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[Roycroft Press- Fine Binding] American Bible
East Aurora: The Roycrofters, 1912. First edition. Quarto. 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Original superb full brown crushed morocco with bold gilt-stamped lettering and designs on front cover and spine, dentelles with single rule by Roycroft binders, probably Frederick Kranz. Full-page double spread title page with elaborate border designs... (Item #3325)
Price: $1,850.00
[Roycroft Press- Fine Binding] American Bible. Alice Hubbard.
[Binding, Fine- Chivers, Cedric, Only 30 Copies Printed] The Sketchbook
London: George Newnes, 1902. First edition thus. Bound by Chivers in full maroon levant with exquisite front vellucent panels hand-painted with gold embellishment, gilt ruling both covers, and intricate gilt-ruled spine with floral detailsSigned in gilt pallet, rear dentelle, "Cedric Chivers, Bath, England." #15 of only 30 Copies, Signed by... (Item #2268)
Price: $2,500.00
[Binding, Fine- Chivers, Cedric, Only 30 Copies Printed] The Sketchbook. Washington Irving.
[Jugendstil- Insel Verlag] Des Luftschiffers
Leipzig: Insel, 1912. First edition. Original publishers illustrated beige cloth. Translates: "Almanac for sailors as they should be." With frontispiece and 15 plates according to drawings by Emil Preetorius, all colored. Colored illustrated original pens strip with head gold cut. One of 150 copies of the preferential edition with the... (Item #3612)
Price: $1,500.00
[Jugendstil- Insel Verlag] Des Luftschiffers. Jean Paul.
A Dictionary of the English Language
London: J. F. and Rivington, L. Davis, etc. 1785. Sixth Edition and the first authorized quarto edition. Two volumes. Thick quartos. Early three-quarter gilt calf, modern marbled paper covered boards. Half-title volume 1, no portrait. Very clean internally. Front cover of volume one splitting, else very good, tight contents. (Item #1266)
Price: $1,750.00
A Dictionary of the English Language. Samuel Johnson.
[Jugendstil] De Kluchtige Poes en Het Hondje
Amsterdam: Johannes Guijkens, [1838]. First edition. Oblong 12mo. Original printed laid card laid paper wrappers with hand-colored woodcut illustration on cover. 16 text pp. and 16 one-sided superb hand-colored plates. A scarce and popular early children's book, here provided in near unused condition, a remarkable find with tender spine completely... (Item #2674)
Price: $1,250.00
[Jugendstil] De Kluchtige Poes en Het Hondje. hand-colored Juvenile/Illustrated, J. F. L. Muller.
[Kadinsky, Wassily] Tendences Nouvelles No. 29, 1907
Paris: Organe Officiel Illustre de LíUnion International des des Beaux-Art, des Lettres, des Sciences et de líIndustrie, 1907. First edition. Original scarce number of this Parisian revue, pictorial covers, No. 29. pp. [523]-[554] This number includes 5 original woodcuts by Kandinsky. Roethel Reference: Der Rhein (The Rhine) 1903 printed in... (Item #4389)
Price: $2,500.00
[Kadinsky, Wassily] Tendences Nouvelles No. 29, 1907. Wassily Kadinsky.
Maman, Dis-Moi
Paris: Librairie Stock, Delamain et Boutelleau, 1927. First edition. Oblong quarto. Original superb color illustrated card wrappers and glassine wrapper. 16 stunning full-page color illustrations by Andree Karpeles (1885-1956), famed French painter and illustrator, student of Rene Menard and Lucien Simon. A Jewish painter living in India and France, her... (Item #1909)
Price: $1,500.00
Maman, Dis-Moi. germaine Karpees Illus. Montreuil-Strauss.
[Binding, Fine- Guild of Women Binders- Daniel Press] Odes, Sonnets & Lyrics of John Keats
Oxford: Daniel, 1895. First edition thus. Superbly bound by the Guild of Women Binders (with their printed binder's mark stamped on bottom of front free fly leaf) in full tan morocco with Art Nouveau long-stem stylized flower design on both covers, spine attractively and uniquely designed with gilt stamped long... (Item #4529)
Price: $2,250.00
[Binding, Fine- Guild of Women Binders- Daniel Press] Odes, Sonnets & Lyrics of John Keats. John Keats.
