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Item Description: San Francisco: Wallace Elliott & Co., 1884. Quarto, bound in contemporary quarter red leather, the covers in original panel stamped black laid down over newer cloth, with original panel stamped covers laid down (very nice job). Pp. [8], 25-322, [2], with full-page lithograph frontispiece illustration and 62 full-page plates, of which one is in color and two are double-page spreads. Folding color map of Arizona laid in. Marginal dampstain throughout, occasionally intruding into text and platesl. In most plates the image area is unaffected. Covers worn but now holding strong and with gilt stamping fairly bright. Howes A310. A very good copy of the scarce First Edition. A massive undertaking replete with lithographs and engravings of notable citizens, scenery, residences and ranches, and public buildings. It is arranged in twenty-eight divisions, including Acquisition of Spanish Territory, Early Expeditions through Arizona, Operations of the Missionaries, First Pioneers Settlers in the Territory, and so on. Bookseller Inventory # 12206

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Item Description: San Francisco: Wallace Elliott & Co., 1884. Quarto, rebound in quarter red library buckram and black cloth, with original panel stamped covers laid down. Pp. [8], 25-322, [2], with full-page lithograph frontispiece illustration and 62 full-page plates, of which one is in color and two are double-page spreads. Folding color map of Arizona missing but supplied with same-size color facsimile laid in. Color-plate split six inches along inner margin. Many short tears repaired with (now discolored) clear tape, mostly in the margins, but slightly affecting four plates. Title page remounted with loss to margins extended to full size. Marginal dampstain throughout not affecting image area of the plates. Original covers worn and dampstained, but now holding strong. Howes A310. A fairly good copy of the scarce First Edition. A massive undertaking replete with lithographs and engravings of notable citizens, scenery, residences and ranches, and public buildings. It is arranged in twenty-eight divisions, including Acquisition of Spanish Territory, Early Expeditions through Arizona, Operations of the Missionaries, First Pioneers Settlers in the Territory, and so on. Bookseller Inventory # 12205

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Dulac, Edmund

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Item Description: London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1916]. Quarto, original white publisher's cloth elaborately stamped in gold and blue after a design by Edmund Dulac. [2],* [10], 170. Illustrated with 15 beautiful tipped-in color plates by Dulac. Limited to 350 copies signed by Dulac. Signed limitation leaf in this copy has been excised, perhaps to send to Dulac, who has adorned the reverse side with a beautiful original painting of "The Princess of the Pagodas," signed in ink by Dulac and dated 1920 beneath the image. The cover is in very good to fine condition, and internal contents are very fine but for some light tape residue on blank endleaf front and back. The original gouache painting is set within a disc of gold leaf (3-1/2 inches across) which is lightly abraded (see photograph). A unique copy of one of Dulac's most famous books. Dulac (1882-1953) is considered (with Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielson, and Charles and Heath Robinson) one of the five major "Golden Age" gift-book illustrators.He studied law for two years while attending classes at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. After winning a prize for his painting he decided to devote himself to art full-time. He twice won the Grand Prix (1901 and 1903) for his paintings, and by 1904 he was off to London for the start of his meteoric career as a book illustrator. His arrival there corresponded with the development of new color printing technology which he was the first to take full advantage of. Bookseller Inventory # 10936

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Szwedzicki, C. Publisher]

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Item Description: With an Introduction by Hartley Burr Alexander. Nice, (France): C. Szwedzicki, (1938). Very large folio, two portfolios of pictorial boards with ribbon ties, laid into a clamshell box of full black cloth with red leather spine label. 15; 10pp, text in parallel English and French, plus fifty plates printed by gravure, many of them hand-colored by pochoir. In this copy all plates are interleaved with blank white archival paper. Pamphlet that accompanies the second portfolio lightly browned (transfer from board above), but otherwise a fine copy. Clamshell box shows minor wear, but still very good or better. Limited to 400 copies signed by the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # 12249

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Aguado, Dionisio (1784-1849)

