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The Kelmscott & Doves Presses. An Essay by Alfred W. Pollard, Presented with Leaves from the Kelmscott Golden Legend and the Doves English Bible. Calligraphy by Martin Jackson

By: Alfred W. Pollard (1859-1944)

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Heavenly Monkey: 2019

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HM119-001

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDTION of 55 copies, this is number 27, which is one of 30 copies cased in paper over boards with Martin Jackson's calligraphy printed in the text, 5 copies hors de commerce. Set in Centaur type with titling and capitals reproduced from the original calligraphy, printed on damped Arches paper. Folio. 15 1/8 x 10 inches. (28) pp. The first and last pages contain quotes by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson with large red initial letters, initials and titling throughout in red, 1 leaf from William Morris' Golden Legend [leaf uuu1, page 1025 with text on the legend of Saint Clare] and 1 leaf from T. ... View more info

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The Knell of Cock Robin

By: Amy Webb

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Oakland, CA, Patterson Press: 1986

Seller ID: MM319-033

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 60 copies; this is number 38 printed on Nideggen paper. Tall 8vo. 11 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. [31] pp. Woodcut prints printed in black ink throughout; text clean, unmarked. Navy morocco spine over handmade marbled boards; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Amy Webb on colophon. SCARCE. MM319-033. Near Fine. This version of the tale of Cock Robin is from a 1744 toy-book. Amy Webb designed the volume's numerous woodcut illustrations and printed the 60 copies at her Patterson Press. The book is printed in Nideggen paper, a unique lightweight paper produced by Zerkall, a German pape... 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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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 att... 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

Condition: Used: Like New


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; binding square and tight. Comes with original prospectus and postcard-sized announcement. Fine. Designed and printed by The Ca... 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

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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. ... 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

Condition: Used: Like New


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 To... View more info

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L'Histoire D'Un Tournesol

By: Carol Cunningham (1925-2013)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Mill Valley, CA, Sunflower Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: MM219-005

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 50 total copies, 20 on Mohawk paper and 30 on Frankfurt paper; this is copy 48 on Frankfurt paper. 12mo. 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. 29 unpaginated leaves. Orange illustrated sunflower frontispiece, hand-stenciled and painted illustrations throughout, 4-page bifold "Addendum" in a pocket bound into the rear pastedown; text clean, unmarked. Patterned cloth with printed paper label on cover, orange printed endpapers with sunflower pattern; binding square and tight; minor shelf / use wear. SIGNED by Carol Cunningham on colophon. MM219-005. Very Good. A bibliography of Sunflow... 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

Condition: Used: Like New


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. View more info

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A Keepsake for Alfred A. Knopf, Written and Printed by Various Hands Celebrating his Fiftieth Year as a Book Publisher

By: Charles Antin, compiler

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Charles Antin: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: SFK519-067

Condition: Collectible: Good


FIRST EDITION. Slip-case measures 7 15/16 x 4 7/8 inches. Fifty-one items including title-page and forward pamphlet, "List of Contributors" bifold, 49 keepsakes printed by various private presses; text clean, unmarked with the exception of the List of Contributors, which has small pencil check marks by the name of each press; LACKING the Muir Dawson and Saul Marks keepsake entitled "The Shop Rules of Christopher Plantin at the Golden Compass Antwerp," includes 2 copies of Oscar Ogg's keepsake. Also includes 1) a TLS from Charles Antin to Muir Dawson with a short calligraphic note stating that ... 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

Condition: Used: Like New


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. View more info

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On Rooks

By: Dennis Phillips

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Sherman Oaks, CA, Ninja Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: PN216-001

Condition: New


LIMITED EDITION of 75 copies, this is number 57; 8 additional copies hors commerce. Design, presswork, and binding by Carolee Campbell at the Ninja Press. Type is hand set Van Dijck with Felix Titling for display, printed on dampened Charter Oak handmade paper from Barcham Green Hale Mill in Maidstone, England. Photographic images by Carolee Campbell printed digitally by Karen Skove Chu printed on Japanese Asuka washi paper. Folio in 3s. 12 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches. [36] pp. Half-title, photographic prints throughout, titles of the poems printed in periwinkle ink; text clean, unmarked. Quart... View more info

