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    Unicorn Folio, Series 1, No. 4 by Pasternak, Boris, et al

    Santa Barbara, Calif.: Unicorn Press, 1967. First edition, missing Eugen Gomringer's Constallations, otherwise a complete set. Folio album, black type on thick dark orange paper, folded in half measuring approx. 14 x 21 inches with abstract block print design under pasted inset list of ten poets' names. Designed by Alan Brilliant in a hand-numbered edition of 325 copies. Contains broadsides by the following poets: Thomas Merton, John Haines, Wolfgang Roth, Robert Bly, Guillevic, Teo Savory, Nathaniel Tarn, Boris Pasternak, Jaime Sabines, Lenore Marshall, Janeen Vanden Berg, Jeffrey Sorenson, and Noel Young. Noted in McNeil A14a. Very good.


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    Morgan School: Writing By Students by Cornish, Sam, Ed

    Newton, MA: Educational Development Center, 1976. Staplebound pamphlet. Poems by Philadelphia school students with B&W photos by Sam Cornish. Very good with aging to cover. Very rare. 28 pp.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Book.


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    Salute to Roy Campbell by [Campbell, Roy]. Alister Kershaw (editor)

    Francestown: Typographeum, 1984. Limited private press edition. First edition.. Hardcover. New. 8vo. Red cloth. Printed label on back-strip (spare label tipped in) Pp. 128. Index. Limited to 200 copies hand-set and printed letterpress by R T Risk. Issued without a dust-jacket. Edited and with some selections translated by Alister Kershaw Revised and expanded version of: "Hommage à  Roy Campbell" (France: 1958). This is a tribute to Roy Campbell by many of his friends, including Lawrence Durrell, Laurie Lee, Alan Paton, William Plomer, and Richard Aldington.


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    Ballades from the Hidden Way by Cabell, James Branch

    New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928. Selection of reworked poetry from 1916's From the Hidden Way, part of the monumental Life of Manuel; published in this elegant limited signed edition at the height of Cabell's popularity. Decorated & designed by W. A. Dwiggins, printed at the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge. Hardcover, quarter black cloth over blue boards; gilt titling & decoration. #99 of 839 copies, SIGNED by Cabell at the end of the introduction. Light general wear, corners bumped, spine faded, light flaking to cover gilt rear free endsheet creased. Text clean; 41 pages + colophon.. Signed by Author. Limited/Numbered. Quarter Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by W. A. Dwiggins. 6½" by 9¾".


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    Plato Crito Jowett by (Fieldston School Press) Plato

    New York: Fieldston School Press, 1940. No. 39 of 200 copies printed June 1940 on a Colt's Armory press by Robert Nathan Ascher and Robert Solon Rodwin, signed on the colophon. Printed in red and black. [x], 21, [1 (blank)], [1, imprint (verso blank)] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Raspberry boards, tan linen shelfback. Soiling to board edges. Very good plus. No. 39 of 200 copies printed June 1940 on a Colt's Armory press by Robert Nathan Ascher and Robert Solon Rodwin, signed on the colophon. Printed in red and black. [x], 21, [1 (blank)], [1, imprint (verso blank)] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. With preface by Benjamin Jowett, and the text of the Dialogue. Title page printed in red and black, ornaments printed in red throughout.


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    Blues for Momma and Other Low Down Stuff by Raven, John

    Detoit, MI: Broadside Press, 1971. First printing stated. Staplebound pamphlet of short poems by the Black Arts Movement poet. Very good plus with small institutional stamp to first text page. Reasonably rare. 32 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.


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    The Days by Jarrett, Emmett

    Beanbag Press, 1968. Staplebound pamphlet with a cover photo by Mannion. Jarrett later become a social activist. Published by Sam Cornish, who later became Boston's first Poet Laureate. Very good with cover soil, slight bump at top foreedge corner. Unpaginated.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Book.


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    Adventures In Printing: A Talk on the Career of Harold Hugo Given at The Club of Odd Volumes by Peckham, John F.; William J. Glick; Robert Stinehour (intro.)

    Lunenburg, Vermont: Stinehour Press, 1996. 4to. 62 pp. Soft Covers. Illustrated. VG. 185 of 258. From the Collection of the Book Designer Philip Grushkin (1921 - 1998).


