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1 COBDEN-SANDERSON, T.J. [Thomas James (1840-1922)]. Four Lectures by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson. Edited, with an Introductory Essay on Cobden-Sanderson’s Life and Ideals, with Details of his American Pupils, and his Lectures in the United State in 1907, by John Dreyfus.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1974. 1974 Signed
Series: BCC, 147. Sm. 4to. xi, [7], 105, [3] pp. Illus. Original quarter green cloth, gray paper with green-stamped decorative ornaments, printed paper spine label; label is roughed at edges. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR for D. Steven Corey, San Francisco, 23 April 1979. Corey was head of rare books & special collections at the University of San Francisco for many years and devoted much of his life as such to books and bookish people. Limited edition of 450 copies printed by Saul & Lillian Marks at The Plantin Press, Los Angeles. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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2 D'AMBROSIO, Joseph J. (1934-2009). Daisies Never Tell.
Sherman Oaks, CA: Joseph J. D'Ambrosio, 1982. 1982 Signed
8vo. (16 x 22.3 cm). [Not paginated]. Preliminaries feature cut-out flowers and fan-fold action elements. Dark green cowhide with 2 glass windows showing folded paper daisies from pages within, housed in green paper clamshell slipcase lined in green felt; box worn at spine edges, else fine. SIGNED by author at title-page. Limited edition—14 of 50 numbered copies. Central "Ladies of the Garden" section presents four ORIGINAL SERIGRAPHS, each signed and numbered. The story is about D'Ambrosio's grandmother, "Nell" (in the text) who was dying at the time of publication, and the children are the author and his relatives. The book was crafted and written with great difficulty. "The binding was designed to allow a reader to 'walk through a field of daisies' before the text begins…. Daisy petals are cut out of the edges of the endpaper and the first few pages of the book including the double title page." 
Price: 850.00 USD
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3 HAMMER, Victor (1882-1968); John ROTHENSTEIN. [2 books]: Victor Hammer Artist and Craftsman. Victor Hammer, Artist and Printer. Edited by Carolyn R. Hammer.
Boston & Lexington: David R. Godine; The Anvil Press, 1978, 1981. 1978 
2 volumes. Sm. 4to. 57; [x], 213 pp. 19 color plates, numerous b&w illustrations. Matching full goldish-brown cloth stamped with black spine lettering, publisher’s slip-cases. Fine. Limited edition of 450 or 550 numbered copies, of which this is one of the numbered copies (1/450; 1/500); the alternate issue was lettered I-L, being a deluxe version with added ephemera. Designed by Martino Mardersteig at the Stamperia Valdonega. Rothenstein’s text deals with the life and work of this artist and focuses on the Kolbsheim Chapel, near Strassbourg. The text includes Hammer’s 1944 description (writing from NY) of the small village of Kolbsheim and this chapel. The second volume contains Rudolf Koch’s paper, translated into English, “Who is Victor Hammer?” and another paper by Ulrich Middeldorf on mezzotints, followed by studies of Hammer’s engravings, woodcuts, inscriptions, and symbols. R. Hunter Middleton, Hermann Zapf and W. Guy Readings, Jr., discuss Hammer’s Uncial type-faces. Finally there are two bibliographical lists compiled by Paul Holbrook and David Farrell. The presses: Stamperia del Santuccio, The Wells College Press, Hammer Press, and The Anvil Press. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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The Most Agreeable Vice, HUXLEY, Aldous
4 HUXLEY, Aldous The Most Agreeable Vice
[Los Angeles]: (Jake Zeitlin 1938 paperback Small 4to. 7 pp. White printed wrappers. Fine. 
[Los Angeles]:: (Jake Zeitlin. 1938. paperback. Small 4to. 7 pp. White printed wrappers. Fine.. Limited edition of 500 copies printed by The Ward Ritchie Press. . 1 
Price: 300.00 USD
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5 JEFFERS, Robinson. Granite & Cypress: Rubbings from the Rock. Poems Gathered from the Stonemason Years When Submission to the Spirit of Granite in the Building of House & Tower & Wall Focused His Imagination & Gave Massive Permanence to His Verse.
