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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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  • 19 Issues THE KEMBLE OCCASIONAL on PRINTING & PUBLISHING San Francisco 1964-1989 The Edward C. Kemble Collection 19 Issues THE KEMBLE OCCASIONAL on PRINTING & PUBLISHING San Francisco 1964-1989 The Edward C. Kemble Collection

    NINETEEN ISSUES of THE KEMBLE OCCASIONAL 1964-1989. "Issued now and then from The Edward C. Kemble Collections on AMERICAN PRINTING & PUBLISHING".

    Published by The Edward C. Kemble Collections / California Historical Society, San Francisco, 1964-1989.

    Includes the following numbers: 1 (1964), 3 (1967), 10-22 (1972-1979), 27 (1981), 32 (1984), 36 (1986), 42/43 double issue (1989).

    Pamphlets, side stapled, 7.25x10 inches. Eight of the issues have 4 pages, eight have 8 pages, two have 12 pages, and one has 10 pages.

    All the issues are in VERY GOOD condition, one issue has "400 here" written at the top of the first page, one issue has a vertical fold, overall they are just lightly used, still bright, clean and clear.

    Articles…

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    NINETEEN ISSUES of THE KEMBLE OCCASIONAL 1964-1989. "Issued now and then from The Edward C. Kemble Collections on AMERICAN PRINTING & PUBLISHING".

    Published by The Edward C. Kemble Collections / California Historical Society, San Francisco, 1964-1989.

    Includes the following numbers: 1 (1964), 3 (1967), 10-22 (1972-1979), 27 (1981), 32 (1984), 36 (1986), 42/43 double issue (1989).

    Pamphlets, side stapled, 7.25x10 inches. Eight of the issues have 4 pages, eight have 8 pages, two have 12 pages, and one has 10 pages.

    All the issues are in VERY GOOD condition, one issue has "400 here" written at the top of the first page, one issue has a vertical fold, overall they are just lightly used, still bright, clean and clear.

    Articles include: Sam Brannan's Press, Type Foundries of America and their Catalogs; The Taylor & Taylor Facsimile of the Declaration of Independence; "At the Sign of the Lark" the San Francisco Publishing Venture of William Doxey; Booksellers & Bookselling in The Kemble Collection; and MANY more.

    A nice gathering of these scarce publications on Printing and Publishing based on The Edward C. Kemble Collection.

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  • 1905 Louis Kinder FORMULAS FOR BOOKBINDERS - SIGNED & NUMBERED - True First Edition #472 of only 490 copies by Louis H. Kinder 1905 Louis Kinder FORMULAS FOR BOOKBINDERS - SIGNED & NUMBERED - True First Edition #472 of only 490 copies
    Louis H. Kinder

    FORMULAS FOR BOOKBINDERS, by Louis H. Kinder. Kinder was the head binder at the Roycroft printing and binding shop.

    SIGNED and NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION, this being Copy No. 472 of 490 copies. SIGNED and NUMBERED by LOUIS H. KINDER on the Limitation page.

    Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, paper spine title label, 9x11.5 inches (22x29 cm), printed on Imperial Japan Vellum, title page printed in red & black, margin notes in red. Pagination: [12], vii, [3], 115, [1] pages. Illustrated with two plates, including the frontispiece, displaying bindings by the author.

    GOOD Condition: The covers have soiling, a few marks, edgewear, and finger smudges; the paper spine title label is chipped at its top edge affecting several…

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    FORMULAS FOR BOOKBINDERS, by Louis H. Kinder. Kinder was the head binder at the Roycroft printing and binding shop.

    SIGNED and NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION, this being Copy No. 472 of 490 copies. SIGNED and NUMBERED by LOUIS H. KINDER on the Limitation page.

    Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, paper spine title label, 9x11.5 inches (22x29 cm), printed on Imperial Japan Vellum, title page printed in red & black, margin notes in red. Pagination: [12], vii, [3], 115, [1] pages. Illustrated with two plates, including the frontispiece, displaying bindings by the author.

