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Les Étoiles

Les Étoiles

by GRANDVILLE, J.J. (pseud. of Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gerard); MÉRY, Joseph; MEUNIER, Charles, binder

Paris [&] Leipzig : G. De Gonet, Éditeur [&] Chez Charles Twietmeyer, 1849. Grandville's "Last Fairy-Tale" In a Superb Inlaid Binding by Charles Meunier GRANDVILLE, J.J., illustrator] MÉRY, Joseph. MEUNIER, Charles, binder. Les Étoiles. Dernière féerie par J.-J. Grandville. Texte par Méry. Astronomie des dames par le C[om]te Foelix. Paris: G. De Gonet, Éditeur, [&] Leipzig: Chez Charles Twietmeyer, [1849]. First edition. Two parts in one quarto volume (11 x 7 3/8 inches; 280 x 187 mm.). [4],... Read more
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$7,500.00
Great Expectations (New Oxford Illustrated Dickens)

Great Expectations (New Oxford Illustrated Dickens)

by DICKENS, CHARLES

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1953. First Thus. Hardcover. Very good. Light rubbing to front joint and crown & foot of spine; very lightly sunned. Bookplate to verso of front free endpaper. Binding square & tight, text clean & bright.. 12mo. 5 x 7.25 in. xvi, 460 pp. + appendix. Rebound by Bayntun-Riviere in full reddish orange polished calf, exquisitely tooled in gilt, gilt titling & tooling to spine in six compartments, with black and brown morocco title labels; all edges gilt, with dentelle &... Read more
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$184.00
THE STORY OF CHEVALIER BAYARD. From The French of The Loyal Servant M.de Berville

THE STORY OF CHEVALIER BAYARD. From The French of The Loyal Servant M.de Berville

by WALFORD, E.;

Sanpson Low,London, 1869. Second Edition. 8vo.pp.xx +255.Title page portrait.Original full calf bound by Crossley & Clarke,Harrow. marbled endpapers.Prize label on front pastedown.
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AU$190.00
Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

by SENDAK, Maurice

New York: Harper & Row, 1988. One of 220 Copies Specially Bound and Signed by Maurice Sendak With an Original 'Wild Thing' Pen & Ink Drawing SENDAK, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. Story and Pictures by Maurice Sendak. New York: Harper and Row, 1988. Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition. Limited to 220 copies (of which this is No. 85) signed by the author on the half-title and additionally a signed original drawing of a 'Wild Thing'. Oblong quarto (8 15/16 x 9 7/8 inches; 227 x 252 mm.). [40] pp.... Read more
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$5,500.00
Dream Life

Dream Life

by Marvel Ik (Donald G. Mitchell)

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891. Hardcover. Very good. 16mo; pp; xx, 258; Frontispiece etching by Percy Moran; three quarter calf and marbled paper covered boards and marbled endpapers, top edge gilt; gilt decorated spine with a red title label and a black author label, both lettered in gilt;. With the new preface dated 1883; partially uncut, a very handsome copy of this lovely edition.
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$75.00
PARADISE LOST. A POEM IN TWELVE BOOKS [BOUND WITH] PARADISE REGAIN'D

PARADISE LOST. A POEM IN TWELVE BOOKS [BOUND WITH] PARADISE REGAIN'D

by Milton, John

London: printed by Miles Flesher, for Richard Bently, at the Post-Office in Russell-street, and Jacob Tonson at the Judge's-Head in Chancery-lane near Fleet-street, 1688. Fourth Edition; First Folio Edition and First Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. Folio, [4], 219, [1], 219-250, 151-196, 297-343, [7] pages, [13] leaves of plates; VG-; Bound by Jon Robbins in modern period-style calf. Lacking the plates for books 3, 4, and 6. Archival repairs to endpapers; frontispiece; title page; "The Verse"; the plate... Read more
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$4,000.00
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

by Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First Edition. Full calf. Octavo (20.8 x 13cm), pp. viii, 190, 14 illustrations including portrait frontispiece and vignette title-page, 2pp tipped in front wrapper of the original Part V of Edwin Drood, August 1870. Handsomely bound in full tan polished calf with five raised bands to the spine, tooled and gilt blocked panels, title panel in slightly darker tan and author panel in black leather, gilt lettered, double gilt borders on the boards, marbled endpapers, gilt... Read more
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AU$1,200.00
The Queen of The Damned

The Queen of The Damned

by Rice, Anne

Ultramarine Press, 1988. First. Hardbound. a fine bright copy. Here offered is copy "S". of an edition of 150, this is one of 26 lettered copies bound in full leather and signed by Rice. This edition contains an original lithograph signed by the artist, Ron Walotsky. This illustration was not in the trade edition published by Knopf. [additionally, the cover illustration for this the full leather issue is an original illustration by Walotsky].
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$3,500.00
MRS. CAUDLE'S CURTAIN LECTURES

