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Image for Herschel Logan: Man of Many Careers.

Herschel Logan: Man of Many Careers.

By: Anthony L. Lehman (193501988).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Van Nuys:, The Westerners, Los Angeles Corral,: 1986

Seller ID: GO617-017


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 ... View more info

Words in Their Hands: A Series of Photographs by Walter Nurnberg, with a Commentary by Beatrice Warde, For Friends at Christmas.

By: Beatrice Warde (1900-1969).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Privately Printed at the University Printing House,: 1964

Seller ID: CH814-284


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; bin... View more info

Image for 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.

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.

By: Benjamin Buckler (1716-1780).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, The Plantin Press,: 1977

Seller ID: II317-004


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 de... View more info

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Knights of the Lash: The Stagecoach Stories of Major Benjamin C. Truman.

By: Benjamin C. Truman (1835-1916) and Gary F. Kurutz (b. 1948), editor.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Book Club of California,: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-241


FIRST EDITION, LIMITED to 350 copies. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 219. Tall 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. (xxxii), (119) pp. Text printed in black and dark blue, frontispiece, illustration of a whip in dark blue on title page, black-and-white illustrations throughout, headpiece on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth spine, blind-stamped paper, printed paper label on front cover, decorative end-papers, clear plastic dust jacket; bindi... View more info

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You Are Now My Enemy.

By: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and William Strahan (1715-1785).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Kirkwood, MO:, The Printery,: 1972

Seller ID: GO617-058


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 mono... View more info

The University Printing Houses at Cambridge from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century.

By: Brooke Crutchley (1907-2003).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Printed at the University Press,: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-280


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 ... View more info

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The Telling Takes Me Home.

By: Bruce Duncan "Utah" Phillips (1935-2008).

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT:, Peter and Donna Thomas,: 2011

Seller ID: IOHG711-001


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 Telli... View more info

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Bookbinding: A Brief Checklist of References, Sources, Libraries &c.

By: Bruce William Bradley.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Bird in Hand Press,: 1969

Seller ID: GO617-037


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, Jun... View more info

Image for Eight Hundred Years of Fine Printing: Catalogue of an Exhibition of Rare Books 1146-1946.

Eight Hundred Years of Fine Printing: Catalogue of an Exhibition of Rare Books 1146-1946.

By: Carl J. Weber (1894-1966), editor.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Waterville, ME:, Colby College Library,: 1946

Seller ID: II317-015


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 p... View more info

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Lotus-Blossom & Moon-Flower, a Chinese Folk Tale.

By: Carol Cunningham (1925-2013).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Mill Valley,, Sunflower Press,: 1981

Seller ID: IY915-147


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 fol... View more info

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An Enquiry into the Reading of the Lower Classes.

By: David W. Davies (1908-1984).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pasadena:, Grant Dahlstrom,: 1970

Seller ID: GO617-061


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-... View more info

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John Muir in Southern California.

By: Elizabeth Pomeroy.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Pasadena:, The Castle Press,: 1999

Seller ID: GO617-013


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, INSCRIBE... View more info

Image for An Informal Talk by Elmer Adler at the University of Kansas, April 17, 1953.  First Annual Public lecture on Books & Bibliography.

An Informal Talk by Elmer Adler at the University of Kansas, April 17, 1953. First Annual Public lecture on Books & Bibliography.

By: Elmer Adler (1884-1962).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press,: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GF417-001


FIRST EDITION. 12mo. [ii], (46) pp. Lovely typographic borders and decorations on title page, decorative initials, head- and tailpiece, printer's device on colophon; offsetting on pages 20-21 otherwise text clean and unmarked. Quarter beige linen, decorative paper over boards, printed paper spine label, added mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Very Good. Elmer Adler was a Princeton Professor, bibliophile, and coy-founder of The Colophon. This is delightf... View more info

Image for I Fioretti del Glorioso Poverello di Cristo S. Francesco di Assisi.

I Fioretti del Glorioso Poverello di Cristo S. Francesco di Assisi.

By: Francesco di Assisi (1181-1226).

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: Chelsea:, Ashendene Press,: 1922

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Seller ID: WEBS1017-001


LIMITED EDITION of 240 copies on paper and 12 copies on vellum, this is one of the paper copies. 8vo. 8 7/8 x 6 1/8 inches. [ii], i-viii, [2], 239, [1] pp. Text printed in red and black, decorative initials in red and blue designed by Graily Hewitt, 53 woodcut illustrations by Charles M. Gere throughout, printer's device on the colophon in red; text clean, unmarked. Original limp vellum, spine titled in gilt, green silk ties; binding square and tight. Fine. The Litt... View more info

Image for San Francisco in the Seventies, The City as Viewed by a Mexican Political Exile.

San Francisco in the Seventies, The City as Viewed by a Mexican Political Exile.

By: Guillermo Prieto (1818-1897), and Edwin S. Morby (1909-1985), translator.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, John Henry Nash,: 1938

Seller ID: GG217-040


LIMITED EDITION of 650 copies. 4to. 11 x 8 1/4 inches. [i], (xxiv), (91) pp. Frontispiece, 3 illustrations (including frontispiece), headpieces; text clean, unmarked. Quarter blue cloth, printed paper spine label, marbled paper over boards; binding square and tight, mild shelf wear. Very Good. Guillermo Prieto was a Mexican writer and Liberal politician, and Mexico's national poet during his lifetime. For his Liberal politics he was temporarily exiled from Mexico... View more info

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The Tiger in the Grass (an excerpt).

By: Harriet Doerr (1910-2002).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Pasadena:, Clinker Press,: 2002

Seller ID: GO617-009


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,... View more info

Image for The Wind in the Lilacs.

The Wind in the Lilacs.

By: Harris Merton Lyon (1882-1916).

Price: $85.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Johnck & Seeger and S. T. Farquhar,: 1929

Seller ID: SFB917-002


LIMITED EDITION of 230 copies, this is number 70. 12mo. (27) pp. Frontispiece, headpieces; text clean, unmarked. Quarter parchment paper, gray paper over boards, ribbon bookmark; binding square and tight, light toning to spine. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED by John J. Johnck and Harold N. Seeger to Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Wilkins on colophon. Very Good. Presswork by Lawton Kennedy; frontispiece illustration by Blanding Sloan. Harris Merton Lyon was an American short st... View more info

Image for A Tribute to Edwin Grabhorn & The Grabhorn Press.

A Tribute to Edwin Grabhorn & The Grabhorn Press.

By: James D. Hart (1911-1990).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library,: 1969

Seller ID: GG217-024


LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. [vi], (26) pp. Edwwin Grabhorn's printer's device on title page, decorative initial, 4 black-and-white photographic plates, tailpiece; text clean, unmarked. Blue paper over boards, printed paper label that wraps from back to front cover, plain white paper dust jacket; binding square and tight, dust jacket with light soiling. Near Fine. "An address delivered on the occasion of the opening of the exhibitio... View more info

Image for Mountaineer: The Life and Times of Marvin Neel and the Backwoods Press.

Mountaineer: The Life and Times of Marvin Neel and the Backwoods Press.

By: James Lamar Weygand (1919-2003).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Nappanee, IN:, Private Press of the Indiana Kid,: 1969

Seller ID: GO617-038


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-compos... View more info

Image for The Crandall Press: A History-Bibliography.

The Crandall Press: A History-Bibliography.

By: James Lamar Weygand (1919-2003).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Nappanee, IN:, Private Press of the Indiana Kid,: 1966

Seller ID: GO617-048


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 Crandal... View more info