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

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

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

Very Good contemporary binding with spine extremities chipped; rubbing to corners; boards scuffed; hinges stressed, but binding holding well; text block fresh with contemporary ownership marks on rfep and scattered marginalia. ESTC R12308; ESTC R223861 
Price: 200.00 USD
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11 C. 3. 3. (Wilde, Oscar) THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL by C. 3. 3.
New York Brentano's 1909 Early American edition Paper covered boards Good 
16mo (6.25” x 3.9”) pp.39. Light blue-green paper covered boards with white paper label on front cover and spine printed with titles in black; front label bordered in red. Title page printed in black and red. No dust jacket as issued. Overall a good, tight copy of this later American release. Wilde’s dark poem about the brutality and inhumanity of prison life had at its focus the execution of another prisoner for the premeditated murder of his wife. This book, like most early releases of The Ballad of Reading Gaol, was not published under Wilde’s name, which was infamous at the time and might have reduced sales, so it was published under a pseudonym derived from his prison identification number: block C, landing 3, cell 3. 
Price: 8.25 USD
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12 Cabell, James Branch SOME OF US AN ESSAY IN EPITAPHS
New York Robert M. McBride & Company 1930 First Edition Paper covered boards Very good Signed
8vo. (9.75” x 6.5”).pp. [1] – 135. Limited Edition. Copy 549 of a limited edition of 1295 SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Type destroyed following printing. Quarter white linen binding with blue paper covered boards and white paper labels with titles on both cover and spine. Very Good condition with some chipping to spine label, light spine tanning and 1/2" of cloth rubbed from foot of spine. In Good matching slipcase. James Branch Cabell (1879 -1958) was an early Fantasy writer, who, at his zenith in the 1920s, was considered the greatest living American writer. Here in this series of collected essays, he uses his sparkling wit to evaluate (skewer) himself and his fellow novelists of the 1920s, including H.L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis, Willa Cather and Frances Newman. A native and life-long resident of Richmond, Virginia, Cabell’s work was very influential on later writers of Fantasy including James Blish and Robert A. Heinlein. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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13 Cable, George W. BONAVENTURE A Prose Pastoral of Acadian Louisiana
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1899 Cloth Very good Signed
C8vo (7.75” x 5.5”). pp. vii; 314. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Later Pinting. Signed Margaret Armstrong binding in olive green silk with titles and Arts & Crafts rose decoration in/ outline in gold to cover and spine; cream end papers, t.e.g, deckle edges. Author's signature on verso of ffep: Every happy wish, from/Yours truly/ Go. W. Cable/Northampton, Mass. Dec. 1900. This Armstrong binding is uniform with 6 other Cable novels including Old Creole Days, The Grandissimes and Strong Hearts. Gullans and Espey 54. A bright, fresh copy with sunning to spine, two gently bumped corners and light age toning to the edges. 
Price: 72.00 USD
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14 Cahoon, Herbert CHILDREN’S LITERATURE - BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS AN EXHIBITION NOVEMBER 19, 1954 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 1955
New York The Pierpont Morgan Library 1954 First Edition Cloth VG+ 
8vo (9.25” x 6.25”). pp. [82]. Association Copy. Blue cloth covered boards with titles stamped in gold on front cover and spine, with the book plate of Dr. Kenneth E. and Helen Luther laid in. Very Good+ with faint age toning along page edges and bump to one corner. No dust jacket. An annotated catalogue of a 1954 Morgan Library exhibition purported to be "one of the most important exhibitions of manuscripts and first editions of children's literature ever assembled". This exhibition included over 300 children’s books and manuscripts of great rarity and significance borrowed from 40 institutions and private libraries from around the world. Dr. Kenneth Luther‘s extensive collection of books about children’s books was compiled by Robert Fleck and published by Oak Knoll Press in 1992. This book was part of the Luther collection. 
