and tight with no previous owner ship marks. Exterior - minor soiling on rear cover, slight soiling to edges of textblock. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Belloc, H. (Hilaire). A MORAL ALPHABET. IN WORDS FROM ONE TO SEVEN SYLLABLES.
London Gerald Duckworth 1950 Reprint. Good+ No Jacket B.T.B. 
63 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H) - black lettering on spine and front board, black and dark green illustration on front board. B&w illustrations. A comic alphabet in rhyme. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - browning to covers - slightly darker on spine, very small light red stain on front hinge, light soiling lines down rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A WARTIME LOG., Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee.
9 Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee. A WARTIME LOG.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1994 0943231906 / 9780943231907 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Authors.
208 pp, 9 3/4" H. Signed on front free endpaper: "Art Beltrone / Lee Beltrone". Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "With watercolors extracted from food can labels and paint brushes made from their own hair, downed World War II American airmen recreated their recollections of combat and experiences as prisoners of war in blank books provided by the Y.M.C.A. With remarkable ingenuity and creativity, prisoners used their Wartime Logs as a mental escape from the physical confinement of German prison camps. Sketches, illustrations, poetry, diary entries - all were recorded in each prisoner's log book. (This book), printed and bound in roughly the size and format of the originals, features artwork and anecdotes from more than a dozen log books kept by U.S. Army Air Force pilots and crewmen held prisoner in German camps during WWII. Adventure, boredom, laughter, horror, and courage fill these pages. (It) provides a unique look into a chapter of history that should never be forgotten and will inspire us all." Minor lean to spine, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on panels, three very small dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURES OF A COLUMNIST., Berton, Pierre.
10 Berton, Pierre. ADVENTURES OF A COLUMNIST.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1960, first edition. 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Pierre Berton takes us behind the scenes for a look at this business of writing a daily newspaper column. It's a highly personalized account, to be sure, but one that is well calculated to entertain almost any reader. Included along with the author's personal comments is a varied selection of many of the best columns he has written over a two-year period. None of them has appeared before in book form." Very small light mark on page 121, tiny chip at bottom edge of free rear endpaper, slight darkening to top of textblock, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has several small closed tears - one with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling wear at top of spine and flap- folds has been colored with black ink, tiny chips at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, light rubbing, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Bier, E. Roy, editor-in-chief. THE HYA YAKA. TORONTO, DECEMBER 1915. VOL. XIV, NO. 3.
Students of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Toronto, 1915. 
35 pp, + ads, 9 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Vintage advertising, photos. Contents: Systemic Effects of Mouth Disease; Management of Children and Treatment of Their Teeth; Practical Hints; Royal Dental Society Meeting; Interesting Extracts of Letter Received by McMillan, '16, from C.F. McCartney, On Active Service; Editorials; Personals; Athletic World; Mirth. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small soft crease on f ront cover. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Braithwaite, Max. McGRUBER'S FOLLY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1981 0771016131 / 9780771016134 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ David Shaw cover art. 
220 pp, 8 5/8" H. "McGruber is a retired detective with everything a man could want - a home in the Muskoka woods, a charming wife, good health and two grandchildren. But McGruber is restless - and stirred to dream of something more - of palm trees and surf, of yachts and fast cars, of young women with unlined faces and eager bodies. And then, in a flash, (he) realizes it doesn't have to be a dream. It can all be his - but only if he can pull of the Perfect Crime. This is the beginning of a rollicking, non-stop escapade that introduces the hapless McGruber to a world of deception and devious characters - and an insurance investigator who hires (him) to solve his own crime." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flsp-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Broome, Jack, Captain. SERVICES WRENDERED.
