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Writings / Schriften [Jill Johnston's copy]

Writings / Schriften [Jill Johnston's copy]

by Martin, Agnes. Dieter Schwartz, ed. [Jill Johnston]

Kunstmuseum Winterthur/Cantz, 1991. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +/Very Good -. VG+ in grey printed card-covers in a VG- grey printed dust-jacket. 173 pages. No edition stated -- probable First. Dj shows some fading especially to spine, edges, while interior pages faintly age-toned. This copy is from the library of Jill Johnston (1929-2010), critic, lesbian-feminist and champion of the avant-garde, and it bears her distinctive initials (JJ) in pencil and her stamp in blue ink on half-title page.... Read more about this item
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£200.38
[Pilgrimage] Interim

[Pilgrimage] Interim

by RICHARDSON, Dorothy M.; [Alice THOMAS ELLIS/ Anna HAYCRAFT]

London: Duckworth & Co., 1919. Cloth. Good+. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's blue cloth, spine and upper board lettered and ruled in black. Spine and board edges faded, head of spine frayed and bumped, dints to top edge. Edges darkened and endpapers a little grubby, toned, "File" scored, decisively, in black pencil across title page, as was Duckworth's practice, else, tight and tidy. Good+ A grand association copy of the fifth "chapter" of Richardson's pioneering modernist project. From Duckworth's... Read more about this item
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£135.00
VOYAGE AU BOUT DE LA NUIT. Signed [Journey To The End Of The Night]

VOYAGE AU BOUT DE LA NUIT. Signed [Journey To The End Of The Night]

by Celine, Louis-Ferdinand

Paris: Editions Denoel et Steele, Paris, 1933. First Thus. Hardcover. First Thus. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Celine's legendary First Novel. Inscribed Presentation/ Association Copy of Some Significance. A very early reprint of the first edition published in 1932. 8vo, 18.5cm x 12cm. 623pp. A superb presentation inscribed to his friend, John Marks, who translated this very title into English the following year. A very good copy in a contemporary black buckram binding with titles on the spine in... Read more about this item
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£5,514.32
Typee [Association copy]

Typee [Association copy]

by Herman Melville | Arthur Stedman (With Biographical and Critical Introduction and Portrait of the Author by)

New York: United States Book Company, 1892. Hardcover. Third Edition. Octavo (8vo). xxxvi. 389pp. + frontispiece. Publisher's cloth boards with black stamped decoration and gilt titling. Signed and inscribed by the introducer: 'to Francis F. Browne, with cordial regards of Arthur Stedman, September, 1892.' Stedman was a close friend of Melville's and critically important both as a primary source for his late biography and as the earliest advocate of his works prior to their 20th century canonization. He... Read more about this item
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£2,003.75
LANDSCAPE INTO ART. Signed by Lismer

LANDSCAPE INTO ART. Signed by Lismer

by Clark, Kenneth. [Arthur Lismer]

London: John Murray, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed. (Lismer, Arthur). Clark, Kenneth. LANDSCAPE INTO ART. Signed. London: John Murray, (1949). First Edtion. Ex-libris Group Of Seven landscape artist Arthur Lismer with his neat ownership signature to the front free endpaper. 8vo. 143 pp. + 104 plates. A better than very good copy in beige cloth, gilt titles to the spine in the Graham Sutherland illustrated dustwrapper. A classic work on the... Read more about this item
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£541.01
The Undying Fire: A Contemporary Novel

The Undying Fire: A Contemporary Novel

by Wells, H. G

London, New York, Toronto and Melbo: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1919. Crown octavo. First edition. Original dark green cloth with blind decorations and lettering to the front board and decorations blind stamped and gold gilt lettering stamped to the spine. Lower edge of the text block untrimmed. Bumping to the corners and the head and tail of the spine. Fading to the spine. Top edge of text block darkened by dust. A few minor spots of abrasion to the cloth on both boards. Some wear to the spine... Read more about this item
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£442.35
STARTLING Stories: November, Nov. 1950 ("The Five Gold Bands")

STARTLING Stories: November, Nov. 1950 ("The Five Gold Bands")

by Startling (Jack Vance; Edmond Hamilton; L. Ron Hubbard; Rog Phillips; Robert Moore Williams; Mack Reynolds; Willy Ley)

