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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 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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11 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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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. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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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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21 GROSS, Chaim (illustrations); WERNER, Alfred (text) CHAIM GROSS WATERCOLORS AND DRAWINGS
New York Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1979 First Edition Near fine Very good + 
Oblong Quarto (11” x 11¾”). pp. 162. SIGNED WITH DRAWING BY CHAIM GROSS. In original dust jacket. A review of Gross' development as an artist in two-dimensional media, and includes a section devoted to excerpts from his sketchbooks. Chaim Gross (1904 - 1991) was a American artist and educator of the Modernist Movement who trained at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design and The Art Students League of New York, and was known for his work in the graphic arts and sculpture.

This volume contains 220 of Gross' drawings and watercolors that includes watercolors of circus and theater performers (exceptionally lively), as well as his preparatory sketches for his most important sculptures. Gross' large inscription and signature (8" x 9") on the ffep incorporates a drawing of a pair of acrobats: " 3/23/88 /To / Dr. Mrs. / Nathanil [sic] / Solomon / Chaim Gross". 
Price: 175.00 USD
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22 Hichtel, Johann Samuel DISSERTATIO PHILOLOGICO-THEOLOGICA DE PECCATO IN SPIRITUM SANCTUM AD DICTUM LOCI CLASSICI EBR. VI. 4.5.6
Halae Magddeburgicae [Halle an der Saale] Litteris Hendelianis 1759 Wraps Very good 
8vo (6½ ” x 8”). pp.48. Yellow paper wraps stamped with repeated variable designs in black and gold; includes wood-cut historiated initials, head-piece and tail pieces. Publication of a dissertation regarding blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. The dissertation defence by Johann Samuel Hitchel took place on 17 August 1740 against the arguments of his theology professor, Siegmund Jakob Baumgarten (1706-1757) at the University of Halle, in Germany. Baumgarten was a Protestant transitional theologian whose pioneering work led the way toward rationalsim. Slight creasing to corners and rubbing to head and tail of spine, otherwise in beautiful condition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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23 Hubbard, Elbert LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF GREAT BUSINESSMEN Volume 24, No. 6 JOHN J. ASTOR
East Aurora Roycrofters 1909 First Edition Sewn Paper Wraps Very good Dard Hunter (book and cover design) 
8vo (6" x 8"). Vol. 24, No. 6. pp.190; [vi]. Issues of Little Journeys were paginated serially. Signed Dard Hunter binding in sewn grey paper decorated in red and black in Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow Arts & Crafts style. Includes title page in red and black by Dard Hunter and a two color frontis portrait of Astor detached but present. All book elements including floriated initial caps and tail pieces designed by Hunter. Printed on Boxmoor paper. Very good with age toning to preliminaries, edges of wraps with light wear, rear corners folded and contemporary ownership mark. McKenna 182. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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24 Hubbard, Elbert LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF ENGLISH AUTHORS. Volume VI, No. 4 ROBERT BURNS
East Aurora Roycrofters 1900 First Edition Sewn Paper Wraps Very good 
8vo (5 3/4" x 7 5/8"). Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 73 - [97]. Issues of Little Journeys were paginated serially. Regular edition with body and copy set in Old Style Antique. Sewn grey paper with titles in black and the Roycrofters device stamped in green. Includes title page with elaborate Arts & Craft border, floriated Arts & Crafts style initials and typographic design after Morris. Portrait of Morris after the painting by Watts opposite pp.14. Printed on Boxmoor paper. Very good with offsetting to ffep and title page fore-edge and foot. McKenna 60; 62. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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25 Hunter, Dard THE DARD HUNTER PAPER MUSEUM
Appleton The Institute of Paper Chemistry N.D. Staplebound wraps Fine 
8vo (6¼" x 9¼"). pp.12; with fold-out guide. Stiff cream colored staplebound wraps with titles and logo of the Institute of Paper Chemistry in brown. Includes a photograph of, and visual guide to Hunter's collections at the museum. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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26 Jedlicka, Gotthard HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
Berlin Bruno Cassirer Verlag 1929 First Edition cloth Very good + 
4to (8½" x 11"). pp. 399. Limited edition; this being number 423 of 900 copies bound in linen and printed by A. Wohlfeld in Magdeburg, Germany. Binding design lithographed in color after Lautrec. A brief biography and critical interpretations of the renowned post-Impressionist artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who gained fame for his depictions of French fin de siècle urban life. Text in German.

This work includes 157 black and white reproductions of Lautrec's work in the text and 7 color illustrations after works by Lautrec -- including 3 full page reproductions on art paper with captioned tissue guards of Lautrec's works La Goulue (1895); La Toilette (from his collection of prints entitled Elle in 1896) and May Belfort (1895). A lovely, bright copy with light sunning to the spine and small chips to the cloth at the head and tail. Scarce. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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27 KITTS, ADRIENNE HOROWITZ ALLUSION AND IMAGERY IN THE BOOK ART OF SARAH WYMAN WHITMAN
Alexandria (VA) Austin Abbey Rare Books 2018 First Paper wraps Fine 
8vo (6" x 9"). pp. 86. A catalogue and small reference work devoted entirely to the book art of Sarah Wyman Whitman. It contains analyses of a subset of Whitman’s aesthetic tracts and skeuomorphic designs and details some of the sources in art and nature that inspired those designs. The catalogue is a booklet in full color and contains images of the book exteriors, endpapers, title pages, title page devices, and artistic sources discussed. The cover is a photo reproduction of one of Whitman’s most important designs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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28 McMurtrie, Douglas C. THE GOLDEN BOOK THE STORY OF FINE BOOKS AND BOOKMAKING -- PAST AND PRESENT
Chicago Pascal Covici 1927 First Edition Cloth Very Good + Very Good Jacket 
R8vo (7¼" x 9¾"). pp. [xvi]; 406; Notes; Index. One of 2000 copies. Dark blue vertically ribbed cloth with fanfare-style design and titles stamped in gold on both covers and spine. Gold interstecting ring dentelles. t.e.g. Laid paper watermarked with McMurtrie's initials. Scarce gold dust jacket with binding design repeated in black. Illustrated throughout with vingette and full page reproductions of historic texts and includes floriated initials and headpieces. Written from the view point of the designer and printer, The Golden Book is an authoritative look at the history of the book from its pre-historic form to the 20th century, and includes chapters on type design, book decoration, book binding and private presses. A lovely copy of this seminal study of book history and typography with faint wear to edges and faint rubbing to corners with a scarce VG dust jacket with chipped corners and edge wear. WITH a scarce The Golden Book publication prospectus, Pascal Covici, 1927. Contains publication announcement, chapter summaries and order form. White laid paper with Coventry Book watermark. Reproduction of The Golden Book fanfare-style cover design on cover in black. Original accordion folded pamphlet very worn with creases and chipped edges; some separation. All pages present. 
Price: 140.00 USD
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29 Moon, Marjorie JOHN HARRIS’S BOOKS FOR YOUTH 1801-1843
Folkstone Dawson Publishing 1992 Second Edition cloth Very good + 
C4to (10” x 7 ½ “). pp. xvi, 206. Black cloth boards with titles stamped in gold on spine. A catalog of Harris’s Publications, biographical notes, five appendices including: Tommy Trip's Museum, Mature Works, Harris's Cabinet of Amusement, Contemporary Reviews and a Directory of Harris's book printers; chronological index of earliest known editions and title index. 60 b/w photographic reproductions of illustrations, title pages and contemporary advertisements of Harris's books. Very Good+ with slight rubbing to extremities. John Harris was a children’s book publisher considered by his contemporaries to be the spiritual heir to John Newbery (of Newbery Medal fame): “We have frequently had occasion to mention the name of this worthy publisher, as the genuine successor of the benevolent and intelligent Mr. John Newbery”. (introduction). 
Price: 28.00 USD
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30 Mora, Jo A LOG OF THE SPANISH MAIN
San Francisco Jo Mora, Jr. 1934 First Edition Cloth Good + Jo Mora 
8vo (6" x 8¾”). Yellow cloth boards with titles and illustration of a pirate stamped in black, red and green on front cover. Illustrated paste-downs. Brass rivet binding. A pre-printed diary provided by W. R. Grace and Company to young passengers of its Grace Line cruisers headed for the Caribbean coast and Gulf of Mexico (the Spanish Main). The book provides a young sailer with diary space and information about life aboard ship and what to expect at their ports of call. This particular copy was owned by one Mikey Robinson from Sewickley, Pa. traveling to South America during the period 31 March, 1939 to 17 April 1939. Mikey was definitely a data man and collected a photo of his ship, the S.S. Santa Paula, detailed weather information, signatures of his captain and his fellow passengers, a detailed list of the wildlife he saw, and brief but evocative descriptions of his ports of call. A tight binding with a lightly age-toned text block with soiling to covers, wear to the spine and one bumped corner. G+. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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31 Morris, William THE DOOM OF KING ACRISIUS ILLUSTRATED WITH PICTURES BY SIR EDWARD BURNE-JONES
New York R.H. Russell 1902 First Thus Cloth Very good + Sir Edward Burne-Jones 
8vo(8¾" x 7").pp. [i - viii]; ix - xvi; [xvii - xx]; 1 - 82. Unsigned publisher's binding in cream cloth with gilt stamped central panel containing titles surrounded by 4 gilt stamped ruled lines ending in a veined leaf at each corner with a further two gilt stamped ruled lines making an outer panel. Spine gilt stamped with titles and ruled lines at head and foot. Rear board gilt stamped with publisher's mark at lower right. Includes 12 illustrations after paintings by Burne-Jones and Pre-Raphaelite style title page printed in red and black with woodcut floriated initials at the beginning of each section of the poem. t.e.g.,deckle edges and end papers of Japanese vellum. A lovely copy with light toning to the page edges and a lightly sunned spine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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32 Morris, William. THE EARTHLY PARADISE
London Ellis & White 1873 Half morocco Very good + 
12mo (5¼" x 7½"). 4 volumes. Vol I: pp. [344]; Vol II: pp. [335]; Vol III: [527]; Vol IV: pp. [443]. Seventh edition of Vol I and II and fifth edition of Vol III and IV. Each volume has the vignette design after Burne-Jones on the title page and on the final page. Maroon half-morocco over maroon, cream, tan and gold marbled boards. Five raised bands with floral decorations in gold in each compartment; original ribbon markers; t.e.g. The Earthly Paradise has a rather complicated publishing history; Ellis released many editions, but the text of the first edition (1868- 1870) remained unchanged until 1890 (Boos, 2002); so the text for the editions in this set are an accurate representation of all four books of The Earthly Paradise. Boos, p. 33. A very good + set; Scarce in fine bindings. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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33 Murphy, Thomas D. ON SUNSET HIGHWAYS A BOOK OF MOTOR RAMBLES IN CALIFORNIA
Boston The Page Company 1915 First Edition Cloth Very Good 
8vo (5¾” x 8¼”). pp. iv; 376; (+4pp. advts). Unsigned art nouveau publisher's binding in grey,vertically ribbed cloth with titles in gold and green within cartouches formed from two parallel orange trees in gold, orange and green; decorative orange tree design repeated on spine with titles in gold. t.e.g. With 40 duogravures from photographs and 16 color illustrations reproduced from paintings by Califorina artists including Percy Grey, John Marshall Gamble and Mary DeNeale Morgan. Folding map of California's principle automobile roads bound in rear. A chatty descritpion of California by a motorist who chose to take routes that were difficult for the average motorist so that he could describe the charm of the more remote regions of the state. Very Good with sun darkening to spine, faint shelfwear, light foxing to front edge and tissue guards. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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34 Orcutt, William Dana (book design); WHITMAN, Malcolm Douglass; Outerbridge, Eugenius H. (introduction) TENNIS ORIGINS AND MYSTERIES WITH AN HISTORICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY BY ROBERT W. HENDERSON, NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
New York The Derrydale Press 1932 First Edition Half cloth Near fine Very good Jacket 
8vo (6¾” x 9½). pp. 257. LIMITED EDITION. Book design by William Dana Orcutt in half brown cloth over laid light brown paper covered boards. Titles in gold on the front board and in black on paper spine label. Two raised bands on spine. In original glassine dust jacket. One of 450 copies printed on watermarked Van Gelder Zonen paper. Includes frontis. and 27 additional illustrations.

