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    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.


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    Blues for Momma and Other Low Down Stuff by Raven, John

    Detoit, MI: Broadside Press, 1971. First printing stated. Staplebound pamphlet of short poems by the Black Arts Movement poet. Very good plus with small institutional stamp to first text page. Reasonably rare. 32 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.


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    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".


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    Adventures In Printing: A Talk on the Career of Harold Hugo Given at The Club of Odd Volumes by Peckham, John F.; William J. Glick; Robert Stinehour (intro.)

    Lunenburg, Vermont: Stinehour Press, 1996. 4to. 62 pp. Soft Covers. Illustrated. VG. 185 of 258. From the Collection of the Book Designer Philip Grushkin (1921 - 1998).


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    A London Rose and Other Rhymes by Rhys, Ernest

    London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane. New York: Dodd Mead & Co, 1894. First edition. One of 500 copies. Title page designed by Selwyn Image. x, 100, [14,ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original brown cloth, red lettering, slight wear to head of spine, else fine. First edition. One of 500 copies. Title page designed by Selwyn Image. x, 100, [14,ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. With card "With compliments of the Author" laid in. Nelson 89


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    Whoever Has Taught Me One Letter Has Made Me His Slave by Kindersley, David

    Cambridge, England: David Kindersley's Workshop, ca. 1970s. One folded sheet ([6] pp.) measuring 9 x 6 inches when folded. Keepsake printed by Christopher Skelton, nephew of Eric Gill, taught by Rene Hague at Hague & Gill at Pigotts. Near fine.


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    Flying with Milton by Waddington, Miriam

    Santa Barbara, Calif.: Unicorn Press, 1969. Poetry broadside from the Unicorn Folio album Series 3, No. 1, printed by Noel Young and designed by Alan Brilliant, limited to 375 copies. Single sheet measuring 9 x 14.5 inches. Noted in McNeil A14a.


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    The Club of Odd Volumes of Boston: Constitution and By-Laws With a List of the Officers and Members

    Boston: The Club of Odd Volumes, 1904. Hardcover. Very Good. 33 p. 22 cm. Edition of 200 copies. Black cloth with blue paper boards. Cream and black labels. Small stain on front cover. Contains constitution, by-laws, officers for 1904, list of members, officers since 1887, deceased members, publications.


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    Personal Letters selected by R. George Thomas by THOMAS, Edward & Helen

    Risby, Herefordshire: Whittington Press, 2000. Hardcover. Near fine. 200 copies of which this is no.112. iv, [2], 22, [3] p. 28 cm. 6 brown wood engraving headpieces by Hellmuth Weissenborn from a set of 12 entitled Country Scenes which he engraved in 1950. Brown paper covered boards. Foreword by Myfanwy Thomas.


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    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.


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    Selected Poems 1933-1967 by Hays, H.R

    Kayak Press, 1968. Foreword by James Wright. Printed in two colors by George Hitchcock in an edition of 1000 copies. Illustrated with Victorian clip art etchings. Very good with light bumps to foreedge corners, small stains at spine, sunning to cover. Text block near fine. 80 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Book.


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    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.


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    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".


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    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.


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    Plato Crito Jowett by (Fieldston School Press) Plato

    New York: Fieldston School Press, 1940. No. 39 of 200 copies printed June 1940 on a Colt's Armory press by Robert Nathan Ascher and Robert Solon Rodwin, signed on the colophon. Printed in red and black. [x], 21, [1 (blank)], [1, imprint (verso blank)] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Raspberry boards, tan linen shelfback. Soiling to board edges. Very good plus. No. 39 of 200 copies printed June 1940 on a Colt's Armory press by Robert Nathan Ascher and Robert Solon Rodwin, signed on the colophon. Printed in red and black. [x], 21, [1 (blank)], [1, imprint (verso blank)] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. With preface by Benjamin Jowett, and the text of the Dialogue. Title page printed in red and black, ornaments printed in red throughout.


