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Fairy Tales: Sister Alenushka, Brother Ivanushka and White Duck
St. Petersburg: Expeditsii Zagotovlenya Gosudarstvennykh Bumag, 1903. First edition. Square 4to. Original color pictorial card wrappers. Eight exquisite chromolithographed illustrations (three full-page) by Ivan Bilibin, decorative borders printed in brown. Very good. (Item #2567)
Price: $1,150.00
Fairy Tales: Sister Alenushka, Brother Ivanushka and White Duck. Ivan Bilibin.
Mouteney, fine bindingForty Years of Opera in Chicago
New York: Horace Liveright, 1930. First printing. Superb full crushed burnt orange morocco binding by Leonard Mouteney (signed in front turn-down: "Designed and Finished by L. Mounteney." A famous finisher binder for Riviere & Sons of London, Mouteney later migrated over to the Lakeside Press (along with De Sauty) and... (Item #1980)
Price: $2,250.00
Mouteney, fine bindingForty Years of Opera in Chicago. Fine- Mouteney. Moore Binding, Edward C.
Musa Proterva: Love-poems of the Restoration
[London]: Privately Printed (imprint: Richard Clay), 1902. First edition. Superb Exhibition full crushed morocco binding (crimson) by Zaehnsdorf consisting of lavish all-over gilt blossom motif both covers and spine, maroon silk endsheets, gilt dentelles (signed 'Bound by Zaehnsdorf' in gilt pallet on front dentelle) and with Zaehnsdorf special 'Exhibition' seal... (Item #2297)
Price: $2,250.00
Musa Proterva: Love-poems of the Restoration. Fine- Zaehnsdorf Exhibibition Binding, A. H. Bullen.
[Binding, Fine- Dudley and Hodge, Bound for Copeland and Day by ] Esther and the Love Sonnets of Proteus
Boston: Copeland and Day, 1895. First edition. Specially and exquisitely bound by Dudley and Hodge for Copeland and Day in full crimson crushed morocco with all-over parallel gilt-stippled lines interrupted by leaf and blossom pattern on both covers and spine, attractive gilt dentelles. Gilt rules along edges of morocco boards... (Item #3393)
Price: $2,250.00
[Binding, Fine- Dudley and Hodge, Bound for Copeland and Day by ] Esther and the Love Sonnets of Proteus. Wilfrid Scawen Blunt.
A Book of the Heavenly Birthdays
London: Elliot Stock, 1893. First edition. 12mo. Beautifully bound in full light brown crushed morocco by James Macdonald (Macdonald of New York), circa 1910. A magnificent Art Nouveau style binding featuring long flowing stems in asymmetric pattern surrounding both covers and terminating in flower heads, smooth spine with alternate motifs... (Item #2571)
Price: $1,850.00
A Book of the Heavenly Birthdays. Eleanor Vere Boyle.
[Binding, Fine- Arts & Crafts, Vale Press] The World at Auction
London: Hacon & Ricketts, Vale Press, 1899. First edition. Attractively bound Arts & Crafts period binding in full russet morocco with simple but alluring gouged border designs leaving the negative space around gilt, inner rectangular border design of weaving strapwork and leaf pattern, similar motif on spine with nice bold... (Item #3666)
Price: $1,750.00
[Binding, Fine- Arts & Crafts, Vale Press] The World at Auction. Bradley, i. e. Michael Field Edith Cooper, Katherine.
[Bradley, Will] Large Proof Illustration for Inland Printer
Large (5 x 11") proof illustration for one of Bradley's best images, woman with baby in front of stylized Art Nouveau style trees. Near fine. Most scarce. (Item #3749)
Price: $1,250.00
[Bradley, Will] Large Proof Illustration for Inland Printer. Will Bradley.
[Binding, FIne- Exquisite Arts and Crafts]. The Shorter Poems of Robert Bridges
London: George Bell and Sons, 1891. Third edition. 12mo. Exquisitely bound Arts & Crafts binding (executed ca. 1891) featuring all-over gilt designs on both covers and spine with two side panels of finely and intracately gilt blossom and strapwork designs. The side and bottom portions contain elegant vine and leaf... (Item #4250)
Price: $2,500.00
[Binding, FIne- Exquisite Arts and Crafts]. The Shorter Poems of Robert Bridges. Robert Bridges.
zahn [Binding, Fine- Otto Zahn at the Toof Bindery] Poems
London: Basil Montagu Pickering, 1873. First edition. Attractively bound by Otto Zahn at S.C. Toof & Co., featuring Zahn's signature "mirror finish," an unusually smooth finish over the fine morocco leather. Full light green crushed morocc, raised bands, gilt dentelles. Both covers with innovative art nouveau design of arching vines... (Item #3534)
Price: $1,500.00
zahn [Binding, Fine- Otto Zahn at the Toof Bindery] Poems. Robert Bridges.
