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8vo. 436pp. Stated: First American Edition form the Last London Edition." Contemporary full calf. Spine with simple gilt rules. Lettering label perished, upper hinge strengthened, heel of spine worn, light soil and trace of foxing else a very good copy. Scarce 1806 printing. Volume 2 only, of 3.
Lectures on the Elements of Chemistry, Delivered in the University of Edinburgh;... Vol. II.
Black, Joseph
Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey, 1806.
Price: $75.00
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4to. (4),115,(1),(4)pp. Green/orange color-shifting cloth; vintage orange Chinese paper endpapers; gilt spine title; woodcut greeting as a paste-in to the upper board. One of 75 numbered special copies incorporating the catalog of the exhibition and containing four woodcuts printed directly at the Palace Press from Baumann's original blocks on German Ansbach paper purchased by Baumann prior to 1940. Finely bound by Pruiscilla Spitler and housed in a special slipcase of dark green cloth, paper sides printed from woodblocks as well. Signed by both authors and the binder on the colophon. One of the woodblocks (the Koshare logo, printed on the reverse of the colophon leaf) is from a Baumann block never before printed. All of the woodblocks were donated to the New Mexico History Museum by the Ann Baumann Trust. A fine, as new copy.
Gustave Baumann and Friends: Artist Cards from Holiday's Past
Moss, Jean, and Thomas Leech
Santa Fé: Museum of New Mexico Press ;Press at the Palace of the Governors, 2014.
Price: $500.00
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Two volumes. 8vo. Half leather, marbled paper boards and endpapers. Spines with gilt titles. Top edges gilt. <p>Contains: Syr Tryamour, Syr Isenbras, Syr Degore, Syr Gowghter, The Hye Way to the Spyttell Hous, The Schole House of Women, The Defence of Women, The Proude Wyues Pater Noster and The Wife Lapped in Morels Skin. <p>The first couple and last couple of pages in both volumes have a stain along the bottom edge , the leather and board papers are rubbed else this is a very good set.<p>Francis Palgrave's copy, with his signature on the title page of volume one dated 1841. And with the bookplates of printer John Frank Connor in each volume.
Select Pieces of Early Popular Poetry: Re-published Principally from Early Printed Copies in the Black Letter
Utterson, Edward Vernon
London: T. Davison for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817.
Price: $500.00
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Square 8vo. 91,(1) unnumbered pages. Printed in red and black throughout with illustrations on every other page in red and black after J. V. Barnett.<p>This is a compilation (and a U.S. pirated edition?) of two of Dean's London publications: "Rummical Rhymes and Pictures", which, according to Arthur Deex, was published in 1862; and " Ye Comical Rhymes of Ancient Times Dug Up into Jokes for Small Folk", 1864. The "Bookselelr" of September 30, 1864, attributed authorship of the verses to Charles Henry Ross; the illustrations are signed in the Dean editions by "JVB"; i.e., J. V. Barnett. His initials have been removed from the American illustrations.<p>Part one is an alphabet book; each letter is somehow part of the illustration as well as the nonsense verse: There was a Young Lady of Cork, Who declining to eat with a Fork, Her Fingers would use, And the feelings abuse, Of the delicate people of Cork.Each letter of the alphabet has its own illustration and verse except I & J and V & U, which are each combined.<p>The second half of the book seems to be a printing of the "Ye Comical Rhymes of Ancient Times", also with a page for the verse, with the red and black illustration facing: Hokee Pokee! Hankee Pankee! I'm the Queen of Swinkee Swankee! And I'm pretty well, I thankee!<p>Publisher's plain purplish cloth, title in gilt on the upper board; pencil ownership name on the front free endpaper; hinges and edges lightly worn with a wear mark on the upper board, some fingering soil to the text pages but a very good to near fine copy and quite scarce: only 3 copies located worldwide; the original Dean's editions are likewise scarce.  The date of publication is taken from the "American Literary Gazette" of September 16, 1867, which lists this title as 'recently published'.
Nonsensical Rhymes Illustrated (Rummical Rhymes; Ye Comical Rhymes of Ancient Times)
(Ross, Charles Henry)
New York: Hurd and Houghton, (1867).
