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A Plain Plantain; Country Wines, Dishes, & Herbal Cures, from a 17th Century Household M. S. Receipt Book

A Plain Plantain; Country Wines, Dishes, & Herbal Cures, from a 17th Century Household M. S. Receipt Book

by Alexander, Russell George; Avery, Susanna (Original Manuscript); Gill, Eric (Illustrations); Jones, David (Illustrations)

Ditchling, Sussex: S. Dominic's Press, 1922. Limited Edition. Wraps. Near fine. Gill, Eric; Jones, David. One of 400 copies (unnumbered), duodecimo size, 115 pp., in a custom clamshell case. The Saint Dominic's Press, founded by Harry (Hilary) Douglas Clarke Pepler, flourished at Ditchling, Sussex, from 1916 to 1936. The first home of the Press was "a disused stable", with a hundred-year-old Stanhope hand-press which supposedly had belonged to William Morris. Pepler endeavored to do everything possible... Read more
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$550.00
For a Hudson Biographer

For a Hudson Biographer

by West, Herbert Faulkner

Hanover, NH: Westholm Publications , 1958. One of 221 copies designed and printed by Carroll Coleman at his Prairie Press, Iowa City, Iowa. Cheever 121.. Limited First Edition. Cloth and Decorated Boards. Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$100.00
Famous Speeches Of Abraham Lincoln

Famous Speeches Of Abraham Lincoln

by Lincoln, Abraham

Mount Vernon: Peter Pauper Press. Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued. 1935. One of 50 copies. Hardcover. Mount Vernon: The Peter Pauper Press, (1935). #29 of 50 copies for Friends of the Trade Bindery. 8vo. 157pp. Decorated blue cloth (stars), spine title set against a red ground, top edges red. Spine slightly soiled, very good plus, interior in fine condition. In a near fine red board slipcase with large paper label on one side.; 9.5 X 7.0 X 0.6 inches; 157 pages .
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$23.00
Evylena Nunn Miller's Travel Tree

Evylena Nunn Miller's Travel Tree

by HILL, K. Ethel and Beulah May

Santa Ana: Fine Arts Press, 1933. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Tall 4to. Unpaginated. Foreword by Claremont Colleges president James Blaisdell. Profusely illustrated with black and white reproductions of paintings by Miller. A biographical sketch is accompanied by a mounted photo portrait of E. N. Miller. Poems by May and descriptive passages and paintings by Hill, documenting her Asian and European travels, as well as a few California scenes. Half silver cloth binding over gray paper cover... Read more
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$50.00
The Club, or a Dialogue between Father and Son

The Club, or a Dialogue between Father and Son

by [Fine Binding; Limited Edition]. Puckle, James

London: Printed for the Proprietor by John Johnson, 1817. Very good in circa early 20th-century full levant morocco ruled in gilt, spine elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt, raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, top edge gilt, by Riviere & Son. Spine a bit sunned, some rubbing to edges and extremities, front hinge cracked, some foxing and soiling within.. One of only 18 unnumbered copies on white Chinese paper, which is mounted on larger vellum paper with a Greek motif border, all within another... Read more
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$864.00
The Poems and Verses of John Keats (Complete In Two Volumes)

The Poems and Verses of John Keats (Complete In Two Volumes)

by KEATS, John [John Middleton Murry, editor]

London: The King's Printers, 1930. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Good+. Edward Carrick. 8vo. Pp. xv, 298; 299-599. Notes, index of first lines. Woodcut illustrations by Edward Carrick. Title page printed in black and brown. Black half cloth over patterned boards, titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode. Edition limited to 765 of which 350 for sale in the US numbered in black, this copy numbered 205 in black. Spine ends bumped, boards abraded,... Read more
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$60.00
The Mules -- SIGNED/limited ed

