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  • DREAM STATE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY Katherine Adams COUTURIER DREAMS Textile Art Fashion Design Modern Photography by Katherine Adams DREAM STATE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY Katherine Adams COUTURIER DREAMS Textile Art Fashion Design Modern Photography
    Katherine Adams

    COUTURIER DREAMS. Fashion Art in Photographs by Katherine Adams.

    SIGNED by the ARTIST/PHOTOGRAPHER, Katherine Adams, on the title page.

    Beautiful and inspirational art photographs that show the spirit of textiles in dreamlike dances. Simply gorgeous.

    Published by Nazraeli Press, Tucson, Arizona, 2005. FIRST EDITION limited to only 1500 copies, as stated on the Colophon page (the last page).

    Large format hardcover book in dustjacket, 11.5x14 inches, 64 unnumbered pages. ISBN: 1590051319.

    Condition: FINE book, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has light soiling and rubbing. A solid, attractive, very presentable copy.

    May your fashion designs always dance like these!

    From the Publisher: ******A self-confessed plain dresser, Katharine Adams instead dazzles the world with…

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    COUTURIER DREAMS. Fashion Art in Photographs by Katherine Adams.

    SIGNED by the ARTIST/PHOTOGRAPHER, Katherine Adams, on the title page.

    Beautiful and inspirational art photographs that show the spirit of textiles in dreamlike dances. Simply gorgeous.

    Published by Nazraeli Press, Tucson, Arizona, 2005. FIRST EDITION limited to only 1500 copies, as stated on the Colophon page (the last page).

    Large format hardcover book in dustjacket, 11.5x14 inches, 64 unnumbered pages. ISBN: 1590051319.

    Condition: FINE book, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has light soiling and rubbing. A solid, attractive, very presentable copy.

    May your fashion designs always dance like these!

    From the Publisher: ******A self-confessed plain dresser, Katharine Adams instead dazzles the world with the fabulous collection that is Couturier Dreams. Gorgeous floating emulsion "garments" dance on every page, with a life and style all of their own. Adams makes collage emulsion images by removing Polaroid photographs from their paper backing and placing them into baths of warm water. She then remounts them onto Arches Watercolor paper, coaxing them into a suggestive silhouette, sometimes taking up to six hours to achieve what she wants. The results are joyful, playful, sensual and original, with a sense of freedom that is gloriously liberating. Spending long hours in the darkroom, Adams describes getting into a dream state as vital to her work. "A type of alchemy occurs," she explains, "when the image is set free, floating, and my journey starts." This beautifully produced book features forty of the artist's most powerful images, richly printed on matt Japanese paper. A stunning first monograph, Couturier Dreams is limited to 1,500 copies.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • MY BROTHER, RAYMOND CARVER James Carver SIGNED BOXED LIMITED EDITION this being Copy #3 of only 12 produced by James Carver (Raymond Carver) MY BROTHER, RAYMOND CARVER James Carver SIGNED BOXED LIMITED EDITION this being Copy #3 of only 12 produced
    James Carver (Raymond Carver)

    MY BROTHER, RAYMOND CARVER: By James Carver.

    Published by Sore Dove Press, San Francisco, 2015, in an ARCHIVAL BOXED EDITION LIMITED TO 12 COPIES, this being hand numbered copy #3 of 12.

    Each box measures 8.5x12 inches and was handcrafted using archival materials. FINELY PRODUCED by a noted SMALL SAN FRANCISCO PRESS.

    The text, by James Carver, brother and only sibling of Raymond Carver, is on 35 loose 5x7 inch cards, printed on one side only. The last card is the Signature / Limitation card which has James Carver's signature and the statement that this is copy 3 of only 12 produced. In the text, James Carver tells about growing up with his brother Raymond and reveals biographical information…

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    MY BROTHER, RAYMOND CARVER: By James Carver.

    Published by Sore Dove Press, San Francisco, 2015, in an ARCHIVAL BOXED EDITION LIMITED TO 12 COPIES, this being hand numbered copy #3 of 12.

    Each box measures 8.5x12 inches and was handcrafted using archival materials. FINELY PRODUCED by a noted SMALL SAN FRANCISCO PRESS.

    The text, by James Carver, brother and only sibling of Raymond Carver, is on 35 loose 5x7 inch cards, printed on one side only. The last card is the Signature / Limitation card which has James Carver's signature and the statement that this is copy 3 of only 12 produced. In the text, James Carver tells about growing up with his brother Raymond and reveals biographical information that has not appeared elsewhere, not even in the last major biography of Carver. There are also 10 5x7 inch b&w photographs taken from Carver's personal family photo album. Some of these photos are shown here for the first time.

    FINE CONDITION, basically as new.

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  • 1920 GEORGE STERLING **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** ROSAMUND Association Copy Inscribed to the English Female Sculptor and Adventuress CLARE SHERIDAN Limited First Edition #188 of 500 by George Sterling 1920 GEORGE STERLING **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** ROSAMUND Association Copy Inscribed to the English Female Sculptor and Adventuress CLARE SHERIDAN Limited First Edition #188 of 500
    George Sterling

    ROSAMUND: A DRAMATIC POEM, by GEORGE STERLING.

    Published by A. M. Robertson, San Francisco, 1920. First edition, first printing, with the date 1920 on both the title page and copyright page with no indication of additional printings.

    Limited Edition of only 500 copies, this being hand numbered copy 188, as shown on the limitation page (the last page).

    Softcovers, 5.5x8.5 inches, 120 pages.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by GEORGE STERLING to CLARE SHERIDAN on the front free endpaper: "For Clare Sheridan, This melodrama of another 'golden lily,' without apologies for her conduct. George Sterling. San Francisco, Oct. 11th, 1921."

    Clare Consuelo Sheridan (née Frewen) b.1885 d.1970, was an English sculptor, journalist and writer known primarily for creating busts of…

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    ROSAMUND: A DRAMATIC POEM, by GEORGE STERLING.

    Published by A. M. Robertson, San Francisco, 1920. First edition, first printing, with the date 1920 on both the title page and copyright page with no indication of additional printings.

    Limited Edition of only 500 copies, this being hand numbered copy 188, as shown on the limitation page (the last page).

    Softcovers, 5.5x8.5 inches, 120 pages.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by GEORGE STERLING to CLARE SHERIDAN on the front free endpaper: "For Clare Sheridan, This melodrama of another 'golden lily,' without apologies for her conduct. George Sterling. San Francisco, Oct. 11th, 1921."

    Clare Consuelo Sheridan (née Frewen) b.1885 d.1970, was an English sculptor, journalist and writer known primarily for creating busts of the famous (including her cousin Winston Churchill) and writing diaries recounting her worldly travels. She enjoyed travelling around the world; and among her circle of friends were Princess Margaret of Sweden, Lord and Lady Mountbatten, Lady Diana Cooper, Vita Sackville-West and Vivien Leigh. She led an adventurous life. Please read all about her on her Wikipedia page.

    GOOD MINUS condition: The covers are worn at the corners and edges, the spine covering is missing its top 1 inch, has some scrapes, and is splitting at the bottom rear fold for about 2 inches, the front cover has a stiff and tender crease where it was attached to the front free endpaper, nonetheless these original covers are still holding and doing their job; there is a crease to the upper front corner of the book leaving a crease at that corner of the covers and inner pages; internally the staples binding the text block are rusting, the pages are tight, bright, clean and clear. A used copy that remains solid and presentable.

    A wonderful Signed and Inscribed copy with a great Association to an impressive English woman.

