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A CHRISTMAS LETTER - Witches and Warlocks, Biddle, Moncure
1 Biddle, Moncure A CHRISTMAS LETTER - Witches and Warlocks
Philadelphia Moncure Biddle & Company 1943 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
61 pages; Clean and tight in original tan printed wrappers. Frontispiece and five additional b&w full page illustrations. Several in text illustrations based on early woodblock prints. Printed at the press of George Buchanan under the direction of Joseph A. Gutekunst. Moncure Biddle, from the famous Philadelphia Biddle family, was an investment banker. a famous bibliophile, a connoisseur of editions of the classics and, by reputation, an eccentric. During the 1940s Biddle published an annual "Christmas Letter" on a topic of literary or bibliographic interest. This book, issued for Christmas 1943, addresses Witches and Witchcraft, particularly as portrayed in fifteenth and sixteenth century works and is dedicated to Frank Packard. 
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THE GYPSIES - Romans from Little Egypt, Biddle, Moncure
2 Biddle, Moncure THE GYPSIES - Romans from Little Egypt
Philadelphia Moncure Biddle & Company 1940 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
37 pages; Clean and tight in original tan printed wrappers. Colour frontispiece and fourteen additional b&w full page illustrations (one folding). Printed at the press of George Buchanan under the direction of Joseph A. Gutekunst. Moncure Biddle, from the famous Philadelphia Biddle family, was an investment banker. a famous bibliophile, a connoisseur of editions of the classics and, by reputation, an eccentric. During the 1940s Biddle published an annual "Christmas Letter" on a topic of literary or bibliographic interest. This book, issued for Christmas 1940, addresses The Gypsies and is dedicated to the author's "Aunt Nathalie." 
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RHYMES WITH LITTLE REASON, Blair, Anne
3 Blair, Anne RHYMES WITH LITTLE REASON
Mount Vernon Publishing Company 1962 First Edition Booklet Very Good+ 12mo 7" - 7½" tall Signed by Author
Autograph; Inscribed to Armita Colt and SIGNED by the author on title page. Clean and tight in original cream wrappers printed in red. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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The Centenary of Byron's Death in England Two Addresses, Caclamanos, Demetrius [Dimitrios Kaklamanos]
4 Caclamanos, Demetrius [Dimitrios Kaklamanos] The Centenary of Byron's Death in England Two Addresses
London Privately Printed 1924 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 16mo 
44 & [1] pages; Original binding: vellum spine over boards covered with paper impressed with an artificial wood-grain. Printed label on the front cover lettered in black with titles in both English and Greek. OCLC: 1907591 The author (1872-1949), Greek envoy and Minister for Greece in England. The two addresses were delivered in English by him in London, 1924. The first was at a special meeting of the Poetry Society on April 11, 1924, held at 139 Picadilly (once Lord Byron's London residence); the second address was delivered at a Public Luncheon to mark the centenary of Byron's death, held on April 29, 1924. The original text in English appears with a Greek translation on facing pages. There is a colophon leaf facing the title page, partly printed, partly filled out in ink. This copy was number 109 (of an unspecified edition) - "Printed for Mr. and Mrs. John Nef" [John Ulric Nef (1899 – 1988) was an American economic historian, and the co-founder of the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought. Although he was long associated with the University of Chicago, Nef traveled widely, especially in England and France; his books include 'The United States and Civilization' (1967), 'The Rise of the British Coal Industry' (1966), 'The Conquest of the Material World' (1964), and 'Search for Meaning: Autobiography of a Non-Conformist.' Mrs. Nef at the time this copy was commissioned was Elinor Castle Nef (1895-1953), an heiress of the Castle & Cooke corporation, one of the famous "Big Five" companies which dominated business in Hawaii throughout the 20th century. She was a noted art collector and philanthropist]. A handsomely printed tribute to the association between Byron and the Greek Revolution. There are large initial letters throughout printed in red, with floral decoratative type ornaments surrounding all (but the first). On the verso of the final leaf, this printer's slug appears in tiny letters: "George S. Vellonis, Ltd. 43, City Road, E. C. 1." A sound and handsome copy, with minor soiling to the vellum spine and a couple of faint finger marks to the front cover. Internally fine, fresh and crisp. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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5 Chamberlain, Houston Stewart PARSIFAL MARCHEN
