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    A Voyage Round the Coast of Great Britain by DANIELL, WILLIAM

    London: Folio Society, 2008. Gilt lettered and decorated blue cloth. Housed in pictorial cardboard slipcase. Illustrated throughout with colour plates. Originally published starting in 1815. Gilt portrayal of Fingal's Cave, Staffa on hte front panel.Nice production. 1st of This Edition. Cloth. Fine. Large 8vo.



    Peter B. Howard. A Portrait by John Ruyle by Ruyle, John

    Berkeley, Calif.: Panjandrum Editions, 1991. 4.25 x 6.75 inches. 4 pp. One of 100 copies printed August 1991 at the Pequod Press, Berkeley.



    The prayer of the book. Proper to be inserted in all books by Tomes, Robert

    [ Middle Hill ]: [ Middle Hill Press ], 1824 Single sheet printed on one side with a poem about the care of books by Robert Tomes of Worcester, dated December 18th 1824. The sheet measures approximately 17 x 10.5cm. Printed on grey paper. Small margin at left has been folded over where it was once bound into a volume. Holzenberg 514. Disbound. Very Good.



    The Sisters by Conrad, Joseph; with an introduction by Ford Madox Ford

    New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928. Publisher Gaige asked Ford to finish this novella, left unfinished by Conrad at the time of his death; Ford instead contributed a lengthy introduction discussing Conrad's career & style. First edition, nicely designed & printed by Bruce Rogers at the press of Willam Edwin Rudge; one of 926 copies on handmade paper. Hardcover, marbled red covers, black spine label, gilt titling. Shows general wear, lower front corner badly bumped with crease, other corners lightly bumped & rubbed; no jacket. Text clean; [4], 70 pages + colophon.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Octavo.



    The Bertrams by Trollope, Anthony; Brookes, Peter [illus.]

    London: The Folio Society. VG : in very good condition with red slipcase. 1993. First FS Edition. Blue hardback boards with blue cloth spine. 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). xviii, 531pp. Illustrations by Peter Brookes. .



    Three Poems by Hughes, Langston

    Santa Barbara, Calif.: Unicorn Press, 1967. Poetry broadside including "The Innocent", "Is Love?" and "Germination" from the Unicorn Folio album Series 1, No. 3, printed by Noel Young and designed by Alan Brilliant, limited to 325 copies. Three leaves of varying size, held togethter by a paper band stamped with the author's name. Noted in McNeil A14a.



    The Anti-Slavery Papers of James Russell Lowell by (Rogers, Bruce) Lowell, James Russell

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Co, 1902. Number 316 of 525 copies. First collected edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Original boards, paper title labels tipped in at end. Name. A couple corners slightly frayed, spine labels browned, else a fine set. Number 316 of 525 copies. First collected edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Designed by Bruce Rogers. Designed by Bruce Rogers at the Riverside Press. Warde 31



    Viceregal Decree. Prohibiting the extraction of papers, documents, and books from archives and libraries, and their sale to Biscuit-makers, Rocket-makers, Apothecaries, Shopkeepers and the like, for consumption in their trades by de Azanza, Miguel Josef, Viceroy of New Spain

    San Francisco: Lawton and Alfred Kennedy, [1960]. Single sheet folded once to make a 4-pp. booklet. Folio. 13 x 18-1/2 inches. Printed in red and black inks. Contains a facsimile of the decree and an English translation. "Presented by Warren R. Howell, bookman; Lawton Kennedy, printer; Alfred L. Kennedy, printer; Lesley Byrd Simpson, translator." Fine.



    The Best of the Raconteurs by Heald, Tim; Morley, Sheridan [eds.]

    London: The Folio Society. VG : in Very Good condition with marked brown slipcase. 2002. Reprint. Copper illustrated hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 288pp. Drawings by John Lawrence. Includes Churchill, David Niven, Clive James, Raymond Chandler, Woody Allen and P G Wodehouse amongst many. .



    Sonnets from the Portuguese by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

    Chicago: Monastery Hill Bindery, 1933. A handsome little book, #75 of 200 copies printed by the Broadside Press, Barrington; for the Century of Progress Exposition, presumably as a promotion for the bindery, which is still in business making fancy restaurant & hotel kit. Quarter turquoise morocco over turquoise paste-paper boards, gilt titling. Edges worn, corners frayed, spine hubs rubbed, couple of little nicks, pen mark inside back cover. Text clean, printed in black with red title page elements; [6], 24 pages. . Later Printing. Quarter Leather. Very Good. 4½" by 6½".



    A House to Be Born In by Leyda, Jay

    (Northampton, MA): Gehenna Press, 1958. Lockwood, George. Small quarto. (12)pp. One of 100 copies. Signed by George Lockwood, who contributed the wood-engraved frontispiece. Leyda's poem about Emily Dickinson's Amherst, Massachusetts home is interspersed with the words from the deed, which are printed in red. An uncommon Gehenna title, this copy shows some toning and faint spotting to the extremities of the blue wrappers, few light marginal creases. Overall, a nearly fine copy. (Brook 16).



