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LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF GREAT BUSINESSMEN Volume 24, No. 6 JOHN J. ASTOR

By: Hubbard, Elbert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: East Aurora, Roycrofters: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 188

Condition: Very good


8vo (6" x 8"). Vol. 24, No. 6. pp.190; [vi]. Issues of Little Journeys were paginated serially. Signed Dard Hunter binding in sewn grey paper decorated in red and black in Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow Arts & Crafts style. Includes title page in red and black by Dard Hunter and a two color frontis portrait of Astor detached but present. All book elements including floriated initial caps and tail pieces designed by Hunter. Printed on Boxmoor paper. Very good with age toning to preliminaries, edges of wraps with light wear, rear corners folded and contemporary ownership mark. M... View more info

LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF ENGLISH AUTHORS. Volume VI, No. 4 ROBERT BURNS

By: Hubbard, Elbert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: East Aurora, Roycrofters: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 191

Condition: Very good


8vo (5 3/4" x 7 5/8"). Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 73 - [97]. Issues of Little Journeys were paginated serially. Regular edition with body and copy set in Old Style Antique. Sewn grey paper with titles in black and the Roycrofters device stamped in green. Includes title page with elaborate Arts & Craft border, floriated Arts & Crafts style initials and typographic design after Morris. Portrait of Morris after the painting by Watts opposite pp.14. Printed on Boxmoor paper. Very good with offsetting to ffep and title page fore-edge and foot. McKenna 60; 62. 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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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

THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, L.L.D. INCLUDING HIS TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES, CORRESPONDENCE WITH MRS. THRALE, &c. &c. WITH NUMEROUS ADDITIONS, BY JOHN WILSON CROKER. REVISED AND ENLARGED UNDER HIS DIRECTION BY JOHN WRIGHT

By: [Stanfield, Clarkson F.]; Boswell, James; Croker, John Wilson (ed.); Wright, John (ed.)

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, George Bell and Sons: 1882

Seller ID: 84

Condition: Near fine


10 Vol; C8vo (7.13” x 4.75”). Vol. I: xxiv; 325. Vol. II: viii; 344. Vol. III: ix; 323. Vol. IV: xii; 343. Vol. V: viii; 341. Vol. VI: vii; 342. Vol. VII: viii; 381. Vol. VIII: xi; 431. Vol. IX: xv; 335. Vol. X: xii; 376. Dark green half morocco over nonpareil marbled boards, spine with five raised bands gilt stamped with intertwining fillets; titles gilt stamped in two compartments. Edges marbled to match boards. Each volume contains an engraved frontis. with tissue guard, an engraved fly title as well as fold out facsimiles of letters and multiple portraits by Clarkson Stanfield en... View more info