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2021 CBA Benevolent Fund Auction Catalog

The CBA Benevolent Fund helps members who need financial assistance for professional development or disaster/accident relief.

The following items have been generously donated by the members of CBA. 

Online bidding opens November 28. Online bidding ends Tuesday, December 7 at 5:00 PM. Silent auction bids may be placed at the VIP Preview of the Rose City Holiday Book & Paper Fair, December 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Winners will be announced at the book fair.

If you are using this form to place a bid, and are not a CBA member, please email your contact information, or your bid will be disregarded.


1. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer.

Geoffrey Chaucer.
Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1958.

A facsimile of one of the most important books in printing history, the Kelmscott Chaucer. This was the culminating work of William Morris’ life, and raised the bar in book design and production. The illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones took four years to complete. This facsimile edition includes a new introduction by John T. Winterich and a glossary. Very good condition with ink gift inscription to half-title page. Dust jacket is toned on spine panel and has a red mark through the title on spine (see photo.)

Donated by Browsers’ Bookstore

Estimated value: $75

2. The President Is Missing [Signed by both authors]

Bill Clinton & James Patterson.
New York: Little Brown, 2018.

Signed by President Bill Clinton and James Patterson on publisher’s tipped-in page. First printing with full number line. Fine in all regards.

Donated by Browsers’ Bookstore

Current bid: $100

3. Dickens in Camp

[Charles Dickens] Bret Harte.
San Francisco: John Henry Nash as a gift to The Book Club of California.

“The tribute Bret Harte paid to the memory of the great English novelist, and many people consider it the Californian’s masterpiece in verse. Springing from a deep admiration for the works of Dickens, which has exercised a profound influence over Bret Harte’s childhood, it was written spontaneously, a few hours after the news of the death of Dickens had reached San Francisco. At the time when the whole English-speaking world was offering homage to the dead master, this short poem, so impassioned & sincere, came from far-off California, and by universal consent has been proclaimed the finest expression of feel brought forth by an event that spread sadness over the earth.”

Fine press publication by John Henry Nash. Facsimile manuscript leaves tipped onto pages with typeset poem following. Near fine condition with minimal foxing and touch of wear to bottom edge. Bookplate of Edward Alexander Parsons, who accumulated a collection of nearly 50,000 books and manuscripts on the American South.

Donated by Browsers’ Bookstore

Current bid: $20

4. Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature: Index Librorum Prohibitorum; Centuria Librorum Absconditorum; Catena Librorum Tacendorum along with The Housewife’s Handbook on Selective Promiscuity – all bound into one volume.

Fraxi, Pisanus (pseudonym of H.S. Ashbee); Anthony, Rey (pseudonum for Lillian Maxine Savant).
New York: Documentary Books, 1962

Hardcover, four volumes bound together in one thick 12mo, Housewife’s Handbook (final volume) pages are 16mo (6×4 1/2 inches), lxxvi,542,[2];lx,593,[1];lvii,593,[2];240 pages; a few pencil marks in endpapers, occasional creases to pages and two tears to first half-title, clean and sound overall with signs of wear at extremities.

Henry Spencer Ashbee’s massive, clandestine three-volume bibliography of erotic literature bound together with the only book ever to be banned by the Supreme Court.

Donated by Powells Books

Current bid: $35

5. Brand New Cherry Flavor

Todd Grimson.
New York: HarperPrism, 1996.

First edition, first printing of the book which is the basis of the 2021 horror TV series.

Fine condition in fine jacket.

Donated by Cross Genre Books

Current bid: $400

6. King Lear

East, Aurora, N.Y. Roycroft Shop, 1904.

Quarter reddish suede spine with some discoloration in spots and small bit missing at foot of spine. Dark gray paper sides. Some bumping of corners. Title in while on front cover has some loss to the white ink. Pages clean and crisp with very minor amount of brown stain to lower spine edge of text-block.

Donated by Save Your Books

Estimated value: $150

7. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

East Aurora, N.Y. Roycroft Shop, 1902.

Quarter red suede spine. Some damage to head and tail of spine. Dark gray paper sides. Title in red on cover intact. Corners bumped. Foxing on text-block edges. Pages clean and crisp with a rare foxing spot.

Donated by Save Your Books

Estimated value: $150

8. Fifty Volumes of Fiction and Literature

Fifty different titles in trade paperback format extracted at random from the Melville Books hoard. All volumes are gently used (very good or better). An instant collection of literature, perfect for impressing your friends or stocking the shelves of your used bookshop.

Donated by Melville Books

Current bid: $100


9. Atget

[Eugène Atget] Szarkowski, John.
New York: The Museum of Modern Art/Callaway, 2000.