    California Legislature Assembly Resolution no. 2339: 50th Anniversary of Cody's Books. by Hancock, Loni

    Sacramento, Calif., 2006. . Broadside. 16.5 x 10.5 in. Unique copy. Resolution recounting the history of Cody's Books. Elegant printing and seal. Signed in ink by Hancock.



    Ballades from the Hidden Way by Cabell, James Branch

    New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928. Selection of reworked poetry from 1916's From the Hidden Way, part of the monumental Life of Manuel; published in this elegant limited signed edition at the height of Cabell's popularity. Decorated & designed by W. A. Dwiggins, printed at the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge. Hardcover, quarter black cloth over blue boards; gilt titling & decoration. #99 of 839 copies, SIGNED by Cabell at the end of the introduction. Light general wear, corners bumped, spine faded, light flaking to cover gilt rear free endsheet creased. Text clean; 41 pages + colophon.. Signed by Author. Limited/Numbered. Quarter Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by W. A. Dwiggins. 6½" by 9¾".



    The Offering of Flowers by Rothenberg, Jerome

    Santa Barbara, Calif.: Unicorn Press, 1968. Poetry broadside from the Unicorn Folio album Series 2, No. 1, printed by Noel Young and designed by Alan Brilliant, limited to 350 copies. Single sheet measuring 12 x 18 inches. Translated from the Nahuatl by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble; "arranged" by Jerome Rothenberg. Noted in McNeil A14a.




    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1968. Hardcover. Browning to gutters. Near Fine in worn glassines and a Fine slipcase. John Groth. Two quarto (8-3/8" x 11-5/8") volumes bound in two-toned blue and gray buckram in a three-piece design with colors reversed for the two volumes; 684 pages. Printed At the Sign of the Stone Book. Introduction by Henry Steele Commager. Illustrated with 10 full-page and 11 double-page color plates, as well as 150 black-and-white drawings in the text, by John Groth. Copy #1110 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.




    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1945. Hardcover. Rubbing and some scratches to the spine. Very Good in a Very Good slipcase. Richard and Doris Beers. Tall octavo (7" x 10-3/4") bound in full black sheepskin leather, grained and crushed, with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine; 256 pages. Selected and edited with a commentary by Louis Untermeyer. Illustrated with 22 lovely watercolor vignettes by Richard and Doris Beers that have been colored by hand in the studio of Charlize Brakeley. Copy #845 of 1500 SIGNED by the artists on the colophon page.




    Lunenberg, VT: Limited Editions Club, 1975. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Lynd Ward. Quarto (7" x 10") bound in Schumacher cloth printed with a multi-color Colonial eagle pattern and a gilt-lettered leather spine label; 328 pages. Designed by Roderick Stinehour and printed at the Stinehour Press. Introduction and individual prefaces by Peter J. Stanlis. Illustrated with 12 full-page two-color wood engravings and a number of smaller decorations by Lynd Ward. Copy #1489 of 2000 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.



    The Book of the Roycrofters

    Elbert Hubbard, 1907. Hardcover. Good. 17 p. + plates. 23 cm. 12 plates with 22 b&w tipped-in illustrations. Cream cloth spine with grey paper covered boards. Small hole in upper spine and some light soiling. Worn bottom rear corner. Library blind stamp on title page and ink stamp bottom of p. 9. Occasional light soiling within. Tear at bottom of Consecrated Lives subsection title. Subsections entitled: Consecrated Lives, A Little Journey to East Aurora.



    Fragments of Light 4. Lithographs by Fran Siegel. Translated by Zahra Partovi by FitzGerald & Co., Vincent. Rumi, Jalaluddin Mohammad

