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The Miniature Book Collection of Lois Boorman

The Miniature Book Collection of Lois Boorman

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With her death Lois left behind a remarkable gathering of close to four hundred miniature books in the finest condition – she was a stickler for obtaining the best copies with the best provenance. In addition, the collection includes a group of interesting correspondence with collectors, printers and artists, as well as some reference books.

Nearly two hundred books have been carefully and professionally photographed specially for this publication.

The collection consists of miniature books about:
- people and their presses: #30 - #54
- books about books, bookmaking and book people: #55 - $113
- alphabet books: #114 - #130
- a run of all the published titles of the Ash Ranch Press, together with correspondence between Don Hildreth and Kathryn Rickard: #131 - #161
- some stunning special copies and items in unique designer bindings and more fine examples from the collection: #162 - #396.

All in all, a gathering of beautiful books that was assembled with great love, perseverance and a good eye, all on a limited budget.

We feel sure that Lois would have approved of the fact that a major part of the sales from this catalogue will go to theducation of two underprivileged children. We hope you will share in our enthusiasm for Lois’ legacy.

Joshua Heller Rare Books offers this catalogue for free online, knowing that it will be an important addition to the collection of any miniature book collector and lover. Prices and availability of these titles is not guaranteed, and this copy is for reference only. Some of the books, however, are still available as of Summer 2008; please inquire at hellerbkdc@aol.com
With her death Lois left behind a remarkable gathering of close to four hundred miniature books in the finest condition – she was a stickler for obtaining the best copies with the best provenance. In addition, the collection includes a group of interesting correspondence with collectors, printers and artists, as well as some reference books.

Nearly two hundred books have been carefully and professionally photographed specially for this publication.

The collection consists of miniature books about:
- people and their presses: #30 - #54
- books about books, bookmaking and book people: #55 - $113
- alphabet books: #114 - #130
- a run of all the published titles of the Ash Ranch Press, together with correspondence between Don Hildreth and Kathryn Rickard: #131 - #161
- some stunning special copies and items in unique designer bindings and more fine examples from the collection: #162 - #396.

All in all, a gathering of beautiful books that was assembled with great love, perseverance and a good eye, all on a limited budget.

We feel sure that Lois would have approved of the fact that a major part of the sales from this catalogue will go to theducation of two underprivileged children. We hope you will share in our enthusiasm for Lois’ legacy.

Joshua Heller Rare Books offers this catalogue for free online, knowing that it will be an important addition to the collection of any miniature book collector and lover. Prices and availability of these titles is not guaranteed, and this copy is for reference only. Some of the books, however, are still available as of Summer 2008; please inquire at hellerbkdc@aol.com

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The Miniature Book Collection of Lois Boorman

Joshua Heller Rare Books, Inc., Washington DC

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JOSHUA HELLER Rare Books, Inc.
P O Box 39114 Washington D C 20016-9114 U S A
Telephone: 202/966-9411 Fax: 202/363-5658
E-Mail: HellerBkDC@aol.com www.joshuahellerrarebooks.com

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CATALOGUE THIRTY-ONE - FALL 2005
Over a period of many years – the late Eighties and throughout the Nineties – certain times in our book business came to be known as ‘Lois and Jodi’s afternoon’. The ladies were coming to tea! This was a ritual that was carefully nurtured and orchestrated to the total exclusion of the writer of this introduction. Great laughter and a careful exchange of news and gossip of events in the book world were traded. There was always much to talk about, especially a new miniature book that was about to be published – or to view a new arrival. The only interruption allowed was Lois’ exit from the get-together for a smoke in the garden. This comraderie of friends was something rarely seen. It was always a joyful and satisfying time. With her death Lois left behind a remarkable gathering of close to four hundred miniature books in the finest condition – she was a stickler for obtaining the best copies with the best provenance. In addition, the collection includes a group of interesting correspondence with collectors, printers and artists, as well as some reference books. Jodi, Lois’s heir, has now entrusted us with the results of the passion of this fine book collector. This catalogue, which has taken over four months to prepare, is a homage to Lois as collector and friend. Nearly two hundred books have been carefully and professionally photographed specially for this publication. The collection consists of miniature books about: - people and their presses: #30 - #54 - books about books, bookmaking and book people: #55 - $113 - alphabet books: #114 - #130 - a run of all the published titles of the Ash Ranch Press, together with correspondence between Don Hildreth and Kathryn Rickard: #131 - #161 - some stunning special copies and items in unique designer bindings and more fine examples from the collection: #162 - #396. All in all, a gathering of beautiful books that was assembled with great love, perseverance and a good eye, all on a limited budget. We feel sure that Lois would have approved of the fact that a major part of the sales from this catalogue will go to the education of two underprivileged children. We hope you will share in our enthusiasm for Lois’ legacy. Catalogue: Phyllis Heller - Photography: Neil Greentree - Our thanks to: Bel Rubinstein, Dan Yett, & Carol Zavis. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Conditions of sale:
All items listed in this catalogue are offered subject to prior sale. Each item has been carefully described as to condition. Any purchase may be returned within ten days after its receipt; if unsatisfactory for any reason - safe return shipment is client's responsibility. Payment terms for new clients are "remittance with order" or from our pro forma invoice. A finance charge of 1.5% per month will be added to all bills not paid within thirty days of the date of invoice. Libraries and institutions will be accommodated by special billing on request. Prices are net, in U.S. dollars. Postage and handling are extra on all orders. Overseas orders will be shipped airmail unless otherwise arranged. D.C. residents will be charged 5.75% Sales Tax. Possession of title remains with Joshua Heller Rare Books, Inc. until books are paid for in full. We purchase single volumes, collections, or libraries in our field of interest. We are pleased to welcome visitors by appointment and are centrally located near convenient bus and Metro stops. We accept Visa and Mastercard

The Miniature Book Collection of Lois Boorman

- Joshua Heller

Celebrating our Twentieth Anniversary

© Joshua Heller Rare Books, Inc. 2005.

“Lois Boorman (1922-2003) began collecting illustrated children’s books as an activity for her retirement. After being introduced to miniature books, they soon became the focus of her collecting efforts. Once she discovered the craftsmanship and beauty of books three inches or smaller, there was no holding back her enthusiasm for owning the best she could afford on her modest retirement budget.

ABOUT LOIS

Her father would have approved of her mini-collection of books about printers and their presses as well as her attraction to one-of-a-kind designer bindings. He would also have understood her willingness to have cereal for dinner for weeks at a time so she could gradually purchase an especially fine book she had found. Another of his lessons had been to avoid debt, which she followed throughout her life.

Lois came by her love of print from her father, a printer for the ‘Evening Star’ newspaper in Washington, DC. Growing up she saw her father’s pleasure when he brought home a well-printed book. She absorbed his passion about the craft of print. She came by her delight in elegance from her mother and incorporated both these ideas into her own individual style. Her passion was to find a book in as pristine state as possible - no flaws inside or out. Given a choice, she always preferred the particularly elegant, the deluxe edition, the most stunning book she could afford.

By 1981 Lois had begun to buy a few miniatures. As soon as she joined the Miniature Book Society she became engrossed in learning all she could about these books and those who made, sold, and enjoyed such tiny treasures. She attended only one Conclave in person, but poured over catalogs and read her copies of Bondy and Spielman with dedication. They made her eager to see any and all kinds of miniature books available. Well before the internet became a common research tool, her enthusiasm for the chase and her determination to locate a specific book fueled her search for those graceful books she could hold in one hand. Lois had a whimsical side as well, so you could never be entirely certain what might catch her eye. No matter its subject, an elegant creation would be carefully considered.

The joy and pleasure these books gave Lois is almost indescribable. She was very aware she was able to have them only because someone else had made a conscious decision to part with them. It is in this spirit that these books, so painstakingly and individually chosen, are available. There was a wonderful twinkle in her eye when Lois discussed books and an incredible single-mindedness when she was in pursuit of one. This catalog honors one woman’s niche in a particular genre of the book collecting world.” - Joanne Schwarz

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“Then there were the two ladies. One day I received a letter from a lady who wanted to come and see my books. She wanted to bring another lady and she even told their ages. No one had ever done that. We set up a date for a one day visit and they arrived at my door on time. One was a little younger than me, and the other was over 30 years younger than me. They were great friends and the older one (Lois) told me right off that if anything happened to her, all her books would go to Jody so they must never buy two books alike. That was not a problem because Jody likes word play books (she works in a children’s bookstore) and Lois likes elegance. You could not meet any two women who are so fervent, so keen, so inspiring and so just plain all fired up about miniature books. They are a delight to know. “They bought some books and went home and ordered more. They came back for a second two day visit. They bought books and went home and ordered more books. Jody writes interesting and sometimes long letters. Lois sends cards, short notes, and she telephones. What a charming adventure this is. “On their second visit I told the ladies about the book I had started on my adventures. That was a mistake because they gave me no peace. More, more, more was all I heard. I sent them a chapter and that made it worse. So, ladies, it’s on your heads. You got it. Now are you satisfied?” - Kathryn I. Rickard, My Adventures in Minibibiomania, 1996, p. 170-2. ----------------------------------------------------------------

ABOUT THE LADIES

Nos.1 & 375.

3. Vitrine for miniature books. 15” x 11.75” x 9.75”. Wood and glass with two glass shelves. Door opens with metal handle. $250.00 4. Vitrine for miniature books. 8.5” x 6” x 4.25”. Beveled glass with elaborate gilt metal trim and four legs. Padded tan cloth back with metal studs and padded tan cloth base. Door hinge needs slight repair. $250.00

2. Vitrine for miniature books. 19” x 12.75” x 6.75”. Wood and glass with two glass shelves. Gable front with paper shell decoration in the middle. Mirrored back. Door with metal knob. $250.00

1. Stand for miniature book. 1.375” x 3.25” x 1”. Handmade carved wood with spring to hold the book in place. Signed and dated - ‘Henry Eggerding 1982’. $85.00

RELATED ITEMS INCLUDING CORRESPONDENCE

THE CATALOGUE

No. 2.

6. Miniature picture frame. 2.125” x 1.75”. Brown enamel over metal frame edged on both outer and inner edges with bronze metal. Three-dimensional miniature metal tortoise on bottom of frame. Metal clip with ‘Jay Strongwater’ on back and narrow black metal holder for standing upright. $75.00
No. 3.

5. Vitrine for miniature books. 15” x 11.75” x 9.75”. Glass with metal frame with front door opening. Mirror backing. Two glass shelves - the top one with two divisions and the second shelf with one division. $125.00

7. Correspondence between Kathryn Rickard and Ruth E. Adomeit from November 1980 to March 1991. Typed letters signed, carbon copies of letters, handwritten notes and memos, prospectuses, Christmas cards, invoices, and a xeroxed article on Ruth E. Adomeit. 36 items in all. $250.00

No. 4.

8. Correspondence between Rabbi Kalman L. Levitan and Kathryn Rickard from March 1983 to 1990. 11 typed and hand signed letters and 1 note from Rabbi Levitan to Kathryn Rickard. 1 xeroxed letter and 1 handwritten letter from Kathryn Rickard to Rabbi Levitan. 1 Miniature Books Society Memorandum concerning the start-up of the Society. Xeroxed note from Doris Welsh to Kalman Levitan and his follow-up note to Kathryn Rickard. Details of the solid gold Miniature Book Society pin - Levitan only had 10 made. 2 Prospectuses - one for the Kaycee Press. Details concerning the Center for the Study of Miniature Books. 4 Season’s Greetings cards - some pop-up. As a group - $700.00 2

Nos. 9 & 161.

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Correspondence to Lois Boorman: Personal folder of the collector’s correspondence from Gwenda Morgan, Monica Poole and Betty Clark (1986-1989), with photograph of the collector by Bachrach. From Gwenda Morgan, British woodengraver - 11 handwritten letters 6 greeting cards From Monica Poole, British woodengraver - 6 typewritten signed letters 1 handwritten note 1 greeting card From Betty Clark, British dealer (1988-1989) - 13 typewritten signed letters 1 handwritten letter 1988 price list of Monica Poole woodengravings 1988 price list of Gwenda Morgan woodengravings 4 photographic reproductions of the work of various woodengravers. As a group $350.00 (American Art Association) An unusual Collection of Miniature Books Formed by A Lady. To be sold on Wednesday evening February 15, 1928 at 8:15. American Art Association Incorporated. New York. 6.75” x 4.75”. Black and white illustrations throughout. Set up on the Monotype in Italian Old Style. Sewn blue wrappers. Limited to 700 copies. The ‘Lady’ was Mrs. Wilbur M. Stone. Wrappers restored; brown marks from the glue showing on front wrapper. Minor tear. Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his bookplate. $350.00 NOTE: Two of the items listed later in the catalogue (#206 & 249) were included in this 1928 sale. REFERENCE MATERIAL

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(Amistad Press) Amistad Courier: A Newsletter About Miniature Books: 1 - 24. Published by Yolanda Carter of Amistad Press. July 1980 -May 1984. 11” x 9”. Complete. Includes supplements, Index (Index for first issues folded in), and a xeroxed letter from Y. Carter relating to the publishing of the Amistad Courier with an original inscription “To Kathryn / Rickard from / Yolanda”. Bound in book form with gilt titled red and marbled paper over board sides. Typwritten signed letter dated 3/10/86 from ‘Yolanda’ to ‘Kathryn’ laid in. $275.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. (Bloomsbury Book Auctions) Catalogue of An Important collection of Miniature Books, Other Valuable Printed Books and Two Illuminated Manuscripts to be sold by auction at 1.00 p.m. precisely on Thursday, 25 November 1999, at their rooms 3

(American Book Collector) Directory of Private Book Collectors and their subjects collected for 1972-1973. 11” x 8.5”. Special Number. 11” x 8.5”. Contains an article on ‘Miniature Incunabula’ by William Rodger. $10.00

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(Louis W. Bondy) Miniature Books: Their History from the beginnings to the present day. By Louis W. Bondy. Sheppard Press. London. 1981. First edition. 221 pages, includes Bibliography and Index. 8.5” x 6”. Color frontispiece. Black and white illustrations throughout. Red cloth with gilt title on spine. Illustrated dust jacket covered with mylar. Signed on the front free endpaper by Louis Bondy. $125.00 (Robert C. Bradbury) Twentieth Century United States Miniature Books. With bibliographic descriptions of each book arranged by publisher. The Microbibliophile. Vermont. 2000. 9.25” x 6.5”. Includes black and white reproductions of photographs of various printers, a List of Miniature Books by Author, Notes, sources, and Index to Publishers and Printers. Green cloth boards with title in gilt on spine and front. Dust jacket. Edition limited to 1000 copies. $100.00

in 3 & 4 Hardwick Street, off Rosebery Avenue, London. EC1R 4RY. Sale 360. 9.75” x 7.25”. Color and black & white illustrations. Orange wrappers. $15.00

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(Anne & David Bromer) 35 Miniature books in Designer Bindings. Boston. 1987. 4.5” x 4.5”. Illustrated in color throughout. Text in black. Gray wrappers with title in pink. $20.00

(Huntington Library) Henry E. Huntington’s Library of Libraries. By Donald C. Dickinson. San Marino, California. [1995.] First edition. 10.25” x 7.25”. Black and white illustrations throughout. Gray cloth over board. Dust jacket with picture of Huntington and the title. Corner slightly bumped. $30.00

(Catalogues) Group of catalogues: Bromer Booksellers: Catalog 42. Important Miniature books from the Collection of Rabbi Kalman L. Levitan. Catalog 93. Catalog 104: A Medley of Miniatures Catalog 104 1/2: A Medley of Micro Minis. A Midsummer Medley of Miniatures: Vol. 1. The Catharijne Press: Catalogue 13 - Miniature Books. Doris Frohnsdorff: Catalog 34: Miniature Books. Swann Galleries: 19th Century Literature Miniature Books: Thursday, May 15, 1997. As a group - $125.00

(Microbibliophile) The Microbibliophile: A Bimonthly Journal About Miniature Books. Published by Jon H. Mayo. North Clarendon, VT. Volume XXII - 4 - September, 1998: Volume XXII - 5 - November, 1998: Volume XXII - 6 - January, 1999: XXIII - 1 - March 1999: XXIII - 2 - May 1999. 8.5” x 7”. Stapled cream wrappers with color photographs. $40.00

(The Lilliputter Press) The News-Letters of the LXIVMOS. James D. Henderson, Scrivener. Complete 21 issues November, 1927 - November, 1929. With two authentic miniature attachments and a Foreword and Index by Robert E. Massmann, Director of Library Services, Central Connecticut State College. Woodstock, Vermont. 1968. 9.25” x 6.25”. Facsimile edition. Bound in red cloth boards. Edition of 500 copies. $80.00

(Arthur A. Houghton, Jr.) The Collection of Miniature Books formed by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Wednesday, December 5, 1979. Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd. London. 1979. 9.5” x 7.25”. Colored frontispiece. 19 black and white plates. One color plate. Pink wrappers. Price List laid in. Spine faded. $65.00

(Carteret Book Club) A Snuff-Boxful of Bibles. By Wilbur Macey Stone. With illustrations from the author’s collection. Newark. MCMXXVI. (1926.) 6.25” x 4.75”. Printed by Douglas C. McMurtrie, Inc. Bound in brown cloth spine and wood-veneer type paper boards with paper title label on front. One in an edition of 200 copies. Very good condition. Prospectus laid in. $225.00

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(Miniature Book Collector) The Miniature Book Collector. Published Quarterly by Achille J. St. Onge. Worcester, Massachusetts. Edited by Ruth E. Adomeit. Published quarterly. 4” x 3.375”. Colored wrappers. Vol. I - June, 1960. No. 1; Vol. I - December, 1960. No. 3; Vol. II - September, 1961. No. 2; Vol. II - December, 1961. No. 3; Vol. III - March, 1962. No. 4. $50.00

(Miniature Book News) Miniature Book News. Published by Julian I. Edison. St. Louis, Missouri. 9” x 5.75”. Vols. 1 52: 1965 - 1983. Illustrations in black and white. Bound in red leather with gilt title on front and spine; marbled endpapers. All edges decorated with small spots of red paint. First page only cut near text, but no text missing. $325.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Rickard, who had her set bound. With large gold bookplate on the front endpaper and her small bookplate a page later. 4

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(Miniature Book Society) 1) A Catalogue of The Miniature Book Competition. Compiled and Edited by Frank J. Anderson. 1988. 2.875” x 2.875”. Type was set by Miriam and Ken Irwin at Mosaic Press on a ALR computer. Cream wrappers with black title. 3000 copies. (Distinguished Book Award - See Item #119, Richard J. HOffman - The Story of the Alphabet. ) 2) Catalog of the 1989 Miniature Book Competition. Compiled and Edited by Frank J. Anderson. Hyattsville, Maryland. 1989. 5.5” x 4.25”. Black and white illustrations. Decorated wrappers. (Distinguished Book Award - See Item #207, Feathered Serpent - The Stage Coach. ) 3) Catalog of the 1990 Miniature Book Competition. Compiled and Edited by Valentine J. Poska. 1991. 5.5” x 4.25”. Black and white illustrations. Decorated wrappers. 4) Catalog of the 1991 Miniature Book Competition. Compiled and Edited by Eileen B. Cummings & Maryline Poole Adams. San Diego, California. 1991. 5.5” x 4.25”. Black and white illustrations. Decorated wrappers. (Distinguished Book Award - see Item #113, Xavier Press - Women Printers in Early Maryland.) 5) Catalog of the 1992 Miniature Book Competition. Compiled and Edited by Maryline Poole Adams. 1992. 5.5” x 4.25”. Black and white illustrations. Decorated wrappers. 6) Catalog of the 1993 Miniature Book Competition. Compiled and Edited by Edward H. Hutchins. 1993. 5.5” x 4.25”. Black and white illustrations. Decorated wrappers. (Distinguished Book Awards - See Item #122, Poole Press - Jack in the Box and Item #126, Sandlin’s Books - ABC for Booklovers.) 7) Catalog of the 1995 Miniature Book Competition. Compiled and Edited by Peter & Donna Thomas. 1995. 5.5” x 4.25”. Black and white illustrations. Decorated wrappers. 750 copies. 8) Catalog of the 1996 Miniature Book Exhibition. 1996. 5.5” x 4.25”. Black and white illustrations. Wrappers. (Distinguished Book Award - See Item #201, De Walden Press - The Malvern Story.) 9) 1997 Catalog for the Tenth Annual Miniature Book Exhibition. 1997. 5.5” x 4.25”. Black and white illustrations. Blue wrappers. 10) 1998 Catalog for the Eleventh Annual Miniature Book Competition. 1998. 5.5” x 4.25”. Black and white illustrations. Decorated wrappers. (Distinguished Book Award - See 170, Beaux Art Publishing - Graphic Art.) 11) Miniature Book Exhibition Catalogue 2000. 5.5” x 4.25”. Black and white illustrations. Blue wrappers. 12) Miniature Book Society Exhibition Catalog 2001. Compiled by Frank J. Anderson. 2001. 5.5” x 4.25”. Illustrations in color. Wrappers. 13) A Catalog of the 2002 Miniature Book Exhibition. Compiled and edited by Frank J. Anderson. 2002. 5.5” x 4.25”. Illustrations in color. Wrappers. 14) A Catalogue of the 2003 Miniature Book Exhibition. Compiled and Edited by Frank J. Anderson. 2003. 5.5” x 4.25”. Illustrations in color. Red wrappers. 15) Miniature Book Society Auction: August 30, 1997, Bethlehem, PA. 7” x 5.5” Stapled wrappers. As a group - $125.00 (Kathryn I. Rickard) A Bibliography of Miniature Books (1470-1965). Compiled by Doris Varner Welsh. Edited for publication with a Preface by Msgr. Francis J. Weber. Published by Kathryn I. Rickard. Cobleskill, New York. (1965.) 1989. 11.75” x 8.5”. Dark blue boards with gilt title on spine. Light blue dust jacket. Signed by Kathryn I. Rickard on page vii - Publisher’s Comments. Glued on to the title page is a label “With best wishes of the compiler Doris V. Welsh”, and signed by her in purple ink. An edition of 500 copies. $225.00

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(Achille J. St. Onge) Lilliputian Newspapers. By James D. Henderson, Scrivener of the LXIVMOS. Foreword by R.W. G. Vail. Worcester, Massachusetts. MCMXXXVI. (1936.) 7.75” x 5.375”. Designed by William Dana Orcutt and printed under his personal supervision at The Plimpton Press. Frontispiece of Wilbur Macey Stone and dedicated to him. Index. Cream cloth spine with green leather title label with gilt title, green paper boards with title in gilt on front. Laid in a pocket on the inside back cover are facsimiles of a letter and miniature newspapers. Top edge gilt. Deckle foreedge. Matching green slipcase. Slipcase spine starting to go at top and bottom. Limited edition of 1000 copies. $200.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. (Sothebys) Silver and Enamel Bindings. London. Friday 10th May 1985 at 11AM. (Many miniature bindings.) 10.75” x 8.25”. Black and white illustrations; some color illustrations. Laid in a blue cloth board folder with silver spine title label; back cover fits in pocket on back inside cover. $45.00

(Percy Edwin Spielmann) Catalogue of the Library of Miniature Books collected by Percy Edwin Spielmann. Together with some Descriptive Summaries. Edward Arnold. London. 1961. 8.75” x 5.75”. Black and white frontispiece and plates. Maroon leather spine with gilt title, variegated light gray boards. Top edge red. Cream dust jacket with title in red on front and spine. Mylar covers. No. 336 in an edition of 500 copies in a limited edition. $400.00 Provenance: With the bookplate of ‘E.P. M.’ 5

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(Black Cat Press) Bibliography of Miniature Books and Ephemera 1961-1977. Two volumes. Compiled with Notes by Norman W. Forgue and an Introduction by Richard Cady. Chicago/Skokie, Illinois. 1977. 2.75” x 2.25”. Illustrated. Typography and designed by Norman W. Forgue. Printed in Linotype Garamond on Strathmore Pastel Ivory paper by Alpha Beta Press. Bound by Bela Blau in brown leather, with gilt title on spine and press mark on front. Patterned endpapers. Marbled paper slipcase. An edition of 249 copies. $225.00 (Black Cat Press) Miniature Books Relating ... To Postage Stamps. A Bibliography. Two Volumes. Compiled by Kalman L. Levitan. Introduction by Robert E. Massmann. Skokie, Illinois. 1983. 2.75” x 2.25”. Frontispiece of Volume One has a tip-in of the first experimental mini-stamp issued by the United States Postal Service, January 11, 1978. Design, typography and production by Norman W. Forgue. Composed in Linotype Melior and printed on Coronado Text paper. Handbound by Bela Blau in red leather with gilt title on front and spine. Red and gold patterned endpapers. Printed in a limited edition for private distribution. Signed by Kalman l. Levitan. $200.00 Printed on cream paper is Soliloquy of a Postage Stamp by Ernest W. Brady bound into Volume Two as a Keepsake for Friends. Black Cat Press. Skokie, Illinois. 1978. (Black Cat Press) The Miniature World of Norman Forgue. By James Guthrie. Skokie, Illinois. 1983. 2.625” x 2”. Design, typography and production by Norman W. Forgue. Photographic reproductions in color and black and white throughout. Printed on Coronado Opaque paper by Alpha Beta Press. Bound by Bela Blau in tan leather with brown title on spine and front. Photograph endpapers. One of 249 copies signed by Norman W. Forgue. $75.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

MINIATURE BOOKS - THEIR PEOPLE AND THEIR PRESSES

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(Bridwell Library) Miniature Literature: The Stanley Marcus Collection of Miniature Books at Bridwell Library 26 February 27 May 1995. Curated by David J. Lawrence. Dallas. 3” x 3”. Black and white photographs printed in duotone. Set in Linotype Granjon and printed letterpress on Rives paper at The Sun Hill Press, Massachusetts. Bound in blue and white patterned cover papers designed by Elisabeth Hyder; paper title label on front. No. 297 in an edition of 500 copies. $60.00 (Anne C. Bromer) Miniature Books Deserve More Respect. By Anne C. Bromer. Boston. 1985. 2.875” x 2.25”. Cream wrappers with black title. An edition of 750 copies. This copy with the printed name ‘Anne C. Bromer’ crossed out and handwritten on the front cover. Inside wrapper includes the handwritten words ‘For Lois’; and the back cover has the inscription “Since writing this article ten years ago, miniature books have come to be respected and to be loved by customers like yourself. With much appreciation, Anne Bromer. 12.95”. $35.00 The article was published in the AB Bookman’s Weekly, Autumn 1985.