Price: $500.00
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4to. Ten pp. (12 if you count the pastedowns). Spiral bound pictorial color boards showing most of the Disney characters as of 1942, with the upper boards depicting the Victory Parade, and the lower board showing Mickey and Donald within in a 'V' and the three pigs and Pluto within a 'V' in Morse Code. Eight movable or lift-up parts. All parts are working. There are flaps, slides and wheels to tell the story of Donald being pursued by the Big Bad Wolf and his little wolves. The Big Bad Wolf wears a swastika on his hat, and the little wolves wear hats with Japanese and Italian symbols, representing the Axis Powers.  They are after Donald's treasure chest which contains something to help win the war. All of the Disney characters help Donald escape as he runs through Washington D.C. At the end the treasure is revealed: A Defense Savings Bond Stamp Book with one stamp as Donald's gift. When filed, the album could be redeemed for a $25 bond. <p>A very nice copy with only a trace of wear to the edges, the final wheel with some rubbing around the pivot, and the expected light soil to the pull tabs. <p> A scarce Disney item, rare in full working condition and more so with the Savings Stamp Book present.
The Victory March: The Mystery of the Treasure Chest
Disney, Walt
n.p.: Walt Disney Productions, (1942).
Price: $750.00
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Large folio. Half leather, spine in 6 compartments, gilt; maroon colored pebbled cloth, gilt title on the upper board; all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. With 44 full page chromolithographed illustrations of the uniforms of the United States Army from 1775 to 1888, accompanied by Nelson's text in letterpress. The lithographs are after water colors by H. A. Ogden. Prepared and executed by the Quartermaster General of the United States under authority of the Secretary of War. Lithographed by G. H. Buek & Co.<p> De Luxe edition, one of 1500 copies of which this is No. 51.<p> Reissued in 1959 and 1998, but the reissues are a pale reflection of the beauty of the original chromolithographs. Now rare complete with all 44 plates present, many copies having been disbound to have the plates framed. <p>We note some small repairs to the cloth boards, a bump on one edge, and two mended marginal tears on the title page else this is a near fine copy.
The Army of the United States
Nelson, Henry Loomis
New York: B. M. Whitlock, n.d. (1889).
Price: $1,500.00
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12mo. 229 (3)pp. Contemporary red morocco tooled in a decorative floral gilt design on both boards; spine in five compartments with raised bands, gilt. All edges gilt. Metal clasps. Marbled paper pastedowns. Engraved title page vignette, nine full page engraved plates, engraved section endings, some in black and some in red. Printed in red and black throughout. And with the engraved printer's device in red on the final page.<p>Upper board lacks some leather (from wear?) exposing the wooden board beneath; one clasp missing the end-hook, hinges lightly rubbed else this is very good condition, though the metal of the clasps has offset a bit onto the first and last page edges. Contains the Calendar of Saints, the Beginning of the Gospel of St. John, he Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, followed by the Penitential Psalms, the Litany and then the Passion According to  St. John, all in Latin; At the end is the Tabla, in Spanish.<p>Neat early ownership signature on the reverse of the tittle page. Library blindstamp on the bottom of the title page and the last leaf. Bookplate of Richard Boycott on the front pastedown: gules on a chief argent, three grenadoes proper, and the motto" Pro Rege at Religione". These arms were granted by Charles II of England in 1663 to Sylvanus Boycott of Hinton, and Francis Boycott of Byldwas, sons of William Boycott. The father had furnished Charles I with grenadoes and other supplies, and the sons had aided Charles II when a fugitive.  (See Almack, "Bookplates", p. 48.) <p>Nice little book. Palau 199504.
Oficio de la Virgen Maria Segun et Breviario Romano por el Papa Urbano VIII
Catholic Church: Liturgy
Amberes (Antwerp): En La Emprenta Plantiniana, Balthasar Moretus, 1724.
Price: $350.00
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Thin 8vo. Each letter of the alphabet has a full page full color illustration of a member of the military in caricature, and a comic caption on the following page. Bound in red, white and blue cloths, gilt spine title, full color pasteon to the upper board in a gilt frame.<p>Only a trace of soil; a near fine copy.<p>With a handwritten presentation "General Pennypacker from Eleanor" followed by (in the General's hand), "(From Miss Eleanor S. Nicholson -- Philadelphia, December 25th, 1894.)"<p>Galusha Pennypacker (1844-1916) was a Union general during the War Between the States. He is to this day the youngest person to hold the rank of brigadier general in the U.S.Army and the only general too young to vote for the president who appointed him ( or anybody else, for that matter.) Only the Marquis de LaFayette was younger (at age 19) when he became Major General in the Continental Army.
