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[Barbier, Georges- Original Gouache Watercolor]
Offered here is a nice octavo size gouche watercolor of classic woman looking at herself in a tambourine-shaped mirror, measuring 10 x 8 inches and executed on brown card paper, signed lower left, G. Barbier. Attractive composition with Barbier's popular flowing garment designs, delicate line and subtle coloration. Provenance: Drouot... (Item #3847)
Price: $1,750.00
[Barbier, Georges- Original Gouache Watercolor]
The Bible in Miniature, Or, A Concise History of the Old and New Testaments
London: E. Newbery, 1780. First Newbery Editioin. Very finely bound miniature Bible (1 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches; 3/4 inches thick). Bound in fine red crushed morocco with elaborate gilt flourishes, vine and cornucopia motif with central green morocco onlay in with initials JHS (i.e. Christogram) etc. in gitl on... (Item #2327)
Price: $2,250.00
The Bible in Miniature, Or, A Concise History of the Old and New Testaments
[Binding, Fine- Marian Lane] This is of Aucassin and Nicolette
Boston: Copeland & Day, 1897. First edition thus. 12mo. Superb binding by Marian Lane [signed in gilt pallet rear dentelle, "Marian Lane," inf full blue crushed morocco with central double gilt ruling and lettering surrounded by leaf and blossom design on both covers, gilt ruled raised bands on spine, similar... (Item #2151)
Price: $2,250.00
[Binding, Fine- Marian Lane] This is of Aucassin and Nicolette
[Jugendstil- Insel Verlag] Die Geschichte von Kagsagsuk
Leipzig: Insel, 1914. First edition. Tall, narrow quarto (12 x 7 inches) Original publisher's black card paper wrappers, Japanese bound with black ties across spine in lattice fasion (i.e. bound as a book block with cord stitching), with superb illustrated covers. Number 88 of a Limited Edition of Only 200... (Item #3626)
Price: $1,750.00
[Jugendstil- Insel Verlag] Die Geschichte von Kagsagsuk
[Juvenile- Scarce Title] Willem en Jakob eene kleine Vertelling voor Kinderen (William and Jacob, a Small Tale for Children)
Amsterdam: Hendrik Frijlink, (1828). First edition thus. Oblong 12mo. Original pages complete with blank wrappers comprising the versos of the frontispiece and the last woodcut illustration. 12pp. Nine exquisite full-page hand-colored woodcut engravings. Exceedingly scarce, PiCarta mentions the title, but no copies found. Extremely well-preserved, near fine. (Item #3430)
Price: $1,250.00
[Juvenile- Scarce Title] Willem en Jakob eene kleine Vertelling voor Kinderen (William and Jacob, a Small Tale for Children)
[Juvenile] Het Lichtbeelden-Theater
ca. 1895. (31 x 45 cm.).L Superb color pictorial paper covered thick cardboard box, two parts. Translated: "Light Sculptures Theater Edition cinema-play with the red seal denoting publisher. Ca. 1895. Complete with 10 superb colored images interchangeably placed into a large hinged fold-out theater, and a weighted 'draw' for the... (Item #3451)
Price: $1,250.00
[Juvenile] Het Lichtbeelden-Theater
[Loffler, Bertold] Festschrift zur 74. Versammlung Deutscher Naturforscher und Arzte
Karlsbad: Gewidmet von Der Stadt Karlsbad, 1902. First edition. Very thick quarto. Light blue linen cloth with superb gitl-stampedArt Nouveau design by Bertold Loffler. Full-page color title-page, and full-page chapter frontispiece headings in black and white throughout by Loffler, a central figure in the Vienna Succession, and chief pupil of... (Item #3346)
Price: $1,250.00
[Loffler, Bertold] Festschrift zur 74. Versammlung Deutscher Naturforscher und Arzte
[Morris, May] Silk Embroidered Panel
Offered here is a silk embroidered panel (20 x 20 inches), attributed to May Morris, artisan, embroidery designer, jeweller, socialist and editor. The younger daughter of William Morris, May, more than any other closely affiliated family member or friend, carried on the textile expertise and artistry of her father's legacy... (Item #3714)
