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The Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches, Jordan, David Starr
The Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches
Jordan, David Starr
25.00 USD

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Including a Variety of Pieces Now First Collected, Goldsmith, Oliver
The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Including a Variety of Pieces Now First Collected
Goldsmith, Oliver
150.00 USD

 

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1 Alkahest Magazine, Volume One, Number One
Atlanta, Ga. Franklin Printing and Publishing Company 1896 Soft cover Very Good Periodical 
Spring issue, May 1896. The first issue of this influentual Southern magazine. Attractively designed art deco cover by Miss Mary Elliott Moore. 4 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. 32 pages, plus advertising front inside cover, back inside and outside cover. Light browning to both front and back cover. Consists of: Southern History, by W.P. Trent; Maiden--A poem, by T.; Two Daughter of the Revolution, by John Young Garlington; A Double Deception, by Julian Harris; Stanton; A Poet of Nature, by Robert Adamson; An Ode of Horace, by W.P. Trent; Book Gossip; Serenade--A Poem, by J.H. Armstrong; Slings and Arrows; Notes. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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2 Chandler & Price. A Short History
San Francisco The Tam Press Edition and The Haunted C & P Press 1996 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original white and blue wrapper with black lettering on front cover. 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches. 13 pages. This copy contains information on the Chandler & Price Company who manufactured Gordon style printing presses. This copy has 6 black and white illustration of presses. From the colophon, "One-hundred-twenty-five copies printed for joint meeting of the Roxburght and Zamorano Club in San Francisco, October 25, 1996." Copy is very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Dr. Johnson on Reading, Conversing, and Writing: Being a Keepsake Issued on the Occasion of the Visit of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs to the Cecil H. Green Library, Stanford University, October 28, 1984
Stanford University, California Stanford University 1984 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original yellow wrapper with black lettering on the front cover. 6 X 9 inches. 9 pages including an illustration of Dr. Samuel Johnson. Dr. Johnson (1709-1784) was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, literary critic and biographer. Copy is very clean and complete. 
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4 Euthanasia or Turf, Tent and Tomb. Collection of British Authors. Tauchnitz Edition. Volume 2905
Leipzig Bernhard Tauchnitz 1893 Hardcover Fine Book 
Original red cloth with gilt lettering on black leather on spine. 5 X 6 1/2 inches. 270 pages. This is a collection of British authors. Light sun fading on spine and edges of both covers. Hunin "Crime fiction" Part 13. 1st Tauchnitz edition, published the same year as the 1st edition (London). A black and white bookplate is on the inside front cover. Pages are clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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5 Fiction Parade. August, 1935. Volume I. Number 4
New York Fiction Parade, Inc 1935 Soft cover Fine Book 
Original illustrated wrapper with white lettering on front cover. 5 3/4 X 9 inches. Pages 387-512. Contents in this issue, "Otto Temke's Good Lick" by Arnold Zweig, "Slow Train Through Carolina" by Richard Sherman, "Whenever Spring" by Ursula Parrott, "I Am rich" by C. W. Whittemore, "Li Tsang's First Party" by Carl Glick, "Everything In The Window" by I.A.R. Wylie, "The Linen Suit Problem" by John C. Emery, "According To Plan" by Albert Richard Wetjen, "Intimate Public Relations" by Weare Holbrook, "Gypsy Drums" by barry Perowne, "The Man At The Wheel" by Violette Kimball Dunn, "The Yankee Clippers" by S. J. Perelman, "Poor Butterfly" by Kikou Tamata, "The Varnable Mystery" by George F. Worts, "On Guard" by Evelyn Waugh, "Late Afternoon" by Helen Adams, "The Come-Back" by L.A. G. Strong, "The Doorman" by Fritz Schick, "Catafalque" by Charles Cooke and "Memory Of Love" by Bernard Barbey. Plus poetry by Mark Van Doren, Edgar Lee Masters, Arthur Guiterman, Charles Brown Nelson, Odgen Nash, Josephine Louis Byrne, Alexa Lane, Irving Fineman, James Dawson, Mary A. Kiefer, David Morton, Patricia Louis Hills. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 In Memoriam, Christopher Morley
1957 Soft cover Fine Book 
Original wrapper with a black and white portrait of Christopher Morley by Joseph Hirsch in 1944 on the front cover. 6 3/4 X 10 inches. 10 pages. Copy contains 5 tribute essays written shortly after Morley's death. The first tribute titled "O Rare Chris Morley" was written by Clifton Fadiman. The other tributes were written by John P. Marquand, Norman Cousins, Harrison Smith and J. Donald Adams. Copy has been folded, however, pages are very clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Inspector Wade of Scotland Yard in The Mystery of the Red Aces. The Big Little Book No. 1448
Racine, Wis Whitman Publishing Co. 1937 Hardcover Fine Book 
Original illustrated board showing Inspector Wade on the front cover, 3 men, 1 on a horse on the back cover. 3 1/2 X 4 1/2 inches. 425 pages with 3 pages of advertisements. Black and white illustrations on the right side page, text on the left. Previous owner rubber stamped their name and address on the inside front cover. Copy has several spots on title page at hinge, otherwise pages are clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Jack Gannon / Canon Addenda
The Arion Press 1998 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original brown wrapper with black lettering on front cover. 6 3/4 X 5 inches oblong. 11 pages with 1 black and white photograph of Jack Gannon. From the colophon, "Printed by the Arion Press in an edition of 350 copies. Of this edition, 125 copies are presented by Andrew Hoyem to members of the Roxburghe and Zamorano clubs attending the Joint Meeting in Los Angeles in October 1998, and the remaining copies are for subscribers to the Arion Press, for relatives of Jack Gannon, and for others who may wish to remember him." Gannon (1907-1932) this copy contains poems and letters by Gannon. This copy is very clean. 
