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THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL

THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL

by Williams, William Carlos

Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1923. Hard Cover. Good+ binding. Octavo.79, [1] pp. First edition; numbered 275 of 300 copies; signed by Williams on the front free endpaper. Bound as issued in publisher's cloth-backed boards; lacking title label. Binding is bumped at the board edges; spine ends softened with some fraying; boards toned; offsetting to the endpapers; a closed tear to the fore-edge of the front free endpaper has been discreetly mended; an additional short closed tear to the fore-edge margin... Read more
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$1375.00
Forgetting to Count

Forgetting to Count

by Plimpton, Sarah

[New York, 1997. Artist's book, one of 20 copies, all on Arches paper each signed and numbered by Sarah Plimpton. Page size: 5-3/4 x 8-11/16 inches; 32pp. Bound: loose as issued in publisher's tan wrappers, housed in custom-made brown cloth over boards clamshell box with paper label on spine printed in black with title and author / artist. Sarah Plimpton's poem is accompanied by her own aquatints which were printed b Peter Pettengill in Hinsdale, NH. Ms. Plimpton designed and illustrated and printed the... Read more
Item Price
$750.00
ELEGIES Nine Poems

ELEGIES Nine Poems

by R F Brissenden

Canberra: Brindabella Press, 1974. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Robin Wallace-Crabbe. No.237 in an edition of 310 and signed by both author and illustrator below colophon. All in fine, clean, crisp and bright internal order. A little spotting to paper title label on black card covers. 8vo. Unpaginated.
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£35.00
WILLIAM BLAKE: CREATIVE WILL AND THE POETIC IMAGE

WILLIAM BLAKE: CREATIVE WILL AND THE POETIC IMAGE

by (BLAKE, WILLIAM). LINDSAY, JACK

London: [Printed at the Burleigh Press, Bristol, for] Fanfrolico Press, 1927. FIRST EDITION. 203 x 133 mm. (8 x 5 1/4"). 4 p.l. (including a blank), 55, [1] pp. Original green paper boards and burgundy cloth spine with gilt lettering. With an etching by Lindsay at the front. Light staining on front pastedown (vestiges of bookplate?), otherwise very fine. A substantial analysis divided into six parts, this, as the book indicates, "is not a critical essay on Blake's poetry, but an effort to define the... Read more
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$62.00
The Cabin.

The Cabin.

San Francisco: Arion Press, 1992. Wood engraving by Michael McCurdy. One of 500 copies. Title and initial letter printed in brown. Printed in Goudy Old Style. 14 pp. 8vo., original brown wrappers with wood veneer printed label on upper cover. A fine copy.||The world famous writer David Mamet on the log cabin in which he writes as well as its contents.|
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£60.00
The Cat Circus

The Cat Circus

by Jessica Jame Charleston

Jessica Jane Charleston, 2014. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Self-published in an edition of 27 copies, a concertina folded artwork between letterpress printed boards. Dedicated by author/artist to reverse. Exceptionally scarce. 16mo. Unpaginated.
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£40.00
Portfolio Three: A Further Collection of Resettings, Specimen Settings & Display Settings Printed By Will & Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge, England, 1982

Portfolio Three: A Further Collection of Resettings, Specimen Settings & Display Settings Printed By Will & Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge, England, 1982

by Carter, Will ; Carter, Sebastian

Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press , 1982. Portfolio containing 20 loose print samples and a folder containing 4 photographs of carvings. Limited to (about!) 500 copies. Spine a little faded. Otherwise, an excellent copy. . Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good.
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£35.00
Three Poems from The Bridge

Three Poems from The Bridge

by Designer Binding. Red Angel Press. Crane, Hart

[Bremen, ME: Red Angel Press], 2004. Unique binding by Gabrielle Fox, from an edition of 100 copies, the poetry on Saunders Waterford paper and the title page and illustrations on Sekishu, signed by the artist / printer, Ron Keller. Page size: 12-1/2 inches x 7-1/2 inches, oblong octavo. Binding: full blue Valencia goatskin, with slightly raised bridge image on both front and back boards achieved by a layer of watercolor under leather, various shades of grey goatskin onlays, the outline of the bridge... Read more
Item Price
$4000.00
Compost

Compost

by John Burrell Sinclair

Hartsop: Privately Published, 2004. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Anthology of aphorisms, etc. All in VG internal order. Dedicated by author to fep. Cream card covers rather grubby. Scarce publication of which I can find no record. 12mo. 40pp.
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£10.00
As From The Thirties