    About George Sterling (from Wikipedia):

    ******George Sterling, b.1869 d.1926, was an American writer based in the San Francisco, California Bay Area and Carmel by the Sea. He was considered a prominent poet and playwright and proponent of Bohemianism during the first quarter of the twentieth century. His work was admired by writers as diverse as Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Theodore Dreiser, and Sinclair Lewis.

    In 1905 Sterling moved to Carmel by the Sea, California, an undeveloped coastal area, and soon established a settlement for like minded Bohemian writers. Carmel had been discovered by Charles Warren Stoddard and others, but Sterling made it world famous.

    Sterling joined the Bohemian Club and acted in their theatrical productions each summer at the Bohemian Grove. For the Grove play of 1907 the Club presented Sterling's "The Triumph of Bohemia".

    Sterling carried a vial of cyanide for many years. In November 1926, Sterling used it while at his residence at the San Francisco Bohemian Club. Kevin Starr wrote that "When George Sterling's corpse was discovered in his room at the Bohemian Club... the golden age of San Francisco's bohemia had definitely come to a miserable end."******

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  • 1914 GEORGE STERLING **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** BEYOND THE BREAKERS Association Copy Inscribed to ALBERT ABRAMS M.D. First Edition by George Sterling 1914 GEORGE STERLING **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** BEYOND THE BREAKERS Association Copy Inscribed to ALBERT ABRAMS M.D. First Edition
    George Sterling

    BEYOND THE BREAKERS AND OTHER POEMS, by GEORGE STERLING.

    Published by A. M. Robertson, San Francisco, 1914. First edition, first printing, with the date 1914 on both the title page and copyright page with no indication of additional printings.

    Hardcover book, cloth covered boards with gilt titles and design on front cover and gilt titles on spine, 5.5x7.5 inches, 141 pages.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by GEORGE STERLING to ALBERT ABRAMS on the front free endpaper: "For Albert Abrams, M.D. and genius, from his affectionate and admiring friend, George Sterling. San Francisco, Dec. 16th, 1918."

    Albert Abrams, b.1863 d.1924, was a controversial American physician, well known during his life for inventing machines, such as the "Oscilloclast" and the "Radioclast", which…

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    BEYOND THE BREAKERS AND OTHER POEMS, by GEORGE STERLING.

    Published by A. M. Robertson, San Francisco, 1914. First edition, first printing, with the date 1914 on both the title page and copyright page with no indication of additional printings.

    Hardcover book, cloth covered boards with gilt titles and design on front cover and gilt titles on spine, 5.5x7.5 inches, 141 pages.

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by GEORGE STERLING to ALBERT ABRAMS on the front free endpaper: "For Albert Abrams, M.D. and genius, from his affectionate and admiring friend, George Sterling. San Francisco, Dec. 16th, 1918."

    Albert Abrams, b.1863 d.1924, was a controversial American physician, well known during his life for inventing machines, such as the "Oscilloclast" and the "Radioclast", which he claimed could diagnose and cure almost any disease. These claims were challenged from the outset and mostly debunked over time. Though an actual M.D. who was elected vice president of the California State Medical Society in 1889 and made president of the San Francisco Medico-Chirurgical Society in 1893, he was primarily an amazingly successful Charlatan. Please read all about him and his medical theories, inventions, and practices on his Wikipedia page.

    This book contains the poem "To One Self-Slain". Sadly, George Sterling committed suicide at his Bohemian Club residence in 1926.

    GOOD condition: The left 1 inch of the front cover and the spine are sunned and faded, there is some wear to the top of the spine, the front cover has a few tiny white spots, else these original covers are sturdy and doing their job well. Internally, there is toning to the endpapers, there are light chips to a few page edges due to the fact that these pages had to be cut open, there is a small correction on page 24 likely in Sterling's hand, the inner hinge is split at one place but holding well, the poem "To One Self-Slain" is toned (perhaps the book was left open with that page in the sun), overall the pages are tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice, presentable copy.

    A wonderful Signed and Inscribed copy with a great Association.

    About George Sterling (from Wikipedia):

    ******George Sterling, b.1869 d.1926, was an American writer based in the San Francisco, California Bay Area and Carmel by the Sea. He was considered a prominent poet and playwright and proponent of Bohemianism during the first quarter of the twentieth century. His work was admired by writers as diverse as Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Theodore Dreiser, and Sinclair Lewis.

    In 1905 Sterling moved to Carmel by the Sea, California, an undeveloped coastal area, and soon established a settlement for like minded Bohemian writers. Carmel had been discovered by Charles Warren Stoddard and others, but Sterling made it world famous.

    Sterling joined the Bohemian Club and acted in their theatrical productions each summer at the Bohemian Grove. For the Grove play of 1907 the Club presented Sterling's "The Triumph of Bohemia".

    Sterling carried a vial of cyanide for many years. In November 1926, Sterling used it while at his residence at the San Francisco Bohemian Club. Kevin Starr wrote that "When George Sterling's corpse was discovered in his room at the Bohemian Club... the golden age of San Francisco's bohemia had definitely come to a miserable end."******

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  • DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL **SIGNED** by SPARKLEHORSE (Mark Linkous), DANGER MOUSE, and DAVID LYNCH Ltd. First Ed. 1/5000 Illustrated Book w/ CD by Sparklehorse and Danger Mouse DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL **SIGNED** by SPARKLEHORSE (Mark Linkous), DANGER MOUSE, and DAVID LYNCH Ltd. First Ed. 1/5000 Illustrated Book w/ CD
    Sparklehorse and Danger Mouse

    DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL. Written by DANGER MOUSE and SPARKLEHORSE (aka MARK LINKOUS), with Photography by DAVID LYNCH.

    HAND SIGNED on the front free endpaper by: DANGER MOUSE, SPARKLEHORSE / MARK LINKOUS, and DAVID LYNCH.

    LIMITED, NUMBERED, FIRST EDITION, this being hand numbered copy 4137 of 5000. Though not called for, this copy is SIGNED by all the contributors. It is one of the only such copies I have seen.

    Published by powerHouse Books, New York, 2009. ISBN 10: 1576875245 ISBN 13: 9781576875247.

    Hardcover Book, illustrated covers, no dustjacket as issued, 9x12 inches (23x30 cm) oblong, 104 unnumbered pages. Illustrated throughout with color photographs by David Lynch. INCLUDES a CD mounted in the rear cover.

    NEAR FINE condition,…

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    DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL. Written by DANGER MOUSE and SPARKLEHORSE (aka MARK LINKOUS), with Photography by DAVID LYNCH.

    HAND SIGNED on the front free endpaper by: DANGER MOUSE, SPARKLEHORSE / MARK LINKOUS, and DAVID LYNCH.

    LIMITED, NUMBERED, FIRST EDITION, this being hand numbered copy 4137 of 5000. Though not called for, this copy is SIGNED by all the contributors. It is one of the only such copies I have seen.

    Published by powerHouse Books, New York, 2009. ISBN 10: 1576875245 ISBN 13: 9781576875247.

    Hardcover Book, illustrated covers, no dustjacket as issued, 9x12 inches (23x30 cm) oblong, 104 unnumbered pages. Illustrated throughout with color photographs by David Lynch. INCLUDES a CD mounted in the rear cover.

    NEAR FINE condition, light rubbing to the covers, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. The signatures are bold and bright. The CD is fine.

    This SIGNED COPY is RARE, especially so with the signature of Mark Linkous / Sparklehorse.

