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1 Bennett Gilbert, Editor. A Leaf from the Letters of St. Jerome First Printed by Sixtus Reissinger, Rome, c. 1466-1467.
Los Angeles and London: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge - H. M. Fletcher, 1981 Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is copy number 27, set in Monotype Janson and printed letterpress on Frankfurt Cream paper by Patrick Reagh and Vance Gerry; this is one of 100 copies bound by Max Adjarian. Folio. 15 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches. [vi], (36) pp. Pocket with the printed incunable leaf mounted on the first page after the front free end-paper, half-title, title-page with a Jerome-and-the-Lion vignette in red, 2 red initials within typographic borders; text clean, unmarked, the printed leaf has some water-staining. Quarter vellum, marbled paper over boards, spine label titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Fine. This leaf comes from the Editio Princeps of the Letters of St. Jerome (347-430 AD), which were widely distributed throughout the fourth-century Roman Empire because of his advice for living the Christian life. Sixtus Riessinger (1440-1505) was a German priest and typographer, who is known for introducing the printing press to Rome and Naples. Some believe Riessinger's Letters of St. Jerome was the first book printed in Rome, but the exact date remains disputed. REFERENCE: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound & Dispersed, No. 170. 
Price: 1300.00 USD
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2 Bennett Gilbert, Editor. A Leaf from the Letters of St. Jerome First Printed by Sixtus Reissinger, Rome, c. 1466-1467.
Los Angeles and London: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge - H. M. Fletcher, 1981 Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is copy number 28, set in Monotype Janson and printed letterpress on Frankfurt Cream paper by Patrick Reagh and Vance Gerry; this is one of 100 copies bound by Max Adjarian. Folio. 15 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches. [vi], (36) pp. Pocket with the printed incunable leaf mounted on the first page after the front free end-paper, half-title, title-page with a Jerome-and-the-Lion vignette in red, 2 red initials within typographic borders; text clean, unmarked, the printed leaf has some marginal water-staining. Quarter vellum, marbled paper over boards, spine label titled in gilt; binding square and tight, upper corners bumped. Very Good. The leaf in this copy has 3 5-line initials hand colored in blue. This leaf comes from the Editio Princeps of the Letters of St. Jerome (347-430 AD), which were widely distributed throughout the fourth-century Roman Empire because of his advice for living the Christian life. Sixtus Riessinger (1440-1505) was a German priest and typographer, who is known for introducing the printing press to Rome and Naples. Some believe Riessinger's Letters of St. Jerome was the first book printed in Rome, but the exact date remains disputed. REFERENCE: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound & Dispersed, No. 170. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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A Leaf from the Letters of St. Jerome, First Printed by Sixtus Reissinger, Rome, c. 1466-1467.  With an Historical Essay by Jeremy Duquesnay Adams and a Bibliographical Essay by John L. Sharpe III., Bennett Gilbert, editor.
3 Bennett Gilbert, editor. A Leaf from the Letters of St. Jerome, First Printed by Sixtus Reissinger, Rome, c. 1466-1467. With an Historical Essay by Jeremy Duquesnay Adams and a Bibliographical Essay by John L. Sharpe III.
Los Angeles and London: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge - H. M. Fletcher, 1981 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is copy number 142, set in Monotype Janson and printed letterpress on Frankfurt Cream paper by Patrick Reagh and Vance Gerry; 200 copies bound by Kater-Crafts Bookbinders. Folio. 15 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches. [iv], (34) pp. Half-title, title-page with a Jerome-and-the-Lion vignette in red, 2 red initials within typographic borders, incunable leaf printed on fifteenth-century water-marked paper inside a pocket at the rear; text clean, unmarked. Quarter vellum, marbled paper over boards, vellum tips, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Fine. The leaf in this book comes from the Editio Princeps of the Letters of St. Jerome (347-430), which were widely distributed throughout the fourth-century Roman Empire because of his advice for living the Christian life. Sixtus Riessinger (1440-1505) was a German priest and typographer, who is know for introducing the printing press to Rome and Naples. Some believe Riessinger's Letters of St. Jerome was the first book printed in Rome, but the exact date remains disputed. Reference: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound & Dispersed, No. 170. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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4 Book Club of California. A Leaf from the 1611 King James Bible with "The Noblest Monument of English Prose" by John Livingston Lowes & "The Printing of the King James Bible" by Louis I. Newman.
