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RED-LETTER DAYS ABROAD

By: [MacDonald and Sons (binder)]; Stoddard, John L.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston, James R. Osgood and Company: 1884

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1841

Condition: Very good +


8vo (6 ”x 9 ”). pp. 202. Embossed binding design in blind on brown morocco by Macdonald and Sons of dragons in corner panels with strapwork panels forming the border of a central panel decorated in its corners with sprigs of ivy. The design is repeated on the back panel. The spine has 5 raised bands and six compartments, each with a desocrative motif in blind and double rule borders on all sides. Titles in gold on the spine; red, blue, green and orange marbled eps with turndowns decorated in a gold pointille and star pattern with border stamping; binder's stamp on the verso of the ffep at ... View more info

CHRONICLE OF THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA AGAPIDA EDITION

By: [Morse, Alice C. (cover design and decorations); Lawrence, Richard H. (illustrations) ]; Irving, Washington

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1893

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 219

Condition: Near fine


8vo (6¾" x 9"). 2 volumes. Vol I: pp.379. Vol. II: pp. 405. Each volume includes 15 photogravure illustrations after Richard H. Lawrence, each with a captioned tissue guard. t.e.g. Deckle edge. Binding design in pale green, pale pink and gilt on white cloth by Alice C. Morse. End paper and decorative border designs also thought to be by Ms. Morse. Includes the scarce paper lined blue-grey cloth dust jackets with titles stamped in gold on each spine. t.e.g. Original ribbon markers present. Dubansky 93-2. View more info

JUMP TO GLORY JANE

By: [NEW FOREST SHAKERS]; [SUFFRAGE]; [HOUSMAN, LAURENCE (binding design, text design and illustrations)]; Meredith, George; Quilter, Harry (arrangement)

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: London, Swan, Sonnenschein & Co.: 1892

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1705

Condition: Near fine


C8vo (5 ” x 7½”). pp. [37]. A HOUSMAN A.L.S. LAID IN. Unsigned binding design by Laurence Housman in red over cream paper covered boards of the titles and three instances of Jane "jumping" -- her elevation by the holy spirit, represented by Housman on the cover as the ball of red spots that supports and surrounds Jane; an uneven double rule in red frames Housman's central design on the tip and front edges only. The titles on the spine in red only. Includes frontis. and seven additional black and white full pages illustrations as well as 36 additional black and white vignette and ... View more info

BOLANYO

By: [Parrish, Maxfield (binding design)]; Read, Opie

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chicago, Rand, McNally & Company: 1902

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 522

Condition: Near fine


C8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. 266. Unsigned binding design by Maxfield Parrish in black and white on gold cloth. t.e.g. The character portrayal of a Mississippi State Senator who lives in the old Missippi River town of Bolanyo. Parrish believed that a binding design should have a direct eye catching, poster quality to it (Ludwig p.25). Parrish's design of a southern gentleman with a small town behind him certainly has this quality. Scarce. View more info

PROVERBS IN PORCELAIN

By: [Partridge, Bernard (binding design and illustrations)]; Dobson, Austin

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Kegan, Paul Trench, Trübner & Co.: 1893

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1822

Condition: Near fine


8vo (6" x 8½"). pp. [111]. Dark red cloth with binding design after title page illustration by Bernard Partridge. Includes fronits. and 23 additional line illustrations by Bernard Partridge; a.e.g. Dobson's second book of miscellaneous English verse, where he introduces the French verse forms of rondel, rondeau and villanelle. A charming sequence of poetry. A near fine copy with slight darkening to the spine. A Cranford Derivative. Balston IIG2. Colbeck: Dobson 57 View more info

PROVERBS IN PORCELAIN

By: [Partridge, Bernard (illustrations)]; Dobson, Austin

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Kegan, Paul Trench, Trübner & Co.: 1893