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Item Description: Segunda Edicion, corregida y aumentada. Paris, n.d. [1826]. Printed in Paris by Massue at Rue St. Honore No. 146. Available at the Guitarreria de Munoa in Madrid. Quarto, bound in full contemporary sprinkled calf, each cover framed in a decorative gilt border, and gilt decorated spine. [6], IV, Arabic numeral pagination is misnumbered, beginning with 2 - 155, 2 pp. blank. Ink inscription on front free endleaf bearing the date 1881. Covers worn, especially at corners, and with the top 2" of the spine leather removed by an overly-zealous canine who succeeded in sampling the some of the exposed text-folds at top of spine. Aside from these faults, the contents are clean and tight in a respectable binding (see photo) A rare item (OCLC locates only one microform copy of our edition and one imperfect copy of the first edition), this copy signed in the lower right corner of the title page by Aguado himself. A major work by a major figure in 19th-century European music. Dionisio Aguado y Garcia (1784-1849) and Fernando Sor (1778-1839) rose to prominence as the two greatest Spanish guitarists of the first half of the 19th century. Sor was a prodigious performer and composer, while Aguado, also a highly talented performer, established a lasting reputation in the didactic arena. Sor moved to France because of accusations that he had collaborated with the French after their invasion of Spain, and Aguado soon joined him in Paris, where they shared living quarters and a strong professional admiration for each other. Their friendship flourished in spite of the fact that they took opposite sides in the polemic concerning the best way to pull the guitar strings, whether with the fingernails or the yolks of the fingers. Each presented technical and aesthetic support for his method, and the controversy still thrives today. Aguado and Sor, along with other Eupropean guitarists, contributed greatly to establishing the guitar's importance as a concert instrument, overcoming the belief of many that the instrument was too "limited." Among Aguado's principal works is the Escuela de Guitarra, offered here. The book is technical and thorough, replete with lessons on theory and practice, covering such topics as scales, symbols, harmonics, chords, muting, intervals, trills, acoustics, and much more.The lessons are illustrated with musical scores for all sorts of exercises for finger dexterity, hand mobility, and special effects. Bookseller Inventory # 10965

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Sternberg, Harry

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Item Description: Sternberg, Harry (illustrator). (San Diego): Brighton Press (1991). Quarto, beautifully bound by Klaus Rotscher in a luxurious reddish-brown Japanese book cloth, with rich pale green Richard de Bas Unies handmade paper-covered sides, with a decorative hexagonal wood-cut by Sternberg surrounding a circular photograph of the Sternberg family inset into the front cover. Enclosed in a clear lucite slip case. The text, comprising the Title-Page, Foreword, and Biographical Chronology, consists of 16 pages, is composed in 14 pt Emerson, with wood-cut folios by Sternberg, and printed letterpress in two colors on Gutenberg Laid paper. The 'Life in Woodcuts,' forming the principal part of the book is printed entirely on Sekishu paper, printed letterpress from the artist's blocks, forming 84 pages through which the entire life of this distinguished American artist unfolds. DELUXE EDITION, LIMITED TO 40 COPIES, WITH AN EXTRA SUITE OF THE 40 WOODBLOCKS, INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, handprinted by spoon on Okawara paper and housed in a clamshell box of full Japanese book cloth. As new. Once again, from the Brighton Press comes an artistic creation of landmark importance, in this case an autobiographical retrospective in woodcuts of the noted American artist, Harry Sternberg. Born in 1904 of immigrant parents on New York's Lower East Side, Sternberg took his first lessons in art at the Brooklyn Museum at the age of ten. During the years 1922 to 1926 he studied at the Art Students League where he was to teach for 34 years beginning in 1934. His subject matter has always included social commentary, and in 1936 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to study the coal and steel industry; this resulted in a series of graphic works of great strength and renown. Beginning in 1957 Sternberg has taught at the Idyllwild School of Music and Art, where he has worked collaborately with Bella Lewiytsky, the West Coasts's leading representative of modern dance, who has written the Foreword to the present work. Sternberg's work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and many other prestigious institutions and private collections. Bookseller Inventory # 423