    GOOD Condition: The covers have soiling, a few marks, edgewear, and finger smudges; the paper spine title label is chipped at its top edge affecting several letters; internally there is occasional marginal finger soiling (one can imagine a bookbinder's not perfectly clean fingers handling this book), otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    From the title page: "Being a Collection of Trade Formulas, the Results of Twenty-five Years Study and Practice in the Arts of Tooling in Gold, Edge Gilding, Marbling, Stamping, and various other Departments of Bookbinding."

    Rare 1905 Signed, Limited, True First Edition of Formulas For Bookbinders.

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  • 1927 LABORATORY PRESS A Documentary Account - Bibliography PORTER GARNETT **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** BOHEMIAN CLUB ASSOCIATION First Ed. Limited 1/255 by Porter Garnett 1927 LABORATORY PRESS A Documentary Account - Bibliography PORTER GARNETT **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** BOHEMIAN CLUB ASSOCIATION First Ed. Limited 1/255
    Porter Garnett

    A DOCUMENTARY ACCOUNT of the BEGINNINGS of the LABORATORY PRESS, CARNEGIE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. By PORTER GARNETT.

    Published by THE LABORATORY PRESS, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, 1927. FIRST and LIMITED EDITION. One of only 255 copies, so stated on the Colophon Page (the last page).

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by PORTER GARNETT on the front free endpaper to his long-time FRIEND and BOHEMIAN CLUB cohort, WiLLIAM H. SMITH, JR.:

    "To / William H. Smith, Jr. / this souvenir of an old and valued friendship. / Porter Garnett / San Francisco / June 25, 1928."

    Both William H. Smith, Jr. and Porter Garnett were active members of the Bohemian Club. William H. Smith, Jr. held various offices in the Club,…

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    A DOCUMENTARY ACCOUNT of the BEGINNINGS of the LABORATORY PRESS, CARNEGIE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. By PORTER GARNETT.

    Published by THE LABORATORY PRESS, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, 1927. FIRST and LIMITED EDITION. One of only 255 copies, so stated on the Colophon Page (the last page).

    SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by PORTER GARNETT on the front free endpaper to his long-time FRIEND and BOHEMIAN CLUB cohort, WiLLIAM H. SMITH, JR.:

    "To / William H. Smith, Jr. / this souvenir of an old and valued friendship. / Porter Garnett / San Francisco / June 25, 1928."

    Both William H. Smith, Jr. and Porter Garnett were active members of the Bohemian Club. William H. Smith, Jr. held various offices in the Club, including Secretary, wrote a Grove Play, directed Grove Plays (including one by Porter Garnett), and both were involved with the Bohemian Grove Hijinx encampment.

    Hardcovers, parchment covered spine and paper covered boards, spine title label, 7.5x10 inches, Pagination: x + 131 pages + 46 unnumbered pages at the rear containing a descriptive and illustrated bibliography of the works of the Laboratory Press.

    Illustrated with facsimiles of pages from the press, photographs, and five full page calligraphic initials in red.

    The Laboratory Press was founded in 1923 as a part of Carnegie, set up to give students a chance to see what fine hand-printing and illustration involved. One of the more elusive American private press bibliographies.

    VERY GOOD condition: Sunning / slight toning to spine, inner pages toned at the margins; otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, lightly used, very presentable copy.

    About PORTER GARNETT (from Wikipedia):

    ******Porter Garnett was born in 1871 in San Francisco. He was an active member in San Francisco's literary scene and a MEMBER OF THE BOHEMIAN CLUB, writing and directing plays at Bohemian Grove. In 1896, he joined The Lark, founded the previous year by Gelett Burgess and Bruce Porter. 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 (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, teaching traditions, development and ideals of fine 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 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 in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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.******

    RARE, especially so SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author, Printer and Bohemian PORTER GARNETT to his friend, fellow BOHEMIAN CLUB member WILLIAM H. SMITH, JR.******

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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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  • 1977 Arion Press PSALMS OF DAVID AND OTHERS Fine Printing in Slipcase 1/200 1977 Arion Press PSALMS OF DAVID AND OTHERS Fine Printing in Slipcase 1/200

    THE PSALMS OF DAVID AND OTHERS. Two Volumes in Slipcase.

