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DANTE - THE GREAT SANSOVINO EDITION - 1578 A VERY UNUSUAL AND HANDSOME COPY IN ITALIAN VELLUM Dante Alighieri, (1265-1321). [OPERA] CON L’ESPOSITIONI DI CHRISTOFORO LANDINO, et D’Alessandro Vellutello. Sopra la sua Comedia dell’Inferno, del Purgatorio, del Paradiso. Con tavole, argomenti, & allegorie, & riformato, riveduto, & ridotto alla sua vera lettura, per Francesco Sansovino Fiorentino (Venice: Appresso Gio. Battista, & Gio. Bernardo Sessa, fratelli, 1578) Second issuance of the first edition with a portrait of Dante. With a fine woodcut title page and 96 woodcut illustrations, including three full-page, 77 large cuts in the text, and numerous head- and tailpieces. Printer’s woodcut device on the final leaf. Folio (320 x 218 mm), in a binding of handsome contemporary antique Italian vellum over boards. Original calligraphic titling on the spine panel in Renaissance style. [28 ff.), 163, [4 ff.], 164-393. A copy in a pleasing state of preservation. The text leaves are crisp quite clean, with just a few normal blemishes here and there. Some typical toning to a few of the quires as is normal with the printing of this book. Only the most occasional of the usual spotting of staining. Dante portrait outlined in pen. $11,500 RARE 1596 EDITION OF THIS HISTORIC PRINTING OF ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS IN THE MIND OF MAN. This is the highly important edition of Dante edited by Francisco Sansovino, incorporating two commentaries: that of Christoforo Landino, which first appeared in the Florentine edition of 1481, and the noteworthy commentary of Alessandro Velutello, first published at Venice in 1544. The volume includes extensive introductory matter by all three commentators, and a running commentary that virtually overwhelms the poem itself. The woodcuts in this edition are taken from those in Velutello’s edition of 1544 and represent a departure, both iconographically and stylistically, from those in the Brescia, 1487 edition--they appear more accomplished and more confident in execution. Francesco Sansovino recovered Vellutello’s commentary, never printed in Italy again until this time (except for a Lyonese reprint of 1551). This edition, printed here first in 1564, is very important because it is richly illustrated with many woodcuts taken from the edition of 1544 printed by Marcolini. The portrait of Dante on the title-page, inspired in Vasari’s tradition, is very famous and this edition is in fact commonly know as ‘of the big nose’. The sources of the portrait have probably to be found in two paintings by Vasari, now at the Oriel College of Oxford and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Cleveland. Harvard/Mortimer Italian 148. Koch I, 1564. Gamba 390., Mambelli 40., De Batines 1-91/2. De Batines I, pp. 91-92; STC Italian 210; Adams D, 103; Volkmann, Iconografia dantesca, pp. 72-73; Mather, Portraits of Dante, pp. 65-66; Zappella, Il riratto, I, p. 201.
DANTE ALIGHIERI - LA DIVINA COMMEDIA - LE TERZE RIME THE FIRST ALDINE DANTE - THE FIRST USE OF THE ANCHOR DEVICE AN EXCELLENT COPY IN FINE BINDING - VENICE - 1502 Dante Alighieri, [Aldine Printing]w. LE TERZE RIME (Lo ‘Nferno E’L Purgatorio E’L Paradiso Di Dante Alaghieri) (Venice: in Aedib. Aldi. Accuratissime men. Aug MDII., (Venezia. Aldo Manuzio,1502)) The first Aldine printing of The Divine Comedy and the Aldine “pocket book” format and the first use of the anchor device. With the famous Aldine anchor device on the final leaf. 8vo , in a beautiful antique binding of full polished vellum, the spine decorated with gilt ruled raised bands separating the compartments, two of the compartments with lettering labels of dark maroon morocco gilt lettered, the covers with triple gilt fillet rules at the borders, marbled endleaves, red edges.  leaves, and with the f.82 blank present. A very handsome and desirable copy, very nicely bound. Internally crisp and and quite bright and clean throughout, four of the leaves a bit shorter than the others, but with the same edge colour and clearly part of the text-block for a great time, last leaf with small restoration to the upper outside corner. $23,500. RARE AND IMPORTANT AND ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS IN LITERARY AND PRINTING HISTORY. The first Aldine printing of Dante’s Divine Comedy; the first edition of Dante to appear in a more handy, portable format (all previous editions were folios); the first book to contain the famous Aldine device of the anchor and dolphin (though Renouard suggests that a portion of the edition was issued without the device). According to Brunet, this is a much sought-after edition, and copies are difficult to find in complete and desirable condition. This book for all intents and purposes inaugurated the beginning of literary publishing by Aldus by which books became available to the general publis. This then is a book of the greatest importance. Printed in characteristic Aldine cursive type, this is a well margined and finely impressed copy “Dante’s theme, the greatest yet attempted in poetry, was to explain and justify the Christian cosmos through the allegory of a pilgrimage. To him comes Virgil, the symbol of philosophy, to guide him through the two lower realms of the next world, which are divided according to the classifications of the ‘Ethics’ of Aristotle. Hell is seen as an inverted cone with its point where lies Lucifer fixed in ice at the centre of the world, and the pilgrimage from it a climb to the foot of and then up the Purgatorial Mountain. Along the way Dante passes Popes, Kings and Emperors, poets, warriors and citizens of Florence, expiating the sins of their life on earth. On the summit is the Earthly Paradise where Beatrice meets them and Virgil departs. Dante is now led through the various spheres of heaven, and the poem ends with a vision of the Deity. The audacity of his theme, the success of its treatment, the beauty and majesty of his verse, have ensured that his poem never lost its reputation. The picture of divine justice is entirely unclouded by Dante’s own political prejudices, and his language never falls short of what he describes.” PMM STC Italian, p. 209; Renouard 1502, #5.
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FIRST EDITION OF CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL HOLIDAY NOVELS - First Issue - 1843 Dickens, Charles. A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (London: Chapman and Hall, 1843) First edition, with "Stave I" in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, earliest state of the binding, and first issue points including green endpapers and title in red and green. With four color illustrations and four woodcuts by John Leech. Small 8vo, in handsome full brown calf with red morocco spines brightly decorated in gilt in a holly motif, with the original brown cloth covers and green endpapers bound in the rear. 166, 2 ads. A very nice and clean copy of Dicken’s most beloved Christmas tale, quite attractive. $9500. THE MOST FAMOUS CHRISTMAS STORY OF ALL TIME. Dickens’ captured the popular imagination as no other novelist had done, he was held in in high critical esteem by contemporaries as varied as Queen Victoria and Dostoevsky. He called his extremely popular A CHRISTMAS CAROL a “whimsical sort of masque intended to awaken loving and forbearing thoughts.” The lasting appeal of this novel has proven it to be much more. It had been dramatized on the London stage within a month of its publication and has been made into no less then 17 motion pictures. Dickens began to write A Christmas Carol in October 1843, and completed the book in six weeks with the final pages written in the beginning of December. As the result of a feud with his publisher over the meagre earnings on his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dickens declined a lump-sum payment for the tale, chose a percentage of the profits in hopes of making more money thereby, and published the work at his own expense. For 168 years now, the title has never once been out of print. ALL five of Dickens' Christmas novels are available in this catalogue. See pages 13 & 14. For a uniform set of all titles, please inquire.
FIRST EDITION OF ALL SIX VOLUMES - BEAUTIFULLY BOUND THACKERAY’S CHRISTMAS BOOKS - BINDINGS BY ZAEHNSDORF ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT AND HAND-COLOURED - 1847-1855 [Thackeray, William Makepeace] Titmarsh, M. A. The Christmas Books, comprising MRS. PERKINS'S BALL; OUR STREET; DOCTOR BIRCH; THE KICKLEBURY'S ON THE RHINE; REBECCA AND ROWENA; and THE ROSE AND THE RING (London: Chapman and Hall; Smith, Elder, 1847, '48, '49, '50, '50, '55) Together 6 volumes. First edition of each book, very rare in collector’s condition and state. With numerous illustrations by the author, coloured by hand. Tall 8vo, uniformly bound in full crushed scarlet morocco by Zaehnsdorf, richly gilt in panels of the spine, gilt lettered, with gilt ruled borders on the covers, gilt dentelle turn-ins and silk endleaves, a.e.g. Housed in a cloth slipcase. A very fine set. The first volume has a small insignificant chip at the head of the spine, the set remains fresh and clean and very handsome in the fine bindings. $12,500. FIRST EDITIONS OF EACH OF THE THACKERAY CHRISTMAS BOOKS. A lovely and very handsome set, with a cancelled check from the previous owner to A. C. McClurg, who commissioned the bindings.
AN EXCELLENT COPY OF THE BEST EDITION KAY NIELSEN’S BEST AND MOST FAMOUS BOOK - 1914 THE MOST HANDSOME OF THE FIRST EDITION FORMATS [Nielsen, Kay, illus.]. EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON: Old Tales From the North (London: Hodder and Stroughton, ) First edition. The best of the various issues of the first editions. Illustrated with 25 beautiful tipped-in color plates by Kay Nielsen as well as numerous detailed black and whites throughout the text. 4to, publisher’s original navy blue cloth with gilt lettering and elaborate pictorial decorations on the spine and upper cover, and with decorative illustrated endleaves printed in black and gilt. 206 pp. A bright and clean copy of this rare book with only a bit of old evidence of shelving at the tips, the colour plates are truly fine impressions, the book is handsome and has the inevitable foxing to a few of the leaves at the front and rear. $4950. AN IMPORTANT AND SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF NIELSEN’S BEST BOOK. Fifteen old Norwegian folk-tales from Asbjornsen and Moe’s ‘Norske Folkeeventyr’, have been selected and magnificently portrayed by Nielson. Only his second book commission, this collection of paintings earned him enormous public recognition and equal standing with Dulac and Rackham as a leading children’s book illustrator. Here, in its larger format, we are offered the luxury of viewing all 25 illustrations with utter clarity.
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CHARLES DARWIN - ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES THE MOST IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC WORK OF THE 19TH CENTURY THE MOST IMPORTANT BIOLOGICAL TEXT EVER WRITTEN Darwin, Charles. ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (London: John Murray, 1860) Fifth thousand, one of 3000 copies printed only, after the 1250 which were printed by Murray of the first issue. Folding lithographed diagram by W. West, half title with quotations from Whewell and Bacon and Butler on verso, 32-page publisher's catalogue bound at end. 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth gilt. ix, 502, index,  ads (dated January 1860). A fine, very pleasing and clean copy in excellent state with inner hinges in very nice condition, the paper fresh and unspotted and the book in absolutely original condition. $10,500. THE MOST IMPORTANT WORK OF SCIENCE PUBLISHED IN THE 19TH CENTURY AND THE MOST IMPORTANT WORK OF BIOLOGY EVER PENNED. Printed from standing type of the first edition, with a number of resettings, Darwin himself considered that this edition was merely corrected, though the next printing, in 1861, was called the Third edition. A very nice and completely unsophisticated copy of "the most influential scientific work of the nineteenth century" and "the most important biological work ever written" (Horblit, Freeman). Darwin's elaboration of the theory of natural selection laid the groundwork for the controversy over the evolution of man, and with only slight modification by such scientists as Stephen Jay Gould, Darwin's ideas remain the umbra under which most current biological research is conducted. The repercussions of Darwin’s theory on religious, scientific, sociological and philosophical thought was the result of what Garrison considered “the most wonderful piece of sythesis in the history of science.” In this first edition Darwin brought man to his true place in nature and accomplished a
revolution. Darwin had intended the book to be an abstract of his 'big book' on transmutation, of which only the first part (VARIATION UNDER DOMESTICATION, 1868) was published in his lifetime. The first edition of “Origin” had a print run of only 1250 copies and was sold out in a day. No second issue of the first edition was undertaken and the book was republished again in a printing of only 3000 copies literally within days of the first issuance.
HOBBES DIALOGUES ON NATURAL PHILOSOPHY DECAMERON PHYSIOLOGICUM - FIRST EDITION - LONDON - 1678 THE FINAL FORM OF HIS MECHANISTIC SYSTEM OF THE WORLD Hobbes, Thomas. DECAMERON PHYSIOLOGICUM: Or, Ten Dialogues of Natural Philosophy (London: J.C. for W. Crook, 1678) The First Edition of Hobbes’ final work. With the folding plate, which is frequently lacking and a figure within the text. 8vo, in full calf of proper period style, the binding with raised bands ruled in blind and a black morocco label lettered and with decorate ruled frame in gilt viii, 136, (7) (1) pp. A very fine and handsome copy, complete with the license leaf, folding plate and all ads, rarely found such. The text very clean and fresh. $15,950. VERY RARE AND HOBBES’ FINAL WORK, PRODUCED AT AGE 90. Hobbes considered himself to be primarily a scientist and philosopher and only consequently a theorist of civil and ecclesiastical authority. His reputation, however, both in his own day and ours, is inextricably linked to his progressive theories in civil and church polity, despite more practical accomplishments in optical theory. DECAMERON PHYSIOLOGICUM was the final form of his mechanistic system of natural philosophy and the final word in the Wallis-Hobbes feud. "Hobbes last work of all was a new set of dialogues on physical questions, in the fashion of the earlier ones, but now with a stroke added at Wallis's doctrine of gravitation in the "De Motu". And a demonstration of the equality of a straight line to the arc of the circle was, of course, thrown in at the end, to show him true as ever to the desperate purpose that had maintained the long quarter of a century of strife." (C.G. Robertson)" On Page 116 Hobbes references Kepler, with whom he is in agreement, in a statement giving the age of the Earth. There are discussions on magnetism, vacuum, motions of air and water, gravity, optics and more.
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WALT WHITMAN’S LEAVES OF GRASS - THE AUTHOR’S OWN COPY IN THE ORIGINAL FIRST ISSUE BINDING OF GREEN CLOTH GILT SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR IN BLOCK LETTERS A DEFINING MOMENT IN A YOUNG NATION’S CONSCIOUSNESS THE COMPLETE LOVER OF THE UNIVERSE - AMERICA’S FUTURE PRESENT Whitman, Walt. LEAVES OF GRASS (Brooklyn: [for the author], 1855) First edition. First Issue and State “A” of the Binding. AUTOGRAPHED by Walt Whitman in block letters on the titlepage and HIS OWN WORKING COPY. The Whitman-Linton-Skiff-Doheny Copy. With a portrait frontispiece on the heaviest of the papers used for the portrait page. 4to, original green cloth gilt, a.e.g. xii, 95. A copy with wear to the binding, now refurbished, some old stains, presumably from Whitman’s workbench and constant use, titlepage inscription torn away. Price on Request. AN EXTRAORDINARY COPY, WHITMAN’S OWN WORKING COPY OF HIS MASTERWORK GIVEN AS A GIFT AND AN EXTREMELY RARE AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of what is arguably the greatest work in all of American literature. Unknown to scholarship, and untraced for over 140 years, it is accompanied by the signed statement of a previous owner, F.W.Skiff, explaining this copy’s history and provenance. Stating that he knew William Fowles Hapson, a pupil of William J. Linton (the great English wood engraver and author of the definitive History of Wood Engraving in America), Skiff then proceeds to relate: “At one time Mr. Hapson invited me to go with him to Mr. Linton’s. While there Mr. Linton showed us his copy of Whitman's Leaves of Grass - and told us the following narrative in re the book. In England, Mr. Linton held friendship with Mr. Rossetti, who had edited and published Whitman’s work in England. Mr. Linton stated “he considered Whitman as the outstanding writer in the English language outside of Shakespeare. Linton came to America in 1860. One of his first acts after removal, was to call upon Whitman, of whom he requested a copy of the original edition of Leaves of Grass. Whitman stated he only had his working copy. (The volume he had printed himself.) This he finally presented to Linton after first writing (or printing) his name upon the title page. Whitman then added his presentation inscription at the upper right hand corner of the title-page... Years passed...One day I received a letter from Mr. Hapson that LInton had passed away and that his daughter desired to sell her father’s library. I purchased the copy of Leaves of Grass of the daughter, but before delivering to me, she tore the inscription to her father from Whitman from the title-page - remarking when so doing that her father’s name must be removed from the book.” The information in Skiff’s letter enables us to ascertain that the book was presented from Whitman to Linton in 1860 - undoubtedly owing to Whitman’s deep affection for Rossetti (and any friend thereof) -- then passed into Skiff’s possession shortly after 1897 (the year of Linton’s death), where it apparently remained until about 1940, at which time the book was purchased by Estelle Doheny (having transited, no doubt, through a bookseller’s hands). It is important to note that this copy was actually signed twice by Whitman on the titlepage - an altogether unique circumstance in 1st edition copies -- once in thin tall block lettering under the title (stating “by Walt Whitman”) and again in a presentation inscription (now, regrettably, torn away) in the upper right corner. Though Whitman is known to have used block lettering in the creation of layout dummies of his own advertisements, this is probably the only copy of any edition of Leaves of Grass to have been signed with such lettering. Though Skiff doesn’t say why Whitman chose to sign the titlepage in this distinctive manner, it is nonetheless tempting to speculate that Whitman perhaps wished to definitively put his name on his anonymously published work - in surrogate print form -- just as his very last copy was about to be given over to posterity. (Skiff’s statement - or is it Linton’s or Whitman’s -- calling Whitman’s working copy “the volume he had printed himself” is an intriguing point of ambiguity in the narrative: Whitman is certainly known to have set some of the type for the 1855 Leaves of Grass; but this peculiar phrasing suggests that Whitman perhaps had an especial involvement with this particular copy. Could this copy in fact have been the first finished or prototype copy -Whitman’s “first-born child” so to speak?) Whitman is known to have owned only one other 1st edition copy of Leaves of Grass -- his “desk copy” (in which Whitman inserted manuscripts of subsequently published poems), now owned by the New York Public Library. Even the Library of Congress -- which acquired the known bulk of Whitman’s library from Horace Traubel’s estate (Traubel himself having received it directly from Whitman) -- contains no 1st edition Leaves owned by Whitman. The present copy is unique among signed 1st edition copies of Leaves of Grass - of which there are perhaps only some 5 or 6 extant - not only for its block-letter inscription, but also for being a first issue copy in a state “A” binding. All the other known signed copies appear to belong to the second issue of the work. And in this context it is further significant to note that the NY Public “desk copy” is in fact a trimmed “remainder copy” in plain unprinted wrappers. We are once again confronted - after a lapse of 140 years - with WHITMAN’S OWN FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE COPY OF THE 1855 ORIGINAL LEAVES OF GRASS. It’s condition factors notwithstanding, it remains from the true collector’s standpoint The Greatest and Most Desirable Copy Obtainable. The present offering is the Unique Opportunity to acquire THE AUTHOR’S OWN COPY OF THE GREATEST WORK OF MODERN LITERATURE.
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David Copperfield - A Classic of World Literature A Copy with Fine Provenance - The Doheny Copy First Edition - Charles Dickens - 1850 Dickens, Charles. THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850) First edition, bound from the original parts. A COPY WITH FINE PROVENANCE. FROM THE DOHENY COLLECTION WITH THE FINE MOROCCO LABEL GILT OF ESTELLE DOHENY AT THE PASTEDOWN. With all first issue errors other than ‘screamed’ for ‘screwed’ (p. 132) which is only present in the first issue. With Chapter XXVII on p. 282 instead of p. 283 as listed in the Contents; p.16, line 1 & p. 225, line 22 - ‘recal’ instead of ‘recall’; p. 19, 12 lines from the bottom “cha pter ;ut” shows; p. 387, 6 lines from the bottom ‘coroboration’ instead of ‘corroboration’; p. 472, 13 lines from the bottom-- there is no closing of the quotation marks, first state of the engraved vignette title (dated). With 39 engraved plates and a vignette titlepage by H. K. Browne [Phiz]. 8vo, very handsomely bound in antique three-quarter tan polished calf over marbled boards, the spine with raised bands double ruled in gilt and gilt stopped, two compartments with contrasting maroon and green morocco labels handsomely ruled and lettered in gilt, page edges marbled. xiv, , 624 pp. A handsome copy, quite fine internally, clean and solid with a bit of the usual toning to some of the plates and virtually none of the typical spotting, typical offsetting to the frontispiece and vignette title-page, the binding with only light evidence of use or age. $1850. FINE FIRST EDITION, BOUND IN HANDSOME TAN CALF OVER MARBLED BOARDS. For many lovers of the author’s works, DAVID COPPERFIELD ranks as the finest of his writings. “Of all my books,“ Dickens wrote, “I like this the best; like many fond parents I have my favourite child, and his name is David Copperfield.” It is certainly Dickens’ most personal and autobiographical work, especially in the remarkable early chapters describing David’s provincial upbringing and his experiences in the bleak warehouses of London. Abounding in vivid characters such as Uriah Heep, Betsy Trotwood, Mr. Micawber, the Pegottys and Mr. Dick, DAVID COPPERFIELD continues to rank among Dickens’ most popular and critically acclaimed works. In this work, Dickens displays his talents well: “his inordinate gift of observation, his sympathy with the humble, his power over the emotions and his incomparable endowment of unalloyed human fun...It gave what were then universally referred to as ‘the lower orders’ a new sense of self-respect, a new feeling of citizenship. Like the defiance of another Luther, or the Declaration of a new Independence, it emitted a fresh ray of hope across the firmament.” [EB] In this way, Dickens’ work is significant on many levels. The Unpublished Letters of Charles Dickens to Mark Lemon A Copy with Fine Provenance - The Doheny Copy First Edition - Limited Issue - London - 1927 Dickens, Charles; Dexter, Walter. THE UNPUBLISHED LETTERS OF CHARLES DICKENS TO MARK LEMON. Edited by Walter Dexter (London: Halton & Truscott Smith, Ltd., 1927) First Edition, the Limited Issue specially bound and numbered. This copy with Fine Provenance. From the Doheny Collection with two plates of the Doheny family at the pastedown and freefly. With a number of illustrations throughout, including facsimiles of playbills and letters. 4to, publisher’s original three-quarter vellum over purple cloth boards, the spine lettered in gilt and the covers ruled in gilt. (8), 165 pp. A very fine copy, beautifully preserved. $550. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 525 COPIES ONLY. Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Books - 1894 and 1895 A Set with Very Fine Provenance - The Doheny Copy First Editions - In Fine Original Gilt Decorated Cloth Kipling, Rudyard. THE JUNGLE BOOK and THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK (London: Macmillan and Co., 1894, 1895) Together 2 volumes. First editions. These with fine provenance, being from the Doheny Collection with both Doheny plates added to each volume. With illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling, W. H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. 8vo, publisher’s original polished navy blue cloth lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt on each volume, a.e.g. 212; 238, ads pp. A very pleasing,
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and handsome set, nice copies. The Jungle Book as usual, a bit less brightl than The Second Jungle Book. Hinges are clean and unbroken, the giltwork to the bindings in good order, bright and only lightly worn on the first volume. An important set. $5750. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST ISSUES OF THIS CLASSIC WORK. The stories of Mowgli, a human child lost in the jungles of India and raised by wild animals, struck a cord with readers who somehow found him and his animal friends easy to relate to despite the bizarre circumstances. Arguably the best loved of Kipling’s many delightful works for children and a true classic of its genre.
Robert Louis Stevenson - First Edition - 1886 Kidnapped: Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour A Copy with Fine Provenance - The Doheny Copy Stevenson, Robert Louis. KIDNAPPED: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751 (London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1886) First edition, first issue with “business” on p. 40, line 11, and the ads dated 5.G. 4.86 and 5.B. 4.86. A COPY WITH FINE PROVENANCE. THE DOHENY COPY WITH THE MOROCCO OWNERSHIP LABEL GILT. Folding map printed in colours. 8vo, publisher’s original dark blue cloth, the covers ruled in blind, the spine lettered in gilt. viii, 311,  ads pp. A handsome and bright copy, with little of the inner wear typical to the book, very light wear externally and a very pleasing copy overall. $2250. FIRST EDITION WITH FINE PROVENANCE, BOUND IN THE PUBLISHER’S ORIGINAL DARK BLUE CLOTH. One of the author’s best books and often considered a companion to TREASURE ISLAND as well as to CATRIONA which was published in 1893. Beinecke 378 Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island A Copy with Very Fine Provenance - The Doheny Copy First Issue - First Illustrated Edition - 1886 - Original Cloth Stevenson, Robert Louis. TREASURE ISLAND. Illustrated Edition. (London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1886) Very Scarce First Issue of the First Illustrated Edition by the publisher of the original first printing issued only three years earlier without illustrations, and with pagination as in the first edition. With Fine Provenance, this copy from the library of Estelle Doheny with her famous red morocco and gilt bookplate, owner of one of the most legendary book collections ever assembled. Frontispiece illustration of the chart of Treasure Island in three colours as the first edition of 1883, engraved illustrated title page, vignette to printed title and 24 other engraved plates with captions. 8vo, publisher’s original red cloth with spine lettered in gilt and pictorially decorated in black, upper cover with pictorial designs and lettering in black. viii, 292, ads pp. A very pleasing copy and an usually well preserved example of this classic work, internal hinges with some light separation at the join of the free-fly and pastedown, but a tight, clean and quite bright copy overall. A book now difficult to obtain in the first edition, first issue state. $2500. A VERY SCARCE SURVIVAL. THIS IS THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF THE GREATEST LITERARY WORK ON THE SEA AND PIRACY EVER PENNED AND THIS COPY FROM ONE OF THE GREATEST PRIVATE LIBRARIES OF ALL TIME, though this is not one of the books sold in the famous 6 part Doheny Auction of the 1980s. Stevenson’s great adventure at sea is a must-read book for boys of every generation.
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Jane Austen’s Classic Novels Beautifully Illustrated by Charles Brock Bound In Contemporary Polished Calf Bindings 1 Austen, Jane. WORKS. Being: SENSE AND SENSIBLITY; PRIDE AND PREJUDICE; MANSFIELD PARK; EMMA; NORTHANGER ABBEY/PERSUASION. (London: J.M. Dent and Sons, Limited, 1907-1909) 6 volumes. With numerous colour plates and decorated titles in each of the volumes by C.E. Brock. 8vo, bound in contemporary three-quarter tan calf over marbled boards, the spines with raised bands ruled in gilt, central ornamental gilt tooling in the compartments, contrasting red and maroon morocco lettering pieces gilt. A very good and handsome set, internally very fine, with some normal aging to the calf, some hinges a bit tender. VERY SCARCE. A charming and delicately illustrated set of Austen’s classic novels. Originally, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY appeared in 1811, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE in 1813, MANSFIELD PARK in 1814, EMMA in 1815, and NORTHANGER ABBEY and PERSUASION posthumously in 1818. Here we find them all perfectly united in this attractively bound set. “Recognition came to Miss Austen slowly. But she is now firmly established as an English classic...Miss Austen had always her panegyrists among the best intellects-such as Coleridge, Tennyson,Macaulay, Scott, Sydney Smith, Disraeli and Archbishop Whitely, the last of whom may be said to have been her discoverer. Macaulay, whose adoration of Miss Austen’s genius was almost idolatrous, considered MANSFIELD PARK her greatest feat; but many critics give the palm to EMMA. Disraeli read PRIDE AND PREJUDICE seventeen times. Scott’s testimony is often quoted: ‘That young lady had a talent for describing the involvements, feelings and characters of ordinary life which is to me the most wonderful I have ever met with. The big bow-wow I can do myself like any one going; but the exquisite touch which renders commonplace things and characters interesting from the truth of the description and the sentiment is denied to me.’” - EB $2850.
Droll Stories of Honore de Balzac With Albert Robida’s Masterful Illustrations 2 Balzac, [Honore de]. BALZAC’S CONTES DROLATIQUES. DROLL STORIES Collected From the Abbeys of Tourane Translated Into English Complete and Unabridged. (London: Privately Printed, N.D., Circa 1900) Uncommon privately printed edition, first thus with Robida’s illustrations. With 48 illustrations from engravings by Albert Robida. 8vo, publisher’s brick red cloth, the spine with a paper label printed in red and black, t.e.g. viii, 468 pp. A very good copy, the spine lightly mellowed. SCARCE illustrated edition privately printed and with illustrations by famed French illustrator, etcher, lithographer, caricaturist, and novelist Albert Robida, whom the Encyclopedia Britannica calls the “founding father of science fiction art”. $65.
The Best William Blake Ever The Works of William Blake - Poetic, Symbolic and Critical Gathered Together by W.B. Yeats and E.J. Ellis First Edition - Beautifully Decorated in the Gilt Bindings 3 Blake, William; Ellis, Edwin John; Yeats, William Butler. THE WORKS OF WILLIAM BLAKE. Poetic, Symbolic and Critical. Edited with Lithographs of the Illustrated “Prophetic Books,” and a Memoir and Interpretation by Edwin John Ellis and William Butler Yeats. (London: Bernard Quaritch, 1893) 3 volumes. Vol. I “The System”; Vol. II “The Meaning”; Vol. III “The Books”. First Edition and one of only 500 sets. Illustrated throughout with a great profusion of fine lithographs and other full page illustrations including portraits, folding plates, plans and other decorations. Tall, royal 8vo, publisher’s beautiful original green polished linen, the covers exquisitely emblazoned in gilt with all over pictorial designs after Blake’s own designs and with additional pictorial and lettered gilt-work to the spines, t.e.g., others uncut. xvi, 420; vi, 435; ix, errata, 97, (6), (28), (8), (27), (9), 16, 6, (2), (9), (5), (3), (17), (1), 13, 100, 45,(6), (1), 18, (1),(4),6 ff., 174 pp. 2 ads. A fine. bright and clean set with only very light age evidence, primarily at the tips and primarily from shelving. FIRST EDITION OF THE BEST BLAKE EVER. With the errata slip and portrait frontispieces to each volume. Volume III is a fully illustrated volume with facsimiles reproducing Blake’s books. The front covers, fully emblazoned with gilt-work depicting one of Blake’s most beautiful designs are renown for being among the most beautifully decorated publisher’s bindings of all time. “Nothing perhaps in his pictorial art quite matches the aerial radiance and felicity of his best songs. But nothing in his poetry has the sustained grandeur of the Job engravings, or of a whole series of splendidly imagined designs.” Not only did Blake posses a sweeping poetic and visual imagination, but his technical range was also far beyond his contemporaries. “Were there no mystical ideas or original imagination to attract us to his work,” as Binyon said, “we could still admire the artist who, in a time when the fashionable academicians hardly seemed to know of the existence of any art but
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that of painting in oils, engraved his own designs, painted in watercolours and in distemper, invented two methods of etching in relief, revived (doubtless without consciousness of any predecessor) the “monotype,” engraved original woodcuts, and made at least one experiment in lithography.” $3250.
The Complete Writings of William Blake The Nonesuch Limited Edition - Three Volumes - 1925 4 Blake, William; Keynes, Geoffrey. THE WRITINGS OF WILLIAM BLAKE. (London: The Nonesuch Press, 1925) 3 volumes. Limited edition of 1500 numbered sets, printed on Vidalon handmade paper at the Chiswick Press. Profusely illustrated throughout with 58 fine full-page plates after Blake’s own renderings, frontispiece and additional illustrations throughout. Tall Royal 8vo, publisher’s original marbled boards backed in white vellum, spines lettered in gilt. xviii, 364; vii, 397; vii, 430 pp. An unusually fine and handsome set, fresh and near pristine internally, the vellum clean and well preserved, the bindings fine and with far less than the normal mellowing, the boards also in very pleasing condition, occasional light evidence of shelving. A FINE AND IMPORTANT SET OF THE BLAKE WRITINGS. Printed at The Chiswick Press under the supervision of Francis Meynell. In the three-volume ‘Writings of William Blake’ very little editing was done and variant readings are thus given, to maintain the integrity of the texts and provide a framework for scholarly analysis. $1250.
One of 160 Copies Only - The Caxton Club The Trees of the Genealogia Deorum of Boccaccio 5 [Boccaccio; Caxton Club] Wilkins, Ernest Hatch. THE TREES OF THE GENEALOGIA DEORUM OF BOCCACCIO (Chicago: The Caxton Club, 1923) FIRST and LIMITED EDITION, one of only 160 copies printed on handmade Fabriano Paper. With 21 plates, three of which are in beautiful full colour, with printed tissue guards. Also with fine engraved ititials and tables throughtout. 4to, publisher’s original half vellum over buff boards with small vellum corner-pieces. 24pp + plates. A very fine copy, near as pristine. SCARCE, LIMITED TO ONLY 160 COPIES. A study of the genealogical tables used to decorate Boccaccio’s great mythological work, from manuscripts and the early printed editions. Genealogia deorum gentilium, known in English as On the Genealogy of the Gods of the Gentiles, is a mythography or encyclopedic compilation of the tangled family relationships of the classical pantheons of Ancient Greece and Rome, written in Latin prose in circa 1360 by the Italian author and poet Giovanni Boccaccio. The first printed edition was in Venice at the early date of 1472. By 1499, no fewer then eight editions had published, attesting to the popularity of the work. Ernest Hatch Wilkins was a respected authority on Italian literature. His teaching career began at Amherst as an instructor of Romance languages from 1900 to 1904, and continued at Harvard, where he taught from 1906 to 1912 and again from 1947 to 1950 as a visiting lecturer on Italian literature. In 1912 he went to the University of Chicago where he was successively Associate Professor and Professor of Romance languages until his move to Oberlin in 1927. From 1923 to 1926 he served the University as Dean of its College of Arts, Literature and Science Wilkins served as Oberlin College’s seventh president from 1927 until his retirement in 1946. He authored several respected works on Dante, Petrarch and Papini. He was a corresponding member of the Accademia Della Crusca in Florence and was decorated with the Cavaliere della Corona d’Italia in 1920 for his international promotion of Petrarch and Dante. $695.
In A Most Impressive Binding - Exquisitely Executed Beautifully Gilt Designed and Decorated Emerald Morocco The Works of Robert Burns - Scotland’s National Poet 6 Burns, Robert. THE WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS. With Life by Allan Cunningham and Notes by Gilbert Burns, Lord Byron, etc. (London: Henry G. Bohn, 1862) With an engraved frontispiece portrait and vignette title-page showing Burns’ birthplace, and with two large folding facsimiles of manuscript poems in Burns’ hand. Thick 8vo, exquisitely bound in beautiful Victorian full emerald-green morocco, both covers impressively decorated with double gilt border rules surrounding a gilt floral-motif framework around a central gilt wreath made of interlocking thistles, and this surrounding a central harp-shaped emblem featuring a tree, cornucopia and walking stick. The board edges gilt tooled, the turn-ins tooled in blind. The spine with compartments fully gilt decorated in similar floral and thistle motif between gilt stippled and ruled raised bands, one compartment with bold gilt lettering, a.e.g. xxiv, 820 pp. A fine and beautiful copy, internally fresh and clean, very solid and firm which is unusual for such a large text-block, the Victorian binding with only minor expected evidence of age, very appealing and bright gilt work, inner front hinge loose, easily refurbished, and not distracting from this beautiful binding. BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND PRESENTED. A fine collected edition of the works of Scotland’s beloved national poet, the Victorian binding is especially appealing. It includes Allan Cunningham’s “Life”. Cunningham, a published poet and magazine contributor, was a neighbor of Robert Burns. Although Burns died when Cunningham was only a child, he had many recollections of his father’s friend. The list of contributors to the notes is a virtual ‘who’s who’ of contemporary greats in English and Scottish literature. The volume contains all of Burns’ Poems, Epistles, Ballads, Political Ballads Satires and etc. $1250.
