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A set of ten aquatint color etchings by French artist Brigitte Coudrain (1934-), this being number 34 of 100 copies   printed by the Atelier George Leblanc in Paris for Touchstone. The etchings are printed on superb hand-made paper folded in leaves, with etched titles on the uppermost leaf, and the aquatints, each signed in the lower right margin,  on the folded leaf following. All of the interleaved tissue guards are present. The sheets measure approximately 16" by 11" folded; the size of the etchings vary, but measure roughly 3" x 3". The etchings and the colophon are housed in a tape-tied, cloth-covered portfolio (17" x 12 1/4") with what seem to be two tiny nicks in the cloth and light rubbing on the spine-ends and corners. A publicity leaf for Coudrieu, as well as four other artists -- Jean Miro, Thomas Cornell, Alexander Calder and Nobumitsu Fukui -- are laid in. Fine.
Enlevements
Coudrain, Brigitte
New York: Touchstone, 1966.
Price: $600.00
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Tall quarto, 305 pages, with an introduction by the editor, followed by essays by Richard Benson, May Castleberry, Jeffrey Fraenkel, Daido Moriyama, Shelley Rice, and Neville Wakefield, and a catalogue of the 101 seminal photographic books by Vince Aletti and David Levi Strauss. Massively illustrated in both color and black and white, and elegantly designed by Andrew Roth and Jerry Kelly and printed at the Stamperia Valdonega. There is a miniscule light stain on the fore edge. This copy is signed by Andrew Roth underneath his crossed-through name on the title page. Tiny stain excepted, a fine aun unused copy in boards and dustjacket.
The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century
Roth, Andrew
New York: PPP Editions in association with Roth Horowitz, 2001.
Price: $700.00
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This is a collection of the first 10 small octavo single-subject cookbooks published as Short Stack editions, each 48-page book printed on different colored papers and bound in string-tied wrappers designed by Rotem Raffe, who has also done the illustrations. The titles are: Eggs, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Buttermilk, Grits, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli, Honey, Plums, and Corn. Most are first printings; a few are second printings. As new.
Short Stack Editions, Volumes 1 through 10
New York: All Day Press, 1913-1914.
Price: $150.00
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Folio, 240 pages, designed by and with many drawings by Federico Pallavicini, and containing six separate folio sections with Flair for Communications, Sentiment, Travel, Americana, Art and Winter as subjects. Some illustrations are fold-outs, many are in color, and some are specially bound in, including a piece on London Past and Present by Beverley NIchols and Katherine Anne Porter's "The Flower of Flowers". Internally fine in red cloth stamped gilt, with a cut-out front panel around the phrase "Annual 1953". The front panel is slightly darkened at the top, as is the spine, and there is small congregation of brown spots on the fore edge. The book was printed and bound at the Lakeside Press.
Flair Annual 1953
Cowles, Fleur
New York: Cowles Magazines, 1952.
Price: $125.00
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Quarto, 227 pages, with 157 black and white photographs  by Ezra Stoller and others showing the versatile residential work of David Adler (1882-1949), much of it on Chicago's North Shore. There is a photographic portrait frontispiece of Adler, a long essay on the architect and his work, a chronology, a listing of books that composed Adler's architectural library, a memorial address, and an index. This is a beautiful and fine copy, bound in deep blue cloth stamped with the title in gilt, in a minimally worn and shelf-rubbed dustjacket, not price-clipped but with a few narrow tears to the edges.
David Adler: The Architect and His Work
Pratt, Richard
New York: M. Evans and Company, 1976.
Price: $700.00
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Large quarto, being #48 of 100 copies, written, hand-set, printed on a Vandercook proofpress, bound and signed by Mark McMurray, with additional monotype composition by Harold Berliner & Out of Sorts. Approximately 70 pages, some numbered, others bound in as examples of the press's work and type faces, which include Garamond, Caslon, NIcolas Cochin, Scotch Roman, Palatino, Lutetia, Weiss and Piranesi as text faces, with others as cursives, display initials, sans serifs wood type and a page of odd sorts. Papers used include Curtis Rag, Mohaqwk Letterpress & Tyvek machine made, Nideggen mouldmade, Bhutan Resho, Iyo Glazed, Barcham Green & Fabriano Roma handmades. A strikingly beautiful book, bound  in heavy wrappers. Fine.