    Published by the ARION PRESS, San Francisco, 1977. This was the fifth book printed by the Arion Press. Early and Rare.

    LIMITED EDITION of only 200 copies. From the Colophon Page (the last page): "The Psalms of David and Others, translated by Arthur Golding, has been printed in an edition limited to two hundred copies by Andrew Hoyem, with the assistance of George F. Ritchie...Completed in July of 1977. This is the fifth book of the Arion Press, San Francisco."

    Two Volumes, THE PSALMS OF DAVID & OTHERS and a COMPANION VOLUME, together in a slipcase. THE PSALMS is bound in hardcovers with vellum spine and corners, 9.5x14 inches, 189…

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    THE PSALMS OF DAVID AND OTHERS. Two Volumes in Slipcase.

    Published by the ARION PRESS, San Francisco, 1977. This was the fifth book printed by the Arion Press. Early and Rare.

    LIMITED EDITION of only 200 copies. From the Colophon Page (the last page): "The Psalms of David and Others, translated by Arthur Golding, has been printed in an edition limited to two hundred copies by Andrew Hoyem, with the assistance of George F. Ritchie...Completed in July of 1977. This is the fifth book of the Arion Press, San Francisco."

    Two Volumes, THE PSALMS OF DAVID & OTHERS and a COMPANION VOLUME, together in a slipcase. THE PSALMS is bound in hardcovers with vellum spine and corners, 9.5x14 inches, 189 pages plus some prelim pages and a Colophon page. The Companion Volume is in wrappers with a paper title label, 43 pages. Together in a cloth covered slipcase.

    Condition: The paper covered boards of THE PSALMS have brown coffee-colored drop stains primarily to the edges and front margins. It appears almost as if the paper was stained before being applied to the boards (however unlikely that might be) because there is NO staining to the page edges, the endpapers, or any of the inner pages as one would normally expect. Otherwise the covers are solid and tight. Internally, all the pages are in excellent condition, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The Companion Volume is in Near Fine condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The slipcase has a few small stains here and there and the spine title label is browned; otherwise the slipcase is solid and doing its job well.

    Early, limited, Arion Press publication. Fine printing with the noted stained covers, still complete, presentable, and RARE.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require substantial 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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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 / Catalog, chocolate covered wrappers, small format 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…

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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 / Catalog, chocolate covered wrappers, small format 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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  • ADRIENNE RICH BROADSIDE POEM "THE TREES" 1 of 75 LOWELL HOUSE PRINTERS The College Yard, Cambridge 1964 by Adrienne Rich ADRIENNE RICH BROADSIDE POEM "THE TREES" 1 of 75 LOWELL HOUSE PRINTERS The College Yard, Cambridge 1964
    Adrienne Rich

    THE TREES. A BROADSIDE POEM by ADRIENNE RICH. ILLUSTRATED by JOAN GOGUEN.

    Published by LOWELL HOUSE PRINTERS, The College Yard, CAMBRIDGE, May, 1964.

    Limited Edition, this being 1 of only 75 copies. "This poem was hand-set and printed in 14-point Garamond Roman in an edition limited to 75 copies by the Lowell House Printers. Illustration by Joan Goguen. The College Yard, Cambridge, May, 1964".

    Broadside with b&w illustration, printed on fine, watermarked, cream colored, rag paper, 12.5x17.5 inches. The watermark is an image of a hammer and anvil.

    NEAR FINE condition. Some waviness to the edges where the broadside was "pulled" in the hand press printing process, as normal. A Lovely Broadside.

    This broadside came from the estate of Dennis…

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    THE TREES. A BROADSIDE POEM by ADRIENNE RICH. ILLUSTRATED by JOAN GOGUEN.

    Published by LOWELL HOUSE PRINTERS, The College Yard, CAMBRIDGE, May, 1964.

