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  • TRANSFERWARE TREASURES - 25 WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS of 19TH-CENTURY TRANSFERWARE POTTERY by EMILY SUTTON by Emily Sutton TRANSFERWARE TREASURES - 25 WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS of 19TH-CENTURY TRANSFERWARE POTTERY by EMILY SUTTON
    Emily Sutton

    TRANSFERWARE TREASURES - 25 WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS of NINETEENTH CENTURY POTTERY by EMILY SUTTON.

    Limited edition of only 250 copies, each SIGNED by the ARTIST, Emily Sutton. FINE-PRINTING from a small, private ENGLISH PRESS, the FLEECE PRESS.

    Published by Fleece Press, Upper Denby, U.K., 2014.

    Hardcover Book in a Slipcase. Pages open accordion style and are printed on one side only. The book measures 9.5x9.5 inches (24x24 cm), and the accordion style inner pages stretch out quite a ways. Illustrated with 25 gorgeous prints of paintings by Emily Sutton of her Transferware Pottery, each print on its own page.

    FINE condition, a beautiful copy.

    From the Publisher:

    ******Emily Sutton has made a series of watercolours of the transferware pottery - plates,…

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    TRANSFERWARE TREASURES - 25 WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS of NINETEENTH CENTURY POTTERY by EMILY SUTTON.

    Limited edition of only 250 copies, each SIGNED by the ARTIST, Emily Sutton. FINE-PRINTING from a small, private ENGLISH PRESS, the FLEECE PRESS.

    Published by Fleece Press, Upper Denby, U.K., 2014.

    Hardcover Book in a Slipcase. Pages open accordion style and are printed on one side only. The book measures 9.5x9.5 inches (24x24 cm), and the accordion style inner pages stretch out quite a ways. Illustrated with 25 gorgeous prints of paintings by Emily Sutton of her Transferware Pottery, each print on its own page.

    FINE condition, a beautiful copy.

    From the Publisher:

    ******Emily Sutton has made a series of watercolours of the transferware pottery - plates, mugs and jugs - found on her dresser. They are a charming set, full of the quaint and fascinating subjects which the Victorians felt appropriate, mostly for the moral benefit of their children. Fleece Press has now published these together in a long accordion-fold book with a slipcase. Emily drew a title page specifically for this book, and signed each of the 250 copies.******

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  • DAVID LANCE GOINES Rare Linocut PERSONAL WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT For David & His Fiancee 1985 by David Lance Goines DAVID LANCE GOINES Rare Linocut PERSONAL WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT For David & His Fiancee 1985
    David Lance Goines

    Original David Lance Goines ephemera, his own unique wedding announcement for his marriage to Edie Sei Ichioka on Sunday, July 14, 1985 at the Joseph Phelps Vineyard's Winery in Saint Helena.

    Quarter fold (French fold) Wedding Announcement Card designed and printed by David Lance Goines with evocative Japanese woodblock inspired color linoleum print on the front, text with illustration and devices printed in two colors inside, and a printers device on rear, 7" x 5", (one sheet of 14" x 10" cream paper folded vertically and again horizontally, printed on one side). NEAR FINE Condition, light corner-tip wear, faint impression of postal cancellation (this was mailed to the recipient, no envelope present), otherwise bright and clean. A rare personal printed…

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    Original David Lance Goines ephemera, his own unique wedding announcement for his marriage to Edie Sei Ichioka on Sunday, July 14, 1985 at the Joseph Phelps Vineyard's Winery in Saint Helena.

    Quarter fold (French fold) Wedding Announcement Card designed and printed by David Lance Goines with evocative Japanese woodblock inspired color linoleum print on the front, text with illustration and devices printed in two colors inside, and a printers device on rear, 7" x 5", (one sheet of 14" x 10" cream paper folded vertically and again horizontally, printed on one side). NEAR FINE Condition, light corner-tip wear, faint impression of postal cancellation (this was mailed to the recipient, no envelope present), otherwise bright and clean. A rare personal printed item, I've never seen another example.

    DAVID LANCE GOINES (1945-2023) pioneering poster artist, political activist, calligrapher, graphic artist, and printer. In 1964, 19 year old Goines was expelled from UC Berkeley after being arrested and jailed for protest leafleting on campus during Berkeley's Free Speech Movement (he was gleefully arrested 14 times during the 1960s). He apprenticed at the radical, era defining Berkeley Free Press, which he acquired in 1971. Here is the chronology of the Press: [Free Speech Movement Press], 1964-1965; Berkeley Free Press, 1965-1967; Saint Hieronymus Press, 1971-2023.

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  • HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN w/108 PAPER SAMPLES First Edition Tokyo 1963 by IIS CRAFTS and Kamisuki Chohoki HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN w/108 PAPER SAMPLES First Edition Tokyo 1963
    IIS CRAFTS and Kamisuki Chohoki

    HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN. A book/catalog of handmade papers by a Tokyo, Japan paper making company. The catalog includes an abridged facsimile of Kamisuki Chohoki's early, illustrated, Japanese book on Paper-Making by Hand.

    Published by IIS CRAFTS, TOKYO, Japan, 1963. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, side-stitched, 128 pages including 108 pages with tipped-in paper samples, and 10 pages reprinting an abridgement of a Japanese illustrated classic about paper-making by hand.

    CONTAINS 108 JAPANESE HANDMADE PAPER SPECIMENS, each 3.5x3.5 inches (8.75x8.75 cm) and tipped-in on its own page.

    Condition: Ex-Library, with a shelving label on the front cover, a library stamp on the title page that has a "DISCARD" overstamp, a small "Reference Stacks" stamp on the title page and last page,…

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    HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN. A book/catalog of handmade papers by a Tokyo, Japan paper making company. The catalog includes an abridged facsimile of Kamisuki Chohoki's early, illustrated, Japanese book on Paper-Making by Hand.

    Published by IIS CRAFTS, TOKYO, Japan, 1963. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, side-stitched, 128 pages including 108 pages with tipped-in paper samples, and 10 pages reprinting an abridgement of a Japanese illustrated classic about paper-making by hand.

    CONTAINS 108 JAPANESE HANDMADE PAPER SPECIMENS, each 3.5x3.5 inches (8.75x8.75 cm) and tipped-in on its own page.

    Condition: Ex-Library, with a shelving label on the front cover, a library stamp on the title page that has a "DISCARD" overstamp, a small "Reference Stacks" stamp on the title page and last page, a "Not For Circulation" stamp on the rear pastedown, and a library stamp on the top page edges. Ex-Lib aside, a GOOD complete copy; there is a previous owner's name written in ink on the front cover, internally, other than the few library stamps on the first and last page, all the pages are clean and unmarked. All 108 paper samples are present and in great shape (the book probably spent its life safely untouched on the reference shelves!)

    A wonderful resource for that paper maker in your life and/or soul.

