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Diccionario Biográfico y Bbibliográfico de Calígrafos Españoles

Cotarelo y Mori, Emilio, (1857-1936)

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1916
  • Condition: Bound in quarter green morocco and cloth sides, red leather title labels. Ex Bernard Breslaur
  • Edition: First edition
Madrid: Impr. de la "Revista de Arch., Bibliothecas y Museos", 1916. First edition. Illus. 453; 342 pp. 2 vols. 4to. Bound in quarter green morocco and cloth sides, red leather title labels. Ex Bernard Breslaur. First edition. Illus. 453; 342 pp. 2 vols. 4to.

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$ 450.00
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Tales

(Fore-edge Painting) Crabbe, George

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1814
  • Condition: Contemporary straight-grained crimson morocco gilt, a.e.g. Cloth open-faced slipcase
  • Edition: Fifth edition
London: J. Hatchard, 1814. Fifth edition. xxii, [2], 398 pp. 8vo. Contemporary straight-grained crimson morocco gilt, a.e.g. Cloth open-faced slipcase. Fifth edition. xxii, [2], 398 pp. 8vo. Double-Fore-Edge Painting. With a skillful double fore-edge painting, one of Hornsey, Middlesex, the other of Hampstead Heath, both within decorative surround. Provenance: Jane Collins (contemporary ownership signature to title)

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$ 1,250.00
image of Cattle-Ranch to College the True Tale of a Boy's Adventures in the Far West

Cattle-Ranch to College the True Tale of a Boy's Adventures in the Far West

Doubleday, Russell

New York: Doubleday, Page and Co, 1826. Illustrated by photographs, many (perhaps all) by L.A. Huffman (not credited but see Peterson, L.A. Huffman, p. 31). 347pp. Half crimson morocco, rubbed. Illustrated by photographs, many (perhaps all) by L.A. Huffman (not credited but see Peterson, L.A. Huffman, p. 31). 347pp. Family Presentation Copy, warmly inscribed to Nelson Jr. with love from Russell Doubleday A tale of growing up in the late 19th century in the Dakota Territory Russell Doubleday (May 26, 1872 in Brooklyn - June 14, 1949 at Glen Cove, Long Island) was an American author, editor and publisher, the brother of Frank Nelson Doubleday and son of William Edwards Doubleday and Ellen Maria "Ella" Dickinson.

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$ 300.00
image of The Henry Davis Gift. A Collection of Bookbindings. Volume I: Studies in the History of Bookbinding [and:] ... Volume II: A Catalogue of North-European Bindings [and:] ... Volume III: A Catalogue of South European Bindings

The Henry Davis Gift. A Collection of Bookbindings. Volume I: Studies in the History of Bookbinding [and:] ... Volume II: A Catalogue of North-European Bindings [and:] ... Volume III: A Catalogue of South European Bindings

Foot, Mirjam

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 2010
  • Condition: Publisher's tan linen with red leather title label. Fine
  • Edition: Second edition of vol. I (one of 250 copies), first editions of
(London): The British Library, 2010. Second edition of vol. I (one of 250 copies), first editions of vol. II (one of 750) and III. Illustrated with b/w photographs of bindings. 3 vols. 4to. Publisher's tan linen with red leather title label. Fine. Second edition of vol. I (one of 250 copies), first editions of vol. II (one of 750) and III. Illustrated with b/w photographs of bindings. 3 vols. 4to. Complete set of Foot's indispensable catalogue of the Henry Davis Gift.

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$ 650.00
image of Relaciones de Solemniades y Fiestas públicas de Espana

Relaciones de Solemniades y Fiestas públicas de Espana

Alenda y Mira, Don Jenaro

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1903
  • Condition: Half red morocco and cloth sides
  • Edition: Firstr edition, all printed, breaking off at p. 24 of Volume Two
Madrid, 1903. Firstr edition, all printed, breaking off at p. 24 of Volume Two. 527; 224pp. 4to. Half red morocco and cloth sides. Firstr edition, all printed, breaking off at p. 24 of Volume Two. 527; 224pp. 4to.

