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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 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

WHITE BUTTERFLIES AND OTHER STORIES

By: CLARK, KATE UPSON

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, J. F. Taylor and Company: 1900

Seller ID: 2832

Condition: fine


8vo (5 ” x 8"). pp. 283 + 8 pp. publisher's advts. Unsigned binding design in two tones of textured silver gilt and cream on a spring green linen weave cloth of a the titles in the lower half of the board surrounded by a "flight" of butterflies crossing a hillside with trees, with clouds and sky in the background. Spine with titles and three butterfly motif in cream and silver.A collection of 13 short stories about the hopes struggles, victories and defeats of the men and women in the backwoods of New England and the West. In a contemporary interview, the author mentioned that she fo... 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

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: $400.00

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

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A NEW SYSTEM OF MERCANTILE ARITHMETIC ADAPTED TO THE COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES, IN ITS FOREIGN RELATIONS; WITH FORMS OF ACCOUNTS, AND OTHER WRITINGS USUALLY OCCURRING IN TRADE

By: WALSH, MICHAEL; BLUNT, EDMUND M. (editor)

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Salem (MA), Cushing and Appleton: 1820

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2903

Condition: Very good +


8vo (4½” x 7”). pp. 265; 54 + 3pp. publisher's advts. Unsigned quarter calf over overmarbled printed waste, which dates to 1809; Spine with four gold rules.This exceptionally scarce American overmarbled printed waste paper binding uses printed waste from the following publication:The Legislature of Massachusetts. (1809). The Patriotick Proceedings of the Legislature of Massachusetts, During Their Session from Jan. 26, to March 4, 1809.The paper was likely marbled by the Mann Family of Dedham, Massachusetts. Originally published in Newburyport, MA in 1801, W... 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

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 PIONEER A TALE OF TWO STATES

By: [ARMSTRONG, MARGARET (binding design)]; [FISHER, HARRISON (illustrations)]; BONNER, GERALDINE

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1905

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2997

Condition: fine


8vo (5 ” x 7½”). pp. [x], [2], 392. Signed Art Nouveau binding design by Margaret Armstrong in gold, yellow, orange and light green on smooth dark blue cloth of stylized California poppies forming a frame around the titles in gold. Spine with titles in gold, and a repeat of the poppy bud motif from the front board. Includes tinted frontis. and 5 black and white illustrations by Harrison Fisher.A novel of California life in San Francisco and Sacramento during the gold-rush era.A fine copy. A scarce Armstrong binding design. Gullans and Espey 28 View more info