A book that provides the details and theories on the origin of the sport, written by 3 time US Open winner, Malcolm Whitman. The book is dedicated to Orcutt, who was a friend of the author and who personally supervised production of the book at the Plimpton Press. With an introduction by Eugenius Outerbridge, first president of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the brother of Mary Ewing Outerbridge, who Whitman asserts in this book was the person responsible for importing the game of lawn tennis to the United States from Bermuda in 1874.

A lovely, unopened copy of this scarce title in the extremely scarce dust jacket. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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35 Pennell, Elizabeth and Joseph THE WHISTLER JOURNAL
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1921 Pamphlet Very good 
(6¼" x 8¼"). pp.5. Prospectus and order form for The Whistler Journal, a book of the Pennell's notes taken during their research of the Life of Whistler, and contains revelations regarding Whistlers's life and friends as well as notes of his witty but often serious table-talk. Includes table of contents, A reproduction of a Whistler self-portrait, a specimen of the text as well as an order form for the book. Single horizontal crease that affects all folds of the pamphlet, light soiling, and some wear to the folds, otherwise VG. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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36 PICASSO, Pablo (binding design); MORATH, Inge (photographs); AUBIER, Dominique (text) GUERRE À LA TRISTESSE [Fiesta in Pamplona]
Paris Robert Delpire 1955 First Edition Cloth Near fine Very good Jacket 
4to (9¼” x 11”). pp. [146]. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE FATHER OF FRENCH NEW WAVE CINEMA AND FILM STUDIES, ANDRÉ BAZIN. Original photographic dust jacket. Unsigned binding design after a lithograph by Pablo Picasso in grey on white woven cloth. The first edition of Morath and Aubier's striking photobook of the running of the bulls at Pamploma. An English language version was published a year later as Fiesta in Pamplona. The book includes text in French by journalist and film critic Dominque Aubier and 82 heliogravures: 13 in color and 69 in black-and-white, mostly from photographs “specially made for this book by Inge Morath" and also from photographs by Galle, Chapresto and Nisberg. Issued as part of a landmark photobook series that also featured works by Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and Werner Bischof.

An extraordinary presentation/association copy inscribed on the title page by Aubier to famed film critic and theorist André Bazin,“Pour André Bazin en son de fiesta y amistad [with the resonance of fiesta and friendship] Dominique Aubier”.

André Bazin (1918 - 1958), co-founded the influential film journal Cahiers du Cinéma, which was a major force in the development in French New Wave cinema, and for which Aubier was a contributor. In Cahiers, Bazin argued for films that depicted what he saw as "objective reality" and directors who made themselves "invisible". He advocated the use of deep focus, wide shots and the "shot-in-depth", and preferred what he referred to as "true continuity" through mise-en-scène over experiments in editing and visual effects -- the foundations of French New Wave Cinema. "Bazin and the Cahiers critics championed the artistic achievements of Hollywood directors like [Orson] Welles, John Ford, Howard Hawks and William Wyler at a time when Hollywood movies weren’t widely regarded as real art, even in Hollywood...More than anyone else, Bazin, writing from the 1930s to the 1950s, made it possible to take movies seriously as an art form and a field of academic study. It wouldn’t be going too far to call him the 'father of film studies'.” (Greydanus, NCR:09/16/2011).

A unique and important presentation copy. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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37 Pye, John William A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN EDITIONS OF WILLIAM MORRIS PUBLISHED BY ROBERTS BROTHERS BOSTON, 1867-1898
Brockton John William Pye Rare Books 1993 Staplebound wraps Fine 
8vo.(5¼" x 8½") pp. 60. Stiff cream colored staplebound wraps with titles and a Morris illustration in black. Typescript bibliography with a history of Roberts Brothers and reproductions of Morris title pages, frontispieces, illustrations and cover designs throughout. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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38 Robert Buchanan THE PIPER OF HAMELIN A FANTASTIC OPERA IN TWO ACTS
London Chiswick Press 1893 First Edition Paper wraps Good Hugh Thomson 
Pott 4to (5½” x 7½”). pp. [64]; Grey paper wraps illustrated in black and red. Frontispiece, cover decoration, title page decoration and 11 full-page line drawing plates by Hugh Thomson. Blue-flecked grey laid paper wrappers, Chiswick Press colophon imprinted in red on back cover. Contemporary spine repair using grey cloth; covers with small closed tears and chipping along the edge with some loss to the front fore-edge; front cover is rubbed and there isa patch of offsetting to rear cover. VG text block in a Good wrapper. Scarce. Spielmann and Jerrold 11. This theater issue was targeted to a family audience (The Piper of Hamelin was a children's Christmas theater event) so this play-bill did not often suvive. Heinemann simultaneously published a hardbound copy of this play-bill with a re-set title page that is far less scarce. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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39 Smith, Elihu (editor) AMERICAN POEMS SELECTED AND ORIGINAL. Vol 1. (the only volume published; also known as "The Litchfield Anthology")
Litchfield Collier and Buell [1793] First Edition Full calf Good 
12mo (4¾” x 7½”). pp. 304; list of subscribers [305-310]; and errata [311]. Collated and complete*. Contemporary mottled calf with gilt ruling to the spine. This copy has the printer's monogram device on the title page and the two blank leaves following [A4] as does the AAS copy.

The first substantial anthology of American poetry that includes works by John Trumbull, William Dunlap, Timothy Dwight, Joel Barlow, William Livingston, Philip Freneau and Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton. Morton, a federalist era woman poet, was known by her contemporaries as the "American Sappho", and makes her appearance in this anthology as "Philenia, A Lady of Boston".

This collection is of historical significance as it contains one of the earliest anti-slavery poems written in America (p.217), "The Speech of Hesper," written as a Federalist tract to influence the Constitutional Convention, as well as some of the first book appearances of Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton's works. Smith had intended a second volume, but died in 1794 of yellow fever during an epidemic in New York before he could begin work on it. AAS 332255; ESTC W4444; BAL 4976 (Dunlap); BAL 5046 (Dwight); BAL 14556 (Morton) and BAL 20545 (Trumbull).

A very clean and slightly toned copy in the original calf; front board detached and the rear board attached by the cords; spine label perished; rubbing and chipping to the extremities. Housed in a custom cloth chemise and slipcase. *AAS: [A] C-U W X-2R (2R4 verso blank). 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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40 Sterling, George THE TESTIMONY OF THE SUNS AND OTHER POEMS
San Francisco A. M. Robertson 1907 Third Edition cloth Near fine 
8vo (5½" x 7¾"). pp. 142. Signed Arts & Crafts binding design of a planet and a galaxy within a horizontal panel across the top of the front board, and titles above and below the panel all in silver. A book of lyric poetry whose title poem conveys Sterling's sense of wonder and awe at the vastness of the cosmos. Initially published by published by W. E. Wood in 1903, and released as a second edition in 1904 by A. M. Robertson. Robertson issued the book again in 1907 as the majority of the second edition was destroyed in the fire that followed the San Francisco earthquake in April,1906.

A handsome copy of a striking Arts & Crafts cover design whose lettering shows possible influence from Sarah Wyman Whitman (note the high-wasted sans-serif lettering and the roman "U" in "SUNS"). Scarce with this design in this condition. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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41 Stowe, Harriet Beecher PALMETTO LEAVES
Boston James R. Osgood and Company 1873 First Edition cloth Very good + 
12mo (5¼” x 6¾”). pp. 321. INCLUDES SIGNED NOTE FROM HARRIET BEECHER STOWE. Unsigned binding design of palmetto leaves and titles in gold with stamped patterned framing on rust colored cloth. Includes illustrated headpieces throughout. Note laid in: "Very Truly Yours, H B Stowe| Feb 26 1884". A memoir about Stowe's winters in Florida incorporated into a travel guide. Palmetto Leaves was one of the first travel books written about Florida and as such, helped to stimulate its tourist and residential development in the 1880s. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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42 Swift, Jonathan; Wilson, Charles Henry (editor) SWIFTIANA SELECTIONS FROM SWIFT'S WRITINGS, TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR
London Richard Phillips 1804 First Half morocco fine 
12mo (4½” x 6¾”). 2 volumes in one. Vol I: 208 + 5 folded facsimile letters; Vol II: pp.237 + 3pp. publisher's advt. Includes index. Contemporary half morocco over marbled paper in early 19th C. English spot pattern (see Wolfe, plate XXVIII); spine with titles in gilt and five raised bands each delineated by double gilt rules. Endpapers in same marbled paper as the binding. t.e.g. Title page of volume I illustrated with an engraving of the bust of Dean Swift housed in St. Patrick's Cathedral; Title page of volume II illustrated with an engraving of St. Patrick's Cathedral. A collection of anecdotes about Swift, witty passages from Swift's works, and critical comments by Wilson. Appended with a letter to the publisher from Theophilus Swift, the Irish writer and poet who was the second cousin of Dean Swift. Includes 5 facsimile letters. A entertaining collection of passages from Swift's works along with amusing anecdotes said to be by Swift, although the their authenticity is considered questionable. The wonderful addition of facsimile manuscript letters to and from Dean Swift makes this book a must for Swift collectors. A scarce work rarely found in condition with the facsimile letters intact. Lowndes 2562. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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43 Thayer, Emma Homan (binding design, illustrator, author) WILD FLOWERS OF COLORADO
New York Cassell & Company, Limited (1885) First Edition cloth very good + 
Small Folio (9¾" x 12½"). pp. 54. Binding design in gold green and red on blue cloth by Emma Homans Thayer. Includes 24 full page chromolithographed prints (each with tissue guard) after original water-colors Thayer painted from life. The text is a conversational account of Thayer's time in Colorado collecting and painting the wildflowers pictured. Chromolithographs are by the Donaldson Brothers.

