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1 Browning, Robert IN A BALCONY A DRAMA IN VERSE
New York Laurentian Press 1902 First Thus Paper covered boards Very good 
12mo (7¾" x 4¼"). pp. [i - vi]; [1] - 115; (1 blank); colophon. Limited edition. This copy #154 of 300 on hand-made Van Gelder paper. Gray paper covered boards stamped on front and rear in a black and gold Grolier-style design forming a central cartouche containing titles. Spine stamped with narrow concentric panels in gold; middle panel filled. Arts & Crafts style floriate boarder in green surrounding first page of text. Deckle edged paper. Calling card and inscription from Arthur H. Hahlo on ffep recto; light rubbing to length of spine and moderate chipping to head and tail, otherwise a sharp and bright example of early 20th century small press work in the Morrisonian tradition. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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2 Burns, Robert SONGS OF BURNS (SONGS BY BURNS)
Edinburgh Otto Schulze & Co. 1901 First Edition Half morocco Very good + 
Small 4to (8¾" x 7"). pp. [6 blank]; [i - viii]; 1 - 99; [index]; [colophon]; [6 blank]. Edition de Luxe. Limited edition of 500 copies on Whatman paper. Printed by George Robb and Company. Three-quarter olive morocco over gold marbled boards with leather edged in gold; spine with raised bands ruled in gold and and 6 compartments; one compartment containing titles and the remaining compartments each with a thistle in gold. Double title page richly ornamented in a b/w Pre-Raphaelite design of swirling thistles and Bluebells with a b/w llustration of Burns in a panel on the left and the titles in a panel on the right. Decorated throughout with floriated initials of intertwined thistles and bluebells. Contemporary advertising stated title as Songs by Burns. Engraved bookplate of John E. Snow on the front paste-down, with moderate rubbing to corners, faint rubbing and spotting to edges of marbled paper. Overall, a beautiful copy with printing and font in the style of William Morris. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3 Butler, Samuel HUDIBRAS WRITTEN IN THE TIME OF THE LATE WARS. CORRECTED AND AMENDED WITH SEVERAL ADDITIONS AND ANNOTATIONS
London Printed by T. N. for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold by T. Baffet at the George in Fleet Street. 1684 First Thus Full calf Very Good 
8vo (7" x 4½"). 2 Vols. in 1. (Vol I: parts 1-2. Vol II: Part 3).Vol I: pp. [2], 221, [3], 223-412. Vol II: pp. [2], 254. Collation: Vol I: A-2C8. Vol II: A-Q8. Bound as a single volume in contemporary mottled calf with 4 raised bands on spine. Hudibras is a satirical poem about the anti-royalist factions in the English Civil War (1642–1651) that was begun during the war and published after the war in three parts: 1663, 1664 and 1678, and then as a collected edition in 1684.

Hudibras was the story of a knight errant of great religious fervor who was as stupid as he was arrogant and conceited, but who was praised in the poem for his discernment and logic nonetheless. As Butler's ridicule was aimed entirely at the parliamentarian side of the conflict, Hudibras was a great success when it was published since the Royalists won the conflict and Charles II was then King of England.

Very Good contemporary binding with spine extremities chipped; rubbing to corners; boards scuffed; hinges stressed, but binding holding well; text block fresh with contemporary ownership marks on rfep and scattered marginalia. ESTC R12308; ESTC R223861 
Price: 200.00 USD
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BIRDS, BEASTS AND FLOWERS, Lawrence, D. H.
4 Lawrence, D. H. BIRDS, BEASTS AND FLOWERS
New York Thomas Seltzer 1923 First Edition Half morocco Fine 
8vo (6½” x 8½”). pp. 180. Quarter black morocco over black linen. PRESENTATION COPY, boldly inscribed and signed by Lawrence to his friend, Eduardo Rendón, a Mexican intellectual and rare book dealer: "Eduardo Rendón from D.H. Lawrence." Considered both by Lawrence and the critics to be his finest volume of poems, Birds, Beasts and Flowers was "one of the earliest works of Modernism to take full advantage of the power of free verse" (New World Encyclopedia).

