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American Indian Legends
Los Angeles, Limited Editions Club, 1968. Hardcover. Nearly square octavo (8-1/4" x 9-1/4") bound in natural wood veneer over boards with an undyed fawnskin leather spine. Selected, edited, and with an introduction by Allan A. MacFarlan. With 37 illustrations by Everett Gee Jackson, 27 of them printed in either three or four colors. Copy #1087 of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Ill.: Everett Gee Jackson. Spine sunned, as often the case with this title, and a little rubbed; a few nicks to the veneer. Very Good in a Very Good slipcase .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 015934
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.25 | £UK 59.25 | JP¥ 8328]
Keywords: Signed; Everett Gee Jackson; Illustrated Books; Fine Press; LEC; Native Americans Everett Gee Jackson Signed Americana Illustrated Books Native Americans

 
The American Museum: Or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, &C Prose and Poetical. Volume IV
Philadelphia, Mathew Carey, 1788. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (5" x 8-3/8") bound in contemporary tree calf with a gilt-lettered burgundy morocco spine label. Includes the July - December 1788 issues of this, one of the most important miscellaneous magazines of the eighteenth century. The subscriber's list includes George Washington and many of the important figures in early American history. Contains much related to the new country including the Bill of Rights, Constitutional Amendments, and the various states' ratification of the Constitution. Also articles on slavery and other matters. Early bookplate of the Library of the German Society on the front pastedown over two other early bookplates, one apparently another Philadelphia institution and the other a mystery; early ink library numbers on the front endpaper. Small hole on one leaf with loss of a few words; another leaf with clean tear and no loss. Light browning throughout. The G signature for Issue Two is duplicated at Issue Four with the resulting loss of the G signature for the latter issue. Front cover holding by two cords with the front edge darkened as is the spine. The leather is dry but has been treated and is now stable. Good to Very Good overall .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 013642
USD 625.00 [Appr.: EURO 559.5 | £UK 493.25 | JP¥ 69397]
Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: Colonial Americana; Early Bookplates; American Bookplates; American Politics American History American Imprints American Revolution 18th Century Literature

 
The Avicultural Magazine, Being the Journal of the Avicultural Society for the Study of Foreign and British Birds in Freedom and Captivity
London, R. H. Porter; later West, Newman, & Co. 1903 - 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Twelve octavo (5-1/2" x 8-1/2") volumes bound in early 3/4 maroon morocco leather and marbled boards with a gilt bird and lettering on the spines. Illustrated with numerous black-and-white reproductions and 85 color plates of birds, mostly chromolithographs, a number with hand-colored finishing. Laid in is a 1911 receipt for purchase of a subscription to this set beginning in 1911. Some rubbing to the corners and spines but generally a handsome set, the contents Fine .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 017487
USD 1875.00 [Appr.: EURO 1678.25 | £UK 1479.75 | JP¥ 208192]
Keywords: Birds; Ornithology; Fine Bindings Ornithology Birds Natural History Illustrated Books

 
The Ballads of Robin Hood
Cambridge, Limited Editions Club, 1977. Hardcover. Tall octavo (6-7/8" x 10-3/4") bound with a green buckram spine stamped in gold with a design created by David Gentleman who has also drawn a design of foliage printed on the paper covering the boards; 232 pages. Edited with an introduction by Jim Lees. Designed by John Dreyfus and printed at the Cambridge University Press under the direction of Harry Myers. Illustrated by Gentleman with 55 miniature line drawings accompanying the text and 8 full-page plates reproduced as auto-lithographs in 8 printings at the Curwen Studio in London. Copy #457 of 1600 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in. Ill.: David Gentleman. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with minor soiling .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 016150
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.25 | £UK 59.25 | JP¥ 8328]
Keywords: Signed; Legends; Fine Press; LEC; Color Plate Books David Gentleman Signed Illustrated Books Literature: English John Dreyfus

 
Beowulf
New York, Limited Editions Club, 1952. Hardcover. Tall quarto (8-1/2" x 12") bound in blue linen and a richly decorative patterned paper hand-made by Ingeborg Borjeson in Stockholm. Modern verse translation of this Anglo-Saxon epic by William Ellery Leonard. Text is printed in three colors with color auto-lithographs drawn on separated plates by Lynd Ward. Copy #333 of 1500. Issued unsigned. Monthly Letter laid in. Ill.: Lynd Ward. Fine, bright copy in glassine and a Near Fine slipcase .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 015869
USD 312.50 [Appr.: EURO 279.75 | £UK 246.75 | JP¥ 34699]
Keywords: Fine Press; LEC; Lynd Ward Lynd Ward Anglo-Saxon Literature Illustrated Books Literature: English Lynd Ward

