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Chicago: (Stone & Kimball, 1894. Beardsley, Aubrey. Octavo. (22)ff. loose sheets. Printed on japon. The four illustrations by Beardsley, who here fully embraces his Decadent style to depict the eerieness of Poe's tales, starkly contrast the eighteen other engravings, which adopt a more traditional nineteenth-century approach. Among these latter illustrations are a portrait of Poe, and various scenes by… Read more
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Northampton, MA: Cheloniidae Press, 1982. Robinson, Alan James. Folio. (72)ff. Out of an edition of 300, this is one of 50 super deluxe copies bound in full leather, with each letter hand-calligraphed by Betse Curtis, an alphabet in calligraphy on the colophon, an extra suite of the wood engravings, and a complete set of the 26 illustrated initial linocuts,… Read more
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$1,750.00
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Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror

by Ashbery, John

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Published
1984
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$7,500.00

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San Francisco: Arion Press, 1984. De Kooning, Willem. Circular folio, 18 inches in diameter. (40)ff. One of 150 copies signed by the poet, John Ashbery, and the printer, Andrew Hoyem. This is the thirteenth book of the Arion Press. The Parmigianino painting which inspired Ashbery's poem is reproduced on the title page. The text is printed in lines which… Read more
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The Raven

by Poe, Edgar Allan

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Published
1986
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(Easthampton, MA): Cheloniidae Press, 1986. Robinson, Allen James. Oblong 16mo. (19)ff. From an edition of 225, this is one of twenty-five copies bound in full leather and joined by a suite of prints. Volume and suite signed by the artist. Also contains an original drawing finished with watercolor on vellum, signed in ink, a feature unique to this copy.… Read more
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Prayer Flags and a Tale of Longing

by Heebner, Mary

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Published
2020
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$2,800.00

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(Santa Barbara, CA): Simplemente Maria Press, 2020. Heebner, Mary. Octavo volume and strand of ten paper prayer flags. (22)ff., + 20ff. One of twenty copies, signed by the artist. Heebner's flags bear her five invocations to a distressed planet, with one prayer for each element: fire, earth, air, water, and aether. Written in cursive and sharply reproduced by photopolymer… Read more
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An Oxford Odyssey. Together with: 35th anniversary broadside

by Theobald, John

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Published
1980
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$800.00

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(N.p.: Janus Press, 1980. Van Vliet, Claire. Small octavo. (vi), 45, (2)pp. Inscribed twice by the author. The first book of the Janus Press, with a frontispiece woodcut and two additional cuts by Claire Van Vliet, whose imagery adopts a classical motif to echo the highbrow sentiments of Theobald's verses. A promising start, displaying the artistic potential of the… Read more
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NY: The Press Pub. Co, 1902. West, Paul. Octavo. (16)pp. Die-cut shaped book, produced as a giveaway item in association with The World for Sunday, December fourteenth. Illustrated throughout, with line-drawn images and text in green ink on eight pages, and full-color pictures on the other eight, including the pictorial covers. These latter color illustrations display the Roly Poly… Read more
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$475.00
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The Raven; And the Philosophy of Composition

by Poe, Edgar Allan

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Published
1907
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$850.00

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San Francisco: Tomoye Press, 1907. Perrett, Galen J.. Quarto. 33ff., + 12 plates. One of 1000 copies designed by John Henry Nash, and printed in red and black on handmade paper. The pages of the poem are printed in the style of William Morris, with decorative borders by Will Jenkins. These pages are interspersed with photogravure pages, each reproducing… Read more
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The Raven

by Poe, Edgar Allan

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Published
1980
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(Easthampton, MA: Cheloniidae Press, 1980. Robinson, Alan James. Folio. (13)ff. One of 125 copies signed by the artist. This copy also with a signed pencil drawing of Poe's portrait. The haunted tone of Poe's poetry is echoed in the five full-page etchings of The Raven by Alan James Robinson, who has titled and signed each one in pencil. This… Read more
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Daisies Never Tell

by D'Ambrosio, Joseph

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Published
1982
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$1,350.00

