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CETACEA. THE GREAT WHALES

by Robinson, Alan James

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First Folio
Published
1981
Condition
Tray case has rubbing and wear, all else fine
Edition
ONE OF TEN ARTIST'S PROOF COPIES, total edition 110. Signed
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$6,500.00

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Easthampton, MA: Cheloniidae Press, 1981. ONE OF TEN ARTIST'S PROOF COPIES, total edition 110. Signed by the artist, the printer, and both binders. Tray case has rubbing and wear, all else fine. ONE OF TEN ARTIST'S PROOF COPIES, total edition 110. Signed by the artist, the printer, and both binders. Folio. A suite of seven etchings laid in… Read more
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$6,500.00
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POEM UPON THE LISBON DISASTER

by [Ward, Lynd] Voltaire, Francoise M. A. de

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First Folio
Published
1977
Condition
Bump to spine foot, else fine in cloth slipcase with slight wear
Edition
The Deluxe Edition of 100 copies, this no. LI. Signed by Lynd Wa
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$250.00

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Lincoln, MA: Penmaen Press, 1977. The Deluxe Edition of 100 copies, this no. LI. Signed by Lynd Ward. Anthony Hecht and Arthur Wilson. Bump to spine foot, else fine in cloth slipcase with slight wear. The Deluxe Edition of 100 copies, this no. LI. Signed by Lynd Ward. Anthony Hecht and Arthur Wilson. 33p. Illustrated with six wood… Read more
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$250.00
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DR. JOHNSON AND NOAH WEBSTER

by Littlejohn, David

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First Folio
Published
1971
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition, limited to 500 copies printed by Grabhorn-Hoyem
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$125.00

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San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1971. First edition, limited to 500 copies printed by Grabhorn-Hoyem. Fine. First edition, limited to 500 copies printed by Grabhorn-Hoyem. Quarto. 84p. Illustrated with a matched pair of original leaves from A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE by Samuel Johnson, A.M. (1755) and AN AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE by Noah… Read more
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$125.00
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PARENTHESIS. THE JOURNAL OF THE FINE PRESS BOOK ASSOCIATION. Number 9, March 2004

by Elsted, Crispin, ed

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First Folio
Condition
Fine
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$125.00

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Fine. Quarto. 64p. Illustrated. Bound in repeating pattern paper-covered boards with paper spine label. Along with a portfolio: "Parenthesis 9: Deluxe Ephemera" containing 10 pieces from various presses. All contained in a slipcase matching the cover of the issue.
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$125.00
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PATRIARCH TREE, THIRTY POEMS BY RAISSA MARITAIN

by Maritain, Raissa

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First Folio
Published
1965
Condition
Fine, two very faint postage stamp sized stains to fore-edge in slipcase with one small scrape
Edition
No. 352 of 500 copies
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$150.00

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Worcester: Stanbrook Abbey Press, 1965. No. 352 of 500 copies. Fine, two very faint postage stamp sized stains to fore-edge in slipcase with one small scrape. No. 352 of 500 copies. Quarto. xvii, (v), 81p (v). Preface by Robert Speaight. Translated into English by A Benedictine of Stanbrook. Text in French on the versos and in English on… Read more
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$150.00
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PARENTHESIS. THE JOURNAL OF THE FINE PRESS BOOK ASSOCIATION. Number 18, Autumn 2010

by Carter, Sebastian. ed

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First Folio
Condition
Fine
Edition
One of 90 deluxe copies (total edition 900)
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$125.00

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One of 90 deluxe copies (total edition 900). Fine. One of 90 deluxe copies (total edition 900). Quarto. 64p. Illustrated. Bound untitled tan cloth with color-printed dust jacket. Along with a portfolio: "Parenthesis 18: The Portfolio" containing 10 pieces from various presses. All contained in a slipcase with color-printed sides.
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$125.00
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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF EDWARD LORD HERBERT OF CHERBURY

by Herbert, Edward, Lord of Cherbury

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First Folio
Published
1978
Condition
Inscription on flyleaf and small mounted paper arms on the paste-down. Contents absolutely fresh and clean. The covers are poor,
Edition
No. 273 of 300 copies
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$200.00

