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  • MASKS AND IKONS. by Abbott, Kathleen.
    Abbott, Kathleen.
    MASKS AND IKONS.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    London: Enitharmon Press, 1973. First edition - A collection of poems issued in an edition of just 400 copies, of which 20 were specially bound. Illustrations on the cover page and the outer wrappers by Juliet Standing. Designed and printed at Daedalus Press, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. 45 pp plus the colophon. ISBN: 0-901111-49X.

    Condition: Near fine in light green wrappers with self flaps (name of poet Elizabeth Harrod on first page.)

    Book ID: 68151
    Keywords: fine press, Poetry
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  • ONE THERE WAS IN PALESTINE. by Bradford, Ralph.
    Bradford, Ralph.
    ONE THERE WAS IN PALESTINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Printing House of Judd & Detweiler, (1949.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A single long poem on the life of Jesus in a lovely edition, 'designed and directed by Lester Douglas, printed under the supervision of John H. Davis at the Printing House of Judd & Detweiler. . . lettering by Cal Hoke. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in 1960. Slim volume - unpaginated leaves (32 pp.)

    Condition: Fine in flexible red cloth with gilt lettering in a rather tattered original glassine wrapper (which served to protect the book.)

    Book ID: 55558
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  • Brother Antoninus [William Everson].
    THE CROOKED LINES OF GOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Detroit: University of Detroit Press, 1959. dj. Hardcover first edition - The poetry of Everson's conversion and his integration into the religious life. A very attractively designed and printed book, one of only 1,000 copies printed by the poet at the Albertus Magnus Press, St. Albert's College, Oakland. Number One of the Contemporary Poets Series. Slightly oblong format (8 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches), 88 pp

    Condition: Good condition overall - some toning to the boards, missing the front endpaper, but otherwise tight and clean - in a very good dustjacket. A reasonable copy of this early book by one of the significant poets of the 'San Francisco Renaissance.'

    Book ID: 30943
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  • THE WATER CIRCLE: A Poem of Celebration. by Broughton, James (1913-1999.)
    Broughton, James (1913-1999.)
    THE WATER CIRCLE: A Poem of Celebration.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Pterodactyl Press, (1965.). SIGNED first edition - Uncommon first appearance of this single poem, issued as Pterodactyl Press Chap Book No. 1. INSCRIBED on the title page "For -- with joy" and signed "James." 5 pp.

    Condition: Very good in stapled red wrappers (some spotting to the covers, contents fine.)

    Book ID: 51560
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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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  • POEMS NEW AND SELECTED. by Eberhart, Richard.
    Eberhart, Richard.
    POEMS NEW AND SELECTED.

    Edition: First printing in stapled wrappers, a slim volume.

    New York: New Directions, 1944. First edition - Includes a selection of new poems - including some on World War II (Eberhart was on active duty in the Naval Reserve at the time this was published) - as well as four of his older poems. A title in "The Poets of the Year" series. Each book in this series was printed at a different small fine press: this was designed by Edward B. Thompson at Hawthorn House, Windham, Connecticut and printed at the Walpole Printing Office, Mt Vernon, New York. 30 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Very good in plain white wrappers in a fair only light blue outer wrapper (split along spine, toning and discoloration to wrappers).

    Book ID: 61678
    Keywords: fine press, Poetry
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  • TAILINGS. by Enslin, Theodore.
    Enslin, Theodore.
    TAILINGS.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Milwaukee, WI: Pentragram Press, (1978). First edition - A slim collection of poetry, one of 300 numbered copies, handset and printed sheet by sheet on an antique Golding No 7 Jobber Press, Covers were handpainted by Patty and Michael. 24 pp plus an inner blue wrapper, handsewn.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 61511
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  • APHORISMS. by Francis, Sam.
    Francis, Sam.
    APHORISMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Monica, CA: The Lapis Press, 1984. SIGNED first edition - A collection of brief aphorisms by this artist, one of the earliest publications of his Lapis Press. One of 600 copies SIGNED by Francis on the colophon. (Although the colophon calls for six hundred copies, apparently far fewer were signed and distributed) Designed and printed by Jaime Robles by hand letterpress. Small format, measuring just 4 3/8 by 6 1/2 inches, unpaginated (36 pp)

    Condition: Near fine in plain white wrappers in near fine printed beige outer wrapper (light crease to front cover affecting both the inner and outer wrappers)

    Book ID: 59302
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  • MY HOLOCAUST SONGS. by Heyen, William.
    Heyen, William.
    MY HOLOCAUST SONGS.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Concord, New Hampshire: William B. Ewert, Publisher, 1980. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Illustrated with a wood engraving by Michael McCurdy on the front cover and title page. Quarter bound in navy leather over light blue boards. One of only 30 deluxe copies, numbered in Roman numerals, and printed on Mohawk Supefine (out of a total edition of 180 copies). SIGNED by both Heyen and McCurdy. These copies also include the collection's final poem, 'This Night' in holograph opposite the title page. 20 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 82075
    Keywords: fine press, Poetry
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  • BREAKING (from The Book of Medicines) by Hogan, Linda.
    Hogan, Linda.
    BREAKING (from The Book of Medicines)

    Edition: Limited edition.