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(Castle Press) Minibibliophilia. By Msgr. Francis J. Weber. Dawson’s Book Shop. Los Angeles, California. 1979. Printed by Grant Dahlstrom at The Castle Press, Pasadena. 2.75” x 2.125”. Tip-in frontispiece of Msgr. Weber’s bookplate. Maroon leather spine with gilt title, marbled paper boards. One in an edition of 250 copies. $60.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. (Dawson’s Book Shop) Miniature Books. By Harry Lyman Koopman. Los Angeles. 1968. 1.875” x 1.375”. First miniature printed by Grabhorn-Hoyem. San Francisco. Last book designed by Bruce Rogers. Printed in black with blue decoration on each page. White covers with title and decoration in blue on spine. An edition of 400 copies. $150.00

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(Julian I. Edison) Miniature Books. St. Louis, Missouri. 1970. Book and binding designed by Jack R. Levien, Holland. 2.625” x 2”. Printed by Koninklijke Drukkerij Van De Garde, Holland. Black and white reproductions of miniature books throughout. Bound in red leather with a gilt arch on the front cover and title page which is the symbol of St. Louis, where Mr. Edison resided. All edges gilt. $150.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. Also with the Bookplate of ‘ALP’, who was the mentor of Rickard. (Junipero Serra Press) Dean of Microbibliophiles. By Msgr. Francis J. Weber. 1993. Printed in Galliard and bound by the Tabula Rasa Press in light peach/beige paper with black title on spine and front with reproduction of Wilbur Macey Stone’s Bookplate. No. 32 of 125 copies. A treatise on Wilbur Macey Stone (1862-1941.) $55.00

(Robert E. Massmann) The Bibliomidgets of Achille J. St. Onge: A Memorial and a Bibliography. [New Britain, Connecticut.] 1979. 2.375” x2”. Design, typography and binding by Robert E. Massmann. Printed in Bodoni Book on Crane 100% Rag Antique Laid watermarked paper. Frontispiece tip-in of St. Onge. Bound in red leather with paper title label on front. Card slipover cover with title on front. An edition of 1000 copies. $125.00 6

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(Miniature Book Society) Small is Beautiful. [By] Louis W. Bondy. Edited with a Preface by Msgr. Francis J. Weber. 1987. 2.5” x 2.25”. Designed, typeset, printed and bound by Tabula Rasa Press, of Morro Bay, California, on a commission from the Miniature Book Society. Bound in blue cloth with gilt decoration on spine and title on front. One in an edition of 400 copies. $90.00 Contains the text of Bondy’s Keynote Address delivered at the M.B.S. Conclave III. (Miniature Book Society) Grande Dame. By Evron S. Collins. Cincinnati. 2003. 2.5” x 2”. Frontispiece sketch of Ruth Adomeit by Jenny Nutting, with four black and white photographic reproductions of her towards the end of the book. Printed on Nekoose Textweave paper by letterpress at John Henry’s Cedar Creek Press in Bodoni Book. Bound in blue cloth (Adomeit’s favorite color) with gilt title label on front and side. Blue patterned endpapers. An edition of 400 copies, distributed exclusively to members of the Miniature book Society. $45.00 About Ruth Adomeit, the ‘Grande Dame of Miniature Books’.

(Robert E. Massmann) The Exquisitry of William Lewis Washburn. By Robert E. Massmann. New Britain. [CT] 1999. 2.625” x 2.25”. Illustrated. Typography, design and binding by Robert E. Massmann. Bound in black cloth with paper label on front cover. In a slipcover with title and laid in a card box with gold bottom and maroon decorated top with paper title label. No. 46 of 99 copies. $75.00 The book includes a complete listing of Washburn’s miniature books published from 1929-1942 with some of the illustrations used in the originals and original selling prices.

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(Opuscula Press) Discovering Miniature Christmas Books: A Selected Check-List. By Robert F. Hanson. Venice, Florida. 1980. 2.75” x 2.5”. Hand bound in green wrappers with title on front. No. 48 in a numbered edition of 200 copies signed by Robert F. Hanson. With an inscription on the back free endpaper “For Irene Winterstein with thanks, Bob Hanson 12/2/80”. Small Bookplate laid in: “From the Collection of Irene Winterstein”. Printed dedication to Norman W. Forgue. White wraparound slipcase printed in red. $40.00 This is the third book in a series of ‘Discovering Miniature ...’ by this press. (Kathryn I. Rickard) The Kathryn I. Richard Miniature Book Collection. Robert H. Goddard Library. Clark University. 1996. 2.875” x 2.5” Frontispiece of Kathryn I. Rickard. Set in Palatino by Aldus Pagemaker on a Macintosh. Compiled by Robert C. Bradbury. Sewn wrappers with black title on cover. Signed (unreadable). No. 4 in an edition of 75 copies. $35.00 (Russian Miniature Books) Miniature Books USSR. Volume I & Volume II. Publisher ‘Book’. Moscow. 1975. 3” x 2.125”. Volume I - Pre-Revolutionary Publications: Volume II - Publications of the Soviet Period. Under the general redaction of Dr. of Pedagogical Science Professor O.S. Chubar’yan. With black and white and some color plates of miniatures. Bound in green leather with gilt title and gilt and relief decorations. $100.00

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(Schori Press) Miniature Books Published by The Press of Ward Schori. Robert H. Goddard Library. Clark University. 35th Anniversary Exhibit. [Worcester, Massachusetts. July, 1997.] 2.875” x 2.625”. Photographs of Ward and Margaret Schori as well as other black and white illustrations. Printed by photolithography at The Schori Press, Evanston, Illinois, made possible by a donation from Margaret H. Schori. Editing, design and typography a joint effort of John Schori and Robert Bradbury. Pale green wrappers with black cover titling done by letterpress in Ward’s basement print shop. An edition of 200 copies. $40.00

(Schori Press) Miniature Books Published by The Press of Ward Schori. Robert H. Goddard Library. Clark University. 35th Anniversary Exhibit. [Worcester, Massachusetts. July, 1997.] 2.875” x 2.625”. Photographs of Ward and Margaret Schori as well as other black and white illustrations. Printed by photolithography at The Schori Press, Evanston, Illinois, made possible by a donation from Margaret H. Schori. Editing, design and typography a joint effort of John Schori and Robert Bradbury. Bound in blue leather with gilt title on spine and a simple blind tooled design on both front and back. Silk head and tail bands. Marbled endpapers. A marbled paper portfolio by Richard Hordon in the back holds original title pages for Schori’s first 10 miniature books. Matching marbled paper slipover. An edition of 200 copies. This is one of 26 Deluxe copies in full leather and with the portfolio. $250.00

(Private Press of Don W. Sanford) Why Collect Miniature Books? By Don W. Sanford. [In 3 parts.] Ingleside, IL. 1992. 3” x 2”. Set in Goudy and lithographically printed on Mohawk Superfine. White wrappers with title and decoration on front of each booklet. Staples. Published as a Keepsake for various Grand Conclaves of the Miniature Book Society. Part I - September 4-7, 1992, in San Diego, California. An edition of 200 copies, signed by Don Sanford. Part II - September 3-6, 1993, in Chicago, Illinois. An edition of 200 copies, signed by Don Sanford. Part III - A Modern Response. - September 2-5, 1994, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. An edition of 125 copies, signed by Don Sanford. $70.00 7

50. (Tamazunchale Press) My Favorite Miniature Book. Nine Essays by Collectors of Miniature Books. Newton, Iowa. 1984. 2.5” x 1.75”. Printed in No. 49. Trinité type by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Holland. Bound by Reliure d’Art du Centre S.A., France, in black leather with gilt title on front. Faith Harrison marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 4 in an edition of 250 copies, signed by Charlotte Smith. $50.00 51.

49. (Tamazunchale Press) Autographs of Miniature Book Publishers. Newton. [Iowa.] 1983. 2” x 2.875”. Facsimile autographs from 80 different presses - often with comments. Cards in clear Plexiglass boards with title page showing through; holes in card with polyurethane loop and blue bow to bind the contents. Edition of 250 copies. $30.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

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(Doris Varner Welsh) Miniature Books from the Collection of Doris Varner Welsh. Robert H. Goddard Library. Clark University. Worcester, Massachusetts. 1995. 3” x 2.5”. Frontispiece of Doris Varner Welsh. Set in Palatine type by Aldus Pagemaker on a Macintosh. Compiled by Robert C. Bradbury. Wrappers with black title on front. Compliments Slip of the Miniature Book Society laid in. No. 57 of 75 copies. $35.00 (Doris Varner Welsh) Miniature Books by Doris Varner Welsh. Chicago, Illinois. Originally printed in 1952. 5” x 3.375”. Printed at The Phoenix, Richmondville, New York. Blue wrappers with black title on front. Printed by offset on acidfree paper in January of 1988. 250 copies. $25.00 BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS, BOOKMAKING & BOOK PEOPLE

(Wee Willie’s Workshop) G.H. Petty and His Private Press. Dundee, Michigan. 1962. Frontispiece reproduction of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Bookplate. Photographic tip-in of Petty. Printed by Philip Weygand. Bound with brown cloth spine and decorated paper boards. An edition of 100 copies. $200.00 Includes a list of the 6 miniature books printed by Weygand.

(Tamazunchale Press) Publisher’s Favorite. Six Essays by Publishers of Miniature Books. Newton, Iowa. 1988. 2.5” x 1.75”. Printed in Trinité type by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Holland. Bound by Reliure d’Art du Centre S.A., France, in gray leather with gilt title on front and spine. Faith Harrison marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 4 in an edition of 250 copies, signed by Charlotte M. Smith. $95.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. [See group photograph, page 59.]

55. (Alembic Press) A Little Black Book. [By Claire Bolton.] Marcham. 1995. 2.75” x 2.5”. Handset and printed in black with red. Bound in heavy textured black boards in a Coptic binding with eight red sewn sections across the spine. No. 58 of 100 copies. A type specimen book demonstrating the ‘black’ letter typefaces in the Alembic Press. $95.00
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56. (Alembic Press) Miniature Pastepapers. Text and decorative papers by Claire Maziarcsyk. Marcham. 1998. 3” x 2.75”. Accordion fold. Printed and with samples on both sides of the book. Monotype set by Claire Bolton. 12 samples of pastepapers. Boards bound in metallic gold & black; paper title label on front. Matching pastepaper slipcover. No. 81 in an edition of 140 copies. $125.00 57. (Beaverdam Press) Printers on Morris. Edited by John J. Walsdorf. Beaverton, Oregon. 1981. 3” x 2.25”. Printed on Strathmore Text in a total edition of 360 copies. Set in Garamond.

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Frontispiece engraved on wood by Barry Moser. Red floral and animal design paper engraved by Sara Chamberlain. Black leather spine. No. 130 of 300 copies thus; total edition of 326. $125.00

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(Black Cat Press) The Homecoming of The Lost Book. By Eugenie Schwarewald from the German by Albert Henry Allen. Chicago, Illinois. 1961. 2.5” x 1.7”. Design and typography by N.W.F. Printed on Berestoke, handmade in England. Blue leather spine with gilt title and blue Japanese paper boards. One of 300 copies. Spine and top of back board sightly faded. Spine states “The Return of The Lost Book” which is incorrect. $110.00 Provenance: From the collections of Doris V. Welch and Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With the blue Bookplate “DVW 1992 KIR”. (Black Cat Press) The Homecoming of the Lost Book. By Eugenie Schwarewald from the German of Albert Henry Allen. Chicago, Illinois. 1961. 2.5” x 1.625”. One of a few copies bound in full blue leather with marbled endpapers. Gilt title on spine and gilt illustration on front board. Top edge uncut. An edition of 300 copies. Signed by Norman W. Forgue. $150.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Black Cat Press) More Tales for Bibliophiles. A set of 3 Volumes. [Chicago.] Although dated 1945, this set was not published until approximately 20 years later. 2.25” x 1.75”. In a marbled paper over board slipcase. I - Books Interchanged by Hayno Focken. Translated by Theodore W. Koch. Designed by Norman W. Forgue. Printed in black with red in Monotype Roman. Bound by Bela Blau in red leather with gilt title on spine and front; gilt decoration. Marbled endpapers. Printed in a very limited edition. II - Bookbinder of Hort. By L. Von Sacher-Masock. Translated by Theodore W. Koch. Designed by Norman W. Forgue. Printed in black with brown in Monotype Roman. Bound by Bela Blau in brown leather with gilt title on spine and front; No. 59. gilt decoration. Marbled endpapers. Printed in a very limited edition. III - The Elzevir. By Fedor Von Zobeltitz. Translated by Theodore W. Koch. Designed by Norman W. Forgue Printed in black with green in Monotype Roman. Bound by Bela Blau in green leather with gilt title on spine and front; gilt decoration. Marbled endpapers. Printed in a very limited edition. $250.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Bela Blau) Book Shops. By L.C.P. (Lawrence Clark Powell) Printed by W.M. Cheney for Roy V. Boswell as a keepsake for Banqueteers. Fifth California Antiquarian Book Fair. Ambassador Hotel. Los Angeles. November 1965. 2.375” x 1.625”. Bound by Bela Blau in brown calf, gilt-stamped title on front and spine. Scarce. $200.00 Provenance: From the collection of Raymond A. Smith and the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With their Bookplates.

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(Black Cat Press) Author’s Proof. By Louis Zara. Skokie, Illinois. [n.d.] 2.25” x 1.625”. Design and typography by Norman W. Forgue. Printed on rag-content paper. Hand bound by Bela Blau in brown leather with gilt title on spine, and decorative ‘A’ in gilt on the front board. Marbled endpapers. French fold. One in an edition of 249 copies. $85.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. (Black Cat Press) The Man in the Smock from the Memoirs of an ex-Girl Friday. Part I. By Carla Harris. Skokie, Illinois. [n.d.] 2.5”x 1.75”. Design and typography by Norman W. Forgue. Frontispiece of Forgue. Printed on Strathmore Antique in Linotype Fairfield by Alpha Beta Press. Bound by Bela Blau in blue leather with gilt title on front. Patterned endpapers. One in an edition of 249 copies. $85.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

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(Black Cat Press) Printing: A Modest Art. Based on an Address delivered at the University of Oklahoma October 22, 1947. By Will Ransom. Skokie, Illinois. 2.5” x 2”. Design, typography & production by Norman W. Forgue. Printed by offset lithography on Coronado Text paper at the Schori Press. Bound by Bela Blau in red leatherette with gilt title on spine and front. Toning marbled endpapers. One in an edition of 249 copies, initialed by Norman W. Forgue. $85.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. 9

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(Anne & David Bromer) No. V-109: The Biography of a printing press. By Henry Morris. [Boston.] 1978. 2.375” x 1.875”. Printed at the Bird & Bull Press on handmade paper and set in Kennerley types. Bound by E.G. Parrot with gilt-titled tan spine, and purple patterned paper boards. Gray endpapers. Number 146 in an edition of 150 copies, signed by Henry Morris. $350.00 The first and last miniature to be printed at the Bird & Bull Press and the first Bird & Bull checklist to appear in print signed by Morris. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Black Cat Press) Yesterdays. Recollections and Reflections on Growing Up in Newton, Iowa. By Thomas R. Smith. Skokie, Illinois. 1982. 2.625” x 2”. Printed for the author for private distribution. Design and typography by Norman W. Forgue. Illustrated with photographic reproductions. Printed in Linotype Fairfield on Teton Antique Paper by The Schori Press. Bound by Bela Blau In brown wood veneer with title on spine and on front. Patterned endpapers. Address label of Thomas R. Smith in Newton, Iowa laid in. 250 copies, of which only 100 are for sale. $95.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Anne & David Bromer) No. V-109: The Biography of a printing press. By Henry Morris. [Boston.] 1978. 2.25” x 1.75”. Printed at the Bird & Bull Press on handmade paper and set in Kennerley types. Bound by E.G. Parrot in vellum with silver title on front gold patterned endpapers. Unnumbered copy in an edition of 150 copies. $225.00 The title refers to the number of the Bird & Bull’s printing press, which saw 53 years of service. (Columbian 415 Chappel) Fine Printing and the ‘80’s. By Edward Petko. Los Angeles. California. [n.d.] 2.875” x 2.375”. Printed on Urabec-Hoffman all-rag handmade paper. Bound in red/brown marbled paper over board with paper title label on spine. An edition of 100 copies. $150.00 (Private Press of Muir Dawson) A Visit with Dr. R. By Ernest Dawson. 1968. First published in 1948. 2.5” x 2”. Titlepage with cut-out ‘R’. Designed and executed by Robert E. Massmann. Printed at Art Press. Bound in maroon cloth with paper title label on front. No. 64 of 120 numbered copies. $125.00

(Dawson’s Book Shop) Early Events in the Life of Thomas Dawson. Los Angeles. 1973. 2.375” x 1.875”. Printed for Glen Dawson and Muir Dawson by William M. Cheney. Bound in brown leather with gilt title on spine. One in an edition of 250 copies. $75.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

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(Dawson’s Book Shop) Autobiography of W.M.C. [William M. Cheney.] Downey. 1988. 3” x 2.5”. Frontispiece reproduction of a slate cut by David Kindersley. Illustrated with photographic reproductions. Printing by William M. Cheney. Bound by Bela Blau in brown cloth with small label on spine and black illustration on front. $65.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Dawson’s Book Shop) Francis J. Weber: The Monsignor of the Archives. By Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. Los Angeles. 1983. 2.125” x 2”. Illustration by Anthony F. Kroll. Printed in handset Bembo types on Lana Laid Rag on a 1900 Chandler & Price pilot press owned by Edward Petko, M.D. Bound by Bela Blau with brown cloth spine, black title; illustration and title in brown and black on cream board sides. One in an edition of 250 copies. $45.00

(G.M. Echaniz) The 12 June 1539 Contracts. [In English and Spanish.] Mexico. 1964. 1.875” x 1.625”. Bound in red leather with gilt tooled decoration and gilt title on front. Small metal clasp, initialed ‘JP’ to close book. One of only 15 copies imprinted especially for Thomas W. McDonald. Juan Pables established the first printing shop in America and this is a facsimile and translation of his contract with Juan Cromberger, Master Printer in Seville. $95.00 (Fleece Press) The Fleece Press Guide to the Art of Wood Engraving. By George Tute. Woolley. [U.K.] 1986. 2.675” x 2.125”. Illustrations by various woodengravers, all printed from the original blocks. In an edition of 250 copies, this is one of 5 Specials bound by Angela James to her own design. Full black leather with a design of an opened box with gold stars on red, blue green and yellow flares coming out of the box. Doublures of turquoise and pink leather. Speckled endpapers. On the back cover is the word ‘BOX’ repeated to form a square decoration. Initials for title on the spine in gilt. A loose woodengraving by George Tute is laid in. In a gray cloth dropback box lined with cream felt and leather title label with gilt lettering on spine. $1250.00 The first Fleece Press miniature.

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(Fleece Press) The Fleece Press Guide to the Art of Wood Engraving. By George Tute. Woolley. [U.K.] 1986. 3” x 2.125”. Nine illustrations by various woodengravers, all printed from the original blocks. Handset. Bound by Smith Settle in full blue leather. Blue cloth slipcase. This is one of 40 in full leather in a total edition of 295 copies. A loose print by George Tute is laid-in at the back of the Special copies. Spine slightly faded. $300.00 10

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(Fleece Press) The Fleece Press Guide to the Art of Wood Engraving. By George Tute. Woolley. [U.K.] 1986. 3” x 2.125”. Nine illustrations by various woodengravers, all printed from the original blocks. Handset. Bound in Liberty fabric over boards with paper title label. Blue cloth slipcase with title on spine. One in a total edition of 295 copies. $100.00 The first Fleece Press miniature.Engravers include Joan Hassall, Monica Poole, George Mackley, Peter Forster, John Lawrence, Kathleen Lindsley and Jane Lydbury.

The first Fleece Press miniature. Engravers include Joan Hassall, Monica Poole, George Mackley, Peter Forster, John Lawrence, Kathleen Lindsley and Jane Lydbury.

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(Fleece Press) Stanley Morison: Man of Letters. [By] Beatrice Warde. [Wakefield, West Yorkshire.] 2.625” x 2”. Second miniature of The Fleece Press printed by hand by Simon Lawrence. Bound by Smith Settle in beige and white cloth with paper title label on spine. Blue cloth slipcase. Beatrice Warde’s obituary of Morison with an accompanying alphabet of letters taken from some of the typefaces which were introduced during Morison’s career with Monotype Corp. An edition of 240 copies. $75.00 (Fleece Press) A Guide to the Hand Press. By Ward Ritchie. Engravings by Anthony Christmas. [Wakefield, West Yorkshire.1989.] 2.875” x 2.125”. Printed by Simon Lawrence and bound by Smith Settle in brown and cream patterned boards with paper title label on front. An edition of 200 copies. $135.00

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(Fleece Press) The Art of Binding Books. [By] Angela James. Illustrated by Antony Christmas. [Wakefield, W. Yorkshire. 1991.] 2” x 2.875”. Text set in Van Diuck at The Rocket Press. Bound by Angela James in leather in an abstract design of mustard, navy, red, and blue leather inlays with gray paper; doublures of mustard and cream leather with gray paper and painted endpage to match; back doublure in red and blue leather with gray paper and toning painted back free endpaper. Laid in a red leather envelope type folder lined with blue felt, and a triangular yellow clasp with elastic tie. In an edition of 290 copies, this is one of 10 Special copies bound by Angela James to her own design and signed and dated by her. $1500.00 Together with: The New Bookbinder: Journal of Designer Bookbinders. Volume 13, 1993. 11” x 8.5”. The first article is on Angela James and her use of color. Front cover color illustration is of Angela James with a miniaturee book, with her bindings illustrated on the back cover. As can be seen, each binding of the 10 Specials is a unique variant. (Fleece Press) In Praise of John Baskerville. A tribute by F.E. Pardoe. Illustrated by Anthony Christmas. [Wakefield, West Yorks.] 1994. 2.125” x 2. 875”. Printed at the Rocket Press. Bound by Smith Settle in decorated paper with paper title label. 260 copies. $65.00

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(Karli Frigge) Double Face. Two-sided paper especially marbled for this sampler by Karli Frigge. [Holland.] 1991. 1.75” x 1.25”. Published by Frits Knuf. Bound by Het Balkon in marbled cloth by Karli Frigge with green paper title label on front. One in an edition of 55 copies. 11

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(Good Book Press) Rags Make Paper. Santa Cruz. 1985. 1.5” x 1.25”. Printed letterpress on Peter Thomas’s handmade paper with linoleum cuts by Donna Thomas. Tan leather spine with relief title on spine, handmade paper boards. No. 84 in an edition of 225 copies. $65.00 83. (Clifford L. Helbert) Dunlap and Claypoole: Printers to George Washington and the American Congress. By Herbert Kerkow. Privately published by The ABCDarium of Clifford L. Helbert. Milwaukee, WI. 1988. 3.125” x2.5”. Produced in honor of the Constitutional Bicentennial. Black and white illustration of Claypoole. Black spine with gilt title; paper title label on gray handmade paper boards. Gray Fabriano endpapers. No. 22 in an edition of 200 numbered copies. From an article in The Inland Printer, 81:4 July 1928. $45.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

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(Hillside Press) Printer’s Marks and Colophons. By Frank Irwin. Tilton, New Hampshire. 1976. 2.25” x 2”. Illustrations of Press Marks. Handset and printed in Bulmer Roman. Bound in yellow cloth with black title on spine and press devise on front. No. 243 of 250 copies. $50.00 (Hillside Press) The Plantin Press. By Frank Irwin. With Illustrations by Joseph Pennell. Buffalo, New York. 1978. 2.375” x 1.875”. Printed in Bulmer Roman. Hand bound in white leatherette with gilt title on spine and gilt illustration on front. Marbled endpapers. No. 45 in a total edition of 325 copies, most bound in cloth. $60.00 Provenance: From the collections of Arlene B. Potter and Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With their Bookplates. (Hillside Press) T.E. Lawrence and Fine Printing. By Philip M. O’Brien. Printed in cooperation with Lorson’s Books & Prints. Buffalo, New York. 1980. 2.25” x 2”. Printed on Rives imported paper. Cream boards with gilt title on spine. No. 182 in an edition of 375 numbered copies. $45.00

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(Junipero Serra Press) C.E.D. “The Lady.” [Carrie Estelle Doheny.] [By] Msgr. Francis J. Weber. [San Fernando, California.] 1988. 2.75” x 2”. Printed offset. Bound in blue leather with title in gilt on front. All edges gilt. Frontispiece is the small green leather goldstamped bookplate of Estelle Doheny. One of 300 copies. $95.00

(Junipero Serra Press) The Unfinished Psalter. [By] Msgr. Francis J. Weber. San Fernando, California. [n.d.] 2.875” x 2”. Frontispiece of a 1939 3c. stamp of a printing press tipped-in. Printed letterpress in Baskerville on English book paper. Bound in blue leather with gilt title on front board. All edges gilt. One in an edition of 200 copies, signed by Msgr. Weber. $95.00

(Hillside Press) William Morris. By M.J. Mackail. With Five Illustrations. Roswell, Georgia. 1983. 2.5” x 2”. Set by hand in Bulmer and printed on Kelsey Egg-tint paper. Bound in blue cloth with title in red on spine and ‘Kelmscott’ in red on the front. Hand colored endpapers. No. 140 in an edition of 275 copies. Signed by Eleanor Irwin. $45.00

(Hillside Press) Victor Hammer. By Eleanor Irwin. Centennial Edition. Buffalo, New York. 1982. 2.375” x 2”. Frontispiece of Victor Hammer. Black and white illustrations. Set in Bulmer Roman and printed on Rives imported paper. Bound in red leather with gilt title on spine and initials on the front. No. 130 in an edition of 250 copies, signed by Eleanor Irwin. $50.00

(Kitemaug Press) William Parks: Williamsburg Printer. Spartanburg. [S.C.] 1991. 2.375” x 2.25”. Frontispiece of a printing press. Printed by Frank J. Anderson on Ragston paper. Bound in brown wrappers with illustration of printing press and title in black on front. An edition of 150 copies printed as a Keepsake of the Miniature Book Society ‘s Conclave IX held in Williamsburg, Virginia, October 11-14, 1991. $30.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her purple stamp of KIR and two roses - with the date ‘1992’ in ink beneath. 12

(Kitemaug Press) 6 and 8 point Type Specimens. Spartanburg. 1976. 2.25” x 1.5”. Illustrated. Sewn brown wrappers with title on front. No. 48 of about 100 copies printed and bound by Frank J. Anderson. $30.00

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(Mel Kavin) You can judge a book by its cover. A brief survey of materials by Bernard Middleton. Edited by David Pankow. Published by Mel Kavin and printed by Henry Morris. 1994. 3.125” x 2.5”. Designed by Ward Ritchie, illustrated by John de Pol, typeset by Patrick Reagh. Unique binding by Deborah Evetts in red morocco with design of colored inlays and onlays of leather, floral paper and gold tooling. Head and tail bands sewn in blue and white. Gray/white marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Binder’s stamp at base of back cover pastedown. In a lined maroon leather box originally from another book! One in an edition of 500 copies, signed by Bernard Middleton, John de Pol,

Unique binding by Deborah Evetts

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(Mosaic Press) Silver Bindings from the Cornelius J. Hauck Collection at the Cincinnati Historical Society. Written by Miriam Irwin. Photographs by J. Hill Manon. Cincinnati. 1983. 3” x 2.275”. Black and white illustrations throughout. Typeset in Century Schoolbook and hand bound at the Cincinnati Bindery. Bound in black cloth with silver decoration on front and silver title on spine. $45.00 Published in honor of the first Grand Conclave of Miniature Book Publishers, held September 1983.

