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Imprint: London, William Pickering for John Major, 1828
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
8vo. (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), full dark navy crushed morocco with a triple gilt fillet border; within the large cover panel is an over all blind blocked design composed of arabesque scrolls with intricate turns and whorls. Spine with five raised bands and triple gilt rules in the five compartments, inside of which there is complicated blind decoration; the remaining compartment is reserved for the title information, which is gilt stamped. Board edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, a.e.g. Signed on the inner front board: J. MACKENZIE, BOOKBINDER TO THE KING.The Imitation of Jesus Christ has been since its initial publication in the 15th century one of the most widely read, often published books in the world. Its four books tell the story of the gradual movement of the soul away from earthly attachments towards Christian perfection in its union with God. Over the centuries it gained readers because of its simple and sincere religious ideas. This nicely printed edition (Keynes calls it ugly), contains a fourteen page list of Subscribers. Some foxing at the beginning and the end, apparently originating with the engraved frontispiece and a small engraving on the last leaf. In this fine example of English romantic bookbinding by one of the King’s own bookbinders, it is all the more desirable as a specimen of the work of one of England's finest 19th century publishers.See: Keynes, Sir. G. William Pickering Publisher. p. 75
FINE ROMANTIC BINDING BY J. MACKENZIE
Stock number:520.
$US 495.00
Imprint: Northampton, Gehenna Press, 1962
Binding: Hardback
Sm. 4to., parchment paper spine over Fabriano paper sides with the title gilt stamped on the spine.One of 500 copies printed in black and red in Centaur and Arrighi types on Amalfi hand-made paper; the photographic plates were printed on English Tovil hand-made paper. It was Baskin's idea to publish (and of course design) the Gehenna Essays in Art and combine serious scholarly writing with well printed, well illustrated, relatively inexpensive books in relatively luxurious limited editions. This first example with its incisive essay and superbly reproduced photographs (by Clarence Kennedy), printed at the Meriden Gravure Company, was a fitting start. The series, alas, was not long lived, but one can be happy for those books that did make it into print.See: The Gehenna Press: The Work of Fifty Years: 1942-1992. No. 29.
THE FIRST OF THE GEHENNA ESSAYS IN ART
Stock number:638.
$US 325.00
Imprint: London, At the Office of the Fleuron, 1924
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Sm. 4to. (10 x 7 1/2 inches), publisher's burgundy cloth with a paper label on the spine (and a second label tipped in at the back). Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. First edition, limited to 350 copies, not to be confused for the 1969 Burt Franklin reprint. The work contains a memoir of Pickering; facsimiles (in red and black) of the many Pickering devices; a hand list of his publications; and 37 facsimile reproduction of various title pages. A useful and attractive book.
ONE OF JUST 300 COPIES OF THE FIRST EDITION
Stock number:721.
$US 145.00
Imprint: Milwaukee, Sentinel Company, 1880
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Wrappers
Original printed wrappers showing slight age toning and otherwise very little wear in Lakeside Press slipcase. Matching Lakeside Press chemise with title, place and date gilt stamped on red morocco spine label. An exceptionally fresh copy of this extremely rare first edition account by an officer in the Fifth Cavalry of the Sioux hostilities including the Cavalry’s aggressive pursuit of the Sioux after learning of General Custer’s defeat. King was a first lieutenant whose service included the Big Horn and Yellowstone campaigns that pressured Sitting Bull to flee into Canada. King states that the 1880 printing was limited to the number intended to reach comrades who rode the grim circuit of the Bad Lands in that eventful year, and the little edition was long ago exhausted. Rare in any condition, this copy is remarkably fresh. Howes K147; Graff 2327; Jones 1607.
Stock number:10500.1880.
$US 9000.00
Imprint: Tokyo, Tsugiharaya, 1791
Binding: Hardback
Two vols. 8vo. (9 x 6 1/4 inches), green wrappers, each with a paper label; bound in the traditional style (printed on one side of the sheet only). Ex-library stamp on the verso of the title. More than 160 color woodblocks of textiles and cloth, closely registered block printing using many colors for each design. The volumes are bright and in excellent condition.
18TH C. JAPANESE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTING
Stock number:663.
$US 2100.00
Imprint: Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History, 1924
Binding: Hardback
8vo., original tan printed wrappers. One in a series of Anthropological Leaflets of the Field Museum designed to give brief, non-technical accounts of the more interesting beliefs, habits and customs of the races whose life is illustrated in the Museum's exhibits. This study concentrates on conditions as they prevailed in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is illustrated with 10 full-page photographs of pipes, snuff bottles, etc. FINE.
THE ORIGINAL OFFPRINT IN FINE CONDITION
Stock number:769.
