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Rosanella.  With Engravings by Sarah Chamberlain., Anne Claude Philippe, Compte de Caylus (1692-1765).
1 Anne Claude Philippe, Compte de Caylus (1692-1765). Rosanella. With Engravings by Sarah Chamberlain.
Hyattsville, MD: Rebecca Press, 1988 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover Sarah Chamberlain. Signed by Illustrator
LIMITED EDITION of 315 copies, this is one of 50 Deluxe copies with an extra suite of engravings, this is copy K. Set by Mackenzie-Harris in Monotype Centaur and Arrighi types, printed by Darrel Hyder, designed by Rebecca Saady Bingham, with original wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain. Miniature Book. 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches. [vi], 34, [4] pp. Half-title printed in rose, double-page title page with designs in rose, text printed in red with rose-colored initials, vignettes in various colors, and 6 engravings within frames (5 full-page, 1 half-page); text clean, unmarked. Full purple morocco binding, rose and green leather on-lays on front cover, raised bands, leather paste-downs at front and rear, marbled free end-papers; binding square and tight. Housed in a clamshell box with blind-stamped suede front, rear and spine, marbled paper edges, within the box is a chemise covered in matching marbled paper that contains 14 loose sheets with the engravings (illustrations and vignettes) of the illustrations in the book, SIGNED or INITIALED by the artist, Sarah Chamberlain, and an additional color illustration of a rose, also SIGNED by Chamberlain. SIGNED by Sarah Chamberlain and Rebecca Saady Bingham on the colophon. Fine. This book tells the story of how a new Queen of the Fairies was chosen and how her reign was secured. Anne Claude Philippe, Comte de Caulus was a French antiquarian, archaeologist, and man of letters. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Century US Miniature Books, No. 660. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Herschel Logan: Man of Many Careers., Anthony L. Lehman (193501988).
2 Anthony L. Lehman (193501988). Herschel Logan: Man of Many Careers.
Van Nuys: The Westerners, Los Angeles Corral, 1986 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. (32) pp. Frontispiece, black-and-white photograph on title page, woodcuts by Herschel Logan throughout; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped black cloth, silver-titled spine; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Very Good. Printed by Richard J. Hoffman. A short biography of Herschel Logan. Logan was a commercial artist who launched his personal press, Log-Anne Press, after retirement. He wrote and illustrated his own books with woodcut engravings. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Beatrice Warde (1900-1969). Words in Their Hands: A Series of Photographs by Walter Nurnberg, with a Commentary by Beatrice Warde, For Friends at Christmas.
Cambridge: Privately Printed at the University Printing House, 1964 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover Walter Nurnberg. 
LIMITED EDITION of 500, printed on Ambassador white art paper supplied by Alex Cowan and Sons, blocks engraved by John Swain and Sons, endpapers from a design by Clarke Hutton, privately printed and bound at the University Printing House, Cambridge. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches. 22, [32] pp. 14 black-and-white photographs; text clean, unmarked. Textured black cloth gilt-stamped on spine, blind-stamped on front board, figurative end-papers designed by Clarke Hutton; binding square and tight, minor wear to cloth, else Fine. This book contains a series of photographs that show the human hand performing printing and binding operations in the production of a book in the mid-twentieth century. Reference: Crutchley, A Printer's Christmas Books, p. 31-32. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially of the Game of All-Fours, as it Hath Been Publickly Play'd at Oxford, in this Present Year of our Lord, MDCCLIV.  In a Letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his Friend Abraham Nixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple., Benjamin Buckler (1716-1780).
4 Benjamin Buckler (1716-1780). Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially of the Game of All-Fours, as it Hath Been Publickly Play'd at Oxford, in this Present Year of our Lord, MDCCLIV. In a Letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his Friend Abraham Nixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple.
Los Angeles: The Plantin Press, 1977 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, this is number 100. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. [iv], iii, (21) pp. 1 illustration; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, gilt-titled spine, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Very Good. A reprint of the original letter, published by W. Owen at Homer's Head near Temple-Bar in 1754. "While the pamphlet is ostensibly a comment about card playing at Oxford it is actually an allegory dealing with Parliamentary debates revolving around the Oxfordshire elections of April 1754." Introduction. The pseudonym Gyles Smith was previously attributed to either Sir William Blackstone or William King. Modern scholarship now identifies the author as Benjamin Buckler, an antiquarian and academic at the University of Oxford. REFERENCE: Harmsen and Tabor, The Plantin Press, No. 402, binding type 1. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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You Are Now My Enemy., Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and William Strahan (1715-1785).
5 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and William Strahan (1715-1785). You Are Now My Enemy.
