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A THEATRICAL TRIP FOR A WAGER ! Through Canada and the United States ...
Vancouver: Alcuin Society, 1966. The title page continues "Oherwise known as 'Morton Price' - Comprising a narrative of the unique adventures of an English Officer and Amateur Thespian in uncivilized lands: including his Travels, Tribulations, and Several Encounters, as originally published in 1861. This edition is illustrated by the line drawings of Sam Black, and is Introduced by Robertson Davies." First published London, 1861, this edition adds the four page Robertson Davies Introduction. Red cloth spine gilt lettered and beige illustrated boards, fore edges rough trimmed. pp (285). Edition of 500 copies, this is # 113, signed by the printers, the binder, and the illustrator. Spine a bit sunned with gilt lettering dulled and lightly rubbed, else a VG clean and unworn copy, lacking the slipcase. 1.2 kg parcel
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 51691More details Price: USD $29.95 USD $26.96
A TOWER IN ITALY. A Legend. Being a Romantic Play in One Act.
Edition: First printing
Toronto: Basilike, 1976. (32) pp, octavo, card covers. Covers have some faint dust soiling; small soft crease to spine ends and outer corners, else fine. Published March, 1976, in an edition of 175 copies printed by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 49359More details Price: USD $24.95 USD $22.46
ADULTS ALPHABETS: examples of English press alphabet books from the last hundred years with an alphabetical description, copious illustrations and a checklist of press alphabet books
Edition: First edition.
Hanborough, Oxford, England: Hanborough Parrot Press, 1990. Colour printed cloth with spine and cover labels. pp 45, . Well illustrated in black and white. #90 of 170 copies, this is one of 85 uncoloured copies. Only 25 copies were fully coloured & 60 partly coloured. David Jones, Enid Marx, Edward Burra, Leadenhall Press, William Nicholson, others. 56 books in the checklist. Front cover a bit (seasonally?) splayed, else fine.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 48496More details Price: USD $175.00 USD $157.50
DEDICATORY PROGRAM. Baker Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, East Aurora, New York, September 2nd to 7th, 1918
Edition: First Edition
East Aurora, New York: 1918. Quarto, pp 32, string tied in tan card covers printed in green and red. Numerous photos (one in colour), vingette illustrations in light green in lower margins. Light foxing to first and last page; crease to upper outer corner throughout; VG clean & uworn copy otherwise. Though not stated, this was clearly printed by The Roycrofters. Scarce.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 41748More details Price: USD $50.00 USD $45.00
ECCE MUNDUS: industrial ideals and the book beautiful
Edition: First edition
Hammersmith (London): Hammersmith Publishing Society, 1902. Variant pale blue-grey boards with white parchment spine, spine lettrered in black, fore edges rough trimmed. pp , . , unpaged. Printed on laid paper at the Chiswick Press and bound by The Doves Bindery. Soil spots to covers, remains of a pouch inside rear cover, the hand-lettered author name on the spine has some flaking, with loss of some letters of the author's name; else a VG clean and unworn copy. Edition of 300 copies on paper, from a total edition of 310.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover.Book ID: 51139More details Price: USD $95.00 USD $85.50
EM LITERARY III/IV
Ashville, NC: Blue Barnhouse, 2003. The third issue of this literary periodical "for grads and undergrads". Consists of: two 6 x 6 inch hardcover books bound dos-a-dos, sewn with a Coptic stitch, pictorial boards, one book is III , the other is IV, 120 pp each, poetry, prose, illustrations. Plus a black paper folding case containing a music CD, Slow Descent, by Colin Stetson and band; a 3.5 x 4.5 booklet containing the text of an interview with Stetson; a 2 x 2 inch origami boat; and a pack of 12 captioned polaroid colour photos in printed pouch. Attached to one side is a printed natural canvas square "parachute" (from a bank bag?) with elastic cords at each corner…(more)
Ashville, NC: Blue Barnhouse, 2003. The third issue of this literary periodical "for grads and undergrads". Consists of: two 6 x 6 inch hardcover books bound dos-a-dos, sewn with a Coptic stitch, pictorial boards, one book is III , the other is IV, 120 pp each, poetry, prose, illustrations. Plus a black paper folding case containing a music CD, Slow Descent, by Colin Stetson and band; a 3.5 x 4.5 booklet containing the text of an interview with Stetson; a 2 x 2 inch origami boat; and a pack of 12 captioned polaroid colour photos in printed pouch. Attached to one side is a printed natural canvas square "parachute" (from a bank bag?) with elastic cords at each corner which attach to each other in the centre. Fine copy of this quirky letterpress production. #261 of an edition of 400 copies.(less)
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 46475More details Price: USD $35.00 USD $31.50
FELICTY: selected poems
(Dundas, Ontario): Aliquando Press, 2014. Octavo, 22.3 x 14 cm. Grey card covers with yapp fore edges, paper spine label, white strips threaded through covers, green endpapers, colour illustrations and title page, headers in gold. pp (36). + frontispiece and 9 full-page colour illustrations on five leaves; erratum at rear. "The text is based on the 1910 edition of POEMS OF FELICITY, retaining much of Traherne's idosyncratic spelling. This edition was designed, illustrated, printed, and bound by William Reuter at The Aliquando Press. Garamont type was printed on Hanemühle paper and the linocuts on handmade Udabon B paper. The book was bound with Zander Elephant Hide paper. Of 35 copies produced in November 2014, numbers 1 to 5 include an extra suite of signed printed. This is copy number 33". Fine copy.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 45844More details Price: USD $250.00 USD $225.00
MANIPULATIONS ON GREEK THEMES: poems. Wood engravings by Oswald Turner
Edition: First edition.
