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[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.
[Binding, Fine- w Edward Walker] The Prince's Visit
New York: B. Frodsham, 1861. First edition. Superbly bound by Edward Walker in full red morocco with ornate gilt leaf and vine pattern surrounding a central oval frame with lavish crown design on both covers, gilt spine. Exquisite gauffered edges, expertly stamped design on all three edges over smooth and... (Item #3397)
Price: $1,750.00
[Binding, Fine- w Edward Walker] The Prince's Visit. R. J. de Cordova.
[Cox, Palmer- In Original Pictorial Dust Wrapepr] Another Brownie Book
New York: The Century Company, 1890. First edition. 4to. Original glossy color illustrated boards, colored endpapers, and in the very scarce original publisherís printed and illustrated brown dust wrapper. Illustrated throughout in b/w. A beautiful copy of a delicate book in the scarce and fragile jacket. Jacket chipped minimally at..... (Item #4319)
Price: $1,250.00
[Cox, Palmer- In Original Pictorial Dust Wrapepr] Another Brownie Book. Palmer Cox.
[Crane, Stephen Rarity] The Black Riders
Boston: Copeland and Day, 1895. First edition. Original beige paper covered boards with famous orchid design on both covers, lettering on cover and spine in black, stamped on front pastedown "Dudley and Hodge," as issued. Landmark in 1890's printing, "The Black Riders" was Crane's first book of poetry and second... (Item #3199)
Price: $1,500.00
[Crane, Stephen Rarity] The Black Riders. Stephen Crane.
First of May by Walter Crane- Unbound as issued
London: Henry Sotheran & Co. 1881. First printing. 57 sheets unbound sheets (and one limitation sheet), numbered I to LVI, each with magnificent drawing by Crane comprising illustrated panels with decorative borders. Signed by Walter Crane in pencil on limitation page (No. 20 of 300 Copies Only. Has original publication... (Item #2019)
Price: $1,250.00
First of May by Walter Crane- Unbound as issued. Walter Crane.
Phrenological Illustrations
London: George Cruikshank, Sold by J. Robins and Co. 1826. First edition, first issue. Oblong folio. Original printed boards with cover illustration, thin calf spine. PRESENTATION COPY: "W. Blackwood Esq. with the Complm. Geo. Cruikshank" signed boldly along the top of the front cover (across 15 inches). 16pp, six full... (Item #486)
Price: $1,100.00
Phrenological Illustrations. George Cruikshank, Presentation Copy.
1851: Or, the Adventures of Mr. and Mr. Sandboys and Family, Who Came Up to London to Enjoy Themselves and to See the Great Exhibition
London: David Bogue, [1851]. First edition. In the 8 original parts. Numerous inserted advertisements. Illustrated title page and 10 etched plates (9 folding). (8vo) 22.5x14.5 cm (8x5"), illustrated paper wrappers. Custom chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. First Edition. Earliest issue with pagination error at page 63. With the leather book label... (Item #2534)
Price: $1,750.00
1851: Or, the Adventures of Mr. and Mr. Sandboys and Family, Who Came Up to London to Enjoy Themselves and to See the Great Exhibition. George Cruikshank, Henry Mayhew, George Cruikshank.
The Original, Nature, and Immortality of the Soul. A Poem
London: S. Keimer for Hammond Banks, 1714. Second edition. 12mo. Bound in nineteenth century red goatskin, gilt-tooled covers in with a double fillet border and ornate rectilinear motif, six panels with gilt compartments. An attractive binding on this second edition of a book that was widely acclaimed dealing with the... (Item #1989)
Price: $1,100.00
The Original, Nature, and Immortality of the Soul. A Poem. Sir John Davies.
[Day, F. Holland- Original Watercolor by Day] Keats' House at Wentworth Place, Hampstead
A superb, finely executed small watercolor painting by F. Holland Day, noted bookman, publisher, artist and co-founder of Copeland and Day in Boston of Keats' House at Wentworth Place in Hampstead. 5 1/2 x 4" on watercolor paper. Executed most likely ca. 1880's-1890's, when Day had his large Keats collection... (Item #3745)
Price: $1,750.00
[Day, F. Holland- Original Watercolor by Day] Keats' House at Wentworth Place, Hampstead. F. Holland Day.
