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Category: All Categories: History: U.S.: US Arts and Media
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Blanchard, Mary Warner:  
Oscar Wilde's America : Counterculture in the Gilded Age

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press, 1998 (1st Edition).
xiii + 302pp with numerous b/w illus. From the d/w flap "In 1882 Oscar Wilde toured America as the "Apostle of Aestheticism", his wit and brilliance and deliberate outrageousness creating controversy among audiences across the continent. The America visited by Wilde was a nation still badly shaken by the trauma of the Civil War and Reconstruction. In this atmosphere Wilde's message of regeneration through art and beauty seemed to many Americans to open new horizons of social possibility. In this book, the first cultural history of the aesthetic movement in the United States, Mary W. Blanchard provides an account of a neglected dimension of American cultural history. American Victorian culture will never look as monolithic, nor as prudish, again. Blanchard shows that the aestheticism was a wide-ranging popular movement, implemented by an array of tastemakers, resisted by the moral guardians of Victorianism. She constructs the lives of the female visionaries who used the decorative arts to assault the conventions of middle-class milieu and to advance in the social and business worlds of the Gilded Age. She also shows how the movement allowed new forms of identity for men - in particular feminized or homosexual roles that were profoundly at odds with Victorian notions of manliness. Drawing on evidence from material culture, popular media, and history and literature, Blanchard reveals aestheticism as an oppositional movement in the American Gilded Age. " Fine cond : fine cond d/w. 10 x 7 inches

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Haney, Robert W.  
Comstockery in America. Patterns of Censorship and Control.

Publisher: Beacon Press, Boston [1960].
xii, 199 p., index. Chapters include Taking Liberties with Liberty; Blushes and Leers as Guides to Crime; From Ulysses to Howl; Obscenity: Freedom or License?; How Shall We Deal with ‘Smut'?; The Moral Kindergarten; ‘Morality' and the Search for Meaning; Bibliography (pp. 179-191). Dj worn; VG. Stock#22650.

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Larkin, Oliver W.  
Art and Life in America. Revised and Enlarged Edition

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, NY [1960]..
xvii, 559 p., index, illus., color plates; 28.5 cm. Bibliographical notes": p. 491-525. First pub. 1949. Stock# 36,743. Vg, ink owner's name/ dj lightly worn, a small tear in rear,

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Litchman, Charles H.  
Official History of the Improved Order Of Red Men. Compiled Under Authority
Publisher: Boston, Fraternity Publishing Company, G.S.D.= 1893.
623 p., illus.; 24 cm. The Order was dedicated to "friendship, brotherly helpfulness, fraternal love, and good fellowship" and was for whites only. Its charter purpose was that the "memory of primitive red men will be preserved to the latest period of recorded time". This is one of the fraternities which had their origins in colonial patriotic societies (the best known example being the Tammany Society in New York), and, in fact, in medieval Europe. This Order, first organized in Baltimore in 1813, served as insurance for dues-paying members, who received illness and death benefits. It is a stage in the development of social structures to support the growth of urban America. The organization covered the whole country; its annual reports reflect larger problems of the country such as the Civil War. Bound in the original gilt stamped boards, with a sturdy replacement leather spine. Stock#OB129.

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Nests, Zenobia B. and Louise Orwig.  
Iowa Artists of the First Hundred Years.

Publisher: Des Moines: Wallace-Homestead Company, 1939..
Octavo, about 9.25 inches (23.5 cm.) tall. Blue cloth bound with gold stamped lettering. 253 pages with 8 plates. A biographical directory of Iowa artists, alphabetically arranged. Ex library copy. In addition, the front free end paper has been cut out. The binding has seen some use and the front hinge is shaken, very mild fading along the spine with modest wear at the ends. The library number is on the spine, and a library stamp is on the top text block. Library markings on the first blank and title page as well as the copyright page. Hardcover Hardcover Fair

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Partisan Review.  
America and the Intellectuals. A Symposium

Publisher: NY: Partisan Review, 1953..
Printed gray wraps. PR Series Number 4. Closed tears top front cover, chip out of bottom corner, o/w VG. A Symposium with Newton Arvin, William Barrett, Jacques Barzun, Louise Bogan, James Burnham, Richard Chase, Horace Gregory, Sidney Hook, Irving Howe, Soft Cover

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Ross, Ralph, editor.  
Makers of American Thought. An Introduction to Seven American Writers. Edited by Ralph Ross.

Publisher: Univ. Minnesota Press, Minneapolis [c1974]. Minnesota Library on American Writers.
301 p., 22.5 cm. Essays by Auchincloss on Henry Adams, Allen on William James, Wagner on Mencken, Paul on Bourne, Wasserstrom on Brooks, Brown on Burke, Scott on Niebuhr; selected bibliographies, author sketches, index. Dj; minor wear; VG+. 34911.

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Wentz, Roby  
*Signed* Eleven Western Presses, an Account of How the First Printing Press Came to Each of the Eleven Western States

Publisher: Printing House c.1956 Los Angeles, CA 1956.
Condition: Good. Jacket condition: No DJ Issued. Hard Back. 1st Printing. Signed. Good. rubbing corners, dents top board edges *Signed* No dj issued, (57p) SIGNED/AUTOGRAPHED* by Roby Wentz on fly page, Black Spine, Map Illustration covering boards, Overszie Thin, biopredation silverfish covers. Authors Note: To Sylvia, with musch affection-Roby., No DJ Issued .

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