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Bibliography of Eric Gill. Foreword by Walter Shewring
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Bibliography of Eric Gill. Foreword by Walter Shewring

By Gill, Evan R.

London: Cassell & Co Ltd, 1953. Hardcover. xv, 224p., hardbound in 10x6.5 inch dark blue buckram boards gilt, t.e.g., elegant presswork done by University Press Cambridge in a run of 1,000, this being no. 557. Features a goodly number of Gill vignettes; handsome book in handsome condition, clean, sound and unmarked.

$35.00

The Comanche Barrier to South Plains Settlement. Edited by Kenneth R. Jacobs; With a new introduction by A.C. Greene
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The Comanche Barrier to South Plains Settlement. Edited by Kenneth R. Jacobs; With a new introduction by A.C. Greene

By Richardson, Rupert Norval

Abilene: Hardin-Simmons University, 1991. Hardcover. Finepress reprint featuring splendid photo-reproductions amid splendidly-struck presswork: xv, 260p., includes 11,000 words deleted from the 1933 issue, hardbound in 11x7.5 inch paper over boards with a cloth backstrip and printed paper spine label. This augmented edition is one of a cumulative run of 840 copies. Faint edgewear and a couple of short offset-color streaks at top margin of front cover; the ffep bears a sloppy ownership signature in ballpoint (item belonged to Stanley Noyes, southwestern poet), no other markings of any kind, absolutely sound and clean (except for the streaking). A very good copy.

$60.00

I am in the hub of the fiery force [broadside]
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I am in the hub of the fiery force [broadside]

By Norse, Harold

San Francisco: Pneumatic Press & St. Adrian Co, 1995. Single sheet broadside 8.5x14 inches, printed one side on heavy marigold stock, hand-numbered 65/200. The poem was written in Naples in 1958.

$35.00

Native notes from the land of earthquakes & fire
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Native notes from the land of earthquakes & fire

By Sanchez, Thomas, illustrated by Stephanie Sanchez

Inverness, CA: Sandpiper Press, 1979. 35p., 6.5x10 inches, illustrations, one of 785 copies printed; very good chapbook in orange pictorial wraps. Sanchez's memoir of the Second Great Coyote Fire in Santa Barbara where he had recently moved after the sale of "Rabbit Boss" to Hollywood.

$15.00

House Fires: poems
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House Fires: poems

By Wild, Peter

Santa Cruz: Greenhouse Review Press, 1977. Paperback. [12p] 5.5x8.5 inches, one of 325 copies, limited first edition paperback bound in sewn wraps and black pictorial dj. Chapbook Series No. 3.

$20.00

Sixteen Color Plates from Blast 3
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Sixteen Color Plates from Blast 3

By Lewis, Wyndham

[Santa Rosa or Santa Barbara]: Black Sparrow Press, 1984. [4p] 9x12 inches, 16 color plates on four clossy leaves in stapled blue covers with gray endpapers and gray title label affixed to the front cover, very good.

$35.00

Spiritual Letters 1 - 12 [signed]
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Spiritual Letters 1 - 12 [signed]

By Miller, David, Benjamin Hollander

San Francisco: Hawkhaven Press, 1999. Paperback. [32p] 5.25x7.75 inches, #11/200 copies printed on Vandercook letterpress by Wiilliam Cirocco using polymer plates, typset in Bembo by Caroline Van Remortel, print made by Louise Victor from wooden Indian textile blocks, text paper is Gutenberg, end paper is Niedeggen, cover paper is Stonehenge wrapped in German Ingres, 12 "letters" essay by Hollander, personal inscription to "Larry & Justine" [Lawrence Fixel & his wife] signed by the poetvery good paperback book in tan printed wraps.

$45.00

Shekinah. Maya Quarto One
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Shekinah. Maya Quarto One

By Hirschman, Jack

[San Francisco]: Cranium Press, 1969. [8p.], sewn wraps, one of 250 copies hand-set and printed by Clifford Burke. Poetry by the San Francisco radical.

$25.00

William Morris and Old Norse Literature
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William Morris and Old Norse Literature

By Swannell, J.N.

London: William Morris Society, 1961. Sewn Binding. 21p., 6.25x10 inches, sewn-bound in original cream wraps, mildly soiled and bumped, though interior text block is bright and untouched, very good. Transactions of the William Morris Society. Nicely produced letterpress booklet produced by the Dept. of Printing at Sheffield College of Art for the William Morris Society. Text is a lecture by Swannell given on Dec. 18, 1958 in Prince Henry's Room, Fleet Street, London.