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Burton’s Kasidah One of Only 20 copies on Japon Vellum 7 Burton, Richard F. THE KASIDAH of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi. A Lay of the Higher Law. With a Foreword by Roger Ingpen. (Portland: Thomas Bird Mosher, 1915) This edition printed on Japanese Vellum is limited to only 20 numbered copies,of which this is number 12 signed by Mosher. With a facsimile of the original design and lettering of the front wrapper to the first edition. Royal quarto, full vellum lettered in gilt on upper and lower covers and spine. xxvii, 72, colophon leaf signed. A nice copy of this rare book, the vellum a bit mellowed. The kasidah (couplets) in this volume of poetry were written by Burton under his nom-de-plume, Haji Abdu Al-Yazdi. Compared by critics to “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam,” Burton’s verse was judged as a “an exquisite gem of Oriental poetry.” Burton wrote the Kasidah 27 years before he first ventured to print it. Mosher printed only 20 copies on the japon vellum used for this copy. Initials are in red. There is a fine introduction by William Marion Reedy and a number of tributes to Burton in verse including two by Watts-Dunton and Swinburne. Finally, there are a profusion of notes on Haji and the Kasidah itself. Copies are extremely elusive and we have seen none on the open market in recent memory. $975.
The Complete Poetical Works of Lord Byron In Elegant Period Morocco Binding With Fine Giltwork 8 Byron, George Gordon, Lord. THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF LORD BYRON. Collected and Arranged with Notes and Illustrations. (London: John Murray, 1855) “Copyright Edition”, complete in one volume. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and engraved vignette half title and engraved dedication page, 4 pages of facsimiles of Byron’s handwriting. Thick, royal 8vo, very handsome contemporary tan morocco elaborately tooled and decorated in gilt, the spine in six compartments incorporating very elaborate full gilt tooled panels, gilt lettered in one compartment, raised bands, covers with fillet lined borders fine gilt lines enclosing an elegant central arabesque cartouche in gilt, gilt rolled turnovers, a.e.g. A very fine binding. viii, 760; appendix 812; index 827, (1) ads. A fine copy, very handsome, clean and solid, the paper very fresh but for some extremely minor foxing to the preliminary and last few pages, the very attractive and beautifully decorated binding with just a bit of the expected evidence of age. BRYON’S COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS handsomely presented in an elegant period binding, beautifully preserved inside and out. This is a very fine production of Byron’s great Romantic poetry printed in double column with in fine ruled margins. John Murray had a particular interest in Byron and is largely responsible for publishing and promoting the author, as this fine one volume collection attests. If not for Murray’s efforts, it may have taken Byron works years, if ever, to reach the same height of popularity and fame. $895.
Cervantes’ Classic ‘Don Quixote’ With the Heroic Illustrations of Gustave Doré In a Handsome Full Morocco Binding, Gilt Decorated 9 Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel, [Doré, Gustave, Illus.] . THE HISTORY OF DON QUIXOTE. The Text Edited by J. W. Clark and A Biographical Notice of Cervantes, by T. Teignmouth Shore (London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, [c. 1870]) A very early issue of this wonderfully illustrated Cervantes. With 118 spectacular illustrations by by Gustave Doré. Royal 4to (12 x 9 inches approx.), in deluxe dark green morocco by Aubrey of Salisbury, the boards ornately framed in gilt featuring thick ornately roll-tooled band-work surrounded by multiruled gilt lines with floral corners, inner ruled in blind, this around a central arabesque floral panel decorated in blind with large corner florets, the spine very richly gilt decorated in compartments between wide gilt-stippled raised bands, the compartments feature large gilt acorn center tools and elaborate panel work, one compartment lettered in gilt, board edges gilt tooled, fine marbled endpapers and a.e.g. xxviii, 737 pp. A very handsome and sturdy copy, internally fresh with only a bit of very occasional minor spotting, much less then typically found, the binding is very strong and well preserved, beautiful and of fine craftsmanship. AN UNUSUALLY HANDSOME COPY. VERY SCARCE IN SUCH WELL PRESERVED CONDITION. Gustave Doré was one of the greatest illustrators of his day. His grand and magnificent style is a perfect complement for Cervantes heroic tale. This massive tome is one of our favorite printings of the Spanish classic and, because of the weight of the text block, is usually found broken and loose. This copy is as sturdy as one could hope for and is very handsome despite some wear to the binding. A great compliment to any fine library and a must for the collector of 19th century illustrated books. $1650.
A Beautiful Doré Illustrated Volume Atala - A Tale of the American West - Handsomely Bound 10 Chateaubriand., [Doré, Gustave, Illus.]. ATALA, Translated by James Spence Harry (London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, circa 1870) 30 full-page engraved illustrated plates with guards and 14 large engraved vignettes by Doré. Folio, handsomely bound in the best binding
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of full morocco gilt extra, elaborate gilt designs on upper and lower covers in an all-over pattern, gilt extra on spine with gilt lettering between raised, gilt decorated bands, a.e.g., gilt tooled turn-ins. xxii, 86 pp. A very pleasing and well preserved copy with the beautiful binding in bright, clean condition and with the textblock of high quality and beautifully illustrated. SCARCE IN FINE BINDING. This volume combines all the best elements of 19th century books and bindings. A romantic tale about the wilds of North America and the exotic Indians who lived there, dramatic illustrations by Doré and a beautiful example of a Victorian binding . An extremely bright copy. Chateaubriand was known as “a brilliant representative of the reaction against the ideas of the French Revolution, and the most conspicuous figure in French literature during the First Empire.” In 1791, Chateaubriand--for various reasons--decided to take part in a failed scheme to discover the North-West passage in the United States. Although the passage was not found, Chateaubriand returned “conscious of his marvellous faculty for the delineation of nature, and stored with the new ideas and new imagery derived from the virgin forests and magnificent scenery of the western continent.” There is some rumor that he actually lived among the native Americans but this has been dismissed as hearsay. This book made his reputation and was distinguished by “exquisite style, impassioned eloquence and glowing descriptions of nature.” [Ency Britt] $795.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Samuel Taylor Coleridge One of Doré’s Most Impressive Works With Two Complete Sets of His Amazing Plates The Complete Text in Both English and French 11 Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, [Doré, Gustave, Illus.]. THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, Illustrated by Gustave Doré [with,] LA CHANSON DU VIEUX MARIN Traduite par A. Barbier de l’Académie Française et Illustrée par Gustave Doré (London [and] Paris: Doré Gallery, Hamilton, Adams and Co. [and] Librairie Hachette, 1877 [and] 1876) 2 separate works bound into one volume. Extremely early printings of each volume. Each work with its own frontispiece, engraved vignette title-page and two other vignettes as chapter headpieces and both sets with the 38 full-page engraved plates by Gustave Doré, one set with the captions in French, one set with the captions in English, a total of 80 engraved plates and two vignette headpieces. Large folio (495 x 370 mm), in a very impressive French contemporary binding of three-quarter scarlet morocco over black and red marbled boards, the extra large corner pieces triple ruled in gilt, the spine with six compartments between tall, gilt ruled raised bands, one compartment gilt ruled and lettered, the others with a triple gilt ruled geometric framework, marbled end-leaves and t.e.g. Two engraved title-pages and frontispieces, 14 pp.; 1-14 pp., [and two sets of 38 plates each]. An exceptionally beautiful copy of both works, fresh, clean and solid and bound together in a fine binding of gentleman’s taste, all beautifully preserved and in very fine order. This is a beautiful book in especially nice condition and, in BOTH languageS it remains one of Dore’s most elusive titles. This beautifully bound set includes both the English and French edition of Coleridge’s masterwork and two full sets of the huge and impressive engraved plates of Doré. Coleridge’s RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER was a signal shift to modern poetry and the beginning of British Romantic literature. Its dark and brooding themes, most likely inspired by James Cook’s second voyage of exploration, provided the perfect vehicle for Gustave Doré to employ his signature use of darkness and light to produce what is surely one of the most amazing illustrated books of the period. $3850.
Dante - The Great Sansovino Edition - 1578 A Very Unusual and Handsome Copy in Italian Vellum 12 Dante Alighieri, (1265-1321). [OPERA] CON L’ESPOSITIONI DI CHRISTOFORO LANDINO, et D’Alessandro Vellutello. Sopra la sua Comedia dell’Inferno, del Purgatorio, del Paradiso. Con tavole, argomenti, & allegorie, & riformato, riveduto, & ridotto alla sua vera lettura, per Francesco Sansovino Fiorentino (Venice: Appresso Gio. Battista, & Gio. Bernardo Sessa, fratelli, 1578) Second issuance of the first edition with a portrait of Dante. With a fine woodcut title page and 96 woodcut illustrations, including three full-page, 77 large cuts in the text, and numerous head- and tailpieces. Printer’s woodcut device on the final leaf. Folio (320 x 218 mm), in a binding of handsome contemporary antique Italian vellum over boards. Original calligraphic titling on the spine panel in Renaissance style. [28 ff.), 163, [4 ff.], 164-393. A copy in a pleasing state of preservation. The text leaves are crisp quite clean, with just a few normal blemishes here and there. Some typical toning to a few of the quires as is normal with the printing of this book. Only the most occasional of the usual spotting of staining. Dante portrait outlined in pen. RARE 1596 EDITION OF THIS HISTORIC PRINTING OF ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS IN THE MIND OF MAN. This is the highly important edition of Dante edited by Francisco Sansovino, incorporating two commentaries: that of Christoforo Landino, which first appeared in the Florentine edition of 1481, and the noteworthy commentary of Alessandro Velutello, first published at Venice in 1544. The volume includes extensive introductory matter by all three commentators, and a running commentary that virtually overwhelms the poem itself.
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The woodcuts in this edition are taken from those in Velutello’s edition of 1544 and represent a departure, both iconographically and stylistically, from those in the Brescia, 1487 edition--they appear more accomplished and more confident in execution. Francesco Sansovino recovered Vellutello’s commentary, never printed in Italy again until this time (except for a Lyonese reprint of 1551). This edition, printed here first in 1564, is very important because it is richly illustrated with many woodcuts taken from the edition of 1544 printed by Marcolini. The portrait of Dante on the title-page, inspired in Vasari’s tradition, is very famous and this edition is in fact commonly know as ‘of the big nose’. The sources of the portrait have probably to be found in two paintings by Vasari, now at the Oriel College of Oxford and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Cleveland. Harvard/Mortimer Italian 148. Koch I, 1564. Gamba 390., Mambelli 40., De Batines 1-91/2. De Batines I, pp. 91-92; STC Italian 210; Adams D, 103; Volkmann, Iconografia dantesca, pp. 72-73; Mather, Portraits of Dante, pp. 65-66; Zappella, Il riratto, I, p. 201. $11,500.
The First ‘Modern’ Translation Into English Dante’s Comedy - The Cary Translation - Guiness Family Copy The Albion Edition Handsomely Bound 13 Dante Alighieri, (1265-1321). THE VISION; or HELL, PURGATORY, AND PARADISE, of Dante Alighieri. Translated by The Rev. Henry Francis Cary, M.A...With a Life of Dante, Chronological View of His Age, Additional Notes, and Index. (London: Frederick Warne and Co., c. 1890) The “Albion” Edition. A copy with fine provenance, a Guiness family copy with their coat-of-arms to the bookplate. 8vo, in a handsome contemporary binding of three-quarter crushed green morocco, the spine with raised bands dividing compartments decorated with central gilt ornamental devices, one compartment lettered in gilt, end-leaves marbled, t.e.g. xlvii, 496 pp. A very well preserved copy. The binding with the inevitable mellowing of green to honey at the spine panel, the book in fine condition, the binding strong and well preserved with little evidence of use or age. A HIGHLY IMPORTANT TRANSLATION OF DANTE INTO ENGLISH. Cary’s famous translation has long been considered the first modern rendering of Dante’s timeless epic into English. While English translations prior to Cary’s had been accomplished in the 18th century, none were able to transfer into English the beauty and richness of language for which Dante has long been revered. $395.
Dante - Gustave Dore’s Spectacular Illustrated Edition A Majestic Copy of the Great Work Complete The Inferno - Handsomely Bound in Black Morocco Gilt 14 Dante Alighieri, [Doré, Gustave, Illus.]. THE VISION OF HELL. By Dante Alighieri. Translated by The Rev. Henry Francis Cary, M.A...With Critical and Explanatory Notes, Life of Dante, and Chronology (London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, [ND]) With 76 very fine plates after engravings by Gustave Doré, fine frontispiece of Dante. Large Folio, exquisitely bound in contemporary full morocco fully gilt decorated with wide ornately tooled frameworks of a repeating floral design with large elaborate corners featuring red morocco gilt tooled inlays, all very finely accomplished in minute detail, the spine gilt lettered in three of six beautifully gilt tooled compartments between gilt decorated raised bands, the remaining three compartments with red morocco inlays decorated as those on the covers, turn in and edges beautifully gilt tooled, marbled endleaves, a.e.g. xxiv, 183 pp. An extremely fine copy, in a magnificent contemporary binding in exemplary condition. A REGAL COPY OF DORE’S GREAT VISION OF DANTE. Dore’s huge and spectacular illustrations bring Dante’s hell to life in a style and manner to satisfy artistic appetites both subtle and grotesque. A truly grand example of the nineteenth century engraving. The sheer mass of the text block in this magnificent folio has left many copies broken or disbound. This copy is unusually sturdy and tight and uncommonly clean as well. $3500.
Dante Alighieri - La Divina Commedia - Le Terze Rime The First Aldine Dante - The First Use of the Anchor Device An Excellent Copy in Fine Binding - Venice - 1502 15 Dante Alighieri, [Aldine Printing] . LE TERZE RIME (Lo ‘Nferno E’L Purgatorio E’L Paradiso Di Dante Alaghieri) (Venice: in Aedib. Aldi. Accuratissime men. Aug MDII., (Venezia. Aldo Manuzio,1502)) The first Aldine printing of The Divine Comedy and the Aldine
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“pocket book” format and the first use of the anchor device. With the famous Aldine anchor device on the final leaf. 8vo , in a beautiful antique binding of full polished vellum, the spine decorated with gilt ruled raised bands separating the compartments, two of the compartments with lettering labels of dark maroon morocco gilt lettered, the covers with triple gilt fillet rules at the borders, marbled endleaves, red edges.  leaves, and with the f.82 blank present. A very handsome and desirable copy, very nicely bound. Internally crisp and and quite bright and clean throughout, four of the leaves a bit shorter than the others, but with the same edge colour and clearly part of the text-block for a great time, last leaf with small restoration to the upper outside corner. RARE AND IMPORTANT AND ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS IN LITERARY AND PRINTING HISTORY. The first Aldine printing of Dante’s Divine Comedy; the first edition of Dante to appear in a more handy, portable format (all previous editions were folios); the first book to contain the famous Aldine device of the anchor and dolphin (though Renouard suggests that a portion of the edition was issued without the device). According to Brunet, this is a much sought-after edition, and copies are difficult to find in complete and desirable condition. This book for all intents and purposes inaugurated the beginning of literary publishing by Aldus by which books became available to the general publis. This then is a book of the greatest importance. Printed in characteristic Aldine cursive type, this is a well margined and finely impressed copy “Dante’s theme, the greatest yet attempted in poetry, was to explain and justify the Christian cosmos through the allegory of a pilgrimage. To him comes Virgil, the symbol of philosophy, to guide him through the two lower realms of the next world, which are divided according to the classifications of the ‘Ethics’ of Aristotle. Hell is seen as an inverted cone with its point where lies Lucifer fixed in ice at the centre of the world, and the pilgrimage from it a climb to the foot of and then up the Purgatorial Mountain. Along the way Dante passes Popes, Kings and Emperors, poets, warriors and citizens of Florence, expiating the sins of their life on earth. On the summit is the Earthly Paradise where Beatrice meets them and Virgil departs. Dante is now led through the various spheres of heaven, and the poem ends with a vision of the Deity. The audacity of his theme, the success of its treatment, the beauty and majesty of his verse, have ensured that his poem never lost its reputation. The picture of divine justice is entirely unclouded by Dante’s own political prejudices, and his language never falls short of what he describes.” PMM STC Italian, p. 209; Renouard 1502, #5. $23500.
The Magnificent Zatta Dante - 1757-1758 - Venice The First Complete Dante - First Edition - Rare Luxuriously Bound in Fine Period Calf Over Boards 16 Dante, Alighieri. LA DIVINA COMMEDIA DI DANTE ALIGHIERI CON VARIE ANNOTAZIONI E COPIOSI RAMI ADORNATA DEDICATA ALLA SAGRA IMPERIAL MAESTA’ ELISABETTA TETROWNA DAL CONTE DON C. ZAPATA DE CISNEROS. (In Venezia: Antonio Zatta, 1757-1758) 5 volumes. (4 volumes bound in 5 as preferred). First Edition and first edition of the complete works. Magnificently and profusely illustrated in each volume with very fine full page copperplate engravings and exquisite decorations throughout, including a great profusion of finely executed large engraved head and tail -pieces. (See collation below). Also with engraved titles to each volume, the first of which is printed in red and black. 4to, splendid and proper original bindings of Italian polished calf over marbled boards, the spines with raised bands bordered in gilt, central gilt ornamental devices within the compartments. Lettered in gilt on tan morocco lettering labels. Vol.I: half-title, frontispiece engraving, engraved title, portrait engraving of Elisabetta Petrowna, noble statement dedicatory, engraved portrait of Dante , 12 pp unnumbered, engraved portraits leaf, engraved scene with Dante, I -XLVIII; I - CCCCVIII (including Catalogo De’ Signori Associati) numbered, 35 very fine copperplate engravings, as called for. Vol.II: CCCCXIII numbered pages comprising the half-title, the engraved title-page, 33 other very fine copperplate engraving + Catalogo... . Vol.III: CCCCLII - (2 ff.) -103 pages numbered, (1), engraved title-page and 33 very fine copperplate engravings. Vol.IV: engraved title-page, half-title, XII - (1) - 408 numbered pages, 4 engraved plates. Vol.V: Engraved title-page, (1) - 264; (I) - LXXXIV - (1) pages numbered, + 3 engraved illustrated plates and an engraved folding plan. Collated complete textually and with the 114 plates. A fine and fresh set in an very pleasing state of preservation, the calf bindings attractive and in excellent original state, only light evidence of age, the text-blocks crisp, clean and unpressed, the engraved plates all in fine condition, bright and clean and with strong impressions. RARE AND IMPORTANT. THE FIRST EDITION OF THE COMPLETE WORKS OF DANTE AND THE GREATEST ILLUSTRATED DANTE EVER CONCEIVED. Zatta’s Dante, a supreme production of the press and one of the great Italian illustrated books of the 18th century, also represents the first complete offering of Dante’s work. It is considered the most perfect and complete of Dante ever printed. And generally speaking, it is considered the most beautiful edition of Dante ever produced. Most copies were bound in period vellum and have suffered significantly. This copy, bound in rare period calf over boards has survived in a fine state of preservation. “Dante’s theme, the greatest yet attempted in poetry, was to explain and justify the Christian cosmos through the allegory of a pilgrimage. To him comes Virgil, the symbol of philosophy, to guide him through the two lower realms of the next world, which are divided according to the classifications of the ‘Ethics’ of Aristotle. Hell is seen as an inverted cone with its point where lies Lucifer fixed in ice at the centre of the world, and the pilgrimage from it a climb to the foot of and then up the Purgatorial Mountain. Along the way Dante passes Popes, Kings and Emperors, poets, warriors and citizens of Florence, expiating the sins of their life on earth. On the summit is the Earthly Paradise where Beatrice meets them and Virgil departs. Dante is now led through the various spheres of heaven, and the poem ends with a vision of the Deity. The audacity of his theme, the success of its treatment, the beauty and majesty of his verse, have ensured that his poem never lost its reputation. The picture of divine justice is entirely unclouded by Dante’s own political prejudices, and his language never falls short of what he describes.” PMM Mambelli, Annali 65., Morazzoni p. 225. $18,500.
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Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe - PMM Beautifully Decorated and Bound with Stothard’s Engravings An Exquisite Two Volume Printing 17 Defoe, Daniel. THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE (London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1820) 2 volumes. Early printing featuring the Stothard illustrations. Embellished with engravings from designs by Thomas Stothard. Large 8vo, bound and signed by Birdsall in three-quarter red morocco over cloth covered boards, gilt ruling to the borders of the binding at the covers, the spines lettered in gilt and with raised bands and fine tooling and designed gilt-work within compartments separated by raised bands, top edges gilt. xcii, 429 : v, 415 pp. A fine copy. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SET IN EXEMPLARY CONDITION. IN A HANDSOME AND WELL PRESERVED BINDING BY BIRDSALL. THE STOTHARD PLATES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN VERY HIGHLY REGARDED. “Defoe...disclosed a genius for devising a tale of adventure...(the influence of which has) not yet dissipated, for much of science fiction is basically Crusoe’s island changed to a planet. At least equally relevant...is the figure of the lonely human being subduing the pitiless forces of nature; going back to nature, indeed, and portraying the ‘noble savage’ in a way that made the book required reading for Rousseau’s Emile. Stothard’s engravings are probably the most famous ever included in any edition of ROBINSON CRUSOE. $1850.
Thomas F. Dibdin - ‘Bibliomania; or Book=Madness’ 1848 - With Preliminary Observations and Supplement Handsomely Bound in Full Zaehnsdorf Morocco - Gilt 18 Dibdin, Thomas Frognall. THE BIBLIOMANIA; OR, BOOK=MADNESS; A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ROMANCE. To Which Are Now Added Preliminary Observations, and a Supplement Including a Key to the Assumed Characters in the Drama (London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842) New and Improved edition. Including the reprint of the 1809 edition and the supplementary matter of 1811. Illustrated throughout with fine, beautiful woodcut engravings, borders, headpieces and initials, printed in red and black, a number of the plates on India paper, mounted. Large, thick 8vo, in a beautiful Zaehnsdorf signed binding dated 1893 of full black morocco, the boards richly adorned in fine Edwardian style. The boards feature a wide frame of gilt vines, flowers and thistles at the corners of elaborate gilt ruled columns, further gilt ruling around this and then at the edges, the turn-ins likewise gilt tooled, the spine with tall gilt stippled raised bands creating compartments decorated much like the covers and with gilt lettering in three of them, fine marbled endpapers and t.e.g. xiv, 618, 62, xxxiv indexes, pp. A very appealing and attractive copy, internally fresh and clean with almost none of the commonly found foxing. The handsome Zaehnsdorf binding with some early expert restoration and minimal general age-evidence at the edges and tips. A GREAT BIBLIOPHILIC CORNERSTONE WORK, WITH MAJOR ADDITIONS. ONE OF THE CORE TEXTS OF BOOK COLLECTING. This new edition, written 30 years after the first, adds “Preliminary observations, and a supplement including a key to the assumed characters in the drama.” In his first edition, Dibdin presumed to more substantially treat a subject which had been addressed earlier in 1809 in verse form by Dr. Ferriar. He proposed to Heber, to whom the verse had been addressed, to accept another, but in prose. ‘It was accordingly settled that Dibdin’s performance should be addressed to the same individual, in a small octavo volume, of a moderate price. It was written “calamo currentissimo,” within a lunar month, and had the effect of producing much innocent mirth, and exciting a general curiosity after rare and precious volumes. The profits of the sale about covered the expenses of a week’s housekeeping.’ But the book has remained a favorite for two centuries and is now presumed to be a classic part of any collector’s library. A very pleasing copy of this work. $950.
Dickens’ Popular Christmas Classic - 1845 First Edition - The Chimes - Handsomely Bound 19 Dickens, Charles. THE CHIMES: A Goblin Story (London: Chapman and Hall, 1845) First edition, first issue. Engraved frontispiece and title page, 11 other illustrations by John Leech, Richard Doyle, and others. Small 8vo, in handsome full brown calf with red morocco spines brightly decorated in gilt in a holly motif, with the original Christmas-red cloth covers bound in the rear. 175pp. A very attractive copy, bright and clean. FIRST EDITION. This was Dickens’ second installment in the “Christmas Books” series and his labors in creating THE CHIMES were “very arduous” in order to make it a worthy successor to A CHRISTMAS CAROL. $850.
A Charles Dickens’ Christmas Classic The Battle of Life - First Edition 19 Dickens, Charles. THE BATTLE OF LIFE. A Love Story (London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846) First edition, with the vignette title page in the Todd E1 and Eckel 4 state. Engraved frontispiece and vignette title pages. Illustrations by Richard Doyle, John Leech, and others. Small 8vo, in handsome full brown calf with red morocco spines brightly decorated in gilt in a holly motif, with the original Christmas-red
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cloth covers bound in the rear. 175,  ads. A very attractive and appealing copy of this holiday classic. FIRST EDITION OF CHARLES DICKENS’ “CHRISTMAS BOOK”, THE BATTLE OF LIFE. This was the fourth installment in Dickens’ series of Christmas Books, the first of which was the timeless and brilliant CHRISTMAS CAROL. Dickens managed to find the time to complete the THE BATTLE manuscript while working on DOMBEY AND SON in Switzerland and in December of 1846 the book was released, selling 23,000 copies in the first 24 hours. $1050.
Charles Dickens - The Cricket on the Hearth - 1846 First Edition - Very Finely Bound by Riviere
20 Dickens, Charles. THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH A Fairy Tale of Home. (London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846) First edition Complete with 14 engraved illustrations including a fine frontispiece and title-page, all by John Leech, R. Doyle and others. Small 8vo, in a fine full red morocco binding by Riviere with triple gilt fillet borders on the covers, the spines with elaborate gilt decorated panels within compartments separated by raised bands gilt ruled and gilt lettered, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. (10),174, (2) advertisements. A very fine copy, beautifully preserved. FINE FIRST EDITION OF THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH, one of Charles Dickens’ five beloved Christmas stories and the most popular after A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Once again fusing the supernatural with the holiday season the story tells of how the fairy-like influence of a cricket helps to preserve a happy marriage. According to Eckel, the book was very popular when it was originally issued and by 1847, only one year later, there had already been twenty two printings accomplished. $2000.
Charles Dickens - The Haunted Man - 1848 First Edition in a Beautiful Binding by Riviere 21 Dickens, Charles. THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST’S BARGAIN. A FANCY FOR CHRISTMAS-TIME. (London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848 ) First edition. With16 engraved illustrations including a fine title-page and frontispiece. Small 8vo, in a fine full red morocco binding by Riviere with gilt fillet border at the cover edges surrounding a double fillet frame in gilt, corner pieces tooled in gilt, border tooling in gilt within the framework, the spines with elaborate gilt decorated panels within compartments separated by raised bands gilt stopped, gilt ruled and gilt lettered, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. (10),188, (2) advertisements. A fine, well preserved copy only lightly aged. FINE FIRST EDITION IN A VERY HANDSOME AND APPEALING BINDING BY RIVIERE. THE HAUNTED MAN was Dickens’ fifth and final Christmas book. It, like the others proved very popular and went into re-print many times after its original introduction in 1848. $1850.
Robert Frost’s New Hampshire - First Edition The Extremely Scarce UK Issue - 1 of 150 Only The Original American Sheets for English Distribution 22 Frost, Robert. NEW HAMPSHIRE: A Poem With Notes and Grace Notes (London: Grant Richards, 1924) First Edition, one of only 150 sets of the American sheets for sale in the United Kingdom. Beautifully illustrated throughout with woodcuts by J. J. Lankes. 8vo, publisher’s gray paper covered boards backed in linen and lettered in blue-black on the spine. 113. A very fine copy, the upper board edges just lightly mellowed by sun or time. SCARCE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. This first edition appearing as an issuance of the American sheets for sale in the English market is far more uncommon then the American issue counterpart. Considered one of the greatest 20th century American poets, Frost also won much acclaim and popularity throughout the English speaking world. His first book of poetry, A BOY’S WILL, was published in England nearly two years before the first printing in America. NEW HAMPSHIRE is one of Frost’s earlier works and also one of his greatest. The collection includes the title-poem, one of his longer works, as well as over 35 others. It includes such well known poems as; “Star-Splitter, “Dust to Snow” and perhaps one of his most often recited works “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, a perennial holiday favorite in New England and other chilly climes. Crane 6.1 $750.
Robert Frost’s Selected Poems The True First Edition - Original Cloth - 1923 The Only Collection Selected by Frost Himself 23 Frost, Robert. SELECTED POEMS (New York: Henry Holt, 1923) First edition, first issue, with March 1923 on the verso of the titlepage. One of only 1025 copies printed. 8vo, publisher’s original green and gold patterned boards, the spine in the original black cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. The covers with the recurring wreath pattern on boards. 213. A fine copy, still quite fresh and very clean.
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THE SCARCE AND IMPORTANT TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. This is the only collection of poems that Frost himself selected. The collection consists of many of Frost’s most famous and beloved poems, including perhaps the most famous of all his poems, “The Road Not Taken.” Crane A5 $750.
Robert Frost’s My Objection to Being Stepped On With the Handsome Woodcuts of Leonard Baskin 24 Frost, Robert. MY OBJECTION TO BEING STEPPED ON (New York: The Spiral Press, 1957) A single poem issued as a Christmas greeting for 1957 in pamphlet form. Wood engravings by Leonard Baskin printed in olive, brown and dark orange. 12mo, staple bound in the original original wrappers decorated with Baskin woodcuts. 5. A fine copy of this delicate little item. A single poem issued as a Christmas greeting from Lesley Frost and Joseph W. Ballantine. What could be better then a Christmas greeting then the most popular New England poet of all time? One with Leonard Baskin's woodcuts of course... $75.
The Scarlet Letter - In Beautiful French Designed Binding Illustrations Coloured by Hand and in Black and White One of the Literary Masterpieces of America 25 Hawthorne, Nathaniel. THE SCARLET LETTER (New York: Privately Printed, 1904) First edition with the illustrations by A. Robaudi and C. Graham. With 30 beautiful plates. 15 of the plates are presented in black and white and a second set of 15 are hand-coloured. Thick royal 8vo, presented in a unique binding executed and signed J.K.H, Paris 1908. The binding is of full chocolate morocco, the covers with beautiful gilt tooling in surround design, incorporating elaborate borders of interlocking vines and flowers inlaid with contrasting adobe coloured moroccos, gilt rules stopped and bordered with gilt circular tools inlaid with contrasting adobe coloured moroccos. the spine with raised bands, gilt lettered in two compartments, the others with fine wide floral sprays incorporating gilt and contrasting inlaid adobe moroccos. The doublures with triple gilt lines and floral corner tools, patterned silk end-leaves, a second set of endleaves of French marbled paper, all edges gilt. A beautiful binding. Original wrappers and spine panel bound in. Protected in a leather tipped slipcase. , 333 pp. A very handsome, bright and clean copy, the gilt and cloth in nice condition, the textblock and illustrations tight and in good order. SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN A UNIQUE BINDING, OF THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED PRINTING. A literary masterpiece and surely one of the most important works in the oeuvre of colonial America. More than any other work of literature, Hawthorne’s SCARLET LETTER set the stage for an understanding of the puritan mind and beginnings of the American system. This is an extraordinary edition of Hawthorne’s masterpiece, a book that is celebrated for its design and illustration as well as for its especially attractive period binding executed in the best of the French designer styled bindings of the day. $3850.
The First Edition of Hemingway’s Last Novel Islands in the Stream 26 Hemingway, Ernest. ISLANDS IN THE STREAM (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1970) First edition. 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth,, lettered in gilt on the upper cover and spine, in the original dustjacket. 466 pp. A very fine copy. FIRST EDITION. Hemingway’s final novel published by Mary Hemingway after her husband’s death. The life of Thomas Hudson, a painter in the Caribbean. “It contains the uncanny sense of life and action that has been characteristic of his writing from his earliest stories....the warmth of the past recollected that inspired THE MOVABLE FEAST..another charm, relatively rare ..though never wholly absent, a rich relaxed sense of humor that enlivens scene after scene: sometimes ironical, sometimes ribald, always contagious”. (jacket notes) $450.
A Scarce Victor Hugo Title - Illustrated By Gustav Doré Toilers of the Sea - Handsome in Original Cloth Gilt 27 Hugo, Victor, [Doré, Gustav; Illustrator]. TOILERS OF THE SEA (New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1878) Early Printing with the Doré illustrations. Illustrated with two full-page plates. Tall 8vo, publisher’s original forest green cloth, the covers stamped with double fillet lines surrounded by two wide lined frames in blind, central tooled decorative device in blind, the spine lettered in gilt, original coated brown paper end-papers. 155 pp. A well preserved copy, internally near as pristine, the cloth binding with only very minor expected age to the tips primarily caused by shelving, small signs of use or age, but otherwise quite fresh and pleasing and unusual in this condition. ONE OF VICTOR HUGO’S MOST SCARCE TITLES IN ENGLISH. THE DORÉ ILLUSTRATIONS ARE A PLEASING ADDITION TO THE WORK. Better known to most Americans as the “Sea Devils”, it was brought to screen as a major motion picture starring Rock Hudson and Yvonne De Carlo. $175.
