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Collection of Ephemera Relating to the Marketing of Books

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Collection of ephemera relating to the marketing of books, consisting of prospectuses, adverts, catalogs, etc.

This collection was purchased as a dealer lot. It does not represent a private collector's purposeful collecting strategy.

Purchase, 2014.

Finding aid created via automated processes by Regine Heberlein, 2017.

Publisher
Rare Book Collection
Finding Aid Date
2017
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Open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

This series contains pamphlets dated before 1800.

Arrangement

Arrangement follows the order of the original Excel inventory.

Physical Description

2 boxes

42384. Compaing, Monsig.: Agli illustriss. e reverendiss. Monsignori vescovi d'Italia [heading title], 1782. 1 box.
General

Author: Compaing, Monsig.

Venezia: Pietro Valvasense.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (210 mm.); uncut, fine. Prospectus announcing the publication of "l'Opera della Santità, e de'Doveri de'Sacerdoti".

Physical Description

1 box

41255. Grose, Francis: The antiquities of England and Wales: being a collection of views of the most remarkable ruins and antient buildings, accurately drawn on the spot. To each view is added, an historical account of its situation, when and by whom built, with every interesting circumstance relating thereto; collected from the best authorities, 1772. 1 box.
General

Author: Grose, Francis

London: S. Hooper

Scope and Contents

Folio, unpaged; 6 engraved half-page illustrations; self wrappers, edges a bit toned and spotted, faint stain at bottom right-hand corner of upper cover, else very good. Prospectus for a 6 volume work (1772-1787), in which are reproduced specimen illustrations from Canterbury, Ipswich, Odiam, Colchester, and Southampton, with detailed descriptions. The whole printed on exceptionally thick paper. Penn State and Toronto only of the prospectus in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

36303. King, Edward: Vestiges of Oxford Castle., 1796. 1 box.
General

Author: King, Edward

London: W. Bulmer & Co.

Scope and Contents

4to; pp. iv, 30; 5 plates from the work (pls. CXXVI-CXXX); prospectus for a piece described as "a small fragment of a work, intended to be published speedily; on the history of antient castles; and on the progress of architecture". Green boards, edges and corners worn, pages untrimmed.

Physical Description

1 box

40747. Alexander, William: Costume of China. Speedily will be published. Sketches from nature, made in China, in the year 1793, 1797. 1 box.
General

Author: Alexander, William

London: G. Nicol.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (321 mm.); a few shallow tears along left-hand edge, evidence of having been previously tipped-in on right margin; a very good copy. Prospectus for the rare first edition, issued in four parts, 1797-1799, containing 48 colored engravings by Alexander, the junior draftsman on the Macartney Embassy to China. Full page contemporary manuscript "Curious Predictions 2" on verso, entirely about the predicted fall of Napoleon. This prospectus unrecorded.

Physical Description

1 box

42494. Bickham, George: Proposals for printing by subscription the Universal penman, 1742. 1 box.
General

Author: Bickham, George

London: Bickham, George.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (408 x 246 mm.); moderate foxing and soiling, hinged to mat; very good. Scarce Broadside for "the most curious book of its kind hitherto extant," soliciting subscribers for the second (and first complete) issue in parts of Bickham's magnum opus, the outstanding English writing manual of the 18th-century, following the 1733-1741 serial first issue also published by subscription. According to Muir, the Bickham venture was "the first recorded attempt to issue in periodical parts a work that was intended for subsequent issue in book form" (P.H. Muir, "The Bickhams and their Universal Penman," The Library, series 4, Volume 25, pages 162, 165, and 185).

Filed under Bick.

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

This series contains pamphlets dated after 1800 and before 1900.

Arrangement

Arrangement follows the order of the original Excel inventory.

Physical Description

4 boxes

Payne, John Howard: Jam jehan nima., 1833. 1 item.
General

Author: Payne, John Howard

New York: John Howard Payne

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 8; "prospectus of...a weekly periodical upon a plan never before attempted". Text in two columns. Previous folds, edges and corners worn, tear to last leaf through middle of last paragraph, text still legible. Back leaf provides List of subscribers. With TLS from the author to Webb, Esq., written "in the hope of adding to my number of subscribers".

General

Missing as of 9/9/2014

Physical Description

1 item

Eastman, Edwin: Seven and nine years among the Camanches (sic) and Apaches, 1873. 1 item.
General

Author: Eastman, Edwin

Jersey City, N.J.: Clark Johnson

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 8; wood-engraving portraits and illustrations throughout, text in two columns, first describing Eastman's supposed kidnapping before giving over to the advertising of a magical panacea discovered by Eastman during his time with the Indians. The work is described by G.P. Garrison as "a revolting fictitious story written to advertise Dr. Clark Johnson's Indian blood syrup."

General

Missing as of 9/9/2014

Physical Description

1 item

Collectio classicorum latinorum, 1820. 1 item.
General

Stamperia del Seminario di Padova.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (189 mm.); contemporary owner's unobtrusive ink marks, else near fine. Publisher's list of titles from the series, which include the works of Julius Caesar, Catullus, and Cicero, among many others.

General

Missing as of 9/9/2014

Physical Description

1 item

38112. Frazer, Alexander: A key to the prophecies of the Old and New Testaments, which are not yet accomplished...First American edition, 1802. 1 box.
General

Author: Frazer, Alexander

Philadelphia: David Hogan

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (263 mm.); toned, edges trimmed, very good. Prospectus from the Philadelphia Repository, Extra, for Saturday, November 13, 1802; provides the work's table of contents. Postscript to the Extra printed on verso, along with a small advertisement for James Carson's "A Practical Grammar of the English Language" and a proposal for a collection of sacred music.

Physical Description

1 box

36435. Carey, Mathew: Bible, 1803. 1 box.
General

Author: Carey, Mathew

Philadelphia: Mathew Carey

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to, text only on front cover; printed letter dated August 18, 1803, "Sir, I take the liberty to send you herewith a specimen of the paper, printing, and engravings of my standing Edition of the Bible". Integral letter addressed to Mr. W.W. Woodward, red wax seal; top third cleanly separated from the bottom due to previous folds. This Mathew Carey prospectus not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

36263. [Dennie, Joseph]: The port folio, a monthly miscellany, dedicated, in cheif, to original communications in the popular departments of science combined with occasional criticism, clasical disquisitions, miscellaneous essays, records of the progress of the fine and useful arts, with all the extensive and variegated departments of polite literature, merriment and wit. Conduted by Oliver Oldschool, Esq., 1809. 1 box.
General

Author: [Dennie, Joseph]

Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 11; prospectus for Dennie's periodical, either written wholly or in part by him. Soiling, tear to front leaf not affecting text, edges and corners worn and chipped. BAL 4640.

Physical Description

1 box

42364. Trommsdorff, Bartolomeo: La callopistria ossia la chimica diretta al bello del mondo elegante...Traduzione dal tedesco con aggiunte del dottor Giovanni Pozzi, 1815. 1 box.
General

Author: Trommsdorff, Bartolomeo

Milano: Giovanni Silvestri.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (164 x 108 mm.); mostly fine. Prospectus for the "edizione secunda notabilmente aumentata".

Physical Description

1 box

42365. Arrigo da Settimello: Arrighetto ovvero trattato contro all'avversità della fortuna...Edizione eseguita sul teste del 1730, 1815. 1 box.
General

Author: Arrigo da Settimello

Milano: Giovanni Silvestri.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (170 x 104 mm.); fine. Sample title pages of this and the publisher's "Saggio Poetico ossia le tre guerre puniche in ottava rima".

Physical Description

1 box

42362. Vico, Giambattista: Principj di scienza nuova...d'intorno alla comune natura delle nazioni colla vita dell'autore, 1816. 1 box.
General

Author: Vico, Giambattista

Milano: Tipografia di Giovanni Silvestri.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, small 8vo; edges a bit worn, else very good. Prospectus for the sixth edition with additional advertisements for Scheidlein's "Analisi della Processura Civile Austriaca ovvero Schiarimenti sul Regolamento Giudiziario Civile" and Giuseppe Marocco's "Della Necessita di un Difensore nelle Cause Criminali qualunque sia la Processura Penale".

Physical Description

1 box

42363. Chesterfield, Lord: Avvertimenti di Lord Chesterfield a suo figlio intorno agli uomini ed ai costumi, ossia nuovo sistema d'educazione, 1816. 1 box.
General

Author: Chesterfield, Lord

Milano: Tipografia di Giovanni Silvestri.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (167 x 99 mm.); near fine. Prospectus for an Italian translation of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman.

Physical Description

1 box

36425. Nares, Robert: Illustrations of difficult words and phrases occurring in the English writers of the age of Elizabeth., 1818. 1 box.
General

Author: Nares, Robert

London: Bensley and Son

Scope and Contents

4to, unpaginated; grey printed wrappers in which is bound a sample section of the dictionary (BAR-BED), the leaves of which have been trimmed to size, affecting text; back leaf advertising the publication of six other titles from the same press. Contemporary autograph note to back cover.

Physical Description

1 box

36287. The American practical, moral and religious catechism, to which is annexed a variety of easy and interesting reading lessons, for young scholars, tending to promote sentiments of morality and virtue., 1821. 1 box.
General

New York

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (320 mm.). Proposal "for the printing by subscription" of this work, which does not appear to have made it to print. Manuscript list of subscribers bottom 2/3 of leaf. Previous folds, ink stains to Broadside verso, name of compiler and original price have been crossed out, small circular loss where the price has been marked out. A rare, unrecorded prospectus.

Physical Description

1 box

41975. Johnson, John: Typographia; or, the printers' instructor, 1822. 1 box.
General

Author: Johnson, John

London: Apollo Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; toning, chips and tears along edges, much of spine perished, else good. 3 reduced specimen pages from the octavo, twelves, and eighteens editions provided. Prospectus advertises the 2-volume work as "in the Press, And will appear in the ensuing Spring," although the first edition does not seem to have appeared until 1824. Prospectus not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

43206. Hornor, Thomas: Prospectus. View of London, and the surrounding country, taken with mathematical accuracy from an observatory purposely errected over the cross of St. Paul's Cathedral, 1823. 1 box.
General

Author: Hornor, Thomas

London: Hornor, T.

Scope and Contents

Second edition, 8vo, pp. 31; folding engraved frontispiece, 1 lithographic folding plate, and 2 additional multifolding plates; original pictorial wrappers, respined, edges worn with small losses to corners; some interior foxing, else very good and sound. Thomas Hornor, a talented perspective draughtsman, obtained permission to build a shack on the scaffolding erected on St. Paul's for replacing the ball and cross above the Cathedral's dome. On it Hornor proposed to draw a huge panorama of London, which this Prospectus offers to the public in the form of four engravings. This was to be supplemented by a Select View in London and its Neighbourhood, a work of one hundred engravings available in ten fascicles. Neither project was ever completed, making the prospectus itself the only printed result of Hornor's work.

Physical Description

1 box

42455. Redouté, Pierre Joseph.: Les roses par P. J. Redouté, peintre de fleurs ... avec le texte par C. A. Thorry ... edition in-octavo quarante livraisons in-8°, de quatre plances coloriées chacune, au prix de 3 fr. 50 cent. Prospectus... [cover title], 1824. 1 box.
General

Author: Redouté, Pierre Joseph.

Paris: Panckoucke, C. L. F.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 4; engraved printed color plate of the Rosa centifolia; original brown printed wrappers; stitched,as issued; fine. The publisher's original prospectus for the octavo edition of Redouté's Les Roses, published in 3 volumes 1824-26. Includes 3 pages of text outlining the scope of the work, and details on ordering and the schedule of publication is outlined on the back wrapper. See Sitwell, Great Flower Books, p. 128.

Physical Description

1 box

42381. Manifesto d'associazione [heading title], 1829. 1 box.
General

Torino: Marzorati, Vercellotti, e Comp.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; previous fold, else near fine. Prospectus for the Biblioteca Economica, religious works, and others.

Physical Description

1 box

42373. Associazione allo specchio geografico, 1831. 1 box.
General

Roma: Presso Giunchi.

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaged; original self wrappers, top edge a bit darkened, minor wear from handling, else near fine. Order form laid in.

Filed under P.

Physical Description

1 box

42374. Vallardi, Giuseppe: Manuale calcografico per l'artista, il mercante e l'amatore, 1832. 1 box.
General

Author: Vallardi, Giuseppe

Milano: Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. xvi; self wrappers; some spotting along top edge, else fine. Contains an important programmatic manifesto followed by the description of the new work with prices.

Filed under V.

Physical Description

1 box

43068. Torrey, Jesse, Jr.: The national library, advocate of civil and religious liberty; or Universal repository of useful knowledge. Vol. I, no. 1. May 15, 1833, 1833. 1 box.
General

Author: Torrey, Jesse, Jr.

Philadelphia: Sleeper, J.R.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 16; stitched self-wrappers, untrimmed; edges darkened and a bit foxed; over all very good. "The National Library is intended to be a domestic repository or cyclopaedia of essential information, moral, civil, physiological, medical, mechanical, agricultural, scientific, and miscellaneous." This introductory pamphlet is a prospectus demonstrating that the Library and Advocate will be "an independent, impartial messenger of intelligence." The maiden issue present articles on the Washington Reformation, Nullification, paper money and banking, Medical Reformation, and inter alia, "An Essay on Native Depravity," by "A Friend to Mankind". Not in American Imprints or Sabin.

Physical Description

1 box

42375. Missel selong les différens rites de l'église catholique, 1840. 1 box.
General

Paris: François Pastori et Comp.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 6, [1]; steel-engraved vignette, full-page illustration on p. [7]; unbound self wrappers; small loss to bottom right-hand corner not affecting text, else very good. Subscription bulletin laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

38062. [Miss Leslie's magazine], 1843. 1 box.
General

Philadelphia: Miss Leslie's Magazine

Scope and Contents

Broadside, large 8vo (262 mm.); color decorative boarder of birds, butterflies, and flowers; stains and foxing, minor tear to bottom left hand edge not affecting text. Heading reads "To the Ladies," dated 1st. March, 1843, and is signed by F. Quarre. Although the piece does not mention the name of the journal, the dates and contents suggest that it is an advertisement for Miss Leslie's Magazine, which ran from January to December, 1843.

Physical Description

1 box

38067. Yes: The congressional globe and appendix, 1843. 1 box.
General

Author: Yes

Washington City: Blair & Rives

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (340 mm.); stains, small tear to top edge and loss between heading and text, not affecting text; printed in two columns. Prospectus for this Washington-based newspaper "made up of the daily proceedings of the two Houses of Congress...The Appendix is made up of the President's annual message, the reports of the principal officers of the Government that accompany it, and all the long speeches of members of Congress." Blank space at bottom in which to list the subscribers' names. OCLC locates one copy of this prospectus, at the New York Historical Society.

Physical Description

1 box

36255. Seyfred, J.F.: Anglo-Romaic reader: Or guide to a practical knowledge of the modern Greek language. Containing new and plain rules on pronunciation; the parts of speech exemplified; familiar and elementary phrases; dialogues; select pieces in prose and verse, &c. The whole with a literal translation into English., 1845. 1 box.
General

Author: Seyfred, J.F.

New York: J.F. Trow & Co.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to, prospectus with integral address leaf with 1 1/2 p. autograph letter signed by Henry Bernhard addressed to J.A. Kerly of East Hampton, Long Island. Address panel, postal hand stamps, red wax seal. Previous folds, minor foxing, some toning on address leaf, small circular loss at tail of address leaf at seal, but not affecting manuscript.

Filed under T.

Physical Description

1 box

45459. Neale, Wm. L.: True American, 1845. 1 box.
General

Author: Neale, Wm. L.

Lexington, Kentucky: True American

Scope and Contents

Broadside printed receipt (approx. 5.1 x 15.9 cm) accomplished in manuscript; typographical decoration along left-hand edge; fine. Receipt from the office of the anti-slavery newspaper The True American, which ran in 1845 and 1846, made out to the publisher George Merriam. Dated June 8, 1845, just a few days after the first appearance of this publication, on the 3rd. Merriam paid $2.50 for a year's subscription. Signed by Wm. L. Lane. The paper was published weekly by Cassius Marcellus Clay (cousin of Henry Clay).

Physical Description

1 box

36258. Worcester magazine and historical journal., 1845. 1 box.
General

Worcester, Mass.: William Lincoln and Chris C. Baldwin

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (247 mm.) prospectus for the publication of a new periodical, of which, we are told, "No work of the same size and style of execution has been offered at a price so moderate as this". Verso side provides conditions and order form. Small tears from previous folds not affection text.

Physical Description

1 box

36259. The national intelligencer., 1849. 1 box.
General

Washington, D.C.: Gales & Seaton

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into 4 leaf pamphlet, pages uncut, 4to; prospectus with integral address leaf. Address panel "To the postmaster at Lyme, N.H.", postal stamps. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36298. The Union Democrat., 1851. 1 box.
General

Manchester, N.H.: W.H. Gilmore & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, long 4to (353 mm.); "Prospectus for a Democratic paper at the City of Manchester...To the Democrats of the County of Hillsborough and the patrons of the Manchester Democrat in particular." Bottom half provides room as an order order form.

Filed under W.

Physical Description

1 box

44664. Webster, Daniel.: Proposals for publishing by subscription a new and uniform edition of the speeches, forensic arguments, and diplomatic papers of..., 1851. 1 box.
General

Author: Webster, Daniel.

Boston: Little and Brown i.e. Little, Brown

Scope and Contents

4to, bifolium printed on blue paper; text printed on p. [1] only; previous folds, small loss from wax seal damage not affecting text, else very good. Announcement of a new annotated edition of the minor works of Webster to be published in six volumes, including 200 copies to be printed on large paper. Manuscript lettered signed "Little & Brown" addressed to Messrs. G and C. Merriam regarding an order of 10 copies of two titles (Chitty's Pleadings (?), in 3 volumes, and one other).

Physical Description

1 box

37555. New books and new editions published by Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. 1 box.
General

Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; list of publications includes Henry W. Longfellow's writings; Nathaniel Hawthorne's writings; and Goethe's "Wilhelm Meister" and "Faust". Disbound.

Physical Description

1 box

43896. Pitts, F.E.: Zion's harp, 1852. 1 box.
General

Author: Pitts, F.E.

Louisville: Stevenson, E.

Scope and Contents

New edition, "very much enlarged, and otherwise improved," bifolium, 4to; previous folds, contemporary hand has cancelled the drop title "Will be ready about the first of June, 1852," and replaced it in manuscript with "is now ready & out"; minor ink spots and soiling, else very good and sound. Advertisement for three religious works, the first being a collection of hymns; the latter two titles are "Sermons for the College, being a collection of original sermons, contributed by distinguished ministers of different Protestant denominations in the United States together with two sermons by eminent living ministers of England: to which is added a supplementary essay by Rev. Thos. F. Akers," third edition; and "Lights of Temperance. A new work," edited by James Young, third edition.

Physical Description

1 box

43914. Baldwin, Jo. G.: Party leaders, 1854. 1 box.
General

Author: Baldwin, Jo. G.

New York: D. Appleton & Company.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; printed on pale grey paper, text on p. [1] only; previous folds, small tear affecting the "P" in "Party," else very good and sound. Autograph note signed on p. [3]; integral envelope, wax seal intact. Advertisement circular for Baldwin's collection of "politico-biographical sketches of Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and John Randolph of Roanoke".

Physical Description

1 box

39284. Cooper, J. Fenimore: A new and improved edition of the entire works...with all his latest corrections and revisions; entitled the people's edition. With an elaborate life of the author, 1854. 1 box.
General

Author: Cooper, J. Fenimore

New York: Stringer & Townsend.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, large 4to (277 mm.); a bit toned along previous folds, shallow tears not affecting text; a good copy. Prospectus for this one-volume edition of Fenimore's works, announced 3 years arter his death. Includes a "blurb" by Victor Hugo, "the greatest of contemporary romanticists and critics, declares that Cooper is a creator indeed 'a prodigious genius'".

Physical Description

1 box

42377. Cecchetti, Bartolomeo: Programma di un'opera generale sull'arte vetraria, 1861. 1 box.
General

Author: Cecchetti, Bartolomeo

Venezia: Tipografia del Commercio.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 18, [1]; pictorial grey wrappers (soiling), edges toned and spotted, some wear from handling; rubber stamp "Biblioteca Malfèr" inside front wrapper, else interior fine.

Physical Description

1 box

42355. The laws of Nevada territory, 1862. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Kenny & Alexander.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (210 x 132 mm.); printed on blue paper; previous folds, small embossed stamp, Kent Mills Commercial; near fine. The earliest publishing prospectus for the Nevada Territory, here issued just after Nevada was organized as a territory and, auspiciously, advertising the impending publication of its first session laws: "Containing the Organic Act creating the Territory; a full List of all the Federal and Territorial Officers; also, the names of Members and Officers of the Legislative Assembly".

Physical Description

1 box

44706. The fire lands' pioneer. Enlarged edition, 1864. 1 box.
General

Norwalk, OH: Fire Lands' Historical Society.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; text printed on p. [1] only; previous folds, else about fine. With an autograph letter signed by the secretary of the Society Committee's D.H. Pease, asking Henry White, Esq., of New Haven, "to...call the attention of those friends in the 'Mother' State who feel an interest in the history of the 'Fire Lands'". Prospectus for a fifth volume of the Fire Lands' Historical Society Pioneer. Canvassing agent's integral order blank printed at bottom of p. [1].

Physical Description

1 box

36260. The phrenological journal and life illustrated., 1871. 1 box.
General

New York: S.R. Wells

Scope and Contents

Single leaf folded into 8-sided brochure, 8vo; prospectus for the 1871 issue of the periodical; wood-engraving illustrations of six examples of phrenological types (Intelligence vs. imbecility, for example). Includes offer of a Grover and Baker sewing machine, the year's premium list, an order form, and publicity for the publication of Samuel R. Well's Works for home improvement and Works on physiology and hygiene. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

37798. Browning, George: A memoir of the late Emperor Napoleon III, and a political poem entitled "Rip Van Winkle", 1873. 1 box.
General

Author: Browning, George

London: Croft & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, small 8vo (201 mm.); prospectus for this historical novel. Reprinted from the Antiquary, May 24th, 1873. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36253. Hotze, C.L.: First lessons in physics., 1873. 1 box.
General

Author: Hotze, C.L.

St. Louis: Hendricks, Chittenden & Co.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo, wood-engraving illustration of experiment intruments, red bordering, blue advertisement for Hotze's first lessons in physiology pasted to front. Previous folds with small loss left edge not affecting text, stain to back cover.

Physical Description

1 box

36297. Smith, Walter: The American Drawing-Models, for the use of common schools, drawing classes, and schools of art and science., 1873. 1 box.
General

Author: Smith, Walter

Boston: James R. Osgood Co.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; wood-engraving of "Representation of set no. 1" on back of prospectus; letter from the publisher concerning art education; lists of the materials, special features, and general features, and prices for each set (Set no. 1, which consists of thirty pieces "selected from the most useful and beautiful geometrical figures and curved forms, and includes New Adjustable Model-Stand," $20).

Physical Description

1 box

42379. Regali ritratto del S. Padre Pio IX..., 1876. 1 box.
General

Modena: Tip. Pontifica ed Arciv. dell'imm. Concezione.

Scope and Contents

Oblong 8vo, pp. 15; text printed in triple columns; self-wrappers; covers foxed, the whole rather toned, else very good. Prospectus for a portrait of Father Pius IX promising books for parish libraries to be free of charge.

Physical Description

1 box

37610. Palmer, A. Smythe: Folk-etymology: a dictionary of verbal corruptions or words perverted in form or meaning, by false derivation or mistaken analogy, 1882. 1 box.
General

Author: Palmer, A. Smythe

Dublin: Bell and Sons

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (260 mm.); prospectus for this and one other title, Palmer's "Leaves from a Word-hunter's Note Book: being some Contributions in English Etymology". Edges worn with shallow tears and discoloration; previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

37673. Green, Samuel A.: Groton during the Indian Wars, 1883. 1 box.
General

Author: Green, Samuel A.

Boston: Geo. E. Littlefield

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for "a chronicle and narration of the part taken by the brave and earnest settlers of Groton, in the struggles with King Phillip and the Indains of later date"; list of titles from the same author and list of titles from the Town Histories series included. Edges and corners slightly worn, some discoloration, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

45458. [Temple, Josiah.]: History of North Brookfield, Massachusetts, 1888. 1 box.
General

Author: [Temple, Josiah.]

North Brookfield: Town of North Brookfield, Mass.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 52; folding panorama plate, 7 additional maps and plates, some photographic; original blue printed wrappers, ex-New York Public Library with faint rubber stamps throughout, small loss at spine foot, minor chipping along edges, else very good and sound. Promotional work include the table of contents, testimonials, press opinions, and specimen pages. Includes numerous testimonials by United States senators, librarians, former governors, and one chief justice of the Supreme Court. Pamphlet title: "Prospectus of the History of North Brookfield, Massachusetts. Testimonials of the value of the work and some specimens from its pages."

Filed under Town.

Physical Description

1 box

42791. [Lewis, Harriet Newell O'Brien]: Lady Kildare, or, The rival claimants, 1888. 1 box.
General

Author: [Lewis, Harriet Newell O'Brien]

New York: The New York Ledger.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (304 x 195 mm.); decorative mast head of the newspaper, half-page illustration of the title character signed "Filmer Sc."; cream colored wove paper, name and address of Alice Pratt, Connecticut, in manuscript on verso with stamp and Brooklyn, NY postal cancelation; previous folds, else very good. Promotional Broadside for the May 12, 1888 issue of the New York Ledge, advertising its serialization of the novel Lady Kildare. Written by Irish-American author Harriet Lewis, the book was published posthumously in New York the following year by R. Bonner's Sons, publishers of the literary weekly newspaper. The novel's subject matter, life and love among the Irish aristocracy, would have been appealing to the newspaper's audience for romantic fiction.

Physical Description

1 box

37008. Stevenson, Seth William: A dictionary of Roman coins, republican and imperial: commenced by the late Seth William Stevenson...revised, in part, by C. Roach Smith...and completed by Frederic W. Madden...illustrated by upwards of seven hundred engravings on wood, chiefly executed by the late F.W. Fairholt, 1889. 1 box.
General

Author: Stevenson, Seth William

London: George Bell and Sons

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for this work includes a reprint of the preface and an illustrated specimen page (928). Foxing, shallow tear to bottom edge, previous fold.

Filed under B.

Physical Description

1 box

43908. Heroes of the dark continent and how Stanley found Emin Pasha, 1889. 1 box.
General

Philadelphia: Peerless Publishing Co.

Scope and Contents

Publisher's advertising kit, comprising of one large bifolium, 3 Broadsides printed on yellow and pink paper, one order blank, one typescript letter, and a pre-addressed envelope; accompanied by original envelope addressed to [?] Chase of Newcomb, New York. Broadside illustrated with 7 large steel-engraved illustrations; edges dust-soiled and chipped, previous folds; a very good, sound collection.

Physical Description

1 box

36368. The temple dramatists, 1896. 1 box.
General

London: J.M. Dent and Co.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo (122 mm.); announcement of the production of a new series in the spirit of the Temple Shakespeare: a list of the first plays to be printed includes Webster's "Duchess of Malfi," Marlowe's "Edward II," Jonson's "Every Man in His Humour," "Arden of Faversham," Fletcher's "Faithful Sheperdess," Shakespeare and Fletcher's "The Two Noble Kinsmen," "Edward III," Beaumont and Fletcher's "Philaster," "The Merry Devil of Edmonton," Kyd's "Spanish Tragedy," Heywood's "Woman Killed with Kindness," and Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus". Also privdes specimen page, p. 4 of "Edward II". Text in red and black, light foxing.

Physical Description

1 box

37730. Who invented the reaper?, 1897. 1 box.
General

Chicago: McCormick Harvesting Machine Company

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; text on front leaf only; prospectus for a history of the reaper, based on the "investigation into historical records upon this subject". Some toning.

Physical Description

1 box

42193. Arndt, H.R., ed.: A system of medicine based upon the homoeopathic law of cure, 1884. 1 box.
General

Author: Arndt, H.R., ed.

Philadelphia: Hahnemann Publishing House.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; previous fold, faint damp staining to upper half of pamphlet, else very good. Circular advertising a new, 3-volume medical work "of such scope and magnitude as to render the Homoeopathic practitioner independent of old school text-books on Pathology and the History of Medicine". Contents of each volume provided. Integral order blank addressed to the distributor F.E. Boericke provided at the end of p. [3].

Physical Description

1 box

44662. Daniel L. Mitchell would respectfully inform the public that he has taken that well known stand, long occupied by S.L. Goodale, Esq., and having refitted the store and purchased a choice selections of drugs, medicines, paints, oils, dye stuffs, books, and stationery, is prepared to sell them low for cash [cover title], 1854. 1 box.
General

Saco, Maine: Mitchell, Daniel L.

Scope and Contents

12mo, bifolium printed on blue paper; text printed on p. [1] only; previous fold; Mitchell's pressure stamp; fine. Announcement of a new stand by a former employee of Messrs. Balch & Son of Providence, R.I. with a manuscript note signed by Mitchell on p. [3] addressed to Messrs. G. & C. Merriam regarding the lowest cash price for their unabridged Webster dictionary.

Physical Description

1 box

42874. Mylius, William Frederic: The school dictionary of the English language intended for those by whom a dictionary is used as a series of daily lessons: in which such words as are pedantical, vulgar, indelicate, and obsolete, are omitted [and 7 others], 1809. 1 box.
General

Author: Mylius, William Frederic

London: M.J. Godwin at the Juvenile Library.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 222 mm.); shallow losses along left-hand edge, else a fine, untrimmed copy. A short catalogue of 8 recently published titles; these include Mylius's "The Junior Class Book; or Reading lessons for every day in the year"; the second edition of "Mrs. Leicester's School; or, The history of several young ladies, related by themselves"; "Poetry for Children, entirely original"; Edward Baldwin's "The History of Rome: from the building of the city to the ruin of the Republic" and "Fables Ancient and Modern" (the latter also available in a cheap edition and in French, whose "easy and natural style is peculiarly eligible as a first Book in the study of that Language"); "History of England, with heads of the kings"; and, lastly, a new edition of "The Pantheon, or Ancient history of the Gods of Greece and Rome."

Filed under G.

Physical Description

1 box

36431. Samuel Johnson: Johnson's dictionary, edited by the Reverend H.J. Todd, 1814. 1 box.
General

Author: Samuel Johnson

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 8; prospectus for a new edition of Johnson's Dictionary, mostly comprised of H.J. Todd's introduction, dated 1814. Losses from holes from previous binding, not affecting text, edges and corners bumped.

Physical Description

1 box

43097. Van Rensselaer, Stephen: Circular, 1822. 1 box.
General

Author: Van Rensselaer, Stephen

General Committee of the Board of Agriculture.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; lithographically printed text on p. [1] only; previously folded down into self envelope (loss from removed wax seal not affecting text), addressed in manuscript; very good. Circular requesting "experimental knowledge of our best farmers" for the second volume of the Board's Memoirs. This plea is due to the fact that "The materials furnished by the County Agricultural Societies are very scanty"; the Committee therefore "solicit you to aid them, by communicating...any experiments, observations or facts, which have come within your practice, or fallen under your notice, and which you may deem calculated to extend the sphere of agricultural knowledge...The General Committee request, that in any communications which you may make in pursuance of this request, you will endeavor to be concise and perspicuous, and that on subjects relating to tillage, the condition and nature of the soil, price of labor and manure, method of cultivation and product, and valuable breeds of animals, may be particularly noted." The circular is signed in text by Stephen Van Rensselaer; J. Buel, Rec. Sec'ry. The self envelope is addressed in manuscript to "Judge Moon, Champlain, [illegible]"; "Stephen Van Ransaler [sic] Circular 1822" added in another hand. The postal cancellation stamp is dated Albany, July 8. Not copies in OCLC; not in Shoemaker.

Physical Description

1 box

36418. Staples, Estevan M.L.: Mapa jeneral de los Estados Unidos mejicanos, que abrazara ademas la vista meridional de la catedral y un plano de la Ciudad de Mejico, con los nombres de sus calles, &c. Y en pliego spearado el plano del interior y vista occidental del Palacio Nacional de Mejico, ambos con todas las esplicaciones en Castellano, 1831. 1 box.
General

Author: Staples, Estevan M.L.

New York

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus for an atlas of Mexico that does not appear to have made it into print (the prospectus found in OCLC, not the work proper); order form provided. Printed on yellow paper, previous folds. Not in Imprints.

Physical Description

1 box

43915. Gilfillan, George, ed.: New and splendid library edition of the popular poets and poetry of Britain, 1833. 1 box.
General

Author: Gilfillan, George, ed.

New York: D. Appleton & Co.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; previous folds, short tears along edges not affecting text; very good. Prospectus printed on p. [1] only; manuscript note of three lines on p. [3], integral postmarked envelope. At head of title: "Appleton's Edition of 'The British Poets'".

Physical Description

1 box

43897. American farmer establishment, 1835. 1 box.
General

Baltimore: Hitchcock, I. Irvine

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; text printed in triple column on p. [1] only; previous fold, else about fine. Autograph letter, approx. 125 words, signed by Hitchcock on p. [3]. Description of the establishment and its merchandise and services offered, as well as its periodical The Farmer and Gardener. Hitchcock describes his establishment as "comprising a stock and experimental farm; a nursery and seed and flower garden; a store for the sale of field and garden seeds and agricultural implements and books; a general agricultural and horticultural agency; the publication office of the 'Farmer & Gardener,' and Live-Stock Breeder & Manager,' and of 'Hints to Farmers,' and an office of application for farmers, gardeners, overseers, managers, &c." The integral autograph letter is addressed to C. Bernie of Taney Town, Maryland, and asks about any Merino rams for sale. The American Farmer was a weekly focusing on rural economy and printed in Baltimore, 1819-1897; Hitchcock (1793-1868) was one of its editors and the proprietor of various business establishements associated with it. Not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

36428. Deverell, Gualterus Ruding: Lexicon analogicum linguae Latinae inverso litterarum ordine concinnavit, 1839. 1 box.
General

Author: Deverell, Gualterus Ruding

London: Statistical Society of London

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus for "an application to the Latin Language of the principle which guided Hoogeveen in the construction of his Dictionarium Analogicum Linguae Graecae". Includes facsimile of a holograph list of subscribers. ALS from the author loosely inserted: "Sir, In presenting to you the accompanying copies of my Prospectus of a new Latin Lexicon, I am especially authorized to mention the name of the Reverend W. Blakesley Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, who has taken much interest in my endeavors to procure a sufficient number of subscribers to secure me from loss in printing the work; which in [illegible] by that gentleman, and many other very distinguished scholars and accomplished judges of such subjects, as most valuable in all philosophical investigations of the Latin Language, and the languages derived therefrom. I need hardly add that, there is nothing of mercenary speculation in the undertaking, but that it is purely scholastic--in fact the offspring of philological studies carried on during many years in Germany, in the University of Virginia, and the Trinity College Dublin; and I should, of course, be greatly obliged to you for any services you can render as to procurring as subscribers the eminent gentlemen connected with your venerable College; for which I entertain a preculiar regret, as being myself one of the "Founder's Kin": Hoping for the honor and advantage of your important patronage, I have the honor to be, sir, your faithfully humble servent...P.S. I shall be happy to furnish more copies of the Prospectus if required." Not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

43920. Saunders, John Simcoe: Saunders on pleading and evidence: fifth American edition, 1851. 1 box.
General

Author: Saunders, John Simcoe

Philadelphia: Small, Robert H.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; previous folds, else about fine. Text on p. [1] only; autograph letter signed by the publisher on p. [3]; integral envelope addressed in his hand to G. & L. [illegible], Booksellers, Springfield, Masstts., wax seal mostly intact.

Physical Description

1 box

38058. Rockwell, John A.: Rockwell's Spanish and Mexican law. A compilation of Spanish and Mexican law in relation to mines and titles to real estate, in force in California and New Mexico, and in the territories under the Louisiana and Florida treaties when annexed to the United States, 1852. 1 box.
General

Author: Rockwell, John A.

New York: John S. Voorhies

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; printed on blue paper, mostly fine. Prospectus for Vol. 1 only; consists mainly of expert opinions from such personnages as President of the United States Millard Fillmore, as well as a handful of Justices of the Supreme Court.

Physical Description

1 box

36409. Dana, Charles A.: The United States illustrated; in views on city and country with descriptive and historical articles., 1853. 1 box.
General

Author: Dana, Charles A.

New York: Hermann J. Meyer

Scope and Contents

4to, pp. 24, [8] leaves of plates; a salesman's sample bearing the original printed wrapper of the first part and containing original text on the West and Eastern states; two parts with two title leaves are included in the same wrapper. Back cover of the sample copy is a prospectus for the work, setting terms and conditions of publication. Foxing, edges and corners worn. In modern burgundy cloth box with burgundy and gold-stamped morocco spine. Charles A. Dana had been one of the leaders at Brook Farm, writing for The Dial and The Harbinger, and later edited the New York Tribune and became world-famous as "Dana of The Sun".

Physical Description

1 box

36248. Horton, R.G.: The life and public services of James Buchanan, of Pennsylvania, candidate of the Democratic Party for President of the United States, late Minister to England, and formerly Minister to Russia, Senator and Representative in Congress, and Secretary of State. Including the most important of his state papers., 1856. 1 box.
General

Author: Horton, R.G.

New York: Derby & Jackson

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (220 mm.), featuring the publication of "The authentic and authorized edition" "written by a gentleman well qualified by his literary attainments, and his long connection with the Democratic press." Foxing.

Physical Description

1 box

43098. Lives of Fremont and Dayton, 1856. 1 box.
General

Cleveland: Jewett, Proctor, & Worthington.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (222 x 159 mm.); darkened with a bit of spotting, tear affecting a couple of letters without loss of meaning, edges worn from handling; good. Advertisement announcing "Republican voters you want this campaign edition," in which they will find biographies of John Charles Frémont and William L. Lewis, illustrated with 2 steel portraits; also included in the volume will be the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, "and other valuable matter". At bottom of advertisement Broadside: "Fremont Clubs supplied at low rates by the hundred or thousand". Not in OCLC; see OCLC no. 3908809 and Sabin 70021 for the published work, "Republican campaign edition for the million: Containing the Republican platform, the lives of Fremont and Dayton, with beautiful steel portraits of each, and their letters of acceptance. Also, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the United States."

Physical Description

1 box

39265. Mitchel, John & W.G. Swan: The "Southern citizen:" a weekly political and literary newspaper published in Washington, D.C., 1859. 1 box.
General

Author: Mitchel, John & W.G. Swan

Washington, D.C.: Southern Citizen.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (250 mm.); previous folds, else fine. Prospectus for a pro-slavery, anti-North newspaper, which had been moved from Knoxville to Washington, "and in the struggle which the South is called upon to make for her own rights and honor, they mean to stand with the South. A thoroughly Democratic and States-Right Journal...It will uphold the Federal Union, provided the sovereigntty of the confederated States be respected...Holding that the Institution of Negro Slavery is a sound, just, wholesome Institution...It is thought right at the beginning of the new year to be thus explicit as to its politics of this Journal." Only a few issues of this newspaper, which apparently ceased publication in mid-summer 1859, are recorded.

Physical Description

1 box

36266. The Springfield Republican. A New England journal. News, politics, literature, and social life., 1868. 1 box.
General

Springfield, Mass.: Samuel Bowles & Company

Scope and Contents

Broadside, long 4to (314 mm.). With note and rates to advertisers ("among the choicest advertising mediums in the country); special prices; and terms and conditions. Previous folds, some foxing.

Filed under B.

Physical Description

1 box

43592. Ambrose, D[aniel] Leib: History of the seventh Ill. Vet. Vol. Inf'ty or the services it performed in the war for the Union, 1868. 1 box.
General

Author: Ambrose, D[aniel] Leib

Springfield: Illinois State Journal Company Publishers.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 280 x 215 mm.); about fine. Prospectus for an early Illinois unit history published as "History of the Seventh Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry.

Physical Description

1 box

44703. Logan, Olive.: Before the footlights, and behind the scenes, 1870. 1 box.
General

Author: Logan, Olive.

Philadelphia: Parmelee & Co.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; tear from previous fold affecting text without loss of meaning, else good and sound. Prospectus and call for agents of actress and author Logan's work, aimed "to exhibit in all its phases that peculiar realm known as the Show World" (that is, "a scathing onslaught on the Incidences and Immoralities of the Play-House"). At head of title: "10,000 Copies the First Month" (Sold? Ordered? Dreamt-up?) Also described as "The Greatest moral work ever published on amusements". Includes agent conditions and press testimonies. Accompanied by 3 Broadside circulars and blank and previously-addressed envelopes of bright orange and red.

Physical Description

1 box

36434. Universal biography. Portraits on steel, by fine engravers, with sketches by eminent authors., 1871. 1 box.
General

New York: New York and Hartford Publishing Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to; prospectus advertising the work as "The greatest artistic and literary work of the day"; verso provides opinions of the press and a call for "one thousand male and female agents," providing "liberal commissions paid to good agents". "One Volume will contain Sketches of New Yorkers" at bottom of Broadside verso.Tears from previous folds affecting text, though text still legible, small loss to top left-hand corner.

Physical Description

1 box

44667. Kenly, John R.: Memoirs of a Maryland volunteer in the war with Mexico, 1846-8, 1873. 1 box.
General

Author: Kenly, John R.

Philadelphia: Lippincott & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 216 mm.); previous fold, minor soil spots, else about fine. Advertisement for "A Valuable Historical Work," with press opinions from the New York Herald and 4 others newspapers.

Physical Description

1 box

36309. Skeat, Walter W.: The four gospels in Anglo-Saxon, Northumbrian, and old Mercian versions, synoptically arranged, with collations exhibiting all the readings of all the mss. A new edition. Edited for the syndics of the University Press., 1875. 1 box.
General

Author: Skeat, Walter W.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; includes mission statement and a specimen verse from St. Matthew's gospel, chapter V. At head of t.p. "Now ready, in One Volume Demy Quarto, cloth...or in Four Volumes, each containing one of the Gospels separately, cloth..." Small tears from previous folds, not affecting text; corners worn, very slight foxing.

Physical Description

1 box

36301. [Whittaker, Frederick]: The complete life of General George A. Custer., 1876. 1 box.
General

Author: [Whittaker, Frederick]

New York: Sheldon & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (279 mm.); wood engraving of "Rain-in-the-Face. The Indian who killed General George A. Custer"; verso touts work as "A fascinating biography. 'Twill beguile many a long winter's evening". Includes three excerpts, "The Woodstock races," "Private correspondence," and "The last charge". Previous folds, two small stains, book publisher's stamp.

Physical Description

1 box

36265. McCabe, James D.: The pictorial history of the world. Embracing full and authentic accounts of every nation of ancient and modern times. Showing the causes of their prosperity and decline, and including a full and comprehensive history of the rise and fall of the Greek and Roman Empires, the growth of nations of modern Europe, the Middle Ages, the crusades, the feudal system, the reformation, the discovery and settlement of the New World, etc., etc. With sketches of the leading characters in the world's history., 1877. 1 box.
General

Author: McCabe, James D.

Philadelphia: National Publishing Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, long 4to (312 mm.). Previous folds, two small losses to top right-hand corner, not affecting text. Bottom of verso side provides a Caution against "Old incomplete and unreliable histories of the world."

Physical Description

1 box

45454. [William, Earl.]: The golden rod and magical guide, or The new illustrated silent friend, marriage guide, and medical adviser, 1878. 1 box.
General

Author: [William, Earl.]

Harrisburg: B.G. Stauffer

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 30.5 x 23.5 cm) printed on thing peach stock; 4 illustrations, text printed in triple column; splits along previous folds affecting text without loss of meaning, else very good. "It is not proposed in the limits of this Handbill to give anything but a fair outline of the merits of The New Illustrated Silent Friend." Given that the prospectus employs what must be the better part of a tray of agate type outlining this vade mecum's inclusion of such secrets as "how to produce the most Delightful Sensation over anyone, or any number of people, and when this feeling passes off, will only have the faint recollection of an *Oriental Dream,*" or a "rule with diagram and figures, by which any one can calculate what are *Lucky Numbers.* This table was made by a Southern gentleman, after twenty years' study, who died a *Millionaire,*" or "how any one may become a Ventriloquist," as well as the hints at sex noted in the promised marriage guide and health tips, the handy volume must be wonderful indeed. Little wonder the distributor notes in one of his display lines, "Agents Can Make $10 to $15 per Day by the sale of The Illustrated Silent Friend." With another display line noting, "The First Edition Published in 1858. Revised Edition 1878." The Illustrated Silent Friend is of note in part for including one of the earliest published American accounts of a purported UFO sighting, in Jay, Ohio, in 1858.

