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Abacus Books, RMABA
Richard Chant
504 Main St., Unit B Longmont CO 80501
www.abacususedbooks.com
richard_chant@hotmail.com
303-817-7349 or 303-717-5476
Antiquarian and Collectible Books in Many Fields, Ephemera and Vintage Photography
Booth#: 18
 

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Browning, Robert. ARTHUR RACKHAM, illustrator. George G. Harrap, London, 1934.

Description:
Number 93 of a limited edition of 410 signed by Arthur Rackham, illustrator. Octavo. Limp vellum wraps lettered in gilt. Decorative endpapers. 45pp with fourteen black and white drawings plus four color plates. Top edges gilt. Housed in a slip case with paper spine label with corresponding limitation number.
 
Near fine with a tight binding and no rubbing to cover. Slip case shows slight age toning with tiny chips to bottom edge of paper spine label.
 

Price $1,250.00

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Notes Taken During Travels in Africa 1835 - 6. Davidson, John. Printed for Private Circulation Only. London. 1839.

Description:
First edition. 4to. 218pp complete with three engraved plates. Cloth boards with gold lettering. Interior clean. Boards irregularly faded and a little worn at edges.
 
Davidson headed an African expedition, at his own expense, and proposed to proceed by way of Fez to Tâfilêlt, and then via the southern slope of Mount Atlas, to Nigritia, across the Sahara. He left England in August 1835, bound for Timbuctoo. Going to Gibraltar he crossed into Morocco. He started for the great desert at the end of November 1836, but while stopping at a watering-place called Swekeza he was robbed and murdered on 18 December 1836 by the tribe El Harib. After Davidson's death his brother published, ‘Notes taken during Travels in Africa,’ 1839, printed by J. L. Cox. (Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, vi. 430, vii. 144).
 

Price $1,250.00

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Africa Portuguesa. Faria y Sousa, Manuel De. Tomo Unico. Lisboa, A Costa d’Antonio Craesbeeck 1681

Description:
First edition. Folio in sixes. [iii], Title, Dedication and License; 207pp. Tabla 11pp. Spanish language. Contemporary vellum bound stiff wraps. Housed in custom cover and slipcase.
 
Dedication page professionally re-attached. A few small closed tears to page edges. Vellum cover a little age wrinkled with one tear to spine end.
 
This account of the Portuguese possessions in Africa is a compilation, the scope of the volume extending from the year 495 to 1520. It gives a narrative of various expeditions along the coasts, and deals principally with North African Territories. (Mendelssohn Vol. 1 p.533).
 

Price $2,500.00

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Surviving Bukowski; The Relationship Between Ann Menebroker and Charles Bukowski.. Menebroker, Ann. Red Cedar Press, Boulder, Colorado. 1998.

Description:
Chapbook. Folded stapled 8vo. 44pp. in printed wraps.
 
50 copies of the chapbook were published. John Martin (Black Sparrow Press) gave me full permission to publish the Bukowski letters which, up to that point, were unpublished. The chapbook is not a memoir, just a series of quotes from letters written by Ann, my cousin, to me during the 60s and 90s. The chapbook was published after Bukowski's death. Buk dedicated South of no West to Ann Menebroker. Since nothing has been written about their relationship, I thought it the work would add a little bit to the knowledge about Buk. (Roger W. Langton, Editor).
 

Price $250.00

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Service Album. A collection of 121 Original Photographs.. Unidentified photographer. Various Locations. 1942-45.

Description:
Oblong suede Service Album 9 1/2" by 6 3/4" containing 121 original black and white photographs documenting a serviceman's experiences during W.W.II including Camp Barkeley, Tx; Chemical Warfare Service; Lowry Field, Co; 17th Photo (Recon) Squadron South Pacific, England, Germany and France.
 
Also with pleasure trips to Deer Park, Co; Eldorado Springs, Co; Boulder Canyon, Co and San Francisco.
 
Photographs are bright and well focused. Attached to pages with photo "corners"
 

Price $250.00

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