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101 [Christy, Howard Chandler; Booth, Franklin]; Riley, James Whitcomb HOME WITH ME AGAIN
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1908 Cloth Near fine Very Good Jacket Christy, Howard Chandler; Booth, Franklin 
Unpaginated gift book. Reprint of 1908 Bobbs-Merrill publication. Grey cloth boards with titles and double fillet border in dark blue; titles on spine also in dark blue. 44 full page illustrations in two colors by Howard Chandler Christy with Arts & Crafts floral decorations printed in red on every page by Franklin Booth. A near fine copy in a very good pictorial dust jacket by Howard Chandler Christy with minor edge chipping. Scarce in this condition. Howard Chandler Christy (1873 - 1952) was an illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. was illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. Franklin Booth (1874 – 1948), was one of the most influential artists of the Golden Age of illustration. He had a self-taught style that resulted from mistaking wood engravings as pen and ink drawings as a child and copying them to produce drawings with detailed line work and beautiful tone created by his use of line. He later trained briefly at the Chicago Art Institute and was widely known for and an unusual compositional style that gives a feeling of soaring space and height. His style greatly influenced the work of his contemporary, Howard Pyle, and it can also be seen in Maxfield Parrish's work, since he was Pyle's student. His work appeared in most of the major American magazines, and heproduced cover art and illustrations for a series of books, art for both the WW I and WWII war efforts, and for advertising. In his later years he co-founded and taught at the Phoenix Art Institute. 
Price: 37.00 USD
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102 [Civil War; Women's History]; Edmonds, S. Emma E. (Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmondson) NURSE AND SPY IN THE UNION ARMY THE ADVENTURES AND EXPERIENCES OF A WOMAN IN HOSPITALS, CAMPS, AND BATTLE-FIELDS
Hartford W. S. Williams and Company 1864 First Edition cloth Very Good 
8vo (5½” x 8½”). pp. 384. Original publisher's brown cloth stamped with border decorations in blind on both boards; Titles stamped in gilt on spine. Includes engraved frontis. of the author by George E. Perine and 8 additional engraved illustrations. A historical narrative of Sarah Edmondson's time serving as a soldier in the Union army during the Civil War.

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

This first edition of Nurse and Spy in the Union Army was published in Hartford in 1864, and was followed by the De Wolfe, Fiske publication of the book in Boston as The Female Spy of the Union Army in 1864 as well as the Jones Brothers & Company's 1864 release of Nurse and Spy in the Union Army in Philadelphia. The book was extremely successful and was reissued by Williams many time before 1900. The 1865 Williams release is common, but this true first edition is quite scarce. A sturdy, square copy with some fading to the cloth and light edge wear. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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103 [Coley, Louis B.]; Fitzgerald, Edward THE RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM
New York Godfrey A.S. Wieners 1902 First Thus Paper covered boards Near Fine Coley, Louis B. 
Small Folio (12½" x 9¼"). pp. [112]. Limited edition; this copy number 33 of 50 copies printed on Japan Vellum. Cream colored Japan vellum covered boards with titles and Arts & Crafts style grapevine decoration stamped on front board and titles stamped in gold on spine. Decorated title page, decorative boarders and floriate initials on every page by Louis B. Coley, printed in double leaded Satanick type (black-letter). Although Coley decorated a number of books, he is best known for his work on this one. Unopened copy with neat gift inscription on ffep recto has toned spine with two spots at the foot whose title still remains bright. A truly spectacular example of this scarce book from America's fine press movement in the Morrisonian tradition. Potter, 253. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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104 [Copeland, Charles]; Long, William J. NORTHERN TRAILS SOME STUDIES OF ANIMAL LIFE IN THE FAR NORTH
Boston Ginn and Company 1905 First Edition Cloth Near fine Charles Copeland 
8vo. (8” x 6.25”). pp. [xxvi]; 390. First Edition. A stunning unsigned publisher’s binding by Charles Copeland of titles and a wolf silhouetted against the moon rendered in black and gilt on green buckram cloth; titles and vignettes of the seashore and a wolf’s head on the spine. Color frontis.with tissue guard and twelve full-page illustrations in black and white with numerous marginal illustrations as well as head and tail pieces by Charles Copeland. A beautiful copy that has seen little use. Northern Trails is a collection of nature stories based on the author’s travels in Labrador and New Foundland, and takes up the narrative of a white wolf named Wayeeses, along with stories of salmon, wild geese and polar bear. The book also contains a complete index and glossary of First Nation (native) names for the species. Although Long asserted the stories were based on fact from his observations, Theodore Roosevelt classed the book as a fairy tale along the lines of Kipling’s “Jungle Book” or London’s “Call of the Wild”, since Long’s descriptions of animal behavior were not remotely close to what Roosevelt had observed in the wild. Charles Copeland (1858–1945 ) was a 19th C. Romantic painter in both watercolor and oil, and was a member of the Boston Art Club and the Boston Society of Water Color Painters with Childe Hassam and John Singer Sargent. His illustrations in Northern Trails are a delightful detailed Arts and Crafts representation of Northern Canadian wildlife. 
Price: 41.00 USD
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105 [Cruickshank, George]; À Beckett, Gilbert Abbot THE COMIC BLACKSTONE.
London Bradbury, Evans, & Co. 1872 Full tree calf Near fine George Cruickshank 
16mo. (6 ½” x 4 ”). pp. xii; 252. Title page woodcut vignette and tail-piece woodcut both by Cruikshank; full tree calf with floral weave gilt borders on both boards and all board edges worked in pointillé; densely worked spine with 6 compartments separated by gilt fillets and rope-work; red morocco label with titles in gilt; remaining compartments decorated with gilt fleurons and Rococo filigree; two Greek-key borders at the foot of spine and lotus pattern at head and foot of spine; end-papers and all edges marbled in “Antique-Straight” pattern. Near Fine condition with faint wear to joints. Originally published in the English weekly magazine, Punch, between 1844 and 1846, The Comic Blackstone parodies the elementary principles English Common Law set forth by Blackstone to deliver a laugh for those interested in this cornerstone of the English and American legal systems: “A husband and wife are one in law — though there is often anything but unity in other matters.” “Children owe their parent support; but this is a mutual obligation, for they must support each other — though we sometimes hear them declaring each other wholly unsupportable.” A unique gift for the Lawyer in your life. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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106 [Cruikshank, George]; Dickens, Charles OLIVER TWIST BY CHARLES DICKENS (BOZ,) AUTHOR OF “PICKWICK PAPERS,” “NICHOLAS NICKELBY,” ”SKETCHES OF EVERYDAY LIFE," &c. &c. &c.
Philadelphia Lea & Blanchard, Successors to Carey & Co. 1839 First Thus Quarter Cloth Very good Cruikshank, George; Yeager, John 
R8vo (10” x 6½”). pp. [9 -10]; 11; xii; 13 – 212; 3 preliminary blank leaves, list of illustrations, text in double columns. Bound up from the original parts. Twenty-four full page illustrations after Cruikshank etched on steel by John Yeager, with plates 13 through 24 bearing the names of both Cruikshank and Yeager. Contains the “Fireside plate”, which was cancelled after having appeared in only a few copies of the earliest English issue, and is consequently scarce. Beautifully rebound in quarter rose cloth over nonpareil marbled paper in rose, blue and white with titles gilt stamped on two black leather spine labels. The text of this scarce issue was copied from the original parts as published in Bentley’s Miscellany, and as such show Dickens’ original textual intent that was lost to editing in the English bound editions. The double column pages in this issue include duplications of those pages repeated in the succeeding part, and includes a note from the publisher apologizing for the comparative lack of illustrations in the August 1838 issue, promising that they would be made up in the next issue. Binding: VG+; Illustrations: VG with the exception of pp. 67,109 and 200, which have tape repairs to the verso. Text: VG with small stains scattered throughout and a few closed tears that do not affect the text. Podeschi A31; VanderPoel B89; Wilkins 358 
Price: 158.00 USD
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107 [Day, Lewis Foreman (binding design)]; Veley, Margaret; Stephen, Sir Leslie (biographical preface) A MARRIAGE OF SHADOWS AND OTHER POEMS WITH BIOGRAPHICAL PREFACE BY LESLIE STEPHENS
London Smith, Elder and Co. 1888 First Edition cloth Near fine 
12mo (5" x 7¼ ”). pp. 149. ASSOCIATION COPY. Signed binding design by Lewis Foreman Day of a rectangular floral panel surrounded by decorative floral strapwork; titles and oriental fan motif on the spine; all in gold on dark blue cloth. Green eps; beveled edges.

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

This is the author's most noteworthy work, posthumously published and inscribed here to the noted American publisher R. R. Bowker by the author's mother: R. R. Bowker Esqr. With best wishes from the Author's Mother. Sophia Veley. Braintree [Essex]. July 18th, 1888. Bowker spent his last years at his estate in Stockbridge MA, and this copy bears the label of the Stockbridge Library Historical Room, from whom it was originally purchased. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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108 [Decorative Designers (binding design); Sano, Kiyokichi (illustrations and decorations)]; Watanna, Onoto (Winifred Eaton Babcock) THE HEART OF THE HYACINTH
New York Harper & Brothers 1904 First Edition cloth Very good + Sano, Kiyokichi (illustrations and decorations); Decorative Designers (cover design) 
8vo (5¾" x 8 ½"). pp. [251]. Unsigned Decorative Designers binding design in green, white and gilt on periwinkle blue. Color fronits. and 3 unsigned full page color illustrations. Asian themed decorations on every page by Kiyokichi Sano. The story of an American girl reared to think herself Japanese, and of her anguish when her nationality is revealed. t.e.g. Deckle edge. Faint rubbing to the extremities and the abstract bookplate of Eugene W. Mari on the ffep. Minsky I:7. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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109 [Decorative Designers (binding design)]; Du Maurier, George (author and illustrator) THE MARTIAN
New York Harper and Brothers 1897 First American Edition Cloth Very good + Decorative Designers (cover design); Du Maurier, George (author and illustrator) 
8vo (5 ¼ x 7 ½ ). pp. 457 + glossary and advts. An unsigned pictorial binding design in sage green and gilt, with gilt titles on the spine. John Lehner suggests that the cover design was created by the Decorative Designers. The story of a young man who becomes the greatest writer in England by means of inspiration from the planet Mars. Frontis. and 48 additional illustrations by the author. A bright copy with a hint of sun darkening to the spine and light shelf-wear to the bottom edges. Minsky I:81. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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110 [Dielman, Frederick]; Read, T. Buchanan BRUSHWOOD
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott & Co. First Edition Cloth Near fine Dielman, Frederick 
Sq.D.(7 ½” x 6”). pp. [46]. Green cloth over beveled boards with titles and image of woman holding a candle stamped in silver, gold and black bordered by red fillets, with titles stamped in gold on spine. 16 lovely B/W steel-engraved illustrations (7 are full page) after Frederick Dielman. Companion volume to Drifting and Christine. All illustrations and type printed on one side only of heavy plate paper. Dark brown endpapers, a.e.g. A lovely book in near fine condition. Brushwood is a parable poem that tells the story of a meeting between Christ and an old woman carrying a heavy load of brushwood up a mountainside. Dielman takes the verse suggestions of Italian scenes and uses them in a series of designs that gives more richness and depth to the poem. Frederick Dielman (1847 – 1935) was a german born American illustrator who was a student Wilhelm von Diez. He worked initially as a book and magazine illustrtor, and later moved into painting painting scenes of everyday life. He was a member of Society of American Artists, the American Water Color Society, the New York Etching Club, the Salmagundi Club, and was president of the Arts Federation of New York. He later was later the President of the National Academy of Design and became director of the Cooper Union art schools. He exhibited at the National Academy and his decorated murals and mosaics in the Library of Congress include a 7 foot long mosaic panel representing "Law" over the north fireplace in The Members of Congress Reading Room. 
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111 [E. B. (binding design)]; Thoma, Ludwig KLEINFTADTGEFCHICHTEN (SMALL FITTINGS)
Munich Ulbert Langen 1908 First Edition cloth Very good + 
12mo (5¼" x 7½"). pp.195 + 12pp. publisher's advts. Signed binding design by an artist with the monogram "E. B." of stylized feathers and architectual elements in a geometric style, possibly influenced by the work of Richard Riemerschmid of the Jugendstil. A bright copy with toned patterened end papers, some folding to the edges of a few of the pages and a the word "Prague" in red pencil on the title page. Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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112 [Early American Imprint; Printing History; Stereotype]; Assembly of Devines at Westminster; M'Leod, Alexander THE LARGER CATECHISM AGREED UPON BY THE ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES AT WESTMINSTER...
New York Stereotyped and Printed by J. Watts & Co. for Whiting & Watson, Theological and Classical Booksellers June, 1813 First Edition 
12mo (4¼" X 7¼"). pp. 142. FIRST BOOK STEREOTYPED IN AMERICA. Contemporary speckled sheep with black morocco spine label and 5 sets of double rules dividing the spine into six compartments. The title page of this extremely scarce theological work states: “The first book ever stereotyped in America.” This statement is correct, in that this is the first book printed from stereotype plates made in the United States. In 1812, the Philadelphia Bible Society had already published a stereotype Bible printed from imported plates. (See Silver, p.60).

