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 AESOP, ET AL., Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others
AESOP, ET AL.
Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others
London, Bickers and Son, 1871. Full leather. Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others. In Three Parts. I. Fables Extracted from Dodsley's. II. Fables with Reflections in Prose and Verse. III. Fables in Verse. To Which are Prefixed The Life of Aesop, and an Essay upon Fable by Oliver Goldsmith. Faithfully Reprinted from the Newcastle Edition Published by T. Saint in 1784. With the Original Wood Engravings by Thomas Bewick, and an Illustrated Preface by Edwin Pearson. 12mo (7 1/4 in. tall); xl 312 pp. Full green morocco with elaborately gilt bordered panels with gilt turn-ins plus spine with gilt decorated compartments and raised bands. All edges gilt. Frontispiece, preface illustrations, vignette per fable and tailpieces are wood engravings from the original blocks by Thomas Bewick. Opens with Preface to 1871 Edition. Closes with Index. Marbled endpapers. Appears unread. Protected in clear wrapper. Spine shoulders rubbed, half-title gutter foxed, preliminaries and rear pages with trivial foxing. Regarded the father of modern wood engraving, Thomas Bewick brought new expressive possibilities to the declining art. Ancient Greek storyteller Aesop (circa 620-560 BCE) is thought to have created Western civilizations first morality tales. Near Fine with no dust jacket.
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Book number: 749
USD 199.00 [Appr.: EURO 169 | £UK 150.75 | JP¥ 22298]
Catalogue: Fine Bindings
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 ANDERSON, MARIAN, My Lord, What a Morning an Autobiography
ANDERSON, MARIAN
My Lord, What a Morning an Autobiography
New York, Viking, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Published by the Viking Press in October 1956 stated. Octavo. 8 1/4 in (21 cm) tall; viii 312 p. Association copy: front free endpaper with typed note signed by Gwendolyn Brooks states, "When I hear Marian Anderson sing, / I am a STUFFless kind of thing." Poet Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1950 and was the first African American woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1976, and received accolades such as the National Medal of Arts in 1995. Top edge light green. 8 consecutive black and white photographic plates unattributed. Tight, clean and square binding. Spine intact. Square corners. Heavy-stock pages largely pristine and unmarred with no bookplate, writing, foxing, salient marks, tears or folds. Clean endpapers. Dust jacket unclipped in clear protector. Spine ends lightly rubbed; edges with trivial flecks. Jacket with upper left corner lacking chip, extremities worn, rear panel with short closed tears, front flap with small 2M5 stamp. Highly acclaimed contralto, Marian Anderson (1897-1993) was the first African American to entertain at the White House in 1939 and the first African-American soloist at the Metropolitan Opera in 1955. Appointed goodwill ambassador in 1955, Anderson participated in the civil rights movement in the 1960s and sang at the March on Washington in 1963. Anderson received accolades including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 and the National Medal of Arts in 1986. In her autobiography, Marian Anderson relates how she overcame economic and racial barriers to become one of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century. Well-preserved first edition inscribed association copy with photos. Blockson 8094. Near fine/very good+.
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Book number: 815
USD 253.00 [Appr.: EURO 214.75 | £UK 191.5 | JP¥ 28348]
Catalogue: Black History
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 BELLOW, SAUL, Herzog
BELLOW, SAUL
Herzog
New York, Viking, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. First publication in 1964 stated on copyright page. First printing with no additional printings noted. First issue with first letter of each chapter in gray. Jacket $5.75; "Jacket design by Mel Williamson" on flap. 8vo (8 1/2 in.tall); 341 p. Stamped blue cloth. Top edge blue. Appears unread. Unclipped dust jacket in Brodart archival protector. An autobiographical novel, Herzog won the National Book Award for Fiction and the Prix International. Saul Bellow would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. Jacket head with small color loss, jacket tips with trivial color loss, flap edges with thin touch of sunning. Parker and Kermode p. 678-9. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 705
USD 209.00 [Appr.: EURO 177.5 | £UK 158.25 | JP¥ 23418]
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 BENES, BARTON LIDICE (ARTIST, AUTHOR), EMILY HAHN (FOREWORD), The Dog Bite a Dream Narrative with Twenty Linoleum Blocks
BENES, BARTON LIDICE (ARTIST, AUTHOR), EMILY HAHN (FOREWORD)
The Dog Bite a Dream Narrative with Twenty Linoleum Blocks
New York, Plain Wrapper, 1970. First Edition. Loose Pages. Folio (14 in. tall). Signed and limited #39/150. Artist portfolio, with 21 loose gatherings housed in a cardboard box covered in a delicate black paper skin. 19 linocuts printed on double leaves, each linocut signed by the artist. Heavy stock, cream, textured pages. Appears unread. Box cover with light chipping to edges and minor stress wrinkles. The Westbeth studio, where Benes lived for more than 40 years, has been reassembled at the North Dakota Museum of Art as a permanent installation. Signed by Artist(s), Author(s). Near Fine. No jacket as issued .
