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America 100 Years Ago: Old Views (1946, complete 32 prints in folder)
1 America 100 Years Ago: Old Views (1946, complete 32 prints in folder)
Buremberg Jacob Mendelsohn 1946 Card folder Very good 
It's amazing that this item remained intact since it came out in 1946 and then was given as a Christmas gift in 1981. There is a small inscription on the reverse side of the front cover which reads, "From Konstanze, Christmas, 1981." Everything is clean and nice with just one small spot of foxing to two prints and a light freckling to the folder. The prints are on paper and measure 7-1/2" x 10". All are views of historic places -- Albany on the Hudson, Baltimore, Boston City Hall, Cleveland, Detroit, Galveston, Jefferson City -- Missouri River, Kansas, Louisville, Lockport, Ohio -- Erie Canal, New York -- Broadway, New York, New York City Hall, New York -- Park and City Hall, New York Staten Island, New York Bay, New York and Brooklyn, Philadelphia National Bank, Philadelphia Girard's Bank, Richmond, Virginia, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Sacramento, St. Louis Court House, St. Charles -- Mississippi, Wheeling, West Virginia, Washignton General Post Office, Washington Patent Office, and Weston, Missouri. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Cityscape 1910-1939; Urban Themes in American, German and British Art (1977-1978)
2 Cityscape 1910-1939; Urban Themes in American, German and British Art (1977-1978)
London Arts Council of Great Britain 1977 0728701375 / 9780728701373 soft cover Very Good 
Beautiful art and photography, all with a black and white theme -- and remarkably hard to find. The booklet is oversized at 8-1/4" x 11-1/4" and has 33 pages. It was published to accompany an exhibit which moved around from July 2, 1977 to March 19, 1978 in Bradford, Portsmouth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and London. The cover of course features the Brooklyn Bridge by Louis Lozowick. Essays include Concerning Images of the Metropolis and From Order To Apocalypse -- the City in British Art 1890-1940. Catalogue includes 147 works. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Frans Hals An Exhibition of Fifty Paintings 1935
3 Frans Hals An Exhibition of Fifty Paintings 1935
Detroit, Michigan Detroit Institute of Arts 1931 soft cover Good-plus 
If you admire the traditional realist portrait the Dutch painter, Frans Hals' fifty paintings are a treat. This is a hefty catalog which measures 8"x10-1/2" and is printed on substantial paper. The fifty paintings are in black and white but again are on good quality paper -- for them, coated. The collection was borrowed from many institutions including, but not confined to, these: Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Museum of Art and other museums and private collectors. Catalog opens with 13 pages of dense text about the artist, followed by photographs of the paintings, and then the descriptions. Catalog is clean and tightly bound. Shows an abrasion to front cover at upper right corner from an old ill-advised price sticker, but is overall quite good. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Shubert Crescent Theatre Program Brookyln, New York (1921)
4 Shubert Crescent Theatre Program Brookyln, New York (1921)
Brooklyn, New York Shubert-Crescent Theatre 1921 Soft cover Very good condition 
The second I saw this one I had to have it. Not only is there color art on the front, but there's also a color ad for National Hair Nets on the back, plus a color ad for Famous "Fain" Sweaters on the reverse of the back cover. The Shubert Crescent was located on Fulton St. and Flatbush Ave. Extension in Brooklyn. It wasn't like the Manhattan theatres from the looks of things. Examples are these: "In Argentina", a South American melange of songs, melodies, and sensational dancers sprinkled with American Pop.There was also Joyeddah De Rajah, India's distinguished seer and master mystic, but also lots of private social events for groups such as the American Legion; Women's Auxiliary B'Nai Brith; and Midwood Manor Association. the program measures 6" x9" and has 14 pages. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Melish Case; Challenge to the Church (Episcopal church 1950's Extra Ephemera Laid-in)
5 The Melish Case; Challenge to the Church (Episcopal church 1950's Extra Ephemera Laid-in)
Brooklyn, New York The Melish Defense Committee 1950's soft cover Very good 
