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ANNALS OF OLD MANHATTAN 1609 - 1664

By: COLTON, JULIA M.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1901

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1204

Condition: Near fine


8vo (5 ” x 8½”). pp. 235. Unsigned binding design in white and black on fine vertically ribbed gold cloth of an upper panel with titles and a larger primary panel with a central motif of a tulip bouquet in a vase with four equally placed secondary tulip motifs; t.e.g.Includes frontis. and 14 additional illustrations reproduced in tinted halftone of original buildings and maps.A record of the early Dutch settlement of the island of Manhattan, with an examination of the origins of cultural traditions.A very good + copy with faint rubbing to the extremities and slight... View more info

FIELD BOOK OF WESTERN WILD FLOWERS

By: [ARMSTRONG, MARGARET (binding design and illustrations)]; ARMSTRONG, MARGARET and THORNBER, JOHN JAMES

Price: $500.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1915

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2144

Condition: Very good +


12mo (4¼” x 7”). pp. 596. IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. Unsigned Margaret Armstrong binding design of stylized wild flowers in two tones of textured gold on orange flexible cloth boards with orange pigmented edges. Includes 500 illustrations in black and white and 48 color illustrations by Miss Armstrong illustrated paper dust jacket. This copy conforms with all points for an early printing.Conceived, researched, written (Thornber acted as a consulting author) and illustrated by Miss Armstrong, "The Field Book of Western Wild Flowers" was the first field guide to describe the wildflow... View more info

"POSSON JONE' " AND PÈRE RAPHAËL

By: [ARMSTRONG, MARGARET (binding design); ARTHURS, STANLEY M. (illustrator)]; CABLE, GEORGE W.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1909

Edition: First

Seller ID: 850

Condition: Near fine


8vo (5¼” x 7¼”). pp. 162. Signed binding design by Margaret Armstrong in cream, aquamarine and gold on cerulean cloth. t.e.g. deckled edges. Includes color title page vignette and 8 full page color illustrations by Stanley M. Arthurs.A Scribner Holiday Edition of Cable's Creole short stories. A charming signed Margaret Armstrong binding design with faint fading to the spine. Scarce in near fine condition. BAL 2377; GE 59. View more info

CAPE COD

By: [ARMSTRONG, MARGARET (binding design); JOHNSON, CLIFTON (illustrations)]; THOREAU, HENRY DAVID

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co.: 1908

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2414

Condition: Very good +


8vo (6" x 8½"). pp. 319. Signed Margaret Armstrong binding design of interwoven rows of cranberries in red and two tones of textured gold. Spine design and titles reflect those of the cover; t.e.g.Includes frontis. and 32 full page photogravure illustrations after photographs by Clifton Johnson.Thoreau's chronicle of his excursion along this stretch of Massachusetts coastline in which he reflects on the complex relationship between sea and shore.Considered one of the great photographic interpreters of Thoreau, Johnson viewed photography in similar terms to painting and... View more info

THROUGH SOUTH AMERICA

By: [ARMSTRONG, MARGARET (binding design)]; VAN DYKE, HARRY WESTON; BARRETT, JOHN (introduction)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co.: 1912

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1878

Condition: Very good


8vo (5½” x 8½”). pp. 446. Signed Margaret Armstrong binding design of stylized palm tree in gold, light blue and a yellow green on dark blue cloth. Frontis. and 39 additional black and white illustrations after photographs of various South American sights. Fold out map of South America. t.e.g. deckle edges.A historical sketch of 133 pages is followed by a description of life and nature in each of the South American countries. Written just before the opening of the Panama Canal to encourage tourism.A very good copy with a faded spine and slight rubbing to the cover design.... View more info

CANDLE-LIGHTN' TIME

By: [ARMSTRONG, MARGARET(binding design and decorations)]; [HAMPTON INSTITUTE CAMERA CLUB (illustrations)]; DUNBAR, PAUL LAURENCE

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1901

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2438

Condition: Near fine


8vo (6” x 8¾”). pp. 127. An unsigned Margaret Armstrong binding design in brown, pale yellow, dark green and gold on green rough linen weave cloth; with decorated half-title and title page with decorations and borders in pale green and/or black on every page, all by Armstrong. Includes frontis. and 50 additional illustrations after photographs.Poems about African American family life in the American Antebellum South written in the vernacular dialect associated with that period and place.Wallace and Smith called Dunbar's series of vernacular poems a "validation of African ... View more info

CALIFORNIA THE LAND OF THE SUN

By: [CLARK, HENRY HIUNT (binding design); PALMER, SUTTON H. (illustrations)]; AUSTIN, MARY

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, Adam and Charles Black: 1914

