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ELIZABETHAN MADRIGAL VERSE: a set of six Madrigale verses chosen out of divers Authors and presented in a style similar to the time in whyche they were sung, cum priviligio, 1972, Bradley, Bruce & Carol
1 Bradley, Bruce & Carol ELIZABETHAN MADRIGAL VERSE: a set of six Madrigale verses chosen out of divers Authors and presented in a style similar to the time in whyche they were sung, cum priviligio, 1972
San Francisco Bird in Hand Press 1972 Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Verse by Thomas Morley, Thomas Ford and Orlando Gibbons. Beige card covers, cover illustration, two other full page illustrations, printed on oatmeal paper. Unpaginated, [15] pages, colophon. 250 copies of this book Were printed at The Sign of Bird in Hand...completed July, 1972. ; 4-3/4" x 6"; Fine but for the slightest of edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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GAUCHOS OF THE PAMPAS AND THEIR HORSES, Hudson, W. H. and R. B. Cunninghame Graham
2 Hudson, W. H. and R. B. Cunninghame Graham GAUCHOS OF THE PAMPAS AND THEIR HORSES
Hanover, N. H. Westholm Publications 1963 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Four stories -- two by W. H. Hudson and two by R. B. Cunninghame Graham -- selected by J. Frank Dobie who has written a long and magnificent forward for them. Light green decorated paper boards,, green cloth spine lettered in foil, brown endpapers, paper watermarked Bibliophile Society and Made in Holland. Printed at The Prairie Press in Iowa City in an edition limited to four hundred copies. Oatmeal dust jacket lettered in red.; 6-1/2" x 9"; 86 pp; Book bumped at lower right and lightly bumped at upper right, solid hinges, pages clean and unmarked. Jacket edgeworn with closed tears and lacking a small piece from rear panel, price clipped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Barre, Massachusetts Imprint Society 1971 0-87636-015-0 / 9780876360156 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
An attractive set. Marbled paper boards, blue cloth spines, cream spine labels lettered in black, many illustrations including fold-outs. Slipcase made from matching marbled paper over matching blue cloth. One from an edition of 1950 copies, signed by Rudolf van Lier on colophon page of second volume. Heavy books, USPS Media Mail as expected, others extra.; 8" x 10-1/2"; 222+[223]-480 pp; Faint spotting to spine and right page edge of Volume I, otherwise fine. Small nick on spine label of Volume II else fine. Slipcase lightly worn with faint spots on to cloth on top. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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4 James, Judge William F. SAINT PATRICK OF ENGLAND
San Francisco The Grabhorn Press 1955 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
A public letter to Mr. Thomas Kilmartin, the Coroner of Santa Clara County [in California] making the case that Saint Patrick was not born in Scotland. Green cloth boards, beige cloth spine lettered in red, untrimmed right and bottom page edges, text letterpress-printed on handmade paper, title page and page numbers in red, letter starts with illustrated cut (initials HMD). Original unprinted plain brown dust wrapper. One from an edition of 200 copies, with the copy number spelled on limitation page and signature of author at end of letter - both in red pencil. ; 9" x 13"; 25 pp; The author was a Santa Clara County judge; an archive of his papers is held at Stanford University. ; Signed by Author; Binding a bit cocked, otherwise little wear. Dust jacket with wear at spine including a small lacking piece at top. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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STOCKTONIANA: An Essay / Prefatory Note /  The Lady, or the Tiger?, Pforzheimer, Walter L. / William Lyon Phelps / Frank R. Stockton
5 Pforzheimer, Walter L. / William Lyon Phelps / Frank R. Stockton STOCKTONIANA: An Essay / Prefatory Note / The Lady, or the Tiger?
Purchase Privately Printed 1936 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cloth over boards, tan cloth spine with pastedown paper spine label, portrait of Stockton, drawings accompany the last part. One of 145 copies produced for the author by the Pynson Printers, New York. Three items are laid in: A seasons greetings card for 1936 bearing the full signature of author Pforzheimer, an errata slip, and STOCKTONIANA Number Two. The latter item is a single folded sheet having four printed leaves and discussing Stockton's wood engravings. ; 6-1/2" 10"; 42 pp; Spine and spine label toned, wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, two spots to portrait edges that have beld to adjacent leaves, a few additional fingerprints, no writing. Spots of faint soiling to laid in items. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE SERIES (Complete Set of Six Volumes, in Slipcase)
New York City Printed for William R. Scott, Publisher, by the Powgen Press 1936 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Six slender abridged reprints of classic works as designed by Ted Gensamer, each in a different colored cloth with dust jacket printed during different months of 1936 at the Powgen Press in NYC. Included in the set are: 1) A Descent into the Maelstrom by Edgar Allan Poe with illustrations by Charles E. McCurdy (March), 2) Life Without Principle by Henry David Thoreau with four illustrations by Susanne Suba (April), 3) Legends of the Province House by Nathaniel Hawthorne with illustrations by Jean Lamont (June), 4) Compensation by Ralph Waldo Emerson with designs by C. Barney Moore (July), 5) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving with drawings by Mary Dana (August), 6) Part one of the first edition of Leaves of Grass as published for Walt Whitman in 1855 and which is now called Song of Myself with decorations by Jos. A. Low (September). The six books all fit into a protective folded card wrapper which in turn fits into a matching slipcase; both are labeled with the series title. ; 5" x 7"; Books with no wear of note. The jacket of "Descent" has a small loss at the hinge bottom, the jacket for "Leaves" has a small hole at the right side on the front panel. Other jackets slightly edgeworn. The outer wrapper lightly rubbed with faint creasing on the back. The slipcase just has some tiny areas with nicks along the edge. In all, a nicely preserved set. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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7 Lewis, Oscar The First 75 Years: The Story of the Book Club of California, 1912-1987
San Francisco Book Club of California 1987 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Orange paper boards, green cloth spine, gilt titling front and spine, orange endpapers, illustrated. One of 1,200 copies printed at the Arion Press. BCC compliments slip laid in. ; 6.5 x 9.5"; 54 pp; Boards have light soiling else fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1986 0-8109-5361-7 / 9780810953611 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Collector's Edition. Bound in full blue leather with embossed impression of the Statue on front cover, gilt lettering front, blue endpapers, all edges gilt, blue silk bookmark, beautifully illustrated with color photography. Published in 1986 by Harry N. Abrams for The Easton Press. American Bank Note reproduction of circa 1883 engraving rendering The Statue of Liberty laid-in.; 9" x 12-1/4"; 96 pp; As if new, without flaws or wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Way of the World, Congreve, William
9 Congreve, William The Way of the World
London The Haymarket Press 1928 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
An unexpurgated Edition, including an original signed Etching by A. R. Middleton Todd, A.R.E., and a Foreword by Malcom C. Salaman. Patterned purple velour cloth boards with lettering in gilt, purple cloth spine with gilt lettering. Number 199 from an edition of 875 copies. Pages are unopened. ; 7-3/4" x 10-1/4"; xxi, 79 pp; Covers with corner wear, spine rubbed with gilt rubbed away, 3 spots of tape residue to front free endpaper, 1 spot to rear endpaper, bookseller label of Zeitlin Books of Los Angeles with their $4.00 price. Two related clippings laid in. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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