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A History of the British Stalk-Eyed Crustacea, Bell, Thomas
1 Bell, Thomas A History of the British Stalk-Eyed Crustacea
London, England John van Voorst 1853 First Edition Full-Leather Very Good Plus No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Printed by Woodfall and Kinder, London. Custom binding by Hodgson of Liverpool, so stated. Preface dated July 1853. Aquamarine polished calf, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and decorative rulings to the hubbed spines. The spine color gently faded to an olive green. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with very gently bumped corners, scarcely observable. Bindings unsoiled and quite attractive. A bit of rubbing to the binding, especially to the hubs. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. All page edges marbled to a lovely effect, matching the pastedowns and FEPs, in colors of purple, blue, bronze and off-white. With lxv and 386 numbered pages. With 174 wood engravings, consisting of detailed drawings of crustaceans as well as charming vignettes depicting landscapes and people. Blue ribbon page marker. No inscriptions, signatures, labels, bookplate, underlining, highlighting, or other marks observed, save for traces of pencil erasure at top of a front FEP. Slight age toning to margins of all pages of both volumes, quite minor. A remarkably clean volume and a handsome addition to any library shelf on zoology, natural history or scientific illustration. Rated Very Good Plus. A finer copy is unlikely to be found. Thomas Bell [1792-1880], an accomplished British zoologist, surgeon and writer, was a president of the Linnean Society as well as a member of numerous other academic and professional societies, clubs and boards. He was considered an authority in the field of crustacea. He was associated with and an influence on Darwin. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice, Cabell, James Branch
2 Cabell, James Branch Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice
New York, New York, U.S.A. Robert M. McBride and Company 1927 Reprint Half-Leather Very Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Coyle, Ray 
Printed August 1927, being the third printing of the first illustrated edition. Bound in gilt tooled blue morocco half leather with blue buckram boards, marble pastedowns and FEPs. Hubbed spine, the spine uniformly sunned. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. Some rubbing and scuffing at the head, tail, and corners. 9.5 x 6.25 inches. T.E.G. With 368 numbered pages and with frontispiece plus 11 additional B&W illustrations. With the handsome ex libris bookplate of Guernsey Curran to the front pastedown, and thus an interesting association copy. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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XXe Siècle, Pablo Picasso, Chroniques du Jour, D'Ors, Eugenio
3 D'Ors, Eugenio XXe Siècle, Pablo Picasso, Chroniques du Jour
Paris, France Chroniques Du Jour 1930 First French Edition Paperback Very Good Very Good Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Picasso, Pablo 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. Translated from the Spanish by Francisco Amunategui. Original orange European over-wrappers, plus a glassine DJ protector. The cover portrait photograph by Man Ray. This is copy no. 113 of 550 copies in French from a total edition of 1250 copies. This edition of Pablo Picasso is the fifth work issued as part of the XXe Siècle Collection. Broché 28 x 23 cm, couverture illustrée. 11 x 9 inches. Printed 15 December 1930 by Les Soins des Impressions A.B.C. The matte paper over-wrappers are impressively clean though there is some loss of the over-wrappers along the spine. This is scarcely noticeable, however, because the underneath wrappers are undamaged. Crisp black-stamped lettering to the front wrapper. The black lettering to the spine is partly worn away. Generally unbumped spine head and tail. Text block firmly bound in. 61 numbered pages, with no missing pages. With 4 pochoir color plates (included in pagination), 48 black and white plates following text, and other smaller illustrations within text. Pochoir color plates with pristine tissue guards. The 48 B&W plates are discreetly numbered on the reverse side, upper left corner. A hint of age-toning to the pages, as is typical with this book. Else an exceptionally clean copy, inside and out. Still rather tight; almost no fanning. Gently read. A Very Good copy. Scarce in this condition. An important early work on Picasso. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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Singraven: de geschiedenis van een Twentsche havezate [Singraven: the history of a manor in Twente] Complete in 4 Volumes, Döhmann, Karl
