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Memoirs of John Lord de Joinville . . . Containing a History of Part of the Life of Louis IX . .

Memoirs of John Lord de Joinville . . . Containing a History of Part of the Life of Louis IX . .

by [Private Press; Wales; Crusades]. Joinville, Lord John de; Johnes, Thomas [transl.]

[Hafod, Ceredigion, Wales]: At the Hafod Press, by James Henderson, 1807. Very good in contemporary diced calf, gilt ruled, rebacked with original backstrip laid down but ends chipped with loss, corners rubbed, the text generally clean but with foxed plates, and with prior owner signature to half titles.. Memoirs of a crusader printed at the first private press in Wales, which was operated by Johnes from 1803-10. Plomer, Some Private Presses of the Nineteenth Century (The Library, pgs. 407-08, 1900).... Read more
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$378.00
The Noble & Joyous Boke entytled Le Morte Darthur nothwythstondyng it treateth of the byrth lyf and actes of the sayd Kynge Arthur; of his noble Knyghtes of the Rounde Tale. Theyr merveylous enquestes and adventures....

The Noble & Joyous Boke entytled Le Morte Darthur nothwythstondyng it treateth of the byrth lyf and actes of the sayd Kynge Arthur; of his noble Knyghtes of the Rounde Tale. Theyr merveylous enquestes and adventures....

by Sir Thomas Malory

Oxford: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press Saint Aldgates and published for the Press by Basil Blackwell, 1933 A good to very good copy of the 2 volume limited edition of Malory's epic work, taken from the only remaining copy of the Wynkyn de Worde printing housed by the John Rylands Library in Manchester. In their original half morocco bindings with gilt titles to spine. Copy no 139 of 350 (370 originally published with 20 not for public sale). Both bindings are clean with very light marking to... Read more
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£600.00
Five Stories

Five Stories

by Mann, Thomas; Robert Borja (Illust.)

Franklin Center, Pennyslvania: The Franklin Library, 1977. Limited Edition. Leather Bound. As New. pp. 382. Thick 8vo. Bound in fine textured full black leather over boards, featuring elaborate gilt lettering, rules and floral ornamentation to the spine and boards; four raised bands to spine, five compartments, textured light-brown silk moire endpapers, like silk ribbon-marker, all edges gilt. Beautifully illustrated with wood-cuts, and vignettes throughout. Entirely without blemish to the extremities,... Read more
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$65.00
The Centaur. The Bacchante

The Centaur. The Bacchante

by Maurice de Guerin translated by T.S.Moore

Printed at the Ballantyne Press for the Vale Press on Arnolds unbleached hand-made paper. 38 pages, Overall size c. 9.1.4 x 5.1/2 inches, illustrated with 5 wood-engravings by T.S.Moore. Edition limited to 150 copies, the most limited of all the Vale Press books. Usual slight browning to free end-papers, binding very slightly soiled o/w a very good clean and tight copy.The wood blocks for the 5 Sturge Moore engravings were destroyed in a fire at the binders shortly after printing the edition.
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£265.00
List of Plays Written by Hilary Pepler Printed & Published at Ditchling Sussex

List of Plays Written by Hilary Pepler Printed & Published at Ditchling Sussex

by Pepler, Hilary

Ditchling: [St. Dominic's Press], 1929. First edition. 16mo, 14x10cm, [4]pp. Blue, stapled wrappers. 3 uncredited woodcuts. Fine condition. A very uncommon item from Pepler and the St. Dominic's Press at Ditchling. The booklet lists five published plays, accompanied by three woodcuts: "Bethlehem," "The Three Wise Men," and "Saint Dominic," the last being by Desmond Chute. Worldcat locates a single copy, at the University of Michigan.
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$75.00
The Land of Heart's Desire