Physical Description

1 box

36593. Attractive new books, 1880. 1 box.
General

New York: G.W. Carleton & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 16mo (148 mm.); advertisement for books from the publisher; "Capital New Books" advertised on Broadside verso. Previous folds, slight foxing.

Physical Description

1 box

43591. Michelet, Jules: Woman's love and life. From the French...Translated from the fifty-first Paris edition, by J.W. Palmer, 1881. 1 box.
General

Author: Michelet, Jules

Hartford: James Betts & Co.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; two specimen illustrations; previous folds, else very good. An immensely popular book in France, England, and America originally published in Paris in 1860. There was also an American edition that same year (Woman (La Femme)), with the same pagination as this 1881 Harford printing and an 1881 New York, Carleton printing, all apparently from the same plates. The text covers woman's place in society, her emotional life, and not least, her situation during conception, pregnancy, confinement, and nursing. The prospectus includes a pitch to sales agents; information on bindings; a detailed description of the contents; and press notices (Atlantic Monthly: "Its great lessons are on the side of humanity, and especially of justice to women, founded on a study of her organic and spiritual limitations").

Filed under B.

Physical Description

1 box

43912. New law books, 1881. 1 box.
General

Boston: Little, Brown, & Company.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; previous folds, else fine. Advertisement for eight recent titles, including works on railway law, municipal corporations, glossaries, common law, the law of wills, marriage and divorce, and criminal law. The Massachusetts Digest is also included in the list, described as being "A digest of the reported decisions of the supreme judicial court of the commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1804 to 1879," by Edmund H. Bennett, Russell Gray, and Henry W. Swift.

Physical Description

1 box

38157. Foster, Joseph: The peerage, baronetage, and knightage of the British Empire, 1880, 1881. 1 box.
General

Author: Foster, Joseph

Westminster: Nichols and Sons

Scope and Contents

Small 8vo, pp. unpaginated; woodcut heraldic emblems throughout; edges toned and spotted, very good. Prospectus comprised almost exclusively of press opinions. Apparently the first volume of a short-lived annual series; prospectus not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

42367. [Publisher's advertisement], 1882. 1 box.
General

Napoli: Leonardo Vallardi.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; printed on green paper; previous fold, back cover addressed, stamped, and postmarked; description on p. [1] has been accomplished in manuscript, possibly by an agent. Over all, very good. Listing of 26 new medical editions, mostly in translation.

Filed under V.

Physical Description

1 box

44587. [Rayne, M.L]: What can a woman do; or Her position in the business and literary world, 1883. 1 box.
General

Author: [Rayne, M.L]

Detroit: Dickerson, F.B.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 275 mm.); printed on pink paper; previous folds, else fine. Accompanied by a blank Application for Agency and the original postmarked envelope. At head of prospectus: Confidential terms to Agents Selling...," available in 4 bindings (cloth and morocco, plain or gilt edges). "We advise all agents to send for the Complete Outfit, and thus be Fully Equiped for the work."

Physical Description

1 box

36404. Chambers, George F.: The hand-book dictionary. A practical and conversational dictionary of the English, French, and German languages in parallel columns, 1883. 1 box.
General

Author: Chambers, George F.

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 16mo (116 mm.); verso side provides prospectus for "The Pocket Atlas of the World. A comprehensive and popular series of 54 maps, illustrating political and physical geography. Prepared by John Bartholomew". Peach-colored paper, small fold to bottom right-hand corner. Prospectus not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

43070. Our June bulletin of publications, 1884. 1 box.
General

New York: Orange Judd Company.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (307 x 151 mm.); text in double column; slight wear from handling to left-hand edge, else fine. Advertisement for works available from the Orange Judd Company, "Publishers and importers of all works pertaining to rural life," including titles "Published to this Day," "Nearly Ready," "In Press," "Recent Importations," "Just Published," and "Recently Published". Also advertised is the June number of the American Agriculturalist, "(43 years old), The oldest, ablest, and cheapest Journal for the Farm, Garden & Household". Among the title listed are Gordon Stables' "Our Friend, The Dog" and "Ladies' Dogs, as Companions, Also a Guide to their Management in Health and Disease, with many Stories, humorous and pathetic, from life"; Robert Barnwell Roosevelt's "Superior Fishing; or, The Striped Bass, Trout, Black Bass and Blue Fish oof the Nothern States"; as well as works on ornamental gardening, bee-keeping, hunting, horse management, fly-fishing, farm drainage, flax culture, grape growing and wine making, truck farming, soil, pigs, and cattle.

Physical Description

1 box

36234. Boyd, James P.: The military and civil life of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, 1885. 1 box.
General

Author: Boyd, James P.

Philadelphia: Garretson & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (304 mm.), wood-engraved portrait of Grant at the top above two columns of text touting the man and his work; text on verso addressed "To Agents" including terms and general hype for "quick sales and large profits." Previous folds, small gouge in left margin affecting the letter 'G' in "Gen." and one other word; text not affected on verso.

Physical Description

1 box

42356. Burr, Frank A.: The original and authentic record of the life and deeds of General Ulysses S. Grant, 1885. 1 box.
General

Author: Burr, Frank A.

Philadelphia: National Publishing Co.

Scope and Contents

2 printed Broadsides (316 x 150 mm.); very shallow tears from previous folds not affecting text to one, some worm-holing in the other affecting text without loss of meaning; contemporary rubber stamp accomplished in manuscript at head of title of first Broadside, "We can give you an agency for these works in [your own county]"; very good. Prospectus for agents, most likely part of the initial salvo of the National Publishing Company to promote Burr's work.

Physical Description

1 box

44588. World of wisdom, 1886. 1 box.
General

Detroit: Dickerson, F.B., & Co.

Scope and Contents

New, revised and enlarged edition, 8vo, bifolium; upper cover illustrated with a cut representing "the Beautiful Cover of the Book," printed on pink paper; previous folds, small damage at upper edge of p. [4] affecting text with very minor loss of meaning. Prospectus calling for agents, with the borders of the latter 3 pages giving data of successful convassers: "W.J. Dozer, 30 first 3 days...H. Garabed, 150 first 9 days;" etc. etc. Table of contents provided. "Send ninety-five cents for a specimen copy."

Physical Description

1 box

45466. The youth's companion, 1886. 1 box.
General

Boston: Perry Mason & Co.

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaged; decorative borders highlighted in green and pink; original stitched pictorial chromolithographic wrappers highlighted in gilt; about fine. Announcement for the 1887 issue, the publication's 60th volume.

Physical Description

1 box

39221. Century sonnets. Edition de luxe, 1886. 1 box.
General

London: Walter Scott

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 32mo (84 x 118 mm.); fine. Prospectus announcing that "17 Copies out of 56 printed remain unappropriated".

Physical Description

1 box

43919. Taylor, Henry O.: A treatise on the law of private corporations, 1888. 1 box.
General

Author: Taylor, Henry O.

Philadelphia: Kay & Brother.

Scope and Contents

Second edition, Broadside (267 x 203 mm.); previous folds, else fine. Prospectus for the second edition of Taylor's work, "Just Published". Two other works advertised on verso, Francis Wharton's "Law of Evidence in Civil Issues. With special reference to the modern improvements in the law"; and George Tucker Bispham's "Bispham's Principles of Equity," fourth edition.

Physical Description

1 box

38545. Purinton, D.B.: Christian theism: its claims and sanctions, 1889. 1 box.
General

Author: Purinton, D.B.

New York: Putnam

Scope and Contents

Broadside, small 8vo (199 mm.); top half of right-hand edge badly toned, small tear from previous fold not affecting text; very good. Prospectus provides the work's contents and numerous press comments.

Physical Description

1 box

36396. Farmer, John S.: Slang and its analogues past and present. A dictionary of the heterodox speech of all classes of society of more than 300 years, embracing the genesis and development in form and meaning of old and modern English slang; the jargon of sport; the cant "patter," and flash phrases of the criminal and disreputable strata of society; also the unwritten colloquialisms of society, trade, the arts, industries, and professions; together with Winchester "notions" and other public school slang; a new and complete bibliography and copious illustrative examples, chronologically arranged, the whole presenting a curious picture of the social life and manners of the English people., 1890. 1 box.
General

Author: Farmer, John S.

London: Alexander P. Watt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus provides the "Scheme of publication" in six Roman-numeral points; reviews; special features and synopsis; and three specimen pages (pp. 331-332, 344), the former two loosely inserted. Text in red and black, previous folds.

Filed under W.

Physical Description

1 box

39252. Willard, Frances E. and Jennie Cunningham Croly, eds.: A woman of the century. Being one thousand biographical sketches, each accompanied by a portrait, of that many living leading American women in all walks of life, 1891. 1 box.
General

Author: Willard, Frances E. and Jennie Cunningham Croly, eds.

Buffalo: Charles Wells Moulton.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 16mo; photographic portrait; fine. With "List A" of the prominent women to be featured in the work; a pre-addressed order envelope; and the original, stamped and post-marked envelope in which this prospectus was mailed (address to Santa Cruz, Calif., written in manuscript).

Physical Description

1 box

43910. Beach, Charles F., Jr.: Beach on modern equity jurisprudence. Commentaries on modern equity jurisprudence, as administered in the state and federal courts of this country, 1892. 1 box.
General

Author: Beach, Charles F., Jr.

New York: Baker, Voorhis & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (305 x 216 mm.); previous folds, else about fine. At head of prospectus: "Uniformly pronounced by those who have use it,'The best lawyer's tool in equity causes.'" Twelve testimonials provided on verso.

Physical Description

1 box

43099. Catalogue, 1892. 1 box.
General

Philadelphia: World Publishing Co.

Scope and Contents

4to, unpaged; steel engraved illustrations throughout; original orange decorative wrappers (some dampstaining), small loss to top of back cover fore-edge, else a very good, bright copy. Extensive subscription book publisher's catalogue, addressed both to the public and with instructions to the Company's agents: "We want you to use this Catalogue in your regular work and show it to each and every person you canvass on the regular book you are selling. When you have obtained a subscription or failed to secure one, you can bring out this Catalogue and take quite a number of miscellaneous orders. Do not show the Catalogue, however, until you have either secured or absolutely failed to secure an order for the book you are regularly canvassing." Titles include "Heroes of the Dark Continent and how Stanley found Emin Pasha"; Edward S. Ellis's "Health, Wealth and Happiness: how to get them and how to use them"; Buffalo Bill's "Story of the Wild West and Camp-Fire Chats"; J.W. Buel's "Heroes of Unknown Seas and Savage Lands" ("New!!! Thrilling!!! Beautiful!!! Immense!!!") and his "Sea and Land: the great standard work on the wonderful in natural history" (with illustrated specimen page); and "The History of the French Revolution, 1789-1795; or, A country without a god". With excerpts of "What the World's Famous People Say of Our Books" printed inside back wrapper; many of these testimonials with facsimile signatures of the authors. Among these are Henry F. Ponsonby, Private Secretary of Queen Victoria: "I am commanded by the Queen to thank you for your kindness in presenting Her Majesty with a copy of your book, which she is reading with great pleasure"; former president Rutherford B. Hayes: "'The Pathway of Life,' like everything that comes from Dr. [T. DeWitt] Talmage, is popular, attractive and on the side of solid education, wholesome morals and true religion"; and Harriet Beecher Stowe: "I have received a copy of your beautiful volume. Having just recovered from an illness in which my life was despaired of, I cannot do justice to the literary merits of the writing, but I am delighted with the book and know that it is eminently calculated to have great success."

Physical Description

1 box

39268. Ward, Mrs. Humphrey: Marcella, 1894. 1 box.
General

Author: Ward, Mrs. Humphrey

New York: Macmillan and Co.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; a bit chipped along bottom left-hand edge, else fine. Prospectus for a new work by the novelist; a list of her previous pieces printed on the back.

Physical Description

1 box

36343. Hartmann, J.: God and sin in the appetites., 1894. 1 box.
General

Author: Hartmann, J.

New York: The Truth Seeker Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 12mo (170 mm.); prospectus for a work that "goes to the root of the God superstition, and shows the purely earthly character of what is called 'sin'". Broadside verso lists other titles published by the Truth Seeker Co., including Jacob Hartmann's "The Creation of God;" Zela Stevens' "Religion and Morality;" L.K. Washburn's "Cosmian Hymn-Book;" and "Design Fallacies". Previous fold, very good.

Physical Description

1 box

36344. Ladd, Paris B.: Commentaries on Hebrew and Christian mythologies., 1896. 1 box.
General

Author: Ladd, Paris B.

New York: The Truth Seeker Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (253 mm.); prospectus provides the table of contents and "Some comments on the Commentaries". Previous folds, very good.

Physical Description

1 box

39287. Bruun, Johan Adolf: An enquiry into the art of illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages...Part 1. Celtic illuminated manuscripts, 1897. 1 box.
General

Author: Bruun, Johan Adolf

Edinburgh: David Douglas.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; specimen plate laid in, text printed in red and black; edges a bit toned, shallow tears not affecting text; a nice copy. Prospectus for an edition limited to 140 copies. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39253. Banks, Louis Albert: Books by Louis Albert Banks, d.d., 1898. 1 box.
General

Author: Banks, Louis Albert

New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrations; fine. List of titles by the author, including his latest "Anecdotes and Morals". Other featured titles include "The Christian Gentleman" and "Sermon Stories for Boys and Girls".

Physical Description

1 box

36394. Lévy-Bruhl, Lucien: History of modern philosophy in France., 1899. 1 box.
General

Author: Lévy-Bruhl, Lucien

Chicago, Ill.: The Open Court Publishing Co.

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; prospectus for "A new work in the history of philosophy...with twenty-three photogravure and half-tone portraits of French philosophers, from rare and classical sources. Also a bibliography of modern French philosophy." Five of these portraits are reproduced here, along with an extract from the text.

Physical Description

1 box

39263. Geographisches handbuch zu Andrees Allgemeinem handatlas, 1899. 1 box.
General

Bielefeld: Velhagen & Klafing

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; map; corners a bit creased, else fine. Prospectus printed in blackletter. Integral order form on back.

Physical Description

1 box

36276. Alger, Israel: Pronouncing Bible., 1825. 1 box.
General

Author: Alger, Israel

Boston: Lincoln & Edmands

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; "Proposals by Lincoln & Edmands...for publishing, by subscription, a handsome stereotype edition of the Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments; in which all the proper names, and many other words, are accepted in a manner similar to the pronouncing Testament, and which is happily adapted to lead to a correct pronunciation, agreeably to the key and to the critical Pronouncing Dictionary of Mr. Walker". Includes excerpt from the work, recommendations, and conditions. Bottom of p. [4] order form. Five small tears from holes from earlier binding not affecting text.

Physical Description

1 box

36268. Edgeworth, Maria: Tales and novels of Maria Edgeworth., 1832. 1 box.
General

Author: Edgeworth, Maria

London: Baldwin and Cradock

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus of "an uniform edtion of...illustrated with superb engravings. To be published in monthly volumes, of the size and price of the Waverley novels". Also includes a list of the Works for young persons by Edgeworth and other Baldwin and Cradock publications, including The Swiss family Robinson, A complete edition of Robinson Crusoe, and Tales from Shakespeare. Three holes from previous binding, one of which has torn, not affecting text.

Physical Description

1 box

38057. Junius: The crisis of the country, 1840. 1 box.
General

Author: Junius

Boston: N.A. Thompson

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus printed on front page only; advertising this pamphlet in support of the Whig Republican Association; distributors include Thompson, Egbert Benson, T.K. & P.G. Collins, and Josiah Drake. ALS by Benson on inside and back of bifolium. At bottom of prospectus: "It is to be feared that the Whigs are too confident of success. Great exertions and sacrifices to the last moment are indispensable." Does not seem to be in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

36410. Sears, Robert: New pictorial family magazine., 1846. 1 box.
General

Author: Sears, Robert

New York: Robert Sears

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; illustrations, including wood engraving portrait of George Washington; prospectus for a magazine "established for the diffusion of useful knowledge. Also lists previous publications from Sears' Popular Pictorial Works, including the Pictorial History of the American Revolution. Back side provides terms for agents. Integral postage addressed to Otis Killburn Esq of Milford, Mass. Postmarked Jul. 10. Previous folds. Not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

42882. Kitto, John: A cyclopædia of biblical literature, abridged from the larger work, 1848. 1 box.
General

Author: Kitto, John

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 2, [6]; disbound; spine starting to split, else about fine. Publisher's catalogue and prospectus for the first of ten parts of Kitto's abridged encyclopedia, "designed to furnish a Dictionary of the Bible, not framed, as others had been, out of old materials, but embodying the products of the best and most recent researches in Biblical Literature, in which the scholars of this country and of the continent had been engaged." The subsequent 6 pp. list additional recently published works on geography, architecture, engineering, and the other sciences, as well as school books.

Filed under B.

Physical Description

1 box

42877. Kitto, John: A cyclopædia of biblical literature, abridged from the larger work, 1848. 1 box.
General

Author: Kitto, John

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 2, [6]; disbound; spine starting to split, else about fine. Publisher's catalogue and prospectus for the first of ten parts of Kitto's abridged encyclopedia, "designed to furnish a Dictionary of the Bible, not framed, as others had been, out of old materials, but embodying the products of the best and most recent researches in Biblical Literature, in which the scholars of this country and of the continent had been engaged." The subsequent 6 pp. list additional recently published works on geography, architecture, engineering, and the other sciences, as well as school books.

Filed under B.

Physical Description

1 box

36430. Shakespeare, William: Oeuvres completes de William Shakspeare [sic], en anglais, d'après la dernière édition publiée à Londres par Chalmers., 1850. 1 box.
General

Author: Shakespeare, William

Paris: Baudry

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo, illustration of Caliban from The Tempest at head of title; prospectus in French and English, and an announcement that the Baudry publishing house had just acquired from the Debure Frères, the remaining titles by Italian authors from the collection of Prault, Delalain, Molini, and others. Back side advertising other Baudry publications including works in English and Spanish. Foxing. No Baudry edition of the Complete Shakespeare located in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

36251. Goodrich, S.G.: A comprehensive geography and history, ancient and modern, of the whole world., 1857. 1 box.
General

Author: Goodrich, S.G.

New York: George W. Elliott

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (250 mm.), advertised as "A book for every man's library" by the late American consul at Paris. Previous folds, tear to left-hand edge not affecting text, verso with penciled note to "Mr. Editor".

Filed under E.

Physical Description

1 box

36252. Bunyan, John: Bunyan's complete works., 1860. 1 box.
General

Author: Bunyan, John

Philadelphia: J.W. Bradley

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (300 mm.) prospectus for "A new edition of Bunyan's complete works". "The above is the only complete and accurate edition of the Works of the Prince of Allegorical Writers." Also includes pricing for different bindings (Extra Superfine Paper, Antique Binding for $5.00). Tear from previous fold, slight foxing.

Physical Description

1 box

36429. Shakespeare, William: Chamber's household Shakespeare, Vol. 1. An edition purged of all impurities and objectionable phrases. Edited by R. Carruthers and W. Chambers, 1861. 1 box.
General

Author: Shakespeare, William

London: W. & R. Chambers

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 12mo (183 mm.); prospectus for what appears to be the beginning of a complete set of bowdlerized Shakespeare; Broadside verso provides sample page 71.

Physical Description

1 box

43905. A great map of Tennessee, from state surveys up to 1861, 1862. 1 box.
General

New York: Lloyd, J.T.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (430 x 330 mm.); faint previous folds, else about fine. Advertisement for several maps, including "Lloyd's Great Map of the Mississippi River, from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico," and "Lloyd's New County Map of the United States, Canadas, and New Brunswick". Prospectus not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

36351. Murray, James A.H.: A new English dictionary, on historical principles: Founded mainly on the materials collected by the Philological Society...Part 1. A-Ant (pp. xvi, 352), 1884. 1 box.
General

Author: Murray, James A.H.

Oxford, England: Clarendon Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to (330 mm.); specimen page (pp. 139 and 259) inserted; discoloration to front leaf.

Physical Description

1 box

36422. Murray, James A.H.: A new English dictionary on historical principles, founded mainly on the materials collected by The Philological Society., 1888. 1 box.
General

Author: Murray, James A.H.

Oxford: Clarendon Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; prospectus for parts 1 and 2 of the dictionary, with opinions of the press and a "microscropic facsimile of page 655". Printed on yellow paper.

Physical Description

1 box

36421. Murray, James A.H.: A new English dictionary on historical principles, founded mainly on the materials collected by The Philological Society., 1888. 1 box.
General

Author: Murray, James A.H.

Oxford: Clarendon Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; prospectus for volumes 1-3 of the dictionary provides reviews from the press and a reduced facsimile of page 846. Printed on pink paper, previous folds, some discoloration to top edge.

Physical Description

1 box

37694. Kipling, Rudyard: Works, 1890. 1 box.
General

Author: Kipling, Rudyard

London: Macmillan & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 16mo (161 mm.); list of titles by Kipling available from the press, including both Jungle Books.

Physical Description

1 box

36345. [Heston, Watson]: Freethinkers' pictorial text book showing the absurdity and untruthfulness of the Church's claim to be a divine and beneficent institution, and revealing the abuses of a union of Church and State., 1890. 1 box.
General

Author: [Heston, Watson]

New York: The Truth Seeker.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, large 8vo (264 mm.); wood engraving illustration, list of the illustration classifications. Prospectus heralds Heston as "the artist-hero of Liberalism". Pink paper, tears from previous folds, affecting the engraving.

Physical Description

1 box

37822. Forcellini, Scheller, and Luenemann: Leverett's Latin lexicon, 1890. 1 box.
General

Author: Forcellini, Scheller, and Luenemann

Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for several titles, including the Lexicon and William Gardiner's "The Music of Nature, or, an attempt to prove that what is passionate and pleasing in the art of singing, speaking, and performing upon musical instruments, is derived from the sounds of the animated world: with curious and interesting illustrations". Holes from previous binding, corners and edges a bit worn.

Filed under W.

Physical Description

1 box

36250. Frye, Alex E.: Frye's complete geography., 1895. 1 box.
General

Author: Frye, Alex E.

Boston: Ginn & Company

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (260 mm.) wood engraving illustrations of a Kaffir boy and girl and a Sudanese woman; verso side of Broadside shows a relief map of the United States ("the largest and most artistic relief map of the United States ever placed in a book"). Previous folds, upper left hand corner torn, not affecting text. Tauted as "The only geography which meets the requirements of the 'Committee of Ten'".

Physical Description

1 box

45567. Garrigues, Henry J. : Diseases of women, 1895. 1 box.
General

Author: Garrigues, Henry J.

Philadelphia: Saunders, W. B.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 18 x 11 cm.) printed on tan wove stock; a few small closed tears, else very good. Prospectus for "A practical work on Gynaecology for the use of students and practitioners, written in a terse and concise manner." Advertisement on verso for J. P. Crozer Griffith's "The Care of the Baby: a manual for mothers and nurses."

Physical Description

1 box

45566. Hyde, James Nevins, & Frank H. Montgomery. : A manual of syphilis and the venereal disease, 1895. 1 box.
General

Author: Hyde, James Nevins, & Frank H. Montgomery.

Philadelphia: Saunders, W. B.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 18 x 11 cm.), printed on rose wove stock; small loss at lower corner, else very good. Prospectus for a work "profusely illustrated," "with a view of elucidating the text." Advertisement on verso for Carl Beck's "A Manual of the Modern Theory and Technique of Surgical Asepsis."

Physical Description

1 box

38080. [List of new titles], 1899. 1 box.
General

New York: Macmillan Company

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 16mo. List of new titles divided into 4 sections, "New Novels," "Stories of Adventure," "Three Striking Books," and "150,000 in 15 Weeks". Titles include Winston Churchill's "Richard Carvel" and "The Celebrity".

Physical Description

1 box

43460. Longus: Notice sur une nouvelle edition de la traduction françoise de Longus, par Amyot, et sur la découverte d'un fragment grec de cet ouvrage, 1810. 1 box.
General

Author: Longus

Paris: Imprimerie de Crapelet.

Scope and Contents

Small 8vo, pp. 16; 20th-century marbled paper-covered boards, white printed paper cover label; fine. Prospectus for a new edition of Daphnis et Chloé to be published in Florence by Piatti, 1810.

Physical Description

1 box

42873. Barbour, John: The life of King Robert Bruce...and of the acts and deeds of Sir William Wallace, by Henry the Minstrel, commonly called Blind Henry; with biographical sketches, notes, and a glossary, by John Jamieson, 1814. 1 box.
General

Author: Barbour, John

London: Ballantyne et al.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 216 mm.); a fine, untrimmed copy. At head of title: "Proposals for printing a new and elegant edition," to be published in two volumes 4to. At foot of verso: "Also, Just Published by the same Author, Hermes Scythicus; or, The Radical Affinities of the Greek and Latin Languages to the Gothic." Also mentioned in passing, "The Author has lately received some copies of his Dictionary from India, which were unclaimed, in consequence of the death or removal of the subscribers there."

Physical Description

1 box

42366. Associazioni varie..., 1816. 1 box.
General

Milan: Gio. Silvestri.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; near fine. Publisher's catalogue of available titles, including "Collezione di Poeti Classici italiani" in 30 volumes; and Gaetano Termanini's "Chirurgia minore".

Physical Description

1 box

38061. Missionary Herald, 1822. 1 box.
General

Boston: American Board of Commissioners

Scope and Contents

12mo, pp. 12; self wrappers (minor staining), some foxing, very good. pamphlet heading reads "To all who love Zion, the Prudential Committee of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, address themselves in behalf of the Missionary Herald". Prospectus for this journal also includes "View of the missions under the direction of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions". 4 copies located in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

43900. The Indiana commercial recorder devoted to commerce, politics, agriculture, internal improvements and general literature, 1827. 1 box.
General

New Albany: Foster & Campbell.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; previous folds, loss along top edge affecting first line of p. [3] drop title, additional tears affecting text; fair. Circular accomplished in manuscript, integral manuscript address to Coll. Sutton, Louisville.

Physical Description

1 box

41974. Moniteur de l'industrie: journal technologique, 1827. 1 box.
General

Paris: Imprimerie de C. Thuau.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; previous fold, 2 minor red ink stains on back cover, else very good. Prospectus for a journal covering new technological and artistic products and innovations: "Ils y voient les nouvelles machines, nouveaux procédés et ouvrages que les Arts, les Manufactures et le Commerce sont intéressés à connaître". Includes a short extract from the November, 1827 issue titled "Moyens de Prévenir l'Asphyxie," by M. Labarraque.

Physical Description

1 box

45447. Sears' pictorial family library, 1849. 1 box.
General

New York: American Pictorial Book Establishment

Scope and Contents

Broadside (21.6 x 140 cm); engraved steel-cut illustrations, one nearly full-page; edges rather ragged, one tear at top edge affecting a letter, recent ballpoint pen note at head of verso; else very good. Most likely removed from a book. "Agents Wanted" printed at head of verso. Includes rather lukewarm or hasty testimonials from, among others, Hamilton Fish, governor of New York. Call for agents "in every section of the Union."

Physical Description

1 box

39266. O'Hanlon, John: The life of St. Malachy O'Morgair, bishop of Down and Connor, Archbishop of Armagh, patron of these several dioceses, and delegate apostle of the Holy See for the Kingdom of Ireland, 1859. 1 box.
General

Author: O'Hanlon, John

Dublin: John O'Daly.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; integral order form with imprint information has been neatly excised, corners a bit creased. At head of title: "Prospectus."

Physical Description

1 box

39267. Hebrew lyrics by an octogenarian, 1859. 1 box.
General

London: Wertheim, Macintosh, and Hunt.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 12mo; edges a bit toned, bottom left-hand corners abit creased, else fine. Prospectus for the "Drawing-room Edition," and mostly comprised of press opinions.

Physical Description

1 box

43903. Quincy Herald, 1862. 1 box.
General

Quincy, Ill.: Brooks & Cadogan.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (254 x 152 mm.); text printed in double column on yellow paper; fine. Drop title: "Prospectus of the Quincy Herald, for 1862. No change of editor or principles." Advertisement for "This staunch, old-established and popular Democratic journal." Prospectus not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

43891. Agnew, J. S. and J. Holmes Agnew: Citizenship, sovereignty. An appeal from the West, to defend the inestimable privileges of free citizenship, state and federal, and the natural and acquired rights of these sovereign states, 1863. 1 box.
General

Author: Agnew, J. S. and J. Holmes Agnew

New York: Wright, J.S.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (305 x 114 mm); previous fold, small loss to top edge not affecting text; very good. Advertisement circular for a Civil War-era pamphlet urging the uniting of the North. At head of title: "A Book For Every Citizen! For every citizen-soldier! Citizenship, State and Federal, Endangered! State Sovereignty Dishonored!" Contents includes a short description of each of the work's 21 sections.

Physical Description

1 box

13704. Norris, Edwin.: [Drop-title:] Specimen of an Assyrian dictionary., 1867. 1 box.
General

Author: Norris, Edwin.

London: Williams & Northgate

Scope and Contents

First edition, 8vo, pp. 32; pages slightly browned, disbound from original wrappers, else very good. Norris was an orientalist and Cornish scholar who wrote a number of books on oriental languages and ethnography. Three volumes of his Assyrian dictionary were published between 1868 and his death in 1872. From the library of William Sandys Wright Vaux (1818-1885). Vaux was a member of the Department of Antiquities in the British Museum, and was keeper of the department of coins and medals from 1861-1870. He was secretary to the numismatist John Yonge Akerman, and later became president of the Numismatic Society. Vaux was also involved in the early development of the Oxford Movement and was secretary of the Royal Society of Literature. Vaux wrote many works on the history and antiquities of the Middle East.

Physical Description

1 box

43640. Scientific American 1876 subscription list, 1875. 1 box.
General

New York: Munn & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (286 x 210 mm.); pictorial blank subscribers' list lithographically printed in black, red, and gilt depicting various scientific and mathematical tools and apparti, as well as the throw-away putto; previous folds, else about fine. Printed by Schumacher & Ettlinger.

Physical Description

1 box

38835. [Woods, Matthew.]: Specimen pages from Rambles of a physician: or, a midsummer dream. By a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania...In two volumes.--Vol. 1, 1889. 1 box.
General

Author: [Woods, Matthew.]

Philadelphia: Dunlap & Clarke

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 43; black and white steel engravings, most full-page; original drab pictorial wrappers (a bit soiled), beginning to detach at spine, rubber stamp on front wrapper; interior fine. Laid in small Broadside prospectus for the completed work: "If you are in doubt about what to give a fried as a Christmas present, or what to buy for yourself, what more suitable than 'Rambles of a Physician'". List of subscribers of the finished set in back, with indication to those "deceased since subscribing". One copy in OCLC, at the National Library of Medicine.

Physical Description

1 box

42376. De'Brignoli, Giovanni: Programma [heading title], 1846. 1 box.
General

Author: De'Brignoli, Giovanni

Bologna: Tipografia Sassi.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; previous fold, else near fine. Prospectus for a work on flowers, apparently never published.

Physical Description

1 box

42886. Martin, Thomas: The workman's cyclopoedia...The circle of the mechanical arts, or A dictionary of practical science. Intended for the use of workmen, 1812. 1 box.
General

Author: Martin, Thomas

London: Gale and Curtis.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 216 mm.); 3 small holes along left-hand edge from previous binding, edges a bit worn and darkened, else a good, untrimmed copy. "It has justly been remarked by those who have had occasion to consult the numerous treatises already published on the Mechanical Arts and Manufactures, that they are so deficient in detail, or so involved in abstruse terms, as to render them almost unintelligible, and therefore proportionately useless to the generality of practical readers." Among the subjects to be broached by the encyclopedia include architecture, edge tools, chemistry, dying, glassmaking, tanning, soapmaking, bleaching, cements, and many others.

Physical Description

1 box

45469. Hoover, S[amuel] W.: Autograph letter, signed, on Brethren's Book and Tract Work letterhead, to Elder S. R. Greg, regarding "The House We Live In", 1887. 1 box.
General

Author: Hoover, S[amuel] W.

Dayton, OH: Brethren's Book and Tract Work

Scope and Contents

Two leaves of letterhead, 4to (approx. 28 x 20 cm.); a little browning along previous folds, else very good. A lengthy letter giving a glimpse of the ways in which a religious group like the Brethren move toward corporate discernment in doctrinal matters in their publications, in this case the move away from the traditional "double mode" of foot-washing (one man washes, another dries) and into the "single mode" (a man both washes and dries) and how the practice is portrayed in the tract The House We Live In (by the here-unnamed Daniel Vaniman). Includes a somewhat minute schedule of committee meetings and logistics for having the single mode noted in the ordinances of new editions of the above-mentionted tract: "The examining Com. place the 'Tract' into our hands for publication just as it reads. If the Com. decide to request the S. C. to make the change, we hope you will not let it go any further than your District meeting." Hoover closes with the observation that the Brethren Book and Tract Work "has a great future before it"--but that it "needs the support of the brethren and means to make it effective."

Physical Description

1 box

43002. Gazette des départemens, 1800. 1 box.
General

Paris: Baillio.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (320 x 190 mm.), edges untrimmed, lightly darkened, else about fine. Prospectus for a new journal whose main advertised quality is its brevity: "plus court de moitié que la plupart des autres, c'était leur épargner de l'ennui, et consulter leur intérèt". The last three-quarters of text printed on the Broadside verso is devoted to the list of works currently available at the Imprimeur-Libraire Baillio, including the translation of Evelina and Le Chateau d'Otrante, among others.

Physical Description

1 box

42371. Bibliotheca classica poetarium Græcor. cur. typ…, 1820. 1 box.
General

Stamperia del Seminario di Padova.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (189 mm.); near fine. Publisher's advertisement for 2 series, the above-mentioned and "Bibliotheca Classica Scriptorum Prosaicor. Græcor..."

Physical Description

1 box

41972. Atlas géographique et statistique des départemens de la France, 1830. 1 box.
General

Paris: Baudouin Frères.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; previous fold, faint damp stains to both upper corners, else very good. Prospectus for a set of 86 maps of the different regions of France to be sold separately and "entourées d'une description statistique composée en caractères mobiles, et formant chacune un tableau complet par département". Publisher's list of the Bibliothèque des Ouvrages en un Volume (i.e. titles available in one volume) printed on back cover.

Physical Description

1 box

42380. Sanguinetti, B.P.: Manifesto di associazione alla biblioteca del negoziante, 1835. 1 box.
General

Author: Sanguinetti, B.P.

Bologna: Francesco Cardinali.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (274 mm.); previous fold, some foxing, else very good. Prospectus for a work apparently never printed.

Physical Description

1 box

45464. Ouvrages publiés par l'Etablissement géographique de Bruxelles, fondé par Ph. Vandermaelen, en 1830, 1836. 1 box.
General

Bruxelles: Établissement Géographique de Bruxelles

Scope and Contents

24mo, pp. 26; table printed on p. [11]; slightly later plain stitched yellow wrappers, a touch dust-soiled, some dampstaining along bottom edge of textblock, else very good and sound. Annotated price guide to the Establissement's publications, which included atlases and globes as well as works on botany, chemistry, and military science. No copies in OCLC located outside France as of May, 2014.

Physical Description

1 box

42883. The people's dictionary of the Bible, 1847. 1 box.
General

London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 7, [1]; illustrations; self-wrappers; about fine. Announcement of the publication of the first of 2 volumes, providing extracts from the preface; opinions of the press; and 4 specimen pages. The reasoning behind a new dictionary of the Bible, argues the author, lies in the failings of extent works, which "are too expressly designed and constructed in order to support current opinions, to appear...suitable to afford to the public, especially to its more intelligent members, either such information as they need and may receive with confidence, or such views of the nature and evidence of Divine Revelation as may in the present day be least open to assault."

Physical Description

1 box

43003. Duchesne, E.-A.: De la prostitution dans la ville d'Alger, depuis la conquête, 1852. 1 box.
General

Author: Duchesne, E.-A.

Paris: Baillière, J.B.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; light foxing, previous fold, else very good. Prospectus for a study based on the author's research on public hygiene in the African province of Alger during the summer of 1851, choosing a topic "qui intéresse vivement la santé publique." An abridged table of contents is provided (starting with "Nécessité de la prostitution"), as well as a list of the author's previous works, whose subjects range from corn and wheat in Turkey to plants to strangulation to cholera to poisonous seafood.

Filed under B.

Physical Description

1 box

43100. Premiums, 1854. 1 box.
General

Boston: Watchman and Reflector.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; text printed on p. [1] only, blue paper; previously folded into self envelope addressed in manuscript; autograph letter signed "Upham, Ford, and Olmstead" on p. [3]; minor spotting, else very good. Publisher's special offer: "To any old subscriber who will send us a new subscriber to the Watchman and Reflector, with advance payment, we offer as a premium either of the following named Works..." These include "Journal of a Voyage from Boston to the West Coast of Africa"; "Lectures to Young Men," by Rev. Rufus W. Clark; "Ida May" ("pronounced by competent judges to be fully equal if not superior to Mrs. Stowe's famous work, Uncle Tom's Cabin"); "The Modern Horse Doctor" by G.W. Dadd; or "The American Reformed Cattle Doctor," also by Dadd. Additional premiums: "To any old subscriber sending four dollars in payment for his own subscription, and that of one new subscriber, we offer--Forrester's Boys and Girls' Magazine"; and "We also offer for one new subscriber, cash in advance, either of the Theological Works of Rev. Dr. Cummings". Of these premiums, the autograph letter notes: "It is the most liberal we have offered our friends, and we hope you may find among so large a variety a strong inducement to obtain one or more subscribers to an old friend and acquaintaince--The Watchman & Reflector. Of one thing we feel certain in making these offers, yours is the Best Side of the Bargain." Self envelope addressed to B. Hodgdon, Portsmouth, N.H.; postal cancellation dated Boston, December 12. Not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

43101. Richardson, Stephen: To the readers of the N.Y. Herald, 1860. 1 box.
General

Author: Richardson, Stephen

New York: Newsdealers Union.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (241 x 171 mm.); previous fold, edges a bit worn from handling, else very good. Announcement from the Newsdealers Union concerning the lowering of the price of the Herald at the newsdealers' expence: "You are aware the price of the Herald has been reduced to two cents, but you are not aware that the proprietor of that paper loses nothing by the reduction, as he deducts 1-3 of that cent from the already too small profits of the newsman, and compels the advertisers to lose the other 2-3 cent by paying 5 cents additional on each line of advertising." Signed in print by the Union president Stephen Richardson, Barth. Clarkin, Secretary. Not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

40745. The New York news, daily, semi-weekly, and weekly, 1862. 1 box.
General

New York: Benjamin Wood.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (352 mm.); a few faint ink stains, very minor wear from previous folds, contemporary notes on verso, manuscript list of subscribers tipped in. Prospectus for this New York newspaper (1855-1906), which had previously been shut down for 18 months in 1861 for being sympathetic to the enemy. Accordingly, the text begins with: "The New York News has battled against despotism for four years of blood and terror in assertion of the sanctity of the Constitution. A patriotism sufficiently broad to embrace both sections has been its only guide, and it refers now with honest pride to its record to show that it has not turned to the right or to the left under all the violence of arbitrary power." A list of terms as well as a blank table for agents to list subscribers. Benjamin Wood (1820-1900) purchased the paper in 1860 and would remain its editor until his death; he would also be a Democratic member of the House of Representatives (1863-5) and the U.S. Senate (1866-7).

Physical Description

1 box

42194. [Wilkins, W.A.]: Hiram Green's kontemplated grand 10-cent-enial squawk! and hand organ jubilee, 1870. 1 box.
General

Author: [Wilkins, W.A.]

New York: American News Company.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (250 x 103 mm.); engraved illustration, printed on purple paper; top edge faded, dampstained with a few shallow tears not affecting text, else very good. Advertisement for a "humorous work, being, as its name purports, a Burlesque on the Beethoven Musical Jubilee, and other Institutions of that nature". Prospectus not in OCLC; one copy of "How's this for high? The Beethoven musical festival and Boston Peace Jubilee, to be outdone by 'Hiram Green's' kontemplated grand 10-cent-enial squawk, and hand-organ jubliee, to be held at Central Park, New York," a chapbook of 24 pp., located at the New York State Library, OCLC 32220455. The OCLC entry further describes the text within, in part: "W.A. Wilkins, better known as the author of the humorous essays, by 'Hiram Green, Esq., lait gustice of the Peece, of Skeenesboro, nye unto Varmount...'" The Broadside's illustrations shows Hiram Green himself, sitting at a desk and reading a newspaper. A caption in small type underneath shows him exclaiming: "If the public is as tickled over this as I am, won't that be high" --H.G. Williams Albert Wilkins (1840--?) was a journalist from Whitehall, New York. At about the time of this chapbook he was making a go of it in New York City: "In 1870 what appeared as his guiding star shone over his horizon. A new comic weekly paper had been introduced to the residents of New York. It was known as Punchinello, and its publisher made William Albert Wilkins, of Whitehall, a handsome offer to assume the editorial chair. Wilkins was not long in making a decision whether to accept the offer or no. In an evil moment he bade good-bye to the clothing business and hied himself to New York. His salary and the paper ended their existence in five months' time, and the Whitehall merchant was cast adrift in the great metropolis," (Clemens, Famous Funny Fellows: Brief Biographical Sketches of American Humorists, p. 155). Having failed, Wilkins returned to Whitehall and resumed life as a journalist, humorist, and politician.

Physical Description

1 box

42385. Frueauff, J.F.: Catalogue of reliable attorneys, 1870. 1 box.
General

Author: Frueauff, J.F.

Columbia, PA: J.F. Frueauff.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; previous folds, light spotting to p. [1], else very good. Prospectus heading title: "What competent judges say of..." the author's catalogue, here in its second edition, corrected and completed. Original envelope, addressed in manuscript, stamped, and postmarked with request for payment along with pre-addressed return envelope laid in.

Filed under F.

Physical Description

1 box

42378. Cantù, Cesare: Milano: storia del popolo e pel popolo, 1871. 1 box.
General

Author: Cantù, Cesare

Milan: Giacomo Agnelli.

Scope and Contents

16mo, pp. 10; self wrappers, near fine.

Physical Description

1 box

40424. Read this offer: a list of 100 popular novels of the surprise series, 1880. 1 box.
General

Rochester, N.Y.: Wm. S. Kimball & Co.

Scope and Contents

Miniature (71 x 39 mm.), bifolium; fine. List of titles available from this cigarette company, "any one of which will be mailed FREE on receipt of Thirty (30) Album Certificates, one of which is packed in each box of our cigarettes". A clever incentive to take up smoking and/or reading. Not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

42389. [Prospectus for publications and library materials], 1884. 1 box.
General

Chicago: Frank Shepard.

Scope and Contents

3 leaflets, 2 8vo bifolia, the other a Broadside (273 mm.); previous folds, else near fine. Stamped and addressed envelope mailed by Shepard. Shepard began his career as a law bookseller in Chicago. The three items in this group were mailed to an attorney in Indiana. One item is a prospectus for Myer's Federal Decisions, another promotes Wait's Actions and Defenses, with a "Reduction in Price". The third promotes the innovative book-owner's leather spine label (a sample is affixed to the advertisement), "Shepard's Legal File Cover," "Portraits of Eminent Lawyers," and "Shepard's Reference Stand--500 Sold During 1884".

Physical Description

1 box

44960. Rice, Allen Thorndike, ed.: A gallery of historic portraits: reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln, 1885. 1 box.
General

Author: Rice, Allen Thorndike, ed.

New York: MacCulloch, Hugh B.

Scope and Contents

8vo, bifolium; printed on pale pink paper in brown; a few short tears from previous folds not affecting text; very good. At head of title: "Vivid pen-pictures of the real Lincoln as he lived, moved, and talked". Contributors include Ulysses S. Grant, Frederick Douglass, Henry Ward Beecher, and Walt Whitman. Contents include a sample anecdote by Grant and nearly 60 press notices. From the Washington National Republican: "A supremely interesting volume"; from the N.Y. Church Press: "It is an interesting volume"; from the Kingston Daily Leader: "It is a most interesting volume". "The North American Review," also advertised on p. [4].

Physical Description

1 box

45468. Reeder, A. P.: Around the golden deep: a romance of the Sierras, 1888. 1 box.
General

Author: Reeder, A. P.

San Francisco: Samuel Carson & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (29 x 20 cm); illustrated with an engraving of the San Francisco Book House of Carson & Co.; about fine. With the red ticket announcing the publication of the book and a small slip of yellow paper with the book's title printed on recto and verso. Two-column circular announcing the publication of A. P. Reeder's work by an early San Francisco publishing house. As advertised in this prospectus, the scenes in Reeder's book "open up a field entirely new in the world of fiction--the heart of the Sierras at the present time." The book also includes a chapter entirely devoted to the San Joaquin.

Filed under B.

