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19th Century Publishers' Bookbindings
19th Century Publishers' Bookbindings Examples of the finest English and American publisher's bookbindings from 1840-1885 including many bound by John Leighton and nearly all with superb wood-engraved illustrations by artists of the day including WInslow Homer, F.O.C. Darley, Millais, Rossetti and many, many more. A subset of this offering comes from one major collection where nearly every book was found to be in fine condition; some, astonishingly, in virtual unused condition.
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[BINDING, VICTORIAN] The Course of Time, A Poem
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1857. First Illustrated Edition. Publisher's salmon fine-pebbled cloth with elaborate gilt stamped design on both covers and spine. A.E.G., beveled boards, 359pp. Profusely illustrated with 55 exquisite wood-engravings by Birket Foster, John Tenniel and J. R. Clayton and engraved by Edmund Evans, Dalziel Brothers, H.... (Item #910)
Price: $325.00
[BINDING, VICTORIAN] The Course of Time, A Poem. Victorian Binding, Robert Pollok.
[BINDING, VICTORIAN] Quarles' Emblems
London: James Nisbet and Company, 1861. First edition. Publisher's bright violet cloth with bold gilt designs and blind-stamped floral motif on both covers and spine. A.E.G., 321pp, beveled boards. Profusely illustrated with wood-engravings throughout by Charles Bennett and W. Harry Rogers. Spine evenly sunned, else a very fine copy of... (Item #918)
Price: $325.00
[BINDING, VICTORIAN] Quarles' Emblems. Victorian Binding, Frank Quarles.
[Dalziel, Foster, Tenniel, etc.] The Grave, A Poem
Edinburgh: A.C. Black, 1858. First edition thus. 8vo. Original plum cloth with blind-sped and gilt front cover and spine by JOHN LEIGHTON. Woodcut illustrations throughout engraved by Edmund Evans and Dalziel Brothers by Birket Foster, John Tenniel, T. Dalziel and others. Near fine. (Item #212)
Price: $250.00
[Dalziel, Foster, Tenniel, etc.] The Grave, A Poem. Robert Blair.
[Leighton, John ] Binding: Moral Emblems with Aphorisms, Adages and Proverbs
London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1865. Third edition. Quarto. Original brown cloth with bold gilt and black stamped/embossed cover design by John Leighton. Fully illustrated with woodcut illustrations, vignettes, borders and embellishments by Leighton. T.E.G. Brilliant copy, near fine. (Item #400)
Price: $175.00
[Leighton, John ] Binding: Moral Emblems with Aphorisms, Adages and Proverbs. Jacob Cats, Robert Farlie.
Stories from Homer
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1878. First edition. 12mo. Green cloth with central gilt figure of Homer, red bands, beveled edges. Illustrated with 24 fine color plates by Flaxman. Covers slight wear, one signature sightly sprung, else very good. (Item #903)
Price: $95.00
Stories from Homer. Rev. Alfred J. Church.
[Binding, Fine] John Leighton: Poems By Eliza Cook
London: Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, 1861. First edition. 4to. Publisher's gilt blue cloth with bold embossed design both covers and spine by John Leighton. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts by Gilbert, Watson, Weir and others. Corners considerably worn, extr. spine and edges show wear. Rear endpaper starting to crack. Occasional foxing. AEG. (Item #450)
Price: $150.00
[Binding, Fine] John Leighton: Poems By Eliza Cook. Eliza Cook.
Mince-Pie Island. A Christmas Story for Mince-Pie Eaters
London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, [1869]. First edition. 8vo. Green cloth with charming gilt illustration and lettering on cover and spine. Frontispiece and six superb full-page woodcut illustrations by an uncredited artist (signed E.N.D). Cover show some where, internally very good. Scarce. (Item #249)
Price: $150.00
Mince-Pie Island. A Christmas Story for Mince-Pie Eaters. Robert St. John Corbet.
