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    Trans-Siberian Prosody and Little Jeanne from France [No. V of X of the Special Edition]; La Prose du Transsiberian et de la Petite Jehanne de France by Cendrars, Blaise (Author); Jones, Dick (Translator); d'Arbeloff, Natalie (Artist)

    [Monmouthshire]: The Old Stile Press, 2014. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. d'Arbeloff, Natalie. No. V of X (total edition 160), Folio - over 12" to 15" tall, 44 pp., signed by translator and artist. Blaise Cendrars (nom de plume for Frederic-Louis Sauser, 1887-1961), the "heir of Rimbaud", greatly influenced the European Modernist movement with his early works, including this one which tells of the voyage of Cendrars through Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express in 1905 during the Russian Revolution. First published in 1913, it is still considered a milestone in the evolution of artist's books; it was interlaced with an abstract pochoir by Sonia Delaunay-Terk, bound accordion style and would have measured almost 7 feet tall when unfolded. This version by The Old Stile Press, illustrated in vinylcuts by Natalie d'Arbeloff keeps the almost-abstract nature of the original, but with a modern sense. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in red and blue paper boards, gold cloth spine with bronze lettering, the front cover being red and the back being blue, the covers have the title printed in silver wrapping from the back to front in large woodcut type, endpapers are of the same red and blue but with the the front blue and the back red, half-title in French with a vinylcut of the author, double-spread title page in black woodcut title and gold text, Natalie d'Arbeloff's vinylcut images are printed direct from her original blocks in black ink, the text was printed in twenty-four different colours "chosen at random from a battery of inks deemed suitable" (N. B. info from colophon), typeface Storm Sans on Canaletto Liscio, designed at The Old Stile Press; folio size (approximately 13" tall), unpaginated with 22 printed leaves, signed by translator Dick Jones and artist Natalie d'Arbeloff; this copy no. V of X special edition copies, total edition 160 copies. The special edition is accompanied by four black ink vinylcut prints with colour brushed over, contained in tissue envelopes, all four images encased in a grey paper wallet; volume and prints are both enclosed in a dark metallic bronze cloth clamshell box with an illustration of the author stamped in black on the front cover. ***CONDITION: Volume, prints, and box are all in fine condition; clean, crisp, as new. ***POSTAGE: Due to the weight of this set, additional postage will apply; we are happy to ship at cost for both domestic and international customers, please inquire for more details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.


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    British Private Press Prospectuses, 1891-2001 by Butcher, David