    SPARKLEHORSE aka MARK LINKOUS, b.1962 d. 2010, was a guitarist, singer, songwriter, from Richmond, Virginia. He released four acclaimed albums and collaborated with Tom Waits, the Flaming Lips, Thom Yorke of Radiohead, and many others. MARK LINKOUS COMMITTED SUICIDE in 2010 in Knoxville Tennessee, not long after this book was released.

    DANGER MOUSE is an eleven time Grammy Award nominated; two time Grammy Award winning artist and producer. In a short time, he has created a diverse body of work, including albums with Beck, the Black Keys, Gorillaz, and his own hugely successful band Gnarls Barkley. He was recently named one of Esquire's 75 most influential people of the 21st Century.

    David Lynch is a renowned filmmaker.

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  • 1929 Photo Album / Scapbook FIRST CLASS OCEAN LINER TOUR of ASIA w/ 225 ITEMS including 100 Original PHOTOGRAPHS by Gertrude Rice and Sanford Rice 1929 Photo Album / Scapbook FIRST CLASS OCEAN LINER TOUR of ASIA w/ 225 ITEMS including 100 Original PHOTOGRAPHS
    Gertrude Rice and Sanford Rice

    PHOTO ALBUM / SCRAPBOOK of GERTRUDE and SANFORD RICE on their "FOURTH RICE TOUR, 1929".

    Gertrude and Sanford Rice traveled around Asia as First Class Passengers on the Maiden Voyage of the Japanese Steamship Ocean Liner the ASAMA MARU.

    This Photo Album / Scrapbook contains over 225 pasted in photographic items including approximately 100 original snapshot photographs taken by the Rices, real photo postcards, tourist photo cards (including some photo cards of the first class amenities of the SS Asama Maru) ,and pictorial clippings. There is also some ephemera, and a nice fold-open, hand-colored, panoramic photograph of Hong Kong at the rear.

    The trip took the Rices to Japan, Hong Kong, Manila, Sumatra and Hawaii. There are photographs…

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    PHOTO ALBUM / SCRAPBOOK of GERTRUDE and SANFORD RICE on their "FOURTH RICE TOUR, 1929".

    Gertrude and Sanford Rice traveled around Asia as First Class Passengers on the Maiden Voyage of the Japanese Steamship Ocean Liner the ASAMA MARU.

    This Photo Album / Scrapbook contains over 225 pasted in photographic items including approximately 100 original snapshot photographs taken by the Rices, real photo postcards, tourist photo cards (including some photo cards of the first class amenities of the SS Asama Maru) ,and pictorial clippings. There is also some ephemera, and a nice fold-open, hand-colored, panoramic photograph of Hong Kong at the rear.

    The trip took the Rices to Japan, Hong Kong, Manila, Sumatra and Hawaii. There are photographs of all the locales.

    Flexible black covers, cord bound, 10x13 inches oblong, 34 black paper album leaves with photographic items pasted onto both sides (i.e. 68 pages with items) plus 13 blank leaves.

    Condition: The album covers are chipped and worn along the edges, internally nice, some photos have faded but most are sharp, bright, clean and clear. The fold-open map at the rear is solid but has a number of creases where it was folded incorrectly

    Ah yes, 1929. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Stock market collapse? Let's take a first class trip around Asia! I wonder what happened to Gertrude and Sanford Rice when they returned and entered the Great Depression. Was there ever a Fifth Rice Tour?

    About the ASAMA MARU (from Wikipedia):

    ******Asama Maru was a Japanese Ocean Liner owned by Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK). The ship was built in 1927-1929 by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. at Nagasaki, Japan. The vessel was named after an important Shinto shrine.

    Asama Maru set a speed record on her maiden voyage to California in 1929.

    Asama Maru left Yokohama on 11 October 1929 on her maiden voyage to California, arriving on 24 October. Asama Maru provided accommodation for 222 first class passengers and for 96 second class passengers. There was also room for up to 504 third class passengers. The ship and passengers were served by a crew of 330. The trip between Yokohama and San Francisco typically took 15 days, with fares starting from $190 in second class and from $315 in first class.

    Asama Maru was built for NYK's premier high speed trans Pacific Orient-California fortnightly service. The ship was called The Queen of the Sea. Principal ports of call included Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, Los Angeles & San Francisco.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This photo album is heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • LIVRE DE PRIÈRES Filled with CHROMOLITHOGRAPH PLATES & ORNAMENTAL BORDERS 1858 & 1862 TWO VOLUMES by Bernard Charles Mathieu and Ferdinand Denis LIVRE DE PRIÈRES Filled with CHROMOLITHOGRAPH PLATES & ORNAMENTAL BORDERS 1858 & 1862 TWO VOLUMES
    Bernard Charles Mathieu and Ferdinand Denis

    LIVRE DE PRIÈRES - Illustré à l'aide des Ornements Des Manuscrits du Moyen Age / classés dans l'ordre chronologique et selon les styles divers qui se sont succédé depuis le huitième siècle jusqu'au seizième.

    (BOOK OF PRAYERS / BOOK OF HOURS - Illustrated with Ornamentations from Manuscripts of the Middle Ages...)

    By Bernard Charles Mathieu and Ferdinand Denis.

    Published by Charles Mathieu and Printed by Chez J. Renouard, PARIS, 1858 and 1862.

    Two Volumes, full calf leather, front and rear covers blind stamped, spine titled in gilt, five raised spine bands, all edges gauffered and gilt, dentelles in blind with corner fleurons, marbled endpapers, 5x7 inches (13x18 cm). Pagination: 149, [13]; 250 pp. Text in French.

    Volume I illustrated…

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    LIVRE DE PRIÈRES - Illustré à l'aide des Ornements Des Manuscrits du Moyen Age / classés dans l'ordre chronologique et selon les styles divers qui se sont succédé depuis le huitième siècle jusqu'au seizième.

    (BOOK OF PRAYERS / BOOK OF HOURS - Illustrated with Ornamentations from Manuscripts of the Middle Ages...)

    By Bernard Charles Mathieu and Ferdinand Denis.

    Published by Charles Mathieu and Printed by Chez J. Renouard, PARIS, 1858 and 1862.

    Two Volumes, full calf leather, front and rear covers blind stamped, spine titled in gilt, five raised spine bands, all edges gauffered and gilt, dentelles in blind with corner fleurons, marbled endpapers, 5x7 inches (13x18 cm). Pagination: 149, [13]; 250 pp. Text in French.

    Volume I illustrated throughout with gorgeous chromolithographs. Volume II a text volume with b&w ornamental framing.

    A beautiful prayer book.

    Volume I, the most important of the two volumes and published two years prior to Volume II, is exquisitely embellished throughout with chromolithograph borders and plates depicting medieval manuscripts. Preliminary pages of this volume give details of the border ornamentations:. Byzantine for the Morning Prayers, Carolingian for the Evening Prayers, etc. Each section of prayers has a chromolithograph frontispiece. At the end there is also The Mass for Marriage. The lithography is by Charles Mathieu. Simply GORGEOUS.

    Volume II contains a history of European decorative manuscript painting from antiquity through the Gothic period. The text is written by Ferdinand Denis.

    Provenance: A great association copy. Both volumes have the bookplate of ROBERT ORMES DOUGAN, b.1904 d.1999, on the front pastedown. His signature is also on the blank verso of the front free endpaper of Volume I. Dougan was the director of the Dublin Library and later Chief Librarian of the Huntington Library. He was renowned for his knowlege of The Book of Kells. He donated many books and medieval manuscripts to Occidental College, as well as to other universities. Tipped in OVER the Dougan bookplates is an Occidental College bookplate which has a "Released" notice printed at its bottom. The OC bookplate can be lifted up to fully reveal Dougan's bookplate below. Obituaries that detail Dougan's life can easily found online at The Guardian, The Independent, and L.A. Times websites.

