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181 Wynn, Marcia Wittenhouse. PIONEER FAMILY OF WHISKEY FLAT.
Los Angeles: Haynes Corporation, 1945. First edition Cloth Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket 
8vo. 130 pp. Red boards with gilt title on spine. Very light shelfwear to boards and and light toning to endpapers.

 
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DANTE., [ALIGHIERI, DANTE (1265-1321)]. Gardner, Edmund  G.
182 [ALIGHIERI, DANTE (1265-1321)]. Gardner, Edmund G. DANTE.
London: Aldine House, J.M. Dent & Co. , June, 1903. Third edition Very Good 
16mo. vi,166pp. A rather pedestrian Temple Primer on Dante bound in a very sophisticated, hand-painted vellum binding with five raised bands. Vellum cords with fleur-de-lis shaped raised device and yapp edges give a medieval style to the binding. Upper board painted with a rubricated initial, floral border, and a central frame of laurel leaves featuring a portrait of Dante in his scarlet robes against a starry sky. Lower board features an urn with flames against a starry in a similar frame of laurel leaves and floral border. Spine painted with scarlet flourishes. Unique.

 
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INSCRIPTIONS FROM DANTE'S DIVINA COMMEDIA IN THE STREETS OF FLORENCE., [ALIGHIERI, DANTE [1265-1321]]. Riedisser, Ida.
183 [ALIGHIERI, DANTE [1265-1321]]. Riedisser, Ida. INSCRIPTIONS FROM DANTE'S DIVINA COMMEDIA IN THE STREETS OF FLORENCE.
Milan: Alfieri & Lacroix, 1913. About very good. 
12mo. iv, 88pp. Age-toned, cardstock covers meant to resemble vellum with title and a color coat of arms on front cover. Yapp edges, which originally had ties to close the book. Ties missing. Dampstain to bottom of endpapers. Some soiling on top of pages 2 and 3. All 21 tipped-in color coats of arms are present. The city of Florence put up inscriptions from Dante's Commedia to mark all the places mentioned and all the sites where stood the houses of the families in the epic. The author arranges the inscriptions in the book chronologically, rather than topographically, and in doing so gives a concise history of Florence up to the time of Dante. An interesting revelation of what remains of the city of Florence as Dante knew it.

 
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SIGNED PROMOTIONAL POSTER.
184 [Alighieri, Dante] Birk, Sandow. SIGNED PROMOTIONAL POSTER. "CALIFORNIA ARTIST SANDOW BIRK CREATES A MULTI-MEDIA CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION OF THE CLASSIC DANTE'S INFERNO USING REFERENCES TO CURRENT EVENTS AND PEOPLE IN A LANDSCAPE POPULATED BY MINI-MALLS, FAST-FOOD RESTAURANTS, AND ATMS."
Fullerton, CA : California State University, Fullerton, 2006. Fine. 
18" x 24" poster intended to be folded and sent as a mailer advertising an event at the Main Art Gallery of California State University, Fullerton, February 4 - March 10, 2006. This particular copy was never folded or used and is in perfect condition. Illustrated on both sides in Birk's black and white drawings, which feature Dante's Hell as if it took place in the popular culture of California. SIGNED by Birk.

 
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185 [ALIGHIERI, DANTE]. Lillie, Mary Prentice. THE COMEDY OF DANTE ALIGHIERI TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH UNRHYMED HENDECASYLLABIC VERSE.
San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1958. Limited Edition 1/300 
4to. 3 volumes. Cream boards, spines gilt-lettered. Carboard slipcase. One of 300 sets. Near fine. In 1919, the brothers Edwin and Robert Grabhorn came from Indianapolis to San Francisco and immediately caught the attention of the community of bibliophiles with their imaginative and colorful books and ephemeral printing. The Grabhorn Press is one of the best-known fine press publishers in the United States.

 
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186 [ALIGHIERI, DANTE]. Penrose, Thomas. A SKETCH OF THE LIVES AND WRITINGS OF DANTE AND PETRARCH WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF ITALIAN AND LATIN LITERATURE IN THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY.
London: John Stockdale, 1790. 
12 mo. [4] 114 pages + [2] pp. publisher's ads/ Facsimile of Petrarch's handwriting on p. 105. Recent quarter sheep over marbled boards, gilt spine with burgundy morocco label. A little very light foxing, a couple of pencil marks. A very good, uncut copy. First edition. ESTC lists only six copies in North American libraries. Thomas Penrose (1769-1851) was the son of Thomas Penrose, the poet (1742-1779). The younger Penrose was admitted on the foundation of Winchester College, became fellow of New College, Oxford, and vicar of Writtle-cum-Roxwell. (See Oxford DNB.)

