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Seven volumes in four. 8vo. xxiv,183;224;215;208;213,(3);220;279,(1)pp. Errata page for Vol. 5 after p. 213; publisher's announcement of the Diccionario after p. 279 of vol. 7. Frontispiece portraits of the author in Vol., 1, of O Immortal Infante D. Henrique in Vol. 2; and portrait plates of D. Vasco da Gama and Antonio da Silveira in Vol. 5, and D. Alvaro de Castro and D. Joao de Castro in Vol. 6.<p>Volume I begins with a comprehensive chronology of Portuguese exploration in Africa, Asia, America and Oceania, commencing in 1412, followed by comprehensive descriptions of the voyages and discoveries. <p>Contemporary marbled sheep, spines gilt with brown lettering labels. Marbled paper endpapers. Volume I with the bookseller label of Livraria de Joao Pereira da Silva, Lisboa; and also a label from Francis Edwards of London: "This Book was purchased in 1941 from London whilst the great battle for civilization was in progress."<p>Rare. OCLC lists scant copies in any early edition. This edition not seen at auction since 1939. Not found in Hill or Cox.<p>A Diccionario Geographico was subsequently issued, usually designated as Volume 8; this set contains the announcement for the dictionary on the leaf following Vol. 7, p. 279 as not yet ready. Where seen, the dictionary is usually with the second edition and bears an imprint different from that of Borges.<p>A couple of the plates have light foxing; 1891 (?) ownership signature across the title of each volume, and with the title of Volume 1 with a light offset presumably from a clipping laid in. But essentially a near fine set with only traces of wear and rubbing. Text in Portuguese.
Os Portuguezes em Africa, Asia, America, e Oceania. Obra Classica.
Saraiva, Cardinal Francisco de Sao Luiz
Lisboa (Lisbon): Typ de Borges, 1848-1850.
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4to. (14), fol. 1-271, (1). Woodcut of the arms of Don Luys Faxardo on the title page. Full vellum, ties, manuscript spine title Illustrated with woodcuts, including several full page plates of the sphere of Ivan Sacrobosco, another illustrating both solar and lunar eclipses, and a large woodcut of the solar system showing the earth in the center and the sun revolving in an orbit between Venus and Mars. <p>This title is somewhat bibliographically confusing in that the preliminaries differ from copy to copy, and the title page is sometimes typeset, sometimes with the shield of Don Luys. Palau (271732) remarks that the author may have spoiled some of the early leaves by not  including his frontispiece ("Es debido a que el autor inutilizó las primeras hojas por no haber incluido su retrato..."), and by substituting 18 new leaves.  This copy lacks p2, the frontispiece, as is frequently the case; but the leaf with the Sonnet  of Lope de Vega (obverse) and the Licenciado Camarino (reverse) is present here, though not so in other copies. <p>Joannes de Sacrobosco, a scholar-astonomer at the University of Paris, published his work on the Sphere about 1230, which gives a readable account of the Ptolemaic universe and contains a clear description of the earth as a sphere. Even though Copernicus was formulating his ideas of a heliocentric solar system in the mid 1500's, this concept was apparently not yet considered the norm. <p>This is a very good copy: folio 74 has a closed and neatly mended horizontal tear (no loss) and folio 104 has a repair of a closed marginal tear on the bottom,affecting only the bottom border and not the image of the sphere on its reverse.<p>Palau 271732. Rare. Text in Spanish.
Sphera del Universo
Rocamoro y Torrano (Ginés)
Madrid: Juan Herrera, 1599.
Price: $5,000.00
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12mo. (vi),(2),122pp. Three woodcut plates. Half blue morocco, gilt spine title, blue cloth sides. T.e.g. Original pink printed wrappers bound in (s little soiled). <p>An interesting expanded essay from the 40pp first edition of 1824, on how to steer a balloon (including perhaps tethered falcons!). There is also a discussion on the design and use of parachutes.<p>Cloth on upper board is rubbed else this is a fine copy.