    Condition: The covers of both volumes have some rubbing and there are nicks to the leather along the spine folds, but they remain solid and lovely. Internally, Volume I has some foxing and toning throughout, heaviest to the early and later pages, otherwise both volumes are tight, bright clean and unmarked.

    Volume I, with its gorgeous chromolithograph plates and ornamental borders, has become almost impossible to find.

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  • 1980 LAURA RIDING JACKSON Poetry Broadside SIGNED & INSCRIBED to HERB YELLIN, Lord John Press by Laura Riding Jackson 1980 LAURA RIDING JACKSON Poetry Broadside SIGNED & INSCRIBED to HERB YELLIN, Lord John Press
    Laura Riding Jackson

    A POEM : HOW A POEM CAME TO BE. A Lovely BROADSIDE POEM by LAURA RIDING JACKSON.

    "Presentation Copy" SIGNED and INSCRIBED by LAURA RIDING JACKSON to HERB YELLIN, late owner of LORD JOHN PRESS, who published this broadside and also a Fine Printing edition of one of Laura Riding Jackon's books.

    HAND INSCRIBED: "For Herb Yellin, gratefully / L. J.". The inscription is below the printed statement "Presentation Copy".

    Also SIGNED at the end of her poem, beneath her printed name.

    Published by [Lord John Press, 1980]. Presentation Copy. (Presentation Copies are normally printed prior to numbered copies, making them quite hard to find.) Subsequently printed in a limited edition of only 150 numbered copies.

    Broadside, printed…

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    A POEM : HOW A POEM CAME TO BE. A Lovely BROADSIDE POEM by LAURA RIDING JACKSON.

    "Presentation Copy" SIGNED and INSCRIBED by LAURA RIDING JACKSON to HERB YELLIN, late owner of LORD JOHN PRESS, who published this broadside and also a Fine Printing edition of one of Laura Riding Jackon's books.

    HAND INSCRIBED: "For Herb Yellin, gratefully / L. J.". The inscription is below the printed statement "Presentation Copy".

    Also SIGNED at the end of her poem, beneath her printed name.

    Published by [Lord John Press, 1980]. Presentation Copy. (Presentation Copies are normally printed prior to numbered copies, making them quite hard to find.) Subsequently printed in a limited edition of only 150 numbered copies.

    Broadside, printed on fine heavy stock paper, deckled top and bottom edges, 15x22 inches.

    NEAR FINE condition, some light creases from handling, bright and beautiful.

    From the Broadside: "Within a very few years of the publication of my Collected Poems (1938)... I renounced further trying the way of poetry... saying: I would write no more poems - and I wrote no more poems... (however) I wrote for (a close friend), in the 1978 Christmastime, a poem, marked as a poem for him only, giving it the title HOW A POEM CAME TO BE. I kept no copy of this privately written and given poem, and forgot the writing and the giving of it... I chanced, recently, to tell my friend of receiving a request for a poem to publish in broadside form from the Lord John Press, indicating my feeling some surprise that Mr. Yellin, the Press's director, should not have been aware that FOR FORTY YEARS there had been NO NEW POEMS of mine. But my friend reminded me that about a year ago there HAD been a new poem - the one I wrote for him; and he urged me to let him release it to me from its private status of being a poem for him only... I give here the poem, given him, to be out in the world..."

    LAURA RIDING JACKSON, b.1901 d.1991, was an iconoclastic American Poet. She left New England at the age of 25 to live with ROBERT GRAVES and his wife, Nancy Nicholson. The triangle did not suit her, and Laura Riding tried to commit suicide in 1927. Thereafter Robert Graves divorced his wife and lived together with Laura Riding in Majorca, France, England and Switzerland, and even went with her when she returned to the United States. They bitterly broke up in 1939. In 1941 Laura Riding Jackson renounced poetry, married Schuyler B. Jackson, and lived quietly with him in Wabasso, Florida, until her death in 1991. In the 60s, 70s and 80s she wrote a number of pieces explaining her reasons for renouncing poetry, but no poetry. This is apparently THE ONLY POEM written by Laura Riding Jackson since 1941.

    You can read much more about LAURA RIDING on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet.

    This Large and Lovely BROADSIDE will be shipped carefully rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • 1906 Department of the Interior CASES Regarding PUBLIC LANDS Indian Reservations, Mining Claims, Water Rights, Railroad Grants, &c. TWO VOLUMES, Vol. 34 and Vol. 35 by Department of the Interior 1906 Department of the Interior CASES Regarding PUBLIC LANDS Indian Reservations, Mining Claims, Water Rights, Railroad Grants, &c. TWO VOLUMES, Vol. 34 and Vol. 35
    Department of the Interior

    Decisions of the Department of the Interior in Cases Relating to Public Lands. Two Volumes. Volumes 34, July 1905 to June 1906, and Volume 35, July 1906 to June 1907.

    ORIGINAL EDITIONS published by the Government Printing Office "GPO", Washington DC, 1906 and 1907. First editions.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards, 6x9 inches, xxix + 759 pages and xxx + 719 pages.

    Hundreds and hundreds of decisions, with a Table of Contents that includes Cases Reported, Cases Cited, Cases Overruled and Modified, Acts of Congress, and more. Also includes a comprehensive Index at the rear.

    Includes cases relating to Indian Lands, Reservations, Mining Claims, Homesteading, Railroad Grants, and many other cases relating to Public Lands.

    The TWO VOLUMES are…

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    Decisions of the Department of the Interior in Cases Relating to Public Lands. Two Volumes. Volumes 34, July 1905 to June 1906, and Volume 35, July 1906 to June 1907.

    ORIGINAL EDITIONS published by the Government Printing Office "GPO", Washington DC, 1906 and 1907. First editions.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards, 6x9 inches, xxix + 759 pages and xxx + 719 pages.

    Hundreds and hundreds of decisions, with a Table of Contents that includes Cases Reported, Cases Cited, Cases Overruled and Modified, Acts of Congress, and more. Also includes a comprehensive Index at the rear.

    Includes cases relating to Indian Lands, Reservations, Mining Claims, Homesteading, Railroad Grants, and many other cases relating to Public Lands.

    The TWO VOLUMES are in GOOD MINUS condition, scrapes, rubs, darkening, and some spotting to the covers; the front and rear inner hinge of both volumes are cracked but holding well; internally, the endpapers have some spotting and toning, there is waviness to the early pages of Volume 35, there are some pencil marks beside some of the Mining Claim items in the Index of Volume 34, otherwise both volumes show general handling and use but remain tight, bright, clean and clear.

    An attractive, presentable set of these vintage Two Volumes containing decisions of the Department of the Interior relating to Public Lands, decisions that continue to affect us all to this day!

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  • Arthur C. Clarke 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY **SIGNED** Special Millennial Edition HC/DJ F/F 1999 by Arthur C. Clarke Arthur C. Clarke 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY **SIGNED** Special Millennial Edition HC/DJ F/F 1999
    Arthur C. Clarke

    2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY, by ARTHUR C. CLARKE. This edition with a SPECIAL INTRODUCTION by the Author.

