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1 Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Arthurs, Stanley M. (illustrator)]; Cable, George W. "POSSON JONE' " AND PÈRE RAPHAËL WITH A NEW WORD SETTING FORTH HOW AND WHY THE TWO TALES ARE ONE
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1909 First Thus cloth Near fine Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Arthurs, Stanley M. (illustrator) 
8vo (5¼” x 7¼”). pp. 162. Signed binding design by Margaret Armstrong in cream, aquamarine and gold on cerulean cloth. t.e.g. deckled edges. Includes color title page vignette and 8 full page color illustrations by Stanley M. Arthurs. A Scribner Holiday Edition of Cable's Creole short stories. A charming signed Margaret Armstrong binding design with faint fading to the spine. Scarce in near fine condition. BAL 2377; GE 59. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2 Buckton, A. M. THE BURDEN OF ENGELA A BALLAD - EPIC
London Methuen & Co. 1904 First Edition cloth Very good + 
C8 (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. 144 + 37 pp. publisher's catalog. Inscribed and signed by the author. Unsigned publisher's binding design of a striking Arts & Crafts design of an oak tree (and acorns) on the right and an orange tree (?) on the left in gold on smooth dark blue cloth. t.e.g. A series of lyrical ballads about a Transvaal farm during the second Boer War as seen through the eyes of a woman named Engela de Waal.

An attractive copy with slight offsetting to gilt on front board, minimal rubbing to the extremities and faint foxing on prelims. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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3 Dubansky, Mindell THE PROPER DECORATION OF BOOK COVERS THE LIFE AND WORK OF ALICE C. MORSE
New York The Grolier Club 2008 First Edition Paper wraps Fine 
Large 4to (9¼” x 12”). pp. 107. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Original maroon paper wraps with gold titles and decorated in a deep maroon using Morse's original designs that continue to the rear cover; set in Rilke types from the Nonpareil Typefoundry and printed by the Capitol Offset Company; the entire prooduction was designed by Jerry Kelly.

A wonderful reference for anyone interested in 19th century book cover design. Includes a complete catalogue of Alice C. Morse's design work lavishly illustrated with color photographs, as well as discussion and photographs of some influential work of both Sarah Wyman Whitman as well as Margaret Armstrong. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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4 GROSS, Chaim (illustrations); WERNER, Alfred (text) CHAIM GROSS WATERCOLORS AND DRAWINGS
New York Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1979 First Edition Near fine Very good + 
Oblong Quarto (11” x 11¾”). pp. 162. SIGNED WITH DRAWING BY CHAIM GROSS. In original dust jacket. A review of Gross' development as an artist in two-dimensional media, and includes a section devoted to excerpts from his sketchbooks. Chaim Gross (1904 - 1991) was a American artist and educator of the Modernist Movement who trained at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design and The Art Students League of New York, and was known for his work in the graphic arts and sculpture.

This volume contains 220 of Gross' drawings and watercolors that includes watercolors of circus and theater performers (exceptionally lively), as well as his preparatory sketches for his most important sculptures. Gross' large inscription and signature (8" x 9") on the ffep incorporates a drawing of a pair of acrobats: " 3/23/88 /To / Dr. Mrs. / Nathanil [sic] / Solomon / Chaim Gross". 
Price: 250.00 USD
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5 Orcutt, William Dana (book design); WHITMAN, Malcolm Douglass; Outerbridge, Eugenius H. (introduction) TENNIS ORIGINS AND MYSTERIES WITH AN HISTORICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY BY ROBERT W. HENDERSON, NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
New York The Derrydale Press 1932 First Edition Half cloth Near fine Very good Jacket 
8vo (6¾” x 9½). pp. 257. LIMITED EDITION. Book design by William Dana Orcutt in half brown cloth over laid light brown paper covered boards. Titles in gold on the front board and in black on paper spine label. Two raised bands on spine. In original glassine dust jacket. One of 450 copies printed on watermarked Van Gelder Zonen paper. Includes frontis. and 27 additional illustrations.