Contemporary inscription of the front fly-leaf: "Garrarding Northrop's Property Brookfield March 19th 1827"; book plate of M. S. Carothers on front paste down. Leather split along the front hinge, bottom edges of spine chipped away, leather at corners rubbed through, moderate to heavy foxing throughout. Rollo Silver, Typefounding in America (1965), page 60; Sabin 39032; Shaw & Shoemaker 30520. 
Price: 625.00 USD
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113 [Early American Imprints; Women's Studies; Anderson, Alexander (illustrations)]; Hayley, William TRIUMPHS OF TEMPER A POEM
New York T. B. Jansen 1806 First Edition Full calf good 
12mo (4¼" x 6¾"). pp.162. First American editon with Alexander Anderson engravings. Early American tree calf binding with black morocco spine label and gilt decorations on spine. Includes full page wood engraved frontis. and 4 additional full page wood engraved illustrations by Alexander Anderson (1775–1870), considered the father of wood engraving in America, and often called "The American Bewick". Beautiful and evocative illustrations after wood engravings by Anderson, who was the first skilled relief engraver in America, and the first to engrave on end-grain boxwood, forging a path in illustrative techniques that many later 19th C. American illustrators would enulate.

Triumphs of Temper was first published in England in 1781, and was one of the best selling poems of its time. Hayley's simple theme for the poem is that if a girl wants a good husband, she needs to have a good temper. Hayley's poem is important in the study of women's history in that it "marks the move from the view that woman is a softer (and so weaker and more malliable) man to the view that woman is made of something quite different from man and something that is potentially better" (Matthews).

A scarce early American imprint in good condition with a detached front board, dry, flaking leather on the spine, heavy rubbing to the corners with foxing on the prelims and scattered throughout the text. The foxing does not affect any of the illustrations.

Susan Matthews, Blake, Sexuality and Bourgeois Politeness p. 56; Shaw, R.R. American Bibliography, 10538; Pomeroy, J.R. Alexander Anderson, 1775-1870, 193. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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114 [Early American Imprint]; Barrow, Sir John TRAVELS IN CHINA CONTAINING DESCRIPTIONS, OBSERVATIONS, AND COMPARISONS, MADE AND COLLECTED IN THE COURSE OF A SHORT RESIDENCE AT THE IMPERIAL PALACE OF YUEN-MIN-YUEN, AND ON A SUBSEQUENT JOURNEY THROUGH THE COUNTRY FROM PEKIN TO CANTON...
Philadelphia Printed and Sold by W. F. M'Laughlin 1805 Stated First American Edition Mottled sheep Very good 
8vo (5½ x 9). pp. 422. Contemporary sheep with red morocco label and 6 gold rules on the spine. Includes frontispiece portrait of Van-ta-gin engraved by C. Radcliffe (blind embossed stamp on image), with music and illustrations in the text.First published in London in 1804, Travels in China records the observations Barrow made of the people and culture of China between 1792 and 1794 while he served as comptroller to the first British Mission in China. A highly influential book that helped to inform American businessmen as they began trade with China following the revolution.

A tight copy with tide marks on the front cover, spine, and to page 2, with a chip at the tail of the spine and at the lower front joint. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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115 [Early American Imprint]; Burroughs, Richard A TREATISE ON TRIGONOMETRY AND NAVIGATION CONTAINING AN EXPLANATION OF THEIR PRINCIPLES AND TABLES, AND A NEW METHOD OF WORKING TRIGONOMETRY BY MEMORY, WHICH IS VERY USEFUL IN SURVEYING
New York John C. Totten 1818 half leather Very good 
12mo (4½” x 7¼”). pp. 81. Contemporary half calf over blue and red marbled boards, with black morocco label and 6 pairs of gilt rules on spine. Includes 8 plates of geometrical and trigonometrical figures described in the text. A reissue of the sheets of the 1807 edition (Shaw & Shoemaker 12252) printed by J.D. Huntington at Middlebury, VT.

Burroughs sets forth a new method of working right and oblique angled plain trigonometry without the use of instruments or tables.

A sound copy with light rubbing to the edges and a small puncture to the spine. The book has the small, penciled ownership marks of Jacob B. Gurley (1771- 1856) who graduated Dartmouth in 1793 and was admitted to the Bar in 1797. Shaw and Shoemaker 43496; Rink 3945. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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116 [Early American Imprint]; Spafford, Horatio Gates A GAZETTEER OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK EMBRACING AN AMPLE SURVEY AND DESCRIPTION OF ITS COUNTIES, TOWNS, CITIES, VILLAGES, CANALS, MOUNTAINS, LAKES, RIVERS, CREEKS, AND NATURAL TOPOGRAPHY, ARRANGED IN ONE SERIES, ALPHABETICALLY WITH AN APPENDIX...
Albany Published by B.D. Packard, no.73 State-Street, and by the author, at Troy. Packard & Van Benthuysen, printers 1824 First Edition Full calf Very good 
8vo (5½” x 8¾” ). pp. 620. Contemporary mottled calf with red morocco spine label and 6 sets of gilt rules on spine. Printed in double columns and includes a fold-out map of the state of New York. Addenda pasted on p. 620. An alphabetical dictionary of the geographical makeup, social statistics and physical features of the state of New York in 1824. Spafford created his Gazetteer based on his own research as well as answers to questions he posed in more than 1100 letters he sent out to the towns and cities included in the Gazetteer (Boyd).

Although Spafford published a Gazetteer of the state of New York in 1813, the author considered this volume a new edition as it is almost twice the size of his 1813 Gazetteer, and was organized on a completely different principle (see preface). A valuable resource for the student of early nineteenth century American social history that provides minute information available in few other sources, except perhaps in the contemporary journals of travelers.

A solid copy with a chip to the head of the spine and general rubbing and wear; scattered foxing and toning within the text block. Boyd, AAS 51, 279; Howes S-802; Shaw and Shoemaker 18063. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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117 [Early American Medical Imprints, Americana]; Stearns, Samuel THE AMERICAN HERBAL, OR MATERIA MEDICA...
Walpole [N.H.] Printed by David Carlisle, for Thomas & Thomas, and the author 1801 First Edition Paper covered wooden boards Good 
8vo (5" x 7¾"). pp. [1 - 3]; 4 - 360. Collation: A-U6 W6 X-2F6. Collated and complete. Paper covered wooden boards with paper spine. Includes A Catalogue of the names of those Ladies and Gentlemen, who have subscribed for the AMERICAN HERBAL..." (pp. 24 - 26); Errata p. 36. This book of medical botany is specific to the plants of the America, and is considered "The first herbal both produced and printed in the United States, as opposed to those which were reprints of European works. Includes information on American Indian remedies" (Garrison-Morton). It lists the plants in alphabetic order and for each plant described provides the Latin name, all common names, a physical description of the plant, whether or not is it poisonous (including physical effects), its uses, and the appropriate dose.

A clean, and partially unopened copy in the original boards with the bookplate of Paul Gurley Merrow engraved by William Fowler Hopson on from paste-down; paper spine perished with the sewing loosened and the threads beginning to break; closed tear on p. 169 affecting first paragraph of text; closed tear in margin of p. 233 not affecting text. Scarce. Howes 911; Sabin 90959; Garrison-Morton 1838.2; NLM, Early American Medical Imprints 1818. 
Price: 3000.00 USD
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118 [Early American Medical Imprint]; Cullen, Dr. William FRS FRSE FRCPE FPSG; Reid, Peter FIRST LINES OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSIC WITH SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES, INCLUDING THE MORE RECENT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE BY PETER REID
Brookfield [Mass.] Printed by E. Merriam & Co. for Isaiah Thomas 1807 Full calf Very good 
8vo (5½" x 8½"). pp. 674. Two volumes in one. Contemporary mottled calf with red morocco spine label and 6 sets of gilt rules on spine. First Lines of the Practice of Physic was considered one of the most influential medical texts of the 18th century as well as the early 19th century, and in it, Dr. Cullen set forth his theory that many diseases of the human body were nervous in origin, and coined the term "neuroses" (see p. 387). An important text in the history of medicine.

Dr. William Cullen was a Scottish physician and one of the most important professors at the Edinburgh Medical School -- a leading center of medical education in the English-speaking world in the 18th century. He counted among his students American revolutionary and founding father, Dr. Benjamin Rush.

A sound copy with general wear, chips to the spine head light foxing to the extremities. Bookplate of Franklin Barber on the front paste-down. Scarce. NLM, Early American Medical Imprints 573; Shaw & Shoemaker 12376. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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119 [Early American Medical Imprint]; Von Haller, Albert (Albrecht) FIRST LINES OF PHYSIOLOGY (PRIMAE LINEAE PHYSIOLOGIAE) TRANSLATED FROM THE THIRD LATIN EDITION; TO WHICH IS ADDED, A TRANSLATION OF THE INDEX, COMPOSED FOR THE EDINBURGH EDITION, PRINTED UNDER THE INSPECTION OF DR. WILLIAM CULLEN
Troy [N.Y.] Printed by Obadiah Penniman & Co. 1803 First American Edition Tree calf Very good 
8vo (5½” x 8¾” ). pp. 498. Contemporary tree calf with red morocco spine label and 4 single and two double gilt rules on the spine. Stated First American edition. Originally published in 1747, The Primae Lineae was one of three seminal works which created the field of modern physiology -- the other two being De partibus corporis humani sensibilibus et irritabilibus (1753) and the eight volume Elementa physiologiae corporis humani (1757-1766).

This first American edition of First Lines of Physiology presented Von Haller's landmark concepts of tissue irritablity (muscular contraction) and tissue sensibility (nervous innervation) to an American audience in English for the first time. A sound and firm copy of this medical classic with general wear and slight scuffing to the rear cover. Clark, Diderot's Part: Aesthetics and Physiology, p.49-51; NLM, Early American Medical Imprints 858; Shaw and Shoemaker 4326. Scarce.

Albrecht Von Heller (1708 - 1777) A biologist and the father of experimental physiology, who made prolific contributions to physiology, anatomy, botany, embryology, poetry, and scientific bibliography. He was a practicing physician and chair of medicine, anatomy, surgery, and botany at the University of Göttingen in Switzerland, and later an independent physiological researcher. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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120 [Early Photography]; Atget, Eugene; Recht, Camille (introduction) LICHTBILDER (PICTURES)
Paris Verlag Hemri Jonquières 1930 First Edition cloth Very good 
4to (8½” x 10¾”). Limited Edition. Number 814 of 1000 copies printed on Navarre paper. White cloth binding printed with ATGET in black on front board and spine. Frontis. portrait of Eugene Atget by Bernice Abbot and 96 full page plates from Atget's negatives. Following the introduction, Atget's work is printed on the recto of each page, leaving the verso blank so that each image can be enjoyed without distraction. Faint soiling to the cloth.

