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A selection of past offerings

Arquitectura i urbanisme.

Near-complete run of a rare Catalonian architectural serial, charting the political and cultural upheaval of the Spanish Second Republic.

Quattro Lustri di Attività dell’Impresa Ferrero & Grossi, Roma, MCMXII-MCMXXXII.

Substantial presentation album documenting the reurbanization of Rome in the fascist era.

An Investigation of the Needs and the Design of an Orbiting Space Station with Growth Capabilities.

Scalable space colony study with countercultural architectural methodologies.

Arquitectura y Desarrollo Nacional: XIII Congresso Mundial de la UIA, Mexico.

Unrecorded program for UIA architecture congress, Mexico City

Veglia: Anarchica Mensile. Anno 1, No. 5 (Oct.-Nov. 1926) through Anno 2, No. 7 (Apr.-May 1927).

Scarce issues of the antifascist cultural magazine, edited by the Italian anarcho-syndicalist leader, D'Andrea.

Fifteen Illustrated Handbills and Programs for Bullfights with Headlining Woman Matador.

Illustrated promotional materials for the groundbreaking Spanish bullfighter Juanita Cruz.

Cires á Cacheter, Goudrons pour Bouteilles, Méches Soufrées, Encres..

Superb chromolithographic plates of sealing waxes for letters, bottles, and champagne. By master printer Charles Verneau.

Linoleum Cuts by Children of the Modern School.

Printmaking in the revolutionary libertarian educational curriculum at the Stelton Colony's Modern School

And Men My Fuel ….

Scandalous autobiography of the renowned burlesque dancer.

Carte de Visite.

Emanciparea Femeei.

Romanian feminist manifestos.

Press Photograph of Geraldine Elizabeth Carmichael.

Sensationalist news coverage of a transgender criminal case.

Kurumaisu no me: Suji jisutorofī-shō no kodomo no shibun to shashin-shū.

[Photographs and poems by children with Muscular Dystrophy].

FUK: The Underground Dating-Service..

Unrecorded countercultural matchmaking service.

Ritratto di donna: Tina Modotti [Signed Association Copy].

Biography of the famed photographer by her lover and possible assassin.

Saluda a Méjico.

Propaganda celebrating Mexican support of Republican Spain.

Three Frente Popular Handbills: Gratitud a Méjico; Homenaje a Mexico; and Salud Hermano Méjico.

Spanish gratitude for Mexican assistance during the Spanish Civil War.

Guía de Exposiciones: Mayo; Junio; and Julio. México 68: Programa cultural de la XIX Olimpiada.

Three gallery guides issued by the '68 Olympic Committee's Cultural Program.

Diccionario de ideas.

Hors-commerce edition with illustrations and typographic design by Rojo.

Primer Bienal de la Habana ‘84: Catalogo General.

Scarce [association] copy of the first Cuban contemporary art biennial catalogue. Signed? by Mexican artist Fanny Rabel.

Album monográfico del Centro Educacional Felipe Carrillo Puerto.

Yucatán post-revolutionary educational center by the architect of the 1929 Mexican pavilion at the Exposición Iberoamericana, Sevilla.

Album del Primer Gran Baile Debutantes de la Ciudad de México.

Portrait album celebrating the first debutante ball in Mexico City.


Vibrant print portfolio with mystical descriptions of Mexico at the end of the Dirty War.


UNAM thesis by the architect (Guadarrama) of one of Mexico City's most iconic buildings, signed

Escuelas Tecnico-Practicas en el Distrito Federal.

Unrecorded urban planning thesis on access to post-secondary education in Mexico City.

El Movimento Estridentista.

Reading copy of the first edition.

España 1936-1965.

Solidarity publication illus. by the Hungarian-Mexican photographer with early reproductions of her Guerra Civil images.

La voz infinita and La cenicienta del jazz.

Two rare novels by the Chilean journalist, signed by the author.

Les Femmes de l’Avenir (all published).

Complete set of the postcard series depicting "women of the future" in the unbelievable roles of doctor, general, etc.

[Stokes Patent Engraving Machine].