Ward Ritchie, Patrick Reagh, Henry Morris, Tini Miura, Einen Miura and Mel Kavin. [Tini Miura bound 10 special copies at the time.] $1750.00

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(Opuscula Press) The Golden Age of American Bookplate Design 1890-1925. By Francis W. Allen. Mattituck, New York. 1979. 2.375” x 2”. Examples of five bookplates tipped-in. Printed in Press Roman on Strathmore Writing paper. Blue cloth boards. Dust jacket with title on spine and front. No. 32 in an edition of 300 copies, signed by Robert F. Hanson. Spine slightly darkened. $50.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

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(Press of the Indiana Kid) The Tightwad and the Isfahan Columbian. [By James Lamar Weygand.] Nappanee, Indiana. 1975. Two illustrations. Printed and bound by James L. Weygand in dusky rose paper with black title on spine and paper illustration label on front. One in an edition of about 35 copies, signed by James L. Weygand. Slight fading to top of back board. [See illustration top of p.14.] $195.00

(Press of the Indiana Kid) Search for an Albion. [By James Lamar Weygand.] Printed for Maestro Books. Nappanee, Indiana. 1963. 2.625” x 1.875”. Light green boards with black and white illustration on back and front; black title on spine. One in an edition of 100 copies. First Weygand miniature. [See illustration top of p.14.] $250.00

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(Press of the Indiana Kid) A Solar Printing Press 1878. Nappanee, Indiana. 1978. 2.75” x 1.875”. For Maestro Books. Fold-out black and white engraving of the solar press. Set, printed & bound by James Lamar Weygand. Orange paper over boards with cover linocut by Joy Weygand and black title on spine. About 45 copies. $150.00 99. (Press of the Indiana Kid) Ex Libris Minimus: The Book. Nappanee, Indiana. Finished December 1987. 2.75” x 1.875”. Designed, set, printed and bound by James Lamar Weygand. Bookplate color schemes by Joy Weygand. Maroon spine with gilt title; marbled paper boards with paper title label on front. One in an edition of about 60 copies. $135.00

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100. (Patrick Reagh Printers) Glen Dawson - A Bookman Turns 80. By Thomas F. Andrews. June 1992. 2.875” x 2.125”. Printed in Monotype Baskerville types. Designed by Scott Fruetel and sewn in white card wrappers with red title on front by Ruth Hoffman. A Keepsake issued in an edition of 300 copies. $25.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. (Press of Ward Schori) Calligraphy & Lettering. Quotations collected by G. Harvey Petty. Evanston, Illinois. 1984. 2” x2.625”. Calligraphy by G. Harvey Petty. Textured beige paper with title in black on spine and black decoration on front. Calligraphic endpapers. [200 copies.] Signed by Ward K. Schori. $85.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

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(Schori Press) Printshop Nostalgia: Cartoons. ‘Old Days in the Printshop’. By John T. Nolf. Originally published in The Island Printer Magazine. With a Preface by J.L. Frazier, Editor, The Island Printer Magazine. Evanston, Illinois. 1989. Brown leather with title in brown on spine and front board.Endpapers miniaturized from the original book. In an edition of 200 copies, this is an unnumbered copy. $80.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. (Achille J. St. Onge) Formats and Foibles: A Few Books Which Might Be Called Curious. By Walter Hart Blumenthal. Worcester. [MA] 1956. 2.375” x 1.875”. Printed on Monotype Plantin on Barcham Green’s White Wove handmade paper by The Chiswick Press, London. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, in red leather with gilt title and decoration on front board, gilt title on spine and gilt feather on back board. Red patterned endpapers. All edges gilt. One in an edition of 300 copies. $200.00

104.

(Seahorse Press) Captain Jack: Being the Reminiscences of a Sea-going Bookseller. By John Friend. Long Beach. [CA] 1963. 2.125” x 1.75”. Set and printed by Wm. M. Cheney. Bound by Bela Blau in brown leather with simple gilt decoration and title label on spine. One in an edition of 300 copies. $125.00 Provenance: From the collections of Doris V. Welch and Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With the blue Bookplate “DVW 1992 KIR”. 14

105.

106.

(Tamazunchale Press) Book Interlude. [By Charlotte Smith.] Newton, Iowa. 1983. 2.75” x 1.875”. Printed in Trinité type by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Holland. Bound by Reliure d’art du Centre S.A., France, in natural vellum with gilt title on front and spine. Cockerell marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 236 in an edition of 250 copies, signed by Smith. $80.00 The account of a bibliophilic trip to England and interviews with Sidney Cockerell and Stanley Bray of Sangorski & Sutcliffe. (See group photograph on page 59.)

(Peter & Donna Thomas) Celia Fiennes: A Record of 17th Century Papermaking. Biography and footnotes by Peter Thomas. Illustrations cut by Donna Thomas. Santa Cruz. [CA] 1990. 2.5” x 2”. Tip-in of reproduction of 17th century paper. Text printed on paper made using 17th century techniques. Binding and endpapers of 17th century paper with text. Title and engraving on front cover. No. 168 in an edition of 200 copies. $60.00

107. (Peter & Donna Thomas) A Papermaking Safari to Africa. By Peter and Donna Thomas. Santa Cruz. 1995. 3” x 2.2”. Text written by Peter and illustrated by Donna. Printed on paper No. 107. made from cotton rag and Msasa fiber with light brown pattern on the back of the page. Letterpress printed. Bound in handmade light tan paper with a black zebra stripe design, with a front pocket of two examples of handmade papers and the book bound in black thread glued to the back board of the book. No. 96 in an edition of 100 copies. $75.00 108.

No. 106.

109.

(Traders Press) Autobiography of An Early American Wood Engraver. [by] Dr. Alexander Anderson. The Little Press of J.R. Levien. New York. 1968. 2.5” x 2.25”. Illustrated. Black cloth spine, marbled paper boards with paper title label on front. Illustrated endpapers. No. 7 of 500 copies. $60.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Wild Hare Press) A Pressing Problem: Being the True Story of the Printer's Devil. Text and etchings by Corinne Guiney. 1982. 3” x 2.25”. Designed and printed by hand in black with red in Deepdene on Rives lightweight paper. The etchings were created especially for the story and were tipped-in. Black leather with gilt title on spine and relief illustration on front. Marbled endpapers. Red slipcase. No. 6 in an edition of 100 copies, signed by Corinne Guiney. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. $150.00

110.

(Juniper Von Phitzer) Book Quotation & Book-Making Pictures. Collected by Juniper von Phitzer. [San Francisco, California.] 1994. 2.625” x 2.75”. Illustrated throughout. Designed, handset, letterpress printed by Juniper Von Phitzer. Cover design by Marvin R. Hiemstra. Hand-tinting of illustrations by Lady Phitzer. Bound in black leather with gilt design of books across both covers. All edges gilt. Gray patterned endpapers. No. 19 in an edition of 101 copies, signed by Juniper von Phitzer. $100.00 Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate. 15

No. 110.

111.

112. 113.

(Xavier Press) The Old-time Printer. By Mark Twain. Baltimore. 1988. 2.5” x 2’. Illustrated. Handset. Bound by Don Brady in brown cloth with gilt title on spine and front. Brown endpapers. Original glassine wrappers. No. 124 of 175 copies, signed by Francis X. Harrigan. Two letterpress metal type letters in printed pocket inside back cover. $75.00

(Xavier Press) Ottmar Mergenthaler’s Marvel. By R.C. Bellas. Baltimore. [MD] 1986. 2.5” x 2”. Frontispiece facsimile of a German postal stamp of Merganthaler and other black and white illustrations. Set in Bodoni. Bound by Donald E. Brady in red cloth with silver title on spine and silver relief silhouette of a man at a printing press on front. Laid in a pocket on the inside back cover is a metal Linotype Circulating Matrix. Laid in at the first title page is a U.S. 32c. stamp of Mergenthaler. No. 148 of 500 copies, signed by Francis X. Harrigan. $75.00

(Xavier Press) Women Printers in Early Maryland. By P.H. Bellas. Baltimore. 1991. 2.75” x 2.125”. Handset in Caslon and printed on a handpress. Two tip-ins and illustrations in black and white. Red cloth boards with gilt title on spine and front. Endpapers of a printshop scene. No. 83 in an edition of 200 copies. $75.00 ALPHABET BOOKS

114.

115.

(Black Cat Press) Alphabet Sentences: Scribal Art through Sixteen Centuries. By G. Harvey Petty. Skokie, Illinois. 1978? 2.125” x 2.75”. Design and calligraphy by G. Harvey Petty. Printed on Strathmore Pastelle. Produced by Norman W. Forgue. Bound by Bela Blau in full blue leather with gilt calligraphic alphabet on front and gilt title on spine. Blue endpapers with black calligraphic alphabet design. Tipped-in is a folded chart of the alphabet through the ages. Signed by Norman W. Forgue. $95.00 (Catharijne Press) Florilegium: A collection of flower initials designed by Maurice Dufrène. Utrecht. 1988. 2.5” x 1.675”. Printed in Bodoni Antiqua on Conqueror Bond Velin paper. With hand coloring. Bound in green suede with leather title label. No. XIII of 15 Special copies with the Art Noveau initials heightened in gold and the surrounding floral designs in pastel colors by Luce Thuckow. Book-shaped slipcase of green and brown. $300.00 116. (Catharijne Press) Florilegium: A collection of flower initials designed by Maurice Dufrène. Utrecht. 1988. 2.5” x 1.675”. Printed in Bodoni Antiqua on Conqueror Bond Velin paper. With hand coloring. Bound in green suede with leather title label on front. No. 33 of 150 standard copies. $150.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

Nos. 115 & 116.

118.

(Emporium Publications) ABC’s of Boston. Illustrated by E. Helene Sherman. Charlestown, Massachusetts. [n.d.] 3.25” x 2.625”. Deckle edges. Red cloth boards with gilt title on front. Patterned endpapers. Designed and executed by Jerome Rubin. No. 95 of 250 copies, signed by E. Helene Sherman. $50.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. 119. (Richard J. Hoffman) The Story of The Alphabet: Its Evolution and Development. An essay written by Otto F. Edge, The Cleveland School of Art. Embellished typographically with printer’s flowers arranged by Richard J. Hoffman. Printed in Van Nuys, California. 1988. 2.75” x 2.875”. Printed by Richard J. Hoffman in black with various colors for the embellishments. Bound in patterned cloth with title in red on spine and a red ‘A’ on the front and a red ‘Ω’ on the back. Green endpapers with alphabet and decoration. One in an edition of 250 copies. $95.00 This book received a Distinguished Book Award from the Miniature Book Society in 1988. 16

117. (Chamberlain Press) Alphabetarium. Wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain. Jo Ann Reisler Ltd. 1982. 2.5” x 2”. Printed on mulberry paper in Garamond. Bound in toned tan boards with title on front. Matching paper over board slipcase. No. 76 in an edition of 150 copies, signed by Sarah Chamberlain. $200.00

No. 119.

120.

121.

(Robert E. Massmann) A Boston Cordial. [New Britain, Connecticut.] 1981. 1.75” x 1.625”. Slipcase - 2” x 2”. Typography and binding by Robert M. Massmann. Illustrations, title page calligraphy and illumination by E. Helene Sherman. Bound in red leatherette with paper title label on front. Red leatherette chemise lined with marbled paper and matching slipcase with paper label illustration on the spine and red ribbon for ease of removal of book. In an edition of 500 copies, this is a unique copy with many postage stamps tipped-in in celluloid sleeves. With an inscription in ink on the front free endpaper “Rabbi Kal - Greetings and best wishes - E. Helene Sherman” and an inscription in ink on the back page “For Kal, / Fondly / Robert E. Massmann”. $650.00 An illustrated alphabet which is a reissue in a smaller format of the earlier ABC’s of Boston. It shows all the ‘must see’ attractions of Boston. Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate. Rabbi Levitan was first president of the Miniature Book Socviety, and compiler of Miniature Books Relating to Postage Stamps.

(Poole Press) A Christmas Alphabet. By Maryline Poole Adams. [Berkeley, California.] 1984. 2.125” 1.75”. Accordion fold and printed on both sides. Printed from linoleum blocks designed, cut, hand-printed and colored by Maryline Poole Adams. Hand-bound by the artist. Endboards of dark green patterned velvet; with a toning rust color velvet ribbon tie. Laid in a perspex box. No. 9 in an edition of 100 copies signed by M.P. Adams in red. Inscription in red ink on colophon page “Best regards to Kal Levitan”. $225.00 Provenance: Collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate. 122. (Poole Press) Jack-in-the Box: An Alphabet by M.P. Adams. [Berkeley, California.1991.] 3” x 2.25”. Designed, illustrated, printed and bound by Maryline Poole Adams. A pop-up colorillustrated alphabet with a grinning clown’s face above the alphabet. In an illustrated and titled container with a liftup lid, which allows the alphabet to open. Closure of black button and black elastic. No. 4 in an edition of 99 signed copies. $395.00 Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.

124.

123. (Rebecca Press) Golden Alphabet. 1986. 2.75” x 2”. “Produced just for fun” by Rebecca Saady Bingham. Decorated letters in gilt. French fold on tan paper. Bound in cream textured cloth with gilt paper title label on front. Marbled endpapers. No. 3 of 200 copies, signed in pencil by Rebecca Bingham. Extra sample page laid in. $125.00 (Rebecca Press) Lady Letters. [‘Haute couture’ alphabet signed and illustrated] by June Sidwell. 1986. 2.125” x 1.75”. Published on the occasion of the Miniature Book Society Conclave IV, held August 29-September 1, 1986 in 17

125. 126.

(Rebecca Press) Extracts from the Devil’s Dictionary. [By] Ambrose Bierce. 1988. 2.75” x 2.25”. Set in Perpetua. Bound in cream cloth with brown leather title label in front. Blue marbled endpapers. No. 37 of 200 copies, signed by Rebecca Bingham. $65.00 (Sandlin’s Books & Bindery) ABC’s for Booklovers. Valparaiso, Indiana. 1992. Printed on Mohawk Superfine with handset type. Bound in are examples of patterned, marbled and Japanese papers, as well as examples of onionskin paper and linen. Hand sewn and bound in blue morocco grained goatskin with multi-colored title on front. No. 79 of 200 similar but not identical copies. Signed by Linda Sandlin for concept and illustration, as well as those responsible for printing and binding. $195.00 First miniature from this press. Winner of the M.B.S. Book Competition Distinguished Book Award 1993.

Washington, D.C. Designed by Rebecca Saady Bingham. Printed by Serif Press. Bound at The Green Dragon Bindery in blue wrappers with paper title label on front; marbled endpapers. No.144 in a total edition of 150 copies thus, in a total edition of 200 copies, initialed by Bingham in pencil. $45.00

130.

129. (Juniper Von Phitzer Press) A Fantasy Title Page for a Phantasy Literary Tome. San Francisco, California. 1991. 2.25” x 3”. Designed, handset, letterpress printed, and hand-tinted by Juniper Von Phitzer. Bound by La Reliure d’Art du Centre in pink textured leather with gilt title and simple design on front. All edges gilt. No. 16 in an edition of 110 copies signed by Juniper Von Phitzer. $125.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. (Juniper Von Phitzer Press) 26 Compliments. By Marvin R. Hiamstra. San Francisco, California. 1991. 1.875” x 3”. Printed in various colors. Designed, handset, letterpress printed, and hand tinted by Juniper von Phitzer. Bound in maroon textured leather with gilt title on front. All edges gilt. In a total edition of 101 copies, this is No. 10. Signed by both Juniper Von Phitzer and Marvin R. Hiamstra. $125.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. A complete run of titles, with unique correspondence from the printer THE ASH RANCH PRESS

128. (Juniper Von Phitzer Press) An Alphabet for Flora. San Francisco, California. 1990. 2.5” x 2.875”. Designed, handset, letterpress printed, and hand-colored by Juniper Von Phitzer. Bound in full silver leather with gilt title on spine and gilt flower on front. Silver endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 26 of 125 copies signed by Juniper Von Phitzer. $125.00

127. (Tabula Rasa Press) The Alphabet of Creation. An ancient legend from the Zohar with drawings by Ben Shahn. Seattle. [WA] 1993. 2.75” x 2.25”. Reprinted by arrangement with Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc. Printed in black with purple illustrations and Hebrew letters. Printed in Cochin on acid-free paper. Black cloth boards with title in pale purple on spine and illustration of Adam & Eve on the front cover. Purple endpapers illustrated with typographic letters and signs. No. 118 in an edition of 125 copies. $65.00

131.

(Ash Ranch Press) Bibliography of The Ash Ranch Press. Miniature Book Society, Inc. 1993. 2.625” x 2.75”. Color photograph frontispiece of Don Hildreth. Printed at International Graphics on Mohawk Tomahawk paper. Handbound by Donald Brady in black silk with gilt title on spine and thin metal gold color plate with title on front. Marbled endpaper designed by Diane Maurer. Designed and produced by Rebecca Saady Bingham for the Miniature Book Society, One in an edition of 500 copies. $60.00 At the time of his death, Don Hildreth had already written most of the text for this bibliography of The Ash Ranch Press.

No. 132.

132. (Ash Ranch Press) Coyote. By Mark Twain. [An excerpt from Roughing It.] [Hemet, California. 1986.] 1.25” x1.125”. Frontispiece a pen-and-ink original illustration of a coyote by Don Hildreth. Handset in Modern Italic and printed letterpress on handmade paper, including endpapers. Bound in full brown leather with green and yellow headbands; title on spine. Black leatherette slipcase. In an edition of 126 copies, this is Letter ‘J’ of 26 Deluxe copies. $150.00 The 1st book of the Ash Ranch Press. Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate. 18

133.

134.

135.

(Ash Ranch Press) The Tramp Printer. By King Wilkin. [San Diego, California. 1987.] 1.25” x 1.125”. Original woodcut by Don Hildreth. Handset in New Times Roman and printed letterpress on handmade paper. Bound by Hildreth in blue Nos. 133, 138, 139, 144. pigskin with title on spine and decoration on the front cover. Black leatherette slipcase. In an edition of 126 copies, this is Letter ‘J’ of the Deluxe issue of 26 lettered copies, signed by Don Hildreth. The 3rd book of the Ash Ranch Press. $150.00 Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate. (Ash Ranch Press) Jose & the Burro. By Harry Oliver. [Text in both English and Spanish.][San Diego, California. 1987.] 1.25” x 125”. Illustrated with miniature reproductions of Oliver’s woodcuts. Handset in New Times Roman and Modern Condensed; printed letterpress on handmade paper. Bound by Hildreth in green pigskin with title on spine and decoration on the front cover. Black leatherette slipcase. In an edition of 126 copies, this is Letter ‘J’ of the Deluxe issue of 26 lettered copies, signed by Don Hildreth. Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.The 4th book of the Ash Ranch Press. $150.00

(Ash Ranch Press) Tumbleweeds West, May 1987 * No. 1. By Harry Oliver. [From his book, Desert Rough Cuts, A Haywire History of the Borego Desert. Also texts by Mark Twain, Josh Billings, and S. Omar Barker.] [San Diego, California.] 2.375” x 2.75”. Printed exclusively for the Amalgamated Printers’ Association by Don Hildreth. Printed letterpress in brown on tan paper. Stripey cream paper with the tile in three colors on the front. Pages stapled inside the wrappers to form a matchbook shape. An edition of 250 copies. Signed and dated in red ink “9-4-76 / Don Hildreth/ The Ash Ranch Press”. $50.00 The 2nd book of the Ash Ranch Press. Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.

136.

137. 138.

(Ash Ranch Press) The Private Press of Don Hildreth: The Story: Catalogue No. 1. To coincide with The Miniature Book Society Grand Conclave V. Chicago. 1987. 3.125” x 2.125”. Bound in maroon leatherette with gilt title on spine. Inscribed by Don Hildreth “May 1989 / To Kathryn Rickard / An Angel to the Art of Miniatures / Don Hildreth. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. $150.00 The 5th book of the Ash Ranch Press. No. 134.

139.

(Ash Ranch Press) Keeping Christmas: Tales from The Spirit of Christmas by Henry Van Dyke. [San Diego, California.] 2.375” x 2.75”. Extract from The Spirit of Christmas. Handset and printed letterpress in green on green paper. Wrappers of textured light tan paper with the title in three colors on the front. Pages stapled inside the wrappers to form a matchbook shape. An edition of 400 copies. Signed on the inside front cover by Don Hildreth. $40.00 The 6th book of the Ash Ranch Press. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her purple stamp. (Ash Ranch Press) Tumbleweeds West, No. 2. How to write a Kentucky Novel. By Cactus Jack Gaxter. [Contains a Mark Twain excerpt.] [San Diego, California. 1988.] 2.375” x 2.75”. Printed exclusively for the Amalgamated Printers’ Association by Don Hildreth. Printed by letterpress in brown on cream paper. Stripey cream paper with the title in two colors on the front. Pages stapled inside the wrappers to form a matchbook shape. Edition of 325 copies. $45.00 No. 135. The 7th book of the Ash Ranch Press. Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate. 19

(Ash Ranch Press) The Private Press of Don Hildreth: The Story: Catalogue No. 1. To coincide with The Miniature Book Society Grand Conclave V. Chicago. 1987. 3” x 2”. Sewn tan wrappers. $60.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her purple stamp.

140.

(Ash Ranch Press) Prairie Feathers. By Harry Carr from Old Mother Mexico. [San Diego, California. 1988.] 2.5” x 1.875”. Color frontispiece of an Indian Chief in his Headdress. Handset in Caslon Old Style and printed on handmade paper by Don Hildreth. Bound in brown suede with title on spine and beaded cover and title on front. Tan endpapers patterned with a four-color Indian design. Beige slipcase with gilt title on spine. In a total edition of 52 copies, this is No. H in a Deluxe lettered edition of 26 copies, signed by Don Hildreth. $275.00

141.

No. 141.

142.

(Ash Ranch Press) Prairie Feathers. By Harry Carr from Old Mother Mexico. [San Diego, California. 1988.] 2.5” x 1.875”. Color frontispiece of an Indian Chief in his Headdress. Handset in Caslon Old Style and printed on handmade paper by Don Hildreth. Bound in brown suede with title on spine and illustration of feather in black on front in the suede. Tan endpapers patterned with a four-color Indian design. No. 4 in a numbered edition of 26 copies, in a total edition of 52 copies. $150.00 The 8th book of the Ash Ranch Press. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. (Ash Ranch Press) The Tragedy of Little Red Tom, A Contribution to the Fight About Nature Books. By Henry Van Dyke. [San Diego. California. 1988.] Frontispiece reproduction of a woodcut. Handset in Caslon Old Style and printed letterpress on handmade paper. Bound in full maroon calf, gold stamped, with brown and red handmade endpapers. In matching maroon fabricoil slipcase. In an edition of 52 copies, this is Letter ‘D’ of 26 Deluxe copies, signed by Don Hildreth. $200.00 The 9th book of the Ash Ranch Press. Provenance: Book from the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

No. 140.

143.

144.

(Ash Ranch Press) Adult Western: A Christmas Stanza. [By] W.C. Tuttle. [San Diego. California. 1988.] 2.375” x1.875”. Printed letterpress. Frontispiece of an old slot machine, hand-tinted. Bound in brown leather with gilt title on spine; marbled endpapers. An edition of 350 copies printed for distribution to the Amalgamated Printers Association and as a keepsake for the Miniature Book Society Grand Conclave VI, San Antonio, Texas. 1988. This is Letter ‘N’ of 26 Deluxe copies, signed by Don Hildreth. $125.00 The 10th book of the Ash Ranch Press. (Ash Ranch Press) Adult Western: A Christmas Stanza. [By] W.C. Tuttle. [San Diego. California. 1988.] 2.375” x1.875”. Printed letterpress. Illustrated with a frontispiece of an old slot machine. Titled wrappers. An edition of 350 copies printed for distribution to the Amalgamated Printers Association and as a keepsake for the Miniature Book Society Grand Conclave VI, San Antonio, Texas. 1988. $50.00 Provenance: Book from the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her purple rubber stamp. (Ash Ranch Press) A Ballad of Santa Claus. [By] Henry van Dyke. (San Diego. California. 1988.] 1.875” x2.375”. Poem printed as a Christmas keepsake. Illustrated by Don Hildreth on a double-page titlepage with gold stamped title. Handset and printed on a vintage C. & P. pilot press on tan felt-finished paper. Bound in red moire fabricoid with gilt title on front and red marbled endpapers by Don Hildreth. An edition of 100 copies, signed by Don Hildreth. $80.00 The 11th book of the Ash Ranch Press. Provenance: Book from the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her purple rubber stamp and Bookplate. 20

145.

