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1 [Whitman, Sarah, Wyman]; Coolidge, Susan RHYMES AND BALLADS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
Boston Roberts Brothers 1892 First Edition Cloth Good + Garrett, E. H. ; Richards, Harriet Roosevelt 
C4to (10” x 7 ½”). pp. viii; 143. Unsigned Sarah Wyman Whitman binding in smooth olive green cloth boards stamped in silver on cover with titles in Mrs. Whitman’s high waisted, rustic sans serif lettering and fillets dividing the cover into quadrants decorated with corner flowers. Spine stamped with titles in silver. Frontis. with tissue guard and b/w Arts & Crafts illustrations throughout by E. H. Garrett, Harriet Roosevelt Richards and others. Good+ condition with a clean, age toned interior; faint foxing to tissue guard and soiling and scuffing to lower front board and lower spine, ink dribble to rear board and lightly rubbed extremities. A scarce Whitman binding. Boston Public Library 06_04_000151. Sarah de St. Prix Wyman Whitman (1842 - 1904) was a painter, writer, a gifted designer and creator of stained glass, and trailblazing in book cover designer, who studied with William Morris Hunt, Thomas Couture and John La Farge. Mrs. Whitman brought to her work a spare elegance and an Arts & Crafts sensibility that reflected the influence of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, James Whistler and Japanese fabric design. By the mid-1890s, Whitman’s innovative designs were ranked with those of William Morris, Walter Crane, Elihu Vedder and Stanford White. She designed the Houghton Mifflin book pavilion for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and according to the Dictionary of National Biography is regarded as "the pioneer of modern cloth cover design". (See Smith, DNB) 
Price: 42.50 USD
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2 THE JAMESTOWN EXHIBITION ILLUSTRATED
Norfolk The Seaboard Publishing Company 1907 First Edition Staplebound wraps fine 
R8vo (6¾” x 10"). 16pp. unpaginated. Souvenir booklet with light brown stablebound wraps with titles and photographic illustrations in dark brown. Illustrated througout with photographs with descriptive captions of the buildings and exhibits of the great Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exhibition, which celebrated the 300th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement on the American continent, which ran from April 26th to November 30th, 1907. Photographs include visitors to the fair, clearly showing the fashions of the time. One in a series of exhibitions celebrating the history of America at the turn of the century, The Jamestown Exhibition included exhibits on arts and technology from all states of the union at the time, large military and naval exhibits as well as representation from 20 different nations showcasing arts and technology. In 1917 the exposition site became home to Naval Air Station Hampton Roads (later Naval Station Norfolk). Near fine with faint creasing to the rear cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Angel, Marie TWO BESTIARIES BY MARIE ANGEL 2 VOLUMES: A BESTIARY; A NEW BESTIARY
Cambridge The President and Fellows of Harvard College 1964 First Edition Soft Bound VG Marie Angel 
~32mo (4" x 4"). Unpaginated. Two softbound volume set (A Bestiary: first edition fifth printing; A New Bestiary: first edition, first printing) in a pale blue-green paper covered slipcase with white title label printed in red. Both volumes in VG condition with slight darkening to spines and a small bump to rear foot of spine of A New Bestiary. In a G+ slipcase with light bubbling and browning to paper, and a crack to upper corner. Marie Angel (1923 - 2010) was a British illustrator, miniaturist and calligrapher. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Arthurs, Stanley M. (illustrator)]; Cable, George W. "POSSON JONE' " AND PÈRE RAPHAËL WITH A NEW WORD SETTING FORTH HOW AND WHY THE TWO TALES ARE ONE
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1909 First Thus cloth Near fine Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Arthurs, Stanley M. (illustrator) 
8vo (5¼” x 7¼”). pp. 162. Signed binding design by Margaret Armstrong in cream, aquamarine and gold on cerulean cloth. t.e.g. deckled edges. Includes color title page vignette and 8 full page color illustrations by Stanley M. Arthurs. A Scribner Holiday Edition of Cable's Creole short stories. A charming signed Margaret Armstrong binding design with faint fading to the spine. Scarce in near fine condition. BAL 2377; GE 59. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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5 Bader, Barbara AMERICAN PICTURE BOOKS FROM NOAH’S ARK TO THE BEAST WITHIN
New York Macmillan Publishing Co. 1976 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine Jacket 
P4to.(10.75" x 8.25"). pp. [vi]; 615. Brown cloth boards with clown in gold on cover and titles in gold on spine. 130 color illustrations and more than 500 illustrations in b/w. This historical study of American children’s picture books reviews the careers of authors and writers; the role of editors; the influence of social trends and changes in printing technology on book content and includes unknown picture books as well as some of the most popular. A wonderful reference. 
