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[Behrens, Peter] Feste Des Lebens Und der Kunst
Leipzig: Eugen Diederichs, 1900. First edition. Original exquisite pictorial paper covered boards with gold spine and gold highlighted cover design of stylized flowers in two planters extending all the way up the front cover on both sides, by Behrens. A gorgeous and delicately printed book typifying Behrens' genius, printed in... (Item #3635)
Price: $1,850.00
[Behrens, Peter] Feste Des Lebens Und der Kunst. Peter Behrens.
[Burne-Jones, Edward] Edward Burne-Jones, A Record and Review
London & New York: George Bell and Sons, 1892. First edition. Thick folio. Smooth wove beige cloth with brown crushed morocco label on spine, gilt letter. A mammoth work recording much if not all of Edward Burne-Jones life work, replete with high-quality reproductiions of Edward Burne-Jones oeuvre of art and... (Item #4199)
Price: $1,500.00
[Burne-Jones, Edward] Edward Burne-Jones, A Record and Review. Malcolm Bell.
[Seidmann-Freud, Tom] David the Dreamer, His Book of Dreams
Boston: The Atlantick Monthly Press, 1922. First edition. Oblong quarto. Original fine green buckram cloth with color pictorial insert on front cover, bold gilt lettering and designs. 67pp. Pictorial endpapers. Cover insert, decorative title page and 10 superb full-page color plates by Tom Seidmann-Freud (martha Gertrude), widely considered one of... (Item #3377)
Price: $2,500.00
[Seidmann-Freud, Tom] David the Dreamer, His Book of Dreams. Ralph Bergengren.
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.
The Poetical Works of the Ettrick Shepherd
London: Blackie & Son, 1840. Volume 5. Superb, early binding by Cedric Chivers with hand-painted "CC" monogram with strapwork design, in blue, on front vellum doublure. A striking 'fish scale' design on full blue morocco binding on both covers comprising stipple patterned semi-circles with one central large gilt dot on... (Item #1887)
Price: $1,850.00
The Poetical Works of the Ettrick Shepherd. Fine- Chivers. Hogg Binding, James.
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.
Woodland Gossip
London: Thomas McLean, 1864. First edition. Original green cloth with superb gilt illustrated cover and spine. ASSOCIATION COPY: Inscribed fon front pastedown, "Mrs. E.V. Boyle from M.L.B., 1865." Thus, presented from the author to her cousin and famed illustrator Eleanor V. Boyle. Three of the photographic illustrations (of which there... (Item #2168)
Price: $1,250.00
Woodland Gossip. Mary Louisa 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.
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.
[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.
[Binding, Fine- Douglas Cockerell] The Hymn of Bardaisan
London: Essex House Press, 1899. First edition. 12mo. Early Arts & Crafts style binding (1902) by Douglas Cockerell with his binding signature in rear dentelle, "19 DC 02." Full polished calf with leaf motif stamped in front and back near the spine forming a darker brown. AEG. The second book... (Item #3587)
Price: $1,500.00
[Binding, Fine- Douglas Cockerell] The Hymn of Bardaisan. F. Crawford Burkitt.
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.
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.
[Bradley, Will- His First Major Book] Glimpse of the life and times of A.V.H. Carpenter
Chicago: Lanward Publishing Co. 1891. First edition. 4to. Original publishers full dark green beveled cloth with blindstamped scroll design on cover on which has gilt lettering, gilt spine, dec. endpapers. The first major book illustrated by Will Bradley, renowned American artist/illustrator, designer, and publisher. Photographic frontispiece portrait. Decorative title, 16... (Item #3812)
Price: $1,250.00
[Bradley, Will- His First Major Book] Glimpse of the life and times of A.V.H. Carpenter. Albert van Haller Carpenter, Alva J. Beatty, ed.
[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.
[Binding, Fine- Birkenruth, Johanna] Selections from the Poems of Arthur Hugh Clough
London: Macmillan and Co. 1894. First edition thus. Wonderful Art-Nouveau style binding by Johanna Birkenruth, talented London bookbinder who collaborated with Mary G. Houston, and set up shop in South Kensington at the Turn of the Century. Many of her bindings are on impressive works, including one for the famed... (Item #3919)
Price: $1,750.00
[Binding, Fine- Birkenruth, Johanna] Selections from the Poems of Arthur Hugh Clough. Arthur Hugh Clough.

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