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  • JOE D'AMBROSIO Bibliography NINETEEN YEARS AND COUNTING Artists' Book Signed 1/75 by Joe D'Ambrosio JOE D'AMBROSIO Bibliography NINETEEN YEARS AND COUNTING Artists' Book Signed 1/75
    Joe D'Ambrosio

    JOE D'AMBROSIO - NINETEEN YEARS AND COUNTING, A RETROSPECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1969-1988.

    ARTIST'S BOOK by JOE D'AMBROSIO, Book Designer, Book Binder, Fine-Printer, Artist.

    Self-published and self-made artist's book. First edition and only edition, 1989. Limited to 75 numbered copies and 10 artist proofs. This is copy #41. SIGNED and NUMBERED by D'Ambrosio on the title-page.

    FINE and UNIQUE binding, the covers are marbled paper covered boards with a hinged leather spine and a burnished copper plate overlaid on the front; the dustjacket is gray denim cloth with marbled-paper trim; the endpapers are handmade marbled paper. An extraordinary binding.

    The book is 6x9 inches and has 129 pages plus the Colophon page.

    There are 60 mounted color photographs illustrating D'Ambrosio's fine…

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    JOE D'AMBROSIO - NINETEEN YEARS AND COUNTING, A RETROSPECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1969-1988.

    ARTIST'S BOOK by JOE D'AMBROSIO, Book Designer, Book Binder, Fine-Printer, Artist.

    Self-published and self-made artist's book. First edition and only edition, 1989. Limited to 75 numbered copies and 10 artist proofs. This is copy #41. SIGNED and NUMBERED by D'Ambrosio on the title-page.

    FINE and UNIQUE binding, the covers are marbled paper covered boards with a hinged leather spine and a burnished copper plate overlaid on the front; the dustjacket is gray denim cloth with marbled-paper trim; the endpapers are handmade marbled paper. An extraordinary binding.

    The book is 6x9 inches and has 129 pages plus the Colophon page.

    There are 60 mounted color photographs illustrating D'Ambrosio's fine printing works, books and broadsides, which he produced from 1969-1988.

    Condition: FINE book in NEAR FINE dustjacket that has light signs of edge and corner wear. A lovely copy.

    Joe d'Ambrosio, b.1934 d.2009, was a fine-printer and book artist who first began designing unusual printed items in Chicago in 1969.

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  • The VOLLBEHR INCUNABULA and the BOOK OF BOOKS with FINELY PRINTED PAGES reproduced from the GUTENBERG BIBLE with ILLUMINATED INITIALS by Frederick Ashley, Librarian of the Library of Congress The VOLLBEHR INCUNABULA and the BOOK OF BOOKS with FINELY PRINTED PAGES reproduced from the GUTENBERG BIBLE with ILLUMINATED INITIALS
    Frederick Ashley, Librarian of the Library of Congress

    The VOLLBEHR INCUNABULA and the BOOK OF BOOKS. Contains SEVEN FOLIO LEAVES (14 pages) of FINELY PRINTED PAGES REPRODUCED FROM THE GUTENBERG BIBLE. The pages are printed with HANDMADE ILLUMINATED TITLE LETTERS. The Bible pages are introduced by the transcript of an address by Frederick Ashley, Chief Assistant Librarian of the Library of Congress, that was given before the Eleventh National Conference on Printing Education held in the Library of Congress; and with some b&w photographs including one of Doctor Otto Vollbehr examining his copy of the Gutenberg Bible. The caption below the photo reads: "Collector of the three thousand volumes of fifteenth-century printing purchased by the United States Government for the Library of Congress at a cost of one…

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    The VOLLBEHR INCUNABULA and the BOOK OF BOOKS. Contains SEVEN FOLIO LEAVES (14 pages) of FINELY PRINTED PAGES REPRODUCED FROM THE GUTENBERG BIBLE. The pages are printed with HANDMADE ILLUMINATED TITLE LETTERS. The Bible pages are introduced by the transcript of an address by Frederick Ashley, Chief Assistant Librarian of the Library of Congress, that was given before the Eleventh National Conference on Printing Education held in the Library of Congress; and with some b&w photographs including one of Doctor Otto Vollbehr examining his copy of the Gutenberg Bible. The caption below the photo reads: "Collector of the three thousand volumes of fifteenth-century printing purchased by the United States Government for the Library of Congress at a cost of one million five hundred thousand dollars [approx. $33 million in today's money]".

    Published by the Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 1932. LIMITED to only 420 copies, this being copy #73. Folio, 10.5x13 inches, 24 unnumbered pages (12 leaves). Comes with its original slipcase

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "Designed and printed by George Henry Carter...to the number of four hundred and twenty copies...impressed on handmade paper with Cloister types in two columns of forty-two lines each and illuminated with handmade initial letters similar to the Gutenberg Bible in the Library of Congress of the United States of America MCMXXXII".

    VERY GOOD condition, age toning to the covers as normal, internally lovely. A solid, very presentable copy. The original slipcase is in rather poor condition, it is missing a piece on the top edge, has clear tape repairs / reinforcement on all sides, and is soiled; nonetheless the slipcase is original with its paper title label on the spine and it continues to protect the document well.

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  • TYPOGRAPHEUM - Essays, Mainly Historical, on PRINTERS AND PRINTING Ltd Ed. 1/115 by R. T. Risk TYPOGRAPHEUM - Essays, Mainly Historical, on PRINTERS AND PRINTING Ltd Ed. 1/115
    R. T. Risk

    TYPOGRAPHEUM - Being Essays, Mainly Historical, on Printers and Printing, and Including a Remembrance of a Bookseller, Along With a Personal Narrative, by R. T. RISK.

    LIMITED EDITION of 115 copies Published and Printed by R. T. Risk at his Typographeum Bookshop, Francestown, New Hampshire, 1997.

    From the Publisher/Author: "Included here is an essay about what it may have been like to be a printer in the 15th Century. It describes how a printing shop was run and what problems had to be dealt with. Two more essays are about Nicolaus Jenson and Aldus Manutius, printers who worked at Venice during the same period. Then there is a chapter of an autobiography, about the author's first years in Francestown. And…

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    TYPOGRAPHEUM - Being Essays, Mainly Historical, on Printers and Printing, and Including a Remembrance of a Bookseller, Along With a Personal Narrative, by R. T. RISK.

    LIMITED EDITION of 115 copies Published and Printed by R. T. Risk at his Typographeum Bookshop, Francestown, New Hampshire, 1997.

    From the Publisher/Author: "Included here is an essay about what it may have been like to be a printer in the 15th Century. It describes how a printing shop was run and what problems had to be dealt with. Two more essays are about Nicolaus Jenson and Aldus Manutius, printers who worked at Venice during the same period. Then there is a chapter of an autobiography, about the author's first years in Francestown. And finally there is a reminiscence of David Low, a bookseller and friend."