 
Beowulf
New York, Limited Editions Club, 1952. Hardcover. Tall quarto (8-1/2" x 12") bound in blue linen and a richly decorative patterned paper hand-made by Ingeborg Borjeson in Stockholm. Modern verse translation of this Anglo-Saxon epic by William Ellery Leonard. Text is printed in three colors with color auto-lithographs drawn on separated plates by Lynd Ward. Copy #369 of 1500. Issued unsigned. Monthly Letter laid in. Ill.: Lynd Ward. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 018411
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 224 | £UK 197.5 | JP¥ 27759]
Keywords: Fine Press; LEC; Lynd Ward Lynd Ward Anglo-Saxon Literature Illustrated Books Literature: English Lynd Ward

 
Beowulf
New York, Limited Editions Club, 1952. Hardcover. Tall quarto (8-1/2" x 12") bound in blue linen and a richly decorative patterned paper hand-made by Ingeborg Borjeson in Stockholm. Modern verse translation of this Anglo-Saxon epic by William Ellery Leonard. Text is printed in three colors with color auto-lithographs drawn on separated plates by Lynd Ward. Copy #844 of 1500. Issued unsigned. Ill.: Lynd Ward. Fine in a discolored but intact, Very Good slipcase .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 018287
USD 187.50 [Appr.: EURO 168 | £UK 148 | JP¥ 20819]
Keywords: Fine Press; LEC; Lynd Ward Lynd Ward Anglo-Saxon Literature Illustrated Books Literature: English Lynd Ward

 
Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club 1929-1985
New York, Limited Editions Club, (1985). First Edition. Hardcover. Large quarto (9-1/2" by 13-3/4") bound in half Nigerian Oasis Goatskin and boards of hand-marbled paper by Faith Harrison, 182 pages. This bibliography contains a paragraph about each book in the series plus a cross-index by titles, authors, artists, designers, typefaces, printers, and binders. Copy #447 of 800 numbered copies, issued unsigned. Fine in a Fine cloth slipcase with suede lining .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 016117
USD 437.50 [Appr.: EURO 391.75 | £UK 345.5 | JP¥ 48578]
Keywords: Modern Firsts Bibliography Books on Books Fine Press Fine Bindings

 
The Book of Ballads
New York, Limited Editions Club, 1967. Hardcover. Tall octavo (6-3/4" x 10-3/4") bound in quarter blue buckram and decorated boards, 240 pages. A collection of 87 classic ballads from all over the world, but primarily from England and America, selected and edited by MacEdward Leach. Illustrated with 36 hand-colored woodcuts by Fritz Kredel. One of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Ill.: Fritz Kredel. Fine in lightly worn glassine and a Fine slipcase .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 001233
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.25 | £UK 59.25 | JP¥ 8328]
Keywords: Signed; Fritz Kredel; Limited Editions; Poetry; Ballads; Color Plate Books; Fine Press Fritz Kredel Signed Illustrated Books Hand-colored Literature: English

 
The Book of Psalms from the Authorized King James Version
New York, Limited Editions Club, 1960. Hardcover. 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. Ill.: Valenti Angelo. Fine in a Fine chemise and a slightly bumped, close to Fine slipcase .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 015786
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 224 | £UK 197.5 | JP¥ 27759]
Keywords: Signed; Religion; Limited Editions; Valenti Angelo; Fine Bindings; Psalms Valenti Angelo Signed Bible Color Plates Illustrated Books

 
The Book of the Dead: A Collection of Spells
New York, Limited Editions Club, 1972. Hardcover. Two quarto (8-1/4" x 12-1/4") volumes bound in black and red buckram, respectively, with identical Egyptian decorations stamped in pigment and metallic leaf in a slipcase covered with genuine cedar veneer. Edited and translated from the Egyptian hieroglyphics by Raymond O. Faulkner. Copy #1209 of 1500 numbered copies designed by John Dreyfus and printed at the Curwen Press. The text is accompanied by a separate volume in which are reproduced scenes painted in the original Papyrus of Ani at the British Museum, photographed for this edition by Peter Parkinson. The 24 panels have been mounted in the form of a concertina which unfolds to a length of 16-1/2 feet. Issued unsigned. Fine in glassine and a Very Good slipcase with a closed split along one back edge .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 017538
USD 187.50 [Appr.: EURO 168 | £UK 148 | JP¥ 20819]
Keywords: Egypt; Illustrated Books; Fine Press; Curwen Press; John Dreyfus Death Illustrated Books Classics Egyptian Literature

