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Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson. LlD., The

Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson. LlD., The

by BOSWELL, James; JOHNSON, Samuel; [LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB]

Bloomfield, Connecticut: The Limited Editions Club, 1974. Sam and Jim's Classic Schlep Through Scotland BOSWELL, James. [JOHNSON, Samuel]. The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson. LlD. With Marginal Comments and Markings from a Copy Annotated by Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi. Illustrated with Reproductions of Contemporary Prints by Thomas Rowlandson. (Bloomfield, Connecticut): Printed for the Members of The Limited Editions Club at the Sign of the Stone Book, 1974. Limited to 2000... Read more
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$150.00
Midsummer-Night's Dream, A.

Midsummer-Night's Dream, A.

by RACKHAM, Arthur; SHAKESPEARE, William

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1939. The Final Book Published During Rackham's Lifetime [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer-Night's Dream. The Text of the First Folio, with Quarto Insertions, Edited and Amended Where Obscure by Herbert Farjeon. Illustrated from Water-colors by Arthur Rackham. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1939. Deluxe edition limited to 1,950 copies of which this is no. 1306. Folio (12 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches; 328 x 223 mm.). Six color... Read more
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$1,250.00
Smoke

Smoke

by Plimpton, Sarah

[New York, 2011. Artist's book, one of 10 copies only, all on Somerset paper, each signed and numbered by author / artist, Sarah Plimpton. Page size: 11-3/4 x 15-5/8 inches; 10pp. including titlepage and colophon. Bound: loose as issued in grey cloth over card stock envelope printed with author and title in dark grey on front panel. The ten pages, which are all original woodcuts, as well as the text printed letterpress in grey ink in Caslon, were accomplished by Sarah Plimpton with the assistance of... Read more
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$950.00
The Sonnets of William Shakespeare.

The Sonnets of William Shakespeare.

by [Plantin Press] William SHAKESPEARE

Los Angeles:: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Booksellers, April 1974., 1974. Sm. 8vo. 154 pp. 2 illustrations by Mary Kuper. Original binding by Max J. Adjarian in quarter Levant morocco, decorative paper (designed by the printer), raised bands, gilt spine. Fine copy. LIMITED EDITION—74 of 120 numbered copies. Printed by Saul & Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press, Los Angeles. With wood engravings by Mary Kuper. This is the rarest and most desired hand-printed work from a Southern California printer. It is... Read more
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$4,000.00
Green Branches

Green Branches

by STEPHENS, James

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916. 'JS' Bound by 'AS' [BINDING]. STEPHENS, James. Green Branches. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916. First American Edition. Limited to 500 copies. Octavo (8 3/16 x 5 11/16 inches; 208 x 145 mm.). 32 unnumbered leaves printed on one side only. Bound in 1922, stamp-signed "A - S 1922" in gilt on rear turn-in. Full dark green levant morocco, covers decoratively tooled in gilt with a framework of flowers and stems surrounding a gilt ruled border which in turn... Read more
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$1,250.00
Bronze Wood

Bronze Wood

by Sandburg, Carl

San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1941. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Red-orange cloth spine, printed paper label, wood veneer sides. Trace of wear to the edges else a fine copy. One of 50 special numbered copies printed for Gelber, Lilienthal, Inc. With an original photograph by Henry Flannery as a frontispiece. This is number 16. Signed by Sandburg and Flannery on the leaf following the title. Grabhorn Bibliography No. 358. .
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$500.00
A TRUE AND FEAREFULL VEXATION OF ONE ALEXANDER NYNDGE: : BEING MOST  HORRIBLY TORMENTED WITH THE DEUILL... A SINGLE LEAF FROM

A TRUE AND FEAREFULL VEXATION OF ONE ALEXANDER NYNDGE: : BEING MOST HORRIBLY TORMENTED WITH THE DEUILL... A SINGLE LEAF FROM

by Edward Nynge?

