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Pygmalion and Candida

Pygmalion and Candida

by George Bernard Shaw

Connecticut: Limited Editions Club, 1974. Limited edition. Hardcover. near fine/very good. Quarto. (12" x 8") 169pp Bound in buckram cloth with pictorial cloth. Some chipping and some loss to tissue guard. This is copy #1538 of a total edition of 2000. In slipcase.
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$50.00
Detholiad O Ganiadau

Detholiad O Ganiadau

by JONES T. Gwynne [Thomas] 1871-1949

Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gwasg Gregynog, 1926 1926, G, ltd ed Gregynog.
IN blue cloth, faded at its rounded edges, corners rubbed. Spine, faded, gilt titles, edges rubbed. Internally, half title, [5], (vi-xiii), [1], [1], [1], 169 pp, [1], [1] limitation leaf, 9 head and tail pieces engraved on wood by RA Maynard, occasional spotting, with the odd marginal ink tick, top edge cut remainder not, book description tipped to fep, evidence of bookplate removal to fpd, some offsetting & pencil name... Read more
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£65.00
A History Of The California Academy Of Medicine 1870 To 1930

A History Of The California Academy Of Medicine 1870 To 1930

by Read, J. Marion

San Francisco: California Academy of Medicine, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. marbled boards and niger back. Very good. 186 pages. Eighteen full-page photographs. References. Index. Four page facsimile pamphlet on tan paper inserted. Limited edition, one of 970 copies, printed by the Grabhorn Press. Spine darkened. GRABHORN PRESS 141.
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$20.00
Apology For Bad Dreams

Apology For Bad Dreams

by Jeffers, Robinson

San Francisco: James Linden, 1986. Hardcover. Orig. preliminaries and plates loose issued. Fine in fine blue clamshell box with front cover paper label.. Folio, 36 x 36 cm. Limited edition, copy 38 of 50 with four photographs titled and signed by Michael Mundy, taken during a trip along the Big Sur River. All negatives were made using roll film. The prints are enlargements made on Ilford Galerie paper, tone in selenium. Each print mounted on Light Impressions Westminster, a four ply archival board,... Read more
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$650.00
[Swan Press] GRONGAR HILL (The Swan Poets No. 4)

[Swan Press] GRONGAR HILL (The Swan Poets No. 4)

by Dyer, John

Chelsea: Swan Press, 1930. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Octavo. [16] pp. Limited edition, number 4 of 100 printed in black Baskerville Type on handmade paper; woodcut vignette on the title page. Backed in cream cloth with brown swan motif paper over boards, printed paper title label on the spine. Cream cloth spine is lightly toned and a trifle soiled; previous owner collection note in pencil on the inner margin of the opening page of the poem, otherwise a fairly clean copy in very nice condition.... Read more
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$83.00
Checklist Stone House Press Books & Ephemera 1978-1988

Checklist Stone House Press Books & Ephemera 1978-1988

by Brody, Catherine Tyler (Compiler)

New York: New York Public Library, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. patterned boards and maroon cloth spine. Fine in fine glassine protective overwrapper. 113 pages. 25 x 16 cm. Illustrated in color and black and white. Introduction by G. Thomas Tanselle. Limited edition, copy 57 of 200 signed by Morris Gelfand (printer) and Catherine Tyler Brody. Laid-in the pre-publication announcement printed in red and black.
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$55.00
Mr. Eric Gill Recollections of David Kindersley

Mr. Eric Gill Recollections of David Kindersley

by Gill, Eric (Illustrator)

New York: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1967. First edition. Wraps. Orig. gray decorated wrappers. Near fine. Gill, Eric. 24 pages. 17.5 x 11.5 cm. Illustrated. With laid-in oversllip signed by Ward Ritchie and Joseph Simon. Barry Moser's copy with his bookplate. This publication was also printed by the Book Club of California where Kindersley was a resident research fellow at the Williams Andrews Clark Library.
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$95.00
KIMONO

KIMONO

by [JAPAN] MILLER, Martha

n.p., 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Four tall folio (12" x 18") portfolios bound Japanese accordion style in boards covered with original color woodcuts and illustrated within with 6 pages of color woodcuts of kimono patterns. When each volume is fully open, it extends to 10-1/2 feet. Copy #2 of what was likely an edition of 5 or less SIGNED by the artist on the colophon of one volume. A scarce private production by a student of Hans Hoffman.
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$937.50
Stanislaw Gliwa, 1910-1986 Polski artysta ksiazki n obczyznie