Munchen Verlag von F. Bruckmann 1900 Limited Edition Paperback Very Good Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall 
68 pages; Nr. 77 of an edition limited to only 330 copies printed on Japon paper. OCLC: 8271067 Titlepage with large Initial printed in gold, lettering in red and black. Large initial letters and first chapter lines in beautiful stylized type printed in red. Original card covers with pattern of intertwining vines and flowers printed in gold, lightly dust soiled. Contents clean a bright. Though British-born, Chamberlain wrote in German, authoring several books on political philosophy, natural science, and Richard Wagner. In early adulthood, he migrated to Dresden where he immersed himself in the study of Wagner's music and philosophy. He later moved to Austria where his ideas on race and teutonic supremacy gained form. After attending the festival at Bayrouth in 1882 he began corresponding with Wagner's widow, establishing a relationship that eventually lead to his marriage to Wagner's daughter Eva in 1905. His two-volume book, Die Grundlagen des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts, published in 1899, was a seminal work of German Nationalism with its principles of Aryan supremacy and antisemitism. Adolph Hitler and Joseph Goebbels visited Chamberlain a number of times. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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PARSIFAL MARCHEN, Chamberlain, Houston Stewart
6 Chamberlain, Houston Stewart PARSIFAL MARCHEN
Munchen Verlag von F. Bruckmann 1900 Limited Edition Paperback Very Good Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall 
68 pages; Nr. 77 of an edition limited to only 330 copies printed on Japon paper. OCLC: 8271067 Titlepage with large Initial printed in gold, lettering in red and black. Large initial letters and first chapter lines in beautiful stylized type printed in red. Original card covers with pattern of intertwining vines and flowers printed in gold, lightly dust soiled. Contents clean a bright. Though British-born, Chamberlain wrote in German, authoring several books on political philosophy, natural science, and Richard Wagner. In early adulthood, he migrated to Dresden where he immersed himself in the study of Wagner's music and philosophy. He later moved to Austria where his ideas on race and teutonic supremacy gained form. After attending the festival at Bayrouth in 1882 he began corresponding with Wagner's widow, establishing a relationship that eventually lead to his marriage to Wagner's daughter Eva in 1905. His two-volume book, Die Grundlagen des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts, published in 1899, was a seminal work of German Nationalism with its principles of Aryan supremacy and antisemitism. Adolph Hitler and Joseph Goebbels visited Chamberlain a number of times. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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GAZETTE FRANCOISE, A Facsimile Reprint of a Newspaper Printed at Newport on the Printing Press of the French Fleet in American Waters During the Revolutionary War, Chapin, Howard M.
7 Chapin, Howard M. GAZETTE FRANCOISE, A Facsimile Reprint of a Newspaper Printed at Newport on the Printing Press of the French Fleet in American Waters During the Revolutionary War
New York The Grolier Club 1926 Hardcover Very Good Folio 13" - 23" tall 
Clean and tight in original binding of navy blue cloth spine over cream coloured boards. Contents quite Fine, faint linear shadow at front cover. Four page printed prospectus laid-in. Limited Edition of only 300 copies printed on Arches hand-made paper by Douglas C. McMurtrie, completed in November, 1926. This copy bears the handsome bookplate of Harris D. Colt. The Gazette Francoise newspaper translated various news items printed in American newspapers to keep the officers and men of the French Fleet in American Waters During the Revolutionary War abreast of political events in this emerging nation. It is the first known service newspaper published by an expeditionary force. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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8 Chaplin, Ruth A.; Walter Muir Whitehill; Paul A. Standard; Fred Anthoensen; Et Al. In a Tribute to Fred Anthoensen, Master Printer
Portland, Maine The Anthoensen Press 1952 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
142 pages; Contents clean and secure in original binding of green cloth spine with gilt lettering and patterned boards. A very attractively designed and produced book about Master Printer Fred Anthoensen printed at the Anthoensen Press in Portland, Maine in a limited edition of only 300 copies. 
