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LIFE, LETTERS AND JOURNALS

By: Alcott, Louisa May; Cheney, Ednah D. (editor)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Boston, Roberts Brothers: 1889

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1686

Condition: Very good +


8vo (5” x 7”). pp. 404 + 8 pp. publisher's advts. First printing. Brown publisher's cloth stamped with an arrangement of black decorated rules, a black oak branch entwined in ivy. Spine decorated with rules in red, gold and black, and a gold four-leaf clover on a red and black fillet, corresponding to BAL's binding number 1. White eps stamped with a green floral pattern Includes frontis. portrait of Alcott with facsimile inscription as well as two additional illustrations and a facsimile of Miss Alcott's writing and a facsimile of the preface to the new edition of Alcott's Modern Mephistop... View more info

"POSSON JONE' " AND PÈRE RAPHAËL WITH A NEW WORD SETTING FORTH HOW AND WHY THE TWO TALES ARE ONE

By: Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Arthurs, Stanley M. (illustrator)]; Cable, George W.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1909

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 850

Condition: Near fine


8vo (5¼” x 7¼”). pp. 162. Signed binding design by Margaret Armstrong in cream, aquamarine and gold on cerulean cloth. t.e.g. deckled edges. Includes color title page vignette and 8 full page color illustrations by Stanley M. Arthurs. A Scribner Holiday Edition of Cable's Creole short stories. A charming signed Margaret Armstrong binding design with faint fading to the spine. Scarce in near fine condition. BAL 2377; GE 59. View more info

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE MGM PHOTOPLAY EDITION

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $375.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (ca 1940)

Edition: Photoplay Edition

Seller ID: 1709

Condition: Very good


8vo (5 ” x 8½”). pp. 364. IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. Orange woven cloth with titles in blue foil on cover and spine. Original dust jacket with a photograph of Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier from the MGM film with titles in pink and white on front panel, and photographic images of the co-stars of the film on the rear panel. Includes a frontis. of one of the scenes from the film. The 1940 MGM production of Pride and Prejudice was the first feature film version of Austen's most popular novel (TCM.com; accessed 11 October 2017), and was directly responsible for the increased readership of ... View more info

DRAMAS, TRANSLATIONS AND OCCASIONAL POEMS

By: Barbarina, Lady Dacre

Price: $750.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1821

Edition: First

Seller ID: 862

Condition: Very good


8vo (5¾” x 9¼”). PRESENTATION COPY WITH INSCRIPTION BY THE AUTHOR. Privately printed. 2 volumes: Vol 1: errata; 249. Vol. 2: 269. In original green paper covered boards with red morocco spine labels with titles in gold. Inscribed by the author in volume I to Sir Gore Ouseley, 1st Baronet (1770 – 1844), a British entrepreneur, linguist and diplomat. Barbarina Brand, Lady Dacre (1768–1854), was an English poet, playwright, and translator, who was considered one of the most accomplished women of her time. In addition to her writing, she sculpted, rode, was proficient in both French a... View more info

THE AULT AND WIBORG COMPANY PRINTING INKS: POSTER JUNE, 1895

By: Bradley, William H. (artist)

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Chicago, New York, The Ault and Wiborg Company: June, 1895

Seller ID: 1312

Condition: Very Good


8½” x 12”. A signed Will Bradley letterpress Art Nouveau poster in blue, brown and black of a costumed woman holding a mask with a costumed man in the rear. Statement in text on the lower margin of Ault & Wiborg colors used in the poster: Two-Color Combination. Blue, $3.00 = 442=61. and Brown, $2.00 = 442=62.; advertising text and design for the Ault & Wiborg Company in red on verso. The Ault & Wiborg Company produced and distributed inks and lithograph supplies, and in 1890 began an advertising campaign that used letterpressed poster inserts printed with the very ink colors that the po... View more info

THE AULT AND WIBORG COMPANY PRINTING INKS: POSTER PIERROT AND PIERRETTE

By: Bradley, William H. (artist)

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Chicago, New York, October, 1896

