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Unicorn Folio, Series One, Number 1.  Snyder, Gleason, Maytag, Mytinger, Prevert, Waddington, Rukeyser, Voznesensky [Cover Title]., Alan Brillant, et al.
1 Alan Brillant, et al. Unicorn Folio, Series One, Number 1. Snyder, Gleason, Maytag, Mytinger, Prevert, Waddington, Rukeyser, Voznesensky [Cover Title].
Santa Barbara, CA: Unicorn Press, 1967 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover Signed by Other
LIMITED EDITION of 325 copies printed by Noel Young with typography and devices by Alan Brilliant, this is Number 299, published by The Unicorn Press to commemorate the opening of The Unicorn Book Shop, January 2, 1967. Portfolio. 21 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. Title-page, List of Contributors, 9 broadsides and 1 bi-fold laid in; text clean, unmarked. The broadsides are each published on a different paper, which are loosely laid into a large goldenrod-paper bi-fold, that in turn is inserted into a larger sheet of green paper whose bottom edge is folded over and taped at the bottom edge to form a pocket; the broadsheets and the goldenrod bi-fold are in fine condition, the edges of the green paper folder are shelf worn with a few small tears. Very Good. Unicorn Broadsheet Series I & II [Portfolio cover title]. [Santa Barbara]: Unicorn Press, 1968-1971. Portfolio. 22 x 14 3/4 inches. 20 broadsides laid into a portfolio with beige cloth spine and corners, red paper over boards, printed paper front cover label, limitation statement printed on a paper label mounted inside the rear board; square and tight, bump to the middle of the fore edge of the rear board. Broadsides are in fine condition, unless otherwise noted, portfolio in Very Good condition. This collection includes Broadside series I and II. Please contact me for a full bibliographical description, which includes information on additional material included but not printed by the Unicorn Press. The Unicorn Press was founded by Alan "Al" Brilliant, and Theo Savory (1907-1989) in Santa Barbara in 1966. In 1972, the press moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, where it has remained ever since. Most of the 33 broadsides included here were printed during the early years of the Unicorn Press when it's home was in Santa Barbara, California; a few items included were printed by others. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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Apricot Moon., Carol Cunningham (1925-2013).
2 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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The Ghost Town Lundy., Charles A. Lundy (b. 1880).
3 Charles A. Lundy (b. 1880). The Ghost Town Lundy.
Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1919 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 x 5 5/16 inches. 71 pp. Text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped green cloth over boards; binding square and tight, dust soiling on all edges. Detroit rubber stamp on front free end paper. Very Good. A poem chronicling the history of a small pioneer town in Mono County; the town is now defunct. 
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4 David Hilton The Candleflame
West Branch, Iowa The Toothpaste Press 1976 0915124203 / 9780915124206 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good None Paperback 
LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies designed by Allan Kornblum, handset and printed by Elizabeth Zima at the Toothpaste Press, printed on handmade Iyo Glazed paper with Bulmer and Crayonette types, then hand-sewn into wrappers with a two-color design on the front cover. From the private collection of John Class, noted Orange County, CA bibliophile and collector. Your order receives my personal attention. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Verses., Edward Yanovsky.
5 Edward Yanovsky. Verses.
Moscow: Yaniko, 1994 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies, this is number 5. Miniature Book. 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 inches. 126 pp. Text in Russian, 16 illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Full blind- and gilt-stamped white morocco, multi-colored illustration of a woman's profile in art nouveau style on the front cover, all edges marbled, illustrated end-papers; binding square and tight. From Mel Kavin's private collection with his name inked into the preliminaries, a signature I cannot decipher, and dated "30-08-95." Fine. Mel Kavin had world-wide connections amongst miniature book aficionados, designers, and printers. This is a text of Russian-language verses by Edward Yanovsky, printed by the Russian printing house, Yaniko, that specializes in miniature books. During the Soviet era, there was a strong tradition of miniature books circulating in the underground, and there were a lot of publishers with great skill in the genre. Yaniko emerged from the Soviet era in the 1990s as a major publisher of miniature books. This volume has a particularly appealing illustrated leather binding. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Fireflies: A Collection of Haiku.  With Illustrations by Andre Chappaz and Ron Solms., Frank Ankenbrand, Jr.
6 Frank Ankenbrand, Jr. Fireflies: A Collection of Haiku. With Illustrations by Andre Chappaz and Ron Solms.
Evanston, IL: The Schori Press, 1965 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Miniature Book. 2 1/16 x 1 13/16 inches. (48) pp. Firefly symbol and illustrations throughout, printed on French-fold Bible paper; text clean, unmarked. Full brown leather, illustrated in gilt on front cover which is also hand-painted by Josephina Diez, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 600 copies, this is one of 500 printed on Bible paper, out of sequence, designed by Ward Schori, presswork by W. Muns. Firefly symbol drawn by Dr. Wendell Kreig, in addition to the Andre Chappaz drawings, illustrations were drawn by Ron Solms especially for this volume. Introduction by clement Hoyt, editor of American Haiku. The Haiku in this volume, with a few exceptions, were written especially for this edition. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 197. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Small Sessions of the Inner Spirit., Guy R. Beining (b. 1938).