The Comic Military Alphabet: Army, Navy, National Guard
(Gen. Pennypacker's Copy) Falls, De Witt C.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1894).
Price: $500.00
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Folio. (8),xxiv,(207,216-396pp. Half title present. Text continuous and complete despite quirky pagination. Contemporary calf boards, old reback with black and red lettering labels, gilt. Labels chipped, boards worn, hinges rubbed; text bkock fine. Many times reprinted in the following century. Wing B5781; ESTC R14508.
An Exposition of the Thirty=Nine Articles of the Church of England
(Church of England) Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum
London: R. Roberts for Ri. Chiswell, 1699.
Price: $350.00
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12mo. 16pp. Illustrated with 12 woodcuts. Self wrappers. Likely the first edition. Uncut and unbound: A single sheet printed on both sides, folded for binding, but never cut or bound. Rare in this condition.<p>Osborne ascribed a date of c. 1790, a similar book under the same title was printed in the United States by Isaiah Thomas, 1794 (Welch, #173).  Osborne. p. 3.<p> In fine condition with only a trace of aging, though the title page is printed close to the edge and it reverse touches the printing on the page (see photo.) .  Housed in a custom  case.
Entertaining Fables for the Instruction of Children
(Chap Book: Uncut and unbound))
Irongate, Derby: J. Drewry, ca. 1790.
Price: $2,000.00
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Parabaik, (accordion, or concertina-style) book. Four by six inches (closed) but 6 by 58 inches fully opened. Heavy handmade paper pasted to form 32 panels containing 8 double page paintings per side for a total of 16. Bound into carved wooden covers. The covers depict a tiger on one and a boar on another. The miniatures are original art and depict tattoo patterns for a client to choose. The images are in pigments of green, red, ochre, flesh, blue and purple, and are surrounded by text and/or symbols in black. <p>  Wood of one cover split but firmly attached, finish lightly rubbed, but images are in fine condition.
Burmese Parabaik
(Tattoo Book)
Burma: n.p., 19th cent.
Price: $1,500.00
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8vo. 142pp. Vellum spine, gilt; red paper over boards; slipcase. Contains 65 examples of Angelo's work, many of which are in color and illuminated by hand. Finely printed on a hand press using De Roos and Perpetua types on Ivory Tweedweave Text. One of 55 signed and numbered copies; this is number 55. A fine copy in a fine slipcase. Prospectus and order form laid in.<p>Together with: 'Valenti Angelo, Author + Illustrator + Printer. An Autobiographical Story", Bronxville, 1920. 8vo. 18pp. Decorative wrappers. A fine copy.
Valenti Angelo: Author + Illustrator + Printer. A Checklist of His Work from 1926 to 1970
Angelo, Valenti
Bronxville: (Valenti Angelo), 1970.
Price: $1,000.00
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Two volumes. 4to. 179;278pp. Full gilt vellum with gilt lettered leather labels on the spines. Profusely illustrated, including many plates, and with handcolored vignettes on the title pages. Seven facsimile hornbooks present in special compartments at the front of each volume. <p>Vellum lightly soiled else a fine set. Housed in green cloth slipcase. A comprehensive work and still the best on the subject to date.
History of the Horn-Book
Tuer, Andrew
London: The Leadenhall Press, 1896.
Price: $1,500.00
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Two volumes, small 4to. Contemporary quarter leather, spine gilt, green cloth boards/ Top edges gilt. Green coated endpapers. Volume I covers Manuscripts and Printed Books A through K; Volume II covers Printed Books L to Z. Engraved frontispiece of Dyce with his facsimile signature. Correction pages at the end of volume II. Spine tips neatly replaced, light general wear else this is a very good set in a contemporary binding. With the bookplates in each volume of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet.
A Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts Bequeathed by the Reverend Alexander Dyce
South Kensington Museum: Dyce Collection (Signet Copy)
London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1875.
Price: $200.00
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8vo. 351(1),(4)pp. Original wrappers printed in black and red.  The title p[ge bears the Bilbao imprint but the cover shows Madrid. Inscribed by Unamuno on the half title: "A Mr. Rudolf Schevill, su amigo, Miguel de Unamuno." Schevill is the great Cervantes scholar and editor. Wraps soiled; the upper wrap has been professionally rehinged and remargined along the top; pages are darkened with age but largely unopened; a very good copy and quite rare signed. Housed in a custom morocco backed clamshell case. In Spanish.