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$ 200.00
image of Salome A Tragedy in One Act: Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde

Salome A Tragedy in One Act: Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde

Wilde, Oscar

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1894
  • Condition: Green silk. Boards toned, else near fine. in half purple morocco slipcase with cloth chemise
  • Edition: First edition in English, one of 100 copies printed on Large Pap
London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane. Boston: Copeland & Day, 1894. First edition in English, one of 100 copies printed on Large Paper. 13 illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley. 67, [1, imprint], [15, ads], [1, imprint] pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Green silk. Boards toned, else near fine. in half purple morocco slipcase with cloth chemise. Beardsley, Aubrey. First edition in English, one of 100 copies printed on Large Paper. 13 illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley. 67, [1, imprint], [15, ads], [1, imprint] pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. One of 100 on Large Paper. "In the illustrations to Salome Beardsley reached the consummation of the new convention he created for himself; they are collectively his masterpiece" (Gordon Ray). Mason 351; Lasner 59; Gallatin, pp. 46-49; Nelson p. 288, no. 81; The Turn of a Century, #27; Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, #315

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$ 12,500.00
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Information for Pilgrims unto the Holy Land

(Roosevelt, Kermit) Duff, Edward Gordon, editor

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1893
  • Condition: Blue cloth. Bookplate of Berkshire Athenaeum, remains of label at foot of spine. Some paste toning to flyleaves. Very good
  • Edition: No. 103 of 350 copies
London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1893. No. 103 of 350 copies. xx, [59] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth. Bookplate of Berkshire Athenaeum, remains of label at foot of spine. Some paste toning to flyleaves. Very good. No. 103 of 350 copies. xx, [59] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Facsimile of the Information for Pilgrims, printed in 1498 by Wynkyn de Worde. With an inscription on the front flyleaf from Kermit Roosevelt (1889-1943) to cosmopolitan Lebanese-American businessman and bibliophile Francis Kettaneh, who was a close friend of the Roosevelt family.

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$ 250.00
image of Vitio Muliebre, Commedia del peregrino ingegno di Mariano Maniscalco da Siena. [Bound after:] Le Lettere delle Dame, e degli eroi [and:] Nuova aggiunta alle lettere [etc.]

Vitio Muliebre, Commedia del peregrino ingegno di Mariano Maniscalco da Siena. [Bound after:] Le Lettere delle Dame, e degli eroi [and:] Nuova aggiunta alle lettere [etc.]

[Trinci, Mariano]

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1575
  • Condition: One leaf a bit closely trimmed (touching left border of repeated woodcut), else clean and sound; with a note in ink beneath the
Siena: [Luca Bonetti], 1575. Woodcut illus. on t.p., repeated on verso of leaf D3; woodcut printer's device at end. Collation: A-D8. [64] pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. One leaf a bit closely trimmed (touching left border of repeated woodcut), else clean and sound; with a note in ink beneath the woodcut on last page dated 1779. In a defective late eighteenth century binding in patterned paper overboards (front inner hinge open, upper cover crudely repaired with modern papers). Good. Woodcut illus. on t.p., repeated on verso of leaf D3; woodcut printer's device at end. Collation: A-D8. [64] pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Uncommon edition of a an early sixteenth century play (first published Siena, 1519), printed by Bonetti, printer at Siena from 1571 know for his vernacular and popular works. The last page is a nice woodcut device of Romulus and Remus suckling the she-wolf, and a later owner's note below : "Il Quest libretto composto da me Luisa Nata a Riva olla Senna a l'anno 1779" This little work is bound after the second edition of Francesco Della Valle, Le Lettere delle Dame. Venetia: Dal Ciotti, 1626; 1627. Engraved title page with arms of Federico Colonna, ornamental initials throughout. 186, [6]; 70 pp. Title page crudely backed; some staining. Lacking pp. 65/66 in the Nuova aggiunta alle lettere. OCLC: 800558194 (Mazarine); 49489571 (Univ. Chicago)

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$ 1,250.00
image of Bookplate: Pour Mon Plaisir ex Libris Bancheraud
Proof inscribed in pencil "à Bancheraud de tout couer/son ami /Jean Lelevy?. Matted. Proof inscribed in pencil "à Bancheraud de tout couer/son ami /Jean Lelevy?