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

A lovely, unopened copy of this scarce title in the extremely scarce dust jacket. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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6 PICASSO, Pablo (binding design); MORATH, Inge (photographs); AUBIER, Dominique (text) GUERRE À LA TRISTESSE [Fiesta in Pamplona]
Paris Robert Delpire 1955 First Edition Cloth Near fine Very good Jacket 
4to (9¼” x 11”). pp. [146]. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE FATHER OF FRENCH NEW WAVE CINEMA AND FILM STUDIES, ANDRÉ BAZIN. Original photographic dust jacket. Unsigned binding design after a lithograph by Pablo Picasso in grey on white woven cloth. The first edition of Morath and Aubier's striking photobook of the running of the bulls at Pamploma. An English language version was published a year later as Fiesta in Pamplona. The book includes text in French by journalist and film critic Dominque Aubier and 82 heliogravures: 13 in color and 69 in black-and-white, mostly from photographs “specially made for this book by Inge Morath" and also from photographs by Galle, Chapresto and Nisberg. Issued as part of a landmark photobook series that also featured works by Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and Werner Bischof.

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

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

A unique and important presentation copy. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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7 Smith, Elihu (editor) AMERICAN POEMS SELECTED AND ORIGINAL. Vol 1. (the only volume published; also known as "The Litchfield Anthology")
Litchfield Collier and Buell [1793] First Edition Full calf Good 
12mo (4¾” x 7½”). pp. 304; list of subscribers [305-310]; and errata [311]. Collated and complete*. Contemporary mottled calf with gilt ruling to the spine. This copy has the printer's monogram device on the title page and the two blank leaves following [A4] as does the AAS copy.

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

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

A very clean and slightly toned copy in the original calf; front board detached and the rear board attached by the cords; spine label perished; rubbing and chipping to the extremities. Housed in a custom cloth chemise and slipcase. *AAS: [A] C-U W X-2R (2R4 verso blank). 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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8 Thayer, Emma Homan (binding design, illustrator, author) WILD FLOWERS OF COLORADO
New York Cassell & Company, Limited (1885) First Edition cloth very good + 
Small Folio (9¾" x 12½"). pp. 54. Binding design in gold green and red on blue cloth by Emma Homans Thayer. Includes 24 full page chromolithographed prints (each with tissue guard) after original water-colors Thayer painted from life. The text is a conversational account of Thayer's time in Colorado collecting and painting the wildflowers pictured. Chromolithographs are by the Donaldson Brothers.

Please note that the author and artist of this book is not Emma Redington "Lee" Thayer of the Decorative Designers. Faint moisture stain to the top right of the front board, not affecting the design, and two small stains to the rear board. PBO.pba02926.bib; Minsky I: 98. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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9 WHARTON, Edith GLIMPSES OF THE MOON
New York and London D. Appleton and Company 1922 First Edition cloth Very good + Very Good Jacket 
8vo (5¼” x 7¾”). pp. 364 + 4 pp. publisher's advts. First printing. Bound in blue smooth blue cloth with titles and a single rule border both in gilt. Includes scarce original dust jacket. Wharton's novel satirizes the lives of the "bright young things" of the 1920s. The protagonists decide on a marriage of convenience so that they may tour Europe and live off the kindness of wealthy friends. They agree to an "open" relationship with the understanding that they will agree to a divorce if a better prospect emerges for either of them at a later date, but their feelings change. Glimpses of the Moon was thought to be a great influence on Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1923).

With the number "(1)" beneath the last line of text, indicating the first edition, first printing. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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10 Wilde, Oscar; Ross Robert (editor) THE WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE (SECOND COLLECTED EDITION OF THE WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE)
London Methuen & Co. (1910) Half calf Very good + 
FC8vo (4¼”x 6¾”). 12 volumes + 1 supplemental volume. Green half calf over light green cloth with raised bands and gilt tooling in each compartment; laid, watermarked paper; original ribbon markers; pale green endpapers; t.e.g. Includes "Dorian Gray" published by Charles Carrington, who held the copyright for this work, but permitted it to appear in Robert Ross' uniform edition of Wilde's works that Ross issued as Wilde's estate executor and administrator. Includes all 12 volumes of Ross' Second Collected Edition of Wilde's Works plus Dorian Grey, which was released as a supplemental volume to this set with an illustrated version of Salome.