London William Kimber 1974 0718303733 / 9780718303730 Very Good Very Good 
128 pp, 8 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with cartoons in black, white, blue and red. "Records of World War II are incomplete without a tribute to the 'Fighting Services Title-Abbreviating Department', and the inspired minds therein which christened the Women's Royal Naval Service the WRENS. Surely the dedicated brood - such invaluable handmaidens to Britannia in her wave-ruling activities - owes something to such a delightful title. Captain Jack Broome also feels indebted to the Department for enabling him to call his gay, witty book of illustrated verses about these fledglings 'Services Wrendered'. In their many roles, in dockyards, on parade grounds, driving cars, teleprinters, or motor-boats with such enthusiasm and apparent awe for naval tradition, gold braid and authority, there remained that beautifully balanced, built-in, not-so-subservient subservience." Previous owner's name on free front endpaper and on title page, slight colour fading to top edge of boards and bottom edge of spine, minor wrinkles at top of spine. Dust jacket has slight browning at edges, minor edgewear/rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Burgess, Gelett. NEW GOOPS AND HOW TO KNOW THEM. HINTS AND EXAMPLES FOR CHILDREN WHO WOULD BE LITTLE LADIES OR LITTLE GENTLEMEN.
Random House, New York, (1951). 
70 pp, 4to, HC with decorated boards - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w with drawings by author. "This manual of manners stresses the do's and don'ts of everyday behavior. The time-honored virtues of cleanliness, friendliness, kindlin ess and politeness will be quickly and easily learned by any youngster who is given a chance to pore over the pages of this amusing book." Interior - one column of 'score card' on last page of book is filled in, small tear to upper marg i n o f p a g e 6 7 (archivally taped), soft crease to first two pages - otherwise book is clean and tight. Exterior - moderate edgewear/rubbing, spine color is faded, but lettering is still legible, slight fading to rear cover, corners very sli gh tl y b um p ed . S ca n a vailable on request. G+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
15 Busch, Wilhelm. Edited and annotated by H. Arthur Klein. Translated by H. Arthur Klein and others. MAX AND MORITZ, WITH MANY MORE MISCHIEF-MAKERS MORE OR LESS HUMAN AND APPROXIMATELY ANIMAL.
Dover, New York, 1962. 
216 pp + publisher's catalog, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with Busch's b&w cartoons. Bilingual text (English/German). "Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908), endowed with an equipotent facility with sketch-pad and rhyming dictionary, c reated during his career some of the most arresting sketches and drollest verses the world has ever seen. Few men since his time have shown the same ability to match simple yet penetrating pictures with rollicking, quotable verse. In his n a t i v e G e rmany he is still by all odds the best-loved creator of illustrated light verse....(Many of his pithy aphorisms have long since become folk sayings among the Germans.) The variety of tone and subject matter is wide: Busch is in tur n ma le vo le nt , j ov ial, sardonic, diabolical and even bloodthirsty as he castigates hypocrisy, stodginess, stupidity, egotism, drunkenness, and other human foibles....The English translations are both ingenious and faithful; in most cases they a re the fi rst En gl ish tr anslations ever made. Those who do not read German may be certain that the original has been translated into English with its spiciness and sense intact. Both the German and the English appear side by side, so that re ade rs o f Ge rman may sa vor Busc h's own delightful rhymes, while those who are learning German will find it an enjoyable way to gain familiarity with the langauge...." Interior - very light browning to pages, faint cigarette odor, otherwis e cl ean and t ight with no pr evio us o wners hip marks. Exterior - browning to edges of textblock, browning to covers, very small ghost sticker mark on front cover, very small surface paper loss at bottom of spine and bottom corner of front cover . Go od+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
16 Cecil, Henry. ACCORDING TO THE EVIDENCE.
Chapman & Hall, London, 1954, Ist edition. 
224 pp, small 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Would you - in peace time - kill a man to save innocent lives, if that was the only means by which those lives could be saved? And, if you did so, would it be murder? It certainly would be if, at the actual time you killed, you did not do so in immediate defence of yourself or someone else. (This book) deals with the trial for murder of Alec Morland, who is alleged to have been guilty of killing a man in circumstances of that kind..." Minor wrinkle at top of spine, bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, small bookstore label on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling; light rubbing; browning to spine, rear panel and flap edges; soiling to rear panel; very small puncture and closed tear on spine; a few watermarks on inside surface of spine and rear hinge, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/G+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE:  THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS., Courlander, Harold.