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CICERO -  De Amicitia   [On Friendship], Cicero ;  Andrew Peabody (translator)
9 Cicero ; Andrew Peabody (translator) CICERO - De Amicitia [On Friendship]
Portland The Mosher Press 1913 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
125 pages; Contents clean and tight in original blue boards, spine darkened, small bump at top edge of rear board, otherwise quite attractive example of this beautifully produed book. One of 450 copies on Van Gelder hand-made paper privately printed by Mosher Press for Edward A. Woods of Sewickley, Pennsylvania. 
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RED BADGE OF COURAGE, Crane, Stephen  ; Aldren A. Watson (illustrator)
10 Crane, Stephen ; Aldren A. Watson (illustrator) RED BADGE OF COURAGE
Mount Vernon Peter Pauper Press 1960 Hardcover Near Fine 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
SALE PRICE ends Sept 7 Clean and tight in original decorative boards in very good slipcase faded at edges. Wonderful illustrations by Aldren A. Watson. 
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11 Doro, Edward ; Paul Landacre (illustrator); Grant Dahlstrom THE BOAR AND SHIBBOLETH With Other Poems
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1933 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
57 pages; Clean and tight in original light green cloth binding with printed title label at spine. One of a limited editionof only 500 copies printed by The Bookman Press. OCLC: 771150768 Illustrated with wonderful wood engravings by Paul Landacre. A lovely book, cited on Page 3 of Typography, Books, and Printing by Grant Dahlstrom [ Doheny Memorial Library, 1946]. Grant Dahlstrom, born in Idaho in 1902, began working in the printing shop of Alva Scoville while still in high school. He studied with Porter Garnett at his Laboratory Press at Carnegie Tech. In 1927 Dahlstrom moved to Los Angeles and worked for various printing firms, including Young & McCallister. In 1943 Dahlstrom bought Castle Press in Pasadena and developed it further into fine press printer of fine limited-edition books of the highest quality and distinction. 
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The Battle of the Fifty Books - Address by Lester Douglas at the Opening of The Fifty Books of the Year, Febr. 9th 1932  [One of a Limited Edition of only 95 copies], Douglas, Lester
12 Douglas, Lester The Battle of the Fifty Books - Address by Lester Douglas at the Opening of The Fifty Books of the Year, Febr. 9th 1932 [One of a Limited Edition of only 95 copies]
New York American Institute of Graphic Arts 1932 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 8vo Signed by Author
Autograph; One of 95 copies printed for private distribution by Conde Nast Press; typography by Lester Douglas. Inscribed and signed on colophon page "To John Vance / with the regard / of Lester Douglas" John T. Vance was at one time Law Librarian of the Congress. Clean and tight in blue-green wrappers with a printed paper label on the front cover. A nicely printed editon of the address given by Lester Douglas at the opening of the Fifty Books of the Year Exhibition at the New York Public Library. A very, very tiny closed tear at foredge of front wrapper and one at lower edge of rear wrapper. ; Signed by Author 
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A LITTLE BOOK OF NONSENSE, Field, Eugene
13 Field, Eugene A LITTLE BOOK OF NONSENSE
Boston Alfred Bartlett 1901 First Edition Pamphlet Good 8vo 
28 pages; The Cornhill Booklet, January MCMI. Wrappers split at spine, otherwise Very Good. OCLC: 6148335; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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14 Field, Eugene EUGENE FIELD - An Auto Analysis and How One Friar met the Devil and Two Pursued Him
New York H. M. Caldwell Co 1901 First Edition Thus Hardcover Near Fine 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
112 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of gray cloth spine with gray paper covered boards decorative stamped in gilt, red and green depicting an inkwell with a large plume pen. Very nicely printed only on the recto sides of the paper, in black with large decorative red initials. The pages are largely unopened. The two works are separately paginated -- 75, 37, (3) and printed in different type styles. Eugene Field's autobiographical sketch, with an introduction by his friend Francis Wilson. OCLC: 5181779 "It was an open secret that Friar Gonsol and Friar Francis stood respectively for the Rev. Frank W. Gunsaulus and the Rev. Frank M. Bristol." cf. Introductory note, p. 13. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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GRIS TRIANON  [SIGNED, Limited edition], Fleury, Marthe-Claire
