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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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    $50.00

    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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    $150.00

    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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    $35.00

    Pearl: Poems by Katz, Vincent

    Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.: Powerhouse, 1998. First printing. Ilustrated boards, no DJ as issued. One- and two-page watercolor parintings by Tabboo. Back cover blurb by Robert Creeley. Unread, as new. 68 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Tabboo!. Book.


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    £6.50

    Charles Lamb : Essays by Lamb, Charles (edited by Rosalind Vallance & John Hampden)

    Folio Society, 1963 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. hardback, 8vo, blue cloth lettered and blocked gilt, slightly faded to spine o/w a very good tightly bound copy in a rubbed slipcase that has split to one edge, illustrated, 181pp.


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    Early Seventeenth Century Drama by lawrence, Robert G. (editor)

    London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1970. A volume of five plays intended both to supplement other collections of plays in the Everyman series and to be usual in itself by providing a representative selection of the Elizabethan and Jacobean drama created by contemporaries of Shakespeare. Clean, bright text with some odd annotation to margins and previous owner's name to ffep.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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    $50.00

    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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    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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    $200.00

    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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    £6.95

    The Return of the Native by Hardy, Thomas

    Folio Society, 1971 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. hardback, 8vo, green cloth lettered gilt on black to spine, no jacket issued in this edition, lacking slipcase, a very good tightly bound copy, b&w woodcuts by Peter Reddick, 413pp.


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    £16.95

    Lives of the Engineers by Smiles, Samuel (edited by C J Shepherd)

    Folio Society, 2006 Book. Fine. Hardcover. hardback, 4to, brown cloth lettered gilt on black to spine, blocked design in black and gilt to upper board, no dust wrapper issued with this edition, a fine tightly bound clean and unmarked copy in a black paper covered slipcase, pictorial endpapers, coloured double-page title, coloured and b&w illustrations & plans, xviii & 380pp.


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    $45.00

    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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    $75.00

    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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    £8.65

    The Double-Cross System in the War of 1939 to 1945 by Masterman, J C

    Folio Society, 2007 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. hardback, 8vo, three quarter blue cloth lettered gilt to spine, pictorial paper covered upper board, a near fine tightly bound copy in original lightly marked slipcase, no jacket issued, b&w illustrations, 215pp.


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    $20.00

    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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    £7.50

    The Wit of Oscar Wilde by Wilde, Oscar (selected by Merlin Holland)

    Folio Society, 1999 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. hardback, 8vo, third printing, pictorial gold colouredd cloth lettered black, a very good tightly bound copy in a very good slipcase, no jacket issued, b&w illustrations, 237pp.


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    $16.00

    Comedies by Moliere

    Franklin Center, Pa.: The Franklin Library, 1985. Hardcover, (Leatheen with gilt titles and decoration), All edges gilt. 503pp. No names or other markings. Fine.. Hardcover. Illus. by Tony Johannot (wood-Engraved).


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    £6.50

    Philip Stanhope : Letters to His Son by Stanhope, Philip (edited by James Harding)

    Folio Society, 1973 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. hardback, 8vo, black cloth backstrip, marbled sides, a very good copy in an age-toned slipcase, no jacket issued, 201pp.


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    The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders who was born in Newgate, and during a life of continu'd variety for threescore years, besides her childhood, was twelve year a whore, five times a wife (whereof once to her own brother)..... by Defoe, faniel

    Folio Society, 1972 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. hardback, 8vo, pictorial red cloth, gilt title on black label to spine, a poor slipcase o/w a very good tightly bound copy, no wrapper issued, b&w illustrations, 330pp.


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    $100.00

    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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    $40.00

    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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    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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    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 Devils of Loudun by Huxley, Aldous [1894-1963] Illustrations by John Bratby

    Published by The Folio Society, London First Folio Edition 1986. London 1986., 1986. Hard back binding in publisher's original illustrated red and black cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6½''. Contains 311 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. Without any ownership markings. Fine condition book, in Fine condition slipcase. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    $650.00

    Laughing Anne by Conrad, Joseph

    London: Vine Books/Bookman's Journal, 1923. A play. #101/200 SIGNED by Conrad on a limitation page opposite the half-title, hand-numbered. Hardcover, full vellum, gilt titling. Light wear, but typically warped & 'tight' - our dry winter climate is not kind to vellum; hint of foxing to endsheets; publisher's clamshell box worn & chipped, tanned, irregularly faded. Text clean; 66 pages + colophon.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo.


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