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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 gilt on... (Item #2327)
Price: $2,250.00
The Bible in Miniature, Or, A Concise History of the Old and New Testaments
[Binding, Fine- R. W. Smith Presentation] The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1864. First edition. Large, thick quarto, sumptuously bound in full, black crushed morocco, gilt lettering on spine with lavish full red morocco doublures surrounded by black morocco and the two intricately adorned with flowing gilt designs. On the front doublure, in gilt, is... (Item #3198)
Price: $2,500.00
[Binding, Fine- R. W. Smith Presentation] The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
[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] 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 colore images interchangably 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
Moveable] Frohliche 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] Frohliche 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
[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
[Wiener Werkstatte- Small Collection of Ephemera] Including the Rose Signet design by Kolo Moser and Josef Hoffmann, Voucher and Entrance Ticket to Exhibition.
Offered here is a scarce and thoroughly distinctive contemporary Wiener Werkstatte 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 Werkstatte- Small Collection of Ephemera] Including the Rose Signet design by Kolo Moser and Josef Hoffmann, Voucher and Entrance Ticket to Exhibition.
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.
[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 ("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.
[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.
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.
[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.
[Seidmann-Freud, Tom] David the Dreamer, His Book of Dreams
Boston: The Atlantick Monthly Press, 1922. First edition. Oblong quarto. Original fine green buckram cloth with color pictorial insert on front cover, bold gilt lettering and designs. 67pp. Pictorial endpapers. Cover insert, decorative title page and 10 superb full-page color plates by Tom Seidmann-Freud (martha Gertrude), widely considered one of... (Item #3377)
Price: $2,500.00
[Seidmann-Freud, Tom] David the Dreamer, His Book of Dreams. Ralph Bergengren.
[Beskow, Elsa] Hanschens Skifahrt
Munich: Georg W. Dietrich, [1908]. First edition. 4to. Original color pictorial paper covered boards, blue cloth spine. Olive green pictorial endpapers. Illustrated title, and first page and thirteen stunning full-page color illustrations by Elsa Beskow as well as half-page line drawings by Beskow throughout. One of Beskow's more alluring illustrated... (Item #2491)
Price: $1,250.00
[Beskow, Elsa] Hanschens Skifahrt. Elsa Beskow.
Fairy Tales: Sister Alenushka, Brother Ivanushka and White Duck
St. Petersburg: Expeditsii Zagotovlenya Gosudarstvennykh Bumag, 1903. First edition. Square 4to. Original color pictorial card wrappers. Eight exquisite chromolithographed illustrations (three full-page) by Ivan Bilibin, decorative borders printed in brown. Very good. (Item #2567)
Price: $1,150.00
Fairy Tales: Sister Alenushka, Brother Ivanushka and White Duck. Ivan Bilibin.


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