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Book number: 688
USD 289.00 [Appr.: EURO 245.25 | £UK 218.75 | JP¥ 32382]
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 BIBLE, History of the Bible
BIBLE
History of the Bible
Buffalo, NY, Phinney, 1857. Hardcover. Miniature. 64 mo. 2 1/8 in (5.4 cm / 54 mm) tall; x [2] 13-192 p. complete. Light brown cloth with gilt-stamped spine and blind-stamped boards. All edges trimmed. Frontispiece plus 23 black and white portraits and scenes with captions. Tight, clean and square binding. Graceful 1861 inscrption. Some small stains, page corner lacking. Sturdy, well-preserved and illustrated miniature. Adomeit A116. Very good .
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Book number: 810
USD 73.00 [Appr.: EURO 62 | £UK 55.25 | JP¥ 8180]
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 BIBLE, LONDON, A. F. (FOREWORD), VARIOUS (ILLUSTRATORS), The Holy Bible Containing the Old & New Testament & the Apocrypha
BIBLE, LONDON, A. F. (FOREWORD), VARIOUS (ILLUSTRATORS)
The Holy Bible Containing the Old & New Testament & the Apocrypha
Boston, R. H. Hinkley, 1911. Hardcover. In three volumes. 8vo (9 in. tall); [16], 1472; [4], 1229; [2], 1374 pp. Printed at the Ballantyne Press of London and Edinburgh. Publisher's binding of sienna morocco. Gilt and dark brown line and border designs to covers and spine with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Illustrated with 122 color plates. Marbled endpapers. Translated Out of the Original Tongues in the Year of Our Lord 1611. Volume I: Genesis to Esther. Volume II: Job to the Minor Prophets. Volume III: St. Matthew to Revelation, Apocrypha. Tips rubbed, blanks with touch of foxing, occasional small faint stain, occasional short tear. Volume II: trace sun and soil. Volume III: crown worn and some corners misfolded. The binding was designed in the Arts & Crafts style by Cedric Chivers of Bath. An excellent production of the English private press movement of the early 20th century. Very Good+. No jacket .
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Book number: 709
USD 153.00 [Appr.: EURO 130 | £UK 116 | JP¥ 17143]
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 DU BOIS, W. E. BURGHARDT, Darkwater Voices from Within the Veil
DU BOIS, W. E. BURGHARDT
Darkwater Voices from Within the Veil
New York, Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. 1920 on title page. Crown octavo. 7 1/2 in (19 cm) tall; viii 276 p. Tight and clean binding. Stands straight. Heavy-stock pages with no bookplate, writing, salient marks, tears or folds; no loose pages. Spine ends creased, corners rubbed, front fore-edge dented, pages a trace foxed and lightly toned. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) was the most influential black intellectual in American history. Scholar and reformer, Du Bois made pioneering contributions to sociology and history, and he helped to found the NAACP. Thought to best represent Du Bois' ideas, Darkwater collects ten roughly autobiographical essays, each accompanied by short fiction or poetry. Darkwater provides us with a relevant message about race and inequality in America. Essay on gender inequality. Well-preserved first edition. Blockson 2681. "Introduction" Darkwater 1999. Hart 238. Baechler and Litz p. 71-86. "Who Was W.E.B. Du Bois?" New York Book Review 2014. "Darkwater" WEBDuBois online 2017. Very good+ in no dust jacket .
