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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
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London: Grant Richards, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Robinson, W. Heath. First printing of this work with illustrations by W. Heath Robinson, two volumes (complete), quarto size, 815 total pp. A monumental collection of Francois Rabelais' (ca. 1493-1553) satirical novels of the life of two giants, Gargantua and Pantagruel, this two-volume set contains all five books telling of the adventures of these two characters; the text is rampant with Rabelais' wit, as well as baudy and often grotesque humour. Both volumes are filled with illustrations by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944), an exemplary book illustrator and cartoonist, "the only British illustrator to become a 'household name'" (Houfe). A contemporary of acclaimed illustrators Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac, Robinson is best known for his cartoons portraying elaborate and whimsical machinary made to complete simple tasks; in fact, his fame was such that the term "Heath Robinson" was used in the U ... Read more

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Blood Groups in Man

Race, R[obert] R[ussell] and Sanger, Ruth; Fisher, Ronald, Sir (Foreword)

  • Edition: 2nd Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
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Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1954. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Octavo size, 400 pp. Second edition (scarce in dust jacket for the early editions) of this important work on blood groups (blood types), which were first discovered in 1901; by the mid-20th century work on blood groups was progressing at a rapid pace, as noted on this edition's dust jacket - "The four years since publication of the first edition have seen the discovery of a ninth blood group system..." - today, 33 human blood group systems are recognized. ___ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Race and Sanger worked together beginning in the 1940s, they co-authored papers as well as six editions of this work, which were published between 1950 and 1975. They married in 1956 after the death of Race's first wife; Race was Director of the Blood Group Research Unit at The Lister Institute, and Sanger followed him as Director upon his death. ___DESCRIPTION: Navy blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine, plain ... Read more

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South Hampstead [London], 1917. No binding. Near fine. Rackham, Arthur. Original sketch printed to recto only, dimensions: about 7" by 4.5" A wonderful original drawing by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939), done in simple, flowing lines, depicting a Civil War-era soldier carrying a flag which seems to be flowing in the breeze; beneath which Mr. Rackham wrote two lines from the poem "John Brown's Body", thus: "John Brown's body lies a-mouldering / in the grave / BUT HIS SOUL GOES MARCHING ON". Beneath is written "with kindest regards [space] Arthur Rackham". The sketch is on letterhead with the printed address of 16, Chalcot Gardens, South Hampstead N.W., with the numeral "3" written next to the address, and the date writted above of "3.4.17" - since Mr. Rackham presumably used the British convention for dating, we assume this means "April 3, 1917". Arthur Rackham married in July of 1903, and although they began their life together a ... Read more

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The Dancing Mouse / Die Tanzende Maus

Radice, William; Saltzwedel, Caroline (Translation / Illustrator)

  • Edition: First and Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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Hamburg: Hirundo Press, 2008. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Caroline Saltzwedel. Number IV of 14 of the deluxe edition, Roman numbered and signed copies (total edition 84), quarto size, [40] pp., signed by the author and artist with an extra signed original woodcut from the artist, with prospectus. Caroline Saltzwedel, born in England, has lived in Hamburg since 1995 as a graphic artist and painter; in 1998 she founded the Hirundo Press for artists' books in small editions. Her works are in numerous public and private collections including the Bodleian Library, Stanford University, and the Widener Library (Harvard) among many others. Caroline's works are often paired with original, new works of poetry or are based on mythological or other classical figures; this work is by a modern poet, William Radice, who is often compared by critics to W. H. Auden. William Radice (b. 1951) is an accomplished writer and translator, specializing in Bengali literature translations; he teaches Bengal ... Read more

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Boston: Engraved and printed by R.A. Supply Co. for Boston and Maine Railroad, 1900. Wraps. Very good. Oblong octavo size, five volumes, illustrated. An early photographic account of New England, each volume has a one-page introduction and 30+ black and white plates. Of especial interest to any of us who have lived or currently live in the areas pictured, as the changes over the past 100+ years have been seismic.___DESCRIPTION: Five volumes, staple bound, original paper wrappers with titles embossed in gilt, five pages of text printed to recto only, 171 black and white plates with captions, all printed to recto only; oblong octavos (5 7/8" by 8").___CONDITION: All five volumes are in varying degrees of very good condition, the wrappers all display a bit of age toning but all are internally bright and complete with no prior owner markings, "New England Lakes" and "Rivers of New England" have some chips and tape repairs to the wrappers, with "Rivers of New England" l ... Read more

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The Third Thing

Ralph Kiggell (Editor and Illustrator); with works by Michael Moore, Nancy Campbell, William Baer, Rod Moran, Nancy Campbell, Emily Dickinson, D.H. Lawrence, Anna Zvegintzov, Francis Bacon, Padraic Colum, S.K. Kelen, Keith Lobban, John Masefield, and Tho