University of California at Santa Cruz: Lime Kiln Press, 1975. 1975 Signed
Oblong folio. [58] pp. Printed on English Hayle handmade paper, title-page woodcut by William Prochnow. Bound by Schuberth Bookbindery in German linen, open-laced deerskin over Monterey Cypress spine, Japanese Uwa end-papers. Custom slipcase made of Monterey Cypress inlaid with a square "window" of granite from Jeffers' stoneyard (drawn by the poet from the sea), built to stand erect on a felt-lined cypress stand; case with hair-line crack, else fine. SIGNED by printer William Everson in ink at limitation page. Prospectus signed by Everson and three proof-sheets laid-in. LIMITED EDITION of 100 numbered copies. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE presentation of Jeffers' powerful collection, housed in a beautiful case meant to stand on its own as a work of art. This unique blending of physical and lyrical expression weaves together layers of meaning in a celebration of permanence, poetry, and fine presswork, resulting in a truly outstanding piece. The Lime Kiln Press was a hand-press workshop run by Everson at UC Santa Cruz. Granite & Cypress is its third publication. "Perhaps the most extraordinary of Everson's lifelong attempts to create the unified or 'sacral' book, in fact, involves the printing of Robinson Jeffers' Granite & Cypress: Rubbings from the Rock. Every aspect of the poetic content, the landscape against which the poems were written, and the nature of the poet himself has been taken into account in the designing of this artifact" (Bartlett, p. 207). In a letter to critic and author Lawrence Clark Powell, Jeffers' wife, Una, writes: "The conflict of motives on the subject of going to war or not was probably one of several important factors that, about this time, made the world and his own mind much more real and intense to him. Another factor was the building of Tor House. As he helped the masons shift and place the wind and wave-worn granite I think he realized some kinship with it, and became aware of strengths in himself unknown before" (Jeffers in Occidental College, p. 4). From the prospectus: "Readers will find here, then, four unprecedented features. In the book itself they will read together for the first time the nuclear body of poems which Jeffers wrote under the impact of stone, the transforming symbol of his creative emergence. They will see the long Jeffers line extended to its natural outreach, like the pulse and withdrawal of the tides to which he attributed his prosody. They will find a typography in which the implication of stone is carried to the ultimate, registering the wave-worn permanence of his mood and themes. And in the incomparable case which enshrines the whole they will possess the architectonic resolution of all these elements, memorializing the achievement of a spirit intense but serene, and the passionate instinct, immoderate and fierce, by which he will always live." Bartlett, Lee. Benchmark & Blaze: The Emergence of William Everson. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1979; Jeffers, Una, Occidental College, and Robinson Jeffers Committee. Robinson Jeffers Newsletter, (1975). 
Price: 15000.00 USD
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6 RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River. Illustrated by Ferdinand Huszti Horvath.
London: The Studio; New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1930. 1930 
8vo. 65 pp. Illus. Two-tone black & yellow cloth, gilt-stamped spine, printed dust-jacket. Very good. Limited edition of 1500 copies. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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7 [ALLEN PRESS] Lewis & Dorothy ALLEN; Book Club of California. The Allen Press Bibliography; produced by hand with art work, sample pages from previous edition.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1985. 1985 
Series: BCC 180. Folio. 114, [10] pp. Illus., specimens, index. Grayish-brown cloth, gilt spine title, press design in blind on upper cover. Fine copy. LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies. The original edition was issued in 1981 (140 copies were printed). The present re-issue also added books from 1981-1985. A short appreciation was written by Carey Bliss. D. Steven Corey added a list of ephemera. Added is a postcard announcing the 1998 exhibit at the BCC honoring the Press and Lewis Allen (1908-1998). 
Price: 85.00 USD
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8 [ANGELO, Valenti; John DREYFUS]. [Meeting announcement] Annual Meeting – Gleeson Library Associates, University of San Francisco, Sunday, April 22, 1979.
San Francisco: Gleeson Library Associates, 1979. 1979 Signed
// Lecture "A Printer's Friends" by John Dreyfus … Concluding remarks by Sally R. Hurst. With an Eric Gill illustration on upper sheet, "La dame aux balles colorées (Woman with balloons), hand-colored by the hands of children under the supervision of Valenti Angelo. Inscribed by the speaker, John Dreyfus to Sally R. Hurst (see above). 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 [BAWDEN, Edward] [Broadsheet]: The Rocket Press of Jonathan Stephenson
[no place]: 198 hardcover 527 x 251 mm. Brown woodcut. Cream paper. Very good. 
