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<p> 4to. Three parts in one volume. Each part commences with its own title page and woodcut frontispiece of the Round Table. <p>Sixth edition of Malory's Morte d'Arthur and the first edition obtainable. It was preceded by Caxton, 1485; De Worde, 1498 & 1529; Copland, 1557 and East, 1578, none of which are available barring a new discovery. The establishment of the Commonwealth under Cromwell spelled the end of editions of Malory and other books favoring the monarchy until 1816.  <p>This copy bound in a well executed nineteenth century unsigned binding of full brown morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands, all gilt; gilt rules on the boards and all edges gilt. The binding is in fine condition.  <p>Complete except for a mounting, remargining and restoration of the frontispiece to Part III. The first thing to check with the 1634 Malory is how many pages are defective or in facsimile; usually there are several. This copy is entirely complete with only the frontispiece woodcut of Part III remargined at the fore-edge and bottom edge, and with the top outer corner restored with a few words in fine manuscript facsimile to match the printed type. The only other defect we have noted is an old stain (candle soot?) on Part I, leaf Ff2. (Some catalogues note the lack of the final blank in Part II, leaf Rr2, but this leaf is not called for and Part II in this copy ends correctly with leaf Rr1. )<p>This is essentially a near fine, complete copy of the earliest edition of the Morte d'Arthur obtainable.<p>STC 806; ESTC S100230; Printing and the Mind of Man, 29, for the Caxton printing.
(Morte d'Arthur:) The Most Ancient and Famous History of the Renowned Prince Arthur King of Britaine, ...
Malory, Sir Thomas
London: Printed for William Stansby for Iacob Bloome, 1634.
Price: $60,000.00
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First U.S. edition , first printing, of the first title; first editions, first printings of the remaining titles. Condition: "Over Sea, Under Stone" is fine and bright; the dustwrapper is price-clipped and has the tiniest bit of wear at the edges, else fine as well. "The Dark is Rising" is fine and bright; the dustwrapper is not price-clipped, has a short, closed marginal tear, and a bit of roughness along the top;l it does not have the Newbery Honor sticker. "Greenwitch" is fine in a fine, unclipped dustwrapper. "The Grey King" is foxed along the top else is fine; the dustwrapper is not price-clipped, but has light foxing to the reverse and uneven sunning of the front and rear panels; It does not have the Newbery Medal sticker. "Silver on the Tree" has a light residue from an old price-sticker on the front free endpaper else is fine; the dustwrapper is not price clipped and is fine. Contemporary Arthurian fantasy and the struggle between The Light and The Dark.  "The Grey King" was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1976, and "The Dark is Rising" a Newbery Honor in 1974.
The Dark is Rising Series: Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree
Cooper, Susan
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World; Atheneum, 1966-1977.
Price: $7,500.00
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Excerpt of the May, 1790, Massachusetts Magazine  containing the obituary tribute to Benjamin Franklin who died April 17, 1790. Four 8vo pages, plus an engraved portrait of Franklin. Paper is typically soiled with the corners rounded from wear; the portrait has had two marginal repairs, neither one of which affects either the image or the titling. A good copy, Bound into a custom binding of black patterned cloth blocked in gilt on the upper bard, marbled endpapers. Rare
Of Dr. Franklin in The Massachusetts Magazine. Or, Monthly Museum
[Franklin, Benjamin, Obituary]
Boston: Isaiah Thomas, 1790.
Price: $250.00
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12mo. 575pp plus index. Original vellum; title hand-lettered on spine; leather clasps. The lower portion of leaf o5 has been neatly excised and replaced with blank, as seems to have happened with other copies of this edition. Occasional staining and soiling else in very good condiiton. In Italian.
Il Petrarca con Nuove et Brevi Dicharationi
Petrarca, Francesco (Petrarch); Antonio Brucioli
Lyon: Gulielmo Ruvillio, 1550.
