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Berlin Bruno Cassirer Verlag 1929 First Edition cloth Very good + 
4to (8½" x 11"). pp. 399. Limited edition; this being number 423 of 900 copies bound in linen and printed by A. Wohlfeld in Magdeburg, Germany. Binding design lithographed in color after Lautrec. A brief biography and critical interpretations of the renowned post-Impressionist artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who gained fame for his depictions of French fin de siècle urban life. Text in German.

This work includes 157 black and white reproductions of Lautrec's work in the text and 7 color illustrations after works by Lautrec -- including 3 full page reproductions on art paper with captioned tissue guards of Lautrec's works La Goulue (1895); La Toilette (from his collection of prints entitled Elle in 1896) and May Belfort (1895). A lovely, bright copy with light sunning to the spine and small chips to the cloth at the head and tail. Scarce. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 Pennell, Elizabeth and Joseph THE WHISTLER JOURNAL
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1921 Pamphlet Very good 
(6¼" x 8¼"). pp.5. Prospectus and order form for The Whistler Journal, a book of the Pennell's notes taken during their research of the Life of Whistler, and contains revelations regarding Whistlers's life and friends as well as notes of his witty but often serious table-talk. Includes table of contents, A reproduction of a Whistler self-portrait, a specimen of the text as well as an order form for the book. Single horizontal crease that affects all folds of the pamphlet, light soiling, and some wear to the folds, otherwise VG. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Strong, Roy; Oman, Julia Trevelyan ELIZABETH R. Evocation, Spectacle
New York Stein and Day 1972 0812814436 / 9780812814439 First American Edition Paper covered boards As new As New Jacket 
8vo. (8.4” x 6.1”). pp. 79. Brown paper covered boards with titles stamped in black on spine and an image of Elizabeth stamped on the lower front cover; endpapers decorated with period stamping; period illustrations in b/w and color throughout; in pictorial dust jacket. The Director of the National Portrait Gallery in London and an internationally acclaimed stage and film designer collaborated to produce this unique study of Elizabeth I’s face, where through a pattern of words and images, they evoke the fabric of her life and pay homage to one of the greatest and most fascinating women of all time. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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4 [Jones, Owen; Allen, William, R.A.; Roberts, David, R.A.; Simkson, William;, Warren, Henry; Aubrey, C. E.; Harvey, William]; Lockhart, John Gibson ANCIENT SPANISH BALLADS; HISTORICAL AND ROMANTIC. TRANSLATED WITH NOTES, BY J. G. LOCKHART ESQ.
London John Murray 1841 First Thus Very Good + Jones, Owen and others 
4to (9½” x 7½”). unpaginated. Original publisher's red morocco by Owen Jones (unsigned) gold stamped on front board with titles in a central panel with multiple decorative rules surropunded by filigree work and blind stamped strap work in the Spanish Muslim tradition; rear board gold stamped with a large central lozenge and spine gold stamped with titles and arabesque openwork; decorated endpapers; a.e.g. Includes title page and three sectional titles illuminated using color lithography, 6 tinted wood engraved plates, wood engraved textual vignette and either chromolithographic, wood-engraved or color typographic borders on every page. The illuminated pages "recall early-Renaissance manuscript books and prefigures the private press books of William Morris and others in the 1890s." (Reithmayr). This sumptuous gift book was the first to be completely conceived and developed by a designer, and also thought to be the first published book containing images produced using chromolithography. This book is also the first where a book designer is given full credit on the title page. Owen Jones is best known for his influential book, The Grammar of Ornament (1856), a compenduium of design and color theory still in use today, and it is thought that his work on Ancient Spanish Ballads was the first published manifisatation of his color and design theories prior to the publication of The Grammar of Ornament. Some darkening and small marks to the spine; light soiling to the front and rear boards, o/w a lovely copy with the scarce original publisher's binding designed by Owen Jones and executed at a time when gilt stamping on bindings was still in its infancy. Gordon Ray 226; Andrea Reithmayr, Owen Jones’ ‘Book Beautiful’ (libraryasincubatorproject); Diego Saglia, Translating Romances, Writing Spain: John Gibson Lockhart’s Ancient Spanish Ballads; Nicholas Frankel, The Designer’s Eye: Ancient Spanish Ballads, Poetry, and the Rise of Decorative Design. 
Price: 382.00 USD
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