The Land of Heart's Desire

by Yeats, W. B

Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1903. First American Revised Edition. Stiff Wraps. Near Fine. First American edition of the revised version. Number 27 of just 32 copies privately printed on Japan vellum in July, 1903 by Thomas B. Mosher for presentation to his friends. Bound in publisher's yapped-edge stiff wraps printed in black and red. Near Fine. Lightly toned and lightly edge-worn, with previous owner bookplate (Thomas Fox Jeffress) to front paste-down. Precedes the public edition, which was... Read more
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$3800.00
The First Ten

The First Ten

by Peich, Michael; Michael McCurdy

Lincoln: Penmaen Press, 1978. First Edition, one of 500 copies printed. This copy SIGNED by McCurdy twice, at Title and Afterword. Woodcuts by McCurdy. Bibliographically describes all Penmaen Press books, broadsides and ephemera 1968-1978, with additional items. Includes 16 pp. of photographs of contributors: Peich, McCurdy, Lynd Ward, Allen Ginsberg and others. A demonstrable work of love. 9½ x 6½. Near Fine original blue cloth-covered boards blind stamped with gilt lettering to spine in like dust... Read more
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$45.00
Golden Cockerel Private Press: 4 items

Golden Cockerel Private Press: 4 items

by The Golden Cockerel Press

London, 1955-56. Softcover. Near fine. 4 booklets: 36; 47; 23; 31 p. 19 cm. B&w illustrations. Stapled or tied with thread.
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$25.00
Leading the Cranes Home

Leading the Cranes Home

by Waley, Arthur (Translator); Kiggell, Ralph (Artist)

Llandogo, Monmouthshire: The Old Stile Press, 2006. Limited Edition. Stiff wraps. Fine. Kiggell, Ralph. Number VI of X of the Special Edition, folio size, [56] pp., signed by Ralph Kiggell, together with a suite of four signed prints. A selection of Chinese poems from "170 Chinese Poems" 1918, and "Chinese Poems" 1946, translated by Arthur David Waley (1889-1966). Waley performed the remarkable feat of teaching himself both classical Chinese and Japanese, and using those skills to translate the high... Read more
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$1100.00
The Spectator

The Spectator

by [LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB] ADDISON, James; Richard STEELE; and others

London: The Curwen Press for The Limited Editions Club, 1970. Limited edition, number 605 of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator. Light wear to glassine, otherwise fine. Quarto. Illustrated by Lynton Lamb. Original decorated cloth; original glassine; publisher's board slipcase. Selected, Edited and Introduced by Robert Halsband.
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$75.00
A Sense of Direction Selected Poems (1935-1990)

A Sense of Direction Selected Poems (1935-1990)

by GLAZER, Tom

N.p.: Juxtaposition Press for the Author, 1992. 8vo. Original cloth-backed boards, edges untrimmed, by Carolyn Chadwick and Kiki Bourneuf; printed acetate jacket. A fine copy. FIRST EDITION, one of 50 copies printed by Jennifer Magee-McGovern, this copy unnumbered out-of-series. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed to Charlotte Ricks "In memory of words and music" in 1997. Scarce privately-printed book by the singer-songwriter best known for writing "On Top of Spaghetti."
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$100.00
Thresholds

Thresholds

by OUTRAM, Richard

Toronto: The Gauntlet Press, 1973. 70 copies printed of which this is 68. Hardcover. Fine. Unpaginated. 24 cm. Brown cloth with marbled paper boards. Brown endpapers. Green pages with small pasted-on illustrations. All hand-made paper. Engraved, printed & bound by Richard & Barbara Outram. 19 poems, including Word of Warning, Daydream Reproved, Love, Death, Figurehead, Undertow, etc.
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$500.00
Aftermath of Lengthy Rejection Slip (with Signed Publisher's Prospectus)

Aftermath of Lengthy Rejection Slip (with Signed Publisher's Prospectus)

by Bukowski, Charles

Norristown, PA: Blackrose Editions, 1983. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Copy 45 of 150 numbered copies issued along with 26 lettered copies; signed by Bukowski in black ink on back cover with heart-shaped sun, dog, flower (?), and lil' Buk doodles. 10.5" x 15" Large single sheet folded to create four pages. First book publication of a story originally published in Story magazine in 1944. Near Fine with very faint stain on top edge of front cover. A nice copy. Includes Bukowski's recollections of... Read more
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$700.00
DIE KLAGELIEDER JEREMIAS DES SOHNES HILKIAS AUS ANATHOTH. INS DEUTSCHE übertragen von LAZARUS  GOLDSCHMIDT.