The Mules -- SIGNED/limited ed

by SPENCER, Elizabeth

Winston Salem: Palaemon Press Limited, 1982. Limited Edition. Printed Wraps. Fine/Fine. Fine Literature. Tall, thin 8vo. Pp. 10. One of 150 copies printed, this copy is lettered "R" and is signed by Spencer on the colophon. The paper cover has a marbled-paper cover jacket that features the title label affixed to the front panel. All within a protective (and removable) clear mylar cover. A lovely copy of a short story by Vanderbilt-educated Spencer, best known for "The Light in the Piazza." Bookseller... Read more
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$50.00
The Sidney Spencer Omnibus: Salmon and Seatrout in Wild Places, and Newly From the Sea

The Sidney Spencer Omnibus: Salmon and Seatrout in Wild Places, and Newly From the Sea

by Sidney Spencer

The Flyfisher's Classic Library, 2004. Leather Bound. Fine/Near Fine. LIMITED DELUXE EDITION 2004. Edition of only 20 copies, this is copy 108. Book is in Fine condition with no noted flaws. Outer box is Near Fine, with a small bump to back bottom edge. Includes a fly hand-tied by Frankie McPhillips, inset on inside front cover with the fly tier's initials in ink and protective textured tissue overlay. Text is printed on archival paper. Approximately 9.5" x 6.5". Sepia frontispiece.... Read more
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$1076.68
A GRACIOUS VISITATION; With an Appreciation by Ambrose Bierce

A GRACIOUS VISITATION; With an Appreciation by Ambrose Bierce

by DAWSON, Emma Frances

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1921. First Edition. Cloth-backed Marbled Boards. Very Good Plus/Custom Clear Mylar. (vi) 70 pages. First edition. #43 of a limited edition of 300 copies.Terra cotta cloth-backed marbled boards. Octavo. Title in black and red; captions in red. Handset Garamond type. Handmade French paper. The first book printed by The Grabhorn Press for The Book Club of California.Some soiling and edgewear; offset to front endpapers; still a Very Good Plus or better copy, now... Read more
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$65.00
Moncrif's Cats. Les Chats De Francois Augustin Paradis De Moncrif

Moncrif's Cats. Les Chats De Francois Augustin Paradis De Moncrif

by Moncrif, Francois Augustin Paradis De

Waltham Saint Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press. Near Fine. 1961. Limited Edition; Signed by Translator. 1/4 Cloth. Number 140 of 400 copies. Signed by translator, Reginald Bretnor. Blue and red cloth, gilt. Housed in original transparent wrapper. With 10 illustrations by Coypel reproduced by collotype from the 1727 edition. Printed at the Chiswick Press on Saunder's mould-made paper. Some rubbing to spine and corners. Bump to head of rear board. Internally fine. ; François-Augustin de... Read more
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$170.00
BE FREE (BEFREE) [Edition Limited to 55 copies]

BE FREE (BEFREE) [Edition Limited to 55 copies]

by SIEVEWRIGHT, Kara (illustrator)

[Vancouver, BC]: Heavenly Monkey, 2004. Limited Edition. Stiff paper wraps. Kara Sievewright. 16mo. Unpaginated [18 pp. inc. colophon]. Printed recto only. Title page in red and green. Bound in stiff mauve wraps with a print of a dove on the front cover. Of an edition limited to 55 copies, this is hand-numbered copy 22. Heavenly Monkey's Christmas booklet distributed to friends and family of the press. A flip-book, with printed instructions "flip the bird," the action follows the flight of a dove across... Read more
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$225.00
Pilgrim - SIGNED Limited Edition

Pilgrim - SIGNED Limited Edition

by TEARE, Brian

Berkeley: PalOmine Press, 2004. Limited Edition. Stiff Paper Wraps. Fine. 16mo. Unpaginated [Pp. 28]. Bound in brown paper with printed label, Yapp edges, hand-sewn. Typeset and printed by Jason Davis on light gray stock. Edition limited to 126 of which 100 are numbered and 26 lettered. This copy lettered R and signed by Teare. A faint band of fading across the top of the cover. Preserved in a clear archival sleeve.
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$40.00
Carrying Lydia Madrid