Please note that the author and artist of this book is not Emma Redington "Lee" Thayer of the Decorative Designers. Faint moisture stain to the top right of the front board, not affecting the design, and two small stains to the rear board. PBO.pba02926.bib; Minsky I: 98. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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44 Thomson, Hugh HUGH THOMSON'S ILLUSTRATED FAIRY BOOKS JACK THE GIANT KILLER
London Macmillan & Co. Limited 1898 First Edition Softcover Hugh Thomson 
4to. (6¾” x 8½”). pp. 32. No pagination. Pictoral chromolithographic paper wrappers, 16 full page color illustrations and 16 pages of line vignettes by Hugh Thomson. This was the first and only issue of Hugh Thomson's Illustrated Fairy Book series, since at the time of publication, the illustrations were thought to be too realistically gruesome by adults purchasing the book for children. As this booklet was targeted to young children, very few survived to the present day, making this booklet, one of the most scarce of Thomson's oeuvre. Wrapper is chipped with small areas of loss on both rear and front covers, otherwise VG. A bright and tight copy of this scarce Thomson production. Spielmann and Jerrold 25. This particular copy belonged to Eileen Winifred Clarke Pitman (1900 - 2009) of Doynton House, South Gloucestershire, England. An interview with Ms. Pitman at the age of 106 can be found online at: http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/1064890.eileen_106_looks_back_through_eventful_century/ 
Price: 275.00 USD
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45 Trollope, Anthony AN EDITOR’S TALES
London Strahan & Co. 1870 First Edition Straight grained calf Very good + 
8vo (8” x 5¼”). pp. [viii]; 375; [1 adv]. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in dark mahogany straight grained calf bordered with scallops in blind and gilt triple fillets bound in each corner with a fleuron. Spine has five raised bands decorated in gilt pointillé and 6 compartments each with gilt borders; three compartments contain titles. Brown and white marbled end papers with peacock blue accents; gilt dentelles, t.e.g. Originally published as stories in St. Paul’s Magazine, where Trollope worked as editor, these short pieces of fiction examines the relationship between an editor and his authors.A very good + copy with some loss at the spine head and rubbing to one corner.

A very good + copy with some loss at the spine head and rubbing to one corner. A very good + copy with some loss at the spine head and rubbing to one corner. Sadleir 34. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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46 Washington Press, Inc. TYPES BORDERS AND ORNAMENTS
Boston Washington Press, Inc. N.D. staplebound wraps Very good 
R8vo (6½” x 10¾”). pp.36. Stiff paper wraps covered in painted brown paper with titles in black and the Washington Press logo in red. A sample book of all types, borders, ornaments, flourishes, decorations and effects offered by the Washington Press to its customers. Rubbing to corners and spine and light soiling to the final page, otherwise VG. The Washington Press, Inc. was a Boston-based printing company active from the early to the middle part of the 20th Century. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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47 WHARTON, Edith GLIMPSES OF THE MOON
New York and London D. Appleton and Company 1922 First Edition cloth Very good + Very Good Jacket 
8vo (5¼” x 7¾”). pp. 364 + 4 pp. publisher's advts. First printing. Bound in blue smooth blue cloth with titles and a single rule border both in gilt. Includes scarce original dust jacket. Wharton's novel satirizes the lives of the "bright young things" of the 1920s. The protagonists decide on a marriage of convenience so that they may tour Europe and live off the kindness of wealthy friends. They agree to an "open" relationship with the understanding that they will agree to a divorce if a better prospect emerges for either of them at a later date, but their feelings change. Glimpses of the Moon was thought to be a great influence on Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1923).

With the number "(1)" beneath the last line of text, indicating the first edition, first printing. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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48 Williams, Samuel; Davison, Gideon Miner SKETCHES OF THE WAR, BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE BRITISH ISLES INTENDED AS A FAITHFUL HISTORY OF ALL THE MATERIAL EVENTS FROM THE TIME OF THE DECLARATION IN 1812 TO AND INCLUDING THE TREATY OF PEACE IN 1815: INTERSPERSED WITH GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTIONS OF PLACES, AND BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES OF DISTINGUISHED MILITARY AND NAVAL COMMANDERS
Rutland (VT) Fay and Davison 1815 First Full calf Very good 
8vo (5½”x 8¾”). Two volumes in one. Vol. I: pp. 336. Vol. II: p. [337]; battle plan opposite p. 261. Contemporary full calf with a brown spine label with a smooth spine divided into 6 compartments by gold double rules. Speckled edges. The first edition of this detailed contemporary account of the events of the War of 1812. "The Sketches" were originally issued in 8 numbers during the war, and were collected together in the present volume for the first time. The author states on the verso of the title page: "Readers, who may not have perused this work, as it progressed from the press, will perceive, that these numbers were commenced, and that part of them were written for a family record, while the war was continually proclaiming its events from the embattled field." Authorship been variously attributed to Gideon Minor Davison, one of the publishers, and to Samuel P. Wilson (Sabin). A very good copy with general wear and rubbing to the extremities; starts the top of both joints and a small ( ”) chip in the spine leather and intermittent light to moderate toning of the text. Howes W-479; Sabin 104351. Scarce. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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49 Winterbotham, William An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of the American United States, and of the European Settlements in America and the West-Indies
New York Printed by Tiebout and O'Brien for John Reid 1796 First Tree calf Very good 
4to (5½”x 8¾”). 4 volume set. Vol. I: pp. 590; 1 engraved plate (opposite p.183); Vol. II: pp. 493; 1 engraved plate (opposite p. 397); Vol III: pp. 519; 4 engraved plates (opposite p. 138, 142, 145, 427) THE TOBACCO PLANT PLATE IS PRESENT; pagination errors: p. 48, 191, 236 and 296 misnumbered 28, 192, 218 and 294 as called for. Vol IV: pp. 516 + Index + list of subscribers + directions to the binder; 15 engraved plates (opposite p. 332; 333, 335; 342; 344, 360, 365, 371, 373, 383, 394, 397, 403, 404, 405); pagination errors: p. 295-296 and 318 misnumbered 285, 297 and 218 as called for. The set lacks the four frontis. portraits. Although the binding directions at the end of vol. IV call for a Plan of Washington, this is normally present only with the Atlas, and is not included here. All other plates and pages are present. Contemporary tree calf with red morocco spine label and a smooth spine gilt ruled into 6 panels. Written while Winterbotham (1763 - 1829) was serving a 2 year sentence in Newgate prison for political sermons on the Gunpowder Plot and on the Revolution. This book is for the most part a compilation of extracts drawn from various sources, relating the history of America, including the revolution, and provides a general description of the colonies at the time. Winterbotham also discusses the Northwest Territory, Canada, and settlements in South America and the West Indies. The book includes a series of engravings of birds, quadrupeds (including monkeys) and reptiles. Among these are important plates illustrating the West Indies’ indigenous fauna, and includes the scarce hand-colored tobacco plate (Volume III, opposite page 427) -- the first color plate to be regularly published in a book about America. Very good with light to moderate rubbing to the extremities; a contemporary hand-written index on the ffep of vol. 1 and 2; a start to the rear joint of vols. 1 and 3; chip to the rear spine head of vol. 4; tide marks to the prelims of vol. 4; bookplates removed from the front pastedowns of all 4 volumes with little paper loss, although glue residue is visible; scattered light foxing in all volumes. ESTC W12394; Howes W581; Sabin 104833. As mentioned above this set lacks the four frontis. portraits. Although the binding directions at the end of vol. IV call for a Plan of Washington, this is normally present only with the Atlas, and is not included here. All other plates and pages are present. Scarce with all four volumes and the rare tobacco plate present. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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50 ZUSAK, MARCUS THE BOOK THIEF
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2016 First near fine Fine 
8vo (6 ” x 9¼”). 10th Anniversary edition. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. pp. 551 + 30 pp. bonus material. Zusak's international bestselling story of the power of words and reading and their transformative effect on a young foster child growing up in Nazi Germany. This 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author’s writing notebook. The Book Thief was the basis for a 2013 film starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and Sophie Nélisse. The present copy is inscribed to "Mary" by the author. The inscription includes a small illustration by the author. A near fine copy with faint shelfwear. The near fine dust jacket has the publisher's "Special Anniversary Edition" sticker on the front panel, and has faint wear on the edges near the corners. Inscribed copies of both the first and the anniversary editions are scarce. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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51 [Abbey, Edwin Austin (cover design and illustrations)]; Herrick, Robert SELECTIONS FROM THE POETRY OF ROBERT HERRICK (SELECTIONS FROM THE HESPERIDES & NOBLE NUMBERS OF ROBERT HERRICK) WITH DRAWINGS BY EDWIN A. ABBEY
New York Harper and Brothers 1882 First cloth Very good + Abbey, Edwin Austin (cover design and illustrations) 
Large 4to (9½" x 12"). pp. 188. IN ORIGINAL GIFT BOX. Unsigned binding design by Edwin Austin Abbey in gold, chartreuse, red and black of a radiating sun and floating flowers extending around the spine to the rear board on beige cloth. a.e.g. Includes pictorial title page, 42 full page wood engraved illustrations as well as wood engraved head and tail vignette illustrations after Abbey. The gift box has the tiles surrounded by a rococo style border. A portion of the original paper wrapper is present. This was Abbey's first book, and its popularity pushed Abbey's work to the forefront of the illustrators of the time, spawning numerous imitators. “The cover design of this book... is an early manifestation of Art nouveau influence from across the Atlantic, in the somewhat vibrating, floating design, in the choice of green, gold and red on a pale beige cloth, and in the new freedom of the hand-lettering” (Harvard, Turn of a Century, p.108). A landmark book in the history of American trade binding design. A very good + copy with 3 faint moisture marks and rubbing to the gold of the sun on the front board, and a small stain to the rear board. The good original box has cracks to the corners of the top portion; one side of the top portion has its finish removed and a 1½" portion missing. One of the sides of the bottom portion is detached but present, and shows signs of a previous repair. One panel of the original undecorated paper wrapper is present but wrinkled. Exceptionally scarce in the original box and with a portion of the original wrapper present. Inscription of "Christmas 1882" in pencil on the inside of the top portion of the box. Turn of a Century 108. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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52 [Americana, Californiana]; Gordon, Patrick; Senex, John GEOGRAPHY ANATOMIZ'D: OR, THE GEOGRAPHICAL GRAMMAR BEING A SHORT AND EXACT ANALYSIS OF THE WHOLE BODY OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY, AFTER A NEW AND CURIOUS METHOD. COMPREHENDING I. A GENERAL VIEW OF THE TERRAQUEOUS GLOBE,... II. A PARTICULAR VIEW OF THE TERRAQUEOUS GLOBE,... THE SEVENTEENTH EDITION, CORRECTED, AND SOMEWHAT ENLARGED; AND A SET OF NEW MAPS, BY MR. SENEX. BY PAT. GORDON,...
London Printed for D. Midwinter, A. Ward, J. and P. Knapton, J. Brotherton, J. Clarke [exchange], S. Birt, T. Longman, C. Hitch, R. Hett, J. Hodges, T. Cooper, J. Davidson 1741 Cambridge Leather binding Near fine 
8vo (5¼” x 8¼”). pp.[24],160,169-184,177-432 + 17 hand-colored pull-out maps. Collated and complete*. Seventeenth edition. Bound in full modern calf after the original decorated binding. Includes head and tail pieces and ornamental initials, in addition to the bright, hand colored pull out maps. Note the odd pagination which also appears in the 14th edition (1735). A striking and bright copy of this extremely popular work first published in 1693 for the children of English gentry, includes neat, contemporary marginalia on pp.13 -14 and 43.