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    The Days by Jarrett, Emmett

    Beanbag Press, 1968. Staplebound pamphlet with a cover photo by Mannion. Jarrett later become a social activist. Published by Sam Cornish, who later became Boston's first Poet Laureate. Very good with cover soil, slight bump at top foreedge corner. Unpaginated.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Book.


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    Chicago International Art Exposition, 1989 Catalogue by Lakeside Group

    Chicago: Chicago International Art Exposition, 1989. 8vo. 455 pp., Soft Cover, Very Good with minor shelf wear, some creasing, post-it notes affixed to some pages. Plates, photographs. First Edition.


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    Various. Ephemera from Tamal Land Press by Philpott, Arlen

    Fairfax, Calif.: Arlen Philpott, 1972-1986. Fine printing ephemera from noted printer Arlen Philpott at Tamal Land Press. Includes "Sherwood Grover was a printer . . .", short essays remembering Grover by Andrew Hoyem, James D. Hammond, and Philpott. 1,050 copies printed for the Book Club of California in 1986. Two 10 x 13 inch sheets folded once and bedded to make an 8-pp. booklet. Not bound. Also included are four finely printed Christmas cards from the Philpott family. One greeting reproduces a poem (in French) by the 16th-century printer Christophe Plantin. All Fine.


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    Meadow-Grass. Tales of New England Life by … by Brown, Alice

    Boston: Copeland and Day, 1895. First edition. 315 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Green decorated cloth, designed by Louis Rhead. Some very faint foxing to first few leaves, else fine. First edition. 315 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Wright III, 699; Kraus 25


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    Unicorn Folio, Series 1, No. 4 by Pasternak, Boris, et al

    Santa Barbara, Calif.: Unicorn Press, 1967. First edition, missing Eugen Gomringer's Constallations, otherwise a complete set. Folio album, black type on thick dark orange paper, folded in half measuring approx. 14 x 21 inches with abstract block print design under pasted inset list of ten poets' names. Designed by Alan Brilliant in a hand-numbered edition of 325 copies. Contains broadsides by the following poets: Thomas Merton, John Haines, Wolfgang Roth, Robert Bly, Guillevic, Teo Savory, Nathaniel Tarn, Boris Pasternak, Jaime Sabines, Lenore Marshall, Janeen Vanden Berg, Jeffrey Sorenson, and Noel Young. Noted in McNeil A14a. Very good.


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    The Fall and Exile and the Kingdom by Camus Albert

    Modern Library, 1958. ML 352. Translated by Justin O'Brien. Blue denim-pattern cloth, silver gilt titles to spine. Toledano binding #13. Blank endpapers. Book very good with aging to paper. DJ (11 I) has sbn to back, 3-color text design, blank on reverse. Very good with slight mis-fold, stain at top front panel, price clipped. 361 pp.. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.


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    Kayak 31 by Hitchcock, George, ed

    Kayak Press, 1973. First printing. Writers include Donald Hall, James Tate, Anne Sexton, Michael McClure and others. Aging to cover, slight bump to top edge, else near fine. 72 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Book.


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    Swing 4 by Kupferberg, Tuli and Stylvia Topp, Eds

    New York, New York: Birth Press, 1961. Fall 1961. Offset-printed pamphlet with wraparound cover photo by Ruth Sondak. A collection of writings by children, selected and edited by Kupferberg and his wife, Sylvia Topp. Kupferberg is perhaps best known for founding the Fugs, a rock group, and for his involvement in anarchist/pacifist causes, such as his well-kinown book 1001 Ways to Beat the Draft. Very good plus with light soil/rubbing to cover. Uncommon. 36 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.


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    Row With Your Hair by Tate, James

    Kayak Press, 1969. First printing. With monochrome drawings by Mel Fowler. Very good with cover sunned at edges, a few small stains. All else near fine. 88 pp.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Mel Fowler. Book.


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    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.


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