The Gentleman in Black, and Tales of Other Days
London: C. Daly, [1840]. First edition thus. 12mo. Original publisher's cloth with stunning gilt-stamped design on cover and spine by John Leighton. 17 full-page engravings by GEORGE CRUIKSHANK. A.E.G. Foxing present as usual, but not detracting. A nice, tight copy of an attractive book. (Item #197)
Price: $175.00
The Gentleman in Black, and Tales of Other Days. George Cruikshank.
Folk Songs
New York: Charles Scribner, 1861. First edition. Quarto. Publisher's full brown morocco leather, heavily blind-stamped design on both covers, spine with five raised bands. A.E.G., beveled boards, marbled endpapers, gilt inner dentelles. A beautiful book with over sixty wood-engraved illustrations by artists of the day, including four illustrations by Nast... (Item #893)
Price: $275.00
Folk Songs. Nast etc. Illus Palmer Darley, John Williamson.
The Scouring of the White Horse
London: Macmillan, 1859. First edition. Publisher's blue cloth with exquisite cover illustration stamped in bright gold consisting of figures wrapped around and climbing up vines, spine gilt lettering. Exquisite double spread wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrations throughout by Richard Doyle. A fine copy of a thoroughly enchanting Victorian book. (Item #921)
Price: $550.00
The Scouring of the White Horse. Richard Illus and Cover Design Doyle, Thomas Hughes.
[Leighton, John; Birket Foster Illus] The Shipwreck
Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1858. First edition thus. 8vo. Blue cloth with striking gilt design stamped on front covers and spine by John Leighton. Illustrated throughout by Birket Foster. A.E.G. Corners bumped, some wear to top of spine. More brilliant gold presence than usually seen for this book. About... (Item #151)
Price: $325.00
[Leighton, John; Birket Foster Illus] The Shipwreck. William Falconer.
[Foster, Birket] The Traveller: A Poem
London: George Routledge & Sons, 1868. First edition thus. Publishers blue cloth with heavily ornate gilt stamped design on cover and spine. Illustrated throughout by Birket Foster. A.E.G, beveled boards. A fine copy, binding is nearly untarnished, strikingly bold as if new. Scarce thus. (Item #912)
Price: $350.00
[Foster, Birket] The Traveller: A Poem. Birket Goldsmith Foster, Oliver.
Poems of Thomas Hood
London: E. Moxon, 1872. First Thus. Large quarto. Original publisher's heavily gilt and stamped brown cloth with border designs over blue reilef panels, beveled boards. AEG. Tissue guarded woodcut illustrations throughout by Birket Foster. Expertly recased. About fine. A beautiful book. (Item #557)
Price: $750.00
Poems of Thomas Hood. Birket Foster, Thomas Hood.
[Scott, Weir, Tenniel] Parables from Nature
London: Bell and Daldy, 1865. 8vo. Third and Fourth Series. Elaborate gilt cloth (violet) with inset gilt cover design, beveled boards. Illustrations by W.B. Scott, Harrison Weir, John Tenniel and much more. AEG. Covers worn, rear spine discolored. Good only. (Item #199)
Price: $150.00
[Scott, Weir, Tenniel] Parables from Nature. Mrs. Alfred Gatty.
[Millais, J.E] The Parables of our Lord
London: Alexander Strahan, 1866. Original publisher's brown gilt cloth with designs on cover and spine. Full page frontispiece woodcut illustration by J.E. Millais. Covers show wear, esp on edges ad extr. of boards and spine. Both hinges are intact, one stain latter page. (Item #454)
Price: $225.00
[Millais, J.E] The Parables of our Lord. Thomas Guthrie.
The Christmas Holly
New York: Sheldon & Co. 1867. First edition. Publisher's brown cloth with bright gilt decorative cover, blindstamped rear cover. A.E.G., beveled boards. Wood-engraved title-page and four full-page tinted illustrations. Very slight tear to bottom of rear spine (1cm), else a fine copy. (Item #889)
Price: $150.00
The Christmas Holly. Marion Harland.
Heber's Hymns
London: Sampson, Low, Son and Marston Company, 1867. First edition. Publisher's green fine pebbled cloth with superb gilt design on cover, gilt spine, blind-stamped design on rear cover. A.E.G., beveled boards, 92pp printed on rectos only. Wood-engraved illustrations throughout by artists of the day. A truly fine, unused copy. (Item #919)
Price: $250.00
Heber's Hymns. Bishop Heber.