Price: 25.30 USD
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15 Coombe, William THE TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX IN SEARCH OF THE PICTURURESQUE. A POEM
London Methuen & Co. 1903 Half morocco Very good Rowlandson, Thomas 
Fcap 8vo (6½" x 4¼"). pp. x; 266. Unsigned binding of half red morocco over red cloth. Spine with 6 compartments; one compartment with titles, with the remaider paneled and each containing a different hunting motif. Includes colored frontis., title page and 29 additional full page colored illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson. marbled eps. t.e.g. Part of Methuen's Illustrated Pocket Library of Plain and Coloured Books, and is based on the 7th edition published by Ackermann in 1817. The Doctor Syntax series was a satire on "travel" and "journey" books of the period that were overly moralizing, romantic and rapturous. Interestingly, Rowlandson drew the illustrations first, and Coombe wrote the poetry to accompany them. Light scattered foxing throughout that grows heavier at the prelims. Light foxing to edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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16 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: 50.00 USD
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17 Dubansky, Mindell THE PROPER DECORATION OF BOOK COVERS THE LIFE AND WORK OF ALICE C. MORSE
New York The Grolier Club 2008 First Edition Paper wraps Fine 
Large 4to (9¼” x 12”). pp. 107. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Original maroon paper wraps with gold titles and decorated in a deep maroon using Morse's original designs that continue to the rear cover; set in Rilke types from the Nonpareil Typefoundry and printed by the Capitol Offset Company; the entire prooduction was designed by Jerry Kelly.

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

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

Scattered minor foxing, mostly at the endpapers heavier towards the prelims; small, neat ownership mark to the flyleaf; light edge wear with some light to moderate rubbing, otherwise a beautiful copy. Sadleir 819; Baker and Ross A6. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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19 Fido, Martin OSCAR WILDE THE DRAMATIC LIFE AND FASCINATING TIMES OF OSCAR WILDE
Leicester Galley Press 1988 First Thus Pictorial boards Fine Fine Jacket 
4to(12” x 9”). pp. 144. Light blue pictorial boards with titles and a colorized photograph of Oscar Wilde on the cover with titles in black on spine white field. Illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs and drawings of Wilde, his friends, lovers, the places he lived and the rich artwork of the Fin de Siècle that were identified with Wilde: the Asthetic Movement and the Decadent Movement. “A very good introduction to the life and times of Oscar Wilde that serves as a digest of many books…Fido’s appreciation of Wilde’s visual background enhances our understanding of his life.” (from the Jacket). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 11.35 USD
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20 Fryer, Jane Eayre THE MARY FRANCES COOK BOOK ADVENTURES AMONG THE KITCHEN PEOPLE
Philadelphia The John C. Winston Company 1912 First Edition Cloth Very good Jane Allen Boyer (color frontis and textual vignette illustrations in line), and Margaret G. Hays (full page line illustrations) 
4to (7” x 9½”). pp. [x]; 175. Blue cloth boards with color illustrated paper onlay with titles; spine with titles stamped in gold script. Printed in red and black and profusely illustrated in the Golden Age tradition by Jane Allen Boyer (color frontis and textual vignette illustrations in line), and Margaret G. Hays (full page line illustrations printed in red and black). One in a series of seven books by Jane Eayre Fryer whose purpose was to teach children the domestic arts, The Mary Frances Cook Book weaves lessons about basic cookery into a story about a little girl helped by animated kitchen utensils (think Beauty and the Beast) to cook for her sick mother. An informative piece of cultural and culinary histiory of the early 20th century, The Mary Frances Cook Book is a snapshot of family life and the cooking of the time that includes 40 recipies that range from boiling eggs to making milk toast, tart pastry and pan-fried beef steak. As it was meant to be used actively by children learning to cook, it can be difficult to find clean copy. In very good condition with light to moderate edgewear, a lightly sunned spine and some light rubbing to the cloth and the paper onlay. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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21 Gingerich, Owen THE BOOK NOBODY READ CHASING THE REVOLUTIONS OF NICOLAUS COPERNICUS
New York Walker & Company 2004 0434013153 First Edition Paper covered boards As new As New Jacket 
8vo (8.5” x 6.0”). pp. xii; 306. Brown embossed paper covered boards with gold stamped titles on spine in pictorial dust jacket. B/W and color illustrations, two appendices, bibliographic notes and index. Gingerich has written an utterly original book built on his own experience and insights gleaned from examining some 600 copies of Copernicus' De revolutionibus. "Part biography of a book, part scientific exploration, part bibliographic detective story, The Book Nobody Read recolors the history of cosmology and offers new appreciation of an extraordinary book and its ideas" (dj). 
