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Hand and Soul
London: At the Sign of the Unicorn, 1910. 12mo. Maroon calf. 46pp. Partially unopened. Covers scuffd. (Item #4236)
Price: $125.00
Hand and Soul. Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Rush, Olive- TLS to Miss Pyle
n.d. Autograph typed letter signed by Olive Rush, Brandywine Illustrator, to Miss Katharine Pyle, fellow illustrator, dated, 1933, from her Santa Fe home: "Dear Miss Pyle: It was so sweet of you to write me a special letter about the exhibition and I wish to thank you for it and... (Item #4235)
Price: $175.00
Rush, Olive- TLS to Miss Pyle. Olive Rush.
[Poster- Violet Oakley] "For the Preservation of Italy, Guardian of the World's most precious heritage of Beauty"
Color poster, image size: 11 x15" on cardboard, probably printed in early 1940's from the original painting. We have not found if the image was originally published. There is one small chip out of the top left corner (about 1" square) which comes right up to the corner border of... (Item #4211)
Price: $275.00
[Poster- Violet Oakley] "For the Preservation of Italy, Guardian of the World's most precious heritage of Beauty" Violet Oakley.
[Morris & Co..] William Morris Wallpaper, A Large Roll. "Marigold" Pattern
Offered here is a large roll of original unused Morris and Company wallpaper bearing the marks, "Morris & Co," in repeating fashion, on the outer edge of the print. This is the renowned "MARIGOLD" pattern, first designed by William Morris in 1875, and this rare example probably dates to turn... (Item #4210)
Price: $1,250.00
[Morris & Co..] William Morris Wallpaper, A Large Roll. "Marigold" Pattern. William Morris.
Bethlehem; A Nativity Play
London: Macmillan, 1902. First Trade Edition. Original fine wove green cloth with superb triangle motif of flowers in gilt on front cover, gilt spine. Foxing as commonly seen for th this title on pages. Very good. (Item #4209)
Price: $150.00
Bethlehem; A Nativity Play. Laurence Housman.
[Manuscript Poem- 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
[Manuscript Poem- Club Bindery] Airs From Arcady. H. C. Bunner.
[Scott, William Bell] Autobiographical Notes of the Life of William Bell Scott
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892. First edition thus. Two volumes. Original turquoise cloth, gilt spines. Packed with 25 illustrations and 8 etchings. The first American Edition. A fine copy. (Item #4207)
Price: $250.00
[Scott, William Bell] Autobiographical Notes of the Life of William Bell Scott. W. Minto.
[Pissarro, Esther- ALS Laid-in] Lucien Pissarro
London: Constable & Company, 1962. Bright green cloth, color pictorial glossy dust wrapper. WIth a 2pp. ALS from Esther Pissarro laid in, written in March, 1945, mentioning her dear husband (i.e. Lucien) who died just last year. Written on both side of a light-weight paper, "4 March. 45. At 25... (Item #4206)
Price: $325.00
[Pissarro, Esther- ALS Laid-in] Lucien Pissarro. W. W. Meadmore.
[Smith, Jessie Willcox] A Child's Prayer
Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1925. First edition. Gray paper wrappers (later) with color cover insert illustration by Smith. Color frontispiece and vignette illustrations throughout in light blue. Scarce. (Item #4205)
Price: $275.00
[Smith, Jessie Willcox] A Child's Prayer. Cora Cassard Toogood.
[Smith, Jessie Willcox] The Night Before Christmas
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1912. First edition thus. Oblong 8vo. Original red color pictorial paper covered boards, illustrated endpapers. Illustrated endpapers. Color illustrations throughout by Smith. Paper on spine worn off, sunning to a strip of the edges front boards. (Item #4204)
Price: $325.00
[Smith, Jessie Willcox] The Night Before Christmas. Clement C. Moore.
The Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1914. First edition. Oblong 4to. Original black cloth with full-size color pictorial cover insert by JW Smith, lettering in white ink on spine. Color pictorial endsheets, illustrated title-page and 17 full-page color plates by Jessie Willcox Smith. Not the first issue, but a rare... (Item #4203)
Price: $425.00
The Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose. Jessie Willcox Smith.
[Oakley, Violet, Magnum Opus, Limited, Signed] The Holy Experiment
Philadelphia: Privately Printed by Violet Oakley, 1922. First edition. Elephant Folio measuring 15 5/8 inches wide, 23 inches long. 51 pp + [7] and 22 superb full color tipped in plates, some folding to enormous size. Original full brown leather embossed with geometric and floral stamped desgins in dark brown... (Item #4202)
Price: $3,250.00
[Oakley, Violet, Magnum Opus, Limited, Signed] The Holy Experiment. Violet Oakley, Signed, Limited, Magnum Opus.
The Vege-men's Revenge
London and New York: Longmans, Green & Co. 1897. First edition. Original color pictorial paper covered boards. One of the greatest anthropomorphic classics of the late 19th Century, these wonderfully creative and adaptive illustrations and story line by Florence Upton remain a classic to this day. A good copy, with... (Item #4201)
Price: $475.00
The Vege-men's Revenge. Florence K. Upton.
