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Preludes
London: Henry S. King & Co. 1875. First edition. Original publisher's superb gilt-blocked illustrated cloth (green), gilt spine. Alice Meynell's first book; celebrated poet, essayist and art critic, this her book with illustrations also by Alice as well as her sister Elizabeth. A fine copy of a book an important... (Item #2167)
Price: $1,500.00
Preludes. Alice Meynell, A. C. Thompson.
The Poets of the Nineteenth Century
London: George Routledge & Sons, Farringdon Street, 1857. First edition. Superb Art Nouveau binding by T. Hatchard (signed in front turn-in) in full pebbled dark green morocco with elegant gilt-stamped and heavy gilt stippling on both covers and spine consisting of long flowing stems and stylized petals and blossoms. Spine... (Item #1979)
Price: $2,400.00
The Poets of the Nineteenth Century. Hughes Millais, Robert Aris, etc. Willmott, Tenniel.
[Burne-Jones, Edward- Fore-Edge Painting] Poetical Works of John Milton
London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1908. Original decorative vellum spine, cloth boards. With a superb vertical fore-edge painting by Martin Frost after Edward Burne-Jones famous painting, "The Golden Stair." Monogrammed by Frost, premier fore-edge painter, with his authenticity ticket tipped in. (Item #4405)
Price: $1,750.00
[Burne-Jones, Edward- Fore-Edge Painting] Poetical Works of John Milton. John Milton.
[More, Hannah- Rarity] Coelebs in Search of Wife
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1808. First edition. Two volumes. 12mo. Contemporary half red polished goatskin, marbled boards, gilt ruling on covers, multiple gilt-ruled bands on spine, lettering and floret, marbled endsheets, side and bottom edges tinted light yellow. Elizabeth Arabella Barry's copy, with her signature and address on... (Item #3907)
Price: $1,750.00
[More, Hannah- Rarity] Coelebs in Search of Wife. Hannah More.
A Pre-Raphaelite Aeneid
Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1934. First edition. #6 of 150 Copies. PRESENTATION COPY FROM ESTELLE DOHENY TO MAY MORRIS, daughter of William Morris, only four years prior to her (Morris') death. Original parchment backed paper covered boards. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Dear Miss Morris: This monograph written by... (Item #2048)
Price: $2,250.00
A Pre-Raphaelite Aeneid. May- Presentation Copy Morris, Anna Cos Brinton, Estelle Doheny.
[Morris & Co..] William Morris Wallpaper, A Large Roll. "Marigold" Pattern
Offered here is a large roll of original unused Morris and Company wallpaper bearing the marks, "Morris & Co," in repeating fashion, on the outer edge of the print. This is the renowned "MARIGOLD" pattern, first designed by WIlliam Morris in 1875, and this rare example probably dates to turn... (Item #4210)
Price: $1,250.00
[Morris & Co..] William Morris Wallpaper, A Large Roll. "Marigold" Pattern. William Morris.
[Vienna Secession- Moser, Kolomon, Josef Hoffman, Carl Otto Czeschka etc.] Jung Wien. Ergebnisse aus der Wiener Kunstgewerbe-Schule (translated: "Young Vienna. Results from the Viennese School of Arts and Crafts)
Darmstadt: Alexander Koch, [1907]. 4to. Original brilliant white fine cloth covers with bold central design element containing Jugendstil typeface lettering in relief on front cover, ochre laid paper endsheets. Numerous illustrations of Viennese Secession designs by disciples of Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Carl Otto Czeschka and others, among them Carl... (Item #3734)
Price: $2,500.00
[Vienna Secession- Moser, Kolomon, Josef Hoffman, Carl Otto Czeschka etc.] Jung Wien. Ergebnisse aus der Wiener Kunstgewerbe-Schule (translated: "Young Vienna. Results from the Viennese School of Arts and Crafts). Kolomon Moser, Carl Otto Czeschka etc, Josef Hoffman.
Sketches on the Intrinsic Strength, Military and Naval Force of Russia and France. With Remarks on their present Connexion, Political Influence and Future Projects
Hague: unknown, possibly London, 1803. First edition. Quarto. Half calf, vellum corners, marbled paper covered boards. Part I [all that was published]. 182pp, 6pp. postcript; "The Second Part of these Sketches, 12pp. Tall copy with wide margins, exceedingly scarce and precocious treatise on threat of Napoleon and the intricacies and... (Item #956)
Price: $2,250.00
Sketches on the Intrinsic Strength, Military and Naval Force of Russia and France. With Remarks on their present Connexion, Political Influence and Future Projects. Napoleana.
