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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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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

THE WHISTLER JOURNAL

By: Pennell, Elizabeth and Joseph

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1921

Seller ID: 194

Condition: Very good


(6¼" x 8¼"). pp.5. Prospectus and order form for The Whistler Journal, a book of the Pennell's notes taken during their research of the Life of Whistler, and contains revelations regarding Whistlers's life and friends as well as notes of his witty but often serious table-talk. Includes table of contents, A reproduction of a Whistler self-portrait, a specimen of the text as well as an order form for the book. Single horizontal crease that affects all folds of the pamphlet, light soiling, and some wear to the folds, otherwise VG. 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

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

A TALE OF TWO CITIES

By: [Browne, Hablot K. (PHIZ)]; Dickens, Charles

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1904

Seller ID: 76

Condition: Very good


8vo (8¼” x 6”). pp.[xiv]; 400. An unsigned publisher’s binding in red woven cloth with intricate gold Art Nouveau floral decorations in ruled frames separated by framed titles with St. George’s cross and a sailing ship surmounted by fleur-de-lys. Spine gold stamped with titles and a repeat of the floral decorations from the cover. Frontis. of Marie Antoinette with tissue guard, a portrait of Dickens on the title page, and reproductions of the 16 full page illustrations by Phiz from the first edition. Includes a story synopsis by J. Walker McSpadden. A Very Good copy with slight fading... View more info

CRANFORD

By: [Charles E. Lauriat Company (binding); bROCK, CHARLES e. (illustrator)]; Mrs. Gaskell (Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell); Ritchie, Anne Thackeray (preface)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Co.: 1904 (1907)

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 1870

Condition: Very good +


8vo (5.4” x 8”). pp. 255. Signed Lauriat binding in medium brown three-quarters morocco with gold rule borders over marbled paper in brown, tan, cream, navy blue, maroon and tan. Spine with five decorated raised bands with each compartment containing a central fleuron bordered by double rule borders. Marbled endpapers in pale blue, yellow, green and pink; t.e.g. Includes illustrated title page, frontis. and 23 full page color illustrations in color by C. E. Brock. Part of Dent’s “Series of English Idylls”. A collection of satirical sketches, originally published in installments bet... View more info

CRANFORD

By: [Charles E. Lauriat Company (binding); Thomson, Hugh (illustrator); ]; Mrs. Gaskell (Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell); Ritchie, Anne Thackeray (preface)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1892

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1869

Condition: near fine


C8vo (7 ¼“x 5 ¼”). pp.[298]. Third printing. Signed Lauriat binding of tree calf with gold filigree borders. Spine with five raised bands with a red and a dark brown morocco spine labels; compartments decorated in gold with a central fleuron with filigree corners and triple rule borders; gold decorated edges and turn-ins. marbled endpapers in green, pale blue, gold and white; a.e.g. The original Hugh Thomson binding bound in at the rear. Includes frontis. with tissue guard and over 100 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson, including headpieces, tailpieces, historiated initials a... View more info

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KLEINSTADTGESCHICHTEN (SMALL FITTINGS)

By: [E. B. (binding design)]; Thoma, Ludwig

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Munich, Ulbert Langen: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1165

Condition: Very good +


12mo (5¼" x 7½"). pp.195 + 12pp. publisher's advts. Signed binding design by an artist with the monogram "E. B." of stylized feathers and architectual elements in a geometric style, possibly influenced by the work of Richard Riemerschmid of the Jugendstil. A bright copy with toned patterened end papers, some folding to the edges of a few of the pages and a the word "Prague" in red pencil on the title page. Scarce. View more info

A DREAM OF FAIR WOMEN

By: [Fisher, Harrison; Crawford, E. Stetson]; Lord Tennyson, Alfred and Others

Price: $37.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1907

Seller ID: 72

Condition: Very good


R8vo. (9.75” x 7.25”). Unpaginated gift book. Light brown boards with paper onlay having titles in gold and illustration of a young woman by Harrison Fisher. Spine stamped with titles in dark brown. Color frontis. with tissue guard and 21 additional pictures in color by Harrison Fisher; delicate Art nouveau floral borders and decorations in pink on every page by E. Stetson Crawford. A Very Good copy with light rubbing to the extremities, a small (0.125”) chip and faint soiling to paper onlay and a delicate gift stamp to the half-title. View more info

MY LADY CAPRICE WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHARLOTTE WEBER DITZLER AND DECORATIONS BY THEODORE B. HAPGOOD

By: [Hapgood, Theodore B.]; Farnol, Jeffery; Ditzler, Charlotte Weber

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1907

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 113

Condition: Very good


C8vo (5¼" x 8¾"). pp. [x]; 289. Signed publisher's binding in teal embossed cloth by Thodore B. Hapgood with titles and central illustrated paper onlay by Chrlotte Wber Ditzler surrounded by stylized architectural decorations in gold; spine with titles and an abbreviated architectural motif in gold. Includes Color frontis and 4 additional illustrations in color by Charlotte Webb Ditzler in the style of Howard Chandler Christy; architecturally influenced endpapers, headpieces, tail pieces and 4 different page borders by Theodore B. Hapgood throughout. Faint rubbing to corners, head a... 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

THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON

By: [Hugh Thomson, illustrator]; Barrie, Sir James M.

