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Occasional List: January 8, 2019

 

 

[China] Lee, Yan Phou: When I Was A Boy In China 1887. Lothrop Publishing Company. Boston, MA. Hardcover. 1st Edition/ 1st Printing. Near Fine / 111p.  This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and Chinese "Chop" on the front end paper. "Born in Xiangshan, China in 1861, Immigrated in 1880 to Hartford, Connecticut as part of the Chinese Educational Mission. - Was “recalled” after one year, but immigrated back on the condition that he could never return to China. When I was a Boy in China was published in 1887 by D. Lothrop Company and was the first book published by someone of Asian descent in English in the U. S. The book covers many topics including Chinese religious practices, schooling, architecture, and more." (from Researchgate)  Record #37265                                $50.00

 

[China] Arnold, Julean and Mrs. William Mayer (compilers): A China Colony In The Beautiful Berkeley Hills 1942. Berkeley Chamber of Commerce. Berkeley, CA. Paperback. Revised Edition/ Very Good+ / Unpaginated  This is an oversized paperback pamphlet with self covers and a stapled spine. Revised Edition. This pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some light bumping, rubbing and toning, especially to the edges. The text pages are clean and bright. " It is a singular fact that the vast majority of Americans who have resided in China for upards of a year cherish warm memories of contacts made and experiences enjoyed. After their return to their homland, they welcome opportunities to enjoy the companionship of many of htose whom they have known in China."  Record #37475                                                $100.00

 

 

[Cooking] Auterson-Bradley, Co. (compiled by Members Of Rose City Park Asembly) :United Artisan Cook Book : Tried Recipes. 1915. Members of Rose City Park Assembly. Portland, OR. Paperback. 1st Edition/ 1st Printing. Good /  B&W Illustrations  107p.  This is a trade sized paperback book with cardstock covers and a side stapled spine. The book is in Good only condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some wear, rubbing and edge tearing. The front cover has patches of the cover that have been rubbed, or pulled away. The text pages are clean and bright. There is an inked 1915 on the cover page, along with several lines of inked notes on the top edge of the title page. "The Artisans Order of Mutual Protection was founded by Civil war medical examiner Dr. James Bunn, his Supervisor Dr. Matson and Mr. McMurray. Dr. Bunn had also help found the Ancient Order of United Workmen. Preliminary meetings on the idea of a fraternal benefit society that would be more satisfactory in terms of benefits for the working man were first held by this group in 1867. This group met again in 1872 in St. Louis MO. At this meeting Dr. Bunn unveiled the rituals of the order and administered an oath to those in attendance to keep it secret. Another convention was held in Washington, DC in 1873 and Dr. Bunn was given the title of the "Most Excellent Master Artisan". Bunn was authorized to institute assemblies and start to recruit new members into the Order. The charter was signed on May 1st 1873. In its early years the Order had had a lengthy ritual that was heavily influenced by Freemasonry. This ritual had been set up by Mr. McMurray. It worked three degrees - Indentured Apprentice, fellow Workman and Perfect Artisan" (from Wikipedia)                                    Record #37466                                                                     $100.00

 

[Cooking] Homemaking Department Of Kubasaki High School: What's Cooking On Okinawa: A Community Cookbook. 1966. Charles E. Tuttle Company Publishers. Rutland, VT / Tokyo Japan. Spiral bound. 1st Edition/ 1st Printing. Very Good /  B&W Illustrations  284p.  This book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book has illustrated cardstock covers and a plastic spiral binding The covers have edge wear, rubbing and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "The first classes started sometime in November 1946 at a site named Okinawa University Study Center in Camp Hayward with Dr. Theodora J. Koob as its founder and first principal. Classes were held on the site of Okinawa University Study Center in a large Quonset hut under the name "Okinawa University School". The first classes consisted of 30 students and faculty; the initial schedule consisting of a half day, six days per week and was inclusive of only six grades. Middle and high school grade children were included sometime between November 1946 and March 1947. The school newspaper was The Quonsetter. There was no yearbook printed in 1947." (from Wikipedia) Record #37497                                             $40.00

 

