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Los Angeles Dana Jones Company Paper Cover Very Good Early Catalog Size: Approx. 4" x 6" Color Foldout, Advertisements 
no date. circa 1940? Limited edition. Copy No. 85. "This strictly limited edition has been carefully prepared for those friends of Mister Jones who are presumed to be interested in Business as well as Fishing..." Promotional for the Dana Jones Company. 16 pp. Including a color foldout facsimile printed in four colors with water color inks of The Studebaker President Eight model. Covers are Very Good. Tiny spot at bottom edge.Corners very slightly creased otherwise covers are Very Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
Price: 26.50 USD
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2 Ten Years and William Shakespeare: A Survey of the Publishing Activities of The Limited Editions Club from October 1929 to October 1940
The Limited Editions Club 1940 Cloth Good Limited Edition Size: Approx. 8 1/2 " x 12" Photographs 
Contents: Books as Printed Books; Books as Illustrated Books; Books as Literature; ...and William Shakespeare; A Bibliography and an Index. 82 pp. Circular rubbing on front cover down to boards along spine edge. Otherwise covers are Good. Damp stain? along top edge of front/back endpapers-doesn't go through. Otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 Anderson, Charles Wesley SONGS ON THE TRAIL
Privately Printed 1917 Wraps Good+ Poetry Size: Approx. 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" Facsimiles 
Only 200 copies printed. The verses have been selected from the writer's contributions to Bert Leston Taylor's "Line-O'Type" column in the Chicago Tribune. Collage of photos on frontis. and a pasted in photo on last page of booklet "The author at the end of a perfect day"(in a boat with oars coming to shore). Unpaginated. 25 pages of verse, except for one page with two poems on it, each page has a separate poem. Interior is Very Good +. Brown paper wraps with gilt lettering on front. As the wraps are thin paper, all edges chipped with tears, back top left corner missing piece 1/2"x 1 1/4". Stapled once at spine with 3 small nicks where tied 
Price: 62.50 USD
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New York Charles Scribner 1926 Leather Very Good Good Play Size: Approx. 4 1/4" x 6 3/4" 
Beautiful little book. Red limp leather with top gilt edge and gilt lettering on spine. Barrie's signature in gilt on cover. one small barely visible spot on front cover. rubbing/scuffing to corners.Overall exterior is Very Good. Uniform Edition of the Plays of J. M. Barrie. 120 pp. pp.54-55 brownish outline of paper previously laid in?, one page with light black smudge mark otherwise interior is clean, tight and VG. Gray paper Dust Jacket with red lettering. Spine darkened and creases of flaps. Top front corner at flap missing small piece 1/2"x3/16". Overall DJ is Good. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Bennett, Arnold THE PRICE OF LOVE
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1914 Limited Edition Cloth Good to Good+ Limited Edition Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 " illustrations by C. E. Chambers 
Spine faded with rubbing/bumping to ends and corners, otherwise G+. Long pages are uncut. Back free endp. stamped numbers 22614 otherwise Interior is tight, clean, and VG+. Limited Edition of 2,000. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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6 Carlton, W.N.C. THOMAS GRAY'S ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCH YARD, A Bibliographical and Descriptive Note
New York Vreeland Press New York 1925 Paper Cover Very Good Bibliography Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" Woodcuts 
This edition limited to one thousand copies on hand made paper, for presentation at Christmas time. Woodcut on front cover of church with saying underneath "The curfew tolls the knell of parting day". Possibly the most famous English poem of the 18 th century. Some famous quotes came from this poem, "Far from the madding crowd", and "the paths of glory lead but to the grave". Gray covers. Tears at spine where string-tied o/w Very Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. 14 pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Cutler, B.D. and Villa Stiles (compiled by) MODERN BRITISH AUTHORS: Their First Editions.