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Item Description: Cincinnati: H.W. Derby & Co., 1850. Hardcover, octavo, original publisher's cloth stamped in blind with gilt-titled spine. Pp. [vii], 349. Cover corners lightly rubbed. Light foxing at prelims and last few pages. Covers otherwise bright as new and internal contents exceptionally fine. Enclosed in a slightly worn custom box of quarter blue morocco and linen, lined in plush. Bookplate. Name in ink of Edith Garrard Wilson on front pastedown endleaf. Howes G-70; Wagner-Camp 182; Sabin 26687; Rader 1538; Rittenhouse 236. "Garrard.was only seventeen when he went to the West. He describes the Santa Fe Trail in the fall of 1846 with Cerain St. Vrain's train, via Bent's Fort. After a winter in Taos, he returned over the Santa Fe Trail in 1847. Garrard captured the sound of the trapper's language with a skill equal to Ruxton's, and this work remains one of the great classics not only of the Trail but of the entire Southwest."(Rittenhouse). Garrard was eyewitness to the trial and hanging that followed the Taos Massacre which had occurred shortly before his arrival there. Unusual for his time, he commiserated with the Mexicans and Indians, commenting, ".It certainly did appear to be a great assumption on the part of the Americans to conquer a country and then arraign the revolting inhabitants for treason.". Bookseller Inventory # 12209

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Klimenko, Mary Julia

Published by Brighton Press, 1993 (1993)

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Item Description: Brighton Press, 1993, 1993. Manuel Neri (illustrator). San Diego: The Brighton Press, (1993). Folio (12 x 16"), hardcover, bound by Klaus Rotzscher in full crimson Niger goatskin, hand tooled in black foil, enclosed in a slip case of black cloth. 53 pages of text set in Romulus type and printed letterpress on Arches Text paper. Illustrated with five full-page drawings by Manuel Neri reproduced by photolithography and printed on Sudare Lace paper. Also includes a full page original color drawing signed by Neri on Arches paper. Edition limited to 55 copies signed by the Author and the Artist. Very fine. Another of the now famous Brighton Press collaborations in the creation of a livre d'artiste of great power and beauty. A collection of twenty-one poems by Klimenko, who was herself the model for the series of six drawings by Manuel Neri. Each copy of the edition contains and original drawing signed by Manuel Neri. Bookseller Inventory # 12277

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Bringas de Manzaneda, Diego Manuel

Published by Imprenta de D. Fermin Villapando, 1819. (1819)

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Item Description: Imprenta de D. Fermin Villapando, 1819., 1819. Madrid: Imprenta de D. Fermin Villapando, 1819. Octavo, softcover, marbled wrappers. Text block with all edges stained red. 94 pages. Bookplate. Light dampstain in lower third of first 10 pages, and on the last leaf of text. In all other respects a bright clean copy throughout. Palau 35871; Wagner, Spanish Southwest 174a; Streeter Sale #153. Sabin shows others by this author, but not the present title. Scarce. According to Streeter this work is particularly valuable for the information it gives on late 18th century Franciscan missions in Arizona and Sonora. The sermon was delivered in 1794 at a memorial service for four missionaries who had been killed by Yuma Indians on the Colorado river in 1781, but not published until 1819. Bookseller Inventory # 12320

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Scholder, Fritz

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Item Description: FRITZ SCHOLDER (illustrator). (Scottsdale), 1995. A hardcover quarto measuring 11 by 14 inches, and bound in half dark-brown aniline leather over paste-paper boards. 36 pages, with text handset in Dante type. Illustrated with four large etchings by Fritz Scholder created especially for this edition. Both text and images were printed one side only of French-folded Rives Heavyweight. Limited to 26 copies, signed by Fritz Scholder. The most ambitious work to date from the private press of this noted American artist. Four haunting images with accompanying text reveal some of the arcane and occult sources of Scholder's work. Bookseller Inventory # 195

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Xenophon

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Item Description: Newtown, Montgomeryshire, 1936. Tall quarto, bound by John Bowen in dark green oasis leather, with central and corner onlays in light green and red which are blocked in gilt with foliate ornament of Persian character. Spine with five raised bands and gilt titling. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed; signed in gilt on the lower turn in: Gregynog Press Bindery. Top joint of front cover split two inches, else a very fine copy. One of 150 copies, 15 of which were in a different special binding by George Fisher. Printed in Poliphilus type on Batchelor handmade paper in black and red under the direction of Loyd Haberly, with supplied handcolored (green and red) initial letters. The text is based on the edition first printed for Robert Allot in 1632. Certainly one of the handsomest books of the Press. Harrop, History of the Gregynog Press, #34.".treating of the noble education, of princely exercise, military discipline, warlike strategems, preparations and expeditions, written by the sage Xenophon." (from the extended title). Bookseller Inventory # 5924