[Vale Press] The Poems of John Keats [together with] The Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley
London: Hacon and Ricketts, The Vale Press, 1898, 1901, 1902. First editions thus. Tall 8vo. Two separate titles, five total volumes (two Keats, three Shelley). A superb set of both Vale Press titles, sold here together, since bound similar, and obviously stored safely together by the same owner, as all... (Item #3497)
Price: $2,250.00
[Vale Press] The Poems of John Keats [together with] The Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley. John and Keats, sshe Shelley.
De Sauty] N by E
New York: Brewer & Warren, 1930. First edition. Special fine binding designed by Alfred de Sauty at the Lakeside Press and finished by A. W. Anson. Superb full black crushed morocco with Art Deco gilt design on both covers, N, S. E. W. in relief and with red onlays, gilt... (Item #3343)
Price: $1,850.00
De Sauty] N by E. Rockwell Kent.
[Roycroft Press- Bound by Pfister of New York) The Dipsy Chanty
East Aurora: Roycroft Press, 1899. First edition. Beautifully bound by Pfister, an accomplished turn-on-the-century bookbinder located in New York City ca. 1890-1910, in full dark blue crushed morocco with attractive gilt blossoms at each of the four corners with stippling and ruling on both covers, spine similar motifs, gilt dentelles... (Item #2975)
Price: $1,250.00
[Roycroft Press- Bound by Pfister of New York) The Dipsy Chanty. Rudyard Kipling.
Der Gartentraum. Neue Blemenmarchen
Koln: Schaffstein, 1911. First edition. Oblong folio. Original cloth-backed color pictorial paper covered boards, color illustrated endpapers. 16 exquisite full-page color illustrations by Ernst Kreidolf among his finest ever rendered. Many consider these illustrations to be Kreidolf's most innovative and certainly expressing his most creative interpretations in anthropomorphic design. All... (Item #2109)
Price: $1,250.00
Der Gartentraum. Neue Blemenmarchen. Ernst Kreidolf.
[Binding, Fine- Miss Florence Leicester] Essays of Elia (Large Paper)
London: David Stott, 1889. 12mo. Two Volumes. Attractive Arts & Crafts style binding by Miss Florence Leicester (inscribed in pencil at back of volume 1, "bound by Miss Florence Leicester) and signed in gilt pallet on rear dentelle: "19- F-M-L- 02, in crushed tan morocco with shamrock and petal design... (Item #3608)
Price: $1,750.00
[Binding, Fine- Miss Florence Leicester] Essays of Elia (Large Paper). Charles Lamb.
[Lawrence, Herbert M.] Original Printed Color Lithographed Poster for The Century October Number, 1895
Superb original printed color lithographed poster by Herbert Myron Lawrence for the October, 1895 Century Magazine, depicting a stylized sailboat in blue with a setting sun. Herbert Lawrence, (1861-1937), who established an art studio in San Francisco in the 1880ís, and, at the turn of the century, was known for... (Item #4396)
Price: $1,500.00
[Lawrence, Herbert M.] Original Printed Color Lithographed Poster for The Century October Number, 1895. Herbert M. Lawrence.
[Lefler, Heinrich] Kling Klang Gloria
Wien: Tempsky & Co. 1907. First edition. Oblong quarto. Color pictorial cloth backed paper covered boards, color illustrated endpapers. Full-page color illustrations on every other page, illsutrated title page, color cover, all by Heinrich Lefler. A classic in Jugendstil design. A fine copy, one of the nicest we have seen... (Item #4200)
Price: $1,500.00
[Lefler, Heinrich] Kling Klang Gloria. Heinrich Lefler.
Mozart, Zwolf Gedicthe
Wien: M. Munk, [1914]. Exquisite Wiener Werkstatte influence with 12 striking full page color illustrations by Heinrich Lefler. Original stiff card wrappers with oval cover insert pasted onto card wrappers. A near fine copy. (Item #376)
Price: $1,200.00
Mozart, Zwolf Gedicthe. Heinrich. Specht Lefler, Richard.