146.

147.

148.

(Ash Ranch Press) Nicodemus Dodge. By Mark Twain. San Diego. CA. 1989. 2.625” x 1.875”. [From the 1880 book, A Tramp Abroad.] Handset and printed letterpress on handmade paper with a two-page title illustration. Bound in gold stamped, black bonded leather with a three-color illustrated dust jacket. In an edition of 52 copies, this is No. 6 of 26 thus signed by Don Hildreth. $150.00 Provenance: Book from the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. Unique designer binding

(Ash Ranch Press) Nicodemus Dodge. By Mark Twain. San Diego. CA. 1989. 2.625” x 1.875”. [From the 1880 book, A Tramp Abroad. Handset and printed letterpress on handmade paper with a two-page title illustration. Bound in printed and gold-stamped paper over boards with matching handmade endpapers; blue leather spine with matching blue slipcase. In an edition of 52 copies, this is Letter ‘J’ of 26 lettered Deluxe copies, signed by Hildreth. $300.00 The 13th book of the Ash Ranch Press. Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.

(Ash Ranch Press) Tumbleweeds West. No. 3. [January 1989.] Whiskey Joe: A Story with A Moral. By Harry Oliver. [San Diego, California.] 2.375” x2.75”. Printed exclusively for the Amalgamated Printers’ Association by Don Hildreth. Printed letterpress in black on light tan paper. Cream paper with the title in three colors on the front. Pages stapled inside the wrappers to form a matchbook shape. An edition of 200 copies. $40.00 The 12th book of the Ash Ranch Press. Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.

149.

(Ash Ranch Press) The Griffin. A Note On A Fabulous Creatures Rise From A Guardian Of Gold To A Symbol Of Printing. By Don Hildreth. [San Diego, California.] MCM.LXXX.IX (1989.) Book - 2.375” x 2.375”. Written, designed, printed, and illustrated by Don Hildreth. Handset in Bernhard Modern Roman booklet and Modern Condensed Italic with New Times Roman for the illustration titles. Letterpress printed in four colors, with gilt on a vintage Chandler & Price pilot handpress using frost white Simpson Gainsborough Script paper. Unique binding in tan leather by Habib Dingle, with an intricately tooled inlaid design of a griffin in three different colors on both the front and back boards. Four metal studs on front and back covers. Doublures of wood patterned paper and free endpapers of tan leather. All edges gilt. Book fits into a curved olive wood holder with leather trim where book is held. Black cloth box lined with black velvet with separate matching lid; brown leather title label on lid. In an edition of 126 copies this is number 23 in a unique binding signed by Don Hildreth. $1750.00 The 14th book of the Ash Ranch Press. Habib Dingle is a well-known binder, who won first prize in a Designer Bookbinders competition in 1989. His bindings can be found worldwide in many collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. 21

No. 149.

150.

151.

152.

(Ash Ranch Press) Tiny Tome, The Teddy Bear. [By Don Hildreth.] [San Diego. California.] 1989. .875” x 1.375”. Written, designed and printed by Don Hildreth as a keepsake for the 1989 Miniature Book Society Grand Conclave VII. Handset and printed letterpress in blue on light tan paper. Illustrated with three handtinted line cuts of bears. Bound in brown leatherette with gilt title on spine and bear on front; marbled endpapers. An edition of 150 copies, with seven copies specially bound. As this copy is bound in brown leatherette, not brown marbled papers as the Bibliography states, it follows that this copy must be one of the seven Specials. $125.00 The 15th and smallest book from the Ash Ranch Press.

(Ash Ranch Press) The Griffin. A Note on a Fabulous Creatures Rise From A Guardian of Gold to A Symbol of Printing. By Don Hildreth. [San Diego. California.] MCM.LXXX.IX. (1989.) 2.375” x 2.5”. Gold frontispiece of a griffin. Written and designed, printed and bound by Don Hildreth. Handset in Bernhard Modern Roman Booklet with New Times Roman for the illustration titles and Bernhard Tango for the title page. Printed letterpress on a vintage Chandler & Price pilot handpress using frost white Simpson Gainsborough Script paper. Bound in gold stamped red bonded leather with relief design of a griffin on front. Blue marbled endpaper. No. 14 of 100 thus in a total edition of 126 copies, signed by Don Hildreth. $125.00 The 14th book of the Ash Ranch Press. Provenance: Book from the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

153. (Ash Ranch Press) J. Frank Dobie: A Biography. By Valentine J. Poska. [San Diego. California.] MCM.LXXX.IX. (1989.) 2.375” x 1.875”. Frontispiece photograph of Dobie. Printed on wheat-colored Simpson Gainsborough Script paper in brown ink accented in black, blue and gold varnish inks. Bound by Don Hildreth in tan textured fabricoid, gold stamped and blind embossed. Marbled endpapers in brown, blue and rich gold. In an edition of 126 copies, this is No. 14 of 100 bound thus, signed by Don Hildreth, and dated ‘Aug. ‘89.’ $125.00

(Ash Ranch Press) J. Frank Dobie: A Biography. By Valentine J. Poska. [San Diego. California.] MCM.LXXX.IX. (1989.) 2.375” x 1.875”. Frontispiece photograph of Dobie by Horace Evans. Printed on wheat-colored Simpson Gainsborough Script paper in brown ink accented in black, blue and gold varnish inks. Bound by Don Hildreth in brown and black calfskin with snakeskin-embossed brown lambskin. Marbled endpapers in brown, blue and rich gold. Housed in a brown leatherette slipcase. In an edition of 126 copies, this is Letter ‘J’ in the Deluxe edition of 26 copies, lettered A through Z, and signed by Don Hildreth and Val Poska. $275.00 An original and concise mini-biography of the notable author of the Southwest, a respected teacher, scholar, naturalist, freedom fighter, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The 16th book of the Ash Ranch Press. Provenance: Book from the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.

No. 154.

154. Ranch Press) SmallPAXweber: The Last of the Mission Sheltis. By Msgr. Francis J. Weber. [San Diego, California.] MCMLXXXIX (1989). 2.375” x 1.875”. Color frontispiece. Designed, printed and bound by Don Hildreth. Handset in Baskerville and printed on Mohawk Superfine. Black leather spine with gilt title, white leather sides with drawing of a dog on the front board. White moire silk endpapers. White moire silk dropback box with black trim; recessed illustration under plastic edged with gilt trim on front. Of 128 copies, this is Deluxe Letter ‘I’ in a Deluxe edition of 26, lettered A thru Z, signed by both the author and the printer. $450.00 The 17th book of the Ash Ranch Press. The 68th miniature book by Msgr. Francis J. Weber. 155. (Ash Ranch Press) Book. By Mary Englebreit. [San Diego, California. 1990.] 1.125” x 2”. Handset, letterpressed and bound by Don Hildrath. Keepsake handset in Civilité Script. Printed letterpress in black and red inks and gold stamping. Black leather spine with brown leather boards. Front board decorated with metal design and pink plastic heart. Red marbled endpapers. In an edition of 100 copies, this is one of 24 Deluxe copies signed by Don Hildreth. $200.00 The 18th book of the Ash Ranch Press. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. 22

No. 155.

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(Ash Ranch Press) The James Boys’ Loot. By J. Frank Dobie. [San Diego. California. 1990.] 3” x 2”. Designed and printed for the Amalgamated Printers’ Association. Handset in Bernhard Modern Roman, illustrated, printed and bound by Don Hildreth. Bound in brown marbled paper over board with gilt title on black spine and black leather oval on front with cast brass cowboy hat laid-on. Matching marbled endpapers.In a total edition of 200 copies, this is Letter ‘H’ of 26 Deluxe copies lettered A thru Z and signed by Don Hildreth. $150.00 The 19th book from The Ash Ranch Press. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

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(Ash Ranch Press) The James Boys’ Loot. By J. Frank Dobie. [San Diego. California. 1990.] 3” x 2”. Designed and printed for the Amalgamated Printers’ Association. Handset in Bernhard Modern Roman, illustrated, printed & bound by Don Hildreth. Bound in tan wrappers with title and illustration on the front cover. In a total edition of 200 copies, this is one of 174 thus. $50.00

(Ash Ranch Press) Mary Queen of Scots. Part One & Part Two. [A two-part, fictional treatment of the last thoughts of Mary Stuart and her Executioner on the solemn day of the Eighth of February, 1587.] By Laurence Hines. San Diego, CA. [1990.] 3” x 2.125”. Frontispiece of Mary, Queens of Scots. Assorted historical illustrations. Designed, printed and bound by Don Hildreth to commemorate the 8th Grand Conclave of the Miniature Book Society in Glasgow, Scotland, 1990. Handset in Wedding Text and letterpress printed on Simpson Sundance Felt Text paper. Parts One and Two are bound in dos-a-dos format - one side in maroon leather with the signature and with royal seal in green, and the other side in black leather with a relief design: three small brass hinges on spine. All edges purple. Purple patterned endpapers. Laid in a gold fabricord slipcase with black trim and purple ribbon tab; gilt title on spine and signature and royal signet on side. Of 33 copies, this is Letter ‘M’ of 26 Deluxe lettered copies (A through Z) and 7 numbered State Proofs, all with slipcases and signed by the author and the printer. $450.00 The 20th book of The Ash Ranch Press.

No. 156.

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(Ash Ranch Press) A Letter From Santa Claus. By Mark Twain. San Diego, California. MCMXC. (1990.) 1.875” x 2.125”. Printed as a keepsake. Handset in Piranesi Italic and printed letterpress on white Simpson Sundance Felt paper. Twocolor frontispiece illustration and three-color title page. Bound in red velveteen with gilt illustration on front; black 23

Together with: Prospectus for Mary Queen of Scots. 2.875” x 2”. Sewn deep purple wrappers, gold-stamped signature and signet on the front. Printed by Don Hildreth in an edition of 225 copies. The 21st book of the Ash Ranch Press. This book was out of print the first week of issue. According to Bondy, “One of the most prodigious modern miniature books I have ever seen and of the highest quality.” - Bibliography of The Ash Ranch Press, p.28. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

leather spine with gilt title. Endpapers of embossed gold fold. Laid in a card wrapper with the word ‘NOEL’ in large red woodtype on front. An edition of 125 copies. Signed by Don Hildreth. Card wrapper with gold rose sticker. The inscription inside wrapper reads “Dear Kathryn /Wishing you/ a Happy Holiday / and a Healthy & Wealthy / New Year!/ Don Hildreth” Further handwritten comment in blue “‘Letter from Santa Claus’ from Don 1990”. $100.00 A Letter from Santa Claus was written by Mark Twain for his daughter, Susie, when she was five years old, and first published in Clara Clemens’ 1931 book My Father, Mark Twain. The 22nd book of the Ash Ranch Press. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

160.

161.

Correspondence between Kathryn Rickard and Don Hildreth - 1989-1991: 8 letters from Don Heldreth to Kathryn Rickard. (With some handwritten changes). 4 typewritten copies (most unsigned) from Kathryn Rickard to Don Hildreth. (Some comments.) 2 memos - handwritten by Kathryn Rickard to Don Hildreth. Envelope addressed to Kathryn I. Rickard and handwritten note from Eileen Cummings to say that Don Hildreth had passed away. Memo and canceled check to Don Hildreth; Memo to Eileen Cummings. 9 items of prospectus material. One photograph showing a miniature book. Round shaped Christmas greeting from Don Hildreth. As a group - $650.00 [See photograph top of p.3.] 24

(Ash Ranch Press) Tiny Tome/Tomo Minusculo. An original story by Don Hildreth. [San Diego, California. 1991.] 1.25” x 2”. Designed, illustrated, engineered, typeset, printed and bound by Don Hildreth. Dos-a-dos version of Tiny Tome, The Teddy Bear (1989) in English and Spanish. Spanish translations done by Eileen Cummings. Handset in Baskerville and illustrated with line cuts of bears. Centerfold pop-up of a bear. Printed on a hand press on Simpson Gainsborough Script paper. Black leather spine, gold-stamped bands and title; brown leather sides with inset metal teddy bears on both covers (gold on one side and silver on the other). Blue marbled endpapers. Black leatherette slipcase with a teddy bear on both sides and gilt title on spine. In an edition of 126 copies, this is Letter ‘U’ of 26 Deluxe copies, signed by Hildreth and Cummings. $300.00 The 23rd book of the Ash Ranch Press. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

No. 160.

THE COLLECTION CONTINUES: #162 - #396.

No. 162.

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(Add-Rie Studio) A Tale of Genji. [In illustrations.] Toyko. 1979. 2.25” x 1.625”. Accordion fold. 15 double-page color plates plus colophon. Plates printed on Torinoko paper decorated with powder of clam and colored by a silk screen process. Hand bound with Torinoko paper with gold and silver over boards, pink paper title label. In a Japanese style folder of pure silk mottled plum/lilac over boards with small ivory clasp. Torinoko endpapers dyed with powder of mica. One in an edition of 100 copies. $250.00 A beautiful visual miniature Artist’s Book based on A Tale of Genji, which is one of the classic literary books of ancient Japan. It is the earliest long novel written by Murasaki Shikibu, a famous writer of the 10th century. (Almanac) London Almanack for the year of Christ 1834. Printed for the Company of Stationers. 2.25” x 1.375”. With a view of the New Grammar School, Christ’s Hospital over four pages. Gives the days of the month, changes of the moon, Saints’ Days, high water tides at London Bridge, and public holidays. Bound to a design in brown, green and tan leather with an overall gold-tooled design. Red endpapers. Edges gilt. Laid in a matching slipcase. Faint Stamp Duty ink stamp on title, not detracting from clarity of printing of text. $350.00

No. 163.

164.

(Almanac) London Almanack for 1868. Printed for the Company of Stationers. 2.25” x 1.375”. With a view of the Royal Dramatic College at Woking, which includes a view of a train, over four pages. Gives the days of the month and week, changes of the moon, Saints’ Days, high water tides at London Bridge, public holidays, Officers of State, the Court of the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, Regal Table and the Royal Family. Bound in a design of green leather with pale green and light tan inlays with a heavily gold-tooled design. Yellow endpapers. All edges gilt. In a matching heavily tooled slipcase. $425.00

No. 165.

165. (Almanac) London Almanack for 1890. [London.] 2.625” x .625”. Title page duplicated. Gives the days of the month, changes of the moon, Saints’ Days, high water tides at London Bridge, cycle of the Sun, and other details. Bound in red leather with simple gold-tooled design on spine and both sides. All edges gilt. Beige endpapers. Slipcase of red leather with intricate floral gold tooled design. Small slit at top of front free endpaper. Ink inscription on the front pastedown ‘From Georgia Curzon’. Label of bookseller/stationer Smythson of Bond Street on rear pastedown. $875.00 25

No. 164.

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(Audrey Arellanes) Fireflies: Selections from Rabindranath Tagore made by Audrey Arellanes. [Alhambra, California. 1968.] 1.75” x 2.875”. Printed in Narrow Bembo Italic handset by Audrey Arellanes. Blue cloth spine, tan boards with title on front. No. 153 of 200 copies. $100.00
Provenance: From the collections of Doris V. Welch and Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With the blue Bookplate “DVW 1992 KIR”.

(Au Diamant Bleu) Horlogerie de Precision ... 1908. [French.] (Calendar for 1908.) Paris. 2.25” x 1.385”. Thin cream textured card with gold grandfather clock design and decorations on front. $40.00 Provenance: From the collection of Stanley Marcus. With his Bookplate.

No. 166.

This account is taken from Francis Whishaw ‘s The Railways of Great Britain and Ireland, published in 1842. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

166. (Ampersand Workshop) The Great Western Railway: Practically Described and Illustrated. Vol. I - Text: Vol. II Plates [Accordion fold]. 1984. 2.625” x 2”. Set in Times Roman & Italic types and printed on Mohawk Superfine paper by letterpress. Illustrations were hand-colored by Carmen Voss and the whole printed and bound by William Voss at The Ampersand Workshop. Cream spines with black title and green patterned paper boards. Light green paper slipcase. No. 11 of 50 copies, signed by William Voss in Volume I; signed by Carmen Voss in Volume II. $275.00

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170. (Beaux Art Publishing) Graphic Art: Original Etchings and Reproductions by Mary E. Devenyi. [Essay on Graphic Art by Paul Devenyi. Biographical note on Mary Devenyi.] Toronto. 1998. 2.75” x 2.5”. 15 original color etchings tipped-in, and 11 black and white reproductions. Printed on acid-free paper, with original graphics printed on handmade Echizen gampi. Bound in brown suedette with gilt title on spine and No. 170. decorative gilt ‘D’ on the front. Plum handmade Japanese endpapers. No. 21 of 35 copies, signed by Mary E. Devenyi. $375.00 This book received the Distinguished Book Award in 1998 of the Miniature Book Society.

(Bay’s Books) A Description of Jesus Christ. By Publius Lentunus. The Private Press of Stephen Bayuzick. Edinboro. Pa. First Edited Edition 1986. 2.625” x 1.875”. Thin purple wrappers with dust jacket of white and gold bonded cloth; paper title label on front in gilt. With A Controversial Addendum in accordion fold format attached to back cover. $75.00

(Black Cat Press) A Christmas Story. By J.B.H. Jr. Chicago, Illinois. [1937.] 2” x 1.5”. Printed direct from type on handmade paper. Typography by N.W.F. Brown leather spine with gilt title, brown and gold patterned boards. All edges gilt. A limited edition printed for friends at Christmas. 50 copies for sale. $95.00 Provenance: From the collections of Doris V. Welch and Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With the blue Bookplate “DVW 1992 KIR”.

173.

(Black Cat Press) My South Sea Island. By W. Somerset Maugham. Chicago, Illinois. [1936.] 2” x 1.625”. Typography by Norman W. Forgue. Printed direct from Linotype Modern on Strathmore Pastelle paper. Top edges uncut. Bound in green leather with gilt title on spine and gilt decoration on front board. Marbled endpapers. One in an edition of 199 copies. Signed by Norman W. Forgue. Slight fading to spine. $125.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. (Black Cat Press) Two Essays: Philosophy of Limited Editions and Anarchy in a Library. Taken from Prose Fancies by Richard Le Gallienne. Chicago. 1961. 3” x 2.125”. Design and typography by Norman W. Forgue. Printed in Caslon on Alexandra Japan plate paper. Bound by Elizabeth Kner in brown leather with gilt title on spine and front. One in an edition of 300 copies. $100.00
Provenance: From the collections of Doris V. Welch and Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With the blue Bookplate “DVW 1992 KIR”.

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(Black Cat Press) Epigrams: Francois Marie Arouet De Voltaire. Skokie, Illinois. Early Summer 1975. 2.875” x 2”. Conceived and produced by Norman Forgue. Original calligraphy by G. Harvey Petty and printed in black with violet decorations by Ward K. Schari at his press. Cream leatherette with gilt title on spine and front cover. Violet and white decorated endpapers. Top edges uncut. Laid in is a Publisher’s Note pertaining to new publications. $95.00

(Black Cat Press) A History of the Cadiz Short Line Railroad. By Robert W. White. Edited, with additional text by Norman W. Forgue. Chicago, Illinois. 1966. 3” x 2.125”. Frontispiece of W.C. White, the founder of the railroad. Design and typography by Norman W. Forgue. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Printed in Linotype Times Roman direct from type by letterpress and illustrations produced by offset lithography. Bound by Bela Blau in full brown leather with gilt title on spine and small metal relief of an engine inset on front. Patterned endpapers. [250 copies.] Very slight fading to spine. $125.00

177.

(Black Cat Press) A Brief History of the U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland. Written and Illustrated by Aimo W. Hill, Jr., Commander U.S. Navy. Skokie, Illinois. 1978. 2.875” x 2.125”. Design, typography and production by Norman W. Forgue. Text set in Linotype Fairfield on Strathmore Pastelle blue antique paper by offset lithography. Bound by Bela Blau in blue leather with gilt title on spine and U.S. Academy seal in gilt on front. Marbled endpapers. One in an edition of 249 copies. $100.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

No. 174.

178.

(Black Cat Press) Awakening and Other Poems. By Frank Marshall Davis. Skokie, Illinois.1978. 2.75” x 2.25”. Design, typography and production by Norman W. Forgue. Composed in Linotype Bodoni and printed on Strathmore antique paper. Hand bound by Bela Blau in black leather with gilt title on spine and gilt illustration on front board. Marbled endpapers. One in an edition of 249 copies. $85.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

179.

(Black Cat Press) Skipjacks of the Chesapeake. Written & Illustrated by Aimo W. Hill, Jr. Skokie, Illinois. 1982. 2.5” x 2”. Design, typography and production by Norman W. Forgue. Text in Memphis Bold composed on the Linotype machine and printed in offset lithography on Mohawk Superfine by the Schori Press. Handbound by Bela Blau in gray/green leatherette with gilt title on spine and gilt illustration of a bay scene on front. Endpapers illustrated with Skipjack designs. One in an edition of 249 copies, signed by Norman W. Forgue. $80.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

180.

(Black Cat Press) Night Walks: Travelling Abroad: A. Flight. By Charles Dickens. 3 volumes. Skokie, Illinois MCMLXXXII (1982). 2.75” x 2”. Design, typography & production by Norman W. Forgue. Bound by Bela Blau. All three volumes in a green marbled slipcase. An edition of 199 sets. 1. Night Walks. Introduction by Harry Stone. Illustrations by Barbara J. Raheb in black and white with blue. Blue leather binding with gilt title No. 179. on spine and front. Endpapers of gold color foliage against a gray floral background. 2. Travelling Abroad. Introduction by Harry Stone. Illustrations by Barbara J. Raheb in black and white with brown. Brown leather binding with gilt title on spine and front. Endpapers of gold color foliage against a red floral background. 2. A Flight. Introduction by Harry Stone. Illustrations by Barbara J. Raheb in black and white with green. Green leather binding with gilt title on spine and front. Endpapers of green color foliage against a white background. The set - $250.00 (Black Cat Press) Christmas in Bethlehem. By Ruth Hutchinson. Skokie, Illinois. 1983. 2.625” x 2”. Design, typography and production by Norman W. Forgue. Text composed in Baskerville. Color illustrations cut as linoleum blocks by 27

181. 182. 183.

Eileen Tabor and reduced from the originals. Bound in the studio of Bela Blau in brown leatherette with gilt title on spine and front, with gilt decorations. $75.00 About the history and traditions of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and how the town got its name.

(Bela Blau) The Ten Commandments. Los Angeles, California. 1971. 1.5” x 1.125”. Handset, printed and bound in black with gilt spine title and gilt illustration of the Ten Commandments tablet on the front. Decorated endpapers. Illustration of Moses bringing down The Ten Commandments. $75.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. (Bela Blau) Hungarians in the United States. By Glen Dawson. Los Angeles. 1972. 1.5” x 1.25”. Handset, printed and bound by Bela Blau in white with gilt title on spine and front cover. No limitation. $35.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Bela Blau) Christmas in Pastoral California. [By] Rev. Francis J. Weber. Los Angeles. 1971. Handset, printed in red and bound in green leather with gilt title on spine and red and white illustration on front by Bela Blau. Red and gold patterned endpapers. Red top and tail bands. Spine faded. $35.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. 184. (Anne & David Bromer) The Butterfly’s Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast. [By William Roscoe.] [Boston. 1977.] Illustrated with black and white wood-engravings. Designed and printed at the Chamberlain Press in Easthampton, Mass. in March 1977. Printed in Goudy on Kitakata. Bound by E.G. Parrot in marbled paper with paper title label on front. French fold. No. 78 of 150 copies, signed by Sarah Chamberlain. $300.00
The first miniature book published by Anne & David Bromer.

186. (Anne & David Bromer) Twelve of Hearts. Manuscript conceived and designed by Robert Gould. Calligraphy by Colleen. Boston. 1982. 2.625” x 2.125”. A different color illustration for each heart. Bound in white vellum with three red ribbons through spine, gilt title on spine; initials of both designer and calligrapher in gilt on front. Red endpapers. No. 8 in an edition of 36 copies, signed by Robert Gould. $350.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

185. (Anne & David Bromer) A Bestiary: Woodengravings by Sarah Chamberlain. [Boston.] 1979. 2.125” x 2.25”. Printed at the Chamberlain Press. Printed on Troya in Cancelleresca. Bound by Sallie Ruff in bronze silk boards and vellum spine with gilt title. Gold endpapers. Separate bronze silk portfolio lined with gold paper with a suite of numbered engravings, all signed by Sarah Chamberlain. Both items in a bronze slipcase bordered with gold paper; red ribbon. No. 6 of the 35 Deluxe copies in an edition of 125 copies, signed by Ann and David Bromer. With the No. 185. Prospectus in a mylar cover. $450.00 Provenance: From the collection of Stanley Marcus. With his Bookplate.

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188. 189.

(Anne & David Bromer) Shall I Die? Shall I Fly? [By] William Shakespeare. 1986. 2.375” x 1.625”. Printed at Firefly Press. Hand illumination by Suzanne Moore. Binding designed by Don Glaister and executed by Barbara Blumenthal in cream handmade paper with silver title design on front and back. No. 18 in an edition of 160 copies, which includes 35 Deluxe copies. $125.00 Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.

