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Large folio. Half leather, spine in 6 compartments, gilt; maroon colored pebbled cloth, gilt title on the upper board; all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. With 44 full page chromolithographed illustrations of the uniforms of the United States Army from 1775 to 1888, accompanied by Nelson's text in letterpress. The lithographs are after water colors by H. A. Ogden. Prepared and executed by the Quartermaster General of the United States under authority of the Secretary of War. Lithographed by G. H. Buek & Co.<p> De Luxe edition, one of 1500 copies of which this is No. 51.<p> Reissued in 1959 and 1998, but the reissues are a pale reflection of the beauty of the original chromolithographs. Now rare complete with all 44 plates present, many copies having been disbound to have the plates framed. <p>We note some small repairs to the cloth boards, a bump on one edge, and two mended marginal tears on the title page else this is a near fine copy.
The Army of the United States
Nelson, Henry Loomis
New York: B. M. Whitlock, n.d. (1889).
Price: $1,500.00
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12mo. 229 (3)pp. Contemporary red morocco tooled in a decorative floral gilt design on both boards; spine in five compartments with raised bands, gilt. All edges gilt. Metal clasps. Marbled paper pastedowns. Engraved title page vignette, nine full page engraved plates, engraved section endings, some in black and some in red. Printed in red and black throughout. And with the engraved printer's device in red on the final page.<p>Upper board lacks some leather (from wear?) exposing the wooden board beneath; one clasp missing the end-hook, hinges lightly rubbed else this is very good condition, though the metal of the clasps has offset a bit onto the first and last page edges. Contains the Calendar of Saints, the Beginning of the Gospel of St. John, he Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, followed by the Penitential Psalms, the Litany and then the Passion According to  St. John, all in Latin; At the end is the Tabla, in Spanish.<p>Neat early ownership signature on the reverse of the tittle page. Library blindstamp on the bottom of the title page and the last leaf. Bookplate of Richard Boycott on the front pastedown: gules on a chief argent, three grenadoes proper, and the motto" Pro Rege at Religione". These arms were granted by Charles II of England in 1663 to Sylvanus Boycott of Hinton, and Francis Boycott of Byldwas, sons of William Boycott. The father had furnished Charles I with grenadoes and other supplies, and the sons had aided Charles II when a fugitive.  (See Almack, "Bookplates", p. 48.) <p>Nice little book. Palau 199504.
Oficio de la Virgen Maria Segun et Breviario Romano por el Papa Urbano VIII
Catholic Church: Liturgy
Amberes (Antwerp): En La Emprenta Plantiniana, Balthasar Moretus, 1724.
Price: $350.00
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Oblong 4to. Red cloth spine, paper over boards, the rear boards plain but the upper board with a chromolithograph of Humpty Dumpty and the nursery rhyme characters portrayed as children. Patterned endpapers. Six large chromolithographed full page pull-down pop-up scenes in tiers and delicately die-cut, depicting Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty,  Puss-in-Boots, The Old Woman in the Shoe and Beauty and the Beast. Edges worn and covers rubbed, some fingering soil to the text, a couple of corners creases to the pop-ups but a very nice copy. Neat gift inscription on the front free endpaper dated 1899.
The Land of Long Ago: A Visit to Fairyland with Humpty Dumpty
Weedon, L. L.
London: Ernest Nister, n.d. (1898).
Price: $1,500.00
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Folio. Foliated: 184ff. Full vellum. Old manuscript lettering on spine, book title also on bottom text edge. Large woodcut printer's device on the title page showing Taurus as a constellation, with the motto Mi Coelestis Origo. A preliminary blank lacking and some general soiling to the textblock with small marginal stain to the first 6 folios; spine lacks tips and hinge cracked but firm. The vellum over the bands was intentionally cut (to show the sewing?) <p>Bound using remnants of a mediaeval manuscript as binding tabs. While we have not translated the fragments, they appear to be legal in nature, with 'lex', arbitratio' obvious. In Latin. With woodcut initials in a variety of sizes sprinkled throughout the text, some contemporary neat annotations in Latin, and with the full page woodcut of the Arbor Substitutionum present.<p>Bartolus de Saxoferrato (Bartolo da Sassoferrato) was a 14th century professor of law renowned for his works in the legal field and especially for his comprehensive commentaries on Civil Law, of which this is a part and which, like the others, is complete in itself. .
Bartoli in Saxoferrato In Primam Infortiati Partem Commentaria ...
Bartolus de Saxoferrato
Augustae Taurinorum (Turin): Apud Nicolaum Beuilaquam, 1573.
