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1 [Whitman, Sarah, Wyman]; Coolidge, Susan RHYMES AND BALLADS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
Boston Roberts Brothers 1892 First Edition Cloth Good + Garrett, E. H. ; Richards, Harriet Roosevelt 
C4to (10” x 7 ½”). pp. viii; 143. Unsigned Sarah Wyman Whitman binding in smooth olive green cloth boards stamped in silver on cover with titles in Mrs. Whitman’s high waisted, rustic sans serif lettering and fillets dividing the cover into quadrants decorated with corner flowers. Spine stamped with titles in silver. Frontis. with tissue guard and b/w Arts & Crafts illustrations throughout by E. H. Garrett, Harriet Roosevelt Richards and others. Good+ condition with a clean, age toned interior; faint foxing to tissue guard and soiling and scuffing to lower front board and lower spine, ink dribble to rear board and lightly rubbed extremities. A scarce Whitman binding. Boston Public Library 06_04_000151. Sarah de St. Prix Wyman Whitman (1842 - 1904) was a painter, writer, a gifted designer and creator of stained glass, and trailblazing in book cover designer, who studied with William Morris Hunt, Thomas Couture and John La Farge. Mrs. Whitman brought to her work a spare elegance and an Arts & Crafts sensibility that reflected the influence of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, James Whistler and Japanese fabric design. By the mid-1890s, Whitman’s innovative designs were ranked with those of William Morris, Walter Crane, Elihu Vedder and Stanford White. She designed the Houghton Mifflin book pavilion for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and according to the Dictionary of National Biography is regarded as "the pioneer of modern cloth cover design". (See Smith, DNB) 
Price: 42.50 USD
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2 Fido, Martin OSCAR WILDE THE DRAMATIC LIFE AND FASCINATING TIMES OF OSCAR WILDE
Leicester Galley Press 1988 First Thus Pictorial boards Fine Fine Jacket 
4to(12” x 9”). pp. 144. Light blue pictorial boards with titles and a colorized photograph of Oscar Wilde on the cover with titles in black on spine white field. Illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs and drawings of Wilde, his friends, lovers, the places he lived and the rich artwork of the Fin de Siècle that were identified with Wilde: the Asthetic Movement and the Decadent Movement. “A very good introduction to the life and times of Oscar Wilde that serves as a digest of many books…Fido’s appreciation of Wilde’s visual background enhances our understanding of his life.” (from the Jacket). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 11.35 USD
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3 Robert Buchanan THE PIPER OF HAMELIN A FANTASTIC OPERA IN TWO ACTS
London Chiswick Press 1893 First Edition Paper wraps Good Hugh Thomson 
Pott 4to (5½” x 7½”). pp. [64]; Grey paper wraps illustrated in black and red. Frontispiece, cover decoration, title page decoration and 11 full-page line drawing plates by Hugh Thomson. Blue-flecked grey laid paper wrappers, Chiswick Press colophon imprinted in red on back cover. Contemporary spine repair using grey cloth; covers with small closed tears and chipping along the edge with some loss to the front fore-edge; front cover is rubbed and there isa patch of offsetting to rear cover. VG text block in a Good wrapper. Scarce. Spielmann and Jerrold 11. This theater issue was targeted to a family audience (The Piper of Hamelin was a children's Christmas theater event) so this play-bill did not often suvive. Heinemann simultaneously published a hardbound copy of this play-bill with a re-set title page that is far less scarce. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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4 Thomson, Hugh HUGH THOMSON'S ILLUSTRATED FAIRY BOOKS JACK THE GIANT KILLER
London Macmillan & Co. Limited 1898 First Edition Softcover Hugh Thomson 
4to. (6¾” x 8½”). pp. 32. No pagination. Pictoral chromolithographic paper wrappers, 16 full page color illustrations and 16 pages of line vignettes by Hugh Thomson. This was the first and only issue of Hugh Thomson's Illustrated Fairy Book series, since at the time of publication, the illustrations were thought to be too realistically gruesome by adults purchasing the book for children. As this booklet was targeted to young children, very few survived to the present day, making this booklet, one of the most scarce of Thomson's oeuvre. Wrapper is chipped with small areas of loss on both rear and front covers, otherwise VG. A bright and tight copy of this scarce Thomson production. Spielmann and Jerrold 25. This particular copy belonged to Eileen Winifred Clarke Pitman (1900 - 2009) of Doynton House, South Gloucestershire, England. An interview with Ms. Pitman at the age of 106 can be found online at: http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/1064890.eileen_106_looks_back_through_eventful_century/ 
