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    $1,562.50

    NESTS AND EGGS OF BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES by GENTRY, Thomas

    Philadelphia: J. A. Wagenseller, 1882. First Edition. Hardcover. Rear cover split and loose but holding; plates vary from clean to lightly foxed. Very Good. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11-1/2") bound in publisher's decorated cloth, lacking the spine which is here covered with binder's tape. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author, a detailed chromolithographic title page, and 54 gorgeous chromolithographs of birds and their nests with eggs, all protected with a tissue guard. Bennett (p. 44): "Drawings done chiefly by Mr. Edwin Sheppard of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, acknowledged as the best ornithological artist in America.


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    $15.00

    Henri Matisse by Jean Selz

    New York: Crown Publishers, 1960. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Not dated, but published in 1960. Fine condition with previous gift inscription on blank FFEP dated 1964, no other marks or writing on any pages, clean, no foxing, tight binding. The dust jacket has minor edge wear, tiny 3mm tear upper front near spine, tiny 3mm x 4mm loss at bottom of spine. The book has 95 pages and many color illustrations of paintings by Matisse. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED.


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    $10.00

    Encyclopedia Of Painting. Painters and Painting of the World from Prehistoric Times o the Present Day by Bernard S. Meyers (editor)

    New York: Crown Publishers, 1955. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST PRINTING OF First Edition. The book is in FINE condition with no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, clean, no foxing, tight binding. The dust jacket has edge wear and rubbing, some loss at corners and spine ends. The book has 511 + 1 pages, very many color illustrations of paintings. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED.


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    $1,875.00

    THE EVERGREEN TALES, OR TALES FOR THE AGELESS by HERSHOLT, Jean (editor). (Edward ARDIZZONE; Fritz EICHENBERG; Fritz KREDEL; Robert LAWSON; Arthur SZYK; et. al.)

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1949-1952. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine slipcases. The complete 15 volume set in 5 red paper-covered slicases, small folio (8" x 12"), in various full color linen bindings. Includes "Hansel & Gretel," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Ugly Duckling," "Pandora's Box," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Story of Aladdin," "The Three Bears," and seven others. All illustrations are in color with some hand-colored and some ORIGINAL COLOR LITHOGRAPHS. Each is copy #216 of 2500 or 2000 numbered copies with many of the copies signed by the illustrators and/or the editor. The editor has SIGNED nine of the volumes. Illustrators who have SIGNED are Fritz Eichenberg, Everett Gee Jackson, Edward Ardizzone, Rafaello Busoni, Robert Lawson, and Ervine Metzl. Arthur Szyk and Fritz Kredel have not signed. Scarce to find a complete set, especially with all volumes having the same number and in this condition.


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    $35.00

    The Alps And Alpinism by Lukan, Karl

    New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1968. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. FIRST PRINTING of First Edition. The book is in fine condition with no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, clean, no foxing, solid binding. The dust jacket is in nice condition with minor rubbing tips corners, tiny loss tips two corners, clean. The book measures 283mm tall x 285mm, and has 200 pages, 283 b/w & 12 color photos (tipped in) & several illustrations. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED.


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    $56.30

    NEW YEARS TO CHRISTMAS IN HOLIDAY LAND by DENTON, Clara J

    Chicago: Albert Whitman & Co., (1928). First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Eleanore Mineah Hubbard. Pictorial cloth, 253 pages. Illustrated throughout by Eleanore Mineah Hubbard Including 5 color plates.


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    $45.00

    Die Katakomben Von Neapel -- FIRST EDITION by Hans Achelis

    Leipzig: Verlag Karl W. Hiersemann, 1936. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. FIRST PRINTING of First Edition. Ex-library bound in heavy black cloth with gilt lettering spine. Library bookplate on front pastedown, library perforated blindstamp on title page and on a couple other pages, no library marks on any of the illustration plates, no underlining or writing on any pages, no foxing, plates are clean and bright, solid binding. Generally nice condition. The book is very large weighing almost 7 pounds and measuring 370mm tall x 295mm. It has 101 pages of text followed by 60 plates (each full page in size with blank versos) of which 40 are in full color. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED.


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    $31.30

    THE GOLDEN COCKEREL by PUSHKIN, Alexander

    New York: Heritage Press, [1950]. Hardcover. Fine in glassine and a Very Good slipcase. Edmund Dulac. Small folio in decorated boards. Illustrated with color plates by Edmund Dulac


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    $400.00

    Scenes From The Snow-Fields: Being Illustrations Of The Upper Ice-World Of Mont Blanc, From Sketches Made On The Spot In The Years 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858; With Historical And Descriptive Remarks, And A Comparison Of The Chamonix And St. Gervais Routes by Coleman, Edmund T

    Bern: Kümmerly & Frey, 1985. Reprint . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Coleman, Edmund T. . 1985 deluxe facsimile reprint. Excellent reprint of one of the scarcest books in the literature of mountaineering. This reprint has the publisher's introduction in german but all of the original text from the Coleman original is in English. Edition limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the editor of this edition, Gherardo Priuli. Original maroon imitation leather clamshell slipcase with gilt lettering front, debossed borders & corner decorations front & rear, grey imitation leather spine with gilt lettering, inside leaves are unbound as issued contained in a dark brown wrapper with gilt lettering on front. CONDITION: fine condition with no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, clean, no rubbing, no foxing, no tears, no creases. The large case is in fine condition.


