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Nurse Lovechild's Legacy / Being a Mighty Fine Collection of The Most Noble, Memorable and Veracious Nursery Rhymes
1 Nurse Lovechild's Legacy / Being a Mighty Fine Collection of The Most Noble, Memorable and Veracious Nursery Rhymes
London: The Poetry Bookshop, 1922. Mother Goose rhymes; embellished with drawings by C. Lovat Fraser and printed by the Curwen Press. 12mo, red boards. 64 pp. "A new edition, fourth thousand". Very good; front cover has a light band of sunning at top; rear cover lightly soiled.. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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A Selection of Aesop's Fables (translated by Boris Artzybasheff), Aesop
2 AesopA Selection of Aesop's Fables (translated by Boris Artzybasheff)
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.. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Anatomia Humani Corporis (Atlas of Human Anatomy), Bidloo, Govard
3 Bidloo, GovardAnatomia Humani Corporis (Atlas of Human Anatomy)
Paris: Editions Roger DaCosta, 1972. Facsimile edition of Bidloo's noted atlas of human anatomy first published in Amsterdam in 1685. Large 4to (11"x16"), bound in burgundy leatherette, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt. No. 411 of 2000 copies printed. A bit of rubbing at top and bottom of spine, otherwise fine. The atlas is illustrated with 105 plates by Gerard de Lairesse, showing the human figure both in living attitudes and as dissected cadavers. The book was later plagiarized by English surgeon William Cowper for his Anatomy of the Humane Bodies (1698), which gave no credit to either Bidloo or de Lairesse. This led to a number of vitriolic exchanges between Bidloo and Cowper, including several pamphlets published in each anatomist's defense. William III, Dutch stadholder and king of England, asked Bidloo to become his personal physician in 1695. The king died in his arms on 8 March 1702.. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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The Ravenna Journal / Mainly compiled at Ravenna in 1821 and now for the first time issued in book form., Byron, George Gordon (Lord)
4 Byron, George Gordon (Lord)The Ravenna Journal / Mainly compiled at Ravenna in 1821 and now for the first time issued in book form.
London: The First Edition Club, 1928. Limited Edition (500 copies), being the twelfth book published by The First Edition Club. 8vo, decorative cloth, with a leather spine label with the title stamped in gold, top edge gilt. A very good copy, but with a 1/4" chip from the leather spine label and some flaking at edges. Interior is clean and tight overall but with some age-toning to paste-downs and end papers. Contemporary booksellers label on rear pastedown. Printed by the Curwen Press.. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Plantin-Moretus Museum, a Printer's Paradise, De Vinne, Theodore L.
5 De Vinne, Theodore L.The Plantin-Moretus Museum, a Printer's Paradise
The Grabhorn Press, 1929. 1st thus., 16mo. Vellum. (xvi), 54 pages. Biographical introduction by Oscar Lewis precedes the article by De Vinne reproduced from June 1888 issue of Scribners. Colored frontispiece and decorative initial by Valenti Angelo. Limited to 425 copies; this copy unnumbered but bearing the signature of E. Grabhorn beneath the colophon. Near Fine copy with prior owner’s small inkstamp on fep; in Near Fine Slipcase with light sunfade... 
Price: 110.00 USD
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Booksellers’ Marks / An Illustrated Book, Dingman, Larry
6 Dingman, LarryBooksellers’ Marks / An Illustrated Book
Dinkytown Antiquarian Bookstore, 1986. First, Fine. 1st edition (1986)97 pp. A limited edition of 447 copies, the book contains 444 reproductions of original book store marks, mostly from the late 19th century through World War II. Three original marks are tipped in. With an essay on Booksellers' Marks by Michael Adams and introduction by Dingman. Fine copy without d/w, as issued.. 