Drawing (and engraving?) of a modified anaglyptograph, designed to convert sculpture to two dimensions.

Sol LeWitt.

Scarce catalogue of an exhibition at Ace Gallery, Los Angeles.

The Sacrifice of Madaline, or, From Earth to Glory by a Skyrocket.

Christian biography of a young teacher, describing her death by firework.

Collection of 66 Film Stills from Cardona’s Las Luchadoras Series.

Women wrestlers battle Aztec mummies and a henchman named Mao in these Mexploitation classics.

Collection of 93 Large Film Stills from the Golden Age of “Mexploitation” Cinema.

Wrestling, horror, sci-fi, and Aztec mythology.

Two Manuscript Documents Certifying the Chargeability of “Native Indian” Women.

Eight Sample Albums of Decorative Aluminum Foils.

Nuestra Raza: Organo de la Colectividad de Color. Año III, No. 25.

Afro-Uruguayan political and cultural periodical advocating racial equality.

Cultura Sexual. Nos. 3-6, 8-10, 13.

Unrecorded Guerra Civil-Era Sexuality Series

La Cuestion Sexual. No. 1 through No. 9 (all published?).

Spanish Republican Sex Ed.

La Pubblicità d’Italia: Nos. 5-20, 25-30, 37-38, and 43-46.

Scarce Italian Fascist advertising review documenting the remarkable collaboration of the avant-garde with fascist propagandists.

La Tragedia Social de la Mujer.

Signed copy of a rare imprint by the radical Cuban feminist.

Aire. No. 1 (Junio 1937) through No. 4 (Primavera 1938) (all published).

A highlight of Spanish Civil War print culture, rare complete.

Redención: Revista Mensual Feminista. Año III, Núm. 18.

Single issue of a Catalan suffragist periodical, seemingly unrecorded.


A political tableware catalogue.

Otis Escalator and Inclined Elevators.

[Her Personal Car].

For a modern young lady, nothing beats the personal car.

Guropiusu to nihon bunka [Dr. Gropius in Japan].

Inscribed copy of Japanese book commemorating Gropius's first and only trip to Japan.

L’Emballage Moderne: La Caisse Carton.

Modern. Cardboard.


A dancer's trade card, mailed to a talent agency.


Woodblock memorializing the first anniversary of the bombing of Guernica.

Pagine di un Balilla.

Children's stories from an Italian fascist youth organization.

Frankfurter Sommerbäder.

Flashy Weimar-era swimming catalogue.

Sous La Cagoule: À Fresnes, Prison-Modèle.

Anarchist, pacifist, and sexual liberation activist Humbert's rare second book about her experience in French prisons.


Claiming to be the first computer program for matching users based on sexual preference. Not in OCLC.

Scream. No. 1.

Gay rights at Buffalo State University, otherwise unrecorded.


Documenting the artist's “Supermother” billboard project.

Mrs. States Recipe Book from the Mrs. America Pageant.

Beauty Secrets for Women.

Patent medicine promotional booklet advertising women’s health treatments.

The Great Latour Leap for Life.

Late 19th-century trade card for acrobat Marie Latour.

Invitation to the Diner Annuel du Cercle des Gourmettes.

Etching and invite related to the Parisian women's gourmet club. Later members included Julia Child.


Exh. cat. for Swedish sculptor and land artist.

Free Space: A Bulletin of Solidarity. No. 1.

Counterculture serial, complete in one issue, contributions by Lynn Hershman and Mimi Parent.

71 Modern Argentinian Architecture Photographs.

Exceptional photographic survey of a groundbreaking Argentinian architect and engineer.

Museo Tecnologico C.F.E.

Rare photobook promoting arts and technology programming at the Museo Tecnológico, Mexico City.

Catalogue of Summer Session.

Fine example of the dialogue between Californian and Mexican modernisms.

Muros, tejidos y armaduras.

Early catalogue of the renowned Colombian fiber artist.

Conferencia Latinoamericana Sobre Desarrollo Urbano.

Rare document of a landmark urban planning conference.

Arte Abstracto Geometrico.

