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LAMB, CHARLES
Letters
1905. LAMB, Charles. THE LETTERS. With an Introduction by Henry Harper. Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1905. 1/553 sets. In 5 volumes, Vol. I folio, illustrated, in light boards with outer chemise and slipcase; Vols. II-V 8vo, in tan paper boards. A few rubbed patches on boards, some wear to slipcase, else a fine set. .
Boston Book CompanyProfessional seller
Book number: 26728
USD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 251.5 | £UK 224.25 | JP• 31296]

 
LAMB, CHARLES
Letters
1905. LAMB, Charles. THE LETTERS. With an Introduction by Henry Harper. Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1905. Advance copy with signed note from Henry Harper, editor, 1/553 sets. In 5 volumes, Vol. I folio, illustrated, in light boards with outer chemise and slipcase; Vols. II-V 8vo, in tan paper boards. Quite foxed, some wear to slipcase, else a fine set. .
Boston Book CompanyProfessional seller
Book number: 41042
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 167.75 | £UK 149.5 | JP• 20864]

 
LAMB, CHARLES
Life, Letters and Writings of Charles Lamb
1895. LAMB, Charles. THE LIFE, LETTERS AND WRITINGS OF CHARLES LAMB. Edited by Percy Fitzgerald. London: Gibbings & Company, Ltd. and Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1895. The Temple Edition. Six volumes. Illustrated with portraits. Octavo. Bound by W. Roach & Co. of New York: green three-quarter morocco, gilt-stamped lettering and some decoration to spine, marbled paper boards, matching endpapers, t.e.g. Bindings have darkened a little on spines and show some rubbing at joints and perimeters, especially Vol. 4, whose joints are tender. Text leaves are clean but lightly age-browned. Just about very good. .
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Book number: 74127
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 209.5 | £UK 186.75 | JP• 26080]

 MELVILLE, HERMAN, Works of Herman Melville. 15 (of 16) Vols. The Standard Edition
MELVILLE, HERMAN
Works of Herman Melville. 15 (of 16) Vols. The Standard Edition
19. MELVILLE, Herman. THE WORKS OF HERMAN MELVILLE. London: Constable and Company Ltd. 1922(-1924). 15 of 16 volumes, lacking volume 13 (Blly Budd and Other Prose Pieces ). The Standard Edition, #324 of 750 sets numbered and signed on behalf of the publisher in Volume I. Octavos, all in the publisher's original blue cloth bindings: all sides decoratively blocked in blind, gilt lettering on spines, maroon coated endpapers, top edges trimmed and gilt, others untrimmed. Title-pages printed in blue and black. Bookplate to front pastedown in nine of the volumes. Some spines faintly sunned, yet attractive and near fine overall. .
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Book number: 89854
USD 3950.00 [Appr.: EURO 3310 | £UK 2950.25 | JP• 412065]

 MONTAIGNE, MICHEL DE, Works of Michel de Montaigne, with Notes, Life and Letters
MONTAIGNE, MICHEL DE
Works of Michel de Montaigne, with Notes, Life and Letters
1910. MONTAIGNE, MICHEL DE. WORKS OF MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE, WITH NOTES, LIFE AND LETTERS. Translated by Charles Cotton, revised by William Carew Hazlett, and with an Essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson. New York: Edwin C. Hill, 1910. 1/1050. Illustrated. 10 volumes complete. Three quarters leather with marbled boards. A bit of rubbing to the extremes, overall a very good set. .
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Book number: 88431
USD 850.00 [Appr.: EURO 712.25 | £UK 635 | JP• 88672]

 
PINDAR, PETER
Works
1812. PINDAR, Peter. WORKS. London: J. Walker [etc]. 1812. New edition, revised and corrected. In 5 volumes, 8vo, with frontispiece. Half blue morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g. Contemporary bookplate, a little foxing. Two boards detached, other joints tender. Text tight and sound. Overall, despite the defects, still a quite handsome set. .
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Book number: 26124
USD 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 188.75 | £UK 168.25 | JP• 23472]

 
QUARITCH, BERNARD
Catalogue of English and Foreign Bookbindings
1921. QUARITCH, Bernard. A CATALOGUE OF ENGLISH AND FOREIGN BOOKBINDINGS Offered for Sale by Bernard Quaritch Ltd. London, 1921. Folio. viii,76pp. + LXXIXff. plates. 329 bindings, from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, are described and illustrated. Quarter-inch cut to back cover and margin of half the plates, not affecting printed areas, and some wear to spine ends, else fine in printed boards and plain wrapper. .
Boston Book CompanyProfessional seller
Book number: 77102
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 104.75 | £UK 93.5 | JP• 13040]

 
RICE, ALICE HEGAN
Lovey Mary
1903. RICE, Alice Hegan. LOVEY MARY. New York: Century Co. 1903. First edition. Olive cloth, pictorial design in black, red, off-white and lighter olive. Slight wear at corners and spinal ends. Very good. .
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Book number: 81499
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 25.25 | £UK 22.5 | JP• 3130]
Keywords: Women

 [ONCHI - BINDING] SHIODA RIKIZÔ, AUTHOR, Toji Kögei No Kenkyü
[ONCHI - BINDING] SHIODA RIKIZÔ, AUTHOR
Toji Kögei No Kenkyü
1927. [ONCHI - BINDING] SHIODA RikizŰ, author. TOJI K‘GEI NO KENKYŘ. Tokyo: ARS, ShŰwa 2 [1927] 8, 8, 537+ pp. Small 8vo. Blue green cloth, gilt and blindstamped, in the original printed publisher's slipcase. Very good condition. Interestingly, not included in the Onchi binding raisonne, ONCHI K‘SHIR‘ SEIHON NO GY‘. Besides the Onchi binding, an important and interesting book in its own right by the scholar, Shioda, on ceramic art. With a large section of illustrations. .
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Book number: 87511
USD 185.00 [Appr.: EURO 155.25 | £UK 138.25 | JP• 19299]
Keywords: Japan and East Asia