An out-of-print hardcover edition presenting 100 photographs by the great French photographer Eugène Atget. Printed in sepia tone with one image per page and notes, comments and historical context on the facing page by Szarkowski, MoMA’s Director of the Department of Photography. Atget died almost unknown in 1927. The young American artist Bernice Abbott discovered his work in 1925 and purchased his archives after his death; MoMA acquired that collection in 1968, with many of the images featured here. Fine condition, printed in Italy, 232 pages.

Donated by Monograph Bookwerks

Current bid: $50

10. The Future Remembered : The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy

Becker, Paula, Alan J. Stein and The HistoryLink Staff.
Seattle Center Foundation in association with HistoryLink, 2011.

300pp. Large 4to. 11 ½ x 10 ¾”. Black cloth binding, gilt stamped title on spine and front cover, illustrated full color dust jacket with white and black lettering, color and black and white photographs. Housed in publisher’s original shipping container. Fine in Fine dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, First Printing.

Donated by R. A. Jenkins Books

Estimated value: $25

11. Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley: Containing Original Sketches of many well known Citizens of the Past and Present

Chicago: Chapman Publishing, 1903.

A enormous volume bound in brown leather with gilt lettering, floral gilt endpapers and gilt edges. Biographies of well-known people from the Willamette Valley and Portland. Illustrated with portraits. Originally published along with a volume covering the Portland area. Most tissues guards missing, split front hinge.

Donated by Vandello Books

Estimated value: $300

12. Initials and Pseudonyms: A Dictionary of Literary Disguises [First & Second Series]

William Cushing.
NY: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1885/1888.

Olive cloth with gilt spine title; 606, 314 pp. Withdrawn from UC Berkeley; bookplate and unobtrusive library markings, but none on the spine. Good, solid reference in VG+ condition.

Donated by Cultural Images

Current bid: $15

13. The Dore Bible

DORE (Gustave)
Cassell & Co., 1897.

DORE (Gustave) et al. The Holy Bible, the Old Testament … and the Ancient Writings … Apocryphal, with Illustrations by Gustave Dore. London: Cassell & Co. , (1897). Hardcover edition. 1116pp+188pp, b/w engraved illustrations, marbling to all page edges, very large black and purple quarto half leather hardcover. faded boards, slight foxing of preliminaries, rear joint split and rear board partially detached.

Donated by Collins Books

Current bid: $100

14. The Inward Vision – Watercolors * Drawings * Writings by Paul Klee

Paul Klee.
NY: Abrams, 1958.

Heavy clear plastic protective cover over colored boards with cloth binding; 62 pp of text, plus 16 drawings and 16 removeable prints from watercolors. Book measures 12 x 13 inches. “[T]he reproductions have been made detachable, and two slip-in frames are provided (see inside back cover).” All plates are present, as are the two frames. The plastic cover (on which the cover title is printed) is stained, with missing chips at top and bottom of spine and a tear on the rear cover. The interior plates and text are in VG+ condition; clean and bright, with good color.

Donated by Cultural Images

Current bid: $55

15. The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest

Kreisman, Lawrence and Glenn Mason.
Timber Press, Oregon. 2007.

Large 4to. 10 ¼ x 9”. 398 pp. Dark brown cloth binding, gilt stamped title on spine, illustrated full color dust jacket with yellow and white lettering, notes, select bibliography and index. Housed in publisher’s original shipping container. Signed on title page by Lawrence Kreisman and Glenn Mason. Fine in Fine mylar protected dust jacket. SIGNED FIRST EDITION.
This magnificent compendium is the first comprehensive exploration of the Arts and Crafts legacy in the Pacific Northwest.

“This is the first comprehensive exploration of the Arts and Crafts legacy in the Pacific Northwest. It traces the movement from its nineteenth-century English beginnings to its flowering in Washington and Oregon through the 1920s and beyond, weaving into a tale of idealism and devotion everything from iconic masterpieces to recent discoveries.” “You will meet the architects, artists, craftspeople, and entrepreneurs in Seattle, Spokane, Portland, and smaller communities throughout the region in their own words in journal entries, letters, articles, and promotional materials of the period. Included are public and private architecture, furniture, pottery and tile, metalwork, lighting, leaded and stained glass, jewelry, textiles, basketry and the influence of Native America arts, painting and printmaking, photography, graphic arts and book design.” “Illustrated with nearly 400 photographs and period graphics, including rare images published here for the first time, this volume is an authoritative reference, a story, and a treasure trove for Arts and Crafts collectors and enthusiasts everywhere.”—Dust Jacket.

Donated by R. A. Jenkins Books

Current bid: $15

16. Old English Sporting Books

Ralph Nevill.
London: Studio Limited, 1924.