Poesias (Signed)
Unamuno, Miguel de
Bilbao and Madrid: José Rojas; Fernando Fe; Vicroriano Suárez, 1907.
Price: $1,000.00
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LArge 8vo. xxix,(2)676pp. Blue cloth, gilt spine titles, upper board embossed with a design of Sandburg's signature. Traces of wear and soil, top edge stain partially perished near the spine, a very good copy. Dustwrapper is price-clipped else is near fine with only a trace of roughness along the top edge. Signed by the author on the preliminary blank.
Complete Poems (Signed)
Sandburg, Carl
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1950).
Price: $350.00
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4to. (14),51,(1)pp. The half-title is present with its advertisement on the reverse. Also present are the Prologue and the Epilogue. The earliest copies lack these leaves, but an unsigned leaf was inserted after A4 headed "Prologue to the OPERA, Spoken by Mr. Betterton." H2 was cancelled and a new leaf headed [H2v]: The EPILOGUE. Spoken by Mrs. Bracegirdle, the word FINIS being transferred from H2 to H2v.  <p>The text block shows some aging and light staining; it is finely bound in full crushed crimson morocco, unsigned but reminiscent of Sangorski: Spine in six compartments with raised bands, intricately tooled in gilt; gilt rules on the boards; gilt inner dentelles; endpapers of crimson Victorian cloth in a linen effect. Top edge gilt. The text has been bulked out with several pages of blank paper in the rear. A nice copy of the scarce first edition in a fine binding.<p>Dryden's 'King Arthur' owes little to the Arthur of history of romance. The play centers around a battle with Oswald, a Saxon leader, which Arthur wins. He also wing the faire but blind Emmeline, whose sight is restored by Merlin.  The play was first performed at the Queen's Theatre with music by Purcell, and marks the likely beginning of a rekindling of interest in King Arthur and other things monarchial after their suppression by Cromwell and the Commonwealth.<p>Macdonald, 91 a ii. Arthurian Encyclopedia 121. Wing D2299. ESTC R18755.
King Arthur: Or, The British Worthy. A Dramatck Opera
Dryden, John
London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1691.
Price: $3,000.00
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<p> 4to. Three parts in one volume. Each part commences with its own title page and woodcut frontispiece of the Round Table. <p>Sixth edition of Malory's Morte d'Arthur and the first edition obtainable. It was preceded by Caxton, 1485; De Worde, 1498 & 1529; Copland, 1557 and East, 1578, none of which are available barring a new discovery. The establishment of the Commonwealth under Cromwell spelled the end of editions of Malory and other books favoring the monarchy until 1816.  <p>This copy bound in a well executed nineteenth century unsigned binding of full brown morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands, all gilt; gilt rules on the boards and all edges gilt. The binding is in fine condition.  <p>Complete except for a mounting, remargining and restoration of the frontispiece to Part III. The first thing to check with the 1634 Malory is how many pages are defective or in facsimile; usually there are several. This copy is entirely complete with only the frontispiece woodcut of Part III remargined at the fore-edge and bottom edge, and with the top outer corner restored with a few words in fine manuscript facsimile to match the printed type. The only other defect we have noted is an old stain (candle soot?) on Part I, leaf Ff2. (Some catalogues note the lack of the final blank in Part II, leaf Rr2, but this leaf is not called for and Part II in this copy ends correctly with leaf Rr1. )<p>This is essentially a near fine, complete copy of the earliest edition of the Morte d'Arthur obtainable.<p>STC 806; ESTC S100230; Printing and the Mind of Man, 29, for the Caxton printing.
(Morte d'Arthur:) The Most Ancient and Famous History of the Renowned Prince Arthur King of Britaine, ...
Malory, Sir Thomas
London: Printed for William Stansby for Iacob Bloome, 1634.
Price: $60,000.00
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Thin 4to. (38)pp. Pictorial paper over boards, bright yellow cloth spine, decorated endpapers. Each page illustrated in either black & white or color with scenes from the Fantasia production. A near fine, with only the barest trace of soil and with a trace of wear along the edges. The dustwrapper is present. It is not price-clipped and it is lightly soiled and rubbed else in very good condition. A scarce early Disney title.
Dance of the Hours from Walt Disney's Fantasia
Disney, Walt
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1940).