(Bronte Press) Christmas with Dickens. Manteno, Illinois.1986. 2.75” x 2.125”. Hand printed and illustrated with color by Suzanne Grazow-Pruchnicki. Red leather with gilt title and decoration on front. Marbled endpapers. No. 67 in an edition of 100 copies, signed by the artist. Recipes for food and drink mentioned in the writings of Dickens. $150.00 (Bronte Press) The Bronte Garden Book. [A selection of quotes about gardens by various authors.] Illustrated by Suzanne Smith Pruchnicki. [Manteno, Illinois.1988.] 2.75” x 2.125”. Hand printed and handset in Goudy Old Style. Handcolored illustrations. Green leather binding with title and decoration in gilt on front. Patterned endpapers. No. 33 in an edition of 100 copies, signed by Suzanne Smith Pruchnicki. $175.00 Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.

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191.

(Bronte Press) Jeanne of Arc: Marvellous Maiden of France. By Suzanne Smith Pruchnicki. [1992.] 2.375” x 3.25”. Printed letterpress in Garamond type with original hand colored illustration. Bound in turquoise paper over thin board; paper title label with illustration on front. No. 23 in an edition of 75 copies, signed by Suzanne Smith Pruchnicki. $200.00 Laid in is a special suite of 5 uncolored prints, created by the author during her travels in France along with the route taken by Jeanne in 1429. Signed by Suzanne Smith Pruchnicki. (Calendar) Colgate & Co. Calendar 1903. Perfumers, New York. U.S.A. Established 1806. 2.25” x 1.75”. Color illustration of a child for each month of the year. Sewn wrappers, includes title page. Small crease on front cover, .75” crease on back wrapper and small marks. $95.00

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193.

(Catherijne Press) The House of Judgment. By Oscar Wilde. Utrecht. 1985. 2.625” x 2”. Printed on vellum by Hans Hartzheim in red, blue, yellow and black after a calligraphed original by J.H. Moesman. Colophon in pocket on back doublure. Total edition of 165 copies. No. X of a special edition of 15 copies printed on and bound in full vellum by Gus Thürklów with black calligraphic title on front and thin black ribbon ties. Vellum colophon inserted in small pocket on back doublure. $695.00

(Michael Canoso) Bethlehem ‘97: Keepsake Conclave XV. 2.125” x 3.125”. Dark gray cloth over board with blue paper front giving title and decorated with flecks of silver and gold in the paper. Blank No. 191. book signed by various printers, artists, binders, and collectors at the Conclave, including Maryline Poole Adams, Robert E. Massmann, Donna Thomas and Mel Kavin. Signed by Michael Canoso. $75.00

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(Circle Press) Dame Wiggins of Lee and her seven wonderful cats. [York, England.1992.] 2.625” x 1.875”. Black and white illustrations of old engravings. Bound in white lamb with gilt title and illustration on front board. Green moire silk endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 69 in a special edition of 85 copies. $150.00 (Michael Coles) Mrs. Staveley’s Garden. By Pamela Bruce. Illustrated by Susan Tilham. [Cambridge.] 1984. 2.5” x 1.75”. Handcolored illustrations. Decorated paper boards with paper title label. Edition of 200 copies.$65.00

Moesman was an important Dutch artist. Born in Utrecht in 1909, he was famous for his surrealist paintings, drawings and calligraphy.

(Crosscurrents) Seven Letters from Jane Austen to Frank and Charles Austen. [1992.] 2.875” x 2.5”. Produced for the 1992 conference of the Jane Austen Society of North America. Set on a computer using Garamond and Palace Script types. This was processed to convert the digital type to letterpress type. The book was printed and bound in Alta Loma at Brookhaven Press, which was also responsible for the design. In a special binding by Joseph D’Ambrosio of white lace over white cloth boards which are convex in shape. Blue endpapers. Laid in a cream cloth dropback box specially shaped for the binding on the base; paper title label on spine. Signed and dated by D’Ambrosio in 1994 in pencil on the rear pastedown. No. 26 in an edition of 300 numbered copies. $300.00 29

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(Dawson’s Book Shop) Prayers Written at Vailima. By Robert Louis Stevenson. With an Introduction by Mrs. Stevenson. Los Angeles. 1973. 2.5” x 2”. Special printing by Saul & Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press. Wood engravings by Mary Kuper. Bound by Patron & de la Mauviniere in tan leather. Brown and gilt leather title label on spine and with brown and gilt leather inlaid decoration on front. No. 17 in an edition of 30 copies. $195.00 (Dawson’s Book Shop) In Search of Max Beerbohm. [By] Wallace & Corry Nethery. Los Angeles. 1984. 2.875” x 2”. Handset and printed from type by Wallace Nethery. Lithographic printing of 12 black and white photographs by George Kinney, the Castle Press, Pasadena, California. Binding by Bela Blau in blue cloth with gilt title on spine and gilt decorative design on front. Edition of approximately 100 copies. $70.00
Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

199. (Dawson’s Book Shop) Max & G.K.C. By Wallace & Corry Nethery. Los Angeles. 1985. 2.875” x 2.25”. Tip-in photograph of G.K.Chesterton’s house in black and white; 5 caricatures and cartoons. Printed by Wallace Nethery from handset Monotype Bembo and Baskerville types. Bound by Bela Blau with gilt titled red leather spine, and red and white patterned paper spine. An edition of 100 copies. $95.00
Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Rickard. With her Bookplate.

No. 199.

200. (Dawson’s Book Shop) The Second Lady Beerbohm. By Corry Nethery. 1987. 2.875” x 2.25”. Printed by Wallace Nethery, primarily from Monotype Bembo. Bound by Bela Blau in blue cloth with paper title label on spine. No. 116 of 150 copies, signed by the printer and the author. Extra title label laid in on back pastedown. $75.00 A biographical sketch with the author’s added remarks and comments.

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(De Walden Press) The Malvern Story. By J.R. Kellett. [Malvern, England. 1996.] 2.25” x 2.75”. Frontispiece and color illustrations tipped-in. Fold-out map. Written, illustrated, hand colored and hand bound by J.R. Kellett. Printed by S.H. Watkins & Son. Bound in maroon leather with raised bands on spine, black title label and gilt decoration; gilt decoration on front cover. Marbled endpapers. Laid in a marbled paper boards slipcase. No. 22 in a limited edition of 50 copies signed by Jan Kellett. $295.00 Distinguished Book Award at the Miniature Book Society in 1996. (De Walden Press) Shakespeare’s Flowers. Quotations from his plays with illustrations from old herbals. Compiled by Jan Kellett. Malvern, England. 1998. Accordion fold. Hand colored illustrations. Printed on Griffen Mill hand-made paper by S.H. Watkins, Malvern. Bound in turquoise leather with gilt title and flowers on the front; book attached to back board. In a black suede envelope with metal leaf design closure. Laid in a blue box lined with white satin and separate lid. No. 18 in a limited edition of 49 copies, signed by Jan Kellett. $450.00 30

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(Editions) Parting Wish. From an 1800s autograph album. Editions. Catskill, New York. 1993. 2.75” x 2.75”. Pop-up book which can be viewed in a circle. Spiral binding with card sides; paper title label on front cover. Thin card envelope folder with title on spine and cut-out floral label on side. Signed by Edward H. Hutchins. $40.00 (Editions du Parnasse) The Dolls that Never were Mine. By Kathryn I. Rickard. Montreal, Canada. 1984. 2.625” x 2”. Blue decorated boards with title and decoration in gilt. Marbled endpapers. An edition of 500 copies. Signed by Kathryn I. Richard. $50.00

(Desert Press) That Comet. By Esther K. Beamer. Glen Valley, Arizona. 1985. 2.625” x 2”. Designed by Esther K. Beamer. Printed and handbound by John and Gizella Lathourakis of Tabula Rasa Press. Printed in Garamond on a Vandercook on 100% rag paper. Bound in blue leatherette with silver title on spine, and inlaid silver metallic illustration of a comet on front. Illustrated endpapers. No. FL136 in an edition of 325 copies signed by Esther K. Beamer. Text taken from a booklet by the editors of Sky & Telescope magazine. $75.00

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(Figment Press) The Cardboard Court. Essay by Louise de la Rue. [California. n.d.] 3” x 2.25”. Blue, red and black illustrations, most with hand coloring. Designed, typeset and printed on Shadow Mould paper and bound by Dianne Weiss. Bound in red cloth with orange paper title label on front. No. 7 in an edition of 65 copies, signed by Dianne E. Weiss. $200.00

(Feathered Serpent Press) The Stage Coach. By Washington Irving. San Rafael.[CA] 1988. 2.625” x 2”. Frontispiece of a 16p British postal stamp of the Norwich Mail in a Thunder Storm (1827). Designed by Don Graeme Kelley and printed by Susan Acker at the Feathered Serpent Press. Bound in pale pink paper with black title on front and spine; red illustration of coach and horses across both covers. Red illustrated endpapers. No. 28 in an edition of 190 copies, signed by Susan Acker. $90.00 This book received a 1989 Distinguished Book Award from the M.B.S. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

206. (Edition Mignardise) Ver-Vert Suivi de la Chartreuse, L’Abbaye at Autres Piéces. [French.] [Jean Baptiste Louis] Gresset. Paris. 1855. 2.375” x 1.625”. Printed on pale pink paper. Full green morocco with intricate floral gold-tooled decoration in all corners and center; spine with title, four raised bands and gold tooled design. Pastedowns with intricate gold tooled decoration around edges with marbled endpapers. Gold tooling on all edges of the binding. A.e.g. Green ribbon marker. Spine lightly faded. $1650.00 Gresset, (1709-1777), was a poet and dramatist, a teacher in Jesuit colleges, and made his name with the poem Ver-Vert (1734). This poem is a charming trifle about a pampered convent parrot, highly decorous and learned in religious phrases, who is invited to show his paces at another convent, but picks up some shocking language on the journey there and scandalNo. 206. izes the good nuns. - The Concise Oxford Dictionary of French Literature. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Rickard. With her Bookplate. NOTE: In Item #10 we offer the catalogue ‘An Unusual Collection of Miniature Books Formed by a Lady ... 1928 ...” This book is item #117 therein.

(Figment Press) A Carousel. By Dianne Weiss. [California. 1992.] 2.375” x 2.75”. Designed, illustrated, printed and bound at the Figment Press with hand-colored illustrations. Opens to form a circle to show carousel animals drawn from old illustrations. Shiny silver paper in a second layer behind illustrations adds depth to carousel. Blue cloth boards with illustration and mirror-type circular decoration. Multi-colored ribbon tie. No. 56 in an edition of 100 copies, signed by Dianne Weiss. $325.00 31

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(Fleece Press) Yan Tyan Tethera Counting Sheep. Woolley, Wakefield. 1987. 2.75” x 2”. Wood engravings in black and white by Kathleen Lindley. Accordion fold. Printed by Simon Lawrence. Bound by Smith Settle in beige boards with paper title label on front board. Green Slipcase. One in an edition of 275 copies. $95.00 212. (Bern L. Fontana) A Miniature History of Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo. [By] Bernard L. Fontana. Pasadena. 1997. 3” x 2.5”. Designed and printed at The Castle Press. Color frontispiece and color illustration, with one black and white illustration. Bound in brown cloth with gilt title on spine and front cover. Marbled endpapers. An edition of 250 copies. $65.00 211. (Fleece Press) The Country Life. By Kathleen Lindley. 1997. 2.5” x 2”. Black and white woodengravings. Bound in floral cloth with paper spine label. Edition of 300 copies. $75.00

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213. (Carl Fromme) Fromme’s Wiener Port-Monnaie Kalendar 1907. Wien. 2” x 1.375”. Calendar for the year, includes blank pages for notes, rates of exchange, birthdays of the royal family, as well as important dates of the Jewish calendar for 5667-5668. Bound in plum/brown morocco with a sterling silver (stamped) Art Nouveau ornament affixed to the outer front top corner. With the rubber stamp of the binder, J. Silberberg of Wien, across the back endpaper. All edges gilt. (Bondy, Miniature Books, p. 168.) An old small pencil notation on one page. $295.00 Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate. 214. Gem Edition) Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam of Naishapur. With an Address by the Hon. John Hay. Reprint of Translation (4th Edition) rendered into English Verse by Ed. Fitzgerald. Privately Printed. [London.?] MCMV. (1905.) 4.25” x 2.625”. Black and white etchings signed with a ‘V’ in most of the plates. A large paper copy, printed in black with red. Bound in full brown leather with green inlays at the corners which are intricately tooled with a floral design on both covers; simple rectangular gilt tooled design on the brown leather links the four corners. Spine with four raised band, gilt design as well as gilt title and date of publication. Doublures with a rim of brown leather with the rectangular gilt tooling and an inlay of green floral paper with light silver flecks which is also used as the front free endpapers. This is repeated for the back inside cover. All edges gilt. No. 87 in an edition of 105 copies. Handwritten in red ink ‘For Presentation only F.S.’ on the verso of the page preceding the title page. On the title page itself, in red ink, is the signature of ‘F.S.’ and the date ‘August 1905’. Two small marks on the front cover, and an even smaller mark on the back cover, nevertheless in beautiful condition. $850.00

215. (Gleniffer Press) Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House Library. By Ann Bahar. [Paisley.] Scotland. 1991. 2.625” x2”. Color frontispiece of the library in the Dolls’ House. Bound in navy leather with silver title and crown on the front cover. Marbled endpapers. No. 37 in an edition of 265 numbered copies. $175.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Rickard. With her Bookplate. 216. (Greenstone Books) In the Woods. A Forest Hymn by William Cullen Bryant; When Woods were Green by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson. St Paul, Minnesota. 1969. 2.8” x 2.25”. Illustrated with black and white wood engravings. Bound in a thin brown wood veneer with the title blind-stamped in darker brown on front. No. 175 in an edition of 500 copies. $50.00

217. (Hillside Press) The Nightingale. By Hans Christian Andersen. Franklin, New Hampshire. 1964. 2.375” x 1.875”. Black and white illustrations. Handset. Bound in white vellum with black title on spine and black linear design on front with gray/black illustration of a nightingale. No. 106 in an edition of 350 copies. $100.00 Note: Not all the copies were bound in vellum, some were bound in leather or cloth. 32

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(Hillside Press) Stars To-night. By Sara Teasdale. Illustrations by Dorothy Lathrop. Buffalo, New York. 1981. 2.125” x 1.875”. Production by Ward Schori. Illustrations handcolored. Handset in Roman Century on Rives imported paper. This is No. TWO of 10 specially bound copies by Hugh Grummich in blue leather with gilt title on spine and gilt decoration on both boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Thin white ribbon marker. No. 217 of 350 copies, signed by Eleanor Irwin. $175.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. (Hillside Press) Stars To-night. By Sara Teasdale. Illustrations by Dorothy Lathrop. Buffalo, New York. 1981. 2.375” x 2”. Illustrations handcolored. Handset in Roman Century on Rives imported paper. Bound in cream cloth with gilt title on spine and gilt decoration on front. Marbled endpapers. No. 68 of 350 copies. $45.00

(Hillside Press) Bewick’s Select Fables. With Engraved Illustrations of the Original Woodcuts. Franklin, New Hampshire. 1965. 2.25” x 2”. Handset in Bulmer Roman type. Bound in gray-green cloth with black title on spine. Illustrated yellow dust jacket with title in black on spine. No. 350 in an edition of 375 copies. $55.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Imprenta Glorias) Remembering Casablanca. By Julius J. Epstein. Imprenta Glorias. 1994. 36p. 2.5” x 3”. Conceived and illustrated in color by Gloria Stuart and designed by Ward Ritchie. Printed by John Robinson. Red marbled paper boards, paper title label across spine and boards. An edition of 50 copies, signed by Epstein, Stuart and Ritchie.$325.00 (Iron Bear Press) ... the problem with dreaming ... [San Diego, California. 1999.] 2.125” x 3”. Accordion fold. Paintings, prints, text and hand binding by Diane Weintraub. Images are prints based on paintings. Text set in Times Roman on Neenah Classic Avon Brilliant. Bound in turquoise cloth with a design on the front of stitches and small colored beads. No. 17 in an edition of 50 copies, signed by Diane Weintraub. A miniature Artist’s Book. $135.00

(Imprenta Glorias) Boating with Bogart. By Gloria Stuart. Embellishments by David Dicker (Ward Ritchie). Published for Imprenta Glorias. Los Angeles, California. 1993. 3” x 2.125”. Printed on blue paper with blue marbled paper boards and title label on spine. With a Humphrey Bogart United States postal stamp laid in. 100 copies printed by Robin Price. Signed by Gloria Stuart and Ward Ritchie. $300.00

(Richard J. Hoffman) Angels Flight: A Los Angeles Funicular Railway. By Msgr. Francis J. Weber. A Note in the Transportation History of Los Angeles. Van Nuys. [CA] 1988. 2.625” x 2.125”. Fold-out black and white illustration. Red cloth spine with gilt title, pale blue paper boards with black design. Laid in a slot on the back doublure in a ‘ticket’ to the Funicular. An edition of 200 copies. $50.00

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(Carol & Zachary Kent) It’s Magic. Remarks by Kevin Aram, a lute player based i n London. 1989. Printed by Carol and Zachary Kent, Midsummer 1991. 2.125” x 1.75”. Black and white illustration. Marbled paper boards with cream paper illustration of a book spine over the spine. Marbled endpapers. A keepsake for lovers of the book and of the guitar. $45.00 33

(Junipero Serra Press) America’s Painter Norman Rockwell. By Msgr. Francis J. Weber. San Fernando. [CA] 1983. 3” x 2.125”. Designed by Francis Braun. Frontispiece of a USPS 8c stamp of a Tom Sawyer painting by Rockwell. Bound in orange leatherette with gilt title on front. All edges gilt. One in an edition of 300 copies. $75.00

(Johnnycake Press) Journey by Pony Cart: From the Finger Lakes to the Berkshire Mtns. By Philip Newell Youtz. 1985. 3” x 2.5”. Illustration. With fold-out map in back. Printed in Binny Old Style monotype on a Vandercook Universal III proof press. Binding designed and made by Carol Joyce in brown oasis goatskin with simple raised pattern of mountain, gilt title on front. Brown Sugi bark endpapers and brown internal leather hinges. No. 23 in an edition of 50 copies signed in pencil by the publisher, Jennifer Dossin. Signed by the illustrator, David Marshall, on the illustration page and map. $275.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

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229. (Kurbel Books) Fabergé. By Joseph L. Curran. 1988. 3” x 2.375”. Double accordion fold with text on left, opening from the center and most color photographic illustrations on the right. Layout by Robert E. Massmann, and printed by Shea Bros., Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bound by Bela & Mariana Blau in blue cloth with metallic embroidered eggs on both front and back covers; title in black on spine. Yellow painted wooden egg attached to bottom of book by ribbon. Plexiglass box. No. 11 in an edition of 250 copies, signed by Rev. Joseph L. Curran. $200.00

228. (Kurbel Books) Canticle of the Sun. By St. Francis of Assisi. [Translated by Rev. Joseph L. Curran.] [Sudbury, Massachusetts. 1984.] 2.5’ x 2.125”. Accordion fold. 6 Vatican stamps with images of St. Francis. Design by Robert E. Massmann. Printed by Shea Bros. Inc. Calligraphy and illumination, some by hand, by E. Helene Sherman. Bound by Bela and Mariana Blau in blue leather lined with marbled paper. Book attached to back board; gilt title on spine. Blue ribbon with medallion of St. Francis attached to back board. Card slipcover with paper title labels on front and spine. In a plastic box. An edition of 500 copies. $75.00

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(Lorson’s Books & Prints) Country Calendar. Wood engravings by Gwenda Morgan. Printed by The Whittington Press. Andoversford. 1985. 2.5” x 1.875”. Printed in 6 pt Garamond on Zerkall mould-made paper. Bound by Smith Settle in brown leather with gilt title on spine. Top edge gilt. Separate marbled paper folder containing a set of proofs. All laid in a tan cloth dropback box with paper title label on spine. No. XV of 35 Special copies signed by Gwenda Morgan in a total edition of 150 copies. $450.00 34

(Lorson’s Books & Prints) Nursery Rhymes. Wood engravings by Gwenda Morgan. Printed by The Whittington Press. 1985. 2.5” x 1.675”. Printed in 6 pt Garamond on Zerkall mould-made paper. Bound by Smith Settle in brown leather with gilt title on spine. Top edge gilt. Separate marbled paper folder containing a set of proofs. All laid in a brown cloth dropback box with paper title label on spine. No. XV of 35 Special copies signed by Gwenda Morgan in a total edition of 150 copies. $450.00 See Item # 9 - Correspondence to Lois Boorman.

(Lilliputter Press) The Little Cookie Book. Thirty-one Favorite Recipes of a Minibibliophile. [By Ruth E. Adomeit.] Woodstock, Vermont. 1960. 2.375” x 1.625”. Illustrated by Helen B. Herrick. Printed on Warren’s Thintext paper by The Elm Tree Press in Caledonia with Garamond. Binding in blue cloth spine with yellow title; yellow cloth boards with title and illustration on front. Endpapers illustrated with items from a kitchen. An edition of 200 copies. One internal signature split, but not loose. $40.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

Provenance: From the collections of Doris V. Welch and Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With the blue Bookplate “D.V.W. 1992 K.I.R.”

(Le Petit Oiseau Press) Christmas: The Christmas Story as told by St. Luke. [Chicago. 1963.] 1.875” x 1.5”. Color frontispiece and illustration tipped-in. Black and white illustrations. Hand set, printed and bound by Doris V. Welsh in the S.T.A. workshop in the Newberry Library. Green cloth spine and tips with paper title label; light green paper boards, black title and illustration on front. One in an edition of 150 copies. $150.00

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(Lorson’s Books & Prints & The Whittington Press) Good Babies Bad Babies. By John Lawrence. 1986. 2.5” x 1.875”. Black and white wood engravings. Printed in red in Bell type on Zerkall mould-made paper. Tan cloth spine with gilt title; toning floral paper boards. Cream slipcase with tan cloth trim. No. 41 of 140 thus in a total edition of 175 copies. $115.00 (Lorson’s Books & Prints & The Whittington Press) Weeds in my Garden. By Miriam Macgregor. 2.5” x 1.875”. Hand colored illustrations. Printed in Garamond on Zerkall mould-made paper. Black spine with gilt title; Japanese paper boards. Yellow silk portfolio containing a set of uncolored proofs. Both items laid in a yellow silk dropback box with paper title label on spine. In an edition of 175 copies this is No. XV of 35 Special copies signed by Miriam Macgregor. $475.00

(Lorson’s Books & Prints) Country Calendar. Wood engravings by Gwenda Morgan. Printed by The Whittington Press. Andoversford. 1985. 2.5 x 1.875”. Printed in 6pt Garamond on Zerkall mould-made paper. Bound by Smith Settle in Whittington marbled paper with gilt-titled tan spine. Brown endpapers. Brown slipcase with tan cloth trim. An outof-series copy of 115 thus bound in a total edition of 150 copies. $125.00

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(Lorson’s Books & Prints & The Whittington Press) A Study of Dinosaurs on the Comparative Method or Comparative Dinosaurs for Students, Amateurs, Fanciers and Breeders. By H.J. Mudwinkle, FRS & Bar. Illustrated by Peter Forster. Whittington Press for Lorson’s Books & Prints. 1988. 2.5” x 1.875”. Printed in Scotch Roman on Basingwerk paper. Bound in blue cloth with gilt title on front. Blue marbled endpapers. Blue slipcase. One in an edition of 175 copies. $125.00 (Lorson’s Books & Prints & The Whittington Press) Predators in my Garden. [Illustrations and text] By Miriam McGregor. Lorson’s Books & Prints & The Whittington Press. [1993.] Wood-engravings handcolored. Printed in Garamond on Zerkall mouldmade paper. Bound in full brown leather with gilt title on spine. Gold raw silk bound folder with a set of the engravings in black-and-white. All laid in a gold silk dropback box with toning yellow paper trim and paper title label on spine. In a total edition of 250 copies this is No. XIX of 50 Special copies signed by Miriam Macgregor. $450.00

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Keepsake from Msgr. Weber at the Miniature Book Society 1997 Conclave.

(Robert E. Massmann) Prospectus for Mark Twain’s “The War Prayer”. 1.25” x 1.375”. In small white envelope.

(MarMichel Press) Via Crucis. By Msgr. Francis J. Weber. Los Angeles, California. 1997. 2.875” x 2.125”. Typeset in Weidemann on Mohawk Superfine. Designed and printed letterpress by Regis Graden at Nut Quad Press. Tipped-in frontispiece of a commemorative stamp issued by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Bound by Marianne Blau in brown cloth spine with gilt title, light brown boards. Small bookplate of previous owner on back inside cover. One in an edition of 504 copies. $35.00 $15.00

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“Mark Twain did not permit his indictment of glorifying the glamor of war to be published until after his death. He felt it would fall on deaf ears, because he was truthful; and only dead men can tell the truth in this world.” - Prospectus.

(Robert E. Massmann) Keepsake of Eloise and Bob Massmann for M.B.S. Conclave XV. Approx. 3” x 2.625”. Blue wrappered book which folds open. Various quotes as text. Typography by Richard A. Massmann. Design, layout and fabrication by Robert E. Massmann. An edition of 150 copies. $25.00

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(Minia Press) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found there. By Lewis Carroll. Two volumes. Paris. Printed in France. [n.d.] ca. 1945. 3.125” x 2.125”. Vol. I - With Forty-Two Illustrations by John Tenniel. Vol. II - With Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel. Re-bound in green leatherette with five raised bands and 35

(Robert E. Massmann) Collector’s Clean Sweep. Colonial Besom Keepsake of Eloise and Robert Massmann. M.B.S. Grand Conclave IX. Williamsburg. [VA] 1991. Approx. 2.125” x 3”. Typography, design, layout and assembly by Robert E. Massmann. Illustrated cover and slipcase label by C. Ernest Massmann. Hand coloring by Eloise C. Massmann. Book in the shape of a broom with a stick handle. Illustrated cover folder. An edition of 200 copies. $25.00

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(Minia Press) The Fables of Aesop. Edmund S. Wood. Jamaica. 1943. 2” x 1.625”. Frontispiece, black and white illustrations [by Charles Bennett]. Red cloth with gilt title on spine and title in English with tortoise on front and title in Greek and image of a bee on back, all in gilt. Gold slipcase.Gold card slipcase with slight tear. $150.00 #65 in Doris Welch’s Bibliography.