    Includes essays on printing in the 15th century, including notes on the Venetian printers Nicolaus Jenson and Aldus Manutius. The book also includes autobiographical sections on the author/printer R.T. Rusk, his colleagues, and his shop in Francestown, New Hampshire.

    Hardcovers, no dustjacket as issued, 6.5x9.5 inches, 43 pages.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • GUTENBERG and the BOOK OF BOOKS with ILLUMINATED PAGES & BIBLE PSALM Facsimiles - includes a Listing of Known Copies of the Gutenberg Bible by Henry Lewis Johnson GUTENBERG and the BOOK OF BOOKS with ILLUMINATED PAGES & BIBLE PSALM Facsimiles - includes a Listing of Known Copies of the Gutenberg Bible
    Henry Lewis Johnson

    GUTENBERG AND THE BOOK OF BOOKS with Biographical Notes, Reproductions of Specimen Pages and a Listing of Known Copies. By Henry Lewis Johnson.

    NEW YORK: William Edwin Rudge, MCMXXXII (1932). This is the scarce FOLIO SIZE 1932 edition published by RUDGE, with all its plates intact. It includes the separate folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible of Psalm 23: "This folder contains a facsimile of a page of the Gutenberg Bible including the Twenty-Third Psalm, suitable for framing".

    Hardcover folio book with four called for reproductions, a paper folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, and an original card clamshell case that houses them both. The reproductions of ILLUMINATED PAGES and the FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION…

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    GUTENBERG AND THE BOOK OF BOOKS with Biographical Notes, Reproductions of Specimen Pages and a Listing of Known Copies. By Henry Lewis Johnson.

    NEW YORK: William Edwin Rudge, MCMXXXII (1932). This is the scarce FOLIO SIZE 1932 edition published by RUDGE, with all its plates intact. It includes the separate folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible of Psalm 23: "This folder contains a facsimile of a page of the Gutenberg Bible including the Twenty-Third Psalm, suitable for framing".

    Hardcover folio book with four called for reproductions, a paper folder with a facsimile leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, and an original card clamshell case that houses them both. The reproductions of ILLUMINATED PAGES and the FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION from the Gutenberg Bible are GORGEOUS.

    Condition: NEAR FINE BOOK, light age toning to the page edges, otherwise sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The book's plates are beautiful and each is protected with a tissue guard. The separate paper folder has some toning and light soiling, the facsimile leaf it holds is bright, clean and lovely, and would look great mounted and/or framed. The original cardboard case holding both items is well-worn, with some staining, scratches, and tearing; nonetheless it is still doing its job of protecting the treasure within.

    Rare with ALL FOUR PLATES and the separate FACSIMILE OF PSALM 23 all present.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This large format and rather heavy

    book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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  • 50++ FINE-PRINTING BROADSIDES, FOLIOS, BOOKLETS & Miscellaneous by Various Sacramento Area Small Press Printers 50++ FINE-PRINTING BROADSIDES, FOLIOS, BOOKLETS & Miscellaneous by Various Sacramento Area Small Press Printers

    ARCHIVE of 50+ Small-Press, Fine-Printing Broadsides, Folios, Booklets, etc. All were printed by various Sacramento region small-press printers as keepsakes for the Sacramento Book Collectors Club. They are from the 1980s and 1990s.

    Includes 22 single sheet broadsides, 20 single-fold printings, 8 booklets, plus a scattering of bookmarks, some unusual book art type keepsakes, and other items related to the S.B.C.C.

    Printers include: Tall Tree Press, Mt. Tam Press, Haunted C&P Press, El Pavo Press, Sylvan Oaks Press, Vince Lozito, Ounce Press, Har-Ma Press, Fractured Press, Press Off Winding Way, Tamalpais Press, Mockingbird Press, Stalwart Sloth Press, John Ohlson, Fred Gunsky, and a few that were probably missed.

    The items are all in VERY GOOD to FINE condition. A lovely…

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    ARCHIVE of 50+ Small-Press, Fine-Printing Broadsides, Folios, Booklets, etc. All were printed by various Sacramento region small-press printers as keepsakes for the Sacramento Book Collectors Club. They are from the 1980s and 1990s.

    Includes 22 single sheet broadsides, 20 single-fold printings, 8 booklets, plus a scattering of bookmarks, some unusual book art type keepsakes, and other items related to the S.B.C.C.

    Printers include: Tall Tree Press, Mt. Tam Press, Haunted C&P Press, El Pavo Press, Sylvan Oaks Press, Vince Lozito, Ounce Press, Har-Ma Press, Fractured Press, Press Off Winding Way, Tamalpais Press, Mockingbird Press, Stalwart Sloth Press, John Ohlson, Fred Gunsky, and a few that were probably missed.

    The items are all in VERY GOOD to FINE condition. A lovely group of small-press limited printings. Perfect for the lover of printing in your life or soul.

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  • SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB 50TH ANNIVERSARY PORTFOLIO + CLUB HISTORIES + More SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB 50TH ANNIVERSARY PORTFOLIO + CLUB HISTORIES + More

    A PORTFOLIO w/ 14 Folios by 14 Small-Press Printers.

    CLUB HISTORIES.

    INCORPORATION & BY-LAWS.

    (1) A PORTFOLIO for THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB. Printed for THE SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB, 1989. LIMITED EDITION of only 125 COPIES.

    Hardcover portfolio case holding 14 loose single-fold FOLIOS printed by 14 SMALL-PRESS PRINTERS from the Sacramento region. The folios describe libraries in the Sacramento, Yolo and San Joaquin counties.

    "Each of the folios in this set recognizes a library in the region, describing the library and telling some of its history, and features one or two interesting books from its collections. Each folio was designed and printed by a club member who uses letterpress methods and is the proprietor…

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    A PORTFOLIO w/ 14 Folios by 14 Small-Press Printers.

    CLUB HISTORIES.

    INCORPORATION & BY-LAWS.

    (1) A PORTFOLIO for THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB. Printed for THE SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB, 1989. LIMITED EDITION of only 125 COPIES.

    Hardcover portfolio case holding 14 loose single-fold FOLIOS printed by 14 SMALL-PRESS PRINTERS from the Sacramento region. The folios describe libraries in the Sacramento, Yolo and San Joaquin counties.

    "Each of the folios in this set recognizes a library in the region, describing the library and telling some of its history, and features one or two interesting books from its collections. Each folio was designed and printed by a club member who uses letterpress methods and is the proprietor of, or has access to, a private press."

    (2) IN THE BEGINNING - The Early Years of the Sacramento Book Collectors Club, by Allan R. Otley. Wrappers, sewn bound, 14 pages. Printed by the Amaranth Press in an edition of 400 copies as a keepsake for the S.B.C.C.,1979. FINE condition.

    (3) THE FIRST HALF CENTURY - The Sacramento Book Collectors Club 1939-1989; with a bibliography of the club's publications. Softcovers, 68 pages. Printed in an edition of 250 copies for the S.B.C.C., 1989. Fine Condition.