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Book number: 820
USD 345.00 [Appr.: EURO 292.75 | £UK 261.25 | JP¥ 38657]
Catalogue: Black History
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 BORGES, JORGE LUIS; ANTHONY KERRIGAN (EDITOR, INTRODUCTION), Ficciones
BORGES, JORGE LUIS; ANTHONY KERRIGAN (EDITOR, INTRODUCTION)
Ficciones
New York, Grove Press, 1962. First American Edition. Hardcover. First printing stated. 1962. Unclipped 1st issue dust jacket, with no "ia" on rear panel, in Brodart archival protector. 8vo (8 1/4 in. tall); 174 pp. Top edge tan. Spine ends lightly creased. Jacket faintly rubbed, two 1/2 in. closed tears, interior flap edges thinly sunned. The most popular and best introduction to Borges' work. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 625
USD 295.00 [Appr.: EURO 250.25 | £UK 223.25 | JP¥ 33054]
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 BULFINCH, THOMAS (EDITOR), Poetry of the Age of Fable Collected by Thomas Bulfinch
BULFINCH, THOMAS (EDITOR)
Poetry of the Age of Fable Collected by Thomas Bulfinch
Boston, J. E. Tilton, 1863. 1/2 Leather. 16mo (6 1/2 in. tall); ix 251 [4 ads]. Finely bound in tan half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, plus gilt titled and double-bordered compartments on brown morocco spine. Top edge gilt; fore-edge untrimmed. Tissued frontispiece, two decorated pages and six in-text illustrations. Marbled endpapers. Ribbon marker. Opens with Preface and Index. Closes with List of Authors. Appears unread. Extremities lightly worn, illustrated bookplate, rear fly-leaf stamped 117. Poems are dedicated to The Legends of Classical Mythology, including Cupid, Icarus, Pandora, Prometheus, Styx and others. Poetry by Keats, Machiavelli, Milton, Shakespeare, Virgil and others. American writer Thomas Bulfinch is best known for his collections of mythology and fables. Very good+ in no dust jacket.
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Book number: 756
USD 87.00 [Appr.: EURO 74 | £UK 66 | JP¥ 9748]
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 CARROLL, LEWIS; MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL (ILLUSTRATOR), Alice in Wonderland
CARROLL, LEWIS; MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL (ILLUSTRATOR)
Alice in Wonderland
London, Paris, et al. Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1914. Hardcover. Deluxe edition. No date, circa 1914. Quarto. 9 1/2 in (24 cm) tall; 148 [8 ad] p. Bright green cloth with bright gilt decoration and lettering to bevelled front cover and spine. All edges gilt. 12 bright full-page color plates, headpieces, tailpieces, numerous in-text illustrations, and pictorial endpapers by Mabel Lucie Attwell. Clean binding. Heavy stock pages and plates largely clean and unmarred with no bookplate, writing, foxing, salient marks or folds. Clean edges. Clear protective cover. Extremities rubbed, binding just beginning to soften, free endpapers toned, book ownership with graceful signature, sporadic small smudging, two closed tears, plate with rough edges, two gaps between gatherings, rear hinge starting. Highly presentable deluxe edition of an illustrated classic. Very good+ with no dust jacket if issued .
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Book number: 826
USD 435.00 [Appr.: EURO 369 | £UK 329.25 | JP¥ 48741]
Catalogue: Illustrated
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 CARROLL, LEWIS; HENRY HOLIDAY (ILLUSTRATOR), The Hunting of the Snark an Agony in Eight Fits
CARROLL, LEWIS; HENRY HOLIDAY (ILLUSTRATOR)
The Hunting of the Snark an Agony in Eight Fits
London, Macmillan, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo (7 1/4 in. tall); xi 83 pp. [1 ad]. Publisher's buff cloth with pictorial front and rear covers with lettered spine. All edges gilt. Cover art, frontispiece and eight plates in black and white by artist Henry Holiday. Black endpapers. Head with 1/8 inch loss, tail creased. Front endpaper with barely visible bookseller's blind stamp, frontis and title page toned by lightly chipped tissue, title page with graceful name, few minor marks, few signatures strained. Poem considered an allegory for the search for happiness. NCBEL 978. Osborne p. 60. Very Good+. No jacket .