Physical Description

1 box

42390. Lawyers' reports annotated, 1888. 1 box.
General

Rochester, NY: Lawyer's Cooperative Publishing Co.

Scope and Contents

2 items, bifolia, 4to and 8vo ; illustration to one, printed in red, tan, and black, the other printed on green paper; several tears from previous folds affecting text without loss of meaning, some archival tape repair. Blank order form laid in. Established in 1888 and entering a second series in 1906, the Lawyers' Reports Annotated is one of the most important of the modern American reporters. Asking the attorney, "Is Not This What You Want?," the brochure promises "The Best Reports Ever Published" for lawyers with ambitions beyond "police court and cow cases".

Physical Description

1 box

43895. Morgan, W.H.: History of the ninth reg't Indiana vet. vol. infantry, 1890. 1 box.
General

Author: Morgan, W.H.

Peabody, Marion County, Kansas: Morgan, W.H.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 254 x 140 mm.); text framed within typographiclly decorative border, printed on pink paper in double column; previous folds, else fine. Prospectus for the author's projected "history of our old regiment, comprising a full account of its first organization, the three months campaign, the reorganization, the following two years service, the re-enlistment on Raccoon Mountain, Georgia, near Whiteside, Tennessee, as veterans, and the continued service until the close of the war." With original envelope addressed in manuscript to John Morgan of Fredericks Co., Maryland. If Morgan succeeded in completing and publishing his history, no copies of the finished work or this prospectus appear in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

42360. The murder and decapitation of beautiful Pearl Bryan, 1890. 1 box.
General

Cincinnati: Barclay & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (300 x 230 mm.); 2 woodcut illustrations; previous folds, one panel tanned, 1 1/2-inch tear expertly mended; very good. Bilingual prospectus with German blackletter text on verso: "Der graufame mord der schönen Pearl Bryan". Announcing the publication of a gruesomely illustrated account of how a "murdered girl's head was carried in a valise through the streets of Cincinnati" by two men who murdered her in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. The headless horror resulted from an abortion, botched by two medical students, who, to cover their crime, cut off the head of the woman they killed from a cocaine overdose during the operation. Despite the advertisement's account, the head was never found, although the doctors, Jackson and Walling, would eventually be convited and hanged. Described here as "A good lesson to wayward inclined young folks". See McDade 502.

Physical Description

1 box

42361. The secrets of the harem revealed, 1890. 1 box.
General

Cincinnati: Barclay & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (303 x 220 mm.); 2 engravings; previous folds, else near fine. Bilingual prospectus with German blackletter text on verso: "Die geheimnisse des harems entschleiert". We have been unable to find any evidence that this exposé of the outrages committed against the Armenian population was indeed ever published. Still, prospective readers were promised an "array of fiendish and lustful crimes...of the most closely veiled Institution of modern times--the HAREM". In the spirit of the advertisement, the illustration on the recto shows a lad being flung to his death by a scimitar-wielding fiend.

Physical Description

1 box

42358. The thrilling and exciting story of the world renowned Hatfield-McCoy feud, 1890. 1 box.
General

Cincinnati: Barclay & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (300 x 220 mm.); 2 illustrations; previous folds, else near fine. Bilingual prospectus with German text in black letter on verso: "Die schanervolle und aufregende geschichte der weltbekannten Hatfield-McCoy fehde". Announcing the vivdly illustrated account of "this widely known Family War that has waged for many years in the Cumberland Mountains of West Virginia and Kentucky, and a mountain wooing that has suddenly reconciled two families after almost thirty years of shooting at sight and defiance of the law in the BLOODIEST FEUD IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES". The prospectus is almost certainly for Barclay's rare pamphlet, The Great Hatfield-McCoy Feud. A True Story of Love and War in the Cumberland Mountains of West Virginia and Kentucky (OCLC locates 4 copies of the pamphlet, and there is no mention of the prospectus).

Physical Description

1 box

37823. Bowyer: Mr. Bowyer's address to the patrons of his work entitled the illustrated record of the present important events of Europe, 1890. 1 box.
General

Author: Bowyer

Bowyer

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (401 mm.); announcement of the last volume of Bowyer's Illustrated Record. Shallow tears along edges, previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

43902. Howard, O.O. and W. Fletcher Johnson: The life of Gen. Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, the last of the great generals, 1891. 1 box.
General

Author: Howard, O.O. and W. Fletcher Johnson

Philadelphia: Dickey-Hanna Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (559 x 406 mm.); photographic portrait of Sherman; previous folds with a few short neat tears affecting text without loss of meaning, else very good. Advertisement recruiting sales agents for the as-yet unfinished work. The publisher promised to make the book available in two bindings and on easy terms to prospective agents.

Physical Description

1 box

45463. The horseman, 1895. 1 box.
General

Chicago: Horseman

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; composite illustration printed in red on p. [1]; previous fold, a few smudges and light dust-soiling, else very good. A brochure urging new dealers to continue to carry the magazine The Horseman, since "the sale of the Christmas number of The Horseman through the agencies of dealers was larger in 1895 than in any previous year despite the dull times, we very naturally attributed that unparalleled sale to the excellence of the publication, and to the additional fact that enterprising dealers became personally interested in displaying a creditable number and advocating it to their many patrons." The illustration shows a man in evening dress who has been given a horse's head.

Physical Description

1 box

42491. Drummond, William Henry: The habitant, and other French-Canadian poems...With an introduction by the French-Canadian poet laureate Louis Frechette. Very fully illustrated by F.S. Coburn, 1897. 1 box.
General

Author: Drummond, William Henry

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (194 mm.); some toning, bottom edge a bit worn, else very good. Prospectus for the "Library Edition" and the "Large-paper edition," consisting mainly of press notices from England, Canada, and the United States.

Physical Description

1 box

38060. Bombardment of Santiago! The terrific fight on land and sea to capture the Cuban stronghold, 1898. 1 box.
General

Utica: Utica Sunday Globe

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 12mo (183 mm.); color illustration of the American and Cuban flags; shallow tea to left-hand edge not affecting text, very good. Advertisement for a "colored picture of the greatest naval engagment [sic] the world ever saw. The destruction of the Vizcaya and the rest of the Spanish fleet." Prospectus for this Spanish-American War illustration not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

42368. Groppali, Alessandro: La genesi sociale del fenomeno scientifico: introduzione a una storia critica della sociologia contemporanea con prefazione di Roberto Ardigò, 1899. 1 box.
General

Author: Groppali, Alessandro

Torino: Fratelli Bocca.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, small 8vo; previous fold, light toning, else near fine. Detailed table of contents provided.

Filed under B.

Physical Description

1 box

41973. Notice des ouvrages nouveaux qui se trouvent chez Rousselon, Libraire-Editeur, rue d'Anjou-Dauphine, no. 9, à Paris, 1827. 1 box.
General

Paris: Rousselon.

Scope and Contents

Small 8vo, pp. 8; self wrappers, light wear from handling, previous fold, else very good. Provides detailed descriptions of four new publications, including "Cours Complet d'Économie Rurale," in 30 volumes, with titles devoted to diverse subjects such as gardening and hunting dogs; "Journal des Jardins, ou revue horticulturale, contenant la description et la culture de tous les végétaux utiles ou d'agrément introduits chaque mois, en France"; "Paris et ses Environs"; and "Dictionnaire de la Pénalité dans toutes les Parties du Monde Connu". Catalogue also provides a backlist of available titles. Prospectus printed at the Imprimerie de Casimir, Paris.

Physical Description

1 box

42372. Agli amatori delle belle arti, 1822. 1 box.
General

Modena: Vincenzi.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (290 mm.); previous fold; edges and fold darkened, a bit worn from handling, else very good. Announcement of the publication of a volume "in folio reale aperto carta velina fina, con caratteri de signori fratelli Amoretti di Parma," with 40 plates.

Physical Description

1 box

44962. Barrelle, A[?]: Two-page autograph letter, signed by 18 congregants, 1867. 1 box.
General

Author: Barrelle, A[?]

Brooklyn: Sarles, John W., Rev.

Scope and Contents

8vo, bifolium; text printed on pp. [1-2] only; minor blotting, previous fold, else fine. A letter written and signed by Barrelle (or Burrelle?) and 17 other congregants, entreating Sarles to publish a sermon delivered at the Long Island Baptist Association. "Believing that a wider circulation and perusal of its noble truths would contribute not a little to the triumph of the Gospel, we most affectionately request your ^consent to give it to the public." The only work published in 1867 or later by John W. Sarles, pastor of the Central Baptist Church, Brooklyn, appears to have been "Memorial of Mary E. Smalley, late wife of John W. Sarles...By her husband" (New York, 1867), although given the length of the finished work (217 pp.), it is doubtful that this is the "sermon" to which Barrelle was referring.

Physical Description

1 box

42538. Ferrario, Giulio: Prospectus de l'ouvrage intitulé Le costume ancien et moderne de tous les peuples, avec les conditions pour l'abonnement, 1815. 1 box.
General

Author: Ferrario, Giulio

Milano: Ferrario, Giulio

Scope and Contents

Large 4to, pp. 18; orginal blue printed wrappers; near fine. A very rare, extremely extensive, and luxuriously printed prospectus for the famous and successful work by the editor Giulio Ferrario, "Costume ancien et modern; ou, Histoire du gouvernement, de la milice, de la religion, des arts et des usages de tous les peuples anciens et modernes, d'après les monuments de l'antiquité, et avec des figures analogues aux divers sujets qui y sont traités, which was published in 17 large 4to volumes between 1815 and 1829 (4 volumes of additions appeared later between 1831 and 1834). Two versions were issued, one in Italian, for the domestic clients, and one in French, for the international market. The copies on fine paper with colored plates were sold for 2288 francs, while the copies in black and white cost 1716 francs. The work was sold in installments by subscription. Widely appreciated throughout Europe, Il costume antico e moderno was frequently reprinted and translated outside Italy as a pictorial encyclopedia containing historical, geographical, ethnological, and anthropological information related to every part of the world. Following Batelli's Florentin reprint of 1826, all the numerous editions published subsequently appeared in octavo format. In this prospectus, Ferrario explains why it is so important to know the costumes of all nations; then describes the contents of the work and its distribution. Finally in the subscription terms he writes: "Nous avons entrepris avec confiance cette dispendieuse édition, et nous n'avons rien épargné pour qu'elle fut exécutée avec toute la perfection, et avec tout le luxe typographique que peuvent comporter le plan que nous avons adopté, ainsi que la modicité du prix auquel nous nous sommes restreints, pour en faciliter l'acquisition aux personnes de toutes les classes...Mais quelle garantie leur [les abonnés] assurerons nous, pour empêcher, comme il arrive ordinairement, que ceux qui n'auront contribué en rien à la confection de cet ouvrage, ne viennent, après en avoir attendu tranquillement la publication, à se le procurer à un prix au dessous de celui qu'il aura coûté aux abonnés? Nous avons donc cru nécessaire de prendre des mesures propres à prévenir d'une manière efficace un semblable inconvénient; c'est pourquoi nous faisons un devoir de déclarer ici formellement, que nous considérons cette édition comme la propriété de tous ceux qui s'y seront abonnés, et que par conséquent il nous sera impossible dans aucun temps, ni pour un prix quelconque, de la livrer à d'autres personnes, qu'à celles qui se seront inscrites au nombre des souscripteurs. Nous diviserons ceux-ci en deux classes, selon la qualité des éditions: les exemplaires en grand in quarto en papier vélin sous imperial superfin, et avec les figures coloriées, n'excèderons pas le nombre de huit cents, dont la moitié en italien, et l'autre moitié en français...L'autre classe d'abonnés ne sera que de deux cents, comme le nombre d'exemplaires, qui seront imprimés en papier vélin de même grandeur, mais de seconde qualité, et avec les figures non coloriées...Nous nous ferons un devoir de remplir nos obligations avec une exactitude scrupuleuse...; et pour qu'on pense pas que nos intentions à cet égard se reduisent à de vaines protestations, nous offrons pour cautionnement la Maison de banque Bonola De-Simoni et Comp., laquelle s'engage à payer pour nous mille livres italiennes à tout abonné...Chaque volume sera partagé en cahiers qui contiendront chacun environ huit feuilles d'impression avec dix planches...Le prix de chaque cahier en papier vélin sous-impérial superfin avec les planches coloriées est de 16 livres italiennes, et de 12 livres même monnoie pour ceux de seconde qualité...La première livraison sortira le premier avril prochain. Milan le premier mars 1815" (pp. 15-18). Giulio Gerrario, a native of Milan, was editor and director of the Braindense Library from 1838; founder in 1802 of the "Società tipografica de' Classici italiani"; and the author of many historical-literary works (cf. C. Frati, Dizionario biobibliografico dei bibliotecari e bibliofili italiani, Firenze, 1933, pp. 221-222).

Physical Description

1 box

40425. Cothren, William: New edition of the history of ancient Woodbury, 1870. 1 box.
General

Author: Cothren, William

Woodbury: William Cothren.

Scope and Contents

4to, Broadside (255 x 203 mm.); previous folds, very minor wear along eges, else a very good copy. Prospectus for a new edition of a history of Woodbury, Connecticut, originally published sixteen years earlier. "The new edition will contain the whole of the matter contained in the former edition with about 300 pages of new matter." This edition limited to 200 copies. Connecticut State Library only copy of prospectus in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

36247. Moody, D.L.: The Gospel Awakening: Comprising one hundred and fifty sermons and addresses, prayer meeting talks, Bible readings and prayers of the great revival meetings conducted by Moody and Sankey., 1875. 1 box.
General

Author: Moody, D.L.

Hartford, CT: James Betts & Co.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; wood engraving portraits of D.L. Moody and two others. Special emphasis on the size of the piece (one volume in "861 octavo closely printed pages," as opposed to the usual three volumes) and superiority of this edition to other "so called Moody books". Also includes conditions of publication and prices for different bindings (English cloth, Parlor edition, or "Sheep, Library Style" for $3.25).

Filed under B.

Physical Description

1 box

38064. Bacon, Anderson L.: [Beautiful art], 1863. 1 box.
General

Author: Bacon, Anderson L.

New York City: Anderson L. Bacon

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (250 mm.); minor foxing, shallow tears to bottom edge not affecting text, previous folds. Advertisement heading reads: "I take the liberty of informing you that I am in possession of the most beautiful art ever before introduced in the Country". Also advertises that "Gentlemen can do well at it also". The vagueness and indication that women can "make money" off of this art indicates a certain lasciviousness or dishonesty, especially with Bacon's explanation that "My reason for not telling what the nature of the Art is, is because it would hinder those who purchase the instructions from charging a higher price to others". Not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

42369. Edizioni della stamperia…, 1820. 1 box.
General

Stamperia del Seminario di Padova.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (190 mm.); fine. Publisher's advertisement listing 3 available titles as well as 3 additional titles in production.

Physical Description

1 box

38916. Tolman, Geo. R.: A portfolio of twelve picturesque sketches of "Old Boston" buildings. From pen and ink sketches made upon the spot, 1882. 1 box.
General

Author: Tolman, Geo. R.

Boston: Geo. R. Tolman

Scope and Contents

Broadside, small 8vo (203 mm.); fine. Prospectus of a portfolio of drawings by the Bostonian architect and designer Tolman. Integral order form at bottom of Broadside. Prospectus not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

37565. Webster's dictionary of the English language. New edition (1880), with supplement of over 4000 new words and meanings, 1880. 1 box.
General

London: George Bell & Sons

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet; 16mo; prospectus also includes advertisement for recent additions to Bohn's Libraries, including Henry Fielding's "Adventures of Joseph Andrews," Molière's Dramatic Works, and Jean Paul Frierich Richter's Flower, Fruit and Thorn pieces.

Filed under B.

Physical Description

1 box

42386. Dumont, M.: Manuel des maires, de leurs adjoints, et des commissaires de police, 1825. 1 box.
General

Author: Dumont, M.

Paris: Librairie de Roret.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; uncut, fine. Prospectus for the eighth edition of Dumont's catalogue, "entièrement refondue"; additional advertisement for the sixth edition of Levasseur's "Manuel des Justices de Paix" on pp. [3-4].

Physical Description

1 box

42608. Yes: Prospectus for the Congressional Globe and appendix, 1837. 1 box.
General

Author: Yes

Washington: Blair & Rives.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (235 mm.); text printed in double columns; light wear and some foxing, else a very good, untrimmed copy. Provides subscription terms, with a description of the nature and importance of the Globe.

Physical Description

1 box

36257. Yes: Congressional Globe and Appendix., 1845. 1 box.
General

Author: Yes

Washington City: Blair & Rives

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (323 mm), prospectus advertising the New series of the Congressional Globe and Appendix to be stereotyped. Two columns of text, terms provided, table at bottom to list subscribers, post offices and states, and the two periodicals to be mailed. Previous folds, small stains to margins.

Physical Description

1 box

36419. Views of the Profile Mountains and the Profile Rock, or the "Old man of the mountain," at Franconia, New Hampshire, on two plates, with descriptive letter press, 1847. 1 box.
General

Boston: S.N. Dickinson

Scope and Contents

Folio, unpaginated, [2] leaves of plates. Includes short descriptions of both the Profile Mountains and the Profile Rock.

Physical Description

1 box

38066. Harris, Wm. C.: Prison life in the tobacco warehouse at Richmond. By a Ball's Bluff prisoner...of Col. Baker's California regiment, 1862. 1 box.
General

Author: Harris, Wm. C.

Philadelphia: George W. Childs

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (382 mm.); steel-engraving illustration at top, titled "Our last day in the Richmond Tobacco Warehouse Prison"; light soiling, very good. Prospectus provides the table of contents at the author's preface, in which he writes that "These sketches were written to lessen the tedium of my lengthy imprisonment...With the exception of 'Homeward Bound,' they were all written within prison walls, and brought to the North sewn securely in the lining of an overcoat." One copy of this prospectus in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

44552. Vickery's fireside visitor, 1888. 1 box.
General

Augusta, ME: Vickery, P.O.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 400 x 290 mm.); large engraved portrait (of Vickery?) on recto; previous folds, a few short tears, else very good. Advertisement calling for agents to sell this semi-monthly journal: "Now is the time for agents to make money! My New Premiums for the Coming Year in every way Surpass all others heretofore offered." Prospectus not in OCLC as of January, 2014.

Physical Description

1 box

39616. Johnson, Willis Fletcher and John Habberton: My country 'tis of thee; or, the United States of America, its past, present, and future, 1892. 1 box.
General

Author: Johnson, Willis Fletcher and John Habberton

Philadelphia: W.W. Houston & Company.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, large folio (508 mm.); 4 engraved illustrations, 3 of which show various views of the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1892-3; a few tears from previous folds affecting text without loss of meaning, else a very good copy. Advertises "A philosophic view of American history and of our present status, to be seen in the Columbian Exposition or World's Fair". Introduction by the President of the Board Lady Managers of the World's Columbian Exposition, Mrs. Potter Palmer. Call for 100,00 "wide awake agents to engage at once" and a word of caution against being "deceived and defrauded by unscrupulous publishers who are trying to palm off incomplete and unreliable works...You cannot afford to make a mistake in this matter. You have no time to experiment." Prospectus not in OCLC.

Filed under W.W. Ho.

Physical Description

1 box

42344. For the use of students and amateurs in landscape (on the 20th of February, 1816) will be published, in twelve numbers, to subscribers, five shillings - non-subscribers, six shillings each, and sold by the author, John Varley ... a series of twenty-four engravings in aquatinta, by F. C. Lewis..., 1816. 1 box.
General

London: Varley, John.

Scope and Contents

Large folio Broadside, outlining the features of A Treatise on the Principles of Landscape Design for Students and Amateurs in that Art, 1816-1817, with aquatint plates by Frederick Christian Lewis. See Abbey, Life, 187: "He was particularly happy in the unconventional sayings with which he sought to impress upon his pupils the principles that he considered of chief importance, and this gift of vivid illustration, with its striking perception of forcible analogies, appears also in the text of his treatises."

Physical Description

1 box

41976. Ouvrages entierement terminés [heading title], 1836. 1 box.
General

Paris: Béthune et Plon.

Scope and Contents

Folio Broadside (445 x 296 mm.); previous folds, light wear to edges from handling, else very good. Prospectus for 2 available titles, "Dictionnaire des Codes Français, ou, manuel de droit, dans lequel toutes les matières que renferment les codes sont distribuées textuellement par order alphabétique...suivi d'un vocabulaire des termes du droit, par A.F. Teulet"; and "Dictionnaire Abrégé de l'Académie Française, comprenant sans exception tous les mots de la langue écrite ou parlée, tous les termes d'art et métiers, et tous les mots adoptés dans les nouvelles nomenclatures scientifiques...Avec un préface par M. Vivien". Order blanks for both titles addressed to the agent Fauvel provided at bottom of Broadside.

Physical Description

1 box

43850. Agassiz, Louis: Contributions to the natural history of the United States, 1855. 1 box.
General

Author: Agassiz, Louis

Boston: Little, Brown and Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (248 x 191 mm.); previous folds, else about fine. Integral order blank printed on verso. "Without entering into a detailed account of the contents of this work, it may be sufficient here to state, that it will contain the results of my embryological investigations, embracing about sixty monographs, from all the classes of animals, especially selected among those best known as characteristic of this continent."

Physical Description

1 box

38065. Earl, W.: The illustrated silent friend! Being a complete guide to health, happiness and wealth; embracing subjects never before scientifically discussed, such as consumption, private diseases, self abuse, matrimony, sympathetic affinity..., 1858. 1 box.
General

Author: Earl, W.

Charlotte, Michigan: Dr. W. Earl & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (302 mm.); foxing, discoloration at previous folds, shallow losses along edge not affecting text, good. Prospectus for this panacean volume, which can both cure consumption and make the reader a "steady income of from $3000 to $5000 per annum, preserve the health, and become posted in all the tricks, imposition and cheats practiced in and out of large cities". A call for agents along left-hand gutter; F.A. Ells, General Agent. Not in OCLC; one copy of a prospectus from a different agent located at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Filed under W. Earl.

Physical Description

1 box

44967. The lives and battles of Tom Sayers, the champion of England, and John C. Heenan, "The Benecia Boy"; AND: Fights for the championship of England from 1740 down to 1859, including the great figtht between Sayers and Brettle, 1860. 1 box.
General

New York: De Witt, Robert M.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (12 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches); two illustrations; minor spotting, previous fold, else about fine. Prospectus for two pugilistic works, promising that "Immediately on the arrival of the steamer, we shall issue New Editions, with additional Illustrations, of the above two Sporting Books. This 'Battle Edition' will contain the Official Report of the Fight between Sayers and Heenan for the Champion's Belt, together with Full Accounts of the Training of the Combatants, their Movements, Incidents connected with the Contest, and closing with the Great Result!" The fight as described in the DNB: "Sayers's last and most famous fight was with the American, John C. Heenan...for 200l. a side and the championship. They met at Farnborough on Tuesday, 17 April 1860, and fought thirty-seven rounds in two hours and six minutes...Time after time Sayers was knocked down by blows, each of which seemed sufficient to finish the fight; but he always returned good-humoured, though serious, and delivered blow after blow on the American's eyes while on one occasion he actually knocked his opponent down...Heenan, apparently aware that in fighting he could gain no advantage, closed with Sayers whenever possible, and on one occasion got him in such a position on the ropes that strangulation was imminent. The ropes were cut, the crowd pressed into the ring...nevertheless a few more rounds were fought, when Heenan, who had hitherto fought fair, behaved in a way which would have lost him the fight had the referee been efficient...The result was declared a draw." (DNB XVII, p. 882.) The fight as described in the DAB: "Despite sercrecy to avoid police interference, there were 12,000 spectators of every degree from costermongers to peers. Even Queen Victoria is said to have requested the news of the result be conveyed to her. In a suppressed note of approval, the crowd marveled at Heenan's powerful physique...In the thirty-seventh round, the ring was broken by the 'bobbies,' but the enraged 'Benecia Boy' fought on, while some sixty Yankees held off the constables. Although he had knocked down Sayers repeatedly and the time was poorly kept, the referees declared a draw, a decision which the American press denounced as due to British partisanship." (DAB IV, p. 500.) Prospectus not in OCLC as of April, 2014.

Physical Description

1 box

42793. Harper's weekly, Harper's magazine, 1866. 1 box.
General

New York: Harper's Weekly.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (376 x 327 mm.); cream wove paper; previous folds, brief foxing, else very good. Complete Broadside aggregated from two separate copies, likely by the publisher: the top three-quarters being the prospectus and the bottom quarter (cut off and on the other side of the sleeve) being a circular letter addressed to the "Postmaster". An unusual Broadside prospectus for two national periodicals, complete with its separated cover or circular letter concerning annual postal subscriptions.The Broadside and the circular letter pairs sent out by Harper & Brothers to promote subscriptions for the upcoming year, 1867, appear to have been printed together and subsequently cut apart. We speculate that this was done by the publisher who addressed the circular to the Postmaster to whom they called "...attention to the inclosed Prospectus..." Because of the apparent misalignment of two printed ruled lines, one at the bottom of the prospectus and the other at the top of the circular, we further infer that the present two parts of the Broadside were aggregated by the publisher from different copies (i.e. they are non-conjugate), but mailed together as a complete advertising kit. The Broadside's advertising copy for Harper's Weekly touts its extensive use of illustrations, although Harper's Magazine, a monthly literary periodical, is announced to contain "...illustrations, wherever the Artist can aid the writer." The publishers intend that the latter magazine will include history, biography, travel narratives, poems, gossip, and "...shall contain a portion of at least one Serial Story". For example the Broadside announces that "[a]nother American Novel" will be commenced in the December, 1866 issue of Harper's Magazine: "'The Virginians in Texas,' a Tale by George F. Harrington, Author of 'Inside: A Chronicle of Secession'." The circular, dated November, 1866, clearly outlines subscription prices and terms. Inducements are made to the general public and to postmasters to form subscription clubs to obtain bulk subscription rates. The publishers also offer to sell back numbers of the periodicals as well as bound annual volumes and complete sets of the weekly (9 volumes) and monthly (33 volumes) magazines. Harper's Weekly is promoted as a family magazine, whereas Harper's Magazine is stated to combine "...in itself the racy monthly and the more philosophical quarterly, blended with the best features of a daily journal."

Physical Description

1 box

36273. [Worcester, Joseph E.]: Worcester's great quarto pictorial dictionary., 1878. 1 box.
General

Author: [Worcester, Joseph E.]

New York: The Independent

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (319 mm.), front side prospectus for Worcester's pictorial dictionary, verso advertising for The Independent as well as Rev. Joseph Cook's "Biology" and "Transcendentalism"; The works of Charles Dickens; and Frank B. Carpenter's The inner life of Abraham Lincoln. Small marginal tears at previous folds; two small tears on bottom quarter affecting text.

Filed under Ind.

Physical Description

1 box

36346. Chase, Edward: The memorial life of General Sherman. Being a graphic narrative of his boyhood and early life; education at West Point; career in Florida, California and Louisiana; his great campaigns, including Shiloh, Corinth and Vicksburg, the Bloody Campaign from Chattanooga to Atlanta, and the story of his great march to the sea., 1891. 1 box.
General

Author: Chase, Edward

Chicago: R.S. Peale & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (459 mm.); illustrated with three wood engravings. Also includes pre-printed sheets from the publisher and sent to merchants (in this case dry goods merchants S.N. Center & Son of Wilton, New Hampshire) whereby the merchants could give this book to their customers if they purchased $20 worth of goods at their store. Previous folds, very good.

Physical Description

1 box

43583. Es wird gebeten, dieses circular gesalligst auszubewahren, 1859. 1 box.
General

New York: Stohlmann, J. E.

Scope and Contents

Quarto Broadside on blue paper approx. 8 x 11 advertising two versions of certificates of marriage and of baptism in German and English; included with a sample of a folio certificate of marriage; edge wear and a few short tears, but overall very good. "The undersign flatters himself that these Certificates, as far as his knowledge goes, surpass, as to artistic execution,and ingenious and emblematical meaning, any heretofore published."

Physical Description

1 box

36400. New illustrated devotional and practical polyglot family Bible, containing the old and new Testaments, together with the apocrypha, concordance, and psalms in metre: Also, a carefully abridge edition of Dr. Wm. Smith's complete dictionary of the Bible; a history of all the religious denominations of the world, and the various sects, both ancient and modern; chronological and other valuable tables, designed to promote and facilitate the study of the sacred scriptures, etc. etc. Embellished with over 450 fine scripture illustrations., 1870. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (430 mm.); includes a synopsis of contents in seventeen bullet points; conditions; bindings (arabesque leather, marbled edges; arabesque leather, gilt edges, with marriage certificate; or French morocco, full gilt, paneled sides, with marriage certificate); verso side provides sample page and plate ("Christ in the Garden"; Chap. VVII, XVIII); tears from previous folds through plate and affecting text, loss left-hand edge affecting text of the sample page on verso, discoloration.

Physical Description

1 box

36342. New devotional and explanatory pictorial family Bible, containing 2,500 fine scripture illustrations, supberb steel plate engravings by Gustave Dore and other celebrated artists., 1880. 1 box.
General

Philadelphia, PA: Jones Bros. & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, long 4to (384 mm.); prospectus advertising the "Contrasted Edition" of this family Bible, with commission rates for agents and pricing for the different bindings available (American Morocco, Panelled Sides, Marbled Edges, $8.00). Verso provides information on the Bible canvassing-book for agents because "The Bible is so large and heavy that an Agent cannot conveniently carry a sample copy in canvassing". Previous folds. Very good.

Physical Description

1 box

44715. Verne, Jules.: Michael Sanderf [sic], 1885. 1 box.
General

Author: Verne, Jules.

Troy, N.Y.: J. M. Francis, Son & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 508 mm.); about fine. Announcement for the serialization of Verne's adventure novel "Mathias Sandorf" (here under the title "Michael Sanderf"), to be published in the Wednesday and Saturday issues of the Troy Daily Times, starting on the first of August, for three months. Broadside does not appear to be in OCLC as of March, 2014.

Filed under J.M. Fra.

Physical Description

1 box

44965. Rodenbough, T. F.: The bravest five hundred of '61, 1891. 1 box.
General

Author: Rodenbough, T. F.

New York: Dillingham, G. W.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (22 1/4 x 7 inches); illustration; a few very small tears from previous folds, else fine. Advertisement for "A History Of Heroism of the Rank and File of the Union Army...might be compiled from the Records of the War Department, by taking at random, sketches of those who won the rare and distinguished decoration of The United States Medal of Honor, given, by Act of Congress, to 484 out of nearly 3,000,000 men who fought for the Union." Includes press reviews and subscriber opinions, including that of Mrs. Gen. Geo. A. Custer ("With gratitude I embrace the opportunity to add my tribute"). The finished work was published as a large illustrated 8vo, in cloth ($3.50) or library-style sheep ($4.50). Broadside not in OCLC as of April, 2014.

Filed under Dill.

Physical Description

1 box

45150. Juvenile Holiday Books. Agents! These are the Books to Sell..., 1897. 1 box.
General

New York: Eaton & Mains

Scope and Contents

Folio bifolium, (approx. 18" high), the whole dealing with publication details for "4 books in this set, larger, brighter than ever before," including Stories and Rhymes and Happy Times, The Famous Men and Great Events of the 19th Century by Charles Morris; Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Bible History, and True Stories of American History for Young People. "To agents,. This is the line of books you should sell ... they are low in price, bright, attractive, salable..."

Physical Description

1 box

45149. Four superb gift-books for holidays and all other occasions, 1897. 1 box.
General

New York: Eaton & Mains

Scope and Contents

Folio bifolium, (approx. 18" high), the whole dealing with publication details for qa half-dozen books, including Famous Authors and Best Literature of England and America edited by William Wilfred Russell and Rufus M. Jiones, Haverford; True Stores for Great Americans for young Americans by Elbridge S. Brooks; and, Historical Stories of Americajn Pioneer Life, all "sold only by subscription through our regular agents." "To agents: This is the line of books you should sell ... Do not be persuaded to handle any other line."

Physical Description

1 box

45142. The First Citizen of the World. Life and Times of William E. Gladstone ... by John Clark Ridpath, 1898. 1 box.
General

New York: Eaton & Mains

Scope and Contents

Folio Broadside, the whole dealing with publication details and arguments for why the book should be purchased ("a superb octavo volume of 650 pages"). "Sold only by subscription. Agents wanted. Ministers, teachers, students, bright men and women, in ever town and district!!" Previous folds, else fine.

Physical Description

1 box

44062. Young, James Rankin: War with Spain, including battles on sea and land, 1898. 1 box.
General

Author: Young, James Rankin

Philadelphia: Standard Publishing Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 486 mm.); text printed in blue and red, 5 illustrations printed in blue, additional decorative vignettes printed in red and blue; previous folds, else about fine. Prospectus for Young's account of the Spanish-American War, published as "History of Our War with Spain," "Containing a Complete Account of the Destruction of the Battleship 'Maine;' Outbreak of Hostilities; Great American Naval Victory at Manila; Total Destruction of Admiral Cervera's Fleet; Hard Fought Battles in Cuba; Surrender of Santiago; Invasion of Porto Rico..." Also published in the Swedish language "at same prices" in cloth or full morocco.

Physical Description

1 box

45153. Again we come with our holiday books for 1899..., 1899. 1 box.
General

Philadelphia: International Publishing Company

Scope and Contents

Folio bifolium, 16" tall, previous folds, else fine. Extensively illustrated, and giving all the particulars on the holiday books, Happy Days in Goose Land, The Story of Forty Centuries, and Young People's History of Island Possessions, plus another. "Don't waste your time trying to sell cheap, inferior books when you can get the International Juveniles ... Our canvassing outfit is a handsome combination prospectus showing from 32 to 64 sample pages from each book ... Order one by return mail."

Physical Description

1 box

42609. Yes: Supplement to the Globe, 1836. 1 box.
General

Author: Yes

Washington: Blair & Rives.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (344 mm.); text printed in double columns; light wear, else very good. "Prospectus for an extra Globe. The presidential election-principles involved in the result-extra Globe." Francis Preston Blair, President Jackson's confidant and member of his Kitchen Cabinet, began publication of the Globe in 1830. John C. Rives was its business manager. This Broadside analyzes the 1836 election prospects of the Whig Party, that enemy "of Democratic principles" whose goal has already been "to put the chief power at the disposal of a few". In order to win, the Whigs count on the patronage and muscle wielded by the Bank of the United States, "the great wheel in the political organization of the [Whigs]". Its metamorphosis into a State Bank is a "mere imposture". In order to prevail, the Whigs must carry "the three equally divided States" of Mississippi, Missouri, and North Carolina. They can do so only be treachery, deception, and abandonment of all principle. Not in AI, Wise & Cronin, Sabin, or OCLC (as of 5/13). Evidently not in NUC.

Physical Description

1 box

42967. Quarto in-house scrapbook containing over 100 prospectuses, etc., 1859. 1 box.
General

London: Beeton, S. O.

Scope and Contents

102 leaves, each with a prospectus, publisher's announcement, trade cards for specific books, brief publisher's catalogues, etc., ranging in size from approx. 2¼ x 3½ inches, to 11½ x 18 inches, all tipped or pasted in; many specimens have pencil notes next to them recounting circumstances of publication, and a numbr of other are printer's proofs, some with in-house corrections and/or amendations; old marbled boards with green cloth backstrip, manuscript label on upper cover ("Prospectuses of S.O. Beeton's Publications") neatly lettered in a cursive hand, old label at the top of the upper cover reading "III-B (3)" indicating that this was perhaps one of a series kept in house; some pages torn (but not the inserted matter, some with spots and stains, but clearly many of these are unique and as a whole offers a fine history of the publications of this firm in the first half of the 1860s. Among the more compelling is a double-page illustrated announcement printed in orange and black for Beeton's Book of Poultry; a series of 6 Broadsides for various titles in Beeton's Penny Books series; and, needless to say, Mrs. Beeton's own Book of Household Management, and the ubiquitous Beeton's Christmas Annual.

Physical Description

1 box

40746. R.E.A. souvenir, 1880. 1 box.
General

Chicago: Butler, Sheldon & Company

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (271 mm.); small loss affecting text, else very good. Advertisement for the publisher's Progressive Readers, "the very best nature stories ever written". Printed on birch bark prepared by the Chippewa Indians of Michigan's upper peninsula. Does not appear to be in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

44963. [Murray, E. C. Grenville, et al.]: The social zoo. Satirical and humorous sketches of the human carnivora, 1884. 1 box.
General

Author: [Murray, E. C. Grenville, et al.]

London: Vizetelly & Co.?

Scope and Contents

Broadside (9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches); printed in red and black, 7 panels containing a total of 64 caricatures; previous folds, else fine. A handbill prospectus promoting the forthcoming satirical periodical, with contributions from leading journalists, satirists, and artists, notably Eustace Clare Grenville Murray (1824-1881) and Henry Savile Clarke (1841-1893). Comprises a 52-line poem beginning "WALK up, walk up, my Lords and Ladies! Walk up Gentleman! Public View - Tip-top folk of these careless gay days - Beasts, Birds, Fish, of the Social Zoo." Several leading figures are illustrated, including Disraeli, Tennyson, and Darwin. "Here's a lot who the flame of science kindle, and out of the old keep evolving the new; Of course you'll find both Darwin and Tyndall in the monkey-house of the Social Zoo." Broadside not in OCLC as of April, 2014.

Physical Description

1 box

43071. As others see us! Testimonials that testify! Don't take our word for it, but read what others say. Our grand books and "new plans" literally sweeping the country. Fortunes made by agents canvassing under our special system, 1888. 1 box.
General

St. Louis, MO: Historical Publishing Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (584 x 229); 3 wood-engraved portrait vignettes in text printed in triple columns; previous folds wtih some closed and intertextual tears with minor losses of letters; good. Advertisement peppered with references to James W. Buel's The Beautiful Story; a Companion book to the Holy Bible (see OCLC no. 25524437). The testimonials were received by the company in response to a survey sent out by them to discern how their customers were being treated: "Sometimes, in a large business like ours, where there are many clerks employed, little things will occur, unintentionally and unexpectedly, that leave an impression on the minds of customers that they are not being fairly treated. Desiring to learn if anything of this kind had occurred in connection with our house, a short time since we sent out a circular letter to all our agents and patrons, requesting them to let us know how matters stood with them, and specially urging that...[they] speak right out and tell the whole truth, so that we would have an opportunity to set matters right." Well, apparently the circular letter work. "There was a perfect flood of letters" sent to the Company, and excerpts from about 85 of these are reprinted on the Broadside. The caption titles of these letters gives a sense of the comments and provides insights into the book canvassing business: "Has tested us and found us square"; "Selling our books beats farming to all smash"; "Likes our Purchasing Agency"; "Took 279 orders in six weeks"; "Our books and plans touch the people in the right spot every time"; "Intends to devote all his time to selling Mr. Buel's books"; "A young lady makes more money in 7 weeks than she could by teaching a whole year"; "A ringing endorsement from Bishop Witmore"; "Admits that he is a 'Hard-Times Agent"; "An invalid boy makes more money than his father does on his farm"; "A Spirited Young Lady Builds an Ark to Canvass in"; "A voice from distant Idaho"; "A happy mother of Twin Babies, and a worker of every good cause"; and "Sold 50 copies in one School District". There is also one fly in the ointment, but publishers always get the last word: "A Scorcher without cause.--You have not done with me as you agreed. You neither paid the freight nor allowed me 5 per cent. for discount.--Mary Ella Bravier, Meridian, Miss. (This lady was mistaken; that is all. We do not agree to pay freight or give 5 per cent. discount except on cash orders, and the order to which she refers was shipped C.O.D. by her instructions.)" Turning a negative into a positive. A cranky agent is here used to highlight the company's favorable shipping and discount policies. The Broadside also includes a review of the Company's new plans for a "Library Association" and a "Purchasing Agency". This latter scheme shows the company branching out as a wholesaler of goods other than books, articles including machinery, carriages, plows, and other merchandise.

Physical Description

1 box

43069. Cary, S.F., ed.: The national temperance offering, and sons and daughters of temperance gift, 1850. 1 box.
General

Author: Cary, S.F., ed.

New York: Van Dien, R.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (432 x 260 mm.); three illustrations at head of title; previously folded into self-envelope (without wax seal) for mailing; manuscript address postal cancellation on verso; small loss affecting 3 words without loss of meaning; very good over all. Cary (1814-1900), was a temperance movement leader and, later U.S. Congressman from Ohio. The prospectus announces the gift book's publication details: "[I]t will be an Octavo Volume of from 300 to 400 pages, illustrated with splendid engravings from Original Designs, by the celebrated Artist, T.H. Matteson, Esq.; also, portraits of some of the leading Temperance men of the country. The illustrations are engraved in the finest Mezzotint, by Messrs. J. Sartain, H.S. Sadd and Thos. Doney. The Portraits are taken from Daguerreotypes, are and Faithful Likenesses." When published, the book had 320 pages and contains 16 plates. The prospectus lists the caption titles of all 16 plates, which include both portraits and temperance-themed illustrations such as "The Drunkard's Home," "The Temperance Home," and "The Widow and her Son". The portraits include likenesses of S.F. Cary, Horace Greeley, and many other leaders of the Sons of Temperance. Interestingly, two of the portraits depict "Father [Theobald] Mathew," an Irish Catholic teetotalist priest who had recently visited New York City, in 1849; and Lyman Beecher, a noted anti-Catholic. The Broadside itself is illustrated with three cuts including an allegorical depiction of "Love, Purity, and Fidelity," the motto of the Sons of Temperance, a group founded in New York City in 1842. The prospectus also lists 43 contributors of articles to the gift book, including L.H. Sigourney, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Horace Greeley, Phoebe and Alice Carey, Father Mathews, N.P. Willis, and Lyman Beecher. The Broadside concludes with a solicitation for book agents and with a final description of the book's immediate sensory qualification as a gift book, its luxurious bookbinding: "The Work will be printed on superior Paper, manufactured expressly for it, and will be bound in fine morocco, gilt sides and edges, ornamental sides and back, from original designs, by T.H. Matteson, Esq. The prospectus was mailed to G.F. Davis, Cavendish, Vt. This is most likely George Franklin Davis, a member of the Vermont Legislature, 1849-1860, and, later, Quartermaster General for the State of Vermont. The red ink New York postal cancellation stamp is dated "Jun[e] 7". Faxon 589.

Physical Description

1 box

43909. Barnum, P.T.: The story of my life. A personal narrative, covering a period of 75 years (1810 to 1885), 60 of which we re devoted to a variety of colossol popular and successful enterprises. To which is added "The art of money getting." Or, "Golden rules for money making", 1886. 1 box.
General

Author: Barnum, P.T.

Cincinnati: Forshee & McMakin.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (298 x 235 mm.); three engraved portraits, text printed in double column on grey paper; previous folds, small rubbing to recto affecting drop title word "period"; very good. Prospectus addressed "To Canvassers Everywhere," providing a concise description of the work and promising that "This book supplied Agents at one-half retail prices. Send 75c. for a copy" and "Prospectus Book Sent For Fifty Cents". Offered with gilt edges ($2.00) and without ($1.50). Portraits included are of the author, the Siamese twins Chang and Eng, and General Tom Thumb.

Physical Description

1 box

36352. Connecticut Evangelical magazine; and Religious intelligencer., 1809. 1 box.
General

Harford, C.T.: Peter B. Gleason.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (327 mm.); subscription proposal and prospectus for Gleason's magazine outlining its intended content: essays on the doctrines of Christianity; supporting arguments for the divine authority of God; articles on moral, religious and experimental subjects; narratives of religious revivals; biographical sketches, and authentic accounts of Christian life in singular situations. Gleason warned that the magazine would not admit polemical discussions, but that all denominations who believed in the divinity of Christ would be allowed to contribute. Below this substantial explanation of the magazine's focus are the conditions upon which the publication was to commence, outlined in six Roman numeral sections. Peter Buel Gleason (1780-1869) appears to have carried out the publication of this magazine until at least 1815. "[Gleason] was a printer, and in Jan., 1803, with Mr. Samuel Lincoln, he opened a printing and book selling establishment, under the firm name of Lincoln & Gleason, which continued until Mr. Lincoln's death in 1809. In 1811, Mr. Gleason, with his brother Elon, established the firm of Peter B. Gleason & Co., which continued until 1839, when Mr. Gleason retired." [White, Genealogy of the Desc. of Thos. Gleason of Watertown, Mass. (1909) p. 225.]

Physical Description

1 box

Redpath, James: A guide to kansas and the rocky mountains, 1859. 1 box.
General

Author: Redpath, James

New York: J.H. Colton

Scope and Contents

Broadside printed in brown, green, and red.

Filed under J.H. Col.

