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THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL by C. 3. 3.

By: C. 3. 3. (Wilde, Oscar)

Price: $8.25

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1909

Edition: Early American edition

Seller ID: 4

Condition: Good


16mo (6.25” x 3.9”) pp.39. Light blue-green paper covered boards with white paper label on front cover and spine printed with titles in black; front label bordered in red. Title page printed in black and red. No dust jacket as issued. Overall a good, tight copy of this later American release. Wilde’s dark poem about the brutality and inhumanity of prison life had at its focus the execution of another prisoner for the premeditated murder of his wife. This book, like most early releases of The Ballad of Reading Gaol, was not published under Wilde’s name, which was infamous at the time an... View more info

SILAS MARNER THE WEAVER OF RAVELOW

By: Eliot, George (Mary Anne Evans)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 129

Condition: Very Good


8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. [i-vi]; [1] 2-364. Light brown half-leather over blue and peach marbled boards. Spine with 5 raised bands decorated in blind and 6 compartments; 5 decorated with a fleuron and in blind, and the sixth with a black calf label and titles in gold. Half-title and advts. were left out during contemporary rebind, but collation against the Baker and Ross collation and comparison to Eliot's proof revisions both indicate that this is a first edition. Considered one of the greatest novels of the English language, Silas Marner is the story of a lonely miserly man who is r... View more info

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PALMETTO LEAVES

By: STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Boston, James R. Osgood and Company: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 875

Condition: Very good +


12mo (5¼” x 6¾”). pp. 321. INCLUDES SIGNED NOTE FROM HARRIET BEECHER STOWE. Unsigned binding design of palmetto leaves and titles in gold with stamped patterned framing on rust colored cloth. Includes illustrated headpieces throughout. Note laid in: "Very Truly Yours, H B Stowe| Feb 26 1884".A memoir about Stowe's winters in Florida incorporated into a travel guide. Palmetto Leaves was one of the first travel books written about Florida and as such, helped to stimulate its tourist and residential development in the 1880s. A very good + copy, with faint wear to th... View more info

SALOMÉ. A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT: Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde Pictured by Aubrey Beardsley

By: [Beardsley, Aubrey]; Wilde, Oscar

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, Melmoth & Co.: 1904

Seller ID: 88

Condition: Very good


Pirated edition containing the first appearance of 15 original Beardsley illustrations WITH PLATES for 11 OF THE 16 illustrations FROM THE 1907 LANE ISSUE OF SALOMÉ. Small 4to (8 ½" x 6 ¾"). pp [1 - 10]; 11 - 75; [76 - 77]; [2 blank]. Collated and complete, but plates are not in the order specified on list of illustrations as usual. Limited edition; this copy number 238 of 250 copies printed on handmade paper. Beveled boards in light blue cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spine. A very good copy with a lightly sunned spine with moderate rubbing to head and tail; minor rubbing... View more info

THE KEEPING OF CHRISTMAS AT BRACEBRIDGE HALL

By: [Brock, Charles E.], Washington Irving

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd.: N. D. [1906]

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 82

Condition: Very good +


C8vo (5.4” x 8”). pp. xvi, 267. Bound by Riviere & Son for Leary’s Bookstore in scarlet straight grain morocco bordered with double gilt fillets bound in each corner by a single circle motif. Spine has five raised bands. Bands and four compartments decorated in gilt pointillé, with the two remaining compartments having black morocco labels with titles, and gilt striping to edges. Fantasy marble endpapers in shades of scarlet with elaborate gilt dentelles; a.e.g. Color Frontis. (with tissue guard),color illustrated title page, 14 full page illustrations in color and chapter headings in b... 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: $175.00

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: $250.00

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

HOW JAQUES CAME INTO THE FOREST OF ARDEN AN IMPERTANENCE

By: [Enright, Walter (cover design and illustrations); Townsend, Harry Everett (floriated initials); Peattie, Barbara (illuminations)]; Peatie, Elia W.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chicago, Blue Sky Press: (1901)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 91

Condition: fine


16mo (6 ½" x 4 ¾"). Unpaginated. Limited edition of 700 copies on Van Gelder handmade paper. Tan cloth boards with brown paper onlay to front and rear boards. White title label ruled in red on spine. Arts & Crafts style cover design, frontis. and 4 additional illustrations on Japan vellum by Walter Enright. Printed in Caslon Old Style with rubricated title page and headlines. Floriated initial letters by Harry Everett Townsend that were hand illuminated by Barbara Peattie. A beautiful production in impeccable contition. View more info

THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD OR THE MERRYMAN AND HIS MAID

By: [Flint, W. Russell; Brock, Charles]; Gilbert, W. S.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. Limited: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 95

