Sign In | Register

Titles starting with F from Swan's Fine Books Results 1 -20 of 55

  • You searched for:
  • Bookseller inventory: Swan's Fine Books (titles starting with F) (x)
  • Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books (x)
  • Edit search
  • New search
  • Add to want list
1
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
[San Francisco]: The Arion Press, 1976. Limited Edition. Folio sheet, folded. Fine. One of 100 copies, quarto size, [4] pp. A lovely bit of early ephemera from The Arion Press, being a poem in Italian by Franceso De Martini, and a poem in English by Andrew Hoyem. Both poems are on the subject of poetry or poets. ___DESCRIPTION: One sheet of heavy laid paper folded twice to make 4 pp., with hand-colored decoration to title-page, upon opening the poem titled "A Andre Hoyem" by Francesco De Martini is presented on the left, and the poem titled "To Francesco De Martini" by Andrew Hoyem is presented on the right; letterpress printed, quarto size (10.25" by 7.75"), limited first edition of 100 copies. ___CONDITION: A fine copy, bright and clean with no markings/tears/rubbing/creases; a fine example. ___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ___Swa ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $83.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


2

Fa Mulan, The Story of a Woman Warrior (Limited Edition, SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATORS)

San Souci, Robert D.; Tseng, Jean and Tseng, Mou-Sien (Illustrations)

  • Edition: First and Limited Edition
  • Book condition: fine
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1998. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. fine/fine. Tseng, Jean and Tseng, Mou-Sien. No. 450 of 500 of the limited edition (issued with a separate print, in a slipcase), quarto size, 34 pp., signed by the author and the two illustrators. A lovely retelling of a popular Chinese legend of a young woman who disguises herself as a man to join the Khan's army to fight the Tartars. Retold by Robert D. San Souci, widely respected for his impeccable research and his ability to retell classic stories and legends for today's children. The legend dates back to ca. 420-589, in which Mulan fights for twelve years and gains renown; refusing any reward she retires to her hometown. Walt Disney Pictures released a film in 1998 based on this book, in the film "Mulan". Illustrated by the Chinese husband-and-wife team whose illustrations have received high praise, including an ALA Notable. A lovely book with a story to inspire young children who dream of being he ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $110.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


3
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co, 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. St. John, J. Allen. Quarto size, [156] pp., illustrated. James Allen St. John (1872-1957) was an American author, artist and illustrator, especially remembered for his illustrations for the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs (although he illustrated numerous works) and is considered by many to be "The Godfather of Modern Fantasy Art". St. John's artistic career began in 1898 studying at the Art Students League of New York, which was followed by his first commercial relationship, with the New York Herald. He spent time in Paris from 1906 to 1908 at the Académie Julian, then moved to Chicago around 1912 where he worked continuously with publisher A. C. McClurg & Co.; the present volume, "The Face in the Pool," which he both wrote and illustrated, is considered to be his masterpiece. ___DESCRIPTION: Publisher's grey cloth with elaborate stamped lettering and illustration of a knight on horseback i ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $880.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


4
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
[Chelsea]: The Ashendene Press (1923 / 1925), 1923. Limited Edition. Vellum. Near Fine. Elephant folio size, 635 pp. Limited editions, with the Faerie Queene being one of 180 printed on paper (there were also 12 printed on vellum) and the Minor Poems being one of 200 printed on paper (with an additional 15 being printed on vellum). The two volumes were designed to be companion volumes as St. John Hornby noted in his bibliography; they were printed and bound in a similar manner, and this set comes with a custom slipcase to house both volumes. Many have noted the plea he made opposite the colophon page in the Faerie Queene to future binders not to crop the edges; he had designed a "book beautiful" and wished it not to be desecrated. The volumes are indeed lovely, printed in double columns with a liberal use of red and blue ink, with large intials designed by Graily Hewitt in red and blue; in the Minor Poems there is a larger use of blue than in any of the other books. ___DESCRIPTION: The two ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $6,600.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


5

Fairy Tales

Andersen, Hans [Christian]; Nielsen, Kay (Illustrations)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good +. Nielsen, Kay. First trade edition, quarto size, 197 pp., in original dust jacket. The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) have been beloved by both children and adults ever since they were first published, with some tales appearing as early as 1835; often containing a moral story behind the fantasy, they have been translated into 125 different languages, and many of the stories have been adapted to screen and stage. "Fairy Tales" contains such endearing stories such as "The Hardy Tin Soldier", "The Snow Queen", and "The Nightingale", which are still read and cherished today. Andersen's stories are here enhanced by the illustrations of Kay Nielsen (1886-1957), a Danish book illustrator and painter who provided illustrations for many compilations of fairy tales and whose work was considered equal to that of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac. He was largely forgotten ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $1,320.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


