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1. Baskin, Leonard.

Demons * Imps * & Fiends Drawings By Leonard Baskin.

Northampton: The Gehenna Press, 1976. First edition. Unpaginated. 29.5 x 21 cm. Limited edition, hand numbered copy 153 of 450 "printed on various interesting papers during the autumn of 1976." Printed by Harold McGrath. Nineteen, mostly full page portraits printed recto only on papers of various thickness and color. The one page of text at rear consists of a quotation from St. Bernard of Clarevaux. Orig. decorated marbled boards and black leather spine lettered in gilt. Fine. $650.00

2. Bernardin De Saint-Pierre.

Paul Et Virginie.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1906. 155 pages. 28 x 18.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 167 of 280. Famously popular in romantic literature it appeared in more than 300 editions, and purportedly during the Italian campaign Napoleon constantly slept with a copy under his pillow. The 1789 edition had four copper plates, these have been enlarged here, engraved on wood by M. Lamont Brown on thin Japan-paper proofs. Text in French. Laid-in the publisher prospectus. Tiny nick to backstrip head. Orig. decorated boards, paper spine label. Near fine. $175.00

3. Blackmur, R.P.

The Second World.

Cummington: Cummington Press, 1942. First edition. 29 pages. 23 x 16 cm. Limited edition, copy 262 of 300 in Centaur and Arrighi types, hand printed on laid paper. Orig. black cloth spine lettered in blue. Fine in fine glassine overwrapper. $75.00

4. Blunden, Edmund.

To Themis Poems on Famous Trials With Other Pieces.

London: Beaumont Press, 1931. First edition. 58 pages. 23 x 15 cm. Limited edition copy 125 of 405 on hand made paper, frontispiece and and title page designed by Randolph Schwabe, typography and binding by Cyril William Beaumont. Laid-in Richard D. Friedlander bookplate and letter of Gordon Bottomley, English poet, known particularly for his verse dramas discussing one of his plays, dated 21st Jan. 1923. Bright, crisp copy,spine a tinge darkened. Orig. basket weave cream cloth and patterned boards. Near fine. $95.00

5. Boccaccio, Giovanni.

The Life Of Dante Revised Translation by Philip Henry Wicksteed.

Greenbrae, California: Allen Press, 1992. 71 pages. 28 x 19.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 115 copies in Italian Old Style typeface designed by Frederic Goudy on Whatman paper, and printed by hand by Lewis and Dorothy Allen on an 1882 Albion handpress. Wood engravings by John DePol. Wide text margins, almost every page printed in two colors. Original prospectus laid-in. Orig. half dark beige cloth and decorated boards. Fine. $525.00

6. Conrad, Joseph, Gustave Flaubert, Henry James & Luigi Pirandello.

Four Fictions The Lagoon, The Legend of Saint Julian, The Jolly Corner & The Annuity [respectively].

Kentfield, CA: Allen Press, 1973. 168 pages. 37.5 x 25.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 137 copies. Illustrations respectively for the four titles: Blair Hughes Stanton, Michele Forgeois, Joseph Low and Paolo Carosone. Each story printed in a separate typeface and each on separate, distinctive papers in two colors on an 1846 Columbian handpress. Laid-in the Allen Press prospectus. Sight discoloration at spine head. Orig. white boards with light brown stripe front cover with back cover, a complimentary three quarters brown. Near fine. $695.00

7. Coppard, A.E.

Count Stefan.

Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. 57 pages. 22.5 x 15.5. Illustrated with engraving on wood by Robert Gibbings. Limited edition, copy 14 of 600 on English hand-made paper in 12 pt. Caslon Old Face. Another example of Gibbing's work when he owned the press. Bright copy, deckle edges. Bookplate of Richard D. Frtedlander. CHANTICLEER. 57. Quarter yellow buckram and hand-marbled boards. Fine. $120.00

8. De La Mare.

The Sunken Garden And Other Poems.

