Paris: Chez Carouge, 1737. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Lovely early miniature of Christian worship. Text in French, some prayers in Latin. Decorative woodcuts head pieces and at title page. Uncommon generally, quite scarce in this condition. Light shelf/edge wear, hinges repaired (original spine and boards), penciled bookseller notations at ffep... Item #8081
Leeds: The Gehenna Press, 1989. Limited Edition. Hardcover. This being one of the 50 specially bound by Daniel Gehnrich with paste paper boards by Babette Gehnrich. Includes signed portfolio of etchings of Baldwin by Baskin, each signed. Baskin had been working with Baldwin to produce a book of unpublished poems... Item #6193
Portland, ME: Leonard Baskin, 1958. Limited Edition. Print. "Tobias and the Angel" is included in the "complete graphic works of Leonard Baskin". (Fern & O'Sullivan, 367) There were at least three printings of this engraving, including one of 300 copies, another of 200 copies. This copy appears to be outside... Item #8036
Lurey, Devon: Gehenna Press, 1982. Limited Edition. Hardcover. ”Very few copies were available; most of the edition remains unissued" (The Gehenna Press #81). According to the colophon 110 copies were printed numbered 1–89, and A to U. The 21 lettered copies have an extra impression of the colored wood engraving... Item #8757
Spanish America:. or A Descriptive, Historical, and Geological Account of the Dominions of Spain in the Western Hemisphere.
Philadelphia: Printed and Published by Abraham Small, 1819. First American Edition. Hardcover. (Sabin 6333) First US Edition following 1818 London edition in two volumes. R. H. Bonnycastle (1791-1848), an Englishman and officer int he Royal Engineers, relied heavily on other primary source volumes (e.g. Humboldt) in developing this work, but... Item #6241
The Prisoner's Letter: A Short Story by Mark David Chapman.
Attica, NY: Self Published, 10/93. Stated First Printing. Original Wraps. Written in Attica prison in 1992 and published in 1993. Inscribed, "God Bless You / Mark Chapman / Attica, NY / Dec. 17, 1994" Inscribed by the author, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Printed glossy paper wraps, red ink lettering, grey and black pictorial elements. 12mo. 18pp. Item #7478
London: Anthony D'Offay Gallery, 1986. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Thee eighty-five pastels were drawn in the spring of 1980, in Ponchicherry, a former French colony on the Eastern Coast of India. They are reproduced here in the original size. The book was made at the Kalakshetra Press, under the direction of... Item #7765
New York: Poote Press, 2005. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Jean Genet has spoken to me with surprising lucidity about life, love and morality. He saw beauty in the grotesque and elevated it to the status of a diamond. When I look through this diamond, I see life with a unique clarity... Item #7613
Interstices & Intersections or, An Autodidact Comprehends a Cube.
New York: Russell Maret, 2014. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "The typefaces are Gremolata, Cancellaresca Milanese, Saturn, Saturn Shadow, and Texto Portuguez, all of which were designed by the printer. The text and the images were printed from photopolymer plates on a Vandercook Universal III proof press. Nancy Loeber assisted in the... Item #8133
London: Faber & Faber/John Roberts Press, 1973. Limited Edition. Hardcover. The Crow poems published here include three new poems not previously published in other Faber editions. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Slipcase shows minor shelf/edge wear, small pull, else tight and clean. Quarterbound, black coated cloth spine, dark grey cloth beveled... Item #6929
Newtown, MA: Bird & Bull Press, 1998. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Includes 30 tipped-in specimens (original folio & quarto leaves from various Mountain House books, 4 original watermarked portraits created by all three Hunters, etc.). Text reprints approximately 80% of Dard Jr's "The Life Work of Dard Hunter" and adds new... Item #5708
New York: Nancy Loeber, 2015. Limited Edition. Stiff Boards. “Annunciation,” from The Kingdom of Ordinary Time by Marie Howe. Includes nine portraits created via reduction woodcuts printed on a Vandercook proof press. "Some are of people I love and some are of strangers I photographed. All are embellished." (from the... Item #8768
Flörsheim/Main: Malutzki, 2008. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Each book contains fifteen original collages. Original pages from USA comics used in the making of the collages. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Blue cloth boards, printed pictorial paper label at front, printed endpages, textblock of blue paper, collage work, letterpress printed (brass rule lines... Item #8753
Vienna: Wolfgang Buchta, 2011. Limited Edition. Hardcover. “In 2009 July, the graphic structure of the newspaper gave me the impulse to draw over it. Then I thought this background was the ideal way for Bartleby. After this decision, I wrote the text by hand. August-December 2009. Drawings on the newspaper... Item #7623
Portland, ME: Red Howler Press/Wolfe Editions, 1998. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Printed by hand in letterpress and original woodblocks by David Wolfe. Limited edition of 30 copies, this being out of sequence (marked "a/p", publisher's copy). Signed by the author/artist. An exceptional collection of loose plates in pristine condition. Tight, bright... Item #7553
The Garden Behind the Moon. [Association Copy; Inscribed by Pyle to Eugene Fields; Letter Laid in to Field's Widow].