Seller ID: 1313

Condition: fine


8 3/8” x 11 1/8”. A signed Will Bradley letterpress Art Nouveau poster in purple and black of Pierrot and Pierrette, the clown duo created by the Commedia dell'Arte, with Pierrette in the foreground and Pierrot behind her, with trees in the distance. Statement in text on the lower margin of Ault & Wiborg colors used in the poster: Pansy Bronze, 265=60. and Purple B. 326=64.; the Ault & Wiborg Company logo in red on verso. The Ault & Wiborg Company produced and distributed inks and lithograph supplies, and in 1890 began an advertising campaign that used letterpressed poster inserts print... View more info

THE AULT AND WIBORG COMPANY PRINTING INKS POSTER SEPTEMBER, 1900

By: Bradley, William H. (artist)

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, New York, Chicago, St. Louis, London, September, 1900

Seller ID: 1314

Condition: Near fine


8 1/8” x 11 1/2”. A signed Will Bradley letterpress colonial style poster in yellow, olive green, flesh, grey, red, blue and black of a design that includes flowers and putti at the top, text, a man and woman dancing in the central panel with a field of trees in the background, and the lower portion showing a basket of flowers flanked by birds, flowers and vines. Statement in text on the lower margin of Ault & Wiborg colors used in the poster: Yellow, 675-16. Olive Green, 676-54. Flesh Tint, 677-50. Grey Tint, 677-69. Red, 674-65. Blue Tint, 678-53. Black, 633-61.; Ault & Wiborg Company a... View more info

THE AULT AND WIBORG COMPANY PRINTING INKS POSTER AUGUST, 1900

By: Bradley, William H. (artist)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, New York, Chicago, St. Louis, London, August, 1900

Seller ID: 1345

Condition: Near fine


8 1/8” x 11 1/2”. A signed Will Bradley letterpress colonial style poster in red, light brown, olive green, red brown and black of a central design of roosters facing each other across an apple tree in a planter, with text above and below, and all within a decorative border. Statement in text on the lower margin of Ault & Wiborg colors used in the poster: Red, 669-20. Light Brown 671-26. Olive Green 672-15. Red Brown, 672-71. Black, 633-61. Ault & Wiborg Company advertisement The Bargain Counter Kind is Never Economical in black on verso. The Ault & Wiborg Company produced and distribu... View more info

THE BURDEN OF ENGELA A BALLAD - EPIC

By: Buckton, A. M.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 789

Condition: Very good +


C8 (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. 144 + 37 pp. publisher's catalog. Inscribed and signed by the author. Unsigned publisher's binding design of a striking Arts & Crafts design of an oak tree (and acorns) on the right and an orange tree (?) on the left in gold on smooth dark blue cloth. t.e.g. A series of lyrical ballads about a Transvaal farm during the second Boer War as seen through the eyes of a woman named Engela de Waal.An attractive copy with slight offsetting to gilt on front board, minimal rubbing to the extremities and faint foxing on prelims. View more info

THE PROPER DECORATION OF BOOK COVERS THE LIFE AND WORK OF ALICE C. MORSE

By: Dubansky, Mindell

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, The Grolier Club: 2008

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1268

Condition: Fine


Large 4to (9¼” x 12”). pp. 107. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Original maroon paper wraps with gold titles and decorated in a deep maroon using Morse's original designs that continue to the rear cover; set in Rilke types from the Nonpareil Typefoundry and printed by the Capitol OffsetCompany; the entire prooduction was designed by Jerry Kelly. A wonderful reference for anyone interested in 19th century book cover design. Includes a complete catalogue of Alice C. Morse's design work lavishly illustrated with color photographs, as well as discussion and photographs of some influential work of bot... View more info

CHAIM GROSS WATERCOLORS AND DRAWINGS

By: GROSS, Chaim (illustrations); WERNER, Alfred (text)

