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ALS- Field, Michael] Autograph Letter to famed editor Gleeson White
One side of folded octavo sheet. To Gleeson White (appears at bottom). "Dear Sir, I fear none of my poems will be suitable for the Pageant. If you find the enclosed too grave, kindly return them to me without delay. I am very sorry I have nothing among my papers... (Item #2889)
Price: $1,200.00
ALS- Field, Michael] Autograph Letter to famed editor Gleeson White. Michael Field.
Field, Michael [Image, Selwyn- In Original Glassine Wrapper] The Tragic Mary
London: George Bell and Sons, 1890. First edition. In original light brown opalescent glassine wrapper. Original beige paper covered boards with famous cover illustration of blossom and vines with innovative lettering motif on both covers by Selwyn Image (signed lower right) considered one of the landmarks of 1890's and Art... (Item #3193)
Price: $1,100.00
Field, Michael [Image, Selwyn- In Original Glassine Wrapper] The Tragic Mary. Michael Field.
[Binding, Fine- Frank Garrett] The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling
London: G. Bell & Sons, 1889, 1892. 2 volumes. Attractive full morocco gilt binding by Frank Garrett, noted bookbinder associtated at the Turn of the Century with the Birmingham Municipal School of Art, regularly exhibinting at most of the Arts and Crafts Exhibitions of the period. Bound in full brown... (Item #4337)
Price: $1,500.00
[Binding, Fine- Frank Garrett] The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling. Henry Fielding.
[Freyhold, K.F.E. von] Osterbuch([Hasenbuch)
Berlin: B. Cassirer, [1908]. First Edition. Oblong quarto. Color pictorial paper covered boards, color decorated endpapers, 16 superb full-page pochoir colored illustrations by K. F. E. von Freyhold. Celebrated for its depth of feeling and delicate coloration and composition, these series of illustrations by Freyhold are among the finest to... (Item #1244)
Price: $1,850.00
[Freyhold, K.F.E. von] Osterbuch([Hasenbuch). K. F. E. von Freyhold, A. D. Morgenstern.
A Boy's Will
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1915. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering and ruled box on cover, gilt spine. First edition, first issue with uncorrected "Aind" on p. 14. With autograph letter from Frost to the owner of the book, a Mrs. Hopkins, attached to front free endpaper: "Franconia... (Item #2871)
Price: $2,250.00
A Boy's Will. Robert Frost.
[Aldine Press] Valerius Maximus; Exempla quatuor et viginti nuper inventa ante Caput de Omnibus
Venetis: Aldine Press, 1514 (colophon has 1513). 18th Century three-quarter calf (worn) later marbled paper. 216pp. All edges tinted light blue. Aldine publisher's emblem woodcut on title page and also at very end. Cover leather worn, internally very good. Scarce. (Item #3924)
Price: $1,750.00
[Aldine Press] Valerius Maximus; Exempla quatuor et viginti nuper inventa ante Caput de Omnibus. Gaius.
[Bunbury, Henry William] An Academy for Grown Horsemen, Containign The Completest Instructions for Walking, Trotting, Cantering, Galloping, Stumbling, and Tumbling
London: Printed for W. Dickinson; S. Hooper and Mess. Robinsons, 1787. First edition. Folio. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked and cornered, attractive gilt spine, contemporary marbled endsheets. Exquisite stipple-engraved frontispiece and 16 plates by W.Dickinson after the author, Henry William Bunbury. Light soiling, crease to lower margin of title, tear to... (Item #3872)
Price: $2,500.00
[Bunbury, Henry William] An Academy for Grown Horsemen, Containign The Completest Instructions for Walking, Trotting, Cantering, Galloping, Stumbling, and Tumbling. Geoffrey "Gambado, " i. e. Bunbury, Henry William.
[Rowlandson, Thomas] An Academy for Grown Horsemen Containing the Annals of Horsemanship
London: Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe; Longman, Hurst, Rees , and Orme; J. Walker; and J. Harris, 1809. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Later half dark brown morroco, pebbled cloth. 140pp. 29 superb hand-coloured etched plates by Rowlandson after Bunbury. Usual occasional light browning, foxing. and with offsetting... (Item #3871)
Price: $1,250.00
[Rowlandson, Thomas] An Academy for Grown Horsemen Containing the Annals of Horsemanship. Geoffrey "Gambado, " ie. Bunbury, Henry William.