$US 45.00
Imprint: London, Printed for and Sold by The Author, N.d. [1791]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
8vo. (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches), nineteenth century tree calf with a narrow leafy border on the covers; spine with five raised bands and gilt decoration within the compartments, except for the one that contains the title information. All edges marbled to match the end leaves. The half title is wanting.First edition of a frequently reprinted autobiography (by 1793 there were copies with the words 13th edition on the title), the DNB calls it, "...an interesting picture of bookselling life." Lackington was a vain but warm-hearted, shrewd man of business, whose first object in life was to make money. As soon as he had acquired a fortune he seems to have lost any love of books which he may have had. The caption beneath Lackington's engraved frontispiece portrait immodestly reads: "J. Lackington, Who a few years since, began Business with five Pounds; now sells one Hundred Thousand Volumes Annually."Self promotion or not, it is always beneficial to have a collection of letters and anecdotes written by another contemporary of Dr. Johnson and Boswell, to mention just two others actually concerned with the sale of their books.
FIRST EDITION NICely BOUND
Stock number:668.
$US 475.00
Imprint: Leipzig, Poeschel & Trepte, 1926 [1856]
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
32mo. (1 3/4 x 1 3/16 inches) in a clamshell case measuring 11 x 8 1/8 inches. Publisher's plain red cloth over boards; the bright yellow clamshell case has a central cut out section into which the book fits, and a silk ribbon to assist in its removal. FINE.Published by the Gesellschaft der Bibliophile to celebrate their annual meeting in Leipzig 23-25 Oct. 1926, the volume contains a foreword signed by B. Lässig and is a facsimile edition of a miniature book originally published in 1856 in Olbernhau. The subject of this charming Housebook is for those planning marriage. A search of OCLC turned up JUST TWO COPIES.
A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE MINIATURE BOOK IN FACSIMILE
Stock number:694.
$US 325.00
Imprint: New Castle, Oak Knoll Books, 1981
Binding: Hardback
8vo., publisher's gilt-stamped rust cloth in original dust jacket; a fine copy. Limited to just 228 copies upon publication over 50 years ago, this bibliography has been consistently sought after by collectors, dealers, scholars and librarians. Frank E. Hopkins's Marion Press, named after his daughter, never became a household word, yet his works remain an example of the highest order of quality in fine printing from the turn of the century. The bibliography's republication in 1981 was a welcome event.
A FACSIMILE OF THE 1943 LIMITED EDITION
Stock number:686.
$US 40.00
Imprint: Geneva, Eustache Vignon, 1580
Binding: Hardback
8vo., seventeenth century acid calf, plain sides; spine with five raised bands and gilt decoration within the compartments, except for the one with the red morocco title label. Minor wear to the front joint, board edges gilt, all edges marbled.The first appearance of this work by Lavater, a Protestant minister from Zurich, was in 1570, and there were several subsequent editions into the next century. Examples from the sixteenth century are uncommon (and most institutional references are to copies on microfilm). Lavater's treatise focuses on night-walking spirits of the dead [lemures] and ghosts, which presage great events such as the fall of an empire or some natural disaster. His contention, in part, is that many of these apparitions are not the souls of the dead but are in fact the work of demons. The book is considered by some as a precursor of the study of psychology four centuries hence. See: Thorndike VI, 530. Adams. L 301. Caillet II. 434.
AN EARLY WORK ON GHOSTS, &c
Stock number:673.
$US 1450.00
Imprint: Au Mont Parnasse [Amsterdam?], De l'imprimerie de messer Apollon, 1697
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Two vols. 8vo., full crushed crimson morocco with triple gilt fillet borders. In the center of both upper covers is the gilt-stamped design of the former owner: a serpent holding a long quill, writing in an open book the words of a muse or spirit pictured above. The initials on the book, F.L., are those of the collector, F. Lachèvre, whose bookplate, featuring a skull resting on an open book, is in both volumes. Spines with five raised bands and elaborate gilt tooling in the compartments. Board edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, a.e.g. Both volumes ruled in red throughout; BOUND BY CUZIN and signed on the lower front turn-in. FINE.The compilation of this collection, with its fictitious imprint, has been variously attributed to Charles de Beauxoncles, Charles Besnacon and Berthelot (the editor of UC's Melvyl catalogue adds, "without sufficient reason"), as well as to original publisher, Antoine Estoc. It consists (358 pp. in volume one and 330 pp. in volume two) of satyrical and erotic poetry from sixteenth and seventeenth century France. A similar collection with a similar title appeared in 1618 and there have been other editions published into the twentieth century; the 1924 two-volume edition published in Paris by J, Fort reproduces the title-pages of the first four editions. A very fine set of a scarce and curious work.University of California Libraries do not have a copy of this edition. Harvard catalogues an undated [ca. 1700?] edition. See Brunet I, 1446 for comparison.
RULED IN RED, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND, CURIOUS BOOKPLATE
Stock number:570.