7 Guy R. Beining (b. 1938). Small Sessions of the Inner Spirit.
Oneonta, NY: Swamp Press, 1980 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is one of 200 copies bound in wraps. Miniature Book. 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [8] pp. All pages printed with illustrated green borders, pages fold out; text clean, unmarked. Brick red wrappers titled in black; binding tight, covers slightly warped. OG914-019. Very Good. "This book was printed and bound at Swamp Press in an edition of 100 hardcover and 200 softcover copies. It took this form because we couldn't quite figure out how to make it work as a scroll." Colophon. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Small Sessions of the Inner Spirit., Guy R. Beining (b. 1938).
8 Guy R. Beining (b. 1938). Small Sessions of the Inner Spirit.
Oneonta, NY: Swamp Press, 1980 Paperback Used: Like New Paperback 
LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is one of 200 copies bound in wraps. Miniature Book. 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [8] pp. All pages printed with illustrated green borders, pages fold out; text clean, unmarked. Brick red wrappers titled in black; binding tight. OG914-020. Fine. "This book was printed and bound at Swamp Press in an edition of 100 hardcover and 200 softcover copies. It took this form because we couldn't quite figure out how to make it work as a scroll." Colophon. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Small Sessions of the Inner Spirit., Guy R. Beining (b. 1938).
9 Guy R. Beining (b. 1938). Small Sessions of the Inner Spirit.
Oneonta, NY: Swamp Press, 1980 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is one of 200 copies bound in wraps. Miniature Book. 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [8] pp. All pages printed with illustrated green borders, pages fold out; text clean, unmarked. Brick red wrappers titled in black; binding square and tight, covers slightly warped, light wear on head of front cover. OG914-038. Very Good. "This book was printed and bound at Swamp Press in an edition of 100 hardcover and 200 softcover copies. It took this form because we couldn't quite figure out how to make it work as a scroll." Colophon. 
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Small Sessions of the Inner Spirit., Guy R. Beining (b. 1938).
10 Guy R. Beining (b. 1938). Small Sessions of the Inner Spirit.
Oneonta, NY: Swamp Press, 1980 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is one of 200 copies bound in wraps. Miniature Book. 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [8] pp. All pages printed with illustrated green borders, pages fold out; text clean, unmarked. Brick red wrappers titled in black; binding tight, covers slightly warped. OG914-039. Very Good. "This book was printed and bound at Swamp Press in an edition of 100 hardcover and 200 softcover copies. It took this form because we couldn't quite figure out how to make it work as a scroll." Colophon. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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More Whispers & Chants., Jake Zeitlin (1902-1987).
11 Jake Zeitlin (1902-1987). More Whispers & Chants.
Pasadena: The Ampersand Press, 1952 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Like New Paperback 
FIRST EDITION. Pamphlet. 8 1/28 x 5 1/2 inches. [vi], 19, [3] pp. Text clean, unmarked. Brown wrappers, printed paper top cover label, stitched; binding square and tight. SCARCE. Fine. Printed by Grant Dahlstrom at the Castle Press in 1952. Beautifully preserved in a manila envelope, with a presentation slip engraved by M. C. Smith, "Presented to the members of the Rounce & Coffin Club upon their visit to Kroll Engraving, July 1981." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Passing of the Backhouse., James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916).
12 James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916). The Passing of the Backhouse.
San Fernando, CA: Junipero Serra Press, 1993 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies. Miniature Book. 2 1/8 x 2 7/16 inches. (ix), [17] pp. Frontispiece, title page printed in orange and black, headpiece, orange text decorations, U.S. postage stamp mounted opposite colophon; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled brown cloth spine, printed paper boards; binding square and tight. Fine. James Whitcomb Riley was an American poet and best-selling author. He was known for his dialect works which captured the dialect of Indiana country folk, and his children's poetry. The Passing of the Backhouse was one of his favorite poems. "This book was printed letterpress on 60 lb. Warren's Eggshell paper, using handset Bembo types. It was made at Bookhaven Press by Pall Bohne, who also drew the illustrations." Colophon. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2566. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Fertilizing the Continent., Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938).
13 Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938). Fertilizing the Continent.
Los Angeles: Santa Susana Press, California State University Libraries Northridge, 1976 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 12 copies, this is number 8. 8vo. 8 x 5 3/4 inches. 4 French-fold pp. Illustrated title page; text clean, unmarked. Quarter dark blue calf, marbled paper boards, gilt-titled spine; binding square and tight, shelf wear. SIGNED by author. Very Good. Designed by Herb Yellin. A poem by Joyce Carol Oates. Oates is one of a select group of modern novelists and poets whose first editions are on display in the Rare Book Room, Oviatt Library, as part of the Thomas and Barbara McDermott Collection at California State University, Northridge. Colophon. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Jabberwocky, the Famous Mock Heroic Epic., Lewis Carroll (1832-1898).
