MANN, SALLY Quarto. 12 x 14.25 in. Illustrated with 23 plates of gelatin silver prints with facial subjects Jessie, Emmett, and Virginia (Mann's children). Signed by Mann on the title page. Published in correlation with the exhibition held at the Gagosian Gallery from March 16-April 22, 2006. Scarce edition, and especially signed. Fine in original white cloth with lettering on spine in gilt and pictorial pastedown to upper board.
STEINMETZ, MARK Quarto. 10.5 x 12 in. 71 +  pp. Fully illustrated with reproductions of black & white photographs. Limited edition, one of 1000 casebound copies. Inscribed by Steinmetz to Jonathan Williams and Tom Meyer in 2007, "To Jonathan and Tom! / The Jargon Society - 'My best publisher yet.'" Good only in white boards, with large pictorial onlay affixed to upper cover. Rear board moderately waterstained and therefore moderately warped, with moderate waves to latter pages of textblock; no discoloration except to rear board.
STEINMETZ, MARK and JANET LEMBKE Square quarto. 9.5 x 10.25 in. Unpaginated. With 41 black and white illustrations. From a limited edition of 50 copies, this being number 1 and signed by Lembke and Steinmetz. Fine in original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and a fine decorative dust jacket with a paper label. An original signed black and white print laid in.
I Shall Save One Land Unvisited: Eleven Southern Photographers. (Signed x Williams, Greene and Mendes)WILLIAMS, JONATHAN; RAY KASS, Organizer Oblong quarto. 10.5 x 10 in. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Signed by Jonathan Williams and Jonathan Greene on the half-title page and by Guy Mendes on the verso. Published in correlation with the exhibition from 1978-1981. Near fine in pictorial black wrappers. Includes: Lyle Bonge, Alex Harris, Sally Mann, Ralph Meatyard, John Menapace, et al.
LAX, ROBERT Small, obong quarto. 8.625 x 7.875 in. Unpaginated. Text in English, French, German, and Spanish. Illustrated with several reproductions of black & white photographs by Bernhard Moosbrugger. Inscribed by Robert Lax on title page, "For / Sal & Marty / with much / love, / Bob." Just about fine in original glossy french-folded pictorial wrappers.
MOSER, BARRY A 6 x 9 inch print from a wood engraving of Thomas Wolfe and Pat Conroy by Barry Moser. From a limited edition of seventy-five copies, ten of which are signed by both Conroy and Moser directly below the image of the two writers.
WILLIAMS, JONATHAN Thin quarto. 8.5 x 11 in. 7 pp. One of 50 numbered copies. Signed by Vernon Burwell, Jonathan Williams, Jonathan Greene (book designer) and Roger Manley (cover photograph). Rare so signed. Fine in pictorial, saddle-stitched wrappers.
MICKLER, ERNEST MATTHEW Small square quarto. 134 +  pp. Brilliantly designed by Jonathan Greene. Illustrated with a suite of glossy reproductions of color photographs by Ernie Mickler. Published as Jargon 101. First issue, as delineated by R. Philip Hanes, Jr. being listed without his wife as Sponsor to the Edition. Signed by Ernie Mickler in year of publication on title page; signed also by Jonathan Williams inside front cover below his blurb. Fine in original spiral-bound pictorial wrappers.
WILLIAMS, JONATHAN Thin quarto. 6 pp. A 25 and 1/2 by 10 and 1/2 piece of cardstock folded twice to make six quarto faces, printed and illustrated in color. Contains the essay: Rattler on the Ledge: Georgia Blizzard and Her Pottery Vessels. A fine copy of this exhibition catalog. Signed by Williams.
GALVIN, JAMES Octavo. xii; 79 pp. A paperback original. Laid in is a letter promoting the book from Barbara Trainer, Doubleday Poetry Coordinator to poet and editor Dave Smith. Signed by James Galvin on the title page. Fine in pictorial wrappers. Galvin's first book.