This book of nature poems reflects on the birds, beasts and flowers Lawrence encountered in his travels in Italy, the American Southwest, Australia and Ceylon between 1919 and 1923. These poems show the influence of Walt Whitman and include some verse that is erotic in nature. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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5 Morris, William THE DOOM OF KING ACRISIUS ILLUSTRATED WITH PICTURES BY SIR EDWARD BURNE-JONES
New York R.H. Russell 1902 First Thus Cloth Very good + Sir Edward Burne-Jones 
8vo(8¾" x 7").pp. [i - viii]; ix - xvi; [xvii - xx]; 1 - 82. Unsigned publisher's binding in cream cloth with gilt stamped central panel containing titles surrounded by 4 gilt stamped ruled lines ending in a veined leaf at each corner with a further two gilt stamped ruled lines making an outer panel. Spine gilt stamped with titles and ruled lines at head and foot. Rear board gilt stamped with publisher's mark at lower right. Includes 12 illustrations after paintings by Burne-Jones and Pre-Raphaelite style title page printed in red and black with woodcut floriated initials at the beginning of each section of the poem. t.e.g.,deckle edges and end papers of Japanese vellum. A lovely copy with light toning to the page edges and a lightly sunned spine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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6 Shenstone, William THE WORKS IN VERSE AND PROSE OF WILLIAM SHENSTONE, ESQ. IN TWO VOLUMES WITH DECORATIONS
London Printed by W. Woodfall, For J.Dodsley in Pall-mall. 1768 First Thus Full calf Very Good 
12mo.(7” x 4½“). 2 volume set. Vol. I: [1 - 5]; 6 - 332 (+ Table of Contents). Vol II: vii; [1 - 3]; 4 - 343. Contemporary calf binding with double rule in gold along edges of both boards; spine with 5 raised bands highlighted by gold ruling and 6 compartments; titles in gold on red morocco label and volume numbers in gold. Vol I contains an engraved frontis. of the author, pictoral title page and vignette illustrations throughout. Vol. II contains an engraved alligorical fronits of author, pictoral title page, vignette illustrations throughout and a foldout map of Leasowes; catchwords in both volumes. Shenstone not only was a poet but a landscape gardener who created one of the most famous landscaped gardens in 18th C. England at his country seat of Leasowes. Following Shenstone's premature death in 1763, Shenstone's friend and publisher Robert Dodsley published Shenstone's entire oeuvre for the first time in 1764. This third edition of Shenstone's works is especially important as it is the first publication of a map and descriptions of the gardens at Leasowes. His essay, Unconnected Thoughts on Gardening (vol II p.111) is still considered a brilliant analysis of landscape gardening. Orignial binding is darkened with some stains and rubbed head, tail and corners; all joints are cracked, but hinges and binding remain firm; text block is fresh with the exception of contemporary ink spots to a couple of pages and light foxing to the front few pages of both volumes. Still a handsome set. Day and Lynch, The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660 - 1789. Volume 1; 1138 (Buie). 
Price: 155.00 USD
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7 [Christy, Howard Chandler (illustrator); Stuart, Bertha (Decorations)]; Riley, James Whitcomb GOOD-BYE, JIM
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1913 Cloth Near fine Near fine Jacket Christy, Howard Chandler; Stuart, Bertha 
C8vo (7.75” x 5.25”). Unpaginated gift book. Early reprint of 1913 Bobbs-Merrill publication. Grey cloth boards with titles and double fillet border in dark blue; titles on spine also in dark blue. 11 full page illustrations in two colors by Howard Chandler Christy with Arts & Crafts landscape decorations printed in red on every page by Bertha Stewart. A near fine copy in a near fine pictorial dust jacket by Howard Chandler Christy. Scarce in this condition. Howard Chandler Christy (1873 - 1952) was an illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. was illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. Bertha Stewart (1869-1953) studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Cooper Union and the Art Students League. She is best known for her prodigious output of Arts & Crafts book cover designs, page decorations and illustrations in the first decade of the 20th century. She later worked as an interior designer and bookplate designer. 