Price: 275.00 USD
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5 [Armstrong, Margaret; Balmer, Clinton]; Reed, Myrtle (Myrtle Reed McCCullough) FLOWER OF THE DUSK
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1908 First Edition Cloth Very good Clinton Balmer 
(8.25” x 5.5”) pp. iv; 341. 8vo. . Printed by the Knickerbocker Press. Lavender vertically ribbed cloth boards with gilt titles surrounded by gold and white stamped art nouveau floral and arboreal design signed by Margaret Armstrong. Gilt titles and decorative scroll work stamped on spine. t.e.g. deckled edges. Color frontis. after a painting by Clinton Balmer with captioned tissue guard. Text pages bordered in black with page headers and shoulder notes in red. One of twelve Myrtle Reed covers Armstrong designed between 1901 and 1913. Gullans and Espey 209. Very Good w/ light rubbing at extremities and a 1/4" spot on front board, but still a bright copy of this title. Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867 - 1944) was a pioneering book artist who forged a path for other women artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries into the fields of book decoration and cover design, which at that time was a profession solely occupied by men. According to Gullans and Espey, Margaret Armstrong became “the single most important woman in this branch of decorative design” after Sarah Wyman Whitman, and was a “source of inspiration and encouragement” to women who would follow in her path, notably Amy Sacker, Marion Louise Peabody, Amy Richards, Lee Thayer and Bertha Stuart. 
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6 [Armstrong, Margaret]; Reed, Myrtle (Myrtle Reed McCCullough) LOVE AFFAIRS OF LITERARY MEN
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1907 First Edition, Second Printing Cloth Near fine 
8vo. (8.25” x 5.5”). pp. vi; 204. Printed by the Knickerbocker Press. Lavender vertically ribbed cloth boards with gilt titles in central white scroll surrounded by gilt stamped art nouveau floral design signed by Margaret Armstrong. Gilt titles and decorative scroll work stamped on spine; t.e.g. deckled edges; Frontis. with tissue guard; 16 illustrations. Text pages bordered in black with page headers and shouldner notes in red. One of twelve Myrtle Reed covers Armstrong designed between 1901 and 1913. Near Fine with ownership stamp and sticker on front ep and faint rubbing to extremities. Gullans & Espey 208. Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867 - 1944) was a pioneering book artist who forged a path for other women artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries into the fields of book decoration and cover design, which at that time was a profession solely occupied by men. According to Gullans and Espey, Margaret Armstrong became “the single most important woman in this branch of decorative design” after Sarah Wyman Whitman, and was a “source of inspiration and encouragement” to women who would follow in her path, notably Amy Sacker, Marion Louise Peabody, Amy Richards, Lee Thayer and Bertha Stuart. 
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7 [Beardsley, Aubrey]; Wilde, Oscar SALOMÉ. A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT: Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde Pictured by Aubrey Beardsley
London Melmoth & Co. 1904 cloth Very good Beardsley, Aubrey 
Pirated edition containing the first appearance of 15 original Beardsley illustrations WITH PLATES for 11 OF THE 16 illustrations FROM THE 1907 LANE ISSUE OF SALOMÉ. Small 4to (8 ½" x 6 ¾"). pp [1 - 10]; 11 - 75; [76 - 77]; [2 blank]. Collated and complete, but plates are not in the order specified on list of illustrations as usual. Limited edition; this copy number 238 of 250 copies printed on handmade paper. Beveled boards in light blue cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spine. A very good copy with a lightly sunned spine with moderate rubbing to head and tail; minor rubbing to corners and faint soiling to boards. Etched bookplate by Theodore Diedricksen for Donald S. Tuttle on front paste-down. Contemporary advt. tipped in on ffep recto, later catalog entry tipped in on rfep verso. WITH 11 of the 16 original illustrations