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1080

Condition: Very good


M8vo (7¼ " x 9½"). pp. 178. A signed Art Nouveau pictorial binding design of an orange grove with a lake and mountains in the background by Henry Hunt Clark in gold, yellow, orange, blue, lavender and dark green on closely woven olive green cloth. Orange grove motif repeated on the spine with titles in gold. t.e.g.Includes folding map and 31 tipped in color plates (frontis. missing), each with captioned tissue guard; t.e.g.Descriptions of the great natural beauty in California, supplemented by illustrations after original watercolors by Palmer.A very good + copy with ... View more info

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A TRANSLATION OF GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO'S LIFE OF DANTE WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND A NOTE ON THE PORTRAITS OF DANTE

By: [EDWARDS, EDWARD B. (binding design)]; BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI; CARPENTER, G. R. (translator)

Price: $800.00

Publisher: New York, The Grolier Club: 1900

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2859

Condition: Near fine


8vo (7” x 8¾”). pp. 186. Signed binding design by Edward B. Edwards stamped in russet on vellum of a peacock standing on the top of a pedestal with a rippling pool of water behind and surrounded by laurel branches and berries. The design is repeated on the rear board.Floriated and rubricated initial caps; patterned russet and white eps incorporating stylized lions, swans and dragons; engraved head and tail pieces. Printed on handmade Italian paper by the De Vinne Press.Includes frontis. portrait of Dante and a fold-out reproduction of a map of Florence, Italy from 1490. View more info

YESTERDAYS WITH AUTHORS

By: [HAPGOOD, THEODORE B. (binding design)]; FIELDS, JAMES

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Company: 1900

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2205


8vo (6¼" x 9"). pp. 419. Signed binding design of a repeated tulip motif on blue ribbed buckram by Theodore B. Hapgood. Illustrated with portraits of the authors and contains facsimile letters Fields received from the authors discussed. t.e.g.Publisher James Fields' (of Ticknor and Fields) reminiscences of the authors he worked with during his years as a publisher. Includes chapters on Thackeray, Hawthorne, Dickens, Oliver Wendell Holmes and others.A fine ex-library copy with a contemporary book stamp of the St. Bonaventure's Monastery library on the title page: NO ot... View more info

RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM THE ASTRONOMER POET OF PERSIA

By: [LUNDBORG, FLORENCE (book and binding design, endpapers and illustrations)]; KHAYYAM, OMAR; KEERNEY, M. (contributor); FITZGERALD, EDWARD (translator); MCCARTHY, JUSTIN HUNTLY(contributor)

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: New York, Doxey's at The Sign of the Lark: (1900)

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2436

Condition: fine


8vo (6 ” x 8½”). pp. [120]. LIMITED JAPAN PAPER EDITION WITH VELLUM BINDING. NO. 10 OF 250 COPIES.French fold binding; printed on one side of leaf only with the printed pages facing each other. Signed binding with beveled edges by Florence Lundborg in gold on vellum of the snake from the Garden of Eden winding around a tree, with grape vines below, with titles and a double rule border in gold; spine with titles and grape motifs in gold within a gold double rule border.Includes illustrated title and divisional title pages, 36 page designs (with text inserted), 71 page borde... View more info

RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM THE ASTRONOMER POET OF PERSIA

By: [LUNDBORG, FLORENCE (book and binding design, endpapers and illustrations)]; KHAYYAM, OMAR; KERNEY, M.; FITZGERALD, EDWARD (translator); MCCARTHY, JUSTIN HUNTLY

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, Doxey's at The Sign of the Lark: (1900)

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2802

Condition: Very good +


8vo (6 ” x 8½”). pp. [120]. French fold binding. Signed binding by Florence Lundborg in black on dark brown cloth over beveled boards of the snake from the Garden of Eden winding around a tree, with grape vines below, with titles and a double rule border in gold; spine with titles and grape motifs in gold within a gold double rule border.Includes illustrated title and divisional title pages, 36 page designs (with text inserted), 71 page borders (6 designs, 3 repeated), and 4 ornaments (2 repeated designs) as divisional endings, all by Florence Lundborg. Endpapers designed by Lund... View more info

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THE UPAS TREE

By: [Ottman, William (illustrations)]; McMurdy, Robert

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Chicago, F. J. Schulte: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1252

Condition: Near fine


8vo (5½" x 7¾"). pp. 324. Unsigned binding design by Fred T. Hancke of an Upas tree in the foreground of a windswept plowed field in white and gold on dark green cloth. Includes black and white frontis. and 3 additional black and white full page illustrations by William Ottman. Written by a then prominent member of the Chicago Bar, is a detective story and romance about a young lawyer wrongfully charged with the murder of his client and sentenced to hang. It includes unusual questions of law, and ethical dilemmas interwoven with a detailed legal disquisition against the death penalty. A lov... View more info

RIDERS OF MANY LANDS

By: [REMINGTON, FREDERIC (illustrations)]; DODGE, THEODORE AYRAULT

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1901 (1893)

