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West Side Books and Curios
Lois Harvey
3434 W. 32nd Ave. Denver CO 80211
303-480-0220
www.westsidebooks.com
westsidebooks@qwestoffice.net
Arts, Oddities and Miscellany, including Architecture, Childrens, Literary Biography, Leather Bound, History, Vintage Paperbacks and Signed Books
Booth Number: 73

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Busy, Busy World. Richard Scarry. NY: Golden Press, 1965.

Description: Signed by Richard Scarry on verso of front free end paper; First Edition. VG condition with only very slight cracking on front joint and very slight bumping to corners and spine edges, otherwise a bright, clean copy. The kingpin of the Scarry books in its original, large format. 92 pages.

Genre: Children's Books; Illustrators; Signed Books; First Editions

Price $450.00

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Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara, in the Years 1843-1845, to Ascertain the Fate of Colonel Stoddart and Captain Conolly. Rev. Joseph Wolff. London: John W. Parker, 1845

Description: Account of Joseph Wolff's nearly fatal attempt to locate the already doomed Colonel Stoddart and Captain Conolly in what is modern day Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Second edition; complete in two volumes; green cloth-covered boards, sunned to gold at spines, light soiling to surfaces; All nine lithograph plates present. 352/335 (+16 pages of ads). G+

Genre: Vintage Travel. World History

Price $300.00

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Buck Rogers 25th Century featuring Buddy and Allura in "Strange Adventures in the Spider Ship". Lt. Dick Calkins and Phil Nowlan. Chicago: Pleasure Books, Inc., 1935.

Description: Cover reads "The 'Pop-Up Buck Rogers: Strange Adventures in the Spider-Ship, with 3 'Pop-Up' Pictures." Bright and colorful pop-ups that work, one simple fold in frontis-pop-up lazy, but easily adjusted by hand, otherwise all pop-ups functional with the third particularly spry. Light soiling to covers and very little to text, which is also illustrated in black and white. 20 pages. VG.

Genre: Children's Books; Pop-ups; Illustrated

Price $300.00

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Song Without Words: A Book of Engravings on Wood Lynd Ward. NY: Random House, Inc., 1936.

Description: Beautiful book of wood engravings by Lynd Ward narrating cycles of birth, creativity, death and destruction. Signed and numbered limited edition with slipcase. Gilt paper-covered boards with white paper over spine; spine lightly sunned; light rubbing and scratching to surfaces. Front paste-down end paper with previous owner's name neatly in ink; half-title page with "Christmas 1936" written small in the same neat hand; front free end paper with tiny bookstore code in ink; rear paste-down with tiny bookstore code in pencil. Illustrated text body (no text) in beautiful shape, the black tones very black and white surfaces bright and with luster. Slipcase white with gilt band, light splitting to top and bottom edges at the lip. 48 pages. VG/G+

Genre: Illustrators; Signed Books; Limited Editions

Price $400.00

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Islamic Carpets. Joseph V. McMullan. NY: Near Eastern Art Research Center, Inc., 1965.

Description: A book detailing one of the world's greatest collection of Islamic carpets, the collection of Joseph V. McMullan. Signed and inscribed on half-title page. Red cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering. Minor flaws to front free end paper, else Fine. Profusely illustrated in color with fold-out plates. DJ with errata paste-on to rear text; extremities of spine and corners bumped and chipped; a couple of small, closed tears to flap joints; crease to spine. Includes two items of Haji Baba-related ephemera. 387 pages. NF/VG-.

Genre: Islamic Carpets; Carpets and Rugs; Eastern Arts; Art

Price $200.00

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