TEXAS

[ Memorial address, with fulsome inscription from author Ralph W. Yarborough to Anthony Rota. ] Frank Dobie: Man and Friend.

Author: 
Ralph W. Yarborough [ Ralph Webster Yarborough ] (1903-1996), Texan Democratic politician [ J. Frank Dobie [ James Frank Dobie ] (1888-1964); Anthony Rota, London bookseller; Jeff Dykes ]
Publication details: 
'The GREAT WESTERN Series, No. 1 | Potomac Corral, The Westerners | Washington, D.C., November 1967'. Second printing, 1968 (with autograph note by Yarborough stating that it is 'for the Friends of Ralph Yarborough only').
£50.00

[3] + ii + 16pp., 8vo. A very good copy, in cream boards, with title and illustration of ox skull printed in brown on front cover. The address to 'The Potomac Corral of the Westerners' is preceded by a full-page photograph of Dobie and Yarborough and a two-page foreword about Yarborough by Jeff Dykes titled 'Pancho's Friend Ralph'. Signed by Yarborough on the title-page, with the following explanatory note beside the printing information on the reverse of the title-leaf: 'this edition for the Friends of Ralph Yarborough only, and is not offered for sale'.

[ Thomas J. Wise; Inscribed by author and another ] A Review of Reviews

Author: 
Fannie Ratchford, Rare Books Librarian of the University of Texas (Fannie Elizabeth Ratchford).
Publication details: 
No imprint [ Austin, Texas, 1946 ]
£180.00

71pp., cr.8vo, printed wrappers, edges sunned and sl worn, good condition. Inscribed by author, front cover, "From Fannie Ratchford", with a note, also on the front cover, "Dear Mr. Muir, | Keep this if you have not got it - otherwise throw it away | Esher" [Brett, Oliver Sylvain Baliol (1881-1965) 3rd Viscount Esher, Book-Collector ]. Also, inside front cover, Muir's simple bookplate. Originally published in the Library Chronicle of the University of Texas, vol. I, no. 4, 1945 and vol. II, no. 1, 1946. A postscript has been added.

[Printed book by Michael Fraenkel.] Bastard Death. The Autobiography of an Idea. [Copy No. 186 of 200 from the 'Limited de-luxe edition, boxed', signed by Fraenkel.]

Author: 
Michael Fraenkel [Carrefour Press]
Publication details: 
Paris and New York: Carrefour. 1946. [Printed in Mexico.]
£56.00

4to, 169 pp. Limitation details on reverse of title, with firm signature by Fraenkel. Internally sound and tight, on aged paper; in original printed wraps over boards, with binding strained and worn. In worn and damaged original slipcase. A few annotations in light pencil in the margin, possibly by Fraenkel's wife Daphne. Loosely inserted are the book's prospectus (4to bifolium, 4 pp), and by an order form for the books, with reviews, to the Motive Book Shop of Waco, Texas. From the Carrefour Press Archives, and with a long pencil note by its owner Michael Harris on the front board.

Handbill advertisement for 'A Sermon, on behalf of the Home Missionary Society', to be preached by 'The Rev. John Thomas, Minister of the New Chapel, Highgate.' Contemporary manuscript for printing, on London Missionary Society, on reverse.

Author: 
Rev. John Thomas, Minister of the New Chapel, Highgate [the Home Missionary Society; London Missionary Society; Somerset Auxiliary Missionary Society; William Bragg, Printer, Cheapside, Taunton]
Publication details: 
Undated [circa 1830]. Printer unnamed [William Bragg, Printer, Cheapside, Taunton, Devon].
£56.00

From a collection of material relating to William Bragg, Printer, of Cheapside, Taunton, Devon. Printed on one side of a piece of wove paper, 22 x 27.5 cm. Grubby and lightly creased, with central spike hole, slight wear and loss to extremities, and 5 cm closed tear. Text clear and entire. Twelve lines of printed text, in a variety of types and point sizes, reading 'A Sermon, on behalf of the Home Missionary Society, will be preached at Paul's Meeting, Taunton, On Friday Evening, April 14, 1826. By The Rev. John Thomas, Minister of the New Chapel, Highgate.

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