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By [PRIVATE PRESS. Press in the Forest. Bates Helen Marie

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California: [ThePress], 1931. . Small folio, thick buff card stock, front pictorial, printed in terra cotta; side-bound with leather throng through six holes Three holdings in OCLC: UCLA, Berkeley and Library of Congress. Illustrations are by L. D. Johnson whom we have failed to identify.


A Catalogue of Publications Offered by ...


Passadena, California: [The Press], 1939. . Small 4to, gray/green wrappers, printed label on front cover One copy found in OCLC (Book Club of California Library). Probably the first catalogue to be issued by the Press which was founded in 1938.


A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig.

By [BRADLEY, Will]. Lamb Charles

[Concord, Mass.: Sign of the Vine, 1903]. . 12, original blue paper-covered boards, printed white paper label on front cover; printed in black and red; uncut and unopened. Bambace A62. The colophon reads "Arranged and put into type by Will Bradley and issued from the Sign of the Vine , Concord, Mass., 1903" Bambace notes "Printed at the Heinzeman Press in Boston.


Deborah Dane. A Biography Containing a Full Account of Her Arrival in California and Early Experiences There.

By [KENNEDY, Lawton] Dane, Yvonne Harly and

San Francisco: For the Authors...on the Platrix Press, 1936. . 8vo, pale blue dust jacket over plain thin binder's board; orange printed label on front cover. AS NEW. ONE OF 250 COPIES "of which one is for sale and 249 are for private distribution. OCLC lists 11 holdings--3 outside California. The young couple are announcing the birth of their daughter on February 29, 1939. Sad to relate that the father, a lawyer, died five years later at the age of 37 and the mother died on Christmas Day 1950 at the age of 43. Deborah herself died in Oregon at the age of 72.


Tancrde Martel. A Memoir

By [TRAGARA PRESS]. O'Sullivan, Vincente

Edinburgh: Tragara Press, 1973. . 8vo, stiff slate-blue wrappers Originally published in the "Dublin Magazine" April/June 1929. Tancred Martel is a pseudonym of Eugne NapolŽon Franois Joseph Gras, (1856-1928) was a French writer considered to be one of the masters of French historical novel by his peers. After a youth spent in Marseille, Tancred Martel moved to Paris. He befriended Jean Richepin , Bouchor Mauritius , Raoul Ponchon especially ThŽodore de Banville , to whom he dedicated his first book, The Foolish Ballads (1879). Between 1879 and 1880, he met Francois Copp, Barbey d'Aurevilly, Leconte de Lisle, and then much later Victor Hugo. On the death of Victor Hugo, in 1885, he was chosen among the disciples and friends of the poet to organize the funeral.


Three Merry Old Tales...From a copy of "A Hundred Merry Tales " in the Royal Library of the University of Gottingen.


Chicago: Ralph F. Seymour, 1898. . Small 4to, cloth fold-over dust jacket over plain card stock. ONE OF 300 COPIES. Signed by Seymour and with a short quotation from Keats


Old Age & Immortality. An Address Delivered Before the Worcester Fire Society at its Centennial, January 21, 1893

By [MERRYMOUNT PRESS]. Hoar George Frisbie

Worcester: The Company, 1904. . 8vo, buff paper-covered boards, brown cloth spine Bianchi 188


George Meredith's Chillianwallah [Cover Title].

By MARION PRESS. Meredith George

Jamaica Queensborough, New York: The Press, 1909. . [26], printed on one side only. 4to, blue/gray wrappers, front printed NUMBER 82 OF ONE HUNDRED AND TWELVE HAND-NUMBERED COPIES. First separate printing of Meredith's first published poem originally published in "Chambers's Edinburgh Journal" July 7, 1849


The Modern Crime Story

By [TRAGARA PRESS]. Symons Julian

Edinburgh: Tragara Press, 1980. . 8vo, stiff dark green wrappers, printed white paper label on front cover. Number 109 of 125 copies


The New Gulliver

By [MARION PRESS]. Garrison Wendell Phillips

Jamaica, Queensborough, N.Y.: Marion Press, 1898. . 8vo, natural suede, with steer's head on both covers; largely unopened. ONE OF 125 NUMBERED COPIES


The Lynn of Dreams: A Study in Spiritual History

By [RANSOM, Will] Macleod, Fiona

Chicago: Fraroran Press, 1929. . 18mo, orange and black batik paper wrappers, stitched with yellow silk thread at the centerfold; first and last pages slightly browned by acid transfer from the wrappers One of less than 300 copies printed by Will and Rose Ransom on their private press, and the first completed work by the press. More Christmas Books, p. 34 Originally published in MacCleod's "By Sundown Shores", 1902. SIGNED BY Will Ransom on the leaf preceding the title which is headed: "Holiday Greetings"


Diogenes at the Savile Club

By [GRABHORN]. Stevenson Robert Louis

Chicago: Frank M. Morris, 1921. . Tall 8vo, dull orange paper-covered boards, soiled and with 2-inch slit at top of front hinge and lacking top 1/4 inch of spine. Poor copy of a very scarce book. Number 4 of 150 copies printed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn and bound by Florence Grabhorn


Ode on the Pleasure arising from Vicissitude, Left unfinished by Mr. Gray, and since completed, with an Introduction by...

By GRAY Thomas

San Francisco: Printed for William Andrews Clark, Jr. by John Henry Nash, 1933. . 2 volumes. Small folio, gray/green paper-covered boards, vellum tips and spines in matching slipcase with chemise; slight separation in slipcase at head and tail. ONE OF 300 NUMBERED COPIES


The First Days of the Extracts from the Diary of Will Ransom 1903


New York: Privately Printed, Press of the Woolly Whale, 1937. . 8vo, stiff black card stock with blind embossed title at top left; stitched with white cotton string. MINT condition A printing of a chapter from Melbert Cary's "A Bibliography of the Village Press", 1938.