[Garrett, Edmund- 25 Copies with Two Watercolors] Victorian Songs. Lyrics of the Affections and Nature
Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1895. First edition. Thick quarto. Original thick full vellum covers with bold gilt designs on cover and spine. In original brown parchment dust wrapper with gilt decorated spine. One of 25 Copies printed on Japan Vellum with two original watercolor drawings by Garrett. Written by... (Item #4374)
Price: $2,500.00
[Garrett, Edmund- 25 Copies with Two Watercolors] Victorian Songs. Lyrics of the Affections and Nature. Edmund H. Garrett.
Six Autograph Letters and Three Autograph Cards Signed by Gibbings.
Orchard, Reading, etc. The University, St. Patrick's Hall, etc. 1929-1940. Offered here is a collection of six autograph letters and three autograph cards signed, one of the letters numbering over 800 words (five pages). Written by Robert Gibbings (1889-1958), noted Irish artist and author, wood engraver and sculptor and a.... (Item #790)
Price: $1,250.00
Six Autograph Letters and Three Autograph Cards Signed by Gibbings. Robert Gibbings, Archive of Autograph Letters.
Gibbon's History of the the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Abridged in Two Volumes
London: Printed for G. Kearsley, 1789. First edition of Abridged Editiion. Two Volumes. Contemporary full sprinkled calf, matching red morocco labels and gilt ruling to spines. An exemplary set, near fine internally, hinges expertly repaired. A nice example of Gibbon's enduring classic. In custom slipcase. (Item #1120)
Price: $1,850.00
Gibbon's History of the the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Abridged in Two Volumes. Edward Gibbon.
"Bab" Ballads, Much Sound and Little Sense
London: George Routledge, [1868]. First edition thus. Superb full light brown crushed morocco binding by Wood nearly matching a famous design by Constance Karslake documented in one of the Guild of Women Binders prospectuses and shown in Studio, 1899-1900, with quite a few variations, but the overall styistic composition is... (Item #2261)
Price: $2,250.00
"Bab" Ballads, Much Sound and Little Sense. W. S. Gilbert.
Life of William Blake
London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co. 1863. First edition. Two volumes. Original fine-pebbled brown cloth with superb ornately pictorial gilt front covers and intricately blindstamped rear covers, gilt lettering on spines. Original green endpapers. Frontispiece engraving by Jeens in volume 1 and exquisite folding plate in volume two engraved by... (Item #1329)
Price: $1,750.00
Life of William Blake. Alexander Gilchrist.
Life of William Blake [Edmund J. Sullivan's Copy, Prize Award]
London: Macmillan, 1880. First edition thus. Two Volumes. Quartos. Superbly bound in publisher's dark green cloth with elaborate and bold gilt stamped designs on front covers and spine. Edmund J. Sullivan's Copy, famed British book illustrator, bookbinder, and leader in the book arts world in the mid to late 19th... (Item #2196)
Price: $2,500.00
Life of William Blake [Edmund J. Sullivan's Copy, Prize Award]. Alexander Gilchrist.
[Binding, Fine- de Sauty, Inscribed] The Vicar of Wakefield
London: Chatto and Windus, 1907. 12mo. Bound by Alfred de Sauty in full cream morocco with central oval green onlay with elaborate gilt tooled floral motif, as well as square pattern ruled lines and leaf pattern on cover and spine. Inscribed on front free endsheet: "With best wishes from Gina... (Item #3332)
Price: $1,250.00
[Binding, Fine- de Sauty, Inscribed] The Vicar of Wakefield. Oliver Goldsmith.
[Binding, Fine- Guild of Women Binders] The Deserted Village, A Poem
London: Printed for teh Guild of Women Binders, 1899. First edition thus. Superbly bound by the Guild of Women Binders (unsigned) in full crushed tan morocco with repeating gilt-blocked blossom pattern connected by elegant gilt ruling, on both covers, gilt lettering on spine. Special Edition, #16 of 100 Copies, printed... (Item #4334)
Price: $1,650.00
[Binding, Fine- Guild of Women Binders] The Deserted Village, A Poem. Oliver Goldsmith.
Architecture Toscane, ou Palais, et atres Edifices de la Toscane...
Paris: de l'imprmerie de P. Geuffier, 1806. Elephant folio. Early half calf, paper covered boards. Four-page introduction and 73 plates illustrating various architectural structures and themes. One of the classic architectural books of the period. Spine chipped with pieces missing, text very good with little signs of wear. Printed on... (Item #482)
Price: $1,500.00
Architecture Toscane, ou Palais, et atres Edifices de la Toscane. Auguste Grandjean de Montigny, Auguste Famin.