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[Monmouthshire]: The Old Stile Press [2013], 2013. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Kiggell, Ralph. Special Edition, No. I of X, folio size, 52 pp., signed by Ralph Kiggell. The special edition includes a separate suite of woodcuts, titled, numbered (1/10) and signed by Ralph Kiggell, in four colours, that complement but are different from the illustrations in the volume; these illustrations are printed on Japanese paper, with water-based inks and by hand, using a baren, by the artist himself. Both are encased in a custom clamshell box. The title comes from D.H. Lawrence's wonder at "the third thing" that binds an oxygen atom with two of hydrogen. A selection of poems with woodcut images by Ralph Kiggell, all centred about the idea of WATER. Ralph "allowed himself to explore poems and prose - from across different ages and cultures - to inspire the illustration of water as it interacts with landscape, animal and man. Poets and writers have shown us that from sea to land to cloud ... Read more

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  • Book condition: Near Fine
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San Francisco: California Historical Society (Lawton Kennedy, Printer), 1936. Hardcover. Near Fine. Quarto size, 111 pp. A stopping point on the way to the gold fields during the early days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was originally named "Jubaville", which was then called "Yubaville". This volume, one of a series by the California Historical Society, explores the colourful history of the town dating from its first European-American visitor, Jedediah Strong Smith, whose entries in his diary relating to the area date from March 16, 1828. Relatively scarce in the marketplace. ___DESCRIPTION: Tan paper boards with a rust cloth spine, paper labels on both front and spine, plain endpapers, frontispiece a reproduction from oil of Mary Murphy Covillaud, for whom Marysville is named, title page in red and black with a four-colour map showing Marysville at the junction of the Yuba and Feather Rivers inset, sectional headings in red, illustrated with vintage photographs and facsim ... Read more

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Matrix, Numbers 1-30 (continuous) [with] Index to Matrix 1-21 [and with] Type & Typography..

Randle, John and Rosalind (Editors); Butcher, David (Index)

  • Edition: First Edition; De luxe Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
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Andoversford, Gloucestershire; Risbury, Herefordshire: The Whittington Press, 2011. First Edition; De luxe Edition. Leather; Stiff Wrappers. Near Fine. 32 vols. total, Matrix 1-30 continuous, first edition, 1-20 regular editions with limitation ranging between 320 and 850, 21-30 de luxe edition with limitation ranging between 30 and 80, quarto size, Type & Typography... is signed by John and Rosalind Randle. The original concept for Matrix was prompted by a desire to see two typescripts in print, a commentary by Paul Morgan on the diary of a pressman at the Shakespeare Head Press, and "Brocard Sewell's essay on the wood-engraver Edward Walters." It was decided to make a single publication of them all, and around this time the press bought its first Monotype keyboard and caster, and thus began the evolution of the publication into an annual that enjoyed over 30 years in print and is considered the finest publication on the book arts. "When Matrix entered its fourth decade in 2011 it ... Read more

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Matrix 6; A Review For Printers and Bibliophiles

Randle, John (Editor and Publisher); Contributions by: Gibbings, Robert; Cave, Roderick; Gerry, Vance; Dreyfus, John; Storhaug, Glenn; Freutel, Scott; Macgregor, Miriam; Schmoller, Tanya; Forster, Peter; Richardson, Maureen; Flavell, Anne; Marx, Enid; K

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Manor Farm, Andoversford, Gloucestershire: The Whittington Press, 1986. Limited Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine. Gerry, Vance; Sandford, Lettice. Number 766 of 800 copies bound in stiff wrappers, of a total edition of 900, quarto size, 187 pp., with an order form for "Matrix 7" slipped in. The original concept for "Matrix" was prompted by a desire to see two typescripts in print, a commentary by Paul Morgan on the diary of a pressman at the Shakespeare Head Press, and "Brocard Sewell's essay on the wood-engraver Edward Walters". It was decided to make a single publication of them all, and around this time the Whittington Press bought its first Monotype keyboard and caster, and thus began the evolution of the publication into an annual that enjoyed over thirty years in print and is considered the finest publication on the book arts. This is number six, published for Winter 1986, with an engraving on the half-title by Vance Gerry, and a frontispiece wood-engraving by Lettice ... Read more