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gilt title and decoration on spine. Green marbled endpaper. Top edge gilt. In yellow paper covered card slipcase. $350.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Book plate.

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(Miniature Book Society) Three Miniature books. 2.125”x 1.375”. Keepsakes in plastic box. 1) Peace on Earth. Accordion fold book. Marbled paper boards with paper title label on front. Thin gold color cord with gold sequin and metal ball around book. 2) 1989. Accordion fold calendar book with marble paper boards and paper title label on front. Blue ribbon tie. 3) Untitled. Blue decorated paper boards with empty white Japanese paper envelope folder. Pale blue ribbon ties with metal ball to pull to close. $60.00 (Miniature Book Society) Various Keepsakes from Grand Conclave XV. 1997: 1) Juniper Von Phitzer - An Alphabet Coloring Book. San Francisco, CA. 2.5” x 2”. The Grand Conclave XV. 1997. Accordion fold. Mottled brown/gold paper boards with semi-circular silver paper title label. Attached to the book by red string is a small red crayon. 2) Kitemaug Press - Be Whatever You Are. 1997. 1.5” x 1.5”. Color illustrated accordion fold book. Blue wrappers. Keepsake from Frank & Jeanette Anderson. 3) Kurbel Books- Wooden Book. 1.5” x 1.125”. Gray paper with title over wood. White cord so the book can be worn as a necklace. 4) A pop-up thin brown card Printing Press - approx. 2” x 1.5”. 5) Persea Press - Keepsake of a folded sheet with quote and design inside. 6) Bronte Press - Keepsake signed by Suzanne Smith Pruchnicki. 2.75” x 2.125”. 7) Roger Huet - The Book of Happiness. Miniature cotton reel with pink ribbon. .75” x .5”. As a group - $75.00 36

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(Robert D. Naiva) The Concord Fight: The Narrative of Jeremy Lister. Volume I. The Concord Fight: An Account by Amos Barrett. Volume II. Concord. 1975. 3” x 1.125”. Printed in Bembo type by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland. Bound by Reliue de Centre S.A., France, in navy leather with gilt titles on front. Red endpapers. All edges gilt. Blue cloth slipcase. One in an edition of 2000 copies. Volume I: Being so much of the narrative of Ensign Jeremy Lister of the 10th Regiment of Foot as pertains to his services on the 19th April 1775. Volume II: The personal experiences of the author who participated in the fight. Foreword by Allen French. $150.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate in each book.

(Müszaki Konyvkiado) Herendi Porcelán. [By] Dr. Sikota Gyözö. Budapest. 1977. 2.875” x 2.125”. Color frontispiece. Essay in Hungarian and English on the Herendi Porcelain factory with color plate illustrations of 49 ceramics. Descriptions of images in Hungarian and English. Bound in blue leatherette with gilt title on spine and miniature flower painted circular porcelain plaque on front. Housed in a cream velvet lined blue box with the Herendi crest in gilt on the lid lining with the word ‘Handpainted’ and the numerals ‘1825-1976 150’. An edition of 500 copies with the porcelain plaque. Issued to celebrate the 150 years of Herendi Porcelain. $250.00

(Ferd. Ongania) Le Rime de Petrarca. [Italian.] [Francesco Petrarch.] Venice. MDCCCLXXIX. (1879.) 2.375” x 2.125” x .875”. Two miniature volumes bound as one. A portrait frontispiece to each volume and numerous engraved vignettes throughout. Bound by Zaehnsdorf (with their stamp on the front pastedown) in blue crushed morocco with an intricate central gold tooled design as well as a fine gold tooled edge design on both boards. Spine with title and five raised bands, intricately tooled. Leather design continues on edge of front doublure, with blue silk doublure and free endpapers. Top edge gilt. Original wrappers bound in. No. 411 in an edition of 1000 copies. This is one of a few uncut large-paper copies. $2000.00

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This book contains six sonnets which had recently been discovered by G. Veludo, the dedicatee. NOTE: In Item #10 we offer the catalogue ‘An Unusual Collection of Miniature Books Formed by a Lady ... 1928 ...” The above book is shown in the largest illustration and described as ‘A Little Masterpiece of Typography Exquisitely Bound.’ It is described and mentioned in many of the best bibliographic works on miniature books. (Opuscula Press) Prayers written at Vailima: With an Introduction by Mrs. Stevenson and A Christmas Sermon. [Two volumes.] By Robert Louis Stevenson. Bradenton, Florida. 1985. 2.875” x 2.375”. Frontispiece of Robert Louis Stevenson. Printed in Oracle type. Prayers at Vailima handbound in quarter black leather and cream Fabriano paper with blue paper title label on front and blue paper trim alongside spine; blue flower patterned endpapers. A Christmas Sermon handbound in quarter tan leather and cream Fabriano paper with blue paper title label on front and blue paper trim alongside spine; 37

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red flower patterned endpapers. Both books in a blue slipcase with black titles on spine. In a total edition of 175 copies, this is No. 26 of 26 Special sets. Prospectus included. $250.00

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251. (Payot & Co.) Réflexions sur Le Temps, L’Espace et La Vie. [French.] By Henry Bergson. Paris. [n.d.] 3.75” x 2.75”. Bound in paisley Liberty material over card with paper title label on front. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. $65.00 One in a series of French miniature books - Bibliothéque Miniatures. Superb Fore-edge Painting in fine condition 252. (Gui. Pickering) Publius Terentius Afer. [Italian.] [Terence, a Roman Playwright.] London. MDCCCXXII. (1822.) 3.375”. x 2”. Bound by ‘Nutt: Cambridge’ in red leather with four raised bands on the spine. Gilt title on spine and gilt tooled design on edges of covers and inner doublures. Fore-edge painting of ancient Roman ruins. All edges gilt. Ink signature of previous owner on front pastedown. $1250.00 The 7th in the Diamond Classic series. Fine fore-edge painting with great detail. Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.

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(Gui. Pickering) La Divina Commedia. Di Dante Alighieri. [Italian.] Two volumes. Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London. MDCCCXXIII. (1823.) 3.625” x 2”. Frontispiece of Dante engraved by R. Grave. Paginated as one volume, followed by four advertisements. Bound in green leather with title and gold tooling on spine and simple gold-tooled design on covers. Five raised bands on spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Both volumes with fine detailed fore-edge paintings with views of landscapes. Slight wear to spines and corners. $2000.00

A set of two volumes with Superb Fore-edge Paintings in fine condition

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254. (Gulielmus Pickering) Quintus Horatius Flaccus. [Italian.] 57 Chancery Lane, London. 1824. [Last page states 1826.] A Reprint. 3.25” x1.675”. Engraved frontispiece. Bound in red leather with title and gold tooling on spine and simple gold-tooled lines on cover. Five raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Green ribbon marker. $475.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Rickard. With her Bookplate. [See illustrations top of p. 39.]
No. 253. Above - Volume I. Right - Volume II - detail of fore-edge painting.

255. (P’Nye Press) A Coffee Cantata. [By Frederika Postman.] 4.75” x 3”. Tan sheet of paper folded to form a book. A list of words relating to coffee printed in brown. $15.00 38

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(JoAnna Poehlman) Drawings in a Nutshell. Wisconsin, Milwaukee. 1985.Approx. 1.75” x 1.25” at the widest points. Walnut shell with tiny accordion fold book inside. Handpainted lithograph of various nuts. Title and nut names in pencil. Shell with brown ribbon closure, and in a brown hessian bag with the letters ‘NUTS’ in black on the one side and a string closure to the bag. A/P signed by Poehlman. $350.00 Together with: Catalogue of an exhibition of JoAnna Poehlman: Books, Works on Paper and Sculpture No. 254. 1964-1994 at the Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin. March 27-May 1, 1994. 11” x 7.5”. Illustrated cover wrappers. Price list of the work of JoAnna Poehlman.Handwritten letter from JoAnna Poehlman to Lois Boorman about her purchase of the above book,listing some collections that possess this item. 257. (Poole Press) Aelian on Fly Fishing. Foreword by J. R. Adams. [Berkeley, California.] 1979. 2.625” x 2.2”. Handset, printed and bound at Poole Press by Maryline P. Adams. Illustrations by J.R. and M.P. Adams. Brown spine with title in green, and brown marbled paper boards. No. 138 of 250 copies, signed by M.P. Adams and J.R. Adams. $150.00
Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.

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258. (Poole Press) Kipling’s American Catches: Epic story of heroic size about exploits in salmon fishing. Foreword by J.R. Adams. 1980. 2.625” x 2.25”. Frontispiece of Kipling tipped-in, as well as another tip-in. No. 256. Printed in black with green. Designed, handset, printed and bound by Maryline P. Adams. Set in Garamond, printed on German made Ingres Antiqua paper, marbling by the printer. Green cloth spine with gilt title; marbled paper boards. No. 54 in an edition of 150 copies. Signed by M.P. Adams. $150.00
Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.

(Poole Press) Prophecy. [Nursery Rhyme.] [Berkeley, California.] September 1980. 2.625” x 2.125”. Printed in black with brown decorative borders on yellow paper. Handset, printed and bound by Maryline Adams. Sewn binding of thin card covered in decorated paper with narrow yellow title label. One in an edition of approximately 50 copies. $115.00
Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.

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(Poole Press) The Jackdaw of Rheims from ‘The Ingoldsby Legends’ by R.H. Barham. [Berkeley, California.] 1981. 2.25” x 3.25”. Designed, printed, illustrated and bound by Maryline Poole Adams. Handset in Libra type, letterpress printed on paper mouldmade at St. Cuthbert’s Mill in England, illustrations hand colored. Bound in red/tan marbled paper boards with brown leather gilt-titled spine and corners No. 47 in an edition of 125 copies, signed by M.P. Adams. 39

(Poole Press) The Kings & Queens of England. An Anonymous Mnemonic. [Berkeley, California.] 1981. 1.75” x 1.87”. Handset, printed and bound by Maryline Adams. Libra type on handmade paper from the mill of Joseph Batchelor. Marbled endpapers by Maryline Adams. Bound in patterned paper with paper title label on front printed in red. No. 33 of 100 copies signed in red by M.P. Adams. $150.00
Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.

$200.00

“Franklin’s letter to a hypothetical correspondent is reproduced here in a setting popular in 15th Century France: heart-shaped illuminated manuscripts. ... The idea of this book is to give the feeling of an illuminated manuscript by using 18th Century Fournier fleurons and chap-book illustrations, and thereby provide an appropriate setting for Franklin’s wit.” - Colophon.

No. 262.

262. (Poole Press) Advice to a Young Man Choosing a Mistress: 1745. [By] Ben Franklin. [Berkeley. 1982.] 2.25” x 2.25” at the widest points. Designed, handset, printed and bound by Maryline Poole Adams. Heartshaped book. Printed in brown with tan decoration on each page. Two-color illustrations throughout. Bound in brown velvet with gilt title on front cover. Marbled endpapers. No. 130 in an edition of 130 copies, signed by M.P. Adams. $175.00

263. (Poole Press) Victorian Signatures: Builders’ Signatures on San Francisco Victorian Houses. [Berkeley, California.] 1982. 2.675” x 2.25”. Handset in 8pt Cochin and printed on a C. & P. Pilot press. Illustrated. Handbound by M.P. Adams in brown leather spine with stamped title; green and brown patterned paper boards with front title. Green endpapers of map placing examples of the Victorian Signature Houses. No. 29 of 100 numbered copies, signed by M.P. Adams. $175.00
Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.

No. 263.

264. (Poole Press) Merrie England: A philatelic celebration of ancient festivals. [Berkeley, California.] 1983. 3” x 2”. The four British stamps entitled Folklore used in this book were issued in February 1981. Written, designed, handpress printed and bound by Maryline P. Adams. Set in Cochin on Barcham Green paper. French fold. Bound in brown spine with green title and toning marbled paper boards. No. 57 in a total edition of 101 copies, signed by M.P. Adams in red. $275.00 265. (Poole Press) The Story of Little Black Sambo. By Helen Bannerman. 1899. Illustrated by Maryline Poole Adams. [Berkeley, California.] 1983. 2.625” x 2”. Designed, printed letterpress, and bound by Maryline Poole Adams. Handcolored linoleum cut illustrations. Printed in Cochin on handmade Japanese Kitikata and bound in black and brown leather with gilt decoration on front and spine; gilt title on spine. Black paper slipcase. This is No. B of 25 Deluxe lettered copies in an edition of 100 copies signed by M.P. Adams. $350.00
Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

No. 264.

No. 265.

266. (Poole Press) Mistletoe: Legends, Myths, & Folk Lore. Written & illustrated by Maryline Poole Adams. [Berkeley, California.] 1984. 2.5” x 1.875”. Design, printing, binding, linoleum blocks and marbling all by Maryline Poole Adams. Printed letterpress in Deepdene type on damped handmade Barcham Green paper. Specially bound in green leather with red leather spine title label and red leather gilt inset of mistletoe on front. Green leather slipcase with red edge strip and red ribbon. In an edition of 100 copies, this is No. K of 26 special lettered copies with the special binding and a frontispiece of a 1982 U.S. Post Office State Birds & Flowers 20c stamp. This copy inscribed in green ink: “All the best to Kal Levitan - Maryline Poole Adams”. $275.00
Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.

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(Poole Press) Pepys Pops Up: Moving Events from the Diaries of Samuel Pepys, Esq. 1660-1667. [Berkeley, California. 1986.] 3” x 2.5”. Designed, engineered, letterpress printed, assembled, and handbound by Maryline Pool Adams. Seven double-page spreads with pop-ups, fold-downs, liftups and moveable parts. Red ribbon markers. Bound in red leather with a red leather enclosed folded title label on front, and a wraparound strip with gilt button closure. Laid in a black felt-lined wooden box, with a slide-off wood lid painted with a scene of London in 1660. Painted No. 268. paper title label on side of box. No. 2 in an edition of 40 copies, signed by Maryline Poole Adams. Inscribed in ink “to Kal Levitan with love – 8/31/86”. $600.00 Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate. (Poole Press) Presenting – The Seven Ages of Man. By Mr. William Shakespeare. As Rendered Movingly By Mrs. Maryline Poole Adams. [Berkeley, California.1986.] 2.625” x 2.125”. Designed, engineered, letterpress printed, assembled, and handbound by Maryline Pool Adams. Seven double-page spreads with pop-ups, fold-downs, lift-ups and moveable parts. Bound in white cloth with brown decoration and illustration, with red title, on front. Closure of round metal button and elastic. Laid in a center-opening box made to represent the Globe Theatre. No. 22 in an edition of 45 signed and numbered copies. $425.00

(Poole Press) The Great Fire of London 1666: Six Days of the Conflagration from the Diary of Samuel Pepys. [Berkeley, California.] 1985. 2.875” x 2.25”. Woodcut frontispiece of Pepys and full-page woodcuts on brown paper, including one fold-out. Designed, printed and handbound by Maryline Poole Adams. Set in Deepdene and printed letterpress on Frankfurt Cream paper. Bound in red leather with gilt title on spine and relief design on front cover. Marbled paper slipcase with red leather trim, plus red ribbon for ease of No. 267. removal of book. Of 100 copies printed, this is No. 22 of 30 which are specially bound and contain a 1996 St. Helena issue stamp Great Fire and commemorating the 300th year of the arrival of settlers to the island after the Great Fire. Signed by Maryline Poole Adams. $375.00

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(Poole Press) The Golden Rule East & West. [Quotes from various religions.] [Berkeley, California.] 1987. 2.75” x 1.875”. Handset, printed and bound by M.P. Adams. Printed in several colors. Bound in brown wood board with sewn spine forming decoration and cords with brown beads as closure tie. In an edition of 55 copies, this is one of the 40 regular copies, numbered and signed by M.P. Adams. Very good. $175.00 [See illustration top of p. 42.] 41

(Poole Press) Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky. [Berkeley, California. 1986.] 2.5” x 2”. Designed, illustrated, printed and assembled by Maryline Poole Adams. ‘Click tablet’, an education toy format from the late 18th century; now known as ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ format. Six wooden boards. Black and white wood-engravings with text on cut-out white paper to fit on both sides of the wood boards. Front and back boards printed on red paper. Black wrap-a-round thin card protective cover. No. 43 in an edition of 99 copies, signed by M.P. Adams. $150.00 [See illustration top of p. 42.]

No. 269.

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(Poole Press) Christmastide in Ancient Britain. [Berkeley, California.] 1987. 2.875” x 2.125”. Accordion fold. Designed, handset, printed, and bound by Maryline Poole Adams - inspired by the Christmas stamps issued 18 November, 1986, in the United Kingdom. 5 Christmas stamps as illustrations. Gray check Japanese paper boards lined with red leather. With removable red leather spine, with gilt title, which allows the book to be totally open. No. 32 in an edition of 51 copies, signed by M.P. Adams. $300.00 273. (Poole Press) The Quangle Wangle’s Hat. By Edward Lear - 1877. With wood-engravings by Maryline Poole Adams. [Berkeley, California. 1988.] 2.75” x 2”. Designed, handset, letterpress printed, and handbound by M.P. Adams. Set in 10pt Poltowski, printed on Mohawk Superfine paper. Wood-engravings printed from the blocks. Bound in black and white patterned ‘QW’ paper; black leather spine with gilt title. Black slipcase decorated with the same patterned paper and a bow of purple/gold ribbon and small metal bobble. Black endpapers. An edition of 75 copies, signed by Adams. $125.00
Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

No. 270.

No. 271.

No. 272.

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(Poole Press) The Elephant’s Child or How the Elephant got his Trunk. No. 273. Written in 1902 by Rudyard Kipling & newly illustrated with wood engravings by Maryline Poole Adams. [Berkeley, California.] 1990. 2.75” x 2”. Designed, illustrated, letterpress printed and bound by M.P. Adams. Printed in Deepdene on Bassingwerk. Bound in red paper with a woodcut covering both the back and front boards. Title on spine and front cover. Red endpapers. No. 35 in an edition of 100 copies, signed by M.P. Adams. $125.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Rickard. With her Bookplate. 42

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(Poole Press) The Embroideries of Mary Queen of Scots. A Sampler by M.P. Adams. [Berkeley, California.] 1990. 3” x 2.125”. Written, designed, embroidered, printed, hand colored and bound by Maryline Poole Adams. Printed in Deepdene, with Union Pearl display on Barcham Green handmade paper from the 1930s. Embroidered cloth binding in various colors of Mary Queen of Scots decorated with seed pearls on the front cover; embroidered thistles on the spine with ‘MR’ and simple embroidery design on back cover. Top edges uncut. Laid in a brown velvet folder with a trim around the edges of beige stitching; lined with dark brown cloth, and tied with beige ribbons. No. 39 in an edition of 45 copies signed by M.P. Adams. $750.00 Examples of Mary’s needlework can be seen at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk, the Victoria & Albert Museum London, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh. 276. (Poole Press & Rebecca Press) Conclave Cookbook. Illustrated by Maryline Poole Adams. Compiled by Rebecca Saady Bingham. [Berkeley, California. Hyattsville, Maryland.] 1992. 3” x 2.125”. This collaboration celebrates the 10th Conclave of the Miniature Book Society. Letterpress printed at the Poole Press with handset Deepdene type on Mohawk Superfine. Handbound by Donald Brady in white damask cloth with gilt title on spine and gilt cutlery place setting on front with a miniature Imari porcelain plate in the center. Cream ribbon marker. Announcement laid in back of plexiglass container, which opens at the top. In an edition of 125 copies, this is No. 10 of 1 - 35 which are specially bound. $300.00 Recipes from 10 host cities of Miniature Book Conclaves 1983-1992.

No. 275.

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(Poole Press & Rebecca Press) e-i-e-i-o (Eileen, Eileen, Oh!) 1992. 2.375” x 2.875”. Sewn salmon wrappers with title on front and two palm trees - one blue and one red. Blue Japanese endpapers. Printed for the Miniature Book Society Conclave. An edition of 201 copies. This copy signed in green ink “Saved especially for Katherine Rickard by Maryline Adams”. $100.00 43

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No. 278.

(Poole Press) Matryoshka – Russian Nesting Dolls. [In 5 volumes.] By Maryline Poole Adams. [Berkeley, California. 1993.] 2.75” x 2.25” x 1.625”. Designed, illustrated, printed and bound by Maryline Poole Adams. Bound in red leather with gilt title on spine, and color illustration of a Russian doll on the front board; marbled paper trim and marbled endpapers. No. 28 in an edition of 55 copies, signed by Adams. [The edition of 55 copies was not fully completed.] $450.00 279. (Poole Press) Envoy. From ‘Underwoods’ by Robert Louis Stevenson. [Berkeley, California. 1993.] 3” x 2”. Designed, illustrated, printed and bound by Maryline Poole Adams. Printed in purple on various color papers. Semi-circular shape. Bound in black leather with title in gilt on spine. Matching black leather slipcase with gilt title. No. 32 of 65 copies, signed by M.P. Adams. $275.00

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(Poole Press) Masters in this Hall. A Christmas Carol written by William Morris in 1859 herein presented with his decorations & the illustrations of Maryline P. Adams. [Berkeley, California] 1995. 3” x 2.25”. Designed, handset, printed and bound by Maryline Poole Adams. Printed in Libra with Goudy 30 and Morris’ initial letters enhancements, printed on Lana Royal paper. With a U.K. 15 1/2p postage stamp with Morris designed wallpaper. Bound in blue leather with gilt title on spine and rectangular red and blue leather onlay decoration on the front. Red endpapers. Brown velvet open-sided folder tied with gold ribbon. No. 21 of 30 Special leather bound copies in an edition of 100 copies, signed by Maryline Poole Adams. $350.00 (Poole Press) Sherlock Holmes - A Philatelic Gallery. [Berkeley, California.] 1995. 3” x2”. Accordion fold within a binding of black cloth spine and corners and patterned cloth sides with small paper title label on front. Spine can be removed for full viewing. Inspired by a set of U.K. commerative Sherlock Holmes stamps issued in October 1993, it contains 5 postage stamps relating to varNo. 281. ious Holmes stories. Printed in black on blue paper. No. 20 in an edition of 100 copies, signed by Maryline Poole Adams. $225.00 44

No. 279.

No. 280.

282. 283.

(Rebecca Press) Edna St. Vincent Millay: Sonnets & a Few Poems. [Hyattsville, Maryland.] 1982. 2.75” x 2.125”. Frontispiece is an 18c U.S. stamp of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Designed by Rebecca Saady Bingham. Typeset and printed by Serif Press. Bound by Green Dragon Bindery in beige/green slubbed silk with the initials of the poet in salmon color embroidered by Mark Levi on the front board. No. 41 in an edition of 200 copies, initialed by R.S.B. $95.00 (Rebecca Press) Original wood engraving of a goose by Sarah Chamberlain. 3” x 2.25”. Gray flecked wrapper. Signed by Chamberlain. Keepsake: MBS: Conclave VI. $35.00 (Rebecca Press) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. By Washington Irving. Wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain. Rebecca Press. 1983. [Hyattsville, Maryland.] 2.5” x 3”. Designed by Rebecca Saady Bingham. Printed on Curtis Colophon paper. Green postage stamp of Washington Irving as frontispiece. 10c. stamp tipped in as part of the book. Printed by Jane Pomeroy at the Burntcoat Press. Bound at the Green Dragon Bindery. Endpapers for the deluxe edition marbled by Christopher Weimann. Full blue leather with inset of orange moon and black relief illustration of two riders and a tree. All edges speckled black. Slipcase of blue leather trimmed with orange leather. No. 31 of 35 deluxe copies in an edition of 150 copies, signed by Rebecca Saady Bingham. $500.00 The design of this binding is taken from the ‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ stamp that is tipped in the book.

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(Rebecca Press) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. By Washington Irving. Wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain. Rebecca Press. 1983. [Hyattsville, Maryland.] 2.5” x 3”. Designed by Rebecca Saady Bingham. Printed on Curtis Colophon paper. 10c. stamp tipped in as part of the book. No. 71 in an edition of 150 copies, signed by Rebecca Saady Bingham. Unique binding by Angela James in September 1994. Bound in dark blue leather to a geometric design with illustrated painted panels in yellow, blue and black. Title in gilt on spine. Handpainted leather doublures with toning endpapers. All edges gilt with blue stripes. Laid in a deep blue box lined with plum suede and with a yellow ribbon to remove the book from the box. Matchbox-like cover in plum/pink with yellow and black title label on front. $1500.00 1983 was the bicentennial year of the birth of Washington Irving. (Rebecca Press) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. By Washington Irving. Wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain. 1983. [The bicentennial year of the birth of Washington Irving.] Designed by Rebecca Saady Bingham. Set in Fairfield Linotype with initial caps in Fry’s Ornamented. Printed on Curtis colophon paper by Jan Pomeroy at the Burntcoat Press. A 10c stamp of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is used as an illustration. Bound at the Green Dragon Bindery in blue cloth with round orange paper title label on front. No. 100 in a total edition of 150 copies, signed by Rebecca Saady Bingham. $75.00

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288.

(Rebecca Press) Erté Maquettes. [Foreword by Rebecca Saady Bingham. Introduction by Salomé Estorick.] [Hyattsville, Maryland.] 1984. 2.875” x 2.125”. Pencil frontispiece of Erté at 91. Color illustrations of the maquettes. Binding by Green Dragon Bindery of black cloth boards, silver leather spine with black title, and silver endpapers. White card stapled booklet with silver title and decoration on front with eight color maquette illustrations. Black card slipcase with black ribbon for easy removal of book. No. 500 in an edition of 2,200 copies (of which 1200 are specially bound in a deluxe edition), signed by Rebecca S. Bingham $150.00 These miniature images are taken from original paintings No. 288. which were at the Grosvenor Gallery, London. 45

(Rebecca Press) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Original wood engraving of the first illustration, signed by ‘S. Chamberlain for Mimi and Arnold’. Image - 2.5” x 2.75”. Frame - 6.375” x 5.875”. Blue mount and silver/gilt frame. $150.00 Mimi and Arnold Elkind, both now deceased, were major collectors of contemporary fine press and illustrated books.

