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Beyond the Reach of Reason

by Lesinski, Martin

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Published
2017
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$3,500.00

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2017. Quarto. (26)pp. One of five copies. A book woven into being through the trials of military service, Lesinski's Beyond the Reach of Reason presents itself as a living thing. Lesinski's poetry draws upon his experience as a combat veteran, a disabled veteran, and a disabled person living in American society. There is a heartbeat to the verses, which… Read more
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The Concise Dictionary of National Biography

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Published
1925
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$9,500.00

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London: Oxford University Press, 1925. Miss C.B. Currie" (Caroline Billin Curry). Octavo. (ix), 1456, (iv), (130)pp. Later printing. With a large fore-edge painting by Miss C. B. Currie, which, according to the signed statement on the front endleaf, depicts "(a) view of the entrance to the avenue from Clare Hall Piece, Cambridge." It is identified as number 138 of… Read more
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My World of Bibliophile Binding

by Miura, Kerstin Tini

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Published
1984
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$150.00

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Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984. Miura, Kerstin Tini. Folio. xiv, 216pp. First American edition. Illustrated with nearly 150 full-color, full-page photographs, including several fold-out plates. A fine display of the remarkable variety and colorful vitality of this distinguished binder's work. Miura's text, a comprehensive examination of the bookbinder's art, is extensively illustrated with black and white photos as… Read more
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$150.00
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The Seasons

by Thomson, James

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Published
1778
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$12,500.00

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London: J. Murray, 1778. Edwards of Halifax. Octavo. xlv, 256pp. This copy is extra-illustrated with four inserted plates by Bartolozzi, which are printed in bistre. Bound in full vellum by Edwards of Halifax. Both covers are underpainted in black, with a bucolic scene of a couple courting beneath a tree in a park on the front panel, while the… Read more
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Master Papermakers: Dard Hunter and Harrison Elliott, by Robert Massmann

by Massmann, Robert

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Published
1980
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$550.00

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(New Britain, CT): Robert E. Massmann, 1980. Hunter, Dard. (6); (6); (10)ff., frenchfold. One of 68 copies printed at Art Press. Fascinating in form and content, this book addresses two great papermakers in an octagonally-shaped book bound as a triple dos-à-dos. The first part is about Hunter, the second about Elliott. The third part contains tipped-in photographs and paper… Read more
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$550.00
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Comus: A Mask

by Milton, John

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Published
1931
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$40,000.00

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Newtown: Gregynog Press, 1931. Hughes-Stanton, Blair. Octavo. (10), 25, (3)pp. From an edition of 250 copies, this is one of twenty-five printed on Japanese vellum and bound after a design by Blair Hughes-Stanton himself. It marks Hughes-Stanton's first contribution to the Press' run of special bindings, and the advent of a shift in the style of those bindings toward… Read more
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$40,000.00
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Das Maerchen vom Sinn: Ein Mysterium

by Lechter, Melchior

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Published
1927
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$65,000.00

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Berlin: Einhorn-Presse, 1927. Lechter, Melchior. Tall quarto. (24)pp. From an edition of 600 copies, this is one of only five printed on vellum and with text calligraphed by Melchior Lechter. In addition to writing the text, Lechter also designed the book, including initial letters of gold backed with green leather and onlaid to the pages, and the decorated borders,… Read more
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London: For A. Millar and W. Sandby, 1757. Edwards of Halifax. Quarto. v, [2], xviii, [2], 513, [1]pp. Second edition. Illustrated with 15 maps (of which 9 are folding), 23 plates (of which 3 are folding), and numerous ornaments and initials from copper engravings. Considered by many to be the best description of North Africa of its epoch, Shaw's… Read more
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$6,500.00
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Canticle of the Sun

by Francis of Assisi, Saint

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Published
1984
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$100.00

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Sudbury, MA: Kurbel Books, 1984. Sherman, E. Helene. (20)pp., accordionfold. Panorama with initials illuminated in gold and colors by E. Helene Sherman, and illustrated with six Italian postage stamps showing the Saint's life. Translated by Rev. Joseph L. Curran. Layout by Robert E. Massmann. Bound by Bela and Mariana Blau in full blue leather over boards, with silk ribbon… Read more
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$100.00
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Out West

by Blinn, Carol

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Published
1988
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$500.00

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(Easthampton, MA): Warwick Press, 1988. Blinn, Carol. Quarto. (9)ff., frenchfold. One of 30 copies signed by the artist/author/printer, Carol Blinn. The brief text is a poem printed directly onto a landscape of paste paper in acrylic colors, a landscape of open spaces which haunted the author since her Connecticut childhood. With color vignette on title. Fine, in a non-adhesive… Read more
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The Seasons

by Thomson, James

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Published
1842
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$8,500.00

