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  • 1844 COLIN CLINK Charles Hooton THREE VOLUME SET in RIVIERE FINE BINDING 1st UK by Charles Hooton 1844 COLIN CLINK Charles Hooton THREE VOLUME SET in RIVIERE FINE BINDING 1st UK
    Charles Hooton

    COLIN CLINK, by Charles Hooton. THREE VOLUME SET. Beautiful FINE BINDING by RIVIERE, with Riviere's miniscule "BOUND BY RIVIERE & SON" statement printed on the top edge of the blank verso of the front free endpaper of each volume. LONDON: Richard Bentley, 1844. First UK book edition. (Originally published in UK in Bentley's Miscellany about 1837, then in book form in the U.S. in 1840, then in this first U.K. book edition.) Complete in three volumes. Finely bound, half green morocco with marbled paper covered boards, five raised spine bands, gilt lettering to the spines, gilt top page edges, marbled endpapers, 5x8 inches (12.5x20 cm). Pagination: [iv], 317, [1]; [4], 309, [1]; [4], 312 pages. Frontispieces and plates by Leech…

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    COLIN CLINK, by Charles Hooton. THREE VOLUME SET. Beautiful FINE BINDING by RIVIERE, with Riviere's miniscule "BOUND BY RIVIERE & SON" statement printed on the top edge of the blank verso of the front free endpaper of each volume. LONDON: Richard Bentley, 1844. First UK book edition. (Originally published in UK in Bentley's Miscellany about 1837, then in book form in the U.S. in 1840, then in this first U.K. book edition.) Complete in three volumes. Finely bound, half green morocco with marbled paper covered boards, five raised spine bands, gilt lettering to the spines, gilt top page edges, marbled endpapers, 5x8 inches (12.5x20 cm). Pagination: [iv], 317, [1]; [4], 309, [1]; [4], 312 pages. Frontispieces and plates by Leech and George Cruikshank. The decorative bookplate of J.A. Burnham, Jr. is on the front pastedown of each volume. NEAR FINE condition, the covers have a bit of wear to the spine ends and corner tips, and the leather has a couple superficial scrapes; internally there is a spot of foxing here and there, else tight, bright, clean, clear, and unmarked. A lovely, finely bound, 3 volume set. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This 3 volume set 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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  • 1897 Fine Binding NAPOLÉON ET LES FEMMES / L'AMOUR Gilt Cameo of Napoleon and Josephine on Cover ILLUSTRATED by Frédéric Masson 1897 Fine Binding NAPOLÉON ET LES FEMMES / L'AMOUR Gilt Cameo of Napoleon and Josephine on Cover ILLUSTRATED
    Frédéric Masson

    NAPOLEON ET LES FEMMES: L'AMOUR, by Frédéric Masson. PARIS: Librairie Borel, with the date incorrectly printed as MDCCXVII (1717), but actually 1897 (i.e. MDCCCXCVII). (The first edition was published in 1894.) Collections Edouard Guillaume / Nymphée. FINE BINDING, blue morocco leather covered boards, gilt stamped / embossed cameo of Napoleon and Josephine on the front cover,

    5 spine bands, all edges gilt, lovely gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers; original wrappers bound in (both front and rear covers); 4x7.5 inches (10x19 cm), 12mo.; pagination: [8],391,[4],[2],[1 ads],[3 blank]. Illustrated with drawings by A. Calbet. TEXT IN FRENCH. Previous owner's signature and date on a blank prelim "Robert Allerton, 1898". Possibly the wealthy philanthropist and art patron who lived in Illinois and Hawaii. I…

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    NAPOLEON ET LES FEMMES: L'AMOUR, by Frédéric Masson. PARIS: Librairie Borel, with the date incorrectly printed as MDCCXVII (1717), but actually 1897 (i.e. MDCCCXCVII). (The first edition was published in 1894.) Collections Edouard Guillaume / Nymphée. FINE BINDING, blue morocco leather covered boards, gilt stamped / embossed cameo of Napoleon and Josephine on the front cover,

    5 spine bands, all edges gilt, lovely gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers; original wrappers bound in (both front and rear covers); 4x7.5 inches (10x19 cm), 12mo.; pagination: [8],391,[4],[2],[1 ads],[3 blank]. Illustrated with drawings by A. Calbet. TEXT IN FRENCH. Previous owner's signature and date on a blank prelim "Robert Allerton, 1898". Possibly the wealthy philanthropist and art patron who lived in Illinois and Hawaii. I have NOT been able to confirm Allerton's early signature, so, though I think it might be his, please do not buy with the assumption that it is his. (You can read more about Robert Allerton, b. 1873 d. 1964, on his Wikipedia page.) GOOD conditions. Rubs and light scrapes to the spine, spine sunned / darkened, cover corner tips worn, overall this fine binding is sturdy and the golden cameo on the front cover is gorgeous. Internally, there is scattered foxing here and there, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and clear. A presentable copy of this fine binding.

