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The Legacy of James D. Hart at The Bancroft Library, 1970-1990

By: Anthony Bliss

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Friends of the Bancroft Library: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: JR1018-025

Condition: Collectible: Like New


FIRST EDITION. Series: Friends of the Bancroft Library Keepsake, No. 39. Tall 8vo. 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. 93 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Hart, title-page in red designed by Wesley B. Tanner, black and white illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Stiff green printed paper wrappers, titled in black; binding square and tight. Fine. Catalog of an exhibit of 80 items held to celebrate the accomplishments of James D. Hart, director of the Bancroft Library from 1969 until his death in 1990. Catalog by Anthony S. Bliss. Designed by Wesley Tanner, printed at the Stinehour Press. Hart was r... View more info

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Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty.

By: Borrower's Press.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Winterport, ME:, Borrower's Press,: 1976

Seller ID: IY915-275

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 289 copies, this is number 199. Miniature Book. 7/8 x 3/4 inches. 28 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark green leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on limitation statement. SCARCE. Fine. A very brief biography of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2881. View more info

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Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty.

By: Borrower's Press.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Winterport, ME:, Borrower's Press,: 1976

Seller ID: IY915-276

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 289 copies, this is number 199. Miniature Book. 7/8 x 3/4 inches. 28 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark green leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight, inner hinge cracked. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on limitation statement. SCARCE. Fine. A very brief biography of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2881. View more info

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Strong Wine: The Life and Legend of Agoston Haraszthy.

By: Brian McGinty.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Stanford:, Stanford University Press,: 1998

Seller ID: GY815-271

Condition: Used: Like New


8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (xiii), 579 pp. Frontispiece, 10 black-and-white plates; text clean, unmarked. Burgundy cloth, gilt-titled spine, pictorial dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. "This is the definitive biography of Agoston Haraszthy (1812-1869), 'the father of California viticulture,' an intriguing and compelling book, at once scholarly and entertaining." Dust-jacket. View more info

The Life and Works of Eric Gill: Papers Read at a Clark Library Symposium, 22 April 1967

By: Cecil Gill, Beatrice Warde (1900-1969), and David Kindersley (1915-1995)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Dawson's Book Shop: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SFK519-007

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press in Los Angeles. 8vo. 10 x 6 3/4 inches. ix, [3], 67, [4] pp. Half-title, title page in red and black inks, photographic frontispiece of Gill, foreword by Clark Librarian William E. Conway, images and facsimiles throughout, reproduced woodblock initials from Gill's Hamlet on pp. 1, 13, 87, introduction by Albert Sperisen, list of symposium members, list of seminar papers read at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; text clean, unmarked. Quarter tan cloth over pictorial brown boards, printed paper spine label titled in... View more info

Richard J. Hoffman: Printer and Teacher of Printing

By: Ethan B. Lipton, editor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, California State University, Los Angeles: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SFK519-053

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies bound by Earle Gray Bookbinding with presswork done by Ethan B. Lipton and Gary Marc Remson. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [xii], 140, [18] pp. Half-title, tipped-in photographic frontispiece portrait of Hoffman, headpiece in red ink on title page, preface, illustrations and facsimile reproductions of Richard Hoffman's works throughout, rubricated first initials, printed tipped-in sample of handmade paper by Hoffman and John Urabec on p. 76, checklist of Hoffman's works by Dennis Engel; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth spine, patterned paper boards, printed paper sp... View more info

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My Life as an Artist Blacksmith.

By: Francis Whitaker (1906-1999).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Francis Whitaker,: 1995

Seller ID: GO617-056

Condition: Used: Very Good


4to. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. (vi), 122 pp. 29 black-and-white photographs, memoriam notice tipped in; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black cloth; binding square and tight, shelf wear, ex library bookplate removed from front paste-down. Ex library copy, stamped on free end papers. Comes with newspaper clippings of Whitaker's obituary. Pall Bohne's copy with his pencil notations on rear pastedown. Very Good. Francis Whitaker was a legendary blacksmith. This autobiography, as told by Gary Mansfield, covers Whitaker's time with Samuel Yellin, his two years in Germany with Julius Schramm, ... View more info

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Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon

By: Frederick Van Voorhies Holman (1852-1927)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Cleveland, OH, The Arthur H. Clark Company: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: JR1018-034

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 1,047 copies, plus 100 copies for presentation by the author in light blue cloth. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. 301, [1 blank, 2 ads] pp. Frontispiece portrait of McLoughlin taken from a daguerreotype of 1856, 1 portrait of McLoughlin from a miniature of 1838, index; text clean, unmarked. Dark green cloth, spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt; binding square, inner hinges cracked, corners lightly bumped, lightly rubbed. Newspaper article about McLoughlin laid-in with offsetting to front end-papers. Very Good. This early Clark Company publication was one of the first (after Audu... View more info

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Stanley Morison Displayed: An Examination of His Early Typographic Work.

By: Herbert Jones.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London:, Frederick Muller Limited,: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-199

ISBN: 0584103522

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 10 x 7 3/8 inches. 127 pp. Half-title, 98 figures, index; text clean, unmarked. Dark blue cloth, gilt spine, original dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Very Good. Foreword by Sir William Emrys Williams. Jones focuses on the 1920s, the period when Morison did the most basic work in the field of typography but also the most varied. These were the decisive ten years when Morison rose from an amateur to a polished professional. View more info

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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

Condition: Used: Like New


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 exhibition Fifty Years of the Grabhorn Press: A Tribute to Edwin Grabhorn sponsored by The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library... View more info

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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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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 B... View more info

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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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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. View more info

Ronald Brunlees McKerrow: A Selection of His Essays.

