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Included here are influential designers in America at the turn of the 19th Century, small presses such as Copeland & Day, Way and Williams, Stone & Kimball and many other smaller presses who showcased some of the finest designers, artists, poets and authors of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements from both England and America. Among these included Frank Hazenplug, Will Bradley, Aubrey Beardsley, Maxfield Parrish, Kate Chopin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Allen White, Octave Thanet (Alice French), Edgar Lee Masters, and L. Frank Baum, to name just a few.
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[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.
Forty Modern Fables
New York: R. H. Russell, 1901. First edition. Green cloth spine, tinted pictorial paper covered boards front and back. Printed by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press. Very good. (Item #599)
Price: $95.00
Forty Modern Fables. George Ade.
The Girl Proposition
New York: R. H. Russell, 1903. First edition. Beige cloth with cover tinted insert by George Barr McCutcheon. Illustrated throughout with dozens of full-page woodcut illustrations by McCutcheon. Near fine. (Item #777)
Price: $75.00
The Girl Proposition. George Ade.
People You Know
New York: R. H. Russell, 1903. First edition. 12mo. Light blue cloth with elaborate design motif in darker blue on cover. Illustrated throughout with numerous attractive woodcuts and line drawings by John T. McCutcheon and others. Near fine. (Item #602)
Price: $85.00
People You Know. George Ade.
The New Pacific
New York: The Bancroft Company, 1900. First edition. Very thick octavo. Green cloth with intricate gilt stamped cover design, gilt spine, by Margaret Armstrong. 738 pp. TEG. A scarce Armstrong cover, erroneously credited to Maitland Armstrong. #16. Covers clean and bright, very good. (Item #673)
Price: $150.00
The New Pacific. Margaret Armstrong, Hubert Howe Bancroft.
The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1896. First edition. Blue cloth with attractive white-stamped design on cover. Illustrations throughout in black and white. Fine copy. (Item #622)
Price: $75.00
The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces. John Kendrick Bangs.
The Pursuit of the House Boat
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898. 12mo. Beige cloth with superb cover illustration in gold and colors by Peter Newell. Illustrations by Peter Newell. Fine. (Item #618)
Price: $125.00
The Pursuit of the House Boat. John Kendrick Bangs.
Heart's Content
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1915. First edition. Green illustrated cloth with cover design by E. S. Holloway. Four full-page color plates by H. Weston Taylor, decorations throughout by Holloway. A very pleasing aesthetic production. TEG. Near fine. (Item #868)
Price: $65.00
Heart's Content. Ralph Henry Barbour.
The Mistress of Shenstone
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1910. First edition. Thick octavo. Blue wavy grain cloth with bold gold stamped floral design on cover and spine by Margaret Armstrong. Eight full-page illustrations in color by F. H. Townsend. Border decorations throughout in light green by Armstrong. A fine copy. Gullans &... (Item #670)
Price: $175.00
The Mistress of Shenstone. Florence L. Barclay.
A Song of a Single Note. A Love Story
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1902. First edition. Green cloth with gilt, white and darker green pictorial designs on cover and spine. Illustrated with four full-page tinted plates by Anna Wheelan Betts (Brandywine Illustrator and student of Howard Pyle). Very good. (Item #773)
Price: $75.00
A Song of a Single Note. A Love Story. Amelia Barr.
Tommy and Grizel
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. First edition. Brown linen weave cloth, cover with attractive leaf and berry design in green and red, gilt and black device, by Margaret Armstrong. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Eleven full-page black and white illustrations by Bernard Partridge. Corners slightly bumped, near fine... (Item #675)
Price: $150.00
Tommy and Grizel. J. M. Barrie.
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.
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 with regards cover, rather excessive foxing almost always found with this title. Cover gilt is bold... (Item #848)
Price: $250.00
The Works of Max Beerbohm. Max Beerbohm.
