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21 Ade, George. THE GIRL PROPOSITION: A BUNCH OF HE AND SHE FABLES.
New York: R.H. Russell, 1902. First edition Cloth Good + 
16mo. 192 pages. Tan cloth with pastedown of a woman playing tennis on front board. Boards rubbed and somewhat faded. Spine very slightly cocked. Previous owner's name on ffep. One page (112) torn due to careless opening, but does not affect text or illustration. The illustrations are an imitation of old-style woodcuts with a decidely modern, witty twist. Simply put, they are delightful in embellishing the author's tales of his challenges with the opposite sex.

 
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22 Alighieri, Dante (12165-1321). DANTE (CHROMOS INSTRUCTIFS).
Belgium: Jacques Superchocolat, 1965. Fine 
Cardstock. 2" x 2 3/4 " inches. This advertising trade card featuring Dante's portrait was included in packages of Jacques chocolate by Jacques Superchocolat of Belgium. The company issued a set of 240 cards entitled "Collection De Chromos Instructifs". The back of the card has a brief biography of Dante in French and Dutch.

 
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A WOODBLOCK FROM THE ASHENDENE PRESS FEATURING A SCENE FROM PARADISO, CANTO XIII., Alighieri, Dante (1265-1321).
23 Alighieri, Dante (1265-1321). A WOODBLOCK FROM THE ASHENDENE PRESS FEATURING A SCENE FROM PARADISO, CANTO XIII.
London: The Ashendene Press, 1905. 
The Ashendene Press issued a three-volume Commedia between 1902 and 1905, and this woodblock was used in that edition of Paradiso. Printed in an edition of just 170 copies (50 on paper and 20 on vellum) with woodcut illustrations after the original woodcuts of the 1497 edition. The Ashendene Press, which set all of its editions by hand, issued 40 books in the years from 1895-1915 and 1920-1935. It's 1909 folio-sized edition of Dante (Tutte L'Opere) is generally considered one of the 'triple crown' of fine press printing along with the Doves Press Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer.

 
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DI GIORNO IN GIORNO [FROM DAY TO DAY]., Alighieri, Dante.
24 Alighieri, Dante. DI GIORNO IN GIORNO [FROM DAY TO DAY].
Firenze: Presso Bernardo Seeber, 1896. Second edition Good 
Oblong hardcover, 7" x 5". Imitation vellum boards, toned with age, soiled, and heavily rubbed and bumped at the corners. Illuminated initial "D" in Dante and calligraphic title in red and black with a gold cloth spine. Gold rubbed off of cloth covering spine at joints. Toning to endpapers. Three owner inscriptions on endpapers and a preliminary blank page. Still, this is a nice example of a daybook, likely published for tourists visiting Italy. Each page features one day of the month, and each day features one quote from the works of Dante in Italian, French, German, and English from authors who have translated his work, such as Longfellow. The languages used in this book demonstrate the range of cultures who were familiar with the Commedia, the cornerstone of Italian literature, and who wanted to remember it with a Dante souvenir.

 
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LA DIVINA COMMEDIA DI DANTE ALIGHIERI., Alighieri, Dante.
25 Alighieri, Dante. LA DIVINA COMMEDIA DI DANTE ALIGHIERI.
Firenze: G. Barbera, 1921. 
32mo. 4" x 2 3/4" 575 pp. Frontispiece is tissue-guarded portrait of Dante. Dark brown leather, bound in a medieval style with yapp edges, metal clasps, raised bands, and stamped title. In the uncommon, original clamshell box, which is covered in a floral paper and has a paper label with "La Divina Commedia" on spine. Text is in Italian. Fine book in very good clamshell box, which has light edgewear.

 
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26 Alighieri, Dante. LA OPERE MINORI DI DANTE ALIGHIERI NOVAMENTE ANNOTATE DA G.L. PASSERINI .
Florence: G.C. Sansoni, 1912-1923. Very Good 
48mo. 3" x 4". Five, small volumes. Written entirely in Italian. Age-toned wraps with decorative calligraphic titles. Chipped wrappers and spines. Not a complete set, but a nice early 20th century survivor in wraps. Volume 1 - missing, Volume 2 - Rime, Volume 3 - Il Convivio, printed in 3 volumes, all labelled III. Volume 4- missing, Volume 5 Il Trattato Della Volgare Eloquenza.

