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cover of The Merry Wives of Windsor.

The Merry Wives of Windsor.

by Shakespeare, William. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson

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Published
1910
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£84.06

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New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, 1910. First trade edition of Hugh Thomson's elaborately illustrated rendition of Shakespeare's famed comedy. Quarto, original publisher's cloth, illustrated with 39 colored plates by Hugh Thomson. In good condition. Ownership inscription.
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cover of The Story of the Weathercock.

The Story of the Weathercock.

by Sharp, Evelyn. Illustrated by Charles Robinson

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Published
n.d.
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£63.05

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London: Blackie & Son Limited, n.d.. Early printing of Sharp's children's classic. Quarto, original publisher's decorated cloth, illustrated with sixteen color plates and numerous black-and-white illustrations by Charles Robinson. In good condition. Evelyn Jane Sharp (4 August 1869 - 17 June 1955) was a key figure in two major British women's suffrage societies, the militant Women's Social and Political… Read more
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cover of Hidden Faces.

Hidden Faces.

by Dali, Salvador

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Published
1944
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£63.05

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New York: The Dial Press, 1944. First edition of this novel by the legendary artist. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece by Dali. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Translated by Haakon M. Chevalier.
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cover of The Knave of Hearts.

The Knave of Hearts.

by [Parrish, Maxfield] SAUNDERS, Louise

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Published
1925
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£1,681.20

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New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1925. By 1900, Maxfield Parrish had become "recognized as one of America's most successful artists, achieving national popularity for his distinctively elegant style, detailed backgrounds and glowing colors" (Dalby, 42). He agreed to illustrate his friend Saunders' play "on account of the bully opportunity it gives for a very good time making the pictures.… Read more
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cover of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Signed Royal Christmas Card.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Signed Royal Christmas Card.

by Elizabeth, Queen and Prince Philip

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£3,362.40

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Royal Christmas and New Year Card with a mounted color reproduction of Sebastiano Ricci's The Holy Family. Signed by Queen Elizabeth, "Elizabeth R" and Prince Philip, "Philip." In near fine condition. The card measure 18.5 inches by 7.75 inches. The longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch, and the longest-serving female head of state in world history, Queen Elizabeth II ascended… Read more
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cover of Dior: Christian Dior 1947-1957.

Dior: Christian Dior 1947-1957.

by Salliard, Olivier [Christian Dior]

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Published
2017
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£231.17

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New York: Assouline, 2017. First edition, early printing of this monumental work on the famed fashion house. Folio, original boards, illustrated throughout. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Photograph by Laziz Hamani.
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cover of David Juniper Signed Led Zeppelin II Album.

David Juniper Signed Led Zeppelin II Album.

by Juniper, David. [Led Zeppelin]

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Published
2014
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£1,344.96

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Burbank, CA: Atlantic Recording Corporation, 2014. A fine example of Led Zeppelin's greatest albums which earned album cover artist David Juniper a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package. Lengthily signed on the front panel by album cover artist David Juniper, "The music of Led Zeppelin I had blown me away and so on spec, I mocked up a fold-out… Read more
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cover of Frog and Toad are Friends Original Sketch.

Frog and Toad are Friends Original Sketch.

by Lobel, Arnold

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Published
1970
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£4,623.30

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1970. Original sketch on archival paper of Toad, from the Lobel's beloved Frog and Toad series. One page, the sketch would be feathered on page 18 of Lobel's Frog and Toad Are Friends [New York: Harper & Row, 1970]. In fine condition. From the artist's estate. Rare. Written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel, each book in the Frog and… Read more
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cover of The Thistle: Andy Warhol 1949 Carnegie Institute of Technology Yearbook.

The Thistle: Andy Warhol 1949 Carnegie Institute of Technology Yearbook.

by [Warhol, Andy]

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Published
1949
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£1,050.75

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Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1949. Andy Warhol graduated with a degree in Pictorial Design from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1949. More than twenty years after his death, he remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture.
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cover of Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.

Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.

by Venturi, Robert; Introduction by Vincent Scully

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Published
1966
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£1,681.20

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New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1966. First edition of this essential document of architectural literature. Octavo, original gray cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Robert Venturi who has added a drawing of his mother's house on the dedication page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Vincent Scully. As Venturi's "gentle manifesto for a nonstraightforward architecture,"… Read more
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cover of Led Zeppelin: Live Dreams.

