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19th-Century Cookery "On the Fire" in the Household of a Widely Active Lancashire Executive
       (Mrs. Rawlinson's Manuscript Compilations)

Rawlinson, Mary Ann.  Manuscript on paper, in English. [Cookery]. Burnley, Lancashire: [ca. 1884]. 2 vols (16.1 cm, 6.34"; 15.7 cm, 6.18"). I: [32] ff. II: [24] ff.
$1,250.00

Two notebooks of recipes compiled by Mary Ann Rawlinson of Burnley, Lancashire. Rawlinson (1841–1912) was the wife of Joshua Rawlinson (1841–1896), a prominent figure in the Burnley community — having trained at his father's cotton mill, he went on to become an accountant and successfully directed or managed a jaw-dropping number of businesses and business concerns in the area, including the Burnley Paper Works, the Burnley Carriage Company, the Burnley Ironworks, the Nelson Room and Power Company, etc. He also became a well-known authority on the cotton trade, founding or serving in various positions in the Burnley Cotton Spinners' and Manufacturers' Association, the Todmorden Cotton Spinners' and Manufacturers' Association, the Padiham Masters' Association, the Colne and District Coloured Goods Manufacturers' Association, and many other organizations; his obituary in The Accountant periodical noted his widespread influence in trade matters, and his position as "one of the best-known men on the Manchester Exchange . . . well known and respected throughout commercial circles in Lancashire." In addition, he was one of the founding members of the Victoria Hospital, assisted in that capacity by Mary Ann.
        Mrs. Rawlinson recorded these recipes in standard format with ingredients listed first, and although her page-filling, uninterrupted, and only lightly punctuated paragraphs sometimes obscure that convention, her strong, slanting handwriting is very decipherable. The dishes she chose to preserve here (unseparated by any categorization) include British classics as well as dishes showing overseas influences; among them are Genoise pudding, maccaroni cheese [sic], curry, baked haddock, marmalade pudding, ragout of rabbit, milk rolls, lobster cutlets, beef olives, amber pudding (using apples, dried cherries, and lemon rind), Charlotte Russe, stewed steak, potato croquettes, Mulligatawny soup, lentil purée, beef hash pie, orange fritters, stewed kidney, kedgeree, German pudding, oyster patties, and many others. In the middle of one volume are a few pages bearing dessert recipes given in several different hands, one recipe being attributed to Mrs. Carr and one dated 1884.
        This gathering of recipes provides => a great deal of information regarding the dietary habits and preferences of the prosperous couple, as well as the culinary techniques available to Mrs. Rawlinson — everything here was prepared "on the fire," as Burnley did not have electricity until 1893.

Contemporary oilcloth limp wrappers, now housed in a plain box with printed paper label on lid; box extremities lightly rubbed, wrappers rubbed and worn, text block all but detached from spine in smaller volume; Mrs. Rawlinson's name inscribed in each volume. Larger volume with offsetting to first and last pages; a very few instances of spotting, pages overall very clean. => Interesting provenance/context, and interesting content.  (41147)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Lord's Covenant Church.  [cover title] The Bible, Devil and Satan Defined: Exposé of a Pagan Doctrine. Sandpoint, IA: America's Promise, n.d. [ca. 1980-89]. Small 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). 18 pp.
$25.00

Christian Identity perspective, arguing against the existence of a fallen angel with godlike powers. Reprinted from "Herald of the Coming Age" by America's Promise Ministries.

Wrappers, saddle-stitched. Rubber stamp on non-title-page of Christian Research in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Minor foxing. Very good.  (41141)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Lord's Covenant Church.  [cover title] The Bible, Devil and Satan Defined: Exposé of a Pagan Doctrine. [Phoenix, AZ: Lord's Covenant Church / America's Promise, n.d. [ca. 1980-89]. Small 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). 18 pp.
$25.00

Christian Identity perspective, arguing against the existence of a fallen angel with godlike powers. Reprinted from "Herald of the Coming Age" by Lord's Covenant Church America's Promise.

