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[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.
[Gay, John] The Shepherd's Week. In Six Pastorals (not in British Library)
London: R. Burleigh, 1714. Scarce and important "Ordinary Paper Copy," bound in plain gray laid paper wrappers (not original). 7 etched plates by Louis du Guernier. The date on the title-page is possibly a misprint: the exact bibliography of this scarce edition is not fully understood, but textual evidence and... (Item #3866)
Price: $1,850.00
[Gay, John] The Shepherd's Week. In Six Pastorals (not in British Library). Mr. J. Gay, John.
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.
[Rowlandson, Thomas] Three Works in Original Orange Publisher's Cloth: The Vicar of Wakefield; The History of Johnny Quae Genus; Journal of Sentimental Travels in the Southern Provinces of France
London: Ackermann, 1821; 1822, 1823. First editions. Group of three works illustrated by Rowlandson. GOLDSMITH, OLIVER. The Vicar of Wakefield. London: Ackermann, 1823; Together with [COMBE, WILLIAM]. The History of Johnny Quae Genus. London: R. Ackermann, 1822; And [Idem.] Journal of Sentimental Travels in the Southern Provinces of France. London... (Item #4276)
Price: $1,750.00
[Rowlandson, Thomas] Three Works in Original Orange Publisher's Cloth: The Vicar of Wakefield; The History of Johnny Quae Genus; Journal of Sentimental Travels in the Southern Provinces of France. Oliver Goldsmith, William Combe.
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.
[Binding, Fine- Adams Bindery, ONE OF ONLY FOUR COPIES] Horace Walpole and the Strawberry Hill Press (1757-1789)
Canton, PA: Lewis Buddy, 3rd; The Kirgate Press, 1901. First edition. A superbly bound binding by Adams on the excessively scarce and highly limited Japan Vellum edition for this Kirgate Press title, limited to only FOUR COPIES, so stated by Lewis Buddy, its founder, in a holograph note below the... (Item #4502)
Price: $2,250.00
[Binding, Fine- Adams Bindery, ONE OF ONLY FOUR COPIES] Horace Walpole and the Strawberry Hill Press (1757-1789). Munson Aldrich Havens.
[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.
[Hoffmann, Heinrich] Konig Nussknacker; und der arme Reinhold. Ein Kindermahrchen in Bildern von Heinrich Hoffmann
Frankfurt am Main: Literairische Anstalt (Rotten & Lining), ca 1851. Brown cloth spine, pictorial paper covered boards. A childhood story in pictures. With a hand-colored title page, 33 half-page hand-colored woodcuts. Illustrated cardboard. Heinrich Hoffmann's second picture book. Hoffmann let the toy figures, which he had bought (probably for his... (Item #3616)
Price: $1,250.00
[Hoffmann, Heinrich] Konig Nussknacker; und der arme Reinhold. Ein Kindermahrchen in Bildern von Heinrich Hoffmann. Heinrich Hoffmann.
[Vienna Sucession] Das Neue Narrenschiff
Wien: Druck Bruder Rosenbaum, 1911. First edition. 12mo. Superb gilt illustrated red leather bindiing fold-over with cover design by Josef Hoffman, key Jugendstil, Secessionist artist and founder of the Wiener Werkstatte in 1903. Gilt lettering on back: "Concordia Ball, 1911). Gilt-fabric closure ties; 67 pp. Booklet of poems and illustrations... (Item #2952)
Price: $1,250.00
[Vienna Sucession] Das Neue Narrenschiff. Josef Hofmann, Sebastian Brant.
Humorous Poems
London: Macmillan and Co. 1893. First edition thus. 4to. Lavish Zaehnsdorf Exhibition Binding. . Bound in full red rich crushed morocco with gilt scrollwork devices around edges of both covers and extending toward center, gilt rules and stippling including outside edges, ornate gilt dentelles and superb silk moirÈ endpapers. With... (Item #2469)
Price: $1,750.00
Humorous Poems. Thomas Hood.
[Bradley, Will- Hough's First Book: One of Scarcest Bradley Covers ] The Singing Mouse Stories
New York: Forest and Stream Pub. Co. 1895. First edition. Narrow 8vo, measuring 7 x 3 3/4 inches. One of the scarcest, and arguably one of the most alluring and vividly interpretive cover designs by Will Bradley, with a distinctively Nouveau and highly stylized gilt stamped design on both covers... (Item #4517)
Price: $1,500.00
[Bradley, Will- Hough's First Book: One of Scarcest Bradley Covers ] The Singing Mouse Stories. Emerson Hough.
[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.
[Housman, Laurence] Of Aucassin and Nicolette
London: Chatto & Windus, 1925. First edition. Original holland cloth backed gray paper covered boards with printed paper label on spine. The rare LARGE PAPER COPY, Number 133 of 160 Copies, Signed by both the illustrator, Paul Woodruffe and the designer, Laurence Housman. Printed on fine Batchelor's Kelmscott handmade paper... (Item #2771)
Price: $1,250.00
[Housman, Laurence] Of Aucassin and Nicolette. Laurence Housman, designer/.

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