Holograph manuscript on two leaves of white wove, three-holed, loose-leaf paper measuring 9 1/2 by 6 inches. At the bottom of the second leaf, in Frost's hand, the work is inscribed "Robert to Fred" (i.e. Frederick B. Adams, Jr.). A life-long bibliophile, Adams was the director of the Pierpont Morgan... more
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Single leaf measuring 5 by 7 3/4 inches. A drawing of a young man and woman glancing shyly at each other, with their noses drawn in an angular fashion so as to point at each other. Below the figures is penned words "i cant [sic] stop long this time." A... more
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Poestenkill, NY: Kaldewey Press, 1998.
Quarto. 28pp., frenchfold. One of forty copies. Signed by the author/artist, Gunnar Kaldewey. This book is inspired by the notion of "nature as art." The first text page poetically states: "Books are like gardens that one can carry/around; gardens are like books that one can/experience, promenade through or get lost..."... more
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Cleveland, Miss.: Delta State Teachers College Campus, 1952.
First edition. The text of a speech by Faulkner, printed with his permission. According to Petersen, Faulkner agreed to speak to the Delta Council, which was composed of 3000 farmers and businessmen from an eighteen-county area, because he needed the $400 speaker's fee to buy a jeep. In the speech,... more
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(London): Henry Herringman, 1678.
Octavo. (x), 78, (i)pp. First edition. The last play that Dryden wrote for the King's Company, All for Love is an imitation of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. It was written in blank verse and focuses on the tragic last hours of the two star-crossed lovers' lives. With a calligraphed bookplate... more
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Seuss, Dr. (Theodor Geisel)
NY: Random House, 1957.
First edition. This is the first issue of Dr. Seuss' perennial classic, with unglazed boards, 200/200 price intact on the jacket flap, and no mention of the Beginning Reader Series on the back panel of the jacket. This book marked the birth of the Beginning Readers Series and is comprised... more
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(France / China: c. 1900).
Octavo. (22)pp. Album of Chinese landscapes in original watercolors, facing depictions of women's antique costumes painted on silk, interleaved with tissue. "Chinoiserie" refers to European art characterized by imagery of a romanticized China, and it appears that the brightly-colored landscapes in this album were done later than the silk paintings,... more
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Paris: Leon Pichon, 1925.
16mo. 93pp. One of 100 copies. This is the first edition of Caresse Crosby's first book, illustrated with twenty-nine bright, hand-colored plates by Daniel-Girard. A few of the decorative devices are drawn by hand. This intimate book of romantic poems and short prose pieces is dedicated to Crosby's husband Harry:... more
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de Roos, Sjoerd Hendrik
(Den Haag: De Zilverdistel, 1918).
Small octavo. 18ff. From an edition of 70 copies, this is one of twenty Roman numeral copies reserved for owners of the Press. This copy was designated for Nelly van Eyck-Benjamin, the wife of Dutch poet Pieter Nicolaas van Eyck, who was one of the founders of the Press. De... more
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York: J. Kendrew, (c. 1820).
24mo. 31pp. A collection of stories illustrated with twelve wood engravings. In this cautionary version of Little Red Riding Hood, both the girl and her grandmother are consumed by the cunning wolf. The tales in "Tom Thumb's Toy" warn of the consequences of naughty behavior and extol the virtue of... more
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(Dutch: 18th century).
Five bifolium sheets, each measuring approximately 7 5/8 by 10 3/4 inches. All contain images of Biblical scenes, composed of miniature writing known as micrography. The images, therefore, are composed of the words from the Biblical passages that describe the action being depicted. Four of these images are framed with... more
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Berkeley: Del Milion Editions, 2009.
Square octavo. (48)pp. One of 45 copies. Printed by Peter Koch and illustrated with digital pigment prints of seven photographs by Karen Filter. The photographs depict scenes that could have been taken straight from film noir, with gun-wielding men wearing fedoras and women in slinky dresses. Filter's photographs have a... more
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(Milan): Officina Bodoni, 1968.
Oblong 12mo. (14)ff. From an edition of 80 copies, this is one of forty printed for André Jammes, the French antiquarian bookseller. With a New Year's greeting inscribed on the first free endpaper from Jammes and his family. A beautifully-printed Christmas alphabet book with red calligraphic initials on each page.... more
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Stamford, CT: Overbrook Press, 1940.
First book edition. One to 350 copies. Inscribed by the Reverend L. M. Birkhead, the National Director of the Friends of Democracy, to the novelist Laura Hobson. Published "because of its peculiar interest at this time," as indicated on the dedication page, the text consists of two letters: the first... more
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New York: The Pynson Printers, 1936.
First separate edition, and first edition of the epilogue. One of 370 copies. Signed by Elmer Adler, owner of the press, for presentation to Howard Eric. With a card signed by the author laid in. Presumably a subscriber, Eric's name nevertheless is not mentioned in Goldstone & Payne along with... more
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Guthrie, James J.
(Flansham, Sussex: Pear Tree Press, 1932).
Quarto. (14)ff. One of 100 copies, signed by Guthrie. A collection of Gurthie's verses, printed in colors and embellished with delicately wrought etched devices. Laid-in is a card with a printing of the poem "Of Joy," which varies in color from the version that appears in the book. The card... more
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(Norfolk, CT): New Directions, (1948).
Octavo. (211) pp. First edition. One of fifty copies, signed by the author. One of Williams' scarcest publications. Very fine in three-quarters paste paper with toned parchment spine, gilt-stamped on spine. T.e.g. In slipcase with printed label, slightly worn at extremities. ... more
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N.p.: c. 1949.
Nine brilliant watercolor paintings on paper, each measuring approximately 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Colorful, accomplished set of story panels for what is presumably an unpublished children's book, the unwritten narrative of which follows a group of balloon children as they are sold by a balloon vendor at a county... more
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(Berlin: Oscar Michaelis, 1896).
Printed by S. Schottlaender, Breslau. A colorful telescopic view of the Industrial Exhibition's main hall, comprised of six bright, chromolithographed panels attached on the sides by accordion-folded paper. The front panel shows the outside of the hall, and the viewer looks through a small hole to behold the exhibits within.... more
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London: Cyril Beaumont, 1918.
Octavo. (iii), 16, (1+16)ff., frenchfold. From an edition of fifty copies, this is one of ten printed on chine and signed by the artist. This is the story of Little Red Riding Hood, with woodcut text and illustrations by Belgian artist Edgard Tijtgat. Sixteen illustrations, hors texte, appear in two... more
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