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  • THE EMERALD. by Barthelme, Donald.
    Barthelme, Donald.
    THE EMERALD.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Los Angeles: Sylvester & Orphanos, 1980. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Illustrated by the author. One of 4 copies signed by Barthelme with the printed name of the recipient - in this case "binder" out of a total edition of 330, including 300 numbered, 26 lettered/ Designed by Grant Dahlstrom and printed at the Castle Press. A lovely production. 40 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Fine in black boards with metallic emerald green on the covers and spine, in a fine slipcase in black paper.

    Book ID: 35212
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  • NOVELLE CINQUE: Tales from the Veneto. by Bumgardner, George H., editor and translator.
    Bumgardner, George H., editor and translator.
    NOVELLE CINQUE: Tales from the Veneto.

    Edition: Limited, numbered first edition.

    Barre, Massachusetts: The Imprint Society, 1974. Hardcover first edition - #561 of 1,950 copies printed from Centaur type at the Stamperia Valdonega in Verona on Magnani paper - a handsome production of this collection of 5 novellas, translated from the Italian, edited and annotated by Bumgardner. Illustrated with four full-color and full-size reproductions of 16th century manuscripts. Notes. 144 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Fine in quarter red cloth with gilt lettering and tan paper-covered boards in a near fine slipcase (some sunning to edges of slipcase.)

    Book ID: 55133
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  • THE GREEN PASTURES. by Connelly, Marc (illustrated by Robert Edward Jones.)
    Connelly, Marc (illustrated by Robert Edward Jones.)
    THE GREEN PASTURES.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    New York: Farrar & Rinehart (Lakeside Press) 1930. SIGNED hardcover first edition - This edition is the first to contain both the text of the play and the spirituals, produced at Lakeside Press under the direction of William Kittredge, and limited to 550 copies SIGNED by both the writer and the artist. Slightly larger format, measuring 11 1/4" by 8 3/4." 150 pp plus colophon. A beautifully illustrated production.

    Condition: Good overall in green boards with gilt lettering and a small illustration. Contents are near fine, with a few pages still unopened, a gift inscription dated Christmas1930 to Robert Morton Lee (presumably the screenwriter for silent movies in the late teens) on the front endpaper, and some offsetting to a couple of pages, but there is fading to the green covers on the spine and back cover, scratches, rubbing to sides of the spine, a few dents and overall edgewear.

    Book ID: 49867
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  • Dentzel, Carl Schaefer.
    CINCO DE MAYO: AN APPRAISAL / EL CINCO DE MAYO: UN APRECIO.

    Edition: First printing.

    (Los Angeles): Roxburghe-Zamorano Corrida, 1960. First edition - A small bilingual booklet describing the significance of the holiday, printed in both English and Spanish (en espanol). Printed at the Colm-Holquist Press. Unpaginated (24 pp.)

    Condition: Fine in printed green wrappers.

    Book ID: 44361
    View cart More details Price: $10.00
  • THE HILL OF SUMMER: A Novel of the Soviet Conquest by Drury, Allen
    Drury, Allen
    THE HILL OF SUMMER: A Novel of the Soviet Conquest

    Edition: Limited first edition (undisclosed limitation)

    Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1981. Hardcover first edition - Includes a special message by the author, not found in the trade edition. Illustrated by Mitchell Hooks.

    Condition: Fine in brown leather with gold lettering and designs, all edges gilt, watered silk endpapers, ribbon bookmark bound in.

    Book ID: 9594
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  • A LITTLE JOURNEY TO THE CHATEAUX OF THE LOIRE / GARDEN MEMORIES. by Foster, T. Henry; Mary F. Foster
    Foster, T. Henry; Mary F. Foster
    A LITTLE JOURNEY TO THE CHATEAUX OF THE LOIRE / GARDEN MEMORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    The Torch Press, 1945. Hardcover first edition - Two brief pieces, each preceded by a photographic plate, "Privately Printed for the Friends of May and Harry Foster at The Torch Press, Christmas, 1945." 32 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in floral paper-covered boards, black cloth spine, paper label on front cover.