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Washington Irving’s Tales of a Traveller The Beautifully Decorated Buckthorne Edition Extensively Illustrated and Elaborately Bound 28 Irving, Washington. TALES OF A TRAVELLER (New York and London: The Knickerbocker Press for G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1895) 2 volumes. The Buckthorne Edition. With 25 illustrations, including five by Arthur Rackham. The text set within elaborately designed borders printed in blue-gray and red, and with black and white head- and tail-pieces and multi-line pictorially illustrated capitals. Illustratiions reproduce Rackham paintings and also include gravures. 8vo, original gilt lettered and elaborately decorated blue cloth, with elaborate and extensive art nouveau decorations of green and gilt, blue and black on the spines and upper covers, t.e.g. The bindings are signed GWE (George Wharton Edwards). A very early Rackham illustrated work. [viii],, 316; [viii], 312 pp. A handsome set, bright and clean with light mellowing to the spines and a bit of abrasion at the tips. A bit of separation between the free-fly and pastedown of Vol. II. BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED AND BOUND IN DELUXE CLOTH GILT. A PLEASING COPY WASHINGTON IRVING’S CLASSIC WORK. After the runaway success of THE SKETCH BOOK, also published under the Crayon pseudonym, Irving became quite the literary celebrity in Europe. He was lionized by both the English and French and for several years the intimate of such notable men of letters as Scott, Byron and Moore. In fact, it is said that he vied with Payne for the affections of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. During this time he traveled Europe extensively always looking for material for his writing endeavors. After a period of living in Dresden and Paris he returned to London to publish these TALES OF A TRAVELLER in 1824. This is the beautifully illustrated and highly decorated Buckthorne Edition. $350.
First Edition - James Joyce - Finnegans Wake One of 425 Copies Only - Signed by Joyce 29 Joyce, James. FINNEGANS WAKE (London: Faber and Faber, 1939) First Edition, First Issue, Signed by James Joyce and limited to 425 copies only, of which this is number 341. 8vo, publisher’s original red buckram lettered in gilt on spine, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. Yellow cloth slipcase expertly re-created as the original. 628. A fine copy, very handsome, bright and clean, very well preserved and without wear. The slipcase in beautiful condition. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY JAMES JOYCE. A very desirable copy of this, the best and scarcest issue of the first editions. No book has ever been more ambitiously conceived than Joyce’s FINNEGANS WAKE. If ULYSSES represents the pinnacle of the Modernist movement, FINNEGANS WAKE is a step beyond; it stands in the same relation to ULYSSES as ULYSSES does to A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST....—an extension which is also a completely new conception. Joyce envisioned the book as nothing less than a “history of the world.” Seventeen years in the writing, and composed in a sort of metalanguage--”an Esperanto for the art of fiction”--it stands as a unique monument to language and literature and the modern age. Slocum and Calhoun A49; Bradbury, The Modern World, 157-176. $18500.
Pomes Penyeach - The Poetry of James Joyce First Edition - Very Pleasing Copy in Original Paper Boards 30 Joyce, James. POMES PENYEACH (Paris: Shakespeare and Co., 1927) First edition. 16mo, original pale green paper-covered boards printed in dark green on both the upper and lower covers.  pp. A very nice copy indeed, a bit of mellowing to the spine as usual, spine panel solid and intact and unrestored, with the errata as called for. A VERY PLEASING COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, RARE IN THIS CONDITION, UNRESTORED AND WITH THE BACKSTRIP IN GOOD ORDER. This is Joyce’s second collection of poems. It was printed in a very small run by printer Herbert Clarke, whose name is given on the back cover. It is believed that Herbert Clarke was actually a pseudonym for American poet Harry Crosby. POMES PENYEACH contains 13 poems, below each of which is given the place and the year in which the poem was originally composed. Such fine copies are extremely difficult to come by. $1250.
Ulysses - The True First American Printing - Unauthorized Joyce’s Finest Work - A Rare Book in Exemplary Condition 31 Joyce, James. ULYSSES (Paris, [New York]: Shakespeare and Company, [by Adolph and Rudolph Loewinger for Samuel Roth and Max Roth], 1927, ) The very rarely encountered true First American Edition (unauthorized), preceding the authorized edition by some five years and the first printing in England by seven years. Small 4to, in a handsome contemporary binding of three-quarter navy blue morocco over blue cloth covered boards, the spine featuring three elegant compartments with red morocco inlaid fleur-de-lis within a densely gilt-stippled field, two further compartments gilt lettered, each compartment gilt ruled and divided by gilt-stippled raised bands, additional gilt lettering at the tale, endpapers marbled, t.e.g, (6), 735 pp. A very nice copy in contemporary binding, the paper still quite fresh, clean and bright, the binding is handsome in spite of some light age wear along the edges and tips. SCARCE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION (UNAUTHORIZED) IN ORIGINAL WRAPS. The most important novel of the twentieth century . ULYSSES can be viewed as the pinnacle of the Modernist movement, and its impact on all subsequent western literature is unmistakable. Such
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writers as Virginia Woolf, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Samuel Beckett, Malcolm Lowry, and Anthony Burgess have all paid tribute, consciously or unconsciously, to Joyce’s influence. Burgess as well pronounced it the greatest single work in the English literature of this century, and he is not alone in that opinion. According to James Spoerri, “This fortunate combination of printer and publisher resulted in the appearance of ULYSSES as a book whose physical aspect is particularly suited to its content. It is (an)... inviting volume, the blue and white of its covers subtly evocative of the Greece whose epic it so closely parallels” (quoted in the catalogue for the Garden Sale, Sotheby’s 1989). SCARCE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION (UNAUTHORIZED). The most important novel of the twentieth century . ULYSSES can be viewed as the pinnacle of the Modernist movement, and its impact on all subsequent western literature is unmistakable. “This pirated edition of ULYSSES is discussed at some length by R.F. Roberts in his pioneer article, “Bibliographical Notes on James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’,” in the “Colophon”, New York, NS. 1.4 (Spring, 1936) 565-579. Among the many points in which this piracy differs from the legitimate (Shakespeare and Co.) printing are the misprint “Jonthan” for Jonathan” (p.), the reversal of the position of the fly title and divisional numeral I, the absence of title and author on the spine, and a very large number of typographical errors. On p. 323 of this piracy, for example, l.29 of the legitimate edition is inverted and inserted as the third line from the bottom. Roberts also states that “The pagination is the same but the type font is perceptibly smaller; the paper is a considerably heavier stock and the book is consequently about one-eighth of an inch thicker.” This edition is not a copy of the photographic reproduction mentioned by Joyce in his letter to Bennett A Cerf, April 2, 1932, printed in the 1934 Random House edition of ULYSSES (A 21), but a piracy from new plates. The photographic reproduction mentioned by Joyce almost certainly never existed. Copies of this pirated.edition reached Paris and were imported into the United States as genuine copies. One of these, sent by Joyce to Bennett A. Cerf of Random House, was used in setting up the first authorized American edition of ULYSSES. This pirated editiion...was printed by Adolph and Rudolph Loewinger...for Samuel Roth, publisher of “Two World and Two Worlds Monthly, and his brother Max Roth. It was unauthorized by Joyce and sold illegally in the United States. Many copies of this piracy were seized by the Society for the Suppression of Vice on October 5, 1929.” Slocum and Cahoon 28-29 $4250.
James Joyce - The First Edition Printed in England Ulysses - A Pleasing Copy in the Original Dustjacket Rare Thus - One of the Greatest Novels of the 20th Century 32 Joyce, James. ULYSSES (London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1936) First Edition, English Issuance, First Authorized English edition, one of 900 copies only, printed on special Japon vellum papers, probably the most beautiful First Edition of ULYSSES ever printed. Tall, thick, royal 8vo, publisher’s original full green polished linen buckram with the gilt lettering and pictorial decoration of the gilt bow designed by Eric Gill on the upper cover and spine, housed in the rare printed dustjacket lettered in black on the upper cover and on the spine and decorated with the bow in red on the spine panel. [xvi], 766 pp. A well preserved copy, the covers of the green cloth in bright and beautiful condition without any of the fading typical to the book, the back just a bit mellowed at the tips, the dustjacket with the price still intact and showing some light aging and some evidence of use or handling, but whole and without major defects or substantial wear. A pleasing survival with all aspects of a collector’s demands in good order. A HIGHLY IMPORTANT LITERARY FIRST EDITION, ARGUABLY THE GREATEST WORK OF FICTION OF THE 2OTH CENTURY, RARE IN THE DUSTJACKET. This an extremely impressive copy of the first authorized English edition. IT IS ALSO THE FIRST EDITION of ULYSSES PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN. The superb binding executed in full polished linen buckram has been especially designed for this great book. DESIGNS FOR THE BINDING, EXECUTED IN GILT WERE ACCOMPLISHED BY ERIC GILL, ONE OF THE MOST GIFTED MASTERS OF THE ART. The typeface is extremely attractive and very readable, the printing on fine paper makes the book unusually handsome and presents what is perhaps the most beautiful printing of ULYSSES ever accomplished. $6750.
James Joyce - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man A Pleasing Copy of the First Edition - Huebsch - 1916 33 Joyce, James. A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN (New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1916) First edition, first issue. PRECEDING the English Edition which was issued first from these American sheets. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth, with large design denoting title and author in blind on the upper cover, the spine lettered in gilt. (4), 299 pp. A quite pleasing and desirable copy with the cloth a bit mellowed and with a bit of age evidence, the whole, completely original and quite fine internally, rear inner hinge with a bit of separation between the paste-down and free fly. RARE FIRST EDITION IN PLEASING CONDITION. THE TRUE FIRST EDITION, PRECEDING THE ENGLISH ISSUE. NO ENGLISH PUBLISHER WANTED TO RISK LEGAL PROBLEMS BY PRINTING THE BOOK. A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN was originally published in serial form in “The Egoist” between February 1914 and September 1915. Joyce of course wanted the novel to appear in book form, but his literary agent was unable to find a British publisher willing to print the text as it stood because of its supposed immorality. “Under these circumstances ‘The Egoist’ itself, with Joyce’s approval, ventured to embark on the publication of the unexpurgated text in book form, though hitherto this magazine had never sponsored the publication of any book. But again difficulties arose, for no printer could be found (in England) who was willing to print it” (LETTERS OF JAMES JOYCE, p. 26). It was decided to try and find an American publisher, and then have sets of sheets sent to England
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for binding. This is Joyce’s first novel and is considered one of his most important books and a major work in all of 20th century and modern literature. Slocum and Cahoon A11. Connolly 100 (The Modern Movement) $7500.
The Poetical Works and Other Writings of John Keats Buxton Forman’s Collected Keats - Beautifully Presented The Best and Most Complete Edition - 1889 - Four Volumes 34 Keats, John. THE POETICAL WORKS AND OTHER WRITINGS OF JOHN KEATS Edited with Notes and Appendices by H. Buxton Forman (London: Reeves and Turner, 1889) 4 volumes. The best edition, revised, with additions and corrections including much new material. With an engraved portrait frontispiece in each volume and a number of other fine full page plates throughout, illustrating a number of the poems and including facsimiles of the original first edition title-pages. Thick, royal 8vo, publisher’s original full black polished buckram beautifully lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt on the upper covers and spines. lv, 366; viii, 573; cxxxix, 387; viii, 493 + errata. A very handsome, bright, well preserved set of this important work, only very minor evidence of age or mellowing. THE BEST EDITION OF THE BEST KEATS, BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED IN DECORATED CLOTH GILT EXTRA. Buxton Forman’s highly important collection of Keats. With his scholarly notes and appendices. “In this reissue of Keats’s Writings no change has been made in the general arrangement, and only two words have been altered in the text of the poems...It is believed that the four volumes contain everything of Keats’s which has come to the surface since 1883, and that this edition, besides a great mass of material that is not in any other, embodies all that is elsewhere in print, whether in published editions, lives, or essays, or even in forthcoming books.” (from Advertisement) “The whole of Keats’s known works in verse are included in these volumes; and the footnotes contain a large selection of variorum readings. This is perhaps the very best definitive scholarly edition with annotations. It includes a chronology of Keats’ life and portraits, as well as a number of important memoirs of Keats. There is much new material added here and there are short biographical descriptions of all the correspondents. To Harry Buxton Forman in the first place, and then to Sir Sidney Colvin, is due also the credit of gathering and arranging the mass of Keats’ correspondence. Their collection was based on the latest published work of Buxton Forman, supplemented by the fruits of his subsequent research, as well as from other sources. Forman is recognized as the most renown of all Keats scholars. $895.
Rudyard Kipling’s Thrilling Maritime Adventure ‘Captains Courageous’ - Fine and Bright In Original Cloth 35 Kipling, Rudyard. ‘CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS’ (London: Macmillan, 1897) First edition. With 22 fine black & white illustrations on plates by I.W. Taber. 8vo, publisher’s original navy blue cloth elaborately lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt on both the spine and the upper cover in a maritime motif, a.e.g. viii, 245, 4 pp. ads.. A fine copy, the cloth fresh and bright with gleaming gilt work, unusual for this title. FINE FIRST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC WORK. Kipling’s tale of a spoiled youth who becomes a man at sea is one of his best loved stories. Its themes are universal and timeless. It is also an excellent portrayal of life in the Gloucester fishing fleet of Massachusetts, written while the Kiplings were living in the United States. Though Kipling lived in Vermont for several years and was married to an American this is his only novel with entirely American settings, themes and major characters. $950.
Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson - A Superb Copy Kipling’s A Song of the English First Edition in the Beautiful Gilt Decorated Cloth 36 Kipling, Rudyard. [Robinson, illus.]. A SONG OF THE ENGLISH (London: Hodder and Stougton, ) First edition. With 30 color plates tipped-in within ornamental borders, and with black and white drawings on almost every page, all by W. Heath Robinson. Large 4to, original royal blue cloth lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt with fine pictorial designs on the upper cover and spine. An exceptional copy, bright and wonderfully preserved, of this beloved book, the giltwork fresh and clean, the cloth with essentially no age mellowing or shelf rubbing, internally very fresh and clean, the plates in excellent order. UNUSUALLY FINE FIRST EDITION OF THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED KIPLING WORK. THE W. HEATH ROBINSON ILLUSTRATIONS ARE EXCEPTIONAL BY ANY MEASURE. The trade edition of this volume was issued. to benefit the “Daily Telegraph” National Bands Fund, and includes the text of a speech given by Kipling on the subject: “From the lowest point of view, a few drums and fifes in a battalion are worth five extra miles on a route march....” Robinson’s sensuous illustrations perfectly complement Kipling’s poems of seafaring around the world. $1450.
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Jack London’s Tales of the Fish Patrol First Edition in Uncommonly Fresh Decorated Cloth 37 London, Jack. TALES OF THE FISH PATROL (London: William Heinemann, 1906) First Edition, the UK issue from the American sheets, in the dark blue binding and this issue more scarce than the American edition issued under the Macmillan imprint. With one map and seven additional black and white plates by George Varian. 8vo, publisher’s original dark blue ribbed cloth pictorially decorated on the upper cover in white, black and blue and lettered in gilt, the spine with bold gilt lettering. 243 pp. A fine copy, uncommonly bright and fresh. LONDON’S FAMED COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES, originally published in serial form as the “Youths Companion” the previous year. It includes some of London’s best and most thrilling writing. The UK issue is far less common then its American counterpart. $425.
Jack London’s First Book - A Very Fine Copy The Son of the Wolf - 1900 - Original Decorated Cloth One of the Earliest Copies Printed and Issued 38 London, Jack. THE SON OF THE WOLF (Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1900) First Edition, First Issue, First State with all points correct and as called for in the various bibliographies. See collation below and this copy without periods around the “&” at the bottom of the spine, with perfect “e” in “spruce” and perfect “t” in “might” at the bottom of p. 147, no stub between pp. 6 and 7, sets of binding threads between pp 6-7, 18-19, 30-31, and every six leaves to 246-247, and a comma after the copyright date on the copyright page. One of the earliest issues of the first edition, with the text-block hand-sewn rather than machine sewn. With frontispiece by Maynard Dixon. 8vo, publisher’s original gray-black cloth with the belt stamped in silver with the title THE SON OF THE WOLF in greenish-black on the belt on the front cover and JACK LONDON on the belt design on the spine. lettered in silver and with head and tail decorations to the spine. With extra blank at the end, as in the LOC copy, indicating one of the earliest bound copies. (i-viii) including the preliminary blank, (1)-251, (252 printer’s imprint), blank. The collation matches the first issue, first state printing 1(4), 2-22 (6) A very fine copy, bright, clean and especially well preserved throughout, the binding in unusually nice condition. Very scarce thus. FIRST EDITION AND AN ESPECIALLY NICE COPY OF JACK LONDON’S FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK. Nine stories which appeared in magazine format in the “Overland Monthly” and the “Atlantic Monthly”. This is the first book edition and is rare in this condition. This copy was personally examined by Thomas Harakal of Harvard, who received the Katharine F. Pantzer Jr. Fellowship for his research project “Houghton Mifflin, The Riverside Press, and Jack London’s First Book: A Descriptive Bibliography of ‘The Son of the Wolf’.” Harakal confirms this to be one of the earliest handbound copies for early review and says that it resembles the LOC copy in every way except the LOC copy is machine bound. He also called it “An astonishing copy... easily the best I have seen and I’ve examined over 50 copies.” Tom’s initial findings will soon appear in the Harvard Library Review. Woodbridge 1; BAL 11869; Sisson & Martens p. 2 $7500.
First Edition - First Issue - 1903 Jack London’s Masterpiece - The Call of the Wild 39 London, Jack. THE CALL OF THE WILD (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903) Scarce First edition, First issue of this American classic. Illustrated with plates in colour by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull, decorated by Charles E. Hooper. 8vo, publisher’s original pictorially decorated green cloth lettered in gilt and with illustrations of dog sledding on the upper cover in white, red and black, similarly gilt lettered and pictorially decorated on the spine, pictorial endpapers. Now protected by a nicely produced facsimile of the original dustjacket. 231pp, 2 page ads. A very nice copy of the scarce first printing, internally quite fine with just a hint of the usual spotting to the prelims and plates. A blank section along the top of the half-title neatly excised. The cloth very bright and well preserved with just a bit of mellowing to the edges and a touch of rubbing to the colors. AN VERY NICE COPY OF THE SCARCE FIRST EDITION-FIRST ISSUE OF AN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE. London’s classic tale of a St. Bernard--Buck-- who becomes the leader of a pack of wolves in the Klondike after the death of his master. One of the greatest “boys’” books and a vivid memory for countless readers the world over. Like Dickens’ “Christmas Carol” and Hemingway’s “Old Man and The Sea”, THE CALL OF THE WILD is one of the really great reads in world literature, constructed with perfection, it has never grown old or passé. $1150.
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First Edition Peter Matthiessen At Play in the Fields of the Lord 40 Matthiessen, Peter. AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD (New York: Random House, 1965) First edition, first printing. Black and white illustrations at beginnings of chapters. 8vo, beige cloth with gilt design on upper cover backed in black cloth. Spine lettered in gilt; in the original decorated dustjacket. 373. A clean and bright copy; spine of dustjacket just lightly mellowed. Set in the Amazon jungle, the principal characters are four fundamentalist missionaries and a soldier of fortune who clash over the fate of a primitive tribe of jungle Indians. A Matthiessen classic and one of the books that sealed his reputation. $295.
Somerset Maugham’s Most Famous Book A Fine Copy with Illustrations 41 Maugham, Somerset. OF HUMAN BONDAGE. With an Introduction by Theodore Dreiser (New Haven: Limited Editions Club, 1938) 2 volumes. First thus, LIMITED edition of 1500 hand-numbered copies SIGNED by the illustrator, John Sloan With Sixteen etching by John Sloan specifically designed for this edition. Tall 8vo, publisher’s original speckled buff linen woven with bits of blue, the spines with blue leather pastedown labels beautifully decorated and lettered in gilt, in the original paper covered slipcase with buff paper label lettered and decorated in blue. xiv, 406; 407-805, (1). A most beautiful set, internally as mint, absolutely pristine, the boards are as mint as well, the spines with just the lightest touch of mellowing, even the slipcase is in excellent condition with just minor wear along the seems and edges. SOMERSET MAUGHAM’S BEST KNOWN NOVEL AND ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE AND APPEALING BOOKS OF THE LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB. These volumes were printed for the Club at the Yale University Press under the supervision Carl Purington Rollins. John Sloan’s etched illustrations are a striking addition to Maugham’s thinly disguised autobiography. OF HUMAN BONDAGE describes Philip Carey’s lonely boyhood in Whitstable (which becomes Blackstable, as Canterbury becomes Tercanbury) and his subsequent adventures. Carey is handicapped by a club foot, much as Maugham was handicapped by a severe stammer. This set is in absolutely beautiful condition. $950.
Cormac McCarthy’s Award Winning Novel All the Pretty Horses - First Edition - 1992 42 McCarthy, Cormac. ALL THE PRETTY HORSES (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992) First Edition. 8vo, publisher’s original cloth backed black boards, in the illustrated dustjacket with Publisher’s Weekly blurb and first letter on front flap in colour. 302 pp. A very fine copy in a very fine dustjacket, as pristine and mint. FIRST EDITION. Basis for the movie featuring Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, and Penélope Cruz. First volume in The Border Trilogy. Winner of both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. $550.
First Edition of Cormac McCarthy’s Cities of the Plain “The Height of McCarthy’s Storytelling Skill” 43 McCarthy, Cormac. THE CITIES OF THE PLAIN. Volume Three The Border Trilogy (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998) First Edition, first printing. 8vo, publisher’s original cloth backed boards, in the original illustrated dustjacket. 293 pp. A very fine copy, pristine and as mint. FIRST EDITION. The third installment in McCarthy’s famed “Border Trilogy” which also included “All the Pretty Horses’ and ‘The Crossing’. “The final volume of Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy, binds together the separate tales of John Grady Cole from All the Pretty Horses and Billy Parham from The Crossing to create a more realistic Billy and a more mythic John Grady. $125.
The Crossing - First Edition - Cormac McCarthy A Very Fine Copy in Original Dustjacket 44 McCarthy, Cormac. THE CROSSING. Volume Two The Border Trilogy (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994) First Edition, first printing. 8vo, publisher’s original cloth backed boards, in the original illustrated dustjacket. 426 pp. A very fine copy in a very fine dustjacket, pristine and as mint. FIRST EDITION. The second installment in McCarthy’s famed “Border Trilogy” which also included “All the Pretty Horses’ and ‘Cities of the Plain’. THE CROSSING is the initiation story of 16 year old Billy Parham and his younger brother Boyd. The novel, set just before and during World War II, is structured around three border crossings from New Mexico into Mexico. Each trip tests Billy as he must try to salvage something once he fails in his original goal. On both his first and last quest he is reduced (or perhaps exalted) to some symbolic futile gesture in his attempt, against all obstacles, to maintain his integrity and to be true to his moral obligations. This novel explores such issues as guilt, the acquisition of wisdom, heroism, and the crucial importance of stories. $175.
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Rare First Edition of Melville’s Mardi - Two Volumes A Unusually Handsome Set in Publisher’s Original Cloth New York - Harper and Brothers - 1849 45 Melville, Herman. MARDI and a Voyage Thither (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849) 2 volumes. First edition. 8vo, publishers original blind-stamped purple cloth, with elaborate blind-stamped decorative tooling on covers and spine, lettering and Harper’s logo in gilt to the spine panel. Housed in a pleasing dark green morocco solander case, the volumes each with their own chemise. xii, 365; xii, 387 pp., 8 pp. ads. An unusually fine copy and a very handsome pair, beautifully preserved. The cloth is bright and clean and essentially without fading, some of the typical offsetting to the pastedown and free-fly. RARE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH IN UNUSUALLY WELL PRESERVED CONDITION. THE BOOK IS EXCEPTIONALLY SCARCE IN THE PURPLE CLOTH IN FINE CONDITION AS IS THIS COPY. After a tiring 18 month whaling voyage in the south seas, Melville jumped ship and with his companion, Richard Tobias Greene, lived in the islands for several months. While there he was captured by but escaped from island natives. He served on an Australian trader, worked as a field laborer and enlisted on the frigate U.S.S. United States. His experiences are the basis for the Swiftian adventures of Taji and his companion Jarl in Mardi. This is one of Melville’s best written stories. BAL 13658, Wright I, 1860 $6750.
Select Works of the British Poets Milton, Coleridge, Gray, Pope, Johnson and Others A Beautifully Bound Collection in Fine Gilt Morocco 46 [Milton, John; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor; Pope, Alexander; et. al.] Aikin, Dr.. SELECT WORKS OF THE BRITISH POETS, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL PREFACES. A New Edition with a Supplement by Lucy Aiken. (London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1845) First of the Edition. Thick 8vo, beautifully bound in full contemporary maroon crushed straight-grain morocco with elaborate gilt tooled panels and corner pieces to the covers, the borders ruled with double gilt fillet lines, edges and turnovers gilt rolled. The spine with extensive gilt Regency decorations within the compartments in finely tooled panels, wide raised bands beautifully gilt decorated, marbled end-leaves, a.e.g. 968 pp. A fine copy with very little evidence of age. A fine survival. FIRST OF THE EDITION AND A SCARCE COLLECTION BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN FINE REGENCY DECORATED MOROCCO. An excellent collection of the most important English poets up to the date of publication. There are extensive collections from the work of Milton, Coleridge, Pope, Gray, Swift, Thomson, Gay, Johnson, Goldsmith, Scott and others. $795.
The Grand Paradise Lost of John Milton and Gustave Doré One of the Greatest Illustrated Editions of the Title A Masterpiece of Literature and the Engraving Arts 47 Milton, John. [Doré, Gustave, Illus.]. PARADISE LOST. Illustrated by Gustave Doré. Edited, with Notes and a Life of Milton, by Robert Vaughan, D.D. (London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, no date [c.1866]) One of the earliest issues with both England and America in the imprint. With 50 magnificent plates after engravings by Gustave Doré. Large, tall folio, bound in contemporary three-quarter dark green morocco over dark green pebbled cloth, back and corner-pieces ruled in gilt and blind, the spine impressively tooled gilt extra with raised bands and fine gilt tooling, multi-ruled in blind, compartments beautifully decorated and richly gilt with full panel designs featuring an impressive thistle and floral motif, one compartment boldly lettered in gilt, additional gilt lettering at the foot of the spine, fine marbled end-leaves, a.e.g. lxii, 329 pp. A fine copy, internally extremely fresh and clean with only the lightest hint of the usually present spotting, unusually firm and sturdy for the printing, the binding very handsome with just minor and typical signs of age, the pebbled cloth on the upper board with evidence of damp, could easily be refurbished but is not overly obtrusive as is. A VERY HANDSOME COPY, FRESH AND CLEAN AND A VERY PLEASING PRESENTATION OF THIS GREAT WORK. John Milton’s PARADISE LOST, one of the greatest works of the English language, is most appropriately met by the magnificent steel engravings of Gustave Doré. The powerful and mood-inspiring images make this one of the greatest issues of a true classic yet produced. $1250.
An Excellent Printed Edition of John Milton’s Works Very Fine and Beautifully Decorated Full Vellum Bindings Including all His Great Works and All of the Minor Works 48 Milton, John. THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON: Edited, with Memoir, Introductions, Notes, and an Essay on Milton’s English and Versification by David Masson, M.A., LL.D. (London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1882) 3 volumes. First of the Edition. Engraved frontispiece of Milton in each volume. 8vo, exquisitely bound in full polished white vellum, the spines with dark-green morocco
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labels lettered in gilt, the covers with large central Corpus Christi tooled ornaments gilt, turnovers beautifully roll-tooled in gilt, polished blue and gilt marbled end-leaves, all edges gilt. lxix, 312; [vi], 374; [vi], 420 pp. A very handsome and beautifully presented set, clean and beautiful throughout, in a superbly executed binding. A VERY FINE AND HANDSOME SET. In PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED and SAMSON AGONISTES Milton revived the heroic verse of Homer and Virgil to frame the tale of Satan and Paradise that has become the best-known epic poem written in English. He had difficulty in finding a publisher because of the plague of 1665, which killed many pressmen, and the Great Fire of the following year, which destroyed many printing houses—and those publishers who were still operating were wary of the project because of Milton’s anti-Restoration sympathies. This thorough collection includes not only ‘Paradise Lost’ and the other major works, but the sonnets, psalms, translations, and his work in Latin. As well, there is a fine Memoir of Milton and history of his literary work. $950.
Gone With the Wind - One of Only 1500 Copies Margaret Mitchell’s Great American Classic 49 Mitchell, Margaret. GONE WITH THE WIND. Introduction by Henry Steele Commager (New York: At the Sign of the Stone Book for The Limited Editions Club, 1968) 2 volumes. LIMITED edition of 1500 SIGNED by illustrator John Groth. Beautifully illustrated by John Groth with 11 double-page and 10 full page colour plates and over 150 black and white drawings within the text. Tall 4tos, in the publisher’s blue and gray buckram, the colours being reversed for each volume, the spines with contrasting and also reversed blue and gray labels lettered in gilt, in the original slipcase with printed label. 293, -593  pp. A very fine set, essentially pristine and as new, the slipcase also in fine condition with only the most minor evidence of age. LIMITED EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS BOOKS OF THE 20TH CENTURY. Illustrator John Groth had no easy task in illustrating this title. The images of the MGM motion picture are arguably the most famous in Hollywood history. In virtually everyone’s mind, Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable have become inseparable from Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. Groth has chosen, wisely, to provide illustrations that complement, but don’t conflict with the Technicolor masterpiece. The introduction is by one of the era’s most respected Civil War historians, Commager was the author of the famous THE BLUE AND THE GRAY as well as many other important historical works. Also included with this copy is the LEC’s prospectus and monthly newsletter for December, 1967 $275.
First Edition - Flannery O’ Connor The Complete Stories - An Excellent Copy in Dustjacket One of the Great American Writers 50 O’Connor, Flannery. THE COMPLETE STORIES (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1971) First edition, first printing. 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, in the original dustjacket decorated with Peacocks. xvii, 555 pp. A very fine and bright copy, unusually so. First edition of the book that ‘brought together for the first time the complete stories--thirty-one in all--of one of the great American writers of short fiction. The two famous collections, EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE and A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND, which she put together during her relatively short lifetime--she died in 1964 at the age of thirty-nine--contain only nineteen stories. There are twelve uncollected stories, which now appear in book form for the first time. There is an introduction and memoir by Robert Giroux, her editor since the time of WISE BLOOD, her first book. Mr. Giroux also contributes bibliographical notes on each of the thirty-one stories.’ $395.
Gustave Doré’s Final Book Illustrations The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe “The Hallucination of an Inconsolable Soul” 51 Poe, Edgar Allan, [Doré, Gustave. Illus]. THE RAVEN by Edgar Allan Poe. With comment by Edmund C. Stedman. (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1884) First Edition thus. Illustrated with 26 highly evocative full-page plates by Gustave Doré and with a decorated titlepage designed by Elihu Vedder. Large Folio (18.5 by 14.5 inches), publisher’s original light gray cloth, with magnificent pictorial decoration and beautiful lettering on the upper cover in gilt, dark blue-gray and black, the spine elegantly lettered and decorated in gilt and dark blue-gray, all edges gilt. A lovely copy of this work, rarely found in this condition. The text-block is sturdy and fresh, with just a very small guttural stain at the very bottom of the prelims only, the light gray cloth with only minor aging and with far less than the typical wear expected at the edges and tips. VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF THIS STRIKING WORK BY DORÉ. Due to the size of the large folio text-block and the light gray cloth binding, this book is rarely found unbroken and without significant staining or soiling. This copy remains very handsome and fresh with no repairs or restoration. In 1882, Doré took on his first and only U.S. commission for Poe’s THE RAVEN. Doré’s interpretations were based upon what he conceived as “the enigma of death and the hallucination of an inconsolable soul.” Doré died in early 1883, just as he was finishing the Raven engravings. He was only 51 years old at the time. The poem’s supernatural atmosphere and almost musically rhythmic language
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are so perfectly attuned to Doré’s dramatic and evocative style that one clearly sees why he would have chosen it to be the first piece of American literature he would illustrate. Sadly, it also turned out the be the last book he would ever illustrate. $3250.
Pogany’s Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - 24 Fine Colourplates Rare “Exemplaire Luxe” - The De Luxe Publisher Issue 52 (Pogany illust.). THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM Presented by Willy Pogany (London: George Harrap & Co. , n.d., circa 1912) Publisher’s “Exemplaire Luxe” deluxe edition, specially bound in only a very small number of copies.. Beautifully illustrated with 24 full colour tipped-in plates, decorative borders and incidental illustrations by Pogany Small Folio, very handsome publisher’s deluxe art deco binding of light tan calf elaborately decorated in a complete all over arabesque design incorporating a bit of gilt work on the upper cover and gilt lettering decorations in blind on the spine. A fine and bright copy with only minor evidence of age. RARE ISSUE, AND AN EXQUISITE, CONTEMPLATIVE WORK IN A SPECIALLY CREATED BINDING. Based on Fitzgerald’s translation, Pogany has filled each page with decorative Islamic style borders and decorations, accompanied by 16 full page tipped-in color plates. A fine example of Pogany’s work contained in one of the finest produced of this publisher’s deluxe morocco bindings. A beauty by any definition. $1850.
Sir Walter Scott’s Great Tale - Woodstock; or The Cavalier 1826 - First Edition - Fine Contemporary Bindings Gilt 53 [Scott, Sir Walter]. WOODSTOCK; Or The Cavalier. A Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred and Fifty-One. By “The Author of Waverley, Tales of the Crusaders,” &c. (Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1826) 3 volumes. First Edition, with all half-titles present. 8vo, contemporary half tan calf over marbled boards, the covers with borders tooled in blind, the spines with raised bands, gilt stopped, separating the compartments which are elaborately decorated with full gilt emblazoned panels incorporating dense border tools and central ornamental tools, two maroon morocco lettering pieces to each volume, stamped in gilt, blue end-leaves. xvi, [second half-title], 315; [iv], 332; [iv], 370 pp. A handsome set, beautifully preserved in its original contemporary calf bindings, internally, very clean, and with a little evidence of age, the contemporary bindings unusually bright and as fine. A SCARCE AND EXCELLENT WORK. This set with all half-titles as is often not the case. Sir Walter Scott was considered to be the inventor of the historical novel and the success of his Waverley series was immediate and long lasting throughout the English speaking world. $595.
The Handy Shakespeare - Thirteen Volumes A Charming and Very Readable Set 54 Shakespeare, William. THE HANDY-VOLUME SHAKESPEARE. [COMPLETE WORKS INCLUDING THE POEMS AND SONNETS] In 13 Volumes. (London: Bradbury, Agnew and Co., no date, circa 1880-1890) 13 volumes. A lovely “Pocket” edition of Shakespeare’s works. Small 8vo, in the publisher’s original bright green cloth, the spines lettered and decorated in gilt. A very fine and very pleasing little set, quite attractive and in excellent condition. A VERY PLEASING SET OF THE HANDY SHAKESPEARE and a lovely little gem of the great bard’s collected works. The set was intended “to form a handy readable series of volumes, equally adapted for the pocket, the knapsack, and the railway.” The text is from the most trustworthy editions and contains the dramatic works in the first twelve volumes and the poetry, sonnets and glossary in the thirteenth. $450.
