New York: The Colophon, 1934. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 1 of 2500 copies. Part 16 only. Very Good plus small 4to. with cream paper covered, illustrated boards. Spine darkened with light rubbing to boards though corners are sharp. Interior is bright and clean. No pagination because the signatures were made by various presses at various times, thus several different kinds of paper, type, and illustration; some pages are unopened. Tightly bound; illustrated throughout. Books on Books. BOB/12053. Very Good +.
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Philadelphia: George Barrie and Son, Printed for Subscribers Only. Hardcover. Very Good. One volume of multivolume set. This title is John Law. Limited edition for subscribers only. First state of the large Japan edition. 11/250c. Vg in blue boards. Nine beautiful engravings after Remarque plus color frontis. Literature. LIT610171. Very Good.
Paris: Editions de la Sirene, 1923. Paperback. 1 of 200 numbered copies. Grey paper wrappers with black title to spine. Creases to spine. Minor and edgewear to exterior. Clean, bright interior with several illustrations. Includes poetry, essays, and more. 231 pages. In French. FRE/080608. Very Good.
New York and Roslyn, N.Y. The New York Public Library and The Stone House Press, 1989. Hardcover. Limited Edition, #196 of 200 copies. SIGNED by Printer and Compiler. Fine red buckram backed gray & white patterned paper boards, 8vo. Bright gilt to spine; very light rubbing to spine ends. Interior is like new: crisp, clean and bright. Strong, tight binding, protective mylar cover. Publisher's ephemera laid-in. 113 pp. Books on Books. BOB/12163. Fine.
Boston: The Sherrill Press, 1936. Hardcover. Limited edition, 17/300 copies, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Near fine in blue cloth spine with gilt lettering and blue paper boards. Title label to front board. Light sunning around board edges and to spine. Interior is clean and bright. Deckel edge pages. Literature. LIT4/5090. Near Fine.
Bruxelles: Bibliotheca Wittockiana, 1987. Paperback. Limited edition, #21 of 600 copies. Very good black and white illustrated paperback. Small 4to. Light creasing along spine. Clean interior, no foxing or staining. Illustrated with black and white photos. In French. Publisher's ephemera laid-in. 225 pages. Books on Books. BOB/11213. Very Good.
London: Humphrey Toulmin, 1930. Hardcover. LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED BY AUTHOR & ARTIST; hand-numbered 142 of 500 copies. Very good plus green cloth 8vo., color illustrated paper pastedown to cover, bright gilt title to spine, which is faded. Top edge gilt. Interior is lovely: clean and bright (though faint foxing to endpapers); deckle-edge, vellum paper. Frontispiece + several illustrations throughout. 54 pp. Poetry. POE/10143. Very Good +.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1945. Paperback. Inscribed by the author to Blaise Allan. Limited edition of 1030 copies. This copy is unnumbered; however, the author has printed "d'auteur D.R." in the blank space provided for the number. Very good in black paper wrappers with off-white spine panel titled in black. Staining to spine panel, a few chips to edges of front cover, and a few small creases to both covers. Clean interior. 219 numbered pages. FRE/121912. Very Good.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1930. Hard Cover. Number 46 of 1500 copies. SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. Very good in flexible green cloth boards with red and gilt title label to spine. The spine is slightly faded. The interior is very clean overall with a few small, light spots of foxing to a few pages. Housed in a yellow paper covered slipcase with black and gilt title to spine panel. The spine panel of the case has faded to light yellow. Minor wear to edges and chipping to paper of case edges. Rubbing to panels of case. 384 pages. LIT/011320. Very Good.
England: Golden Cockeral Press, 1933. Hardcover. Printed for the members of the Limited editions club. Number 902 of 1500 printed copies. 4to. Yellow cloth covered boards with green title to spine and green illustration of a rooster to front board. Browning to spine with light browning to top edges of boards. Offsetting / browning to end pages. Minor foxing to very bottom edge of dedication page and occasional light spots of foxing throughout. Else is clean and bright. Slight bumping to top corner. Untrimmed edges. 7 lovely full color posthumous illustrations by Hugh Thomson. 70 pages. CHILD/012010. Very Good +.
New York: The Black Hawk Press, 1935. Hardcover. LIMITED EDITION, 1 of 900 copies. Very good light blue thin 8vo., light discoloration along bottom edge near both front and back hinges; light rubbing to boards. Paper pastedown label to spine. Some cracking to front inner hinge, cracking a few pages in from rear hinge and one page is starting, another has a large closed tear to bottom half of page. Textblock is tight overall. Interior is browned w/age but clean and text bright. Frontis + several illustrations throughout. 57 pp. Literature. LIT/7103. Very Good.