    (4) THE SIXTH DECADE - The Sacramento Book Collectors Club 1989-1999, by Vincent J. Lozito. Booklet, 15 pages. Printed by the Haunted C & P Press, 2000. FINE condition.

    (5) Sacramento Book Collectors Club Constitution, By-Laws & Articles of Incorporation, with a list of publications. Booklet, 1968; and another for 1977. Both are in FINE condition.

    PLUS an assortment of other small-press items related to the S.B.C.C.

    Everything is in VERY GOOD to FINE condition.

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  • NEGRO CIVIL RIGHTS IN CALIFORNIA 1850 Small Press Fine-Printing Keepsake 1969 - Two Copy Lot by David L. Snyder NEGRO CIVIL RIGHTS IN CALIFORNIA 1850 Small Press Fine-Printing Keepsake 1969 - Two Copy Lot
    David L. Snyder

    This is for TWO COPIES (buyer gets both copies) of:

    NEGRO CIVIL RIGHTS IN CALIFORNIA: 1850, by David L. Snyder.

    Keepsake printed by Roger Levenson at the TAMALPAIS PRESS for the members of the Sacramento Book Collectors Club 1969. Small-press fine-printing,"Special Publication No. 10", limited to only 300 copies.

    Fine-printing pamphlet, white rag paper covers, red title lettering, side-stapled, 7x10 inches, 12 pages.

    A brief history and vivid example of the limited legal rights of Negroes in California to testify against white men. This situation lasted until the testimony law was repealed in 1863. Included in this keepsake is a holograph reproduction of the 1850 sworn testimony of Sarah Carroll who claimed that William H. Potter stole jewelry…

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    This is for TWO COPIES (buyer gets both copies) of:

    NEGRO CIVIL RIGHTS IN CALIFORNIA: 1850, by David L. Snyder.

    Keepsake printed by Roger Levenson at the TAMALPAIS PRESS for the members of the Sacramento Book Collectors Club 1969. Small-press fine-printing,"Special Publication No. 10", limited to only 300 copies.

    Fine-printing pamphlet, white rag paper covers, red title lettering, side-stapled, 7x10 inches, 12 pages.

    A brief history and vivid example of the limited legal rights of Negroes in California to testify against white men. This situation lasted until the testimony law was repealed in 1863. Included in this keepsake is a holograph reproduction of the 1850 sworn testimony of Sarah Carroll who claimed that William H. Potter stole jewelry and money from her. The keepsake also has a transcript of her testimony, as well as the results of her testimony (William Potter was arrested). Sarah Carroll was a brave woman.

    Both keepsakes are in VERY GOOD or better condition, one has some light creasing to its top edge, else tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    About this keepsake (from WorldCat):

    *******Sarah Carroll, a "free woman of color" brought a complaint against W.H. Potter on the charge of grand larceny for the theft of $700 and other articles of value. The documents of the case appear in this publication in both type and facsimile.******

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  • 1939 SHAMROCK OVER IRELAND! Folding Broadside by ANSEL ADAMS for ALBERT BENDER by Katharine Tynan / Ansel Adams 1939 SHAMROCK OVER IRELAND! Folding Broadside by ANSEL ADAMS for ALBERT BENDER
    Katharine Tynan / Ansel Adams

    SHAMROCK OVER IRELAND! from the "Shamrock Song" by Katharine Tynan.

    "Made for ALBERT M. BENDER by ANSEL ADAMS / Saint Patrick's Day - March seventeenth nineteen thirty-nine".

    Fold-open broadside, folded measures 9.5x12.5 inches oblong, folds open to show two inner panels, the entire sheet can fold open to show all 4 front facing panels, the backside is blank. Folded open the sheet measures 19 x 25 inches.

    The broadside was made by ANSEL ADAMS for his friend and patron, ALBERT M. BENDER. Printed by Johnck & Seeger, Printers, San Francisco, as stated on the bottom corner of the rear panel of the folded broadside.

    FAIR PLUS condition: there is creasing around the center fold, corners and edges; the rear…

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    SHAMROCK OVER IRELAND! from the "Shamrock Song" by Katharine Tynan.

    "Made for ALBERT M. BENDER by ANSEL ADAMS / Saint Patrick's Day - March seventeenth nineteen thirty-nine".

    Fold-open broadside, folded measures 9.5x12.5 inches oblong, folds open to show two inner panels, the entire sheet can fold open to show all 4 front facing panels, the backside is blank. Folded open the sheet measures 19 x 25 inches.

    The broadside was made by ANSEL ADAMS for his friend and patron, ALBERT M. BENDER. Printed by Johnck & Seeger, Printers, San Francisco, as stated on the bottom corner of the rear panel of the folded broadside.

    FAIR PLUS condition: there is creasing around the center fold, corners and edges; the rear panel (when folded) has a 1 inch closed tear to the bottom edge where the printer's information is printed; there is light soiling here and there; still a solid and bright copy. The folded broadside came in a plain heavy stock envelope, which remains in good condition.

    Rare ANSEL ADAMS / ALBERT M. BENDER item. OCLC notes only six copies held worldwide, including ones at Trinity College Dublin, the National Library of Ireland, Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, and the Huntington Library.

    About ALBERT M. BENDER (from Wikipedia):

    ******Albert Maurice Bender (born Dublin 1866 died San Francisco 1941) was a German-Irish-American art collector who was one of the leading patrons of the arts in San Francisco in the 1920s and 1930s. HE PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN THE EARLY CAREER OF ANSEL ADAMS and was one of Diego Rivera's first American patrons. By providing financial assistance to artists, writers, and institutions, he had a significant impact on the cultural development of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

    A lover of literature from an early age, Bender began collecting rare books and helped create the Book Club of California in 1912. Inspired by his cousin Anne Bremer, a professional artist, Bender began collecting art,

    Bender enjoyed giving things away even more than he liked acquiring them, and he became a prolific donor to Bay Area museums and libraries. Beginning in 1932 he donated 260 pieces of art to the National Museum of Ireland in memory of his mother. He gave important collections of rare books and fine printing to Mills College, Stanford University, the University of California, and the San Francisco Public Library. Stanford University has a Bender Room in its library.

    Bender helped launch the career of many artists and photographers, including Ansel Adams. He financed the publication of Adams's first portfolio (Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras, 1927) and his first book (Taos Pueblo, with author Mary Hunter Austin, 1930).******

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  • TWO MARCEL PROUST Volumes in SEMET & PLUMELLE FINE-BINDINGS and SLIPCASES w/ EDUOARD HENRI FISCHER Bookplates by Marcel Proust, et al TWO MARCEL PROUST Volumes in SEMET & PLUMELLE FINE-BINDINGS and SLIPCASES w/ EDUOARD HENRI FISCHER Bookplates
    Marcel Proust, et al

    TWO MARCEL PROUST Volumes in SEMET & PLUMELLE FINE-BINDINGS and SLIPCASES w/ EDUOARD HENRI FISCHER Bookplates

    TWO VOLUMES FINELY BOUND by SEMET & PLUMELLE : "LES PLAISIRS ET LES JOURS", by Marcel Proust, 1924, and "HOMMAGE À MARCEL PROUST", by various contributors.

