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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

by Seton, Ernest Thompson

Santa Fe: Seton Village Press. Very Good-. 1938. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 78 pages; Contents are clean and tight in original green cloth binding. Binding has superficial damp stains at lower edge and top of rear board (not affecting contents). This is one of only 400 copies printed of this limited edition of Thompson Seton's essay (Not Signed). Title page printed in black and red. Printed in red and the end of the text: "A lecture delivered at Harvard University in year 1904 by... Read more
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$44.95
RHYMES WITH LITTLE REASON

RHYMES WITH LITTLE REASON

by Blair, Anne

Mount Vernon Publishing Company. Very Good+. 1962. First Edition. Booklet. Autograph; Inscribed to Armita Colt and SIGNED by the author on title page. Clean and tight in original cream wrappers printed in red. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. .
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$10.95
Les Privileges Du Cocuage, Ouvrage Utile et Necessaire tant aux Cornards  Actuels, qu'aux Cocus eu Herbe  A Vicon, chez Jean Cornichon, à l'enseigne  du Coucou, 1682

Les Privileges Du Cocuage, Ouvrage Utile et Necessaire tant aux Cornards Actuels, qu'aux Cocus eu Herbe A Vicon, chez Jean Cornichon, à l'enseigne du Coucou, 1682

by Anonymous; [attributed variously to Eustache Le Noble ; Samuel Chappuzeau ; P. L. Jacob]

(Bruxelles): (J. Gay). Near Fine. 1860. Limited Edition. Paperback. 139 pages; Réimpression faite à Bruxelles, par J. Gay, 1860, avec une notice bibliographique de P. Lacroix. [Catalogue de la bibliothèque de M. Emile Desmazières] Reimpression faite a 200 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande. No. 63 [of 200] Original plain blue-green wrappers in glassine jacket. Very Good+ This nicely produced reissue of this satirical exposition of the 'privileges' of... Read more
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$175.00
The House in Queenston and W. L. Mackenzie: A tale of reform

The House in Queenston and W. L. Mackenzie: A tale of reform

by Bartholomew-Tide Press

Bartholomew-Tide Press, 1999. Hardcover. As New. [15 p.]. 15 cm. One red and grey drawing of Mackenzie. B&w drawing of the museum tucked inside. Stamped 027 on rear endpaper. Grey cloth hardcover with gold lettering. A little soiling to the outside. This book was produced as part of the Mackenzie Heritage Printery Museum's August 21, 1999 Bartholomew-tide celebration. Marked on front cover as John Rush's copy.
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$35.00
The Kraus Reprint Series of BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS - THE GROLIER CLUB

The Kraus Reprint Series of BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS - THE GROLIER CLUB

by Kraus

New York: Kraus Reprint Corp.. Very Good. 1968. First Edition. Paperback. A sixteen page prospectus, including several illustrations, for this important series of reprints of some of the important bibliographies and reference works on books and book collecting originally published by The Grolier Club. Printed on quality stock in black and red. Some of the books in the series include Geoffrey Keynes Bibliography of William Blake and his William Blake's Illuminated Books, Fra Luca de Pacioli of... Read more
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$10.95
THEY FELL IN THE BATTLE - A Roll of Honour of the Battle of Britain, 10  July - 31 October 1940

THEY FELL IN THE BATTLE - A Roll of Honour of the Battle of Britain, 10 July - 31 October 1940

by Gleave, Tom ; F. E. Dymond. Foreword [AUTOGRAPHED] by His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

Hendon: Royal Air Force Museum Printed by Rampant Lions Press. Near Fine. 1980. First Edition. Full Leather. Autograph; [5], 50, [2] leaves pages; Clean and tight in original binding of full blue morocco with gilt lettering at spine and gilt cross on front board; sunned at spine, otherwise Near Fine in very good blue buckram-covered slipcase with a lining of watered silk (slipcase now sunned at edges). Foreword written and SIGNED by His Royal Highness PRINCE PHILIP Duke of Marlborough. This is No.... Read more
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$1,750.00
The Conservationist