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Book number: 718
USD 675.00 [Appr.: EURO 572.5 | £UK 511 | JP¥ 75632]
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 CARROLL, LEWIS; PETER NEWELL (ILLUSTRATOR), The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems and Verses
CARROLL, LEWIS; PETER NEWELL (ILLUSTRATOR)
The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems and Verses
New York and London, Harper & Brothers, 1903. First Thus. Hardcover. First edition illustrated by Peter Newell. First printing stated. 8vo (9 in. tall); xiii 248 pp. Cream vellum-like paper covered boards with gilt lettering and decoration and spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt; others untrimmed. Color frontispiece with tissue guard plus 39 full-page toned black and white glossy plates by Peter Newell. All text pages with pictorially decorated borders in pale green by Robert Murray Wright. Spine sunned with ends rubbed, covers soiled with gilt decoration abraded, two leaves with faint stain, margin with 1 in. closed tear, 1903 initials and matching name, untrimmed edges toned. Includes poems and verses from Carroll's classics, such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Very good with no dust jacket.
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Book number: 752
USD 116.00 [Appr.: EURO 98.5 | £UK 88 | JP¥ 12998]
Catalogue: Illustrated
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 CARTER, MATTHEW, RICHARD GAYWOOD (ENGRAVER), Honor Rediviuus or an Analysis of Honor and Armory
CARTER, MATTHEW, RICHARD GAYWOOD (ENGRAVER)
Honor Rediviuus or an Analysis of Honor and Armory
London, Henry Herringman, 1660. Second Edition. Full calf. 16mo (6 1/4 in. tall); [x], 251 pp. "to be sould by Henry Herringman at the Ancker on the lowest side of the New-Exchange." Contemporary full calf with blind-stamped double ruled borders and spine extension to panels, and blind-stamped rules to spine. 48 engraved title, frontispiece, portraits and armorial woodcuts in text by Richard Gaywood. Manicules or tiny drawings of pointing hands in some margins (medieval highlighters). Ownership entries of Naphtaty Hart and Geo. Sheldon to title page. Upper panel joint ends starting to crack, head lacking small chip, margin corner lacking. Author Matthew Carter was a key figure in the Restoration of the English monarchy in 1660. Honor Redivivus (here spelled Rediviuus) was the most influential English heraldic reference of its time. There are sections on honor, titles of rank and nobility, the Knights of Europe (including the Knights of the Round Table, the Knights Templar, and the Crusader Knights of St. John), coats of arms and heraldic badges, and inns of court. DNB; ESTC R209970. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 698
USD 535.00 [Appr.: EURO 453.75 | £UK 405 | JP¥ 59946]
Catalogue: Law & Government
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 CAVE, HENRY WILLIAM, Golden Tips. A Description of Ceylon and Its Great Tea Industry
CAVE, HENRY WILLIAM
Golden Tips. A Description of Ceylon and Its Great Tea Industry
London, et al. Cassell & Company, 1904. Third Edition. Hardcover. 8vo (8 1/2 in. tall); xiv 476 [1 ad]. Cream cloth with gilt-stamped pattern of tea leaves over covers with beveled edges, plus gilt-stamped pattern of tea leaves over spine with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. 235 illustrations include a tissued portrait plus black and white photographs by the author. Forest green endpapers. Glossy heavy-stock pages. Exterior with trace soiling, inscription to half-title, two folds carelessly opened with tears, small address label plus barely perceptible place and date. Sought after photographer, Henry W. Cave describes the the landscape and people of Ceylon with regard to its tea industry. Near Fine in no dust jacket.
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Book number: 757
USD 87.00 [Appr.: EURO 74 | £UK 66 | JP¥ 9748]
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 THOREAU, HENRY DAVID; [SOPHIA THOREAU, WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING AND RALPH WALDO EMERSON (EDITORS)], A Yankee in Canada with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers
THOREAU, HENRY DAVID; [SOPHIA THOREAU, WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING AND RALPH WALDO EMERSON (EDITORS)]
A Yankee in Canada with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers
Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Three variant bindings. Duodecimo. 7 in (18 cm) tall; 286 p. Green publisher's cloth with gilt stamped lettering and decoration to spine, and blindstamped decorative borders and centered wreath to sides. Top edge stained green. Tight, clean and square binding. Intact spine. Square corners. Pages bright; no foxing. Brown-coated endpapers. Clean edges. Clear, protective cover. Spine with light spot. Front pastedown with two library rule plates of the period, front hinge with top inch tear, margins with intermittent smudges, few corner folds. First book appearance of "Civil Disobedience," which motivated Mohandas Gandhi to overthrow the British government, Martin Luther King, Jr. to lead the civil rights movement, and many others. Henry David Thoreau believed that when faced with an unjust government, it is a citizen's duty to break the law, to stop paying taxes, to go to jail, and to start a revolution if necessary. A lifelong abolitionist, Thoreau and his family participated in the Underground Railroad. After leaving Walden, Thoreau gave a lecture against slavery and against American imperialism in the Mexican-American War. This lecture would become the essay, "Civil Disobedience," emphasizing an individual's right to be true to their conscience. BAL 20117. Very good in no dust jacket if issued.