[Grasset, Eugene] Les Douze Mois de 1889
Paris: A. Lahure, 1889. First edition. 4to. Original publisher's gilt-lettered brown cloth. Calendar of 12 exquisite color plates by Eugene Grasset for 1889 on card stock mounted on tabs at the spine (as issued). A wonderful and rather scarce calendar by Grasset showcasing his Art Nouveau flair for color and... (Item #2269)
Price: $2,500.00
[Grasset, Eugene] Les Douze Mois de 1889. Eugene Grasset.
[Greenaway, Kate] Mother Goose, or the Nursery Rhymes
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1881. First edition, second issue. In extremely rare original tan paper dust wrapper printe with lettering and pictorial illustration by Greenaway. Original lattice patterned decorated beige cloth with cross-hatched green decorative covers, lettering and emblem in red brown on both covers. Olive green endpapers. 48pp... (Item #4304)
Price: $1,750.00
[Greenaway, Kate] Mother Goose, or the Nursery Rhymes. Kate Greenaway.
[Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet- ALS with Scarce Dun Emer Title] A Book of Saints and Wonders Put Down Here by Lady Gregory According to the Old Writings and the Memory of the People of Ireland
Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1906. First edition. Original holland backed gray paper covered boardds, label on spine, printed in red. With wonderful autograph letter signed by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats laid in to the recipient, a publisher or close associate, and mentioning Emery Walker, co-founder of the Doves Press: "63... (Item #3854)
Price: $1,250.00
[Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet- ALS with Scarce Dun Emer Title] A Book of Saints and Wonders Put Down Here by Lady Gregory According to the Old Writings and the Memory of the People of Ireland. Lady Gregory, Augusta.
[Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig] Das Werk Ernst Ludwig Kirchners
Munchen: Kurt Wolff, 1926. First edition. Square 4to (box). Original gray cloth covered (and lettered) box with orange cardboard sides holding 100 loose sheets with numerous superb illustrations in the text. With five woodcuts by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the renowned German expressionist painter who also specialized in printmaking. One of... (Item #3621)
Price: $2,250.00
[Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig] Das Werk Ernst Ludwig Kirchners. Will Grohmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.
[Harte, Bret- with ALS to Thomas Woolner, Original Member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood] On the Frontier
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1884. First edition. 12mo. Bound in full crushed crimson morocco by "GAZ," George A. Zebriskie, with gilt borders and four onlaid circles on both covers, gilt spine and elaborate full morocco doublures consisting blue morocco with four onlaid flower motifs, gilt leaf patterns, etc. With... (Item #4329)
Price: $1,750.00
[Harte, Bret- with ALS to Thomas Woolner, Original Member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood] On the Frontier. Bret Harte.
[Manuscript Book- Hansel and Gretel] Hansel and Gretel; Ein Marchen von Gebruder Grimm
Offered here is a wonderfully crafted and illustrated MANUSCRIPT BOOK by Hildegard Hudemann in 1948 (on title page), which has been bound in three quarter beige buckram, orange paper-covered stiff boards (beveled). The illustrations are of a very high quality and craftmanship: color title-page vignette and 10 superb color vignettes... (Item #3736)
Price: $2,500.00
[Manuscript Book- Hansel and Gretel] Hansel and Gretel; Ein Marchen von Gebruder Grimm. Hudermann Hildegard.
[Housman, Laurence] The Viol of Love [together with] All-Fellows [together with] Sister Songs
Offered here are three noteworthy Laurence Housman designed and illustrated books in extremely fine condition put together in a superb handmade box by a discerning collector. 1) Charles Newton-Robinson, The Viol of Love, and Other Poems. London, John Lane, 1905. First edition. Original green cloth with superb cover gilt design... (Item #2905)
Price: $2,250.00
[Housman, Laurence] The Viol of Love [together with] All-Fellows [together with] Sister Songs. Housman Newton-Robinson, Housman, Thompson.
[Housman, Laurence] The House of Joy [Together with] The Field of Clover
London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1895, 1898. First editions. Offered here are two fine copies of some of Housman's most endearing and recognizable book covers and illustrations, matched together due to the collector's discerning eye and housed in a folding box with superb marbled paper over boards. Two... (Item #2796)
Price: $1,750.00
[Housman, Laurence] The House of Joy [Together with] The Field of Clover. Laurence Housman.

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