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A WINTER HOLIDAY, [Meteyard, Thomas Buford (binding design)]; Carman, Bliss
1 [Meteyard, Thomas Buford (binding design)]; Carman, Bliss A WINTER HOLIDAY
Boston Small, Maynard and Co. 1899 First Edition Paper covered boards Very good 
12mo (4" x 6"). 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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THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER NOW FIRST PUT INTO MODERN ENGLISH, [Unidentified (binding design); Gobel, Warwick (illustrations)];  Tatlock, John S. P.; MacKaye, Percy
2 [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 (7" 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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BLUE JACKETS OF '61 A HISTORY OF THE NAVY IN THE WAR OF SECESSION, [Unidentified (binding design); Jackson, W. C. (illustrator)]; Abbot, Willis J.
3 [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 9"). 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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