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12mo. Illustrated with black and white plates. Bound by Bertha Child in full blue morocco. Spine has three raised bands, tooled in gilt. An art deco design on the boards and spine with leaf-shaped inlays of brown morocco tooled in blind, straight inlays of brown morocco tooled in gilt broken lines, gilt tooling at the corners, edges tooled in gilt and inner dentelles tooled in the same manner as the boards. Colorful patterned endpapers. Top edge gilt, other edges of the text block untrimmed. With 'Bertha Child' tooled in gilt on the front pastedown, and the manuscript notation on a preliminary blank: "Christmas 1930, B.C.C." Bertha Child, a woman of many talents, was the mother of Paul Child, husband of Julia Child. A fine exemplar of her designer bookbinding work. One of 1150 numbered copies.
Greco ou le Secret de Tolede
(Bertha Child Binding) Barrés, Maurice
Paris: Librairie Plom, 1923.
Price: $350.00
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Four volumes, 12mo. A New Edition. xxviii,384;xiv,428;xiii,(1),382;xi,(1),368pp. Engraved frontispieces in each volume (lightly offset to the facing title pages). A very pleasing signed binding by Zaehnsdorf of half light green calf. Spines intricately gilt, with morocco lettering pieces, gilt. Marbled paper boards and endpapers in a Spanish wave over a stone pattern in greens and blues, with gilt veining. Top edges gilt. Ribbon markers. A fine set with only a trace of wear to the edges. The Noctes Ambrosianae are a series of imaginary colloquies, usually taking place in Ambrose's Tavern, Edinburgh. One of the characters is based on James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, and is noted for expressive Scots dialogue.
Noctes Ambrosianae
(Bindings - Zaehnsdorf) Wilson, Professor (John)
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863.
Price: $400.00
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Miniature: 2½ by 2¾ inches. (4), 40, (4)pp. Text and illustrations by Bantock. Finely hand-printed and bound in goatskin by Carol Kent. Bantock's tipped-in color plates are by Susannah Kent. One of 300 numbered copies signed by Bantock. A fine copy.
History of Imaginary Spinning Tops
(Miniature) Bantock, Nick
Dallas: The Somesuch Press, 1994.
Price: $500.00
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Miniature book. 1-7/16 by 1-3/16 inches. Copy No. 111 of 150 finely printed on the Ashendene hand press by Linnea Gentry from the original Ashendene pates used for the original printing for Queen Mary's Dollhouse in 1923. Bound in full niger morocco, spine in three compartments with raised bands, gilt; gilt rules on the boards; all edges gilt. Housed in the publisher's clamshell case, morocco spine, gilt, with cloth sides and an ingenious cutout to house and protect the small book. And with the original prospectus for this edition laid into the publisher's cloth chemise. A fine copy in a fine case.
The Ashendene Press Edition of Horace's Carmina Sapphica
(Miniature) Horace
Boston: Anne and David Bromer, (1983).
Price: $400.00
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1¼ by 2 inches. Full niger morocco. Spine in 4 compartments with raised bands, spine and both boards tooled in blind. Marbled endpapers. Edges sprinkled red. Each letter of the alphabet has its own page, faced by an illustration of an insect whose name starts with that letter. A is for ant, B is for bumble bee, C is for caterpillar..... One of 50 numbered copies of which this is no. 28. A fine copy, finely printed and finely bound.
ABC of Insects
(Miniature) Mason, A. R.
n.p.: Pixie Press, c. 1981.
Price: $250.00
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8vo.  Marbled paper boards; vellum head & tail. One of 475 numbered copies printed for The Pleiad by the Officina Bodoni under the supervision of Frederic Warde and being the first use of a new type. Trace of foxing to two early leaves else this is a fine copy. The binding is well preserved and i unusually ice condition.
Crito
(Plato)
Paris: The Pleiad, 1926.
Price: $300.00
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No. 34 of 175 copies. 1/2 morocco gilt by the Gregynog Bindery. Printed in Romulus on Barcham Green handmade paper. Slight wear at spine heel and corners else a fine copy. The last book printed at the Press.
Lyrics and Unfinished Poems
Abercrombie, Lascelles
(Newtown): Gregynog Press, 1940.