    FINE BINDINGS: Full green levant morocco covered boards, four raised spine bands, red morocco spine labels titled in gilt, gilt decorations to the folded leather on the inner covers, silk endpapers, all edges gilt, 6.5x8.5 inches (16x21 cm), 273 and 319 pages; slipcases with marbled paper exteriors, felt-lined interiors. SEMET & PLUMELLE is "signed" on the bottom edge of the inside front cover of each volume.

    From the collection of the renowned French book collector EDOUARD HENRI FISCHER.…

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    TWO MARCEL PROUST Volumes in SEMET & PLUMELLE FINE-BINDINGS and SLIPCASES w/ EDUOARD HENRI FISCHER Bookplates

    TWO VOLUMES FINELY BOUND by SEMET & PLUMELLE : "LES PLAISIRS ET LES JOURS", by Marcel Proust, 1924, and "HOMMAGE À MARCEL PROUST", by various contributors.

    FINE BINDINGS: Full green levant morocco covered boards, four raised spine bands, red morocco spine labels titled in gilt, gilt decorations to the folded leather on the inner covers, silk endpapers, all edges gilt, 6.5x8.5 inches (16x21 cm), 273 and 319 pages; slipcases with marbled paper exteriors, felt-lined interiors. SEMET & PLUMELLE is "signed" on the bottom edge of the inside front cover of each volume.

    From the collection of the renowned French book collector EDOUARD HENRI FISCHER. His bookplate, designed by Hans Erni, is on a prelim page of each volume.

    Published by Nouvelle Revue Française, Paris, 1924 and 1927. Limited editions, marked number XIV and IX respectively.

    VERY GOOD condition: The spines are lightly sunned and the covers have slight shelf rubs, overall lovely.

    TWO Scarce FINE BINDINGS by SEMET & PLUMELLE.

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  • 1908 CHEMITH PRESS, MINNEAPOLIS - MARY MOULTON CHENEY - FINE PRINTING HAND ILLUMINATED SIGNED & NUMBERED - A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS by Richard Realf 1908 CHEMITH PRESS, MINNEAPOLIS - MARY MOULTON CHENEY - FINE PRINTING HAND ILLUMINATED SIGNED & NUMBERED - A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS
    Richard Realf

    A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS, by Richard REALF. Designed and Printed by Mary Moulton CHENEY.

    MINNEAPOLIS : CHEMITH PRESS, Second Edition, 1908.

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "These lines were designed, lettered, and illuminated at the studio of Mary Moulton Cheney. Printed on a Hand Press, the Chemith Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1906".

    From the Signature / Limitation page: "Of 200 Copies this Book is number 171." SIGNED on the page by MARY MOULTON CHENEY who added in her hand "Second Edition 1908".

    Hand-Illuminated Fine-Printing from the WOMAN OWNED, Minneapolis based, Chemith Press. Original thin card covers with hand printed and hand colored title label on the front, string bound, 11 double leaves with rice paper interleaving,…

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    A FRAGMENT OF THE POEM SYMBOLISMS, by Richard REALF. Designed and Printed by Mary Moulton CHENEY.

    MINNEAPOLIS : CHEMITH PRESS, Second Edition, 1908.

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "These lines were designed, lettered, and illuminated at the studio of Mary Moulton Cheney. Printed on a Hand Press, the Chemith Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1906".

    From the Signature / Limitation page: "Of 200 Copies this Book is number 171." SIGNED on the page by MARY MOULTON CHENEY who added in her hand "Second Edition 1908".

    Hand-Illuminated Fine-Printing from the WOMAN OWNED, Minneapolis based, Chemith Press. Original thin card covers with hand printed and hand colored title label on the front, string bound, 11 double leaves with rice paper interleaving, only the first page of each double leaf is printed and colored. The booklet is complete with its integral ribbon which ties the booklet shut.

    VERY GOOD Condition: The covers are toned, lightly soiled, have some small light stains and signs of handling. Each of the 11 hand illuminated leaves shimmers with colors and glitters with gold and brilliance. A lovely copy.

    This little gem has become nearly impossible to find.

    About MARY MOULTON CHENEY and her CHEMITH PRESS (from Wikipedia):

    ******Mary Moulton Cheney, b.1871 d.1957, was a Minneapolis based artist, designer, publisher and bookbinder associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. In 1897 she opened a printmaking shop with Mary Marsh Smith named The Artcraft Shop: Sign of the Bay Tree. It was one of the first all woman private presses in the United States, making books, pamphlets, and bookplates. In 1902 she expanded into bookbinding and founded The Chemith Press which produced uniquely designed and finely printed books and pamphlets.

    Cheney was also an influential figure in the development of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 1897 she organized the college's first course on design. She went on to become the principal of the college's design department, then the Dean of Women, and finally served as the college's president from 1917 to 1925.******

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  • Original 1934 San Francisco Chinatown CHINESE TYPE SPECIMEN Trade Catalogue BOCK NGAR CHY CO by Bock Ngar Chy Co. Original 1934 San Francisco Chinatown CHINESE TYPE SPECIMEN Trade Catalogue BOCK NGAR CHY CO
    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.

    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, movable type sets, pens, labels, stationary and small promotional items.…

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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.

    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, movable 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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  • 3 Volumes MANUEL TYPOGRAPHIQUE OF PIERRE-SIMON FOURNIER le jeune : Together with Fournier on Typefounding - Type Foundry, Fonts, Hand-Press Printing - ILLUSTRATED by Pierre-Simon Fournier le jeune, et al 3 Volumes MANUEL TYPOGRAPHIQUE OF PIERRE-SIMON FOURNIER le jeune : Together with Fournier on Typefounding - Type Foundry, Fonts, Hand-Press Printing - ILLUSTRATED
    Pierre-Simon Fournier le jeune, et al

    THE MANUEL TYPOGRAPHIQUE of PIERRE-SIMON FOURNIER le jeune : Together with Fournier on Typefounding, an English Translation of the Text, by Harry Carter. In FACSIMILE. With an Introduction and Notes by James Mosley. THREE VOLUMES.

    Published by Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany, 1995. ISBN: 3886070948.

    Three hardcover books, cloth covered boards with paper spine title labels, small 8vo., 4.5x7 inches (11x17.5 cm). Texts in their original French and English. All are ILLUSTRATED with fonts, types, vignettes, etc.

