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JLW-GBS 2 Letters

by Weygand, James Lamar

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Published
1976
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$225.00

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Nappanee: Press of the Indiana Kid, 1976. (10)pp. One of forty-five copies. A miniature recollection of the printer's brief correspondence with George Bernard Shaw. Bound in leather-backed marbled boards lightly rubbed, else near fine. (2 3/4 by 1 7/8; 70x48mm).
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The Structure of Rime

by Duncan, Robert

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Published
2008
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$425.00

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San Francisco: Arion Press, 2008. Lobdell, Frank. Quarto. (96)pp. One of 275 copies. Illustrated with two photographs and two etchings by Frank Lobdell. In the prospectus for this edition, Andrew Hoyem notes that this is the first time that all thirty-one poems identified as being part of Duncan's serial poem have been published in a single volume. This edition… Read more
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$425.00
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Milton's Poetical Works

by Milton, John

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Published
1823
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$1,500.00

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London: Jones & Company, 1823. Two 32mo. volumes. (viii), xii, 268; (x), xviii, 201pp. Both volumes bear detailed fore-edge paintings, skillfully excuted with bright highlights and impressive depth conveying the grandeur of Haymarket and Lombard Street, respectively. Their depictions of active London street life and commerce contextualize the publication even as they juxtapose nineteenth-century materialism with Milton's spiritually and… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Maud, a Monodrama

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord

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Published
1893
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$2,850.00

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(Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Morris, William. One of 500 copies printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press. This is the second issue, with four cancellans leaves replacing pp. 15-16, 19-20, 25-26, and 69-70. With wide leaf and blossom borders to the opening page and to the title-page, which is printed against a floral background. Contains many marginal decorations… Read more
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$2,850.00
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The Recently Deflowered Girl: The Right Thing to Say on Every Dubious Occasion

by Phypps, Hyacinthe

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Published
1965
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$50.00

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NY: Chelsea House, 1965. Gorey, Edward. Octavo. 47pp. Miss Phypps' "simple rules of propriety and common sense" tell a girl what to say when deflowered on a blind date, at a seance, by a marimba player, on an American Express tour, etc. Rubbing to extremities of pictorial boards, else very good.
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Fireflies: A Collection of Haiku

by Ankenbrand, Frank

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Published
1965
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$150.00

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Evanston: Schori Press, 1965. viii, 47pp., frenchfold. From an edition of 600 copies, this is one of 500 on Bible paper. Illustrated by Andre Chappaz and Ron Solms. Text, including an Introduction, printed in brown and drawings in ochre. Fine in dark blue morocco, painted and gilt-tooled to show a two birds atop a moonlit tree branch. An early… Read more
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$150.00
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Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1995. Quarto. lxxxiv, 242pp., leaf tipped in at rear. One of 100 copies of the special first edition distributed for the Friends of the Brigham Young University Library by W. Thomas Taylor. Specially bound in quarter goatskin, with an original leaf from the 1524 Colines edition of Aristotle's Historia Animalium bearing three fine criblé initials.… Read more
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$650.00
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The Pig

by Laughlin, James

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Published
1970
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$225.00

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Mt. Horeb, WI: Perishable Press, 1970. Octavo. (11) ff. One of 183 copies. With an inscription by James Laughlin. A short collection of poems by the poet and legendary founder of New Directions, which published some of the most important writers of the twentieth century, including Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Tennessee Williams, Djuna Barnes, Dylan Thomas, and Vladimir… Read more
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$225.00
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Mars Trilogy

by Robinson, Kim Stanley

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Published
1992
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$750.00

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(London: Harper Collins, 1992. Three volumes, all first editions. The trilogy treats the planet as a habitable environment for humans and explores its colonization. Offers vivid, breathtaking descriptions of the Martian landscape, impressive character development, and what Barron claims "may well be the finest hard-science fiction novel of the last decade." Presentation copy, inscribed by the author. Together with… Read more
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$750.00
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The Private Press-Man's Tale

by Morris, Henry

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Published
1990
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$150.00

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Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1990. Wronker, Lili. Quarto. 64pp. One of 230 copies. A miscellany of amusing satires on many aspects of the world of fine printing, with cartoon-like line drawings. Includes "Meet Me at the Fair" and "Scouts' Honor" by Sidney Berger, both of which are signed by the author in pencil. Printed in three colors. Fine… Read more
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$150.00
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The Captain's Daughter. Or, Christmas on the Ocean

by Fields, James Thomas

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Published
1961
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$100.00