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  • 1923 DONNELLEY HAND-BOUND FINE-BINDING MOROCCO LEATHER & GILT Robert Louis Stevenson THE BEST THING IN EDINBURGH by Robert Louis Stevenson 1923 DONNELLEY HAND-BOUND FINE-BINDING MOROCCO LEATHER & GILT Robert Louis Stevenson THE BEST THING IN EDINBURGH
    Robert Louis Stevenson

    THE BEST THING IN EDINBURGH : An Address By ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON To The Speculative Society of EDINBURGH In March 1873. With An Introduction by Katherine D. Osbourne. Published by JOHN HOWELL, San Francisco, 1923. First Edition.LIMITED TO ONLY 250 COPIES printed on HAND-MADE PAPER. This is Copy No. 73 of the hand-made paper edition. So stated, and hand numbered, on the Colophon Page. BOUND in one of the EARLY HAND-BOUND FINE-BINDINGS of R.R. DONNELLEY. FULL MOROCCO LEATHER, gilt designs and gilt lining to the front and rear covers, gilt titling and gilt designs to the spine, two raised spine bands, gilt lined / dentelle turn ins, gilt lined edges, "DONNELLEY" printed in gilt on the bottom leather turn in…

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    THE BEST THING IN EDINBURGH : An Address By ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON To The Speculative Society of EDINBURGH In March 1873. With An Introduction by Katherine D. Osbourne. Published by JOHN HOWELL, San Francisco, 1923. First Edition.LIMITED TO ONLY 250 COPIES printed on HAND-MADE PAPER. This is Copy No. 73 of the hand-made paper edition. So stated, and hand numbered, on the Colophon Page. BOUND in one of the EARLY HAND-BOUND FINE-BINDINGS of R.R. DONNELLEY. FULL MOROCCO LEATHER, gilt designs and gilt lining to the front and rear covers, gilt titling and gilt designs to the spine, two raised spine bands, gilt lined / dentelle turn ins, gilt lined edges, "DONNELLEY" printed in gilt on the bottom leather turn in of the front cover; top page edges stained gold; 7.5x11.75 inches (19x29 cm). Pagination: Eight numbered pages of text, plus a colophon page (the last page), plus four introductory pages (half title page, blank verso, title page, copyright page); i.e. [4], 8, [1]. PLUS 6 blank prelim leaves and 9 blank end leaves (bound in to give the book volume, a normal practice in fine printing). Two initials printed in blue. The gorgeous R.R. Donnelley Hand-Bound Fine-Binding replaced the original publisher's cloth and paper covered boards. VERY GOOD condition. The top of the spine has a bit of rubbing / wear but overall the Donnelley morocco and gilt hand bound covers are gorgeous; the blue-green front and rear free endpapers have some offsetting to their margins from the leather turn ins, the front pastedown has some light rubbing to the upper margin area, the front hinge is cracking at the top portion (but still bound very well); the first and last blank leaves (following and before the front and rear free endpapers) are toned and have offsetting to their edges; there is a catalogue type number hand written near the bottom of the title page; otherwise the inner pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Overall a solid, very nice copy in a GORGEOUS DONNELLEY FINE BINDING. Early R.R. Donnelley Hand-Bound Fine-Bindings are SCARCE. About R.R. DONNELLEY and its HAND BINDERY: ******From 1921 to 1981, RR Donnelley operated a hand bindery, one of the few printing companies in the United States to do so. Commissions for one of a kind bindings came from important collectors, universities, corporations, and libraries throughout the country. RR Donnelley management recognized that the Extra Bindery, as it was called, while not really a profit center, underscored for other sections of the company the importance of fine craftsmanship as exemplified by an age old craft. For thirteen years, the Extra Bindery was headed by the distinguished English bookbinder Alfred de Sauty, who was recruited by T. E. Donnelley from the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. De Sauty immediately set the standard for American bookbinding when he hired three European trained bookbinders, William Anson, Basil Cronk, and Leonard Mounteney. As was the European tradition, hand-binding at RR Donnelley was a team effort. The head of the bindery generally established the design and specified the materials. From there, a book passed through the hands of several staff members, each responsible for a particular aspect of the process; sewing, backing, tooling, and finishing. When de Sauty retired in 1935, Harold Tribolet, who began as an apprentice with RR Donnelley in 1927, became the head of the Extra Bindery. In 1966, the company sent Tribolet to Florence, Italy, after a disastrous flood to help restore the collections of the many libraries that were damaged. In 1970 the Extra Bindery department's name was changed to Graphic Conservation to include paper conservation and restoration, which had become an essential part of the work. One notable commission in that year was the conservation of a copy of the Declaration of Independence printed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.******

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  • 1937 LUZENA STANLEY WILSON '49ER : MEMORIES Eucalyptus Press MILLS COLLEGE 1/500 by Correnah Wilson Wright 1937 LUZENA STANLEY WILSON '49ER : MEMORIES Eucalyptus Press MILLS COLLEGE 1/500
    Correnah Wilson Wright

