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Catalog 25: Annual Autumn Catalogue
Catalog 25: Annual Autumn Catalogue

Featuring predominantly newly acquired items sure to please. Catalogue 25 contains a wide variety of rare books from a diverse span of history featuring fine bindings and illustrated books, scarce children's books, 19th century literature and one-of-a-kind offerings in many different genres from the 18th to 20th Centuries. We think this is our best to date, so please take some time and enjoy!

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[Japanese Children's Book] KinguuBukku: Ko-Uma no O-hanashi (King Book: Great Story of a Pony)
1940 (Showa 14). 4to. Color pictorial card wrappers. 16 pages of full color illustrations, story of a pony. Wear to spine esp., else very good. (Item #488)
Price: $175.00
[Japanese Children's Book] KinguuBukku: Ko-Uma no O-hanashi (King Book: Great Story of a Pony)
[Japenese Children's Book] Dama Oya no Kokkei (Funny Boss)
Tokyo: 1910 (Meiji 42). First edition. Color pictorial wrappers. 16pp. Superb color illustrations throughout. Early Japanese children's book with humorous renderings, somewhat grotesque or risqué. Very good. (Item #525)
Price: $225.00
[Japenese Children's Book] Dama Oya no Kokkei (Funny Boss)
[Beskow, Elsa] Daumelischen
Munchen: Georg Dietrich, ca. 1920. First edition. 4to. Color pictorial paper covered boards. Superb illustrations in color throughout by ELSA BESKOW. Book 5 in the Kunstler Bilderbucher Series. Covers show wear, corners and edges chipped, some soiling and lacks front free fly, still a nice copy internally of a delightful Jugendstil book. (Item #275)
Price: $325.00
[Beskow, Elsa] Daumelischen. Hans Christian Andersen.
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.
Essays in Criticism (First and Second Series); Discourses in America: Three Volumes
London: Macmillan, 1906-1908. Three separate volumes. Uniformly bound in half red crushed morocco, marbled paper covered boards and endpapers. T.E.G. Very good, attractive set. (Item #968)
Price: $150.00
Essays in Criticism (First and Second Series); Discourses in America: Three Volumes. Matthew Arnold.
[Arnoux, Guy- Illus] Tambours et Trompettes
Paris: Devambez, editeur. First edition. n.d. (ca. 1918). Huge folio (13 x 17 inches) suite of ten superbly colored full-page illustrations loose, as issued, and a full-color illustrated title page by note French illustrator Guy Arnoux. Original color pictorial folding covers with ribbon ties. Limited to 475 numbered copies (#218)... (Item #27)
Price: $2,500.00
[Arnoux, Guy- Illus] Tambours et Trompettes. Guy Illus Arnoux.
[Pyle, Katharine] Elf King's Flowers
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. 1924. First edition. 4to. Original green cloth backed decorated paper covered boards with cover and spine printed labels. In original gree pictorial dust wrapper with darker green design and lettering on both covers. Illustrated endpapers. Superb color frontispiece by Katharine Pyle, illustrated throughout in... (Item #834)
Price: $125.00
[Pyle, Katharine] Elf King's Flowers. Aunt Sadie.
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 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.
Jane, Joseph & John
Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, n.d. (ca 1910). First edition. Large quarto. Color pictorial paper covered boards, green cloth spine. Attractive full-page color plates by Maurice E. Day, decorations by T.B. Hapgood. Corners chipped, occasional wear. Very good. (Item #705)
Price: $125.00
Jane, Joseph & John. Ralph Bergengren.
The Orphant Annie Book
Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill Company, 1908. First edition thus. Square folio. Cloth backed, color pastedown on cover. Full page tinted illustrated, other drawings and embellishments by Ethyl Franklin Betts. Covers show wear, esp. at extremities, very good, tight copy. (Item #529)
Price: $150.00
The Orphant Annie Book. Ethyl Franklin Betts, James Whitcomb Riley.
The Boy Lives on Our Farm
Indianapolis: The Bobbs Merrill Company, 1908. First edition thus. Square folio. Original blue cloth with color pictorial insert on front cover, five full page tinted illustrations, other drawings throughout by Ethyl Franklin Betts. Unobtrusive crack in rear inside boards, else very good. (Item #528)