$US 1975.00
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Imprint: Northampton, Gehenna Press, 1993
Binding: Hardback
4to., full green morocco with various color morocco onlays and gilt tooling and titling, in an matching clam-shell case [by Claudia Cohen].This long awaited book, a sequel to Baskin's printed-but-not-published VNKNOWN DVTCH ARTISTS (1983), is limited to but 26 copies, eight of which form the Deluxe Edition (which contains a second suite of the plates "printed variously & on different papers; a water-color drawing & a canceled copperplate"). Copies 9-26 comprise the Regular Edition, of which this is an example; it consists of portraits of 16 imagined Jewish artists along with a note on their invented biographies, their artistic heritages & their achievements. The work is entirely the creation of Leonard Baskin who has arranged the ingenious typography, written the specious lives, etched the copperplates that display the portraits in rich & imaginative color & in odd juxtapositions, including the use of interesting counterproofs, that allow for compositions built of the same portrait. The geometric texts have been set in van Krimpen's Spectrum types and have been printed on a variety of European hand-made papers using an Albion hand-press. The portraits have been pulled on the same sheets as the letterpress employing divers techniques (and many passes through the press), to achieve their color brilliancies. The resulting book Baskin calls, "...this little hoax...a small fantasy inventing & imagining early Jewish artists and their work which happily answer a number of exceedingly difficult art-historical problems." See: Works in Progress. The Gehenna Press the Work of Fifty Years. p. 111.
ONE OF JUST 26 COPIES
Stock number:917.
$US 19500.00
Imprint: London & New York, Duckworth and Scribners, 1904
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
8vo. (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), bright crimson morocco with the covers divided into nine panels; the binder has filled each corner square with an elaborate combination of tools that almost resembles a flower head; the four central panels (which now form a cross) are left undecorated. Spine with five raised bands and tasteful gilt decorated that complements the cover design. Board edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, t.e.g., signed on the lower front turn-in: THE CLUB BINDery.FIRST EDITION. Sixty-six full-page plates, 124 figures and a useful Index make this a very readable account of an important but not all-that-well-known period of more than one thousand years. In its 315 pages, the book deals with the two chief styles of mediæval art, the eastward culmination, or the Byzantine school, and the western, or Gothic. A fine copy, beautiful bound by one of America's best turn of the century bookbinders
IN HANDSOME CRIMSON MOROCCO BY THE CLUB BINDERY
Stock number:529.
$US 675.00
Imprint: Amsterdam, J. Blaeu, 1643
Binding: Hardback
Sm. 8vo. (5 1/16 x 3 1/8 inches), contemporary tan calf, double blind fillets with blind blocked corner fleurons; spine with four raised bands and a manuscript paper label; all edges stained red. On the front free endleaf is a woodcut ownership stamp of a ram in profile standing on a platform above the name Sheppard, encircled by a wreath of laurel leaves. Below this mark is the large woodcut number 23. The Thornton Hall Library, Buckinghamshire, belonging to the family of Sheppard (later Sheppard-Cotton, baronets) had a distinctive library mark. We note their copy of Lord Bacon's The Twoo Bookes...of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning [1605] sold at the Garden sale (lot 83) in which the mark appears above the number 20. It also appears in a copy of Erasmus’s Adagiorum [1666] above the number 21 (the latter copy is in our possession; alas, the Bacon is not).The engraved title credits the commentary of Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) and Thomas Farnaby. Lucan's Pharsalia, an epic about the civil war between Cæsar and Pompey in 10 books, is the author's only surviving work; he was only 25 when he took his own life. Lucan was, like Brutus and Cassius before him, an aristocrat and a rebel; like them, he regretted the lost republic and hated the regime of the Cæsars. He joined Piso's conspiracy against Nero and was denounced and, like Seneca, was ordered to commit suicide. Lucan was very popular during the Middle Ages, but his work has fallen to criticism owing to what has been called his exaggerated treatment of the war between Cæsar and Pompey.A very nice copy of a somewhat scarce book; OCLC First Search lists seven copies.
WITH A HANDSOME INK OWNERSHIP DEVICE
Stock number:682.
$US 625.00
Imprint: London, Printed for the Author, 1747
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
8vo., contemporary crushed burgundy morocco, nicely gilt decorated on the covers and spine, worn but sound; a.e.g.Second edition (the first appeared the previous year), the book is ENTIRELY ENGRAVED by its author who signed a notice on the verso of the title, designed to frighten off prospective pirates. This is followed by a 14-year license of publication in the name of George II, a List of Subscribers, Publisher's Advertisement, To the Reader, Introduction, and finally eleven pages of basic, "how to," instructions. The balance of the book consists of quotations from the Bible. Macaulay first demonstrates his system using excerpts from the Psalms and Genesis in "the long Short-hand." He then demonstrates the flexibility of his method by inscribing Psalm CXVII in Welsh, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek and Hebrew. This is followed by a repetition of the earlier quotations from Psalms and Genesis applying "abbreviating rules," which "renders the Method very swift, and yet leaves it quite legible."This UNUSUAL AND ATTRACTIVE BOOK conveys Macaulay's new method of short-hand, which he describes as less obscure and easier to learn. The first shorthand system worthy of the name appeared in England and went through a total of 14 editions from 1602-1647 under the title Art of Stenographie by John Willis. Darlow and Moule [Historical Catalogue of the Printed Editions of the Holy Scripture] records just four Short-hand editions of the Bible: [1660?], 1687, [1700?], 1849, AND DOES NOT INCLUDE OURS.
EXTENSIVE BIBLE QUOTATIONS IN 18TH C. SHORTHAND
Stock number:748.