As From The Thirties

by Roy Fuller

Edinburgh: The Tragara Press, 1983. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. No. 44 from the edition of 135. Bookplate of poet Ann Ridler to inner flap. In VG order throughout. Plain green card covers with paper label to front. 8vo. Unpaginated.
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£10.00
A Fayre And Happy Milke-Mayd

A Fayre And Happy Milke-Mayd

by John Webster

Sidcot: The Gruffyground Press, 1995. Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. From an edition of 205 copies printed for Gruffyground by The Rampant Lions Press, this is in fine internal order. Light wear only to printed card wraps. 8vo. Unpaginated. [8pp].
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£20.00
Utter

Utter

by David Redfield

Syderstone: Hawthorn Press, 2010. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Diane Griffiths. Scare collection. VG/near-fine throughout. This is a charity sale on behalf of Friends of Morston Church (reg.1099831). 8vo. 32pp.
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£10.00
THE POETICAL WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

THE POETICAL WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

by (KELMSCOTT PRESS). (BINDINGS - KNICKERBOCKER PRESS BINDERY). SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE

Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894-95. ONE OF 250 COPIES on paper (and six on vellum). 210 x 145 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/4"). Three volumes. Edited by F. S. Ellis. EXTRAORDINARILY HANDSOME DARK GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT (stamp-signed "G. P. Putnam's Sons" on front doublure, "The Knickerbocker Press" on rear doublure), covers with French fillet border and central panel diapered in elongated ogival compartments containing a stylized "S," raised bands, spine compartments framed by multiple rules with a... Read more
Item Price
$15600.00
A COMMUNICATION TO MY FRIENDS

A COMMUNICATION TO MY FRIENDS

by (NONESUCH PRESS). MOORE, GEORGE

[London]: Nonesuch Press, 1933. No. 426 OF 1,000 COPIES. 240 x 150 mm. (9 3/8 x 5 3/4"). 86 pp., [1] leaf. Publisher's grained quarter suede over paper boards, flat spine with titling in gilt along length, all edges untrimmed. In original (somewhat worn) brown printed dust jacket. Dreyfus 87. Tiny bump to one corner and insignificant paper tear to another, dust jacket with chip to tail and split along one fold, faint offsetting to free endpapers from binder's glue, otherwise a pristine copy internally.... Read more
Item Price
$42.00
Camille (La Dame Aux Camelias)

Camille (La Dame Aux Camelias)

by Dumas, Alexandre

London: The Limited Editions Club at the Curwen Press, 1937. Collector's Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in Very Good slipcase. 28 x 22 cm. Quarto. xi 214pp. Bound in white gilt stamped linen, in slipcase. Translated from the French and with an introduction by Edmund Gosse. Illustrated with 12 drawings by Marie Laurencin. Limited to 1500 copies signed by the artist, this being copy 1130. Gilt top foredge. Slipcase shows some wear and toning. Faint mark to front cover.
Item Price
$300.00
For Now

For Now

by Plimpton, Sarah

[New York, 2008. Artist's book, one of 15 copies, all on Fabriano Tiepolo paper, each copy signed and numbered by the poet / artist / printer, Sarah Plimpton. Page size: 8-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches; 20pp. Bound: loose as issued, in cinnamon-colored wrappers, black label title printed in gold on spine housed in brick-colored cloth custom-made clamshell box, black leather label with title and author in gold gilt on spine, made by Claudia Cohen. Ms. Plimpton's poem reads, "one eye / drawing circles / with... Read more
Item Price
$750.00
The Book of Heavenly Death

The Book of Heavenly Death

by Walt Whitman; Horace Traubel

Portland, Maine: Thomas B Mosher, 1907. Second Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 19 x 14.5 cm. 12mo. 103 pages. Facsimile of Whitman's endoresment and a frontispiece portrait. One of 500 copies printed on Van Gelder handmade paper. Second edition, done two years after the first which was also limited to 500 copies. Bound in blue boards with white spine label. Some sun fading to the spine. Previous owner's bookplate and small date stamp on front fixed endpaper.
Item Price
$75.00
Shadowland