 
The Collection of the Garden Ltd. Magnificent Books and Manuscripts
New York, Sotheby's, 1989. First Edition. Unpaginated. Includes 308 lots, every item with color or B&W photographic illustrations, many full-page. List of sale results is loosely inserted. A magnificent collection that brought magnificent prices. Near Fine .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 008860
USD 62.50 [Appr.: EURO 56 | £UK 49.5 | JP¥ 6940]
Catalogue: Auctions
Keywords: Reference Books on Books

 
The Colophon. New Series: Vol. I, #1-4
New York, 1935-36. Hardcover. Pictorial Boards. Ill.: Facsimiles & plates. Very Good .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 005593
USD 93.80 [Appr.: EURO 84 | £UK 74.25 | JP¥ 10415]
Catalogue: Books on Books
Keywords: Facsimiles & plates Bibliography Illustrated Books Fine Press Sets

 
The Daily Ogden Junction
Ogden, Aug. 21, 1879. 4 pages. News includes an Indian attack on a Washington ranch and a barbarous attack by Ogden boys on a robin's nest, "the kind of material of which robbers and assassins are made." Wonderful & early piece of Western Americana. Ill.: Engraved ads. Occasional fading. Partial split along vertical fold. Very Good .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 002099
USD 37.50 [Appr.: EURO 33.75 | £UK 29.75 | JP¥ 4164]
Catalogue: Utah
Keywords: Engraved ads Newspapers Americana Western Americana Periodicals

 
The Dead Sea Scrolls
New York, Limited Editions Club, 1966. Hardcover. Small folio (7-7/8" x 12-1/8") bound in quarter rust levant morocco leather and heavy linen; 252 pages. Illustrated with 16 watercolors, including 8 double-page, and numerous line drawings by Shraga Weil. Created and illustrated in Israel. The first edition translated by Geza Vermes. Copy #39 of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in. Ill.: Shraga Weil. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Fine in a Fine slipcase .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 017789
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 179.25 | £UK 158 | JP¥ 22207]
Keywords: Signed; Bible; Limited Editions; Religion Shraga Weil Signed Illustrated Books Judaica Bible

 
[KELLER, HELEN] (FROST, ROBERT; DARROW, CLARENCE; ET. AL.)
Double Blossoms. Helen Keller Anthology
New York, Lewis Copeland Company, 1931. Second Revised Edition. Hardcover. An anthology of tributes to Keller by Robert Frost, Clarence Darrow, James Weldon Johnson, W. E. B. DuBois, Witter Bynner, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Rabindranath Tagore, and many others. SIGNED on the front endpaper in pencil, as always: "Cordially/Helen Keller." . Braille at the top of the front endpaper, possibly a previous owner's name. Light edgewear. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 015306
USD 625.00 [Appr.: EURO 559.5 | £UK 493.25 | JP¥ 69397]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; James Weldon Johnson, W. E. B. DuBois, Witter Bynner, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Rabindranath Tagore; Helen Keller; Anthology Modern First Editions Literature: American Modern Poetry Blind

 
Dove at the Windows: Last Letters of Four Quaker Martyrs
Lincoln, MA, Penmaen Press, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Tall quarto (8" x 11-3/4") in original cloth. Foreword by George Selleck. Illustrated with five woodcuts by Michael McCurdy. One of 24 copies of a total edition of 224 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. This copy is marked "MM" at the colophon and belonged to the publisher and illustrator, Michael McCurdy. Fine .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 015725
USD 187.50 [Appr.: EURO 168 | £UK 148 | JP¥ 20819]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Quakers; Americana; Michael McCurdy; Penmaen Press Limited Illustrated Books Woodcuts Fine Press

 
Dove at the Windows: Last Letters of Four Quaker Martyrs
Lincoln, MA, Penmaen Press, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Tall quarto (8" x 11-3/4") in original cloth. Illustrated with five woodcuts by Michael McCurdy. One of 24 copies of a total edition of 224 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. This copy is marked "GS" at the colophon and belonged to George Selleck who wrote the foreword to the book. With the four-page prospectus. Fine .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 005364
USD 187.50 [Appr.: EURO 168 | £UK 148 | JP¥ 20819]
Catalogue: Signed
Keywords: Signed; Quakers; Americana; Michael McCurdy; Penmaen Press Limited Illustrated Books Woodcuts Fine Press

 
Favorite Mother Goose Rhymes
Platt & Munk, (1937). First Edition. Pictorial linen. Printed on linen. Ill.: Eulalie. Very Good .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 007268
USD 62.50 [Appr.: EURO 56 | £UK 49.5 | JP¥ 6940]
Catalogue: Color Plates
Keywords: Eulalie Linen Children's Mother Goose Illustrated Books