Price: 15.45 USD
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22 Gottlieb, Gerald; Plumb, J. H. EARLY CHILDREN’S BOOKS AND THEIR ILLUSTRATION
New York David R. Godine 1975 First Edition Cloth very good + Very Good Jacket 
M4to.(12" x 9.25"). pp. xxx; 263. First Edition. Red cloth boards with titles stamped in gold on spine. Includes over 300 color and b/w photographs. Heavy cream paper and red chapter headers. This book is a catalog for the Morgan Library exhibition of the same name and includes 225 outstanding examples of historic, important and rare books and manuscripts that were written, designed and illustrated for children. An important bibliographical work of reference. A fresh, very good + copy in a very good dust jacket with small chips and creases. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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23 Grant, Stephen H. COLLECTING SHAKESPEARE THE STORY OF HENRY AND EMILY FOLGER
Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Press 2014 1421411873 First Edition Cloth As new As New Jacket Signed
M8vo. (9.25” x 6.25). pp. xvi, 244. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Red-brown paper covered boards with matching endpapers; gilt titles on spine; in original dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with Folger family photos and images of documents pertaining to the creation of the Folger Library. Author's signature and date appear on the title page. Collecting Shakespeare recounts the story of Henry and Emily Folger, who used the millions Henry amassed as President of Standard Oil to create one of the finest and largest collection of Shakespeare and Shakespeare related items in the world. The book also tells of Emily Folger’s efforts after Henry’s death to see that the Shakespeare Library became a reality so that they could share their 82 Shakespeare First Folios, 275,000 books, 60,000 manuscripts and a collection of Shakespeare related art work with the world. 
Price: 37.00 USD
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24 Greenblatt, Stephen WILL IN THE WORLD HOW SHAKESPEARE BECAME SHAKESPEARE
New York W. W. Norton & Company 2004 First Edition Paper covered boards As New As New Jacket 
M8vo (9.5” x 6.5”). pp. 430. First edition. Quarter bound in black paper over light brown paper boards with titles stamped in gold on spine and author’s signature blind stamped on cover. Colored illustrations, bibliographical notes and index. In this biography, Greenblatt enables us to see, hear and feel how a boy who was surrounded by the drama, pageantry, cruelty and danger of Elizabethan life could have become the world’s greatest playwright. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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25 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: 250.00 USD
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26 Haviland, Virginia; Coughlan, Margaret N. YANKEE DOODLE’S LITERARY SAMPLER OF PROSE, POETRY AND PICTURES
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1974 First Edition cloth Very good + Very Good Jacket 
M4to (11¼” x 9”). pp. [v]; 466. First Edition. Red cloth boards with titles in gold on spine with decorative figure and border stamped in blind on the cover. Illustrated throughout with reproductions in color and b/w of the books examined. “A rich sampling of the Library of Congress’ collection of writing and illustration created for children in America from the colonial period to 1900.” (from the jacket). An important reference for scarce and valuable early children’s books. A very good + copy with a small stain to the bottom edge of the block in a very good dust jacket with faint soiling along spine. 
Price: 19.75 USD
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27 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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28 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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29 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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30 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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31 Jackson, Holbrook THE ANATOMY OF BIBLIOMANIA
New York Farrar, Straus and Company 1950 Cloth Very good Very good - Jacket 
8vo. (8.75" x 6”). pp. 668. Light blue linen cloth with titles stamped in black on spine. A very good copy with cloth on spine moderately sun faded, but titles still clearly visible, and faint age toning to page edges; in a price-clipped VG-dust jacket with some toning to the spine and top edges. Written in the style of Richard Burton’s 17th C. “Anatomy of Melancholy”, Jackson’s Anatomy of Bibliomania is a compendium of knowledge and lore of the book and the love of books. From the morphology and dimensions of books and how bookmen conquer time and place; to Grangeritis and the symptoms, causes and cures of bibliomania, The Anatomy of Bibliomania is a rollicking good read for any book lover. 
Price: 14.30 USD
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32 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: 250.00 USD
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33 Lawrence, D. H. BIRDS, BEASTS AND FLOWERS
New York Thomas Seltzer 1923 First Edition Half morocco Fine 
8vo (6½” x 8½”). pp. 180. Quarter black morocco over black linen. PRESENTATION COPY, boldly inscribed and signed by Lawrence to his friend, Eduardo Rendón, a Mexican intellectual and rare book dealer: "Eduardo Rendón from D.H. Lawrence." Considered both by Lawrence and the critics to be his finest volume of poems, Birds, Beasts and Flowers was "one of the earliest works of Modernism to take full advantage of the power of free verse" (New World Encyclopedia).

