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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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • AMPELOGRAPHIE: TRAITÉ GÉNÉRALE DE VITICULTURE Ampelography Vineyards FINE PRINTING in MOROCCO LEATHER & GILT Ltd. Ed. COMPLETE SEVEN VOLUME SET with 500 COLOR PLATES by Pierre Viala and Victor Vermorel, editors AMPELOGRAPHIE: TRAITÉ GÉNÉRALE DE VITICULTURE Ampelography Vineyards FINE PRINTING in MOROCCO LEATHER & GILT Ltd. Ed. COMPLETE SEVEN VOLUME SET with 500 COLOR PLATES
    Pierre Viala and Victor Vermorel, editors

    AMPELOGRAPHIE: TRAITÉ GÉNÉRALE DE VITICULTURE (Ampelography: General Treatise on Viticulture). Edited by Pierre Viala and Victor Vermorel. Fully describes 5,200 grape varieties.

    COMPLETE SEVEN VOLUME SET.

    GORGEOUSLY ILLUSTRATED with 500 COLOR PLATES and 70 b&w plates. There are also numerous in-text b&w illustrations. Each of the 500 color plates is suitable for framing, imho.

    Published by JEANNE LAFFITTE, Marseille, France, 1991. FINE PRINTING FACSIMILE of the original monumental seven volume work that was published between 1901 and 1910. LIMITED EDITION, this being copy number 155 of only 1,000 copies, as stated in Volume I.

    Beautiful RED MOROCCO LEATHER COVERS, embossed and lettered in gilt, Folio size 10x13.5 inches (35x25 cm).

    This 7 Volume Set is inNEAR FINE…

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    AMPELOGRAPHIE: TRAITÉ GÉNÉRALE DE VITICULTURE (Ampelography: General Treatise on Viticulture). Edited by Pierre Viala and Victor Vermorel. Fully describes 5,200 grape varieties.

    COMPLETE SEVEN VOLUME SET.

    GORGEOUSLY ILLUSTRATED with 500 COLOR PLATES and 70 b&w plates. There are also numerous in-text b&w illustrations. Each of the 500 color plates is suitable for framing, imho.

    Published by JEANNE LAFFITTE, Marseille, France, 1991. FINE PRINTING FACSIMILE of the original monumental seven volume work that was published between 1901 and 1910. LIMITED EDITION, this being copy number 155 of only 1,000 copies, as stated in Volume I.

    Beautiful RED MOROCCO LEATHER COVERS, embossed and lettered in gilt, Folio size 10x13.5 inches (35x25 cm).

    This 7 Volume Set is inNEAR FINE condition, The covers of a couple volumes have light corner tip wear and there is a bit of light soiling to some page edges, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. JUST LOVELY.

    SEVEN VOLUME SET. TEXT in FRENCH.

    Volume I: 729 pages plus 70 black and white plates at the rear.

    Volume II: 406 pages plus 100 color plates at the rear.

    Volume III: 387 pages plus 100 color plates at the rear.

    Volume IV: 372 pages plus 100 color plates at the rear.

    Volume V: 356 pages plus 100 color plates at the rear.

    Volume VI: 453 pages plus 100 color plates at the rear.

    Volume VII (Dictionnaire Ampélographique / Ampelography Dictionary): 408 pages.

    Rare FINE PRINTING, LIMITED EDITION, COMPLETE SEVEN VOLUME SET, published by JEANNE LAFFITTE. The most beautiful set of books on grapes and vines that I have ever seen.

    About AMPELOGRAPHY (from Wikipedia):

    ******Ampelography is the field of botany concerned with the identification and classification of grapevines, Vitis spp. Traditionally this has been done by comparing the shape and color of the vine leaves and grape berries.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This 7 volume set is very heavy and will be very expensive to ship. 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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  • 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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  • LA BIBLE MORALISÉE DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONALE D'AUTRICHE Codex Vindobonensis 2554 / Facsimile of the ILLUMINATED BIBLE in the AUSTRIAN NATIONAL LIBRARY Two Volumes in Clamshell Case LIMITED & NUMBERED #663 of 2000 by Commentary by Reiner Haussherr LA BIBLE MORALISÉE DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONALE D'AUTRICHE Codex Vindobonensis 2554 / Facsimile of the ILLUMINATED BIBLE in the AUSTRIAN NATIONAL LIBRARY Two Volumes in Clamshell Case LIMITED & NUMBERED #663 of 2000
    Commentary by Reiner Haussherr

    LA BIBLE MORALISÉE DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONALE D'AUTRICHE. Codex Vindobonensis 2554 Reproduite en Facsimile Integral.