    HAND SIGNED by CLARKE on a card attached to the front pastedown. The signed card is protected, and mostly covered, by the front dj flap.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5.5x8.5 inches, xviii + 236 pages.

    Published by New American Library, a division of Penguin Putnam, New York, 1999. First thus edition (first Special Millennial Edition with the new Introduction by Clarke and the new dustjacket art), with the statement "First New American Library Printing, October 1999" and the number line starting at "1". (The first edition of the original publication was in 1968.)

    Condition: FINE book in a FINE dustjacket. Looks and feels…

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    2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY, by ARTHUR C. CLARKE. This edition with a SPECIAL INTRODUCTION by the Author.

    HAND SIGNED by CLARKE on a card attached to the front pastedown. The signed card is protected, and mostly covered, by the front dj flap.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5.5x8.5 inches, xviii + 236 pages.

    Published by New American Library, a division of Penguin Putnam, New York, 1999. First thus edition (first Special Millennial Edition with the new Introduction by Clarke and the new dustjacket art), with the statement "First New American Library Printing, October 1999" and the number line starting at "1". (The first edition of the original publication was in 1968.)

    Condition: FINE book in a FINE dustjacket. Looks and feels unread. The SIGNATURE of Arthur C. Clarke is bright and clear.

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  • 1865 LIBERATOR ANTI-SLAVERY ABOLITIONIST Newspaper IMPORTANT FINAL ISSUE with UNPUBLISHED ABRAHAM LINCOLN TEXT by William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln 1865 LIBERATOR ANTI-SLAVERY ABOLITIONIST Newspaper IMPORTANT FINAL ISSUE with UNPUBLISHED ABRAHAM LINCOLN TEXT
    William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln

    THE LIBERATOR Boston, Friday, December 29, 1865. Vol. XXXV No. 52. ANTI-SLAVERY PERIODICAL.

    This is the Famous and Rare FINAL EDITION of The Liberator. It celebrates the pending ratification of the 13th Amendment, that Abolished Slavery, and contains an UNPUBLISHED EXTRACT from a LETTER by ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

    THIS IS THE ORIGINAL FINAL ISSUE of this important anti-slavery paper. It is the corrected second printing of the final issue, with the added thanks to Reverend May on the third page, and with the additional letter from William C. Nell on the fourth page. Authors include Lydia Maria Child, E. Cady Stanton, Garrison, et al. Lydia Maria Child was, like Garrison, a prominent abolitionist.

    Single fold broadsheet newspaper, 4…

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    THE LIBERATOR Boston, Friday, December 29, 1865. Vol. XXXV No. 52. ANTI-SLAVERY PERIODICAL.

    This is the Famous and Rare FINAL EDITION of The Liberator. It celebrates the pending ratification of the 13th Amendment, that Abolished Slavery, and contains an UNPUBLISHED EXTRACT from a LETTER by ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

    THIS IS THE ORIGINAL FINAL ISSUE of this important anti-slavery paper. It is the corrected second printing of the final issue, with the added thanks to Reverend May on the third page, and with the additional letter from William C. Nell on the fourth page. Authors include Lydia Maria Child, E. Cady Stanton, Garrison, et al. Lydia Maria Child was, like Garrison, a prominent abolitionist.

    Single fold broadsheet newspaper, 4 pages, 18.5x26 inches. Folded in half vertically and horizontally, as originally distributed.

    Beautiful front-page engraving. On the left side are White slave-owners selling their "Slaves, Horses & Other Cattle"; on the right side are Blacks entering the land of Emancipation; in the middle is a picture of Jesus with a Black man and White man at his feet and the statement: "I come to break the bonds of the Oppressor". Running through the illustration is a banner stating: "Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor As Thy Self".

    Edited by William Lloyd Garrison, Printed by J. B. Yerrinton & Son, with articles by and/or about William Garrison, Lydia Maria Child, Thaddeus Stevens, Abraham Lincoln, and many others.

    Front page has a twenty-two line extract from an UNPUBLISHED LETTER "from the late PRESIDENT LINCOLN, addressed to Gen. Wadsworth, taking strong ground in favor of universal suffrage", and also a three-column article on "The Constitutional Amendment" (abolishing slavery).

    Other articles include: "Through the Red Sea into the Wilderness" by Lydia Maria Child (8 lengthy paragraphs), "William Lloyd Garrison and the Liberator" (printing remarks by Garrison), and "Political Rights of Women," printing the text of a 26-line letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to William Lloyd Garrison. This issue also includes poems by J. C. Hagan, Sarah T. Bolton, Joel Benton, et al. One of the poems is titled: "A FAREWELL TO THE LIVERATOR", another "Slavery's Funeral March". Again, this was the final issue of "The Liberator," with articles on the abolition of slavery and universal suffrage.

    GOOD condition, creasing from where the issue was folded both horizontally and vertically, foxing at the folds and a bit here and there, age toning to the edges and some of the folds, some closed tears and small chips to the extremities and folds, a small tear to the intersection of the horizontal and vertical fold. Overall, this original 150+ year old newspaper remains a nice, sturdy, bright and clear copy.

    The issue will be sent folded, as is its normal state.

    This FINAL ISSUE of THE LIBERATOR, with the unpublished Lincoln text and tributes to Garrison and his paper, is considered to be the Publication's MOST VALUABLE and HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER ISSUE. You can read about THE LIBERATOR newspaper, and about many of the contributors in this final issue, on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet.

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  • 1909 GEORGE STERLING - A WINE OF WIZARDRY First Edition SIGNED, INSCRIBED, with HANDWRITTEN POEM by George Sterling 1909 GEORGE STERLING - A WINE OF WIZARDRY First Edition SIGNED, INSCRIBED, with HANDWRITTEN POEM
    George Sterling

    A WINE OF WIZARDRY AND OTHER POEMS, by GEORGE STERLING. His scarce second book.

    Published by A. M. Robertson, San Francisco, 1909. First edition, first printing, with the date 1908 on the copyright page and 1909 on the title page with no indication of additional printings (this book was copyrighted 1908 a few months before it was actually published in 1909).

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by GEORGE STERLING on the front free endpaper: "With the best wishes of / George Sterling". Above Sterling's inscription is the previous owner's signature "J. E. Rankin", likely to whom the book is inscribed. There is a James Rankin, a businessman from Martinez California, who was an early member of the Bohemian Club, but from the…

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    A WINE OF WIZARDRY AND OTHER POEMS, by GEORGE STERLING. His scarce second book.

    Published by A. M. Robertson, San Francisco, 1909. First edition, first printing, with the date 1908 on the copyright page and 1909 on the title page with no indication of additional printings (this book was copyrighted 1908 a few months before it was actually published in 1909).

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by GEORGE STERLING on the front free endpaper: "With the best wishes of / George Sterling". Above Sterling's inscription is the previous owner's signature "J. E. Rankin", likely to whom the book is inscribed. There is a James Rankin, a businessman from Martinez California, who was an early member of the Bohemian Club, but from the little I can find it seems he died in 1901, and if so, it's not him.

    Also, HANDWRITTEN BY GEORGE STERLING on a blank prelim is the entire LAST STANZA of his POEM "The Night of the Gods", which is printed in its entirety on page 48. This manuscript poem is SIGNED by STERLING, and in a bottom corner of the page he wrote "Page 48".

    Hardcover Book, burgundy cloth covered boards embossed in gilt, 5x8 inches, 137 pages. There is no embossed fountain on the front cover which, as I was once told by the late Peter Howard of Serendipity Books, Berkeley, indicates a first state cover, but I have not been able to verify this with certainty one way or the other.