4 Döhmann, Karl Singraven: de geschiedenis van een Twentsche havezate [Singraven: the history of a manor in Twente] Complete in 4 Volumes
Brussels, Belgium Librarie Nationale D'art et D'histoire 1934 First Edition Decorative Boards Very Good Plus Limited Edition Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Dit boek is in de Nederlandse taal, niet in het Engels. Door Karl Döhmann, en met medewerking van W.H. Dingeldein, en voorw. van W.F.J. Laan. Handgeschept papier. Dit is exemplaar 42 van 165 exemplaren. Utilitaire bouwkunst. Geschiedenis van Europa. 1. deel. Tot 1652; 2. deel. Tot 1774; 3. deel. Tot 1915; 4. deel. Oorkonden. Repertorium der bronnen aantekeningen. Register. Tabellen. Kaarten. Singraven is een landgoed nabij Denekamp in de gemeente Dinkelland. Tot het landgoed behoren behalve de havezate ook de watermolen van Singraven (1448) aan de Dinkel, een koetshuis (1868) en een aantal pachtboerderijen. This book is in Dutch, not in English. Complete in four volumes. This is copy no. 42 of a limited edition of 165 copies. Printed by Drukkerij Sinte Catharina, Bruges. Binding by J. de Brunoff, Paris, and with many illustrations reproduced by that firm. Additional graphics by Carl Schünemann, Bremen, and by Van Leer & Co., Amsterdam. Handmade paper by Van Gelder Zonen. Watermarked "Singraven" paper, presumed rag content. Contemporary bindings, with buckram spines resembling coated vellum, and with coated paper hardboards. The spines with crisp gilt-stamped lettering. The boards of a rich turquoise background and with elaborate gilt design in a rococo style, at once exuberant and restrained. The boards with light rubbing, especially at the extremities. Exceptionally clean bindings. Text blocks firmly bound in. 13 x 10 inches. Edges deckled to a handsome effect. With X, 252, 268, 286 and 325 numbered pages. With approximately 133 full-page, mostly B&W plates and with colored coats of arms. Tissue guards present. Pocket envelope at rear of Vol. 4 contains six full-color, fold-out maps, as called for. All maps in pristine condition save for a small crease to one of the maps. Recent endpapers. We can find no apparent evidence of foxing or soiling in the volumes. An immensely clean set of four volumes. Respectfully read, if read at all. A Very Good Plus to Near Fine set. Rare in any condition. "Extremely fine publication on splendid paper, printed in a very limited edition and never put in trade. A standard work constituting a full documentation of the history of Twente and giving details from an economic and legal point of view, genealogies, the agrarian crisis in the 18th century, the curious feudal and manorial rights, the situation in the so-called Marken, etc." Singraven itself is a grand estate near Denekamp in the municipality of Dinkelland, region of Twente, Province of Overijssel, in Eastern Holland. The manor house was constructed no later than 1381. Singraven belonged to the bishop of Utrecht, then became an abbey, and afterwards a private house with various different owners. Now it is a museum containing mainly furniture, paintings, books and other objects from the XVII and XVIII centuries. 
Price: 4000.00 USD
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The Dispensary: A Poem in Six Canto's, Garth, Samuel
5 Garth, Samuel The Dispensary: A Poem in Six Canto's
London, England 1726 Soft Cover Very Good Minus 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall Du Guernier, Louis 
Stated ninth edition. With several Descriptions and Episodes never before Printed. Printed for J.T. and sold by Tho. Astley at the Dolphin and Crown in St. Paul's Churchyard. 6 x 3.5 inches. With modern wrappers affixed, light greenish gray color to the wrappers. Text block is fully intact. "Frontispice [sic] Lud. Du Guernier inv. et sculp." is a full-page etching. Leaves A3 - A5 plus unnumbered pages plus 4-84 numbered pages, with six additional full-page etchings, one per canto. Gently read, and in remarkably good condition for a book of this age. Virtually no foxing or spotting observed. Very subtle age yellowing. No tears apparent. A Very Good Minus copy and worthy of custom binding. See: Falkner Greirson & Co. Ltd., Dublin, bookseller's Catalogue II, 1969, English Literature 1650 to 1850. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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On Making a Printing Press, Green, Ralph
6 Green, Ralph On Making a Printing Press
1955 Presumed First Edition Pamphlet Very Good Limited Edition 
One of 170 copies handset, printed and bound by the author, with his signature on the colophon page. 18 numbered pages, with 4 charming line drawing illustrations stamped in green ink. Soft gray semi-stiff paper wrappers, with moderate age yellowing to the front. Ecru paper, probably rag content, bound in with green string. A very clean copy. Very Good. Scarce in any condition. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Memoirs of the Count de Grammont, Hamilton, Count Anthony
