Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

  • # 19644

    YAU, John; GIMBLETT, Max; HINES, Tobin

    Double-headed creature features

    Athens, GA : Makeshift Press, 2001. Folio (448 mm tall), wooden boards, cloth spine, illustration on upper board, pp. [12], printed letterpress (the binding and printing by Tobin Hines), text by John Yau, original drawing by Max Gimblett, five original linocuts by Hines based on drawings by Gimblett, printed accordian style with closed spine. Limited …

  • # 19645

    Lead, tin & antimony. A specimen of types held in cases or cast fresh at the Greenboathouse Press.

    Vernon, B.C. : Greenboathouse Press, 2016. Quarto, quarter-leather over papered boards, slipcase, pp. [52] printed letterpress, typographical specimen printing. Limited to 45 copies plus 10 deluxe versions with an additional suite of prints, this is the standard edition. Prospectus loosely enclosed. “Since setting up to print letterpress in 2008, a few hundred cases of type have …

  • # 19643

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - ); GIMBLETT, Max (1935 - )

    Mondrian’s flowers

    New York : Granary Books, 2002. Folio, lettered red cloth, exposed binding, cloth slipcase, pp. [60], printed letterpress, illustrated with monoprints and watercolour. ‘I am committed to the Buddhist idea of the ‘not self’ and in that sense, I try to suspend judgment, and ‘float.’ – Max Gimblett This project, which takes inspiration from Piet …

  • # 19640

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - )

    Orpheus the stutterer : a poetics of silence

    Colorado Springs : The Press at Colorado College, 2013. Folio, papered boards with exposed binding, letterpress printed from photopolymer plates & collagraph, hand-colored with acrylic ink wash. Roman and italic text set in the Lirico typeface (designed  by Hendrik Weber), with Greek text in Neohellenic (produced by the Greek Font Society). Limited edition of 40 …

  • # 19642

    WAGENER, Richard

    Cracked sidewalks

    Sherman Oaks, California : Mixolydian Editions, 2006. Octavo, quarter-cloth over papered boards by John DeMerritt, title label to spine, pp. [72], printed letterpress, composed and cast in Monotype Dante, printed on Rives Heavyweight paper, four wood engraved plates. Limited to 65 copies of which 25 are deluxe editions, this is one of the standard editions. …

  • # 19641

    BLY, Robert

    The indigo bunting. 15 love poems.

    Foreword by Thomas R. Smith, wood engravings by Keith Cranmer. Santa Rosa, CA: Nawakum Press. 2010. Tall octavo, case bound with burnt orange Cave paper over boards, and quarter bound in dark brown Italian book cloth with paper label on the spine, housed in a slipcase of Italian book cloth, pp. 32. ‘Robert Bly is …

  • # 19322

    MURRAY, James; MARSTON, George; SHACKLETON, Ernest

    Antarctic days. (Deluxe edition)

    Sketches of the homely side of polar life by two of Shackleton’s men. Illustrated by the authors, James Murray and George Marston, and introduced by Sir Ernest Shackleton. London : Andrew Melrose, 1913. Quarto, gilt-lettered blue cloth over bevelled boards with pictorial onlay (the covers flecked, short tear to headband), top edge gilt, front endpapers …

  • # 19269

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales. (Coloured edition)

    / with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions by John White Esqre., Surgeon General to the settlement. London : J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, full speckled calf, expertly rebacked with new spine, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, marbled edges, pp [xviii], 299, [36], …

  • # 19036

    Tableau abrégé de l’histoire des voyages, ou Fragments les plus curieux des voyages récemment faits dans l’Asie, l’Afrique, l’Amérique et l’Océanie.

    Paris : Charles Letaille, [1839]. Duodecimo, pictorial cloth with a hand coloured lithograph on upper board of a Maori couple titled ‘Chongui [i.e. hongi] ou salut a la Nouvelle Zelande’, pp. 123, seven diecut tinted lithographs of people of the world based on the works of Jacques Arago and Domeny de Rienzi, each removable to display …

  • # 17833

    Book of Hours (Use of Rouen)

    Northern France (Rouen), c. 1490-1510. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment; with 4 large miniatures with architectural borders, 10 large arch-topped miniatures, 8 small miniatures, and 24 calendar miniatures by a follower of the Master of the Échevinage of Rouen and the Playfair Hours Master, with borders by Jean Serpin. ii (paper) + i (parchment) + 96 …

  • # 18039

    LA PÉROUSE, Jean-François de Galaup (1741–1788)

    Voyage de la Pérouse autour du monde, publié conformément au Décret du 22 Avril 1791, et rédigé par M. L. A. Milet-Mureau.

    Paris : de l’Imprimerie de la République, 1797. Four volumes quarto, (315 mm tall) and atlas volume (605 mm tall, 450 mm wide); the five volumes bound in matching contemporary half-crushed morocco, spines lettered and tooled in gilt, marbled boards, a fine period binding; with full wide margins, vol. I with half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait …

  • # 18481


    [WORLD MAP] 阿蘭陀 地球図 [Oranda Chikyuzu] [lit. Holland: Image of the Earth]

    [Japan] : s.n., [produced around the Bunka period, 1804-1818]. Manuscript map of the world, ink and colour wash, 735 x 1280 mm, folding to 185 x 160 mm, on unbacked, thick paper; original blue paper wrappers with brushed title, bound in modern cloth boards; the map with numerous expert worming repairs to verso, otherwise very well preserved, …

  • # 18047

    OKAMOTO, K. S.

    Ancient and modern various usages; of Tokio Japan

    Tokio : Y. T. R. Morito, 1885. Octavo, Japanese wrappers (a little foxed), stitchbound, in the rare printed paper slipcase, pp. [124], folded leaves, printed in colour, a very fine copy. Text in Japanese and English. Housed in a custom Japanese box. An utterly charming guide to Japanese customs in the Meiji period, including Japanese …

  • # 18473

    BODMAN, Anders Gustaf (Gösta), 1875-1960

    The Swedish South Polar Expedition, 1901-1904 : expedition meteorologist and hydrographer Gösta Bodman’s unpublished manuscript account in the form of an archive of his private letters and Antarctic journal; with original photographs taken on Snow Hill Island, Antarctica.

    Sammelband of manuscript material housed in a modern album, quarto (295 x 245 mm), cloth-backed marbled papered boards, containing [270] pages of Bodman’s manuscript letters and commentary, much of it written on Svenska Sydpolsexpeditionen stationery, the individual items archivally mounted on stubs; compiler’s title leaf in typescript Den Svenska Sydpolarexpeditionen 1901 – 1904, skildrad i privatbrev …

  • # 15242

    SFORZA, Gian Galeazzo Maria, 1469-1494; [Isabella of Aragon, 1470-1524]

    A love letter to the Mona Lisa?

    A signed love letter of the young Duke of Milan, Gian Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1469-1494) to his future bride, Isabella of Aragon (1470-1524). Sforza was later a confidant of Leonardo da Vinci; Isabella is considered by art historian Maike Vogt-Luerssen to have been the model for Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. Bifolium, 300 x 210 mm, on paper bearing the …

  • # 17882

    HEARN, Lafcadio

    Japanese fairy tales

    Printed in colour by hand from Japanese wood blocks. The boy who drew cats. The Goblin Spider. The old woman who lost her dumpling. Chin-Chin Kobakama. The fountain of youth. Philadelphia : Macrae-Smith Company, after 1922. Cloth folding case in the Japanese style with title label containing five crepe paper publications from the famous firm …