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$ 300.00
image of Catalogue of the Eminent A. Edward Newton Collection formed by the late George H. Sargent. With Introduction by A. Edward Newton. Sold by Order of Mrs. Carrie F. Sargent at unrestricted Auction Sale through the Management of Charles F. Heartman, on Saturday December 19, 1931, at 3:40 P. M.
Metuchen, New Jersey: Charles F. Heartman, 1931. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Boards. Fine. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed. Inscribed "Mr. W.D. Hanbridge will be amused to find the fantastic prices which these Newtonia fetched at auction. A tribute to George H. Sargent's many friends. A Edward Newton. January 22, 1932."

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$ 250.00
image of The Ducal Estate of Stowe, Near Buckingham. The Historical Seat of the Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos and for some years the residence of the Late Comte de Paris. Messrs. Jackson Stops will Sell by Auction, at Stowe House, on Monday, July 4th, 1921, at 1 o'clock the Freehold of the Historic Mansion & Estate ... On the Eighteen Days following (from July 5th to July 28th ...) will be Sold the Contents of the Mansion ..
Northampton and Towcester: Messrs. Jackson Stops, 1921. No. 769 of an unspecified number of copies. Illustrated with maps and plans (some folding) and photographs. 232, [4] pp, with broadsheet sale advertisement on green paper laid-in. Folio. Publisher's linen-backed printed boards with armorial coat of arms on upper cover. Occasional prices realized, generally for furniture and decorative arts lots, with one of two permits to view estate removed from rear. Light foxing to endpapers and edges, near fine. No. 769 of an unspecified number of copies. Illustrated with maps and plans (some folding) and photographs. 232, [4] pp, with broadsheet sale advertisement on green paper laid-in. Folio. A magnificent catalogue of the ducal estate of Stowe, historical seat of the Dukes of Buckinham and Chandos. The nineteen-day sale began with the Stowe mansion house and other estate properties, all described in detail, and continued with the contents of the buildings, "heirloom pictures, tapestries and historic furniture, by the World's Greatest Masters, Superb Statuary and Metal Work, important collection of Rare China, Porcelain, an immense assortment of other Objets d'Art, the Contents of the Magnificent Library, fine collection of Historic Letters and Manuscripts, the Valuable Gold Plate, Carvings and Panellings by Grinling Gibbons, Famous Classic Temples and Other Buildings and Bridges luxuriously built to designs by famous architects." The library, including letters and manuscripts, was sold on days 11 and 12 of the sale. Provenance: Colonel Seton of Mounie (his signature to front cover, armorial bookplate, and letters relating to sale tipped to front free endpaper)

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$ 450.00
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Bibliografie Ceske historie

Zibrt, Cenek

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1912
  • Condition: Black cloth and marbled boards. Fine with unususal bookplate of Judr. Karel Hubacek
Praze (Prague), 1912. 4to. Black cloth and marbled boards. Fine with unususal bookplate of Judr. Karel Hubacek. 4to.

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$ 250.00
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Out of the Ashes (Dempsey & Carroll)

Carroll, George D., compiler

New York: Published by Dempsey & Carroll, The Art Stationers. Union Square (South-West Corner.), 1890. Illustrated. 1 vols. Small 4to. Original grey beveled cloth, stain on upper cover. Illustrated. 1 vols. Small 4to.

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$ 250.00
image of The Family Receipt Book containing Eight Hundred Valuable Receipts in various Branches of Domestic Economy; selected from the Worksa of the most approved writers Ancient and Modern; and from attested Communications of Scientific Friends. Second American Edition

The Family Receipt Book containing Eight Hundred Valuable Receipts in various Branches of Domestic Economy; selected from the Worksa of the most approved writers Ancient and Modern; and from attested Communications of Scientific Friends. Second American Edition

(Cookery)

