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Beasts from Belloc: A Selection of Poems from Hilaire Belloc's The Book of Beasts for Bad Children and More Beasts for Worse Children, Belloc, Hilaire
1 Belloc, Hilaire Beasts from Belloc: A Selection of Poems from Hilaire Belloc's The Book of Beasts for Bad Children and More Beasts for Worse Children
Portland, OR, U.S.A. The Chamberlain Press 1982 First Edition Decorative Boards Fine No Jacket Limited Edition 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall Chamberlain, Sarah Signed by Illustrator and Printer
In English, not in French. Signed on the colophon page in pencil by Sarah Chamberlain, who is both the illustrator and the printer. Number 44 of an edition of 125. The type is Garamond, the paper is Rives and the illustrations are cut in box wood. Unnumbered pages, with red titling and black text. With several B&W illus., some full page. 6.5 x 5 inches. Decorative brown and dark red paper boards with leather title label the length of the spine. Immensely clean and tight binding, with virtually no hint of shelf life. Either unread or very gently read. The interior is immaculate. No DJ, as issued. A Near Fine copy. 
Price: 150.00 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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La prostituzione in Napoli nei secoli XV, XVI, e XVII. Documenti Inediti, Di Giacomo, Salvatore
4 Di Giacomo, Salvatore La prostituzione in Napoli nei secoli XV, XVI, e XVII. Documenti Inediti
Napoli Riccardo Marghieri Editore 1899 Presumed First Edition Decorative Boards Very Good Minus Association Copy 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Signed by Celebrity
Questa non è una edizione bilingue. Testo in italiano solo, non in inglese. Stampato in Italia. In quarto (cm 27 x19). Ampi margini. Pagine [6] and 176, e 50 illustrazioni nel testo in seppia e una tavola f.t. di V. La Bella incisa da A. Bergamo. Legatura in tavole carta coperta. La storia di tre secoli di prostituzione in Napoli, esaminata alla luce di documenti inediti e corredata di notizie sui costumi, gli usi, la moda, luoghi e taverne celebri. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in Italian only, not in English. Printed and bound in Naples, Italy by Melfi & Joele. Signed in a bold ink hand on the front pastedown by previous owner, Vincenzo Capezza. 10.75 x 7.75 inches. Contemporary binding of paper-covered hardboards, with designs to the front board in orange and green. Bumped spine with small chip. All corners fairly sharp but moderately abraded. The binding is lightly soiled. Bottom third of front gutter splitting but text block remains firmly bound in. With [6] and 176 pages. Wide margins. With 50 illustrations, some in red and some B&W. Tidewater marks at the bottom of front pastedown and some of the pages, not into the text. All pages somewhat age-darkened. Else a clean volume. No evident spotting or foxing. A Very Good Minus copy. Somewhat scarce in any condition. The book is a history of three centuries of prostitution in Naples, examined and presented with, shall we say, delicate sensibilities, and with the help of a rich iconography. Capezza was an Italian opera critic and personally knew many of the great Italian singers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He specialized in the career of Enrico Caruso. 
Price: 300.00 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
5 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
6 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
7 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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Grimmelshausens Abenteuerlicher Simplicissimus. Zwanzig Radierungen von Erich Erler., Grimmelshausen, Hans Jakob
