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This collection includes 34 books and approximately 35 ephemeral items and various correspondence.  Almost all items (excepting envelopes and folded correspondence) are in fine, as new condition.
Substantial collection of books and ephemera from the Heavenly Monkey Press and allied enterprises.
[Millroy, Rollin, publisher].
Vancouver: Heavenly Monkey, 1999 - 2012.
Price: $28,500.00
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Ten 9.75" x 6.75" volumes.  All bound in the original stitched embossed wrappers.  The lot in beautiful condition, housed in a custom slipcase.  A truly spectacular group of books featuring 500 colored plates showing every manner of Japanese doll and toy.  The color woodblock prints are from designs by Shimizu Seifu and Nishizawa Tekiho.  The Worldcat locates only one ten volume set in American institutions.
Unai No Tomo. [A Child's Friends, Japanese Folk Toys].
Yamada Naozaburo, editor.
Kyoto: Unsodo, 1891 - 1923.
Price: $9,500.00
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[62pp.]  Illustrated flat paper covered boards, in dust wrapper.  With a touch of rubbing to the spine tips and corners, neat gift inscription on the first leaf (dated Christmas 1957), else a very bright fine condition example.  The jacket is also quite nice with only moderate soiling to the rear panel, and a little edge wear and spine rubbing.  A very nice example, with the $2.00 / $2.00 price on the front flap intact.  First issue, per Younger, Younger & Hirsch # 7.  A much, much better than average copy of this classic of children's literature.
The Cat in the Hat.
Dr. Seuss.
New York: Random House , 1957.
Price: $2,750.00
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7.5" x 5".  227pp., plus ads.  Illustrated brown paper covered boards showing a black workman sitting on a box.  A really interesting publisher's trade binding.  With a short note inked on the title page, corners a little bumped, else nice VG+ condition.  With a frontispiece by Hanson Booth.  A collection of short stories in black dialect about a 22 year old Texas servant.
Almanzar.
Davis, J. Frank.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1918.
Price: $40.00
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6" x 4.25".  88pp.  Illustrated paper covered boards.  Mild wear and soiling, but generally near fine condition.  Humorous verse about America's Pastime.  Nicely printed in black and green.  With illustrations from drawings on every page.
Baseballogy.
Cooke, Edmund Vance.
Chicago: Forbes & Company, 1912.
Price: $400.00
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24" x 13".  Nicely printed in seven colors on a single sheet.  With a few faint spots of foxing, and one very short closed edge tear, and a small bit of faint damp soiling in the bottom margin else nice condition.  The image is a wilting cream colored flower with a dusky desert skyline in the background. The words below are accented with images of moths and a candle.  Goines reference number 52.  Goines, a widely admired American artist and printer, is especially noted for his beautiful and innovative poster art.  Goines illustrated many cookbooks for chef Alice Waters as well as creating several anniversary posters for her iconic restaurant, Chez Panisse.
Pandora's Box [Original poster].
Goines, David Lance.
[Berkeley]: [Saint Hieronymus Press], [1975].
Price: $65.00
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24" x 18".  Nicely printed in nine colors; plus gold, on a single sheet.  With a few small, faint spots of foxing, else fine condition.  The image shows a forlorn woman sitting at a counter. She is wearing a brooch with a design that resembles the woman.  A rose lies next to her on the counter.  On the wall behind her is a picture (mirror?) of the same scene.  Goines reference number 68.  Goines, a widely admired American artist and printer, is especially noted for his beautiful and innovative poster art.  Goines illustrated many cookbooks for chef Alice Waters as well as creating several anniversary posters for her iconic restaurant, Chez Panisse.
Letter from an Unknown Woman. [Original poster].
Goines, David Lance.
[Berkeley]: [Saint Hieronymus Press], [1977].
Price: $50.00
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24" x 14.75".  Nicely printed in blue, red and orange on a single sheet.  Tiny ink price on the reverse, else fine condition.  With an image the queen of hearts holding a rose.  The text is rightside up below the image as well as upside down above the image to create horizontal symmetry as if it were a playing card.  Goines reference number 63.  Goines, a widely admired American artist and printer, is especially noted for his beautiful and innovative poster art.  Goines illustrated many cookbooks for chef Alice Waters as well as creating several anniversary posters for her iconic restaurant, Chez Panisse.
Queen of Hearts Ball. [Original poster].
Goines, David Lance.
[Berkeley]: [Saint Hieronymus Press], [1977].
Price: $75.00
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24" x 14.25".  Nicely printed in blue, beige and brown on a single sheet.  Fine condition.  A charming image showing a moon and stars against a blue sky, all inset in a framed hourglass.  Goines reference number 57.  Goines, a widely admired American artist and printer, is especially noted for his beautiful and innovative poster art.  Goines illustrated many cookbooks for chef Alice Waters as well as creating several anniversary posters for her iconic restaurant, Chez Panisse.
The Antique Guild. [Original poster].
Goines, David Lance.
[Berkeley]: [Saint Hieronymus Press], [1976].
Price: $45.00
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7" x 4.5".  75pp.  Orange cloth stamped in green with silver lettering.  A pretty cover design.  Two neat ownership signatures, else near fine condition.  With a frontis portrait of the author and six other illustrations from photographs and drawings.  Willard was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist.  She was also the first woman represented with among the illustrious company of America's greatest leaders in Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol.  She took up bicycling in her fifties as a means of improving her health.
A Wheel Within a Wheel. How I Learned To Ride the Bicycle With Some Reflections By the Way.
Willard, Frances E.
New York, Chicago, Toronto: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1895.
Price: $400.00
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7.5" x 5".  486pp.  Blue patterned cloth with a beige cloth spine, in dust wrapper.  Mild rubbing to edges, else near fine condition; the distinctive jacket is bright but has a couple chips at the spine tips and a 1/4" hole halfway down the spine along the rear hinge.
Zelda Marsh.
Norris, Charles G.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1927.
Price: $65.00
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