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Leases of tithes, of Stamfordham, to William Fenwick, of East Heddon, Co. Northumberland

Leases of tithes, of Stamfordham, to William Fenwick, of East Heddon, Co. Northumberland

[Cheltenham]: [Middle Hill Press], 1871 1 page printed on a folio leaf, transcribing a document from 1646 between John Fenwick of East Heddon and Henry Widdrington of Blackeheddon. Light soiling and browning. Holzenberg 211, dated from a proof copy at the Grolier Club.. Disbound. Good.
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£20.00
The Gospel According to St. Luke

The Gospel According to St. Luke

by St. Luke

New York: The John Day Company, 1926. A near fine copy in original glassine. Bound in teal-coloured cloth with gilt lines. An edition limited to 1250 of which 750 were for sale. Printed by William Rudge. 86pp. A handsome edition finely printed.. First Limited Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Glassine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.
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£25.00
Pale Blue Nightgown

Pale Blue Nightgown

by Golding, Louis

Corvinus Press, 1936. Hardback, original half blue-stained vellum over pale blue woven boards, with slipcase. [28]pp. Number 44 of 60 copies printed on Portal 'Whitechurch' paper, numbered and signed by the author. Additionally inscribed by the printer "to Ronnie from Carlow" below colophon. Spine faded but otherwise an excellent copy lwith ittle sign of use.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.
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£1,000.00
The Silverado Squatters The Introductory Chapter

The Silverado Squatters The Introductory Chapter

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Gloucestershire: Kit-Cat Press. Near Fine. 1988. Stapled wraps. Text is clean. Paper cover boards show only traces of wear. Limited printing - 500 copies only. ; From colophon: A Keepsake from Al and Kitty Newman of Vallejo, California. Designed and printed in 500 copies by Kenneth Hardacre at his Kit-Cat Press. .
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$15.00
December

December

by Cooke, Elanor

Redlake Press, 2003. Hardback, original cloth-backed boards. A poem for each of the first 24 days of December, each with separate wood engraving by Peter Reddick. Number 70 of 150 copies signed by the author and artist. The prospectus loosely inserted. Just a little rubbing to top edge of front board. Nicely produced and an excellent copy.. Signed by Author and Artist. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Peter Riddick.
Item Price
£60.00
Ponkapog Papers

Ponkapog Papers

by Aldrich, Thomas Bailey

Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1903. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. navy cloth spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Very good. Rogers, Bruce. 195 pages. 19 x 11.5 cm. Printed by the Riverside Press with typography by Bruce Rogers. Owner inscriptions and bookplate. ROGERS 87. WARDE 41.
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$75.00
The Banging Rocks: a  Dissertation on the Origins of a Species of Rock Descended with Modification from the Ancient Piroboli, Completed with Elaborate Descriptions of its Sexual and Social Habits, Information Regarding its Behaviors and Activities, as well as Details Pertaining to its Care and Feeding

The Banging Rocks: a Dissertation on the Origins of a Species of Rock Descended with Modification from the Ancient Piroboli, Completed with Elaborate Descriptions of its Sexual and Social Habits, Information Regarding its Behaviors and Activities, as well as Details Pertaining to its Care and Feeding

by [Abecedary Press] Carol, Mark Philip; Alan James Robinson, illustrator and book designer

Easthampton, MA: Abecedary Press, 1990. Hardcover. Fine. Hardcover. Number 8 of 10 deluxe copies signed by the artist. This Abecedary Press Production's book was written by Mark P. Carol, as a contemplation inspired by a trip to the Galapagos Islands to view Haley's Comet. It is a humorous look at contemporary social and sexual values through the guise of rocks (occasionally referred to as the "pet rock turns 30-something.") Alan James Robinson illustrated the book with two handsome wood engravings and... Read more
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$2,500.00
The Trial

The Trial

by Kafka, Franz

Avon, CT: Limited Editions Club, 1975. leather_bound. Full oasis grain red leather stamped in gold and in blind. Fine in fine black slipcase red spine label. Alan. E. Cober. 268 pages. 26 x 19.5 cm. Translation by Edwin and Wilma Muir, revised by E.M. Butler with an introduction by Erich Heller. illustrated with ten full page color wash drawings and black and white drawings by Alan E. Cober. printed at the Stinehour Press. Limited edition, copy 1267 of 2000, signed by Cober. Laid-in the LEC Monthly... Read more
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$185.00
The Golden Octopus. Legends of the South Seas

