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Bentley, Wilder.

Published by Roxburghe Club, San Francisco (1935)

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About this Item: Roxburghe Club, San Francisco, 1935. Condition: Very good. "THE FIFTY BOOKS of the Fifty Books will be the subject of debate by Roxburgher, Wilder Bentley". SF: Roxburghe Club, 1935. A single sheet French folded to 9.5 x 6.25 inches. One of 100 copies printed at the Archetype Press by Wilder Bentley on Worthy paper. Very good, a little bumping. Seller Inventory # 19714

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Bentley, Wilder

Published by The Archetype Press, Berkeley (1937)

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About this Item: The Archetype Press, Berkeley, 1937. Wrappers. Condition: Fine. First edition. Quarto. unopened. Chapbook no. 2 of the press, hand set and hand printed. Signed with his chop by Wilder Bentley. Hand-printed by Wilder and Ellen Bentley in an edition of 350 copies. This chapbook is a reprint of a radio broadcast, University of California Radio Service, " Lifelong Learning," San Franciso, January 30th, 1935. Seller Inventory # 004324

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Mills College Library (Oakland, CA); Wilder Bentley.

Published by Oakland, CA: Mills College Library, [1980?]. (1980)

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About this Item: Oakland, CA: Mills College Library, [1980?]., 1980. Condition: Good. BROADSIDE. Folio. 11" x 17" Very Good with minor creasing. Seller Inventory # 15-6899

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Mills College Library (Oakland, CA); Wilder Bentley.

Published by Oakland, CA: Mills College Library, [1980?]. (1980)

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About this Item: Oakland, CA: Mills College Library, [1980?]., 1980. Condition: Good. BROADSIDE. Folio. 11" x 17" Very Good with minor creasing. Seller Inventory # 15-7332

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Wilder Bentley the Elder; At the Archetype: Bentley, Wilder; Rosenthal,

Bentley, Wilder; Rosenthal, Bernard (Photographer); Hoyem, Andrew (Introduction)

Published by Arion Press, San Francisco (1982)

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About this Item: Arion Press, San Francisco, 1982. Wraps. Condition: Fine. Rosenthal, Bernard (illustrator). First Edition. Square duodecimo size, [24] unnumbered pp. Harvey Wilder Bentley (1900-1990) was a well-known calligrapher, printer and poet in Berkeley, California. In the 1930s Bentley bought an Acorn press, and with the help of his wife Ellen they established the successful Archetype Press on Euclid Court. This a "tribute to a stalwart individual in his 82nd year" (per the "Printer's Note" written by Andrew Hoyem), with six photographs by Bernard Rosenthal, with six sonnets by Wilder Bentley, and an "appreciation" by Andrew Hoyem, the printer. ___DESCRIPTION: Grey laid pape wraps with black letterpress printing on the front and spine, two signatures sewn and then glued into the wraps, title page with a red chop, photographs interspersed with the poems; square duodecimo (approx. 7" by 7"), with 24 unnumbered pages. ___CONDITION: Fine; clean, unrubbed, with absolutely no wear and no prior owner markings; crisp, as new. ___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Seller Inventory # CNBR224

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Wilder & Bentley

Published by Acorn Press in the Thousand Oaks, Berkeley (1934)

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About this Item: Acorn Press in the Thousand Oaks, Berkeley, 1934. Wraps. Condition: Very Good. Limited. Folded Broadside (limited to 121 copies) by the Acorn Press. 19" x 12" (c. 6" x 5" folded) with "Worthy" watermark. The grey wraps are clean with slight fade along the top & right side edges. There is a 1/2" tear to grey wraps at top left corner. The Broadside is clean without any soil or tears. Tips are slightly rubbed. A delicate item in Very Good condition. Please "Ask Bookseller" if this is available before ordering. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall. Seller Inventory # 2804

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Bentley, Wilder (ed.)

Published by Archetype Press, Berkeley (1939)

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About this Item: Archetype Press, Berkeley, 1939. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. 19 +1 pages. Privately printed for its members at the Archetype Press. Limited to 105 copies, printed on handpress on strathmore text. Small color illustration on title page of bottle pouring wine into glass & a small abstraction on "Prolegomena" page (both appear hand-colored??) Contents tight, clean without marks. First 3 pages at bottom edge have a tiny brownish spot. Greyish cloth cover bears a geometric abstract design in shades of dark grey/charcoal by John Haley. Slight discoloration on front cover. rear cover has a spreckling of foxing (minor). Please "Ask Bookseller" if this is available before ordering. Size: Folio. Seller Inventory # 2818

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Gandhian Theory and Practive and the Literature: Wilder Bentley and

Wilder Bentley and Patricia W. Roth

Published by Privately Printed Distributed By the San Francisco State College Bookstore, San Francisco (1969)

