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SPRING 2014: A MISCELLANY OF LITERATURE, PRIVATE PRESS, GRAPHIC ARTS and MORE


1. Alde.   Bibliothèque d'architecture d'un amateur, de Vitruve à Ledoux.    Paris, 2014. Blue cloth stamped in silver with onset illustration. Lower corners lightly bumped, otherwise fine. 267 pp. Lavishly illustrated. Introduction by Alexandre Cojannot. The catalog for the March 6 auction. Estimated price list laid in. (69967)  $  25.00

4. Barker, Nicolas .   A sequel to An Enquiry Into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets By John Carter and Graham Pollard. The forgeries of H. Buxton Forman and T.J. Wise re-examined by Nicolas Barker and John Collins.   
London and Berkeley, Scolar Press, 1983. Red cloth. Fine in near fine dust jacket. First edition. 394 pp. Illustrated. Reveals new facts on type, paper and records of sale, with an extensive list of forgeries and suspect works sold at auction, 1888-1920 (69927)  $  75.00

7. Birchall, Diana.   Onoto Watanna, the story of Winnifred Eaton.   
Urbana and Chicago, University of Illinois Press [2001]. Grey cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket. First edition. 252 pp. Winnifred Eaton and her sister Edith Maude Eaton (writing under the name Sui Sin Far) were pioneers of Asian American fiction. (69965)  $  20.00

12. Chandler, Robert J. , ed.   Pacific Mail steamships.   
San Francisco, Book Club of California, 2011. Blue printed wrappers. Fine. First edition. 47 pp. Contributors are Robert Eric Barde, Robert J. Chandler, Stephen Davies, James P. Delgado, William Kooiman, Gary F. Kurutz, Stephen J. Potash, Robert V. Schwemmer. Keepsake for 2011 (69953)  $  25.00

17. Dorpat, Paul .   Seattle: now and then.   
[Seattle, Tartu Publications, 1984] . Pictorial wrappers. Fine. First edition. Unpaginated. Illustrated. Inscribed on the title-page "For Min's birthday - 1938/1988 - then and now / Paul Dorpat" (69944)  $  25.00

30. Irwin, Wallace.   Hashimura Togo, domestic scientist. Illustrated by Strothmann.   
New York, Hearst's International Library Co. [1914]. Decorated brown cloth. Fine in white dust jacket, lightly chipped missing 3" from to of backstrip. First edition. 162 pp. Illustrated with 4 plates. Scarce in this edition and condition. (69960)  $  125.00

31. James, Henry.   Lake George to Burlington: two American travel sketches.   
Edinburgh, Tragara Press, 1981. Green cloth. Fine in original mylar dust jacket. 21 pp. No. 19 of 120 copies. (69936)  $  70.00

32. James, Henry.   Master Eustace.   
New York, Thomas Seltzer, 1920. Blue cloth. Extremities lightly rubbed, small chips to spine label, otherwise near fine, without dust jacket. Partially unopened. First American edition in "deluxe" binding. 280 pp. Supino 85.2.0. BAL 10707 notes a copy of this edition (untrimmed sheets of the first edition) in the Library of Congress with the handwritten notation "300 copies". From the library of distinguished James scholar Adeline R. Tintner with her book label on front pastedown . (69962)  $  100.00

33. Jin, Ha.   The bridegroom: stories.   
[n.d., n.p., n.d.]. Green wrappers with black cloth backstrip. Cover-title. Near fine. 277 photocopied pages. Unspecified draft. An examination of the first 25 pages reveals many words at variance with the final published edition. (69942)  $  95.00

35. Kelly, Jerry .   Type revivals: what are they? where did they come from? where are they going?   
New York, The Typophiles [2011]. Blue printed wrappers. Fine. First edition. 16 pp. Illustrated. One of 300 copies. Design and typography by Jerry Kelly. Typophiles Monograph New Series No. 27 (69934)  $  20.00

[LITTLE MAGAZINES]

