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Jingles from the Postman's Pack to a Blue-Eyed Boy: Delivered from Three to Six; from the pen of Clem Irwin Orr "Tante"; illustrated by Jay Chambers
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Jingles from the Postman's Pack to a Blue-Eyed Boy: Delivered from Three to Six; from the pen of Clem Irwin Orr "Tante"; illustrated by Jay Chambers

By Orr, Clem Irwin; Chambers, Jay G.

New York: Marchbanks Press, 1914. Hardcover. Very Good. [40] p.: illustrations; 19 cm. White paper over boards; cover title in black. Front cover illustrated in blue. One of a limited edition of 200 copies printed for the author on handmade paper by the Marchbanks Press in May 1914. In 1914 Hal Marchbanks (1877-1934) was a founding member of AIGA (the American Institute of Graphic Arts) and started the Marchbanks Press. This was the second item printed by the press. The illustrator, Jay Chambers, was a staff artist on the New York World and the father of Whittaker Chambers (1901-1961). Very scarce. In Very Good Condition: spine is sunned; cover is lightly soiled and rubbed; pages are clean and crisp.

$129.00

Ralph Herne
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Ralph Herne

By Hudson, W. H.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. Hardcover. Fine. [4], 160, [2] p., double-page facsimile frontispiece; 24 cm. Black cloth spine with orange paper over boards; orange paper spine label printed in black. Black slipcase with matching spine label. This is no. 533 of a limited edition of 950 copies printed by Bruce Rogers at the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge, Mount Vernon, N.Y. Book is in Fine Condition: unopened pages; clean and bright. slipcase is in Fair Condition: lacking bottom section; top section separated along two sides; spine label is intact.

$33.00

Fables de La Fontaine; Peint et ecrit Marie Angel
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Fables de La Fontaine; Peint et ecrit Marie Angel

By Fontaine, Jean de

Boston: Alphabet Press, 1981. Hardcover. Fine/fine. A Neugebauer Pressbook. [36] p.: color illustrations; 34 cm. Dark green cloth with printed paper spine label. White dust jacket with front cover reproducing illustrated title page. With separate 16-page stitched pamphlet containing the fables translated into English by Sir Edward Marsh. Slipcase covered in matching dark green cloth. Beautifully illustrated edition of 17 of Fontaine's fables in French, with separate English translation. Book is in Fine Condition: clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Fine Condition: clean and bright. Slipcase is in Near Fine Condition: slightly rubbed; clean and solid.

$36.00

The Evergreen Tales; or, Tales for the Ageless: The Tale of Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves -- The Ugly Duckling -- The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood
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The Evergreen Tales; or, Tales for the Ageless: The Tale of Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves -- The Ugly Duckling -- The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood

By Andersen, Hans Christian; Perrault, Charles

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1949. Hardcover. Fine/good +. Three volumes in one slipcase. The Tale of Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves; Being literally translated from the Arabic into French by J. C. Mardrus; and then translated into modern English by E. Powys Mathers; illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. vi, [3], 50, [2] p.: full-page and in-text color illustrations; 31 cm. Yellow cloth with blue spine title and cover illustration. Illustrated endpapers. The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen; Translated from the Danish by Jean Hersholt and illustrated by Everett Gee Jackson. 44, [4] p.: full-page and in-text color illustrations; 31 cm. Grey cloth with blue spine and cover titles, and cover illustration. The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood by Charles Perrault; Translated from the French by P. H. Muire and illustrated by Sylvain Sauvage. 43, [3] p.: full-page and in-text color illustrations; 31 cm. Red cloth with silver spine title; black decoration on boards. Red slipcase with printed brown spine label. This is number 631 of a limited edition of 2,500 copies printed for the Limited Editions Club; Ali Baba was printed at the Curwen Press and signed by the illustrator, Edward Ardizzone; The Ugly Duckling was signed by the translator, Jean Hersholt, and the illustrator, Everett Gee Jackson. A heavy set; for international shipping, it will have to be sent by priority international. Books are in Fine Condition: clean and bright. Slipcase is in Good+ Condition: separated along two joints; lightly soiled.