    Book ID: 70671
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  • THE FIRST WINTER OF MY MARRIED LIFE. by Gass, William H.
    Gass, William H.
    THE FIRST WINTER OF MY MARRIED LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1979. SIGNED hardcover first edition - #93 out of 275 numbered copies (of 301) SIGNED by the author. Designed and printed by Tom Jamieson and Robert Sheridan for the Lord John Press. 32 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Very near fine in a blue-grey boards with a dark blue cloth spine, gilt lettering on spine.

    Book ID: 75287
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  • WILLIE MASTERS' LONESOME WIFE. by Gass, William H.
    Gass, William H.
    WILLIE MASTERS' LONESOME WIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Evanston: Northwestern University Press, (1968.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Number 45 out of 00 numbered, cloth bound copies signed by the author (of a total edition of 400). A tour de force interior monologue printed in an equally innovative format (using blue, mustard, red and glossy white papers) designed by Lawrence Levy, illustrated with photography by Burton J. Rudman. Triquarterly supplement #2. Unpaginated.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth with small illustrations pasted on front and rear covers.

    Book ID: 50574
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  • Grun, Bernhard.
    TIMETABLES OF HISTORY: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events.

    Edition: Fourth edition.

    Norwalk, CT; Easton Press, (2004.). Hardcover - Massive reference volume covering 7000 years of history and 30,000 events, based on the 'Kulturfahrplan' originally produced in Germany in 1946, but in addition to translating the original material, Grun updated and revised it, and included much new material relevant to an English-language audience. This has been revised several times, and this edition includes material through 2004. Index. 835 pp. A large oversized volume bound in full brown leather with gilt stamping, raised spine hubs, all edges gilt, silk moire endpaper and a ribbon marker bound in. One of the more difficult to find titles issued by the Easton Press.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 50712
    View cart More details Price: $115.00
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel.
    MR HIGGINBOTHAM'S CATASTROPHE.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: The Berkeley Printers, 1931. Hardcover first edition - The first separate book publication of this short story, a mystery with a humorous twist, lighter in tone than much of Hawthorne's work, set in the Connecticut River valley; the text of this edition is taken from the first printing of this story in the New England Magazine for December, 1834. Illustrations by Walt Harris, including the endpapers and the front cover. Printed by the Berkeley Printers, Boston, in July, 1931. Five hundred and forty copies have been printed, of which five hundred are for sale. This copy is Number 18. 39 pp

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards, in a somewhat chipped glassine wrapper and in the original black slipcase, which is splitting along a couple of seams, has some rubbing to corners.

    Book ID: 31289
    View cart More details Price: $75.00
  • King,Dr. Martin Luther Jr. ; Patricia Neal, Carol Burnett, General Westmoreland, Mary Hemingway, Arthur J. Goldberg, Howard A. Rusk, contributors.
    A GIFT OF LOVE: Seven Vignettes of Human Kindness, Courage and Concern Written Espacially for McCall's in Spirit of the Season.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: McCall's, 1966. Hardcover first edition - An attractive 'keepsake' - The essays in this book, 'privately printed for a few special friends of McCall's', were originally published in the December 1966 issue of McCall's magazine. The seven full-page illustrations, one for each essay, are master drawings selected from museum collections and include .Angel of the Annunciation by Raffaellino Del Garbo, Study of the Madonna of the Meadow, Head of the Virgin by Leonardo and others. An appealing small volume with color lithograhy by Foote & Davis, bound in marbelized boards with a black cloth spine, gilt lettering. Unpaginated. Publisher's slip laid in.

    Condition: Fine in fine black slipcase.

    Book ID: 28773
    View cart More details Price: $20.00
  • A PLETHORA OF PRINTERS' POETRY or A COMPOSING ROOM COMPENDIUM. by Mackellar, Thomas; Henry Lewis Bullen, Franklin P. Adams, and anonymous.
    Mackellar, Thomas; Henry Lewis Bullen, Franklin P. Adams, and anonymous.
    A PLETHORA OF PRINTERS' POETRY or A COMPOSING ROOM COMPENDIUM.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Rafael and Petaluma, California: Mt. Tam Press and Anchor & Acorn Press, 2004. First edition - Keepsake 'specially printed for the Joint Meeting of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco and the Zamorano Club in Los Angeles.' A collection of 4 poems glorifying the printer's craft and a poetic puzzle (with translation) by Franklin P. Adams. Limited edition, one of only 250 copies. Illustrated with small engravings. 11 pp plus the colophon. Slip noting that this copy was presented to the Sacramento Book Collectors Club.