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  • Edition: Limited Edition
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New York [Chicago]: R. R. Bowker Company [printed at the Lakeside Press], 1929. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/good +. One of 1200 copies, octavo size, 494 pp. Will Ransom (1878-1955) was an American graphic designer and preeminent bibliographer of private presses. This volume includes a history of the private press movement in England and America with detailed check-lists of the publications, arranged chronologically under the name of the press, with an index of presses, books, and individuals. The private press movement began around the turn of the twentieth century; motivated by a rejection of cheaper, commercial printings of books, these artisans strove to create beautiful books with high-quality materials, such as handmade paper and specially designed typefaces. ___DESCRIPTION: Full rust cloth with gilt lettering and ruled borders on the front board and spine, brown speckled top edge, black-and-white facsimiles of material printed at the presses as well as printers' designs throughout; ... Read more

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Molecular Spectroscopy: Modern Research

Rao, K. Narahari and Mathews, C. Weldon

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New York and London: Academic Press, 1972. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Octavo size, 435 pp. Contains reviews of then-current advances in several phases of research in high-resolution molecular spectroscopy, with particular emphasis on electronic, infrared, and microwave studies of molecular species in gas phase and in matrices (from dust jacket flap). ***Professor K. Narahari Rao (1921- 2000) led in the development of improved methods of studying infrared spectra at higher and higher resolution. These methods were applied to the determination of molecular constants, studies of intra-molecule interactions, and observations of transitions normally considered to be unavailable for study. These research activities resulted in over 300 publications, including six books and six major review articles. Professor C. Weldon Mathews is serving as Emeritus Professor at Ohio State University, specializing in Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy, and Fourier Transform Spectroscopy. ___DESCRIPTION: Green cloth boards ... Read more

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New York, San Francisco, London: Academic Press, 1976. Hardcover. Near Fine. Octavo size, 293 pp. Second volume published by this author in the area of Molecular Spectroscopy; per the Preface, "this volume offers reviews of new experimental and theoretical developments in molecular spectroscopy and is intended to serve as a useful resource to researchers in this subject." Chapter headings include: An Introduction to the Least-Squares Fitting of Spectroscopic Data; Microwave Spectra; The Renner-Teller Effect, Intensities from Infrared Spectra; and Special Topics. Professor K. Narahari Rao (1921- 2000) led in the development of improved methods of studying infrared spectra at higher and higher resolution. These methods were applied to the determination of molecular constants, studies of intra-molecule interactions, and observations of transitions normally considered to be unavailable for study. These research activities resulted in over 300 publications, including six books and six major review a ... Read more

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  • Edition: Limited Edition
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San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1934. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. One of 2000 copies, quarto size, two volumes (complete), 225 pp., inscribed by author. "The Farallones" is a collection of poems by Milton S. Ray (1881-1946), an engineer and industrialist native to San Francisco; his success in business gave him time to pursue his passion for ornithology. He also wrote poetry about his experiences in nature, and these volumes comprise his poems about the Farallon Islands, depicting the loneliness and isolation of island life, and photographs of the islands, with an emphasis on the bird-life of the island. Included also are descriptions of plant and animal life native to California. Ray was an avid ornithologist; his studies of nature were often published in various magazines, and he accumulated a vast collection of eggs from all around the world, which, after his death, was donated to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley. ___DESCRIPTION: Quarter whit ... Read more

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Come Over and Stay Till Domesday; From The Cloister and the Hearth

[Reade, Charles]; Angelo, Valenti (Artist / Printer)

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New York: The Golden Cross Press [printed at the Timothy Press], 1937. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Angelo, Valenti. One of 100 copies, duodecimo size, [10] pp., inscribed by Valenti Angelo. English writer Charles Reade (1814-1884) published "The Cloister and the Hearth", a historical novel based on the life and family of the Dutch humanist Erasmus, in 1861; this volume is an excerpt from the novel. The volume was published by The Golden Cross Press, the imprint of Valenti Angelo (1897-1982), a highly regarded designer, illuminator, and decorator of books over a career that spanned decades, doing much of his early work for the Grabhorn Press and the Book Club of California. It is inscribed by Valenti Angelo to Carl J. Smalley, a sales representative in eleven Western states for twenty-five publishing companies (n. b., from The Publisher's Weekly, Volume 188, Part 4, 1965). ___DESCRIPTION: Full blue paper, printer's device in blind on the front board, fore-edge uncut, title p ... Read more

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A Long Walk Downtown; Photographs of Los Angeles & Southern California, 1936-1991

Reagh, William; Reagh, Patrick (Introduction); Dawson, Michael (Essay)

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San Francisco: The Book Club of California [printed at the shop of Patrick Reagh], 2012. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Reagh, William. One of 350 copies, quarto size (oblong), 138 pp., with prospectus. Photographer William Reagh (1911-1992) was fascinated by the city of Los Angeles, and his photographs of the city document the changes in the urban landscape as well as its many diverse inhabitants. This is the 233rd publication by The Book Club of California, printed at the shop of William Reagh's son, Patrick Reagh (b. 1948), and contains a plethora of photographs by Reagh, from the 1930s to 1991, showing the changes in Los Angelos as old neighborhoods were torn down, residents were displaced, and new, more modern buildings were put up. At once a record of the changing scenes of the city and a portrait of the people who made each neighborhood unique, Reagh's photographs create an honest narrative of the city and its inhabitants as they endure a critically changing landscape. Included also is ... Read more