The Conservationist

by Nadine Gordimer

The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer won the Booker Prize in 1974. She juxtaposes the world of a South African industrialist with the rituals of Zulus.This 2007 Oak Tree Press edition consists of the first chapter in an edition of 150 copies in a deluxe edition numbers 36 to 150 signed and dated by the author and presented in a slip case with three separate signed prints by the illustrator Cyril Coetzee which can be framed. This copy is number 62.
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£125.00
PARSIFAL MARCHEN

PARSIFAL MARCHEN

by Chamberlain, Houston Stewart

Munchen: Verlag von F. Bruckmann. Very Good. 1900. Limited Edition. Paperback. 68 pages; Nr. 77 of an edition limited to only 330 copies printed on Japon paper. OCLC: 8271067 Titlepage with large Initial printed in gold, lettering in red and black. Large initial letters and first chapter lines in beautiful stylized type printed in red. Original card covers with pattern of intertwining vines and flowers printed in gold, lightly dust soiled. Contents clean a bright. Though British-born,... Read more
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$74.95
Letters of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

Letters of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

by John Keats

Introductory note by J.F. Otten. - Maastricht (and London, Paris and Brussels), The Halcyon Press, 1931, crown 8vo, pp. (6) 117 '3); orig. blue cloth gilt. - Composed in Van Krimpen's 'Romanée' type and printed by Alexandre Stols. The wood-engraved frontispiece portrait is by John Buckland Wright who also saw the book through the press. Total edition of 356 copies; this is one of 325 on Dutch Pannekoek mould-made paper (no. 139). - Very fine edition of Keats' letters to Fanny Brawne, and an important... Read more
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€155.00
Fugitive Pieces in Verse and Prose

Fugitive Pieces in Verse and Prose

by Walpole, Horace (1717-1797)

[Twickenham]: Strawberry Hill Press. 1758. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary full calf with five raised bands on spine, spine lable bearing gilt titles and elaborate gilt decoration to rest of spine, boards with gilt tooled border and inside gilt dentelles, upper joint cracked and upper board held on just two cords, lower joint started from bottom edge, aeg, marbled endpapers with small bookplate on front pastedown, title page with vignette, contents clean and bright. , 8vo 8" - 9"... Read more
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£394.95
The Lad Philisides

The Lad Philisides

by Sir Philip Sidney

Printed by Nicholas McDowall in The Bell type at the Old Style Press. Illustrated by Harry Brockway with wood-engravings. Edition limited to 225 copies this copy no. 70 and signed by the artist. Overall size c.10.3/4 x 6. inches. c.27 x 15.5 cm. Fine in like s/case.
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£95.00
Breakfast At Perigord

Breakfast At Perigord

by Flint, William Russell

Charles Skelton, 1968. RARE LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY AUTHOR 1968. Published by Charles Skelton. Essays on various occasions and in the diverse moods with favourite quotations decorated and enlivened with 60 illustrations and devices. Limited to 525 copies signed by Flint. Decorated end papers. Cloth boards, black morocco spine. Top edge gilt. Complete with slip case. Together with 4p prospectus. . Signed by Author. Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good.
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£250.00
Le Temps Qu'il Fait: Calendrier des Bergers de France

Le Temps Qu'il Fait: Calendrier des Bergers de France

by POURRAT, Henri; JACQUEMIN, André (illus.)

[Paris]: Les Pharmaciens bibliophiles, 1956. 200 copies numbered 1 to 150 and I to L. This is no. XXIV.. Very good +. 150 p. 29 cm folder in 30 cm slipcase. In sheets under artisan paper cover. B&w illustration for each month + extras within text. A couple of small marks to paper cover. A little soiling to box. French text.
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$150.00
EUGENE FIELD - An Auto Analysis  and How One Friar met the Devil and Two  Pursued Him

EUGENE FIELD - An Auto Analysis and How One Friar met the Devil and Two Pursued Him

by Field, Eugene

New York: H. M. Caldwell Co. Near Fine. 1901. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 112 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of gray cloth spine with gray paper covered boards decorative stamped in gilt, red and green depicting an inkwell with a large plume pen. Very nicely printed only on the recto sides of the paper, in black with large decorative red initials. The pages are largely unopened. The two works are separately paginated -- 75, 37, (3) and printed in different type styles. Eugene... Read more
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$14.94
The Orchard