English Sacred Poetry of The Olden Time
London: The Religious Tract Society, 1864. First edition. 4to. Original ornate gilt cloth with superb and intricate patterns, on both covers and spine by John Leighton. Vignettes, devices, and full-page woodcut illustrations throughout by Noel Humphreys, G. Du Maurier, J.W. North, John Tenniel and others. Covers show usual wear, overall... (Item #305)
Price: $165.00
English Sacred Poetry of The Olden Time. Du Maurier Humphreys, etc., Tenniel, North, Rev. L. B. White.
[Victorian Illustrators] Songs of Seven
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1866. First American edition. Original brown cloth with bold gilt titling and designs front and back covers, spine. Bevelled edges. Illustrated throughout with whole and half page woodcut illustrations by artists of the period. Spine shows some wear, internally the book is in fine condition. (Item #402)
Price: $150.00
[Victorian Illustrators] Songs of Seven. Jean Ingelow.
Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures
London: Bradbury, Evans & Co. 1866. First edition. Publisher's full red illustrated calf with embossed gilt and blind-stamped design on both covers and spine. A.E.G, inner gilt dentelles, 190pp. Profusely illustrated with wood-engraving throughout by Charles Keene. Front cover slightly worn evenly over raised portion, extremities of spine sl. worn... (Item #917)
Price: $450.00
Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures. Charles Illus Keene, Douglas Jerrold.
Alexandra: A Gift Book to the Alexandra Orphanage for Infants, Hornsey Rise
London: James Clarke & James Nisbet Company, [ca. 1860]. First edition. 8vo. Blue cloth with superb gilt design on cover, black-stamped decorative borders by John Leighton. Color title page, photographic frontispiece and woodcut illustrations throughout by Leighton, Harrison Weir and others. Some cover wear and a little foxing internally, else... (Item #149)
Price: $175.00
Alexandra: A Gift Book to the Alexandra Orphanage for Infants, Hornsey Rise. John Leighton, etc., Weir, Thomas Archer.
Binding: Hyperion: A Romance with Illustrations by Birket Foster
London: David Bogue, 1853. First edition thus. Original blue publisher's cloth with deep inset on cover, complex gilt ruled design on both covers and spine by John Leighton. First illustrated edition, with nearly one hundred wood engravings by Birket Foster. Contains 18pp. illustrated catalogue of "Birket Foster's Beautifully Illustrated Editions"... (Item #392)
Price: $250.00
Binding: Hyperion: A Romance with Illustrations by Birket Foster. John Leighton, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Little Songs for Me to Sing
London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, ca 1860. First edition. 12mo. Publisher's green cloth with elaborate and enchanting gilt illustrated cloth, gilt spine, blind-stamped design on rear cover. Illustrated throughout with super wood-engravings by J.E. Millais. Corners worn, gilt on cover somewhat worn as is seen for this title, a very... (Item #922)
Price: $250.00
Little Songs for Me to Sing. Henry Leslie.
[Waugh, Ida] Belle's Pink Boots
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. 1881. First edition. 4to. Light brown cloth with elaborate gold stamped illustration and design highlighted in black, gold and silver lettering, beveled boards, decorative endpapers. 16 superb chromolithographic plates, black and white headpiece drawings all by IDA WAUGH. AEG. Very slight wear to spine... (Item #293)
Price: $250.00
[Waugh, Ida] Belle's Pink Boots. Joanna Mathews.
Parables from Nature
London: Bell and Daldy, 1861. First edition. 8vo. Original plum publisher's cloth with elaborate gilt blocked design cover and spine. AEG. Two woodcut engravings by Hunt, one by J.E. Millais, and 11 other by contemporary artists. AEG. Covers sl. faded, bottom of spine frayed, corners bumped. Internally very clean and... (Item #200)
Price: $275.00
Parables from Nature. Hunt Millais, etc., Mrs. Alfred Gatty.


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