6
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Octavo size, 552 pp. First edition of the first book published by Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz (1878-1965) who is best remembered for his studies on Tibetan Buddhism and the subsequent publication of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" in 1927. Of German-Irish descent, Evans-Wentz studied religion, philosophy and history at Stanford University and was deeply influenced by visitors such as W. B. Yeats (who is one of the two dedicatees in this book). He then attended Oxford and studied Celtic Mythology and Folklore, performing ethnographic fieldwork collecting fairy folklore in Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Brittany, and the Isle of Man. In 1911 Evans-Wentz published his degree thesis as this book which has gone through numerous reprintings, at least as recently as 1977. ___DESCRIPTION: Full evergreen ribbed cloth, gilt vignette to the front with various symbols contained within a wheel, including a sh ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $550.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


7

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Dahl, Roald; Chaffin, Donald (Illustrations)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Chaffin, Donald. First U.S. edition, octavo size, 72 pp. Roald Dahl (1916-1990) has written stories to delight children generation after generation, and his heartwarming tales such as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "James and the Giant Peach" are avidly read today. "Fantastic Mr. Fox" is filled with charming animal characters who must survive on their wits, in a world dominated by unsympathetic farmers. Bringing a delicate charm to the story are the illustrations by Donald Chaffin, a British artist known for illustrating numerous children's books; Chaffin was also a consultant for the animated film adaptation of the book, directed by Wes Anderson and starring George Clooney and Meryl Streep. ___DESCRIPTION: Full cream cloth, illustration of the title character with his name underneath in silver on the front board, green lettering on the spine, green endpapers, double-spread title page wi ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $660.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


8
  • Edition: First and Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
(New York): The Fantod Press (Distributed by Gotham Book Mart), 1973. First and Limited Edition. Softcover. Fine. Gorey, Edward. 3 volumes, complete, first trade edition, oblong twentyfourmo size, 32 pp. in each volume. The first printings of a set of three softbound books, "The Disrespectful Summons", "The Abandoned Sock", and "The Lost Lions", each told and illustrated in Gorey's inimitable style. ___DESCRIPTION: All three volumes softbound with pictorial wrappers, stapled, limitation statement on verso of title pages; oblong twentyfourmo size (5" by 6"), each with 32 unnumbered pages, one of 500 copies, of a total edition of 526 (26 being lettered and signed by Gorey; these each one of the 500 not lettered nor signed). Held in a white envelope with publisher's printing on the upper left front corner. ___CONDITION: Volumes are each fine, the binding is strong, the pages clean and crisp, all are free of prior owner markings; one volume (The Lost Li ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $825.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


9
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
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

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $110.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


10
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
San Francisco: Printed for Ransohoffs at the Grabhorn Press, 1938. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Dean, Mallette. One of 200 copies, folio size, [25] pp. Edward VIII (1894-1972), Prince of Wales, then King Edward VIII, and then the Duke of Windsor, made history when he abdicated the British throne in order to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcée, whom the monarchy considered unacceptable for a future king to wed. Viewed as a hero by some for choosing love over kingship, Edward VIII gave an impassioned speech on the event of his abdication, saying, ". . .I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love." This speech is printed here in an elegant edition by the Grabhorn Press, with a note by William Saroyan (1908-1981), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist, who here writes an eloquent defence of Edward VIII's decision and of love in gener ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $220.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


11

Faust, Eine Tragoedie von Goethe

[Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von]

  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
[Hammersmith]: The Doves Press, 1906. Limited Edition. Vellum. Near fine. One of 300 copies, octavo size, 261 pp., in German. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was a German statesman and a prolific writer whose work includes novels, poetry, dramas, and literary criticism; he was an early participant of the Sturm und Drang literary movement and rose to fame early in life with the publication of "The Sorrows of Young Werther". His best-known drama, "Faust", is the story of a man who makes a deal with Mephistopheles in order to achieve whatever he wants; "Faust" was massively influential and the idea of "making a deal with the devil" has been repeated numerous times in subsequent literature, plays, and films. The story of Faust reveals the depths and desperations of human nature in the earthly gamble for fame and fortune. This publication by The Doves Press is Part One of "Faust", the second part being printed in 1910; the German text from the 1887 Weim ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $1,320.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