Type Specimens of Caliban Press On the Occasion of its Sixth Anniversary.
Montclair, New Jersey: Caliban Press, 1991.
Price: $700.00
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Reminiscences
MacArthur, Douglas
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964.
Price: $650.00
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PRINTING AS A PERFORMING ART
Tesser, Ruth and Harroun, Catherine, editors
San Francisco, California: The Book Club of California, 1970.
Price: $65.00
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OF MEN AND MOUNTAINS
Kent, Rockwell
Ausable Forks, N.Y.: Asgaard Press, 1959.
Price: $175.00
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Octavo, unpaged (20pp.), a special edition of 1,000 copies for Blackwell North America to use as a "Season's Greetings" gift, with the rreproduction proofs supplied by the Yellow Barn Press, printed on Mohawk Superfine, illustrated with wood engravings, and bound in patterned paper on boards, designed by John DePol. There is an introduction focussing on Frank Luther Mott and his connection to Iowa by Donald W. Knoepfler.  Tiny top edge nick to rear board else fine.
THE OLD PRINTING OFFICE
Mott, Frank Luther
Council Bluffs, Iowa: Yellow Barn Press for Blackwell North America, 1988(1985).
Price: $25.00
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D.B.U. AND R.R.
Lathem, Edward Connery asnd French, Elizabeth, editors
New York: American Printing History Association, 1998.
Price: $150.00
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A TRIBUTE TO EDWIN GRABHORN & THE GRABHORN PRESS
Hart, James D.
San Francisco: Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, 1969.
Price: $20.00
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A COLLECTION OF PRESSMARKS
Weygand, James Lamar
Nappanee, Indiana: Private Press of the Indiana Kid, 1956.
Price: $225.00
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SHAKESPEARE & VOLTAIRE
Besterman, Theodore
New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1965.
Price: $20.00
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VICTOR HAMMER AND THE WELLS COLLEGE PRESS
Hammer, Carolyn
Aurora, New York: Wells College Press, 1993.
Price: $25.00
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UPDIKE AT WORK
Updike, D.B.
La Crosse, Wisconsin:: Sumac Press, 1980.
Price: $35.00
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PORTRAITS OF PRESSES
Harrison, Ski, photographer
Risbury, Herefordshire: Whittington Press, 1997.
Price: $250.00
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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ESSEX HOUSE PRESS
Robson, Susanna
London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1986.
Price: $25.00
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THE FANFROLICO PRESS
Arnold, John
Pinner, Middlesex: Private Libraries Association, 2009.
Price: $75.00
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MELODY / THE STORY OF A CHILD
Richards, Laura E.
Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1894(1893).
Price: $25.00
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BIRDS IN WOOD AND PAINT: AMERICAN MINIATURE BIRD CARVINGS AND THEIR CARVERS 1900-1970.
Ellis, Joseph H.
Hanover & London:: University Press of New England, 2009..
Price: $50.00
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The History 0f the British Petroleum Company. 2 volumes
Ferrier, R.W. and Bamberg, J.H.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982, 1994.
Price: $175.00
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11 1/4 x 8 3/4" portfolio (28.5cm). Text from the cover reads: "The broadsides in this folder are contributed by exhibitors represented in the exhibition of the Work of Private Presses of Members of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. They are intended to acquaint our members with the aims and activities of the Presses. This keepsake is distributed in advance of the opening of the exhibition in the Institute Rooms at 115 East Fortieth Street, on December 15, 1937" Sixteen presses were represented in the exhibition. Twelve are included. in the portfolio of broadsides. The Library of Congress entry for the portfolio notes that "there may have been four additional samples intended to be published". The twelve presses which have provided broadsides are Amphora, Attic House and Sumac, Golden HInd, Holiday, Overbrook, Journalism Laboratory, Maverick, Prairie, St. Albans, Thomas Perry Stricher, Timothy, and Woolly Whale. Laid in is a 9cm x 19cm printed note from the AIGA that reads: "For the purposes of its forthcoming Exhibition of Private Press Books of Members / A Private Press is defined as one founded by a private individual (or group), primarily for the pleasure of the founder and the distribution of its output by him -- and not for financial gain.  Fine in foldover green wrappers.