Price: $750.00
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4to. Ten pp. (12 if you count the pastedowns). Spiral bound pictorial color boards showing most of the Disney characters as of 1942, with the upper boards depicting the Victory Parade, and the lower board showing Mickey and Donald within in a 'V' and the three pigs and Pluto within a 'V' in Morse Code. Eight movable or lift-up parts. All parts are working. There are flaps, slides and wheels to tell the story of Donald being pursued by the Big Bad Wolf and his little wolves. The Big Bad Wolf wears a swastika on his hat, and the little wolves wear hats with Japanese and Italian symbols, representing the Axis Powers.  They are after Donald's treasure chest which contains something to help win the war. All of the Disney characters help Donald escape as he runs through Washington D.C. At the end the treasure is revealed: A Defense Savings Bond Stamp Book with one stamp as Donald's gift. When filed, the album could be redeemed for a $25 bond. <p>A very nice copy with only a trace of wear to the edges, the final wheel with some rubbing around the pivot, and the expected light soil to the pull tabs. <p> A scarce Disney item, rare in full working condition and more so with the Savings Stamp Book present.
The Victory March: The Mystery of the Treasure Chest
Disney, Walt
n.p.: Walt Disney Productions, (1942).
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.
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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Thick 4to. xvi, 316pp. Index. Tan buckram printed in black on the spine and in black and gilt on the upper board. Top edge gilt. Patterned endpapers. Printed in red and black. <p>The first part (text) is illustrated with a frontispiece and numerous black and white facsimiles.<p> The second part is the "New Hieroglyphic Bible Told in Stories by Frederick A. Laing" The 184 page Bible is printed in color: the leaves (approximately 2 by 3 inches) are mounted four to a page on heavy stock attached to linen guards.<p>Traces of soil to the top and bottom edges of the book, else this is in near fine condition and is indeed a very nice copy. With the scarce printed linen dustwrapper: blue linen printed in black and mounted to card stock. The jacket is a bit soiled, but still quite presentable and a very early exemplar of a printed cloth dustwrapper.
Hieroglyphic Bibles: Their Origin and History, A Hitherto UNwritten Chapter of Bibliography with Facsimile Illustrations....
Clouston, William Alexander, and Frederick A. Laing
Glasgow: David Bryce and Son, 1894.
Price: $1,000.00
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Squareish 12mo. Contemporary dark brown sand-grain victorian cloth, title in gilt on the upper board. Errata slip present before the first page of text. Text is followed by  handcolored full page plates of the different appearance of the sky (presumably from Scotland) as different indices of the state of the ensuing weather. The clouds are divided into three main categories then further subdivided. Of the 46 handcolored plates called for, numbers 22 and 23 are duplicated but 32 has been skipped, giving a total of 47 plates.  Nearly invisibly rebacked at an early date, occasional soil and staining else a very good copy and quite scarce. Rare. Only 4 copies located worldwide.
Meteorography, or The Perpetual Weather Almanac
Henderson, John
Edinburgh: R. S. Michie and John Sutherland, 1841.
Price: $750.00
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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 89. 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.
Papermaking at the Hayle Mill 1808-1987
Green, Maureen
Newwark, VT: The Janus Press, 2008.
Price: $850.00
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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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12mo. 16pp. Illustrated with 12 woodcuts. Self wrappers. Likely the first edition. Uncut and unbound: A single sheet printed on both sides, folded for binding, but never cut or bound. Rare in this condition.<p>Osborne ascribed a date of c. 1790, a similar book under the same title was printed in the United States by Isaiah Thomas, 1794 (Welch, #173).  Osborne. p. 3.<p> In fine condition with only a trace of aging, though the title page is printed close to the edge and it reverse touches the printing on the page (see photo.) .  Housed in a custom  case.
Entertaining Fables for the Instruction of Children
(Chap Book: Uncut and unbound))
Irongate, Derby: J. Drewry, ca. 1790.
Price: $2,000.00
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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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Parabaik, (accordion, or concertina-style) book. Four by six inches (closed) but 6 by 58 inches fully opened. Heavy handmade paper pasted to form 32 panels containing 8 double page paintings per side for a total of 16. Bound into carved wooden covers. The covers depict a tiger on one and a boar on another. The miniatures are original art and depict tattoo patterns for a client to choose. The images are in pigments of green, red, ochre, flesh, blue and purple, and are surrounded by text and/or symbols in black. <p>  Wood of one cover split but firmly attached, finish lightly rubbed, but images are in fine condition.
Burmese Parabaik
(Tattoo Book)
Burma: n.p., 19th cent.