London: C. W. Beaumont, 1917. First edition. 39 pages. 23 x 14.5 cm. The second book published by the press, typography and binding by Cyril William Beaumont, limited edition copy 65 of 250. Printed in red and black on gray stock. Orig. gray cloth spine and decorated boards. Near fine. $100.00

9. Derain, Andre (Illustrator).

Le Barbier De Seville by P.-A.C. de Beaumarchais Decors & Personnages Par Andre Derain.

Paris: Nouveau Cercle Parisien, 1963. 153 pages. Folio, 37 x 29 cm. The watercolors and lithographs printed by Mourlot Freres. Limited edition, copy CXX of 270 printed for Madame Therese Moncey on velin de Rives. The first 150 copies printed in Roman letters. Fifty six original lithographs with 52 in color -- eight double-paged, 44 in text. The Derain illustrations originally designed for the sets and costumes of Rossini's opera in 1953 at the Aix-en-Provence festival. Loose as issued in original printed wrappers. Fine in fine chemise in fine beige board cloth in near fine matching cloth slipcase. $825.00

10. Erasmus.

A Letter About Sir Thomas More From Erasmus Of Rotterdam To Ulrich Hutten Dated: 23 July 1519.

Np: Np, [1935]. 12 leaves. Small folio, 31 x 23 cm. Limited edition, one of 100 privately printed in New York. The original letter cannot be traced but the greater part of this epistle was first published in 1536 and established in all the biographies of More. Text in Latin and English, the translation made by Laverne Madigan. At the end of this letter Erasmus terms Cicero a sycophant. Some mottling to covers, interior very clean and fresh. Laid-in calling card of Mr. Philip Hofer. Orig. brown boards lettered and decorated in gilt. Near fine in original, slightly nicked glassine. $170.00

11. Fielding, Henry.

A Journey From This World To The Next.

Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1930. 175 pages. 23 x 15 cm. Limited edition, copy 365 of 500. Six engravings on copper by Denis Tegetmeier. The text followed is that of the edition of 1743. Leather bookplate of Micheline & Mervyn Parkhouse printed in gilt, and bookplate of Richard D. Friedlander, backstrip a bit darkened. Tipped-in is Golden Cockerel complimentary note requesting a copy of any review of the book. Orig. maize cloth, gilt front cover design of golden cockerel, brown leather spine label lettered in gilt. Teg. Very good. $90.00

11A. Fortescue, John William.

The Story Of A Red-Deer.

Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1935. 125 pages. 25 x 20 cm. Ten decorations in color by Dorothy Burroughs, plus title vignette. Printed in red and black on Batcheler hand-made paper under the direction of Loyd Haberly. Limited edition, copy 231 of 250. Prospectus laid-in. This Welsh press found by the Davies sisters in the early 1920's continued publishing through the 1930's. RODERICK CAVE notes, "During its life, Gregynog published some noble book: how many of which were completely successful is remarkable when one considers some of the difficulties." Foxing to margins of pps. 110-113, otherwise very clean and bright throughout, small bookplate corner of front free endpaper. Orig. brick cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. Near fine. $495.00

12. Ghose, Sudhin N.

Folk Tales And Fair Stories From India with illustrations by Shrimati E. Carlile.

London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1961. 146 pages. 31 x 20 cm. Six full page illustrations. Limited edition, copy 177 of 500. Fairy tales from Sanskirt, Pali, Hindi, Bengali and other Indian languages, some date from the Age of Buddha. The author hails from Burdwan, a town noted for its storytellers. COCK-A-HOOP 212. Orig. brown buckram front cover decorated in gilt. Fine in original chipped glassine wrapper. $150.00

13. Grandville, Jean Ignace (Illustrator).

Voyages De Gulliver Dans Des Contrees Lointaines by Jonathan Swift Traduction Nouvelle.

Paris: H. Fournier Aine et Furne Et Cie, 1838. 279, 319 pages. 21.5 x 14 cm. First printing with illustrations by Grandville containing 450 vignettes, wood engravings and four full-page wood engravings. GORDON N. RAY 192. [Art of the French Illustrated Book 1700 to 1914]. "Frontispiece on `papier de chine,'.........Grandville adds many ingenious touches of his own to Swift's narrative........Berardi (VII, 206) claimed that the `Voyages de Gulliver' was Grandville's best book, as well as the definitive visual rendering of Swift for French readers." CARTERET III, 578. VICAIRE VIII, 718. Interior contents fresh, clean and bright. Tiny French book label Vol I. paste-down. Three quarter red morocco and marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Fine. 2 Vols..  $595.00

13A. Haberly, Loyd.