Kirkwood, MO: The Printery, 1972 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. Unpaginated. [28] pp. Facsimile letter from Franklin to Strahan tipped-in on front pastedown, portraits of Franklin and Strahan tipped in, ornamentation and borders in red and blue ink; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue leather spine, marbled paper boards; binding square and tight, front joint cracked, shelf wear. Comes with a complimentary card from The Printery. Very Good. This volume contains a brief monograph regarding the friendship & correspondence of two Journeymen, Benjamin Franklin and the Scottish printer William Strahan, including what drew them together, what split them apart, and how their trade reunited them. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Brooke Crutchley (1907-2003). The University Printing Houses at Cambridge from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century.
Cambridge: Printed at the University Press, 1962 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. Oblong 4to. 7 1/8 x 11 inches. [ii], (16) pp. Half-title, introductory text printed within a red ruled border, title-page vignette in red, red initial, 8 illustrations, (3 color); text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brick-red cloth, brown end-papers; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Comes with the original clip case covered in marbled paper; extremities rubbed. Very Good. Approximately every 150 years, Cambridge University Press moved to new buildings; this volume documents the various printing houses which have served the university since 1520. Reference: Crutchley, A Printer's Christmas Books, p. 31. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Telling Takes Me Home., Bruce Duncan
7 Bruce Duncan "Utah" Phillips (1935-2008). The Telling Takes Me Home.
Salt Lake City, UT: Peter and Donna Thomas, 2011 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 4 copies. Miniature Book. 2 7/8 x 1 7/8 inches. [8] pp. Hand-painted water-colors by Donna Thomas on Peter's handmade paper and hand-stitched into the folded panels, folded accordion-style; text clean, unmarked. Stiff boards with maps mounted on front and rear covers, hand-colored, hand-lettered, and hand-stitched title label on front cover; binding square and tight. Fine. The text of this miniature book is from the Utah Phillips song "The Telling Takes Me Home." On June 19, 2011 Peter and Donna Thomas arrived in Salt Lake City during their Gypsy Wagon Book Mobile Tour. Their visit coincided with a concert given by Duncan Phillips for "The Long Memory Project," which is building a public archive for the works of Bruce "Utah" Phillips. In between songs, Peter and Donna created this beautiful miniature book to benefit the project. Only 4 copies were made. Utah Phillips was a labor organizer, folk singer, storyteller, poet and the "Golden Voice of the Great Southwest." He described the struggles of labor unions and the power of direct action, self-identifying as an anarchist. He often promoted the Industrial Workers of the World in his music, actions, and words. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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Bookbinding: A Brief Checklist of References, Sources, Libraries &c., Bruce William Bradley.
8 Bruce William Bradley. Bookbinding: A Brief Checklist of References, Sources, Libraries &c.
San Francisco: The Bird in Hand Press, 1969 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 125 copies, this is number 126 [sic!]. Hardcover Pamphlet. 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [16] pp. Decorative initials in red ink, headpieces and illustrations in blue ink; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red cloth, orange paper boards, illustrated with a paper label on front cover, brown paper pages, red paper dust jacket; binding square and tight, dust jacket torn and creased at tail. Comes with a signed letter to Pall Bohne from author, June 7, 1971. SIGNED by author. Very Good. "This Keepsake was produced for the Graphics Class, taught by Joan R. Abelson, at the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center. It was given to the students as a suppliment [sic] to a brief Lecture & Demonstration of Hand Bookbinding." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Eight Hundred Years of Fine Printing: Catalogue of an Exhibition of Rare Books 1146-1946., Carl J. Weber (1894-1966), editor.
9 Carl J. Weber (1894-1966), editor. Eight Hundred Years of Fine Printing: Catalogue of an Exhibition of Rare Books 1146-1946.
Waterville, ME: Colby College Library, 1946 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. [iv], (19) pp. Decorative initial in red and blue, tailpiece of a book; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, gilt-titled spine, paper dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, shelf wear, dust jacket chipped. INSCRIBED by author on dust jacket. Very Good in a Good jacket. LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies, this is 1 of 100 bound in red cloth over boards, set in Linotype Janson and original hand-set Janson (c. 1670), printed on rag paper. Printed by the Southworth-Anthoensen Press of Portland, Maine. The Southworth-Anthoensen Press was a nationally renowned creator of fine press books. This is a presentation copy from the bibliographer for the exhibition, Carl J. Weber, to Mrs. Estelle L. Doheny, the famous Los Angeles book collector. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Apricot Moon., Carol Cunningham (1925-2013).
10 Carol Cunningham (1925-2013). Apricot Moon.
Mill Valley, Sunflower Press, 1970 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 50 copies, this is number 40. 8vo. 5 x 4 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [36] pp. Illustrations of plants on every page in various colors; text clean, unmarked, one small black stain on verso of leaf 8. Full orange velour cloth with paper label on front cover, decorative end papers; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Includes a slip of paper with the limitation statement. Very Good. Reprinted. A series of haikus accompanied by illustrations by Carol Cunningham. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Lotus-Blossom & Moon-Flower, a Chinese Folk Tale., Carol Cunningham (1925-2013).