$232.00

The Pennsylvania German Fraktur of The Free Library of Philadelphia: An Illustrated Catalogue Compiled by Frederick S. Weiser & Howell J. Heaney [2 volumes]
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The Pennsylvania German Fraktur of The Free Library of Philadelphia: An Illustrated Catalogue Compiled by Frederick S. Weiser & Howell J. Heaney [2 volumes]

By Weiser, Frederick S.; Heaney, Howell J., compilers

Breinigsville, Pa: Pennsylvania German Society / Free Library of Philadelpha, 1976. Hardcover. Fine. 2 volumes: color illustrations (vol. 1) and black-and-white illustrations (vol. 2); 24 x 27 cm. Red cloth spines with gilt spine title; patterned paper over boards. Red slipcase with paper spine label printed in red. Publications of The Pennsylvania German Society, vol. X. A Bicentennial Publication of the Pennsylvania German Society and the Free Library of Philadelpha. This is no. 273 of the deluxe edition of 500 copies printed on rag paper, specially bound, and signed by the designer and the compilers: Richard Ellis, Howell J. Heaney, and Frederick S. Weiser. Photography by William B. Daub and Roert G. Hostetter; translations, except as noted, by Larry M. Neff and Frederick S. Weiser; designed by Richard Ellis. With: a full-size, color print of Eva Eisenhauer's Taufschein. Includes indices of personal and place names; artists and scriveners; printers, engravers, lithographers and publishers; and watermarks. Books are in Fine Condition: clean and bright. Slipcase is in Fine Condition: clean and intact.

$170.00

The Evergreen Tales; or, Tales for the Ageless: Saint George & the Dragon / William H. G. Kingston & Edward Shenton -- Dick Whittington & His Cat / Robert Lawson -- Beauty and the Beast / de Beaumont & Edy Legrand
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The Evergreen Tales; or, Tales for the Ageless: Saint George & the Dragon / William H. G. Kingston & Edward Shenton -- Dick Whittington & His Cat / Robert Lawson -- Beauty and the Beast / de Beaumont & Edy Legrand

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1949. Hardcover. Near Fine. Three volumes in one slipcase. Saint George & the Dragon; Retold by William H. G. Kingston and illustrated by Edward Shenton. 75, [3] p.: in-text color illustrations; 31 cm. Light grey cloth with red spine and cover titles; color illustrated pastedown on front cover. Illustrated endpapers. Dick Whittington & His Cat; Retold and Illustrated by Robert Lawson. 37, [1] p.: in-text color illustrations; 31 cm. Red cloth with purple spine and cover titles, and cover illustration. Illustrated endpapers. Beauty and the Beast by Mme. Le Prince de Beaumont; Translated from the French by P. H. Muire and Illustrated by Edy Legrand. 45, [1] p.: color pastedowns; 31 cm. Blue cloth with red spine and cover titles and decoration. Red slipcase with printed brown spine label. This is number 631 of a limited edition of 2,500 copies printed for the Limited Editions Club; Dick Whittington & His Cat is signed by the illustrator, Robert Lawson, and the general editor, Jean Hersholt. A heavy set; for international shipping, it will have to be sent by priority international. Books are in Near Fine Condition: spines are slightly sunned; front cover of Saint George & the Dragon slightly discolored; otherwise, clean and bright. Slipcase is in Near Fine Condition: corners lightly rubbed; clean and solid.

$191.00

Le Morte Darthur: The Story of King Arthur & of His Noble Knights of the Round Table; Written by Sir Thomas Malory; First Printed by William Caxton, Now Modernised, as to Spelling and Punctuation, by A. W. Pollard; Illustrated with Wood Engravings by Robert Gibbings, & Printed at the Golden Cockerel Press, London
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Le Morte Darthur: The Story of King Arthur & of His Noble Knights of the Round Table; Written by Sir Thomas Malory; First Printed by William Caxton, Now Modernised, as to Spelling and Punctuation, by A. W. Pollard; Illustrated with Wood Engravings by Robert Gibbings, & Printed at the Golden Cockerel Press, London

By Malory, Thomas

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1936. Hardcover. Fine. 3 volumes: illustrations; 32 cm. Dark blue cloth spines with gilt spine titles; blue-and-white paper over boards. Grey slipcase with printed paper spine label with title: Le Morte d'Arthur: The Story of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory. This is number 117 of a limited edition of 1,500 copies printed by the Golden Cockerel Press, with the engravings on wood by Robert Gibbings and signed by him. Books are in Fine Condition: clean and crisp. Slipcase is in Very Good- Condition: edges rubbed; one upper and one lower joint starting to separate; one lower corner bumped; lightly soiled; spine label is intact.

