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27th Annual 1980 Newport Jazz Festival Program
[New York], (1980). First Edition. Softcover. Illustrated program (8-1/2" x 11") with pictorial cover for the festival held then in New York City and Saratoga. Near Fine .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 018761
USD 18.80 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2133]
Catalogue: Jazz
Keywords: African-American Music; Black Music; Jazz Jazz Ephemera Music African-American Music

 
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 66.25 | £UK 60 | JP¥ 8510]
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 552 | £UK 499.5 | JP¥ 70913]
Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: Colonial Americana; Early Bookplates; American Bookplates; American Politics American History American Imprints American Revolution 18th Century Literature

 
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 #887 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 here to an even white. Very Good in a Near Fine slipcase with some sunning .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 018666
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 66.25 | £UK 60 | JP¥ 8510]
Keywords: Signed; Everett Gee Jackson; Illustrated Books; Fine Press; LEC; Native Americans Everett Gee Jackson Signed Americana Illustrated Books Native Americans

 
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 #842 of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Ill.: Everett Gee Jackson. Spine sunned and rubbed. Very Good, lacking the slipcase .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 018828
USD 37.50 [Appr.: EURO 33.25 | £UK 30 | JP¥ 4255]
Keywords: Signed; Everett Gee Jackson; Illustrated Books; Fine Press; LEC; Native Americans Everett Gee Jackson Signed Americana Illustrated Books Native Americans

 
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 #355 of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in. Ill.: Everett Gee Jackson. Bookplate tipped to front pastedown. Spine sunned, as often the case with this title; small strip of veneer lacking from rear cover. Very Good in a Fine slipcase .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 013813
USD 93.80 [Appr.: EURO 83 | £UK 75 | JP¥ 10643]
Keywords: Everett Gee Jackson; Illustrated Books; Fine Press; LEC; Native Americans Everett Gee Jackson Signed Americana Illustrated Books Native Americans

 
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 .
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Book number: 017487
USD 1562.50 [Appr.: EURO 1379.5 | £UK 1248.75 | JP¥ 177283]
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 66.25 | £UK 60 | JP¥ 8510]
Keywords: Signed; Legends; Fine Press; LEC; Color Plate Books David Gentleman Signed Illustrated Books Literature: English John Dreyfus

 
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 #887 of 1600 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in. Ill.: David Gentleman. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with a sunned backstrip .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 018664
USD 93.80 [Appr.: EURO 83 | £UK 75 | JP¥ 10643]
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 #844 of 1500. Issued unsigned. Ill.: Lynd Ward. Fine in a discolored but intact, Very Good slipcase .
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Book number: 018287
USD 187.50 [Appr.: EURO 165.75 | £UK 150 | JP¥ 21274]
Keywords: Fine Press; LEC; Lynd Ward Lynd Ward Anglo-Saxon Literature Illustrated Books Literature: English Lynd Ward

 
Bhagavad Gita: The Song Celestial. From the Mahabharata Being a Discourse between Arjuna, Prince of India, and the Supreme Being Under the Form of Krishna
Bombay, Limited Editions Club, 1964. Hardcover. Large octavo (7" x 10") bound in Indian silk hand-woven in a multicolor lotus-and-mango pattern,154 pages. In Sanskrit with an English translation by Edwin Arnold. Copy #894 of 1500 copies illustrated with 15 full-page hand-mounted color plates by Y. G. Srimati and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Ill.: Y. G. Srimati. Short paper split to front hinge. Near Fine in a Near Fine solander case with sunning to the backstrip .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 018726
USD 93.80 [Appr.: EURO 83 | £UK 75 | JP¥ 10643]
Keywords: Signed; Limited Editions; Indian Literature; Color Plates; Classics; Fine Press Y. G. Srimati Signed Illustrated Books Sanskrit Eastern Philosophy

 
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 386.25 | £UK 349.75 | JP¥ 49639]
Keywords: Modern Firsts Bibliography Books on Books Fine Press Fine Bindings