PRIVATE PRESSES OF MEMBERS
American Institute of Graphic Arts
New York: A.I.G.A., 1937.
Price: $395.00
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26.5 x 17.5cm, being a talk by Mardersteig about Zapf and an article by Zapf about Mardersreig, translated from the German by Margaret L. Ford and the first editions of both in English. An edition of 1,000 copies printed from Optima type. Very fine, sewn into heavy grey wrappers, titled in blue.
LAUDATIO FOR HERMANN ZAPF and IN MEMORIAM GIOVANNI MARDERSTEIG
Mardersteig, Giovanni and Zapf, Hermann
New York: Kelly/Winterton Press, 1983.
Price: $30.00
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Quarto, 16pp., published by Champion Papers as The Printing Salesman's Herald # 14, with biographical and typographical information about Hammer and his American Uncial type, a list of Hammer's wlork under different press imprints, and profuse illustrations. Fine in tan wrappers stamped in blind and printed in black and terra cotta inks.
VICTOR HAMMER / ARTIST AND MASTER OF THE PRINTING ART
Middleton, R. Hunter
Chicago: Champion Papers, 1965.
Price: $15.00
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Small octavo (8 3/8" x 5 1/2"), unpaged (16pp.), number 144 of 300 copies, sewn into grey wrappers with a paste-on white title label. Very fine.
ON HAND PRINTING / 2 LETTERS FROM WILLIAM EVERSON
Everson, William
Berkeley, California: Anacapa Books, 1980.
Price: $30.00
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Large narrow octavo, 9 3/4" x 5 1/2". 8pp. , being the catalogue for an exhibit in New York of work by the Illustrators Group of the Society of Industrial Artists, which included Edward Ardizzone, Pauline Baynes, Joan Hassall, Paul Hogarth, Lynton Lamb, Ronald Searle and many others. Printed in England. Very fine in buff wrappers.
BRITISH BOOK ILLUSTRATION 1959
American Institute of Graphic Arts
New York: A.I.G.A., 1959.
Price: $10.00
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12mo, 12pp. A collection of proverbial Irish sayings in triad form, such as: "Three things that are always ready in a decent man's house: beer, a bath, a good fire". The colophon states" First printed in August 1955 as the fourth part of the Dolmen Chapbook & here reset and reprinted at the Dolmen Press 23 Upper Mount Street Dublin Ireland August 1957". Endpapers slightly browned, mild corner crease to title page else very good in red, yellow and grey patterned paper on boards, red cloth spine, tiny abrasion to top corner of front board.
THIRTY THREE TRIADS TRANSLATED BY THOMAS KINSELLA FROM THE IRISH
Kinsella, Thomas, translator
Dublin: The Dolmen Press, 1957.
Price: $200.00
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Small octavo, v, (1)pp., including the catalog of an exhibit at Middlebury in 1995, as well as "Three For Wyman" by Howard Munford, Leonard Baskin and Robert Buckeye. The introduction identifies Parker as a Middlebury College graduate, librarian and book collector. A listing of books in the exhibit follows, as well as a facsimile of "A Word in re Wyman Parker" in Leonard Baskin's calligraphy. An edition of 800 copies, with a frontispiece portrait of Wyman Parker by Richard Erickson. Stapled into heavy grey wrappers with Leonard Baskin's crows reproduced on the front and back cover with letterpress printing by Peter Kruty Editions, Brooklyn, New York.  Fine.