    Limited Edition, this being 1 of only 75 copies. "This poem was hand-set and printed in 14-point Garamond Roman in an edition limited to 75 copies by the Lowell House Printers. Illustration by Joan Goguen. The College Yard, Cambridge, May, 1964".

    Broadside with b&w illustration, printed on fine, watermarked, cream colored, rag paper, 12.5x17.5 inches. The watermark is an image of a hammer and anvil.

    NEAR FINE condition. Some waviness to the edges where the broadside was "pulled" in the hand press printing process, as normal. A 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 LOWELL HOUSE, COLLEGE YARD (Harvard) broadsides from the mid 1960s, especially those by important American poets, are SCARCE.

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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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  • Artist's Book CRETAN GOATHERDER w/ 4 SILKSCREENS Each SIGNED & NUMBERED Limited First Edition #7 of 15 Signed "Author's" Copies by Michael Andrews Artist's Book CRETAN GOATHERDER w/ 4 SILKSCREENS Each SIGNED & NUMBERED Limited First Edition #7 of 15 Signed "Author's" Copies
    Michael Andrews

    THE CRETAN GOATHERDER. Poem by MICHAEL ANDREWS with FOUR ORIGINAL SILKSCREENS - TWO by PINDAROS MICHAELEDES and TWO by BERTRAIND BRACAVAL.

    ARTIST'S BOOK. SIGNED and NUMBERED by the Poet, Michael Andrews, on the limitation page (the last page), and EACH SILKSCREEN is SIGNED and NUMBERED by its ARTIST, Pindaros Michaeledes or Bertrand Bracaval. This is Copy #7 of only 15 SIGNED copies, out of a total run of 60 copies.

    Loose leaves in brown paper wrappers titled and speckled in silver, 7.5x11 inches (19x28cm) oblong, in the Publisher's handmade slipcase.

    Published by Pré Nian Editions, Retaud, France, 2014.

    Condition: FINE copy, lovely.

    From the Colophon / Limitation page: "THE CRETAN GOATHERDER / poem by Michael Andrews...silkscreens by Pindaros Michaeledes and…

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    THE CRETAN GOATHERDER. Poem by MICHAEL ANDREWS with FOUR ORIGINAL SILKSCREENS - TWO by PINDAROS MICHAELEDES and TWO by BERTRAIND BRACAVAL.

    ARTIST'S BOOK. SIGNED and NUMBERED by the Poet, Michael Andrews, on the limitation page (the last page), and EACH SILKSCREEN is SIGNED and NUMBERED by its ARTIST, Pindaros Michaeledes or Bertrand Bracaval. This is Copy #7 of only 15 SIGNED copies, out of a total run of 60 copies.

    Loose leaves in brown paper wrappers titled and speckled in silver, 7.5x11 inches (19x28cm) oblong, in the Publisher's handmade slipcase.

    Published by Pré Nian Editions, Retaud, France, 2014.

    Condition: FINE copy, lovely.

    From the Colophon / Limitation page: "THE CRETAN GOATHERDER / poem by Michael Andrews...silkscreens by Pindaros Michaeledes and Bertrand Bracaval / hand-set in Vendome and printed by letterpress by Pré Nian Editions in the Atelier de Retaud / hand-made slipcase by Jeanne Frere / 60 copies, plus 15 author copies numbered and signed in August 2014".

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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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  • DEAR MASTER: LETTERS of GEORGE STERLING to AMBROSE BIERCE 1900-1912 Fine Printing Limited Edition in Slipcase by George Sterling, Ambrose Bierce DEAR MASTER: LETTERS of GEORGE STERLING to AMBROSE BIERCE 1900-1912 Fine Printing Limited Edition in Slipcase
    George Sterling, Ambrose Bierce

    DEAR MASTER: LETTERS of GEORGE STERLING to AMBROSE BIERCE 1900-1912.

    Published by the Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2002. Limited to only 350 copies, as stated on the Colophon page (the last page).

    Hardcover Book in Slipcase, 7.5x11 inches, 255 pages.