[By W. Stansby] for W. B[Arrett?]. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1615. Paperback. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 2 pages; I am uncertain of this origin but believe it to be correct. The period of 1615 is pretty certainly right. This is a single leaf. However I have received a comment from a collector calling me to task and stating that I am almost certainly wrong in my assumption. "The image looks like this is a leaf from the 'Postilla super Psalterium' by Nicolaus de Lyra... Read more
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$39.15
Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, The

Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, The

by CHAUCER, Geoffrey; PERDIX PRESS; PHIPPS, Howard, illustrator

Salisbury: Perdix Press, 1984. Superb Photo-Litho Facsimile of the Original 1476 Edition [CHAUCER, Geoffrey]. PERDIX PRESS. The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales... In the Original Text from Caxton's First Edition into Modern English by Nevill Coghill. Salisbury: Perdix Press, 1984. Number 3 of 10 copies signed by Mark Franklin (preface) and Walter Partridge (introduction). Small folio (10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches; 260 x 184 mm.). 80, [2], [1, limitation], [1, blank] pp. Title-page printed in red and... Read more
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$750.00
The Liberty Of The Press: Two Addresses Delivered By Harry Weinberger.

The Liberty Of The Press: Two Addresses Delivered By Harry Weinberger.

by Weinberger, Harry

Berkeley Heights, NJ: Oriole Press. Lacks nearly half of spine else about VG.. 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. 39 pages; *Boards, title page printed in two colors, three facsimile plates. **Inscribed by Harry Weinberger to Robert Moses with admiration, Aug. 23, 1934.1 of 550 copies. The titles of the two addresses are "The Liberty of the Press" and "Andrew Hamilton." ; Signed by Author .
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$65.00
Golem

Golem

by Spicer, Jack and Fran Herndon

New York: Granary Books, 1999. First printing. (18) pp., 5.5 x 8.75 inches. With an afterword by Kevin Killian, and reproductions of collages by Fran Herndon. Of an edition of 150 copies, one of 50 hors commerce, signed by Fran Herndon at the colophon. Designed and printed letterpress by Philip Gallo at the Hermetic Press; images printed on a Canon 1000 Laser Color Copier; books bound in printed paper over boards at the Campbell-Logan Binder. As new. In 1997, while Kevin Killian was assisting artist... Read more
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$173.00
Lincoln, The Literary Genius

Lincoln, The Literary Genius

by Barzun, Jacques

Evanston: The Shori Private Press, 1960. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. 49,(3)pp. Hand printed on Ticonderoga Laid Text paper using types after Garamont. Bound in full marbled sheep. spine gilt with a red leather lettering label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Housed in a slipcase covered in decorated paper. The binding is like a special binding as it bears the name of the original owner on the upper board: Claude C. Bowman. One of 120 numbered copies signed by the printer. Ward Shori. This is... Read more
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$350.00
The Passionate Pirate.

The Passionate Pirate.

by Strouse, Norman H

North Hills: Bird & Bull Press. Fine. 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. There is only the slightest bit of toning where the deckle edge protrudes. This copy is not "browned as usual." ; 8vo; 91, [1] pages; Plain half brown morocco and patterned boards, without title, 6 illustrations, bibliography. **Taylor A5. In an edition of 200 numbered copies this is copy "H. M." Binding sample, in black ink, and in blue ink "The first finished copy- for my old buddy Jack... 8/19/64... Read more
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$375.00
Quatre Fois Son Portrait dans les Etats-Unis d'Amerique. Four Portraits of Him in the United States. Bi-lingual edition with English translation by Joshua Watsky. Poem by James Sacre. Original Painting by Julius Baltazar

Quatre Fois Son Portrait dans les Etats-Unis d'Amerique. Four Portraits of Him in the United States. Bi-lingual edition with English translation by Joshua Watsky. Poem by James Sacre. Original Painting by Julius Baltazar

by Curry, Coleen (Binder). Wequetequock Cove Editions. Sacre, James

Stonington, CT: Wequetequock Cove Editions, 2012. Artist's book, in a unique binding by Coleen Curryone of 30 copies with text printed on Velin d'Arche, the original watercolor that is the frontispiece is on Sekishu Japan paper, as are the four copperplate engravings, all copies signed by the artist, the author, and his translator, Joshua Watsky, who is also the publisher. Page size: 12.8 x 9.8 x 1/2 inches; 32pp. Bound by Coleen Curry: full goat cerulean blue leather binding with laced on boards with... Read more
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$9,500.00
Defence of Guenevere, and Other Poems, The

