Sale 589: The John R.M. Phelan Collection of Fine Press Books

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Date of the auction: 30.06.2016

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The Oresteian Trilogy

Title: The Oresteian Trilogy Author: Aeschylus Place: Greenbrae, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1982-83 Description: 2 volumes. Hand-set uncial type, in brown and orange. Title-pages lettered in gilt. (8vo) 25x16 cm (9¾x6¼"), orange cloth, acetate covers; housed together in brown cloth slipcase. 1

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Trail of Beauty

Title: The Trail of Beauty Author: Allen, Harris Stearns Place: San Francisco Publisher: Lewis & Dorothy Allen at their home letterpress Date: 1940 Description: With an original watercolor by William Gaskin (printers' brother-in-law and director of San Francisco's Federal Art Project), tipped-in, as

Lot #: 2

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

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Allen Press Bibliography

Title: The Allen Press Bibliography Author: Allen, Lewis & Dorothy Place: Greenbrae, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1981 Description: Illustrated with tipped-in samples from past printings, woodcuts, etc.; title page with vine design by Mallette Dean hand-colored by Dorothy Allen. Colors throughout

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Allen Press Bibliography: A Facsimile with Original Leaves and...

Title: The Allen Press Bibliography: A Facsimile with Original Leaves and Additions to Date Including a Checklist of Ephemera. Author: Allen, Lewis & Dorothy Place: [San Francisco] Publisher: [The Book Club of California] Date: [1985] Description: 114 + [7] pp. Illustrated with sample pages from the

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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Printing with the Handpress: Herewith a Definitive Manual...to Encourage...

Title: Printing with the Handpress: Herewith a Definitive Manual...to Encourage Fine Printing through Hand-craftsmanship - Signed Author: Allen, Lewis M. Place: Kentfield, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1969 Description: Illustrated by Victor A. Seward. Decorations engraved on wood by Mallette

Lot #: 5

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

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Splendid Idle Forties

Title: The Splendid Idle Forties Author: Atherton, Gertrude Place: Kentfield, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1960 Description: Illustrated with title page, initials and divisional ornaments engraved by Mallette Dean and hand-illuminated by Dorothy Allen. (Folio) original gold and white stylized

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Hidden Treasures or, The Adventures of Matre Cornelius

Title: The Hidden Treasures or, The Adventures of Matre Cornelius Author: Balzac, Honore de Place: Kentfield, CA Publisher: L-D Allen Press Date: 1953 Description: Hand-colored illustrations engraved on wood by Mallette Dean & illuminated by Dorothy Allen. (8vo) 22x15 cm (8¾x5¾"), half blue

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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Barlaam and Josaphat: A Christian Legend of the Buddha

Title: Barlaam and Josaphat: A Christian Legend of the Buddha Author: Place: [Greenbrae, CA] Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1986 Description: Translated by William Caxton. Illustrated including hand-colored initials. (8vo) 27x18 cm (10½x7"), gray cloth, acetate. One of 140 copies printed on Richard de

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Life of Dante

Title: The Life of Dante Author: Boccaccio, Giovanni Place: Greenbrae, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1992 Description: With wood-engravings by John De Pol. (4to) 28x18 cm. (11x7¼"), gray-brown and lion motif-patterned cloth, hand-blocked Fortuny fabric, spine lettered in gilt, acetate. One of 115

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Book of Genesis, King James Bible

Title: The Book of Genesis, King James Bible Author: Place: [Kentfield, CA] Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1970 Description: Illustrated with 24 wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton. (4to) 32x24 cm (12¾x9½"), decorative green & gold cloth hand-blocked by Fortuny, Venice, in an Iranian design, cloth

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Diary of Patrick Breen: Recounting the Ordeal of the Donner Party...

Title: The Diary of Patrick Breen: Recounting the Ordeal of the Donner Party Snowbound in the Sierras 1846-47 Author: Breen, Patrick Place: San Francisco Publisher: Book Club of California Date: 1946 Description: Introduction and notes by George R. Stewart. With a 29-page facsimile of the diary

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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Persian Stories from the Arabian Nights

Title: Persian Stories from the Arabian Nights Author: Burton, Sir Richard, translator Place: Greenbrae, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1980 Description: Introduction by Dr. Francis Carmody. With 7 full-column pen-and-ink drawings in Islamic style by Michèle Forgeois (official artist of the French

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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A Venetian Story

Title: A Venetian Story Author: Byron, Lord George Gordon Place: Kentfield, CA Publisher: The Allen Press Date: 1963 Description: Plates selected and with an introduction by Eleanor Garvey and Philip Hofer of Harvard University. (Oblong folio) original unsewn leaves as issued in French manner

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Fall

Title: The Fall Author: Camus, Albert Place: [Kentfield, CA] Publisher: The Allen Press Date: [1966] Description: Translated by Justin O'Brien. With 6 color illustrations in the text, rubrics printed in blue, green and brown, by Lewis Allen. (Folio), original three-tone boards, acetate cover. One of

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Private Journals of Stendhal 1811-1817

Title: The Private Journals of Stendhal 1811-1817 Author: Carmody, Francis, editor Place: Kentfield, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1954 Description: Woodcuts by Mallette Dean. (Large 8vo) original decorative red and gold cloth, black paper jacket with spine lettered in gilt. One of 175 copies

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Noble Knight Paris & The Fair Vienne

Title: The Noble Knight Paris & The Fair Vienne Author: Caxton, William, trans. Place: Kentfield, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1956 Description: Illustrated with hand-colored woodcuts on every leaf. (8vo) 27x19 cm. (10½x8"), decorative boards, slipcase. One of 130 copies. Prospectus laid in

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Mirrour of the World, Translated and Printed by William Caxton in...