Carrying Lydia Madrid

by [Catbird (on the Yadkin) Press]

Tobaccoville, North Carolina:: Catbird (on the Yadkin) Press,, 2021.. Series of 6 one -of-a-kind books. 11 x 7.5" closed, extends to 29".; 4 panels. Double sided accordion. Woodcuts. Etchings. Letterpress printed text printed in Bembo and Centaur. Bugra and Saint Armand paers. Original postcard from Madrid in slippocket attached to interior front panel. Signed by the artist. Terry Schupbach-Gordon, colophon: "This book was made with love to celebrate the life of Lydia Madrid. We, who... Read more
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$650.00
A Song About Myself

A Song About Myself

by Keats, John; Moore, Andy (Artist)

Monmouthshire: The Old Stile Press, 2014. Limited Edition. Stiff wraps. Fine. Moore, Andy. Deluxe Edition, number II of XII, folio size, [36] pp., signed by Andy Moore, with an additional suite of prints and an original piece of Moore's calligraphy. The Old Stile Press collaborated with Andy Moore, calligrapher, on this lighthearted rendition of John Keats' (1795-1821) poem for his younger sister, Fanny, written when Keats was hiking the hills of Scotland at age 22. A charmingly distinctive style of... Read more
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$880.00
Berryman - Broadside Signed by the Poet

Berryman - Broadside Signed by the Poet

by MERWIN, W. S

[Port Townsend, Washington]: Copper Canyon Press, 1996. Limited Edition. Fine. Single sheet, 11 x 10-1/4 inches. Heavy wove cream-colored paper letterpress printed in black and green. Signed edition limited to fifty. Poet signature in black ink. One word in last line struck through in ink. Poem reprinted from Flower and Hand. Preserved in a clear archival sleeve with acid-free backing.
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$250.00
The twenty third psalm - a psalm of David

The twenty third psalm - a psalm of David

Esher: The Penmiel Press, 1974 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. [12] pages. Limited edition of 50 copies printed, this numbered 50 and signed by Edward Burrett, the printer, to the colophon. Cloth binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Paper hand made by John Mason of Leicester. With the thin card slipcase which is browned and worn. Bookplate of CLinton E. Geiser to the front pastedown..
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£90.00
Rift

Rift

by GRENFELL PRESS; Peter COLE

New York: The Grenfell Press, 1986. A fine copy with slightest of toning to edges of wrappers. 8vo. Sewn in wrappers; dust wrapper with woodcut by Joel Shapiro. FIRST EDITION, number 13 of 150 copies signed by Cole and Shapiro.
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$500.00
A Book on Angling; being a complete treatise on the Art of Angling in Every Branch with explanatory plates, etc

A Book on Angling; being a complete treatise on the Art of Angling in Every Branch with explanatory plates, etc

by Francis Francis

The Flyfisher's Classic Library, 1996. Fifth. Leather Bound. Fine/Near Fine. LIMITED DELUXE EDITION 1996. Edition of only 65 copies, this is copy 17. Book is in Fine condition with no noted flaws. Outer box is also Fine. Includes a fly hand-tied by Flemming Andersen, inset on inside front cover with the fly tier's initials in ink and protective textured tissue overlay. Text is printed on archival paper. Approximately 9.5" x 6.5". Black and white frontispiece. Separately-bound 1920... Read more
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$1076.68
FAUST EINE TRAGOEDIE VON GOETHE (PARTS ONE AND TWO)