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1819
  • Condition: Contemporary sheep, with 3/4 of an inch chipped off top of spine. Contemporary ownership signature of "John S. Turner 541 D
  • Edition: Cagle calls this edition the Third American edition, after First
Pittsburgh: Randolph Barnes, Third Street, 1819. Cagle calls this edition the Third American edition, after First American 1818 Philadelphia edition and an 1819 New-Haven edition, originally published in London in 1810. xxxii, [25-408 pp. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, with 3/4 of an inch chipped off top of spine. Contemporary ownership signature of "John S. Turner 541 Dauphin Street Philadelphia." Very Good. Cagle calls this edition the Third American edition, after First American 1818 Philadelphia edition and an 1819 New-Haven edition, originally published in London in 1810. xxxii, [25-408 pp. 12mo. Cagle says it is not by Mrs. Rundell Chapter Vi is on Books: extract grease from leaves of books, method of cleaning dirty prints and books, bookbinder's paste, marble books on paper. Cagle 568; Lowenstein 83; Shaw and Shoemaker 1`819 n47937; Wheatron and Kerlly 2056 and 5341

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$ 500.00
image of The History of Bookbinding.  525 - 1950 A.D. An Exhibition held at the Baltimore Museum of Art. November 12, 1957 to January 12, 1958

The History of Bookbinding. 525 - 1950 A.D. An Exhibition held at the Baltimore Museum of Art. November 12, 1957 to January 12, 1958

[Miner, Dorothy, editor]

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1957
  • Condition: Half red morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g., original wrappers bound in. A few scuffs to spine. Bookplate of Julia Parker Wightm
  • Edition: First edition
Baltimore: Published by the Trustees of The Walters Art Gallery, 1957. First edition. 184 illustrations on 106 plates. xi, [i], 275 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Half red morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g., original wrappers bound in. A few scuffs to spine. Bookplate of Julia Parker Wightman. First edition. 184 illustrations on 106 plates. xi, [i], 275 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Breslauer, p. 40; Schmidt-K 811

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$ 250.00
image of Autograph letter signed ("Benjn. West"), to Charles Burney, Jr, regarding Fuseli's lectures to the Royal Academy

Autograph letter signed ("Benjn. West"), to Charles Burney, Jr, regarding Fuseli's lectures to the Royal Academy

West, Benjamin (1738-1820)

Newman Street [London], 1803. 1 p. Addressed on blank conjugate leave, stamped. 8vo. Bifolium. Some wrinkling and old folds. 1 p. Addressed on blank conjugate leave, stamped. 8vo. Regarding Fuseli's lectures. In part: "I am sorry you should not have been present at Mr. Fuseli's two preceeding lectures in the Royal Academy; he will give one tomorrow night ... and the inclosed card [not present] will admit you ... Your station in the Royal Academy gives you the right of entrance into that Society at all public lectures ... I shall be happy to see you in your place tomorrow evening...." West became the second president of the Royal Acedemy in 1792, following the death of Reynolds, and still held the post at the time of this letter. Charles Burney (1757-1817)--son of the famous music historian of the same name--was a celebrated classicist, book collector, and headmaster of a school in Greenwich. His library of over 13,000 printed volumes was acquired by the British Museum in 1818 for the considerable sum of £13,500-- all the more remarkable considering in his youth he was expelled from Cambridge for pilfering Elzevirs from the library and selling them to London book dealers. He was the brother of the writer Fanny Burney and the explorer James Burney, who accompanied Cook on his second and third voyages. Burney was elected to the Royal Society in 1802, the year before this letter.

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$ 2,000.00
image of Svenska Bokband under Nyare Tiden Bidrag till Svenska Bokbinderhistoria. Första Delen 1521-1718. Andra Delen 1718-1809. Trdje Delen 1809-1880

Svenska Bokband under Nyare Tiden Bidrag till Svenska Bokbinderhistoria. Första Delen 1521-1718. Andra Delen 1718-1809. Trdje Delen 1809-1880