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About this Item: Privately Printed Distributed By the San Francisco State College Bookstore, San Francisco, 1969. First editioon of this "Selective and Classified Checklist of Instructional Materials in the Bay-Area Libraries. Printed wrappers pinned into a folder with a cover label. 4to. 49 pp. Tipped in is a slip of paper in inscribed in Bentley's fine hand to the Franciscan School of Theology (1969).Ex--library from the Berkeley Franciscan School of Theology with their stamps etc., else fine. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 002967

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Grover, Sherwood and Katharine; Wilder Bentley

Published by San Francisco, CA: Grace Hoper Press. (1976)

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About this Item: San Francisco, CA: Grace Hoper Press., 1976. Condition: Good. French-Folded Leaf, 6.5 x 9 cm. 4 pp. Letterpress on Watermarked Laid Paper with Deckled Edges, Black & Red Ink. Very Good+. Scarce.Keepsake for the members of the Roxburghe-Zamorano Club joint meeting in San Francisco in 1976. Seller Inventory # 63-5414

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BENTLEY, Wilder

Published by Printed on the Acorn Press in the Thousand Oaks, Berkeley (1934)

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About this Item: Printed on the Acorn Press in the Thousand Oaks, Berkeley, 1934. Unbound. Condition: Good. Large broadside folded as issued in printed gray sleeve. Small tears and stains at the folds, a sound but good only example. No. 2 in the Acorn Broadside Series. One of 121 copies printed on Worthy handmade paper. Uncommon. Seller Inventory # 394216

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Acorn Press; Wilder Bentley.

Published by Berkeley, CA: Acorn Press. (1934)

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About this Item: Berkeley, CA: Acorn Press., 1934. Condition: Good. Broadside. Unfolded: 19" x 12.5"; folded: 6.25" x 5". Letterpress on Off-White Deckled Laid Paper with Watermark (Very Good), mounted to Letterpress Deckled Grey Paper French-Folded (Good with marginal tear, faint toning). Seller Inventory # 63-5718

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Bentley, Wilder

Published by Wilder Bentley, Occidental, CA (1999)

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About this Item: Wilder Bentley, Occidental, CA, 1999. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. First Printing. A rare and what appears to be a handbound copy. Illustrated with reproductions of 29 original drawings, one photograph and two maps. A charming collection of drawings and descriptions of San Francisco and North Bay bridges, many of them small and out of the way, by the well-known Berkeley artist and son of poet-printer Wilder Bentley of the same name. Very clean and neat in freshlooking medium-blue, soft paper covers. Small (about 1/2 inch) darker-blue colored stain along the edge of front cover, and front corners have a slight curl. Glued-on title label has a little fold to the lower corner and some bleed through of the glue from underneath, causing a mild effect of staining, but other than these small detractants it is a tidy, attractive, crisp copy. Pages are very bright white and neatly bound with an unusual kind of strung cord arrangement. Very scarce. Seller Inventory # 012988

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1935 FIREBRANDS : FIVE POEMS - RADICAL: JUAN ORTEGA, WILDER

JUAN ORTEGA, WILDER BENTLEY, NORMAN MACLEOD, LAWRENCE A. HARPER, FRANK ANKENBRAND JR.

Published by The Burlington Chapbooks, Philadelphia (1935)

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About this Item: The Burlington Chapbooks, Philadelphia, 1935. Soft cover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. FIREBRANDS : FIVE POEMS. A chapbook of ANARCHIST RADICAL POETRY by JUAN ORTEGA, WILDER BENTLEY, NORMAN MACLEOD, LAWRENCE A. HARPER, FRANK ANKENBRAND, JR. Published by The Burlington Chapbooks, Philadelphia, 1935. Printed by ALPRESS in a LIMITED EDITION of only 175 copies. This is the fifth publication in the Burlington Chapbooks series. Chapbook / Booklet, heavy stock paper covers, paper title label on the front cover, string bound, 5.5x8.5 inches, six numbered pages of poems, plus an unnumbered Title Page, Contents Page, and Colophon Page. The poems are: CHAUVINISM, by Juan Ortega; ANARCHIST PORTRAIT IN CALIFORNIA, by Norman Macleod; LAST PRELUDE, by Lawrence A. Harper; TO A POET OF THE PROLETARIAT, by Wilder Bentley; and FOR THE COUNTER-REVOLUTIONIST L. F., by Frank Ankenbrand, Jr. GOOD condition, a bit of wear to the corner tips, a small area of light shorelining to the top edge of the title page; overall remains tight, bright, clean and unmarked. One of the nicer copies this delicate chapbook that I have seen. Seller Inventory # 001199

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Two-part Invention: Bentley, Harvey Wilder

Bentley, Harvey Wilder

Published by Berkeley, Ca (1976)

