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    Press Preterite Three by Wulling, Emerson G

    LaCrosse [Wis.]: Sumac Press / La Crosse, 1960. Staplebound. Fine. [12] p. 24mo. Lists press items 45-91.




    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1941. Hardcover. Spines a bit darkened, as usual for these books. Near Fine in a Very Good slipcase. Two folio volumes (8-1/2" x 13-3/4") bound in half natural buckram, gold stamped, gilt top, with lovely paper sides printed in four colors to conform to the bindings of the set of Shakespeare's plays by the same publisher. Edited by Herbert Farjeon, who created the Nonesuch edition text of Shakespeare, to restore the original typographic style and spelling; typography planned and production supervised by Bruce Rogers with printing by A. Colish resulting in a pretty and very readable set of these poems including the classic sonnets. Of a total of 1500 copies SIGNED by the designer on the colophon page, this copy is not numbered (in place of the number is written in ink "Printer's Copy") and bears the Club's blindstamp stating it is one of 15 presentation copies.



    Faust. A Tragedy. The First Part by LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB -- GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von

    New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1932. Limited edition, number 360 of 1500 copies signed by the designer, René Clarke. Slipcase lacking upper panel and portion of lower, spine very lightly toned, slight age darkening at gutter of title. Folio. Original crimson gilt-decorated cloth; publisher's board slipcase. Translated by Alice Raphael. Introduction by Carl F. Schreiber and a note by Mark Van Doren.



    The Moon and Sixpence by Maugham, W. Somerset

    New York: Heritage Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1941. Very Good/Very Good condition.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .



    Twenty Years After by Dumas, Alexandre

    New York: The Heritage Press. Very Good+. 1958. Hardcover. Introduction by Ben Ray Redman. Includes The Heritage Club Sandglass book review pamphlet. Very Good Plus: minor wear of spine ends. In Good, but worn, gold slipcase. Ships same or next business day. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 496 pages .



    London Characters and Crooks by Mayhew, Henry: Selected by Christopher Hibbert

    London: The Folio Society. VG+. 1996. Hardcover. Illustrated grey cloth boards, internally clean and bright, illustrated with b/w plates. A vg+ copy in a slipcase showing a little shelfwear from storage., tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall, xviii + 535 pp .



    From Pascal. Seven Etchings by Pascal, Blaise

    Northampton, MA: Apiary Press, 1959. Hover, Judith V.. Small quarto. (12)ff. One of twenty-five copies, signed by the artist. A collection of seven detailed etchings of jellyfish and coral, plus an additional small etching on the colophon. Accompanied by selections from mathematician Blaise Pascal's "Pensées." This is the eleventh book of the Apiary Press, which was the name given to the imprint of Leonard Baskin's students when he taught at Smith College. In brick-colored paper over boards, with label to upper cover. Spine rubbed and delicate, and some foxing to page edges. Fine.



    Two voices by Thomas, D. M

    London: Cape Goliard, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. NUMBER 31 OF 50 LIMITED EDITION COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. White cloth covered boards with silver title to front board and to spine. Photographic illustration to boards by Kevin Lawrenson. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued. Pristine interior. Unpaginated. PRI/102416.



    The Poems by LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB -- YEATS, William Butler

    New York: Thistle Press for The Limited Editions Club. Limited edition, number 605 of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator. Chips and toning to glassine, otherwise fine. Quarto. Illustrated by Robin Jacques. Original morocco-backed cloth; original glassine; publisher's board slipcase.



    South Wind by Douglas, Norman

    New York: Modern Library. Good. 1925. Hardcover. Good condition. Spine and adjacent areas sun-faded. Cloth torn away from one-inch section, top of rear cover. Corners bumped and wearing through. Top and bottom of spine frayed.; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall .



    From How To Tell A True War Story (broadside) by O'Brien, Tim

    Minneapolis: Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1987. 1st. Fine Condition. One of 150 numbered copies signed by the author. Printed by Philip Gallo at the Hermetic Press on occasion of the author's reading in The Loft Mentor Series on 23rd of October, 1987. Sheet measures 11 by 10.5 inches.



    Haslewood Books: The Books Of Frederick Etchells And Hugh Macdonald by Tucker, Peter

    Oxford: Hanborough Parrot. F. 1990. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Marbled cloth boards with printed paper labels to spine and upper board, internally clean and bright, illustrated with four tipped in pochoir plates and numerous wood engravings, four by John Nash and others by E. Wadsworth, Thomas Lowinsky and Hester Sainsbury, No.73 of an edition of 170 copies, signed by the author on limitation page. No slipcase. , Folio 13" - 23" tall, 53 [3] pp .




    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1981. Hardcover. Some wrinkling to the paper at the front joint with slight splitting, apparently a publisher's defect as the book has never been handled. Near Fine in glassine and a close to Fine slipcase with slight bubbling to the paper. Still in the original shipping box. Berenice Abbott. Quarto (6-1/2" x 9-5/8") bound in cloth-backed illustrated boards with the spine a dark brown natural-finish cloth woven in Holland and the sides covered with gray Fabriano Ingres paper imported from Italy reproducing the front cover of a literary magazine of the 1920s; 306 pages. Introduction by Leon Edel. Illustrated with prints after photographs by Berenice Abbott, Man Ray, Andre Kertesz, Alvin Coburn, Walker Evans, and others. Copy #457 of 2000 numbered copies SIGNED by the author and by Berenice Abbott on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.