Nice copy, clean and tightly bound. Retains pledge sheet and envelope for remitting money to the Defense Committe. Small bit of staining around staples and light soil to back -- overall quite good with pristine pages. A 64 page report on the famous case involving Rev. John Howard Melish, who had been rector at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity in Brooklyn Heights, New York for 45 years before being ousted due to the leftist leanings of his son and associate rector, Rev. William Howard Melish. A major thrust of the defense was that the Church had insinuated itself into the relationship between the congregation and their clergy. There is no date on the booklet, but the hoopla occurred during the "red scare" and the height of McCarthyism. Booklet measures 6"x10" and has 64 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Tribal Art Magazine Autumn 2011
6 Tribal Art Magazine Autumn 2011
California PRIMEDIA Inc. 2011 XV-4 Number 61 soft cover Near fine 
Dazzling magazine filled with primitive art treasures created by "traditional peoples and new civilizations". It's oversized at 9-1/4"x11-3/4" and has 140 pages, plus back ads all in full color. Everything about this publication is top drawer -- all photos are in color and printed on coated paper. Among the topics discussed are: The Polymorphous Art of the Maya of Guatemala; the Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam; Heroic Africans -Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures; African Innovations in the Brooklyn Museum; Forks and Human Sacrifice in Fiji; and Exquisite Vanity-- Nkundu Sarcophagi. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity Silver Jubilee Convention Program 1923 Cleveland
7 Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity Silver Jubilee Convention Program 1923 Cleveland
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity soft cover Very good 1923 
This is a cool thing, whether you are an alum yourself or are looking for an ancestor who was a member. Looks like this was quite a bash, as brothers descended on the Hotel Hollendan for a five day gala -- December 27th to the 31st. It's interesting to note that Zeta Beta Tau was the first Jewish fraternity in the U.S.. It's not sectarian anymore, but it still was at the time of this event. The brochure measures 5-1/2"x8" and pulls out to reveal five printed page on the front and five on the back. Members came from City College of New York, Columbia, Pennsylvania. Cornell, Boston, (Case)Western Reserve, Tulane, Union College Brooklyn, Ohio State, Syracuse, Louisiana State, Illinois, Harvard, Michigan, McGill, Virginia, Alabama, MIT, Missouri, Chicago, Vanderbilt, Southern California. Washington & Lee, Yale, California, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Washington (Seattle) and Washington (St. Louis). OFFICERS FOR THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION were Julius Kahn, Harold Riegelman, Edwin R. Goodman, Clarence K. Weil, and Harry Steiner. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Focus:Fiber 2008:Textile Art Alliance of Cleveland Museum of Art., 9780940717954
8 9780940717954 Focus:Fiber 2008:Textile Art Alliance of Cleveland Museum of Art.
Cleveland, Ohio Textile art Alliance, Cleveland Art Museum 2008 Card cover Fine condition 
Crisp and clean as new with no defects of note. This is a catalog which accompanied the biennial juried exhibition of contemporary fiber established in 1970 by the Textile Art Alliance. Most of the artists were from the Cleveland area or elsewhere in Ohio, but there were others too from Philadelphia; New York City; North East, PA; Ypsilanti, Michigan; Chicago; Sterling Heights, Michigan; Dearborn MI., Selma, Indiana, Brooklyn, New York; Indiana, PA; Morehead, Kentucky;Swarthmore, PA; and Louisville, KY. The catalog measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 52 pages printed on glossy, substantial paper.The art is wonderful covering a large swath of techniques. There's even a 3-D cupcake and hotdog! A nice touch is a comment from each artist about his or her work. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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Famous Guide to New York 1938 (De Luxe Edition), Gross, Alexander (Editor)
9 Gross, Alexander (Editor) Famous Guide to New York 1938 (De Luxe Edition)
New York Geographia Map Company 1938 De Luxe Edition Card cover Very good condition 
Great cover, especially the blue and white buildings in the background. The guide is a perfect size for taking in the city sights. It measures 5" x 7-1/2" and has 143 clean, white pages printed on quality coated paper which is good for the photos of which there are many. Some are full page with beautiful back and white photography. The text covers Manhattan of course, but also the bourroughs. The short list of things to check out include these categories: amusements, beaches, bridges, the Bronx, Brooklyn, buildings, churches, hotels, hospitals, museums and galleries, maps, theatres, hotels, shops, night clubs, Queens, skyscrapers, trade districts, movie houses, transit lines, and much more if you go to the index at the back of the guide. 