$397.00

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; The Original Middle English Text as Edited by A.C. Cawley and a Modern Verse Translation, with an Introduction, by James L. Rosenberg; illustrated by Cyril Satorsky
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; The Original Middle English Text as Edited by A.C. Cawley and a Modern Verse Translation, with an Introduction, by James L. Rosenberg; illustrated by Cyril Satorsky

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1971. Hardcover. Fine. xx, 101 [i.e. 202] pages, [12] leaves of plates: illustrations; 32 cm. Full coarse Irish linen with gilt spine title and dark brown spine decoration. Dark brown slipcase with printed paper spine label. This is number 1,036 of a limited edition of 1,500 copies printed by the Meriden Gravure Co. and signed by the illustrator, Cyril Satorsky. Frank J. Lieberman made the calligrahic initials and designed the book. Printed with the original text on the left, facing the modern English version on the right. With: the Monthly Letter of the Limited Editions Club for Dec. 1971, no. 449, and the leaflet with the description of this book. Book is in Fine Condition: clean and crisp. Slipcase is in Near Fine Condition: back section slightly soiled; otherwise, clean and solid.

$77.00

Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Philosophers: Schopenhauer; written by Elbert Hubbard
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Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Philosophers: Schopenhauer; written by Elbert Hubbard

By Hubbard, Elbert

East Aurora, N.Y.: Roycrofters, 1904. Hardcover. Very Good. [7], 130-153, [3] p.: tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Schopenhauer; 20 cm. Original brown cloth spine and grey paper over boards. Printed paper label on front cover with "Schopenhauer" in black and a decoration in red. Untrimmed edges. Title page has elaborately decorated border. Similarly elaborate initial at beginning of text. Colophon in red. "The borders and initials designed by Roycroft artists, portrait by Otto J. Schneider and the whole done into a printed book by the Roycrofters at their shop in East Aurora, Erie County, New York, in November of the Year MCMIV." -- from the colophon. This title was also issued as Little Journeys, vol. 15, no. 5, Nov. 1904. However, this is the much less common hardcover issue. In Very Good Condition: cover is lightly soiled; edges of spine lightly rubbed; pages are clean and bright.

$19.00

Rabbi Ben Ezra by Robert Browning
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Rabbi Ben Ezra by Robert Browning

By Browning, Robert

Edinburgh & London: T.N. Foulis, 1910. Paperback. Very Good -. Flint, Russell. 51, [3] p., frontispiece, illustrated title page, and 2 leaves of color illustrations; 18 cm. Illustrated paper covers with gilt spine and cover titles. Printed in red and black throughout. No date of publication. The frontispiece is dated 1910. Final 2 pages contain publisher's advertisements. This is listed as the sixth title in the Friendship Booklets series. In Very Good- Condition: cover is soiled; closed 0.5-cm. tear from fore-edge of front cover; chipping at ends of spine; half title slightly foxed; otherwise, internally clean and bright.

$36.00

Sonnets From the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning; With an Introduction by Louis Untermeyer and with Decorations Drawn by Valenti Angelo
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Sonnets From the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning; With an Introduction by Louis Untermeyer and with Decorations Drawn by Valenti Angelo

By Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good -. [64] p.; 38 cm. Blue cloth with gilt-stamped spine title and gilt-stamped author's initials on front cover. Slipcase covered in matching blue cloth. Each sonnet begins with an historiated inital printed in gilt, red, and blue. This is number 631 of a limited edition of 1500 numbered copies signed by the illustrator, Valenti Angelo. In Very Good- Condition: slipcase and spine of book are faded; 1 leaf (containing sonnets 5 and 6) is creased, with a closed 1-cm. tear from the fore-edge; clean and bright. A heavy book; for international shipping, it will have to be sent by priority international.

