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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

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

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