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    $37.50

    THE BOOK OF RUTH

    New York: Heritage Press, (1947). Hardcover. Fine in a soiled, Very Good slipcase. Arthur Szyk. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11") in pictorial cloth. Illustrated with 8 full-page color plates by Arthur Szyk


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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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    $31.30

    MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY by NORDHOFF, C. B. & HALL, J. N

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1947. Hardcover. Rubbing and cracking with some loss to the spine which is dry. Good in a Very Good slipcase. Fletcher Martin. Bound in full sheepskin with gilt decoration on the front cover and spine. Copy # 844 of 1500 illustrated with 16 full-page color plates and a number of line drawings in the text by Fletcher Martin. SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page.


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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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    $125.00

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

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1970. Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedowns. Fine in a Fine slipcase. 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 #39 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.


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    $1,062.50

    INK & BLOOD. A BOOK OF DRAWINGS by SZYK, Arthur

    New York: The Heritage Press, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Some rubbing to the spine with light wear at the heel, contents bright and fresh. Better than Very Good in a Fine slipcase. Arthur Szyk. Quarto (9" x 12-1/2") bound in full black morocco leather with gilt-lettering on the spine and attractive batik endpapers housed in a slipcase covered with the same batik paper. Illustrated with 74 full-page plates, most in sepia with 6 in color and pasted in, by Arthur Szyk. The images mostly depict German, Italian, and Japanese fascists in action. One of 1000 SIGNED copies, this copy INSCRIBED by Szyk to Mr. and Mrs. Morris E. Ginsberg.


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    $56.30

    AH, WILDERNESS! by O'NEILL, Eugene

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1972. Hardcover. Fine in glassine and lightly soiled slipcase. Shannon Stirnweiss. Quarto (8" x 11") bound in blue linen with decorated paper sides; 186 pages. Copy #533 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. Monthly Letter laid in.


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    $250.00

    THE BOOK OF PSALMS FROM THE AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1960. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine chemise and a slightly bumped, close to Fine slipcase. Valenti Angelo. Duodecimo (4-1/8" x 6-1/4") bound in full orange morocco leather with gilt lettering on the spine and an elaborate design of King David and his harp blindstamped on both covers. Preface by Mark Van Doren. Illustrated by Valenti Angelo. Copy #333 of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.


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    $168.80

    NOSTROMO. A TALE OF THE SEABOARD by CONRAD, Joseph

    San Francisco: Limited Editions Club, 1961. Hardcover. Touch of sunning to the spine. About Fine in a Near Fine silver-paper slipcase with a scratch on one side. 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 #120 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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    $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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    $80.00

    Our Nurse's Picture Book. Containing The Babes in the Wood, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Tom Thumb, and Puss in Boots with Twenty-four Pages of Illustrations. by (Various Authors)

    London: George Routledge and Sons Nd. but circa 1880s. Unpaginated but each story individually page-numbered. Blue cloth, gilt lettering to cover and spine and gilt Puss In Boots illustration on cover, black decoration. Wear to spine ends and corners, spine and portions of covers darkened, rear cover partly stained. Contents toned, endpapers foxed, some offsetting of chromolithographs to opposite blank pages, not affecting any text, pencilled inscription on front free endpaper. Full page chromolithographs by Kronheim & Co. of London are clean, unblemished, and very bright. The interior of this book is well preserved and the binding is sound.. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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    $75.00

    THE TEMPTATION OF ST. ANTHONY by FLAUBERT, Gustave

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in an intact, Good slipcase. Warren Chappell. Small folio (8-1/4" x 12-1/2") bound in full tan linen stamped in gold, red, and black. Translated by Lafcadio Hearn. Designed and illustrated with color lithographs by Warren Chappell. Copy #1265 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page.


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    $350.00

    Charles Darwin 1809-1882 A Centennial Commemorative -- NEW in publisher's packing by Darwin, Charles

    Wellington: Nova Pacifica, 1982. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket Issued. 1982 FIRST EDITION deluxe binding in publisher's slipcase. New condition, straight from publisher's shipping box (still present), kept in climate controlled storage for years. Never used. With publisher's original packing & shipping review/delivery confirmation slip. No fading, no wear, no foxing, no owner marks, no bumps. New condition. Big volume: the book measures 320mm tall x 248mm and has 376 pages, b/w frontispiece portrait of Darwin, 27 color plates (1 is folding), many in-text illustrations, index. Complete as issued, nothing missing. Edition of 750 numbered copies with limitation page at end. Original black leather spine and corners, blue cloth boards, spine with 5 raised bands and gilt decorations, blue and black title patches lettered in gilt, marbled EPs, matching publisher's slipcase. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK SET BEING OFFERED. Big, heavy set.


