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04 in Transport

04 in Transport

Alisa Golden

[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.

never mind the press
$ 330.00 USD

Andrew Smith Hallidie, Originator of Cable Railway Transportation

Andrew Smith Hallidie, Originator of Cable Railway Transportation

Edgar Myron Kahn

San Francisco: Lawton Kennedy, 1940. Softcover, 7 x 10 1/2". 14 pp. Limited edition of 200 copies, this is #59; stapled pamphlet, stiff paper wrap has some soiling and edge wear, b/w frontispiece portrait of Hallidie, inscription by the author on the colophon, very good condition.

This is a reprint of an article that first appeared in the California Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. XIX, No. 2, June, 1940. An interesting read on the originator of the cable car system of San Francisco.

Lawton Kennedy
$ 40.00 USD

Assorted Stories: Prose Words

Assorted Stories: Prose Words

Lee Harwood

Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1987. [20] pp. Approximately 7 1/2 x 7 1/2". LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies, this being #253. Grey handmade Canterbury cover stock with title and illustration on front, paper sewn inside, handset in Ehrhardt type, illustrated by Peter Bailey, signed and numbered on the colophon by the author and artist, in fine conditon.

Travers Rafe Lee Harwood (1939 - 2015), was an English poet, often associatiod with the British Poetry Revival. Except for a brief time in Greece and the United States, he mostly lived in Brighton. He had an involvement with the New York School of poets and was a member of the Poetry Society in Britain. He was a union official and was involved with the Labour Party in its radical years and his political leaning were evident in his poetry in the early 1980s. There is a Rowan Tree planted in his honor in New York City's Central Park as well as a paving stone along the park's Literary Walk. This is an interesting collection of short stories with various titles, such as: Hommage a Beatrix Potter, A Rangoon Creeper, Purple Sheets, Dream Bed, Woolly Rhinoceros, Mosquito Nets, Nautical Business, and Booth's Bird Museum.

Coffee House Press
$ 30.00 USD

Bears, Pirates and Silver Lace

Bears, Pirates and Silver Lace

Anne B. Fisher

Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort, 1944. Hardcover, First Edition, 5 1/2 x 8". 134 pp. INSCRIBED by author, red cloth over boards with black lettering and picture of a pirate and treasure chest on front cover and black lettering on faded spine, some stains to cover, minor rubbing at corners, gift inscription on ffep and inscription from author on dedication page, very good condition.

Authentic stories of the early days of California, gathered from American and Spanish families. Illustrated in color and b/w by Phil Nesbitt.

Binfords & Mort
$ 20.00 USD

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Sue Core Odom

Tri State, Dothan, AL. Stiff Boards. James L. Dean (illustrator). Tri-State Publishing Company, Dothan, Alabama - No date - Published under the sponsorship of The Gladiolus Garden Club of Dothan, Alabama. Signed on the title page. Book is square and tight. Front cover is pulling away from binding but is still intact and all pages are present. Slight shelf wear but otherwise in very good condition. Ms. Odom is an Alabama writer and this particular volume is very scarce.

Tri-State Publishing Company
$ 45.00 USD

Catacomb Years

Catacomb Years

Michael Bishop

New York: Published by Berkley Publishing Corporation Distributed by G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1979]. 396 pp. Approximately 5 1/2 x 8 1/4". Advanced copy, uncorrected proof for limited distribution of the first edition. A presentation copy with inscription by Bishop. Orange/yellow card stock outer wrap, corners slightly bumped, black titles on cover page, near fine condition

The prequel to this book, "Little Knowledge" and then this book, "Catacomb Years" are about a theocratic regime repressively dominating the near-future America, until a visiting alien race is also converted, thus beginning the destablization of society. (Clute and Nicholls, "The Encylopedia of Science Fiction", p 126.)

Berkley
$ 190.00 USD

Miniature Broadside Portfolio

Miniature Broadside Portfolio

Anonymous

New York: Piccolo Press, 2004. 2 1/4 x 3". LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies. Outer paper envelope with paste-down label designed by Ed Hutchins, loose miniature broadside pages, in fine condition.

A keepsake for Conclave XXII of the Miniature Book Society, organized by Neale M. Albert whose Piccolo Press is the publisher. The portfolio contains miniature broadsides created by MBS members and other private presses, all of which have some sort of connection to "Bath" as the conclave was held in Bath England in that year. Some of the broadsides are signed.

Piccolo Press
$ 50.00 USD

Shakespeare's Rainbows

Shakespeare's Rainbows

Deb Rindl

[London]: Deb Rindl, 2000. Approximately 2 3/8 x 3 1/4". LIMITED EDITION of 30 copies, this being #2. Dark green folded paper slipcase with cutout that reveals the title of enclosed miniature. Single folded sheet, numbered and intialed by the artist on the colophon, in fine condition.

Each "page" of the folded sheet consists of one color square associated with a Shakespeare play, with a brief phrase explaining the color symbolism below: R[ed] (Macbeth) -- O[range] (King Lear) -- Y[ellow] (Much ado about nothing) -- G[reen] (Othello) -- B[lue] (Henry V) -- I[ndigo] (The tempest) -- V[iolet] (Romeo and Juliet). Known for her sophisticated paper engineering, this artist's book has vibrant colors and a clever theme.

Deb Rindl
$ 115.00 USD

The Bug Book

The Bug Book

Edward Gorey

New York: Looking Glass Library, 1980. 4 x 5 1/2"; First Edition. Limited edition of 600 copies. Illustrated wrappers with slight toning to the extremities and the faintest of marks on the front cover, signed by the author on the title page which is rare to find in this edition, in near fine condition. (Toledano A5a)

Edward Gorey (1925 - 2000) was an American artist and writer, best known for his eccentric imagery and stories, often set in Victorian and Edwardian settings. This book was issued as a Christmas greeting by the publishers which was not for public sale and was later reprinted in Amphigorey. It's a delightful little story about a group of bugs banding together to oust the troublesome big bug that starts to bother them. It follows the usual macabre theme of most Gorey titles. Provenance: The Thomas J. Barrett collection.

Looking Glass Library
$ 805.00 USD

The Musical Fantasies of L. Frank Baum

The Musical Fantasies of L. Frank Baum

Alla T. Ford, Dick Martin

Lake Worth, FL: Ford Press, 1969. 2 1/2 x 2". 184 pp. LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies (according to Bradbury), this being #113. Black cloth over boards, gilt title on cover, gilt author descriptions on rear cover but slightly blurry, signed by the author on the colophon, illustrated, in near fine condition. (Bradbury, Ford Press 3)

L. Frank Baum (1856 - 1919) was an American author, mainly known for his Wizard of Oz books. Turns out that Baum also had a lively theatrical career as well. This little book tells all about those productions and includes reproductions of posters, stagebills, etc. Also included is a complete checklist of all of Baum's works. A wonderful book for any Baum collector.

Ford Press
$ 95.00 USD