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FRANCE, ANATOLE
Works of Anatole France in English
19. FRANCE, Anatole. THE WORKS OF ANATOLE FRANCE IN ENGLISH. Edited by the late Frederic Chapman and James Lewis May. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head Limited, v.d. (1923-1929). 40 of 42 unnumbered volumes; titles in this "new popular edition" were uniformly bound but sold individually. Small octavo, orange cloth stamped in gilt to spine and in blind to upper board, with an orange paper dust-jacket. Contemporary ink ownership and maxim (taken from Matthew Arnold) at the beginning of each volume, with pencil bracketing in margins throughout and very occasional underlining in text. Three volumes have some dampstaining; one of which has bowed boards. Most volumes have a bright binding beneath a sunned, and occasionally edgeworn, dust-jacket. A good reading edition comprising a large selection of France's work. (The missing volumes are "Marguerite, and Count Morin Deputy, together with Alfred de Vigny, and The Path of Glory" and "Prefaces, Introductions and Other Uncollected Papers.") The final volume, uniform with the others, is "Anatole France and His Circle" by Paul Gsell. .
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Book number: 77686
USD 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 335.25 | £UK 298.75 | JP• 41728]

 
GELDNER, FERDINAND
Bucheinbande Aus Elf Jahrhunderten
1959. GELDNER, Dr. Ferdinand, foreword by Gustav Hofmann. BUCHEINBANDE AUS ELF JAHRHUNDERTEN. Munich: F. Bruckmann, 1959. 46 pp. + 108 color and monochrome plates. 4to. half cloth with paper covered boards, gilt cover insignia. Fine in very good dust jacket. Bookbinding in Europe: art, history. .
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Book number: 79737
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 146.75 | £UK 130.75 | JP• 18256]

 
GRILLPARZER, FRANZ
Grillparzers Werke
19. GRILLPARZER, Franz. GRILLPARZERS WERKE. In sechs Banden. Wien: Osterreichischen Staatdruckerei, [N.D. c. 1950's]. Complete works of the Austrian dramatist (1791-1872). 6 vols. 8vo, red cloth, spine labels lettered in gilt. Text in modern typeface (not black letter). Spines slightly darkened, a label nicked, on Vol. I cloth splitting at top of hinge. Internally fine, very good overall. .
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Book number: 27360
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 167.75 | £UK 149.5 | JP• 20864]

 
GROTE, GEORGE
History of Greece
1852. GROTE, George. HISTORY OF GREECE. Vol. I.(-XII.) London: John Murray, v.d. (1852-56). The work is comprised of volumes from the third and fourth editions. Offered with: THE MINOR WORKS OF GEORGE GROTE. With critical remarks on his intellectual character, writings, and speeches, by Alexander Bain. London: John Murray, 1873. In all, thirteen octavo volumes uniformly bound: light brown calf, red and black labels and gilt decoration at spine, gilt-stamped double-rule border to sides, marbled endpapers, with all edges marbled to match. Bookplate at front pastedown of each volume. Several volumes of the History have maps at the end, many are folding. Some of the maps show light foxing, but the set is quite clean and fresh overall. The spines have darkened and the gilt has dulled. A solid set, though most volumes show some occasional, superficial rubbing at edges and/or joints. Vol. I has one joint just starting. Vol. 8 has a chip in one label. Nonetheless it a handsome, near-fine set of Grote's popular history. .
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Book number: 70360
USD 625.00 [Appr.: EURO 523.75 | £UK 467 | JP• 65200]