Price: $600.00
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Folio.  6 full page color  plates (including the title page) by Maud Humphrey, plus in-text  illustrations and text by Mabel Humphrey, all printed on one side only on heavy paper. The binding is a red cloth spine, printed paper  boards both upper and lower showing "Paul Revere" on his hobby horse. The  boards are soiled, rough and well worn at the edges and corners, with stains on the lower; the text block is  very good, with  the occasional light fingering soil. Noted is another publisher's, or at least early, binding of a repeating design on the board papers instead of the Humphrey painting of Revere (priority unknown.) A surprisingly rare book by the iconic Maud Humphrey, who trained, inter alia, under James McNeil Whistler.
Little Folk of '76
Humphrey, Maud; Mabel Humphrey
New York: Frederick A. Stokes, (1900).
Price: $300.00
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4to. (8),583, (20)pp. Full  vellum with spine lettered in manuscript. Title page in black and red  with the printer's device prominently displayed. Also a contemporary ownership signature on the title page. Occasional light staining and soil else  a very good copy. <p>  This is a branded book (i.e a book bearing a marca de fuego)  from the Convento de la Purísima Concepción de Celaya. The practice of branding the fore edges of books was located primarily in Colonial Mexico as a way to identify the monastic library to which the book belonged. The book was branded in the same way that one brands a cow: with a hot iron. Many of the brands have now been identified by scholars.<p>The brand on this book occurs on all three edges of the text block. It consists of three initial "c"'s in whose interior are the initials "o", "n", "ha" (the last is fused to the "c" to give "cha"). Giving us 'Concha". The final symbol is a circle with five points denoting this as a Franciscan binding: the five points refer to the five wounds of Francis' stigmata.<p>In 1994 Daid Saavedra attributed this mark to the Convento Grande de San Francisco de Querétaro, but subsequent study has shifted the attribution to the Franciscan convent of La Purísima in Celaya.
Martini Del-Rio ... Pharus Sacrae Sapientiae ...
(Branded Book; Marca de Fuego) Del Rio, Martin Antoine
Lugduni (Lyon): Sumptibus Horatij Cardon, 1608.
Price: $1,000.00
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8vo. 351(1),(4)pp. Original wrappers printed in black and red.  The title p[ge bears the Bilbao imprint but the cover shows Madrid. Inscribed by Unamuno on the half title: "A Mr. Rudolf Schevill, su amigo, Miguel de Unamuno." Schevill is the great Cervantes scholar and editor. Wraps soiled; the upper wrap has been professionally rehinged and remargined along the top; pages are darkened with age but largely unopened; a very good copy and quite rare signed. Housed in a custom morocco backed clamshell case. In Spanish.
Poesias (Signed)
Unamuno, Miguel de
Bilbao and Madrid: José Rojas; Fernando Fe; Vicroriano Suárez, 1907.
Price: $1,000.00
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Oblong 4to. Cloth spine, glazed pictorial boards. 6pp plus full color, full page illustrations not included in the pagination. Occasional light fingering soil, free endpapers replaced with plain paper in a muted tone, title page remargined along the top (no loss) and with a few stray old ink marks; occasional short closed and repaired marginal tears (no loss). covers lightly soled and worn at the edges, but still a good copy and definitely better than the typical copy offered, Early work by the Golliwogg chroniclers..
The Vege-Men's Revenge
Upton, Bertha
London, New York & Bompay: Lonmans. Green & Co, 1897.
Price: $400.00
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8vo. 439pp. Contemporary half polished calf, marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Charles John Bird on the front pastedown, neat ownership name of F.(?) Clarke on the title page. The binding is well rubbed and edges worn, but firm; the half title, preliminary blanks, final page and ending blanks are foxed else the text block is in very good condition.
Sardanapalus, A Tragedy; The Two Foscari, A Tragedy; Cain, A Mystery
Byron, Lord (George Gordon)
London: John Murray, 1821.
