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The Personal History of David Copperfield

By Dickens, Charles

London, New York, Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, 1911 First Trade Edition. Quarto. Bound in red pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt. With a fine tipped-in colored frontispiece (original captioned tissue guard present), colored title-vignette, and 19 fine mounted colored plates (all original captioned tissue guards present), and pictorial end papers. Cover boards are worn at head and foot of spine. With a leather re-back at spine and at corners. Binding is shaken but still solid. Front and rear boards reinforced with tape. Interior pages are clean and unmarked, with no foxing. Sold AS IS.


American Artists of the Bookplate, 1970 - 1990

By James P. Keenan

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Cambridge Bookplate, 1991 First Edition of 1000 copies. A clean, fresh copy in illustrated wrappers. Interior and cover are clean and unmarked except for the tasteful bookplate of prior owner on verso of front cover.


Art in Time
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Art in Time

By Nadel, Dan

New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2010 First Edition. Quarto. Bound in matte pictorial boards. Cover boards and dust jacket are clean with no noticeable wear. This volume reprints complete comic book stories that represented some of the best but obscure adventure stories from the 1940s through the 1980s, according to the publisher's copy on the dust jacket flap. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid


Contempo: The American Tempo

By Vassos, Ruth

New York, NY: E.P. Dutton & Company , 1929 Bound in the original dark blue cloth, stamped in silver & black with Art Deco design. Covers ar clean with little wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid. Un-paginated. A celebration of American Art Deco style, with modernistic black and white plates throughout. Vasos exposes the dehumanizing aspects of the era of modern machines. John Vassos (1898 – 1985) was an American artist and industrial designer who helped define the shape for radio, television, and computers as one of the leading designers for RCA in the 20th Century.


Southern Cross: A Novel of the South Seas

By Hyde, Laurence

Los Angeles, California : The Ward Ritchie Press, 1951 First Edition of this scarce early wordless graphic novel, of an island in the South Pacific, in the style of Lynd Ward and Frans Masereel. Introduction by Rockwell Kent. Black paper over board covers with maroon back strip with bright gilt lettering on spine. With a silhouette woodcut in red on front panel. Covesr are clean with slight shelf wear at corners. Interior is clean with no inscriptions or other markings except for remnants of glue from tiny (1/8 inch round sticker) at top of front free end paper . Lacking the scarce publisher's clear plastic dust jacket. Un-paginated. A collectible copy of this scarce book, an early graphic novel.


Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

By Khayyam, Omar

London: Doubleday, Duran , 1932 With some age-toning and shelf wear to cover boards. Otherwise very good. Interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is solid. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated with 12 color plates by Edmund Dulac. This is a lovely illustrated interpretation of the classic Persian text.


The Gehenna Press

By Baskin, Leonard

Searsmont, Maine : Gehenna Press , 1988 A list of available books and broadsides in the sequence of their making. With 7 etchings in color and B&W of flies and irises, among others. 8 pages, including covers. Laid in is a price list for books available from Gehenna Press and Eremite Press. 12.5 inches high by 9.5 inches wide.


Aubrey Beardsley: The Clown, The Harlequin, The Pierrot of His Age

By MacFall, Haldane

New York: Simon and Schuster , 1927 Limited Edition. This is number 269 of 300 copies printed in November, 1927, each signed by the author on the limitation page.Bound in the publishers black cloth, top edge gilt, cover decoration and titles in gilt, with some scuffing and wear especially at head and tail of spine and at corners. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is split at rear board. SOLD AS IS. B&W photographic portrait of Beardsley is tipped in as the frontispiece. Interior is clean and unmarked except for prior owner's elegant bookplate to front paste down.


Ballad of Reading Gaol

By Wilde, Oscar

New York, New York: E. P. Dutton, 1930 Early Printing of the Oscar Wilde classic with illustrations by John Vassos. Bound in full brown cloth covers with black titles to cover and spine. Covers are clean with little noticeable wear. End papers are clean except for prior owner's book plate on front free end paper. Binding is square and solid. With Vassos' graphic interpretation of Wilde's work illustrating the emotional experiences of a condemned prisoner in his last days.


Passionate Journey

By Masereel, Frans

New York, NY: Lear, 1948 First American Edition. A wordless novel, of modern life, told in 150 woodcut illustrations. Grey cloth boards with red titles to spine and woodcut to front cover. Cover boards have some shelf wear, especially at corners, with a few faint stains. Spine is slightly toned with titles rubbed but legible. Interior pages are clean and unmarked, with a single tiny hole on one page of the introduction. Binding is square and solid. Lacking the dust jacket. With a 22-page introduction by Thomas Mann. Un-paginated.


Ecce Homo (Behold the Man)

By Masereel, Frans

Zurich, Switzerland : Europa Verlag, 1949 First Edition of 3000 copies. With 12 woodcuts laid in. In paper wrappers, split at spine, in protective mylar sleeve. Listed as Volume 1: Chez Les Hommes/ Unter Den Menschen (Among Men). The woodcuts are collated and titled: crucifixion, air waves, conquerors, parachutes, weapons, shops, profits, lust, nouveau riche, scholar, storm trooper, hope, (as listed in German on the verso of the rear cover). A scarce copy of one of the Masereel's fine graphic works. ***Frans Masereel (1889 – 1972) was a Flemish painter and graphic artist who worked mainly in France. Known mainly for his woodcuts, critics consider his best work to be the wordless novel Mon Livre d'Heures (Passionate Journey). He published over 20 other wordless novels in his career, strongly affecting the graphic work of Lynd Ward and his successors: Clifford Harper and Eric Drooker.