    TWO VOLUMES in a Clamshell Box.

    Published by Club Du Livre (Collection Musée du Livre) - Philippe Lebaud Éditeur, Paris, France, and printed in Graz, Austria, 1973.

    LIMITED EDITION. One of only 2000 numbered copies that were reserved by the Musée du Livre for members of the Club du Livre. THIS IS COPY NUMBER 663 of the 2000 Musée du Livre copies. The total printing was limited to 3000 copies.

    Two leather bound volumes. The illustrated facsimile volume is bound in dark leather that has been extensively blind stamped with intricate patterns. The text volume is bound in polished calf with gilt titles.

    The…

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    LA BIBLE MORALISÉE DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONALE D'AUTRICHE. Codex Vindobonensis 2554 Reproduite en Facsimile Integral.

    TWO VOLUMES in a Clamshell Box.

    Published by Club Du Livre (Collection Musée du Livre) - Philippe Lebaud Éditeur, Paris, France, and printed in Graz, Austria, 1973.

    LIMITED EDITION. One of only 2000 numbered copies that were reserved by the Musée du Livre for members of the Club du Livre. THIS IS COPY NUMBER 663 of the 2000 Musée du Livre copies. The total printing was limited to 3000 copies.

    Two leather bound volumes. The illustrated facsimile volume is bound in dark leather that has been extensively blind stamped with intricate patterns. The text volume is bound in polished calf with gilt titles.

    The color facsimile is a reproduction of the original illuminated manuscript held in the Austrian National Library. It contains 69 leaves. It is printed in gilt and bright colors, reflecting the brilliant gold and hand inked colors of the original illuminated manuscript. The borders reproduce the age marks of the original vellum leaves of the Austrian National Library copy. It is bound in dark leather that has been blind stamped with intricate patterns. It is GORGEOUS.

    The accompanying 94 page text volume is bound in brown polished calf with gilt titles. THE TEXT IS IN GERMAN AND FRENCH, on facing pages. It contains a commentary on the Codex Vindobonensis 2554, by Reiner Haussherr, and a descriptive LIST of the ILLUSTRATIONS in the facsimile.

    Both volumes are in FINE condition. Lovely.

    The leather covered clamshell case is in GOOD condition with some rubbing and light scraping to the edges and corners, otherwise sturdy, solid and bright.

    Excellent facsimile of the stunning illuminated manuscript in the Austrian National Library.

    About the BIBLE MORALISÉE (from Wikipedia):

    ******The BIBLE MORALISÉE, also known as the "Bible Historiée", the "Bible Allégorisée" and sometimes "Emblémes Bibliques", is a later name for the most important examples of the medieval picture bibles, called in general "biblia pauperum", to have survived. They are heavily illustrated, and extremely expensive, illuminated manuscripts of the thirteenth century, and from the copies that still survive it is clear that they existed in at least two versions with different contents. They were similar in the choice and order of the Biblical texts selected, but differed in the allegorical and moral deductions drawn from these passages.

    Though large, the manuscripts only contained selections of the text of the Bible, along with commentary and illustrations. Each page pairs Old and New Testament episodes with illustrations explaining their moral significance in terms of typology.

