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Sight and Touch

Sight and Touch

by Paz, Octavio

(NY): Limited Editions Club, 1994. Balthus. Folio. 12ff. One of 300 copies, signed by the author and Balthus, the illustrator. Text in Spanish, French, and English. Designed by Dan Carr and printed at the Wild Carrot Press in Hadley, MA, on handmade Kozo Uwazen paper, this trilingual edition of Paz's poem is illustrated with three full-page color woodcuts designed by Balthus, to whom the poem was dedicated. Balthus's paintings, from which the illustrations were cut into wood by Keiji Shinohara of... Read more about this item
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$1553.00
The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

by Andersen, Hans Christian

(Northampton, MA: Pennyroyal Press, 1974. Chamberlain, Sarah. Folio. (8)ff. One of forty copies signed by the artist, Sarah Chamberlain. Contains five tipped-in original etchings illustrating this amusing tale. According to Barry Moser, Chamberlain was a student at Hampshire College at the time, and while taking a figure drawing class with him became fascinated with Moser's letterpress shop, where she printed this work, and another book the following year entitled "Riddles." This is, in all likelihood,... Read more about this item
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$1438.00
Beirdd Gregynog. Gregynog Poets

Beirdd Gregynog. Gregynog Poets

by GREGYNOG PRESS; LOWE, Derek, binder

Tregynog, Powys: Gwasg Gregynog, 1987. The Gegynog Poets In a Fine Designer Binding by Derek Lowe [GREGYNOG PRESS]. [LOWE, Derek, binder]. Beirdd Gregynog. Gregynog Poets. [Nos. 1-12]. Gwasg Gregynog, Tregynog, Powys, 1987-1990. A selection of twelve poems selected by Meic Stephens. Complete set of twelve numbers. Number 182 of 400 sets handset either in 16- or 14-point Bembo, printed on Zerkall paper. Octavo (9 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches; 251 x 149 mm.). Twelve numbers, each [4] pp., Twelve... Read more about this item
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$950.00
Crucifix, with variant

Crucifix, with variant

Ditchling, 1919. Gill, Eric. Two prints by Gill. The first appears to be perhaps a ghost monotype, printed on tissue; it shows black in the quadrants divided by the crucifix where other printings show white (or neutral). The second is a variant, likely an early mockup toward the finished product and lacking the text border of the same. It is hand-colored and -lettered, with red outlining Christ's body and gold on His halo and crown of thorns. The hand-lettering points to Gill's ideas about the eventual... Read more about this item
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$489.00
Wind in the Willows, The

Wind in the Willows, The

by RACKHAM, Arthur; GRAHAME, Kenneth; Rogers, Bruce; Limited Editions Club

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940. Arthur Rackham's "Wind in the Willows" [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. With an Introduction by A.A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940. Limited to 2,020 numbered copies (this copy being No. 1315), signed by the designer, Bruce Rogers. Quarto (11 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches; 289 x 207 mm.). [2], 244, [2] pp. Sixteen mounted color plates. "Printed at the Walpole Printing... Read more about this item
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$1500.00
Masque of Comus, The

Masque of Comus, The

by DULAC, Edmund, illustrator; MILTON, John; [LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB]

New York: Printed for the Members of The Limited Editions Club at the University Press, Cambridge, 1954. John Milton's "Masque of Comus"— the Last Book Illustrated by Edmund Dulac [LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, The]. [DULAC, Edmund, Illustrator] MILTON, John. The Masque of Comus. The Poem by John Milton, with a Preface by Mark Van Doren & The Airs by Henry Lawes, with a Preface by Hubert Foss. Illustrated with Water-Colors by Edmund Dulac. [New York]: Printed for the Members of The Limited Editions Club at... Read more about this item
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$400.00
Not a First, by John Ashbery