    LUZENA STANLEY WILSON '49ER : MEMORIES RECALLED YEARS LATER FOR HER DAUGHTER Correnah Wilson Wright. Introduction by Francis P. Farquhar. Illustrations by Kathryn Uhl. Published by the Eucalyptus Press, MILLS COLLEGE, (Oakland) California, 1937. Limited Edition of only 500 copies. From the Colophon page (the last page): "500 Copies Designed & Printed at the Eucalyptus Press in the Month of April 1937". Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, no dustjacket, 7.5x10 inches, 61 pages. VERY GOOD condition, some splitting to the front inner hinge, otherwise just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • 1942 H.D. SEDGWICK POEM written for the HARVARD CLASS OF 1882 REUNION Bound in a HARVARD UNIVERSITY BINDERY FINE BINDING **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** with TWO MANUSCRIPT LETTERS by H.D. SEDGWICK 1942 H.D. SEDGWICK POEM written for the HARVARD CLASS OF 1882 REUNION Bound in a HARVARD UNIVERSITY BINDERY FINE BINDING **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** with TWO MANUSCRIPT LETTERS
    H.D. SEDGWICK

    POEM READ AT THE SIXTIETH REUNION OF THE CLASS OF EIGHTY-TWO. Finely bound poem by HENRY DWIGHT SEDGWICK, Harvard class of 1882, written expressly for the Harvard Class of 1882's 60th ANNIVERSARY DINNER held on June 11, 1942 at the ALGONQUIN CLUB. "Ten years, and Ten, and Ten, and Ten, / And two times Ten again! / Such a breed of stalwart men, / Harvard scarce shall see again." [Cambridge, Massachusetts], 1942. First, and only, edition. No copies found on OCLC. FINE BINDING. Burgundy Morocco Leather, gilt embossed lettering and design on the front cover, five raised spine binds, all edges gilt, gilt lining to the leather fold on the inside front and rear cover, gilt title CLASS POEM on…

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    POEM READ AT THE SIXTIETH REUNION OF THE CLASS OF EIGHTY-TWO. Finely bound poem by HENRY DWIGHT SEDGWICK, Harvard class of 1882, written expressly for the Harvard Class of 1882's 60th ANNIVERSARY DINNER held on June 11, 1942 at the ALGONQUIN CLUB. "Ten years, and Ten, and Ten, and Ten, / And two times Ten again! / Such a breed of stalwart men, / Harvard scarce shall see again." [Cambridge, Massachusetts], 1942. First, and only, edition. No copies found on OCLC. FINE BINDING. Burgundy Morocco Leather, gilt embossed lettering and design on the front cover, five raised spine binds, all edges gilt, gilt lining to the leather fold on the inside front and rear cover, gilt title CLASS POEM on the spine, 5x8 inches, 10 pages of text (the poem), plus a dedication page, plus 16 blank prelim pages and 16 blank endpapers, blank pages bound in to give the finely bound book some thickness. FINELY BOUND by the no longer extant HARVARD UNIVERSITY BINDERY, with "H.U. BINDERY" printed in gilt on the bottom leather fold of the inside front cover, and with the Harvard seal gilt stamped on the front cover. The history of the Harvard Bindery is easily researched online. It basically stopped operating by 1955, and was sold, equipment and all, in 1957. This book is SIGNED and INSCRIBED by SEDGWICK on the FRONT FREE ENDPAPER to fellow Harvard Class of 1882 alumnus, CHARLES WALKER ANDREWS, beneath which Sedgwick handwrote a quotation in Latin from HORACE. The book also contains TWO tipped in HANDWRITTEN LETTERS from SEDGWICK to ANDREWS. One is tipped on to a blank prelim page, the other on the inside rear cover. They are tipped in folded, as they were probably originally received by Andrews. Unfolded, one measures 8x10 inches, the other 8.5x11 inches. Both letters are from Clear Springs Harbor, NY, one dated Sept 22, the other Sept 27, 1942. The first letter reads in part: "Dear Charles Andrews, / Never have I been so gratified and (?). I feel as if my head were crowned with a wreath of bay. Your kind letter has reached me, but no book... I shall be proud to autograph it. / I hope that you had a good summer, I did... We shall meet in '52 (the next ten year reunion of the Harvard class of 1882) or I hope sooner... Sincerely, H. D. Sedgwick (signed)". The second letter reads in part: "My Dear Fellow / I have never seen such handsome binding outside of old Pierpont Morgan's Library and the Magliadecci (sic) (Biblioteca Marucelliana) at Florence. I was very loathe to send it back. / With such a binding I felt obliged to quote Horace... / Thank you for the compliment / à 1952 or sooner / H.D. Sedgwick (signed)". The bookplate of Charles Walker Andrews is on the front pastedown. This book also has a tipped in sheet with a handwritten LIST, in the hand of Charles Andrews, of attendees at the dinner. Above the list Andrews notes that there were 34 from the class 1882 still alive and of those 19 were at the dinner. NEAR FINE CONDITION, the covers have a pinhead size scrape to the spine and show some light signs of handling; the front and rear pastedowns have offsetting to their edges from the leather folds; overall BEAUTIFUL. Charles Walker Andrews, b.1861 d. c1945, was a Syracuse, New York, attorney and active book collector. Andrews was a member of the Grolier Club from 1902 to 1938. Henry Dwight Sedgwick, b.1861 d.1957, was an attorney and a prolific author and historian. In 1947 Sedwick wrote a biography of Horace. RARE, especially so with the INSCRIPTION and TWO PERSONAL HANDWRITTEN LETTERS by SEDGWICK, the Handwritten List of Attendees at the 1942 Harvard Reunion, and the FINE BINDING by the long gone HARVARD UNIVERSITY BINDERY.