    (Risbury, Herefordshire): The Whittington Press (2001), 2001. Limited Edition. Leather. Fine. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 161 p. No. VII of forty of the deluxe version, out of a total edition of 350, bound in full Oasis leather with endpapers marbled by Christopher Rowlatt, with a separate portfolio of original prospectuses. The book's Introduction points out that an alternate title for this work might have been "The pleasures of private press prospectuses", as these prospectuses themselves have become collectible both as a substitute for the books themselves which are often scarce or rare, and not inexpensive to obtain; and because they offer an insight into "the activities and intentions of the press concerned". The Whittington Press is singularly appropriate as a publisher of the joys of fine press printing, being renowned today for their own publications. The separate portfolio of original prospectuses for this volume includes: Rampant Lions Press (Areopagitica), Chilmark Press (The Mountains), Gwasg Gregynog (Deaths and Entrances), Inky Parrot (The Return of A.J. Raffles), Previous Parrot (An Anamorphic Alphabet), The Old School Press (Catalogue - some plans, no promises), Gregynog (Eros and Psyche - 1935), Tabard Private Press (Book Production Notes), Whittington Press (Fine Papers of the Oxford University Press), Whittington Press (Plans Etc.), Whittington Press (Wallpapers Printed at the Curwen Press), September Press (The Four Gospels), Golden Cockerel Press (Mademoiselle de Maupin), Doves Press (In Preparation - 1914), Celtic Cross Press (Stained Glass Windows), Nonesuch Press (Catalogue - 1928), The Vale Press (The Sonnets of Shakespeare), The Fleece Press (Catalogue), Libanus Press (Portable Pleasures), Golden Cockerel Press (Mr. Chambers and Persephone), Golden Cockerel (Catalogue - 1937), Workshop Press (Fleurons), Inky Parrot (An Avian Alphabet), Red Hen Press (Two Moons), Incline Press (Catalogue), Rhinocerous Press (Catalogue), Stanbrook Abbey (Announcement), Cherub Press (Catalogue), Joshua Heller Rare Books, Inc. (Paper wallet containing an offering of eight items from seven presses - Camberwell, Fleece, Inky Parrot, Libanus, Rocket, Tern, and Whittington). ***DESCRIPTION: Volume is bound in full peach-coloured Oasis leather, marbled endpapers in peach, ivory and gold, frontispiece a wood-engraving by Eric Ravilious from the Golden Cockerel Press "Autumn List" 1931, title page in rust and black, 16 full-page illustrations bound throughout the text and 7 set within the text, three facsimile prospectuses enclosed in a marbled pocket on the rear pastedown; quarto size (approximately 11" tall), pagination: (i)-xii, (1)-147, blank (148), colophon (149), type Poliphilus on Zerkall mound-made paper; limited edition of 350 total, this no. VII of 40 of the de luxe edition. The portfolio containing the specimens is of rust laid paper sides with a gold cloth spine, printed list of contents tipped onto the inside of the front cover, specimens of various sizes. Both are contained within a drop-back box covered in gold cloth and lined with rust laid paper, leather spine label with gilt lettering. ***CONDITION: Volume is fine, with the leather binding smooth, fresh and supple, a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, all illustrations present as called for, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings - crisp, as new. The prospectuses are also fine with perhaps a whisper of edgewear here or there. The porfolio containing the prospectuses and the box containing both items are also fine, with perhaps a hint of edgewear to the outer box. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.


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    Nine Stories MODERN LIBRARY # 301 by Salinger, J. D

    New York: The Modern Library, 1959. Reprint Edition . Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. MODERN LIBRARY # 301, Fair gray cloth. reading copy, Some wear, soiling, lacking title page, spine tear, no jacket, Toledano Binding # 8, Gray Kent D Endpapers. (1959), 12mo, [10], 3-302pp. "Contents: A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, Just Before the War with the Eskimos, The Laughing Man, Down at the Dinghy, For Esme with Love and Squalor, Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes, De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period, Teddy.


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    Here Lies Collected Stories by Parker, Dorothy

    Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library. Fine. 1980. Hardcover. Bound in full genuine leather with gold trim, gilded page edges, four raised bands on the spine, moire endpapers, and a sewn-in bookmark. Part of Franklin's The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. Limited Edition. Illustrations by Mitchell Hooks. Specially commissioned portrait of Parker by Robert Sabin. Text set in 11 point Aster type. Paper is Franklin's 60 pound Library Eggshell Wove Cream. This volume is unread. No bookplate. No previous ownership marks of any kind. I bought this book from an original Franklin subscriber who put it on his bookshelf in the early 1980s and didn't take it down until he sold it to me. Comes with "Notes from the Editors", a 22 page booklet biography of Parker containing text and pictures by the editors of the Franklin Library. Ships same or next business day in a box. .


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    The Aeneid of Virgil EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 161 by Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro]

    Toronto & London: J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, 1930. Reprint Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 161 Translated by E. Fairfax Taylor. Introduction by J. P. Maine. "The Aeneid which became a national epic of the Roman people on its publication just after the death of Virgil, centres on the wanderings and settlement of Aeneas after the fall of Troy; it has two avowed aims: it glorifies Rome and it attempts to give a picture of the Heroic Age." RG4 Good green cloth. Gilt titles and shield decorations. General wear, soil spot on cover, tide marked and top endpaper, old bookworm perforated top blank area of pages 357 to 368. (1930), (1907), 12mo, xviii, 379pp. [1] 2/1//N


