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Date of the auction: 15.04.2021

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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

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Allen Press, Edith Wharton, Quartet, 1 of 140

130 pp. Printed in 2 colors throughout. With 4 unusual full-page 3-color illustrations by the printers. 32.5x21.5 cm. (12¾x8½"), decorative cloth over boards in antique vermilion & beige Fortuny print design, hand-blocked in Venice, beige cloth spine, acetate jacket. One of 140 copies printed on

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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40 years of Book Club of California Quarterly Newsletters

40 volumes in 20 slipcases. Letterpressed journals housed in publisher's cloth custom slipcases with leather labels lettered in gilt. First Editions. A continuous unbroken run of 40 years of Quarterly Newsletters for The Book Club of California. Comprising: Volumes 12-13: 1946-1948 Volumes 14-15

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Book Club of California Quarterlys in deluxe slipcases

38 volumes in 19 slipcases. Publisher's custom slipcases:18 quarter leather over cloth and one full cloth slipcase with leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Almost complete 40 year run of The Book Club of California Quarterly Newsletters. Lacking Volumes 40-41, 1974-1976. Comprising: Volumes

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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15 Book Club of California keepsakes in deluxe slipcases

15 yearly keepsakes housed in publisher's blue leather and cloth slipcases. The Book Club of California publishes yearly keepsakes for their members. Comprising: 1946: A Camera in the Gold Rush 1951: Pioneer Western Playbills 1952: Attention Pioneers! 1959: California Sheet Music Covers 1963

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Large collection of Book Club of California keepsakes, etc.

Approx. 25 slipcases + few loose items. Full cloth and quarter leather over cloth publisher's custom slipcases with leather gilt-lettered spine labels. Large assortment of Annual Keepsakes and Quarterly Newsletters published for the members of The Book Club of California. Quarterly Newsletters in

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Book Club of California Keepsakes, many in slipcases

33 keepsakes in 28 publisher's slipcases. Run of 1980-2014 lacking 2019 and 2012. Keepsakes in original wrappers housed in cloth spine chemise in full cloth slipcase with gilt lettered labels. Years 2013-2014 without slipcase. The Book Club of California publishes yearly keepsakes for its members

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Apocrypha 1/450 copies from Cresset Press

14 wood engraved plates by various artists including G. Hermes, W. Skoczylas, R. Ben Sussan and D. Galanis. 32.5x21 cm (12¾x8¼"), full vellum, gilt-lettered leather spine label, top edge gilt. No. 236 of 450 copies. A wonderful collaborative work, featuring the leading names of wood-engraving

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Signed by W.A. Dwiggins

5 volumes. Translated by Jacques LeClerq. Illustrations by W.A. Dwiggins. 20x14 cm (8x5½"), cloth, paper spine labels. No. 1139 of 1500 copies printed by Southworth-Anthoensen Press Signed by Dwiggins in the colophon. Bookplates of Edward Morgan Mills in each volume

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Judith illus. by William Russell Flint 1/100

Introduction by Dr. Montague R. James. With 4 tipped-in color plates by W. Russell Flint; plus additional copies of 2 of the 4 color plates, laid in at rear. 26x19 cm (9¾x7½"), limp vellum lettered in gilt, ribbon ties, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, slipcase. No. 47 of 100 copies. Signed by the

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Le Morte DArthur, full vellum 1910-11

4 volumes. Illustrated by William Russell Flint, with 12 tipped-in color plates with printed tissue guards in each volume. (4to) original full limp vellum with gilt titles on spine and covers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, ribbon ties at fore-edges. No. 304 (vol. 3 no. 75) of 500 copies

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Eric Gill's masterpiece, The Four Gospels

[1], 268, [3] pp. With 65 wood-engraved illustrations, headpieces, and initials by Eric Gill. (Folio) 33.4 x 23.5 cm (12¾x9¼"), finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in half-pigskin over cloth, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, original slipcase. Printed by

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Gather ye Golden Cockerel editions while ye may

127 pp. Selected, arranged & illustrated by Sir William Russell Flint. Collotype reproductions of two water-color paintings (and forty drawings). Printed on handmade paper. Quarter-vellum over blue cloth boards, gilt spine; top edge gilt, others untrimmed. No. 176 of 550 copies. Bookseller's label

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Printed by Grabhorn Press, 1 of only 30 copies

Initial letters by Mallette Dean. (Folio) original calf-backed pattered boards, spine label lettered in gilt, plain paper jacket. One of only 30 copies printed for the family. There were also 6 copies bound in full leather. GB 415

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Grabhorn Press edition of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Illustrated with woodcuts by Mary Grabhorn. (Folio), original red morocco-backed decorative black boards, gilt-lettered spine. One of 180 copies printed on handmade paper from the Tuckenhay Mills by the Grabhorn Press. The fourth title in the Grabhorn's series of Shakespeare's plays. GB 550

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Dard Hunter, Papermaking By Hand in India 1/370

129, [2] pp. Illustrated with 85 photogravures and 27 paper specimens. (4to) 29.5x23 cm (11½x9¼"), black quarter-leather with patterned cloth, in slipcase. Copy no. 88 of 370 signed by the author and publisher. First Edition. Signed by Dard Hunter and the printer Elmer Adler at colophon, as issued