Physical Description

1 box

37880. Saturday night, 1880. 1 box.
General

Philadelphia: James Elverson

Scope and Contents

Broadside, elephant folio; 16 steel engraving vignettes along border in green background; previous folds. Advertisement for this weekly illustrated paper, which ran from 1865 to 1901. "Superior in literary ability, artistic neatness and typographical beauty...Nothing which will in the least offend the Religious or Political belief of any one will be permitted, and trashy, degrading nonsense will be rigidly excluded."

Filed under Elverson.

Physical Description

1 box

45557. Habersham, A. W.: My last cruise: or, Where we went and what we saw, 1857. 1 box.
General

Author: Habersham, A. W.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 75 x 189 cm.); border decorated with 9 engraved illustrations, most signed Van Ingen Snyder; previous folds, some foxing and discoloration; small losses to corners not affecting text or illustrations, old pin holes; large advertisement for Habersham's memoirs of the North Pacific surveying and exploring expedition, 1853-1856. "On Sale Here" printed at bottom edge. Broadside not in OCLC as of June, 2014.

Filed under J.B. Lip.

Physical Description

1 box

44991. Dacus, J. A.: The illustrated lives and adventures of Frank and Jesse James and the younger brothers, 1882. 1 box.
General

Author: Dacus, J. A.

St. Louis, MO: N.D. Thompson & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (638 x 484 mm.); 10 wood-cut vignettes, facsimiles; previous folds, a few stains, else very good. At head of poster: "The World-Renowned Western Outlaws. Complete History to May, 1882." Advertisement and call for agents ("Please Post This Up Conspicuously") for the revised work, promising "Graphic and Exhaustive Statements of the Killing and Funeral Services of Jesse James". Includes portraits of Mary and Jesse Edwards James, the children of James, "Born in outlawry," taken from photographs provided by Zerelda Samuel, mother of Frank and Jesse James. No copies of this prospectus located in OCLC as of April, 2014.

Filed under N.D..

Physical Description

1 box

44713. Jones, Sam. P.: Sermons, 1886. 1 box.
General

Author: Jones, Sam. P.

Philadelphia: Scammell & Company

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 737 mm.); 17 engraved illustrations along borders; about fine. At head of Broadside: "Hard Hits By Sam." Large advertisement for "The Most Extraordinary Book of Sermons Ever Published"; contents also include a life of the author by Theodore M. Smith. Availabe in 3 bindings of varying quality.

Physical Description

1 box

41239. Beecher, W.C., Samuel Scoville, and Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher: Authentic biography of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, 1887. 1 box.
General

Author: Beecher, W.C., Samuel Scoville, and Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher

N.Y. City: Chas. L. Webster & Co.

Scope and Contents

Oblong folio Broadside (481 x 634 mm.); one engraved illustration, reduced specimen page; shallow chips and tears along edges and from previous folds, else very good. At head of Broadside: "Important to Agents". Prospectus for a "Largely autobiographic" and authorized biography of Beecher, written by his son, his son-in-law, and "assisted by" his wife.

Filed under Chas. L..

Physical Description

1 box

40429. [Boyd, James Penny]: Political history of the United States, 1888. 1 box.
General

Author: [Boyd, James Penny]

Philadelphia: P.W. Ziegler & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (578 x 419 mm.), large folio; 19 steel-engraved vignettes, 18 of which are portraits; previous folds, shallow tears along edges not affecing text; a very good copy. Advertises "640 sparkling pages! 200 illustrations!" Includes a call for agents: "$65. a month and board for teachers, students, enterprising men and women in each County to take orders for this Popular and Fast-selling Book". Prospectus not in OCLC.

Filed under P.W. Zie.

Physical Description

1 box

41238. [Boyd, James P.]: Stanley in Africa, 1889. 1 box.
General

Author: [Boyd, James P.]

Chicago: J.S. Ziegler & Co.

Scope and Contents

Folio, 2 broadsheet leaves (449 mm.); engraved illustrations; printed on pink paper; shallow chips and tears along edges and from previous folds, else very good. Prospectus and call for agents of this sensationalist history of the American explorer Henry M. Stanley in Africa, advertised as "The most wonderful and thrilling book ever published," in which is recounted "The struggles for Mastery in the yet undivided realms where savagery riots, Arabs steal, and wild beasts mock the rivalry of man? [sic?] You may yet see the oldest dynasties of Europe turn on the problem of African acquisition."

Filed under J.S. Zie.

Physical Description

1 box

39617. Northrop, Henry Davenport: Four centuries of progress; or, panorama of American history. From the discovery of the American continent to the present time, 1893. 1 box.
General

Author: Northrop, Henry Davenport

Philadelphia: W.W. Houston & Co.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4to; 11 engraved illustrations, including one depicting the finished workd: "This engraving conveys but a faint idea of the Exquisite Beauty of the Magnificent Cloth Binding"; some minor tears from previous folds occasionally affecting text without loss of meaning; a fine copy. Provides contents for each of the work's 6 sections; a call for 5,000 agents, and glowing press reviews, even from critics who haven't read the work: "The 'Pictorial History of the United States' is illustrated, printed and bound in excellent style. The great reputation of the writer is an assurance of the instrinsic value of the work" - Free Press, Waltham, Mass. This prospectus not in OCLC, nor is a W.W. Houston-published edition; there is, however, a record for the title published by the International Pub. Co.

Filed under W.W. Ho.

Physical Description

1 box

37879. Headley, [Joel Tyler]: Gen'l Grant around the world, 1897. 1 box.
General

Author: Headley, [Joel Tyler]

Boston: W.H. Thompson & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, elephant folio; 8 steel engraving vignettes; minor losses from previous folds not affecting text, 2 glue (2) stains. Prospectus for an illustrated biography of General Grant, published in 1879 under the title "The Life and Travels of General Grant". Prospectus not in OCLC.

Filed under W.H..

Physical Description

1 box

37878. [Fifty distinct books!], 1870. 1 box.
General

Philadelphia: Hubbard Bros.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, elephant folio; a whole of 22 lithographic vignettes along the borders, previous folds, shallow tears and minor losses along edges not affecting text. At head of title: "A Grand Combination, unequaled in actractiveness, intensely interesting and highly useful. Agents wanted!" Verso heading: "Valuable standard books represented in the combination prospectus"; lists titles in Biography, Agriculture and Practical, Standard Cook-book, Travel and Adventure, War Books, Medical Book, Humorous Book, Religious, Miscellaneous, T.S. Arthur's Books. These include biographies of Daniel Boone, David Crockett, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and "Heroic Women"; "Diseases of the American Horse" and "The Horse and his Diseases"; "Female Life among the Mormons"; "Our Boys: Rich and racy scenes in army and camplife"; "Ladies' Medical Guide"; and "Southern Matron and New England Bride". Not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

45146. Juvenile Books. Wee Bonnie Lads and Lassies..., 1895. 1 box.
General

Philadelphia: World Publishing Company

Scope and Contents

Folio bifolium (approx. 19" high), previous folds, 2 or 3 minor splits at the folds, else fine. Amply illustrated, and one side printed in blue; these four pages detail four featured books: Wee Bonnie Lads and Lassies, Gathered Pearls ("magnificiently embellished with many full-page phototype engravings"); Young People's Speaker, and Youth's Sunny Days. Collectively, according to the publisher, "the best set of juvenile books ever published." "Agents wanted. We have unsurpassed books at the lowest cost, so that we can give a FIRST-CLASS COMMISSION to the agent."

Physical Description

1 box

45145. Merry Times with toys and rhymes together with kindergarten alaphabet printed in eight colors ... Agents! This is your opportunity..., 1899. 1 box.
General

Philadelphia: World Bible House

Scope and Contents

Folio bifolium (approx. 18" high), previous folds, else fine. Amply illustrated, these four pages detail four featured books: The Child's Book of Trades, The Life Story of the Hero of Manila, True Stories of the Favorite Sons and Daughters of America, and The Light of Life or the Teaching of Jesus and the Lives of the Apostles, by the Rev. Ingram Cobbin.

Physical Description

1 box

42359. Mr. Buffalo Bill's own book - written by himself ... Story of the wild west and camp-fire chats by Hon. W. F. Cody, (Buffalo Bill)..., 1880. 1 box.
General

Philadelphia, n.d.: Kelley, H. W.

Scope and Contents

Folio bifolium, approx. 17½ inches tall, printed on pink paper, 14 large wood-engraved illustrations from the book, including the largest, almost two-thirds of the page, which is an image of the book itself; previous folds, else very good. Includes prices, styles, of binding available, opportunities for agents, etc. This prospectus is for the updated and expanded edition of Buffalo Bill's autobiography, all statements to the contracy, likely ghost-written by Prentiss Ingraham, an agent for Cody's Wild West Show.

Filed under Kelley.

Physical Description

1 box

44717. Atkinson, Wilmer, ed.: Farm journal, 1880. 1 box.
General

Author: Atkinson, Wilmer, ed.

Philadelphia: Atkinson, Wilmer

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 622 mm.); illustrations, text printed in red and black; previous folds, else fine. Advertisement for prospective subscribers to Atkinson's Journal ("Why Subscribe to this Paper? Because it is Cream, not Skim Milk.") Also being advertised is "The Handy Housekeeper," a work "prepared with great labor and care for the housewife readers of the farm journal" in which they can learn about soap making, drying fruit, household embellishments, and upstairs work. Broadside not in OCLC as of March, 2014.

Filed under Atkinson.

Physical Description

1 box

44720. Fox, Tom.: Little Sam Green, the wonderful detective, 1880. 1 box.
General

Author: Fox, Tom.

Philadelphia: Young Men of America

Scope and Contents

Broadside (730 mm.); illustrated, text in blue, red, and black; small tear from previous fold affecting illustration, else about fine. At head of title: "A Great Story!!" Advertisement for a short story by a Philadelphia detective to be published in no. 270 of the journal Young Men of America. Not in OCLC as of March, 2014.

Physical Description

1 box

44957. [Poe, Edgar Allan.]: Bowen's North American farmer, 1849. 1 box.
General

Author: [Poe, Edgar Allan.]

Philadelphia: Bowen, Eli

Scope and Contents

Bifolium (42 3/4 x 27 1/4 inches), printed in red and black, illustration cuts; some wear and small losses at fold line; minor foxing; very good. At head of title: "Subscriptions Received Here. The Pioneer Journal of the Age!...A Record of Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, Literature, Mining, &c...Edited by Eli Bowen." Issued less than six months before Poe's death, the this prospectus comprises the interior, horizontal two-page spread within the April 17, 1849 "issue" of Bowen's short-lived (if at all lived) Philadelphia newspaper. Interestingly, the newspaper itself contains a reference to Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" with an article by Poe-friendly New Orleans editor of the "Picayune," George W. Kendall. Bowen highlights the newspaper's contents within the prospectus: "Some of the most distinguished men of our own country and Europe contribute to its columns; among whom we are privileged to mention the eminent...[in red]: Edgar A.Poe, Esq., The Celebrated Reviewer, and author of sundry Literary Works." In the spring and summer of 1844, Poe had contributed seven "letters" addressed to Bowen to the Columbia, Pennsylvania newspaper "Columbia Spy," for which Bowen was senior editor. Poe's first-hand impressions of New York City, "Doings of Gotham," were published by Bowen beginning in May, 1844. Six months later Bowen editorialized: "To enable us to do this [pay more attention to the editorial department] the more effectually we have procured the aid of several skillful writers--Mr. Poe, a well-known critic, leading the troupe!" In "Doings in Gotham," Poe transformed the newspaper convention of the distant correspondent's report into a vibrant literary form. In July, 1844, Poe contributed three newspaper articles to the Philadelphia Ledger. When one of these articles was reprinted by Bowen in the Columbia Spy, it was Bowen who there attributed or intimated that the three Philadelphia Ledger articles were by Poe. This was good marketing by Bowen and a sure aid to spreading Poe's literary reputation. In 1848 and 1849, troward the end of his life, Poe lectured widely on "The Poetic Principle". During this time he sought to, at last, edit his own literary journal and to publish it under his own terms and to a high literary standard. This journal was to be called "The Stylus". The Stylus never came to fruition. During this time, however, Poe continued to seek some outlet for his writing, to continue to elevate American literature--even if he could not publish it himself. In October 1848 (if you are to believe the prospectus) Eli Bowen commenced publishing "Bowen's North American Farmer". At this time he corresponded wiht Poe about Poe contributing some articles about the Hudson River Valley to this new newspaper venture. Poe wrote to Bowen on October 18: "About three weeks ago I wrote you quite a long letter, enclosing a MS copy of 'The Raven' and making you a proposition in regard to the establishment of a Magazine--but have received no reply. In addition to what I then said I have now to say that I am willing to accept your offer about the Correspondence, and will commence whenever you think proper--provided you decline the tour &c as I suggested." Despite the touting of the 1849 prospectus, it does not appear that any of Poe's contributions ever appeared therein (if the paper ever even made it to the presss). Interestingly, the "Prairie Du Chien Patriot" issue of July 3rd, 1849, shows Bowen advertising for subscriptions to his newspaper and stating: "specimen copies may be seen at any post-office". The present artifact, with its published date of April, 1849, appears to be a specimen copy that a postmaster would have had on hand, if not discarded. Poe died on October 7, 1849. Perhaps the last Broadside or Broadside prospectus mentioning Poe printed in his lifetime. Note, also, the reference to German chemist expert Justus von Liebig being marketed as a contributor. OCLC 16060352 shows only three holdings as of April, 2014, at Duke, University of Texas at Austin, and the Texas Newspaper Project. Not mentioned in BAL or Heartman et al. See Jacobs, "The Courage of a Critic".

Filed under Bowen.

Physical Description

1 box

41448. Arthur's home magazine; The children's hour; Once a month, 1870. 1 box.
General

Philadelphia: T.S. Arthur & Sons.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, elephant folio (717 x 529 mm.); text printed in red and black; some chips and tears along edges not affecting text, previous folds, dampstaining along middle fold with several small losses affecting text without loss of meaning; very good. At head of Broadside: "Periodical announcement extraordinary! Three first class magazines containing 400 illustrations and 2000 pages of the best magazine reading in the world, for only $4.00!!" Advertised at bottom of the Broadside: "Splendid premiums. Sewing machines, cabinet organs, silver ware, tool-chests, books, &c." Does not appear to be in OCLC.

Filed under T.S. Ar.

Physical Description

1 box

44719. American agriculturist, 1883. 1 box.
General

New York: Orange Judd Company

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 654 mm.); illustrations; previous folds, else about fine. At head of title: "1842-1883: The Great Agric ultural Journal of the World". Also advertising the German edition, "Amerikanischer Agriculturist," "The only purely German agricultural journal in the United States". All subscribers for the year promised a "Grand (17 1/4 x 12 inch) plate copy of Dupré's great painting valued at $4500.00 entitled 'In the Meadow'". This Broadside does not appear to be in OCLC as of March, 2014.

Physical Description

1 box

44718. American agriculturist, 1884. 1 box.
General

New York: Orange Judd Company

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 654 mm.); text printed within a border of 19 vignettes; about fine. At head of title: "1842-1884: The Great Journal Of The World For City, Village, And Country People". Also advertising the German edition, "Amerikanischer Agriculturist," "The only purely German agricultural journal in the United States". This Broadside does not appear to be in OCLC as of March, 2014.

Physical Description

1 box

31704. A whole temperance library in a single volume. Agents have sold 20,000 copies in five months. Apply now for good territory. The Temperance Reform and its Great Reformers ... By Rev. W. H. Daniels ... Sold only by subscription, 1878. 1 box.
General

New York: Nelson & Phillips

Scope and Contents

Large folio Broadside, approx. 29" x 21", printed in metal and wood type, descriptive text surrounded by 12 wood-engraved portraits (among them Frances Willard, Mother Stewart,and Lyman Beecher); previous folds, one small break at one fold, ink inscription on verso showing through the portrait of Beecher; all else very good. "Agents wanted everywhere ... Agents are having fine success, as many as fifty copies sold in one day." Daniel's The Temperance Reform and its Great Reformers was published by subscription in 1878-79, and appeared under several imprints, including Hitchcock & Walden in Cincinnati, and Phillips & Hunt in New York (successors to Nelson & Phillips). This Broadside notes that the books is "one of the most spirited and successful assaults on the kingdom of darkness," and that the author is "one of the most successful historians of modern evangelism." Not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

45229. As sung by Chas. B. Ward of "Primrose & West's Minstrels" Two Little Girls in Blue Songster. Extra edition. Price 5 cents, 1894. 1 box.
General

New York: Wehman, Henry J., song and handbook publisher

Scope and Contents

Large Broadside approx. 35.5 x 23.5 inches on newsprint, with large, newspaper-style heading at the top and advertisements for numerous books beneath in 6 columns; liberally illustrated with many small cuts; offered are cookbooks, joke books, fortune-telling books, books on politeness and etiquette, dream interpreters, and many other popular genre books; paper toned and with several small chips and tears at the edges with small loss.

Physical Description

1 box

42794. Brother Jonathan, 1860. 1 box.
General

New York: B.H. Day.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (532 x 543 mm.); large, nearly full-page engraved illustration on verso signed "Gavit & Co."; small tears from previous folds, a few affecting text with minor loss of meaning; very good over all. Heading title: "Extra Brother Jonathan." An all-encompassing prospectus from publisher B.H. Day advertising the literary magazine "Brother Jonanthan," ("The Best Family Newspaper in the United States" and "The Best and Cheapest in New York"); as well as Song and Joke Books ("Berry's Comic Songs for White Folks"; "Wood's Minstrel Songs," which are "interspersed with Nigger Jokes..."); a new and much improved edition of James Ashton's "The Book of Nature," which "contains highly important and interesting information for Married People, or those who think of marrying, on Sexual Physiology." Also provided is an extensive backlist of cheap books; and a full description of the amenities of the "Monster Steam-Ship Great Eastern," illustrated with a view of the ship in harbor as well as a plan of her interior.

Filed under B.H. Day.

Physical Description

1 box

44721. Saturday night, 1880. 1 box.
General

Philadelphia: Elverson, James

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 965 mm.); text printed in red and green; about fine. Advertisement for a weekly illustrated paper, which ran from 1865 to 1901, and "surpasses all other publications in Pleasing Stories, Artistic Pictures, Charming Variety, and Typographical Beauty". Provides subscription and club rates.

Filed under Elverson.

Physical Description

1 box

44722. Mason, Augustus Lynch.: The romance and tragedy of pioneer life, 1883. 1 box.
General

Author: Mason, Augustus Lynch.

Cincinnati: Jones Brothers & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 914 mm.); text printed within border of 12 vignettes; about fine. Prospectus for "A popular account of the heroes and adventurers who, by their Valor and War-Craft, beat back the Savages from the Borders of Civilization and gave the American Forests to the Plow and the Sickle". With a call for Agents.

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

This series contains pamphlets dated after 1800 and before 1900.

Arrangement

Arrangement follows the order of the original Excel inventory.

Physical Description

11 boxes

Bauer, Ferdinand: The Australian flower paintings of Ferdinand Bauer. Introduced by Wilfred Blunt; botanical text by Dr. William T. Stearn., 1976. 1 item.
General

Author: Bauer, Ferdinand

London: The Basilisk Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus includes information on publication specifications, payment, delivery, and the print run (500 copies for sale). Mission statement reads "This new volume, containing a fine sleection of full-size colour facsimiles of drawings made by Ferdinand after he set off with Matthew Flinders on the first circumnavigation of Australia in 1801, will...be of considerable importance". Also includes the year's other Basilisk Editions, THe Kelmscott Chaucer and The red books of Humphrey Repton.

General

Missing as of 9/9/2014

Physical Description

1 item

Bauer, Ferdinand: The Australian flower paintings of Ferdinand Bauer. Introduced by Wilfred Blunt; botanical text by Dr. William T. Stearn., 1976. 1 item.
General

Author: Bauer, Ferdinand

London: The Basilisk Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus includes information on publication specifications, payment, delivery, and the print run (500 copies for sale). Mission statement reads "This new volume, containing a fine sleection of full-size colour facsimiles of drawings made by Ferdinand after he set off with Matthew Flinders on the first circumnavigation of Australia in 1801, will...be of considerable importance". Color plate proof loosely inserted. Also includes the year's other Basilisk Editions, THe Kelmscott Chaucer and The red books of Humphrey Repton.

General

Missing as of 9/9/2014

Physical Description

1 item

Bauer, Ferdinand: The Australian flower paintings of...Introduced by Wilfred Blunt; botanical text by Dr. William T. Stearn., 1976. 1 item.
General

Author: Bauer, Ferdinand

London: The Basilisk Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus includes information on publication specifications, payment, delivery, and the print run (500 copies for sale). Mission statement reads "This new volume, containing a fine sleection of full-size colour facsimiles of drawings made by Ferdinand after he set off with Matthew Flinders on the first circumnavigation of Australia in 1801, will...be of considerable importance". Color plate proof loosely inserted. Also includes the year's other Basilisk Editions, THe Kelmscott Chaucer and The red books of Humphrey Repton.

General

Missing as of 9/9/2014

Physical Description

1 item

Bauer, Ferdinand: The Australian flower paintings of...Introduced by Wilfred Blunt; botanical text by Dr. William T. Stearn., 1976. 1 item.
General

Author: Bauer, Ferdinand

London: The Basilisk Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus includes information on publication specifications, payment, delivery, and the print run (500 copies for sale). Mission statement reads "This new volume, containing a fine sleection of full-size colour facsimiles of drawings made by Ferdinand after he set off with Matthew Flinders on the first circumnavigation of Australia in 1801, will...be of considerable importance". Color plate proof loosely inserted. Also includes the year's other Basilisk Editions, THe Kelmscott Chaucer and The red books of Humphrey Repton.

General

Missing as of 9/9/2014

Physical Description

1 item

Boswell, James: Prospectus for the Private Papers of James Boswell, 1928. 1 item.
General

Author: Boswell, James

Mount Vernon: Rudge, William Edwin.

Scope and Contents

Folio, 14pp., with subscription sheet and facsimile of Boswell's holograph text. Format and typography in the hands of Bruce Rogers. Fine in orig. stiff red paper wrappers.

General

Missing as of 9/9/2014

Physical Description

1 item

Gay, Walter: Memoirs of Walter Gay, 1930. 1 item.
General

Author: Gay, Walter

New York: Japan Paper Company

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 8vo; prospectus for a privately printed memoir used as an example of the Papier de Rives available from the Paper Company. With a history of wove paper printed to front.

General

Missing as of 9/9/2014

Physical Description

1 item

1929-1942...Catalogue number fifty-five, 1942. 1 item.
General

New York: Limited Editions Club

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; list of titles from the Club available at Philip C. Duschnes.Titles include Confucius's "The Analetics" (item no. 42) and Edgar Allan Poe's Tales (no. 124).

General

Missing as of 9/9/2014

Physical Description

1 item

[Catalogue], 1970. 1 item.
General

Barre, Massachusetts: Imprint Society.

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; printed in red and black; original white printed wrappers, fine. Order form and typed letter on Society letterhead laid in. With envelope in which the catalogue was mailed.

General

Missing as of 9/9/2014

Physical Description

1 item

Strong, Katherine: ["Seasons greetings" card], 1961. 1 item.
General

Author: Strong, Katherine

Chapel Hill, NC: Reflections from Chapel Hill

Scope and Contents

One card, 12mo; decorated with image of bird "designed and hand colored by Katherine Strong"'; card also thanks the recipients "for your kind assistance". Includes envelope in which the card came, addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Laurence McGilvery of the Nexus Bookshop, La Jolla, California.

General

Missing as of 9/9/2014

Physical Description

1 item

[Bible, linear parallel self-pronouncing edition], 1900. 1 item.
General

Philadelphia: A.J. Holman & Co.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; illustrated prospectus for "a combination of the Authorized and Revised Versions"; specimen page. Text in red and black.

General

Missing as of 9/9/2014

Physical Description

1 item

The Dutch influence in old New York, 1924. 1 item.
General

New York: Japan Paper Company

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 8vo; illustrated keepsake from the Paper Company, printed as an example of the available stock. Etching on front cover, blue decorative boarders. Some toning.

General

Missing as of 9/9/2014

Physical Description

1 item

THE LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, Incorporated. Your favorite books, the Classics of the world's literature, illustrated by the foremost artists and made into volumes of beauty... [prospectus]., 1929. 1 item.
General

New York: Limited Editions Club

Scope and Contents

8vo, printed at the Merrymount Press, pp. 23-[28]; ornamented title-p. printed in red and black; a fine copy in orig. red cloth-backed marbled paper-covered boards, paper label on upper cover. Accompanied by TLS dated September 10, 1929 from George Macy, LEC Director, to Wulling soliciting his subscription, accompanied by a subscription enrollment form. See Smith, p. 252.

General

Missing as of 9/9/2014

Physical Description

1 item

Ritchie, Ward: Frederic Goudy, Joseph Foster, and the press at Scripps College, 1978. 1 item.
General

Author: Ritchie, Ward

San Francisco: Book Club of America.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; printed in green and black; fine. Provides specimen page. Order form laid in.

General

Missing as of 2017/1/17.

Physical Description

1 item

39256. Bradley quality books, 1926. 1 box.
General

Springfield, Mass.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; color illustrations; fine. List of 8 recent children's books from the Company.

Physical Description

1 box

45147. Memorial volume ... The Life and Times of Queen Victoria..., 1901. 1 box.
General

Philadelphia: World Bible House ?

Scope and Contents

Folio Broadside (approx. 12" high), illustrated; previous folds, else fine. The Memorial Volume of the Life and Times of Queen Victoria was offered by several distributors, from Chicago, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and New York. The provenance of this suggests World Bible House, Philadelphia. "Agents wanted everywhere. Act promptly. Send 10c. for outfit."

Physical Description

1 box

Recent titles...Summer 1979, 1979. 1 item.
General

St. Paul: Ally Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; black and white illustration; previous fold, else fine. Short catalogue of new and available titles from the Press, as well as ordering information on back. With TLs on Press letterhead addressed to Emerson G. Wulling and original envelope.

General

Missing as of 2017/1/17.

Physical Description

1 item

36887. Kellogg, Spencer Jr.: The oak by the waters of Rowan. A meditative essay...with a forewrd by Evelyn M. Watson, 1927. 1 box.
General

Author: Kellogg, Spencer Jr.

Village of Eden, New York: The Aries Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for the press's second book, "printed on dampened, hand-made paper and...set in fourteen point Goudy 'Antique' and an imported Spanish letter. The Foreward is sixteen point Glado-Italic. The decorations, and one illustration, are by Wanda Gág, a young Bohemian artist"; edition limited to 295 copies. Excerpts from the piece and the foreward included.

Physical Description

1 box

37001. Blake, William: The tiger, 1931. 1 box.
General

Author: Blake, William

Philadelphia: Carl J.H. Anderson

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (311 mm.); prospectus for this addition to the Linweave Limited Editions. Illustration by Theodore Ross and printed by Carl J. H. Anderson for the Franklin Printing Co.

Physical Description

1 box

37017. Boorde, Andrew: The wisdom of Andrew Boorde, doctor of physic, 1936. 1 box.
General

Author: Boorde, Andrew

Leicester: Edgar Backus

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, pages uncut, 8vo; prospectus of an abridged edition of Boorde's "The Dyetary of Helth," originally published in the 16th century and published here at the Garswood Press, directed by Falconer Scott, in an edition limited to 550 copies. Includes specimen frontispiece, illustrated by A.E. Christopherson, and specimen page.

Physical Description

1 box

36892. Best, George: The three voyages of Martin Frobisher, 1936. 1 box.
General

Author: Best, George

London: The Argonaut Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus for this reprint of the original 1578 edition, "issued in two volumes and printed at The Cambridge University Press on Japon Vellum, Crown 4to size, and bound in quarter real goat vellum with buckram sides, bearing a polar medallion in full colours specially engraved for the Argonaut Press by W. Monk, R.E. The edition is limited to 475 numbered sets." Also makes mention of a work in preparation, "A relation of a journey begun An. Dom. 1610..." by George Sandys; printed with the list of previous publications on the back page. Text in green and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36812. Ballard, James F.: A catalogue of the medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and incunabula in the Boston Medical Library, 1942. 1 box.
General

Author: Ballard, James F.

Boston: James F. Ballard

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus for this privately printed catalogue; sample page and sample illustration provided. Previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36854. Initials from French incunabula. With 1011 reproductions and an introduction by Hellmutt Lehmann-Haupt, 1948. 1 box.
General

New York: Aldus Book Company

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for a work limited to an edition of 950 copies; only one reproduction of a French incunabula initial on back page; integral order form addressed to the press. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36868. Montaigne: Essays of Montaigne: Selected, edited and newly done into English by Francis Carmody, 1948. 1 box.
General

Author: Montaigne

Alma, California: L-D Allen Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for this edition of selection from Montaigne's masterwork, limited to 200 copies; illustrated by Mallette Dean. Order form loosely inserted. Text in red, purple, and black, border illustration in green.

Physical Description

1 box

36852. Brown, Helen Evans: Some oyster recipes...decorations by Harry Diamond, 1951. 1 box.
General

Author: Brown, Helen Evans

Pasadena, California: Ampersand Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; illustrated prospectus for the second in a series of recipe books from the press, "designed by Grant Dahlstrom and printed at his Castle Press"; integral order form on back addressed to the distributor Philip S. Brown of Pasadena, Calif. Previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36357. Howes, Wright: A bibliography of United States history, 1952. 1 box.
General

Author: Howes, Wright

New York: Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America Inc.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 5; prospectus for Howes' bibliography, publication No. 3 of the ABAA, including "Aim and scope" ("books printed anywhere, in any language, within the last two and a half centuries (1700 to 1950)"; "Americana versus U.S.-iana"; and "Method".

Physical Description

1 box

36353. Varro, Margit: Designs to music, 1952. 1 box.
General

Author: Varro, Margit

Chicago: Apprentice House.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for Varro's work on music and visual design. Also includes list of other upcoming publications, including Wood-engraved illustrations by the Swiss designer Imre Reiner; A treatise on the technique of making decorative papers; Everyman's almanac; and Wildflowers of northern Illinois. Also gives the publisher's mission statement: "Apprentice House has been founded as a cooperative non-profit effort in publishing. The books to be published will consist of small editions about cultural and educational activities in the arts and related subjects." Varro's work to be limited to 2000 copies. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36883. Chaucer, Geoffrey: The booke of the Duchesse, 1954. 1 box.
General

Author: Chaucer, Geoffrey

Lexington, Kentucky: The Anvil Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 16mo; prospectus for this edition of Chaucer's elegy on the death of Blanche, wife of John of Gautn and the second publication from the Press; "The text follows that of the Fairfax ms. 16, Bodleian Library"; edition limited to 225; list of the three titles available from the press (the Chaucer, Pico della Mirandola's "Oration on the Dignity of Man," and "The Four Gospels") printed on back page.

Physical Description

1 box

39545. Dupont, Pierre: La statuaire préangkorienne, 1955. 1 box.
General

Author: Dupont, Pierre

Ascona, Suisse: Artibus Asiae.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4to; black and white photographic illustrations; fine. Text printed in French and English. Prospectus for a work that "concerns itself with the earliest Khmer sculpture". Provides 4 specimen plates; integral order form.

Physical Description

1 box

36884. The four gospels, 1955. 1 box.
General

Lexington, Kentucky: The Anvil Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 16mo; illustrated prospectus for this edition of William Tyndale's translation from the New Testament, 1526, the Press's third publication; each Gospel to be given its own volume, each to be distributed as they are completed; specimen page (20) and order form loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

Collins, Wilkie and Charles Dickens: The Wreck of the Golden Mary, 1956. 1 box.
General

Author: Collins, Wilkie and Charles Dickens

L-D Allen Press

Physical Description

1 box

36867. Poe, Edgar Allan: The murders in the Rue Morgue, 1958. 1 box.
General

Author: Poe, Edgar Allan

Antibes, France: Allen Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for this edition of one of Poe's most famous stories, limited to 150 copies; distributed by the Chiswick Bookshop, New York, NY. Text in red and black.

Physical Description

1 box

39543. Ho-Shang-Kung: Ho-Shang-Kung's commentary on Lao-Tse. Translated and annotated by Eduard Erkes, 1958. 1 box.
General

Author: Ho-Shang-Kung

Ascona, Switzerland: Artibus Asiae.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (305 mm.); fine. Prospectus of the second printing of Erkes's translation; specimen page printed on verso.

Physical Description

1 box

36824. Abbe, Elfriede: The revelation of St. John the Divine, 1958. 1 box.
General

Author: Abbe, Elfriede

Ithaca, New York: Elfriede Abbe

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for an edition limited to 135 copies, numbered and signed by the artist, "printed in eighteen point Goudy Italian Old Style tyoe on Taireishi paper"; illustrations, design, hand-setting, and hand-printing all done by Elfriede Abbe. Integral order form on back page; pre-addressed envelope and a sample of the paper loosely inserted. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

39544. Soper, Alexander Coburn: Literary evidence for early Buddhist art in China, 1959. 1 box.
General

Author: Soper, Alexander Coburn

Ascona, Switzerland: Artibus Asiae.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (305 mm.); fine. "The literary evidence collected and translated in this book, primarily from Six Dynasties or early T'ang texts, is designed to make possible a much more accurate estimate of the achievements of the period." Table of contents and integral order form printed on verso.

Physical Description

1 box

37934. Mondsee--Wiener Lieder--handschrift aus Codex vindobonensis 2856, 1966. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; color facsimile, text in red and black; minor foxing. Prospectus in German.

Physical Description

1 box

37930. Codex epistolaris carolinus. Band III. Die wichtigste quelle für die geschichte der beziehungen zwischen den päpsten und den fränkischen herrschern im 8. jahrhundert, 1966. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; facsimile; previous fold. Prospectus for a title from the series Codices Selecti; German and French.

Physical Description

1 box

37906. Antiphonary of St. Peter. Codex vindobonensis Ser. n. 2700, 1966. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (401 mm.); colour photographic illustration on verso; "This facsimile-edition belongs to group 'A' ('illuminated manuscripts') of the series Codices Selecti; text in German and English; some soiling, previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

37932. Die kaiserchronik des stiftes vorau. Codex 276--I. Teil, 1968. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; facsimile, text in blue and black; edges and corners showing some wear. Prospectus for 4 titles in all; German.

Physical Description

1 box

37933. Älteres gebetbuch Maximilians I. Codex vindobonensis 1907, 1968. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into 6-sided pamphlet, 8vo; color illustration. Prospectus for a title from the series Codices Selecti; German.

Physical Description

1 box

36845. Strouse, Norman: C-S the master craftsman, by Norman Strouse and John Dreyfus, 1969. 1 box.
General

Author: Strouse, Norman

Harper Woods, Michigan: Adagio

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into six-sided pamphlet, 8vo; prospectus for this history of the Doves Press and the third publication from the press; order form loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

37882. Drogo-sakramentar (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, Ms. lat. 9428), 1970. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio (340 mm.); rubber stamp on front; "Einladun zur subskription/Offre de souscription" for a title from the series Codices Selecti; text in German and French. List of previous titles from the series printed on the back.

Physical Description

1 box

37935. Bischoff, Bernhard: Sammelhandschrift diez b sant. 66. Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz, 1970. 1 box.
General

Author: Bischoff, Bernhard

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; black and white facsimile; rubber stamp on front. Prospectus for a title from the series Codices Selecti; German and English. List of titles from the series printed on back.

Physical Description

1 box

37931. Neumüller, W. [and] K. Holter: Codex millenarius. Stift kremsmünster Cim. 1, 1970. 1 box.
General

Author: Neumüller, W. [and] K. Holter

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; color illustration pasted to brown paper laid in; rubber stamp to front cover. Prospectus for a title from the series Codices Selecti; text in German and English. List of previous titles from the series printed on back.

Physical Description

1 box

37883. Kaiser Friedrich II: De arte venandi cum avibus (Codex Vaticanus, Ms. Pal. Lat. 1071). Über die kunst mit vögeln zu jagen. The art of falconry, 1970. 1 box.
General

Author: Kaiser Friedrich II

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; large stain to bottom right-hand corner. prospectus for a title in the series Codices Selecti as well as the 31st volume in the series "Codices e vaticanis selecti". Text in German and English. A list of previous titles from the Codices Selecti printed on the back.

Physical Description

1 box

39389. Fall 1970, 1970. 1 box.
General

Barre, Massachusetts: Barre.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 40; illustrations; original black pictorial wrappers, printed in white and red; mostly fine. Catalogue of titles from Barre Publishers and the Imprint Society. These include Thea Wheelwright's "Along the Maine Coast"; Edmund T. Delaney's "The Connecticut Shore"; and Shipton and Mooney's "National INdex of American Imprints Through 1800".

Physical Description

1 box

37865. Codices selecti, serie C: handschriften fremder kulturen, 1971. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus for Group C of the series Codices Selecti, with emphasis on Manuscripts from Foreign Cultures; titles from the list include the Codex Vindobonensis Mexicanus, Codex Tro-Cortesianus, Codex Vaticanus B and A, and Codex Dresdensis. Printed in German and English. Rubber stamp at top of front page.

Physical Description

1 box

37863. Gebetbuch Karls V. Codex vindobonensis 1859, 1971. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus for this facsimile edition forming part of the series Codices Selecti; text in German, French, and English; list of previous titles from the series printed on the back. Two punch holes, not affecting text.

Physical Description

1 box

37928. Krumauer bildercodex. Codex vindobonensis 370, 1971. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Folio, unpaginated; black and white photographic illustrations, facsimiles throughout; self-wrappers. Prospectus for Vol. XIII of the series Codices Selecti; text in German and English. List of previous titles from the series printed on back.

Physical Description

1 box

39391. Fall 1971, 1971. 1 box.
General

Barre, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 40; illustrations; original green pictorial wrappers, mostly fine. Integral order form printed on back wrapper verso.

Physical Description

1 box

39392. Spring & summer 1971 books, 1971. 1 box.
General

Barre, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 40; illustrations; original green pictorial wrappers, mostly fine. Titles from the catalogue include Neil Jorgensen's "A Guide to the New England Landscape"; and Edmund T. Delaney's "New York's Greenwich Village".

Physical Description

1 box

37923. Karolingisches sakramentar. Codex vindobonensis 958, 1972. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; black and white photographic illustration, color photographic illustration pasted to brown paper laid in; minor foxing, 2 hole punches not affecting text. Prospectus for Vol. XXV of the series Codices Selecti. Text in German and English; list of previous titles from the series printed on back.

Physical Description

1 box

37905. Exultet-rolle. Codex vaticanus lat. 9820. Die früheste bekannte Exultet-rolle, 1972. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus for this title from the series Codices Selecti; color photographic illustration pasted to brown paper laid in. 2 hole punches, not affecting text. List of previous titles from the Codices Selecti printed on the back. German and English.

Physical Description

1 box

39388. Fall 1972, 1972. 1 box.
General

Barre, Massachusetts: Barre.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 82; illustrations; original white pictorial wrappers; mostly fine. Catalogue of titles from Barre Publishers, the Imprint Society, and David Godine. These include Alex W. Bealer's "Old Ways of Working Wood"; Captain J.G. Stedman's "Narrative of a Five Year's Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam"; Mark Silber's photographic work "Rural Maine"; and Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience". Backlist and integral order form provided.

Physical Description

1 box

37884. Sakramentar von metz. Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, Ms. lat. 1141, 1973. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; black and white photographic illustration. Prospectus for Vol. XXVIII of Codices Selecti, Group A: Bilderhandschriften (illuminated manuscripts); text in German, English, and French. List of other titles from the series printed on the back.

Physical Description

1 box

37926. Millstätter genesis--und physiologus-handschrift. Kärntner landesarchiv, sammelhandschrift GV 6/19, 1973. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; black and white photographic illustrations, lower right-hand corner a bit bumped. Prospectus for Vol. X of the series Codices Selecti group B (text manuscripts); German and English. List of previous titles from the series printed on back.

Physical Description

1 box

37920. Mosaner psalter-fragment. Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin. Codex 78 A 6, 1973. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; color photographic illustration pasted to brown paper laid in; rubber stamp to front. Prospectus for a title from Group A (illuminated manuscripts) of the series Codices Selecti; text in German and English; list of previous titles from the series printed on the back.

Physical Description

1 box

37904. Die goldene bulle (Codex Vindobonensis 338), 1973. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; propsectus for this facsimile edition, forming part of Group A (Bilderhandschriften/illuminated manuscripts) of the series Codices Selecti; typescript expert opinions and color photographic illustration from the original work pasted to brown paper both laid in. Small tears and bumps along edges.

Physical Description

1 box

39387. Fall 1973, 1973. 1 box.
General

Barre, Massachusetts: Barre.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 56; illustrations; original green and white pictorial wrappers; fine. Titles from the catalogue include E. Newbold Smith's "American Naval Broadsides (1745-1815)"; and Nicholas Zook's "A Guide to Gardens in New England Open to the Public". Also provides backlist and order form bound in back.

Physical Description

1 box

37929. Oswald von Wolkenstein: Oswald von Wolkenstein lieder. Handschrift A. Codex vindobonensis 2777, 1974. 1 box.
General

Author: Oswald von Wolkenstein

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; color illustration inside, text in red and black. Prospectus for a title in the series Codices Selecti, Group B (text manuscripts); German and English.

Physical Description

1 box

37897. Unterkircher, Franz: Burgundisches brevier, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Unterkircher, Franz

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (228 mm.); color illustration; prospectus in German.

Physical Description

1 box

37917. Anjou, René d': Vom liebentbrannten herzen. Erläutert von Franz Unterkircher, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Anjou, René d'

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Broadside, square 12mo (151 mm.); color photographic illustration on verso; prospectus in German.

Physical Description

1 box

36899. Books and ephemera of the Angelica Press, winter 1975-76, 1975. 1 box.
General

Brooklyn, New York: Angelica Press

Scope and Contents

12mo, unpaginated; bound in black orange-brown wrappers; catalog of books available from the press, with specimen pages, and illustrations throughout; also includes selection of bookplates, reproduced in the back; order form has been removed.

Physical Description

1 box

39573. Grahborn, Robert: A commonplace book of cookery. A collection of proverbs, anecdotes, opinions, and obscure facts on food, drink, cooks, cooking, dining, diners, & dieters, dating from ancient times to the present...with a preface by M.F.K. Fisher, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Grahborn, Robert

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrations printed in brown, blue decorative borders; fine. Prospectus for this edition limited to 425 copies. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39557. Grabhorn, Robert: A commonplace book of cookery. A collection of proverbs, anecdotes, opinions, and obscure facts on food, drink, cooks, cooking, dining, diners, & dieters dating from ancient times to the present...with a preface by M.F.K. Fisher, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Grabhorn, Robert

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (452 mm.); pictorial vignette, text printed in red and black; previous folds, else fine. Printed for the North Point Press. A selection of proverbs printed within decorative border ("Whoever tells a lie cannot be pure in heart--and only the pure in heart can make a good soup" - Ludwig van Beethoven).

Physical Description

1 box

39390. Fall 1975, 1975. 1 box.
General

Barre, Massachusetts: Barre.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 40; illustrations; original white pictorial wrappers, mostly fine. Catalogue of titles from Barre Publishers and the Imprint Society. These include Bernice Chesler's "In and Out of Boston with (or without) Children"; and "Nineteenth-Century Folk Painting: our spirited national heritage. Works of art from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tillou". Also provides backlist.

Physical Description

1 box

36891. Hahn, Robert: Routine risks. Poems, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Hahn, Robert

Omaha, Nebraska: Abattoir Editions

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 16mo (138 mm.); prospectus postcard from the press advertising three new poetry titles, Hahn's piece, Paul Dilsaver's "Malignant Blues," and William Heyen's "Of Palestine: A meditation"; text in brown and black. Postcard addressed to Emerson G. Wulling.

Physical Description

1 box

37921. Medicina antiqua. Codex vindobonensis 93, 1976. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; black and white photographic illustration, color photographic illustration pasted to brown paper laid in; text in red and black. Prospectus for Vol. XXVII of the series Codices Selecti. Text in German and English; list of previous titles from the series printed on back.

Physical Description

1 box

36890. Lalande, Joseph Jerome La Francais de: The art of papermaking. The first English language translation of 'Art de faire le papier'...Paris 1761. Into English by Richard MacIntyre Atkinson, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Lalande, Joseph Jerome La Francais de

Clare, Ireland: The Ashling Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 8vo; illustrated prospectus of this edition limited to 405 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36889. Lalande, Joseph Jerome La Francais de: The art of papermaking. The first English language translation of 'Art de faire le papier'...Paris 1761. Into English by Richard MacIntyre Atkinson, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Lalande, Joseph Jerome La Francais de

Clare, Ireland: The Ashling Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 8vo; illustrated prospectus of this edition limited to 405 copies; TLS from the distributor, Dawson's Book Shop, loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36292. Bible moralisée. Codex Vindobonensis 2554., 1977. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; photographic illustration, black and red lettering, text in German, French, and English, list of titles from this series, Codices selecti, of which this is Vol. XL. Color facsimile specimen picture Broadside, one image per side, loosely inserted. Very light foxing.

