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image of Monologue of the Mad Ventriloquist: a part of going going

Monologue of the Mad Ventriloquist: a part of going going

by [Dodge, Jim] Cathy Walkup, Maria Espes & Betsy Davids

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Published
1977
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San Francisco: no publisher, 1977. 8p., 9.75x10.25 inches, illustrated with 4 fantasy line drawings, nested sheets in glossy white covers and gray dj printed with titles, foxing to covers, Roman Numeral III on rear cover, edition limited to 100 copies printed on Rives, set in Italian Old Style 12 pt. and completed in time for the Vernal Equinox 1977.… Read more
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Prester John: The Letter and the Legend

by Slessarev, Vsevolod

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Published
1959
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£48.31

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Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1959. Hardcover. 127p. + a [12]p. fascimile of the letter, decorated quarter-cloth boards, 6.25x8.5 inches, very good condition in a clear glassine wrapper. Number 503 of a limited edition of 650 copies. The letter, which appeared around 1165, was supposedly written by Prester John, King of India, to the Emperor of Rome and the… Read more
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At the Sign of the Lion and other essays from the books of Hilaire Belloc

by Belloc, Hilaire, prefatory note by Burnell Payne

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Published
1916
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£33.44

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Portland, ME: Thomas Bird Mosher, 1916. Hardcover. x, 66p., 4x7.25 inches, prefatory note, rubricated title page with anchor vignette, foreword, five essays, inscription signed by Frances A. M. Bird dated June 17, 1921, second inscription dated 1938 signed F.A.M.B., colophon states "Nine hundred and fifty copies of this book printed on Van Gelder handmade paper and the type distributed… Read more
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image of Preliminary sketch of the 'Kreutzer Sonata.'  Translated from the Russian by Mrs. David Soskice with a poem by Rose Freeman-Ishill

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Berkeley Heights, NJ: The Oriole Press, 1965. Pamphlet. 24p., patterned wraps with printed label, frontispiece woodcut by J. Lebedeff, very good condition; original glassine dj edge worn with large tear on front panel. One of seventy-five copies.
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£63.17
image of The Oriole Press, a few comments on the typographical publications exhibited at Rutgers University Library during the month of March, 1950

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Berkeley Heights, NJ: The Oriole Press, 1950. Pamphlet. 16p., string-bound wraps, 3.75x6.75 inches, lacks the outer leaf containing a letter to Ishill from the librarian of Columbia University else very good condition. Comments by Will Ransom, Havelock Ellis, Donald Sinclair, Talbot Hamlin and others.
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Berkeley Heights, NJ: The Oriole Press, 1961. 13p., wraps, 4x6 inches, 1/4 inch closed tear on front wrap else very good condition.
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£22.30
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Scriptor Ignotus, to his printer

by McCoy, Samuel Duff

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Published
1958
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Berkeley Heights, NJ: The Oriole Press, 1958. Pamphlet. [4 leaves], plain string-bound wraps, woodcuts for title and colophon by Louis Moreau, one of 265 copies, very good condition. Signed by Ishill on the colophon. Poem. Newspaper clipping on an exhibit of Ishill's books laid in.
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London: Sotheby & Co, 1966. 79p., 447 listings, plain printed 9.5x6 inch green wraps, slightest signs of age or handling, a very good copy which has, laid in and somewhat beat-up, the "prices realized & buyers' names" brochure.
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£14.86
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London: Sotheby & Co, 1971. 144p., 513 listings, plain printed 9.5x6 inch green wraps, slightest signs of age or handling, a very good copy which has, laid in and unmarked, the "prices realized & buyers' names" brochure.
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Dibdin in Paris (1818)

by Janssen, Frans A.

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
2008
ISBN
9789061940500
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Nuth, Netherlands: Hes & De Graaf Publishers /aka H&DG, 2008. Hardcover. 43p. plus publisher's menu, illustrations in color (fine reproductions), a slim small casebound book embellished with pressed motif in orange and black. A lovely book and a fine copy of it: sound, clean, free of any markings.
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1931. Unpaginated preliminaries, 38p. plus inserted facsimiles, a very nice copy in remnant dust jacket. Hardbound in waxed 13.2x9.2 inch cloth boards gilt, cloth the color of German mustard, casing is crisply square and tight. Spine panel of the dj, which has printed text, is detached and exceedingly ragged, but dj spine-titling is, however, legible,… Read more
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£70.60
image of The peerless mirror: Twenty tanka from the Manyoshu. Translated and annotated by Cid Corman