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1937 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 51. LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is one of 265 regular copies, handset in Franciscan type on machine made paper. Folio. 15 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches. [ii], xxii, [2] pp. Title-page and text printed in red and black, double-column, 4 hand-colored initials (3 in blue, red, and gilt, 1 in blue, red, and yellow), tipped-in King James Bible leaf with the text of Zechariah, Chapter 11, verse 8 through Chapter 14, verse 8, printer's device on the colophon; text clean, unmarked except for a pencil notation on page (XV) that records the passage on the leaf. Quarter tan cloth, cloth sides, printed paper spine label titled in red; binding square and tight, mild shelf wear and foxing to the cloth sides, corners lightly bumped, end-papers with modest toning, offsetting associated with the bookplate. Black-leather bookplate of H. L. Doolittle (1882-1974), Pasadena collector, on the front paste-down. Very Good. Printed by the Grabhorn Press, the original leaf contains text from Zechariah. This leaf comes from the "She" Bible of 1611 that contains the incorrect text of Ruth Chapter 3, verse 15, "And she went into the citie." "An extremely handsome book which drew praise from both contributing essayists and many [Book] Club [of California] members, some of whom found in this volume a relief from the Western Americana theme which had predominated in the Club's publications of the [previous] five years." Magee. REFERENCES: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound & Dispersed, No. 72; Heller & Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1915-1940, No. 275; Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 51. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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5 Edmund E. Simpson (1912-1990). A Leaf from the First English Translation of Ambroise Pare, 1634.
Scramento, CA: The Blackwood Press, 1970 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
LIMITED EDITION of 85 copies, hand set in Bembo and printed letterpress on mold-made paper from W. S. Hodgkinson in England on an Old Series C & P press, handset Bembo types. Pamphlet. 13 1/2 x 9 1/13 inches. [8] pp. Title page printed in red and black, typographic ornament in red at the head of the text, Pare leaf loosely laid-in at the unprinted center spread, colophon with printer's device in green; text clean, unmarked. Orange printed wrappers, printed paper front cover label, stitched; binding square and tight, upper corners bumped, some light shelf wear. Very Good. The leaf in this book is from the first English Edition of the works of Ambroise Pare (circa 1510-1590). Pare was an innovative French surgeon who served as royal surgeon for a number of French kings. While a military surgeon, Pare improved or invented many techniques, especially in the treatment of war wounds. He leadership can be seen in the fact that his works were still current in the mid-seventeenth century. REFERENCE: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound & Dispersed, No. 156. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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A Leaf from the Published Work of Nicolas Jenson, Printer, 1472., Edmund E. Simpson (1912-1990).
6 Edmund E. Simpson (1912-1990). A Leaf from the Published Work of Nicolas Jenson, Printer, 1472.
Placerville, CA: The Blackwood Press, 1985 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Like New Paperback 
LIMITED EDITION of 73 copies, hand set in Bembo and printed letterpress on Curtis Ragston paper on an Old Series C & P press made in 1910. Pamphlet. 12 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches. [8] pp. Title page printed in red and black, section head printed in red, Janson leaf mounted with hinges in the unprinted center spread, colophon with printer's device in blue; text clean, unmarked, the printed leaf with some light foxing, toning, especially at the margins, marginalia in a contemporary hand. Gray printed wrappers, stitched; binding square and tight. Fine. The leaf in this book is from the Latin works by Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius (b. circa 360 A. D.), printed by Nicolas Jenson in Venice in 1472. This leaf includes marginalia in a contemporary hand and an interesting little doodle in the upper left corner of the recto of the leaf. REFERENCE: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound & Dispersed, No. 185. 
Price: 700.00 USD
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7 Ernest Johnston. Liber Chronicarum: A Folio of the Nuremberg Chronicle Restored From an Incomplete Copy from the Library of Lambton Castle, England. With a Bibliographical Note by Ernest Johnson.
Greenwich, CT: The Country Bookshop, 1932 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
Folio. 17 1/2 x 11 15/16 inches. [8] pp. Title page printed in red and black with a small facsimile title in pink, 3 woodcut facsimiles, original leaf from Koberger's Liber Chronicarum; text clean, unmarked. Faux leather over flexible boards, printed pictorial suede front cover label; binding square and tight, very light shelf wear, bump to head of rear board. Very Good. The Nuremberg Chronicle is an illustrated history of the world which begins with a paraphrase of the Bible and includes the histories of a number of important Western cities. It was written in Latin by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514) and also published in a German edition, both issued by Anton Koberger (1440/1445-1513), the German goldsmith, printer, and publisher of Nuremberg. This leaf book contains Folio CCXXVII, from the longest segment of the Chronicle, the sixth age of the world (beginning with the death of Christ), with 5 woodcut portraits of saints and scholars. Printed in Latin with Gothic type, single column, with 60 lines on the recto and 57 lines on the verso. There is minor foxing and minor water stains to the top margin of the leaf, else in fine condition. REFERENCE: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound and Dispersed, No. 57. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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A Leaf From Francisco Palou's Noticias De La Nueva California, Mexico, 1857., Francisco Palou; Jennifer Larson.