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Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1978. No. 273 of 300 copies. Inscription on flyleaf and small mounted paper arms on the paste-down. Contents absolutely fresh and clean. The covers are poor, faded and rubbed with bubbling. No. 273 of 300 copies. Folio. xv (iii), 94p, colophon. Introduction by C.H.Herford. Illustrated by H. W. Bray with nine rather large and amazingly… Read more
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$200.00
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THE PILGRIM ON THE EARTH

by (Rene Ben Sussan, Illus.) Green, Julian

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First Folio
Published
1929
Condition
Spine vellum quite darkened, as is apparently the usual case, a little bubbling to the cloth, contents very good
Edition
No. 290 of 350 copies on Rives paper (total edition 410)
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$50.00

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Edinburgh: Blackamore Press, 1929. No. 290 of 350 copies on Rives paper (total edition 410). Spine vellum quite darkened, as is apparently the usual case, a little bubbling to the cloth, contents very good. No. 290 of 350 copies on Rives paper (total edition 410). Quarto. 121p. Illustrated by Rene Ben Sussan with 12 wood engravings in color.… Read more
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$50.00
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THE XII PROPERTEES OR CONDICYONS OF A LOVER, by Johan Picus, Erle of Myrandula, a grete Lord of Italy, expressed in Balade by Sir Thomas More Knyghte Sometime Lo. Chancellour of England

by More, Sir Thomas

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First Folio
Published
1928
Condition
Covers with light soil, flyleaves browned, contents crisp
Edition
No. 211 of 250 copies on Batchelor hand made paper
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$200.00

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Ditchling: Saint Dominic's Press, 1928. No. 211 of 250 copies on Batchelor hand made paper. Covers with light soil, flyleaves browned, contents crisp. No. 211 of 250 copies on Batchelor hand made paper. Quarto. (vi), 15 leaves printed on rectos only, colophon. Bound in original linen boards with paper cover label.
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$200.00
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PARENTHESIS. THE JOURNAL OF THE FINE PRESS BOOK ASSOCIATION. Number 11, Autumn 2005

by Razzell, Paul, ed

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First Folio
Condition
Fine
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$125.00

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Fine. Quarto. 60p. Illustrated. Bound in repeating pattern paper-covered boards with paper spine label. Along with a portfolio: "Parenthesis 11: Deluxe Ephemera" containing 13 pieces from various presses. All contained in a slipcase matching the cover of the issue.
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$125.00
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THE TRAVELS & SUFFERINGS OF FATHER JEAN DE BREBEUF AMONG THE HURONS OF CANADA AS DESCRIBED BY HIMSELF

by (Eric Gill, Illus.) Brebeuf, Jean de

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First Folio
Published
1938
Condition
Minor spots on covers with minor wear to corners and spine extremes, VG+, contents clean and crisp
Edition
No. 170 of 300 copies
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$375.00

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London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1938. No. 170 of 300 copies. Minor spots on covers with minor wear to corners and spine extremes, VG+, contents clean and crisp. No. 170 of 300 copies. Quarto. 197p. Translated by Theodore Besterman. Illustrated by Eric Gill with two large woodcuts on the double page spread title page. Bound in quarter… Read more
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$375.00
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THE BOOK OF DAYS OF LLEWELYN POWYS, THOUGHTS FROM HIS PHILOSOPHY SELECTED BY JOHN WALLIS

by Powys, Llewelyn

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First Folio
Published
1937
Condition
Minor spotting to titles page, else contents fine, embossed location on flyleaf, covers with minor fading and bubbling
Edition
No. 74 of 300 copies
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$275.00

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London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1937. No. 74 of 300 copies. Minor spotting to titles page, else contents fine, embossed location on flyleaf, covers with minor fading and bubbling. No. 74 of 300 copies. Tall quarto. 879. Illustrated with 12 full-page etchings by Elizabeth Corsellis. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in quarter green morocco over canvas boards, t.e.g., spine… Read more
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$275.00
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GRAY'S ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCH-YARD

by (Morgan, Gwenda, Illus.) Gray, Thomas

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First Folio
Published
1946
Condition
Covers with mild wear, VG
Edition
No. 541 of 750 copies
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$175.00

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London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1946. No. 541 of 750 copies. Covers with mild wear, VG. No. 541 of 750 copies. Small 8vo. 20p. Illustrated by Gwenda Morgan with 9 wood-engravings. Bound with gilt-titled blue cloth spine over marbled boards. Cockalorum no. 172.
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$175.00
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DEAREST JOANA, A Selection of Joan Hassall's Lifetime Letters and Art

by Hassall, Joan

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First Folio
Published
2000
Condition
Fine in slipcase
Edition
Limited to 260 copies in quarter cloth (total edition 300)
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$350.00

