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THE BOOK THIEF

By: ZUSAK, MARCUS

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2016

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1888

Condition: Fine


8vo (6 ” x 9¼”). 10th Anniversary edition. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. pp. 551 + 30 pp. bonus material. Zusak's international bestselling story of the power of words and reading and their transformative effect on a young foster child growing up in Nazi Germany. This 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author’s writing notebook. The Book Thief was the basis for a 2013 film starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and Sophie Nélisse. The present copy is inscribed to "Mary" by the author.... View more info

SELECTIONS FROM THE POETRY OF ROBERT HERRICK (SELECTIONS FROM THE HESPERIDES & NOBLE NUMBERS OF ROBERT HERRICK) WITH DRAWINGS BY EDWIN A. ABBEY

By: [Abbey, Edwin Austin (cover design and illustrations)]; Herrick, Robert

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1882

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1281

Condition: Very good +


Large 4to (9½" x 12"). pp. 188. IN ORIGINAL GIFT BOX. Unsigned binding design by Edwin Austin Abbey in gold, chartreuse, red and black of a radiating sun and floating flowers extending around the spine to the rear board on beige cloth. a.e.g. Includes pictorial title page, 42 full page wood engraved illustrations as well as wood engraved head and tail vignette illustrations after Abbey. The gift box has the tiles surrounded by a rococo style border. A portion of the original paper wrapper is present. This was Abbey's first book, and its popularity pushed Abbey's work to the forefron... View more info

THE BASTILLE

By: [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design and title page design)]; Bingham, Denis Arthur; Perkins, James Breck (Preface)

Price: $375.00

Publisher: New York, James Pott & Co.: 1901

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1679

Condition: Very good +


8vo (5½" x 8¼"). IN ORIGINAL DJs AND CASE. 2 volumes. Vol. I: pp. 478; frontis and 17 photogravure illustrations of historic art work each with captioned tissue guard. Vol: II: pp. 498. frontis. and 15 photogravure illustrations of historic art work each with captioned tissue guard. Includes original slipcase, cloth dust jackets, and ribbon markers. Signed Margaret Armstrong binding design in gold of a repeated key design surrounding titles within a scroll on scarlet cloth. Spine with repeated crown design surrounded by flourishes repeated on the spine of the matching scarlet paper-... View more info

THE CHIMES

By: [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design and title page); Coburn, Frederick Simpson (illustrator and decorations)]; Dickens, Charles

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1911

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 602

Condition: fine


12mo (5¼” x 7½”). Holiday Edition. Unsigned binding design and signed title page likely by Margaret Armstrong. Decorations, full page color frontis., 3 additional full page color illustrations and 11 full page black and white illustrations by Frederick Simpson Coburn. a.e.g. Dickens' 1844 Christmas story of Toby "Trotty" Veck, a poor, working class man who has lost his faith in humanity. He is visited on New Year's eve by spirits to restore his faith. Although this Margaret Armstrong design is not in GE, OCLC tentatively attributes the design to her. Scarce in this condition. View more info

THE UNKNOWN QUANTITY A BOOK OF ROMANCE AND SOME HALF-TOLD TALES

By: [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Jones, Garth (decorations and illustrations); Chapman, Charles S. (illustrations) and Ivanowski, Sigismond (illustrations)]; Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 826

Condition: Very Good +


8vo (5" x 7¾"). pp. [296]. Early printing. Signed binding design by Margaret Armstrong of an orange tree with flowers and fruit in two shades of textured gold, white and orange surrounding titles over dark blue cloth. Frontis. and 6 tinted black and white illustrations by Garth Jones, Charles S. Chapman and Sigismond Ivanowski. Line drawn title page and head and tail pieces throughout in a fanciful Arts & Crafts style reminiscent of Howard Pyle by Garth Jones. t.e.g and deckle edge. A series of stories that possess a haunting, elusive quality that Van Dyke dubs "The Unknown Quantity". A fre... View more info