15 Fleury, Marthe-Claire GRIS TRIANON [SIGNED, Limited edition]
Paris Pierre Seghers 1953 First Edition Paperback Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 16mo Signed by Author
Autograph; 41 pages; Number 112 of a limited edition of only 200 copies. This copy INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the half-title page. A Fine copy in the original glassine dustwrapper. OCLC: 31187775; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ON MARRIAGE, Franklin, Benjamin
16 Franklin, Benjamin BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ON MARRIAGE
Larchmont Peter Pauper Press 1929 Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine 12mo 
49 pages; Former owner's name neatly on front endpaper ("F.T. Fuller"), otherwise contents clean and tight in original binding of cream textured cloth with marbled boards, printed paper title label at spine. Cloth toned at spine. One of a limited edition of only 550 copies, this was the third book issued by The Peter Pauper Press and printed by Peter Beilenson. Contents include: "Advice to a Young Man on the Choice of a Mistress", "On Early Marriage", "To Madame Helvetius", "Polly Baker's Speech". In 1928, 22-year-old Peter Beilenson (who had studied with book and type designer Frederic W. Goudy, printer William Edwin Rudge, and Melbert B. Cary), set up a small press in the basement of his father’s home in Larchmont, New York; thus began the Peter Pauper Press. The first book Beilensen designed and printed wasJ. M. Synge’s "With Petrarch" in an edition of 200 copies, which was chosen by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as one of their "50 Books of the Year." 
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An Unstamped Letter in Our Rural Letter Box & On Making Certain Anything Has Happened, Frost, Robert
17 Frost, Robert An Unstamped Letter in Our Rural Letter Box & On Making Certain Anything Has Happened
New York Spiral Press 1944-5 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 32mo 4" - 5" tall 
36 pages; Two of the Robert Frost Christmas poems, produced by the Spiral Press, bound together in a small volume with pattern-printed paper-covered boards. The 1944 poem, "An Unstamped Letter in Our Rural Letter Box" has a woodcut illustration by Thomas Nason (OCLC: 1389425); the 1945 poem, "On Making Certain Anything Has Happened" has decorations by Armin Landeck (OCLC: 34315635). The limitations were 2050 cc. and 2600 cc., respectively. They have been bound with the original wrappers preserved, both front and rear. The 1944 poem has the main Holt imprint; the 1945 poem has the imprint of William Sloane (Holt Vice President). At the end of this slender volume, another Christmas poem is bound in, "Millionary" by Robert Paul Smith (issued as a Christmas greeting by Helen K. Taylor - Henry Holt, in 1945). The contents of this nonce-volume are bound sufficiently loosely, and with spines intact, that a purchaser could remove and separate the individual poems -- having only to deal with a faint line of adhesion from glue at the gutter edges of the wrappers. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THEY FELL IN THE BATTLE - A Roll of Honour of the Battle of Britain, 10 July - 31 October 1940, Gleave, Tom ; F. E. Dymond. Foreword [AUTOGRAPHED] by His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh
18 Gleave, Tom ; F. E. Dymond. Foreword [AUTOGRAPHED] by His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh THEY FELL IN THE BATTLE - A Roll of Honour of the Battle of Britain, 10 July - 31 October 1940
Hendon Royal Air Force Museum Printed by Rampant Lions Press 1980 First Edition Full Leather Near Fine Folio 
Autograph; [5], 50, [2] leaves pages; Clean and tight in original binding of full blue morocco with gilt lettering at spine and gilt cross on front board; sunned at spine, otherwise Near Fine in very good blue buckram-covered slipcase with a lining of watered silk (slipcase now sunned at edges). Foreword written and SIGNED by His Royal Highness PRINCE PHILIP Duke of Marlborough. This is No. 44 of an edition limited to only 80 copies, signed by Prince Philip (as Marshal of the Royal Air Force). [5], 50, [2] leaves; 39cm. Text printed in Air Force blue on rectos of leaves only, title in blue and gold, top edges gilt, fore and bottom edges uncut, folio. (Quoting from the colophon): "The idea for this edition came from Dr. John Tanner CBE Founding Director of the Royal Air Force