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9 Letter Written in London on April 7, 1931 from Bruce Rogers to Will Bradley, With An Explanatory Note by Carey S. Bliss
Richard Hoffman 1980 No Binding Very Good Book 
Original white wrapper with black lettering and a black design surrounding text on the front cover. 1 sheet folded measuring 9 3/4 X 13 1/2. From the colophon, "Printed on Urabec-Hoffman all-rag hand made paper by Richard Hoffman for the members of the Columbian 415 Chappel, September, 1980." An Editorial Note from Carey S. Bliss is on the back page. Rogers (1870-1957) was an American typographer and type designer. Bradley (1868-1962) was an American Art Nouveau illustrator and artist, nicknamed "Dean of American Designers." Copy is very clean. 
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10 Manuscripts, Typed and Handwritten by Clark Wing
No Binding Collectible-Fine Book 
Clark Wing. 4 manuscript documents. Circa 1930's. California. Two documents are signed by Wing. 6 pages. Clark Wing was a California writer. From 1936-1940, he worked as a WPA editor, editing the California Historic Landmark Series. During this same time, he also wrote articles on State Parks and historic places. He was a friend of the writer Harold Speakman. This collection consists of 4 documents:. 1) "Make the Birdie Sing". 1 page, handwritten and signed by Wing Humorous poem. 2) "Let Snookie Catch 'em" 1 page. Handwritten. Humorous poem. 3) "There are three parts." 2 pages. Handwritten Philosophy. 4) "An Old Memory" 2 pages. Typewritten, signed by Wing. Short fiction. A portion at the bottom of the last page of "An Old Memory", approx 2 X 4 inches is missing. All documents have been folded. Clean copies. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 Out West. August, 1912. Vol. 4. Number 2
Los Angeles, Ca Western Publishing House 1912 Soft cover Fine Book 
Original tan wrapper with green and orange lettering on front cover. 6 3/4 X 10 1/4 inches. Pages 71-143. Copy also has 11 pages of advertisements. Contents in this issue, Muir Of The Mountain" by Bailey Millar, "The Christian Science Architecture of California" by George Wharton James, "The Call Of The Desert" by Constance Fitch, "Edward Fitzgerald Beale-A California Pioneer" by Stephen Bonsal, "From "Song Of The Redwood Tree" by Walt Whitman in Leaves of Grass, "The Historic Elements Of California Literature" by George Wharton James, "Vare-Back Lem" by Helen Combes, "The California Out-of Door Health Home and School" by the Editor, "The Washwoman's Vengeance" by Josephine Clifford McCrackin, "Quit Your Worrying" by the Editor, Poem by Joaquin Miller. Many black and white illustrations and photographs throughout. A small rubber stamp mark on the front cover which reads, "Southwest Museum, Inc. " Some chipping on front cover. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Sunset. The Pacific Monthly
San Francisco, California. Woodhead, Field & Company 1916 Soft cover Fine Book 
Original illustrated wrapper with white, black and red lettering on front cover. 8 1/4 X 12 inches. 100 pages. Articles include "The Californiacs" by Inez Haynes Gillmore, "The Pilgrim of Jackass Bar" by Robert Welles Ritchie, "What Of The Nation" by David Starr Jordan, "The Mystery Oh John Muir's Money" by Arno Dosch, "On The New Rialto" by Charles K. Field, "Must We Clean Up Mexico" by Frederick Reid, "The Pulse Of The Pacific" by Henry C. Rowland, Interesting Westerners ( Miss Spokane, George Watkin Evans, Avard Fairbanks, Madame Clerfayt, Parsons Motanic and Henry F. Ashurst) "Life Can't Break You" Winona Godfrey, "Skinning The Land Grant Bear" by S. Dike Hooper and "The Home In The West" by Henry Hurlbut Victor. Copy has 4 color illustrations and many black and white illustrations and photographs. Slight creases on front cover. Pages are clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 The "Maid of the Mist" Trip. Is Deservedly Popular Because of the Unparalleled View of the Grandest Waterfall in the World
No Binding Very Good Book 
Original white wrapper with black lettering and a black and white photograph of Niagara Falls on the front cover. 1 sheet of paper folded in half. 3 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches. Souvenir from the Niagara Falls trip, explaining about the falls. Copy is clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 The Country Picture-Book
New York James G. Gregory Soft cover Fine Book 
Original illustrated wrapper showing 4 small pictures on the front cover. 6 3/4 X 8 3/4 inches. 24 pages. Copy shows black and white illustrations for a snow scene, spring time, a may-day, morning, hay-time, sheep-washing, harvest scene, apple gathering, autumn, November, winter and the year of a country life. Copy has several pages that are beginning to have foxing. Both covers have small pin holes. Pages are clean and complete. Binding is good. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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15 The Flying Yorkshireman.