Price: $1,500.00
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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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Thin 4to. (38)pp. Pictorial paper over boards, bright yellow cloth spine, decorated endpapers. Each page illustrated in either black & white or color with scenes from the Fantasia production. A near fine, with only the barest trace of soil and with a trace of wear along the edges. The dustwrapper is present. It is not price-clipped and it is lightly soiled and rubbed else in very good condition. A scarce early Disney title.
Dance of the Hours from Walt Disney's Fantasia
Disney, Walt
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1940).
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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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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First state with section headings Book First, Book Second and Book Third. Colored title page and 19 full page plates, five in full color and the rest in two colors. Color pictorial endpapers. Original red cloth blocked in white, black and brown on the upper board in an illustration of Santa descending a chimney. The spine is blocked with the title in black and brown. The pictorial endpapers depict Santa in his sleigh. Cloth lightly soiled and discolored and the white ink rubbed in places, notably on Santa's beard; small repair to the front inner hinge, and chip to the free edge; else this is a very good copy. It also has a contemporary gift inscription on a preliminary blank dated 1902 and an ownership name and address on the half title.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
Baum, L. Frank
Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, (1902).
Price: $1,000.00
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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. xxv,(1),27-84pp.  Half-title is present. The 'Extract', pp. 73-84, is present. Both Extracts are sometimes attributed to John Mitford. Nicely  bound to style in quarter calf, spine gilt; leather lettering label, gilt; marbled paper boards, vellum tips. A fine copy.This title has a curious bibliographic history, with first issues attributing authorship to Lord  Byron, then  removing Byron's name, then this issue (Viets IV), with gathering 'A' reset to 23 lines to account for the removal of a slur on Mary Godwin and Jane Clermont and with 'lmost' on page 36. Earlier issues are unavailable, making this essentially the earliest printing obtainable of the first book on vampires. See Viets in PBSA LXIII (1969), 83-103.
The Vampyre; A Tale
Polidori, John William
London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1819.
Price: $4,000.00
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Oblong folio: 9½ by 12½ inches. Original wraps decorated in color on the upper and lower wrap. Debussy's music is complemented by Hallé's sets and costumes for the 1919 ballet. Title page and 5 introductory pages hand colored; there are colored full page divisions for each of the 4 tableaux, as well as 13 full page colored illustrations reproducing the children's ballet of December, 1919. A copyright date on the typeset title page is 1913, but this is the date of the composition of the music. Debussy died in 1918, leaving only the piano score and a few pages of orchestration. These were complete by his student André Caplet for the debut in 1919 with Hallé's sets and costumes. Issued in both wraps and boards, this is the copy in publisher's wraps. Both issues are rare and fragile. The spine and one of the folds of the wraps have been strengthened on this copy, there is some light wear to the corners else this is a very good copy. The original glassine jacket has been replaced with new glassine. With the ownership signature of Glenn Bohannon, Napoli, 1945, on the front free endpaper. Protected in a custom made clamshell case.
la boîte à joujoux
Debussy, Claude, and André Hellé
Paris: Durand & Fils, ca. 1919.
Price: $1,000.00
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 First edition. 8vo. Original red T-grain cloth, gilt titles on spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with 8 full page plates and numerous text cuts. Cloth moderately spotted; spine tips neatly and nearly invisibly replaced; pencil underlining and marginalia throughout; else a very good copy of a fairly scarce work.
Mars as the Abode of Life
Lowell, Pervical
NY: The Macmillan Company, 1908.
Price: $500.00
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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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Folio. (8),xxiv,(207,216-396pp. Half title present. Text continuous and complete despite quirky pagination. Contemporary calf boards, old reback with black and red lettering labels, gilt. Labels chipped, boards worn, hinges rubbed; text bkock fine. Many times reprinted in the following century. Wing B5781; ESTC R14508.
An Exposition of the Thirty=Nine Articles of the Church of England
(Church of England) Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum
London: R. Roberts for Ri. Chiswell, 1699.
Price: $350.00
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Thin 8vo. Each letter of the alphabet has a full page full color illustration of a member of the military in caricature, and a comic caption on the following page. Bound in red, white and blue cloths, gilt spine title, full color pasteon to the upper board in a gilt frame.<p>Only a trace of soil; a near fine copy.<p>With a handwritten presentation "General Pennypacker from Eleanor" followed by (in the General's hand), "(From Miss Eleanor S. Nicholson -- Philadelphia, December 25th, 1894.)"<p>Galusha Pennypacker (1844-1916) was a Union general during the War Between the States. He is to this day the youngest person to hold the rank of brigadier general in the U.S.Army and the only general too young to vote for the president who appointed him ( or anybody else, for that matter.) Only the Marquis de LaFayette was younger (at age 19) when he became Major General in the Continental Army.