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Boston, Massachusetts: Warren Press [1943]. Hardcover. Good Plus. Folio size, 343 pp. From the President's Message "To the Classes of 1943 and 1944" - "There is no need for me to dwell on the unusual circumstances under which you terminate your Harvard undergraduate careers. The fact that this Album contains the records of two classes and is published in anticipation of a mid-winter exodus of graduating members will stand in Harvard history as a symbol of the changes wrought by a total war." This yearbook contains entries for: Norman Mailer (who entered Harvard at the age of 16), Philip Warren Anderson (Nobel Laureate, Physics), Merton Howard Miller (Nobel Prize in Economics), and Thomas Kuhn (Physicist, Historian, and Philosopher of Science), among many others. ___DESCRIPTION: Tan linen binding with a red cloth label on the front with gilt lettering, red lettering on the spine, plain endpapers, red and black printing on many pages, replete with black and white photographs; pa ... Read more

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Love Affairs of Literary Men

Reed, Myrtle; Armstrong, Margaret (Publisher's Binding Design)

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  • Book condition: Fine
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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Octavo size, 210 pp. The designs of Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944), utilising the Art Nouveau style and floral patterns, were a sensation in the publishing business; Armstrong created over 270 book designs, often for the works of well-known authors such as Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, and George Washington Cable. In addition to designing books, Armstrong wrote books as well, including a comprehensive guide to wildflowers in the American West, which she also illustrated. Best-selling novelist Myrtle Reed (1874-1911) writes of the intimate lives and loves of several well-known literary figures in "Love Affairs of Literary Men"; her subjects include Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley, Samuel Johnson and Esther Thrale, and Edgar Allan Poe and Sarah Whitman. This volume features lovely lavender cloth and Armstrong's signature binding design, inspired by flowers and shapes f ... Read more

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The Savoy

Reeves-Smith, G.; Cecil, Hugh (Photographer); Fraser, Claud Lovat (Illustrations)

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London: [Curwen Press], 1923. Hardcover. Very Good. Fraser, Claud Lovat. Quarto size, 33 pp. Sir George Reeves-Smith (1863-1941), an English hotelier who managed the Savoy Hotel in London and founded the Hotels and Restaurants Association in 1910, made this guide to places in London for tourists staying in his hotel. The book guides readers through the sights visible from the windows of the Savoy Hotel, and paints a beautiful and engaging picture of London in the early twentieth century. Included are fascinating historical accounts relating to the monuments and landmarks discussed in the book and lovely photographs of each scene by Hugh Cecil (1890-1974), a successful portrait photographer who photographed many actors and members of royalty. Decorative tailpieces are by Claud Lovat Fraser (1890-1921), an artist who often worked with the Curwen Press and created many designs for bookplates and greeting cards. ___DESCRIPTION: Decorative paper covered boards, title on the front board with black lettering ... Read more

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Wonderful World

Reichert, Madeleine Neumann

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San Francisco: Privately Printed [Jane and Robert Grabhorn], 1961. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. One of 75 copies, large octavo size, 47 pp. The poems in this book were published posthumously, from a selection of over 200 poems written in the two years before the author's death of leukemia in 1960. Loosely laid into the book is the card of Rabbi Irving Frederick Reichert, presumably the author's husband; we assume it was a gift from him to the prior owner. ___DESCRIPTION: Quarter white paper with title in gilt to backstrip and patterned paper covered boards, plain endpapers, deckled edges, title page printed in three colors; large octavo size (10.25" by 6.25"), 47 [1 colophon] pp., limited edition of 75 copies, unnumbered. ___CONDITION: Overall near fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners with absolutely no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings; the paper backstrip has a few faint odd s ... Read more

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Three volumes, quarto size, 2082 pp. First edition of this three volume set, which "provides a systematic and authoritative examination of the prehistory of every region around the world from the early days of human origins in Africa two million years ago to the beginnings of written history, which in some areas started only two centuries ago. Written by a team of leading international scholars, the volumes include both traditional topics and cutting-edge approaches, such as archaeolinguistics and molecular genetics, and examine the essential questions of human development around the world. The volumes are organised geographically, exploring the evolution of hominins and their expansion from Africa, as well as the formation of states and development in each region of different technologies such as seafaring, metallurgy and food production. The Cambridge World Prehistory reveals a rich and complex history of the wor ... Read more

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