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New York: E. Weyhe, 1956. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 99 pp. 8vo. Red and white printed boards. Some soiling and scuffing from use. Clean within. No dust jacket as issued. Also contains essay, "Merle Armitage" by Robert Marks. [Purcell 104].
Early bibliography of Armitage's work. This copy is inscribed by Armitage in his distinctive blue pen on the first free endpaper, "Robert D. Loken/from/Merle Armitage/1958" along with the address of Manzanita Ranch stamped in red at the lower right corner of the page. Printed in an edition of 500 copies, one of the 350 that were hardbound. Good.
Colorado Springs, CO: The Press at Colorado College, 1974. Wraps. Limited Edition.  pp . Oblong 4to. Brown stiff paper covers with title and author's name printed in deep brown on the cover, white stitching at spine much like a Japanese binding.
A simple, yet absolutely stunning production with the bottom of each page deckled with color illustrations that are embossed and carry both color and texture. Signed by Wendell Berry on the final page of the poem under his initials. Designed, printed, and handbound by James Trissel. Produced in an edition of 100 copies, this being #20. Fine.
Engelland, Timothy. Old Deerfield, MA/Dublin, Ireland: The Deerfield Press/The Gallery Press, 1979. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 8vo. Dust jacket is clean and crisp, now in mylar cover. Interior without a blemish.
This publication contains two poems, "The Gift of Gravity" and "Grief." Produced in an edition of 300 copies and signed by Wendell Berry on the colophon. Berry has also inscribed this copy to a previous owner, "For Bob in San Jose-Wendell Berry-12/4/85" Fine / Fine.
Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press, 1986. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 175,  pp. Dust jacket crisp and in mylar cover. Blue cloth boards with a slight hint of sunning along the foot of the the front and rear covers near spine. Terracotta endpapers with small blemish on first free endpaper where sticker may have been removed. [Bartholomew A8.a.1].
Signed by Bowden on the title page. Fine / Fine.
Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press, 1986. Wraps. Advance Reading Copy. ix, 181 pp. 8vo. Beige paper covers with black plastic VeloBind spine. Minor sunning along top edge of front cover has darkened it slightly. Clean throughout. [Bartholomew A8.a.1].
Signed by Bowden on the half-title page. Very Good.
Salt Lake City, UT: Ken Sanders Rare Books, 2005. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 8 pp. Black cloth covered boards with a dark red paper label front and rear that resembles a bookplate. Clean and crisp within. No dust jacket as issued.
Produced in an edition of 126 copies, 100 numbered copies and 26 casebound, lettered and signed by the author at the colophon. Copy "D" of the casebound edition and signed by Bowden at the colophon. Printed by Jason Davis at the verdant press. Fine / Fine.
Salt Lake City, UT: Ken Sanders Rare Books, 2005. Wraps. Limited Edition. 8 pp. Dark red paper covers that resemble a bookplate. Clean and crisp within.
Produced in an edition of 126 copies, 100 numbered copies and 26 casebound, this is copy #36 of the numbered edition and signed by the author at the colophon. Printed by Jason Davis at the verdant press. Fine.
Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1977. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. viii, , 174 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has slight wear and scuffing from shelf wear, small closed 5/8" tear at head of spine right of center, now scuffing cront and rear, 3/4" tear at base of rear panel near lower left corner, small loss at head of spine, now in mylar cover. Light blue denim colored cloth boards with black titling to spine. Small stains at head and foot of cover boards from what appears to have been tape. "Discard" stamp at along foot of text block, only indication that it may be ex-library. [Bartholomew A3.a].
Signed by Bowden on the title page. Very Good / Very Good...
Cardona, Julián. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 285 pp. Oblong Folio. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
A stunning project that combines Bowden's words with soul searching photographs by Cardona. The prose can be uncomfortable, the images beautiful and unsettling at the same time. Signed by Charles Bowden on the title page. Fine / Fine.
Dykinga, Jack W. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1993. Softcover. First Edition. xi, 141 pp. 4to. Clean, crisp copy. [Bartholomew A14].
Signed by Bowden, Dykinga, and Martin on the title page. Another wonderful collaboration by Charles Bowden and Jack Dykinga pairing Bowden's amazing prose with Dykinga's unfaltering images of this fascinating place within the Sonoran Desert. Fine.
Younker, Richard. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 1981. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 198 pp. Dust jacket clean with bumps to top corners, now in mylar cover. Black cloth boards with bump to top corners of covers, clean and crisp within. [Bartholomew A4].
Signed by Bowden on the first free endpaper. Very Good / Very Good.
Napolitano, P.G. Santa Fe, NM: Laboratory of Anthropology, 1946. Hardcover. First Edition. 139 pp. 8vo. Some sunning to dust jacket at spine and edges, now in mylar cover. Gray/green cloth boards with same titling as dust jacket reproduced on cover and spine. Hevily illustrated and clean within, housed in a custom gray cloth clamshell box. [Purcell 59].
Book is devote to santo making, the depiction of religious objects with painted panels and carved wood figures. This copy is signed at the colophn by E. Boyd and Merle Armitage. Fine / Very Good.
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.
Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1928. Hardcover. First Edition. xxii, 311 pp. 8vo. Burgundy cloth covered boards with gold embossed titing to cover board and spine. Minor darkening to spine. Clean and crisp within.
Describes the famous geologist's "planetesimal theory" as introduced earlier in his work "The Origin of the Earth" Very Good.
Boyd, Connie Fox. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1960. Hard Cover. First Edition. 149 pp. 8vo. Titling on dust jacket has faded/bled at tsome point, price clipped, now in a mylar cover. Clean and tight within.
A delightful book about a unique woman and her contribution to life in the region where the atomic bomb was developed. Fine / Very Good.