The Comic Military Alphabet: Army, Navy, National Guard
(Gen. Pennypacker's Copy) Falls, De Witt C.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1894).
Price: $500.00
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 First edition in English. 8vo. (ii),cxi,(xvii),401,(lv)pp. Later half calf, spine in 6 compartments, gilt; black lettering label, gilt,  marbled paper boards. <p>Geoffrey's Historia dates from the 12th century and purports to be a history of Britain from its first settlement by Brutus to the death of Cadwallader in the 7th century. In contains one of the earliest developed narratives of King Arthur and dwells on Merlin and his prophecies. Originally written in Latin, this is the first translation into English, made by Aaron Thompson, who provides a lengthy preface giving his views on the authenticity of the History. Thompson based his translation on the Heidelberg edition of 1587; J. A. Giles later updated it in his edition of 1848. Scarce, and the earliest edition of Geoffrey in English. <p>Neat ownership name on the title page, another (datede 1827) on as preliminary blank, else this is a very good copy. <p>ESTC T146343.
The British History, Translated into English from the Latin of Jeffrey of Monmouth
(Geoffrey of Monmouth) Galfridus, Monumentensis, Bishop of St. Asaph
London: J. Bowyer, et al., 1718.
Price: $2,000.00
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8vo. 142pp. Vellum spine, gilt; red paper over boards; slipcase. Contains 65 examples of Angelo's work, many of which are in color and illuminated by hand. Finely printed on a hand press using De Roos and Perpetua types on Ivory Tweedweave Text. One of 55 signed and numbered copies; this is number 55. A fine copy in a fine slipcase. Prospectus and order form laid in.<p>Together with: 'Valenti Angelo, Author + Illustrator + Printer. An Autobiographical Story", Bronxville, 1920. 8vo. 18pp. Decorative wrappers. A fine copy.
Valenti Angelo: Author + Illustrator + Printer. A Checklist of His Work from 1926 to 1970
Angelo, Valenti
Bronxville: (Valenti Angelo), 1970.
Price: $1,000.00
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8vo. Green stiff printed wraps. 11pp plus (9)pp. with tipped-in 'decalomanias'. Also laid in are two additional decal sheets titled 'Novelty! Transfer Picture-Album'<p>One of 50 copies; probable only edition. Inscribed by the author on the inside of the front cover: "Presented to Oliver Westling. 1936."<p>Small closed repaired marginal tear to the front wrapper else in fins condition wit fine examples of the decalomanias. The laid-in Novelty sheet is in good condition only.
Penny Decalomanias and Other Transfer-Picture Lithographs for the Amusement of Children
Weiss, Harry B.
Trenton, NJ: Privately Printed, 1935.
Price: $750.00
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Two volumes. 4to. 179;278pp. Full gilt vellum with gilt lettered leather labels on the spines. Profusely illustrated, including many plates, and with handcolored vignettes on the title pages. Seven facsimile hornbooks present in special compartments at the front of each volume. <p>Vellum lightly soiled else a fine set. Housed in green cloth slipcase. A comprehensive work and still the best on the subject to date.
History of the Horn-Book
Tuer, Andrew
London: The Leadenhall Press, 1896.
Price: $1,500.00
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12mo. 16pp. Illustrated with 12 woodcuts. Self wrappers. Likely the first edition. Uncut and unbound: A single sheet printed on both sides, folded for binding, but never cut or bound. Rare in this condition.<p>Osborne ascribed a date of c. 1790, a similar book under the same title was printed in the United States by Isaiah Thomas, 1794 (Welch, #173).  Osborne. p. 3.<p> In fine condition with only a trace of aging.  Housed in a custom clamshell case.
Entertaining Fables for the Instruction of Children
(Chap Book)
Irongate, Derby: J. Drewry, ca. 1790.
Price: $2,000.00
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Small 4to. 156pp. Illustrated in black and white and color. Green morocco spine, gilt spine title; green cloth boards; top edge green. Dark green endpapers. A fine copy housed in custom cloth slipcase matching the boards. 255 bibliographic entries covering 1896-1979, preceded by background information and followed by appendix and index. Introduction by Oliver Robinson, the son of W. Heath Robinson.<p> One of 5 numbered copies finely bound by the author and signed by him and by Oliver Robinson.
The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson (Signed)
(Robinson, W. Heath) Beare, Geoffrey C.
London: Werner Shaw, 1983.
Price: $1,000.00
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