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The Stones Of Tor House, Jeffers, Donnan (Carolyn and James Robertson)
1 Jeffers, Donnan (Carolyn and James Robertson) The Stones Of Tor House
Covelo, California The Yolla Bolly Press 1985 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Near Fine 
B&W Photographs; This pamphlet is in Near Fine condition. Limited to 1000 copies (designed and printed for Jeffers Literary Properties by Carolyn and James Robertson). Original stapled wraps. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "As, for the most part, the external walls of Tor House are of stone, it may seem strange to devote a paper to the stones of Tor House. Perhaps the title of this little monograph should more aptly be The Exotic Stones of Tor House, in contradistinction to the indigenous or native stones which make up most of the walls. This monograph discusses in brief the many unusual stones that have been added to Tor House by the Jeffers family over the years. "In 1914, when they first saw the unspoiled beauty of the Carmel-Big Sur coast south of California's Monterey Peninsula, Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) and his wife, Una (1884-1950) , knew they had found their "inevitable place." Over the next decade, on a windswept, barren promontory, using granite boulders gathered from the rocky shore of Carmel Bay, Jeffers built Tor House and Hawk Tower as a home and refuge for himself and his family. It was in Tor House that Jeffers wrote all of his major poetical works: the long narratives of "this coast crying out for tragedy," the shorter meditative lyrics and dramas on classical themes, culminating in 1947 with the critically acclaimed adaptation of Medea for the Broadway stage, with Dame Judith Anderson in the title role." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Man Who Left Home, Paul, Louis (pseudonym of Leroi Placet)
2 Paul, Louis (pseudonym of Leroi Placet) The Man Who Left Home
Chicago, IL Black Cat Press 1938 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. Limited to 149 copies (of which 100 are for sale) - this is copy number 5. The book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been numbered and signed by the author on the limitation page. The dust jacket has several edge tears and nicks along with some toning to the spine. "Leroi Placet, known by his pen name Louis Paul (c. 1902 February 13, 1970), was an American short story writer, and novelist. He corresponded with John Steinbeck. His work appeared in American Mercury Esquire, He adapted his book Breakdown into the play The Cup of Trembling, which opened in Boston April 5, 1948."; Signed by Author 
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The Cherry Tree Legend, Shan, Ben (drawn and lettered by)
3 Shan, Ben (drawn and lettered by) The Cherry Tree Legend
New York Museum of Modern Art 1967 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Fine Illustrated by Ben Shan 
B&W Illustrations; This is a small pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The pamphlet is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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On Books & Libraries Excerpted from the address by James Russell Lowell at the opening of the Free Public Library in Chelsea, Massachusetts, December 22, 1885, Tommasini, A. R. (James Russell Lowell)
4 Tommasini, A. R. (James Russell Lowell) On Books & Libraries Excerpted from the address by James Russell Lowell at the opening of the Free Public Library in Chelsea, Massachusetts, December 22, 1885
No Place A. R. Tommasini 1954 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This is a miniature book (approximately 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"). The book is in Fine condition and has a Fine glassine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The book is one of 400 unnumbered copies printed by A. R. Tommasini , a well known small press publisher and member of the miniature book society. Laid in is a notice stating that this booklet comes with holiday greetings. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Belated Tribute to Printers, Tommasini, A. R. / Odell Shepard
5 Tommasini, A. R. / Odell Shepard A Belated Tribute to Printers
No Place A. R. Tommasini 1957 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This is a miniature book (approximately 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"). The book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ glassine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The book is number 446 of 550 copies printed by A. R. Tommasini , a well known small press publisher and member of the miniature book society. Laid in is a notice stating that this booklet comes with holiday greetings. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Sonnets Of Sappho, Wood, Charles Erskine Scott / Edwin and Robert Grabhorn
6 Wood, Charles Erskine Scott / Edwin and Robert Grabhorn Sonnets Of Sappho
San Francisco, CA Grabhorn Press 1939 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The spine of the books has some light toning. The paper spine label has several noticeable chips missing. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper has been removed. This book has been printed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn of San Francisco for Charles Erskine Scott Wood, December 14, 1939. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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