Price: $150.00
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Two volumes. 4to. x,(6),684,xxxii;  xxi,(1),555,liv,(4)pp. Publisher's cloth decorated in blue and red. Bright red endpapers in Vol. II. Top edge pale red in Vol. I, and pale blue in Vol. II. Volume I is the 2nd printing of October, 1961; Vol. II is the first printing and is signed. Fine copies; Vol. I has a couple of tiny spots on the fore edge; both volumes with  only a trace of wear. The dustwrappers are price-clipped; The wrapper on Volume I has two tiny spots and what appears to be archival reinforcement on the inside at the spine tips  else is fine; the dustwrapper on Volume II lacks a small piece at the base of the spine else is in fine condition as well. Volume II signed by the author on the half title: "Bon Appétit! Julia Child".
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Complete (Signed)
Child, Julia, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961, 1970.
Price: $1,500.00
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Elephant folio. Five finely printed broadsides in a portfolio. The portfolio has a blue cloth spine, brown paper over boards,title printed on marbled paper and inset onto the upper board, linen ties. The broadsides are printed by Tom Leech at the Palace Press on Arches Test which was first marbled by Leech in his studio, Each broadside has been signed by the poet. One poem was printed in an edition of 75 copies, the remainder in editions of 60 copies. Of these 15 sets were reserved for the portfolio. This is copy no. 12 of 15. A fine copy. Arthur Sze was the first Poet Laureate of Santa Fé.
Santa Fé Poet Laureate Arthur Sze (Signed)
Aze, Arthur
Santa Fé: The Press at the Palace of the Governors, (2008).
Price: $1,000.00
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Folio. Ten finely printed broadsides in portfolio. The portfolio has a green cloth spine, handmade paper sides with printed label inset into the upper board, linen ties, handmade paper pastedowns. The broadsides are each printed on handmade paper suitable for the poem; most are decorated with designs or lino cuts; one has been tie-died before printing; the 'Santuario at Chimayo' is printed on paper made from hospital linens and with some of the holy dirt from the Sanctuary added.   <p>Contents include: His life / Naomi Shihab Nye -- 3 haiku / DJ Renegade -- Late afternoon over a bottle of sake / John Brandi -- Grandmother / Sherman Alexie -- Santuario at Chimayo / Kim Addonizio -- Transforming the strange / Renée Gregorio -- The fish / Jane Hirshfield -- Maps and wings / Gary Mex Glazner -- Rosa / Rita Dove -- History lesson / Lucile Adler.  <p>75 copies of the individual broadsides were printed, of which 45 were reserved for the portfolio. This is number 32 of 45 copies. Signed by Glasner as well as Tom Leech, the printer at the Palace Press. Fine condition.
Word Art: Ten Poetry Broadsides
Glazner, Gary Max
Santa Fé: The Press at the Palace of the Governors, (2005).
Price: $1,250.00
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LArge 8vo. xxix,(2)676pp. Blue cloth, gilt spine titles, upper board embossed with a design of Sandburg's signature. Traces of wear and soil, top edge stain partially perished near the spine, a very good copy. Dustwrapper is price-clipped else is near fine with only a trace of roughness along the top edge. Signed by the author on the preliminary blank.
Complete Poems (Signed)
Sandburg, Carl
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1950).
Price: $350.00
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12mo. Illustrated with 37 hand colored plates as well as a forntispiece plate of Cuvier and numerous wood-cuts. Engraved hand-colored title page as well as a typeset title. Contemporary full red leather, boards embossed in blind and the spine tooled in glt; gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Light rubbing to the hinges and edges, head of spine nealty mended (but lacking the tip), else a near fine copy.
The Natural History of The Felinae (Lions, Tigers, Etc., Etc.)
Jardine, William
Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, et al., 1834.
Price: $350.00
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12mo. Illustrated with 31 hand colored plates as well as a forntispiece plate of George Louis le Clerc Buffon and numerous wood-cuts. Engraved hand-colored title page as well as a typeset title. Contemporary full red leather, boards embossed in blind and the spine tooled in glt; gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Light rubbing to the hinges and edges else a near fine copy.
The Natural History of Monkeys
Jardine, William
Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, et al., 1833.
