May 10, 2009


n/a:
GÖPPINGER LEINEN
Göppinger Kaliko -und Kunstleder-Werke, [ca. 1960].

Sublime tactile object for the bibliophile: a catalogue of elegant bookbinding fabrics, with 56 swatches and 14 actual book covers tipped in. Text in German.

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Statler, David:
ROARING GUNS
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1938.

The oddest thing about this violent Western (written and illustrated by an 8-year-old, with original misspellings left intact) is that it was ever published at all.

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Tart, Charles T. (ed.):
ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1969.

In addition to dreams, meditation, hypnosis, and psychedelic drugs, this collection examines the "hypnogogic state" -- that mysterious twilight between waking and sleeping.

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Gay, Jan:
ON GOING NAKED
Garden City Publishing, Garden City, NY, 1932.

"The author has for years taken pleasure in going without clothes." Naturally, her book is illustrated with dozens of photos of frolicking nudists.

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Crowcroft, Peter:
MICE ALL OVER
Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield, IL, 1973.

A sympathetic (yet scientifically rigorous) behavioral study, illustrated with diagrams tracing the paths of mice as they meander around their cages in search of food or psychic comfort.

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Wilder, G.D., and J.H. Ingram:

ANALYSIS OF CHINESE CHARACTERS
North China Union Language School, [n.p.], 1922.

Organizational dilemma: How do you index written Chinese?

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