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101 [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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102 [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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103 [Decorative Designers (cover design)]; Cook, Joel SWITZERLAND PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE
Philadelphia Henry T. Coates & Co. (1904) First Cloth Near fine Very good + Jacket unsigned cover design by the Decorative Designers 
8vo (5¾" x 8¼"). IN THE ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET AND SLIPCASE. Unsigned Decorative Designers' binding design of an injured and dying lion with sunflowers in gold on scarlet cloth; ribbon marker; t.e.g. 25 illustrations of the Swiss countryside in photogravure with captioned tissue guards. A detailed description of the principle sights of Switzerland and the Rhine Valley. A fine copy; original scarlet cloth dust jacket with sunned spine panel; the original scarlet cloth covered slipcase has wear and moisture marks to the front edge; moisture marks to the side panels; starts to the bottom panel and attachements on the rear panel starting. Scarce in this condition. Morris and Levin 80; 
Price: 175.00 USD
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104 [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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105 [DISCRIMINATION -- UNITED STATES]; [MINORITIES -- UNITED STATES; JIM CROW--UNITED STATES]; Andrist, Ralph and Backlund, Ralph for WCCO (Radio station: Minneapolis, MN) Neither free nor equal program[s] broadcast by WCCO on Wednesday, June 25-[July 30], 1947 from 9:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Minneapolis 1947 First paper portfolio Near fine 
4to portfolio (8¾” x 11¼”). Scripts for a 6 part radio show in one volume. Heavy brown paper portfolio with button and string closure; titles in black on cover. Each part is an unpaginated typescript printed on the recto only and bound in heavy grey paper with two staples at the top edge. Grey paper bindings have the titles, program information and date in black. Part 1: Program No. 1: The Face of Discrimination; 12 leaves. Part 2: Program No. 2: Discrimination in Employment; 13 leaves. Part 3: Program No. 3: Discrimination in Housing; 12 leaves. Part 4: Program No. 4: The Indian in Minnesota; 11 leaves. Part 5: Program No. 5: The Hate Merchants; 11 leaves. Part 6: Program No. 6: Meeting the Problem; 10 leaves. Includes introductory leaflet. A groundbreaking radio program in 6 parts created by WCCO following a community discrimination self-survey of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota performed by Fisk University’s Race Relations Department (RRD). When the results were released to the Twin Cities, the community rose to address the issues brought up by the survey through the implementation of new measures to fight prejudice and discrimination. Among these methods were a series of radio broadcasts titled 'Neither Free Nor Equal' by WCCO in Minneapolis-St. Paul, which were aired in the summer of 1947. Neither Free nor Equal reenacted true stories of discrimination that had been documented by social-service agencies in the Twin Cities, providing blatant and often shocking examples of everyday racism in the housing and employment sectors. The show also included dramatizations that demonstrated new agencies that the Twin cities had created to prevent such incidents from recurring, such as the Minneapolis Mayor’s Council on Human Relations, the St. Paul Council on Human Relations, and the Minneapolis Fair Employment Practice Commission among others. (See Adam Matthew Digital. Race Relations in America: Amy Hubbard, Neither Free Nor Equal. Accessed 5 October 2017). WCCO sent a number of these script portfolios to neighboring communities in the hope that it would generate interest in fighting racial and religious discrimination. Variety called the show "...the most courageous and two-fisted treatments of the subject yet attempted by radio." (2 July 1947, p.36 Radio Reviews) Near fine with offsetting from the staples to the program covers, and slight creasing to the portfolio, and occasional bending to the corners. An exceptionally scarce and important document in the history of the Civil Rights Movement. OCLC shows 13 copies worldwide. 
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106 [DUDLEY SALTONSTALL; REVOLUTIONARY WAR]; SALTONSTALL, CATHERINE AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM 10 YEAR OLD CATHERINE (CATY) SALTONSTALL TO HER FATHER, DUDLEY SALTONSTALL, CAPT., FMR CDRE CONTINENTAL NAVY
New London August 18th, 1784 near fine 
Folio (8½” x 14¾”). [2]pp. On paper watermarked with a crown over the initials G R for Georgius Rex, referring to King George III; with integral address leaf addressed in Caty Satonstall's hand. Original mailing folds and minor marginal paper loss from opening of the wax seal. Framed between two pieces of glass, such that both sides of the letter are visible. A charming letter from a young girl to her father just 1 year following the conclusion of the American Revolution (letter transcribed with original spelling and punctuation) : "Honored Papa | Mama and all the | family that can write have | ben employing thare pen | in your service your Daught | er Caty wishes to show her | respects among the rest and | Doubts not her good Papa | wil put the best construction upon | her feble eforts to pleas him | who has don so much for | his Dutiful and ever affection | ate Daughter | Caty Salton | stall". Dudley Saltonstall (1738–1796), brother-in-law to Silas Deane, was a Commodore in the Continental Navy during the American Revolution who commanded the naval forces of the 1779 Penobscot Expedition, whose goal was to reclaim control of what is now mid-coast Maine from the British who had seized it a month earlier and renamed it New Ireland. It was the largest American expedition of the war, and it ended in complete disaster, with all ships lost. Although Saltonstall did bear part of the blame for the failure, it is now thought that the colony of Massachusetts framed Saltonstall entirely for the defeat so that the Continental Congress would be liable for all losses since Saltonstall was the under the command of the Continental Congress, while the commanders of the land forces were all under the control of the State of Massachusetts.1, 2 Van Vlack stated that "If he [Saltonstall],and friends and family had known the injustice done him, the combined Massachusetts and Connecticut Saltonstall family branches would probably have had enough political power to challenge any Massachusetts Charges".3 At the time this letter was written and likely received, Saltonstall was the Captain of a slave ship, and was at that time on the Gold Coast (now Ghana)4. While there not only did he engage in the slave trade, but carried his continued disgust with the British to new levels, by hypocritically "instilling into them (the African natives) that Spirit of Republican Freedom and Independence, which they (the Americans) through Rebellion have established for themselves."5 The Africans on the Gold Coast understood and agreed with Saltonstall's message regardless of the spirit in which it was provided, since 4 years later the Africans were still discussing the "Principles of Liberty" Saltonstall had communicated to them, and based on them, threatened the British with rebellion rather than submit to them.6 Catherine (Caty) Saltonstall (between 1773 and 1775 - ?). One of Dudley and Frances Nancy (Babcock) Saltonstall's 7 children. 7, 8 Little is known of Caty other than her approximate birth date and the love and duty she bore for her father as evidenced by the present letter. 1. Van Vlack, Milton. Silas Deane, Revolutionary War Diplomat and Politician (2013). Jefferson: McFarland and Co., p. 173 2. Norton, Louis Arthur. The Penobscot Expedition: A Tale of Two Indicted Patriots. In The Northern Mariner (2006). Ottawa: Canadian Nautical Research Society p. 24. 3. Van Vlack, p. 173. 4. Sparks, Randy J. Where the Negroes Are Masters (2014). Cambridge: Harvard University Press, p. 181. 5. Ibid, p. 182. 6. Ibid, p. 183. 7. Saltonstall, Leverett. Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall (1897). Cambridge: The Riverside Press, p.36 8. Catherine Saltonstall in MyHeritage (https://www.myheritage.com/names/catherine_saltonstall) accessed 02.13.18. 
