A selection of Monkey's Paw items to be exhibited
at the Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair,
Toronto Metro Convention Centre, Oct. 12-14, 2012.
[Please note: Catalogue items will not be offered for sale until 5 pm on Friday Oct. 12.
A complete printed price list will be available at our booth.]
FIORUCCI, THE BOOK
Harlan Quist, New York, 1980
In the late 1970s, Fiorucci was more than just a fashion line -- it was a postmodern experiment in New Wave merchandising, and the spandex soul of nightclub glamour. There's only one book on the subject...
Vixen Press, New York, 1953
Probably the only 1950s smut novel to feature the twin themes of lesbianism and golf. An exceedingly scarce title.
BÉBÉ DEVIENT SAVANT
Theodore Lefevre, Paris, [ca. 1878]
Once again, knowledge and beauty walk hand in hand. Illustrated throughout with lovely hand-coloured engravings on natural history, agriculture, and industry.
|MacDonald, Thoreau (illus.):|
SOME PROVERBS FROM RUSSIA
Privately printed, [Thornhill, ON?], 1934
Wry scraps of folk wisdom, accompanied by nine lovely hand-coloured lino-cuts and cover design by Thoreau MacDonald. Stamped "TM 1934" on final page.
|Mathews, F. Schuyler|
FIELD BOOK OF WILD BIRDS AND THEIR MUSIC
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1904
The first printing of an ineffably romantic book, featuring descriptions of bird song rendered into musical notation; with many colour plates.
|Ovette, Joseph; Preston L. Hickey (ed.):|
Reilly Co., Chicago, 1924
Did you ever wonder how they do it? Here are mind-reading tricks for the stage, by a prominent magician of the early 20th century. Exceedingly uncommon.
|Smialowski, Arthur, & Donald J. Currie:|
PHOTOGRAPHY IN MEDICINE
Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, IL, 1960
From one of our very favorite publishers, an instructional monograph on clinical voyeurism. Heavily illustrated with photos, some beautiful, some simply shocking.
|"The Two Taylors" (illus.):|
A BOOK OF AIRPLANES
Whitman Publishing, Racine, WI, 1930
Streamlined aeronautical glamour: 22 portraits of biplanes, flying boats, etc., printed in cloyingly rich art deco colours.
|Trelawny, John Francis|
CORSETS, COLLARS, AND CHAINS
Publishers Export Co., San Diego, 1968
A widely-quoted, but exceedingly hard-to-find, survey of bondage practices throughout history and across many cultures. Paperback original.
WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPHIC CODE (UNIVERSAL EDITION)
International Cable Directory Co., New York, 1900
A cumbersome scheme for encoding telegrams... but can also be appreciated as a madman's phrasebook to a language that doesn't exist.
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