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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: 65.00 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 Alcott, Louisa May; Cheney, Ednah D. (editor) LIFE, LETTERS AND JOURNALS
Boston Roberts Brothers 1889 First cloth Very good + 
8vo (5” x 7”). pp. 404 + 8 pp. publisher's advts. First printing. Brown publisher's cloth stamped with an arrangement of black decorated rules, a black oak branch entwined in ivy. Spine decorated with rules in red, gold and black, and a gold four-leaf clover on a red and black fillet, corresponding to BAL's binding number 1. White eps stamped with a green floral pattern Includes frontis. portrait of Alcott with facsimile inscription as well as two additional illustrations and a facsimile of Miss Alcott's writing and a facsimile of the preface to the new edition of Alcott's Modern Mephistopheles. A collection of Alcott's letters and journals, along with a brief biography by Cheney published the year following Alcott's death. Cheney was close Alcott family friend and was the sole woman lecturer in Bronson Alcott's Concord Summer School of Philosophy and Literature. The first printing with p. 44 ending in ...with Goethe. BAL 221. A very good + copy with faint rubbing to the extremities and the bookplate of Ralph Hall at St. Georges by the River on the front paste-down and the ownership stamp of Fanny Hoagland on the front fly leaf. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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4 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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5 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. 
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6 Austen, Jane PRIDE AND PREJUDICE MGM PHOTOPLAY EDITION
New York Grosset & Dunlap (ca 1940) Photoplay Edition very good Very good 
8vo (5 ” x 8½”). pp. 364. IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. Orange woven cloth with titles in blue foil on cover and spine. Original dust jacket with a photograph of Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier from the MGM film with titles in pink and white on front panel, and photographic images of the co-stars of the film on the rear panel. Includes a frontis. of one of the scenes from the film. The 1940 MGM production of Pride and Prejudice was the first feature film version of Austen's most popular novel (TCM.com; accessed 11 October 2017), and was directly responsible for the increased readership of Austen's works by a modern audience as well as the numerous film adaptations of Austen's work that were to follow. See also Devoney Looser, The Making of Jane Austen (2017) Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, p.70 A very good copy with toning to the page edges and the contemporary book plate of Caroline R. Roy on the front paste-down. In a very good- dust jacket. The dust jacket has signs of water exposure and wrinkling to the head of the spine as well as to the top edge of the front panel; chipping and wrinkling to the foot of the spine panel. A scarce and collectible copy of the first photoplay edition of Pride and Prejudice. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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7 Barbarina, Lady Dacre DRAMAS, TRANSLATIONS AND OCCASIONAL POEMS
London John Murray 1821 First Paper covered boards Very good 
8vo (5¾” x 9¼”). PRESENTATION COPY WITH INSCRIPTION BY THE AUTHOR. Privately printed. 2 volumes: Vol 1: errata; 249. Vol. 2: 269. In original green paper covered boards with red morocco spine labels with titles in gold. Inscribed by the author in volume I to Sir Gore Ouseley, 1st Baronet (1770 – 1844), a British entrepreneur, linguist and diplomat. Barbarina Brand, Lady Dacre (1768–1854), was an English poet, playwright, and translator, who was considered one of the most accomplished women of her time. In addition to her writing, she sculpted, rode, was proficient in both French and Italian, and maintained an extensive correspondence with a circle of other literary women, including Joanna Baillie, Mary Russell Mitford, and Catherine Maria Fanshawe. In 1821 her collected works were issued in this two volume set, and privately printed (unknown limitation) for distribution among her friends (see preface, p.ix). Lady Dacre's Inscription to Sir Gore Ouseley: "To Sir Gore Ouseley Bart | with Lady Dacre's best Compliments." Very good with scattered light foxing throughout; bookplate of Sir Gore Ouseley on the front pastedown of both volumes which have offset to the ffeps; spine tanned with slight chipping to the head of vol. I; light to moderate shelfwear; a surprising survival in the original boards. Martin. Bibliographical Catalogue of Privately Printed Books, p. 276. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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8 Bradley, William H. (artist) THE AULT AND WIBORG COMPANY PRINTING INKS POSTER AUGUST, 1900
Cincinnati, New York, Chicago, St. Louis, London August, 1900 Near fine 
8 1/8” x 11 1/2”. A signed Will Bradley letterpress colonial style poster in red, light brown, olive green, red brown and black of a central design of roosters facing each other across an apple tree in a planter, with text above and below, and all within a decorative border. Statement in text on the lower margin of Ault & Wiborg colors used in the poster: Red, 669-20. Light Brown 671-26. Olive Green 672-15. Red Brown, 672-71. Black, 633-61. Ault & Wiborg Company advertisement The Bargain Counter Kind is Never Economical in black on verso. The Ault & Wiborg Company produced and distributed inks and lithograph supplies, and in 1890 began an advertising campaign that used letterpressed poster inserts printed with the very ink colors that the poster was advertising. These poster inserts ran in The Inland Printer and other trade journals such as The Printer and Bookmaker as well as The American Bookmaker. Will Bradley created a series of more than 20 posters for The Ault and Wiborg Company between 1895 and 1900 that were considered some of his finest design work. In acid-free archival mat and backing board. A near fine copy with a narrow line of ink on the left margin edge. Bambace 173; not in Kiehl, Reims, Margolin or VMFA. Scarce. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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9 Bradley, William H. (artist) THE AULT AND WIBORG COMPANY PRINTING INKS POSTER SEPTEMBER, 1900
