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  • MCSWEENEY'S 15. by [Anthology, signed] Eggers, Dave, editor; Sjon, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Eggers, Dave, editor; Sjon, signed.
    MCSWEENEY'S 15.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: McSweeney's, (2004). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Number fifteen in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, a hardcover series of books which rank among the most creatively designed and published of the early 21st century. Stories by Steve Milhouser, Roddy Doyle, Jimmy Hen, Eric Hansonm Padgett Powell Benjain Rosenbaum and more. Includes a special section on Icelandic Fiction with contributions from Birna Anna Bjornsdottir, Sjon, Gyroir Eliasson, Bragi Olafsson, Einar Marguomundsson, Hallgrimur Helgason, Porarinn Eldjorn, Guobergur Brgsson, Oddny Sturludottir, Silj Hauksdotir, Andri Snoer Magnason. SIGNED by TWO authors - by Eggers at the bottom of the copyright page and Sjon at "Fridrick and the Eejit." Notes on contributors. 305 pp. ISBN: 1-932416145.

    Condition: Very near fine in gold and illustrated boards (does not have the bonus map).

    Book ID: 72610
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  • Blaser, Robin.
    THE MOTH POEM.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Open Space, 1964. SIGNED first edition - The author's first book. One of 300 copies printed and designed at the White Rabbit Press by Graham Mackintosh. SIGNED on the verso of the half title page by the author.

    Condition: Near fine - just a few small signsof wear to the gray outer wrappers.

    Book ID: 15868
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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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  • HOW I BROKE IN & SIX MODERN MASTERS. by Clark, Tom.
    Clark, Tom.
    HOW I BROKE IN & SIX MODERN MASTERS.

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Bolinas, CA: Tombouctou, 1977. dj. First edition - Collection of poetry issued in an edition of only 500 copies. Cover and illustration by the author. Oblong format, unpaginated.

    Condition: Very near fine in dusty pink printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 77992
    Keywords: Poetry, small press
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  • THE ENGLEWOOD READINGS. by Clarke, Terence; illustrated by Cathleen Daly.
    Clarke, Terence; illustrated by Cathleen Daly.
    THE ENGLEWOOD READINGS.

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

    Paradise, California: Dustbooks, 1976. SIGNED first edition - A collection of poems, with drawings and cover design by Cathleen Daly. A presentation copy INSCRIBED on the title page "for Tom - with many thanks for such good design" and signed by both the author and the illustrator. Designed at Mason Street Press, San Francisco. 66 pp. ISBN: 0-913218294.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69607
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  • AS WONDERFUL AS ALL THAT?: Henry Crowder's Memoir of His Affair with Nancy Cunard, 1928-1935. by Crowder, Henry with Hugo Speck (introduction and epilogue by Robert L. Allen.)
    Crowder, Henry with Hugo Speck (introduction and epilogue by Robert L. Allen.)
    AS WONDERFUL AS ALL THAT?: Henry Crowder's Memoir of His Affair with Nancy Cunard, 1928-1935.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Navarro, CA: Wild Trees Press, 1987. Photo of Crowder and Cunard at the Hours Trees Press on front cover - 201 pgs. cover price 9.95. Very uncommon and interesting. A jazz musician whom Nancy Cunard met in Paris, Crowder was the dedicatee of (and inspiration for) Cunard's massive anthology 'Negro.' This is his frank perspective on their relationship, on the times, and on the production of the book 'Negro.' Fascinating reading - and one of the hardest to find titles produced by Alice Walker's and Robert Allen's small press. ISBN: 0-931125-057.

    Condition: Just about fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 25163
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  • THE ANGEL HAIR ANTHOLOGY: Angel Hair Sleeps with a Boy in My Head. by [Poetry] Waldman, Anne and Lewis Warsh, editors.
    [Poetry] Waldman, Anne and Lewis Warsh, editors.
    THE ANGEL HAIR ANTHOLOGY: Angel Hair Sleeps with a Boy in My Head.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Granary Books, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Between 1966 and 1969, in New York's Lower East Side, Waldman and Warsh published a little mag called "Angel Hair" (the title came from a poem by Jonathan Cott.) and they continued through 1978 publishing books and broadsides from this small press. The poets they published came out of the New York school, the beats, Black Mountain and San Francisco Renaissance. This anthology includes works from Ted Berrigan, Robert Duncan, Tom Greenwald, Barbara Guest, Joanne Kyger, Lorenzo Thomas, Hannah Weiner, John Wieners, Lewis Warsh, Robert Creeley, Tom Clark, Alice Notley, Joe Brainard, Clark Coolidge, Kenward Elmslie, Bernadette Mayer, Emilie Clark, Lyn Hejinian, Gerald Malanga, Frank O'Hara and many…