The importance of this work is in its early descriptions of the English colonies and its map of North America, showing California as an island separated from the mainland by the "Red Sea" and described in the text as a "dry, barren and cold country". ESTC:N1378; Russell 1234. *Collated against the University of Alberta (Hathi Trust) copy. 
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53 [Americana]; Adams, William THE MODERN VOYAGER AND TRAVELLER THROUGH EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, & AMERICA
London Henry Fischer, Son, and P. Jackson 1832 Cloth Very good 
16mo (4½” x 6½”). pp. 460. Originally issued separately as 4 distinct volumes. Volume 3: America. Engraved additional title page, hand-colored fold-out map, 10 hand colored engraved costume plates with 1 additional uncolored engraving. An English view of the physical and cultural characteristics that define North and South America. Rebound in modern green linen. Bookplate of Edwin Stanton Fickes, chief engineer, architect and vice-president of Alcoa Aluminum. His design of the Alcoa Edgewater Works in New Jersey was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1978. A bright and clean copy of this member of an extremely scarce work. 
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54 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design and title page design)]; Bingham, Denis Arthur; Perkins, James Breck (Preface) THE BASTILLE
New York James Pott & Co. 1901 First cloth Very good + very good Jacket Armstrong, Margaret (binding design and title page design) 
8vo (5½" x 8¼"). IN ORIGINAL DJs AND CASE. 2 volumes. Vol. I: pp. 478; frontis and 17 photogravure illustrations of historic art work each with captioned tissue guard. Vol: II: pp. 498. frontis. and 15 photogravure illustrations of historic art work each with captioned tissue guard. Includes original slipcase, cloth dust jackets, and ribbon markers. Signed Margaret Armstrong binding design in gold of a repeated key design surrounding titles within a scroll on scarlet cloth. Spine with repeated crown design surrounded by flourishes repeated on the spine of the matching scarlet paper-lined cloth dust jackets. The original slipcase is in a darker red cloth with the titles and Armstrong's key design surrounded by a circle of four crowns on the top panel. A very good + set in very good dust jackets and very good slipcase. Darkening to the foot of the spine of Vol. I; detached ribbon marker in vol. II. Both books have the contemporary ownership mark of G. A. Davenport and the later ownership stamp of A. Rutherford Davenport. The very good dust jackets both have fading and spotting to the spine panels and wear to the head of both spine panels; the dust jacket of vol. I has some rubbing wear to the extremities. The very good slip case has moderate general wear that is more concentrated at the extremities. GE 25. Scarce as a complete set and in the dust jackets and case. 
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55 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design and title page); Coburn, Frederick Simpson (illustrator and decorations)]; Dickens, Charles THE CHIMES
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1911 First Thus cloth fine Armstrong, Margaret (binding design and title page); Coburn, Frederick Simpson (illustrator and decorations) 
12mo (5¼” x 7½”). Holiday Edition. Unsigned binding design and signed title page likely by Margaret Armstrong. Decorations, full page color frontis., 3 additional full page color illustrations and 11 full page black and white illustrations by Frederick Simpson Coburn. a.e.g. Dickens' 1844 Christmas story of Toby "Trotty" Veck, a poor, working class man who has lost his faith in humanity. He is visited on New Year's eve by spirits to restore his faith. Although this Margaret Armstrong design is not in GE, OCLC tentatively attributes the design to her. Scarce in this condition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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56 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Clark, Walter Appleton (illustrations)]; Van Dyke, Henry THE RULING PASSION TALES OF NATURE AND HUMAN NATURE
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1908 First Edition cloth Near fine Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Clark, W. Appleton (illustrations) 
8vo (5" x 7¾"). pp. [296]. Early printing. Unsigned binding design by Margaret Armstrong of interwoven pine branches in gold and green surrounding titles over dark blue cloth. Frontis. and 7 tinted black and white illustrations by Walter Appleton Clark. t.e.g and deckle edge. A series of stories about passions other than love than can have power over human life. A fresh, bright copy. GE 277. 
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57 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Jones, Garth (decorations and illustrations); Chapman, Charles S. (illustrations) and Ivanowski, Sigismond (illustrations)]; Van Dyke, Henry THE UNKNOWN QUANTITY A BOOK OF ROMANCE AND SOME HALF-TOLD TALES
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1912 First Edition cloth Very Good + Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Jones, Garth (decorations and illustrations); Chapman, Charles S. (illustrations) and Ivanowski, Sigismond (illustrations) 
8vo (5" x 7¾"). pp. [296]. Early printing. Signed binding design by Margaret Armstrong of an orange tree with flowers and fruit in two shades of textured gold, white and orange surrounding titles over dark blue cloth. Frontis. and 6 tinted black and white illustrations by Garth Jones, Charles S. Chapman and Sigismond Ivanowski. Line drawn title page and head and tail pieces throughout in a fanciful Arts & Crafts style reminiscent of Howard Pyle by Garth Jones. t.e.g and deckle edge. A series of stories that possess a haunting, elusive quality that Van Dyke dubs "The Unknown Quantity". A fresh, bright copy. GE 285. 
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58 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Satterlee, Marion (illustrator)]; Dana, Mrs. William Starr (Francis Theodora Parsons) HOW TO KNOW THE WILDFLOWERS A GUIDE TO THE NAMES, HAUNTS AND HABITS OF OUR COMMON WILDFLOWERS
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1895 cloth Very good + 
8vo (5¼" x 8"). pp.373 + 4pp. publisher's advts. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Signed Margaret Armstrong binding design of a flowering topiary with a banner winding around its stem inside a decorated border in pale green and silver on brown linen weave cloth. The second of two bindings Miss Armstrong created for the editions of this book. Includes 152 black and white illustrations (52 new illustrations over the previous edition) by Marion Satterlee. A description of more than 450 varieties of wild flowers, classified by color. A lovely copy of a structured but simultaneously fluid Armstrong binding design whose silver elements immediately draw the eye.

Light soiling to the edges and occasional finger soiling to the text. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt re-released this book (retaining the Armstrong cover) in 1989. GE 70; Minsky I:80. Scarce in this binding and in this condition. 
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59 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Woodbury, Charles H. (illustrator); Woodbury, Marcia O. (illustrator)]; Whittier, John Greenleaf THE TENT ON THE BEACH AND DRAMATIC LYRICS
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1899 cloth fine Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Woodbury, Charles H. (illustrator); Woodbury, Marcia O. (illustrator) 
8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. 110. Signed pictorial binding design in textured gilt by Margaret Armstrong. Frontis. and 11 illustrations from designs by Charles H. Woodbury and Marcia O. Woodbury, each with captioned tissue guard. Maroon eps.; t.e.g. BAL 22368; GE 308. Scarce in this condition. 
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60 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design, title page and border designs)]; Irving, Washington THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BONNEVILLE VSA IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND THE FAR WEST DIGESTED FROM HIS JOURNAL AND ILLUSTRATED FROM VARIOUS OTHER SOURCES
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1898 First Thus cloth Very good + Armstrong, Margaret (binding design, title page and border designs) 
8vo (6¼" x 9¼"). Pawnee Edition. 2 volumes with original cloth dust jackets. Vol. I: pp.339; frontis. and 13 additional illustrations, each with captioned tissue guard. Vol. II: pp. 237; frontis; 13 additional illustrations, each with captioned tissue guard, and a fold-out map. Binding design, title page design and border design by Margaret Armstrong. Washington Irving used Bonneville's notes and maps to create his non-fiction account of Benjamin de Bonneville's (1796 – 1878) expedition for the U.S. Army from Missouri to Oregon that began in 1832. De Bonneville eventually attained the rank of brigadier general (1865). Irving's account of de Bonneville's explorations was originally published in 1837. A scarce Margaret Armstrong masterwork. GE 134. 
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61 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design, title page design); Coburn, Frederick Simpson (illustrations)]; Irving, Washington RIP VAN WINKLE AND THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1899 First cloth Near fine 
8vo (5½” x 7¾”). Designed to be sold both as a set and individually and therefore do not have volume markings. Rip Van Winkle: pp. v; 115; 7 plates. Legend of Sleepy Hollow: pp. v; 191; 8 plates. Signed Margaret Armstrong line block binding design of 21 tulips and titles in gold on dark red buckram with the tulip motif repeated 4 times on the spine with titles (identical design on each volume). Signed Margaret Armstrong title page in each volume, and five different Margaret Armstrong decorative borders in rose and pale green repeated throughout each volume. Each volume contains full page black and white plates by Coburn and vignette illustrations on the verso of each textual page. t.e.g. Original ribbon markers laid in. A near fine set of what Gullans and Espy regarded as "among her [Armstrong's] finest works". Scarce individually and hardly ever found as a set. GE135. 
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62 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design, title page design); Coburn, Frederick Simpson (illustrations)]; Irving, Washington RIP VAN WINKLE
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1899 First cloth Very good 
8vo (5½” x 7¾”). pp. v; 115; 7 plates. Signed Margaret Armstrong binding design of 21 tulips in red, yellow and green and titles in gold on white buckram with the tulip motif repeated 4 times on the spine with titles. Signed Margaret Armstrong title page and five different Margaret Armstrong decorative borders in rose and pale green repeated throughout. Each volume contains full page black and white plates by Coburn and vignette illustrations on the verso of each textual page. Decorated eps with a repeating design of smoking pipes, wine goblets and a covered pitcher. t.e.g. This Armstrong masterwork appeared in two cloth variants: red buckram with a line block of the decoration in gold, and this white buckram with the design in gold, green, yellow and red. Although the line block of the red variant is of the same design as the white variant, the use of the white cloth and color creates a completely different appearance to the design. A stunning set of what Gullans and Espy regarded as "among her [Armstrong's] finest works", even if the white variant "is subject to instant destruction at the touch of careless hands." Both binding variants are exceptionally scarce. A very good copy with light soiling to the rear board; spine with toning and fading to the spine (the spine designs and text are still clearly legible) and a brown staining to the lower front edge; some light staining to the lower front edge of the spine; the gutter shows toned tide marks at the front fly, p.29, p.33, p.51 and p.89 with light foxing from the moisture exposure on the verso and margins of the pages preceding the noted pages; The moisture exposure has caused the gutter portion of the front fly to adhere to the verso of the frontis.; moderate foxing to the frontis margins; Original ribbon marker not present. GE135. 
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63 [Armstrong, Margaret, Christy, Howard Chandler]; Cable, George W. THE CAVALIER
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1901 First Edition Cloth Very good + Howard Chandler Christy 
8vo. (8.5” x 5) pp. [ix]; 312 + 2pp. advts. An unsigned Margaret Armstrong cover design in scarlet vertically ribbed cloth with titles and art nouveau floral and martial decorations stamped in gilt and black. Gilt titles and floral designs repeated on spine. Frontis. and six illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy. Gullans and Espey 56. BAL 2368. A bright, VG+ copy with a faint marks on the lower front cover and upper spine. Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867 - 1944) was a pioneering book artist who forged a path for other women artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries into the fields of book decoration and cover design, which at that time was a profession solely occupied by men. According to Gullans and Espey, Margaret Armstrong became “the single most important woman in this branch of decorative design” after Sarah Wyman Whitman, and was a “source of inspiration and encouragement” to women who would follow in her path, notably Amy Sacker, Marion Louise Peabody, Amy Richards, Lee Thayer and Bertha Stuart. Howard Chandler Christy (1873 - 1952) was an illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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64 [Armstrong, Margaret, Christy, Howard Chandler]; Cable, George W. THE CAVALIER
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1901 First Edition Cloth Very good - Howard Chandler Christy Signed
8vo. (8.5” x 5) pp. [ix]; 312 + 2pp. advts. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. An unsigned Margaret Armstrong cover design in scarlet vertically ribbed cloth with titles and art nouveau floral and martial decorations stamped in gilt and black. Gilt titles and floral designs repeated on spine. Frontis.and six illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy. Gullans and Espey 56. BAL 2368. Inscribed by Cable on the verso of the front flyleaf: "Dear Grace, Thank-you for this privilege, and believe me ever Yours truly, G. W. Cable". A Very Good- copy with a photographic reproduction of George W. Cable tipped in on verso of frontis. Cloth color moderately faded and lightly soiled on cover and on spine; moderate rubbing to corners, closed (1/2") tear to frontis tissue guard. Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867 - 1944) was a pioneering book artist who forged a path for other women artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries into the fields of book decoration and cover design, which at that time was a profession solely occupied by men. According to Gullans and Espey, Margaret Armstrong became “the single most important woman in this branch of decorative design” after Sarah Wyman Whitman, and was a “source of inspiration and encouragement” to women who would follow in her path, notably Amy Sacker, Marion Louise Peabody, Amy Richards, Lee Thayer and Bertha Stuart. Howard Chandler Christy (1873 - 1952) was an illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. 
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65 [Armstrong, Margaret, Christy, Howard Chandler]; Cable, George W. THE CAVALIER
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1901 First Edition Cloth Very good Howard Chandler Christy 
8vo. (8.5” x 5) pp. [ix]; 312 + 2pp. advts. An unsigned Margaret Armstrong cover design in scarlet vertically ribbed cloth with titles and art nouveau floral and martial decorations stamped in gilt and black. Gilt titles and floral designs repeated on spine. Frontis.and six illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy. Gullans and Espey 56. BAL 2368. A Very Good copy with faint rubbing to the corners and a lightly sun faded spine with faint soiling and light rubbing to head/tail. Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867 - 1944) was a pioneering book artist who forged a path for other women artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries into the fields of book decoration and cover design, which at that time was a profession solely occupied by men. According to Gullans and Espey, Margaret Armstrong became “the single most important woman in this branch of decorative design” after Sarah Wyman Whitman, and was a “source of inspiration and encouragement” to women who would follow in her path, notably Amy Sacker, Marion Louise Peabody, Amy Richards, Lee Thayer and Bertha Stuart. Howard Chandler Christy (1873 - 1952) was an illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. 
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66 [Armstrong, Margaret; Balmer, Clinton]; Reed, Myrtle (Myrtle Reed McCCullough) FLOWER OF THE DUSK
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1908 First Edition Cloth Very good Clinton Balmer 
(8.25” x 5.5”) pp. iv; 341. 8vo. . Printed by the Knickerbocker Press. Lavender vertically ribbed cloth boards with gilt titles surrounded by gold and white stamped art nouveau floral and arboreal design signed by Margaret Armstrong. Gilt titles and decorative scroll work stamped on spine. t.e.g. deckled edges. Color frontis. after a painting by Clinton Balmer with captioned tissue guard. Text pages bordered in black with page headers and shoulder notes in red. One of twelve Myrtle Reed covers Armstrong designed between 1901 and 1913. Gullans and Espey 209. Very Good w/ light rubbing at extremities and a 1/4" spot on front board, but still a bright copy of this title. Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867 - 1944) was a pioneering book artist who forged a path for other women artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries into the fields of book decoration and cover design, which at that time was a profession solely occupied by men. According to Gullans and Espey, Margaret Armstrong became “the single most important woman in this branch of decorative design” after Sarah Wyman Whitman, and was a “source of inspiration and encouragement” to women who would follow in her path, notably Amy Sacker, Marion Louise Peabody, Amy Richards, Lee Thayer and Bertha Stuart. 
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67 [Armstrong, Margaret]; Reed, Myrtle (Myrtle Reed McCCullough) LOVE AFFAIRS OF LITERARY MEN
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1907 First Edition, Second Printing Cloth Near fine 
8vo. (8.25” x 5.5”). pp. vi; 204. Printed by the Knickerbocker Press. Lavender vertically ribbed cloth boards with gilt titles in central white scroll surrounded by gilt stamped art nouveau floral design signed by Margaret Armstrong. Gilt titles and decorative scroll work stamped on spine; t.e.g. deckled edges; Frontis. with tissue guard; 16 illustrations. Text pages bordered in black with page headers and shouldner notes in red. One of twelve Myrtle Reed covers Armstrong designed between 1901 and 1913. Near Fine with ownership stamp and sticker on front ep and faint rubbing to extremities. Gullans & Espey 208. Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867 - 1944) was a pioneering book artist who forged a path for other women artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries into the fields of book decoration and cover design, which at that time was a profession solely occupied by men. According to Gullans and Espey, Margaret Armstrong became “the single most important woman in this branch of decorative design” after Sarah Wyman Whitman, and was a “source of inspiration and encouragement” to women who would follow in her path, notably Amy Sacker, Marion Louise Peabody, Amy Richards, Lee Thayer and Bertha Stuart. 
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68 [ART NOUVEAU BINDING]; [Brock, H. M. (illustrator)]; Holmes, Oliver Wendell THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE
London J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd. 1902 First Half morocco Very good + Brock, H.M. 
C8vo (4½ x 7¼). pp. xxi; 318. Half green morocco over grey and cream marbled boards with titles and a floral Art Nouveau design on the spine in gold. Includes frontis. and 50 full page and vignette illustrations by H. M. Brock. The sayings and thoughts of a philosopher who discourses at length to his fellow lodgers in a boarding house on any subject that comes to hand. A very good+ copy with slight darkening to the spine. Skilton 166. 
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69 [Ball, Thomas Watson (binding design); Wilder, Herbert Merrill (illustrator)]; Carruth, Hayden THE VOYAGE OF THE RATTLETRAP
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1897 First Edition cloth Near fine 
12mo (4½" x 6¾"). pp. 207. Unsigned binding design by Thomas Watson Ball in white, light blue, dark blue and gold on sage green cloth likely produced using an arming press to produce an increased depth to the design. Includes frontis. and 36 additional vignettte and full page illustrations in black and white by H. M. Wilder. A humorous narrative of a trip taken through the Dakotas in a prarire schooner by two young men, a boy, two horses, a pony, and a dog named Snoozer.

