New York: Hekate Publishing, 2019. Paperback. Second Edition. "The wonderfully talented Tom DiVenti is a Baby Boomer / punk / poet who has, thankfully, traversed decades of hard living, spectacular and outrageous performance art and emerged as an apt example for younger and like-minded individuals. His many stories, really exquisite prose poems, capture the now-downtrodden Baltimore from a more glorious era. Whether he's reminiscing about Martick's restaurant, growing up in northeast Baltimore in a rough and tumble neighborhood and his mischievous pranks in Catholic school, or hanging out with John Waters' crew in Fells Point, the humor and sincerity of his voice is singular ..." (back cover, Russ Smith). Black paper wrappers with white title to spine panel and photographic illustration to front cover. Clean and bright with photographic illustrations. 183 pages. LIT/081519. Fine.
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New York: The John Day Company. An Asia Press Book, 1945. Hardcover. SCARCE IN DUST JACKET. 8vo. Maroon cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends. Previous owner's name in pen to front free end paper. Else is clean and bright and includes several black and white photographic illustrations. Maroon, black and white price clipped dust jacket with white title to front panel and brown title to spine panel. Minor fading to spine panel and minor chipping to edges. Dust jacket is now in protective plastic sleeve. 160 pages. IND/053019. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Princeton, NJ: The University Library, 1900. Hardcover. First Edition. Uncommon. Fithian (1747 - 1776) was a travelling American tutor, known best for journal entries about tutoring at Nomini Hall, a Virginia plantation, between 1773 and 1774. He made many useful observations about the treatment of slaves, plantation life in Virginia, education, entertainment, and religion while he was there. He was highly critical of the treatment of slaves that he witnessed. This book includes eight photographic illustrations with captioned tissue guardsVery good in grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to spine ends, corners, edges of boards, and hinges. Internal rear hinge is cracked. Light foxing to margins of some pages, else clean and bright. 320 pages. EDU/071819. Very Good.
Bombay: Asia Publishing House, (1966). Hardcover. SCARCE. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Soiling to exterior and minor fading to spine. Ex libris with number to foot of spine, as well as copyright and dedication pages, Columbia University book plate to front paste down, and spot to rear paste down where pocket used to be. Minor yellowing to edges of pages. Text is clean and bright. Illustrated. IND/092419. Very Good.