    The three facsimile editions are:

    Manuel Typographique, Volume I, 1764. Illustrated with 16 folding plates plus 60+ pages of various Greek, Roman, and Financial type fonts. Pagination: [3] including frontispiece and title-page, xxxii, 323, [1] Errata, [1] Approbation, [3] Privilege Du Roi,…

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    THE MANUEL TYPOGRAPHIQUE of PIERRE-SIMON FOURNIER le jeune : Together with Fournier on Typefounding, an English Translation of the Text, by Harry Carter. In FACSIMILE. With an Introduction and Notes by James Mosley. THREE VOLUMES.

    Published by Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany, 1995. ISBN: 3886070948.

    Three hardcover books, cloth covered boards with paper spine title labels, small 8vo., 4.5x7 inches (11x17.5 cm). Texts in their original French and English. All are ILLUSTRATED with fonts, types, vignettes, etc.

    The three facsimile editions are:

    Manuel Typographique, Volume I, 1764. Illustrated with 16 folding plates plus 60+ pages of various Greek, Roman, and Financial type fonts. Pagination: [3] including frontispiece and title-page, xxxii, 323, [1] Errata, [1] Approbation, [3] Privilege Du Roi, [16] Folding Plates.

    Manuel Typographique, Volume 2, 1766. Illustrated throughout with many pages of types - alphabetical, musical, financial, vignettes, etc. Pagination: xliv, 306.

    Fournier on Typefounding, 1930. A facsimile of the English translation of Fournier's Maneul Typographique by Harry Carter, accompanied with his extensive commentary. This third volume also includes an Introduction to this 3 volume edition by Harry Mosley, the editor. 496 pages plus 16 unnumbered 2-page plates.

    The Three Volumes are in VERY GOOD condition, Vol. 2 has a some pushing to the covers' spine ends, Vol. 3 has a bend to its upper cover corners that lightly bends the upper corner tips of the inner pages; otherwise all three volumes are tight, bright, sharp, clean and unmarked. A lovely, presentable set.

    This three volume set is very hard-to-find.

    From the Introduction:

    ******The chief object of this edition is to publish for the first time a complete facsimile of Fournier's Manuel Typographique. The first volume of this work gives one of only two detailed accounts of the processes of making printing types that were published during the hand press era, and the second volume includes a comprehensive specimen of the types and ornaments of Fournier's own foundry, most of which he cut himself, and it thus provides a record of one of the most remarkable personal achievements in the history of typefounding. The Manuel Typographique is an exquisite example of rococo typography, and the French text is most appropriately read in the dress that its author designed for it.

    The work by which this facsimile is accompanied. Fournieron Typefounding, Harry Carter's translation into English of the Manuel Typographique, constitutes the only detailed commentary on Fournier's text that has ever been made. It was originally published in a small edition by the Soncino Press, London, in 1930. A reprint, reproducing the original pages on a slightly enlarged scale, was published in 1973 under the imprint of Burt Franklin, for which Carter wrote a new foreword but did not alter his original text of 1930.******

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  • MARTIN STONE - Great BOOK SCOUT (and Rock Guitarist) by PETER HOWARD **SIGNED** 1/200 by Peter B. Howard MARTIN STONE - Great BOOK SCOUT (and Rock Guitarist) by PETER HOWARD **SIGNED** 1/200
    Peter B. Howard

    MARTIN STONE, BOOKSCOUT, by PETER B. HOWARD.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED in pencil by PETER HOWARD on the title page: "for David and Beth / Peter Howard".

    Published by SERENDIPITY BOOKS, Berkeley, 2000. Limited to 200 copies, so stated on the copyright page.

    An essay by the late, renowned bookseller Peter Howard, about his friend, Martin Stone, a rock guitarist and an incredible antiquarian book scout.

    Booklet, softcovers, sewn binding, 7.5x10 inches, 15 pages.

    NEAR FINE Condition: just lightly handled, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Peter Howard, who owned Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California, and was at one time the President of the ABAA, died in 2010. Peter, wherever you are I want you to know that the…

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    MARTIN STONE, BOOKSCOUT, by PETER B. HOWARD.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED in pencil by PETER HOWARD on the title page: "for David and Beth / Peter Howard".

    Published by SERENDIPITY BOOKS, Berkeley, 2000. Limited to 200 copies, so stated on the copyright page.

    An essay by the late, renowned bookseller Peter Howard, about his friend, Martin Stone, a rock guitarist and an incredible antiquarian book scout.

    Booklet, softcovers, sewn binding, 7.5x10 inches, 15 pages.

    NEAR FINE Condition: just lightly handled, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Peter Howard, who owned Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California, and was at one time the President of the ABAA, died in 2010. Peter, wherever you are I want you to know that the Roast Suckling Pig you brought out every two years at the time of the San Francisco ABAA Book Fair was Yummy!

    About MARTIN STONE (from Wikipedia):

    ******Martin Stone (11 December 1946, Woking, Surrey - 9 November 2016, Versailles, France) was an English guitarist and rare book dealer. He was a resident of Fingest in Buckinghamshire and, later, of Paris.

    Educated at Whitgift School, Stone initially wanted to be a journalist and began as a cub reporter on The Croydon Advertiser, interviewing Jimmy Page when he was still a session musician. Stone's passion for the guitar led him to become a musician. His guitar talent was such that he was considered a possible replacement for Brian Jones in the Rolling Stones. Martin Stone played in many groups, including Junior's Blues Band, Stone's Masonry, Almost Presley, The Action, Savoy Brown Blues Band, Mighty Baby, Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers, Southern Comfort, The Pink Fairies, and The 101'ers. His last album, which he called his legacy album is LIVE FROM THE TERMINAL CAFE with Michael Moorcock and the Deep Fix (Cleopatra Records, Autumn 2019).

    Subsequent to his musical efforts Stone achieved international notoriety as a bookscout. He is a major player in John Baxter's memoir A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict. He is the subject of a limited edition book Martin Stone, Bookscout by the California rare bookseller Peter Howard of Serendipity Books. He appeared in the television documentary Without Walls: The Cardinal And The Corpse (Iain Sinclair / Chris Petit 1992). He is also known to be the basis for the character Nicholas Lane in Sinclair's novel White Chappell, Scarlett Tracings (1987).