Exhibition surveying abstract art in Colombia. Not found in OCLC.

Mujer: A Photographic Exhibition on the Latin Woman.

Poster with autographed dedication from artist Lisl Steiner.

Two Mexican Communist Flyers.

Unrecorded ephemera documenting the crisis in the Partido Comunista Mexicano following the Soviet-German nonagression pact.


Unrecorded Chilean communist songbook.


Unrecorded Mexican songbook featuring early version of lyrics celebrating the Foreign Oil Expropriation act and music from the film La Adelita.


Experimental poetry by the Chilean urbanism and architecture historian, with manuscript letter describing Allende's socialist revolution.

Diccionario del arte actual.

Booklet of contemporary art terms in Spanish, published in conjunction with the second Coltejer Biennial in Medellín, Colombia.

Máximas Mínimas.

Limited edition experimental graphic design, signed by Consuegra.

EXPERIENCES IN ALASKA: As Told by the Cook and the Teacher.

Contrapropuesta. Nos. 4-5 (all published?).

Architectural journal by students at Chile's Escuela de Arquitectura de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica, no locations recorded in OCLC.

Ultramar. Año I, No. 1.

First issue of the Chilean avantgarde publication, unrecorded in OCLC.

Аноар: еврейско культурно-обществено списание.

Near complete run of a scarce Zionist serial published by a socialist youth organization.

Huachipato. Año I, No. 1–No. 12..

Monthly journal chronicling the development of a Chilean steel company town.

Templo Myrurgiano: Erigido en la Argentina por Falcon & Cia. en el año 1939.

Presentation album promoting modernized offices in the iconic Palacio Estrugamou block in Buenos Aires.


Sizable run of the anarchist film and theater journal with design by Mexican artist Juan Pérez del Muro.

Pentalfa: Magazine Naturo-Desnudista y Trofologica.

Sexual liberation and antifascism.

Biofilia: Revista Mensual de Culto a La Vida.

Two issues of a left-wing nudist magazine by a Spanish anarchist publisher. Unrecorded in OCLC.

Three Basque Liberation Movement Posters.

Graphics from the armed separatists Euskadi Ta Askatasuna and the communist Euskadiko Alderdi Komunista.

Färbungen auf Blumenstaff.

Bright samples of artificial flower dyes in beautiful Art Nouveau wrapper.

Lafayette Towers.

Promo catalogue for Mies's postwar urban renewal project in Detroit.

Exposicion de Barcelona: Palacio de Proyecciones. Programa Oficial.

Cover illustration by Francesc Fontanals.

Or y Grana: Setmanari autonomista pera las donas, propulsor d’una Lliga Patriótica de Damas.

Early feminist serial illustrated by Opisso, Apa, Bagaria, et al. OCLC finds no physical holdings in North America.

Ellas: Semanario de las Mujeres Españolas.

Right-wing women's newspaper from the end of the Spanish Republican period.

Laudium: Where the Indian Community of Pretoria Lives.

Profusely illus. promotional catalogue for a South African apartheid Indian township.

Almanacco Antifascista.

Unrecorded antifascist almanac published by exiled Italian communists.

Grand Concert Cecilian Club Souvenir Programme: Madame Julie Rosewald.

Program for a performance by the first woman cantor in America (San Francisco, Temple Emanu-El, 1884-1893).

[Transgender]. Collection of ephemera.

Pamphlets, zines, chapbooks, etc. related to transgender, transsexual, and LGBTQ activism, youth, literature, and civil rights

Plataforma Revolucionaria: Discursos.

Surprisingly scarce publication with illus. by a principal artist of the Taller Gráfica Popular.

Toda una vide de lucha.

Bio of Russian-born anarchist who lived in Mexico as an exile for forty years.


"For the known white middle class male straightqueer."

Pohjoismaista tekstiilileikkiä: Nordisk Textillek.

Avant-garde fiber arts.

Helen Pashgian: Working in Light.

Rare catalogue for an exhibition by a pioneer of the Light and Space movement.

Dolores—The Woman of Tragedy!.

Sculptor Jacob Epstein's "The High Priestess of Beauty."


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