Eugene Atget (1857–1927) was a pioneer of documentary photography who spent many years photographing the buildings, streets, public sculptures and people of Paris, hoping to capture the Paris of his time before it was lost to development. Atget's work was admired by many contemporary artists, including Man Ray who liked the surrealist quality of Atget's photographs (showing both real and dreamlike qualities).Atget's work was unknown outside of Paris until Bernice Abbott worked with Henri Jonquières and Erhard Weyhe (The Weyhe Galleries in New York) to have this monograph (the first of Atget's work) published. Scarce. 
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121 [Elizabeth Mure]; Hay, Richard A VINDICATION OF ELIZABETH MORE, FROM THE IMPUTATION OF BEING A CONCUBINE; AND HER CHILDREN, FROM THE TACHE OF BASTARDY: CONFUTING THE CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS OF SOME LATE WRITERS...
Edinburgh Printed by William Adams junior. Sold by the booksellers of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen 1723 First Edition Half morocco Very good + 
Small 4to (6¾” x 8”). pp. vii; [1]; 132. Bound in 19th century half blue morocco over marbled boards with gold ruling and the title in gold on the spine. Elizabeth More ("Elizabeth Mure", "Elizabeth More", "Elizabeth Muir", "Elizabeth Mohr", "Elizabeth de la Mohr") (1320 - 1355) was the Countess of Strathearn, Countess of Athol and was the wife of Robert II, King of Scots. Elizabeth Mure (Robert's 4th cousin) was initially Robert's mistress, and all of their children were born out of wedlock.

Hay's treatise attempts to show that Robert's and Elizabeth's marriage occurred in 1334 (see page 109 where Hay states the name of the marriage officiant as Roger MacAdam). Robert sought and was granted a Papal dispensation for his marriage to Elizabeth in 1347 (a dispensation was required since Robert and Elizabeth were 4th cousins) and all of their 10 children were legitimated at this date. A scarce early Scottish history. ESTC T140711. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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122 [Enright, Walter (cover design and illustrations); Townsend, Harry Everett (floriated initials); Peattie, Barbara (illuminations)]; Peatie, Elia W. HOW JAQUES CAME INTO THE FOREST OF ARDEN AN IMPERTANENCE
Chicago Blue Sky Press (1901) First Edition Cloth fine Enright, Walter (cover design and illustrations); Townsend, Harry Everett (floriated initials); Peattie, Barbara (illuminations) 
16mo (6 ½" x 4 ¾"). Unpaginated. Limited edition of 700 copies on Van Gelder handmade paper. Tan cloth boards with brown paper onlay to front and rear boards. White title label ruled in red on spine. Arts & Crafts style cover design, frontis. and 4 additional illustrations on Japan vellum by Walter Enright. Printed in Caslon Old Style with rubricated title page and headlines. Floriated initial letters by Harry Everett Townsend that were hand illuminated by Barbara Peattie. A beautiful production in impeccable contition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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123 [Fisher, Harrison; Crawford, E. Stetson]; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth THE SONG OF HIAWATHA
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill (1906) First Thus Cloth Near fine Fisher, Harrison 
M8vo (9 ¾" x 7"). pp. [189]. Unsigned publisher’s binding likely by E. Stetson Crawford in smooth green cloth with titles in gold surrounded by Native American themed decoration in blind and in B/W. Color frontis. with tissue guard and over 60 additional color and B/W illustrations by Harrison Fisher. Intricately decorated end papers, half-title, title page and text pages by E. Stetson Crawford using Native American themes in green. A near fine copy with light bumping to head/tail of spine and a neat gift inscription to the recto of the front flyleaf . A lovely copy of this tour de force of Arts and Crafts illustrative and decorative work at its best. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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124 [Fisher, Harrison; Crawford, E. Stetson]; Lord Tennyson, Alfred and Others A DREAM OF FAIR WOMEN
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1907 Cloth Very good Fisher, Harrison; Crawford, E. Stetson 
R8vo. (9.75” x 7.25”). Unpaginated gift book. Light brown boards with paper onlay having titles in gold and illustration of a young woman by Harrison Fisher. Spine stamped with titles in dark brown. Color frontis. with tissue guard and 21 additional pictures in color by Harrison Fisher; delicate Art nouveau floral borders and decorations in pink on every page by E. Stetson Crawford. A Very Good copy with light rubbing to the extremities, a small (0.125”) chip and faint soiling to paper onlay and a delicate gift stamp to the half-title. 
Price: 37.00 USD
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125 [Flint, W. Russell; Brock, Charles]; Gilbert, W. S. THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD OR THE MERRYMAN AND HIS MAID
London Macmillan & Co. Limited 1929 First Edition cloth Very good + Very Good - Jacket Brock, Charles; 
M8vo (9½" x 6¾"). pp. vi; 102. INCLUDES SCARCE DUST JACKET. Unsigned publisher's binding by Charles Brock in red cloth covered boards gold stamped with titles and image of Jack Point (p. 1); Spine gold stamped with titles and an image of Wilfred Shadbolt (p. 5). near the foot. With brown paper dust jacket STAMPED IN RED WITH TEXT AND ILLUSTRATION FROM TITLE PAGE. Color frontis. and 7 additional full page illustrations by W. Russell Flint, with pen and ink drawings including head pieces, tail pieces and textual illustrations by Charles Brock. Book VG with faint fading to board edges and light rubbing to spine and corners. Dust Jacket VG- with wear and chipping along edges, spine and corners. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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126 [Fore-Edge Painting;19th C. Golf]; Tennyson, Lord Alfred ENOCH ARDEN
London Strahan & Co. 1869 Morocco Very good Fore-Edge Painting;19th C. Golf 
16mo (4¼” x 6½”). pp. 178. Red morocco binding with four raised bands with gilt rules on either side, and gilt stamped rococo framed panels with Pointillé work. Tennyson's narrative poem about a man named Enoch Arden who is shipwrecked on a deserted island for 10 years, and returns home to find his wife married to his best friend and one of his children dead. Written during Tennyson's tenure as England's Poet Laureate. This particular copy has a very unusual fore-edge painting of a late 19th C. golfing scene. Faint foxing to the prelims, otherwise a lovely and clean copy. 
Price: 625.00 USD
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127 [Gilder, Helena De Kay (original binding design)]; Holzenburg, Eric FOR ART'S SAKE THE AESTHETIC MOVEMENT IN PRINT & BEYOND, 1870-1890, FROM THE COLLECTION OF ERIC HOLZENBERG
The Grolier Club 2017 First Edition Quarter cloth New 
4to (11” x 8½”). pp. 136. A photo-reproduction on blue paper of Helena De Kay Gilder's engraved binding design for The New Day (Scribner, Armstrong and Company,1876); cloth spine. Published to accompany the exhibition For Art's Sake: The Aesthetic Movement in Print & Beyond 1870-1890, From the Collection of Eric Holzenberg, January 26-March 11 2017.

Foreword and Introduction by Eric Holzenberg, followed by descriptions of books, prints and other objects displaying the exceptional artistry and wit of the Aesthetic Movement, which dominated the decorative arts in the period 1870-1890, and influenced many of the binding designers of this period.

The exhibition and catalogue explore the important role of print media in the development and spread of Aesthetic ideals in applied art of all kinds, including architecture, interior design, and the book arts. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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128 [Goudy, Frederic W.]; Wilde, Oscar THE ESSAYS OF OSCAR WILDE
New York Cosmopolitan Book Corporation (1916) First Thus Leather bound Very good - good - Jacket Frederic W. Goudy 
12mo. (6.75“ x 4.0“); pp. x, 624. [1, advertisements]. Unsigned binding design by Frederic W. Goudy. "Decorations and types used in the book specially designed by Frederic W. Goudy" stated on the verso of title. Mahogany leather publisher’s binding stamped in gilt on both cover and spine with floral design by Goudy. Maroon endpapers embossed with lions rampant matching those embossed on dust jacket; t.e.g. A bright example of Goudy’s skill in typography and design in VG- condition. Bookplate affixed to front paste-down; neat gift inscription on flyleaf. Head of spine lacking with some chipping to top edges. Scarce DJ in good- condition repeats Goudy’s title page design in purple on embossed paper. Frederic Goudy (1865-1947) was one of the most prolific type designers in the United States, with over 100 typeface designs to his credit and is ranked alongside Theodore Low De Vinne and Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue in his importance to typography and book design. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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129 [Grant, Louis F.; Searles, Victor A.]; Connor, Ralph (Rev. Dr. Charles William Gordon); Smith, George Adam BLACK ROCK
New York Grosset & Dunlap ND (c.1900) First Thus Cloth Very Good Louis F. Grant 
Large 12mo (7.75” x 5.25”). pp. vi, 270. A lovely unsigned Arts and Crafts style publisher’s binding possibly by Victor A. Searles with titles and a rising sun in gilt framed by two trees with Celtic knotted roots in black on bright green cloth. A portion of the tree and sun design and titles repeated in black and gold on spine. Frontis. and eight full page illustrations by Louis F. Grant. Very Good with missing ffep and faint rubbing to the extremities. Black Rock is a tale set in the Canadian Rockies of 1882 and is based on a story of pioneering Canadians he met while serving as a missionary in the Western Canadian frontier during a time of economic expansion and migration. Victor A. Searles was an illustrator and book designer from Boston active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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130 [Green, Elizabeth Shippen]; Willcox, Louise Collier (Compiler) THE TORCH A BOOK OF POEMS FOR BOYS SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY LOUISE COLLIER WILLCOX
New York Harper and Brothers 1924 First Edition Cloth Very good + Green, Elizabeth Shippen 
Square 8vo (9½" x 7½"). [i - vi]; vii - xxiii; [xxiv -xxvi]; [1 -2]; 3 - 514. Olive green cloth publisher's binding stamped with with titles and medallion containing illustration of olympians passing the torch on front board; titles and a styalized torch stamped in gold on the spine. Includes 7 full page collor illustrations by Elizabeth Shippen Green and Others. Author index. Cut edges and batik style endpapers. Elizabeth Shippen Green studied with Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute where she met and became close friends with Jessie Wilcox Smith and Violet Oakley; she was a member of the Brandywine School of illustration; her luminous color work shows the influence of her friend Maxfield Parrish. A beautiful copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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131 [Greene, Julia; Mowitz, Albert C., illustrators]; Fryer, Jane Eayre THE MARY FRANCES HOUSEKEEPER ADVENTURES AMONG THE DOLL PEOPLE
Philadelphia The John C. Winston Company 1916 First Edition Cloth Very good Julia Greene (Cover, Dolls and Silhouettes); Albert C. Mowitz (Frontispiece and Furnature) 
4to (7” x 9½”). pp. [xviii]; 253. Blue cloth boards with color illustrated paper onlay with titles; spine with titles stamped in gold script. Illustrated eps. Color paper dolls, vignette and margin silhouettes by Julia Greene; frontispiece, foldout doll house plans and color paper furnature by Albert C. Mowitz. A scarce copy complete with all 9 paper dolls and clothing, Arts and Crafts style furnishings and doll house plans. One in a series of seven books by Jane Eayre Fryer whose purpose was to teach children all the domestic arts. A significant piece of piece of social and cultural history of the early 20th century, Mary Frances Housekeeper is a snapshot of family life of the time that was designed to teach the art of housekeeping to childern in a fun and entertaining way. The book is also important in how it subtly enforced racist stereotyping in its young readers through its narrative and the physical depiction of the servant doll, Lucinda, whose paper doll body is ‘comical and distorted’ (Everyday Life & Women in America c.1800-1920). Because Mary Frances Housekeeper includes cut out dolls and furnature for children to use in play, it is difficult to find an intact copy. In very good condition with light to moderate edgewear, rubbing to the edges of the paper onlay and a small (1”) area of rubbing and open tear to ffep that does not affect the designs. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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132 [Hapgood, Theodore B.]; Farnol, Jeffery; Ditzler, Charlotte Weber MY LADY CAPRICE WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHARLOTTE WEBER DITZLER AND DECORATIONS BY THEODORE B. HAPGOOD
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1907 First Thus Cloth Very good Ditzler, Charlotte Weber; Hapgood, Theodore B. 
C8vo (5¼" x 8¾"). pp. [x]; 289. Signed publisher's binding in teal embossed cloth by Thodore B. Hapgood with titles and central illustrated paper onlay by Chrlotte Wber Ditzler surrounded by stylized architectural decorations in gold; spine with titles and an abbreviated architectural motif in gold. Includes Color frontis and 4 additional illustrations in color by Charlotte Webb Ditzler in the style of Howard Chandler Christy; architecturally influenced endpapers, headpieces, tail pieces and 4 different page borders by Theodore B. Hapgood throughout. Faint rubbing to corners, head and tail; small (1/2") piece missing from corner of ffep, otherwise a striking copy of this Christmas 1907 Holiday Gift book by Dodd, Mead and Co. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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133 [Hapgood, Theodore Brown (binding and title page design)]; Rivers, George R. R. CAPTAIN SHAYS A POPULIST OF 1786
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1897 First Edition cloth Near fine 
12mo (5” x 7¼”). pp. 358 + 4pp. publisher's advts. Signed Theodore Brown Hapgood binding design and title page. The story of Shays' Rebellion told as a historical romance. A charming Hapgood binding with an early federal era border around the title on the front board, with titles and motifs from the cover design on the spine in gold. The signed Hapgood title page in red and gold has a similar border design. Scarce. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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134 [Hapgood, Theodore Brown (binding design)]; Carman, Bliss BALLAD OF LOST HAVEN A BOOK OF THE SEA
Boston Lamson Wolffe & Company 1897 First Edition cloth Very good + 
12mo (4½" x 6¾"). pp. 117. Signed Art Nouveau spine design by Theodore Brown Hapgood of a repeating bird climbing a trellis of stems and leaves in gold on green ribbed cloth. A series of poems that glory in the wide expanses of the sea. A lovely unopened copy of this charming Hapgood design with a faint moisture stain on the first six pages. BAL 2635. Scarce. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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135 [Hazenplug, Frank (binding design)]; Le Gallienne, Richard PROSE FANCIES SECOND SERIES
Chicago Herbert S. Stone & Co. 1896 First Edition Cloth Very good + Hazenplug, Frank (binding design) 
Unsigned binding design by Frank Hazenplug of an Art Nouveau stylized artichoke in gold on maroon cloth. Considered to be one of Hazenplug's finest covers. This first American edition is the very first Herbert Stone imprint, and was printed at the Lakeside Press, Chicago. Scarce. Allen and Gullans 81. Kramer 107. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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136 [Hazenplug, Frank? (binding design)]; Gorden, Julien; pseudonym of (Cruger, Von Rensselaer, Mrs.) EAT NOT THY HEART
Chicago Herbert S. Stone & Co. 1898 Later printing cloth Near fine 
12mo (4½" x 6¾"). pp. 319. Unsigned binding design in gold on maroon cloth with floral spandrels in each corner of front and rear boards; double rule border with pointillé work; t.e.g. A farmer's wife finds employment on a Long Island estate and finds herself jealous of the rich city people that live there. A lovely and bright copy of a charming unsigned binding design possibly by Frank Hazenplug. Scarce. KRAMER 133; WRIGHT III:1316. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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137 [Hinton, Charles Louis]; Mabie, Hamilton Wright UNDER THE TREES
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1902 First Thus Cloth Very good + Charles Louis Hinton 
8vo. (8.75” x 6”). pp. [167]. First Edition. A striking example of the classical revival style of art nouveau design and illustration with a signed publisher’s binding by Charles Louis Hinton (CLH) with titles in gilt banners above and below Pan in black playing a flute and sitting under the trees in a meadow surrounded by a garland of flowers and ribbons in gold and white. Titles and vignette of pan pipes on spine in gilt and white. Frontis. and 5 full page b/w illustrations by C. L. Hinton reproduced in photogravure, each with a captioned tissue guard; decorated half title and title pages; beautiful Art Nouveau decorative margin illustrations in light green on every page and decorated end papers all by C. L. Hinton. VG+ with a small (1") darkened area to the lower front board and faint rubbing to the extremities. Minsky 2. First released in 1891 under the title “Under the Trees and Elsewhere”, the text by Mabie was re-released with these illustrations as this first edition in 1902 renamed Under the Trees. Under the Trees is a series of essays on man (in the inclusive sense) and his/her relationship to nature though the seasons. In this book, Mabie, one of the first ecocritics, takes us on rambles through the woods and meadows and shows that our culture and even language is bound up with nature. Charles Louis Hinton (1869 - 1950) studied at the National Academy of Design in New York, as well as the Académie Julian and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was an instructor and dean at the National Academy of Design’s School of Fine Arts. 
Price: 32.50 USD
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138 [Holme, C. Geoffrey]; James, Philip CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF YESTERDAY
London The Studio 1933 First Edition Very good very good - Jacket 
I8vo (11½” x 8 ¼“). pp. 128. Light green boards with titles stamped in blue on cover and spine. In original dust jacket. Eight color and 152 b/w illustrations of books and their illustrations selected from the Exhibition of Illustrated Books for Children held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1932 as well as from private libraries, publishers and binder’s collections. A good reference survey of historic and rare children’s literature. A very good copy with light toning and spotting on block and cover edges with light shelf wear in a very good- dust jacket. 
Price: 18.25 USD
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139 [Hood, George W. (binding design)]; Clarke, John Mason THE HEART OF THE GASPÉ SKETCHES IN THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE
New York The Macmillan Company 1913 First Edition cloth Very good + 
8vo (5½” x 8”). pp. 292 + 4pp. publisher's advts. A signed binding design in gold, black and pale blue on dark blue cloth by George Washington Hood. A series of sketches of the peoples and places of the Gaspé Coast (the Gaspé peninsula runs along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada), which at the time of writing was little known and sparsely inhabited. The book also includes a glossary of place names, lighthouses and light signals and well as 35 illustrations after photographs of places and cultural objects important to the Gaspé.