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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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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 delightful lecture on bibliophilia presented at the University of Kansas in April 1953. From the library of Ward Ritchie (without di... View more info

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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

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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 Little Flowers of St. Francis contains excerpts from various of St. Francis' written works, divided into 53 short chapters, illus... View more info

Image for Take Your Bible in One Hand: The Life of William Henry Thomes, Author of A Whaleman's Adventures on Land and Sea, Lewey and I, The Bushrangers, A Gold Hunter's Adventures, etc.

Take Your Bible in One Hand: The Life of William Henry Thomes, Author of A Whaleman's Adventures on Land and Sea, Lewey and I, The Bushrangers, A Gold Hunter's Adventures, etc.

By: George R. Stewart (1895-1980)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Colt Press: 1939

Seller ID: MM319-043

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies issued from The Colt Press by Jane Swinnerton, William Roth, and Jane Grabhorn. 4to. 11 x 8 1/4 inches. (6), 66, (4) pp. Red and black inks, engraved title-page vignette and other engraved vignettes in margins throughout, printer's device on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth spine, green paper over boards, printed paper front cover label with Colt Press device, printed paper spine label; binding square and light, boards tanned with light shelf wear, bumped corners. MM319-043. Very Good. This was the fifth publication of the Colt Press (1938-1942), one of... View more info

Image for The Three Admirable Accidents of Andrea de Piero. From the First Englyshed Edition of the Decameron of John Boccaccio with Woodcuts by Fritz Kredel

The Three Admirable Accidents of Andrea de Piero. From the First Englyshed Edition of the Decameron of John Boccaccio with Woodcuts by Fritz Kredel

By: Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375)

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Lexington, KY, Gravesend Press: 1954

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: MM319-055

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 200 hand-numbered copies; this is copy 58 printed from handset Caslon type on hand-made Fabriano paper. 12mo. 7 5/16 x 4 1/8 inches. (vi), 48, (2) pp. Half-title, title page in red, black, and blue inks, decorative initials throughout some in color, 6 woodcut illustrations throughout (including the woodcut on the colophon), also laid-in is a woodcut illustration on a small French-fold sheet which is a proof of the original illustration Fritz Kredel cut for page 4, but ultimately replaced with the illustration on page 4 that Kredel liked better; text clean, unmarked. Quarter ... View more info

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Coffeehouse Days

By: Ismail Kadare (b. 1936) and Pirro Dollani, translator

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: N.P., Rainmaker Editions: 2004

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: GG818-014

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 26 lettered copies and 99 numbered copies, this is number 40, designed and printed by Peter Rutledge Koch using a typeface designed by Christopher Stinehour based on Paul Renner's Futura Bold, photomontages by Peter Koch. SIGNED by both Kadare and Koch on the colophon. Oblong Folio. 10 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches. Unpaginated. [56] pp. Title page in red and black, black-and-white photographs of Albania throughout with photo captions printed in red; text clean and unmarked. The binding consists of a metal box printed in black on the front cover and manufactured by G. and L. Manufactu... View more info

Image for The Music from Behind the Moon: An Epitome. With Eight Wood Engravings by Leon Underwood

The Music from Behind the Moon: An Epitome. With Eight Wood Engravings by Leon Underwood

By: James Branch Cabell (1879-1958)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The John Day Company: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MM319-040

Condition: Collectible: Good


LIMITED EDITION of 3000 copies of the first book printed by The John Day Company, printed by William Edwin Rudge on Vidalon Velin paper from handset Garamond type and the type distributed, typography by Byron J. Musser. Tall 4to. 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. (vi), 54, (2) pp. Frontispiece engraving, 7 additional engravings throughout; text unmarked, occasional foxing. Black paper boards with paper spine label, in black paper slipcase with wear at edges; binding square and tight, corners of spine bumped with small tears, covers soiled. Laid-in is a prospectus for 25 numbered and signed sets of the en... 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