Lot 26 of 175:
Books by Anvil & Clinker Presses and the Porpoise Bookshop  

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Three Finely Printed Books


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Three finely printed volumes.

  • Hebel, Johann Peter. Francisca and Other Stories. Lexington: Anvil Press, 1957. Translated by Clavia Goodman and Bayard Quincy Morgan, appreciation by Emil Strauss. xiv, 108 pp. One of 175 numbered copies. Original paper-covered boards with title printed in black on spine, in the original printed dust jacket with a woodcut by Victor Hammer after a drawing by Leo Delitz. Book design by Victor Hammer, press work by Jacob Hammer. Some foxing to top edge, minor rubbing to jacket edges.
  • Evans, Henry. Bohemian San Francisco [bound together with:] Curious Lore of San Francisco's Chinatown [and:] San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. San Francisco: The Porpoise Bookshop, 1955;1957. 32; 32; 32 pp. Three volumes of Evans' entertaining little pamphlets, bound together into half-leather over decorated paper boards, with gilt spine labels. Hand-bound by bibliophile, collector, amateur printer and bookbinder Dr. Donovan McCune for Herman Cohen of the Chiswick Bookshop, as noted on the free front endpaper, with gift inscription from McCune to Cohen on the rear pastedown. Head of spine rubbed.
  • Zweig, Stefan. The Old Book-Peddler. Translated by Theiodore Koch. Pasadena: Clinker Press, 2010. First edition thus, one of 140 copies printed. Full tan cloth with printed label on front board and spine.

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