12
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Providence, R.I.: Ziggurat Press, 1988. Limited Edition. Accordion. Fine. Feldman, Walter. Limited edition, number IV of four Artist's Proof copies (total edition 24), folio size, [24] pp., signed by George Monteiro and Walter Feldman. Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) is considered one of the greatest poets of Portugal. "Blessed (and burdened) with a family name that means both person and persona, the poet took to addressing letters to himself that he attributed to an imaginary companion he recognized as 'Le Chevalier de Pas.' He wrote his early poems in English, under his first alter ego or heteronym, Alexander Search; his other major heteronyms were Alvaro de Campos, Alberto Caeiro, and Ricardo Reis. 'Fernando Pessoa's true life was the interior life of the poet and thinker. What happened to him in the streets, in the Lisbon cafes, in the offices of the firms he served as correspondent, as polemicist - political and artistic - in the journals, or as the would-be lover of a young typis ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $1,320.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


13

Fiat Lux, The University of California; A Centennial Publication of the University of California

Adams, Ansel and Newhall, Nancy; Wilson, Adrian (Designer/Typographer)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. Adams, Ansel. Folio size, 192 pp., inscribed to the Livermore Radiation Laboratry Fire Department by Elmer Kelly. A pictorial history of the first one hundred years of the University of California, Berkeley, renowned for the photography by Ansel Adams. This copy inscribed on the front pastedown "To the LRL [Livermore Radiation Laboratory] Berkeley Fire Department - / one of the best anywhere. / Elmer Kelly". While we can never know for certain, it is probable that this was Dr. Elmer Lewis Kelly (1915-2004), who was a graduate of Cal with a PhD in Physics, 1951, a Phi Betta Cappa, and who while working at Cal's Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory headed the project to design and construct a new nuclear accelerator. During WWII he worked on the Manhattan Project, being one of the first people to arrive at Oak Ridge and experience first-hand some of the difficulties with cyclotrons and isotope separation (n.b., a ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $110.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


14
  • Edition: 2nd Printing
  • Book condition: Very good
  • Quantity available: 1
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1963. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Very good/good. Peterson, Roger Tory. Duodecimo size, 336 pp., with signature of Clarence Cottam. Roger Tory Peterson (1908-1996) was an imminent naturalist and ornithologist, as well as a talented artist, who first published "A Field Guide to Birds" in 1934, considered the first modern field guide. He went on to author or edit many field guides in what became the Peterson Field Guide series, on diverse topics such as minerals, reptiles, birds, and plants; his field guides are known for containing information accessible to the layperson, focusing on easily noticed visual features rather than technical features. This series garnered attention for the emerging environmental movement, and Peterson himself received every significant American award for natural science, ornithology, and conservation, including the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Ludlow Griscom Award. This volume is Peterson's "A Field Guide to the Bi ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $110.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


15
  • Book condition: Good +
  • Quantity available: 1
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1862. Hardcover. Good +. Twenty-fourmo size, 156 pp. Henry Coppee (1821-1895) studied at Yale University for two years, worked as a civil engineer, then attended West Point and graduated from there in 1845. During the Mexican-American War he served as a lieutenant and was commended for gallantry during several battles; he then returned to West Point in 1848 to teach, beginning with French, then adding Geography, History and Ethics. This volume, on field battalion drills, was published while he was Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, after which he was selected as the first President of LeHigh University, and it is set up in the form of a table with diagrams scattered throughout. We believe this to be the first printing of this book based on the entries in WorldCat, as the publication date is 1862 and the copyright date is 1861. ___DESCRIPTION: Full dark green pebbled cloth with blind-embossed ruled borders on the front and rear boards, blind-embossed de ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $275.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


16
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Huntsville, Alabama: The Strode Publishers, Inc, 1976. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Octavo size, 320 pp., inscribed by Lon Eubanks. Written by Lon Eubanks, award-winning columnist and sports writer for the Champaign-Urbana Courier, football enthusiast, this book chronicles the history and highlights of the famous University of Illinois football team, "The Fighting Illini". The volume includes interviews with former players and coaches, historical facts about the team, and photographs here presented for the first time. ___DESCRIPTION: Bound in the Illinois team colors of bright orange cloth with blue lettering, plain endpapers, signed by the author on the front free endpaper with the note "With my best wishes" (undated), replete with black and white photographs scattered throughout the text; pagination: (1)-320. ___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners with a minimum of rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is enti ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $55.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


