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The Knell of Cock Robin

By: Amy Webb

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Oakland, CA, Patterson Press: 1986

Seller ID: MM319-033

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 60 copies; this is number 38 printed on Nideggen paper. Tall 8vo. 11 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. [31] pp. Woodcut prints printed in black ink throughout; text clean, unmarked. Navy morocco spine over handmade marbled boards; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Amy Webb on colophon. SCARCE. MM319-033. Near Fine. This version of the tale of Cock Robin is from a 1744 toy-book. Amy Webb designed the volume's numerous woodcut illustrations and printed the 60 copies at her Patterson Press. The book is printed in Nideggen paper, a unique lightweight paper produced by Zerkall, a German pape... View more info

Image for Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially of the Game of All-Fours, as it Hath Been Publickly Play'd at Oxford, in this Present Year of our Lord, MDCCLIV.  In a Letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his Friend Abraham Nixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple.

Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially of the Game of All-Fours, as it Hath Been Publickly Play'd at Oxford, in this Present Year of our Lord, MDCCLIV. In a Letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his Friend Abraham Nixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple.

By: Benjamin Buckler (1716-1780).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, The Plantin Press,: 1977

Seller ID: II317-004

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, this is number 100. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. [iv], iii, (21) pp. 1 illustration; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, gilt-titled spine, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Very Good. A reprint of the original letter, published by W. Owen at Homer's Head near Temple-Bar in 1754. "While the pamphlet is ostensibly a comment about card playing at Oxford it is actually an allegory dealing with Parliamentary debates revolving around the Oxfordshire elections of April 1754." Introduction. The pseudonym Gyles Smith was previously att... View more info

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Knights of the Lash: The Stagecoach Stories of Major Benjamin C. Truman.

By: Benjamin C. Truman (1835-1916) and Gary F. Kurutz (b. 1948), editor.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Book Club of California,: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-241

Condition: Used: Like New


FIRST EDITION, LIMITED to 350 copies. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 219. Tall 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. (xxxii), (119) pp. Text printed in black and dark blue, frontispiece, illustration of a whip in dark blue on title page, black-and-white illustrations throughout, headpiece on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth spine, blind-stamped paper, printed paper label on front cover, decorative end-papers, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight. Comes with original prospectus and postcard-sized announcement. Fine. Designed and printed by The Ca... View more info

The University Printing Houses at Cambridge from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century.

By: Brooke Crutchley (1907-2003).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Printed at the University Press,: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-280

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. Oblong 4to. 7 1/8 x 11 inches. [ii], (16) pp. Half-title, introductory text printed within a red ruled border, title-page vignette in red, red initial, 8 illustrations, (3 color); text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brick-red cloth, brown end-papers; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Comes with the original clip case covered in marbled paper; extremities rubbed. Very Good. Approximately every 150 years, Cambridge University Press moved to new buildings; this volume documents the various printing houses which have served the university since 1520. ... View more info

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Lotus-Blossom & Moon-Flower, a Chinese Folk Tale.

By: Carol Cunningham (1925-2013).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Mill Valley,, Sunflower Press,: 1981

Seller ID: IY915-147

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, this is number 93. Oblong Miniature Book. 2 x 2 3/4 inches. Unpaginated. [22] pp. Illustrations and textual ornamentation in red ink; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped red wrappers, bound with gold string, gold end papers; binding square and tight. Mel Kavin's copy. SIGNED by Carol Cunningham on the colophon. Fine. Printed on hand-made Japanese paper from hand-set type. This lovely artist's book is an adaptation of a Chinese folk tale. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 810. View more info

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A Keepsake for Alfred A. Knopf, Written and Printed by Various Hands Celebrating his Fiftieth Year as a Book Publisher

By: Charles Antin, compiler

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Charles Antin: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: SFK519-067

Condition: Collectible: Good


FIRST EDITION. Slip-case measures 7 15/16 x 4 7/8 inches. Fifty-one items including title-page and forward pamphlet, "List of Contributors" bifold, 49 keepsakes printed by various private presses; text clean, unmarked with the exception of the List of Contributors, which has small pencil check marks by the name of each press; LACKING the Muir Dawson and Saul Marks keepsake entitled "The Shop Rules of Christopher Plantin at the Golden Compass Antwerp," includes 2 copies of Oscar Ogg's keepsake. Also includes 1) a TLS from Charles Antin to Muir Dawson with a short calligraphic note stating that ... View more info

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An Enquiry into the Reading of the Lower Classes.