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    The Reign of Elizabeth Volume II EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 584 by Froude, James Anthony

    London: J. M Dent & Sons Ltd., 1912. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. FIRST EDITION EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 584, VOLUME 2 OF 5. The greatest popular library containing 1058 of the world's best books, past and present. Very good red cloth. Gilt titles and decoration. Some edge and spine wear, soiling, fading to spine. RG4 Misstates first publication date as 1911. Seymour [n.d., 1912], 12mo, vii, [1], 500pp. Temple Press, 1/1//U Seymour, Temple Press, "Froude was a partisan historian, but his bias was avowed, and therefore not really misleading. His dramatic treatment of history was, perhaps, especially successful in his "Reign of Elizabeth,'" RG4


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    Bugs Bunny's Carrot MacHine by Carlisle, Clark

    New York: Golden Press, 1971. A VG+ copy. Little Golden Books #127 with a .39 cover price. First printing with no additional printings stated. . First Edition. Pictorial Cover. VG+. Illus. by Strobl, Anthony & Totten, Bob.


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    Barchester Towers EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 30 by Trollope, Anthony

    London: J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, 1949. Reprint Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 30, Introduction by Ernest Rhys. Very good red cloth. Gilt titles. Light wear, fading, soiling, previous owner name inside, no jacket. (1949), (February 1906), 12mo, [4], 3-462pp. Temple Press, 3/3//N Seymour, Everyman catalog of 988 titles bound in. "Barchester Towers is the second and most famous of Trollope's series of 'Barsetshire' novels, the first being The Warden (q.v.). Barchester owes something to Salisbury, but is really a composite of several cathedral towns. Barchester Towers makes major additions to the gallery of Trollopian clerics, notably Dr. Proudie, now Bishop of Barchester, 'the hen-pecked husband of a virago.' Mrs. Proudie is one of Trollope's greatest character creations." RG4


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    History Of The Conquest Of Peru EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY #301 by Prescott, William H[ickling]

    New York & London: Dent & Dutton, 1909. Second Printing . Leather Bound. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY #301, Introduction by Thomas Seccombe. Edited by Ernest Rhys. Near fine burgundy leather/leatherette. Gilt titles and decorations. Gilt top. Silk bookmark ribbon. Light wear, clean interior, no jacket. (August 1909), (February 1908), 12mo, xlii, 1-649pp. [1], Richard Clay & Sons Publisher. 1/1//U Seymour, "As a subject, Peru was for Prescott, in his pursuit of Spanish_Americaan history the natural successor of Mexico. The COnquest of Peru, written a the height of his powers, is generally regarded as the best of his works and is still the most popular of them."


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    The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan MODERN LIBRARY # G 25 by Gilbert, W[illiam] S[chwenck]; Sullivan,Arthur

    New York: The Modern Library, 1938. Reprint Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. MODERN LIBRARY GIANT EDITION # G 25 The Modern Library of the World's Best Books Very good red cloth. Gilt titles on black background. Slight wear, slight fading to spine, previous owner name inside. Toledano GA endpapers, Toledano binding G4, Book Circa 1938, n.d. , 8vo, 711pp. [1]


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    NARRATIVE OF THE EVENTS OF THE SIEGE OF LYONS TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH [1794] by edited by Edmund Goldsmid

    Edinburgh: Privately Printed. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1885. Paperback. Collectanea Adamantaea; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 53 pages; Narrative of the Events of the Siege of Lyons translated from the French [1794]. This is the original printing produced in printed vellum dustwrappers. This is one of a series that was edited by Edmund Goldsmid, mostly from previously unpublished original manuscripts, both historical narratives and literature and , it is said, in small editions of only 75-275. Text edges uncut [unopened]. Provenance- From the notable rare book collection of collector Alex M Hudnut with penciled shelf notation from him [or his assistant]. Partially printed in red and black. Worldcat locates 4 copies. .