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107 [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. 
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108 [Early American Imprint; Native Americans]; Hubbard, William A NARRATIVE OF THE INDIAN WARS IN NEW ENGLAND, FROM THE FIRST PLANTING THEREOF IN THE YEAR 1607, TO THE YEAR 1677, CONTAINING A RELATION OF THE OCCASION RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR WITH THE INDIANS IN THE SOUTHERN, WESTERN, EASTERN AND NORTHERN PARTS OF THE SAID COUNTRY
Worcester Printed by Daniel Greenleaf for Joseph Wilder 1801 fourth edition (3rd American) Full calf very good 
16mo (4¼” x 6½”). pp. 410; Pagination errors: number 216 repeated; p. 276, 370 misnumbered 976, 371 as called for. Contemporary calf with red morocco spine label; the smooth spine gilt ruled into 6 panels. Originally published in Boston in 1677, under the title: A Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians in New-England ...To which is added a discourse about the Warre with the Pequods in the year 1637. The present volume is a print of Boyle's abridged edition of the former, in Boston, 1775. Howes called the 1675 edition "A corner-stone authority on the subject." Very good with rubbing to the extremities; scattered toning and light foxing; 19th century engraved bookplate of J L M Willis on the front pastedown. Sabin 33448; See Howes 756 for the 1675 edition. 
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109 [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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110 [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. 
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111 [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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112 [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. 
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113 [Early American Imprint]; [Women's Studies]; [Rush, Benjamin]; Fraser, Donald. THE MENTAL FLOWER GARDEN: OR, AN INSTRUCTIVE AND ENTERTAINING COMPANION FOR THE FAIR SEX 1. A VARIETY OF ENTERTAINING AND MORAL DIALOGUES, PARTLY ORIGINAL: CALCULATED FOR MISSES FROM EIGHT TO TWELVE YEARS. A COLLECTION OF USEFUL RULES RELATIVE TO GENTEEL BEHAVIOUR, AND A POLITE ADDRESS. POETIC PIECES, DEVOTIONAL POEMS, WRITING PIECES, &C. -- 2. MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS, WORTHY OF THE PERUSAL OF WOMEN, AT ANY PERIOD OF LIFE.
New York Southwick & Hardcastle 1807 full calf Very good 
12mo (4¼" x 7"). pp. [xii]; [13]- 286 + Subscribers' names": p. [287]-299. New Edition. Mottled calf; spine with red morocco title label, 5 gilt fleurons and 5 dividers of a single rule with pointillé work on either side. Includes frontis. illustration signed by "Scoles" (John Scoles; American, active New York, 1793–1844) and the plate "Happy Family" (opposite p.145) signed by Alexander Anderson (1775-1870; considered the first American wood engraver) among other early engravings. Also includes a recommendation by Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a strong proponent of learning for young women (see p.[v]) as well as extracts from Dr. Rush's tract, "Thoughts on Female Education" (pp. 214 - 220). Early American instruction for girls on comportment as well as selections from poems and educational tracts designed for women and girls. This new edition of the Mental Flower Garden stresses "continued female learning, the idea that women's education should be sustained into adulthood" (Eldred and Mortensen, Imagining Rhetoric: Composing Women of the Early United States), whereas the first edition, published in 1800, stresses elegance in conduct and speech. Contemporary ownership mark on front flyleaf of Ann Guest of Lansingburgh (NY). One of the book's subscribers is William Guest of Lansingburgh, presumably a near relative. A very good copy with rubbing to extremities, two open tears to ffep (1"x½" and 1¾" x ½") and light foxing scattered throughout. AAS 281765; Shaw, American Bibliography (1807) 12601. 
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114 [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: 1850.00 USD
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115 [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. 
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116 [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 irritability (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. 
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117 [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. 
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118 [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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119 [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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120 [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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121 [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. 
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122 [French Polynesia]; [Polynesian culture]; MELVILLE, HERMAN TYPEE A PEEP AT POLYNESIAN LIFE, DURING A FOUR MONTHS' RESIDENCE IN A VALLEY OF THE MARQUESAS
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1849 cloth Very good 
8vo (5¼” x 7 ”). pp. 307 + publisher's advts. First revised edition that includes an additional Melville story. Publisher's embossed cloth in dark green with the titles in gold on the spine. Includes frontis map. The author's first book partly based on his 1842 experiences on Nuku Hiva Island (part of the Marquesas Islands) in the South Pacific in 1842. Melville was a crew member aboard the whaling ship Acushnet, and deserted with Toby Greene (Richard Tobias Greene) on the Marquesas Islands, where he lived on Nuku Hiva with the indigenous Tai P people for a month before he escaped on an Australian merchant ship after the Tai P decided to cannibalize him. The book assured Melville's fame as "The man who lived among the cannibals". This revised edition includes Melville's sequel to Typee that details of the escape of his shipmate, Richard "Toby" Greene from the Tai P . Melville thought Greene had died among the Tai P ; Green also thought Melville was their victim until they reunited later in the United States. A very good copy with light wear to the extremities; light scattered foxing, and a moisture ring to the front board. Wright I:1870. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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123 [French Polynesia]; [Polynesian culture]; MELVILLE, HERMAN OMOO A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH SEAS
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1847 Third Edition cloth Very good 
8vo (5¼” x 7 ”). pp. 389 + 9 page publisher's advt. for Typee + 9 additional pages of publisher's advts. Publisher's blind stamped embossed brown cloth with titles in gold on the spine. Rubricated half title and title page. Includes frontis map. The author's second book and a sequel to his first South Sea narrative Typee, also based on the author's experiences in the South Pacific. After leaving the island of Nuku Hiva and the Tai P people people, the main character (based on Melville himself) ships aboard a whaling vessel that makes its way to Tahiti, after which there is a mutiny and the majority of the crew are imprisoned on Tahiti. The book gives a familiar account of the natives of Tahiti following their interaction with foreigners and missionaries. The word Omoo is a Marquesas word that means a "rover" or a person that wanders from one island to another, refering to the author and his travels between the islands. A very good copy with moderate to heavy wear at the extremities; scattered light to moderate foxing; a start to the cloth at the top of the upper rear joint and a stain to the rear board. Wright, I: 1862 
Price: 200.00 USD
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124 [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 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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125 [Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor (binding design)]; Whittier, John Greenleaf THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
Boston Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1904 Cloth fine Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor (binding design) 
8vo (6" x 8¾"). pp. 515. Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue unsigned binding of Art Nouveau stylized tiger lilies and titles in gold on blue vertically ribbed cloth. Photogravure frontis of Longfellow and 274 black and white illustrations by various artists; t.e.g. A fine copy; scarce in this binding. GE (in Peters) 55. A fine copy. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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126 [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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127 [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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128 [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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129 [Gyles, Althea (binding design)]; Yeats, William Butler THE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM B. YEATS VOLUME I - LYRICAL POEMS AND VOLUME II -- DRAMATICAL POEMS
London The Macmillan Company 1906 and 1907 First Cloth Very good 
8vo (5½" x 8"). 2 volumes. Vol. I: pp. 338 + publisher's advts; Vol. II: pp. 524 + publisher's advts. Unsigned Althea Gyles spine design in gold on smooth navy cloth. This Gyles spine design was used first on the cover of Yeats' Poems (1899); t.e.g. This two volume set includes all of the poet's works up until 1907. The first volume contains his lyrical poetry and the second volume includes Yeats' first 5 plays in verse: "The Countess Cathleen"; "The Land of Heart's Desire"; "The King's Threshold"; "On Baile's Strand"; and "The Shadowy Waters". Volume I was released in 1906 (Wade 65) and this volume in 1907 (Wade 71). A very good set with faint rubbing to the spines and the extremities; Vol. II has a patch of staining to the cloth on the rear board near the upper and bottom edges . Vol. II also has a contemporary newspaper clipping describing a Percy MacKaye lecture on Drama at Brown University. The clipping has offset to the recto of the rfep and the verso of the rear fly leaf. Exceptionally Scarce with both volumes present. 