WYMAN PARKER OF MIDDLEBURY / BOOKS FROM HIS LIBRARY
Buckeye, Robert, introduction by
Middlebury, Vermont: Friends of the Library, Middlebury College, 1995.
Price: $20.00
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Large square octavo, 9.5 x 9.5", unpaged, (19 French-folded leaves). There is an introduction by Gibson A. Danes, then Dean of the school of Art and Architecture at Yale, a page of comments by Paul Rand, and color illustrations for a dozen trademarks designed by Rand, including Borzoi Books, Westinghouse, IBM and Esquire Magazine. The cover design and typography are by Paul Rand; the general design and printing are by Hiram Ash, then at the School of Art and Architecture at Yale University. This copy is from Hiram Ash's own library. The book was printed in an edition of 450 copies -- a limitation not mentioned in the book but noted in a Wittenborn advertisement in "Typographica" for June, 1961, and, with reason, considered to be the scarcest of Paul Rand books. Faint age-toning to page edges else fine in heavy white wrappers printed in yellow, orange and black, and in the slightly rippled original glassine, which has two tiny tears and a couple of pinhead-sized chips. The price is net.
THE TRADEMARKS OF PAUL RAND / A SELECTION
Rand, Paul
New York: George Wittenborn,Inc, 1960.
Price: $1,500.00
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12mo, 19,(2)pp., an edition of 400 copies printed in Linotype Granjon on Kelmscott hand-made paper. From the original edition of 1568, Merganthaler has chosen six professions and their illustrations: the printer, bookbinder, typefounder, papermaker, draughtsman and woodcutter, each printed recto only with the original accompanying verses by Hans Sachs, a popular Nuremberg poet. A charming book, bound in marbled paper on boards with an ivory parchment spine, and bearing the small bookplate of H. Richard Archer, bibliographer and librarian. Fine.
A TRUE DESCRIPTION OF ALL TRADES
Annan, Jobst, illustrated by
Brooklyn, New York: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1930.
Price: $75.00
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Large octavo, xv, 478pp., index,  profusely illustrated in b/w, many illustrations from wood engtravings. Owner's name stamp on the front paste-dqwon endpaper else internally very good in mildly soiled pale green cloth, with a cover pictorial design in black, gilt titles, slighty edge-rubbed.
REDEEMING THE REPUBLIC / THE THIRD PERIOD OF THE WAR OF THE REBE LLION IN THE YEAR 1864
Coffin, Charles Carleton
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1889.
Price: $65.00
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12mo, 182pp. A novel set in the Civil War, the author's first, and apparently only book. Wriught: American Fiction, Volume III, #374. Internally fine in very slighty rubbed blue cloth, red spine mildly sunned.
AN IDYL OF WAR-TIMES
Bartlett, Major W.C.
New York: Lew Vanderpoole Publishing Company, 1890.
Price: $25.00
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Folio, 128, 132, 140 numbered pages, the English-language edition, with covers by Georges Braque, Pierre Bonnard and Georges Rouault. The list of contributors, both artists and writers, still astonishes by its eclectic richness:  -- André Malraux, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, André Gide, Matisse, Chagall, MIro, Jean-Paul Sartre, Brassai, Kandinsky, many oihers. Text paper slightly toned at the edges, else internally fine and without markings of any kind. This set of three is bound in terra-cotta cloth with the single word "VERVE" at the bottom of the front cover in silver, a design repeated at the top of the spine. Light wear to the terra cotta cloth; mild rubbing and shelf wear to the base of the spine and bottom corners. A beautiful copy. The book is oversized and heavy and will require additional postage and insurance, at cost.
VERVE, AN ARTISTIC AND LITERARY QUARTERLY, VOLUME 1, NUMBERS TWO, THREE AND FOUR
Tériade, E, editor and publisher
Paris: Tériade, 1938-1939.
Price: $1,500.00
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NEW WORLDS / GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN ART 1890-1940
Price, Renée, editor
New York: Neue Galerie New York, 2001.