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    Uncle Remus by Palmer, Marion

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1947. A NF copy. Little Golden Books D-6. 12th printing with "L" present on last page. . First Edition. Pictorial Cover. NF. Illus. by Grant, Bob.


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    The Way of all Flesh MODERN LIBRARY # 13 by Butler, Samuel

    New York: Boni and Liveright, 1918. Reprint Edition . Leather or Leatherette. Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. MODERN LIBRARY # 13. Introductory Note by R. A. Streatfeild. Very good scarce blue limp croft leather. Gilt titles Some wear, crease to spine, previous owner name inside. Scarce Toledano binding # 1 Toledano Endpapers. Half-title page Boni Liveright C5 Catalog of 66 titles Bound in. [Book Fall 1918, n.d.], 16mo, [7], 2-410pp. Butler died in 1902 & Flesh was published in 1903 (20 years after it was written). "Samuel Butler (4 or 5 December 1835 - 18 June 1902) was an iconoclastic Victorian author who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the Utopian satire Erewhon and the posthumous novel The Way of All Flesh. He is also known for examining Christian orthodoxy, substantive studies of evolutionary thought, studies of Italian art, and works of literary history and criticism. Butler also made prose translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey which remain in use to this day. His influence on literature, such as it was, came through The Way of All Flesh, which Butler completed in the 1880s but left unpublished in order to protect his family. And yet the novel, begun in 1870 and not touched after 1885, was so modern when it was published in 1903, that it may be said to have started a new school, particularly in the use of psychoanalytical modes of thought in fiction, which "his treatment of Ernest Pontifex [the hero of Butler's novel] foreshadows." Wikipedia


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    The Shaggy Dog by Verral, Charles Spain

    New York: Golden Press, 1959. A NF copy. Little Golden Book D-82 with a .25 cover price. First printing with "A" present on last page.. First Edition. Pictorial Cover. NF. Illus. by Cellini, Joseph.


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    Lassie and the Daring Rescue by Verral, Charles Spain

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1956. A NF copy. Little Golden Book #277 with a .25 cover price. First printing with "A" present on last page. A collectible copy. . First Edition. Pictorial Cover. NF. Illus. by Dreany, Joseph.


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    Our Flag by Memling, Carl

    New York: Golden Press, 1960. A NF copy. Little Golden Book #388 with a .25 cover price. First printing with "A" present on last page. A collectible copy. . First Edition. Pictorial Cover. NF. Illus. by Cook, Stephen.


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    Liza EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 677 by Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich

    London: J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, 1914. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. FIRST EDITION EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 677, Introduction by Ernest Rhys. Translated from the Russian by W. R. S. Ralston. Very good red cloth. Faded Gilt titles and decoration. Slight use, spine cocked, previous owner name on half title page, tanning to rear endpaper, no jacket. [n.d.1914], 12mo, viii, 231pp. [1], Temple Press, 1/1//U Seymour, "A Nest of Gentle-Folk was the original Russian title for this novel, but it is the character of Liza, one of the noblest heroines in Russian literature, who cannot fail to evoke the reader's compassion, that established the book and the author in Russia, and, not much later, abroad. W. R. S. Ralston's English translation was the first to appear, eleven years after the original; Turgenev himself approved the translation and agreed to the use of Liza's name as the title." RG4


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    Mother Goose in the City by Leder, Dora

    Racine, Wisconsin: Golden Press, 1974. A good copy. Little Golden Books #336 with a .39 cover price. First printing with no additional printings stated. . First Edition. Pictorial Cover. Good. Illus. by Leder, Dora.


