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Auction Description for Swann: PRIVATE PRESS & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
Auction Description:
PRIVATE PRESS & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
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Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2269 - Private Press & Illustrated Books - begins at 1:30pm in New York on Thurs, Feb 23. All material in Sale 2269 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows - Fri, Feb 17: 10am to 6pm - Tues, Feb 21: 10am to 6pm - Wed, Feb 22: 10am to 6pm - Thurs, Feb 23: 10am to Noon.

PRIVATE PRESS & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

(281 Lots)

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

281 lots | 131 with images

February 23, 2012

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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(ALCUIN PRESS.) Cavendish, George. The Life and Death of Thomas Wolsey the Great Cardinal of England.

Lot 1: (ALCUIN PRESS.) Cavendish, George. The Life and Death of Thomas Wolsey the Great Cardinal of England.

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Description: ONE OF ONLY 9 HAND-ILLUMINATED COPIES (ALCUIN PRESS.) Cavendish, George. The Life and Death of Thomas Wolsey the Great Cardinal of England. Hand-illuminated in gold and colors by Mabel Scriven. 4to, gilt-pictorial polished red calf, extremities lightly rubbed. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. Chipping Camden, 1930

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(ALLEN PRESS.) Book of Genesis.

Lot 2: (ALLEN PRESS.) Book of Genesis.

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Description: (ALLEN PRESS.) The Book of Genesis. Printed in brown, teal, and orange on all-rag paper hand-made in Italy, printed damp on an 1846 Columbian handpress. 24 engraved illustrations by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Folio, hand-blocked cloth by Fortuny, Venice, in an Iranian design; endpapers faded from binding glue as usual; slipcase; prospectus laid in. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. one of 140 unnumbered copies./span Kentfield, 1970

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Lot 3: (ALLEN PRESS.) Burton, Sir Richard; translator. Persian Stories from the Arabian Nights.

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Description: (ALLEN PRESS.) Burton, Sir Richard; translator. Persian Stories from the Arabian Nights. 3 volumes. Arabic calligraphy by Mark Livingston, printed in either 23-carat gold leaf or deep blue, orange, and green ink, in 2 columns; 7 pen-and-ink illustrations by Michèle Forgeois. Folio, green printed wrappers, signatures unsewn as issued; contents preserved in blue cloth folding box with green paper cover label, spine faded; prospectus laid in. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. one of 140 unnumbered sets./span Greenbrae, 1980

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Lot 4: (ALLEN PRESS.) Caxton, William. The Mirrour of the World.

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Description: (ALLEN PRESS.) Caxton, William. The Mirrour of the World. 33 text illustrations reproducing woodcuts in the 1481 Caxton edition; woodcut decorations and hand-colored initials by Mallette Dean. Folio, signatures loose as issued in three separate wrappers; folding green cloth drop-back box, corners frayed; publisher's announcement and order reply envelope laid in. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. one of 130 unnumbered copies printed with a hand-press on french hand-made paper./span Issued to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Allen Press. Kentfield, 1964

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Lot 5: (ALLEN PRESS.) Conrad, Joseph. Youth.

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Description: (ALLEN PRESS.) Conrad, Joseph. Youth. 8 color illustrations by Blair Hughes-Stanton, each printed in 9 colors. Folio, decorated parchment-covered boards, spine slightly dust soiled; slipcase, split at corners, backstrip detached; publisher's announcement laid in. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. limited edition of 140 unnumbered copies./span Kentfield, (1959)

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Lot 6: (ALLEN PRESS.) Conrad, Joseph; et al. Four Fictions. A Concise Presentation of Literature, Book Arts and Crafts of England, France, Uni

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Description: (ALLEN PRESS.) Conrad, Joseph; et al. Four Fictions. A Concise Presentation of Literature, Book Arts and Crafts of England, France, United States, and Italy. Joseph Conrad: The Lagoon. Gustave Flaubert: The Legend of Saint Julian. Henry James: The Jolly Corner. Luigi Pirandello: The Annuity. Illustrated with color woodcuts by Blair Hughes-Stanton, Michele Forgeois, Joseph Low, and Paolo Carosone. Hand-set types, printed in colors on four different papers. Folio, lettered boards. Prospectus laid in. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. one of 137 unnumbered copies./span Kentfield, 1973

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Lot 7: (ALLEN PRESS.) Cott, Hobart; editor. Dialogues of Creatures Moralised.

