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[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.
Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; With Critical Observations on Their Works
London: C. Bathurst, etc. 1781. Four Volumes. First Authorized and Separate Edition. Contemporary mottled calf, expertly recased. A near fine copy of this classic work by Johnson with occasional foxing, but overall a very clean, tight and attractive set. Portrait frontispiece of Johnson in Volume One is in the state... (Item #1121)
Price: $1,200.00
Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; With Critical Observations on Their Works. 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.
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.
[Eragny Press] Moralites Legendaires
London: Eragny Press, 1897-98. First edition. 2 volumes, similarly bound in publisher's color decorated paper covered boards, beige cloth spine, gilt lettering on cover. One of 220 copies, wood-engraved frontispiece, borders and initials by Lucien Pissarro. A rare title, and renowned for double spread titles, "Ophelia" and "Salome" in both... (Item #3649)
Price: $1,850.00
[Eragny Press] Moralites Legendaires. Jules Laforgue.
[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.
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.
Love-Lore
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.
[Elston Press- Rarity, Extra Fine Condition] Daphnis and Chloe
New Rochelle: The Elston Press, 1904. First edition. 4to. Original publishers stiff vellum with yapp edges, gilt title on spine, original olive green Kelmscott-style silk green ties (fully in tact). Only 160 Copies Printed. An extraordinarily fine copy, with no vellum warping, immaculate with absolutely no signs of wear. Apart... (Item #4255)
Price: $1,750.00
[Elston Press- Rarity, Extra Fine Condition] Daphnis and Chloe. Longus.
[Laurens, Paul-Albert] Leda ou La Louange des Bienheureuses Tenebres
Paris: Editions du Mercure de France, 1898. First edition. Original silver-lettered green wrappers. Number 319 on Verge D'Arches from a total of 600 Copies. Ten incomparable hand-colored in-text engraved Art Nouveau pictorial initials and tail-pieces by Paul-Albert Laurens, one of the central figures in Art Nouveau book illustration on the... (Item #2272)
Price: $2,500.00
[Laurens, Paul-Albert] Leda ou La Louange des Bienheureuses Tenebres. Pierre Louys.
[Gryphius Press] M. Annei Lucani De bello cvili libri decem
Lugundi: Apud Seb. Gryphium, 1539. First edition. 12mo. Superb full vellum boards, gilt rules cover and spine. 295pp. Superb woodcut vignette on title page and another at the very end. A historical treatise on the battle of Pharsalus (Greece, 48 B.C.). Colophon dated 1538. With curious pagination error (as called... (Item #3926)
Price: $2,250.00
[Gryphius Press] M. Annei Lucani De bello cvili libri decem. Lucain.
[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- Noulhac, with Signed Photo in Studio] inÈdite de la Comtesse de Sabran et du Chevalier de Boufflers, 1778-1788
Paris: E. Plon, 1875. Deuxieme Edition. Superbly bound by Noulhac in full black crushed morocco in Jansenist style, however with lavish and bold gilt-blocked spine containing six designs between each raised band, elaborately gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers on heavy stock. Included is a separate photograph (6 x 4") of Noulhac... (Item #3585)
Price: $2,250.00
[Binding, Fine- Noulhac, with Signed Photo in Studio] inÈdite de la Comtesse de Sabran et du Chevalier de Boufflers, 1778-1788. Magnieu, Prat, E. de, Henri.
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.
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 Aristide Maillol and lithographs by... (Item #377)
Price: $1,500.00
VERVE. Nos. 5-6, 7 & 8. Bonnard Mattisse, Klee.
[French Stunning Children's Book ]La Reine du Jardin (Queen of the Garden)
Paris: Societe Francaise d'Editions d'Art, 1900. Tall folio size. Wonderul color pictorially illustrated paper covered boards, blue cloth spine, silk white mauve endsheets. 23 pages. 36 x 27 cm. Five exquisite and remarkable colorful porchoir pages. Text in French. The story tells of the legend of a young girl who... (Item #4387)
Price: $1,500.00
[French Stunning Children's Book ]La Reine du Jardin (Queen of the Garden). L. Henry May, L. W. Hawkins.

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