$US 475.00
Imprint: Worcester, Isaiah Thomas, 1798
Binding: Hardback
8vo., contemporary tree calf with a red morocco spine label. A full-page advertisement for Thomas's "Printing in its Great Variety," type set within an oval leafy border, appears on U4v (there is a small hole in the ad affecting the floral border and two words of text on the recto), U5-6 list of books for sale in his bookstore in Worcester.The author, Alexander MacBear died in 1784 and his name does not appear on the title-page. The book consists of 236 unnumbered pages with the entries in alphabetical order. A fine example of the bookmaking skill of Isaiah Thomas, one of America's foremost printers. Uncommon, especially in this condition.Evans. 33638
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION
Stock number:768.
$US 575.00
Imprint: London, Longman, Green et. al., 1865
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Thick 8vo., publisher's blue and black marbled cloth with gilt titling on the spine, rebacked. FIRST EDITION with 9 maps (two fold-outs) and plates. A very nice copy in the unusual marbled cloth publisher's binding. Much useful information for immigrant settlers, with information on mining possibilities in the area. Sabin adds, "Includes many interesting details on the life and customs of the Northwest Indians. (43253)." See also: Smith 6334.
"...the life & customs of the Northwestern Indians."
Stock number:684.
$US 500.00
Imprint: Andoversford, The Whittington Press, 1974
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
4to. (11 1/4 x 8 inches), publisher's decorated cloth with a printed paper spine label; slipcased. A fine copy of the first edition, limited to just 200 copies, printed in Caslon type on hand-made English paper, signed in the colophon by the translator and the poet, and further inscribed by the translator on the front end leaf.John and Rosalind Randle's Whittington Press has been making small run quality books for three decades, and this collaboration is a prime example of their thoughtful work. The blend of well set, cleanly printed text with fine Chinese calligraphy and illustration is a joy to behold. FINE as issued.
AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OIF THE WORK OF THE PRESS
Stock number:782.
$US 325.00
Imprint: Munchen, Albert Langen Verlag, (1927)
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
8vo. (9 ¼ x 7 ¼ inches). First edition. Original yellow linen with number 11 lettered in red on spine and front cover, Bauhausbucher lettered in red on front cover, and Die Gegenstandslose Welt lettered in red on spine, top edge dyed red. Near fine in good, original white dust jacket designed by Moholy-Nagy and printed in black and orange. Profusely illustrated. Book 11 was one of six that covered subjects outside of the Bauhaus curriculum. In it, Malewitsch introduced the art movement known as Suprematism, which elevates artistic “feeling” over visual phenomena, relying heavily upon fundamental shapes such as squares and circles.
Stock number:1750.1927.
$US 1750.00
Imprint: Milano, E. Treves & c., 1869
Binding: Hardback
8vo., publisher's brown cloth with a wonderful front-cover brass-stamped design of the frame of a draped window looking out onto a balcony on which there are flowers and butterflies. The design is achieved in gilt with applied onlays of yellow, green, red, blue and white. The rear cover design is much smaller and simpler being stamped in gilt with green onlay; the spine is quite elaborate and the onlays used are pink, blue and green. There is some slight rubbing to the very ends of the spine and tips of the corners, and the front free endleaf is lacking. A VERY HANDSOME BINDING.The book runs the gamut of Italian heroes from Julius Cæsar to Camillo Cavour. There are 32 pages of publisher's ads at the end, the last leaf of which has been repaired.A very fine example from the Italian side of the Alps of what Sophie Mallavielle studied in her book, Reliures et cartonnages d'éditeur en France au XIXe siècle (1815-1865). Far rarer than French examples of this type of publisher's decorative bindings.
AN ITALIAN PUBLISHER'S POLYCHROME BINDING
Stock number:662.
$US 575.00
Imprint: Boston, Armstrong and Crocker and Brewster, 1822
Binding: Hardback
8vo., contemporary printed gray boards. An uncut and untrimmed. REMARKABLE SURVIVAL of a fragile binding, with minimal wear. This second American edition (after the seventh London edition), follows by a year the Philadelphia edition (which was after the fourth London edition). It was a very popular, albeit, pseudonymously written book in which the author, now a Minister of the Established Church, retells his travels to foreign lands as an officer in the Royal Navy, from a Christian viewpoint.A PRIME EXAMPLE of early nineteenth century book making
A BRILLIANT COPY IN PRINTED BOARDS
Stock number:731.
$US 350.00
Imprint: Berne & Lausanne, Chez La Société Typographique, 1777
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Two vols. 8vo. (7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches), full contemporary crimson straight grain morocco, with a gilt chain border between two gilt fillets; smooth round spine divided into gilt panels, lavishly decorated. Board edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles; a.e.g. The front board of volume II has been stabbed with a pin or needle several times, only one of which has reached the first few leaves of the book, with no noticeable effect. Bookplate of the Hon. W. Wyndham and the signature of Sophia Bernard on the titles.First published the same year as editions printed in Paris, Liege, and Frankfurt, this edition contains 254 and 310 numbered pages and ten engraved plates (five in each volume) avant la lettre. Jean-François Marmontel (1723-99) was a friend and disciple of Voltaire and early in his career the author of some forgotten tragedies, some serious comedies, comic operas, a light comedy, and some slight tales, two mediocre historical romances, Bélisaire, which was condemned by the Sorbonne on account of a chapter on toleration (the censure serving only to render that body ridiculous and to advertise the book), and, in 1777, Les Incas, in which Las Casas figures as defender of the Indians. Marmontel was, moreover, the principal contributor of the literary articles in the Encyclopédie. He was a member from 1763, and later, from 1783, perpetual secretary, of the Académie, succeeding d'Alembert.Les Incas has become a scarce title of late. See: Sabin 44652.