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Description: (ALLEN PRESS.) Cott, Hobart; editor. Dialogues of Creatures Moralised. 122 woodcuts after the first edition of 1480. Folio, pictorial cloth; slipcase, few minor marks; prospectus laid in. Kenfield, 1967

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(ALLEN PRESS.) Goll, Ivan. Four Poems of the Occult.

Lot 8: (ALLEN PRESS.) Goll, Ivan. Four Poems of the Occult.

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Description: (ALLEN PRESS.) Goll, Ivan. Four Poems of the Occult. 4 lithographed plates by Picasso, 3 by Tanguy, 8 wood-engraved plates by Arp, and 6 reproductions of drawings by Leger; decorations by Mallette Dean, and hand-colored initials. Folio, 401x208 mm; 16x11 inches, comprises five fascicles, each laid into tan cloth chemise and slipcase. Prospectus laid in. (Kentfield, 1962)

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(ALLEN PRESS.) Hyginus, Gaius Julius. The Poeticon Astronomicon.

Lot 9: (ALLEN PRESS.) Hyginus, Gaius Julius. The Poeticon Astronomicon.

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Description: (ALLEN PRESS.) Hyginus, Gaius Julius. The Poeticon Astronomicon. Translated into English by Mark Livingston and D. Neel Smith. 48 woodcut illustrations reproducing those in Ratdolt's edition of 1482; title-page and initials hand-colored. Printed damp on handmade paper by the Barcham Green Mill. 4to, blue slubbed linen pictorially stamped in blue and red; linen slipcase; prospectus leaf laid in. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. one of 140 unnumbered copies./span Greenbrae, 1985

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Lot 10: (ALLEN PRESS.) James, Henry. The Beast in the Jungle.

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Description: (ALLEN PRESS.) James, Henry. The Beast in the Jungle. Preface by Clifton Fadiman. With 16 duo-tone color wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, with each of the 7 sections printed in a different color. Folio, decorative grey boards printed in colors, a few stray marks; acetate jacket; publisher's announcement and order reply envelope laid in. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. one of 130 unnumbered copies./span Kentfield, 1963

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Lot 11: (ALLEN PRESS.) Group of 3 volumes of Ancient Tales.

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Description: (ALLEN PRESS.) Group of 3 volumes of Ancient Tales. Illustrated. Various sizes, original bindings. Norman J. Sondheim bookplates. Each a limited edition. Kentfield or Greenbrae, vd

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Lot 12: (ALLEN PRESS.) Group of 3 volumes of Modern Tales.

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Description: (ALLEN PRESS.) Group of 3 volumes of Modern Tales. Illustrated. Various sizes, original bindings, Norman J. Sondheim bookplates. Each a limited edition. Kentfield or Greenbrae, vd

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Lot 13: (ALLEN PRESS.) Group of 4 volumes.

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Description: (ALLEN PRESS.) Group of 4 volumes. Illustrated. 4to, original bindings, Norman J. Sondheim bookplates. Each a limited edition. Kentfield or Greenbrae, vd

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Lot 14: (ALLEN PRESS.) Group of 5 volumes.

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Description: (ALLEN PRESS.) Group of 5 volumes. Illustrated. Various sizes, original bindings, Norman J. Sondheim bookplates. Each a limited edition. Kentfield or Belvedere, vd

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Lot 15: (ANVIL PRESS.) Merton, Thomas. Early Poems 1940-42.