Shadowland

by Glaister, Donald and Jacqueline Thurston

[Vashon, WA and Palo Alto, CA]: Foolsgold Studio and Springtide Press, 2016. Artist's book, one of six copies, all on black Revere paper, each copy unique with a variation of the final Cibachrome print (Winged Grief), each copy signed and numbered by the artist / poet, Jacqueline Thurston, on the colophon. Page size: 15 x 13.5 inches; 28pp; 4 of which are gate-fold. Bound by Donald Glaister, assisted by Gabby Cooksey, the pages on tabs to allow for complete opening of each page spread, full black... Read more
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$8500.00
Glaciation [SIGNED]

Glaciation [SIGNED]

by Will Stone

Cambridge: Salt Publishing, 2007. First . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. Dedicated by Stone to title page ("To Fiona who warmly introduced me at Wells Poetry 2008") and in near-fine order throughout. Smart black boards with bright silver titling to spine. Unclipped near-fine d/j. This is a charity sale on behalf of Friends of Morston Church (reg.1099831). 8vo. 67pp
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£15.00
Miscellaneous Poems

Miscellaneous Poems

by Jonathan Swift

The Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. limited. Hard Cover. very good. Quarto. 1/4 vellem with marble boards. With wood engravings by Robert Gibbings.Limited to 375 numbered copies of which this is #241. There is some age-toning at egges of boards of front cover. Two bookplates on front endpaper. One from the library of Crosby Gaige. Lacking slipcase.
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$100.00
The Sayings and Doings of T.E. Lawrence,

The Sayings and Doings of T.E. Lawrence,

by Lawrence, T.E. (Sims, R.G.)

Wakefield: The Fleece Press, 1994. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A fine copy of this now hard to find edition of the Sayings and Doings of T.E. Lawrence as related to R.G. Sims whilst TEL was stationed at Bridlington towards the end of his RAF career in 1934-5. Bound in blue cloth with TES stamped to front. The volume contains the fine series of portrait photographs taken by Sims in White Cottage, Hornsea. This volume is an elegant production from Simon Lawrence at... Read more
Item Price
£210.00
POEMS WRITTEN IN THE YEAR MCMXIII BY ROBERT BRIDGES POET LAUREATE

POEMS WRITTEN IN THE YEAR MCMXIII BY ROBERT BRIDGES POET LAUREATE

by (ASHENDENE PRESS). BRIDGES, ROBERT

Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1914. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 85 COPIES ON PAPER (and six on vellum), none of them for sale. 220 x 182 mm. (8 3/4 x 6 3/8"). 2 p.l. (first blank), 20 pp. Original holland-backed blue paper boards. Hand-painted initials in red or blue. Three lines printed in red. Hornby 28; Franklin, p. 239. Boards a little soiled, tiny chip to head of spine, but an excellent copy, the text clean, fresh, and bright, and the fragile original binding entirely solid. One of 40 memorably beautiful... Read more
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$3900.00
C-S, THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN

C-S, THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN

by (DOVES PRESS - LEAF BOOK). (ADAGIO PRESS). STROUSE, NORMAN H. and JOHN DREYFUS

Harper Woods, Michigan: [Printed by Leonard F. Bahr at] The Adagio Press, 1969. ONE OF 12 COPIES WITH TWO ORIGINAL LEAVES PRINTED ON VELLUM (and, of these, one of 10 with a gilt initial) from a total edition of 329 copies. SIGNED BY THE PRINTER. 390 x 255 mm. (15 1/2 x 10"). 49, [1] pp., [3] leaves (last blank). Publisher's vellum-backed marbled paper boards, gilt titling on spine. In the original tan linen slipcase. Mounted photo of Emery Walker and Cobden-Sanderson laid in at front. Text printed in... Read more
Item Price
$4680.00
HOKUSAI A Poem [SIGNED]

HOKUSAI A Poem [SIGNED]

by David Burnett

Oldham: Incline Press, 1996. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Hui Fang Lee. From an edition of 140 of which this is no.97, signed by Burnett and Lee "who has signed the prints [to the front and back covers] with her stone-cut logo-type". In fine internal order, with tipped in frontispiece being self portrait of Hokusai. Minor edgewear to card covers. 4to. Unpaginated [20pp]
Item Price
£35.00
Doubt Dance

Doubt Dance

by Renee Auriema

Out-of series limited edition of 200 copies. Woodcut illustration of a rabbit to back, interior wrap flap. Grey paper wraps with text to front. No previous owners' names or other markings. Very slight sunning to spine and front wrap (see image). 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. All shipments through insured USPS Priority Mail.
Item Price
$105.00