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    $2,500.00

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

    Philadelphia: J. A. Wagenseller, 1882. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11-1/2") bound in recent 3/4 green morocco leather and marbled boards. Illustrated with a detailed chromolithographic title page and 54 gorgeous chromolithographs of birds and their nests with eggs, all protected with tissue guards. 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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    $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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    $312.50

    THE BOOK OF JOB by BIBLE

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1946. Hardcover. Tthe spine is darkened but with none of the rubbing or wear often encountered with this title. Near Fine in a Very Good slipcase with some abrasion to the gold paper on the edges. Arthur Szyk. Small folio (8-1/2" x 12") bound in half white sheepskin leather with sheepskin corners, gilt-stamped, and gilt-decorated smooth vellum paper sides. Copy #845 of 1950 copies illustrated with 8 busy and striking color plates by Arthur Szyk, each placed by hand in the book, and SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page.


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    $15.00

    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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    $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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    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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    $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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    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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    $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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    The Clans Under the Patronage of the Highland Society of London [Clans of the Scottish Highlands]. Parts XI and XII by Logan, James

    London: Ackermann and Co. Original Wraps. Poor. R.R. McIan. Two volumes, separate, in original stiff wraps with a thin cloth binding. Thess volumes appears to be whole unto themselves, labeled Part XI and XII at the upper left corner of the cover, and perhaps issued either before or separately and in conjunction with the two volume work by the same author and illustrator. No bibliographic information pertaining to these particular pieces, or any publications of this work in parts, could, at the present, be found. Part XI has three full color illustrated plates, a black and white illustrated cover, a first and last blank endpaper, 6 pages of text for two of the clans, with 4 pages of text for the third. The three clans in this part are the Clann Mhoraidh-the Murrays, The Mac Donalds, and Clann Pharlain- The Mac Pharlans. In POOR/FAIR condition. All pages are loose and DETACHED within the covers. There is very heavy wear to the extremities, especially along the fore edge. The wear is moderate to heavy chipping, mostly to the lower corner, with loss of the margins in this area, resulting in a rather tattered look in this section. The rest of the extremities have relatively minor wear, nothing close to the extent of the lower corner. The covers themselves are darkened and are soiled, with some scuffing as well. Very large dampstain covering almost the entire front cover, not affecting text or plates.The number 3 in pencil with a 2 inch underline and an initial are written in at the top left corner of the front cover. The rear cover displays some foxing and heavier soiling. The text is clean but the pages are darkened, as are the illustrated plates. The colors on the plate still appear vibrant, with the darkening noticeable around the page extremities. There is also some faint paint smudges on some of the pages, which I believe to have been from the coloring of the plates themselves. Overall a FRAGILE piece, in POOR/FAIR condition, with three color plates that are still attractive and vibrant. Part XII has three full color illustrated plates, a black and white illustrated cover, 2 blank endpapers, 6 pages, 4 pages, 4 pages of text, each corresponding with the clan they describe, as well as a blank page separating each illustration from the text. This volume appears to be whole unto itself, labeled Part XII at the upper left corner of the cover, and perhaps issued either before or separately and in conjunction with the two volume work by the same author and illustrator. Three clans are detailed in this volume: the Mac Donalds of Glenco, the Camerons, and the Lamonds. In POOR/FAIR condition. All pages are loose and DETACHED within the covers. There is very heavy wear to the extremities, especially along the fore edge. The wear is heavy chipping, mostly to the lower corner, with loss of the margins in this area, resulting in a rather tattered look in this section. The rest of the extremities have relatively minor wear, nothing close to the extent of the lower corner. The covers themselves are darkened and are soiled, with some scuffing as well. The number 3 in pencil with a 2 inch underline and an initial are written in at the top left corner of the front cover. The rear cover displays some foxing and heavier soiling and a dampstain along the fore edge. This dampstain is faintly evident on the front cover and is noticeable to the pages of text within, all within the fore edge margin. The text is clean but the pages are darkened, as are the illustrated plates. The colors on the plate still appear vibrant, with the darkening noticeable around the page extremities. There is also some faint paint smudges on some of the pages, which I believe to have been from the coloring of the plates themselves. Overall a FRAGILE piece, in POOR/FAIR condition, with three color plates that are still attractive and vibrant. Photos available upon request.


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    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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