8 Francisco Palou; Jennifer Larson. A Leaf From Francisco Palou's Noticias De La Nueva California, Mexico, 1857.
Orinda, CA: Printed at the Press of the Golden Key as a Keepsake for a joint meeting of the Roxburge and Zamorano Clubs, 1990 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies, designed, hand-set and printed at the Press of the Golden Key by Donald and Kathryn Fleming for the joint meeting of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs, October 27-28, 1990. 4to. 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. [14] pp. An original leaf from Palou's Noticias of 1857 mounted on the blank page opposite the half-title, title page printed in red and black inks with an eagle and snake vignette, facsimile of the original title page, heading in red ink, decorative initial, chronology of Palou; text clean, un-marked. Plain textured wrappers with image of Palou stamped in silver on the front cover; binding square and tight, housed in a white envelope. Fine. Wood engraving of Padre Palou by Rik Olson on the cover. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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An Essay by Gary F. Kurutz on A Bibliography of California and the Pacific West, 1510-1906 by Robert E. Cowan.  With an Original Leaf from the Club's 1914 First Edition., Gary F. Kurutz.
9 Gary F. Kurutz. An Essay by Gary F. Kurutz on A Bibliography of California and the Pacific West, 1510-1906 by Robert E. Cowan. With an Original Leaf from the Club's 1914 First Edition.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1993 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover 
Series: Publication of the Book Club of California, Number 207. LIMITED EDITION of 390 copies set in Janson type, designed by Lewis Allen of the Allen Press and printed by Anchor & Acorn Press. 4to. 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches. [vi], (66) pp. Two lines of the title page and the first line of the text printed in red, original leaf (pp. 231-232 of Cowan's Bibliography bound in between pages [ii] and [iii]), 3 duotone illustrations including portraits of Cowan and John Henry Nash, list of sources; text clean, unmarked. Plain paper over boards, natural linen spine, printed paper front cover label, spine titled in black, original acetate dust-jacket, brick red end-papers; binding square and tight. Fine. "This book celebrates Cowan's pioneering California bibliography published in 1914. As the inaugural book in The Book Club of California's publication program, this landmark bibliography established many of the procedures and traditions that have guided the Club's publication program over the last seven decades. This history of Cowan's 1914 edition printed by Taylor, Nash, and Taylor and his enlarged 1933 edition printed by John Henry Nash is traced in an essay by Gary F. Kurutz. Each copy is accompanied by a leaf from the original 1914 edition and features portraits of Cowan and Nash." A Bibliography of the Books Published by the Book Club of California, 1993-2009, No. 201. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Great Polyglot Bibles, Including a Leaf from the Complutensian of Alcala, 1514-17., George Yule Basil Hall (1915-1994).
10 George Yule Basil Hall (1915-1994). The Great Polyglot Bibles, Including a Leaf from the Complutensian of Alcala, 1514-17.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1966 First Edition. Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Publications of the Book Club of California, No. 124. LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies, printed for the Book Club of California by Lewis and Dorothy Allen at the Allen Press. Folio. 14 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches mm (page size). [5], [19], [6] ff. Printed with decorations in black, red, and purple inks, facsimile title-page of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible, and a tipped in leaf (Deuteronomy Chapter 9, verses 11-27) from the original Bible of 1514-17, Basil Hall's essay "A Treatise: The Great Polyglot Bibles"; text clean, unmarked. Sheets laid loose within textured wrappers and all placed within a clam-shell box covered in purple silk, printed top cover and spine labels; text clean, unmarked, box with light shelf wear and a spot of soiling on the front cover. Internally Fine, overall, Very Good. This was the first book printed for the Book Club of California in the de luxe French style, with un-sewn sheets in a hinged box, and produced entirely by hand. For the Allen Press, this book was the first hand-printed book in an edition of more than 150 copies and their first leaf book. The book is designed to remain within the hinged box; when the box is opened flat, the book can be slid to the left and the pages turned at their fore-edge. The text type face is Italian Old Style with early Spanish Roman types founded on Italian fifteenth-century designs. The paper was printed damp on all rag paper from France, mold-made Rives for the text and handmade Richard de Bas for the wrappers. The edition was printed by hand on an 1830 Acorn-Smith hand-press. Decorations principally from the Complutensian Bible, with others from early sixteenth-century Spanish books. REFERENCES: Allen Press Bibliography, No. 171; De Hamel and Silver, Disbound and Dispersed, No. 144 (catalog number 27); Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 124. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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A Leaf from Francisco Palou's Noticias de la Nueva California, Mexico, 1857.  Bibliographical Commentary by Jennifer Larson, Jennifer Larson
11 Jennifer Larson A Leaf from Francisco Palou's Noticias de la Nueva California, Mexico, 1857. Bibliographical Commentary by Jennifer Larson
Orinda, CA (Printed at the Press of the Golden Eye for a joint meeting of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs). 1990 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Like New Paperback 
LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies, designed, hand-set and printed at the Press of the Golden Key by Donald and Katheryn Fleming for the joint meeting of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs, October 27-28, 1990. Wood engraving of Padre Palou by Rik Olson on the cover. 4to. 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. [14] pp. An original leaf from Paulou's Noticias of 1857 mounted on the blank page opposite the half-title, title page printed in red and black inks with an eagle and snake vignette, facsimile of the original title page, heading in red ink, decorative initial, chronology of Palou; text clean, un-marked. Plain textured wrappers with image of Palou stamped in silver on the front cover; binding square and tight. Fine. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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12 Peter Amelung. Johann Zainer, the Elder & Younger.