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    $85.00

    Row With Your Hair by Tate, James

    Kayak Press, 1969. First printing. With monochrome drawings by Mel Fowler. Very good with cover sunned at edges, a few small stains. All else near fine. 88 pp.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Mel Fowler. Book.


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    Whoever Has Taught Me One Letter Has Made Me His Slave by Kindersley, David

    Cambridge, England: David Kindersley's Workshop, ca. 1970s. One folded sheet ([6] pp.) measuring 9 x 6 inches when folded. Keepsake printed by Christopher Skelton, nephew of Eric Gill, taught by Rene Hague at Hague & Gill at Pigotts. Near fine.


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    Chicago International Art Exposition, 1989 Catalogue by Lakeside Group

    Chicago: Chicago International Art Exposition, 1989. 8vo. 455 pp., Soft Cover, Very Good with minor shelf wear, some creasing, post-it notes affixed to some pages. Plates, photographs. First Edition.


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    The Club of Odd Volumes of Boston: Constitution and By-Laws With a List of the Officers and Members

    Boston: The Club of Odd Volumes, 1904. Hardcover. Very Good. 33 p. 22 cm. Edition of 200 copies. Black cloth with blue paper boards. Cream and black labels. Small stain on front cover. Contains constitution, by-laws, officers for 1904, list of members, officers since 1887, deceased members, publications.


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    The Duchess of Portland's Museum. Introduction by W.S. Lewis by Walpole, Horace

    New York: The Grolier Club, 1936. Miscellaneous Antiquities XI. One of 450 copies. 3 plates. viii, 15, [2] pp. Designed and printed by Edmund Burke Thompson at Hawthorn House. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth, tan boards. Bookplate. Fine copy with prospectus loosely inserted. Miscellaneous Antiquities XI. One of 450 copies. 3 plates. viii, 15, [2] pp. Designed and printed by Edmund Burke Thompson at Hawthorn House. 1 vols. 8vo.


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    Peter B. Howard. A Portrait by John Ruyle by Ruyle, John

    Berkeley, Calif.: Panjandrum Editions, 1991. 4.25 x 6.75 inches. 4 pp. One of 100 copies printed August 1991 at the Pequod Press, Berkeley.


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    Various. Ephemera from Tamal Land Press by Philpott, Arlen

    Fairfax, Calif.: Arlen Philpott, 1972-1986. Fine printing ephemera from noted printer Arlen Philpott at Tamal Land Press. Includes "Sherwood Grover was a printer . . .", short essays remembering Grover by Andrew Hoyem, James D. Hammond, and Philpott. 1,050 copies printed for the Book Club of California in 1986. Two 10 x 13 inch sheets folded once and bedded to make an 8-pp. booklet. Not bound. Also included are four finely printed Christmas cards from the Philpott family. One greeting reproduces a poem (in French) by the 16th-century printer Christophe Plantin. All Fine.


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    A Note by William Morris on his Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press by Morris, William

    London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1898. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Sir Edward Burne-Jones. This is the last book printed at the Kelmscott Press. One of 525 copies on paper, plus 12 on vellum. 8vo. 8" x 5½" (20.5 x 14 cm). Bound in original quarter Holland-backed blue paper boards, with white linen spine and title printed in black on front cover. Lettered in black on the upper cover. [iv] + 70 + [1, colophon] + [1, blank] pp. The frontispiece, "Psyche Borne off by Zephyrus," designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, was engraved by William Morris for a projected edition of The Earthly Paradise in the 1860s and was "touched up" by Robert Catterson-Smith. Rejected ornaments for Love Is Enough. Woodcut borders to frontispiece and first page of text. 4 large woodcut initials (designed for the Froissart, but never used). Errata slip laid in. Text printed in black and red in the Golden type, with 5 pages in the Troy and Chaucer types. Light wear and soiling to boards. Small 1 cm ink stain to back board, possibly originating at the time of printing. Handsome bookplate of Chareles Walker Andrews with a moto: "CUM GRANO SALIS.". Pencil marks on title list at rear, likely a tally of the books acquired by the previous owner. Lacking errata slip. Very good. [Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 62-63. Peterson A53. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 331, no. 53. Sparling 53. Tomkinson, pp. 121-124, no. 53.]


