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Small octavo (20cm), 32 pages. Fifoot OA5, with the self-wapper attached at the spine only (though now detached and chipped on the spine and spine ends), and with the errata slip pasted at the foot of page 26. A very good copy in buff boards and pictorial wrapper. This copy is inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Mr.Alfred A. Knopf from the Author / Xmas -1921" , and bears the bookplate of Donald S.Tuttle on the paste-down endpaper.
Who KIlled Cock-Robin?
Sitwell, Osbert
London: C.W. Daniel, Ltd., 1921.
Price: $175.00
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Octavo, 24.3cm, unpaged (12pp.) The booklet was printed in red and black in an edition of 2,000 copies on Curtis Rag paper by the Spiral Press for the friends of the Press and the author. Fine in heavy grey wrappers, edges faintly toned.
Architecture and Design in the Age of Science
Gropius, Walter
New York: Spiral Press, 1952.
Price: $65.00
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Small octavo, 12 pages, with 8 back and white illlustrations showing bindings and tooling patterns. This is Dryad Leaflet No. 105. Fine in wrappers.
Gold and Colour Tooling for Bookcrafts, Bookbinding and Leatherwork
Mason, John
Leicester: Dryad Handicrafts, undated (c. 1945, perhaps).
Price: $15.00
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Octavo, (23.5cm), 19 pages, with 8 pages of illustrations plus a cover illustration as well as a history of the seminary's copy, which was sold at auction in 1978. A very fine example, printed on and stapled into ivory paper by the Spiral Press.
The Gutenberg Bible of the General Theological Seminary
New York: General Theologial Seminary, undated (c. 1970).
Price: $20.00
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Octavo (24.6 cm), unpaged (18 pages), printed in black, red and grey-green, with a title-page drawing, a half-title decoration, a drawing of leaves as a chapter heading and the printer's device for the Press of Valenti Angelo on the colophon page. The book was printed by the Meriden Gravure Company on cream laid paper and stapled into heavy blue wrappers with Valenti Angelo's "VA" monogram in red. Very fine.
Valenti Angelo: Author + Illustrator + Printer / An Autobiographical Story
Angelo, Valenti
Bronxville,New York: publisher not listed, undated (c. 1971).
Price: $30.00
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Narrow 12mo, 16 pages. A delightful essay, with three b/w illustrations, and a note by the printers. This pleasantly printed (and very amusing) essay was issued as a Christmas greeting to their friends and printed by Betty and Ralph Sollitt at The Redcoat Press. A fine copy sewed into slightly edge-sunned salmon wrappers.
The Convalescent, one of the Last Essays of Elia
Lamb, Charles
Westport, Connecticut: The Redcoat Press, 1957.
Price: $25.00
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A Londoner's View of Three Los Angeles Printer Friends and Their Work: Grant Dahlstrom. Saul Marks, Ward Ritchie
Dreyfus, John
Los Angeles: Book Arts Program, Occidental College, 1990.
Price: $20.00
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New Poems
Lax, Robert
Brooklyn, New York: Journeyman Books / Emil Antonucci, 1962.
Price: $65.00
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An Excerpt from The Enemies of Books
Blades, William
New York: Press of the Woolly Whale, undated (Yale dates this 1934).
Price: $40.00
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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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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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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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