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1 The Book Collectors Ephemeron [14 issues Vol. I, No. I to Vol. 3 No. 1, 1983-85].
[San Marino, CA]: [Book Collectors Club of Los Angeles], 1983-1985. Soft Cover, Near Fine condition 
8vo; various colored wrappers, including Vol. I, No. 1, 2, & 4 thru 8; Vol. 2, No. 1,2,5,7,8; Vol. 3, No. 1. From the library of Dr. John Urabec, with his address on mailing labels.

Price: 40.00 USD
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2 (Auction Catalog). Magnificent Jewels including jewels from the collection of Maria Callas.
Sotheby's, 2004. Soft Cover, Fine condition 
Red wrappers; color photographs throughout. Without prices realized.

Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Trade Catalogue, John Howell). A Book Catalogue. Good Material for the Book-Collecting Game. (cover title).
San Francisco: John Howell Books, (c. 1941-). Soft Cover, Very Good condition 
44 pp.; 8vo; stapled, yellow wrappers. Printed at Howell-North Press. Age toning, soil to extremities.

Price: 15.00 USD
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4 (Trade Catalogue, Oak Knoll Books). Catalogues 80, 81, 82, 83, Al Rodway Collection. (4 volumes).
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, (1985-). Soft Cover, Near Fine condition 
8vo; stapled wrappers in various colors. From the Tables of Contents: Bookselling, Publishing, Libraries; Bibliography; General Books on Books; Detective Fiction; Biblio Novels. Light rubbing to covers.

Price: 45.00 USD
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5 Basbanes, Nicholas A. 4 Titles: A Gentle Madness; Among the Gently Mad; Patience & Fortitude; A Splendor of Letters.
N.Y.: Harper Collins, Henry Holt, 1995-2003. 1st Editions. Hard Cover, Fine condition in Fine jackets, with protective mylar wrap 
A Gentle Madness is inscribed to Earl [Emelson] publisher of Heron House, member of the Roxburghe Club, on the occasion of a meeting of the club; this a 2nd Printing, with 2 pages typed, of issue points between 1st and 4th printings laid in; others all first printings.

Price: 125.00 USD
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6 Bennion, Elisabeth. Antique Medical Instruments.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, University of California Press, 1979. 1st U.S. Edition. Hard Cover, Fine condition in Near Fine jacket, with protective mylar wrap 
355 pp.; 4to; green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. In pictorial green jacket. Illustrated with 380 photographs including 16 color plates. Includes index, glossary, and a chronological chart showing internationally, the comparative dates of doctors and surgeons. Hint of fading to jacket spine. Front endpaper with very small ownership stamp of Lars M. Vistnes, M. D., with his circular blindstamp lower leading corner.

. 0520038320 / 9780520038325 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 Book Collectors Club of Los Angeles . The Book Collector's Ephemeron (14 issues, Volume I. No. 1 to Volume 3, No. 1).
San Marino, CA: Peacock Press, 1983-1985. Soft Cover, Fine condition 
8vo; printed wrappers of various colors including Vol. 1 Numbers 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; Vol. 2, Numbers 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8; Vol. 3, Number 1.

Price: 75.00 USD
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Blue and Gold, Volume 63 - 1936., Dimmler, George F., ed.
8 Dimmler, George F., ed. Blue and Gold, Volume 63 - 1936.
Berkeley: The Associated Students of the University of California, [1936]. Near Fine condition 
479 pps.; 4to; beige buckram stamped in blue & gold; gravure photographs, black & white photos; decorative color printed graphics throughout. Ownership signature on front pastedown; light fading to blue endpapers at extremities. A crisp copy.

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9 Fleming, John and Hugh Honour. The Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts.
London: Viking, 1989. Revised Edition. Hard Cover, Fine condition in Fine jacket, with protective mylar wrap 
935 pp.; thick 8vo; paper over boards, in dust jacket; black & white photo-illustrations and other reproductions throughout; 67 color plates.

A-Z illustrated dictionary plus sections on: Bibliographical Abbreviations; Ceramic Marks; Hall-marks on silver; Makers' Marks on Silver and Pewter.. 0670820474 / 9780670820474 
Price: 50.00 USD
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10 Havens, Munson Aldrich. Horace Walpole and the Strawberry Hill Press, 1757-1789.
Canton, PA: The Kirgate Press, 1901. Limited Edition. Hard Cover, Very Good condition 
One of 300 copies on hand made paper. 86 pp.; 8vo; cloth-backed boards, paper spine label; marbled endpapers; illustrations, reproductions, facsimiles; bookplate of Charles Walker Andrews front pastedown. Spine moderately soiled; paper label darkened and chipped, but extra label tipped-in bottom edge rear endpaper.

