Saturday, July 25, 2009

FEATURED: Vintage Peanuts


Good grief, more Peanuts! by Charles Schulz $19.95


The current Fantagraphic hardcover reprint editions are gorgeous, but the original Rinehart collections fom the 1950s are charming and unpretentious, capturing the character of Charles Schulz's creation prior to becoming the cultural juggernaut that cheerfully bulldozed across pre-Watergate America.


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Philadelphia, PA 19147

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NEW ARRIVALS: Art


Jean-Luc Godard: Son + Image (Hardcover) $75.00 (out of print)









Wade Schuman: Aspects of View $8.95 (out of print)








Albert Pinkham Ryder (Paper wraps) $29.95 (out of print)




















Joseph Beuys: Postkarten (Boxed set of loosely-bound postcards) $75.00









Thomas Cole (Hardcover) $49.95 (out of print)














Anselm Kiefer (Paper wraps) $29.95 (out of print)







Winslow Homer (Paper wraps) $29.95









Fra Angelico: The Light Of The Soul (Hardcover) $65.00 (out of print)








Jean Dubuffet (Hardcover) $115.00 (out of print)










Willem De Kooning: Paintings (Paper wraps) $27.95 (out of print)











Giorgio De Chirico and The Myth Of Ariadne (Paper wraps) $49.95
(out of print)












Joseph Cornell/ Marcel Duchamp...in resonance (Paper wraps) $75.00
(out of print)














Cindy Sherman (paper wraps) $115.00 (out of print)

















Martin Kippenberger: Bermuda Triangle ( 2 volume set in illustated cardboard box with ephemera, ltd edition) $99.00









Brickbat Books
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Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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NEW ARRIVAL: The Horrifying Presence and Other Tales by Jean Ray



Often compared to Lovecraft and Poe, Jean Ray (Jean-Raymond-Marie De Kremer) is one of the pioneers of fantastic literature. Although he authored hundreds of stories, most of his work had fallen out of print by the 1940s. It wasn't until he was championed by Raymond Queneau that his reputation was confirmed and his masterpiece, Malpertuis, was brought back into print. A collection of stories was published in the 1960s by Berkley, and Malpertuis has been translated and published by Atlas Press, but today his work remains unavailable in the United States.


The Horrifying Presence and Other Tales by Jean Ray
a sewn hardcover book with illustrated boards and a black and white frontispiece. Edition limited to 300 copies. 305pp.
$88.00 SOLD!





Contents:
The Story of the Wûlkh
I Have killed Alfred Heavenrock
The Inn of Spectres
Merry-Go-Round
The Black Mirror
The Graveyard Guardian
The Man Who Dared
The Night at Camberwell
Cousin Passeroux
The Head of Mr. Ramberger
The Bench and the Door
In the Fenn Marshes
Between Two Glasses
The Monsters at the Window
The White Beast
The Horrifying Presence
Rounde Dance at Koenigstein
The Formidable Secret of the Pole
House for Sale
The Choucroute
M. Wohlmut and Franz Benschneider
The Night at Pentoville
God, You and I . . .
The Moustiers Plate
The Prettiest Little Girl in the World
The Wedding of Mademoiselle Bonvoisin
The Tesseract




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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

FEATURED: More Grand Guignol Plays


More Grand Guignol Plays, Eliot Crawshay-Williams $57.00 (rare)



A collection of plays performed at London's Grand Guignol Theatre in the 1920s. Inspired by Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Paris, such legends of the London stage as Sybil Thorndike and Noel Coward were involved. Many of the plays were banned and remain unperformed to this day. Crawshay-Williams was a disgraced MP who went on to have a bit of a literary career. This is a collection of four plays: The Compleat Lover, Grensal Green, Teaching Teresa and A Storm in a Breakfast Cup.




These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

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Monday, July 20, 2009

FEATURED: Barry Gifford Part Three: Non-Fiction, etc.


The Devil Thumbs a Ride (PB) $12.95







Ghosts No Horse Can Carry: Collected Poems 1967-1987, (PB) $12.95







A Day at the Races, (HB) $14.95












Saroyan, (HB) $11.95









Jack's Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac (PB with personal note from Barry Gifford) $9.95










Bordertown, (HB) $19.95













The Neighborhood of Baseball, (PB out of print) $11.95











The Calvary Charges, (HB) $14.95










Jim Thompson, A Hell of a Woman, (PB) $7.95











Raymond L. Neinstein, The Ghost Country, (PB signed) $15











Gerald Rosen, Zen in the Art of J.D. Salinger, (PB) $29.95








These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

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Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

FEATURED: Barry Gifford Part Two: Chapbooks, etc.

Uncle Buck, stapled wraps, $50.00



Twelfth Street (for Butch Hall) one-sided single sheet, limited edition $75.00




The Tunisian Notebook, stapled wraps with personal note signed by author laid in, $75.00



Nadja in Paradise, stapled wraps, signed and inscribed by the author, $50.00






Kerouac's Town (Craetive Arts Book Company) $12.95





Kerouac's Town (Yes, Capra Chapbook Series) stapled wraps, signed and inscribed by the author, $34.95






Giotto's Circle (St Andrew's Press) PB, $29.95






A Chinese Screen, single sheet, folded, $85.00



A Quinzaine in Return for a Portrait of Mary Sun, stapled wraps, $35.00




The Naked Girl, Francis Jammes, stapled wraps, $9.95




Letters to Proust, stapled wraps, $50.00




My Mothers People, paper wraps /signed and inscribed by the author, $39.95
/unsigned, $12.95



Madrugada Number One, Spring 1970, (Kerouac, Ginsberg, Gifford, etc.) stapled wraps, $29.95






The Paris/Venice Poems, paper wraps, signed and inscribed by the author $25.00





Coyote Tantras, paper wraps, signed and inscribed by the author, $35.00







The Blood of the Parade (Gifford's first book) stapled wraps, $450.00








The Boy You Have Always Loved, stapled wraps, signed and inscribed by the author, $19.95









A Boy's Novel, paper wraps, $65.00










Chinese Notes, a collection of loose-bound sheets in a printed folder, $150.00











The Pilkingham/Gifford Letters

a collection of photocopied pages, in a folder with a paste-on image of Ginsberg and Kerouac. The folder is folded in half. Published in 1970 by Star Route Press. This is copy number 7. $450.00













Persimmons, paper wraps, signed and inscribed by the author, $35.00














Lives of the French Impressionists, illustrated by the author, stapled wraps, signed and inscribed by the author, $75.00













The Lost Christmas and Other Stories, stapled wraps, signed and inscribed by the author, $40.00















The Last Lunchcart Christmas, stapled wraps, $50.00

















Giotto, an original pen and ink drawing by Gifford for the cover of his book, Giotto's Circle, signed and inscribed to a friend. $250.00
















My Mother's People, Hardbound, limited edition, $150.00


















Selected Poems of Francis Jammes, Hardbound in dustjacket, signed and inscribed by Gifford, $24.95







Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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