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    Kayak 31 by Hitchcock, George, ed

    Kayak Press, 1973. First printing. Writers include Donald Hall, James Tate, Anne Sexton, Michael McClure and others. Aging to cover, slight bump to top edge, else near fine. 72 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Book.


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    The Sisters by Conrad, Joseph; with an introduction by Ford Madox Ford

    New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928. Publisher Gaige asked Ford to finish this novella, left unfinished by Conrad at the time of his death; Ford instead contributed a lengthy introduction discussing Conrad's career & style. First edition, nicely designed & printed by Bruce Rogers at the press of Willam Edwin Rudge; one of 926 copies on handmade paper. Hardcover, marbled red covers, black spine label, gilt titling. Shows general wear, lower front corner badly bumped with crease, other corners lightly bumped & rubbed; no jacket. Text clean; [4], 70 pages + colophon.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Octavo.


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    Flying with Milton by Waddington, Miriam

    Santa Barbara, Calif.: Unicorn Press, 1969. Poetry broadside from the Unicorn Folio album Series 3, No. 1, printed by Noel Young and designed by Alan Brilliant, limited to 375 copies. Single sheet measuring 9 x 14.5 inches. Noted in McNeil A14a.


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    Three Poems by Hughes, Langston

    Santa Barbara, Calif.: Unicorn Press, 1967. Poetry broadside including "The Innocent", "Is Love?" and "Germination" from the Unicorn Folio album Series 1, No. 3, printed by Noel Young and designed by Alan Brilliant, limited to 325 copies. Three leaves of varying size, held togethter by a paper band stamped with the author's name. Noted in McNeil A14a.


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    Viceregal Decree. Prohibiting the extraction of papers, documents, and books from archives and libraries, and their sale to Biscuit-makers, Rocket-makers, Apothecaries, Shopkeepers and the like, for consumption in their trades by de Azanza, Miguel Josef, Viceroy of New Spain

    San Francisco: Lawton and Alfred Kennedy, [1960]. Single sheet folded once to make a 4-pp. booklet. Folio. 13 x 18-1/2 inches. Printed in red and black inks. Contains a facsimile of the decree and an English translation. "Presented by Warren R. Howell, bookman; Lawton Kennedy, printer; Alfred L. Kennedy, printer; Lesley Byrd Simpson, translator." Fine.


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    Though the pubs are shut.. by Hughes, Ted

    Santa Barbara, Calif.: Unicorn Press, 1970. Poetry broadside from the Unicorn Folio album Series 3, No. 2, printed by Noel Young and designed by Alan Brilliant, limited to 375 copies. Single sheet measuring 12 x 18 inches. Noted in McNeil A14a.


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    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars by Suetonius, Gaius Tranquillus

    Modern Library, 1947. ML 188. Green cloth binding, black/gilt titles to spine and front, black topstain, Kent endsheets. Toledano spine #8. Edited with notes by Joseph Gavorse. Book very good plus/near fine with little wear. DJ (8i, 322 titles) very good with two small chips at front panel, 1/8 inch loss at head of spine, sunning to spine, several short tears repaired with archival tissue. Price of $1.25 intact. 361 pp.. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    Unicorn Folio, Series 2, No. 2 by Hughes, Langston, et al

    Santa Barbara, Calif.: Unicorn Press, 1969. First edition, complete set. Thirteen pieces (plus dedication to Martin Luther King and contents page) in the uniform format for this series. Contributors include Daniel Berrigan, Sandy Diamond, Dennis Dunn, Madeline Gleason, Stephen Gordon, John Haines, Michael Hamburger, Roger Hecht, Langston Hughes, Ken Maytag, James Tate, Miriam Waddington, and John Wieners. Graphic work by Janeen Vanden Berg (who also hand-set all the poems), Donald Sawyer, Alan Brilliant, and Sandy Diamond. Printed by Noel Young. One of 350 copies. Very good.


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    Carnitas by Kennedy, Diana; Julie Holcomb; The Artists Portfolio; John Prestianni (callig.)

    San Francisco, CA: Julie Holcomb, 1987. Broadside. 9" 13". Letterpress on Brown Wove Paper With Deckled Edge. Text printed in black ink, title in red. Illustrated. Very Good+. One of 500 copies. Printed for inclusion in The Artists Portfolio, a collection of broadsides, a San Francisco Bay Area fundraiser to benefit victims of AIDS.


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