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    $60.00

    Adventures of Joseph-Alexandre de Chabrier de Peloubet at the Time of the French Revolution. Together with Some Account of His Forebearers in France & the Founding of the Peloubet Family in America by Small, Harold A. (editor)

    San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1953. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. FIRST EDITION, One of 185 copies. Original 1/4 cloth over patterned boards with paper spine label printed in red. The book measures 285mm tall and has 70 pages + [3], color coat of arms illustration, tinted frontis, 1 b/w sketch. There is fading to the lettering on the spine label otherwise the book is in excellent condition with clean covers, solid binding, no foxing, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED.


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    $195.95

    JORROCK'S JAUNTS AND JOLLITIES; BEING THE HUNTING, SHOOTING, RACING, DRIVING, SAILING, EATING, ECCENTRIC AND EXTRAVAGANT EXPLOITS OF THAT RENOWNED SPORTING CITIZEN, MR. JOHN JORROCKS [16 COLOR PLATES] by [Surtees, Robert Smith]

    London: George Routledge and Sons. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1869. Hardcover. hand colored plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; viii, 291, [1] pages; Jorrock's Jaunts and Jollities; being the Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eating, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits of that renowned Sporting Citizen, Mr. John Jorrocks . All 16 brightly hand colored full page plates, engraved and etched by Henry Aiken, present and VF with light marginal toning. Lt brown calf leather over marbled boards. .


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    $59.50

    Cathedral Cities of Italy by Collins, W.W

    New York, NY: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Size is 8vo. 56 COLOR Plates by Author. (full book description) Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, NY, 1913. 1st Ed. (U.S.) Later Printing, VG/Good, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size is 8vo, 395pp(Index). 56 COLOR Plates by Author. Minor DJ chipping head/foot of spine, at fore-edge corners, o.w. clean & tight. COLOR Plates BEAUTIFULL!! Top edge gilt. [Color Plates; Italy; Cathedrals] SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!


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    $102.85

    HILLINGDON HALL OR THE COCKNEY SQUIRE. A TALE OF COUNTRY LIFE. [COLOR PLATES] by (Surtees, Robert. )

    London: John C. Nimmo. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1899. Hardcover. color; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Contemp 3/4 scarlet morocco leatehr & marbled bds, spine gilt, T. E. G; joints rubbed, extremities scuffed. With 12 color plates. Internally clean and bright with. Plates collated and in VG condition. Owner's bookplate and ownership signatures on fep.. .


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    $93.80

    THE GOLDEN BOUGH. A STUDY IN MAGIC AND RELIGION by FRAZER, Sir James George

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1970. Hardcover. About Fine in glassines and an intact slipcase that is badly pitted on the backstrip not affecting its structural integrity or of course the books themselves. James Lewicki. Two large quarto (7-3/4" x 11-1/4") volumes bound in black and gold buckram; 478 and 494 pages. Introduction by Stanley Edgar Hyman. Illustrated by James Lewicki with 24 full- color paintings in mixed media, including 8 double spreads, plus 26 partial-page line drawings. Copy #333 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.


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    $312.50

    REPORT ON THE BIRDS OF PENNSYLVANIA. WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE FOOD-HABITS, BASEDON OVER FOUR THOUSAND STOMACH EXAMINATIONS by WARREN, B. H

    Harrisburg, PA: E. K. Meyers, 1890. Second Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Large octavo (6" x 9-1/4") in original marbled boards with a new black leather spine and corners. Illustrated with 98 (of 99) color plates and one B&W plate. Plate #24 of the Kingfisher is lacking. The preferred edition because of the additional color plates after Audubon not in the First Edition.


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    $375.00

    REPORT ON THE BIRDS OF PENNSYLVANIA. WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE FOOD-HABITS, BASEDON OVER FOUR THOUSAND STOMACH EXAMINATIONS by WARREN, B. H

    Harrisburg, PA: E. K. Meyers, 1890. Second Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Large octavo (6" x 9-1/4") in original publisher's green cloth. Illustrated with 99 color plates and one B&W plate. The preferred edition because of the additional color plates after Audubon not in the First Edition.