[Lefler, Heinrich] Rolandsknappen
Wien: Die Gesellschaft fur Vervielfaltigende Kunst, 1898. First edition. Elephant folio size (19 x 14 inches). Superb color cover illustration of three men in armor in highlighted silver and red-brown. With original 1897 announcement bound-in at front reproducing cover image. Illustrated throughout with full-page, large and small drawings, decorative borders... (Item #395)
Price: $1,850.00
[Lefler, Heinrich] Rolandsknappen. Heinrich Musaeus Lefler, I. K. A.
[Binding, Fine- Club Bindery] Medieval Art
London & New York: Duckworth and Co., & Charles Scribners. Superbly bound by The Club Bindery, in 1906, signed in gilt pallet on front dentelle, "The Club Binder, 1906." Bound in full rich crushed crimson morocco with covers divided into nine panels, and arabesque tools filling each of the corner... (Item #4516)
Price: $2,500.00
[Binding, Fine- Club Bindery] Medieval Art. W. R. Lethaby.
New Haven: Appledore Press, 1887. First edition. Only 50 Copies Printed, a wonderful Association Copy, inscribed by Linton to William Bell Scott, leading Pre-Raphaelite artist, poet, critic and closest friend to Dante Gabriel Rossetti... written in pencil on front free fly: "To my dear old friend/ W. B. Scott:/ W.J.... (Item #2037)
Price: $1,250.00
Love-Lore. W. J. Linton.
[A.L.S.] Longfellow to noted poet and journalist Charles Kent
4 pp. Cambridge, Apr. 29, 1880. 12mo. Neatly written letter from Longfellow to Charles Kent (1823-1902), well-known English poet, biographer and journalist, concerning a book written by Kent ("Corona Catholica), and others sent to Longfellow for which Kent had never heard back concerning Longfellow's receipt of the books. He writes... (Item #118)
Price: $1,750.00
[A.L.S.] Longfellow to noted poet and journalist Charles Kent. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
[Binding, Fine- W. H. Smith under Douglas Cockerell] The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
London: Henry Frowde, 1906. Attractively bound by W. H. Smith, noted British bookbinder, under the direction of Douglas Cockerell, in pebbled dark green morocco featuring a signature design of gilt leaves, flowers, and dots to the covers and spine. Light green marbled endpapers and gilt-tooled turn-ins. Signed by Smith, "WHS"... (Item #4414)
Price: $1,750.00
[Binding, Fine- W. H. Smith under Douglas Cockerell] The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Daphnis and Chloe
Paris: Societe Des Beaux Arts, [1896]. First edition. Limited to 20 Copies, 9 for America. This one lettered "B." Large, thick quarto. Superb dark green morocco with ornate inlaid morocco decorative covers, heavily gilt front and back covers as well as spine. Large ornately gilt inner dentelles with inlaid color... (Item #1912)
Price: $1,750.00
Daphnis and Chloe. Longus.
[Macdougall, W. B.- Original Art] Three Large Border Designs for Book of Ruth in Pen and Black Ink
Three large original pen and black ink elaborate border designs for Macdougall's celebrated, "The Book of Ruth," executed in 1896, heightened with white, traces of graphite, two signed lower right, one dated '96, on thick wove paper and artist's board, each sheet approx. 475 x 360 mm. (18 3/4 x.... (Item #3815)
Price: $2,250.00
[Macdougall, W. B.- Original Art] Three Large Border Designs for Book of Ruth in Pen and Black Ink. W. B. Macdougall, William Brown.
[Binding, Fine- Miss C. A. L. MaCrae] The Book of Ruth
London: J. M. Dent, 1896. First edition. Superbly bound in full tan Niger Morocco by C.A.L. MacRae (Tidcombe), featuring a sparing, but pleasing rectilinear ruled pattern on both covers with four squares formed at the corners and containing a stylized gilt blossom, raised bands with gilt rules, nice wide dentelles..... (Item #3589)
Price: $1,500.00
[Binding, Fine- Miss C. A. L. MaCrae] The Book of Ruth. William Brown MacDougall.
The Noble and Joyous Boke Entytled Le Morte D'Arthur
Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1934. First edition thus. Original publisher's full brick red pigskin with bold grain, gilt lettering on pine, superb marbled endpapers. #266 of 370 Copies on handmade paper, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Printed in red and black throughout with 22 woodcut illustrations from de Worde's 1498... (Item #2869)
Price: $1,750.00
The Noble and Joyous Boke Entytled Le Morte D'Arthur. Thomas Malory.

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