Mixed later (1910 - 1913) editions all based on Methuen's 1908 limited edition of Wilde's works. Extremities slightly rubbed, mild offsetting from turn-in in a few volumes. An attractive set. Mason 481 - 525. Scarce. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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11 [(Emma Reddington) Lee Thayer (binding design)]; Lodge, George Cabot THE SONG OF THE WAVE AND OTHER POEMS
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1898 First Edition cloth Very good + (Emma Reddington) Lee Thayer (binding design) 
8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp.135. Unsigned binding design in gold by Lee Thayer (of the Decorative Designers) on navy blue cloth. t.e.g. deckled edges. A series of poems about life, death and the sea. A spectacular copy of Lee Thayer's masterful abstract work in textured gold with slight rubbing to the gold on the front board. An extremely scarce binding. Minsky 2:61. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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12 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design and decorations); Hampton Institute Camera Club (illustrations)]; Dunbar, Paul Laurence CANDLE-LIGHTN' TIME
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1901 First Edition cloth Near fine 
8vo (6” x 8¾”). pp. 127. An unsigned Margaret Armstrong binding design in brown, pale yellow, dark green and gold on green rough linen weave cloth; with decorated half-title and title page with decorations and borders in pale green and/or black on every page, all by Armstrong. Includes frontis.and 48 additional illustrations after photographs. Poems about African American family life in the antebellum South written in the dialect associated with that period and place.

A striking copy of a Margaret Armstrong masterwork with some slight tarnishing to the upper portion of the gold in the design. Extremely scarce in this condition. GE 80. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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13 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design and title page); Coburn, Frederick Simpson (illustrator and decorations)]; Dickens, Charles THE CHIMES
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1911 First Thus cloth fine Armstrong, Margaret (binding design and title page); Coburn, Frederick Simpson (illustrator and decorations) 
12mo (5¼” x 7½”). Holiday Edition. Unsigned binding design and signed title page likely by Margaret Armstrong. Decorations, full page color frontis., 3 additional full page color illustrations and 11 full page black and white illustrations by Frederick Simpson Coburn. a.e.g. Dickens' 1844 Christmas story of Toby "Trotty" Veck, a poor, working class man who has lost his faith in humanity. He is visited on New Year's eve by spirits to restore his faith. Although this Margaret Armstrong design is not in GE, OCLC tentatively attributes the design to her. Scarce in this condition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design and title page)]; Cary, Elizabeth Luther THE ROSSETTIS DANTE GABRIEL AND CHRISTINA
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1900 First Edition Cloth Very good + 
Small 4to (6¾” x 9¾”). pp. 310 + 2pp. publisher's catalogue. Signed binding design of grapevines on a trellis surrounding title in two tones of textured gold. Design motif repeated on spine. Title page design also by Margaret Armstrong. Frontis. and 30 sepia and b/w illustrations after photographs and works by Rossetti each with captioned tissue guard. Includes index, chronological lists of Christina Rossetti's poems and Dante Gabriel Rossetti's writings, drawings and paintings. A lovely copy with a contemporary ownership mark on the top right corner of the half-title. GE 61. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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15 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Christy, Howard Chandler (illustrations)]; Page, Thomas Nelson THE OLD GENTLEMAN OF THE BLACK STOCK
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1913 cloth fine 
12mo (5¼” x 7¼”). pp. [170]. Later printing. Signed binding design by Margaret Armstrong in gold on pale blue cloth, with a cream paper onlay across the top of the design overprinted in black and gold with titles and floral motif in gold on spine. Includes title page vignette and 7 full page black and white illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy. A love story set in the South with a courtly old Southern gentleman serving as the centerpiece of the story.

