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I Remember It Well (INSCRIBED TO MERV GRIFFIN)

Chevalier, Maurice; Pagnol, Marcel (Preface); Higginson, Cornelia (Translation)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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(New York): The Macmillan Company (1970), 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. First U.S. edition, octavo size, 221 pp., inscribed by Maurice Chevalier. Perhaps one of the best-known French actors of the first half of the twentieth century, Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972) was nominated for the Academy Award in 1930 for Best Actor for his roles in "The Love Parade" (1929) and "The Big Pond" (1930), which secured his first big American hit, "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight" (n. b., from Wiki). ___DESCRIPTION: Full sky blue cloth, gilt lettering on the front and spine, Chevalier's signature boldly written with a blue fountain pen on the front free endpaper with inscription "To / Merv Griffin - / With affectionate / admiration. / Maurice Chevalier", one section of black-and-white photographs bound in; octavo size (approximately 8.25" tall), pagination: (1)-221. In a dust jacket shows with pictorial head shot of M. Chevalier ... Read more

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Ibarrola, Gure etxean

Ibarrola, Agustin [Artist]; Corredor-Matheos, Jose; et al.

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Basauri: (Grafilur, Impresion y Encuadernacion (Printing and Binding), 1990. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good Minus. Ibarrola, Agustin. Quarto size, 118 pp., inscribed by Agustin Ibarrola, in Spanish and Basque. INSCRIBED by artist "A Suzanne mi abrago (?) / Ibarrola" in blue ink on the copyright page. A catalogue of an exhibit of the work of Spanish Basque painter and sculptor Agustin Ibarrola (b. 1930), known for his work expressing commitment to both social and environmental issues; laid into the book is a photograph, presumably taken by the prior owner, of Ibarrola's "Painted Forest" with the date of March, 1998. ___DESCRIPTION: Quarter black cloth with heavy cardboard covers, black endpapers, title page information in silver lettering on the front free endpaper, followed by a full-colour portrait of the artist in front of his work, copyright info on the verso with author's inscription in blue ink; chapters divided by black paper with cut-outs, samples of his work reproduce ... Read more

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Ice Bear and Little Fox (Limited Edition, SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR)

London, Jonathan; San Souci, Daniel (Illustrations)

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New York: Dutton Children's Books, 1998. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. fine/fine. San Souci, Daniel. No. 126 of 200 (in a slipcase), quarto size, 42 pp., signed by the author and illustrator. A wonderful story of two animal friends who help each other to survive the at times harsh life in the wilds of the Arctic. Author Jonathan London introduces us to Ice Bear and Little Fox, and illustrator Daniel San Souci brings them, and the other arctic animals - seals, orcas, and narwhals - to life with his amazing pictures. Award-winnning authorJonathan London has a compassion and commitment to wildlife that is reflected in many of his books; Daniel San Souci is the award-winning artist of nearly forty children's books and teaches art at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. A delightful way to help teach children of the importance of helping others out, set within the "striking, panoramic landscapes of the northern tundra" (N.B., from dust jacket). ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in gl ... Read more

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The Iceman Cometh

O'Neill, Eugene; Baskin, Leonard (Illustrations); Jaffe, Irma (Introduction)

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  • Book condition: Near fine
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New York: The Limited Editions Club [printed at The Stinehour Press], 1982. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Baskin, Leonard. No. 351 of 2000, quarto size, 176 pp., signed by Leonard Baskin, with LEC Monthly Letter. One of the early purveyors of realism in American theatre, Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) created deeply moving characters, often on the outskirts of society, and examined feelings of disillusionment and despair in his plays; his plays were some of the first to have characters speak in American vernacular (n. b., info from Wikipedia). "The Iceman Cometh" is one such example, with characters desparately clinging to hopes and self-deception among a political backdrop of anarchism and socialism. This publication by The Limited Editions Club contains illustrations by Leonard Baskin (1922-2000), an eminent sculptor, printmaker, graphic artist, and writer; in his pursuit of multiple art forms, he conveys a sense of social consciousness and humanism. His drawings here form ... Read more

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  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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London: Cadenza Press, 1987. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 20 p. Custom binding by David Sellars, Designer Bookbinder (1949-2015), based out of Great Britain. David was awarded a Fellowship of Designer Bookbinders in the mid seventies and served as President of the society for four years; his bindings are represented in most major libraries in the world and many private collections. This binding is almost in counterpoint to the book itself; for Cobden-Sanderson's essay on "The Book Beautiful" David designed a binding reminiscent of roughly-hewn boards, with small jewel-toned dots in the middle of both boards and on the book's edges, contained within a case of even rougher hew. ***DESCRIPTION: Leather spine with the author's initials lettered in gold in blindstamped circles; textured handmade paper over wooden boards, leather collage stripe on both covers; board and paper edges stained black with impressed colored circles; painted endpapers; ... Read more