An appealing binding design influenced by Bradley's design for In Russet and Silver, with the trees in the foreground created from the unstamped portion of the cloth.

A bight copy of this charming binding with a small bump in the upper front corner. Wright III: 923 Scarce. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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70 [Baseball]; Sanders, Charles W.; Sanders, J. C. SANDERS' BILDER FIBEL (SANDERS' PICTORIAL PRIMER) ODER EINLEITUNG ZU SANDER'S FIRST READER (OR AN INTRODUCTION TO SANDERS' FIRST READER)
New York; Cincinnati; Chicago Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co. 1846 First Edition Quarter Cloth Very Good 
12mo (4½” x 7”). pp.[48]. Original binding of quarter linen over pictorial boards. Titles on front board in German; English and German title pages and texts on facing pages with woodcut illustrations throughout. Pink endpapers with advts of Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co. publications. Includes an early pictorial representation of Baseball on the illustrated half-title and p. 23 (a boy pitching a ball to another boy holding a bat), and contains a description of the scene in the German language on p.23 Moderate shelf wear, hinges cracked but binding holding tight. Light soil and staining to boards otherwise Very Good. AAS CL-Backlog Sand; Block, Baseball Before We Knew It p.209. 
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71 [BAYNTUN (decorated leather binding)]; Colmache, Édouard; Colmache, georgina (EDITOR) REMINISCENCES OF PRINCE TALLEYRAND EDITED FROM THE PAPERS OF THE LATE M. COLMACHE, PRIVATE SECRETARY TO THE PRINCE, BY MADAME COLMACHE
London Henry Colburn 1848 First Full morocco Very good + 
8vo (5” x 7¾”). 2 volumes. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED. Vol. I: pp.358; Vol. II: pp. 364. A striking Bayntun binding in scarlet morocco with a bold border containing intermittent loops in black outlined in gold; a double border and two single ruled borders. The spine has 5 raised bands, each with pointillé work; the compartments contain the titles in gold and a reduced version of the bold black border motif, each outlined in gold; Simple gold ruled turn-ins with grey and pale blue marbled eps; two red ribbon markers per volume; a.e.g. in the original scarlet cloth-covered, felt-lined slipcase. Originally released with a single frontis. portrait of Talleyrand in volume I. This extra illustrated set has a total of 40 additional illustrations; 20 illustrations per volume. Of these illustrations, 15 are hand-colored (including an early hand-colored portrait of Benjamin Franklin in Volume I opposite p. 301); there are also two double page illustrations and a fold-out illustration. Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, prince de Bénévent(1754 - 1838), was a French statesman and diplomat noted for his capacity for political survival; he held high office during the French Revolution -- and then again under Napoleon -- as well as at the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy -- and finally under King Louis-Philippe. Talleyrand had a mixed history with the United States; he was responsible for the notorious XYZ Affair during the John Adams administration, where Talleyrand insulted American diplomats sent to France to sue for peace, and then demanded a $250,000 personal bribe and a $10 million loan for France before he would begin peace negotiations. Talleyrand, however, was also the French minister who negotiated the treaty that ceded the Louisiana Territory to the United States in 1803 at the start of the Napoleon Wars. A very good + set with slight fading to both spines; the spine of vol. I has a ” chip to the head of the spine, while vol. II has several very small dark marks to the spine. The very good slip case shows fading and soiling to the cloth; the edges of the cloth on both the front and bottom panels starting. Exceptionally scarce. 
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72 [Beardsley, Aubrey]; Wilde, Oscar SALOMÉ. A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT: Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde Pictured by Aubrey Beardsley
London Melmoth & Co. 1904 cloth Very good Beardsley, Aubrey 
Pirated edition containing the first appearance of 15 original Beardsley illustrations WITH PLATES for 11 OF THE 16 illustrations FROM THE 1907 LANE ISSUE OF SALOMÉ. Small 4to (8 ½" x 6 ¾"). pp [1 - 10]; 11 - 75; [76 - 77]; [2 blank]. Collated and complete, but plates are not in the order specified on list of illustrations as usual. Limited edition; this copy number 238 of 250 copies printed on handmade paper. Beveled boards in light blue cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spine. A very good copy with a lightly sunned spine with moderate rubbing to head and tail; minor rubbing to corners and faint soiling to boards. Etched bookplate by Theodore Diedricksen for Donald S. Tuttle on front paste-down. Contemporary advt. tipped in on ffep recto, later catalog entry tipped in on rfep verso. WITH 11 of the 16 original illustrations included in the J. Lane, The Bodley Head 1907 issue of Salomé, including: Woman in the Moon (IV), The Peacock Skirt (V), A Platonic Lament (VIII), Enter Herodias (IX), The Eyes of Herod (X), The Stomach Dance (XI), The Toilette of Salomé I (XII), The Toilette of Salomé II (XIII), Dancer’s Reward (XIV), The Climax (XV) and Cul de Lampe (XVI). The plates are on a light woven paper with age toning along the margin edge, and signs along the left edge where the pages had been tipped into the 1907 Lane issue. Many of the plates show pencil markings following the contours of the drawings; there are light ink marks and smudges scattered on the recto and verso margins. “Woman in the Moon” has erasure marks and redrawing as well as contemporary measurements written in ink on the lower left margin. Overall, the condition of the plates is Very good. Salomé was Oscar Wilde's one act play retelling the biblical story of King Herod's stepdaughter Salomé, who asked for the head of Herod's prisoner, John the Baptist, on a silver platter in exchange for performing an erotic dance for her step-father. Salomé was attracted to John the Baptist, but was angered when he refused to kiss her. Beardsley's drawings for Salomé caused controversy even before they were published by Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the Bodley Head for the first time in 1894. Shocked by and fearing the public's reaction to Beardsley's graphic images of hermaphroditism and frontal nudity in his proposed drawings for Salomé, Lane had Beardsley redraw the title page and "Salomé's Toilette" as well as remove the drawing, "John and Salome", before the book was printed. This 1904 edition of Salomé was pirated by a publisher named Leonard Smithers; "Melmoth & Co." was one of Smithers' many publishing "front" companies. Smithers had been acquainted with Wilde since 1888, and began publishing for both Wilde and Beardsley once Lane dropped them following Wilde’s trial in 1895. Smithers went into bankruptcy in 1900, and started issuing pirated works soon after to keep out of debt. Since Smithers sold the copyright of Beardsley’s drawings for Salomé to John Lane (The Bodley Head), during his Bankruptcy proceedings, Lane was able to have the 1904 Melmoth & Co. run of Salome seized and suppressed (destroyed). Those copies that survived Lane’s purge (including this one) were the first edition (authorized or unauthorized) to contain 15 of the 16 original Beardsley illustrations since the Melmoth 1904 issue preceded the 1907 authorized edition of Salomé from John Lane that also contained Beardsley’s original illustrations. A direct comparison of the 1904 Melmoth issues to the1907 Lane issue shows that the title pages of both Melmoth issues and portfolio do not contain Beardsley's original hermaphroditic title page found in the 1907 John Lane issue. Mason 615; Nelson, Publisher to the Decadents, p.262, p. 274; Delaware Art Museum, Aubrey Beardsley’s illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s Salomé (1.28.15); Arnold, City of Sin (google books; no page given); The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction, p. 591. 
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73 [Bewick, Thomas; Cruikshank, George; and others (illustrations)]; Walton, Izaak; Cotton, Charles; Jesse, Edward (editor); Bohn, Henry G. (notes and appendix) THE COMPLETE ANGLER OR THE CONTEMPLATIVE MAN'S RECREATION of IZAAK WALTON AND CHARLES COTTON. with lives of the authors, and variorum notes, historical and practical; to which are added papers on fishing-tackle, fishing stations, etc.
London Henry G. Bohn 1856 Half morocco Very good 
8vo (5” x 7½”). pp. 496. First Jesse edition. Half maroon morocco over marbled boards with gilt double rules at each seam. Spine has 5 raised bands, each defined with a double rule on either side and pointillé work on the top of each band; compartments contain titles and fishing themed decorations. Marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Frontis. of portrait of Walton engraved by Robinson after Housman; Frontis. portrait of Cotton after Lely and illustrated title page for Cotton 's 1676 The Complete Angler: part II (p. 339). Includes 26 steel-engraved plates by various artists and engravers of the period as well as 203 in-text wood-engravings (seven by Thomas Bewick and two by George Cruikshank). The Compleat Angler; or, the Contemplative Man’s Recreation, is a pastoral discourse on the joys of fishing enlivened by more than 40 songs and poems, country folklore, recipes, anecdotes, moral meditations, quotes from the Bible and from classic literature, and lore about fishing and waterways (Britannica.com). Walton first published it in 1653, and then released a larger edition 1655. The final edition supervised by Walton was published in 1676, and included additional material by Charles Cotton. The Compleat Angler is one of the three most published books in English literature (the other two are the Bible and the Complete Works of Shakespeare), and has run to more than 300 editions. (Herd, 2017). The Jesse edition was an important and popular edition of the Compleat Angler that incorporates textual engravings throughout, as well as an illustrated appendix of rods, lines, hooks and other tackle and notes on the best places to fish in England. It spawned (so to speak) 27 further English editions printed between 1856 and 1903. Edward Jesse was a naturalist and angler active in the Walton and Cotton Club. This edition includes 7 illustrations by Thomas Bewick, and two by George Cruikshank. A very good copy. Wood 86; Starkman and Read 111; Westwood and Satchell, Bibliotheca Piscatoria 232; Herd in Foottit, 217. 