$67.00

Mon Frère Yves
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Mon Frère Yves

By Loti, Pierre

Paris: Calmann-Levy, 1925. Hardcover. Near Fine -. [6], 343 p.; 19 cm. Lavender pebble-grain cloth spine; leather spine label with gilt-tooled title. Marbled paper over boards in gilt, lavender, and maroon. Lavender endpapers. List of other works by the author on page facing title page. No date of publication; this edition is dated 1925 in WorldCat. Bookbinder's label on front free endpaper verso: Theo. Jirasko Relieure d'Amateurs, Lausanne. Former owner's name on blank page following front endpapers: Margaret Lowry. In Near Fine- Condition: tail of spine rubbed; pages are browning along edges; clean and tight.

$26.00

Souvenirs d'Enfance et de Jeunesse
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Souvenirs d'Enfance et de Jeunesse

By Renan, Ernest

Paris: Calmann-Levy, 1950. Hardcover. Near Fine -. [4], 365, [3] p.; 19 cm. Lavender pebble-grain cloth spine; leather spine label with gilt-tooled title. Marbled paper over boards in gilt, lavender, and maroon. Lavender endpapers. No date of publication. Includes the list of Oeuvres Completes d'Ernest Renan, which was published after the Second World War. Bookbinder's label on front free endpaper verso: Theo. Jirasko Relieure d'Amateurs, Lausanne. Former owner's name on blank page following front endpapers: Margaret Lowry. In Near Fine- Condition: small chip out of edge of spine label; pages are browning along edges; clean and tight.

$19.00

Le Missel d'Amour: Roman; Préface de Paul Bourget
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Le Missel d'Amour: Roman; Préface de Paul Bourget

By Cahuet, Albéric

Paris: Bibliothèque-Charpentier, 1925. Hardcover. Near Fine -. "Dixième Mille." viii, 215, [1] p.; 19 cm. Lavender pebble-grain cloth spine; leather spine label with gilt-tooled title. Marbled paper over boards in gilt, lavender, and maroon. Lavender endpapers. Bookbinder's label on front free endpaper verso: Theo. Jirasko Relieure d'Amateurs, Lausanne. List of other works by the author on page facing title page. Former owner's name on half title page: Margaret Lowry. In Near Fine- Condition: front joint rubbed at edge of spine label and head of spine; pages are browning along edges; clean and tight.

$19.00

Ambrose Bierce: The Wickedest Man in San Francisco
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Ambrose Bierce: The Wickedest Man in San Francisco

By Walker, Franklin

San Francisco: Colt Press, 1941. Hardcover. Very Good. [4], 45, [1] p., 1 folded facsimile of The Wasp; 25 cm. Red cloth spine with printed paper spine label. Patterned blue paper over boards. One of a limited edition of 550 copies isued from the Colt Press by William Roth and Jane Grabhorn in Feb. 1941. Printed in red and black with portrait of Ambrose Bierce on title page. Engraved bookplate of George Reed Salisbury on front fixed endpaper. In Very Good Condition: sunned along fore-edges of boards; slightly rubbed; spine label is intact; internally clean and crisp.

$57.00

A Box of Paints by Geoffrey Scott; With Drawings by Albert Rutherston
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A Box of Paints by Geoffrey Scott; With Drawings by Albert Rutherston

By Scott, Geoffrey

London: At the Office of the Bookman's Journal, 1923. Hardcover. Good. 36, [4] p.: color illustrations; 25 cm. Blue cloth spine with gilt-stamped spine title; grey paper over boards. Lacking dust jacket. This is one of a limited edition of 1,000 copies. Printed at the Curwen Press. Contains 15 poems with illustrations. In Good Condition: cloth is starting to fray at spine ends; starting to separate along front joint; front free endpaper creased; light foxing throughout; otherwise, clean and tight.