[Armstrong, Margaret] The Bastille, with a Preface by James Breck Perkins
New York: James Pott & Company, 1901. First edition. Two volumes. Blue fine grained cloth with superb and bold gilt blocked design on covers and spines by Margaret Armstrong. Original publisher's dust jackets with same gilt design on spines. 34 photograveures, illustrations, etc., tissue-guarded. TEG. Both volumes in extremely fine... (Item #835)
Price: $250.00
[Armstrong, Margaret] The Bastille, with a Preface by James Breck Perkins. D. Bingham.
Fate, Ada Negri
Boston: Copeland and Day, 1898. First edition. Reddish brown cloth with gold lettering and ruled lines both covers. Very good. Kraus 95. (Item #595)
Price: $65.00
Fate, Ada Negri. A. M. Von Blomberg.
Little Marjorie's Love Story
Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co. 1891. First edition. Blue cloth with cover illustration in white by Margaret Armstrong. Illustrated throughout by Helen Maitland Armstrong. One of first Margaret Armstrong covers. Head of spine frayed, both hinges cracked, else very good. Scarce. Gullans & Espey #35. (Item #862)
Price: $125.00
Little Marjorie's Love Story. Marguerite Bouvet.
Sweet William
Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co. 1907. Early edition. Blue cloth with white stamped design front cover and spine by Margaret Armstrong. 16 full-page and line drawing by both Margaret Armstrong and her sister, Helen Maitland Armstrong. Very good. (Item #663)
Price: $50.00
Sweet William. Marguerite Bouvet.
Tales of an Old Chateau
Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co. 1899. First edition. Light green cloth with attractive cover design stamped in dark green and gold by Margaret Armstrong. Twelve full-page illustrations by Helen Maitland Armstrong, decorative title page and vignettes. Front hinge starting, else near fine. Gullans & Espey, #39. (Item #775)
Price: $95.00
Tales of an Old Chateau. Marguerite Bouvet.
[Bridges, Robert- Presentation Copy] Suppressed Chapters
New York: Charles Scribner's, 1895. First edition. Maroon cloth with gilt line drawing, letter on cover, gilt spine. Presentation Copy: "Another Maxim for O.W. Brewer, 'Why should anyone read books for amusement in Summer? x x x Most contemporary books are merely substitutions for entertaining men and women, and usually... (Item #625)
Price: $175.00
[Bridges, Robert- Presentation Copy] Suppressed Chapters. Robert Bridges.
The Road to Castaly
Boston: Copeland and Day, 1896. First edition. Green fine ribbed cloth with darker green line illustration on both covers, gilt lettering covers and spine. Scarce title by Alice Brown. Near fine. (Item #635)
Price: $80.00
The Road to Castaly. Alice Brown.
Pippa Passes
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1903 [1900]. Early Edition. Green cloth with elaborate gilt, green and white stamped cover design by Margaret Armstrong. Full-page frontispiece and lavishly illustrated throughout with ornate border designs by Armstrong. A very good copy. (Item #837)
Price: $75.00
Pippa Passes. Robert Browning.
Jersey Street and Jersey Lane
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. First edition. Dark blue cloth with elaborate white stamped cover design by Margaret Armstrong, gilt lettering on cover and spine. Illustrated by A.B. Frost, B. West Clinedinst, Irving Wiles and Kenneth Frazier. TEG. Four-line unattributed poem fragment written in a contemporary hand attached to... (Item #690)
Price: $85.00
Jersey Street and Jersey Lane. H. C. Bunner.
The Poems of the H. C. Bunner
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. Light green cloth gilt stamped design on cover and spine by Margaret Armstrong. Photograveure frontispiece. TEG. Front free fly unevenly pasted, else very good. Gullans & Espey, #47. (Item #669)
Price: $50.00
The Poems of the H. C. Bunner. H. C. Bunner.
Love in Old Clothes
New York: Charles Scribner, 1898. Early Edition. Green cloth with complex vine design in white and goldon front cover and spine by Margaret Armstrong. A near fine copy. Gullans & Espey, #46. (Item #621)
Price: $75.00
Love in Old Clothes. H. C. Bunner.
[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.


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