DIE KLAGELIEDER JEREMIAS DES SOHNES HILKIAS AUS ANATHOTH. INS DEUTSCHE übertragen von LAZARUS GOLDSCHMIDT.

by LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMIAH - LAZARUS GOLDSCHMIDT

Berlin: Otto von Holten, 1921. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Wilhelm Schocken. LIMITIERTER HANDPRESSENDRUCK. Übertragung aus dem masoretischen Text und Druckleitung von LAZARUS GOLDSCHMIDT. Holzschnitte von WILHELM SCHOCKEN. Kleines Folio. Dekorativer geprägter Ganzleder- Meistereinband ( Euphorion-Einband) von Hubel und Denck , Leipzig. Rücken mit 5 Bünden und Goldbuchstaben. Mit 17 ORIGINAL-HOLZSCHNITTEN von WILHELM SCHOCKEN, davon sind sechs ganzseitig und vom... Read more
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$980.00
Youth / Typhoon / The End of the Tether

Youth / Typhoon / The End of the Tether

by [LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB] CONRAD, Joseph

Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press for The Limited Editions Club, 1972. Limited edition, number 605 of 1500 copies signed by the printer and illustrator. A few short tears to glassine, the spine panel of which somewhat toned, one joint of slipcase separated. Quarto. Illustrated by Robert Shore. Original blue morocco-backed cloth; original glassine; publisher's slipcase.
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$60.00
Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis

by Shakespeare, William; Ovid

San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1975. Limited Edition. Fine/Near Fine. Issued in an edition of 190 copies. Bound in publisher's mauve Japanese silk stamped in silver, in silver slipcase with title label on spine. Fine, in a Near Fine slipcase with mild shelf wear. A beautifully designed book, and the third title published by the Arion Press.
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$700.00
Aurora Teardrops  - Deluxe Edition, the Author's Copy

Aurora Teardrops - Deluxe Edition, the Author's Copy

by Budd, Harold

Vancouver: Heavenly Monkey. Fine+. 2016. Limited Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. The Deluxe Edition (7.5 x 10 inches, approx. 65 pages including prints) is 26 lettered copies. There are eight numbered hors de commerce copies for contributors. There are six two-page color reproductions of Jane Maru’s batik paintings, printed on semi-transparent vellum, that are interleaved among the text pages. Each copy also includes an original frontispiece watercolor painting by Jane. The Deluxe... Read more
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$2200.00
A History of the Gregynog Press

A History of the Gregynog Press

by Harrop, Dorothy A

Pinner, Middlesex: Private Libraries Association, 1980. Brown cloth. Front cover stamped in blind, gilt titling to spine. Large 8vo. xv, 266 p., 16 pages of plates : ill., ports. ; 28 cm. With a Bibliography of the Books, Handlist of Ephemera, Press Devices, Index. Barely discernible small scuff to rear board. NF condition. No dustjacket, as issued.. Hard Cover.
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$40.00
The Death of Lincoln: A Documentary Opera

The Death of Lincoln: A Documentary Opera

by London, Edwin; Justice, Donald

Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1988. Limited to 125 specially bound and signed copies. Quarto, [vi], 40, [4]pp. Illustration. by Claire Van Vliet, signed by Justice and London at colophon. Additionally signed by the printer, Tom Taylor on the ffep. Blue cloth in gray printed jacket. Fine condition. Finely printed limited edition of the libretto from the 1988 opera which premiered April 29-30, 1988 at Cleveland State University.  Taylor adds a short blurb to his signature describing the tightness of the... Read more
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$75.00
Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats.

Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats.

by SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe

Numbred. Limp Vellum. SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats. London: (Chiswick Press for the Reed Pale Press), 1935. Small, slim quarto, original full limp vellum, top edge gilt, uncut, blue silk ties.Limited edition of Shelley's moving tribute to his fallen friend, the poet John Keats. Number 180 of 250 copies, printed in red and black by the Chiswick Press and bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.Composed as a pastoral elegy, specifically in the tradition of Milton's beautiful... Read more
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$650.00
Leicestershire.

Leicestershire.

by GRAHAM, Rigby

1 . hardback. Fine. Large oblong folio. Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white, and with pictorial end-papers. Leicester (Gadsby Gallery/Sycamore Press) 1980. Black 1/4-morocco and green boards. A fine copy in orange slipcase. Edition of 150 copies printed at the Daedalus Press, and signed by RG. This copy marked "Publisher's Copy" and signed by the publisher, Trevor Hickman.
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$950.00
Nisi Dominus

Nisi Dominus

by Pepler, Hilary Douglas Clarke as by H.D.C.P

Ditchling: S. Dominic's Press, 1919. First edition. 8vo, 56pp. Woodcuts from Eric Gill, Desmond Chute, and Ralph Beedham. Publisher's quarter linen over brown paper boards, lettered in black. Some foxing to cloth spine and bumping to upper corners, clean internally. Very good or better. Uncommon hardcover issue from Pepler and Saint Dominic's press, profusely illustrated. The work was also issued in wraps. Gill 372.
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$250.00
A Christmas Poem

A Christmas Poem

by [Anonymous]; Anderson, Victor R. (Illustrator)

[Berkeley, California]: The Hart Press, 1975. Limited Edition. Wraps. Fine. Anderson, Victor R.. Limitation not stated, quarto size, [8] pp. The annual Christmas publication issued by Ruth and James D. Hart, to friends in a limited edition; the limitation not stated, but likely an edition of 140 copies. James D. Hart (1911-1990) was an American literary scholar and professor at UC Berkeley for fifty-four years; he is perhaps best known for his work "The Oxford Companion to American Literature". This... Read more
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$83.00
Ancestor Worship: A Cycle of Eighteen Poems [SIGNED, Limited Edition]

Ancestor Worship: A Cycle of Eighteen Poems [SIGNED, Limited Edition]

by Humphreys, Emyr (1919 – 2020); Eric Malthouse (Illust.)

Denbigh, Wales, United Kingdom: Gwasg Gee, 1970. Limited edition. Hardcover. pp. 40. Slim 8vo., measuring 5.5" x 8.75". Publisher's textured, dark-green buckram over boards with bright gilt lettering and illustration to the spine, and front board. One lovely full-page abstract colour plate accompanied with whimsical drawings throughout. Extremities, and text-block entirely without blemish with bright, clean, and unmarked pages, and tight, sound binding; near fine. SIGNED in ink by the author to the... Read more
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$120.00
THE GOLD RUSH LETTERS OF J. D. B. STILLMAN; With An Introduction by Kenneth Johnson

THE GOLD RUSH LETTERS OF J. D. B. STILLMAN; With An Introduction by Kenneth Johnson

by STILLMAN, J. D. B

Palo Alto: Lewis Osborne, 1967. First Thus. Cloth. Fine/Custom Clear Mylar. 75 (3) pp. Edition limited to 2350 un-numbered copies. Illustrated from vintage prints from the Bancroft Library. Vintage map endpapers. Introduction by historian Kenneth Johnson. Designed by Lewis Osborne and printed by George Waters of San Francisco. Beige buckram cloth; gilt front cover illustration and spine titling. 10 1/2" x 7 ". The letters of physician J. D. B. Stillman, M.D. concerning his coming to Gold Rush... Read more
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$30.00