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[Raffalovich, Marc Andre] Autograph Letter Signed
Petersfield, Hants: January 25, 1929. 2pp. on one sheet. 9 Whitehouse Terrace, Edinburgh stationary, but actually sent from Petersfield. A fascinating two-page letter to "Mr. Burdett," Osbert Burdett (1885-1936) English author, saying, "I telephoned to Fr. Gray [John Gray] you were pleased to have had "The Long Road" and he... (Item #2878)
Price: $2,250.00
[Raffalovich, Marc Andre] Autograph Letter Signed. Marc Andre Raffalovich.
[Ackermann Publication] Gamonia: or, the Art of Preserving Game; and an improved method of making Plantations and Covers...
London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. First edition. Original publishers olive green pebbled full morocco binding with bold gilt strapwork design borders on both covers, gilt lettering on spine. Half-title, tissue guards (inlcl.frontis.), and errata slip at end, all present. 15 finely hand-coloured aquatint plates by J.T.Rawlins heightened with gum arabic. The..... (Item #3883)
Price: $1,500.00
[Ackermann Publication] Gamonia: or, the Art of Preserving Game; and an improved method of making Plantations and Covers. Rawstorne, Lawrence.
[Rhead, Louis] Original Printed Color Poster for the Century Magazine, Christmas Number, 1894
Stunning original printed color lithographed poster by Louis Rhead for The Century Magazine Christmas Number (1894), depicting the profile of an Art Nouveau stylized woman holding a peacock on a platter while wearing a matching pattern dress. Printed by The Century Co. Sight size 19" x 13",Frame 25" x 19... (Item #4392)
Price: $1,725.00
[Rhead, Louis] Original Printed Color Poster for the Century Magazine, Christmas Number, 1894. Louis Rhead.
[Ricketts, Charles- Fabulous Association Copy] Poems Dramatic and Lyrical
London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893. First edition. Original green cloth with elaborate all-over gilt-stamped design on both covers and spine, by Ricketts. A marvelous Association Copy, INSCRIBED BY RICKETTS ON FRONT FREE FLY TO VIVIAN FORBES (1891-1937), English soldier, painter and poet in the early 20th century, known... (Item #4247)
Price: $1,850.00
[Ricketts, Charles- Fabulous Association Copy] Poems Dramatic and Lyrical. Charles Ricketts, Lord de Tabley.
[Ricketts, Charles- Proof for Copeland and Day Trial Bookplate] "Copeland & Day, LXIX, Cornhill, Boston" Printed Design On proof Paper
Exceedingly Scarce (see below) A superb original printed proof trial (6 x 4 1/2") by Charles Ricketts for Copeland & Day bookplate, with superb illustrative design of garbed woman bending over to place a flower or pick a flower. .The bookplate is extremely scarce, especially the cream paper variant in... (Item #3775)
Price: $1,250.00
[Ricketts, Charles- Proof for Copeland and Day Trial Bookplate] "Copeland & Day, LXIX, Cornhill, Boston" Printed Design On proof Paper. Charles Ricketts.
[Wyeth, N. C. Trending into Maine [Ltd., Signed N. C. Wyeth in glassine and slipcase]
Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1938. First edition. Limited to 1075 Numbered and Signed Copies (#837), Signed by both Roberts and Wyeth. Original light blue slipcase with printed label, original glassine dust wrapper. Color illustrated endpapers and 15 gorgeous color plates by N. C. Wyeth. This copy lacks extra suite... (Item #1143)
Price: $1,250.00
[Wyeth, N. C. Trending into Maine [Ltd., Signed N. C. Wyeth in glassine and slipcase]. Kenneth Roberts.
Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe, Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati and Reading Societies
Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech and T Cadell, and W. Davies, 1797. First edition. Original gray paper covered boards, white paper spine. Excessively rare first edition of of the first and most elaborate treatise aimed at exposing the excesses and scandals of Free Masons, especially laying claim to the workings... (Item #2323)
Price: $2,250.00
Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe, Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati and Reading Societies. John Robison.
[Roosevelt, Theodore] The Winning of the West
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1900. 8vo. 4 volumes. Original publishers two-toned fine cloth (green with brown quarter spine), gilt ruling to covers, gilt lettering on spine. This is the rare "Alleghany Edition" (according to Howe, the best edition), with five maps, versus four maps found... (Item #4403)
Price: $2,250.00
[Roosevelt, Theodore] The Winning of the West. Theodore Roosevelt.