Wrappers, saddle-stitched. Rubber stamp on non-title-page of Christian Research in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Minor foxing. Very good.  (41140)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Blankenship, Doug, editor.  Our Own Community Press. Norfolk: Unitarian-Universalist Gay Community Unitarian Church, 1981–1986. Tabloid format. Approx. 12 pp. per issue.
$150.00

Eleven issue broken run of the folded tabloid homophile newspaper on newsprint. Includes early AIDS reportage, ads, local events, national news, photos, cartoons, services and resources.
        Issue numbers included are: 5:6, 11; 6:2, 3, 7; 8:5 & 6; 9:11; 10:2 & 11 and 11:2.

Newsprint but in good condition.  (41139)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

(Black Chucrhes).  New roads to faith: Black perspectives in church education. Philadelphia: United Church Press, 1973. Small 8vo (22 cm, 9"). 19, 27, 7, 13 pp.
$58.50

"A series of three monographs with use guide. "The contents are: Alston, Percel O. Use guide.--Jones, James M. Educating Black people for liberation and collective growth.--Harding, Vincent. The acts of God and the children of Africa.--Stokes, Olivia Pearl. The educational role of Black churches in the 70s and 80s.

Pamphlets, saddle stitched. Very good.  (41138)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

First United Lutheran Church, San Francisco, CA. Lutheran Lesbian & Gay Ministry.  The Newsletter: giving voice to vision in the San Francisco/Greater Bay Area. San Francisco: Lutheran Lesbian & Gay Ministry/First United Lutheran Church, 1990. Folio (28 cm, 11"). 8 pp.
$18.50

Name remained “The Newsletter,” “until a name/logo is chosen!!!” Articles, news, events, services and resources, photos.
        Lightly-used newsletter on gray stock. Very good.

Lightly-used newsletter on gray stock. Very good.  (41137)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

The Church for Unity and Service, San Francisco, CA.  Broadside: The Church for Unity and Service: a church for us. San Francisco: The Church for Unity and Service, 1983. Folio (28 cm, 11"). [1] p.
$30.00

Announcement for a special service on Sunday, June 26, 1983 for Lesbian/Gay Freedom Day Parade. Fifth year the Church has been active. With a portrait of Rev. Charles Thorpe. The announcement has a bit more information.

Single 11" x 8.5" sheet printed recto-only, red ink on white stock. Very good.  (41136)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Church Federation.  Broadside: Draft Statement on the Inter-Cultural Crisis for Assembly of the Church Federation. No place: Church Federation, n.d. [but ca. 1950]. Folio (28 cm, 11"). [1] p.
$85.00

An undated call for the end of segregation in its churches: It quotes the 1946 dictum by the National Council of Churches wanting "a non-segregated church in a non-segregated society." Argues that "It is the business of the church to speak vigorously and to act energetically to eliminate any vestige of discrimination or segregation."

Single 11"x 8.5" sheet, mimeographed on one side, very good.  (41135)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Psychedelic Venus Church, Berkeley, CA.  Nelly Heathen. Berkeley, CA: Psychedelic Venus Church, 1973.. Folio. 24 pp.
$100.00

Apparently one-shot publication of a church devoted to neo-paganism with sexual orgies as a religious practice; cover photo depicts a couple in a sexual position on an altar. Line drawings represent both straight and gay couplings. The Psychedelic Venus Church was founded by Jefferson "F***" Poland. Includes material on the Maithuna Rite, Phallic worship, Yoga, Moon Magic, Sri Willie Minzey who was an initiate into the Hindu Shiva sect and was sentenced to 10 years in Calif. prison on possession and distribution of marijuana, also history and bylaws of the Psyven Church. Editors and others associated with this publications include Rev. Mother Boats, Susan EliSabeth, John & Steve Gaylove, Cecily Burke, Bear, Rhyder McClure, et al.

Printed as a tabloid, on newsprint paper, folded, illustrations, photos, evenly toned, otherwise very good.  (41126)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Oakland, CA.  A safe place. Oakland: A safe place, c/o Bethlehem Lutheran Church, [1979].
$32.50

Announcement of a battered women's shelter. Includes a substantial quote from Del Martin's "Battered Wives."

