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41 (Betjeman, John). Stapleton, Margaret L SIR JOHN BETJEMAN: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WRITINGS BY AND ABOUT HIM. With an essay by Ralph J. Mills, Jr
Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1974. 1974. Fine 
Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1974.. 1974.. Fine. - (The Scarecrow Bibliographies, No. 21). Octavo, green cloth titled in white. v & 143 pp. Fine.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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42 (Beuys, Joseph; Fernandez, Dominique; Consolo, Vincenzo; Di Stefano, Eva; Damiani, Damiano; et al). Associazione Orestiadi di Gibellina LABIRINTI
Gibellina [Italy]: Edizioni Orestiadi di Gibellina, (1989). (1989). Very good 
Gibellina [Italy]: Edizioni Orestiadi di Gibellina, (1989).. (1989).. Very good. - Small folio [13 inches high by 9-3/8 inches wide], softcover bound in purple pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped with creasing to the bottom corners of the wraps. 105 & [2] pages plus ads. 34 pages of illustrations in color and black & white with additional black-and-white illustrations in the text section. The bottom page corners are bumped. Very good.

"Labirinti: Cultura del Territorio Rivista Trimestrale Anno II numero 3" (Cover title).

Among the contents of this Sicilian quarterly review are "The Star That Leads to Gibellina" by Eva Di Stefano, "Gibellina, Gibellina" by Pietro Consagra, "The Sicily of Hope and Trust" by Damiano Damiani and "Joseph Beuys Christmas in Gibellina 1981" by Fulvio Abbate. The artwork and photographs are by many different artists and photographers [listed in the rear of the magazine] The text is in Italian, French and English. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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43 (Blake, William). Lachman, Barbara. VOICES FOR CATHERINE BLAKE: A Gathering.
Schola Antiqua Press, 2000. 2000. Very good Signed
iNSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY BARBARA LACHMAN - Quarto [10-3/4 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. There is some very minor soiling & foxing to the binding & the corners of the covers are slightly creased. 132 pages, including a colophon. Illustrated in black & white with reproductions of artworks by William Blake. Near fine.

Limited edition of 400 copies.

Inscribed by Barbara Lachman in the year of publication, signed in full and dated "November 2000".

The book is a selection of writings by Catherine Blake [1761-1831], who married William Blake in 1782. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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44 (Bly, Robert; Szerlip, Barbara; O Hehir, Diana; et al). (Hitchcock, George; editor; Simon, Marjorie; associate editor) KAYAK 45. (Cover title)
(Santa Cruz, CA: Kayak, 1977). 1977). Good 
(Santa Cruz, CA: Kayak, 1977).. 1977).. Good. - Small quarto [8-5/8 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial gray & grayish blue wrappers. The wraps are lightly bumped & foxed. There is a stain to the rear wrap & its edges are darkened. The front wrap is darkened along the spine & its bottom corner is lightly creased. 60 pages. Illustrated in black & white & grayish blue by Philip Kuznicki and John Digby. There is a stain to the inside rear wrap with progressively lighter & smaller stains to the preceding 12 pages. Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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45 (Borrow, George Henry). Wise, Thomas J A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE OF GEORGE HENRY BORROW
London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1966. 1966. Fine 
London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1966.. 1966.. Fine. - Octavo, blue cloth, in tan dw. The dw is rubbed & soiled. xxii & 316 pp. Illustrated. Near fine in a very good dw.

Reprint of the edition published in 100 copies for private circulation only by Richard Clay & Sons, Ltd., London, 1914. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 40.00 USD

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46 (Bowering, George; Lev, Donald; et al) GNOSIS (VI). Stanley Nelson, Editor
Brooklyn, NY: Gnosis, 1971. 1971. Very good 
Brooklyn, NY: Gnosis, 1971.. 1971.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed black-and-white wraps. The rear wrap is lightly soiled & slightly darkened along the spine. [30] pages, including inside wraps, with an errata slip laid in. Very good.