    In addition to numerous poems the book contains Sterling's play written in verse titled Triumph of Bohemia. It is basically Sterling's tribute to the Bohemian Club. The play was performed as the Bohemian Grove Play of 1907.

    GOOD condition: The covers are lightly rubbed at the corner tips and spine ends, and darkened at the spine making the spine titling almost illegible (visible upon close examination), otherwise the covers are solid and clean, and the front cover gilt remains bright. Internally, the front and rear inner hinges are cracked but holding well, the front and rear flyleaf are browned, the front free flyleaf is has a vertical crease near its gutter edge making the joint somewhat tender, otherwise the inner pages are very nice, they have all been carefully cut open and are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    A WINE OF WIZARDRY is one of George Sterling's most hard to find books, especially so INSCRIBED, SIGNED (twice), and with a HANDWRITTEN POEM.

    About George Sterling (from Wikipedia):

    ******George Sterling, b.1869 d.1926, was an American writer based in San Francisco and Carmel-by-the-Sea. He was a prominent poet, playwright, and Bohemian.

    Sterling joined the Bohemian Club and acted in their theatrical productions each summer at the Bohemian Grove. For the Grove play of 1907 the Club presented Sterling's "The Triumph of Bohemia", a drama depicting the battle between the Spirit of Bohemia and Mammon for the souls of the Grove's Woodmen.

    After Sterling's poem A WINE OF WIZARDRY was published in the September 1907 issue of Cosmopolitan, Ambrose Bierce wrote a review that stated: "Whatever length of days may be accorded to this magazine, it is not likely to do anything more notable in literature than it accomplished in this issue by the publication of Mr. George Sterling's poem, A Wine of Wizardry." Bierce also wrote to Sterling: "I hardly know how to speak of it. No poem in English of equal length has so bewildering a wealth of imagination. Not Spencer himself has flung such a profusion of jewels into so small a casket".

    Despite such famous mentors as Ambrose Bierce and his long association with Jack London, Sterling himself never became well known outside California.

    Sterling carried a vial of cyanide for many years. In November 1926, Sterling used it while at his residence at the San Francisco Bohemian Club. Kevin Starr wrote that "When George Sterling's corpse was discovered in his room at the Bohemian Club... the golden age of San Francisco's bohemia had definitely come to a miserable end."******

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  • RICHARD JOHN HOFFMAN - MASTER PRINTER First Edition Limited 1/250 ILLUSTRATED Association Copy HAND SIGNED by BARRY MOSER by Edward Repan Petko RICHARD JOHN HOFFMAN - MASTER PRINTER First Edition Limited 1/250 ILLUSTRATED Association Copy HAND SIGNED by BARRY MOSER
    Edward Repan Petko

    A TRIBUTE to the WORK of RICHARD JOHN HOFFMAN: MASTER PRINTER and TEACHER, by Edward Repan Petko.

    Published by The Zamorano Club, Los Angeles, California, 2002. FIRST and LIMITED EDITION of only 250 copies, as stated on its Colophon page (the last page).

    SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY:

    HAND SIGNED by BARRY MOSER on a BOOKPLATE on the front pastedown. Barry Moser, b.1940, is, in addition to being a well known artist, printer and illustrator, the Owner, Operator, and Proprietor of PENNYROYAL PRESS. A master printer and press owner's signed bookplate inside a book about a master printer and press owner. Rather cool.

    Hardcover Book, burgundy cloth covered boards, gilt titling and designs to the front cover and spine, no dustjacket as…

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    A TRIBUTE to the WORK of RICHARD JOHN HOFFMAN: MASTER PRINTER and TEACHER, by Edward Repan Petko.

    Published by The Zamorano Club, Los Angeles, California, 2002. FIRST and LIMITED EDITION of only 250 copies, as stated on its Colophon page (the last page).

    SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY:

    HAND SIGNED by BARRY MOSER on a BOOKPLATE on the front pastedown. Barry Moser, b.1940, is, in addition to being a well known artist, printer and illustrator, the Owner, Operator, and Proprietor of PENNYROYAL PRESS. A master printer and press owner's signed bookplate inside a book about a master printer and press owner. Rather cool.

    Hardcover Book, burgundy cloth covered boards, gilt titling and designs to the front cover and spine, no dustjacket as issued, 9x12 inches, 157 pages. Illustrated with a tipped on glossy color photograph frontispiece, some page borders in red, blue, and shades of gray, and a 20 pages of illustrations of Hoffman's Books & Imprints at the rear.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Lovely.

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  • 1906 ORGANIZACIÓN Y FUNCIONAMIENTO DE LAS CORTES Según Las CONSTITUCIONES ESPAÑOLAS / SPANISH COURTS OF LAW and the CONSTITUTIONS of 1812-1876 Spanish Text by Adolfo Pons Y Umbert 1906 ORGANIZACIÓN Y FUNCIONAMIENTO DE LAS CORTES Según Las CONSTITUCIONES ESPAÑOLAS / SPANISH COURTS OF LAW and the CONSTITUTIONS of 1812-1876 Spanish Text
    Adolfo Pons Y Umbert

    ORGANIZACIÓN Y FUNCIONAMIENTO DE LAS CORTES Según Las CONSTITUCIONES ESPAÑOLAS y Reglamentación de Dicho Cuerpo Colegislador. Exposición Sintética por Adolfo Pons Y Umbert.

    (ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONING OF THE COURTS According to the SPANISH CONSTITUTIONS and Regulation by the Legislative Body. Compiled by Adolfo Pons Y Umbert.)

    TEXT in SPANISH.

    Describes in great detail how the Spanish courts operated under the Constitutions of 1812 through 1876 and their accompanying regulations.

    Published by the Secretaría del Congreso de los Diputados / M. G. Hernandez, Madrid, 1906 (as dated at the bottom of the spine and at the end of the Prologue). FIRST EDITION.

    Hardcover Book, brown cloth covered boards, gilt titles to the front cover and spine, blind framing to the front…

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    ORGANIZACIÓN Y FUNCIONAMIENTO DE LAS CORTES Según Las CONSTITUCIONES ESPAÑOLAS y Reglamentación de Dicho Cuerpo Colegislador. Exposición Sintética por Adolfo Pons Y Umbert.

    (ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONING OF THE COURTS According to the SPANISH CONSTITUTIONS and Regulation by the Legislative Body. Compiled by Adolfo Pons Y Umbert.)

    TEXT in SPANISH.

    Describes in great detail how the Spanish courts operated under the Constitutions of 1812 through 1876 and their accompanying regulations.

    Published by the Secretaría del Congreso de los Diputados / M. G. Hernandez, Madrid, 1906 (as dated at the bottom of the spine and at the end of the Prologue). FIRST EDITION.

    Hardcover Book, brown cloth covered boards, gilt titles to the front cover and spine, blind framing to the front and rear boards, 6.5x9.5 inches, LXXXIV + 773 pages.

    GOOD condition: There is a dime size stain to the spine, a bit of corner tip wear, light toning to the inner pages, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, nice, presentable copy.

    Hard to find in the 1906 hardcover first edition.

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  • EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF WILLIAM BLAKE & BOOK BINDINGS - 1937 CATALOGUE OF THE VERY WELL KNOWN AND VALUABLE LIBRARY, THE PROPERTY OF LT. COL. W.G. MOSS by William Blake, et al. EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF WILLIAM BLAKE & BOOK BINDINGS - 1937 CATALOGUE OF THE VERY WELL KNOWN AND VALUABLE LIBRARY, THE PROPERTY OF LT. COL. W.G. MOSS
    William Blake, et al.