NY: Better Publications, 1950. Vol. 22, No. 2. Pulp magazine. [Edited by Sam Merwin, Jr.] Cover art by Bergey for "The Five Gold Bands" (novel) by Jack Vance. Includes "Pardon My Iron Nerves" (novelet; Captain Future series) by Edmond Hamilton; "Tough Old Man" (novelet) by L. Ron Hubbard; "Love My Robot" by Rog Phillips; "Road Block" by Robert Moore Williams; "Tall Tale" by Mack Reynolds. Article: "The Channel Tunnel" by Ley. Features:... Read more about this item
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£28.05
Der Angriff. Aufsatze aus der Kampfzeit von Joseph Goebbels

Der Angriff. Aufsatze aus der Kampfzeit von Joseph Goebbels

by Goebbels, Joseph

München: Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Ehrer, Nachf, 1935. First edition. Association copy, inscribed to Adolf Hitler by the author. In publishers illustrated cloth, designed by Hella Koch-Zeuthen. Upper edge tinted. Cover tanned at the spine. Overall in fine condition.. First edition. Association copy, inscribed to Adolf Hitler by the author. In publishers illustrated cloth, designed by Hella Koch-Zeuthen. 340, (5) p. Association copy of Goebbels' 1935 book, Der Angriff, inscribed to Adolf Hitler:... Read more about this item
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£20,839.96
Among Friends

Among Friends

by Fisher, M. F. K

San Francisco: North Point Press, 1971. Second printing. Paperback. Near Fine/Very Good. Inscribed by the author to Bill Targ on the front fly leaf. 1971, second printing. Softcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket, lightly scratched; tight, clean contents. The inscription is dated Glen Ellen, 1986 -- Fisher died in Glen Ellen, California in 1992. William Targ was an editor at World and then Putnam's, as well as a major bibliophile. A nice association copy of Fisher's autobiography.
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£96.18
renaissance 4: san francisco, the peace scene

renaissance 4: san francisco, the peace scene

by BRYAN, John (editor)

San Francisco: renaissance publications, 1962. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff red wrappers. 120pp. Illustrations, line drawings. Near fine. Tight, attractive copy of this literary publication -- the noted San Francisco issue, with numerous Beat contributors. Features Charles Bukowski, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and others -- including noted social protest poet and fine press publisher JOHN BEECHER (1904-80), whose personal copy this is. Beecher's wife, artist Barbara Beecher (1925-2016), pencils on... Read more about this item
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£60.11
Basketball [with] 1977-78 Delta State Program and Bumper Sticker

Basketball [with] 1977-78 Delta State Program and Bumper Sticker

by [Women's Basketball] [Hall of Fame] Wade, Margaret

Cleveland, MS: Delta State University, 1980. First edition. 4to, 177pp. Photographs, diagrams. Signed and inscribed by Wade to Coach Ray Mears on the title page. Some toning and foxing to illustrated wrappers else clean and nearly fine. Program is 32pp in stapled wrappers. Photos, advertisements throughout. Some wear at staples else nicely preserved. Lady Statesmen bumper sticker laid in. Wonderful association copy of this instructional book from the dominant women's basketball coach at Delta State... Read more about this item
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£120.22
Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the United States including officers of the Marine Corps, to January 15, 1884 - J. D. Cameron's copy

Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the United States including officers of the Marine Corps, to January 15, 1884 - J. D. Cameron's copy

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1884. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo, bound in full black leather stamped in gilt on spine and front cover, the copy of J. D. Cameron, US Senator from Pennsylvania (and Sec. of War under Grant), who was the Chairman of the Committee of Naval Affairs in the Senate. Thus, as significant an "association copy" of this particular title as one could hope for. 210 pp, interleaved with blank note sheets (not used). Light rubbing.
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£120.22
Our Thang: Several Poems, Several Drawings

Our Thang: Several Poems, Several Drawings

by Joans, Ted (and Laura Corsiglia) (signed to Diane di Prima)