IN AN ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY BINDING
Stock number:661.
$US 1250.00
Imprint: N.p., Chez le Auteur, 1922
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
8vo. (7 x 5 inches), bound in simple boards with the title information in black on the upper cover and spine. Slightly hand soiled, spine a little darkened. One of 600 copies for America, SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.The Belgian printmaker, illustrator, draughtsman and painter, Frans Masereel, was born in Blankenburg in 1889 and died in Avignon in 1972. He worked in Paris but moved to Switzerland during the great war where he associated himself with a circle of artists and writers headed by Rolland Romain, who wrote the Foreword to this "novel without words." In stark black and white Masereel tells the story of a man who has drunk steadily of all the springs of life, someone who has known all its joys along with all its disappointments, and forsakes everything in his search for peace in Nature. Masereel created a number of such illustrated books and is also well known for having contributed a series of 12 woodcuts entitled, "How a Book is Made at the Officina," for the book, The Officina Bodoni: The Operation of a Hand-press during the First Six Years of Its Work, published in Paris in 1929 by the Officina Bodoni.
167 WOOD ENGRAVINGS--LIMITED AND SIGNED
Stock number:688.
$US 595.00
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Imprint: Cheyenne, 1894
Binding: Hardback
8vo. (8 ¼ x 5 ½ inches), plain black cloth, re-backed, with several pages bearingminor repairs. Annoyed and angry that strangers were settling on land in Wyoming that they thought they owned, larger cattle lords imported help fromTexas to help them drive out the “nesters” and thereby almost precipitated a civil war. The author was a journalist who supported the smaller homesteadersand thereby incurred the wrath of the Wyoming establishment. Consequently, he was threatened and copies of his book were destroyed. A rare book that describes a difficult yet important time in Wyoming’s frontier development.
WYOMING CATTLE WARS
Stock number:2004.
$US 4275.00
Imprint: New York, Wm. Farquhar Payson, [1931]
Edition: First Edition
Original drawing (approx. 12 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches), matted, framed and glazed, executed in charcoal, bistre, watercolor and india ink. The drawing formed the basis for the dust jacket art (with minor alterations), for the first edition of the work, which was dedicated by the artist to his wife.Albert Sterner was born on London in 1863 and spent his youth in London and in Germany. He studied art on the Continent, coming to New York in the early part of the century, where his first public exhibition was held at Keppel's East 16th Street gallery. He is famous for having illustrated Stone & Kimball's ten-volume edition of Poe, and other books. His drawings and prints have also been exhibited in the Toronto Museum, the V&A, the British Museum, Pinacothek (Munich), Kunstgewerbe Schule (Dresden), and in this country at the NYPL, Yale and Harvard University.Accompanying the drawing is a copy of the published book along with the difficult to find dust jacket.
ORIGINAL ARTWORK FOR THE DUST JACKET
Stock number:760.
$US 1250.00
Imprint: New York, Hurd and Houghton, 1868
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
8vo., publisher's pebbled green cloth with a gilt blocked portrait of Carter at work on a drawing, brush between his teeth; repeated in blind on the lower cover. Title and gilt decoration on the spine. First edition of a book about JOHN CARTER'S REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS AS AN ARTIST after an accident that left him completely paralyzed. The work is illustrated with photographs, color plates and facsimile etchings and lithographs of the artist's work in several media. There is an extensive section, Notices and Opinions of the Press, which quotes reviews from the New York, Boston and Portland newspapers about Carter's work. A nice copy of a book about a most unusual man. The British Library catalogue cites this edition only .
"...his wonderful method of drawing by means of his mouth after he became paralyzed."
Stock number:572.
$US 295.00
Imprint: Paris, 1858
Binding: Hardback
8vo., full dark blue (nearly black) grained cloth with elaborate blind blocked borders and inner corner fleurons. The large central gilt-stamped design is festooned with vases of leaves and flowers, highlighted with brilliant onlaid panels of green, red, yellow and blue. The somewhat less elaborate baroque design on the rear cover uses just the color yellow among the flowers. The spine is elaborately decorated with much gilt and red, green and yellow onlays; a.e.g. In a protective clamshell case with a leather spine label.A SUPERB BINDING on a brilliant book containing eight full-page color lithographs by BAYLOS, illustrating each of the stories. Sophie Malavielle (Reliures et cartonnages d éditeur en France au XIXe siècle [1815-1865] underscores the importance of the publisher's role in the history of polychrome bindings: "Lehuby [was] le plus important éditeur parisien de livres pour le jeunesse, sans doute le premier à vendre ce genre d'ouvrages en cartonnages d'édition en percaline dorée et mosaïquée. Il fait graver de nombreuses plaques."It is difficult to imagine a better example of the genre.
