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Image for Unicorn Folio, Series One, Number 1.  Snyder, Gleason, Maytag, Mytinger, Prevert, Waddington, Rukeyser, Voznesensky [Cover Title].

Unicorn Folio, Series One, Number 1. Snyder, Gleason, Maytag, Mytinger, Prevert, Waddington, Rukeyser, Voznesensky [Cover Title].

By: Alan Brillant, et al.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA:, Unicorn Press,: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Other

Seller ID: BJ16-001


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 ... View more info

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The Ghost Town Lundy.

By: Charles A. Lundy (b. 1880).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston:, The Four Seas Company,: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-200


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. View more info

The Candleflame

By: David Hilton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: West Branch, Iowa, The Toothpaste Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: JC4P-80b


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. View more info

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Verses.

By: Edward Yanovsky.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Moscow:, Yaniko,: 1994

Seller ID: IY915-197


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 ... View more info

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Fireflies: A Collection of Haiku. With Illustrations by Andre Chappaz and Ron Solms.

By: Frank Ankenbrand, Jr.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Evanston, IL:, The Schori Press,: 1965

Seller ID: IY915-097


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... View more info

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The Miniature Purple Cow.

By: Gelett Burgess (1866-1951).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Pasadena:, Susan and Karen Dawson,: 1966

Seller ID: CGSZ118-018


FIRST EDITION. Miniature Book. 1 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches. (23) pp. Half title, 5 black-and-white illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Full purple leather, ruled and illustrated in gilt; binding square and tight. Fine. Printed by Grant Dahlstrom, bound by Bela Blau. Gelett Burgess was an American artist, poet, and humorist. "The Purple Cow" was one of his most well-known poems, here reproduced in miniature with his own illustrations. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century... View more info

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The Miniature Purple Cow.

By: Gelett Burgess (1866-1951).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Pasadena:, Susan and Karen Dawson,: 1968

Seller ID: CGSZ118-017


SECOND EDITION, with the variant binding and the text printed in purple ink. Miniature Book. 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches. (23) pp. Half title, 5 line illustrations, text and illustrations in purple ink; text clean, unmarked. Full brown leather, illustrated in gilt; binding square and tight. Previous owner's notes in pencil on rear free end-paper. Very Good. Printed by Grant Dahlstrom, bound by Bela Blau. Gelett Burgess was an American artist, poet, and humorist. "The ... View more info

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Small Sessions of the Inner Spirit.

By: Guy R. Beining (b. 1938).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Oneonta, NY:, Swamp Press,: 1980

Seller ID: OG914-019


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 ... View more info

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Small Sessions of the Inner Spirit.

By: Guy R. Beining (b. 1938).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Oneonta, NY:, Swamp Press,: 1980

Seller ID: OG914-020


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 wor... View more info

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Small Sessions of the Inner Spirit.

By: Guy R. Beining (b. 1938).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Oneonta, NY:, Swamp Press,: 1980

Seller ID: OG914-038


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... View more info

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Small Sessions of the Inner Spirit.

By: Guy R. Beining (b. 1938).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Oneonta, NY:, Swamp Press,: 1980

Seller ID: OG914-039


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 ... View more info

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The Passing of the Backhouse.

By: James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Fernando, CA:, Junipero Serra Press,: 1993

Seller ID: OG914-058


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... View more info

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Fertilizing the Continent.

By: Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938).

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Santa Susana Press, California State University Libraries Northridge,: 1976

Seller ID: GO617-018


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 ... View more info

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Jabberwocky, the Famous Mock Heroic Epic.

By: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Rosemead, CA:, Bookhaven Press,: 1971

Seller ID: IY915-131


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 Bohn... View more info

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Great Snug Harbor, Very Old but Welcoming Cozy Summer House.

By: Lora Mei McManus.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pasadena:, The Juniper Press,: 2008

Seller ID: GO617-049


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. View more info

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Haiku with Birds.

By: Pall W. Bohne (1935-2017).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: South San Gabriel, CA:, Bookhaven Press,: 1967

Seller ID: IY915-114


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 ... View more info

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Archive of 17 items from the Vermont Stoveside Press, 1967-1968.

By: Paul Winer.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Cabot, VT:, The Vermont Stoveside Press,: 1967

Seller ID: KBO617-002


1967-1968. Complete, detailed list available upon request, most in Fine condition, 2 broadsides with some shelf wear. Very Good. In 1967, Paul Winer was a poet in residence at a small college in Battleboro, Vermont. He and his first wife, Lassie, were "booby Trapped into the private press fraternity by publishing their own manuscripts." Weygand. The Winers published more than their own poetry, as is evidenced in their 1967 series The Plough and Field, included in t... View more info

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Az Apostol.

By: Sandor Petofi (1823-1849).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Szeged:, Kossuth Konyvkiado,: 1972

Seller ID: IY915-176


Miniature Book. 1 13/16 x 1 1/4 inches. (165) pp. Text in Hungarian, double-page title page, illustrations by Kass Janos throughout; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped tan leather; binding square and tight. Mel Kavin's copy. Fine. Az Apostol, or The Apostle, is a narrative poem by Sandor Petofi, written between June and September 1848. It explores the relationship between individuals and society. Petofi was a Hungarian poet and liberal revolutionary. He is cons... View more info

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My Sagebrush Garden.

By: Sarah Bixby-Smith (1871-1935).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cedar Rapids, IO:, The Torch Press,: 1924

Seller ID: GY815-254


8vo. 8 x 5 inches. 84 pp. Text clean, unmarked, pages toned. Full blue paper boards, printed paper labels on front cover and spine; binding square and tight, labels and covers toned, defect on rear pastedown. Very Good. A collection of poems by Sarah Bixby-Smith, California writer and advocate for women's education. View more info

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A Whitman Manuscript from the Albert M. Bender Collection of Mills College.

By: Walt Whitman (1819-1892).

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Oakland, CA:, The Bibliophile Society of Mills College,: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG217-053


FIRST EDITION, ONLY PRINTING, LIMITED to 175 numbered copies printed at the Eucalyptus Press, Mills College, this is number 57, printed with handset Monotype Baskerville, Trafton Script, and Weiss Roman types. Small 4to. 9 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches. [24] pp. Frontispiece, printer's device in brick-red on title page; text clean, unmarked. Gilt cloth spine, decorative paper over boards, printed paper front cover label; binding square and tight, light foxing on end-papers, els... View more info