This book of nature poems reflects on the birds, beasts and flowers Lawrence encountered in his travels in Italy, the American Southwest, Australia and Ceylon between 1919 and 1923. These poems show the influence of Walt Whitman and include some verse that is erotic in nature. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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34 LEE, WILLIAM; Ford, Worthington Chauncey (EDITOR) REPLY OF WILLIAM LEE TO THE CHARGES OF SILAS DEANE. 1779
Brooklyn Historical Printing Club 1891 First Thus Original wraps Very good 
Small 4to (7 x 9 ¼ ). p. 60. Heavy blue-flecked paper wraps with title in black. Limited edition: Number 7 of 100 copies printed. Laid paper.The Historical Printing Club (1876 to 1902) was founded 8 years in advance of the Grolier Club by Gordon L. Ford (publisher of the NY Tribune) and his sons. Of the over 70 publications produced by this club until its demise, the majority were previously unpublished or practically unobtainable historical or bibliographic documents regarding the early political or military history of the United States. They were edited either by Paul Leicester Ford or his brother, Worthington Chauncey Ford. This title, which contains the text of letters from William Lee, Slias Deane and Benjamin Franklin are of such scholarly import that it is still being reprinted today. Age toning and chipping to edges and spine ends, other wise a tightly bound copy with most pages still unopened. Growoll 44. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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35 Man, John GUTENBERG HOW ONE MAN REMADE THE WORLD WITH WORDS
New York John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2002 0471218235 First American Edition Paper covered boards As new As New Jacket 
C8vo (8.1” x 5.5”). pp. 312. Peach paper covered boards with gold stamped titles on spine in pictorial dust jacket. Two appendices, bibliography and index. First published in Great Britain in 2002, this compelling biography chronicles Johannes Gutenberg’s ceaseless efforts to overcome technological challenges, hire artisans and train them in a craft that he invented as he went along. It also features a detailed exploration of the technical, artistic, theological and financial issues surrounding the publication of the Gutenberg Bible. 
Price: 19.35 USD
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36 McMurtrie, Douglas C. THE BOOK THE STORY OF PRINTING & BOOKMAKING
London Oxford University Press 1980 Cloth Very good + Very Good Jacket 
8vo (9½” x 7”). pp. xxx; 676. Dark blue cloth boards with titles in grey on spine. 173 b/w plates of historic text and illustrations; bibliographies for each chapter and general index. “The Book tells the story of how books came into being and of those earliest books that were written and illustrated by hand. It tells of the invention of printing and of how that invention made it possible for books to be produced cheaply and in such quantities that all men might have them…and of the ceaseless efforts of craftsmen and artists to produce the perfect book – the golden book" (from the jacket). A fresh, very good copy with light shelf wear and rubbing to corners with a few light spots to the edge of the text block in a very good DJ with a small (¼“) open tear. 
Price: 51.25 USD
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37 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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38 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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39 Moon, Marjorie; Alderson, Brian BENJAMIN TABART’S JUVENILE LIBRARY A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS FOR CHILDREN PUBLISHED, WRITTEN, EDITED AND SOLD BY MR. TABART, 1801 – 1820
Winchester St Paul’s Bibliographies 1990 0906795893 First Edition Cloth As new As new Jacket 
M8vo (9.5” x 6.43”). pp. xvii; 180. Navy cloth covered boards with gold stamped titles on spine, B/W frontis. and illustrations. Four appendicies, chronological index and general index in green pictorial dust jacket. A numbered catalog of the fairy-tales and nursery stories published by Benjamin Tabart in the early 19th C. through his Juvenile Library on Bond Street, London. Also includes information on Tabart’s publishing career and family life and a discussion about the illustration of two of the Juvenile Library publications. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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40 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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41 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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42 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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43 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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44 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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45 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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46 Pogany, William ("Willy") Andrew (Vilmos Andreas Pogány) AN OMAR KHAYYÁM CALENDAR FOR 1913 PRESENTED BY WILLY POGANY
London Liberty & Co. 1913 First Edition Paper wraps Very good Willy Pogany 
8vo(6 x 8½”). pp. 21. Paper wraps printed in pale green and brown bound with a ribbon. Decorated, lettered and illustrated in a Middle Eastern themed Art nouveau style by Willy Pogany. The page for each month is headed by with a quatrain from Fitzgerald's translation of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. 8 tipped in color plates after Pogany's version of the Rubáiyát. Part of a series of four calendars published by Liberty & Co. on Omar Khayyam and Tannhauser themes by Willy Pogany. Light creasing and faint staining to covers; some plates with a slight corner crease, start to lower third of wrapper spine, otherwise a sturdy, VG copy of this scarce Pogany production. Ghani 556. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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47 Preston, Diana and Michael A PIRATE OF EXQUISITE MIND EXPLORER, NATURALIST AND BUCCANEER; THE LIFE OF WILLIAM DAMPIER
New York Walker & Company 2004 First Edition Paper covered boards As new As New Jacket 
M8vo. (9.5” x 6.5”). pp. ix; 371. Brown paper covered boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spine; endpapers illus.with maps of Dampier’s voyages; 65 b/w illustrations and maps; includes notes and sources, bliography and a full index. In original dust jacket. Darwin took Dampier's books aboard the Beagle. Swift and Defoe used his experiences as inspiration in writing Gulliver’s Travels and Robinson Crusoe. Captain Cook relied on his observations while voyaging around the world. Coleridge called him a genius and “a man of exquisite mind.” As stated on the jacket, "In the history of exploration, nobody has ventured further than Englishman William Dampier. A Pirate of Exquisite Mind restores Dampier to his rightful place in history—as one of the pioneers on whose insights our understanding of the natural world was built." 