    CATALOGUE OF THE VERY WELL-KNOWN AND VALUABLE LIBRARY, THE PROPERTY OF LT.

    COL. W.G. MOSS of the Manor House, Sonning-on-Thames, Berks., who is changing his residence.

    Sotheby & Co. catalog for the auction that took place in London on March 2-9, 1937.

    From the Catalog's title page:

    ******A MOST IMPORTANT AND EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF THE WORKS OF WILLIAM BLAKE and of Books and MSS Relating to Him, including fine early copies of Songs of Innocence and Songs of Innocence and Experience; the West Tomkinson coloured copy of America; the Beckford MacGeorge copy of The Gates of Paradise; a superb coloured copy of Night Thoughts; a very fine ALS to his brother discussing his work; the only surviving example of…

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    CATALOGUE OF THE VERY WELL-KNOWN AND VALUABLE LIBRARY, THE PROPERTY OF LT.

    COL. W.G. MOSS of the Manor House, Sonning-on-Thames, Berks., who is changing his residence.

    Sotheby & Co. catalog for the auction that took place in London on March 2-9, 1937.

    From the Catalog's title page:

    ******A MOST IMPORTANT AND EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF THE WORKS OF WILLIAM BLAKE and of Books and MSS Relating to Him, including fine early copies of Songs of Innocence and Songs of Innocence and Experience; the West Tomkinson coloured copy of America; the Beckford MacGeorge copy of The Gates of Paradise; a superb coloured copy of Night Thoughts; a very fine ALS to his brother discussing his work; the only surviving example of his relief etched plates; and much else of great interest and rarity. And THE WELL KNOWN COLLECTION OF RARE AND DECORATIVE BOOK BINDINGS...including examples of many rare binders.******

    Rebound in library hardcovers with the complete original catalog including its covers bound within, gilt titling to the spine, 7.5x9.5 inches, 206 pages with 38 additional leaves of plates, two in color and four fold open. The plates are printed on one side only. 1478 lots are offered.

    Condition: Mildly ex Occidental College Library with Occidental College printed in gilt at the bottom of the spine, stamped on the top and bottom page edges (page edges of the closed book), and with an Occidental College Library bookplate on the front pastedown that states "Released OC" at its bottom edge. Ex-lib aside, the brown cloth covered hardcovers are in Fine condition and the spine gilt is bright, the bound in catalog is in GOOD PLUS condition, there is a crease to the upper corner that affects that corner of all the pages, otherwise it is tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked, with all plates present. The hardcover rebinding is keeping this important catalog in safe, usable, presentable condition.

    Rare Blake and Rare Book Bindings. Ah, Book Heaven.

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  • CHECKLIST of STONE HOUSE PRESS BOOKS & EPHEMERA 1978-1988 Ltd 1/200 SIGNED by Catherine Tyler Brody, compiler CHECKLIST of STONE HOUSE PRESS BOOKS & EPHEMERA 1978-1988 Ltd 1/200 SIGNED
    Catherine Tyler Brody, compiler

    CHECKLIST : STONE HOUSE PRESS BOOKS & EPHEMERA 1978-1988. Compiled by Catherine Tyler Brody.

    Published by The New York Public Library / Stone House Press, New York, 1989.

    First and Limited Edition. Limited to 200 copies that are SIGNED by both the Compiler, Catherine Tyler Brody, and by the Printer, Morris Gelfand. This copy is hand numbered #92.

    Hardcover book, burgundy cloth covered spine and patterned paper covered boards, the spine is titled in gilt, 6.5x10 inches, 113 pages. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of pages and illustrations from publications of the Stone House Press.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, a touch of wear to the spine ends, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE clear plastic overwrap protector.

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  • THE PROSECUTION OF HERESY Collected Studies on the INQUISITION IN EARLY MODERN ITALY THE PROSECUTION OF HERESY Collected Studies on the INQUISITION IN EARLY MODERN ITALY

    THE PROSECUTION OF HERESY: Collected Studies on the INQUISITION IN EARLY MODERN ITALY, by John Tedeschi.

    Published by the Center for Medieval & Early Renaissance Studies, Binghamton, New York, 1991. Volume 78 in the Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies series published by the Center. First Edition.

    Hardcover book, blue cloth covered boards with gilt titling on the front cover and spine, no dustjacket as issued. 6x9 inches, 207 pages. Illustrated with 14 b&w drawings.

    VERY GOOD condition: a previous owner's circular blind stamp on the title page (Leland Lawrence Estes), otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very presentable copy.

    From the last page: "The Prosecution of Heresy consists of essays written over almost two decades…

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    THE PROSECUTION OF HERESY: Collected Studies on the INQUISITION IN EARLY MODERN ITALY, by John Tedeschi.

    Published by the Center for Medieval & Early Renaissance Studies, Binghamton, New York, 1991. Volume 78 in the Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies series published by the Center. First Edition.

    Hardcover book, blue cloth covered boards with gilt titling on the front cover and spine, no dustjacket as issued. 6x9 inches, 207 pages. Illustrated with 14 b&w drawings.

    VERY GOOD condition: a previous owner's circular blind stamp on the title page (Leland Lawrence Estes), otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very presentable copy.

    From the last page: "The Prosecution of Heresy consists of essays written over almost two decades on the theme of the pursuit of heresy in early modern Italy. It concentrates on the activities of the two bodies - the Congregations of the Inquisition and Index - established by the Catholic Church in the sixteenth century to counter the Protestant challenge in that country, and later the widespread phenomenon of witchcraft and the occult arts. These essays, thoroughly revised and updated bibliographically for this volume, represent a pioneering effort to understand objectively the judicial processes and theories which constituted Inquisitorial law through a critical, firsthand examination of a broad range of primary sources."

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  • TAIMA-JI : BUDDHIST TEMPLES IN JAPAN Photographs by YOSHIO WATANABE Scarce 1961 by Yoshio Watanabe TAIMA-JI : BUDDHIST TEMPLES IN JAPAN Photographs by YOSHIO WATANABE Scarce 1961
    Yoshio Watanabe

    TAIMA - JI : BUDDHIST TEMPLES IN JAPAN. Photographs by Yoshio Watanabe.

    Published by Bijutsu Shuppan Sha, Tokyo, 1961. One of the Buddhist Temples In Japan series.

    Flexible card covers with illustrated dustjacket, large format, 10x14 inches (26x35 cm), 32 pages of b&w photographs +13 pages of text in Japanese. Laid in is a flyer in English that briefly describes the Taima-Ji Temple and each of the photographic plates in the book.

    Condition: GOOD book, toning to the cover's margins, some creasing to the upper spine corner, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that has toning to the spine and spine margins, a 4 inch closed tear to the back panel starting at the top…

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    TAIMA - JI : BUDDHIST TEMPLES IN JAPAN. Photographs by Yoshio Watanabe.

    Published by Bijutsu Shuppan Sha, Tokyo, 1961. One of the Buddhist Temples In Japan series.

    Flexible card covers with illustrated dustjacket, large format, 10x14 inches (26x35 cm), 32 pages of b&w photographs +13 pages of text in Japanese. Laid in is a flyer in English that briefly describes the Taima-Ji Temple and each of the photographic plates in the book.

