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[Baskett Imprint- with Fore-edge Painting] The Book of Common Prayer... etc.
University of Oxford: Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, 1716. Sueprb 18th Century full black wavy grain calf with ornate gilt borders on both covers and spine. AEG. Together with The Whole Book of Psalms (as found) London, Stephen Gilbert, 1716. Printed in red and... (Item #3928)
Price: $2,250.00
[Baskett Imprint- with Fore-edge Painting] The Book of Common Prayer... etc.
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 gilt on... (Item #2327)
Price: $2,250.00
The Bible in Miniature, Or, A Concise History of the Old and New Testaments
[Binding, Fine- Early 17th Century Embroidered Binding] The Psalter or Psalmes of David [bound with] The Whole Booke of Psalmes
London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1615; 1628. 24mo. Superb contemporary embroidered binding, woven with braids of silver threads patterned on both covers and spine, over embroidered oink, yellow and blue flower petals, over calf boards, with gauffered edges. Binding worn and reapplied to boards, but original and contemporary... (Item #3913)
Price: $2,250.00
[Binding, Fine- Early 17th Century Embroidered Binding] The Psalter or Psalmes of David [bound with] The Whole Booke of Psalmes
[Binding, Fine- Riviere] Book-Lover's Almanac for the Year 1896
New York: Duprat & Co, The De Vinne Press, 1895. First edition. Superbly bound by Riviere in full chestnut brown crushed morocco with elegant Nouveau stylized gilt flower sprays, stems and leaves covering much of both covers, gilt stippling and ruling, similar motif on spine. Limited Edition of only 100... (Item #2506)
Price: $2,250.00
[Binding, Fine- Riviere] Book-Lover's Almanac for the Year 1896
[Copeland and Day- Fine Binding: 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," in 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
[Copeland and Day- Fine Binding: 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 fashion (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 (Wiliiam 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 frontispiec 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 (Wiliiam and Jacob, a Small Tale for Children)
[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
[Mosher Press- Original Printed Cover, Unused] The Book of Ecclesiastes
Offered here is an original folio size sheet (14 x 11 inches) on heavy coated beige paper for the cover of the Mosher Press book, The Book of Ecclesiastes. Mosher took the design from Lucien's Pissarro's decorative cover for "The Book of Ruth and Esther," published by the Eragny Press... (Item #3367)
Price: $1,250.00
[Mosher Press- Original Printed Cover, Unused] The Book of Ecclesiastes
[Stained Glass Watercolor Design] Set of Four Watercolor Designs for Stained Glass Windows from noted Lancaster Firm, "Abbott & Co."
Ca. 1890-1910. A fine set of four original watercolor designs for stained glass windows from the firm of Abbot & Co, St. Johns Studio, Lancaster and London, and likely the work of either Charles Elliot or Robert Ashmead. 1) "Design: 20375," A large, two-panel design featuring King David (10 1/2... (Item #4283)
Price: $2,250.00
[Stained Glass Watercolor Design] Set of Four Watercolor Designs for Stained Glass Windows from noted Lancaster Firm, "Abbott & Co."
[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 illustration 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
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.
[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 ("Marygold Binder") and bottom ("1908") of rear dentelles. Attractive Arts & Crafts design in gilt on both covers composed of broad gilt leaf... (Item #3572)
Price: $1,250.00
[Marygold Bindery] La Commedia. Dante Alighieri, trans Paget Toynbee.
[Alken, Henry] Illustrations for Landscape Scenery
London: S. and J. Fuller, 1821. First edition. Contemporary or publisherís boards, with printed label. 8 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches; title, 24 exquisite hand-colored engraved plates, most interleaved with tissue. Corners slightly worn, rubbed and marked. From the Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson. (Item #4279)
Price: $2,250.00
[Alken, Henry] Illustrations for Landscape Scenery. Henry Alken.
[Alken, Henry] The Beauties and Defects in the Figure of the Horse...
London: S. & J. Fuller, [1816]. First edition. ALKEN, HENRY The Beauties and Defects in the Figure of the Horse... London: S. & J. Fuller, [1816]. First edition. Original boards, rebacked. 10 x 7 inches (25 x 17 cm); engraved title, 18 hand-colored plates with accompanying text. Boards very rubbed, the... (Item #4280)
Price: $1,250.00
[Alken, Henry] The Beauties and Defects in the Figure of the Horse. Henry Alken.
[Alken, Henry] The National Sports of Great Britain
London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, Haymarket, 1825. Quarto size. Original red-brown cloth with superb embossed design pattern on both covers and spine, gilt lettering on cove.r 50 exqusite soft-ground etchings by and after Alken. Very occasional spotting or soiling, cloth expertly repaired at head and foot. Preserved in modern red... (Item #3873)
Price: $1,250.00
[Alken, Henry] The National Sports of Great Britain. Henry Alken.
[Alken, Henry- With Two Proof-State Illustrations] The Life of A Sportsman. By Nimrod.
London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1842. First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial blue cloth with gilt decorative urn-shaped vignette on cover with deers and horsemen, gilt spine (faded). The scarce first issue with 4 mounted plates, hand-coloured engraved additional title with vignettes, portrait and 34 superb hand-colored plates by Henry Alken, four of... (Item #3863)
Price: $1,250.00
[Alken, Henry- With Two Proof-State Illustrations] The Life of A Sportsman. By Nimrod. Apperley, Charles James.
[Arnoux, Guy- Illus] Tambours et Trompettes
Paris: Devambez, editeur. First edition. n.d. (ca. 1918). Huge folio (13 x 17 inches) suite of ten superbly colored full-page illustrations loose, as issued, and a full-color illustrated title page by note French illustrator Guy Arnoux. Original color pictorial folding covers with ribbon ties. Limited to 475 numbered copies (#218)... (Item #27)
Price: $2,500.00
[Arnoux, Guy- Illus] Tambours et Trompettes. Guy Illus Arnoux.
[Badnall, Richard] 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
[Badnall, Richard] Zelinda; A Persian Tale. Richard Badnall.
[Binding, Fine- Zaehnsdorf] A Heifer of the Dawn
London: James Parker and Co. 1904. First edition. Sumptuously bound by Zahensdorf in 1904, signed with gilt bookbinder's pallete on lower front dentelle: "Bound by Zaehnsdorf 1904," and further with the Zaehnsdorf "Exhibition" seal stamped into the lower portion of the rear silk pastedown. A magnificent period binding by Zaehnsdorf... (Item #2000)
Price: $2,250.00
[Binding, Fine- Zaehnsdorf] A Heifer of the Dawn. F. W. Bain.
[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.
The Emerald City of Oz
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, [1910]. First edition. Original light blue cloth with full-size color pictorial insert on cover depicting a number of the characters driving through the city in a toy donkey-drawn carriage. First edition, first state with light blue cloth, five titles on verso of ownership page, two-color endpapers... (Item #2568)
Price: $1,750.00
The Emerald City of Oz. L. Frank Baum.
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.
[Behrens, Peter] Feste Des Lebens Und der Kunst
Leipzig: Eugen Diederichs, 1900. First edition. Original exquisite pictorial paper covered boards with gold spine and gold highlighted cover design of stylized flowers in two planters extending all the way up the front cover on both sides, by Behrens. A gorgeous and delicately printed book typifying Behrens' genius, printed in... (Item #3635)
Price: $1,850.00
[Behrens, Peter] Feste Des Lebens Und der Kunst. Peter Behrens.


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