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(Rebecca Press) Rosanella. By Comte De Caylus. Wood Engravings by Sarah Chamberlain. 1988. 3” x 2.25”. Illustrated with original wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain. Design by Rebecca Saady Bingham. Edition of 315 copies, signed by S. Chamberlain and Rebecca Bingham. This is No. L of 15 state proof copies which were bound at the Green Dragon Bindery. Purple leather binding with onlay of pink rose with two green leaves. Doublures of pink suede. All edges gilt. Separate folder of rose color marbled paper over thin board containing a suite of all the wood engravings signed or initialed by Sarah Chamberlain. Also in the folder is a painting of a rose, signed by Chamberlain. Both items are laid in a pink suede dropback box with relief title and rose decoration on the front; lined with matching rose marbled paper. $850.00 Rosanella is the third in a set of three fairy tales in which roses are significant story elements. (Rebecca Press) Quo’pourri. [Quotes by various authors.] [Maryland. 1989.] 2.375” x 2.875”. Designed by Rebecca Saady Bingham and Cheryl Parker. Printed and illustrated in purple and turquoise. Pages of different sizes at foreedges with strips of various color paints down the side. Handset in Cowell type and printed at Hummingbird Press. Bound in glittery handmade pink cover papers over board by Therese Bisceglai. Illustrated polymer clay rectangle onlay on front board. Turquoise handmade endpapers. Prepared for the Miniature Book Society Conclave VII. One of only 12 copies with the polymer onlay. $175.00 (Rebecca Press) The Ideal Man. By Oscar Wilde. 1988. 2.75” x 2.25”. White wrappers sewn with gilt thread. Black Japanese endpapers. Purple title and floral decoration and green glass bead on front cover. $45.00

(Rebecca Press) The Wild Swans. By Hans Christian Andersen. Wood Engravings by Sarah Chamberlain. 1986. 2.875” x 2.25”. Set in Kennerley Light monotype. Designed by Rebecca Saady Bingham. Bound at the Green Dragon Bindery in green leather spine and white boards with title and decoration on front board. No. 147 of 250 regular copies in a total edition of 315. Signed by Rebecca Bingham. $95.00 The 100th Anniversary year of Hans Christian Andersen.

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(Rebecca Press) The New House. By David Mamet. [Hyattsville, Maryland. 1989.] 2.75” x 2.25”. Wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain. Printed in brown in Monotype set by Mackenzie-Harris at the Hummingbird Press. Sarah Chamberlain’s wood engravings were printed in brown from the blocks. Bound in brown leather spine, brown wood veneer with fanlight design on front and miniature door knob. Brown illustrated endpapers of the interior of a house. Brown ribbon marker with miniature gold colored key at end. An extra suite of prints in a tan marbled paper envelope type folder is included. Both items in a tan marbled paper over board slipcase with a brown leather blindstamped illustration of the front door of a house. In a total edition of 250 copies bound at the Green Dragon Bindery, this is No. 41 of 50 Deluxe copies signed by Rebecca S. Bingham and David Mamet. $425.00 This book represents the combined inspiration and efforts of Patty Joffee and Rebecca Bingham. (Rebecca Press) The Seventh Princess & The Goldfish. By Eleanor Farjeon. Illustrated by Edith Bingham. 1993. 2.675” x 2.5”. Designed by Rebecca Saady Bingham with the stories printed at opposite ends of the book. Photocomposition and color separations by Robert R. Cole, Jr. and A.J. Trilli at Valley Graphics. Printed at International Graphics. Bound by Don Brady in quarter white leather and handmade paper. Illustration on both boards and title in gilt on spine. The Seventh Princess has gold endpapers and The Goldfish has marbled endpapers. No. 8 of 275 copies thus, signed by Rebecca Bingham. $95.00 46

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(REM Miniatures) Tales of The Wayside Inn. In Pen Drawings by E. Helene Sherman. [New Britain, Connecticut. 1975.] 3” x 3.375”. Published by Robert E. Massmann. Printed at Art Press. Fourteen drawings in red. Sewn blue paper wrappers with paper title label on front. Spine slightly faded. $20.00

(REM Miniatures) Historic Boston, Lexington, Concord. In Pen Drawings by E. Helene Sherman. [New Britain, Connecticut. 1975.] 3” x 3.375”. Published by Robert E. Massmann. With 16 blue ink drawings plus a fold-out map of Paul Revere’s ride. Sewn red wrappers with paper title label on front. $20.00

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299.

(Kathryn I. Rickard) The Attack Fly. [By] Kathryn I. Rickard. Scott’s Printing Company. Duanesburg, New York. April 1989. 2.5” x 2”. White wrappers and text pages. Decorated title page. An edition of 250 copies. Ink inscription: “To / Jody & Lois / on their buy- /ing week-end / June 10, 11 - 1994 / Kathryn I. /Rickard”. $30.00 Kathryn I. Rickard states: “The incident in this little booklet took place on October 20, 1988.”

(Kathryn I. Rickard) An Old Love Story. [By Kathryn I. Rickard.] The Phoenix. Richmondville. N.Y. October 1987. 2.5” x 2”. Lilac wrappers and text pages. Decorated title page. An edition of 250 copies. Two ink inscriptions; the first “November, 1987 / To my Dear / Friend, Doris / Welsh with / love./ Kathryn I. Richard” and “to Lois and Jody / on their buying / week-end June, 10-11,/ 1994. / Kathryn I. Richard”. $30.00 Kathryn I. Rickard states: “The incident in this little booklet took place on March 20, 1986.” Provenance: From the collections of Doris V. Welch and Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With the blue Bookplate “D.V.W. 1992 K.I.R.”

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301.

(Achille J. St. Onge) Friendship. By Ralph Waldo Emerson. Worcester. 1939. 2.375” x1.625”. Frontispiece of Emerson. Printed in Times New Roman on Worthy Hand and Arrows paper by D.B. Updike [at] The Merrymount Press, Boston. Bound in blue morocco with gilt decoration on both covers and spine; gilt title on front. Cream silk ribbon marker. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. An edition of 950 copies. Very scarce. $800.00 The second book printed for Achille J. St. Onge - this copy has a square spine.

(River’s Edge Studio) Flowers & Plants on the United States Postage Stamps. [By] Miriam B. Lawrence. East Greenwich, R.I. 1970. 3.25” x 2. 375”. Illustrated with 16 tipped-in U.S. stamps. Printed on handmade Hayle paper from England, by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Holland. In a total edition of 500 copies, this is No. 56 of 200 bound in full green leather with gilt title on front and spine by Reliure du Centre, Limoge, France. Brown patterned endpapers. All edges gilt. $250.00 Provenance: From the collections of Alene B. Potter and Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With their Bookplates.

(Achille J. St. Onge) Abraham Lincoln: President of the United States 1861-1865: Selections from his Writings. Worcester. [MA] 1950. 3.125” x 2”. Printed from Monotype Plantin on J. Barcham Green’s handmade all rag wove paper by The Chiswick Press, London, and bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, in navy leather with title and decoration on front and spine in gilt. All edges gilt. An edition of 1500 copies. $225.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. (Achille J. St. Onge) King George VI: The Prime Minister's Broadcast February 7, 1952. [By] The Right Honourable Winston S. Churchill. Worcester. [MA] 1952. 2.375” x 1.5”. Printed at The Chiswick Press, London in Monotype Plantin on J. Barcham Green's handmade all rag wove paper. With two photographs of the King by Karsh, and Dorothy Wilding. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in brown leather with Royal cipher and gilt title on front. Red patterned endpapers. All edges gilt. An edition of 750 copies. $500.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. Winston Churchill’s Broadcast

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(Achille J. St. Onge) The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Worcester. [MA] 1953. 2.75” x 1.875”. Frontispiece of Queen Elizabeth in black. Printed in Monotype Plantin on Arnold’s handmade Laid Record paper by The Chiswick Press, London, in black and red. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, in red leather with gilt title on front and 47

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(Achille J. St. Onge) Wild Apples: History of the Apple Tree. By Henry David Thoreau. Worcester. [MA] 1956. 3” x 2”. Designed by Bruce Rogers. Presswork by The Marshbanks Press, New York. Bound by Frank Fortney in tan leather with relief pattern in front and gilt title on spine and front. One of 950 copies. $250.00

304. (Achille J. St. Onge) From a Writer’s Notebook. By Van Wyck Brooks. Worcester. [MA] 1955. 2.375” x 1.875”. Designed by Frank J. Lieberman. Printed from Times New Roman type on Kelmscott handmade paper by The Chiswick Press, London. Bound in green leatherette with No. 303. gilt title on front and spine and gilt decoration. Patterned endpapers. All edges gilt. One in an edition of 1000 copies. $125.00

spine and gilt insignia on back. Red patterned endpapers. All edges gilt. Stamp of Sangorski & Sutcliffe on back doublure. An edition of 2000 copies. $200.00

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(Achille J. St. Onge) Abraham Lincoln 1809 - 1959: The Address by Carl Sandburg before the United States Congress Washington, D.C. February 12, 1959. Worcester. [MA] 2.625” x 1.875”. Frontispiece of a beardless Lincoln on a 1c stamp. Printed from Spectrum type on Antique paper by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Holland. Bound by Froost en Brandt, Holland, in tan leather with gilt title and decoration on front. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. An edition of 2000 copies. $75.00 (Achille J. St. Onge) The Inaugural Address of John Fitzgerald Kennedy President of the United States Delivered at the Capitol, Washington January 20, 1961. Worcester. [MA. 1961.] 2.625” x 1.625”. Frontispiece of Kennedy. Printed from Latetia type on ‘Old Kentucky Linen’ paper by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland. Bound in navy leather with gilt title and decoration on front. Red patterned endpapers. All edges gilt. $125.00

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308. (Achille J. St. Onge) The Night Before Christmas. By Clement C. Moore. Illustrated [in color] by Tasha Tudor. Worcester. [MA] 1962. First edition. 3.75” x2.75”. Printed by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland. Bound in red leather with gilt title on front. Illustrated endpapers. All edges gilt. Illustrated dust jacket. $200.00 309. (Achille J. St. Onge) Paul Revere’s Ride: A Deposition. The Personal Account by Revere of his famous ride with an Introduction by Esther Forbes. Worcester. [MA] 1963. 2.375” x 1.875”. Frontispiece of Paul Revere. Printed from Baskerville type on ‘Old Kentucky Linen’ paper by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland. Bound by Proost en Brandt N.V., Amsterdam, Holland, in full brown leather with gilt title on front and relief illustration of Revere on his horse. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. An edition of 1000 copies. $75.00 Churchill made Honorary Citizen of the U.S.A.

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(Achille J. St. Onge) Thomas Jefferson on Science and Freedom. A letter to the student William Greene Munford. June 18, 1799. With a Foreword by Julian P. Boyd. Worcester. [MA] 1964. 2.625” x 1.875”. Frontispiece profile of Jefferson from Gilbert Stuart's medallion. Printed from Baskerville type on 'Old Kentucky Linen' paper by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland. Bound by Froost en Brandt, Amsterdam, Holland, in full green calf with title in gilt on front cover and spine. All edges gilt. Patterned endpapers. One in an edition of 1000 copies. $275.00 48

310. (Achille J. St. Onge) Sir Winston S. Churchill Honorary Citizen of The United States of America by Act of Congress April 9, 1963. Worcester, Massachusetts. 1963. 2.5” x 1.625”. Printed in Bembo on ‘Old Kentucky Linen’ paper by Joh. Eschedé en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland. Frontispiece of Churchill. Bound in red leather with gilt title on front. Green patterned endpapers. A first edition of 1000 copies. $175.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

No. 308.

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(Achille J. St. Onge) Thoreau’s Turtle Nest from ‘The Journal Notes of Henry David Thoreau’. With a Preface by Walter Harding. Worcester. [MA] 1967. 2.625” x 1.875”. Frontispiece of a USPS 5c stamp of Thoreau drawn by Leonard Baskin. Printed from Baskerville type on Ingres Butten paper by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland. Bound by Froost en Brandt, Amsterdam, Holland, in full brown calf with title and turtle in redgilt on front cover. All edges gilt. One in an edition of 1500 copies. $125.00

(Achille J. St. Onge) The Twenty Third Psalm. Illustrated [in color] by Tasha Tudor. Worcester. [MA] 1965. First edition. 3.75” x2.75”. Printed by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland. Bound in green leather with gilt title on front. Illustrated endpapers. All edges gilt. Illustrated dust jacket. [See illustration middle of p. 48] $125.00

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(Achille J. St. Onge) The Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog. By Eugene O’Neill. Worcester. [MA] 1972. 2.875” x 2.125”. Frontispiece photograph of O’Neill with the dog. Printed from Lutetia by Joh. Eschedé en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland. Bound by Reliure de Centre, France, in full tan calf with gilt title on front and relief impression of a dog. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. An edition of 1000 copies. $110.00 (Achille J. St. Onge) Shelley. By A.C. Swinburne. Worcester. [MA] 1973. 2.375” x 1.875”. Printed in Romanée and Spectrum by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland. Bound by Reliure de Centre, France, in red leather and gilt title and decoration on front. All edges gilt. One in an edition of 500 copies. $140.00 “This poem by A.C. Swinburne appears here for the first time in print.” - From the Note. (Achille J. St. Onge) Mayor of Indianapolis. [By] Father Joseph F. Weber. Worcester. [MA] 1975. 2.875.” x 2.125”. Printed from Lutetia by Joh. Eschedé en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland, and bound in Limoge, France, in black leather with title in gilt on front. $125.00

(Achille J. St. Onge) Abraham Lincoln: The Song in His Heart. By Kenneth A. Bernard. Worcester, Massachusetts. 1970. 3” x 2.25”. Frontispiece of Lincoln. Illustrations reproduced courtesy of Boston University Collection of Lincolniana. Printed in Monotype Baskerville and Modern by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland. Bound by Reliure de Centre, France, in green leather with gilt title on spine and gilt title and Lincoln portrait in gilt on front. All edges gilt. One in an edition of 1500 copies. $125.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

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(Achille J. St. Onge) California on United States Postage Stamps. [By[ Francis J. Weber. Worcester. [MA] 1975. 3.25” x 2.25”. Frontispiece of a 6c 1969 stamp. Black and white reproductions of stamps. Printed in Spectrum type by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen. Haarlem, Holland. Bound by Reliure du Centre S.A. Limoges, France, in blue leather with gilt title on spine and front. All edges gilt. One in an edition of 1500 copies. $75.00 (Achille J. St. Onge) The Addresses of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Delivered at Westminster Hall and Guildhall on the occasion of her Silver Jubilee 1952 - 1977. Worcester, Massachusetts. 1977. 2.75” x 1.875”. Color frontispiece of the Queen. Printed in Perpetua on Crown and Scepter paper at Stanbrook Abbey Press, Worcester, England. Binding planned by Sydney M. Cockerell with drawings by Joan Tebbutt. Bound by Weatherby Woolnough in blue leather with gilt title on spine and gilt lion on front and gilt unicorn on back. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. One in an edition of 1000 copies. $175.00

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(Karen Slinson Saro) Miniature Origami Book. 1989. 2” x 2”. White flecked paper opening out into a circular pattern. Green silver-flecked handmade paper over card with yellow ribbon. $25.00

(Press of Ward Schori) The Preacher and The Moonshiner. By Loy Warwick. [Original title ‘Father’s Disreputable Friends’.] 1957. 1.75” x 1.5”. Wood engravings in black and white by Sarah Chamberlain. Handset in 6pt Bodoni on Mohawk Letterpress paper. Bound in green leather with gilt title on spine; front cover with gilt title and decoration. Top edge gilt. $95.00 49

thus in a total edition of 500 copies.

Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

324. (Schori Press) The Old Barn; A poem attributed to John Troth. Woodcuts by Herschel C. Logan. Calligraphy by Rebecca A. Shepherd. Evanston, Illinois. 1982. 2” x 2.75”. Letterpress printing from Linotype composition and foundry type was done by Ward Schori at his private press. Printed on natural white sheet. Bound in brown cloth with black title on spine and front. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. An edition of 240 copies, signed by Ward K. Schori. $95.00 325. (Press of Ward Schori) Mark Twain and Birds. By Caroline Thomas Harnberger. Evanston. [IL] 1984. 2.75” x 2.25”. Typography by Ward Kermit Schori. Line drawings of Blue Jays by Elise Pike Lerman. Frontispiece of a U.S. Blue Jay stamp from a commemorative block known as CAPEX; noting the cooperation between the United States and Canada in preservation of our mutual wildlife heritage. Printed by letterpress direct from type and engravings on ivory-colored Teton Text. Bound in blue cloth with silver title on spine and silver color metal plate inset on front board with title and illustration. Laid in a perspex box. One in an edition of 239 copies. $125.00 326. (Press of Ward Schori) We Shall Pay Any Price, Bear Any Burden: John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1915-1963. By Ralph Godfrey Newman. [Evanston, Illinois. 1988.] 2.125” x 2.5”. Designed by Ward Schori. Printed in Souvenir type by photolithography by The Schori Press on Mohawk Superfine. Bound by Hugo Grammich in black leatherette with gilt title label on spine and gilt image of Kennedy on the front cover. Dark blue marbled endpaper. Marbled paper over board slipcase, with shiny copper medallion of Kennedy set into the side cover and protected with clear plastic. An edition of 300 copies. $175.00

323. (Schori Press) Memories: An Anthology. Evanston, Illinois. [1965?] 1.75” x 2.75”. Various antique ornaments and cuts have been used as well as four original drawings by Andre Chappaz. Typography by Ward Schori. Bound in black leatherette with gilt title on spine and gilt title and decoration on front; gilt feather on back board. No. 47 of 330 copies in the regular binding of 330 $95.00

322. (Schori Press) The Lullaby Book of Poems by Eugene Field. Evanston, Illinois. 1963. 2” x 2.25”. Printed on white paper with silver glints in blue with a blue decorative border framing the text. Bound in blue leather with gilt title and illustration in gold, pink and white on the front board. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. An unnumbered copy in an edition of 600 copies, signed by Ward K. Schori. Spine slightly faded. $125.00
Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

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(Press of Ward Schori) Majesty: Britain’s “QUEEN MUM”. By Francis J. Weber. Evanston, Illinois. 1990. Frontispiece British 20p stamp of the Queen Mother. Black and white photographic reproductions. Designed and typeset by Ward Schori using Centaur for the text and other parts except for the title, which is, appropriately, named Royal Script. Printing done by photolithography at The Schori Press. Printed on white velvet finish Vintage No. 1 Coated by Northwest. Bound by Hugo in brown suedette with gilt title on spine and gilt title and the crest of the House of Windsor on front board. All edges gilt. [200 copies?] Signed by Ward K. Schori. $135.00 50

(Press of Ward Schori) Christmas Poems. By James Whitcomb Riley. Evanston, Illinois. [1982.] 1.875” x 1.5”. Black and white endgrain wood engraving illustration by Sarah Chamberlain. Design for the cover by Andre Chappaz. Design, hand typesetting and production by Ward K. Schori.Poetry typeset by computer, with headings, title page and miscellaneous matter handset with foundry type. Most of the book printed by photo-offset, but the illustration printed by letterpress direct from the engraved block. Printed on Allegro Vellum. Bound in white cloth with blue title on spine and manger scene illustration on the front cover in blue. Top edge gilt. One in the regular edition of 241 copies. $45.00

No. 326.

Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

No. 329.

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(Press of Ward Schori) William Shakespeare: Nearer My Bard to Thee. By Louis Marder. Evanston, Illinois. 1993. 2.5” x 2.125”. Black and white frontispiece of Shakespeare. Photographic reproduction of Dr. Louis Marder with a bust of Shakespeare. Palatino typeface on Mohawk Superfine, printed by photolithography. Typography and design by Ward Schori. Bound in brown velvet with gilt title on spine and gold-painted metal plaque of Shakespeare with gilt decoration on front. Plaque of Shakespeare is reproduced from a 19th Century medal honoring him, from the collection of the author. Photographic endpapers. No. 34 in an edition of 199 copies, signed by Ward Schori. $125.00 As a Shakespeare scholar, Dr. Marder has over 20,000 items of Shakespeare memorabilia. (Carol Schwartzott) The Garden. Quote by Gertrude Jekyll from Home and Garden and a quote by Thomas Reinhardt, Landscape Architect. [Niagara Falls, New York.] First edition. 2.875” x 2.875”. Sepia drawings, book design and binding by Carol Schwartzott. Accordion fold with handmade paper wrappers with a relief design on front and matching pink ribbon tie. Plastic box. No. 75 of 500 copies initialed by Carol Schwartzott. $20.00 (Carol Schwartzott) The Shades of Autumn. [By] Lana LaForest. [Niagara Falls, New York.] 2.75” x 3”. Accordion fold. Color illustrations. Book design and binding by Carol Schwartzott. Wrappers of marbled paper with brown ties. Plastic box. No. 163 of 500 numbered copies. $20.00
Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With two of his Bookplates.

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(Carol Schwartzott) A Winter Song. [Two poems - one by Eileen Mathias & the other by F. Ann Elliott.] Niagara Falls, New York. 1994. 2.875” x 2.876”. Book design and binding by Carol Schwartzott. Accordion fold. In architectural vellum wrappers with a white ribbon tie. Plastic box. No. 83 of 500 copies, initialed by Carol Schwartzott. $20.00

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(Carol Schwartzott) April Rain. By Robert Loveman. [Niagara Falls, New York. 1995] 2.875” x 2.875”. Handcolored drawings, book design and binding by Carol Schwartzott. Accordion fold with handmade paper wrappers with a cutout on front and yellow ribbon tie. Endpapers with a pattern of handpainted daffodils. Plastic box. No. 75 of 500 copies initialed by Carol Schwartzott. $20.00

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(Carol Schwartzott) The Blind Men and the Elephant. Niagara Falls, New York. [1994.] 1.5” x 1.5”. Book art and design, hand colored illustrations by Carol Schwartzott. Glued accordion fold, bound in brown and gold fabric with fabric patterned endpapers. Card slipcase with image of elephant on sides. No. 50 in an edition of 82 copies initialed and dated by Carol Schwartzott. Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate. $125.00 (Carol Schwartzott) The Blind Men and the Elephant. Niagara Falls, New York. [1994.] 2.875” x 2.875”. Book art and design, hand colored illustrations by Carol Schwartzott. Accordion fold, in card wrappers. Illustrated label of elephant on front. Card slipcase with paper title on spine and elephant illustration on side. No. 31 in an edition of 500 copies initialed and dated by Carol Schwartzott. $50.00 51
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No. 334.

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(Carol Schwartzott) The Envious Camel. [By Beha-Ed-din Zohein. Niagara Falls, N.Y. 1994.] 2” x 2.25”. Six-sided book. Book design and binding by Carol Schwartzott. Handpainted illustration on front cover. Black card shaped slipcase with paper title label on spine and handcolored decorative pattern on side. No. 11 in an edition of 80 copies, signed and dated by Carol Schwartzott. [Illustrated bottom of p.51.] $65.00

337. Silver Binding) Hymns Ancient and Modern. William Clowes & Sons Ltd. London.[n.d.] 2.125” x 1.75”. Bound in brown leather with gilt title on front and spine. All edges gilt. Laid in a sterling silver stamped decorated with raised swirls carrying case with silver chain and loop so that it can be attached to the waist. Initials of a original owner on shield in center of design. Hallmarks on side of case. Inscription on front free endpaper ‘Alice 27.9.96’. $695.00

No. 337.

338. (Silver Binding) Hymns Ancient and Modern. William Clowes & Sons Ltd. London. [n.d.] 2.125” x 1.75”. Bound in brown leather with gilt title on spine. All edges gilt. Front cover overlaid with a sterling silver plaque showing a relief design of a horse-drawn carriage and people in front of a church with trees in the background. Hallmarks at bottom of plaque. (Bondy - p.167.) $425.00 339. (Silver Binding) The Book of Common Prayer. Oxford University Press. [Oxford. n.d.] 2.125” x 1.875”. Black leather binding with gilt title on spine. All edges gilt. Gilt decoration edging the inside of both covers. Purple ribbon marker. Front cover overlaid with a sterling silver plaque showing a floral relief design with a cross on a central panel backed with red leather. Hallmarks at bottom of plaque include the maker’s mark - ‘G. & C. Ltd.’ and date 1895. Previous owner’s ink signature and date - Xmas /95. $475.00

No. 338.

341. (Silver Binding) Codex Argenteus. Bibliothecae R. Univ. Upsaliensis. [Sweden.] [n.d.] 1.25” x 1” stapled booklet. Laid in 1.375” x1.125” silver box. Codex Argenteus is a manuscript bound in silver made in Stockholm. The box is a miniature of the binding, which shows figures and angels on the front with a floral border design and a crest on the back with the same floral design. Hallmark on box. $475.00
On the inside bottom of the box is a bookplate showing the provenance of “D.V.W. 1992 K.I.R.” - Doris Varner Welch and Kathryn Ida Rickard. The original manuscript is the property of Upsala University, Sweden.

340. (Silver Binding) The Book of Common Prayer and Hymns Ancient and Modern. Eyre & Spottiswood. London. [n.d.] 2.25” x 2” x 1.25”. Black leather binding with gilt title on spine. All edges gilt. Green ribbon marker. Front cover overlaid with a sterling silver plaque showing a relief design of lilies against a textured background with a decorative edge design. Hallmarks at bottom of plaque indicate a 1910 date and include the maker’s mark - ‘G. & C. Ltd.’. $400.00

No. 339.

No. 340.

