Lot 248 of 377:
Shelf of nine fine press volumes  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$168
$200 - $300

Shelf of nine fine press books and chapbooks

Various authors

Various places


Various dates


Highlights include a large paper copy of American Mercury, the Nonesuch Press Butleriana, and four copies of Hayden Carruth's Almanach du Printemps Vivarois.


  • The American Mercury. H.L. Mencken, et al. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1924. (4to)  half-vellum, with decorative paper-covered boards. No.159 of 200 large-paper copies of the first issue. (Rubbing and edgewear; mild toning; many pages unopened; near fine).
  • Butleriana. The Nonesuch Press, Bloomsbury, 1932. (8vo) calf-backed decorative paper-covered boards, top edge speckled red. No. 300 of 800 copies printed.
  • GPH: An Informal Record of George P. Hammond and his Era in the Bancroft Library. The Friends of the Bancroft Library, Berkeley, 1965. Printed by Lawton Kennedy. Cloth. Many pages unopened.
  • The First Winter of My Married Life by William H. Gass. Lord John Press, Northridge, 1979. Cloth-backed boards. No. 85 of 275 copies signed by the author.
  • Almanach du Printemps Vivarois by Hayden Carruth. 4 copies. Nadja, [New York], [1979]. Printed wrappers, stitched. Nos. 20, 22, 28, and 35 of 200 numbered copies signed by the poet.
  • The Chaste Planet by John Updike. Metacom Press,  Worcester, 1980. Marbled wrappers with printed label, stitched. No. 215 of 300 signed by the author.


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Near fine or better.

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