    Berkeley, CA: Poltroon Press, 2002. First edition - One of 150 copies printed in letter press for the Environmental Poetry Festival, Berkeley, 7 September 2002 by Poltroon Press (an innovative small press founded in 1975 by Frances Butler and Alastair Johnson) A lovely production, consisting of a single poem, printed in black on cream colored stock with a pale aqua seascape woodcut, 13 inches tall by 10 inches wide. Broadside, single sheet.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 65464
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  • THE PERSISTENCE OF RED DREAMS. by Huey, Mark. Illustrated by Peter Brehm.
    Huey, Mark. Illustrated by Peter Brehm.
    THE PERSISTENCE OF RED DREAMS.

    Edition: First printing, a slim chapbook.

    Charlottesville, VA: Alderman Press, 1980. SIGNED first edition - Poetry by Mark Huey with illustrations in black and white by Peter Brehm. #79 out of a total printing of 175 copies, hand set and printed at the Alderman Press, and hand sewn in orange illustrated wrappers. SIGNED by both the author and illustrator on the colophon page. 20 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55776
    Keywords: fine press, Poetry
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  • SONGS AND HEROES. by Jeffers, Robinson; edited by Robert J. Brophy.
    Jeffers, Robinson; edited by Robert J. Brophy.
    SONGS AND HEROES.

    Edition: Limited, numbered first edition.

    Los Angeles: Arundel Press, 1988. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 22 early poems, not previously published and written around 1912. The title comes from a 1912 letter by Jeffers to his sister Una. No. 21 of 200 numbered copies on Frankfurt paper. Printed by Patrick Reagh, binding by Bela Blau, on Frankfort paper. 33 pp plus notes and colophon.

    Condition: Fine in light brown cloth with paper labels on the spine and front cover.

    Book ID: 76695
    Keywords: fine press, Poetry
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  • DANGEROUS AS DAUGHTERS. by MacDonald, Susan.
    MacDonald, Susan.
    DANGEROUS AS DAUGHTERS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    San Francisco: Five Trees Press, 1976. First edition - Designed and printed by Kathy Walkup in an edition of 500 copies, 450 of which are bound in wraps. Illustration and ornaments by Robin Cherin, Jungle Press. Oblong format, unpaginated.

    Condition: Very good+ (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 48246
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  • 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
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  • FLAGSTAFF. by Maytag, Ken.
    Maytag, Ken.
    FLAGSTAFF.

    Edition: Signed broadside.

    Santa Barbara: Unicorn Press, 1968. SIGNED first edition - Poem on a long single sheet folded five times to fit into envelope, printed on pale green paper with darker green illustrations and black letter. Cover has a small illustration and states "350 copies of Flagstaff, a Unicorn Longside, published January 2, 1968. Printed by Noel Young." The sheet then unfolds into a long thin broadside, . 21 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, with a drawing along the left hand side. SIGNED by Ken Maytag at the bottom and dated. Nov 14-15 67.

    Condition: Fine in a very good example of the original cream envelope.

    Book ID: 58573
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  • Middleton, David.
    AS FAR AS LIGHT REMAINS: Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a limited edition.

    Omaha, Nebraska: The Cummington Press, 1993. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 18 poems, printed by Harry Duncan from Bembo type with Perpetua initials in red on handmade paper from India. Case bound by Campbell-Logan in scarlet Japanese cloth with gilt stamping. One of 250 press numbered copies (203 for sale). 44 pp. Small prospectus laid in.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 61713
    Keywords: fine press, Poetry
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  • Montes de Oca, Marco Antonio (Introduction by Octavio Paz.)
    THE HEART OF THE FLUTE.

    Edition: Limited edition.

