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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

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AMERICAN CHIMNEY SWEEPS: AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF A ONCE IMPORTANT TRADE

By: George Lewis Phillips

Price: $200.00

Publisher: The Past Times Press, 1937


1st ed., 8vo, marbled boards. 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 the Philipps by artist California/Southwestern artist Everett Gee Jackson. Fine condition without jacket, as issued. View more info

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Enchanted Garden, The

By: Erskine, John

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Chicago, The Bookfellows, 1925


First edition. #64/300 signed copies. Cloth backed marble boards with paper labels on spine and front cover, deckle edges. Very good; corners bumped and rubbed, light wear to edges; spine label beginning to peel at top edge but still fully intact. Former owner's bookplate and signature on front endpapers. View more info

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Exaggerated Nationalism

By: Le Gallienne, Richard

Price: $32.50

Publisher: n.p., Press of the Wooly Whale, 1935


1st ed., 16mo, 9 pp. First edition. Cloth backed decorated boards. Good copy with rubbed corners and scratches on back cover. Interior clean and tight throughout. A lovely production from this fine small press. The 8th of the Press' Armistice Day publications. Foreword by Melbert B.Cary Jr., founder of the Woolly Whale Press. Cover design by Charles W.Smith. Printed by George W. Van Vetchen, Jr. View more info

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Idiosyncrasy & Technique / Two Lectures by Marianne Moore

By: Moore, Marianne

Price: $35.00

Publisher: University of California Press, 1958

Edition: 1st


A fine copy of her two lectures - inaugurating the Ewing Lectures of the University of California Los Angeles. Though not stated, only 1000 copies were printed. Fine. 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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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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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

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Reflections on the Death of Mishima

By: Miller, Henry

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Capra Press, 1972


Pristine copy, signed by Miller on the title page. This 1st softcover edition was published shortly after the first hardcover edition that was limited to 200 signed and numbered copies. View more info

The Adventure of the Priory School / A Facsimile of the Original Sherlock Holmes Manuscript

By: Doyle, Arthur Conan

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Santa Teresa Press, 1985

Edition: 1st thus.


1st ed., thus. Number 88 of an edition limited to 350 copies signed by author Len Deighton, who provided the introduction. Book is new, but d/w has a 1/4" tear at botton edge of front cover and a light stain at top of front cover. View more info

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The Fate of Writing in America

By: Farrell, James T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions, 1946


New York: New Directions, 1946. Stapled Wrappers. 32 pp. essay entitled "Will the commercialization of publishing destroy good writing?" Farrell's observations on the future of books. Very timely for today. Very light 1/4" fade line along outer edge of front cover, otherwise fine. View more info

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The Wasp in a Wig/A Suppressed Episode of Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: $43.50

Publisher: New York, Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1977

Edition: 1st


A suppressed chapter of "Alice" published here for the first time in a limited edition of 750 copies. 8vo, red cloth, 72 pp. New copy; no d/w issued. View more info

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This Hunger

By: Nin, Anais

Price: $155.00

Publisher: NY, Gemor Press, 1945


First edition, limited to 1000 copies. 12mo, illustrated boards. With 5 woodblock illustrations by Ian Hugo. A very good copy. Interior is clean and tight except for some very light natural discoloration on the front and rear paste-downs. Front cover has a couple of small spots at upper right corner; spine is lightly darkened. No chips, tears or rubbing. View more info

Unmuzzled Ox (Magazine), Vol III. No. 2

By: Ginsberg, Allen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Book People, 1975


A trade paperback magazine featuring work by Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Gregory Corso, Kenneth Rexroth and others. Good; clean and tight but with A few small chips along edge of spine and shelf-wear at edges. View more info

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Where Does One Go When There's No Place Left to Go

By: Crews, Harry

Price: $115.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Graham/Blood & Guts Press, 1998

Edition: 1st


First edition; limited to 750 signed copies. Dustjacket illustration by Ralph Steadman. New copy; pristine in d/w. View more info