Physical Description

1 box

36280. Kaiser Friederich II: De Arte venandi cum avibus. Codx vaticanus, Ms. Pal. Lat. 1071. Über die Kunst mit Vögeln zu jagen. The art of falconry., 1977. 1 box.
General

Author: Kaiser Friederich II

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; photographic illustration; red and black lettering; text in German; list of previous publications from this series, "Codies selecti," of which this is no. XVI. Color facsimile specimen picture pasted to brown paper loosely inserted. Very slight foxing.

Physical Description

1 box

36291. Karolingisches Sakramentar. Codex Vindobonensis 958., 1977. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; photographic illustration, red and black lettering, text in German, Italian, and English, chronological table, list of titles from this series, Codices selecti, of which this is Vol. XXV. Color facsimile specimen picture pasted to brown paper loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

39568. Psalms of David & others, translated by Arthur Golding, 1977. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; printed in red and black, fine. Seasons greetings from the Press with advertisement for this holiday publication. Specimen psalm provided.

Physical Description

1 box

39558. Martin, Fred: A travel book, 1977. 1 box.
General

Author: Martin, Fred

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; fine. Prospectus for the Press's fourth publication; TLs from Andrew Hoyem on Press letterhead laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39572. The psalms of David and others as rendered into English by Arthur Golding, 1977. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4to; previous fold, mostly fine. Prospectus for the first separate edition of the psalms, translated from Calvin's Latin version, extracted from commentaries on the Psalms printed in London, 1571; edited by Richard G. Barnes. Specimen page provided. Edition limited to 200 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36289. Mosaner psalter-fragment. Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin. Codex 78 A 6., 1978. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; photographic illustration, black and red lettering, text in German and English, list of titles from this series, Codices selecti, of which this is Vol. L, color facsimile specimen picture pasted to brown paper loosely inserted. Light foxing.

Physical Description

1 box

36281. Phoebus, Gaston: Le livre de la chasse. Das buch von der jagd. Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, Ms. fr. 616., 1978. 1 box.
General

Author: Phoebus, Gaston

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; photographic illustration; red and black lettering; text in German and French; list of the previous titles from this series, "Codices selecti," of which this is Vol. LIII. Color facsimile specimen picture loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

39551. Melville, Herman: Moby-Dick, 1978. 1 box.
General

Author: Melville, Herman

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 23; illustrations; original blue printed wrappers, fine. Prospectus for the Press's 6th publication, an illustrated, handset, folio edition limited to 250 copies of Melville's novel. Copies of a type letter and autograph letter from the Press laid in. With original, specially-printed envelope in which this prospectus was mailed.

Physical Description

1 box

39559. Osborn, Selleck: An early nineteenth-century paean to natural gas for the deliverance of the whale from Poems...Boston, 1830, 1978. 1 box.
General

Author: Osborn, Selleck

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, tall 4to; previous fold, else fine. Giftbook from the Press in anticipation of the publication of Moby-Dick. Typed letter on Press letterhead laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

36888. Breitkopf, J.G.L.: The introduction of linen paper. The first English edition from part of Versuch den Ursprung der Spielkarten, die Einfuhrung des Linenpapiers, und der Anfang der Holzschneiderkunst in Europa zu erforschen...(Leipzig 1784). Translated into English by Cynthia Doran, 1978. 1 box.
General

Author: Breitkopf, J.G.L.

Ennis, Ireland: The Ashling Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for this edition limited to 460 signed and numbered copies; order form loosely inserted. Text in red and black, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

39560. Melville, Herman: Moby-dick; or, the whale, 1979. 1 box.
General

Author: Melville, Herman

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, small 4to; illustration; fine. Prospectus for the Arion Press edition, designed by Andrew Hoyem, illustrated by Barry Moser, and with a note on the California Edition by James D. Hart. Order form and invitation to the publication party laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39564. Type specimen supplement March, 1980, 1980. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4to; printed in red and black; fine. With 16mo bifolium, "The enclosed type specimen is sent with our compliments".

Physical Description

1 box

39554. Abbott, Edwin A.: Flatland, 1980. 1 box.
General

Author: Abbott, Edwin A.

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into 12-sided pamphlet, 12mo, accompanied by 3 additional printed Broadsides, also 12mo; illustrations; fine. Prospectus for Book VII to be published by the Press, "A fantastical satire set in a two dimensional world peopled by plane geometrical figures, & an early classic of science-fiction". This new edition with an introduction by Ray Bradbury, and limited to 275 copies. With original, specially printed envelope in which this prospectus was mailed.

Physical Description

1 box

39555. Announcement, fall, 1980, 1980. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Small 4to, unpaginated; illustrations, text printed in red and black; fine. 2 unbound folded leaves. Subscription form and envelope laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39222. Apocalypse. The revelation of St. John the Divine with woodblock prints by Jim Dine, 1982. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Arion Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; woodblock illustration; fine. Prospectus announces that "Dine's woodcuts, combined with an unusual typographic rendering of the biblical text by Andrew Hoyem, promise an important contribution to the livres d'artistes". Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39553. Rilke, Rainer Maria: Die weise von liebe und tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke. The lay of the love and death of Cornet Christoph Rilke...Translated by Stephen Mitchell. Illustrated by Warren Chappell, 1982. 1 box.
General

Author: Rilke, Rainer Maria

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; color illustrations, text printed in red and black; fine. Text printed in German and English for this bilingual edition of "the most popular poem of one of this century's greatest poets". Edition limited to 300 copies. Order form laid in. With original, specially-printed envelope.

Physical Description

1 box

36372. Pratt, T.K.: A Prince Edward Island wordbook., 1982. 1 box.
General

Author: Pratt, T.K.

Scope and Contents

4to, 47 leaves; prospectus for a work that does not appear to have ever been published; green paper wrappers, stapled.

Physical Description

1 box

36828. Catlin, George: North American Indian portfolio, 1983. 1 box.
General

Author: Catlin, George

New York: Abbeville Pres

Scope and Contents

Oblong 4to, unpaginated; illustrated prospectus of a limited edition facsimile of the lithographed portfolio of Catlin's paintings; pamphlet reproduces seven of the pieces from the work; also makes mentions two other limited edition Abbeville facsimiles, The Vatican Frescoes of Michelangelo and Audubon's Birds of America. Photocopy of Abbeville's "Collector's Editions" information and a business card of Morley Klausner, director of the Abbeville Press, both loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36842. Bahr, Leonard F.: Status report 1983, 1983. 1 box.
General

Author: Bahr, Leonard F.

Harper Woods, Michigan: Adagio

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; Leonard F. Bahr's report on the press, "to briefly summarize what has been happening in recent years, what the plans are, and how Adagio goes about its work"; gives a brief overview of the press's recent publications, the types the press uses, and the culture of the press.

Physical Description

1 box

39561. Hammett, Dashiell: The Maltese falcon, 1983. 1 box.
General

Author: Hammett, Dashiell

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; fine. Prospectus provides specimen pages 3-5; order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39569. Doyle, A. Conan: The hound of the Baskervilles, 1983. 1 box.
General

Author: Doyle, A. Conan

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, large 4to; illustrations; fine. Edition limited to 400 copies. Order form laid in. With original, specially-printed envelope in which this prospectus was mailed.

Physical Description

1 box

39562. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The great Gatsby, 1984. 1 box.
General

Author: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

4to, 5 leaves with additional 16mo Broadside stapled together; illustrations; previous fold, else fine. Photocopy of a New York Times Magazine article for Sunday, October 28, 1984, featuring the work of the Arion Press. Broadside advertising the newest publication, not mentioned in the article, The Great Gatsby.

Physical Description

1 box

39550. The publishing program of the Arion Press, 1984, 1984. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; original grey wrappers printed in red; fine. Catalogue of new titles from the Press, as well as a checklist of previous titles. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

36830. Berry, Duc de: Les très riches heures du Duc de Berry, 1984. 1 box.
General

Author: Berry, Duc de

New York: Harry N. Abrams

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into six-sided pamphlet, folio; illustrated prospectus for a facsimile edition of "The King of Illuminated Manuscripts"; also advertises a specially-designed plexiglass case for the work.

Physical Description

1 box

39552. Deluxe limited edition books. Fall, 1985. Publishing program, 1985. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; printed in red and black; self wrappers, fine. Catalogue also includes list of previous titles still available from the Press.

Physical Description

1 box

39567. Grayson, Andrew Jackson: Birds of the Pacific slope, 1985. 1 box.
General

Author: Grayson, Andrew Jackson

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4to; color reproduction of "Song Finch or Pretty Bird, Tepic, Dec. 1865"; fine. Seasons greetings from the Press, with advertisement for this holiday publication.

Physical Description

1 box

39566. Stevens, Wallace: Poems selected and with an introduction by Helen Vendler with a frontispiece etching by Jasper Johns, 1985. 1 box.
General

Author: Stevens, Wallace

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4to; illustration; fine. Prospectus for a work published in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the poet's death in an edition of 326 copies. With original, specially-printed envelope in which the prospectus was mailed.

Physical Description

1 box

39571. Chandler, Raymond: The big sleep, 1986. 1 box.
General

Author: Chandler, Raymond

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

4to, unpaginated; black and white photographic illustration, blue-green decorative borders; fine. Integral publication party invitation printed on back. Typed letter on Press letterhead laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39570. Chandler, Raymond: The big sleep, 1986. 1 box.
General

Author: Chandler, Raymond

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (507 mm.); black and white photographic illustration, text printed in blue-green and black; previous folds, else fine. Prospectus for an edition illustrated with 40 photographs by Lou Stoumen, introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell, and limited to 400 copies. With order form.

Physical Description

1 box

New years greetings from the Arion Press in San Francisco., 1988. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Large piece of paper folded into bifolium pamphlet. Printed in red and black. Inside is a reproduction of a 1760 letter from Lawrence Sterne (?).

Physical Description

1 box

36870. Reese, William S.: The printers' first fruits: An exhibition of American imprints, 1640-1742, from the collection of the American Antiquarian Society, 1989. 1 box.
General

Author: Reese, William S.

Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; prospectus for the catalog of this exhibition, commemorating 350 years of printing in the United States; integral order form. This brochure addressed to Emerson G. Wulling.

Physical Description

1 box

38429. Thistleton, Francis [William Henry Fleet]: How I came to be governor of the island of Cacona, 1989. 1 box.
General

Author: Thistleton, Francis [William Henry Fleet]

San Francisco: Arion Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 8; two-tone illustrations throughout; fine. Prospectus for the Press's 28th book, "A satire on colonial government from Canada in 1852"; edition limited to 300 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

38428. Announcement of limited edition books, 1989. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Arion Press

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, 8vo; woodcut vignette; fine. Catalogue of 3 books published in the fall of 1989, including Czeslaw Milosz's "The World, a sequence of twenty poems" and Diana Ketcham's "Le désert de Retz, a history of this eighteenth-century French folly garden". Prospectus also provides information on the Press's subscription program, news, and ordering instructions. Order form for all 1989 titles laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

37594. 1992 catalogue, 1992. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Arion Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; original blue printed wrappers; the checklist of books includes Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick, or The Whale"; Rudolph Koch's "The Typefoundry in Silhouette," translated by Alexander Nesbitt; Dashiell Hammet's "The Maltese Falcon," illustrated with 46 period photographs; Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles"; Gertrude Stein's "The World is Round"; Laurence Sterne's "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman"; Czeslaw Milosz's "The World"; "Poems of W.B. Yeats"; Ludwig Wittgenstein's "On Certainty"; and Edgar Allan Poe's "Eureka: An Essay on the Material and Spritiual Universe".

Physical Description

1 box

37601. Bowles, Paul and Barry Brukoff: Morocco, 1993. 1 box.
General

Author: Bowles, Paul and Barry Brukoff

New York: H.N. Abrams

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 8vo (92 x 215 mm.); edition limited to 50 signed and numbered copies.

Physical Description

1 box

37858. Wheatcroft, John: Alfresco, 1994. 1 box.
General

Author: Wheatcroft, John

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Press of Appletree Alley

Scope and Contents

Broadside, tall folio (330 mm.); prospectus for No. 1 of the Press's chapbook series, a poem by the Professor Emeritus of English at Bucknell University; illustrated by Colleen Shannon, borders by W.A. Dwiggens; limited to 125 numbered and signed copies. Previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

37835. [TLs from the Press's publisher, providing a list of titles from the press], 1995. 1 box.
General

Afton, Minnesota: Afton Historical Society Press

Scope and Contents

TLs on Press letterhead; order form and prospectuses for John Runk's photo book "Stillwater: Minnesota's Birthplace"; Eastman Johnson's "Lake Superior Indians"; and Patricia Condon Johnson's "The Shape of Things: the Art of Francis Lee Jaques".

Physical Description

1 box

39351. Fine books and prints in limited editions, 1995. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Arion Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated; fine. Price list for titles available from the Press, including "Herman Melville: Selected Poems," frontispiece portrait engraved by Barry Moser; and Ludwig Wittgenstein's "On Certainty". Laid in order form and TLs on Press letterhead.

Physical Description

1 box

36829. Rewald, John: The paintings of Paul Cézanne: A catalogue raisonné by John Rewald, in collaboration with Walter Feilchenfeldt and Jayne Warman, 1996. 1 box.
General

Author: Rewald, John

New York: Harry N. Abrams

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into six-sided pamphlet, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for this "authoritative resource"; integral order form on back page.

Physical Description

1 box

36392. Seymour, M.C.: A catalogue of Chaucer manuscripts. Volume II: The Canterbury Tales, 1997. 1 box.
General

Author: Seymour, M.C.

Brookfield, VT: Ashgate

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus provides two sample pages (74-75) as well as the contents and information on Volume 1: Works before the Canterbury Tales. Order Options forms included in text. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

42473. How to join the subscribers of the Arion Press [heading title], 1998. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, 8vo; fine. Brochure for prospective subscribers of Andrew Hoyem's Press: "As a member, you will be lending your support to one of the very last enterprises of its kind, an independent publisher of limited editions that uses all the traditional methods of book making and letterpress printing under one roof." Included with the offer is a Press price list of available titles, including, among many others, Rudyard Kipling's "With the Night Mail" (1998); Brillat-Savarin's "The Physiology of Taste," with notes by M.F.K. Fisher (1994); and "The Poems of W.B. Yeats" (1990).

Physical Description

1 box

37732. Senior, Dorothy: Caprice: her book, 1910. 1 box.
General

Author: Senior, Dorothy

London: Adam and Charles Black

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus provides 2 specimen pages from the novel; advertisement for Senior's over novel, "The Clutch of Circumstance" printed on the back; integral order form.

Filed under B.

Physical Description

1 box

37799. Banks, Edgar J.: The Bible and the spade, 1913. 1 box.
General

Author: Banks, Edgar J.

London: Association Press

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into 6-sided pamphlet, 12mo; illustrated prospectus of this work aimed to be used both for Biblical and archaeological studies. Rubber stamp to front page reads "This book may be obtained directly from the author, Greenfield Mass."

Physical Description

1 box

36886. Horace: Quinti Horati flacci carmina liber IV. 7: Ad torquatum. Rendered into English verse by George Clinton Jr., 1926. 1 box.
General

Author: Horace

Eden, New York: The Aries Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; prospectus for this edition of Horace's piece, "printed in black and tile red from Goudy's 'Garamont' type on English hand made 'Kelmscott' paper," limited to 100 copies; also advertises for "The Book Mark of Santa Maria de Jesus: 1515-1582. New translated from the Spanish by George Clinton Jr" and also limited to 100 copies. Text in red and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36885. Middleton, Richard: The ghost ship, 1926. 1 box.
General

Author: Middleton, Richard

Eden, New York: The Aries Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 16mo; a printed note of thanks for the order of Middleton's piece, the Press's first; signed Spencer Kellogg Jr.

Physical Description

1 box

36896. Harte, Bret: The adventure of Padre Vicentio. A legend of San Francisco, 1939. 1 box.
General

Author: Harte, Bret

Berkeley, Calif.: The Archetype Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; illustrated prospectus for a companion piece to Harte's "The Right Eye of the Commander"; edition limited to 450 copies; prospectus postmarked and addressed to Eleanor Pitcher, c/o the Hutington Library, San Marino, California. Text in brown, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

39214. Armitage, Merle: Accent on the arts. A significant autobiography, 1944. 1 box.
General

Author: Armitage, Merle

Whittier, California: American Institute of Graphic Arts

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; black and white illustrations; text printed in red and black; previous fold, else fine. Prospectus for a limited edition of a collection of letters and excerpts by 19 "distinguished Americans". Integral order form addressed to Edna M. Newton.

Physical Description

1 box

36871. Brigham, Clarence S.: History and bibliography of American newspapers, 1690-1820, 1947. 1 box.
General

Author: Brigham, Clarence S.

Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus for this authoritative bibliography by the director of the Society, includes sample page and the terms of subscription. Text in red and black, previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36853. Initials from French incunabula. With 1011 reproductions and an introduction by Hellmutt Lehmann-Haupt, 1948. 1 box.
General

New York: Aldus Book Company

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for a work limited to an edition of 950 copies; five reproductions of French incunabula initials on back page; integral order form addressed to Messrs. Bernard Quaritch Ltd. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36861. Montaigne: Essays of Montaigne, 1948. 1 box.
General

Author: Montaigne

Alma, Calif.: L-D Allen Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (303 mm.); illustrated prospectus for this edition of Montaigne's "immortal" essays; the press has "based their design on the exquisite books of the Montaigne period...Mallette Dean has drawn unusually attractive headbands and initials"; edition limited to 200 copies and distributed by Roy Vernon Sowers, Alma, Calif. Previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36860. Montaigne: Essays of Montaigne, 1948. 1 box.
General

Author: Montaigne

New York: L-D Allen Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (303 mm.); illustrated prospectus for this edition of Montaigne's "immortal" essays; the press has "based their design on the exquisite books of the Montaigne period...Mallette Dean has drawn unusually attractive headbands and initials"; edition limited to 200 copies and distributed by Philip C. Duschnes, New York. Previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36825. Aesop: Aesop's fables, retold by Elfriede Abbe, 1950. 1 box.
General

Author: Aesop

Ithaca, New York: Elfriede Abbe

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for a limited edition of 500 numbered and signed copies, illustrated and hand-printed by Abbe; integral order form on back page; pre-addressed envelopes and a leaf providing praise from various authorities loosely inserted. Text in red and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36865. Stevenson, Robert Louis: Across the plains...with an introductory note by Oscar Lewis; and eight chapter-head illustrations by Mallette Dean, 1950. 1 box.
General

Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Glenwood, California: L-D Allen Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for this edition of a Stevenson adventure story, edition limited to 200 copies; specimen title page included. Order form loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36862. Tolstoy, Leo: What men live by, 1951. 1 box.
General

Author: Tolstoy, Leo

Los Angeles, California: L-D Allen Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 16mo; illustrated prospectus for this edition of Tolstoy's parable, limited to 150 copies; illustrated by Mallette Dean and hand-illuminated by Dorothy Allen; distributed by Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles, California.

Physical Description

1 box

36863. Tolstoy, Leo: What men live by, 1951. 1 box.
General

Author: Tolstoy, Leo

Los Angeles, California: L-D Allen Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 16mo; illustrated prospectus for this edition of Tolstoy's parable, limited to 150 copies; illustrated by Mallette Dean and hand-illuminated by Dorothy Allen; distributed by Philip C. Duschnes, New York. Order form loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36826. Aeschylus: Prometheus bound, translated from the Greek by Elizabeth Barrett Browning & with woodcuts by Elfriede Abbe, 1952. 1 box.
General

Author: Aeschylus

Ithaca, New York: Elfriede Abbe

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for an edition limited to 150 copies, numbered and signed; integral order form on back page; pre-addressed envelope loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36872. Brigham, Clarence S.: Paul Revere's engravings, 1954. 1 box.
General

Author: Brigham, Clarence S.

Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus for this monograph on the engravings by Paul Revere; includes sample page and terms of subscription. Text in red and black, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36864. Stendhal: The private journals of Stendhal, 1954. 1 box.
General

Author: Stendhal

New York: L-D Allen Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for this limited edition of 175 copies; "hand-set in Romanée type from the Enschedé foundry in Holland, and printed by hand on an 1830 Acorn-Smith press; the paper is hand-made Crown and Sceptre from England, printed damp. The book is decorated with handsome wood engravings done by Mallette Dean in the French manner of the early Nineteenth century. There are 150 quarto pages, which we have bound in a handmade, antique crimson and gold Fortuny print from Venice"; distributed by the Chiswick Book Shop, New York. Order form loosely inserted. Comes with the original envelope in which this prospectus was mailed, addressed to E.G. Wulling and postmarked Dec 2 1954.

Physical Description

1 box

36869. The noble knight Paris & the fair Vienne. Translated out of the French by William Caxton, 1956. 1 box.
General

New York: Allen Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; illustrated prospectus for a reprint of this thirteenth century French romance; "printed on Acorn-Smith handpress...wood engravings by Mallette Dean; each...has been hand-colored by Dorothy Allen...The binding contsists of an Invicta parchment spine, and sides of French paper decorated with wood engravings"; distributed by the Chiswick Bookshop, New York, NY. Text in red and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36827. Turner, Frederick Jackson: The significance of the frontier in American history...designed, illustrated, hand-set, & hand-printed by Elfriede Abbe, 1956. 1 box.
General

Author: Turner, Frederick Jackson

Ithaca, New York: Elfriede Abbe

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, oblong 8vo; illustrated prospectus of this limited edition of 275 copies; printed by Abbe for the Cornell University Press; also provides list of other Abbe limited editions still available.

Physical Description

1 box

39542. Paranavitana, S.: The god of Adam's peak, 1958. 1 box.
General

Author: Paranavitana, S.

Ascona, Switzerland: Artibus Asiae Publishers.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (308 mm.); color illustration; a bit worn from handling, mostly fine. Order form printed at bottom of Broadside verso.

Physical Description

1 box

37925. Sacramentarium veronense (leonianum), 1960. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; 2 color facsimiles; text in red and black. Prospectus in German and Italian.

Physical Description

1 box

36438. Alston, R.C.: The English dictionary. Volume 5 of A bibliography of the English language from the invention of printing to the year 1800., 1965. 1 box.
General

Author: Alston, R.C.

Leeds: E.J. Arnold & Son Limited

Scope and Contents

8vo, 2 unbound leaves issued with unpaginated pamphlet of specimen pages; one of the unbound leaves provides the volumes of the Bibliography and, on verso, an order form. Specimen pages and facsimiles. "A systematic record of writings on English, and on other languages in English, based on the collections of the principal libraries of the World." "Privately printed and limited to 500 sets only."

Physical Description

1 box

37866. Codex cospi, calendario messicano 4093. Biblioteca Universitaria Bologna, 1968. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (300 mm.); illustrated prospectus for a title belonging "to group 'C' ('Manuscripts from Foreign Cultures') of the series Codices Selecti"; previous owner's notes in pencil and red ink. Text in German and English.

Physical Description

1 box

36846. A collection of private press typographia, 1973. 1 box.
General

Harper Woods, Michigan: Adagio

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; list of the publications currently available from the press; small Broadside with mission statement loosely inserted. Comes with the original envelope in which this brochure came, postmarked and addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press.

Physical Description

1 box

36898. Current offerings of the Angelica Press, 1975. 1 box.
General

Brooklyn, NY: Angelica Press

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into six-sided brochure, 8vo; lists works available from the press, which includes bookplates and Washington Irving's "Christmas at Bracebridge Hall"; upcoming offerings include "Wood type of the Angelica Press" and "Little Angel Books"; sheet with eight specimen book plates loosely inserted. Text in red and black, with original envelope in which this brochure came, addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press, La Crosse, Wis.

Physical Description

1 box

37603. Angling books of the Americas, 1975. 1 box.
General

New York: Anglers Press

Scope and Contents

TLs on Press letterhead, from the publisher, Meredith P. Bruns, announcing the continuing availability of this bibliography.

Physical Description

1 box

36844. Bahr, Leonard F.: TypoGraphia 1, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Bahr, Leonard F.

Harper Woods, Michigan: Adagio

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for "a collection of ten entirely different typographic exercises"; Broadside giving the press's mission statement loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36900. Swift, Jonathan: A voyage to Laputa. From the travels of Lemuel Gulliver, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Swift, Jonathan

New York: Angelica Press

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into six-sided brochure, 8vo; prospectus for this edition limited to 1000 copies, illustrated by Warren Chappell; integral order form. Text in green and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36843. Bahr, Leonard F.: Typographia two, 1979. 1 box.
General

Author: Bahr, Leonard F.

Harper Woods, Michigan: Adagio, Leonard F. Bahr

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (278 mm.); prospectus for the second title from the TypoGraphia series, "planned for typophiles and private press enthusiasts who seek a publication combining the unusual types with a text relating to various aspects of typography and the private press"; the them of this number is "the challenging enigma of defining private press". Text in brown and black, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36895. Glaister, Geoffrey Ashall: Glaister's glossary of the book, 1979. 1 box.
General

Author: Glaister, Geoffrey Ashall

Herts, England: George Allen & Unwin

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; illustrated prospectus includes review excerpts, a specimen page (221), and a list of other available publications; integral order form on back page.

Physical Description

1 box

36841. Blake, William: Proverbs of hell, 1982. 1 box.
General

Author: Blake, William

Harper Woods, Michigan: Adagio, The private press of Leonard F. Bahr

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (279 mm.); prospectus for this limited edition of Blake's proverbs, providing the first and last of the sixty-nine; "The types have been set by hand and printed in three colors, a page at a time, on cream Frankfurt text. The wrapper is two sheets of Canson Mi-Teintes. The principal text type is Trump Mediaeval Italic. Eight of the Proverbs have been set in Jaguar...The rugged Houtsneeletter was used for the title and American Uncial Initials for the wrapper." Edition limited to 198 copies. Text in red and black, previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

39563. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The great Gatsby, 1984. 1 box.
General

Author: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (278 mm.); illustration by Michael Graves for "The Great Gatsby," chapter 8; previous folds, else fine.

Physical Description

1 box

39565. Stein, Gertrude: The world is round, 1986. 1 box.
General

Author: Stein, Gertrude

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Round 8vo, unpaginated; illustrations, printed in red, blue, and black; fine. Prospectus for the Press's 18th publication, illustrated by Clement Hurd with a companion volume "The World is Not Flat," by Edith Thacher Hurd. Gift certificate and envelope laid in.With original, specially-printed envelope in which the prospectus was mailed.

Physical Description

1 box

44696. Hundertwasser, Friedensreich.: Friedensreich Hundertwasser, 1986. 1 box.
General

Author: Hundertwasser, Friedensreich.

Zürich: ARS VIVA

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, square 4to; text and double-page illustration printed in green, silver, and metallic red on black paper; fine. Prospectus for a portfolio of 10 prints by the Austrian (and later, New Zealand), artist Hundertwasser, in collaboration with the printer Günter Dietz.

Physical Description

1 box

37598. Raby, Julian, Zeren Tanindi, and Tim Stanley: Turkish bookbinding in the 15th century. The foundation of an Ottoman court style, 1993. 1 box.
General

Author: Raby, Julian, Zeren Tanindi, and Tim Stanley

London: Azimuth Editions

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus printed to resemble a 15th century Turkish book; edition limited to 1000 copies and printed on behalf of the Association Internationale de Bibliophile; order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

37729. Hamilton, Alastair: Europe and the Arab world. Five centuries of books by European scholars and travellers from the libraries of the Arcadian Group, 1994. 1 box.
General

Author: Hamilton, Alastair

London: Azimuth Editions

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, small 8vo; illustrated prospectus; integral order form.

Physical Description

1 box

37724. Inez, Colette: Naming the moons. Illustrations by Florence Putterman, 1994. 1 box.
General

Author: Inez, Colette

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Press of Appletree Alley

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for a new addition to the Series in Contemporary Poetry; edition limited to 125 signed copies.

Physical Description

1 box

37815. Morris, William: Printing as an art...Introduction by Charles Mann, wood engravings by Linda Holmes, edited by Mary Chenoweth Stratton, 1994. 1 box.
General

Author: Morris, William

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: The Press of Appletree Alley, Bucknell University

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for the fifth volume in the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library Limited Edition Series.

Physical Description

1 box

37837. Peacock, Molly: Animals at the table...with wood engravings by the English artist Anne Jope, 1995. 1 box.
General

Author: Peacock, Molly

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Press of Appletree Alley

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for a title from the Bucknell University Fine Editions: A Series in Contemporary Poetry; bound by Don Rash and limited to 125 signed copies. Previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

37708. Roth, Philip: His mistress's voice, 1995. 1 box.
General

Author: Roth, Philip

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Press of Appletree Alley

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for this limited edition of a Philip Roth novella, 195 copies printed; calligraphy and binding by Don Rash. The list of other limited editions from the series printed on the back.

Physical Description

1 box

39300. [Catalogue], 1996. 1 box.
General

Afton, Minnesota: Afton Historical Society Press

Scope and Contents

Oblong 8vo, pp. 13; color illustrations; pictorial self-wrapper, fine. Titles from the Press, including Rena Neumann Coen's "Minnesota Impressionists," Bertha L. Heilbron's "Christmas and New Year's on the Minnesota Frontier," Susan Davis Price's "Minnesota Gardens. An illustrated history," and Mary Henderson Eastman' "Dahcotah: or, life and legeds of the Sioux". Order form printed on back wrapper verso.

Physical Description

1 box

39307. Rossetti, Dante and William: The Rossettis: brothers & brotherhood, 1996. 1 box.
General

Author: Rossetti, Dante and William

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Press of Appletree Alley.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustration; small tears from previous fold not affectin text, else fine. Prospectus for the sixth volume of the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library Limited Edition Series, containing unpublished and published letters by the 2 brothers. Introduction by Alicia Craig Faxon; wood engravings by Linda Holmes. 145 copies printed.

Physical Description

1 box

39288. Smith, Bruce: The distance...Wood engraving by Michael McCurdy, 1996. 1 box.
General

Author: Smith, Bruce

Lewisburg, PA: Press of Appletree Alley.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; previous fold, else fine. Prospectus for a title from the Bucknell University Fine Editions, a series in contemporary poetry. Edition limited to 125 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36893. The scribe, 1946. 1 box.
General

New York: Archway Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for this series of pen-written books and illustrated books; specimen page (9 of "The Flower lover and the fairies," a Chinese tale illustrated by Jeanyee Wong); also provides a list of titles printed and "in preparation," including a work illustrated by W.A. Dwiggins; integral order back printed on back page. Text in blue and black, previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36451. Denman, Frank: The shaping of our alphabet: A study of the changing type styles, 1955. 1 box.
General

Author: Denman, Frank

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (199 mm.); illustrated; prospectus for a work that would be published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1955, and described here, in four bullet-points, as "an important contribution to the literature on type and typography". Printed on yellow paper with red ink, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36284. Das bedeutendste Lehrbuch der Chirurgie im Mittelalter. Die chirurgie des Abu'l Qasim. (Abu'l Qasim Halaf Ibn c'Abbas al-Zahraui. Chirurgia). Eine vollständige farbige Faksimile-Ausgabe von Codex Vindobonensis S.N. 2641., 1980. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; color facsimile and illustrations, one of which is full-paged, from the book advertised; text in German.

Physical Description

1 box

36897. Books in print, 1983. 1 box.
General

Berkeley: Arif Press

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into six-sided brochure, 8vo; list of books available from the press and distributed by Granary Books.

Physical Description

1 box

36894. Schullian, Dorothy M.: A catalogue of incunabula and manuscripts in the Army Medical Library. [By Dorothy M. Schullian and Francis E. Sommer], 1948. 1 box.
General

Author: Schullian, Dorothy M.

Washington, D.C.: Army Medical Library

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus for a work to be published for The Honorary Consultants of the Army Medical Library; provides table of contents and specimen entries from Part I and Part II; order form and pre-addressed envelope loosely inserted; also loosely inserted, TLS on Army Medical Library letterhead from John F. Fulton and Chauncey D. Leake annoucing the work's publication.

Physical Description

1 box

44698. Carrà, Massimo.: Carrà: tutta l'opera pittorica. Volume I: 1900-1930, 1967. 1 box.
General

Author: Carrà, Massimo.

Milan: Edizioni dell'Annunciata

Scope and Contents

4to, unpaged; staplebound self-wrappers printed in grey and black (light foxing along edges); one color plate, additional illustrations, plain and color, in text; light wear from handling, else very good. Text in Italian.

Physical Description

1 box

Beach, Rex.: The writer who has lived his stories [drop title], 1905. 1 item.
General

Author: Beach, Rex.

Scope and Contents

Broadside (approx. 279 mm.); 3 illustrations, including one photographic; text printed in blue and orange; short tears from previous folds, else very good. Announcement (from Harper? Burt?) for the Yukon Edition in 10 volumes of the works of Rex Beach, a writer described as a "Man of Vigor," and the "most American of authors". Includes the promise of "The lure of danger, the lust of combat, the love of man and woman, the primitive hungers all of us feel as our human heritage..."

General

Missing as of 2017/1/17.

Physical Description

1 item

44665. Race relationships in the South, 1910. 1 box.
General

New York: Association Press

Scope and Contents

12mo, bifolium printed on tan paper; illustrations, text printed in purple; previous fold, else about fine. Prospectus for a seven-volume series; press opinions. Contents include works by W.D. Weatherford, Edgar Gardner Murphy, Gilbert Thomas Stephenson, Albert Bushnell Hart, and two titles by Booker T. Washington. Integral order form printed on p. [4].

Physical Description

1 box

37936. Wiener hispana-handschrift. Codex vindobonensis 411, 1971. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; color facsimile, text printed in gilt. Prospectus for a title from the series Codices Selecti; German and English. List of titles from the series printed on back.

Physical Description

1 box

36290. Trierer apokalypse. Stadtbibliothek Trier. Codex 31. Der umfangreichste illustrierte Apokalypse-Zyklus des gesamten frühen Mittelalters., 1973. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; text in German, bibliograhy provided at the end in German and English; list of titles from this series, Codices selecti; color facsimile specimen picture pasted to brown paper loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

37861. Codex peresianus (Codex Paris), 1968. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for Volume 9 of group "C" (Manuscripts from Foreign Cultures) of the Series Codices Selecti, a facsimile edition of the illustrated Maya-manuscript at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; list of other titles from the Series also printed. Text in English and German.

Physical Description

1 box

37864. Nowotny, Karl Anton: Codex Borgia. Biblioteca apostolica vaticana, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Nowotny, Karl Anton

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Biflolium, folio; illustrated prospectus for this facsimile forming part of the series Codices Selecti; text in German and English. A list of previous titles from the series printed on the back.

Physical Description

1 box

37919. Speculum humanae salvationis. Codex cremifanensis 243, 1977. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; black and white photographic illustration, color photographic illustration laid in; text in red and black. Prospectus for Vol. XXXII from Group A (illuminated manuscripts) of the series Codices Selecti; text in German and English; list of titles from the series printed on the back. All 12 copies held together by a band of paper.

Physical Description

1 box

37903. Missale glagoliticum hervoiae ducis spalatensis (Topkapi Saray, Istanbul), 1971. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus for the "Complete colour facsimile edition," forming part of the series Codices Selecti; specimen page, expert opinions, and chronology provided. Published in conjunction with the Mladinska Knjiga-Ljubljana Staroslavenski Institut "Svetozar Ritig" Zagreb. Rubber stamps to front cover. 1 without specimen page,

Physical Description

1 box

39386. Spring 1972, 1972. 1 box.
General

Boston: Barre Publishers.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 95; illustrations; original orange pictorial wrappers, mostly fine. Titles listed in the catalogue include the reference work "Chronological Tables of American Newspapers," compiled by Edward Connery Lathem; James Houston's "Eskimo Prints"; and A. Lassell Ripley's "Sporting Etchings". New works from the Imprint Society include Isaiah Thomas's "The History of Printing in America" and Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The House of Seven Gables".

Physical Description

1 box

37868. Pratt, Frances and Carlo Gay: Ceramic figures of ancient Mexico, 1974. 1 box.
General

Author: Pratt, Frances and Carlo Gay

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; illustrated prospectus for the third titles from the series Artes Americanae, edited by Ferdinand Anders; the other two titles from the series printed on the back: Irmgard Weitlaner Johnson's "Design Motifs on Mexican Indian Textiles" and Ignacio Bernal and Andy Seuffert's "The Ballplayers of Dainzú.

Physical Description

1 box

37922. Maurus, Hrabanus: Liber de laudibus sanctae crucis. Codex vindobonensis 652, 1974. 1 box.
General

Author: Maurus, Hrabanus

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; black and white photographic illustration, color photographic illustration pasted to brown paper laid in, text in red and black. Prospectus for Vol. XXXIII of the series Codices Selecti, Group A (illuminated manuscripts); text in German and English; list of previous titles from the series printed on back.

Physical Description

1 box

37886. Thomas, Marcel: Scènes de l'ancien testament illustrant le psautier de Saint Louis, 1974. 1 box.
General

Author: Thomas, Marcel

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 12mo (200 mm.); color facsimile on Broadside recto, black and white photographic illustration on verso. Prospectus for the color facsimile of the 78 miniatures from the manuscript psautier of Saint Louis in the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris; introduction by Thomas. Text in French, German, and English.

Physical Description

1 box

37876. Weber, Gertrud and Matthias Strecker: Petroglyphen der finca las palmas (Chiapas, Mexiko), 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Weber, Gertrud and Matthias Strecker

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (300 mm.); illustrated prospectus for the fourth volume from the "Amerikanischen Felsbilder/American Rock Paintings and Petrolgyphs"; text in German and English; also lists other titles from the series, Carlo T.E. Gay's "Chalcacingo" and James L. Swauger's "Rock Art of the Upper Ohio Valley". Illustrated with black and white photographs and map.

Physical Description

1 box

37867. Lukesch, Anton: Bearded Indians of the tropical forest, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Lukesch, Anton

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (300 mm.); illustrated prospectus for this monograph documenting "a first encounter with an aboriginal Indian tribe in the 20th century." Prospectus also mentions another title available from the Press, Theodor Koch-Grünberg's "Zwei Jahre Unter den Indianren," a reprint of the 1909-1910 edition.

Physical Description

1 box

37877. Pollak-Eltz, A. and H. Straka Bull: Venezuelan petroglyphs, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Pollak-Eltz, A. and H. Straka Bull

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (300 mm.); prospectus for the third volume from the series "Amerikanischen Felsbilder/American Rock Paintings and Petroglyphs"; text in English and Spanish. "This volume gives an account of the most important petroglyphs and rock paintings to have been discovered in Venezuela. The majority of this material is being published for the first time." Color photographic illustration.

Physical Description

1 box

37885. Dioscurides. Codex vindobonensis medicus graecus 1. Die grösste farbige faksimile-ausgabe der welt, 1975. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (340 mm.); black and white photographic illustration; right-hand edge a bit bumped. Prospectus for Vol. XII of the Codices Selecti series; text in German.

Physical Description

1 box

39549. Shakespeare, William: Venus & Adonis...together with sources for the poem in Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Arthur Golding, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Shakespeare, William

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 8; illustration; 2 unbound folded leaves; fine. Prospectus for the third book to be published by the Press. Includes specimen page; paper sample laid in. Prospectus text written by Andrew Hoyem and R.G. Barnes.

Physical Description

1 box

37927. Hammerschmidt, Ernst: Codices aethiopici. Herausgegeben von...Band 1. Illuminierte handschriften der Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz und handschriften vom Tanasee, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Hammerschmidt, Ernst

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (337 mm.); color illustration; previous fold. Prospectus in German and English.

Physical Description

1 box

39556. Sinton, Nell: Under the table at the Donner Party, a dining room frieze2750, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Sinton, Nell

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into 6-sided pamphlet, 8vo; illustrations; fine. Prospectus for "An important new graphic work with a 'tough and funny' message by one of America's foremost women artists". Invitation to the publication party laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

36283. Exultet-Rolle. Codex Vaticanus lat. 9820., 1977. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; photographic illustration and facsimile of musical score; text in German and English; list of titles from this series, "Codices selecti," of which this is Vol. XLVII. Color facsimile speciment picture pasted to brown paper loosely inserted. Light foxing.

Physical Description

1 box

36279. Virgil: Vergilius Augusteus, 1977. 1 box.
General

Author: Virgil

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; photographic illustration; text in German and English; list of previous titles from this series, "Codices selecti," of which this is no. LVI; foldout facsimile specimen picture loosely inserted. Foxing.

Physical Description

1 box

39547. The standard edition of the book of common prayer as adopted on September 12, 1979 by the General Convention, 1982. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (200 mm.); fine. Prospectus for this edition commissioned by the Episcopal Church, of which 400 copies were printed.

Physical Description

1 box

39373. Catalogue of publications, 1990-91 and checlist, 1975-90, 1990. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Arion Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; original grey pictorial wrappers, printed in red and black; fine. Titles from the catalogue include Edgar Allan Poe's "Eureka"; and "Poems by W.B. Yeats". Typed letter on Press letterhead laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

37639. DesBarres, Joseph F.W. and others: The Atlantic Neptune, 1966. 1 box.
General

Author: DesBarres, Joseph F.W. and others

Barre, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 4to; extensively illustrated prospectus of a 4-volume marine atlas of Nova Scotia, New England, the River and Gult of St. Lawrence, and New York to the Mississippi. List of plates from each volume printed on the back.

Physical Description

1 box

39247. Martin, Fred: A travel book, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Martin, Fred

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (416 mm.); color illustrations, text printed in red and black; previous fold, else fine. Prospectus for the Press's fourth limited edition, "a poetic and philosophical journal of the real and imaginary journey from west to east, incorporating original prints". With order forms, an invitation to the publication party, and a black and white photographic image of the finished work.

Physical Description

1 box

39546. Shaped poetry, 1981. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, large oblong 8vo; illustrations, text printed in red and black; mostly fine. Prospectus for the 8th publication of the Press's series of limited editions, "a typographical tour de force". Portfolio to be limited to 300 sets. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39548. Koch, Rudolf: The typefoundry in silhouette, 1982. 1 box.
General

Author: Koch, Rudolf

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, 8vo; illustration, text printed in red and black; mostly fine. Prospectus for the Press's 9th publication, "a visual record of a vanishing trade that began with the invention of printing from movable types and has continued for 500 years".

Physical Description

1 box

37900. Codex fejérváry-mayer, 1969. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (260 mm.); color photographic illustration; prospectus for a "True colour facsimile-edition of the [important ancient Mexican] manuscript in possession of the City of Liverpool Museum". Forms part of the Group C (manuscripts from foreign cultures) in the series Codices Selecti. List of other titles in the Group provided, along with expert opinions. Text in German and English.

Physical Description

1 box

37937. Hamza-nama, 1974. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; color illustration pasted into bifolium; text in red and black; edges and corners a bit worn. Prospectus for a title from the series Codices Selecti, Group D (Oriental manuscripts). "Complete colour facsimile edition of all the known and accessible folios from the most important manuscript of the Moghul school." German and English.

Physical Description

1 box

36293. Wolfram von Eschenbach: Willehalm. Codex Vindobonensis 2670., 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Wolfram von Eschenbach

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; photographic illustration, red and black lettering, text in German and English, list of titles from this series, Codices selecti, of which this is Vol. XLVI. Color facsimile specimen picture Broadside, one image per side, loosely inserted. Very light foxing.

Physical Description

1 box

36286. Reichenauer evangelistar. Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin. Codex 78 A 2., 1977. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; photographic illustration; red and black lettering; text in German and English; list of titles from this series, "Codex selecti," of which this is Vol. XXXI. Color facsimile specimen picture pasted to brown paper loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

37907. Dioscurides. Codex Vindobonensis medicus Graecus 1, 1977. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; black and white photographic illustration; text in red and black; Vol. XII of Group A (illuminated manuscripts) from the series Codices Selecti; expert opinion in German; list of previous titles from the series printed on the back. Colour photographic illustration pasted to brown paper laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

37902. Willemsen, Carl Arnold: Das falkenbuch Kaiser Friedrichs des zweiten. De arte venandi cum avibus, 1977. 1 box.
General

Author: Willemsen, Carl Arnold

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (342 mm.); color photographic illustration; prospectus in German.

Physical Description

1 box

36285. Medicina antiqua. Codex Vindobonensis 93., 1978. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; photographic illustration; text in German and English; provides list of titles from this series, Codex selecti, of which this is Vol. XXVII. Color facsimile specimen picture pasted to brown paper loosely inserted. Very light foxing.

