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  • A CAFECITO STORY. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    A CAFECITO STORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2001 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A lovely book on the growing of coffee illustrated with striking woodcuts by noted Dominican artist Belkis Ramirez, afterword by Bill Eichner, who talks about the importance of the traditional shade grown coffee, and how he and Alvarez came to be involved in an organic coffee farm in the Dominican Republic. SIGNED on the title page by Alvarez. 58 pp. ISBN: 193149800.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 43279
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  • A CAFECITO STORY. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    A CAFECITO STORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2001 dj. Hardcover first edition - A lovely book on the growing of coffee illustrated with woodcuts by Belkis Ramirez, afterword by Bill Eichner, who talks about the importance of the traditional shade grown coffee, and how he and Alvarez came to be involved in an organic coffee farm in the Dominican Republic. 58 pp. ISBN: 193149800.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Promotional materials for this book and for 'Equal Exchange' laid in.

    Book ID: 48823
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  • Brown, Marcia.
    BACKBONE OF THE KING: The Story of Paka'a and His Son Ku.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 1966. Hardcover first edition - Includes many woodcuts by the author, based on her experiences during a stay in the Hawaiian islands. Includes a 16 page glossary,

    Condition: Ex-school library with signs of a pocket on front endpaper, discard stamp on title page, but overwise in very good to near fine condition in illustrated library binding. Many pages still unopened, indicating that this copy has never been read.

    Book ID: 15391
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  • THE PLANT MAGIC MAN. by Durrell, Lawrence.
    Durrell, Lawrence.
    THE PLANT MAGIC MAN.

    Edition: First thus- a slim trade paperback, issued simultaneously with a signed limited edition.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1973. First edition - An essay by Durrell on his experience with Ludo Chardenon, a herbalist in Arles, Provence. Cover blocks by Margaret Wilson. The fifth title in the 'Yes! Capra Chapbook Series' edited by Robert Durand and Noel Young. Illustrated with small decorations and woodcuts throughout. 25 pp plus a facsimile copy of Chardenon's preparations and plants, a final woodcut, a photograph of Chardenon and Durrell and the colophon. ISBN: 0-912264-519.

    Condition: Very good overall in illustrated wrappers (small chip to upper corner of front cover.)

    Book ID: 60795
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  • WALKING WORDS. by Galeano, Eduardo (1940-2015). Woodcuts by Jose Francisco Borges.
    Galeano, Eduardo (1940-2015). Woodcuts by Jose Francisco Borges.
    WALKING WORDS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Norton, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual collaboration by this writer from Uruguay- and artist from Brazil - one which "draws on the folklore of rural and urban Latin America to discover and retell 'the stories of ghouls and fools that Id like to write.' . . beautifully illustrated by the Brazilian woodcut artist JosŽ Francisco Borges" Translated from the Spanish by Mark Fried. 328 pp. ISBN: 0-393037827.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74837
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  • THE BIRD'S LAST SONG. by Liberman, Judith.
    Liberman, Judith.
    THE BIRD'S LAST SONG.

    Edition: First printing.

    Reading, Massachusetts: Addison Wesley, (1976) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A simple story about life and death, illustrated with the author's woodcuts. SIGNED by the author on the first page with the words "best wishes" and dated Spring 1981. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-201043513.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket. (some toning and general wear to the dj)

    Book ID: 68218
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  • Mamet, David (illustrated by Michael McCurdy.)
    PASSOVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful and moving novella, in which a young girl who is helping her grandmother prepare the Passover meal learns the significance of each dish, and the history of her own family. Illustrated with woodcuts by McMurdy. ISBN: 0-312-131410.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 19573
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  • THE FIRST PRINTERS AND THEIR BOOKS; A Catalogue of an Exhibition Commemorating the Five Hundredth Anniversary of the Invention of Printing. by Mongan, Elizabeth and Edwin Wolf.
    Mongan, Elizabeth and Edwin Wolf.
    THE FIRST PRINTERS AND THEIR BOOKS; A Catalogue of an Exhibition Commemorating the Five Hundredth Anniversary of the Invention of Printing.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1940. First edition - Illustrated exhibition catalogue. Includes 64 incunabula from Gutenberg and his Bible through Wynkyn de Worde, in Westminster in 1500, with information on the printers as well as the books themselves. 94 pp

    Condition: Very good in stiff cream wrappers (some toning to the pages and covers, minor wear to yapped edges.)

    Book ID: 57648
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  • Smith, William Jay. Illustrated by Jacques Hnizdovsky.
    BIRDS AND BEASTS: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Godine, (1990). dj. Hardcover first edition - A delightful combination of short poems perfect for reading aloud to children, and a beautifully produced book, printed in two color letterpress with the stricking woodcuts (one for each creature) in a subtle third color. Hnizdovsky, who died in 1985, was working on these illustrations with Smith in the period before his death. Slightly oversized format, printed in an edition of only 6000 copies. 38 pp. ISBN: 0-87923-8658.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 30366
    Keywords: Poetry, woodcuts
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