[Binding, Fine- Riviere] Dramatic Romances and Lyrics
London: Hacon & Ricketts, The Vale Press, 1899. First English language edition. Superbly bound by Riviere & Son in full dark green morocco with a beautiful arts & crafts motif to the front cover, built up of twenty-four alternating compartments of leaves and flowers surrounding the title and author with... (Item #4377)
Price: $1,850.00
[Binding, Fine- Riviere] Dramatic Romances and Lyrics. Robert Browning.
[Roycroft Press] Christmas Eve
East Aurora: Roycroft Press, 1899. First edition thus. Three-quarter light brown levant, marbled boards, ornately gilt spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers. #30 of 50 Copies Only, printed on Japan Vellum. Hand-illumined by Annie McMillan. In original folding clamshell box. Superb color illumined title page and initials throughout. A gorgeous... (Item #2094)
Price: $2,250.00
[Roycroft Press] Christmas Eve. Robert Browning.
Sordello
London: Edward Moxon, 1840. First edition. Original drab boards, 253pp, 16pp. First issue with half-title, publisher's prospectus at end dated 1 January, 1840 (as called for). Browning's scarce fourth book which didn't sell well. Spine worn down to under-webbing, hinges cracked, corners bumped, else a very clean and bright copy, internally fine. (Item #1300)
Price: $1,250.00
Sordello. Robert Browning.
Strafford: An Historical Tragedy
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1837. First edition. Original brown wrappers with original printed paper label on cover. 132pp. Side and bottom edges uncut. With 4pp advertisements at end dated April 15, 1837. A superlative copy, the best copy we have seen in many years. The paper... (Item #2446)
Price: $1,250.00
Strafford: An Historical Tragedy. Robert Browning.
[Binding, Fine- Donnelley for Merle Armitage] The Courtezan Olympia: An Intimate survey of Artists and their Mistress-Models
New York: Covici, Friede, 1930. First edition. Large quarto. Superbly bound at by Donnelley in full tan finely crushed morocco with large accentuated raised bands extending onto the covers, star patterning with gilt dots on covers and spines, including blind ruled compartments. Superb and highly innovative gilt stamped dentelles with... (Item #4370)
Price: $2,250.00
[Binding, Fine- Donnelley for Merle Armitage] The Courtezan Olympia: An Intimate survey of Artists and their Mistress-Models. C. J. Bulliet.
[Bunner- With Holograph Poem Inscribed- Club Bindery] Airs From Arcady
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. First edition. Bound in full olive green crushed morocco by the renowned Club Bindery, with gilt borders, elaborate gilt spine and dentelles, signed by Club Bindery on front inner dentelle. With manuscript poem in holograph by Bunner bound in opposite half-title, for the poem... (Item #4208)
Price: $1,500.00
[Bunner- With Holograph Poem Inscribed- Club Bindery] Airs From Arcady. H. C. Bunner.
[Elder, Paul- Fine Printing and Fine Binding] Romance of the Commonplace
San Francisco: Paul Elder and Co. 1902. First edition. Bound in full dark brown crushed morocco with elegant gilt flower and stem motif on both covers and spine, a mutual collaboration designed and executed by Miss A. C. Crane and Miss Lucinda N. Butler (from Tomoye Press Catalog, c. 1902)... (Item #2508)
Price: $1,750.00
[Elder, Paul- Fine Printing and Fine Binding] Romance of the Commonplace. Gelett Burgess.
Diary and Letter of Madame D'Arblay, author of Evelina.
London: Henry Colburn, 1842. First edition. Seven Volumes. Attractively bound by Bumpus in half straight grain red morocco with marbled boards, gilt ruled covers and banding and matching endsheets. T.E.G. A very attractive set indeed with little or no wear, near fine. (Item #1261)
Price: $1,500.00
Diary and Letter of Madame D'Arblay, author of Evelina. Fanny Burney.