included in the J. Lane, The Bodley Head 1907 issue of Salomé, including: Woman in the Moon (IV), The Peacock Skirt (V), A Platonic Lament (VIII), Enter Herodias (IX), The Eyes of Herod (X), The Stomach Dance (XI), The Toilette of Salomé I (XII), The Toilette of Salomé II (XIII), Dancer’s Reward (XIV), The Climax (XV) and Cul de Lampe (XVI). The plates are on a light woven paper with age toning along the margin edge, and signs along the left edge where the pages had been tipped into the 1907 Lane issue. Many of the plates show pencil markings following the contours of the drawings; there are light ink marks and smudges scattered on the recto and verso margins. “Woman in the Moon” has erasure marks and redrawing as well as contemporary measurements written in ink on the lower left margin. Overall, the condition of the plates is Very good. Salomé was Oscar Wilde's one act play retelling the biblical story of King Herod's stepdaughter Salomé, who asked for the head of Herod's prisoner, John the Baptist, on a silver platter in exchange for performing an erotic dance for her step-father. Salomé was attracted to John the Baptist, but was angered when he refused to kiss her. Beardsley's drawings for Salomé caused controversy even before they were published by Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the Bodley Head for the first time in 1894. Shocked by and fearing the public's reaction to Beardsley's graphic images of hermaphroditism and frontal nudity in his proposed drawings for Salomé, Lane had Beardsley redraw the title page and "Salomé's Toilette" as well as remove the drawing, "John and Salome", before the book was printed. This 1904 edition of Salomé was pirated by a publisher named Leonard Smithers; "Melmoth & Co." was one of Smithers' many publishing "front" companies. Smithers had been acquainted with Wilde since 1888, and began publishing for both Wilde and Beardsley once Lane dropped them following Wilde’s trial in 1895. Smithers went into bankruptcy in 1900, and started issuing pirated works soon after to keep out of debt. Since Smithers sold the copyright of Beardsley’s drawings for Salomé to John Lane (The Bodley Head), during his Bankruptcy proceedings, Lane was able to have the 1904 Melmoth & Co. run of Salome seized and suppressed (destroyed). Those copies that survived Lane’s purge (including this one) were the first edition (authorized or unauthorized) to contain 15 of the 16 original Beardsley illustrations since the Melmoth 1904 issue preceded the 1907 authorized edition of Salomé from John Lane that also contained Beardsley’s original illustrations. A direct comparison of the 1904 Melmoth issues to the1907 Lane issue shows that the title pages of both Melmoth issues and portfolio do not contain Beardsley's original hermaphroditic title page found in the 1907 John Lane issue. Mason 615; Nelson, Publisher to the Decadents, p.262, p. 274; Delaware Art Museum, Aubrey Beardsley’s illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s Salomé (1.28.15); Arnold, City of Sin (google books; no page given); The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction, p. 591. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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8 [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. 
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9 [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. 
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10 [Pogany, Willy]; Khayyám, Omar; FitzGerald, Edward (transl.); Saintsbury, George (introduction) RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM THE FIRST AND FOURTH RENDERINGS IN ENGLISH VERSE BY EDWARD FITZGERALD WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY WILLY POGANY
London George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1930 First Thus Full morocco Very good + Pogany, Willy 
4to (7¾” x 10¼”). Publisher's teal morocco with gilt stamped medallion and red calf onlay; spine with 4 raised bands and titles in gilt and triple rule at head and foot of spine. t.e.g. Limited edition of 750 copies for England signed by the artist; this is copy number 505. Includes a black and white etching signed by the artist tipped in opposite the title page, 12 color tipped in illustrations with tissue guards, 2 full page black and white designs marking beginning of the first and fourth renderings and black and white head and tail pieces throughout. Pogany first illustrated the Rubáiyát in 1909, and released this more westernized version in 1930; a transitional work that shows both Art Nouveau and Art Deco influences. 