Two 8.5x11 inch sheets stapled together, originally folded into thirds as a brochure; remnant of tape at edge.  (41125)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

First Unitarian Church of San Francisco.  Broadside: World government and mundialization platform of the First Unitarian Church of San Francisco. San Francisco: First Unitarian Church of San Francisco, 1969. Folio (14" x. 8.5"). 1 p.
$30.00

Text of the platform supporting the idea of a single world government Together with a similar document, the 1971 version. 14" x. 8.5" leaflet, printed on one side.

Neatly fold-creased to fit into standard envelope.  (41124)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Chinese Bible Church, Oakland, CA.  [Four publications]. Oakland: The Chinese Bible Church, 1968.
$30.00

Programs for three consecutive Sundays dated 10, 17, 24 November 1968, and an undated invitational handbill. Programs are mimeo'd (rather faintly), each a standard leaf folded once to 8.5" x 5.5", title-page plus double spread describing services, item for the 24th adds a last page of text warning of communism and god-is-dead notions. Handbill 5.5x4 inches, general information and a line map.
        Louis Eugene Lightfoot (1927–2011), the pastor, was a native of Kentucky, who paltered in California (primarily Oakland / San Leandro) and elsewhere. He buried in Bowling Green.

Good copies; the programs having been folded transversely are now flat. Native of Kentucky, paltered in and out of state (primarily Oakland / San Leandro), buried in Bowling Green.  (41123)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

20 Poems + a Van Vliet Print

Leontief, Estelle Marks.  Whatever happens. West Burke, VT: Janus Press, 1975. Small 4to (24 cm, 9.25"). [16] ff.,1 col. illus.
$75.00

Powerful, deeply personal poems by Leontief, opening with a color relief print by Claire Van Vliet. This fine press production was limited to 250 copies, "hand set in Times New Roman by Nancy Southworth, printed on Mohawk Superfine by Susan Johanknecht and bound by James Bicknell" (colophon). The present example is numbered copy 230, => signed by Leontief and Van Vliet.
        Provenance: From the collection of Gerson Leiber, the artist, engraver, sculptor, and book collector, sans indicia.

Fine, Janus Press 1975–80, p. 35. Publisher's charcoal cloth with paper spine label. Fine copy, without dust jacket as issued.  (41117)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

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United States. Department of the Treasury.  Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury transmitting a report on a general tariff of duties proper to be imposed on imported goods, wares, and merchandise: prepared in obedience to a resolve of the House of Representatives of Feb. 23, 1815. February 13, 1816, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Washington: Pr. by William A. Davis, 1816. 8vo. 61 pp.
$50.00

Letter of transmittal addressed to the speaker of the House of Representatives. Signed in type on p. 47: "A. J. Dallas, Secretary of the Treasury." Includes "Tariff of the permanent Rates of Duty, payable, under the existing Laws, on the Importation of Goods, Wares, and Merchandise into the United States" printed lengthwise on pp. 49-61. Printed at head of title: "[50]". Government document: House document (United States. Congress. House); 14th Congress, 1st session, no. 50.

Shaw & Shoemaker 39518. Removed from a nonce volume. Title-page rubber-stamped by the War Department Library. Light spotting, title-page a little browned along fore-edge. Few dog-ears, last page with short tear at top edge.  (41113)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Estelle, Illustrated & In English

Florian, Jean-Pierre Claris de; Samuel Maxey, transl.; James Mitan, illus.  Estelle, a pastoral romance. London: Pr. by C. Whittingham for T. Boosey et al., 1803. 8vo (16.8 cm, 6.6"). xxiv, 181, [3 (2 adv.)] pp.; 7 plts.
$165.00

Uncommon first edition of this English translation of Estelle et Némorin, a popular romance set in scenic Occitania. Originally published in French in 1787 and in English in 1798, the work appears here in a new English version by Maxey, featuring a preliminary "Essay on Pastoral Poetry," a final section of notes on Occitan history, and verse renderings of Florian's songs throughout. => The text is embellished with seven charming plates engraved by James Mitan.
        Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