Die Passion Eines Menschen, 25 Holzschnitte (The Passion of Man, 25 Woodcuts)

By Masereel, Frans

Munich, Germany : Bei Kurt Wolff , 1924 The Passion of Man, 25 Woodcuts. Second edition. First trade edition. Bound in paper over card boards, age toned with some shelf wear. Spine is worn and repaired with tape. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. With B&W plates, reproductions of the artist's wood engravings. Un-paginated. "This second edition was printed in 1924 by the printing house Spamerschen in a popular edition of the masters. The first edition was 800 numbered copies of the original wood engravings, printed on rag paper signed and number by the artist," according to the colophon. A scarce copy of one of Masereel's classic graphic works.


Deaths And Transfigurations: Poems
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Deaths And Transfigurations: Poems

By Paul Mariani

Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2005 First Edition, First Printing. Black cover boards are clean. Dust jacket has no tears or stains. Interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid. Designed by and with reproductions of wood engravings by the illustrator.


The Narrative of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
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The Narrative of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

By Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar

Barre, Massachusetts : The Imprint Society, 1972 Signed Limited Edition. This is number 530 of 1950 copies, signed by the illustrator on the colophon page. Designed and printed by Roderick Steinhour in Garamont type on Imprint Society Text at The Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, Vermont. Illustrated in B&W throughout with wood engravings, which have been printed from the block. Bound in quarter leather by Craftsman Bookbinders. Illustrated paper over board covers with red leather back strip are clean with little wear. Interior pages are clean and bright. Binding is square and solid. Housed in a paper over board slipcase with illustrated covers and title to spine. Subtitle: with Oviedo's Version of the Lost Joint Report Presented to the Audiencia of Santo Domingo. Translated by Gerald Theisen. *** "Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (circa 1488/1490/1492 – c. 1557/1558/1559/1560) was a Spanish explorer of the New World, one of four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition. During eight years of traveling across the US Southwest, he became a trader and shaman to various Native American tribes before reconnecting with Spanish colonial forces in Mexico in 1536. He returned to Spain in 1537. He has been considered as a proto-anthropologist for his detailed accounts of the many tribes of American Indians that he encountered." according to his Wikipedia entry.



Washington, D.C. : Judd & Detweiler , 1958 Printed in red and black on cream wove paper; bound in full red buckram, blocked and titled in gilt with gold gilt illustration to cover board. Interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid. Designed and directed by Lester Douglas. Printed by letterpress and lithography. With wood engravings and 8 trial drawings by the illustrator. Un-paginated. Laid in is a posting of an exhibition of "Making a Book Today" an illustrated demonstraction of the Ten Parts in Making The Book of Ecclesiastes, held at the Library of Congress April 9 to July 10, 1959. This edition was judged one of the 50 books of 1958.


The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War

By Crane, Stephen

New York, New York: Random House Limited Edition of 980 copies, this is number 54. A black illustration by Valenti Angelo on the title page which is printed in red and black, with 14 chapter heading illustrations in black followed by a letter of the alphabet in red, and a black image on the colophon page. Quarter bound in black cloth, red leather spine label with impressed gilt lettering, blue star patterned paper over boards. Cover boards are worn, especially severely, at the corners. Printed at the Grabhorn Press, in San Francisco, for Random House. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid.


friends and neighbors we are floating in space

By Turnbull, Richard H.

Richard H. Turnbull Limited Edition Artist Book. This is number 2 of 2 copies printed. Bound as am accordian fold out set in hardcovers. Illustrated covers of topographic style map over boards, with printed title label on front panel. Interior is a two-side full-color print. A gift-quality, collectible artist book.


Düsseldorfer Jugend-Album, mit artistischen Beiträgen von Hugo Becker, A. Dieffenbach, G. Süs, E. Schuback, unter literarischer Mitwirkung von W. Herchenbach, N. Hocker, Julie Krüger, Nik. Schüren, H. Ziese.

By Hocker, N.

Düsseldorf, Germany: Düsseldorf, Arnz & Company, 1859 Binding is split but all the heavy paper/board pages are present. Covers are soiled and age toned along extremities. Some remnants of water stain on margins of interior pages. Illustrations are bright and clean. Inscription to prior owner on front free end paper. Text is in German. *** Sold AS IS. ***


Philip the King

By Masefield, John

New York.: Macmillan Company, 1927 Limited Edition. This is # 10 of 375 copies, signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation page. Black cover boards with gold gilt title and decoration are clean with little wear. Housed in a black card board slipcase which is scuffed and worn, but intact. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is solid. With tipped in B&W engravings.


Kate Greenaway

By Spielmann, M.H. and G.S. Layard

New York and London: G.B. Putnam's Sons and Adam and Charles Black, 1905 Green, orange and blue cover boards are faded with gilt lettering, clean with some wear at head and foot of spine and at corners. Interior is clean and unmarked with some foxing on first few pages of book that does not impinge on the text. Small book plate glued to front paste down. Binding is solid. The end papers are miniature versions of nursery wall paper designed by Greenaway. Frontispiece and 51 colored plates of Greenaway's illustrations with guard sheets intact with descriptive letterpress. With a bibliographic list of books illustrated by Greenaway.


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