Price: $475.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: N.D. [1914]

Edition: First Thus

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 153

Condition: Very good


R4to (10¼" x 12¼"). pp. [vii]; [235]. Edition de Luxe. Number 5 of 500 signed by Hugh Thomson on the limitation page. Unsigned full vellum publisher's binding by Hugh Thomson with elaborate Art Nouveau gilt decoration and lettering on both the front board and spine; top edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom edges. Includes 20 tipped in full color plates with captioned tissue guards, numerous b/w textual illustrations, and a Leicester Galleries announcement for the sale of the original water color drawings for the book laid in. Light wear to the extremities, light foxing to the eps, with... View more info

HER LETTER HIS ANSWER & HER LAST LETTER

By: [Keller, Arthur]; Harte, Brete

Price: $41.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin & Company: 1905

Edition: First Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 27

Condition: Very good


Medium 8vo (9” x 6.5”). pp. [100]. An attractive green cloth Art Nouveau signed binding by Arthur I. Keller (conjoined AIK) with titles on pictorial paper onlay surrounded by stamped floral accents in black. Spine with titles and floral accents in black. t.e.g. Color frontis., 9 full page illustrations in color, 30 full page sketches in sepia, many head and tail pieces as well as end papers and other decorations in gold and black by Arthur Keller. Printed by the Riverside Press. Very Good with a clean and tight unmarked interior, light soiling to pictorial paper on cover; light rubbing ... View more info

TALES OF THE PUNJAB TOLD BY THE PEOPLE

By: [Kipling, John Lockwood]; Steele, Flora Annie

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co. Limited: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 57

Condition: very good


Second printing. C8vo (7 ¼“x 5 ¼”). pp. xvi; 395. Beautiful Art Nouveau unsigned publisher’s binding by J. Lockwood Kipling in smooth dark green cloth with olive tree, jackal and pea-hen stamped in gold; spine with titles, a native, a cobra and an alligator stamped in gold; Cream end papers. b/w line block Frontis., full page illustrations, historiated initials, headpieces, tail pieces and textual vignettes by J. Lockwood Kipling. With notes by R. C. Temple. Cover design is a replication of Kipling's illustration on page 197. A pleasing copy of this difficult to find title with neat ... 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

PEACOCK PIE A BOOK OF RHYMES BY WALTER DE LA MARE WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY W. HEATH ROBINSON

By: [Robinson, W. Heath]; De La Mare, Walter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1924

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 22

Condition: Very good+


8vo. (8.25” x 6.25”). pp. x; 179. First American Edition, later printing (“November, 1924”). Dark green buckram cloth decorative publisher’s binding with titles and peacock illustration from title page gilt stamped onto cover; titles gilt stamped onto spine. Color Frontis. with tissue guard and 95 full page and vignette line illustrations throughout the book by W. Heath Robinson. A Very Good + copy with light rubbing to the extremities and a small (0.25”) chip to a lightly faded spine. Walter De La Mare (1873 – 1956 ) was an early 20th C. poet, novelist and short story writer. ... View more info

PEG WOFFINGTON

By: [Thomson, Hugh (binding design and illustrations)]; Reade, Charles; Dobson, Austin (introduction)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, George Allen: 1899

Edition: First

Seller ID: 431

Condition: Very good


First Thus. C8vo (7¼“ x 5¼ ”). pp. li; [298]. Introduction by Austin Dobson. Unsigned binding design by Hugh Thomson of the titles surrounded by cherubs, butterflies and surmounted by a small portrait of Peg Woffington in gold on green cloth. Frontis. and over 70 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson, including headpieces, tailpieces, historiated initials and textual vignettes. a.e.g. This novel is based on Charles Reade’s 1852 play “Masks and Faces, which has Margaret “Peg” Woffington as the central character. Mrs. Woffington was a well-known Irish actress in 18th C. Lo... View more info

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SILHOUETTEN

By: [Turbayne, Albert Angus and van Bommel, Elias Pieter (binding design)]; L. E. (pseudonym of Engelberts, Frauck Juliana Geertruyd Wilhelmina Constantia)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, van Holkema & Warendorf: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 609

Condition: very good


M8vo (6½" x 9"). pp. 280. Unsigned binding design in blue, green, yellow and black on smooth white cloth copied directly from the famous peacock poster advertising Macmillan's Illustrated Standard Novels designed by Albert Angus Turbayne. With repeating floral and crucifix patterned endpapers. A striking copy with some scratching to the design and foxing to the edges. Extremely scarce. View more info