A striking binding design of Percé Rock in the moonlight with the moon and the rock reflected in the water, with a sailing ship and its reflection on the water in gold and black on the spine. A lovely copy with some faint wear to the extremities, a small, embossed ownership mark along the top of the title page, and a signature on the front paste-down. Minsky 3:37. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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140 [Hugh Thomson, illustrator]; Barrie, Sir James M. THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON
London Hodder and Stoughton N.D. [1914] First Thus Vellum Very good Hugh Thomson Signed
R4to (10¼" x 12¼"). pp. [vii]; [235]. Edition de Luxe. Number 5 of 500 signed by Hugh Thomson on the limitation page. Unsigned full vellum publisher's binding by Hugh Thomson with elaborate Art Nouveau gilt decoration and lettering on both the front board and spine; top edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom edges. Includes 20 tipped in full color plates with captioned tissue guards, numerous b/w textual illustrations, and a Leicester Galleries announcement for the sale of the original water color drawings for the book laid in. Light wear to the extremities, light foxing to the eps, with slight bowing to the boards and ribbon ties missing as usual. Ccontemporary Arts & Crafts bookplate on front paste-down. Spielmann and Jerrold 58. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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141 [Jones, Owen; Allen, William, R.A.; Roberts, David, R.A.; Simkson, William;, Warren, Henry; Aubrey, C. E.; Harvey, William]; Lockhart, John Gibson ANCIENT SPANISH BALLADS; HISTORICAL AND ROMANTIC. TRANSLATED WITH NOTES, BY J. G. LOCKHART ESQ.
London John Murray 1841 First Thus Very Good + Jones, Owen and others 
4to (9½” x 7½”). unpaginated. Original publisher's red morocco by Owen Jones (unsigned) gold stamped on front board with titles in a central panel with multiple decorative rules surropunded by filigree work and blind stamped strap work in the Spanish Muslim tradition; rear board gold stamped with a large central lozenge and spine gold stamped with titles and arabesque openwork; decorated endpapers; a.e.g. Includes title page and three sectional titles illuminated using color lithography, 6 tinted wood engraved plates, wood engraved textual vignette and either chromolithographic, wood-engraved or color typographic borders on every page. The illuminated pages "recall early-Renaissance manuscript books and prefigures the private press books of William Morris and others in the 1890s." (Reithmayr). This sumptuous gift book was the first to be completely conceived and developed by a designer, and also thought to be the first published book containing images produced using chromolithography. This book is also the first where a book designer is given full credit on the title page. Owen Jones is best known for his influential book, The Grammar of Ornament (1856), a compenduium of design and color theory still in use today, and it is thought that his work on Ancient Spanish Ballads was the first published manifisatation of his color and design theories prior to the publication of The Grammar of Ornament. Some darkening and small marks to the spine; light soiling to the front and rear boards, o/w a lovely copy with the scarce original publisher's binding designed by Owen Jones and executed at a time when gilt stamping on bindings was still in its infancy. Gordon Ray 226; Andrea Reithmayr, Owen Jones’ ‘Book Beautiful’ (libraryasincubatorproject); Diego Saglia, Translating Romances, Writing Spain: John Gibson Lockhart’s Ancient Spanish Ballads; Nicholas Frankel, The Designer’s Eye: Ancient Spanish Ballads, Poetry, and the Rise of Decorative Design. 
Price: 382.00 USD
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142 [Keller, Arthur]; Harte, Brete HER LETTER HIS ANSWER & HER LAST LETTER
Boston Houghton Mifflin & Company 1905 First Illustrated Edition Cloth Very good Arthur Keller 
Medium 8vo (9” x 6.5”). pp. [100]. An attractive green cloth Art Nouveau signed binding by Arthur I. Keller (conjoined AIK) with titles on pictorial paper onlay surrounded by stamped floral accents in black. Spine with titles and floral accents in black. t.e.g. Color frontis., 9 full page illustrations in color, 30 full page sketches in sepia, many head and tail pieces as well as end papers and other decorations in gold and black by Arthur Keller. Printed by the Riverside Press. Very Good with a clean and tight unmarked interior, light soiling to pictorial paper on cover; light rubbing to extremities, faded spine and light spotting to upper edge of rear cover. Her Letter is a love story told with humor in a suite of easy to read verse, about an heiress named Lily, who was sent to New York and Paris to be finished “by travel”. She writes from New York to Joe, the man she loves back home in “Poverty Flat”. Joe receives the letter, but is sick with fever, so must dictate his reply to “Truthful James”. Six months later, Lily returns from Paris to Poverty Flat, but doesn’t find Joe, and writes her final letter to him (I won’t spoil the ending). Harte wrote the first two verses in the 1870s, and then finished the trio near the end of his life in the late 1890’s. Arthur I. Keller (1867 - 1924) was an illustrator and painter in both oils and watercolor. He studied at National Academy of Design and the Munich Academy of Art, where he studied with von Loefftz, and was steeped in the Romantic style popular in the late 19th C. He was often classed as a Society artist similar to Christy and Fisher, but Her Letter shows that he was capable of much more. 
Price: 41.00 USD
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143 [Kelly, Jerry]; Berry, John D.; Randle, John; Matrix TYPE AND TYPOGRAPHY HIGHLIGHTS FROM MATRIX, THE REVIEW FOR PRINTERS AND BIBLIOPHILES
West New York Mark Batty 2003 First Edition Paper covered boards As new As new Jacket 
I8vo (11¼” x 8”). pp. xx; 374. Designed by Jerry Kelly with grey paper boards with script initial “M” in orange across cover spine and rear board. Titles in white against navy on lower spine. The content of this book runs the gamut of articles concerning type and typography from the Matrix: “The Compleat Caslon”, “Eric Gill and the Golden Cockerel Type”, “The Colum Cille Irish Type” and “The Dust-jacket Designs of Herman Zapf” to name just a few. An exceptionally bright, fresh and clean copy. 
Price: 26.50 USD
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144 [Kelmscott Press; Morris, William; Cobden-Sandersen; T. J. and Eccles,David (binding design)]; Chaucer, Geoffrey THE WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER Now Newly Printed
London The Folio Society 2002 First Thus goat skin Near fine 
Folio (12" x 16¾"). pp. iv; 552; [3] pp. No. 532 of 1010 copies. Full cream Nigerian goatskin blocked in gold with the original design by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, redrawn by David Eccles. Blue cloth clamshell box with leather spine label. Two blue ribbon markers; t.e.g. An extraordinary facsimile of the Kelmscott Press' masterpiece, and what many consider the most beautiful of all printed books.

As noted in the colophon: "The facsimile of the Kelmscott Chaucer has been printed for the Folio Society, London by Cambridge University Press and completed on the 20th day of February, 2002. The paper, Oxenford twin-wire laid, has been especially made at the James Cropper Mill at Burneside in Cumbria and supplied by John Purcell Paper. The binding design has been redrawn by David Eccles from a copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer bound by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson at the Doves Bindery in 1900. The binding of this edition has been executed by Smith Settle at Otley, Yorkshire, in full Nigerian goatskin, with handmade laid endpapers from the Fabriano Mill, Italy." A leaflet on the care of the binding and the pamphlet, The Kelmscott Chaucer: An Essay by William S. Peterson laid in.