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Book number: 814
USD 925.00 [Appr.: EURO 784.5 | £UK 700 | JP¥ 103644]
Catalogue: Black History
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 CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS; NUNNESIUS, PETRUS JOANNES (COMPILER), Epitheta M.T. Ciceronis Collecta a P. Ioanne Nunnesio Valentino Cum Privilegio
CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS; NUNNESIUS, PETRUS JOANNES (COMPILER)
Epitheta M.T. Ciceronis Collecta a P. Ioanne Nunnesio Valentino Cum Privilegio
Venice, Aldus Manutius, Paulli F. Aldi N. [Aldo Manuzio the younger, Paolo's son, Aldine Press], 1570. Vellum. 8vo (5 1/2 in. tall); [16], 627, [5] pp. Contemporary vellum over paste boards. Flat spine, with three sewing bands, head lettered Epitheta M. T. Ciceronis Ald. 1570. Buff thread head and tail bands, over twisted gut, drawn and cut out into covers at hinges. All edges blue. White laid endpapers. Woodcut Aldine device on title page. Decorated initial on first page. Printed in italics. Graceful ownership Matthew Augustus to title page. Spine with wormholes, title upper gutter corner dampstain dissipates over 20 leaves, small penciled number, rear margin lacking corner. A classic work in Latin compiled by the Spanish Renaissance humanist Juan Pedro Nunez (Nunnesius). A compact edition devoted to epithets in Cicero's writings with reference to their location, interspersed with Greek quotations. Very Good+.
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Book number: 677
USD 1089.00 [Appr.: EURO 923.75 | £UK 824.25 | JP¥ 122020]
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 COLERIDGE, SAMUEL TAYLOR; WILLY POGANY (ILLUSTRATOR), The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts
COLERIDGE, SAMUEL TAYLOR; WILLY POGANY (ILLUSTRATOR)
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts
London, George G. Harrap, 1920. Full leather. Deluxe edition. Stunning work of art. Quarto. 9 3/4 in (25 cm) tall; unpaginated. No date, circa 1920. Printed by H. & J. Pillans & Wilson, Edinburgh. Fine binding in olive green morocco with bright gold-stamped ornamentation, lettering and jewel-toned accents to front cover; bright gold-stamped illustrations and letters to spine. Hand sewn headbands. Top edge gilt; others untrimmed. As befitting Coleridge's dramatic epic poem, Willy Pogany has extensively gilt tooled the spine and front cover with pictures including a ship of color leather inlays and has fully decorated every page. To paraphrase Vadeboncoeur, "Willy Pogany's art nouveau masterpiece. The large format allowed Pogany to pull out all the stops. Each page is at least two colors, sometimes with a gilt plate and usually an intricate border added. Extra-elaborate initials started each page, with simply ornate capitals for the beginning of each line. An illuminated title page, 20 tipped-in color plates, the second color added to the black and white plates, the flowing calligraphic text, and the numerous pen & ink drawings throughout make this special." Tight binding. Square corners. Fine tipped-in plates. Heavy stock, cream pages largely clean and unmarred with no bookplate, writing, salient marks, or tears; no loose pages. Clear protective cover. Crown and top corners chafed, rear cover with minor scratch, pastedowns outer edges show paste action, blanks foxed, pages and edges with intermittent light foxing, opening pages with light crease. Well-preserved, finely bound, epic poem lavishly illustrated by Willy Pogany. Vadeboncoeur, bpib online. Rarebookhub online. Very good+. No Jacket as issued .