11 Carol Cunningham (1925-2013). Lotus-Blossom & Moon-Flower, a Chinese Folk Tale.
Mill Valley, Sunflower Press, 1981 Paperback Used: Like New Paperback 
LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, this is number 93. Oblong Miniature Book. 2 x 2 3/4 inches. Unpaginated. [22] pp. Illustrations and textual ornamentation in red ink; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped red wrappers, bound with gold string, gold end papers; binding square and tight. Mel Kavin's copy. SIGNED by Carol Cunningham on the colophon. Fine. Printed on hand-made Japanese paper from hand-set type. This lovely artist's book is an adaptation of a Chinese folk tale. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 810. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Wytham Stream., Claire Lawson-Hall.
12 Claire Lawson-Hall. Wytham Stream.
Oxford: The Alembic Press, 1993 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover Muriel Mallows. 
LIMITED EDITION of 70 copies, this is number 20, handset in 6 point Craw Clarendon type and printed on hand-made Barcham Green paper. Printed on one side of two sheets, with text and illustrations on alternating leaves. Miniature Book. 2 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches. [19] pp. Claire Hall's text accompanies 7 hand-colored etchings by Muriel Mallows; text clean, unmarked. Accordion fold binding with Suminagashi marbled paper over boards on front and rear covers. Colophon on the rear paste-down (included in the page count); binding square and tight. With a paper band printed "Wytham Stream" over the binding to keep it pressed to shape, and housed in a blue-cloth slip case. SCARCE. Fine. A lovely artist's book reflecting the natural world of rural England. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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An Enquiry into the Reading of the Lower Classes., David W. Davies (1908-1984).
13 David W. Davies (1908-1984). An Enquiry into the Reading of the Lower Classes.
Pasadena: Grant Dahlstrom, 1970 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (xvi), (94) pp. Color frontispiece, 17 illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Patterned cloth; binding square and tight. Pall Bohne's copy with pencil notations of inventory number, from whom he acquired the book, and date on rear pastedown. Comes with an invitation to a memorial gathering for David W. Davies and a page of notes. INSCRIBED by the author to Pall Bohne, May 26, 1983. Fine. A somewhat tongue-in-cheek account of printed works for the lower classes in England, focusing on the years 1800-1850. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Reed, Pen, & Brush Alphabets for Writing and Lettering., Edward M. Catich (1906-1979).
14 Edward M. Catich (1906-1979). Reed, Pen, & Brush Alphabets for Writing and Lettering.
Davenport, IA: Catfish Press, 1972 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. Two Volumes. 8vo. 10 x 6 1/2 inches. viii, 32, [2] pp. First gathering mis-numbered, printer's device on title page, printed in 3 colors, textual ornaments and headers printed in blue and brown inks, decorative initial, index of plates; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled gray cloth spine, marbled paper boards with paper label on front cover, decorative end papers; binding square and tight, shelf wear, small blue paint stain on label. Comes with an additional 8-page Praenotanda, a lecture given by Catich, The Origin of Letter Forms, laid in. SIGNED by Catich in preliminaries. Very Good. WITH: CATICH. Reed, Pen, & Brush Alphabets for Writing and Lettering. Davenport, IA: The Catfish Press, (1972). Portfolio. 11 3/4 x 9 inches. 27 ff. Printer's device on title page, printed in 3 colors, recto of each leaf printed with a letter of the alphabet, versos printed with samples of fonts. Gilt-titled gray cloth spine, marbled paper boards with paper label on front cover; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Very Good. Edward Catich was an American calligrapher whose calligraphy and stone work was internationally renowned. He is well-known for his theory on the origin of serifs in Imperial Rome. Here he writes about the Roman-alphabet writing tools - the reed, the brush, and the square-tipped pen - and provides a portfolio with examples of the alphabet written in each, and printed on archival-quality Mohawk Superfine text and cover stock. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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John Muir in Southern California., Elizabeth Pomeroy.
15 Elizabeth Pomeroy. John Muir in Southern California.
Pasadena: The Castle Press, 1999 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. 8vo. 10 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. (xiv), (65) pp. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, 23 illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped dark green cloth, decorative end papers; binding square and tight. Comes with an invitation to a book signing for this book at a private residence. Pall Bohne's copy, with his pencil notations with his library number, from whom he purchased the book, and date in end pages. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED to Pall Bohne by Elizabeth Pomeroy, October 1999. Fine. A short biography of John Muir, covering his time in Southern California. John Muir was a naturalist, explorer, author, and conservationist, and first president of the Sierra Club. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Fray Junipero Serra (1713-1784)., Francis J. Weber (b. 1933).
