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The Aliquando Press. 25 Years of Private Printing. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, January 20 - March 31, 1988, Aliquando Press. William & Marilyn Rueter.
1 Aliquando Press. William & Marilyn Rueter. The Aliquando Press. 25 Years of Private Printing. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, January 20 - March 31, 1988

[Toronto: Aliquando Press]/Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 1988. Orange pictorial wrappers, stapled, 4to. Faint edge wear, otherwise a fine copy. A descriptive list of 91 items printed by William Rueter from 1963 - 1987. Facsimile illustrations throughout. 
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Deset Bezrucovskych Novorocenek Jozky Barucha., Baruch (Jozka) [Jozky Barucha]
2 Baruch (Jozka) [Jozky Barucha] Deset Bezrucovskych Novorocenek Jozky Barucha.

Gottwaldova: Vytiskly Slovacke, 1957. A portfolio of ten loose plates and an 8-page descriptive booklet, in a portfolio with a decorative letter "B" on the front wrapper. Some light dust soiling, a bit of wear to the edges of the portfolio, otherwise fine. All ten plates are signed in pencil by the artist, Jozka Baruch. They are bookplate designs, woodcuts, all relating in some way to the famour Czech poet Mistra Petra Bezruce (1867 - 1957) [Petr Bezruc, pseudonym of Vladimir Vasek]. The portfolio commemorates Bezruc's 90th birthday. This is copy #46 of an edition of 100. 
Price: 100.00 CAD
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The Peacock from Thomas Bewick's A History of British Birds Volume 1: Land Birds., Bewick (Thomas)
3 Bewick (Thomas) The Peacock from Thomas Bewick's A History of British Birds Volume 1: Land Birds.

Yale University: R. Hunter Middleton, 1976. "This impression from the original engraved boxwood block, now in the collection of the Newberry Library in Chicago, has been taken by R. Hunter Middleton as a keepsake for guests at the Carl Purington Rollins Lectures on the Typographic Tradition, Yale University, April 1976. Printed on a sheet measuring about 8 x 10 inches, in a gray paper portfolio with a printed label on the front. Fine condition. Middleton was a type designer and art director; he also was a collector of Bewick, and gave a number of original Bewick engraved blocks to the Newberry Library. Number of copies is unknown. 
Price: 50.00 CAD
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The Sun and the Moon. A Gypsy Legend. Retold by Carol Bradley. Illustrated by Bruce W. Bradley., Bradley (Carol)
4 Bradley (Carol) The Sun and the Moon. A Gypsy Legend. Retold by Carol Bradley. Illustrated by Bruce W. Bradley.

San Francisco: Bird in Hand Press, 1975. Square cream pictorial boards. A fine copy. Limited to 200 numbered copies. Printed by letterpress, and bound by hand, illustrated with lino-cuts. Quite a charming little private press book. 
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5 Bradley (Will H.) Experiments with the Bradley Combination Ornaments. (Cover Title: The Bradley Ornaments).
Harper Woods, Michigan: Adagio, 1967. 
Black self-wrappers, lettered in gold, sewn. A few scuffs, slight wrinkling to edges, but basically fine. Printed in many colors on four different papers. Limited to 473 copies, this copy not numbered but written in the number space is: "one of the first ten - for Don Weeks". 
Price: 60.00 CAD
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6 Brahamajaharak. The Sinner. Translated from the Pali of Brahamajaharak.
Cincinnati: Privately Printed [Fleuron Press], 1963. 
Black boards, brown cloth spine lettered in gilt, in a black cardboard slipcase. Some rubbing to the spine, otherwise a fine copy in a slipcase with a slight split along the top edge. Printed in black, red & green, with numerous marginal illustrations. Limited to 140 numbered copies, this is #57. This looks to have been printed as a keepsake for the friends of the Fleuron Press. 
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The Clowder. A Portfolio of Baltimore Cats., Darin (Grace)
7 Darin (Grace) The Clowder. A Portfolio of Baltimore Cats.

Grosse Pointe: Junto, 1968. First edition. Blue cloth, black cloth spine, designed in gilt. Illustrated end papers. Title page printed in blue & black. Limited to 200 copies. A fine copy, one little spot on colophon page. Uncommon. 
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Book Trade Tributes to Peter B. Howard., Gertz (Stephen) -editor. (Peter B Howard)
8 Gertz (Stephen) -editor. (Peter B Howard) Book Trade Tributes to Peter B. Howard.
Berkeley: Serendipity Books, 2011. Second Edition. 
Pictorial wrappers. 54pp. A fine copy. Limited to 200 copies. Originally published as: A Wake for the Still Alive, by Booktryst. Tributes to Peter by 21 of his book trade colleagues. Included is "indomitable" by William Matthews. Contributions by Martin Stone, Eric Korn, Jeff Towns, Taylor Bowie, James Pepper, Ken Sanders, Charles Seluzicki, many others. Typography by Alastair Johnston, Poltroon Press. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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El Triunfo de la Cruz. A description of the building by Father Juan Ugarte of the first ship made in California. An Essay by Theodore H. Hittell. With a Prefatory Note by Oscar Lewis. Decorations by Valenti Angelo., Hittell (Theodore H.) (Valenti Angelo Decorations)
9 Hittell (Theodore H.) (Valenti Angelo Decorations) El Triunfo de la Cruz. A description of the building by Father Juan Ugarte of the first ship made in California. An Essay by Theodore H. Hittell. With a Prefatory Note by Oscar Lewis. Decorations by Valenti Angelo.