Price: 560.00 USD
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130 [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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131 [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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132 [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. 
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133 [Hazenplug, Frank (binding design and title page design)]; Adams, Mary M. THE CHOIR VISIBLE
Chicago Way and Williams 1897 First cloth Near Fine Hazenplug, Frank (binding design and title page design) 
8vo (5¾" x 7¾"). pp. 185. Signed binding design by Frank Hazenplug of a gothic choir screen in black fronting an arching rose bush in gold on dark green cloth repeated on the rear cover. Title page design in red and black also by Frank Hazenplug. Attribution of both the binding design and the title page are on the copyright page. A series of spiritual poems by the Mary Adams, the wife of the University of Wisconsin President Charles Kendall Adams. With an inscription on the ffep from the author to Dr. and Mrs. Robert Henry Thurston dated the year of publication: To Dr. & Mrs. Thurston with | the love, admiration and unfading | memory of gifts and graces caught | from them and held sacred as long | as life lasts. Mary M. Adams | Madion 1897; with Thurston's bookplate on the front pastedown. A near fine copy of Hazenplug's Arts & Crafts masterwork with faint rubbing to the extremities. Minsky I:73. Robert Henry Thurston (1839 – 1903) An American engineer, he was the first Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology and the first president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 1885 he became the director of Sibley College at Cornell University and reorganized it as a college of mechanical engineering, now known as the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. 
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134 [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. 
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135 [HAZENPLUG, FRANK (binding design)]; Poe, Edgar Allen; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Woodberry, George Edward (compilers, memoir, critical introductions and notes) THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLEN POE NEWLY COLLECTED AND EDITED, WITH A MEMOIR, CRITICAL INTRODUCTIONS, AND NOTES BY EDMUND CLARENCE STEDMAN AND GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY
Chicago Stone & Kimball 1894 - 1895 First cloth Very good + 
C8vo (4 ” x 7¾”). 10 volumes. Binding design in gold on smooth green cloth by Frank Hazenplug of an intricate Art Nouveau poppy and buds. Includes twelve portraits of Poe and his family, chiefly as frontispieces, 20 plates by Sterner; three engravings of Poe's homes, and one reproduction of a Poe manuscript. The first three volumes were bear the copyright date of 1894, but were not issued until January, 1895; others dated 1895 and were issued at intervals between 1895 and March 1896. Stone and Kimball spared no expense on what is still remains today the standard edition of Poe with introductions and annotations by Stedman and Woodberry, who were considered the finest Poe scholars of the time. This was considered to be the most ambitious publishing project ever undertaken by Stone & Kimball. A very good + set with some occasional bubbling of the cloth and a few light scratches; the contemporary book plate of Albert Carl Lehman on each pastedown. Scarce as a complete set. BAL 16168; Kramer 35 
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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. 
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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 [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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139 [Housman, Laurence (binding design and illustrations)]; Rossetti, Christina GOBLIN MARKET
London Macmillan & Co. 1893 First cloth Near fine 
Tall 12mo (4 ”x 7 ”). pp. 63. Unsigned Art Nouveau binding design by Laurence Housman of titles in the upper left corner and rhythmic, interlaced floral forms across the front board joining with 6 sets of triple-ruled bands across the spine to repeat the gold interlaced floral design on the rear board in a mirror image of the front board; a.e.g. Includes 12 full page (some with double page opening) and numerous textual illustrations by Laurence Housman. A cautionary tale about the importance of sisterly love in the guise of an encounter between sisters Laura and Lizzie and evil goblin merchants. Although Rossetti insisted that she did not write Goblin Market as a children's fairy tale poem, Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (1865) was partially inspired by it (Roe, An Introduction to Goblin Market. British Library). This was the first stand-alone publication of the Goblin Market, and was designed as a complete work of art by Housman, whose approach to book design was similar to that of Dante Gabriel Rossetti before him. Housman was the first to use the tall narrow 12mo format, which other fin de siècle book designers would use to great effect. (Kooistra, Christina Rossetti and Illustration p. 84) A near fine copy with light, scattered foxing to the front pastedown and ffep; isolated spots of foxing to the edges of the tissue guard which lightly offset to the verso of the half title; otherwise a lovely copy. Kenyur Hodgkins 99; Turn of a Century 22; Taylor, Art Nouveau 106; Colbeck 690, no. 21 
Price: 750.00 USD
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140 [Housman, Laurence]; Newton-Robinson, Charles. THE VIOL OF LOVE AND OTHER POEMS
Boston John Lane:The Bodley Head/Lamson Wolffe and Co. 1895 First cloth Very good 
Narrow 8vo (5 ” x 7 ”). LIMITED. Only 350 copies of the first edition were printed. pp. 56 + colophon and 16 pp. publisher's catalogue. Unsigned Laurence Housman floral Art Nouveau binding design in gold on olive green cloth. Spine with titles in gold and petal motifs spaced equidistantly down the spine. Includes decorated title page design, 3 section head designs and 1 tail piece designs in red by Houseman all variant designs using the same floral Art Nouveau motif used on the cover; printed on Japanese vellum. Poems of passion and inspiration. A Lamson-Wolffe promotional flyer for the Viol of Love tipped onto the front pastedown. Kenyur-Hodgkins 114. An exceptionally scarce Housman design. A very good copy with light rubbing to portions of the binding design; light to moderate rubbing to the extremities; at the head of the spine, the first word of the title at the head of the spine partially rubbed off and a light water stain to the cloth. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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141 [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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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 [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: 950.00 USD
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144 [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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145 [Laanes, Carl (binding design); Lamb, Richard (binder)]; Laclotte, Michel (preface) Le Siècle De Titien (The Century of titian) l'age d'or de la peinture a Venise (The golden age of painting in venice)
Paris Réunion Des Musées Nationaux (1993) First Full morocco near fine 
