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Elizabethan Songs "In Honour of Love and Beautie"

By: Garrett, Edmund H. ; Andrew Lang (introduction)

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 41831

Condition: Very Good-


178 pages; Green cloth front board elaborately stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated with photogravures (with tissue-guards), 50 engraved head and tail-pieces. Former owner's name on front endpapers, otherwise clean and secure. Binding rubbed and worn at spine, some loss of gilt to cover, still an attractive book. Contributors include: Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher, Nicholas Breton, William Browne, Thomas Campion, Thomas Carew, Abraham Cowley, Samuel Daniel, Thomas Dekker, Michael Drayton, William Drummond, Sir Edward Dyer, et alus. View more info

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SONGS OF TWO SAVOYARDS

By: Gilbert, W. S. and Arthur Sullivan

Price: $17.94

Publisher: London, Routledge & Sons: 1890

Seller ID: 38815

Condition: Very Good


268 pages; Clean and tight in original sand coloured cloth binding with gilt lettering & decorative stamping, teg. Cloth worn at spine ends. No date printed in the book, c1890. Delightful humourous drawings by Gilbert illustrate the lyrics and music of the 66 songs included. A very nice collection of music from their operas, with the scores by Sullivan. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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FLORA LIEDER UND WEISEN

By: Godin, Amélie

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Munchen, Theo. Stroeser's: 1892

Seller ID: 40148

Condition: Very Good


Former owner's name on half-title (Kastenbach), otherwise clean and tight in original decorative blue cloth binding with bouquet of flowers on front cover in white, red green, blue and gold, all page edges gilt, floral patterned endpapers. Colour lithographed titlepage, plus 10 colour lithographic illustrations along with b&w illustrations on almost every page. OCLC: 838968070 A charming book. View more info

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The Deserted Village Wood-engravings by Stephanie Maberly Smith

By: Goldsmith, Oliver ; Stephanie Maberly Smith (illustrator)

Price: $49.94

Publisher: London, The Caravel Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 38592

Condition: Near Fine


34 pages; Publisher's binding: vellum spine over blue-grey paper-covered boards, with pictorial device in gilt on the front cover and lettering in gilt on the spine. Endpapers with a wood-engraved device printed in green, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Four full page wood engravings and three smaller engravings, one as title page device, the other two as tail-pieces to the colophon and list of illustrations. The artist, Stephanie Maberly Smith (1911-1996) was a student and protege of Robert Gibbings at the School of Art, Reading University. Gibbings, master of the modern British revivia... View more info

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Le Livre de Maman, par Mlle Julie Gouraud Ouvrage illustré de 68 vignettes par Emile Bayard

By: Gouraud, Julie ; Emile Bayard (illustrator)

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie: 1872

Seller ID: 40557

Condition: Very Good


Bibliothèque rose illustrée; (8), 273, (2) pages; Clean and secure in 19th century binding of quarter red leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Leather rubbed at extremities, darkened at spine. Deuxième édition. Illustrations throughout. Julie Gouraud (1810-1891), who sometimes used the pseudonym of Louise d'Aulnay, was a prolific author, primarily of juvenile literature, but also works for mature readers. Her writing career spanned more than 50 years. She was a founder of Journal des Jeunes Personnes and contributed articles to every monthly issue from its inception in 1832... View more info

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

By: Grahame, Kenneth ; & Paul Bransom (illustrator)

Price: $99.94

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1920

Seller ID: 40142

Condition: Very Good


351 pages; Contents clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with image on front cover of a lake seen through the dangling branches of a willow tree, image in green, white, yellow, blue and gold with a touch of red lettering. Cloth worn at spine ends and light rubbing to front board. Quite attractive example of this edition illustrated by Paul Bransom with ten full page colour plates. View more info

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UNDER THE WINDOW - Pictures and Rhymes for Children

By: Greenaway, Kate

Price: $9.94

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne and Co: c1950

Seller ID: 40920

Condition: Very Good+


White cloth spine with olive green and tan pictorial boards. Former owner's bookplate on inside pastedown endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with some light wear at corners and bottom edge of boards. Quite a lovely copy of this beautifully illustrated book. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

HAPPY DAYS

By: Handford, Thomas W. ; True Williams, H. N. Cady (illustrators)