Two of Shakespeare’s Great Roman Histories From the Great Second Folio - 1632 Julius Caesar and Tymon of Athens 55 Shakespeare, William. “The Life of Tymon of Athens” [with] The Tragedie of Julius Cæsar” ([London]: [by Thomas Cotes for Robert Allot], ) From the famed Second Folio of Shakespeare. Folio, quarter brown calf and marbled boards, gilt lettered and ruled on the spine. 107-150. A large and handsome copy, the binding in excellent order, the textblock quite nice and with only occasional and typical light spotting or aging. RARE EXAMPLE FROM THE SECOND FOLIO OF SHAKESPEARE. Two plays of Shakespeare’s great series of Roman plays, of which JULIUS CAESAR is without question the most famous. Complete and extracted from the Second Folio edition of his COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES, a cornerstone--and some would say foundation--of English literature. While the complete Second Folio is one of the book collector’s great prizes, a status well reflected in its price these days, this is an opportunity to acquire two of the most famous plays from the volume bound separately. Both of these works, along with the other Classical dramas, are believed to have been derived from Sir Thomas North’s great translation of Plutarch. Shakespeare’s version of JULIUS CAESAR is of such high regard that for many modern people, when they think Caesar, they are actually thinking Shakespeare. $7500.
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Staunton’s 1858 Edition of Shakespeare’s Plays A Handsome Set with Charming Illustrations 56 Shakespeare, William. THE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE. (London: George Routledge & Co. Farringdon Street, 1858) 3 volumes. First edition edited by Howard Staunton and illustrated by John Gilbert. A profusion of engraved black and white illustrations throughout. 8vo, original contemporary three-quarter maroon morocco over pebbled cloth boards, spines divided into compartments with gilt lettering, gilt rules bordering raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. (vi) 746; 768; 816. A marvelous set, all gilt still quite handsome and bright, with only expected minor foxing to prelims. Staunton has painstakingly researched Shakespeare’s original language and manuscripts (when possible) in an attempt to wrap himself around the Bard’s mind, “to explain his obscurities, to disentangle his intricacies and to illustrate his allusions” [preface]. The result is a well-glossed and intelligently edited set of Shakespeare’s plays, complete with an extensive biographical section about Shakespeare, miscellaneous documents relating to his estate, and a reprint of his famous will in which he bequeaths to his wife his “second best bed, with the furniture.” This edition also contains a plethora of intricate and delightful illustrations by John Gilbert. A truly beautiful set. $1250.
A Fine and Very Handsome Set in Contemporary Calf The Works of Shakespere - Charles Knight’s Edition - 1881 57 Shakespeare, William. THE STRATFORD SHAKSPERE [Histories, Comedies, Tragedies of William Shakespeare] Edited by Charles Knight (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881) 6 volumes. A handome early set of Knight’s important edition. With an engraved plate for each play. 8vo, handsomely bound in contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, the spines richly gilt decorated in compartments between gilt stippled bands, two compartments with contrasting dark brown and dark green morocco labels lettered and decorated in gilt, endleaves and all edges marbled. An fine and handsome set, internally fresh and clean with no foxing or spotting whatsoever, text firm and appearing unread, the binding sturdy and very attractive with fine hinges and only the most minor of evidence of shelving at the tips and edges, uncommonly fresh and well preserved. A FINE EARLY SET OF KNIGHT’S IMPORTANT EDITION. It contains Knight’s excellent “Life of Shakspere”, notes on various readings and glossery. The vignette style engravings for each play are a delightful addition as well. “The text given by Mr. Knight... is founded upon the most careful collations; and a reason is assigned in those editions for every deviation from the received text of the modern copies. To print the Text of the Words of Shakespeare, such as we may judge that it proceeded from his pen, so as to make his real words accessible to all, is the object...” $950.
Two of Shakespeare’s Great Comedies From the Famed Second Folio of His Dramatic Works 58 Shakespeare, William. “The Tempest” [with] “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” ([London]: [by Thomas Cotes for Robert Allot], ) From the famed Second Folio of Shakespeare. Folio, quarter brown calf and marbled boards, gilt lettered on the spine. 1-38. A handsome copy, the binding in excellent order, the text with occasional spotting or light typical staining, the “Tempest” leaves trimmed a bit more then those of the “Two Gentlemen” and from another copy. TWO OF SHAKESPEARE’S ENGAGING COMEDIES, INCLUDING “THE TEMPEST", extracted from the Second Folio edition of his COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES, a cornerstone--and some would say foundation--of English literature. While the complete Second Folio is one of the book collector’s great prizes, a status well reflected in its price these days, this is an opportunity to acquire two of the plays from the volume bound separately. THE TEMPEST is one of Shakespeare’s most famous romantic dramas. Its magical themes have inspired numerous later works of art such as; Milton’s COMUS, an unfinished opera by Mozart, Shelley’s ‘Ariel to Miranda’, music by Tchaikovski and Berlioz, Auden’s THE SEA AND THE MIRROR and even the groundbreaking science fiction motion picture ‘Forbidden Planet’ in 1954. Its influence is far reaching and with good reason. Though many incidences and classical works are considered as somewhat inspirational for it, no source for the story has ever been know, it is one of Shakespeare’s most original works. $6500.
A Brilliant Copy of an Important Edition The Works of Shakespere - The Imperial Edition Charles Knight’s Editorial and Design Masterpiece 59 Shakespeare, William. THE WORKS OF SHAKSPERE. Edited by Charles Knight (New York: Virtue and Yorston., n.d., circa 1870) 2 volumes. The Imperial Edition, the best edition of the publisher and editor. Profusely illustrated throughout with very fine full-page steel engravings by select artist, vignette half-title and portrait frontispiece. Large Folio, (15” x 11”), in the publisher’s very deluxe and impressive binding of full dark brown morocco handsomely decorated with wide ornate panels in blind featuring round portrait corner piece portraits of Shakespearian characters in bright gilt, all surrounding a full gilt panel featuring a bust of Shakespeare, urn and
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shield and rich ornate lettering. The spines are decorated in similar style with tall gilt stippled raised bands, panels in blind, bright gilt lettering and gilt tools in the center of each compartment, board edges and turn-ins gilt decorated, fine marbled end-papers and a.e.g. An extremely fine and unusually attractive set. The books are near as pristine with fresh white paper, the bindings bright and exceptionally well preserved. AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB SET OF THIS IMPORTANT EDITION IN ITS VERY BEST FORMAT. Truly an edition, printing and binding well suited for the greatest writer of the language. It is also vivid proof that an American publisher could produce a Shakespeare as handsome and fitting as any of their British counterparts. “The text given by Mr. Knight... is founded upon the most careful collations; and a reason is assigned in those editions for every deviation from the received text of the modern copies. To print the Text of the Words of Shakespeare, such as we may judge that it proceeded from his pen, so as to make his real words accessible to all, is the object...” $3250.
Arthur Rackham’s Illustrated Shakespeare - The Tempest - 1926 First Edition - Profusely Illustrated - A Fine Copy 60 Shakespeare, William. [Rackham, illus.]. THE TEMPEST (London: William Heinemann, 1926) First edition. Beautifully illustrated with 20 tipped-in colour plates and other black and white line drawings throughout by Arthur Rackham. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt on the cover and spine, housed in the very scarce dust-jacket, printed and pictorially decorated in red. x,185 pp. A very fine, bright and clean copy, the dust-jacket with light evidence of wear at the tips, primarily from shelving. SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL DUST-JACKET. Shakespeare’s romantic drama, expertly illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Entering the artist’s world of fantasy, we experience the story of the exiled magician Prospero and his daughter Miranda cast upon a desolate island. We encounter Shakespeare’s graceful nymphs and a marvelous assortment of goblins and fairies, all imaginatively depicted by Rackham. Though not one of Rackham’s most popular books in its day, The Tempest nicely holds its own with the passage of time. His images are full of dynamic movement, good humor, and subtle atmosphere. Together they tell Shakespeare’s tale with the artist’s characteristic imagination and charm. $1350.
A Superb Copy in Beautiful Original Vellum Gilt Extra The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser 61 Spenser, Edmund. THE POETICAL WORKS OF EDMUND SPENSER (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1924) First of the edition. Frontispiece gravure of the author. 8vo, beautifully bound in full original vellum over boards, the spine divided into gilt tooled and paneled compartments, black morocco lettering label gilt, the covers with fine gilt tooled designs incorporating multiple gilt fillet bordered panels enclosing multiple elaborately tooled gilt corner pieces, top edges gilt, French patterned marbled end-leaves. [lxvii] 736 pp. A very handsomely bound copy in excellent condition. SCARCE COLLECTION OF ONE OF ENGLAND’S GREATEST LITERARY MASTERS, Edmund Spenser, who stands with the likes of William Shakespeare and John Milton in the history of English poetry. Spenser was known to his contemporaries as “the prince of poets” and was said by them to be “as great in English as Virgil in Latin”. He was greatly preferred over Shakespeare by Queen Elizabeth and many others of the day. He left behind him masterful essays in every genre of poetry, from pastoral and elegy to epithalamion and epic. A century later John Milton would call Spenser “a better teacher than Aquinas” and was greatly influenced by him. Since then generations of readers have admired his subtle use of language, his imagination, his immense classical and religious learning and “his unerring ability to synthesize and, ultimately, to delight”. $495.
Sophie’s Choice - First Edition - A Great Book Signed by the Author - William Styron 62 Styron, William. SOPHIE’S CHOICE (New York: Random House, 1979) First edition, first printing, SIGNED by the author. Large 8vo, publisher’s original wine coloured cloth lettered in gilt on the upper cover and spine, in the original dustjacket. 515 pp. A fine and well preserved copy, the jacket fine but for very minor evidence of age or shelving. SIGNED BY WILLIAM STYRON AND THE FIRST EDITION OF HIS BEST AND MOST FAMOUS BOOK. SOPHIE’S CHOICE was recognized as a masterpiece almost immediately upon publication and in the years since has come to be considered a major novel of the twentieth century. $350.
A Doré Illustrated Work of the Victorian Age Vivien - From the Arthurian Legends - A Brilliant Copy 63 Tennyson, Alfred, [Doré, Gustave, Illustrator]. VIVIEN (London: Edward Moxon, 1877) An early reissue of the first printing of 1867. Illustrated with nine most impressive steel engraved plates (with tissue guards) by Gustave Doré. Folio, publisher’s original green pebbled
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cloth highly decorated in gilt and black on the upper cover, the lower cover in blind, the spine beautifully lettered in bold gilt, all edges gilt. 49. A brilliant copy. Very fine with only a hint of occasional very minor foxing and a touch of bumping at the corners. Uncommonly nice for a book whose size renders it very vulnerable to great wear. AND ELUSIVE TITLE IN THE DORÉ OEUVRE. An Arthurian poem and an impressive piece of Victorian book design and illustration. $750.
With Doré’s Wonderful Illustrations - Large Folio A Superior Copy - First Edition - Elaine - 1867 From the Arthurian Legends 64 Tennyson, Lord Alfred, [Doré, Gustave, Illustrator]. ELAINE (London: Edward Moxon, 1867) First Separate Edition and First Edition with the Doré illustrations. Illustrated with nine steel engraved plates (with tissue guards) after Gustave Doré. Folio., publishers original royal blue pebbled cloth decorated in gilt, silver and black and on the upper cover, the spine beautifully decorated and lettered in gilt, bevelled boards, purple coated endpapers, all edges gilt. 84pp A superior copy with only a hint of marking to the covers and only very light rubbing at the corners. An unusually bright and clean copy. FIRST EDITION OF THIS ELUSIVE DORÉ WORK. A long Arthurian poem originally issued in IDYLLS OF THE KING. An impressive piece of high Victorian book design and illustration. $750.
First Edition of All Six Volumes - Beautifully Bound Thackeray’s “Christmas Books” - Bindings by Zaehsdorf Illustrated Throughout and Hand-Coloured - 1847-1855 65 [Thackeray, William Makepeace] Titmarsh, M. A. The Christmas Books, comprising MRS. PERKINS’S BALL; OUR STREET; DOCTOR BIRCH; THE KICKLEBURY’S ON THE RHINE; REBECCA AND ROWENA; and THE ROSE AND THE RING (London: Chapman and Hall; Smith, Elder, 1847, ‘48, ‘49, ‘50, ‘50, ‘55) Together 6 volumes. First edition of each book, very rare in collector’s condition and state. With numerous illustrations by the author, coloured by hand. Tall 8vo, uniformly bound in full crushed scarlet morocco by Zaehnsdorf, richly gilt in panels of the spine, gilt lettered, with gilt ruled borders on the covers, gilt dentelle turn-ins and silk endleaves, a.e.g. Housed in a cloth slipcase. A very fine set. The first volume has a small insignificant chip at the head of the spine, the set remains fresh and clean and very handsome in the fine bindings. FIRST EDITIONS OF EACH OF THE THACKERAY CHRISTMAS BOOKS. A lovely and very handsome set, with a cancelled check from the previous owner to A. C. McClurg, who commissioned the bindings. $12,500.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit or There and Back Again First Edition in a Fine Binding by Bayntun-Riviere London - 1937 - One of the Great Modern Classics 66 Tolkien, J. R. R. THE HOBBIT or There and Back Again (London: George Allen and Unwin, 1937) First edition of the author’s first novel. With 10 illustrations by the author. 8vo, bound in full green crushed morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, lettered and with gilt ruled borders in panels of spine, upper cover with gilt ruled borders enclosing inlaid silhouettes of a mountain along the upper edge and a dragon along the lower edge of the upper cover, both after Tolkien’s designs, gilt ruled and decorated turn-ins, a.e.g., original cloth covers bound in. 310, ads. A very fine copy. RARE FIRST EDITION AND THIS COPY BOUND IN A VERY PLEASING AND INTERESTING BINDING. One of the great modern classics of fantasy literature THE HOBBIT is the first published book of J.R.R. Tolkien’s great ‘Middle Earth’ series wherein is the introduction of the Hobbits and many of the characters and settings for his later masterpiece THE LORD OF THE RINGS. One of the most internationally acclaimed works in the fantasy genre and one that appears to be eternally popular with readers young and old. Many people have tried to emulate Tolkien’s style, imagination and breathtaking use of language but to date no one has been able to equal or surpass him. In the decades since its original appearance it has become the standard by which all fantasy novels are judged and remains a popular ‘bestseller’ for each new generation. $10,500.
The Hobbit - A Fine Early Issuance by J.R.R. Tolkien A Wonderful Example of this Timeless Classic 67 Tolkien, J. R. R. THE HOBBIT; or, There and Back Again (London: George Allen and Unwin, 1955) Early Impression. With the original coloured frontispiece, 8 illustrations and cartographic endpapers all after designs by the author. 8vo, publisher’s original green
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cloth, pictorially decorated in blue across covers and spine with illustrations after J.R.R. Tolkien’s designs and with the scarce pictorial dustjacket. x, 315. A very nice, very bright and handsome copy, the scarce dustjacket with just a touch of light and unobtrusive shelf abrasion to a small portion of the edging. SCARCE EARLY PRINTING AND ONE OF THE GREAT MODERN CLASSICS OF FANTASY LITERATURE. $2250.
Tolstoy’s War and Peace in Original Binding First Edition of Constance Garnett’s Superb Translation An Unusually Well Preserved Set 68 Tolstoy, Leo; Tolstoi, Count Lyof N. . WAR AND PEACE (London: Vizetelly & Co., [n.d. ca. 1887]) 3 volumes. First English Edition, early issue. (The slug notes a “Third Edition”, but the sheets of these earliest printings were run from the original type-settings and were not changed). 8vo, handsomely bound in three-quarter period maroon morocco over marbled boards. vii, 429; 360; 387 pp. A handsome copy and a very pleasing set. Rarely encountered, this is a fine early printing of the First English Edition of Tolstoy’s greatest novel. VERY SCARCE HANDSOMELY BOUND PRINTING OF THIS GREAT CLASSIC, VERY WELL PRESERVED. Tolstoy’s epic of the Napoleonic wars has few peers in world literature; John Galsworthy described it as “the greatest novel ever written.” E. M. Forster, in his Aspects of the Novel , declared that “(N)o English novelist is as great as Tolstoy, that is to say, has given so complete a picture of man’s life, both on its domestic and heroic side.” Similarly, De Vogüé, the “greatest French authority on Russian literature...remarks that:...’ It is a faithful picture of life: the experience of a traveller thrown among a society new to him--constraint and boredom at first, then curiosity and at last a firm attachment. I admit sotto voce that I know nothing superior to it in any literature.’” (intro) The Maudes’ translation was first published in the World Classics series in 1933 and is based on Tolstoy’s own final revisions. $1750.
Mark Twain - First Edition - ‘Joan of Arc’ The First With Howard Pyle’s Illustrations A Beautiful Copy in the Very Scarce Dustjacket 69 Twain, Mark, [Pyle, illus.]. SAINT JOAN OF ARC (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1919) First edition with Pyle’s illustrations, the first state with the endpaper decorations in light green and with the marginal decoration to page 18 in correct position. With four lovely tipped in color plates by Howard Pyle and marginal decorations on every page in tint by Wilfred J. Jones. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth gilt lettered on the spine, with a full colour pictorial paste-down on the upper cover within a gilt frame, t.e.g.. In the SCARCE original dustjacket featuring a medallion colour pastedown on the upper cover and printing in green and black. The jacket appears to be a special, or perhaps proof, jacket as it gives no prices for the advertised books on the rear. xiii, 32. The book is quite fine and bright with just a bit of mellowing at the front hinge, the scarce jacket clean and bright with the paste-down in fine condition and just a few unobtrusive chips at the extremities. VERY SCARCE AND SELDOM ENCOUNTERED FIRST EDITION, ESPECIALLY SO IN THE ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET. The illustrations by Pyle are provocative and classic in their presentation--rich with colour and style. The text is derived from Twain’s PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF JOAN OF ARC, written after Twain’s European travels, which had expanded his horizons and made him feel more at home in this chosen narrative setting of medieval France, beyond the safe haven of his Mississippi roots. However, Joan of Arc was not a wholly unfamiliar subject to Twain; indeed, she was the historical character who first made him want to read as a child, and he had always dreamed of writing a book with her as the subject. $795.
Twain’s Masterpiece of American Literature - 1884 Huckleberry Finn - First Edition in the Original Cloth The English Issue Preceding the American Edition 70 Twain, Mark. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (London: Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1884) Preceeding the American Edition, the True First edition, the First English edition,“A” state, and with the earliest ads, dated October, 1884. With 174 black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. 8vo, publisher’s original red cloth elaborately decorated with pictorial designs in gilt and black on the covers and spine. xvi, 438, publisher’s device (p. 439), 32 pp. catalogue. A handsome and clean copy with some mellowing down to the spine panel, hinges tight, very bright and in unusually pleasing condition, the tips and edges very well preserved and very solid. FIRST EDITION, PRECEEDING THE AMERICAN ISSUE OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND GREATEST BOOKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. The first state of the book with the earliest ads, dated October, 1884. With Twain’s “TOM” and “HUCK” first editions in similar condition fetching well over $10,000. these days, and with the first English of “TOM” their equal, it seems only a matter of time before the English “HUCK” follows in their paths. BAL 3414; Johnson p. 44; McBride p. 113 $5500.
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Mark Twain - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn First Printing, With the First Issue Points A Very Nice Copy in the Publisher’s Sheepskin Binding 71 Twain, Mark. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade). (New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885) First edition. First Issue. With 174 black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Large 8vo, original publisher’s sheep binding with the red and black lettering labels on the spine. It is estimated that only 2500 copies were issued in this binding. 366 pp. A very pleasing and handsome copy. Light, expert and unobtrusive refurbishment to the joints. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND GREATEST BOOKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. A very handsome copy with the following earliest setting states as listed by BAL: “Him and another Man” is listed at page 88, BAL’s first state; page 57, eleventh line from the bottom reads “...with the was...,” BAL’s first state; page 155 with final 5 “stamped in” by hand (see Underhill), and matching the original font in the setting of the page number (no priority, occurring randomly in all three states independent of other major signs of first printing sheets, but this setting seems to appear least often); the portrait frontispiece is in BAL’s first state, “heliotype” imprint on the portrait frontispiece, title page with 1884 copyright on verso, p.9: the heading for Chapter 6 reads “Decided” (later corrected to “Decides”), p.143: “I” in “Col.” (line 1) missing and “b” in “body” (line 7) broken, p. 161: signature mark “11” is missing, final leaf is a blank. Very rare with this many first issue points. The sheep bindings are generally in poor condition, but this copy is still quite nice. Along with Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn is considered the stepping stone to modern American literature. And along with Tom Sawyer, for the first time, the hero of the novel was a boy. These books are landmarks and Hemingway often offered his opinion that the modern novel would have been impossible without them. With Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and Melville’s Moby Dick, they provide us with a view of America transcending its past and beginning its future. $16,500.
First Edition - A Horse’s Tale - A Superb Copy Mark Twain’s Protest Against Cruelty to Animals 72 Twain, Mark. A HORSE’S TALE (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1907) First edition. Illustrated with 5 black and white plates by Lucius Hitchcock. 8vo, publisher’s original red cloth, pictorially decorated in black, brown and white on the upper cover, lettered in white on the spine. viii, 153. A superb copy, really fine and bright and clean and unusually well preserved. Twain’s adventure through the west told from the viewpoint of Buffalo Bill’s horse. One might call it BLACK BEAUTY with an attitude. He wrote the story to protest bull fighting at the request of actress Minnie Maddern Fiske who was campaigning to end the sport in Spain. BAL 3500 $550.
A Beautiful Production from the Grabhorn Press Mark Twain’s Letters from Hawaii - Here First Collected A Flawless “As Mint” Copy - Limited - 1937 73 Twain, Mark. LETTERS FROM THE SANDWICH ISLANDS Written For the Sacramento Union by Introduction and Conclusion by G. Ezra Dane (San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1937) First edition, LIMITED to 550 copies only. With illustrations throughout in colour by Dorothy Grover. Tall 8vo, publisher’s original green paper boards featuring a palm leaf pattern backed in blue buckram with a paper printed label on the spine, in the publisher’s original green paper dustwrapper. 224 pp. An essentially mint and as new copy, the rare paper wrapper only with some very minor edgewear, truly about as fine a copy as one could hope to find. FIRST EDITION, AND FIRST LIMITED EDITION of the first publication in book form of the 22 letters Mark Twain wrote for the Sacramento Weekly Union during his visit to Hawaii in 1866. The Grabhorn Press choose to print these letters for inclusion in their series of Rare Americana. This copy is surprisingly fine. The production quality is excellent and Ms. Grover’s refreshingly modern illustrations are a splendid touch. $475.
Merry Tales From Mark Twain First Edition in the Original ‘State A’ Cloth Binding 74 Twain, Mark. MERRY TALES (New York: Charles L. Webster, 1892) First edition, BAL’s first binding state. 8vo, publisher’s original green-gray cloth lettered and decorated on the upper cover and spine in gilt and black. vi, 209, 7 ads. An honest and well preserved copy lightly mellowed by time and use. FIRST EDITION. A selection of seven tales by the great American author and humorist for Arthur Stedman’s Fiction, Fact and Fancy series. The tales are; The Private History of a Campaign That Failed, The Invalid’s Story, Luck, The Captain’s Story, A Curious Experience, Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning and Meisterschaft. BAL 3435. $295.
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First Edition of Mark Twain’s Second Book The Innocents Abroad - Published in Hartford - 1869-1870 A Good Copy in the Original Cloth 75 Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens). THE INNOCENTS ABROAD, Or The New Pilgrims’ Progress; Being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City’s Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; With Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures, as They Appeared to the Author. (Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1869-1870) First Edition of Twain’s second book, early issue with page numbers in Table of Contents and “Personal History..” on p. . This work, preceded only by the “Jumping Frog”. Profusely illustrated throughout with two hundred and thirtyfour illustrations. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original cloth, elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover. xviii, (656), (5) ads pp. A good copy with some wear from shelving or age, some wear at head and tail of spine and at the corners. The text block is clean and generally speaking, quite tight, separation of endleaves at the rear inner gutter. FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR’S SECOND BOOK. Twain says of his own book that it is a record of a “pleasure-trip”...the record of a “pic-nic” but with the real purpose being to suggest to the reader how he would be likely to see Europe and the East if he looked at them ith his own eyes instead of the eyes of those who travelled in those countries before him. Twain makes no apologies for “departures from the usual style of travel-writing that may be charged against me---for he notes that he sees with impartial eyes, and writes honestly, whether wisely or not. BAL 3316; McBride pp. 6-7 $325.
Walt Whitman’s Complete Prose Works First Edition in the Original Cloth A Very Bright and Fine Copy of this Scarce Book 76 Whitman, Walt. COMPLETE PROSE WORKS (Philadelphia: David McKay, 1892) The First Edition, First Issue. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, t.e.g. viii, 522 pp. A pleasing and well preserved copy. A VERY PLEASING AND WELL PRESERVED COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS ELUSIVE TEXT. The book includes the prose of “Specimen Days”, “Collect”, “Democratic Vistas”, “Notes Left Over”, Pieces in Early Youth”, “November Boughs”, “Good-Bye My Fancy” and “Some Laggards Yet”. An excellent collection and first edition of some of Whitman’s most important writings on America, the Civil War, the state of the country, President Lincoln and the progress of our society. $395.
A Lovely Holiday Greeting Card Featuring George Wither’s Festival of Christmas Designed and Decorated by Claud Lovat Fraser 77 Wither, George, [Greeting Card. Fraser, Illus]. THE FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS (London: Lund, Humphries and Co., ) This is number one in a series of five festival cards by ‘modern artist’. Designed by Claud Lovat Fraser and illustrated by him with handcoloured decorations on the upper and lower covers, also with a large tipped in hand-coloured plate of three festive merrymakers . Single Folio in fours, unbound as issued printed on heavy stock paper of high quality, edges untrimmed. One Sheet folded in fours. Very fine, remarkably so for such a delicate item. A very nice printing of George Wither’s lovely Holiday poem designed and illustrated by Claud Lovat Fraser. It is printed as a Christmas card in fours but is quite large, the tipped in plate measuring over seven and a half inches tall. A very attractive piece of holiday ephemera and a fine example of Lovat Fraser’s exquisite art work. Millard 286. $165.
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CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND JUVENILE LITERATURE The House We Live In A Fine Turn of the Century Activity Book 81 [Activity book] Ohrenschall, Helen O. Illustrator. THE HOUSE WE LIVE IN (New York: Sam’l Gabriel Sons, N.D.) A turn-of-thecentury children’s activity storybook. Pictured by Helen E. Ohrenschall in colour. 12 by 10 inches oblong, publisher’s original stiff paper covered boards brightly decorated and printed in colour on the upper board, backed in red cloth. 42pp. Very well preserved. One of the activity paste-down pages has been completed by a previous owner, the others remain unused and in original state. The textblock is a bit shaken from the cloth backed boards, but still holding in firm. An interesting activity book featuring a charming domestic story accompanied by six colour pictures representing the rooms of a typically house. The pictures are printed on glossy paper and accompanied by a pre-pasted sheet featuring various furnishings and such that one is directed to cut out and paste down in the appropriate areas. A charming book to keep little hands and minds busy and surprising to find with so few of the paste-downs cut out. $225.
Louisa May Alcott’s Aunt Jo’s Scrap Bag, My Boys... First Edition - 1872 - The First in the Series 82 Alcott, Louisa May. AUNT JO’S SCRAP BAG; My Boys, Etc. [Volume I in the Series] (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1872) First edition. Two engraved frontispieces and an engraved title-page. 8vo, publisher’s original green textured cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine, ruled in blind on the covers. 215, [2 ads]. An unusually nice copy, fresh and clean and bright throughout. RARE FIRST EDITION IN THIS CONDITION. One of the several spinoffs of Alcott’s wildly successful LITTLE WOMEN. This is the first in the series of books featuring a grown-up Jo, LITTLE WOMEN’s main character, as the narrator: “As grandmothers rummage their piece-bags and bundles in search of gay odds and ends to make gifts with which to fill the little stockings that hang all in a row on Christmas Eve, so I have gathered together some stories, old and new, to amuse the large family that has so rapidly and beautifully grown up about me. “I hope that when they promenade in nightcaps and gowns to rifle the plump stockings, the little ‘dears’ will utter an ‘Oh!’ of pleasure, and give a prance of satisfaction, as they pull out this small gift from Aunt Jo’s scrapbag” [preface]. $450.
Louisa May Alcott’s Eight Cousins An Early Printing in a Charming Victorian Binding 83 Alcott, Louisa May. EIGHT COUSINS; or, The Aunt-Hill (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1907) Early printing. Illustrated throughout. 8vo, publisher’s original brown Victorian decorated cloth, with embossed brown lettering on a gilt panel on the spine, and with black and gilt decorations on the spine; lettered and decorated in black on the upper cover. 291,  ads. A bright, clean and handsome copy, gilt still fresh, no fading to the spine. A fine copy. An earlier printing of this important Alcott title in a lovely Victorian binding. BAL 167. $195.
Louisa May Alcott - Jo’s Boys...A Sequel to “Little Men” First Edition in the Charming Victorian Binding Gilt - 1886 84 Alcott, Louisa May. JO’S BOYS, And How They Turned Out. A Sequel to “Little Men.” (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1886) First Edition Portrait frontispiece of Louisa May Alcott with facsimile of her signature. 8vo, publisher’s original green Victorian decorated cloth, with embossed red and gold decorations in panel designs on the spine, and with black and gilt decorations to the covers. Now housed in a foldover clamshell case backed in green morocco and lettered in gilt. 365 pp.,  ads. A good copy with the text-block well preserved, the hinges strong and unbroken, the binding with some rubbing and evidence of use, showing wear to the tips and caps. SCARCE FIRST EDITION, of the sequel to LITTLE MEN, by the author of LITTLE WOMEN. BAL 211 $350.
Louisa May Alcott’s Under the Lilacs - 1878 A First Edition in the Decorated Victorian Binding 85 Alcott, Louisa May. UNDER THE LILACS (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1878) First Edition, First Printing. With three black and white
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illustrations and the illustrated six pages of ads at the rear. 8vo, publisher’s original dark royal-blue Victorian decorated cloth, with gilt lettering and decorations in gilt to the panel of the spine, and with black and gilt decorations to the cover. 305,  ads. A well preserved and handsome copy, the gilt still quite fresh with no fading to the spine. Only light evidence of shelving or use though the free fly and pastedown show some separation at the rear. A SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH of this important Alcott title in a lovely Victorian binding. A wonderful story of children and how they mature, proving Alcott’s literary timelessness. BAL 188 $495.
Stories and Fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen With One Hundred Fine Engravings by Arthur J. Gaskin 86 Andersen, Hans, Christian. STORIES AND FAIRY TALES BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN. Translated by H. Oskar Sommer. (London: George Allen, 1893) 2 volumes. First edition with the illustrations by Gaskin. Illustrated with 100 fine engravings by Arthur J. Gaskin. 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth pictorially decorated in black on the upper cover, lettered in gilt on the spine. xi,398; xii,426 pp. A very bright and unusually fine copy, fresh and clean but for some of the inevitable but only occasionally encountered foxing to prelims or edges. SCARCE AND FINE SET. In the English-speaking world, the stories “The Ugly Duckling”, “The Little Mermaid, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, and “The Princess and the Pea” are cultural universals; everyone knows them, though few can name the author. They have become part of our common heritage, and, like the tales of Charles Perrault, are no longer distinguished from actual folk-tales such as those of the Brothers Grimm. Andersen himself was highly inspired by the Arabian Nights. A few of his stories such as “The Wild Swans” and The Rose-Elf are adaptations of older folktales (for example, “The Wild Swans” might be a retelling of The Six Swans as recorded by the Brothers Grimm.) $695.
The Story of Little Black Sambo Helen Bannerman’s Classic Children’s Story 87 Bannerman, Helen. THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO (London: Chatto and Windus, 1928) Very early issue. Illustrated in colour throughout with all chromolithographs on separate leaves and text on separate pages. 12mo, bound in the publisher’s original blue boards printed in black, with a pictorial paste-down on the upper cover. 113 pp. A fine copy but for loss to a small section of the blue panel at the foot of the spine with loss of “T” and “H” in the word “THE”. AN EARLY PRINTING AND A RARELY SEEN ISSUE OF THIS CLASSIC. Bannerman wrote her stories to entertain her own children. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO was their favorite. The author never intended the book for publication, but through the encouragement of her children and friends the manuscript was shown to E.V. Lucas who agreed to publish it as the fourth title in his series of ‘The Dumpy Books for Children’” (Schiller, p. 381) Together with Beatrix Potter, Helen Bannerman established the genre of children’s books that gave pictures and text equal importance. Very few copies of the original printing have survived, and of the copies known, most have been badly worn because the small book was unable to withstand the constant handling of children. “Should a census eventually be attempted, there would probably be fewer copies located than of the notoriously rare and suppressed 1865 Alice” (Schiller, p. 386) $450.
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan First Edition ‘Jewels of Opar’ 88 Burroughs, Edgar Rice. TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR (Chicago: A. C. McClurg and Co, 1918) First edition. 8 illustrations by J. Allen St. John. 8vo, original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and cover. [v], 350,  ads. A very good copy In this Tarzan adventure our jungle hero is involved in the recovery of a rare Arabian Gem. An early Tarzan story published before Burroughs moved to his own publishing house in California. $595.
Tarzan of the Apes - Edgar Rice Burroughs A Fine Copy in Bright Dustjacket 89 Burroughs, Edgar Rice. TARZAN OF THE APES (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [circa 1929]) An early reprint of the first of the Tarzan books. Illustrated with a silhouette frontispiece. 8vo, publisher’s original red cloth, lettered in black on the upper cover and spine, in the original bright coloured pictorial dustjacket mirroring the first edition and featuring a full wraparound image of Tarzan sitting in a tree overlooking his kingdom. 392 pp. An especially fine copy, the cloth bright and nearly pristine, the jacket in excellent condition with just very minimal edge-wear. AN ESPECIALLY PLEASING COPY, UNCOMMONLY BRIGHT AND FINE. This Grosset and Dunlap issue is a very handsome early reprint of the very first of the famed Tarzan novels. The dustjacket mirrors the original first edition jacket. This novel of a British baby orphaned in the wilds of Africa and raised by apes would set the course for one of the greatest and most revered series in all of modern literature. Burroughs himself wrote 25
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truly popular sequels to this, the first book of Tarzan of the Apes, and the number of works in other media are incalculable. $495.