A charming and bright Armstrong binding design that is scarce in this condition. Newspaper article regarding Thomas Nelson Page tipped onto verso of rfep. GE 188. See BAL 15387. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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16 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Clark, Walter Appleton (illustrations)]; Van Dyke, Henry THE RULING PASSION TALES OF NATURE AND HUMAN NATURE
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1908 First Edition cloth Near fine Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Clark, W. Appleton (illustrations) 
8vo (5" x 7¾"). pp. [296]. Early printing. Unsigned binding design by Margaret Armstrong of interwoven pine branches in gold and green surrounding titles over dark blue cloth. Frontis. and 7 tinted black and white illustrations by Walter Appleton Clark. t.e.g and deckle edge. A series of stories about passions other than love than can have power over human life. A fresh, bright copy. GE 277. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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17 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Johnson, Clifton (illustrations)]; Thoreau, Henry David CAPE COD
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Co. 1908 First Thus cloth Fine Armstrong, Margaret (cover design); Johnson, Clifton (illustrations) 
8vo (6" x 8½"). pp.319. Signed binding design of interwoven rows of cranberries in gold and red by Margaret Armstrong. Spine design and titles reflect those of the cover. Frontis. and 32 full page photogravure illustrations by Clifton Johnson. A spectacular copy of this sought after Margaret Armstrong masterwork. GE 266. Scarce in this condition. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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18 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Jones, Garth (decorations and illustrations); Chapman, Charles S. (illustrations) and Ivanowski, Sigismond (illustrations)]; Van Dyke, Henry THE UNKNOWN QUANTITY A BOOK OF ROMANCE AND SOME HALF-TOLD TALES
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1912 First Edition cloth Very Good + Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Jones, Garth (decorations and illustrations); Chapman, Charles S. (illustrations) and Ivanowski, Sigismond (illustrations) 
8vo (5" x 7¾"). pp. [296]. Early printing. Signed binding design by Margaret Armstrong of an orange tree with flowers and fruit in two shades of textured gold, white and orange surrounding titles over dark blue cloth. Frontis. and 6 tinted black and white illustrations by Garth Jones, Charles S. Chapman and Sigismond Ivanowski. Line drawn title page and head and tail pieces throughout in a fanciful Arts & Crafts style reminiscent of Howard Pyle by Garth Jones. t.e.g and deckle edge. A series of stories that possess a haunting, elusive quality that Van Dyke dubs "The Unknown Quantity". A fresh, bright copy. GE 285. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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19 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Women's studies.]; Dana, Mrs. William Starr (Francis Theodora Parsons) HOW TO KNOW THE FERNS A GUIDE TO THE NAMES, HAUNTS, AND HABITS OF OUR COMMON FERNS
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1899 First Edition cloth Near fine 
8vo (5½" x 8"). pp. 215 + publisher's advts. Signed binding design by Margaret Armstrong in green, black and gold on brown cloth of vertical fern fronds across the front board and titles within a cartouche made of fern fronds and their rhizome. Fern motif repeated on the spine. Includes 34 black and white photographs and 34 full page and textual illustrations of the ferns mentioned.

Previous owner's pressed fern samples tucked into the appropriate pages (no offsetting on the interior pages), descriptions of ferns and newspaper clippings found neatly tucked into handmade pockets created on the eps. A fascinating look at how an early 20th century woman used this book to participate in the sciences in a limited way. Some offsetting from pressed ferns onto the eps, otherwise a lovely copy. Scarce. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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20 [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Woodbury, Charles H. (illustrator); Woodbury, Marcia O. (illustrator)]; Whittier, John Greenleaf THE TENT ON THE BEACH AND DRAMATIC LYRICS
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1899 cloth fine Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Woodbury, Charles H. (illustrator); Woodbury, Marcia O. (illustrator) 
8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. 110. Signed pictorial binding design in textured gilt by Margaret Armstrong. Frontis. and 11 illustrations from designs by Charles H. Woodbury and Marcia O. Woodbury, each with captioned tissue guard. Maroon eps.; t.e.g. BAL 22368; GE 308. Scarce in this condition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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