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"Imagination"; is more important than knowledge

Shepherd, Margaret (Calligraphic Artist); Einstein, Albert (Quotation)

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  • Book condition: Fine
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n.p.: Margaret Shepherd, 1977. Limited Edition. No binding. Fine. One of 200 copies, broadside, inscribed by Margaret Shepherd. Margaret Shepherd is a prominent artist and teacher of calligraphy, with a career spanning forty-five years; Shepherd has published numerous books about the history of calligraphy and correspondence, as well as instructional books on the art form itself, and has taught classes and workshops at the Rhode Island School of Design and Stanford University, among others (n. b., from the website of Margaret Shepherd). This broadside features her elegant lettering, with the large "T" foil-stamped, the text printed by photo-offset, depicting a quote from Albert Einstein; per the artist, about 200 were printed and were used as gifts and professional examples, with "a few sold occasionally". ___DESCRIPTION: Broadside with photo-offset printed red and black calligraphy, with a large initial "T" decorated wtih an acorn and oak leaf embossed and foil stamped in ... Read more

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Impossibility

Crawford, Robert; Saltzwedel, Caroline (Artist)

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Hamburg: Hirundo Press, 1998. First and Limited Edition. Folio in a case. Fine. Saltzwedel, Caroline. First edition in book form, number 10 of 25 copies, elephant folio size, [56] pp., signed by Robert Crawford and Caroline Saltzwedel. The first artists' book published by Hirundo Press. The text of "Impossibility" was first published on 18 September 1997 in the "London Review of Books", this is the first illustrated edition published in book form. Caroline Saltzwedel, born in England, has lived in Hamburg since 1995 as a graphic artist and painter. She studied German at the Universities of Durham, Oxford and Bonn, and printed graphics at the Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford. In 1998 she founded the Hirundo Press for artists' books in small editions; her works are in numerous public and private collections including the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, the British Library, the Bodleian Library, Stanford University, and the Widener Library (Harvard) among many others. Robert Cr ... Read more

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Improving Songs for Anxious Children

Carpenter, John & Rue

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Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Company, 1907. Hardcover. Very good +. Oblong folio size, [40] pp. Utilising music to teach lessons to children, "Improving Songs" is a collaboration between married couple John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951) and Rue Winterbotham Carpenter (1876-1931). An American composer, John Carpenter created numerous modern and jazz-inspired compositions, and here he brings his talents to write children's music, alongside charming, colourful illustrations. The book includes the poems alone as well as musical notation of each song. ___DESCRIPTION: Quarter yellow cloth with blue and white striped paper boards, black lettering and colour illustration on the front board, yellow endpapers, title page with brown lettering and colour illustration of children playing instruments, printed in brown throughout, with text and musical notation, colour illustrations throughout; oblong folio size (10.75" by 14"), 40 unnumbered pages. ___CONDITION: Volume is very good plus, with ... Read more

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  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Montbard, G.. No. 233 of 250 copies, deluxe edition, two volumes (complete), quarto size, 1045 total pp., signed by Henry M. Stanley. Henry M. Stanley (1841-1904) ventured into Africa numerous times, and this particular two-volume set accounts his journey into "darkest Africa" to rescue and offer relief to Mehmed Emin Pasha (1840-1892). It was a brutal journey; Stanley's expedition travelled up the Congo River, losing two-thirds of the group by the time he reached Emin, through both death and desertion. While the expedition appeared to be solely to rescue Emin, other writings from Stanley indicate that another goal was to annex part of Zanzibar, a region in Tanzania. Shortly after the expedition had been completed, a wave of sleeping sickness ravaged areas of present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo and western Uganda, which many say was brought by Stanley and Emin's companies. Stanley has long been ... Read more

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In Medias Res

Everson, William; Killion, Tom (Illustrations)

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  • Book condition: Fine
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San Francisco: Adrian Wilson, 1984. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Killion, Tom. One of 226 copies, elephant folio size, 25 pp., signed by William Everson, Tom Killion, and Adrian Wilson, with prospectus and order form. William Everson (1912-1994), also known as Brother Antoninus, a name he adopted during his sixteen years serving as a Dominican monk, is considered an essential force of the San Francisco literary Renaissance that would become the Beat movement. Everson's poetry is deeply autobiographical and inspired by the California landscape; he is known for his observations of both the beauty and violence of the natural world as it clashes with man's progress. "In Medias Res" is the first canto of an autobiographical poem, printed by Adrian Wilson (1923-1988), who ran The Press in Tuscany Alley and, although he and Everson had kept in "close printerly contact" as they both worked as printers in the San Francisco Bay Area, this publication is their first full collaboratio ... Read more

