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The Ideal Book Or Book Beautiful. A Tract on Calligraphy, Printing & Illustration And On The Book Beautiful As A Whole

The Ideal Book Or Book Beautiful. A Tract on Calligraphy, Printing & Illustration And On The Book Beautiful As A Whole

by Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson; Arif Press; Wesley Tanner

Berkeley, CA: Arif Press, 1981-82. Prospectus, 6.5" x 4.5", Letterpress On Laid Paper with Deckled Edge, Very Good+. "The Arif Press is pleased to announce as the first in a series of Printer's Chapbooks." This is the Prospectus for a book, not the book itself.
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$25.00
William Caxton: An English Printer.  [Printer's Proof Copy?]

William Caxton: An English Printer. [Printer's Proof Copy?]

by John Henry Nash (printer); Henry Lewis Bullen; Zellerbach Paper Company

San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1934. Broadside. 15.5" x 12.5" Oblong Folio. Loose Folded Sheets, Letterpress on Deckled Watermarked ("Alexandra") Laid Paper, Illustrated Capital (not illuminated), Gothic Font in Black Ink, Black & White Engraving after F. Bacon from the original painting. Very Good +. [8 pp.] Scarce.
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$100.00
Old California; being ten reproductions of original watercolors painted by Rowena Meeks Abdy, with a foreword by Gottardo Piazzoni, an introduction & descriptive text by H. Bennett Abdy. Numbered 94 of 400. Signed dedication by Artist following title page, to book's previous owner, Fred Keast, whose book plate is tipped inside cover

Old California; being ten reproductions of original watercolors painted by Rowena Meeks Abdy, with a foreword by Gottardo Piazzoni, an introduction & descriptive text by H. Bennett Abdy. Numbered 94 of 400. Signed dedication by Artist following title page, to book's previous owner, Fred Keast, whose book plate is tipped inside cover

by John Henry Nash; Rowena Meeks Abdy; H Bennett Abdy; Howard J. Griffith (etch.); Gottardo Piazzoni (fwd)

San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1924. Folio. Beige Cloth on Marbled Boards, Ten Plates mounted on deckled rag with letterpress printing. Boards Good with corners worn to boards & text block somewhat wavy, else Near Fine. Large folio sized book, may cost extra for shipping.
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$500.00
Seasons Greetings. Antoinette and Warren Howell. 1850s Painting of San Francisco attributed to Fanny Berry, niece of Fulton G. Berry.

Seasons Greetings. Antoinette and Warren Howell. 1850s Painting of San Francisco attributed to Fanny Berry, niece of Fulton G. Berry.

by Antoinette and Warren Howell; Fanny Berry (illustr)

San Francisco: Antoinette and Warren Howell, [ca. 1960]. Folded Sheet. 14" x 11". Color print. [4 pp.] Very Good. Scarce. "This scene, painted in the 1850s, shows Meigg's Wharf, which was built between Powell and Mason Streets in 1853 and extended sixteen hundred feet into the Bay. Filbert Street is in the foreground and Powell Street is in the right middleground. In the left background, the edge of Alcatraz Island is beyond." Warren Richardson Howell was... Read more
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$75.00
BURNING HELIX: Exhibition of Multicolor Lithographs Realizing the Genetic Code

BURNING HELIX: Exhibition of Multicolor Lithographs Realizing the Genetic Code

by Wayne, June

Los Angeles: UCLA, 1971. June Wayne. Exhibition of Multicolor Lithographs Realizing the Genetic Code. BURNING HELIX. Exhibit catalog for June Wayne. Exhibit at the Dixon Art Center of the University of California at Los Angeles, January 13 through February 14 1971. Sewn in wraps of laid paper with deckle edge. 12mo. 5-3/8 x 7-3/4 inches. [8 pp.] Fine. From the collection of Frederick Gale Ruffner, Jr. (1926-2014) the founder of the Detroit based reference book publisher, Gale Research.
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$50.00
Fine Print: A Review for the Arts of the Book

Fine Print: A Review for the Arts of the Book

by Arif Press; Wesley B. Tanner (print)

Berkeley, CA: Wesley Tanner, [1974]. 4to. Broadside, Letterpress On Laid Paper, Near Fine. Finely printed subscription advertisement.
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$35.00
The Coming Of The King. (Elizabethan Song of unknown authorship)