Price: 42.00 USD
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6 Blank, Harry; Adams, Franklin P.; Fosdick, Raymond B.; Munger, Carabel Lewis HARRY CASTLEMON BOY’S OWN AUTHOR APPRECIATION AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
New York R. R. Bowker 1941 First Edition Cloth Very good Good Jacket 
M8vo (9” x 6”). pp. xvii; 142. Limited edition of 750 copies. Green cloth boards with titles stamped in gold on spine. Frontis portrait of Castlemon and 16 B/W illustrations including photographs of Castlemon books and a letter in Castlemon's hand; forward by Franklin Adams, short biographical article by Raymond Fosdick and interview with Castlemon by Carabel Munger; publication chronology, title index and appendix containing the contents of letters from fosdick to his publisher. Book in Very Good condition in Good unclipped dust jacket with three small (1”) open tears. Charles Austin Fosdick, whose pen name was “Harry Castlemon”, used his personal experiences during the civil war as a basis for his “Gunboat Series” of books for boys in the mid 19th C, and followed this with many further adventure book series that were extremely popular with boys until his retirement in the early 20th C. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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7 Browning, Robert IN A BALCONY A DRAMA IN VERSE
New York Laurentian Press 1902 First Thus Paper covered boards Very good 
12mo (7¾" x 4¼"). pp. [i - vi]; [1] - 115; (1 blank); colophon. Limited edition. This copy #154 of 300 on hand-made Van Gelder paper. Gray paper covered boards stamped on front and rear in a black and gold Grolier-style design forming a central cartouche containing titles. Spine stamped with narrow concentric panels in gold; middle panel filled. Arts & Crafts style floriate boarder in green surrounding first page of text. Deckle edged paper. Calling card and inscription from Arthur H. Hahlo on ffep recto; light rubbing to length of spine and moderate chipping to head and tail, otherwise a sharp and bright example of early 20th century small press work in the Morrisonian tradition. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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8 Buckton, A. M. THE BURDEN OF ENGELA A BALLAD - EPIC
London Methuen & Co. 1904 First Edition cloth Very good + 
C8 (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. 144 + 37 pp. publisher's catalog. Inscribed and signed by the author. Unsigned publisher's binding design of a striking Arts & Crafts design of an oak tree (and acorns) on the right and an orange tree (?) on the left in gold on smooth dark blue cloth. t.e.g. A series of lyrical ballads about a Transvaal farm during the second Boer War as seen through the eyes of a woman named Engela de Waal.

An attractive copy with slight offsetting to gilt on front board, minimal rubbing to the extremities and faint foxing on prelims. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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9 Burns, Robert SONGS OF BURNS (SONGS BY BURNS)
Edinburgh Otto Schulze & Co. 1901 First Edition Half morocco Very good + 
Small 4to (8¾" x 7"). pp. [6 blank]; [i - viii]; 1 - 99; [index]; [colophon]; [6 blank]. Edition de Luxe. Limited edition of 500 copies on Whatman paper. Printed by George Robb and Company. Three-quarter olive morocco over gold marbled boards with leather edged in gold; spine with raised bands ruled in gold and and 6 compartments; one compartment containing titles and the remaining compartments each with a thistle in gold. Double title page richly ornamented in a b/w Pre-Raphaelite design of swirling thistles and Bluebells with a b/w llustration of Burns in a panel on the left and the titles in a panel on the right. Decorated throughout with floriated initials of intertwined thistles and bluebells. Contemporary advertising stated title as Songs by Burns. Engraved bookplate of John E. Snow on the front paste-down, with moderate rubbing to corners, faint rubbing and spotting to edges of marbled paper. Overall, a beautiful copy with printing and font in the style of William Morris. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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10 Butler, Samuel HUDIBRAS WRITTEN IN THE TIME OF THE LATE WARS. CORRECTED AND AMENDED WITH SEVERAL ADDITIONS AND ANNOTATIONS
London Printed by T. N. for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold by T. Baffet at the George in Fleet Street. 1684 First Thus Full calf Very Good 
8vo (7" x 4½"). 2 Vols. in 1. (Vol I: parts 1-2. Vol II: Part 3).Vol I: pp. [2], 221, [3], 223-412. Vol II: pp. [2], 254. Collation: Vol I: A-2C8. Vol II: A-Q8. Bound as a single volume in contemporary mottled calf with 4 raised bands on spine. Hudibras is a satirical poem about the anti-royalist factions in the English Civil War (1642–1651) that was begun during the war and published after the war in three parts: 1663, 1664 and 1678, and then as a collected edition in 1684.

Hudibras was the story of a knight errant of great religious fervor who was as stupid as he was arrogant and conceited, but who was praised in the poem for his discernment and logic nonetheless. As Butler's ridicule was aimed entirely at the parliamentarian side of the conflict, Hudibras was a great success when it was published since the Royalists won the conflict and Charles II was then King of England.