7 Hamilton, Count Anthony Memoirs of the Count de Grammont
London, England John Lane The Bodley Head 1928 First Edition Thus Full-Leather Near Fine Limited Edition 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Jones, Wilfred 
Translated by Horace Walpole. Printed in Nijmegen, Holland by G. J. Thieme. This edition was limited to 1,000 copies for Great Britain set in Venetian Old Style monotype, and impressed upon Dutch Pannekoek pure rag paper. 8.5 x 6 inches. Bound by Riviere & Son, London, (binder's stamp to front free-endpaper), in polished blue calf, with gilt rules to the boards, elaborate gilt-stamped design to the hubbed spine, the spine with two gilt-lettered morocco labels. The blue of the spine is gently and evenly sun-faded. The boards are thick and the leather of the entire binding is smooth and supple and generally not dried out. Unbumped spine head and tail. The corners are sharp except that the upper front corner has a minor bump. The text block is bound in with exceptional sturdiness. A.E.G. Decorative pastedowns and FEPs; sky blue patterned paper. With viii and 230 numbered pages. With 8 tipped-in, B&W full-page woodcuts, all in fine shape and each with a pristine tissue guard. Also with B&W headband illustrations. An impressively clean copy, and quite tight. Likely unread. A Near Fine copy. Somewhat rare and hard to find, at least in this condition. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Modern Pen Drawings: European and American, Holme, Charles, Ed.
8 Holme, Charles, Ed. Modern Pen Drawings: European and American
London, England The Studio 1901 First Edition Decorative Boards Very Good Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is no. 216 of 300 copies; so stated on the limitation page. Presumed first printing of the first edition. Presumed printed and bound in England. Deluxe full vellum binding with elaborate design in blind-stamp to the boards. Gilt title and date to the spine [spine states 1900 but title page states 1901]. With generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. The binding very lightly soiled. Boards with olive green, sturdy fabric ties in very good condition. Text block firmly bound in. 12 x 8.25 inches. T.E.G. Fore-edge and bottom edge deckled to a handsome effect. Decorative pastedowns/FEPs. Olive green silk-satin page marker ribbon. With 212 numbered pages, plus numerous B&W drawings, many full page. Some drawings were either made expressly for this publication or were appearing for the first time. Gently read. Light spotting to the preliminaries. Light age-toning to some of the pages. Else a very clean and presentable copy. A Very Good copy. The limited edition is scarce in any condition. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Quinti Horatii Flacci Carmina, Odes d´Horace, Horace
9 Horace Quinti Horatii Flacci Carmina, Odes d´Horace
Paris, France Philippe Gonin 1939 First Edition Thus Unbound Near Fine Very Good Limited Edition 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Maillol, Aristide 
Première édition ainsi. Destiné à la publication en 1939 mais retardée par la Seconde Guerre Mondiale et d'autres complications jusqu'en 1958. Remplissez en deux volumes dans des emballages imprimés, logés dans les dustwrappers originaux mais qui n'ont pas les étuis de protection. Une d'une édition limitée de 350. Cet exemplaire non numéroté. Curieusement, il ya trois pages de colophon, deux pages colophon identiques dans le premier volume et une page de colophon différent dans le second volume. Quant aux pages de colophon Vol. I, dans une écriture soignée à l'encre violette, quelqu'un a fait remarquer que le paiement de 50% est due à la réception du Volume I ( Mars 1958) et 50% lors de la réception du Volume II ( Juin 1958). À l'endroit où le nombre manuscrite devrait apparaître dans le Vol. II, la place se trouve, dans un coup de main à l'encre noire soignée, "justifié au Tome I ", puis initiales qui peuvent être PG, par Philippe Gonin, mais incertain. (8, 8 blancs), 179, (2, 3 blancs ) et ( 1, 7 blancs), 278, (2, 8 blancs) pages. Imprimé sur du papier de lin fait à la main avec Maillol - Gonin filigrane, lâche et non consolidées, telles que publiées, avec bords de la page fortement frangés à un effet beau. Avec 125 [?] gravures sur bois, dont 4 sont répétées sur les emballages. Ce livre est une édition bilingue, en latin et en français. Traduit en français par le baron Delort et revu par Mme Michel Roussier. Aristide Maillol illustrateur. De la presse privée de Philippe Gonin, éditeur-directeur, Paris. Toutes les pages propre, sans inconvénients observés. Notez que la cape pour Vol. I est déchiré de haut en bas à la charnière arrière, mais qu'il n'y a pas de pertes à proprement parler. En tout cas, les deux enveloppes sont protégés par suremballeuses de Mylar. 