THE TENT ON THE BEACH AND DRAMATIC LYRICS

By: [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Woodbury, Charles H. (illustrator); Woodbury, Marcia O. (illustrator)]; Whittier, John Greenleaf

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1899

Seller ID: 1154

Condition: fine


8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. 110. Signed pictorial binding design in textured gilt by Margaret Armstrong. Frontis. and 11 illustrations from designs by Charles H. Woodbury and Marcia O. Woodbury, each with captioned tissue guard. Maroon eps.; t.e.g. BAL 22368; GE 308. Scarce in this condition. View more info

THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BONNEVILLE VSA IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND THE FAR WEST DIGESTED FROM HIS JOURNAL AND ILLUSTRATED FROM VARIOUS OTHER SOURCES

By: [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design, title page and border designs)]; Irving, Washington

Price: $500.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1898

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 621

Condition: Very good +


8vo (6¼" x 9¼"). Pawnee Edition. 2 volumes with original cloth dust jackets. Vol. I: pp.339; frontis. and 13 additional illustrations, each with captioned tissue guard. Vol. II: pp. 237; frontis; 13 additional illustrations, each with captioned tissue guard, and a fold-out map. Binding design, title page design and border design by Margaret Armstrong. Washington Irving used Bonneville's notes and maps to create his non-fiction account of Benjamin de Bonneville's (1796 – 1878) expedition for the U.S. Army from Missouri to Oregon that began in 1832. De Bonneville eventually att... View more info

RIP VAN WINKLE AND THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

By: [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design, title page design); Coburn, Frederick Simpson (illustrations)]; Irving, Washington

Price: $625.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1899

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1500

Condition: Near fine


8vo (5½” x 7¾”). Designed to be sold both as a set and individually and therefore do not have volume markings. Rip Van Winkle: pp. v; 115; 7 plates. Legend of Sleepy Hollow: pp. v; 191; 8 plates. Signed Margaret Armstrong line block binding design of 21 tulips and titles in gold on dark red buckram with the tulip motif repeated 4 times on the spine with titles (identical design on each volume). Signed Margaret Armstrong title page in each volume, and five different Margaret Armstrong decorative borders in rose and pale green repeated throughout each volume. Each volume contains full pag... View more info

RIP VAN WINKLE

By: [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design, title page design); Coburn, Frederick Simpson (illustrations)]; Irving, Washington

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1899

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1728

Condition: Very good


8vo (5½” x 7¾”). pp. v; 115; 7 plates. Signed Margaret Armstrong binding design of 21 tulips in red, yellow and green and titles in gold on white buckram with the tulip motif repeated 4 times on the spine with titles. Signed Margaret Armstrong title page and five different Margaret Armstrong decorative borders in rose and pale green repeated throughout. Each volume contains full page black and white plates by Coburn and vignette illustrations on the verso of each textual page. Decorated eps with a repeating design of smoking pipes, wine goblets and a covered pitcher. t.e.g. This Armst... View more info

THE VOYAGE OF THE RATTLETRAP

By: [Ball, Thomas Watson (binding design); Wilder, Herbert Merrill (illustrator)]; Carruth, Hayden

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1235

Condition: Near fine


12mo (4½" x 6¾"). pp. 207. Unsigned binding design by Thomas Watson Ball in white, light blue, dark blue and gold on sage green cloth likely produced using an arming press to produce an increased depth to the design. Includes frontis. and 36 additional vignettte and full page illustrations in black and white by H. M. Wilder. A humorous narrative of a trip taken through the Dakotas in a prarire schooner by two young men, a boy, two horses, a pony, and a dog named Snoozer.An appealing binding design influenced by Bradley's design for In Russet and Silver, with the trees in the foregrou... View more info

THE COMPLETE ANGLER OR THE CONTEMPLATIVE MAN'S RECREATION of IZAAK WALTON AND CHARLES COTTON. with lives of the authors, and variorum notes, historical and practical; to which are added papers on fishing-tackle, fishing stations, etc.