38.   The Abinger Chronicle---Nine Issues.   
[Dorking, 1941-1944. Stapled gray wrappers. Slightly dusty, otherwise very good. Edited by Sylvia Sprigge. Vol. 2, no. 6-8; Vol. 3, no. 1-3, 5/6; Vol. 4, no. 3; Vol. 5, no. 1 (last issue). Contributions by E.M. Forster, Max Beerbohm, R.C. Trevelyan, Kenneth Hopkins, Nicholas Moore. (69949)  $  75.00

39.   Big Sky 5.   
[Bolinas, 1973]. Printed blue wrappers. Moderately rubbed, otherwise very good. Unpaginated. Includes artwork by Philip Guston and Joe Brainard. Contributors include Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Anne Waldman, James Schuyler, John Wieners, Tom Clark, Joanne Kyger, among others. (69970)  $  35.00

40.   Big Sky 8.   
[Bolinas, 1974]. Printed white wrappers. Moderately soiled, otherwise very good. Unpaginated. Cover art by Joe Brainard. Contributors include Anne Waldman, Frank O'Hara, Robert Creeley, John Ashbery, Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett, Joanne Kyger, Harry Mathews, among others. (69971)  $  25.00

41.   L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E. Vol. 1, no. 2.   
[New York, 1978]. Cover title. Heavily soiled. Edited by Bruce Andrews and Charles Bernstein. Reviews by Bob Perelman, Michael Lally, Ron Silliman, William Corbett. Contribution by Jackson Mac Low. (69972)  $  25.00

42.   The Little Magaziine. Volume 10 Numbers One & Two: Special double issue.   
[New York, 1976]. Red printed wrappers. Moderately soiled. 128 pp. Special section on Albert Goldbarth with an introduction by A.G. Sobin. Special section on Ursula K. Le Guin is introduced by Karl Kroeber and includes her story "Brothers and Sisters". Poetry contributions by Marge Piercy, Marilyn Hacker, Linda Hogan among others. (69969)  $  20.00

43.   Nine - A Magazine of Poetry and Criticism. Number 1 - 11, complete.   
London, 1949-1956. Paper wrappers. Small ownership name stamped on front wrappers, otherwise all very good to fine. A short lived but influential quarterly journal, publishing such distinguished poets as Eliot, Pound, Tomlinson, Tate, Cummings, M. Moore, H.D., Campbell, W. Lewis, Borges, Bunting, Graves, etc. Edited and published by Peter Russell. (69947)  $  175.00

44.   The Transatlantic Review, Vol. 1 No. 1, January 1924.   
Paris, New York, London, 1924. Original tan wrappers. Soiled and worn, chipped, yapp edges with tears, paper browning. Mostly unopened. 120 pp. Edited by Ford Madox Ford. Poems by E.E. Cummings and Ezra Pound. Prose includes Part 1 of The Nature of a Crime by Joseph Conrad and Ford and Part 1 of Some Do Not by Ford. Communications by H.G. Wells, T.S. Eliot and Joseph Conrad. (69950)  $  50.00

45.   Women / poems. Number III.   
[Lexington, MA, Women/Poems Press, 1974]. Orange stapled wrappers. Cover title. Moderately soiled. Unpaginated. Includes "Amnesia" by Adrienne Rich, "The Bumpity Road to Mutual Devotion" by Marge Piercy, "Anne's wedding" by Celia Gilbert. (69968)  $  20.00

46. Lyceum Theatre.   Prince Igor.   
[Paris, Dax-Publicité, 1931]. Decorated red and yellow wrappers. Upper front corners chipped, lightly creased through the center, paper browning. Fragile. Unpaginated. Program for the May-June 1931 'Opera Russe a Paris' production of Prince Igor by Borodine, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, in London. Stickers of new cast pasted over several names on the cast list. Illustrated with portraits of the Directors of the Opera, Beecham, and a full page portrait of Chaliapine as Boris Godounov. (69932)  $  35.00