    Condition: Fine condition in stiff cream wrappers with a turquoise printed outer wrapper.

    Book ID: 32476
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • Merrick, Leonard,
    CONRAD IN QUEST OF HIS YOUTH.

    Edition: Limited, uniform edition of Merrick's works - one of 1550 copies, 1500 of which are offered for sale

    New York: Dutton, 1919. dj. The first volume to be issued in this series, with an introduction by J. M. Barrie who refers to Merrick as the "novelists' novelist."

    Condition: NF/VG (some slight loss of paper at the ends of the spine, but overall very nice condition for a dw from this era.) Prev owner's name on ffep.

    Book ID: 2866
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • Mills, William.
    I KNOW A PLACE: Three Stories

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge, LA: Press of the Nightowl, 1976. Hardcover first edition - Each story is illustrated by a linocut illustration by Margaret Agner printed directly from the block. One of 275 copies in the regular edition designed and printed by Dwight Agner with Joanna Roman and Palatino types on Ragston paper (plus 30 copies in the special edition) 48 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-912960-086.

    Condition: Very near fine in red cloth with cream pasted-on labels.

    Book ID: 58046
    View cart More details Price: $20.00
  • TOWARD A MORE CREATIVE FOREIGN POLICY. by [Overbrook Press] Fulbright, Senator William.
    [Overbrook Press] Fulbright, Senator William.
    TOWARD A MORE CREATIVE FOREIGN POLICY.

    Edition: Limited edition - first separate publication of this essay.

    Stamford, Connecticut: The Overbrook Press, 1959. First edition - One of one thousand handset copies printed at The Overbrook Press as a Christmas greeting. 13 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue wrappers with a small light blue printed label on the front cover and same paper label. Small gift card from Frank and Helen Altschul laid in. (some fading and wear to the edges of the blue wrappers.)

    Book ID: 51115
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  • NOBODY IMPORTANT. by [Overbrook Press] Rose, Billy.
    [Overbrook Press] Rose, Billy.
    NOBODY IMPORTANT.

    Edition: Limited edition - first separate publication of this essay.

    Stamford, Connecticut: The Overbrook Press, 1948. First edition - One of 600 copies printed at The Overbrook Press as a Christmas keepsake. Reprints a column by Rose, which recounts a story told him by an-serviceman recently returned from Japan, and the small gift card laid in from Frank and Helen Altschul calls this a 'gentle reminder of the nature of the modern world.' Initial and tailpiece by Rudolph Ruzicka. A slim production, just 8 pp plus the colophon.

    Condition: Near fine in white wrappers with an outer wrapper of coral marbleized paper and small paper label on the front cover. Gift card laid.

    Book ID: 51114
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  • STATE OF THE NOVEL: Dying Art Or New Science? by Percy, Walker.
    Percy, Walker.
    STATE OF THE NOVEL: Dying Art Or New Science?

    Edition: First printing, a signed limited edition.

    New Orleans: Faust Publishing, 1987. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by Percy on the title page. Frontispiece portrait, #32 of 75 numbered 'deluxe copies specially bound." Designed and printed by Herb Yellin and Patrick Reagh, binding by Marianna Blau. 20 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-917905-059.

    Condition: Fine in decorative paper boards, with a burgundy spine, gilt lettering (as new).

    Book ID: 54946
    View cart More details Price: $250.00
  • BOURBON. by Percy, Walker.
    Percy, Walker.
    BOURBON.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    [Winston-Salem, NC:] Palaemon Press, Limited, (1981) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First published in Esquire in December of 1975, this is a humorous piece on "the aesthetic of bourbon drinking in general and in particular of knocking it back neat." Issued in paper wrappers by Palaemon Press in 1979, this is the first hardcover edition, Includes a postscript with a recipe for mint julip. SIGNED by Percy on the limitation page. #44 of 150 copies.

    Condition: Fine in beige quarter cloth over boards with decorated blue handmade paper in the original acetate wrapper (as new).