A spectacular copy with a small and shallow slit (1/4") in the leather near the top edge of the front board. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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145 [Kipling, John Lockwood]; Steele, Flora Annie TALES OF THE PUNJAB TOLD BY THE PEOPLE
London Macmillan and Co. Limited 1917 First Edition Cloth very good Kipling, John Lockwood 
Second printing. C8vo (7 ¼“x 5 ¼”). pp. xvi; 395. Beautiful Art Nouveau unsigned publisher’s binding by J. Lockwood Kipling in smooth dark green cloth with olive tree, jackal and pea-hen stamped in gold; spine with titles, a native, a cobra and an alligator stamped in gold; Cream end papers. b/w line block Frontis., full page illustrations, historiated initials, headpieces, tail pieces and textual vignettes by J. Lockwood Kipling. With notes by R. C. Temple. Cover design is a replication of Kipling's illustration on page 197. A pleasing copy of this difficult to find title with neat inscription to the ffep, toning to the end papers and fading and chipping to the head and tail of the spine as usual with Cranford bindings.Part of Macmillan’s Cranford Series. Balston I 15; Rogerson 15. Scarce. Tales of the Punjab is a collection of Punjabi folk tales told for children collected by Mrs. Steele while a Government inspector in the Punjab (a state within India) during the time of the British Raj. John Lockwood Kipling, the father of author Rudyard Kipling, worked as an illustrator, teacher and museum curator in the Punjab during the same period as Mrs. Steele. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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146 [Lalauze, Adolphe (engravings)]; Brillat-Savarin, Jean Anthelme; Monselet, Charles (preface) PHYSIOLOGIE DU GOUT (THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE)
Paris Librairie des Bibliophiles 1879 First Thus Half calf Very good Lalauze, Adolphe (engravings) 
12mo (4¾" x 7"). Limited (Jouaust) edition. 2 volumes. Vol I: pp.296; Vol II: pp.320. One of 170 copies on Van Gelder Zonen paper. Engraved vignette illustrations by Adolph Lalauze: Vol I: frontis. of the author and 27 chapter head and tail vignettes; Vol II: 24 chapter head and tail vignettes. Unsigned binding in garnet half calf over garnet and brown marbled papers. Spine with 4 compartments decorated in gilt with hanging game.

A gorgeous set of Brillat-Savarin's masterpiece, where he dazzles with a delightful and often humorous collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes on everything and anything gastronomical.

This is the first edtion with Adolphe Lalauze's beautiful and evocative engravings, and it is the basis for the J. W. Bouton English translation of 1884. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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147 [Meteyard, Thomas Buford (binding design)]; Carman, Bliss A WINTER HOLIDAY
Boston Small, Maynard and Co. 1899 First Edition Paper covered boards Very good 
12mo (4¼" x 6¾"). pp.43. Signed binding design by T. B. Meteyard in two tones of textured silver of a narrow marsh that runs toward the sea within a panel on the left side of the cover. Signed with Meteyard's tortoise in the lower right quadrant of the design. Titles in silver above and below the panel. A small seahorse in silver on the rear board. A series of seven poems that reflect Carman's feelings about his winter holidays. 5 poems are about Carman's warm and colorful experiences in the Bahamas, while December Scituate and Winter at Tortoise Shell are about Carman's visit to Scituate, Massachusetts. A striking copy with some loss of paper at the head of the spine, and slight rubbing to the design. Finlay 52. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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148 [Morse, Alice C. (binding design)]; Elliott, Maude Howe (editor) ART AND HANDICRAFT IN THE WOMAN'S BUILDING OF THE WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXHIBITION, CHICAGO 1893
Chicago Rand, McNally & Company 1894 Second Edition Cloth Very good + Morse, Alice C. (binding design) 
Small 4to (7" x 9 ¾"). pp. 320. An unsigned strapwork style binding in silver and gold on dark blue beveled boards attributed to Alice C. Morse. Color frontis. by Madeleine Lamare, 235 b/w photographic illustrations with 32 additional illustrations unique to this edition.

Edited by the daughter of Julia Ward Howe (women's suffrage leader) to underscore the professional achievements of women whose work was exhibited in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exhibition in 1893.

Alice Morse was also the author of an article in this volume titled Woman Illustrators (pp. 89-100). The first edition was produced by Goupil & Co.; Boussod Valadon & Co., successors. Floral end papers, a.e.g. The difficult to obtain blue variant. Dubansky 93-3; Minsky 2:41. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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149 [Morse, Alice C. (cover design and decorations); Lawrence, Richard H. (illustrations) ]; Irving, Washington CHRONICLE OF THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA AGAPIDA EDITION
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1893 First Thus Cloth Near fine Very Good Jacket 
8vo (6¾" x 9"). 2 volumes. Vol I: pp.379. Vol. II: pp. 405. Each volume includes 15 photogravure illustrations after Richard H. Lawrence, each with a captioned tissue guard. t.e.g. Deckle edge. Binding design in pale green, pale pink and gilt on white cloth by Alice C. Morse. End paper and decorative border designs also thought to be by Ms. Morse. Includes the scarce paper lined blue-grey cloth dust jackets with titles stamped in gold on each spine. t.e.g. Original ribbon markers present. Dubansky 93-2. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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150 [Nelson, Harold]; Thoms, William J. EARLY ENGLISH PROSE ROMANCES ROBERT THE DEVYLL. A ROMANCE.
Edinburgh Otto Schulze & Co. 1904 First Edition Half cloth over paper Very good - Nelson, Harold 
Large 4to (9½" x 12"). pp. [i - vii]; 1- 57. Limited edition of 500 copies on handmade paper. Olive green cloth over light grey card stock with titles stamped in gold on front board and spine. Full page wood cut title page in black and red, head pieces, tail pieces, floriated initial letters, historiated initial letters and full page illustrations with elaborate ornamental borders by Harold Nelson. A striking example medieval illustration in the Arts & Crafts style showing the influences of both Albrecht Durer and William Morris. Deckled edge paper. A very nice copy with bright, clean pages, light foxing to the endpapers, sunning to the edges of the boards, light rubbing to the spine and corners and a slight warp to the outer edge. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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151 [Ottman, William (illustrations)]; McMurdy, Robert THE UPAS TREE
Chicago F. J. Schulte 1912 First Edition Cloth Near fine 
8vo (5½" x 7¾"). pp. 324. Unsigned binding design by Fred T. Hancke of an Upas tree in the foreground of a windswept plowed field in white and gold on dark green cloth. Includes black and white frontis. and 3 additional black and white full page illustrations by William Ottman. Written by a then prominent member of the Chicago Bar, is a detective story and romance about a young lawyer wrongfully charged with the murder of his client and sentenced to hang. It includes unusual questions of law, and ethical dilemmas interwoven with a detailed legal disquisition against the death penalty. A lovely copy of this unusual binding design. Scarce in this condition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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152 [Parrish, Maxfield (binding design)]; Read, Opie BOLANYO
Chicago Rand, McNally & Company 1902 Second Edition Cloth Near fine Parrish, Maxfield (binding design) 
C8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. 266. Unsigned binding design by Maxfield Parrish in black and white on gold cloth. t.e.g. The character portrayal of a Mississippi State Senator who lives in the old Missippi River town of Bolanyo. Parrish believed that a binding design should have a direct eye catching, poster quality to it (Ludwig p.25). Parrish's design of a southern gentleman with a small town behind him certainly has this quality. Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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153 [Parrish, Maxfield]; Wiggin, Kate Douglas and Smith, Nora A. THE ARABIAN NIGHTS THEIR BEST KNOWN TALES
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1909 First Edition cloth Very good Parrish, Maxfield 
M8vo (9 ½ x 7). pp. xiii, 339. Black cloth boards with paper onlay of illustration and titles by Maxfield Parrish; titles stamped on spine. Color title page, 12 full page color plates and color illustrated end papers in the Arts & Crafts style by Maxfield Parrish. A Very Good copy with light to moderate scratches on cover onlay and titles on spine faded but still legible. Still a bright and fresh copy. A series of 10 Arabian Nights stories that were, as Kate Douglas Wiggin states in her preface, “shortened here and there, omitting some…repetitions that crept in from time to time…”. This is a book that will delight children of all ages, for as Ms. Wiggin so deftly put it, “Nowhere in the whole realm of literature will you find such a Marvel, such a Wonder…of a book.” Parrish's unforgettable illustrations deftly place the wonder of these tales into the realm of legend. Ludwig pp. 205 Maxfield Parrish (1870 - 1966) was a student of Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute of Art and a member of the Brandywine School of American illustration. He preferred the use of luminous colors for his illustrations -- the colors of twilight, and was much influenced by the color pallete of the Southwest. He was a prolific illustrator of books, magazines and ephemera such as calendars and posters. In his later years he gave up illustration and concentrated solely on his painting. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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154 [Partridge, Bernard (illustrations)]; Dobson, Austin PROVERBS IN PORCELAIN
London Kegan, Paul Trench, Trübner & Co. 1893 First Thus Cloth Fine Bernard Partridge 
8vo (6" x 8½"). pp. [111]. Dark green cloth on beveled boards with binding design after title page illustration by Bernard Partridge. Includes fronits. and 23 additional line illustrations by Bernard Partridge. Dobson's second book of miscellaneous English verse, where he introduces the French verse forms of rondel, rondeau and villanelle. A charming sequence of poetry A Cranford Derivative. Balston IIG2. Colbeck: Dobson 57. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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155 [Penfold, Roosje]; Wilde, Oscar THE TEACHER OF WISDOM
Oregon House Petrarch Press 1994 First Thus Paper wraps Fine Penfold, Roosje Signed
C8vo. (“7.75 x 5.25“). Copy 114 of a limited edition of 200 on Arches Text paper signed by the illustrator. Rose colored deckle paper wraps titled in maroon. Text, full page illustration and tailpiece printed in maroon ink with red and blue highlights to illustrations. Fine with a faint shadow on front lower corner of wrapper. The Teacher of Wisdom is one of six prose poems originally published together by Wilde in 1894 and is a parable about sharing the knowledge of God. The Petrarch Press was founded in 1985 by Peter Bishop who sought to publish important literature in fine, hand-printed editions. Roosje Penfold is a Dutch born American graphic artist living on Whidbey Island, WA. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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156 [Pogany, Willy]; Khayyám, Omar and FitzGerald, Edward (transl.) RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM
New York T. Y. Crowell & Co. N.D. [1913] First American Edition Cloth Very good Pogany, Willy 
8vo (8.75 x 6). pp [104]. Green embossed cloth boards with titles and elaborate Middle Eastern themed designs in gold on cover and spine. Cover, decorations and 16 full color illustrations by Willy Pogany. All text in an Arabic style script within intricately decorated borders in blue and olive on light brown paper. Decorated end papers, half-title and title page. t.e.g. Includes text of Fitzgerald’s first edition. Potter 100. Very Good Condition with light edge wear and tanning to edges and a crease on one plate. A bright copy of this tour de force of Pogany’s artistic skill. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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157 [Pogany, Willy]; Khayyám, Omar; FitzGerald, Edward (transl.); Saintsbury, George (introduction) RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM THE FIRST AND FOURTH RENDERINGS IN ENGLISH VERSE BY EDWARD FITZGERALD WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY WILLY POGANY
London George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1930 First Thus Full morocco Very good + Pogany, Willy 
4to (7¾” x 10¼”). Publisher's teal morocco with gilt stamped medallion and red calf onlay; spine with 4 raised bands and titles in gilt and triple rule at head and foot of spine. t.e.g. Limited edition of 750 copies for England signed by the artist; this is copy number 505. Includes a black and white etching signed by the artist tipped in opposite the title page, 12 color tipped in illustrations with tissue guards, 2 full page black and white designs marking beginning of the first and fourth renderings and black and white head and tail pieces throughout. Pogany first illustrated the Rubáiyát in 1909, and released this more westernized version in 1930; a transitional work that shows both Art Nouveau and Art Deco influences. 
Price: 875.00 USD
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158 [Richards, Amy (binding design); Keller, Arthur (illustrator)]; Mitchell, John Ames AMOS JUDD
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1901 First Edition Very good + Richards, Amy (binding design); Keller, Arthur (illustrator) 
8vo (5¼” x 7¼”). pp. [252]. A signed Amy Richards binding design of intertwined rose vines in two shades of textured gold on red-brown cloth, with the rose motif and titles repeated in gold on the spine. t.e.g. deckled edges. Includes color title page vignette and 7 additional color illustrations by Arthur Keller. A seven-year-old rajah is smuggled out of war torn India to save his life and is brought to America for safety, where he is brought up as "Amos Judd", ignorant of his origins. A beautiful copy of this classic Amy Richards design with slight fading to the spine. Printed at the Merrymount Press. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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159 [Richardson, Rome (binding design); Brown, Ethel Pennewill (illustrator)]; Kingsley, Florence Morse THE TRANSFIGURATION OF MISS PHILURA
New York Funk & Wagnalls Company 1911 First Thus cloth Very good + Richardson, Rome (binding design); Brown, Ethel Pennewill (illustrator) 
8vo (5½" x 8½"). pp. [76]. Signed binding design by Rome K. Richardson in gold and dark green on bright green cloth. Includes color frontis. and three additional color illustrations by Ethel Pennewill Brown. A special holiday edition of the popular book about a spinster who asks a psychic force to send her a husband. Richardson's binding design of intertwined flowers and ribbons was also used as a decorative border in pale green for each page.