48. Manson, Marsden .   The yellow peril in action, a possible chapter in history. Dedicated to the men who train and direct the men behind the guns.   
San Francisco, 1907. Stapled green wrappers. Fine, as new. First edition. 28 pp. With foldout map in fine condition. (69943)  $  95.00

55. Mott, Frank Luther.   The Old Printing Office. With wood engravings by John DePol. Introduction by Donald W. Knoepfler.   
Council Bluffs, Yellow Barn Press, 1985, 1988. Decorated paper boards. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued. Unpaginated. One of 1000 copies printed for Blackwell North America as their 1988 holiday greeting. John DePol cut the wood engraving of the holly with book especially for this edition. (69931)  $  25.00

57. Pacific Center for the Book Arts.   Vandercook Universal I Hand Test Press. 100th Anniversary model. To commemorate the Vandercook Book exhibition at The Book Club of California September 14 through October 12, 2009.   
[San Francisco] 2009. Two sheets in printed envelope. Folio. A paper model for construction, printed in a scale of 10:1. Serial no. 1909-2009. Instructions for assembly printed on the back of the envelope. A charming keepsake. (69940)  $  40.00

58. Perilhou, Jacques.   French visitors to California before the Gold Rush. Translated by Claudine Chalmers.   
San Francisco, Book Club of California, 2013. Blue printed wrappers. Fine. First edition. 47 pp. The Club's annual keepsake for 2013 (69966)  $  25.00

61. Porter, Bern.   Henry Miller: a chronology and bibliography.   
[Berkeley] Bern Porter, 1945. Pale green printed dust jacket over plain wrappers. Wrappers lightly darkened and rubbed, otherwise very good. First edition. 36 pp. No.106 of 500 numbered copies. Inscribed by Miller on the front free endpaper "For Corporal Alexander from his friend and well wisher Henry Miller 7/45 Big Sur, Cal.'. Alexander was an American soldier/friend stationed in France who performed a number of services for Miller in wartime Paris. (13998)  $  175.00

62. Powers, Alan.   Front cover: great book jackets and cover design.   
[London] Mitchell Beazley [2006]. Stiff illustrated paper wrappers. Fine. First paperback edition. 144 pp. Nearly 300 jackets illustrated in color. A survey of 20th century design. (69975)  $  20.00

65. Reardon, Joan .   A delicious obsession: collecting the works of MFK Fisher. A centenary show of books, periodicals and ephemera from the collection of Randall Tarpey-Schwed / Autobiography & Biography: Channeling MFK Fisher.   
[San Francisco] Book Club of California, 2008. Two brochures enclosed in white printed folder. Very fine. The Book Club of California Keepsake 2008 (69938)  $  20.00

66. Rosenthal, Bernard M .   Autobiography and autobibliography.   
Berkeley, Ian Jackson, 2010. Printed tan wrappers. Fine. 61 pp. Illustrated. One of 400 copies. (69925)  $  20.00

67. Rothenstein, John.   Victor Hammer: artist and craftsman.   
Boston, David R. Godine Publishers [1978]. Tan cloth. Very fine in original publisher's slipcase. 57 pp. followed by 19 color plates. No. 144 of 500 copies printed at Stamperia Valdonega, Florence. (67732)  $  75.00

68. Rummonds, Richard-Gabriel.   A checklist of books printed by Richard-Gabriel Rummonds at the Plain Wrapper Press 1966-1972. Compiled and annotated by the printer.   
Verona [Plain Wrapper Press] 1973. White wrappers. Near fine, with order card laid in. Unpaginated. Illustrated. Nine items described along with 3 "tentative publications" (69935)  $  25.00

71. Sotheby's.   Maurice F. Neville collection of modern literature, New York April 13, 2004. Part I only.   
New York, 2004. Glossy illustrated printed wrappers. Fine. Sale #8094. 263 lots. Lavishly illustrated. List of auction results laid in. Significant titles in remarkable condition in literature, science and fine bindings. (68645)  $  15.00



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