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Image for Fabliaux or Tales: Abridged from French manuscripts of the XIIth and XIIIth centuries by M. Le Grand ; selected and translated into English verse, with a preface and notes.

Fabliaux or Tales: Abridged from French manuscripts of the XIIth and XIIIth centuries by M. Le Grand ; selected and translated into English verse, with a preface and notes.

By: Le Grand, M. ; [ Pierre Jean-Baptiste d' Aussy]

Price: $174.94

Publisher: London, Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare-Press : Sold by R. Faulder, New Bond-Street: 1796

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39497

Condition: Good+


2 p.l., xxxvii & 280; 1 p.l., 340 pages; Two volumes [1796, 1800], old tan half calf over marbled boards, shallow raised bands on spines, gilt lettered labels in black and brown, marbled endpapers, edges of the text blocks marbled to match. This set represents the first edition of a classic with illustrations by Thomas Bewick. The good news is that this set is complete, and in a binding of its time of issue. But is has suffered a bit -- the spine to the first volume has a repair in newer leather at the foot, the marbled paper coving the rear board is eroded at the bottom, and the spine repai... View more info

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MON PETIT TROTT

By: Lichtenberger, Andre ; Louise le Vavasseur (illustrator)

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Paris, Albin Michel: 1898

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 38558

Condition: Very Good+


189 pages; Pictorial green cloth binding with several costumed figures dancing, gilt lettering at spine and front cover. All edges gilt. Floral endpapers. Wonderful color and b&w illustrations throughout by Louise le Vavasseur. Lower corner of last few leave bumped, otherwise a lovely clean, bright copy of this classic of French children's literature with delightful period illustrations. 15 chapitres : le noel de trott ; les lecons de miss ; trott au salon ; la charite de m aaron ; l'histoire de therese ; trott puss et jip ; les amies de maman ; le petit pauvre ; l'escargot ; trott en visi... View more info

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Pecheurs d'Islande Illustrations et Décoration de H. Cheffer

By: Loti, Pierre ; H. Cheffer (illus)

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Paris, L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza: 1945

Seller ID: 41596

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


267 & [1] pages; Publisher's pictorial wrappers, with original glassine overlay -- wrappers and glassine dust jacket are folded over on their versos, in the French manner. Illustrations throughout by Cheffer, including colored head and tailpieces. An excellent copy with just minor wear to the glassine -- [#40/175 on Hollande Van Gelder]. The naval officer-cum-novelist Pierre Loti [1850-1923] published 'Pêcheur d'Islande' (An Iceland Fisherman), in 1886. Considered by most Loti's masterpiece, it is a novel of life among the Breton fisherfolk, and many critics view it as a literary manife... View more info

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MR. PUNCH'S COUNTY SONGS

By: Lucas, E. V.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Methuen and Company: 1928

Seller ID: 41377

Condition: Very Good-


92 pages; Small Folio (12" x 10"). Publisher's cloth-backed boards with mounted paper label. 43 full-page illustrations in line surrounding verses celebrating each county. A clean, attractive copy of the first edition, lacking the dust jacket. Moderate rubbing and edge wear to the boards, lower corners bumped, and a tiny closed split at the rear gutter of the blue linen spine, front free endpaper neatly removed, moderate glue stain to the rear endpapers. Two counties' plates depict cricket (Gloucestershire is entirely devoted to the game, with text and a portrait celebrating the immo... View more info

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THE RABBIT

By: Lucie Smith, Edward ; Ralph Steadman (illustrator)

Price: $37.94

Publisher: London, Turret Books: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42074

Condition: Very Good


8 pages; Clean and secure in original blue glossy self wrappers. SIGNED by the Author on rear wrapper. A humorous (ribald) poem with delightful illustrations by Ralph Steadman. Limited to 1000 copies printed by at the Dawes Press, London. Ralph Steadman (born 1936) is a Welsh illustrator best known for collaboration with his close friend, American writer Hunter S. Thompson. Edward Lucie-Smith (b. 1933) is a critic, poet, free-lance journalist, and editor. He was a partner in Turret Books, a small private press in London. His most important publications are Towards Silence, Thinking About A... View more info

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AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND

By: MacDonald, George; Jessie Willcox Smith (illustrator)

Price: $59.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay: 1919

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 42269

Condition: Very Good


Clean and secure in original tan cloth binding with decorative stamping in gilt and dark blue and onlay illustration illustration of the north wind in a night sky. Gilt lettering at spine faded; a few scratches to cover illustration, minor rubbing at spine ends, scattered light foxing. Top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers with green/blue image of North Wind. A nice example of this beautifully illustrated book with 8 colour plates by Jesse Willcox Smith. George MacDonald's Victorian fairy tale relates the story of Diamond, the son of a poor coachman, who is swept away by the North Wind to gl... View more info

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SONGS OF THE IMMORTALS

By: Macfall, Haldane ; [Chambers Haldane Cooke Macfall ]

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Edinburgh, T. C. & E. C. Jack: [1927]