[Cooking] Beecher, Catherine E. and Harriet Beecher Stowe: The New Housekeeper's Manual:  : Embracing a New Revised Edition of the American Woman's Home. 1873. J. B. Ford and Company. New York. Hardcover. 1st Edition/ Very Good+ /  B&W Illustrations  591  This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light edge wear, bumping, rubbing and fraying. A. E. G. (All edges Gilt) . The text pages are clean and bright. There is some beginning biopredation to the spine and top rear cover. "Need a recipe for indelible ink or frizzled beef? Want to know how to purify a well, make strawberry vinegar, or build and clean stoves, chimneys and furnaces? The answers all are waiting at the USC Libraries. In 1873, The New Housekeeper’s Manual: Embracing a New Revised Edition of the American Woman’s Home—coauthored by Uncle Tom’s Cabin author Harriet Beecher Stowe and her older sister Catharine Beecher—was published. Heavily referencing Biblical scriptures, the sisters’ “how-to” manual on excelling at domesticity uses science, religion, architecture, and nutrition—as well as the author’s own feminist philosophies—to emphasize the physical and spiritual health of a family. The second half of the book includes simple recipes for everything from potato soup and roast beef to such delicacies as veal cheese, souse, and tripe." (from San Francisco Chronicle)Record #37562                                                          $200.00

 

[Counter Culture] Midpeninsula Free University: The Free You: July 1968 Volume 2, Number 11: Turn On, Tune In, Move Out. 1968. Midpeninsula Free University. Menlo Park, CA. Magazine. 1st Edition/ Very Good+ /  B&W Illustrations  16p.  This magazine is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The magazine is generally clean and bright, with just a bit of light bumping and curling to the corners. The text pages are clean and bright.Record #37516                                $40.00

 

[Counter Culture] Midpeninsula Free University: Summer Course Catalogue And Calendar : June - July - August 1968. 1968. Midpeninsula Free University. Menlo Park, CA. Program. 1st Edition/ Very Good /  B&W Illustrations  32p..  This is an oversized course catalogue for summer 1968 - with heavy illustrated cardstock covers. The catalogue is missing the bottom half of the rear cover (it's been clipped out) but is otherwise in Very Good condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Midpeninsula Free University (MFU) was one of the largest and most successful of the many free universities that sprang up on and around college campuses in the mid-1960s in the wake of the Free Speech Movement at University of California, Berkeley and the nationwide anti-war Teach-ins which followed." "In its most active and successful years—1968-1969—enrollment varied between 1,000 and 1,275. Between 150 and 300 courses were offered each quarter, covering a variety of categories: Encounter/Sensitivity (26%) , Arts (15%) , Philosophy & Religion (13%) , Crafts (12%) , Politics & Economics (12%) , Leisure (10%) , Whole Earth Studies (8%) , Education (4%). It was known for its intriguing and disparate mix of classes. The MFU strove for full participatory democracy. All significant decisions were made by the membership, either at monthly membership meetings or weekly Coordinating Committee meetings open to any member who wished to participate and presided over by an elected Coordinator." (from Wikipedia) Record#37517                                                                         $40.00

 

[Counter Culture]  Midpeninsula Free University: Fall Course Catalogue And Calendar : Fall 1968. 1968. Midpeninsula Free University. Menlo Park, CA. Program. 1st Edition/ Very Good+ /  B&W Illustrations  60p.  This is an oversized course catalogue for Fall1968 - with heavy illustrated cardstock covers. The catalogue is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Midpeninsula Free University (MFU) was one of the largest and most successful of the many free universities that sprang up on and around college campuses in the mid-1960s in the wake of the Free Speech Movement at University of California, Berkeley and the nationwide anti-war Teach-ins which followed."                        Record #37518                                                                        $40.00

 

[Counter Culture] Midpeninsula Free University: The Free You : October 1968 : Vol. 2, Num.16: the First Lytton Plaza Bust. 1968. Midpeninsula Free University. Menlo Park, CA. Magazine. 1st Edition/ Very Good+ /  B&W Illustrations  12p.  This magazine is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The magazine is generally clean and bright, with just a bit of light bumping and curling to the corners. The text pages are clean and bright.    Record #37519                                                            $40.00

 

[Counter Culture] Midpeninsula Free University: The Free You : January 1969: Volume 3, Num. 1: Marriage. 1969. Midpeninsula Free University. Menlo Park, CA. Magazine. 1st Edition/ Very Good+ /  B&W Illustrations  44p.  This magazine is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The magazine is generally clean and bright, with just a bit of light bumping and curling to the corners. The text pages are clean and bright. This edition includes a wanted poster for Leroy Eldridge Cleaver.                             Record #37520                                            $40.00

 

[Counter Culture]  Midpeninsula Free University: Winter Course Catalogue And Calendar : Winter 1969. 1969. Midpeninsula Free University. Menlo Park, CA. Program. 1st Edition/ Very Good+ /  B&W Illustrations  47p.  This is an oversized course catalogue for Winter 1969 - with heavy illustrated cardstock covers. The catalogue is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Midpeninsula Free University (MFU) was one of the largest and most successful of the many free universities that sprang up on and around college campuses in the mid-1960s in the wake of the Free Speech Movement at University of California, Berkeley and the nationwide anti-war Teach-ins which followed (from Wikipedia)   Record#37521                                                                      $40.00

