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1 A Guide to Hopi Katsina Dolls McManis, Kent
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. Rio Nuevo Publishers 2000 1887896171 / 9781887896177 Soft Cover Like New 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Stancliff, Robin Signed by Author
Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, 2000. Signed by author on title page as follows: "Enjoy [signed] Kent McManis". Book is in Like New condition: sticker on front cover says "Autographed Copy" and has original price on it. From the rear of the cover: "'A Guide to Hopi Katsina Dolls' describes more than seventy of the most prominent and intriguing katsinam who appear during the Hopi ceremonial year, with full color photographs of both contemporary and historic katsina dolls." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Barbie's Queer Accessories Rand, Eric
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A. Duke University Press 1995 082231620x / 9780822316206 Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Duke University Press, Durham, 1995. Scarce copy signed by author on title page as follows: "10/05 Happy Accessories [signed] Erica Rand". Soft cover. Book is in Very Good+ condition: light edge wear; spine slightly cocked; binding is tight and pages are clean and bright; book apparently unread -- spine is uncreased. From the publisher: "She’s skinny, white, and blond. She’s Barbie -- an icon of femininity to generations of American girls. She’s also multiethnic and straight -- or so says Mattel, Barbie’s manufacturer. But, as Barbie’s Queer Accessories demonstrates, many girls do things with Barbie never seen in any commercial. Erica Rand looks at the corporate marketing strategies used to create Barbie’s versatile (She’s a rapper! She’s an astronaut! She’s a bride!) but nonetheless premolded and still predominantly white image. Rand weighs the values Mattel seeks to embody in Barbie -- evident, for example, in her improbably thin waist and her heterosexual partner -- against the naked, dyked out, transgendered, and trashed versions favored by many juvenile owners and adult collectors of the doll. Rand begins by focusing on the production and marketing of Barbie, starting in 1959, including Mattel’s numerous tie-ins and spin-offs. These variations, which include the much-promoted multiethnic Barbies and the controversial Earring Magic Ken, helped make the doll one of the most profitable toys on the market. In lively chapters based on extensive interviews, the author discusses adult testimony from both Barbie 'survivors' and enthusiasts and explores how memories of the doll fit into women’s lives. Finally, Rand looks at cultural reappropriations of Barbie by artists, collectors, and especially lesbians and gay men, and considers resistance to Barbie as a form of social and political activism. Illustrated with photographs of various interpretations and alterations of Barbie, this book encompasses both Barbie glorification and abjection as it testifies to the irrefutably compelling qualities of this bestselling toy. Anyone who has played with Barbie -- or, more importantly, thought or worried about playing with Barbie -- will find this book fascinating." 
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Little Oh - COLOR POSTER (NOT A BOOK), Melmed, Laura Krauss - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR
3 Little Oh - COLOR POSTER (NOT A BOOK) Melmed, Laura Krauss - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Lothrop Lee & Shepard 1997 Limited Edition Very Good+ LaMarche, Jim Signed by Author and Illustrator
This is not a book. It is the poster (signed, limited edition) that was issued by the publisher in connection with the publication of the book. The poster is signed by both the author, Laura Krauss Melmed, and the illustrator, Jim LaMarche. The bottom left corner of the front of the poster states that it is number 146 of 500 copies that were signed by the author and illustrator. This beautifully designed glossy color poster is in Very Good+ condition: very light wear; slight wrinkling at a couple of places on the edge; no folds; no pinholes. Photograph available. It measures 24" wide by 18" high and is a full bleed (i.e., no border). 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 The Trousseau of Blondinette Davranche A Huret Doll and her Wardrobe, 1862-1867 Theriault, Florence
Annapolis, MD, U.S.A. Gold Horse Publishing 1994 Hard Copy Near Fine Near Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Gold Horse Publishing, Annapolis, 1994. Book is in Near Fine condition. Dust jacket is in Near Very Good condition: several closed tears on edges, one 2-1/2" long, one 1-1/8" long, one 7/8" long, and one 1/4" long. Laid in is a page of Prices Realized for Auction at Le Meridien Hotel, Newport Beach on 01/06/95. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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