An Essay on Aerial Navigation, Pointing Out Modes of Directing Balloons
MacSweeny, Joseph
Cork: George Purcell, 1844.
Price: $1,500.00
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4to. 360pp. Woodcut device on title page. "Nova editio ab innumeris, gravibusque mendis, quibus Parisiensis inquinata prodierat, emaculata." Contemporary limp vellum, remnants of manuscript title on spine. Old repair at heel of spine, light dampstain throughout, some internal pages darkened and stained, else a good copy. In Latin. Rare.
Observationum libri VIII . Notae philologicae in passionem Christi
Merillus, Emundus (Edmond Merille)
Londine: Ad Ricco Stefano, n.d. (1720?).
Price: $350.00
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 First edition. Three volumes. 12mo. Original sand-grain violet cloth, gilt titles. Line engraved title pages. Sheridan Le Fanu was unquestionably the Victorian master of ghost and supernatural stories. This collection of tales came to LeFanu at the inn in Golden Friars, Northumberland. The tales are: 'A Strange Adventure in the Life of Miss Laura Mildmay'; 'The Haunted Baronet'; and 'The Bird of Passage'. Spines and parts of the boards sunned, inner hinges of volume 3 neatly repaired, occasional light soil and staining. First editions of Le Fanu are excessively rare. See Wolff, 4009, who says this is 'a book I have seen only once' but didn't own. He was referring to Sadlier's copy. Sadlier, 1372. Wolff, 4009. Housed in a quarter leather clamshell case with boards of victorian cloth similar to that used on the books.<p>SAdlier notes that a reprint was issued  in 1896 by Downey & Company in a binding of blue ribbed cloth blocked in blind and gold, and with illustrations.
Chronicles of Golden Friars
Le Fanu, J. S.
London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1871.
Price: $15,000.00
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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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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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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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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 ŕ joujoux
Debussy, Claude, and André Hellé
Paris: Durand & Fils, ca. 1919.
Price: $1,000.00
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Extra-Illustrated edition and extended from seven to twelve volumes. 8vo. Three-quarter green levant morocco; spines in 6 compartments with raised bands, gilt. Top edges gilt. Marbled paper sides and end papers. Partially uncut.  Extra-illustrated with contemporary engraved portraits of prominent persons mentioned in this history, and signed by Rhodes in Volume I, Part 1. Hinges neatly mended, some head caps neatly replaced, light wear and occasional scuffing to edges and board paper, else a near fine set.
History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 (Signed)
Rhodes, James Ford
NY: Macmillan, 1900-1906.
Price: $2,000.00
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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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8vo. 436pp. Stated: First American Edition form the Last London Edition." Contemporary full calf. Spine with simple gilt rules. Lettering label perished, upper hinge strengthened, heel of spine worn, light soil and trace of foxing else a very good copy. Scarce 1806 printing. Volume 2 only, of 3.
Lectures on the Elements of Chemistry, Delivered in the University of Edinburgh;... Vol. II.
Black, Joseph
Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey, 1806.
Price: $75.00
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4to. (4),115,(1),(4)pp. Green/orange color-shifting cloth; vintage orange Chinese paper endpapers; gilt spine title; woodcut greeting as a paste-in to the upper board. One of 75 numbered special copies incorporating the catalog of the exhibition and containing four woodcuts printed directly at the Palace Press from Baumann's original blocks on German Ansbach paper purchased by Baumann prior to 1940. Finely bound by Pruiscilla Spitler and housed in a special slipcase of dark green cloth, paper sides printed from woodblocks as well. Signed by both authors and the binder on the colophon. One of the woodblocks (the Koshare logo, printed on the reverse of the colophon leaf) is from a Baumann block never before printed. All of the woodblocks were donated to the New Mexico History Museum by the Ann Baumann Trust. A fine, as new copy.
Gustave Baumann and Friends: Artist Cards from Holiday's Past
Moss, Jean, and Thomas Leech
Santa Fé: Museum of New Mexico Press ;Press at the Palace of the Governors, 2014.