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74 [Boyer, Jane Allen]; Fryer, Jane Eayre THE MARY FRANCES SEWING BOOK ADVENTURES AMONG THE THIMBLE PEOPLE
Philadelphia The John C. Winston Company 1913 First Edition Cloth Very good Jane Allen Boyer 
4to (7” x 9½”). pp. [x]; 175. Blue cloth boards with color illustrated paper onlay with titles; spine with titles stamped in gold script. Illustrated eps. Printed in red and black and profusely illustrated by Jane Allen Boyer in the Golden Age tradition with full page color illustrations and textual vignette illustrations. Includes 10 tissue-paper fold-out clothing patterns. One in a series of seven books by Jane Eayre Fryer whose purpose was to teach children the domestic arts, The Mary Frances Sewing Book weaves lessons about basic sewing into a story about a little girl taught to sew by animated sewing tools called the Thimble People (think Beauty and the Beast) while she spends her summer vacation with Gandmother. An informative piece of cultural and fashion histiory of the early 20th century, The Mary Frances Cook Book is a snapshot of family life and the fashion of the time that includes tissue paper patterns and instructions for making doll clothes that range from a simple handkerchief to a full wedding dress. As it was meant to be used actively by children learning to sew, it can be difficult to find a copy with all of the tissue patterns intact. In very good condition with moderate to heavy edgewear, sunned spine and some light rubbing and scratching to the cloth and the paper onlay. All 10 of the tissue-paper patterns present (two are detached but present, and one has been used but is present). 
Price: 75.00 USD
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75 [Bradley, Will (binding design)]; Le Gallienne, Richard THE QUEST OF THE GOLDEN GIRL A ROMANCE
London John Lane: The Bodley head 1897 (1896) Fifth edition cloth Very good + Bradley, Will (binding design) 
8vo (5" x 7¾"). pp. 308 + 16 pp. publisher's catalogue. An unsigned Will Bradley design inspired by Housman of repeated pattern of woman's head with interconnecting swirl and knot work in gold on dark green cloth. Motif repeated on spine. BOSTON BOOKBINDING stamp and Brentano's label to the bottom edge of the rear paste-down, with a Brentano's order form for Fothergill's The First Violin laid in. t.e.g. The story of a man who turns 30 and decides to go and look for the perfect woman. A very good + copy with faint rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, and a small bump to the top front corner. Scarce in this condition. Bambace A14; Haslam 89. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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76 [Bradley, William H. (binding and title page design); Lemaire, Madeleine (water color illustrations); Rogers, C. McCormick (line illustrations)]; Meredith, Owen (Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton) LUCILE
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1897 First cloth Very good + Will H. Bradley 
Thick 8vo (5 1/8" x 8 3/8"). pp. 832. Signed binding design by Will Bradley of a repeated pattern of lilies and English roses in two colors of textured gold on periwinkle cloth, with the primary decorative motif repeated in gold on the spine. Unsigned title page design also by Will Bradley. Includes twelve facsimiles of water colors by Madeleine Lemaire and 100 black and white drawings by C. McCormick Rogers. t.e.g. A romantic narrative poem whose heroine, Lucile, is beloved by an English Lord and a French Duke who are bitter rivals. She loves the English Lord, but a misunderstanding keeps them apart. Many years later, the son of the Lord and the daughter of the Duke fall in love, but are separated by the old feud. They are finally reunited through the efforts of Lucile, who has become a nun named Sister Seraphine. Bradley represented the primary conflict of the poem in his binding by using an alternating design the English rose and the French lily. Stokes released this particular edition of Lucile in two different bindings, with the Bradley binding being the more scarce and difficult to obtain. Bambace A28. A very good + copy with slight fading to the spine cloth that does not affect the gilt design and a neat ownership statement written in ball-point pen on the ffep. Scarce in any condition. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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77 [Bradley, William H. (binding design, decorations and illustrations)]; Blackmore, Richard Doddridge FRINGILLA OR TALES IN VERSE WITH SUNDRY DECORATIVE PICTURINGS BY WILL H. BRADLEY
Cleveland The Burrows Brothers Company 1895 First Quarter linen Very good + Will H. Bradley 
8vo (6 3/8” x 9 1/8”). pp. 129 + Epilogue. Limited issue, this copy being no. 401 of 600 copies on handmade paper. Quarter linen over pale blue, paper covered boards. Signed binding design of a maiden and tree by Will H. Bradley in black and red on front board; the rear board has an unsigned title lettering design by Bradley in black and red. Includes illustrated endpapers, ornamental borders, plates and a double title page all designed and signed by Will H. Bradley. A collection of Blackmore's (Lorna Doone) narrative poetry largely concerned with an exploration of the amorous adventures of Adam and Eve. Bradley's tour de force of Art Nouveau decoration and illustration shows the influences of Morris, Whistler and Beardsley. A scarce survival in VG+ condition with chipping to the paper at the corners, the faint toning to the edge of the front board, a paper crease in the upper right quadrant of the front board, and faint offsetting from the verso of the title pages to the limitation page and the preface. Bambace A9; Turn of a Century 134; Taylor, The Art Nouveau Book in Britain, p.61 
Price: 750.00 USD
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78 [Bradley, William H. (binding design; dust jacket design; decorations, border and layout); Stevens, William (illustrations)]; Adams, George Matthew UNCLE WALT [WALT MASON] THE POET PHILOSOPHER
Chicago George Matthew Adams 1911 First cloth Very good + Good + Jacket Bradley, William H. (binding design; decorations, border and layout); Stevens, William (illustrations) 
8vo (5¼" x 8"). pp. 189. First printing. SIGNED BY UNCLE WALT MASON. Signed Will Bradley pictorial binding design in tan, black and orange on brown cloth. Includes portrait frontis. of Mason after a photograph by John T. McCutcheon and 12 additional black and white illustrations by William Stevens. t.e.g. A compendium of prose rhymes penned by the homespun Canadian-American poet. The title page and layout design are also by Bradley. Signed on the half-title by Walt Mason. A very good + copy with some extraneous color on the cover design from the stamping process. In scarce signed pictorial dust jacket repeating cover design in two colors. Dust jacket has a large chip to the rear edge that had been neatly mended with masking tape; there is both masking tape and browning cello tape on the rear of the dustjacket; heavy offsetting to the dust jacket top 1" of the rear section that extends to the spine and the first 1" of the front section. Scarce in the original dust jacket and with Mason's signature. Bambace A71; PBO.pbw01211.bib 
Price: 250.00 USD
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79 [Bradley, William H. (Cover design)]; Chapman, Arthur (words); Smith, Sydney (music) FOR YOU PRESENTED WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF AGENCY FOR GARLAND STOVES AND RANGES
Detroit, Chicago, Buffalo, New York City Michigan Stove Company 1896 First Sheet music Very Good 
Folio (9¾” x 13½”). Signed Art Nouveau cover design by Will Bradley. One of three sheet music covers Bradley designed for the Michigan Stove Company that year. A lovely copy of this lovely piece of Art Nouveau. A very good copy with toning throughout and chipping to the corners. An extraordinary survival of this scarce Bradley cover design. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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80 [Bradley, William H. (cover design)]; Holme, Charles (editor) THE INTERNATIONAL STUDIO SEPTEMBER, 1897 Vol. II No. 7
New York John Lane The Bodley Head September, 1897 First Paper wraps Very good 
4to (8½” x 12”). Signed Art Nouveau cover design of three women and doves by Will Bradley in dark green on beige wraps. This design certainly informed his designs for The Romance of Zion Chapel (1898) and Young Lives (1899). A very good copy with a news vendor stamp on bottom left of front cover with owndership mark in pencil on upper edge of fron cover. Both covers detached with chipping to the spine paper. Bambace p.140. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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81 [Bradley,Will (binding design)]; Hope, Anthony (Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins) THE ADVENTURE OF LADY URSULA A COMEDY IN FOUR ACTS
New York R. H. Russell 1898 First Edition cloth Very good Bradley,Will (binding design) 
8vo (6½" x 9½"). pp.125. Unsigned binding design attributed to Will Bradley of silver chrysanthemums inside a double ruled border on grey cloth. Design repeated on rear board. Five black and white photogravure illustrations of Virginia Harned and Edward H. Southern in their leading roles in this play by Sir Anthony Hope. Floriated initial caps, headpieces and tailpieces; deckle edges; t.e.g. unopened. A bright and pleasing copy with a few small scratches to the front bottom corner. Bambace A38. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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82 [Brock, Charles E.], Washington Irving THE KEEPING OF CHRISTMAS AT BRACEBRIDGE HALL
London J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd. N. D. [1906] First Thus Straight grained calf Very good + Brock, Charles E. 
C8vo (5.4” x 8”). pp. xvi, 267. Bound by Riviere & Son for Leary’s Bookstore in scarlet straight grain morocco bordered with double gilt fillets bound in each corner by a single circle motif. Spine has five raised bands. Bands and four compartments decorated in gilt pointillé, with the two remaining compartments having black morocco labels with titles, and gilt striping to edges. Fantasy marble endpapers in shades of scarlet with elaborate gilt dentelles; a.e.g. Color Frontis. (with tissue guard),color illustrated title page, 14 full page illustrations in color and chapter headings in b/w by C. E. Brock. Printed by the Temple Press. Part of Dent’s “Series of English Idylls”.