Physical Description

1 box

39371. Hoyem, Andrew: Picture/poems. An illustrated catalogue of drawings and related writings: 1961-1974, 1975. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

1 w/out order form

General

Author: Hoyem, Andrew

San Francisco: Arion Press.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, 8vo; illustrated; fine. Prospectus for a work "published on the occasion of an exhibition, January 18 through March 16, 1975, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

37898. Die schönste der drei Maya-Handschriften codex Dresdensis, 1971. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; 2 color photographic illustrations of the Codex; prospectus in German and English for this new facsimile edition.

Physical Description

1 box

36288. Losbuch in deutschen reimpaaren. Codex Vindobonensis S.N. 2652., 1973. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; photographic illustration, red and black lettering, text in German and English, list of titles from this series, Codex selecti, of which this is Vol. XXXVIII. Color facsimile speciment picture pasted to brown paper loosely inserted. Very light foxing.

Physical Description

1 box

36282. Tabula peutingeriana. Codex vindobonensis 324., 1976. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; text in German and English; color facsimile speciment picture; invitation to subscription.

Physical Description

1 box

37901. Codex laud, 1964. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (263 mm.); color photographic illustration; prospectus for the "Facsimile edition of MS. Laud Misc. 678 of the Bodleian Library, Oxford...Introduction (in English) by C.A. Burland, London." Includes Burland's expert opinion and a list of other works from the press. Top edge cropped, affecting text.

Physical Description

1 box

37888. Tuti-Nama. Cleveland Museum of Art. Wissenschaftlicher kommentar/Scholarly commentary [by] Pramod Chandra. Einführung/Introduction [by] Sherman E. Lee, 1974. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; color facsimile pasted in; text in red and black; rubber stamp to front. Prospectus for a title from the series Codices Selecti, Group D--Orientalische Handschriften/Oriental manuscripts. Text in German and English with expert opinion from Sherman E. Lee and Pramod Chandra's "A Newly Discovered Tuti-Nama in: The Burlington Magazine, Vol. CV, Dec. 1963". List of previous titles from the series printed on the back.

Physical Description

1 box

37887. Siyah qalem, 1976. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; color photographic illustration running from front to back; text in German and English. Prospectus for the facsimile edition of "Siyah Qalem: Instanbul, Topkapi Sarayi Müzesi, aus Hazine 2153 und 2160. Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C....Complete colour facsimile edition of all the folios (79) attributed to the Master Muhammad Siyah Qalem (i.e., the Black Pen) from the Topkapi Sarayi Müzesi, Istanbul." Prospectus provides an expert opinion, in German and English, by M.S. Ipsiroglu, Malerei der Mongolen, München 1965.

Physical Description

1 box

37918. Codex magliabecchiano cl. XIII.3 (BR 232) anon. Vida de los Yndios, 1960. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (251 mm.); color photographic illustation; title in German, expert opinions in German and English.

Physical Description

1 box

37896. Codices Becker I/II, 1964. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, oblong 4to; color photographic illustration; prospectus for a "True-colour facsimile-edition of the two Mixtec manuscripts in the possession of the Vienna Ethnographical Museum (Inv. no. 60 306 and 60 307)"; text in German and English, with reviews from American Antiquity, American Anthropologist, Antiquarian Bookman, and others. A list of "further pertinent books" printed on the back.

Physical Description

1 box

37899. Codex Egerton 2895, 1966. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 4to (232 x 300 mm.); color photographic illustration on verso; prospectus for the 7th volume of the series Codices Selecti; "True-colour facsimile-edition of the Mixtec manuscript in the possession of the British Museum, London"; text in German and English.

Physical Description

1 box

37908. Drogo-sakramentar. Le sacrementaire de Drogon. Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, Ms. lat. 9428, 1977. 1 box.
General

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; black and white photographic illustration; text in red and black. Prospectus for Vol. XLIX of Group A (illuminated manuscripts) from the series Codices Selecti; expert opinions and the list of previous titles from the series included. Color photographic illustration pasted to brown paper laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

37621. [List of Nautical Press publications], 1908. 1 box.
General

Glasgow: James Brown & Son

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into 8-sided pamphlet, 16mo; titles include Brown's Nautical Almanac; Nicholl's Seamanship, second edition; The Nautical Telegraph Code; and Tod's Arithmetical Guide for Marine Engineers.

Physical Description

1 box

36775. Shakespeare, William: The tempest, 1924. 1 box.
General

Author: Shakespeare, William

Montagnola di Lugano, Switzerland: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

4to, unpaginated (two folded sheets unbound); prospectus provides specimen pages (16-17), with price list of the different binding available; order form loosely inserted. Text in red and black, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36773. The Bodoni Press. Lugano-Montagnola, Switzerland. Spring 1925, 1925. 1 box.
General

Lugano-Montagnola, Switzerland: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; catalogue of titles from the press, including the works in preparation, Dante's "La Vita Nuova" and Marlowe's "Tragedies". Maggs Brothers, Booksellers' stamp.

Physical Description

1 box

44711. The Book-of-the-Month Club. An outline of a unique plan for those who wish to keep abreast of the best books of the day, 1926. 1 box.
General

New York: Book-of-the-Month Club

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 15, [1]; black and white photographic portraits of the committee members; original green staple-bound printed wrappers, about fine. Includes an invitation accomplished in typescript "To become a 'Charter' Subscriber of the Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc. With Perpetual Free Selecting Service" (order blank inside); a small bifolium titled, "Some Inside Facts About Books, Publishers, and Authors"; a typed letter on Club letterhead; and a pre-addressed envelope. The original proposal of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

Physical Description

1 box

38042. Warde, B.L.: Music title pages 1500-1925, 1926. 1 box.
General

Author: Warde, B.L.

London: Ernest Benn

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 16mo; prospectus for a typographic work focusing on music title pages; distributed by Maggs Bros. Integral order form.

Physical Description

1 box

36651. Robes of Thespis: Costume designs by modern artists with over 100 plates, including 46 in colour, and numerous drawings in the text..., 1927. 1 box.
General

London: Ernest Benn Limited

Scope and Contents

Two leaves, unbound, 4to; prospectus provides list of chapters (Fantasie in Costume, Irish Dramatic Costume, etc.) with names of illustrators (including Max Beerbohm, Edmund Dulac, and Paul Nash). Text of prospectus by George Sheringham and R. Boyd Morrison, both contributing artists. Small loss to left hand edge, not affecting text. Second leaf lists literary contents and order form on verso. TLS on publisher's letterhead and five specimen plates loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36769. The officina Bodoni: The operation of a hand-press during the first six years of its work, 1929. 1 box.
General

Paris: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus for this history of the press, providing a table of contents and extracts of press opinions. Previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36768. Die Officina Bodoni: Das Werkbuch einer Handpresse in den ersten sechs Jahren ihres Wirkens, 1929. 1 box.
General

Paris: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus in German, providing table of contents; integral order form for the German distributor, Oskar Schloss Verlag, Berlin. Previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36818. The Society of Friends of the Bremer Presse, 1931. 1 box.
General

Munich: Bremer Presse

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; announcement for a new series of books "published in annual sets and are intended only for members of the Society of Friends of the Bremer Press. Their number is limited to 200"; catalog of these titles with specimen pages loosely inserted. These first three additions are "Ballads and Songs of Love," Blaise Pascal's "Pensées," and "Walther von der Vogelweide". Compliments label from the American distributor Duttons pasted to front cover.

Physical Description

1 box

36785. The Book Collector's quarterly. Prospectus for 1932, 1932. 1 box.
General

London: The Book Collector

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for the quarterly's No. V, which includes a piece of Thomas Hardy by D.H. Lawrence; also provides a resume of the first four numbers and some review excerpts; integral order form on back page. Two small losses to top edge, not affecting text, previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36754. Announcing three issues of facsimiles of apparently unique early American imprints not found in any American collection, 1935. 1 box.
General

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus for three facsimiles, providing specimen title pages for each work, including "Six New York Imprints 1698-1706," "Three printed New Hampshire Documents of 1699," and "Rates of Exchange in Pennsylvania MDCCVI". Text in red and black, previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36753. Nichols, Dale: A philosophy of esthetics, 1937. 1 box.
General

Author: Nichols, Dale

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 8vo; illustrated prospectus providing reduced specimen of illustrations explaining the text and a table of contents; Broadside prospectus for the same book and order form loosely inserted. Text in red and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36809. Stevenson, Robert Louis: The select essays, 1938. 1 box.
General

Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Bangor, Pennsylvania: Bookman Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus for this edition of Stevenson's essays; specimen pages (72-73) and order form with pre-addressed enveloped loosely inserted; previous owner's pencil notes on envelope.

Physical Description

1 box

37009. Doane, Gilbert H.: About collecting bookplates. A letter, 1941. 1 box.
General

Author: Doane, Gilbert H.

Madsion, Wisconsin: Black Mack, the Handpress

Scope and Contents

16mo, unpaginated; this prospectus includes order form and pre-addressed envelope as well as two sample bookplates, all loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

The Book Club of California Its Aims and Activities. San Francisco, 1941, 1941. 1 box.
General

Book Club of California

Scope and Contents

Broadside introducing the Book Club of California, laying out its aims, publications, membership, etc. Printed in green and black.

Physical Description

1 box

The Book Club of California Its (sic) Aims and Activities. San Francisco, 1948, 1948. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium beige colored paper printed in black.

Physical Description

1 box

39512. Tripp, C.E.: Ace high. The 'Frisco detective. Or, the girl sport's double game. A story of the Sierra & the Golden Gate city, 1948. 1 box.
General

Author: Tripp, C.E.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, tall folio (435 mm.); illustration and text printed in red and black; previous folds, a bit toned, else fine. Prospectus for a limited edition from an author "whose novels (now unfortunately in eclipse) once claimed the goggle-eyed attention of thousands of readers of Beadle's Half-Time Library". Introduction by David Magee and designed and printed at the Grabhorn Press in an edition of 500 copies. With order form.

Physical Description

1 box

36821. MacKaye, Percy: The mystery of Hamlet, King of Denmark; or What we will. A sequence of 4 plays in prologue to The tragical historie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, by William Shakespeare. Written by Percy MacKaye and presented by the Pasadena Playhouse on the nights of April 13 through May 1, 1949, 1949. 1 box.
General

Author: MacKaye, Percy

New York: Bond Wheelwright Company

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for the production and the printed form of this prequal to Shakespeare's Hamlet; limited edition; "The Lakeside Press (R.R. Donnelley & Sons)--Printers Ragston Paper--especially made and milled for this book Centaur Type designed by Bruce Rogers. Calligraphy--including drawings and symbols--by Raymond F. DaBoll." Order form loosely inserted. Text in brown and black.

Physical Description

1 box

39513. Harlow, Neal: The maps of San Francisco Bay from the Spanish discovery in 1769 to the American occupation, 1950. 1 box.
General

Author: Harlow, Neal

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; printed in red and black; previous fold, mostly fine.

Physical Description

1 box

36767. Boccaccio, Giovanni: The nymphs of Fiesole...with the woodcuts made by Bartolommeo di Giovanni for a lost quattrocento edition, which were used to illustrate various later texts and have now been reassembled and recut, 1952. 1 box.
General

Author: Boccaccio, Giovanni

Verona: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; illustrated prospectus providing illustrated specimen pages (46-47); edition limited to 225 numbered copies "on the hand-press of the Officina Bodoni, Verona. The hand-made paper was specially manufactured by the Cartiere Miliani of Fabriano. The text of Goubourne's translation is set in the Officina Bodoni's Griffo type, a recut of the beautiful roman designed for Aldus Manutius about 1495 by Francesco Griffo." Philip C. Duschnes, American distributor. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36386. Farnham, Eliza: Eliza Farnham's bride-ship: An 1849 circular inviting young women of the East to go to California. Facsimile reproductions of twelve rare California Broadsides or posters, with explanatory comment by various authorities., 1952. 1 box.
General

Author: Farnham, Eliza

San Francisco: Book Club of California

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus for No. 3 of the Attention, Pioneers! series. Letters in black and red. Text by David Magee. Broadside facsimile of Eliza Farnham's bride-ship loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36805. Shaw, James C.: North from Texas, 1952. 1 box.
General

Author: Shaw, James C.

Evanston, Illinois: Branding Iron Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 16mo (140 mm.); postcard prospectus for a work selected as one of the Fifty Books of the Year 1952; edition of 750 copies; this card announces that for a limited time the press will be holding the remaining inventory on hold for A.I.G.A. members. Postcard addressed to Emerson G. Wulling and postmarked Apr 6 1953.

Physical Description

1 box

39511. Jordan, John E.: Robert Louis Stevenson's Silverado journal, 1954. 1 box.
General

Author: Jordan, John E.

San Francisco: Book Club of California

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4to; text printed in red and black; previous fold, mostly fine. Prospectus for "the first complete publication of the manuscript written by Robert Louis Stevenson during his two months' stay with his bride at the abandoned silver mine on Mount Saint Helena in 1880". Finished piece produced at the Grabhorn Press.

Physical Description

1 box

39509. Meyers, William H.: Journal of a cruise to California and the Sandwich Islands in the United States sloop-of-war Cyane...1841-1844. Edited by John Haskell Kemble, 1955. 1 box.
General

Author: Meyers, William H.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; text printed in brown and black; previous fold, mostly fine. "This first printing of Gunner Meyers' account of his stay in California and the Hawaiian Islands in 1842-43, and of his spirited drawings of scenes and events in both places, constitutes a work of extraordinary beauty and historical value." Finished piece printed at the Grabhorn Press.

Physical Description

1 box

39499. Shaffer, Ellen: The garden of health. An account of two herbals, The gart der Gesundheit and the Hortus Sanitatis, 1957. 1 box.
General

Author: Shaffer, Ellen

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4to; illustrations, text printed in red and black; mostly fine. Prospectus for this limited edition of 300 copies; specimen page provided. "Adding further to the interest of the book, each copy will have inserted an original leaf from the edition of Hortus Sanitatis printed by Johann Prüss in Strassburg in the year 1499. Every leaf will bear one or more woodcuts."

Physical Description

1 box

37014. Norton, F.J.: Italian printers 1501-1520: An annotated list, with an introduction, 1958. 1 box.
General

Author: Norton, F.J.

London: Bowes & Bowes Publishers Ltd.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (261 mm.); prospectus of Norton's bibliography, distributed by Bernard Quaritch. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36711. Whitman, Walt: The death of Abraham Lincoln...with a note by Paul M. Angle, 1961. 1 box.
General

Author: Whitman, Walt

Chicago, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 16mo (83 mm. x 140 mm.); postcard prospectus for "two Lincoln miniatures," the Whitman and "Address of Carl Sandburg. Upon the occasion of Abraham Lincoln's one hundredth inaugural anniversary, with an introduction by Carl Haverlin." Addressed to Mrs. Emerson G. Wulling, stamped and postmarked. Text in brown and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36652. Ellis, Havelock: Exhibition of published works of Havelock Ellis including miscellanea from Joseph Ishill's collection. Frances Wrathall, director, 1962. 1 box.
General

Author: Ellis, Havelock

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey: Berkeley Heights Public Library

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; advertisement for this exhibition includes praise for Ellis, including that from H.L. Mencken; and an excerpt of the author's writing. Text in red and blue. Broadside of the same announcement loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36653. Darien, Peter: Darien's world: A compendium of poems in ten slender volumes, 1962. 1 box.
General

Author: Darien, Peter

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey: Berkeley Heights Public Library

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus announcing both an exhibition of the poet's work and the publication by the typographer and publisher Joseph Ishill of these ten volumes in an edition of 200 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36728. Ali Baba and the forty thieves. Translated from the Arabian Nights. Foreward by Lloyd Emerson Siberell, with decorations by Calvin Brazelton, 1962. 1 box.
General

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 16mo (83 mm. x 140 mm.); postcard prospectus for two miniature books from the press, Ali Baba and "'1601,' or Conversation at the Social Fireside as it was in the Time of the Tudors" by Mark Twain. Postcard addressed to Mrs. Emerson G. Wulling and postmarked Sep. 5 1962.

Physical Description

1 box

39506. Ukiyo-e, "the floating world". Illustrated by twenty-eight rare examples of Japanese woodblock prints by seventeen great masters of the art, 1962. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; illustration, text printed in brown and black; previous folds, some wear from handling. Prospectus for this limited edition of 400 copies,

Physical Description

1 box

37614. Chaucer, Geoffrey: The book of Geoffrey Chaucer. An account of the publication of Geoffrey Chaucer's works from the fifteenth century to modern times. By Charles Muscatine, 1963. 1 box.
General

Author: Chaucer, Geoffrey

San Francisco: Book Club of California

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus illustrated with a woodcut from the 1498 Wynkyn de Worde edition of the Canterbury Tales; edition limited to 450 copies. Text in red and black, previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

39475. Stevenson, Robert Louis: San Francisco. A modern cosmopolis...Preface by James D. Hart, 1963. 1 box.
General

Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, oblong 8vo; illustrations; fine. Prospectus for Stevenson's history of the city "from its earliest days to the time of his visit at the end of 1879 and during 1880". Finished piece designed and printed by Adrian Wilson at the Press in Tuscany Alley in an edition limited to 450 copies; drawings by Irene Pattinson with photographs from the Collection of Wyland Stanley.

Physical Description

1 box

37016. Goff, Frederick R.: Incunabula in American libraries: A third census of fifteenth-century books recorded in North American collections, 1964. 1 box.
General

Author: Goff, Frederick R.

New York: Bibliographical Society of America

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus includes specimen page (49) and integral order form addressed to Mrs. Alexander Davidson, Jr. Pre-addressed envelope loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

39460. Alger, Horatio, Jr.: The young miner; or, Tom Nelson in California...Introduction and bibliographical note by John Seelye, 1965. 1 box.
General

Author: Alger, Horatio, Jr.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 8vo; illustration; fine. Prospectus for this new edition of one of Alger's preposterous Gold Rush novels. Finished work designed by Adrian Wilson and printed on Strathmore Pastelle paper in an edition of 450 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36654. Ishill, Joseph: An exclusive exhibition of Ishill's Variorum consisting of individual & collective pages with handset types & an assortment of graphic embellishments, 1966. 1 box.
General

Author: Ishill, Joseph

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey: Berkeley Heights Public Library

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (228 mm.); advertisement for an exhibition; text in green, orange, and blue.

Physical Description

1 box

36722. A testament of freedom: Ideas worth fighting for, 1966. 1 box.
General

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 16mo (82 mm. x 140 mm.); "Printed direct from Caslon type on Superfine paper." Edition limited to 200 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

39510. Johnson, Kenneth M., ed.: The sting of the wasp. Political & satirical cartoons from the truculant early San Francisco weekly, 1967. 1 box.
General

Author: Johnson, Kenneth M., ed.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; color illustration, text printed in red and black; previous fold, some wear from handling, mostly fine. "The twenty lithographs included in the book--all reproduced in the brilliant colors of the originals--throw revealing light on many aspects of California life during the contentious '70s, '80s, and '90s." Finished piece to be designed and printed by Saul and Lillian Marks of the Plantin Press in an edition of 450 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

39476. Simpkinson, Francis Guillmard and Captain Edward Belcher: H.M.S. Sulphur at California, 1837 and 1839. Being the accounts of midshipman...Edited by Richard A. Pierce & John H. Winslow, 1969. 1 box.
General

Author: Simpkinson, Francis Guillmard and Captain Edward Belcher

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; map, illustration; text printed in blue and black; previous fold, else fine. Prospectus for these 2 accounts "of visits to San Francisco Bay, up the Sacramento River, and to Monterey; the land, the missions, and the natives were closely observed and described". The finished piece printed by Grant Dahlstrom at the Castle Press in an edition of 450 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36688. The Bird & Bull commonplace book, 1971. 1 box.
General

North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus provides an outline of the work's contents, which ranges from pieces on poems about papermaking to the International Paper Historians in Grenoble, France. "The text...is printed on Hodgkinson's hand made "Bird & Bull" Royal, dampened before printing. Four additional pages and the wasp paper sample were hand made at the Press. The text is set in 18 point Centaur." Edition limited to 225 copides. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36774. Da Novara, Francesco Torniello: The alphabet of Francesco Torniello da Novara [1517]. Followed by a comparison with the alphabet of Fra Luca Pacioli. Introduction by Giovanni Mardersteig, 1971. 1 box.
General

Author: Da Novara, Francesco Torniello

Verona: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus provides three specimen pages of the alphabet, text in Italian; order form and description of the piece both loosely inserted. Text in blue and black, previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36770. Dürer, Albrecht: The little passion...With the poems of the first edition of 1511 by Benedictus Chelidonius Musophilus in Latin with English version, 1971. 1 box.
General

Author: Dürer, Albrecht

Verona: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

Single folded leaf, 8vo; prospectus providing specimens pages and illustration; "half pigskin and Fabriano Ingres boards, in a matching slipcase. Limited to 140 copies set in Dante types." Order slip addressed to the American distributor, the Chiswick Book Shop, New York, NY, loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

39503. Littlejohn, David: Dr. Johnson and Noah Webster. Two men & their dictionaries...Illustrated wtih a matched pair of original leaves from "A dictionary of the English language" by Samuel Johnson...(1755) and "An American dictionary of the English language" by Noah Webster...(1828), 1971. 1 box.
General

Author: Littlejohn, David

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; previous fold, else fine. Prospectus for an addition to the Club's "tradition of presenting a fine essay on some notable book of the past, illustrated by an original leaf from its first printing". Finished piece to be printed at the Grabhorn-Hoyem Press.

Physical Description

1 box

36907. Stillwell, Margaret Bingham: The beginning of the world of books 1450 to 1470. A chronological survey of the texts chosen for printing during the first twenty years of the printing art. With a synopsis of the Gutenberg Documents, 1972. 1 box.
General

Author: Stillwell, Margaret Bingham

New York: Bibliographical Society of America

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus provides content and a brief overview of the work; integral order form has been removed, with a loss of approximately a third of the overview.

Physical Description

1 box

39466. Rezanov reconnoiters California, 1806, 1972. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 8vo; illustration; fine. Prospectus for this reprint of 2 documents, the first a translation of the report written by the Russian explorer Nikolai Petrovich Rezanov; the second, the translation, also from Russian, of the log of the ship Juno, on which Rezanov made his journey. Appendix and illustrations by George von Langsdorff, who was a member of Rezanov's party; edited by Richard A. Pierce; and designed and printed by Jack Werner Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press in an edition of 450 copies. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39465. Spanish approaches to the island of California, 1628-1632, 1972. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, tall 8vo; manuscript facsimile, text printed in red and black; fine. Finished piece to be published in an edition of 400 copies, designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39482. Wilde, Oscar: Irish poets and poetry of the nineteenth century. A lecture delivered in Platt's Hall, San Francisco on Wednesday, April fifth, 1882. Edited from Wilde's manuscript and reconstructed, in part, from contemporary newspaper accounts with an introduction and biographical notes by Robert D. Pepper, 1972. 1 box.
General

Author: Wilde, Oscar

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, 4to; double-page color illustration, text printed in orange and black; fine. Prospectus for this edition of Wilde's California lecture, designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

36763. Aesop: The fables of Aesop printed from the Veronese edition of MCCCCLXXIX in Latin verses and the Italian version by Accio Zucco, with the woodcuts newly engraved and coloured after a copy in the British Museum, 1973. 1 box.
General

Author: Aesop

Verona: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus of this edition of Aesop's fables, "The illustrations have been coloured by hand at the Atelier Daniel Jacomet in Pescia, watermarked with a goose like that of the original edition"; edition limited to 160 copies; note from the American distributor, Chiswick Book Shop, Sandy Hook, Conn. loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

39490. Craven, Tunis Augustus Macdonough: A naval campaign in the Californias--1846-1849. The journal of Lieutenant Tunis Augustus Macdonough Crave, U.S.N. United States sloop of war, Dale, edited by John Haskell Kemble, 1973. 1 box.
General

Author: Craven, Tunis Augustus Macdonough

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; black and white portrait, text printed in blue and black; previous fold, else fine. Prospectus for the first printing of this historical document, designed and printed at the Ward Ritchie Press in an edition limited to 400 copies. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

37612. Wikgren, Allen P.: A leaf from the first edition of the first complete Bible in English. The Coverdale Bible 1535. With an historical introduction...and a census of copies recorded in the British Isles and North America, 1974. 1 box.
General

Author: Wikgren, Allen P.

San Francisco: Book Club of California

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; illustrated prospectus for this first complete Coverdale Bible printed in the English language, limited to 424 copies and designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy.

Physical Description

1 box

39485. Cobden-Sanderson, T.J.: Four lectures...Edited, with an introductory essay on Cobden-Sanderson's life and ideals, with details of his American pupils, and his lectures in the United States in 1907 by John Dreyfus, 1974. 1 box.
General

Author: Cobden-Sanderson, T.J.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; decorations printed in gilt, text in red and black; previous folds, mostly fine. Prospectus for a compilation of lectures by Cobden-Sanderson on printing and bookbinding; this edition printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press. Order form and envelope laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39462. [Peck, George Washington]: Aurifodina. Or, adventures in the gold region, 1974. 1 box.
General

Author: [Peck, George Washington]

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustration; fine. Prospectus for the first reprint of this 1849 imprint, a fictitious personal narrative of Cantell A. Bigly, written in the same satirical vein as Gulliver's Travels. This edition introduced by James D. Hart, illustrated by Bruce Conner, and printed by Andrew Hoyem. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39504. The Coverdale Bible, 1535, 1974. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; illustrations, text printed in red and black; previous fold, mostly fine. Prospectus for a title in which "each copy...will have an original leaf from this Bible, accompanied by a specially commissioned article by Dr. Alan Wikgren," and of which "The Publications Committee feels that the book makes a valid contribution to the unravelling of some of the uncertainties which have surrounded the Coverdale Bible". Finished piece printed in a limited edition of 424 copies by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39540. Long, Haniel: The power within us. Cabeza de Vaca's relation of his journey from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Long, Haniel

Nevada City, California: Harold Berliner.

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; original wrappers printed in brown and black; fine. Excerpt from preface and specimen pages provided. Edition limited to 750 copies.

Filed under B.

Physical Description

1 box

36765. Gogol, Nikolay: The overcoat, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Gogol, Nikolay

Verona: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; title in Cyrillic and latin alphabet; prospectus provides specimen pages (20-21); "printed on handmade Pescia paper and consists of 160 copies"; American distributor Chiswick Book Shop, Sandy Hood, Conn. Previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

39478. Taylor, M.: The gold digger's song book, containing the most popular, humorous, & sentimental songs...and sung by [Taylor's] original company with unbounded applause throughout California, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Taylor, M.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustration and text printed in gilt and black; corners a bit creased, else fine. Prospectus for this musical collection with an introduction by Sister Mary Dominic Ray; edition limited to 450 copies. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39505. Van Nostrand, Jeanne: San Francisco, 1806-1906, in contemporary paintings, drawings and watercolors, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Van Nostrand, Jeanne

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; illustrations; previous fold, else fine. Prospectus for an edition limited to 500 copies printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

36691. Schlosser, Leonard B.: A pair on paper: Two essays on paper history and related matters. Leonard Schlosser, Henry Morris, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Schlosser, Leonard B.

North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus for the work, Schlosser's "Some early Milanese Paper Wrappers" and Morris' "More Adventures in Papermaking, Etc." "[P]rinted on dampened paper which has been made by hand at the Press. The Milanese wrappers are printed on specially made toned and flecked sheets which are suggestive of the papers originally used. Handset in Centaur types...and is quarter-bound in Oasis leather with paper sides by Edward G. Parrot. This edition is limited to 220 numbered copies." Text in brown and black, previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36762. The sayings of the seven sages of Greece. Greek original text with English version, 1976. 1 box.
General

Verona: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus provides specimen pages (24-25); "printed on handmade Pescia paper in 160 copies". Distributed in the United States by the Chiswick Book Shop, Sandy Hook, Conn. Order form loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

39470. Leighton, Clare: Growing new roots. An essay with fourteen wood engravings, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Leighton, Clare

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifoilum, 8vo; illustrations, text printed in orange and black; mostly fine. This publication designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy from the original wood engravings in an edition limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

36741. Jones, E. Willis: Santa's own story of his many lives as he told it to E. Willis Jones with illustrations by Rainey Bennett, 1977. 1 box.
General

Author: Jones, E. Willis

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 12mo; prospectus includes illustrated specimen pages (24-25); "carefully composed by The Signature Press and printed on white Strathmore Pastel paper in two colors by Alpha Beta Press. It's 249 copies are hand bound in gold-stamped red calfskin by Bela Blau and its production guilded by Norman Forgue." Green Broadside of the Black Cat Press "Purrings" loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

39480. Hittell, Theodore H.: El triunfo de la cruz. A description of the building by Father Juan Ugarte of the first ship made in California...With a prefatory note by Oscar Lewis. Decorations by Valenti Angelo, 1977. 1 box.
General

Author: Hittell, Theodore H.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustration printed in blue and orange; fine. Reprint of a work originally printed by Valenti Angelo at the Grabhorn Press in 1930.

Physical Description

1 box

39467. Steinbeck, John: Letters to Elizabeth, 1977. 1 box.
General

Author: Steinbeck, John

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; printed in orange and black; fine. Prospectus for this collection of previously unpublished letters by the author to his literary agent, Elizabeth Otis, dating from 1938 to 1965. Edited by Florian J. Shasky and Susan F. Riggs, introduced by Carlton Sheffield, and printed at the Plantin Press.

Physical Description

1 box

39501. A leaf from the 1583 Rembert Dodoens Herbal, printed by Christopher Plantin. With a short essay by Carey S. Bliss, 1977. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4vo; illustrations; printed in red and black; mostly fine. Prospectus for a book in which "each copy...contains an original leaf with woodcuts of various plants". Finished piece to be designed and printed by Grant Dahlstrom at the Castle Press in an edition of 385 copies. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

36791. Thompson, Susan Otis: American book design and William Morris, 1977. 1 box.
General

Author: Thompson, Susan Otis

New York: Bowker

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (277 mm.); illustrated prospectus includes description of the piece and a blurb from the North American Secretary, William Morris Society, Joseph R. Dunlap. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36665. Chapbooks & Broadsides, 1977. 1 box.
General

Poynette, Wisconsin: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; catalog of titles from the press, terms provided on the back page; TLS on Bieler Press letterhead and addressed to Emerson G. Wulling, loosely inserted. With the envelope in which the prospectus originally was originally mailded, addressed to Wulling and postmarked 19 Jul 1977.

Physical Description

1 box

36713. Brady, Ernest W.: Soliloquy of a postage stamp, 1978. 1 box.
General

Author: Brady, Ernest W.

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet (74 mm. x 57 mm.); keepsake for the friends of the press; stamp (the object of the soliloquy) affixed to front cover.

Physical Description

1 box

38470. Wesling, Donald: American sentences: the history of West Seneca, New York, 1978. 1 box.
General

Author: Wesling, Donald

Madison, Wisconsin: Black Mesa Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 16mo (89 x 140 mm.); illustration; text printed in red and black; fine. Postcard prospectus for this collection of poetry, illustrated by Kathy Kuehn.

Physical Description

1 box

39507. Franklin, Colin: Themes in aquatint, 1978. 1 box.
General

Author: Franklin, Colin

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; specimen plate laid in; mostly fine. Prospectus for "the first treatment of the books [illustrated with aquatints] as literature, and is the first book to be produced entirely in England for The Book Club of California". Finished piece printed by the Cambridge University Press; announcement of a publication delay due to a breakdown at the bindery laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39493. Polk, Willis: A matter of taste...writings on architecture in The Wave. Edited with an introduction by Richard W. Longstreth, 1979. 1 box.
General

Author: Polk, Willis

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; illustrations, decorative border printed in orange; fine. Finished piece to be designed by Adrian Wilson at the Press in Tuscan Alley. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39486. Berg, Gustav von: From Kapuvár to California, 1893, 1979. 1 box.
General

Author: Berg, Gustav von

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; vignettes printed in brown; mostly fine. Prospectus for a collection of 7 letters written from San Francisco, Monterey, Yosemite, Fresno, and Los Angeles; translation by Henry Miller Madden; designed and printed by Don Greame Kelley and Susan Acker at the Feathered Serpent Press in an edition limited to 500 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

39455. Thayer, James Bradley: A western journey with Mr. Emerson...edited with a foreword and notes by Shirley Sargent, 1980. 1 box.
General

Author: Thayer, James Bradley

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; specimen title page, text printed in red and black; fine. Prospectus for this account of Emerson's trip to California, published here in an edition limited to 600 copies, desigend and printed by Richard J. Hoffman.

Physical Description

1 box

39484. Rawls, James J., ed.: Dan de Quille of the big bonanza...Foreword by Oscar Lewis, 1980. 1 box.
General

Author: Rawls, James J., ed.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, small 4to; woodcut engraving, printed in orange and black; fine. Prospectus for a collection of de Quille's humorous pieces of journalism, designed and printed by Arlen and Clara Louise Philpott at the Tamal Land Press in an edition of 650 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

39489. Wentz, Roby: The Grabhorn Press: a biography, 1981. 1 box.
General

Author: Wentz, Roby

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; text printed in red and black; fine. Prospectus for a history of the Press, from its startin in Indianapolis in 1912 to the death of Edwin Grabhorn in 1968. Finished piece designed and printed by Sherwood Grover at the Grace Hoper Press in an edition of 750 copies. Order form and envelope laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39457. Duncan, Harry, K.K. Merker, and Ward Ritchie: BR. A panel discussion at the Bruce Rogers Centenary held at Purdue University, 1981. 1 box.
General

Author: Duncan, Harry, K.K. Merker, and Ward Ritchie

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; fine. Prospectus for the second title to be published with the support of the Dorothy and David Magee fund.

Physical Description

1 box

39448. Ritchie, Ward: Paul Landacre, 1982. 1 box.
General

Author: Ritchie, Ward

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; illustrations; fine. Prospectus of a work on Landacre, best known as an illustrator for the Limited Editions Club. This edition hand set and printed in an edition limited to 600 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

39459. Harlan, Robert D.: Chapter nine. The Vulgate Bible & other unfinished projects of John Henry Nash, 1982. 1 box.
General

Author: Harlan, Robert D.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; printed in orange and black; fine. Prospectus for Club publication no. CLXX, published in conjunction with the Typophiles of New York. Finished piece to be printed by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press.

Physical Description

1 box

39497. Vischer, Edward: Drawings of the California missions, 1861-1878, with a biography of the artist by Jeanne van Nostrand. Introduction by Thomas Albright, 1982. 1 box.
General

Author: Vischer, Edward

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, oblong 4to; color plate tipped in; fine. Prospectus for "the earliest known complete set of California mission views," a collection compiled by the artost for a book that was never completed. Finished piece designed and printed by Andrew Hoyem at the Arion Press. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

36803. Books in print. Fall/winter 1982, 1982. 1 box.
General

New York: Frederic C. Beil

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; illustrated catalogue of new titles from the press; order form loosely inserted. Text in red and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36677. Broadsides available from the Bieler Press. Fall 1982, 1982. 1 box.
General

Saint Paul, Minnesota: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (243 mm.); list of Broadside titles available from the press, typewritten on cream paper. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36663. Fine hand-printed editions of contemporary literature. The 1982 summer/fall book catalog..., 1982. 1 box.
General

Saint Paul, Minnesota: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (270 mm.); list of upcoming titles from the press. Printing on grey paper, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36662. Fine hand-printed editions of contemporary literature. The 1982 spring/summer catalog..., 1982. 1 box.
General

Saint Paul, Minnesota: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (279 mm.); list of upcoming titles from the press. Printed on blue paper, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36661. Ordering information and terms of purchase, August 1982, 1982. 1 box.
General

Saint Paul, Minnesota: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, long 4to (294 mm.); ordering information for individuals and libraries; shipping; standing orders; discount schedules; returns; and consignments. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

39492. Borden, John W.: Thomas Bewick & the fables of Aesop. Biographical sketch...History of the fables by Janet S. Krueger. With an original leaf from the first edition (1818) of "The Fables of Aesop" and a new impression from one of Bewick's original wood engravings, 1983. 1 box.
General

Author: Borden, John W.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; wood engraved vignette, text printed in brown and black; fine. Prospectus for this work, whose "special feature...is that each original fable leaf contains the complete text of the fable with 'application' (the moral), along with a fable block illustration, and on the verso, a tail-piece engraving. Finished piece to be designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press and printed by the Cloister Press. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39463. Harland, Robert D.: At the sign of the lark...with an annotated bibliography, 1983. 1 box.
General

Author: Harland, Robert D.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; printed in purple and black; fine. At head of title: "William Doxey's San Francisco Publshing Venture". Finished piece bound by Taurus Bindery. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39491. Redwood and lumbering in California forests. With illustrations. A reconstruction of the original Edgar Cherry edition, edited, with an account of its publication in 1884, by Peter E. Palmquist. Including a catalog of all known photographs. Preface by Gary F. Kurutz, 1983. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, oblong 4to; black and white photographic plate laid in; fine. Prospectus for a reprint of the original edition, whose text was written by Charles Goodwin Noyes with an essay by Albert Kellogg. The finished work to be designed and printed at the Yolla Bolly Press by James Robertson. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39483. White, Gerald T.: Baptism in oil. Stephen F. Peckham in southern California, 1865-66, 1984. 1 box.
General

Author: White, Gerald T.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; illustrations; printed on peach paper in olive and black; fine. Prospectus for this work on Peckham's career at Ventura's Ojai Ranch to refine oil for the California Petrolium Company. Finished piece designed by Ward Ritchie and printed at the Castle Press; binding by Kater-Crafts Bookbinders. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39456. Kurutz, Gary F.: Benjamin C. Truman. California booster & bon vivant, 1984. 1 box.
General

Author: Kurutz, Gary F.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; printed in red and black; fine. Prospectus for the first title of the series Literary Profiles, "dealing with authors whose contributions to the literary scene of the American West have been significant but largely uncelebrated". Printed by Sherwood Grover at the Grace Hoper Press and bound by Cardoza-James Binding Company.

Physical Description

1 box

36664. The 1984 catalog of the Bieler Press, 1984. 1 box.
General

St Paul, MN: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; catalog of upcoming titles from the press. Tear to right edge from previous fold not affecting text.

Physical Description

1 box

39468. The Allen Press bibliography. A facsimile of the hand-printed 1981 edition, and important additions to date, original leaves, and a complete checklist of ephemera, with "an appreciation" by Carey S. Bliss and an epilogue by Lewis Allen, 1985. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustration, text printed in orange and black; fine. This facsimile edition printed by offset lithography under the direction of George Waters at the Mastercraft Press in an edition limited to 750 copies. Order form, specimen page, and announcement of publication delay laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

36819. M'Alpine, John: Genuine narratives and concise memoirs of some of the most interesting exploits and singular adventures of John M'Alpine, a native highlander from the time of his emigration from Scotland to America 1773, 1985. 1 box.
General

Author: M'Alpine, John

Greenock, Scotland: The Black Pennell Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for the reprint of the first book to be printed in Greenock in 1780; edition limited to 226 copies. Order form and specimen pages (25-26) loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

39451. D'Ambrosio, Joe: D'Ambrosio: 1986 and beyond, 1986. 1 box.
General

Author: D'Ambrosio, Joe

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 16mo (139 mm.); printed in green on yellow paper; fine. Invitationto an exhibition of the artist's works, including his most recent work, Edgar Allan Poe's "Al Aaraaf," bound in mirrored polyhedron.

Physical Description

1 box

36679. Kooser, Ted: The blizzard voices, 1986. 1 box.
General

Author: Kooser, Ted

Minneapolis: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for a dramatized narrative on the blizzard of January 12, 1888. "[D]esigned by Gerald Lange & hand printed in two colors with Garamont and 16th Century Roman type (designed & caste by Paul Hayden Duensing) on Frankfurt White, a mouldmade paper from Germany. The book is illustrated with numerous line drawings by Tom Pohrt. The laminated covers & endsheets were specially created for the edition by Kathryn Clark of Twinrocker Handmade Paper. The book was handbound into boards at The Campbell-Logan Bindery. Issued in an author and illustrator signed edition of 200 copies." Prospectus also includes information on other titles available from the press.

Physical Description

1 box

39502. Dillon, Richard H.: Texas argonauts. Isaac H. Duval and the California gold rush...Illustrated by Charles Shaw, 1987. 1 box.
General

Author: Dillon, Richard H.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4to; color illustration, text printed in blue and black; some wear from handling. Prospectus for this work, designed and printed by David Holman at the Wind River Press in an edition of 450 copies. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39498. Art deco. The books of François-Louis Schmied, artist/engraver/printer, with recollections and descriptive commentaries on the books by Ward Ritchie. With a preface by Lawrence Clark Powell, 1987. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, oblong 4to; illustration, decorative borders printed in orange; fine. Prospectus for a short chronicle and check-list of Schmied's work, printed by the Premier Printing Corp.

Physical Description

1 box

39477. Teiser, Ruth: Lawton Kennedy, printer. Foreword by James D. Hart, 1988. 1 box.
General

Author: Teiser, Ruth

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; text printed in blue and black; fine. Prospectus for a biography of Kennedy's active years as a printer, in an edition of 450 copies, designed and printed by Jonathan Clark at the Artichoke Press. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39474. Splatt, Cynthia: Isadora Duncan & Gordon Craig. The prose and poetry of action, 1988. 1 box.
General

Author: Splatt, Cynthia

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into 6-sided pamphlet, large 8vo; fine. Finished piece illustrated with drawings by Craig and designed and printed in an edition of 450 copies by W. Thomas Taylor at his press in Austin, Texas.

Physical Description

1 box

39469. Allyn, Joseph Pratt: By horse, stage & packet. The far west letters...John Nicolson, David K. Strate, editors, 1988. 1 box.
General

Author: Allyn, Joseph Pratt

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, 8vo; printed in brown and black; fine. Prospectus for a new edition of the letters written to the Hartford Press by Lincoln's appointed Associate Judge of the Arizona Territorial government in 1863. This publication designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press and printed by Patrick Reagh Printers in an edition limited to 450 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

39213. The wood engraving portfolio, 1988. 1 box.
General

New York: Bowne & Co.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (277 mm.); wood engravings; fine. Prospectus for a portfolio of pieces by contemporary artists, including John DePol and Barry Moser. Edition limited to 200 copies printed from the artist's blocks and published by the South Street Seaport Museum.

Physical Description

1 box

38433. Kent, Rockwell: The jewel. A romance of fairyland, 1989. 1 box.
General

Author: Kent, Rockwell

Portland, Maine: Baxter Society

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustration and facsimile; fine. Prospectus for a facsimile edition of a holographic manuscript by Kent, of which there only existed one; this edition limited to 500 numbered copies. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39472. Levinsohn, John L.: Frank Morrison Pixley of the Argonaut, 1989. 1 box.
General

Author: Levinsohn, John L.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrations, printed in orange and black; mostly fine. Prospectus for the second publication of the Literary Profiles series, designed in an edition of 450 copies by Susan Acker of the Feathered Serpent Press and bound by Cardoza-James.

Physical Description

1 box

39495. Ford, Henry Chapman: An artist records the California missions...Edited and with an introduction by Norman Neuerburg, 1989. 1 box.
General

Author: Ford, Henry Chapman

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, large oblong 4to; color plate tipped in, decorative borders; a bit soiled, else fine. Prospectus for a work reproducing paintings by "one of the foremost 19th century artists of the California missions". Finished piece printed and designed by Patrick Reagh, Printers in an edition limited to 450 copies. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

38431. Annual meeting...January 26, 1990, 1990. 1 box.
General

New York: Bibliographical Society of America

Scope and Contents

Broadside, small 8vo (198 mm.); announcement of the Society's annual meeting at the Pierpont Morgan Library, where "Paul Needham will speak on 'Paul Schwenke and Gutenberg Scholarship: The German Contribution, 1885-1921'".

Physical Description

1 box

39500. Dreyfus, John: A typographical masterpiece. An account...of Eric Gill's collaboration with Robert Gibbings in producing the Golden Cockerel Press edition of "The Four Gospels" in 1931, 1990. 1 box.
General

Author: Dreyfus, John

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4to; illustration, facsimile; mostly fine. Prospectus for a work to be designed and bound in the same format as the work's subject, and printed by the author at the Meriden-Stinehour Press.

Physical Description

1 box

39464. Everson, William: On printing. Edited with an introduction by Peter Rutledge Koch, 1992. 1 box.
General

Author: Everson, William

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, 8vo; black and white photographic illustration; fine. Prospectus for the Club's 199th publication, printed in an edition limited to 400 copies designed and printed letterpress by Peter Koch. TLs on Club letterhead by James G. Nance of the Membership Committee.

Physical Description

1 box

39508. Harlan, Robert D.: The two hundredth book. A bibliography of the books published by the Book Club of California, 1958-1993, 1993. 1 box.
General

Author: Harlan, Robert D.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Folio, unpaginated; unbound (as issued) in original white pictorial wrappers, a bit worn from handling; mostly fine.