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Concord, MA, 1961. (16)pp. One of 200 paperback copies. Signed by the illustrator, Morton H. "Terry" Baker. Fields' most famous poem, illustrated with engaging line drawings, is followed by a brief biographical sketch of the poet. Minor wear, else fine. (3 1/8 by 2 1/8; 80x54mm).
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Thistles and Thorns: Abraham and Sarah at Bethel

by Smyth, Paul

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Published
1977
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$500.00

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Omaha: Abattoir Editions, 1977. Moser, Barry. Large octavo. 100pp. One of 253 copies. Illustrated with thirteen wood-engravings by Moser. Moser's eerie engravings capture the anxiety and spiritual tension of Abraham and Sarah as they attempt to interpret God's wishes. A very fine copy in buckram with plain dust wrapper.
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$500.00
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Maud, and Other Poems

by Tennyson, Alfred, Lord

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Published
1855
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$2,250.00

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London: Edward Moxon, 1855. First edition, second issue. Victorian novelist and poet George Meredith's copy, with his signature on the title page. The volume is the first collection produced by Tennyson after he was named Poet Laureate. "Maud," Tennyson's emotional and, at times, ironic narrative poem precedes seven other poems, among which is the much-celebrated "The Charge of the… Read more
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On Meeting Authors

by Updike, John

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Published
1968
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$450.00

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Newburyport, MA: Wickford Press, 1968. Octavo. 12pp. First separate edition of an essay that was first published in the New York Times. One of 250 copies. Red two-line initials and title device. Printed in celebration of Christmas 1968. Updike's thoughts on meeting one's literary heroes, for better or worse, and his experience with fame. Some fading to spine, else… Read more
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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1892. Frost, A. B.. Octavo. First edition of Harris's third collection of Uncle Remus stories. Illustrated with twelve plates, including a frontispiece, by popular illustrator and comics artist A. B. Frost. Replete with the well-known moralizing short stories and jolly songs. Bound in green cloth decorated in black and gilt to spine and upper… Read more
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$850.00
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Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings: The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation

by Harris, Joel Chandler

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Published
1881
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$2,000.00

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NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. Octavo. 231pp. First edition, first issue, of Harris' first book and the introduction of the character of Uncle Remus. With frontispiece and seven plates, title-page vignette, and numerous line illustrations throughout the text. Original green cloth, spine gilt-lettered and front cover stamped in black with Br'er Rabbit rendered in gold. Eight pages of… Read more
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The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1985
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$85.00

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(N.p.): Kallistos Press, 1985. Octavo. (viii), 13pp. One of 150 copies printed at the Firefly Press. Signed by the printer, John Kristensen. Engraved frontispiece by "Phiz," from the first edition of The Pickwick Papers, depicting a sexton caught off guard by an imposing goblin. Fine in green printed wrappers, which show slight fading at spine. Two autograph letters from… Read more
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(Torrance, CA): Labyrinth Editions, 1980. Killion, Tom. Folio. 28ff., frenchfold. One of 250 copies, signed by the poet, William Everson, and the artist, Tom Killion. Designed and printed in two colors by Richard Bigus. Killion's beautifully executed, white-line linocuts are printed in dark blue. The title illustration is a triptych of the crucifixion, on a two-page spread of handmade… Read more
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Nights with Uncle Remus: Myths and Legends of the Old Plantation

by Harris, Joel Chandler

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Published
1883
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$950.00

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Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. Octavo. First edition of the second Uncle Remus collection of stories. Widely illustrated with scenes from the familiar tales, including images of Brother Fox, Brother Bear, and Brother Rabbit. Bound in full yellow cloth elaborately stamped in black and with the title in gilt. Spine a bit toned, with some soiling and… Read more
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Poems

by Miller, May

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Published
1962
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$375.00

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(Thetford, VT: Cricket Press, 1962. Tyler, Gillian. Quarto. (20)pp. One of 50 copies. Printed in red and black, with one illustration by Gillian Tyler. Contains five poems by May Miller, one of the greatest playwrights of the Harlem Renaissance. While less known as a poet, Miller composed verse throughout her life and read her work publicly, including at the… Read more
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$375.00