Anne Boleyn And Other Poems.

Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1934. 75 pages. 21 1/2 x 17 cm. Printed in red, green and black throughout. Limited edition, copy 166 of 300. Index Of First Lines. This Welsh press found by the Davies sisters in the early 1920's continued publishing through the 1930's. RODERICK CAVE notes, "During its life, Gregynog published some noble book: how many of which were completely successful is remarkable when one considers some of the difficulties." Orig. gilt stamped full brown morocco, backstrip lettered in gilt. Teg. Fine. $590.00

14. Harbeck, Charles T. (Compiler).

A Contribution to the Bibliography of the History of the United States Navy.

Riverside Press: Privately Printed, 1906. First edition. 247 pages. Mostly unopened. Limited edition copy 285 of 350. Extra paper spine label tipped-in at inside back cover. Index. Classic work on the subject. GEPHART 261. Orig. navy cloth nicked at backstrip extremities. Very good. $140.00

14A. Herbert, Edward Lord Cherbury.

The Autobiography Of Edward Lord Herbert Of Cherbury With An Introduction by C.H. Herford.

Newtown: Gregynog Press, 1928. 94 pages. 34 x 24.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 192 of 350, wood-engravings designed and cut by Horace Walter Bray type, and printed by Robert Ashwin Maynard. Color lithograph escutcheon title page. The life of a Jacobean man of fashion, who may be called the last of the knights errant and the first of the deists. Fresh, clean copy, wide text margins, red initial letters, nicks to backstrip extremities. Orig. brown cloth, front cover escutcheon decorated in gilt. Teg. Very good. . (#19686) $320.00

15. Harte, Bret.

Tennessee's Partner Including An Introduction By William Dallam Armes, The Frontispiece In Photogravure From A Painting By Albertine Randall Whelan.

San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1907. 38 pages. 17 x 12.5 cm. Western Classics NO. 3. BAL 7542. "Presumably a special binding prepared for presentation purposes." Beveled edges, bright, very clean copy. Orig. vellum spine, front cover lettered and decorated in gilt. Teg. Fine. $75.00

16. Hubbard, Alice.

Garnett And The Brindled Cow Also Other Mothers.

East Aurora: Roycrofters, 1913. First edition. Unpaginated. 24 x 15.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 189 of 1003 signed by Alice Hubbard, all copies illumined by hand. Illustrated with photographs, latter with tissue guards. Unopened, bright, very fresh copy. Orig. half brown morocco, morocco tips, backstrip bands, Art Nouveau design in blind, lettering in gilt and marbled boards with matching endpapers. Fine.$225.00

17. Lloyd, Robert.

The Actor by Robert Lloyd To Which is Prefix'd An Essay By Edmund Blunden The Whole Embellish'd with Theatrical Figures by Randolph Schwabe.

London: Beaumont Press, 1926. First edition. 43 pages. 24 x 15 cm. Limited edition, copy 41 of 60 (edition of 210) signed by Edmund Blunden, Randolph Schwabe and C.W. Beaumont, printed on Japanese vellum. Color lithograph title page, and four full page black and white lithographs. Lloyd, English poet and satirist, dead at age 31, shortly after the death of his friend Charles Churchill. DNB notes that "Lloyd joined Charles Churchill in a reckless career of dissipation." Bookplate of Richard D. Friedlander. Orig. vellum spine and decorated gray boards. Fine. $150.00

18. Meek, Charles.

The Will To Function A Philosophical Study.

