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IN A BALCONY A DRAMA IN VERSE

By: Browning, Robert

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Laurentian Press: 1902

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 92

Condition: Very good


12mo (7¾" x 4¼"). pp. [i - vi]; [1] - 115; (1 blank); colophon. Limited edition. This copy #154 of 300 on hand-made Van Gelder paper. Gray paper covered boards stamped on front and rear in a black and gold Grolier-style design forming a central cartouche containing titles. Spine stamped with narrow concentric panels in gold; middle panel filled. Arts & Crafts style floriate boarder in green surrounding first page of text. Deckle edged paper. Calling card and inscription from Arthur H. Hahlo on ffep recto; light rubbing to length of spine and moderate chipping to head and tail, other... View more info

HUDIBRAS WRITTEN IN THE TIME OF THE LATE WARS. CORRECTED AND AMENDED WITH SEVERAL ADDITIONS AND ANNOTATIONS

By: Butler, Samuel

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Printed by T. N. for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold by T. Baffet at the George in Fleet Street.: 1684

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 106

Condition: Very Good


8vo (7" x 4½"). 2 Vols. in 1. (Vol I: parts 1-2. Vol II: Part 3).Vol I: pp. [2], 221, [3], 223-412. Vol II: pp. [2], 254. Collation: Vol I: A-2C8. Vol II: A-Q8. Bound as a single volume in contemporary mottled calf with 4 raised bands on spine. Hudibras is a satirical poem about the anti-royalist factions in the English Civil War (1642–1651) that was begun during the war and published after the war in three parts: 1663, 1664 and 1678, and then as a collected edition in 1684.Hudibras was the story of a knight errant of great religious fervor who was as stupid as he was arrogant ... 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

THE DOOM OF KING ACRISIUS ILLUSTRATED WITH PICTURES BY SIR EDWARD BURNE-JONES

By: Morris, William

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, R.H. Russell: 1902

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 90

Condition: Very good +


8vo(8¾" x 7").pp. [i - viii]; ix - xvi; [xvii - xx]; 1 - 82. Unsigned publisher's binding in cream cloth with gilt stamped central panel containing titles surrounded by 4 gilt stamped ruled lines ending in a veined leaf at each corner with a further two gilt stamped ruled lines making an outer panel. Spine gilt stamped with titles and ruled lines at head and foot. Rear board gilt stamped with publisher's mark at lower right. Includes 12 illustrations after paintings by Burne-Jones and Pre-Raphaelite style title page printed in red and black with woodcut floriated initials at the be... View more info

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FRINGILLA: OR TALES IN VERSE

By: [BRADLEY, WILLIAM H. (binding design, decorations and illustrations)]; BLACKMORE, RICHARD DODDRIDGE

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Cleveland, The Burrows Brothers Company: 1895

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1321

Condition: Very good +


8vo (6 3/8” x 9 1/8”). pp. 129 + Epilogue. Limited issue, this copy being no. 401 of 600 copies on handmade paper.Quarter linen over pale blue, paper covered boards. Signed binding design of a maiden and tree by Will H. Bradley in black and red on front board; the rear board has an unsigned title lettering design by Bradley in black and red. Includes illustrated endpapers, ornamental borders, plates and a double title page all designed and signed by Will H. A collection of Blackmore's (Lorna Doone) narrative poetry largely concerned with an exploration of the amorous advent... View more info

GOOD-BYE, JIM

By: [Christy, Howard Chandler (illustrator); Stuart, Bertha (Decorations)]; Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $41.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1913

Seller ID: 70

Condition: Near fine


C8vo (7.75” x 5.25”). Unpaginated gift book. Early reprint of 1913 Bobbs-Merrill publication. Grey cloth boards with titles and double fillet border in dark blue; titles on spine also in dark blue. 11 full page illustrations in two colors by Howard Chandler Christy with Arts & Crafts landscape decorations printed in red on every page by Bertha Stewart. A near fine copy in a near fine pictorial dust jacket by Howard Chandler Christy. Scarce in this condition. Howard Chandler Christy (1873 - 1952) was an illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “... View more info

HOME WITH ME AGAIN

By: [Christy, Howard Chandler; Booth, Franklin]; Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $37.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1908

Seller ID: 69

Condition: Near fine


Unpaginated gift book. Reprint of 1908 Bobbs-Merrill publication. Grey cloth boards with titles and double fillet border in dark blue; titles on spine also in dark blue. 44 full page illustrations in two colors by Howard Chandler Christy with Arts & Crafts floral decorations printed in red on every page by Franklin Booth. A near fine copy in a very good pictorial dust jacket by Howard Chandler Christy with minor edge chipping. Scarce in this condition. Howard Chandler Christy (1873 - 1952) was an illustrator famous for his “Christy Girl”, a society girl image similar to a “Gibson Girl... View more info