By: David W. Davies (1908-1984).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pasadena:, Grant Dahlstrom,: 1970

Seller ID: GO617-061

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (xvi), (94) pp. Color frontispiece, 17 illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Patterned cloth; binding square and tight. Pall Bohne's copy with pencil notations of inventory number, from whom he acquired the book, and date on rear pastedown. Comes with an invitation to a memorial gathering for David W. Davies and a page of notes. INSCRIBED by the author to Pall Bohne, May 26, 1983. Fine. A somewhat tongue-in-cheek account of printed works for the lower classes in England, focusing on the years 1800-1850. View more info

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On Rooks

By: Dennis Phillips

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Sherman Oaks, CA, Ninja Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: PN216-001

Condition: New


LIMITED EDITION of 75 copies, this is number 57; 8 additional copies hors commerce. Design, presswork, and binding by Carolee Campbell at the Ninja Press. Type is hand set Van Dijck with Felix Titling for display, printed on dampened Charter Oak handmade paper from Barcham Green Hale Mill in Maidstone, England. Photographic images by Carolee Campbell printed digitally by Karen Skove Chu printed on Japanese Asuka washi paper. Folio in 3s. 12 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches. [36] pp. Half-title, photographic prints throughout, titles of the poems printed in periwinkle ink; text clean, unmarked. Quart... View more info

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The Raven and Berenice

By: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, The Hill Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition, thus

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: MR819-005

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 60 copies, this is No. 35, printed at the Hill Press with the assistance of Paul Race, wood engravings executed by Sandy Connors of The Honeybee Press, handset in Cloister Old Style types, printed on dampened Velke Losiny rag paper on a Washington Press, this is one of 10 copies bound in tan leather at the Florentine Bookbindery, SIGNED by the printer, Stephen Heaver, Jr., on the colophon. 8vo. 9 x 6 13/16 inches. [viii], 27, [5] pp. Half-title, title page printed in blue and black inks with typographic ornaments, 2 wood engravings by Sandy Connors, Introduction by David O. ... View more info

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I Fioretti del Glorioso Poverello di Cristo S. Francesco di Assisi.

By: Francesco di Assisi (1181-1226).

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: Chelsea:, Ashendene Press,: 1922

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Seller ID: WEBS1017-001

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 240 copies on paper and 12 copies on vellum, this is one of the paper copies. 8vo. 8 7/8 x 6 1/8 inches. [ii], i-viii, [2], 239, [1] pp. Text printed in red and black, decorative initials in red and blue designed by Graily Hewitt, 53 woodcut illustrations by Charles M. Gere throughout, printer's device on the colophon in red; text clean, unmarked. Original limp vellum, spine titled in gilt, green silk ties; binding square and tight. Fine. The Little Flowers of St. Francis contains excerpts from various of St. Francis' written works, divided into 53 short chapters, illus... View more info

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Short Essays

By: Francis Bacon (1561-1626), et al

Price: $200.00

Publisher: 1998, The Hill Press:

Edition: First Edition, thus

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: MR819-006

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 125 copies, this is Number 60, handset at the Hill Press, with wood engravings by Gaylord Schaniles printed from the blocks, printed on damped laid Lana paper, bound by Campbell-Logan Bindery, SIGNED by the printer and engraver, Stephen Heaver, and Gaylord Schanilec on the colophon. 4to. 10 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches. [vi], (74) pp. Title page, frontispiece printed in green ink with a ruled border, 9 wood engravings in green by Gaylord Schanilec, tailpieces of typographic ornaments, 6 end-notes by Douglass S. Mead, list of subscribers on the colophon, printed on laid paper; text cle... View more info

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Take Your Bible in One Hand: The Life of William Henry Thomes, Author of A Whaleman's Adventures on Land and Sea, Lewey and I, The Bushrangers, A Gold Hunter's Adventures, etc.

By: George R. Stewart (1895-1980)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Colt Press: 1939

Seller ID: MM319-043

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies issued from The Colt Press by Jane Swinnerton, William Roth, and Jane Grabhorn. 4to. 11 x 8 1/4 inches. (6), 66, (4) pp. Red and black inks, engraved title-page vignette and other engraved vignettes in margins throughout, printer's device on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth spine, green paper over boards, printed paper front cover label with Colt Press device, printed paper spine label; binding square and light, boards tanned with light shelf wear, bumped corners. MM319-043. Very Good. This was the fifth publication of the Colt Press (1938-1942), one of... View more info

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The Three Admirable Accidents of Andrea de Piero. From the First Englyshed Edition of the Decameron of John Boccaccio with Woodcuts by Fritz Kredel

By: Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375)

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Lexington, KY, Gravesend Press: 1954

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: MM319-055

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 200 hand-numbered copies; this is copy 58 printed from handset Caslon type on hand-made Fabriano paper. 12mo. 7 5/16 x 4 1/8 inches. (vi), 48, (2) pp. Half-title, title page in red, black, and blue inks, decorative initials throughout some in color, 6 woodcut illustrations throughout (including the woodcut on the colophon), also laid-in is a woodcut illustration on a small French-fold sheet which is a proof of the original illustration Fritz Kredel cut for page 4, but ultimately replaced with the illustration on page 4 that Kredel liked better; text clean, unmarked. Quarter ... View more info

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Laughing Up Your Sleeve

By: Ilo Orleans (1897-1962)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Newark, NJ, Lasky Company: 1953