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 793

Condition: Fine


8vo (6" x 8½"). pp. [111]. Dark green cloth on beveled boards with binding design after title page illustration by Bernard Partridge. Includes fronits. and 23 additional line illustrations by Bernard Partridge. Dobson's second book of miscellaneous English verse, where he introduces the French verse forms of rondel, rondeau and villanelle. A charming sequence of poetry A Cranford Derivative. Balston IIG2. Colbeck: Dobson 57. View more info

AMOS JUDD

By: [Richards, Amy (binding design); Keller, Arthur (illustrator)]; Mitchell, John Ames

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 849

Condition: Very good +


8vo (5¼” x 7¼”). pp. [252]. A signed Amy Richards binding design of intertwined rose vines in two shades of textured gold on red-brown cloth, with the rose motif and titles repeated in gold on the spine. t.e.g. deckled edges. Includes color title page vignette and 7 additional color illustrations by Arthur Keller. A seven-year-old rajah is smuggled out of war torn India to save his life and is brought to America for safety, where he is brought up as "Amos Judd", ignorant of his origins. A beautiful copy of this classic Amy Richards design with slight fading to the spine. Printe... View more info

THE TRANSFIGURATION OF MISS PHILURA

By: [Richardson, Rome (binding design); Brown, Ethel Pennewill (illustrator)]; Kingsley, Florence Morse

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls Company: 1911

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 659

Condition: Very good +


8vo (5½" x 8½"). pp. [76]. Signed binding design by Rome K. Richardson in gold and dark green on bright green cloth. Includes color frontis. and three additional color illustrations by Ethel Pennewill Brown. A special holiday edition of the popular book about a spinster who asks a psychic force to send her a husband. Richardson's binding design of intertwined flowers and ribbons was also used as a decorative border in pale green for each page.A bright copy with faint rubbing to the extremities and a slight bump to one corner. View more info

LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME AND OTHER PROSE PIECES

By: [RICKETTS, CHARLES (binding design)]; WILDE, OSCAR; ROSS, ROBERT (editor)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1908

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1816

Condition: Very good +


D8vo (5¾” x 8¼”). pp. [266]. Limited edition. 1 of 1000 copies on handmade paper. Volume VII of the First Collected Edition, and issued individually as part of a set. Unsigned binding design by Charles Ricketts first used on Methuen's 1905 limited edition of De Profundis in gold on white buckram of the titles and three Japanese Mon-like circles, with one containing a bird escaping through prison bars, the second containing the freed bird, and the third containing ocean waves and a star. Includes the cast list for the first production of the play in 1895. Titles in gold on the spine. Hand... View more info

AN IDEAL HUSBAND A PLAY

By: [RICKETTS, CHARLES (binding design)]; WILDE, OSCAR; ROSS, ROBERT (editor)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1908

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1829

Condition: Very good +


D8vo (5¾” x 8¼”). pp. 239. Limited edition. 1 of 1000 copies on handmade paper. Volume V of the First Collected Edition, and issued individually as part of a set. Unsigned binding design by Charles Ricketts in gold on white buckram of the titles and three Japanese Mon-like circles, with one containing a bird escaping through prison bars, the second containing the freed bird, and the third containing ocean waves and a star. Titles in gold on the spine. Handmade paper with deckled edges; t.e.g. The text for the First Collected Edition of Wilde's works was taken in most instances from the ... View more info

POEMS DRAMATIC AND LYRICAL: BY LORD DE TABLEY SECOND SERIES

By: [RICKETTS, CHARLES and LEIGHTON, SON AND HODGE (binding design)]; Warren, John Byrne Leicester, 3rd Baron de Tabley (Lord De Tabley)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, John Lane (Bodley Head): 1895