8 Grimmelshausen, Hans Jakob Grimmelshausens Abenteuerlicher Simplicissimus. Zwanzig Radierungen von Erich Erler.
Munich, Germany Franz Hanfstaengl 1921 First Edition Thus Unbound Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Erler, Erich Signed by Illustrator
Dies ist nicht eine zweisprachige Ausgabe. Text in Deutsch, nicht in Englisch. Erste Ausgabe somit. 4 Bl. und 20 Doppelblatt mit je 1 ganzseitigen Orig.Radierung von Erich Erler. 30 x 19,5 cm. Unbeschnittene Doppelbogen in pergament-Mappe. München, Franz Hanfstaengl, 1921. Eines von 100 numer. Exemplaren auf Kupferdruck-Bütten mit der signierten Frontispiz-Radierung. Gesamtauflage: 110 Exemplare. Das Buch sollte ursprünglich als illustriertes Buch mit dem Gesamttext erscheinen. Wegen der Inflation wurde jedoch nur ein Mappenwerk mit den Radierungen herausgebracht, denen jeweils die entsprechende Textseite zur Illustration gegenübergestellt ist. Gutes Exemplar. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in German only, not in English. First edition thus. Complete in one paperback volume of loose sheets with plates, as issued, all in chemise, and in turn in portfolio. No. 49 0f 100 copies on kupferdruck bütten papier (handmade rotogravure paper). There were also 10 copies on Japan paper. Text printed by Knorr & Hirth, plates printed by Franz Hanfstaengl. Page size 11.5 x 7.5 inches. (Thus each sheet, as opened, is 11.5 x 15 inches.) Title page and first few text pages with moderate age-yellowing and/or spotting. With 20 plates, as called for, each about 7.25 x 5.25 inches. The first plate is numbered and signed in pencil by the artist. The first plate with light to moderate foxing along the right edge of the page as well as along the right margin of the impression. All other plates exceptionally clean and almost entirely free of foxing or with lightest spotting. All sheets are slipped in to a plain beige paper chemise with black-stamped lettering and design to the front. The portfolio with ivory-colored vellum [or vellum-like] spine and corners, and with beige paper hardboards. Front board with gilt-stamped lettering and design. Faint, round ink stamp to the front pastedown [from publisher or bookseller?]. This item overall Good Plus. Scarce in any condition. The publisher originally intended to print the entire text of the book but for cost-containment reasons decided instead to print excerpts from the text, one excerpt corresponding to each of 19 plates. All etchings by Erich Erler [1870-1946], a German painter and etcher of the Munich School and a staff member at the weekly magazine Die Jugend. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Quattrocentisteria, How Sandro Botticelli saw Simonetta in the Spring, Hewlett, Maurice
9 Hewlett, Maurice Quattrocentisteria, How Sandro Botticelli saw Simonetta in the Spring
New York, New York, U.S.A. Golden Cross Press 1937 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Angelo, Valenti Signed by Illustrator
In English. This is copy no. 75 of 175 copies and has been designed, decorated, and illuminated by Valenti Angelo. Printed by the Walpole Printing Office for the Golden Cross Press of New York. Signed on the colophon page in pen by Valenti Angelo. 12.5 x 8.25 inches. Vellum spine with gilt-stamped title and vellum corners. Plain blue paper hardboards. 21 numbered pages, with red initials and black text. The type is unidentified. The paper is Capuleti laid, with the castle watermark. With 6 vignettes illuminated in gilt, including the title page and the colophon page. Immensely clean and tight binding, with virtually no hint of shelf life. Either unread or very gently read. The rear pastedown with very light offsetting to the opposite FEP, else the interior is immaculate. No DJ, as issued. A Near Fine copy. Very scarce in any condition. A stunning production. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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Modern Pen Drawings: European and American, Holme, Charles, Ed.
10 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
11 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.
12 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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Stone Soup, Jones, Kenneth
13 Jones, Kenneth Stone Soup
Portland, OR, U.S.A. The Chamberlain Press 1985 First Edition Decorative Boards Fine No Jacket Limited Edition 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall Chamberlain, Sarah Signed by Author and Illustrator
Signed on the colophon page in pencil by Sarah Chamberlain, who is both the illustrator and the printer. Number 27 of an edition of 150. The type is Garamond, the paper is Rives and the illustrations are wood-cut. Unnumbered pages, with black text. With several B&W illus., some full page. 6.75 x 5 inches. Decorative marbled paper boards with predominant colors being beige, putty, deep red and charcoal. With paper title label to the spine. Immensely clean and tight binding, with virtually no hint of shelf life. Either unread or very gently read. The interior is immaculate. No DJ, as issued. A Near Fine copy. 
Price: 119.50 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
14 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." 
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The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais, Volume II Only, Millais, John Guille
15 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. 