Stanislaw Gliwa, 1910-1986 Polski artysta ksiazki n obczyznie

by [Gliwa, Stanislaw]. Roman Tomarzewski

Torun: Ksiaznica Miejska Im. M Kopernika, 1987. First edition. Paperback. Fine copy. 10 leaves sewn into overlapping printed wrappers, with 6-leaf stapled checklist laid in. Illustrated. Text entirely in Polish. This tribute to the fine private press printer who was from Poland but lived most of his life in England is nicely illustrated with many of Gliwa's striking linocuts and a frontispiece photograph (which however is pirated and poorly reproduced from another tribute by Terry Risk).
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$10.00
Correspondence of Edmund Burke & William Windham with Other Illustrative Letters from the Windham Papers in the British Museum

Correspondence of Edmund Burke & William Windham with Other Illustrative Letters from the Windham Papers in the British Museum

by [Roxburghe Club] Gilson, J. P., Assistant Keeper of MSS. in the British Museum

Cambridge: At the University Press, 1910. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. A Roxburghe Club publication, a club established 1812, the oldest society of bibliophiles in the world, its membership limited to 40. Generally their publications are produced in two states; the Club member receives a copy bound in half calf with the recipient's name printed in red on the membership list. Usually, not more than 42 copies are printed in this form. Additional copies, generally bound in cloth,... Read more
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$450.00
Songs & Poems; With Decorations By Robert Gibbings

Songs & Poems; With Decorations By Robert Gibbings

by Carey, Henry

Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1924. Boards. Parchment spine lettered in gilt, pale blue boards. Very good. Gibbings, Robert. 64 pages. 4to, 27 x 19 cm. Twenty wood engravings by Robert Gibbings. Music drawn by Glayds Evans. The third book under Gibbings' direction of the Press; this one printed in red and black using Caslon Old Face. Limited edition, copy 198 of 350 on hand-made unbleached Arnold paper. Mostly unopened, spine darkened, interior very clean and crisp. CHANTICLEER 20.
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$195.00
Six Months in the Gold Mines From a Journal of Three Years' Residence in Upper andLower California 1847-8-9

Six Months in the Gold Mines From a Journal of Three Years' Residence in Upper andLower California 1847-8-9

by Buffum, E. Gould

Np: Ward Ritchie Press, 1959. Hardcover. Orig. decorated boards and cloth. Fine in clear plastic dust wrapper. 145 pages. Edited and With an Introduction by John W. Caughey. Originally published in 1850, Wheat [Books of The Gold Rush], regards it as "one of the earliest authentic personal accounts of the California diggings." BARRETT 389.BLUMANN & THOMAS 4876. COWAN p83. HOWES B943. JONES 1229. SABIN 9067. WHEAT 28.
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$30.00
Lee and Grant A Dual Biography

Lee and Grant A Dual Biography

by Gene Smith

Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1987. Full Leather. near fine. Bound in full burgandy leather with gilt design and lettering to covers and spine. Four raised bands. AEG.The Collectors notes laid in.
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$40.00
The Road Mender; LIMITED TO 50 COPIES

The Road Mender; LIMITED TO 50 COPIES

by Michael Fairless

Mosher Press, 1905. Limited edition. Hardcover. fine/finefine. 12mo. (7" x 5") White stiff wrappers. This is copy #47 of a total edition of 50 copies printed on Japan vellum In original tissue envelope with seal. In original slipcase. A gorgeous copy.
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$400.00
Spirit of the River by Russell Banks

Spirit of the River by Russell Banks

by Moser, Barry (Illustrator)

Las Vegas: Rainmaker Editions, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. tan cloth front cover and spine labels in black and red. Fine in fine slipcase. Moser, Barry. 53 pages. 24 x 16.2 cm. Limited edition, copy 29 of 399 signed by Banks and Moser. With three illustrations printed from the original blocks and designed and engraved by Barry Moser. Paper is Magnani, manufactured by Cartiere Enrico Magnani in Pescia, Italy. Bright, very fresh copy.
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$575.00
[Broadside Poem] ORFEO

[Broadside Poem] ORFEO

by Merrill, James

Palaemon Press, 1982. Nicely printed broadside of Merrill's sonnet, "Orfeo," signed by him under his printed name at the bottom. Light wear to the edges; Near Fine.
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$121.00
Paul Revere's Ride; A Deposition

Paul Revere's Ride; A Deposition

Worcester: Arhille J. St. Onge, 1963. Limited Edition. Full Leather. near fine. Miniature book. (2 11/16" x 1 7/8"). Bound in full brown leather. 36pp. Frontispiece illustration by Sir John Singleton Copley. One thousand copies have been printed from Baskerville type on 'Old Kentucky Linen' paper by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland and bound by Proost en Brandt N.V., Amsterdam, Holland. A very nice copy.
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$60.00
Tapster's Tapestry