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 995

Condition: Very good +


Oblong Quarto (11” x 11¾”). pp. 162. SIGNED WITH DRAWING BY CHAIM GROSS. In original dust jacket. A review of Gross' development as an artist in two-dimensional media, and includes a section devoted to excerpts from his sketchbooks. Chaim Gross (1904 - 1991) was a American artist and educator of the Modernist Movement who trained at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design and The Art Students League of New York, and was known for his work in the graphic arts and sculpture.This volume contains 220 of Gross' drawings and watercolors that includes watercolors of circus and theater perform... View more info

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ALLUSION AND IMAGERY IN THE BOOK ART OF SARAH WYMAN WHITMAN

By: KITTS, ADRIENNE HOROWITZ

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alexandria (VA), Austin Abbey Rare Books: 2018

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1893

Condition: Fine


8vo (6" x 9"). pp. 86. A catalogue and small reference work devoted entirely to the book art of Sarah Wyman Whitman. It contains analyses of a subset of Whitman’s aesthetic tracts and skeuomorphic designs and details some of the sources in art and nature that inspired those designs. The catalogue is a booklet in full color and contains images of the book exteriors, endpapers, title pages, title page devices, and artistic sources discussed. The cover is a photo reproduction of one of Whitman’s most important designs. View more info

THE EARTHLY PARADISE

By: Morris, William.

Price: $475.00

Publisher: London, Ellis & White: 1873

Seller ID: 1121

Condition: Very good +


12mo (5¼" x 7½"). 4 volumes. Vol I: pp. [344]; Vol II: pp. [335]; Vol III: [527]; Vol IV: pp. [443]. Seventh edition of Vol I and II and fifth edition of Vol III and IV. Each volume has the vignette design after Burne-Jones on the title page and on the final page. Maroon half-morocco over maroon, cream, tan and gold marbled boards. Five raised bands with floral decorations in gold in each compartment; original ribbon markers; t.e.g. The Earthly Paradise has a rather complicated publishing history; Ellis released many editions, but the text of the first edition (1868- 1870) remaine... View more info

TENNIS ORIGINS AND MYSTERIES WITH AN HISTORICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY BY ROBERT W. HENDERSON, NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

By: Orcutt, William Dana (book design); WHITMAN, Malcolm Douglass; Outerbridge, Eugenius H. (introduction)

Price: $750.00

Publisher: New York, The Derrydale Press: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1001

Condition: Near fine


8vo (6¾” x 9½). pp. 257. LIMITED EDITION. Book design by William Dana Orcutt in half brown cloth over laid light brown paper covered boards. Titles in gold on the front board and in black on paper spine label. Two raised bands on spine. In original glassine dust jacket. One of 450 copies printed on watermarked Van Gelder Zonen paper. Includes frontis. and 27 additional illustrations.A book that provides the details and theories on the origin of the sport, written by 3 time US Open winner, Malcolm Whitman. The book is dedicated to Orcutt, who was a friend of the author and who pers... View more info

GUERRE À LA TRISTESSE [Fiesta in Pamplona]

By: PICASSO, Pablo (binding design); MORATH, Inge (photographs); AUBIER, Dominique (text)

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Paris, Robert Delpire: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 991

Condition: Near fine


4to (9¼” x 11”). pp. [146]. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE FATHER OF FRENCH NEW WAVE CINEMA AND FILM STUDIES, ANDRÉ BAZIN. Original photographic dust jacket. Unsigned binding design after a lithograph by Pablo Picasso in grey on white woven cloth. The first edition of Morath and Aubier's striking photobook of the running of the bulls at Pamploma. An English language version was published a year later as Fiesta in Pamplona. The book includes text in French by journalist and film critic Dominque Aubier and 82 heliogravures: 13 in color and 69 in black-and-white, mostly from photographs “... View more info

AMERICAN POEMS SELECTED AND ORIGINAL. Vol 1. (the only volume published; also known as "The Litchfield Anthology")

By: Smith, Elihu (editor)

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Litchfield, Collier and Buell: [1793]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 860