New York Greenberg Publisher 1930 Limited Edition Cloth Good+ British Authors Size: Approx. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 
Limited edition of 1050 copies. This is number 240. A "checklist of the first editions of English authors". 169 pp. Personal copy of R.F. Sisk ( Robert Sisk was a Hollywood producer in the 30's -50s) as the front endpaper has his name and Beverly Hills, CA address. Tan covers, mildly soiled. Paper title label on spine.Title label rubbed in several places. Mildly rubbed spine ends and covers' borders. Gilted top edge. Overall covers are Good+ to VG-. Interior has some pencil markings and occasional notes next to book titles. Eraseable. But may be of interest as probably Sisk's writing. Otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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8 Davies, Rhys A PIG IN A POKE
London Joiner and Steele 1931 First Edition Cloth Very Good to Very Good+ Short Stories Size: Approx. 5 " x 7 1/4" 
A First Edition limited to 1000. This is #797. Collection of short stories by Davies. 280 pp. plus ads for additional books by publisher. Spine darkened. Otherwise covers are Very Good+. Gilt lettering to spine. Small bookstore sticker on back endpaper. Front/back free end paper brown-toned, otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Dawson, Cleo SHE CAME TO THE VALLEY A Novel of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Mission, Tex
Austin, Texas Jenkins Publishing Company 1972 Historical Special Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ to Near Fine Good+ to VG- Fiction Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8" Map Gift Inscription By Author
"This delightful novel takes you on a journey through the hot, dry Texas Plains into a lush garden paradise along the lower valley of the Rio Grande. Set in the early twentieth century these pages are filled with the history of the country brought out by the heartaches and the joys of the men and women who settled the border town of Mission, Texas. Drawn from the real life of Cleo Dawson's childhood, the story of building the Valley is enriched by her intimate knowledge of the people themselves. Page long gift inscription by author on free endpaper, otherwise interior is clean, tight and Near Fine. Dust Jacket with two small rubbed areas-one on front cover and one on spine. Small piece missing at front cover's top edge, Tear on back flap. Overall DJ is Good to Good+. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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Privately Printed Wraps Very Good + Poetry Size: Approx. 5 " x 8 " 
From the original manuscript. Privately printed in an edition of seventy-five copies, this being #43. No date, unpaginated. Two one page poems with its own title page: UPON JULIA'S UNLACING HERSELF by Robert Herrick and IN IMITATION OF ROBERT HERRICK by Eugene Field. Wraps in Very Good + condition as is the interior. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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Los Angeles Hesperus Press 1958 Privately Printed Cloth Very Good Clear Protective Cover Poetry Size: Approx. 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" 
"tissue-like" protective covering with small strip of tape holding it on the front and back endpapers. Torn/missing small pieces on spine and corners. Good. Exterior of book appears to be Very Good (don't want to undo tape). Interior is Near Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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East Aurora, New York The Roycrofters 1898 Limited Autographed Edition Leather Very Good- Roycrofters Size: Approx. 9" x 11 1/2" Illustrated Signed by Author
Famous Women included in this edition are Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Madame Guyon, Harriet Martineau, Charlotte Bronte, Christini Rossetti, Rose Bonheur, Madame De Stael, Elizabeth Fry, Mary Lamb, Jane Austen, Empress Josephine, and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. "Of this edition there were printed but four hundred and seventy copies. Each book is numbered and signed. This book is number 50" and signed in black ink by Elbert Hubbard. Beautifully printed pages on uncut paper with hand illuminated letters in red or blue with gold accents and red or blue paragraph markers (easily over 2,000 illustrated marks in the book). 193 pp. Gray paper boards with brown leather spine and tips, gilt title lettering on front cover and brown title bar with gilt on spine. Cover corners are rubbed to boards, edges are bumped and rubbed, cover faces are tanning along edges, scuffing/marks to back cover, large dent on top edge of back cover. Wear and rubbing to leather tips and spine, spine is faded, spine ends are bent with small tears to bottom edge. Gilt top page edge. Olive ribbon page marker. Gray endpapers. Interior pages are slightly wavy, some minor chipping to uncut page edges. Otherwise interior is clean, tight, no marks. Book is VG-. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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13 Kip, Leonard California Sketches, with Recollections of the Gold Mines
Los Angeles N.A.Kovach 1946 Limited Cloth Near Fine Very Good+ California Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" 8 historical Plates 