 
SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE
Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. THE POETICAL WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY. Edited by Edward Dowden. New York/Boston: Thomas Y. Crowell, [n.d. c. 1900]. 8vo. navy cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, a.e.g, frontis portrait. Minimal soil to front board. Title page starting, else a fine, bright copy of an attractive binding. .
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Book number: 65489
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15 | JP• 2086]

 THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE, Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, 24 Vols
THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE
Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, 24 Vols
1869. THACKERAY, William Makepeace. WORKS OF WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY, 24 VOLS. Illustrated by the author, Frederick WALKER, George DU MAURIER and Richard DOYLE. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1869. var. pp. 8vo. bound by Riviere & son in half green morocco with gilt rules, gilt ornamented spines in a floral motif, green cloth boards, marbled green endpapers, t.e.g. Spines sunned to brown. Top of spine of Vol. I is slightly chipped, some joints are a bit worn or tender. A lovely set nonetheless. Most volumes are illustrated by the author in b/w as noted; some are without any illustrations. The set: I. Vanity Fair I, illustrated by the author. II. Vanity Fair II, illustrated by the author. III. Pendennis I, illustrated by the author. IV. Pendennis II, illustrated by the author. V. The Newcomes I, illustrated by Richard Doyle. VI. The Newcomes II, illustrated by Richard Doyle. VII. The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. illustrated by George du Maurier. VIII. The Virginians I, illustrated by the author. IX. The Virginians II, Illustrated by the author. X. The Adventures of Philip on his way through the World; shewing who robbed him, who helped him, and who passed him by|To which is prefixed A Shabby Genteel Story I, illustrated by Frederick Walker and the author. XI. The Adventures of Philip on his way through the World; shewing who robbed him, who helped him, and who passed him by|To which is prefixed A Shabby Genteel Story II, illustrated by Frederick Walker and the author. XII. The Paris Sketchbook of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh and The Memoirs of Mr. Charles Y. Yellowplush, illustrated by the author. XIII. The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. written by himself with the History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond, illustrated by the author. XIV. The Irish Sketch Book and Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo, illustrated by the author. XV. The Book of Snobs; and Sketches and Travels in London, illustrated by the author. XVI. Burlesques, illustrated by Richard Doyle and the author. XVII. The Christmas Books of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh, illustrated by the author. XVIII. Ballads and Tales (no illustrations). XIX. The Four Georges and The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century, with portraits. XX. Roundabout Papers (from the Cornhill Magazine) to which. Ill.: Thackeray, William Makepeace.
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Book number: 85162
USD 1250.00 [Appr.: EURO 1047.5 | £UK 933.75 | JP• 130400]

 WARNER, CHARLES DUDLEY, Complete Writings
WARNER, CHARLES DUDLEY
Complete Writings
1904. WARNER, Charles Dudley. THE COMPLETE WRITINGS. Edited by Thomas R. Lounsbury. In Fifteen Volumes. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1904. The Autograph Edition, 1/612 numbered sets, 2 manuscript leaves inserted, volumes one and volume 4. Complete in 15 vols. 8vo; Illustrations include signed examples by Peter Newell, Frank Merrill, Dan Beard, C.A. Gilbert and many others as well as photogravures. The set is almost entirely unopened. Original terracotta cloth, paper labels, t.e.g. Cloth darkened at spines rubbed at the extremes, labels darkened. Otherwise very sound and fresh, near fine overall. .
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Book number: 38527
USD 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 628.5 | £UK 560.25 | JP• 78240]

 [ONCHI - BINDING] NAGAYO YOSHIRÔ, Sono Yoru
[ONCHI - BINDING] NAGAYO YOSHIRÔ
Sono Yoru
1958. [ONCHI - BINDING] NAGAYO YoshirŰ, author. SONO YORU. Tokyo: Asahi Shimbunsha, Showa 23 [1948] 1st printing, 6, 337+ pp. 8vo. Decorated wrappers, Printed slipcase, some browning to slipcase, else very good condition overall. Included in the Onchi binding catalogue, ONCHI KOSHIRO SEIHON NO GYO as #321, also color illustrated in HON NO BIJUTSU, though neither reference shows the slipcase. Nagayo Yoshiro [1888-1961] had been a member of the Shirakaba group in the teens and was known as a representative of its characteristic humanism as an author and playwright. One of Onchi's better late bindings. .
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Book number: 87518
USD 165.00 [Appr.: EURO 138.5 | £UK 123.25 | JP• 17213]
Keywords: Japan and East Asia

 [ONCHI - BINDING] MAEDA YÛGURE, Kenka Shokubutsu
[ONCHI - BINDING] MAEDA YÛGURE
Kenka Shokubutsu
1936. [ONCHI-BINDING]MAEDA YŻgure, author. KENKA SHOKUBUTSU. Kyoto: Jinbun Shoin, ShŰwa 11 [1936] 1st printing, 5, 304+ pp. Small 8vo. Blue cloth with silver, fine in decorated dustwrapper. The dustwrapperis a bit soiled and rumpled but quite marvelous. It is listed as #304 in ONCHI K‘SHIR‘SEIHON NO GY‘. Maeda YŻgure [1883-1951] was the author of KASHŘSHINSHO FUJI from the same period, which Onchi illustrated and whose binding he designed, as well. The delicate colored abstraction on the dustwrapper and the tooled abstraction in the cloth cover are vintage Onchi. .
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Book number: 87519
USD 185.00 [Appr.: EURO 155.25 | £UK 138.25 | JP• 19299]
Keywords: Japan and East Asia

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