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Balzac, Honore de

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Item Description: Paris, 1834-1837. Four volumes, octavos. Volumes 1 and 2: Madame Charles-Bechet, Editeur, 1834, printed at the Imprimerie de A. Barbier. Volumes 3 and 4: Werdet, Libraire-Editeur, 1837, printed at the Imprimerie de Bourgogne et Martinet. Uniformly bound in later half cloth and marbled boards, with black leather spine labels. Original printed wrappers bound in. Pp. 384, 387, 359, 357 (plus one unnumbered leaf in Volumes 1, 2, and 4 containing Table of Contents with verso blank.) Detailed pagination available upon request. Wrappers moderately soiled, but in very good shape. Small chip to top of spine of Volume 3. One small marginal hole in Volume 4. Cloth split on tthree volumes alongside the spine label. Bookplate in Volume 1. In Volume 2, the fly-title, Les Celibataires, is bound in at the beginning, before the fly-title, Le Message, instead of forming pages [31-32]. The pages are uncut, wide-margined, clean, and crisp. A very nice tight set of the First Edition of this Series. Rare. These four volumes comprise the Second Series (of 6) of the Etudes de Moeurs au XIX Siecle, which in itself is one of the three large groups of "Etudes" that comprise the Comedie Humaine, the overall title of Balzac's opus. Balzac, one of the greatest of the French 19th-century realists, continues to be read in many languages. His close observation of the broad spectrum of French life in all its intimate details still has universal appeal. His title is reminiscent of Dante's, but the Comedie Humaine is almost a polar opposite to the "divine" aspect that occupied Dante's thought. Balzac chronicled the earthly and the earthy, and the literary canvas he painted of society bears an undying portrait of the foibles, hopes, fears, and achievements of us all. Eugenie Grandet, included herein in its entriety, is the greatest of his works in its indictment of the oppression of women through marriage. Eugenie echoes the plight of women who opt to live in the world that men have made but refuse to abide by all their rules. "Such is the story of this woman, who is not of the world, in the midst of the world" (From the Conclusion-our translation).Bibliography: Vicaire I, 197-198; Carteret I, p. 69; Talvart 29 A; Albert Joseph George, Books By Balzac, p. 32 (Eugenie Grandet); Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition.Contents are as follows:Vol. 1: Eugenie GrandetVol. 2: Le Message; Les Celibataires; La Femma abandonnee; La Grenadiere; L'illustre Gaudissart.Vol. 3: La grande Breteche, ou Les Trois Vengeances; La Vieille Fille.Vol. 4: Illusions Perdues. Bookseller Inventory # 11299

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Item Description: Moser, Barry (illustrator). A portfolio of the forty-eight exquisite wood engravings created by Barry Moser to illustrate the Pennyroyal Press edition of Richard de Fournival's Bestiare D'Amour. (No place or date, but Northampton, 1985). Octavo, in size, each engraving printed separately on handmade Japanese Etching paper, and SIGNED IN PENCIL BY THE ARTIST. Enclosed in a cloth chemise which is housed in a clamshell box of quarter vellum and cloth. ONLY 100 COPIES OF THE COMPLETE PORTFOLIO WERE ISSUED. The presswork is nothing short of incredible, yielding vivid three-dimensional impressions of each block, the whole comprising a brilliant series of lively and memorable engravings. Bookseller Inventory # 1611

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Elskamp, Max

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Item Description: Weemaes, Margot (illustrator). Avec six tailles-douces par Margot Weemaes. En collaborations: Ch. Stockmans and J.E. Buschmann. Anvers (Antwerp), 1937. Quarto, this copy in a beautiful design binding by Rene Laurent, of full deep blue morocco, intricately tooled in gilt and blind, with onlays of orange, gray, and black morocco, the whole forming an art-deco composition suggesting sailing ships and the sea, reflecting the subject matter of the text itself. Leather doublures in rich brown morocco tooled in gold with a design of ship's mast and sails. All edges gilt, with embroidered silk headbands. 72 pages, printed one side only. Illustrated with six full-page etchings by Margot Weemaes, each signed in pencil. From an edition of 200, this is one of only 15 copies printed on green-tinted paper handmade at Hayle Mill, and illustrated with an extra suite of the etchings, each hand-colored and signed by the artist. Of those 15 copies, lettered from A to O, this is copy #B. A fine copy. A collection of ten poems comprising "Songs of the Sea," an imaginative recounting, through the thoughts and anxieties of loved ones at home, of the typically treacherous fishing voyages from Brussels to Iceland and beyond. A beautiful tribute to the fearless fishermen of Brussels, and a beautiful example of Belgian art-deco period bookmaking and illustration. Bookseller Inventory # 6433