21 x 13,5 cm. Quelques pages non coupées. Un état presque fin de deux volumes, avec une très bonne jaquette et une presque fin, et manquant d'un étui. Rare dans n'importe quelle condition. First edition thus. Intended for publication in 1939 but delayed by World War II and other complications until 1958. Complete in two volumes in printed wrappers, housed in the original dustwrappers but lacking the slipcases. One of a limited edition of 350. This copy unnumbered. Oddly, there are three colophon pages, two identical colophon pages in Vol. I and a different colophon page in Vol. II. As to the colophon pages in Vol. I, in a neat hand in purple ink, someone has noted that 50% payment is due on receipt of Volume I (March 1958) and 50% upon receipt of Volume II (June 1958). In the place where the handwritten number should appear in Vol. II, instead is found, in a neat black ink hand, "justifié au Tome I," and then initials which may be PG, for Philippe Gonin, but uncertain. (8, 8 blanks), 179, (2, 3 blanks) & (1, 7 blanks), 278, (2, 8 blanks) pages. Printed on hand-made linen paper with Maillol-Gonin watermark, loose and unbound as issued, with page edges heavily deckled to a handsome effect. With 125 [?] woodcuts, 4 of which are repeated on the wrappers. This book is a bilingual edition in Latin and French. Translated to French by Baron Delort and reviewed by Madame Michel Roussier. Aristide Maillol illustrator. From the private press of Philippe Gonin, publisher-editor, Paris. All pages clean, with no demerits observed. Note that the wrapper for Vol. I is torn top to bottom at the rear hinge, but that there are no losses to speak of. In any case both wrappers are protected by clear Mylar overwrappers. 8.25 x 5.25 inches. Some pages unopened. A Near Fine set of two volumes, with one Very Good dust jacket and one Near Fine dust jacket, and lacking a slipcase. Scarce in any condition. 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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Selected Essays on Books and Printing, Johnson, A. F.
10 Johnson, A. F. Selected Essays on Books and Printing
Amsterdam Van Gendt & Co. 1970 9063000162 / 9789063000165 First Edition Cloth Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Set and printed at the estimable firm of the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona, Italy. Lovely black-flecked red fabric binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering on a black spine label. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11.25 x 9.5 inches. XI and 489 numbered pages. With numerous full-page plates, most of which are in B&W but several of which are in duotone with red accents. Pristine pull-out maps of the City of London between pages 397 and 400. Either unread or very gently read. Exceptionally clean and still quite tight. Plain paper dust jacket, with crisp black- and red-stamped lettering. A few tiny tears at the DJ spine head, quite minor. A Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Gil Blas de Santillane, Lesage
11 Lesage Gil Blas de Santillane
Paris, France Charavay et Martin First Edition Thus Decorative Boards Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Leloir, Maurice 
No date given but believed circa 1900. A limited edition consisting of 50 copies printed on Imperial Japan paper and another 50 on China Fort paper. This copy does not appear to be from that limited edition. Printed and presumed bound by Chamerot et Renouard, Paris, and the prints and watercolors produced by Maison Puchot. 11.75 x 8 inches. Medium orange buckram binding, with gorgeous and elaborate design in gilt, gray, beige and black to the front board and to the spine, and also with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Moderately bumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. Heavy-duty boards, exceptionally clean. Hinges strong; text block firmly bound in. All edges gilt. Japan paper pastedowns and opposite FEPs. With xx and 272 numbered pages, with intermittent sepia-tone prints and with 12 full-color, full-page watercolors on semi-glossy stock. One of the 12 plates is fully detched and has minor wear to the fore-edge. Half title page with gift inscription in English and "Paris, Dec 25th 1902" in a neat ink hand. Else an exceptionally clean and rather tight copy. Very gently read. No remainder marks. Overall a handsome book, impressive for its age. No dust jacket is present. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 140.00 USD
