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Myths of London

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. Although at first glance London Walkabout by Andrew Collins looks like a typical pamphlet for a tourist it actually is much more unusual.  Subtitled “Your guide to discovering the myths and legends of ten mystical sties in and […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. The Faith of Graffiti presents the reader with beautiful full-spread photographs of street art by Jon Naar and Mervyn Kurlansky with an accompanying text by Norman Mailer.   By keeping the text separate in the center of the book, the […]

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Mob Stories

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. Detailing the early 1970s mob scene Mafia at War is an interesting and thorough read.  Published by New York Magazine, this book gives an in depth chronology of the mob bosses from the early 1900s to the early […]

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Art and the Occult

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. James Wasserman, author, editor, publisher and occultist, gives us Art and Symbols of the Occult.  A disciple of Aleister Crawley’s Ordo Templi Orientis, he has written numerous books on the subject as well as republishing and updating several […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection.   Several books by the Reverend David Wilkerson and his followers are in the Santo Domingo Collection.   Wilkerson, an evangelic pastor who moved to New York because he felt called to help young gang members and drug addicts, […]

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Adventures of Fido

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection.   Le Aventures de Fido Caniche by surrealist artist Valentine Hugo, is an intricately detailed picture book that follows a dream sequence of Fido, an innocent, inquisitive poodle.  In the dream Fido visits other exotic animals including a […]

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Paper Planes

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. One very unique book by celebrated German-American artist Peter Max, Paper Airplane Book, showcases both his artistic talent as well as his playful attitude towards his work.  Entirely consisting of templates for paper planes, each sporting bright colors […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. With the advent of smartphones and wifi everywhere, travel guidebooks seem like a thing of the past. Back in the late 19th century though, they might have been the only way to find your way around. The guidebook […]

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Komic Kats

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection.   The comic strip Krazy Kat by George Herriman ran for 31 years in the New York Evening Journal and follows a cast of animal characters set in a highly stylized Arizona home.  Although not popular among the […]

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Mysterious matchbox

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. This particular item which I believe is an artists’ book is quite interesting, published in Paris in 1990 by Ed. Rouleau Libre it was issued as a matchbox measuring 8 x 6 cm and contains a number of […]

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Natural Highs!

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection.   Although much of the Santo Domingo Collection focuses on illegal and medical drugs, there is some exceptions to these books that suggest other ways of getting that feeling.  Alex J. Packer, Ph.D., an educator and administrator in […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. Andrés Rábago, also known as OPS or El Roto, is a Spanish cartoonist who focused on social satire and critiques of current events.   In his book of cartoons, Mitos, Ritos y Delitos en el Pais de Silencio, Rábago […]

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Comic Mischief

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. Newspaper comic strips illuminate society in a way many other mediums cannot.  Available on a daily basis, one can track changing trends in cultures by looking at the types of comic humor that was popular at the time.   […]

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Snowblind

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Robert Sabbag’s semi-biographical Snowblind, first published in 1976, tells the story of Zachary Swan, a 1970s cocaine smuggler who relied on scams and ruses to move drugs past customs officials and keep himself out of harm’s way in […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. Written in 1938, Bell Wood-Comstock’s Plain Facts for Young Women on Marijuana, Narcotics, Liquor and Tobacco offers advice for those ladies whose goal is to get married and settle down with children.  Wood-Comstock wrote several books on advice […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. In his book High Tide, Brad Johannsen really brings Herman Hesse and Lao Tzu’s writing to life with colorful and psychedelic illustrations.  The book contains the story ‘Piktor’s Metamorphasis,” a spiritual tale telling of loneliness after Piktor has […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. The term “devil’s picture books” was used by the Puritans to refer to playing cards in hopes that it would prevent people from using them.  In the book by the same name, Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer gives a […]

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Ghost Detective

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection.   There are many spin-offs of Sherlock Holmes, and some excellent ones from the early 20th century are Jean Ray’s Harry Dickson, le Sherlock Holmes Americain.   This series of pulp dime-novel’s originally started in Germany 1907 and continued […]

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Pacifist rats

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo collection. By the controversial nature of its subject areas, the Santo Domingo Collection naturally includes a wealth of banned, censored, or otherwise suppressed literature. Ronge-maille vainqueur, a text by the French novelist Lucien Descaves and illustrated by […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection. Witches have always fascinated people, from the magical tales of Merlin to the Salem Witch trials, to the current trend of magic and vampires in popular culture.  Written by Colin Wilson and illustrated by Una Woodruff, Witches is […]

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