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A Selection of Aesop's Fables (translated by Boris Artzybasheff)

By: Aesop

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chamberlain Press, 1984


boards, 5"x6. A selection of fables illustrated with colored wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain and translated by Boris Artzybasheff. Limited signed edition of 150 copies. Signed by the illustrator on the limitation page. Ten coloured plates, each with small illustration on the reverse. View more info

American Chimney Sweeps / An Historical Account of a Once Important Trade

By: Phillips, George Lewis

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Trenton NJ, The Past Times Press, 1957


1st ed., 8vo, marbled boards without dust jacket (as issued). Limited edition (unstated number), signed by the Author George Lewis Phillips on the title page. Also inscribed by the author on the front end paper, with a pencil sketch of Phillips by the book's illustrator, California/Southwestern artist Everett Gee Jackson. A fine copy with some light toning on front end paper where a newspaper clipping lightly discolored the paper. [The clipping is inside an envelope pas... View more info

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Anatomia Humani Corporis (Atlas of Human Anatomy)

By: Bidloo, Govard

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions Roger DaCosta, 1972


Facsimile edition of Bidloo's noted atlas of human anatomy first published in Amsterdam in 1685. Large 4to (11"x16"), bound in burgundy leatherette, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt. No. 411 of 2000 copies printed. A bit of rubbing at top and bottom of spine, otherwise fine. The atlas is illustrated with 105 plates by Gerard de Lairesse, showing the human figure both in living attitudes and as dissected cadavers. The book was later plagiarized by English surgeon ... View more info

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Booksellers’ Marks / An Illustrated Book

By: Dingman, Larry

Price: $57.50

Publisher: Dinkytown Antiquarian Bookstore, 1986

Edition: First


1st edition (1986)97 pp. A limited edition of 447 copies, the book contains 444 reproductions of original book store marks, mostly from the late 19th century through World War II. Three original marks are tipped in. With an essay on Booksellers' Marks by Michael Adams and introduction by Dingman. Fine copy without d/w, as issued. View more info

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Desert, The.

By: Jeffers, Robinson.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Dawson's Book Shop,, 1976.

Edition: First Thus;


First book publication of Jeffers' poem, first published in the Occidental Mid-Winter magazine, 1905. Fine in outward appearance, but several pages have separated from spine. 2"x2-3/4". View more info

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Discoveries and Inventions / A Lecture by Abraham Lincoln Delivered in 1860

By: Lincoln, Abraham

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, John Howell, 1915


A Lecture by Abraham Lincoln Delivered in 1860. 1st ed., thus. 8vo, red boards. Printed for San Francisco bookseller John Howell by SF printer John Henry Nash. One of 250 copies printed d on Fabriano Italian Hand-made paper. This is copy no. 68. Interior is clean, tight and bright. Covers have surface wear and several small nicks along edges and top of spine. View more info

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From the German

By: Drinkwater, John

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1924

Edition: 1st ed.


8vo, batiked-paper boards with 1/4 vellum-spine. Printed by the Pelican Press and limited to 250 copies. English translation of seventeen verses by Goethe, Schiller, Moerike, Uhland, Hebbel, Theodor Storm, Keller, Guenther, Gleim, Boie, Hofmannsthal, Liliencron and Buerger. The Pelican Press was founded in 1916 by Sir Francis Meynell, with the active involvement of Stanley Morison - a British typographer, designer and historian of printing. He was one of the most influen... View more info

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Homecomings

By: Morris, Willie

Price: $120.00

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi, 1989


Signed limited edition. One of 174 numbered copies signed by both the author and artist. Fine copy in original slipcase View more info

Image for Joan The Maid of Orleans /  Being That Portion of the Chronicles of St. Denis Which Deals with Her Life and Times, from the Chroniques de France Printed in Paris in 1493

Joan The Maid of Orleans / Being That Portion of the Chronicles of St. Denis Which Deals with Her Life and Times, from the Chroniques de France Printed in Paris in 1493