14 Lewis Carroll (1832-1898). Jabberwocky, the Famous Mock Heroic Epic.
Rosemead, CA: Bookhaven Press, 1971 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is number 293. Oblong Miniature Book. 1 3/4 x 2 5/8 inches. (43) pp. Illustrations by Pall Bohne in green throughout, glossary; text clean, unmarked, pages lightly toned. Quarter burgundy sliver leather titled in gilt, French-made marbled paper over boards; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Mel Kavin's copy. Very Good. Lewis Carroll's famous poem "Jabberwocky," with illustrations, comments, and a glossary by Pall Bohne. Bohne provides a fulsome, 3-page colophon with lots of details about the production of the book, including his efforts with Grant Dahlstrom to identify one of the type faces used, which the two typographers failed to achieve. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 610. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Walrus and the Carpenter., Lewis Carroll (1832-1898).
15 Lewis Carroll (1832-1898). The Walrus and the Carpenter.
East Sussex: Silver Thimble Books, 1983 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies, this is number 96. Miniature Book. 2 1/16 x 1 3/16 inches. Unpaginated. Hand-colored illustrations by Gordon Murray; text clean, unmarked. Gray cloth boards, paper label on front cover with hand-colored illustration; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Gordon Murray on limitation statement. Mel Kavin's copy. Fine. The text is a Lewis Carroll poem. Designed, bound, and hand-colored by Gordon Murray (1921-2016). Murray was a British television producer and puppeteer. He wrote and produced some of the most popular children's television programs aired in the United Kingdom. After retiring from television in 1982, Gordon produced and distributed more than sixty limited-edition miniature books under the Silver Thimble Books imprint. His miniature books are some of the best artist's miniature books of the twentieth century. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Great Snug Harbor, Very Old but Welcoming Cozy Summer House., Lora Mei McManus.
16 Lora Mei McManus. Great Snug Harbor, Very Old but Welcoming Cozy Summer House.
Pasadena: The Juniper Press, 2008 Paperback Used: Like New Paperback 
Pamphlet. 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches. Unpaginated. [8] pp. Text clean, unmarked. Wrappers, title in black; binding square and tight. Fine. A poem about Snug Harbor, the summer home of Tyrus G. Harmsen (1924-2012), the proprietor of the Juniper Press, written by his 12-year-old granddaughter. 
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald., Omar Khayyam (1048-1121) and Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883).
17 Omar Khayyam (1048-1121) and Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883). Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald.
Jamaica, NY: Edmund S. Wood, 1943 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Miniature Book. 2 x 1 5/8 inches. Unpaginated. [126] pp. Frontispiece, black-and-white illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown cloth, top edge stained orange; binding square and tight, small spot of freckling at head of front cover. Housed in a gold paper slipcase; slip-case rubbed. Very Good. Omar Khayyam was a Persian polymath, scholar, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential thinkers of the Middle Ages. He was made famous in the West through Edward Fitzgerald's translation of Khayyam's Rubaiyat; a collection of quatrains. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century US Miniature Books, No. 1666. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Haiku with Birds., Pall W. Bohne (1935-2017).
18 Pall W. Bohne (1935-2017). Haiku with Birds.
South San Gabriel, CA: Bookhaven Press, 1967 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 250 numbered copies, this is number 80. Oblong Miniature Book. 1 3/4 x 2 9/16 inches. (46) pp. Half-title, small bird ornament on the title page, 1 woodcut illustration, poems printed on the rectos only; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red cloth, pictorial paper over boards, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. Bookplate "Ex Mini-Libris Levitan" on front paste-down. Fine. Hand set Bembo type printed on 50 lb. Simpson Eggshell paper using a 6 x 9 press. The first book issued by Pall Bohne?s Bookhaven Press, printed at the urging of Glen Dawson. PROVENANCE: Rabbi Kalman L. Levitan was a founder and first Chairman of the Miniature Book Society of America. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 455. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Tools., Robert D. Hoeft (b. 1932).
19 Robert D. Hoeft (b. 1932). Tools.
Cincinnati: Mosaic Press, 1982 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Miniature Book. 2 x 1 3/8 inches. Unpaginated. [48] pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. White-stamped blue cloth boards; binding square and tight, brown stain on front free end paper. Very Good. A collection of poems about tools, each accompanied with an illustration. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 1453. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Desert., Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962).
20 Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). The Desert.
Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1978 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Miniature Book. 2 3/4 x 2 inches. ix, (7) pp. Introduction by Glen Dawson; text clean, unmarked. Black-stamped brick red cloth, printed paper label on front cover; binding square and tight. Fine. "Printed by William Cheney from the first appearance in Occidental Mid-Winter Magazine, Occidental College (Highland Park), 1905." Colophon. John Robinson Jeffers was an American poet, known for his poems about the central California coast. Jeffers wrote this poem, "The Desert," while attending Occidental College. This is its first publication in a book. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 1600; Jones, A Los Angeles Typesticker, No. 89. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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