    Stone was married in 1980 to Ruth Bullock and their daughter is the actress Sophie Leigh Stone.******

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  • EIGHT TYPOGRAPHY & PRINTING SPECIMEN BOOK CATALOGS from EXTINCT TYPE FOUNDRIES & PRESSES Fully Illustrated EIGHT TYPOGRAPHY & PRINTING SPECIMEN BOOK CATALOGS from EXTINCT TYPE FOUNDRIES & PRESSES Fully Illustrated

    EIGHT TYPOGRAPHY and PRINTING SPECIMEN BOOK CATALOGS:

    * BARNHARTS STOCK CUT CATALOGUE. Published by BARNHART TYPE FOUNDRY, New York, c.1909. Softcovers, 9x12 inches, 199 [7] pages. Profusely ILLUSTRATED with over 2,300 antique ELECTROTYPE CUTS from the mid 19th century to Art Nouveau. GOOD MINUS condition, toning and some creasing to the covers, shorelining / light staining to the upper front corner area of the inner pages, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    * PREFERRED TYPE FACES. Published by BARNHART BROTHERS & SPINDLER, Chicago, c.1915. Hardcovers, 9x12 inches oblong, 172 pages. Fully ILLUSTRATED with type fonts, decorations, image cuts, etc. GOOD condition, light spotting to the spine and rear cover, some wear to the cover corner tips and edges, inner pages…

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    EIGHT TYPOGRAPHY and PRINTING SPECIMEN BOOK CATALOGS:

    * BARNHARTS STOCK CUT CATALOGUE. Published by BARNHART TYPE FOUNDRY, New York, c.1909. Softcovers, 9x12 inches, 199 [7] pages. Profusely ILLUSTRATED with over 2,300 antique ELECTROTYPE CUTS from the mid 19th century to Art Nouveau. GOOD MINUS condition, toning and some creasing to the covers, shorelining / light staining to the upper front corner area of the inner pages, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    * PREFERRED TYPE FACES. Published by BARNHART BROTHERS & SPINDLER, Chicago, c.1915. Hardcovers, 9x12 inches oblong, 172 pages. Fully ILLUSTRATED with type fonts, decorations, image cuts, etc. GOOD condition, light spotting to the spine and rear cover, some wear to the cover corner tips and edges, inner pages have a smudge here and there, and a piece of a label is still stuck to the front free-endpaper, overall the pages are bright and clean. A nice copy.

    * CASLON BOLD - BODY AND JOB TYPE. CASLON FONT SPECIMENS CATALOG. Caslon was a new font introduced in 1905. Published by KEYSTONE TYPE FOUNDRY, 1906. Softcovers, string bound, 8x12 inches oblong, 30 pages plus some mini pages tipped-in. ILLUSTRATED throughout. GOOD condition, a vertical crease where the catalog was once folded, and some creases here and there, still solid, clean and complete.

    * KEYSTONE SPECIMEN BOOK OF DISPLAY FACES. Published by KEYSTONE TYPE FOUNDRY, c.1915. Wrappers, inner pages staple bound, 9x12 inches,182 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout. GOOD condition, the spine covering is peeling, the front and rear covers have some soiling, the inner pages are bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    * BORDERS - KEYSTONE TYPE FOUNDRY SPECIMEN CATALOG. Published by KEYSTONE TYPE FOUNDRY, undated. Wrappers, inner pages staple bound, 9x12 inches, 42 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout. FAIR condition, the wrappers have separated from the text block, are tape reinforced at the spine, and have creases and chips; internally the pages are toned and have a slight crease at the upper corner, otherwise they remain bright, clean and clear. Nice text block in worn and disbound wrappers.

    * BRASS RULES SPECIMEN CATALOG. "HANSEN'S BRASS RULES: Graytone Rules, High Art Rules, Halftone Rules, Labor-Saving Rules, Head Rules, Column Rules, Odd Designs, Circles, Ovals, Diamonds, Dashes, Braces, Brass Corners, etc. Greatest Variety and Most Exclusive Designs Ever Produced." Published by H. C. HANSEN TYPE FOUNDRY, Boston, c.1916. Wrappers, 9x12 inches, 80 pages. ILLUSTRATED. GOOD condition, somewhat shaky binding, light toning, inner pages are bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    * ELECTROTYPE STOCK CUTS CATALOG. Published by CALIFORNIA ELECTROTYPE & STEREOTYPE CO., Los Angeles, c.1934. Wrappers, side stapled, 9x12 inches, 100 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout. FAIR condition, the wrappers are well worn with chips, creases and tears, and have clear tape reinforcement / repair to the spine fold and edges; internally the pages are toned at the margins and have corner creases; nonetheless a complete catalog with pages and images that are bright and clear. A worn but complete copy.

    * PROCESS PRINTING SAMPLE SHEETS / MACHINE TYPE FACES, RULES, BORDERS / HOW TO BUY PRINTING PROFITABLY. Three Works Bound In One. Published by PACE PRESS, and the Employing Printers Association, New York, 1927. FINELY BOUND for "S. R. Stratton", whose name is imprinted at the bottom of the front cover. Faux leather covers, intricate blind embossing and a gilt image on the front cover, gilt page edges, vinyl endpapers embossed with floral designs, 9x12 inches. First two works are SPECIMEN CATALOGS, unpaginated, fully ILLUSTRATED. The third work has 134 pages of text. VERY GOOD condition, some scrapes and rubs to the covers, pages show light signs of handling and use, overall tight, bright and clean. A nice copy.

    BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This lot is heavy and will require additional shipping charges.

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  • 1768 HOGARTH MORALIZED in RIVIERE & SON FINE MOROCCO BINDING w/ 78 ENGRAVINGS by [John Tusler] 1768 HOGARTH MORALIZED in RIVIERE & SON FINE MOROCCO BINDING w/ 78 ENGRAVINGS
    [John Tusler]

    HOGARTH MORALIZED - Being A COMPLETE EDITION of HOGARTH'S WORKS. Containing near Fourscore COPPER PLATES, and most elegantly engraved...[John Tusler]

    LONDON: Sold by S. Hooper...and Mrs. Hogarth at her House in Leicester Fields, MDCCLXVII (1768).

    FINE BINDING by RIVIERE & SON, with its imprint along the bottom dentelle of the inside front cover (impossible to read or find without a magnifier but beautiful once seen magnified). The binding is later, likely late 19th or early 20th century. FULL RED MOROCCO LEATHER, five spine bands, gilt spine titles, 6x8.75 inches (15x22.5 cm), dentelles on the inside front and rear covers. Pagination: [some prelim leaves, including frontispiece, engraved title, title page], viii, 212, v, [3] pages.

    ILLUSTRATED with 78 PLATES by HOGARTH.…

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    HOGARTH MORALIZED - Being A COMPLETE EDITION of HOGARTH'S WORKS. Containing near Fourscore COPPER PLATES, and most elegantly engraved...[John Tusler]

    LONDON: Sold by S. Hooper...and Mrs. Hogarth at her House in Leicester Fields, MDCCLXVII (1768).

    FINE BINDING by RIVIERE & SON, with its imprint along the bottom dentelle of the inside front cover (impossible to read or find without a magnifier but beautiful once seen magnified). The binding is later, likely late 19th or early 20th century. FULL RED MOROCCO LEATHER, five spine bands, gilt spine titles, 6x8.75 inches (15x22.5 cm), dentelles on the inside front and rear covers. Pagination: [some prelim leaves, including frontispiece, engraved title, title page], viii, 212, v, [3] pages.

    ILLUSTRATED with 78 PLATES by HOGARTH. There is an Index of the plates at the rear.

    VERY GOOD condition, The covers have a little scuffing to the spine folds but are simply lovely with gorgeous dentelle decoration. The 1768 work bound within has just slight age toning and soiling to the page edges, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy, in a gorgeous fine binding.