Folio (9½” x 12 ”). pp. 755. From Carl Laanes personal library. Binding design by Carl Laanes executed by Richard Lamb in rich, brown morocco with titles in gold and a central single gold rule square with an offset inner square of golden brown morocco with a gold single rule outline. Spine with 5 raised bands, each bordered with single gold rules with two compartments containing a single baroque motif in blind and two compartments each containing two concentric circles in blind; marbled eps in black and two shades of brown; t.e.g. Includes 245 color plates. Exhibition catalogue for the Le Siècle de Titien exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris, March 9 to June 14, 1993. Titian, together with Giorgione, founded the distinctive Venetian school of Italian Renaissance painting. It is said that Giorgione was Titian's master, although it is also said that they both were pupils of Giovanni Bellini. They worked together on the Fondaco dei Tedeschi frescoes, and Titian finished some of Giorgione's paintings after Giorgione's death. Laanes was fascinated by the Venetian School, including both Titian and Giorgione, and designed bindings for catalogues of the works of both painters. A near fine copy with slight rubbing to the leather on the extremities and 2 postcards of paintings by Bassano laid in. 
Price: 250.00 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 [MacDonald and Sons (binder)]; Stoddard, John L. RED-LETTER DAYS ABROAD
Boston James R. Osgood and Company 1884 First cloth Very good + 
8vo (6 ”x 9 ”). pp. 202. Embossed binding design in blind on brown morocco by Macdonald and Sons of dragons in corner panels with strapwork panels forming the border of a central panel decorated in its corners with sprigs of ivy. The design is repeated on the back panel. The spine has 5 raised bands and six compartments, each with a desocrative motif in blind and double rule borders on all sides. Titles in gold on the spine; red, blue, green and orange marbled eps with turndowns decorated in a gold pointille and star pattern with border stamping; binder's stamp on the verso of the ffep at the top corner; beveled edge, a.e.g. Includes over 125 engraved full page and vignette illustrations. Stoddard's reminiscences of travel in Spain and Russia, and a description of the Passion Play at Ober-Ammergan in 1880. A fine example of a late mid-century leather embossing. William L. Macdonald and Sons (Macdonald & Sons) were bookbinders in Cambridge, MA from 1860 to the turn of the century. A very good + copy with light rubbing to the extremities; exceptionally scarce with the leather binding in this condition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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148 [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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149 [Morse, Alice (binding design)]; Singleton, Esther (editor) FAMOUS WOMEN AS DESCRIBED BY FAMOUS WRITERS
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1907 (1904) First cloth Very good + 
D8vo (8½" x 5½"). pp. 344. Later printing. Signed Alice Morse Art Nouveau publisher's binding in olive cloth heavily gold stamped in a stained glass motif forming a central cartouche bearing the titles. Spine stamped with titles and same design in gilt. Includes frontis. and 39 additional full page black and white portraits reproductions of the women discussed. Sketches of women in history famous for their intellect or beauty that excersised great political influence either actively or passively by 19th century literati including Dumas, Swinburne, Paget and others. A very good + copy with slight dulling to the spine, a bump to the front top corner and a contemporary ownership mark on the ffep. A scarce Morse design. Dubansky 98-4. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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150 [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 1893 First 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. A very good + copy with faint rubbing to the extremities. Dubansky 93-3. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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151 [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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152 [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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153 [NEW FOREST SHAKERS]; [SUFFRAGE]; [HOUSMAN, LAURENCE (binding design, text design and illustrations)]; Meredith, George; Quilter, Harry (arrangement) JUMP TO GLORY JANE
London Swan, Sonnenschein & Co. 1892 First Cloth Near fine 
C8vo (5 ” x 7½”). pp. [37]. A HOUSMAN A.L.S. LAID IN. Unsigned binding design by Laurence Housman in red over cream paper covered boards of the titles and three instances of Jane "jumping" -- her elevation by the holy spirit, represented by Housman on the cover as the ball of red spots that supports and surrounds Jane; an uneven double rule in red frames Housman's central design on the tip and front edges only. The titles on the spine in red only. Includes frontis. and seven additional black and white full pages illustrations as well as 36 additional black and white vignette and decorative illustrations by Housman. George Meredith's poetic rendering of the life of Mary Ann Girling, the founder of the New Forest Shakers, an English religious sect. Girling was widely known as "Jump to Glory Jane" as she would jump up and down over and over into a state of religious ecstasy; since "Jane" alliterates with "Jump", the name stuck (O'Leary, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Folk Tales). Jump to Glory Jane based on was Housman's first major commission as an artist, and allowed him complete control over all aspects of the book design down to his hand drawn lettering used for the text. Considered to be one of his finest illustrative works. Housman's A.L.S. on his personal blue-grey letterhead to Mr. Rowley, discusses arrangements for a Housman's suffrage lecture on "What is Womanly" and is dated July 18th 1911: " Dear Mr. Rowley | I have arranged with | my producer for Sunday | Oct 8th to be free. I'm | afraid that may not suit | the playgoers who do not | begin so early, but it | is the date you originally | asked for, so it will | content you, I presume. | I forget which day you | said you were returning | home: but I send this | to what I take to be | your more fixed address. | The title of my lecture is "What is Womanly", and | it takes about an hour. | Yours Sincerely | Laurence Housman Housman was a staunch and active supporter of women's suffrage in the United Kingdom; he was a founding member of the Men's League for Women's Suffrage, published advice on strategies for protesting in the Women's Freedom League newspaper, wrote suffrage pamphlets and articles, and was a tireless public speaker for suffrage. "What is Womanly" was originally published in the 31 December 1908 issue (p. 229) of the periodical "Votes for Women" (an organ of the Women's Social and Political Union in the UK). In it, Housman deplored the self-sacrificing qualities usually associated with womanliness, and felt that full womanliness began with self-possession. He took this article on the lecture circuit, and spoke on the subject many times. A near fine, unopened copy with light toning to the extremities; faint offsetting to the ffep from the A.L.S. The letter paper has light toning to the first page, a horizontal crease across the rear page; the verso of the final page if the letter has a fine line of a previous attachment. Kenyur Hodgkins 92; Taylor, The Art Nouveau Book 105. Generally scarce; exceptionally so in this condition and with the Housman A.L.S. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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154 [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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155 [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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156 [Partridge, Bernard (binding design and illustrations)]; Dobson, Austin PROVERBS IN PORCELAIN