$15.00

Arabesques; being the innermost thoughts of Puzant Kevork, culled from his notebooks by Thomajan
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Arabesques; being the innermost thoughts of Puzant Kevork, culled from his notebooks by Thomajan

By Thomajan, Puzant Kevork

[Mount Vernon, NY]: Privately printed at Christmastime (mark of the G[olden] E[agle] P[ress]), 1953. 15p., small staplebound booklet, very good, brief gift inscription from the author on the last page. The first interior page says "In the name of God, the Merciful" in Arabic. Collection of witty sayings, apparently produced for distribution to friends.

$35.00

A Bestiary, compiled by Richard Wilbur, illustrated by Alexander Calder
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A Bestiary, compiled by Richard Wilbur, illustrated by Alexander Calder

By Wilbur, Richard, Alexander Calder

New York: printed at Spiral Press for Pantheon Books, 1955. Hardcover. The true first of this compilation, with Calder's : 75p., line-drawn animals and human nudes by Calder, Wilbur's choice of "extracts" (Melville on whales, &c) designed and printed at the Spiral Press by Joseph Blumenthal, limited to seven hundred and fifty copies numbered 51 to 800 on a specially made "Curtis Rag" paper numbered and signed in sepia ink by both Calder (his, sweepingly large) and Wilbur (italic-influenced sobriety), this being #727, very good in 9.25x12.5-inch blue-black cloth boards and silver titles on spine with silver Calder design on cover. A clean sound near-fine copy.

$525.00

Lost [with frontispiece by J. Thomas Osborne, signed by the author and illustrator]
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Lost [with frontispiece by J. Thomas Osborne, signed by the author and illustrator]

By Hanley, James, illustrated by J. Thomas Osborne

Vancouver: Standard Editions, William Hoffer & the Pulp Press, 1979. 16p., 7.75x11 inches, frontispiece illustration,one of 60 copies signed by author and illustrator out of an edition of 386 copies, fine first separate printing booklet in sewn gray wraps. The first separate edition of "Lost", originally published in 1956 i "The London Aphrodite" under the pseudonym Patrick Shone. Printed in an edition of 386 copies of which 26, lettered A to Z are signed by the author and editor and specially bound, 60, numbered 27-86 are signed by author & illustrator (this is #65) and 300 numbered 87-386.

$75.00

James D. Hart  1911 - 1990
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James D. Hart 1911 - 1990

By Lewis, Oscar

San Francisco: printed by The Arion Press for The Book Club of California, 1990. Single quarto leaf folded twice to wrap the 1p. text, making a 6x9 inch classical brochure with rubricated cover device and initial. Very nice work on very nice paper (not specified); one of a run of 1,000.

$15.00

Early California Firehouses and Equipment [in 12 fascicles, complete]
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Early California Firehouses and Equipment [in 12 fascicles, complete]

By Shumate, Albert, editor

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1961. Pamphlet. Twelve folio leaves printed and folded once to make 10x8 inch rubricated quarto brochures, each featuring a period photo, image or exhibit. The face of first item in series "Columbia" is noticibly (but evenly) toned and the rest of the covers are not; slight edgewear; good to very good set. We believe that the series wound up with the offer of a slipcase for this and other sets of "Keepsakes," here lacking. The Book Club of California keepsake series. One old firehouse, at 16th St & Albion in San Francisco, is a longtime punk bar, The Kilowatt. Its rooftop forepole housing has been left alone, still picturesque and well-preserved but don't order a martini. In the mid 60s a Waller St firehouse showed silent movies ("Storm Over Asia" and "Broken Blossoms" with the Gish sisters were memorable). In the 70s it was an antiques dealership.

$20.00

Through the country of the Comanche Indians in the Fall of the year 1845: the journal of a U.S.Army Expedition led by Lieutenant James W. Abert of the Topographical Engineers, Artist extraordinary whose paintings of Indians and their Wild West illustrate this book
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Through the country of the Comanche Indians in the Fall of the year 1845: the journal of a U.S.Army Expedition led by Lieutenant James W. Abert of the Topographical Engineers, Artist extraordinary whose paintings of Indians and their Wild West illustrate this book

By Abert, Lieutenant James W., edited by John Galvin

San Francisco: designed and printed by Lawton & Alfred Kennedy for John Howell - Books, 1970. Hardcover. xvii, 77p., 10.5x14 inches, color frontis, rubricated title page, preface, glossary, references, index, illustrated with13 color plates and two large folding maps, very good first edition thus limited to 5000 copies bound in white cloth boards and gilt, and a white dj printed in black and red (this dj is somewhat soiled and has short tears at the heel).