    Maggie: a Girl of the Streets and Selected Stories by Crane, Stephen

    Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. Very Good+. 1983. Hardcover. Bound in full genuine leather with 22kt gold decoration. Luxury features include gilded page edges, a sewn-in satin bookmark, moire endpapers, raised bands on the spine, and archival quality paper that is sewn (not glued) into the binding. Part of Franklin Library's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. Small indentation on top page edge gilt. Side page edge gilt has several long scratches in it, but no loss of gilt. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 436 pages .



    Catawba: Omens, Prayers & Songs by Poulin, A., Jr.; illustrated by Roy Nydorf

    Port Townsend: Graywolf, 1977. Hardcover. Fine/fine. One of 100 copies signed and numbered by the author from a total edition of 740 copies. Bound in publisher's original burgundy cloth with the title stamped in black on the spine and with an illustration in black on the front cover.



    Growth of the Soil by Hamsun, Knut

    New York: Modern Library. Good. 1921. Hardcover. Good condition. No markings to the text block. Cover creased from being bent back (see photo).; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall .



    The Claverings by Trollope, Anthony; Pendle, Alexy [illus.]

    London: The Folio Society. VG : in very good condition with green slipcase. Rear board of slipcase faded in stripes. 1994. First FS Edition. Pale green hardback decorated boards with green cloth spine. 240mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 478pp. .



    Papermaking By Hand. A Book of Suspicions by Perishable Press. Hamady, Walter

    Minor Confluence Perry Township, Wisconsin: The Perishable Press, 1982. One of 200 copies, all on a variety of contemporary hand made papers: 13 various Shadwells; Roma & Perusia from Miliani in Fabriano; Canterbury from Barcham Green in Maidstone, Kent (all three retain their watermarks); Barlow from HMP in Woodstock, Connecticut; Banana-sisal from Carriage House in Brookline, Massachusetts; Yale (in wove and laid surfaces) from Twinrocker in Brookston, Indiana. Bound by Bill Anthony & Associates: tan Irish linen over boards, fine. Page size: 11 x 7-1/2 inches; 56 pages surfaces in 7 signatures, 26 pages of text. Illustrated with 3 illustrations from Diderot and 12 linoleum cuts by Jim Lee especially for this text. There are 2 title pages - one by Walter Hamady and one penned by Hermann Zapf who also designed the typeface, Palatino, used for this text. The type was hand set and printed by Walter Hamady, 50 of the pages printed in 88 press runs, in 5 basic colors (blacks, reds, blues, browns and grays) on 19 different colors of paper. Certainly, this is a key book on papermaking and one of the most beautiful books from Walter Hamady. PP #102.



    After The Funeral by Scott, Paul

    Whittington Press & William Heinemann. NF. 1979. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Quarter red cloth over marbled paper boards with gilt titles on spine, internally clean and bright, No.39 of an edition of 200 copies, preface by Roland Grant and illustrated by Sally Scott and signed by Grant & Scott on the limitation page. Book contained in a slipcase which is lightly rubbed on a few edges and which is slightly faded in parts. , 4to 11" - 13" tall, [xiv] 19 [1] pp .




    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1982. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Claire Van Vliet. Quarto (9" x 11") bound in pictorial cotton cloth after the Thebes pattern designed by Susan Thatcher. Designed and profusely illustrated by Claire Van Vliet. Introduction by Edward Hoagland. Expertly printed by the Stinehour Press in black and orange. Copy #959 of 2000 numbered copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.



    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, 1960. Hardcover. Faint dampstain near the bottom of the spine. Near Fine in a soiled, Very Good or better slipcase. Lynton Lamb. Large octavo (6-1/2" x 9-3/4") bound in forest-green cloth, spine stamped in gilt with printed label attached. Introduction by Norman H. Strouse with color illustrations by Lynton Lamb. Copy #325 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page.



    Deaf Girl Playing by Tate, James

    Pym-Randall Press, 1970. Prose poem in driginal wraps. Signed and numbered 159/200 on rear colophon. Near fine in string-bound blue wraps. Unpaginated.. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Book.



    Peter Ibbetson by Du Maurier, George

    New York: Heritage Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1963. Near Fine/Very Good condition.; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall .



    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson. LlD., The by BOSWELL, James; JOHNSON, Samuel [LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB]

    Bloomfield, Connecticut: The Limited Editions Club, 1974. Boswell and Johnson's Highland Fling The Classic Eighteenth Century "On the Road" BOSWELL, James. [JOHNSON, Samuel]. The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson. LlD. With Marginal Comments and Markings from a Copy Annotated by Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi. Illustated with Reproductions of Contemporary Prints by Thomas Rowlandson. (Bloomfield, Connecticut): Printed for the Members of The Limited Editions Club at the Sign of the Stone Book, 1974. Limited to 2000 numbered copies, this being copy no. 181. Octavo (9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches; 247 x 160 mm). xxi, [1, blank], [1], [1, blank], 327, [1, blank], [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. Ten double page color illustrations reproduced from the original engravings made by Thomas Rowlandson for his two-volume portfolio entitled The Picturesque Beauties of Boswell, published in 1786. Half crimson morocco over marbled boards. Four raised bands. Gilt lettering compartments. Top edge gilt. Maps as endpapers. Publisher's slipcase. Very fine. This edition of The Journal of a Tour of the Hebrides follows the text of the third edition, published in 1786, and reproduces notes made by Hester Thrale Piozzi in the margins of her copy of the second edition. Eight of the illustrations are reproduced from extremely rare prints that had been colored for Rowlandson's original portfolios. As no colored versions of the other two plates could be located, monochrome impressions of them have been colored for this edition to match the rest of the set.

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