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  • 1955 Saint-Denys-Garneau NINE POEMS Published by BEAUPRÉ & TURNBULL Iroquois Falls, Canada by Saint-Denys-Garneau 1955 Saint-Denys-Garneau NINE POEMS Published by BEAUPRÉ & TURNBULL Iroquois Falls, Canada
    Saint-Denys-Garneau

    SAINT-DENYS-GARNEAU : NINE POEMS. With Versions in English by JEAN BEAUPRÉ and GAEL TURNBULL. POETRY by Saint-Denys-Garneau. Translated by Gael Turnbull and Jean Beaupré. Privately Published: IROQUOIS FALLS (Northern Ontario, Canada), for Private Distribution, Summer, 1955. From the Colophon Page (the last page): "mimeographed at Iroquois Falls, Ontario, for private distribution, Summer, 1955." Paper wrappers (only front cover is present - the spine and rear cover are lacking), front cover is hand titled "Garneau"; yellow inner pages, 7" x 8.5", side-stapled, 24 unnumbered pages. VERY LIMITED EDITION. One of four chapbooks / booklets produced by Gael Turnbull and Jean Beaupré in Iroquois Falls, Canada, reportedly in limited editions of around 120 copies. These chapbooks are sometimes thought to have been…

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    SAINT-DENYS-GARNEAU : NINE POEMS. With Versions in English by JEAN BEAUPRÉ and GAEL TURNBULL. POETRY by Saint-Denys-Garneau. Translated by Gael Turnbull and Jean Beaupré. Privately Published: IROQUOIS FALLS (Northern Ontario, Canada), for Private Distribution, Summer, 1955. From the Colophon Page (the last page): "mimeographed at Iroquois Falls, Ontario, for private distribution, Summer, 1955." Paper wrappers (only front cover is present - the spine and rear cover are lacking), front cover is hand titled "Garneau"; yellow inner pages, 7" x 8.5", side-stapled, 24 unnumbered pages. VERY LIMITED EDITION. One of four chapbooks / booklets produced by Gael Turnbull and Jean Beaupré in Iroquois Falls, Canada, reportedly in limited editions of around 120 copies. These chapbooks are sometimes thought to have been published by the Contact Press, but that is not the case, Contact only distributed some of the copies (and its stamp is on the title page of those copies it distributed). (Refer to Gnarowski: Contact Press, first published in Montreal, 1970). Condition: Rear wrapper lacking, as noted above; the front wrapper has some very light red splotches (perhaps offsetting from something red having been laid on to it?), the front wrapper is worn with chipping, small closed tears, and soiling along all its edges; the title page has offsetting to its front margin, the last page has wear and creasing along its stapled edge; there are a couple pencil margin marks, and there are general signs of handling. Despite its flaws, this is a bright, clear copy of this VERY SCARCE Canadian Publication. Provenance of the late Peter Howard of the now gone Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California. The first page has Peter's private code and a circled price of $325. Peter was known for his wonderful, scarce books, especially poetry books. He was also known for his often outrageously high prices.

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  • 35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS Illustrated with 35 PHOTOGRAPHIC COLOR PLATES Bromer Booksellers Catalog 1987 by Anne and David Bromer 35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS Illustrated with 35 PHOTOGRAPHIC COLOR PLATES Bromer Booksellers Catalog 1987
    Anne and David Bromer

    35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS, by Anne and David Bromer. Published by Bromer Booksellers (owned by Anne and David Bromer), Boston, 1987. First Edition. Printed by the Nimrod Press. Booklet, chocolate covered wrappers, 4.5x4.5 inches, 74 unnumbered pages. Comes in a clear plastic snap shut case, as issued. ILLUSTRATED with 35 PHOTOGRAPHS of MINIATURE BOOKS in FINE BINDINGS, each photograph on its own page, with FACING pages of DESCRIPTIVE TEXT. This illustrated booklet was created as a catalogue for Bromer Booksellers. It offered these 35 miniature books with designer bindings en bloc. The Introduction states that the collection was sold prior to the publication of the catalogue. FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a like plastic case.…