FROM THE CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHER TO FIRST USE POLYCHROME BINDINGS
Stock number:695.
$US 975.00
Imprint: Berlin, Klinkhardt & Biermann, (1930)
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Small 4to. (9 3/4 x 7 inches). First edition. Heavy transparent tape, for protection, applied to the spine and edges of the front cover. This is Morton Goldscholl’s copy with his name unobtrusively stamped in red on the first page, his marginalia and underscoring, in pencil. Goldscholl was a leading American designer who received numerous awards. In 1964, he was honored as Art Director of the Year by the American Society of Art Directors, and Chicago Artist of the Year. Goldscholl met and studied with Moholy-Nagy at the American Bauhaus in Chicago. Though eight books were planned in Franz Roh's Fototek series, just two were released, of which this was the first. Designed by Jan Tschichold; introductory essay by Roh. Text in German, English and French. Early work about Moholy-Nagy photography, an interest he developed before joining the German Bauhaus in 1923.
Stock number:700.1930.
$US 700.00
Imprint: Paris, Gallimard, 1947
Binding: Hardback
[_________] CLAUDEL, PAUL. PARTAGE DE MIDI. Paris (Gallimard), 1949.[_________] DUMAS, ALEXANDRE. KEAL. Adaptation de JEAN-PAUL SARTRE. Paris (Gallimard), 1954.The Three: $450.Or: $160. each. 3 vols. 8vo., all in multi-colored HIGHLY ORIGINAL, paper-bound, LIMITED EDITIONS (2090, 2060 and 950 respectively), after maquettes by PAUL BONET, the most famous bookbinder-designer of this century; the other after Mario Prassinos, another leading designer. The bindings are affordable versions of their one-of-kind morocco cousins, which sell for as much a $50,000 when they are by Bonet. An uncommon opportunity to own a Paul Bonet-designed binding for comparatively little.
IN DESIGNER BINDINGS
Stock number:524.
$US 250.00
Imprint: North Hills, Bird & Bull Press, 1981
Binding: Hardback
8vo. (9 x 6 1/4 inches), 120+(1) pages, frontispiece. Morocco spine and tips, printed paper over boards. Beautifully bound by Gray Parrot. Limited to 300 numbered copies, the work is set in Baskerville types and printed by letterpress on Hahnemuhle Ingres-Buttenpapier. It reprints a scarce work on paper, first published in 1829, which warns of the harmful consequences of the indiscriminate use of chemicals in papermaking. Murray's scarce text is preceded by a substantial essay by Leonard Schlosser and a publisher's note by Henry Morris and is followed by a short appendix, which detail Murray's other accomplishments. Fine, as issued.
FINE. WITH THE PROSPECTUS LAID IN
Stock number:514.
$US 325.00
Imprint: Pavia, Stamperia Bolzani, 1792
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
8vo. (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), original blue-gray wrappers. An attractive, tall uncut copy with a minor damp stain to the lower margin of the last few gatherings. Altogether unsophisticated.The engraved title-page features a 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch vignette of a right hand holding a partially unrolled Hebrew manuscript against a dark background, signed with the monogram GL (LG?), after a drawing by Correggio. The still visible guide lines for the text of the title suggest that this is a VERY EARLY STATE of the plate.FIRST EDITION of this introduction to a course for learning Hebrew. The author points out many similarities between other Semitic languages, including Arabic and Ethiopian (and of course Hebrew), and gives typographical examples within the text. The central theme of the work contains a translation of the first song of Moses with commentary and annotation. NUC cites three copies.
WONDERFUL ETCHED TITLE-PAGE AFTER CORREGGIO
Stock number:582.
$US 950.00
Imprint: New York, Simon & Schuster, 1934
Binding: Hardback
8vo., publisher's decorated wrappers. First complete edition. Nash wrote the piece to be performed at the Dutch Treat Club show in March, 1933. It was then published in a collection of poems entitled Happy Days, but in a Bowdlerized version. There then followed pirated editions of this version, until S & S decided to issue it in its original form. The work contains four cartoon drawings by the artist who is best remembered for his cartoon strip, "The Little King." The music and lyrics are provided at the rear, fully scored by Robert Ambruster. A very nice copy of an early Nash title.
AN ELUSIVE WORK
Stock number:699.
$US 195.00
Imprint: Philadelphia, Henry Carey Baird, 1871
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
8vo., publisher's brown ribbed cloth with minimal wear to the extremities. Bookseller's ticket on the front pastedown. A very BRIGHT CLEAN COPY.Second edition of the first American bookbinding manual with twelve full-page plates of binding designs, decorations and tooling plus seven examples of marbled paper, in addition to the illustrations in the text. The work reproduces specimens of rolls and hand-stamps made by the early American bookbinder tool-makers, Gaskill, Cooper and Fry.Nicholson was born in St. Louis but lived most of his life in Philadelphia where he founded the firm of Pawson & Nicholson in 1848. The book's section on marbling is based on C.W. Woolnough's The Whole Art of Marbling and it includes seven specimen sheets marbled by Charles Williams of Philadelphia, in the following patterns: French or Shell Marble, Light Italian, West End, Curl, Spanish, Nonpareil, and Dutch. These were among the most popular designs used at the time.The first edition appeared in 1856 and two subsequent 19th century editions, 1874 and 1887, were published and they, too, are scarce and desirable. See: Brenni 39. Appleton p. 83. Mejer 1950.
