North America

  • # 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. …

  • # 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 …

  • # 25416

    BRAWER, Sid

    Do it yourself Watergate kit. The Watergate papers, volume I (a collector’s piece)

    Los Angeles: Waterbug Productions, 1973. Quarto, illustrated card portfolio (short tear, crease to spine), 28 illustrated sheets, very good. A satirical look at the Watergate Affair. Scarce.

  • # 25398

    HILLER, Peter

    Jo Mora. California cowboy & artist

    San Francisco : The Book Club of California, 2010. Quarto, lettered wrappers, unpaginated, text and illustrations. “Joseph Jacinto Mora (October 22, 1876 – October 10, 1947) was a Uruguayan-born American cartoonist, comics artist, sculptor, illustrator, and cowboy, who lived with the Hopi and wrote extensively about his experiences in California. He was an artist-historian, sculptor, …

  • # 25590

    CODY, S. F. (Samuel Franklin) (1867-1913)

    John Bull’s advice, see the Klondyke Nugget!

    Birmingham [U.K.] : Moody Bros., [1898?]. Chromolithographed poster, 460 x 700 mm (sight), 520 x 770 mm (sheet); onlaid printed label (95 x 125 mm) advertising performances at the Clarence Theatre, Pontypridd (Wales), commencing on Monday, December 19 [1898]; matted for framing; in fine condition. A striking poster produced in England in late 1898 for S. …

  • # 25591

    CODY, S. F. (Samuel Franklin) (1867-1913)

    The Klondyke Nugget / by S. F. Cody

    Belfast [Ireland] : David Allen & Sons, [1898]. Chromolithographed poster, 435 x 720 mm (sight); matted for framing; in fine condition. A striking poster produced in Ireland around 1899 for S. F. Cody’s stage production The Klondyke Nugget.  ‘The Klondyke Nugget was a gory melodrama, written by and starring the Wild West showman S. F. …

  • # 16414

    SYLE, Jane Margaret Winter (née DAVIS, 1821-1859)

    [CHINA; MISSIONS] Two manuscript letters of Jane Syle, wife of American Episcopal missionary in China Rev. Dr. Edward W. Syle, written from Shanghai to her young son Henry Winter Syle in Baltimore, 1852.

    Letter I. Jane Margaret Winter Syle to her son Henry Winter Syle [in Baltimore]. Shanghai, 10 March 1852. Manuscript in brown ink on blue writing paper, bifolium (135 x 108 mm), [4] pages; complete (but lacking envelope); original folds, light foxing. Letter II. Jane Margaret Winter Syle to her son Henry Winter Syle [in Baltimore]. …

  • # 25207

    ERKSON, L. A., Mrs.

    [ALBUM OF PRESSED SEAWEED SPECIMENS] Sea Mosses.

    Late nineteenth century album, small quarto (250 x 195 mm), original limp roan covers with cloth spine, front cover with calligraphic gold lettering ‘SEA MOSSES.’; front endpaper inscribed by the compiler ‘Mrs. L. A. Erkson, Sept. 8th 1888’, [19] paper leaves with marine algae specimens mounted recto only; in exceptional condition, all specimens fully intact …

  • # 25225

    DEAN, Douglas (pseudonym for Dean Goodman)

    Douglas Dean’s San Francisco Gaylife ’73 – ’74 (inscribed copy)

    Bars – baths – restaurants – clubs – churches. Make out – a provocative short story by Douglas Dean. Plus photos of the hunkiest guys this side of heaven. San Francisco : Barbary Coast Productions, 1973. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, presentation inscription on upper and lower wrapper by model Robert R. Renskin, pp. 48, illustrations (including …

  • # 25292

    TAYLOR, Tom

    Written in a tropical glow : books, prints, and manuscripts describing the biological exploration of the New World tropics

    Dallas : DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, 2018. Quarto, bound in two contrasting green Japanese fabrics, folding frontispiece, pp. 166 plus 32 pages of colour plates, printed letterpress. Limited to 390 copies (40 copies in a deluxe binding were also issued). A magnificent illustrated monograph being the catalogue for an exhibition of rare travel books …