    [Pittsburgh, PA:] Byblos Editions, International Poetry Forum. (1978.). Hardcover first edition - First work of this well-known Mexican poet to be published in the US. One of only 230 copies printed on warm white Teton text, bound in marbleized boards with cream cloth spine. A bi-lingual edition with a translation by Laura Villesenor and with an introduction by Octavio Paz. Frontispiece by Jane Katselos. 60 pages.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 17787
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  • HERE IS EINBAUM. by Morris, Wright.
    Morris, Wright.
    HERE IS EINBAUM.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1973. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of five short stories, one of 226 specially bound copies, individually numbered and SIGNED by Morris. Printed by Noel Young, designed by Barbara Martin and handbound by Earle Gray. 84 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Fine in decorated boards with a paper label on the spine in a near fine acetate dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81026
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  • THE PRE-RAPHAELITES & THEIR WORLD: A Personal View From 'Some Reminiscences' and other writings of William Michael Rossetti. by Rossetti, William Michaell; introduction by Angela Thirlwell.
    Rossetti, William Michaell; introduction by Angela Thirlwell.
    THE PRE-RAPHAELITES & THEIR WORLD: A Personal View From 'Some Reminiscences' and other writings of William Michael Rossetti.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: The Folio Society, 1995. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully produced book illustrated throughout with reproductions of paintings and photographs in both full color and black and white. Includes an introduction and epilogue by Angela Thirlwell. List of illustrations, sources, index. xvii, 234 pp. Purple cloth binding with an ornate cover design by David Eccles.

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    London: The Folio Society, 1995. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully produced book illustrated throughout with reproductions of paintings and photographs in both full color and black and white. Includes an introduction and epilogue by Angela Thirlwell. List of illustrations, sources, index. xvii, 234 pp. Purple cloth binding with an ornate cover design by David Eccles.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine slipcase.

    Book ID: 45967
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  • A COLLECTOR'S DECABIBLON: An Address to the Annual Meeting of Gleeson Library Associates April 23, 1972. by Strouse, Norman H.
    Strouse, Norman H.
    A COLLECTOR'S DECABIBLON: An Address to the Annual Meeting of Gleeson Library Associates April 23, 1972.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Privately Printed, 1972. First edition - An entertaining speech in which this collector reminiscences about books, collections and booksellers, including his purchases from the 1948 auction of Mosher's own library, incunabula, booksellers like David Magee, and much more. Designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. One of 200 copies specially printed for private distribution by the author, out of a total printing of 1,000 copies. 21 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled gray wrappers.

    Book ID: 43425
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  • [Typography] Owens, L. T.
    J. H. MASON 1875-1951: SCHOLAR-PRINTER

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Frederick Muller, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - First biography and study of the work of this remarkable man who worked at the Ballantyne Press, the Doves Press with Emery Walker and Cobden Sanderson, the Cranach Press, and later collaborated with Eric Gill, Gordon Craig, and Edward Johnston. Although he was self-educated, Mason came to be considered as one of his era's greatest printers; among other achievements he developed the Imprint type, a congenial and readable face well suited for periodical printing and book composition. The author was a student of Mason in the years between the wars at what was then known as the L.C.C. Central School of Arts and Craft. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, and…

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    London: Frederick Muller, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - First biography and study of the work of this remarkable man who worked at the Ballantyne Press, the Doves Press with Emery Walker and Cobden Sanderson, the Cranach Press, and later collaborated with Eric Gill, Gordon Craig, and Edward Johnston. Although he was self-educated, Mason came to be considered as one of his era's greatest printers; among other achievements he developed the Imprint type, a congenial and readable face well suited for periodical printing and book composition. The author was a student of Mason in the years between the wars at what was then known as the L.C.C. Central School of Arts and Craft. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, and 12 other illustrations, including some double spread ones. Several appendices listing some of the books produced under his direction and also containing letters and speeches by Mason. Introduction by James Moran, index. A title in the Ars Typographica Series. xvi, 192 pp. ISBN: 0-584103530.

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    Condition: Fine in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering in fine pale blue dust jacket (a new copy.) Slightly oversized format.

    Book ID: 31492
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  • P. G. WODEHOUSE: THREE TALKS AND A FEW WORDS AT A FESTIVE OCCASION IN 1982. by [Wodehouse, P. G.] Usborne, Richard; William Douglas-Home, Malcolm Muggeridge and Angus McIntyre.
    [Wodehouse, P. G.] Usborne, Richard; William Douglas-Home, Malcolm Muggeridge and Angus McIntyre.
    P. G. WODEHOUSE: THREE TALKS AND A FEW WORDS AT A FESTIVE OCCASION IN 1982.

    Edition: Limited edition, in wrappers.

    New York & London: James H Heineman / Curwen Press. 1989. First edition - For two months in 1982 there was, in the foyers of the National Theatre in London, an exhibition to celebrate P. G. Wodehouse's centenary. In conjunction with this exhibition, there were frequent talks in the Lyttelton Theatre on Wodehousian subjects. Three are printed here along with an after-dinner speech. Printed in letterpress and limited to 500 individually numbered copies, of which this is 76. Tall thin format. 52 pp. plus 2 pp of information on the series. ISBN: 0-870081268.

    Condition: Fine in stiff pale blue wrappers with black lettering.

    Book ID: 84043
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