Price: $400.00
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Limited edition, one of 200 copies finely printed letterpress on Finale, the final paper made at the Hayle Mill, this being number 110. The book is bound longstitch through a vellum spine with covers of Barcham Green Nefertiti. In the publisher's clamshell case along with the folding map of the Loose Valley as it was in 1856 with its paper mills, a portfolio of 19 vintage photographs showing the mill and various papermaking operations, and a final portfolio of 12 papers made at the mill. A fine exemplar. Actually from the collection of Mel Kavin, but you will have to take our word for that as he did not mark it in any way.
Papermaking at the Hayle Mill 1808-1987
Green, Maureen
Newwark, VT: The Janus Press, 2008.
Price: $850.00
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12mo. Publisher's orange cloth binding, gilt spine titles. Minor soiling but a near fine copy. The dustwrapper is lightly soiled with a trace of roughness along the edges but is near fine. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.
The House of Gold (Signed)
O'Flaherty, Liam
London: Jonathan Cape, 1929.
Price: $450.00
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Jubilee Edition. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by the author. Vellum pine, leather lettering piece, gilt; decorated paper boards. Top edge gilt. A fine copy. The dustwrapper is fine as well.
Liza of Lambeth (Signed)
Maugham, W. Somerset
London: William heinemann Ltd, 1947.
Price: $300.00
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Miniature book. 1-7/16 by 1-3/16 inches. Copy No. 111 of 150 finely printed on the Ashendene hand press by Linnea Gentry from the original Ashendene pates used for the original printing for Queen Mary's Dollhouse in 1923. Bound in full niger morocco, spine in three compartments with raised bands, gilt; gilt rules on the boards; all edges gilt. Housed in the publisher's clamshell case, morocco spine, gilt, with cloth sides and an ingenious cutout to house and protect the small book. And with the original prospectus for this edition laid into the publisher's cloth chemise. A fine copy in a fine case.
The Ashendene Press Edition of Horace's Carmina Sapphica
(Miniature) Horace
Boston: Anne and David Bromer, (1983).
Price: $400.00
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The second edition. Four volumes. 12mo. Contemporary full marbled calf. Nicely rebacked at a early date with the original spies laid-on. A very good set with light wear to the joints, spine tips and corners. Contemporary ownership name of M. Harris Rosenarne on each title page; Early ownership name of B. S., Hack on each front free endpaper. And with the woodcut bookplates of Glanville Wynkoop Smith on the front pastedown of each volume.
The Mysteries of Udolpho
Radcliffe, Ann
London: G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794.
Price: $1,000.00
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Oblong 4to. Cloth spine, glazed pictorial boards. 6pp plus full color, full page illustrations not included in the pagination. Occasional light fingering soil, free endpapers replaced with plain paper in a muted tone, title page remargined along the top (no loss) and with a few stray old ink marks; occasional short closed and repaired marginal tears (no loss). covers lightly soled and worn at the edges, but still a good copy and definitely better than the typical copy offered, Early work by the Golliwogg chroniclers..
The Vege-Men's Revenge
Upton, Bertha
London, New York & Bompay: Lonmans. Green & Co, 1897.
Price: $400.00
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4to. 64pp plus 64pp. Green cloth spine, glazed full color pictorial boards. Pictorial endpapers. Two early Disney stories from Silly Symphony in one volume. The Three Little Pigs is illustrated in black and white and with 12 full page full color illustrations. This is followed by The Big Bad Wolf and Little Riding Hood, with its own title page, also illustrated in black and white and with 11 full color full page illustrations and one double page full color illustration. The front endpapers show the three pigs and the wolf; the rear show a map through the forest from Red's house to Grandma's: it goes by the house of the three pigs and so they figure in the story. This is a fine, sharp copy, with only a trace of wear along the bottom edge. The dustwrapper is present. It is a little worn on the spine and stained along the bottom, else very good and not price-clipped. It contains the special sticker announcing the second story and that this is the Combined Edition. The Three Little Pigs was published in the previous year as a stand-alone title, and Red Riding Hood in 1934 also as a stand-alone. Scarce in collectible condition as individual volumes and downright rare in the Combined Edition.
Three Little Pigs; The Big Bad Wolf and Little Riding Hood Combined Edition
Disney, Walt
New York: Blue Ribbon Books, (1934).
Price: $1,000.00
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Small 8vo. (28),291,(1)pp. 19th cent. full calf by Hering of Regent Street. marbled endpapers and edges. Author's name from Wing; sometimes erroneously attributed to David Craufurd. Bound without portrait or errata slip, sometimes present. Rebacked with original backstrip laid on (with some loss to the edges), boards yawning a bit, else a very good copy. With a blank modern bookplate on the front free endpaper and the armorial plate of Somerst on the front pastedown. Wing C6853; ESTC R5167.