By: St. Denis (Pauline B. Sowers trans.)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Grabhorn Press, 1938


Produced for Roy Vernon Sowers by the Grabhorn Press and limited to an edition of 525 unnumbered copies. A portion of The Chronicles of St. Denis dealing with the life of Joan of Arc. Illustrated from woodcuts from the original edition of 1493. Black and red printing on heavy laid paper. Powder blue paper boards, the coat-of-arms of Joan printed on the front, ivory linen cloth and paper spine label. A fine copy; very light surface wear - pristine interior with original ... View more info

Love Books of Ovid, The (A. King illustrations)

By: Ovid

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York:, Art Studio Books., 1930.

Edition: First thus.


One of the many illustrated, 'erotic' classics published during the 1920-30's. This copy is one of two thousand numbered copies. The book was also published in a deluxe edition of 50 copies, with an original erotic sketch on the end paper, and in an addition of 18 copies bound in morocco with the original artwork to one of the illustrations laid inside a clamshell box. The translation, pseudonymously attributed to Charles Young, is also by Alexander King (with the assis... View more info

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Marginalia to Life / Being Notes from the Private Papers of Anthony Hillyer.

By: Hillyer, Anthony

Price: $175.00


12mo, limited to 270 copies. Brown & black boards, 42 pp. "These notes, now first published, convey, in part, the revolt of an individual against the predominating Oriental influences that are disemboweling the once powerful civilization of the West....Very small chip at bottom of spine, otherwise fine in a very good dustwrapper with several small closed tears along the edges, small open tears at top and bottom of spine. Endpapers are darkened where dust jacket flap has ... View more info

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Mark Twain's Letter to William Bowen Buffalo, February Sixth, 1870

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $37.50

Publisher: San Francisco, Book Club of California/ Grabhorn Press, 1938

Edition: 1st ed.


1st ed. Small quarto. Cloth and boards, paper spine label. , 11pp. Limited to 400 copies. This copy ex-libris the library of Adolf Sutro, President of the BCC, with his small bookplate inside front cover. A fine copy but lacking the original dust jacket and a small pencil erasure inside back cover. Original prospectus laid in. View more info

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Matsukaze / A Japanese No Play by Kwanami Translated into English by Dan Frank Waugh

By: Kwanami aks Kanami

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Privately Printed by Dan Frank Waugh, 1933


8vo, decorated rice-paper over boards, 1/4 vellum. 36 pp. Matsukaze( Wind in the Pines?) is one of the most highly regarded of Noh plays. It tells of two ghost sisters — Matsukaze (Wind in the Pines) and Murasame (Autumn Rain) — who await their lover long after his and their deaths. Interior pages on rice-linen. Fine in original black cardboard slipcase; the slipcase s split open but present. No. 8 of 75 copies. View more info

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Nurse Lovechild's Legacy / Being a Mighty Fine Collection of The Most Noble, Memorable and Veracious Nursery Rhymes

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, The Poetry Bookshop, 1922


Mother Goose rhymes; embellished with drawings by C. Lovat Fraser and printed by the Curwen Press. 12mo, red boards. 64 pp. "A new edition, fourth thousand". Very good; front cover has a light band of sunning at top; rear cover lightly soiled. View more info

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Plays for Puppets

By: H.D.C.P. (H. Douglas Clark Pepler)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: St. Dominic's Press, 1929


1st edition. 16mo, 1/4 leather illustrated boards. (56 pages) four wood engravings of animal puppets on strings. Limited to 450 copies. (Author's inked limitation statement is on title page.) The plays are entitled: The Horse, The Ox and Ass, St Martin, The Cat Burglar, Tunning Water, The Crockodile. The Interior is generally fine throughout, with some age-toning on end papers. A few small, light spots on front cover. Lightly rubbed along edges, cloth on front edge of ... View more info