    NEAR FINE book, sharp, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE slipcase that has a couple superficial scratches. A lovely copy.

    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,…

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    DEAR MASTER: LETTERS of GEORGE STERLING to AMBROSE BIERCE 1900-1912.

    Published by the Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2002. Limited to only 350 copies, as stated on the Colophon page (the last page).

    Hardcover Book in Slipcase, 7.5x11 inches, 255 pages.

    NEAR FINE book, sharp, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE slipcase that has a couple superficial scratches. A lovely copy.

    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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  • FINE PRINTING Stephen Metcalfe PILGRIMS A PLAY Illustrated SIGNED LIMITED 1 of 2 by Stephen Metcalfe FINE PRINTING Stephen Metcalfe PILGRIMS A PLAY Illustrated SIGNED LIMITED 1 of 2
    Stephen Metcalfe

    PILGRIMS: A ONE ACT PLAY, by Stephen Metcalfe. With original woodcuts by Julia Talcott.

    FINE PRINTING, LIMITED EDITION, this being #1 of only 2 ARTIST'S PROOF COPIES (of a total run of 32 copies, consisting of 2 artist's proofs and 30 numbered copies).

    SIGNED by the AUTHOR and ARTIST. This copy is ONE of only TWO ARTIST'S PROOF COPIES, hand numbered "AP 1/2".

    Published by Brighton Press, San Diego. Printing by Hal Truschke. Binding by Klaus Rotzscher Bookbinding of San Francisco. 1992.

    Hardcovers, black cloth covered spine and forest green paper covered boards with design on the front cover, 7.5x9 inches, 56 pages.

    ILLUSTRATED with nine woodcuts by the artist Julia Talcott, printed in one, two, three, or…

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    PILGRIMS: A ONE ACT PLAY, by Stephen Metcalfe. With original woodcuts by Julia Talcott.

    FINE PRINTING, LIMITED EDITION, this being #1 of only 2 ARTIST'S PROOF COPIES (of a total run of 32 copies, consisting of 2 artist's proofs and 30 numbered copies).

    SIGNED by the AUTHOR and ARTIST. This copy is ONE of only TWO ARTIST'S PROOF COPIES, hand numbered "AP 1/2".

    Published by Brighton Press, San Diego. Printing by Hal Truschke. Binding by Klaus Rotzscher Bookbinding of San Francisco. 1992.

    Hardcovers, black cloth covered spine and forest green paper covered boards with design on the front cover, 7.5x9 inches, 56 pages.

    ILLUSTRATED with nine woodcuts by the artist Julia Talcott, printed in one, two, three, or four colors. The illustrations are striking.

    NEAR FINE condition, a light bump to the bottom corner of the front cover, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, lovely copy.

    Especially scarce being one of only two Artist's Proof copies.

    About Brighton Press (from its website):

    ******Brighton Press has created fine press, limited edition artists books and broadsides since 1985. To date, we have published fifty-one books that are represented in over 100 public and private collections, including the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, the Getty Research Institute, the Library of Congress, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Newberry Library, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and numerous university libraries and museums.

    ?Each work is designed and produced through the collaboration of contemporary poets and visual artists, together with artisans in the fields of letterpress, bookbinding, papermaking, printmaking, and sculpture. The artists make their own plates and cut their own blocks. Each work is printed by hand in our studio in small editions and is signed and numbered.******

    About Klaus Rotzxhcer, the binder (from his LinkedIn page):

    ******I am a German master bookbinder, with two master's degrees from the Academy of Applied Arts in Munich, Germany. My passion is to create beautiful books that are also functional, essentially heirloom books that can be passed down from generation to generation.******

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  • JANE GRABHORN'S GRANDMOTHER'S DIARY Limited Edition 1 of 100 JUMBO PRESS / ANDREW HOYEM 1974 by Maria Cobb Snow (Jane Grabhorn's Grandmother), Jane Grabhorn, et al JANE GRABHORN'S GRANDMOTHER'S DIARY Limited Edition 1 of 100 JUMBO PRESS / ANDREW HOYEM 1974
    Maria Cobb Snow (Jane Grabhorn's Grandmother), Jane Grabhorn, et al

    JANE GRABHORN'S GRANDMOTHER'S DIARY - Being the faithful accounting of her life in the year 1919 by Maria Cobb Snow and the final, fragmentary book of her grand daughter, now printed posthumously in 1974, together with dedicatory lines, an introduction, and a check-list composed by its publishers under the sign: The Jumbo Press..