Price: $350.00
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Folio (8½ by 13 inches). Edited and translated and with an Essay on Babeuf by John Anthony Scott. With twenty-one Etched Portraits by Thomas Cornell. One of 300 copies signed by the publisher, Leonard Baskin, this being number 128.  Finely printed by Baskin at the Gehenna press on  Nideggen paper. 21 etched portraits by Thomas Cornell, including 20 signed plates on blue paper by Fabriano, and the unsigned frontispiece. In loose sheets, as issued. Uncut. In a full morocco portfolio, gilt titles. Housed in a quarter morocco clamshell case, gilt spine titles. A fine copy; the clamshell case has a trace of wear else is fine as well.
The Defense of Gracchus Babeuf Before the High Court of Vendome
Babeuf, Gracchus; John Anthony Scott,ed.; Thomas Cornell, illus.
Northampton: The Gehenna Press, 1964.
Price: $750.00
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 Small folio. (x), 136(-142)pp. Illustrated from watercolors by Robert Engels throughout. Translated by Hilaire Belloc from the French of Joseph Bedier. Recent fine binding of half leather, deep red in color; spine in 6 compartments with raised bands; maroon lettering label, gilt. Dark red T-grain cloth sides. Marbled endpapers. Original wrappers bound in. Light soil and foxing to the upper wrapper; trace of foxing to the half title; else near fine in a lovely binding. One of 300 numbered copies.
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
Bedier, Joseph; Hilaire Belloc, transl.
London: George Allen, 1903.
Price: $500.00
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Folio. Unpaginated. One of 65 numbered copies (this being No. 42) finely printed by Tom Leech at the Palace press. Signed by both authors on the colophon. Finely bound by Rosalia Galassi in quarter cloth, with marled paper sides by Tom Leech. Printed spine label. A fine copy printed in two colors on letterpress throughout; the title page printed in three colors, using the Maya glyph in light blue created by Mark Stone based on John's and Renée's ideas.
Road to the Cloud's House
Brandi, John, and Renee Gregorio
Santa fe: The Press at the Palace of the Governors, 2008.
Price: $500.00
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Folio. One of 35 numbered copies printed on handmade paper and signed by the author/artist as well as the publisher. 211,(1)pp. Publisher's full vellum binding, gilt. Top edge gilt; remaining edges untrimmed deckle. Ribbon marker. Chapter headings with red initials. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with plates tipped-in. Only a trace of wear and rubbing; a fine copy. Rare.
Vanished Towers and Chimes of Flanders
Edwards, George Wharton
Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1916.
Price: $500.00
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Folio, original orange, tan, and yellow striped linen, brown suede backstrip, blind-stamped title on front cover. [64] pp. (versos blank), 24 photographic plates tipped in.  One of 487 copies signed by the author/photographer and by both of the Grabhorns. This copy unnumbered and marked "Authors Copy".  Trace of wear to the corners else a near fine copy. One of the last productions of the Granbhorn Press. Grabhorn Bibliography 653.
Alamos: A Philosophy in Living. Photographs & the Written Word. (Signed)
Elkus, Richard J.
San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1965.
Price: $450.00
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4to. 22pp. Finely printed on Nideggen paper. The edition consisted of 125 numbered copies and 26 special lettered copies. The lettered copies are bound in half leather, gilt sine title, paste paper boards. Signed by Everson on the half-tite. This is copy 'B' of the lettered edition. With a woodcut frontispiece by Daniel O. Stolpe. There is only the barest trace of rubbing to the leather; a fine, bright copy.
Renegade Christmas
Everson, William
Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1984.
Price: $200.00
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Maroon cloth, spine title in gilt on a black ground.  Orange endpapers. Woodcut by Mary Fabilli. One of 200 numbered copies signed by Everson, and with an additional inscription on the half-title, to "Dinah and Mel" and signed 'Bill Everson, Jan 17 1981, Kingfisher Flat". With the publisher's prospectus laid-in. A fine copy in plain dustwrapper. Bartlett & Campo A-27
In the Fictive Wish (Signed)
Everson, William (Brother Antoninus)
Oyez, (1967).
Price: $200.00
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1/8 vellum covered spine with blindstamped title; decorated paper boards. Titles in rust and gold; section numbers in rust. One of 250 numbered copies signed by Everson, and with an additional inscription: 'For Mel Smith on his return to Kingfisher Flat, with all the best. Bill Everson, October 10, 1986.' With publisher's prospectus folded and laid-in, also signed by Everson. A fine copy. Bartlett & Campo. A38.