The Coming Of The King. (Elizabethan Song of unknown authorship)

by Philip Reed (Chicago)

Chicago: Printing Office of Philip Reed, [ca. 1954]. Holiday Greeting Broadside, On Four-Folded Sheet. 4.5" x 6", [8 pp.]. Very Good. Letterpress on Wove, Color Engraving. Mr. Reed was known for an innovative technique that created multicolored prints from wood engravings, a technique similar to color separation in offset printing.
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$75.00
Typographic & Calligraphic Design

Typographic & Calligraphic Design

by Raymond Franklin DaBoll (Chicago); Collins & Alexander (engrav.); George C. Domke (print); A-1 Composition Company (typog.)

Chicago: Raymond DaBoll, [1956]. 8vo. 4 pp. Folded Illustrated Sheet, Multitone Color Printing. Very Good. From the Collection of the Book Designer Philip Grushkin (1921 - 1998). Scarce.
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$50.00
Christmas Greetings MDCCCCXVI Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Rosseter

Christmas Greetings MDCCCCXVI Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Rosseter

by John Henry Nash

San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1896. Finely Printed Christmas Card. 11.5" x 8" Letterpress on Watermarked Deckled Laid Paper, French-Fold Sheet, & Engravings. [4 pp.] Gilt capital. Near Fine. Scarce.
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$125.00
Philip Reed Announces The Opening of His Printing Office at 44 East Superior Street, Chicago, Illinois, where his service is available for typographic design, wood engraving in color and black & white, illustration and printing

Philip Reed Announces The Opening of His Printing Office at 44 East Superior Street, Chicago, Illinois, where his service is available for typographic design, wood engraving in color and black & white, illustration and printing

by Printing Office of Philip Reed (Chicago)

Chicago: Printing Office of Philip Reed, [ca. 1946]. Broadside. 10.5" x 6.5" Very Good. Letterpress on Laid Paper with Deckled Edge, with Colored Wood Engraving. Scarce. Mr. Reed was known for an innovative technique that created multicolored prints from wood engravings, a technique similar to color separation in offset printing.
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$150.00
Uda Waldrop

Uda Waldrop

by Bohemian Club (San Francisco, CA); Edmund Leslie Taylor

San Francisco, CA: Bohemian Club, 1951. 4to. [3 pp.], Folded Sheet, Letterpress On Deckled Wove, Near Fine. Memorial. Card laid in with note "The tribute to Uda Walfrop which was sent you recently was written by Edmund Leslie Taylor, Mr. Waldrop's close friend and fellow Bohemian." Title printed in Goudy Text type; red decorative initial letter; text printed in Franciscan type. Scarce.
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$50.00
Homage To The New World

Homage To The New World

by Harper, Michael S

San Francisco, CA.: Hermes Press, [1975?]. BROADSIDE. 4to. Printed On Grey Recycled Paper, Very Good, with minor shelf wear.
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$25.00
Poem

Poem

by Pasternak, Boris

Santa Barbara, Calif.: Unicorn Press, 1967. Poetry broadside from the Unicorn Folio album Series 1, No. 4, printed by Noel Young and designed by Alan Brilliant, limited to 375 copies. Single sheet measuring 10 x 9 inches. Translated by George L. Kline. Noted in McNeil A14a.
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$40.00
The Type Speaks

The Type Speaks

by Goudy, Frederic W. (des.)

[Philadelphia, PA: Lansten Monotype Machine Company, 1938.]. Broadside: The Type Speaks by Frederic W. Goudy. 6-5/16 x 8-1/4 inches. This piece by Goudy was reported to be his favorite, and was printed several times by different presses. Very Good. Scarce. From the collection of San Franciscan Albert Sperisen.
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$75.00
Valenti Angelo. Author, Illustrator, Printer. An Autobiographical Story

Valenti Angelo. Author, Illustrator, Printer. An Autobiographical Story

by Valenti Angelo

Bronxville, NY: Valenti Angelo, [ca. 1970]. 8vo. 39 pp. Stapled Blue Wraps Printed in Red, Very Good with minor toning to covers, else Near Fine. Black, red and green ink, illustrated. Letterpress on laid paper. Printed by the Meriden Gravure Co. (Meriden, Conn.).
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$50.00
The Arion Press Prospectus for Birds of the Pacific Slope, as Painted & Described by Andrew Jackson Grayson