Condition: Good


12mo (4¾” x 7½”). pp. 304; list of subscribers [305-310]; and errata [311]. Collated and complete*. Contemporary mottled calf with gilt ruling to the spine. This copy has the printer's monogram device on the title page and the two blank leaves following [A4] as does the AAS copy.The first substantial anthology of American poetry that includes works by John Trumbull, William Dunlap, Timothy Dwight, Joel Barlow, William Livingston, Philip Freneau and Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton. Morton, a federalist era woman poet, was known by her contemporaries as the "American Sappho", and ma... View more info

SWIFTIANA SELECTIONS FROM SWIFT'S WRITINGS, TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR

By: Swift, Jonathan; Wilson, Charles Henry (editor)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, Richard Phillips: 1804

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1403

Condition: fine


12mo (4½” x 6¾”). 2 volumes in one. Vol I: 208 + 5 folded facsimile letters; Vol II: pp.237 + 3pp. publisher's advt. Includes index. Contemporary half morocco over marbled paper in early 19th C. English spot pattern (see Wolfe, plate XXVIII); spine with titles in gilt and five raised bands each delineated by double gilt rules. Endpapers in same marbled paper as the binding. t.e.g. Title page of volume I illustrated with an engraving of the bust of Dean Swift housed in St. Patrick's Cathedral; Title page of volume II illustrated with an engraving of St. Patrick's Cathedral. A collection... View more info

GLIMPSES OF THE MOON

By: WHARTON, Edith

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York and London, D. Appleton and Company: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 989

Condition: Very good +


8vo (5¼” x 7¾”). pp. 364 + 4 pp. publisher's advts. First printing. Bound in blue smooth blue cloth with titles and a single rule border both in gilt. Includes scarce original dust jacket. Wharton's novel satirizes the lives of the "bright young things" of the 1920s. The protagonists decide on a marriage of convenience so that they may tour Europe and live off the kindness of wealthy friends. They agree to an "open" relationship with the understanding that they will agree to a divorce if a better prospect emerges for either of them at a later date, but their feelings change. Glimpses of... View more info

SKETCHES OF THE WAR, BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE BRITISH ISLES INTENDED AS A FAITHFUL HISTORY OF ALL THE MATERIAL EVENTS FROM THE TIME OF THE DECLARATION IN 1812 TO AND INCLUDING THE TREATY OF PEACE IN 1815: INTERSPERSED WITH GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTIONS OF PLACES, AND BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES OF DISTINGUISHED MILITARY AND NAVAL COMMANDERS

By: Williams, Samuel; Davison, Gideon Miner

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Rutland (VT), Fay and Davison: 1815

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1553

Condition: Very good


8vo (5½”x 8¾”). Two volumes in one. Vol. I: pp. 336. Vol. II: p. [337]; battle plan opposite p. 261. Contemporary full calf with a brown spine label with a smooth spine divided into 6 compartments by gold double rules. Speckled edges. The first edition of this detailed contemporary account of the events of the War of 1812. "The Sketches" were originally issued in 8 numbers during the war, and were collected together in the present volume for the first time. The author states on the verso of the title page: "Readers, who may not have perused this work, as it progressed from ... View more info

An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of the American United States, and of the European Settlements in America and the West-Indies

By: Winterbotham, William

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York, Printed by Tiebout and O'Brien for John Reid: 1796

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1511

Condition: Very good


4to (5½”x 8¾”). 4 volume set. Vol. I: pp. 590; 1 engraved plate (opposite p.183); Vol. II: pp. 493; 1 engraved plate (opposite p. 397); Vol III: pp. 519; 4 engraved plates (opposite p. 138, 142, 145, 427) THE TOBACCO PLANT PLATE IS PRESENT; pagination errors: p. 48, 191, 236 and 296 misnumbered 28, 192, 218 and 294 as called for. Vol IV: pp. 516 + Index + list of subscribers + directions to the binder; 15 engraved plates (opposite p. 332; 333, 335; 342; 344, 360, 365, 371, 373, 383, 394, 397, 403, 404, 405); pagination errors: p. 295-296 and 318 misnumbered 285, 297 and 218 as called fo... View more info