[Nesbit, E- Association Copy] A Pomander of Verse, Presentation Copy
London: John Lane at the Bodley Head, 1895. First edition. Original superb tan cloth with exquisite cover illustration stamped in gold by Laurence Housman. Housman also contributes half-page woodcut illustration on title page and vignettes in the book. "Olindo Malagodi, from E. Nesbit," written boldly on front free fly. Superb... (Item #3650)
Price: $2,250.00
[Nesbit, E- Association Copy] A Pomander of Verse, Presentation Copy. E. Nesbit.
[Humphreys, Noel Illus. The Parables of Our Lord
London: Longman & Company, 1847. First edition. 12mo. Superbly bound in full black impressed morocco binding over beveled boards 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... (Item #1267)
Price: $2,250.00
[Humphreys, Noel Illus. The Parables of Our Lord. Noel Humphreys Illus.
[Oakley, Violet, Folio, Proof Copy] Law Triumphant Containing the Opening of the Book of the Law [Proof Copy] Exceedingly Scarce, full blue leather, Ltd. Signed
Philadelphia: Privately Printed by Violet Oakely, 1932. Advance Proof Copy. Bound (i.e. not folding boards as in trade edition) in full aquamarine blue crushed leather with blindstamped designs and bold gilt lettering and vignettes on cover. Glossy gold endsheets. The scarce Advance Proof Issue, Signed by Violet Oakley and printed... (Item #1236)
Price: $2,500.00
[Oakley, Violet, Folio, Proof Copy] Law Triumphant Containing the Opening of the Book of the Law [Proof Copy] Exceedingly Scarce, full blue leather, Ltd. Signed. Violet Oakley, Proof Copy, Folio.
[Oakley, Violet] Law Triumphant Containing the Opeing of the Book of Law
Philadelphia: Privately Printed by Violet Oakley, 1932. First edition. Huge folio, 16 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches, full red-brown leather, blindstamped and lettered in bright gold on cover, by Alfred Smith and Company (Philadelphia) with two metal closing clasps. Contains, as printed, on bound volume with buckram spine, thick card... (Item #1235)
Price: $2,250.00
[Oakley, Violet] Law Triumphant Containing the Opeing of the Book of Law. Violet Oakley, Signed, Limited, Full Leather.
[Oakley, Violet- two Original Photographs] Violet Oakley's Studio With Autograph Inscriptions on Back by Violet Oakley
Philadelphia: not published, ca. 1900. Offered here are two original photographs, most likely taken by either herself, Jessie Willcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green or Edith Emerson. One, of her close friend and fellow painter Ellen Wetherald Ahrens, and the other of both Violet Oakley and the other of both Violet... (Item #1197)
Price: $2,500.00
[Oakley, Violet- two Original Photographs] Violet Oakley's Studio With Autograph Inscriptions on Back by Violet Oakley. Violet Oakley.
[Pellar, Hanns] Der Kleine Konig
Munchen: George W. Dietrich, [1909]. First edition. Oblong quarto. Superb original color pictorial paper covered boards, heightened in gold. A fairytale, with twelve famous pictures by Hanns Pellar of Fritz v. Ostini's wonderful story. "One of the finest and most original children's books of Jugendstil" (Seebafl II, p. 254). -... (Item #3624)
Price: $1,500.00
[Pellar, Hanns] Der Kleine Konig. Fritz von Ostini, Hanns Pellar.
The Golden Treasury; Second Series
London: Macmillan and Co. 1904. 12mo. Superb intricate and finely tooled binding by RAMAGE on full olive green crushed morocco with central wheel pattern with spokes ending in stylized blossoms, florets and stipples covering nearly the entire surface of the book, both covers and spine. Large inner dentelles with different... (Item #1918)
Price: $2,200.00
The Golden Treasury; Second Series. Francis T. Palgrave.
The Knave of Hearts
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition. Square folio size. Original full-size color cover insert, black cloth. Illustrated color endpapers, exquisite full page color plates throughout, by Maxfield Parrish. Universally considered one of the greatest children's colorplate books printed in America. An amazing feat of color illustration and book... (Item #2514)
Price: $2,250.00
The Knave of Hearts. Maxfield Parrish, Louise Saunders.