A bright copy with faint rubbing to the extremities and a slight bump to one corner. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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160 [Ricketts, Charles (binding design)]; Yeats, William Butler SELECTED POEMS LYRICAL AND NARRATIVE
London Macmillan 1929 First Edition cloth Fine Ricketts, Charles (binding design) 
12mo (5" x 7½").pp. [203]. Unsigned binding design by Charles Ricketts in blind on navy blue cloth with titles, ruling and roundels in gold on the spine. Engraved portrait of the author after John Singer Sargent on the title page. Published in an edition of 1500 copies. Erratum slip not present (it was not present in the earliest issued copies). Colbeck 970: 138. Wade 165. A near perfect copy with ownership in script on ffep. Scarce in this condition. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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161 [Robinson, F. Cayley (binding design, endpapers, illustrations)]; Maeterlinck, Maurice; De Mattos, Alexander Teixeira THE BLUE BIRD A FAIRY PLAY IN SIX ACTS
London Methuen & Co. 1912 cloth Very good + Robinson, F. Cayley (binding design, endpapers, illustrations) 
Crown 4to (7¾” x 10¼”). pp. 211. An unsigned binding design of flying blue birds in gold on blue cloth by Frederick Cayley Robinson, who also designed the endpapers and created the drawings for the 25 color plates (tipped onto tan art paper). t.e.g. deckle edges. Maeterlinck's Symbolist play about a young wood cutter's son on a journey towards an understanding of human happiness.

F. Cayley Robinson created the set and stage designs for the English premiere of the play at the Haymarket Theatre in London in 1908. His experience in designing for the theater informed his subsequent illustrations, endpapers and binding design for this illustrated reissue of the play, first released in 1911 after Methuen issued more than 20 editions of the play. This early reissue of the illustrated edition was released in October 1912, a year following its first release.

A beautiful copy of Robinson's Symbolist masterpiece with several instances of offsetting between the art paper (not affecting the illustrations) and the following page, and light rubbing to the gilt on the front board. Scarce in this binding and in this condition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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162 [Robinson, W. Heath]; De La Mare, Walter PEACOCK PIE A BOOK OF RHYMES BY WALTER DE LA MARE WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY W. HEATH ROBINSON
New York Henry Holt and Company 1924 First American Edition Cloth Very good+ W. Heath Robinson 
8vo. (8.25” x 6.25”). pp. x; 179. First American Edition, later printing (“November, 1924”). Dark green buckram cloth decorative publisher’s binding with titles and peacock illustration from title page gilt stamped onto cover; titles gilt stamped onto spine. Color Frontis. with tissue guard and 95 full page and vignette line illustrations throughout the book by W. Heath Robinson. A Very Good + copy with light rubbing to the extremities and a small (0.25”) chip to a lightly faded spine. Walter De La Mare (1873 – 1956 ) was an early 20th C. poet, novelist and short story writer. De La Mare's Peacock Pie, a series of fantastic nursery rhymes for children, was considered to be “his most delightful work” by poetry critics. W. Heath Robinson (1872 – 1944) was from an English family of illustrators that included his father, Thomas (1838-1902) , and his brothers Charles (1870–1937) and Thomas Heath (1869-1954). W. Heath Robinson was beloved in England for his depictions of weird and complex machines designed for simple tasks -- a "Heath Robinson" machine in England was equaivalent to a "Rube Goldburg"; machine in America. His wonderfully detailed illustrations for Peacock Pie fully reflect De La Mare’s sense of fun and the fantastic. 
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163 [Sacker, Amy (binding design); Mongin, A. (etchings); Delort, Charles (paintings)]; Gautier, Théophile; Beam, Ellen Murray (translator) CAPTAIN FRACASSE
Boston L. C. Page and Company 1901 First Thus cloth Very Good 
8vo (5¾" x 8¼"). Holiday Edition. Signed binding design by Amy Sacker in gold on pale green silk cloth of stylized iris placed horizontally on the cover with titles beneath the first and forth iris; titles and smaller iris motif in gold on the spine. Considered by Gullans an Espey to be Sacker's masterpiece. The swashbuckling story of Baron de Sigognac, an impoverished Gascon nobleman, who decides to join a group of travelling players and takes the name Captain Fracasse.

A lovely set of Sacker's magnum opus, with sun fading to the spine and joints as usual for the silk binding cloth used. GE 1979:60; Extremely Scarce. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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164 [Sacker, Amy (binding design); Mongin, A. (etchings); Delort, Charles (paintings)]; Gautier, Théophile; Beam, Ellen Murray (translator) CAPTAIN FRACASSE
Boston L. C. Page and Company 1901 First Thus cloth Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
8vo (5¾" x 8¼"). Holiday Edition. 2 volumes with original dust jackets and slipcase. Volume I: pp. 290; black and white frontis. + 7 black and white etchings by Mongin after paintings by Delort, each with a captioned tissue guard. Volume II: pp. 532; black and white frontis. + 6 black and white etchings by Mongin after paintings by Delort, each with a captioned tissue guard. Signed binding design by Amy Sacker in gold on purple cloth of stylized iris placed horizontally on the cover with titles beneath the first and forth iris; titles and and smaller iris motif in gold on the spine.

Books in very good original paper backed purple cloth dust jackets with spine decorations from the book repeated on the spine of the dust jackets in gold. Includes the very good original purple cloth covered slipcase with titles printed on gold on the top panel. The swashbuckling story of Baron de Sigognac, an impoverished Gascon nobleman, who decides to join a group of traveling players and takes the name Captain Fracasse.

A beautiful set in the scarce dust jackets and slipcase of Sacker's magnum opus. GE (in Peters), p.60. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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165 [Sacker, Amy (binding design)]; Edwards, Amelia B. A THOUSAND MILES UP THE NILE
Boston L. C. Page and Company 1897 Second American Edition cloth Very good + 
8vo (5½” x 8”). pp. 468. Later printing of this edition. An unsigned Amy Sacker binding design in gold on cream colored cloth of intertwining floral motifs surrounding the titles and a felucca in water. t.e.g. Includes 10 photogravure illustrations and 76 additional illustrations (some hand-drawn by the author) of the objects, people and places discussed in the text.

Originally written in 1877, this travelogue of Edwards' journey incorporates history, Egyptology and cultural descriptions into a delightful narrative. A best seller in its time, the book was released in a second edition in 1888, and was reprinted many times after.

A beautiful Amy Sacker binding design first used on Little Journeys Abroad (Knight, 1895). A lovely, bright copy with sun toning to the spine. Scarce in this binding. Little Journeys Abroad is also scarce. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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166 [Shepard, E. H. (illustrator), ARA (illustrator)]; Milne, A. A.; Schiffer, E. L. (Translator) PU DER BÄR (German translation of Winnie the Pooh)
Berlin-Grünewald Williams & Co. Verlag GmbH 1929 Hardcover Very good Shepard, E. H.; A.R.A. 
8vo (6¼" x 8¼"). p.202; [205]. Quarter Blue cloth over pictorial paper covered boards; Laid paper eps. Frontis. and vignette line illustrations throughout by E.H. Shepard; Color frontis. color cover illustration and rear board illustration by A. R. A. German language translation of Winnie the Pooh by E. L. Schiffer. Moderate shelf wear and soil with a cracked rear hinge and small (1/4") hole to the spine cloth, otherwise a tight and clean copy. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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167 [Stanfield, Clarkson F.]; Boswell, James; Croker, John Wilson (ed.); Wright, John (ed.) THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, L.L.D. INCLUDING HIS TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES, CORRESPONDENCE WITH MRS. THRALE, &c. &c. WITH NUMEROUS ADDITIONS, BY JOHN WILSON CROKER. REVISED AND ENLARGED UNDER HIS DIRECTION BY JOHN WRIGHT
London George Bell and Sons 1882 half morocco Near fine Stanfield, Clarkson F. 
10 Vol; C8vo (7.13” x 4.75”). Vol. I: xxiv; 325. Vol. II: viii; 344. Vol. III: ix; 323. Vol. IV: xii; 343. Vol. V: viii; 341. Vol. VI: vii; 342. Vol. VII: viii; 381. Vol. VIII: xi; 431. Vol. IX: xv; 335. Vol. X: xii; 376. Dark green half morocco over nonpareil marbled boards, spine with five raised bands gilt stamped with intertwining fillets; titles gilt stamped in two compartments. Edges marbled to match boards. Each volume contains an engraved frontis. with tissue guard, an engraved fly title as well as fold out facsimiles of letters and multiple portraits by Clarkson Stanfield engraved by Edward Finden. Reprint of the 1872 Bell and Daldy edition which was based on the 1836 Wright edition published by Murray that contains a supplementary collection of contemporary anecdotes concerning Johnson by John Wright titled “Johnsoniana” in Volumes 9 and 10. Bell & Son also released a 5 volume set of this edition in 1882 which is still widely available, but this 10 volume set is quite scarce. A beautiful, fresh, unread set. John Wilson Croker (1780 - 1857) was a British Tory politician and prolific author active in the late 18th C. and early 19th C. His edition of Boswell’s Life of Johnson was considered his best work and saw great popularity when published. The work drew sharp criticism from Croker’s political adversary, Thomas Macaulay, in an influential and much published review that was itself criticized for its contempt of Croker and of Boswell himself. Near fine copy of this scarce edition with faint rubbing to the top and bottom edges. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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168 [Stinehour, Roderick D.]; McCorison, Marcus A., ed.; Thomas, Isaiah LL.D. THE HISTORY OF PRINTING IN AMERICA WITH A BIOGRAPHY OF PRINTERS & AN ACCOUNT OF NEWSPAPERS
Barre Imprint Society 1970 First Thus Cloth Very good + 
C4to (10” x 7”). pp. xxi; 650. Limited Edition. Copy 1512 of a limited edition of 1950 on the imprint and signed by the Editor. Includes a leaf from the first edition of Thomas's History of Printing in America (Worcester, 1810) tipped in facing pp. xv. Book design by Roderick D. Stinehour with denim blue woven cloth boards with titles stamped in gold on spine. In a tan slipcase with a paper onlay of Thomas's First edition title page on one side. An edited version of the 1874 edition of Thomas’s classic investigation into the history of American printing. Includes a treatment on the introduction of printing to America as well as the development of printing in a major centers such as Cambridge, Boston, Providence, Philadelphia, New York, and many more. A handsome Very Good+ copy with a few small spots to the bottom edge of the block and a small (0.13”) raise to spine cloth in a Very Good slipcase. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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169 [Strang, William]; Bunyan, John THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS FROM THIS WORLD TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME
London The Bunyan Anniversary Society 1928 First Thus Half morrocco Very good + Strang, William 
M8vo (9 ¼” x 7”). pp. [xiv]; 379. Bound by Bayntun in half brown morocco leather with gilt rules and tan cloth boards; spine with five raised bands and six compartments, two of which are ruled in gold and contain the titles, and the remaining four have a gold outer rule and two black inner rules surrounding an open filigree design. Marginal notes, pale blue and pink marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Frontis. with captioned tissue-guard; illustrated title page and 12 additional full page illustrations after etchings by William Strang each with captioned tissue guard. Printed in Holland by G. J. Thieme. A lovely copy with light foxing to extremities, light spotting to the leather and moderate rubbing to corners. William Strang (1859 – 1921) was a Scottish printmaker as painter. He was a student of Alphonso Legros at the Slade School of Art in London where he embraced the school of realism that shaped his work throughout his career. Much of his early career was spent etching landscapes and the portraits of the important artistic and literary figures of his time. Some of his best etchings were done as a series of illustrations for books, with this issue of The Pilgrim’s Progress considered one of his finest efforts. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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170 [Thayer, Lee (binding design)]; Daskam, Josephine POEMS
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1902 First Edition cloth fine 
8vo (5¼” x 7¾”). pp. [73]. Signed Decorative Designer binding design by Lee Thayer of daffodils blowing in the breeze in two tones of textured gold on red cloth. A series of lyrical poems on many subjects. A spectacular copy of Lee Thayer's masterwork binding, which she considered one of her favorites. GE 1979:53; Scarce. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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171 [Thomson, Hugh (binding design and illustrations)]; Reade, Charles; Dobson, Austin (introduction) PEG WOFFINGTON
London George Allen 1899 First Thus Cloth Very good Thomson, Hugh 
C8vo (7¼“ x 5¼ ”). pp. li; [298]. Introduction by Austin Dobson. Unsigned binding design by Hugh Thomson of the titles surrounded by cherubs, butterflies and surmounted by a small portrait of Peg Woffington in gold on green cloth. Frontis. and over 70 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson, including headpieces, tailpieces, historiated initials and textual vignettes. a.e.g.This novel is based on Charles Reade’s 1852 play “Masks and Faces, which has Margaret “Peg” Woffington as the central character. Mrs. Woffington was a well-known Irish actress in 18th C. London.

