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[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.
[Smith, Jessie Willcox Rarity] Bryn Mawr College Calendar for 1902
Bryn Mawr: Bryn Mawr College Students' Association, 1901. First edition. Oblong quarto. Exceedingly scarce original printed Bryn Mawr College Calendar comprising THIRTEEN FULL-PAGE THREE-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH, ELIZABETH SHIPPEN GREEN AND ELLEN WETHERALD AHRENS. Measuring 14 x 7.5 inches, this calendar was printed by the Beck Engraving Company... (Item #1196)
Price: $2,250.00
[Smith, Jessie Willcox Rarity] Bryn Mawr College Calendar for 1902. Jessie Willcox Smith.
The Chase; to which is annexed Field Sports
London: Albion Press, 1804. First thus. Bound in full wavy grain tan calf with gilt border pattern both covers, inlaid dark green panel on spine. 135pp. 12mo. Eight smaller and four full-page woodcut illustrations by John Sarorius and others in the style of Bewick. With a superb horizontal fore-edge painting... (Item #1894)
Price: $1,250.00
The Chase; to which is annexed Field Sports. William Somervile.
[Steinlen Poster- For Book] Chanson de Femmes
Large folio (12 x 18") Original poster printed in tones of black and gray, and light brown. The scarce poster by Steinlen for the book, "Chanson de femmes," which was issued in the same year as the poster, 1896 (Paris, Enoch & Cie), which was illustrated by Steinlen and with... (Item #4158)
Price: $2,500.00
[Steinlen Poster- For Book] Chanson de Femmes. Steinlen, Paul Delmet.
zahn [Binding, Fine- Otto Zahn, The Toof Bindery] Lapsus Calami
Cambridge: Macmillan and Bowes, 1891. Small 8vo. Bound in rich tan full morocco with elegant gilt flowing vine and leaf pattern on extremities of both covers and all over spine, by Otto Zahn, noted German born bookbinder who studied with Zaehnsdorf, and did most of his work in the U.S.... (Item #3460)
Price: $2,250.00
zahn [Binding, Fine- Otto Zahn, The Toof Bindery] Lapsus Calami. James Kenneth Stephen.
[Wiener Werkstatte- 1 of 50 Copies] Aus Dem Alten Wien, 1844
Wien: Hof und Staatsdruckerei (Wiener Werkstatte), 1914. Small quarto. Original green original green waved calf with gilt cover vignette and titles titles (Wiener Werkstatte), attractive color pictorial endsheets. One of 50 copies (#35) of the preferential edition on Fabriano-B¸tten Paper with "genuinely gilded initials" by the Wiener Werkstatte (total edition... (Item #3625)
Price: $1,850.00
[Wiener Werkstatte- 1 of 50 Copies] Aus Dem Alten Wien, 1844. Adalbert Stifter Stifter.
[Binding, Fine- Riviere: Edmund Sullivan and others, Signed by Illustrators, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED] The Old Court Suburb: or Memorials of Kensington Regal, Critical & Anecdotical
London: Freemantle & Co. (1902). First edition. Two thick volumes. Sumptously bound in full crushed tan morocco with three filet gilt borders on both covers, spine with five raised bands and elaborate gilt tooled design to four compartments, elaborate gilt dentelles. The Large Paper Edition, Limited to 150 Numbered Copies... (Item #4359)
Price: $2,500.00
[Binding, Fine- Riviere: Edmund Sullivan and others, Signed by Illustrators, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED] The Old Court Suburb: or Memorials of Kensington Regal, Critical & Anecdotical. Edmund Sullivan, etc.
Gulliver's Travels
London: J. M. Dent, Aldine House, 1896. First edition thus. 12mo. Bound by Constance Karslake (marked c.k. in pencil at rear) and distinctive Karslake binding for the Guild of Women Binders on full light brown morocco with her characteristic longitudinal stems and flower pieces on both covers, gilt spine. Also... (Item #2265)
Price: $1,750.00
Gulliver's Travels. Jonathon Swift.
