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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 WORKS OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER; ARTIST'S EDITION.

By: WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1892

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2189

Condition: VeryGood+


8vo (6¼” x 8¾”). 7 volumes. Limited Edition. Set number 543 of 750 sets. IN THE ORIGINAL DUST JACKETS. Unsigned Sarah Wyman Whitman binding design in gold on a three piece parchment and grey silk binding; half-title and title page printed in red and black; maroon eps; t.e.g. Vol. I: p. 435; Vol II: p. 347; Vol. III: p. 376; Vol. IV: p. 429; Vol. V: p. 436; Vol. VI: p. 437; Vol. VII: p. 402. Printed on English handmade paper and Illustrated with engraved frontis. portraits as well as engravings, photogravures and etchings on India paper from drawings by Howard Pyle, Fre... View more info

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FRA ANGELICO

By: [DEAN, CHRISTOPHER (binding design)]; DOUGLAS, LANGTON

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, George Bell and Sons: 1902

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2065

Condition: Ex Library


Tall 4to (7½” x 11 ”). pp. 185. Signed Arts & Crafts binding design by Christopher Dean in dark green, white and gold on sage green linen weave cloth of lilies with their stems and leaves intertwined over a background of pebbles with a high central panel containing the titles in gold and two double rule borders. The spine has the titles in gold with a repeat of a portion of the front cover design. A study of the life and works of Fra Giovanni Angelico Da Fiesole, an Early Italian Renaissance painter and miniaturist who was also a monk in the Dominican order (thus "Fra Giovanni" ... View more info

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A WINTER HOLIDAY

By: [Meteyard, Thomas Buford (binding design)]; Carman, Bliss

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Boston, Small, Maynard and Co.: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1161

Condition: Very good


12mo (4¼" x 6¾"). pp.43. Signed binding design by T. B. Meteyard in two tones of textured silver of a narrow marsh that runs toward the sea within a panel on the left side of the cover. Signed with Meteyard's tortoise in the lower right quadrant of the design. Titles in silver above and below the panel. A small seahorse in silver on the rear board. A series of seven poems that reflect Carman's feelings about his winter holidays. 5 poems are about Carman's warm and colorful experiences in the Bahamas, while December Scituate and Winter at Tortoise Shell are about Carman's visit to Scituate, ... View more info

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THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER NOW FIRST PUT INTO MODERN ENGLISH

By: [Unidentified (binding design); Gobel, Warwick (illustrations)]; Tatlock, John S. P.; MacKaye, Percy

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 630

Condition: Very good


4to (7¼" x 10"). pp. 607 + 6 pp. publisher's advts. Unsigned binding design based on Gobel's illustration of Cleopatra's Galley at the Battle of Actium opposite page 556 with an Art nouveau style woven Dogwood floral border. Border design and titles in gilt on spine. Includes 32 full-page color illustrations after paintings by Warwick Gobel with captioned tissue guards. Buff endpapers illustrated with the pilgrims from the Canterbury tales in blue. t.e.g.A bright copy with a small drop of ink and light rubbing to the design and a degree of fading and darkening to the spine. Scarce.... View more info

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BLUE JACKETS OF '61 A HISTORY OF THE NAVY IN THE WAR OF SECESSION

By: [Unidentified (binding design); Jackson, W. C. (illustrator)]; Abbot, Willis J.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 773

Condition: Very Good


S4to (8" x 9¼"). pp. 318. Unsigned binding design in gold on blue canvas cloth with white canvas onlay. Includes frontis. and 54 additional illustrations in b/w by W. C. Jackson. A history for boys of the American Navy during the Civil War. A stunning and quite evocative binding of a tall ship sail and its rigging with titles designed to look as if made from rope, and the sail made from a cream canvas onlay to give dimensionality to the design.A handsome copy with rubbing to the extremities and rear board and a small (1/8") chip in the cloth at the lower right corner. Scarce in this ... View more info