London Kegan, Paul Trench, Trübner & Co. 1893 First Cloth Near fine Bernard Partridge 
8vo (6" x 8½"). pp. [111]. Dark red cloth with binding design after title page illustration by Bernard Partridge. Includes fronits. and 23 additional line illustrations by Bernard Partridge; a.e.g. 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 near fine copy with slight darkening to the spine. A Cranford Derivative. Balston IIG2. Colbeck: Dobson 57 
Price: 100.00 USD
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157 [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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158 [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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159 [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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160 [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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161 [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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162 [RICKETTS, CHARLES (binding design)]; WILDE, OSCAR; ROSS, ROBERT (editor) LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME AND OTHER PROSE PIECES
London Methuen & Co. 1908 First cloth Very good + 
D8vo (5¾” x 8¼”). pp. [266]. Limited edition. 1 of 1000 copies on handmade paper. Volume VII of the First Collected Edition, and issued individually as part of a set. Unsigned binding design by Charles Ricketts first used on Methuen's 1905 limited edition of De Profundis in gold on white buckram of the titles and three Japanese Mon-like circles, with one containing a bird escaping through prison bars, the second containing the freed bird, and the third containing ocean waves and a star. Includes the cast list for the first production of the play in 1895. Titles in gold on the spine. Handmade paper with deckled edges; t.e.g. The text for the First Collected Edition of Wilde's works was taken in most instances from the last editions that were under the supervision of the author, in this case, the Osgood, McIlvaine & Co.'s 1891 edition of Wilde's short stories that included Lord Arthur Savile's Crimes, The Canterville Ghost, The Sphinx without a Secret and The Model Millionaire. The Portrait of Mr. W. H. is from Blackwood's Magazine (July 1899), and is here printed for the first time in book form. Poems in Prose is from The Fortnightly Review (July, 1894) and is here printed for the first time in book form. The Rise of Historical Criticism is from the privately printed 1905 Sherwood Press edition of 225 copies whose text was from Wilde's original 1879 manuscript entry for Oxford's English Essay Prize. The Charles Rickett's binding design was first used on Methuen's 1905 limited edition of De Profundis. The First Collected Edition of Wilde's works remains authoritative to this day and is one of the more lasting tributes to Wilde's memory. A very good + copy of this important edition of Wilde's short works with the book plate of historian and novelist Paul Horgan (1903 - 1995), a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history on the front pastedown; slight tanning to the spine and faint soiling to the covers; Internally near fine. Exceptionally scarce. Mason (Millard) 433. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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163 [RICKETTS, CHARLES (binding design)]; WILDE, OSCAR; ROSS, ROBERT (editor) AN IDEAL HUSBAND A PLAY
London Methuen & Co. 1908 First cloth Very good + 
D8vo (5¾” x 8¼”). pp. 239. Limited edition. 1 of 1000 copies on handmade paper. Volume V of the First Collected Edition, and issued individually as part of a set. Unsigned binding design by Charles Ricketts in gold on white buckram of the titles and three Japanese Mon-like circles, with one containing a bird escaping through prison bars, the second containing the freed bird, and the third containing ocean waves and a star. Titles in gold on the spine. Handmade paper with deckled edges; t.e.g. The text for the First Collected Edition of Wilde's works was taken in most instances from the last editions that were under the supervision of the author, in this case, the Leonard Smithers 1899 edition of An Ideal Husband. The Charles Rickett's binding design was first used on Methuen's 1905 limited edition of De Profundis. The First Collected Edition remains authoritative to this day and is one of the more lasting tributes to Wilde's memory. A very good + copy of this important edition of An Ideal Husband with the book plate of historian and novelist Paul Horgan (1903 - 1995), a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history on the front pastedown; slight tanning to the spine; Internally near fine. Exceptionally scarce. Mason (Millard) 429. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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164 [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: 350.00 USD
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165 [RICKETTS, CHARLES and LEIGHTON, SON AND HODGE (binding design)]; Warren, John Byrne Leicester, 3rd Baron de Tabley (Lord De Tabley) POEMS DRAMATIC AND LYRICAL: BY LORD DE TABLEY SECOND SERIES
London John Lane (Bodley Head) 1895 First Cloth Very good 
C8vo (5¼” x 7¾”). pp. 160 + 16 pp. publisher's catalogue. Limited to 550 copies. Signed binding by Charles Ricketts, and also signed by his binder, Leighton, Son and Hodge, on olive green smooth cloth with floating hearts ending in dots at their bottom point, with a large decorated heart in the upper right corner containing an angel with a lyre. The design is surrounded with a double rule border on three of the four sides and a double rule border on the joint side. The book is uniform with Ricketts design for the first series of de Tabley's dramatic and lyrical poems issued in 1893. The second of the two volumes in the second series that were published separately in 1895. The first volume was released in an edition of 600 copies. Colebeck I:197 de Tabley 14. A very good + copy with slight rubbing to the extremities and to the gold on the spine. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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166 [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. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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167 [Rogers, Bruce (book design)]; Crothers, Samuel McChord THE GENTLE READER
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1903 First Half calf Very Good + 
8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. 321. Half red calf over pale red cloth. Five raised bands and gilt ruled compartments on spine. Original ribbon marker, t.e.g. Humorous and thought provoking reflections of literary themes including the enjoyment of poetry, the mission of humor, the honorable points of ignorance and the hinterlands of science among others. Book design by Bruce Rogers while he worked for the Riverside Press. Bound for the Old Corner Bookstore, Boston. The Work of Bruce Rogers (1939) 90; Haas 50. Avery good + copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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168 [Rudnicki, Léon (binding design); Souze, Paul (binding design engraving)]; De Tours, Constant (Constant Chmielenski) DE PARIS A LA MER. VOYAGE D'UN PETIT PARISIEN.
