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[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] Scarce Cogshill Letter from Smith to an Admirer
2pp. on folded sheet on her "Cogshill, Allen Lane, Philadelphia," letterhead, dated 1925. "My dear Marion Deane- I shall be very proud & happy to be among your distinguished Company of Autographs . I am not awfully intimate with Kings & Queens, Princes, Dukes, Presidents Statesmen & the like--- though... (Item #4415)
Price: $1,250.00
[Smith, Jessie Willcox] Scarce Cogshill Letter from Smith to an Admirer. 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 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.
[Binding, Fine- Ethel Taunton, Student of Douglas Cockerell] The Dutch School of Painting
London: The Medici Society, 1929. First edition. A fabulous Arts & Crafts binding by Ethel Taunton, a pupil of Douglas Cockerell, in full dark brown crushed morocco with colorful inlaid hearts in clusters at four corners on both covers, and in all six compartments of spine, a total of 56... (Item #4480)
Price: $2,500.00
[Binding, Fine- Ethel Taunton, Student of Douglas Cockerell] The Dutch School of Painting. S. C. Kaines Smith.
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.
[Binding, Fine- Unusual Zaehnsdorf Tan Morocco Inlaid] A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
Paris: Black Sun Press, 1929. First edition. Beautifully bound in an unusual Zaehnsdorf full tan morocco binding consisting of a stunning linear starburst pattern emanating out from one corner on front and back covers, and with a central rectangular image of multi-colored inlaid leathers (green, red-brown, ochre and light blue)... (Item #4479)
Price: $1,750.00
[Binding, Fine- Unusual Zaehnsdorf Tan Morocco Inlaid] A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy. Laurence Sterne.
[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.
[Tenniel, John] Cartoons from Punch
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1859-1862. First edition. Folio. Superbly bound in full cherry red morocco with attractive rectilinear gilt-ruled frames and blossom motifs at four corners on both covers, very ornate gilt leather doublures, watered silk flyleaves. Each page is a tissue-guarded engraved cartoon with titles and captions covering England... (Item #4506)
Price: $1,850.00
[Tenniel, John] Cartoons from Punch. John Tenniel.
[Burne-Jones, Edward- Fore-Edge Painting] Poems of Tennyson
London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1910. Original decorative vellum spine, cloth boards. With a superb vertical fore-edge painting by Martin Frost after Edward Burne-Jones famous painting, "King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid." Monogrammed by Frost, premier fore-edge painter, with his authenticity ticket tipped in. (Item #4406)
Price: $1,500.00
[Burne-Jones, Edward- Fore-Edge Painting] Poems of Tennyson. Alfred Lord Tennyson.
faza [Binding, Fine- Fazakarley] Poems
London: E. Moxon & Co. 1866. Thick 4to. Superb full calf Arts & Crafts style binding by Fazakerley, with elaborate and bold gilt stamped design composed of heart and vine pattern with clusters of gilt stippling on front cover, similar gilt motif and lettering on spine. 376p. A.E.G. Gilt stamped..... (Item #2173)
Price: $1,750.00
faza [Binding, Fine- Fazakarley] Poems. Poems Tennyson.
[Binding, Fine- Arts & Crafts] The Works [of Francis Thompson]
London: Burns & Oates, 1913. First edition thus. Three Volumes, bound similarly in full tan crushed morocco, ornate gilt front covers with central Tudor rose, leaf and vine design and bordered by multiple rulings, two of which are broken by dots, gilt spines. Contemporary unsigned binding in charming Arts &... (Item #3806)
Price: $2,250.00
[Binding, Fine- Arts & Crafts] The Works [of Francis Thompson]. Francis Thompson.
[Binding, Fine- Mounteney] A Collection of Tales of Two Countries [together with] Similarly Bound Book, Famous Christmas Stories, All Pages Blank, A Sample Book for the Binding.
Chicago: The Cuneo Press, 1948, 1955. Two finely bound books by Leonard Mounteney for two Cuneo Press books, one entitled, "Famous Christmas Stories," on the front cover, and produced ca. 1948, with all pages blank, a TRIAL OR SAMPLE BINDING for the other book, "Tales of Two Countries," 1955. Both... (Item #4499)
Price: $1,850.00
[Binding, Fine- Mounteney] A Collection of Tales of Two Countries [together with] Similarly Bound Book, Famous Christmas Stories, All Pages Blank, A Sample Book for the Binding. Irving Trollope, Goldsmith.
[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.
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.
[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- 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.
[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.
[Wilde, Oscar- One of 80 Copies] A House of Pomegranates
London: Methuen and Co. 1908. First edition thus. Limited to Only 80 Copies. Original full vellum with fabulous cover designed by Charles Ricketts comprising three vignettes, cover and spine lettering, all stamped in bold gilt. 256pp. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed; yapp edges to front cover. One of the titles... (Item #3891)
Price: $1,500.00
[Wilde, Oscar- One of 80 Copies] A House of Pomegranates. Oscar Wilde.
[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.
[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.
[Woodbury, Charles Herbert] Original Printed Color Poster for Boston Park Guide, 1895
A superb original printed color lithographed poster by Charles Herbert Woodbury, prominent Boston painter and teacher, historically acclaimed, who engaged in over 100 solo exhibitions throughout his career, and was included in all of the major invitational and juried shows throughout the country. The graphically exquisite poster, for Boston Park... (Item #4393)
Price: $1,850.00
[Woodbury, Charles Herbert] Original Printed Color Poster for Boston Park Guide, 1895. Charles Herbert Woodbury.

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