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REED (MCCULLOUGH), MYRTLE; ARMSTRONG, MARGARET (binding, dust jacket and slipcase design)

By: N/A

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1523

Condition: Fine


8vo (5¼” x 8½”). pp. 374. IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKET AND SLIPCASE. Unsigned binding design on periwinkle cloth by Margaret Armstrong. t.e.g. A young girl is unlucky in love and loses her boyfriend to another girl. She isolates herself at home and finds the perfect lover in her dreams. The book was made into a silent film of the same name in 1918. A fine copy. The very good - dust jacket that has large chips at the top corner of the rear panel, at the head of the spine panel, and at the bottom of the spine panel. The very good - slipcase with splits to the seams of ... View more info

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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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ALLUSION AND IMAGERY IN THE BOOK ART OF SARAH WYMAN WHITMAN; CATALOGUE 2

By: KITTS, ADRIENNE HOROWITZ

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon (VA), Austin Abbey Rare Books: 2019

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2755

Condition: Fine


8vo (6" x 9"). pp. 81. A catalogue and small reference work devoted entirely to the book art of Sarah Wyman Whitman. It contains analyses of a subset of Whitman’s aesthetic tracts and skeuomorphic designs, and details some of the sources in art and nature that inspired those designs. The catalogue is a booklet in full color and contains images of the book exteriors, endpapers, and artistic sources discussed. The cover is a photo reproduction of one of Whitman’s most important designs. 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

LUCILE

By: [Bradley, William H. (binding and title page design); Lemaire, Madeleine (water color illustrations); Rogers, C. McCormick (line illustrations)]; Meredith, Owen (Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton)

Price: $375.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1897

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1326

Condition: Very good +


Thick 8vo (5 1/8" x 8 3/8"). pp. 832. Signed binding design by Will Bradley of a repeated pattern of lilies and English roses in two colors of textured gold on periwinkle cloth, with the primary decorative motif repeated in gold on the spine. Unsigned title page design also by Will Bradley. Includes twelve facsimiles of water colors by Madeleine Lemaire and 100 black and white drawings by C. McCormick Rogers. t.e.g. A romantic narrative poem whose heroine, Lucile, is beloved by an English Lord and a French Duke who are bitter rivals. She loves the English Lord, but a misunderstandin... View more info

UNCLE WALT [WALT MASON] THE POET PHILOSOPHER

By: [Bradley, William H. (binding design; dust jacket design; decorations, border and layout); Stevens, William (illustrations)]; Adams, George Matthew

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Chicago, George Matthew Adams: 1911

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1328

Condition: Very good +


8vo (5¼" x 8"). pp. 189. First printing. SIGNED BY UNCLE WALT MASON. Signed Will Bradley pictorial binding design in tan, black and orange on brown cloth. Includes portrait frontis. of Mason after a photograph by John T. McCutcheon and 12 additional black and white illustrations by William Stevens. t.e.g. A compendium of prose rhymes penned by the homespun Canadian-American poet. The title page and layout design are also by Bradley. Signed on the half-title by Walt Mason. A very good + copy with some extraneous color on the cover design from the stamping process. In scarce sign... 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