A beautiful and bright copy with a gift inscription to the half-title; faint rubbing to the corners and lower edge, and faint foxing to the preliminaries. A Cranford Series Derivative. Balston II 4; Rogerson M8. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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172 [Thomson, Hugh (illustrator); Ritchie, Anne Thackeray]; Mrs. Gaskell (Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell) CRANFORD
London Macmillan & Co. 1891 First Thus cloth Very good + Thomson, Hugh 
C8vo (7 ¼“x 5 ¼”). pp. xxx; [298]. Introduction by Anne Thackeray Ritchie. Signed publisher’s binding by Hugh Thomson in smooth green cloth gold stamped with titles, a potted plant, a tea service and playing cards; spine stamped in gold with titles and floral decorations; cream end papers; a.e.g. Frontis. with tissue guard and over 100 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson, including headpieces, tailpieces, historiated initials and textual vignettes – a tour de force of Hugh Thomson’s delicate interpretation of Early 19th Century England. Part of the Macmillan Cranford Series. Balston I 4; Rogerson 4. A very good copy + with slight oxidation to gilt and head of spine chipped as usual. 
Price: 38.50 USD
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173 [Thomson, Hugh. (Illustrator)]; Goldsmith, Oliver; Dobson, Austin (preface) THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD WITH A PREFACE BY AUSTIN DOBSON AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY HUGH THOMSON
London Macmillan & Co. 1890 First thus Half calf Very good Hugh Thomson 
C8 (5 ¼ x 7 ¼). p. xxxv; 305. +6pp.advts. Green half-calf ruled in gold over black, tan and white marbled boards in the feather pattern.Spine has filigree rules in gold with two red morocco labels with titles in gold. t.e.g; marbled eps. Frontispiece and 181 vignette illustrations by Hugh Thomson, and includes a suppressed plate seen only in this edition on p. 95 that features a maid reading a hand-bill while seated on the back of man bending over. Original binding mounted and bound in rear. VG. Light shelf wear to edges and light rubbing to front joint; bookplate of Georgiana Erdmann and personal library slip tipped in; paperclip mark where accompanying ephemera attached. A lovely copy with an interesting history. Spielmann and Jerrold 5; Balston 3; Rogerson 3; Layard 173. WITH TLS from Duttons, Inc. Dated March 28, 1933 to Mrs. Erdmann regarding a query about the binding of this copy of the "Vicar" - Mrs. Erdmann evidently had requested a Kellogram [Kelliegram] binding from Kelly & Sons, London featuring the suppressed plate from p.95. Duttons found that a Kelliegram cover featuring the supressed plate was no longer available, and offered her samples of other Kelliegram bindings (see below). VG. Letter signed by D.E. Grant of Duttons. Letter torn in half lengthways, repaired with archival tissue on back. WITH two rubbings and a photograph of other Kelliegram bindings made for "Vicar" as alternatives to the suppresed plate binding as samples to accompany the letter. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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174 [Thomson, Hugh; Dobson, Austin]; Burney, Fanny (Madame d'Arblay) EVELINA OR THE HISTORY OF A YOUNG LADY’S ENTRANCE INTO THE WORLD
London Macmillan & Co. Limited 1904 First Edition Cloth Very good Thomson, Hugh 
Second printing. C8vo (7 ¼" x 5 ¼"). pp. xxv; 477. Introduction by Austin Dobson. Unsigned publisher’s binding with an Art Nouveau sensibility by Hugh Thomson in smooth green cloth gold stamped with titles and Evelina beneath a tree with falling leaves; spine stamped in gold with titles and floral decorations; cream end papers; a.e.g. Frontis. with tissue guard and over 70 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson, including headpieces, tailpieces, historiated initials and textual vignettes – another tour de force of Thomson's delicate interpretation of the 18th Century.

A very good copy of this book with light fading to spine, faint foxing to the endpapers and light rubbing to the extremities. A lovely, bright book. Part of the Macmillan Cranford Series. Balston I 21; Rogerson 21. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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175 [Thomson, Hugh; Railton, Herbert (illustrations]; Tristram, Outram COACHING DAYS AND COACHING WAYS
London Macmillan & Co. 1893 Edition De Luxe Full calf Very good Thomson, Hugh; Railton , Herbert (illustrations) 
SR8vo (7 ¼“x 5 ¼”). pp. xv; 376. Part of the Macmillan Cranford Series. Balston I 6; Rogerson 6. Coaching Days and Coaching Ways was a very popular book at the turn of the 20th century and described the ups and downs of traveling by coach and horse in in 19th century England. The book became so popular for those missing the simple days before the industrial revolution that it spawned a line of Staffordshire dishware by Ridgway Pottery featuring Hugh Thomson's artwork from the book on every thing from serving dishes to teacups. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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176 [Thomson, Hugh; Railton, Herbert]; Tristram, Outram COACHING DAYS AND COACHING WAYS
London Macmillan & Co. 1893 First Thus cloth Very good Thomson, Hugh 
C8vo (7 ¼“x 5 ¼”). pp. xv; 376. Unsigned publisher’s binding by Hugh Thomson and Herbert Railton in smooth green cloth gold stamped with titles, a stableman, horse and inn; spine stamped in gold with titles and carriage whip; green end papers; a.e.g. Frontis. with tissue guard and 214 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson and Herbert Railton, including full page illustrations, headpieces, tailpieces, and textual vignettes. Originally released as a quarto in 1888, Macmillan entirely rearranged the text and reduced the illustrations for this issue. A very good copy with bookplate of Herbert Morton Saumenig on the front pastedown. Light scuffing to the boards, light fading to spine and light chipping to corners as well as head and and tail of spine (usual with Cranford bindings). Text block in beautiful condition - clean and bright. Part of the Macmillan Cranford Series. Balston I 6; Rogerson 6. Coaching Days and Coaching Ways was a very popular book at the turn of the 20th century and described the ups and downs of traveling by coach and horse in in 19th century England. The book became so popular for those missing the simple days before the industrial revolution that it spawned a line of Staffordshire dishware by Ridgway Pottery featuring Hugh Thomson's artwork from the book on every thing from serving dishes to teacups. 
Price: 25.75 USD
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177 [Thomson, Hugh; Railton, Herbert]; Tristram, Outram COACHING DAYS AND COACHING WAYS
London Macmillan & Co. 1893 First Thus cloth Very good Thomson, Hugh 
C8vo (7 ¼“x 5 ¼”). pp. xv; 376. Unsigned publisher’s binding by Hugh Thomson and Herbert Railton in smooth green cloth gold stamped with titles, a stableman, horse and inn; spine stamped in gold with titles and carriage whip; green end papers; a.e.g. Frontis. with tissue guard and 214 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson and Herbert Railton, including full page illustrations, headpieces, tailpieces, and textual vignettes. Originally released as a quarto in 1888, Macmillan entirely rearranged the text and reduced the illustrations for this issue. A very good copy with some light scuffing and minor bubbling to the boards, with corners and tail of spine chipped as usual. Overall, a bright and lovely copy. Part of the Macmillan Cranford Series. Balston I 6; Rogerson 6. Coaching Days and Coaching Ways was a very popular book at the turn of the 20th century and described the ups and downs of traveling by coach and horse in in 19th century England. The book became so popular for those missing the simple days before the industrial revolution that it spawned a line of Staffordshire dishware by Ridgway Pottery featuring Hugh Thomson's artwork from the book on every thing from serving dishes to teacups. 
Price: 35.30 USD
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178 [Turbayne, Albert Angus and van Bommel, Elias Pieter (binding design)]; L. E. (pseudonym of Engelberts, Frauck Juliana Geertruyd Wilhelmina Constantia) SILHOUETTEN
Amsterdam van Holkema & Warendorf 1907 First Edition cloth very good Turbayne, Albert Angus and van Bommel, Elias Pieter (binding design) 
M8vo (6½" x 9"). pp. 280. Unsigned binding design in blue, green, yellow and black on smooth white cloth copied directly from the famous peacock poster advertising Macmillan's Illustrated Standard Novels designed by Albert Angus Turbayne. With repeating floral and crucifix patterned endpapers. A striking copy with some scratching to the design and foxing to the edges. Extremely scarce. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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179 [Unidentified (binding design); Bardwell, George Willis (frontispiece)]; Ford, Paul Leicester THE GREAT K & A TRAIN ROBBERY
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1897 First edition cloth Near fine 
12mo (5" x 7¼"). pp.200. First printing. An unsigned binding design in gold, black and red on light blue cloth of the front of two steam engines with titles surrounded by a single rule border. Spine with titles and a telegraph pole with insulators in black and gold. Includes black and white frontis. after a painting by Bardwell. Title page printed in black and red; t.e.g. A modern fictional detective story set in the Southwest. A staged robbery is intended to stop the takeover of the Kansas and Arizona Railroad by financial manipulation. A handsome poster style binding with a very slight darkening to the spine. BAL 6213; Burns, The Railroad in American Fiction. 276. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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180 [Unidentified (binding design); de Mora, W. (illustration)]; Drake, Joseph Rodman THE CULPRIT FAY
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons [1891] first thus Cloth Fine 
8vo (5 ½ x 7 ¾ ). pp.137. Unsigned binding design in gold and red on blue ribbed cloth. Frontis. on Japan vellum with captioned tissue guard by W. de Mora. Text printed on the recto of each page with unsigned gold over red borders on each printed page. t.e.g. printed by the Knickerbocker Press. The Culprit Fay with the W. De Mora illustration was first released by Putnam in 1889 as part of their Literary Gems series. A stunning copy of a scarce Putnam binding. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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181 [Unidentified (binding design); Gobel, Warwick (illustrations)]; Tatlock, John S. P.; MacKaye, Percy THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER NOW FIRST PUT INTO MODERN ENGLISH
New York The Macmillan Company 1912 First Edition cloth Very good Gobel, Warwick (cover design and illustrations) 
4to (7¼" x 10"). pp. 607 + 6 pp. publisher's advts. Unsigned binding design based on Gobel's illustration of Cleopatra's Galley at the Battle of Actium opposite page 556 with an Art nouveau style woven Dogwood floral border. Border design and titles in gilt on spine. Includes 32 full-page color illustrations after paintings by Warwick Gobel with captioned tissue guards. Buff endpapers illustrated with the pilgrims from the Canterbury tales in blue. t.e.g.