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Chicago, Belford, Clarke & Co: 1890

Seller ID: 41180

Condition: Very Good-


190 pages; Original owner's brief inscription dated 1889 on ffep, otherwise clean in original binding of brown cloth spine and colour pictorial boards showing three young girls playing jump rope and some boys with balloons in the background. Endpapers splitting across inner hinges, but text block still tight in the binding. Many wonderful full page and partial page Victorian illustrations after engravings throughout. OCLC: 40828401 Edited by Thomas W. Handford ; illustrated by True Williams, H.N. Cady, Vaughan, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed... View more info

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LEGENDS, TALES, AND STORIES OF IRELAND ; Illustrated With Ten Characteristic Engravings

By: Hardy, Philip Dixon

Price: $164.94

Publisher: Dublin, John Cumming: 1837

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 42079

Condition: Good+


Engravings; vi, (2), 328 pages; Former owner's small stamp in upper right corner on title and on page one, owners' names on front endpapers; otherwise contents are clean and securely stitched, all ten engravings present and in very good condition. Binding is olive green pebbled cloth spine over brown paper covered boards. Original printed paper spine label is chipped at edges and rubbed; cloth chipped at spine ends and along edges; boards worn at edges,(esp corners); front hinge is cracking, but still attached. The author Philip Dixon Hardy (1794 - 1875) was an Irish poet, bookseller, printe... View more info

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Transformation Or, the Romance of Monte-Beni

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $399.94

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernard Tauchnitz: 1860

Seller ID: 39160

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


60 mounted albumen photographs; xii, 292; xi, 280 & [1] pages; Two volumes bound in one. Contemporary full vellum, with elaborate gilt-stamped decorations, title stamped in gilt: "THE MARBLE FAUN" (using the American title of Hawthorne's novel, rather than the British title "Transformation" which had also been adopted for this Tauchnitz edition. Pattern printed mounted silk endpapers, edges of the leaves decoratively stained red. The vellum and its gilt-stamping have been marvelously preserved in original freshness by a red fabric dust jacket, lined with paper. This scarce ... View more info

Flora der Schweiz - Fortgesetzt und herausgegeben von Oswald Heer

By: Hegetschweiler, Johann

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Zürich, Fr. Schulthess: 1840

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39127

Condition: Good


lithographs; xxviii, 1008, [3] pages; Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards with vellum spine, handwritten title in ink on spine. Binding worn and rubbed, with losses to the marbled paper covering the front board along the upper half of the gutter. The inner hinge is breaking between the upper cover and the text block (still holding on the exposed cords). Light scattered foxing throughout. OCLC: 252334084 While this copy does have the full series of eight plates at the end, there are missing leaves of text. This copy lacks four leaves (pp. ix-xvi) of the preface/Vorwort. Also lacking is... View more info

CARRY AND THE CANDLE and Rocking Philip

By: Hoffmann, Heinrich ; Edward P. Cogger, (illustrator)

Price: $39.94

Publisher: New York, McLoughlin Bros: 1874

Seller ID: 42205

Condition: Near Fine


Aunt Grumbles Series; 8 pages; Clean and secure in original colour pictorial wrappers; original owner's name in pencil at top edge: "Ellsworth Ordway." Front wrapper displays an image of Carry lighting a candle, printed in orange, green and black. The six interior pages and the rear wrapper contain wood engravings in black and white along with the rhyming text. The brief story of Carry and the Candle is followed by Rocking Philip These two stories also appeared in McLoughlin's 1860 edition of Slovenly Peter's Story Book (derived from Hoffmann's Strewwelpeter). Booklet measures 15 x 9... View more info

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CITY OF THE RED SEA David Howell's Jiddah

By: Howell, David

Price: $29.94

Publisher: London, Scorpion Publishing Ltd: 1985

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40814

ISBN: 0905906446

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


200 pages; A fine example of this lovely illustrated book depicting David Howell's travels in the city of Jiddah on the Red Sea. Fine in a Fine dustjacket in a near fine slipcase. Beatifully illustrated with wonderful drawing and watercolours. "With compliments of the Law Office of Hassan Mahassni" on ffep. Jiddah (or Jedda) is a city in the Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, and the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia after the ... View more info