Price: 57.50 USD
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From the German, Drinkwater, John
7 Drinkwater, JohnFrom the German
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1924. 1st ed., 8vo, batiked-paper boards with 1/4 vellum-spine. Printed by the Pelican Press and limited to 250 copies. English translation of seventeen verses by Goethe, Schiller, Moerike, Uhland, Hebbel, Theodor Storm, Keller, Guenther, Gleim, Boie, Hofmannsthal, Liliencron and Buerger. The Pelican Press was founded in 1916 by Sir Francis Meynell, with the active involvement of Stanley Morison - a British typographer, designer and historian of printing. He was one of the most influential type-designers of the 20th century, having designed the Times New Roman typeface (1931) and several historical revivals for the Monotype Corporation. A couple of stray pencil marks on FFEP otherwise absolutely pristine -- as if it came off the press today. In very good glassine d/w with several small tears and creases and original cardboard box that is split at all 4 hinges.. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Stockton Boyhood/ Being the Reminiscences of Carl Ewald Grunsky, Grunsky, Carl Ewald
8 Grunsky, Carl EwaldStockton Boyhood/ Being the Reminiscences of Carl Ewald Grunsky
San Francisco: Friends of the Bancroft Library, The, 1959. First Edition, Decorative Cloth. Very Good. No Jacket, as Issued.. 4to - over 9¾. Limited to 800 copies. Designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy. Sm. 4to; 134 pp., illus. Essays written at the end of Grunsky's life about his early years in Stockton, California, and studying engineering in Germany. Grunsky was an important Civil Engineer, working on the Panama Canal and the improvement of port facilities in California.. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Plays for Puppets, H.D.C.P. (H. Douglas Clark Pepler)
9 H.D.C.P. (H. Douglas Clark Pepler)Plays for Puppets
St. Dominic's Press, 1929. Good. 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 spine somewhat frayed.This copy contains an inked gift inscription on the front end paper from bookseller Jake Zeitlin to Helen Dahlstrom (wife of Grant Dahlstrom, Castle Press) and has Zeitlin's shop seal affixed inside back cover.. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Marginalia to Life / Being Notes from the Private Papers of Anthony Hillyer., Hillyer, Anthony
10 Hillyer, AnthonyMarginalia to Life / Being Notes from the Private Papers of Anthony Hillyer.
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 discolored the paper.. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Desert, The., Jeffers, Robinson.
11 Jeffers, Robinson.Desert, The.
Los Angeles:: Dawson's Book Shop,, 1976.. First Thus;, Cloth;. Good;. No Jacket as Issued.. Miniature. 64mo - up to 3. First book publication of Jeffers' poem, first published in the Occidental Mid-Winter magazine, 1905. Fine in outward appearance, but several pages have separated from spine. 2"x2-3/4".. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Matsukaze / A Japanese No Play by Kwanami  Translated into English by Dan Frank Waugh, Kwanami aks Kanami
12 Kwanami aks KanamiMatsukaze / A Japanese No Play by Kwanami Translated into English by Dan Frank Waugh
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.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Discoveries and Inventions / A Lecture by Abraham Lincoln Delivered in 1860, Lincoln, Abraham
13 Lincoln, AbrahamDiscoveries and Inventions / A Lecture by Abraham Lincoln Delivered in 1860
San Francisco: John Howell, 1915. A Lecture by Abraham Lincoln Delivered in 1860. 1st ed., thus. 8vo, red boards. Printed for San Francisco bookseller John Howell by SF printer John Henry Nash. One of 250 copies printed d on Fabriano Italian Hand-made paper. This is copy no. 68. Interior is clean, tight and bright. Covers have surface wear and several small nicks along edges and top of spine.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Homecomings, Morris, Willie
14 Morris, WillieHomecomings
University Press of Mississippi, 1989. Signed limited edition. One of 174 numbered copies signed by both the author and artist. Fine copy in original slipcase. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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15 OvidLove Books of Ovid, The (A. King illustrations)
New York:: Art Studio Books., 1930.. First thus., Cloth.. Very good;. no jacket, as issued.. Illustrated by Alexander King.. One of the many illustrated, 'erotic' classics published during the 1920-30's. This copy is one of two thousand numbered copies. The book was also published in a deluxe edition of 50 copies, with an original erotic sketch on the end paper, and in an addition of 18 copies bound in morocco with the original artwork to one of the illustrations laid inside a clamshell box. The translation, pseudonymously attributed to Charles Young, is also by Alexander King (with the assistance of Jack Borut.). 