Price: 875.00 USD
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11 [Thomson, Hugh. (Illustrator)]; Goldsmith, Oliver; Dobson, Austin (preface) THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD WITH A PREFACE BY AUSTIN DOBSON AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY HUGH THOMSON
London Macmillan & Co. 1890 First thus Half calf Very good Hugh Thomson 
C8 (5 ¼ x 7 ¼). p. xxxv; 305. +6pp.advts. Green half-calf ruled in gold over black, tan and white marbled boards in the feather pattern.Spine has filigree rules in gold with two red morocco labels with titles in gold. t.e.g; marbled eps. Frontispiece and 181 vignette illustrations by Hugh Thomson, and includes a suppressed plate seen only in this edition on p. 95 that features a maid reading a hand-bill while seated on the back of man bending over. Original binding mounted and bound in rear. VG. Light shelf wear to edges and light rubbing to front joint; bookplate of Georgiana Erdmann and personal library slip tipped in; paperclip mark where accompanying ephemera attached. A lovely copy with an interesting history. Spielmann and Jerrold 5; Balston 3; Rogerson 3; Layard 173. WITH TLS from Duttons, Inc. Dated March 28, 1933 to Mrs. Erdmann regarding a query about the binding of this copy of the "Vicar" - Mrs. Erdmann evidently had requested a Kellogram [Kelliegram] binding from Kelly & Sons, London featuring the suppressed plate from p.95. Duttons found that a Kelliegram cover featuring the supressed plate was no longer available, and offered her samples of other Kelliegram bindings (see below). VG. Letter signed by D.E. Grant of Duttons. Letter torn in half lengthways, repaired with archival tissue on back. WITH two rubbings and a photograph of other Kelliegram bindings made for "Vicar" as alternatives to the suppresed plate binding as samples to accompany the letter. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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12 [Thomson, Hugh; Dobson, Austin]; Burney, Fanny (Madame d'Arblay) EVELINA OR THE HISTORY OF A YOUNG LADY’S ENTRANCE INTO THE WORLD
London Macmillan & Co. Limited 1904 First Edition Cloth Very good Thomson, Hugh 
Second printing. C8vo (7 ¼" x 5 ¼"). pp. xxv; 477. Introduction by Austin Dobson. Unsigned publisher’s binding with an Art Nouveau sensibility by Hugh Thomson in smooth green cloth gold stamped with titles and Evelina beneath a tree with falling leaves; spine stamped in gold with titles and floral decorations; cream end papers; a.e.g. Frontis. with tissue guard and over 70 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson, including headpieces, tailpieces, historiated initials and textual vignettes – another tour de force of Thomson's delicate interpretation of the 18th Century.

A very good copy of this book with light fading to spine, faint foxing to the endpapers and light rubbing to the extremities. A lovely, bright book. Part of the Macmillan Cranford Series. Balston I 21; Rogerson 21. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 [Thomson, Hugh; Railton, Herbert (illustrations]; Tristram, Outram COACHING DAYS AND COACHING WAYS
London Macmillan & Co. 1893 Edition De Luxe Full calf Very good Thomson, Hugh; Railton , Herbert (illustrations) 
SR8vo (7 ¼“x 5 ¼”). pp. xv; 376. Part of the Macmillan Cranford Series. Balston I 6; Rogerson 6. Coaching Days and Coaching Ways was a very popular book at the turn of the 20th century and described the ups and downs of traveling by coach and horse in in 19th century England. The book became so popular for those missing the simple days before the industrial revolution that it spawned a line of Staffordshire dishware by Ridgway Pottery featuring Hugh Thomson's artwork from the book on every thing from serving dishes to teacups. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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14 [Thomson, Hugh; Railton, Herbert]; Tristram, Outram COACHING DAYS AND COACHING WAYS
London Macmillan & Co. 1893 First Thus cloth Very good Thomson, Hugh 
C8vo (7 ¼“x 5 ¼”). pp. xv; 376. Unsigned publisher’s binding by Hugh Thomson and Herbert Railton in smooth green cloth gold stamped with titles, a stableman, horse and inn; spine stamped in gold with titles and carriage whip; green end papers; a.e.g. Frontis. with tissue guard and 214 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson and Herbert Railton, including full page illustrations, headpieces, tailpieces, and textual vignettes. Originally released as a quarto in 1888, Macmillan entirely rearranged the text and reduced the illustrations for this issue. A very good copy with some light scuffing and minor bubbling to the boards, with corners and tail of spine chipped as usual. Overall, a bright and lovely copy. Part of the Macmillan Cranford Series. Balston I 6; Rogerson 6. Coaching Days and Coaching Ways was a very popular book at the turn of the 20th century and described the ups and downs of traveling by coach and horse in in 19th century England. The book became so popular for those missing the simple days before the industrial revolution that it spawned a line of Staffordshire dishware by Ridgway Pottery featuring Hugh Thomson's artwork from the book on every thing from serving dishes to teacups. 
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