By: John Philip Immroth (1939-1976), compiler.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Metuchen, NJ:, Scarecrow Press,: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-088

ISBN: 0810806908

Condition: Used: Very Good


The Great Bibliographers Series, No. 1. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches. viii, 240 pages. Bibliography of McKerrow's writings, index; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt, added mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, light shelf wear to jacket. Very Good. Contains an "Introduction, Ronald Brunlees McKerrow, 1872-1940," by W. W. Greg, 16 of McKerrow's essays on early printing history and bibliography, and a bibliography of McKerrow's publications by F. C. Francis. View more info

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John Muir.

By: John Swett (1830-1913).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York:, The Century Company,: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-225

Condition: Used: Acceptable


FIRST EDITION. Extract from: The Century Magazine, Vol. XLVI, New Series 24, May, 1893, pp. 120-123. 8vo. 9 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches. Engraved portrait of Muir; text clean, unmarked. 3 loose leaves from the original publication; puncture holes in the gutter, Louis Lanzer Books & Prints business card attached to the upper corner. Sold AS IS. Short biography of John Muir by Muir's close friend, John Swett. Swett is considered to be the "Father of the California Public School System." In 1863 Swett was instrumental in founding the California Educational Society, and was elected California Stat... View more info

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Bruce Rogers: A Life in Letters, 1870-1957

By: Joseph Blumenthal (1897-1990)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Austin, TX, W. Thomas Taylor: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG818-115

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. 4to. 11 x 7 5/8 inches. (xx), 215, [3] pp. Half-title, black-and-white photographic portrait of Rogers, printer's device in red on title page, typographic ornament in red at the head of each chapter, specimens throughout in various colors (2 folding), bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight, faint shelf wear. Very Good. Foreword by John Dreyfus. In his Foreword, Dreyfus remarks that Blumenthal "gives us a better chance than ever before to understand the character of [Rogers], and also to learn a great deal more ab... View more info

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Helen Hunt Jackson: A Literary Life

By: Kate Phillips (b. 1966)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Berkeley, etc., University of California Press,: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MB718-022

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION, first printing, with full number line. 8vo. x, (372) pp. Black-and-white illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Maroon cloth, gilt-titled spine, dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Very Good. Phillips offers fascinating glimpses of how social context both shaped and inspired Helen Hunt Jackson's (1830-1885) thinking, highlighting the inextricable presence of gender, race, and class in American literary history and culture. Kate Phillips, American author, is perhaps best-known for her novel, White Rabbit (1996). View more info

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Warner: The Man and the Ranch.

By: Lorrin L. Morrison.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Lorrin L. Morrison,: 1962

Seller ID: GY815-305

Condition: Used: Very Good


8vo. 10 x 6 3/4 inches. (xvi), 87 pp. Frontispiece, 28 illustrations, decorative initials and textual ornaments in red; text clean, unmarked, ink offsetting to a few opposing pages. Stiff wrappers, map of western states in end papers; binding square and tight, offsetting on rear cover, spine toned, covers soiled, shelf wear. Very Good. Juan Jose Warner (1807-1890) was a Californian rancher and settler who ran the Warner Ranch, a popular way station along the Southern Emigrant Trail. Illustrations, maps and photographs (unless otherwise credited) by Carroll Speak Morrison. View more info

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Jessie Benton Fremont: A Biography.

By: Pamela Herr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York:, Franklin Watts,: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-257

Condition: Used: Like New


FIRST EDITION, first printing. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (xvi), 496 pp. Frontispiece, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled brown cloth spine, white paper boards, pictorial dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Gift inscription from "Dove," November 21, 1987 on front free end-paper. Fine. Jessie Benton Fremont (1824-1902) was the daughter of the powerful U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton, and wife to John Charles Fremont. Outside of her relationships with these powerful men, Jessie herself was a powerful player in American politics and culture in the... View more info

The Story of Frederic W. Goudy

By: Peter Beilenson (1905-1962)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, NY, Peter Pauper Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SFK519-062

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 1950 copies; this is one of the 350 copies reserved for the Typophiles as Chapbook No. 41. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. [6], 68 pp. Half-title, red illustration of Goudy on title page, introductory note, introduction by Fred Goudy; text clean, unmarked. Full rust-colored cloth with gilt "FWG" initials on cover, spine titled in gilt, glassine dust jacket; binding square and tight, light toning and wear at edges of dust jacket. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. SFK519-062. Very Good. This volume features the third printing of an article about Goudy origin... View more info

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Biographical Notice of James Duncan Hague.

By: Rossiter W. Raymond (1840-1918).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1909

Seller ID: EE516-240

Condition: Used: Good


AUTHOR'S EDITION. Pamphlet. 9 1/4 x 6 inches. [i], 9 pp. Frontispiece portrait of James D. Hague; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight, covers toned, small portion of corners missing, spine cracked, writing in pencil on top of front cover. Good. James Duncan Hague was mining engineer and the 1st assistant to Clarence King (1842-1901) on his famous exploration of the Sierra Nevada. This is a short biography, written by Hague's contemporary Rossiter Raymond, himself a mining engineer and the United States Commissioner of Mining Statistics and Secretary of the American... View more info