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West Yorkshire: The Fleece Press, 2000. Limited to 260 copies in quarter cloth (total edition 300). Fine in slipcase. Limited to 260 copies in quarter cloth (total edition 300). Two volumes, quarto. 147p; 148-301p. Edited by Brian North Lee with Introduction by John Dreyfus. Beautifully printed and illustrated with wood engravings, color plates, and many tipped-in examples. … Read more
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$350.00
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'BEFORE THE WAR... AND LONG AGO', A SELECTION OF WOOD ENGRAVINGS & LINOCUTS WITH REMINISCENCES

by Fryer, Katherine

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First Folio
Published
2000
Condition
Fine in original heavy galssine
Edition
No. 81 of 100 copies signed by the artist
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$150.00

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Monmouthshire: The Old Stile Press, 2000. No. 81 of 100 copies signed by the artist. Fine in original heavy galssine. No. 81 of 100 copies signed by the artist. Oblong quarto. Unpaged. (iv), (33p). Illustrated with wood cuts and lino cuts by Katherine Fryer, mostly printed from the original blocks. After the preliminaries, all the images and accompanying… Read more
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$150.00
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AN ORIGINAL LEAF FROM THE FIRST EDITION OF ALEXANDER BARCLAY'S ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF SEBASTIAN BRANT'S SHIP OF FOOLS, PRINTED BY RICHARD PYNSON IN 1509. WITH AN ESSAY BY JAMES D. HART

by

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First Folio
Published
1938
Condition
Minor spine darkening. The originasl leaf has some soiling and underlining on the verso. Book near fine
Edition
Limited to 265 copies. Only 115 copies have a leaf with a woodcu
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$450.00

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San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1938. Limited to 265 copies. Only 115 copies have a leaf with a woodcut. Minor spine darkening. The originasl leaf has some soiling and underlining on the verso. Book near fine. Limited to 265 copies. Only 115 copies have a leaf with a woodcut. 15p. Original leaf with large woodcut. Fifteen marginal figures in… Read more
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$450.00
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THE LIVES OF THE GALLANT LADIES

by Brantome, Pierre de Bourdeille

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First Folio
Published
1924
Condition
Outer corners bumped, 2 chipped. Near fine, better than usually found. Bookplates
Edition
Limited to 625 copies on rag paper (total edition 718). Without
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$125.00

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Privayely Printed for Subscribers by The Golden Cockerel Press, 1924. Limited to 625 copies on rag paper (total edition 718). Without tipped-in signed limitation statement as in some other copies. Outer corners bumped, 2 chipped. Near fine, better than usually found. Bookplates. Limited to 625 copies on rag paper (total edition 718). Without tipped-in signed limitation statement as… Read more
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$125.00
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WRENCHING TIMES. Poems from Drum-Taps by Walt Whitman

by Schanilec, Gaylord, Illus

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First Folio
Published
1991
Condition
Fine
Edition
Limited to 400 copies, this the "Display" copy (total
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$500.00

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Powys, Wales: Gwasg Gregynog, 1991. Limited to 400 copies, this the "Display" copy (total edition 450). Fine. Limited to 400 copies, this the "Display" copy (total edition 450). Folio. 71p. Illustrated by Gaylord Schanilec with 8 large and 1 vignette color wood-engravings printed from the block. The engravings are brilliant and nearly photographic. Bound in quarter dark blue… Read more
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$500.00
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A SHROPSHIRE LAD

by Housman, A. E.

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First Folio
Published
1990
Condition
Very slight color wear to spine extremes, else fine
Edition
No. 100 of 225 copies signed by Nicholas Parry abd Mary Parry
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$150.00

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Market Drayton: Tern Press, 1990. No. 100 of 225 copies signed by Nicholas Parry abd Mary Parry. Very slight color wear to spine extremes, else fine. No. 100 of 225 copies signed by Nicholas Parry abd Mary Parry. 8vo. (x), 63p. Illustrated with wood-engravings by Nicholas Parry. Printed on T. H. Saunders paper. Bound in quarter green cloth… Read more
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$150.00
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FOUR POEMS FOR CHRISTMAS

by Braybrooke, Neville

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First Folio
Published
1986
Condition
Fine in slipcase
Edition
No. 27 of 50 copies signed by the author and engraver, and with
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$250.00

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Oxfordshire: Paulinus Press, 1986. No. 27 of 50 copies signed by the author and engraver, and with an extra suite of the three proofs signed in pencil by the engraver (total 250 copies). Fine in slipcase. No. 27 of 50 copies signed by the author and engraver, and with an extra suite of the three proofs signed in… Read more
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$250.00
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