Category: Publisher's Bindings, 19th C. English

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NATURE IN ORNAMENT

By: DAY, LEWIS FORMAN (binding design and author)

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, B. T. Batsford: 1896

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 1604

Condition: Very good +


C8vo (5¼” x 7½”). pp. 260. Fourth Thousand.Unsigned Arts & Crafts binding design by Lewis Forman Day in gold on green cloth of a central floral motif with corner decorations that include a crane, a dragon, a fish and a lizard surrounded by undulating swirls. The titles in gold on the spine, again surrounded by undulating swirls; beveled edges; endpapers with the publisher's initials in a repeating Arts & Crafts style design; t.e.g. Includes 123 plates and 192 textual illustrations, as well as an illustration index.The third edition is the first truly usable edition as it ... View more info

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THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK

By: [FORD, HENRY JUSTICE (binding design, endpapers and illustrations)]; LANG, ANDREW; EVERARD, H.S.C.; LANG, LEONORA BLANCHE

Price: $475.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, & Co.: 1889

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2739

Condition: very good


8vo (5" x 7 ”). pp. 390 + 16 pp. publisher's catalogue dated August 1889. Second edition. THE FIRST TITLE IN LANG'S COLOUR FAIRY BOOK SERIES.Unsigned binding design likely by Henry Justice Ford in gold on smooth royal blue cloth. Spine with titles and a vignette of Jack and the three headed giant; black eps., a.e.g. Includes frontis., 7 full page b/w illustrations as well as over 100 textual vignettes, headpieces and tail pieces.The Blue Fairy Book (1889) contains thirty-seven tales, among them almost all of the classic fairy stories -- including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinde... View more info

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THE POETICAL WORKS OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH

By: [FOSTER, BIRKET; ABSOLON, JOHN; GODWIN, JAMES; WEIR, HARRISON (illustrations)]; BLANCHARD, E. F. (biographical note); GOLDSMITH, OLIVER

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, Bell & Daldy: 1867

Seller ID: 2437

Condition: Very good +


8vo (5¼” x 7”). pp. 186. Part of Bell & Daldy's Imperial Gift Book Series. An unsigned binding of imitation malachite boards joined by a spine of green crushed ribbed morocco spine; white coated diagonal fine rib grain moiré eps; a.e.g.Includes black and white engraved frontis. and 38 headpieces, tailpieces and vignette illustrations by Birket Foster, John Absolon, James Godwin and Harrison Weir.Materials other than cloth and leather were used for publisher's bindings in the Victorian age, including imitation malachite and tortiseshell.A very good + copy with ligh... View more info

LONDON IN SONG

By: [HYDE, WILLIAM (binding design, endpapers and decorated title page)]; WHITTEN, WILFRED (compilation)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Grant Richards: 1898

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2925

Condition: Very good +


8vo (5 ” x 7 ”). pp. 356 + 4pp. publisher's advts. Unsigned binding design by William Hyde in gold on tan linen-weave cloth of an engraved view of St. Paul's Cathedral from the South Bank, with Blackfriar's Bridge and the River Thames in the foreground. Spine with titles and a view of Big Ben from the street. Signed illustrated color endpapers, also by William Hyde, with a silhouette view of the Tower Bridge from the water on the front and a silhouette view of Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster from the water. Decorated color title page with a clever illustration showing a silhouette vi... View more info

THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD WITH A PREFACE BY AUSTIN DOBSON AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY HUGH THOMSON

By: [Thomson, Hugh. (Illustrator)]; Goldsmith, Oliver; Dobson, Austin (preface)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1890

Edition: First thus

Seller ID: 203

Condition: Very good


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 p... View more info

THE MOST DELECTABLE HISTORY OF REYNARD THE FOX

By: [TURBAYNE, ALBERT ANGUS (binding design)]; [Calderon, Frank W. (illustrations)]; JACOBS, JOSEPH

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co.: 1895

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2865

Condition: Fine


C8vo (7¼“ x 5¼”). pp. xxxi; 260 + 4 pp. publisher’s advts. Signed Albert Angus Turbayne Art Nouveau publisher’s binding in smooth green cloth with titles surrounded by a swirling briar rose containing fox, rooster and hens; lion king and fox head with titles on spine, a.e.g.Includes b/w full page frontis. with tissue guard and vignette illustrations throughout the text by W. Frank Calderon."Reynard the Fox shares with Aesop’s fables the distinction of being folk-lore raised into literature. It is a series of short stories of adventure forming a romance”. First pu... View more info