Museum who gave editorial guidance throughout. There were only eighty copies printed designed and printed by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge on Arches Velin mould-made paper. The handsome binding is by W. T. Morrell of Covent Garden, in specially dyed goatskin with spine lettering designed by the printer. Production was supervised throughout by Nottingham Court Press." Commissioned to commemorate the 40th anniversary of The Battle of Britain, the Roll has been compiled by Group Captain Tom Gleave and Squadron Leader F.E. Dymond, resident historian of the Royal Air Force Museum, and includes research completed to 1 January 1980. The great Winston Churchill, in one of his finest sentences, explained and defined the Battle of Britain for all time: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." (Churchill's words are given a place of honor as the epigraph of this volume.) The names so handsomely recorded in this book are exactly and precisely those Churchill memorably denoted as the "few." The "Roll of Honour" with the simple, yet intensely elegant, register of the names of the Battle of Britain's fallen, is at its heart, a collection of inscriptions. And the extraordinarily fine gilt letters on the magnificent crushed levant morocco binding by W. T. Morrell were, of course, designed by Will Carter. This Rampant Lions Press production constitutes a remarkable memorial to the 435 Pilots and 63 crew members who, in death, made up Churchill's "few." It was offered to even fewer -- [80 copies, issued at £1000. It is known that there were copies, perhaps a dozen, which did not receive this expensive full niger goatskin binding, but were issued as unbound sheets]. This is copy number 44 of 80, with the special binding unworn, albeit now light-struck along the spine. A Beautifully produced and very heavy book; international and priority shipping can be arranged for additional charge. Not just another fine press book -- "They Fell in Battle" was clearly a project of the highest personal significance to Will Carter, founder of the Rampant Lions Press. Carter [1912-2001] interrupted a long life devoted to the design and printing of fine books and the artful forming of letters for significant and dangerous service in the Royal Navy in the South Atlantic and the Eastern Mediterranean, during the Second World War. Carter commanded a converted Greek sailing ship tasked with transporting Allied undercover agents around occupied Greece. After his demobilisation in 1946, Carter returned to a position with the printing firm of Heffers in Cambridge, where he had been promoted to "Designer" in 1934, and printed his Rampant Lions projects in his spare time. In 1949 he ceased outside work for others and became full-time proprietor of the Rampant Lions Press, fulfilling a desire dating back to his earliest years. Will Carter had nearly been born into the book business; he was the younger brother (by seven years) of the bookseller, biblio-historian and Housman scholar John Carter, who with Graham Pollard exposed the T. J. Wise/Buxton Forman forgeries of 19th-century pamphlets. Will Carter's interest in printing began on a fateful visit to the Oxford University Press in 1924, where he was allowed to print a visiting card for himself using the 17th-century Fell type. A few days later, John Johnson, soon to become Printer to the University of Oxford, sent young Will Carter some type to experiment with, hoping that it would make for an amusing and useful hobby for a twelve year old. After school years at Radley, Carter trained with various printers before rising through the ranks at Heffers, but had already made a start on his destiny by producing an edition of 50 copies of fellow printer John Baskerville's "Preface" to his 1758 edition of 'Paradise Lost.' Although some of the early production of the Rampant Lions press consisted of printing wedding invitations, change-of-address cards and various ephemeral announcements, rather than books -- all of the work was produced to superbly high standards. Will Carter's interests in the world of letters extended to calligraphy, letter-cutting and type-design. In 1936 he had carved some lettering on a round breadboard for Brooke Crutchley (who would become the Cambridge University Printer), and Will Carter was to continue carving decorative alphabets -- often of his own design -- into different shaped panels for the next 60 years. In 1948, Carter met Eric Gill's last apprentice, the lettercutter David Kindersley, who taught Carter the difficult art of cutting letters in slate. The first of his commissions in this medium was the war