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Adventures Into The UnknownAdventures Into The Unknown Collected Works Vol 5 – July to November 1951 – Issues 21-25 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy Book ... $9.99 47.99
Stunning work from the glory days of the 50s horror comic – issues of the legendary publication Adventures Into The Unknown – one of the first and most important comics to plumb the depths of supernatural and science fiction! The publication inspired countless imitators, but was always ... read more Book

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Adventures Into The UnknownAdventures Into The Unknown Collected Works Vol 7 – May to October 1952 – Issues 31-36 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy Book ... $9.99 47.99
Stunning work from the glory days of the 50s horror comic – issues of the legendary publication Adventures Into The Unknown – one of the first and most important comics to plumb the depths of supernatural and science fiction! The publication inspired countless imitators, but was always ... read more Book

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Glen BaxterAlmost Completely Baxter – New & Selected Blurtings (hardcover) ... Book
New York Review Of Books, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 22.95
A fantastic selection of images from the mad world of Glen Baxter – a cartoonist whose prominence was probably at its height in the 80s, but who's continued to give us great work for many more years! If you've never read Baxter, there's really nobody else like him – as he works in a ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark and very light shop wear around the corners.)

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Mark BlakePretend You're In A War – The Who & The Sixties ... Book
Aurum (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
A deep look at the relationship between The Who and the sixties scene in the UK – a milieu that certainly shaped and birthed the group, before they rose to new heights by the end of the decade and became a force completely unto themselves! The tale of the band's early days looks at their ... read more Book

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Steven BlushNew York Rock – From The Rise Of The Velvet Underground To The Fall Of CBGB ... Book
St Martins, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 34.99
That's quite a cover photo on the book – and the interweaving of key talents in the image really gets at the style of the narrative within! Author Steven Blush delivers a decidedly one-sided document of the New York scene from the late 60s onward – a picture of countless creative ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Joshua Clegg CafferyTraditional Music In Coastal Louisiana – The 1934 Lomax Recordings (hardcover) ... Book
Louisiana State University, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 45.95
A detailed look at one of the most compelling strands of the legendary field recordings of Alan Lomax – his 1934 foray into the rich musical culture of Southern Louisiana! Although some of the Lomax recordings have been brought out and examined under the spotlight in just about every way ... read more Book

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Gary Calamar & Phil GalloRecord Store Days – From Vinyl To Digital & Back Again (paperback) ... Book
Sterling, 2010. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Somebody's finally gone out and written a book about one subject we can really get behind – the Record Store – and not only that, they've done a beautiful job with the entire package too! The book takes a look at the importance of the record store – not just historically, but ... read more Book

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John CapouyaFlorida Soul – From Ray Charles To KC & The Sunshine Band (hardcover) ... Book
University Of Florida Press, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 24.95
A long-overdue look at the soul scene in Florida – 60s and 70s music from the Sunshine State that sometimes never gets the proper placement as sounds from northern locales like Philly or Detroit – but which was every bit as important over the years! Author John Capouya does a really ... read more Book

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Chamber Of ChillsChamber Of Chills Vol 3 – November 1952 to September 1953 – Issues 14-19 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1952/1953. New Copy Book ... $9.99 47.99
One of the amazing horror comics published by Harvey Comics in the pre-code years of the early 50s – and a publication that was noted for its wealth of creepy stories and equally chilling images! Harvey may have been the home to Casper the ghost, but on the horror tip they were something ... read more Book

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Eileen ChangLove In A Fallen City ... Book
New York Review Of Books, Mid 40s. New Copy ... $4.99 15.95
The first-ever English language collection of the short works of Eileen Chang – a powerful writer from WWII-era China, and one whose work still has resonance today both in Taiwan and on the mainland! Chang's vision here is superb – stories that often focus on smaller details of ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Melissa Chiu/Michelle YunNam June Paik – Becoming Robot (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2014. New Copy ... $22.99 65.00
A heady look at the life and work of Nam June Paik – the man who virtually invented video art at the end of the 60s, and went on to work in a range of other amazing media too! The core of the book features images from a large retrospective of Paik's career – stills from videos, ... read more Book

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✨✧ John Cohen/Roscoe HolcombHigh & Lonesome Sound – The Legacy Of Roscoe Holcomb (hardcover – with CD & DVD) ... Book
Steidl (Germany), 2012. New Copy ... $12.99 50.00
A book that's not only an incredible testament to the genius of the legendary Roscoe Holcomb – but one that also really sets the context for Appalachian music at the end of the 50s! The book features photos by John Cohen – a musician himself, a founder of the New Lost City Ramblers, ... read more Book
(Includes CD & DVD!)

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Annie Cohen Solal/Paul Goldberger/Robert GottliebNew York Mid Century – Post War Capitol Of Culture 1945 to 1965 (hardcover) ... Book
Thames & Hudson (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 35.00
A stunningly vivid portrait of New York in the postwar years – a time when the city's already-strong hold on American culture was taken to its apex – as the city became home to some of the most important artists, actors, writers, and creative forces of the generation! The book is ... read more Book

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Teju ColeEvery Day Is For The Thief (hardcover) ... Book
Random House, 2007. New Copy ... $6.99 23.00
In Open City, Teju Cole gave us a fascinating portrait of New York seen through the eyes of an outsider – and here, Cole returns to his native Nigeria with a similar vision – giving a portrait of Lagos after years away from the place, all in the similar meditative style we've always ... read more Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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John CorbettVinyl Freak – Love Letters To A Dying Medium ... Book
Duke University Press, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 24.95
An incredible look at the format of vinyl – put together by a guy who's got one of the hippest record collections we've ever seen! John Corbett's been writing about music, art, and other formats for decades – but his real labor of love is vinyl records – a format he continued to ... read more Book

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Thomas CrowLong March Of Pop – Art, Music, & Design 1930 to 1995 (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 34.98
One of the most compelling books we've ever read on Pop Art – and one of the most visually stunning, too – given that the heavy, hardcover volume is filled with images that go way past the familiar tropes of the movement! Author Thomas Crow takes a very longform look at Pop Art – ... read more Book

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Dark ShadowsDark Shadows – The Complete Original Series Vol 5 (hardcover) ... Book
Hermes, 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 49.99
Pretty great horror comics from the early 70s – the surprisingly long, healthy run of Gold Key's Dark Shadows comic books – which actually ran longer at the newstand than the show did on TV! The comic's strength comes from some great talents – 50s horror artist Joe Certa, still ... read more Book

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Renee Hytry DerringtonFormica Forever ... Book
Metropolis, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 39.99
Formica may seem like an everyday surface to some – but at the time of its creation, it was a pretty revolutionary development – one that allowed household and business spaces to step free from longer-term care – giving the workers and residents lots more time to pursue their ... read more Book

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DigModern Jazz Disc Guide – Featuring Miles Davis ... Book
Dig (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
A Japanese language book on modern jazz, but one with lots to enjoy if you're an English reader too – as there's listings of records, lots of photos, and a unique structure that provides a guide into the music! True, the core articles are all in Japanese text – but the book offers up ... read more Book

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DJ Shadow & Cut ChemistRenegades Of Rhythm – DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Play Afrika Bambaataa (tour book) ... Book
Boo Hooray, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 39.98
A sweet little tour book commemorating DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's Renegades Of Rhythm tour – and one that features a wealth of rare images from the early days of hip hop – of old gig flyers, records, drawings, acetates, and more! The most incredible fact about the tour itself, is that ... read more Book
(Limited to 2500 copies!)
 
 



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