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. One of Pyle's last books for young people, the backstory to particular this volume is second to none. It was inscribed by Pyle to renowned poet and author, Eugene Field, "To Eugene Field, My fellow worker in the world of art"... Item #5698
Three Illustrations [Original Art]:. Boyhood Penships Realized as Aircraft and Spacecraft (set of three illustrations).
New York: Alan Rose/National Lampoon, circa 1977. These three illustrations supported an article by P.J. O'Rourke in the National Lampoon (circa '76-77). This was from the "Conspiracy Issue". The penships had to do with the Air Forces' secret weapons, which curiously resembled ball point pens. The artist suggests it was... Item #3058
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales Press, 1989. Limited Edition. Hardcover. A very fine copy of one of Gaylord's early works. Tight, bright and unmarred. Burnt umber cloth boards, paper labels, black ink lettering. 8vo. 56pp. Illus. (color plates). Limited numbered edition, this being 157 of 174. Item #6565
New York: Flying Horse Press, 2010. Limited Edition. Hardcover. “For quite some time I’d been turning around in my head the idea of making relief prints using sections of lumber rather than planks of wood. I had already used sections of quarter inch pine to lay out an image on... Item #7618
Czech Republic: Archa Publisher, [2007/2012]. Fascimile/Binding. Hardcover. Limited edition of 799 copies. Jan Sobota was commissioned to bind 10 copies in 'period' style. Soboto passed away, however, after completeing only two of them. One remains with his wife/archive, this is the only copy publically available. It is also the final... Item #8668
Berkeley, CA: del Milion Editions, 2009. Limited Edition. Hardcover. I’ll Die Tomorrow was designed, printed, and bound in an edition of forty-five copies by Peter Rutledge Koch with the assistance of Jonathan Gerken at Peter Koch Printers for del Milion Editions. The text, set in Bookman Old Style, is printed... Item #7640
The World Is Round:. [Together with] The World is Not Flat [by Edith Thatcher Hurd].
San Francisco, CA: Arion Press, 1986. First Edition/Limited Edition. Hardcover. Stein's first children's book (Margaret Wise Brown encouraged her to write one). A wonderful story illustrated by Hurd's exceptional illustrations. A very handsome copy of this classic. World is Round shows tiny spot of discoloration at text block edge (prolonged... Item #3644
New York: Kaldewey Press, 1984. Limited Edition. Hinged Metal Binding. The book illustrates the process of the creation of language. The last page includes the first sentence of the earliest known work of Japanese literature. Found in a handful of special collections and believed to be the first brought to... Item #7629
Wenatchee, WA: Mystical Places Press, 2004. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Only other copy has been institutionalized. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Printed paper boards, six boards with envelopes holding French stamps that depict famous musicians and text describing them, blue paper slipcase. 88x101mm. 12pp. Illus. (b/w postage stamps). Numbered limited edition this... Item #7716