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RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM; THE ASTRONOMER-POET OF PERSIA

By: FITZGERALD, EDWARD; VEDDER, ELIHU (binding design, endpaper design and illustrations)

Price: $800.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1894

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2546

Condition: Very good +


First Thus. 8vo (6 1/2” x 8 1/2”). Holiday Edition; Third printing. 58 unpaginated French fold illustrated leaves + 61 pp. text. IN EXCEPTIONALLY SCARCE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. Signed binding by Elihu Vedder; t.e.g. Includes black and brown illustrated endpapers and 59 full page illustrations by Elihu Vedder. The original paper dust jacket repeats the cover and spine designs in black on brown paper. Vedder's masterwork and the first fully illustrated version of the Rubaiyat incorporating both Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist sensibilities. A very good + copy w... View more info

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THE CAPTIVES: A NOVEL IN FOUR PARTS

By: [AUSTIN, F. C. (binding design and execution)]; WALPOLE, HUGH

Price: $2,250.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. Limited: 1920

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2282

Condition: Near fine


12mo (4 ” x 7 ”). pp. 470 + 2 pp. publisher's advts. A signed binding by F. C. Austin (signed in gilt at the foot of the rear lower turn-in).Decorated in gold on black morocco with a narrow rectangular inlay of red morocco and a wide inlay of green morocco on both the front and rear boards, with a large central lozenge in light brown on both boards; the central lozenge on the front board has a skillfully rendered London scene on the front board, and a pastoral country scene in the lozenge on the rear board. The spine decorated in gold with four raised bands and 5 compartments. Grey... View more info

Image for THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY; PRIODE AND PREDJUDICE; EMMA; MANSFIELD PARK; NORTHANGER ABBEY AND PERSUASION; LADY SUSAN, THE WATSONS, ETC.

THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY; PRIODE AND PREDJUDICE; EMMA; MANSFIELD PARK; NORTHANGER ABBEY AND PERSUASION; LADY SUSAN, THE WATSONS, ETC.

By: [GARRETT, EDMUND H. (illustrations)]; AUSTEN, JANE

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: (1892)

Seller ID: 2995

Condition: Very good


12mo (7 ” x 5"). 6 volumes; The Handy Library Edition.The first illustrated edition of Austen by an American illustrator of note; the the first attempt by an American illustrator to create uniform illustrations for all of Austen's novels, and the first attempt by an American illustrator to illustrate Austen's characters in the dress of the regency period.Publisher's unsigned blue half crushed navy blue morocco over gilt, blue and white marbled boards; Spines with three raised bands with titles and Art Nouveau wild rose (Rosa acicularis) motifs in gold. Blue, gold and white ma... View more info

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THE WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER Now Newly Printed

By: [Kelmscott Press; Morris, William; Cobden-Sandersen; T. J. and Eccles, David (binding design)]; Chaucer, Geoffrey

Price: $875.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2002

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1200

Condition: fine


Folio (12" x 16¾"). pp. iv; 552; [3] pp. No. 532 of 1010 copies. Full cream Nigerian goatskin blocked in gold with the original design by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, redrawn by David Eccles. Blue cloth clamshell box with leather spine label. Two blue ribbon markers; t.e.g. An extraordinary facsimile of the Kelmscott Press' masterpiece, and what many consider the most beautiful of all printed books. As noted in the colophon: "The facsimile of the Kelmscott Chaucer has been printed for the Folio Society, London by Cambridge University Press and completed on the 20th day of February... View more info

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THE BALLAD OF BEAU BROCADE AND OTHER POEMS OF THE XVIII CENTURY WITH FIFTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY HUGH THOMSON

By: [THE FRENCH BINDERS (binder); THOMSON, HUGH (illustrator)]; DOBSON, AUSTIN

Price: $625.00

Publisher: London, Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.: 1892

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2619

Condition: Good+


Royal 8vo (6¾” x 9 ”). pp. 89. RARE HAND-PAINTED COPY OF THE LIMITED LARGE PAPER EDITION.Signed binding by the French Binders (previously the Club Bindery 1895-1908) decorated in gold with a central floral filigree design on red crushed levant. Spine with five bands and the titles in gold. Full red crushed levant doublures with a single rule and a hatched border; cream watered silk eps; original hand-painted vellum wraps bound in; a.e.g.Includes with 26 hand-colored plates on Japan vellum and 24 additional hand-painted vignette illustrations by Hugh Thomson on hand-mounted... View more info

EVELINA TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL HUGH THOMSON PEN AND INK DRAWING USED FOR ONE OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS

By: [THOMSON, HUGH (binding design and illustrations)]; BURNEY, FANNY(MADAME D'ARBLAY); DOBSON, AUSTIN (introduction)

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co.: 1904 (1903)

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2652

Condition: Very good +


Second Printing. C8vo (7¼“x 5¼”). pp. 477 + 2pp.Publisher's advts. Unsigned elaborate Arts and Crafts publisher’s binding by Hugh Thomson in gold on green cloth of a woman beneath a tree penning a letter on the top of an urn bearing the titles.Includes frontis. with tissue guard and over 70 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson, including headpieces, tailpieces, historiated initials and textual vignettes. a.e.g.WITH Single sheet (12¾” x 10½”) original drawing for the illustration on p.113 in ink over pencil, and signed by Thomson in the lower right-... 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