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    $312.50

    THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE OR, MEDITATIONS ON TRANSCENDENTAL GASTRONOMY by BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1949. Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedown; spine a little dry with one small rubbed spot along the edge. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Sylvain Sauvage. Royal octavo (7" x 10-1/2") bound in pictorial boards backed with first-quality English pigskin leather. Newly translated and annotated by M. F. K. Fisher with a preface by her as well. Charming color illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Copy #39 of 1500 issued unsigned as Sauvage died before the edition was published.


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    $156.30

    THE ART OF WALT DISNEY FROM MICKEY MOUSE TO THE MAGIC KINGDOMS by FINCH, Christopher

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1973). First Edition. Hardcover. Crease in rear acetate dustwrapper flap with a small section missing at the top of the rear cover. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Heavy folio (10-1/2" x 13-1/2") bound in white cloth with wooden cutouts on the cover and protective acetate lettered dustwrapper; 458 pages. Profusely illustrated, 351 plates in color. Based on hundreds of interviews with Disney staff members past and present, this story of Walt Disney and his company's vast artistic achievements through the decades contains more than 800 illustrations ranging from concept art to film stills to views of the theme park attractions.


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    $50.00

    SOUTH CAROLINA BIRD LIFE by SPRUNT, Alexander Jr. & CHAMBERLAIN, E. Burnham

    Columbia: University of South Carolina, (1970). cloth. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper with sunned spine. The Revised Edition with a 69-page supplement by E. Milby Burton. Quarto (6-3/4" x 9-3/4"). xx, [ii], 655 pages. This comprehensive survey is illustrated with many color plates of original paintings by Francis Lee Jaques, Roger Tory Peterson, Edward von S. Dingle, and John Henry Dick, as well as numerous black-and-white photographs.


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    $156.30

    NOSTROMO. A TALE OF THE SEABOARD by CONRAD, Joseph

    San Francisco: Limited Editions Club, 1961. Hardcover. Mild sunning to the spine. About Fine in a Very Good silver-paper slipcase. Lima de Freitas. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11-1/8") bound in sea-green rough linen cloth stamped in aluminum foil on the front cover and backed with genuine brown marine burlap with a turquoise linen label also stamped in aluminum; 408 pages. Designed by Adrian Wilson with the text printed on Basingwerk Parchment imported from the Abbey Mills in North Wales. Introduction by Rupert Croft-Cooke. This is copy #887 of 1500 illustrated with 65 pen drawings by Lima de Freitas, 25 reproduced in full color, and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.


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    $43.80

    AH, WILDERNESS! by O'NEILL, Eugene

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1972. Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Fine in a lightly soiled slipcase. Shannon Stirnweiss. Quarto (8" x 11") bound in blue linen with decorated paper sides; 186 pages. Copy #39 of 1500 numbered copies designed by Adrian Wilson and illustrated with four double-page and four full-page oil paintings by Shannon Stirnweiss. SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.


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    Through Historic Years With Eliza Ferry Leary by Wagner, Laura Virginia

    Seattle: Frank McCaffrey at his Dogwood Press, 1934. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. FIRST EDITION. The book is clean, no rubbing, no foxing, solid binding, no owner marks or writing on any pages. It has 93 pages and 8 b/w photos. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED.


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    $250.00

    THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE OR, MEDITATIONS ON TRANSCENDENTAL GASTRONOMY by BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine with a few small rubbed spots. About Near Fine in a Very Good slipcase with a darkened backstrip. Sylvain Sauvage. Royal octavo (7" x 10-1/2") bound in pictorial boards backed with first-quality English pigskin leather. Newly translated and annotated by M. F. K. Fisher with a preface by her as well. Charming color illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Copy #1076 of 1500 issued unsigned as Sauvage died before the edition was published.


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    $4,800.00

    AJANTA FRESCOES, being reproductions in colour and monochrome of frescoes in some of the caves at Ajanta after copies taken in the years 1909-1911 -- FIRST EDITION by Lady Herringham

    London: Humphrey Milford (Oxford University Press), 1915. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. FIRST PRINTING of the RARE First Edition -- "limited to 600 copies, of which 350 only are for sale". Ex-library book bound in sturdy brown buckram with gilt lettering spine, pages and plates not trimmed, library bookplate on front pastedown, library perforated blindstamp on title page, no library marks or stamps on any plates, no writing or underlining, complete with all pages and plates, no foxing, solid binding. Some diffuse grubbiness on title page and in margins of a couple other pages (not heavy or obstructing). I am not certain, but I suspect this book was issued originally with all pages & plates loose. Each page in this example has been meticulously hinged such that all pages/plates open easily without bending or stressing the page paper. This is a very large book that weighs almost 7 pounds and measures 18.5 inches tall x 15.8 inches (470mm tall x 402mm). The book has 28 pages of introductory text, 15 full page plates in color, 27 full page plates in monochrome, and 1 collotype plate. Generally nice condition. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED.


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