[de la Mare, Walter- Two Copies, Presented by de la Mare to his Secretary, with Holograph Poems] Inward Companion [two copies]
London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1950. First edition. Two copies. 8vo. Original blue wove cloth, printed dustwrappers. Offered here are two copies of his book, "Inward Companion," inscribed by de la Mare to his secretary of over ten years, Marie Lamigeon, with holograph poems. One was then given by Lamigeon... (Item #3477)
Price: $1,250.00
[de la Mare, Walter- Two Copies, Presented by de la Mare to his Secretary, with Holograph Poems] Inward Companion [two copies]. Walter de la Mare.
[de Monvel, Boutet- Presentation Copy- Two copies from recipient/family] Vieilles Chansons
Paris: E. PLON NOURRIT, n.d.(1920's). Oblong quarto. Original light blue cloth over boards with gilt and colored illustrated covers, with "E. Plon Nourrit" on cover. Very scarce Presentation Copy, inscribed by de Monvel to Andree Clark who again presents the book to her sister, Huguette Clark. The second book, identical..... (Item #4341)
Price: $1,500.00
[de Monvel, Boutet- Presentation Copy- Two copies from recipient/family] Vieilles Chansons. L. M. Boutet de Monvel.
[de Monvel, M. Boutet] Jeanne d'Arc. Deluxe, Limited Folio Edition. Exceedingly scarce
Paris: E. Plon, Nourrit & Cie, 1896. First edition. Large oblong folio. In Original cloth covered folio folding case, heavily gilt, original ribbons. The exceedingly scarce Deluxe, Limited edition ("Exemplaire papier de Chine, No. 184), 49 sheets printed on thick handmade China paper. Loose, las issued, ithographic plates of the... (Item #4303)
Price: $2,250.00
[de Monvel, M. Boutet] Jeanne d'Arc. Deluxe, Limited Folio Edition. Exceedingly scarce. M. Boutet de Monvel.
Poems Dramatic and Lyrical (Special Edition, 1 of 100 Copies)
London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893. First edition. Full publishers stiff vellum binding with bold ornate gilt Nouveau pattern on both covers and spine by Charles Ricketts. Illustrations by Charles Ricketts. With the Art Nouveau bookplate of Christie Chetwynd Atkinso with illustration by M.C. Fisher, 1902. Near fine copy. (Item #2134)
Price: $1,500.00
Poems Dramatic and Lyrical (Special Edition, 1 of 100 Copies). Lord De Tabley.
Adventures de Robinson Crusoe
Paris: Librairie de L'enfance et de la Jeunesse, P.C. Lehuby, [1843]. First edition. Superb and fine original publisher's full polychrome binding consisting of brightly gilt block center cover design with green, violet blue, white and red-brown colored cloth, spine and rear cover with similar though less extravagant designs. Original yellow... (Item #1982)
Price: $1,500.00
Adventures de Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe.
Rumpumpel
Koln: Schafstein, [c 1920's]. First edition. Oblong 4to.Original color pictorial paper covered boards. Illustrated throughout by Kark Hofer. A landmark in Jugendstil printing. Boards somewhat worn, spine repaired. Internally near fine. Housed in superb folding decorative cloth case. (Item #2494)
Price: $1,250.00
Rumpumpel. Paula Dehmel.
[Jugendstil Classic- Ida Dehmel] Presentation Copy] Der Vogel Wanderbar. Ein Marchen
Wiesbaden: Pestalozzi, [1923]. First edition. Large square quarto. Wonderful lapbook in original brown card boards with large central color illustrated insert, with lettering heightened in gold, wonderful, delicate and interpretive full-page illustrations by J. Gleitsmann. Inscribed by the author's second wife, Ida Dehmel, lyric poet who was much troubled and... (Item #3799)
Price: $1,250.00
[Jugendstil Classic- Ida Dehmel] Presentation Copy] Der Vogel Wanderbar. Ein Marchen. Richard Dehmel.