Defence of Guenevere, and Other Poems, The

by [KELMSCOTT PRESS]; MORRIS, William

London: Sold by Reeves & Turner, 1892. The First Kelmscott Press Book to be Bound in Limp Vellum, and the Only One Lettered by Hand on the Spine [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. The Defence of Guenevere, and Other Poems. [London: Sold by Reeves & Turner, 1892]. One of 300 paper copies, out of a total edition of 310 copies. Small quarto (8 x 5 3/4 inches; 203 x 141 mm.). [2, blank], [2], 169, [1, colophon], [2, blank] pp. Printed in red and black in Golden type. Decorative woodcut borders and... Read more
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$5,500.00
Traditional Hungarian Songs.

Traditional Hungarian Songs.

by Snodgrass, W. D. [Janus Press]

Newark, VT: The Janus Press (For Charles Seluzicki), 1978., 1978. Decorations cut by Dorian McGowan. Limited to 300 numbered copies SIGNED by Snodgrass, this being #143. 4to. Unpaginated. Bound in stiff decorated grey wrappers. Printed by Claire van Vliet and Victoria Fraser at the Janus Press. Very fine.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Soft cover. As New.
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$80.00
Toilers of the Sea, The

Toilers of the Sea, The

by HUGO, Victor; LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB; OFFICINA BODONI; MARANGONI, Tranquillo

Verona: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club, 1960. Dedicated to the Island of Guernsey HUGO, Victor. The Toilers of the Sea. In the translation by Isabel F. Hapgood and with an introduction by Matthew Josephson. Illustrated with wood-engravings by Tranquillo Marangoni. Verona: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club, 1960. Limited to 1,500 copies signed by Giovanni Mardersteig and Tranquillo Marangoni, this being no. 1201. Large octavo (10 5/16 x 7 1/8 inches; 262 x 181... Read more
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$200.00
Roller-Printed Paste Papers for Bookbinding

Roller-Printed Paste Papers for Bookbinding

by Morris, Henry

North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1975. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Oblong 4to. 60 finely printed letterpress pages including full page paste-paper samples. One of approximately 215 numbered copies; this is copy 87. The text is set in Centaur and Codex types, and printed on Hodgkinson hand made B & B paper. Bound with a vellum spine, gilt, and paste-paper boards in a design of birds and bulls. .
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$750.00
Pilgrim's Progress, The

Pilgrim's Progress, The

by BUNYAN, John; Bayntun

London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1906. An Elegantly Printed Edition of One of the Most Significant Works of Religious English Literature BUNYAN, John. The Pilgrim's Progress. [The Royal Library Chef D'Oeuvre Series]. London, Arthur L. Humphreys, 1906. Octavo. (9 1/8 x 6 5/8 inches; 233 x 166 mm). [4], 327, [1 blank] pp. Title-page printed in red and black. Bound by Bayntun in early twentieth-century three-quarter dark blue polished calf ruled in gilt over blue cloth boards. Spine with five raised bands... Read more
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$400.00
A Christmas Sermon

A Christmas Sermon

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1928. Limited edition. Stiff card. Fine. One large sheet folded to make four pages, folio. Title printed on obverse of page one, the text of the Sermon on the inner two-page spread, and the final page blank. Beautifully printed letterpress in a Gothic font. Each of the four sections of Stevenson's work is introduced by an illuminated capital with hand-colored foliage. The title runs across the top of both pages in gilt with more flowers lightly colored in pink, blue,... Read more
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$750.00
Stitch in Time; or Pride Prevents a Fall, A.