The Golden Octopus. Legends of the South Seas

by [YOUNG, Blamire] Hastings, Viscount

London: Eveleigh Nash & Grayson, 1928. YOUNG, Blamire. First edition, limited to 750 copies. Housed in decorative Batik paper boards and printed on rich cotton rag, with spirited colour plates by Blamire Young. The author, Viscount Hastings, studied under Diego Rivera and was the 16th Earl of Huntingdon. Quarto, twelve tipped-in colour plates (including frontispiece); original decorated papered boards with gilt text to cloth backstrip, some wear to the extremities of the boards, with the small... Read more
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AU$200.00
Grabhorn Press] PAI YA TU MA: GOD OF ALL DANCE AND HIS CUSTOMS OF THE FLUTE, ZUNI PUEBLO, 1932

Grabhorn Press] PAI YA TU MA: GOD OF ALL DANCE AND HIS CUSTOMS OF THE FLUTE, ZUNI PUEBLO, 1932

by Leslie Denman

San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1955. Limited Edition, one of 500 copies. Soft Cover. Very Good+ binding. Folio. Bound as issued in stiff blue wrappers; light rubbing to wrapper edges; contents clean. GB 571.
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$45.00
Vale Press Shakespeare] POEMS

Vale Press Shakespeare] POEMS

by Shakespeare, William | edited by Thomas Sturge Moore; decorations by Charles Ricketts

London: Hacon & Ricketts at the Vale Press and printed at the Ballantyne Press, 1903. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Octavo. cxviii, [2] pp. Limited edition, one of 310 copies. Bound in green cloth and stamped in blind with a design by Charles Ricketts; gilt title on the spine; printed on handmade paper with a "mermaid" watermark by Messrs. Arnold. This copy shows moderate soiling to the covers and fading of the spine; light shelfwear with the spine ends being a bit softened and top corners gently... Read more
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$250.00
THE DANIEL PRESS IN FROME

THE DANIEL PRESS IN FROME

by Chambers, David and Martyn Ould

Bath: Old School Press, 2011. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding. Octavo. x, 61, [1] pp + 48 plates. Limited Edition, number 97 of 175 copies, signed by Chambers and initialed by Ould beneath the colophon. Cloth-backed, paper covered boards; printed paper title label on the spine; a very bright and fresh copy; in addition to the illustrated plates, there are 2 tipped on reproductions. A beautifully printed volume cataloging some of the earliest items printed by the Daniel Press over its first decades in... Read more
Item Price
$225.00
The Second World War The Hinge of Fate

The Second World War The Hinge of Fate

by Winston S. Churchill

Connecticut: Easton Press, 1989. Collector's Edition. Full Leather. near fine. Bound in full black leather in gilt lettering and design to cover and spine. Red leather title labels. Five raised bands. 1000pp.Ribbon. Moire endpapers. Light scrathes to fore-edges.
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$60.00
Hips & Haws: Poems

Hips & Haws: Poems

by Coppard, A.E

Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1922. Hardcover. Orig. yellow boards with red cloth spine. Backstrip paper label. Very good. 44 pp. 8vo, mostly unopened. Limited edition, copy 258 of 500. Coppard's first book of poems and the seventh book of the press. This was the first book in which separately numbered copies were issued. The book contained several printer's errors which the author says, "moved me at the time to a desperate horror. Alas for those enthusiasms of youth -- they make me... Read more
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$70.00
Vale Press] POEMS FROM WORDSWORTH

Vale Press] POEMS FROM WORDSWORTH

by Wordsworth, William | edited and illustrated by T. Sturge Moore

London: Vale Press | Hacon & Ricketts printed at the Ballantyne Press, 1902. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Demy octavo. clxxxiii, [3] pp. Limited Edition, one of 310 copies. Bound as issued in full white buckram with title stamped in gold on the spine; printed in black in the Vale font with 6 illustrations designed and engraved by T. S. Moore. Binding is brighter than usually found, just a trifle toned at the spine. Light offsetting to the endpapers as well as what looks to be some ghosting from tape,... Read more
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$250.00
Robert Duncan A Descriptive Bibliography

Robert Duncan A Descriptive Bibliography

by Bertholf, Robert J

Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Orig.illustrated boards and cloth. Fine. 491 pages. Preface by Robert Creeley. Approximately sixty illustrations. Limited edition, Copy 5 of 176 signed by Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley and Robert J.Bertholf. These special copies were handbound by Earle Gray and designed by Barbara Martin.
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$175.00
THE NONESUCH PRESS: COMPLETION OF THE 1923 PROGRAMME

