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[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.
[Housman, Laurence] Jump to Glory Jane
London: Swan, Sonnenschein and Co. 1892. First edition. Bound in contemporary full fine polished calf with concentric gilt-ruled borders on covers, five raise bands and gilt decorated panels, two morocco labels on spine. Extremely scarce LARGE PAPER COPY, LIMITED TO 100 COPIES, original vellum covers with ornate design by Laurence... (Item #2902)
Price: $2,250.00
[Housman, Laurence] Jump to Glory Jane. George Meredith.
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.
[Binding, Fine- Salesman's Dumm] Poetical Works of John Milton
Boston: R. H. Hinkley, [1908]. First edition. Salesman's Dummy comprising superb publisher's full pigskin binding with elaborate impressed designs and about 25 preliminary pages, with the remaining 200+ pages blank. Includes title page, selected pages as well as a dozen superb full-page illustrations by W. A. Dwiggins. A rare salesman's... (Item #2154)
Price: $1,250.00
[Binding, Fine- Salesman's Dumm] Poetical Works of John Milton. John Milton.
[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.
Milton, John- Paradise Lost and Paradise Regain'd]- The Baskerville Edition] Paradise Lost, A Poem, in Twelve Books [with] Paradise Regain'd, A Poem in Four Books]
London: Printed by John Baskervilee for J. & Ro Tonson, 1759. Two Volumes. Quartos. Very attractively bound in 19th Century full tree-calf with gilt decorated boards on covers and rather ornate spines with two morocco labels and intricate gilt-stamped designs involving bold perpendicular hatch marks, etc., marbled endsheets, side and... (Item #4223)
Price: $1,250.00
Milton, John- Paradise Lost and Paradise Regain'd]- The Baskerville Edition] Paradise Lost, A Poem, in Twelve Books [with] Paradise Regain'd, A Poem in Four Books]. 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.
[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.
[Morris, William- Proof Sheet with Original Decoration Drawn in Ink and White by William Morris
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. Kelmscott Press working proof sheet printed on one side only of laid paper for "Atalanta's Race," by William Morris, from "The Earthy Paradise," (1896), a single page with an intricate printed border surround and initial letter, with an original decoration drawn in ink and white by... (Item #3917)
Price: $1,250.00
[Morris, William- Proof Sheet with Original Decoration Drawn in Ink and White by William Morris. 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.
[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.
[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- 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.
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.
[Penfield, Edward] Striking Original Color Printed Color Poster for Harper's June, 1896
A wonderful printed color lithographed poster by Edward Penfield, leading illustrator and poster artist of the period, depicting a woman with yellow hat seated in a green rocking chair reading a book. The poster was printed in 1896, by Harper's Magazine. Sight size18 1/2" x 13 1/2",Frame 25" x 19... (Item #4394)
Price: $2,250.00
[Penfield, Edward] Striking Original Color Printed Color Poster for Harper's June, 1896. Edward Penfield.
[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.

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