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1890's, Press Books
1890's, Press Books English and American authors, poets and illustrators of the 1890's instrumental in shaping art and culture, including Beardsley and Bradley to Wilde. All major English and American fine presses as well as minor presses and important imprints from 1880-1905.
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[Shakespeare Head Press] Of Aucassin and Nicolette
London: Chatto and Windus, The Shakespeare Head Press, 1925. First Thus. Wavy grain morocco, gilt spine. Full-page illustrations and line drawing by PAUL WOODROFFE. Engraved by Clemence Housman. Corners sl. chipped, top of spine sl. worn, spine evenly faded, else very good. (Item #204)
Price: $190.00
[Shakespeare Head Press] Of Aucassin and Nicolette
[Way and Williams- Presentation] The Choir Invisible
Chicago: Way and Williams, 1897. First edition. Green cloth with superb gilt and black stamped design of stylized trees on both covers. Presentation Copy: "To Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Barnes with the writer's lov. December, 1897." Cover and title-page signed with the mark of Frank Hazenplug. TEG. Top/bottom of... (Item #457)
Price: $150.00
[Way and Williams- Presentation] The Choir Invisible. Mary Adams.
[Leadenhall Press] Deborah Dent and Her Donkey
London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, 1887. First edition thus. Color pictorial wrappers with had-colored illustration on cover. 10 hand-colored woodcut illustrations from the original Dean and Munday (1823) edition. Corner chipped, sl. wear, else very good. Scarce Leadenhall Press title. (Item #531)
Price: $150.00
[Leadenhall Press] Deborah Dent and Her Donkey. anon.
A History of English Lotteries. Now for the First Time Written
London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, 1893. First edition. Original fine wove beige cloth with printed labels on cover (pink) and label on spine with title and author. Contains 28 black and white and tinted facsimiles of early lotteries, broadsides and ephemera from the early days of printing and... (Item #797)
Price: $425.00
A History of English Lotteries. Now for the First Time Written. John Ashton.
[Seven Acres Press] Cantalena de Sancta Maria
Long Crendon: The Seven Acres Press, 1926. First edition. 8vo. Bound with ornate paper covered boards, vellum spine. Woodcut title, vignettes and illustrations by Loyd Haberly. Beautiful book. Fine. (Item #215)
Price: $170.00
[Seven Acres Press] Cantalena de Sancta Maria. Johan Awdlay.
[Copeland and Day] Songs of Exile
Boston: Copeland and Day, 1896. First edition. 12mo. Original drab boards, printed paper labels on cover and spine. Rubricated title page. Near fine. Quite scarce. (Item #251)
Price: $95.00
[Copeland and Day] Songs of Exile. Herbert Bates.
The Works of Max Beerbohm
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. First edition. 12mo. Brown cloth with famed cover design by Margaret Armstrong consisting of stylized butterflies/bow-ties, gold lamps and vines stamped in bright gold and white. Superb copy without the usual foxing almost always found with this title. Cover gilt is bold and bright... (Item #167)
Price: $375.00
The Works of Max Beerbohm. Max Beerbohm.
Bradley, His Book, Vol. One, No. One
Springfield, Massachusetts: The Wayside Press, 1896. First edition. Thin quarto, color pictorial wrappers by Will Bradley on thick card paper, both covers. Volume 1, No. 1. Enormously important and graphically printed in full colors comprising various advertisement illustrations designed exclusively by Will Bradley. The first number in a sequence of... (Item #1219)
Price: $450.00
Bradley, His Book, Vol. One, No. One. Will Bradley.
[Way & Williams- First Title of Press] Volunteer Grain
Chicago: Way and Williams, 1895. First edition. 8vo. Original dark green silk cloth, gilt borders and lettering. "One hundred and sixty copies printed from type, of which one hundred and fifty are for sale." Rubricated title pageThe first book of the celebrated firm of Way and Williams. Spine slightly sunned... (Item #207)
Price: $375.00
[Way & Williams- First Title of Press] Volunteer Grain. Francis F. Browne.
[Copeland and Day] Vivette, or The Momoirs of the Romance Association
Boston: Copeland and Day, 1897. First edition. Salmon embossed cloth with gilt lettering designed by Gelett Burgess. Endpapers illustrated comprising map of the town of Millamours designed by author. Very good, tight copy. Kraus 74. (Item #540)
Price: $135.00
[Copeland and Day] Vivette, or The Momoirs of the Romance Association. Gelett Burgess.
[Copeland and Day] Our Lady's Tumbler: A Tale of Mediaeval France
Boston: Copeland and Day, 1898. First edition thus. 12mo. Kelmscott-style buckram-backed gray paper covered boards. Spine with tear, label worn. (Item #187)
Price: $75.00
[Copeland and Day] Our Lady's Tumbler: A Tale of Mediaeval France. Isabel Butler.
[Blue Sky Press] Verses
Chicago: The Blue Sky Press, 1901. First edition. 12mo. Original gray paper covered boards with cover design in blue, red lettering cover and spine. #216 out of 250 copies printed and initialed "L" for Langworthy, the designer on Ruisdael hand-made paper. Ends of boards sl. discolored, overall a presentable copy... (Item #256)
Price: $95.00
[Blue Sky Press] Verses. Bessie Chandler.
[Elkin Mathews Imprint] A Little Child's Wreath
London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1894. First edition. Green buckram with gilt wreath design front cover. Vignette on title page. Book of poetry. Very good. (Item #458)
Price: $85.00
[Elkin Mathews Imprint] A Little Child's Wreath. Elizabeth Rachel Chapman.