Rudbeck, Johannes

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1914
  • Condition: Half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Light staining and scuffing to covers, endpapers foxed. Booklabel of Petersen & Pe
  • Edition: First edition, limited to 1,000 and 850 copies for Parts II and
Stockholm: A.-B. Hasse W. Tullbergs Förlag, 1914. First edition, limited to 1,000 and 850 copies for Parts II and III respectively. Illustrated. xxx, 148, [2]; xxvii, 86, [2]; xxvii, 82, [2] pp. 3 vols. 4to. Half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Light staining and scuffing to covers, endpapers foxed. Booklabel of Petersen & Peterson of Copenhagen on rear pastedown. First edition, limited to 1,000 and 850 copies for Parts II and III respectively. Illustrated. xxx, 148, [2]; xxvii, 86, [2]; xxvii, 82, [2] pp. 3 vols. 4to. An important survey of Swedish bookbinding. Each of the three part begins with a brief survey of contemporary European bookbinding followed by a discussion of individual Swedish binders or binderies. Schmidt-Künsemüller 3560

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$ 750.00
image of Les Relieurs Francais (1500-1800). Biographie Critique et Anecdotique Précédée de l'Histoire de la Communauté des Relieurs et Doreurs de Livres de la Ville de Paris et d'une Étude sur les Styles de Reliure

Les Relieurs Francais (1500-1800). Biographie Critique et Anecdotique Précédée de l'Histoire de la Communauté des Relieurs et Doreurs de Livres de la Ville de Paris et d'une Étude sur les Styles de Reliure

Thoinan, Ernest [psued. of Antoine Ernest Roquet]

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1893
  • Condition: Three-quarter blue morocco and silk boards, gilt back, t.e.g. Bookplate of Julia Parker Wightman
  • Edition: First edition, number 649 of 550 sur beau papier vélin m&
Paris: Em. Paul, L. Huard & Guillemin, 1893. First edition, number 649 of 550 sur beau papier vélin mécanique. Folding view, 31 full-page and many smaller illustrations in text, title page in red and black, title device hand-colored. vii, [i], 416, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Three-quarter blue morocco and silk boards, gilt back, t.e.g. Bookplate of Julia Parker Wightman. First edition, number 649 of 550 sur beau papier vélin mécanique. Folding view, 31 full-page and many smaller illustrations in text, title page in red and black, title device hand-colored. vii, [i], 416, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A classic work on early French bookbinding, comprising a history of the bookbinding trade in Paris, a study of the progression of binding styles, and a useful biographical dictionary of binders. Breslauer, p. 42; Schmidt-K 3475

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$ 750.00
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Selections from the Famous Libraries of the Most Hon. the Marquess of Lothian

(Lothian Sale) De Ricci, Seymour (Foreword)

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1932
  • Condition: Half brown morocco and cloth, wrappers bound in. Joints rubbed
New York: American Art Association, 1932. viii, 84 pp. 4to. Half brown morocco and cloth, wrappers bound in. Joints rubbed. viii, 84 pp. 4to. A landmark sale, with prices realized and, in some cases, buyer (Wells, Rosenbach, Beyer, et al), recorded in the margins. De Ricci, in his Foreword, describes this collection of 35 manuscripts and 135 books as "the most valuable and intersting to be sold by auction since the Robert Hoe sale ..." Scandal resulting from bidding arrangements made between Mitchell Kennerley and Barnet J. Beyer led to Kinnerley's dismissal by the auction house and his eventual suicide. McKay 9397

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$ 250.00
image of Livres dans de riches reliures des seizième, dix-septièm et dix-neuvième siècles

Livres dans de riches reliures des seizième, dix-septièm et dix-neuvième siècles

Morgand, Damascène (Librairie)

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1910
  • Condition: Brown cloth, leather spine label, t.e.g. Spine ends a bit frayed, rear endpaper cracked. Bookplate of Julia Parker Wightman
Paris: Morgand, 1910. 50 plates. [iv], 95, [1] pp. Folio. Brown cloth, leather spine label, t.e.g. Spine ends a bit frayed, rear endpaper cracked. Bookplate of Julia Parker Wightman. 50 plates. [iv], 95, [1] pp. Folio. Important binding catalogued, listing 378 historic bindings. Compiled by Edouard Rahir. Breslauer, p. 40

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$ 300.00

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