Price: $65.00
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12mo, unpaged , (a single signature of 16pp.) The title page reads: "Notes prepared for an informal discussion between Joseph Blumenthal and the Society of Printers in Boston on December 6, 1961 together with a foreword added in 1969" . The colophon notes that 250 copies of this booklet were designed by Joseph Blumenthal, set in Emerson type and printed at the Spiral Press. Very fine, sewn into greige wrappers.
A TYPOGRAPHIC DISQUISITION
Blumenthal, Joseph and the Society of Printers
New York: The Spiral Press, 1969.
Price: $35.00
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Octavo, unpaged, a single signature of 16pp.), with three b/w drawings by Susan Stone. This is the account of an October afternoon's trap shooting in Connecticut's Litchfield Hills, a competition among the fifteen members of the Six Shooters Trap Club, of which the author, a noted educator and writer, was a member.  The book is one of a limited edition (25 numbered copies, plus "certain additional copies reserved out of series "-- this copy being one of the latter) printed by graphic designer Hiram Ash at his Orchard Press on cream Molina cover and text paper and sewn into heavy wrappers with the cover title printed in red. Very fine, with the prospectus  for the booklet laid in.
"JUST ONE SHOT"
Perretti, John F.
Winsted, Connecticut: The Orchard Press, 1995.
Price: $45.00
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Octavo, viii, 543pp. This is a new, expanded edition, comprising the original volume of 17 stories, plus 15 new tales. Edges just slightly foxed, but otherwise a tight, clean copy, with an uncreased spine that shows that the book was never opened out or, presumably, read. Very good in heavy white wrappers with imprinted (not real!) coffee staIns. This copy is INSCRIBED on the half-title by Ed Sanders.
TALES OF BEATNIK GLORY / Volumes I and II
Sanders, Ed
New York: Citadel Press, 1990(1975).
Price: $50.00
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Octavo, 222pp. Fine in salmon paper on boards, black cloth spine, and a terrific dustjacket, designed by Michael Ian Kaye and Melissa Hayden, showing the front and back of Micheangelo's "David", with the wraparound band (which is present) well-positioned. Fine.
LIFE FORCE
Weldon, Fay
New York: Viking Penguin, 1992.
Price: $35.00
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Octavo, vi, 705pp., with 16 pp. of b/w photographs. For anyone young enough not to remember, Moynihan, besides being a Democratic senator from New York for four terms, was ambassador yo India and the United Nations, as well as a professor at Harvard. And, as evinced by this book, he was a brilliant and elegant writer and thinker. This copy is warmly inscribed by Steven Weisman on the title page. Fine in dustjacket.
DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN / A PORTRAIT IN LETTERS OF AN AMERICAN VISIONARY
(Moynihan, Daniel Patrick) and Weisman, Steven R.
New York: Public Affairs, 2010.
Price: $35.00
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Square octavo, unpaged (approximately 60pp.), the catalogue for an exhibition from February 24 through April 15, 1910 that explores humor in art, with an explanatory text  by Dennis Reed, and works by over a dozen artists, including William Wegman. Profusely illstrated in b/w and color, and bound onto a wire comb and then into printed and laser-cut khaki card stock. Fibne.
NO LAUGHING MATTER / ART AND HUMOR IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Reed, Dennis
Valley Glen, California: Art Gallery, Los Angeles Valley College, 2010.
Price: $35.00
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Quarto, unpaged, with a forreword by Sorel, and a wonderful collection of Sorel's b/w cartoons and  caricatures, many of them, of course, bitingly political, such as the frontispiece of Richard Nixon, titled "Milhous I". Very good in black paper on boards, cloth spine titled  in gilt, and a very sllightly worn and aged dustjacket with two color panels by Sorel. This copy is INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper by Sorel: "For the *** / With affection and good wishes / Ed Sorel / 5/19/81"
SUPERPEN / THE CARTOONS AND CARICATURES OF EDWARD SOREL
(Sorel, Edward) and Ferrara, Lidia, designer and editor
New York: Random House, 1978.
Price: $50.00
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