Cloth covers with cover title and an image of a horse and rider in gilt; xi, 34 pp, plus plates in b&w and color. This is copy # 794 of an edition of 1,500. Book measures 10.5 x 12.75 inches. Text is largely devoted to an explanatory introduction and a bibliography of English sporting books; the plates are reproduced from many of those listed volumes. The cloth covers exhibit splotchy sun fading; the text pages have some foxing; but, the plates are in VG+ condition.

Donated by Cultural Images

Estimated value: $35


Price, Richard.

Duodecimo, 7 1/2 x 4 1/4. Removed from a book of pamphlets. pp. 70. Missing last leaf (pp. 71 and verso). Gathering C completely detached from pamphlet. Leafs beginning to separate at spine. Edges untrimmed. Title page browned with some minor soiling. Paper loss to lower corner pp. 67, close to the catchword. Paper loss to top edge of last leaf, close to the page number. Slight paper loss to top edge of pp. 65-68, text unaffected. Interior pages lightly tanned with some browning around edges. (ESTC T12968) (Sabin 65452) (Adams, 76-118n).

The Welsh philosopher, preacher, and political pamphleteer Richard Price (1723-1791) became something of a celebrity with the publication of his enormously popular, Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty. Printed near the start of the American Revolutionary War, Observations lent support to the American colonies. Within days of the first publication nearly sixty-thousand pamphlets sold out, with more than 15 more editions to follow. The pamphlet played a formative role in America’s decision to declare independence. (Wikipedia)

Donated by Aardvark Books

Current bid: $50

18. The Polite Companion; or, Wit A-LA-MODE. Adapted to the Recreation of all Ranks and Degrees, from the Prince to the Peasant

London: H. Serjeant, 1766.

Rebound in marbled brown paper with maroon calf spine and tips, banded spine with paper label, 12mo, 132 pages, engraved frontispiece illustration, occasional decorative devices; bit of rubbing to boards, inked number in front endpaper, occasional brown spot as expected, sound and attractive.

Including a rich variety of comical jests, smart epigrams, diverting rildles, humorous, serious, and elegant Monumental Inscriptions, merry Tales, and entertaining Stories. interspersed with instructive narratives, affecting examples, wise Maxims and Precepts, and sage Remarks. The Whole tending to promote innocent Mirth and pleasant Conversation.

Donated by Rose City Book & Paper Fair

Estimated value: $400


Henry M. Stanley.
New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1890.

First American Edition in 2 Volumes, Deluxe Binding, restored with Morocco spine, gilt titling and corner leather. Original marbled paper cover and end papers, edges of paper scuffed. All edges gilt. Vol. I pp.547, portrait of Stanley 1886 w. tissue and original 2 maps in pocket on back cover. Vol. II pp. 540, portrait of Stanley 1890 w. tissue, water stained. Original map in pocket. All 3 maps are free of torn fold seams, mild aging.

Donated by Joseph Ziemba, Bookbinder, Cartouche Ltd.

Current bid: $35

20. The Arts & Crafts Price Guide (Set of 4) [of] Ceramics, Furniture (2 different), & Metalwork, Lighting, Graphics, Textiles

Treadway Gallery.
Cincinnati: Treadway Gallery, 1998.

Color hard covers with a uniform look; 212, 168, 240, 176 pp. Set of four American Arts & Crafts reference books issued by Treadway Gallery, in association with the John Toomey Gallery of Oak Park, Illinois, recording auction prices for the decade 1987-1997. Each book contains photos and descriptions, plus examples of marks and labels, plus indexes, Volumes measure 8.75 x 11.25 inches. All in Fine condition.

Donated by Cultural Images

Current bid: $100


White, Andrew D. (Dickson).

Removed from a book of pamphlets. Edges neatly trimmed. Octavo, 8 3/4″ x 5 3/4.” pp. 69, [2]. Pages very clean and supple.

Exceedingly rare in this edition. WorldCat can locate only one copy,
American historian and cofounder of Cornell University Andrew D. White (1832-1918) delivered this influential lecture on the economics of France in the wake of the French Revolution. The ensuing financial havoc in the 1790s served as a useful case study for the perils of paper-money not backed by gold. His arguments are still cited today who believe his work was seminal and metal foundation for currency was essential for a stable economy.

Donated by Aardvark Books

Current bid: $25

22. Japanese Prints and Ukiyo-e: A Collection of Six Art Books

Various Authors and Publishers, 1978-2020.