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Description: (ANVIL PRESS.) Merton, Thomas. Early Poems 1940-42. Printed in red and black on handmade paper. 8vo, publisher's mustard boards with printed paper spine label; scattered light usual foxing; scarce original printed dust jacket, spine panel evenly faded. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. one of 150 unnumbered copies./span Lexington, (1971)

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Lot 16: (ANVIL PRESS.) The Newe Testamente.

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Description: (ANVIL PRESS.) The Newe Testamente. 4 volumes (comprising the Gospels of Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). Printed in red and black, woodcut illustrations. Small 8vo, publisher's grey boards with printed spine labels; scattered very minor foxing. Each a limited edition of 300 unnumbered copies. /span Printed by Victor and Jacob Hammer. (Lexington, 1955)

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(AQUARIUS PRESS.) Avati. Noah's Ark.

Lot 17: (AQUARIUS PRESS.) Avati. Noah's Ark.

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Description: (AQUARIUS PRESS.) Avati. Noah's Ark. 10 mezzotints by Avati, each signed in pencil. Folio, contents loose as issued in zebra-striped cloth folding box. number 72 of only 75 copies./span (New York, 1971)

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(AQUARIUS PRESS.) Colescott, Warrington. Death in Venice: Ten Etchings.

Lot 18: (AQUARIUS PRESS.) Colescott, Warrington. Death in Venice: Ten Etchings.

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Description: (AQUARIUS PRESS.) Colescott, Warrington. Death in Venice: Ten Etchings. 10 color etchings, each signed, titled, and dated by Colescott, in pencil; accompanied by a copy of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice printed by Alfred Knopf in New York in 1965; prints and book laid into gilt-stamped blue and black slipcase, lightly rubbed and a few spots of fading. Baltimore, 1971

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(AQUARIUS PRESS.) Thoreau, Henry David. Solitude: An Essay from Walden.

Lot 19: (AQUARIUS PRESS.) Thoreau, Henry David. Solitude: An Essay from Walden.

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Description: (AQUARIUS PRESS.) Thoreau, Henry David. Solitude: An Essay from Walden. 11 woodcuts by Naoko Matsubara on Moriki and Hosho mulberry paper. Square folio, prints and text volume in pictorial paper-covered portfolio case, tips and spine ends scuffed with some loss, some spotting to tray case and margins of the first few prints. number 23 of 200 copies signed by matsubara./span Baltimore, 1971

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(ARION PRESS.) Abbott, Edwin A. Flatland.

Lot 20: (ARION PRESS.) Abbott, Edwin A. Flatland.

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Description: (ARION PRESS.) Abbott, Edwin A. Flatland. Introduction by Ray Bradbury. Initials by Gill Shadow; illustrations by Andrew Hoyem. Tall 8vo, accordion-folded pages in an aluminum binding that sits in a metal frame with latch at top (hook missing). San Francisco, 1980

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(ARION PRESS.) Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby.

Lot 21: (ARION PRESS.) Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby.

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Description: (ARION PRESS.) Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. Illustrated by Michael Graves including two original signed drawings for this edition. 8vo, 1/4 cloth over pictorial boards with printed paper spine label; matching two-part box with terracotta bas-relief to front cover. San Francisco, 1984

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Lot 22: (ARION PRESS.) Hammett, Dashiell. The Maltese Falcon.

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Description: (ARION PRESS.) Hammett, Dashiell. The Maltese Falcon. Illustrated with reproductions of vintage photographs of San Francisco showing locations of scenes in the book. 4to, 1/4 black morocco-backed grey cloth with color leather onlays in a falcon design on front; slipcase. one of 400 unnumbered copies./span San Francisco, 1983

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Lot 23: (ARION PRESS.) Ketcham, Diana. Le Jardin Pittoresque de Monsieur de Monville. Le Désert de Retz: A Late Eighteenth-Century French Folly

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Description: (ARION PRESS.) Ketcham, Diana. Le Jardin Pittoresque de Monsieur de Monville. Le Désert de Retz: A Late Eighteenth-Century French Folly Garden. Illustrated with historical views of the park and related sites, 26 facsimile engravings, and 32 photographs of the grounds by Michael Kenna. Oblong folio, ribbed blue cloth with printed paper spine and cover labels. one of 400 unnumbered copies./span San Francisco, 1990

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Lot 24: (ARION PRESS.) Martin, Fred. A Travel Book.

