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Dawn Ades & Alison McCleanRevolution On Paper – Mexican Prints 1910 to 1960 ... Book
British Museum (UK), 2009. New Copy ... $10.99 37.50
The paper print was a key political force in Mexico during the 20th Century – explosive in its power during the revolution of the teens, with a continuing impact over decades that's well-documented here – in a lavish book that's filled with vintage images, as well as some surprisingly ... read more Book

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Airboy & ValkyrieComplete Golden Age Airboy & Valkyrie (hardcover) ... Book
CSP, Late 40s. New Copy ... $6.99 24.99
One of the best-remembered features of the Golden Age of comics – presented here in a beautiful hardcover package! Airboy was part aviation adventure – ala Blackhawk – and part young male fantasy – ala Terry & The Pirates – but the strip was something special all ... read more Book

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Kingsley AmisLucky Jim ... Book
New York Review Of Books, 1953. New Copy ... $5.99 14.95
The book that forever cemented the career of writer Kingsley Amis – and a groundbreaking bit of postwar fiction from the British scene – a work that set the tone for English wit and social critique for decades to come! Jim Dixon is a junior member of a small-time university – ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Kingsley AmisOld Devils ... Book
New York Review Of Books, 1986. New Copy ... $4.99 14.95
One of the last great achievements of writer Kingsley Amis – a book in which all his wit and social focus comes to bear with an incredibly strong bite! The book focuses on an aging set of Welsh couples who spend their golden years drinking and arguing – content enough in their own ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Kingsley AmisTake A Girl Like You ... Book
New York Review Of Books, 1960. New Copy ... $4.99 15.95
A surprisingly heartfelt book from Kingsley Amis – one that's still got all the wit and sharpness of his other works of the time, but which might actually have a redemptive strand in there somewhere amidst the satire! The protagonist is Jenny Bunn – a North English teacher, working in ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Murphy AndersonBuck Rogers In The 25th Century – The Complete Sudays 1958 to 1959 (hardcover) ... Book
Hermes, 2014. New Copy ... $15.99 40.00
One of our favorite sci-fi comics artists ever – presented here in a short but wonderful run on the Buck Rogers Sunday pages of the late 50s! Murphy Anderson is a genius – an artist whose work on DC titles like Hawkman, Strange Adventures, Mystery In Space, and even Superman helped ... read more Book

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Tim J AndersonMaking Easy Listening – Material Culture & Postwar American Recording ... Book
University Of Minnesota Press, 2006. New Copy ... $4.99 25.00
A very deep look at the rise of easy listening in the postwar years – the transformation of instrumental styles to a particular kind of mood music that had a huge rise in sales during the 50s and 60s! Author Tim Anderson looks at a wide number of factors here – including workings of ... read more Book

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Philip Bailey with Keith & Kent ZimmermanShining Star – Braving The Elements Of Earth, Wind & Fire ... Book
Plume, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 16.00
The story of Earth Wind & Fire, told by mainmain Philip Bailey – at a level that really gets at some of the more interesting moments the group experienced on its road to superstardom! Bailey's presentation of the material is very down to earth – the book is clearly an oral history, ... read more Book
(Small remainder mark on spine.)

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Matt BakerCanteen Kate (hardcover) ... Book
CSP, Early 50s. New Copy ... $8.99 28.99
Rare work from the great Matt Baker – a cartoonist best known for his sexy superhero Phantom Lady in the 40s, and for a number of other "good girl" features during the golden age of comics! Canteen Kate comes from a few years later – all these strips ran in the first few ... read more Book

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Stuart BakerBlack Fire New Spirits – Images Of A Revolution – Radical Jazz In The USA 1960 to 1975 (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99 49.95
A stunning book of photographs to stand alongside the excellent album art books done by the Soul Jazz label – a treasure trove of hardly-seen images of some of the best underground musicians of the 60s and 70s – and a great antidote to the sorts of jazz books that are only just filled ... read more Book

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Danzig Baldaev & Sergei VasilievSoviets (hardcover) ... Book
Fuel Design (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 32.95
Amazing images from the darkest years of the Soviet Union – a series of political cartoons by Danzig Baldaev, complete with full text translations and explanations of all the tricky issues within – plus some additional photographs by Sergei Vasiliev, showing some of the under-exposed ... read more Book

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Jonathan BarliVIP – The Mad World Of Virgil Partch (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 49.99
A fantastic book on the mad artwork of Virgil Partch – an overlooked mid-century illustrator, and one whose material had all the biting wit of Mad Magazine legends like Don Martin or Bill Elder! Partch sometimes worked for higher-class publications – and specialized in satiric cartoons ... read more Book

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Peter BenjaminsonMary Wells – The Tumultuous Life Of Motown's First Superstar (paperback) ... Book
Chicago Review Press, 2012. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
A stunning look at the great Mary Wells – one of Motown's first female acts of the 60s, and one of the decade's most important early soul figures as well! Mary's work on record is very well-known, but the story behind the music is completely different, and surprisingly dark at times – ... read more Book

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Warren BernardCartoons For Victory (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2015. New Copy ... $10.99 34.99
A fantastic collection of World War II-era comic material – including lots of rare work by some of the biggest comic names of the time! Comic art really came into its own as America was entering WWII – the newspaper medium had hit an all-time high, with some of the best art of the ... read more Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)

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David BernsteinAdvertising Outdoors – Watch This Space ... Book
Phaidon Press, 1997. New Copy ... $6.99 39.95
Totally cool outside ads from around the world – some of recent vintage, others from many years back – all laid out in a lavish book of full color images that shows a huge range of totally groovy billboards and posters! The contents are great – and lots of the campaigns featured ... read more Book

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Jerry Blavant with Steve OskieYou Only Rock Once ... Book
Running Press, 2011. New Copy ... $5.99 15.00
One of the biggest early DJs in rock and roll – the mighty Jerry Blavat, aka The Geator With The Heator – telling the tale of all of his many years in music, all with the same panache he brought to his on-air persona! Blavat's story is the stuff of legend – told around the ... read more Book

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Bill Brewster & Frank BroughtonRecord Players – DJ Revolutionaries ... Book
Grove Press, 2010. New Copy ... $8.99 25.49
A great book that details the story of modern dance music – as told by the DJs who've spun it into such expansive cultural significance – the DJ Revolutionaries! Authors Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have years on the beat – having edited and/or written for Mixmag, Wax ... read more Book

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William S BurroughsPlace Of Dead Roads ... Book
Fourth Estate (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $5.99 11.00
An overlooked gem from beat legend William S Burroughs – a book from the early 80s, a bit later vintage than his initial classics – but one that was also penned at a time when he was completely at home with his style! Plus, Burroughs is also more confident with his subject matter, too ... read more Book

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William S BurroughsTicket That Exploded ... Book
Fourth Estate (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $5.99 12.00
60s brilliance from William S Burroughs – not only a key book in the development of his cut-up writing technique, but also a hell of a rollicking read from start to finish! As you'd guess from the cut-up, the writing is a bit fragmented – but that also serves to really abstract the sci ... read more Book

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Elias CanettiPlay Of The Eyes ... Book
Granta (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $4.99 12.99
Elias Canetti gave the 20th Century one of its greatest novels – the classic Auto Da Fe, a book that should be required reading for any obsessive collector of records – and he's equally well-remembered for the memoirs of his youth in Berlin and Vienna – three books that are easily ... read more Book
 
 



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