Katy and the Big Snow
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1943. First edition. Square 4to. In original color pictorial dust wrapper. Original light blue cloth with white stamped design and lettering in negative space on cover, bold blue illustrated endpapers with red tractor. Color illustrations throughout by Burton. Price-clipped, four yellowed tape repairs on recto... (Item #2470)
Price: $2,250.00
Katy and the Big Snow. Virginia Lee Burton.
Hours of Idleness, A Series of Poems, Original and Translated
Newark: S. and J. Ridge, 1807. First Edition, Later Printing. Finely bound in full dark brown crushed morocco with gilt ruled borders, three-dot motif in corners, five wrap-around embossed strapwork devices connecting five raised bands which have gilt ruled borders. A fine copy of the rare first edition with later... (Item #937)
Price: $1,250.00
Hours of Idleness, A Series of Poems, Original and Translated. George Gordon Noel Byron.
The Picture Books: A Complete Set in Individual Numbers.
London: Frederick Warne, 1904-1910. First Thus. Offered here is a total of 17 Picture Books published by Warne, ca. 1904-1910, all with original glassine dust wrappers and all fine condition comprising the complete output of early reprints for this famed series, plus a duplicate copy of John Gilpin. Some fraying... (Item #1907)
Price: $1,250.00
The Picture Books: A Complete Set in Individual Numbers. Randolph Caldecott.
[Carroll, Lewis- Double Fore-edge Painting] Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
London: Macmillan and Co. 1887. Superbly bound in full crushed red morocco (modern) with small gilt impressed cover illustration in center on both covers, gilt spines. A marvelous double fore-edge, with two longitudinal paintings visible in both directions (but hidden when the pages are un-flanged), depicting two illustrations in the... (Item #3846)
Price: $2,250.00
[Carroll, Lewis- Double Fore-edge Painting] Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. Lewis Carroll.
[Coleridge, S. T.] The Friend: A Literary, Moral, and Political Weekly Paper
[Penrith]: J. Brown, 1809-1810. First editions. Original printed paper wrappers. Numbers 1, 2, 6, 7, 15, 21, 22-25, and an un-numbered issue for Thursday, January 11, 1809-1810. Though incomplete run, yet FIRST EDITIONS OF COLERIDGEíS SCARCE POLITICAL WEEKLY, and including the very rare unnumbered "Supernumerary essay," dated Thursday, January 11... (Item #4310)
Price: $2,250.00
[Coleridge, S. T.] The Friend: A Literary, Moral, and Political Weekly Paper. Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
[Binding, Fine- The Hampstead Bindery] The Dance of Life, a Poem by the Author of ëDoctor Syntax
London: R. Ackermann, 1817. First edition. 4to. Bound in full dark crushed brown morocco by The Hampstead Bindery, with superb stippled corner gilt decorations to upper and lower covers. Gilt lettering to spine and gilt ruling at bands. Very wide gilt-ruled turn-ins surrounding a vellum doublure panel, as well as... (Item #4534)
Price: $2,250.00
[Binding, Fine- The Hampstead Bindery] The Dance of Life, a Poem by the Author of ëDoctor Syntax. William Combe.
[Rowlandson, Thomas] The Tour of Doctor Syntax. Three Volumes, Original Boards
London: R. Ackermann, 1819-1821. 4to. Three volumes. All in Original Boards. The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque (eighth edition), The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of Consolation (second edition), and The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of a Wife (no edition stated... (Item #3506)
Price: $1,850.00
[Rowlandson, Thomas] The Tour of Doctor Syntax. Three Volumes, Original Boards. William Combe.
[Craig, Edward Gordon- Special Limited 100 Copies, Craig's Own Copy] Scene, WIth a Foreword and an Introductory Poem by John Masefield
London: Humphrey Milford, 1923. First edition. 4to. Special Limited Edition of only 100 Numbered Copies, (copy #78), Signed by Craig, and Specially bound. EDWARD GORDON CRAIG'S OWN COPY, with his oval bookplate, as well his son, Edward Craig's copy, with his bookplate as well, and with the following note below... (Item #4485)
Price: $1,250.00
[Craig, Edward Gordon- Special Limited 100 Copies, Craig's Own Copy] Scene, WIth a Foreword and an Introductory Poem by John Masefield. Edward Gordon Craig.

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