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Balzac, Honore de

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Item Description: Translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley. Boston: Little Brown (1899). Thirty-nine volumes, beautifully bound in three-quarter dark green morocco, with decorative gilt spines in six compartments with raised band, and marbled paper sides and endleaves. Approximately 300-400 pages per volume, illustrated with full-page plates throughout. Limited to 1,000 numbered sets. A few minor nicks and scuffs, but generally a very good to fine set, entirely unopened and thus very fine within. This copy lacking one volume, but all volumes present are complete, and there is no numbering of volumes to indicate missing volume. A handsome set, handsomely bound Includes 33 volumes of "La Comedie Humain" plus "A Memoir," "Dramas" (2 vols), and "Letters to Madame Hanska" (2 vols). Katharine Prescott Wormeley (1830-1908) was a noted Civil War relief and hospital worker and one of the most noted translators of her day. She was born in England, where her mother was the daughter of an East-India merchant and the niece of Commodore Edward Preble of the United States Navy. Her father was a sixth-generation Virginian and a great nephew of Edmund Randolph, Attorney General in Washington's Cabinet. In 1848 the family emigrated to the United States, where they would eventually remain. An accomplished French scholar, her work in translating Balzac occupied her from 1885 to 1896. She also translated works by Moliere, Daudet, Duc de Saint-Simon, and Paul Bourget.ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED. Bookseller Inventory # 9608

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Abbey, Edward

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Item Description: N.Y. (1954). Octavo, hardcover, in a dust wrapper. Inscribed and signed by Edward Abbey, dated Glen Canyon, 1981. Dust wrapper shows only a trace of wear at spine ends and corners, with some light chipping along the edges but otherwise bright. Small bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. Overall a very good to fine copy of the First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 12195

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Arizona] Legislature of the Territory of Arizona

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Item Description: San Francisco: Francis & Valentine, 1871. Hardcover, rebound in quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. 32 pages. Bookplate. A very good to fine copy of the First Edition. Sabin 47617. Rare. At the height of Indian depredations in Arizona in 1870 the U.S. Government withdrew from the Territory a considerable portion of Federal Troops, causing great alarm among the residents there. The Legislature took action quickly, gathering eyewitness testimony from citizens and officers detailing depredations to the U.S. Mail, destruction of crops, the murder of farmers and their families, the destrtuction and stealing of livestock and horses, and more. Their findings were published and sent to both Houses of Congress in an effort to raise awareness of this very serious matter. Bookseller Inventory # 12211

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Mollhausen, Baldwin

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Item Description: With an Introduction by Alexander von Humboldt, and Illustrations in Chromolithography. London: Longman (et al), 1858. Two volumes, hardcover, octavo, bound in contemporary half calf anbd green cloth, tooled in gilt, with red and black titling pieces, and marbled edges and endleaves. xxxi, 352; xi, 397. Illustrated with an engraved folding map with original color in outline, also seven chromolithographed plates, four plates of tinted lithos, also eight wood engraved plates and four woodcut vignettes. Small marginal flaw in paper p.388. Marginal clear tape repair to one chromo. Ornately gilt spines rubbed. Front inner hinge crack in both volumes but covers holding firm. Bookplate. A very good copy or better, very bright and clean within. First Edition in English (same date as German edition). Wagner-Camp 305:2; Howes M713; Graff 2849; Rader 2418; Sabin 49915; Flake 5448; Cowan p.155. Bookseller Inventory # 12222

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Gandara, Manuel Maria

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Item Description: Mexico: Godoy, 1857. 28, 42 pp. Octavo, softcover, original blue printed wrappers hand-stitched. Wrappers lightly stained and spine worn. Contemporary ink inscription at foot of front wrapper. In all other respects a very good copy of the First Edition. Palau 97468. Enclosed in a custom made solander case of quarter brown morocco and marbled boards.An account of the Arizona-Sonora borderland troubles that arose when Gandara seized Sonora, claiming that Crabb intended to sell it to filibustering Americans. Though soundly defeated, Gandara continued his battle on paper, attempting in this publication to convince Mexican authorities to put him in charge of Sonora. Gandara relates all the gory details of Crabb's failed expedition from Los Angeles and Yuma, which culminated in Crabb's head being severed and put in a jar of mescal, after his execution by firing squad. Bookseller Inventory # 12271