Price: 100.00 USD
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11 Helft, Jacques. Treasure Hunt.
London: Faber & Faber, 1957. 1st Edition. Hard Cover, Very Good condition in Very Good jacket, with protective Mylar Wrap 
8vo; cloth in dust jacket. Bookplate front endpaper, very light foxing to endpapers; browning tape remnant flap to pastedown front and back where former owner tried to tape jacket down; moderate soil to white back panel of jacket. More than acceptable, (imhop).

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12 Horowitz, Michael, compiler. 100 Rare Books: Autograph Letters, Manuscripts, Maps and the Herberts M. Evans Collection of Medical and Scientific Classics, Catalogue 40.
San Francisco: John Howell Books, 1970. Fine condition 
Printed wrappers.

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13 Jordan-Smith, Paul. For the Love of Books. The Adventures of an Impecunious Collector.
N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 1934. 1st Edition. Fine condition in Fine jacket, with protective mylar wrap 
Inscribed by the author, " For Glenn Schaeffer, Esq. . . 1934." Half-cloth over boards, in tan & red dust jacket; printed publication announcement from Jake Zeitlin: Books, laid in.

Price: 30.00 USD
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14 Kaye, Barbara ( Mrs. Percy Muir). The Company We Kept.
London, Norfolk: Werner Shaw Ltd., Elkin Mathews, 1986. 1st Edition. Hard Cover, Near Fine condition in Near Fine jacket, in Mylar Wrap 
Inscribed by the author to Charles Ozorio, a peripatetic San Francisco book collector; with typed letter, signed Barbara Muir, on Elkin Mathews letterhead, acknowledging receipt of payment from Mrs. D. Roffey, (Ozario's sister): " I am posting the book straight away . . . I have inscribed it to your brother, as he has requested. My husband died nine years ago. I hope he acknowledged receiving David McGee's book, Infinite Riches, sent by your brother. If not may I, very belatedly, do so with warmest thanks? Dave McGee was an old friend who used to come to visit us at Takeley from time to time. I'm sure my husband was delighted to have his book." Also included is the Elkin Mathews invoice to Roffey. Touch of foxing to front flap edge with a hint of offset front pastedown.

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15 Landman, Neil H., Paula M. Mikkelsen, et al. Pearls: A Natural History.
Abrams, Inc., 2001. Hard Cover, Fine condition in Fine jacket 
Blue cloth stamped in silver in color illustrated gray jacket; color photographs and other color reproductions throughout; includes notes, bibliography, and index.

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Bookplates of Norman Lindsay., Lane, F. C. V.
16 Lane, F. C. V. The Bookplates of Norman Lindsay.
Adelaide: The Wakefield Press, 1977. Limited Edition. Soft Cover, Very Good condition 
No. 353 of 375 numbered copies for sale. 25pp.; 8vo; tan self-wraps, cover printed in red; 18 tipped-in plates including frontispiece. Moderate soil, tanning and wear to cover at top edge; light tanning to edges of inside card cover; string ties just a bit pulled but fairly firm; booksellers label inside bottom edge front cover: N.H. Seward Pty. Ltd, Melbourne . . .;

Includes a checklist of bookplates, and bibliography.. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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17 Newman, Eric P. A Bicentennial Edition of, The Early Paper Money of America: An illustrated, historical, and descriptive compilation of data relating to American paper currency from its inception in 1686 to the year 1800.
Western Pub. Co., 1976. Reprint Edition. Hard Cover, Fine condition in Near Fine jacket, with protective mylar wrap 
Red fabricoid; in dust jacket with small sticker blemish upper front leading corner; illustrated with examples thoughout.

Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Reed, Richard B. compiler, ed. Anniversary Catalogue. One Hundred and Twenty Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art Selected to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of John Howell-Books and the 50th Anniversary of Warren R. Howell's Association with the Firm.
San Francisco: John Howell Books, 1982. Fine condition 
Printed wrappers. Price list laid in.

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19 Rosenbach, A. S. W., chairman. Auction Dinner for the War Relief Fund of the American Red Cross for Aid to Great Britain. The Gand Ball Room of the Hotel Plaza, New York, Evenings of December 9 and 10, 1940.
N.Y.: The George Banta Publishing Co., 1940. Soft Cover, Very Good condition 
Auction catalog; 63 pp.; 8vo; printed white wrappers; 194 choice items offered for auction. Light tanning & minor to covers including light foxing to back cover; two small light spots of foxing inside front cover, offset to title page.

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20 Treadway, Don, and John Toomey. The Modern Furniture Price Guide, Volume 2, a comprehensive collection of auction results, 1991-1999.
Cincinnati: Treadway Gallery, 1999. 1st Edition. Hard Cover, Fine condition 
244 pp.; 4to; illustrated, coated paper over boards; 1177 items catalogued; sharp half-tone productions on every page. Including Robsjohn-Gibbings, Rohde, Deskey, Mies Van Der Rohe, Frankl, Noguchi, Wormley, H-Wakefield, McArthur, Nakashima, Kagan, Art Deco.

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