 
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LA DIVINA COMMEDIA CON POSTILLE E CENNI INTRODUTTIVI DEL PROF. RAFFAELLO FORNACIARI., [ANDERSON, MELVILLE BEST (1851-1933)]. Alighieri, Dante.
187 [ANDERSON, MELVILLE BEST (1851-1933)]. Alighieri, Dante. LA DIVINA COMMEDIA CON POSTILLE E CENNI INTRODUTTIVI DEL PROF. RAFFAELLO FORNACIARI.
Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, No date, circa 1925. Edizione Minuscola Very Good in very good slipcase 
32mo. xxii, 577pp. Small book bound in light brown suede with a brass medallion of Dante on the front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Some fading to suede. Book comes in a plain cardboard slipcase that has some bumping to corners but is still sturdy and completely intact. Inscription on ffep.: "Agnes (Marchesa Mannucci Capponi) from Melville. Christmas, 1925."

Melville Best Anderson was an author, translator, and teacher at Stanford University whose particular interest was the work of Dante. His most celebrated literary achievement was his translation of the Divina Commedia (Oxford University Press: 1932 and Limited Editions Club: 1932). He maintained a correspondence with his former student, Agnes Smith Manucci Capponi (which is now part of Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives), and gave her this copy of his favorite work as a Christmas gift. A personalized copy of Dante's masterpiece, from one who knew it intimately. 
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DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY:  A LINEAL AND RHYMED TRANSLATION., [BANDINI, ALBERT R.]. Alighieri, Dante (Translated by Rev. Albert R. Bandini).
188 [BANDINI, ALBERT R.]. Alighieri, Dante (Translated by Rev. Albert R. Bandini). DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY: A LINEAL AND RHYMED TRANSLATION.
San Francisco: The People's Publishing Company, 1928. No edition stated. Very Good + in Very Good DJ 
Three volumes bound as one. 8vo. xxiv, the pages of each volume numbered separately -- 220, 233, and 279 pp. respectively. Signed and inscribed by the translator, Albert R. Bandini on a blank prelim: "To Al Williams, I am sure you will enjoy the D.C. -- but take it in small doses. -- A.R. Bandini, The Translator." Additionally, Bandini has hand-corrected a number of line translations. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Red dustjacket with black borders and lettering. Book is in very good + condition with light shelfwear. Very good DJ with small chips to head and tail of spine and to edges. There is also a tipped in Errata/Corrige page near the end of the book.

A Catholic priest born in Florence. Bandini was also a scholar, a poet, and an attorney who is perhaps best known as a founder of the Italian Catholic Federation. This lineal and rhymed translation by Bandini is scarce. It is especially so signed, inscribed, and corrected in his hand. 
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THE DIVINE COMEDY. Three Volume Set. Translated by Thomas G. Bergin and Illustrated by Leonard Baskin, [BASKIN, LEONARD (1922-2000)]. Alighieri, Dante (1265-1321).
189 [BASKIN, LEONARD (1922-2000)]. Alighieri, Dante (1265-1321). THE DIVINE COMEDY. Three Volume Set. Translated by Thomas G. Bergin and Illustrated by Leonard Baskin
New York: Grossman Publishers, 1969. First printing Near fine in very good slipcase 
Folio. Three volume set in slipcase. Brown boards with ivory colored, cloth covered spines. Titles stamped on each volume's spine in gilt. One small spot on the spines of both volume 1 and volume 3. Brown slip case with intact paper label affixed to front. Some wear to edges of slipcase, but still sturdy and in very good condition. Each volume filled with Baskin's dramatic illustrations. This set is inscribed on the ffep of volume 1, "To Pat Clifford from Leonard Baskin". It is not one of the limited edition of 100 signed copies, but instead a personalized inscription.

 
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THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE ALIGHIERI. Translated by Jefferson Butler Fletcher., [BOTTICELLI, SANDRO (1445-1510)]. Alighieri, Dante (1265-1321). [Translated by Jefferson Butler Fletcher (1865-1946)].
190 [BOTTICELLI, SANDRO (1445-1510)]. Alighieri, Dante (1265-1321). [Translated by Jefferson Butler Fletcher (1865-1946)]. THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE ALIGHIERI. Translated by Jefferson Butler Fletcher.
New York: Macmillan, 1931. First edition Very Good 
Small 4to. xii, 471 pp. This book is number 69 of a limited edition of 212 copies, 200 of which were for sale. Signed by the translator. Paper covered boards, bound in a paper imitating vellum, with tie closures. Title lettered in black on spine. Tissue guarded frontispiece and 14 tissue-guarded illustrations (with quotations printed on the tissue) by Botticelli.