Price: $2,500.00
[Morris, May] Silk Embroidered Panel
Moveable] Frˆhliche Stunden
Quarto. Circa 1870's. A monumental German-printed movable in original cloth backed blue gilt paper covered boards with large full-size inserted color cover illustration. Fifteen superb color printed scenes with ornate and rather complicated moveable pieces controlled by one pull tab, with several hinge points on each movable entity (up to... (Item #3435)
Price: $2,250.00
Moveable] Frˆhliche Stunden
[Sketchbook- 19th Century] Livre D'Etude de C. Vandergrient
1843. Original color patterned handmade paper wrappers, blue paper (applied) spine. A superb mid-19th Century sketchbook with mock title page and full of nice sketches, some quite handsome and some rather crude, by the same artist. Ink, pencil, watercolor. Binding shaken, internally very good. (Item #3784)
Price: $1,250.00
[Sketchbook- 19th Century] Livre D'Etude de C. Vandergrient
Victorian Scrapbook
n.p. n.d. Half maroon polished calf, heavily gilt on spine, marbed endpapers. 100pp. 88 pages with t poems by Hemans, Buchanan, etc. written out in different styles (longhand, printing, etc.), sketches, wax seals, cut-out and mounted engravings, decoupage, maps, stickers. Quite a varied mix of medias. Some wear to tissue... (Item #2172)
Price: $1,250.00
Victorian Scrapbook
[Vienna Secession] Brigitte
12mo. Original publisher's limp vellum with superb Secessionist style gilt stamped covers comprising stylized flame motif, and designs surrounding lettering, illustrated endpapers with similar design motif. Leipzig., Poeschel & Trepte, ca. 1910. Exquisite Secessionist and Art Nouveau illustrations, one full-page illustratin at end, vignettes and border designs in text. 32pp... (Item #3791)
Price: $1,750.00
[Vienna Secession] Brigitte
[Vogeler, Heinrich] An Uncut Bookplate of Ida Perutz, designed by Vogeler and Hand-Initialed
Superb bookplate designed by Heinrich Vogeler and initialed in the plate, as well as in pencil by Vogeler beneath the image. Printed on its large sheet (Japan Vellum) meauring 6 x 8 inches; the impressed image measures slightly smaller than 3 x 3 inches. A wonderful image, designed for Ida... (Item #3627)
Price: $1,250.00
[Vogeler, Heinrich] An Uncut Bookplate of Ida Perutz, designed by Vogeler and Hand-Initialed
[Wiener Werkst‰tte- Small Collection of Ephemera] Including the Rose Signet design by Kolo Moser and Josef Hoffmann, Voucher and Entrance Ticket to Exhibitiion.
Offered here is a scarce and thoroughly dinstinctive contemporary Wiener Werkst‰tte ephemera, all in fine condition. Vienna, 1905-1928. I. Rose Signet. Double-color printing. About 1905. 19.5: 28.5 cm. Designed by Kolo Moser and Josef Hoffmann. The signet repeated in 108 fields on one arc. Since 1903/04, the Rosensignet was the registered... (Item #3639)
Price: $2,250.00
[Wiener Werkst‰tte- Small Collection of Ephemera] Including the Rose Signet design by Kolo Moser and Josef Hoffmann, Voucher and Entrance Ticket to Exhibitiion.
De Imitatione Christi
Amstelodami: Ex Officina Elzerviriana, ca. 1680. 16mo. Finely bound in early polished calf with concentric gilt ruled lines on both covers, spine with five raised bands and nicely gilt floral motif in five panels. 261pp. Finely engraved full page title with angels and cherubs. A.E.G. Very nice copy of an... (Item #1983)
Price: $1,500.00
De Imitatione Christi. Thomas 'A Kempis.
[Aesop] The Fables of Aesop, and Others: For the Improvement of Youth with Instructive Applications
London: J. M'Gowan, [1834]. First edition thus. Offered here are two separate volumes (each of which contains both volume 1 and volume 2 as called for) of this scarce 1834 edition of Aesop's Fables: London, Printed for J. M'Gowan and Sons. The first, (#2499a) is bound in contemporary brown marbled... (Item #3079)
Price: $1,750.00
[Aesop] The Fables of Aesop, and Others: For the Improvement of Youth with Instructive Applications. Aesop.