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle First Edition Edgar Rice Burroughs 90 Burroughs, Edgar Rice. TARZAN, LORD OF THE JUNGLE (Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1928) First edition Illustrated by J. Allen St. John. 8vo, green cloth with black lettering. 377 A very good copy. What other literary character has had so vivid a career as Tarzan? Few people of fictitious lineage have so captured the imagination of the public as Burroughs Jungle Lord. With the exception of Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan has been featured in more motion pictures then any other persona. His legacy continues to this day in movies, satires, comic books, television and in the hearts and imaginations of his countless fans. $595.
A Beautiful Copy of Carroll’s Classic Tale With Original Illustrations by John Tenniel 91 Carroll, Lewis. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE (London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1913) Early Printing. With the original illustrations of John Tenniel as in the first issue. 8vo, original red cloth, decorated on the covers with gilt lines and central gilt pictorial devices, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, a.e.g. xiii, 224, 1 Christmas Greetings, 3 ads. An unusually bright and clean copy. Especially nice. The Alice books have proven themselves to be among the most enduring classics of literature--for children or otherwise. ALICE’s importance might be gauged by the fact that it is one of only three books written for children (five, if one includes Aesop’s Fables and Froebel’s “Mutter- und Kose-Leider”) included in the “Printing and the Mind of Man” exhibition. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and its sequel, THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, are “unique among ‘juveniles’ in appealing equally--if not more strongly --to adults. Written by an Oxford don, a clergyman, and a professional mathematician, they abound in characters--the White Knight, the Red Queen, the Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty--who are a part of everybody’s mental furniture. And the philosophic profundity of scores, if not hundreds, of these characters’ observations, long household words wherever English is spoken, gains mightily from the delicious fantasy of their setting” (PMM 354). In addition, Tenniel’s illustrations are some of the most charming ever to appear in children’s literature. $395.
Collodi’s Classic Work - The Story of a Puppet The Adventures of Pinocchio 92 Collodi, C. (Carlo Lorenzini). THE STORY OF A PUPPET or The Adventures of Pinocchio. Translated from the Italian by M.A. Murray. (London: T. Fisher Unwin, ) First Edition, Second Impression. Illustrated with frontispiece and 37 illustrations by C. Mazzanti. Small 8vo, original publisher’s tan cloth, decorated and lettered in orange on the spine and upper cover in overall designs. , 232. A well preserved copy with the inevitable aging or mellowing to the binding, quite fresh and clean internally. Rare early impression of this classic work of children’s literature. Series title for “The Children’s Library” decorated and printed in black with listing of the titles in “The Children’s Library” on the verso. $3500.
Edmund Dulac’s Picture Book A Very Pleasing Copy in the Elusive Maroon Cloth 93 [Dulac, illus.]. EDMUND DULAC’S PICTURE BOOK (London: Hodder and Stoughton, nd; ca. 1915) First edition. With the beautiful 18 tipped-in color plates by Edmund Dulac. 4to, publisher’s original maroon cloth elaborately and pictorially decorated and lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover. 135 pp. An especially pleasing and bright copy in the extremely scarce maroon cloth, only very lightly mellowed. A WONDERFUL FIRST EDITION AND AN ELUSIVE TITLE. This superb collection of assorted fairy tales and songs was organized specifically to accompany a quickly gathered group of paintings which Dulac had saved in his files. Originally, they were published as EDMUND DULAC’S PICTURE BOOK FOR THE RED CROSS in 1915 in order to raise money for that organization. After the war, this edition was issued with only minor changes including the elimination of all references to Red Cross fund-raising from the binding and throughout the book. At its original publication, the illustrations were widely reviewed and applauded. The Times Literary Supplement hailed “The Real Princess” as “one of the most delicious things he (Dulac) has ever done” and The Outlook weekly commented that “ It is a wonderful chance that enables the public to become the possessor of so many of Edmund Dulac’s inimitable pictures for so small a sum. Dulac’s pictures...are unique.”-Ann C.Hughey. This eclectic gathering of stories and songs includes gems such as: Three Kings of
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Orient, Sinbhad the Sailor, the Little Seamstress, Cinderella, and Blue Beard. Unlike many of Dulac’s other books which were focused around one theme, story or subject, this volume offers a variety of illustrative moods, as the material spans material from both Eastern and Western traditions. We discover many fine examples of his Persian, jewel-like style, as in his Layla and Majnun painting. And we are enchanted with his magical fairy tale scenes as in Cinderella. We can savour, as well, the charm and simplicity of his French rustic scenes as in his oval-shaped Little Seamstress. Like all of Dulac’s books, however, this one is sure to stimulate the viewer’s visual sensibilities and lead him ever deeper into the land of dreams and imagination. $795.
“Tetes Folles”- A French Novelty Children’s Book Illustrated with Humor by Walter Trier 94 [Flip Activity Book), in French. TETES FOLLES. (Paris: Le Livre Universel, 1948) Animees par 32 dessins de Walter Trier. 5 by 7 inches, in the publisher’s original cardboard binding decorated in colour all over. Spiral bound. 32 illustrated leaves, each cut into 3 sections, unnumbered. A handsome copy well preserved internally, and with overall mellowing to the covers. A HUMOROUS BOOK FOR KIDS FROM 5 TO 75. Each page is illustrated with a comic figure which can be flipped and matched with heads, torsos or legs from all the others. $275.
The Woodcutter’s Dog Translated From the French With Beautiful Artwork by Claud Lovat Fraser 95 [Fraser, Illus.] Nodier, Charles. THE WOODCUTTER’S DOG. Translated from the French (London: Daniel O’connor, 1922) Second printing, one month after the first. The Curwen Press issue. Illustrated and decorated in colour throughout by Claud Lovat Fraser. 8vo, publisher’s original yellow and white art-paper covered boards with cream paper label on upper cover printed in black and . 18. A near fine copy of a delicate publication with only minor wear to the paper spine and edges and a touch of light spotting to the prelims. “Charles Nodier’s fascinating story LE CHIEN DE BRISQUET, which has enthralled generations of French children, is now introduced to English children of the present day, with a few delightful illustrations by that exquisite artist, the late Claud Lovat Fraser.” In his short career, he died at the age of thirty-one, Claud Lovat Fraser made a considerable impact on the world of art. In the words of John Drinkwater, “Beauty of spirit flowed in everything he did into beauty of execution.” His illustrations to this delightful yet sad tale of a heroic and loyal dog are lasting proof of Drinkwater’s statement. $125.
Very Rare First Edition - Fine Colour-Plates Throughout Kate Greenaway’s Illustrated Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes A True and Beloved Classic of Children’s Literature 96 [Greenaway, Kate]. MOTHER GOOSE or the Old Nursery Rhymes (London: Frederick Warne, nd ) First Edition, the “Lattice” issue with pages 18, 38, 47 and the free-flies as called for. Engraved colour illustrated half-title and title-page and 46 fine illustrations in colour with rhymes on every page by Kate Greenaway. 12mo, publisher’s original pictorial boards backed in reddish brown cloth, the covers with “Mother Goose” (the G inverted) printed in brown within a green lattice, dark brown glossy endpapers, page edges pinked. 48 pp. An unusually well preserved copy of a book typically found much abused or well-used. Slight mellowing to the cloth, but otherwise a surprisingly fresh and clean copy. RARE FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED VERSIONS OF MOTHER GOOSE PRINTED TO THIS DAY, Kate Greenaway’s fanciful delights brighten each page with full colour illustrations and other merrymaking decorations thrill throughout. By nature, books for such early readers are typically found in dismal condition, but this copy has completely escaped the various forms of havoc commonly caused by little hands. Truly a classic of juvenile literature. The legend of Mother Goose is one of the most enduring in the history of children’s literature. She makes her first published appearance in 1697 in Charles Perrault’s CONTES DE MA MERE L’OYE (The Tales of Mother Goose) but it is believed that origins can be be traced to a “period of remote antiquity in Italy”. (Harvey 538) $950.
One of Kate Greenaway’s Most Charming Delights Little Ann and Other Poems - First Edition 97 [Greenaway, Illus.] Taylor, Jane and Ann. LITTLE ANN and Other Poems (London: Frederick Warne & Co., ) First Edition. Illustrated on nearly every page with vivid, bright color pictures by Kate Greenaway. Tall, thin 8vo, publisher’s original glazed cream paper boards pictorally decorated by Kate Greenaway backed in green buckram with matching corner pieces. 64 pp. A very well preserved copy of a book notorious for being found only in poor condition. But for a bit of general soiling and mellowing to the boards and a small amount of inevitable toning to the paper this copy remains fresh, clean and delightful. VERY HARD TO COME BY IN THIS CONDITION. One of Greenaway’s early colour delights, the bright and vivid pastel paintings beautifully
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engraved and printed by Edmund Evans, are classic works by one of the most famous children’s book illustrators of all time. By nature, books for such early readers are typically found in dismal condition, but this copy has completely escaped the various forms of havoc commonly caused by little hands. $500.
Don - On a Quest for Mountain Lions First Edition of Zane Grey’s Exciting Tale 98 Grey, Zane. DON, The Story of a Lion Dog (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928) First Edition, first issue, with Harper’s code G-C on copyright page. With a color frontispiece and 4 full page black and white plates by Kurt Wiese and with pictorial endpapers printed in ochre. 8vo, publisher’s green cloth, lettered and pictorial decorated with an image of Don by Kurt Wiese on the upper cover in black, the spine lettered in black. (viii), 69 pp. A very nice copy, solid and attractive, a few fingerprints and other minor evidence of use, the cloth very attractive with only minor mellowing. SCARCE AND VERY PLEASING FIRST EDITION COPY of one of Zane Grey’s Western stories for younger readers. This is the true story of a Don, one of a group of hounds that accompany Gray and Buffalo Jones to the Grand Canyon for the purpose of capturing live mountain lions. $350.
Nights with Uncle Remus - Illustrated English Edition Joel Chandler Harris’ Great American Fables - 1925 99 Harris, Joel Chandler. NIGHTS WITH UNCLE REMUS (London: Chatto & Windus, 1925) A Pleasing and Handsome English Edition. Profusely illustrated with 61 plates by J.A. Shephard. 8vo, publisher’s original red cloth lettered elaborately in gilt on the spine and pictorially decorated on the upper cover in gilt. viii, 367 pp. A nice and bright copy, with only very minor mellowing and edge wear. A VERY NICELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION. A fine continuation of the Uncle Remus stories first introduced by Southern writer Joel Chandler Harris in his famed UNCLE REMUS, HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS only two years earlier. Like the first Uncle Remus book, the majority of the illustrations are by Frederic Church, who so wonderfully captures the characters of these simple Southern country stories. The titles in this work include; How Brother Fox Was Too Smart, How Mr. Rooster Lost His Dinner and The Moon in the Mill-Pond. BAL7109. $195.
Uncle Remus, His Songs and Sayings - 1881 First Edition, First Issue A High Spot of American Literature 100 Harris, Joel Chandler. UNCLE REMUS, His Songs and Sayings (New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1881) First edition, first issue. With numerous illustrations throughout, some full page, by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. 8vo, original emerald-green cloth, pictorially decorated and lettered in gilt and black on the spine and upper cover, with butterfly endpapers. 231,  ads. A very good and handsome copy with minimal rubbing to the cloth. Hinges strong, unobtrusive and skillful strengthening to the inner hinges and spine panel. SCARCE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC WORK OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. First edition, first issue, with “presumptive,” last line of p. 9 (changed to “presumptuous” in later issues) and with no mention of this title in the advertisements at the end. On the Grolier Club List of “100 Influential American Books,” on the Newton List of “100 Good Novels,” and one of Merle Johnson’s “High Spots of American Literature.” Grolier 100. Merle Johnson High Spots. BAL 7100. Peter Parley to Penrod p. 56. Influential American Books Prior to 1900. $2450.
Tanglewood Tales - Nathaniel Hawthorne A Second ‘Wonderbook’ in Bright Original Cloth 101 Hawthorne, Nathaniel. TANGLEWOOD TALES, For Girls and Boys; being A Second Wonder-Book. (Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1864) An early issue and scarce. With fine full-page engravings throughout. 8vo, original red ribbed cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and blocked and elaborately decorated in blind on the covers. 336. A lovely copy, unusually clean and quite fresh with the gilt intact on the spine. A small smudge on the upper cover and a touch of evidence of shelving, and internally only lightly mellowed. AN UNUSUALLY NICE COPY AND A VERY SCARCE IN ORIGINAL DECORATED CLOTH OF THIS EARLY REPRINT OF HAWTHORNE’S CLASSIC WORK. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s TANGLEWOOD TALES is a collection of six stories taken from Greek Mythology and retold for the modern young reader. His spellbinding accounts of The Minotaur, The Pygmies, The Dragon’s Teeth, The Golden Fleece, etc continue to captivate children of all ages. “These are the tales that children heard in ancient Greece, from the women at their spinning-wheels, or the fishermen mending their nets beside the wine-dark
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sea. That was two thousand years ago, but children today still listen as eagerly, for they are tales of voyage and enchantments and strange adventures that befell when the world was young.” There is an ironic erotic beauty in his good Chiron teaching the harp, set in the otherworldly verdure of a shaded stream. We are thrilled by the movement and adventure of King Pluto speeding in his chariot through a highly stylized rocky landscape. And how can we not be stirred by the sheer force of the abstract grace of the figure of Cadmus, struggling with all his might to free himself from the mouth of the monolithic green dragon? It is no wonder that not only was this book a great success at its publication, but that even to this day it continues to delight a new generation of readers. $350.
The Legends of Ingoldsby An Early Three Volume Set - Handsomely Bound 102 Ingoldsby, Thomas. THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS, or Mirth and Marvels (London: Richard Bentley, 1855) 3 volumes. Early edition. Engraved ornamental titlepages printed in red and black, 18 plates by John Leech, George Cruikshank, and Robert Buss. 8vo, bound in three-quarter olive morocco and marbled boards gilt lettered and with gilt ruled borders in panels of spine, t.e.g. A lovely set, almost wholly free from the fading which is the usual fate of this color of leather. Written under the Ingoldsby pseudonym by Richard Barham, a minor Canon of St. Paul’s, these lively rythmes were first published in Bentley’s Miscellany and The New Monthly. Their comic treatment of medieval legend and the quaint narrative style drew instant popularity. This 1855 publication is a very early collected edition. $350.
Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Books - 1894 and 1895 First Editions - In Fine Original Gilt Decorated Cloth 103 Kipling, Rudyard. THE JUNGLE BOOK and THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK (London: Macmillan and Co., 1894, 1895) Together 2 volumes. First editions. With illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling, W. H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. 8vo, publisher’s original polished navy blue cloth lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt on each volume, a.e.g. 212; 238, ads pp. A very pleasing, very handsome, bright and clean and sharp set, unusually nice copies. Spine ends and corners all very well preserved, with only the very lightest evidence of age. Hinges are very tight and very strong and without defect. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST ISSUES OF THIS CLASSIC WORK. The stories of Mowgli, a human child lost in the jungles of India and raised by wild animals, struck a cord with readers who somehow found him and his animal friends easy to relate to despite the bizarre circumstances. Arguably the best loved of Kipling’s many delightful works for children and a true classic of its genre. $6500.
Beautifully Illustrated Children’s Book First Edition - A Gallery of Children 104 [Le Mair, illus.] Milne, A. A. A GALLERY OF CHILDREN (London: Stanley Paul & Co., 1925) First English edition. With 12 color plates by “Saida,” a.k.a. H. Willebeek Le Mair. Large 4to, original light blue cloth with gilt lettering, with a pictorial pastedown on the upper cover set in gold frame. 105. A very nice and bright copy . With the well- known color pictures by Le Mair, who worked under the name Saida at this time and one of Le Mair’s better-known illustrative efforts. Her plates are full of a childish charm that is heightened by an almost art nouveau feel. For a fixed amount, Milne was hired to write a story to go along with the illustrations. Since so many copies of the book were sold, he grew to regret not holding out for royalties. $550.
From C.S. Lewis’ Great ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ The Horse and His Boy - In Scarce Original Dustjacket 105 Lewis, C.S. THE HORSE AND HIS BOY (London: Geoffrey Bles, 1956) First edition, second printing. With Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. 8vo, publisher’s original gray cloth lettered in silver on the spine and with cartographic illustrated endpapers. In the original pictorial dustjacket. 199 pp. A fresh and clean copy of the book, the dustjacket with a bit of rubbing to the edges and a bit of other light wear. A HANDSOME COPY IN THE ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET. One of Lewis’ immensely popular books in the ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ series. Over the years since publication the Narnia books have joined “Oz”, “Alice” and “Winnie” and ‘Middle-Earth” as a favorite ‘holiday’ spot for imaginative children. In this tale the Horse, a free citizen of Narnia, persuades a young boy to ride off to adventure with him in an Arabian setting of sultans and viziers. A contemporary reviewer calls this book- “Delightfully written with an able control of suspense and a quiet sense of the ridiculous, this delightful story is as much a pleasure to the adult reader as to the child listener.” The Narnia books have become increasingly popular to collectors over the years and have become increasingly difficult to find. $495.
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A.A. Milne - When We Were Very Young Uncommonly Bright In the Scarce Dustjacket 106 Milne, A. A. WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG (London: Methuen & Co., 1926) A very early printing, just a bit over one year from the first. Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. 8vo, publisher’s original royal-blue cloth pictorially decorated in gilt on the upper and lower covers and gilt lettered on the spine, t.e.g.. In the scarce original printed dustjacket. x, 100 pp. Very bright indeed, an especially nice copy with only minor mellowing to edges and tips of the dustjacket. SCARCE IN THE DUSTJACKET. This charming collection of poetry, written to delight young imaginations, was conceived by Milne, an established playwright, poet, and essayist, while on holiday with his three year old son. This affectionate collection of poems-celebrating so many tender and amusing childhood fascinations-has had enduring hold upon generations of parents and children. Shepard’s droll illustrations, which were to immediately bring him public distinction, perfectly depict the insouciance of childhood fancy. The book was an immediate success in both England and America and went back to press four times within the first year of its publication. The brilliant collaboration of Milne and Shepard thus begun, was to continue to bear irresistible fruit. SCARCE IN DUSTJACKET. $350.
Now We Are Six - First Edition The Third of the Wonderful Pooh Books 107 Milne, A.A. NOW WE ARE SIX (London: Methuen & Co., 1927) First edition. With illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. 8vo, publisher’s original red cloth pictorially decorated and lettered in gilt on covers and spine, t.e.g., pink illustrated endpapers. x, 103 pp. A handsome and well preserved copy, quite fresh, with extremely minor mellowing to the spine, the text-block and illustrations all bright and clean and the hinges strong and tight. FIRST EDITION OF A CLASSIC. This third book in the quartet written by Milne, inspired by his young son Christopher, and illustrated by Shepard was an instant success. Like WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, NOW WE ARE SIX is a joyful combination of verse and pictures designed to captivate young readers. $695.
Milne’s Classic Winnie the Pooh - 1926 First Edition - Original Cloth 108 Milne, A.A. WINNIE THE POOH (London: Methuen and Company, 1926) First edition. Illustrated by E.H. Shepard with drawings throughout. 8vo, original dark green cloth decoratively stamped, lettered, and bordered in gilt on spine and upper cover featuring a vignette of Pooh and Christopher Robin, illustrated endpapers. xi, 158 pp. A fine and pleasing copy with some minor age evidence. SCARCE FIRST EDITION. A bright, clean copy of the most famous of the four Pooh books. Milne’s classic story, all about Christopher Robin, Winnie-The-Pooh, and their friends Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, and Baby Roo. Dense with wonderful poems and illustrations, Winnie The Pooh includes some of the most memorable characters in all of children’s literature. The themes of these stories, and the gentle kindness of the characters, are forever endearing. A.A. Milne’s WINNIE-THE-POOH came into being in the wake of his first book of verse, WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG, which was the first collaboration of Milne’s words and E.H. Shepard’s delightful illustrations. Milne and Shepard truly ascended to harmonious heights with the cast of characters in WINNIE-THE-POOH based on the stuffed animal collection of Milne’s own son, Christopher Robin, who also became immortalized as one of the main characters in the Pooh series. “E.H. Shepard’s illustrations to A.A. Milne’s POOH stories form without doubt one of the great classics of children’s book illustration. It is important to understand, however, how remarkable that is for Shepard’s success as an illustrator was not based on the technical power of draughtsmanship we see in the work of artists such as Rackham. We do not go with him for a prolonged journey of the eye as we do with the great masters of drawing. His illustrations are classics for a wholly different reason. Our approach must be through the eyes of childhood, for Shepard’s Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger cast their compulsive spell because the artist only ever makes them but very slightly removed from the stuffed toys on the nursery shelf. Whereas Beatrix Potter’s animals are almost transformed into furry occupants of the same domain, in the case of Shepard the journey is made in precisely the opposite direction... There is a slightness to them, a delightful, rapid, thrown-off quality... Shepard’s genius lay surely in being able to match exactly the mood of Milne’s texts which have a similar and complementary rambling quality. A less whimsical artist w o u l d have upset the balance. As it is, writer and illustrator were perfectly allied in a curiously English way, achieving thereby one of the great classics of childhood literature” (THE POOH SKETCH BOOK, Sibley.) $1850.
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A.A. Milne’s Four “Pooh” Books - Illustrated by Shepard A Very Fine Set of the First Editions Beautifully Bound Great Classics and Cornerstone Works - 1924 - 1928 - London 109 Milne, A.A.. [The Four Pooh Books, Comprised of:] WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG [and] WINNIE-THE-POOH [and] NOW WE ARE SIX [and] THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER (London: Methuen and co., 1924, 1926, 1927 1928) First Edition of each volume. Illustrated by E.H. Shepard throughout each volume. 8vo, beautifully bound by Bayntun-Riviere in fine full gilt decorated morocco. Each volume is bound in a colour to match the original cloth covers. The spines are richly gilt, the covers are pictorially decorated in gilt with images of Pooh and his friends. The original covers and spine panels are bound into the rear of each book. All volumes are housed together in a cloth covered slipcase. An elegant production. x,100; xi,158; x,103; xi,178 pp. All copies are very fine and beautifully preserved. VERY FINE COPIES OF THE FIRST EDITIONS OF EACH OF THE FOUR POOH BOOKS, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND. These charming children’s classics contain delicately detailed illustrations and some of the most beloved stories of all time. From the first poem or story to the last drawing, the reader is transported to another world of imagination and youthful play. $17,500.
An Excellent Copy of the Best Edition - First Printing Kay Nielsen’s Best and Most Famous Book - 1914 East of the Sun and West of the Moon The Most Handsome of the First Edition Formats 110 [Nielsen, Kay, illus.]. EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON: Old Tales From the North (London: Hodder and Stroughton, ) First edition. The best of the various issues of the first editions. Illustrated with 25 beautiful tipped-in color plates by Kay Nielsen as well as numerous detailed black and whites throughout the text. 4to, publisher’s original navy blue cloth with gilt lettering and elaborate pictorial decorations on the spine and upper cover, and with decorative illustrated endleaves printed in black and gilt. 206 pp. A bright and clean copy of this rare book with only a bit of old evidence of shelving at the tips, the colour plates are truly fine impressions, the book is handsome and has the inevitable foxing to a few of the leaves at the front and rear. AN IMPORTANT AND SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF NIELSEN’S BEST BOOK. Fifteen old Norwegian folk-tales from Asbjornsen and Moe’s ‘Norske Folkeeventyr’, have been selected and magnificently portrayed by Nielson. Only his second book commission, this collection of paintings earned him enormous public recognition and equal standing with Dulac and Rackham as a leading children’s book illustrator. Here, in its larger format, we are offered the luxury of viewing all 25 illustrations with utter clarity. “In these elegant paintings, he combined qualities of Oriental design with those unique features of his native Scandinavia: The melancholic mystery of a bleak Nordic twilight seemed to cast a magical spell on the images themselves. If it were not for the outbreak of war that year, there is no doubt that Nielsen would have continued to produce many more of these remarkable paintings for children, to establish him as a great master of the Northern fairy tale.”-Susan Meyer. These captivating old tales at once exotic and somehow familiar, of princes and princesses, giants and mythic goats, all combine to give us a glimpse into the Norwegian imagination. And we cannot help but agree that: “The quaintness, the tenderness, the grotesque yet realistic intermingling of actuality with supernaturalism, by which the original Norske folkeeventyr are characterized, will make an appeal to all, as represented in the pictures of Kay Nielsen. And these imperishable traditions, whose bases are among the very roots of all antiquity, are here reincarnated in line and colour, to the delight of all who ever knew or now shall know them.”-Preface. [Surely,] these old-wives’ fables “are the romances of the childhood of Nations: they are the never-failing springs of sentiment, of sensation, of heroic example, from which primeval peoples drank their fill at will” (- from the Introduction). This is one of only five books that Nielsen illustrated before going to work as an animator for Disney. The best of the first editions is quite scarce and in a larger and more decorative format then the more common American edition. This copy is handsome and bright and quite a nice copy indeed. $4950.
East of the Sun and West of the Moon Norwegian Fairy Tales Illustrated by Kay Nielsen With 24 of His Most Unforgettable Colour-Plates 111 [Nielsen, Kay, illus.]. EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON: Old Tales From the North (New York: George H. Doran, nd ) First edition, U.S. distribution issue from the English printing as printed in larger format. Illustrated with 25 tipped-in colour plates, numerous black and white illustrations, and elaborate decorative endpapers by Kay Nielsen. 4to, orignal black boards, lettered in gilt and with a pictorial illustrated pastedown on the upper cover, the spine bound in lavender cloth and lettered in gilt. 205. A sound copy with some overall abrasion and wear to the binding. The plates and text block however are unusually fresh and well-perserved. Expertly repaired at the hinge of the front endpaper. This is the scarce large-format edition of Kay Nielson’s greatest illustrated children’s book, EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON. .
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Here, in its larger format, we are offered the luxury of viewing all 25 illustrations with utter clarity. “In these elegant paintings, he combined qualities of Oriental design with those unique features of his native Scandinavia: The melancholic mystery of a bleak Nordic twilight seemed to cast a magical spell on the images themselves. If it were not for the outbreak of war that year, there is no doubt that Nielsen would have continued to produce many more of these remarkable paintings for children, to establish him as a great master of the Northern fairy tale.”-Susan Meyer. $1750.
Kay Nielsen’s Fairy Tales of Hans Andersen Superb in the Deluxe Vellum - Signed by the Illustrator 112 [Nielsen, illus.] Andersen, Hans. FAIRY TALES OF HANS ANDERSEN (London: Hodder and Stoughton, ) The beautiful Edition de Luxe, limited and numbered 225 of 500 copies. Signed by the illustrator, Kay Nielsen. With 12 tipped-in color plates and numerous black & white illustrations as frontispieces to each tale all by Kay Nielsen. 4to, the publisher’s original deluxe vellum binding with elaborate gilt pictorial designs on the upper cover and spine. This copy retains the original glassine wrapper, still largely intact and is housed in a folding velvet-lined chemise and morocco backed slipcase designed with attractive raised bands and handsome gilt lettering. 197. An extraordinary copy, pristine and perfect. LIMITED TO 500 COPIES AND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST KAY NIELSEN. This collection of sixteen tales was initiated by Nielsen in 1912, though it was not published until 1924. Hodder & Stoughton, in an effort to promote sales after the war, began publishing gift books again with beautiful illustrations and bindings. This is one of there very best and in the scarcest and most desirable de Luxe format. Nielsen was among the most highly regarded illustrators of his day but produced only five books in total. He was lured away from the profession by Walt Disney, for whom he became an animator. These five books are more then enough however to secure his reputation for generations to come. Of the lasting appeal of Hans Andersen’s ‘Tales’ nothing more needs to be said. $10,000.
Nursery Friends From France Charming Rhymes and Illustrations 113 [Nursery Rhymes] Miller, Olive Beaupre, Translator. NURSERY FRIENDS FROM FRANCE (Chicago: The Book House For Children, ) First edition. Illustrated in colour on every page by Maud and Miska Petersham. Most of the illustrations being full page images which create frames or boarders for the text printed within blank areas of the illustrations, also with musical notations throughout. 4to, original publisher’s light blue cloth, the spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, the upper cover also with a colour pictorial oval-shaped pastedown within gilt oval frame, endpapers featuring a fanciful and brightly coloured map of France. 191pp. A very nice copy, much better then is typically found, with only some very minor mellowing to the textblock and light wear or rubbing to the binding, the upper cover and pastedown with a few small unobtrusive abrasions. CHARMINGLY ILLUSTRATED NURSERY RHYMES FROM FRANCE, UNCOMMON IN NICE CONDITION. Mrs. Miller here provides English translations of over 100 rhymes and songs beloved and well known to the children of France. 37 of them include the music, and in those cases the original French lyrics are provided as well. This was one of the “My Travelship” books published by the Book House for Children. The Book House was founded by Mrs. Miller to produce children’s literature personally edited by her to meet her own high standards. The company was also remarkable as a job opportunity for working women. The books they produced were never sold in stores, an all female sales staff went door-to-door selling subscriptions from a network of branch offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. $125.
Hans og Grete - A Fine Danish Pop-Up With An Impressive Pop-Up Gingerbread House 114 [Pop-Up, Fairy Tales]. TOPPER TOY’S HANS OG GRETE (Monsterbeskyttet: Kaj Kjeldsen, No Date) An impressive Danish pop-up story book. With a large impressive pop-up gingerbread house surrounded with pictures illustrating the story of Hansel and Gretel by Bjorn. Approximately 9.5 by 7.25 inches when closed, opening up to a single large pop-up page. Outer boards brightly decorated and printed with the story in Danish. A single large stiff paperboard leaf folding out to make the pop-up. Uncommonly well preserved for an item such as this, images and folding paper all in fine order. A single but very impressive pop-up which when opened lays flat and creates a detailed and colourful gingerbread house over five and a half inches tall. $175.
The Daily Express Children’s Annual No 4 A Charming Pop-Up Book 115 [Pop-Up] Giraud, S.Louis (ed). THE DAILY EXPRESS CHILDREN’S ANNUAL Introducing Self-Erecting Models to Illustrate the Stories. No 4 (London: Lane Publications, nd) First edition. 7 full color pop-up illustrations, and numerous black and white drawings and color pictures throughout. 8vo, publisher’s illustrated boards. xvi,95. In very nice condition with some wear to the spine. Clean
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and bright within, the pop-ups in excellent conditon. A CHARMING COLLECTION OF STORIES FOR CHILDREN, DELIGHTFULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH COLORFUL POP-UP PICTURES. The pop-ups are among the most interesting we have seen. $350.
Beatrix Potter’s The Roly-Poly Pudding A Handsome First Edition 116 Potter, Beatrix. THE ROLY-POLY PUDDING (New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1908) First American edition. With a color frontispiece and vignette title-page, and 17 color illustrations and numerous drawings. 8vo, full red cloth lettered in blind on the spine and in green and gold on upper cover, which also bears a colour paste-down of Samuel Whiskers, with pictorial endpapers. [viii], 70. A very good and attractive copy, quite well preserved with lettering on the spine mellowed. This book is affectionately dedicated to Beatrix Potter’s own tame white rat ‘Sammy’. The dedication reads, “In remembrance of “Sammy” The intelligent pink-eyed Representative of a Persecuted (but Irrepressible) Race! An affectionate little Friend, and most accomplished Thief!’ This title was subsequently changed in 1926 to The Tale of Samuel Whiskers after the thievish protagonist. $795.
Fine Early Beatrix Potter The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse 117 Potter, Beatrix. THE TALE OF JOHNNY TOWN-MOUSE (London: Frederic Warne & Co., Ltd, [c.1930]) Early printing. With 27 charming color illustrations by Potter, pictorial endpapers. 12mo, original brown paper over boards lettered in white with color pictorial paste-down on the upper cover. 85. A very fine copy. The simplicity and grace of Ms. Potter’s works delights the hearts of children from one generation to the next all around the world. Only A.A. Milne seems to be her equal in this regard. $125.
Beatrix Potter - First Edition ‘Mrs. Tittlemouse’ A Charming Childhood Classic 118 Potter, Beatrix. THE TALE OF MRS. TITTLEMOUSE (London: Frederick Warne and Company, 1910) First edition. With the 28 delightful colour plates, illustrated endpapers, and cover decoration by Beatrix Potter. 12mo, original blue-gray boards, pictorial pastedown on upper cover, illustrated endpapers. 85 pp. An uncommonly well preserved copy of this book which is typically found quite worn, internally very fine and approaching pristine, the boards fresh and unfaded, the pastdown in excellent shape, very light evidence of shelving or abrasion at the tips, wear to the tail. AN UNCOMMONLY NICE COPY, Mrs. Potter’s books are infrequently found in this condition as they have typically been read again and again by multiple generations. It is clearly apparent that the simplicity and grace of these works have not lost even a touch of their appeal over the course of an entire century, we’d dare say only A.A. Milne will prove to be her equal in this regard. The character of Mrs. Tittlemouse debuted in 1909 in a small but crucial role in “The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies”, and Potter decided to give her this tale of her own the following year. She is a “most terribly tidy little mouse always sweeping and dusting the soft sandy floors.” $850.
A Beatrix Potter True First Edition The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes - A Fine and Clean Copy 119 Potter, Beatrix. THE TALE OF TIMMY TIPTOES (London: Frederick Warne and Company, 1911) First edition. Illustrated with 28 color plates by Ms. Beatrix Potter. 12mo, original charcoal colored boards with a pictorial paste-down on the upper cover and lettering in white on the upper cover and the spine, with pictorial endpapers. 85 pp. A fine copy, just the lightest bumping to the tips, a very pretty and fresh copy. AN ESPECIALLY NICE COPY OF THIS FIRST EDITION. Beatrix Potter’s always charming story of a fat little squirrel accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Features the classic birdsong “Who’s been digging up my nuts”. Potter’s books, typically read again and again for generations, are hard to find in such nice condition. $1450.
Rackham’s Hansel and Grethel His Splendid Rendering of the Grimms’ Tales First Edition - 1920 120 [Rackham, illus.] The Brothers Grimm. HANSEL AND GRETHEL & OTHER TALES (New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1920) First separate edition, American issue. With 20 tipped-in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. 4to, original red cloth with gilt pictorial vignette and lettering on upper cover and black lettering on spine, t.e.g. x, 160. A very nice copy. The cloth only lightly mellowed, internally clean and fresh. SCARCE. It was FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM, first published in 1909, for which Rackham had the most affection, perhaps because it was the first book to bring him success. Constable, during and after the war, reissued the stories in three separate books (LITTLE BROTHER,
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LITTLE SISTER; SNOWDROP; and HANSEL AND GRETHEL) to rekindle interest in fairy books in general and Rackham’s work in particular. The American edition was published by Duttin the same year. Meyer, Great Children’s Book Illustrators, p.161. $695.
