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- Featured items that West Side Books and Curios plans to bring to RMBPF 2018.
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Omar Khayyam; Elihu Vedder (illustrator). Boston/Houghton, Mifflin & Co./1884
Influential English language edition of Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat. Large Folio illustrated profusely with Elihu Vedder's drawings. Photolithograph plates. Brown cloth-covered boards with some fading to gilt decorations and lettering, merest spotting and scratching to surfaces. Corners bumped and rubbed. Binding is strong and pages clean, with illustrations clear and bright.
Shufunotomo Co., Ltd.; (Norman Sparnon, preface). Tokyo/ Shufunotomo Co., Ltd./1991
ISBN: 407974417X. 274 pages. Blue cloth covered boards with very light bumping and rubbing to corners and edges, slightly more at heel of spine. DJ with light surface rubbing at rear, minimal bumping to corners, very light sunning to spine. Illustrations throughout bright and clean. VG+/VG+
Scarce first Japanese (still English language) edition, published simultaneous with American edition. Preface by Norman Sparnon, Introduction by Ikenobo Sen'ei.
Genre: Japan; Flower Arrangement; Art; Crafts; Botanical
Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzana/Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc./1939
First Edition. 318 pages. Blue cloth-covered boards, red topstain to pages, merest rubbing to edges. DJ missing 2" x 3" triangle at front bottom outer corner, chipping to top edges, 2" closed tear to rear cover. NF/G
Genre: Tarzan; Edgar Rice Burroughs; Vintage Juvenile Fiction
Gary Trudeau. Kansas City/Andrews and McMeel/1992
ISBN: 0836217020. 224 pages. Unopened Uncle Duke action figure with accouterments attached to book. First edition of anthology of Trudeau's classic character, Uncle Duke, a not-so-thinly disguised Hunter S. Thompson. Minor rubbing to cardboard edges of package and book. VG++.
Genre: Action Figures; Political Cartoons; Hunter S Thompson
T.S. Eliot. London/Faber & Faber/1929
69 pages. First Edition with first state DJ. Decorative boards with light sunning to spine and top edge. DJ sunned and rubbed at spine with light chipping and tearing to extremities of spine. Number 2 in the Poets on the Poets series.
Genre: Poetry; Literary Criticism