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  • Edition: Limited Edition
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[San Francisco]: [Robert Grabhorn & Andrew Hoyem for the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco, 1969], 1969. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. One of 150 copies, elephant folio size, 22 pp. A tribute to the incomparable Edwin Grabhorn, who, with his brother Robert, created some of the loveliest of American private press books during the first half of the twentieth century. This tribute was printed for the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco, and the essay by David Magee focuses on the contribution to the Club by the Grabhorns, as well as sharing something of the spirit of the man. "Ed was a modest man. He once described himself to an interviewer as 'just another job printer trying to get by'. Even when the American Institute of Graphic Arts invited him to New York to receive its gold medal, he declined" (from David Magee's essay). Embellished with two tipped-in black and white photographic images (by Marjorie Farquhar) of Edwin Grabhorn at the Press, and eight tipped-in original leaves ... Read more

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In Memoriam: Laurence Soulé Lynch

[Reprinted from the "Coast Banker" of January, 1919]

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San Francisco: Privately Printed by John Henry Nash, 1919. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. One of 50 copies printed for private distribution, octavo size, 15 pp. A memorial volume, this publication by the eminent typographer and printer John Henry Nash (1871-1947) honours Laurence Soulé Lynch, a lieutenant in the United States Army who died in France at the end of World War I. This slim volume contains a biography of Lynch's life, along with two black-and-white photographs, a formal portrait tipped in at the front and an informal shot of him diving off a pier into the ocean, at the back of the book. ___DESCRIPTION: Quarter natural linen with pale blue paper boards, title in black inside ruled border, fore- and bottom edges uncut, frontispiece a tipped-in black-and-white photograph of the deceased, decorative headpiece in black, tipped-in black-and-white photograph after the last page of text; Caslon type, Shogun paper, octavo size (8.5" by 6"), pagination: [i-v] 1-10 [11], one of ... Read more

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Cambridge, Massachusetts: Privately Printed, 1925. Hardcover. Near fine. Duodecimo size, 40 pp. This humorous poem, by diplomat and lawyer Francis T. P. Plimpton (1900-1983), was printed for the Lincoln's Inn Society, the only social club at Harvard Law School; Plimpton lampoons various characters associated with Harvard University in high-spirited verse. Plimpton was not principally known for his humour writings: he was the president of the New York City Bar Association from 1968 to 1970, and he was appointed to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations in 1961, where he worked closely with notable ambassador Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), who was also a roommate of Plimpton's when they both were at Harvard (n. b., info from Wikipedia). ___DESCRIPTION: Full black paper, title in gold on the front board, fore- and bottom edges rough cut, title page inside black ruled border; duodecimo size (7" by 5.5"), pagination: [i-iv] 1-36. With handwritten note from the author laid in. ___CONDI ... Read more

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In the Penal Colony

Kafka, Franz; Muir, Willa and Edwin (Translators); Hafftka, Michael (Artist)

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  • Book condition: Fine
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[New York / South Portland, Maine]: The Limited Editions Club [printed at the Shagbark Press], 1987. Limited Edition. Wraps. Fine. Michael Hafftka. No. 351 of 800, quarto size, 56 pp., signed by Michael Hafftka. Franz Kafka (1883-1924) is considered by many to be one of the twentieth century's pre-eminent authors, fusing elements of realism with the fantastic; he is known for his use of an isolated and detached protagonist who is forced to face a bizarre, surreal predicament and has been interpreted as exploring themes of alienation, existential anxiety, guilt, and absurdity (n. b., info from Wikipedia). This work was penned during the course of only two weeks, while Kafka was working on "The Trial", in 1914. Not published until 1919, it, along with much of Kafka's work, did not become widely known until after World War II, when the first translations into English were made. Michael Hafftka, the artist, was born to Holocaust survivors in 1953 and is an American figurative expressionist ... Read more

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In the Palm of Space

Scott, Herbert

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[Winona, Minnesota]: Privately Printed [printed and bound by C. Mikal Oness at Sutton Hoo Press], 2001. Limited Edition. Stitched Binding. Fine. One of 50 copies with this binding, duodecimo size, 45 unnumbered pp. This book of poetry by Herbert Scott entitled "In the Palm of Space" is the Thanksgiving 2001 release from the Sutton Hoo Press. Herbert Scott (1931-2006) was a poet and the founding editor of New Issues Press; this poem demonstrates his delicately lyrical style, through the windings of a long poem broken into many short stanzas. ___DESCRIPTION: Brown, green, and yellow marbled paper boards, with the naked spine sewn into handmade paper case tabs pulled to the outside of the boards, fore-edge uncut; Lutetia italic type, Somerset paper, duodecimo size (6.75" by 4.25"), pagination: 45 unnumbered pages, one of 50 copies bound in this way, of a total of 126 copies printed. ___CONDITION: Volume is fine; with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners with no ... Read more