    There are seven surviving fully illustrated manuscripts of the Bible Moralisée; all date from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries and were designed for the personal use of the French royal family. Four were created in the early thirteenth century, when church art dominated the decorative arts. As common in stained glass and other Gothic art of the time, the illustrations are framed within medallions. The text explained the theological and moral meanings of the text. Many artists were involved in the creation of each of the BIBLES MORALISÉES, and their identities and shares of the work remain unclear.******

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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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  • Mark Barbour FINE PRINTING "THE PENETRATING LIGHT" Shakespeare Press Museum w/ Laid In SIGNED Letter 1986 by Mark Barbour and Daniel Flanagan Mark Barbour FINE PRINTING "THE PENETRATING LIGHT" Shakespeare Press Museum w/ Laid In SIGNED Letter 1986
    Mark Barbour and Daniel Flanagan

    THE PENETRATING LIGHT: FINE PRINTING and the MIND of the ARTIST. A book of quotes on fine printing and fine binding, with a quote by a noted printer and/or binder on each page. There is a two page forward by Mark Barbour.

    Finely Printed. LIMITED TO ONLY 250 COPIES, this being hand numbered copy 48.

    Published and Printed by SHAKESPEARE PRESS MUSEUM, California Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo, California, 1986. Designed, Set by Hand, Printed and Bound by Mark Barbour and Daniel Flanagan.

    Created and Printed while MARK BARBOUR was a student at Cal Poly and was the CURATOR and PRESS DIRECTOR of Cal Poly's student run Shakespeare Press Museum. After graduating from Cal Poly, Mark Barbour went on…

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    THE PENETRATING LIGHT: FINE PRINTING and the MIND of the ARTIST. A book of quotes on fine printing and fine binding, with a quote by a noted printer and/or binder on each page. There is a two page forward by Mark Barbour.

    Finely Printed. LIMITED TO ONLY 250 COPIES, this being hand numbered copy 48.

    Published and Printed by SHAKESPEARE PRESS MUSEUM, California Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo, California, 1986. Designed, Set by Hand, Printed and Bound by Mark Barbour and Daniel Flanagan.

    Created and Printed while MARK BARBOUR was a student at Cal Poly and was the CURATOR and PRESS DIRECTOR of Cal Poly's student run Shakespeare Press Museum. After graduating from Cal Poly, Mark Barbour went on to become the Founding Curator and Executive Director of the International Print Museum in Carson, California, a position that he holds to this day.

    FINE PRINTING, printed by letterpress, handmade paper covers, stab-sewn binding, 6x9.5 inches oblong, 37 pages plus a Colophon Page at the rear. Pages printed on one side only.

    The Colophon Page reads: "Compiled, edited, designed, set by hand, printed and bound by Mark Barbour and Daniel Flanagan at the Shakespeare Press Museum in the Graphic Communications building, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. // The types are Centaur and Arrighi with Delphian Titling for display. The papers are mould made Johannot for the text and hand made Pombie Bleu for the covers // This edition consists of 275 numbered copies, of which numbers 1-10 are presentation copies. This is number 48".

    LAID IN is a handwritten letter by Mark Barbour on Shakespeare Press Museum letterhead dated 9/27/87. The letter is to a Mrs. Boyce and reads: "Dear Mrs. Boyce, / Thank you for your support of the Shakespeare Press Museum. Because of your California residency we are required to collect sales tax. Thank you. / Sincerely / M. Barbour, Curator".

    NEAR FINE condition, two very light spots to the top page edges (edges of the closed book), overall tight, bright, clean and clear. Lovely.

    This book, created while Barbour was a student at Cal Poly, with a letter from him as Curator of the Shakespeare Press Museum, is quite special.

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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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  • 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 STINEHOUR PRESS : FINE PRINTING SPECIMENS "Pages From The Press" ILLUSTRATED with Laid In EPHEMERA THE STINEHOUR PRESS : FINE PRINTING SPECIMENS "Pages From The Press" ILLUSTRATED with Laid In EPHEMERA

    PAGES FROM THE PRESS: THE STINEHOUR PRESS

    Published by the Stinehour Press, Luneburg, Vermont, [1997].

    A promotional book of the Stinehour Press containing specimens of its fine printing.

    Softcovers, 9x12 inches, 65 pages. Illustrated throughout.

    Laid in is a beautiful 7x9.5 inch Stinehour Press promotional card with a tipped on photograph of a nude woman, taken from one of the Press's fine printings; a single page flyer promoting the Stinehour Press; and a single page small broadside describing the various printing services of the Stinehour Press.

    Condition: GOOD book, a bump and a 1/2 inch tear to the top of the spine, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The laid in ephemera is in near fine condition.

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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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