04 in Transport
[Berkeley, CA]: never mind the press, 1990. Approximately 7 1/4 x 11 1/2". LIMITED EDITION of 30,all of them being #1 with different birdnames, this one being "Coot". Moriki paper covering wheeled box with paper label on cover and spine and cutout on front cover, in fine condition. Four stitched binding books from a series of habitats, printed between 1889 and 1990, on waxed masa paper with linocuts, handmade paper covers by Beth Herrick & Heather MacDuffie of Port & Starboard Press in Mt. Desert, Maine, signed on the box colophon by author, in fine conditon.
Book Artist Alisa Golden is well-known with many institutions holding her innovative material. She received a BFA in Printmaking with High Distinction in 1985 from California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC). The habitat books are subtitled as follows: A Feather is Cut to Resemble a Knife (woods), Filling a Hole (subwoods), People in Pieces (city), and Lite Screened Familiar (subcity). A beautifully created and written collection.
London: Michael Joseph, 1997. 6 x 9 1/2". 272 pp. First edition; Pictorial dust jacket in fine condition; Black cloth over boards with gilt stamped lettering on spine, signed by the author on the title page, in fine condition.
In Dick Francis' 36th novel, Benedit Juliard is an amateur jockey whose father has political ambitions which end up embroiling them both in lies and treachery. Born Richard Stanley Francis (1920 - 2010), Dick Francis was a British crime writer whose novels were mostly centered on horse racing in England (he was a fomer steeplechase jockey himself).
12 Correspondence Notes by Edward Gorey for New York City Ballet
New York: New York City Ballet, (ca 1975). Boxed set of 12 correspondence note cards illustrated by Edward Gorey. Four designs and three cards of each design, along with 12 blank envelopes. Enclosed in red cardboard box which has been creased on one side, a clear plastic cover with a small tear, lid taped shut with what appears to be the original tape when it was sold, so never opened, very good condition. Cards are in fine condition. (Toledano p. 159).
Gorey was a huge fan of the George Ballanchine New York City Ballet. He had an almost perfect attendance for the years 1956 - 1983. He would give back to the ballet by designing items that they could sell, including cards and buttons.
200 Decorative Title-Pages
New York: Dover Publications, 1964. Softcover, First Edition. Large trade paperback, stiff orange pictorial wraps, sunned spine, small puncture to right upper corner of front cover and free endpaper, some creases and tanning.
A lovely book that is concerned with decorative title-pages and covering all periods of the printed book with beautiful and valuable archive of type faces, designs and motifs.
30th Annual Convention, The International Association of Printing House Craftsmen, Inc.: San Francisco, Palace Hotel, September 4-7, 1949.
[San Francisco]: n.p., . 5 x 7 1/2". First edition. Red cloth over boards with gilt illustrations and black titles and small design on front cover, endpapers are facsimile copies of pages 1 and 3 of San Francisco's first newspaper from 1847 and San Francisco's second newspaper from 1848, many black and white photographs, two pages of autographs of many of the attendees, in fine condition.
The IAPHC was founded in 1919 in Philadelphia as an organization whose purpose was for self-development, the enhancement of the printing and grapic arts industry, and their companies' successes. Held in San Francisco, the conventioneers were from the US, Mexico and Canada. They were treated to many lectures, awards, clinics (for example a Roll Leaf Stamping, Embossing, and Die Cuttung Clinic), and, of course, golf. Additionally, the ladies activities and entertainment included lunch at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, a tour of the jade display at Gump's store in San Francisco, and a tour of Chinatown.The two pages of autographs include well-known men of the industry at this time such as Oscar Pedersen, Tom Hislop and A. R. Tommasini. Only 2 copies listed in OCLC at this time. (8/16)
Boston: Anne & David Bromer, 1979.  pp. approx. 2 1/4 x 2 1/16", oblong. LIMITED EDITION of 125 copies, this being #87. Marbled wrap with title label over marbled cover with title label, 15 wood engravings,letterpress on Troya paper, signed by the artist on the colophon, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Bromer 5)
Sarah Chamberlain has illustrated books from Aesop’s Fables to Margarette Reid’s The Button Box. She studied under renowned printmakers and illustrators Barry Moser and Leonard Baskin, and from the 1970s to the 1980s ran the Chamberlain Press.
A Book is Made
London: British Federation of Master Printers, (1960). 31 pp. Approximately 1 3/4 x 1 1/8". Limitation not stated. White wrappers with gold lettering on front cover, one black and white illustration, printed by Jarrold & Sons, Norwich. A very good plus copy, somewhat scarce.
The interesting essay of a display organized by the British Federation of Master Printers on books and their publication.
A Cherubic Capitulation
Portland, ME: Yellow Kid Press, 1969. (16) pp. 2 1/4 x 2 1/8", oblong; LIMITED FIRST EDITION of 35 copies, this being #2. Printed wrappers with illustrations, letterpress, illustrated throughout, slight 1/16" tear to the top of front and back cover, minor cover discoloration, hand numbered on the colophon, housed in plain envelope with author and title hand-written on it, in near fine condition. (Bradbury, Yellow Kid Press 6)
Very scarce copy of the first edition, this is a lovely little alphabet book with adorable cherubs playing within each initial, created by Stephenson, Blake & Co., England.
A Christmas Tree
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK: Silver Thimble Books, 1982. Unpaginated. Approximately 1 3/4 x 2 1/4". LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies plus reprints, of which this is a reprint. White cloth over boards with embroidered robin design and silver borders, illustrations throughout, clear plastic dust-jacket, housed in black paper-covered slipcase with printed paper label and ribbon pull, in fine condition.
Designed, illustrated, and published by Gordon Murray, the text is photo-reduced calligraphy. The text is an excerpt from Dickens' Household Words, 1850. Gordon Murray was a British television producer and puppeteer. He wrote and produced some of the most popular children's television programs aired in the United Kingdom. After retiring from television in 1982, Gordon produced and distributed more than sixty limited-edition miniature books under the Silver Thimble Books imprint.
A Fable of Earth
San Anselmo, CA: Feathered Serpent Press, 1976. (26) pp. 1 3/4 x 2 3/8"; LIMITED EDITION of 275 copies, this being #40. Blue marbled paper boards with printed title label, letterpress, hand-colored woodcut illustrations, signed (initialed) by the publisher on the colophon, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Feathered Serpent Press 1)
Although she often partnered with other miniature book publishers, this is her first book as the sole proprieter of her press. This is about a charming conversation between a toad and a ladybug with an existential twist at the end.