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    35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS, by Anne and David Bromer. Published by Bromer Booksellers (owned by Anne and David Bromer), Boston, 1987. First Edition. Printed by the Nimrod Press. Booklet, chocolate covered wrappers, 4.5x4.5 inches, 74 unnumbered pages. Comes in a clear plastic snap shut case, as issued. ILLUSTRATED with 35 PHOTOGRAPHS of MINIATURE BOOKS in FINE BINDINGS, each photograph on its own page, with FACING pages of DESCRIPTIVE TEXT. This illustrated booklet was created as a catalogue for Bromer Booksellers. It offered these 35 miniature books with designer bindings en bloc. The Introduction states that the collection was sold prior to the publication of the catalogue. FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a like plastic case. A lovely little look at a gathering of lovely little books offered in 1987 by Bromer Booksellers of Boston.

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  • ALPHONSE: Deleted Beginning and End of a Short Story, with an Original Drawing by the Author. By William Saroyan. Deleted Beginning and End of a Short Story Entitled "Alphonse, or the Death of a Small Boy." by William Saroyan ALPHONSE: Deleted Beginning and End of a Short Story, with an Original Drawing by the Author. By William Saroyan. Deleted Beginning and End of a Short Story Entitled "Alphonse, or the Death of a Small Boy."
    William Saroyan

    ALPHONSE: Deleted Beginning and End of a Short Story, with an Original Drawing by the Author. By William Saroyan. Deleted Beginning and End of a Short Story Entitled "Alphonse, or the Death of a Small Boy." A Rare WILLIAM SAROYAN Illustrated Story. Published by The Lowell Adams House Printers in Harvard Yard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November, 1965. One of William Saroyan's scarcest works. His Illustration "And Then He Fell Asleep" is unique to this work and has never been re-printed. Letterpress Booklet. Original printed wrappers, 6.25" x 7.5", side saddle stitched, 4 pages printed on the outside of double leaves uncut at the top. LIMITED TO SEVENTY-FIVE NUMBERED COPIES, this is NUMBER #62. The OCLC shows only 3 copies held in…

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    ALPHONSE: Deleted Beginning and End of a Short Story, with an Original Drawing by the Author. By William Saroyan. Deleted Beginning and End of a Short Story Entitled "Alphonse, or the Death of a Small Boy." A Rare WILLIAM SAROYAN Illustrated Story. Published by The Lowell Adams House Printers in Harvard Yard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November, 1965. One of William Saroyan's scarcest works. His Illustration "And Then He Fell Asleep" is unique to this work and has never been re-printed. Letterpress Booklet. Original printed wrappers, 6.25" x 7.5", side saddle stitched, 4 pages printed on the outside of double leaves uncut at the top. LIMITED TO SEVENTY-FIVE NUMBERED COPIES, this is NUMBER #62. The OCLC shows only 3 copies held in collections worldwide (Library of Congress, Harvard, and Yale). William Saroyan (1908-1981) Pulitzer Prize-winning Author, and acclaimed Modern Artist whose Abstract Paintings and Drawings are the subject of Major Exhibitions. His first published work in 1934 was the short story, "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze." Saroyan was born and died in Fresno, lived and worked in San Francisco, and drank and gambled away his fortune. On his deathbed, he called the Associated Press in Fresno, to make sure they would give him a proper obituary. "I know everyone has got to die," he told the reporter, "but I thought an exception would be made in my case." NEAR FINE CONDITION: A touch of creasing at the spine, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. An Excellent and Very Rare Copy.

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  • MARIANNE MOORE BROADSIDE POEM "W. S. LANDOR" Adams & Lowell House Printers #91 of 135 Harvard Yard 1965 by Marianne Moore MARIANNE MOORE BROADSIDE POEM "W. S. LANDOR" Adams & Lowell House Printers #91 of 135 Harvard Yard 1965
    Marianne Moore

    W. S. LANDOR. A BROADSIDE POEM by MARIANNE MOORE. ILLUSTRATED by LAURENCE SCOTT. Published by ADAMS & LOWELL HOUSE PRINTERS, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, March, 1965. Limited Edition, this being 1 of only 135 copies, this copy being hand numbered #91. "This is No. 91 of this Broadside Edition of one hundred and thirty-five copies, printed on a hand-press in Harvard Yard by the Adams & Lowell House Printers, March, 1965." Broadside with b&w illustration, printed on fine, watermarked, cream colored, rag paper, 12x17 inches. The watermark is an image of a hammer and anvil. NEAR FINE condition. There is a tiny pin hole near the top and bottom which I believe was part of the hand-printing process. A Bright and…

