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Fairfax Downey, When We Were Rather Older

Downey, Fairfax, Decorations by Jefferson MacHammer, When We Were Rather Older,  Minton, Balch & Company, [NY],  1926 A good copy, stamped cloth binding rather worn, label roughly removed from front free end page, previous owner’s bookplate. 8”x5”.  Lacks dust jacket. Downey graduated from Yale where he was editor of the campus humour magazine The Yale Record.   After graduation, […]

Jerry V Hunt, Oregon Images

Hunt, Jerry V., Oregon Images, Principia Graphics,  np [Portland, OR],  [1991].   [1-12], 78 plates, [91-94] pages.   Oblong, 11 ½” by 15”.  ¼ Buckram over boards. Front cover is sunned and with a small stain.  Internally fine.   First Edition, #1624 of 2000 copies. Signed by Hunt, the photographer, by Terence O’Donnell the writer and by Robin Rickabaugh the designer. […]

Winifred Starr Dobyns, California Gardens

Dobyns, Winifred Starr, California Gardens.  The Macmillan Company, New York, 1931.  [1-10], 11-20, [21-210], 4to, 8 ½ by 11”.  Green silk covered boards with gold stamped title of front cover.. First edition first printing.    Faded, spine and top edge very sunned, otherwise good, lacks dust jacket.   209 full page black and white photographs by various photographers.    Forward by […]

Horace Bell On the Old West Coast

Bell, Horace, edited by Lanier Bartlett,  On the Old West Coast: Being Further Reminiscences of a Ranger.   William Morrow and Co, New York, .1930.  [xiv] 1-336 pages,  6 ¼” x 9 ½” .  Grey cloth covered boards, paste-on title in red on front cover and spine, lacks dust jacket. First edition, trade issue.  Good but faded copy.   Previous […]

Westvaco Christmas Classics

The West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company was founded in Piedmont, West Virginia in 1889 and was known for its brilliant white paper.   After WWII, the company turned to the production of packaging materials and a line of high-quality printing papers.   Starting in 1958, to advertise the quality of its paper, Westvaco started producing a Christmas annual of […]

Samuel R. Delany and Marilyn Hacker, QUARK/[1-4]

An important and influential quarterly of Speculative Fiction edited by Samuel Delany and his then wife, the poet Marilyn Hacker in 1970 and 1971, complete in all 4 published volumes. “The editors have tried to display the finest work of both new and established authors, whatever it’s imaginative substance, structure or texture.” Delany, Samuel and Marilyn Hacker, QUARK/1, […]

A. J. Villiers, Falmouth For Orders

Villers, A[lan] J[ohn],  Falmouth For Orders, The Story of the last Clipper Ship Race around Cape Horn.  London, Geoffrey Bles, nd [c. 1930], [xxiv] 232p, 4to, 7 ½ “ x 10”.   Blue cloth over boards, gold stamped spine and front cover title. Good, sun fading on spine and front cover, light foxing on fore edge, front hinge just […]