    Book ID: 54948
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  • LESSONS LEARNED: Seven Poems. by Price, Reynolds.
    Price, Reynolds.
    LESSONS LEARNED: Seven Poems.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    New York: Albondocani Press, 1977. dj. SIGNED first edition - One of 200 numbered copies signed by the author on the colophon page. Set in Palantino type, printed antique laid-paper and hand-sewn into wrappers of French marble paper. The press work and binding by William Raquel and Ferguson.19 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust clear acetate outer jacket.

    Book ID: 52058
    View cart More details Price: $95.00
  • REAL COPIES: Will Price, Crichton Davis, Phyllis Peacock and More. by Price, Reynolds.
    Price, Reynolds.
    REAL COPIES: Will Price, Crichton Davis, Phyllis Peacock and More.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Rocky Mount, NC: North Carolina Wesleyan College Press, 1988. SIGNED first edition - #6 of only 50 SIGNED copies (out of a total edition of 581 copies.) Memories of those who influenced Price in his early years. 51 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-933598-092.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated tan wrappers (hint of sunning to spine)

    Book ID: 26719
    View cart More details Price: $95.00
  • Price, Reynolds
    A FINAL LETTER

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Los Angeles: Sylvestor & Orphanos, 1980. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of 300 signed, numbered copies (out of a total edition of 330.)

    Condition: Fine in brown cloth with acetate wrapper.

    Book ID: 26006
    View cart More details Price: $165.00
  • THE ANNUAL HERON. by Price, Reynolds.
    Price, Reynolds.
    THE ANNUAL HERON.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    New York: Albondocani Press, 1980. SIGNED first edition - First separate appearance of this long poem, a lovely production, hand-sewn into a wrapper of French marble paper. Limited to 300 numbered and signed copies (only 200 were for sale.)

    Condition: Fine. Prospectus laid in.

    Book ID: 73638
    View cart More details Price: $80.00
  • Simmons, Dan.
    CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT.

    Edition: Signed Limited edition #5/500

    Northridge CA Lord John Press 1992. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Bound in decorative paper-covered boards with spine in black cloth with a black cloth slipcase. ISBN: 0-935716-637.

    Condition: Very near fine in near fine slipcase with light soiling.

    Book ID: 20007
    View cart More details Price: $180.00
  • Thompson, James Westfall (1869-1941.)
    THE LAST PAGAN: Presidential address before the Chicago Literary Club, Forty-third year, October 9. 1916.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Chicago Literary Club, 1917. First edition - One of 310 copies which were printed at the Marion Press in Jamaica, New York for the members of the club in 1917. Includes a long "Proem" and extensive notes. An association copy INSCRIBED on the cover "To Ripley Hitchcock with the compliments of James Westfall Thompson." Hitchcock (1857-1918) was an author and an editor, who edited the works of Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Crane, Zane Grey and others. Westfall was a noted historian and author himself, on the faculty of the University of Chicago at the time he gave this address. Decorative vignettes on the title page and as a tail piece. 92 pp plus the colophon.

    Condition: Good only in printed sage green wrappers - wear to both covers, but especially the rear cover which has a large triangular chip at the lower corner. The top edges of the pages are still unopened.

    Book ID: 55770
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  • THE SUNDIAL IN OUR GARDEN. by Trovillion, Violet.
    Trovillion, Violet.
    THE SUNDIAL IN OUR GARDEN.

    Edition: First printing - a limited, signed edition.

    Herrin, Ill: Trovillion Private Press (1935) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A delightful little volume containing comments on sundials in general, and on the one in their garden, as well as a list of sundial mottos. Illustrated with a woodcut frontispiece by James Guthrie and 4 photographs of the sundial. Includes a Biobliographical note on the publications of the press. #100 of 156 copies printed for Violet and Hal Trovillion on their own printing press at Herron, Illinois, Christmas MCMXXXV. Numbered and signed by the printers/author. xiv,(2),72 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Near fine in violet paper-covered boards with ivory backstrip, and paper label on front cover in the original embossed translucent dustjacket.( bookplate, a few small chips to the dust jacket.(