Tendril in the Mesh (Signed)
Everson, William (Brother Antoninus)
Cayucos Books, 1973.
Price: $200.00
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4to. xvii, 77pp. No. 26 of 90 copies (from a total edition of 110 copies). Bound by the Harcourt Bindery in quarter white vellum, gilt titles on the spine and upper bard, patterned paper boards . Dark green endpapers. Printed on handmade paper especially made for this edition by Twinrocker Paper Mill. The typeface is Jan van Krimpen's Lutetia, cast by Joh. Enschedén in Haarlem. Initial letters opening the Latin verses were designed by Mark Livingston and hand-colored at the press. Contains the Latin text of the medieval hymns Dies irae, Stabat mater dolorosa, Stabat mater speciosa, Veni Sancte Spiritus, Veni Creator Spiritus, Vexilla Regis, and Te Deum (all from Analecta hymnica Medii Aevi, Leipzig, 1886-1922), together with 18 translations of those hymns. Linnea Gentry moved her Amaranth Press from San Francisco, where she had established the it in the mid-1970's. Aside from her commission work, she published one fine book during her New Mexico years: this one. It is a masterful example of fine bookmaking celebrating sacred verse. It was featured not only in an exhibition at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fé but highlighted in Smith's 'Passions in Print'. This is a fine copy of a superb example of fine printing.
Cantus Sanctus
Gentry, L. M., intro.
Santa Fé: Amaranth Press, 1982.
Price: $3,000.00
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8vo. New and revised edition with 40 illustrations, including a tissue-guarded frontispiece of Stevenson. Finely bound by the Eagle Art Bindery in half deep blue morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt titles and thistle decorations, light blue cloth, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper in a blue red and white Spanish wave design. A fine copy, finely bound.
Stevensoniana
Hammerton, J. A
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1910.
Price: $50.00
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 Two volumes. Contemporary full crimson leather, intricately tooled in a 'cottage' design on all boards. Sometime rebacked in matching leather. The reback is itself a work of art: The spines are in 6 compartments, separated by raised bands tooled in gilt. The second compartments contain the title bordered in simple gilt lines; the third contain the volume numbers surrounded by intricate gilt corners; and the remaining compartments are filled with gilt tooling in repeating designs and echoing the 18th century board designs. Original marbled endpapers. Gilt rolls along edges and inner dentelles. The text is entirely engraved and complemented by engraved initials, head and tail pieces, text illustrations and full page frontispieces. First issue, with the misprint on p. 108 of Vol. II.  Light wear to boards. A fine and handsome copy of a fine and handsome edition. ESYC T46226.
Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera
Horatius Flaccus, Quintus [Horace]
London: John Pine [Iohannes Pine], 1733-37.
Price: $4,000.00
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 8vo. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Gilbert James with twelve illustrations; eleven are in black and white, but the frontispiece is beautifully hand-colored for this edition. Printed on Studio hand-made paper. Beautifully hand bound by Riviere in full pumpkin-colored calf; spine in 6 compartments with raised bands, ornately gilt. The compartments, except for the title, are tooled with a serpent and chalice, gilt. The upper board features a vignette of a large gilt chalice with a serpent in leather onlay, underlying buff with green accents for the scales. Gilt rule borders and corner circles are tooled onto the upper and lower boards. All edges gilt. Marbled paper endpapers with gilt inner dentelles of grapes and grape leaves. There is wear to the spine tips and to a part of the rear board edge; neat, artful and nearly invisible repair of the joints; some darkening to the leather else this is a very good copy in a skillfully executed binding.
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Khayyam, Omar
London: Riviere, 1928.
Price: $750.00
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4 folio volumes: The Age of Oak, The Age of Walnut, The Age of Mahogany, and The Age of Satinwood. With plates in color after Shirley Slocombe, and numerous illustrations selected and arranged by the author. Bound in half green morocco by Asprey, spines in six compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and titles, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A superb, gift-quality set of the standard reference on English furniture. A sumptuous gift for the discriminating collector on your list, or for yourself. The binding matches our copy of Ralph Edwards' 'Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture' (our number 18577).
A History of English Furniture : Finely bound in leather by Asprey
Macquoid, Percy
London: Lawrence & Bullen, Ltd, 1938.