 
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27 An Old Scout. YOUNG WILD WEST'S COWBOY CALL, OR ARIETTA AND THE SMUGGLERS Wild West Weekly, No. 258, Sept. 27, 1907
New York: Frank Tousey, 1907. Very Good in Wraps 


 
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28 An Old Scout. YOUNG WILD WEST'S DUEL WITH DEATH, OR ARIETTA TO THE RESCUE Wild West Weekly, No. 731, Oct. 20, 1916
New York: Frank Tousey, 1907. Very Good in Wraps 


 
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29 Andrews, Jane . TEN BOYS WHO LIVED ON THE ROAD FROM LONG AGO TO NOW.
Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1886 (1885). Very Good 
16mo. Golden yellow boards stamped in black with scenes from the book. Spine stamped in black and gilt. Corners, head and foot of spine lightly bumped. Boards lightly soiled. Book features the stories of ten different boys who lived during different times, thus introducing its young readers to some of the most important periods in history.

 
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30 Anonymous. "ALL GAUL IS DIVIDED . . ." Letters from Occupied France
New York: The Greystone Press, 1941. Second printing 
Sm 8vo. 94 pages. Foreword by Elizabeth Morrow. Very good in very good dustjacket. Red boards with blue titling. Spine edges rubbed but not frayed. Price intact ($1.00) on dustjacket. 1/4" chip at top of dustjacket (spine section). Four small (1/4" or less) tears on top and bottom of dustjacket. Bookplate of Richard Montgomery Tobin, Minister to the Netherlands (1923-29) and a leading citizen in San Francisco, who was instrumental in the building of the famous War Memorial Opera House. Booksellers ticket pasted inside rear board in bottom corner from Paul Elder & Co., San Francisco.

 
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31 Ashley, Frederick W. THE VOLLBEHR INCUNABULA AND THE BOOK OF BOOKS Address by Frederick W. Ashley, Chief Assistant Librarian of the Library of Congress, Before the Eleventh National Conference on Printing Education at a Session Held in the Library of Congress Auditorium, Washington, District of Columbia, on the twenty-seventh day of June, anno Domini nineteen hundred and thirty two.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1932. Near Fine 
Folio. Printed parchment wrappers. Stunningly printed in black, blue and red in 42 lines of type, in homage to the printing of Vollbehr's copy of the Gutenberg Bible, which the Public Printer, George Henry Carter, helped to secure for the Library of Congress. Congress. A sumptuous and remarkable production. From the colophon: "Designed and printed by George Henry Carter.public printer of the United States of America. to the number of four hundred and twenty copies bound in parchment, impressed on handmade paper with Cloister types in two columns of forty-two lines each and illuminated with handmade initial letters smiliar to the Gutenberg Bible in the Library of Congress.MCMXXXII. This copy is no 163."

 
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32 Atherton, Gertrude et al. The Spinners' Club. THE SPINNERS' BOOK OF FICTION.
San Francisco and New York: Paul Elder and Co., 1907. Cloth Very Good 
8vo. 367 pages. Bound in burlap, titles and scrolls stamped in green on front cover. Front cover also features a pictorial pastedown portrait of a young woman. Some foxing to burlap. Typeset by John Henry Nash and printed at the Tomoye Press. Collection of short stories by California writers compiled by the Book Committee of the Spinners' Club for the Spinners' Benefit Fund, of which Ina Coolbrith was the first beneficiary. Authors include Gertrude Atherton, Mary Austin, Jack London, Frank Norris and others. Illustrations by Maynard Dixon, Lillie V. O'Ryan and others.

 
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33 Atkinson, Mary Ellen. THE ARCHITECT OF COLOGNE AND OTHER POEMS.
Boston: D. Lothrop and Company, 1873. 
1st Edition. Tissue-guarded frontis. Brown chalky end-pages with some wear and spotting. 101 pages, [2] pages publisher's advertising at rear. Publishers green cloth with mild wear and scuffing. Title in gilt at backstrip remains bright and fresh. Some minor wear and rubbing to the head and toe of spine. Uncommon. As of this listing we have been unable to locate another copy of this title listed via the internet at any price. OCLC(WorldCat) Number: 11263929, locates 5 copies worldwide.

 
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34 Authors American and Foreign. POPULAR RECITATIONS.
Chicago: Regan Publishing Corporation, 1925. Original Wraps Fair 
Green wraps with black and red titling. Tightly bound. A lot of soiling, discoloration and browning to front and back cover and edges of pages. Previous owner's name written in ink across top of front cover, as well as inside front cover and top of title page. Small black check marks marked next to several selections in the table of contents. Still, an unusual little book. Contents include favorites such as Casey at the Bat, The Girl with the Blue Velvet Band, and The Face on the Bar-room Floor.