 
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 #887 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 close to Fine slipcase .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 018790
USD 231.30 [Appr.: EURO 204.25 | £UK 185 | JP¥ 26244]
Keywords: Egypt; Illustrated Books; Fine Press; Curwen Press; John Dreyfus Death Illustrated Books Classics Egyptian Literature

 
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. Copy #1087 of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in. Ill.: Fritz Kredel. Fine in lightly worn glassine and a Fine slipcase .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 001233
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 66.25 | £UK 60 | JP¥ 8510]
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 Ruth
New York, Heritage Press, (1947). Hardcover. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11") in pictorial cloth. Illustrated with 8 full-page color plates by Arthur Szyk. Ill.: Arthur Szyk. Fine in a soiled, Very Good slipcase .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 007149
USD 37.50 [Appr.: EURO 33.25 | £UK 30 | JP¥ 4255]
Catalogue: Bible
Keywords: Books of the Bible Arthur Szyk Color Plates Illustrated Books Arthur Szyk Heritage Press

 
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 #120 of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in. Ill.: Valenti Angelo. Fine in glassine and a Fine chemise and slipcase .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 018805
USD 312.50 [Appr.: EURO 276 | £UK 249.75 | JP¥ 35457]
Keywords: Signed; Religion; Limited Editions; Valenti Angelo; Fine Bindings; Psalms Valenti Angelo Signed Bible Color Plates Illustrated Books

 
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 220.75 | £UK 200 | JP¥ 28365]
Keywords: Signed; Religion; Limited Editions; Valenti Angelo; Fine Bindings; Psalms Valenti Angelo Signed Bible Color Plates Illustrated Books

 
Catalogue of the Books on Bibliography, Typography and Engraving, in the New-York State Library
Albany, Charles Van Benthuysen, 1858. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo in contemporary 1/2 black morocco leather with morocco tips; 143 pages. Scarce early American catalogue on the subject. Rubbed. Contents clean .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 002086
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 110.5 | £UK 100 | JP¥ 14183]
Catalogue: Printing
Keywords: Books on Books Engraving Bibliography Americana Typography

 
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 55.25 | £UK 50 | JP¥ 7091]
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 83 | £UK 75 | JP¥ 10643]
Catalogue: Books on Books
Keywords: Facsimiles & plates Bibliography Illustrated Books Fine Press Sets

 
Daguerroetype Magazine. Volume I, #2-12. 1847
New York. First Edition. Hardcover. Original cloth. Spine chipped. Good .
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Book number: 003708
USD 187.50 [Appr.: EURO 165.75 | £UK 150 | JP¥ 21274]
Catalogue: New York
Keywords: Photography; 19th Century Photography New York City 19th Century Periodical Periodicals Magazines

 
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 33.25 | £UK 30 | JP¥ 4255]
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 #887 of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in. Ill.: Shraga Weil. Fine in glassine and a Near Fine slipcase with a sunned backstrip .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 018873
USD 231.30 [Appr.: EURO 204.25 | £UK 185 | JP¥ 26244]
Keywords: Signed; Bible; Limited Editions; Religion Shraga Weil Signed Illustrated Books Judaica Bible

 
The Declaration of Independence & the Articles of Confederation As Published in the Annual Register... For the Year 1776
London, J. Dodsley, 1779. Second Edition. Hardcover. Bound in contemporary calf-backed boards. Though not a First Edition, still an early eighteenth-century printing of one of the most desirable volumes of this prestigious series as this year contains two of the most important documents in American history. Where the text states "The history of the present ----- of --------- ------------- is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations," someone has added in ink in an early hand "King of Great Britain. Early ink name crossed out on the title page, light to moderate foxing; pages 255 to 258 in the second section lacking, otherwise complete with the entire text of the Declaration and the Articles present. Binding tight with some wear but easily Very Good .
Charles AgventProfessional seller
Book number: 018517
USD 937.50 [Appr.: EURO 827.75 | £UK 749.25 | JP¥ 106370]
Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: 18th Century Literature; Colonial Americana; Independence; American History Americana Declaration of Independence American Politics American Revolution

 
[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 552 | £UK 499.5 | JP¥ 70913]
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

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