LEE, MATT and TED LEE Octavo. 8.25 x 10.25 in. 589 pp. Occasionally illustrated with color reproductions of photographs. Signed by both Matt and Ted on the title page. James Beard Foundation Book Award winner. Fine in original two-tone boards and fine pictorial dust jacket. Text block tight, clean, as if unused.
THOMAS, FRANK Miniature. 64mo. 2.25 x 2.875 in. Unpaginated. Linocuts by Frank J. Thomas. A miniature book. Printed on Kozo handmade paper; marbled endpapers. Limited edition, numbered 64 of 100 copies. Fine in original full white vellum with printed paper spine label, as issued.
CALVINO, ITALO Octavo. 5.75 x 8.75 in. 260 pp. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver. Originally published in 1979 as "Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore" by Giulio Einaudi Editore (where Calvino was editorial staff). Calvino won the Italian literary award Premio Feltrinelli. Black star to lower board and lower panel of dust jacket. Very good in original yellow quarter-cloth over red boards and very good pictorial dust jacket, with some dampstaining particularly on verso. Some soiling to extremities, however text bright, unmarked and square.
De GROOT, David Octavo. 5.5 x 8.5 in. ii, 102 pp. Illustrated with over seventy black & white figures and reproductions of photographs. From a limited edition of 1,500 copies. DeGroot acted as curator of Weyerhaeuser's Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection (now Pacific Bonsai Museum) since its creation in 1989 and has been studying and practising bonsai since 1972, with masters such as Yasuo Mitsuya. De Groot curated his own retrospective at Pacific Bonsai Museum in 2022. This title is now in its seventh printing; scarce, especially in this first printing. De Groot's first book. Fine in original spiral bound pictorial wrappers.
WALLACE, ELIZABETH; FRED J. ARTING, Illustrator Octavo. 5.25 x 7.75 in. 198 pp. Illustrated with 15 black & white reproductions of drawings by Arting plus frontispiece. From The North American Review, Volume 194 (1911): "Wallace.lived once in a serious-fronted house on the Rue des Saint Peres, but her bedroom window looked out on a garden.from here the author makes trips to Fontainebleau, describes the garden of Tante Placide's gentle heart, or discourses in the garden of Life. Tender, evanescent, slight, and gentle, these essays in and on a garden have a very special charm, and once again it is a pity that they are not better illustrated." A crisp copy. Near fine in original grey cloth, titled and decorated in purple and white. Very lightly soiled, with spine lettering slightly dulled. Binding square and tight, text clean and bright.
FINDHORN COMMUNITY; GEORGE TREVELYAN, Foreword by Quarto. 8.25 x 9.5 in. x, 180 pp. Occasionally illustrated with black & white reproductions of photographs. Uncommon first hardcover printing from Great Britain, with a foreword by new age thinker and educator Sir George Trevelyan. The Findhorn Community was "unintentionally established" in the 1940's in coastal Scotland, where a community was founded upon principles considered to be "new age" at the time; today the Findhorn Foundation intentional community (across four sites) is home to over 400 members. The Findhorn was a mecca for some "curious horticulturists", their vegetable gardens being prolific even in poor soil. Near fine in very good, edgeworn pictorial dust jacket, unclipped. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown.
ENDEAN, T.M. Thin octavo. 5 x 7.5 in. Three black & white full page plates with key at verso plus frontispiece of Endean. Rare. This book was featured in a library note of the Cactus Journal (Vol.1, No.1-September 1932) as one of the great member offerings housed at the Royal Horticultural Hall to be "consulted at meetings and loaned to members." Endean was awarded Silver Gilt Banksian Medal for Cacti and Succulents (1928) and Silver Cup for Cacti and Mesembryanthemums (1928) by the Royal Horticultural Society. Four copies recorded in OCLC. From the collection of biologist T. L. Mellichamp (Charlotte, NC), for whom the abbreviation "Mellich." is used to indicate the professor's authority on the scientific description and classification of vegetables. Upper staple of internal pamphlet separated from cloth binding, lower starting, otherwise very good in original blue cloth with lettering in gilt.