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Description: (ARION PRESS.) Martin, Fred. A Travel Book. Illustrated with color linoleum blocks by Martin. Folio, decorated silkscreened linen in tangerine and purple; translucent orange plastic slipcase with lettered spine (a bit faded), few minor scuffs. one of 200 unnumbered copies signed by martin and hoyem./span San Francsico, 1976

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(ARION PRESS.) Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick, or, The Whale.

Lot 25: (ARION PRESS.) Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick, or, The Whale.

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Description: (ARION PRESS.) Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick, or, The Whale. Printed in blue and black on handmade paper bearing a whale watermark. 100 woodcut illustrations by Barry Moser. Folio, full blue Moroccan goatskin, spine slightly but evenly darkened, joints and ends lightly rubbed; internally clean; blue cloth slipcase, unevenly faded and with some surface marks. San Francisco, 1979

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Lot 26: (ARION PRESS.) Group of 4 volumes.

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Description: (ARION PRESS.) Group of 4 volumes. Illustrated. 8vo or 4to, original bindings; none with slipcases. San Francisco, vd

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(ASHENDENE PRESS.) Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. Don Quixote.

Lot 27: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. Don Quixote.

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Description: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. Don Quixote. 2 volumes. Printed in red and black in Ptolemy type. Text in double columns. Woodcut border and initials by W.M. Quick and George H. Ford. Large folio, original white cloth-backed patterned boards, printed paper labels to spines, uncut, spines soiled, minor edgewear; slipcase, smudging. Norman J. Sondheim bookplates. (London, 1927-[28])

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Lot 28: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Francis of Assisi, Saint. I fioretti del glorioso poverello.

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Description: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Francis of Assisi, Saint. I fioretti del glorioso poverello. Printed in red and black. 54 woodcut illustrations after Charles M. Gere. 8vo, publisher's gilt-lettered limp vellum with green cloth ties, natural discoloration. Prospectus laid in. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. one of 240 unnumbered copies./span (London, 1922)

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(ASHENDENE PRESS.) Hornby, Charles Harry St. John. A Descriptive Bibliography of the Books Printed at the Ashendene Press MDCCCXCV - MC

Lot 29: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Hornby, Charles Harry St. John. A Descriptive Bibliography of the Books Printed at the Ashendene Press MDCCCXCV - MC

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Description: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Hornby, Charles Harry St. John. A Descriptive Bibliography of the Books Printed at the Ashendene Press MDCCCXCV - MCMXXXV. Half title, title printed in red and black, collotype and photogravure illustrations by Emery Walker, Ltd., initials by Graily Hewitt, press specimens, examples of woodcuts, facsimile pages, printers' marks, some printed in colors, errata slip at end. Folio, full polished calf gilt, rebacked, front cover blocked in gilt with publisher's device, spine gilt-lettered, top edges gilt, others uncut and browned. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. number 186 of 390 copies signed by hornby and the last book to be printed by the press./span Chelsea, 1935

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(ASHENDENE PRESS.) Longus. Les Amours Pastorales de Daphnis et Chloe.

Lot 30: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Longus. Les Amours Pastorales de Daphnis et Chloe.

