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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]
[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
[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)
[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
[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
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
[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."
[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 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.
[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- Original Boards] Illustrations for Landscape Scenery
London: S. and J. Fuller, 1821. First edition. Oblong octavo. Scarce original boards with printed cover label giving title, author and price. 24 superb full-page hand-colored engraved plates most interleaved with tissue, by Henry Alken. Corners a trifle worn, rubbed and marked, one small paper repair to blank leaf near... (Item #4340)
Price: $1,850.00
[Alken, Henry- Original Boards] Illustrations for Landscape Scenery. Henry Alken.
[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 Sporting Repository, containing Horse-Racing, Hunting, Coursing ... Pugilism
London: Thomas McLean, 1822. First edition. Three-quarters red morocco, cloth sides, all edges gilt. 9 x 5 3/4 inches (23 x 15 cm); viii, 540 pp., with 19 hand-colored aquatint plates after Henry Alken and James Barenger by G. and T. Hunt. Several plates with minor marginal restorations, one imprint... (Item #4373)
Price: $2,500.00
[Alken, Henry] The Sporting Repository, containing Horse-Racing, Hunting, Coursing ... Pugilism. 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.
[Baum, L. Frank- Illus. Harry Kennedy] The Army Alphabet
Chicago: George M. Hill Company, 1900. First edition. Folio size lap book. Original blue cloth spine, color pictorial paper covered boards showing soldier on steed on front cover, rear cover with another soldier on a horse, blowing a trumpet. Color illustrations every page by Kennedy, headed by hand-lettered (in the... (Item #4376)
Price: $1,850.00
[Baum, L. Frank- Illus. Harry Kennedy] The Army Alphabet. L. Frank Baum.
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.
[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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