Condition: Very good +


M8vo (9½" x 6¾"). pp. vi; 102. INCLUDES SCARCE DUST JACKET. Unsigned publisher's binding by Charles Brock in red cloth covered boards gold stamped with titles and image of Jack Point (p. 1); Spine gold stamped with titles and an image of Wilfred Shadbolt (p. 5). near the foot. With brown paper dust jacket STAMPED IN RED WITH TEXT AND ILLUSTRATION FROM TITLE PAGE. Color frontis. and 7 additional full page illustrations by W. Russell Flint, with pen and ink drawings including head pieces, tail pieces and textual illustrations by Charles Brock. Book VG with faint fading to board edge... View more info

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THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK

By: [FORD, HENRY JUSTICE (binding design, endpapers and illustrations)]; LANG, ANDREW; EVERARD, H.S.C.; LANG, LEONORA BLANCHE

Price: $475.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, & Co.: 1889

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2739

Condition: very good


8vo (5" x 7 ”). pp. 390 + 16 pp. publisher's catalogue dated August 1889. Second edition. THE FIRST TITLE IN LANG'S COLOUR FAIRY BOOK SERIES.Unsigned binding design likely by Henry Justice Ford in gold on smooth royal blue cloth. Spine with titles and a vignette of Jack and the three headed giant; black eps., a.e.g. Includes frontis., 7 full page b/w illustrations as well as over 100 textual vignettes, headpieces and tail pieces.The Blue Fairy Book (1889) contains thirty-seven tales, among them almost all of the classic fairy stories -- including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinde... View more info

PU DER BÄR (German translation of Winnie the Pooh)

By: [Shepard, E. H. (illustrator), ARA (illustrator)]; Milne, A. A.; Schiffer, E. L. (Translator)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Berlin-Grünewald, Williams & Co. Verlag GmbH: 1929

Seller ID: 204

Condition: Very good


8vo (6¼" x 8¼"). p.202; [205]. Quarter Blue cloth over pictorial paper covered boards; Laid paper eps. Frontis. and vignette line illustrations throughout by E.H. Shepard; Color frontis. color cover illustration and rear board illustration by A. R. A. German language translation of Winnie the Pooh by E. L. Schiffer. Moderate shelf wear and soil with a cracked rear hinge and small (1/4") hole to the spine cloth, otherwise a tight and clean copy. 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

THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS FROM THIS WORLD TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME

By: [Strang, William]; Bunyan, John

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, The Bunyan Anniversary Society: 1928

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 77

Condition: Very good +


M8vo (9 ¼” x 7”). pp. [xiv]; 379. Bound by Bayntun in half brown morocco leather with gilt rules and tan cloth boards; spine with five raised bands and six compartments, two of which are ruled in gold and contain the titles, and the remaining four have a gold outer rule and two black inner rules surrounding an open filigree design. Marginal notes, pale blue and pink marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Frontis. with captioned tissue-guard; illustrated title page and 12 additional full page illustrations after etchings by William Strang each with captioned tissue guard. Printed in Holland by G. J. Th... 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

THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD WITH A PREFACE BY AUSTIN DOBSON AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY HUGH THOMSON

By: [Thomson, Hugh. (Illustrator)]; Goldsmith, Oliver; Dobson, Austin (preface)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1890

Edition: First thus

Seller ID: 203

Condition: Very good


C8 (5 ¼ x 7 ¼). p. xxxv; 305. +6pp.advts. Green half-calf ruled in gold over black, tan and white marbled boards in the feather pattern.Spine has filigree rules in gold with two red morocco labels with titles in gold. t.e.g; marbled eps. Frontispiece and 181 vignette illustrations by Hugh Thomson, and includes a suppressed plate seen only in this edition on p. 95 that features a maid reading a hand-bill while seated on the back of man bending over. Original binding mounted and bound in rear. VG. Light shelf wear to edges and light rubbing to front joint; bookplate of Georgiana Erdmann and p... View more info

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PILGRIM'S PROGRESS TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR

By: [WESTALL, RICHARD (illustrations)]; BUNYAN, JOHN

Price: $550.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Hurst, Robinson & Co. Cheapside: 1820

Seller ID: 2400

Condition: very good +


12mo (4¼” x 6 ”). pp. 376.An unsigned early 19th century binding in brick red morocco with a double fillet gold border with an intricate inner border stamped in blind of tulips, stylized hearts and interwoven curls; an elongated central panel with blind stamped rope-work borders and fleuron cornices, with an outer border of a dog tooth border in blind with corner tulip arabesques and double fillet borders in gold; narrow dentelles with a zigzag and fleuron pattern in gold; spine with 4 gold decorated raised bands with the titles in gold within a single compartment, and the remaini... View more info