Price: $600.00
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12mo. Original half leather, gilt spine title and rules,marbled paper boards. 26 engraved plates (of 36) with descriptive text. This was first written in 1801 by William Darton, who also drew and engraved the copper plates. In 1806 it was revised by Jane and Ann Taylor with the illustrations drawn and engraved by Jane Taylor. The first edition was in Philadelphia in 1806 (no known copies), followed by this edition of 1809. In 1814 it was published in London after which it went through many reprints. <p>The binding of this copy if well worn and rubbed and the text with scattered light staining; several early names on the front pastedown, on an early blank,and an 1823 name on the reverse of the title page ( the last with some bleed-though to the title). Lacks the front free endpaper, some of the descriptive text (pp.25-26 and 35-48.), and 10 plate pages. In addition plates 29-34 are misbound following plate 43, and plates 68-79 are misbound following plate 83.  <p> Even though incomplete, this is a very rare edition (only 2 copies located institutions) and the earliest obtainable edition. Welch 436; Rosenbach 407.
City Scenes; Or A Peep into London for Good Children: By the Author of Rural Scenes
Gilbert, Ann (Taylor) and Jane Taylor
Philadelphia: Pub. by James P. Parke, 1809.
Price: $750.00
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Two volumes. 8vo. (xii),50;(viii),256pp. Brown ribbed cloth embossed in blind on the boards and spine and with gilt titles on the spine. Coated endpapers. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Neat ownership names on the front free endpapers. A fine set in the original cloth and scarce thus.
The Life of Joseph Addison
Aiken, Lucy
London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1843.
Price: $350.00
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12mo. 32pp. printed on stiff card. Pictorial title page and the remainder chromolithographed in  Jones' illuminated designs in green, red, blue, black and gold and with additional hand coloring. The text is written in black with floral borders in chromolithography. The text was printed on stiff card to make the text block thick enough to bind. Original polished brown morocco by Hayday, embossed in blind and with a handcolored paper quatrefoil label. All edges gilt.  This copy with a hand-lettered gift inscription on a preliminary blank.  <p>Upper hinge neatly mended, light occasional foxing, trances or wear and soil, else this is a very good copy. McLean, p.. 88.
The Sermon on the Mount
Jones, Owen
London: Longman & Co., 1845.
Price: $500.00
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4to. (14),51,(1)pp. The half-title is present with its advertisement on the reverse. Also present are the Prologue and the Epilogue. The earliest copies lack these leaves, but an unsigned leaf was inserted after A4 headed "Prologue to the OPERA, Spoken by Mr. Betterton." H2 was cancelled and a new leaf headed [H2v]: The EPILOGUE. Spoken by Mrs. Bracegirdle, the word FINIS being transferred from H2 to H2v.  <p>The text block shows some aging and light staining; it is finely bound in full crushed crimson morocco, unsigned but reminiscent of Sangorski: Spine in six compartments with raised bands, intricately tooled in gilt; gilt rules on the boards; gilt inner dentelles; endpapers of crimson Victorian cloth in a linen effect. Top edge gilt. The text has been bulked out with several pages of blank paper in the rear. A nice copy of the scarce first edition in a fine binding.<p>Dryden's 'King Arthur' owes little to the Arthur of history of romance. The play centers around a battle with Oswald, a Saxon leader, which Arthur wins. He also wing the faire but blind Emmeline, whose sight is restored by Merlin.  The play was first performed at the Queen's Theatre with music by Purcell, and marks the likely beginning of a rekindling of interest in King Arthur and other things monarchial after their suppression by Cromwell and the Commonwealth.<p>Macdonald, 91 a ii. Arthurian Encyclopedia 121. Wing D2299. ESTC R18755.
King Arthur: Or, The British Worthy. A Dramatck Opera
Dryden, John
London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1691.
Price: $3,000.00
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Folio. xx, 583pp. Maroon textured cloth, gilt.  Table of Contents includes The War Years and Post-War Forecasts, Design and Construction with an article by Frank Lloyd Wright, Equipment, Management, Television. Post-War theatre plans include theatres in California and Hawaii (plus designs by S. Charles Lee),and proposals for drive-in theatres, and theatres using television as the projection medium. And a proposal to introduce popcorn as a revenue source. Fully illustrated with photos, drawings, blueprints, inserts and fold-outs. Light wear and aging to the gilt else this is in very good condition.