Physical Description

1 box

37661. Catalogue 1994, 1994. 1 box.
General

Los Angeles: Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 14; original pictorial wrappers; catalogue lists forthcoming titles, including "Black Letter (Gutenberg: An Account" and "The Neolithic Adventures of Taffi-mai Metallu-mai: How the First Letter War Written & How the Alphabet Was Made, Just So Stories" by Rudyard Kipling; also provides titles from the USC Fine Arts Press and titles currently in print from the Press. Order information printed in the back.

Physical Description

1 box

39494. Hardy, Thomas: The vineyards and wine cellars of California, 1994. 1 box.
General

Author: Hardy, Thomas

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4to; photographic plate laid in, text printed in tan and black; fine. Prospectus for a work on California vineyards and wine by a South Australian grape-grower. Finished piece designed and printed by James and Carolyn Robertson at the Yolla Bolly Press. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

37717. Lasner, Mark Samuels: A selective checklist of the published work of Aubrey Beardsley, 1994. 1 box.
General

Author: Lasner, Mark Samuels

Boston: Thomas G. Boss

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (278 mm.); illustrated prospectus for this bibliography printed by the Stinehour Press.

Physical Description

1 box

37840. [Potter, Beatrix]: The tale of Peter Rabbit. A portfolio of art prints from the original illustration line-blocks made for the first private edition, 1901. With an introduction by Maurice Sendak, 1995. 1 box.
General

Author: [Potter, Beatrix]

Kingston, New York: Battledore Ltd.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; portfolio of Potter's original illustrations in an edition limited to 250 copies; this prospectus limited to 600 copies. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39496. Lewis, Oscar: A widely cast net. Selections from the work of a veteran California writer chosen with comments by their author...Wayne Bonnett, editor, 1996. 1 box.
General

Author: Lewis, Oscar

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; text printed in blue and black; fine. Prospectus provides table of contents; typed letter on Club letterhead and order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39305. Voit, Petr: Bohemica, 1500-1800, 1996. 1 box.
General

Author: Voit, Petr

Praha: Charles Bridge Bookstore & Gallery.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into 8-sided pamphlet, 8vo; printed in red and black; mostly fine. Prospectus for this 3-volume catalogue of Bohemica. Integral order form. List of publications laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39217. Bukowski, Charles & R. Crumb: The captain is out to lunch and the sailors have taken over the ship, 1997. 1 box.
General

Author: Bukowski, Charles & R. Crumb

Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Graphic Arts

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; color illustrations; a bit soiled, else fine. Prospectus for this collaboration, published in 2 editions, the regular limited to 175 copies, the Deluxe limited to 12 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

39481. Duhaut-Cilly, Auguste: A voyage to California, the Sandwich Islands, & around the world in the years 1826-1829...translated by August Frugé and Neal Harlow, 1997. 1 box.
General

Author: Duhaut-Cilly, Auguste

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; color photographic illustration, blue decorative borders, text printed in red and black; fine. Prospectus for this limited edition of 250 copies printed by Patrick Reagh. Order form and TLs on Club letterhead laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

36820. De Bernieres, Louis: A day out for Mehmet Erbil, 1999. 1 box.
General

Author: De Bernieres, Louis

London: Belmont Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo; illustrated prospectus includes specimen page (22) and press opinions; edition limited to 276 copies, illustrations by Eileen Hogan. Reprint with special introduction by the author, of a story originally published in New Writing 8, March 1999. Order form loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36339. Hallett, William T.: Pernicious pork. Or, astounding revelations of the evils of eating swine flesh., 1903. 1 box.
General

Author: Hallett, William T.

New York: Broadway Publishing Company.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo (151 mm.); prospectus for a tract concerning the danger of eating "garbage-fed pork". "Produced in attractive cloth, title page in colors. With a special introduction." Back leaf provides Order Blank. Very good.

Physical Description

1 box

36808. The indispensable books for collectors of fine printing, libraries & museums, booklovers, printers/publishers, typographers/typefounders, 1928. 1 box.
General

Vienna: Bibliotheca Typographica

Scope and Contents

4to, pp. [12]; catalogue of titles from the press with illustrations and facsimiles, one of which had been pasted in; pages uncut; order form loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36807. Hawthorne, Nathaniel: Mr. Higginbotham's catastrophe, 1931. 1 box.
General

Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Boston: Berkeley Printers

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus of a reprint of Hawthorne's story originally published in the New England Magazine, December, 1834; two specimen pages (v, 18) provided; introduction by Harry Lyman Koopman and illustrations by Walt Harris; edition limited to 540 numbered copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36814. An immoral anthology, 1933. 1 box.
General

Mount Vernon, NY: Blue-Behinded Ape

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for this bawdy collection of poetry whose contributors include Donne, Dryden, Pope, and Keats; illustrations by André Durenceau; preface and a speciman page (118) included. Previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36804. Garland, Hamlin: Joys of the trail, 1935. 1 box.
General

Author: Garland, Hamlin

Chicago: Bookfellows

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for "A new Hamlin Garland title" issued in an edition of 100 copies, numbered and signed by the author; provides specimen page and integral order form; list of additional titles from the Bookfellows printed on back page.

Physical Description

1 box

36749. Lincoln series, 1936. 1 box.
General

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for two titles in the series, "A House Divided Against itself Cannot Stand" by Abraham Lincoln and "Abraham Lincoln's Religion" by Rev. James A. Reed and William Herndon. Previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36790. The bibliographies of American imprints., 1945. 1 box.
General

New York: R.R. Bowker Company

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 4to; prospectus for a series of bibliographies "published under the auspices of the Bibliographical Society of America with the cooperation of the Library of Congress and the Newberry Library"; specimen pages from the first installation, Arkansas Imprints, provided in reduced format; text in brown and black, printed on blue paper, previous fold, stain to left-hand margin of front page, not affecting text.

Physical Description

1 box

36709. Zara, Louis: The Santa who was late: A short story by Louis Zara. Frontispiece by Dale Nichols, 1951. 1 box.
General

Author: Zara, Louis

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, 16mo; prospectus for this Christmas tale; "[printed] on a beautiful smooth white Strathmore paper. Hand bound by Bela Blau in a rich green smooth leather with front cover design and title on backbone stamped in gold." Printed on green paper.

Physical Description

1 box

37658. Lynam, Edward: The mapmaker's art. Essays on the history of maps...with a foreword by Sir Thomas Kendrick, 1953. 1 box.
General

Author: Lynam, Edward

London: Batchworth Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; illustrated prospectus of the author's "scattered essays, brought together in this volume with many of their original illustrations"; contents and specimen page provided; integral order form addressed to the distributor, Myers & Co., London.

Physical Description

1 box

36387. A portfolio of Book Club printers 1912-1962, 1962. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California

Scope and Contents

4to, single sheet folded twice, uncut; red and black engraving to front cover, featuring David Magee's essay on Lawton Kennedy, printer. "The Book Club of California 50th Anniversary Keepsake, consists of twelve folders, each printed by or about presses associated with the printing history of the Book Club." Bottom right-hand corners worn, otherwise fine.

Physical Description

1 box

37028. Vlaminck: Notre pain quotidien (our daily bread). Presented by Georges Duhamel, 1963. 1 box.
General

Author: Vlaminck

Boston, Mass.: Boston Book and Art Shop

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, oblong 8vo; illlustrated prospectus for this album of "Vlaminck's selected masterpieces," containing nine colored reproductions by pochoir process. Edition limited to 250 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36730. Check-list of Black Cat Press miniature books, 1961-1964, 1964. 1 box.
General

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

110 mm. x 71 mm., unpaginated; checklist of books also includes "Future titles" and "In preparation" pieces.

Physical Description

1 box

36729. More tales for bibliophiles, 1965. 1 box.
General

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 110 mm. x 75 mm.; note of thanks to the "'one hundred and two' advance subscribers to date, who have made it possible to go ahead with the production of the three volume set," to be decorated with drawings by Paul Hazelrigg.

Physical Description

1 box

36743. Focken, Hayno: Books interchanged...translated by Theodore W. Koch, 1965. 1 box.
General

Author: Focken, Hayno

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; prospectus for Focken's work providing three specimen pages; small tear to right edge of front page, not affecting text. Text in blue and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36685. Morris, Henry: Omnibus: Instructions for amateur papermakers with notes and observations on private presses, book printing and some people who are involved in these activities., 1967. 1 box.
General

Author: Morris, Henry

North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press

Scope and Contents

Oblong 16mo (111 mm. x 152 mm.), unpaginated; prospectus includes a synopsis of each chapter on the subject; "printed on a variety of hand made papers--there is paper from the Dard Hunter mill at Lime Rock, Connecticut, from Australia, and from the Bird & Bull Press...There is also a sample sheet from the last wind-driven paper mill in Holland. The text is set in Emerson types and printed on dampened hand made paper from J. Barcham Green's Hayle Mill. This paper has my water-mark and was specially made for the book. The book is hand sewn on tapes, has hand sewn head and tail bands, and is quarter bound with Niger back by Sangorski & Sutcliff." Edition limited to 500 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36725. The twelve signs: How a person may know under which sign they are born. Glasgow: 1796, 1967. 1 box.
General

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 16mo (82 mm. x 139 mm); prospectus for a reprint taken from The Book of Knowledge, including the original preface. Edition limited to 100 copies. Printed in brown and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36726. Taft, Charles Sabin: Abraham Lincoln's last hours, 1968. 1 box.
General

Author: Taft, Charles Sabin

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 16mo (112 mm. x 152 mm.); prospectus for three titles from the press, including the Taft's work, Wilfred Hansford Gallienne's "Let Shakespeare Speak," and a yet-untitled miniature book written and illustrated by Dale Nichols. Printed on blue paper.

Physical Description

1 box

36727. Nichols, Dale: Let there be light, 1968. 1 box.
General

Author: Nichols, Dale

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 16mo (92 mm. x 140 mm.); prospectus for Nichols' work on Caravaggio. A limited edition, number of copies not given. Text in red and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36707. Forgue, Norma: [Postcard advertising book sale], 1969. 1 box.
General

Author: Forgue, Norma

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 16mo (82 mm. x 139 mm.); postcard announcing a book sale, "A list will be sent on request". Addressed to Emerson G. Wulling and postmarked 3 Jul. 1969.

Physical Description

1 box

36708. Forgue Norman: [Announcement of a book sale], 1969. 1 box.
General

Author: Forgue Norman

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 16mo (82 mm. x 139 mm.); postcard-sized announcement of a book sale of Forgue's typographic library. Text printed in red.

Physical Description

1 box

36776. Bembo, Pietro: On Etna, 1969. 1 box.
General

Author: Bembo, Pietro

New York: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo; prospectus for the English edition of this work, limited to 125 copies and "bound at the Press with morocco back, the sides covered with Ingres paper, and in a matching slipcase". Place of publication taken from the American distributor, the Chiswick Book Shop, New York, NY.

Physical Description

1 box

36700. Da Boll, Irene Briggs: Recollections of the Lyceum & Chautauqua circuits...presented in calligraphic format by Raymond F. Da Boll, 1969. 1 box.
General

Author: Da Boll, Irene Briggs

Freeport, Maine: The Bond Wheelwright Company

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; illustrated prospectus for a work on Da Boll, a soprano "on the road"; limited and autographed edition of 250 copies. Text in maroon and black, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36644. Johnson, Ruth & Foster: Stowaway Sam: The tale of a precocious monkey and his life on the bound wave...illustrated by the authors, 1970. 1 box.
General

Author: Johnson, Ruth & Foster

Meriden, Connecticut: Bayberry Hill Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio; illustrated prospectus for "A new book for children of all ages in a very limited edition" offered exclusively at Jepson's Book Store in Meriden, Connecticut. Integral order form at the bottom of Broadside verso. Reproduction of one of the illustrations loosely inserted. Includes the original illustrated envelope in which this prospect came, addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press, LaCrosse, Wisconsin and postmarked Oct. 23 1970.

Physical Description

1 box

36689. Morris, Henry: Guilford & Green, 1970. 1 box.
General

Author: Morris, Henry

New York: Bird & Bull Press.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio; prospectus for a work combining two short manuscripts, Henry Morris's "A Visit to Hayle Hall" and Nathan Guilford's "Dear Friend at Home". "[P]rinted one Bird & Bull and Green's dampened hand made paper." Edition limited to 210 copies. Original address for orders (North Hills, Pennsylvania) has been marked out and replaced with the address label of the Chiswick Book Shop, New York, NY. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36771. Terence: Andria: A comedy by Terence. Translated into English by Richard Bernard with 25 illustrations by Albrecht Dürer, 1971. 1 box.
General

Author: Terence

Verona, Italy: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated specimen page (13); edition limited to 100 copies; order form to the American distributor, the Chiswick Book Shop, New York, NY, loosely inserted. A photocopy of an article from the February 4, 1972 TLS is also inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

39452. Publications available for Christmas gifts, 1972. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

12mo, 9 loose leaves in white printed folder as issued; fine. Titles date from 1959 to 1972.

Physical Description

1 box

36645. Johson, Ruth R.: Sam, M.B.E...illustrated by Foster M. Johnson, 1972. 1 box.
General

Author: Johson, Ruth R.

Meriden, Connecticut: Bayberry Hill Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to; illustrated prospectus for the fifth book in the series about Sam the precocious monkey, described as "A new amusing book for children" and limited to "just over one hundred numbered copies". Integral order form at the bottom of Broadside verso.

Physical Description

1 box

36694. Bird & Bull number 13, 1972. 1 box.
General

North Hills: Bird & Bull Press

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, oblong 8vo (151 mm. x 235 mm.); prospectus for a work on the press, "printed on Hodgkinson's hand made 'Bird & Bull' dampened before printing. There is a 4 page section printed on paper made from Joe Blumenthal's old pillowcases, and another 4 page section printed on most unusual hand made paper from the Bachaus laboratories. The text is set in 18 point Centaur." Edition limited to 140 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

39450. A list of Book Club publications available for Chirstmas gifts, 1973. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into 8-sided pamphlet, 12mo; illustrations, printed on blue paper; fine. Titles date from 1959 to 1973. Integral order form.

Physical Description

1 box

36764. Aesop: The fables of Aesop printed from the Veronese edition of MCCCCLXXIX in Latin verses and the Italian version by Accio Zucco, with the woodcuts newly engraved and coloured after a copy in the British Museum, 1973. 1 box.
General

Author: Aesop

Verona: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; illustrated prospectus for this limited edition of 160 copies; photocopy of The Times Literary Supplement, Friday 7 December 1973 review of the piece, titled "A Renaissance book reborn," printed on the inside of bifolium

Physical Description

1 box

36237. Bauer, Ferdinand: The Australian flower paintings of Ferdinand Bauer., 1974. 1 box.
General

Author: Bauer, Ferdinand

London: Basilisk Press

Scope and Contents

TLS from Charlene Garry to Waring Jones informing him of the three yearly publications of the Basilisk Press, of which two are "based on previously unpublished material created in the 18th or 19th-centuries and one exact facsimile". The titles included are The Australian flower paintings of Ferdinand Bauer, The red books of Humphry Repton, and a facsimile of The Kelmscott Chaucer. Included are an order form and an addressed envelope to the Basilisk Press. In pristine condition.

Physical Description

1 box

36698. Morris, Henry: The paper maker: A survey of lesser-known hand paper mills in Europe and North America and an account of a unique publication, with a selective index, 1974. 1 box.
General

Author: Morris, Henry

North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus for a work originally intended to be an index to the Hercules, Inc. publication of The Paper Maker (1932-1970); "printed on dampened paper made by hand at the Press and specially watermarked...Set in Centaur and Goudy No. 38 types...quarter-bound by Fritz and Trudi Eberhardt in goatskin with paste-paper sides." Edition limited to 175. Text in red and black, previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36744. Voltaire, Francois Arouet de: Epigrams, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Voltaire, Francois Arouet de

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 12mo (122 mm. x 177 mm.); prospectus providing specimen page in its actual size (p. 20); edition limited to no more than 199 copies. Text in purple and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36742. Starrett, Vincent: Oriental encounters: Two essays in bad taste, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Starrett, Vincent

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 16mo; prospectus provides specimen page (18); edition limited to 249 copies. Text in orange and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36740. Templeton, Richard H.: The quick brown fox: A chap book...with an introduction by R. Hunter Middleton...Original cover design engraved on wood by Philip Reed, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Templeton, Richard H.

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, oblong 16mo; prospectus for the reprint of a work originally published by the Typophiles of New York in 1945. Text in brown and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36766. Barduzzi, Bernardino: A letter in praise of Verona...in the original Latin text with an English translation by Betty Radice, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Barduzzi, Bernardino

Verona: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for an edition limited to 160 copies; "set in Dante type and printed...on Magnani paper...The binding with a vellum spine has boards covered with a specially decorated Fabriano paper". Integral order form addressed to the American distributor, the Chiswick Book SHop, Sandy Hook, Conn. Printed on yellow paper, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36670. Broadsides, 1975. 1 box.
General

Poynette, Wisconsin: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 12mo (180 mm.); list of Broadsides and chapbooks from the press printed on grey handmade paper.

Physical Description

1 box

39541. Dickens, Charles: A Christmas carol in prose. Being a ghost story of Christmas...illustrated by Wolfgang Lederer, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Dickens, Charles

Nevada City, California: Harold Berliner.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4to; color illustration, text printed in red and black; fine. Provides 2 specimen pages from this limited edition of 750 copies.

Filed under B.

Physical Description

1 box

36720. Three hundred and sixty-five days, 1976. 1 box.
General

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

120 mm. x 73 mm., unpaginated (two folded sheets, unbound); prospectus also includes other titles from the press.

Physical Description

1 box

36733. Khayyam, Omar: Lucretius on life & death. Translated in the metre of Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat by W.H. Mallock. With an introduction by Frank E. Hartman. Decorations in color by Calvin Brazelton, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Khayyam, Omar

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 16mo; prospectus for this miniature book, with specimen pages (in actual size) 17-18 reprinted here. "The Eden type, designed by R. Hunter Middleton was first hand-set by Norman W. Forgue, then reduced to its present size and printed on Strathmore Pastelle paper...Attractively bound, in full leather by Bela Blau." Edition limited to 249 copies. Text in blue and black.

Physical Description

1 box

39449. A list of Book Club publications available for Christmas gifts, 1976. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

12mo, unpaginated; illustration printed in silver and red; unbound; fine. A list of available titles, published between 1959 and 1976, including those from the Illustrated Keepsake Series. Integral order form printed on back.

Physical Description

1 box

36669. Feyrer, Gayle: Demon letting: A selection from a novel by Gayle Feyrer with an original serigraph by Cathie Ruggie, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Feyrer, Gayle

St. Paul, Minnesota: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 12mo (171 mm.); text printed in pink and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36671. Broadsides, 1976. 1 box.
General

Poynette, Wisconsin: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 12mo (182 mm.); postcard listing the Broadsides and chapbooks from the press; addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of La Crosse, WI and postmarked Aug 8 1976.

Physical Description

1 box

36655. Drake, Albert: Roadsalt: A chapbook of poems, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Drake, Albert

Poynette, Wisconsin: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Single sheet, folded into eight-sided brochure, 12mo; prospectus for "A limited edition of one hundred and fifty press-numbered copies designed and hand printed by Gerald Lange...Printed with handset Weiss and Broadway types on twelve leaves of imported Frankfurt Creme paper. Our own Bieler handmade was used for the covers and wrappers. An illustration sequence by artist Cathie Ruggie accompanies the poetry." Also makes mention of Gerald Lange's "Starless & Bible Black" and the forthcoming "Demon Legging: a selection from an unpublished novel by Gayle Feyrer".

Physical Description

1 box

36693. Morris, Henry: Pepper pot, 1977. 1 box.
General

Author: Morris, Henry

North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, 8vo; prospectus for this miscellany; "printed on dampened handmade paper...and is quarter bound by E.G. Parrot in Oasis leather with paste paper sides. 250 copies are for sale."

Physical Description

1 box

36816. Pettis, Charles R.: Cosmic geometry: Tantric transformations. By Charles R. Pettis, III & Rosina Pettis, 1977. 1 box.
General

Author: Pettis, Charles R.

Ithaca, New York: Bliss Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (240 mm.); prospectus for the de luxe limited edition of 130 copies, "produced entirely by hand"; stapled to leaf with "Unsolicited comments" and order form; previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36731. McCuen, Harold E.: Entrances and exits. Recollection of Ohio theater, 1978. 1 box.
General

Author: McCuen, Harold E.

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

16mo, unpaginated (2 folded sheets unbound); text of prospectus by Madeline Forgue; "Strathmore Ivory Smooth Pastelle paper is used as the best medium for reproduction of the many full page photographs. Reproduction of an early stage showing the various advertisements that were popular at the time has been printed in photo brown on a gray-green antique stock and serves as the end-paper. Bound by Bela Blau in lovely soft green Pyroxylin leather over boards." Edition limited to 249 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36712. Davis, Frank Marshall: Awakening and other poems, 1978. 1 box.
General

Author: Davis, Frank Marshall

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 16mo; illustrated prospectus of a collection of poems "buried in the Press files for more than thirty years".

Physical Description

1 box

36739. Petty, G. Harvey: Alphabet sentences, 1978. 1 box.
General

Author: Petty, G. Harvey

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 16mo; prospectus for this work on the history and development of the alphabet, "Printed on Strathmore Pastelle antique paper." Edition limited to 249 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36822. Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe, 1979. 1 box.
General

Author: Defoe, Daniel

London: Basilisk Press

Scope and Contents

TLS from Charlene Garry of the Press to H.J. Kittleson (Minneapolis, MN) announcing the publication of the press's edition of Defoe's classic tale; edition limited to 500 copies; includes original envelope in which this prospectus came, postmarked 3 Oct 1979; also includes order form for titles available from the press, a postcard announcing the press' second catalogue, and a pre-addressed envelope.

Physical Description

1 box

36696. Wolfe, Richard J.: Jacob Bigelow's American medical botany 1817-1821. An examination of the origin, printing, binding and distribution of America's first color plate book. With special emphasis on the manner of making and printing its colored plates, 1979. 1 box.
General

Author: Wolfe, Richard J.

North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, long folio (402 mm.); prospectus for a work printed by the press in conjunction with the Boston Medical Library. "Quarter-bound by E.G. Parrot in Oasis leather with floral patterened sides." Edition limited to 300 copies. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36697. Barrett, Timothy: Nagashizuki: The Japanese craft of hand papermaking, 1979. 1 box.
General

Author: Barrett, Timothy

North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press

Scope and Contents

Ten-sided brochure printed on two leaves pasted together, 12mo; "composed in 16-point Van Dijck types and printed on hand-made Bird & Bull "Nagashizuki" paper. Quarter-bound by E.G. Parrot in Oasis leather and tips, with decorated Japanese paper sides. 300 copies for sale."

Physical Description

1 box

36714. Davidson, Gustav: 19th century American juvenile authors: Little-known pseudonyms, 1979. 1 box.
General

Author: Davidson, Gustav

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

16mo, unpaginated (two folded sheets, unbound); prospectus for Davidson's study, as well as a list of books "on the horizon" from the press. Printed on pale pink sheets.

Physical Description

1 box

36721. Morley, Christopher: No Crabb--No Christmas, 1979. 1 box.
General

Author: Morley, Christopher

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 16mo (89 mm. x 140 mm.); postcard prospectus for this Christmas tale. "Edition limited to 249 copies, printed in red, green and lback on Strathmore Pastelle paper. Bound by Bela Blau in Pajco red with morocco grain." Printed in red and black, postcard addressed to Emerson G. Wulling.

Physical Description

1 box

36732. Zara, Louis: Author's proof, 1979. 1 box.
General

Author: Zara, Louis

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 16mo (89 mm. x 140 mm.); postcard prospectus of an edition limited to 249 copies. Addressed to Emerson G. Wulling.

Physical Description

1 box

36718. Harris, Carla: The man in the smock from the memoirs of an ex-girl Friday, 1979. 1 box.
General

Author: Harris, Carla

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 16mo; prospectus for a work on Harris' relationship with Norman Forgue. "Decorations by Aimo W. Hill, Jr. printed in two colors." Edition limited to 249 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36777. Mardersteig, Giovanni: The officina Bodoni: An account of the work of a hand press 1923-1977. Edited and translated by Hans Schmoller, 1980. 1 box.
General

Author: Mardersteig, Giovanni

Verona: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus providing the work's table of contents and a specimen page; "Designed by Martino Mardersteig and printed in Verona, Italy at the Stamperia Valdonega, on paper specially made by Cartiera di Sarego, Vicenza." American edition distributed by Oak Knoll Books, New Castle, DE. The work on the Bodoni press is published by Edizioni Valdonega. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

39453. Franklin, Colin: Fond of printing. Gordon Craig as typographer & illustrator...Foreword by Edward Craig with an essay by Gordon Craig, 1980. 1 box.
General

Author: Franklin, Colin

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; illustration; printed in brown and black; fine. Prospectus for a title published in conjunction with the Typophiles of New York.

Physical Description

1 box

36674. Three new titles, 1980. 1 box.
General

Madison, WI: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, long 4to (253 mm.); prospectus for the following works from the press: "Common ground," a collaboration between poet Gerald Williams and artist Ben-Zion Shechter; "Billy the Kid," a prose poem by Shuntaro Tanikawa; and "First Z Poems," by Dannis Saleh.

Physical Description

1 box

36672. Buckley, Christopher: Pentimento, 1980. 1 box.
General

Author: Buckley, Christopher

Madison, WI: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, long 4to (265 mm.); prospectus for a chapbook of Buckley's poems, illustrated by Gerald Lange. Also includes a short list of other titles available from the press. Previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36673. Gilgun, John: Everything that has been shall be again: The reincarnation fables of John Gilgun, 1981. 1 box.
General

Author: Gilgun, John

St Paul, MN: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, long 4to (300 mm.); illustrated prospectus for a chapbook of Gilgun's bestiary, illustrated with a wood engraving by Michael McCurdy of the Penmaen Press. "Hand set in Bembo and Poliphilus type are used for the text and display. The engravings are printed in dark brown, the type in black, on Tovil paper from Barcham Green. The book is hand bound in cloth by Scott Husby. Brown Roma paper from the Fabriano mill is used for the endsheets and slipcase." Edition limited to 150 numbered copies signed by the author and the artist and initaled by the printer. Previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36690. Bliss, Carey S.: A pair on printing: Atkyns' The original and growth of printing. William Caslon and the first English type specimen book. Reproduced in facsimile..., 1982. 1 box.
General

Author: Bliss, Carey S.

New Castle, DE: Bird & Bull Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for this facsimile; place of publication from the distributor, Oak Knoll Books. "Introductory texts composed in Van Dijck types and printed on Frankfurt paper. The facsimiles are printed on Mohawk Text, and the book was bound by Gray Parrot in Dutch natural linen with printed spine label." Edition limited to 500 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

39473. Alvarado, Juan Bautista: Vignettes of early California: childhood reminiscences...A heretofore unpublished account of Spanish & Mexican California, 1982. 1 box.
General

Author: Alvarado, Juan Bautista

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; decorative border printed in black and grey; fine. Prospectus of the first publication of this 19th-century manuscript, designed and printed by Patrick Reagh in an edition limited to 650 copies and bound by Kater-Crafts Bookbinders. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

36657. Cadnum, Michael: The morning of the massacre, 1982. 1 box.
General

Author: Cadnum, Michael

Saint Paul, MN: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (198 mm.); illustrated Broadside for the author's first published collection of poetry. Title page illustration by Kathy Shallock. "The chapbook was printed with hand-set Bembo type accompanied by fine fule in a second color. The physical book consists of a double signature of white Arches Text Wove mouldmade paper hand bound into soft covers by Richard de Bas Chamois Chine Blanc handmade paper...Available in an author signed edition of 150 numbered copies."

Physical Description

1 box

37802. Butterworth, Elizabeth: Amazon parrots, 1983. 1 box.
General

Author: Butterworth, Elizabeth

London: Basilisk Press

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into 6-sided pamphlet, 4to; prospectus for this pictorial monograph on parrot with 28 plates of paintings by Butterworth; text by Rosemary Low. Limited to 500 copies, printed by CTD Printers and handbound by Smith and Settle. Specimen plate laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

36724. Guthrie, James: The miniature world of Norman Forgue...with an introduction by Ward K. Schori, 1983. 1 box.
General

Author: Guthrie, James

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

16mo, unpaginated (3 folded sheets unbound); prospectus for a limited edition of 249 copies. Handwritten note, "Hope all is well in your world, Norman," loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36723. Snyder, Dee: The ABCs of Baker Street: Guide to the Holmsian habitat...introduction by John Bennett, Shaw, 1983. 1 box.
General

Author: Snyder, Dee

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

16mo, unpaginated (two folded sheets, unbound); prospectus for this study of Sherlock Holmesiana, limited to 249 copies and "Bound in Pyroxlin leather".

Physical Description

1 box

36256. [Maitland, Terrence]: The contagion of war., 1983. 1 box.
General

Author: [Maitland, Terrence]

Boston: Boston Publishing Company

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to, prospectus of the companion piece to American takes over. With black and white photographic illustrations of scenes from the Vietnam War. Includes quotes from American veterans.

Physical Description

1 box

36908. Franklin, Colin: Doves Press: The start of a worry. Edited with an introduction by Colin Franklin. Foreward by Michael Hornby, 1983. 1 box.
General

Author: Franklin, Colin

Austin, Texas: Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (298 mm.); prospectus for this history of the Doves Press, limited to 275 copies and printed at the Bird & Bull Press "in Centaur types on Bugra Bütten paper, bound in cloth-backed Fabriano paper over boards". Text in maroon and black, previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36678. Buckley, Christopher: Five small meditations on summer & birds, 1984. 1 box.
General

Author: Buckley, Christopher

St. Paul, MN: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 16mo (112 mm. x 152 mm.); postcard prospectus for a chapbook of Buckley's poems, "handset in Lutetia & Egmont Decorated Initials (watercolored) and printed on Lana Laid, a French mouldmade paper. The sheets were sewn into soft covers of Richard de Bas Papier A Inclusions Florales (a white handmade sheet formed with real flowers!). The edition consists of 200 numbered copies." Postcard addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press, LaCrosse, WI and postmarked September, 1984.

Physical Description

1 box

36815. Catalogue 4, 1985. 1 box.
General

London: Basilisk Press & Bookshop

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 16mo (105 mm. x 148 mm.); illustrated postcard prospectus for the press' fourth catalogue, advertised as listing more than 600 in-print titles. Addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press and postmarked May 3 1985.

Physical Description

1 box

36656. Hart, Joanne: The village schoolmaster, 1985. 1 box.
General

Author: Hart, Joanne

Minneapolis, Minnesota: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for a work "designed by Emily Mason and Gerald Lange. Carol Ann Smith, a Saint Paul artist, provided the title page illustration. The chapbook was hand printed with Poliphilus and Blado types on Ragston paper. The end-sheets are on Japanese origin and the covers are an English handmade from the mill of Barcham Green. The edition is limited to 200 numbered and author signed copies."

Physical Description

1 box

36675. Van Winckel, Nance: The 24 doors, 1985. 1 box.
General

Author: Van Winckel, Nance

Minneapolis, Minnesota: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 12mo (152 mm.); postcard prospectus for advent calendar poems; "designed by Gerald Lange & produced with the assistance of Emily Mason. The edition was printed with Chic & Italian Olde Style on a special making of Mohawk Letterpress Text. The cover illustration, printed on Magnani Incisioni mouldmade paper, is an original etching by R. Fredrik Nelson. The endsheets are Moriki, a Japanese handmade paper." Text of prospectus in shape of Christmas tree, topped with red Santa Clause wood engraving.

Physical Description

1 box

36676. Turco, Lewis: The compleat melancholick: Being a sequence of "Found, composite, and composed" poems, based largely upon Robert Burton's "The Anatomy of melancholy", 1985. 1 box.
General

Author: Turco, Lewis

Minneapolis, Minnesota: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (217 mm.); illustrated prospectus for Turco's collection of poetry, "handset by Emily Mason in Monotype Plantin and printed by Gerald Lange on Mohawk Letterpress Text, an acid-free paper. A hand-colored woodcut from the Augsburg Calendar introduces the poetry. Limited edition consists of 150 numbered & author signed copies hand bound in paste paper boards and quarter cloth at The Campbell-Logan Bindery."

Physical Description

1 box

36658. Young, Gary: In the durable world, 1985. 1 box.
General

Author: Young, Gary

Minneapolis, MN: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, long 8vo (240 mm.); illustrated prospectus for a work "designed by Emily Mason & Gerald Lange. The chapbook was printed with handset Centaur and Nicolas Jensen types on Frankfurt Cream, a mould-made paper. The book is soft bound into covers of handmade Duchene paper. The illustration is a 17th century woodcut taken from Des Rues' popular French guide-book for travelers. The edition is limited to 175 numbered copies signed by the author."

Physical Description

1 box

39471. Gill, Eric: The engraved bookplates...A collection of reproductions of all fifty-three bookplates in their actual size engraved by Eric Gill from 1908 to 1940, 1986. 1 box.
General

Author: Gill, Eric

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrations, text printed in red and black; fine. Prospectus for this collection of Gill's lesser known commissions, introduced by Michael Renton, afterword by Albert Sperisen, and designed by Christopher Skelton at the September Press. Published in an edition limited to 600 copies supported by the Dorothy and David Magee fund.

Physical Description

1 box

37011. Shakespeare, William: Shall I die? Shall I fly?, 1986. 1 box.
General

Author: Shakespeare, William

Boston: Bromer Booksellers

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; prospectus of this miniature book, the first edition of a recently discovered Shakespeare poem; "Designed and printed by John Kristensen at Firefly Press in Boston using Centaur and Arrighi types, the edition will comprise 125 regular and 35 deluxe copies, all printed on vintage Saunders paper. Suzanne Moore will flourish the title page of the regular copies with original calligraphy and additionally illuminate in colors and gold the initial letters of each stanza in the deluxe edition. The binding for both editions will be designed by Donald Glaister and executed by Barbara Blumenthal."

Physical Description

1 box

36667. Goldbarth, Albert: Albert's horoscope almanac, 1986. 1 box.
General

Author: Goldbarth, Albert

Minneapolis, MN: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (226 mm.); prospectus for Goldbarth's "horoscopic poems". "The chapbook was hand printed in two colors on TH Saunders Blue Laid, an English mould-made paper, and bound into soft covers of Larroque Blue, a French handmade. The edition consists of 200 numbered and author signed copies." Text printed in blue and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36668. Mitsui, James Masao: After the long train, 1987. 1 box.
General

Author: Mitsui, James Masao

Minneapolis, Minnesota: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8v0 (202 mm.); prospectus for a poetry collection inspired by the author's Japanese-American family's internment during World War II; "printed in three colors with handset Californian type on Basingwerk Parchment, an English paper. The chapbook is bound into soft covers of Duchene, a French handmade paper. A wood engraving by Fred Brian is featured on the title page. The edition is limited to 150 numbered copies signed by the author & the illustrator."

Physical Description

1 box

39479. Book Club publications available for Christmas gifts, 1988. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; original white wrappers, decorative border printed in orange; mostly fine. Titles date from 1963 to 1988 and include "Edward Vischer's Drawings of the California Missions, 1861-1878" (Arion Press, 1982); and "Redwood and Lumbering in California Forests" (Yolla Belly Press, 1983). Order form printed on back wrapper verso.

Physical Description

1 box

39458. Original paintings illustrating Texas argonauts offered for sale by auction, 1988. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; chiefly black and white illustrations; original printed wrappers, fine. Catalogue for the Club's first auction, of a collection of Charles Shaw's paintings.

Physical Description

1 box

36817. The Book Club of Texas, 1989. 1 box.
General

Austin: Book Club of Texas

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; announcement of the re-establishment of the Club; includes prospectuses for the first three books, John Graves' "Goodbye to a River," Gertrude Beasley's "My First Thirty Years," and W. Thomas Taylor's "Glorious News! An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth-Century Texas Broadsides". Membership application with pre-addressed envelope loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36699. Morris, Henry: The private press-man's tale. Compiled and edited by Henry Morris with illustrations by Lili Wronker, 1990. 1 box.
General

Author: Morris, Henry

Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (260 mm.); prospectus for a collection of satirical poetry and prose dealing with the Private Press and inspired by Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales"; edition limited to 250 copies. Text printed in red.

Physical Description

1 box

36823. Sand, George: The wings of courage. A fantasy, 1990. 1 box.
General

Author: Sand, George

Sag Harbor, New York: Bookman Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo; prospectus for a work "unavailable in English for more than half a century"; "Printed by letterpress from Monotype Caslon type on Mohawk Superfine paper at the Stinehour Press of Vermon...designed by Jerry Kelly"; edition limited to 300 copies and distributed by John Waite Rare Books, Ascutney, Vermont.

Physical Description

1 box

36787. Freeman, Arthur: Anatomy of an auction: Rare books at Ruxley Lodge, 1919. [By] Arthur Freeman and Janet Ing Freeman, 1990. 1 box.
General

Author: Freeman, Arthur

London: The Book Collector

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (220 mm.); prospectus for Volume I of the Book Collector: Occasional Series; order form on Broadside verso.

Physical Description

1 box

36786. Freeman, Arthur: Anatomy of an auction: Rare books at Ruxley Lodge, 1919. [By] Arthur Freeman and Janet Ing Freeman, 1990. 1 box.
General

Author: Freeman, Arthur

London: The Book Collector

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (220 mm.); prospectus for Volume I of the Book Collector: Occasional Series; order form on Broadside verso; text in brown and black.

Physical Description

1 box

37013. Bookways, 1991. 1 box.
General

Austin, Texas: Bookways

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (288 mm.); prospectus for this quarterly journal "devoted to fine books and bookmaking, published by W. Thomas Taylor"; integral envelope addressed to Robert Rulon-MillerJr. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

37628. Constant, Samuel Victor: Calls, sounds & merchandise of the Peking street peddlers...with twenty-five wood engravings by Rosemary Covey, 1992. 1 box.
General

Author: Constant, Samuel Victor

Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press

Scope and Contents

Sheet folded into 8-sided pamphlet, 12mo; illustrated prospectus for a new edition of Constant's work, originally published ca. 1936.

Physical Description

1 box

37839. Parker, John and Carol A. Johnson: Sir Walter Raleigh's speech from the scaffold: a translation of the 1619 Dutch edition, and comparison with English texts, 1995. 1 box.
General

Author: Parker, John and Carol A. Johnson

Minneapolis: James Ford Bell Library

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (280 mm.); prospectus provides reduced specimen title page; integral order form. Previous folds.

Filed under Jam.

Physical Description

1 box

37841. Bukowski, Charles and Ken Price: Heat Wave, 1995. 1 box.
General

Author: Bukowski, Charles and Ken Price

Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Graphic Arts

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, small 4to; illustrated prospectus for this collaboration between author and artist; designed by Barbara Martin, printed by T.J. Owens. Two edition, the regular limited to 170 signed copies, the deluxe limited to 26 signed copies.

Physical Description

1 box

39320. Freeman, Janet Ing: The postmaster of Ipswich. William Stevenson Fitch, antiquary and thief, 1997. 1 box.
General

Author: Freeman, Janet Ing

London: Book Collector.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (215 mm.); corners a bit creased, else fine. Prospectus for Volume 2 of the Book Collector's "Occasional Series". Order form printed on verso.

Physical Description

1 box

36901. New sample book from the Banner Card Company, 1900. 1 box.
General

Cadiz, Ohio: Banner Card Company

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into 14-sided brochure, 16mo; thirteen of the panels illustrated with card design, five of which have had the actual product (all illustrated in color) pasted to the sample book. Small losses to the edges, not affecting text. A very rare specimen book. Not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

36370. Montgomery, Edw. E.: Practical gynecology., 1900. 1 box.
General

Author: Montgomery, Edw. E.

Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Company

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo (125 mm.); prospectus for "The newest books on medicine and allied sciences"; works include "Anesthesia with Cocain," "Cancer of the Stomach," "Surgical Anatomy," "Commercial Organic Analysis," "Diseases of the Stomach," "Compend of Physiology," "Manual of Pathology," "Quantitative Analysis," "The Urine, the Gastric Contents, the Common Poisons, and Milk," "The Mental Affections of Children," "Medical Electricity," "The Student's Medical Dictionary," "The Practice of Medicine," "Diseases of the Eye and their Treatment," "Diseases of the Throat, Nose, and Ear," "Microtomist's Vade Mecum," "The Theory and Practice of Hygiene," "Text-Book of Histology, including Microscopal Technic," "Volumetric Analysis," The Medical Examination for Life Insurance," "Appendicitis," "Surgery: Its Theory and Practice," "Essentials of Medical and Clinical Chemistry," "Kirke's Physiology, sixteenth edition," "and Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine and Surgery". Discoloration, tear to top of spine not affecting text.

Physical Description

1 box

42201. De Laurence, Lauren William: The genesis of the Hindu adepts, yoghees and master lamas of central and northern India., 1905. 1 box.
General

Author: De Laurence, Lauren William

Masonic Temple, Chicago: Benares Publishing Company.

Scope and Contents

Oblong 8vo, pp. 32; full-page portrait of the author within an classical Egyptian border; fine in original pictorial wrappers. A promotional give-away from the Benares India Publishing Company touting the works of Dr. L. W. de Laurence, prolific author of books on magic, hypnosis, Hinduism, and Christian syncretism. With ads inside the back cover for five of his works, and inside the front cover for his latest work, Death. Soul Transition. Hindu Spiritualism and Reincarnation, bound in "'Dead Black' Seal Leather."

Physical Description

1 box

36761. The Bodoni editions, 1928. 1 box.
General

New York: Bodoni

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 16; Catalogue II from the Pegasus Press; published by Harcourt, Brace and Company. Grey printed wrappers.

Physical Description

1 box

36811. Davenport, John: Curiosities of erotic physiology, 1930. 1 box.
General

Author: Davenport, John

New York: Biblion Balzac

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for "A Risque Collection of Erotica by one of the Greatest Eroticists, containing an Inexhaustible Number of Curious Episodes, Anecdotes and Tales"; privately printed at the Robin Hood House and limited to 1000 copies; integral order form on back page. Printed on blue paper, previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36750. Purrings from the Black Cat Press, 1938. 1 box.
General

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated catalogue of titles from the press.

Physical Description

1 box

36789. Mann, Thomas: Joseph in Egypt, 1938. 1 box.
General

Author: Mann, Thomas

New York: Book of the Month Club

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into six-sided brochure, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for this boxed two-volume edition with illustrations by Lewis Daniel; also includes information on the Club.

Physical Description

1 box

36788. Morley, Christopher: Bartlett's familiar quotations. Edited by Christopher Morley & Luella D. Everett, 1950. 1 box.
General

Author: Morley, Christopher

New York: Book of the Month Club

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into six-sided brochure, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for the Club's special thin paper edition; includes considerable information on the Club.

Physical Description

1 box

36813. Bechtel, Edwin DeT.: Jacques Callot, 1955. 1 box.
General

Author: Bechtel, Edwin DeT.

Edwin DeT. Bechtel

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into six-sided brochure, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for this monograph on the Renaissance artist and engraver, including social history, political history, costume, dance, and theater to which Callot contributed.

Physical Description

1 box

36746. You may not believe it...but..., 1965. 1 box.
General

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (278 mm.); announcing the discovery of a "long forgotten cache of boks--not miniatures". Also includes albums available from the press' former recording studio.

Physical Description

1 box

36738. Bender, Karen Ann: April stories...Drawings by Elizabeth W. Houghtlin. Introduction by Norman W. Forgue, 1977. 1 box.
General

Author: Bender, Karen Ann

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 16mo; prospectus for a work written and illustrated by two eight-year old girls. "Printed from highly readable Fairfield type on a rag-content, soft white paper in two colors."

Physical Description

1 box

36719. Petty, G. Harvey: Daffynitions...observed and calligraphed, 1978. 1 box.
General

Author: Petty, G. Harvey

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 16mo; prospectus for Petty's book of humor and calligraphy, "Beautifully produced with several pages in two colors on Pastelle antique paper". Edition limited to 249 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36734. Purrings from the Black Cat Press, 1978. 1 box.
General

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, oblong 16mo; short piece by Norman W. Forgue on the upcoming titles from the press.

Physical Description

1 box

36736. Petty, G. Harvey: Sages of the ages: Wise words by discerning writers of thirty centuries collected, 1978. 1 box.
General

Author: Petty, G. Harvey

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 16mo; prospectus for this collection, edition limited to 249 copies. Text in green and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36715. Brent, Stuart: Collecting modern literature, 1980. 1 box.
General

Author: Brent, Stuart

Chicago: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

88 mm. x 72 mm., unpaginated; miniature pamphlet by the book collector and bookstore owner.