MRS. CAUDLE'S CURTAIN LECTURES

by Jerrold, Douglas

London: Bradbury, Evans, & Co, 1866. First edition. Remains of a paper wrapper have preservd the binding in nearly pristine condition. First edition. xx, 190 p., 10 p. ads. Illustrated by Charles Keene with color-printed frontispiece, wood-engraved t.p. vignette, 37 wood-engraved initials, and 22 wood-engraved vignettes. Text printed on light green paper. Bound by Root & Son in full tan smooth calf with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt title labels in maroon and black, with elaborate gilt... Read more
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$600.00
THE PUPILS OF PETER THE GREAT

THE PUPILS OF PETER THE GREAT

by Bain, R. Nisbet

Westminster: A. Constable, 1897. Fine. xxiv, 318p. Illustrated. Bound by Morrell in quarter black calf over red cloth sides, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles on red labels, the panels gilt.
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$250.00
ESSAYS OF MONTAIGNE, Translated by Charles Cotton

ESSAYS OF MONTAIGNE, Translated by Charles Cotton

by Montaigne, Michel E. de

London: Reeves & Turner, 1902. Spines evenly faded a bit, else fine. Bookplate in each volume. Four volumes. Edited by William Carew Hazlitt. Titles pages in red and black. Illustrated, including portrait frontispiece and fold-out facsimile. Bound in full brown morocco with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and geometrically ruled panels, rules repeated on the covers. Paul Elder's small bookseller's ticket on the rear flyleaf of each volume.
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$650.00
THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON

THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON

by Milton, John

Boston: R.H. Hinkley Company. Limited to 550 copies printed on hand-made paper printed by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press (this no. 21), 1908. Vol. 1 with hinge cracking, but sound, the set with chipping to spine crowns and one foot. Four volumes. Illustrated with title-page design, borders, head- and tailpieces, and colophon decorations by W.A. Dwiggins printed in red. The 16 illustrations were adapted from Flaxman. Bound in full pigskin heavily embossed with decorative designs on spines and... Read more
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$875.00
Wits and Beaux of Society, The

Wits and Beaux of Society, The

by COSWAY-STYLE BINDING; WHARTON, Grace and Philip, pseudonym; [THOMSON, Mrs. A.T.]

London: J.W. Jarvis & Son, 1890. The Wits and Beaux of Society A Spectacular Pair of Late-NineteenthCentury Cosway-Style Bindings Extra-Illustrated with Sixty-Eight Fine Engraved Portraits [COSWAY-STYLE BINDING]. WHARTON, Grace and Philip, pseudonym. The Wits and Beaux of Society... New edition with a Preface by Justin Huntly McCarthy,... And the original illustrations by H.K. Browne and James Godwin. London, J.W. Jarvis & Son, 1890. Two large octavo volumes (9 9/16 x 7 3/16 inches; 243 x 182 mm.).... Read more
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$11,500.00
The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead

by Rand, Ayn

London: Cassell and Company Limited 1947. 8vo. 644 pp. Recently bound in half black morocco over black cloth. Raised bands to spine with gilt devices & lettering. Top edge gilt. New endpapers. Some staining to fore-edge and a few leaves. Small puncture mark to first 50pp from title-page. No ownership names. Handsomely bound copy of this classic work. . Near Fine. Half Morocco. First UK Edition. 1947.
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£495.00
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

by COSWAY-STYLE BINDING; SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, binders; THACKERAY, William Makepeace; ? CURRIE, Miss C.B

London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First Edition of Vanity Fair In a Fine Sangorski & Sutcliffe Cosway-Style Binding [COSWAY-STYLE BINDING]. [SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE]. THACKERAY, William Makepeace. Vanity Fair. A Novel Without A Hero. With Illustrations On Steel and Wood By the Author. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First edition, first issue, with the suppressed woodcut of the Marquis of Steyne on page 336, with "Mr. Pitt" for "Sir Pitt" on page 453, and the rustic heading on page one. Expert paper... Read more
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$9,500.00
THE MEMOIRS OF PHILIP DE COMINES LORD OF ARGENTON

THE MEMOIRS OF PHILIP DE COMINES LORD OF ARGENTON

by Commynes, Philippe de

London: printed for John Starkey at the Miter in Fleet-street within Temple-Bar, 1674. Hardcover. Octavo, 479, 478-542, 553-611, [5] pages; VG-; Bound by Jon Robbins in modern period-style calf; spine lightly tanned. The names "Ann Ball," "Ann Child," and "Walter Long" are all written in old hands in ink on the title page and the first page of the preface. Lacking illustrated frontispiece. Wear and minor insect damage visible to edges of text block. Archival repairs to first four and final three leaves... Read more
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$500.00
Vicar of Wakefield, The

Vicar of Wakefield, The

by RACKHAM, Arthur; GOLDSMITH, Oliver

London: George G. Harrap & Company, 1929. In the Publisher's Special Persian Morocco binding [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Vicar of Wakefield. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George G. Harrap & Company, n.d. [1929]. First trade edition in the publisher's special deluxe binding. Quarto (9 7/8 x 7 1/4 in; 256 x 186 mm). 231, [1] pp. Twelve full page color plates, twenty-two black and white line drawings. Publisher's full olive Persian morocco, gilt... Read more
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$1,500.00
Pickwick Papers (New Oxford Illustrated Dickens)