Paris Société Française D'Éditions D'Art (1898) First Cloth Very good + Rudnicki, Léon; Souze, Paul 
Folio (10¼" x 13¼"). pp. 293. A signed binding design by Léon Rudnicki engraved (and signed) by Paul Souze in green, black, yellow, white, gold and silver on brick red cloth of the river Seine winding through the French countryside to Paris in the distance. A barge with sails and oars is in the foreground with the motto of the City of Paris, "Fluctuat Nec Mergitur" ("Tossed but not sunk") emblazoned on its foresail. Includes black and white engraved illustrations as textual vignettes as well as full page and half page illustrations on almost every page, and an alphabetical index of localities and views located on the edge of the Seine. Part of the "Voyage d'un Petit Parisien" series of books for children by Société Française D'Éditions D'Art, that explored French cities and countryside. Printed in Paris by Philippe Renouard, one of the great bibliographers of the nineteenth century, who became a printer in 1892. A very good + copy of this rare example of Rudnicki's Art Nouveau masterpiece, whose text block has been professionally resewn due to the deterioration of the staples originally used to bind the book; the original endpapers were relaid. Rubbing to the extremities and the spine titles, faint scratches to the bottom of the front board, and a slight bump to the top of the front board. Exceptionally scarce. 
Price: 1450.00 USD
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169 [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: 375.00 USD
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170 [Sacker, Amy (binding design); Sandham, Henry (illustrator)]; Jackson, Helen Hunt; Coolidge, Susan (Sarah Chauncey Woolsey) (introduction) RAMONA A STORY
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1900 First cloth near fine near fine Jacket 
8vo (5¾" x 8¼"). Monterey Edition. 2 volumes with original dust jackets and slipcase. Volume I: pp. 310; frontis. + 12 tinted illustrations, each with captioned double tissue guards and 14 decorative headings all after drawings by Henry Sandham. Volume II: pp. 308; 12 tinted illustrations, each with captioned double tissue guards and 12 decorative headings all after drawings by Henry Sandham. Signed Art Nouveau floral binding design by Amy Sacker in green, yellow and gold inside a gold double-ruled border. Floral motif repeated on the spine. Books in paper-backed blue cloth dust jackets with titles on the spine in gold; with original blue cloth covered slipcase with titles printed on gold on the top panel. Jackson’s classic tale of the marginalized Native Americans in California based on her own report to the Federal Government entitled, The Century of Dishonor, in which Jackson detailed the appalling conditions faced by California Native tribes. Considered by Gullans and Espey to be one of Sacker's two masterpieces (the other being Captain Fracasse, L.C. Page,1901), this scarce set is in wonderful condition. Near fine copies of both volumes with a hint of tarnish to the gold rule on the front boards near the spine. In near fine dust jackets that have a touch of rubbing to the top and bottom edges from movement in and out of the slipcase. In a very good slip case with rubbing to the cloth on the side panels; the flap that attaches one side panel to the rear panel has detached from the rear panel and includes cracking to the cloth in the corner; the flap that attaches the bottom panel to the rear panel has detached from the rear panel; the flap that attaches the other side panel to the rear panel is started. GE (in Peters), p.60; PBO.pba02729.bib (volume 1 only); Minsky I:86 (volume I only); Not in UNCG. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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171 [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: 200.00 USD
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172 [Sacker, Amy (binding design, and two headpieces); Boughton, George H.; Johnson, E. K.; Wiles, Irving R.; Holzer, J. A.; Drake, Will H. (illustrations)]; Warren, Mary Bowers LITTLE JOURNEYS ABROAD
BOSTON Joseph Knight Company 1895 (1894) cloth Near fine 
8vo (5” x 7½”). pp. 313. An unsigned Amy Sacker binding design in gold on smooth dark green colored cloth of intertwining floral motifs surrounding the titles t.e.g. Includes 60 black and white illustrations by Boughton, Johnson, Wiles, Holzer and Drake; a.e.g. An unusual instance of a binding design attribution inside the book. Sacker also contributes the headpieces for the table of contents and the list of illustrations pages. A series of brief sketches of travel in turn of the century France, Germany, Switzerland, Algiers and England. Near fine with faint rubbing to the extremities and small fleck marks on the rear board - a sharp sparkling copy. Exceptionally scarce in this condition 
Price: 200.00 USD
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173 [Sangorski & Sutcliffe (binding); children; Fiction; Adventure fiction; Ford, Henry J. (illustrations anD woodcuts)]; Lang, Andrew THE RED TRUE STORY BOOK
London Longmans, Green & Company 1895 First Half morocco fine 
8vo(5” x 7¼”). pp. 419. Signed Sangorski & Sutcliffe half red morocco binding over a red, purple, brown and green floral paper. Spine with five raised bands with gold titles, English crown, rampant lions, the Scottish thistle and a sailing ship in the compartments, each surrounded by filigree. Includes frontis., 18 full page plates and 91 woodcuts in the the text all by Henry J. Ford. a.e.g. Thirty true stories written for children, drawn mainly drawn from European history. These includes the life of Joan of Arc and the Jacobite uprising of 1745. A fine copy. 
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174 [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. 
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175 [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. 
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176 [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. 
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177 [TENNIEL, JOHN (illustrations); THE BROTHERS DALZIEL, WOODS, H. N. (wood engraving); SULMAN, T. (ornamental Persian designs)]; Moore, Thomas LALLA ROOKAH AN ORIENTAL ROMANCE
London Longmans, Green and Co. ND [1886] Later printing 3/4 Morocco Near fine 
8vo (5 ” x 8¼”). pp. 336. Three-quarters red morocco over red linen with single rule gold borders. Spine with five gold pointelle decorated raised bands and six compartments with titles and central clover motifs surrounded by double ruled borders all in gold; marbled grey endpapers, t.e.g. Includes 69 illustrations after John Tenniel engraved on wood by the Brothers Dalziel with 4 wood engraved plates and 1 color plate of full page Persian designs after Sulman. Lalla Rookh consists of four narrative poems with a connecting tale in prose that describe a princess’s trip from Delhi to Cashmere to meet her betrothed. Along the way, a poet (her husband-to-be in disguise) recounts to her historical tales of insurrection and ecstasy, of revolutionary heroes and passionate women. Originally published with these illustrations in 1861 and reprinted in 1886, "Mr. Tenniel's Illustrated 'Lalla Rookh' "1 was Tenniel's principal achievement in illustration prior to Alice in Wonderland; and with the color ornamental plate, a fine example of high Victorian taste. An unusual binder's mark depicting a bee on the verso of the ffep in the top corner. A near fine copy with a gift inscription on the front fly with offsetting of the inscription and toning to the half-title, and toning to final page. Scarce either in the first printing or in this later printing. 
