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Datum der Auktion: 16.09.2021

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Allen Press Christopher Columbus by Kazantzakis

79 pp. (Folio) original golden wrappers (folded unsewn sheets as issued), drop-back box in turquoise cloth from Paris with vermilion cloth interior and paper cover label. One of 140 copies printed on hand-made paper by the Allen Press. Kazantzakis' tragedy on Columbus, translated into English in

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Maynard Dixon's poetry, printed by Hoyem 1977

Introduction by Kevin Starr. Illustrated from drawings by Dixon. 25x16 cm (10x6¼"), buckram-backed boards, jacket. First Edition. Dixon's poetry, one of 1,300 printed by Andrew Hoyem, a long-time partner of Robert Grabhorn and future founder of the Arion Press

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Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Godot, An Imaginary Staging by Willy T. Wiley

Illustrations and Afterword by William T. Wiley; Introduction by David Littlejohn; Program Note and Synopsis by Andrew Hoyem. 38x25 cm (15x10"), cloth-backed pictorial boards, matching slipcase. No. 234 of 300 copies. Signed by Wiley at colophon as issued

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Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Signed by artist John Newman

Poems of Elizabeth Bishop selected and introduced by Helen Vendler. With 24 3-color relief prints by John Newman. (8vo) gray leather-backed cloth with relief print by John Newman inset on cover. Letter O of 26 hors de commerce copies from a total edition of 326 copies. Signed by artist John Newman

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Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Arion Press Don Quixote, W. Wiley prints

2 volumes. With 97 illustrations by William T. Wiley. Bound in duotone goatskin with gilt-stamped covers, lettered in gilt on spine. No. 167 from an edition limited to 400 sets. Signed by William T. Wiley at colophons. The 86th and 89th publications from Arion Press. Due to the size and/or weight of

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Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Artist's book by Joel Shapiro in scroll format

Scroll comprised of glued sheets of handmade paper from China's Red Star Paper Company printed by letterpress, wound on aluminum spool with bookcloth wrapper, housed in a custom cloth-covered box with foil-stamped lettering on cover. With seven woodblock prints by Joel Shapiro. Accompanied by a

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Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Signed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and R.B. Kitaj

[48] pp. Artwork by R.B. Kitaj. (Oblong 4to) original hand-sewn in boards with brown cloth spine, slipcase. No. 35 of 300 signed copies. Signed by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and artist R.B. Kitaj at colophon

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Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Arion Press delivers Flaubert

Translated from the French and with an introduction by Mark Polizzotti. With frontispiece and marginal excerpts written by Andrew Hoyem and printed from polymer plates. (Folio) duotone cloth lettered in gilt. Copy P of 26 hors de commerce copies from a total edition of 326 copies. The 106th

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Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Exit Ghost by Roth, Arion Press edition

(Large 8vo) 24.5x17.7 cm (9¾x7"), gray cloth with front cover inset portrait of Philip Roth by R.B. Kitaj, matching slipcase. No. 103 of 275 numbered copies. Includes promotional mail to subscribers concerning its release laid in loose

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Barbarian Press The Chimes by Charles Dickens

72 pp. Adapted from Dickens' story by Mark Lemon and G. A. A.' Beckett. Introduction by Joel H. Kaplan. Wood Engravings by Colin Paynton. Full cloth with large printed paper label on cover, paper spine label; matching cloth slipcase. No. 49 of 150 copies. The play, a goblin drama in four quarters

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Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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2 titles and talk about Bird & Bull's mythical kingdom

Two volumes comprising: Private Presses of San Serriffe. (8vo) quarter cloth and patterned boards, plain paper dust jacket.. No. 1 of 350 copies.1980. The Booksellers of San Serriffe. (8vo) quarter brown morocco and green cloth, slipcase. Prospectus laid in. No. 9 of 200 copies. 2001 Also includes

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Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Numismata Typographica with 4 facsimile guild medals

Illustrated. 9x6", cloth. With 4 examples of Dutch printers' bookbinders' & booksellers' guild medals cast in sterling silver, inset in letterpress folder. (8vo) full brown cloth; volume and medal folder housed together in matching cloth slipcase. No. 57 of 120 copies

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Ourika translated by John Fowles

65 pp. Translated into English with an introduction and epilogue by John Fowles. (4to) original blue morocco-backed patterned boards, spine lettered in gilt. One of 500 copies printed at the Bird & Bull Press. Signed by John Fowles at bottom of page 64 (end of regular text). A French novella

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Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Chinese Handmade Paper Bird & Bull Press

124, [4] pp. 40 paper samples tipped in; facsimile of the South China Morning Post laid in. (4to) original quarter black morocco and boards. No. 210 of 325. Preface by Elaine Koretsky. Prospectus laid in. Bird & Bull, A42

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Recollections. My Life in Bookbinding

Illustrated, including color plates. Foreword by Dr. Marianne Tidcombe. (8vo) morocco-backed boards, two-tone cloth slipcase. Copy 'HM' of 200 copies. Signed by the author on the title page above his printed name. Presumably Henry Morris' personal copy