A magazine of poetry and prose. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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47 (Bowser, Ken). Zullo, Michael CATASTROLOGY: The Complete Guide to Feline Horoscopes. A Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo Book
Orlando, FL: Tribune Publishing, 1993. 1993. 0941263851 / 9780941263856 Fine 
Orlando, FL: Tribune Publishing, 1993.. 1993.. Fine. - Quarto, teal cloth, in a pictorial dust wrapper. 80 & [4] pages. Profuse color illustrations by Ken Bowser. Near fine.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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48 (Boye, Karin). Abenius, Margit KARIN BOYE. [Swedish edition]
Stockholm: Bokforlaget Aldus/Bonniers, (1965). (1965). Good 
Stockholm: Bokforlaget Aldus/Bonniers, (1965).. (1965).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped with the spine & extremities darkened & with the head of the spine lightly chipped. The rear cover is creased. 368 plus 7-page publisher's catalog. The bottom corners of the first 30 pages are lightly bumped, else the contents are very good.

Karin Boye [1900-1941] was a Swedish poet and novelist best known for her poems and her novel "Kallocain" inspired by her visit to the Soviet Union in 1928 and her visit to Germany during the rise of the Nazis. The novel was filmed in Sweden in 1981. Until 1930, Boye was a member of the Swedish Clarte League, a socialist group. Together with Erik Mesterton and Josef Riwkin, she founded the poetry magazine Spektrum in 1931, and she was a member of the Swedish literary institution Samfundet De Nio from 1931 until her death.

The text is in Swedish. 
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49 (Bradley, Will). Le Gallienne, Richard YOUNG LIVES
New York and London: John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1899. 1899. Very good 
New York and London: John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1899.. 1899.. Very good. - Octavo, decorative green & black cloth binding designed by Will Bradley. The top edge is gilt. The corners of the covers are rubbed and the head & tail of the spine are slightly chipped. ix & 386 deckle-edged pages. A contemporary owner's name with the date 1899 is penned on the front endpaper. There is occasional foxing. Very good.

First American edition.

The binding is designed by Will Bradley [Bambace A-45]. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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THE ROMANCE OF ZION CHAPEL., (Bradley, Will). Le Gallienne, Richard.
50 (Bradley, Will). Le Gallienne, Richard. THE ROMANCE OF ZION CHAPEL.
London and New York: John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1898. 1898. Very good 
London and New York: John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1898.. 1898.. Very good. - Octavo, bound in a Will Bradley black cloth binding titled & illustrated in gilt with a pictorial gilt panel on the front cover & decorations in gilt on the spine. The top edge is gilt. The front cover is rubbed with some light staining. The spine with its gilt titling & decorations is a bit faded & the head of the spine is lightly chipped & frayed. viii & 297 untrimmed pages. The rear hinge is just starting. Despite its flaws, an attractive copy.

First edition.

The art nouveau binding is by Will Bradley with his "B" monogram. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD

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51 (Bridges, Robert). McKay, George L A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT BRIDGES
NY/London: Columbia University Press/Oxford University Press, 1933. 1933. Fine 
NY/London: Columbia University Press/Oxford University Press, 1933.. 1933.. Fine. - Octavo, three-quarters green cloth & marbled boards titled in gilt. xii & 215 pp. With B&W portrait frontispiece. Fine.

Total edition of 500 numbered and 50 unnumbered copies. This copy is probably 1/50 as it is printed "canceled" where the number would have been. 
Price: 85.00 USD

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52 (Broadside Press). Bailey, Leaonead Pack; compiler and editor BROADSIDE AUTHORS AND ARTISTS: An Illustrated Biographical Directory
Detroit, MI: Broadside Press, (1974). (1974). Fine 
Detroit, MI: Broadside Press, (1974).. (1974).. Fine. - Octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt on spine & in blind on front cover. Lightly rubbed with tiny white mark to rear cover. 125 pp. Illustrated with B&W textual photographic portraits. USPS auction stamp on front pastedown, else near fine.

First edition.

This book provides information on 192 black authors and artists, most of whom were not included in other biographical reference books at the time of publication. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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53 (Brown University Library) COLONIAL POETS 1609-1760: A Selection from the Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays
Providence, RI: Brown University Library, 1947. 1947. Very good 
Providence, RI: Brown University Library, 1947.. 1947.. Very good. - Octavo, brown printed wraps. Slightly creased. 83 catalogued items. Illustrated with B&W facsimiles. Very good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 17.50 USD

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54 (Browne, Gordon; Hatherwell, W.). Stevenson, Robert Louis ISLAND NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1893. 1893. Very good 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1893.. 1893.. Very good. - Octavo, decorative gray, tan & black cloth. The binding is bumped & soiled. The spine is darkened with the head & tail lightly chipped & frayed. ix & 220 pages. Illustrated with 26 black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece with a tissue guard, by Gordon Browne & W. Hatherwell. The contents are very good.