Seller ID: KSF519-046

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Printed for private distribution, design and production by Lasky Company, Newark, NJ, a firm specializing in fine printing, letterpress and offset. Pamphlet. 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Unpaginated. [20] pp. Half-title, illustrated throughout in orange ink, presented in French-fold format; text clean, unmarked. Printed orange wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, spine toned. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. KSF519-046. Very Good. Ilo Orleans was a lawyer and author of children's verse. He was born in London, and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1919 where he was editor o... View more info

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The Music from Behind the Moon: An Epitome. With Eight Wood Engravings by Leon Underwood

By: James Branch Cabell (1879-1958)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, The John Day Company: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MM319-040

Condition: Collectible: Good


LIMITED EDITION of 3000 copies of the first book printed by The John Day Company, printed by William Edwin Rudge on Vidalon Velin paper from handset Garamond type and the type distributed, typography by Byron J. Musser. Tall 4to. 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. (vi), 54, (2) pp. Frontispiece engraving, 7 additional engravings throughout; text unmarked, occasional foxing. Black paper boards with paper spine label, in black paper slipcase with wear at edges; binding square and tight, corners of spine bumped with small tears, covers soiled. Laid-in is a prospectus for 25 numbered and signed sets of the en... View more info

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A Tribute to Edwin Grabhorn & The Grabhorn Press.

By: James D. Hart (1911-1990).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library,: 1969

Seller ID: GG217-024

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. [vi], (26) pp. Edwwin Grabhorn's printer's device on title page, decorative initial, 4 black-and-white photographic plates, tailpiece; text clean, unmarked. Blue paper over boards, printed paper label that wraps from back to front cover, plain white paper dust jacket; binding square and tight, dust jacket with light soiling. Near Fine. "An address delivered on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Fifty Years of the Grabhorn Press: A Tribute to Edwin Grabhorn sponsored by The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library... View more info

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Mountaineer: The Life and Times of Marvin Neel and the Backwoods Press.

By: James Lamar Weygand (1919-2003).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Nappanee, IN:, Private Press of the Indiana Kid,: 1969

Seller ID: GO617-038

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies. 8vo. 8 x 5 1/2 inches. [iv], ii, (40) pp. Title page illustrated in color, engravings by Neel throughout, 2 photographic plates tipped in, specimen sheet bound in with the covers of Storm Over the Mountains and Chimera I; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth spine, yellow paper boards stamped with a Neel engraving; binding square and tight, small spot of soiling on back cover. Very Good. Printed and bound by the author-compositor. Biography of Marvin Neel, proprietor of the Backwoods Press. Includes a bibliography of the 13 titles issued by the B... View more info

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The Crandall Press: A History-Bibliography.

By: James Lamar Weygand (1919-2003).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Nappanee, IN:, Private Press of the Indiana Kid,: 1966

Seller ID: GO617-048

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of about 250 copies. 8vo. 8 x 5 3/4 inches. (44) pp. Color ornaments throughout, 2 photographic plates, bibliography of the Crandall Press, 4 illustrations tipped in; text clean, unmarked. Light blue paper over boards, illustrations on both covers, printed paper spine label with a duplicate label bound-in at the colophon; binding square and tight, shelf wear, spine faded. Very Good. A biography of Allen Crandall, a history of his press, The Crandall Press, and a bibliography of the 12 titles published by the same. View more info

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Mr. Whistler's Ten O'clock: As Delivered in London at Cambridge and at Oxford, Together with his Propositions and Propositions No. 2.

By: James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903).

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Chicago:, Alderbrink Press,: 1907

Seller ID: CH316-016

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies. 8vo. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. 52 pp. Text within red-ruled borders, pages uncut; text clean, unmarked. Vellum spine, tan paper over boards, front cover titled in gilt, original wax paper dust jacket; binding square and tight, head of spine gently bumped, top edge foxed, dust jacket torn and chipped. A Very Good copy in a Good dust jacket. Printed on English hand-made paper. James Abbott McNeill Whistler was an American-born painter and graphic artist who was active in England at the time he presented these theoretical papers on aesthetics. He is best-known for ... View more info

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Huey, the Engineer. Wood Engravings by Mallette Dean.

By: Jesse Hilton Stuart (1906-1984).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: St. Helena, CA:, Printed and Published by James E. Beard,: 1960

Seller ID: YF1016-002

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 585 copies. 8vo. 7 1/2 x 5 3/16 inches. (54) pp. Half-title, engraved frontispiece, double-page title-page printed in red and black with an engraved vignette, red initials, printer's device in red on the colophon, 4 additional wood engravings by Mallette Dean in the text, two slips of thin paper with period data about The Eastern Kentucky Railway Co. reproduced from The Official Railway Equipment Register, January 1925 mounted in the rear fly-leaves; text clean, unmarked. Natural beige linen spine, patterned paper over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square a... View more info