The Fairy Tales of Hans Andersen The First Edition With Arthur Rackham’s Illustrations Classic Tales - A Fine Copy in Original Dustjacket 121 [Rackham, illus.] Andersen, Hans. FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN (London: George G. Harrap, 1932) First edition with Rackham’s illustrations, in an especially scarce special binding. With 12 color plates and 59 black and white illustrations in the text by Arthur Rackham. 4to, bound in the very scarce publisher’s best binding of dark green morocco, often used for presentation, lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt on the spine and upper cver, with the fine pictorial endpapers created by Rackham, t.e.g. 288. A fine, fresh copy. The binding exceedingly fresh, the gilt shining. ELUSIVE ARTHUR RACKHAM FIRST EDITION IN AN ESPECIALLY HANDSOME BINDING, THE PUBLISHER’S BEST, AND OFTEN USED FOR PRESENTATION. A beautiful collaboration of one of the world’s greatest story tellers with one of the 20th century’s finest illustrators. Here we find a wide assortment of Hans Christian Andersen’s well-loved tales beautifully illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Included in the collection are old favorites such as Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and The Little Match Girl, all affectionately illustrated by the artist. As his career developed, Rackham worked closely with his publisher to find works of literature which were likely to appeal to seasonal book buyers but which also lent themselves to his artistic proclivities. Hans Anderson’s Fairy Tales offered him this ideal combination. Harrap, excited by the prospect of Rackham’s new endeavor, sponsored a trip for him to Denmark to sketch and imbibe the landscape and architecture. $2500.
First Edition With Arthur Rackham’s Illustrations The Fairy Tales of Hans Andersen 122 [Rackham, illus.] Andersen, Hans. FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN (Philadelphia: David McKay Company, ) First edition, American issue using the English sheets with a title-page printed in the UK for American use. With 12 wonderful colour plates, and 59 black and white illustrations within the text by Arthur Rackham. 4to, original peach cloth lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt, with the fine pictorial endpapers created by Rackham, t.e.g. 288 pp. A fine bright copy, internally as clean and fresh as one could find, plates bright and lovely, the cloth with a bit of mild mellowing to the spine and top edges but in all very handsome and fresh. ELUSIVE ARTHUR RACKHAM FIRST EDITION. A beautiful collaboration of one of the world’s greatest story tellers with one of the 20th century’s finest illustrators. $650.
With Arthur Rackham’s Superb Illustrations Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens A Superb Copy of His Most Famous Book 123 [Rackham, illus.] Barrie, J. M. PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1908) A very early U.S. issue, retaining the exact format and look of the first issue and made from the English sheets. 50 tipped-in color plates bound in rear as issued, and with several line drawings by Arthur Rackham. 4to, publisher’s original green cloth lettered and decorated pictorially in gilt on the upper cover and spine. 126. A pristine copy, among the best we’ve seen, without any flaws. An absolutely superb copy and extremely unusual as such. A superb and extremely well preserved copy of Rackham’s most famous book. Within, we find many of the artist’s best loved and most easily recognized paintings, masterfully reproduced and bound in the rear and as identical to the first British issue of 1906. Perhaps the Pall Mall Gazette summed it best when they said, “Mr. Rackham seems to have dropped out of some cloud in Mr. Barrie’s fairyland, sent by a special providence to make pictures in tune with his whimsical genius.” All of the early issues in the original format of this title are becoming hard to find, this copy is noteworthy for its fine state of preservation. $1250.
In the Publisher’s Early Octavo Format Arthur Rackham’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens 124 [Rackham, illus.] Barrie, J. M. PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS (London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [ca. 1948]) Early Octavo edition. With 16 color plates and illustrated endpapers by Arthur Rackham. 8vo, publisher’s original red cloth gilt decorated on the spine, the upper cover with a handsome border blocked in blind enclosing the central pictorial gilt vignette. , 126. A very clean and bright copy but for some light mellowing to the spine and edges.
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It had been said of this masterwork--“Mr. Rackham seems to have dropped out of some cloud in Mr. Barrie’s fairyland, sent by a special providence to make pictures in tune with his whimsical genius.”-Pall Mall Gazette. Rackham’s most desirable book, now becoming exceptionally scarce in these deluxe bindings. $195.
Arthur Rackham’s ‘Pied Piper of Hamelin’ A Fine Copy in the Scarce Pictorial Dustjacket 125 [Rackham, illus.] Browning, Robert. THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, ) First edition, the first American issue, from the British sheets. With 4 colour plates, 4 plates in black and white and numerous black and white drawings throughout the text all by Arthur Rackham. 8vo, original maroon cloth with pictorially illustrated paste down on the upper cover. With the scarce full colour pictorial dust-jacket created by Arthur Rackham. 45pp. A fine copy, just a touch mellowed on the spine. SCARCE FIRST EDITION. The Lippincott imprint is internally identical to its British counterpart having been produced simultaneously by the same printer but with only a change to the imprint on the title page. The dustjacket of the American imprint differs however, it features a full colour reproduction of one of the plates on the front cover, the British issues jacket is only designed in two colors. With the earlier successes of similarly magical folk tales such as RIP VAN WINKLE, Arthur Rackham was the only logical choice for Harrap’s illustrated edition of Browning’s morality tale of the Pied Piper. With illustrations both bursting with happiness and sometimes sufficiently frightening, fans of this master illustrator were not disappointed. It remains one of the best of Rackham’s shorter works and perhaps the finest rendition of Browning’s classic yet produced. $695.
Where the Blue Begins - First Edition Arthur Rackham Illustrates Christopher Morley 126 [Rackham, illus.] Morley, Christopher. WHERE THE BLUE BEGINS (New York and London: Doubleday, Page & Co. and William Heinemann, 1922) First edition, American issue. With 4 color plates and 16 line drawings by Arthur Rackham. 4to, blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. x, 227. A very clean, well preserved and handsome copy, the spine gilt just a touch mellowed. SCARCE FIRST EDITION. A wonderfully imaginative tale out of Christopher Morley’s oeuvre. Rackham’s colour illustrations are quite unusual and marry perfectly to this splendid story. $425.
Scottish Songs for Children - Willie Winkie’s Nursery Songs First American Edition in Decorated Cloth 127 (Silsbee, Mrs.). WILLIE WINKIE’S NURSERY SONGS OF SCOTLAND (Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1859) First U.S.Edition. With a frontispiece drawing and decorative borders throughout the book. 8vo, publisher’s original red cloth, with lettering in gilt on the spine and upper cover, and with decorative blind stamping to the covers. 94 pp. A very nice copy, with only minimal edgewear to the head and tail of the spine . A SWEET COLLECTION OF SCOTTISH NURSERY SONGS. “There are more touches of genuine pathos, more happy poetical images, and above all, more sweet and engaging pictures of what is peculiar in the depth, softness, and thoughtfulness of our Scotch domestic affections, in this extraordinary little volume, than I have met with in any thing like the same compass since the days of Burns.”-From a letter to the Edinburgh publisher. $175.
A Timeless Classic by John Steinbeck - The Red Pony First Illustrated Edition - Colour by Wesley Dennis - 1945 128 Steinbeck, John. THE RED PONY (New York: Viking Press, 1945) First illustrated edition, First Printing, Rogers-Kellogg-Stillson imprint. Illustrated in colours by Wesley Dennis. Tall 8vo, original cloth decorated with a full colour pastedown on the upper cover, lettered on the spine in gilt on blue, housed in the publisher’s slipcase with the additional colour pastedown. 131 pp. A very fine copy, as nice as we’ve seen, even the slipcase is nearly pristine. THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION AND A VERY FINE COPY. The text of this story was originally published in 1937, but Wesley Dennis’ fine paintings make this by far the more appealing of the two editions. $425.
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Mark Twain’s - A Dog’s Tale - In the Very Rare Dustjacket First Edition - Written For His Youngest Daughter 129 Twain, Mark. A DOG’S TALE (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1904) First edition. Illustrated by W.T. Smedley with four colour plates and an upper cover illustration. 8vo, publishers original red cloth with black and white illustration on the upper cover and lettered in white on the cover and spine. 36 pp. A fine copy, the rare dust-jacket with some edge-wear, the book bright and clean, a few spots to the red cloth, internally very fresh. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH IN THE RARE DUSTJACKET. Twain wrote this short novel for his youngest daughter, Jane. She was a animal rights activist and had requested that her father write a story about animal abuse. This work shows Twain’s true concern for all animals. $850.
Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper The First Edition, First Issue in Original Cloth 130 Twain, Mark. THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER. A Tale for Young People of All Ages (Boston: J. R. Osgood and Co, 1882) First edition, first issue, with the “Franklin Press” imprint on the copyright page and the first state of the binding with rosette at 1/8” below the horizontal. We surmise that this is a copy with fine provenance. The book contains a designed historical bookplate, rich with English elements, and which we believe is that of Robert W. Bingham, the American Ambassador to England under Franklin D. Roosevelt, a life member of the Kipling Society, whose ancestors came from Dorset in England. With 192 illustrations. 8vo, publisher’s original dark green cloth, with pictorial decoration in gilt and black on upper board, stamped and lettered in gilt and black on the spine. (2), 411 pp., frontispiece, 2 blanks at rear A bright, handsome and pleasing copy, internally solid and quite clean with only a bit of the expected age evidence here and there. The binding still very attractive and well preserved with some typical but light evidence of shelving to the extremities and shoulders. THE RARE FIRST ISSUE. Twain’s timeless tale of two little boys who switch places to see how the other half lives. Very scarce in unsophisticated original cloth. THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER was quite unlike anything Twain had done up till that time. It is a fine adventure with a delicate vein of “Twainian” humor running throughout. Twain took up a short domicile in Montreal in an attempt to establish residency there so that he could register the copy-right in Canada, England and the United States. His past encounters with piracy led him to make this attempt. BAL 3402. $2850.
First Edition of the English Issue in Dustjacket Charlotte’s Web - A Bright and Lovely Copy 131 White, E. B. CHARLOTTE’S WEB (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1952) First Edition, the English issue. With pictures throughout by Garth Williams. 8vo, publisher’s bright blue cloth pictorially lettered in a spider’s web motif on the upper cover and spine in red and black, in the original dustjacket. [vi],170 pp. A very nice copy of this perennial favorite, the book near fine with just a hint of mellowing to the edges, the jacket likewise, solid and attractive with only the lightest amount of mellowing from time. FIRST EDITION AND A LOVELY COPY. In the 60 odd years since its publication, CHARLOTTE’S WEB has gained a stature accorded to only a small handful of books each decade. One might fairly group it with THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS and BLACK BEAUTY as a classic of the first distinction. The first editions have become scarce, especially in such nice condition. E.B. White was a contributing editor to the New Yorker, a columnist for Harper’s, and the author of adult books as well as the famous Elements of Style, by Strunk and White. White was also a poet and essayist. Thus, it may not be surprising that Charlotte’s Web is not only a masterpiece, but read by adults and children equally. $695.
Kate Douglas Wiggin’s Birds’ Christmas Carol Decorated Cloth - Illustrated 132 Wiggin, Kate Douglas. THE BIRDS’ CHRISTMAS CAROL (Cambridge: Riverside, 1916) First edition With illustrations throughout in colour and in black and white by Katharine R. Wireman. 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth, lettered in orange and pictorially decorated on the spines and upper cover in orange and green. xv, 90, (2) pp. A fine and lovely copy, the binding and the interior clean and bright. A charming Christmas story sweetly illustrated. $115.
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FINE ARTS, ART HISTORY & THE HOME AND GARDEN Signed First Edition - Ansel Adams - Fine Condition Yosemite and the Range of Light 133 Adams, Ansel. YOSEMITE AND THE RANGE OF LIGHT (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1979) First edition, SIGNED by Adams. Introduction by Paul Brooks. 116 photos. Oblong folio, publisher’s original half red buckram over blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, in the dustjacket. An excellent copy, internally clean, the dustjacket in fine condition. SIGNED FIRST EDITION of one of the two great books to bring Ansel Adams’ extraordinary work to the attention of the general public. The collection of photographs, beautifully presented, draws from work that the photographer collected and assembled through years of travels into the Yosemite region. $950.
La Bella Napoli of Christian Wilhelm Allers One of His Finest Works - Bright Original Decorated Cloth 134 Allers, C. W. LA BELLA NAPOLI (Stuttgart: Union Deutsche Verlagsanstalt, (1893)) First edition. Profusely illustrated by Allers with fine images of the people and environs concerning Naples Italy. Contains dozens of colour as well as black and white lithographed illustrations throughout, many on full page plates, otherx interspersed throughout the text. Eleven of the plates are printed on heavy paper stock with blank versos (one of which is double page). Folio, publisher’s original bright red cloth boldly lettered in large expressive script-style across the front cover within blind-ruled frames, the spine lettered and decorated in gilt and black 214pp. A very good and handsome copy, a touch of wear to the spine tips and extremities but really still very bright and attractive. One of the most beautiful productions of works by German naturalist lithographer Christian Wilhelm Allers. Allers became first noticed when he published his collection of prints “Club Eintracht” in 1888. Several other books and collections of prints followed. These led to a level of success permitted him by the beginning of the 1890s to build a villa on Capri. He lived there for nearly ten years, also spending some time in Hamburg and Karlsruhe. It was during this period that his finest work was done. After 1902 he published under the pseudonym “W. Andresen”, due to a scandal that had forced him to leave Italy and Germany, he spent the remainder of his life in in New Zealand, Samoa, and Australia. $1450.
Leonardo Da Vinci - The Most Authoritative Work Produced Profusely Illustrated in Colour and Black and White 135 [Da Vinci]; Vollmer, Emil, Editor. LEONARDO DA VINCI (New York: Reynal and Company, ) With 1609 gravure plates and 12 plates in full colour. Folio, publisher’s original beige linen, lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover, in the original pictorial dust jacket. 518pp. + index. The book is a very fine copy, very bright and very clean. The dust jacket has a bit of minor edge wear but remains whole and very attractive. This is the most magnificent and comprehensive volume published on LEONARDO Da vinci and his work. It was compiled originally in 1938 in conjunction with the famed Milan exhibition of the artist works by outstanding scholars with the goal of bringing together into one comprehensive volume all the data, materials and reconstructions concerning Leonardo. The project was stalled by war and was never fully realized until the publication of this magnificent volume in the 1950s. It remains to date the most authoritative work ever produced on Leonardo. $125.
With Original Lithographs by Leonor Fini Petronius - The Satyricon - Signed by the Artist One of Only 10 Copies Hors Commerce - With Added Signature 136 [Fini, Léonor]; Petrone , [Petronius]. SATYRICON (Paris: Aux dépens d’un amateur (Ariane Lancell), 1970) First Edition, this copy one of only 10 examples, Hors Commerce, lettered from A-J, signed on the limitation leaf by Léonor Fini. Replete with 25 fine original lithographs including 11 in colours (of which 10 are full page) and 14 in sepia in the text. Folio, publisher’s original sheets folded, printed cover, chemise and case of orange cloth lettered. A superb copy, pristine and as mint. AN EXCELLENT COPY OF AN EXCELLENT WORK. Fini interprets the great Satyricon of Petronius. The original lighographos were accomplished at the Press of Gillard, Gourdon et Cie. Typographie by Dominique Vigline on 19 September 1970. This copy is signed on the limitation leaf and on the title-page. The translation is from the manuscript translated by Nodot in 1736 which was discovered in Belgium in 1688. MONOD 9041 $5850.
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First Edition - One of 30 Copies Only - Rare With 120 Lithographs and One Signed Watercolour Émle Grau-Sala - Bel Ami - Maupassant - 1945 137 Grau-Sala, Émile (illust.) / Maupassant, , Guy de. BEL AMI. Lithographies Originales de Grau Sala. (Paris: Jean Porson, 1945) 3 volumes. Limited, First Edition and one of only 30 copies containing a suite in black and white of the illustrations and with a watercolour signed by the artist and the 4 boards in black state, of a total issuance of 250 copies. With two frontispieces, two half titles, 18 chapter headings 80 in text illustrations of varied sizes and 18 tail-pieces for a total of 120 colour lithographs by Émle Grau-Sala, printed on handpresses by carries out on presses in the workshops of Master-craftsmen Edmond Desjobert, Goeroges Dunck, Marcel Mannequin and Louis Ravel. Volume 3 contains hundreds of b&w sketches and illustrations and one original signed watercolour. 8vo, as issued in separate signatures within pictorial stiff paper wrappers designed by Grau-Salaand with original glassine intact, each within a decorative board portfolio with brown ribbon ties. 309, (2), (8) pp.; 301, (3), (6) pp. A very fine copy. Émile Grau-Sala (1911-1975) was a noted figure of the Spanish School. Both a painter and decorator working primarily in watercolours. He trained in the Art College of Barcelona. He immigrated to France in 1932 where he produced his best works. He is most famous as the illustrator of Les Fleurs du Mal of Baudelaire, this Bel-Ami of Maupassant and Colette’s Gigi. “In the indisputable personality of Grau-Sala, the colourer essentially dominates. He uses clear tones which harmonize in perfectly ordered cadences.’’ - Paul Sentenac. $10,500.
With an Original Etching Signed The Etchings and Dry-Points of Childe Hassam The Fine Limited Edition Issued in 1925 138 [Hassam, Childe] Cortissoz, Royal. THE ETCHINGS AND DRY-POINTS OF CHILDE HASSAM, N.A. of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. With an Introduction by Royal Cortissoz (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925) LIMITED Edition, one of 375 hand-numbered copies of a total print run of 400. With an original etching, “Cos Cob”, SIGNED by Hassam in pencil with his cypher and printed by Peter Platt as frontispiece, also with extensive large or full-page black and white illustrations throughout illustrating many of the works in the catalogue 4to, publisher’s original blue paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, the upper cover lettered and decorated in black, the spine lettered in gilt. xiv, 96pp. A very fine copy, internally as pristine, the blue paper of the boards with just the lightest rubbing at the tips. A very handsome copy, beautifully preserved. SCARCE, one of only 400 copies printed. WITH AN ORIGINAL ENGRAVING SIGNED WITH HASSAM’S UNIQUE CYPHER IN PENCIL. Frederick Childe Hassam (October 17, 1859 – August 27, 1935) was a prominent and prolific American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes. Along with Mary Cassatt and John Henry Twachtman, Hassam was instrumental in promulgating Impressionism to American collectors, dealers, and the museums. He produced over 3,000 paintings, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs in his career, and was a founding member of The Ten, an influential group of American artists of the early 20th century. This catalogue features 238 of the artist etchings and dry-points. Each is briefly described and many are illustrated with fine black and white reproductions. There is also an introduction by Royal Cortissoz, American art historian and long-time art critic for the New York Herald Tribune. Hiesinger, Ulrich W.; Weinberg, H. Barbara. $1950.
The Hours of Catherine Cleves Reproduced From the Pierpont Morgan Library 139 [Illuminated Book of Hours, Manuscript]; Plummer, John. THE HOURS OF CATHERINE OF CLEVES Introduction and Commentaries by John Plummer (New York: George Braziller, ) First edition or this reproduction of the Illuminated Manuscript belonging to the Guennol Collection and the Pierpont Morgan Library 159 numbered plates beautifully reproducing the original manuscript in full color and three plates demonstrating the different decorating styles used. Small 4to, in the publisher’s original faux full vellum lettered on the spine and with coat of arms on the upper cover in gilt, in the original black paper covered slipcase with tan label printed in black, red and yellow. 359 pp. + laid in errata. A lovely copy, internally very fine. The binding fresh but for a bit of cosmetic splitting to the vellum along the lower rear joint, the slipcase with some paper paper torn on the rear but still quite attractive. The Hours of Catherine of Cleves is an ornately illuminated manuscript in the Gothic art style, produced in about 1440 by the anonymous Dutch artist known as the Master of Catherine of Cleves. It is one of the most lavishly illuminated manuscripts to survive from the 15th century and has been described as one of the masterpieces of Northern European illumination. It is now divided into two parts, both of which were used to create this fine reproduction. Each plate is accompanied by a page of commentary and there is a long introduction and helpful appendixes. $150.
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The Most Famous Illuminated Manuscript of them All The Très Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry Beautifully Reproduced in Full Color with Gilt 140 [Illuminated Manuscript; Book of Hours; Calendar, Middle Ages]. THE TRÈS RICHES HEURES OF JEAN, DUKE OF BERRY. Musée Condé, Chantilly. Introduction and Legends by Jean Longnon (New York: George Braziller , 1969) First edition of this reproduction of the Illuminated Manuscript belonging to the Musée Condé in Chantilly, France. 139 numbered plates beautifully reproducing the original manuscript in beautiful full color with gilt. 4to, in the publisher’s original burgundy cloth decorated with fleur-de-lis on the upper cover in gilt and similarly decorated and lettered in gilt on the spine, in the original slipcase of boards covered in faux vellum with paste down paper label printed in color and with a large paste down reproduction of one miniatures. 28pp introduction, 139 plates with commentary. A very fine copy, near as mint but for some extremely minor spotting on the back cover. The slipcase with minor wear and rubbing and small tape repair but still lovely and perfectly solid. The TRÈS RICHES HEURES is an ornately illuminated manuscript produced circa 1413 by the Limbourg brothers and commissioned by the Duke of Berry in France. It has been called “one of the miracles of Art History” and its calendar miniatures are the most recognized art works of their type. This edition contains the finest reproductions of these masterpieces yet accomplished, all of the miniatures and a selection of the decorated text pages are reproduced here, and all but two of them are in their actual size. The text and commentary on the plates is provided by Jean Longnon, Honorary Curator of the Library of the Institut de France, Raymond Cazelles, librarian of the Musée Condé and Millard Meiss of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Translations from the French by Ms. Victoria Benedict. $185.
Annuals and Biennials - With Tipped in Colour Plates One of Gertrude Jekyll’s Loveliest Books 141 Jekyll, Gertrude. ANNUALS & BIENNIALS The Best Annual and Biennial Plants and Their Uses in the Garden With Cultural Notes by E. H. Jenkins (London: At the Offices of ‘Country Life’ by George Newnes, 1916) First edition. With a tipped-in colour frontispiece, two tipped-in colour plates, a profusion of black and white illustrations from Ms. Jekyll’s own photographs and others, and a fold out garden plan. 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth lettered in black on the upper cover and in gilt on the spine. xiv, 173, 16 ads pp. A fine copy, the cloth near as pristine and very fine, the textblock with only some light occasional toning or spotting as is all but inevitable. SCARCE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION, WITH THREE LOVELY COLOUR PLATES. One of the fine books by Ms. Jekyll produced as part of the Country Life Library. The majority of those titles did not have any colour plates, those in this book are very finely produced and tipped to heavy stock plates with printed captions. Ms. Jekyll’s approach to gardening is inspiring and her books are every bit as useful today as when they were first published a century ago. There are exceptionally few other examples in the “how to” genre that can make such a claim. Jekyll’s approach to gardening, with its soft naturalistic beauty and charm, defies any attempt by progress to surpass it or render it obsolete. $295.
One of the Most Beautiful Books of the Genre First Edition of Gertrude Jekyll’s Some English Gardens 142 Jekyll, Gertrude. SOME ENGLISH GARDENS After Drawings by George S. Elgood, R.I. (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1904) First edition. With 50 beautiful colour plates after watercolours by Elgood. Folio, in the publisher’s original polished blue buckram, the spine and upper cover lettered and ruled in gilt, t.e.g. xii, 131 pp. A very good and bright copy, internally fine and fresh, the binding bright and attractive with just a bit of aging, hinges a touch shaken. AN IMPORTANT BOOK AND THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS MASTERPIECE OF THE GARDENING GENRE. A beautiful horticultural tour through Edwardian England, with notes by the preeminent Ms. Jekyll. One of her most famous books, and perhaps one of the most beautifully illustrated works of the genre. The first edition has become quite difficult to find. $795.
Wood and Garden - First Edition Gertrude Jekyll’s First Garden Book 143 Jekyll, Gertrude. WOOD AND GARDEN. Notes and thoughts, practical and critical of a working amateur (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1899) Stated “Second Edition”, but actually second impression reprinted identically to the first. With 71 illustrations in black and white from Ms. Jekyll’s own photographs. 8vo, publisher’s original navy cloth, the spine and upper cover lettered and decorated in gilt. xvi,286. A lovely copy, internally clean and quite fine, the cloth with only slight mellowing. JEKYLL’S FIRST BOOK. The book is arranged by the months of the year, and is a guide to gardening through the seasons. Jekyll’s humble and sincere approach to gardening is quite inspiring. She notes, “ I hold that the best purpose of a garden is to give delight and to give refreshment of mind,
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to soothe, to refine, and to lift up the heart in a spirit of praise and thankfulness.” The illustrations throughout the text provide many examples of how she was able to create such gardens. “The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives. I rejoice when I see any one, and especially children, inquiring about flowers, and wanting gardens of their own, and carefully working in them. For the love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies, but always grows and grows to an enduring and ever-increasing source of happiness.”-G.Jekyll $150.
Garden Ornament - Gertrude Jekyll A Lovely Copy of Jekyll’s Great Treatise - The Best Edition Garden Design in Relation to Architecture 144 Jekyll, Gertrude and Christopher Hussey. GARDEN ORNAMENT (London: Country Life, 1927) Second and best edition, revised. Profusely illustrated with black and white photos. Large Folio, publisher’s original green buckram, gilt decorated with pictorial designs and lettering on upper cover, lettered in gilt on spine. x, 438, including index pp. An excellent copy, fresh and fine inside and out. A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK. Hussey and Jekyll created this impressive pictorial treatise dealing with “garden design in relation to architecture, and, to some extent, with architectural design in relation to gardening.” Jekyll’s books are highly collectible and remain among the most important of all writings in the oeuvre of the garden. This is the most famous book on the subject. This copy with nice history, on the front endpaper is the engraved bookplate of Robert Bruce Harris, noted golf course architect and horticulturist. $895.
Four Artists - 10 Original Coloured Lithographs Arp, Delaunay, Magnelli and Taeuber-Arp A Rare Modernist Portfolio - Paris - 1950 - A Surrealist Gem 145 [Lithographs, Fine Art] Arp, Jean, Delaunay, Sonia, Magnelli, Alberto, Taeuber-Arp, Sohie.. JEAN ARP - SONIA DELAUNAY - ALBERTO MAGNELLI - SOPHIE TAEUBERARP. A SERIES OF 10 SURREALIST LITHOGRAPHS. (S.I (Paris): Aux Nourritures Terrestres, 1950) A portfolio with 10 original coloured lithographs. One of only 150 numbered sets, handnumbered, SIGNED BY EACH OF THE ARTISTS, except TaeuberArp who had passed away prior to the portfolio’s production and whose name is supplied by stamp as is the case with all copies. 10 superb color lithographs from etchings which were collaborations among Arp, Delaunay, Magnelli and Taeuber-Arp. Folio sheets, in portfolio with tissue guards, a title-page printed in multiple colours and a page of text with an index of the plates, an explanation of the printing and with the signatures of the four highly important surrealist artists. In the original paper-covered open ended stiff board box. Included on a separate board not affixed to the portfolio is an original article from La Stampa on the production of this very rare portfolio. [1, 10 plates, 1.] A beautiful set, very fine with just the light foxing that is unfortunate as usual in this portfolio due to the choice of paper. RARE, AND A HIGHLY UNUSUAL COLLABORATION BETWEEN FOUR IMPORTANT MID-CENTURY ARTIST. An experiment really combining the styles of the four rather different artist. Jean Arp (16 September 1886 – 7 June 1966) was a German-French sculptor, painter, poet and abstract artist in other media such as torn and pasted paper. The Musée d’art moderne et contemporain of Strasbourg houses many of his paintings and sculptures. Arp visited New York City in 1949 for a solo exhibition at the Buchholz Gallery. In 1950, he was invited to execute a relief for the Harvard University Graduate Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts would also be commissioned to do a mural at the UNESCO building in Paris. In 1954, Arp won the Grand Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale. In 1958, a retrospective of his work was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, followed by an exhibition at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France, in 1962. Sophie Taeuber-Arp (January 19, 1889 - January 13, 1943) was a Swiss artist, painter and sculptor. Born in Davos, Switzerland. In 1915 she met the Dada artist Jean Arp, with whom she was to collaborate on numerous joint projects until her death in 1943. They married in 1922 and she changed her last name to Taeuber-Arp. Taueuber-Arp took part in numerous exhibitions during her relatively short life. For example, she was included in the first Carré exhibition at the Galeries 23 (Paris) in 1930, along with other notable early 20th century modernists. Her reputation has grown slowly but steadily, and in 1981 the Museum of Modern Art (New York) mounted a retrospective of her work that subsequently travelled to the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), and the Musée d’Art Contemporain (Montreal). She has been depicted on Swississued banknotes denominated at 50 Swiss francs since 1995. Sonia Delaunay (November 14, 1885 – December 5, 1979) was a Jewish-French artist who, with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. Her work extends to painting, textile design and stage set design. She was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre and in 1975 was named an officer of the French Legion of Honor. Alberto Magnelli (1 July 1888 – 20 April 1971) was an Italian modern painter who was a significant figure in the post war Concrete art movement. He had an abstract style incorporating cubist and futurist elements. He influenced artists such as Victor Vasarely, Nicolas de Staël as well as the concrete artists in South America such as Hélio Oiticica. Art in America; Wikipedia; Online Encyclopedia of Modern Art; Women Artists in the 20th and 21st Century; SIKART dictionary and database. $8950.
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The Complete Work of Michelangelo Profusely Illustrated in Colour and Black and White 147 [Michelangelo]; Salmi, Mario. THE COMPLETE WORK OF MICHELANGELO (New York: Reynal and Company, 1966) With 1040 gravure plates and 32 color plates. Folio, publisher’s original beige linen, lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover, in the original pictorial dust jacket. 597, (2) pp. A fine copy, very bright and very clean. The dust jacket has a bit of edgewear, now in a protective sleeve. This is the most magnificent and comprehensive volume published on Michelangelo and his work. Compiled by outstanding Michelangelo scholars under the direction of Mario Salmi of the U of Rome, this volume covers: The historic and artistic personality of Michelangelo; his sculpture, painting, architecture, and drawings; and his philosophy, writings, and use of language. $350.
With Three Original Woodcuts By the Artist Joan Miró Engraver - Limited and Beautifully Produced 148 [Miró, Joan] Dupin, Jacques. MIRÓ ENGRAVER I. 1928-1960 (Paris: Daniel Lelong, 1984) First and limited edition, one of 2700 numbered copies printed in English and including the three original woodcuts by Joan Miró. With three original full-colour woodcuts especially executed by Miró for this edition printed Joan Barbarà’s Atelier in Barcelona and with 290 photogravure reproductions of Miró’s works printed by Jean-Paul Vibert and with several other black and white illustrations from photographs. Folio, publisher’s original blue cloth lettered in white on the upper cover and spine and in the original dust-jacket printed by Joan Barbarà and cut from wood by Joan Miró. 184,  pp. A fine copy, the book essentially as new and pristine, the jacket in excellent, as pristine condition. BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED Catalogue Raisonné OF THE EARLY WORKS OF THE GREAT SPANISH SURREALIST, JOAN MIRó. WITH THREE ORIGINAL full-colour WOODBLOCK PRINTS MADE ESPECIALLY FOR THIS EDITION. Earning international acclaim, Miró’s work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and famously declared an “assassination of painting” in favour of upsetting the visual elements of established painting. This catalogue features works from 1928 to 1960. $495.
Italian Villas and Their Gardens - With Fine Provenance Maxfield Parrish and Edith Wharton The Magic of the Italian Garden 149 [Parrish, Maxfield]. Wharton, Edith. ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS (New York: John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1904) First edition and First Issue. A COPY WITH SUPERB PROVENANCE and especially so as regards its association with garden design and garden ornament, This copy was owned by and comes from the home of Nancy Lancaster and her husband, Arthur Ronald Lambert Field Tree. Lancaster has been called “the most influential English gardener since Gertrude Jekyll.” Profusely illustrated with 52 illustrations, 27 of which are colourplates or half tones by Maxfield Parrish, the rest being photographs and drawings by E. Denison, Malcolm Fraser and C. A. Vanderhof. Tall 8vo, publisher’s original dark forest green cloth decorated and lettered in gilt on the spine, cover design by Decorative Designers with elaborate pictorial decorations after Maxfield Parrish in an all over design, upper cover stamped in gilt and blocked in light green, blue, purple, gilt and rust, showing a villa garden. 270 pp. A fine copy with only light evidence of age or use, an uncommonly bright and appealing copy, internally clean and fresh, firm and solid, the binding with only minor evidence of age, the gilt bright and the colours unfaded. SCARCE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE AND A COPY WITH VERY FINE PROVENANCE. One of the most well written books on Italian garden design. The combination of Wharton’s liquid descriptions and Parrish’s romantic paintings, makes for an extremely delightful book. Special attention is given to the gardens found at Florentine, Sienese and Roman villas. The relationship of the buildings to the natural surroundings is explored in detail. “The Italian garden does not exist for its flowers; its flowers exist for it: they are a late and infrequent adjunct to its beauties, a parenthetical grace counting only as one more touch in the general effect of enchantment. This is no doubt partly explained by the difficulty of cultivating any but spring flowers in so hot and dry a climate, and the result has been a wonderful development of the more permanent effects to be obtained from the three other factors in garden-composition - marble, water and perennial verdure - and the achievement, by their skillful blending, of a charm independent of the seasons”. This copy was owned by and is from the home of Nancy Lancaster and her second husband, important Conservative MP Ronald Lambert Tree. It has his engraved library plate on the front endpaper. Nancy Lancaster (Nancy Keene Perkins Fields Tree Lancaster) was a leading 20th-century tastemaker and the owner of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, an influential British decorating firm that codified what is known as the English countryhouse look. Nancy was first married, in 1917, to Henry Field, the heir to the Marshall Field department store fortune. He died five months later, and in 1920 she married his bisexual cousin, journalist and investor Arthur Ronald Lambert Tree. The couple moved to England where they took a 10-year
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repairing lease on Kelmarsh Hall near Market Harborough in Northamptonshire, which Nancy redecorated with help from Mrs Guy Bethell of Elden Ltd. In 1933 the Trees bought Ditchley Park near Charlbury in Oxfordshire, and it was the decoration of this house which earned Nancy the reputation of having “the finest taste of almost anyone in the world.” She worked on it with Lady Colefax and the French decorator Stéphane Boudin of the Paris firm Jansen. In November 1933 Ronald Tree became Conservative Party member of Parliament for Harborough. Tree was among a small group who saw the rising Nazi party in Germany as a threat to Britain, and he became a member of the anti-appeasement MPs (who included Eden, Duff Cooper etc.) who would meet at his house in Queen Anne’s Gate. Winston Churchill was not really part of this group, but he and his wife Clementine dined at Ditchley on numerous occasions. During the war there was considerable concern over the visibility of Churchill’s retreat home at Chequers, so Tree offered Churchill use of Ditchley, which thanks to its tree coverage and no visible access road made it an ideal site which Churchill was happy with. Churchill first went to Ditchley in lieu of Chequers on 9 November 1940, accompanied by Clementine and his daughter Mary. The Trees divorced in 1947 and Nancy shortly thereafter married Lieutenant Colonel Claude Lancaster and began working under the name of Nancy Lancaster. Lancaster was a former military officer, country squire and member of Parliament who owned Kelmarsh Hall near Market Harborough, Northamptonshire. Renowned today for its gardens, it is a popular tourist site and said to be Nancy Lancaster’s favorite home of all despite their divorce after only five years in 1953. The renowned British interior designer David Hicks called Nancy Lancaster “the most influential English gardener since Gertrude Jekyll.” She was often referred to as the doyenne of interior decorators and smart gardeners. She, together with business partner John Fowler, created much of the English country house look. Nancy Lancaster: English Country House Style, by Martin Wood, Frances; DNB; John Fowler: Prince of Decorators, by Martin Wood; The Churchill Centre. $4500.