 HANCARVILLE, PIERRE FRANCOIS HUGUES, CALLED D', Antiquites Etrusques,Grecques Et Romaines
HANCARVILLE, PIERRE FRANCOIS HUGUES, CALLED D'
Antiquites Etrusques,Grecques Et Romaines
1785. HANCARVILLE, Pierre Francois Hugues, called d', & Francois-Anne DAVID. ANTIQUITES ETRUSQUES,GRECQUES ET ROMAINES. Gravees par F. A. David. Avec leurs explications; par d'Hancarville. Paris: Chez l'Auteur, [M. David,] rue des Cordeliers, au coin de celle de l'Obsrvance, 1785[-1788]. First French edition and the second edition, but in a smaller format, of the first English/French lamguage edition published at Naples 20 years earlier. Engraved title-page in each volume, engraved dedication in volume 1, and 354 (of 361) engraved plates, mostly hand colored (all but 24), plus one duplicate plate in Volume 1 (#69). Two plates in Volume 1 (#28 & #29) are printed on the same sheet. The missing plates are Volume 4, nos. 59, 64, 68, 71, and Volume 5, nos. 52-54. Five small quarto volumes, 20.5 x 13 cm, in contemporary bindings by Gaugain of Paris, with his handwritten ticket on the verso of the ffep. in Volume 1. Mottled calf bindings with gilt decoration, red and green spine labels, a.e.g. Bindings show general shelfwear, occasional scuffing, and shallow loss at crowns. One plate is bound upside down (Volume 4, #17); and the spine labels for Volumes 3 and 4 are transposed. Occasional light foxing to text in Volumes 4 and 5, otherwise the text and plates are clean. The first edition of this work was published at Naples in 1766-67, in both English and French, under the title "Antiquites etrusques, grecques et romaines, tirees du cabinet du chevalier William Hamilton," as a large-size four-volume folio edition limited to only 500 copies. It documents William Hamilton's first collection of Greek vases, largely acquired from the Porcarini family, which he sold to the British Museum in 1772. Hamilton began collecting vases in 1764, when he was appointed envoy to Naples. Hancarville, a self-made antiquarian who had worked with Winkelmann, and who was familiar with local society, acted as Hamilton's agent and wrote the text describing the collection. Hamilton valued his vases as models for modern artists and designers; and the catalog of his collection was influential in the development of neo-classical designs for pottery and porcelain, especially Wedgwood. In this second edition, entirely in French, David and d'Hancarville present the contents of the work in a more accessible format. (Bl. .
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Book number: 89097
USD 4500.00 [Appr.: EURO 3770.75 | £UK 3361 | JP• 469441]

 HAWTHORNE, JULIAN, Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Wife
HAWTHORNE, JULIAN
Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Wife
1885. HAWTHORNE, Julian. NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE AND HIS WIFE. A Biography. London: Chatto ans Windus, 1885. First British Edition. Two volumes. 8vo. 505pp. 465pp. B/w illustrations. Contemporary full red morrocco, stamped in gilt to front back and spine with gilt leather turn-ins. Edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bookplate presentation to front pastedown of volume 1. Light wear to extremes. Near Fine. .
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Book number: 90285
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 63 | £UK 56.25 | JP• 7824]

 HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL, Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL
Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
1858. HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST-TABLE. Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Compnay, 1858. First edition, second printing, as decribed in BAL. Illustrated with 8 plates. 8vo. viii,373,[1], + [2] pp. publisher's adv. Bound by Stikeman & Co. in half, polished red morocco, gilt title at spine, marbled paper sides, with matching endpapers, t.e.g. There is a single blue fly-leaf at the front and rear of the textblock; each was saved from the original endpapers. (The blue endpapers are to be found in copies in Binding C.) Bookplate to front pastedown. Some light marginal soiling and a touch of sunning at spine, else fine. (BAL 8781). .
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Book number: 65345
USD 325.00 [Appr.: EURO 272.5 | £UK 242.75 | JP• 33904]

 
HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL
Professor at the Breakfast Table
1860. HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. THE PROFESSOR AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE; with the Story of Iris. Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 1860. First trade edition. 8vo. [4],410 pp. Bound by Stikeman & Co. in half, polished red morocco with red cloth sides, gilt title at spine, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Bookplate at front pastedown. Spine shows a few rubbed spots at heel, crown and bands, but clean and fresh overall. Near fine. (BAL 8791). .
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Book number: 65344
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 104.75 | £UK 93.5 | JP• 13040]

 HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL, Professor at the Breakfast Table
HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL
Professor at the Breakfast Table
1860. HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. THE PROFESSOR AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE; with the Story of Iris. Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 1860. First trade edition. 8vo. [4],410 pp. Original brown diapered cloth. Inner front hinge is starting, contemporary bookplate, else a fine copy with just a hint of rubbing housed in a lovely custom half morrocco slipcase and three panel folding sheath. (BAL 8791). .
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Book number: 79076
USD 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 230.5 | £UK 205.5 | JP• 28688]

 [ONCHI - BINDING] TERAO & HONDA, AUTHORS, Döbutsu to Shokubutsu No Seikatsu
[ONCHI - BINDING] TERAO & HONDA, AUTHORS
Döbutsu to Shokubutsu No Seikatsu
1940. [ONCHI - BINDING] TERAO & HONDA, authors. D‘BUTSU TO SHOKUBUTSU NO SEIKATSU. Tokyo: ShinchŰsha, ShŰwa 18 [1940] 1st printing, prelims, 287+ pp. Small 8vo. Printed paper over boards, cloth spine, printed slipcase, very good condition overall. Interestingly, not included in the Onchi binding catalogue, ONCHI K‘SHIR‘ SEIHON NO GY‘, but appears on page 128 of HON NO BIJUTSU. This lovely illustrated DAILY LIFE OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS was the seventh volume of the SHIN NIHON SH‘NEN SH‘JO BUNKO, the New Japanese Library For Boys and Girls. .
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Book number: 87516
USD 165.00 [Appr.: EURO 138.5 | £UK 123.25 | JP• 17213]
Keywords: Japan and East Asia