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Description: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Longus. Les Amours Pastorales de Daphnis et Chloe. Printed in red and black, initials hand-colored in blue by Graily Hewitt. Wood engravings throughout by Raverat. Original vellum-backed green boards, gilt device to front cover, spine ruled and titled in gilt with faint soiling; original board slipcase, rubbed, slight chipping. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. one of 290 unnumbered copies from a total edition of 310./span Chelsea, 1933

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(ASHENDENE PRESS.) Spenser, Edmund. Minor Poems.

Lot 31: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Spenser, Edmund. Minor Poems.

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Description: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Spenser, Edmund. Minor Poems. Printed in red, blue and black in Subiaco type, printed in two columns, initials designed by Graily Hewitt. Folio, original calf-backed vellum, spine with raised bands and gilt-lettered, uncut; faint soiling and discoloration to boards. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. Chelsea, 1925

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(ASHENDENE PRESS.) Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War.

Lot 32: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War.

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Description: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War. Printed in red and black from Ptolemy and Blado Italic type with initials designed by Graily Hewitt. Folio, original full white pigskin by W.H. Smith & Son, 7 raised bands, gilt-lettered in 3 compartments; spotting to covers and edges, internally clean; discreet bookseller's ticket. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. Chelsea, 1930

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Lot 33: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Treatyse of Fysshynge With an Angle.

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Description: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) A Treatyse of Fysshynge With an Angle. Woodcut frontispiece and illustrations. 8vo, gilt-lettered limp vellum. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. (Chelsea, 1903)

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(ASHENDENE PRESS.) Wisdom of Jesus The Son or Sirach Commonly Called Ecclesiasticus.

Lot 34: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) Wisdom of Jesus The Son or Sirach Commonly Called Ecclesiasticus.

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Description: (ASHENDENE PRESS.) The Wisdom of Jesus The Son or Sirach Commonly Called Ecclesiasticus. Printed in red and black, with 178 initials hand-colored in green and blue by Graily Hewitt and his assistants. 4to, deep orange vellum with gilt-lettered spine and cloth ties; publisher's marbled board slipcase. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. one of 328 unnumbered copies on batchelor hand-made paper./span (Chelsea, 1932)

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Lot 35: (BALLANTYNE PRESS.) Ruskin, John. Of Kings' Treasuries.

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Description: (BALLANTYNE PRESS.) Ruskin, John. Of Kings' Treasuries. Printed in red and black on vellum within decorated borders throughout. 8vo, original gilt-stamped vellum with cloth ties, light spotting to extremities, finger-soiling; yapp edges. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. (Edinburgh, 1902)

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(BARBARIAN PRESS.) Peter Lazarov: A Selection of Engravings.

Lot 36: (BARBARIAN PRESS.) Peter Lazarov: A Selection of Engravings.

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Description: (BARBARIAN PRESS.) Peter Lazarov: A Selection of Engravings. Illustrated with wood engravings by Lazarov. Folio, 1/4 morocco over patterned boards; patterned paper slipcase. one of 60 unnumbered deluxe copies with a signed proof of the frontispiece/span, from an edition of 195. The third volume of the Endgrain Editions series produced by Barbarian Press. (Mission, British Columbia, 2003)

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Lot 37: (BIRD & BULL PRESS.) Aymé, Marcel. Five Short Stories.

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Description: (BIRD & BULL PRESS.) Aymé, Marcel. Five Short Stories. Tipped-in wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec; separate suite of plates in lettered window mounts, with essay by Henry Morris "A Companion to Five Short Stories by Marcel Aymé" in paper folder. 4to, blue cloth; laid into red cloth clamshell box along with folder, by Campbell-Logan Bindery. number 25 of only 150 copies./span Newtown, 1994

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(BIRD & BULL PRESS.) Schanilec, Gaylord. Original Wood Engravings for Five Short Stories by Marcel Aymé

Lot 38: (BIRD & BULL PRESS.) Schanilec, Gaylord. Original Wood Engravings for Five Short Stories by Marcel Aymé