[Ainsworth, William Harrison] Saint James's: or, The Court of Queen Anne
London: John Mortimer, 1844. First edition. Three volumes. Exquisitely bound in full wavy grain morocco by Bickers & Son, gilt ruled edges and devices at corners both covers, spine elaborately gilt with two morocco labels, gilt decorated dentelles. A total of nine superb illustrations by George Cruikshank, three in each... (Item #3041)
Price: $1,250.00
[Ainsworth, William Harrison] Saint James's: or, The Court of Queen Anne. William Harrison Ainsworth.
[Marygold Bindery] La Commedia.
London: Methuen & Co. 1900. Superbly bound by the Marygold Bindery (Cambridge) by Miss Rosamond Philpott, in deep red crushed morocco in 1908 (signed in gilt top and bottom rear dentelles), with a beautiful arts & crafts design in gilt on both covers composed of broad gilt leaf pattern, stylized... (Item #3572)
Price: $1,850.00
[Marygold Bindery] La Commedia. Dante Alighieri, trans Paget Toynbee.
Poems
London: Chapman and Hall, 1850. First edition. Presentation Copy: "To Mrs. Ferguson from W. Alllingham," on front free endpaper. Mrs. Ferguson was the wife of Samuel Ferguson, noted Irish poet and most important Ulster poet of the 19th Century. Letters from Allingham to Samuel Ferguson are well documented. Bound in... (Item #2501)
Price: $2,250.00
Poems. William Allingham.
[Mattisse, Bonnard, Klee and others] VERVE. Nos. 5-6, 7 & 8
London: A. Zwemmer, 1939-1940. First edition. Large folios. Offered here is a small collection of three Verve, comprising No 5-6 in one volume, No. 7 and No. 8 in separate volumes (3 in all). No. 5-6 scarce and sought after number with superb cover by Aristided Maillol and lithographs by... (Item #377)
Price: $1,500.00
[Mattisse, Bonnard, Klee and others] VERVE. Nos. 5-6, 7 & 8. anon.
Zelinda; A Persian Tale
London: Whittaker, Treacher & Co. 1830. First edition. Bound in full contemporary wavy grain calf with bold gilt vine and blossom pattern on both covers and spine, beautiful crimson wavy silk endsheets. Inscribed by the author to his son, William Badnall. A fascinating and vanishingly scarce book of poetry by... (Item #1332)
Price: $1,500.00
Zelinda; A Persian Tale. Richard Badnall.
[Philosopher Press] A Strange Experiment
Wausau: Van Vechten & Ellis, The Philosopher Press, 1897. First edition. 12mo. Illustrated card wrappers. Exceedingly scarce true first title of the Philosopher Press, NOT IN RANSOM. Art Nouveau-style cover design by Gardner C. Teall. Importantly inscribed on first page by co-publisher Ellis to the owner of the book, famed... (Item #2953)
Price: $1,250.00
[Philosopher Press] A Strange Experiment. Laura Cooke Barker.
Marvelous Land of Oz
Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co, 1904. First edition. Original red cloth with pictorial cover stamped in sliver, black blue and green. Sixteen full page color plates by John R. Neil as well as many line drawings in the text throughout. 287pp. Illustrated endpapers. First edition, second binding state and... (Item #2511)
Price: $2,250.00
Marvelous Land of Oz. L. Frank Baum.
[Wiener Werkstatte] Die Sechzehnte Ehefreude: Eine Satire Auf Die Funfzehn Freuden Der Ehe [The 16th Joy of Marriage]
Wein: Dr. Rud. Ludwig, 1909. First edition thus. 12mo. Attractively bound by the Wiener Werkstatte with their stamp on front inner pastedown, in half parchment and marbled paper covered boards, gilt lettering on cover. #297 of 600 copies on Strathmore Japan. With frontispiece, title border and four text vignettes by... (Item #3593)
Price: $1,250.00
[Wiener Werkstatte] Die Sechzehnte Ehefreude: Eine Satire Auf Die Funfzehn Freuden Der Ehe [The 16th Joy of Marriage]. Franz Von Bayros.
[Beardsley, Aubrey] "La Dame aux Camelias," Printer's Proof
4 1/2 x 7 inches. Famous lithograph image of "La Dame aux Camelias," by Aubrey Beardsley. A framed and matted original printer's proof with remnants of Heritage Gallery on verso verifying as Printer's Proof from a representative of the British Museum. As well, stated at lower right of image, "there... (Item #3548)
Price: $1,250.00
[Beardsley, Aubrey] "La Dame aux Camelias," Printer's Proof. Aubrey Beardsley.


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