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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
[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
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
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.
Favles de Isop, Filosof Moral Preclarissim, Y de Altres Famosos Autors
Barcelona: Joseph Altes, [1760]. Bound in period full limp vellum. Bordered title page and over 150 superb half-page woodcut illustrations. 351pp with 9 pages printed notes at end. An exceedingly scarce Aesop, with only 3 copies located in OCLC. Bookplate of Sir John Haybarts of Smithfield & Haystoun. Leather ties... (Item #2488)
Price: $1,750.00
Favles de Isop, Filosof Moral Preclarissim, Y de Altres Famosos Autors. 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.
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.
[Arnoux, Guy] 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] Tambours et Trompettes. Guy Arnoux.
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.
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.
Poems
London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1846. First edition. Bound in wavy green calf, morocco onlays on spine, marbled endpapers. 165pp. All edges nicely marbled. Spine has been rebacked retaining a large part of the original binding, but leaving some unfilled spaces. An interesting presentation appears on the front free fly... (Item #2232)
Price: $2,250.00
Poems. Bronte Sisters, Currer Bell, Ellis, Acton.
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.
Marya Morevna
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. Slight speckling to some illustrations, else very good. (Item #2565)
Price: $1,250.00
Marya Morevna. Ivan Bilibin.
The Poetical Works of the Ettrick Shepherd
London: Blackie & Son, 1840. Volume 5. Superb, early binding by Cedric Chivers with hand-painted "CC" monogram with strapwork design, in blue, on front vellum doublure. A striking 'fish scale' design on full blue morocco binding on both covers comprising stipple patterned semi-circles with one central large gilt dot on... (Item #1887)
Price: $1,850.00
The Poetical Works of the Ettrick Shepherd. Fine- Chivers. Hogg Binding, James.
The Shipwreck
London: Printed for William Miller by T. Bensley, 1804. Full polished calf with ornate and deeply tooled blindstamped floral, leaf and bloom motif on front cover, rear cover with similar motif, but only five devices. An unsigned Guild binding, but unarguably Guild of Women Binders and coming together from collection... (Item #1256)
Price: $1,750.00
The Shipwreck. Fine- Guild of Women Binders Binding, William Falconer.
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
Book-Lover's Almanac for the Year 1896. Fine- Riviere Binding.
The Parables of Our Lord
London: Longman & Company, 1847. First edition. 12mo. Superbly bound in full black impressed binding by Hayday. 31 chromolithographed full-page illustrations, chromo title page, text, borders and initials all by Noel Humphreys. A monumental production of this most notable and sought-after early Victorian landmark in book binding and color production... (Item #1267)
Price: $2,250.00
The Parables of Our Lord. Papier MachÈ Binding, Noel Humphreys.
[Binding, Fine- Dudley and Hodge, Bound for Copeland and Day by ] Esther and the Love Sonnets of Proteus
Boston: Copeland and Day, 1895. First edition. Specially and exquisitely bound by Dudley and Hodge for Copeland and Day in full crimson crushed morocco with all-over parallel gilt-stippled lines interrupted by leaf and blossom pattern on both covers and spine, attractive gilt dentelles. Gilt rules along edges of morocco boards... (Item #3393)
Price: $2,250.00
[Binding, Fine- Dudley and Hodge, Bound for Copeland and Day by ] Esther and the Love Sonnets of Proteus. Wilfrid Scawen Blunt.
[Borglum, Gutzon] Exhibition of Sculpture- Signed by Borglum
New York: De Vinne Press for Gutzon Borglum, 1914. First edition. Beautifully bound in Roycroft Bindery style in three-quarter brown crushed morocco with back ruling and gilt dots, elaborate Roycroft-style signature spine. The rare exhibition monograph, signed by the famed sculptor below his photograph on p. 41: "Sincerely yours, Gutzon... (Item #2931)
Price: $1,750.00
[Borglum, Gutzon] Exhibition of Sculpture- Signed by Borglum. Gutzon Borglum.


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