17 Courlander, Harold. A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE: THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS.
New York SMITHMARK 1996 0765197332 / 9780765197337 Very Good Near Fine Enrico Arno. 
618 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w decorations by Enrico Arno, b&w photographs, musical notations. "(A) notable milestone in the collection and presentation of oral literature and traditions from black communities in the Western Hemisphere. It demonstrates the powerful cultural influence of Africa on this side of the Atlantic. (I)ncludes a wide array of orally transmitted traditions of the numerous, sometimes disparate, African-American cultures of the New World. Among these traditions are tales of scoundrels, heroes, rollicking adventures, friendship, and much more: songs, myths, myth-legends, epic-like narrations, and recollections of historical happenings. There are descriptions of cult life, around which many traditions and beliefs flow; of music and dance, which have an integral connection with traditional ways; and of the social scene in places where Africans and Europeans, or white and black ideas intermingled and became Afro-American. (This book) perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well. Early sections of the book survey the traditions and oral literature of Spanish, French, and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean, and of areas of Central and South America inhabited by people of African descent. There follows an extensive section devoted to the tales, beliefs, recollections, songs, religious epics, and a wide variety of oral creations of blacks in the United States. The Appendixes include a number of African stories and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America. Very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MARITIME FOLK SONGS., Creighton, Helen.  With musical transcription and chord symbols by Kenneth Peacock.
18 Creighton, Helen. With musical transcription and chord symbols by Kenneth Peacock. MARITIME FOLK SONGS.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1972 0070929629 / 9780070929623 Good reading copy only. 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "In the secluded farms and fishing villages of the Maritimes are the people who have kept Canada's favourite folk songs alive over the years. It was to them that Helen Creighton turned during her extensive search for the native songs that have been passed through generations of Maritimers. With musical transcriptions and chord symbols by Kenneth Peacock, the resulting collection of more than one hundred lyrics faithfully retains the authentic rythms and colour of Canada's Atlantic coast. Haunting Negro spirituals of Nova Scotia, simple Scottish love songs, and rollicking English sea chanties, all written in the native musical vernacular, are but some of the folk songs represented here for the enjoyment of music lovers." Interior - Christmas label on first page, bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small area of surface paper loss at bottom corner of front cover, very light browning, very tiny foxing marks on front cover, a few faint scuff marks on front cover, bump to top corner of covers, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HAMISH X AND THE CHEESE PIRATES., Cullen, Sean.
19 Cullen, Sean. HAMISH X AND THE CHEESE PIRATES.
Toronto Puffin Canada 2006 0670065021 / 9780670065028 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ Johann Wessels. 
293 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "The mysterious Hamish X is the scourge of the Orphan Disposal Agency - Agents Candy and Sweet can't seem to find a facility that can hold him. After arriving at the Windcity Orphanage, where the children are forced to earn their keep making stinky blue cheese, Hamish is soon planning his escape along with new friends Parveen and Mimi. But his plans are put on hold when the factory is suddenly attacked by a fierce gang of pirates, led by the dreaded Cheesebeard of Snow Monkey Island. In order to save the other orphans, Hamish, Mimi, and Parveen must embark upon an epic adventure across the Arctic and take on the cheese-obsessed pirates by themselves." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LES CARNETS ET LE SECRET DU MAJOR THOMPSON., Daninos, Pierre.  Illustrated by Walter Goetz.
20 Daninos, Pierre. Illustrated by Walter Goetz. LES CARNETS ET LE SECRET DU MAJOR THOMPSON.
Hachette, Paris, 1964. 
411 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H), soft cover with self flaps. B&w illustrations. FRENCH TEXT. Interior - a few tiny soiling specks on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny corner crease, ver y minor browning, a few soft wrinkles across spine, minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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