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1 Sterling, George THE TESTIMONY OF THE SUNS AND OTHER POEMS
San Francisco A. M. Robertson 1907 Third Edition cloth Near fine 
8vo (5½" x 7¾"). pp. 142. Signed Arts & Crafts binding design of a planet and a galaxy within a horizontal panel across the top of the front board, and titles above and below the panel all in silver. A book of lyric poetry whose title poem conveys Sterling's sense of wonder and awe at the vastness of the cosmos. Initially published by published by W. E. Wood in 1903, and released as a second edition in 1904 by A. M. Robertson. Robertson issued the book again in 1907 as the majority of the second edition was destroyed in the fire that followed the San Francisco earthquake in April,1906.

A handsome copy of a striking Arts & Crafts cover design whose lettering shows possible influence from Sarah Wyman Whitman (note the high-wasted sans-serif lettering and the roman "U" in "SUNS"). Scarce with this design in this condition. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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THE UPAS TREE, [Ottman, William (illustrations)]; McMurdy, Robert
2 [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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CAPTAIN FRACASSE, [Sacker, Amy (binding design); Mongin, A. (etchings); Delort, Charles (paintings)]; Gautier, Théophile; Beam, Ellen Murray (translator)
3 [Sacker, Amy (binding design); Mongin, A. (etchings); Delort, Charles (paintings)]; Gautier, Théophile; Beam, Ellen Murray (translator) CAPTAIN FRACASSE
Boston L. C. Page and Company 1901 First Thus cloth Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
8vo (5¾" x 8¼"). Holiday Edition. 2 volumes with original dust jackets and slipcase. Volume I: pp. 290; black and white frontis. + 7 black and white etchings by Mongin after paintings by Delort, each with a captioned tissue guard. Volume II: pp. 532; black and white frontis. + 6 black and white etchings by Mongin after paintings by Delort, each with a captioned tissue guard. Signed binding design by Amy Sacker in gold on purple cloth of stylized iris placed horizontally on the cover with titles beneath the first and forth iris; titles and and smaller iris motif in gold on the spine.

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

A beautiful set in the scarce dust jackets and slipcase of Sacker's magnum opus. GE (in Peters), p.60. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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MORNING FACE, [Unidentified (binding design)]; Stratton-Porter, Gene
4 [Unidentified (binding design)]; Stratton-Porter, Gene MORNING FACE
New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1916 First Edition cloth Very good + Stratton-Porter, Gene (photographs) 
4to (8¼” x 10¼"). pp. 127. Unsigned binding design in blue and two tones of textured gold on turquoise cloth of birds flying across a marsh as the sun rises. Includes 1 color plate and 80 black and white illustrations after photographs by the author. A book of nature lore written for children. A striking and evocative binding design whose textured gold bird motifs seemingly take flight in the light. Scarce in this condition. MacLean 234. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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