New York and London Harper and Brothers, Publishers 1938 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 
Original tan cloth with blue lettering on spine. 5 3/4 X 8 1/4 inches. 273 pages. Deckled edges. Novellas in this copy are, "The Flying Yorkshireman" by Eric Knight, "Snow in Summer" by Helen Hull, "Season of Celebration" by Albert Maltz, "Turnip's Blood" by Rachel Maddux, "The Song The Summer Evening Sings" by I. J. Kapstein, "A Note on Novellas" by Whit Burnett and Martha Foley plus photographs and biographical notes on the authors. Copy has a gold and orange dust jacket written in black lettering. A slight rip in the top of the front cover. Copy is very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 The History of Little Bo Peep, The Shepherdess Showing How She Lost Her Sheep and Coundn't Tell Where To Find Them
London and New York Geo. Routledge & Co. Soft cover Fine Book 
Original illustrated wrapper showing Bo Peep and a sheep on the front cover5 1/4 X 6 3/4. 31 pages. Circa 1860's. Black and white illustrations on nearly every page. Small pen holes on the back cover. Previous owner wrote in pencil "Jesse H. Nov. 9th /67. Pages are clean and complete. Binding is good. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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17 The Letters Of Jacob Baegert. 1749-1761. Jesuit Missionary In Baja California
Los Angeles, Ca Dawson's Book Shop 1982 Hardcover Fine Book 
Original green cloth with black decorations of angels on the front cover. Gilt lettering on spine. 5 3/4 X 8 1/2 inches. 236 pages. From the Baja California Travels Series, Number 45. From the colophon, "600 copies designed and printed by The Castle Press, Pasadena, 1981-1982." Baegert (1717-1772) was Jesuit missionary in Baja California. Copy contains 10 black and white illustrations and 2 color pictures. Contents include 10 letters Baegert wrote during 1749-1761. Copy is very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 37.60 USD
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18 The Liberty Boys Of "76": No 920
New York Frank Tousey 1918 Soft cover Collectible-Fine Book 
No. 920, August 16, 1918. Stapled binding, paper cover, color illustrations on front cover. 8 X 11 inches. Chipping and some uncut pages. Very fragile. Protected in plastic sleeve. Contents in this issue, "The Liberty Boys' Failure; or, Trying To Catch A Traitor" by Harry Moore, "Assignment 99 or The Startling Adventures Of A Boy Reporter" by Ralph Morton and several short news articles and various advertisements. Top corner has been clipped. Text is not affected. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 The Liberty Boys of "76": No 939
New York Frank Tousey 1918 Soft cover Collectible-Fine Book 
No. 939 - December 27, 1918. Stapled binding, paper cover, color illustration on front. 8 X 11 inches. Some chipping and uncut pages. Protected in plastic sleeve. Contents in this issue, "The Liberty Boys Fighting Ferguson or Leagues With Strange Allies, "Help our country, Assignment 99 or The Startling Adventures of A Boy Reporter" by Ralph Morton, Also includes short news articles and various advertisements. 
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20 The Liberty Boys Of "76": No. 909
New York Frank Tousey 1918 Soft cover Collectible-Fine Book 
No. 909, May 31, 1918. Stapled binding, paper cover, color illustrations on front cover. 8 X 11 inches. Chipping and some uncut pages. Very fragile. Protected in plastic sleeve. Contents in this issue, "The Liberty Boys' Hot Fight; or, Cutting Their Way To Freedom" by Harry Moore, " Steeple Jack, The Boy Of Nerve or The Mystery Of The Old Bell Tower" by Captain George W. Granville and several short news articles and 
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