Theatre Catalog 1945
Miller, Herbert J., ed.
Philadelphia: Jay Emanuel Publications, Inc., (1946).
Price: $450.00
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16mo. Somewhat smaller than the first edition at 2¼ by 3¼ (without the fur) in a box about  3 by 4 inches.  A charming small book in pictorial boards with color illustrations throughout by Garth Williams.  Unlike early editions, which were covered in real fur, this edition is covered in imitation fur. The box has a circular opening to show the fur on the book. The book is in fine condition. The pictorial box has a few creases on the sides and ends, with a small closed tear at one of the flaps but is in very good condition. Originally published in 1946,this reissue maintained the original fur cover for a while before it was replaced with fake fur and finally with no fur at all.
Little Fur Family
Brown, Margaret Wise [Garth Williams, illus.]
NY: Harper & Row, 1984.
Price: $75.00
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12mo. 206pp. Contemporary full red leather, gilt spine title, boards embossed in blind, gilt inner dentelles, yellow coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Billed as having 33 plates: there are 30 handcolored plates of butterflies (one double,making 31), an engraved title page with a handcolored vignette, and an engraved frontispiece. As the Preface explains, this totals 33 plates. In addition to the engraved title, the typeset title is also present. The colored plates have all offset to some degree onto the facing pages; in all cases but one this offset is to a facing blank page; the exception is the engraved title which has offset to the frontispiece. Two small chips to the spine tips, only a trace of wear to the binding, else this is a fine copy with bright engravings.
The Natural History of Foreign Butterflies
Duncan, James
Edinurgh: W. H. Lizars, 1837.
Price: $650.00
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Oblong 4to. 48pp. Illustrated throughout in color by the author. Maroon cloth spine, glazed paper over boards printed in color on the front board and in black on the rear. Brown coated endpapers. Boards soiled and worn at edges and corners; page edges soiled; booksellers stamp on the reverse of the front free endpaper, and  two neatly repaired marginal tears, not affecting the images; rear free endpaper lacks a small piece on the bottom margin.. A good copy and quite scarce. Charming story of the children taming a dragon.
The Adventures of the Three Bold Babes
Praeger, S. Rosamond
New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1897.
Price: $350.00
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12mo. Three (of four?) leaves. Wood engraved illustrations, handcolored, one to a page, each with two folding flaps changing the scene at head and foot. Lacks part of the title and corresponding engraving on the reverse, thankfully loss is limited to a portion of the title border and the border of the engraving. Also apparently lacks the fourth engraving with flaps, though there is a fourth engraving on the reverse of the third, but without flaps All folds have been repaired with either archival tape or archival tissue; some soiling. Only a fair example but extremely scarce. Montanero lists no moveable titles as early as this.
The Metamorphoscope: Intended for the Amusement of Good Children
(Harlequinade)
Boston: T. H. Carter, 1838.
Price: $350.00
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Square 8vo. Introduction by F. E. Weatherly. Unpaginated. Three double-page chromolithographed die-cut pop-ups: Neddy's Friends (farm scene), Bunny-kin Town, and Wild Indians. Cloth spine, upper board is illustrated in color; rear board is plain. Light wear and soil to the boards, two pop-up folds seem to have been strengthened, ownership name and stamp on the front endpapers,  else a near fine copy.
Our Peepshow: A Novel Panorama Book
(Panorama)
London & New York: Ernest Nister, c. 1897.
Price: $500.00
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Limited edition, one of 200 copies finely printed letterpress on Finale, the final paper made at the Hayle Mill, this being number 110. The book is bound longstitch through a vellum spine with covers of Barcham Green Nefertiti. In the publisher's clamshell case along with the folding map of the Loose Valley as it was in 1856 with its paper mills, a portfolio of 19 vintage photographs showing the mill and various papermaking operations, and a final portfolio of 12 papers made at the mill. A fine exemplar. Actually from the collection of Mel Kavin, but you will have to take our word for that as he did not mark it in any way.