The Sketches of an Artistic Genius - Picasso Limited Edition of the Pace Gallery Exhibition Catalogue With Hundreds of Illustrations from the Sketchbooks 150 [Picasso, Pablo]. SUIS LE CAHIER - THE SKETCHBOOKS OF PICASSO Edited by Arnold and Marc Glimcher (New York: The Pace Gallery, 1986) Limited Collector’s edition of 4000 copies printed especially for the Pace Gallery. Extensively and beautifully illustrated on nearly every page or on fine plates in colour or black & white with images from Picasso’s sketchbooks or of artworks associated with them. Additionally with photographs, many of which being of the artist at various stages of his career. Folio, publisher’s original red cloth lettered in black and blind, endpapers with designs from the sketchbooks, in the original illustrated dustjacket. 349pp. A fine copy. This is a beautify printed work designed by Alessandro Franchini especially for the Pace Gallery to serve as printed catalogue for its 1986 exhibition of sketchbooks by Pablo Picasso, one of the greatest artist of the 20th century. It includes six complete sketchbooks, selections from others, a ‘Catalgue Raisonne’, a memoir by Claude Picasso and a preface by Arnold Glimcher of the Pace Gallery in New York City. “This volume presents to the world for the first time the private sketchbooks of Pablo Picasso. Picasso began these sketchbooks in Barcelona in 1894, at the age of thirteen In this book’s first section, the six sketchbooks that relate to the essays are reproduced in full and in sequence, exactly as Picasso created them. The images in the second section have been taken from thirty of the finest sketchbooks. The final section is a catalogue raisonne, which fully describes all 175 extant sketchbooks and features one image from each.” - From the Dustjacket. $150.
One of the Best Books Published on Pablo Picasso With 606 Magnificent Illustrations Personally Overseen by the Artist Himself 151 [Picasso] Boeck, Wilhelm and Sabartes, Jaime. PICASSO (New York: Harry N. Abrams, ) First edition, undated issue. Magnificently illustrated with 38 full page color plates, 2 double page spreads in color, 4 pages in color offset, 136 reproductions in black and white halftone, 278 smaller reproductions in black and white halftone, 95 reproductions in black and white offset and 53 line cuts within the text. Plates engraved by Haufler & Wiest, Schreiber, and G. Kramer of Stuttgart and Meisenbach-Riffarth of Berlin. Large thick 4to, in the publisher’s original cloth designed especially for this book by Pablo Picasso in gray and black, in the original color illustrated dustjacket. 524pp. An essentially fine copy with just a hint of age or use, particularly to jacket which has just a bit of minor edge-wear. ONE OF THE BEST PUBLISHED WORKS ON THE GREAT 20TH CENTURY ARTIST AND ONE IN WHICH HE WAS PERSONALLY INVOLVED IN THE PUBLICATION. This magnificent volume with splendid illustrations of the finest quality is further enhanced with useful and extensive catalogues and indexes. The text presents the artist in great detail, a collaboration between one of the world’s leading authorities on Picasso and an intimate of Picasso’s since his boyhood in Barcelona. Picasso himself personally checked all 40 of the color plates to confirm their fidelity to his original works and, was so taken with the catalogue in which hundreds of his works are illustrated that he personally spent many, many hours rearranging them and extending their coverage. $125.
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The Paintings of Camille Pissarro First Edition in the Original Dustjacket 152 (Pissarro, Camille); Rewald, John. CAMILLE PISSARRO (New York: Harry Abrams, Inc. , n.d. (c. 1960s)) First edition, stated. With 122 illustrations, 48 of them are large tipped-in colour plates. Large 4to, publisher’s original blue-white linen lettered in gilt on the upper cover and spine, in the original colour pictorial dustjacket. 160 pp. A fine and handsome copy just a tad mellowed along the top edge. The plates are all in excellent order. FIRST EDITION, combining scholarly text with beautiful and finely produced reproductions of the artist’s greatest work. Expertly printed in Holland, this series set a new benchmark for art history publications. Pissarro painted rural and urban French life, particularly landscapes in and around Pontoise, as well as scenes from Montmartre. His mature work displays an empathy for peasants and laborers, and sometimes evidences his radical political leanings. He was a mentor to Paul Cézanne and Paul Gauguin and his example inspired many younger artists, including American Impressionist Lucy Bacon. $125.
With Additional Original Lithograph - Signed by Ben Shahn The Sorrows of Priapus - Only 150 Copies Signed by Author Dahlberg and Artist Ben Shahn 153 [Shahn, Ben, Illus.]; Dahlberg, Edward. THE SORROWS OF PRIAPUS (Norfolk, CT.: A New Directions Book composed and printed at the Thistle Press in New York, ) FIRST and LIMITED edition, one of only 150 numbered copies SIGNED by both the author and the illustrator, Ben Shahn. Printed on Arches mould-made paper. With the scarce, extra lithograph signed by Ben Shahn, laid-in as called for. Illustrated throughout with many drawings by Ben Shahn, many of which are full page, printed by offset lithography in ochre. 4to, publisher’s original full parchment covered boards by Russell-Rutter, the upper board with a large initial “P” in gilt, the spine gilt lettered, in the original publisher’s paper-covered slipcase with printed label, t.e.g. 119,  pp. A beautiful copy, internally pristine and as new, the parchment just a bit toned on the spine as is typical, the slipcase in fine condition with just the lightest hint of age mellowing. LIMITED TO ONLY 150 COPIES, and a beautiful production produced at the Thistle Press. The extra lithograph, which is signed by Ben Shahn is included with this copy, the lithograph is frequently lacking. The work deals with the mind and body in myth and experience in vastly differing cultures. The first part is devoted to the heritage of the Western World, particularly Hebraic and Hellenistic traditions; the second ranges pre-Columbian America. The astonishing erudition is to fuse the two cultures into a common legacy of almost unimaginable richness. Shahn’s “primitive modern” artistic approach seems a perfect match for the subject matter at hand. $750.
A Complete View of the Dress and Habits of England Joseph Strutt - Two Large Volumes - Handsomely Bound One of Only 25 Copies - Illuminated in Gold and Colours 154 Strutt, Joseph. A COMPLETE VIEW OF THE DRESS AND HABITS OF THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND, From the Establishment of the Saxons in Britain to the Present Time: Illustrated by Engravings Taken From the Most Authentic Remains of Antiquity. To Which is Prefaced an Introduction, Containing a General Description of the Ancient Habits in Use Among Mankind, from the Earliest Period of Time to the Conclusion of the Seventh Century. (London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842) 2 volumes. A new and greatly improved edition, with critical and explanatory notes by J.R. Planché. A special issue of only 25 copies with plates illuminated in gold, silver and colours. Illustrated with 153 very fine hand-coloured engravings, including 2 frontispieces taken from the most authentic sources, beautifully illuminated with gold, silver and colours. Large 4to, handsomely bound in period half dark green morocco over marbled boards, gilt ruled borders on covers and spine, spines lettered in gilt, t.e.g. (xiv), cxvii, 117 + plates; vi, 279 pp. + plates. A clean, handsome and well preserved copy with typical minor age evidence or wear to the handsome morocco bindings. Upper cover of Vol. II starting. Plates are clean and crisp, the text-block is sound and in good order. A FINE AND IMPORTANT WORK AND THIS, ONE OF A SMALL LIMITED NUMBER WITH THE HANDCOLOURED PLATES ILLUMINATED IN SILVER AND GOLD. “I will boldly affirm that he who wishes to be informed of the curious and interesting details connected with ancient manners and customs, costumes, regal and ecclesiastical antiquities, must devote his days and nights to the volumes of Strutt.” -Dibdin. Lowndes notes copies with plates illuminated in gold and silver in missal style...only 25 copies being executed in this manner. Colas 2825; Lipperheide Gca 14; Lowndes; Brunet V. 565. $5750.
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An Artist in Italy - In the Publisher’s Original Box Illustrated in Colours by Walter Tyndale - 1913 155 Tyndale, Walter. AN ARTIST IN ITALY (London: Hodder & Stoughton, (circa 1913)) First edition. Illustrated with 26 beautiful tipped in colour plates from paintings by Walter Tyndale. 4to, publisher’s original blue cloth, the upper cover decorated in red and dark blue in an all-over pattern incorporating elaborate pictorial designs in a Venetian motif, the spine lettered and similarly decorated in gilt and red. IN THE SCARCE PUBLISHER’S GIFT BOX of cream paper-covered boards with the pictorial cover design printed in dark blue on the upper lid of the box. 307 pp., plus 26 coloured plates with tissue guards. A especially bright and lovely copy, as pristine, the gilt on the spine vivid, the cloth without fading, very fresh and fine internally, the spotting common to the page edges extremely light on this copy, the very scarce original box with a bit of expected shelf soiling or toning or aging, still useful and quite attractive. FIRST EDITION 0F THIS EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL BOOK IN THE SCARCE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER’S BOX. AN ARTIST IN ITALY is one of the finest examples of the decorative travel gift books of the period. Tall and handsome with extensive text and reminiscences it is none the less best loved for the absolutely marvelous colour plates. They portray not only natural and man-made beauties but also capture the spirit, the “feel”, of this timeless sea-bound peninsula. Tyndale’s work is to do chiefly with Venice and the hill towns of Tuscany, high among the most beautiful areas in all of Italy, or for that matter, in all of Europe. The paintings, reproduced so competently in this large volume, are a record of those places and of the treasures they contain in the way of architecture, art and environment. $395.
The Paintings of Vincent Van Gogh First Edition in the Original Dustjacket 156 (Van Gogh) Schapiro, Meyer. VINCENT VAN GOGH (New York: Harry Abrams, Inc. , n.d. (c. 1970’s)) First edition. 69 illustrations, 49 of them tipped in colour plates. Large 4to, blue-white linen lettered in gilt on the upper cover and spine, in the original pictorial dustjacket. 131. A fine and very clean and bright copy. Part of Abrams’ “Library of Great Painters Series”. Combining scholarly text with beautiful reproductions of the artist’s greatest work. $195.
A Beautiful Limited Vasari in English Lives of the Most Eminent Painters - The First Art History With 32 Masterpieces Reproduced in Fine Colour 157 Vasari, Giorgio. LIVES OF THE MOST EMINENT PAINTERS Selected, Edited and Introduced by Marilyn Aronberg Lavin [Translated by Mrs. Jonathan Foster] (Verona: At the Stamperia Valdonega for the Limited Editions Club, 1966) 2 volumes. LIMITED edition of only 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the designer and printer, Giovanni Mardersteig. Beatufilly illustrated with a finely reproduced tipped-in colour plate of a work by 32 of the 43 masters covered in this selection, also each artist with a portrait reproduced from the original woodcuts made by Vasari for the edition of 1568. Large 4tos, publisher’s brick red cloth with gilt flour-dis-les on the upper covers and lettered in gilt within black gilt ruled labels on the spine, in the original dustjackets and marbled paper-covered slipcase with printed label. xvii, 344; 386, . An especially fine set, the books pristine and as new, the jackets with only the most minor age mellowing to the spine panels, the slipcase with only a bit of evidence of shelving at the edges. A BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED LIMITED ISSUE OF VASARI IN ENGLISH, finely printed in Italy by Giovanni Mardersteig on Italian handmade paper made especially for this edition and with a “Vasari” watermark. The colour plates are reproduced from some of the world’s greatest masterpieces and are of the finest quality. Vasari’s LIVES--the first modern history of art--was originally issued in 1550 and placed him in the highest rank as an art historian of his country. He traveled widely in search of personal information and met most of the great artists of his time, including Michelangelo, whom he held in the highest esteem. His biographies are full of lively stories and anecdotes, enhanced by an easy narrative style, and while modern research has corrected many of his traditional accounts and attributions, he remains the chief authority for his period and his work can still be read pleasure. The work is a landmark in Western thought and culture, not only is it the first great art history, but it remains in print to this day and has never lost its influence or readability. $450.
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BIBLES, THEOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY, SCIENCE & NATURAL SCIENCE Ballantyne Press’ Beautifully Printed Three-Decker Bible A Fine Production of the Private Press Movement In the Deluxe Hand-Tooled Morocco Bindings 158 [Bible, King James Bible], Illustrated; Private Press; Press Books. THE HOLY BIBLE Containing the Old and New Testament & the Apocypha. Translated Out of the Original Tongues in the Year of Our Lord MDCXI (London and Edinburgh: The Ballantyne Press, [c. 1911]) 3 volumes. A very handsome printing and a beautifully illustrated and finely bound King James Bible in appealing triple-decker format. With steel engraved frontispieces to each volume and a great profusion of lovely full-page plates throughout, reproduced in colour from paintings by various artists. Large 8vo, publisher’s original and very best bindings of full sienna morocco, the volume covers beautifully decorated, tooled and lettered in an all-over paneled arts-and-crafts style, the tooling, framing and stamping accomplished in black and in gilt, the spines gilt lettered with the panel decorations in black and the framing in gilt, marbled end-papers and t.e.g. 1472; 1230; 1374 pp. A very beautiful set in finest early 20th century private press style. The set with only very minor age evidence to the extremities and tips. FIRST EDITION OF THE PRESSING AND BINDING AND AN EXCELLENT PRODUCTION OF THE ENGLISH PRIVATE PRESS MOVEMENT OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY. A finely produced Bible representing the printer’s arts in the tradition of Morris, Cockerell and St. John Hornby. In the words of tThe Right Reverand The Lord Bishop of London, “Why should not the Bible be printed as well as the best of other books? That is the question answered by the present splendid edition.” The colourplates are numerous and bring to mind the fine books produced by Adam & Charles Black and Hodder & Stoughton. The Ballantyne Press has long been recognized as one of the finest in Scotland. This set is in the best of their available bindings, sets in cloth are far more common. $795.
A Most Impressive Victorian American Bible Containing both the Authorized and Revised Versions Extensively Decorated with Thousands of Illustrations 159 [Bible], [American Bible]. THE HOLY BIBLE Containing the Authorized and the Revised Versions of the Old and New Testaments, Arranged in Parallel Columns; with Complete Concordance. A Comprehensive Bible Dictionary.... (Boston: George V. Jones, Circa 1873) “The Parallel Bible”. Extensively and beautifully illustrated with over 3000 illustrations including full colour lithographic plates, many of which burnished in gold, large steel engraved plates as well as wood engraved illustrations by Gustave Doré, illustrations throughout the text, colour maps of the biblical lands throughout historty, portraits of founders and heads of the various denominations, reformers, translators, images of ancient coins and gems, biblical items, etc., etc., etc. Large, thick folio, in the publisher’s beautifully produced binding designed to mirror the hand-bound bibles of earlier centuries while incorporating newer full Victorian design elements. The Bible is of full burgundy morocco on thick boards heavily embossed in a cross panel creating seven raised areas around the central panel. The central panel gilt lettered and decorated and each of the raised areas pictorially decorated in extensive and highly detailed gilt depicting biblical scenes, the lower cover matching the upper and the volume decorated with two large and wide silver clasps decoratively engraved and with large silver hinge and clasp pieces. The spine with richly gilt decorated compartment separated by wide and tall raised bands. Board edges and turn-ins gilt decorated, moire silk end-leaves and a.e.g. A beautiful copy, well preserved and very useable, the paper toned as expected but clean and without spots or foxing, the plates bright, the binding with just a bit of edge-wear. A MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN BIBLE. The edition contains both the authorized “King James” text and the Revised version and additionally copious pages of useful scholarly material and study aides. Additionally there are thousands of illustrations, both informative and decorative and all of this in a binding of the best Victorian style. $950.
The Birds of California - Limited Issue- The Patron’s Edition William Leon Dawson’s Monumental Ornithology In the Deluxe Morocco With Colour Morocco Inlays 160 [Birds; California; Natural History] Dawson, William Leon. THE BIRDS OF CALIFORNIA A Complete, Scientific and Popular Account of the 580 Species and Subspecies of Birds Found in the State... (San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco: South Moulton Company, 1923) 4 volumes. First edition, THE FORMAT DELUXE PATRON’S EDITION, limited to 250 copies signed and hand-numbered by the author, William Leon Dawson. This set also with Chamber’s Bibliographic Notes on Dawson’s Birds of California laid-in. Magnificently illustrated by 30 photogravures, 120 full-page duotone plates and more than 1100 half-tone cuts of birds in life, nests, eggs and favorite
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haunts from photographs. Together with 44 drawings in the text and a series of 110 full-page plates. Large 4tos, in the Deluxe Patron’s binding of full green morocco boldly lettered in gilt on the upper covers, the spines with multicolored pictorial morocco inlays of birds positioned between tooled bands of birds in flight, lettered in gilt within the compartments, the thick boards with beveled edges, pictorial endl-eaves decorated with birds in flight, t.e.g. A very beautiful set, near to pristine but for the lightest age mellowing. THE LIMITED PATRON’S DELUXE EDITION of Dawson’s monumental work on California birds. The author gives popular yet comprehensive descriptions of 580 species, their eggs and their habitats. Most impressively however he has lavishly illustrated them; the colourplates and drawings are chiefly by Major Allan Brooks, the photogravures and duotones are chiefly by Donald Dickey, Wright M. Pierce, William Finley and Dawson himself. This beautiful Patron’s edition was available by subscription only and involved the efforts of five major printers plus the Leather Products and Finishing Company of Los Angeles. Included with the set is W. Lee Chambers’ Bibliographic Notes on Dawson’s Birds of California, reprinted from the THE CONDOR (Vol XLI, number 6, 1939) which includes eight additional illustrations. Ayer, Ornithological Library, p. 162. Nissen, Birds 225. Wood, Vertebrate Zoology, p. 313. $3500.
The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin A Personal Perspective Edited by His Son 161 Darwin, Charles. THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN, Including An Autobiographical Chapter. Edited by His Son, Francis Darwin (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1899) 2 volumes. Authorized edition, an early reissue of the first American edition. With six black and white illustrations on plates, including portraits and manuscript facsimile. 8vo, original brick red cloth, lettered and ruled on the spines in gilt, the upper covers with a decorative border in black and with matching decorative border in blind on lower covers. viii, 558; iv, 562. A very fine, very clean and fresh set with just a hint of rubbing to the edges and shoulders, internally and externally, near as pristine. This is the first and most basic life of Darwin. It contains the first version of Darwin’s autobiography, which was edited to avoid giving offense to his widow (the full text was not published in English until 1958). The letters were selected with a more personal rather than scientific bias, with particular emphasis on the period during which Darwin was writing and preparing for publication his ORIGIN OF SPECIES. This issue is in a more convenient format then the British 3 volume set. Freeman. $275.
Darwin’s Variation of Animals and Plants... His First Work on Pangenesis - Highly Important A Pleasing Copy - Beautifully Preserved - Bright & Fine 162 Darwin, Charles. THE VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION (London: John Murray, 1893) 2 volumes. Second edition, Eighth thousand. A very early and important reissue with revisions. With all Illustrations as called for throughout. 8vo, original polished green cloth gilt lettered and decorated on the spines, decorated in blind on the covers. xiv, 473, publisher’s catalogue; x, 495, ads. An excellent copy, very well preserved and quite fine, bright and clean, unusually so and with just a bit of age evidence to the extremities. A near as pristine copy. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. The first edition, second issue retains the original format. The first work to truly discuss the actual origin and development of species as an accepted scientific method. “This represents the only section of Darwin’s big book on the origin of species which was printed in his lifetime and corresponds to its first two intended chapters. It...contains, in Chapter XXVII, his provisional hypothesis of pangenesis; one which he thought was new, but has a long back history” (Freeman 877). The second part of his ‘big book’ was not published until 1875, under the title NATURAL SELECTION. It was in this work that Darwin attempted his finalization of the understanding or pangenesis and an explanation of acquired characteristics and hereditary resemblance. These subjects were near to impossible to explain in Darwin’s time as scientific methodology and technology had simply not developed to the point at which finite and provable studies on genes and chromosomes could be explored. Freeman 232, 877. $750.
Gustav Doré’s Bible - The Illustrated New Testament With Spectacular Full-Page Engravings Throughout 163 [Doré, Gustav, Illus] , [Bible]. [THE BIBLE]. THE NEW TESTAMENT of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, according to the Authorised Version. With illustrations by Gustav Doré. (London, Paris and New York: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, [c. 1875]) With a profusion of fine and very impressive engravings by Gustave Doré on nearly 80 full page plates, complete. The full run of illustrations and text, separately titled, for the New Testament portion of the Bible. Folio, publisher’s original luxury binding of three-quarter dark green morocco over pebbled dark green cloth, spines decorated elaborately with detailed gilt borders around central floral tools in compartments between gilt stippled and ruled bands, one compartment lettered in gilt, end-leaves marbled, a.e.g. 279 text pp. + engraved plates. A very handsome, unusually clean copy of Dore’s spectacular rendering of the New Testament. The book is prone to heavy foxing but this copy
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has only a touch here and there and in all cases it’s quite light. The binding is sturdy and attractive with only expected minor evidence of age. GUSTAV DORÉ’S BIBLE. One of the most magnificent of the Doré illustrated books. A huge testament to Doré’s talent and a most impressive work in size and scope. In Cassell’s printing of Doré’s complete Holy Bible, the New Testament accounts for only about a fifth of the total page count and yet contains roughly a third of the total illustrations. Browsing through these plates, one can clearly see why Gustave Doré was considered among the greatest illustrators of his day. These books are not commonly found in good condition, they were prone to foxing and the stress caused by the bulk of the text was very hard on the bindings. Fortunately, this is a very sturdy copy and remains fresh, clean and completely useable. $1650.
The First Edition of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity The Dawn of a New Scientific Outlook - PMM 164 Einstein, Albert. DIE GRUNDLAGE DER ALLGEMEINEN RELATIVITÄTSTHEORIE (Leipzig: Verlag Von Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916) First edition . With mathematical formulas printed throughout. 8vo, original buff paper wrappers, printed in black. 64 pp. An unusually nice copy, and indeed, very well preserved in the original wrappers. RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT. The first printing in book form of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. In 1893 Konrad Lorentz, in response to the negative result of the Morley-Michelson experiment regarding the relative speed of light, devised a theory of the electrical nature of matter and stated that all electrical particles become shortened when in motion along the direction in which the “ether” (the medium by which light waves are conveyed) drifted. The logical conclusion of the Lorentz hypothesis was that physical objects changed their size, and that the duration of any process varied in length according to the observer’s position. In 1905 Einstein proposed his “special theory” of relativity, which in essence had the same mathematical requirements as the Lorentz hypothesis, although the ideas underlying it were profoundly different. Einstein’s formulation of the famous e=mc2 equation was confined to optics and the electrodynamics of moving bodies. In the GRUNDLAGE he broadened the idea of relative motion in order to resolve certain paradoxes that arose from the assumption that there was an unambiguous frame of reference to which all events could be referred: “According to this theory there is no such thing as a ‘specially favoured’ co-ordinate system to occasion the introduction of the ether-idea, and hence there can be no ether-drift, nor any experiment with which to demostrate it.” This declaration, that it is impossible by any experiment to detect uniform motion relative to the ether, essentially destroyed the nineteenth-century idea of the ether (though the name still is used for something different from the medium which the Victorian physicists contemplated) and laid the groundwork for the wider acceptance of the theory of relativity--a theory which has not only transformed astrophysics and the whole scientific outlook, but has permeated every level of educated discourse in the twentieth century. Weil 80a; PMM 408; Horblit 26c. $7950.
Concerning Galileo’s Work on Floating Bodies The “Discorso” Di Galileo Galilei - Printed Bologna 1655 The First Collected Edition 165 Galilei, Galileo. RISPOSTA ALLE OPPOSITIONI DEL Sig. Lodovico Delle Colombe E Del Sig. Vincenzo Di Gratia, Contro al Trattato Del Sig. Galileo Galilei, Delle cose che stanno sù l’Acqua, ò che in quella si muouono. All’ Illustriss. Sig. Enea Piccolomini Aragona, Signore Di Sticciano &c. Nella quale si contengono molte considerationi filosofiche remote dalle vulgare opinioni [with] CONSIDERATIONI APPARTENENTI Al Libro Del Sig. Vincentio Di Gratia. (Bologna: HH. del Dozza, 1655) First Collected Edition and only the second issuance, printed with independent pagination and included in the First Printing of the OPERA in 1655. With woodcut device on the title-page. 4to, original unbound sewn sheets. 188; 189-264pp. A fine and fresh copy, clean and crisp withal. SCARCE AND IMPORTANT. GALILEO’S FINAL WORK ON FLOATING BODIES and his important findings and answers to Lodovico Delle Colombe and Vincenzo Di Gratia with illustrations from the work of Piccolomini and Sticciano. Cinti 51 notes: “Ludovico delle Colombe rispose nel 1612 con il suo “Discorso Apologetico”, cui fece seguito nel 1613 l’opera di Vincenzo di Grazia “Considerazioni sopro ‘l Discorso di Galileo Galilei”...D.S.B. V, pp. 241-2: “Using the concept of moment and the principle of virtual velocities, Galileo extended the scope of the Archimedean work beyond purely hydrostatic considerations...The Book on Bodies in water drew attacks from four Aristotelian professors at Florence and Pisa... Galileo prepared answers to his critics, which he turned over to Castelli for publication in order to avoid personal involvement. Detailed replies to two of them...written principally by Galileo himself appeared anonymously in 1615, with a prefatory note by Castelli implying that he was the author ad that Galileo would have been more severe.” $2250.
Galileo Galilei - La Difesa di Galileo A Rare Contemporary Manuscript Penned by Averani A Beautiful and Very Important Survival - Circa 1695 166 [Galileo Galilei]; Averani, Bendetto. LA DIFESA DI GALILEO (Italian: Manuscript, circa 1695) Manuscript, beautifully written in ink on both sides of each page excepting the versos of the first and last leaves. 4to, 21.5 x 16 cm., bound in soft vellum. 26 leaves. A handsome survival and rare. Only light age or use evidence.
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A VERY Rare contemporary manuscript copy of “La Difesa di Galileo,” written in 1695 by Genedeto Averani and not published till the 19th century. The work is believed to have been written and circulated in support of Vincenzio Viviani, Galileo’s last surviving pupil, who was trying to erect a proper monument to his teacher. Stillman Drake, the noted Galileo scholar, apparently examined this manuscript in 1959. Drake calls this manuscript “a contemporary copy of ‘La Difesa di Galileo’ written in 1695 by Bendetto Averani”. Four copies were known to Antonio Favaro (who first published the text in 1883) -- 2 of which were in institutions and 2 in private hands -- but this copy is not that owned by bookseller Dotti of Florence, and “probably not” that of Professor Jacoli. “This copy contains a number of variants from the published text, including some words and phrases omitted by the other copyists ... On the other hand there are instances of haplography and other minor scribal errors which show that as in all other copies known, the text is not definitive. The absence of author’s name and the character of the title both suggest that this copy was made from an original draft which was later somewhat polished and re-titled, at which time the author put his name to the work and allowed it to be circulated.” Drake also states that “All manuscript material relating in any way to the case of Galileo and dating from the 17th and 18 centuries is very rare, as the Dialogue was not removed from the index of prohibited books until 1835 and a good deal of circumspection was required, particularly in Italy, in the handling of such material...” $14,500.
Hobbes Dialogues on Natural Philosophy Decameron Physiologicum - First Edition - London - 1678 The Final Form of His Mechanistic System of The World 167 Hobbes, Thomas. DECAMERON PHYSIOLOGICUM: Or, Ten Dialogues of Natural Philosophy (London: J.C. for W. Crook, 1678) The First Edition of Hobbes’ final work. With the folding plate, which is frequently lacking and a figure within the text. 8vo, in full calf of proper period style, the binding with raised bands ruled in blind and a black morocco label lettered and with decorate ruled frame in gilt viii, 136, (7) (1) pp. A very fine and handsome copy, complete with the license leaf, folding plate and all ads, rarely found such. The text very clean and fresh. VERY RARE AND HOBBES’ FINAL WORK, PRODUCED AT AGE 90. Hobbes considered himself to be primarily a scientist and philosopher and only consequently a theorist of civil and ecclesiastical authority. His reputation, however, both in his own day and ours, is inextricably linked to his progressive theories in civil and church polity, despite more practical accomplishments in optical theory. DECAMERON PHYSIOLOGICUM was the final form of his mechanistic system of natural philosophy and the final word in the Wallis-Hobbes feud. “Hobbes last work of all was a new set of dialogues on physical questions, in the fashion of the earlier ones, but now with a stroke added at Wallis’s doctrine of gravitation in the “De Motu”. And a demonstration of the equality of a straight line to the arc of the circle was, of course, thrown in at the end, to show him true as ever to the desperate purpose that had maintained the long quarter of a century of strife.” (C.G. Robertson)” On Page 116 Hobbes references Kepler, with whom he is in agreement, in a statement giving the age of the Earth. There are discussions on magnetism, vacuum, motions of air and water, gravity, optics and more. $15950.
Studies On Homer And The Homeric Age William Gladstone’s Masterwork - First Edition - 1858 A Wonderful Association and Presentation Copy Three Volumes Beautifully Bound in Fine Green Morocco 168 [Homer]; Gladstone, Right Honorable William E.; [Gully, J.M., Heathcote, William, Darwin, Charles]. STUDIES ON HOMER AND THE HOMERIC AGE (Oxford: Oxford U Press, 1858) 3 volumes. Vol. I: I. Prolegomena, II. Achaeis: or, The Ethnology of the Greek Races; Vol. II: Olympus: Or, the Religion of the Homeric Age; Vol. III: I. Agorè: Polities of the Homeric Age. II. Ilios: Trojans and Greeks Compared. III. Thalassa: The Outer Geography. IV. Aoidos: Some Points of the Poetry of Homer. First edition and A WONDERFUL ASSOCIATION and PRESENTATION COPY, given by William Heathcote, M.P. an associate and contemporary of Gladstone’s to J.M. Gully, M.D., doctor to a great many important people of the time, a friend of Charles Darwin and doctor to his family. With 2 large folding maps 8vo, beautiful full forest-green morocco bindings with double gilt ruled borders on the covers, the spines with five raised bands, gilt ruled panels within compartments, gilt lettered in two compartments, marbled end-leaves, a.e.g. (xiv), 576 pp; (xiv), 533 pp; (xviii), 616 pp. Very handsome, bright, sturdy and clean copies with only minimal age evidence. Internally, especially fine and well preserved, overall an excellent set. AN IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION BY ONE OF BRITAIN’S MOST ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONAGES. A VERY HANDSOME SET, BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED. This is a superb work of history and literary criticism. The three volumes cover a great range of topics including Olympus (The Religion of the Homeric Age), Morals and the Role of Woman in the Heroic Age, The Pelasgians and the Phoenicians, and the Politics of the Homeric Age. This is a wonderful association copy, having been presented by William Heathcote, a principled and socially conscious activist and an important early Victorian politician, graduate of Oxford and associate and contemporary of Gladstone. Heathcote has presented the volumes to Dr. J.M. Gully, another illustrious early Victorian, an important and well-respected doctor to many of the most illustrious people of the age. Gully was doctor, friend and visitor to Charles Darwin and his family. $1895.
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A Classic by Sir Richard Lydekker The Wild Life of the World - A First Edition Set 169 Lydekker, Richard. WILD LIFE OF THE WORLD: A Descriptive Survey of the Geographical Distribution of Animals (London: Frederick Warne and Co., circa 1915/1916) 3 volumes. First Edition. Illustrated with over 600 engravings from original drawings and 120 studies in colour. 4to, publisher’s original dark royal-blue cloth with lettering and fine pictorial decorations in gilt on the spines and upper covers. xiv, 472; xii, 440; xi, 457; each volume with index. Bright and handsome copies of this important work, some spotting to the covers which could be coloured in quite easily, internally very bright and clean, hinges strong and tight. FIRST EDITION. By the author of many important works including THE GAME ANIMALS OF INDIA, BURMA, MALAYA; THE GAME ANIMALS OF AFRICA; DEER OF ALL LANDS; THE ROYAL NATURAL HISTORY; THE GEOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF MAMMALS, published in 1896. Lydekker worked for the British Museum of Natural History for over twenty years and remains to this day one of the great and most revered authorities on the wildlife and fauna of the world. $395.
Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica - 1713 The Great Monument to Human Intelligence A Foundation Stone to All of Modern Science 170 [Newton, Isaac]. PHILOSOPHIÆ NATURALIS PRINCIPIA MATHEMATICA Auctore Isaaco Newtono, Equite Aurato. Edition Secunda Auctior et Emendatior (Cambridge: (University Press), 1713) The second edition, the first to include the General Scholium in which Newton gives a general resume of the work. One of about 750 copies printed, of which 250 were sent to Holland and France. Engraved vignette on title, one folding engraved plate, and numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations in the text. Large 4to, bound in full English contemporary polished calf, the spine fully gilt and very handsome, morocco lettering label gilt, compartments handsomely gilt between raised bands of the spine. 14 leaves, 484, . A very handsome copy, the back expertly and exquisitely restored to style, title with usual offset from binding turnins in fore-margin, fore-margin of title very slightly frayed, small neat repair to upper inner corner of title. ONE OF THE GREATEST BOOKS EVER PENNED, AND A FOUNDATION OF ALL MODERN SCIENCE. THE CORNERSTONE TREATISE ON DYNAMICS AND GRAVITATION, “THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION OF THE 17TH CENTURY” (Horblit) A pleasing and handsome copy of the PRINCIPIA. “Richard Bentley, Master of Trinity College, was instrumental in bringing out this second edition, which was edited by Roger Cotes, F.R.S. In his important preface, Cotes attacks the Cartesian philosophy then still in vogue in the universities, and refutes an assertion that Newton’s theory of attraction is a causa occulta. It contains a second preface by Newton and considerable additions, the chapters on the lunar theory and the theory of comets being much enlarged” (- Babson 12). Newton, in the PRINCIPIA, stated the three laws of motion that establish the relationship of mass, force, and direction; he also discussed the movement of bodies through gases and liquids, and defined mass and force and the corpuscular theory of light. But most importantly, he established the principal of universal gravitation and the motion of the planets. “Copernicus, Newton, and Einstein are the three corner-stones of our conception of the universe. Few could grasp Newton’s reasoning at the time, and his fame was spread on the Continent by Voltaire’s ELEMENS DE LA PHILOSOPHIE DE NEUTON, 1738” (PMM). Roger Cotes, 1682-1716, “was not only able enough to see where Principia could be improved, but also able to criticise Newton and correct his errors without ever antagonising him - no mean feat ... [Cotes’s Preface contains] a strong attack against Cartesian physics in general and the vortex theory of planetary motion in particular ... The most significant feature remains the number of changes introduced into this edition [including] the propositions on the resistance of fluids, the lunar theory, the procession of the equinoxes, the theory of comets ... On [Cotes’s] death Newton bestowed on him the tribute he had denied him in his life: if he had lived we might have known something”. Wallis 8: see PMM, Horblit Dibner &c. for the first edition. $35,000.
The Best Plato in English The Dialogues - Jowett’s Translations - Published at Oxford The Most Revered Translation - A Fine Set 171 Plato, (427–347 BC). THE DIALOGUES OF PLATO Translated Into English With Analyses and Introduction by B[enjamin] Jowett (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1931) 5 volumes. The third edition, new impression. 8vo, publisher’s original maroon polished cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spines and stamped in blind with panel designs on the covers. xxxvii, 594; 576; ccxxxi, 543; 645; ccxxxviii, 541 pp. A fine set, fresh and clean and very handsome withal. A HIGHLY IMPORTANT WORK AND the best edition of the best translation. Jowett was a great favorite at Oxford University and most famous for his classical translations. Robert Lynd wrote of him in 1925 that “Jowett is one of the few (writers who have the luck to go down to posterity as
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satellites of the supreme men of genius), and it not likely that for many generations to come English readers will be able to think of Plato without thinking of Jowett’s Plato. He aimed in his translation at producing the effect of an original work...” He accomplished this, not at the sake of scholarship or accuracy, and was able to translate the current of life that runs throughout this great masterpiece. These are considered to be by far the best translations of Plato’s DIALOGUES. This revised edition contains a new general Preface which recounts the history of the work and gives some appreciation of Jowett’s involvement in the study of Plato. As well, there is marginal analysis and an index of subjects and proper names. The sequence of the Dialogues has been changed, and there are other minor changes of form, and textually very few alterations were made but for important corrections and additions. $550.
The Beginning of Scientific Ornithology in Europe Francis Willughby - The Ornithology - 1678 and 1972 Beautifully Bound in Full Calf Gilt 172 Willughby, Francis [and] Ray, John. THE ORNITHOLOGY OF FRANCIS WILLUGHBY of Middleton in the county of Warwick Esq; fellow of the Royal Society. In three books. Wherein all the birds hitherto known, being reduced into a method sutable to their natures, are accurately described. The descriptions illustrated by most elegant figures, nearly resembling the live birds, engraven in LXXVII copper plates. Translated into English, and enlarged with many additions throughout the whole work. To which are added, three considerable discourses, I. Of the art of fowling: with a description of several nets in two large copper plates. II. Of the ordering of singing birds. III. Of falconry. By John Ray, fellow of the Royal Society (London [Menston]: John Martyn [Paul Minet at the Scolar Press], 1678 ) The beautiful perfect facsimile reproduction of the scarce first edition. With the famous 78 copperplates of birds faithfully reproduced. Folio, in the publisher’s fine binding of perfect 17th century style full paneled calf, only a small number were bound such, most were in cloth. The spine is fully gilt decorated in compartments between raised bands in a fine regal style fitting the period and importance of the original publication. [xii, 441, [6 index], 78 numbered plates. A very fine copy, internally as new, the binding also in excellent condition and virtually without wear. FIRST EDITION OF THE MINET PUBLICATION. An uncommonly fine and faithful facsimile, photographically taken from a copy of the 1678 original in the Birminghamshire City Library. Only some 400 copies were produced and the vast majority of them were issued in cloth bindings. In 1662 Naturalist Willughby and Ray traveled to the west coast of England to study the breeding seabirds. Between 1663 and 1666 they toured Europe together, traveling through the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. They separated at Naples and Willughby returned home via Spain. On returning to England they made plans to publish the results of their studies. Willughby died from pleurisy during the preparation of this work, but Ray published Willughby’s Ornithologia libri tres in 1676, with the English edition appearing two years later. This is considered the beginning of scientific ornithology in Europe, revolutionizing ornithological taxonomy by organizing species according to their physical characteristics. Willughby and Ray were among the first to dismiss the older inaccuracies of Aristotle. $950.
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HISTORY, AMERICANA, EXPLORATION, TRAVEL AND FIELD SPORTS Picturesque America - William Cullen Bryant, Ed. A Fine 19th Century Engraved View Book - 1872 With Steel and Wood Engravings by the Best Artists 180 [American Scenery; America; Bryant, William Cullen, Ed.]. PICTURESQUE AMERICA; Or, The Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canons, Valleys, Cities, and other Picturesque Features of Our Country (New York: D. Appleton and Company, [1872, 1874]) 2 volumes. First Edition. With illustrations on steel and wood by eminent American Artists, with the full complement of 49 very fine steel-engraved folio plates and over 900 wood engravings throughout. Many of these are full-page as well. Large, thick folio, in the publisher’s better binding of three-quarter brown morocco over brown textured cloth covered boards with beveled edges, backs and corner-pieces ruled in gilt, the spines with gilt stippled raised bands triple gilt ruled, gilt tooling at the heads and tails and gilt lettering in two compartments, fine marbled endpapers and t.e.g. vi, 568; vi, 576 pp. A very handsome and well preserved set, the book is often found broken due to the massive text block but this set is sturdy and fresh with only a bit of minor evidence of shelving or age to the extremities A very beautiful and impressive American VIEW and scenery book. The very important author and journalist William Cullen Bryant and the staff of D. Appleton and Company compiled within these volumes a tour of America in words and images perfectly fit for a land of such scenic splendor. There is a great amount of material on the geography and natural wonders, including the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls. Unlike many similar books of the period the beautiful production gives ample attention to America’s cities and man-made wonders. $1500.
A Cornerstone of Polar Explorations - The South Pole Amundsen’s Great Achievement - A Handsome Copy Rare First Edition - American Issue - 1913 181 Amundsen, Roald. THE SOUTH POLE: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the “Fram,” 1910-1912 (London and New York: John Murray and Lee Keedick, 1913) 2 volumes. First edition, American issue. Numerous illustrations, folding maps, plans and charts, folding maps at rear of each volume. 138 photographic illustrations on 103 plates. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original navy blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spines and upper covers and decoratively ruled in blind, t.e.g. xxxv, 392; x, 449 pp. A pleasing and handsome set. The bindings have been strengthened at the inner hinges and are tight and strong, some occasional very light mellowing or minimal evidence of use, bindings very nicely preserved. ONE OF THE SCARCEST AND MOST IMPORTANT POLAR TITLES, ESPECIALLY THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Norwegian captain Roald Amundsen had initially intended make an expedition to the Arctic, but changed his plans at the last moment and announced he would try for the South Pole instead. His explanation to the public was that if he could beat the English and Japanese expeditions to the Pole then he could secure success and funds for his extensive Arctic expedition, and also “snatch the prize” for his own country. So , unbeknownst to Scott, Amundsen sailed southward in the “Fram” to the Bay of Whales that would afford his expedition both the shortest route to the Pole and a route that would not overlap with either the Japanese or the English expeditions. $2150.
A Scarce and Early Work of Arctic Fiction Tales of a Voyager - 1826 - First Edition 182 Arctic; [Gillies, Robert Pierce]. TALES OF A VOYAGER TO THE ARCTIC OCEAN (London: Henry Colburn, 1826) 3 volumes. Scarce first edition. Tall, thick 12mo, in handsome contemporary three-quarter red-brick straight grained morocco over marbled boards, the spines with a gilt tool of a sailing ship in three compartments separated by wide blind-tooled and decorated bands, two additional compartments lettered in gilt. 347; 336; 350 pp. An extremely well preserved set of this scarce work, internally very fine and clean and fresh, the contemporary bindings are quite lovely and sturdy with only a bit of minor and expected evidence of age. SCARCE AND AN EXTREMELY EARLY EXAMPLE OF ARCTIC FICTION, written contemporaneously with the great early Arctic expeditions such as those by Franklin and Ross and predating the great slew of Arctic adventure fiction published in the later half of the 19th century. The author, Robert Pierce Gillies, was well known and admired in the great literary circles of his day and was especially close with Sir Walter Scott. Though primarily known as a poet, memoirist and translator, he set out to write this novel with the hope of a commercial success. He had, through a string of bad investment schemes, burned through a considerable family fortune. The work met with popularity and was issued again in 1829 (at which a sequel was published) and 1834. The later were more widely distributed, but this first edition is quite scarce now. $950.
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A Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle A Beautiful Book from the Ashendene Press From the Wynkyn de Worde Printing of 1496 Dame Juliana Berners -From The Boke of St Albans 183 [Ashendene] Berners, (Dame Juliana). A TREATYSE OF FYSSHYNGE WYTH AN ANGLE (Chelsea: The Ashendene Press, 1903) One of 150 copies, printed in ‘Subiaco’ type, with one initial in red, on Japanese paper. With the famous woodcut frontispiece of a man fishing and decorations ‘after the text of Wynkyn de Worde in ‘The Boke of St. Alban’s empynted at Westmester in the yere of thyncarnacion of our Lorde mcccclxxxxvi (1496’ by St. John Hornby and Meysey Turton”. Fine textual illustrations throughout. 8vo, bound in the original full limp vellum. 48 pp. An especially fine copy, beautifully preserved. A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF ONE OF THE MOST PLEASING BOOKS PRINTED AT THE PRESS. This work reprints in “exact” facsimile the first printing of any book on fishing ever printed in England. The interest of the “Treatyse of Fysshynge Wyth an Angle” lies not only in its priority in the field of fishing literature, but also because it has served as a literary quarry to many succeeding writers on fishing, and it also established a high moral value for the craft of fishing and is responsible for “having assigned in popular estimation to the angler his meditative and gentle nature”. The Renaissance designed plates are famous for showing the first illustration of a person fishing with hook and line, and for the additional cuts throughout the text depicting hooks, all manners of fishing tools, types of lines for floating or sinking, and various and sundry other fishing devices. Juliana Berners (or Barnes or Bernes) (b. 15th century), English writer on heraldry, hawking and hunting, is said to have been prioress of Sopwell nunnery near St Albans. Her book on fishing was the first known book on fishing by a woman. She was probably brought up at court and, after she adopted the religious life, she still retained her love of hawking, hunting and fishing, and her passion for field sports. She is the supposed author of the work generally known as the Boke of St Albans, of which the first and rarest edition was printed in 1486 by an unknown schoolmaster at St Albans. The only clue to the authorship of the Treatise, and the documentary evidence of her, is an attribution at the end of the original 1496 book which reads “Explicit Dam Julyans Barnes in her boke of huntying.” Her name was changed by Wynkyn de Worde to “Dame Julyans Bernes.” $3850.
Burton in West Africa Fine Copies in the Original Cloth 184 [Burton, Richard F.]. WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA From Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S. (London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863) 2 volumes. First edition. With a folding map in volume one and frontispiece plate in volume two. 8vo, original dark purple-brown cloth gilt lettered on spine, with blind ruled borders on covers. x, 303; vi, 295. A brilliant unopened copy but for name labels removed and clipped title pages. According to Penzer, Burton intended to suppress his name entirely from this work, though our copy does indeed have “R. F. Burton” on the spine. In fact, the rarest of the bindings has the suppression successfully made. But this is a truly fine copy of this fragile book. $2850.
Signed by Admiral Richard E. Byrd Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic First Edition in the Dustjacket - 1930 185 Byrd, Richard Evelyn. LITTLE AMERICA: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic; The Flight to the South Pole (New York: G. P. Putnams, 1930) First Edition, SIGNED BY ADMIRAL BYRD. Portrait frontispiece, numerous illustrations, 4 maps (2 folding). 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine panel and decorated in gilt on the upper cover, housed in the original pictorial dust-jacket. xvi, 436. A very good copy in the original dustjacket. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF THIS FINE WORK, SIGNED BY ADMIRAL BYRD. Little America is an Antarctic exploration base, located on the Ross Shelf Ice, south of the Bay of Whales. It was established in 1929 by Richard Byrd, and used frequently afterwards by Byrd and other explorers. In the late 1950s, it served as the American base in the South Polar program in the IGY. $395.
Voyages and Travels - Beautiful Victorian Scene Books Featuring Plates by Bartlett and Many, Many Others - 1887 186 Colange, Leo De, Editor. VOYAGES AND TRAVELS Or Scenes in Many Lands. With Eight Hundred and Fifty Illustrations on Wood and Steel...... With Original Descriptions by the Best Authors (Boston: E. W. Walker & Co., ) 2 parts in 4 volumes as issued. First
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Edition. With 850 illustrations on wood and steel comprising views from all parts of the world. Many being full page plates and the cuts within the text all are all exceptionally large. The books here include many tissue guarded steel engraved plates by W.H.Bartlett, folio, in the publisher’s original pale green cloth beautifully decorated and featuring pictorial vignettes in gilt, red and black on the upper covers and the spines in all-over designs, t.e.g. viii, 290; 291-576; viii, 346; 347-576 pp. Extremely handsome and well preserved, the cloth bright and vivid and the text solid, clean and fresh. Only a very minimal bit of any expected sign of age to the entire set. A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED AND DECORATED VICTORIAN TRAVEL BOOK, FEATURING MANY ENGRAVED PLATES BY BARTLETT AND OTHERS. This is a truly fine example of the well illustrated view books of the period. The reader could enjoy the world through both image and text. Every continent but Antarctica is represented and the images range from simple rural views and people to great cities and famous landmarks both natural and man-made. $650.
With a Fine Letter on White House Stationary The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge The Deluxe Limited Edition Specially Presented 187 Coolidge, Calvin. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CALVIN COOLIDGE. (New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1929) First Edition, Limited Issue, Specially Bound. This copy out of series and with a tipped in letter signed by Coolidge on White House stationery and dated 1927. With a photogravure frontispiece of President Coolidge and eleven other illustrations throughout. 8vo, publisher’s original dark blue linen backed boards, t.e.g., others uncut. , 247, colophon. A bright and clean copy, the letter also finely preserved. SCARCE LIMITED FIRST EDITION, THIS COPY WITH A FINE LETTER ON WHITE HOUSE STATIONERY AND OUT OF SERIES, RARE THUS. Coolidge speaks in an endearing way of his childhood in the woods and mountains near Killington, VT and his process of political maturation and service to his community and nation. The book is ably written and articulate in its presentation and leads the reader to a new appreciation of a man often relegated to the obscure because of his quietude. Especially noteworthy in the present day is to read Coolidge’s own thinking about the methodology of the Presidency, its struggles with the other branches of government and the absolute necessity for the President to bear the burden of that struggle in order to protect in an absolute way, the rights and privileges of the executive, and thus its equality with the other branches. All of this from a man who came from a simple country environment, from local people and through service in both the legislative and legal bodies to his place in the executive branch. $1450.
A Superb Set in Exquisite Condition The Memoirs of D’Artaganan - Of the Three Musketeers Three Volumes - Beautifully Decorated Bindings 188 [D’Artagnan, Captain-Lieutenant]; Sandraz, Courtilz De [Nevill,, Ralph, translator]. MEMOIRS OF MONSIEUR D’ARTAGNAN Captain-Lieutenant of the 1st Company of the King’s Musketeers... Now For the First Time Translated into English (London: H. S. Nichols, ) 3 volumes. First edition thus, Nichols much higher quality printing on large paper from the Little, Brown and Company plates. With an engraved frontispiece portrait, decorative head pieces and initials throughout. Tall 8vo, in the publisher’s beautifully decorated bindings of royal blue cloth, the upper cover and spines with an all over pattern of gilt fleur-de-lis, the covers with a gilt portrait of D’Artagnan, spines and upper covers elegantly gilt lettered within decorative gilt frames, edges untrimmed. A brilliant set, still largely unopened, the cloth especially bright, the gilt vivid, the text pristine, a superb set. THE STORY OF THE REAL D’ARTAGNAN, DE SANDRAZ WAS THE SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR ALEXANDRE DUMAS AND HIS THREE MUSKETEERS STORIES. Sandraz’s novelized account was written in 1700, just 27 years after D’Artagnan’s death. Sandras had served in the army before becoming a writer and had been imprisoned several times in the Bastille when Besmaux, the former companion of d’Artagnan, was warden. It was most likely from this source that he learned the details of d’Artagnan’s life. $395.
A Beautiful Copy of a Cornerstone Work Du Chaillu’s Journeys Through Scandinavia The Land of the Midnight Sun - First Edition - 1882 189 Du Chaillu, Paul. THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN. Summer and Winter Journeys through Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Northern Finland (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1882) 2 volumes. First edition. With 235 illustrations and a large folding map in the rear pocket of the first volume. 8vo, publisher’s original sea-blue cloth lettered and elaborately decorated with pictorial overall designs in gilt and red on the upper covers and spines. The upper covers have beautifully stylized designs of the sun and of birds in flight. xvi, 441; xvi, 474. Index. An unusually bright, clean, tight and very fine copy with virtually no evidence of use or age.
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A VERY FINE FIRST EDITION COPY OF THIS CORNERSTONE WORK BY ONE OF THE PREMIER EXPLORERS OF THE 19TH CENTURY. Du Chaillu is also the author of EXPLORATIONS AND ADVENTURES IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA. An explorer and traveler of great note, he discovered the gorilla in Central Africa and his work includes some of the seminal works of early Central African exploration. Subsequent explorations were made to other areas with significant books coming from the travels. In the case of Scandinavia, an area of the globe which held very special significance for Du Chaillu, he authored this important and very readable set of books and additionally, penned a prized study of the Vikings. $695.
50 Hand-Tinted Photographs by Kazumasa Ogawa A Scarce & Beautiful Japanese View Book - Circa 1910 190 [Japan Views; Photography]; Ogawa, Kazumasa. SIGHTS AND SCENES IN FAIR JAPAN (Tokyo: [Imperial Government Railways], N.D., circa 1910) With 2 maps and 50 fine color-tinted collotype photographic plates of Japanese scenes and attractions by Japanâ€™s leading contemporary photographer, they are printed on one side only of heavy stock plates. Each with descriptive captions below in English. Oblong, 270 x 370 mm., bound in modified Japanese-style in silk-covered board pictorially decorated by embroidery in colours on both covers, the upper featuring Mt. Fuji, bound together with purple ribbon at the spine, fine decorated silk-backed endpapers. A lovely copy with only occasional mild spotting or mellowing. A beautiful early Japanese tourism book produced for English speaking visitors. Ogawa (1860-1929) was a leading photographer of the period, as well as printer and publisher. He was a pioneer in photomechanical printing and photography in the Meiji era. In 1882, he moved to Boston where he took courses in portrait photography and the dry plate process. He also studied collotype printing in Albert Type Company. Returning to Japan in 1882, he opened the first photography studio in Tokyo. The work was reprinted throughout much of the 1910s in the more common formats with either all or most of the plates in black and white and in more traditionally Western styles of bindings. This is a scarce and beautiful collection. $5950.
Scarce Photographic Images of Japan - 1904 Charming Views by Kazumasa Ogawa 191 [Japan, Views, Photography]; Ogawa, Kazumasa [and] Crizuka, Mataro. THE CHARMING VIEWS IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN (Tokyo: K. Ogawa, 1904) First edition. Folding map, and numerous black and white images from photographs with facing descriptions in English on the opposite page, each with shorter captions beneath in Japanese. Oblong folio, original decorated purple silk-covered boards with titles and decorations in gold embroidery, fine silk-backed endpapers decorated with gold, bound at the spine with white ribbon in Japanese style. 177 ff (unpaginated) Internally a very handsome copy with only very minor age toning, the binding with some repair and restoration and showing some wear. Title-page with a bit of wear, the plates all in very pleasing condition. VERY SCARCE and one of the earliest publications of it kind. A fine photographic touring book of Japan produced and published by the eraâ€™s leading photographer. Ogawa (1860-1929) was not only the most accomplished Japanese photographer of the period, he was also a printer and publisher. He was a pioneer in photomechanical printing and photography in the Meiji era. In 1882, he moved to Boston where he took courses in portrait photography and the dry plate process. He also studied collotype printing at the Albert Type Company. Returning to Japan in 1882, he opened the first photography studio in Tokyo. Ogawa, in conjunction with the rail authorities, produced these books to promote Western tourism in Japan. Over the course of the following decade he would produce several, but this is among the earliest and is quite scarce. $3750.
Inscribed by John F. Kennedy - As We Remember Joe The Rarest of All Works in the Kennedy Genre His Touching Tribute to His Fallen Elder Brother - 1945 192 Kennedy, John F. Editor. AS WE REMEMBER JOE (Cambridge: Privately Printed, designed and printed at the University Press, 1945) VERY SCARCE. INSCRIBED BY JOHN F. KENNEDY. First edition, first issue with the Wings insignia printed in dark red on the title-page, very limited printing of probably 250 copies such. Extensively illustrated with black and white photographs, letter facsimiles and a colour reproduction of the Navy Cross. 8vo, in the original burgundy cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and gilt lettered within a gilt ruled border within a black cloth box on the upper cover. xi, 75, with printers colophon on verso of page 75. A very handsome copy of this very scarce work, the cloth is fresh and bright, internally solid with fresh paper, hinges fine and well cared for, with an inscription as noted below providing more of an interesting history then being a distraction. With a rare genuine period signature by the future President. BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY THE FUTURE PRESIDENT. VERY SCARCE, THE RAREST OF ALL JOHN F. KENNEDY RELATED BOOKS AND WITH VERY EARLY PUBLISHED WRITINGS BY THE FUTURE PRESIDENT. Privately printed and limited, the work is known in two
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issue states. This is the first state with the title page printed in black and red. It is estimated that there were roughly 250 copies printed such. The second state was printed with the title page all in black. While 500 copies in total was the official printing record, it is believed that the actual print count was only 360. AS WE REMEMBER JOE was privately printed by the Kennedy family as a memorial to Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., John F.’s elder brother who was killed in action during World War II. It was to provide a remembrance for family, friends and a few important associates. In content, AS WE REMEMBER JOE is a collection of essays or writings by various persons concerning Joe Kennedy. It was only John Kennedy’s second book (after WHY ENGLAND SLEPT in 1940) and it includes a forward by him and his very touching essay, MY BROTHER JOE. It also includes a short essay by his youngest brother Teddy, who was only 12 years old at the time. Teddy had convinced his brother John and sister Eunice to allow him to submit a story about a sailing race in which he accompanied Joe and where Joe, “seized me by the pant and through me into the cold water.”. With all of the youngest Kennedy’s spelling and punctuation errors intact it is a very sweet and touching addition. With the death of Joe Kennedy in 1944 his brother John F. Kennedy assumed the responsibilities and stature expected of an eldest son in the Kennedy family. This change in family position no doubt affected him for the rest of his life, greatly influencing his career in public service and leading 15 years later to the White House. J. Maddalena: K. Hasely: John F. Kennedy Library & Museum. $9500.
The Memoirs of Robert E. Lee - 1886 First Edition - First Issue - With Fine Provenance The Finest of All the Contemporary Accounts 193
[Lee, Robert E.]; Long, A.L. MEMOIRS OF ROBERT E. LEE. HIS MILITARY AND PERSONAL HISTORY Embracing A Large Amount Of Information Hitherto Unpublished....Together With Incidents Relating To His Private Life Subsequent To The War. Collected and Edited with the Assistance of Marcus J. Wright. (New York: J. M. Stoddart and Company, 1886) First Edition, First Issue. A copy with fine provenance, Armistead C. Gordon with his engraved bookplate. Gordon was a highly eminent post-bellum Virginian, a lawyer of significant note and influence but also a poet and writer of high reputation. He served as the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Mayor of Staunton and was a member of the Boards of Visitors of the College of William & Mary and the University of Virginia, where he also served as rector, and he was the first chairman of the Virginia State Library Board. He published a number of popular books of poetry, as well as a highly acclaimed biography of Jefferson Davis and a history of the Gordon family in Scotland and Virginia. While his proper education was primarily in law, he received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Washington and Lee University in 1923. Illustrated throughout, including with a facsimile of General Long’s handwriting, an engraved portrait frontispiece of Lee, a number of other plates, a large folding map, and seven other maps showing Lee’s original field maps. Large, thick 8vo, publisher’s original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover, decorated endpapers. 707 pp. A very well preserved and handsome copy, with far less then typical foxing and that which is here primarily confined to only a few pages, solid and sturdy, endpapers and hinges fine and firm, the binding dark with nice gilt and only very minor age mellowing SCARCE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF THIS HIGHLY IMPORTANT WORK, AND A COPY WITH FINE VIRGINIA PROVENANCE. General Lee, less fortunate than Grant, was overtaken by death before he could complete his design of writing and publishing to the world his personal narrative of the important events in which he figured. This work has been considered the consummation of that intention, with General Long who having served under General Lee, being chosen as the writer. Thus, the MEMOIRS has become as nearly autobiographical as would be possible. Long’s narrative includes contributions made by Lee’s family as well as from Lee’s own notes made at the time of each particular occurrence. Long had been intimate with Lee, serving as his military secretary and had earlier graduated from West Point. Lee himself wrote of Long that his conduct in the war had been marked by zeal and gallantry serving as chief of artillery in the winter of 1861-62 and then to the command of the Army of Northern Virginia. He was promoted to Brigadier in 1863 and served until the surrender of the army on 9 April, 1865. $1050.
The Reaching of The North Pole Admiral Peary Fulfills a Quest of the Centuries An Especially Fresh and Bright Copy 194 Peary, Robert E. THE NORTH POLE: Its Discovery In 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club...With an Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt and a Foreward by Gilbert H. Grosvenor (New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1910) First edition. With 8 full-page color
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illustrations, 100 black and white illustrations from photos, and a large folding color map at the rear. Large 8vo, original navy blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and cover, t.e.g. xxxii, 373 pp. A fine copy indeed, the binding bright and the interior fresh and clean, A FINE COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. Peary, of course, was the first to reach the North Pole, and this is the account of his expedition. Along with Amundsen’s THE SOUTH POLE, this work represents the culmination of centuries of man’s attempt to reach, literally, the ends of the earth. “Commander Peary has made all dwellers in the civilized world his debtors; but, above all, we, his fellow Americans, are his debtors” (-from the introduction by Roosevelt). $595.
Robert F. Scott on the Discovery Expedition First Edition - Bright in Original Cloth 195 Scott, Captain Robert F. THE VOYAGE OF THE ‘DISCOVERY’ (London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1905) 2 volumes. First edition, second impression (one month after the first). Visually, identical to the first impression. Profusely illustrated with photogravure frontispieces, 12 color plates, many other illustrations, panoramas, maps (2 folding). 8vo, original blue ribbed cloth, spines gilt lettered and decorated with fine gilt medallions on upper covers, t.e.g. xx, 556; 494, index. A very nice set. A VERY HANDSOME AND PLEASING SET OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK IN THE ANTARCTIC OEUVRE. From 1900 to 1902, Sir Robert Scott commanded the National Antarctic Expedition and discovered King Edward VII Island. This is the standard account of the first expedition to undertake extensive overland investigations. Over the course of two years, Scott and his men followed the Ross Ice Shelf to its eastern extreme, discovered King Edward VI Land, found a range of mountains stretching southwards toward a vast plateau, trekked to within 500 miles of the South Pole, and amassed a huge collection of scientific data. Scientifically speaking, this was the more important of Scott’s two expeditions, although historically it is overshadowed by his tragic second journey, during which he perished. The first edition is now quite scarce, especially in nice condition. $1850.
Heart of the Antarctic - First Edition - 1909 Shackleton’s Gripping Account of the ‘Nimrod’ Expedition One of the Most Important Works of Polar Exploration 196 Shackleton, Ernest. THE HEART OF THE ANTARCTIC: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1909) 2 volumes. First edition, American Issue. Portrait frontispiece, 12 color plates, 135 black and white plates including one folding and one double-page, 3 maps and one panoramic view in rear pocket. Tall, thick 8vo, original blue cloth with silver ruling and lettering on upper covers and spine, with large silver pictorial designs of explorers in the snow on the upper cover, t.e.g. 366; 232 A very nice set, the blue cloth is quite bright with only minor spotting or rubbing, the text is clean and fresh and fine, hinges on volume one are broken but could be easily repaired, still looks very nice on the shelf as is though. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. Probably the most important of all the books on the Antarctic. Shackleton’s narrative of the “Nimrod” voyage and expedition of 1907-1909 is not only one of the classics of Polar exploration, but a great read in its own right. Shackleton had three goals for the mission and divided the company into three groups: one would set out to reach the Pole, another to plant a flag at the South Magnetic Pole, and the third to explore the Ross Barrier. This ambitious program was kept faithfully in the foreground, and although it was not possible to fulfill every detail of it, the mission is regarded as a a triumphant success. $650.
Svedrup’s New Land: Four Years in the Arctic Regions Polar Exploration in Lovely Original Cloth 197 Sverdrup, Otto. NEW LAND: Four Years In The Arctic Regions, translated from the Norwegian by Ethel Harriet Hearn (London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1904) 2 volumes. First edition in English. A profusion of full-page plates, illustrations and maps in the text, two folding maps in rear pocket. 8vo, publisher’s original navy-blue cloth lettered on the spines in silver and with elaborate pictorial decorations in silver on the upper covers. xvi, 496; xii, 504, including index. A very handsome set, the publisher’s blue cloth bright and clean, with a tad of light shelf wear. Internally still clean and very well preserved. VERY SCARCE POLAR FIRST EDITION. Otto Svedrup was the second in command on the Fram during Nansen’s famous journey to the “farthest north.” Immediately upon his return from that expedition, he began making plans to command another trip back to the Arctic, which is detailed in these volumes. His intention in this new expedition was to dock at the “cheerless shores” of Smith Sound as far north as possible and then sledge over the ice to the Pole, but this was not to be. The ship’s progress was impeded by ice, and the group was forced to spend the winter farther south than they had originally intended. Summer came and went, failing to melt the pack-ice
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sufficiently, and they spent yet another winter trapped in the ice. They were eventually able to sledge up the coast of Ellesmere Island, but failed to reach the Pole and had to turn back to the ship. Overall, however, their expedition was far from a failure. They explored four hitherto undiscovered islands (Axel Heiberg, Ellef Ringnes Land, Amund Ringnes Land, and King Christian Island) and studied Jones Sound, bringing back important scientific observations made during their three long winters on the ice. This set contains detailed personal observations of the trip and many lovely illustrations as well as several scientific appendices. Elias, 158-168 $1550.
“The Sportsmen” of Great Britain - Big Game and Angling Limited to 1000 Numbered Copies - London - 1914 First Edition in the Scarce Original Full Morocco 198 “The Sportsman”. BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN Big Game Hunting and Angling... (London: “British Sports and Sportsmen”, 1914) One of 1000 numbered copies specially bound and numbered. Illustrated with a profusion of full page photogravures and vast number of photographic illustrations. Folio, bound in full burgundy morocco, covers beveled with gilt and blind stamped borders. Upper cover gilt lettered, full gilt dentelle turnovers, and full red and gilt marbled endpapers. The spine elaborately decorated with gilt ornamental devices between raised bands with gilt lines, a.e.g. xiii, 593, Index. A fine copy, spine panel lightly mellowed, there is some slight rubbing to the extremities and a tiny split to a joint, text-block is fresh and clean, hinges are strong and tight. This is a very elaborately illustrated and impressive book, with numerous personal narratives and photographs from various big game hunters, anglers, etc. $1950.
A Complete Set of This Important Work Henry David Thoreau’s Spring; Summer; Autumn; Winter All in First Edition, First Issue Format - Very Scarce Thus 199 T h o re a u , H e n r y D a v i d . E A R LY S P R I N G I N MASSACHUSETTS; SUMMER; AUTUMN; WINTER: From the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1881, 1884, 1892,1888) Together 4 volumes. First editions, correct first issues of each volume. With the folding map in Volume II 8vo, publisher’s original forest-green cloth lettered in gilt on the spines and with Thoreau’s facsimile signature in gilt on the upper covers. vii, 318; folding map, v, 382, 16 ads; vi, 470; vi, 439, 14 ads pp. An excellent set. Some light wear at the edges and as would be expected, at the foot of an occasional spine some rubbing due to shelving, very pleasing overall. VERY SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF THESE IMPORTANT PUBLISHED WORKS OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU. ALL VOLUMES ARE IN FIRST ISSUE FORMAT. Thoreau's sister Sophia, who inherited his manuscript journals, bequeathed them upon her death in October, 1876, to her brother's friend and correspondent, Harrison G.O. Blake of Worcester, Mass. Mr. Blake wished to bring the thoughts imbedded in the Journals before the public and judged that a selection from the abundance of materials arranged according to the seasons was the most favorable way to accomplish his end. Thus Thoreau's private writings were first presented to the public in this form. Each volume was printed in a limited number. $2250.
Henry David Thoreau’s Walden - A Handsome Copy A Highlight of American Renaissance Thought 200 Thoreau, Henry David. WALDEN, Or, Life In the Woods (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1883) Early Printing. 8vo, handsomely bound in antique three-quarter calf over marbled boards, the spine with contrasting red and green morocco lettering labels, raised bands gilt decorated, compartments with gilt panel designs and central ornamental tools. 357 pp. A very nice copy of this scarce book, internally quite clean, the binding in a pleasing state of preservation. A CORNERSTONE WORK OF AMERICAN LITERATURE AND THE TRANSCENDENTALIST MOVEMENT. WALDEN has taken its place as one of the most important pieces of American literature and a highlight of American thought. In attempting an experiment in simple living Thoreau became the embodiment of the American quest for the spiritual over the material; and his book, ostensibly a simple record of his experiment, has earned the reputation as a work of great philosophical import. $750.
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