Physical Description

1 box

36716. Pollock, Norman: The beginnings of photography from camera obscura to dryplate. By the men who made it all possible, 1980. 1 box.
General

Author: Pollock, Norman

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 16mo; prospectus for Pollock's history of early photography.

Physical Description

1 box

36737. Hill, Aimo W.: The United States Naval Academy: A brief history, 1980. 1 box.
General

Author: Hill, Aimo W.

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 16mo; prospectus Hill's work on the Academy; "Text is composed in Linotype FAirfield, with chapter designations set in Ludlow Eden Bold...Printed on a very light blue Strathmore Pastelle Paper." Edition limited to 249 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36784. The Book Collector, 1980. 1 box.
General

London: The Book Collector

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into six-sided brochure, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for a subscription to this bibliophile's quarterly; integral order form.

Physical Description

1 box

36735. Purrings, 1986. 1 box.
General

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single folded sheet, 16mo; catalogue of titles from the press.

Physical Description

1 box

37836. The Book collector introductory subscription offer, 1990. 1 box.
General

London: Book Collector

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, small 8vo; subscription offer for the "only journal for book collectors, librarians and booksellers where all three meet on equal terms"; integral order form printed on the back.

Physical Description

1 box

36783. The Book Collector, 1990. 1 box.
General

London: The Book Collector

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for a subscription to this "generously illustrated, well-printed...and attractively designed" quarterly. Integral order form; advertisement rates given on loosely inserted leaf.

Physical Description

1 box

39461. Baker, Hozial H.: Overland journey to Carson Valley and California, 1973. 1 box.
General

Author: Baker, Hozial H.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; fine. Prospectus for a reprint of a work originaly published in Seneca Falls, New York, 1861. This new edition introduced by Ferol Egan and printed by the Cranium Press. Specimen page provided.

Physical Description

1 box

42472. Shaw, David J., editor-in-chief: The Cathedral Libraries catalogue. Volume two: books printed on the continent of Europe before 1701 in the libraries of the Anglican Cathedrals of England and Wales, 1998. 1 box.
General

Author: Shaw, David J., editor-in-chief

London: British Library.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4to; fine. Pre-publication offer to members of the Bibliographical Society. Sample page and integral order form provided.

Physical Description

1 box

The Books Club of California invites members and their guests and members and guests of the Roxburghe & Zamorano Clubs to attend a special reception and dinner, 1982. 1 box.
General

Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

An invitation to attend the club's first Southern California meeting. Self-addressed R.S.V.P. envelope inside.

Physical Description

1 box

The Book Club of California Its (sic) Aims and Activities. San Francisco, 1950, 1950. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Physical Description

1 box

39286. Teiser, Ruth and Catherine Harroun, eds.: Printing as a performing act, 1970. 1 box.
General

Author: Teiser, Ruth and Catherine Harroun, eds.

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustration printed in gilt; text printed in red and black; a bit soiled, else fine. Prospectus for a collection of interviews with printers conducted by the Regional Oral History Office at the Bancroft Library. Edition limited to 450 copies, designed and printed by Arlan Philpott.

Physical Description

1 box

39383. Dreyfus, John: William Caxton and his quincentenary, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Dreyfus, John

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, 12mo; text printed in red and black; fine. Prospectus for Typophile Chap Book 51, the text taken from an address delivered in November, 1975, at the Grolier Club. Edition limited to 1100 copies for Typophiles and Book Club members.

Physical Description

1 box

39381. Norris, Frank: Collected letters. Compiled and annotated by Jesse S. Crisler...with a preface by James D. Hart, 1986. 1 box.
General

Author: Norris, Frank

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4to; title page printed in red and black; mostly fine. Prospectus for this limited edition of 500 copies, printed in Berkeley by Wm. Henry Powers and Wesley B. Tanner. Provides 2 specimen pages.

Physical Description

1 box

39382. Jeffers, Una: A book of Gaelic airs for Una's melodeon, 1989. 1 box.
General

Author: Jeffers, Una

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, 4to; facsimile sheet music, illustrations; green line borders; fine. Prospectus edition of Jeffers's musical notebook printed in a limited edition of 500 copies by the Premier Printing Corporation from Ward Ritchie's design.

Physical Description

1 box

39359. Harte, Bret: San Francisco in 1866...Being letters to the Springfield Republican. Edited by George R. Stewart and Edwin S. Fussell, 1951. 1 box.
General

Author: Harte, Bret

San Francisco: Book Club of California.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; pictorial vignette, text printed in blue and black; a bit soiled, previous fold. Prospectus for this edition limited to 400 copies, designed and printed by the Grabhorn Press.

Physical Description

1 box

39539. Dickens, Charles: A full and faithful report of the memorable trial of Bardell against Pickwick. Extracted from The Pickwick Papers...with a prologue and epilogue by John F. Banker, 1974. 1 box.
General

Author: Dickens, Charles

Nevada City, California: Harold Berliner.

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; color illustrations; original white printed wrappers, fine. Specimen pages from this edition limited to 750 copies. Order form laid in.

Filed under B.

Physical Description

1 box

39194. Romtvedt, David: Moon. Poems, 1983. 1 box.
General

Author: Romtvedt, David

Saint Paul, MN: Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (222 mm.); fine. Prospectus for the author's first book-length poetry collection.

Physical Description

1 box

39380. Mathes, W. Michael: Mexico on stone. Lithography in Mexico, 1826-1900, 1984. 1 box.
General

Author: Mathes, W. Michael

San Francisco: Book Club of California

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 4to; specimen plate; text printed in green and black; fine. Prospectus for a work designed by Jonathan Clark and printed by him at the Artichoke Press, Mountain View, California. Order form laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

36666. The 1985 catalog of The Bieler Press, 1985. 1 box.
General

Minneapolis, Minnesota: The Bieler Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; catalog of upcoming titles from the press.

Physical Description

1 box

36745. Petty, G. Harvey: Alphabetum zanium, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Petty, G. Harvey

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into six-sided brochure; text in orange and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36710. Children's prayers to God, 1979. 1 box.
General

Skokie, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded twice, (81 mm. x 60 mm.); special keepsake for the friends of the press. Text in blue and black.

Physical Description

1 box

39198. Schmoller, Hans, Tanya Schmoller, Henry Morris: Chinese decorated papers. Chinoiserie for three, 1987. 1 box.
General

Author: Schmoller, Hans, Tanya Schmoller, Henry Morris

Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (278 mm.); text printed in red and black; previous fold, else fine. Prospectus for a title devoted to a collection of Chinese decorated paper purchased by the Schmollers from a friend in Surrey, England, in 1985. Finished piece to be quarter-bound in morocco by Barbara Blumenthal.

Physical Description

1 box

38156. Shakespeare, William: Shakespeare quarto facsimiles executed under the superintendence of F.J. Furnivall...by W. Griggs and Mr. Charles Praetorius..., 1900. 1 box.
General

Author: Shakespeare, William

London: B. Quaritch

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; toning and spotting along edges, mostly fine. Prospectus for a series of photo-lithographic facsimile editions of the Shakespeare quartos, including titles already published, in progress, in preparation. Integral order form.

Physical Description

1 box

36747. Holiday list, 1939. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

1 w/out insert

General

Chicago, Illinois: Black Cat Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; catalogue of titles availabe from the press' "Normandie House" imprint. Broadside prospectus for "A History of the Chicago Ladies' Garment Workers' Union" loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

39538. The Brown House announces a subscription series of three limited editions illustrated by Alexander King, 1930. 1 box.
General

New York: Brown House Press.

Scope and Contents

Folio, unpaginated; color illustrations throughout; original white pictorial wrappers (some soiling, stain on back), previous fold. Provides sperimen pages and plates from all three titles, Flaubert's "Salammbô," Henry Fielding's "Tom Jones," and Fyodor Dostoevsky's "The Brothers Karamazov". Order form and envelope laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39537. The Brown House' bulletin number one, 1930. 1 box.
General

New York: Brown House Press.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (319 mm.); previous fold, some wear from handling. The first (and only?) bulletin from the Press, featuring an article on the making of the limited edition of Flaubert's "Salammbô". This periodical not in OCLC.

Physical Description

1 box

36583. The Cuala Press, September 1911, 1911. 1 box.
General

Dublin, Ireland: The Cuala Press

Scope and Contents

16mo, unpaginated; small catalog, bound with red string, advertising the works availabe and out of print from the press. Includes prospectus for a piece in preparation, "Selections from the writings of Lord Dunsany".

Physical Description

1 box

36373. Wordsworth, William: A decade of years. Poems., 1911. 1 box.
General

Author: Wordsworth, William

London: The Doves Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus for the publications of November, 1911 from the Doves Press. Includes, along with the Wordsworth, "Catalgoue raisonné of Books Printed and Published at The Doves Press from its foundation in 1900 to June 1911"; back leaf provides binding information (paper, vellum, or bound). Text in red and black; discoloration, edges and corners worn.

Physical Description

1 box

36584. The Cuala Press, January 1913, 1913. 1 box.
General

Dublin, Ireland: The Cuala Press

Scope and Contents

16mo, unpaginated; catalog, bound in blue string, advertising works available and out of print from the press. Includes a piece in preparation, "New poems by William Butler Yeats". Pages uncut.

Physical Description

1 box

36452. Editions E. Droz, 13 Avenue Felix-Faure, Paris, XVe. 1925-1926, 1925. 1 box.
General

Paris: Editions E. Droz

Scope and Contents

4to, pp. 16; illustrated serial publication from the publishing house comprised of prospectuses for upcoming publications. Included here: "Documents Artistiques du Quinzieme Siecle"; A. Piaget and E.Droz's "Pierre de Nesson et ses Oeuvres"; "Documents Scientifiques du Quinzieme Siecle"; A.C. Klebs and E. Droz's "Remedes contre la Peste"; C. Dalbanne and E. Droz's "Documents Typographiques du Quinzieme Siecle"; and H. Expert's "Bibliographie Musicale de la France". Pages uncut.

Physical Description

1 box

36398. Fowler, H.W.: A dictionary of modern English usage, 1926. 1 box.
General

Author: Fowler, H.W.

Oxford: Clarendon Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; specimen pages (pp. 358, 416, 457-458); advertisement for Oxford Reference Books, including the Concise Oxford Dictionary, the Pocket Oxford Dictionary, the Concise Etymological Dictionary, and The King's English. Back page features The Pocket Oxford Dictionary of Current English.

Physical Description

1 box

36510. The Cresset Press limited. 11 Fitzroy Square, W.1. Autumn 1927, 1927. 1 box.
General

London: The Cresset Press

Scope and Contents

12mo; pp. 11; illustrated catalogue of upcoming titles from the press, including "Bacon: The essayes or counsels civill and morall of Francis Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, together with the coulers of good and evill"; "The Iliad of Homer, rendered into English by Maurice Hewlett" (small leaf reading "We are able to announce that, since this Catalogue was sent to press, Professor Lascelles Abercrombie has kindly consented to write an Introduction to Maurice Hewlett's Iliad" tipped in); "The Cresset Reprints of Early Books of Country Life"; "The Pleasures of Princes, or Good men's recreations by Gervase Markham, together with The experience angler by Colonel Robert Venables with a preface by Horace Hutchinson"; "The New Orchard and Garden & Country Housewife's Garden by Wililam Lawson with a preface by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde"; "The Chelsea Song-Book"; and "The History of the Yellow Book by Arthur Symons". Yellow printed wrappers (very lightly soiled), stamps in black ("Duplicate") and red ("R.J.G. Oct. 13 1927).

Physical Description

1 box

36577. McCord, David: Oxford nearly visited: A fantasy, 1929. 1 box.
General

Author: McCord, David

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Cygnet Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; illustrated prospectus for the press's third publication, printed at the Clarendon Press, "which has made of it a characteristically Oxford quarto booklet in the Fell type. There are two eighteenth century Oxford engravings, and initial letters, one of which, an M, showing the Magdalen tower, was designed for this publication." Also gives the two previous publications, "Vlta de Sancto Hieronymo" and "Dwiggins: A characterization" by Paul M. Hollister.

Physical Description

1 box

37046. Melville, Herman: The piazza tales...with drawings by Benj Greenstein, 1929. 1 box.
General

Author: Melville, Herman

New York: Elf Publishers

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 4; prospectus for this limited edition of 750 copies "printed in the new Granjon type on Charcoal paper, wioth side covers and end-papers of Strathmore Grandee Alphonso purple". One of Greenstein's plates bound in along with two sample pages and the table of contents. "Composition, presswork and binding by the Plimpton Press, Norwood, Mass."

Physical Description

1 box

36505. Modern publicity, 1930. 1 box.
General

New York: Continental Typefounders Association

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into six-sided brochure, 8vo; prospectus for Modern Publicity and the Commercial Art Annual (formerly known as "Posters and Publicity". Contents, subdivided by geography, are provided, as well as an order form on last flap. Text in red and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36552. Chrysler, Walter P.: Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. announces twelve books to be published by Cheshire House Inc. 1931-1932, 1931. 1 box.
General

Author: Chrysler, Walter P.

New York: Cheshire House

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; prospectus for the upcoming publications of the press, located in the Chrysler Building. "The paper has been specially made for these editions and was imported through the Japan Paper Company. The books will be bound by the Russell-Rutter Company." Books designed by Richard W. Ellis. Subscription order form loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36399. Little, William: The shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical examples. Prepared by...H.W. Fowler, J. Coulson. Revised and edited by C.T. Onions, 1932. 1 box.
General

Author: Little, William

Oxford: Clarendon Press

Scope and Contents

4to, unpaginated; prospectus for dictionary to be published January 1933, available in blue buckram and dark-blue half-morrocco. Also provides information on the origin, the editors and the special features of the dictionary; specimen pages (pp. 1434, 2470); a brief list of other Oxford reference books, and an order form.

Physical Description

1 box

39248. The dolphin. A review of fine printing, 1932. 1 box.
General

New York: Dolphin.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; green border and vignette; previous fold, mostly fine. An advanced announcement for the Limited Editions Club's annual publication on fine printing. "The Dolphin will be both a record and a survey: The record will consist of a series of articles written by internationally known typographers and bibliographers who will discuss the principles, treat on the technique, contribute to the history of the making of books. The survey will be made up of reviews, gathered from international sources, written by persons who possess discrimination and sound judgment." A list of projected contents (including Frederic W.Goudy's "The Desigining of a New Type," and Paul Koch's "The Making of Type: three articles on punch-cutting, matrices, casting") printed on back. Order form and envelope laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

36499. Colophon announcement 1932, 1932. 1 box.
General

New York: The Colophon

Scope and Contents

4to, unpaginated; printed in celebration of its third anniversary, this brochure includes a retrospectus, advertisement for remaining volumes of the quarterly, a book on the work of T.M. Cleland, and Selma Robinson's "City Child" with decorations by Rockwell Kent. TLS from Elmer Adler to Emerson Wullung, and order form with pre-addressed envelope, and a prospectus for the book on T.M. Cleland all loosely inserted. Printed decorative brown paper wrappers, slightly soiled.

Physical Description

1 box

36395. Murray, James A.H.: The Oxford English Dictionary. Being a corrected re-issue with an introduction, supplement, and bibliography of a new English dictionary on historical principles founded mainly on the materials collected by the Philological Society and edited by James A.H. Murray, Henry Bradley, W.A. Craigie, C.T. Onions., 1933. 1 box.
General

Author: Murray, James A.H.

Oxford: Clarendon Press

Scope and Contents

4to, unpaginated; samples pages (vol. VII, pp. 444 & 1166; Supplement, pp. 8, 156); reviews of the original edition, and information on the contents of the twelve volume (with Supplement) that will make up the re-issue. Text in blue and black, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36496. Three years & this year: A record of the Colophon adventure & an invitation to partake of its future, 1933. 1 box.
General

New York: The Colophon

Scope and Contents

12mo; pp. 29, illustrated; original pictorial blue wrappers with silver stamping, bound with white string; advertised as a "brochure...dedicated to subscribers as a mark of appreciation for support in this common adventure". Order form loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36498. The Colophon new series, 1935. 1 box.
General

New York: The Colophon

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; illustrations throughout; advertising a new series from the Colophon quarterly, in which the editors plan on broadening the content. A letter from the editors, an order form and a pre-addressed envelope all loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36806. Andrews, Irene D.: Owners of books: The dissipations of a collector, 1936. 1 box.
General

Author: Andrews, Irene D.

Washington: Bruin Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; prospectus of the first title printed by the press and limited to 500 copies; integral order form; "What critical readers say of Owners of Books" printed on back page.

Physical Description

1 box

36568. Cobden-Sanderson's spring books 1937, 1937. 1 box.
General

London: Cobden-Sanderson, T. J.

Scope and Contents

16mo, pp. 12; catalogue of upcoming titles from the press; pictorial blue wrappers, previous bookseller's stamp to front.

Physical Description

1 box

36420. Annual of book-making, 1937. 1 box.
General

New York: Colophon

Scope and Contents

4to, pp. [4]; prospectus titled "Not by Bread Alone" and includes an appendix describing The Colophon and a list of contributing organizations. Original blue pictorial wrappers.

Physical Description

1 box

37068. Cartier, Alfred: Bibliographie des éditions de Tournes, imprimeurs lyonnais. Mise en ordre avec une introduction et des appendices par Marius Audin et une notice biographique par E. Vial, 1937. 1 box.
General

Author: Cartier, Alfred

Paris: Editions des Bibliothèques Nationales de France

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus for this two-volume bibliography; previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36558. Slade, Bertha Coolidge: Maria Edgeworth: 1767-1849. A bibliographical tribute, 1937. 1 box.
General

Author: Slade, Bertha Coolidge

London: Richard Clay and Sons

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; prospectus provides a short biography of Maria Edgeworth, a list of the plates (p. xi in the work proper), specimen pages (51-53), and a list of publications from Constable and Company, for whom this bibliography was printed.

Physical Description

1 box

36591. Colt Press first anniversary 1939, 1939. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: Colt Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; illustrated catalog of titles, both in and out of print, from the press's first year. Yellow printed wrappers.

Physical Description

1 box

36594. Stewart, George R.: Take your Bible in one hand. The life of William Henry Thomes, author of a whaleman's adventures on land and sea, Lewey and I, the Bushrangers, a gold hunter's adventures, etc., 1939. 1 box.
General

Author: Stewart, George R.

San Francisco: The Colt Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; illustrated prospectus for an edition of 750 copies. Order form loosely inserted, integral address and postage to the Henry E. Huntington Library & Art Gallery, San Marino, Calif. Previous folds, text in red and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36589. Hall, Carroll Douglas: The Terry-Broderick Duel, 1939. 1 box.
General

Author: Hall, Carroll Douglas

San Francisco, California: The Colt Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for an account of "the last duel of any consequence in the West". "Designed by Jane Grabhorn and printed on all-rag paper, it will have seven wood-engravings by Mallette Dean, will be limited to 750 copies..." Previous folds, integral address and postage to Edwin F. May of the Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.

Physical Description

1 box

36588. Christmas 1939 from the Colt Press San Francisco, 1939. 1 box.
General

San Francisco: The Colt Press

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into six-sided brochure, 12mo; prospectus for three upcoming titles from the press, "The Epicure in China"; "Kamehameha"; and "Take Your Bible in One Hand" by George Stewart. Intergral address and postage to Emerson G. Wulling.

Physical Description

1 box

36449. Hornby, C.H. St. J.: The Ashendene Press. C.H. St. J. Hornby's foreward to his descriptive bibliography with a note on the press by Will Ransom and a check list of its books, 1939. 1 box.
General

Author: Hornby, C.H. St. J.

Meriden, Conn.: The Domesday Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; advanced announcement with a sample page (4) of the finished work and details of production. Edition not to exceed 350 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36578. Lincoln, Abraham: The works of Abraham Lincoln. Inclusive edition of his letters, addresses, and state papers. Introduction and notes by Rufus Rockwell Wilson. Illustrated from photographs, portraits, and contemporary prints, 1941. 1 box.
General

Author: Lincoln, Abraham

Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 8; prospectus includes specimens pages 3-5; order form printed on the bottom half of p. 8.

Physical Description

1 box

36555. Jordan, Edward S.: The inside story of Adam and Eve, 1946. 1 box.
General

Author: Jordan, Edward S.

Utica, N.Y.: Howard Coggeshall

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; prospectus "To the friends of Adam & Eve: An autographed, numbered Library Edition...and a Standard Edition". Provides history of the book, three reduced specimen pages (7-9), and press reviews. Previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36465. Don Santiago Kirker: Reprinted from the Santa Fe Republican November 20, 1847, 1948. 1 box.
General

Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop

Scope and Contents

Two stapled leaves, 12mo; prospectus for a piece on Kirker, "one of the most colorful of the early mountain men". Sample page (2) on verso of second leaf. 200 copies printed. Text in red and black, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

42469. Rogers, Bruce: The Bruce Rogers world Bible, 1949. 1 box.
General

Author: Rogers, Bruce

New York: Philip C. Duschnes.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; printed on pale grey paper; fine. Announcement for a new folio Bible designed by Rogers, "comparable to the Oxford Lectern Bible of 1935," "for presentation to churches and schools in memory of those who have lost their lives in the Second World War". Edition to be limited to 975 copies printed by A. Colish. Integral order form printed on back panel; envelope laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

39408. A list of the published writings of Percy Simpson, 1950. 1 box.
General

Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; previous fold, some toning, else fine. Prospectus for a title to be published in celebration of Simpson's 85th birthday. Integral order forms.

Physical Description

1 box

36569. Selected list of titles, 1950. 1 box.
General

London: Collector's Book Club

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; list of titles from the press, including order form on p. [3]; illustrated Broadside on the club and TLS to Emerson Wulling from Allan Bourne Webb, co-director of the Collector Book Club both loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

42465. The book of Kells, 1950. 1 box.
General

New York: Philip C. Duschnes.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; ornamental illustrations; fine. Invitation to subscribe to a facsimile edition of the illuminated manuscript "published with the authority of the board of Trinity College, Dublin and with the co-operation of the Swiss National Library by Urs Graf-Verlag, Berne". The finished piece will also include an introduction by E.H. Alton of Trinity College and an essay, in English and French, by Peter Meyer at the University of Zurich. A brief excerpt from Meyer's essay on "The Ornamental Style of the Book of Kells" printed on back panel. Order form and envelope addressed to the United States distributor Duschnes laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

36495. New Colophon, 1950. 1 box.
General

New York: The Colophon

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (228 mm.); prospectus announcing that Volume III of this book collector's annual "will be a book". Printed on yellow paper.

Physical Description

1 box

36618. Oldham, J. Basil: English blind-stamped bindings, 1952. 1 box.
General

Author: Oldham, J. Basil

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus for an edition limited to 750 copies; specimen page (39); integral order form to back page. Type-written announcement of the publication loosely inserted. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36489. Bury, Adrian: Syon House...with ten original copper-plate engravings by John Buckland Wright and an appreciation of the engraver's work by Henry Rushbury, 1955. 1 box.
General

Author: Bury, Adrian

London: The Dropmore Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, large 8vo, reduce reproduction of Wright's original engraving of "Syon House: The Ante Room" pasted in; prospectus for a edition limited to only 175 numbered copies. "The entire edition printed on Cream Wove Hand-made paper and bound in Full Black Niger Morocco, Gilt Top, lettered on the spine in gold, the Duke of Northumberland's Coat of Arms in gold on front and back covers. 41 pages of text printed on Monotype 14-pt. Baskerville." Order form loosely inserted. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36506. Abbe, Elfriede: Seven Irish tales, 1957. 1 box.
General

Author: Abbe, Elfriede

Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo, illustrated; announcement of the 7th limited edition by Elfriend Abbe, which includes stories by Thomas Crofton Croker, Patrick Kennedy, and Letitia Maclintock. Edition limited to 275 editions. Back page gives the list of four of the previous limited editions illustrated by Abbe. Printed on green paper.

Physical Description

1 box

39645. Mezey, Robert: White blossoms, 1961. 1 box.
General

Author: Mezey, Robert

West Branch, Iowa: Cummington Press.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; previous fold, else fine. Prospectus for the winner of the Lamont Poetry Selection of 1960; provides 2 specimen page and a list of 3 other titles available from the Press.

Physical Description

1 box

36484. The Dolmen Press stock list 1961, 1961. 1 box.
General

Dublin, Ireland: Dolmen Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; advertising all current publications from the press. Text in red and black. Previous fold, faint stain to left-hand margin of back page.

Physical Description

1 box

36302. Rich, Virtulon: Western life in the stirrups. A sketch of a journey to the West in the spring and summer of 1832 by...edited with an introduction by Dwight L. Smith., 1965. 1 box.
General

Author: Rich, Virtulon

Chicago: The Caxton Club

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 12mo; provides a brief, somewhat uninspiring biography of the author, "an insignificant figure in the history of nineteenth-century America--a minor politician, a moderately successful lawyer, a pillar of his church". Publicized as"Discovered and printed for the first time". "This limited edition, designed by Greer Allen, was printed in the Printing Department of The University of Chicago."

Physical Description

1 box

36585. Williams, Alexander: Social history of the Club of Odd Volumes, 1969. 1 box.
General

Author: Williams, Alexander

Boston: Club of Odd Volumes

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 8vo (199 mm.); announcement of the publication of Williams' Social history, "lavishly produced and severely limited edition...an anachronism in present-day publishing". Text in red.

Physical Description

1 box

36580. Barker, Nicolas: Stanley Morison, 1889-1967. A radio portrait compiled by Nicolas Barker & Douglas Cleverdon from recollections by T.F. Burns, John Carter, Arthur Crook, Brooke Crutchley, Francis Meynell, Graham Pollard, Janet & Reynolds Stone, Beatrice Warde, 1969. 1 box.
General

Author: Barker, Nicolas

Ipswich: W.S. Cowell Ltd.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet, folded twice, 8vo, uncut; prospectus for the publication of an original BBC broadcast of the above mentioned contributors in conversation about Stanley Morison. Two sample pages provided. Order form at bottom of the last page has been removed. The last line before the book description is given, "Bertram Reta Ltd are the sole distributors on behalf of the publishers" has been crossed out.

Physical Description

1 box

36523. A list of limited editions in print at The Cummington Press. West Branch, Iowa 52358. Summer 1970, 1970. 1 box.
General

West Branch: The Cummington Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus lists ten upcoming titles from the press.

Physical Description

1 box

39280. Crow, Elmay: Speck the brownie, 1971. 1 box.
General

Author: Crow, Elmay

Victoria, British Columbia: Crow Publishing.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio (277 mm.); color illustrations; a bit creased, else fine. Prospectus for this "home-workshop produced manuscript series of children's storybooks". Order form printed on verso. With a photocopied ALs on press letterhead by Del Crow and a review from the Vancouver Sun, July 4, 1969.

Physical Description

1 box

40767. Goldsmith, V.F.: A short title catalogue of French books 1601-1700 in the library of the British Museum, 1973. 1 box.
General

Author: Goldsmith, V.F.

Folkestone: Dawsons of Pall Mall.

Scope and Contents

Folio, pp. viii; self wrappers, mostly fine. Prospectus provides table of contents and the introductory chapter on definitions. Typescript invoice on Dawsons letterhead laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

37053. The books of the Eakins Press. An anthology & a catalogue, 1974. 1 box.
General

New York: Eakins Press

Scope and Contents

16mo, unpaginated; illustrated catalogue of works available from the press, by authors such as Walt Whitman, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, E.M. Forster, Paul Valéry, and Hans Christian Anderson. Order form loosely inserted.

Physical Description

1 box

36572. Bewick, Thomas: A frail memorial, 1975. 1 box.
General

Author: Bewick, Thomas

Chicago: Cherryburn Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus for a work of selections of Bewick's engravings and writings on the subject of monuments. Limited to one hundred numbered copies and ten press copies, "printed in monotype Baskerville in black on a callendered Japanese paper. The binding, by Kner & Anthony."

Physical Description

1 box

37055. Eakins books price list 1975-1976, 1975. 1 box.
General

New York: Eakins Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 16mo; illustrated price list with integral order form; advertisement for "The American Monument, photographs by Lee Friedlander" printed to back page.

Physical Description

1 box

36567. Shelley, Percy Bysshe: Ode to the west wind with two other poems, 1976. 1 box.
General

Author: Shelley, Percy Bysshe

Banffshire, Scotland: The Celnius Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; prospectus provides information on the press, owned by Derek Riley, professional woodcarver and sculptor, and this piece, the first publication from the press. Limited to 120 copies. Order form loosely inserted. Text in maroon and black, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36477. Dolmen Press books 1977. With a complete list of titles in print, 1977. 1 box.
General

Dublin, Ireland: Dolmen Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 31; press directory on front endpaper, general index on back endpaper; illustrated catalogue for upcoming titles from the press, including two additions to the Dolmen Editions series, Desmond O'Grady's "The Gododdin" and J.M. Synge's "Riders to the Sea". Also provides stock list and title index. Pictorial paper wrappers.

Physical Description

1 box

36486. Holinshed, Raphael: Holinshed's Irish chronicle: The historie of Irelande from the first inhabitation thereof, vnto the yeare 1509. College by Raphael Holinshed, & continued till the yeare 1547 by Richarde Stanyhurst. 1577. With the cancels restored and the woodcut illustrations of the first edition, 1977. 1 box.
General

Author: Holinshed, Raphael

Dublin, Ireland: Dolmen Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; illustrated prospectus for the Dolmen Edition of the Irish Chronicle, "designed by Liam Miller...planned in Imperial Octavo...The book, set in Pilgrim type, will be printed on fine paper in an edition limited to 750 copies." Includes specimen pages 16 and 183 from the finished work. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36478. Miller, Liam: The noble drama of W.B. Yeats, 1977. 1 box.
General

Author: Miller, Liam

Dublin, Ireland: Dolmen Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo, illustrated; prospectus for a work (No. XIII) from the New Yeats Papers series with a list of the book's contents. Text in red and black.

Physical Description

1 box

37047. Dilke, O.A.W.: Roman books and their impact, 1977. 1 box.
General

Author: Dilke, O.A.W.

Leeds, England: Elmete Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, small 8vo; prospectus for a title from the press's series "Books about Books"; "The paper is mould-made and the typeface is Perpetua. This is a fine edition limited to 465 numbered copies of which 40 copies are full-bound in purple calf blocked in real gold". Integral order form; lists of forthcoming publications and previous publications printed on back page.

Physical Description

1 box

36454. Notice, 1977. 1 box.
General

Kalamazoo, Michigan: Private Press & Typofoundry of Paul Hayden Duensing

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (279 mm.); announcing the renewed availability of founts of the 16th century (here demonstrated). Printed on brown handmade paper in red and black ink.

Physical Description

1 box

36792. Burning Deck catalog 1978-1979, 1978. 1 box.
General

Providence, R.I.: Burning Deck

Scope and Contents

Oblong 16mo (102 mm. x 138 mm.), pp. 32; illustrated catalogue from the press; list of out of print titles and a prospectus for Dorothy Donnelly's Kudzu, the last publication of the late Peter Kaplan's Pouboire Press, both loosely inserted. Catalog addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press, La Crosse, WI, return address of the press' distributor, Anyart, Providence, R.I. Two small holes from previous staple.

Physical Description

1 box

36476. Dolmen Press books 1978, 1978. 1 box.
General

Dublin, Ireland: Dolmen Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 23; catalogue for upcoming titles from the press, including the newest addtion to the Dolmen Editions series, "Holinshed's Irish Chronicle 1577"; retrospectus, pp. 22-23. Pictorial paper wrappers.

Physical Description

1 box

36795. Burning Deck checklist & order form. New titles in 1979, 1979. 1 box.
General

Providence, RI: Burning Deck

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio; provides list of new titles as well as all titles in print; integral order form; addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press, La Crosse, WI. Previous owner (presumably Wulling) has checked off some of these titles.

Physical Description

1 box

36472. Dolmen Press Books 1979, 1979. 1 box.
General

Dublin, Ireland: Dolmen Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 22; illustrated catalogue of upcoming titles from the press, including works for the series Dolmen editions, "limited editions of writing of Irish interest," here, Austin Clarke's "The Frenzy of Sweeny: A lyrical play in three acts"; pp. 21-[23] retrospectus. Pictorial wrappers.

Physical Description

1 box

36483. Dolmen Press books 1979 stock list and order form, 1979. 1 box.
General

Dublin, Ireland: Dolmen Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; provides order form for Dolmen's Irish Bookhandling distributors and a list of new titles announced in the 1979 catalogue as well as all titles in print as of June 30, 1979. Green paper, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36481. Classified list of titles in print at 30 June 1979, 1979. 1 box.
General

Dublin, Ireland: Dolmen Press

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (294 mm.); list, subdivided by subject, of all Dolmen titles in print. Green paper, previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36794. Burning Deck, new titles winter 1981/82, 1981. 1 box.
General

Providence, R.I.: Burning Deck

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into six-sided brochure, 8vo; catalog provides list of upcoming titles as well as an integral order form. Catalog addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press, La Crosse, WI.

Physical Description

1 box

39672. Fall, 1981, 1981. 1 box.
General

Iowa City: Corycian Press.

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into 8-sided pamphlet, 16mo; printed in red and black; fine. Provides list of new and available titles, as well as terms for bookstores, individuals, and standing orders. With original envelope.

Physical Description

1 box

36797. Burning Deck books 1983, 1983. 1 box.
General

Providence, RI: Burning Deck

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; catalog includes list of new titles, chapbooks, and backlist; integral order form on back; catalog addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press, La Crosse, WI. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36453. Easton, Phoebe Jane: Marbling: A history and bibliography, 1983. 1 box.
General

Author: Easton, Phoebe Jane

Los Angeles, California: Dawson's Book Shop

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; announcement for "a significant contribution to the study of the arts of the book...Photoset and handset in Bembo types to the design of Joseph Simon and Lillian Marks. In addition there are four marbled samples. Bound in full cloth imported from Holland, with a sample of marbling by Norma Rubovits inset on the front cover. The edition consists of 850 copies." Table of contents also provided here.

Physical Description

1 box

36537. Coffee House Press fall 1984, 1984. 1 box.
General

West Branch, Iowa: Coffee House Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; illustrations throughout; prospectuses for upcoming works from the press as well as the list of titles from the Morning Coffee Chapbook Series and press terms. Orange printed wrappers. Addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press, LaCrosse, WI.

Physical Description

1 box

39652. Economou, George: Voluntaries. Poems, 1984. 1 box.
General

Author: Economou, George

Iowa City: Corycian Press.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 16mo; printed on grey paper, fine. Postcard prospectus advertising this poetry collection limited to 150 copies.

Physical Description

1 box

36793. Burning Deck books 1985-86, 1985. 1 box.
General

Providence, R.I.: Burning Deck

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; catalog provides list of upcoming titles from the press, chapbooks, and a backlist. Addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press, La Crosse, WI. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36571. Barker, Nicolas: Aldus Manutius and the development of Greek script & type in the fifteenth century...with original leaves from the first Aldine editions of Aristotle, 1497; Crastonus' Dictionarium Graecum, 1497; Euripides, 1503; and the Septuagin, 1518, 1985. 1 box.
General

Author: Barker, Nicolas

Sandy Hook, Connecticut: Chiswick Book Shop Inc.

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus includes the table work proper's table of content; a reproduction of a facsimile from Aristotle Vol. IV. Theophrasti di historia plantarum...1497; and a note on the legacy of Aldus. "200 copies printed...Smythsewn...Brillianta dark red cloth, matching case. Designed by Stephen Harvard. Printed and bound at the Meriden-Stinehour Press." Previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36527. Coffee House Press, spring 1985, 1985. 1 box.
General

West Branch, Iowa: Coffee House Press

Scope and Contents

Single sheet folded into eight-sided brochure, 8vo; illustrated prospectus of upcoming and newly published works from the press. Sales information on back flap.

Physical Description

1 box

36536. Coffee House Press 1986, 1986. 1 box.
General

Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; illustrations throughout; prospectuses for upcoming titles as well as a list of the titles from the Morning Coffee Chapbook Series and press terms. Price list/order form and pre-addressed envelope loosely inserted. Printed wrappers, two small holes from previous staple not affecting text. Catalog addressed to Emerson Wulling of the Sumac Press, LaCrosse, WI.

Physical Description

1 box

36564. Hinrichs, Kit: Stars & Stripes, 1987. 1 box.
General

Author: Hinrichs, Kit

San Francisco, California: Chronicle Books

Scope and Contents

Broadside, folio; illustrated prospectus for a collection of interpretations of the "Stars and Stripes" by almost a hundred illustrators and graphic artists for the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. Order form at bottom of Broadside. Previous folds. With a letter to the members of the American Institute of Graphic Arts from the director of special sales at Chronicle Books, offering a special discount for the work.

Physical Description

1 box

36535. Coffee House Press 1987 fall catalog, 1987. 1 box.
General

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Coffee House Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; author photos throughout; prospectuses for upcoming, recent, and backlisted titles. Also provides list of titles from the Morning Coffee Chapbook Series. Press information printed on back endpage. Blue printed wrappers with text in pink, two small holes from previous staple not affecting text. Pre-addressed envelope, price list, invoice (for the Coffee House Broadside and Helen Adam's chapbook "Bells of Dis"), and coupon all loosely inserted. Invoice and catalog addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press, LaCrosse, WI.

Physical Description

1 box

36534. Coffee House Press 1987 spring catalog, 1987. 1 box.
General

Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; illustrations throughout; prospectuses for upcoming and recent publications from the press, as well as advertising for the Coffee House Press tote bag. Press information printed on back endpaper. Pink and brown marble paper wrappers. Addressed to Emerson Wulling of the Sumac Press, LaCrosse, WI.

Physical Description

1 box

36586. Elkin, Stanley: The coffee room. Wood engravings by Michael McCurdy, 1987. 1 box.
General

Author: Elkin, Stanley

Louisville: Contre Coup Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 8vo; illustrated prospectus of the publication of a radio play commissioned by National Public Radio in 1979 for the series "Earplay". "The text was set by hand in Van Dijck type and printed on Frankfurt Cream paper. LEttering from titles were executed by Steve Skaggs. The printed sheets were sewn by hand onto tapes and bound by the Campbell-Logan Bindery in cloth-backed boards covered in paste-paper made especially for this edition by Carol Blinn. There were 95 copies printed, all of which were signed by Stanley Elkin and Michael McCurdy." Text in brown and black.

Physical Description

1 box

36796. Burning Deck books 1988, 1988. 1 box.
General

Providence, RI: Burning Deck

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; catalogue lists upcoming titles, chapbooks, and backlist; catalogue addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press, La Crosse, WI. Previous folds.

Physical Description

1 box

36533. Coffee House Press 1988 fall catalog, 1988. 1 box.
General

Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated, illustrated; includes prospectuses for upcoming, recent, and backlisted titles from the press. Order form and pre-addressed envelope loosely inserted. Purple and orange paper wrappers, two small holes from previous staple not affecting text. Addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press, LaCrosse, WI.

Physical Description

1 box

36531. Coffee House Press 1988 spring catalog, 1988. 1 box.
General

Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; illustrations throughout; includes upcoming, recent, and backlisted titles from the press. Terms and press information also given. Green pictorial wrappers, two small holdes from previous staple not affecting text. Addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press, LaCrosse, WI.

Physical Description

1 box

36565. Beckett, Samuel: Stirrings still, 1989. 1 box.
General

Author: Beckett, Samuel

New York: Calder and Rossett

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to; illustrated prospectus for "Beckett's new book," illustrated with "original two-color image of Beckett's head, six full-page plates, and illustrations in the text by Louis Le Brocquy". Edition limited to 200 copies, signed by Beckett and Le Brocquy.

Physical Description

1 box

36530. Coffee House Press 1989 fall catalog, 1989. 1 box.
General

Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, pp. 21; catalog includes upcoming publications and a backlog of previous works from the press; p. [22] order form, pre-addressed envelope loosely inserted. Purple pictorial wrappers, two small holes from previous staple not affecting text. Addressed to Emerson G. and Jean C. Wulling of the Sumac Press, LaCrosse, WI.

Physical Description

1 box

36532. Coffee House Press 1989 spring catalog, 1989. 1 box.
General

Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press

Scope and Contents

8vo, unpaginated; includes prospectuses for upcoming, recent, and backlisted titles from the press. Press information printed on front endpage; terms printed on back endpage. Order form and pre-addressed envelope loosely inserted. Blue pictorial wrappers, two small holes from previous staple not affecting text. Addressed to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press, LaCrosse, WI.

Physical Description

1 box

36642. Hutner, Martin: The making of the Book of Common Prayer of 1928...Accompanied by an original leaf printed on vellum at the Merrymount Press, 1990. 1 box.
General

Author: Hutner, Martin

Southbury, Connecticut: Chiswick Book Shop

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus for one of the three finalists for the Felice Feliciano Competition as an outstanding example of book design and production. Provides the table of contents (p. v of finished book) and a specimen page (5). Edition limited to 285 copies. "Printed letterpress with twenty-four illustrations printed offset in two colors at A. Colish, Inc." Order form printed on pre-addressed envelope loosely inserted. Text in red and black, previous fold.

Physical Description

1 box

36539. Kinsella, W.P.: The first & last annual six towns area old timers' baseball game, 1991. 1 box.
General

Author: Kinsella, W.P.

Minneapolis: Coffee House Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; one of the five multicolor wood engraving done by Gaylord Schanilec for the piece printed on front cover; prospectus for Kinsella's work, one of the Espresso Editions from the press. "Cast in Walbaum type with P.T. Barnum and Vaudeville display at M & H Type. Printed on 100% rat Rives Heavyweight paper, mouldmade in France at the Arjomari mill. Designed by Allan Kornblum and printed by Jill MacKenzie and Julia Druskin at Coffee House Press on a Vandercook 219 proof press. The pages are quarter bound with a leather spine of Jill Jevne.

Physical Description

1 box

36538. Edson, Russell: Tick-tock: Short stories, 1991. 1 box.
General

Author: Edson, Russell

Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, 4to; two-color woodcut on front cover by the author. "The stories are handset in Romulus type with Albertus display and printed on 100% rag Lana Laid paper from France. The cover is rippling red handmade Mexican bark paper, produced by the Otomi Indians in Mexico using the oldest papermaking technology in the Western Hemisphere." This work is the first of the press's Demitasse series, which "presents never before published writing by preeminent contemporary poets and prose writers" as well as part of the Espresso Editions of "stories by established writers, published in large format, deluxe limited editions with innovative designs." Prospectus also provides information on letterpress printing. Two order forms loosely inserted, text in red and black.

Physical Description

1 box

39671. Levis, Larry: Sensationalism. Poems...Drawings by Dellas Henke, 1992. 1 box.
General

Author: Levis, Larry

Iowa City: Corycian Press.

Scope and Contents

Broadside, oblong 16mo (89 x 140 mm.); fine. Postcard prospectus for a signed edition of 150 copies by a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship.

Physical Description

1 box

37735. L'argus du livre de collection...10e édition, 1992. 1 box.
General

Paris: Editions du cercle de la librairie

Scope and Contents

Broadside, 4to (296 mm.); illustrated prospectus for this reference work, described as a "bible des incunables et précieux érits, des éditions rares et anciennes"; integral order form.

Physical Description

1 box

39193. Annual register of book values. Booktrade information at its best, 1993. 1 box.
General

York: Clique

Scope and Contents

32mo, pp. 61; illustrations and specimen pages throughout; original red pictorial boards (a bit soiled); else fine. Order form bound in back.

Physical Description

1 box

37570. Dante: Dante's Inferno. Translations by twenty contemporary poets. Frontispiece by Francesco Clemente. Introduction by James Merrill. Edited by Daniel Halpern...Afterword by Giuseppe Mazzotta, 1993. 1 box.
General

Author: Dante

Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press

Scope and Contents

Bifolium, folio; prospectus for this edition of Inferno, translators including Seamus Heaney, Mark Strand, W.S. Merwin, and C.K. Williams. Excerpt of the introduction and specimen page provided. Designed by Peter A. Anderson and printed letterpress by Michael and Winifred Bixler; bound by Claudia Cohen; edition limited to 125 numbered copies.

Physical Description

1 box

37650. Catalogue 1993 and 1994, 1993. 1 box.
General

Vineburg, California: Engdahl Typography

Scope and Contents

12mo, pp. 12; original pictorial purple wrappers; illustrated catalogue of titles from the press, including Raymond Carver's "Carnations" and "Three Stories"; Tobias Wolff's "The Liar"; M.F.K. Fisher's "Answer in the Affirmative & The Oldest Man"; Jack London's "To Build a Fire & The Mexican"; and a Broadside of a portion of Ezra Pound's "Canto LXXXI". A current list and the list of Red Cat Typographic Pamphlets laid in.

Physical Description

1 box

37653. Wells, H.G.: The time machine. Illustrated by Nick Gregoric, 1993. 1 box