[Paschetto, Paul] The Twenty-third Psalm
Rome: Privately Printed, 1927. First edition thus. Unpaginated. Nine original woodcut illustrations by Paulo Paschetto tipped in.. (Folio) 39x33.5 cm (15ºx13º") original full pictorial vellum with image of the Christ carrying a lamb upon his shoulders. No. 5 of 100 copies. Signed by the author at the limitation statement; each... (Item #2542)
Price: $2,250.00
[Paschetto, Paul] The Twenty-third Psalm. Paul Paschetto.
[Patmore, Coventry- Association Copy- Emily Honoria Patmore's Copy] Angel in the House
London and Cambridge: Macmillan, 1863. First edition. Two volumes. Bound in full dark green wavy grain morocco with gilt ruled designs on cover, elaborately gilt spines. The first complete edition. ASSOCIATION COPY, each volume with ownership initials "E.P. | 4th Octr, 1864." Emily Honoria Patmore's Copy of the book in... (Item #3673)
Price: $1,250.00
[Patmore, Coventry- Association Copy- Emily Honoria Patmore's Copy] Angel in the House. Coventry Patmore.
The Unknown Eros and Other Odes. Odes I-XXXI
London: George Bell and Sons, 1877. First edition. The rare 1877 first edition sumptuously bound by Tout in full crushed brown morocco, five raised bands with gilt lettering on spine and attractive gilt acorn border design dentelles, attractive brightly colored marbled and glossy endpapers, all edges gilt, side edges trimmed... (Item #1330)
Price: $1,250.00
The Unknown Eros and Other Odes. Odes I-XXXI. Coventry Patmore.
[Rogers, Bruce] The Glory of New York
New York: William E. Rudge, 1926. First edition. Large folio. Original fine-weave blue-gray cloth with bold gilt sky at top, revealing New York Skyline in negative space, gilt lettering and ruling on cover. (16pp), 24 pages each numbered and each containing exquisite full-page color illustration (on top 1/3 of page)... (Item #2085)
Price: $1,250.00
[Rogers, Bruce] The Glory of New York. Joseph Pennell.
[Binding, Fine- Guild of Women Binders, Unsigned] Paolo & Francesca
London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1900. Ninth Edition. Superb full calf binding, undoubtedly by the Guild of Women Binders, and having come from a collection of books bound by the Guild, though unsigned as often found with Guild binders. Attractive center oval blindstamped and gilt-ruled and stippled design on... (Item #2147)
Price: $1,850.00
[Binding, Fine- Guild of Women Binders, Unsigned] Paolo & Francesca. Stephen Phillips.
[Binding, Fine- Miss Marshall and Edith Gedye] Paolo & Francesca
London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1900. First edition thus. Superbly bound by Miss M. Marshall and Edith J. Gedye in full tan polished calf with all-over stylized gilt vine and blossom pattern surrounded by concentric rectangular gilt ruling and stippled solid spheres on both covers, five raised bands with... (Item #3396)
Price: $2,500.00
[Binding, Fine- Miss Marshall and Edith Gedye] Paolo & Francesca. Stephen Phillips.
[Potter, Beatrix] The Pie & the Patty-Pan
London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co. 1905. First edition. Original maroon paper covered boards with color cover insert of cat, lettering on cover and white impressed in white. Ten superb color plates by Potter. Corners slightly bumped, occasional very sight soiling, else very good, clean and tight copy... (Item #2325)
Price: $1,250.00
[Potter, Beatrix] The Pie & the Patty-Pan. Beatrix Potter.
[Potter, Beatrix] The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
London: Frederick Warne and Co. 1904. First edition. First Issue. Original gray paper covered boards with central color pictorial oval insert on cover, lettering in dark green on cover and spine. Color pictorial endpapers, frontispiece and 26 full-page color illustrations by Potter. Has both first edition, first issue points: "muffatees"... (Item #2966)
Price: $1,500.00
[Potter, Beatrix] The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. Beatrix Potter.
[Prang Printing] Baby's Lullaby Book. Mother Songs
Boston: Prang & Company, 1888. First edition. Folio. Silk over boards stamped in brown, silver, pink and green design. 16 delightful full-color plates by W.L. Taylor. In scarce original printed dust jacket. These illustrations are truly marvelous, and the entire production is of very high quality, typical of Prang publishing... (Item #15)
Price: $1,850.00
[Prang Printing] Baby's Lullaby Book. Mother Songs. Charles Stuart Pratt.

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