A bright copy with a small drop of ink and light rubbing to the design and a degree of fading and darkening to the spine. Scarce. ML 83; Minsky 1:38; PBO.pba02589.bib 
Price: 400.00 USD
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182 [Unidentified (binding design); Jackson, W. C. (illustrator)]; Abbot, Willis J. BLUE JACKETS OF '61 A HISTORY OF THE NAVY IN THE WAR OF SECESSION
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1886 First Edition cloth Very Good 
S4to (8" x 9¼"). pp. 318. Unsigned binding design in gold on blue canvas cloth with white canvas onlay. Includes frontis. and 54 additional illustrations in b/w by W. C. Jackson. A history for boys of the American Navy during the Civil War. A stunning and quite evocative binding of a tall ship sail and its rigging with titles designed to look as if made from rope, and the sail made from a cream canvas onlay to give dimensionality to the design.

A handsome copy with rubbing to the extremities and rear board and a small (1/8") chip in the cloth at the lower right corner. Scarce in this binding and in this condition. PBO.pba02502.bib. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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183 [Unidentified (binding design)]; Hobbes, John Oliver (pseudonym for Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie) THE GODS, SOME MORTALS AND LORD WICKENHAM
New York D. Appleton and Company 1895 First American Edition cloth Very good + Spindler, Walter (binding design) 
C8vo (5" x 7¾"). pp. 271 + 14 pp. publisher's catalogue. Later printing. Unsigned binding in dark brown and gold on tan woven cloth. A story of the consequences of a man's unwise marriage, resembling Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure, written in the same year.

The primary design is an likely a representation of the decorated horse's harness described on p. 202: "There were numerous brass ornaments, like coronets, on the harness...". The binding design also includes what most likely is Lord Wickenham's coat of arms, and a book of common prayer, both of which also play a part in the story.

A bright copy of this unusual design. Scarce in this condition. Colbeck 1:171. The Publisher's Circular Vol. 62 No. 1511. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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184 [Unidentified (binding design)]; Mrs. Richmond IN MY LADY'S GARDEN
London T. Fisher Unwin 1908 First Edition cloth Very good + 
Thick 8vo (6" x 9"). pp. [464]. PRESENTATION COPY. Unsigned binding design in black, grey, blue-green, yellow and white on olive green cloth which wraps to the spine. Includes color frontis. and one other color illustration by Beatrice Parsons, with 48 additional photographic illustrations in black and white. t.e.g. "PRESENTATION COPY" blind stamped onto lower right corner of title page.

A gardening book divided into chapters for each week of the year where advice is given for laying out of the grounds, the lawn, the conservatory, the wild garden and the water garden. A striking and scarce Art Nouveau binding design of a woman in a formal garden with a peacock on a sun dial; the wrap of the design onto the spine gives a surprising and evocative depth to the design.

Light foxing scattered throughout and on the text block edges; slight sunning to the spine. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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185 [Unidentified (binding design)]; Stratton-Porter, Gene MORNING FACE
New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1916 First Edition cloth Very good + Stratton-Porter, Gene (photographs) 
4to (8¼” x 10¼"). pp. 127. Unsigned binding design in blue and two tones of textured gold on turquoise cloth of birds flying across a marsh as the sun rises. Includes 1 color plate and 80 black and white illustrations after photographs by the author. A book of nature lore written for children. A striking and evocative binding design whose textured gold bird motifs seemingly take flight in the light. Scarce in this condition. MacLean 234. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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186 [Unidentified binding design]; Wells, Henry P. FLY-RODS AND FLY-TACKLE SUGGESTIONS AS TO THEIR MANUFACTURE AND USE
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1885 First Edition cloth Very good + 
12mo (6" x 7½"). p. 364 + 4pp. publisher's advts. Unidentified binding design in gray, black and gold on olive green diagonally ribbed cloth of a trout in a net over water. Includes textual illustrations showing the hooks, rods, and flies discussed. A handsome copy with rubbing to the extremities. Scarce in this condition. PBO.pbw01874.bib 
Price: 375.00 USD
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187 [Wolff, J.]; Gardner, John THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CHAUCER
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1977 0394493176 Cloth Very good + Good + Jacket J. Wolff 
M8vo (9.5” x 6.5”). pp. ix; 328; x. Maroon cloth with gold stamped titles on spine in pictorial dust jacket. Jacket art, historiatied initials, illustrations, ornaments and calligraphy in the text by J. Wolf. Near Fine in Good+ DJ. John Gardner’s storytelling provides a unique biography of Chaucer, in which he recreates the climate, the feel of Chaucer’s day, of life at court and for the poor. He gives us a wholly convincing portrait of Chaucer. 
Price: 8.25 USD
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188 [Women's History, Golf, Sports]; LEITCH, Cecil(ia) GOLF
Philadelphia and London J. B. Lippincott Company 1922 First American Edition cloth Near fine 
8vo (5¾” x 8¾”). pp.276. In original blue cloth with mounted photographic onlay of the author. Includes frontis. portrait and 54 black and white golfing and other photographic illustrations. Golf instruction from Cecil Leitch, a trail-blazing woman golfer whose dress attracted as much attention as did her physicality -- she eschewed the tight, restrictive dress for women players of the time, to become the first woman golfer to have loose fitting clothes that would allow her to take a wide stance.

Considered stylistically ahead of her time and the first of the "Amazon" golfers, Leitch was one of the first women golfers to play against and defeat men to become a four-time British Amateur Champion, Four-time French Amateur Champion and one-time Canadian Champion. This, Leitch's first book, discusses the basics of the games and provides advice to "Lady Players". An important book from an early break-through woman player. Scarce. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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189 [Woodroffe, Paul; Housman, Clemence]; Housman, Lawrence OF AUCASSIN AND NICOLETTE A TRANSLATION IN PROSE AND VERSE FROM THE OLD FRENCH TOGETHER WITH AMABEL AND AMORIS
New York The Dial Press 1925 First Thus Paper covered boards Very good Woodroffe, Paul; Housman, Clemence 
12mo.(7¾" x 5"). pp. [i - viii]; [1] - 106; (6 blank). Cream paper covered boards with titles stamped in gold on the spine. Arts & Crafts headpiece, tailpiece, initial letters, Frontis. and 3 additional full page illustrations by Paul Woodroffe engraved on wood by Clemence Housman. Endpapers designed and signed by Paul Woodroffe. Spotting to paper between pages 15 and 32. Lightly sunned spine with two small spots on front board and contemporary ownership inscription on half-title, otherwise a lovely production in the Morrisonian fine press tradition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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190 [Wyeth, Andrew; Laurie, Paul]; Forester, C.S. (Cecil Louis Troughton Smith ) LORD HORNBLOWER
Boston Little, Brown & Company 1946 First American Edition Cloth Very good + Very good - Jacket Andrew Wyeth 
8vo. (8.5” x 5.5”). pp. 318. Maroon cloth boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spine with nautical decoration; gilt stamped square-rigged sailing ship on front cover; illustrated end papers by Paul Laurie. A Very Good + copy with faint rubbing to corners and to extremities of spine. The VG - Andrew Wyeth illustrated dust jacket is price clipped and has chipping to spine and top edge, with two small (¼") closed tears on top edge. First published in England in June, 1946, and was released in the United States first as a serial, then as a novel. This is the fifth of eleven riveting novels Forester wrote that trace the career of Horatio Hornblower from his rocky start as a Midshipman in the British Navy during the Napoleonic wars through his many adventures to eventually become Admiral of the Fleet. If you enjoy Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey and Maturin series, you will find the adventures of Hornblower every bit as thrilling and even more accessible. C.S. Forester was an author most famous for his Hornblower and other seafaring novels, but also wrote crime novels and short stories set in World War II in addition to his most recognized work, The African Queen, which was made into a movie starring Humphrey Bogart in 1951. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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191 [Wyeth, Andrew]; Forester, C. S. (Cecil Louis Troughton Smith) LIEUTENANT HORNBLOWER
Boston Little Brown and Company 1952 First American Edition Cloth Very good Very good - Jacket Andrew Wyeth 
8vo. (8.0” x 5.5”) pp. 384. Blue cloth boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spine. A very good+ copy with light rubbing to corners, spine and a small area on front board; else a lovely copy. The very good - Andrew Wyeth illustrated dust jacket spine has moderate chipping and small (1") tear to head and foot. Lieutenant Hornblower was first published in England in 1952 and released in the United States first as a magazine serial and then as a novel. This is the seventh of eleven riveting novels Forester wrote that trace the career of Horatio Hornblower from his rocky start as a Midshipman in the British Navy during the Napoleonic wars through his many adventures to eventually become Admiral of the Fleet. If you enjoy Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey and Maturin series, you will find the adventures of Hornblower every bit as thrilling and even more accessible. C.S. Forester was an author most famous for his Hornblower and other seafaring novels, but also wrote crime novels and short stories set in World War II in addition to his most recognized work, The African Queen, which was made into a movie starring Humphrey Bogart in 1951. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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192 [Wyeth, N. C.]; Irving, Washington RIP VAN WINKLE
Philadelphia David McKay Company (1921) First Thus Cloth VG+ Wyeth, N.C. 
C4to (10 x 7 ½). pp. [xiv], 86. Dark brown embossed cloth boards with titled illustrated paper onlay by N. C. Wyeth and titles stamped in gold on spine. Color Frontis. With tissue guard, 7 full page color plates, color illustrated end papers and numerous B/W vignette drawings and decorations in the Arts & Crafts style by N. C. Wyeth. t.e.g. Very Good+ condition with unopened pages and some light rubbing to the background of the cover paper onlay and the top of the spine titles. A beautiful, bright and clean copy. Newell Convers (N. C.) Wyeth (1882-1945) was a student of Howard Pyle, and a member of the Brandywine School of illustration, known for their subtle and dramatic use of light in illustrations. He was the patriarch of a family of artists that included his son, Andrew, and his grandson, Jamie. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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193 [Wyeth, N.C.]; Forester, C. S. (Cecil Louis Troughton Smith) COMMODORE HORNBLOWER
Boston Little Brown and Company 1945 First American Edition Cloth Very good Very good - Jacket N. C. Wyeth 
8vo. (8.0” x 5.5”) pp. 384. Blue cloth boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spine; A Very Good book with slight bumping to spine and corners in a VG- N. C. Wyeth illustrated dust jacket now encased in Mylar sleeve with light chipping to head and tail of spine, and light rubbing to bottom edge. First published in England as The Commodore and released in the United States first as a serial, then as the novel Commodore Hornblower. This is the fourth of eleven riveting novels Forester wrote that trace the career of Horatio Hornblower from his rocky start as a Midshipman in the British Navy during the Napoleonic wars through his many adventures to eventually become Admiral of the Fleet. If you enjoy Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey and Maturin series, you will find the adventures of Hornblower every bit as thrilling and even more accessible. C.S. Forester was an author most famous for his Hornblower and other seafaring novels, but also wrote crime novels and short stories set in World War II in addition to his most recognized work, The African Queen, which was made into a movie starring Humphrey Bogart in 1951. 
Price: 15.75 USD
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194 [Wyeth, N.C.]; Forester, C. S. (Cecil Louis Troughton Smith) COMMODORE HORNBLOWER
Boston Little Brown and Company 1945 First American Edition Cloth Very good Very good - Jacket N. C. Wyeth 
8vo. (8.0” x 5.5”) pp. 384. Blue cloth boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Overall a very good copy with a faint ring mark to the front cover and light rubbing to the corners and edges. The bright VG- N. C. Wyeth illustrated dust jacket has moderate chipping and rubbing in a few places with small tears at the base of the spine and bottom edge. First published in England as The Commodore and was released in the United States first as a serial, then as the novel Commodore Hornblower. This is the fourth of eleven riveting novels Forester wrote that trace the career of Horatio Hornblower from his rocky start as a Midshipman in the British Navy during the Napoleonic wars through his many adventures to eventually become Admiral of the Fleet. If you enjoy Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey and Maturin series, you will find the adventures of Hornblower every bit as thrilling and even more accessible. C.S. Forester was an author most famous for his Hornblower and other seafaring novels, but also wrote crime novels and short stories set in World War II in addition to his most recognized work, The African Queen, which was made into a movie starring Humphrey Bogart in 1951. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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