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    W. S. LANDOR. A BROADSIDE POEM by MARIANNE MOORE. ILLUSTRATED by LAURENCE SCOTT. Published by ADAMS & LOWELL HOUSE PRINTERS, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, March, 1965. Limited Edition, this being 1 of only 135 copies, this copy being hand numbered #91. "This is No. 91 of this Broadside Edition of one hundred and thirty-five copies, printed on a hand-press in Harvard Yard by the Adams & Lowell House Printers, March, 1965." Broadside with b&w illustration, printed on fine, watermarked, cream colored, rag paper, 12x17 inches. The watermark is an image of a hammer and anvil. NEAR FINE condition. There is a tiny pin hole near the top and bottom which I believe was part of the hand-printing process. A Bright and Lovely Broadside. This broadside came from the estate of Dennis C. Turner, a San Francisco Doctor who was a Friend of Many Poets and Artists, and who was also a Fine-Printer and broadside publisher in his early days at Harvard when he was involved as one of the student printers at the LOWELL-ADAMS HOUSE PRINTERS. He was a longtime friend of Cecil Day Lewis, Albert Gelpi, and a number of other poets and writers. He died in 2013. These ADAMS & LOWELL HOUSE, HARVARD YARD broadsides from the mid 1960s, especially those by important American poets, are SCARCE.

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  • MOSES : A PLAY by ISAAC ROSENBERG English Poet & Artist KILLED in WWI in 1918 by Isaac Rosenberg MOSES : A PLAY by ISAAC ROSENBERG English Poet & Artist KILLED in WWI in 1918
    Isaac Rosenberg

    MOSES : A PLAY, by ISAAC ROSENBERG. Published by the Imperial War Museum, Department of Printed Books, London, 1990. Number 2 in the Arts and Literature Series. Hardcover Book, no dustjacket as issued, 8.5x12 inches, xxvi + 111 pages. FACSIMILE of the Original Manuscript containing both hand written pages as well as typed pages with hand written notes, changes, additions, etc.; as well as a FACSIMILE of the first edition published in London, 1916. There is a 26 page Introduction to the facsimiles of the manuscript and first edition. VERY GOOD condition. The covers have some shelf rubbing and a few scratches; internally there is one page whose upper corner edges overhang the rest of the text block, clearly a…

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    MOSES : A PLAY, by ISAAC ROSENBERG. Published by the Imperial War Museum, Department of Printed Books, London, 1990. Number 2 in the Arts and Literature Series. Hardcover Book, no dustjacket as issued, 8.5x12 inches, xxvi + 111 pages. FACSIMILE of the Original Manuscript containing both hand written pages as well as typed pages with hand written notes, changes, additions, etc.; as well as a FACSIMILE of the first edition published in London, 1916. There is a 26 page Introduction to the facsimiles of the manuscript and first edition. VERY GOOD condition. The covers have some shelf rubbing and a few scratches; internally there is one page whose upper corner edges overhang the rest of the text block, clearly a printer's error (i.e. the leaf was trimmed incorrectly), otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. About ISAAC ROSENBERG (from Wikipedia): ******Isaac Rosenberg, b. 1890 d. 1918, was an English poet and artist. His Poems from the Trenches are recognized as some of the most outstanding poetry written during the First World War. He was killed in action in WWI. Rosenberg described his attitude towards war: "I never joined the army for patriotic reasons. Nothing can justify war. I suppose we must all fight to get the trouble over." On 21 March 1918 the German Army started its Spring Offensive on the Western Front. A week later, Rosenberg sent his last letter with a poem "Through These Pale Cold Days" to England before going to the front lines with reinforcements. Having just finished night patrol, he was killed on the night of 1 April 1918 with another ten KORL soldiers; there is a dispute as to whether his death occurred at the hands of a sniper or in close combat. In either case, he died in a town called Fampoux, north-east of Arras. He was first buried in a mass grave, but in 1926, the unidentified remains of six KORL soldiers were individually reinterred at Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Plot V, Saint-Laurent-Blangy, Pas de Calais, France.

    Rosenberg's gravestone is marked with his name and the words "Artist and Poet".******

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  • PORTER GARNETT: THE IDEAL BOOK - SIGNED by JACK STAUFFACHER of GREENWOOD PRESS by Jack W. Stauffacher, Porter Garnett PORTER GARNETT: THE IDEAL BOOK - SIGNED by JACK STAUFFACHER of GREENWOOD PRESS
    Jack W. Stauffacher, Porter Garnett

    PORTER GARNETT : PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS ON THE IDEAL BOOK. Compiled by Jack W. Stauffacher. Published by The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1995. LIMITED EDITION of only 450 COPIES. Designed and Printed by Jack Stauffacher of The Greenwood Press, and SIGNED by him on the Colophon / Limitation Page (the last page). A book on the printer and book designer Porter Garnett, consisting primarily of his writings on typography and the art of the book. Porter Garnett established and ran the LABORATORY PRESS in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the 1920s. The press was influential among fine book printers and designers. Hardcovers, 6x9 inches, paper title label on spine, 251 pages. Illustrated with b&w photographs and drawings. VERY GOOD condition, just…