A very good copy with darkening to the top and fore-edges of boards and light foxing to the prelims; a neat ownership written on the front fly leaf and a gift inscription neatly written on the verso of the rear fly leaf. A lovely copy of this wonderful Brock interpretation of Irving's early 19th century Christmas reminiscence. Skilton p.161 
Price: 80.00 USD
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83 [Brock, Charles Edmund (binding design and illustrations)]; Austen, Jane SENSE AND SENSIBILITY; PRIDE AND PREJUDICE; MANSFIELD PARK; EMMA; NORTHANGER ABBEY and PERSUASION [DENT'S ENGLISH IDYLL SERIES]
London and New York J. M. Dent & Co.; E. P. Dutton & Co. 1907-1909 First cloth Very good 
C8vo (4 ” x 7¾”). 6 volumes. Identical unsigned binding design on each volume by Charles Brock in gold on light green linen weave cloth of a ribbon-tied basket placed centrally with open rose flowers and curving leaves arranged in a vertical pattern on either side forming a cartouche that enclose the titles. Basket motif as well as the vertical rose and leaf pattern repeated on the spine. Includes 24 full page color illustrations, decorated title page, chapter heads and endpapers by Charles Brock. Part of Dent's English Idyll Series. A charming illustrated set produced by Brock in 1907 (Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey) 1908 (Mansfield Park and Sense and Sensibility) and 1909 (Emma snide Persuasion). A very good, bright set with heavy toning to the endpapers and cracks to both hinges in all volumes; Emma has a lengthwise crack to the cloth along the edge of the spine facing rear board; the bookplate of Mabel Holmes affixed to each front fly leaf (seemingly so as not to mar the decorated endpapers). Exceptionally scarce as a complete set. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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84 [Brock, H. M. Illustrator]; Holmes, Oliver Wendell THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE THE POET AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE THE PROFESSOR AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE
London J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd. 1902 First Thus Half morocco Very Good Brock, H.M. 
C8vo (4½ x 7¼). Three volumes uniformly bound in 3/4 blue morocco over marbled boards. Autocrat of the Breakfast Table: pp. xxi; 318. with frontis and 50 full page and vignette illustrations by H. M. Brock. The Professor at the Breakfast Table: pp. xv; 320; with frontis and 46 full page and vignette illustrations by H. M. Brock. The Poet at the Breakfast Table: pp. xii; 348; with frontis and 51 full page and vignette illustrations by H. M. Brock. Skilton 166.

Very Good with light age toning to frontis tissue guard and title page. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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85 [Browne, Hablot K. (PHIZ)]; Dickens, Charles A TALE OF TWO CITIES
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Company 1904 Cloth Very good Browne, Hablot K. (PHIZ) 
8vo (8¼” x 6”). pp.[xiv]; 400. An unsigned publisher’s binding in red woven cloth with intricate gold Art Nouveau floral decorations in ruled frames separated by framed titles with St. George’s cross and a sailing ship surmounted by fleur-de-lys. Spine gold stamped with titles and a repeat of the floral decorations from the cover. Frontis. of Marie Antoinette with tissue guard, a portrait of Dickens on the title page, and reproductions of the 16 full page illustrations by Phiz from the first edition. Includes a story synopsis by J. Walker McSpadden. A Very Good copy with slight fading to the spine, three small blemishes to the top of the cover and a couple of uneven edges Overall, a lovely, clean reproduction of an early edition. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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86 [Bull, T.V.H. (binding design)]; Smith, Emory Evans THE GOLDEN POPPY
Palo Alto (CA) San Francisco News Company 1902 First cloth Very good 
8vo (6” x 8¾”). pp. [232]. Signed Art Nouveau binding design by T. V. H. Bull of the California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica), flowers and buds on swirling stems in gold on green cloth; spine with titles and two poppy motifs in gold. Purple floral endpapers with a gold. A labor of love by Stanford University Professor of Horticulture Emory Evans, this beautiful book that looks at the history and influence of the California poppy on the arts and culture, through a series of articles and a collection of poetry and verse about the flower. Includes two color illustrations (frontis. and p.132), as well as many Art Nouveau decorations (including floriated initial caps, head and tail pieces) throughout, as well as period photographs and Art Nouveau drawings from artists such as Florence Lundborg, Marion Taverner and Grace Irving. A very good, bright copy with faint flecking to the front and rear boards and a small patch of rubbing ( ” x ½”) on the front design. Exceptionally scarce, especially so when bright. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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87 [Caldecott, Randolph]; Goldsmith, Oliver AN ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF A MAD DOG
London George Routledge And Sons ND Later printing Sewn card covers fair Caldecott, Randolph (illustrator); Evans, Edmund (engraver) 
24mo (5½" x 4½"). 32 pp. Sewn stiff card covers printed front and back. Eight full-page colour illustrations, full page and vignette line illustrations on all remaining pages. a.e.g. An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog was the second of the 16 Randolph Caldecott's Picture Books released. Noted for the subtle beauty and feeling of Caldecott's illustration of the mad dog opposite p. 15. An early Routledge release, but not the first edition released in 1879 measuring 9 x 8 inches. Fair. Soiled covers; binding re-sewn and attached to a strip of binding cloth neatly attached to the interior of the covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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88 [Charles E. Lauriat Company (binding); bROCK, CHARLES e. (illustrator)]; Mrs. Gaskell (Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell); Ritchie, Anne Thackeray (preface) CRANFORD
London J. M. Dent & Co. 1904 (1907) Third Edition cloth Very good + Charles E. Brock 
8vo (5.4” x 8”). pp. 255. Signed Lauriat binding in medium brown three-quarters morocco with gold rule borders over marbled paper in brown, tan, cream, navy blue, maroon and tan. Spine with five decorated raised bands with each compartment containing a central fleuron bordered by double rule borders. Marbled endpapers in pale blue, yellow, green and pink; t.e.g. Includes illustrated title page, frontis. and 23 full page color illustrations in color by C. E. Brock. Part of Dent’s “Series of English Idylls”. A collection of satirical sketches, originally published in installments between 1851 and 1853 by Charles Dickens in Household Words based on the town of Knutsford, Cheshire in the early 19th century, where Gaskell spent much of her childhood. Cranford portrays changing small town customs and values in mid Victorian England through the lives of the women who lived in Cranford. A very good + copy with light toning to the page edges, light offsetting to the leather at the top of the front board and light rubbing to the marbled paper used on the cover. Skilton 160. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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89 [Charles E. Lauriat Company (binding); Sullivan, Edmund J. (binding design and illustrations)]; Sheridan, Richard Brinsley THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL AND THE RIVALS
London Macmillan and Co., Limited 1896 First Half morocco Near fine 
First thus. C8 (5¼” x 7¾”). pp. 365. Second printing. Signed Lauriat binding in navy blue half morocco with gold rule borders over linen weave cloth in light blue. Spine with five decorated raised bands with each compartment containing a central filigree motif and double rule borders with circular corner motifs. Marbled endpapers in pale blue, yellow, green and pink; t.e.g. Includes frontispiece and 49 full-page black and white illustrations by Edmund J. Sullivan. Part of Macmillan's "Cranford Series". Two comedies of manners by Sheridan satirizing 18th century English society. A near fine copy with two Christmas inscriptions on the ffep. Balston 17; Rogerson 17. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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90 [Charles E. Lauriat Company (binding); Thomson, Hugh (illustrator); ]; Mrs. Gaskell (Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell); Ritchie, Anne Thackeray (preface) CRANFORD
London Macmillan & Co. 1892 First cloth near fine Thomson, Hugh 
C8vo (7 ¼“x 5 ¼”). pp.[298]. Third printing. Signed Lauriat binding of tree calf with gold filigree borders. Spine with five raised bands with a red and a dark brown morocco spine labels; compartments decorated in gold with a central fleuron with filigree corners and triple rule borders; gold decorated edges and turn-ins. marbled endpapers in green, pale blue, gold and white; a.e.g. The original Hugh Thomson binding bound in at the rear. Includes frontis. with tissue guard and over 100 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson, including headpieces, tailpieces, historiated initials and textual vignettes – a tour de force of Hugh Thomson’s delicate interpretation of Early 19th Century England. Part of the Macmillan Cranford Series. A collection of satirical sketches, originally published in installments between 1851 and 1853 by Charles Dickens in Household Words based on the town of Knutsford, Cheshire in the early 19th century, where Gaskell spent much of her childhood. Cranford portrays changing small town customs and values in mid Victorian England through the lives of the women who lived in Cranford. A near fine copy with light scattered foxing to the first three pages only. Spielmann and Jerrold 6; Balston 4; Rogerson 4. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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91 [Chesworth, Frank (binding design and title page illustration)]; Suthers, Robert B. A MAN, A WOMAN, AND A DOG
London The Clarion Newspaper/Walter Scott 1901 First Edition cloth Very good Frank Chesworth (signed cover design and title page illustration) 
12mo (4½" x 6¾"). pp. [251]. t.e.g. deckled edges. A signed Frank Chesworth binding design with a repeating pattern in gold of fish jumping through waves. Title page design also signed by Chesworth. A comic take on a young marriage at the turn of the century from the husband's perspective. An attractive copy with light rubbing at the extremities and light foxing to the fore-edge and endpapers. Scarce. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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92 [Christy, Howard Chandler (illustrator); Stuart, Bertha (Decorations)]; Riley, James Whitcomb GOOD-BYE, JIM
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1913 Cloth Near fine Near fine Jacket Christy, Howard Chandler; Stuart, Bertha 
C8vo (7.75” x 5.25”). Unpaginated gift book. Early reprint of 1913 Bobbs-Merrill publication. Grey cloth boards with titles and double fillet border in dark blue; titles on spine also in dark blue. 11 full page illustrations in two colors by Howard Chandler Christy with Arts & Crafts landscape decorations printed in red on every page by Bertha Stewart. A near fine copy in a near fine pictorial dust jacket by Howard Chandler Christy. Scarce in this condition. Howard Chandler Christy (1873 - 1952) was an illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. was illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. Bertha Stewart (1869-1953) studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Cooper Union and the Art Students League. She is best known for her prodigious output of Arts & Crafts book cover designs, page decorations and illustrations in the first decade of the 20th century. She later worked as an interior designer and bookplate designer. 
Price: 41.00 USD
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93 [Christy, Howard Chandler; Booth, Franklin]; Riley, James Whitcomb HOME WITH ME AGAIN
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1908 Cloth Near fine Very Good Jacket Christy, Howard Chandler; Booth, Franklin 
Unpaginated gift book. Reprint of 1908 Bobbs-Merrill publication. Grey cloth boards with titles and double fillet border in dark blue; titles on spine also in dark blue. 44 full page illustrations in two colors by Howard Chandler Christy with Arts & Crafts floral decorations printed in red on every page by Franklin Booth. A near fine copy in a very good pictorial dust jacket by Howard Chandler Christy with minor edge chipping. Scarce in this condition. Howard Chandler Christy (1873 - 1952) was an illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. was illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. Franklin Booth (1874 – 1948), was one of the most influential artists of the Golden Age of illustration. He had a self-taught style that resulted from mistaking wood engravings as pen and ink drawings as a child and copying them to produce drawings with detailed line work and beautiful tone created by his use of line. He later trained briefly at the Chicago Art Institute and was widely known for and an unusual compositional style that gives a feeling of soaring space and height. His style greatly influenced the work of his contemporary, Howard Pyle, and it can also be seen in Maxfield Parrish's work, since he was Pyle's student. His work appeared in most of the major American magazines, and heproduced cover art and illustrations for a series of books, art for both the WW I and WWII war efforts, and for advertising. In his later years he co-founded and taught at the Phoenix Art Institute. 
Price: 37.00 USD
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94 [Civil War; Women's History]; Edmonds, S. Emma E. (Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmondson) NURSE AND SPY IN THE UNION ARMY THE ADVENTURES AND EXPERIENCES OF A WOMAN IN HOSPITALS, CAMPS, AND BATTLE-FIELDS
Hartford W. S. Williams and Company 1864 First Edition cloth Very Good 
8vo (5½” x 8½”). pp. 384. Original publisher's brown cloth stamped with border decorations in blind on both boards; Titles stamped in gilt on spine. Includes engraved frontis. of the author by George E. Perine and 8 additional engraved illustrations. A historical narrative of Sarah Edmondson's time serving as a soldier in the Union army during the Civil War.

