Category: American publisher's Bindings, 19th C.

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EGYPT; THREE ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY, RELIGION AND ART OF ANCIENT EGYPT

By: BRIMMER, MARTIN; CHAPMAN, MRS. JOHN JAY (MINNA).

Price: $975.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin Company: 1892

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2011

Condition: Good


4to (6 3/4” x 10 3/8”). pp. 86. Unsigned Sarah Wyman Whitman binding design in black on olive ooze leather of three stylized papyrus (Cyperus papyrus hadidii) stalks superimposed on the title (in Mrs. Whitman's inscriptional lettering) with the stems of the stalks forming the upright of the letter "Y", with a border of dash motifs.Includes a title page in red and black, color map of Egypt and the Nile delta, foliated initial caps and tailpieces all by Mrs. Whitman as wells as 32 illustrations after photographs by the authors; maroon eps.A collection of three essays ... View more info

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THE FLORAL GIFT; FROM NATURE AND THE HEART.

By: CHAUNCEY, MARY

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Worcester (MA), Jonathan Grout: 1847 (1846)

Seller ID: 2721

Condition: Very Good


32mo (3” x 4 3/8”). pp. 128. Unsigned striped dresscloth binding. a.e.g. Includes hand-painted frontis.; decorated half-title and a variety of engraved tailpieces. A book of early American floriography (the language of flowers). A very good copy with light degree of fading and small chips to the head and tail of the spine; light rubbing to the corners. Exceptionally scarce. AAS 397027; Not in Faxon or American Imprints. View more info

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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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TWO WORLDS; AND OTHER POEMS

By: GILDER, RICHARD WATSON; GILDER, HELENA De KAY, illustrations

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Company: 1891

Edition: First

Inscription: Yes

Seller ID: 1879

Condition: Very Good


12mo (4 5/8” x 7 1/4”). pp. 115. First Printing. VELLUM ISSUE INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE HALF TITLE. Unsigned binding design by Sarah Wyman Whitman in gold on vellum. Spine titles and decorations in gold. Includes 7 decorative illustrations by Helena de Kay Gilder; t.e.g. Inscribed by the author in the month following publication to Elizabeth Weston Stickney, a close family friend and wife of prominent New York attorney, Albert Stickney, who was a contributor to The Century Magazine, for which Gilder was the editor. A very good copy, wit... View more info

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COUNSELS ON MATRIMONY; OR, FRIENDLY SUGGESTIONS TO HUSBANDS AND WIVES.

By: MORISON, JOHN

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Brookfield (MA), E. and L. Merriam: 1835

Seller ID: 2724

Condition: Very Good


32mo (2 3/4” x 4 1/4”). pp. 128. Unsigned binding in olive green ribbon embossed cloth with a textured geometric pattern (Krupp,Gt1). Spine with off-white paper label. A compendium of advice for newlyweds. A very good copy with a small patch of darkening to the front board, light wear to the corners and a light tide mark on the upper portion of p. 107 until the rear pastedown; contemporary ownership stamp on the ffep.An exceptionally scarce early American cloth binding. AAS 236970; Not in Shaw and Shoemaker. View more info

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THE MARTHAS (THE LADY'S CLOSET LIBRARY); OR, THE VARIETIES OF FEMALE PIETY

By: PHILIP, ROBERT

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1836

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2547

Condition: Very Good


12mo (4 1/4” x 6 3/4”). pp. 251. Unsigned binding in smooth floral ribbon-embossed cloth; yellow eps. Part of a series of a series of religious manuals that were quite popular in both Britain and America. The Marthas was the second of four works by Philip on female virtue, that were collectively known as The Ladies' Closet Library. A very good copy with scattered foxing throughout that is heavier near the prelims. Slight fading to the spine cloth that does not affect the gilt stamped titles; a 3/8” line of offsetting to the top edge of the front board; contempor... View more info

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AN ISLAND GARDEN

By: THAXTER, CELIA; HASSAM, CHILDE, illustrator.

Price: $2,250.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin Company: 1894

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2320

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition. First printing. 8vo (6¾” x 9¼”). pp. 126.Unsigned binding design by Sarah Wyman Whitman in gold on bright green cloth of five upright wild roses (Rosa acicularis) with stylized stems and leaves terminating in interlinked hearts at their base on woven green cloth, with titles in a banner laying over the stems. Binding design repeats in gold on rear cover. Spine with titles and a flower bud with stylized stem and leaves in gold; t.e.g.Includes color frontis.,11 full page chromolithographic color illustrations, (each with captioned tissue guard) as well as tit... 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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HOW TO KNOW THE WILDFLOWERS A GUIDE TO THE NAMES, HAUNTS AND HABITS OF OUR COMMON WILDFLOWERS

By: [Armstrong, Margaret (binding design); Satterlee, Marion (illustrator)]; Dana, Mrs. William Starr (Francis Theodora Parsons)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1895

Seller ID: 1014

Condition: Very good +


8vo (5¼" x 8"). pp.373 + 4pp. publisher's advts. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Signed Margaret Armstrong binding design of a flowering topiary with a banner winding around its stem inside a decorated border in pale green and silver on brown linen weave cloth. Includes 152 black and white illustrations (52 new illustrations over the previous edition) by Marion Satterlee. A description of more than 450 varieties of wild flowers, classified by color. The second of two bindings Miss Armstrong created for the editions of this book; this binding being a structured but simultaneously flui... View more info

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BALLAD OF LOST HAVEN A BOOK OF THE SEA

By: [Hapgood, Theodore Brown (binding design)]; Carman, Bliss

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Boston, Lamson Wolffe & Company: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1207

Condition: Very good +


12mo (4½" x 6¾"). pp. 117. Signed Art Nouveau spine design by Theodore Brown Hapgood of a repeating bird climbing a trellis of stems and leaves in gold on green ribbed cloth. A series of poems that glory in the wide expanses of the sea. A lovely unopened copy of this charming Hapgood design with a faint moisture stain on the first six pages. BAL 2635. Scarce. View more info

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EAT NOT THY HEART

By: [Hazenplug, Frank? (binding design)]; Gorden, Julien; pseudonym of (Cruger, Von Rensselaer, Mrs.)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Chicago, Herbert S. Stone & Co.: 1898

Edition: Later printing

Seller ID: 1209

Condition: Near fine


12mo (4½" x 6¾"). pp. 319. Unsigned binding design in gold on maroon cloth with floral spandrels in each corner of front and rear boards; double rule border with pointillé work; t.e.g. A farmer's wife finds employment on a Long Island estate and finds herself jealous of the rich city people that live there. A lovely and bright copy of a charming unsigned binding design possibly by Frank Hazenplug. Scarce. KRAMER 133; WRIGHT III:1316. 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 GREAT K & A TRAIN ROBBERY

By: [Unidentified (binding design); Bardwell, George Willis (frontispiece)]; Ford, Paul Leicester

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1897

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 1091

Condition: Near fine


12mo (5" x 7¼"). pp.200. First printing. An unsigned binding design in gold, black and red on light blue cloth of the front of two steam engines with titles surrounded by a single rule border. Spine with titles and a telegraph pole with insulators in black and gold. Includes black and white frontis. after a painting by Bardwell. Title page printed in black and red; t.e.g. A modern fictional detective story set in the Southwest. A staged robbery is intended to stop the takeover of the Kansas and Arizona Railroad by financial manipulation. A handsome poster style binding with a very slight dark... View more info