The History of the House of Esté. From the time of Forrestus until the Death of Alphonsus the last Duke of Ferrara ...
Craufurd, James
London: J. M. for Rich. Chiswell at the Rose and Crown in St Pauls Church-yard, 1681.
Price: $500.00
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4to. Black quarter morocco and Japanese cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on red leather spine. The text is was composed in Ehrhardt types and printed on Frankfurt mould made paper. Foreword and Notes by Henry Morris. Tipped-in original folio and quarto leaves from Mountain House books, 4 original light-and-shade watermarked papers made by all three Hunters, color photos, and 30 pages of black and white illustrations. Illustrated with original watermarked leaves, and 5 original double leaves from "Old Paper-Making", "Papermaking in Siam", Old Papermaking in China and Japan", "Papermaking in Indo-China", and "Papermaking by Hand in America." There is also a leaf from Dard II's "The Life Work of Dard Hunter." There are reset pages from Roycroft books and rare ephemera , color photos of DH's stained-glass, marbled and paste papers, black and white photos of moulds, watermarks, and type specimens.  One of 225 numbered copies. I fine condition.  In  original gold colored silk cloth covered clamshell box with gilt lettering on red leather spine label, also in fine condition.  With Publisher's Prospectus laid-in.
Dard Hunter & Son
Hunter, Dard, II, and Dard Hunter, III
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1998.
Price: $1,000.00
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8vo. xii,50pp. Cloth spine, gilt; paper over bards with a gilt block of a hand press on the upper board. Map endpapers showing the dates of the first known printing in the several sates. Illustrated. Bibliography. One of 300 copies, this copy unnumbered, but with a lengthy inscription form Herschel and Anne Logan to Bill and Lucille Rasmussen, friends of the press. A fine copy. Issued without dustwrapper.
The American Hand Press--its Origin, Development and Use
Logan, Herschel C.
Whittier: The Curt Zoler Press, 1980.
Price: $150.00
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Folio. 349 followed by 61 tissue-guarded plates. Printed cloth biding. The pastedown ticket indicates that the binding is based on a 16th century binding illustrated in No. 115 of the catalog .A very good copy.
Exposición de Encuadernaciones Españolas Siglos XII al XIX.
Rolland, Francisco Hueso
Madrid: La Clasa Blass, 1934.
Price: $500.00
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Folio. 178pp followed by 64 finely printed full page plates of bookindings. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt spine. Spine faded else a very good copy with fine plates.
Maioli, Canevari and Others
Hobson, G. D.
London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1926.
Price: $225.00
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8vo. (2),62pp. Original tan cloth blocked in black on the upper board; pictorial color pasteon. Nicely done black and white illustrations throughout accompanying the stories about  Mickey having Traffic Trouble; going to a Birthday Party; stepping Out; and going Fishin' Around. Minnie and Pluto are featured, as well as the seldom seen Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow. The binding is fine and bright with only a few stray marks, a trace of soil and wear; it is very nice indeed. The text has a few fingering smudges and stains else is fine as well. Overall a truly lovely copy and scarce in this condition. This title seems to have been issued in three bindings: pictorial card covers, cloth spine with pictorial card boards, and full cloth with pictorial pasteon. So far as we can determine, the ful cloth binding is the scarcest of the three.
Mickey Mouse Story Book
Disney, Walt
Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1931.
Price: $750.00
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Folio (8½ by 13 inches). Edited and translated and with an Essay on Babeuf by John Anthony Scott. With twenty-one Etched Portraits by Thomas Cornell. One of 300 copies signed by the publisher, Leonard Baskin, this being number 128.  Finely printed by Baskin at the Gehenna press on  Nideggen paper. 21 etched portraits by Thomas Cornell, including 20 signed plates on blue paper by Fabriano, and the unsigned frontispiece. In loose sheets, as issued. Uncut. In a full morocco portfolio, gilt titles. Housed in a quarter morocco clamshell case, gilt spine titles. A fine copy; the clamshell case has a trace of wear else is fine as well.
The Defense of Gracchus Babeuf Before the High Court of Vendome
Babeuf, Gracchus; John Anthony Scott,ed.; Thomas Cornell, illus.
Northampton: The Gehenna Press, 1964.