Price: 18.75 USD
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48 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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49 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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50 Roscoe, S.; Brimmell, B.A. JAMES LUMSDEN & SON OF GLASGOW THEIR JUVENILE BOOKS AND CHAPBOOKS
Middlesex Private Libraries Association 1981 First Edition Cloth As new 
R8vo. (10” x 6.5”). pp. xxv; 134. Limited edition: 750 of 2000. Dark blue cloth covered boards with gold titles stamped in black field on spine and gold figure stamped in a black field on the cover. Colored frontis and many B/W illustrations throughout, including title page facsimilies; general index as well as author and title indices. No dust jacket. A numbered catalog of the juvenile publications of James Lumsden & Son of Glasgow in the early decades of the 19th C. The authors make no claim of this being a complete bibliography as scarcity of Lumsden & Son publications made it impossible to obtain examples of all issues. 
Price: 18.75 USD
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51 Roscoe, S.; Brimmell, B.A. JAMES LUMSDEN & SON OF GLASGOW THEIR JUVENILE BOOKS AND CHAPBOOKS
Middlesex Private Libraries Association 1981 First Edition Cloth Near fine 
R8vo. (10” x 6.5”). pp. xxv; 134. Limited Edition: 750 of 2000. Dark blue cloth covered boards with gold titles stamped in black field on spine and gold figure stamped in a black field on the cover. Colored frontis and many B/W illustrations throughout, including title page facsimilies; general index as well as author and title indices. No dust jacket. A numbered catalog of the juvenile publications of James Lumsden & Son of Glasgow in the early decades of the 19th C. The authors make no claim of this being a complete bibliography as scarcity of Lumsden & Son publications made it impossible to obtain examples of all issues. 
Price: 15.20 USD
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52 Shenstone, William THE WORKS IN VERSE AND PROSE OF WILLIAM SHENSTONE, ESQ. IN TWO VOLUMES WITH DECORATIONS
London Printed by W. Woodfall, For J.Dodsley in Pall-mall. 1768 First Thus Full calf Very Good 
12mo.(7” x 4½“). 2 volume set. Vol. I: [1 - 5]; 6 - 332 (+ Table of Contents). Vol II: vii; [1 - 3]; 4 - 343. Contemporary calf binding with double rule in gold along edges of both boards; spine with 5 raised bands highlighted by gold ruling and 6 compartments; titles in gold on red morocco label and volume numbers in gold. Vol I contains an engraved frontis. of the author, pictoral title page and vignette illustrations throughout. Vol. II contains an engraved alligorical fronits of author, pictoral title page, vignette illustrations throughout and a foldout map of Leasowes; catchwords in both volumes. Shenstone not only was a poet but a landscape gardener who created one of the most famous landscaped gardens in 18th C. England at his country seat of Leasowes. Following Shenstone's premature death in 1763, Shenstone's friend and publisher Robert Dodsley published Shenstone's entire oeuvre for the first time in 1764. This third edition of Shenstone's works is especially important as it is the first publication of a map and descriptions of the gardens at Leasowes. His essay, Unconnected Thoughts on Gardening (vol II p.111) is still considered a brilliant analysis of landscape gardening. Orignial binding is darkened with some stains and rubbed head, tail and corners; all joints are cracked, but hinges and binding remain firm; text block is fresh with the exception of contemporary ink spots to a couple of pages and light foxing to the front few pages of both volumes. Still a handsome set. Day and Lynch, The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660 - 1789. Volume 1; 1138 (Buie). 