The Orchard

by [Fine Press / Iraq War]. Yousef, Saadi; Mattawa, Khaled (translator)

Tacoma, WA: Springtide Press, 2007. Limited edition. Very Good. No. 37 of 55 copies. Approx. 17-1/2" x 14". Broadside. Delicate sand-colored laid paper printed in brown with mustard ornaments. Center fold line, few faint creases. An original poem by Saadi Yousef from "Without an Alphabet, Without a Face", printed by Jessica Spring, the proprietor of Springtide Press. It is part of the "Mutanabbi Street Starts Here" project, which drew on broadside contributions from a variety of printers to commemorate... Read more
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$85.00
Lafcadio Hearn in Japan. With Mrs.Lafcadio Hearn's Reminiscences  Frontispiece by Shoshu Saito with Sketches by Genjiro Kataoka and Mr.  Hearn Himself

Lafcadio Hearn in Japan. With Mrs.Lafcadio Hearn's Reminiscences Frontispiece by Shoshu Saito with Sketches by Genjiro Kataoka and Mr. Hearn Himself

by Noguchi,Yone

New York, London & Yokohama: Walsh,. Very Good+. 1911. First Edition; Second Printing. Softcover. vii, & 177 pages; Publisher's original binding: yellow textured wrappers printed in black, bound in the Japanese style: stab-sewn with visible thread cords crossing the "spine" (visible cut edges of the text block) and running down the outside of the gutter margins, front and rear. This fragile binding is in excellent, unworn condition, protected by the publisher's original... Read more
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$74.95
The Inaugural Address of John Fitzgerald Kennedy President of the United States Delivered at the Capitol / Washington January 20, 1961

The Inaugural Address of John Fitzgerald Kennedy President of the United States Delivered at the Capitol / Washington January 20, 1961

by Kennedy, John F

Worcester: Achille J. St. Onge, 1963. Reprints the President's literate & thoughtful remarks. Finely bound miniature book, one of an unspecified number printed by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen on 'Antiqua' paper, bound in full navy calf; gilt titling, all edges gilt. Light wear, tiny dings & nicks, tiny crease to corner of tipped-in JFK frontispiece, minor cockle to rear free endsheet. Text clean; 30 pages + colophon.. Limited. Full Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Fabian... Read more
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$50.00
INTERVALS OF SUN

INTERVALS OF SUN

by Fletcher, Forrest ; Elizabeth J. Hodges (printer

Cambridge, MA: Lowell Street Press. Very Good. 1974. First Edition. Paperback. Autograph; 28 pages; Clean and secure in original bright yellow stiff wrappers. Set and printed by hand. Signed by the Printer/Publisher Elizabeth J. Hodges. ; Signed by Editor .
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$19.95
George Psychoundakis : A Letter To C. A. Trypanis [with a manuscript  letter from Dr. John Leatham to Richard Hubbard Howland]

George Psychoundakis : A Letter To C. A. Trypanis [with a manuscript letter from Dr. John Leatham to Richard Hubbard Howland]

by Fermor, Patrick Leigh ; [Inscribed and Signed by Dr. John Leatham]

Athens: American College of Greece. Very Good+. 1999. Limited Edition. Paperback. Limited Edition printed in October 1999.One of 940 copies in sewn printed cream wrappers (of 1250 total). ix, (2), 12-45, (2) A letter from Fermor to Oxford professor Trypanis in English and Greek about the contemporary Cretan poet who translated both the Illiad and The Odyssey into his native language. Provenance: Inscribed and Signed on the halftitle by Dr. John Leatham to Richard Hubbard Howland with a three-page... Read more
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$174.95
The Battle of the Fifty Books - Address by Lester Douglas at the Opening  of The Fifty Books of the Year, Febr. 9th 1932  [One of a Limited Edition  of only 95 copies]