Seller ID: 42398

Condition: Very Good+


94 pages; Clean and secure in original binding of gray-green cloth spine with very dark green boards with extensive gilt decoration to front board depicting elaborate portico gazing to a landscape beyond; two dark green spine labels with gilt lettering (chipped at lower left corners). A very attractive book with fabulous black and white illustrations by Haldane Macfall throughout. OCLC 561893964 From the foreword: "... such Universal songs as are sung wheresoever the English tongue is spoken." Chambers Haldane Cooke Macfall was an English military officer, author and artist. He bec... View more info

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The Magic Mountain

By: Mann, Thomas

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Heritage Press: 1962

Seller ID: 42327

Condition: Near Fine


343;366 pages; Clean and tight in original blue cloth and marbled boards in original slipcase. Two Volumes in One. Translated from the German by H.T. Lowe-Porter with an Introductory essay by the Author, Illustrated with wonderful wood engravings by Felix Hoffmann. In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps--a community devoted exclusively to sickness--as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years before 1914 was already exhibiting the first symptoms of its own terminal irrationality. The Magic Mountain is a monumental work of erudition and irony, sexu... View more info

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THE COUNTRY SCENE in Poems by John Masefield and Pictures by Edward Seago

By: Masefield, John ; and Edward Seago

Price: $124.94

Publisher: London, Collins: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39394

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Contents clean and tight in original green and tan buckram binding with gilt lettering at spine. Dustjacket has edgewear and some shallow chipping along edges. A massive beautifully produced book with poetry by Masefield and forty-two mounted colour plates of paintings by Seago with printed tissue guards. Enormous heavy book requires significant additional charge for international or priority shipping. View more info

ILLUSTRAZIONI DEL CHICHIBIO

By: Matania, Tullia

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Rome, Salerno Editrice: 1986

Seller ID: 41248

Condition: Near Fine


Copy No. 86 of a limited edition of only 200 copies. Clean and tight in original light brown wrappers. Beautifully illustrated. ; 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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LUCILE with Twenty-Four Illustrations by George Du Maurier

By: Meredith, Owen ; [Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton] ; George Du Maurier

Price: $64.94

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1868

Edition: First Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 39807

Condition: Very Good+


vii, (1), 261 pages; First edition with the illustrations by George Du Maurier. Beautiful Victorian decorative binding of green cloth with decorative stamping in black and gilt, gilt lettering at spine, all edges gilt. Former owner's bookplate with printed initials: "B.D.W." and light scattered foxing on reverse of a couple plates. Bookseller's small label at foot of front pastedown endpaper - "S & T Gilbert / Booksellers / 4 Copthal Building / Back of the Bank" and binder's ticket on rear pastedown - "Bound By / Westley's & Co. / London" Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer-Ly... View more info

The Poetical Works of John Milton with a Life of the Author and Illustrations (Complete in Four beautifully leather bound volumes)

By: Milton, John ; D. B. Updike ; W.A. Dwiggins ; John Mitford

Price: $349.94

Publisher: Boston, R. H. Hinkley Company: 1908

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41546

Condition: Very Good


Former owner's one line inscription on second blank of first volume, otherwise all four Royal octavo volumes are clean and tight in publisher's beautifully blindstamped full antique pigskin binding with five raised bands on the spines, paneled floral patterns to boards and compartments at spines; top edges gilt. Light rubbing to extremities, leather chipped at the head of Volume 3; fore-edges of the endpapers toned from binding leather. "Of this hand-made paper edition of the Poetical Works of John Milton Five Hundred and Fifty-Five copies were printed by D. B. Updike at the Merrymount Pr... View more info

Image for THEATRE COMPLET de J.-B. Poquelin, de MOLIERE in Eight Volumes  publié par D. Jouast. Avec la préface de 1682 annotée par G. Monval. Illustrations by Francois Boucher engraved by Tiburce de Mare.

THEATRE COMPLET de J.-B. Poquelin, de MOLIERE in Eight Volumes publié par D. Jouast. Avec la préface de 1682 annotée par G. Monval. Illustrations by Francois Boucher engraved by Tiburce de Mare.

By: Moliere, J.-B. Poquelin de ; Tiburce de Mare ; Francois Boucher

Price: $399.94

Publisher: Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, E. Flammarin Successeur: 1885

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 38927

Condition: Very Good


Complete eight volume set bound in quarter morocco over marbled boards with marbled endpapers, with anchor device on title pages, woodcut decorations to heads and tails of acts and plays, green silk ribbon place markers, gilt lettering and decoration at spines. Colour mildly faded at spines with minor rubbing at extremities. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Molière based on a painting by Charles-Antoine Coypel plus 34 etchings (eaux-fortes) by with tissue guards (avant toute lettre), each etching signed in pencil T. de Mare. Rather than order the suite of etchings by Leloir af... View more info

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A CENTURY OF KATE GREENAWAY 1846 - 1946

By: Moore, Annie Carroll ; [ Kate Greenaway ]

Price: $12.94

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37007

Condition: Very Good+


Photographic portrait frontispiece of Greenaway in 1880. 15 pages of text. 2 full page colour plates, printed by Edmund Evans, b&w line drawings. Stiff card wrappers in colour by Edmund Evans. Published by Miss Greenaway's publisher, in commemoration of her centennial. OCLC: 499144071; 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