    Printed by the Jumbo Press, a press of works hand printed by Jane Grahorn. Jane Grabhorn died in 1974 and this was printed posthumously by Andrew Hoyem. It is the last Jumbo Press publication.

    From the colophon page: "The last (Jumbo Press) has been printed in an edition of 100 copies at the Press of Andrew Hoyem in San Francisco...February '74."

    Hardcovers, textured cloth covered boards, spine…

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    JANE GRABHORN'S GRANDMOTHER'S DIARY - Being the faithful accounting of her life in the year 1919 by Maria Cobb Snow and the final, fragmentary book of her grand daughter, now printed posthumously in 1974, together with dedicatory lines, an introduction, and a check-list composed by its publishers under the sign: The Jumbo Press..

    Printed by the Jumbo Press, a press of works hand printed by Jane Grahorn. Jane Grabhorn died in 1974 and this was printed posthumously by Andrew Hoyem. It is the last Jumbo Press publication.

    From the colophon page: "The last (Jumbo Press) has been printed in an edition of 100 copies at the Press of Andrew Hoyem in San Francisco...February '74."

    Hardcovers, textured cloth covered boards, spine label that reads "Elephant's Last Stand", 5x8.5 inches, handmade paper, 40 pages.

    Includes a checklist of Jumbo Press publications at the rear, most very limited and scarce. From the introduction to the Checklist: "Our listing is certainly incomplete - so many unique items were prepared for friends...In cases where size of edition is unknown, assume fewer than two dozen copies exist. Unless otherwise noted the author is Jan Grabhorn."

    FINE condition, looks and feels unread.

    About JANE GRABHORN (from Wikipedia):

    ******Jane Bissell Grabhorn, b.1911 d.1973, was an American artist, typographer, bookbinder, and printer. She was born in San Francisco. After being educated in France, where she learned bookbinding, she returned to California as a teenager and became a student of Belle McMurtry Young, a prominent bookbinder. In 1932 she married Robert Grabhorn. Beginning in 1934 Grabhorn acquired substantial knowledge of typography and printing through working at the Grabhorn Press, which was owned and operated by her husband and his brother Edwin.

    In 1937 Jane Grabhorn established her own imprint, the JUMBO PRESS, which she used as a vehicle for experimentation and artistic expression. Named for a toy press, most of the products of the Jumbo Press were mostly pieces of ephemera and displayed Grabhorn's wit and interest in lighthearted feminist satire. Her best-known work for the Jumbo Press was the treatise A Typographic Discourse for the Distaff Side of Printing, a Book by Ladies.

    At the Grabhorn Press she oversaw the bindery until it closed in 1965. She continued typesetting, her preferred avocation, for the rest of her life. She also continued to produce Jumbo Press publications throughout her life, many of which are compiled in The Compleat Jane Grabhorn: A Hodge-Podge of Typographic Ephemera, which she produced with her husband and Andrew Hoyem at the Grabhorn-Hoyem Press in 1968.

    Jane Grabhorn died on October 1, 1973, in San Francisco.******

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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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  • Original 1934 San Francisco Chinatown CHINESE TYPE SPECIMEN Trade Catalogue BOCK NGAR CHY CO Original 1934 San Francisco Chinatown CHINESE TYPE SPECIMEN Trade Catalogue BOCK NGAR CHY CO

    Chinese American Type Specimen Catalogue

    BOCK NGAR CHY CO., published in San Francisco (n.d.) circa 1934. Original decorative blue-green paper wrappers, top staple bound, 8.25" x 5.25", 44 unnumbered pages, printed in red and green, text in Chinese with some English, richly illustrated throughout. NEAR FINE Condition: mild age toning, tiny bit of wear at spine fold ends, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A beautiful copy. Scarce, just 4 copies held in collections worldwide.