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About this Item: Berkeley, Ca, 1976. No binding. Condition: Near fine. Bentley, Harvey Wilder (illustrator). Original calligraphy, mounted and rolled as a scroll, signed and dated by Harvey Wilder Bentley. Harvey Wilder Bentley (1900-1990) was a well-known calligrapher, printer and poet in Berkeley, California. In the 1930s Bentley bought an Acorn press, and with the help of his wife Ellen they established the successful Archetype Press on Euclid Court. After WWII and the dismatling of his Archetype Press, Bentley worked as a professor until his retirement from teaching in 1971, after which he dedicated himself to the epic poem "The Poetry of Learning" (Archetype Press,1975-85), which is a collection of 26 scrolls (some rolling out to about 15 feet in length). This broadside represents a lovely example of Bentley's calligraphy work during this period. ___DESCRIPTION: Original calligraphy in black and brown ink, with Wilder Bentley's signature in pencil at the bottom with the date "1976", next to (we assume) his chop; mounted at the top on gold-flecked handmade paper. The calligraphic work measures 28.5" by 9.5" and the paper upon which it is mounted measures 37" by 12.5". Enclosed in a rigid cardboard tube 13.5" long which is covered with blue paper with lavendar veins, black paper bordering both ends, two paper labels approx. 1.5" wide affixed to one side, one with hand-writing in what appears to be Bentley's hand "Calligraph: Two-part Inventory by Wilder Bentley, 1976" and the second with what appears to be another chop (different from the one on the scroll). ___CONDITION: Near fine overall, bright and clean, some creases from being rolled, and a short triangular tear at the top of the work, approx. one inch on each side (not obscuring the work), an additional short oval tear to the underlying paper, approx. 1.25" long; the cardboard tube also near fine with a few short scratches; overall a lovely specimen from an important Berkeley artist. ___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Seller Inventory # CNBR200

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Letters To Dave Pike About Printing, Essenes,: Bentley, Wilder

Bentley, Wilder

Published by Hand Written, Oakland, Berkeley, Montrose (Colorado) and Los Angeles (1960)

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About this Item: Hand Written, Oakland, Berkeley, Montrose (Colorado) and Los Angeles, 1960. No Binding. Condition: Near Fine. Dave Rike was a local San Francisco printer, union activist and SciFi fanzine writer/artist who befriended Wilder Bentley in the late 1950's in Berkeley. These four letters (three handwritten, one typed) and postcard chronicle Bentley's travels, and observations, as he traveled around California and Colorado seeking both employment and spiritual enrichment in the 1959/60 time period. Quite a charming batch, especially since Bentley had such a calligraphic turn to his writing!. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 1988

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Wilder Bentley

Published by Wilder Bentley, Occidental California (1999)

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About this Item: Wilder Bentley, Occidental California, 1999. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Large hand-bound softcover INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to the first owner, in VG condition (ordinary light handling, mild indentation affecting the front cover and most pages). Northern California Bridges, including 28 illustrations. Some forgotten bridges. [1 lb]. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 62753

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BENTLEY, Wilder

Published by Printed on the Acorn Press in the Thousand Oaks, Berkeley (1934)

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About this Item: Printed on the Acorn Press in the Thousand Oaks, Berkeley, 1934. Softcover. Condition: Near Fine. Large broadside folded as issued in printed brown sleeve. Small tear in one margin and at the bottom of the spine, else very near fine. No. 1 in the Acorn Broadside Series. One of 121 copies printed on Worthy handmade paper. Uncommon. Seller Inventory # 432148

