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Paratus

Sermones Parati de Tempore et de Sanctis

Preserve for the Future – $2,500
This is a rare (only copy in America), first edition of a collection of sermons in Latin created by the Roman Catholic Church in the 15th century. More than likely, it was to provide standard, timely, and spiritual homilies appropriate to be performed at mass throughout the church year. Library...Read More
Tate Gallery, Seven Exhibitions, 1972, catalog

Seven Exhibitions

Preserve for the Future – $450
The Tate’s Seven Exhibitions (February 24–March 23, 1972) was a seminal event which marked the arrival of conceptual art in Britain. The seven overlapping exhibitions were organized by Michael Compton, and included works by Keith Arnatt, Michael Craig-Martin, Hamish Fulton, Bob Law, Bruce McLean,...Read More
Book Spine: Shrimps, lobsters, and crabs of the Atlantic Coast of the Eastern United States, Maine to Florida

Shrimps, Lobsters, and Crabs

Build and Access the Collection – $320
Many of us may think of Old Bay and/or butter when we think of shrimp, lobster, and crabs, but for the scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), these creatures are viewed as part of food webs, as ecological invaders, or as proxies for understanding ecosystem dynamics...Read More
Sinking of the "Titanic"

Sinking of The "Titanic"

Preserve for the Future – $750
How fast could you write a 300 page book? Sensationalist journalist Jay Henry Mowbray turned out this edition of Sinking of The "Titanic" (complete with illustrations and ready for sale) by May 11, 1912, less than one month after the ship struck that infamous iceberg. Speed puts this book into...Read More
Doug Aitken, Sleepwalkers: Fragments, Markings, and Images From the Making of Sleepwalkers, full box contents

Sleepwalkers

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Los Angeles-based video artist Doug Aitken is known for his multi-screen environments projected onto iconic buildings, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum in 2012. In the spring of 2007, Aitken premiered the video projection Sleepwalkers on seven facades of the Museum of Modern...Read More
Sonoran Desert Summer John Alcock

Sonoran Desert Summer

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John Alcock is a behavioral ecologist and professor at Arizona State University.  He writes in a very approachable style (similar to more popular and famous biologists like Stephen Jay Gould and E.O. Wilson) that splendidly reveals his passion and appreciation of desert life as a naturalist to...Read More
Japan

Specialized Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of Japan

Preserve for the Future – $350
The author of this booklet, Dr. Robert Miller Spaulding, Jr., aka “Dr. Bob,” was a 90-year-old professor of Japanese history at Oklahoma State University. Originally from Alabama and Mississippi, he briefly served as an Army Officer (like the librarian at the National Postal Museum, where this book...Read More
Spiral, cover

Spiral

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In the lead up to 1963’s March on Washington, several of the decade’s most prominent African American artists joined together in a collective called Spiral. Their efforts culminated in a two-day exhibition in June of 1965. This catalogue is the record of that exhibition; it features an illustrated...Read More
Spirit of St. Louis, cover

The Spirit of St. Louis Commemorative Issue

Preserve for the Future – $950
This 1967 commemorative newspaper issue documented the 40th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic in the Spirit of St. Louis monoplane. It features photos of a replica of the Spirit of St. Louis and of pilot Frank Tallman, cofounder of Tallmantz Aviation, which...Read More
The stamp-fiends' raid

The Stamp-Fiends' Raid

Preserve for the Future – $650
This is a humourous classic donated by the late philatelist George Townsend Turner, a Smithsonian curator. During his lifetime, George Turner had the largest private philatelic library in the world. The illustrations, called 'perpetrations,' are drawings rendered by the author and are...Read More

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