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    PORTER GARNETT : PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS ON THE IDEAL BOOK. Compiled by Jack W. Stauffacher. Published by The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1995. LIMITED EDITION of only 450 COPIES. Designed and Printed by Jack Stauffacher of The Greenwood Press, and SIGNED by him on the Colophon / Limitation Page (the last page). A book on the printer and book designer Porter Garnett, consisting primarily of his writings on typography and the art of the book. Porter Garnett established and ran the LABORATORY PRESS in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the 1920s. The press was influential among fine book printers and designers. Hardcovers, 6x9 inches, paper title label on spine, 251 pages. Illustrated with b&w photographs and drawings. VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. About PORTER GARNETT (from Wikipedia): ******Porter Garnett, b. 1871 d. 1951, was a playwright, critic, editor, librarian, teacher, and printer. Porter Garnett was born in San Francisco. He was an active member in the San Francisco literary scene and a member of the Bohemian Club, writing and directing plays at Bohemian Grove. In 1895, he founded The Lark with Gelett Burgess. In 1907 he became assistant curator of Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1922, Garnett became professor of graphic arts at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, teaching traditions, development and ideals of printing. There, he founded the Laboratory Press, as the only program in the country for the teaching of fine printing until the press closed in 1935. The Press was one of the only ones dedicated to education in printing as a fine art. In 1932, he was awarded the AIGA Medal. When Porter and his wife Edna retired, they established their home at Foote Ranch in the Bay Area, which Edna's father had pioneered. Garnett died on March 21, 1951, in Calistoga, California. After his death, an archive of his papers was created in his name in the Bancroft Library.****** About JACK STAUFFACHER and his GREENWOOD PRESS (from Wikipedia): ******Jack Werner Stauffacher, b. 1920 d. 2017, was an American printer, typographer, and fine book publisher. He taught at Carnegie Mellon University and at the San Francisco Art Institute. Stauffacher was born in San Francisco in 1920. In 1936, he established the Greenwood Press, named after the street on which it was located, in a small building that he and his father built behind the family home in San Mateo, California. His first books appeared when he was in his early 20s. In 1955, he received a Fulbright grant for three years of study in Florence, Italy. There he met master printers Giovanni Mardersteig and Alberto Tallone, whose work and ideas influenced him profoundly. After his return to the U.S., he became assistant professor of typographic design at Carnegie Mellon. In 1966, he reopened the Greenwood Press in a building at 300 Broadway in San Francisco and resumed producing books and limited editions. In 1967, he was commissioned to redesign the Journal of Typographic Research, later renamed Visible Language. The typographic composition he used for its cover was used for many years and became something of a design icon. Stauffacher was added to the distinguished list of AIGA medalists in 2004. Several of his experimental compositions using wood and metal type are in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Stanford University Library, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Much of his life and work is documented in the book A Typographic Journey / The History of the Greenwood Press published by the Book Club of California in 1999.******

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  • POUR PSYCHE Poetry by CHARLES MAURRAS French Alt-Right Anti-Semite Fascist 1/550 by Charles Maurras POUR PSYCHE Poetry by CHARLES MAURRAS French Alt-Right Anti-Semite Fascist 1/550
    Charles Maurras

    POUR PSYCHÉ, by CHARLES MAURRAS. PARIS: A La Belle Édition / Imprimerie François Bernouard, 1919. Fine Printing from the Parisian Press of François Bernouard and his imprint A La Belle Edition. One of 500 numbered copies on Verge d'Arches paper, from a total edition of 550. This copy is numbered 417. Text in French. Illustrated paper wrappers in glassine jacket, 8x10 inches (21.5x26.5cm), 28 unnumbered pages. Condition: GOOD book, soiling to the front cover, toning to the page edges, otherwise bright, clean and clear; in a toned / browned but otherwise GOOD glassine wrapper. A solid, complete, presentable copy. About CHARLES MAURRAS (excerpts from Wikipedia): ****** Charles Marie Photius Maurras, b.1868 d.1952, was a French author, politician, poet, and critic.…