Price: 41.00 USD
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8 [Christy, Howard Chandler; Booth, Franklin]; Riley, James Whitcomb HOME WITH ME AGAIN
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1908 Cloth Near fine Very Good Jacket Christy, Howard Chandler; Booth, Franklin 
Unpaginated gift book. Reprint of 1908 Bobbs-Merrill publication. Grey cloth boards with titles and double fillet border in dark blue; titles on spine also in dark blue. 44 full page illustrations in two colors by Howard Chandler Christy with Arts & Crafts floral decorations printed in red on every page by Franklin Booth. A near fine copy in a very good pictorial dust jacket by Howard Chandler Christy with minor edge chipping. Scarce in this condition. Howard Chandler Christy (1873 - 1952) was an illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. was illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He studied under William Merritt Chase and started his artistic career as a combat artist during the Spanish-American war. Later he moved to book and magazine line illustration and painted in his later years. In 1940, his mural “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States” was installed in the US Capitol Building and is still on display there. Franklin Booth (1874 – 1948), was one of the most influential artists of the Golden Age of illustration. He had a self-taught style that resulted from mistaking wood engravings as pen and ink drawings as a child and copying them to produce drawings with detailed line work and beautiful tone created by his use of line. He later trained briefly at the Chicago Art Institute and was widely known for and an unusual compositional style that gives a feeling of soaring space and height. His style greatly influenced the work of his contemporary, Howard Pyle, and it can also be seen in Maxfield Parrish's work, since he was Pyle's student. His work appeared in most of the major American magazines, and heproduced cover art and illustrations for a series of books, art for both the WW I and WWII war efforts, and for advertising. In his later years he co-founded and taught at the Phoenix Art Institute. 
Price: 37.00 USD
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9 [Coley, Louis B.]; Fitzgerald, Edward THE RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM
New York Godfrey A.S. Wieners 1902 First Thus Paper covered boards Near Fine Coley, Louis B. 
Small Folio (12½" x 9¼"). pp. [112]. Limited edition; this copy number 33 of 50 copies printed on Japan Vellum. Cream colored Japan vellum covered boards with titles and Arts & Crafts style grapevine decoration stamped on front board and titles stamped in gold on spine. Decorated title page, decorative boarders and floriate initials on every page by Louis B. Coley, printed in double leaded Satanick type (black-letter). Although Coley decorated a number of books, he is best known for his work on this one. Unopened copy with neat gift inscription on ffep recto has toned spine with two spots at the foot whose title still remains bright. A truly spectacular example of this scarce book from America's fine press movement in the Morrisonian tradition. Potter, 253. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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10 [Dielman, Frederick]; Read, T. Buchanan BRUSHWOOD
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott & Co. First Edition Cloth Near fine Dielman, Frederick 
Sq.D.(7 ½” x 6”). pp. [46]. Green cloth over beveled boards with titles and image of woman holding a candle stamped in silver, gold and black bordered by red fillets, with titles stamped in gold on spine. 16 lovely B/W steel-engraved illustrations (7 are full page) after Frederick Dielman. Companion volume to Drifting and Christine. All illustrations and type printed on one side only of heavy plate paper. Dark brown endpapers, a.e.g. A lovely book in near fine condition. Brushwood is a parable poem that tells the story of a meeting between Christ and an old woman carrying a heavy load of brushwood up a mountainside. Dielman takes the verse suggestions of Italian scenes and uses them in a series of designs that gives more richness and depth to the poem. Frederick Dielman (1847 – 1935) was a german born American illustrator who was a student Wilhelm von Diez. He worked initially as a book and magazine illustrtor, and later moved into painting painting scenes of everyday life. He was a member of Society of American Artists, the American Water Color Society, the New York Etching Club, the Salmagundi Club, and was president of the Arts Federation of New York. He later was later the President of the National Academy of Design and became director of the Cooper Union art schools. He exhibited at the National Academy and his decorated murals and mosaics in the Library of Congress include a 7 foot long mosaic panel representing "Law" over the north fireplace in The Members of Congress Reading Room. 