Bisley, Gloustershire: Published by him & printed at the Golden Cockerel Press, 1927. First edition. 135 pages. 23 x 15 cm. Limited edition, copy 8 of 300, Meek's eschatology is surmised in his "So long as man, as we know him, exists, religion will exist." Clean, crisp copy, backstrip a hint sunned. Orig. red buckram, gilt lettered spine. Teg. Near fine. $90.00

18A. Middletown, Rhode Island [St. George's School].

The Form Of Consecration Of St. George's Chapel April XXII, Anno Domini MDCCCCXXVIII.

Boston: Merrymount Press, 1928. First edition. 57 pages. 16.5 x 11.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 600 published by the Merrymount Press designed by D.B. Updike. Title page and interior text printed in red and black in standard and italic type. HUTNER 93. The year 1928 was a fabled year for the Press, concerned with ideas for printing `The Book of Common Prayer,' There are affinities here with both trial pages for the latter work and for the prayer book is a miniature masterpiece." Double gilt front cover border panels lettered in gilt with center gilt floral motif. Faint sunning to backstrip. Orig. sandlewood cloth. Aeg. Near fine. $275.00

19. Murphy, Gwendolen (Editor).

Micro-Cosmographie or A Piece Of The World Discovered In Essayes And Characters by John Earle.

Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. 73 pages. 27 x 20 cm. Written at the age of 27 in 1627 and published anonymously when a Fellow of Merton College, it presents the experience of a man of the world as well as a cleric, and is even more remarkable since Earle was at the time an untravelled student at Oxford. Book-plate. Limited edition, copy 374 of 400, printed by Robert Gibbings on English hand-made paper. CHANTICLEER 55. Original red buckram. Small rear cover spot. Near fine. $100.00

19A. O'Day, Edward F.

John Henry Nash The Aldus of San Francisco.

San Francisco: San Francisco Bay Cities Club of Printing House Craftsmen, 1928. First edition. Unpaginated, 8 leaves. 29.5 x 21.5 cm. Pastedown front cover label noting "This volume has been made specially for Porter Garnett.......February 1929," with hand written inscription on free endpaper, "and Haywood H. Hunt wishes to be remembered by Porter Garnett, who has done much to increase love and production of fine printing." Tipped-in frontispiece of John Henry Nash. A tribute to Nash printed at the request of Perry R. Long, while chairman of the Educational Commission of International Association of Printing House Craftsmen. Laid-in, the business card of Haywood H. Hunt and stationary of the Pacific Society Of Printing House Craftsmen. Fresh copy, covers a trifle dusty. Orig. dark beige cloth and tan boards, front cover and spine paper labels. Very good. $250.00

20. Pyle, Howard (Illustrator).

The One Hoss Shay With its Companion Poems by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1905. New Edition. 80 leaves printed recto only. 21 x 14 cm. Sixty-eight color lithographs by Howard Pyle. Reissue of Pyle's edition without color, first published 1891. "Mr. Pyle has practically redrawn in color his own original illustrations, with results that give the volume an additional charm." Early 20th century owner card on free endpaper discussing her pleasant rides in one hoss shay's. Clean, bright copy, slight rubbing to spine ends. Orig. decorated cloth. Near fine. $200.00

21. Ramsay, George.

A New Dictionary Of Anecdotes, Illustrative Of Character And Events: From Genuine Sources. Arranged Alphabetically, According To The Respective Subjects.

London: Sherwood, Neely, And Jones, 1822. First edition. 636 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Hand-colored aquatint frontispiece by J.R. Cruikshank. Bound by Root and Son, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, marbled endpapers, modest extremity and joint rubbing. Three quarter brown morocco and green cloth. Teg. Very good. $195.00

22. Ravilious, Eric (Illustrator).

The Hansom Cab And The Pigeons Being Random Reflections Upon The Silver Jubilee Of King George V by L.A.G. Strong.

Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1935. First edition. 43 (3) pages. 24.5 x 16.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 114 of 212 in Perpetua type on hand made paper signed by Strong. There were also 1000 unnumbered and unsigned copies. illustrated by Ravilious with a full page frontispiece, first leaf engraving, and a series of repeated decorations (bandeaux). One of three books Ravilious illustrated for Golden Cockerel. This edition priced at one Guinea. CHANTICLEER 105. Sanford called this work, "one of our most successful efforts." Spine slightly sunned. Orig. blue morocco spine and marbled boards. Near fine. $550.00

23. Rogers, Bruce (Designer).

Georgics of Virgil Translated from the Latin into English by J.W. Mackail Fellow of Balliol College Oxford.

