(44)ff. One of 250 copies. Stevenson's delightfully amusing reasons for vetoing a bill passed by the Illinois State Legislature that would have required cats to be leashed. Printed from the calligraphy of Alice Garman and illustrated by her. Garman was a renowned artist and the wife of Dr. Horodisch, the... more
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Bristol: LILLIPUT PRESS, 1994.
(28)ff. One of 100 copies signed and numbered by the printer, Tim Sheppard. Illustrated with thirteen woodcuts from the fifteenth century detailing everyday life, each hand colored by Sheppard. The text and arrangement is based on the earliest printed almanac, published in 1493. Extremely fine in brown morocco, stamped in... more
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Boston: Richard G. Badger/Gorham Press, 1903.
First edition. Cather's first book, a self-published collection of verse, and the only verse Cather published during her career. She reportedly bought remaining copies of this edition in 1908 and destroyed them. It was re-issued by Knopf as a limited edition in 1923 but with considerable revisions and deletions. This... more
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London: Rock Brothers, (1852).
(32)ff. With frontispiece of St. Paul's and pictorial title with the Royal Exchange. In addition, half-page illustrations of the world's capitols are shown for each month, accompanied by a description. Lithographed on one side only. Slightly sunned front and spine, owner signature on title page, else fine in gilt-stamped limp... more
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Middlebury, VT: Bread Loaf School, (c. 1929).
Single sheet folded twice to form an eight-page booklet. First separate edition. Bread Loaf Folder No. 3. This is the second printing of this small pamphlet, distinguishable by its being printed on pale green laid paper. This is a fine copy of a scarce piece of Frost ephemera. Not in... more
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(Bristol: Lilliput Press, n.d.).
(50)pp. Printed by Allan Armstrong. Favorite psalms illustrated by Richard Pope with intricate full-page illustrations, and a hand-colored frontispiece and title page. Mint in gilt-stamped black morocco with brass clasp. (1 1/16 by 15/16; 24x30mm). ... more
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London: Rock Brothers, (c. 1835).
(32)ff. Contains 32 comic scenes with captions. In one entitled "Dining A la carte" shows a donkey nibbling turnips off of an unattended wagon. Lithographed on one side only. Housed in a slipcase and book-style box by WIlbur Macey Stone with gilt edges and marbled paper. Some wear to extremities,... more
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NY: Holt, (1936).
First edition. One of 4,000 copies printed. This copy is inscribed by Frost with the final quatrain of "Desert Places". The inscription is dated "June 1936", which is shortly after the book's May 30th publication date. Frost received the Pulitzer Prize for this collection, and was the third of four... more
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NY: Knopf, 1931.
Second edition, third binding. This edition contains fourteen new poems, while dropping three from the original edition. The complete printing of the second edition consisted of 1,500 copies, which were bound over a period of thirteen years. This copy is inscribed by Stevens on a preliminary blank. The inscription reads:... more
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Sangorski & Sutcliffe
London: Sangorski & Sutcliffe, 1925.
51pp. The complete manuscript text of Coolidge's inauguration speech, written out by Hugo Reichman in nearly microscopic script. Coolidge, who had served out Warren G. Harding's term after Harding's death in 1923, was elected during a time of peace and prosperity, which is reflected in his speech. This manuscript features... more
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Sangorski & Sutcliffe
London: Sangorski & Sutcliffe, 1933.
34pp. Complete manuscript text of Roosevelt's inauguration speech, written in nearly microscopic script by Hugo Reichman. Delivered on March 4, 1933, at the height of the Depression, Roosevelt acknowledged "the dark realities of the moment," but laid the groundwork in this speech for policies that would shape the New Deal.... more
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(18)ff. Printed in red and black, with a seven-page "Kalender der Israeliten fur das Jahr 5676-5677" at the end. Smaller than any of the German "Kalenders" mentioned by Bondy or Welsh. Light wear to extremities, else about fine in black ribbed silk, and a front cover of mother-of-pearl with chased... more
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Berlin: S. Cohn, 1896.
465pp. Printed in two columns in an oblong format. The cover bears the legend "Lexikon. Kleinstes Buch der Welt" (Encyclopedia, smallest book in the world) in gilt. Bound in dark blue leather. Except for a faint chip to top of spine, this is a fine copy with its original tin... more
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Small oblong quarto. 50ff. Manuscript featuring expressive illustrations of the makeup, characters, and costumes of the Kabuki actor Itikawa Danjuro VIII, eighteen of which are colored with red, blue, green, and brown in order to show the actor's Kumadori-style makeup. The album includes images of the actor in almost every... more
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Boston: GODINE, DAVID R, 1966.
Octavo. 75pp. From an edition of 500, this is one of 40 copies printed on heavy yellow Fabriano paper. Godine's first book, it was suppressed at the time of publication due to copyright restrictions. A selection of poetry by 48 of history's best known poets, ranging from ancient Latin to... more
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Craig, Edward Gordon
Hackbridge, Surrey: 1898-1901.
Nine small quarto volumes. The complete run of the publication. Includes the first twelve issues from 1898, bound together in a single volume in green cloth boards as issued (they were also published separately); the Special Extra Number from 1898, which was a supplement compiled from the first three issues... more
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London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873.
Three octavo volumes. 303, 311, 262 pp. One of about 500 copies of Hardy's third novel, originally titled "A Winning Tongue Had He." According to Purdy, A Pair of Blue Eyes is the first of Hardy's novels to be bear the author's own name, the first two having been published... more
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San Francisco: W. E. Wood, 1903.
First edition, second issue. A collection of Bierce's later poems. Inscribed in pencil by Bierce to Dr. J. W. Robertson in the month of publication. Robertson was a prominent physician in Livermore, California, whose daughter married Edwin Grahborn. This copy is from the collection of Edwin and Irma Grabhorn. A... more
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London: Macmillan and Co., 1889, 1893.
Two octavo volumes. xxiii, 400pp., + 3pp. advertisements; xxxi, 423 pp., + 5 pp. advertisements. First editions. Each volume inscribed to "Mrs. Morgan" by the author on the half-title, the first volume bearing Carroll's handwritten date of December 12. Apparently, this is the same copy of Sylvie and Bruno mentioned... more
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