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Image for Nurse Lovechild's Legacy / Being a Mighty Fine Collection of The Most Noble, Memorable and Veracious Nursery Rhymes

Nurse Lovechild's Legacy / Being a Mighty Fine Collection of The Most Noble, Memorable and Veracious Nursery Rhymes

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, The Poetry Bookshop: 1922

Seller ID: 31703


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. View more info

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Horatius At The Bridge & Casey At The Bat.

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Grabhorn Press: 1954

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: k180331b


10”x14”, letterpress; 4 pp. The two poems are printed in parallel columns. 75 copies printed for presentation to members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco”. Fine. View more info

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A Selection of Aesop's Fables (translated by Boris Artzybasheff)

By: Aesop

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chamberlain Press: 1984

Seller ID: 1007


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. View more info

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Luxurious Bathing: A Sketch

By: Andrew W Tuer

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, London: 1880

Edition: 2d ed.

Seller ID: k190218b

Condition: Good


2d ed. [First thus; the true first edition was published in folio form with etchings by another artist.] , 9-1/4”x6”, full vellum binding, gilt titles and decorations, untrimmed pages. 60 pp. [2 advt] Woodcut decorations and ornaments in the text plus eight etchings by Tristam Ellis. Good condition. The covers are soiled with some spotting and chipping; very lightly warped -- though less than commonly found. [A publisher’s slip notice inside states that the book is prone to warping. Losse at the front joint. Prior owner’s bookplate inside front cover. Text block is clean and bright; s... View more info

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Illuminated Manuscript: Pope Joan / A Historical Text based upon “Bower’s History of the Popes [1748]” /

By: Anonymous. [Anastasius Scriptor]

Price: $1,850.00

Seller ID: k180228l


n.p. n.d. 4to, illuminated vellum wrappers; 52 leaves; stitched binding. Pen and ink calligraphy, illuminations with watercolor head and tail pieces, and in-text illustrations all on hand-made paper. The artist/author is unknown. Clean, tight and unmarked interior. Covers torn and chipped on all edges. Date unknown but probably from late 1950’s - early 1960’s. View more info

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Anatomia Humani Corporis (Atlas of Human Anatomy)

By: Bidloo, Govard

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions Roger DaCosta: 1972

Seller ID: 1936


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... View more info

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The Ravenna Journal / Mainly compiled at Ravenna in 1821 and now for the first time issued in book form.

By: Byron, George Gordon (Lord)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, The First Edition Club: 1928

Seller ID: 042408


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. View more info

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Old Pastures

By: Colum, Padraic

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Company: 1930

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: k190218c

Condition: Fine


1st ed., 8vo, Cloth-backed batiqued boards. No. 19 of 200 copies signed and numbered by the author. 42 pp. Fine except for bookplate inside front cover; in poor slipcase lacking top/bottom edges and ½ of spine. View more info

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Booksellers’ Marks / An Illustrated Book

By: Dingman, Larry

Price: $57.50

Publisher: Dinkytown Antiquarian Bookstore: 1986

Edition: First

Seller ID: 021801

Condition: 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. View more info

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From the German

By: Drinkwater, John

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd.: 1924

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: 1048


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 ... View more info

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Stockton Boyhood/ Being the Reminiscences of Carl Ewald Grunsky

By: Grunsky, Carl Ewald

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Friends of the Bancroft Library, The: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000282

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Plays for Puppets

By: H.D.C.P. (H. Douglas Clark Pepler)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: St. Dominic's Press: 1929

Seller ID: 111601

Condition: 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 Hel... View more info

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OLD MAID'S FOLLY: Black Venus and Other Texas Legal Tales

By: Hankerson, James A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: N.P. (Austin, Roger Beacham: 1987

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: m190723b

Condition: Fine


1st ed., 8vo, grey boards, black cloth spine with titles on paper label. 76pp. with frontis protrait. Designed by W.R. Holman in an edition of 250 copies, printed at Wind River Press. A collection of stories from the life and times of author's father who practiced law in West & East Texas. Condition: near fine; a bright, tight copy. Internally pristine; a fine copy overall but with several small spots on covers. View more info

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Marginalia to Life / Being Notes from the Private Papers of Anthony Hillyer.

By: Hillyer, Anthony

Price: $175.00

Seller ID: 07155


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. View more info

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Desert, The.

By: Jeffers, Robinson.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Dawson's Book Shop,: 1976.

Edition: First Thus;

Seller ID: 000130

Condition: Good;


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". View more info

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Discoveries and Inventions / A Lecture by Abraham Lincoln Delivered in 1860

By: Lincoln, Abraham

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, John Howell: 1915

Seller ID: 121340


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. View more info

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Homecomings

By: Morris, Willie

Price: $120.00

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi: 1989

Seller ID: 121332


Signed limited edition. One of 174 numbered copies signed by both the author and artist. Fine copy in original slipcase View more info

Love Books of Ovid, The (A. King illustrations)

By: Ovid

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York:, Art Studio Books.: 1930.

Edition: First thus.

Seller ID: A00015

Condition: Very good;


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.) View more info

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The Poorest of the Poor [broadside]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Berkeley [CA]: Black Oak Books: 1992

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: s180624a

Condition: Fine.


7"x22" letterpress broadside containing an excerpt from In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Published in connection with a speaking engagement to support the Leonard Peltier Defense Fund. Designed and printed in an edition of 150 copies at Okeanos Press. A Fine. pristine copy signed by Matthiessen at bottom. View more info

American Chimney Sweeps / An Historical Account of a Once Important Trade

By: Phillips, George Lewis

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Trenton NJ, The Past Times Press: 1957

Seller ID: 111103


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.] View more info