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1824

Condition: Very good


C8vo (5¼” x 7¾”). pp. 160 + 16 pp. publisher's catalogue. Limited to 550 copies. Signed binding by Charles Ricketts, and also signed by his binder, Leighton, Son and Hodge, on olive green smooth cloth with floating hearts ending in dots at their bottom point, with a large decorated heart in the upper right corner containing an angel with a lyre. The design is surrounded with a double rule border on three of the four sides and a double rule border on the joint side. The book is uniform with Ricketts design for the first series of de Tabley's dramatic and lyrical poems issued in 1893. T... View more info

THE GENTLE READER

By: [Rogers, Bruce (book design)]; Crothers, Samuel McChord

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1903

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1159

Condition: Very Good +


8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. 321. Half red calf over pale red cloth. Five raised bands and gilt ruled compartments on spine. Original ribbon marker, t.e.g. Humorous and thought provoking reflections of literary themes including the enjoyment of poetry, the mission of humor, the honorable points of ignorance and the hinterlands of science among others. Book design by Bruce Rogers while he worked for the Riverside Press. Bound for the Old Corner Bookstore, Boston. The Work of Bruce Rogers (1939) 90; Haas 50. Avery good + copy. View more info

DE PARIS A LA MER. VOYAGE D'UN PETIT PARISIEN.

By: [Rudnicki, Léon (binding design); Souze, Paul (binding design engraving)]; De Tours, Constant (Constant Chmielenski)

Price: $1,450.00

Publisher: Paris, Société Française D'Éditions D'Art: (1898)

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1079

Condition: Very good +


Folio (10¼" x 13¼"). pp. 293. A signed binding design by Léon Rudnicki engraved (and signed) by Paul Souze in green, black, yellow, white, gold and silver on brick red cloth of the river Seine winding through the French countryside to Paris in the distance. A barge with sails and oars is in the foreground with the motto of the City of Paris, "Fluctuat Nec Mergitur" ("Tossed but not sunk") emblazoned on its foresail. Includes black and white engraved illustrations as textual vignettes as well as full page and half page illustrations on almost every page, and an alphab... View more info

CAPTAIN FRACASSE

By: [Sacker, Amy (binding design); Mongin, A. (etchings); Delort, Charles (paintings)]; Gautier, Théophile; Beam, Ellen Murray (translator)

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Boston, L. C. Page and Company: 1901

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 1232

Condition: Very Good


8vo (5¾" x 8¼"). Holiday Edition. Signed binding design by Amy Sacker in gold on pale green silk cloth of stylized iris placed horizontally on the cover with titles beneath the first and forth iris; titles and smaller iris motif in gold on the spine. Considered by Gullans an Espey to be Sacker's masterpiece. The swashbuckling story of Baron de Sigognac, an impoverished Gascon nobleman, who decides to join a group of travelling players and takes the name Captain Fracasse.A lovely set of Sacker's magnum opus, with sun fading to the spine and joints as usual for the silk binding cloth ... View more info

RAMONA A STORY

By: [Sacker, Amy (binding design); Sandham, Henry (illustrator)]; Jackson, Helen Hunt; Coolidge, Susan (Sarah Chauncey Woolsey) (introduction)

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1900

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1368

Condition: near fine


8vo (5¾" x 8¼"). Monterey Edition. 2 volumes with original dust jackets and slipcase. Volume I: pp. 310; frontis. + 12 tinted illustrations, each with captioned double tissue guards and 14 decorative headings all after drawings by Henry Sandham. Volume II: pp. 308; 12 tinted illustrations, each with captioned double tissue guards and 12 decorative headings all after drawings by Henry Sandham. Signed Art Nouveau floral binding design by Amy Sacker in green, yellow and gold inside a gold double-ruled border. Floral motif repeated on the spine. Books in paper-backed blue cloth dust jack... View more info

A THOUSAND MILES UP THE NILE

By: [Sacker, Amy (binding design)]; Edwards, Amelia B.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Boston, L. C. Page and Company: 1897