Not a First, by John Ashbery

by Ashbery, John

Poestenkill, NY: Edition Kaldewey, 1987. Lasker, Jonathan. Oblong small quarto. (18)pp. One of forty-five regular copies. Signed by John Ashbery and Jonathan Lasker. Three original drawings by Lasker capture his real-time reactions of Ashbery's poem (and, presumably, the act of repetition with variation throughout an entire edition). Printed and executed on handmade paper, "Poestenkill leaves," which incorporates petals from Kaldewey's garden. The colophon claims that the deluxe edition would be bound... Read more about this item
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$6325.00
Noble & Joyous Boke Entytled Le Morte Darthur, The. Notwythstondyng it treateth of the byrth lyf and actes of the sayd Kynge Arthur: of his noble knyghtes of the Rounde Table, theyr merveyllous enquestes & adventures

Noble & Joyous Boke Entytled Le Morte Darthur, The. Notwythstondyng it treateth of the byrth lyf and actes of the sayd Kynge Arthur: of his noble knyghtes of the Rounde Table, theyr merveyllous enquestes & adventures

by [SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS]; MALORY, Sir Thomas

Oxford: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press..., 1933. The Shakespeare Head Press "Morte D'Arthur" With Twenty-Two Magnificent Half-Page Woodcuts Reproduced From Wynkyn de Worde's Folio Edition of 1498. [SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS]. MALORY, Sir Thomas. The Noble & Joyous Boke Entytled Le Morte Darthur. Notwythstondyng it treateth of the byrth lyf and actes of the sayd Kynge Arthur: of his noble knyghtes of the Rounde Table, theyr merveyllous enquestes & adventures, thachyevynge of the Sanc-Greall & in... Read more about this item
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$1650.00
Poems

Poems

by Corbiere, Tristan

Nevada City, CA: Berliner, Harold, 1988. Lederer, Wolfgang. Quarto. 105pp. One of 150 copies. This copy inscribed by the printer to wood engraver John DePol, with his bookplate and signature to front paste-down. Design and frontispiece illustration by Lederer. Translated by C. F. MacIntyre and printed in French and English, on opposing pages. The initials at the start of each English poem appear in gold. Bound in cloth-backed boards covered in marbled paper. Fine with matching slipcase. Prospectus laid... Read more about this item
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$288.00
Two Poems by Emily Dickinson

Two Poems by Emily Dickinson

by Dickinson, Emily

Cambridge, MA: Dept. of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harvard College, 1968. Angel, Marie. Square 16mo. (8)ff. One of 500 copies, signed by the artist. Marie Angel, who also contributed illustrations to A. Colish's 1974 edition of The Velveteen Rabbit, here adorns Dickinson's two poems with a diverse array of butterflies set softly over precise calligraphy. Dickinson's two poems, "The butterfly upon the sky..." and "My cocoon tightens..." are among her most charming and perhaps most autobiographical, as... Read more about this item
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$316.00
The Four Seasons. An Impression of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: a Landscape Panorama

The Four Seasons. An Impression of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter: a Landscape Panorama

London: Gogmagog Press, 1965. Cox, Morris. Four small octavo volumes, each (26)pp. One of 100 copies printed on Hosho paper, signed by the artist/printer Morris Cox. Each volume contains a colorful panorama of nature printed from heavily textured blocks, which give the offset prints an embossed effect. The changing seasons appear in a flowing image with delicate natural forms and subtle hues. Colin Franklin says that the group is "reckoned as the peak of his achievement as a printer." The texture of the... Read more about this item
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$2300.00
Grimod de la Reynière, by Franz Blei

Grimod de la Reynière, by Franz Blei

by Blei, Franz

(Hamburg: Gunnar A. Kaldewey, 1976. Kaldewey, Gunnar. Small quarto. (16)pp. One of thirty copies, this example printed on white Sheufelen paper. Signed by Gunnar Kaldewey on the colophon. The sole illustration is a relief-printed etching on the front cover showing the "Bibliothèque d'un Gourmand," taken from de la Reynière's almanacs. Franz Blei's 1924 essay on the figure acknowledged as the first French food critic is the first book produced by Kaldewey, who came from a successful career in... Read more about this item
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$6325.00
William Pickering