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178 [THAYER, LEE (binding design)]; ADAMS, JOHN COLEMAN; SCOTT, ARTHUR (photographs) NATURE STUDIES IN BERKSHIRE
New York and London G. P. Putnam's Sons 1899 First Cloth Very good + 
4to (6 ”x 9 ”). pp. 225. Unsigned binding design by Lee Thayer in gold on fine vertically ribbed olive cloth of the titles and a series of stylized waterlilies. Titles in gold on the spine with a single instance of the waterlily motif. Includes frontis. and 15 additional sepia-toned photogravures after photographs by Arthur Scott, each with captioned tissue guard. Adam's expression of delight in nature as seen in the Berkshires, which is imbued with feeling for the people and places of Western Massachusetts. An ingenious binding design by Thayer, which shows a series of stylized waterlilies with knotted stems rising from buds at the foot of the design through the "water" within a "shell", which opens when the waterlilies reach the top of the design; Thayer places the viewer underwater as the waterlilies rise to the surface. A very good + copy with a contemporary gift inscription in pencil on the ffep; with slight dulling to the spine and faint rubbing; original ribbon marker present but detached. Scarce. TBR 1:9. 
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179 [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. 
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180 [Thayer, Lee (binding design)]; Hearn, Lafcadio SHADOWINGS
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1901 First cloth Near fine 
8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. 268 + 4pp. publisher's adverts. Unsigned binding design by Lee Thayer (for the Decorative Designers) of realistic waterlilies in gold, light blue and light green blue on dark blue cloth. The color of the cloth is skillfully used to realize the design. Includes 5 black and white plate. Six short stories adapted or translated from Japanese; a study of Japanese Cicadas, Japanese female names and Japanese songs. Considered one of the Decorative Designers most brilliant achievements. A near fine copy with slight darkening to the spine and toning to the eps. Finlay 57; TBR 9:6:21 
Price: 325.00 USD
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181 [Thayer, Lee (cover design); Merrill, Frank T. (illustrator)]; Thackeray, William Makepeace VANITY FAIR A NOVEL WITHOUT A HERO
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Co. 1893 First cloth Near fine Thayer, Lee (cover design); Merrill, Frank T. (illustrator) 
8vo (6” x 8¼”). 2 volumes in 1. Vol. 1: p. 357; 10 illustrations by F.T. Merrill. Vol. 2: pp. 342; 8 illustrations by F. T. Merrill. An unsigned Lee Thayer (Decorative Designers) binding design in gold and blue on olive green cloth of titles and a repeating pattern of peacock feather eyes, bordered by a single gold rule. Spine with tiles and a repeat of peacock motif on the spine. Published as a single volume in 1848, the novel follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Emmy Sedley and their families during and after the Napoleonic Wars. Thackeray subtitles it A Novel Without A Hero as he wanted the novel to saterize what he felt was the absence of truly moral heroes in the modern world.  Near fine with some slight discoloration in spots to the rear board - otherwise a fresh, sharp copy. An exceptionally scarce Lee Thayer masterwork. TBR 15:12 
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182 [THEATER]; [PEG WOFFINGTON]; Daly, (John) Augustin WOFFINGTON. A TRIBUTE TO THE ACTRESS AND THE WOMAN
Philadelphia Globe Printing House 1888 First Cloth Very good + 
Elephant Folio (11 ” x 15¼”). pp. 181. Limited edition. No. 4 of 150 copies signed by the author on the limitation page. An unsigned binding design in gold on light green cloth of repeated intertwined shamrocks in gold with the Comedy and Tragedy Masks in the upper left corner and a banner across the center that reads Woffington. The shamrocks continue across the spine as does the banner; watered silk endpapers; printed for the author by the Globe Printing house; t.e.g. Includes frontis. and 15 full page illustrations, each with captioned tissue guard. The volume is extra-illustrated with 13 additional contemporary 10” x 14” prints of persons named in the text. Each additional print was carefully labeled with the name of the person represented in the print and the page number where the print was to be placed. The first major biography of Margaret "Peg" Woffington (1720 - 1760), a popular and well known Irish actress in Georgian London, written 128 years after her death by Augustin Daly (1838 - 1899), a drama critic, theater manager, playwright, and the first recognized stage director in America who was one of the most influential men in American theater during his lifetime. Daly was also an avid collector whose valuable literary and art collections were the subject of a number of major auctions in 1900. It was Daly's collection that supplied the majority of the prints and documents used in the volume, some of which are here published for the first time. The extra illustrations may have been supplied by Clarence S. Bemens, a major collector in his own right and whose bookplate appears on the front paste-down. A very good + copy with wear to the corners, light to moderate wear to the extremities and some soiling to the rear cover; the armorial bookplate of Clarence S. Bemens on the front paste-down. 
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183 [Thomson, Hugh (binding design and illustrations)]; Gaskell, Elizabeth; Ritchie, Anne Thackeray (preface) CRANFORD
London Macmillan and Co. 1891 First Cloth Very good + Thomson, Hugh (cover design and illustrations) 
C8 (5” x 7 ”). pp. 298 +2 pp.advts. Signed Hugh Thomson binding design of titles, tea service and daisy plant design in gold on dark green smooth cloth. Spine with gold titles and daisy motifs. Dark green end papers. a.e.g. Very good + with light foxing to the prelims, otherwise a bright, sharp copy. Spielmann and Jerrold 6; Balston 4; Rogerson 4. Part of the Cranford Series. Balston I 4. Scarce in this condition. 
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184 [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. 
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185 [Thomson, Hugh (binding design and illustrations)]; Reade, Charles; Dobson, Austin (introduction) PEG WOFFINGTON
London George Allen 1899 First Cloth Very good Thomson, Hugh 
First Thus. 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 very good 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. 
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186 [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. 
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187 [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. 
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188 [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. 
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189 [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. 
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190 [Turbayne, Albert Angus (binding design and end paper design); Turbayne, Christine (ALS); Price, Norman N. (illustrations)]; Lamb, Charles and Mary TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE
London T. C. and E. C. Jack 1905 First cloth Very good Turbayne, Albert Angus (binding design and end paper design); Price, Norman N. (illustrations) 
8vo (7" x 9½"). pp. xii; [324]. Signed foliate binding design in gold on brown cloth repeated in blind on the rear board by Albert Angus Turbayne. Signed end papers, title page and frontis. arrangement also by Turbayne. Note that Turbayne signs the front board and the end papers of this binding with both his "T" scarab monogram and the intertwined "CS" monogram of the Carlton Studios. The title page is signed with Turbayne's monogram only. Black and white frontis. of Charles and Mary Lamb and 20 full page colour illustrations by Norman N. Price of the Carlton Studios. t.e.g. and deckled edges. ALS from Turbayne's first wife, Christine Owens Turbayne, to her cousins on Turbayne's embossed monogram letterhead: "For my dear little | cousins -- with a | great deal of love | from your cousin Christine- | The cover, end papers | & title page designs | are drawn by my husband. __" This is a unique instance of a binding design attribution from a designer's family member. A very good copy with faint rubbing to the gilt and moderate fading to the spine. 