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Dziewiec Wierszy. Neun Gedichte. [Nine Poems], Milosz, Czeslaw
16 Milosz, Czeslaw Dziewiec Wierszy. Neun Gedichte. [Nine Poems]
Lodz, Poland Correspondance des Arts II 1987 First Edition Cloth Fine Limited Edition Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Eidrigevicius, Stasys Signed by Illustrator
Dies ist die Nummer 33 von einer limitierten Auflage von 100 Exemplaren nur plus Kopien I-X für den Autor, so angegeben. Dies ist eine zweisprachige Ausgabe in polnischer und in deutscher Sprache. Übersetzt ins Deutsche von Karl Dedecius. Der Künstler ist Stasys Eidrigevicius. Acht graphiken Wurden mit der technik von Kupferstich und Aquatinta und eine mit der Siebdrucktechnik gemacht. This is no. 33 of a limited edition of 100 copies only, plus copies I-X for the author, so stated. This is a bilingual edition in Polish and in German. Translated into German by Karl Dedecius. The artist is Stasys Eidrigevicius. Complete in a three-part custom portfolio plus slipcase. 12.25 x 9.75 inches. The left side of the portfolio with 9 poems in the original Polish bound in, the center with 8 original etchings bound in, and the right side with 9 poems in German translation. Also with colophon pages in Polish and German. The portfolio of beige linen [or linen-like] cloth, immensely clean and with sharp corners. Each of the three panels of the portfolio screenprinted with a large facsimile of the signatures of the poet, artist and translator, respectively. As called for, there are eight original etchings of copperplate and aquatint. The etchings pulled on ecru, heavy-duty card stock, apparently produced in Poland. On average each plate measures 5.75 x 4.75 inches. Most plates in gray-scale and a few with subtle tones of blue or brown added. Each of the etchings is signed in light pencil by the artist, just below the impression. All pages, including text and plates, exceptionally clean. We can find no demerits. Lovely custom full-pictorial slipcase, bound in gray cloth stamped in black and white. The featured silkscreen by the artist consists of the wrap-around design on the slipcase. Slipcase with just a trace of soiling/browning to the rear board. A Fine copy in a Near Fine slipcase. Rare in any condition. Czeslaw Milosz [1911-2004] was a Lithuanian-born "Polish poet, prose writer, translator and diplomat. His World War II-era sequence The World is a collection of twenty 'naïve' poems. Following the war, he served as Polish cultural attaché in Paris and Washington, D.C., then in 1951 defected to the West. His nonfiction book The Captive Mind (1953) became a classic of anti-Stalinism. From 1961 to 1998 he was a professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1978 he was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and in 1980 the Nobel Prize in Literature." Stasys Eidrigevicius [b.1949] is a painter and graphic artist. "Lithuanian-born, Polish-based Stasys is an artist of popular taste who values expression over intellectual constructs. His art has a faux-naif, humorous flavour in its reductionist qualities, superimposing itself over the romantic notion of art as a metronome registering the 'vibrations of the soul'. Stasys' works often depict single figures, who sometimes carry simple domestic implements or furniture; their distorted physiognomies are veiled with a fan, a pair of slippers, or a basket covering the head." 
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A Short History of English Printing 1476-1898, Plomer, Henry
17 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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Robbin's Journal Comprising an Account of the Loss of the Brig Commerce, Robbins, Archibald
18 Robbins, Archibald Robbin's Journal Comprising an Account of the Loss of the Brig Commerce
Greenwich, CT The Condé Nast Press 1931 First Edition Thus Leatherette Very Good Plus Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Winslow, Earle Signed by Illustrator
This is no. 237 of a limited edition of 355 copies and signed on the colophon page by the artist, Earle Winslow. 10 x 7 inches. Lightest dove gray leatherette, the front board with a blind-stamped design of a clipper ship at sea. Crisp gilt-stamped lettering over a black blaze. Extensive rubbing along the spine, a cosmetic issue only. Black endpapers. Smyth-sewn and bound. A.E.G. 313 numbered pages, with B&W woodcuts by Earle Winslow. Gently read, if read at all, and still quite tight. On the a.e.g. edges when held to harsh light at an oblique angle there might be seen a few tiny lines or striations, perhaps not visible in ordinary light, and deemed very minor. In the original slipcase of black and beige paper over hardboards. Paper loss along the front edge of the slipcase framing the book spine. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Plus slipcase. Comprising an account of the loss of the Brig Commerce of Hartford (Con.) James Riley, Master, upon the Western Coast of Africa, August 28, 1815, also the Slavery and Sufferings of the Author and the Rest of the Crew upon the Desert of Zahara in the years 1815, 1816, 1817. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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Paul et Virginie suivi de la chaumière Indienne, Saint-Pierre, Bernardin de
19 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
20 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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