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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.
[Housman, Laurence- Rare Vellum Binding, 100 Copies, Signed by Publishers] Jump to Glory Jane
London: Swan, Sonnenschein & Co. 1892. First edition. Original publisher's full stiff vellum covers with superb gilt stamped pictorial covers by Laurence Housman. One of Only 100 Copies Thus, Signed in fountain pen on verso front free endpaper: "No. 67. Swan Sonnenschein, W7." TEG, others uncut. Eight superb full-page plates... (Item #3391)
Price: $2,250.00
[Housman, Laurence- Rare Vellum Binding, 100 Copies, Signed by Publishers] Jump to Glory Jane. George Meredith.
[Binding, Fine- Champs-Stroobants] La Chambre Bleue
Paris: L. Carteret et Cie, 1902. First edition. 4to. Bound by Champs-Stroobant in three-quarter medium blue smooth calf, spine gilt in six compartments, marbled sides, doublures and flyleaves. This is $87 out of 250 on Whatman handmade paper. Colored title page and 60 colored aquatints combined with text, INCLUDING 9... (Item #4507)
Price: $1,750.00
[Binding, Fine- Champs-Stroobants] La Chambre Bleue. Prosper Merimee.
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.
Minor Poems of John Milton
London: George Bell & Sons, 1898. First edition thus. Superbly bound by de Sauty (with gilt pallet front dentelle) in full maroon crushed morocco with gilt and blindstamped square motifs along a rectangular border on cover, thickly gilt panels on spine, gilt ruling on dentelles and edges of boards. Corners... (Item #2266)
Price: $1,850.00
Minor Poems 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.
[Burne-Jones, Edward- Clover Hill Portfolio] The Story of Cupid and Psyche
London & Cambridge: Clover Hill Editions, 1974. First edition. Folio. Complete set of proof sheets of the 44 wood-engravings. 100 portfolios were issued, numbered i to c, each containing a set of proofs of the 44 wood engravings. This portfolio is number liv. The rare and stunning set of forty-four... (Item #4483)
Price: $1,500.00
[Burne-Jones, Edward- Clover Hill Portfolio] The Story of Cupid and Psyche. William Morris.
[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.
[Van de Velde, Henry] Ecce Homo
Leipzig: Insel, 1908. First edition thus. Original publisher's parchment backed, gray paper covered boards with bold gold background leaving the title in relief. Famous double-spread title page in light brown by Van de Velde, as well as 8 vignettes and typography all by Van de Velde. Limited to 1250 Numbered... (Item #4368)
Price: $1,750.00
[Van de Velde, Henry] Ecce Homo. Friedrich Nietzsche.
[Binding, Fine- Birkenruth] La Reine Marie-Antoinette
Boussod: Valadon et Cie, Editeurs, 1890. Bound by Birkenruth in full maroon morocco with five raised bands to spine and decorative gilt tooling to front board and spine. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Bound by Johanna Birkenruth, with her stamp. A rather plain and unimpressive binding for... (Item #3576)
Price: $1,750.00
[Binding, Fine- Birkenruth] La Reine Marie-Antoinette. Pierre de Nolhac.
[Binding, Fine- M. B. S. Bird] Lyra Martyrum: The Poetry of the English Martyrs
London: Burns Oates and Washbourne, 1934. Finely bound by M.B.S. Bird (signed in rear dentelle), associated with Frank Garret and Douglas Cockerell (see Tidcombe), in superb Arts and Crafts style with a center "Cardinal hat" and leaf design, in full tan morocco, concentric ruled borders and large 'nail-head' gilt patterning..... (Item #3588)
Price: $1,250.00
[Binding, Fine- M. B. S. Bird] Lyra Martyrum: The Poetry of the English Martyrs. Sir John R. O'Connel.
[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.
[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.
[Bewick, Thomas- Large Paper] The Hermit of Warkworth
York: Printed and Sold by J. Catnach; Wilson and Spence, 1807. Second Edition, First Large Paper. Original or contemporary gray paper boards with later black calf spine with gilt lettering. The scarce Large Paper Copy of the second edition, printed one year after the first, of which only a few... (Item #4543)
Price: $1,250.00
[Bewick, Thomas- Large Paper] The Hermit of Warkworth. Thomas Percy.
[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.

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