Victoria BC/Banff AB, Ekstasis Editions, 2001, trade paperback, 96 pp, Edition not stated, No previous printings noted, Presentation Copy, boldly and uniquely Signed by both Authors and inscribed to Diane di Prima (1934-2020) the preeminent female poet of the Beat Generation on the title page, Joans in red ink with his distinctive signature and Corsiglia in green ink with a calligraphic treatment of di Prima's name, Near Fine in illustrated card covers. A collaborative collection of poetry and graphic... Read more about this item
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£280.52£238.45
A Sketch of Pestalozzi's intuitive system of Calculation, compiled and translated by an Irish Traveller

A Sketch of Pestalozzi's intuitive system of Calculation, compiled and translated by an Irish Traveller

by (Synge, L.) Re: Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

Dublin: William Folds, 1815. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1815. Recent half calf and marbled boards, pp. xix (1) 115 with two folding tables. Interesting association copy bearing the signature of Lady Westmeath, who worked to redress legal inequalities in Ireland regarding custodial arrangements for children of divorced or separated couples (she had lost her two children to her violent husband in 1817 when they were separated). The Infant Custody Bill was passed into law in... Read more about this item
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£480.90
Adromaque D'Euripide, one of 50 copies, inscribed to Silvain's daughter

Adromaque D'Euripide, one of 50 copies, inscribed to Silvain's daughter

by Silvain, Eugene & Ernest Jaubert, trans. Euripides

Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1917. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. No. 13 of 50 copies on verge d'Arches, inscribed to Jeanne Silvain, Eugene's daughter, and also signed by Jaubert. Quarter cloth and marbled boards, leather spine label, very good, original wraps bound in. Silvain was a very well known actor in the late 19th and early 20th century and was Doyen of the Comedie Francaise. 64 pp, uncut and unopened. Jeanne Silvain was also an actress, and married the impresario and stage manager Edmond... Read more about this item
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£160.30
The Poetical Works of Jonathan E. Hoag with Biographical and Critical Preface by Howard P. Lovecraft. Inscribed by James Morton Jr./Association Copy)

The Poetical Works of Jonathan E. Hoag with Biographical and Critical Preface by Howard P. Lovecraft. Inscribed by James Morton Jr./Association Copy)

by Hoag, Jonathan

NY: Jonathan Hoag. VG. 1923. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Stated Author's Edition. First edition. 5 3/4" x 9 1/2", 72 page hardc over bound in blue cloth with gold lettering. Frontis photo with facsi mile signature of Hoag. Inscribed on the front fly " To Pearl K. Merri tt/With best Wishes from /James F. Morton, Jr./(Ye humble editor of ye booke). Morton, a friend and correspondent with H. P. Lovecraft helpe d Lovecraft revise some of Hoag's verse for this book and has also pro vided a tribute poem about... Read more about this item
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£240.45
No Way to Treat a Lady

No Way to Treat a Lady

by Goldman, William

New York: Harcourt, Brace, & World, Inc, 1964. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Wonderful association copy of this early novel from Goldman, signed and inscribed to Otto Penzler on the title page, and dated in 1980. Fine book in nearly fine jacket with just a bit of fade to the spine, as is common for this striking green jacket.
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£320.60
Goliath and David, Poems (Association copy), 1st printing, 1916

Goliath and David, Poems (Association copy), 1st printing, 1916

by Graves, Robert

London: Privately Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1916. First printing. Paperback. Very Good. First edition of author's second book, published in 1916 in very small number. 8vo, plain red wraps, 20pp, about very good copy with some tiredness to the edges, faint soil, most minor paper loss at spine ends, with bookplate of Percy Withers (1867-1945) to verso of front wrap. Minor association copy: both Withers and Graves were alumni of Somerville College (Oxford), and while Withers made his living as a... Read more about this item
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£520.98
Babel to Byzantium: Poets & Poetry Now

Babel to Byzantium: Poets & Poetry Now

by Dickey, James

New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Inscribed by Dickey to Roslyn and William 'Bill' Targ, the famous New York literary couple, on the half-title. 1968, First Edition. Hardcover. A Near Fine, tight, clean copy in a Very Good dust jacket with modest edgewear; light fading to the spine; faint paperclip indent to front panel. Roslyn Targ was a literary agent for the likes of Samuel Beckett, Italo Calvino and Chester Himes. Her husband, Bill Targ, was an... Read more about this item
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£48.09
Index fungorum Britannicorum. A Complete List of Fungi Found in the British Islands to the Present Date. Arranged so as to be applicable either as a check-list or for herbarium labels.