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Bentley, Harvey Wilder

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About this Item: 0. Bentley, Harvey Wilder. HOLOGRAPH LETTER AND TYPED PAGES OF POETRY. 1. A letter dated in 1986, handwritten on both sides of a sheet of yellow paper, addressed "Dear Margot (Margot Archer)," and signed "Wilder," and with the writer's Berkeley, CA address at lower left of the recto. Interestting content, discussing his college days at Yale, his godfather, Frank Jewett Mather, who was an art historian at Princeton, his visits to Princeton, the influence of Mather's collection of Claude Lorraine drawings on his own work, his need to give up his work as a printer of fine press books (he was the proprietor of the Archetype Press in San Francisco) because of cataracts and arthritis, and his contempt for Existentialism and Expressionism as "the perversion of Personalism into self-indulgence, and self-pity posing as confession." 2. A typed sheet, dated 1 September 1972, titled "On Memories of a Labor-Day Weekend With Richard and Margot Archer Exactly Two and Thirty Years Ago Today, containing two sonnets, a nd signed in red ink "Wilder" with the typed signature "Wilder Bentley the Elder." A photocopy of the same is attached to the original. 3. A typed sheet containing a Sonnet titled "A Hippotypical Toast to the Sign of the Hippogryph," signed "Wilder" in red ink, and with the typed signature "Wilder Bentley the Elder/On the Feast Day of/St. Victricius of Rouen). Below on the same sheet, a typed letter or note addressed "Dear Richard," presumably Richard Archer, complaining about the fact that U.S.C. had stopped ordering his Scrolls, which were a series, thus leaving him with incomplete sets. This initialed "W." He hoped that Archer might know someone, as his communications and those of "Muir" (Dawson?) had not been responded to. 3. A typed sheet titled "A New Year's Sonnet for Margot and Richard Archer," followed by the sonnet, and signed "Wilder" in red ink, and dated Christmas Day, 1976. Attached is a photocopy of a New Year's Sonnet for Marka and Ward Ritchie." H. Richard Archer (1911-1968), a specialist in the history of printing was the Custodian of Rare Books at the Chapin Library of Rare Books at Williams College in Williamstown, MA. from 1957-1977. He also had his own press called The Hypogryph Press. With Ward Ritchie he authored a book titled "Modern Fine Printing" in 1968. All in excellent condition. Seller Inventory # 12497

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Bentley, Wilder (Editor)

Published by Archetype Press, Berkeley, CA (1939)

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About this Item: Archetype Press, Berkeley, CA, 1939. Archetype Press (illustrator). folio. cloth with printed design on front cover. 19+(1) pages. Limited to 105 copies, set up and printed on a handpress by Wilder Bentley ("and his faithful spouse, Ellen") on dampened Strathmore Wayside Text for at The Archetype Press in Euclid Court, Berkeley, Ca and issued for private distribution among members of The Arts Club & their friends. Printed in "a bastard version" of Caslon Oldface italic and Goudy Modern roman. Wood-engraved abstraction of the initial i for the Prolegomena, vignette on the title-page, and design for the front cover by John C. Haley. Excerpts from chronicles of The Arts Club's past season. "It is not primarily designed to explain to the world in general what we are, what we do, how well we reason, or how badly we sing. Rather it is a souvenir, intended to revive some of our very happy memories." Finely printed. cloth with printed design on front cover. Seller Inventory # 62298

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Bentley, Wilder

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About this Item: 0. Bentley, Harvey Wilder (aka Wilder Bentley the Elder, 1900-1990. SEVEN DRAWINGS. Sumi ink and brush, 1948-51. Each signed and dated in the artist's flowing handwriting, and with his red chop; four (Centaur, A Human Lectern, Desolate Woman, and Done to Debussy) titled directly on the sheet, two (Bal Masque and Present Arms) titled by the artist on the mat, one (Figure with Pole or Rod) not titled. Each in it's original paper mat. All in excellent condition except for minor smudging of the ink in the title of Done to Debussy and the Signature of Desolate Woman. These emulate Chinese or Japanese brush calligraphy, and while all are clearly figurative, they approach abstraction. Harvey Wilder Bentley, was a California painter, printmaker, and printer of fine books at his own Archetype Press. Seller Inventory # 12496

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Bentley, Wilder

Published by Archetype Press, Berkeley (1975)

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About this Item: Archetype Press, Berkeley, 1975. The collection includes 26 printed scrolls (that for the lettes A and B are supplied in Xerox facsimile), some rolling out to about 15 feet in length, each with the text of this epic poem arranged in columns, each in a tube beautifully covered in various colors of hand-made papers. The edition size varies and may be in question; it is doubtful that the edition size was ever as large as 100 for any of the one scrolls, the edition of some is a stated forty, and a few may even be less. "These scrolls," Emerson Wulling wrote about Bentley (A Comp's-Eye-View of Wilder Bentley and the Archetype Press), "are a humanistic autobiography of life lived on the border of materialism.written in various metrical forms. This is a typographical and literary accomplishment. One thinks of the Education of Henry Adams as being like The Poetry of Learning. Both are life views. Adams is a historian among whose symbols of life is the dynamo. Bentley is a man of letters who lives with a printing press. Both use their education as bases for reviewing their lives in context with their times. In doing so they offer substantial thought about human values. The early scrolls are largely narrative and descriptive about travels in Europe, about teaching, about printing. The later scrolls are more epigrammatic, about people, about current events, about environment. All are written in more or less traditional English poetic diction, with occasional sly puns. They read comfortably despite several rigorous structures: terza rima, sonnet, canzone, sestet, and free verse." Bentley was one time Laboratory Assistant at the Laboratory Press, Carnegie Institute of Technology where he worked 1930-34, and from then on in Berkeley. Scroll A is in facsimile but the tube is original; scroll B has been reproduced on water-marked paper, but the tube is blue cardboard. All else fine or better, as issued. Seller Inventory # 17005

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