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    POUR PSYCHÉ, by CHARLES MAURRAS. PARIS: A La Belle Édition / Imprimerie François Bernouard, 1919. Fine Printing from the Parisian Press of François Bernouard and his imprint A La Belle Edition. One of 500 numbered copies on Verge d'Arches paper, from a total edition of 550. This copy is numbered 417. Text in French. Illustrated paper wrappers in glassine jacket, 8x10 inches (21.5x26.5cm), 28 unnumbered pages. Condition: GOOD book, soiling to the front cover, toning to the page edges, otherwise bright, clean and clear; in a toned / browned but otherwise GOOD glassine wrapper. A solid, complete, presentable copy. About CHARLES MAURRAS (excerpts from Wikipedia): ****** Charles Marie Photius Maurras, b.1868 d.1952, was a French author, politician, poet, and critic. He was an organizer and principal philosopher of Action Française, a political movement that was monarchist, anti-Semitic, anti-parliamentarist, and counter revolutionary. Maurras' ideas greatly influenced Nationalisme Intégral. A major tenet of Integral Nationalism was stated by Maurras as: "a true nationalist places his country above everything else". A political theorist and a major intellectual influence in early 20th century Europe, his views influenced several far right ideologies; as well as some of the ideas of fascism. Maurras was arrested in September 1944 and indicted by High Court of Lyon for "complicity with the enemy". Maurras was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was automatically dismissed from the Académie Française. Imprisoned in Riom and then Clairvaux, Maurras was released in March 1952 to enter a hospital. Although weakened, Maurras collaborated with Aspects de la France, which had replaced the outlawed review Action Française in 1947. He was transferred to a clinic in Tours, where he soon died. Former Chief Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon has quoted Maurras approvingly. ("Stephen Bannon Is a Fan of a French Philosopher Charles Maurras Who Was an Anti Semite and a Nazi Supporter and was sentenced to life in prison for complicity with the Nazis" Mother Jones magazine March 16, 2017)****** About FRANÇOIS BERNOUARD (from Wikipedia) ******François Bernouard, b.1884 d.1949, was a French publisher of the early 20th century, also a poet and playwright. He founded his publishing house in 1909. He published under four names: FRANÇOIS BERNOUARD, À LA BELLE ÉDITION, TYPOGRAPHIE FRANÇOIS BERNOUARD, and À SCHÉHÉRAZADE. His finely printed books are distinguished by the presence on the cover of a rose drawn by Paul Iribe .The collection of À la Belle Édition was reprinted in September 1943 by JB Janin.******

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  • THE RACE TRACK SWINDLE: A Satire By Thomas H. Kennedy Who Sincerely Hopes This Publication Will be Instrumental In Saving Some of His Fellow Men From the Fatal Whirl of the Track by Thomas H. Kennedy THE RACE TRACK SWINDLE: A Satire By Thomas H. Kennedy Who Sincerely Hopes This Publication Will be Instrumental In Saving Some of His Fellow Men From the Fatal Whirl of the Track
    Thomas H. Kennedy

    THE RACE TRACK SWINDLE: A Satire By Thomas H. Kennedy Who Sincerely Hopes This Publication Will be Instrumental In Saving Some of His Fellow Men From the Fatal Whirl of the Track. Rare original 1906 San Francisco Imprint on Horse Racing, Corruption, and Gambling printed just weeks after the devastating Earthquake and Fire. Published by The James H. Barry Company, 214 Leavenworth St., San Francisco, 1906. Fine Small Press Printing, First edition, First printing. Softcovers with unique graphic illustration on the front, staple bound, 6" x 4.5", 29 pages finely printed on laid paper. VERY GOOD CONDITION: the 111 year old softcovers have a touch of toning, light wear, and a few small droplet spots on the rear cover; a…

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    THE RACE TRACK SWINDLE: A Satire By Thomas H. Kennedy Who Sincerely Hopes This Publication Will be Instrumental In Saving Some of His Fellow Men From the Fatal Whirl of the Track. Rare original 1906 San Francisco Imprint on Horse Racing, Corruption, and Gambling printed just weeks after the devastating Earthquake and Fire. Published by The James H. Barry Company, 214 Leavenworth St., San Francisco, 1906. Fine Small Press Printing, First edition, First printing. Softcovers with unique graphic illustration on the front, staple bound, 6" x 4.5", 29 pages finely printed on laid paper. VERY GOOD CONDITION: the 111 year old softcovers have a touch of toning, light wear, and a few small droplet spots on the rear cover; a few pages have a touch of front edgewear; otherwise tight, very bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce, the OCLC shows only 6 extant copies in collections worldwide. Thomas H. Kennedy, noted San Francisco Writer and Columnist. James H. Barry (1855-1927) Master Printer, Publisher and Founder of the progressive San Francisco Star Weekly (1884-1921), a journal aimed at fighting government corruption and championing the Labor Movement and Civil Rights. The City unsuccessfully tried to shut him down, repeatedly. He is recognized as an important early radical San Francisco Social and Political Figure.

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  • Walter Landor EPIGRAMMATIST POSTCARD SERIES #1 Pub by ROBERT L. BARTH, Kentucky by Walter Savage Landor, Robert L. Barth Walter Landor EPIGRAMMATIST POSTCARD SERIES #1 Pub by ROBERT L. BARTH, Kentucky
    Walter Savage Landor, Robert L. Barth

    WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR : TWELVE EPIGRAMS, selected by Bob Barth. Epigrammatist postcard series #1. Contains 12 printed cards, printed on one side only. A complete set. EPIGRAMMATIST POSTCARD SERIES #1. Published by Robert L. Barth, Edgewood, Kentucky. Twelve 4x5.5 inch cards in a printed paper wraparound band that is sealed with a strip of clear tape at the rear. Undated but possibly published in the 1990s. NEAR FINE condition, clean, sharp and bright. A nice complete set of EPIGRAMMATIST POSTCARD SERIES #1 from the SMALL PRESS PUBLISHER, ROBERT L. BARTH of Kentucky.

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