17
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
San Francisco: Printed by The Grabhorn Press for The Book Club of California, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Vols.1 and 3 limited to 400 copies; 2 and 4 limited to 450 copies, four volumes, folio size, all with original prospectus' slipped in. Edwin Grabhorn (1889-1968), along with his brother, Robert, founded the world-renowned Grabhorn Press, which made San Francisco a mecca for fine press printing during the first half of the 20th century. Edwin and his wife, Marjorie, were also noted collectors of asian art, and these four volumes, printed by the Grabhorn Press for The Book Club of California, comprise the entirety of the Grabhorn Japanese Print Series. Edwin's skill as a collector is so highly regarded that the S.F. Asian Art Museum curated an exhibit of his collection to be exhibited in 2015. The volumes contain excellent reproductions of woodcuts from such artists as Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro, among many others. This set of volumes from the library of San Francisco book c ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $1,155.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


18
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Very good +
  • Quantity available: 1
San Francisco: Privately Printed / The Grabhorn Press, 1939. Limited Edition. Wraps. Very good +. One of 400 copies, quarto size, 39 pp. This catalogue comprises a selection of fine bookbindings that were shown at the Golden Gate International Exposition, a world's fair celebrating the completion of two bridges in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge; the fair was held on Treasure Island, an artificial island built specifically for the exhibition. Printed by the inimitable Grabhorn Press, the catalogue details bookbindings from around the world; in addition to the 400 copies printed, fifty additional copies were printed and distributed to members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco (per the bibliography). Loosely laid in at the colophon is a small slip noting "Omissions & Additions", with three extra listings. ___DESCRIPTION: Blue paper wraps, cream paper spine label with red and black lettering and red ornaments, fore- and bottom edges un ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $83.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


19

Fine Books

Pollard, Alfred W.; Davenport, Cyril (General Editor, The Connoisseur's Library)

  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1912. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. Quarto size, 347 pp. Alfred William Pollard (1859-1944) was an English bibliographer who was widely credited for bringing a higher level of scholarly rigor to the study of Shakespearean texts. This volume, part of the Connoisseur's Library, was intended to be a survey of both printing and book illustration from its beginnings to the (then) current day. In his preface, Mr. Pollard apologies for falling a bit short of the mark due to constraints both of "the limits of the present volume [and] of the author's working life". He promises that the full scope of printing has been included, but, alas, illustration only through about 1780; one wonders if he had planned another volume to cover that story of "a hundred and thirty years of very interesting picture-work". What is included is fascinating to any student of the history of printing and illustration, and covers subjects such "Collectors and Collecting&qu ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $220.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25


20
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
(Risbury, Herefordshire): The Whittington Press, 1999. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 102 p. Limited edition of 300 total, 65 of which are bound in half-leather and accompanied by a separate portfolio of specimens (in addition to the tipped-in specimens bound into the book), this no. 44. Paper - and its importance in fine printing. This work explores the many papers commissioned and used by the Oxford University Press, which played an important part in the typographical revival of the 1920s. "Over the years the Press accumulated an impressive supply of vintage hand-made and mould-made papers in pristine condition, vigilantly preserved until 1986, when the Press was phasing out its letterpress facilities and reallocated the warehouse space for other purposes" (from the book's Introduction). The paper eventually came into possession of The Whittington Press, who decided "to publish a complete historical account of the collection, accompanied with fort ... Read more

Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $1,650.00

Shipping (USA): $4.25

Sort


Search within these results

More search options


Filter by Price ($)


  • Filter by Condition

    • Fine or New (21)
    • Very Good or better (52)
  • Filter by Attribute

    • Hardcover (43)
    • Paperback (9)
    • First Editions (19)
    • Signed (21)
    • With dust jacket (19)
    • With photos (55)
  • Filter by Country

    • United States (55)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • next

Didn't find what you're looking for?

Try adding this search to your want list. Millions of books are added to our site everyday and when we find one that matches your search, we'll send you an e-mail. Best of all, it's free.

Add to want list

Trustpilot