Price: 125.00 USD
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16 Phillips, George LewisAmerican Chimney Sweeps / An Historical Account of a Once Important Trade
Trenton NJ: The Past Times Press, 1957. Edward Gee Jackson. 1st ed., 8vo, marbled boards without dust jacket (as issued). 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 Phillips by the book's illustrator, California/Southwestern artist Everett Gee Jackson. A fine copy with some light toning on front end paper where a newspaper clipping lightly discolored the paper. [The clipping is inside an envelope pasted inside front cover.]. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Joan The Maid of Orleans /  Being That Portion of the Chronicles of St. Denis Which Deals with Her Life and Times, from the Chroniques de France Printed in Paris in 1493, St. Denis (Pauline B. Sowers trans.)
17 St. Denis (Pauline B. Sowers trans.)Joan The Maid of Orleans / Being That Portion of the Chronicles of St. Denis Which Deals with Her Life and Times, from the Chroniques de France Printed in Paris in 1493
San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1938. Produced for Roy Vernon Sowers by the Grabhorn Press and limited to an edition of 525 unnumbered copies. A portion of The Chronicles of St. Denis dealing with the life of Joan of Arc. Illustrated from woodcuts from the original edition of 1493. Black and red printing on heavy laid paper. Powder blue paper boards, the coat-of-arms of Joan printed on the front, ivory linen cloth and paper spine label. A fine copy; very light surface wear - pristine interior with original prospectus and specimen page laid in.. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Mark Twain's Letter to William Bowen Buffalo, February Sixth, 1870, Twain, Mark
18 Twain, MarkMark Twain's Letter to William Bowen Buffalo, February Sixth, 1870
San Francisco: Book Club of California/ Grabhorn Press, 1938. 1st ed., Fine. 1st ed. Small quarto. Cloth and boards, paper spine label. , 11pp. Limited to 400 copies. This copy ex-libris the library of Adolf Sutro, President of the BCC, with his small bookplate inside front cover. A fine copy but lacking the original dust jacket and a small pencil erasure inside back cover. Original prospectus laid in.. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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[Leaf book] Elbert Hubbard: William Morris's greatest imitator, Walsdorf, Jack
19 Walsdorf, Jack[Leaf book] Elbert Hubbard: William Morris's greatest imitator
Yellow Barn Press, Council Bluffs, 1999. 1st ed, Fine. 8vo; original violet and orange Japanese cloth over boards [based upon a William Morris design], paper labels on spine and upper cover; Edition limited to 150 copies, thirty four of which have laid-in leaves from books published by Kelmscott and Roycroft. This copy one of the latter, no. 21. Pp. vii, [5], 24, [2]; 2 portraits, 2 specimen pages tipped in (one a leaf - from Kelmscott’s “Gothic Architecture”, and another from Hubbard's “Rip Van Winkle”); fine. Original prospectus laid in. Walsdorf A33. A pristine copy.. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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NICOLAS JENSON, PRINTER OF VENICE. His Famous Type Designs and Some Comment Upon the Printing Types of Earlier Printers, [Leaf Book]
20 [Leaf Book]NICOLAS JENSON, PRINTER OF VENICE. His Famous Type Designs and Some Comment Upon the Printing Types of Earlier Printers
San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1926. Limited Edition of 207 copies, this being No.16. Folio (16-1/4 x 10-1/2 inches) in original marbled boards backed in Spanish Goat with leather title label, and gilt lettering on spine. The type is a recutting of Jenson's Roman letter by Morris Fuller Benton. Includes a leaf [unnumbered] of Plutarch's Vitae Parallelae Illustrium Virorum, volume two, which was published in Venice in 1478. With 10 blanks at front and rear and 8 pages of printed text. Near fine; light rubbing on corners and spine. Some discoloration to fep, otherwise the interior is pristine.. 
Price: 525.00 USD
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