 

[Counter Culture] Midpeninsula Free University: The Free You : September 1968: Volume 2, Num.14: the Subject is Marijuana. 1968. Midpeninsula Free University. Menlo Park, CA. Magazine. 1st Edition/ Very Good+ /  B&W Illustrations  20p.  This magazine is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The magazine is generally clean and bright, with just a bit of light bumping and curling to the corners. The text pages are clean and bright. . Record #37522                            $40.00

 

[Drinks] Duffy, Patrick Gavin (Revised and Enlarged by James A. Beard) :The Official Mixer's Manual : The Standard Guide for Professional & Amateur Bartenders Throughout the World. 1940. Blue Ribbon. New York. Hardcover. Early Reprint/  Very Good+ / Very Good-.   328p. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners, along with several chips and small edge tears. The dust jacket has spots of ground-in dirt. "Mr. Duffy is an old-time bar-tender and in this book he gives just about every recipe for mixed drinks that anyone ever tried anywhere. He is however, what you might call a fundamentalist. He quotes many recipes that were devised during prohibition, he shakes his head over them very sadly. He is opposed firmly to mixing any two kinds of strong liquor in one drink, "especially," he adds, "when they are shaken, together with bitters, cream, and raspberry syrup." " " (from the Wikitender webpage) Record #A37548                                          $150.00

 

 

[Ephemera] Lassabliere, Dr. P. (translated From The French Of...) /compagnie Des Chemins De Fer De Paris À Lyon Et À La Méditerranée: Thermal Resorts 0. Faculty of Medecine, Paris. Paris, France. Stapled wraps. Very Good+ /  B&W Illustrations  38pThe booklet gives a list of thermal resorts that are on the route of the Chemins de Fer Paris, Lyon, Mediterranee. "1914 advertisement Le MiroirBond of the Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée, issued 1. May 1920The Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée (usually known simply as the PLM) was a French railway company. [1]Created between 1858 and 1862 from the amalgamation of the earlier Paris-Lyon and Lyon-Méditerranée companies, and subsequently incorporating a number of smaller railways, the PLM operated chiefly in the south-east of France, with a main line which connected Paris to the Côte d'Azur by way of Dijon, Lyon, and Marseille. The company was also the operator of railways in Algeria." Record#37430                                                              $35.00

 

 

[Ephemera] U. S. S. Calamares (Af-18) :Handwritten Signalman's Log From May, 7th, 1918 Through Sept 17, 1918 : For the USS Calamares (AF-18) . 1918. USS Calamares. Atlantic Ocean. Hardcover. Good /  B&W Illustrations   This is a small cloth covered hardback (trade sized) in Good only condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine of the book is mostly gone though the stitching and binding of the book is generally solid condition. There is a faint US Navy Seal on the front cover, along with heavy ground-in dirt and previous owner's handwritten doodles and notes. There are approximately 75 leaves (making approx. 150 pages). The front endpaper / first text page has been torn vertically and is missing half of the page. The text pages are mostly handwritten in pencil (occasional ink marks throughout) and are noted in mostly four hour increments, written by a number of different hands. The USS Calamares was built in 1913 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and was chartered (in a contract to the US Navy) as a transport / cargo ship during World War I -- during a period of eight months from April to October 1918, the ship made "five voyages to France as part of he Navy's vast responsibility to transport to the American Expeditionary Force, reinforcements, munitions, and supplies." This log includes instructions from the captain, written before being translated into flag or light messages and sent to other ships, or signals received from other ships and written down before handing over to the bridge. Commanded by CDR. C. L. Arnold. (though there is mention of a Commander Sadler? ). The convoy includes the: Charleston, The Talbot, The Calhoun, The Mallory, The Siboney, The Maui, The Orizaba, The Dia de Italia, The Calamares, The American, and, The Tenadores) Following are some examples: On June 3, 1918 : "10: 55 How many smoke boxes (Smoke Generator, used on board ships, for camouflage. ) have you and how many can you spare." July 3, 1918: "10: 50am P. D. L. From Pres. Grant to Calhoun- (? ) to Engineer Officer Sixty-five hundred gallons. Two boilers, one burner. Each consists hundred and seventy pounds please give us your reports at noon. Sig. Engineer Officer." July 13, 1918 "6: 20 pm: P. D. L. To Short Sta. 4V (? ) Please send boat for patrol party as we have no reliable motor boat." July 21, 1918: 11: 55pm: from Tenadores to Calamares: "Un to Radio Officer what information have yyou that makes you say message referred to was sent to Azores am sending you message and if you decipher it let me know what cypher used. Message follow: origen . Rush-able-able to unit rush-able-able unit - dog. Dog- easy - have - mike - quack..."               Record #37449                                                                       $200.00