[Rossetti, Dante Gabriel- ALS] Important Autograph Letter Signed to Aldam Heaton, Patron, Regarding the Painting "Silence,"
3pp. Trowan Farm, Crieff, 10 Sept., 1872. A significant, unpublished letter, written by Rossetti to J. Aldam Heaton, one of Rossettiís most important patrons, discussing the painting "Silence," and requesting six large proofs of photos of the work. "The drawing was, as you know, sold during my absence, and, (as... (Item #4408)
Price: $2,500.00
[Rossetti, Dante Gabriel- ALS] Important Autograph Letter Signed to Aldam Heaton, Patron, Regarding the Painting "Silence," Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
The City of Tagaste
East Aurora: Roycrofters, [1900]. First edition. 4to. Original publishers three-quarter red-brown crushed morocco, marbled boards and matching endpapers, rebacked wth original spine laid down. No 1 of 50 Copies, Specially hand-illumined on Imperial Japan Vellum, signed by the illuminator, Edith Andrews as well as Hubbard and signed by Hubbard with... (Item #2857)
Price: $1,250.00
The City of Tagaste. Roycroft Press, Elbert Hubbard.
[Rudnicki, Leon- French Art Nouveau] L'Annee Chretienne, 1899
Paris: Charles Delagrave, 1899. First edition. 4to. Original color pictorial paper covered boards with exquisite Art Nouveau illustation (lithographic) in colors including gilt and bronzing, illustration wraps around to fill back cover. Contains twelve exquisite full page individual color plates by Rudnicki, housed in a gold textured paper frame open... (Item #2983)
Price: $1,850.00
[Rudnicki, Leon- French Art Nouveau] L'Annee Chretienne, 1899. Leon Rudnicki.
[WWI Childrens Classic- Exceedingly Scarce] En Guerre!
Paris: Berger-Levrault, [1914]. First edition. Oblong quarto. Original supeb color pictorial paper covered boards with picture of child riding a sytlized horse on a sagging platform, with large volumnuous white clouds and blue sky in background. This is the extremely rare children's book written and illustrated by Charlotte Schaller with... (Item #3783)
Price: $1,750.00
[WWI Childrens Classic- Exceedingly Scarce] En Guerre! Charlotte Schaller, Mouillot.
[Schoff, Otto- 30 Copies, Signed] M‰dchenfreundschaft, 10 Radierungen von Otto Schoff (Girl's Friendship; 10 Engravings by Otto Schoff)
Berlin: Fritz Gurlitt, ca. 1920. First edition. Folio. One of Only 30 Copies, signed in plates by Schoff. Original linen backed, gray paper covered boards with stylized lettering and vignette in blue on cover. With original three-part closing folder (attached on one side, as issued), containing 10 original lithographs on... (Item #3911)
Price: $1,500.00
[Schoff, Otto- 30 Copies, Signed] M‰dchenfreundschaft, 10 Radierungen von Otto Schoff (Girl's Friendship; 10 Engravings by Otto Schoff). Otto Schoff.
[Binding, Fine- Scottish Guild] Beauties of Sir Walter Scott Being a Selection From his Writings and Life
London: Robert Cadell, 1850. Sixth Edition. 12mo. A Full brown polished calf with black embossed background leaving floral patterns in squares in positive relief, gilt ruling on covers, spine, dentelles and ends of boards. Engraved title-page and frontispiece. Binding possibly the work of the Scottish Arts & Crafts Guild. Near fine. (Item #2129)
Price: $1,250.00
[Binding, Fine- Scottish Guild] Beauties of Sir Walter Scott Being a Selection From his Writings and Life. Sir Walter Scott.
[Presentation Copy with Holograph Edits by the Author] The Year of the World; A Philosophical Poem on "Redemption from the Fall."
London: William Tait, 1846. First edition. Original drab boards, darker brown spine. Half-title present. With original five wood-engraved illustrations by Scott in delicate, Pre-Raphaelite style. Presentation copy to John P. Young. Signed by Scott on half-title: "John P. Young, 35 Elswick Row, Newcastle." With long holograph note by "T.H.," 1907... (Item #4056)
Price: $1,250.00
[Presentation Copy with Holograph Edits by the Author] The Year of the World; A Philosophical Poem on "Redemption from the Fall." William Bell Scott.
[Seidmann-Freud, Tom] Das Wunderhaus
Berlin: Herbert Stuffer, 1929. 6-10 Thousand. Original color pictorial paper covered boards, blue cloth spine. Eight superb color moveable, transforming or otherwise magical full-page plates, including, turn tabs on title page; a color card which can be laid over the illustration, blocking out some of the image and extending other... (Item #3376)
Price: $1,850.00
[Seidmann-Freud, Tom] Das Wunderhaus. Freud Seidmann.