First edition, issued shortly before the English edition.

The book includes "The Beach of Falesa: Being the Narrative of a South-Sea Trader", "The Bottle Imp" and "The Isle of Voices". First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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55 (Browning, Elizabeth Barrett). Boas, Louise Schutz ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1930. 1930. Good Signed
London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1930.. 1930.. Good. - Octavo, navy blue cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The covers are bumped. There are small tears to the cloth at the top corner & bottom inner corner of the front cover & a longer tear to the bottom edge. There are also 2 whitish stains to the cover. The spine & its gilt titling are faded with the head & tail chipped. vii, [i] & 216 pages. The book is lightly cracked at the last page of the text, the title page is foxed & there is occasional light foxing to a few other pages. Illustrated with 8 black-and-white plates, including a portrait frontispiece. Good.

First edition.

From the library of Hettie Gray Baker with her bookplate on the front pastedown. Another of her bookplates of a different design has been signed by Louise Schutz Boas along the bottom edge and is mounted on the front pastedown, partiallly covering the original bookplate. Tipped in on the front endpaper is a one-page TLS to Hettie Gray Baker signed in full by Boas. Boas thanks Gray for her letter of appreciation and her bookplate and describes her own family bookplate of which she is sending Gray a copy.

Hettie Gray Baker (1881-1957), was a pioneer woman in the film industry. As a film editor and writer she contributed to numerous films, including writing scenario and story scripts for several silent films based on Jack London classics. Among these were "Burning Daylight: The Adventures of 'Burning Daylight' in Alaska" (1914), "The Valley of the Moon" (1914), and "The Chechako" (1914). She edited legendary Western film director John Ford's early film "The Iron Horse" (1924). She later became known for her knowledge of Siamese cats and wrote several cat books, including "Cat Tales" published by Farrar Strauss and Young. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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56 (Browning, Robert). Broughton, Leslie Nathan; Northup, Clark Sutherland; and Pearsall, Robert Brainard ROBERT BROWNING: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1830-1950
NY: Burt Franklin, (1970). (1970). Fine 
NY: Burt Franklin, (1970).. (1970).. Fine. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt. xvi & 446 pp. Near fine.

Reprint of the 1953 edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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57 (Browning, Robert). Duckworth, F. R. G BROWNING: BACKGROUND AND CONFLICT / with a Prefatory Word by William Lyon Phelps
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., (1932). (1932). Good 
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., (1932).. (1932).. Good. - Octavo, woven red & black cloth. The binding is bumped with a few small stains to the spine. The edges of the covers and the head & tail of the spine are chipped. Half-title, title & 219 pages. The pastedowns & endpapers are a bit darkened with 2 tape stains to the front pastedown & some light foxing to the rear endpaper. Good.

First American edition. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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58 (Browning, Robert). Wise, Thomas J A COMPLETE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE OF ROBERT BROWNING
Folkestone and London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1971. 1971. Fine 
Folkestone and London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1971.. 1971.. Fine. - Octavo, black cloth titled in silver, in tan dw. Tail of spine bumped & soiled. Illustrated with 9 plates. Near fine.

Reprinted from the edition of 50 copies published for private subscribers, London, 1897. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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59 (Browning,Robert). Furnivall, Frederick J A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT BROWNING FROM 1833 TO 1881
NY: Burt Franklin, (1968). (1968). Very good 
NY: Burt Franklin, (1968).. (1968).. Very good. - (Burt Franklin: Bibliography and Reference Series #212). Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt. 170 pp. Near fine.

Reprint of the third edition published in London 1881. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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60 (Brussel, I. R) ANGLO-AMERICAN FIRST EDITIONS 1826-1900. East to West. Describing first editions of English Authors whose books were published in America before their publication in England. With an introduction by Graham Pollard
London: Constable & Co Ltd / NY: R. R. Bowker Co, 1935. 1935. Very good 
London: Constable & Co Ltd / NY: R. R. Bowker Co, 1935.. 1935.. Very good. - Octavo, cream parchment backed gray marbled boards titled in gilt; deckle-edged. Bumped & rubbed; rear joint & bottom of front joint split; head & tail of spine chipped; score marks on spine. xvi & 170 pp. Illustrated with B&W frontispiece & 7 B&W & color plates. The contents are very good. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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