Price: 31.50 USD
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11 [Fisher, Harrison; Crawford, E. Stetson]; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth THE SONG OF HIAWATHA
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill (1906) First Thus Cloth Near fine Fisher, Harrison 
M8vo (9 ¾" x 7"). pp. [189]. Unsigned publisher’s binding likely by E. Stetson Crawford in smooth green cloth with titles in gold surrounded by Native American themed decoration in blind and in B/W. Color frontis. with tissue guard and over 60 additional color and B/W illustrations by Harrison Fisher. Intricately decorated end papers, half-title, title page and text pages by E. Stetson Crawford using Native American themes in green. A near fine copy with light bumping to head/tail of spine and a neat gift inscription to the recto of the front flyleaf . A lovely copy of this tour de force of Arts and Crafts illustrative and decorative work at its best. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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12 [Fisher, Harrison; Crawford, E. Stetson]; Lord Tennyson, Alfred and Others A DREAM OF FAIR WOMEN
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1907 Cloth Very good Fisher, Harrison; Crawford, E. Stetson 
R8vo. (9.75” x 7.25”). Unpaginated gift book. Light brown boards with paper onlay having titles in gold and illustration of a young woman by Harrison Fisher. Spine stamped with titles in dark brown. Color frontis. with tissue guard and 21 additional pictures in color by Harrison Fisher; delicate Art nouveau floral borders and decorations in pink on every page by E. Stetson Crawford. A Very Good copy with light rubbing to the extremities, a small (0.125”) chip and faint soiling to paper onlay and a delicate gift stamp to the half-title. 
Price: 37.00 USD
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13 [Green, Elizabeth Shippen]; Willcox, Louise Collier (Compiler) THE TORCH A BOOK OF POEMS FOR BOYS SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY LOUISE COLLIER WILLCOX
New York Harper and Brothers 1924 First Edition Cloth Very good + Green, Elizabeth Shippen 
Square 8vo (9½" x 7½"). [i - vi]; vii - xxiii; [xxiv -xxvi]; [1 -2]; 3 - 514. Olive green cloth publisher's binding stamped with with titles and medallion containing illustration of olympians passing the torch on front board; titles and a styalized torch stamped in gold on the spine. Includes 7 full page collor illustrations by Elizabeth Shippen Green and Others. Author index. Cut edges and batik style endpapers. Elizabeth Shippen Green studied with Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute where she met and became close friends with Jessie Wilcox Smith and Violet Oakley; she was a member of the Brandywine School of illustration; her luminous color work shows the influence of her friend Maxfield Parrish. A beautiful copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 [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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15 [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. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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16 [Woodroffe, Paul; Housman, Clemence]; Housman, Lawrence OF AUCASSIN AND NICOLETTE A TRANSLATION IN PROSE AND VERSE FROM THE OLD FRENCH TOGETHER WITH AMABEL AND AMORIS
New York The Dial Press 1925 First Thus Paper covered boards Very good Woodroffe, Paul; Housman, Clemence 
12mo.(7¾" x 5"). pp. [i - viii]; [1] - 106; (6 blank). Cream paper covered boards with titles stamped in gold on the spine. Arts & Crafts headpiece, tailpiece, initial letters, Frontis. and 3 additional full page illustrations by Paul Woodroffe engraved on wood by Clemence Housman. Endpapers designed and signed by Paul Woodroffe. Spotting to paper between pages 15 and 32. Lightly sunned spine with two small spots on front board and contemporary ownership inscription on half-title, otherwise a lovely production in the Morrisonian fine press tradition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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