Price: $175.00
The Boy Lives on Our Farm. Ethyl Franklin Betts, James Whitcomb Riley.
The Raggedy Man
Indianapolis: The Bobbs Merrill Company, 1907. First edition thus. Square folio size. Original dark green cloth with color pictorial insert on front cover. Eight superb full page color illustrations plus drawings, border designs and decorations on every page in tint by Ethyl Franklin Betts. Probably her most sought-after book. Near fine. (Item #527)
Price: $350.00
The Raggedy Man. Ethyl Franklln Riley Betts, James Whitcomb.
Poems by Goldsmith and Parnel
London: W. Bulmer; T. Printed for Cadell and W. Davies, 1804. First Octavo Edition. 8vo. Full patterned calf with understated gilt designs on corners, morocco labels on spine. Five plates and eight woodcut illustrations by John and Thomas Bewick. Superb quality in the plates. Corners bumped, some wear to covers... (Item #194)
Price: $450.00
Poems by Goldsmith and Parnel. John and Thomas Bewick, Oliver Goldsmith.
[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.
The Farmer' Boy; A Rural Poem
London: Vernor and Hood, Poultry and Longman and Rees, 1803. Seventh Edition. Contemporary calf-backed, paper covered boards, morocco label. Frontispiece and nine superb wood engravings. Moderate wear to binding, internally a little thumbing and soiling, but a very good copy of a scarce and early edition of this classic. (Item #980)
Price: $185.00
The Farmer' Boy; A Rural Poem. Robert Bloomfield.
[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.
[E.S. Green Illus] The White People
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1917. First edition. Blue cloth with bold gilt design. Four full-page plates in tint by Elizabeth Shippen Green. Very good. (Item #818)
Price: $75.00
[E.S. Green Illus] The White People. Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Hours of Idleness, A Series of Poems, Original and Translated
Newark: S. and J. Ridge, 1807. First Edition, Later Printing. Finely bound in full dark brown crushed morocco with gilt ruled borders, three-dot motif in corners, five wrap-around embossed strapwork devices connecting five raised bands which have gilt ruled borders. A fine copy of the rare first edition with later... (Item #937)
Price: $1,250.00
Hours of Idleness, A Series of Poems, Original and Translated. George Gordon Noel Byron.
Bon Himmel und Erde
Leipzing: Alfred Hahn's Verlag, ca 1910. Cloth backed color pictorial paper covered boards. 32pp. Superb color illustrations nearly every page by Gertrud Caspari. Very good. (Item #522)
Price: $175.00
Bon Himmel und Erde. Gertrud Illus Caspari, Adolf Holst.
[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.
Traditions of Edinburgh
Edinburgh: W. & C. Tait, 1825. First edition. 12mo. Two volumes. Half calf, marbled boards and endpapers. Rubbing to marbled paper, wear to corners sides of spine. Internally clean and tight. There is an excellent original pencil portrait sketch at back of volume 1 date Oct 15, 1840. (Item #975)
Price: $350.00
Traditions of Edinburgh. Robert Chambers.
Letters on the Improvement of the Mind
London: Scatcherd and Letterman, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Cadell and Davies, etc. 1820. New Edition. Contemporary full smooth blindstamped tan calf, gilt spine. Early edition of this classic, the first edition of which is quite rare. Small piece bottom of spine missing, moderate wear, internally near fine. (Item #981)
Price: $350.00
Letters on the Improvement of the Mind. Chapone Mrs.
English Female Artists
London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876. First edition. Two volumes. Original light blue blindstamped cloth. Woodcut devices throughout as head and tailpieces, chapter initials, by Walter Crane. Rare treatise on contemporary women artists such as Helen Allingham, Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema, Lucy Rossetti (Macox Brown), E.V.B. and many more. Spine on volume two... (Item #939)
Price: $325.00
English Female Artists. Ellen C. Clayton.


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