Title: The Mirrour of the World, Translated and Printed by William Caxton in MCCCCLXXXI now Printed by Hand by the Allen Press Author: Caxton, William Place: Kentfield, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1964 Description: 3 volumes. Illustrated from woodcuts in the Caxton edition; woodcut decorations

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Dialogue of the Dogs

Title: The Dialogue of the Dogs Author: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de Place: Kentfield, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1969 Description: Translated by Walter Kelly. Illustrated with ornamental borders by Mallette Dean, plus initials from 15th century woodcuts. The type face is Goudy Thirty, hand

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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Four Fictions. A Concise Presentation of Literature, Book Arts and Crafts...

Title: Four Fictions. A Concise Presentation of Literature, Book Arts and Crafts of England, France, United States, and Italy. Joseph Conrad: The Lagoon. Gustave Flaubert: The Legend of Saint Julian. Henry James: The Jolly Corner. Luigi Pirandello: The Annuity Author: Conrad, Joseph, et al. Place

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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Youth

Title: Youth Author: Conrad, Joseph Place: Kentfield, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: [1959] Description: With color wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton. (Folio) 39x27 cm (15½x10¼"), decorative white boards, slipcase. 1 of 140 copies, printed in red, black and blue on hand-made paper by the

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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Dialogues of Creatures Moralised

Title: Dialogues of Creatures Moralised Author: Place: Kentfield, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1967 Description: Edited by Cott Hobart. Preface by Joseph Haselwood. Illustrated with 122 woodcuts after the first edition of 1480. (Folio) 33x24 cm (13x9½"), decorative cloth, slipcase. 1 of 130

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Wreck Of The Golden Mary: A Saga of the California Gold Rush

Title: The Wreck Of The Golden Mary: A Saga of the California Gold Rush Author: Dickens, Charles and Wilkie Collins Place: Kentfield, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1956 Description: Illustrated with wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton. (8vo) 26x18 cm (10¼x7"), rose paper backstrip, marbled

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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Pictures From Italy

Title: Pictures From Italy Author: Dickens, Charles Place: Greenbrae, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1982 Description: Headers printed in colors, decorations. (8vo) 25x16 cm (10x6¼"), decorative cloth hand-blocked by Fortuny, paper spine label, acetate. One of 140 copies on hand-made paper from the

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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All for Love. Antony-Cleopatra. A Romantic Tragedy

Title: All for Love. Antony-Cleopatra. A Romantic Tragedy Author: Dryden, John Place: Kentfield, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1976 Description: 100 pp. With 5 hand-illuminated engravings (one for each Act) by Dorothy Allen; and a hand-colored frontispiece portrait of Cleopatra by Cairo artists in

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Duchow Journal: A Voyage from Boston to California 1852

Title: The Duchow Journal: A Voyage from Boston to California 1852 Author: Duchow, John Charles Place: [Kentfield, CA] Publisher: Mallette Dean [at the Allen Press] Date: 1959 Description: Foreword by George P. Hammond. Decorations in color by the printer, Mallette Dean. (4to) original decorated

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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On the Ambitious Projects of Russia in Regard to North West America....

Title: On the Ambitious Projects of Russia in Regard to North West America.... Author: "An Englishman" Place: [San Francisco] Publisher: Book Club of California Date: 1955 Description: Introduction by George P. Hammond. Illustrated with a facsimile of the 1840 map.(8vo) 25x17 cm (9¾x6½

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Bacchae: Dionysus, the God

Title: The Bacchae: Dionysus, the God Author: Euripides Place: Kentfield, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: [1972] Description: With 3 color copper etchings by Michele Forgeois, each signed and numbered in pencil. (Folio) 13¾x9¾, half green cloth & wood-patterned boards with gilt-lettered black strip

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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Five Pieces of Ephemera from the Allen Press

Title: Five Pieces of Ephemera from the Allen Press Author: Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: Christmas Salutations! 1987 printed holiday greeting from the Allen Press with Joan of Arc Quotation taken from Bernard Shaw's "St. Joan." (8vo) sheet, of tan

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The Temptation of Saint Anthony

Title: The Temptation of Saint Anthony Author: Flaubert, Gustave Place: Kentfield, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1974 Description: Translated by Lafcadio Hearn. Edited by Francis Carmody. With 24 illustrations throughout; a full-page wood engraving of St. Anthony by Odilon Redon. (Folio) 33.5x24

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 30 Jun 2016

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The First Californiac, Being a Reprint of Prospects of California Written...

Title: The First Californiac, Being a Reprint of Prospects of California Written by Dr. Victor H. Fourgeaud for the April 1, 1848 Issue of The California Star, San Francisco's First Newspaper, of which Samuel Brannan was the Publisher. Author: Fourgeaud, Victor John Place: San Francisco Publisher

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 30 Jun 2016