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Donald Swann's Alphabetaphon

By SWANN, Donald

London: Albert House Press, 1987. Softcover. Fine. First edition. Illustrations by Natasha Etheridge. Oblong quarto. Spiral bound illustrated card wrappers. Slight age-toning on the wrappers else about fine. Uncommon.

$200.00

John Ashbery: A Comprehensive Bibliography including his Art Criticism, and with Selected Notes from Unpublished Materials
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John Ashbery: A Comprehensive Bibliography including his Art Criticism, and with Selected Notes from Unpublished Materials

By KERMANI, David K.

New York: Garland Publishing, Inc, 1976. Hardcover. Fine. First edition. Foreword by John Ashbery. Octavo. 244pp. Illustrated. Red cloth titled in black. Foxing on top of the page edges, else fine, issued without dustwrapper. Signed by John Ashbery on the titlepage. Surprisingly scarce title, seldom found signed by the subject.

$300.00

The Art of Botanical Illustration
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The Art of Botanical Illustration

By BLUNT, Wilfrid

New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons and William Collins Sons & Co, 1951. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition (American issue, with American price and English price clipped away). Foxing on page edges and first and last few leaves, thus near fine in attractive very good or a little better dustwrapper with a few very small stains on the spine.

$65.00

The Illustrated Letter

By HAMILTON, Charles

New York: Universe Books, 1987. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Quarto. Illustrated. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with a short tear and subtle sunning at the spine.

$20.00

The Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover, Virginia 1709-1712

By BYRD, William

Richmond, Virginia: The Dietz Press, Publishers, 1941. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Edited by Louis B. Wright. Some foxing on the boards, near fine in slightly spine-sunned near fine dustwrapper with a couple of very faint stains.

$45.00

Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture
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Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture

By BASBANES, Nicholas A.

(New York ): HarperCollins Publishers, 2001. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Octavo. 636pp. Illustrated from black and white photographs. Fine in a very slightly faded else fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author.

$30.00

A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books
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A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books

By BASBANES, Nicholas

New York: Henry Holt, 1995. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Second printing. Large thick octavo. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Long and warm Inscription by the author. Excellent book on book collectors and collecting including an historic overview, with interviews and profiles of modern collectors.

$50.00

The Phoenix Book Shop: A Nest of Memories
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The Phoenix Book Shop: A Nest of Memories

By ASHBERY, John, Amiri Baraka, James Broughton, Joseph Brodsky, Marshall Clements, Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, Denise Levertov, Michael McClure, James Purdy, Ed Sanders, Diane Wakoski, John Wieners, Bob Wilson

Candia, New Hampshire: John LeBow, 1997. Softcover. Fine. First edition. Edited by Bob Wilson, Kenneth Doubrava, and John LeBow. Octavo. 42, [1]pp. Stitched printed wrappers. A few light spots of foxing on the foredge and on a couple of pages, else fine. Copy number 89 of 200 numbered copies Signed by Wilson, di Prima, McClure, and Baraka.

$75.00

A Century of Fiction by American Negroes 1853-1952
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A Century of Fiction by American Negroes 1853-1952

By WHITEMAN, Maxwell

[Philadelphia?]: Albert Saifer, 1974. Hardcover. Near Fine. Third printing. Octavo. 64pp. Very slight erosion on the cloth else near fine without dustwrapper, as issued. An important early reference by a Philadelphia scholar who made a good first attempt to identify novels by African-American authors. Despite subsequent discoveries, it is still considered a basic reference on the subject.

$25.00

En Route: An Autobiographical Olio
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En Route: An Autobiographical Olio

By WOLF, Ben

Bryn Mawr: Privately Printed, 2012. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Octavo. 159pp. + plates. Preface by Clarence Wolf. Fine in fine dustwrapper.

$35.00

We Moderns: Gotham Book Mart 1920-1940
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We Moderns: Gotham Book Mart 1920-1940

New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1940. Softcover. Very Good. First edition, spiral bound edition. Illustrated wrappers. Small tears at the edges of a couple spirals, a nice, very good copy of Catalogue #42 issued to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the bookstore. One of 500 copies in the spiral binding.

$65.00

We Moderns: Gotham Book Mart 1920-1940
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We Moderns: Gotham Book Mart 1920-1940

New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1940. Softcover. Fine. First edition, perfect bound issue. Illustrated wrappers. About fine. Catalogue #42 issued to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the bookstore.

