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Making Books in the Woods.

By: (A) ROBERSTON, JAMES & CAROLYN.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: 1997

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 4607

Condition: Fine condition


4to; 10 leaves; printed title on opaque paper endpapers. One thousand copies were printed. The type was set in Bembo by Monotype at M&H Type in San Francisco, and by hand at the Press. Illustrated with photographs of the Press taken by Brian Shea and printed by duotone offset lithography. This copy a signed but unnumbered Press Copy, sewn by hand in handmade paper covers made at the Twinrocker Handmade Paper Mill.A description of a distinctive approach to the printing of fine books - in a barn - within the relatively remote confines of Covelo, situated in the Round Valley region of Ca... View more info

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RJ, Robinson Jeffers A Portrait.

By: ADAMIC, LOUIS. WITH A FORWARD BY GARTH SHERWOOD JEFFERS.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: 1983

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 5873

Condition: Fine condition


The edition was limited to 265 numbered copies and 20 presentation copies. Signed by Garth Jeffers on the colophon. This presentation copy is lettered T. [60] pp.; 8vo; flexible boards covered in gray German bookcloth; pasted labels front & spine; designed by James and Carolyn Robertson and set by hand in Frederic Goudy's Californian types, on Rives and Italian Fabriano papers; title page initials and section numerals colored by hand; reproducing 16 photographs from the Jeffers family collection, never before published; and with the addition of a reminiscence of the period covered by Adamic's ... View more info

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One of the Missing. With an introduction by Page Smith, and illustrations by David Page.

By: BIERCE, AMBROSE.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: (Covelo, CA), Yolla Bolly Press: (1991)

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8651

Condition: Near Fine condition in Very Good box


No. 5 of 30 copies, signed on the colophon by Smith & Page. 144 pp.; folio (10 " x 14"); text printed in two colors by letterpress from metal type on mould-formed Lana Gravure paper. Illustrated with woodcuts by David Page, printed on a hand-operated press. Bound in full soft black sheepskin, accompanied by an extra suite of unbound prints signed by Page. Whe whole is enclosed in a clamshell-style box handmade of archival board covered in black German cotton. Light rubbing to leather at corner edges; slight fading to box at extremities, a few marks of soil to back. With fold out, illus... View more info

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One of the Missing. With an introduction by Page Smith, and illustrations by David Page.

By: BIERCE, AMBROSE.

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: (Covelo, CA), Yolla Bolly Press: (1991)

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8652

Condition: Fine condition in Fine box


No. 2 of 30 copies, signed on the colophon by Smith & Page. 144 pp.; folio (10 " x 14"); text printed in two colors by letterpress from metal type on mould-formed Lana Gravure paper. Illustrated with woodcuts by David Page, printed on a hand-operated press. Bound in full soft black sheepskin, accompanied by an extra suite of unbound prints signed by Page. The whole is enclosed in a clamshell-style box handmade of archival board covered in black German cotton. With fold out, illustrated broadside prospectus in publisher's mailing envelope. Front cover of the book has an unobtrusive spot... View more info

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The Inner Galaxy. Etchings by Jennifer Sturgill.

By: EISELEY, LOREN.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: 2002

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8765

Condition: Fine condition


Copy no. 83 of 125 copies, signed by the artist on the colophon. 48 pp.; 9.6" x 10"; handbound in Italian cloth with decorative endsheets, housed in a handmade slipcase. Four etchings by artist and master printer Jennifer Sturgill. This book, the twenty-ninth issued with this imprint, was designed by and printed for James and Carolyn Robertson at the Yolla Bolly Press in Covelo during the fall of 2001 and spring of 2002. Handset in Walbaum type by apprentice Daniel Urban, the text was printed at the Press by Aaron Johnson who also assisted with the planning of the book. Michael Mills a... View more info

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Two Kitchens in Provence. (Together with MFK Fisher, A Delicious Obsession) Written by M. F. K. Fisher, afterword by Alice Waters, drawings by Ward Schumaker.

By: FISHER, M. F. K.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: 1999

Edition: Limited Edition, 225 copies printed. Signed by Waters & Schumaker on the colophon. Press copy, out of series.