    New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Company, 2009. Artist's book, signed, limited edition, one of 35 copies, all on hand-made linen paper by Dieu Donne Papermill and Mylar, each numbered and signed and dated by the artist, Fran Siegel, and signed in Persian by the translator, Zahra Partovi. Page size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches; 26 leaves. Bound: as desk calendar on stainless steel base, made by Milgo Bufkin, four screws fastening the two "rings" that hold the pages of the book, housed in custom-made grey cloth over boards clamshell box, box by BookLab II. The titlepage and colophon are printed by Jerry Kelly in black and silver with Kelly's own calligraphy. Ms. Siegal's lithographs were printed in silver on the white transparent linen by Kelly Driscoll. Each page of linen is followed by a silver Mylar page. Each etching was not re-inked when repeated on the silver Mylar page resulting in a shadow image. The text is laser cut. It appears first in Ms. Partovi's elegant Persian calligraphy at the top and bottom of each page with the circular litho surrounding circular disc cut into each page, "reading" as silver against the succeeding silver Mylar page. It is followed by her flowing English translation on the silver Mylar page. This English text appears at the top and bottom of each page, and "reads" as white from the following linen page. It can be read through the linen page, just below and above where the Persian calligraphic lines appear. The circular cut-outs on each page are successively smaller; the final cut on the colophon page reveals the stainless steel base. Combinations of four different inks were used to print each of the lithographs resulting in each page appearing slightly darker as the concentric "circles" become smaller. The poet / translator's words on the significance of Rumi's poetry explain her work. "...the most remarkable biographical information about Jalaluddin Rumi's life is not the appearance and disappearance of the mystic Shams, but Rumi's imperative and conscious decision to make a change in his career from a Sufi teacher to a poet. Here the medium is truly the message: the most successful Sufi teacher of all times with countless devoted followers chooses to communicate through the path of poetry. This masterful poet combines philosophy, mysticism, and psychology in a language so piercing as to enter the realm of music. It is this element more than any other which has made Rumi's poetry so irresistible to readers for over seven hundred years, even through the fire of translation." Fran Siegel, currently a Professor of Drawing and Painting at California State University Long Beach, graduated from Yale with an MFA and Temple's Tyler School of Art. She has had numerous solo exhibitions, as well as group shows, and was the US Representative at the IX International Bienal of Cuenca Ecuador. Her collaboration with Vincent FitzGerald & Company results in an astonishing book. The other collaborators include Kelly Driscoll, who created the art for FRAGMENTS OF LIGHT II and Milgo Bufkin (stainless steel base) who has worked with well-known visual artists such as Ellsworth Kelly and Robert Indiana. Well-known printer and book designer, Jerry Kelly, has worked with FitzGerald for over 25 years, helping produce very beautiful books. The Dieu Donne paper used for this book is incredibly strong and yet translucent. Mr. FitzGerald, once again, has assumed the role of "Maestro" for these individual performers, leading and coordinating their elegant performance for our benefit.



    Lifeboat and Other Poems by George Mackay Brown

    One of only fifteen copies. This publication from he Manuscript Series No. 11, has the last poem in the book, Lifeboat, handwritten by George Mackay Brown alongside the printed version. The poet has also made two handwritten and signed corrections to two of the poems. Blue card cover with title printed on front, with 21 pages sewn in. 7.5 inches by 10.5 inches. An extremely rare book in outstanding condition.




    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1936. Hardcover. Bright copies with none of the browning along the gutters often found with this title. Fine in a Fine slipcase and quite uncommon in this exceptional condition. W. A. Dwiggins. Five octavo (5-1/2" x 8") volumes in a green basket-weave cloth. A new translation by Jacques le Clercq, thought by many to be the finest, most literal, and most complete translation. Copy #509 of 1500 printed by Southworth-Anthoensen in two colors, and designed and decorated by W. A. Dwiggins who has SIGNED the set on the colophon page. Scarce Monthly Letter laid in along with an even scarcer piece we have not previously seen: a reproduction of a 3-page letter by Dwiggins about designing the book printed on one large sheet folded into three to match roughly the size of the Monthly Letter



    A House Above Cuzco by Derleth, August

    New York: Candlelight Press, 1969. Late novella from Wisconsin's most prolific author; a semi-autobiographical rumination on an author's life, work & love. SIGNED by Derleth, Sincerely, on the free endsheet. Hardcover, quarter ivory cloth over brown boards; elegantly designed & printed by Carroll Coleman of the Prairie Press. Light wear to book, one corner bumped, affecting the inner upper corner; jacket lightly worn & faded with a few tiny nicks. Text clean; 67 pages plus colophon.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo.




    Ipswich: Limited Editions Club, 1972. Hardcover. Two tiny rubbed spots at the head of the spine. About Fine in a Fine slipcase. John Nash. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11-3/4") bound in quarter gold-stamped calfskin and green boards decorated with a morning glory pattern repeated on the slipcase. Illustrated by John Nash with 16 full-page colored line drawings and 16 part-page drawings in black and white. Copy #1110 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.



    Histoire de Manon Lescaut ... avec une Notice par M. Anatole France by Prévost, l'Abbé [Antoine Francois]

    Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1878. Unnumbered copy of a limited edition on fine paper. Etched frontispiece portrait and 6 etched plates by Monzies. Text printed withing red border. 261, [3]pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Bound in three quarters olive green morocco and marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Beautiful copy of a beautiful book. Unnumbered copy of a limited edition on fine paper. Etched frontispiece portrait and 6 etched plates by Monzies. Text printed withing red border. 261, [3]pp. 1 vols. 12mo.



    Plan of the ritualistic campaign by Tupper, Martin F

    [ Cheltenham ]: [ Middle Hill Press ], 1869 4 pages. Disbound. Spotted throughout. Imprint and date of publication from Holzenberg 428. The last line of page 1 in this issue is "Make a dread mystery that simple feast".. Disbound. Good.

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