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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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4to. x,(2),496pp.. Publisher's brown cloth, gilt spine title. top edge gilt. All pages are present, including pp. 401-4160 (on witchcraft and scared prostitution) sometimes missing. Head and tail of spine lightly worn; upper inner hinge neatly repaired; lower inner hinge cracked but firm; one page with a short closed marginal tear not affecting the text; two facing pages with a dark stain probably form an old clipplin;  else this is a very good copy.
Scatalogic Rites of All Nations. ...
Bourke, Captain John G.
Washington, D.C.: W. H. Lowdermilk & Co., 1891.
Price: $300.00
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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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4to. 199pp. Red morocco spine, gilt titles, gray cloth over boards, deep red textured endpapers. Illustrated throughout with examples of Eichenberg's work.  A fine copy in a near fine slipcase. <p>  First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies signed b Eichenberg, This is copy No. 28. This special edition has an original signed engraving laid into a special pocket, designed exclusively for this work and titles "The Dream of Reason", which was also used as the frontispiece. Includes a bibliography.
The Wood and the Graver: The Work of Fritz Eichenberg
Eichenberg, Fritz
Barre: The Imprint Society, 1977.
Price: $350.00
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Folio. xii, 835pp.  Old calf, spine in seven comparments with raised bands, gilt. Title page in red and black. Entries in Latin and Spanish.<p>  Leather crfacked and rubbed, joints strengthened, lettering label (if there was one0 perished, leaving only a blind impression of the title on the spine, top corner of the front free endpaper neatly replaced, but still a very good, presentagvle copy.<p>Antonio de Nebrija (also Lebrija) , a Reinaissance humanist sometrimes compared to Erasmus, first issued this Latin/Spenish dictionary in the 15th century. This edition, though a reprint, is important in its own right as it contains important revisions (including 6000 additions) by JOannis Gonzalez Manrique.<p> Palau 189207.  In Latin and Spanish.
Dictionarium, Aelii Antonii Nebrissensis Grammatici, Cronographi Regii: ...
Nebrija, Antonio de; Joannis Gonzalez Manrique
Matriti (Madrid): Ex Typographia Regia, 1683.
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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Small nearly square 12mo. Stiff sewn wraps, printed title label on upper cover. 24pp. Complete with the nine engraved plates of which four are folding. Spine is worn, light stain to the first two pages (including the title page), and light wear else this is a very good copy.
An Explanation of the Works of the Tunnel Under the Thames from Rotherhithe to Wapping
(Thames Tunnel)
London: W. Warrington, Engraver and Printer, 1836.
Price: $600.00
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4to. 97pp. 44 illustrations on full page plates as well as vignettes in text, plus engraved title page and frontispiece. Nicely bound in quarter green morocco, gilt spine title, pebble-grain green cloth. Plates have varying degrees of light spotting and soiling else this is a very good copy in a fine binding.
Sporting Architecture
Tattersall, George, Surveyor
London: Henry G. Bohn, ca. 1845.
Price: $700.00
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4to. Two volumes, complete. One hundred woodblock illustrations of  flowers intricately printed  on one side of the page only in full color and bound in Oriental style, with three pages of introductory matter in Volume I. Basically these constitute illustrated paper for the writing of poems. <p> Issued in two versions: red monochrome and full color. This is the full color version. This edition was printed in the third year of the Xuantong reign of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) of the Xuangtong Emperor. (i.e., 1911).  <p>An ephemeral piece used as stationery; only a few copes have survived in any form. This copy has not been used in any way and is complete with 50 illustrations in each volume. One plate in Volume II has an old repair of a closed tear with some loss to the margin and wrinkling of the paper; one plate in Volume II has a few light gray color spots; the remaining 98 illustrations are fine and bright. <p> Rare, Only a few copies of either version located in libraries worldwide, and only one auction record for  RMB 59,800 or just under $10,000.
Bai Hua Shi Jian Pu: A Hundred Flowers: Wen Mei Zhai Shi Jian Pu
(Color Block Book) Lei An (Zhaoxiang Zhang)
(Beijing): Wen Mei Zhai, 1910 (1911).
Price: $9,500.00
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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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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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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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