Cincinnati, New York, Chicago, St. Louis, London September, 1900 Near fine 
8 1/8” x 11 1/2”. A signed Will Bradley letterpress colonial style poster in yellow, olive green, flesh, grey, red, blue and black of a design that includes flowers and putti at the top, text, a man and woman dancing in the central panel with a field of trees in the background, and the lower portion showing a basket of flowers flanked by birds, flowers and vines. Statement in text on the lower margin of Ault & Wiborg colors used in the poster: Yellow, 675-16. Olive Green, 676-54. Flesh Tint, 677-50. Grey Tint, 677-69. Red, 674-65. Blue Tint, 678-53. Black, 633-61.; Ault & Wiborg Company advertisement Once Bitten Twice Shy! in black on verso. The Ault & Wiborg Company produced and distributed inks and lithograph supplies, and in 1890 began an advertising campaign that used letterpressed poster inserts printed with the very ink colors that the poster was advertising. These poster inserts ran in The Inland Printer and other trade journals such as The Printer and Bookmaker as well as The American Bookmaker. Will Bradley created a series of more than 20 posters for The Ault and Wiborg Company between 1895 and 1900 that were considered some of his finest design work. In acid-free archival mat and backing board. Bambace 173; not in Kiehl, Reims, Margolin or VMFA. Scarce. A near fine copy with a 1/8" closed tear and two creases of the same size in the upper right corner of the margin. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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10 Bradley, William H. (artist) THE AULT AND WIBORG COMPANY PRINTING INKS: POSTER JUNE, 1895
Cincinnati, Chicago, New York The Ault and Wiborg Company June, 1895 Very Good 
8½” x 12”. A signed Will Bradley letterpress Art Nouveau poster in blue, brown and black of a costumed woman holding a mask with a costumed man in the rear. Statement in text on the lower margin of Ault & Wiborg colors used in the poster: Two-Color Combination. Blue, $3.00 = 442=61. and Brown, $2.00 = 442=62.; advertising text and design for the Ault & Wiborg Company in red on verso. The Ault & Wiborg Company produced and distributed inks and lithograph supplies, and in 1890 began an advertising campaign that used letterpressed poster inserts printed with the very ink colors that the poster was advertising. These poster inserts ran in The Inland Printer and other trade journals such as The Printer and Bookmaker as well as The American Bookmaker. Will Bradley created a series of more than 20 posters for The Ault and Wiborg Company between 1895 and 1900 that were considered some of his finest design work. In acid-free archival mat and backing board. Bambace 169; Margolin p.45. Not in Kiehl, Reims or VMFA. Scarce. A very good copy with a repaired closed tear (1¼”) to the bottom right near the P in "Painting Inks". 
Price: 275.00 USD
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11 Bradley, William H. (artist) THE AULT AND WIBORG COMPANY PRINTING INKS: POSTER PIERROT AND PIERRETTE
Cincinnati, Chicago, New York October, 1896 fine 
8 3/8” x 11 1/8”. A signed Will Bradley letterpress Art Nouveau poster in purple and black of Pierrot and Pierrette, the clown duo created by the Commedia dell'Arte, with Pierrette in the foreground and Pierrot behind her, with trees in the distance. Statement in text on the lower margin of Ault & Wiborg colors used in the poster: Pansy Bronze, 265=60. and Purple B. 326=64.; the Ault & Wiborg Company logo in red on verso. The Ault & Wiborg Company produced and distributed inks and lithograph supplies, and in 1890 began an advertising campaign that used letterpressed poster inserts printed with the very ink colors that the poster was advertising. These poster inserts ran in The Inland Printer and other trade journals such as The Printer and Bookmaker as well as The American Bookmaker. Will Bradley created a series of more than 20 posters for The Ault and Wiborg Company between 1895 and 1900 that were considered some of his finest design work. In acid-free archival mat and backing board. Bambace 169; not in Kiehl, Reims, Margolin or VMFA. Scarce. Fine. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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12 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. 
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13 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: 150.00 USD
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14 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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15 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. 
Price: 8.25 USD
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16 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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17 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. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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18 Dubansky, Mindell THE PROPER DECORATION OF BOOK COVERS THE LIFE AND WORK OF ALICE C. MORSE
New York The Grolier Club 2008 First 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 OffsetCompany; 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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19 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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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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