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Sherman Oaks, CA: Joseph J. D'Ambrosio, 1982. Octavo. (21)ff. One of fifty copies. Signed by D'Ambrosio at the title page, as well as below each of the four original serigraphs that comprise the book's central section, "Ladies of the Garden." Illustrated throughout with images of flora as backdrops to the text, the book provides the reader with a pleasing,… Read more
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Fairy Tales

by Andersen, Hans Christian

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Published
1932
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London: Harrap, 1932. Rackham, Arthur. Quarto. 289pp. One of 525 copies, signed by the artist. Illustrated with twelve full-page color plates and numerous black & white images by Rackham. Bound in gilt-stamped white vellum. T.e.g. A fine, bright copy lacking the slipcase.
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Song of the Broad-Axe

by Whitman, Walt

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Published
2020
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(Buxton, ME): Ascensius Press, 2020. Pixley, Lisa. Folio. (23)pp. One of twenty-six copies, this being one of the six of the deluxe edition. Frontispiece monoprint of a looming axe by Pixley. A warm edition, with numbers in brown and borders at head in gray and green, reflective of the familiar vigor of Whitman's verses. Bound by Gray Parrot in… Read more
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Baigneuses

by Buckland Wright, Christopher

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Published
1995
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Denby Dale: Fleece Press, 1995. Capon, Lester. Folio. 80pp. One of 240 copies. When John Buckland Wright died in 1954 his studio contained a number of his engraved woodblocks, mostly those for which he had a particular fondness. This volume publishes "all the engravings of bathers or of women in watery landscapes and seascapes," comprising twenty-five plates printed from… Read more
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London: Dean & Co, 1960. Three 12mo rag books, + two sets of original artwork. Artwork heavily annotated and in full color. The three published books are My Train Set, Our Nursery, and My Dolls; the artwork, rendered directly on boards, applies to the latter two. The pencil notes on the boards largely apply to sizing and the order… Read more
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$975.00
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Yerbas Poderosas

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Published
2018
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$575.00

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Holguín, Cuba: Casa Editora Cuadernos Papiro, 2018. Azze, José Emilio Leyva. Quarto. (12)ff. One of fifty copies. Several leaves illustrated with collographs by Azze. A celebration of Afro-Cuban botanical and papermaking heritage, the book's leaves are each crafted from fibers of different plants. Accompanying text details the plants' respective importance to the region's religious, scientific, medicinal, and cultural practices.… Read more
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Poems 1970-1971

by Cox, Morris

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Published
1972
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(London): Gogmagog Press, 1972. Cox, Morris. Octavo. (96)pp., frenchfold. One of fifty copies signed by the printer-author. Illustrated with eight original intaglio engravings by Cox, printed in colors. "Each print has the device of a hand with pen or brush, entering from beyond the margins, drawing its composition (poem or picture) from nature." The whole is printed on Japanese… Read more
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Song of the Broad-Axe

by Whitman, Walt

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Published
2020
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(Buxton, ME): Ascensius Press, 2020. Pixley, Lisa. Folio. (23)pp. One of twenty-six copies, this being one of the twenty of the regular edition. Frontispiece monoprint of a looming axe by Pixley. A warm edition, with numbers in brown and borders at head in gray and green, reflective of the familiar vigor of Whitman's verses. Bound by Gray Parrot in… Read more
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Bettina the Proud Poodle

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Published
1910
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London: Dean's Rag Books, 1910. (22)pp. Illustrated throughout with color pictures of Bettina and her canine compatriots. The story recounts the moral growth of Bettina as she learns to embrace humility and friendship with Jim, the butcher's dog. Bound in cloth-backed boards. Some soiling to exterior, else near fine, and a rare example of a miniature rag book, with… Read more
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Last Essays

by Gill, Eric

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Published
1942
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$275.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1942. Gill, Eric. Small octavo. 96pp. Signed by Gill's wife, Mary, after her preface. Frontispiece and several smaller illustrations from engravings by Gill. Collects nine essays by Gill, two of which were previously unpublished. Bound in dark blue cloth with Gill's device stamped in silver on front, with printed dust wrapper. Corners bumped, trace foxing and… Read more
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Gloria in Profundis

by Chesterton, G. K.

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Published
1927
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$175.00

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London: Faber & Gwyer Limited, 1927. Gill, Eric. 16mo. (4)pp. Opens to an engraved title page depicting the newborn Christ in Mary's arms and adored by Joseph and a shepherd. Chesterton's laudatory verses are stated as the chorus from an unfinished play. Bound in yellow wrappers with Gill's "Bambino" wood engraving on upper cover. With original buff mailing envelope.… Read more
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