memorial at Magdalene College, and he went on to produce many elegant gravestones and tablets. The culmination of this aspect of Will Carter's mastery was his design and cutting of the foundation stone of the new British Library at St Pancras. For Carter, printing, letter design, and the cutting of inscriptions were all part of an allied series of tasks and opportunities. As he put it, "the handling of type and the setting out of carved inscriptions came to influence each other. The setting of printer's caps in particular has reached a fine point of sensitivity as a result." By 1980, the Rampant Lion Press had largely been handed over by the founder to Will Carter's son,Sebastian, with the elder Carter devoting most of his time to carving and lettering. So it is particularly fitting that Will Carter designed and executed this very special Rampant Lions Press project himself, without collaboration; it certainly unites his various talents and interests. The "Roll of Honour" with the simple, yet intensely elegant, register of the names of the Battle of Britain's fallen, is at its heart, a collection of inscriptions. And the extraordinarily fine gilt letters on the magnificent crushed levant morocco binding by W. T. Morrell were, of course, designed by Will Carter. This Rampant Lions Press production constitutes a remarkable memorial to the 435 Pilots and 63 crew members who, in death, made up Churchill's "few." It was offered to even fewer -- [80 copies, issued at £1000. It is known that there were copies, perhaps a dozen, which did not receive this expensive full niger goatskin binding, but were issued as unbound sheets]. This is copy number 44 of 80, with the special binding unworn, albeit now light-struck along the spine. A Beautifully produced and very heavy book; international and priority shipping can be arranged for additional charge. ; Signed by Notable Personage, Related 
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The Deserted Village Wood-engravings by Stephanie Maberly Smith, Goldsmith, Oliver ; Stephanie Maberly Smith (illustrator)
19 Goldsmith, Oliver ; Stephanie Maberly Smith (illustrator) The Deserted Village Wood-engravings by Stephanie Maberly Smith
London The Caravel Press 1953 First Edition Thus Hardcover Near Fine Thin 12mo 
34 pages; Publisher's binding: vellum spine over blue-grey paper-covered boards, with pictorial device in gilt on the front cover and lettering in gilt on the spine. Endpapers with a wood-engraved device printed in green, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Four full page wood engravings and three smaller engravings, one as title page device, the other two as tail-pieces to the colophon and list of illustrations. The artist, Stephanie Maberly Smith (1911-1996) was a student and protege of Robert Gibbings at the School of Art, Reading University. Gibbings, master of the modern British revivial of wood engraving, oversaw Stephanie Maberly Smith's 1939 publication at the School - [ 'Loftur. A Play, by Johann Sigurjonsson.' Printed by Robert Gibbings at The University of Reading in an edition of 105 copies]. The present 1953 publication is part of an unspecified, but small edition. The colophon states: "This edition is printed by hand in Great Britain at The Caravel Press, 1953; the type is Caslon Old Face, the paper is hand-made Antique Laid, and the volume is quarter bound in parchment, block in gold." Two locations cited in OCLC [Number: 13169907]. A fine, fresh copy, apart from a brief presentation inscription in ink in the blank portions of the front free-endpaper. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE PHILISTINE - A Periodical of Protest  [A lot offering of 31 issues published between 1899 and 1909], Hubbard, Elbert ; (editor)
20 Hubbard, Elbert ; (editor) THE PHILISTINE - A Periodical of Protest [A lot offering of 31 issues published between 1899 and 1909]
Aurora Roycrofter Shop 1909 First Edition Paperback Very Good 16mo 
This group of Roycroft publications is generally in very good condition, most issues clean and secure with some minor edgewear, four issues have a previous owner's name, two issues are splitting at spines. The group comprises one issue from 1899 (October); three from 1900 (May, July, December); five issues from 1901 (April, May, June, July, September); two issues from 1905 (February, October); two issues from 1907 (January, August); nine issues from 1908 (January, February, April, May, July(2), August, September, December; ten issues from 1909 (February, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December (2). 
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