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Description: (BIRD & BULL PRESS.) Schanilec, Gaylord. Original Wood Engravings for Five Short Stories by Marcel Aymé [cover title]. Two sets of the 10 original woodcut plates used to create Schanilec's illustrations for the book published in 1994. One set shows preliminary cuts on unfinished polished wood blocks; the other set contains the finished designs as used on press. Blocks measure 177x127mm; 7x5 inches; laid into custom red cloth tray cases within a large clamshell box, a few bumps and nicks along edges as case is extremely heavy. Newtown, 1994

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Lot 39: (BIRD & BULL PRESS.) Heaney, Howell, J., and Morris, Henry. Thirty Years of Bird & Bull; A Bibliography 1958-1988.

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Description: (BIRD & BULL PRESS.) Heaney, Howell, J., and Morris, Henry. Thirty Years of Bird & Bull; A Bibliography 1958-1988. Illustrated with tipped-in samples and facsimile pages. Publisher's 1/4 grey morocco over patterned boards, morocco lettering label. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. Includes numerous specimen pages and various ephemera loose as issued in separate cloth folder; subscriber's invoice laid in. Contents preserved in custom clamshell box with morocco lettering piece. one of 300 copies./span Newtown, 1988

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Lot 40: (BIRD & BULL PRESS.) Three Lions and the Cross of Lorraine: Bartholomaeus Angelicus, John of Trevisa, John Tate, Wynkyn de Worde, and D

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Description: LEAF BOOK (BIRD & BULL PRESS.) Three Lions and the Cross of Lorraine: Bartholomaeus Angelicus, John of Trevisa, John Tate, Wynkyn de Worde, and De Proprietatibus Rerum. Single leaf (vi) of De Proprietatibus Rerum, the first book printed on paper made in England; numerous text illustrations. 4to, morocco-backed boards. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. Newtown, 1992

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(BREMER PRESS.) Ballads and Songs of Love.

Lot 41: (BREMER PRESS.) Ballads and Songs of Love.

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Description: (BREMER PRESS.) Ballads and Songs of Love. Title-page and initials by Anna Simons. 4to, specially bound in multi-color leathers forming an abstract design of an embracing couple; rose endpapers, top edges trimmed and speckled with multicolor paing; suede and felt chemise; suede and paper asymetrical slipcase. number 106 of 280 copies./span Munich, 1930

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Lot 42: (BREMER PRESS.) Pascal, Blaise. Pensées.

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Description: (BREMER PRESS.) Pascal, Blaise. Pensées. French text, printed on Zanders paper. Title design by Anna Simmons. 4to, publisher's linen-backed blue boards, some fading along edges, lightly dampstained at foot of spine and label toned. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. number 192 of 270 copies printed for friends of the press./span Munich, 1930

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Lot 43: CAMPBELL, KEN. Father's Garden.

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Description: CAMPBELL, KEN. Father's Garden. Printed letterpress in multiple inks, some metallic, on Zerkall Gehämmert paper, Chinese folded, some pages varnished. Text and illustration composed of type and type ornaments. 4to, 1/4 olive morocco-backed paper-covered decorative boards; matching thick card slipcase. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. one of only 50 copies signed and dated by campbell./span OCLC records only two institutional copies. A very fine copy by the esteemed book artist. Np: published by the author), 1989

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Lot 44: (CARADOC PRESS.) Goldsmith, Oliver. The Vicar of Wakefield.

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Description: (CARADOC PRESS.) Goldsmith, Oliver. The Vicar of Wakefield. Printed on Kelmscott handmade paper in black with title, foreword and chapter headings in red, the capitals and the full-page borders to three pages all wood-engraved; portrait frontispiece of Goldsmith signed by H.G. and H.D. Webb. 8vo, original cream vellum with silk ties, broken but present; backstrip printed in black, minor finger-soiling. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. number 7 of 360 copies./span Bedford Park, Chiswick: 1903

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(CHELONIIDAE PRESS.) Block, Laurie. An Odd Bestiary.