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L'Art des emblemes ou s'enseigne la morale par les figures de la fable, de l'histoire et de la Nature, Ménestrier, Claude-François
12 Ménestrier, Claude-François L'Art des emblemes ou s'enseigne la morale par les figures de la fable, de l'histoire et de la Nature
Paris R. J. B. de La Caille 1684 First Edition Full-Leather Very Good Minus 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. Première édition. Avec environ 355 illustrations de gravure sur bois d'emblèmes basés sur l'héraldique. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. First edition. 7.25 x 4.75 inches. Brown tree calf binding, possibly contemporary but more likely late 18th century. Hubbed spine with six compartments, with gilt-stamped lettering and design. Small losses at spine head and tail, minor. Mild rubbing to the boards. The rounded corners are moderately bumped. The textblock feels firmly bound in although the hinges are cracked. All edges in a speckled red and brown pattern. [5] 6-15, 415, [1] pages. With engraved vignette to title page, with headpieces, tailpieces and embellished capitals, and, most significantly, with approximately 355 woodcut illustrations of emblems. The pages display age toning and scattered spots of soiling, with some tidewater marks in the upper right corner of several pages. The handsome armorial bookplate of Theodore Pagan is on the front pastedown and a bookplate from Arthur Mullin is affixed to the opposite FEP. Else a clean and presentable copy. This is a handsome volume in remarkably good condition for its age. Rare in any condition. This volume is an early French emblem book; not a later edition of the author's "L'art des emblêmes," Lyon, l662, but a different work about emblems, their design and meaning. From Wikipedia: "Ménestrier [1631-1705] was a French heraldist, a member of the Society of Jesus [Jesuit], a numismatist and antiquary, and attendant of the royal court.... He composed numerous books on heraldry, in which he was one of the greatest authorities of his age.... Ménestrier maintained that we can know the essence of heraldry only from the sources from the age of living heraldry but he was also influenced by the heraldic view of his age." 
Price: 2950.00 USD
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The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais, Volume II Only, Millais, John Guille
13 Millais, John Guille The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais, Volume II Only
New York, New York, U.S.A. Frederick A. Stokes 1899 Presumed First Edition Decorative Boards Very Good Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is Volume II only of a two-volume set. This is no. 32 of 250 copies, and with the photogravures on Imperial Japan paper. Printed at the University Press, Cambridge, MA. Medium green buckram binding, with an elaborate and crisp gilt-stamped design to the front board and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and design to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 10 x 6.5 inches. T.E.G. Fore-edge and bottom edge deckled to a handsome effect. With xi and 511 numbered pages, and with five photogravures including the frontispiece, with pristine tissue guards, plus numerous additional B&W or sepia-tone illustrations. Very gently read. An exceptionally clean copy, inside and out. A Very Good copy. An association copy with the handsome leather bookplate of Willis Vickery to the front pastedown and with off-setting from same to the opposite FEP. Judge Vickery was a noted bibliophile of his day. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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A Short History of English Printing 1476-1898, Plomer, Henry
14 Plomer, Henry A Short History of English Printing 1476-1898
London, England Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co. 1900 First Edition Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket Limited Edition 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
This book constitutes Vol. II of the series, The English Bookman's Library. 9 x 7 inches. 330 pp. Edition de Luxe. This is number 12 of 50 copies only printed on Japanese vellum. So stated on reverse of half title page. Originally issued with green buckram boards [?]. Modern full calf fine binding, with hubbed spine and with gold-stamped title and rules over a black blaze. The binding has a beautiful hand and is in superb condition, with scarcely any evidence of wear. Deckled page edges to a charming effect. Tissue guard opposite B&W frontispiece portrait of William Morris. Approximately 40 B&W plates. Slight age-toning to the book pages. Else an exceptionally clean and tight copy. A Near Fine copy. A highly desirable copy of a scarce volume. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Italy, A Poem; Poems. 2 Vols., Rogers, Samuel