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London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1842. Fazakerley Bindery. Small quarto. xlviii, 320pp. Enriched throughout with engravings that bring both pastoral and romantic themes to bear on Thomson's celebrated poetic cycle. Completed by some of the most eminent illustrators and artists of the era, including John Bell, Thomas Crewsick, and Thomas Webster, the engraved scenes embrace both naturalism and… Read more
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The Culprit Fay

by Drake, Joseph Rodman

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Published
1902
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$12,500.00

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Cambridge, UK: George Sproul; The University Press, 1902. Turner, Ross. Small quarto. (51)ff. From an edition of thirty copies comprising this installment in Sproul's St. Dunstan series, this is one of eighteen for sale in the United States. Signed by the illuminator, Ross Turner, and Sproul below the edition statement, which additionally announces that this particular copy was printed… Read more
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Don Quixote. Together with: Die Novellen

by Cervantes, Miguel de

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Published
1908
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$6,500.00

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Leipzig: Insel Verlag, 1908. Czeschka, Carl. Five small octavo volumes. xvi, 498; (v), 573; (v), 582; xvi, 453; (iii), 383pp. One of 100 copies. Three volumes of the set are devoted to Don Quixote; the other two contain Cervantes' novellas. Each receives a matching—save for the text—double-page title spread of a black and blue floral and paisley Secession design… Read more
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$6,500.00
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Le Gentil-Bernard

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Published
1830
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$1,750.00

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Paris: Louis Janet, 1830. 48mo. 48pp., + engraved title page and six plates of engravings. A collection of titularly genteel love poetry, mostly penned by "Bernard," whose brief biography appears as an introduction. The inserted plates show lovers in pastoral settings. Bound in a glass binding, with spine and edges in embossed gold. The upper cover boasts a cerulean… Read more
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$1,750.00
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Paris: Janet, 1786. 24, 24pp., + engraved title page and 12ff. engravings. An almanac for 1787, with the customary data on moon phases and eclipses (these indicated by quaint interlinear illustrations) and saints' days. Inserted within the almanac pages are verses of love poetry, each with an engraved illustration highlighting an instance of courtly affection. These include bathing, gifts,… Read more
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Sentiments and Similes of William Shakespeare

by Shakespeare, William

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Published
1851
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$1,750.00

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London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851. Small octavo. (viii), 100pp. Heavily ornamented with illuminated initials, borders, and tail-pieces. The title page is in full color, with a lush border featuring miniatures of the masks of comedy and tragedy and a portrait of Shakespeare, plus an illustration of Macbeth behind the initial. The grand decoration serves to highlight the… Read more
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The Underground Railroad: Vermont and the Fugitive Slave

by Kerson, Sam

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Published
1993
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$1,250.00

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Worcester, VT: Dragon Dance Theatre, 1993. Kerson, Sam. Folio. (15)ff. One of sixty copies, signed by the artist, Sam Kerson. Illustrated with fifteen linocuts, printed in black & white by the Montreal-based artist Sam Kerson. The linocuts depict scenes related to Vermont's involvement in the Underground Railroad. Vermont has a long history of opposition to slavery; the state was… Read more
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El Partido de José Martí/ Martí's Cuban Revolutionary Party

by Rodríguez, Pedro Pablo

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Published
2013
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$350.00

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Matanzas, Cuba: Ediciones Vigía, 2013. Balboa, Diana. Octavo. 59pp. One of 200 copies. Nancy Balboa's illustrations celebrate Cuba's agriculture, and draw a parallel between its grassroots rural life and its heritage of grassroots revolution. Martí, considered by many the "patron saint" of Cuba, was at the forefront of such organic, popular activism throughout the late 19th century as he… Read more
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All Human Beings

by Karapanagiotidis, Kon

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Published
2019
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$950.00

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Sydney: Ant Press, 2019. Oppen, Monica. 16mo. (44)pp. One of six copies, signed by the artist, Monica Oppen. Oppen's photographs depict the clamor of Sydney's Central Station, showing all manner of bodies, movements, and faces turned away. In presenting a stream of figures all in a state of transience, all moving from where they are to somewhere they wish… Read more
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Body of Evidence

by Cordeiro, Ana Paula

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Published
2020
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$6,500.00

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NY: Center for the Book Arts, 2020. Cordeiro, Ana Paula. Quarto. (40)ff. One of nine copies. A multimedia, journalistic response to the climate of white privilege and fragility surrounding and in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Ana Paula Cordeiro, an immigrant from Brazil, found herself perceived as an other, often with fearful consequences. To cope with and express… Read more
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