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by Lahti, Cynthia

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Portland, OR: Artist, 2020. Original work. (40) pp., 5.75 x 10.5 inches. Unique altered book, sewn into card covers collaged with cloth and paper. The latest collage book from Cynthia Lahti, best known for her ceramic and mixed-media sculptures and her drawings. Lahti has repurposed the July 1967 issue of Workers Quarterly, published in Chicago by the Walther League, a Lutheran youth organization, covering all of its surfaces. The book contains 18 double-page spreads, each an independent collage, plus the inner and outer covers. Lahti’s collage books draw their imagery from a wide range of sources, often including books from her own childhood.
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Baby Owl (unique ceramic plate with drawing)
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Baby Owl (unique ceramic plate with drawing)

by Williams, Garth

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Aspen, CO: Valley Kilns, n.d.. Original work. 11.5 inches (diameter). Very good condition, with no chips or other flaws. Garth Williams, the illustrator of Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, the Little House series, and many more beloved books for children, began his career as a fine artist. Though he was born in New York, and spent his early childhood in New Jersey and Canada, his English parents moved the family to London when he was ten years old. After initial studies in architecture, he attended the Royal College of Art in London, where he won a British Prix de Rome for sculpture. Returning to the United States after World War II, he found major success as an illustrator through his work on the books of E.B. White, Margaret Wise Brown, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Russell Hoban, and dozens of others, including many books in the Little Golden Book series. Animals in general, and baby animals in particular, appear throughout his illustrations. This undated ceramic plate, with an original drawing of a… Read More
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Liminal Matter: Traces
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Liminal Matter: Traces

by Warpinski, Terri and Laura Winter

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Eugene, OR: Terri Warpinski, 2018. Second printing. (17) pp., 19 x 13 inches. Fifteen image-and-text broadsides (plus title page and colophon), digitally printed using archival pigments on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper, housed in a custom cloth-covered clamshell box, made by Sandy Tilcock of lone goose press. Numbered and signed by the artists in a 2020 second printing of five copies, after a first printing of ten copies in 2018. Liminal Matter: Traces pairs arresting images of the U.S.–Mexico border by photographer Terri Warpinski with responses to the images by poet Laura Winter. Traces focuses the viewer’s attention on the people caught in between two nations and those who profit from their plight. Visual and poetic pairings reveal artifacts and other evidence of passage and exclusion, providing insight into the struggles and hope of those in flight. Traces is the companion volume to Liminal Matter: Fences, a first portfolio published in 2014 and also available from Passages Bookshop.
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George Bernard Shaw: His Plays
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George Bernard Shaw: His Plays

by Mencken, Henry L.

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Boston: John W. Luce & Co., 1905. First printing. 107 pp., 5.25 x 7.75 inches. Cloth over boards, with printed cover and spine labels. Light wear to extremities, and scattered faint marks to cloth; light soiling to cover label, otherwise intact and bright; darkening and edge-chipping to spine label, still quite legible. Internally very good, save for a tape repair to one page (see images). Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet, “For Carey McWilliams, with all good wishes . . . Los Angeles Oct 27 ’26”. Crusading author, journalist, editor, and activist Carey McWilliams (1905-1980), as a teenager read H. L. Mencken and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and organized his life according to the Jazz Age dictates as he understood them: “I was sixteen when I enrolled at the University of Denver. By that time I was very much interested in books and had scribbled notes for a kind of a novel about that part of the West. Of course I never wrote it. But I was interested in writing and books. And I read… Read More
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Douze Sonnets lascifs, pour accompagner la suite d'aquarelles intitulée Les Délassements d’Éros
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Douze Sonnets lascifs, pour accompagner la suite d'aquarelles intitulée Les Délassements d’Éros

by (Wegener, Gerda) Alexandre de Verineau (pseudonym of Louis Perceau)

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Paris: Erotopolis (Maurice Duflou), 1925. First edition thus. 37 + 12 pp., 8 x 10 inches (portfolio), 9.5 x 7.75 inches (prints). Five folded (octavo) text signatures, plus twelve pochoir prints, laid into portfolio of printed paper and cloth over boards, as issued. Prints in fine condition, with occasional tiny spots of foxing not affecting images. Text signatures uncut and in very good condition, with age toning and offsetting to first and last blank page. Portfolio lightly soiled, with mild bumps to corner and small tear to interior paper pastedown, still very good, with remnants of the original ribbon closures. Gerda Wegener (1886–1940) was a Danish illustrator and painter whose representations of women challenged norms of gender and sexuality. She married fellow artist Einar Wegener while still a student; after their relocation to Paris, Einar adopted the name and persona of Lili Erbe. Wegener often used Lili as a model. In 1930, Lili was one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment… Read More
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Surface Tension: Landscapes of Division
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Surface Tension: Landscapes of Division