Edition: Second American Edition

Seller ID: 779

Condition: Very good +


8vo (5½” x 8”). pp. 468. Later printing of this edition. An unsigned Amy Sacker binding design in gold on cream colored cloth of intertwining floral motifs surrounding the titles and a felucca in water. t.e.g. Includes 10 photogravure illustrations and 76 additional illustrations (some hand-drawn by the author) of the objects, people and places discussed in the text.Originally written in 1877, this travelogue of Edwards' journey incorporates history, Egyptology and cultural descriptions into a delightful narrative. A best seller in its time, the book was released in a second editi... View more info

LITTLE JOURNEYS ABROAD

By: [Sacker, Amy (binding design, and two headpieces); Boughton, George H.; Johnson, E. K.; Wiles, Irving R.; Holzer, J. A.; Drake, Will H. (illustrations)]; Warren, Mary Bowers

Price: $200.00

Publisher: BOSTON, Joseph Knight Company: 1895 (1894)

Seller ID: 1388

Condition: Near fine


8vo (5” x 7½”). pp. 313. An unsigned Amy Sacker binding design in gold on smooth dark green colored cloth of intertwining floral motifs surrounding the titles t.e.g. Includes 60 black and white illustrations by Boughton, Johnson, Wiles, Holzer and Drake; a.e.g. An unusual instance of a binding design attribution inside the book. Sacker also contributes the headpieces for the table of contents and the list of illustrations pages. A series of brief sketches of travel in turn of the century France, Germany, Switzerland, Algiers and England. Near fine with faint rubbing to the extremiti... View more info

LALLA ROOKAH AN ORIENTAL ROMANCE

By: [TENNIEL, JOHN (illustrations); THE BROTHERS DALZIEL, WOODS, H. N. (wood engraving); SULMAN, T. (ornamental Persian designs)]; Moore, Thomas

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: ND [1886]

Edition: Later printing

Seller ID: 1786

Condition: Near fine


8vo (5 ” x 8¼”). pp. 336. Three-quarters red morocco over red linen with single rule gold borders. Spine with five gold pointelle decorated raised bands and six compartments with titles and central clover motifs surrounded by double ruled borders all in gold; marbled grey endpapers, t.e.g. Includes 69 illustrations after John Tenniel engraved on wood by the Brothers Dalziel with 4 wood engraved plates and 1 color plate of full page Persian designs after Sulman. Lalla Rookh consists of four narrative poems with a connecting tale in prose that describe a princess’s trip from Delhi to Cas... View more info

SHADOWINGS

By: [Thayer, Lee (binding design)]; Hearn, Lafcadio

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1901

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1534

Condition: Near fine


8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. 268 + 4pp. publisher's adverts. Unsigned binding design by Lee Thayer (for the Decorative Designers) of realistic waterlilies in gold, light blue and light green blue on dark blue cloth. The color of the cloth is skillfully used to realize the design. Includes 5 black and white plate. Six short stories adapted or translated from Japanese; a study of Japanese Cicadas, Japanese female names and Japanese songs. Considered one of the Decorative Designers most brilliant achievements. A near fine copy with slight darkening to the spine and toning to the eps. Finlay 5... View more info

VANITY FAIR A NOVEL WITHOUT A HERO

By: [Thayer, Lee (cover design); Merrill, Frank T. (illustrator)]; Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $375.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co.: 1893

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1590

Condition: Near fine


8vo (6” x 8¼”). 2 volumes in 1. Vol. 1: p. 357; 10 illustrations by F.T. Merrill. Vol. 2: pp. 342; 8 illustrations by F. T. Merrill. An unsigned Lee Thayer (Decorative Designers) binding design in gold and blue on olive green cloth of titles and a repeating pattern of peacock feather eyes, bordered by a single gold rule. Spine with tiles and a repeat of peacock motif on the spine. Published as a single volume in 1848, the novel follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Emmy Sedley and their families during and after the Napoleonic Wars. Thackeray subtitles it A Novel Without A Hero as he wan... View more info