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[Wyeth, N. C.- Presentation Copy] The Scottish Chiefs
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Wyeth Edition. black cloth lettered in gilt with a color pictorial cover label. Illustrated with a color title page vignette and 9 full-page color plates by Wyeth. With a presentation inscription on the half-title, "Peter L. Bockius Jr / from / John C.... (Item #3403)
Price: $2,250.00
[Wyeth, N. C.- Presentation Copy] The Scottish Chiefs. Jane Porter.
[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.
ALS- Raffalovich, Marc Andre] Autograph Letter Signed to Osbert Burdett, author
Two pages on octavo sheet stationary, "The Bell Inn, Malmesbury, Wilts." printed in type. "July 31, 1931. Dear Burdett [Osbert Burdett, author], It would have given me the greatest pleasure if you and dear Moray (for whom I have much affectionate regard) had lunched or dined with me- but Canon... (Item #2879)
Price: $2,500.00
ALS- Raffalovich, Marc Andre] Autograph Letter Signed to Osbert Burdett, author. Marc Andre Raffalovich.
[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.
[Wyeth, N. C. in Original Box] The Yearling
New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1940. First edition thus. Original two-part decorated box with large color cover insert on cover (not reproduced in book). Original black cloth with color insert on cover (distinct from box and also not in book). twelve full-page captioned color plates by Wyeth in unique matte... (Item #1171)
Price: $1,250.00
[Wyeth, N. C. in Original Box] The Yearling. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
[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.
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.
[Rogers, Samuel- Presentation Copy with Poem Fragment] Poems
London: T. Cadell, 1836. Two volumes, bound similarly in full maroon calf with gilt vignette of urns on covers, AEG. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Rogers on leaf opposite half-title, "From the Author, to Mrs. Beaufort, April 13, 1941." As well, laid in is a holograph stanza written and signed by... (Item #3532)
Price: $1,750.00
[Rogers, Samuel- Presentation Copy with Poem Fragment] Poems. Samuel Rogers.
[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.
[Vallotton, Felix] Rakkox der Billionaer
Leipzig: Insel, 1901. First edition. Original cloth-backed (blue) color pictorial paper covered boards with striking Seccessionist design on both covers. A scarce and rerpesentative Seccessionist-style book with a superb woodcut illustration by Felix Vallotton, 1865-1925, noted artist of the period and member of the Les Nabis collective. Superb decorations, cover... (Item #4313)
Price: $1,250.00
[Vallotton, Felix] Rakkox der Billionaer. Paul Scheerbart.
Course of Lecture on Dramatic Art and Literature
London: J. Templeman, 1840. Second edition. Two volumes. 12mo. 400pp; 404pp. Publishers brown blindstamped cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Celebrated work by Schlegel, called the "father of the German Romantic School, especially known for his contributions toward understanding the Middle Ages. This stated second edition is quite scarce. A few... (Item #2198)
Price: $1,250.00
Course of Lecture on Dramatic Art and Literature. Augustus William Schlegel.
[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.
[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: $2,500.00
[Seidmann-Freud, Tom] Das Wunderhaus. Freud Seidmann.
[Binding, Fine- Frank Garrett] The Sonnets of Shakespeare.
Birmingham and London: G. Napier for Birmingham Guild of Handicraft, 1895. Superbly bound by Frank Garrett (signed in rear dentelle) in tan crushed morocco in a pleasing Arts and Craft style with ornate leaf, vine and blossom pattern featuring tudor roses, on both covers and spine, with onlaid green ringlets... (Item #3590)
Price: $1,850.00
[Binding, Fine- Frank Garrett] The Sonnets of Shakespeare. 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.
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.

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