    A typographic specimen book and trade catalogue featuring a wide variety of printing services, dual language Chinese-English printing, graphic design, typefaces, ornaments, borders, illustrated cuts, stamps, business cards, advertising, logos, and other printing jobs as well as rubber stamps, seals, corporate stamping machines, inks, moveable type…

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    Chinese American Type Specimen Catalogue

    BOCK NGAR CHY CO., published in San Francisco (n.d.) circa 1934. Original decorative blue-green paper wrappers, top staple bound, 8.25" x 5.25", 44 unnumbered pages, printed in red and green, text in Chinese with some English, richly illustrated throughout. NEAR FINE Condition: mild age toning, tiny bit of wear at spine fold ends, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A beautiful copy. Scarce, just 4 copies held in collections worldwide.

    A typographic specimen book and trade catalogue featuring a wide variety of printing services, dual language Chinese-English printing, graphic design, typefaces, ornaments, borders, illustrated cuts, stamps, business cards, advertising, logos, and other printing jobs as well as rubber stamps, seals, corporate stamping machines, inks, moveable type sets, pens, labels, stationary and small promotional items. Numerous local Chinese owned business are represented in the samples, as well as Chinese companies outside California, and in Canada and Mexico.

    A successful Chinese American printing and stationers firm in San Francisco's Chinatown, Bock Ngar Chy Company was founded by San Francisco native and visual artist Lee Shew Hung (b.1882). Educated in both Chinese and American schools Lee worked in his father's import export business before starting his own small press after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. I can't find early records but the February 1915 edition of the Chinese Students' Monthly has two ads for Bock Ngar Chy Co. Chinese printing and stationer services and Chinese artistic goods located at 920 Grant Avenue. The 1949 Chinese San Francisco City Directory shows Bock Ngar Chy Co. at a different Chinatown location, 556 Kearny Street and the last recorded item they printed was a 1956 calendar by Bock Ngar Chy, Youth Printing Co. It's entirely possible Lee Shew Hung remained the proprietor

    throughout.

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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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  • ROGER SHIMOMURA - JAPANESE INTERNMENT ART - 10 ORIGINAL HAND PAINTED LITHOGRAPHS - SIGNED ARTIST'S BOOK Copy #4 of 30 by Roger Shimomura ROGER SHIMOMURA - JAPANESE INTERNMENT ART - 10 ORIGINAL HAND PAINTED LITHOGRAPHS - SIGNED ARTIST'S BOOK Copy #4 of 30
    Roger Shimomura

    1942-1944 / MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD. ROGER SHIMOMURA, ARTIST'S BOOK.

    TEN HAND PAINTED AND HAND PRINTED COLOR LITHOGRAPHS in a HANDMADE BOOK - EDITION OF 30.

    SIGNED, NUMBERED and DATED by the ARTIST, ROGER SHIMOMURA, on the Colophon Page (the last page). This is Copy #4 of 30.

    The ten color lithographs are printed on 10x12 inch Somerset, Soft White and Japanese Goyu paper, the images are 7x10 inches.

    Published by the Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York City and The Lawrence Lithography Workshop, Sundland Park, New Mexico, 1999.

    From the Colophon Page: "This book of lithographs by Roger Shimomura is a co-publication project of the Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York City and The Lawrence Lithography Workshop, Sundland Park, New Mexico. The…

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    1942-1944 / MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD. ROGER SHIMOMURA, ARTIST'S BOOK.

    TEN HAND PAINTED AND HAND PRINTED COLOR LITHOGRAPHS in a HANDMADE BOOK - EDITION OF 30.

    SIGNED, NUMBERED and DATED by the ARTIST, ROGER SHIMOMURA, on the Colophon Page (the last page). This is Copy #4 of 30.

    The ten color lithographs are printed on 10x12 inch Somerset, Soft White and Japanese Goyu paper, the images are 7x10 inches.