Price: $1,250.00
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 2 Volumes. 8vo. xliv,368;432pp. Illustrated with two engraved frontispieces and twelve full page engraved plates. Contemporary full calf binding almost certainly by Edwards of Halilfax. Spines in 6 compartments with raised bands, the compartments intricately gilt, and with black leather lettering pieces, gilt. The boards stained, onlaid and tooled in panels with a central urn and with gilt and blind rolls on the borders; gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Hinges neatly mended; headcaps,tailcaps and corners worn; rubbing with some loss of onlay else a good set with fine text blocks. The plates were drawn by W. M. Craig and engraved by several hands.  'Translated from the Persian by Sir Charles Morell', though the tales, modeled on the 'Arabian Nights', were actually written by James Ridley under the pseudonym of Charles Morell. See  ESTC T70073 for the 1764 edition. The evidence for this being a an Edwards binding is that it has typical Edwards features; indeed, Maggs cat. 1075 and also NIxon's Oldaker Collection of Birtish Bookbindings show calf bindings attributed to the Edwards bindery using tools apparently identical to those on this binding.
The Tales of the Genii; Or, The Delightful Lessons of Horam the Son of Asmar
Morell, Charles
London: James Wallis, 1805.
Price: $1,000.00
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16mo. 479pp. Engraved title and frontispiece. With a life of the author, Rev. James Ridley. Modern full morocco; boards tooled in blind; leather lettering label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Light soil else a very god copy of this supposed  translation form a Persian manuscript of the Arabian Nights.  Inscription dated 1854.
The Tales of the Genii. Translated from the Persian
Morell, Sir Charles, pseud.
London: J. Walker and CO., et al, 1814.
Price: $150.00
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On Ne Badine Pas Avec L'Amour
Musset, Alfred de
Paris: Conquet, 1904.
Price: $400.00
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Large 4to. Illustrated with 184 plate sin black and white and color; the color plates are tipped-in. List of pottery ad porcelain marks in rear. Bound in half deep red morocco by Asprey, spines in six compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and titles, deep red cloth sides, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A superb, gift-quality title. A sumptuous gift for the discriminating collector on your list, or for yourself.
English Pottery and Porcelain: Finely leatherbound by Asprey
Savage, George
London: Oldbourne Press, n.d. (1961).
Price: $175.00
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8vo. xix,(1),562pp. Illustrated with plates and maps, the plate with tissue-guards. Finely bound in full navy morocco, spine in five compartments with raised bands, intricately gilt; the boards with gilt borders and gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. The unsigned binding is almost certainly  by George A. Zabriskie, whose bookplate is on the front pastedown. Zabriskie was president of the New York Historical Society in the early part of the 20th century and was also an expert bookbinder. Laid in in a three page letter entirely in manuscript form Jared Sparks to William Leete Stone, and dated 1865. In the letter Sparks expresses great satisfaction with Stone's "Life and Times of Sir William Johnson", published 1865.  Light wear to the edges, hinge and corners, offsetting from some plates to the facing pages, and one map lightly foxed, else this is about fine. The letter has a glue residue along the fold from where it was previously tipped into a book, else fine.
The Life of George Washington
Sparks, Jared
Boston: Tappan and Dennet, 1843.
Price: $1,200.00
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Illustrations colored by stencils.  Printed on Barcham Green handmade paper. Quarter vellum, gilt title; cream raw silk boards; t.e.g. Cardboard slipcase.  Scarce dustwrapper present. No. 86 of 350 copies. A good example of pochoir coloring from the Curwen Press.  Corners bumped else a fine copy.  Dustwrapper has been restored with handmade paper, replacing small parts lacking at head and tail of spine, and rear hinge; gives a very good appearance.
The Shepheardes Calendar
Spenser, Edmund
London: Cresset Press, 1930.
Price: $750.00
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 2 volumes. 8vo. (xvii), 424; (xxx), 327pp. Engraved frontispiece in the volume on Holy Living. Title pages and half titles printed in red and black. Contemporary binding of full morocco. Spines in six compartments with raised bands, ornately stamped in blind with gilt titles. Boards are also ornately stamped in blind with rules and stamps, and with a central rectangular design of diamonds enclosing crosses. Inner dentelles also stamped in blind, with marbled endpapers. Triple sewn silk headbands. All edges gilt and gauffered, with painted banners on all edges entwined around green staves and with calligraphed sentiments: To learn live; For me to live (die) is Christ and to live (die) is gain. The hinges on Vol. 1 have been nearly invisibly repaired; two corners worn; frontispiece has offset to the title page; else this is a near fine set in a lovely example of the bookbinder's craft.
