Spartanburg, SC: Kitemaug Press, 1996. (27) pp. 3 x 2 1/4", oblong; LIMITED EDITION of 40 copies, this being #13. Purple boards, printed label on cover, letterpress, accordion fold opens up to 76 1/2 inches, hand-colored illustrations, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Kitemaug Press 84)
A lovely ABC book, with each page showing a hat corresponding to the alphabet. A few examples are N is for Night cap, S if for Stetson, and T is for Tam-o-shanter.
A History of the Holy Bible
Cincinnati: Published by [Wesley] Coleman and [William] Phillips. Morgan, Williams and Co., Printers., 1815. 1st Edition (Adomeit A34; American Imprints 34917; Bradbury, p. 63; Welch 861.2). Not in Rosenbach, nor Welsh. [2 (blank)], v,  - 167, [3 (blank)] pp. Divisional t.p., "History of the New Testament", p. 77. "Appendix" t.p., p. 135. "Psalms" t.p., p. 151. 2-1/2" x 1-1/2". Period brown full calf binding. Modest wear to binding, with boards a bit splayed. Some browning & ageing to paper, with the occasional short edge tear to a leaf [no text affected]. A Good - VG item.
The first miniature book published in Ohio, and quite rare in the trade. RBH records the last appearance as in a 1964 Midland catalogue [this copy?]
A Mark Twain Sampler
Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1980. 3 x 2 1/2". 64 pp. LIMITED EDITION of 1,001 copies. Marbled paper wrappers, printed label, illustrated by Catryna Ten Eyck, signed by the illustrator on the colophon, bookstore label on rear free endpaper, printed by offset lithography, prospectus laid in at the rear, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Lime Rock 3)
A note from the publisher: This small volume is a sampler of literary nuggets from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", written by Mark Twain and first published in 1884. The blues and greens of the marbled paper respresent the colors of the Mississippi River. A lovely book, both inside and out.
A Mystery on Skates
Portsmouth, OH: Gilguy Press, 1994. 36 pp. Approximately 2 1/4 x 3". LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies, this being #27. Patterned cloth over boards with silver label on front cover, letterpress, signed on the colophon by the publisher, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Gilguy #10)
A short story from "Peterson's Magazine", published in 1864, regarding a mysterious veiled skater at a local frozen pond.
A Natural History of Birds and Beasts; shewing the character and properties of each animal
London: J. Wallis, 1801. 32 pp. + 16 unnumbered leaves of plates. approx. 2 1/8 x 3 3/4". Original pink boards with blue label pasted down on front cover, illustrated with copper plates, a few of which have been hand colored, some wear to covers, text block split in the middle to expose the spine, in very good + condition.
Printed for John Wallis (died 1818) who was best known as a publisher of board games, although he was also a bookseller, music seller and cartographer. This is a rare natural history book for children and is in wonderful condition, considering the audience it was intended for. Only in 7 institutions on Worldcat.
A Walk Through a Country Graveyard; The Early Dead of Lucasville
Portsmouth, OH: Gilguy Press, 1993. 32 pp. Approximately 2 x 2 1/2". LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies, this being #9. Green cloth over boards with gold label on front cover, letterpress, woodcut frontispiece, signed on the colophon by the publisher, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Gilguy #6)
A little bit of colorful history of the town of Lucasville, located in Scioto County in Southern Ohio.
ABC for Tiny Schools
Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1975. 11/16 x 9/16". Unpaginated. Brick red calf, spine titled in gilt, schoolhouse vignette on title page, each opening with a text on the verso illustrating the usage of the letter on the printed recto, signature with letters C and D loose, otherwise very good condition.
Scarce, limited edition of 200 copies, printed letterpress by William M. Cheney and bound by Bela Blau. "Of the fine printers of the Southern California Renaissance, Cheney is arguably the most unusual," wrote Bruce Whiteman. Bradbury, p. 47.
Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1983. 2 3/8 x 2 1/8". 36 pp. LIMITED EDITION of 125 copies, this being #34. Blue cloth over boards with gilt title on cover, illustrated endpapers with illustrations throughout by Catryna Ten Eyck, signed by the illustrator and the binder on the colophon, bookstore ticket on rear endpaper, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Lime Rock 16)
A humorous account from Twain about Adam describing how Eve is introduced into the Garden of Eden. Eve is described as an annoying creature and Adam cannot figure out how a lot of things work. All ends well though with Adam falling in love with her.
Addie, an Obituary, 1895
Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1987. 38 pp. Approximately 2 7/16 x 2". LIMITED EDITION of 120 copies, this being #76. Black cloth over boards with gilt title and decorations on front cover, bound by John Lariviere, frontispiece, in near fine condition. (Bradbury, Schori 43)
The obituary of Addie Eliza Haley (1868 - 1895) of Buda, Illinois. This pretty little book is both a loving tribute to a young woman who died too soon, and an example of the different style of writing of the 19th century.
Adlai: The Wit and Wisdom of Adlai Ewing Stevenson
Sausalito, CA: Castle Baird Press, 1993. 32 pp. Approximately 2 x 2 1/2 ". LIMITED EDITION of 75 copies, this being #32. Printed paper boards with design and lettering by Susan Acker and Mary McDermott at the Feathered Serpent Press, printed endpapers with the United Nations emblem repeated, US Postage stamp of Adlai Stevenson tipped in at front, Doonesbury cartoon by Gary Trudeau folded in, signed by both the author and publishers, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Castle Baird 3)
A brief but compassionate bio about Adlai Stevenson II (1900 - 1965), a Governor of Illinois, a U.S. Presidential Candidate, and a U.N. Ambassador.