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Book number: 827
USD 535.00 [Appr.: EURO 453.75 | £UK 405 | JP¥ 59946]
Catalogue: Illustrated
Keywords: Classics
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 COSTELLO, LOUISA STUART, The Rose Garden of Persia
COSTELLO, LOUISA STUART
The Rose Garden of Persia
London and Edinburgh, T.N. Foulis, 1913. First Thus. Fine Binding. First Foulis edition. Duodecimo. 7 3/4 in (19.5 cm) tall; [xiv] 189 [1] adverts pp. Publisher's blue morocco with four raised bands; rich gilt decorations to spine and to paper-covered boards. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. 12 title and section illuminated pages and 4 tipped-in color plates from paintings by Frederick Gardner with captions; all with tissue guards. Decorated headpieces and tailpieces. Marbled endpapers. Printed on Japanese vellum. About 30 pages unopened. Introduction and chapter on Persian ornament followed by descriptive passages and translations of "all the most important Persian poets by various translators." Clear protective cover. Corners slightly bruised, verso of front free endpaper with small owner label, first blank with blind owner stamp. Elfick and Harris 73. Near fine with no dust jacket .
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Book number: 831
USD 472.00 [Appr.: EURO 400.5 | £UK 357.25 | JP¥ 52887]
Catalogue: Poetry
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 DEFOE, DANIEL, The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, with a Biographical Account of Defoe, Illustrated with Twelve Characteristic Engravings
DEFOE, DANIEL
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, with a Biographical Account of Defoe, Illustrated with Twelve Characteristic Engravings
Auburn and Buffalo, NY, John E. Beardsley, 1850. Hardcover. N.d. New Edition. 8vo (7 7/8 in. tall); xx, 21-612 pp. [4 ads]. Gray cloth with decorative spine and blind stamped boards. Frontispiece plus eleven black and white engraved plates. Spine faded and worn. Graceful name, moderately foxed throughout, some corner creases, ad with tape. Historical fiction by Daniel Defoe, including his biography. Robinson Crusoe is often credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre. Good+. No jacket .
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Book number: 722
USD 78.00 [Appr.: EURO 66.25 | £UK 59.25 | JP¥ 8740]
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 DOUGLASS, FREDERICK; JAMES M'CUNE SMITH (INTRODUCTION), My Bondage and My Freedom Part I--Life As a Slave Part II--Life As a Freeman
DOUGLASS, FREDERICK; JAMES M'CUNE SMITH (INTRODUCTION)
My Bondage and My Freedom Part I--Life As a Slave Part II--Life As a Freeman
New York and Auburn, NY, Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. No terminal advertisements. Small octavo. 7 1/2 in (19 cm) tall; xxxi 34-464 p. ill. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt-stamped spine and blind-stamped sides. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece by John Chester Buttre from a daguerreotype; two wood engravings represent Slavery and Freedom by Nathaniel Orr. Appendix of extracts from speeches, etc. Tight and clean binding. Stands straight. Pages with no bookplate or writing. Endpapers clean. Clear protective cover. Previously rebacked gilt-faded spine and restored corners, professionally replaced tissue and three repaired tears, small stains throughout and corner bends with edges and plates lightly foxed. A radical revision of Frederick Douglass' first autobiography. The publisher's best-selling book of the year. Frederick Douglass was the first black nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1872. Blockson 9717. National Union Catalog 0352100. Sabin 20714. Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature p. 402. Very good+ in no dust jacket if issued .
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Book number: 816
USD 2653.00 [Appr.: EURO 2250.25 | £UK 2007.75 | JP¥ 297264]
Catalogue: Black History
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 DOUGLASS, FREDERICK, ULYSSES S. GRANT, ET AL.; ALLEN THORNDIKE RICE (EDITOR), Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time
DOUGLASS, FREDERICK, ULYSSES S. GRANT, ET AL.; ALLEN THORNDIKE RICE (EDITOR)
Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time
New York, North American, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 9 in (23 cm) tall; lxix 1-13 656 p. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering and rules to spine, and gilt lettering and decoration to beveled covers. Steel engraved portrait frontispiece and 27 full-page black and white illustrations, blank on reverse. Includes biographical sketches of authors. Index. Tight, square binding. Spine stands straight. Pages largely clean and bright with no bookplate, writing, foxing, salient marks or folds; no loose pages. Appears largely unread. Clean edges. Spine ends creased, corners rubbed, lower front edge lightly bumped, lower front corner worn, floral endpapers replaced, opening blanks reinforced, light smudges to opening pages, xv with open tear at gutter, name stamp to pastedown. Considered fifth most essential Lincoln book. Frederick Douglass relates how he could speak freely with the President due to Lincoln's complete lack of color bias. Leonard Swett was a fellow lawyer and personal friend of the President and contributes Lincoln's happy childhood memories. Benjamin Butler relates a bizarre and contrary story. Highly presentable first edition of an important book. Burkhimer p. 15-17. National Union Catalog 0238305. Very good in no jacket if issued .
