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A SUITE OF EIGHT WOODCUTS TO ILLUSTRATE STEPPENWOLF BY HERMANN HESSE 1979 Limited Editions  Lbc, Helmut Ackermann
1 A SUITE OF EIGHT WOODCUTS TO ILLUSTRATE STEPPENWOLF BY HERMANN HESSE 1979 Limited Editions Lbc Helmut Ackermann
N Y The Limited Editions Club By the Print Club of New York 1979 First Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Helmut Ackermann 
FINE Binding; Art; Tint; A SUITE OF EIGHT WOODCUTS TO ILLUSTRATE STEPPENWOLF BY HERMANN HESSE 1979 Here first printed directly from the block. Limited edition of this series of woodcuts, number 125 of 200 individually numbered and signed by the Helmut Ackermann. Plates are loose as issued in cloth folder with ties. Printed separately from the 1977 book edition which offered the woodcuts in black-and-white only; this was specially created by Ackermann for members of The Limited Editions Club by The Print Club of New York. New York, 1979. This publication marked Ackermann's first appearance as a book illustrator in America. "Steppenwolf" (orig. German "Der Steppenwolf") is the tenth novel by German-Swiss author Hermann Hesse. Originally published in Germany in 1927, it was first translated into English in 1929. Combining autobiographical and psychoanalytic elements, the novel was named after the lonesome wolf of the steppes. The story in large part reflects a profound crisis in Hesse's spiritual world in the 1920s while memorably portraying the protagonist's split between his humanity and his wolf-like aggression and homelessness. FINE condition with contents FINE. ; Signed by Illustrator; 0 33364 
Price: 399.50 USD
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THE FLOUNDER WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY GUNTER GRASS - 3 VOLUMES IN A SLIPCASE. SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION Lbc, Grass, Gunter
2 THE FLOUNDER WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY GUNTER GRASS - 3 VOLUMES IN A SLIPCASE. SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION Lbc Grass, Gunter
NY Limited Editions Club. 1985 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
#674 of 1000 Copies, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. The plates for the images were made by Carl Schutte & C. Behling in Berlin. These relief plates were printed letterpress by David Wolfe at The Anthoensen Press, the covers made at Jovonis Bookbindery with natural eelskin spines and Italian bookcloth on the boards. Includes the Limited Editions Club Letter, laid-in. - Books in Fine Condition, the Slipcase is near fine with three small faded spots on one panel. The story of a magical fish who gets caught in an imbroglio with three lesbians. 27 of Grass' grotesquely realistic original illustrations printed in two colors . 11.25 x 11.25 x 3" 10 pounds. ; 10 36151 
Price: 281.95 USD
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WEST OF ROME. TWO NOVELLAS, Fante, John
3 WEST OF ROME. TWO NOVELLAS Fante, John
Black Sparrow Press 1986 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
9.5"; 98 OF 176 NUMBERED DELUXE COPIES bound in boards by Earle Gray. Nice, with plain plastic protective wrapper. Striking title page typography & cover printed in several colors. ("My Dog Stupid" and "The Orgy." ) moisture stain to lower pages near spine. Entertaining light reading. ; 0 34778 
Price: 117.45 USD
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WILDE, OSCAR & LAZAR, Wilde, Oscar & Lazar
4 WILDE, OSCAR & LAZAR Wilde, Oscar & Lazar
NY Covici Friede, 1928 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ghosts; Automatic Writing; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; #399 of 750. Includes fragmentary slip case. ; 0 33149 
Price: 23.45 USD
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[DEAN MITCHELL] SIX COLOR ETCHINGS, Dean Mitchell
5 [DEAN MITCHELL] SIX COLOR ETCHINGS Dean Mitchell
Limited Edition Club 2003 First Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Dean Mitchell 
Art; Etchings in color; Elephant Folio 23" tall; Six color etchings by Dean Mitchell. Each signed in plate as well as by hand. Width: 22.5" Height: 19.5". Printed by Wingate Studio By Peter Pettengill. This series of prints is number 6 of an edition consisting of seventy five sets numbered and signed by the artist. This edition was printed at Wingate Studio by Peter Pettengill on Somerset paper. In publisher's cloth clamshell case with recessed leather label and soft sueded interior, fine condition. Contents are immaculate. Plates, each signed in pencil by Mitchell, include Trumpet Player, E Pluribus Unum, Hot in Shade, Harmony, Privation and Bathed in Light. Each print recessed and tissue protected. Print size is about 16.5 x 11 with leaf size being about 22.5 x 19" including print and it's margins. Vivid colors. We use coated red magnets to suspend sheets for photography. ; Signed by Illustrator; 0 33343 
Price: 3755.30 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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