THE NONESUCH PRESS: COMPLETION OF THE 1923 PROGRAMME

London: Nonesuch Press, 1923. Original Sewn Wrappers. near Very Good binding. Octavo. 9 pp. Printed wrappers; some separation wrapper at the top and bottom of the spine; light foxing; order form laid in; lengthy descriptions including samples from 5 titles. One pages of seven books already printed and one page of synopsis of the 1924 Programme.
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$30.00
Notes On The Eragny Press, And A Letter to J.B. Mason; Edited with a Supplement By Alan Fern

Notes On The Eragny Press, And A Letter to J.B. Mason; Edited with a Supplement By Alan Fern

by Lucien Pissarro

Cambridge: Privately Printed, 1957. Hardcover. Orig. decorated gray boards in fan pattern. Fine. 51 pages. 20 x 13 cm. Limited edition, one of 500. Eleven illustrations in color and black and white. Preface by Brooke Crutchley, noting "The two pieces by Lucien Pissarro here printed for the first time, were found among the papers of his friend, James Bolivar Manson." Clean, very bright and fresh copy.
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$295.00
Saki Stories

Saki Stories

by Saki

Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1982. Limited Ediition. Full Leather. near fine. octavo. Bound in full brow eather with gilt lettering and design to covers and spine. Four raised bands. Moire endpapers. 279pp A very nice copy.
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$50.00
Anecdote related by Mr Steiger to Lord Mahon

Anecdote related by Mr Steiger to Lord Mahon

[Middle Hill]: [Middle Hill Press], 1863 3 pages + final blank. A ghost in the quarters of Mr Steiger. Just a little light browning and one or two creases. Holzenberg 448, dated from a proof copy seen by HP Kraus, however the watermark on this copy is 1837. So apparently using up old paper stocks.. Disbound. Good.
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£32.00
Ten Fables with twenty one illustrations by Rachel Russell

Ten Fables with twenty one illustrations by Rachel Russell

by [RUSSELL, Rachel] STEVENSON, Robert Louis

Chelsea: Swan Press, 1928. Rachel Russell. This attractive edition of Stevenson's fables is a pleasure to behold: the type is beautifully set amidst Russell's striking woodcut vignettes and this edition is printed in a large paper format with generous margins. Limited edition of 250 copies, printed in Baskerville type on hand-made paper. Large slim octavo, quarter cloth and patterned papered boards. Aside from some gentle external browning, this is a fine copy.
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AU$375.00
Mariage du Prince de Hornes avec Milady Marie Bruce]

Mariage du Prince de Hornes avec Milady Marie Bruce]

[Middle Hill]: [Middle Hill Press], 182- [4] pages printed on two separate folio sheets. Small margin folded over at the left where once bound into a volume. Martin states 50 copies printed. Holzenberg 260. Disbound. Good.
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£70.00
The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table

The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table

by Holmes, Oliver Wendell

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1955. Hardcover. Full cream buckram, gold-stamped leather label with drawings by the artist inset at covers. Fine in fine slipcase.. 300 pp. 8vo, tinted pencil drawings by Raymond J. Holden. Introduction by Van WyckBrooks. Limited edition, copy 1474 of 1500, and signed by Holden. NEWMAN & WICHE 257.
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$55.00
Sun, Sea & Earth

Sun, Sea & Earth

by Jefferies, Richard ; Clare, John ; Thomas, Edward

Whittington Press, 1989. Japanese style binding, sewn with ribbon, with paper wrappers, in slipcase. 31.5cm x 22.5cm. 22 French folded pages. 8 copper-engravings by Brian Hanscomb. Number 25 of 25 special copies printed on Hammer & Anvil hand-made paper. With an extra suite of plates. All plates signed by the artist. Slightest shelf wear to slipcase. A lovely copy.. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Hanscomb, Brian.
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£400.00
Two New Books from the Fleece Press, Dearest Joana & Tales from Bleeding Heart Yard,  PROSPECTUS

Two New Books from the Fleece Press, Dearest Joana & Tales from Bleeding Heart Yard, PROSPECTUS

by Hassell, Joan & Lawrence, Stanley

Upper Denby: The Fleece Press, 2000. The prospectus of this fine Fleece Press book in orange card covers. 8pp in orange card cover. PROSPECTUS ONLY.. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Prospectus.
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£10.00