by Warpinski, Terri

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Eugene, OR: Terri Warpinski, 2017. First printing. 13.5 x 11 x 3.5 inches (book, closed); 14.5 x 11.25 x 5 inches (box). Images printed by the photographer with archival pigments on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 188 gsm paper; laser-cut covers and text pages, structure, and binding design and execution by Rory Sparks of Portland, Oregon. With essays by Richard Rodriguez and Sandy Tolan. The last copy in an edition of nine numbered and signed copies; as new. Focusing on three border zones — the Israel–Palestine separation barrier, the US–Mexico border, and the former Berlin Wall — Surface Tension: Landscapes of Division photographically examines the multiple and conflicted perspectives that complicate these places. The book uses an unusual variant of the dos-a-dos binding method, with three rather than the usual two books married into one, each having a unique point of access. In the book’s ‘normal’ orientation a viewer begins with the US–Mexican landscape; when the book is flipped over so that the… Read More
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The Eater of Darkness (1st edition, 1926) with The Eater of Darkness (1st U.S. edition, 1929)
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The Eater of Darkness (1st edition, 1926) with The Eater of Darkness (1st U.S. edition, 1929)

by Coates, Robert M.

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Paris; New York: Contact Editions; The Macaulay Company, 1926; 1929. First printings. 179 pp., 5.75 x 7.75 inches; 238 pp., 5.5 x 7.75 inches. Two volumes, housed in a custom-made two compartment box. The first edition is in the original binding of sewn signatures glued into plain wrappers, with a marbled-paper dust-jacket and printed spine and cover labels; the first U.S. edition is in cloth over boards in printed dust-jacket. Both volumes are in better than usual condition. The Paris edition shows wear to extremities of the jacket and very small losses at the top and bottom of the jacket spine, with the front panel neatly separated at the spine; the spine label is lightly rubbed and chipped and slightly darkened, but the cover label is about fine. The first top edge (of the front blank and half-title) is uncut, but all the other edges have been cut very cleanly. The bright yellow cloth of the U.S. edition is very slightly mottled, but the silver spine and cover stamping are still bright; the yellow… Read More
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Photography 72

Photography "72"

by Meatyard, Ralph Eugene, et al.

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Lexington, KY: Lexington Camera Club, 1972. First printing. 60 pp., 8.5 x 7.75 inches. Saddle-stapled into printed card covers. Edition of 1000 copies. Light soiling and edge-wear to covers, slight toning to page edges, otherwise fine. The third in a series of exhibitions showcasing work from university and college photography departments across the United States; in this instance, featuring students and faculty from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Illinois, University of Louisville, and University of Nebraska, as well as members of the sponsoring organization, the Lexington Camera Club. Organized and directed by Ralph Eugene Meatyard, and shown at the Speed Museum in Louisville, the exhibition included 240 photographs by 55 photographers, including Reed Estabrook, Art Sinsabaugh, Jonathan Green, Minor White, James Alinder, Guy Mendes, Meatyard, and others. Uncommon.
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All in the Family
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All in the Family

by Snyder, Gary

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Davis, CA: University of California Davis Library Associates, 1975. First printing. 3.75 x 8.5 inches. A single 8.5 x 11 inch sheet folded twice to make six pages (three of which are printed), sewn into printed covers. Illustration by Mimi Osborne. Designed, hand-set in Neon Helvetica, and printed on Rusdael Rag paper by Sid Berger, assisted by Lee Bartlett, in an edition of two hundred copies signed and numbered by author and artist. Number two in the Fine Art Series from the UCD Library Associates. Covers lightly soiled at edges, otherwise fine.
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Herbescent Cordials: A Collection of Herbal Tisanes for the Sick, Stressed, Stinky, and Love Sick
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Herbescent Cordials: A Collection of Herbal Tisanes for the Sick, Stressed, Stinky, and Love Sick