Seller ID: 2913

Condition: fine


8vo (6 ” x 9¼”). pp. 486 + 2 pp. publisher's advts. AUTHOR PRESENTATION COPY. Unsigned binding design on smooth ochre cloth of the titles in gold surrounded by a border of interlinking boot spurs in silver gilt. Spine with titles in gold and a small motif of crossed bits (the portion of a horse's bridle that sits in the horse's mouth) in silver; t.e.g.A presentation copy inscribed by Dodge to Hannah Adams: Mistress Hannah Adams | 'A Jolly Good Fellow' | from TAD (monogram) |1909.Includes black and white frontis. and 18 additional full-page illustrations in black an... View more info

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THE KINDRED OF THE WILD

By: [SACKER, AMY (binding design); BULL, CHARLES LIVINGSTON (illustrations)]; ROBERTS, CHARLES D.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Boston, L. C. Page and Company: 1902

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2477

Condition: Fine


8vo (5 ” x 8¼”). pp. 374. Signed Amy Sacker binding design in two tones of textured gold, black and cerulean on olive green cloth; the rear board has a square vignette of conifer branches at the lower left stamped in blind; top edge olive; Includes frontis. and 50 additional black and white full page illustrations by Charles Livingston Bull.The author presents thirteen stories of the wilderness from the standpoint of the bear, the eagle, the red fox, the lynx, the moose and the panther.An outstanding copy of this Sacker masterwork which "achieves a sense of depth and drama... View more info

THE RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM THE METRICAL TRANSLATIONS OF EDWARD FITZGERALD AND E. H. WHINFIELD AND THE PROSE VERSION OF JUSTIN H. McCARTHY

By: [SACKER, AMY (binding design)]; FITZGERALD, EDWARD; WINFIELD, E. H.; MCCARTHY JUSTIN HUNTLY; RITTENHOUSE, JESSIE B. (editor and introduction)

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1904

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2934

Condition: fine


8vo (6" x 8¼"). pp. 244. A signed Amy Sacker binding design of stylized peacocks and grape vines surrounded by a double ruled border in gold on imperial blue cloth. Grape vine motif and titles on spine in gold; deckle edges; t.e.g. Includes an engraved frontis. of Fitzgerald with captioned tissue guard. Three translations and a prose version of the Rubáiyát along with a comparison of the three translations.A fine copy with faint rubbing to the foot of the spine. Scarce. Exceptionally so in this condition. Artists of the Book in Boston 103. View more info

NAPOLEON JACKSON THE GENTLEMAN OF THE PLUSH ROCKER

By: [THAYER, HENRY (binding design); POTTBAST, EDWARD (illustrations)]; STUART, RUTH McENERY

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Company: 1902

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2248

Condition: Near fine


12mo (4 ” x 7 ”). pp. 132. Art Nouveau binding design by Henry Thayer (for the Decorative Designers) in green and gold on maroon cloth of intertwined flower stems that split to surround the titles in gold and terminate in a row of flowers at the top of the design. Titles in gold on th spine with a row of gold flowers at the head. Includes frontis. and 7 illustrated sepia plates.Set during Southern reconstruction, Rose Ann, an over-worked washer-woman, marries for love and her partner in life, Napoleon Jackson, is "marked for rest" and does nothing. Arrested for vagrancy, Jackson i... View more info

EVELINA TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL HUGH THOMSON PEN AND INK DRAWING USED FOR ONE OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS

By: [THOMSON, HUGH (binding design and illustrations)]; BURNEY, FANNY(MADAME D'ARBLAY); DOBSON, AUSTIN (introduction)

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co.: 1904 (1903)

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2652

Condition: Very good +


Second Printing. C8vo (7¼“x 5¼”). pp. 477 + 2pp.Publisher's advts. Unsigned elaborate Arts and Crafts publisher’s binding by Hugh Thomson in gold on green cloth of a woman beneath a tree penning a letter on the top of an urn bearing the titles.Includes frontis. with tissue guard and over 70 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson, including headpieces, tailpieces, historiated initials and textual vignettes. a.e.g.WITH Single sheet (12¾” x 10½”) original drawing for the illustration on p.113 in ink over pencil, and signed by Thomson in the lower right-... View more info

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MORNING FACE

By: [Unidentified (binding design)]; Stratton-Porter, Gene

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1248

Condition: Very good +


4to (8¼” x 10¼"). pp. 127. Unsigned binding design in blue and two tones of textured gold on turquoise cloth of birds flying across a marsh as the sun rises. Includes 1 color plate and 80 black and white illustrations after photographs by the author. A book of nature lore written for children. A striking and evocative binding design whose textured gold bird motifs seemingly take flight in the light. Scarce in this condition. MacLean 234. View more info