Price: 155.00 USD
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53 Silvey, Anita CHILDREN’S BOOKS AND THEIR CREATORS AN INVITATION TO THE FEAST OF 20TH CENTURY CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1995 First Edition cloth As new As new Jacket Signed
I8vo (10¼” x 8 ¼“). pp. xvi; 800. First edition SIGNED BY THE EDITOR on title page. Dark blue cloth boards with titles stamped in gold on cover and spine. The book is an illustrated, alphabetically arranged encyclopedia that contains biographical essays of children’s book authors, overviews of history, issues and genres; and creative entries by selected children’s book authors. Includes b/w illustrations scattered throughout the text of covers, title pages and examples of the illustration from various books discussed. notes on contributors, index of contributors and general index. Fine in fine dust jacket. A fresh, unread copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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54 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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55 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: 375.00 USD
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56 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: 625.00 USD
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57 Strong, Roy; Oman, Julia Trevelyan ELIZABETH R. Evocation, Spectacle
New York Stein and Day 1972 0812814436 First American Edition Paper covered boards As new As New Jacket 
8vo. (8.4” x 6.1”). pp. 79. Brown paper covered boards with titles stamped in black on spine and an image of Elizabeth stamped on the lower front cover; endpapers decorated with period stamping; period illustrations in b/w and color throughout; in pictorial dust jacket. The Director of the National Portrait Gallery in London and an internationally acclaimed stage and film designer collaborated to produce this unique study of Elizabeth I’s face, where through a pattern of words and images, they evoke the fabric of her life and pay homage to one of the greatest and most fascinating women of all time. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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58 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: 500.00 USD
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59 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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60 Thoreau, Henry David; Torrey, Bradford (introduction) WALDEN OR LIFE IN THE WOODS WITH AN INTRDUCTION BY BRADFORD TORREY
Boston Houghton Mifflin Comapny 1897 First Thus cloth Very good Hosmer, Alfred Winslow 
8vo (7¾" x 5¼"). Vol. I: xliii; [7] -259. Vol. II: vi; 261 - 522. Holiday Edition. Unsigned publisher's binding by Sarah Wyman Whitman in olive green sateen cloth decorated in gold with tipped corners and 6 milkweed leaves that span the covers and spine in the manner of book clasps found in incunabula repeating the design on the rear cover. Spine with titles in Mrs. Whitman's rustic, sans-serif lettering stamped in gold. t.e.g. Each volume contains a frontis. of Thoreau with a captioned tissue guard and 15 full page photogravure illustrations with captioned tissue guards, including views of Walden and Concord from photographs by Alfred Winslow Hosmer. This holiday edition of Walden was a companion set to the 2 volume holiday edition of Thoreau's Cape Cod with a Whitman binding design released by Houghton in 1896. Whitman maintained the thematic continuity of the cover designs for the two companion sets by using a design of milkweed leaves on Walden as a reflection of the milkweed stems she used on the cover design of Cape Cod1. According to BAL, publisher's records indicate that 2504 copies of vol. I and 2550 copies of vol. II were printed. Although this production of Walden was issued with both dust jackets and a box, it is rare to find the volumes of this set with unsunned spines and intact dust jackets since both the box and the dust jackets were generally discarded during the life of the book. BAL 20193. 1. RBS 423: 07.14.99. Sue allen. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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61 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. 
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62 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. 
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63 Whalley, Joyce Irene COBWEBS TO CATCH FLIES ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FOR THE NURSERY AND SCHOOLROOM 1700-1900
Berkeley Univeristy of California Press 1974 0520029313 First American Edition Cloth Very good + Very Good + Jacket 
8vo (10” x 7.5”). pp. 163. Blue cloth covered boards with titles stamped in silver on the spine. 155 illustrations reproduced in color and B/W; extensive bibliography, publisher index and list of selected children’s book collections; pictorial dust jacket. Faint age toning to page edges o/w in Very Good+ condition in unclipped Very Good+ DJ. A revealing study of educational children’s picture books used in home schooling from 1700 to 1900. These books were designed to teach a child reading, writing, arithmetic as well as the correct interpretation of scripture, history, the natural world and life in other lands. An exhaustive study for the social and educational historian. 
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64 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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65 Wilde, Oscar; Ross Robert (editor) THE WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE (SECOND COLLECTED EDITION OF THE WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE)
London Methuen & Co. (1910) Half calf Very good + 
FC8vo (4¼”x 6¾”). 12 volumes + 1 supplemental volume. Green half calf over light green cloth with raised bands and gilt tooling in each compartment; laid, watermarked paper; original ribbon markers; pale green endpapers; t.e.g. Includes "Dorian Gray" published by Charles Carrington, who held the copyright for this work, but permitted it to appear in Robert Ross' uniform edition of Wilde's works that Ross issued as Wilde's estate executor and administrator. Includes all 12 volumes of Ross' Second Collected Edition of Wilde's Works plus Dorian Grey, which was released as a supplemental volume to this set with an illustrated version of Salome.