Price: 20.95 USD
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South Brooklyn: A Brief History of that Part of the City of Cleveland Which Lies South of Big Creek and West of the Cuyahoga River (1946), James Ford Rhodes High School
10 James Ford Rhodes High School South Brooklyn: A Brief History of that Part of the City of Cleveland Which Lies South of Big Creek and West of the Cuyahoga River (1946)
Cleveland, Ohio James Ford Rhodes High School 1948 Card cover Very good condition 
This history of South Brooklyn, Ohio is not often seen. In twenty years I have only had two. This second one is quite clean and nice with no names or writing and no creasing to pages or cover. The only fault is a few tiny tears to the yapped edges which I will iron flat and repair with small pieces of archival tape on the back. The book measures 6" x 9" and has 109 pages printed on very nice paper. Augmenting the text are black and white photographs and maps. The text itself is two parts -- Part I, Introduction to the Western Reserve, Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, and Brooklyn. Part II Early History -- Brighton Village, Incorporation as South Brookyln, Annexation by Cleveland and Development of Modern Community Life. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Marx & Feminism (centerpiece 12) Selma James, 1994, James, Selma
11 James, Selma Marx & Feminism (centerpiece 12) Selma James, 1994
London, England Crossroads Books 1994 Reprint card cover Fine condition 
Crisp, clean booklet not often seen, #12 in a series of 12 at the time of publication. It first appeared as a Jubilee Group Lenten Lecture at St. Botolph's Church in London. The theme was "After Marx", as 1984 marked the centenary of the death of Karl Marx. The intent was to "promote a serious study of Marx among Christian people." This edition has been revised. In reading the text it helps to know that Selma James was also the founder of the International Wages for Housework Campaign. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and is 84 years old. Her booklet measures 5"x8" and has 31 dense pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Down on Throop Avenue, No author Stated
12 No author Stated Down on Throop Avenue
Brookyln, New York American Board of Missions to the Jews Inc. Late 1930's-40's soft cover Very Good 
Very scarce oversized booklet, quality printed on coated paper with many photographs. Plain khaki colored cover with embossed title. Clean as a whistle inside and out. Measures 9"x11-1/2" and has 38 pages. No date, but it's clearly from the late 1930's to the 40's, as that's when the The American Board of Missions to the Jews was the largest Christian mission proselytizing to Jews in America. They were set up on Throop Avenue in Brooklyn (though also had satellite agencies in other states) due to the enormous Jewish population and the regular arrivals of Jewish refugees. Booklet explains their mission and their services. The founder was Leopold Cohn who died in 1937. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Holiday Magazine June, 1950 (Brooklyn by Irwin Shaw), Shaw, Irwin; Michener,James
13 Shaw, Irwin; Michener,James Holiday Magazine June, 1950 (Brooklyn by Irwin Shaw)
Philadelphia Curtis Publishing 1950 Vol. 7, No. 6 soft cover Very Good Condition 
This is a spectacular issue. Not one, but two stellar authors have articles in it. Irwin Shaw takes the limelight with a big, bold article about Brookyln, New York illutrated with color photos. If you have a soft spot for Brooklyn this one's really good. Shaw's article is tagged "the burrough of extroverts has everything -- cash, culture, crime and Coney Island." The second story is by James Michener on Fuji which is tagged "They don't roast people anymore, but the islanders still have burning problems." Other articles are about Virginia City. Cambridge, England and dieting. Magazine is oversized at 11" x 14" with 165 pages. Color ads include Pontiac, Studebaker, Miller High Life, Ford and lots more. Magazine is clean with an intact spine strip and no label. Only fault is a crease to lower front corner. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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