 [ONCHI - BINDING] KOYAMA ITOKO, AUTHOR, Köya
[ONCHI - BINDING] KOYAMA ITOKO, AUTHOR
Köya
1940. [ONCHI - BINDING] KOYAMA Itoko, author. K‘YA. Tokyo: ShinchŰsha, ShŰwa 15 [1940] 1st printing, 363+ pp. Small 8vo. Patterned paper over boards, printed slipcase. Browned, good condition overall. Included in the Onchi binding raisonne, ONCHI K‘SHIR‘ SEIHON NO GY‘ as #313 (though they do not illustrate the slipcase). Fiction by this well regarded female author, many of whose books were designed by Onchi. .
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Book number: 87515
USD 145.00 [Appr.: EURO 121.5 | £UK 108.5 | JP• 15126]
Keywords: Japan and East Asia

 [ONCHI - BINDING] TSUBOTA JÔJI, AUTHOR, Tsuru No Ongaeshi
[ONCHI - BINDING] TSUBOTA JÔJI, AUTHOR
Tsuru No Ongaeshi
1943. [ONCHI - BINDING] TSUBOTA JŰji, author. TSURU NO ONGAESHI. Tokyo: ShinchŰsha, ShŰwa 18 [1943] 2nd printing, 288+ pp. Small 8vo. Printed wrappers. Browned, good condition overall. Interestingly, not included in the Onchi binding raisonne, ONCHI K‘SHIR‘ SEIHON NO GY‘. A retelling of the old folk tale, THE CRANE'S GRATITUDE. .
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Book number: 87513
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 125.75 | £UK 112.25 | JP• 15648]
Keywords: Japan and East Asia

 [ONCHI - BINDING] TOMIZUKA KIYOSHI, EDITOR, Hiköki
[ONCHI - BINDING] TOMIZUKA KIYOSHI, EDITOR
Hiköki
1954. [ONCHI - BINDING] TOMIZUKA Kiyoshi, editor. HIK‘KI. Tokyo: ARS, ShŰwa 29 [1954]. Small 8vo. Half leatheroid and marbled boards. Gilt. In the decorated publisher's slipcase. This is number 28 (on AIRPLANES) from the series NIHON ID‘ BUNKO [CHILDREN'S LIBRARY OF JAPAN]. Near fine copy. Though #35 from the series does appear in the Onchi binding catalogue, this one does not. Illustrated throughout. An interesting little book. .
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Book number: 87514
USD 185.00 [Appr.: EURO 155.25 | £UK 138.25 | JP• 19299]
Keywords: Japan and East Asia

 KNOX, VICESIMUS, Elegant Extracts, or Useful and Entertaining Passages, from the Best
KNOX, VICESIMUS
Elegant Extracts, or Useful and Entertaining Passages, from the Best
1826. KNOX, Reverend Vicesimus, and PERCIVAL, James G. eds. ELEGANT EXTRACTS, OR USEFUL AND ENTERTAINING PASSAGES, FROM THE BEST ENGLISH AUTHORS AND TRANSLATIONS; PRINCIPALLY DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF YOUNG PERSONS. ORIGINALLY COMPILED BY THE REV. VICESIMUS KNOX, D.D. 6 VOLUMES. Boston: Samuel Walker (1826). New edition (compiled by Percival). xvi + 416/v + 408/xv + 384/v + 384/xii + 388/viii + 372 pp. 8vo. polished calf with gilt tooled spines, boards and edges. Moderate wear to edges of boards, spines leather and gilt tooling bright. Ink and pencil ownership to endpapers and preliminaries. Minimal foxing. There is an unobtrusive dampstain to bottom edge of Volume III. Also, a closed tear to p. 128 of Volume V. The engravings are quite beautiful. Prose, epistles and poetry. Lovely set. .
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Book number: 81204
USD 1250.00 [Appr.: EURO 1047.5 | £UK 933.75 | JP• 130400]

 LAMB, CHARLES, Essays of Elia (the Last Essays of Elia)
LAMB, CHARLES
Essays of Elia (the Last Essays of Elia)
1911. LAMB, Charles. THE ESSAYS OF ELIA (THE LAST ESSAYS OF ELIA). With an Introduction by Augustine Birrell and Illustrations by Charles E. Brock. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.; New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911 (1910). Later printing. Title-pages printed in brown and blue. Engraved frontispieces; line illustrations throughout text. Two octavo volumes uniformly bound by Riviere & Sons. Bound in half dark blue morocco with blue cloth sides, gilt title and decoration to spines, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Internally fine, but the leather elements of the bindings are rubbed at joints, corners, and raised bands on spines. Very good overall. .
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Book number: 71629
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 125.75 | £UK 112.25 | JP• 15648]

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