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(Silver Thimble Press) The Pied Piper. [By] Abraham Elder. [East Sussex.] 1985. 2.125” x 1.625”. Designed and published by Gordon Murray. Round frontispiece and back page with handcolored illustrations. Text pages shaded blue round the edges. Bound in green /orange/tan cloth with oval hand-painted illustration of the Pied Piper on front. Yellow endpapers painted with a geometric design. Black paper slipcase with paper title label on side; black ribbon for ease of removal of book. No. 27 of 50 copies bound and colored by hand, signed by Murray. $135.00 (Silver Thimble Press) The Three Kings. By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. [East Sussex.] 1985. 2.125” x 1.625”. Designed, made and published by Gordon Murray. Handpainted illuminated letters. Bound in brown fabric with front inset of black cloth with silver metallic stitching to emulate a shining star. Illustrated endpapers. Black paper slipcase with paper title label on side; black ribbon for ease of removal of book. No. 2 of 50 copies bound and colored by hand, signed by Gordon Murray. Brown spine faded. Small circular label at bottom of slipcase spine with an ink ‘2’. $150.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. (Silver Thimble Books) Summer. [Poems by] John Clare, Richard Jefferies, William Barnes. [East Sussex. 1986.] 2.5” x 2”. Original calligraphy and color illustrations by Gordon Murray. Bound in light tan fabric with petitpoint embroidery of a rose on front board. Decorated endpapers. Fore-edge painted with flowers. French fold at fore-edge. Black paper slipcase with paper title label on side; black ribbon for ease of removal of book. No. 2 in an edition of 50 copies, signed and dated by Gordon Murray. $325.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Silver Thimble Books) The Saint and the Goblin. [By] ‘Saki’. [East Sussex.] 1985. 2.125” x 1.75”. Illustrations colored by hand. Designed and published by Gordon Murray. Printed by Bondestat, Eastbourne. Bound in green fabric with colored paper title and illustrated label on front. No. 19 of 150 copies, bound and colored by hand. Signed by Murray. Slight fading to spine and light marks on back cover. $95.00

(Silver Thimble Books) Harrods 1884. ‘The Baron’. [From The Chelsea Herald of 30 August 1884.] Inscribed by Gordon Murray. Designed and published by Gordon Murray. East Sussex. 1983. 2.125” x 1.7”. Black and white illustrations. Bound in green cloth with illustrated paper title label on front. One of 500 copies, signed by Gordon Murray. $50.00

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(Silver Thimble) Sonnets Five. By William Shakespeare. [East Sussex. 1986.] 2.125” x 1.625”. Designed, made and published by Gordon Murray. Handpainted flowers illuminated with gold paint at the beginning of each sonnet. Bound in plum fabric with petit-point embroidery of an iris on the front. Endpapers painted with different scenes. Black paper slipcase with paper title label on side; black ribbon for ease of removal of book. No. 34 in an edition of 50 copies signed, numbered and dated by Gordon Murray. [Illistrated bottom of p. 53.] $350.00

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(Silver Thimble Press) February by John Clare 1793-1864. [East Sussex.] March 1987. 2.5” x 2.75”. Original calligraphy and color illustrations by Gordon Murray. Bound in light brown fabric with inlay of winter scene on paper. Black card slipcase with paper title label on side; black ribbon for ease of removal of book. No. 2 in an edition of 32 copies, signed by Gordon Murray. Very slight fading to spine. $350.00 Erratum Slip on front free endpaper as the first 8 copies were bound with first 3 verses out of order. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Rickard. With her Bookplate. 349. (Silver Thimble) All is Vanity and The Smile. Poems by Lord Byron. Written-out (calligraphy) by Gordon Murray for presentation to Dr. Kalman L. Levitan. 1992. 2.375” x 2”. Flower decorated title page. Blue sky-like hand painted endpapers. Bound with cover of original watercolor of Lord Byron against a brown background. Glassine overcover bound in. Black slipcase with cut-out window for handwritten title on one side and open window for viewing painting of Byron. Laid-in is a handwritten note “To Kal - /With best wishes to/ you and the Center: / I am still producing/ miniatures, but putting/ them down to ‘mature’/ for a few years!/ Many thanks for the photo./ Yours,/Gordon./20.7.92” $650.00 Together with: A signed card from Kal Levitan stating that ”All is Vanity is a one time book (1 of a kind) done by

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Gordon Murray [sic.] for me.” All in fine condition. Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate.

(Frank Smythson) “Bond Street” Calendar for 1973. New Bond Street, London. 2.375” x 1.375”. Bound in blue leather with gilt ‘Bonne Année’ on front. $55.00
Provenance: Bookplate of Billie and Stanley Marcus designed by Rockwell Kent.

351. (Somesuch Press) Frontier Tales of the White Mustang. By J. Frank Dobie. Foreword by Lon Tinkle. Dallas. [TX] 1979. 2.5” x 1.75”. Designed and printed by David Holman. Drawing by Jerry Bywaters. Bound in cream vellum with gilt title on spine and gilt mustang on front. No. 44 in an edition of 395 copies, signed by David Holman. $100.00

No. 352.

352. (Somesuch Press) Portraits of the Queen: The Stamp Collages of Jack Milroy. Dallas, Texas. [1979.] 2.875” 2.5”. Two sheets of 4 stamps showing the original artist’s collage, with a frontispiece of the set of postage stamps of the Queen on which the collages were based. Printed for the Somesuch Press by The Rara Avis Press in Wisconsin. Printed in Caslon 54

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(Somesuch Press) Christmas Stamps from around the World. Introduction by Belmont Faries. Dallas. [TX] 1982. 3” x 2.7”. 18 Christmas stamps tipped-in. Designed, handset and printed by Don Graeme Kelley and Susan Acker at the Feathered Serpent press. Bound by The Schuberth Bookbindery. Bound in red leather with gilt stampedf illustration of Joseph and Mary No. 354. on a donkey in relief. Spine with gilt title ‘Worldwide Christmas Stamps’. Green illustrated endpapers with matching green paper slipcase with the same red endpaper illustrations. Red ribbon to remove book. No. 44 of 800 copies signed in red by Don Graeme Kelley and Susan Acker. $195.00
Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Somesuch Press) The Wars of the Words. By Willard R. Espy. Illustrated by Charles C. Hefling, Jr. Dallas. [TX] 1980. 2.875” x 2.25”. Illustrated. Designed, handset, printed and bound by Don Graeme Kelley and Susan Acker at the Feathered Serpent Press, San Anselmo, California. Beige paper boards with blue illustration of a knight. No. 42 in an edition of 200 copies. Signed by Don Graeme Kelley and Susan Acker. $125.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

Old Style on Hayle and Dresden Inges paper. The stamp collages were fabricated by Jack and Katie Milroy. Bound by Amy Cuthbert in red leather with gilt title on spine and gilt lines and crown on front cover. Red marbled paper slipcase. No. 7 in an edition of 100 copies signed by Milroy. Scarce. $450.00 With a commentary by William Packer, Art Critic of the London Financial Times, and a Statement by the artist. (Bondy - p. 174) Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Rickard. With her Bookplate.

No. 352.

(Somesuch Press) Pueblo Art, Southwestern Indian Pottery. [By] Francis H. Harlow. With an Introduction by Ford Ruthling, Designer of U.S. ‘Pueblo Art’ Postage Stamps. Dallas. [TX] 1983. 2.75” x 2”. Tipped-in are 4 stamps showing Pueblo art. Designed, printed and bound by Don Graeme Kelley and Susan Acker at the Feathered Serpent Press, San Rafael, California. Bound in tan cloth with black title on spine and black and tan pot on front. Decorated black and tan endpapers. No. 9 in an edition of 395 thus. $100.00
Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

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(Somesuch Press) Love. Introduction by Robert C. Solomon. [Quotes by various authors.] Dallas. [TX[ 1983. 2.875” x 2.625”. Designed, handset and printed by Don Graeme Kelley & Susan Acker at the Feathered Serpent Press, San Rafael, California. Printed in black with red illustration and vignettes. Bound by the Schuberth Bindery in pinkish paper with red decoration across both covers and title in black on front. Deep red endpapers with black figures of a man and a woman in medieval dress. U.S. 20c stamp with ‘LOVE’ glued in on page 19 and U.S. 8c ‘LOVE’ stamp glued in on page 24. United Kingdom 14p stamp for Valentine’s Day glued in on page 14. Edition of 1000 copies. $75.00 55

357. (Somesuch Press) Skyborne: A Ballooning Baedeker. By Toby Smith. With five commemorative postage stamps. Dallas, Texas. 1985. 2.75” x 2.5”. 5 international postage stamps with hot air ballons. Printed by Peter Wells with decoration by Priscilla Spitler. Printed in Monotype Cochin Light on Frankfort White paper. Bound in blue cloth with gilt title on spine and front. Metal insignia of the International Balloon Club inlaid on front cover. Endpapers illustrated with balloons. No. 252 in an edition of 285 copies, signed by John Smith and Betsy Wells. $100.00 Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate. 358. (Splendid Press) Fifty State Birds & Flowers on Stamps: An Album. Mill Valley, California. 1982. 2.75” x 2.75”. Designed, printed and bound by Susan Acker & Carol Cunningham. Blue leather spine with gilt title, and blue cloth boards with a bird pattern. Slipover cover with bird and flower stamp imprint. This is one of 50 numbered copies signed by Acker and Cunninghamin an edition of 70. Slight fading to spine. $175.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

No. 358.

359. (Splendid Press) The Horses of San Marco. [Mill Valley, California.] 1983. 2.125” x 2.75”. Designed, printed and bound at the Splendid Press. Illustrations in colors, with a stamp issued by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, to commemorate the exhibition ‘The Horses of San Marco’. Printed in Italian Old Style type on imported Rives papers. Bound in purple cloth with a reproduction of the black and white illustration of the horses; gilt title on spine and front. Gold endpapers with a black and white illustration of Venice. Gold folder tied with purple ribbon. 200 copies, initialed by Carol Cunningham, Dianne Weiss and Susan Acker. $175.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. 360. (Sunflower Press) Marco Polo and his years at the Court of Kublai Khan. By Carol Cunningham. [Mill Valley, California.] 1980. 2.5” x 2.75”. Designed, written and printed by Carol Cunningham on French Arches paper from handset Optima type. Bound in black cloth spine with beige silk brocade patterned with a brown and tan Chinese dragon on both front and back. Brown endpapers with Chinese calligraphic words and the English meaning. No. 33 in an edition of 125 copies, signed by Cunningham. $105.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. [See also Item No. 361.] 361. (Sunflower Press) Small plum envelope containing samples of materials used in covering books, including that of Marco Polo and his years at the Court of Kublai Khan and Woven Wind. 2.75” x 1.625”. [ca. mid 1980s.] $40.00

No. 359.

No. 360.

362. (Sunflower Press) Kachinas. By Carol Cunningham. Illustrated by Dianne Weiss. Mill Valley, California. 1980. 2.5” x 2.875”. Designed and

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printed by Carol Cunningham on Curtis Rag using handset Optima type. Bound in black boards with paper title label on front. No. 52 in an edition of 125 copies, signed by Carol Cunningham. [Kachinas are the ceremonial masked men of the Pueblo Indians.] Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. $135.00

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(Sunflower Press) Haniwa: The Clay Sculpture of Early Japan. Mill Valley, California. 1988. 2.625” x 3”. Written, illustrated and printed from handset Optima type by Carol Cunningham. Illustrations in brown. Bound in brown handmade paper with natural string sewn binding; illustration in black on front cover. Housed in a black wraparound card folder with paper title label on side and clasp with brown clay fish. No. 18 in an edition of 55 copies signed by Carol Cunningham. $175.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Sunflower Press) Woven Wind. By Carol Cunningham. Mill Valley, California. 1987. 2.875” x 2.625”. Written, designed and bound by Carol Cunningham. Illustrations in color. Bound in striped multi-colored silk with purple endpapers decorated with a design of silkworms. Laid in a plexiglass box with a removable lid, through which a purple silk ribbon is drawn to remove the book. Metal bead at end of ribbon. No. 16 in an edition of 40 copies, signed by Carol Cunningham. $350.00 A book about how silk is made and how it has been admired and used through the centuries. [See also item No. 361.] Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Sunflower Press) The First Emperor of China. By Carol Cunningham. [Mill Valley, California.] 1984. 2.875” x 2.875”. Large Chinese postal stamp of horse and man as title page illustration. 5 Chinese postal stamps as illustrations, as well as illustrations in various colors by Carol Cunningham. Designed by Carol Cunningham and printed in letterpress on Arches paper. Deluxe copy bound by Joseph D’Ambrosio in tan leather with a relief design and calligraphy on the front and back. Photographic endpapers of the famous Chinese clay warriors. Laid in a black dropback box with ribbon; paper title label on spine. No. III of 25 Deluxe copies in a total edition of 125 copies, signed by Carol Cunningham. $300.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

No. 363.

No. 364.

(Sunflower Press) Spring, Sweet Spring. [Quotes by various authors.] [Mill Valley, California. 1989.] 1.5” x 2.375”. Designed and printed on Rives paper. Illustrations in color. Bound in white flower patterned cloth with paper title label on front. No. 22 in an edition of 40 copies, signed by Carol Cunningham. $125.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. [See illustration top of p. 58.] 57

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368. (Tabula Rasa Press) Libertalia: A Daniel Defoe Discovery. In two volumes. [By] Robert J. Mount. Morro Bay, California. 1982. 2.115” x 1.875”. Printed in Bodoni Book on Permalife Olde Style paper. Designed, typeset, printed, and bound by Tabula Rasa Press on hand-operated equipment. Brown leather spine with gilt title and gilt decoration on each side; brown marbled boards. Matching endpapers. In an edition of 300 copies, this is an unnumbered set. $95.00

367. (Tabula Rasa Press) Ada Lovelace. By Lydia Gans. Morro Bay, California. 1982. 2.75” x 2”. Printed in Granjon on archival Permalife paper. Bound in green half leather and marbled paper across the middle half of the book, with gilt title on front. Gilt flower on back board. No. 22 in an edition of 300 copies, initialed by J.P.L. [Ada Lovelace was the daughter of the poet, Byron.] $75.00

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(Tabula Rasa Press) The Raven. [By] Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrations by Max Taylor. Morro Bay, California. 1985. 2.625” x 3.25”. Illustrations in black and white. Palatino type composed on the Linotype on Rives Heavyweight mouldmade 100 percent rag paper made in France. Printed on a hand-fed proof press. Bound in brown leather with black raven across front and spine; gilt title. Endpapers created for this book with design of birds. No. 50 in an edition of 300 copies, signed by John Lathourakis and Gizella Lathourakis. $175.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. (Tabula Rasa Press) Pegasus. [Title in English and Greek.] By John Peter Lathourakis. Morro Bay, California. 1986. 1.5” x 2”. Printed in Century composed on the Linotype and printed on archival paper. Handbound in black leather with red/gold decoration on front, spine and back; title on front. Marbled endpapers. 1.5” x 1.5” Winged pewter horse with book. Laid in a plastic box with clear lid. In an edition of 150 copies this is an unnumbered copy. $150.00 (Tamazunchale Press) A Literary Antiquary from Bracebridge Hall. By Washington Irving. Newton. [IA] 1984. 2.5” x 1.75”. A 1940s 10 cent stamp of Washington Irving used as a frontispiece. Printed in Trinité type by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Holland. Bound by Reliure d’art du Centre S.A., France, in tan leather with gilt title on front. Cockerell marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 25 in an edition of 250 copies. $70.00

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372.

(Tamazunchale Press) The Model E. By Thomas R. Smith. Newton. [IA] 1984. 2.5” x 2.125”. Printed and hand bound at Tabula Rasa Press. Four black and white photographs of the Model E Maytag washing machine. Printed in Cloister Old Style. Bound in red leather with gilt title on front and spine. Endpapers of Faith Harrison. No. 4 in an edition of 250 copies signed by Smith. [See group illustration top of p. 59.] $45.00 58

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Group photograph of items from the Tamazunchale Press.

373. 374.

(Tamazunchale Press) Confessions of a Wild Bore. By John Updike. Newton, Iowa. 1984. 2.5” x 1.75”. Printed in Trinité type by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Holland. Bound by Reliure d’Art du Centre S.A., France, in maroon leather with gilt title on front. Cockerell marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 249 in an edition of 250 copies. $75.00

375. 376.

377.

(Tamazunchale Press) The Geese. By E.B. White. Newton, Iowa. 1985. 2.5” x 1.75”. Printed in Trinité type by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Holland. Bound by Reliure d’Art du Centre S.A., France, in gray leather with gilt title on front and spine. Faith Harrison marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 4 in an edition of 250 copies, signed by Charlotte M. Smith. $85.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Tamazunchale Press) The Little Store. By Eudora Welty. Newton, Iowa. 1985. 2.5” x 1.75”. Printed in Trinité type by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Holland. Bound by Reliure d’Art du Centre S.A., France, in green leather with gilt title on front and spine. Cockerell marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 242 in an edition of 250 copies. $75.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Tamazunchale Press) Claude Monet. By Janet Savin. Newton, Iowa. 1984. 2.75” x 2.25”. Frontispiece of a French 1 Franc postal stamp of a Monet painting. Printed in Trinité type by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Holland. Bound by Reliure d’Art du Centre S.A., France, in purple leather with gilt title on spine and front. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 4 in an edition of 250 copies, signed by Charlotte Smith. $75.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

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(Tamazunchale Press) Anne Bradstreet. With Introduction and Illustrations by Polly Kemp. Newton, Iowa. 1986. 2.5” x 2.125”. Printed in Caslon on Rives Mouldmade. Typography, printing and binding by Tabula Rasa Press. Bound in beige leather with gilt title on spine and gilt title and decoration in gilt on front. Marbled endpapers. No. 4 in an edition of 250 copies, signed by Charlotte M. Smith. $75.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Tamazunchale Press) The Manuscript. By Isaac Bashevis Singer. Newton, Iowa. 1986. 2.625” x 1.875”. Printed in Trinité type by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Holland. Bound by Reliure d’Art du Centre S.A., France, in maroon leather with gilt title on front and spine. Faith Harrison marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 4 in an edition of 250 copies, signed by Charlotte M. Smith. $100.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. Mentioned in article in Biblio - June 1997.

(Tamazunchale Press) My Chinese Childhood. By Pearl S. Buck. Newton, Iowa. 1986. 2.5” x 1.75”. Frontispiece of U.S. stamp of Pearl Buck. Printed in Trinité type by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Holland. Bound by Reliure d’Art du Centre S.A., France, in brown leather with gilt title on front and spine; relief design on front. Faith Harrison marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 4 in an edition of 250 copies, signed by Charlotte Smith. $125.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

(Tamazunchale Press) The Aristocrat. By Maya Angelou. Newton, Iowa. 1986. 2.5” x 1.75”. Printed in Trinité type by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Holland. Bound by Reliure d’Art du Centre S.A., France, in tan skin with gilt title on front and spine. Faith Harrison’s marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 4 in an edition of 250 copies, signed by Charlotte Smith. $95.00 59

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(Tamazunchale Press) The White Rose. By Truman Capote. Newton, Iowa. 1987. 2.5” x 1.75”. Frontispiece photograph of a white rose. Printed in Trinité type by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen,Holland. Bound by Reliure d‘Art du Centre S.A., France, in natural vellum with gilt title on front and spine. Cockerell marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 4 in an edition of 250 copies. $145.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate in front and her purple rubber stamp on the back free endpaper.

(Tamazunchale Press) The Russian Icon. By Ann Bahar. Newton, Iowa. 1987. 2.375” x 1.625”. Frontispiece photograph of the Icon. Printed in Trinité type by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Holland. Bound by Reliure d’art du Centre S.A., France, in deep red leather with gilt title on front and spine. Faith Harrison marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 5 in an edition of 250 copies, signed by Charlotte Smith in red ink. $65.00 Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate. 383. (Tarantula Press) Arachne. [Adapted fromTales from Greek Mythology by Katharine Pyle, London, 1928.] [Austin, Texas. 1993.] 3” x 2.5”. Printed and bound by Susannah Kent of the Tarantula Press. Blue leather with a tooled design of a spider-web and painted white, yellow and pink flowers with green leaves. Laid in a plum cloth dropback box. No. ‘F’ of 26 Special lettered copies in an edition of 100 copies, signed by Susannah Kent. $450.00

384. (Tern Press) A Cropper. [Poems] by Bernard Tomlinson. [Market Drayton. 1989.] 4” x 3”. Set in Bembo and printed by Nicholas and Mary Parry on T.H. Saunders paper. Illustrated by Nicholas Parry in color. Bound in light brown cloth over board. No. 97 in an edition of 100 copies, signed by Nicholas Parry. $50.00
No. 383.

386.

(Peter & Donna Thomas) Saroyan: Love of Paper. Santa Cruz. [CA] 1991. 3” x 2.25”. Printed and bound by Peter & Donna Thomas using paper they made from rag, Russian hemp rope, abaca, cotton, and other stray fibers. Paper in shades of dusky rose and white. Frontispiece is U.S. 29c stamp of William Saroyan. Bound with textured dusky pink paper over boards, simple relief design and title on front. No. 142 in an edition of 150 copies. $50.00

385. (Tiffany & Co.) Calendar for 1922. Tiffany & Co. Jewellers and Silversmiths. New York. Paris. London. 3.375” x 2.5”. Dark green endpapers. Green leather cover with an overall gilt design. $50.00

387.

(Peter & Donna Thomas) Song of Creation. By John Muir. [Santa Cruz, CA. 1999.] Accordion fold. 2.625” x 2.125”. Variant of accordion fold with color insert between blue edges. Illustrated and bound by Donna Thomas on paper handmade by Peter Thomas. Blue/green endboards with title and illustration paper label on front. No. 53 in an edition of 500 copies. $85.00 60

388.

(Twin Heart Press) Sidewinder Trails and Other Tales: Incident at Falling Rock. By Cactus Jack Gaxter. In Memory The Ash Ranch Press. Don Hildreth aka Cactus Jack Gaxter. 1992. 2.5” x 2”. Handset in New Times Roman and printed letterpress. Bound at Twin Heart Press in yellow wrappers with illustration and title on front. Triangular pocket on back holds an even smaller (1.5” x 1.75”) wrappered book entitled ‘The Man in the Moon is a Cat: A Lunar Observation’ by Cactus Jack Gaxter. No. 97 in an edition of 150 copies. The smaller book is an edition of 250 copies. $35.00 Seventh book from Twin Heart Press. These tales were written by Hildreth for his Ash Ranch Chronicles.

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(Juniper Von Phitzer) Gloria in Excelsis Deo. 1994. [Colophon states that the book was completed on the 27th of July 1993.] 2.25” x 2.75”. Designed, handset, and letterpress printed by Juniper Von Phitzer and tinted by hand by Lady Phitzer. Bound in gold leather with title in red on front. Deep red decorated endpapers. All edges gilt. No. 21 in an edition of 101 copies signed by Juniper Von Phitzer. $175.00 (walking bird press) Tablelands. [Text and image by] Tara Bryan. [Newfoundland. 1999.] 3” x 2.125”. Accordion fold. Printed on various papers, with an image of the landscape known as the Tablelands. Letterpress printed and bound by Tara Bryan with beige endboards with title in front in black, and orange slipcase with orange ribbon. No. 18 in an edition of 50 copies signed and dated by Tara Bryan. $95.00

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(William Lewis Washburn) Poems of Li Po: The Chinese Poet. Done into vignettes by Frank Ankenbrand, Jr. Foreword by Beaumont Brunstyle. Haddon Heights, New Jersey. 1941. 2.375” x 2”. Black and white illustration of Li T’ai Po by John J.A. Dixon, and two plates by Dan Burne Jones. Printed in black with green border around text and red poem title along side of page. Bound in mottled glowing brown leather with gold title down side of front and Chinese title on fore-edge side. Patterned brown endpapers. No. 10 in a Deluxe edition of 27 copies, signed by Frank Ankenbrand, Jr. In particularly fine condition. [See illustration top of p. 62.] $1000.00 Provenance: From the collection of Rabbi Kalman Levitan. With his Bookplate. 61

392. 393. 394.

(Doris V. Welsh) The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence May 20, 1775. Chicago. 1954. 2.125” x 1.8”. Handset and printed by Doris V. Welsh in the S.T.A. workshop in the Newberry Library. Bound in red cloth spine and tips, paper title label on spine; patterned gold foil board sides. Edition of 100 copies. The third book printed by Doris Varner Welsh. $250.00

No. 391.

(Wild Hare Press) Beauty and the Beast. The Classic Fairytale retold with Illustrations by Corinne Guiney. [Berkeley, California.] 1982. Woodcuts in green. Designed, typeset, illustrated, marbled, printed and bound by hand. Printed in Italian Oldstyle on Rives lightweight buff paper and green Antiqua Ingres endpapers. Light tan leather spine with stamped title, marbled paper boards. No. 40 in an edition of 100 copies, signed by Corinne Guiney. $110.00 (Windcrest Press) Borglum in Texas. By Valentine J. Poska. [San Antonio. Texas.] 1991. 2.75” x 1.875”. Set by hand. Front endpaper with illustration of Mount Rushmore. Tipped in photograph and 3c and 29c stamps of Mount Rushmore. Red cloth binding with ‘B’ in gilt on front. No. 25 of 75 copies, signed by Val Poska. $75.00 This book commemorates the 50th anniversary of the dedication of Mount Rushmore. Provenance: From the collection of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. With her Bookplate.

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396.

(Xavier Press) Wise Words About Letter Writing. By Lewis Carroll. Baltimore. [MD] 1993. 2.625” x 2”. Frontispiece of Carroll. 2 U.S.A. color stamps promoting letterwriting; fold-out facsimile of letter from Dodgson. Handset in Bulmer type and printed on a handpress by F.X. Harrigan. Bound by Don Brady in green cloth with gilt title on spine and front. Endpapers of facsimile of Carroll’s handwriting. No. 157 of 160 copies. $95.00

(Xavier Press) Poe: Master of Macabre. By P.H. Bellas. Baltimore. [MD] 1995. 2.75” x 2.125”. Illustration of monument of final resting place of Poe and his family. Purple commemorative stamp of Poe tipped-in. Handset in Verona and Caslon and printed on a Handpress by F.X. Harrigan. Red border around text on each page. Bound by Don Brady in blue cloth with title in gilt on spine and front. Red endpapers with titles on various books by Poe in white. A pocket on the rear doublure contains a laminated small piece of paper with the words ‘A blade of grass from Poe’s original grave site (see page 19)’ and the blade of grass. No. 39 in an edition of 200 copies. $100.00

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