 
Galleria Storica Dell'Italia Contenente in Cento Intagli Miniati I Fatti Piu Notabili Avvenuti Nel Corso Di X Secoli, Illustrati Di Descrizioni E Notizie
Firenze (Florence), David Passigli, 1846. First Edition. Hardcover. Two large quarto volumes (10" x 13-1/2") bound in contemporary full dark green morocco leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to the spines, the front and rear covers with elaborate ornamental designs and red morocco onlays. Illustrated with a printed color extra title page and 100 hand-colored plates depicting major figures and events of Italian history, the text pages framed with ornate designs printed in various colors. A handsome production with bright, colorful plates. Nearly all tissue guards present, occasional light foxing to margins of some plates but overall bright and clean. The bindings have some rubbing and light edgewear, the second volume with a partial split to the front joint and tear near the top of the spine. Very Good .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 018016
USD 3125.00 [Appr.: EURO 2797 | £UK 2466.25 | JP¥ 346986]
Keywords: Hand-Colored Plates; Costume Hand-Colored Plates Italian History Costume Plates Illustrated Books

 
Gilgamesh
Avon, CT, Limited Editions Club, 1974. Hardcover. Quarto (8-3/4" x 12-3/4") bound in ochre buckram stamped in brown pigment leaf with a reproduction of a 7th century B.C. cuneiform tablet mounted on the front cover. Translated by William Ellory Leonard. Illustrated with 9 three-color woodcuts and 7 part-page black-and-white woodcuts and linocuts reproduced from the work of Irving Amen. Copy #457 of 2000 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in. Ill.: Irving Amen. Some foxing to the bulked edge of the text. About Fine in glassine and a close to Fine slipcase with foxing to the backstrip .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 016358
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 112 | £UK 98.75 | JP¥ 13879]
Keywords: Signed; Color Plates; Woodcuts; Poetry; Ancient Literature Irving Amen Signed Illustrated Books Limited Editions Fine Press

 
Jim Dine Designs for a Midsummer Night's Dream
New York, MOMA, (1968). First Edition. Stiff wraps. Ill.: Color plates. Near Fine .
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Book number: 007289
USD 31.30 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 | £UK 24.75 | JP¥ 3475]
Catalogue: Modern Firsts
Keywords: Color plates Art Shakespeare 20th Century American Art

 
The Koran: Selected Suras
New York, Limited Editions Club, 1958. Hardcover. Octavo (6-3/4" x 9-3/4") bound in tan cloth impressed in two colors and gold with a traditional walletlike flap. Decorated and illuminated by Valenti Angelo including the use of genuine gold on the title page and the page facing the opening sura. Translated with notes and an introduction by Arthur Jeffery. Copy #844 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Ill.: Valenti Angelo. Owner blindstamp on the front free endpaper; split to the seam of the box which is now held together internally by tape. Near Fine in a Good publisher's clamshell box .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 018257
USD 62.50 [Appr.: EURO 56 | £UK 49.5 | JP¥ 6940]
Keywords: Signed; Koran; Valenti Angelo; Limited Editions Valenti Angelo Signed Religion Illustrated Books Fine Press

 
The Koran: Selected Suras
New York, Limited Editions Club, 1958. Hardcover. Octavo (6-3/4" x 9-3/4") bound in tan cloth impressed in two colors and gold with a traditional walletlike flap. Decorated and illuminated by Valenti Angelo including the use of genuine gold on the title page and the page facing the opening sura. Translated with notes and an introduction by Arthur Jeffery. Copy #333 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in. Ill.: Valenti Angelo. Very short split to seam of box. Fine in glassine and a Near Fine publisher's clamshell box .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 015762
USD 156.30 [Appr.: EURO 140 | £UK 123.5 | JP¥ 17355]
Keywords: Signed; Koran; Valenti Angelo; Limited Editions Club Valenti Angelo Signed Religion Illustrated Books Fine Press

 
The Koran: Selected Suras
New York, Limited Editions Club, 1958. Hardcover. Octavo (6-3/4" x 9-3/4") bound in tan cloth impressed in two colors and gold with a traditional walletlike flap. Decorated and illuminated by Valenti Angelo including the use of genuine gold on the title page and the page facing the opening sura. Translated with notes and an introduction by Arthur Jeffery. Copy #39 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in. Ill.: Valenti Angelo. Tasteful bookplate on the front pastedown. About Fine in a close to Fine publisher's clamshell box .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 014940
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 112 | £UK 98.75 | JP¥ 13879]
Keywords: Signed; Koran; Valenti Angelo; Limited Editions Valenti Angelo Signed Religion Illustrated Books Fine Press

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