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POEMS FOR LITTLE FOLKS

By: Howitt, Mary ; et al.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Boston, Crosby and Nichols: 1864

Seller ID: 42248

Condition: Very Good


128 pages; Contents clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping at spine (faded). Cloth eroded for narrow 1/2" long strip at foredge of spine; scattered light foxxing. Frontispiece illustration titled "Summer" of landscape with youths. Twenty-five full page wood engraved illustrations (primarily of animals), plus numerous text illustrations. OCLC 2755868 Quite a charming edition of this title originally published in 1854 by Brown, Bazin & Company under the title "Stories in Rhyme." Wonderful wood-engraved illustrations b... View more info

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DAVID and the GIANT

By: Hubartt, Paul

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, C.R. Gibson & Co: 1950

Seller ID: 38567

Condition: Very Good


Stand-Up Stories; 12 pages; This seven panel "stand-up book" retells the story of the Israeli shepherd boy who saved his country from Philistine invaders by killing the giant Goliath with a stone from his sling accompanied by colourful illustrations. OCLC: 51247786 Small bookseller's stamp at lower edge for Christian Book Store, Thomaston, Georgia. Regarding the publisher of this book, the founders of what became C. R. Gibson and Company immigrated from York, England to the U.S. in 1850. Printing was the Gibson family business, so they brought along a French handpress to start their b... View more info

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GOD AND HIS WORLD

By: Hurley, Wilfred G.

Price: $5.94

Publisher: New York, The Paulist Press: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38763

Condition: Very Good


A collection of brief inspirational essays from the author. Clean and tight in original pictorial wrapper. Front wrapper is a beautiful bold lithograph in white, black and deep blue. In addition there is a full page lithograph illustration titled "Sanctity" I was unable to identify the artist responsible for these wonderful illustrations. View more info

PEER GYNT - A Dramatic Poem by Henrik Ibsen

By: Ibsen, Henrik ; Arthur Rackham (illustrator)

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott: (1936)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 42446

Condition: Very Good


255, (3) pages; Clean and secure in original quarto orange cloth with gilt lettering and decoration at front board and spine; corners still sharp, spine faded. Text block and all twelve colour plates with tissue guards in near fine condition. Pictorial endpapers. Peer Gynt is one of the most widely performed Norwegian plays of all time. This edition contains the fabulous illustrations of Arthur Rackham, one of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration. Rackham’s artistry combined haunting humour with dream-like romance. View more info

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In Wake-Up Land [bound with] Fairy Fancies in Song and Story [with] Treasure Trove for the Home Circle

By: Irvine, F. Eugene ; (editor)

Price: $74.94

Publisher: (New York), Holiday Publishing: 1894

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 39279

Condition: Very Good


A Book for Our Little People; 144 pages; Clean and secure in brown cloth binding, cloth worn at spine ends and corners, endpapers splitting across front hinge, but binding held tight by stitching. Text blocks surprising fresh. Includes a wonderful selection of Victorian stories, poems, essays, etc., all profusely illustrated in black & white. This book contains three separate publications; the first two are bound with their original stiff pictorial wrappers; the third work does not have the wrappers bound in. The rear wrapper of the second work has offsetting from the missing front wrapper o... View more info

ABC GAME BOOK

By: King, Marian ; [SIGNED]

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Flanagan: 1930

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40410

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; Signed by Author to David Pearlman dated 1930. An "ABCs" book, with each letter standing for a game or playful pasttime, accompanied by a rhyming verse about it. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

Die Marquise von O ... Mit Zeichnungen von Marta Worringer

By: Kleist, Heinrich von

Price: $14.94

Publisher: München - Munich, Hyperionverlag: (1920)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41099

ISBN: 387877348X

Condition: Very Good


115, {1] & [1, colophon] pp. pages; Publisher's beige linen, with lettering and decorative design in grey. A handsome illustrated edition of this classic novella by the German Romantic master Heinrich von Kleist - with 21 illustrations by the German artist Marta Worringer [1881-1965]. Lovely illustrations, some full page, mostly touched in colors. This is the first trade edition of this splendid Hyperion Verlag edition. Colophon at rear (there were also 50 copies numbered and signed by the artist). Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist (18 October 1777 – 21 November 1811) was a poet, dramatis... View more info