Toronto: Roger Ascham Press, 1986. Orange quarter morocco and orange and white batik illustrated cloth, brown endpapers and fly leaves, colour decorations. pp (12), (97). #43 of 120 numbered copies. A fine copy, lacking the slipcase."This book is printed by letter-press on damp hand made paper from Ferdinando Amatruda's Mill in Amalfi Italy. Wood engravings are hand cut on box wood and printed from the original blocks. The type face is Bruce Rogers' Centaur, handset for optical even spacing; The text is 12 on 15 points. The poem titles in 14 pt Arrighi Italic. Endpapers are Swedish Ingres, The binding is Oasis Goatskin with linen batik by Muriel McDonagh using traditional Greek motifs. Design, hand-printing and binding by George McDonagh."
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 49813More details Price: USD $350.00 USD $315.00
READER , LOVER OF BOOKS, LOVER OF HEAVEN. A catalogue based on an exhibition of the book arts in Ontario complied by David B. Kotin with a checklist of Ontario private presses by Marilyn Rueter and an introduction by Doulas Lochhead
Edition: First edition
Willlowdale, ON: North York Public Library, 1978. Card covers. pp (111). B&w illustrations. Fine copy. A useful reference still, a survey of fine print in Canada. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 51797More details Price: USD $14.95 USD $13.46
RETALIATION: a poem by Dr. Goldsmith, including epitaphs on the most distinguished wits of this metropolis
Westport, Connecticut: Richard W. Ellis, The Georgian Press, 1929. Quarto, tan boards with paper spine label. pp (4), (25), . Fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. Bit of wear to spine ends, sticker scar in corner of front cover, slight wear to outer corners; VG externally, internally fine. #333 of an edition of 435 copies. The poem was first published London, 1774.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 41843More details Price: USD $34.95 USD $31.46
THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF SILVERDENE EMBLEM O'NEILL (BLEMIE'S WILL)
Edition: First of this edition
Toronto: David B. Kotin / The Nightshade Press, 1988. 24 x 14.5 cm, pp (16), sewn, in blue textured card covers. Fine copy, with prospectus leaf laid in. #62 of an edition of 100 copies, issued to mark the centenary of O'Neill's birth. Designed, typeset, and printed by Glenn Goluska at The Nightshade Press. Blemie was the O'Neills' beloved Dalmatian, who died of old age in Dec., 1940. O'Neill wrote the piece to comfort his grieving wife.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 50422More details Price: USD $100.00 USD $90.00
THE SEASON OF THE ROSES: eighteen minnesongs selected and translated by Willem Campschreur
Edition: First edition
No place (Dundas, Ontario): The Aliquando Press, 2017. Total edition of 50 copies, this is #47, one of only five in this mock medieval binding. The German text is printed in red, with the English translation and introduction printed in black and the line drawings in purple. The title page is printed in red, purple, and black. Fine copy in the original brown cloth clamshell box with paper spine label. " The introduction and translation of The Seasons of the Roses were set digititally in Quadraat and printed by offset at Gaspereau Press. The Middle High German text was handset in Jessen-Schrift, with Dartmouth initials, and printed letterpress at The Aliquando Press by William Reuter, who also designed and…(more)
No place (Dundas, Ontario): The Aliquando Press, 2017. Total edition of 50 copies, this is #47, one of only five in this mock medieval binding. The German text is printed in red, with the English translation and introduction printed in black and the line drawings in purple. The title page is printed in red, purple, and black. Fine copy in the original brown cloth clamshell box with paper spine label. " The introduction and translation of The Seasons of the Roses were set digititally in Quadraat and printed by offset at Gaspereau Press. The Middle High German text was handset in Jessen-Schrift, with Dartmouth initials, and printed letterpress at The Aliquando Press by William Reuter, who also designed and bound the book. The drawings by the printer were inspired by figures in the Manesse Codex and other medieval manuscripts. The paper is Mohawk Superfine. Of fifty copies produced in August 2017, copies 1 to 45 were bound with chiyogami paper covered boards. Copies 36 to 45 are reserved for the translator. Copies 46 to 50 contain hand-coloured illustrations and were specially bound in a faux-jewelled 'medieval' binding, with protective clamshell box." This copy, one of the five in the "medieval" binding, is bound with brown textured paper covered boards with a central rectangular inset containing blue diamond shaped pieces, with light brown card triangles in the corners, on a gilt on red floral background. Light brown patterned endpapers. Attached at the rear inside the box is a suite of hand coloured illustrations (10 panels) printed accordian style, with a covering of the same gilt on red floral paper used as the inset background. There are four "brass" (plastic) bosses on the outer corners, four red plastic "jewels" on each corner triangle in the inset, a central oval red plastic "jewel", and on the largest blue diamond four small red and four clear "jewels". Front and rear covers are identical. The priceless plastic jewels are from the Atelier Dollarama. Veldke, a poet / troubador, is thought to have been born in the Netherlands around 1140, near Maastricht. Minnesongs are courtly love lyrics. He wrote in the Maasland dialect and is considered to be the first known author who wrote in the Dutch vernacular. Reuter told me that this binding was intended as a bit of whimsy. It is a delight to these eyes.(less)
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 49271More details Price: USD $275.00 USD $247.50