Very Good contemporary binding with spine extremities chipped; rubbing to corners; boards scuffed; hinges stressed, but binding holding well; text block fresh with contemporary ownership marks on rfep and scattered marginalia. ESTC R12308; ESTC R223861 
Price: 200.00 USD
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11 C. 3. 3. (Wilde, Oscar) THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL by C. 3. 3.
New York Brentano's 1909 Early American edition Paper covered boards Good 
16mo (6.25” x 3.9”) pp.39. Light blue-green paper covered boards with white paper label on front cover and spine printed with titles in black; front label bordered in red. Title page printed in black and red. No dust jacket as issued. Overall a good, tight copy of this later American release. Wilde’s dark poem about the brutality and inhumanity of prison life had at its focus the execution of another prisoner for the premeditated murder of his wife. This book, like most early releases of The Ballad of Reading Gaol, was not published under Wilde’s name, which was infamous at the time and might have reduced sales, so it was published under a pseudonym derived from his prison identification number: block C, landing 3, cell 3. 
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12 Cabell, James Branch SOME OF US AN ESSAY IN EPITAPHS
New York Robert M. McBride & Company 1930 First Edition Paper covered boards Very good Signed
8vo. (9.75” x 6.5”).pp. [1] – 135. Limited Edition. Copy 549 of a limited edition of 1295 SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Type destroyed following printing. Quarter white linen binding with blue paper covered boards and white paper labels with titles on both cover and spine. Very Good condition with some chipping to spine label, light spine tanning and 1/2" of cloth rubbed from foot of spine. In Good matching slipcase. James Branch Cabell (1879 -1958) was an early Fantasy writer, who, at his zenith in the 1920s, was considered the greatest living American writer. Here in this series of collected essays, he uses his sparkling wit to evaluate (skewer) himself and his fellow novelists of the 1920s, including H.L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis, Willa Cather and Frances Newman. A native and life-long resident of Richmond, Virginia, Cabell’s work was very influential on later writers of Fantasy including James Blish and Robert A. Heinlein. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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13 Cable, George W. BONAVENTURE A Prose Pastoral of Acadian Louisiana
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1899 Cloth Very good Signed
C8vo (7.75” x 5.5”). pp. vii; 314. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Later Pinting. Signed Margaret Armstrong binding in olive green silk with titles and Arts & Crafts rose decoration in/ outline in gold to cover and spine; cream end papers, t.e.g, deckle edges. Author's signature on verso of ffep: Every happy wish, from/Yours truly/ Go. W. Cable/Northampton, Mass. Dec. 1900. This Armstrong binding is uniform with 6 other Cable novels including Old Creole Days, The Grandissimes and Strong Hearts. Gullans and Espey 54. A bright, fresh copy with sunning to spine, two gently bumped corners and light age toning to the edges. 
Price: 72.00 USD
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14 Cahoon, Herbert CHILDREN’S LITERATURE - BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS AN EXHIBITION NOVEMBER 19, 1954 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 1955
New York The Pierpont Morgan Library 1954 First Edition Cloth VG+ 
8vo (9.25” x 6.25”). pp. [82]. Association Copy. Blue cloth covered boards with titles stamped in gold on front cover and spine, with the book plate of Dr. Kenneth E. and Helen Luther laid in. Very Good+ with faint age toning along page edges and bump to one corner. No dust jacket. An annotated catalogue of a 1954 Morgan Library exhibition purported to be "one of the most important exhibitions of manuscripts and first editions of children's literature ever assembled". This exhibition included over 300 children’s books and manuscripts of great rarity and significance borrowed from 40 institutions and private libraries from around the world. Dr. Kenneth Luther‘s extensive collection of books about children’s books was compiled by Robert Fleck and published by Oak Knoll Press in 1992. This book was part of the Luther collection. 
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15 Coombe, William THE SECOND TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX IN SEARCH OF CONSOLATION. A POEM.
London Methuen & Co. 1903 Half morocco Very good Rowlandson, Thomas 
Fcap 8vo (6½" x 4¼"). pp. vi; 264. Unsigned binding of half red morocco over red cloth. Spine with 6 compartments; one compartment with titles, with the remaider paneled and each containing a different hunting motif. Includes colored frontis., and 23 additional full page colored illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson. marbled eps. t.e.g. Part of Methuen's Illustrated Pocket Library of Plain and Coloured Books, and is based on the 1st edition published by Ackermann in 1820. The Doctor Syntax series was a satire on "travel" and "journey" books of the period that were overly moralizing, romantic and rapturous. Interestingly, Rowlandson drew the illustrations first, and Coombe wrote the poetry to accompany them. Light scattered foxing throughout that grows heavier at the prelims. Light foxing to edges. 