Glenview, IL: 1998. Hardcover. 3 of 20 copies. Signed and numbered by the artist. A collection of quotes and photographs of three generations of men reminisceing about hunting and fishing trips. Bound accordion style with marbled paper covered boards. Measures 6 inches by 30 inches by 3 inches when fully extended. Housed in an archival paper case with the artists' contact information and edition number on the front panel. Unpaginated. [10 pages.] ARTB/060111. Fine.
Glenview, IL: 2008. Hardcover. 1 of 100 copies. Each page depicts the outline of a couple from a romance novel cover. The translucent paper allows the images to interact and form new combinations. According to Sarah Bodman of the University of West England "That shameful temptress Karen Hanmer has really done it this time! Under that tantalizing red cover is a heady series of swooning ladies and masterful men. In a whirlwind of passion, dozens of romance novels have been condensed into one steamy artist’s book of multiple outlines emerging through transparent papers." Fine in red velvet covered boards with gilt title to front cover. The interior is laser printed on vellum paper. Unpaginated [16 pages]. ARTB/060111. Fine.
San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1934. Hardcover. A very good plus copy of the trade edition of this work, originally published in a limited edition of 500 copies. Harte's satirical poem is illustrated in exuberant fashion by Phil Little. In an introduction, Ina Coolbrith details the context and effects of Harte's satire in which he sought but failed to combat perceptions that he was racially prejudiced. This folio volume was designed by John Henry Nash in Asian fashion with string binding over blue paper boards, and a paper title label of mock Chinese calligraphy. Housed in orange slipcase with slight soiling and wear to spine and edges. Unpaginated. Very Good.
Edinburgh: Privately printed for the Aungervyle Society, 1884. Paperback. Scarce, limited edition, #94 of 150 copies. Good plus 8vo. in original vellum wrappers, browned and moderately soiled, lightly wrinkled. Black linen tape spine w/string binding, tape loosened from front cover and front cover is nearly detached. Interior is lightly browned. Light soiling to title-page and final page. Deckle edges, lightly chipped. Text is bright and clean, no foxing or staining. In wraps. Poetry. POE/12163. Good +.
Oldham, England: Incline Press, . Hardcover. 1 of less than 240 copies printed of which only 50 (including this one) were bound for subscribers. This book was produced to commemorate Boccaccio's 700th anniversary in 2013 for the international conference and exhibition 'Locating Boccacio in 2013,' held at the John Rylands University Library and Town Hall in Manchester. This is an excerpt from De mulierbus, the first collection of biographies of women in Western literature. Fine in beige paper covered boards with red cloth spine. The text is printed on blue paper with Poliphilus type. Includes woodcut frontispiece illustration of Joanna, Queen of Jerusalem and Sicily (1541), initials, and head and tailpieces. In a fine tan dust jacket with red title to spine panel. 22 pages. PRI/092013. Fine / Fine.
Oldham, England: Incline Press, . Paperback. Number 30 of about 200 copies. A sweet love song with a note about its history and the author of the reprise. Fine in blue paper wrappers with light blue paper title label to front cover. Printed in red and black inks with several illustrations on fine paper. Unpaginated. [12 pages.] PRI/092013. Fine.
Philadelphia: William J. Campbell, 1905. Hardcover. Limited edition, #317 of 500 copies, initialled by publisher. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with paper pastedown label on slightly faded spine. Deckle-edge laid-paper. Frontis with tissue guard + 22 more plates with tissue guards throughout. Wide-margin text, clean, bright interior. Previous owner's inscription to front paste down. 318 pp. American Presidential History. PRES/3043. Very Good.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1954. Hardcover. Number 916 of 1500 copies. Unlike most Limited Editions Club books, this one was issued unsigned by the illustrator, as Reginald Marsh died before the book was released. Bound in light red cloth with author, title and illustrator on spine. Spine shows light sunning but otherwise in fine condition. Interior pages are also clean and crisp. The slipcase is faded in places and has some small water splatters on front. 556 pages. LIT/071811. Very Good+.
Cambridge: Dunster House, 1926. Hardcover. Limited edition, one of 750 copies. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with blue title and illustrations to front board and blue title to spine. Interior pristine except for remnants of glue from a removed bookplate to front paste down and browning on the front free end page opposite. Deckle-edge, hand-made paper, wide-margin text. 67 pages. Drama. DRA/3033. Very Good +.
New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, (1979). Hardcover. Limited Edition, 1 of 750 copies. Very good plus red cloth boards w/bright gilt to cover and spine. Two small white marks to rear board, else very clean w/little wear; sharp corners. With good glassine d.j. (heavily chipped, faded, with mylar cover). Interior is in lovely condition: bright white and clean, no marks or stains. Tightly bound. 362 pages. Literature. LIT/12013. Very Good + / Good.