Poems
London: Moxon, 1860. First edition. Thick 8vo. Bound in green gilt morocco by Edmonds. Pivotal Pre-Raphaelite collection with seminal illustrations by D.G. Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, J.E. Millais, C. Stanfield and others. AEG. Contains rare medallion frontispiece often lost. Binding shows some wear, especially at margins and corners. Internally clean... (Item #52)
Price: $1,250.00
Poems. Alfred Tennyson.
ROSSETTI, MILLAIS, HUNT, ETC: THE MOXON TENNYSON] Poems
London: Edward Moxon, 1857. First edition. Superbly bound in full crushed green morocco with bold gilt embossed strapwork and floral design on both covers and ornately on spine, by "J. Wright." John Wright was an accomplished bookbinder in the mid 19th Century whose bindings were described by Ramsden "a binder... (Item #1947)
Price: $2,250.00
ROSSETTI, MILLAIS, HUNT, ETC: THE MOXON TENNYSON] Poems. Alfred Lord Tennyson.
[Victorian Textiles- Lace Sample Book] "Cahier de Dentelle"
[France]: [1869]. Original brown paper covered boards, cloth spine. 80 unnumbered pages. A manuscript Victorian lace sample book entirely written in fine handwriting (fountain pen) by Marie Vachoiz and comprising 70 original samples of hand-made crocheted, knitted, and bobbin lace samples, 68 of them beautifully mounted on thick coloured paper... (Item #2295)
Price: $1,750.00
[Victorian Textiles- Lace Sample Book] "Cahier de Dentelle" Marie Vachoiz.
Spiritual Poems
London: Hacon & Ricketts, 1896. First edition. Original paper covered boards with printed paper labels on cover and spine. Frontispiece, title-page and small flower device throughout by Charles Ricketts, ONE OF 210 copies. A fine copy, scarce. Housed in folding marbled paper covered box, cloth spine with morocco label. (Item #2753)
Price: $1,250.00
Spiritual Poems. Vale Press, John Gray.
Strabantzerchen. Bilder und Reime
Koln: H. & F. Schaffstein, [1906]. First edition. Oblong quarto. Original color pictorial paper covered boards. Colored title and 16 stunning pochoir-colored full-page plates by Hans von Volkmann. The illustrations represent "the most extensive use of pochoir coloring in german childrens' books," Begleiter der Kindheit) . The originals transferred to... (Item #572)
Price: $1,500.00
Strabantzerchen. Bilder und Reime. Habs von Volkmann.
[Wagner, Richard- 30 Copies with Extra Suite of Plates] Richard Wagner. Sa Vie et Ses Oeuvres
Paris: Jules Rouam, 1886. First edition. Thick folio. The Deluxe Copy. Three quarter light brown morocco, five rasied bands, marbled boards, gilt spine. Celebrated treatise on Wagner with superb gravure illustrations by Fantin-Latour (120) including a double suite of lithographs printed on both Japan Vellum as well as China Paper... (Item #3040)
Price: $1,750.00
[Wagner, Richard- 30 Copies with Extra Suite of Plates] Richard Wagner. Sa Vie et Ses Oeuvres. Richard Wagner, Adolphe Jullien.
[Walters, Curtis- Original Study Design for Binding] Original Maquette for Hamlet
This is the original mosaic pattern maquette for the Walter's magnificent and groundbreaking mosaic binding on Shakespeare’s, "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark," which was published in 1933. The intricate interlocking design, executed by Walters on a single sheet of light brown art paper(5 x 8 inches), has been... (Item #3770)
Price: $2,250.00
[Walters, Curtis- Original Study Design for Binding] Original Maquette for Hamlet. Curtis Walters.
[Crawhall, Joseph- Large Paper, One of 100 Copies, Vellum Binding] Izaak Walton: His Wallet Booke
London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, 1885. First edition. The scarce Large Paper Copy, , signed in ink by the publishers, this copy 12. Publisher's vellum stamped in gilt, all edges rough, with cloth pockets as issued (labeled ìBaccyî; ìFysshe Tales I believeî --a very small pocket, this one;... (Item #4275)
Price: $1,500.00
[Crawhall, Joseph- Large Paper, One of 100 Copies, Vellum Binding] Izaak Walton: His Wallet Booke. Izaak Walton.