Seller ID: 2200

Condition: Fine condition in like slipcase, with prospectus included.


64. pp; folio; blind stamped mustard Dutch fabric over boards; French endsheets; text composed in the typeface modeled after that of French designer Claude Garamond; set in part by hand at the Press, and by Monotype at the office of Michaels and Winifred Bixler; printed on mouldmade paper entirely by letterpress. The drawings are printed in three colors from photopolymer plates made from the artist's originals. Yolla Bolly illustrated & printed postcard announcement laid in. A Delicious Obsession: Collecting the Works of M.F.K. Fisher, A Centennary Show of books, periodicals & ephemera from th... View more info

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Boss Dog. A Fable in Six Parts.

By: FISHER, M. F. K.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: 1990

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8640

Condition: Fine condition


One of five copies, lettered A to E and reserved for the Press. This copy is lettered C, and signed by the author on the colophon. 104 pp.; sm 4to (10" x 7 1/2"), light yellow blind-stamped cloth, color decorative endpapers, slipcase covered in hand-made paper. Number three in The Storytellers Series. The story of Anne and Mary and their mother, who wandered from California to Aix-en-Provence, and met (or were chosen by) the haughty, cocky, Boss Dog - from the other end of town. The doggiest dog anyone ever saw. View more info

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Two Kitchens in Provence. Written by M. F. K. Fisher, afterword by Alice Waters, drawings by Ward Schumaker.

By: FISHER, M. F. K.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: 1999

Edition: Limited Edition, 225 copies printed. Signed by Waters & Schumaker on the colophon. Press copy, out of series.

Seller ID: 1668

Condition: Fine condition; without slipcase


Without Slipcase. 64. pp; folio; blind stamped mustard Dutch fabric over boards; French endsheets; text composed in the typeface modeled after that of French designer Claude Garamond; set in part by hand at the Press, and by Monotype at the office of Michaels and Winifred Bixler; printed on mouldmade paper entirely by letterpress. The drawings are printed in three colors from photopolymer plates made from the artist's originals. Yolla Bolly illustrated & printed postcard announcement laid in."Though the attentiveness of MFK Fisher is characteristic of all her writing, nowhere is it... View more info

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The Nature of Nature and The Tree Two essays accompanied by eight woodcuts by Aaron Johnson.

By: FOWLES, JOHN.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: 1995

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8634

Condition: Fine condition


Copy 95 of 140 numbered copies from a total edition of 185 copies. Signed on the colophon by the author and illustrator. (116) pp. 4to; (10x8½"); printed Belgian linen over boards, slipcase. Printed entirely letterpress on mouldmade English rag paper. With the Prospectus, in publishers printed mailing envelope.In this book, novelist John Fowles states that a large garden owns him, and that "All nature . . . entrances me. The experience of it, the most important source of power in my life, like water to a mill . . . I cannot imagine life without it." He further proposes tha... View more info

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The Roan Stallion. With Seven Colored Woodcuts by Karin Wikstrom.

By: JEFFERS, ROBINSON.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: 1990

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8644

Condition: Fine condition in good slipcase.


155 copies printed of which 75 were offered in this slipcased version (No. 70-144). This copy reserved for the press, marked OS (out of series), and signed by Karin Wikstrom on the colophon. Square quarto; book is sewn by hand and bound in boards covered in pigskin suede, in slipcase covered in Japanese cotton. Designed by and printed for James and Carolyn Robertson at the Yolla Bolly Press. The illustrations were drawn and cut in wood by Wikstrom and printed from the artist's blocks. Text was set by hand and printed letterpress by Aaron Johnson and bound by Klaus-Ullrich Rotzscher and Renee M... View more info

Image for The Roan Stallion.  With Seven Colored Woodcuts by Karin Wikstrom.

The Roan Stallion. With Seven Colored Woodcuts by Karin Wikstrom.