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16 Coombe, William THE TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX IN SEARCH OF THE PICTURURESQUE. A POEM
London Methuen & Co. 1903 Half morocco Very good Rowlandson, Thomas 
Fcap 8vo (6½" x 4¼"). pp. x; 266. Unsigned binding of half red morocco over red cloth. Spine with 6 compartments; one compartment with titles, with the remaider paneled and each containing a different hunting motif. Includes colored frontis., title page and 29 additional full page colored illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson. marbled eps. t.e.g. Part of Methuen's Illustrated Pocket Library of Plain and Coloured Books, and is based on the 7th edition published by Ackermann in 1817. The Doctor Syntax series was a satire on "travel" and "journey" books of the period that were overly moralizing, romantic and rapturous. Interestingly, Rowlandson drew the illustrations first, and Coombe wrote the poetry to accompany them. Light scattered foxing throughout that grows heavier at the prelims. Light foxing to edges. 
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17 Dubansky, Mindell THE PROPER DECORATION OF BOOK COVERS THE LIFE AND WORK OF ALICE C. MORSE
New York The Grolier Club 2008 First Edition Paper wraps Fine 
Large 4to (9¼” x 12”). pp. 107. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Original maroon paper wraps with gold titles and decorated in a deep maroon using Morse's original designs that continue to the rear cover; set in Rilke types from the Nonpareil Typefoundry and printed by the Capitol Offset Company; the entire prooduction was designed by Jerry Kelly.

A wonderful reference for anyone interested in 19th century book cover design. Includes a complete catalogue of Alice C. Morse's design work lavishly illustrated with color photographs, as well as discussion and photographs of some influential work of both Sarah Wyman Whitman as well as Margaret Armstrong. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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18 Eliot, George (Mary Anne Evans) SILAS MARNER THE WEAVER OF RAVELOW
Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1861 First Edition Half calf Very Good 
8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. [i-vi]; [1] 2-364. Light brown half-leather over blue and peach marbled boards. Spine with 5 raised bands decorated in blind and 6 compartments; 5 decorated with a fleuron and in blind, and the sixth with a black calf label and titles in gold. Half-title and advts. were left out during contemporary rebind, but collation against the Baker and Ross collation and comparison to Eliot's proof revisions both indicate that this is a first edition.

Considered one of the greatest novels of the English language, Silas Marner is the story of a lonely miserly man who is redeemed through his love for an abandoned child.

Scattered minor foxing, mostly at the endpapers heavier towards the prelims; small, neat ownership mark to the flyleaf; light edge wear with some light to moderate rubbing, otherwise a beautiful copy. Sadleir 819; Baker and Ross A6. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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19 Fido, Martin OSCAR WILDE THE DRAMATIC LIFE AND FASCINATING TIMES OF OSCAR WILDE
Leicester Galley Press 1988 First Thus Pictorial boards Fine Fine Jacket 
4to(12” x 9”). pp. 144. Light blue pictorial boards with titles and a colorized photograph of Oscar Wilde on the cover with titles in black on spine white field. Illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs and drawings of Wilde, his friends, lovers, the places he lived and the rich artwork of the Fin de Siècle that were identified with Wilde: the Asthetic Movement and the Decadent Movement. “A very good introduction to the life and times of Oscar Wilde that serves as a digest of many books…Fido’s appreciation of Wilde’s visual background enhances our understanding of his life.” (from the Jacket). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 11.35 USD
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20 Fryer, Jane Eayre THE MARY FRANCES COOK BOOK ADVENTURES AMONG THE KITCHEN PEOPLE
Philadelphia The John C. Winston Company 1912 First Edition Cloth Very good Jane Allen Boyer (color frontis and textual vignette illustrations in line), and Margaret G. Hays (full page line illustrations) 
4to (7” x 9½”). pp. [x]; 175. Blue cloth boards with color illustrated paper onlay with titles; spine with titles stamped in gold script. Printed in red and black and profusely illustrated in the Golden Age tradition by Jane Allen Boyer (color frontis and textual vignette illustrations in line), and Margaret G. Hays (full page line illustrations printed in red and black). One in a series of seven books by Jane Eayre Fryer whose purpose was to teach children the domestic arts, The Mary Frances Cook Book weaves lessons about basic cookery into a story about a little girl helped by animated kitchen utensils (think Beauty and the Beast) to cook for her sick mother. An informative piece of cultural and culinary histiory of the early 20th century, The Mary Frances Cook Book is a snapshot of family life and the cooking of the time that includes 40 recipies that range from boiling eggs to making milk toast, tart pastry and pan-fried beef steak. As it was meant to be used actively by children learning to cook, it can be difficult to find clean copy. In very good condition with light to moderate edgewear, a lightly sunned spine and some light rubbing to the cloth and the paper onlay. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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