At this time, women were not permitted to enlist, so Edmondson cross-dresses as a man and assumed the identity of "Private Franklin Thompson" who served as a male nurse interspersed with stints as a Union spy. While serving as spy, Edmondson assumed many disguises and successfully completed 11 missions. Following her time in the army, Edmondson wrote Nurse and Spy in the Union Army as a memoir of her military service.

This first edition of Nurse and Spy in the Union Army was published in Hartford in 1864, and was followed by the De Wolfe, Fiske publication of the book in Boston as The Female Spy of the Union Army in 1864 as well as the Jones Brothers & Company's 1864 release of Nurse and Spy in the Union Army in Philadelphia. The book was extremely successful and was reissued by Williams many time before 1900. The 1865 Williams release is common, but this true first edition is quite scarce. A sturdy, square copy with some fading to the cloth and light edge wear. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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95 [Clark, Henry Hunt (binding design); Palmer, Sutton H. (illustrations)]; Austin, Mary CALIFORNIA THE LAND OF THE SUN
London Adam and Charles Black 1914 First cloth Very good Sutton Palmer; Henry Hunt Clark (cover design) 
M8vo (7¼ " x 9½"). pp. 178. A signed Art Nouveau pictorial binding design of an orange grove with a lake and mountains in the background by Henry Hunt Clark in gold, yellow, orange, blue, lavender and dark green on closely woven olive green cloth. Orange grove motif repeated on the spine with titles in gold. t.e.g. Includes folding map and 31 tipped in color plates (frontis. missing), each with captioned tissue guard; t.e.g. Descriptions of the great natural beauty in California, supplemented by illustrations after original watercolors by Palmer. This book was originally published in London by A. & C. Black with illustrations by Sutton, an English watercolorist, and surprisingly, considering that Black was an English firm, with a binding design by the American designer, Henry Hunt Clark. A beautiful copy with a rubbed front bottom corner and a missing frontis. A scarce binding design. A very good + copy with light rubbing and wear to the spine (color and gold stamping still bright) and a missing frontis. All other plates are present. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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96 [Copeland, Charles]; Long, William J. NORTHERN TRAILS SOME STUDIES OF ANIMAL LIFE IN THE FAR NORTH
Boston Ginn and Company 1905 First Edition Cloth Near fine Charles Copeland 
8vo. (8” x 6.25”). pp. [xxvi]; 390. First Edition. A stunning unsigned publisher’s binding by Charles Copeland of titles and a wolf silhouetted against the moon rendered in black and gilt on green buckram cloth; titles and vignettes of the seashore and a wolf’s head on the spine. Color frontis.with tissue guard and twelve full-page illustrations in black and white with numerous marginal illustrations as well as head and tail pieces by Charles Copeland. A beautiful copy that has seen little use. Northern Trails is a collection of nature stories based on the author’s travels in Labrador and New Foundland, and takes up the narrative of a white wolf named Wayeeses, along with stories of salmon, wild geese and polar bear. The book also contains a complete index and glossary of First Nation (native) names for the species. Although Long asserted the stories were based on fact from his observations, Theodore Roosevelt classed the book as a fairy tale along the lines of Kipling’s “Jungle Book” or London’s “Call of the Wild”, since Long’s descriptions of animal behavior were not remotely close to what Roosevelt had observed in the wild. Charles Copeland (1858–1945 ) was a 19th C. Romantic painter in both watercolor and oil, and was a member of the Boston Art Club and the Boston Society of Water Color Painters with Childe Hassam and John Singer Sargent. His illustrations in Northern Trails are a delightful detailed Arts and Crafts representation of Northern Canadian wildlife. 
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97 [Cruickshank, George]; À Beckett, Gilbert Abbot THE COMIC BLACKSTONE.
London Bradbury, Evans, & Co. 1872 Full tree calf Near fine George Cruickshank 
16mo. (6 ½” x 4 ”). pp. xii; 252. Title page woodcut vignette and tail-piece woodcut both by Cruikshank; full tree calf with floral weave gilt borders on both boards and all board edges worked in pointillé; densely worked spine with 6 compartments separated by gilt fillets and rope-work; red morocco label with titles in gilt; remaining compartments decorated with gilt fleurons and Rococo filigree; two Greek-key borders at the foot of spine and lotus pattern at head and foot of spine; end-papers and all edges marbled in “Antique-Straight” pattern. Near Fine condition with faint wear to joints. Originally published in the English weekly magazine, Punch, between 1844 and 1846, The Comic Blackstone parodies the elementary principles English Common Law set forth by Blackstone to deliver a laugh for those interested in this cornerstone of the English and American legal systems: “A husband and wife are one in law — though there is often anything but unity in other matters.” “Children owe their parent support; but this is a mutual obligation, for they must support each other — though we sometimes hear them declaring each other wholly unsupportable.” A unique gift for the Lawyer in your life. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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98 [Cruikshank, George (illustrations)]; Ainsworth, William Harrison THE TOWER OF LONDON A HISTORICAL ROMANCE
London Richard Bentley 1840 First Half morocco Very good 
8vo (6” x 9¼”). pp. 439. First state. Late 19th C. purple morocco over pebbled grey cloth with single gold rules at each border; spine with titles in gold with 5 raised bands, each with a single central gold rule; compartments with a modified fleur-de-lys motif in gold; eps in red, blue, white and gold; a.e.g. Includes 40 steel engraved plates and 58 woodcut illustrations by George Cruikshank. The engravings at pp. 16, 28 and 45 are in the rare first state as per Cohn. A romantic retelling of the tragic tale of Lady Jane Grey (Lady Jane Dudley following her marriage) and her 9 day reign as queen of England. A very good copy with light rubbing to the extremities; toning to the verso of the engravings and the occasional instance of light foxing. with the bookplate of Robert C. May C.E. (of Orwell Lodge, Clapham Park, London) on the front pastedown and Marinus Willet Dominick on the ffep. Cohn 14 and Sadleir 31. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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99 [Cruikshank, George]; Dickens, Charles OLIVER TWIST BY CHARLES DICKENS (BOZ,) AUTHOR OF “PICKWICK PAPERS,” “NICHOLAS NICKELBY,” ”SKETCHES OF EVERYDAY LIFE," &c. &c. &c.
Philadelphia Lea & Blanchard, Successors to Carey & Co. 1839 First Thus Quarter Cloth Very good Cruikshank, George; Yeager, John 
R8vo (10” x 6½”). pp. [9 -10]; 11; xii; 13 – 212; 3 preliminary blank leaves, list of illustrations, text in double columns. Bound up from the original parts. Twenty-four full page illustrations after Cruikshank etched on steel by John Yeager, with plates 13 through 24 bearing the names of both Cruikshank and Yeager. Contains the “Fireside plate”, which was cancelled after having appeared in only a few copies of the earliest English issue, and is consequently scarce. Beautifully rebound in quarter rose cloth over nonpareil marbled paper in rose, blue and white with titles gilt stamped on two black leather spine labels. The text of this scarce issue was copied from the original parts as published in Bentley’s Miscellany, and as such show Dickens’ original textual intent that was lost to editing in the English bound editions. The double column pages in this issue include duplications of those pages repeated in the succeeding part, and includes a note from the publisher apologizing for the comparative lack of illustrations in the August 1838 issue, promising that they would be made up in the next issue. Binding: VG+; Illustrations: VG with the exception of pp. 67,109 and 200, which have tape repairs to the verso. Text: VG with small stains scattered throughout and a few closed tears that do not affect the text. Podeschi A31; VanderPoel B89; Wilkins 358 
Price: 158.00 USD
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100 [Day, Lewis Foreman (binding design)]; Veley, Margaret; Stephen, Sir Leslie (biographical preface) A MARRIAGE OF SHADOWS AND OTHER POEMS WITH BIOGRAPHICAL PREFACE BY LESLIE STEPHENS
London Smith, Elder and Co. 1888 First Edition cloth Near fine 
12mo (5" x 7¼ ”). pp. 149. ASSOCIATION COPY. Signed binding design by Lewis Foreman Day of a rectangular floral panel surrounded by decorative floral strapwork; titles and oriental fan motif on the spine; all in gold on dark blue cloth. Green eps; beveled edges.

Lewis Foreman Day (1845-1910) was a decorative artist and industrial designer who had a considerable influence on contemporary ornament was considerable (see ODNB). He is mentioned in Leslie Stephen's bibliographical preface to this book as one of Miss Veley's "intimate friends" (p. xxiv).

This is the author's most noteworthy work, posthumously published and inscribed here to the noted American publisher R. R. Bowker by the author's mother: R. R. Bowker Esqr. With best wishes from the Author's Mother. Sophia Veley. Braintree [Essex]. July 18th, 1888. Bowker spent his last years at his estate in Stockbridge MA, and this copy bears the label of the Stockbridge Library Historical Room, from whom it was originally purchased. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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