Los Angeles: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc., 1985 0931043026 / 9780931043024 First Edition, thus. Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 159 copies, printed in Aldine Bembo types on 80 pound Mohawk Superfine paper by Patrick Reagh, Printers of Glendale, CA. 4to. 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. ix, (26) pp. Half-title, title page printed in red and black within a red decorative border, the original leaf is not foliated, "Septimus" is at the running head, and "Sit Laus deo" is printed on the recto a bit more than half-way down the page of printed text (line 27), the rest of the recto and the verso are blank, decorative initial in red, 5 samples of Zainer printing in the text; text clean, unmarked, 4 worm holes in the text of the leaf, but only affect a few letters and do not hinder study of Zainer's Type number 4. Blue cloth over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, minor soiling to covers. Very Good. Translated from the German by Ruth Schwab-Rosenthal. Introduction by Bernard M. Rosenthal. Peter Amelung presents the existing evidence that shows that the Zainer Press in Ulm was conducted by a father and son, from 1473-1519. This volume contains a printed leaf from the early period of the Zainer Press, Ripelin's Compendium Theologiae Veritatis. Hugo Ripelin (circa 1210-1268) was born in Strassburg, and after becoming a Dominican, went to the order's house in Zurich, and returned to Strassburg in 1258. His Compendium theologiae veritatis had the same name as a work by Thomas Acquinas. Ripelin's work has been attributed to Albertus Magnus and others; it exists in nearly 1,000 manuscripts written between 1285 and the sixteenth century and appeared in 15 incunabula editions. Bernard Rosenthal's important Introduction to this volume corrects the bibliographical record for this work. REFERENCES (with Rosenthal's corrections): Hain 437; British Museum Catalog, II, 527 (IB9213). 
Price: 350.00 USD
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13 Peter Foden. The Fell Imperial Quarto Book of Common Prayer: An Account of its Production.
Lower Marston Farm, Herefordshire UK: The Whittington Press, 1998 1854280449 / 9781854280442 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies, this is one of 150 bound in buckram with 4 pages from the Prayerbook of 1913; 50 other copies were bound in Oasis leather and include 8 pages from the Prayerbook. Folio. 15 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches. [vi], (46) pp. Half-title, printed in red and black, 5 plates including 4 pages from the Prayerbook of 1913; text clean un-marked, except for the gift inscription. Bound in half red buckram, boards covered with red paper printed with a variety of Fell ornaments, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Housed in the original slip case. Gift inscription on half-title. SCARCE. Fine. Printing in England was dominated by the English Crown until the end of the seventeenth century, preventing the development of type foundries. In order to get the very best types for the establishment of the Oxford University Press, John Fell (1625-1686), Dean of Christ Church, Oxford and Bishop of Oxford, imported punches and matrices from Holland. The Fell types have been ascribed to the Dutch punch-cutter Dirck Voskens and exhibit shorter extenders, higher stroke contrast, narrowing of round letters, and flattened serifs on the baseline and descenders, marking the beginning of transition to modern design in typography. Oxford University Press produced a Book of Common Prayer in 1913 which used the Fell types in its production; the book offered here explores the production of this Prayerbook and what it says about many aspects of the operations of Oxford University Press at the beginning of the twentieth century. REFERENCE: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound and Dispersed, No. 212.5. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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