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191 [Turbayne, Albert Angus (cover design); Brock, Charles (illustrator)]; Scott, Sir Walter, Lang, Andrew (introduction) THE LADY OF THE LAKE
London Service and Paton 1898 First Cloth Very good + Albert Angus Turbayne (cover design); Charles Brock (illustrator) 
8vo (5¼” x 7½”). pp. 235. Signed Albert Angus Turbayne binding design of titles and of flowing, curvilinear thistle buds, stems and leaves in gold on green bookcloth embossed as "patterned sand" (San4 in Krupp, Bookcloth in England and America). Titles and cover motif repeated in gold on spine. The cover motif is reIncludes frontis. and 23 additional full page black and white illustrations by Charles Brock. a.e.g. Sir Walter Scott's narrative poem of Scotland in six cantos each representing the events of a single day. The three main plot lines are the contest between three men to win the love of Ellen Douglas; the feud and reconciliation of King James V of Scotland and James Douglas; and a war between the lowland Scots, led by James V, and the highland clans. A very good + copy with faint rubbing to the extemities, offsetting to both ffeps and a prize plate on the ffep from the RSPCA. An exceptionally scarce Turbayne binding design. 
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192 [Turbayne, Albert Angus (cover design); Brock, H.M. (illustrations)]; Marryat, Captain; Hannay, David (introduction) JACOB FAITHFUL
London Macmillan and Co. 1895 First cloth Near fine Henry M. Brock 
C8vo (5¼” x 7½”). pp. [416]. PRESENTATION COPY. Signed Art Nouveau binding design by Albert Angus Turbayne in gold on dark blue cloth of a tall ship sailing toward the reader through waves and between two dolphins; seagulls above with dolphin motif repeated on the spine. Includes Turbayne's famous peacock drawing for Macmillan's Illustrated Standard Novels printed in yellow on the eps, b/w frontis. and 39 additional full page illustrations by Henry M. Brock; a.e.g. with a embossed "Presentation Copy" stamp on the lower corner of the front page. A story of the Thames Watermen and young Jacob who is born on the river, orphaned and eventually "pressed" into the Royal Navy. An interesting look at the life of London and the Thames at the beginning of the 19th C. Part of Macmillan's Illustrated Standard Novels. See A near fine copy with light foxing to the frontis tissue guard that has lightly offset to the frontis. and the title page. Balston 187. 
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193 [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: 250.00 USD
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194 [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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195 [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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196 [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: 250.00 USD
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197 [Unidentified (binding design); Merrill, Frank T. (illustrations)]; Reade, Charles THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH A TALE OF THE MIDDLE AGES
New York H. M. Caldwell Co. 1894 First cloth Near fine 
8vo (5¾" x 8½"). 2 volumes. Vol. I: 475; Vol. 2: 492; An unsigned Art Nouveau binding with a card onlay decorated with a design of white tulips with pink tinting and green intertwining stems outlined in gold and leaves on a dark blue background with a single rule gold border. The onlay was colored to match the smooth, dark blue cloth of the actual binding to give the illusion of the design being on the cloth itself; t.e.g. Includes color frontis. and a line drawing by Merrill in each volume, and a total of 6 photogravure illustrations, each with a captioned tissue guard. An exceptionally scarce Art Nouveau binding. The presence of the paper onlay explains the rarity of this set, as it is likely that few of the paper onlays survived intact with regular wear, and it also explains the unique pink tinting of the tulips which would have been more difficult to achieve on cloth. A near fine copy of this unique Art Nouveau binding with the contemporary ownership mark of Sine .I Johnson on both ffeps; the later detached bookplates of H. L. Marshall laid in each volume with shadows of the glue used for the bookplates evident on the ffep, and offset in both volumes to the fly leaf. Exceptionally scarce. 
Price: 625.00 USD
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198 [UNIDENTIFIED (binding design)]; Foss, Sam Walter SONGS OF WAR AND PEACE
BOSTON Lee and Shephard 1899 First cloth fine very good - Jacket 
C8vo (7½” x 5 ”). pp. 146. IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. Unsigned binding in gold and dark green on bright green linen-weave cloth of 5 elongated peacock feathers with a central gold panel containing the titles in gold; the entire design is surrounded by multiple borders in both dark green and gold. Spine with titles in gold in central panel superimposed on top of an instance of the peacock feather motif. The original paper dust jacket has the binding design repeated in blue and green on cream colored paper. A collection of poetry written at the start of The Philippine–American War (1899 -1902), and contains some overt references to that conflict (see The Awakening of Uncle Sam and Uncle Sam's Spring Cleaning). A fine, sparkling copy in a very good dust jacket with chipping to the extremities. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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199 [Unidentified (binding design)]; Harland, Henry THE CARDINAL'S SNUFF-BOX
London John Lane: The Bodley Head 1900 First Full morocco Very good + 
8vo (5 ” x 7 ”). pp. 319. Unsigned Arts & Crafts binding in brown morocco with 5 raised bands on the spine that terminate in clusters of leaves and three gold berries on the front and rear boards. Titles in gold on the spine; grey eps; A witty romance set in turn-of-the-century Italy, that tells the story of Peter Marchdale, an English novelist who takes a small villa in the Lombard countryside to write, but discovers that his landlady is a woman he has been secretly in love with for years. A very good + copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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200 [Unidentified (binding design)]; Hartshorne, Anna C. JAPAN AND HER PEOPLE
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1905 Early edition Cloth Near fine Very good Jacket 
8vo (5½" x 8¼"). 2 volumes. Vol I: pp. 377. Vol. II: 374; INCLUDES SCARCE ORIGINAL CLOTH DUST JACKETS AND SLIPCASE; Folding color map. Each volume has Frontis. and 24 photogravures each with captioned tissue guard. t.e.g. red ribbon marker. Early edition of this richly illustrated two-volume work on 19th-century Japan. Unsigned binding design of cranes in flight near a stylized cherry tree in gold on bright red cloth. Spine with chrysanthemum device and a wreath of cranes with wings outspread. Top of cloth covered slipcase with titles and two stylized Japanese mon. Impressions of Japan's monuments, streets and cities, food and habits, people and houses, animals and flowers. Originally issued in 1902 in Philadelphia by Henry T. Coates, who produced a series of travel books with impressive binding designs to appeal to the armchair traveler, this reissue occurred shortly after 1905, when Philadelphia publisher John C. Winston acquired Henry T. Coates’ company and stock. A near fine set with the book plate of Constance Winterhalder on the ffep in very good dust jackets and very good original cloth covered slipcase. The dust jackets have slight fading to the spine panels; the slipcase has bumping to the left top corners, foxing to the interior paper liner and the firm case has splits in the cloth and board at the top and bottom of the rear panel. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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