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    Montcalm And Wolfe VOLUME TWO EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 332 by Parkman, Francis

    London : J. M. Dent, 1908. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. FIRST EDITION EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 332, VOLUME TWO ONLY, Very good red cloth. Light wear, no jacket. [nd, 1908 ], 12mo, [6], vii-xii, [2], 1-298pp. Temple Press, Plate frontispiece of James Wolfe, 3 Plate maps, Seymour 1/1/0/U, "The names of Montcalm & Wolfe stand as the heroic representation of France and Great Britain in the final contest for Canada which gave Quebec to the British in 1759. This book was designed as the final volume of a series written to exhibit the last act of a secular conflict which ended long before the revolt of the English colonies in North America. Parkman had access to a large amount of unpublished material, including letters written by Montcalm, when in America, to members of this family in France. this is his acknowledged chef d'oeuvre." RG4


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    Rin-Tin-Tin and the Outlaw by Verral, Charles Spain

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957. A NF copy. Little Golden Books #304 with a .25 cover price. First printing with "A" present on last page. A collectible copy. . First Edition. Pictorial Cover. NF. Illus. by Crawford, Mel.


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    HISTORY OF MANON LESCAUT AND THE CHEVALIERDES GRIEUR IN THREE VOLUMES [VOLS I & III ONLY] by D C Moylan; edited by Edmund Goldsmid

    Edinburgh: Privately Printed. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1886. Paperback. Collectanea Adamantaea; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 66, 91 pages; HISTORY OF MANON LESCAUT AND THE CHEVALIERDES GRIEUR IN THREE VOLUMES [VOLS I & III ONLY] This is the original printing produced in printed vellum dustwrappers. This is one of a series that was edited by Edmund Goldsmid, mostly from previously unpublished original manuscripts, both historical narratives and literature and , it is said, in small editions of only 75-275. Text edges uncut [unopened]. Provenance- From the notable rare book collection of collector Alex M Hudnut with penciled shelf notation from him [or his assistant]. Partially printed in red and black. Vellum darkened with light chipping. WorldCat locates 4 copies. .


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    Quick Draw McGraw by Memling, Carl

    New York: Golden Press, 1960. PON to inside front cover, otherwise a VG copy. Little Golden Book #398 with a .25 cover price. First printing with "A" present on last page. . First Edition. Pictorial Cover. VG. Illus. by Pratt, Hawley & Whilte, al.


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    The Philosophy of Hegel MODERN LIBRARY # 239 by Hegel; Friedrich, Carl J

    New York: Modern Library, 1954. Reprint Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. MODERN LIBRARY # 239, Edited with an Introduction by Carl J. Friedrich Professor of Government, Harvard University. Translated from the German by Robert S. Hartman (in part), Paul W. and Carl J. Friedrich. (Hartman translation was revised by Schrecker). (The translation by Paul W. and Carl J. Friedrich is a complete revision of J. Sibree). Very good gray cloth. Gilt titles on black background. Gray Kent D Endpapers. Toledano Spine # 8. Very good gray DJ. Light wear, one long tear rear panel. Inside DJ advertising 370 volumes. DJ circa 1954, (1954), 12mo, vii-lxiv, [2], 3- 552pp. 6 pages advertising bound in. "When a man has finally reached the point where he does not think he knows it better than others, that is when he had become indifferent to what they have done badly and he is interested only in what they have done right, then peace and affirmation have come to him." HEGEL


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    Heroes of the Bible by Watson, Jane Werner

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955. A NF copy. Little Golden Book #226 with a .25 cover price. First printing with "A" present on last page. A collectible copy. . First Edition. Pictorial Cover. NF. Illus. by Dixon, Rachel Taft & Hartwell, Marjorie.


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    Poems and Essays EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 791 by Poe, Edgar Allan

    London: J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, 1958. Reprint Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 791, Introduction by Andrew Lang. Very good blue cloth. Slight wear. Good blue DJ. Some wear and tear, soiling, chipped top of spine. (1958), (1927), 12mo, xviii, 340pp. Aldine Press, 8 page advertising catalogue bound in. DJ code (Gj 300) 4/3/5/N Seymour, NEW MYLAR COVER, "This volume contains the entire poetic output of Poe, whom Andrew Lang describes as this 'master of fantastic and melancholy sound,' and a representative selection of his essays." RG4


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