[no place]:: 198. hardcover. 527 x 251 mm. Brown woodcut. Cream paper. Very good.. Limited edition of 350 copies. . 2 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 [Brighton Press] DeLoss MCGRAW Hard Traveling. Etchings and Woodcuts [by] DeLoss McGraw. Introduction by David Hickey with selections from writings by John Steinbeck, Woody Guthrie, Grady Harp, Gary Soto, Arthur Miller, Shakespeare, and the Holy Bible
San Diego: Brighton Press 1985 hardcover 350 x 287 mm. 13 7/8 x 11 1/2 inches (sheets). Folio, contents loose as issued in clamshell box with original painted binding by Signed
San Diego:: Brighton Press. 1985. hardcover. 350 x 287 mm. 13 7/8 x 11 1/2 inches (sheets). Folio, contents loose. as issued in clamshell box with original painted binding by McGraw on. front cover. 10 full color hand-painted etchings and woodcuts, 4. additional three-dimensional cut-out images in plastic sleeves. Hand-. painted folding case with tie and button. Like new.. Limited edition of 100 numbered copies, signed by the artist McGraw BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED. This piece does not follow the usual tradition of fine printing. Namely, the book is a work of art featuring brilliant colors and a usual format. Thereby the sheets are loose, a printed text followed by artwork created by McGraw. Then one finds the cut-outs and they are fresh and unique, not conformed to the shape and presentation of traditional books. The art is lively and rich with color. The aim of the text is to celebrate the journeys of migration or travel in hard times, especially such as those that inspired the writings by Woody Guthrie and John Steinbeck. Editions from the Brighton Press are highly sought after and due to the highly limited editions, their books sell out quickly. In preparing for this project, DeLoss McGraw immersed himself in the music and writings of Woody Guthrie, heard firsthand accounts from the townspeople of Okemah, and read The Grapes of Wrath. The result, Hard Traveling, is an intimate and personal gathering of writings chosen by the artist to explore the theme of leaving home. (press notes). The most important feeling for me came on the day the finished book arrived and I unwrapped it for a look. The sense that I had then was that I had been given the rare opportunity to make art twice. One always feels pleasure and pride at finishing a poem, but opening my Brighton Press book for the first time gave me feelings of pleasure and pride that were even greater than when I had written the poems. My poems had been elevated into a whole new esthetic realm by being so beautifully presented. The wine was the same, but when it was served in a beautiful vessel, it tasted a whole lot better, and nobody creates a more beautiful vessel than Brighton Press. C. G. Hanzlicek (poet). . 1 
Price: 4000.00 USD
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11 [GRABHORN PRESS] Roby WENTZ. The Grabhorn Press, a biography.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1981. 1981 
// 4to. 151 pp. Illus. Quarter white linen-backed, gilt spine title, decorative boards, plain white dust-jacket (as issued); bottom edges of upper cover marred with a dual puncture, else very good. Limited edition of 750 copies printed at The Grace Hoper Press, Aptos, California. Initials by Mallette Dean. Publication no. 168 of The Book Club of California. The highly collected Grabhorn Press is honored with this full biographical treatment of the press, their operators, the authors and stories behind some of their greatest works. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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12 [Grabhorn Press]. The wonderful city of Carrie Van Wie. Paintings of San Francisco at the turn of the century with text by Oscar Lewis.
San Francisco: Printed at the Grabhorn Press for the Book Club of California, (1963). 1963 
380 x 262 mm. Tall 4to. Unpaginated. Title-page with color illus. and port., red initials, 21 color plates. Quarter beige cloth, pictorial boards, plain jacket. Bookplate of JAS Shiell. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 525. The color reproductions are the size of the originals and were made from blocks engraved by Mary Grabhorn printed over collotype plates. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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13 [HORACE (65 B.C.-8 B.C.)] STAUFFACHER, Jack Werner (comp.). The Continuity of Horace.
[San Francisco]: [Greenwood Press, 1992]. 1992 
305 x 190 mm. 32 pp. 38 figs., 2 additional text illustrations. Printed wrappers. Fine. This work contains a short illustrated survey of editions of Horace’s Ode One (Book I), “The Relevance of Horace” by Michael Taylor, as well as his notes on the translation of the Odes. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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14 [Lime Kiln Press] WHITMAN, Walt. American Bard. Being the preface to the first edition of Leaves of Grass now restored to its native verse rhythms and presented as a living poem.
[Santa Cruz, CA]: Lime Kiln Press, 1981. 1981 Signed
4to. 35, [1 blank], [3] pp. 2 woodcuts. Half gilt-stamped pig skin over raw India silk; top right edges faintly rubbed. SIGNED by printer William Everson in ink at limitation page. Prospectus laid-in, along with (slightly soiled) invitation to a reception celebration the book's publication, held on 6/3/1981 at the UC Santa Cruz McHenry Library. Near fine. RARE. LIMITED EDITION of 115 numbered copies [#24] printed on a rich ivory rag paper made by Imago Handpaper Mill and bound by Schuberth Bookbindery. This work was issued by Everson as "a structural re-arrangement of Walt Whitman's prose introduction to the first edition of Leaves of Grass, rendered into verse following the characteristic Whitman rhythms—and thus presenting the work as a poem in its own right, with its presumed original form made evident" (Everson, p. 405). Everson, suffering from Parkinson's Disease, retired from the Lime Kiln Press after its publication. It is also the only Lime Kiln work that he both printed and illustrated. Everson, William. The Veritable Years: Poems, 1949-1966 : Including a Selection of Uncollected and Previously Unpublished Poems. Boston: David R. Godine, 1998. First Edition. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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15 [Lord John Press] William EVERSON. Renegade Christmas.
Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1984. 1984 Signed
Tall 8vo. [Not paginated]. Engraved frontispiece, 5 poems. Quarter gilt stamped brown leather, decorated boards. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Bookplate of Vance Gerry. Fine. FIRST EDITION. Limited edition of 151 signed copies, designed and printed by Patrick Reagh. Presentation copy. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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16 [Officina Bodoni] Feliciano, Felice, 15th cent. Alphabetum Romanum [Codex Vaticanus 6852] Edited by Giovanni Mardersteig. [Translated by R. H. Boothroyd].
Verona, Italy: Editiones Officinae Bodoni, (1960). 1960 
24 cm. 137, [3] p. illus. (part col.). German text. Printed in Dante on Magnani paper, with five heliogravure plates and 26 large capitals (Q-S folding) hand-coloured by Ameglio Trivelli after the original manuscript. Original quarter brown crushed morocco over gray paper-backed boards with gilt-stamped printer's emblem, t.e.g., others uncut; acetate wrapper & matching decorative paper over boards slip-case with morocco trim; slip-case is neatly rebuilt, like new. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 160 numbered copies with German text. Introduction and printing by Giovanni Mardersteig (1892-1977). Additional copies were printed with Italian or English texts. "I first encountered the drawings in a facsimile edition, beautifully produced by the Officina Bodoni (exactly 500 years after the original was created), at a book exhibit at the Buffalo Public Library in 2008. The letterforms simply grabbed me by the throat and I've been unable to catch my breath ever since." – The Greenboathouse Press. The original manuscript letter forms of Feliciano are held at the Vatican Library. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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17 [Plantin Press] William SHAKESPEARE. The Sonnets of William Shakespeare.
Los Angeles: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Booksellers, April 1974. 1974 
Sm. 8vo. 154 pp. 2 illustrations by Mary Kuper. Original binding by Max J. Adjarian in quarter Levant morocco, decorative paper (designed by the printer), raised bands, gilt spine. Fine copy. LIMITED EDITION—74 of 120 numbered copies. Printed by Saul & Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press, Los Angeles. With wood engravings by Mary Kuper. This is the rarest and most desired hand-printed work from a Southern California printer. It is notoriously rare as it was sold out on publication (Zeitlin bought out the edition and distributed it to private subscribers). It was elegantly designed by Saul Marks (1904-1974) and as a printed book it pleases with the binding, paper and illustrations. Dickover gives Marks a supreme compliment: "Los Angeles has had its share of distinguished printers; and one of them, Saul Marks of the Plantin Press, ranks as one of the greatest of the twentieth century." Some consider this Marks' masterpiece. The book was printed on the Albion Press. Saul was meticulous in his design and craft. He loved the beauty of italic type, which was used for this edition. "The letters beginning each line in the sonnets are roman; and following the typographic practice of Aldus, they are smaller in height than the lower case italic letters with ascenders." Mary Kuper was the Plantin Press's first woman apprentice. She took up wood engraving at the encouragement of Saul. See: Robert Dickover, "Saul Marks: The Great Printer," California State Library Bulletin, no. 78, Spring/Summer 2004. p.2-9; Marks, Lillian, Saul Marks and the Plantin Press: The Life and Work of a Singular Man. Los Angeles: Plantin Press, 1980; Tyrus G. Harmsen and Stephen Tabor, The Plantin Press of Saul & Lillian Marks: A Bibliography [1930-1985]. 2005. 
Price: 5500.00 USD
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18 [WILSON, Adrian] Joyce Lancaster WILSON. The Swing. Poems and Illustrations by Joyce Lancaster Wilson.
San Francisco: The Press at Tuscany Alley, 1981. 1981 Signed
// Sq. 8vo. [10] ff. Color illustrations for each of sevens poems. Oriental-style six-color printed cover. Fine. Limited edition of 300 numbered copies, signed by both the artist and printer who also designed the booklet. The success of the artist's edition of Stevenson's A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES was so fine that this piece continued in a similar production. INCLUDES THE PROSPECTUS. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 [WILSON, Adrian] Joyce Lancaster WILSON. The Swing. Poems and Illustrations by Joyce Lancaster Wilson.
San Francisco: The Press at Tuscany Alley, 1981. 1981 Signed
// Sq. 8vo. [10] ff. Color illustrations for each of sevens poems. Oriental-style six-color printed cover. Fine. Limited edition of 300 numbered copies, signed by both the artist and printer who also designed the booklet. The success of the artist's edition of Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses was so fine that this piece continued in a similar production. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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