Stitch in Time; or Pride Prevents a Fall, A.

by [NONESUCH PRESS]; Laver, James

London: Printed for the Nonesuch Press by Richard Clay & Sons, Ltd., Bungay, 1927. James Lever's "Stitch in Time" [NONESUCH PRESS]. LAVER, James. A Stitch in Time; or Pride Prevents a Fall. London: Printed for the Nonesuch Press by Richard Clay & Sons, Ltd., Bungay, 1927. First edition. Limited to 1,525 copies. Small folio (11 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches; 292 x 191 mm). 27, [1 colophon], [1 blank] pp. Printed on Arches cream laid paper in 18pt Caslon. Sewn into semi-stiff boards loosely covered with... Read more
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$150.00
Les Coupains

Les Coupains

by DUHAYON, Henri; ROMAINS, Jules; BOFA, Gus [RAYON d'OR/LIBRAIRIE GALLIMARD]

Paris: Le Rayon d'Or/Librairie Gallimard, 1952. A Spectacular Copy in a Stunning Binding Signed by the Author with an ALs by the Artist [DUHAYON, Henri, binder]. [BOFA, Gus, illustrator]. ROMAINS, Jules. Les Coupains. Avec douze aquarelles par Gus Bofa. N.p. [Paris]: Le Rayon d'Or, (1952). First edition illustrated by Bofa, limited to 3500 numbered copies sur vélin blanc des Papeteries de Lana, this being copy 3152. Octavo (8 1/4 x 6 1/8 in; 208 x 153 mm). 200, [1], [1, blank], [3, table], [1,... Read more
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$3,250.00
Blessed Damozel, The

Blessed Damozel, The

by ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel; RICKETTS, Charles; MOSHER, Thomas B

Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1901. One of Ten Copies Printed on vellum With Ten Fine Initial Letters Printed in Red and Black ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. RICKETTS, Charles. MOSHER, Thomas B. The Blessed Damozel. [colophon: Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1901]. First Variorum Edition. One of Ten Copies Printed on Vellum (this being No. 2), with Designs by Charles Ricketts. Small quarto (5 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 146 x 134 mm.). [i-v, blank], vi, limitation, [inserted photogravure portrait],... Read more
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$4,850.00
Gogmagog

Gogmagog

by [GOGMAGOG PRESS]; CHAMBERS, David; FRANKLIN, Colin; TUCKER, Alan

Pinner: Private Libraries Association, 1991. [GOGMAGOG PRESS]. CHAMBERS, David. FRANKLIN, Colin. TUCKER, Alan. Gogmagog. Morris Cox & the Gogmagog Press. Pinner: Private Libraries Association, 1991. First edition. Octavo (10 11/16 x 7 1/8 inches; 271 x 181 mm.). 184 pp. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. Publisher's orange cloth with black stripes. A fine copy.
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$80.00
A Considerable Speck

A Considerable Speck

by Frost, Robert

(Salem: Colonial Society, 1939. Hunter, Dard. First separate edition, which consisted of fewer than 100 copies. A single folded sheet with one page of type, printed by Dard Hunter II at the MIT Paper Museum Press. Inscribed by Frost to Martin K. Howes at foot of poem. Frost read this delightful piece about a fly on a piece of paper, which had appeared previously in the Atlantic Monthly, aloud at a Colonial Society dinner. This is the second use of this typeface, created by Hunter, who cut the steel... Read more
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$2,200.00
Hand Over Hand

Hand Over Hand

by Plimpton, Sarah

[New York, 2006. One of 15 copies, all on Arches and Hosokawa Ohban papers, each hand numbered and signed by the author / artist / printer, Sarah Plimpton, in pencil on colophon page. Page size: 7 inches x 10 inches; 30pp. Bound by Claudia Cohen: wrappers of gray handmade paper, sewing exposed on spine of red linen thread, also visible in the gutters of text pages, label printed on red Japanese paper with author's name and title, fine. Containing 8 original woodcuts, 7 of which are in black; the 8th is... Read more
Item Price
$950.00