Led Zeppelin: Live Dreams.

by Ratner, Lawrence; Designed by Balazs Szabo [Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham]

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Published
1993
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£315.23

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Chicago: Margaux Publishing, 1993. First edition of this illustrated work from the Laurance Ratner collection of photographs. Quarto, original black cloth with decorative metallic bas relief frame designed by Balazs Szabo, slipcase. No. 30 from an edition limited to 2000 copies. Signed by Laurance Ratner and inscribed by Szabo in silver ink on front free endpaper, "To Lenny The… Read more
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cover of The Language Of Clothes.

The Language Of Clothes.

by Lurie, Alison

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Published
1981
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£819.59

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New York: Random House, 1981. First edition of Lurie's classic work about the clothes we wear and what they say about us. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated by Doris Palca. Signed by the author on the half-title page with the added words, "For thousands of years, human beings have communicated with one another in the language of dress. Alison Lurie."… Read more
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cover of Belt and Spur: Stories of the Knights of the Middle Ages from the Old Chronicles. [Fore-Edge Painting].

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London: Seeley, Jackson, & Halliday, 1883. Finely bound example of this classic on Knights and the Middle Ages. Octavo, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, inner dentelles, illustrated with six illuminations, all edges gilt. With a disappearing fore-edge painting which reveals a jousting scene. In near… Read more
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cover of The Ornamental Arts of Japan.

The Ornamental Arts of Japan.

by Audsley, George Ashdown

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Published
1883-84
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£2,101.50

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New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1883-84. Signed limited edition of Audsley's monumental work on the arts of Japan. Folio, bound in original black morocco, gilt titles and inlay design, raised bands, all edges gilt, illustrated throughout. Artist's Proof, 44 of 60 issued for American subscribers, signed by Audsley. In very good condition. Rare and desirable.
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cover of George Cruikshank’s Omnibus.

George Cruikshank’s Omnibus.

by Cruikshank, George

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Published
1842
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£504.36

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London: Tilt and Bogue, 1842.
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cover of The House For You To Build, Buy, or Rent.

The House For You To Build, Buy, or Rent.

by Sleeper, Catherine and Harold R

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Published
1952
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£63.05

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New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1952. Early printing of the authors' classic no-nonsense work on home ownership. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated by Henry Diamond and Lombard C. Jones. In near fine condition. This book is written to give the general public access to the store of specialized knowledge that architects gain through years of training and experience.… Read more
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cover of 18th Century French Nobility Patent.

18th Century French Nobility Patent.

by [de Carrara, Cajetau-Louis-Antoine]

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Published
November 13, 1710
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£2,311.65

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November 13, 1710. The French nobility was a privileged social class in France from the Middle Ages until its abolition on June 23, 1790 during the French Revolution. Families of the French nobility could have two origins as to their principle of nobility: The families of immemorial nobility and the ennobled families. Sources differ about the actual number of… Read more
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cover of Illuminated 16th Century French Book of Hours Manuscript Leaf. [The Annunciation of the Shepherds].

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Paris, c. 1500. Rare illuminated leaf from a 16th Century French Book of Hours, likely executed by Gilles and Germain Hardouyn. The detailed hand-painted miniature is elaborately decorated with gold leaf and depicts the Annunciation of the Shepherds on the recto. The verso contains text, illuminated initials and elaborate decorated borders. In near fine condition. The entire piece measures… Read more
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cover of The National Archives of The United States.

The National Archives of The United States.

by Viola, Henry J. Introduction by David McCullough

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Published
1984
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£105.08

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New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1984. First edition of this guide to the "nation's attic." Quarto, original cloth, illustrated with original photographs by Jonathan Wallen. Foreword by Robert M. Warner. Introduction by David McCullough. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To John Vernon, Herman J. Viola" and Robert M. Warner who contributed the… Read more
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cover of POPism: The Warhol ’60s.

POPism: The Warhol ’60s.

by Warhol, Andy and Pat Hackett

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Published
1980
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£1,891.35

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New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980. First edition of Warhol's sensational 1980 memoir. Octavo, original boards, illustrated with photographs. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author with a large drawing of a heart on the front free endpaper, "Best Wishes To Tim Andy Warhol." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. The man whose pictures, parties, films,… Read more
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