$25.00

Tribes
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Tribes

By Courtot, Martha

Browerville, MN: Ox Head Press, 1990. 15 unnumbered pages, miniature book bound with thread, one of 300 copies in paper cover. Approximately 2.5x3 inches. Volume 3 of Minnesota miniatures. First published in 1977 as the last chapter in the lesbian activist poet's book, Tribe.

$30.00

More Color... Less Soul. The Photobiography of E. J. Gold
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More Color... Less Soul. The Photobiography of E. J. Gold

By Corriveau, Linda. Morgan Fox & Magdelene Wiebe, researchers. E.J. Gold, sine qua non author

Nevada City CA: Heidelberg Editions International, 1993. Hardcover. l [i.e., fifty in Roman numerals], 643p., true first edition (the "deluxe"), hardbound in 11x8.5 inch textured purple cloth boards (2 1/2 inches thick), profuse b&w scrapbooking of publicity stills, snapshots, posters, exhibit and journalistic photography. Faux finepress (or merely klunky): the fonts are jarring, the marbling is real but looks phoney, but-- hey, a fine clean unmolested copy, one of 125 total, the copy in hand features a seriograph entitled "Waiting II" (signed inconspicuously in pencil). Take it away!

$95.00

A Collection of Preternatural Cases and Observations in Midwifery. Compleating the design of illustrating his First Volume, on that Subject. Vol. III
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A Collection of Preternatural Cases and Observations in Midwifery. Compleating the design of illustrating his First Volume, on that Subject. Vol. III

By Smellie, William, M.D.

no city / London: The Classics of Obstetrics & Gynecology Library / D. Wilson and T. Durham, 1764. Modern facsimile in pressed leather boards, gilt-titled and decorated in period style; caveat emptor, may be "reconstituted" leather. All edges gilt (overbright) with faux marbled endpapers; on the plus side, text is quite legible for a facsimile: viii, 544p., index. A nice squat little volume in perfect condition. Note that volume III is widely available solo, it must be the most curious one, although there were plates but none here, these appearing in the earlier books. Special edition. "This special edition has been privately printed for the members of The Classics of Obstetrics & Gynecology Library by Quebecor Printing Kingsport. Film was prepared from the first edition of 1764.. New type matter was composed by P&M Glatfelter Company. The volume has been bound in genuine leather .. Endleaves are a specially commissioned design of Iris Nevins. Cover stamping and design of the blah blah blah..

$22.00

Catalog of the Gardiner Greene Hubbard collection of Engravings presented to the Library of Congress by Mrs. Gardiner Greene Hubbard
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Catalog of the Gardiner Greene Hubbard collection of Engravings presented to the Library of Congress by Mrs. Gardiner Greene Hubbard

By Parsons, Arthur Jeffrey, compiler

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1905. A nearly perfect copy of an unnecessarily beautiful book; xxiii, 516p., plus an additions/corrections list and illustrations as called for (see p.vi). Hardbound, thick 11.5x9 inch grey-papered boards backed by a well-tanned pressed-calf spine with bright gilt titling and ruling. Spongey deckled paperstock throughout with four or five brief entries each page in smallpoint letterpress, a boggling waste of materials. Top edge gilt, very bright and tight. The only flaw is a toning of overlap of leather upon grey paper, causing narrow vertical lines of discoloration and similar tonings to endsheet papers. A gorgeous relic in near-fine condition. Laid in is a single printed announcement over the signature of Herbert Putnam, a Congressional librarian; Mr. Putnam explains that customary "general distribution" of LoC material cannot be observed in this case but that copies are still available at $3.50 each.

$35.00

Making the Rounds: poems
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Making the Rounds: poems

By Bruce, Lennart

San Francisco: Kayak, 1967. 52p., 6.5x9.5 inches, decorations, lightly-worn first edition chapbook designed and printed by George Hitchcock limited to 400 copies in stapled red printed wraps, rusty staples.

$15.00

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