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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.
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.
[Wyeth, N.C.- In Original Glassine and Box] Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First edition. IN ORIGINAL BOX AND CLEAR GLASSINE WITH ONE PRINTED PAPER INSIDE PANEL AS ISSUED. Original black cloth with gilt spine and full size color cover insert on cover. "A" and Scribner's seal denoting first issue. Illustrated title page, endpapers and 14 superb... (Item #2987)
Price: $1,750.00
[Wyeth, N.C.- In Original Glassine and Box] Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come. John Fox.
[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.
[Jugendstil Classic] Bilderbucher Band Tiere
Koln: H. & F. Schaffstein, [1906]. Second edition. Oblong quarto. Original color pictorial paper covered boards, beautifully patterned endsheets in color. The classic Jugendstil book, marvelously illustrated by the great Freyhold, with twelve full-page color pictures. "Freyhold's picture books are marvels in the early development of the picture book of... (Item #3622)
Price: $1,850.00
[Jugendstil Classic] Bilderbucher Band Tiere. Konrad Ferdinand Von Freyhold.
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.
[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.
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.
[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.
[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.
Park: A Fantastic Story
[London]: Sheed & Ward, 1932. First edition. Original light red cloth spine, paper covered boards. Printed by Rene Hague & Erick Gill. In scarce original printed dust wrapper (yellow) with lettering on cover and spine in red and black (as well as front flap). 250 copies. Copperplate etched frontispiece by... (Item #2886)
Price: $1,250.00
Park: A Fantastic Story. John Gray.
[Greenaway, Kate] Mini-Collection of Four Almanacks, Each in Original Printed Dust Wrapper
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1885, 1886, 1891, 1895. First edition. 32mo. Offered here are four original Kate Greenaway Almanacks for the years, 1885, 1886, 1891 and 1895, all in similar original dust wrappers. All quarter cloth, glazed color pictorial paper covered boards, illustrations throughout in color by Kate Greenaway... (Item #4327)
Price: $2,400.00
[Greenaway, Kate] Mini-Collection of Four Almanacks, Each in Original Printed Dust Wrapper. Kate Greenaway.
[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.
[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.
[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.
Hogarth ] Works of William Hogarth In a Series of One Hundred and Fifty Steel Engravings
London & New York: E. T. Brain & Co. 1840. First edition thus. Large quartos. Two volumes. Sumptuously bound by Morrell in full wavy-grained olive morocco with attractive repeating gilt blossom motif on both covers, ornate gilt spines, dentelles, marbled boards. AEG. A prodigious two volume set in striking matched... (Item #2132)
Price: $1,850.00
Hogarth ] Works of William Hogarth In a Series of One Hundred and Fifty Steel Engravings. William Hogarth.

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