California Centennial Series #1.Introduction by Lyle H. Wright. Cloth with gilt design & lettering. Limited to 750 copies. Reprint from rare 1850 ed. 58 pp. DJ's spine small crease, otherwise is VG+. Howes K174, Sabin 37946, Wheat. .Extremely rare item of Californiana. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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14 Ledoux, Louis V THE ART OF JAPAN
1927 Limited Edition Hardbound Good Japan 
tipped in illustration of the Wave Screen by Korin. Decorative Paper Boards. Moisture stain around front & back side edges. Does not go through. Corners bumped/worn. Interior Very Good+. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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15 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (ed.) THE ESTRAY: A Collection of Poems
Boston William Ticknor & Co 1847 Cloth Good+ Poetry Size: Approx. 4 1/2" x 7" 
One poem by Longfellow with others by Blake, Keats,Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Wordsworth, Ben Jonson, Robert Herrick, Tennyson, etc. Edition of 1,150 copies. Decorative gilt designs front,back and spine. All edges gilt. Soiled & shelf worn.Corners,spine bumped. 1st. red cloth Mild fraying to spine ends. Front hinge loosening. Endpapers small "mold-like" (?) stain. Mild internal foxing o/w interior VG.. BAL 12088. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Limited Edition Club 1957 Limited Edition Boards Very Good+ Protective Cover Iceland Size: Approx. 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" Joe Mugnaini 
Translated from the French by Guy Endore. Bound in 1/2 blue leather over marbled bds. Spine faded otherwise Near Fine to Fine. Protective clear cover. Interior is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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New York Bowling Green Press 1927 Limited Autographed Edition Boards Very Good to Very Good+ Plays Size: Approx. 5 " x 8 " Claire Bruce 
tan boards with 1/4" tear at lower joint otherwise exterior is Near Fine. 59 pp. uncut. Signed by Moore. #870 of 1240 copies printed on handmade paper at the printing house of William Edwin Rudge, Mt. Vernon NY. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Nunis, Doyce B. (edited by) THE CALIFORNIA DIARY OF FAXON DEAN ATHERTON 1836-1839
California California Historical Society 1964 Limited Edition Cloth Fine Very Good+ California History Size: Approx. 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" Foldout Map, Facsimiles 
Atherton's diary is a virgin historical document which has been heretofore in the possession of his descendants, who only recently deposited it in the California Historical Society Library. Its publication is a signal event in the historiography of California. California in the 1830's was the scene of political turmoil, civil-religious conflict, mushrooming trade and foreign penetration. The decade was marked by frequent changes in Mexican-appointed governors, local upraisings against established authority and the secularization of the missions. Faxon Dean Atherton, a young man from New England, vividly recorded much of that process of change in his diary. Only 1550 copies printed. 1830 Foldout map of Alta California. 246 pp. Notes, Bibliography and Index. Blue-grey cloth with gilt design on front and back and gilt lettering on spine. Book is Fine.DJ's spine slightly darkened. Back inside flap, tiny nick 1/16"x 1/4" otherwise DJ is Near Fine. 
Price: 43.50 USD
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19 Preston, Robert L. Southern Miscellanies
Leesburg, VA Privately Printed 1919 Wraps Very Good American History Size: Approx. 6" x 8 1/2" 
Printed privately for the author, Robert L. Preston, Leesburg, VA. February 1919. No. 2. Articles include "A Retrospect" on Colonel Henry Watterson; Prefatory Remarks (an article that appeared in the COURIER-JOURNAL, Louisville, KY on Sept. 9, 1917; To Col. Henry Watterson-an interview with the Washington Post; Armament or Disarmament and A Letter to Mr. Balfour, Head of the British War-Mission to the United States, by Robert L. Preston. 39 pp. Paper wraps. Stapled spine. Slight fading around edges, otherwise a clean and Very Good copy. Colonel Henry "Marse" Watterson. (1840-1921). Owner and editor of the Louisville Courier Journal. Watterson was a powerful influence among conservatives within the Democratic Party. Watterson won the Pulitzer Prize in 1918 for his editorials supporting US entry into World War I. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Schons, Dorothy NOTES FROM SPANISH ARCHIVES. New World Studies. Book One
Austin, Texas 1946 Limited Edition Wraps Near Fine Spanish Text Size: Approx. 8 1/2 " x 11" 
" The NOTES here published were to have been printed in Mexico under the title of CUADERNO COLONIAL. La Casa de Espana en Mexico under the editorship of Alfonso Reyes accepted the manuscript October 2, 1939. Before it could be published, however, polititcal changes put an end to La Casa de Espana. The the war came and other duties. Convinced that these sketchy notes contain much valuable material for the cultural history of Spain in the New World in the colonial period, the editor offers them now as the first volume of a series that will deal with the cultural history of the Americas." The rest of the text is in Spanish. 40 pp. including Index. Limited Edition of 200 copies. Covers are Near Fine to Fine as is the interior. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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