An introduction by the translator notes that Botticelli's artistic rendering of Dante's work is different than other well-known Dante illustrators such as Dore, Flaxman, and Blake: "Perhaps in part because he too was a Florentine, Botticelli could enter more intimately into the imaginative temper of his countryman, could see and draw what Dante saw and sang." 
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191 [BOTTICELLI, SANDRO]. Alighieri, Dante / Giovanni Peterlongo. LA DIVINA COMMEDIA (LA DIA KOMEDIO) / VERSIONE CON TESTO A FRONTE E COMMENTO IN ESPERANTO DI GIOVANNI PETERLONGO'S ILLUSTRAZIONI PER "LA DIVINA COMMEDIA" DI SANDRO BOTTICELLI.
Milano: SEIE, 1963. Eidzione Speciale 
4to. 8 1/2" x 11". 709 pp. + errata sheet. Fine pictorial cream-colored cloth in fine transparent dustjacket. With original publisher's prospectus and in slipcase as issued. But for age-toning and one 4" closed tear at the bottom seam, slipcase is in very good condition. Side-by-side translation of Dante in Italian and Esperanto, a language created by L.L. Zamenhof in his book Unua Libro in 1887. Zamenhof hoped to create an easy to learn and politically neutral language that would serve as a universal second language to foster peace and international understanding.Esperanto has had continuous usage by a community, estimated at between 100,000 and 2 million speakers for over a century, and approximately one thousand native speakers. Although no country has adopted the language officially, Esperanto did get official recognition by UNESCO in 1954. A most unusual translation.

 
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192 [BOYER, JANE ALLEN]. Fryer, Jane Eayre. THE MARY FRANCES SEWING BOOK: ADVENTURES AMONG THE THIMBLE PEOPLE.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, (1913). 
Large 8vo. 280 pp. Blue cloth with pictorial pastedown and pictorial endpapers. In near fine condition with all 10 tissue paper sewing patterns intact.

 
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193 [DORE, GUSTAVE]. Alighieri, Dante. DANTE'S INFERNO and DANTE's PURGATORY AND PARADISE.
New York: Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, c. 1868-1872. 
4to. 12" x 15". Published by Cassell, these two sets complement one another and are bound in their original light blue wrappers. Each set (Inferno and Purgatory and Paradise) contains Parts 1-13 of 25, for a total of 26 of 50 issues. The Cassell, Petter & Galpin editions of Dore appear on the market most often as two bound volumes. Though this set is incomplete, the individually issued parts in wrappers turn up much less frequently. In very good condition, with three to five , full-page, tissue-guarded Dore plates in each issue followed by several pages of Dante's text, as translated by Henry Francis Cary. Many pages in each issue unopened. Occasional light foxing and small publisher and binder's stamp, "S. Walker & Co." on the cover of each issue.

 
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194 [FLAXMAN, JOHN (1755-1826)]. Alighieri, Dante. "THE CARNAL", AN ENGRAVING FROM "COMPOSITIONS BY JOHN FLAXMAN FROM THE DIVINE POEM OF DANTE ALIGHIERI" Purgatory, Canto 25, The Carnal
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807. 
11" x 17". Heavy paper. From a portfolio of engravings published in 1807. The engravings were designed by John Flaxman and engraved by Thomas Piroli. This particular engraving is from Canto 25 of Dante's Divine Comedy and is entitled "The Carnal" . It depicts the souls of those who in mortal life were slaves to their carnal appetites. Single sheet. A few areas of foxing. Three small closed tears around the edges and two pinpoint size holes on the left and right edge. Suitable for framing. About very good.

Flaxman's Dante illustrations were commissioned by the art collector Thomas Hope (1769-1831), and were probably begun in April or May 1792, at the same time as Flaxman's work on drawings for Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Flaxman was the leading Neo-classical sculptor in late eighteenth-century Britain and a well known designer for Wedgwood pottery. After working as a designer for Josiah Wedgwood, Flaxman spent seven years studying in Rome. Britain's National Portrait Gallery describes this time as one that "transformed him from an obscure British designer and sculptor into a major international figure with a proven record in monumental sculpture and decorative design. His outline engravings of 1793-5 illustrating Homer and Dante won him an international reputation unmatched by any contemporary British artist. He was also appointed the Royal Academy's first Professor of Sculpture in 1810. " Though over two hundred years old, Flaxman's stark line drawing has a modern sensibility in its interpretation of Dante's classic poem. 
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COMPOSITIONS FROM THE HELL, PURGATORY, AND PARADISE OF DANTE ALIGHIERI.  FLAXMAN'S DESIGNS FROM DANTE. Engraved by Thomas Piroli from the drawings in the possession of Thomas Hope, Esq. 1793., [FLAXMAN, JOHN (1755-1826)]. Alighieri, Dante.
195 [FLAXMAN, JOHN (1755-1826)]. Alighieri, Dante. COMPOSITIONS FROM THE HELL, PURGATORY, AND PARADISE OF DANTE ALIGHIERI. FLAXMAN'S DESIGNS FROM DANTE. Engraved by Thomas Piroli from the drawings in the possession of Thomas Hope, Esq. 1793.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orne, 1807. Very Good 
Folio (oblong). 110 leaves of plates; 38 plates to Inferno, 38 to Purgatorio, and 33 to Paradiso. One plate, between Purgatorio and Paradiso is not numbered and entitled, "Faith, Hope, and Charity". In rich, chocolate colored boards with vellum spine. Spine solied. Vellum cracked on back of spine. Boards rubbed, edges have small chips (less than 1/8" each) and corners fraying. Age toning to edges of pages. Foxing throughout, though generally affecting the margins.