    About RIVIERE BOOKBINDERY (from a British Museum website):

    ******In 1829, Robert Riviere set up in business in Bath as a bookseller and later bookbinder. In 1840 he moved to London where the firm did business at a series of addresses. His grandson Percival Calkin became a partner in 1881, and the firm's name was changed to Riviere & Son. Percival's younger brother, Arthur, became a partner in 1889 and Arthur's son Stuart Riviere Calkin entered the business in 1908 and was with the firm when it closed in 1939.******

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  • THE ASHENDENE PRESS, by Colin Franklin SIGNED & INSCRIBED Bridwell Library SMU 1996 by Colin Franklin THE ASHENDENE PRESS, by Colin Franklin SIGNED & INSCRIBED Bridwell Library SMU 1996
    Colin Franklin

    THE ASHENDENE PRESS, by Colin Franklin.

    Published by the Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1986. First Edition, limited to 750 copies as stated on the Colophon page (the last page).

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by COLIN FRANKLIN on the half title page: "For Alan / in a delightful visit to Sea Ranch & the presence of his marvelous book treasury / from Colin / February 1991".

    Hardcovers, half cloth, patterned paper boards, paper spine label. 8x11.5 inches (20x29 cm), xiv, 256 pages. Printed by W. Thomas Taylor.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

    About THE ASHENDENE PRESS (from Wikipedia):

    ******The Ashendene Press was a small private press founded by St John Hornby, b.1867 d.1946.…

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    THE ASHENDENE PRESS, by Colin Franklin.

    Published by the Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1986. First Edition, limited to 750 copies as stated on the Colophon page (the last page).

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by COLIN FRANKLIN on the half title page: "For Alan / in a delightful visit to Sea Ranch & the presence of his marvelous book treasury / from Colin / February 1991".

    Hardcovers, half cloth, patterned paper boards, paper spine label. 8x11.5 inches (20x29 cm), xiv, 256 pages. Printed by W. Thomas Taylor.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

    About THE ASHENDENE PRESS (from Wikipedia):

    ******The Ashendene Press was a small private press founded by St John Hornby, b.1867 d.1946. It operated from 1895 to 1915 in Chelsea, London and was revived after the war in 1920. The press closed in 1935. Its peers included the Kelmscott Press and the Doves Press. These three presses were part of a "revival of fine printing" that focused on treating bookmaking as fine art. The Ashendene Press was famous for producing high quality works by Dante. Ashendene books were carefully printed with large margins, and despite their lack of extravagant decoration, they were considered spectacular works of art. Two original typefaces were created for the Ashendene Press: Subiaco and Ptolemy. The Press was also known for handwritten, colored initials by Graily Hewitt. The Press' main customers were fine book collectors.******

    About COLIN FRANKLIN (from Wikipedia):

    ******Colin Ellis Franklin, FSA, b.1923 d.2020, was an English writer, bibliographer, book-collector and antiquarian bookseller. He was born in Notting Hill, London. He worked for some years in publishing, at Routledge in London, before moving into antiquarian bookselling. He specialized in the study of private presses and the book arts, but also wrote on Shakespeare, Japanese books and prints, Lord Chesterfield, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and on printing techniques and media. He was Honorary President of the Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles, Patron to the Oundle School Society of Bibliophiles, and President of the Private Libraries Association and the Double Crown Club.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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  • MARY MOULTON CHENEY (Chemith Press) - ILLUMINATED & SIGNED - CHAPTER THIRTEEN of the FIRST EPISTLE to the CORINTHIANS WRITTEN by PAUL the APOSTLE by MARY MOULTON CHENEY MARY MOULTON CHENEY (Chemith Press) - ILLUMINATED & SIGNED - CHAPTER THIRTEEN of the FIRST EPISTLE to the CORINTHIANS WRITTEN by PAUL the APOSTLE
    MARY MOULTON CHENEY

    CHAPTER THIRTEEN of the FIRST EPISTLE to the CORINTHIANS WRITTEN by PAUL the APOSTLE.

    FINE PRINTING, DESIGNED, ILLUMINATED and PUBLISHED by MARY MOULTON CHENEY, [Chemith Press], Minneapolis, MCMIII (1903).

    HAND SIGNED by MARY MOULTON CHENEY on the limitation page. One of only 500 copies: "This Book is number 137 of 500 copies which have been made".

    Hardcovers, cloth covered boards with a color illustration by Mary Moulton Cheney on both the front and rear cover, 5.25x9.5 inches, 14 pages (7 leaves) printed on heavy stock watermarked paper (Strathmore). Each page is beautifully HAND ILLUMINATED with GOLD, GREEN, RED and BLACK. The colors are brilliant and the gold glitters.

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "This book was printed by…

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    CHAPTER THIRTEEN of the FIRST EPISTLE to the CORINTHIANS WRITTEN by PAUL the APOSTLE.

    FINE PRINTING, DESIGNED, ILLUMINATED and PUBLISHED by MARY MOULTON CHENEY, [Chemith Press], Minneapolis, MCMIII (1903).

    HAND SIGNED by MARY MOULTON CHENEY on the limitation page. One of only 500 copies: "This Book is number 137 of 500 copies which have been made".

    Hardcovers, cloth covered boards with a color illustration by Mary Moulton Cheney on both the front and rear cover, 5.25x9.5 inches, 14 pages (7 leaves) printed on heavy stock watermarked paper (Strathmore). Each page is beautifully HAND ILLUMINATED with GOLD, GREEN, RED and BLACK. The colors are brilliant and the gold glitters.

    From the Colophon page (the last page): "This book was printed by Hahn and Harmon, bound by A. J. Dahl & Co., published by Mary Moulton Cheney at Minneapolis, Minnesota". The illuminations and designs are by Cheney, her printed initials "M. M. Cheney" are on the covers and the Colophon page.

    VERY GOOD Condition: The covers are toned, lightly soiled, have a few spots, and have slight wear at the corner tips and spine ends, but are solid and attractive; the inner pages are lightly toned, are cracked at the hinge at one or two places but holding well, the illuminated pages are BRILLIANT!

    A gem with gorgeous illumination by Mary Moulton Cheney.

    About MARY MOULTON CHENEY and her CHEMITH PRESS(from Wikipedia):

    ******Mary Moulton Cheney, b.1871 d.1957, was a Minneapolis based artist, designer, publisher and bookbinder associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. In 1897 she opened a printmaking shop with Mary Marsh Smith named The Artcraft Shop: Sign of the Bay Tree. It was one of the first all woman private presses in the United States, making books, pamphlets, and bookplates. In 1902 she expanded into bookbinding and founded The Chemith Press which produced uniquely designed and finely printed books and pamphlets.

    Cheney was also an influential figure in the development of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 1897 she organized the college's first course on design. She went on to become the principal of the college's design department, then the Dean of Women, and finally served as the college's president from 1917 to 1925.******

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