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Book number: 824
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 102 | £UK 91 | JP¥ 13446]
Catalogue: Americana
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 EBERS, GEORG; MARY J. SAFFORD (TRANSLATOR), Cleopatra a Romance
EBERS, GEORG; MARY J. SAFFORD (TRANSLATOR)
Cleopatra a Romance
New York, Appleton, 1894. Hardcover. 2 volume set. 16mo (6 1/2 in. tall); viii 302 [8 ads]; 296 [4 ads]. Olive cloth with gilt lettered and decorated spine and gilt lettered cover decoratively bordered in black. Endpapers colored light brown. Spine ends creased, corners barely rubbed, few faint spots, 1/4 in. tear, same graceful name to each. Egyptologist Georg Ebers discovered the Ebers Papyrus, one of the two oldest medical manuscripts. Ebers sought to popularize Egyptian history by writing historical novels, and was highly successful. Very good+ in no dust jacket .
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Book number: 742
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 106.25 | £UK 94.75 | JP¥ 14006]
Catalogue: Women's History
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 ELIOT, T.S., Animula
ELIOT, T.S.
Animula
London, (Curwen Press for) Faber & Faber, 1929. First Edition. Pamphlet. This issue preceded the signed/limited printing by almost three weeks. Issued as Ariel Poem #23. 3000 copies printed. 12mo (7 1/4 in. tall); 3 pp. Sewn wrappers. Two wood engravings by Gertrude Hermes, including pictorial wrapper. Appears unread. This copy has been specially signed by Eliot under his printed name at the conclusion of the poem. Uncommon thus. Gallup A14a. Signed by Author(s). Fine .
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 FAIRLY, JOHN, An Humble Attempt in Defence of Reformation Principles; Particularly on the Head of the CIVIL Magistrate. Wherein the Gross Falsehoods, Calumnies, and Imposed Senses, Palmed, by Mr. John Goodlet, Upon the Testimony Emitted by the Reformed Presbytery, Are Exposed and Confuted; and Said Testimony Vindicated. As Also, the Seceding Scheme of Political Principles Most Fully Detected;--and Discovered to Be Inconsistent with the Law of Nature, Light of Divine Revelation, and Covenanted Testimony of the Church of Scotland
FAIRLY, JOHN
An Humble Attempt in Defence of Reformation Principles; Particularly on the Head of the CIVIL Magistrate. Wherein the Gross Falsehoods, Calumnies, and Imposed Senses, Palmed, by Mr. John Goodlet, Upon the Testimony Emitted by the Reformed Presbytery, Are Exposed and Confuted; and Said Testimony Vindicated. As Also, the Seceding Scheme of Political Principles Most Fully Detected;--and Discovered to Be Inconsistent with the Law of Nature, Light of Divine Revelation, and Covenanted Testimony of the Church of Scotland
Edinburgh, Printed by David Paterson, 1770. Full calf. 12mo. 7 1/8 in (18 cm) tall; iv 284 p. Contemporary full calf with gilt letters in black compartment and gilt rules on spine; speckled calf boards. Edges tinted pale yellow. Exterior rubbed. Small bookplate of Hugh W. Reed. Top inch of title page well-repaired, occluding "An Humble Attempt in Defence of," few consecutive pages stained but legible, pages evenly toned. Rev. John Fairley (1729-1806) is most noted for this controversial work defending the Reformed Presbyterian position on civil magistracy against the detractions of the Seceders. ESTC T201002. Covenanters, Covenants online. Very good+ .
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 FAULKNER, WILLIAM, Light in August
FAULKNER, WILLIAM
Light in August
New York, Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing stated. First issue with tan cloth stamped orange on front cover, blue with orange star on spine, top edge stained pale orange, and "Jefferson" on p. 340 line 1. 8vo (8 1/4 in. tall); 480 pp. Top edge trimmed; other edges partially trimmed. Title page illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Head with gap, spine faintly sunned, tiny faint stain fades over seven leaves, subtle fore-edge misfold fades over twenty pages. Faulkner addresses racism in Light in August, considered among the greatest literary works of the 20th century. Lacayo, Richard. "All-TIME 100 Novels." Time, Time, 8 Jan. 2010. Very Good+. No jacket .
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