The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living; The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying
Taylor, Jeremy
London: William Pickering, 1847.
Price: $750.00
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Thin folio. 36pp. One of a few 'tall' copies printed on Roycroft handmade paper. Roycrofter records for this period are scant so the total print run of tall copies is unknown but is believed to be fairly limited. The 1905 and 1906 catalogues list theprinting numbers only as "a few". This copy is bound in 3/4 brown levant morocco, marbled paper sides and matching endpapers. The spine is in six compartments with raised bands, and each compartment but the title is exquisitely tooled in a gilt floral motif with colored flower petals. The binding is believed to be by Danish binder Lorenz Schwartz. The colophon identifies the illuminator as Grace Fournier, the daughter of Alexis Fournier. Fournier and his family moved to East Aurora to work for Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters in 1903, the same year as the publication of this title. There are two beautifully illuminated initials in the text, one of them in purple, pink and green with gilt initial, the other in red and green with gilt initial. The colophon is illumined in shades of blue, green and purple, and signed by Grace Fournier. There is a lengthy dedicatory inscription beautifully calligraphed in an arts and crafts style; also by Fournier?? In remarkably fine condition with only a trace of wear to one corner, and the boards yawning a bit.
Here Then is that Helpful as well as Ennobling Discourse Entitled the Essay on Friendship
Thoreau, Henry D.
East Aurora, New York: The Roycrofters, 1903.
Price: $2,000.00
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8vo. (2),161pp. Beautifully bound in full brown morocco. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt; boards with gilt rules enclosing a blind-tooled border; title in gilt on the upper boards; all edges gilt; inner dentelles ruled in gilt; gilt note on rear dentelle: "E.D. 1905". Ornate headpiece and tailpieces to text. Presentation on the half-title: "Compliments of Dan. H. Tredwell". Only a trace of rubbing to the binding; a near fine copy.
A Monograph on Privately-Illustrated Books. (Signed): A Plea for Bibliomania.
Tredwell, Daniel M.
Brooklyn: Fred. Tredwell, 1882.
Price: $250.00
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Folio. One of 250 numbered copies of which this is number 170. Chapter headings and binding blocks by Nuiko Haramaki. Printed on handmade Tovil paper (replete with ecclesiastical watermarks and deckle edges., Original programs from the stage productions of the San Francisco-based Interplayers are bound into their places in the text, and others are housed in a special pocket in the rear board. The endpapers are from a production of Hamlet. Binding of beige linen by Perry G. Davis, housed in a special foldover case which itself is  housed in a slipcase with cloth insets of a spade on one side and a club on the other. A fine copy. And with the prospectus (San Francisco, 1956) laid-in.
Printing for Theater
Wilson, Adrian
San Francisco: Adrian Wilson, 1957.
Price: $1,500.00
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Eight volumes. Small 8vos. Volumes 1-6 are the New Edition in Six Volumes, published in 1843, 1843, 1838, 1838, 1837 & 1837.  Volume 7 (1842) and Volume 8 (1851) are first editions. Uniformly finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full calf; spines in six compartments, intricately gilt, with red and green lettering labels, gilt; top edges gilt; simple gilt rules on the upper and lower boards; gilt inner dentelles; marbled endpapers. Engraved bookplates on the paste downs of each volume. A near fine set with only a trace of rubbing at the edges.
The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth
Wordsworth, WIlliam
London: Edward Moxon, 1838-1851.
Price: $1,200.00
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8vo. 98pp plus 6pp of ads. Green morocco spine, gilt titles, vellum tips. Cockerell green marbed paper sides, endpapers of Griffin handmade paper embedded with shamrocks. A fine copy. With the bookplate of Mathilde Nathan. Wade 121.
Per Amica Silentia Lunae
Yeats, William Butler
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1918.
Price: $250.00
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Contemporary full calf. Spine in 5 compartments, one with maroon lettering piece, gilt; the others ornately gilt. Boards outlined in simple gilt rules, then blindstamped in concentric rectangles; the central portion tooled in blind to represent straight-grain leather. Gilt inner dentelles, marbled paper endpapers. Full page engraved plates, with light ofsetting to facing text. A fine copy in a well executed 19th century binding.
The Life of Isaac Walton; Including Notices of His Contemporaries
Zouch, Thomas
London: Septimus Prowett, 1823.
Price: $300.00
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