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  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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Kentfield, California: The Allen Press, 1975. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. One of 140 copies, folio size, 130 pp., with prospectus. The forty-first limited edition from The Allen Press, featuring four hand-picked, provocative stories by Edith Newbold Jones Wharton (1862-1937). Wharton "produced fourteen novels, nine novelettes, eleven volumes of short stories, volumes of criticism and art appreciation, narratives of her war experiences, and an autobiography. A literary critic described her skills thusly: 'One reason why Edith Wharton rises so precisely above her contemporaries lies in her ability in making her characters dominate the situations. She clothed her unflagging inventions, her remarkable character-drawing, and her unswerving reality of situation in a style so distinguished that we read her fiction for the sheer joy of tasting the fine phrasing which fits its theme with unobtrusive nicety.' The four stories in the present edition were selected on the basis of most favorable ... Read more

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The Queen of the Pirate Isle

Harte, Bret; Greenaway Kate (Artist)

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
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London: Chatto and Windus, 1886. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Greenaway, Kate. First edition with Kate Greenaway illustrations, octavo size, 58 pp. A lovely first edition, first state binding of this well-known classic, illustrated by the incomparable Kate Greenaway and written by Bret Harte, who is better known for his accounts of pioneering life in California. The illustrations will simply break your heart with their beauty and simplicity. ___DESCRIPTION: Unbleached linen boards with vignettes on both front and back boards, ruled borders, black lettering on spine, green endpapers, all edges gilt, 28 colored illustrations including the frontispiece, vignette on title page; octavo size (text block 8.5" tall), pagination: (1)-58. ___CONDITION: Near fine to fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners without rubbing; prior owner markings include two bookplates (the same bookplate pasted in twice) on the front pastedown and the verso of the front free endpaper, and a ... Read more

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Quercus

Westerman, Donna Day

  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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Orinda, California: Donna Day Westerman, N.D.. Limited Edition. Stiff wraps. Fine. Westerman, Donna Day. Number one of seven, tall, thin quarto size, five folded leaves, signed by the artist. Limited edition, number one of seven. Donna Day Westerman is a printmaker and painter in the Bay Area of California. [She is] "interested in traditional and historical media - particularly, woodcuts, wood-engravings and egg tempera - used in a contemporary manner. Working from close observation, and occasionally referring to [her] own photographs, [she] conceptually reduce[s] realistic nature to calligraphic or glyph-like notations. A kind of erasure takes place as the visual abundance... is distilled into the essence of the place. Other senses, such as sound and touch often inform the visual... A challenge... has been to capture the powerful ephemeral forms of fog and water in the hard-edged medium of wood... the medium itself determines much of the outcome." (N.B., "Artist's Statement" from ... Read more

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