Lot 45: (CHELONIIDAE PRESS.) Block, Laurie. An Odd Bestiary.

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Description: (CHELONIIDAE PRESS.) Block, Laurie. An Odd Bestiary. Printed in red and black. Illustrated with 26 wood engravings and smaller linecuts by Alan James Robinson. Folio, 1/4 bugundy morocco over cream cloth, spine gilt-lettered; preserved in matching clamshell box, covers scuffed; publisher's prospectus laid in. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. (Easthampton, 1982)

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(CHELONIIDAE PRESS.) McPhee, John; et al. Roadkills: A Collection of Prose and Poetry

Lot 46: (CHELONIIDAE PRESS.) McPhee, John; et al. Roadkills: A Collection of Prose and Poetry

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Description: (CHELONIIDAE PRESS.) McPhee, John; et al. Roadkills: A Collection of Prose and Poetry by John McPhee, Gillian Conoley, Gary Snyder, Madeline DeFrees, William Stafford, and Richard Eberhart. Etching and wood engravings by Alan James Robinson. Printed on hand-made Japanese paper by Harold Patrick McGrath at the Hampshire Typothetae. Hand-set in 18pt. Arrighi and Centaur type by P. Chase Twichell. 4to, special binding of green morocco with multi-color leather overlays and patterned plastic onlays including a perforated relief simulating tire treads, by Gray Parrot; custom black silk clamshell box with printed paper spine label. number 7 of 200 copies signed by all of the contributors/span from a total edition of 250. (Easthampton), 1981

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(CHELONIIDAE PRESS.) Twain, Mark. The Jumping Frog.

Lot 47: (CHELONIIDAE PRESS.) Twain, Mark. The Jumping Frog.

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Description: (CHELONIIDAE PRESS.) Twain, Mark. The Jumping Frog. 15 wood engraved illustrations by Alan James Robinson, including a fold-out center plate; additional suite of signed plates in a chemise in rear. 8vo, 1/4 silver-lettered green moroccan goat over wood veneer covers; clamshell box with spine label. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. Easthampton, 1985

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(CHERRYBURN PRESS.) Bewick, Thomas. Thomas Bewick Portfolio.

Lot 48: (CHERRYBURN PRESS.) Bewick, Thomas. Thomas Bewick Portfolio.

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Description: (CHERRYBURN PRESS.) Bewick, Thomas. Thomas Bewick Portfolio. 24 woodcut engravings printed from the original blocks on Japanese paper, each tipped to its own window folder with caption, the first is signed by the printer. 8vo, prints and 8-page explanatory booklet laid into 1/4 cloth and paste paper board folder; original slipcase, worn. Holiday greeting from the publishers with an impression of plate 20 (Bewick's Chevrotain and Meminna deer image) laid in. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate on folder. Chicago, 1945

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(CIRCLE PRESS.) Shakespeare, William. Antony and Cleopatra.

Lot 49: (CIRCLE PRESS.) Shakespeare, William. Antony and Cleopatra.

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Description: (CIRCLE PRESS.) Shakespeare, William. Antony and Cleopatra. Illustrated and designed by Ronald King with a variety of color screen-prints and manuscript facsimiles with some examples tipped to sheets. With a separate original color screen print, signed by the artist, laid in. Folio, loose sheets as issued laid into printed folder, enclosed in a folding morocco and cloth case with die cut window in outer panel. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. number 37 of 40 artist's proofs, signed by the artist./span A very fine copy of this handsome and elaborate production. (London), 1979

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Lot 50: (CIRCLE PRESS.) Shakespeare, William. King Lear.

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Description: (CIRCLE PRESS.) Shakespeare, William. King Lear. 9 original full-page etched plates by Christopher Kent. Folio, signatures loose as issued in original printed folding-paper portfolio, tissue guards; contents clean. number 33 of only 50 copies. signed by the artist with each plate titled and initialed./span (London), 1973

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