New York: Random House, 1929. Hard Cover. First Edition. First US Edition. Light scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, minor sunning to spine, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth covered boards with black cloth spine with gold embossed lettering to cover board and spine. Profusely illustrated and limited to an edition of 1040 copies. Very Good / Very Good.
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Mount Vernon, NY: William Edwin Rudge, 1928-1934, 1936. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Produced in an edition of various sizes, from quartos to elephant folio, this set also contains reproductions of artwork and manuscripts. Volumes are all in Very Good condition except for Volume 6 ("The Making of the Life of Johnson" -- Boswell's most popular work.) which has paper splitting at the front and rear hinge from head of spine down to midpoint front and rear but with the spine still tight to the text block. Also contains the 1936 volume, "Boswell's Tour of the Hebridges" published by The Viking Press in the same format without the bookplate mentioned below but with the appropriate copy # (254) inscribed at the colophon. All of the slipcases present.....
New York: Planthouse Press, 2014. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpag. Olbong 4to. Produced in wraps with an ingenious design that incorporates Webster's illustrations in to the interior liner of the blue cloth folding box that encases the book. Published in an edition of 500 copies.
A comic narrative by Bradford accompanies a collection of Webster's childhood drawings from the 1970s, all of which were kept by his mother. We should all be so lucky! Signed in pencil by artist and author on the title page. Fine.
Paris: Editions Litteraires de France, 1951. Wraps. Limited Edition. 139 pp. Folio. Housed in a cardboard folder with a printed spine, it is then housed in a matching slipcase with Touchages illustrations reproduced on the sides. The slipcase is in Good condition with scuffing and wear and a split along the top seams. Printed wraps enclose the loose signatures of this production. The signatures are in excellent condition with interleaving over each illustration.
Produced in an edition of 159 copies, this being #90. Very Good.
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1938. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. 270 pp. 8vo. Wear and scuffing to cover boards, corners bumped with losses. Black endpapers with Native American symbol in white on pastedown. Some age toning to interior pages and a slight lean to volume. [Purcell 46].
Designed by legendary book designer Merle Armitage (1893-1975) and published in an edition of 1,500 copies, this copy is signed by Edwin Corle but not numbered. Good.
Park Forest, IL: The Prairie School Press, 1963. Hardcover. Facsimile Edition. Unpag. Folio. Green cloth boards with brown cloth over spine that wraps 1/3 of the way to front and rear boards, gold embossed titling to spine and rear board. Top edge gilt. Small bump 1-1/2" above foot of spine. Prospectus laid in. Housed in custom green cloth slipcase.
A stunning copy of the facsimile edition of "The House Beautiful" produced by William Winslow and his Auvergne Press in 1896/1897. Winslow was a client of Frank Lloyd Wright and enlisted Wright to create the intricate designs that adorn each page. Winslow's original edition was bound with a brown leather spine, here reproduced in cloth. A faithful facsimile, this edition even includes the fourteen page booklet.....
West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1979. Loose Leaf. First Edition. One page Keepsake of an Open House at the Janus Press on September 29, 1979. Illustrated with a woodblock print of Helen Siegl's that was created for the book under production at the time, "The Dialogues of Creatures Berball". Printed on a thin rag paper with a deckled edge. Two parallel creases where it was folded to fit in a mailing envelope which can be easily removed. Suitable for framing. Photographs gladly provided. Fine.
San Franciscio, CA: Robert Grabhorn & Andrew Hoyem, 1973. Hard Cover. First Edition. 38 pp. Light brown buckram covered boards with paper title label pasted to spine. Light discoloration to cover boards around edges. Clean and crisp within. Beautifully produced with a red titling to title page as well as a green and yellow rose, red capital letter at the start of each short chapter.
Frontispiece portrait of Albert Bender by Ansel Adams. A celebration of the life of noted San Francisco patron of the arts, Albert Bender. Printed by Grabhorn & Hoyem in an edition of 200 copies. Very Good.
Concord, MA: Robert D. Naiva, 1975. Full Leather. First Edition. An absolutely exquisite miniature two-volume leather edition. Each volume is the account of the Battle of Concord from the American and English perspective. Full blue leather, gold embossed title in a blue coth slipcase that has light wear and scuffing from shelf wear. Each volume pristine within. One of 2,000 copies; printed by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland; bound by Reliure du Centre S.A., Limoges, France. Fine.
Miller-Brown, Andrew. Lyndonville, VT: Plowboy Press, 2005. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpag. 24mo. Accordian fold bound into a pastepaper cover. Printed letterpress on Barcham Green Sandwich, paste paper of Fabriano Miliani Ingres and housed in a Fabriano Tiziano slipcase.
An excerpt from "Aelfric's Colloquoy" with the Latin text arranged to resemble a field being plowed with the plowman and his ox at the end of that texxt, Miller-Brown's translation in English follows. Issued in an edition of 100 copies, initialed by the artist/author/printer on the colophon. Fine.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1940. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 411, 415-849 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth boards with gold embossed titlinig to spine, top edge gilt, color maps illustrate the endpapers of each volume. Both volumes retain the original clear plastic dust jacket and are encased in a matching cloth slipcase in Very Good condition with a paper title pasted to front cover.
Produced in a limited edition of 1,50 copies, 1,000 of which were for sale, this being #566 and signed by the author on the colophon. Fine.
Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1997. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 260 pp. 8vo. Light dust staining to head of text block, boards clean and tight. No dust jacket, as issued.
Published in an edition of 200 copies, this is #55 of the 100 hardcover copies numbered and signed by the author. Very Good.
Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1995. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 240 pp. 8vo. Light dust staining to head of text block, boards clean and tight. No dust jacket, as issued.
Published in an edition of 200 copies, this is #72 of the 100 hardcover copies numbered and signed by the author. Very Good.
Walsh, Dan. New York: Garner Tullis, 1999. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. Oblong 4to. Dust jacket has the slightest hint of darkening at edges from sunning, now in mylar cover. Gray cloth boards withg black embossed titling to cover and board that reflects the dust jacket. Clean and crisp within.
Walsh's rectilinear graphics paired with Yau's poetry in a simple, crisp design. Printed in an edition of 750 copies, this is #627 signed by author and artist on the colophon. Fine / Fine.