NSTC C2059. Contemporary mottled calf, covers framed in narrow gilt roll, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and gilt-stamped sunburst compartment decorations; leather expectably acid-pitted, extremities rubbed, joints cracked (sewing holding but tender). Pages age-toned; intermittent foxing, including to two plates; one plate with offsetting from surrounding text pages. => A delightful Whittingham production of this beloved pastoral.  (41050)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

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The Church Standard.  The Church and the Negro; five editorial articles from The Church Standard, reprinted by request. Philadelphia: The Church Standard, 1906. 8vo. 28 pp.
$250.00

On the Atlanta race riot of 1906, calls for the need for the Episcopal Church to act against discrimination, the need to appoint African-American bishops, and other reforms and concerns.

Saddle-stitched pamphlet. Wrappers a bit worn but sound.  (41121)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Lord's Covenant Church.  The Bible, Devil and Satan Defined: Exposé of a Pagan Doctrine. [Phoenix, AZ:: Lord's Covenant Church / America's Promise, ca. 1980–89]. Small 8vo. 18 pp.
$25.00

Christian Identity perspective, arguing against the existence of a fallen angel with godlike powers. Reprinted from "Herald of the Coming Age."

Wrappers, saddle-stitched. Rubber stamp on title-page of Christian Research in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Minor foxing. Very good.  (41120)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Wright, Richard R.  An outline history of Christian Missions; compiled as a practical aid for those studying for missionary work. [Nashville?] : Women's Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1945. 12mo. 99 pp.
$245.00

As per the preface: "These articles were published in the Voices of Missions in 1912, 1913 and 1914, and later in book form."
        Wright was an AME bishop.

Pamphlet, saddle stitched, wrappers browned and worn on spine.  (41119)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Miller, Basil.  Mother Eaton of India. Pasadena, CA: International Gospel League, 1951. Small 8vo. 132 pp.
$22.50

Hagiography of the longtime missionary, an Ohio native who had a base in Pasadena with the India Gospel League.

Paperback: illustrated wrappers creased and worn, minor pencil notations on several pages. Front hinge (inside) strengthened.  (41112)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

A Bewick-Illustrated Juvenile Reader — Abbey Bookplate

Day, Thomas, et al.; John Bewick, illus.  The children's miscellany: In which is included the history of Little Jack. London: Pr. for John Stockdale, 1797. 12mo (17.7 cm, 7"). Frontis., v, [1], 325, [5 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
$500.00

Entertaining and educational reading for children, offering a mixture of moralizing stories, natural history (with descriptions of elephants and rhinoceroses), and poems (including "The Diverting History of John Gilpin" and "Gray's Elegy"). The volume opens with Day's popular "Little Jack," which had originally been written for the 1788 first edition of this collection, and closes with "The History of Philip Quarll" — a version of The Hermit, one of the more successful Robinsonades.
        The copperplate frontispiece was engraved after M. Brown (dated 1787), and => the 28 in-text vignettes were wood-engraved by John Bewick. The collection was first published by Stockdale in 1788, and expanded for his 1790 printing; the present edition marks the second appearance of Bewick's illustrations.
        Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of author, critic, and librarian Sir Edmund William Gosse (bookplate done by Edwin Austin Abbey); most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Osborne Collection, p. 1043 (for 1790 ed., p. 409 for first ed.); Hugo, Bewick Collector (suppl., 1970 ed.) no. 4090; ESTC T165228; Gumuchian 2091. Contemporary mottled sheep, rebacked some time ago with tan sheep, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label, gilt-ruled compartments, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations; rubbed overall, sides with expectable acid-pitting. Light offsetting to title-page from frontispiece; minor to moderate offsetting in text throughout, with occasional spots of foxing. => Well-executed work by Bewick and interesting reading to boot.  (41045)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

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Illustrated Goldsmith

Goldsmith, Oliver.  The traveller, the deserted village, and other poems. London: John Sharpe, 1825. 16mo (14.2 cm, 5.6"). Add. engr. t.-p., 166, [2] pp.; 5 plts.
$100.00

An elegant little illustrated edition, including "The Hermit," "The Haunch of Venison," "The Clown's Reply," "Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog," and a number of others in addition to the beloved titular pieces. While the main title-page here gives 1825 as the publication date, the added engraved title-page is dated 1827, as seen in other copies. William Greatbatch engraved the six plates (including the above title-page) after designs by Richard Westall.
        Binding: Publisher's very dark green (nearly black) sheep in imitation of morocco, covers each with blind-stamped acanthus leaf frame surrounding central gilt-stamped lyre; spine with gilt-stamped title and decorative motif, turn-ins with gilt roll, all edges gilt.
        Provenance: Front fly-leaf with early inked inscription of Emily Mahon, dated 1835. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.