Price: $750.00
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4to. xvii, 77pp. No. 26 of 90 copies (from a total edition of 110 copies). Bound by the Harcourt Bindery in quarter white vellum, gilt titles on the spine and upper bard, patterned paper boards . Dark green endpapers. Printed on handmade paper especially made for this edition by Twinrocker Paper Mill. The typeface is Jan van Krimpen's Lutetia, cast by Joh. Enschedén in Haarlem. Initial letters opening the Latin verses were designed by Mark Livingston and hand-colored at the press. Contains the Latin text of the medieval hymns Dies irae, Stabat mater dolorosa, Stabat mater speciosa, Veni Sancte Spiritus, Veni Creator Spiritus, Vexilla Regis, and Te Deum (all from Analecta hymnica Medii Aevi, Leipzig, 1886-1922), together with 18 translations of those hymns. Linnea Gentry moved her Amaranth Press from San Francisco, where she had established the it in the mid-1970's. Aside from her commission work, she published one fine book during her New Mexico years: this one. It is a masterful example of fine bookmaking celebrating sacred verse. It was featured not only in an exhibition at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fé but highlighted in Smith's 'Passions in Print'. This is a fine copy of a superb example of fine printing.
Cantus Sanctus
Gentry, L. M., intro.
Santa Fé: Amaranth Press, 1982.
Price: $3,000.00
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The Third Edition. 8vo. (iv),366,(16)pp. Three engraved plates, one of a stove and two of table settings.  The last 16pp contain the erratum and the index. Bound without the advertising leaf.  Nineteenth century half calf binding, spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt; gilt lettering label; marbled paper boards. Occasional light soil to the textblock, two small tears to the plates, neatly repaired with no loss, else a very good copy. First published in 1769, and again in 1771, this is the third edition and bears the warning on the title page: "No Book is genuine but what is signed by the Author." And indeed her signature is present on page one.  In 1773 Raffald sold her rights to R. Baldwin and this warning disappeared in subsequent printings. ESTC T82676. Oxford, p. 98.
The Experienced English Housekeeper, for the Use and Ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks, &c.
Raffald, Elizabeth
London: Printed for the Author, 1773.
Price: $1,500.00
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First edition. 260pp. + ads. Publisher's green ribbed cloth, gilt titles and device on the upper board. Top edge gilt.  There is a very tiny closed tear at the top of the spine  and the beginnings of a split between pages 159 and 160.  Very minor bumping to corners, but an unusually fine, bright copy.  Ex-Doheny, with the oval leather 'Ex libris Estelle Doheny' bookplate on the front paste down (and has offset, as usual, to the opposite page (the front free endpaper.) Webb, Bibliography of Thomas Hardy, pp. 35-36. This title was issued in two bindings, as Webb notes: dark green ribbed cloth, T.E.G; and white buckram with gilt edges. "The difference is one of size," he writes, "the cloth being about quarter-of-an-inch taller than the buckram."
Poems of The Past and Present
Hardy, Thomas
London: Harper & Brothers, (1902).
Price: $2,000.00
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Folio.  24 chromolithographed sheets (including the title page) printed on one side only in full color on heavy paper. The binding is a green cloth spine and rear board, printed paper upper board showing Little Miss Muffet. The upper board is worn at the edges and corners, and there is an old gift inscription on the front free endpaper, else this is a very good copy, with only the occasional light soil to a few of the plates and a scarce book by one of America's first popular women artists.
Maud Humphrey's Mother Goose
Humphrey, Maud
New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1891.
Price: $750.00
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Folio. 303pp. Publisher's blue faux cloth binding with gilt spine titles. Red endpapers.  Illustrated throughout with Harryhausen's creations. Filmography. A fine copy. The dustwrapper is not clipped and is in fine condition as well. Signed by Harryhausen on the page. This is the true first printing and scarce enough, but more so for the signature.
Ray Harryhausen: An Animated Life. Adventures in Fantasy
Harryhausen, Ray, and Tony Dalton
London: Aurum Press, 2003.
Price: $350.00
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8vo. xxv,(1),27-84pp.  Half-title is present. The 'Extract', pp. 73-84, is present. Both Extracts are sometimes attributed to John Mitford. Nicely  bound to style in quarter calf, spine gilt; leather lettering label, gilt; marbled paper boards, vellum tips. A fine copy.This title has a curious bibliographic history, with first issues attributing authorship to Lord  Byron, then  removing Byron's name, then this issue (Viets IV), with gathering 'A' reset to 23 lines to account for the removal of a slur on Mary Godwin and Jane Clermont and with 'lmost' on page 36. Earlier issues are unavailable, making this essentially the earliest printing obtainable of the first book on vampires. See Viets in PBSA LXIII (1969), 83-103.