$19.00

The Girl with the Golden Eyes = La Fille aux Yeux d'Or; by Honoré de Balzac; translated by Ernest Dowson; illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley
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The Girl with the Golden Eyes = La Fille aux Yeux d'Or; by Honoré de Balzac; translated by Ernest Dowson; illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley

By Balzac, Honoré de

London: Privately Printed, 1929. Hardcover. Very Good. xi, [1], 145, [3] p., frontispiece and 7 leaves of plates: in-text illustrations; 25 cm. Gold textured cloth over spine with printed paper spine label; salmon paper over boards. This is no. 433 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies. Illustrated title page. Coypright 1929 by Herbert J. Williams. No date of publication. In Very Good Condition: lower corner of front board rubbed; paper over boards is lightly soiled; ding in lower edge of front board; shadow from title page on frontispiece; otherwise, clean and tight.

$88.00

The Works of Virgil, Translated into English Verse by Mr. Dryden; A New Edition, Revised and Corrected by John Carey Vol. I.
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The Works of Virgil, Translated into English Verse by Mr. Dryden; A New Edition, Revised and Corrected by John Carey Vol. I.

By Virgil

London: James Swan, 1806. Hardcover. Very Good. "Printed by James Swan, . . . for Vernor, Hood, and Sharp; Cuthell and Martin; J. Walker; Lackington, Allen, and Co.; R. Scholey; and Scatcherd and Letterman." [30], xcii, 223, [1] p., 3 leaves of engraved plates; 22 cm. Contemporary half calf with six spine compartments between gilt rules; brown cloth over boards with faintly embossed pattern. Gilt-tooled title in second compartment, "Dryden's Virgil," and volume number in fourth; blind-tooled decoration in other compartments. All page edges marbled. Brown endpapers. Extensive corrections by John Carey to previous editions on 20 unpaginated pages preceding dedication. Contains the Pastorals and Georgics. Small bookbinder's label on front fixed endpaper for J. Goodwyn, Tetbury. Armorial bookplate on front fixed endpaper for Charles Whitcombe. In Very Good Condition: edges rubbed; occasional minor foxing; clean and tight.

$36.00

The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [2 volumes]
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The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [2 volumes]

By Irving, Washington

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1895. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good -. Rackham, Arthur. 2 volumes: xix, [1], 294 p., frontispiece and 17 leaves of plates; vi, [2], 315, [1] p., frontispiece and 13 leaves of plates; 23 cm. White cloth with gilt-stamped spine and cover titles, and gilt-and-blue-green-stamped decorations on spine and front cover. Boards have bevelled edges. Top page edges gilt. Dark green endpapers. Burgundy cloth-covered dust jackets with gilt spine title. "Van Tassel Edition" -- at head of title pages. Each page is printed within red-and-green decorative border of leaves and flowers. Plates have captioned tissue guards. Illustrations include art by Arthur Rackham, Julian Rix, F.O.C. Darley, and Allan Barraud, and photographs by Joseph Jefferson and others. A beautiful edition. Books are in Near Fine Condition: upper bevelled edges are slightly dusty; tissue guards have left light shadows on facing pages; otherwise, clean and bright. Dust jackets are in Very Good- Condition: rubbed; starting to fray at some edges; lightly soiled.

$283.00

Sea Tales (The Pilot, The Red Rover, The Two Admirals, The Water-Witch, and Wing-and-Wing)
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Sea Tales (The Pilot, The Red Rover, The Two Admirals, The Water-Witch, and Wing-and-Wing)

By Cooper, James Fenimore

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co, 1904. Hardcover. Very Good -. 5 volumes: 473, 494, 532, 471, 494 p.; 20 cm. Bound in half green calf with marbled paper in blue, red, and gilt over boards. Six spine compartments between raised bands; gilt-tooled "Sea Tales" in second compartment, volume title in fourth, and floral decorations in the remainder. Top page edges gilt. Matching marbled endpapers. No date of publication, but this five-volume set, issued in red cloth or limp red leather, was advertised by the publisher in 1904. With: business card of Robert Ransford, C. Bischoff & Co., 229 N. Front St. (Philadelphia). In Very Good- Condition: edges rubbed; minor loss at some ends of spines; back joint of The Red Rover starting at head of spine; clean and tight.

$386.00

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