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Goldwater, Robert

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Item Description: Rufino Tamayo (illustrator). New York: Quadrangle, 1977. Quarto, hardcover, bound in quarter blue calf and red cloth covers stamped in blue, enclosed in a slip case. 131 pages, illustrated. Limited to 80 copies, printed on Sevir paper, each copy contains two prints from an original aquatint by Tamayo on Velin de Hollande. Of these, one is bound in as the frontispiece, the other, numbered and signed, is inserted in pocket at back. Also signed on the limitation page by the author and artist. Bookplate. Spine of Book is faded to gray and abraded, but the book is otherwise fine. Slip case of pictorial boards is worn and soiled but still sound. Bookseller Inventory # 12246

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Harmon, S. W.

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Item Description: The Phoenix Publishing Company (1898), 1898. Compiled by C. P. Sterns. Fort Smith (Arkansas): The Phoenix Publishing Company (1898). Octavo, softcover, bound in original green printed wrappers. Pp. xiii [1], 720, illustrated. Spine chipped and worn, with minor loss at top, but covers otherwise fine. Text block reinforced by side-sewing (through inside margin) with thick thread in a figure eight stitch tied off on inside margin last page. A very good copy of the First Edition, enclosed in a custom-made clamshell box of quarter red morocco (dampstained at bottom spine) and red buckiram cloth. Graff 1785; Howes H203; Rader 1780; Adams Six-Guns 929. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 12315

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Raskin, Joseph (1897-1981), and George Parker Winship

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Item Description: Joseph Raskin (illustrator). With an Apropos by George Parker Winship. New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1930. Large folio measuring 14 by 18 inches, publisher's portfolio of full linen, with contents laid in. Pp.[4], with twelve plates, each matted, with clear acetate protective covering over the images. Text signature wrinkled at inside margin (not seriously). Bookplate removed with remnant remaining. The etchings are each titled and signed by Joseph Raskin, and all are in superb condition. This portfolio is number seven of a limited edition of only 100 copies. A superb piece of Harvard preserved, with evocative etchings of the Widener Library, Sever Hall, Thomas Dudley Gate, Massachusetts Hall, Appleton Chapel, Harvard Hall, etc. Joseph Raskin was a Russian-born American painter, etcher, teacher and writer who spent a good part of his life in New York City. His paintings and etchings have been widely exhibited in galleries in the United States, France, Germany, and Israel. Together with his wife Edith, he also wrote several books for young adults. Bookseller Inventory # 10945