by Busby, Michael

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Walla Walla, WA: Artist, 1995. First printing. (12) pp., 6.75 x 10.75 inches. Printed by hand from foundry type, original linoleum engravings, and plant materials at the Whitman College Book Arts Lab, in an edition of twenty-five signed and numbered copies. Unbound sheets in stiff card folder with printed cover label. As new. Five linoleum engravings of common herbs (chives, rosemary, oregano, mint, basil), printed over pressure prints of plants, each contained in a glassine wrapper printed with a relevant recipe taken from The Complete Book of Herbs & Spices, plus title page and colophon. A striking and elegant production; no copies located in WorldCat.
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Blowing Mouth / The Jazz Poems, 1958-1970
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Blowing Mouth / The Jazz Poems, 1958-1970

by Bremser, Ray

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Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1978. First printing. 79 pp., 5.25 x 8.5 inches. Perfect-bound in printed card covers. Light soiling to edge of back cover, and faint vertical scratch to front cover, otherwise a fine, bright, and tight unread copy, virtually as new and uncommon in such nice condition.
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Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867-1957
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Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867-1957

by Toedtemeier, Terry & John Laursen

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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, OR: Northwest Photography Archive & Oregon State University Press, 2008. First printing. 345 pp., 12 x 12.5 inches. Cloth over boards in printed dust-jacket. With 134 full-page reproductions, and an introduction, epilogue, list of plates, notes, acknowledgments, selected bibliography, and index. From the first printing of five thousand copies, designed and produced by John Laursen, this is one of one hundred special copies, numbered and signed by Laursen, housed in a special slipcase, and accompanied by an archival digital pigment print of an 1867 Carleton Watkins photograph, "Cape Horn." A gorgeous production. As new. The Northwest Photography Archive was the culmination of many years of research, field work, collecting, planning, and organization — not to mention fundraising! — by Terry Toedtemeier and John Laursen. Wild Beauty, the first publication of the Archive, appeared in tandem with a celebrated exhibition of the same name at the Portland Art Museum, where Toedtemeier, a… Read More
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Poetry At the Edge: Five Contemporary California Poets
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Poetry At the Edge: Five Contemporary California Poets

by Stroud, Joseph, Kay Ryan, Gary Young, Martha Ronk, & Michael Hannon

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San Francisco: Book Club of California, 2014. First printing. 49 pp., 5.5 x 10.5 inches. Quarter-cloth and paper over boards, issued without dust-jacket. Edited and designed by Carolee Campbell at Ninja Press, and printed letterpress on Zerkall papers by Norman Clayton at Classic Letterpress in Ojai, California, in an edition of three hundred numbered copies signed by all five poets. Illustrated with photographs by Carolee Campbell. The boards are covered with an indigo sheet of pure Belgian flax, handmade at Cave Paper in Minneapolis especially for the edition; the books were bound by Klaus-Ullrich Roetzscher at the Pettingell Book Bindery in Berkeley, California. Laid into this copy is a keepsake printed for the standing order members of the Book Club of California, a broadside featuring Kay Ryan's poem "Hermits" and signed by the poet. Book and broadside are in very fine condition, essentially as new.
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14 Triads
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14 Triads

by Cox, Morris

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London: Gogmagog Private Press, 1967. First printing. (24) pp., 4 x 7.75 inches. Patterned paper over boards, with printed spine label, issued without dust-jacket. With three two-color intaglio prints. Designed, illustrated, printed, and bound by the author in an edition of one hundred numbered and signed copies; this is one of sixty which were for sale. Light wear to corners and edges, spine label curling slightly, with a lean to the spine and a touch of toning to page edges, still a very good copy of a fragile production. Fourteen severely brief three-line poems, with less austere and even playful illustrations. The author notes, "The purpose of these Triads is to offer something very near the ultimate in poetic simplicity. They aim to bring together two unrelated elements by a third in such a way that an unstated meaning may be suggested to the reader." Like all of the Gogmagog productions, an elegant and scarce book.
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The Singing Knives
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The Singing Knives

by Stanford, Frank

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Seattle: Mill Mountain Press, 1971. First printing. 56 pp., 6 x 9 inches. Side-stapled and glued into printed card covers. Uncredited frontispiece portrait of the author, and two-color title page illustration, repeated in part on the front cover. The usual sunning to the spine, and three very small discolorations to back cover that suggest strongly that the binding of this issue is actually stapled and then glued into the wrappers (a detail I've not seen previously noted), otherwise very close to fine and uncommon thus. The author's scarce first book, inscribed to publisher E. V. Griffith: For E.V. Griffith, This is about the last book from the original edition; another will be out soon. Frank Stanford Additionally, Stanford has added "Partisan R." to the list of previous publications on the copyright page, in the same ink as the inscription, and someone — almost certainly the author — has in a different color of ink crossed out the last sentence of the short biography on the last page, which… Read More
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