 
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35 Baldwin, Faith. SELF-MADE WOMAN.
New York: Triangle Books , 1941 (1932). 
VG red cloth book in a VG, lightly chipped dustjacket. From the inside flap of the dustjacket: “Cathleen was thirty, unmarried, and one of the most successful business women in New York City. She didn't consider herself a freak of nature. Her success was extremely gratifying to her. “Was it worth it,” her mother asked her, “worth it to go without your own man and your own children in your arms?” I love how the dustjacket copy goes on to describe the man who may may make Cathleen choose to give it all up for love: “Perry Spencer, more expert at holding a woman than a job, a beautifully tailored blend of polo and Park Avenue.”

 
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36 Baldy, Lizzie F. THE CALIFORNIA PIONEER AND OTHER POEMS.
San Francisco: Bacon and Company, Book and Job Printers, 1879. Cloth Else fine. 
12mo. 159 pages. Forest green boards blind-stamped with scrolls and rules. Title elaborately stamped in gilt on front cover. Gilt very lightly tarnished on the "C" in "California" and the "ee" in "Pioneer". Previous owner name on front endpaper.

 
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37 Bannerman, Helen. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO -- ALSO 11 OTHER STORIES -- IN THE PICTURE BOOK OF THE TWELVE FAVORITE STORIES.
Kenosha, Wisconsin: Abbott Publishing Company. Very Good + in Wraps 
10 x 12 1/2" 12 pp. Early comic-style book with each of the twelve stories color illustrated in twelve panels per page. Stories include Little Black Sambo, Henny Penny, Hansel and Gretel, The Little Kitten That Would Not Wash His Face, Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Kittens, Dick Wittington and His Cat, Gingerbread Boy, Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Three Bears, and Peter Rabbit.

 
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38 Bates, Mrs. D.B. INCIDENTS ON LAND AND WATER, OR FOUR YEARS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. BEING A NARRATIVE OF THE BURNING OF THE SHIPS NONANTUM AND HUMAYOON AND FANCHON, TOGETHER WITH MANY STARTLING AND INTERESTING ADVENTURES ON SEA AND LAND.
Boston: James French, 1857. First edition 
Sm. 8vo. 336 pp. Blindstamped cloth, gilt design of a log cabin in a forest on front cover. Spine lettered in gilt. Spine faded. Mild wear to covers. About very good. The author, the wife of the captain of the Nonantum, set out for California from Boston in 1850 by way of Cape Horn. She describes fire, flood, storms, and shipwreck, and does so before she even gets to California. The stay in California in the years immediately after the Gold Rush includes her views on Captain Sutter, Sacramento, life on the frontier, mining camps, immigrants, and gamblers. Kurutz calls the work "one of the most insightful accounts by a woman in the Gold Rush. She records in detail not only her own situation, but also that of other women." In Six Guns and Saddle Leather, Adams describes the book (167) as "scarce" and says that a "chapter on Murietta is incorrectly numbered XVII; it should be numbered XIV, following XIII and preceding XV. The actual Chapter XVII is in the correct position." This copy conforms to his description.

 
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FIOR DA FIORE DALLE OPERE DI DANTE., Biagi, Lodovico.
39 Biagi, Lodovico. FIOR DA FIORE DALLE OPERE DI DANTE.
Firenze: G. Barbera, 1892. 
Sm. 8vo. 300+ un-numbered pp. Parchment colored leather exquisitely stamped with scarlet and gilt fleur-de-lys and scrolls. In original scarlet cloth dustjacket and slipcase. Gilt floral endpapers and original red silk bookmark. Features a quote from the works of Dante for every day of the year, each page with elaborate floral borders. Color title page and prelim. in the style of an illuminated manuscript. Bound by G. Giannini. Highly attractive book in fine condition with a fine dustjacket in a near fine slipcase.

 
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40 Bixby-smith, Sarah. ADOBE DAYS: BEING THE TRUTHFUL NARRATIVE OF THE EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CALIFORNIA GIRL ON A SHEEP RANCH AND IN EL PUEBLO DE NUESTRA SENORA DE LOS ANGELES WHILE IT WAS YET A SMALL AND HUMBLE TOWN; TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF HOW THREE YOUNG MEN FROM MAINE IN EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY-THREE DROVE SHEEP AND CATTLE ACROSS THE PLAINS, MOUNTAINS, AND DESERTS FROM ILLINOIS TO THE PACIFIC COAST; AND THE STRANGE PROPHECY OF ADMIRAL THATCHER ABOUT SAN PEDRO HARBOR.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa: The Torch Press, 1925. First edition Boards Very Good 
SIGNED by the author. 12mo. , [1-11] 208 pp. Half-buckram over boards. Light foxing to endpapers. Light scuff to front board.

 
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