    Condition: GOOD book, toning to the cover's margins, some creasing to the upper spine corner, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a GOOD dustjacket that has toning to the spine and spine margins, a 4 inch closed tear to the back panel starting at the top edge (repaired on the blank backside with clear tape), and some quarter size remnants of thin plastic adhesive on the backside (probably from an old dj protector), else the dj is solid, attractive, and doing its job well.

    A presentable copy of this scarce photographic study of the Taima-Ji Buddhist Temple.

    Yoshio Watanabe, b.1907 d.2000, was a noted Japanese photographer of architecture.

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  • 7 Postcards RAILWAY CONDUCTORS OF AMERICA DEATHS & DISMEMBERMENTS 1895-1898 7 Postcards RAILWAY CONDUCTORS OF AMERICA DEATHS & DISMEMBERMENTS 1895-1898

    7 ORDER of RAILWAY CONDUCTORS of AMERICA Mutual Benefit Postcards.

    Each postcard is addressed and postmarked on one side, with a LISTING of REASONS for the payment of DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT BENEFITS for a specific month on the reverse side.

    The specific cause for DEATH and DISMEMBERMENT while working as a Conductor on the Railroad included LOSS of HANDS, LOSS of LEGS, FALLING from RR CARS, RUN OVER by RR, GUNSHOTS, ACCIDENTAL DROWNING, LOTS of unspecified RR ACCIDENTS, and of course NUMEROUS DISEASES.

    My favorite cause for the payment of a death benefit was for death caused by OVER EXERTION.

    Ah the glamorous world of working as a railway conductor in the 1890s..

    The 7 postcards are in generally…

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    7 ORDER of RAILWAY CONDUCTORS of AMERICA Mutual Benefit Postcards.

    Each postcard is addressed and postmarked on one side, with a LISTING of REASONS for the payment of DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT BENEFITS for a specific month on the reverse side.

    The specific cause for DEATH and DISMEMBERMENT while working as a Conductor on the Railroad included LOSS of HANDS, LOSS of LEGS, FALLING from RR CARS, RUN OVER by RR, GUNSHOTS, ACCIDENTAL DROWNING, LOTS of unspecified RR ACCIDENTS, and of course NUMEROUS DISEASES.

    My favorite cause for the payment of a death benefit was for death caused by OVER EXERTION.

    Ah the glamorous world of working as a railway conductor in the 1890s..

    The 7 postcards are in generally GOOD condition, some numbers are handwritten on the mailing side of the cards, there are a few small, light stains here and there.

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  • ARTHUR C. CLARKE Collection MANUSCRIPT BIOGRAPHY + FOUR BOOKS SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Arthur C. Clarke, Neil McAleer ARTHUR C. CLARKE Collection MANUSCRIPT BIOGRAPHY + FOUR BOOKS SIGNED & INSCRIBED
    Arthur C. Clarke, Neil McAleer

    This lot consists of:

    THREE BOOKS by ARTHUR C. CLARKE, an ARTHUR C. CLARKE BIOGRAPHY and a heavily hand edited MANUSCRIPT DRAFT of CLARKE'S BIOGRAPHY.

    ALL ITEMS ARE SIGNED by ARTHUR C. CLARKE.

    ALL ITEMS ARE INSCRIBED. TWO ARE WARMLY INSCRIBED BY ARTHUR C. CLARKE to his BIOGRAPHER, one is inscribed by Clarke's best friend in America, and one contains an inscription by Clarke's biographer to the founders of BALLANTINE BOOKS. Provenance of Clarke's biographer.

    Full details:

    (1) 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, by Arthur C. Clarke. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5.5x8.5 inches, 222 pages. Published by New American Library, New York, 1968. Book club edition.

    HAND SIGNED and DATED 01/01/01 by Arthur C. Clarke on the half…

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    This lot consists of:

    THREE BOOKS by ARTHUR C. CLARKE, an ARTHUR C. CLARKE BIOGRAPHY and a heavily hand edited MANUSCRIPT DRAFT of CLARKE'S BIOGRAPHY.

    ALL ITEMS ARE SIGNED by ARTHUR C. CLARKE.

    ALL ITEMS ARE INSCRIBED. TWO ARE WARMLY INSCRIBED BY ARTHUR C. CLARKE to his BIOGRAPHER, one is inscribed by Clarke's best friend in America, and one contains an inscription by Clarke's biographer to the founders of BALLANTINE BOOKS. Provenance of Clarke's biographer.

    Full details:

    (1) 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, by Arthur C. Clarke. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5.5x8.5 inches, 222 pages. Published by New American Library, New York, 1968. Book club edition.

    HAND SIGNED and DATED 01/01/01 by Arthur C. Clarke on the half title page in black felt tip pen.

    Also INSCRIBED by Clarke on the title page as follows: "TO NEIL - my biographer! / (poor chap) / All best / Arthur".

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, tight, bright, clean and clear; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has a bit of edge and spine end wear.

    (2) 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, by Arthur C. Clarke. Paperback edition, 4.25x7 inches, 266 pages. Published by Orbit, a division of Little, Brown and Company, London, 2000.

    HAND SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Clarke in blue ink to his biographer Neil McAleer on the title page: "To Neil - who he? / All best / ACC / 1.5.04". On the facing page Clarke has INSCRIBED in black felt tip pen: "Oh yes - the fellow who wrote all those lies about me!!"

    FINE condition.

    (3) THE COMING OF THE SPACE AGE: Famous Accounts of Man's Probing of the Universe. Edited by Arthur C. Clarke. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6x9 inches, 301 pages. Published by Meredith Press, New York, 1967. First Edition, so stated.

    HAND SIGNED by Clarke on the front free endpaper.

    Beneath Clarke's signature the book is INSCRIBED by Fred [Durant] (Clarke's best American friend) and his wife Pip, to Clarke's Biographer, Neil McAleer as follows: "For Neil / On the day we met you and Arthur / Here's to the book! / Fred & Pip / 31 VII 88." It was on this day that Clarke gave McAleer permission to write his authorized biography.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and clear; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has a little wear to its spine ends and a small chip to the top edge of the front panel. A solid, very presentable copy.

    (4) ARTHUR C. CLARKE: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY, by NEIL McALEER. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6x9 inches, 430 pages. Published by Contemporary Books, Chicago, 1992. First Edition, as indicated by the date 1992 on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings. Laid in is a Press Release from Contemporary Books announcing the release of this book.

    SIGNED by Clarke on a card pasted onto the front pastedown.

    INSCRIBED by Neil McAleer on the half title page to Ian and Betty [Ballantine]: "11.12.92 / For Ian & Betty, / With Thanks and / Best Wishes. / Neil McAleer".

    VERY GOOD book, some small spots to the top page edges, otherwise sharp, tight, bright, clean and clear; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has some shelf rubs.

    (5) HEAVILY HAND EDITED MANUSCRIPT of the first U.S. edition of ARTHUR C. CLARKE: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY, by NEIL McALEER. Circa 1991 given that the book was published in 1992 by Contemporary Books, Chicago.

    Approximately 750 loose typescript pages with type on one side only.

    Filled throughout with Neil McAleer's hand edits, changes, corrections, additions, etc., in various colors of pen. Many pages also have post-it notes affixed to their blank back side. These post-its are full of notes. SIGNED by Neil McAleer on the first page.

    LAID ON the first page is a card SIGNED by ARTHUR C.CLARKE.

    This is the final submitted manuscript for the US edition of McAleer's exhaustive authorized biography of Clarke, with numerous differences from the UK edition, including an introduction by Ray Bradbury.

    Condition: General light wear, occasional mild foxing; very good.

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