Index fungorum Britannicorum. A Complete List of Fungi Found in the British Islands to the Present Date. Arranged so as to be applicable either as a check-list or for herbarium labels.

by COOKE, M. C

London, Robert Hardwicke, (1863). 8vo. (2),+ 58 pp. Dampstain in the corner from p. 52. Publ. green cloth, front board with pasted printed title label. Inscribed and signed by the author to ”Illustris Elias Fries M.D. facile princeps mycologiae”. With the owner’s stamp of Th. M. Fries and the bookplate of Nils Fries. A four page prospect for th ”Journal of Botany, British and Foreign” is inserted at the end of the book. Volbracht 401. Stafleu 1196. Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1825-1914) was an... Read more about this item
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£459.00
A Moving Picture Giving and Taking Book

A Moving Picture Giving and Taking Book

by Stan Brakhage

West Newbury, Massachusetts: Frontier Press, 1971. Hardcover. First Edition. 18mo. 65pp. Bound in original publisher leatherette with gilt titling. Book design by Philip Trussell. Signed and inscribed by the author on the endpaper: 'For the great Broughtons- all 4 of them. Blessings, Stan.' The importance of the friendship and collaboration between Brakhage and James Broughton cannot be overstated. Brakhage called Broughton 'the father of poetic cinema - a legend' and, upon arriving in San Francisco in... Read more about this item
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£2,003.75
TO THE SINCERE READER

TO THE SINCERE READER

by WALDROP, Keith; Nelson Howe

New York: Wittenborn and Company, 1969. First Edition. Near fine.. First printing of this collaborative work of visual poetry between Waldrop and Howe. This copy comes with a nice association with the Mikolowskis, who for over 40 years published letterpress mail-art and broadsides as the Alternative Press. 4to. Seventeen unbound sheets in envelope with title affixed. Near fine. PROOF and ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED by Waldrop at colophon, for Ken and Ann Mikolowski of Ann Arbor's Alternative Press... Read more about this item
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£160.30
Peabody! The Annual of the George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Awards 1991

Peabody! The Annual of the George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Awards 1991

by (Dr. W.Worth McDougald) [Dick Yarbrough]

Athens: The University of Georgia, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Hardcover. Worth McDougald, Professor, College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia and Directory of the Peabody Awards for 30 years, sent this copy to close friend and well known Atlanta journalist, Dick Yarbrough in 2006 and added a lengthy inscription to Yarbrough on the back of the front endpaper apologizing for being 15 years late in sending this book. Enclosed is a letter from Yarbrough dated in... Read more about this item
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£160.30
MEMOIR OF JOHN ADAM Late Missionary at Calcutta

MEMOIR OF JOHN ADAM Late Missionary at Calcutta

by John Adam

London: J. Cross, 1833. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. A monument erected at St. Johns Church, Calcutta reads, "To the memory of JOHN ADAM, eldest son of the right honorable, William Adam, Lord Chief Commissioner of the jury court in Scotland. He arrived in Bengal in 1796 and passed through the highest offices in the civil service of the East India Company. Placed in the supreme council in 1819, he was again appointed to that station when the usual term of holding it had expired. From... Read more about this item
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£1,562.92
Renaissance in Carolina 1971-1976: Murfreesboro, North Carolina

Renaissance in Carolina 1971-1976: Murfreesboro, North Carolina

by E. Frank Stephenson Jr

Association Copy which formerly belonged to architectural historian Dell Upton. This Book is Conservatively Graded in Good Condition. The Softcovers have Light Soiling and Light Edgewear but No Tears, Creases, Stains, or Any Major Damage. The Spine is Tanned and Slightly Creased, but the Binding is Strong and Intact. The Interior is Clean and Unmarked with No Writing, Highlighting, or Underlining with the Exception of a Former Owner's Name (noted architectural historian Dell Upton) on the... Read more about this item
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£20.03