Book Club of California, 1977. Olive boards, spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated title page printed in color. One of 400 numbered copies, signed by Angelo. The publisher's illustrated prospectus is laid in, as is the original invoice dated 1977. A couple of small marks to boards, nearly fine. 
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A Den of Book-Jackals., Jackson (Ian)
10 Jackson (Ian) A Den of Book-Jackals.
Bekeley, 1997. 
Cream pictorial wrappers, stapled. 32pp. Illustrated with reproductions of old vignettes & cuts, and some original art. A few small marks to front wrapper, a fine copy. " .... published by Ian Jackson on the occasion of the 30th California International Antiquarian Book Fair on February 21-23, 1997 in an edition of 250 copies." Nineteen notable booksellers of the day are subjected to Ian's insightful clerihews, some more gently than others. 
Price: 125.00 CAD
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The Revolt Of A Tired Typesetter. Two Excerpts and a Threnody., Magee (David), Grabhorn Press.
11 Magee (David), Grabhorn Press. The Revolt Of A Tired Typesetter. Two Excerpts and a Threnody.

[San Francisco]: Grabhorn Press, 1958. Oblong printed wrappers, sewn. Illustration in color on title page; text in black & red. Faint wear, short tear in the lower edge of the back cover, about fine. Limited to 200 copies, Printed for the Members of the Roxburght and Zamorano Clubs, 1958. David Magee indulges in humorous Grabhorn reminiscences relating to the production of the Bibliography of the Press. 
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Obelisk, Containing Perhaps the First Typographic Printing in Any Language of the Complete Texts of the Juan Pablos and Gil Barbero contracts with Juan Cromberger signed at Seville June 1539 ...., McDonald (Thomas W.) [M'Donald]
12 McDonald (Thomas W.) [M'Donald] Obelisk, Containing Perhaps the First Typographic Printing in Any Language of the Complete Texts of the Juan Pablos and Gil Barbero contracts with Juan Cromberger signed at Seville June 1539 ....
Los Angeles: Thomas W M'Donald at Black Mack, 1961. 
Cream wrappers titled in black, sewn. Slightly dusty, about fine. Title page printed in red & black, small complimentary slip from the printer laid in. Limited to 300 copies. Concerning the founding of what may have been the first printing-office in the Western Hemisphere. 
Price: 55.00 CAD
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The Mosher Books. A List of Books in Belles Lettres Issued in Choice and Limited Editions., Mosher (Thomas Bird)
13 Mosher (Thomas Bird) The Mosher Books. A List of Books in Belles Lettres Issued in Choice and Limited Editions.
Portland: Mosher, 1921. 
Blue decorative wrappers designed in black & red, stapled. 48pp., self-wrappers. A bit dusty, light wear to tips, a clean very good copy. Laid in are the order form and a Special announcement leaf regarding the revision of his mailing list due to printing costs. 
Price: 50.00 CAD
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Wor Geordie's Dinner. In Commemoration of the Bisonteenary of the Fourth Edition of Tommy Bewick's Fower-leggit Beasties., Poltroon Press
14 Poltroon Press Wor Geordie's Dinner. In Commemoration of the Bisonteenary of the Fourth Edition of Tommy Bewick's Fower-leggit Beasties.
[Berkeley: Poltroon, 2007.] 
Decorative wrappers. A single sheet folded twice to create a booklet measuring about 7.5 x 8 inches. Text in red, decorative cuts in purple. A fine copy. This is a menu for a picnic in Berkeley, Sunday 15 April 2007. POLTROON IMPRESSIT. 
Price: 60.00 CAD
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A group of 20 items printed at the South Hall Press, UC Berkeley, in the early 1970s., South Hall Press, Berkeley.
15 South Hall Press, Berkeley. A group of 20 items printed at the South Hall Press, UC Berkeley, in the early 1970s.

This is a group of 20 ephemeral pieces, most probably printed by students, produced at the University's press in the early 1970s. They include a Georges Braque broadside, a William Langland quote, poetry by Lynne Dal Poggetto (2 copies) and Karen Aughinbaugh (4 copies), a bookplate, some poetry broadsides, and a few small printed signs for the press itself. Condition is mostly fine, several are dated 1971 - 1973. Various sizes, mostly about 6 x 9 inches. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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Two Signed Gravures from Gelykenissen en Wonderen Van Jezus Christus., Van Gelder (Dirk)
16 Van Gelder (Dirk) Two Signed Gravures from Gelykenissen en Wonderen Van Jezus Christus.

Amsterday: Van Holkema & Warendorf, [1941]. These are possibly proofs from this book; they are the frontispiece and illustrated title page, both signed in pencil beneath by Dirk Van Gelder. One leaf, folded in half, fine condition; the leaf has been pasted to a page from a binder, glued only at the fold, and can be easily removed. Images are about 2 x 3.25 inches, the entire sheet measures 11 x 7 inches when opened. 
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Little Book of Letters for Boys., Water Table Press
17 Water Table Press Little Book of Letters for Boys.
[Santa Barbara?]: Water Table Press, 1971. 
Oblong decorative yellow wrappers, sewn. Printed in red & black, the front wrapper lettered in grown, green, and red. Some dust soiling of wrappers, but fine. Limited to 50 copies. "for Little Christopher". This is a nice little ABC, "Printed in an edition of fifty copies by g.e. albers at the Water Table Press on the occasion of Christopher's second birthday. April 12, 1971". 
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