Price: $500.00
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Two volumes. 8vo. Half leather, marbled paper boards and endpapers. Spines with gilt titles. Top edges gilt. <p>Contains: Syr Tryamour, Syr Isenbras, Syr Degore, Syr Gowghter, The Hye Way to the Spyttell Hous, The Schole House of Women, The Defence of Women, The Proude Wyues Pater Noster and The Wife Lapped in Morels Skin. <p>The first couple and last couple of pages in both volumes have a stain along the bottom edge , the leather and board papers are rubbed else this is a very good set.<p>Francis Palgrave's copy, with his signature on the title page of volume one dated 1841. And with the bookplates of printer John Frank Connor in each volume.
Select Pieces of Early Popular Poetry: Re-published Principally from Early Printed Copies in the Black Letter
Utterson, Edward Vernon
London: T. Davison for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817.
Price: $500.00
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Square 8vo. 91,(1) unnumbered pages. Printed in red and black throughout with illustrations on every other page in red and black after J. V. Barnett.<p>This is a compilation (and a U.S. pirated edition?) of two of Dean's London publications: "Rummical Rhymes and Pictures", which, according to Arthur Deex, was published in 1862; and " Ye Comical Rhymes of Ancient Times Dug Up into Jokes for Small Folk", 1864. The "Bookselelr" of September 30, 1864, attributed authorship of the verses to Charles Henry Ross; the illustrations are signed in the Dean editions by "JVB"; i.e., J. V. Barnett. His initials have been removed from the American illustrations.<p>Part one is an alphabet book; each letter is somehow part of the illustration as well as the nonsense verse: There was a Young Lady of Cork, Who declining to eat with a Fork, Her Fingers would use, And the feelings abuse, Of the delicate people of Cork.Each letter of the alphabet has its own illustration and verse except I & J and V & U, which are each combined.<p>The second half of the book seems to be a printing of the "Ye Comical Rhymes of Ancient Times", also with a page for the verse, with the red and black illustration facing: Hokee Pokee! Hankee Pankee! I'm the Queen of Swinkee Swankee! And I'm pretty well, I thankee!<p>Publisher's plain purplish cloth, title in gilt on the upper board; pencil ownership name on the front free endpaper; hinges and edges lightly worn with a wear mark on the upper board, some fingering soil to the text pages but a very good to near fine copy and quite scarce: only 3 copies located worldwide; the original Dean's editions are likewise scarce.  The date of publication is taken from the "American Literary Gazette" of September 16, 1867, which lists this title as 'recently published'.
Nonsensical Rhymes Illustrated (Rummical Rhymes; Ye Comical Rhymes of Ancient Times)
(Ross, Charles Henry)
New York: Hurd and Houghton, (1867).
Price: $500.00
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Two volumes, small 4to. Contemporary quarter leather, spine gilt, green cloth boards/ Top edges gilt. Green coated endpapers. Volume I covers Manuscripts and Printed Books A through K; Volume II covers Printed Books L to Z. Engraved frontispiece of Dyce with his facsimile signature. Correction pages at the end of volume II. Spine tips neatly replaced, light general wear else this is a very good set in a contemporary binding. With the bookplates in each volume of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet.
A Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts Bequeathed by the Reverend Alexander Dyce
South Kensington Museum: Dyce Collection (Signet Copy)
London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1875.
Price: $200.00
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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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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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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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<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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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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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. Publisher's orange cloth binding, gilt spine titles. Minor soiling but a near fine copy. The dustwrapper is lightly soiled with a trace of roughness along the edges but is near fine. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.
The House of Gold (Signed)
O'Flaherty, Liam
London: Jonathan Cape, 1929.
Price: $450.00
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Jubilee Edition. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by the author. Vellum pine, leather lettering piece, gilt; decorated paper boards. Top edge gilt. A fine copy. The dustwrapper is fine as well.
Liza of Lambeth (Signed)
Maugham, W. Somerset
London: William heinemann Ltd, 1947.
Price: $300.00
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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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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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