    Book ID: 69838
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  • Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens].
    WAPPING ALICE.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Berkeley, CA: The Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1981. First edition - or, as the title page goes on to state: Printed for the First Time, Together with Three Factual Letters to Olivia Clemens: Another Story, 'The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm'; and Revelatory Portions of the Autobiographical Dictation of April 10, 1907, Comprising the Evidence in the Curious Affair of Lizzie Wills & Willie Taylor by Samuel L. Clemens: with an Introduction and Afterword by Hamlin Hill. An interesting insight into how Twain reworked and retold an actual event that happened in his household - both in letters and in different versions of the story - as well as bringing in the ingenious and eccentric burglar alarm which…

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    Berkeley, CA: The Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1981. First edition - or, as the title page goes on to state: Printed for the First Time, Together with Three Factual Letters to Olivia Clemens: Another Story, 'The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm'; and Revelatory Portions of the Autobiographical Dictation of April 10, 1907, Comprising the Evidence in the Curious Affair of Lizzie Wills & Willie Taylor by Samuel L. Clemens: with an Introduction and Afterword by Hamlin Hill. An interesting insight into how Twain reworked and retold an actual event that happened in his household - both in letters and in different versions of the story - as well as bringing in the ingenious and eccentric burglar alarm which was installed in theri Hartford house. #29 in the Series of Keepsakes issued by the Friends of the Bancroft Library for its Memebers. Designed & printed by Andrew Hoyem at The Arion Press in San Francisco. Photographs. 79 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in stiff blue-green wrappers with black lettering.

    Book ID: 31684
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  • THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY: An Address. by Warren, Earl (1891-1974)
    Warren, Earl (1891-1974)
    THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY: An Address.

    Edition: First printing, a slim chapbook.

    Stamford, CT: Overbrook Press, 1955. First edition - First separate printing of this address by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court delivered on the occasion of the Second Century Convocation of Washington University, St. Louis, February 19, 1955. A very fine copy in wrappers with Christmas slip from Helen and Frank Altschul laid in. One of 750 copies. 13 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Fine in stiff dark blue wrappers with a red panel on the front cover.

    Book ID: 54203
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  • Weems, Mason L.
    THREE DISCOURSES: Hymen's Recruiting Sergeant, The Drunkard's Looking Glass, God's Revenge Against Adultury.

    Edition: Limited numbered edition (#467 out of 1000) - first thus.

    New York: Random House, 1929. Hardcover first edition - Essays, often humorous, by the early American clergyman and patriot best known for his life of George Washington wherein was contained the story of the cherry tree and the hatchet. Introduction by Emily E. F. Skeel, and prefatory notes to each selection. Illustrated. Bound in green and rust marbleized paper covered boards with a rust cloth spine, gilt lettering. Lacking the slipcase.

    Condition: Some wear to the ends of the spine and a little fading on the front cover, but overall in very good- condition (some pages still unopened.)

    Book ID: 15203
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  • THE SWING: Poems and Illustrations. by Wilson, Joyce Lancaster
    Wilson, Joyce Lancaster
    THE SWING: Poems and Illustrations.

    Edition: First printing, signed limited edition.

    San Francisco: The Press in Tuscany Alley, (1981.). SIGNED first edition - A charming group of poems illustrated with seven full-page multi-color linocuts by the author. The pages are printed on one side only on French-folded sheets bound Japanese-style with white silk thread. Design and presswork by Adrian Wilson. Number 174 out of 300 numbered copies signed by both the author/illustrator and the printer, Adrian Wilson.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 57086
    View cart More details Price: $50.00
  • THE WOMAN WHO LIVES IN THE EARTH. by Wolfe, Swain.
    Wolfe, Swain.
    THE WOMAN WHO LIVES IN THE EARTH.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Missoula: Stone Creek Press, (1995.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first edition of this fantasy, later published by Harper Collins. One of 1000 copies illustrated with wood engravings by Jim Todd. Numbered and SIGNED on the title page by both the author and the artist,.153 pp. ISBN: 0-963478-915.

    Condition: Near fine in blue gray papercovered boards in a matching slipcase (some spotting to the spine and to the edges of the slipcase.)

    Book ID: 57305
    View cart More details Price: $25.00