Tapster's Tapestry

by Coppard, A.E

Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1938. Hardcover. Quarter morocco and maroon buckram boards. Very good. 58 pages. 21.5 x 16.5 cm. Limited edition, copy of 75 on Arnold's hand-made paper, signed by Coppard and Gwenda Morgan with ten wood engravings (five are full page) by the latter. CHANTICLEER. 137. Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Sanford apologizes for "the conceit of our title page." The original blue morocco faded to green, spine lightly sunned. Book plate of Sverre Rahmer.
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$325.00
Thomas Hardy Novelist or Poet

Thomas Hardy Novelist or Poet

by Newton, A. Edward

Philadelphia: Privately Printed, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. With orig. glassine wrapper in near fine box. 40 pages. With facsimile of Hardy's letters. Newton's proceeds from the printing of this monograph went to erect "a suitable monument of Thomas Hardy, either on Egdon Heath or elsewhere." Newton ranked "The Return of the Native" as Hardy's finest novel. Beautifully printed in a limited edition, one of 950 copies. Pristine copy copy in blue boards and cloth with spine and front cover paper... Read more
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$100.00
The Book of Ruth

The Book of Ruth

by De La More Press

London: De La More Press, 1920. Book. Fine. Hardback. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. An exceptional copy in fine condition. In green decorative leather with gilt design and logo of the Press to front board. 23pp + 1p advertisement for other De La More booklets. Neat short inscription to fep "Mary Xmas 1920"..
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£25.00
Newark Abbey

Newark Abbey

by Thomas Love Peacock

Sidcot: The Gruffyground Press, 1995. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. From an edition of 200 copies and printed for Gruffyground at the Libanus Press, this is in VG order throughout. Light wear to top of paper wraps over card covers. 8vo. Unpaginated. [8pp]
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£15.00
Ecclesiastes; Or, The Preacher, And The Song of Solomon

Ecclesiastes; Or, The Preacher, And The Song of Solomon

by Ricketts, Charles (Illustrator)

London: Vale Press, 1902. First edition thus. Hardcover. Orig. holland backed boards, uncut, paper label upper front cover. Very good. Ricketts, Charles. 17 pages. 29.5 x 20 cm. Printed at the Ballantyne Press for Hacon & Ricketts in red and black under the supervision of Charles Ricketts in the King's fount. Roderick Cave in "The Private Press," notes, his (Ricketts) practice of thinking each work out afresh was a valuable lesson for latter book designers, and most notable perhaps in Meynell's work at... Read more
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$650.00
In Praise of Omar; An Address Before the Omar Khayyam Club

In Praise of Omar; An Address Before the Omar Khayyam Club

by John Hay

Thomas Mosher, MDCCCCXIII. fifth edition. Wraps. fine/very good. 24mo. 15cm x 11cm. Blue wrappers. Limited to 450 copies on Van Gelder paper. In original slipcase. Edge rubbing and some separating on slipcase.
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$30.00
The Iceman Cometh A Play

The Iceman Cometh A Play

by O'Neill, Eugene

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1982. Hardcover. Orig. cambridge gray boards with front cover and spine paper labels. Fine in fine matching slipcase. Baskin, Leonard. 153 pages. 29 x 18.5 cm. Introduction by Irma Jaffe. With drawings by Leonard Baskin, and with an original lithograph by Leonard Baskin of "Hickey," the main character in the play. Monthly Letter of the Limited Editions Club laid-in. Limited edition, copy 1267 of 2000 signed by Leonard Baskin. Newman & Wiche 525. As new copy.
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$205.00
T.E. Lawrence Boats for the R.A.F. Reports and correspondence, 1931-1935 + Portfolio of Plans

T.E. Lawrence Boats for the R.A.F. Reports and correspondence, 1931-1935 + Portfolio of Plans

by Lawrence, T.E., (Wilson, Jeremy and Nicole eds)

Fordingbridge: Castle Hill Press /J & N Wilson, 2012. Book. Fine. Full Leather. First Limited Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A fine copy one of just 46 copies bound in full beautiful grey leather by The Fine Bindery for Castle Hill Press, aeg and in original blue cloth covered slipcase, velvet lined. A numbered copy of 46 of this very limited leather edition that ran only to 227 copies in total. This volume contains the letters and reports that were traced that relate to... Read more
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£1400.00