Poems
London and Chicago: Elkin Mathews; Copeland and Day, 1894. Second edition. 8vo. Original gray paper covered boards with circular gilt motif on cover and spine. Illustrated title page (orange) and woodcut frontispiece by LAURENCE HOUSMAN. Elkin Mathews catalog for January, 1894 appears at end of book. Some light cover wear, very good. (Item #263)
Price: $150.00
Poems. Elkin Mathews; Laurence Housman Illus Copeland and Day, Francis Thompson.
Goody Platts, and Her Two Cats. A Tale in Words of One and Two Syllables.
London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1864. First edition. 12mo. 78pp. Original violet cloth with bold gilt central design, blindstamped concentric pattern on cover. Woodcut frontispiece illustration by Walter Crane (engraved by Edmund Evans). Early Crane appearance in book form. Sl. unobtrusive wear to upper spine, else very good and tight. (Item #388)
Price: $350.00
Goody Platts, and Her Two Cats. A Tale in Words of One and Two Syllables. Walter Crane, Thomas Miller.
[Signed by Author] A Bed of Feathers
London: The Mandrake Press, [1929]. First edition. 12mo. Black cloth spine, gold patterned paper covered boards. In original printed dust wrapper with pictorial cover. Signed by Author. Frontispiece illustration by Lionel Ellis. Printed on Japan Vellum. Fine in fine wrapper. (Item #872)
Price: $150.00
[Signed by Author] A Bed of Feathers. Rhys Davies.
Quinquaginta; A Birthday Book of Verses
New York: Privately Printed (De Vinne Press), 1888. First edition. Original parchment backed, gray paper covered boards with gilt ruling and leaf design, lettering in dark gray on cover, spine with large gilt lettering. Number 4 of only 50 Copies Printed, signed by De Vinne (publisher) on limitation page. Presentation... (Item #866)
Price: $950.00
Quinquaginta; A Birthday Book of Verses. William Reed De Vinne Press Rarity. Huntington.
[Blue Sky Press] The Harper and the King's Horse
Chicago: The Blue Sky Press, 1905. First edition. 4to. Brown paper covered boards, bold white lettering on cover, red cloth spine. Designs by Thomas Wood Stevens and illustrations by Sarah K. Smith. Fine. (Item #300)
Price: $95.00
[Blue Sky Press] The Harper and the King's Horse. Payne Erskine.
Iona, A Lay of Ancient Greece
Chicago: Dibble Publishing Co. 1891. First edition. White cloth spine, blue cloth covers with brilliant stamped design on cover in silver. Six full-page black and white plates by Helen Maitland Armstrong. Inner and outer margins of upper spine split, near fine internally. Scarce. (Item #878)
Price: $85.00
Iona, A Lay of Ancient Greece. Payne Erskine.
[Presentation Copy] Short Poems in Sunlight and Shade
London: Field and Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, 1894. First edition. Beige paper covered boards, gilt lettering. Presentation Copy: "A.W. Benson, with the authoress's kind regards in deep appreciation o fhis music, New Year, 1894" Covers rubbed anc corners bumped, internally very good. (Item #366)
Price: $85.00
[Presentation Copy] Short Poems in Sunlight and Shade. L. Florence Ffoulkes.
[Armstrong, Margaret] Songs of Childhood
New York: Charles Scribner, 1914. Quarto. Color pictorial paper covered boards by Margaret Armstrong. Later edition. Illustrated throughout with border designs by Armstrong, famed American book designer. Cover wear and chipping to corners, internally fine. (Item #412)
Price: $125.00
[Armstrong, Margaret] Songs of Childhood. Eugene Field.
[Elkin Mathews- Large Paper] Orchard Songs. 1893
London: Elkin Mathews, 1893. First edition. 12mo. Original publisher's full vellum over boards, gilt design on both covers. 150 Copies on Handmade Paper. Superb woodcut half-title and title page by J. Illingworth Kay. Uncut, unopened and fine. Scarce thus. (Item #467)
Price: $295.00
[Elkin Mathews- Large Paper] Orchard Songs. 1893. Norman Gale.
[Elkin Mathews] Some Poems of Lionel Johnson
London: Elkin Matthews, 1912. First edition thus. Small 8vo. Gray gilt cloth. 78pp. Stamp of Ford Library. Very good. (Item #252)
Price: $40.00
[Elkin Mathews] Some Poems of Lionel Johnson. Louise Imogen Guiney.
[Hazenplug, Frank] Poster: "The Chapbook"
Offered here is a "Chapbook" poster by Frank Hazenplug, issued as a promo for the Chapbook Journal, Stone and Kimball, ca. 1900. This is a marvelous image with brightly patterned blocks of color. The poster has been applied to canvass and has various unobtrusive paint overlays as repairs. Quite pleasing... (Item #444)
Price: $250.00
[Hazenplug, Frank] Poster: "The Chapbook" Frank Hazenplug.
[Elkin Mathews Imprint, Limited to 100 Copies] Prose Fancies
London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1894. First edition. 4to. Original drab paper-covered boards, paper label on spine. Limited to 100 Copies on Handmade Paper. Corners bumped, spine a little worn, flies foxed, else near fine internally, clean and bright. Very scarce Elkin Mathews imprint. (Item #191)
Price: $175.00
[Elkin Mathews Imprint, Limited to 100 Copies] Prose Fancies. Richard Le Gallienne.


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