[Seidmann-Freud, Tom] Das Zauberboot [Moveable]
Berlin: Herbert Stuffer, 1929. First edition. Original color pictorial paper covered boards. Famed for its innovative illustration and composition, "The Magic Boat" has become a classic and sought after early 20th Century Illustrated Children's Book. Fully illustrated in color throughout with four pull-tabs on two separate double-moveable color illustrated devices... (Item #1253)
Price: $1,750.00
[Seidmann-Freud, Tom] Das Zauberboot [Moveable]. Tom Seidmann-Freud, Martha Gertrud.
[Binding, Fine- Arts & Crafts] The Sonnets
Birmingham: Birmingham Guild of Handicraft, 1895. Large 8vo. (8.7 x 7 inches). A provocative and decidedly Arts and Crafts full brown morocco binding with attractive gilt-stamped multiple convex spaces filled with thick dots, rose at each corner with leaf designs and a striking central block of six gilt rectangles getting... (Item #3610)
Price: $1,500.00
[Binding, Fine- Arts & Crafts] The Sonnets. William Shakespeare.
[Binding, Fine- Cockerell, Douglas for W. H. Smith Bindery] The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1905. Thick octavo. Bound in dark green morocco by the W.H. Smith bindery under Douglas Cockerell, featuring a subtle but signature Cockerell design in blind and gilt consisting of triple leaf motifs, connected to bands across spine, and multiple solid gilt dots on both... (Item #3905)
Price: $1,400.00
[Binding, Fine- Cockerell, Douglas for W. H. Smith Bindery] The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Shelley, sshe.
[Binding, Fine- Alice Shepherd] Charles I
London, Paris and Edinburgh: Goupil & Co. 1898. First edition. Tall, thick quarto. (10.5" x 13") Superbly bound in full light brown modeled calf by Alice Shepherd (her initials tooled in the design, lower left of front cover), exquisitely tooled and modeled using rectilinear framing motif wiith central crown and... (Item #3903)
Price: $2,250.00
[Binding, Fine- Alice Shepherd] Charles I. Sir John Skelton.
A Child's Garden of Verses [Rare First Edition, First Issue, Fine, Jessie Willcox Smith]
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. First edition. Original black cloth with color pictorial insert on cover, gilt lettering on spine, color pictorial endpapers. Color illustrated title page, 12 full page color plates, tissue guarded, with captions, line drawings throughout, all by Jessie Willcox Smith. Arguably her finest and most... (Item #1160)
Price: $1,500.00
A Child's Garden of Verses [Rare First Edition, First Issue, Fine, Jessie Willcox Smith]. J. W. Stevenson Smith, Robert Louis.
[Smith, Jessie Willcox- Original Presentation Pen and Ink Drawing and Inscription] "The Junior Forum"
Offered here is an original presentation pen and ink drawing meausuring 4 x 6 inches (image size), matted and framed (14 x 16"), executed by Jessie Willcox Smith, depicting a young child draped with only a "1931" banner and carrying a standard with a banner entitled, "The Junior Forum." Below... (Item #4254)
Price: $2,250.00
[Smith, Jessie Willcox- Original Presentation Pen and Ink Drawing and Inscription] "The Junior Forum" Jessie Willcox Smith.
[Smith, Jessie Willcox] Autograph Letter Signed to a Fan
Superb two-page autograph letter signed from Jessie Willcox Smith to a Marion Deane, written on large folded sheet on Smith's letterhead shatiionary (printed in blue ink: Cogshill, Allen Lane, Philadelphia). A colorful letter to a fan requesting an autograph, dated April 19th, 1925, at the end. "My dear Marion Deane-... (Item #4240)
Price: $1,750.00
[Smith, Jessie Willcox] Autograph Letter Signed to a Fan. Jessie Willcox Smith.
American Art by American Artists. One Hundred Masterpieces representing the best work in pen-and-ink and in color of Twenty-seven Celebrated American Artists
New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1914. First edition. Oblong, immense folio (30 x 35 cm). Original dark blue cloth over boards with cover label, bound with two 'metal posts' at spine (as issued) in order to hold in the 100 leaves printed on thick, glossy paper. This exceedingly scarce... (Item #80)
Price: $2,250.00
American Art by American Artists. One Hundred Masterpieces representing the best work in pen-and-ink and in color of Twenty-seven Celebrated American Artists. Jessie Willcox and many others Illustrators Smith.
[Smith, Jessie Willcox] Autograph Letter Signed
Four pages. "Cogslea," Mar. 26th. n.d. (ca. 1915). Interesting letter to a Mrs. Ingersoll, possibly Frances E. Ingersoll, a fellow illustrator who had some illustrations in a St. Nicholas issue in 1913. Smith writes, "My Dear Miss Ingersoll, I received the enclosed yesterday from "The Century." Am so sorry-- Don't... (Item #1268)
Price: $2,500.00
[Smith, Jessie Willcox] Autograph Letter Signed. Jessie Willcox- ALS Smith.

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