FAUST EINE TRAGOEDIE VON GOETHE (PARTS ONE AND TWO)

by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

Hammersmith: Doves Press, The, 1910. original limp vellum, custom slipcase. Doves Press. 8vo. original limp vellum, custom slipcase. 260, (1); 373, (1) pages. First edition (first part, one of 300 copies on paper; second part, one of 250 copies on paper). Spine of Part Two lightly age darkened. Some discoloration to vellum, as usual. Housed in a finely-crafted custom cloth slipcase with leather fore-edges to protect both volumes. Overall a near fine set of this increasing scarce publication. Tidcombe... Read more
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$3750.00
Please Listen

Please Listen

by ALAN, Nicola

Bushey Heath: Taurus Press, n.d.. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Paul Peter Piech. Oblong 8vo. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout with Paul Peter Piech linocuts. Bound in red paper-covered boards with a linocut title label mounted on the front cover. Of an edition limited to 200 copies, this is number 1. Signed by Piech at the colophon. Light, scattered foxing. Paul Peter Piech (1920-1996) was born in Brooklyn to Ukrainian parents. Stationed by the US Army in England during WWII, he moved... Read more
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$75.00
Two Warriors

Two Warriors

by SMITH, Edward Lincoln

Seattle: Frank McCaffrey at his Dogwood Press, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Small 8vo. Pp. 47. Two essays by Smith, one concerning John Knox ("Saint or Sinner"); the other concerning Oliver Cromwell ("His Place in History"). Quarter brown morocco, with gilt lettering, over gray paper-covered boards, presented here in top-notch condition. Both essays were given as addresses to the Monday Club, which continues to thrive today, meeting monthly at Seattle's Rainier Club. Smith was the minister at... Read more
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$25.00
The Private Journals of Stendhal, 1811-1817

The Private Journals of Stendhal, 1811-1817

by Stendhal [Beyle, Henri]; Carmody, Francis (Editor, Translator); Dean, Mallette (Wood Engravings)

Kentfield, California: The L-D Allen Press, 1954. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Dean, Mallette. One of 175 copies, quarto size, 146 pp. Marie-Henri Beyle (1783-1842) is likely best remembered today for his novels "Le Rouge et le Noir" and "La Chartreuse de Parme", and is considered one of the earliest authors of realism. Stendhal saw much of the Europe of his day; as part of the Napoleonic army he participated in the 1812 invasion of Russia (and the retreat therefrom); served as the... Read more
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$330.00
Stranger Walking

Stranger Walking

by MAZLISH, Anne

Seal Harbor, ME: High Loft, 1982. One small scuff at foot of spine, otherwise fine. 8vo. 47, [2] pages. Frontispiece etching by Jan Swearer. Quarter blue morocco, blue cloth boards, decorated endpapers, gilt-lettered on spine. Copy X of 20 copies specially bound by Gray Parrot. Signed by the author and illustrator.
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$150.00
Epitaph, A Poem. [Signed ltd edition]

Epitaph, A Poem. [Signed ltd edition]

by Dreiser, Theodore, and Robert Fawcett

New York: Heron Press, 1929. Signed Limited Edition. Leather_bound. Near Fine. 59 unnumbered pages, frontispiece, illustrations. 31 cm. 4to. Hardcover. Full leather bound. Ttitle, author, and decoration in steel and gilt onlay to front cover. Book Condition: Near Fine with wear to the covers mostly along the spine, a very sound binding and pristine interior. This is copy number 200 of a total edition of 1100. Only the first 200 copies are printed on hand made Van Gelder paper and bound in full leather.... Read more
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$225.00
THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS

THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS

by STEVENSON, Robert Louis

San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1952. First Thus. Cloth-backed Patterned Boards. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. (viii), 181, (3) pages. First Edition thus; one of 900 un-numbered copies (First published in 1883). Octavo. Linen cloth-backed patterned boards. Paper spine titling. Original plain paper jacket. Stevenson's memoir of his honeymoon trip with Fanny Vandgrift and her son Lloyd Osbourne to the Napa Calley, California, in 1880. Unable to afford a hotel, the honeymoon was spent in an abandoned... Read more
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$45.00