[Crawhall, Joseph- Rarity, Large Paper 100 Copies] Izaak Walton: His Wallet Booke
London: Field & Tuer; The Leadenhall Press, 1885. First edition. Publisher's original full stiff vellum with gilt pictorial lettering and device, gilt lettering on spine. One of 100 copies, signed in ink by the publishers, this copy #12. All edges rough, with cloth pockets as issued (labelled "Baccy"; "Fysshe Tales... (Item #4371)
Price: $1,650.00
[Crawhall, Joseph- Rarity, Large Paper 100 Copies] Izaak Walton: His Wallet Booke. Izaak Walton.
[Power, Annie- Fine Binding] Mary Webb; The House in Dormer Forest
London: Jonathan Cape, 1929. Beautifully bound by Annie Power (Anastasia Power), in full nine dark green crushed morocco with complex rectilinear ruled gilt patterning on both covers and central tudor rose motife connecting the rulinge with swirling lines, onlaid red morocco floral design, gilt panels on spine. Annie Power was... (Item #3859)
Price: $1,750.00
[Power, Annie- Fine Binding] Mary Webb; The House in Dormer Forest. Mary Webb.
[Moveable- Classic Nister Three-Tiered Pop-up] The Model Menagerie with Natural History Stories
London & New York: Ernest Nister & E. P. Dutton & Co. [ca. 1895]. First edition. Oblong quarto. Cloth backed (red) color pictorial paper covered boards. Unpaginated. Six wonderful chromolithographic three-tiered pop-up plates, half-tone illustrations in the text). Six cleverly-designed pop-up plates depicting wild animals in captivity. One of Nesterís... (Item #4272)
Price: $1,250.00
[Moveable- Classic Nister Three-Tiered Pop-up] The Model Menagerie with Natural History Stories. Lucy Weedon, etc, Evelyn Hetcher.
[BINDING, FINE- MARIUS MICHEL- Owned by the Publisher, Christian Host] La Danemark
Copenhague: Andr.-Fred. Hˆst & Fils, 1889. First edition. Sumputously bound by the master French binder, Marius Michel, it full rich dark blue morocco with two sets of double filllet gilt-ruled borders and with elaborated six-compartment gilt-stamped designs five consisting of floriated patterning and attractive stippled lines on the outer edges... (Item #4294)
Price: $2,250.00
[BINDING, FINE- MARIUS MICHEL- Owned by the Publisher, Christian Host] La Danemark. H. Weitemeyer, Harold Sophus Leonhard.
[Binding, Fine- Miss Marshall] Poems of Passion
London: Gay and Bird, 1903. First edition. Extremely rare binding executed by Miss M. Marshall and Edith J. Gedye (with their collaborative monogram on rear dentelle, "M & G 1905"). Superb light tan pigskin with elaborate inlaid red and green florets comprising stylized petal and flower motif, inlaid red spheres... (Item #2257)
Price: $2,200.00
[Binding, Fine- Miss Marshall] Poems of Passion. Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
[Wilde, Oscar] Ravenna
Oxford: Thos. Shrimpton and Son, 1878. First edition. 12mo. 16pp. Original grey-green printed wrappers. Exceedingly scarce first edition with the publisher's printed crest appearing on the cover of the wrappers as well as on the title page. and a vignette woodcut appears on the last page. The prestigious Newdigate Prize... (Item #2178)
Price: $2,500.00
[Wilde, Oscar] Ravenna. Oscar Wilde.
The New Forest, Its History and Its Scenery
London: Henry Sotheran & Co. 1883. First edition. Thick quarto. Bound in full green morocco by Zaehnsdorf with elaborate gilt leaf pattern and border motif on both covers and spine, patterned gold textured endpapers. LARGE PAPER COPY, LIMITED TO 50 COPIES ONLY (copy #11) WITH PROOFS ON JAPAN VELLUM. The... (Item #2921)
Price: $1,750.00
The New Forest, Its History and Its Scenery. John R. Wise.
[Wollstonecraft, Mary] Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1794. Bound in publisher's contemporary full polished brown cloth, red morocco label on spine. 335pp. plus one page "Contents" at end. First Carey Edition, published four years after the First British Edition and two years after the First American Edition. Complete with the dedication, introduction, and contents... (Item #3327)
Price: $1,500.00
[Wollstonecraft, Mary] Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Mary Wollstonecraft.

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