LADIES' SOUVENIR - A Gift for All Seasons Highly Embellished with Three Colour Plates of Flowers and steel engravings

By: Multiple Authors

Price: $34.94

Publisher: New York, H. Dayton: c1850

Seller ID: 41223

Condition: Good


Parts 1 and 2 bound together; 218; 208 pages; Scattered foxing, otherwise unmarked and secure in original blue cloth binding, The extensive gilt decoration mostly rubbed away, cloth quite worn at spine ends and corners. Free endpapers lacking, contents complete, including three full page colour plates of flowers (Rhodedendrum, Calliopse, Poets Lily & Pink) and three b&w engravings (Ermena Gray, Ancient Athens, The Shadows of the Past) OCLC Number: 35897620 Contents include a poem titled Merry Christmas by Mrs. F. Burge Smith, a story titled Maggie Turner's Christmas Feast, two articles... View more info

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FRIENDLY ANIMALS

By: Multiple Authors

Price: $34.94

Publisher: New York, McLoughlin Bros.: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42180

Condition: Very Good


72 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial boards with burgundy cloth spine, corners a bit rubbed. A lovely turn of the last century childrens book illustrated with 36 wonderful chromolithographs of animals. OCLC 10469328 36 colour lithographs, many b&w in text drawings. View more info

Image for MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF THE LATE JOHN MYTTON, ESQ. of Halston, Shropshire, formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High Sheriff for the Counties of Salop and Merioneth, and Major of the North Shropshire Yeomanry Calvary  With notices of his Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits

MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF THE LATE JOHN MYTTON, ESQ. of Halston, Shropshire, formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High Sheriff for the Counties of Salop and Merioneth, and Major of the North Shropshire Yeomanry Calvary With notices of his Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits

By: NIMROD [pseudonym of Charles James Apperley] ; & Henry Alken (illustrator)

Price: $149.94

Publisher: London, Downey & Co.: 1899

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 39518

Condition: Very Good-


238 pages; Beautifully illustrated with engraved titlepage and twenty full page colour plates by Henry Alken with captioned tissue guards. Contents near fine - clean and tight in contemporary binding of three-quarter dark brown morocco over pale green & cream marbled boards with marbled endpapers. Five raised bands at spine with gilt lettering and decorative gilt devices depicting foxhunting horns and whips. Leather chipped at head of spine; hinges secure, but leather cracking along edges of spine. A still attractive volume; requires careful handling. Charles James Apperley (1777–1843), ... View more info

Image for Picture Story Books By Great Authors and Great Painters The Life and Adventures of Punchinello / Good Lady Bertha's Honey Broth / Bean Flower and Pea Blossom / Genius Goodfellow and the Wood-Cutter's Dog

Picture Story Books By Great Authors and Great Painters The Life and Adventures of Punchinello / Good Lady Bertha's Honey Broth / Bean Flower and Pea Blossom / Genius Goodfellow and the Wood-Cutter's Dog

By: Octave Feuillet ; Dumas, Alexandre & Nodier, Charles

Price: $124.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Company: 1847

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39184

Condition: Very Good


80pp, [2], 80pp, [2], 66pp, [2], 66 pages; Contemporary binding of the time of issue (almost certainly the original publisher's binding): Brown half morocco over blue and gold marbled paper-covered boards, spine with five narrow raised bands highlighted with gilt dots and rules, title [PICTURE STORY BOOK] stamped in gilt directly in the second panel, green and cream pattern-printed endpapers. A splendid copy of a scarce American juvenile. Appleton issued these four titles separately as chapbooks in wrappers, but also issued a few sets of an edition collecting these four titles with their ori... View more info

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RIGHTS OF MAN

By: Paine, Thomas ; Lynd Ward

Price: $12.94

Publisher: New York, Heritage Press: 1961

Seller ID: 42328

Condition: Near Fine


xviii, 269 pages; Clean and tight in original marble patterned cloth with blue banner and gilt lettering at spine in original slipcase. Illustrated with wonderful wood engravings by Lynd Ward; with an introduction by Howard Fast, preface by Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Paine was one of the most influential writers and social philosophers of his time. This work Rights of Man is his most influential and widely read work, beautifully expressing his faith in democracy and egalitarianism. Rights of Man was an immediate sensation in the United States, but the British Parliament labeled it highly se... View more info

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OUR FLAGS - Souvenir of Solid South Room, Confederate Museum

By: Palmer, K. ; William Dudley Powers

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Richmond, Confederate Museum: 1910

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 40007

Condition: Very Good


11 pages; Clean and secure in original card wrappers tied at spine by red and white cord (as issued). OCLC 14207736 Colour litho titlepage with 5 flags, plus 5 full page chromolithographic plates, each depicting an individual flag with descriptive legend on opposite page. Last page of text is a brief essay titled "Our Flag" by William Dudley Powers dated May 4, 1901. There is a short closed tear to rear wrapper; an old cello tape repair has been replaced with low acid archival tape. View more info