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    New York: Granary Books, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Between 1966 and 1969, in New York's Lower East Side, Waldman and Warsh published a little mag called "Angel Hair" (the title came from a poem by Jonathan Cott.) and they continued through 1978 publishing books and broadsides from this small press. The poets they published came out of the New York school, the beats, Black Mountain and San Francisco Renaissance. This anthology includes works from Ted Berrigan, Robert Duncan, Tom Greenwald, Barbara Guest, Joanne Kyger, Lorenzo Thomas, Hannah Weiner, John Wieners, Lewis Warsh, Robert Creeley, Tom Clark, Alice Notley, Joe Brainard, Clark Coolidge, Kenward Elmslie, Bernadette Mayer, Emilie Clark, Lyn Hejinian, Gerald Malanga, Frank O'Hara and many others. This copy is INSCRIBED on the title page by both Anne Waldman and Lewis Warsh and dated 3//02. Introduction by the editors, "Angel Hair Memoirs" by many of the poets, list of Angel Hair publications compiled by Steve Clay and Aaron Fischer. Illustrated with photographs. xxvii, 617 pp plus index. ISBN: 1887123490.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon and especially so in hardcover and signed.

    Book ID: 57647
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  • Riddell, Nora.
    COSMIC MAMA.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    [Milwaukee, WI]: Morgan Press, 1971. SIGNED first edition - INSCRIBED on the last blank page. A small chapbook with a single poem- the "hey lady supplement no. 14," published in a limited edition of 300 copies using hand set Melior type, hand press, Van Son ink. Cover by Meryl Olsen. Unpaginated (28 pp.)

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated red wrappers, with reflective gold surface on the inside.

    Book ID: 35607
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  • EROTIC FANTASTIC: The Best of Circlet Press, 1992-2002. by Tan, Cecilia, editor. Francesca Lia Block, signed.
    Tan, Cecilia, editor. Francesca Lia Block, signed.
    EROTIC FANTASTIC: The Best of Circlet Press, 1992-2002.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Cambridge, MA: Circlet Press, 2003. SIGNED first edition - An anthology containing 23 of the best stories, published by Circlet Press in the first 10 years of its existence - among the contributors are Francesca Lia Block, Evan Hollander, Laura Antoniou, Catherine Asaro and others. SIGNED by TWO authors: on the title page by editor and founder of the press, Cecilia Tan, and by Francesca Lia Block at her story "Milagro." Laid in is a catalogue of the press's offerings. Notes on the contributors. 344 pp. ISBN: 1885865449.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 26056
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  • EROTIC FANTASTIC: The Best of Circlet Press, 1992-2002. by Tan, Cecilia, editor. Francesca Lia Block, signed.
    Tan, Cecilia, editor. Francesca Lia Block, signed.
    EROTIC FANTASTIC: The Best of Circlet Press, 1992-2002.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Cambridge, MA: Circlet Press, 2003. SIGNED first edition - An anthology containing 23 of the best stories, published by Circlet Press in the first 10 years of its existence - among the contributors are Francesca Lia Block, Evan Hollander, Laura Antoniou, Catherine Asaro and others. SIGNED by TWO authors: INSCRIBED on the title page by editor and founder of the press, Cecilia Tan, and SIGNED by Francesca Lia Block at her story "Milagro." Laid in is a catalogue of the press's offerings. Notes on the contributors. 344 pp. ISBN: 1-885865-449.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 26057
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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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  • BEEN IN BERKELEY TOO LONG. by Wells, Judy; Carla Kandinsky and Ralph Dranow; llustrated by Donna Duguay.
    Wells, Judy; Carla Kandinsky and Ralph Dranow; llustrated by Donna Duguay.
    BEEN IN BERKELEY TOO LONG.

    Edition: First printing, a slim paperback original.

    Albuquerque. NM: Hawkeye Press, (1980). First edition - A collaborative work by these four former residents of Berkeley - includes poetry by Judy Wells, prose poems by Carla Kandinsky and a short story by Ralph Dranow, illustrated with drawings by Donna Duguay.

    Condition: Near fine copy in stapled yellow illustrated wraps.

    Book ID: 78984
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