Kling Klang Gloria
Wien: Tempsky & Co. 1907. First edition. Oblong quarto. Color pictorial cloth backed paper covered boards, color illustrated endpapers. Full-page color illustrations on every other page, illustrated title page, color cover, all by Heinrich Lefler. A classic in Jugendstil design. A fine copy, one of the nicest we have seen... (Item #4200)
Price: $1,500.00
Kling Klang Gloria. Heinrich Lefler.
[Morris, William] The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems
London: Bell and Daldy, 1858. First edition. Original brown fine wove cloth, gitl lettering on spine. Recased with original cloth laid down on spine. 248pp. Very good. (Item #4196)
Price: $375.00
[Morris, William] The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems. William Morris.
[Mother Goose- German] De Nieuwe Moeder d Gans, Gouden Eieren
Leiden: D. Noothoven Van Goor, ca. 1890. Printed wrappers. 16pp. Woodcut illustrations every page, hand-colored. Some fraying, very good. (Item #4193)
Price: $175.00
[Mother Goose- German] De Nieuwe Moeder d Gans, Gouden Eieren. A. van der Hoop.
[Crane, Walter- Mini-Poster] The Triumph of Labour
Mini-poster by Walter Crane, 8 x 15," printed in Germany by Druck der Geesellschaft Kunst in Wien (Vienna) ca. 1910. together with printed sheet, "Song for Labour Day." Very good. In roll. Scarce. (Item #4192)
Price: $375.00
[Crane, Walter- Mini-Poster] The Triumph of Labour. Walter Crane.
Triumfzla. One of 15 Copies, Signed
Praha (Prague): Prumyslova, 1927. Original black paper covered boards, paper label on spine. #11 of 15 Copies on Japan Vellum. Portrait of the author on wood by Frantisek Kobliha. Signed in colophon at end by two individuals, probably printer/publisher (Kaniseh, Braunerova). Signed by Kobliha in pencil at bottom of frontispiece... (Item #4191)
Price: $375.00
Triumfzla. One of 15 Copies, Signed. Arthur Breisky.
[Prague Children's Classic] Four SeparateTitles Illustrated by Joseph Skupa: "Prihody Loutek," "Kasparkovy Radovanky," "Hurvinkovo Posviceni," and "Vanoce Spejblu"
Offered here are four scarce children's books by the Czech illustrator Joseph Skupa (writen by Frank Wenig, all quartos, and all first editions, printed on thicker stock paper, all with color covers and illustrated throughout by Wenig in marvelous interpretive and color fashion. Praha (Prague), ca. 1930, Strasnice. All single... (Item #4190)
Price: $750.00
[Prague Children's Classic] Four SeparateTitles Illustrated by Joseph Skupa: "Prihody Loutek," "Kasparkovy Radovanky," "Hurvinkovo Posviceni," and "Vanoce Spejblu" Frank Wenig.
[Prague Children's Classic] Joseph Skupa Illustrated: "Kasparek A Spejbl, na cestach," and Kasparek A Spejbl, a spol"
Praha (Prague): Strasnice, ca. 1940. 8vo. Two separate titles. Original color pictorial paper covered boards, blue cloth spine. Illustrated throughout with full-page color plates by Joseph Skupa. Near fine. Scarce thus. (Item #4189)
Price: $250.00
[Prague Children's Classic] Joseph Skupa Illustrated: "Kasparek A Spejbl, na cestach," and Kasparek A Spejbl, a spol" Frank Wenig.
Broucci
No place, no publisher, no date, but probably ca. 1930's. 1912. Color pictorial paper covered boards, blue cloth spine. Wonderfully illustrated with full-page color plates throughout. Brou ci is a classic children's book by Jan Karafi·t published in the Czech language in the early 1870s. The title is the Czech... (Item #4188)
Price: $250.00
Broucci. Jan Karafiat.
Amor a Psyche
Praze (Prague): Vydal Arthur Novak, 1923. Original handmade batik paper covered boards. Illustrated throughout with attractive interpretations by Hugo Beottinger. Laid in is a striking and sullen original photograph. Spine separated at front edge, else near fine internally. (Item #4187)
Price: $150.00
Amor a Psyche. Lucius Apuleius.
Ohlas, Pisni Ruskych a Ceskych
Praze (Prague): L Bradac, K. Dyrynk, 1923. Exquisite original full crushed morocco binding, decorative title page by V. H. Brunner. Copy #715 (red stamp on colophon). Near fine. (Item #4186)
Price: $25.00
Ohlas, Pisni Ruskych a Ceskych. Fr. L. Celakovskeho.
Dobry Clovek Jeste Zije
Praha (Prague): Symposion, 1924. Original full brownstamped calf, gilt spine. #59 of 150 Copies. Superb title and frontispiece woodcut illustration, and exquisite etched full-page frontispiece by Vladimir Silovsky, signed in pencil at bottom. Fine. Scarce thus. (Item #4185)
Price: $250.00
Dobry Clovek Jeste Zije. Romain Rolland.
Splav
Praze (Prague): Nakladatel fr. Borovy, 1916. Superb original vellum over board covers with bold design stamped in silver on both covers. Printed in black and peach colored ornaments. In original color patterned slipcase. Scare. Fine. (Item #4184)
Price: $150.00
Splav. Frana Sramek.


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