Boston: Riverside Press, 1904. 110 pages. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 61 of 330. Bookplate of Louis V. Ledoux, prominent American author and poet. Wide text margins, bright, very fresh copy. WARDE 50. Orig. decorated boards, vellum spine. Fine in slipcase lacking lower panel. $150.00

24. Sainsbury, Hester (Illustrator).

Lucina sine Cuncubitu A Letter Humbly address'd to the Royal Society In Which Is proved by most Incontestable Evidence, drawn from Reason and Practice, that a Woman may conceive and be brought to Bed without any Commerce with Man.

London: Golden Cockerel, 1930. 41 pages. 18 x 12 cm. Limited edition. copy 114 of 500 on English handmade paper. Three engravings on copper by Hester Sainsbury. Printed by Robert and Moira Gibbings. Printed from the edition of 1750. CHANTICLEER 70. "Uniform with the "Ladies' Handbook of Etiquette." Quarter parchment, decorated boards. Teg. Fine. $90.00

25. Shelley, Percy Bysshe.

Zastrozzi A Romance With An Introduction by Phyllis Hartnoll And Engravings by Cecil Keeling.

London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1955. 131 pages. 4to, 23 x 15 cm. Eight full-page engravings. Limited edition, copy 193 of 200 printed in Bell type on Japanese vellum. COOK-A-HOOP 201. Shelley's first printed work, published 1810. A melodramatic work filled with supernatural and macabre events. Bright, fresh copy. Orig. quarter black morocco and marbled boards. Teg. Fine in fine matching marbled slipcase. $350.000

26. Sterne, Laurence.

A Sentimental Journey Through France And Italy.

Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. 154 pages. 23 x 15 cm. Six engravings on copper by J.E. Laboureur. Limited edition, copy 282 of 500 on English hand-made paper in 14 pt. Caslon O.F. type printed by Robert Gibbings. Signed presentation copy from John Carter dated MCMXXI "for Lucia with all good wishes and (since it is not yet January 17th) love." Bookplate of Richard D. Friedlander. CHANTICLEER 59. Bright, clean copy, front cover and spine slightly sunned. Orig. red buckram. Teg. Very good in nicked dust wrapper with slight loss at backstrip head in plastic cover. $145.00

27. Stewart, Cecil.

Topiary An Historical Diversion.

London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1954. 35 pages. 25.5 x 20 cm. Limited edition, copy 458 of 500 on hand-made paper, in Pastonchi type with 13 color engravings by Peter Barker-Mill. COOK-A-HOOP 198. "Topiary might strike one as a rather down to earth subject, but in fact here treated in a most diverting fashion, tracing the art throughout the ages......." Bookplate of Richard D. Friedlander. Almost as new copy. Orig. half orange buckram, decorated hand-made paper boards. Fine. $120.00

28. Williams, Gwyn.

Against Women A Satire translated from the old Welsh Engravings by John Petts.

London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1953. 23 pages. 23.5 x 12 cm. Ten full-color wood-engravings by John Petts. Limited edition, copy 238 of 350 on hand-made paper. Designed by Christopher Sandford. A satire in a familiar mediaeval and anti-chivlaric tradition warning against the dangers of love -- this was followed in 1960 by Cynwal's "In Defence of Woman," published by Golden Cockerel. Orig. maroon cloth decorated in gilt. Fine in slightly nicked original glassine wrapper. $175.00

29. Young, Francis Brett.

Blood Oranges.

London: White Owl Press, 1932. First edition. 40 pages. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 55 of 230 signed by the author. Drawings by Albert Edward Berbank, typography by Herbert Jones. Bookplate of Richard D. Friedlander. Bright, crisp copy. Orig. cream basket weave cloth with beveled edges, spine lettering in gilt. Fine. $150.00