A collection of 6 art books on Japanese prints, printmaking, Ukiyo-e, Meiji and Edo culture, The Floating World, and the master artist Hokusai. Three hardcover and three paperbacks tallying over 1,570 pages in total. The collection includes the following titles:

Images from The Floating World: The Japanese Print (Hardcover, 364 pages; Old Saybrook, CT: Konecky & Konecky, 1978)
Hokusai (Hardcover, 400 pages; New York: Rizzoli, 1988)
Designed for Pleasure: The World of Edo Japan in Prints and Paintings, 1680-1860 (Paperback, 256 pages; New York: Asia Society & Japanese Art Society of American/UW Press, 2008)
Highlights of Japanese Printmaking, Part 6: Golden Age Ukiyo-e (Paperback, 68 pages; New York: Scholten Japanese Art, 2020)
Yokohama: Prints from Nineteenth-Century Japan (Paperback, 200 pages; Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1990)
Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints: Reflections of Meiji Culture (Hardcover, 284 pages; Honolulu: Univ. of Hawai’i Press, 2000)

In overall Very Good to Fine Condition.

Donated by Monograph Bookwerks

Current bid: $35


23. Winterbound

Bianco, Margery.
New York: Viking Press, 1936.

First edition; full blue cloth with silver stamped titles, 8vo, 234 pages, two full page illustrations, pictorial endpapers and pictorial dust jacket by Kate Seredy; slightly bumped at extremities, faint water spots on front board, internally clean and sound; dust jacket rubbed with some mild smudgy soiling, tattered edges, small chip out at head of spine.

This story of four siblings left to fend for themselves through a depression era winter on a Connecticut farm when their parents are called away was a Newbery Honor book of 1937.

Donated by Crooked House Books and Paper

Current bid: $50

24. Meet the Austins

Madeleine L’Engle.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997.

Later printing of this reissue of the first Austin family book. Signed by L’Engle on the title page: “To the readers of Puyallup – Enjoy meeting the Austins.” From the author’s personal library with a letter of authenticity laid in. Near fine in like jacket with mild edge wear to rear panel.

Donated by Peruse the Stacks

Current bid: $50

25. Wildwood

Colin Meloy, author. Carson Ellis, illustrator.
HarperCollins, 2011.

A fine, first edition, first printing book in a fine dust jacket. Signed by both Meloy and Ellis on the title page. With the movie based on this book now in production it would make a special gift!

Donated by Wallace Books

Current bid: $75

26. The Night Before Christmas

C. Clement Moore; illustrated by Helene Nyce.
New York: George Sully & Co., 1920.

The original poem, along with a comic imitation, “The Night After Christmas” which encourages children not to overindulge on Christmas Day.

Very good copy with finger smudges to some pages. In original box with wear, soiling, and some loss to paper.

Donated by Browsers’ Bookstore

Estimated value: $50


27. Poodle with a Mohawk Poster Promoting Lynda Barry’s Second Book, “Big Ideas”

Barry, Lynda.
Seattle: The Real Comet Press, 1983.

Poster on glossy stock measures 22.5 x 34.5 inches. Printed in black and red. Original folds.

Original poster printed by The Real Comet Press. The Real Comet Press would eventually published four Lynda Barry books “Girls + Boys,” “Big Ideas,” “The Good Times Are Killing Me,” and “Naked Ladies, Naked Ladies, Naked Ladies.” For further reference, please see “Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass” by Susan Kirtley (University of Mississippi Press, 2012).

Donated by Long Brothers Fine and Rare Books

Current bid: $75

28. History of Oregon [corrected typescript]

Charles Henry Carey

Five snap binders of 8-½” x 11” pages, typed on one side, paginated 142-849. Moderate wear to spine ends, moderate wear and toning to some page edges. Very good condition.

Carey’s well-researched book remains a standard reference still actively used today. This typescript shows manuscript corrections and/or additions on most pages. Due to time constraints, I have not been able to closely compare the edits with the various published editions, but looking at one published edition showed that some of the changes had been made, others had not. This is a research project waiting to happen!

Carey’s daughter donated part of this–or another version of this–typescript to the Oregon Historical Society. They have verified that the typescript is in their possession, and their description of it is: “the typescript that is in our collection is not complete at fact it is a relatively small number of pages and is definitely a working copy as some of the pages are well worn and many are heavily edited with pencil markings/notations.” (correspondence with Scott Daniels, 11/22/21.)

Donated by Browsers’ Bookstore

Current bid: $600

29. Art & fashion studies, about 100 images on 53 leaves

A collection of Victorian and Edwardian era images: trade cards, real photographs, color plates, black & white plates, and pages from magazines. Housed in the covers of a Camera Craft magazine from 1912. Many of the images are of women, there is a section of nature studies. Possibly an artist’s reference archive, but a fun assortment regardless.

Donated by Browsers’ Bookstore

Current bid: $35

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