15 Rogers, Samuel Italy, A Poem; Poems. 2 Vols.
London, England T. Cadell & E. Moxon 1930 First Edition Thus Full-Leather Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Two companion volumes, Italy, A Poem, published 1830 and Poems, published 1834. Presumed first illustrated editions. Printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars and their successors, Bradbury & Evans. Later full-leather bindings by Root & Son, (binder's stamp to front free-endpapers), in blue polished calf, with crisp gilt-stamped rules and corner devices to the boards and with gilt-stamped design to the hubbed spines, each spine with brown morocco title label. Gilt dentilles to the under-edges of the boards. Unbumped spine heads and tails, except for a gentle bump to the spine head of the second volume. Sharp corners with a touch of rubbing. Some light scuffing to the boards but on the whole very clean and presentable bindings. Gutters/hinges strong. Text blocks firmly bound in. 7.75 x 5.25 inches. A.E.G. With handsome marbled paper pastedowns and FEPs. vii and 284 and viii and 295 numbered pages. Charming B&W steel-engraved vignettes throughout, about 55 and 69 respectively, illustrated after J. M. W. Turner, T. Stothard and others. Blue ribbon page markers. Intermittent light to moderate foxing. Some transfer of a few plates to the opposite pages. Else clean and free of any obvious blemishes. Very Good copies. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Paul et Virginie suivi de la chaumière Indienne, Saint-Pierre, Bernardin de
16 Saint-Pierre, Bernardin de Paul et Virginie suivi de la chaumière Indienne
Paris, France Furne et Cie 1863 Three-Quarter Leather Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. Richement illustré in et hors texte. Bel exemplaire (très peu de rousseurs et papier bien blanc).10 x 7 inches. Contemporary three-quarter morocco in deepest green, with green pebbled buckram boards, and with turquoise pastedowns. Printed and presumed bound in Paris. Hubbed spine, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and detailing. The leather is much rubbed. A little loss of color here and there to the buckram. Bumped tail, with noticeably bumped and abraded corners. Text block very solidly attached to the binding. 421 numbered pages of text. Numerous full-page duotone plates with tissue guards. Also numerous vignettes, headpieces and tailpieces. Scarcely any spotting or foxing. Owner name and date in neat ink hand to upper right corner of front FEP. Else the book over all is very clean. A Good Plus copy. Woodcuts after Horace Vernet, Tony Johannot, Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, Eugène Isabey, Charles-François Marville and others. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Charles Eisen, Salomons, Vera
17 Salomons, Vera Charles Eisen
London, England John & Edward Bumpus 1914 First British Edition Decorative Boards Very Good Minus Limited Edition 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Eisen, Charles 
From the series, XVIIIth Century French Book-Illustrators. Principal text in English, with secondary text in French, including a preface in French by Emile Bertaux. Title page gives a publication date of 1914 but in fact not issued until 1921, due to the War, according to laid-in notices. This is copy no. 74 of a special edition of 100 copies only, printed on hand-made paper. Printed by the Chiswick Press, Great Britain. Dark salmon pink buckram linen binding giving the effect of watered silk, with gilt-stamped design to the front board and with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 9 x 6 inches. Gently bumped spine head, tail and rear corners. T.E.G. The fore and bottom edges deckled to a handsome effect. The text block firmly bound in. A few pages still unopened, as issued. With 195 numbered pages, including a catalogue of the major books illustrated by Eisen, and with 39 photogravure plates from negatives by the author. The plates include small head- and tail-pieces, two full-page frontispiece illustrations and also 30 full-page illustrations at the rear of the volume. No remainder marks. Offsetting to the front and rear FEPs from the opposite pastedowns. Offsetting to the verso-recto opposite frontispiece illustrations due to the absence of a tissue guard. One small nick to the spine. Else a very clean and presentable copy, inside and out. A Very Good Minus copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Commedia dell' Arte, A Celebration, Saltzman, Ann
18 Saltzman, Ann Commedia dell' Arte, A Celebration
Los Angeles, CA Printmaker Press 1993 First Edition Decorative Boards Fine No Jacket Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Baker, Marion 
This is copy no. 66 of 75 copies only. Printed at the Printmaker Press, Los Angeles, CA in 1993. Design, printing and illustrations by Marion Baker. Text by Ann Saltzman. The typeface is Garamond Bold, handset and printed on Rives BFK Heavyweight paper. 12 x 10 inches. Handsome red cloth binding, with the front and rear boards illustrated with original linocuts. Unbumped spine head and tail, and the corners are sharp. Beautiful pastedowns/FEPs of handmade paper. 25 unnumbered pages, with three-color images surrounding the verses. The verses and illustrations capture the playful irreverence of Commedia's players: Harlequin the slapstick lover, Brighilla the tipsy musician, Pantaloon a slippery skin-flint, the Doctor an addled philosopher, the Captain a bombastic soldier, and Columbine and Isabella the wily women. The book is immaculate, inside and out. The text block is very soldily attached to the binding. No DJ, as issued. A Fine copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. Included is the publisher's original publication announcement. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, Surtees, R. S.