By: JEFFERS, ROBINSON.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: 1990

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8645

Condition: Fine condition in Near Fine box


155 copies printed of which sixty (10-69) are offered in a clamshell-style box of archival boards covered in a rough, dark green Japanese cotton, and lined with rag-content papers in gray and blue; issued with a companion volume containing an extensive commentary by Tim Hunt, editor of the Jeffers collected works, in addition to an extra unbound Wikstrom print, signed and suitable for framing. This copy is number 54, signed by Karin Wikstrom on the colophon. Square quarto; book is sewn by hand and bound in boards covered in pigskin suede, in slipcase covered in Japanese cotton. Designed by and... View more info

Image for Where Shall I Take You: The Love Letters of Una and Robinson Jeffers.  Edited by Robert Kafka. Foreword by Garth Jeffers.

Where Shall I Take You: The Love Letters of Una and Robinson Jeffers. Edited by Robert Kafka. Foreword by Garth Jeffers.

By: JEFFERS, UNA & ROBINSON.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: 1987

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8628

Condition: As New, in like slipcase


Copy S of Twenty Press Copies, printed on Ragston paper. 123 pp.; 8vo; bound in light orange cloth with paper spine label; tipped-in black & white photographs. In light brown slipcase. The book is based on original letters from the collections of the Harry Ransome Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas, most appeared here for the first time.This book was designed, and its printing supervised by James and Carolyn Robertson at The Yolla Bolly Press in Covelo, California. It was composed in Eric Gill's Perpetua types. Two hundred forty-five copies are on Ragston paper, of w... View more info

Image for Where Shall I Take You: The Love Letters of Una and Robinson Jeffers.  Edited by Robert Kafka. Foreword by Garth Jeffers.

Where Shall I Take You: The Love Letters of Una and Robinson Jeffers. Edited by Robert Kafka. Foreword by Garth Jeffers.

By: JEFFERS, UNA & ROBINSON.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: 1987

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8629

Condition: As New, in like slipcase


Copy I of XXV copies, signed by Garth Jeffers & Robert Kafka on colophon printed on Umbria handmade paper and bound in English calf, blind stamped title on spine, marbled endpapers, acetate dust jacket; 123 pp.; 8vo; cloth slipcase; tipped-in black & white photographs. The book is based on original letters from the collections of the Harry Ransome Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas, most appeared here for the first time.This book was designed, and its printing supervised by James and Carolyn Robertson at The Yolla Bolly Press in Covelo, California. It was composed in... View more info

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The Adventures of Chef Gallois. A Story by Idwal Jones, with a Salutation by MFK Fisher; Afterword by Thomas Keller; Illustrations by Milton Glaser.

By: JONES, IDWAL.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, Carolyn and James Robertson, The Yolla Bolly Press: (2000)

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8638

Condition: Fine condition


Copy number 175 of 275 copies, signed on the colophon by Glaser and Keller. 180 pp.; 7.5" x 11"; printed entirely by letterpress, the text composed in Linotype Granjon and handset Garamond types. The drawings are printed in three colors from photopolymer plates made from the artist's originals. Bound in mustard cloth of Dutch fabric over archival boards designed by the Press and executed at Cardoza James Binding Company. In slipcase covered in printed paper over archical boards. Prospectus, including publication announcement letter regarding "a tantalizing mystery" surrounding the book involvi... View more info

The Adventures of Chef Gallois. A Story by Idwal Jones, with a Salutation by MFK Fisher; Afterword by Thomas Keller; Illustrations by Milton Glaser.

By: JONES, IDWAL.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, Carolyn and James Robertson, The Yolla Bolly Press: (2000)

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 9153

Condition: Fine condition


Copy number 192 of 275 copies, signed on the colophon by Glaser and Keller. 180 pp.; 7.5" x 11"; printed entirely by letterpress, the text composed in Linotype Granjon and handset Garamond types. The drawings are printed in three colors from photopolymer plates made from the artist's originals. Bound in mustard cloth of Dutch fabric over archival boards designed by the Press and executed at Cardoza James Binding Company. In slipcase covered in printed paper over archical boards. Prospectus, including publication announcement letter regarding "a tantalizing mystery" surrounding ... View more info

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The Inland Whale. With a new forward by Ursula K. Le Guin, and woodblocks by Karin Wickstrom.

