North America

  • # 25672

    BLAKE, William

    The book of Thel

    San Francisco : Book Club of California, 1930. Duodecimo, limp vellum lettered in gold, pp. [20]; colophon, printed letterpress on handmade paper, edges uncut, engraved titlepage and illustration by Julian Links and colophon vignette, housed in card slipcase. Printed in an edition of 300 copies. James and Cecil Johnson, born 1897 and 1900 in Sydney, …

  • # 25671

    QUINCY, Thoms de

    An essay on novels (Reginald Bretnor’s copy)

    San Francisco : privately printed at The Windsor Press, 1928. marbled papered boards, vellum spine lettered in gilt,, pp. [iv]; 6, colophon, printed letterpress on handmade paper, edges uncut, engraved headpiece and colophon vignette, housed in card slipcase (edges rubbed). Printed in an edition of 100 copies for private distribution to friends of the printers. …

  • # 26605

    MIZER, Bob

    Young Adonis. No. 1, Feb 1963 : America’s newest and greatest physique magazine

    [Los Angeles : Athletic Model Guild], 1963. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 66, illustrated throughout in colour and black and white with photographs of near fully nude young men in various poses to display their youthful physique. The first issue of one of Bob Mizer’s ‘beefcake’ magazines, which published images of athletic and attractive young men …

  • # 26601

    FERLINGHETTI, Lawrence / GINSBERG, Allen

    Open Eye / Open Head

    Melbourne : Sun Books, 1972. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. iii; [i]; 27; iii; 17, bound dos-a-dos, lightly marked, a good copy. Collected poems by the Beat poets.

  • # 26493

    POLLOCK, Jackson

    [BLUE POLES] Jackson Pollock

    [New York] : Sidney Janis Gallery, 1952. Exhibition catalogue, single sheet printed offset, 220 x 720 mm, folded to 220 x 150 mm, five panels illustrated with nine images, catalogue of 12 works, short tape mark to one panel, slight handling marks, else a very good copy. The rare original exhibition catalogue from the first …

  • # 21673

    Various artists; JOHNSON, Phyllis (publisher)

    Aspen. (Complete run of 10 issues)

    American magazine Aspen, “the first three-dimensional magazine”, was published in ten issues between 1965 and 1971. It was edited by Phyllis Johnson and featured contributions from many renowned and influential artists, among them Andy Warhol, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Marcel Duchamp, Sol LeWitt, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, John and Yoko Ono, Robert Rauschenberg, LaMont Young. …

  • # 26350

    DUMAS, Alexandre (1802-1870)

    Australien. Californien. Mexiko. Reisebilder von Madame Giovanni.

    Geordnet und herausgegeben von Alexander Dumas. Nach dem französischen Manuscripte vin Dr. G. F. W. Rüdiger. Zweiter Theil. Autorisirte Ausgabe. Pest, Wien und Leipzig : Hartleben’s Verlags-Expedition, 1855. Small octavo (180 x 112 mm), publisher’s printed buff wrappers (darkened, loss of paper along spine), pp 187; scattered foxing, but a good original copy. The second …

  • # 26270

    [GARLAND, Judy]

    The story of Judy Garland

    [S.l. : s.n., circa 1956]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (cover title : Judy Garland), corner creased, pp. [16], illustrated. Promotional booklet for the Hollywood and stage diva, from her origins as a child star, roles opposite Mickey Rooney and her Academy Award winning role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, classic hits Meet me in St. …

  • # 25668

    SIROIS, Justin

    The heads of my family, my friends, my colleagues : a book of poems

    Baltimore and Colorado Springs : NewLights Press 2012. Octavo, cards in card dustjacket, pp. [84], poetry with graphically designed layout, printed with Laser printing, letterpress from lead type, lead spacing material, and linoleum. Limited to 150 numbered copies in a variable edition with three cover colour combinations. The NewLights Press is an independent publisher of experimental literature …

  • # 25720

    HASWELL, Judith; VAN VLIET, Claire

    It was like that

    [Newark] Vermont : The Janus Press, 2014. Octavo, hand-stitched boards in card wrapper, pp. [44]. text and reproduced manuscript on different types of handmade paper. A fine example of private press printing by the Auckland poet. Design and printing by Claire van Vliet, Janus Press. Printed in a limited edition of 150 copies. Presentation copy for …

  • # 25107

    HAULT, Lila and WEISS, Jeffrey

    Small houses

    Photography by David Leach. New York : Warner Books, 1980. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, illustrated. Small houses in America.

  • # 25664

    WALDROP, Rosemarie

    Fan poem for Deshika

    Tucson : Chax Press, 1993. Duodecimo, handmade paper wrappers, pp. [20], letterpress, poem. Limited to 150 copies for the author’s appearance at the 1993 Tucson Poetry Festival, printed on Mohawk Letterpress paper sewn into papers handmade by Chax Press.

  • # 25417

    PALMER, Marilla

    Optimism reigns & rains

    Essays by Dan Cameron, Carol Kino, Shelley F. Marlow, Sue Scott. Brooklyn, New York : Pierogi, March 2005. Quarto, wrappers made from handmade Mexican bark paper, plastic and foam lining, pp. [14], interleaved with illustrated glassine sheets. Limited to 150 copies signed by the artist. Elaborate handmade exhibition catalogue to accompany the artist’s solo exhibition.

  • # 26111

    CHURCH, A. M.

    Picturesque Cuba, Porto Rico, Hawaii and the Philippines : a photographic panorama of our new possessions

    Depicting the natives, their costumes, habitations and occupation; prominent buildings, street scenes, mountain and river scenery, etc. Also life in the American Army and Navy, with portraits of the chief actors in the Spanish-American War. Over three hundred illustrations. Springfield, Ohio, Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick, [1899]. Quarto, decorated wrappers (slightly edge chipped and marked), pp. 122, …

  • # 26090

    ROFF, Renee

    Directory of American book workers : comprehensive listing of hand workers in the book arts within the United States and Canada.

    Bronxville, NY : Nicholas T. Smith, 1981. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s brown cloth covered boards with gilt spine, in the original decorative dust jacket (spine a little sunned), 117 pp; internally pristine, a fine copy.  

  • # 25257

    WERNER, O. (Oscar)

    Katholischer Missions-Atlas. 

    Neunzehn Karten in Farbendruck mit begleitendem Text. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder’sche Verlagshandlung, 1884. Large quarto (310 x 235 mm), half gilt-ruled green cloth over printed papered boards, spine with gilt lettering and ornament, pp 18 (introductory text and explanations of each map), followed by full-page chart with family tree of the Catholic dioceses in Australia and …