Mixed later (1910 - 1913) editions all based on Methuen's 1908 limited edition of Wilde's works. Extremities slightly rubbed, mild offsetting from turn-in in a few volumes. An attractive set. Mason 481 - 525. Scarce. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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66 [(Emma Reddington) Lee Thayer (binding design)]; Lodge, George Cabot THE SONG OF THE WAVE AND OTHER POEMS
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1898 First Edition cloth Very good + (Emma Reddington) Lee Thayer (binding design) 
8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp.135. Unsigned binding design in gold by Lee Thayer (of the Decorative Designers) on navy blue cloth. t.e.g. deckled edges. A series of poems about life, death and the sea. A spectacular copy of Lee Thayer's masterful abstract work in textured gold with slight rubbing to the gold on the front board. An extremely scarce binding. Minsky 2:61. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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67 [Abbey, Edwin Austin (cover design and illustrations)]; Herrick, Robert SELECTIONS FROM THE POETRY OF ROBERT HERRICK WITH DRAWINGS BY EDWIN A. ABBEY
New York Harper and Brothers 1882 First Edition cloth Near fine Abbey, Edwin Austin (cover design and illustrations) 
Large 4to (9½ x 12). pp. 188. Also known as SELECTIONS FROM THE HESPERIDES & NOBLE NUMBERS OF ROBERT HERRICK. 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.

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 near fine, exceptionally fresh copy.

Alas, no glassine dust jacket or box. 
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68 [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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69 [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. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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70 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design and decorations); Hampton Institute Camera Club (illustrations)]; Dunbar, Paul Laurence CANDLE-LIGHTN' TIME
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1901 First Edition cloth Near fine 
8vo (6” x 8¾”). pp. 127. An unsigned Margaret Armstrong binding design in brown, pale yellow, dark green and gold on green rough linen weave cloth; with decorated half-title and title page with decorations and borders in pale green and/or black on every page, all by Armstrong. Includes frontis.and 48 additional illustrations after photographs. Poems about African American family life in the antebellum South written in the dialect associated with that period and place.

A striking copy of a Margaret Armstrong masterwork with some slight tarnishing to the upper portion of the gold in the design. Extremely scarce in this condition. GE 80. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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71 [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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72 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design and title page)]; Cary, Elizabeth Luther THE ROSSETTIS DANTE GABRIEL AND CHRISTINA
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1900 First Edition Cloth Very good + 
Small 4to (6¾” x 9¾”). pp. 310 + 2pp. publisher's catalogue. Signed binding design of grapevines on a trellis surrounding title in two tones of textured gold. Design motif repeated on spine. Title page design also by Margaret Armstrong. Frontis. and 30 sepia and b/w illustrations after photographs and works by Rossetti each with captioned tissue guard. Includes index, chronological lists of Christina Rossetti's poems and Dante Gabriel Rossetti's writings, drawings and paintings. A lovely copy with a contemporary ownership mark on the top right corner of the half-title. GE 61. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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73 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Christy, Howard Chandler (illustrations)]; Page, Thomas Nelson THE OLD GENTLEMAN OF THE BLACK STOCK
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1913 cloth fine 
12mo (5¼” x 7¼”). pp. [170]. Later printing. Signed binding design by Margaret Armstrong in gold on pale blue cloth, with a cream paper onlay across the top of the design overprinted in black and gold with titles and floral motif in gold on spine. Includes title page vignette and 7 full page black and white illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy. A love story set in the South with a courtly old Southern gentleman serving as the centerpiece of the story.

A charming and bright Armstrong binding design that is scarce in this condition. Newspaper article regarding Thomas Nelson Page tipped onto verso of rfep. GE 188. See BAL 15387. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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74 [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. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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75 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Johnson, Clifton (illustrations)]; Thoreau, Henry David CAPE COD
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Co. 1908 First Thus cloth Fine Armstrong, Margaret (cover design); Johnson, Clifton (illustrations) 
8vo (6" x 8½"). pp.319. Signed binding design of interwoven rows of cranberries in gold and red by Margaret Armstrong. Spine design and titles reflect those of the cover. Frontis. and 32 full page photogravure illustrations by Clifton Johnson. A spectacular copy of this sought after Margaret Armstrong masterwork. GE 266. Scarce in this condition. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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76 [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. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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77 [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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78 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Women's studies.]; Dana, Mrs. William Starr (Francis Theodora Parsons) HOW TO KNOW THE FERNS A GUIDE TO THE NAMES, HAUNTS, AND HABITS OF OUR COMMON FERNS
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1899 First Edition cloth Near fine 
8vo (5½" x 8"). pp. 215 + publisher's advts. Signed binding design by Margaret Armstrong in green, black and gold on brown cloth of vertical fern fronds across the front board and titles within a cartouche made of fern fronds and their rhizome. Fern motif repeated on the spine. Includes 34 black and white photographs and 34 full page and textual illustrations of the ferns mentioned.