By: KROEBER, THEODORA.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: (Covelo, California), The Yolla Bolly Press: 1987

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8648

Condition: Fine condition in Good slipcase


The edition was limited to 135 copies, of which 115 numbered copies were offered for sale and 20 copies reserved for the Press, lettered A to T. This copy is lettered M, and signed on the colophon by the artist. 104 pp.; (12x13¾"), printed letterpress on heavy ivory French Rives paper with nine woodblock prints, each handcolored with gouache, and numerous page decorations. The book is bound in the Oriental manner with Belgian linen over flexible boards and laced at the spine with pure linen cord. Endsheets are of handmade Bhutanese paper and the whole enclosed in a slipcase covered in brown F... View more info

Image for The Inland Whale.  With a new forward by Ursula K. Le Guin, and woodblocks by Karin Wickstrom.

The Inland Whale. With a new forward by Ursula K. Le Guin, and woodblocks by Karin Wickstrom.

By: KROEBER, THEODORA.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: (Covelo, California), The Yolla Bolly Press: 1987

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8653

Condition: Fine condition in Good slipcase


The edition was limited to 135 copies, of which 115 numbered copies were offered for sale, this copy being number 94, signed on the colophon by the artist. 104 pp.; (12x13¾"), printed letterpress on heavy ivory French Rives paper with nine woodblock prints, each handcolored with gouache, and numerous page decorations. The book is bound in the Oriental manner with Belgian linen over flexible boards and laced at the spine with pure linen cord. Endsheets are of handmade Bhutanese paper and the whole enclosed in a slipcase covered in brown Fabriano Roma paper. Still wrapped in kraft paper and bag... View more info

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This is My Blood.

By: LAUGHLIN, JAMES.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: [1989]

Edition: First Edition thus.

Seller ID: 4738

Condition: Fine condition


No. 26 of 200 copies, sewn binding in handmade Philppine paper. 100 pp.; sm 4to; printed beige wrappers in mylar wrappers with translucent photographic image of Laughlin front & back; without slipcase. Printed entirely in letterpress. The celebrated poet & publisher's fictional record of his early years in pre WWII Europe, among the generation of aspiring writers who roamed the continent. View more info

Image for The Man Who Died. A Story by David Herbert Lawrence, with a woodblock illustrations by Leonard Baskin, and a commentary by John Fowles. (Signed by Baskin & Fowles).

The Man Who Died. A Story by David Herbert Lawrence, with a woodblock illustrations by Leonard Baskin, and a commentary by John Fowles. (Signed by Baskin & Fowles).

By: LAWRENCE, D. H.

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: [1992]

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 7251

Condition: Fine condition


30 copies issued, this an out of series Press Copy WITHOUT THE LAID IN, EXTRA SUITE OF PRINTS. Folio; handsewn and branch-laced limp vellum; enclosed in a box of bay laurel and cedar woods. Includes prospectus, also The Making of the Book, with photographs of printer Aaron Johnson, binder Rene Menge, Baskin, Fowles, and Michael Gidron working on the box. Plus a printed letter on Yolla Bolly letterhead, telling how the book came about, signed by Carolyn and James Robertson. Both the Lawrence text and the Fowles commentary are composed in the Bembo types and printed, with the nine Baski... View more info

Image for The Man Who Died. A Story by David Herbert Lawrence, with woodblock illustrations by Leonard Baskin, and a commentary by John Fowles. (Signed by Baskin & Fowles).

The Man Who Died. A Story by David Herbert Lawrence, with woodblock illustrations by Leonard Baskin, and a commentary by John Fowles. (Signed by Baskin & Fowles).

By: LAWRENCE, D. H.

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: [1992]

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8647

Condition: Fine condition


From a total edition of 135, this copy one of 85 copies that were bound in a cover of Japanese cotton over boards and housed in a linen slipcase; of these copies numbered 31-90 were offered for sale; this copy not numbered but reserved for the press and lettered K, signed by Baskin and Fowles on the colophon. 101 pp.; folio; both the Lawrence text and the Fowles commentary are composed in the Bembo types and printed, with the nine Baskin blocks, by letterpress on mould-formed English Somerset paper. Includes prospectus, also The Making of the Book, with photographs of printer Aaron Johnson, bi... View more info