By: [Bewick, Thomas; Cruikshank, George; and others (illustrations)]; Walton, Izaak; Cotton, Charles; Jesse, Edward (editor); Bohn, Henry G. (notes and appendix)

Price: $625.00

Publisher: London, Henry G. Bohn: 1856

Seller ID: 1402

Condition: Very good


8vo (5” x 7½”). pp. 496. First Jesse edition. Half maroon morocco over marbled boards with gilt double rules at each seam. Spine has 5 raised bands, each defined with a double rule on either side and pointillé work on the top of each band; compartments contain titles and fishing themed decorations. Marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Frontis. of portrait of Walton engraved by Robinson after Housman; Frontis. portrait of Cotton after Lely and illustrated title page for Cotton 's 1676 The Complete Angler: part II (p. 339). Includes 26 steel-engraved plates by various artists and engravers of the per... View more info

THE QUEST OF THE GOLDEN GIRL A ROMANCE

By: [Bradley, Will (binding design)]; Le Gallienne, Richard

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, John Lane: The Bodley head: 1897 (1896)

Edition: Fifth edition

Seller ID: 477

Condition: Very good +


8vo (5" x 7¾"). pp. 308 + 16 pp. publisher's catalogue. An unsigned Will Bradley design inspired by Housman of repeated pattern of woman's head with interconnecting swirl and knot work in gold on dark green cloth. Motif repeated on spine. BOSTON BOOKBINDING stamp and Brentano's label to the bottom edge of the rear paste-down, with a Brentano's order form for Fothergill's The First Violin laid in. t.e.g. The story of a man who turns 30 and decides to go and look for the perfect woman. A very good + copy with faint rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, and a small bump to the t... View more info

FRINGILLA OR TALES IN VERSE WITH SUNDRY DECORATIVE PICTURINGS BY WILL H. BRADLEY

By: [Bradley, William H. (binding design, decorations and illustrations)]; Blackmore, Richard Doddridge

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Cleveland, The Burrows Brothers Company: 1895

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1321

Condition: Very good +


8vo (6 3/8” x 9 1/8”). pp. 129 + Epilogue. Limited issue, this copy being no. 401 of 600 copies on handmade paper. Quarter linen over pale blue, paper covered boards. Signed binding design of a maiden and tree by Will H. Bradley in black and red on front board; the rear board has an unsigned title lettering design by Bradley in black and red. Includes illustrated endpapers, ornamental borders, plates and a double title page all designed and signed by Will H. Bradley. A collection of Blackmore's (Lorna Doone) narrative poetry largely concerned with an exploration of the amorous adventures... View more info

FOR YOU PRESENTED WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF AGENCY FOR GARLAND STOVES AND RANGES

By: [Bradley, William H. (Cover design)]; Chapman, Arthur (words); Smith, Sydney (music)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Detroit, Chicago, Buffalo, New York City, Michigan Stove Company: 1896

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1332

Condition: Very Good


Folio (9¾” x 13½”). Signed Art Nouveau cover design by Will Bradley. One of three sheet music covers Bradley designed for the Michigan Stove Company that year. A lovely copy of this lovely piece of Art Nouveau. A very good copy with toning throughout and chipping to the corners. An extraordinary survival of this scarce Bradley cover design. View more info

THE INTERNATIONAL STUDIO SEPTEMBER, 1897 Vol. II No. 7

By: [Bradley, William H. (cover design)]; Holme, Charles (editor)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, John Lane The Bodley Head: September, 1897

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1399

Condition: Very good


4to (8½” x 12”). Signed Art Nouveau cover design of three women and doves by Will Bradley in dark green on beige wraps. This design certainly informed his designs for The Romance of Zion Chapel (1898) and Young Lives (1899). A very good copy with a news vendor stamp on bottom left of front cover with owndership mark in pencil on upper edge of fron cover. Both covers detached with chipping to the spine paper. Bambace p.140. View more info