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Infra Nubem, The Lights Outside, La Bocana; Philopolis Series

McAdie, Alexander; Mathews, Lucia K. (Decorations); Mathews, Arthur F. (Frontispiece)

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San Francisco: A. M. Robertson (Philopolis Press), 1909. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Good +. No. 2 of 500, duodecimo size, 47 pp. Written by American meteorologist Alexander McAdie (1863-1943), who made many advances in the field of meteorology and was also in charge of the U.S. Weather Bureau in San Francisco from 1903 to 1913, this volume contains three essays reprinted from "Philopolis" magazine, a publication printed by Arthur and Lucia Mathews at their press, the Philopolis Press. The book also contains a reproduction of a painting by Lucia K. Mathews, who, along with her husband Arthur F. Mathews (1860-1945), was one of the founders of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America; the Mathews were a husband-and-wife team of artists and designers and had a significant influence on the art in California at the beginning of the twentieth century. ___DESCRIPTION: Full white paper, illustration of a flower in gilt on the front board, red leather spine label with gilt rules and lettering, fore- and ... Read more

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The Ingoldsby Legends; Or Mirth & Marvels

Ingoldsby, Thomas [Barham, Richard Harris]; Rackham, Arthur (Illustrator)

  • Edition: First Edition
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London: J.M. Dent & Co, 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good +. Rackham, Arthur. First trade edition with additional Rackham illustrations on enlarged paper, quarto size, 568 pp., in original dust jacket. This book was first published in 1898 with only twelve illustrations, this being the first trade edition of the newly enlarged version of 1907, which had many new illustrations. British illustrator Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) is credited with renewing interest in book illustration at a vital moment of advances in printing technology. The subtle colours and thin feral lines were unlike anything that had come before, as if plucked from the fog of a wild imagination, breathing new life into the whole of children's book illustration. The somewhat grotesque quality of Rackham's figures are perfectly suited for the metrical myths, legends, and ghost stories written by Richard Harris Barham (1788-1845), an English clergyman who is best known by his pen name Thomas Ingoldsby. ___DESCR ... Read more

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  • Edition: First and Limited Edition
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New York: [Printed by the De Vinne Press], 1904. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Elephant folio size, one of 350 copies (unnumbered), presentation copy, inscribed in 1923 by Archer M. Huntington. Archer M[ilton] Huntington (1870-1955) was a lifelong friend of the arts and philanthropist; known for his scholarly works in the field of Hispanic Studies, he founded The Hispanic Society of America in New York City; his cousin, Henry E. Huntington, founded the renowned Huntington Library in California. This volume was presented by the author in 1923 to Elijah Clarence Hills (1867-1932), a Professor in Florida and Colorado and a prolific author of Spanish-related books. The inscription is on Mr. Huntington's calling card, with "Mr." being crossed out, as follows: "To my friend E.C. Hills / with the high regard & / admiration of (printed name, Archer Huntington) / 1923". The calling card is tipped onto the front pastedown directly beneath Mr. Hills' elegant bo ... Read more

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New York: R. Worthington, 1878. Hardcover. Good. Duodecimo size, 796 pp. "The Wealth of Nations", originally published in 1776 by economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790), offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds a nation's wealth, and is a fundamental work in classical economics. In this work, Smith explains his reasoning for believing that government must be limited to its core functions: maintaining defence, keeping order, building infrastructure, and promoting education, all while keeping the market economy open and free (Adam Smith Institute website). ___DESCRIPTION: Bound in half leather with marbled paper boards, leather spine label with gilt lettering, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, prior owner name dated the year of publication in a flowing script on the flyleaf; duodecimo size (approx. 7.25" tall), pagination: (i)-xvi, 1-780. ___CONDITION: Volume is in good condition with a tight and square text block, with the bindi ... Read more

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London: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1850. Hardcover. Near fine. Octavo size, 354 pp. "Instinct and Reason" is Alfred Smee's (1818-1877) treatise on electrical physiology, and it delves into the sensations and thought processes, such as pleasure and pain, instincts, and the use of language, in humans, often comparing these processes to those in animals. Smee was not only an accomplished surgeon, but also a specialist in metallurgy and electrical engineering, and he experimented and invented in these fields; for example, he invented a battery using zinc and silver suspended in sulphuric acid. The book is a fascinating example of the development of a particular branch of science, accompanied by full-colour plates depicting various plants and animals, as well as black-and-white wood engravings throughout the text. This volume contains the bookplate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861), an avid book collector thought to be the benefactor of the Brontë sisters; it is speculated that t ... Read more

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