Pickwick Papers (New Oxford Illustrated Dickens)

by DICKENS, CHARLES

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1952. Reprint. Hardcover. Very good. Heavier rubbing to front joint, lighter rubbing to rear joint and crown & foot of spine, with a very small scrape to third compartment. Bookplate to verso of front free endpaper. Binding square & tight, text clean & bright.. 12mo. 5 x 7.25 in. xxiii, 801 pp. Rebound by Bayntun-Riviere in full reddish orange polished calf, exquisitely tooled in gilt, gilt titling & tooling to spine in six compartments, with black and brown morocco... Read more
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$131.00
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

by Shelley, Percy Bysshe

Boston: Virtue & Company, 1909. Edition De Luxe limited to 50 specially bound sets (from the Library Edition of 1000 copies, this being no. 212). Spines just a trifle darker than the sides, fine but for a few tiny scratches. Edition De Luxe limited to 50 specially bound sets (from the Library Edition of 1000 copies, this being no. 212). Eight volumes. Edited by Nathan Haskell Dole. Illustrated with 5 plates in each volume. Bound in quarter tan morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, a.e.g., the... Read more
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$1,500.00
Russian Icons

Russian Icons

by SMITH, Philip, binder; RICE, Tamara Talbot

London: Spring Books, 1963. Bound by Philip Smith in 1964 and given by him in 1970 to fellow Bookbinder Joan Rix Tebbutt SMITH, Philip, binder. RICE, Tamara Talbot. Russian Icons. London: Spring Books, [1963]. First edition. Quarto (10 7/16 x 9 1/16 inches; 265 x 230 mm.). [iv], 40 pp. Monotone frontispiece, full-color title and 48 full-color plates on 24 leaves. The verso of the color title is inscribed in ink "To Joan/with many thanks/for your continuing/kindness.../Philip" Bound by Philip Smith... Read more
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$8,500.00
THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN [THREE VOLUMES]

THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN [THREE VOLUMES]

by Dryden, John; Park, Thomas

London: Printed at the Stanhope Press by C. Whittingham; for John Sharpe.., 1813. Hardcover. 12mo., 3 volumes; VG; bound in full polished calf, elaborate gilt border to boards, paneled spines with gilt tooling, black morocco label with gilt titling; mild wear and rubbing; marbled text block, endpapers; title page and engraved frontispiece to each volume; shelved case 0. 1339305. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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$280.00
Epitaph, A Poem. [Signed ltd edition]

Epitaph, A Poem. [Signed ltd edition]

by Dreiser, Theodore, and Robert Fawcett

New York: Heron Press, 1929. Signed Limited Edition. Leather_bound. Near Fine. 59 unnumbered pages, frontispiece, illustrations. 31 cm. 4to. Hardcover. Full leather bound. Ttitle, author, and decoration in steel and gilt onlay to front cover. Book Condition: Near Fine with wear to the covers mostly along the spine, a very sound binding and pristine interior. This is copy number 200 of a total edition of 1100. Only the first 200 copies are printed on hand made Van Gelder paper and bound in full leather.... Read more
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$225.00
The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth. The Oxford Edition

The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth. The Oxford Edition

by Wordsworth, William; Hutchinson, Thomas [Ed.]

London: Henry Frowde 1905. 8vo.Prize Binding. Prize binding, pp. xxxii + 979 in full tree calf with decorative gilt edging to front and rear boards, spine has raised bands with gilt lettering and extra gilt. Slight fading to top edge of rear board, some rubbing to the hinges. Internally marbled endpapers with gilt inner dentiles, prize label awarded to P.W.King Evelina scholarship dated 1908, all edges gilt, tight, bright and clean. A very good copy . Very Good. Full Tree Calf. 1905.
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£85.00
Images of the Civil War : The Paintings of Mort Kunstler

Images of the Civil War : The Paintings of Mort Kunstler

by McPherson, James M. [text]

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 1992. Small folio hardcover, full charcoal grey leather, heavily decorated in gilt, with color pictorial pastedown of battle scene mounted on front cover. Raised hub spine. Smyth-sewn binding with 22kt gold accents, archival-quality acid-neutral paper, page edges gilded on three sides, moire fabric end-sheets and a satin-ribbon place marker mark this as a quality edition by Easton Press. A signed limited edition. Number 1103 of 5000 copies signed by Kunstler and... Read more
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$150.00
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by Khayyam, Omar; Edward Fitzgerald

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1964. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Illustrated by Eugene Karlin.. First edition, first printing with Karlin's delightful illustrations. 8vo. 80,(4)pp. Full red morocco, gilt spine title, gilt vignette on upper board, top edge gilt; marbled endpapers. The translation is from the first and fourth editions in Engish verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Introduction by T. Cuyler Young. One of a limited number bound in leather. A fine copy. .
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$300.00