BRUSHWOOD

By: [Dielman, Frederick]; Read, T. Buchanan

Price: $31.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 43

Condition: Near fine


Sq.D.(7 ½” x 6”). pp. [46]. Green cloth over beveled boards with titles and image of woman holding a candle stamped in silver, gold and black bordered by red fillets, with titles stamped in gold on spine. 16 lovely B/W steel-engraved illustrations (7 are full page) after Frederick Dielman. Companion volume to Drifting and Christine. All illustrations and type printed on one side only of heavy plate paper. Dark brown endpapers, a.e.g. A lovely book in near fine condition. Brushwood is a parable poem that tells the story of a meeting between Christ and an old woman carrying a heavy load of... View more info

THE SONG OF HIAWATHA

By: [Fisher, Harrison; Crawford, E. Stetson]; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: (1906)

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 47

Condition: Near fine


M8vo (9 ¾" x 7"). pp. [189]. Unsigned publisher’s binding likely by E. Stetson Crawford in smooth green cloth with titles in gold surrounded by Native American themed decoration in blind and in B/W. Color frontis. with tissue guard and over 60 additional color and B/W illustrations by Harrison Fisher. Intricately decorated end papers, half-title, title page and text pages by E. Stetson Crawford using Native American themes in green. A near fine copy with light bumping to head/tail of spine and a neat gift inscription to the recto of the front flyleaf . A lovely copy of this tour de ... 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

THE TORCH A BOOK OF POEMS FOR BOYS SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY LOUISE COLLIER WILLCOX

By: [Green, Elizabeth Shippen]; Willcox, Louise Collier (Compiler)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100

Condition: Very good +


Square 8vo (9½" x 7½"). [i - vi]; vii - xxiii; [xxiv -xxvi]; [1 -2]; 3 - 514. Olive green cloth publisher's binding stamped with with titles and medallion containing illustration of olympians passing the torch on front board; titles and a styalized torch stamped in gold on the spine. Includes 7 full page collor illustrations by Elizabeth Shippen Green and Others. Author index. Cut edges and batik style endpapers. Elizabeth Shippen Green studied with Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute where she met and became close friends with Jessie Wilcox Smith and Violet Oakley; she was a memb... View more info

THE POETICAL WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE

By: [HAPGOOD, THEODORE BROWN (binding design)]; POPE, ALEXANDER; WARD, ADOLPHUS WILLIAM (editor, notes, introductory memoir)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: T. Y. Crowell & Co.: [1896]

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2800

Condition: Very good +


8vo (6" x 8¼”). pp. 573. Signed Theodore Brown Hapgood binding design in gold on fine diagonally ribbed olive cloth of 4 small birds and 9 stylized artichoke flowers with stems and leaves that surround a central shield containing the titles. The titles and the artichoke motif are repeated in gold on the spine. t.e.g.Includes portrait frontis. of Pope and 14 additional full page black and white illustrations after photographs and engravings.The poetical Works of Pope revised and enlarged from the Globe Edition of the Works of Alexander Pope from 1869, also edited by Adolphus ... View more info

A WANDERER'S SONGS OF THE SEA

By: [KEELER, LOUISE MAPES BUNNELL (binding design)]; KEELER, CHARLES

Price: $250.00

Publisher: San Francisco, A. M. Robertson: 1902

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2989


12mo (4½” x 7¼”). pp. 59. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE.Signed binding design by Louise Keeler of a tall ship in full sail at sunset in gold, red, grey, dark brown, light brown, turquoise, dark blue and black on a paper onlay mounted on gold cloth with the titles in magenta.A series of sea verse written while the author and his wife (the binding designer) were in Tahiti on assignment for the Oceanic Steamship Company.The stunning binding design by Louise Keeler gives the illusion of stained glass with the use of rich colors in black outline. It should be ... 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

OF AUCASSIN AND NICOLETTE A TRANSLATION IN PROSE AND VERSE FROM THE OLD FRENCH TOGETHER WITH AMABEL AND AMORIS

By: [Woodroffe, Paul; Housman, Clemence]; Housman, Lawrence

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: 1925

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 93

Condition: Very good


12mo.(7¾" x 5"). pp. [i - viii]; [1] - 106; (6 blank). Cream paper covered boards with titles stamped in gold on the spine. Arts & Crafts headpiece, tailpiece, initial letters, Frontis. and 3 additional full page illustrations by Paul Woodroffe engraved on wood by Clemence Housman. Endpapers designed and signed by Paul Woodroffe. Spotting to paper between pages 15 and 32. Lightly sunned spine with two small spots on front board and contemporary ownership inscription on half-title, otherwise a lovely production in the Morrisonian fine press tradition. View more info