The Vampyre; A Tale
Polidori, John William
London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1819.
Price: $5,000.00
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8vo. viii, 276pp. plus 4pp publisher's catalogue. Publisher's deep rose-colored cloth in what appears to be a fine sand-grain pattern. Embossed in blind on the boards and in blind on the spine with gilt titles. Pale yellow endpapers. Engraved armorial bookplate of John Becher on the front pastedown, with his motto: 'Bis vivit qui bene [vivit].'  Topics cover Burgos - Madrid - Segovia - El Escorial - Toledo - Granada - Alpujarras - Málaga - Gibraltar - Ronda - Sevilla - Córdoba - Cádiz - Jerez de la Frontera - Vigo. Errata slip present. Boards lightly spotted (mostly on the rear board), the first and last two leaves are lightly foxed, spine sunned, else this is an exceptionally nice copy with only traces of soil and wear and with the spine titles bright. Palau 55 295.
Gazpacho: Or, Summer Months in Spain
Clark, William George
London: John W. Parker, 1850.
Price: $750.00
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8vo. xxiii,(1),320pp.  Publisher's orange-colored cloth printed in black on the spine.  Illustrated with photographs. Index. Double-page map. A fine copy. The dust jacked is clipped; it is a little rough along top and bottom edges and a little soiled else very good and still bright.
Djanggawul: An Aboriginal Religious Cult of North-Eastern Arnheim Land
Berndt, Ronald M.
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, 1952.
Price: $100.00
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First separate edition. 8vo. 121,(1),3pp. Printed wraps. A fine copy. Originally published over seven issues of the Alienist and Neurologist between 1915 and 1917, Shroeder pulls together the writings of Ida C., the earthly wife of an angel (in her own words), who died 22 years previous to this publication. Considered an obscene sex manual by local authorities; Craddock was jailed on morality charges several times. But Aleister Crowley  says no Magick library is complete without  this title. A very good copy with only a race of wear to the spine. Housed in a custom leather-backed clamshell case. Rare.
Heavenly Bridegrooms: An Unintentional Contribution to the Erotogenetic Interpretation of Religion
Schroder, Theodore, and Ida C. (Craddock)
New York: n.p., 1918.
Price: $1,500.00
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8vo. vi,(2),283pp. Illustrated by James B. McCreary. Publisher's brick-colored cloth spine blocked in gilt on the spine and in black on the upper board with an illustration by McCreary; light green cloth sides blocked in black on the upper board. A near fine copy. Author's fourth book.
No Enemy (But Himself)
Hubbard, Elbert
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1894.
Price: $200.00
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4to. 360pp. Woodcut device on title page. "Nova editio ab innumeris, gravibusque mendis, quibus Parisiensis inquinata prodierat, emaculata." Contemporary limp vellum, remnants of manuscript title on spine. Old repair at heel of spine, light dampstain throughout, some internal pages darkened and stained, else a good copy. In Latin. Rare.
Observationum libri VIII . Notae philologicae in passionem Christi
Merillus, Emundus (Edmond Merille)
Londine: Ad Ricco Stefano, n.d. (1720?).
Price: $1,500.00
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8vo. xix,(1),562pp. Illustrated with plates and maps, the plate with tissue-guards. Finely bound in full navy morocco, spine in five compartments with raised bands, intricately gilt; the boards with gilt borders and gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. The unsigned binding is almost certainly  by George A. Zabriskie, whose bookplate is on the front pastedown. Zabriskie was president of the New York Historical Society in the early part of the 20th century and was also an expert bookbinder. Laid in in a three page letter entirely in manuscript form Jared Sparks to William Leete Stone, and dated 1865. In the letter Sparks expresses great satisfaction with Stone's "Life and Times of Sir William Johnson", published 1865.  Light wear to the edges, hinge and corners, offsetting from some plates to the facing pages, and one map lightly foxed, else this is about fine. The letter has a glue residue along the fold from where it was previously tipped into a book, else fine.
The Life of George Washington
Sparks, Jared
Boston: Tappan and Dennet, 1843.
Price: $1,200.00
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