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Bifolia from Kelmscott Press, Keats and Shelley

Two bifolia, [10] pp. Each approx. 21x14.5 cm (8¼x5¾"). Comprises: John Keats' poems, Lamia pp. 165, 166, Isabella; or the Pot of Basil, 171, 172. Percy Bysshe Shelley's poems, The Sunset, pp. 387, 388, Marianne's Dream, 397, 399, 400

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Everson's In Media Res with Tom Killion Woodcuts

Foreword by Everson. Illustrated with woodcuts by Tom Killion. (Folio) 40x26 cm (15¾x10¼"), blue quarter-morocco over linen, front cover with a gilt-stamped morocco panel after Killion's woodcut. Designed and printed by Adrian Wilson at The Press in Tuscany Alley, bound by The Schuberth Bookbindery

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Five valentines signed by Peter Rutledge Koch

5 letterpress color broadsides, 2 of which including collage elements. Comprising: You can kiss me now honey I'm ready! 17x57.2 cm (6¾x22½"). Love Always. 28.5x43.8 cm (11¼x17¼"). Choose Me. 26x33.4 cm (10¼x13¼"). Amore Amor Amour. 27.3x76.5 cm (10¾x30¼"). Once. 39.5x27.8 cm (15½x11"). No. 1 of an

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Three valentines signed by Peter Rutledge Koch

3 hand-colored letterpress broadsides. Including: It's Very Important to Whet La Filter, 2000. 57x33.7 cm (22½x13½"). No. 4 of an edition variée limited to 6 copies. Only, 2000. 57x33.6 cm (22½x13¼"). Blind Love, 2004. 51.6x28.7 cm (20¼x11¼"). Each signed by Peter Koch and Michael Cookinham. From

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Signed by Peter Koch and Michael Cookinham

2 hand-colored letterpress broadsides. Including: Love Among the Ruins, 2002. 56.5x23.6 cm (22¼x9¼"). Arm our Amour. No date. Hand water-colored by Michael Cookinham. 57.2x33.5 cm (22½x13¼"). Editions variées from the Valentine series of collaborations between Berkeley printer Peter Rutledge Koch

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Signed by Thomas Hart Benton

Introduction by Brooks Atkinson. Illustrated with lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton. (4to) full gray buckram, printed spine titles, blind stamped on front, slipcase with lettering on spine. No. 535 of 1500 copies designed by Will Ransom and printed by University of Oklahoma Press. Signed by Thomas

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Signed by Arthur Szyk, 1947

Illustrated by Arthur Szyk. White half-morocco over boards, gilt stamped cover vignette, spine stamped in gilt, french-fold binding, slipcase. No. 783 of 1950 copies. Signed by Arthur Szyk at colophon, as issued

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Signed by André Derain

2 volumes. Volume I illustrated with pochoir plates from drawings by André Derain. Volume II illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley. Volume I in stiff wrappers, Volume 2 in red cloth, both in slipcase. No. 1140 of 1500 copies. Vol. I printed by Dehon et Cie.; Vol. II printed by The Fanfare Press. Signed by

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Raymond Moretti Jazz lithographs

56, [2] pp. of French text, unbound, frontispiece and 12 color lithographs by Raymond Moretti, most double-page. (Folio) 44.5x33 cm (18x13"), laid loose in folding chemise with gilt illustration; housed in red morocco drop-back box, with gilt inlay portrait on top cover. No. 987 of 1350 copies. Two

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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The Heathen Chinee printed by Nash

Introduction by Ina Coolbrith. Illustrated by Phil Little. Printed on double leaves. (Folio) 35.7x27.5 cm (14x11"), blue boards, side sewn with orange cord, orange cloth-covered slipcase with paper label. With a bibliography by Robert Ernest Cowan. "The Heathen Chinee" is a narrative poem by

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Signed by Pablo Neruda

Title page embossed with botanical design. With 9 (of 10) color etchings by Luisa Palacios. Each etching is inserted in a folio with a poem by Pablo Neruda printed on the inside recto. 33x25.3 cm (13x10"), etchings and poetry folios contained in original paper folder with printed jacket, all

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Shorter Poems of John Milton 1/135

xx, 124 pp. Twelve full-page tissue-guarded photogravure plates after the originals by Samuel Palmer. Preface by A.H. Palmer. (Folio) 37x26 cm (15x10"), original gilt-stamped vellum. No 56 of 135 large paper copies. Very scarce large paper copy of this wonderfully presented work

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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Mémoires of Casanova illustrated

2 volumes. Collected by René Groos. Illustrated by Umberto Brunelleschi, including 16 color pochoir plates. (4to) 26x20 cm (10¼x8"), original glassine-covered illustrated wrappers; paper-covered slipcase. Wonderfully illustrated set of the memoirs of Casanova

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Apr 2021

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4 vols printed by or about Bruce Rodgers

4 volumes. Variously illustrated 8vo paper board bindings. Comprising: The Anti-Slavery Papers of James Russell Lowell. Published in Boston by Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1902. 2 volumes. Hudson, W.H. Ralph Herne. Published in New York by Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. Warde, Frederic. Bruce Rogers

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 15 Apr 2021