$25.00

Coleridge's Poems. A Facsimile Reproduction of the Proofs and Mss. of Some of the Poems
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Coleridge's Poems. A Facsimile Reproduction of the Proofs and Mss. of Some of the Poems

By COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor

Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co. (Printed by Charles Whittingham and Co. at the Chiswick Press), 1899. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Edited by the James Dykes Campbell. With Preface and Notes by W. Hale White. Blue cloth and printed paper label. Binding is cocked, spotting on the spine label, a very good copy.

$85.00

Flashback Books. Catalogue One [and] Catalogue 2
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Flashback Books. Catalogue One [and] Catalogue 2

By [HOROWITZ, Michael]

Petaluma, California: Flashback Books, 1986. Softcover. Fine. Two volumes. First editions. Quartos. 47; 50pp. Stapled illustrated wrappers. Laid into Volume 2 is a photocopied list of "Items Still Available From Cat. 1". Faint crease and some soiling on the front wrap of Catalogue 2, else about fine. First two catalogues of the nation's premiere rare bookseller devoted to the culture of drugs and altered consciousness.

$150.00

Oxford University Press: Fall 1960
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Oxford University Press: Fall 1960

Fair Lawn, New Jersey: Oxford University Press, 1960. Softcover. Very Good. Single issue. Stapled wrappers. 60pp. Paperclip impression left on top page edges, wrappers sunned, very good. Catalogue of books released in the Fall of 1960 like *A Little Gest and Other Poems* by Daniel G. Hoffman, *Bitter Herbs* by Marga Minco, and more.

$40.00

Oxford University Press: Spring 1961
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Oxford University Press: Spring 1961

Fair Lawn, New Jersey: Oxford University Press, 1961. Softcover. Near Fine. Single issue. Stapled wrappers. 60pp. Paperclip impression left on top page edges, near fine. Catalogue of books released in the Spring of 1961 like *Reconsiderations* by Arnold J. Toynbee, *Northwest by Sea* by Ernest S. Dodge, *Selected Poems* by Conrad Aiken, *The Writer's Dilemma* with introduction by Stephen Spender, *The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories* by Stephen Crane, *Childhood* by Gorky, and more.

$45.00

Catalogue 4. Latin Americana. Rare Books & Manuscripts Pertaining to Mexico, Central & South America, the West Indies
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Catalogue 4. Latin Americana. Rare Books & Manuscripts Pertaining to Mexico, Central & South America, the West Indies

By NEBENZAHL, Kenneth

Chicago: Kenneth Nebenzahl, Inc, 1960. Softcover. Very Good. First edition. Tall octavo. 64pp. Illustrated, maps. Printed green wrappers. Modest age-toning on the wrappers, very good. Rare bookseller's catalog with 182 items of early Latin Americana.

$40.00

The Philobiblion Monthly Catalogue and Literary Journal. 1861-1863 (complete)
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The Philobiblion Monthly Catalogue and Literary Journal. 1861-1863 (complete)

New York: Geo. P. Philes & Co, 1863. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Two volumes. Tall octavos. Bound in contemporary half red morocco and marbled paper over boards. Several tears and a few internal repairs, bindings a bit rubbed, very good. Complete run of all 24 issues. Bibliophile and author Nicholas Basbanes copy with his card laid in.

$400.00

Rejected Addresses: or The New Theatrum Poetarum

London: John Murray, 1821. Hardcover. Good. Seventeenth edition. 12mo. 139, [5] ads pp. Full red roan titled and decorated in gilt. Penciled ownership signature dated in 1862, stain and a bit of bowing on the front board, else near very good. Of primary interest to us is the delicately hand-embellised half-title, decorated with handcolored drawings of foliage, presumably done in the mid-19th century.

$500.00

A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany

By DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall

London: Jennings and Major, 1829. Hardcover. Near Fine. Second edition. Three volumes. Octavos. 421; 428; 481, [1]pp. Illustrated. Rebound, probably in early 20th century, in half brown morocco gilt and pale marbled paper over boards. Small bookplate of Morris F. Tyler on the front pastwedown of each volume. A little rubbing at the extremities, a few very faint spots on the boards, a near fine set. Laid in is a brief Autograph Letter Signed by Dibdin to William Priestley, Bookseller. Bifolium: first page used for the note, the last page used as an address leaf, interior pages blank. Old folds from mailing, a couple of small holes and tears, postmark, remnant of a wax seal, about very good. Dibdin, writing for the noon post, asks Priestley to send him the nine volumes of Burcard Gotthelf Struve's *Biblioteca Historica... (Besterman* 2865) "in b[oar]ds - as soon as conveneient today.

$750.00

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