This collection of plates illustrated by John Flaxman was commissioned by the art collector Thomas Hope (1769-1831), and were probably begun in April or May 1792, at the same time as Flaxman's work on drawings for Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Flaxman was the leading Neo-classical sculptor in late eighteenth-century Britain and a well known designer for Wedgwood pottery. After working as a designer for Josiah Wedgwood, Flaxman spent seven years studying in Rome. Britain's National Portrait Gallery describes this time as one that "transformed him from an obscure British designer and sculptor into a major international figure with a proven record in monumental sculpture and decorative design. His outline engravings of 1793-5 illustrating Homer and Dante won him an international reputation unmatched by any contemporary British artist. He was also appointed the Royal Academy's first Professor of Sculpture in 1810." Though over two hundred years old, Flaxman's stark line drawings are eerily modern in their interpretation of Dante's classic poem. Uncommon. 
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196 [FLIPPIN, JANE JEFFERSON]. Caldwell, George W., M.D. LEGENDS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
San Francisco: Phillips & Van Orden Co., (1919). 
Sm. 8vo. 5 1/2" x 7 3/4". 101 pp. Three black and white line drawings. Beige, paper-covered boards with color line drawing of a Indian. Poetry based on legends of Southern California's Soboba Indians. Near fine.

 
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197 [GREENAWAY, KATE]. Speilman, M.H. KATE GREENAWAY: SIXTEEN EXAMPLES IN COLOUR OF THE ARTIST'S WORK WITH AN INTRODUCTION.
London: A & C Black, 1911. 
8vo. 12 pp. with 15 mounted color plates. Original green cloth with cover illustration mounted on upper cover.

 
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198 [HEILMAN, DAN]. Baum, L. Frank. ORIGINAL INK OZ DRAWING BY DAN HEILMAN OF "OZ" CHARACTERS.
ca. 1960. 
Circa 1960. On artist's Bristol board measuring 19 1/2" x 5 3/4". DAN HEILMAN (1922-1966) was a cartoonist who worked with Ken Ernst on the MARY WORTH cartoon strip and with Roy Crane on the BUZ SAWYER cartoon strip. He was the original cartoonist for Nicholas P. Dallis's JUDGE PARKER STRIP (which debuted on November 24, 1952) until 1965. He died in 1966 and the strip was continued, most notably, by Harold Le Doux. The pen and ink drawing is in strip form and is signed by the artist at lower center. The panel features OZ CHARACTERS including the Sawhorse, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Jack Pumpkinhead. Please see enlargements for details. In fine condition. Believed to be previously unpublished. In fine condition.

 
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199 [HOMER, WINSLOW (1836-1910)]. Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891). THE COURTIN'.
Boston: James R. Osgood and company, 1874 (1873). 
7 3/4" x 10". Unpaginated. With seven tissue- guarded drawings by Winslow Homer, reproduced in heliotype. Pictorial brown cloth with stamping and embossing in gilt and black. All edges gilt. Boards rubbed. Rubbed through at corners and head and foot of spine. A charming collaboration between a popular American poet and a beloved American artist. BAL 13306.

 
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200 [KENT, ROCKWELL]. THE ANNUAL OF BOOKMAKING: THE COLOPHON 1938.
New York: The Colophon, 1938. Very Good 
4to. 320 pages. Beige and blue buckram embossed with silver gilt and black lettering. Profusely illustrated. According to Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt's One Hundred Books About Bookmaking, "A good survey of American bookmaking in the interwar period, built up from a series of brief monographs of outstanding personalities and organizations, presses, publishing firms, and machine composition houses. The signatures of the book are in themselves examples of careful designing and printing, each of them produced independently from the others and printed by a different firm or individual." Includes sections on Binding Design by W.A. Dwiggins, The University of California Press, Rydal Press of Santa Fe, Riverside Press, Walpole Printing Office, Derrydale Press, Hawthorn House, George Grady Press, Ward Ritchie Press, Yale University Press, Taylor & Taylor, Press of the Wooly Whale, Limited Editions Club, Overbrook Press, Lakeside Press, and Pynson Printers, with each section designed and produced at each.

 
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