NSTC 2G12253. Bound as above, spine sunned with joints and corners rubbed; front hinge (inside) slightly tender, light lilac endpapers faded. Pages gently age-toned; plates with light to moderate foxing. => A nice little book, with clear, dark impressions of the illustrations.  (41043)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

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A Night Out at the Club: Antiquaries, Gamesters, Lawyers, Newsmongers,
       "Opiniators," et al.

Puckle, James; Samuel Weller Singer, ed.; John Thurston, illus.  The club; or, a gray cap for a green head. A dialogue between a father and son. London: Chiswick Press (Pr. by C. Whittingham, for Charles Tilt and N. Hailes), 1834. 8vo (17 cm, 6.75"). Frontis., xvi, [4], 128, 24 (adv.) pp.
$200.00

Elegantly printed Chiswick Press production of this popular "humorous little manual" (p. xi), offering "shrewd and instructive views of human conduct" (p. ix) — an alphabet of fools, knaves, and other types of immoral or unpleasant characters with one "wise" exception only. Thurston's 25 character vignettes, originally done in 1817, are expressive without tipping over into cartoonish; they appear here reprinted by Whittingham with the aid of the celebrated wood-engraver John Thompson, who supplied several additional pieces. This is => the first appearance of Singer's edition.
        Provenance & Evidence of Readership: Title-page with pencilled ownership inscription of Roger Ingpen, 1924; front free endpaper with pencilled note reading "The notes at the end of this book are by my uncle John at whose sale I purchased this book. - R.I." (Ingpen was an editor and literary critic best known for his Shelley in England; his uncle supplied occasional marginal annotations on text pages and detailed pencilled notes on back free endpaper). Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

NSTC 2P28587. Publisher's textured dark blue cloth, covers blind-stamped with acanthus leaf frame, spine with gilt-stamped title; binding cocked, spine sunned, extremities lightly rubbed. All edges gilt. Front hinge (inside) open from head with sewing loosened and tender. Pages evenly age-toned with light spots of foxing to first and last few leaves, pencilled markings as above, otherwise clean.  (41041)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

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Rodriguez, Abraham, Jr.  Spidertown: A novel. New York: Hyperion, 1993.
$40.00

First edition, first printing. Signed by author on title-page. A Nuyorican author. "This exuberant, gritty, very moving debut captures brilliantly the high-risk lives of kids making life-and-death decisions before their sixteenth birthdays, kids whose often reckless actions are propelled by an unquenchable yearning for a better life."

Publisher's cloth and d/j. Fine/fine.  (39449)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Catacalos, Rosemary.  As long as it takes. Springfield, MO: Iguana Press, 1984. 12mo (18 cm, 7"). [17] ff.
$300.00

First edition. A fine, hand-press production; "The type we used is Spectrum, handset & printed on handmade paper . . . This first edition consists of approximately 150 copies" (colophon). Jim A. Escalante was the proprietor of Iguana Press.
        The author is of Mexican and Greek ancestry, lived for some time in California, was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and a recipient of an NEA Fellowship for Poetry, currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, and in 2013 was the poet laureate of that state.

Fine in printed wrappers.  (41116)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Tigre (pseud. of Raymundo Perez).  Secret meaning of death. Corpus Christi, TX: El Tercer Bookstore, 1972. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). [2] ff.m viii, 31, [1] pp., illus.
$175.00

First edition. The author's fourth book of poetry.

Issued in wrappers. Slightly darkened around the edges, else fine in pictorial wrappers.  (41114)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

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