Andrew Langer, Bookseller
Ephemera, Books and more!
2342 Shattuck Ave., #881 , Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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Ephemera and Books on TRADES & OCCUPATIONS, TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL, GOVERNMENT & SOCIAL ISSUES, and the DECORATIVE ARTS. The uncommon & unusual across many fields. All with an emphasis on California and Asia.
We have been selling books online for more than two decades. Our primary site for offering ephemera and books is andrewlangerbookseller.com, where most of our stock is offered. We also offer a select group of items at papeREAL.com. Most of these will not be found elsewhere (a few are offers at much lower prices).
I am a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) since 2016, of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) since 2006 and serve as Chair of the IOBA Internet Committee. I meet or exceed the standards of ethical trade promoted by ABAA and IOBA and encourage you to also consider visiting other members when looking to purchase books. I am also a graduate of the 2013 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS, now held in Minnesota). All items are carefully described, often pictured (with additional images readily available upon request), carefully packaged for safe transit to you, and returnable.
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DOXEY'S GUIDE to SAN FRANCISCO and the Pleasure Resorts of California. San Francisco: William Doxey
Beige wraps. Issued as Pacific Series, No. 1, dated July 1, 1897. This copy with inscription penned and signed "The Author" at The "Book Shop" in year of publication.
Retrospective on Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin & Jim Morrison
We will be featuring items related to sex, drugs and rock & roll at the upcoming IOBA Virtual Book Fair starting November 20. This is a scarce item here to tempt you into visiting us at the fair to see what we will be bringing.
Masters of Rock, Fall 1992, Issue 9 (Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin & Jimi Hendrix, cover title). New York: New Morning Productions, 1992
Cover photo of Jimi Hendrix from 1970 by Barrie Wentzell, includes multiple stories about the "Psychotropic Trinity: Hendrix, Joplin & Morrison", also a Richard Cole Interview on Led Zeppelin.
CRABS headlining for Commander Cody - Flyer for 1970 Berkeley show
Anon. [Flyer] CRABS and Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen at the NEW MONK, University Ave., Berkeley. [Berkeley, California]: .
Black and white flyer promoting performance of the Crabs headlining with Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen as the opening act. 8-1/2" x 11". Very Good + condition with little wear. $30.00
The band Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen was formed in Ann Arbor in 1967. They played the bar scene there, then moved to Berkeley in 1969. They are best known for their 1971 album Lost in the Ozone, and their single Hot Rod Lincoln. The Crabs were a Berkeley band, well respected at the time, but little known today. The New Monk hosted bands and offered pizza and beer. It was located at 2119 University Avenue in Berkeley--where Shattuck Avenue meets University.
Eddie Cantor - When I'm the President - uncommon sheet music
This is one item from a list of 20 items related to running for President. The entire list can be seen by requesting MORE INFO.
Lewis, Al (Verses); Al Sherman (Music); Harold Potter (Piano Score); Pud Lane (caricatures). [Politics] [Sheet Music] [Eddie Cantor] WHEN I'M THE PRESIDENT (We Want Cantor). New York City, N.Y.: Mack Start Music Co., (1932).
"My official campaign song .. Eddie Cantor" (front cover). Orange stapled wraps, front cover with portrait of Cantor by Mitchell surrounded by caricatures by Pud [Lane]. First page offers an Interview with Eddie Cantor, followed by two pages of musical score, 11 pages of additional verses in text with Pud Lane illustrations, last page with text of ten additional verses. . 9-1/4" x 12-1/4";  pp. Very Good condition.
Eddie Cantor [1892 - 1964], born Isidore Itzkowitz, was an American performer on Broadway, radio, television and more. Known for many things, some of his songs include If You Knew Susie, Makin' Whoopie, the Merrie Melodies Warner Bros. cartoon theme and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. He is also well known for his work with the March of Dimes and as a politically active Democrat. Published in 1932 was one of his books, titled Your Next President. Much less known is this sheet music, not seen in the trade and with but six copies located in institutions (by OCLC, 8/20). Youtube offers a few verses on audio from the 1953 "The Eddie Cantor Story" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiKYmQ17rCM. The caricatures and verses are both quite satirical, and they take on Congress, Dawes (Charles G., first Director of the Bureau of the Budget and Mister Mellon (Andrew, Secretary of the Treasury), among others. The 1932 election took place during the Depression. Dawes and Mellon were both retired from their positions when the Democrats won.
United Air Lines flyer promoting Flights over San Francisco at PPIE exposition
Anon.. [Flyer] United Air Lines announces a program of SCENIC FLIGHTS over the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco: United Air Lines, [1939?].
Single page flyer, printed front side only, issued for the Panama Pacific International Exposition, undated circa 1939. Very Good condition.
A satirical and humorous look at Medical School from the eyes of a student
A Shot in the Arm presents This is Your Life: a preview of medical school. San Francisco: Privately Issued, . A satirical and somewhat humorous look at medical school produced by an anonymous student, doubtless produced in very limited numbers.
TERMS OF SALE
Photos available upon request, happy to answer questions. Satisfaction guaranteed. We offer a return privilege for any reason, if returned within fifteen days and in the same condition as sent. For material returned because it was not as described, shipping charges refunded as well. We request that you notify us in advance of any returns. Material offered subject to prior sale. We accept payment in U.S. Dollars only, by U.S. check or money order (preferred), most credit cards and PayPal. Usual trade courtesies observed for direct sales. $20 charge for returned checks. 9.25% sales tax added on orders to California addresses, please provide resale number if appropriate. Any number of items can be shipped by USPS Media Mail for only one charge. Orders are carefully packaged for safe transit and shipped promptly,usually within two business days, often sooner. Transit times can vary due to postal handling.