FIRST AMERICAN BOOKBINDING MANUAL
Stock number:703.
$US 850.00
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Imprint: London, New York, Methuen, Brentano's, n.d. (1915?)
Binding: Hardback
Small 4to. Red cloth boards with blindstamp to back cover and gilt decoration and lettering to front. Extremities worn, hinges starting; t.e.g. Roughly 20 nonconsecutive pages have chips at top outer edge. First American edition. Pictorial eps. "Of the sixteen full-page colour illustrations in this book - for which Jessie M. King also designed the covers, end papers, title-page and decorative initials throughout - it is difficult to speak too highly." Taylor, The Art Nouveau Book in Britain, 135 (1966). Jessie M. King's work is sublime, particularly the 16 tipped in illustrations that are clean, crisp, imaginative and reflect a truly remarkable sensitivity and delicacy highlighted by a mix of vivid and muted coloring
With Jessie King Illustrations
Stock number:1208.
$US 1500.00
Imprint: New York, C. S. Van Winkle, 1821
Binding: Hardback
Tall 8vo., original bluish gray boards with white paper spine, worn with two small pieces wanting; original paper spine label; quite a tall, sound, uncut copy. With bookbinder's ticket of T. Garson, at the same Greenwich Street address as the printer.Arden, a counselor at law and a great admirer of John Jay ("...a firm patriot, an enlightened statesman, an upright man, and sincere Christian."), says in his Preface that he has attempted to fill "a chasm" caused by the neglect British writers have had for Ovid's Tristia and Fasti. He provides both the Latin original and his own translation in what turns out to be a delightful, well preserved example of New York printing from the early part of the last century.Shaw & Shoemaker 6358
EARLY AMER. EDN. IN BOARDS—DEDICATED TO JOHN JAY
Stock number:711.
$US 295.00
Imprint: Venice, Girolamo Albrizzi, 1696
Binding: Hardback
8vo., full crushed brown 19th century morocco with plain sides. Spine with five raised bands and gilt titling.Albrizzi, the publisher, has used a number of the wood blocks from the Giolito editions of Ovid's Le Trasformationi [1553 and afterwards]. In the present edition, there are a total of 73 images measuring approximately 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, almost all of which, according to Ruth Mortimer, "...were designed for this [1553] edition." The history of the blocks is complicated, but according to Mortimer, "Henkel notes recurrence of the Giolito blocks as late as 1688."With the exception of Fables 1, 2, 3, 4, 16, 33 and 39 (which are offered in combination with other Fables), each of the 73 other Fables is printed in italic type one to a page, beneath one of the woodcuts. Below that, under the heading, ALLEGORIA, is a paragraph printed in roman type. The layout and (of course) the illustrations, in fact the very "feel" of the book, is entirely appropriate for the middle of the 15th century. It is altogether anachronistic. Girolamo Albrizzi, the publisher, is responsible for a number of important books, including: L'Originie del Danubo [1685]; Vincenzo Coronelli's Atlante veneto [1695], and Alessandro Locatelli's Racconto historico della Veneta guerra in Levante [1691]. A most CURIOUS AND HIGHLY APPEALING edition of Ovid. For a complete discussion of the blocks and of Harvard's fine Ovid holdings, see: Mortimer/Italian 342.
A 17TH CENTURY OVID WITH 16TH CENTURY WOODCUTS
Stock number:710.
$US 2450.00
Imprint: Venice, Gio. Antonio Rampazetto for] A. Sessa, 1588
Binding: Hardback
Sm. 4to., recent full vellum over stiff boards with a decorative gilt frame border [acorns and leaves]; four corner fleurons and a larger central gilt device. Square spine with gilt bands, acorns & leaves in the compartments, in the manner of a contemporary binding. Professional repairs to the title-page with the loss of a few letters and the last part of the date, which have been supplied in manuscript facsimile; the lower corner of A2 and a small piece of the border has been skilfully repalaced. Occasional soiling and light water staining to the lower portion of the leaves in the last three signatures. A few marginal notes [the names Andras Praga and Andreas Praga] towards the front and some faded notes on the blank verso of the Moth & Candle full-page device [Palatino's personal emblem], opposite Rampazetto's colophon.62 ff , A-G8; H6; it collates according to the copy described and illustrated in Morison/Marzoli Calligraphy: 1535-1885, Item No. 3 [1578], in which the original blocks of the 1540 edition are also used from C4 to the end. On the verso of the letterpress title-page is the woodcut portrait of Palatino, followed by a Sonnet by Tomasso Spica in italic. The next seven pages contain the IMPORTANT New Preface in italic by Palatino, in which [according to James Wardrop], "...[he] comes to terms with that larger public from which he had always held himself aloof." This is followed by a "Woodcut plate with [the] title written in very beautiful Chancery letter [Morison]." Palatino had two professions, that of writing-master and that of notary "by Apostolic authority." His writing book is very diverse, the first part dealing systematically with the chancery cursive. The next section on cryptography is entirely original (probably a result of Palatino's friendship with Trifone Benzi, according to Osley). The third section abandons the realms of practical handwriting for those of fantasy. "There are monograms of intertwined Roman capitals," according to Osley, "a rebus, and assorted exotic alphabets--Greek, Hebrew, Chaldean, Arabic, Egyptian, Indian, Syrian, Saracen--each framed in a cartouche but without any explanatory matter." In spite of these "excesses," Palatino devoted most of his attention to the chancery cursive hand because of its continuing popularity in Rome. The book closes with a section advising on the selection of writing instruments, recipes for ink, cutting the quill and learning to write (he advises that one should go to a master). Giovanni Battista Palatino (born in the Calabrian town of Rossano), was, above all, extraordinarily proud of the Roman citizenship he acquired in 1538. See: Bonacini 1343. Brunet IV, 314. Morison/Marzoli 3. Osley, A. S. Luminario. pp. 46-58.