    Published by the Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York City and The Lawrence Lithography Workshop, Sundland Park, New Mexico, 1999.

    From the Colophon Page: "This book of lithographs by Roger Shimomura is a co-publication project of the Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York City and The Lawrence Lithography Workshop, Sundland Park, New Mexico. The images are derived from a series of paintings about the artist's experience as a child in Minidoka Concentration Camp in Hunt, Idaho, during World War II. The key line images were drawn by the artist on mylar and exposed to positive working plates. The color plates were hand painted under the artist's direction...The prints were hand printed by Michael Sims at The Lawrence Lithography Workshop on a direct pressure flatbed press...The binding and cover assembly were done by Priscilla Spitler at Hands on Bookbinding in Smithville, Texas. There are 30 books in the edition."

    Artist's Statement: "Because I was so young at the time, the memories I have are very few, but those that I have maintained are still quite vivid. This series of works represents nearly all of those memories, that is, all of them except for one. As wonderful as it had seemed to live close to most of my friends and relatives, I remember never fully understanding exactly why we moved, and wondering if we were ever going to go back home."

    When originally published in 1999 the book was priced at $8,000.

    Condition: There is a bump to the bottom of the spine affecting the bottom blank spine corner of the inner pages, and a slight bump to the top of the spine only affecting that corner of a few preliminary pages. Otherwise bright, brilliant, and very scarce.

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  • The Press in Tuscany Alley Announces THE EPHEMERA OF ADRIAN WILSON / a Prospectus with sample leaves by Joyce Lancaster Wilson, Joyce Lancaster Wilson The Press in Tuscany Alley Announces THE EPHEMERA OF ADRIAN WILSON / a Prospectus with sample leaves
    Joyce Lancaster Wilson, Joyce Lancaster Wilson

    The Press In Tuscany Alley Announces / (i.e. Prospectus For) THE EPHEMERA OF ADRIAN WILSON: An Annotated List 1944-1988, by James Linden with Commentary by Joyce Lancaster Wilson. Published by The Press In Tuscany Alley, San Francisco, 1994..

    A beautifully produced Announcement / Prospectus.

    Folder / Paper Covers, 9x12 inches, string-bound with 8 pages plus 2 folded sample leaves (pages 129/130 and 107/108) laid into a flap on the inside rear cover. Comes with its original mailing envelope.

    Illustrated with a frontispiece tipped-in photograph of the gate entrance to the Press In Tuscany Alley, plus some printed illustrations.

    The Prospectus is in FINE condition. The mailing envelope is in GOOD condition with some corner and flap wear, and a couple…

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    The Press In Tuscany Alley Announces / (i.e. Prospectus For) THE EPHEMERA OF ADRIAN WILSON: An Annotated List 1944-1988, by James Linden with Commentary by Joyce Lancaster Wilson. Published by The Press In Tuscany Alley, San Francisco, 1994..

    A beautifully produced Announcement / Prospectus.

    Folder / Paper Covers, 9x12 inches, string-bound with 8 pages plus 2 folded sample leaves (pages 129/130 and 107/108) laid into a flap on the inside rear cover. Comes with its original mailing envelope.

    Illustrated with a frontispiece tipped-in photograph of the gate entrance to the Press In Tuscany Alley, plus some printed illustrations.

    The Prospectus is in FINE condition. The mailing envelope is in GOOD condition with some corner and flap wear, and a couple small scrapes; the envelope has NOT been used for mailing.

    About ADRIAN WILSON (from a 1988 NY Times Obituary):

    ******Adrian Wilson, a book designer and scholar who was considered one of America's leading fine printers, died Wednesday in San Francisco. He was 64 years old.

    Working out of a small San Francisco studio known as '"The Press at Tuscany Valley," Mr. Wilson designed and printed scores of books. His many volumes, while little known to the general public, are famous among print connoisseurs, and many are collectors' items.

    In 1983, Mr. Wilson won a MacArthur Fellowship.

    He is survived by his wife and by his daughter, Melissa Wilson Marshall, of San Francisco.******

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