Previous owner's pressed fern samples tucked into the appropriate pages (no offsetting on the interior pages), descriptions of ferns and newspaper clippings found neatly tucked into handmade pockets created on the eps. A fascinating look at how an early 20th century woman used this book to participate in the sciences in a limited way. Some offsetting from pressed ferns onto the eps, otherwise a lovely copy. Scarce. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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79 [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. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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80 [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. 
Price: 625.00 USD
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81 [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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82 [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. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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83 [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. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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84 [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. 
Price: 12.25 USD
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85 [Armstrong, Margaret]; Cable, George W. OLD CREOLE DAYS A STORY OF CREOLE LIFE
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1905 Cloth Very good 
C8vo (7.75” x 5.5”). pp. vii; 314. Association Copy. PRESENTATION COPY FROM AUTHOR. Signed Margaret Armstrong binding in olive green silk with floral decoration and titles in gold to cover and spine, laid paper, t.e.g, deckle edges. This Armstrong binding is uniform with 6 other Cable novels including The Grandissimes, Strong Hearts and Bonaventure. Inscrition from author on verso of half-title reads: Did you ever notice that here are/ eight stories without a single villain - /or that I was/Yours truly/Go. W. Cable/Northampton, Mass. 1906. Bookplate of Helene A. Guerber to front paste-down. Most likely British historian Hélène Adeline Guerber, known for her grammar school histories published in the 19th Century. A very good and bright copy with sunning to spine and rear board near joint, and a chip to head of spine. Gullans and Espey 54. 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. 
Price: 98.00 USD
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86 [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. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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87 [B. R. (binding design)]; Addison, Mrs. Julia de Wolf (Gibbs) THE BOSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Boston L. C. Page and Company 1910 First Edition Cloth Near fine 
8vo (5¾” x 8¼”). pp. 454. Signed binding design of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in gold on red cloth with titles and a small decorative motif in gold on the spine by an artist whose signature is the conjoined initials BR. A descriptive and critical account of the museum's treasures. Contemporary reviews of the book said it was "less a guide to the museum than a small cyclopedia of information and gossip about the artists."

A bright and striking copy. Scarce in this condition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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88 [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: 200.00 USD
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89 [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. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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90 [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. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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91 [Beardsley, Aubrey]; Wilde,Oscar SALOMÉ, A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH OF OSCAR WILDE WITH SIXTEEN DRAWINGS BY AUBREY BEARDSLEY
New York Illustrated Editions Company ND [1931] Later printing Cloth Very good poor Jacket Beardsley, Aubrey 
8vo (9.5” x 6.5”). pp. [1], [121]; beveled red boards and black spine gilt stamped with titles on spine and Art Deco decorative motif on spine and boards. This reprint of the 1927 John Lane issue includes facsimiles of the original publisher’s binding for Salomé, the playbill cast lists for the first English performance of in May,1905 and the first operatic performance in December, 1905. See Navarre 234 and Daalder 2004. A very good copy with light toning to edges and light rubbing to one corner in a carefully preserved dust jacket that is missing rear cover and flap. Aubrey Beardsley’s decadent Art Nouveau masterpiece contains 16 illustrations that include characterizations of Wilde as the Moon (Boyd, 2008). This is the 1912 translation of the play (considered the best) by Robert Ross, Wilde’s friend, purported lover and literary executor. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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92 [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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93 [Bradley, Will (binding design)]; Gosse, Edmund IN RUSSET AND SILVER
Chicago Stone & Kimball 1895 Second Edition cloth Fine Bradley, Will (binding design) 
12mo (4½" x 7"). pp. 159. Unsigned binding design of a bare forest foreground with hills in the distance in silver and brown on light brown cloth. A series of poems that looks back over the love and work of the author's life, and forward to the gentle silence and love of age. A stunning copy of Will Bradley's masterwork of binding design. A remarkable survival of this scarce Bradely masterpiece. Bambace A5; Kramer 29. Scarce. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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94 [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. 
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95 [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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96 [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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97 [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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98 [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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99 [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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100 [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. 
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