[Dickens, Charles- Trial BInding] The Chimes: A Goblin Story
London: Chapman & Hall, 1845. First edition. Bound in plain dark green pebbled cloth and plain endpapers, speckled edges, in what appears to be a trial binding. First State , preliminary advertisement for Christmas Carol, half-title, engraved frontispiece and additional title, thirteen illustrations. Ink name on letterpress title, some light... (Item #3340)
Price: $1,250.00
[Dickens, Charles- Trial BInding] The Chimes: A Goblin Story. Charles Dickens.
[Dickens, Charles] American Notes for General Circulation
London: Chapman & Hall, 1842. Second edition. Two volumes. Original light brown fine grained cloth with elaborate blindstamped design on both covers and spine, gilt lettering on spine, smooth yellow endsheets. 308pp; 306pp; 6 page publisher's prospectus at end. A superb copy in original cloth with slight sunning, else fine... (Item #2230)
Price: $1,750.00
[Dickens, Charles] American Notes for General Circulation. Charles Dickens.
[Dickens, Charles] Hard Times
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854. First edition. Original fine-ribbed olive green cloth with blindstamped design on covers and spine. with "Price 5/- at base of spine. Has p. 244 (versus 44). A very good, tight and unsophisticated copy with both hinges completely intact. (Item #2157)
Price: $1,500.00
[Dickens, Charles] Hard Times. Charles Dickens.
[Roycroft Press] A Christmas Carol in Prose Being a Ghost Story of Yule-Tide
East Aurora: The Roycroft Shop, 1902. First edition thus. Superb three-quarter burgundy crushed morocco with attractive spine design by Louis Kinder (signed, "Roycroft" inner front dentelle). One of 100 Copies on Japan Vellum. Title-page and tailpieces by Samuel Warner. Fine. (Item #2856)
Price: $1,750.00
[Roycroft Press] A Christmas Carol in Prose Being a Ghost Story of Yule-Tide. Charles Dickens.
The Spirit Lamp; An Aesthetic, Literary and Critical Magazine
Oxford: James Thornton, 1893. First edition. Two volumes. Original dark gray wrappers with black lettering on cover consisting of title and contents. Vol. IV, No. I and No.II. A kind of set, often seen paired together, these two numbers packed with important authors and original articles by Oscar Wilde, Lionel... (Item #2453)
Price: $1,500.00
The Spirit Lamp; An Aesthetic, Literary and Critical Magazine. Lord Alfred Douglas.
Seven Sonnets
London: W. S. Hodginson & Sons, 1934. First edition. Original full tree calf, gilt borders, as issued. 250 Copies only, specially bound by Birdsall and printed by Frank E. Seary on copper from the original unfaced plates (13) on hand made paper by Hodkinson & Sons. A fine copy with... (Item #2026)
Price: $1,250.00
Seven Sonnets. Cyril Edwards.
Felix Holt the Radical
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1866. First edition. Three Volumes. 8vo. Original cinnamon blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Half-titles are present, as well as 4-page publisher's advertisements at the end of volume 3. Volumes cocked, scattered soiling, extr. spine slightly rubbed, corners bumped. The pastedowns abraded with... (Item #1950)
Price: $1,250.00
Felix Holt the Radical. George Eliot.
[Binding, Fine- Unknown Binder] Such Sweet Compulsion; The Autobiography of Geraldine Farrar
New York: The Greystone Press, 1938. First edition. Sumptuously bound in full blue crushed morocco with striking all-over gilt blossom and stem motif, repeating around perimeter of covers, with a central panel of mostly leaves, spine boldly gilt with stippling, large dentelles with the bookbinder signed pallet in gilt on... (Item #3644)
Price: $2,250.00
[Binding, Fine- Unknown Binder] Such Sweet Compulsion; The Autobiography of Geraldine Farrar. Geraldine Farrar.
[Binding, Fine] Love Songs of Childhood
Chicago: Printed at the Lakeside Press, 1905. Superbly bound in full tan crushed morocco in an unsigned binding extremely reminiscent of the work of Lorenz Schwartz with distinctive and finely executed stylized blooms at each of four outside edge corners, each design having flowing Art Nouveau style patterning, and each... (Item #3602)
Price: $2,500.00
[Binding, Fine] Love Songs of Childhood. Eugene Field.

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