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Cambridge, MA: Firefly Press, 1981. 16p., wraps bound in thread, one of 500 copies of this handsome little booklet with cover printed on rag paper. Cover design by Wang Hui Ming.
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£29.73
image of Nouvel Armorial du Bibliophile. Guide de l'Amateur des Livres Armories. Tome Premier [et] Tome II [sic; the complete two-volume set]

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Paris: Emile Rondeau Libraire, 1890. Leather Bound. Second Edition: xvii, 390, errata leaf, 494p., rubricated titlepage, text thick with hundreds of devices reproduced in vignette impressions (struck expertly in deep black), matching 11x7 inch hardbound volumes t.e.g in half morocco (executed by Zaehnsdorf) over marbled boards, with marbled endsheets of a different pattern. Third blank of v.1 bears a… Read more
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image of H.P. Kraus - Catalogue 200 - The Printed Book.  A Choice Selection of Two Hundred Early Books including over One Hundred and Fifty Incunabula, Marking the Completion of Fifty Years in our present location

H.P. Kraus - Catalogue 200 - The Printed Book. A Choice Selection of Two Hundred Early Books including over One Hundred and Fifty Incunabula, Marking the Completion of Fifty Years in our present location

by Kraus, H.P., vendor (firm); Hanni Kraus, preface; Roland Folter, Kit Currie, Joshua Lipton and David Brafeman, descriptive texts

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Published
1995
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£26.01

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New York: H.P. Kraus, 1995. Hardcover. vi, 243p., exceptionally luxurious presswork, design and materials, full color reproductions except where sepia or monochrome is called for. Hardbound in 12.2x8.5 inch clothbacked patterned boards gilt, in fine shape with no ownership indications, one of a run of only 800 copies. Laid in find a double-sided price list on light laid-lined cardstock.… Read more
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New York: H.P. Kraus, 1991. Hardcover. 218p., exceptionally luxurious presswork, design and materials, full color reproductions except where sepia is called for. Hardbound in 12x9 inch raw linen boards with pressed morocco spine- and cover-titlings gilt, all in fine shape with no ownership indications, one of a run of only 800 copies; laid in find a double-sided price list… Read more
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image of The ideal book, or, book beautiful. A tract on calligraphy, printing_illustration and on the book beautiful as a whole

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Berkeley: Arif Press, 1972. [14p.], one of 350 examples printed on Wookey Hole mould made paper in sewn wrappers, very good. Originally printed in 1900.
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£18.58
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Godolphin & other poems

by Bergonzi, Bernard

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Published
1952
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£11.15

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Saint Ives: The Latin Press, Private Press of Guido Morris, 1952. pp91-102, 5.25x7.5 inches, eleven poems, very good chapbook in sewn yellow wraps. Crescendo Poetry Series #6. The British literary scholar, critic, and poet's first book. He was an expert on T.S. Eliot. Douglas "Guido" Morris was a printer in Bristol. He moved to St. Ives in Cornwall where… Read more
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image of Apples and Persimmons. A heavenly discourse between Paul Cezanne and Mu-ch'i on the ends of painting, written by Theodore Bowie

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Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1966. Pamphlet. Unpaginated concept item given finepress treatment with presswork on various excellent papers, some rubrication with two fold-out leaves printed especially for this multicultural item in Chinese characters and in French (main text however being English). Upright pamphlet sewn with red thread into 11x6 inch printed wraps, some hand-stamped fruit imagery within (as issued),… Read more
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Dressing the Text :: The Fine Press Artists' Book

by Hilger, Charles, executive director. Ruth McGurk et alia, jurors

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Published
1995
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Santa Cruz: The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, 1995. Paperback. [56]p., photoillustrated with extensive captioning, presswork on alkaline paperstock, an 11x8.5 inch softbound in fine shape. Laid in is a letterpress brochure from 1987 (9.5x6.5 inches with spot-color decoration) explaining the group of book artists behind the exhibition, calling themselves Printers Chappel of Santa Cruz; this also… Read more
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image of The Malthusians.  Translated by Benjamin R. Tucker

The Malthusians. Translated by Benjamin R. Tucker

by Proudhon, Pierre-Joseph

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Published
1938
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£55.74

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Berkeley Heights, NJ: The Freeman Press, 1938. 16p., string-bound wraps, 4.25x6.5 inches, small stain on first few pages else good condition. Reprinted from Tucker's Liberty. "Printed and hand-set with the Cromwell ten pt. type by A. Freeman Ishill, Feb. 1938" - colophon. *Mendelson 69 - noting that 300 copies were printed.
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