THE ADVENTURE OF LADY URSULA A COMEDY IN FOUR ACTS

By: [Bradley,Will (binding design)]; Hope, Anthony (Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, R. H. Russell: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 531

Condition: Very good


8vo (6½" x 9½"). pp.125. Unsigned binding design attributed to Will Bradley of silver chrysanthemums inside a double ruled border on grey cloth. Design repeated on rear board. Five black and white photogravure illustrations of Virginia Harned and Edward H. Southern in their leading roles in this play by Sir Anthony Hope. Floriated initial caps, headpieces and tailpieces; deckle edges; t.e.g. unopened. A bright and pleasing copy with a few small scratches to the front bottom corner. Bambace A38. View more info

THE GOLDEN POPPY

By: [Bull, T.V.H. (binding design)]; Smith, Emory Evans

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Palo Alto (CA), San Francisco News Company: 1902

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1578

Condition: Very good


8vo (6” x 8¾”). pp. [232]. Signed Art Nouveau binding design by T. V. H. Bull of the California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica), flowers and buds on swirling stems in gold on green cloth; spine with titles and two poppy motifs in gold. Purple floral endpapers with a gold. A labor of love by Stanford University Professor of Horticulture Emory Evans, this beautiful book that looks at the history and influence of the California poppy on the arts and culture, through a series of articles and a collection of poetry and verse about the flower. Includes two color illustrations (frontis. and p... View more info

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL AND THE RIVALS

By: [Charles E. Lauriat Company (binding); Sullivan, Edmund J. (binding design and illustrations)]; Sheridan, Richard Brinsley

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1896

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1871

Condition: Near fine


First thus. C8 (5¼” x 7¾”). pp. 365. Second printing. Signed Lauriat binding in navy blue half morocco with gold rule borders over linen weave cloth in light blue. Spine with five decorated raised bands with each compartment containing a central filigree motif and double rule borders with circular corner motifs. Marbled endpapers in pale blue, yellow, green and pink; t.e.g. Includes frontispiece and 49 full-page black and white illustrations by Edmund J. Sullivan. Part of Macmillan's "Cranford Series". Two comedies of manners by Sheridan satirizing 18th century English society. ... View more info

A MAN, A WOMAN, AND A DOG

By: [Chesworth, Frank (binding design and title page illustration)]; Suthers, Robert B.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, The Clarion Newspaper/Walter Scott: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 371

Condition: Very good


12mo (4½" x 6¾"). pp. [251]. t.e.g. deckled edges. A signed Frank Chesworth binding design with a repeating pattern in gold of fish jumping through waves. Title page design also signed by Chesworth. A comic take on a young marriage at the turn of the century from the husband's perspective. An attractive copy with light rubbing at the extremities and light foxing to the fore-edge and endpapers. Scarce. View more info

NURSE AND SPY IN THE UNION ARMY THE ADVENTURES AND EXPERIENCES OF A WOMAN IN HOSPITALS, CAMPS, AND BATTLE-FIELDS

By: [Civil War; Women's History]; Edmonds, S. Emma E. (Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmondson)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Hartford, W. S. Williams and Company: 1864

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1061

Condition: Very Good


8vo (5½” x 8½”). pp. 384. Original publisher's brown cloth stamped with border decorations in blind on both boards; Titles stamped in gilt on spine. Includes engraved frontis. of the author by George E. Perine and 8 additional engraved illustrations. A historical narrative of Sarah Edmondson's time serving as a soldier in the Union army during the Civil War.At this time, women were not permitted to enlist, so Edmondson cross-dresses as a man and assumed the identity of "Private Franklin Thompson" who served as a male nurse interspersed with stints as a Union spy. While serving ... View more info