 

[Middle East] Dadesho, Sargon O. (B. A. , M. S. , Ph. D. ) (Written and edited by): The Assyrian National Question At The United Nations :  (A Historical Injustice Redressed) the Unparalled Tragedy of the Assyrian People. 1987. Sargon O. Dadesho. Modesto, CA. Hardcover. 1st Edition/ 1st Printing. Very Good+ /   B&W Illustrations  295p.  "Sargon Dadesho (born September 18, 1948 in Habbaniya, Iraq) is an Assyrian nationalist leader. Dadesho is currently the head of various Assyrian organizations and political parties. In the early 1970s Dadesho was a vocal evangelist for the Assyrian Universal Alliance. His pursuit of a more militant approach to finding solutions to Assyrian struggle in Iraq led him to leave AUA and with the help of a few former AUA members form the Bet-Nahrain Democratic Party in California. He has skillfully utilized the media for his political aims as president of Bet-Nahrain Inc. , a 501(c) (03) public charity non-profit organization that operates a 24/7Assyrian television station KSBV Channel 23, out of Ceres. He also runs a radio program, a television station and a magazine, along with AssyriaSat."                                                                                           Record #A37523                                                                   $150.00

 

 

[Menus] [Ephemera] Adak, Alaska (U. S. Navy) (Ephemera): Hammerhead Lodge Menu . Hammer Head Lodge. Adak, AK. Hardcover. Very Good+ /  This is a cardcover folder / menu with a decorated and stamped front cover. The interior contains two typed pages of menu items with prices under plastic holders. This menu is from circa 1955 at the Hammerhead Lodge which was the Naval Officer's mess on Adak Island, Alaska. "On 1 July 1950, the Air Force transferred Davis AFB to the United States Navy who established an anti-submarine warfare base there. Adak was most recently run by the U. S. Navy as a deployment base for P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft, primarily to conduct antisubmarine warfare operations against submarines and surveillance of naval surface vessels of the former Soviet Union. The Naval Air Facility was also reported to be used as a refueling stop for U-2, Dragon Lady, ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft.” Record #37467                                                          $65.00

 

 

[Ephemera]  (World War Ii) (Posters): What Makes V-mail Tick 1944. U. S. Government Printing Office. Washington D. C. . Poster. Very Good /  B&W Illustrations   World War II poster - "What Makes V-Mail Tick" dated 1944 (6-19-44) . This poster is in Very Good condition. The poster does have pin holes at each corner and there is one small (one inch long) tear to one of the folds. The poster has been folded three times. The article with photographs has been reprinted from "The Masthead" "V-mail ensured that thousands of tons of shipping space could be reserved for war materials. The 37 mail bags required to carry 150,000 one-page letters could be replaced by a single mail sack. The weight of that same amount of mail was reduced dramatically from 2,575 pounds to a mere 45. The blue-striped cardboard containers held V-mail letter forms. The system of microfilming letters was based on the use of special V-mail letter-sheets, which were a combination of letter and envelope. The letter-sheets were constructed and gummed so as to fold into a uniform and distinctively marked envelope. The user wrote the message in the limited space provided, added the name and address of the recipient, folded the form, affixed postage, if necessary, and mailed the letter. V-mail correspondence was then reduced to thumb-nail size on microfilm. The rolls of film were sent to prescribed destinations for developing at a receiving station near the addressee. Finally, individual facsimiles of the letter-sheets were reproduced about one-quarter the original size and the miniature mail was then delivered to the addressee. " (from the Smithsonian website)                                     Record #37470                                                                        $75.00

 

[Medicine] Linton, M. L. (M. D. ) (Doctor Moses L. Linton): The Outlines of General Pathology 1851. Printed At the Republican Office. St. Louis, MO. Hardcover. 1st Edition/ 1st Printing. Good / 205p.  This book is in Good Only condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The spine of the book has chipping to the cover at both ends, along with wear and rubbing. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have rubbing, bumping and wear. The text pages are generally clean and bright, but do have spots of foxing throughout. "Dr. Moses L. Linton came from Kentucky in 1842. A graduate of Transylvania University, perfected in his profession by study abroad, he had a short time before moving to St. Louis announced his conversion to the Roman Catholic faith.. Dr. Linton took a course in Europe at a time when few American doctors did that. He was associated in his studies abroad part of the time with Dr. Charles A. Pope. That association had much to do with Dr. Linton's decision to settle in St. Louis, where he was invited to tkae a chair in the faculty of the medical department of the St. Louis University." (from St. Louis, the Fourth City, vol. 1) Record #37567                                                                   $100.00