19 Surtees, R. S. Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour
London, England Bradbury, Agnew & Co. Half-Leather Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Undated but must be after 1865, even though the preface says November 1852, since the title pages mentions works by the author that did not appear before 1865. Could be an edition as late as the 1880s. Rebound in gilt tooled three-quarter olive-brown morocco with marble boards, marble pastedowns and FEPs. Hubbed spine. A bit of shelf pull on the underside, with minor wear at the four top and bottom corners. T.E.G. 408 pp. with "Huntsman" engravings on steel and woodcuts by John Leech, color frontis. plus 12 additional plates, hand-colored. Mild foxing. Very neat ex libris plate affixed to front FEP. Else a very clean copy. An About Very Good copy. 
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Jours pétrifiés 1943 - 1944 Poèmes avec six Gravures au Burin, Tardieu, Jean
20 Tardieu, Jean Jours pétrifiés 1943 - 1944 Poèmes avec six Gravures au Burin
Paris, France Nouvelle Revue Française; Éditions Gallimard. 1947 First Edition Thus Unbound Near Fine Very Good Plus Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Vieillard, Roger 
Nouvelle Revue Française; Éditions Gallimard. Il s'agit d'une édition en français. Exemplaire no. 1 des 26 exemplaires accompagnés de deux suites des six gravures [total 12], l'une en noir sur Annam, l'autre en sanguine sur Malacca ivoire. Sur vélin de pur chiffon des Papeteries du Marais. Très frais, partiellement découpée, numéroté. Tirage total à 146 exemplaires numérotés. En feuilles, couverture bleu rempliée, illustrée d'une gravure au burin, sous-chemise et étui cartonnés gris bleutés. Texte composé à la main en Caslon de vingt par Jourde et Allard, illustré de 6 gravures pleine page au burin par Roger Vieillard, dont celle de la couverture. Texte non coupé, 91p, table, justification du tirage. 28 x 22 cm. This book is in French. Roger Vieillard illustrator. 11 x 9 inches. Unbound as issued in printed blue wraps, glassine dust jackets, and plain cardboard slipcase with paper title label. Some pages unopened. No. 1 of 26 copies only that include two sets of six original engravings by Vieillard. One set printed in black on Annam paper, the other set printed in chalk on ivory Malacca paper. 91 numbered pages. Outer slipcase is a little worn at the edges. Nevertheless the slipcase remains sturdy and is over all rather clean. Discreet, tiny stamp of previous owner, JEB, in one or two places, NOT on the plates. A Near Fine copy in Very Good Plus glassine DJs in a Very Good Minus slipcase. Roger Vieillard (9 février 1907, Le Mans - 1er mars 1989) est un graveur buriniste et illustrateur français, proche des artistes de la nouvelle École de Paris. L’oeuvre de Roger Vieillard, qui compte 662 estampes, est très personnelle, il utilise un trait précis d’une grande habileté, il possède un style unique et identifiable. L'oeuvre de Roger Vieillard est considérée comme l'une des plus importantes dans la gravure du XXe siècle et l'artiste comme « le plus pur des burinistes ». Pour lui le burin «est le seul qui suit avec fidélité les fantaisies de l'esprit. Pénétrant profondément dans le cuivre dont il déchire la surface, son ouvrage est plus proche du ciseau du sculpteur que du pinceau du peintre ». Tenté par l'abstraction et le surréalisme, il a fait évolué sa technique pendant des décennies, jusqu'à ses derniers reliefs gravés, des tirages sur plâtre. L'illustration de livres, une trentaine, représente la moitié de son oeuvre gravé. Il est aujourd'hui exposé dans le Cabinet des Estampes de la Bibliothèque nationale, le musée de Beauvais, la Bibliothèque de Bordeaux, le Musée du dessin et de l'estampe originale de Graveline, le Musée des beaux-arts de Nantes, le Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg. 
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