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THE GYPSIES - Romans from Little Egypt

By: Biddle, Moncure

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Moncure Biddle & Company: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38661

Condition: 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... View more info

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RHYMES WITH LITTLE REASON

By: Blair, Anne

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Mount Vernon Publishing Company: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 37109

Condition: Very Good+


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. View more info

PARSIFAL MARCHEN

By: Chamberlain, Houston Stewart

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Munchen, Verlag von F. Bruckmann: 1900

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 41528

Condition: Very Good


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 i... View more info

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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

By: Chapin, Howard M.

Price: $43.94

Publisher: New York, The Grolier Club: 1926

Seller ID: 41445

Condition: Very Good


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 emergi... View more info

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RED BADGE OF COURAGE

By: Crane, Stephen ; Aldren A. Watson (illustrator)

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Mount Vernon, Peter Pauper Press: 1960

Seller ID: 40011

Condition: Near Fine


Clean and tight in original decorative boards in very good slipcase faded at edges. Wonderful illustrations by Aldren A. Watson. View more info

THE BOAR AND SHIBBOLETH With Other Poems

By: Doro, Edward ; Paul Landacre (illustrator); Grant Dahlstrom

Price: $29.94

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1933

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38509

Condition: Very Good+


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 L... View more info

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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]

By: Douglas, Lester

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, American Institute of Graphic Arts: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38748

Condition: Very Good+


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 ... View more info

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George Psychoundakis : A Letter To C. A. Trypanis [with a manuscript letter from Dr. John Leatham to Richard Hubbard Howland]

By: Fermor, Patrick Leigh ; [Inscribed and Signed by Dr. John Leatham]

Price: $174.94

Publisher: Athens, American College of Greece: 1999

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 42189

Condition: Very Good+


Limited Edition printed in October 1999.One of 940 copies in sewn printed cream wrappers (of 1250 total). ix, (2), 12-45, (2) A letter from Fermor to Oxford professor Trypanis in English and Greek about the contemporary Cretan poet who translated both the Illiad and The Odyssey into his native language. Provenance: Inscribed and Signed on the halftitle by Dr. John Leatham to Richard Hubbard Howland with a three-page manuscript letter from Leatham to Howland dated December 31, 1999. The letter includes interesting information referring to the scholarly activities of both writer and recipient... View more info

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A LITTLE BOOK OF NONSENSE

By: Field, Eugene

Price: $7.94

Publisher: Boston, Alfred Bartlett: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36991

Condition: Good


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. View more info

EUGENE FIELD - An Auto Analysis and How One Friar met the Devil and Two Pursued Him

By: Field, Eugene

Price: $14.93

Publisher: New York, H. M. Caldwell Co: 1901

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41201

Condition: Near Fine


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 respectivel... View more info

A CIRCUS GARLAND

By: Field, Rachel ; Prentiss Taylor (illusrator)

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, Winter Wheat Press: 1930

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 42207

Condition: Very Good+


8 pages; Very nice condition - clean and bright coloring. This "garland" comprises a single sheet of heavy stock folded twice to create 8 panels, uncut at top edge. every other panel has a lovely hand colored illustration by Prentiss Taylor. This is No. 102 of a limited edition of only 150 copies. "This garland is printed by Paul Johnson and is limited to one hundred and fifty copies; the decorations are colored by hand. Acknowledgement is made to The Three Owls of the New York Herald-Tribune for permission to reprint the poems." OCLC 17731208 View more info

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INTERVALS OF SUN

By: Fletcher, Forrest ; Elizabeth J. Hodges (printer

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Lowell Street Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42029

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 28 pages; Clean and secure in original bright yellow stiff wrappers. Set and printed by hand. Signed by the Printer/Publisher Elizabeth J. Hodges. ; Signed by Editor View more info

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GRIS TRIANON [SIGNED, Limited edition]

By: Fleury, Marthe-Claire

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Paris, Pierre Seghers: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 36942

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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. View more info

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An Unstamped Letter in Our Rural Letter Box & On Making Certain Anything Has Happened

By: Frost, Robert

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Spiral Press: 1944-5

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39087

Condition: Very Good+


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 ... View more info

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Les Bonnes & Comment Jouer Les Bonnes

By: Genet, Jean

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Paris, L'Arbalete: 1963

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 42075

Condition: Very Good+


95 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers, pages unopened. Les Bonnes (The Maids), this play by the French dramatist Jean Genet, was made into a 1974 film directed by Christopher Miles. The film starred Glenda Jackson as Solange, Susannah York as Claire, Vivien Merchant as Madame, and Mark Burns as Monsieur. Genet portrays two housemaids who engage in sadomasochistic role-playing when the lady of the house is away. View more info

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THEY FELL IN THE BATTLE - A Roll of Honour of the Battle of Britain, 10 July - 31 October 1940

By: Gleave, Tom ; F. E. Dymond. Foreword [AUTOGRAPHED] by His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

Price: $1,749.99

Publisher: Hendon, Royal Air Force Museum Printed by Rampant Lions Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39943

Condition: Near Fine


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 an... View more info

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The Deserted Village Wood-engravings by Stephanie Maberly Smith

By: Goldsmith, Oliver ; Stephanie Maberly Smith (illustrator)

Price: $59.94

Publisher: London, The Caravel Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 38592

Condition: Near Fine


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 revivia... View more info

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LIFE AND HARD TIMES, or Sherwood Grover's Twenty-five Years with the Grabhorn Press

By: Grover, Sherwood

Price: $28.94

Publisher: Bethesda, Gallimaufry Press: 1970

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 42188

Condition: Very Good+


(ii), 12, (ii) pages; Clean and secure in original charcoal gray wrappers , tied at spine and bearing a printed title label on front wrapper. Limited Edition of 200 Copies; 100 copies were printed for the occasion of the 1970 meeting of the Washington Chapter of the AIGA at which George L. Harding spoke on the topic "Zamorano to Grabhorn: California Printing, 1834-1965." Seventy-five copies were for the Baltimore Bibliophiles. The paper is Curtis Tweedweave Text and Tweedweave Charcoal for Wrappers from Frank Parsons Paper Co. of Washington, D.C. The type, Cochin, was handset and pri... View more info

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PRAYERS COMPOSED BY DOCTOR SAMUEL JOHNSON

By: Johnson, Samuel

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Mount Vernon, Golden Eagle Press: 1937

Seller ID: 41353

Condition: Near Fine


The initial VP on first blank, otherwise clean and secure in original binding of Japanese vellum over brown boards. Housed in original cream coloured slipcase rubbed at lower edge and missing a 1" piece at top edge. Printed on Charles I hand made paper from type set in Dutch old style known as Janson. It has been embellished with ornate text and mediaeval types of Frederick W. Goudy. The limitation consists of 418 copies of which this is Number 85. OCLC: 857085802; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it... View more info

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Early Connecticut Stairs

By: Kelly, J. Frederick

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Portland, Maine, Walpole Society / Southworth Anthoensen Press: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38473

Condition: Very Good


16 pages; Clean and tight in original blue textured wrappers with a printed title label mounted to front wrapper, tiny chip at head of spine. From the Walpole Society Note Book, 1943. Limited edition of only 100 copies printed by Southwest Anthoensen Press, Portland, Maine. OCLC: 22574624 Fred Anthoensen purchased the Southworth Press in 1934 and changed its name to The Southworth-Anthoensen Press; by 1944 it was known simply as The Anthoensen Press. The Anthoensen Press of Portland, Maine was nationally renowned as a creator of fine books. Items produced by the Press are known for their ... View more info