Papermaking at the Hayle Mill 1808-1987
Green, Maureen
Newwark, VT: The Janus Press, 2008.
Price: $850.00
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14 Thornton Burgess Miniature Books in their original box. The books are approximately  2 3/16 by 2 7/8 inches, stapled wraps, all with a cover illustration in color and other color illustrations in text. Each book has 12 pages including the covers.There first set of 6 books are c. 1914 and comprise the following titles: Danny Meadow-Mouse Learns Something; A Glad Time Made a Sad Time; Jack Frost Helps Paddy the Beaver; Mr. Toad and Danny Meadow-Mouse Take a Walk; Old Mr. Toad Gets His Stomach Full; Striped Chipmunk's Secret Joke. The second set of 8 titles comprise: Busy Folks and Sleepy Folks; Four Little Mice at School and Play; An Important Meeting at the Smiling Pool; Johnny Chuck Loses His Temper; Paddy the Beaver Gives Warning; Peter Rabbit Introduces His Big Cousin; Peter Rabbit Learns From Striped Chipmunk; Striped Chipmunk Has  a Secret. Jack Frost has one untrimmed page edge which protrudes else these booklets are in fine condition. Housed in original box which has edge wear and soiling but is intact. Scarce.
Little Animal Books
Burgess, Thornton
New York: John W. Eggers, 1914-1917.
Price: $1,250.00
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12mo. 128pp. Contemporary blue paper wraps. Textblock and wraps soiled and stained with some neat repairs. This is the morning (first)  dissertation,  listing Olaus Troilus Zachrisson in the description and setting the date for 12 December, 1694 "ante meridiem". There was a second printing for the afternoon session listing Daniel Lind Danielsson on the title and with the time specified as post meridiem. The afternoon version is scarce enough with OCLC locating only 5 copies; the morning version is downright rare with the OCLC listing (under the title Dissertatio De Lingvuae...) locating no copies worldwide. Lagerloof went on to become a noted language authority in the orthography of Swedish. In Latin.
Dissertatio De Linguae Svecanae Orthographia
Lagerloof, Petrus
Fahlunensis: n.p., 1694.
Price: $250.00
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8vo. li,(3),169,(1)pp. Yellow cloth printed in Aquatone by the Edward Stern Co. Top edge stained green. Illustrated. Index. Thomas' book first appeared in 1862. This is the first edition to appear under Asbury's edit, and it was very popular, even though it appeared during Prohibition.  There is a stain on the foredge of the rear board with a light stain on the foredge of the final 10 pages else this is a near fine copy. The scarce dustwrapper has light foredge stains, lacks a bit at the top edge on front and back, is rubbed, split at folds, a few closed marginal tears, and has an archival tape repair to the inside of the spine; still it gives a very good appearance. Finding this book in it dustwrapper is a rare experience.
The Bon Vivant's Companion, Or, How to Mix Drinks
Thomas, Jerry; Herbert Asbury, ed.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928.
Price: $1,000.00
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2½ by 2-7/8 inches. Full marbled calf; spine in six compartments, gilt, with red leather lettering label, gilt; gilt rule to the boards; all edges gilt. Original marbled endpapers. 191pp plus a page of Publisher's listings. Illustrated. With original covers bound in at rear (Original cover title: Town Sights for Little Folks). Nicely rebacked with original spine laid-on. A very good copy. Welsh 4699; Osborne p. 186.
London Sights for Little Folks
(Miniature)
London: Charles Tilt, n.d. ca. 1840.
Price: $500.00
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¾ by 2¼ inches. Contemporary full leather. All edges gilt. Trace of wear to the edges else a near fine copy. With original matching leather-covered slipcase. The case is worn at the top else is in very good condition.
London Almanack for the Year of Christ 1850
(Miniature) Almanac
(London): (Printed for the Company of Stationers), (1849).