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Item Description: A collection of 197 proof impressions on India paper of uncaptioned engravings for the novels of Charles Dickens, 38 are full-page (about 5" x 7") and laid in, the balance measuring about 4" x 5 1/2" and tipped onto heavy stock. The plates have nice wide margins. Quarto, hardcover, full green morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf, with multiple gilt fillet borders, gilt dentelle turn-ins, and gilt-paneled spine. Top edge gilt. Front cover cleanly detached but present. Two engraved bookplates, one an armorial plate depicting a lion gripping a Maltese cross, with the name Charles Dickens beneath. Light foxing to a few margins, but the engravings are sharp. Occasional light penciled marginal notes indicating sources, with former owner's numbering system. Among other things, a most impressive cross-section of the work the famous Dalziel brothers, who did the actual engraving for most of the impressions included here, and whose work embraced the production of several outstanding illustrators of Dickens' principal works. The works represented by the present collection, as annotated in pencil within, are: A Tale of Two Cities, Barnaby Rudge, Bleak House, David Copperfield, Dombey and Son, Little Dorrit, Martin Chuzzlewit, Nicholas Nickleby, Our Mutual Friend, Sketches by Boz, The Chimes, and The Old Curiosity Shop. There are 36 ilolustrations signed (in the plate) by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). By Frederick Barnard there are 86 signed (in the plate) and 12 unsigned that are probably* his. Charles Green has signed 11. There are 47 signed (in the plate) by J. Mahoney and 4 unsigned that are probably* his. One plate is signed "SPM".* Note: We say "probably" in each case here because the unsigned ones fall within groups that are otherwise identified by signatures, and the style is consistent with surrounding plates. For additional material on Dickens' artists, see Kitton, Frederic G., Dickens and His Illustrators.Dalziel, Edward (1817-1905) and brother George started the famous Dalziel Brothers engraving firm in 1839. In 1852, another brother, John, joined the firm, and a fourth brother joined in 1860. By that time, their reputation had soared to dominate the so-called generation of the "Sixties," which encompassed roughly the years 1855-1875. They engraved their own artistic work as well as that of other artists, and their association with Charles Dickens has assured them of a high place in the history of the illustrated book. (John Harthan, The History of the Illustrated Book, pp. 204-206; Cambridge Biographical Dictionary, 1990.)Illustrators:Hablot Knight Browne (1815-1882) took the name "Phiz" to complement Dickens' "Boz". Having won Dickens' approval over such competitors as Thackeray, Browne quickly became the novelist's favorite illustrator. His illustrations for the Pickwick Papers began with the fourth number, and as soon as his work began to reach the public, Dickens' popularity gained momentum while Browne became a much sought-after illustrator.Barnard, Frederick (1846-1896) has "come to be considered, par excellence, the illustrator of the famous novelist; indeed, he has been not inaptly termed "the Charles Dickens among black-and-white artists." (Kitton, p. 222) He was much in demand in his day, contributing to Punch, Fun, and the Illustrated London News, among others. He is remembered today principally for his illustrations in the Dickens novels of the famous Household Edition (1871-79). The man who had captured the tawdry side of London low-life is the same delightful illustrator who portrayed the captivating characters that fill Dickens' works. (Philip V. Allingham, Contributing Editor, The Victorian Web, on line.)Green, Charles. This artist contributed 32 illustrations to the Household Edition of "The Old Curiosity Shop" and is known for his subtle portrayal of Dickens' characters, his delicate sense of humor, and fine drawing. He is also highly regarded for his sensitive water colors. "Dickens has never been more sympathetically int. Bookseller Inventory # 11371

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Scholder, Fritz

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Item Description: Scholder, Fritz (illustrator). (Apocrypha Press) Old Scratch Bookworks, 1994. Octavo, handbound in full black anodized pigskin, stamped in blind, laid into a custom-made clamshell box, lined in crimson Moriki paper and covered in white canvas with red title-label inset on front cover. 22 pages, with text hand-set in Truesdell type and printed letterpress in two colors on Rives Heavyweight. Illustrated with four full-page chine-colle etchings on Moriki by Fritz Scholder. One of only 12 copies. Signed by Fritz Scholder. A brilliantly conceived modern rendition of the most popular late medieval devotional work on the subject of death. The 'Cordiale' is an anonymous treatise of religious edification on the Four Last Things: Death, the Last Judgement, Hell, and Heaven. Over seventy printed editions are recorded, in Latin and in the major vernaculars save for Italian. It is possible and probable that this is the only twentieth- century edition. Fritz Scholder, the iternationally renowned painter, sculptor, and printmaker, brings to this version a decidedly strong secular approach in this haunting series of chine-colle etchings, each one of which is accompanied by a blank-verse 'meditation' of extraordinary power. Bookseller Inventory # 2712

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Eliot, George

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Item Description: Warwickshire Edition, Together with "The Life" by J.W. Cross. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin (1907). Twenty-five volumes, octavo, handsomely bound in half blue morocco and marbled boards, gilt-tooled spines, with top edges gilt, and marbled endleaves. About 300 pages per volume. Illustrated throughout with photographs commissioned especially for this work, of actual scenes from the life and writings of George Eliot. A very good to fine set. Houghton Mifflin aimed to make this the most complete, fully equipped, and beautiful edition of the novelist's writings. "An entire volume is devoted to new material which has been brought together for the first time as a result of a thorough exploration of the whole field of George Eliot's periodical writing.the Life of George Eliot, by her husband, John Walter Cross, which is practically an autobiography made up from her letters and journals, is also included. The editorial equipment has been carefully planned to provide the reader in a series of introductory notes with such information concerning the personal and geographic backgrounds of the story, the circumstances of its composition, and its success withthe public and the critics as is essential to the fullest enjoyment of the novelist's work.". Bookseller Inventory # 8448