The Arion Press Prospectus for Birds of the Pacific Slope, as Painted & Described by Andrew Jackson Grayson

by Arion Press; Andrew Hoyem; Andrew Jackson Hoyem

San Francisco, CA: Arion Press, 1986. PROSPECTUS. 8vo. 14 pp., Soft Covers, Good, with damp-staining near head of spine, textblock slightly warped as a result. Two color plates, reproductions of Grayson's paintings at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, and photograph of Hoyem. Promotional materials from Arion Press present.
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$50.00
Books Designed & Printed by Grant Dahlstrom.

Books Designed & Printed by Grant Dahlstrom.

by Grant Dahlstrom (Pasadena, CA)

Pasadena, CA: Castle Press, [1981]. 12mo. Stapled Wraps [16 pp.] Very Good. Color Illustration on cover, black & white plates within.
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$25.00
Season's Greetings. Jean, Phil and Paul Grushkin

Season's Greetings. Jean, Phil and Paul Grushkin

by Philip Grushkin

Hackensack, NJ: Philip Grushkin, [ca. 1980]. Greeting Card. 17 x 27 cm. Oblong. Print of Photograph, Monochrome in Green Ink, on fine paper. From the Collection of the Book Designer Philip Grushkin (1921 - 1998).
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$35.00
Peter B. Howard. A Portrait by John Ruyle

Peter B. Howard. A Portrait by John Ruyle

by Ruyle, John

Berkeley, Calif.: Panjandrum Editions, 1991. 4.25 x 6.75 inches. 4 pp. One of 100 copies printed August 1991 at the Pequod Press, Berkeley.
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$20.00
A Carol

A Carol

by Merton, Thomas

Santa Barbara, Calif.: Unicorn Press, 1967. Poetry broadside from the Unicorn Folio album Series 1, No. 4, printed by Noel Young and designed by Alan Brilliant, limited to 375 copies. Single folded sheet measuring 11 x 12.5 inches. Illustration by Merton. Noted in McNeil A14a.
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$40.00
A Christmas Psalm, 1935. Signed

A Christmas Psalm, 1935. Signed

by Saroyan, William

San Francisco: Gelber Lilienthal Inc. by Grabhorn Press, 1935. 4to. Original boards. [6]pp. First edition, limited to 200 numbered copies, signed by William Saroyan in green ink. Kherdian A2; Heller & Magee, 237. Loosely inserted is a Christmas card from the publishers. Small stains on cover. Very good.
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$275.00
A Rather Private Press. One of 200 copies. First Edition

A Rather Private Press. One of 200 copies. First Edition

by The Rather Press (Oakland, CA); Clif and Lois Rather

Oakland, CA: Rather Press, 1977. 12mo. String-bound Chapbook. Letterpress On Wove Rag, Salmon Rag Covers, Both with Deckled Edges. 9 pp. Very Good.
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$50.00
God

God

by Berrigan, Daniel

Santa Barbara, Calif.: Unicorn Press, 1969. Poetry broadside from the Unicorn Folio album Series 2, No. 2, printed by Noel Young and designed by Alan Brilliant, limited to 350 copies. Single sheet measuring 8 x 16 inches. Noted in McNeil A14a.
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$40.00
Whoever Has Taught Me One Letter Has Made Me His Slave

Whoever Has Taught Me One Letter Has Made Me His Slave

by Kindersley, David

Cambridge, England: David Kindersley's Workshop, ca. 1970s. One folded sheet ([6] pp.) measuring 9 x 6 inches when folded. Keepsake printed by Christopher Skelton, nephew of Eric Gill, taught by Rene Hague at Hague & Gill at Pigotts. Near fine.
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$30.00
Confessions Of An Addict. First Edition

Confessions Of An Addict. First Edition

by Four Penny Press (New York); Martin K. Speckter

New York : Four Penny Press, 1977. 12mo. Stapled Wraps. Letterpress On Wove Paper, Black and Green Ink. [8 pp.] Illustrated. Very Good. Scarce First Edition.
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$75.00