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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.
New York: Light Gallery/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 112 pp. Light scuffing to dust jacket, small chips at base, minor age toning to interior of dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Light age spotting to endpapers, head of text block, clean within. Printed in a limited edition of 7500 copies at the Pentacle Press.
Signed by Aaron Siskind on the first free endpaper and dated "12/6/84." Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1953. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 8vo.
Exhibition catalog for the exhibition of the same name celebrating Wright's career in architecture. Illustrated with numerous photographs and drawings of Wright's. A necessary addition to any Wright collector's holdings. (Sweeney 912). Very Good.
Tokyo: Imperial Hotel, 1970. Soft Cover. Revised Edition. 80 pp. Light pink heavy paper covers, Japanese bound with thread at spine.
This revised edition was published on the occasion of the opening of the New Main Building of the Imperial Hotel. The building it was replaced was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright at the beginning of the 20th century and was one of the few building to survive the 1923 earthquake that leveled much of Tokyo. (Sweeney 1814). Fine.
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.
San Francisco: William Doxey, 1897. Hardcover. First Edition. Unpag. Brown cloth covered boards with a color woodblock illustration by Florence Lundborg of a figure playing a pan flute. Light scuffing, clean tight copy with a previous owner's bookplate pasted to front pastedown. Volume contains one year's monthly issues plus the "Epilark," a final sally.
The Lark ran from May 1895 until May 1897, each 16-page issue was a fanciful collection of creative writing, cartoons, and miscellany. Begins with the year's index followed by twelve 16-page issues. Printed on handmade paper variously described as Chinese rice paper, Chinese bamboo fiber paper, and just bamboo paper, the sure thing is that the stock is untrimmed at bottom edges, appears in various weights, and occasionally is so thin.....
Van Vliet, Claire. West Burke, VT: The Janus Press, 1971. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. Ten loose signatures, as produced, in an olive green cloth covered clamshell box in Fine condition with paper label at spine.
Lithographs printed from stone on Zerkall Butten paper, text set in Monotype Times New Roman. Lithographs by Claire Van Vliet. 100 copies produced: first ten copies numbered I-X include an extra set of lithographs, this is copy number 58 of the remaining 90 copies, signed by the artist at colophon. Fine.
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 1998. Hard Cover. First Edition. Hand-set text in Garamond with Ratdolt titling, hand-printed on Zerkall mould-made paper and hand-bound it into boards. Seven multiple-color wood engravings printed from maple blocks.
Copy #143 of 200, enclosed in a slipcase, and signed by Hautman and Schanilec. Fine.
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 2009. Hard Cover. First Edition. Tan cloth covered boards with pasted paper label on cover board, in tan cloth slipcase.
Number 71 of 115 numbered copies. Signed by both author, Edwidge Danticat and woodcut illustrator and printer, Gaylord Schanilec. Danticat was a 2009 MacArthur Fellow. Fine / Fine.
Bath, England: The Old School Press, 2008. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. An exquisite letterpress printed limited edition book by Martyn Ould's Old School Press. The text is set in 12pt Poliphilus printed on a dampened hand-made paper from the Carteria Amatruda in Amalfi, Italy. The end-papers are of burgundy-colored Magnani Firenze, hand-made in Italy. The book consists of a single section of 16pp sewn into boards. The front cover photograph by Martyn Ould was taken on a misty day from Dorsoduro, towards San GiorgioThe edition is 135 copies, of which this is number 24. Fine.
Sacramento, CA: California State Library Foundation, 1987. Wraps. First Edition. Presented at the fund-raiser fidder for the Los Angeles Public Library, held at the 88th Conference of the California Library Association, Long Beach, California, November 17, 1986. Clean, crisp copy that has never been read. One of 1,000 copies. Fine.
St. Paul, MN: The Ampersand Club, 2005. Soft Cover. First Trade. 44 pp. Frontisportrait. Gray cloth over boards with mounted paper title label on spine and front cover. Set in Bembo type and printed on Zerkall paper by Gaylord Schanilec. From an edition of 626, this is one of 500 copies from the trade edition. Fine.
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 1999. Hard Cover. First Edition. The text was handset in Joanna with Delphian Open Titling. Three full-page, multicolor wood engravings with initial letters to open the three sections; a two-panel engraving for the title page. The book is printed on Zerkall mould-made paper. Hand-bound into boards by the Campbell-Logan Bindery.
Copy #143 of 220, enclosed in a slipcase, signed by Dufresne and Schanilec. Fine.
New Britain, CT: G. Bridge and E. Cunningham, 1968. Wraps. Limited Edition. 10 pp. Monocolor ills. Tiny little book ( 1.5" ) written by a 9-year old was printed in an edition of 100. Printed in purple on lavendar paper, it's a poem about her favorite color, violet. Stock wraps covered with self jacket in tiny checkerboard pattern in purple on white. Silver-spattered white eps. By hand, at back "Designed and Executed by Robert E. Massmann," (a noted name in miniatures). Fine.
Boston: William Hyde, 1831. Hardcover. 192 pp. Subtitle: "Revised at her request by Rev. Isaac Watts, D.D. with Notices of her life compiled by Rev. William Jenks, D.D." Tiny brown book has small paper label on spine. Edgewear at all extremities. Bumped and worn corners. Tiny pencil p.o. on ffep. Occasional minor foxing. Binding tight, book clean. Devotional messages from a woman whose life spanned 1674 - 1737. Very Good.
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1855. Cloth. As. 128 pp. Embossed covers and spine are badly worn and frayed. Corners bumped and frayed. Lower half of rear f.e.p. is missing. A collection of daily Bible readings for children, selected by two brothers, ages eight and ten. Text is aged, soiled and marred by childish pencil scribbles, some of which have torn a few pages. Good.
Moab, UT: Back of Beyond Books, 2016. Limited Edition. 43 pp. 8vo. Red cloth boards with black embossed titling, square window cut into cover reveals an image of a handprint from a canyon wall photograph that illustrates the endpapers.
Terry Tempest Williams' longest chapter from her book, "The Hour of Land" published in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service. This limited edition contains five original photographs not included in the trade edition. Printed by hand on a Vandercook Universal III letterpress on Velin D'ARCHES 100% cotton paper mouldmade in France, printed by Rob Buchert at Tryst Press in Provo Utah. Designed by David Jenney Design and bound in a silk blend by Roswell Book Bindery in Phoenix. Limited.....
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ: El Tovar Studio/Fred Harvey, n.d. As. c. 1920. Unpag. Oblong Folio. Ivory ribbon tie binding with very light wear and chipping to edges, small tears. Interior image clean and bright.
13 printed color photographic views of the Grand Canyon tipped onto heavy, labeled card stock that identifies each view. Very Good.