William Pickering

by Blumenthal, Joseph

Maple Shade, NJ: Pickering Press, 1984. DePol, John. Octavo. (18)pp. One of 100 copies. Highly illustrated with wood engravings printed in blue and black, including a frontispiece of Pickering and various printer's devices. Afterword by the printer, John Anderson. Example of Pickering's work tipped in. Bound in blue wrappers with decorative paper label. Slight fading, else near fine.
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$144.00
Song of a Boy

Song of a Boy

by HOLLAND, John; [Privately Printed]

London: Privately Printed, 1939. Posthumously Published Signed by the Author's Mother HOLLAND, John. Song of a Boy. London: Privately Printed, 1939. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author's mother on the front free endpaper: "To thank you for your/appreciation of my/son's work./Phyllis Holland." Small quarto. [2, blank], [6], 177, [1, blank] pp. Twenty-five plates, twenty-three in color (including frontispiece portrait) and two portraits from photographs. Descriptive tissue guards.... Read more about this item
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$150.00
Dream of John Ball and a King's Lesson

Dream of John Ball and a King's Lesson

by Morris, William

Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. Burne-Jones, Edward. Octavo. (x), 123pp. One of 300 copies on paper, this accompanied by an ALS from Morris to publisher John Lane, dated May 17, along with an envelope which gives the year as 1897. In it Morris tells Lane that he has "never written anything without putting my name on it" and that the "book in question" could not have been written by his father. The story of a socialist's dream about the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, under Wat Tyler and the priest John... Read more about this item
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$5175.00
Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, The

Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, The

by KELLIEGRAM BINDING; WHITE, Gilbert

London: Printed [at the Chiswick Press] for J. and A. Arch; Longman and Co.,[et al], 1837. A Superb Art Nouveau Binding [KELLIEGRAM BINDING]. WHITE, Gilbert. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. With the Naturalist's Calendar; and Miscellaneous Observations, extracted from his papers. London: Printed [at the Chiswick Press] for J. and A. Arch; Longman and Co.,[et al], [1837]. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 216 x 134 mm.). xxiv, 640 pp. Forty-five engraved vignette illustrations. A New... Read more about this item
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$6000.00
Types of the Private Press and Typefoundry of Paul Hayden Duensing

Types of the Private Press and Typefoundry of Paul Hayden Duensing

(N.p.): Paul Hayden Duensing, 1969. Duensing, Paul Hayden. One of 300 copies. Broadside measuring 31 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches (800x317mm), printed by offset. A selection of typefaces offered by the Typefoundry, including borders, ornaments, Hieroglyphics, and Greek, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew, and Cherokee alphabets. One faint spot, else fine.
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$316.00
Most Pleasant and Delectable Tale Of the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, The

Most Pleasant and Delectable Tale Of the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, The

by DE SAUTY, Alfred; ADLINGTON, William, translator; LANG, Andrew, editor

London: David Butt, 1887. A Fine Arts and Crafts Style Inlaid Binding by Alfred De Sauty [DE SAUTY, Alfred, binder]. ADLINGTON, William, translator. The Most Pleasant and Delectable Tale Of the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche. Done into English by William Adlington Of University College in Oxford. With a Discourse on the Fable By Andrew Lang, late Of Merton College In Oxford. London: David Nutt, 1887. Limited to five hundred and fifty copies. Octavo (7 5/8 x 5 inches; 193 x 125 mm.).[ii], [lxxxvi],... Read more about this item
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$4500.00
$144 a Month: Life in the Safety Net

$144 a Month: Life in the Safety Net

by Bogira, Steve

Chicago: Sherwin Beach Press, 1993. Tappin, Mike. Oblong octavo. 21pp. One of 200 copies. Four photographs by Mike Tappin depict people living on insubstantial government funds, the "safety net." The text by Steve Bogira, originally published in 1983 in the Chicago Reader, details the lives of those hovering at the poverty line, those who "are too good at surviving," and the government systems that dictate where and how funds are dispersed. In particular, the essay exposes how government programs and... Read more about this item
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$575.00
Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats

Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats

by SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe; CHISWICK PRESS; SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, binders

London: Chiswick Press for the Reed Pale Press, 1935. No more let life divide what death can join together." SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats. London: [Chiswick Press for the Reed Pale Press], 1935. Limited to 250 numbered copies printed on hand-made paper, of which this is no. 190. Small quarto (8 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches; 214 x 181 mm.). [1-4], 5-31, [32], [2, limitation printed in red, verso blank] pp. Title-page printed in black and red, chapter numbers printed in... Read more about this item
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$350.00
The Kelmscott Press Golden Legend: A Documentary History of Its Production Together with a Leaf from the Kelmscott Edition

The Kelmscott Press Golden Legend: A Documentary History of Its Production Together with a Leaf from the Kelmscott Edition

by Peterson, William S

(Council Bluffs, IA: University of Maryland at College Park Libraries and the Yellow Barn Press, 1990. DePol, John. Quarto. vi, 32pp. One of 170 copies. With an original leaf tipped in. Text by noted Morris scholar William S. Peterson, who provides documentation in the form of correspondence and diary entries. Peterson tells the story of the Kelmscott Press's seventh book, which was originally intended to be their initial publication, from inception to publication. With facsimilies of a page from an... Read more about this item
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$489.00
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

by RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM; GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS; BATEMAN, J. Yunge, illustrator

[London]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1958. A book, a woman, and a flask of wine: The three make heaven for me; it may be thine Is some sour place of singing cold and bare — But then, I never said thy heaven was mine. GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. BATEMAN, J. Yunge, illustrator. OMAR KHAYYÁM. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Edward Fitzgerald's Translation Reprinted from the first edition with his preface and notes. Drawings by J. Yunge Bateman. [London]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1958. One of 75... Read more about this item
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$650.00
Giacomo Joyce, by James Joyce

Giacomo Joyce, by James Joyce

by Joyce, James

NY: Vincent FitzGerald & Co, 1989. Brown, Hannah. Folio. (32)pp. One of fifty copies, signed by the artist, Susan Weil. Throughout the text are scattered collages, cut papers, and etchings that work together to create an interactive, multimedia experience for the reader, who thus physically engages with the work in a manner reflective of reading Joyce's stream-of-consciousness literature. The book most obviously and completely points toward this characteristic freedom in a prepublication sampling of The... Read more about this item
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$10925.00
L. Annaeus Florus [Works]

L. Annaeus Florus [Works]

by FLORUS, Lucius Annaeus; FLORUS, [Lucius] Publius Annaeus

Lugd. Batav. Leiden: apud Elzevirios, 1638. First Elzevier Edition FLORUS, Lucius Annaeus. L. Annaeus Florus [Works], CL. Salmasius, addidit Lucium Ampelium. & cod. M.S. nunquam antehac editum. Lugd. Batav. [Leiden]: apud Elzevirios, 1638. First Elzevier edition, second issue, with pp. 200 and 336 misnumbered as 220 and 536 respectively. Twelvemo (4 15/15 x 2 3/4 in; 126 x 70 mm). [8], 536 [i.e. 336], [16, index] pp. Engraved illustrated title-page, headpieces, tailpieces, initials. Contemporary... Read more about this item
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$950.00
26 Etchings by Shelly Fink

26 Etchings by Shelly Fink

Alford, MA, 1962. Fink, Sheldon. Small quarto. 28ff. One of forty copies. Etched title page and twenty-six fine etchings by Fink, ranging thematically from portraits to botany to insects. Many of Fink's etchings have a decidedly Baskinesque aesthetic, but Fink's circle centered primarily in New York, where he was friendly with Jack Levine and Raphael Soyer. For this collection, Fink commissioned Royall Moore to create paper with a high linen count, and this was the subject of a Popular Mechanics article... Read more about this item
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$1438.00