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Romero, Derli

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Item Description: [Isleta Press, 1997], 1997. Romero, Derli (illustrator). (San Diego, 1997). Quarto, measuring 8 by 11 inches. Seven leaves of text, and thirteen full-page etchings, all on paper handmade by the artist, laid into a clamshell box covered in indigo cloth emblazoned on the top cover with a cast silver snail with the head of a man. Each of the full-page etchings is on a different color of handmade paper. Bilingual text in Spanish and English, and set in Monotype Arrighi, and printed letterpress by Hal Truschke at Isleta Press, San Diego. Limited to only 30 copies, signed by the artist. 'Symbolic Skin,' an artist's book by Derli Romero, created between 1992 and 1995, conceives of the art of etching as an intimate personal form of communicating aesthetic values that correspond with the iconographic motifs it offers. ".Romero constructs a singular iconographic universe related to urban life, centered in his personal experiences, and conceived with that magic which the surrealists pursued programmatically but which in Mexico occurs naturally." One of the basic resources employed by Romero is the use of hybrid creatures deriving from human anatomy which, if they were a tree or a plant, would sprout unexpected leaf forms that would not obey the laws of logic, yet would not contradict them radically. From a man's breast and his uplifted arms emerge a tangle of serpents. The traditional fire-swallower does not swallow fire, but on the contrary, breathes it out, and his igneous breath solidifies into conformations of animals. Bookseller Inventory # 1090

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Item Description: Hoss, Della Taylor (illustrator). Introduction by Stuart G. Cross. Portfolio of relief prints reproduced from The Trees of Yosemite originally published in 1932. 12 full-page prints, plus Introduction and Colophon leaf, laid into a paper and cloth chemise closed with ribbon ties. Each print is signed in pencil by the artist. Titles set in Truesdale type, designed by Frederic Goudy. Edition limited to 50 copies printed letterpress in two colors on all-rag Somerset Velvet Buff at One Heart Press in San Francisco. Graphic design by Michael Osborne Design. Bookseller Inventory # 1542

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Carol, Mark Philip.

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Item Description: Robinson, Alan James. (illustrator). Foreword by Brian Davis. Illustrated by Alan James Robinson. (Easthampton): ABCedary Letterpress, 1989. Folio, beautifully bound by Sarah Creighton in heavy paper covers handmade by Timothy Barrett, with a cut-away window on the front cover, framed in gold and exposing a wood engraving of a Harp Seal pup. The pages are hand-sewn over exposed vellum laces. 68 pages, printed letterpress in Centaur and Arrighi types on handmade T.H. Saunders paper. Presswork for the text and wood engravings by Harold McGrath. Illustrated with eleven full-page etchings and four wood engravings by Alan James Robinson. The etchings were printed by Sara Krohn on Rives BFK handmade paper, with sky-blue Japanese Moriki paper facing each etching. ONE OF ONLY 26 NUMBERED COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST. Enclosed in a linen-silk tray case.THE BOOK IS MINT, the slip case is very lightly sunned on spine . The text is an original narrative about the Harp Seal and the Magdalen Islands. The story employs three voices to explore the confrontations between man and animal, man and man, man and the environment, and man and himself. Prose is used for the human voice, free verse for the thoughts of the mother seal and stream of consciousness for the feelings of the seal pup. An artistic tour de force that is the first publication of the ABCedary Letterpress, a joint venture of Alan James Robinson (i.e., Cheloniidae Press) and Mark Philip Carol. Bookseller Inventory # 156

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Item Description: Washington, 1848. Octavo, original printed wrappers. Pp. 132, with 24 lithographed plates and a large folding map, lightly foxed, bound in at the rear. Small bookplate. Front cover darkened somewhat with age and with some (ink?) stains, but otherwise in pretty amazing condition considering its fragility and age. Rare in the original wrapper, and with internal contents entirely uncut and unopened. A very good copy of the First Edition. Howes A11; Wagner-Camp 143; Graff 5; Rittenhouse 2; Flake 726; and Sabin 57. This copy enclosed in a custom made clamshell box of full cloth with leather spine label. Bookseller Inventory # 12204

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Item Description: New York: Random House, 1956. Folio, hardcover. bound in quarter black cloth over grey-shite paper boards. 109 pages, handset in Bembo type and printed letterpress on Rives (handmade) paper. Illustrated with nine original etchings by Jean Kellogg. Bookplate. Cover boards foxed around the edges, but otherwise a fine copy in original black cloth slip case. Limited to 115 copies, signed by Robinson Jeffers and Jean Kellogg. Original prospectus laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 12219

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