Price: $200.00
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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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Two volumes. 8vo. (6),311,(1);(6),333,(1)pp. Dark blue cloth, gilt spine titles. Cloth is bubbled and stained, especially on the rear panels; some foxing; but a very good copy of a rare book. Important occult title by one of the early Theosophists, an acquaintance of Madame Blavatsky, and onetime President of the London Lodge.
Karma: A Novel
Sinnett, A. P.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1885.
Price: $1,000.00
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The second edition. Four volumes. 12mo. Contemporary full marbled calf. Nicely rebacked at a early date with the original spies laid-on. A very good set with light wear to the joints, spine tips and corners. Contemporary ownership name of M. Harris Rosenarne on each title page; Early ownership name of B. S., Hack on each front free endpaper. And with the woodcut bookplates of Glanville Wynkoop Smith on the front pastedown of each volume.
The Mysteries of Udolpho
Radcliffe, Ann
London: G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794.
Price: $1,000.00
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A single lithographed scene 6½ inches by approximately 275 inches (nearly 26 feet). Individual leaves are pasted together accordion style. The Nuremberg Folk  Festival began in 1826 and included a large parade. This 1853 Festival was no exception and was commemorated by the present lithograph, reputedly executed by Leopold Itzel. A glorious example of lithography: The Herold der Stadt Nürnberg and Trompeter are followed by the Ehrenfahnenträgen für Bauern; Noris, the Representation of Nuremberg,  follows in a Roman chariot; then trade representatives: artists, plumbers, armour, carpenters, locksmith, a Flora and Pomona in chariots, triumphal cart of Gartner, a train of brewers, Buttner and hosts, and finally floats from rural communities Steinbuhl, Mogeldorf and Rednizhembach, the last as a canal boat. The captions along the bottom are in German. The first 8 panels are hand colored, thereafter the lithograph is uncolored. Some light soiling , some folds repaired, occasionally trimmed closely; housed in original cardboard covers, worn at edges with their ribbon ties replaced. In all 27 participants or groups on 19 panels. Rare to start with and hardly ever found complete.
Der grosse Volksfestzug in Nurnberg am 29. August 1853
Nuremberg Folk Festival
n.p. (Nuremberg): n.p. (Verlag Georg Maar), n.d. (ca. 1853).
Price: $1,500.00
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4to. 64pp plus 64pp. Green cloth spine, glazed full color pictorial boards. Pictorial endpapers. Two early Disney stories from Silly Symphony in one volume. The Three Little Pigs is illustrated in black and white and with 12 full page full color illustrations. This is followed by The Big Bad Wolf and Little Riding Hood, with its own title page, also illustrated in black and white and with 11 full color full page illustrations and one double page full color illustration. The front endpapers show the three pigs and the wolf; the rear show a map through the forest from Red's house to Grandma's: it goes by the house of the three pigs and so they figure in the story. This is a fine, sharp copy, with only a trace of wear along the bottom edge. The dustwrapper is present. It is a little worn on the spine and stained along the bottom, else very good and not price-clipped. It contains the special sticker announcing the second story and that this is the Combined Edition. The Three Little Pigs was published in the previous year as a stand-alone title, and Red Riding Hood in 1934 also as a stand-alone. Scarce in collectible condition as individual volumes and downright rare in the Combined Edition.
Three Little Pigs; The Big Bad Wolf and Little Riding Hood Combined Edition
Disney, Walt
New York: Blue Ribbon Books, (1934).
Price: $1,000.00
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Small oblong 8vo. 8pp followed by the 20 engraved plates of the heavens, printed on one side only. Paper-covered boards with title a paste-on to the upper board. Publication date from Kayser, Vollstandiges Bucher-Lexicon. Boards somewhat worn and soiled, light foxing to the text and plates. Rare. Only 3 institutional copies located.
Himmels-Atlas in 20 Blattern nach den grossen Bodenschen Sternkarten
Reidig, Christian G.
Leipzig: Schreiber, 1849.
Price: $500.00
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