The Battle of the Fifty Books - Address by Lester Douglas at the Opening of The Fifty Books of the Year, Febr. 9th 1932 [One of a Limited Edition of only 95 copies]

by Douglas, Lester

New York: American Institute of Graphic Arts. Very Good+. 1932. First Edition. Paperback. Autograph; One of 95 copies printed for private distribution by Conde Nast Press; typography by Lester Douglas. Inscribed and signed on colophon page "To John Vance / with the regard / of Lester Douglas" John T. Vance was at one time Law Librarian of the Congress. Clean and tight in blue-green wrappers with a printed paper label on the front cover. A nicely printed editon of the address given by... Read more
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$14.95
GAZETTE FRANCOISE, A Facsimile Reprint of a Newspaper Printed at Newport  on the Printing Press of the French Fleet in American Waters During the  Revolutionary War

GAZETTE FRANCOISE, A Facsimile Reprint of a Newspaper Printed at Newport on the Printing Press of the French Fleet in American Waters During the Revolutionary War

by Chapin, Howard M

New York: The Grolier Club. Very Good. 1926. Hardcover. Clean and tight in original binding of navy blue cloth spine over cream coloured boards. Contents quite Fine, faint linear shadow at front cover. Four page printed prospectus laid-in. Limited Edition of only 300 copies printed on Arches hand-made paper by Douglas C. McMurtrie, completed in November, 1926. This copy bears the handsome bookplate of Harris D. Colt. The Gazette Francoise newspaper translated various news items printed in... Read more
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$39.95
Les Bonnes & Comment Jouer Les Bonnes

Les Bonnes & Comment Jouer Les Bonnes

by Genet, Jean

Paris: L'Arbalete. Very Good+. 1963. First Edition Thus. Paperback. 95 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers, pages unopened. Les Bonnes (The Maids), this play by the French dramatist Jean Genet, was made into a 1974 film directed by Christopher Miles. The film starred Glenda Jackson as Solange, Susannah York as Claire, Vivien Merchant as Madame, and Mark Burns as Monsieur. Genet portrays two housemaids who engage in sadomasochistic role-playing when the lady of the house is away. .
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$14.95
LIFE AND HARD TIMES, or Sherwood Grover's Twenty-five Years with the  Grabhorn Press

LIFE AND HARD TIMES, or Sherwood Grover's Twenty-five Years with the Grabhorn Press

by Grover, Sherwood

Bethesda: Gallimaufry Press. Very Good+. 1970. Limited Edition. Paperback. (ii), 12, (ii) pages; Clean and secure in original charcoal gray wrappers , tied at spine and bearing a printed title label on front wrapper. Limited Edition of 200 Copies; 100 copies were printed for the occasion of the 1970 meeting of the Washington Chapter of the AIGA at which George L. Harding spoke on the topic "Zamorano to Grabhorn: California Printing, 1834-1965." Seventy-five copies were for the Baltimore... Read more
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$28.95
The Revival of Caslon Types

The Revival of Caslon Types

by Justin Howes

The abnormal longevity of Matrix has allowed in the mournful distinction of pinpointing both the beginning and the end of Justin Howes' unique contribution to typographic scholarship. In Matrix 3 we printed his first published work, ' Noel Rooke, the Early Years' and in Matrix 24 we published his last, "Caslon's Patagonian'.
Justin's interest in Caslon was sparked off originally by seeing our broadside of Caslon ('My dear brother…') in its various sizes at the Whittington open day in 1986, which used... Read more
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$115.00
Dylan Thomas Reading A Visit to America & Poems - Record

Dylan Thomas Reading A Visit to America & Poems - Record

by Frasconi, Antonio & Dylan Thomas

Spiral Press, 1957. First edition. Rare and wonderful music record, LP that is, with Thomas's booming Welsh voice. The record seems in good shape but it is the original Frasconi sleeve that takes the cake. A bold beauty by Frasconi that is awfully hard to come by these days. An early Spiral Press item as well, the artwork was executed especially for this recording. and the cover printed by Joseph Blumenthal's Spiral Press
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$125.00