16 Francis J. Weber (b. 1933). Fray Junipero Serra (1713-1784).
Van Nuys: Richard J. Hoffman, 1985 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION, no limitation stated, printed letterpress by Richard J. Hoffman, in 10 pt. Cloister Oldstyle type, printed on 70 lb. book paper, and bound by Bela Blau.  Oblong Miniature Book.  1 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches.  (31) pp.  U.S. postage stamp frontispiece before half-title, decorative initial, appendix; text clean, unmarked.  Gilt-titled red leather spine, marbled paper boards; binding square and tight.  "Ex Mini-Libris Levitan" bookplate on front pastedown.  SCARCE. Fine. This book marks the 200th anniversary of Fray Junipero Serra's death.  Serra was a Roman Catholic Spanish priest and friar who founded the first 9 California Missions.  Weber named his imprint after Serra. "After printing this book, RJH confided to this bibliographer: 'I'm going to write and print a miniature book entitled: "Why I hate miniature books!"'" Petko.  PROVENANCE: Rabbi Kalman L. Levitan was a founder and first Chairman of the Miniature Book Society of America.  REFERENCES: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 3107; Petko, A Tribute to the Work of Richard John Hoffman, No. 361. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Boating with Bogart., Gloria Stuart (1910-2010).
17 Gloria Stuart (1910-2010). Boating with Bogart.
Los Angeles, CA: Imprenta Glorias, 1993 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New None Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, printed by Robin Price, composition by the Bieler Press, bound by Allwyn O'Mara. Miniature Book. 3 x 2 3/16 inches. Unpaginated. [48] pp. Embellishments throughout by Davie Dickie (pseudonym for Ward Ritchie), printed on blue paper; text clean, unmarked. Marbled paper over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight. INSCRIBED opposite the colophon by Gloria Stuart and "Davie Dickie (aka WR)." Fine. Gloria Stuart spins a yarn about a drunken crew of 4 couples who rented a yacht and attempted to sail to Catalina Island Labor Day weekend, 1938, under the command of Humphrey Bogart. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 2830. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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The Tiger in the Grass (an excerpt)., Harriet Doerr (1910-2002).
18 Harriet Doerr (1910-2002). The Tiger in the Grass (an excerpt).
Pasadena: Clinker Press, 2002 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 12 copies, this is number 7. 8vo. 10 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Unpaginated. [5] pp. Hand-colored decorative initial, excerpt from The Tiger in the Grass (Viking Penguin, 1995), tissue guard over woodcut illustration, hand-written limitation statement; text clean, unmarked. Dark green-stamped green cloth, green end papers; binding square and tight, covers lightly faded. Comes with a postcard from The Roycroft Inn, East Aurora, NY. Pall Bohne's copy, with his pencil notations with his library number and "Gift from the Chaves" opposite limitation statement. SIGNED by Harriet Doerr. Very Good. Hand printed and illuminated at the Clinker Press. Hand bound by David Weinstein and signed by the author. Harriet Doerr published her first novel at age 73. Tiger in the Grass: Stories and Other Inventions was her third and last publication, a collection of short stories and essays. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Mountaineer: The Life and Times of Marvin Neel and the Backwoods Press., James Lamar Weygand (1919-2003).
19 James Lamar Weygand (1919-2003). Mountaineer: The Life and Times of Marvin Neel and the Backwoods Press.
Nappanee, IN: Private Press of the Indiana Kid, 1969 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies. 8vo. 8 x 5 1/2 inches. [iv], ii, (40) pp. Title page illustrated in color, engravings by Neel throughout, 2 photographic plates tipped in, specimen sheet bound in with the covers of Storm Over the Mountains and Chimera I; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth spine, yellow paper boards stamped with a Neel engraving; binding square and tight, small spot of soiling on back cover. Very Good. Printed and bound by the author-compositor. Biography of Marvin Neel, proprietor of the Backwoods Press. Includes a bibliography of the 13 titles issued by the Backwoods Press. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Crandall Press: A History-Bibliography., James Lamar Weygand (1919-2003).
20 James Lamar Weygand (1919-2003). The Crandall Press: A History-Bibliography.
Nappanee, IN: Private Press of the Indiana Kid, 1966 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of about 250 copies. 8vo. 8 x 5 3/4 inches. (44) pp. Color ornaments throughout, 2 photographic plates, bibliography of the Crandall Press, 4 illustrations tipped in; text clean, unmarked. Light blue paper over boards, illustrations on both covers, printed paper spine label with a duplicate label bound-in at the colophon; binding square and tight, shelf wear, spine faded. Very Good. A biography of Allen Crandall, a history of his press, The Crandall Press, and a bibliography of the 12 titles published by the same. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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