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Bird & Bull Press Bookseller's Tokens

83, [1] pp. Illustrated with facsimiles and from photographs. (8vo) quarter blue morocco and printed boards. With separate folder containing 11 original tokens struck especially for this book. Housed together in slipcase. No. 265 of 300 copies. Facsimile William Longman letter laid in as called for

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Bird & Bull - San Serriffe - 3 titles

(8vo) quarter morocco, rust cloth with silver printing and decoration on cover, gilt spine title; with silver proof coin No. 104 set in a matching cloth folder; together housed in slipcase. No. 38 of 350 copies

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Bird & Bull Japonnica with paper samples 1/250

Many paper specimens tipped or bound in. (8vo) 23x15 cm (9x6"), quarter morocco and block-printed decorative boards. No. 40 of 250 copies. Includes Dard Hunter's Chiyogami samples, Kimono Pattern swatches, and Japanese Screen Papers. Includes the abbreviated prospectus laid in

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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The scarce Bird & Bull Number 13, 1/140

(Oblong 8vo) original quarter parchment and paste-paper boards, gilt spine title. No. 131 of 140 copies. A collection of mostly technical advice on how to print on dampened handmade papers

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Bird & Bull Press, Remarks on Modern Paper Ltd.Ed

120 pp. Introductory Essay by Leonard B. Schlosser. Frontispiece. (8vo) original quarter brown morocco over patterned boards, gilt rule, spine lettered in gilt. No. 291 of 300 copies. Advanced manual on paper-making techniques and the restoration of manuscripts. Prospectus laid in

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Varieties of Spanish Marbling, with 12 samples

With 12 original marbled samples tipped in. (8vo) cloth-backed marbled boards, leather spine label. No. 25 of 250 copies. Prospectus laid in

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Papermaking in villages of India and Nepal

With twenty tipped-in paper samples. (8vo) quarter natural beige cloth with red and white decoratively patterned paper over boards, and a red leather silver stamped title label on the spine. No. 29 of 210 copies printed on Arches mouldmade paper at the Bird & Bull Press. Oak Knoll publications list

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Bird and Bull's facsimile of 1853 papermakers meeting

52, [2] pp. Notes and comments by Henry Morris. (4to) wrappers, stringbound; housed in publisher's protective box. One of 300 facsimile copies. Made from one of the copies in the possession of J. Barcham Green, Ltd. Prospectus laid in

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Two essays on paper history, Bird & Bull Press

70, [1] pp. (4to) original morocco-backed boards. No. 20 of about 220 copies. First Edition. Includes 16 reproductions of devices from ream wrappers, and 2 actual specimens of the French Revolutionary era currency known as “assignats” inserted in a pocket in the text

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Chinese Decorated Papers, Bird & Bull Press

77 pp. + plates. Illustrated with 24 tipped-in individual paper samples. (Oblong 4to) 19.5x25 cm (7¾x10"), quarter maroon morocco and light blue boards, gilt decorated vignettes on the front cover, gilt-lettered blue-green morocco spine label. No. 283 of 325 hand-numbered copies; bound by Barbara

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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A chapter in Italian decorated paper history

Illustrated; 10 paper samples tipped in. (4to) original cloth-backed decorative boards, leather spine label. No. 23 of 175 [but 215] copies. Prospectus and errata slip laid in. Printed at the Bird & Bull Press. Giuseppe Rizzi and the firm of Remondini were prolific papermakers of decorated and

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Datum: 16.09.2021

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Three Early French Essays on Paper Marbling

106, [1] pp. Intro. by Richard J. Wolfe. Illustrated with 13 original marbled paper samples by Wolfe, and with tipped-in plate from photograph showing the process of Placard. 10x7", quarter-bound morocco & snail-pattern marbled boards with gilt-lettered leather spine label; bound by Gray Parrot. One

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Datum: 16.09.2021

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The Art of Marbling, 14 original samples, 1980

Translated with introduction by Richard J. Wolfe.14 original marbled specimens by Wolfe. (4to) 27.2x21.5 cm (10¾x8½"), quarter black niger and marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine. No. 269 of 300 copies printed on Green's handmade B & B paper and bound by E. G. Parrot. Finely printed study of

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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Louis Herman Kinder and Fine Bookbinding

161. Illustrated with photographs. (8vo) original black morocco-backed patterned boards, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. No. 111 of 325 copies. A scholarly study of the Roycroft bindings crafted by Louis Kinder. Prospectus laid in

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Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 16.09.2021

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The Mysterious Marbler, with original samples

With 11 original marble samples tipped-in. (8vo) 23.5x15.5 cm (9¼x6"), quarter morocco and marbled boards. No. 107 of 250 copies. A beautiful edition of Sumner's 1854 instructional text. Marbled samples and cover papers made by Richard J. Wolfe; printed on Hodgkinson B & B hand made paper; binding

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Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 16.09.2021