"Palatino deservedly enjoyed widespread fame and popularity." MORISON
Stock number:713.
$US 3250.00
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Imprint: Paris, A. Ferroud, 1901
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Small 8to. 3/4 green morocco over marble paper boards. Spine with gilt decoration with tan and brown leather onlays and gilt stamped title, author and date. Silk tie. t.e.g. Slight wear to extremities. Bound by De La Chaux & Durvand. Number 198 of 200 copies printed on "papier velin d'Arches" and signed by Ferroud. Original wrappers bound in. Occasional spotting, mostly on endpapers. Bookplates of Albert Clairouin, and Robert & Gladys Koch, the prominent art historian who focused on the turn-of-the-20th century and his well-known antiques dealer wife. Wrappers beautifully illustrated by Henri Caruchet who also contributed magnificent pictorial and floral border decoration in vivid colors to nearly every page in the Art Nouveau style reminiscent of Alphonse Mucha.
Illustrated by Henri Caruchet
Stock number:1117.
$US 2000.00
Imprint: London, E. Harding, 1799
Binding: Hardback
Lg. 8vo. (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches), full straight grained crimson morocco with a quarter inch scroll border and four leafy fleurons in the corners; spine with five raised bands and one large gilt fleuron in each of the compartments, except the one with the title information. Board edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, watered silk end leaves; a.e.g.The work contains 47 leaves of portrait plates and 116 unnumbered pages of text, including an Introduction on the rise and progress of painting in Scotland. The number of portraits and text pages is at variance with the copy reported to OCLC First Search, 50 and 128 respectively, but the present copy appears to be complete, not withstanding the fact that not every portrait has a corresponding biographical text. This discrepancy is borne out in the editor's own Introduction: "The reader will observe that, of two or three of the portraits here given, there are no letter-press descriptions, because the persons are sufficiently known." An earlier work different from the present collection, Iconography Scotch, or Portraits of Illustrious Persons of Scotland. London (Printed for Isaac Herbert), 1797, also unsigned and unpainted calls for 50 plates while Grass states 52 plates. Many of the portraits in the book are after paintings by the celebrated George James (1588?-1644) at Taymouth and other places. In addition the usual array of royalty, there are portraits of scholars (Sir Thomas Hope), poets (William Drummond, Arthur Johnson), scientists (James Gregory, inventor of the reflecting telescope), and painters (Sir John Medina). A very nice copy of an attractive and interesting book.
18TH CENTURY CRIMSON STRAIGHT GRAINED MOROCCO
Stock number:723.
$US 775.00
Imprint: New York, Charles Wells, 1833
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
12mo., brown polished calf with a repeated blind stamped design of YORK CATHEDRAL WEST FRONT on both covers; spine also stamped in blind with the addition of the author's last name in gilt. The relief remains very high, deep enough to easily read the legend describing the scene at the bottom of the plate.The Course of Time must have been a popular title. Two copies (one published in 1831 and the other in 1833) are catalogued by Edwin Wolf II in his From Gothic Windows to Peacocks: American Embossed Leather Bindings 1825-1855 (No. 29), but neither of them is in a "Cathedral" binding. Mr. Wolf does, though, in Item 32, show a rubbing of the VERY SAME VIEW of the York Minster on a LARGE Bible, but as seen from a sLIGHTLY DIFFERENT ANGLE. These differences, added to the fact that the Bible plate is signed by the English bookbinder, Westley (ours is unsigned), leads to the conclusion that the binding on the copy being offered is ALTOGETHER AMERICAN (i.e. the plate is a reduced copy of Westley's design, as seen from a slightly different angle). American "Cathedral" bindings of this quality and in this condition are highly desirable, especially when American-made plates have been employed.See: Wolf. pp. 58-67
AMERICAN "CATHEDRAL" BINDING
Stock number:526.
$US 375.00
Imprint: Phila., Wm. Spotswood, 1790
Binding: Hardback
8vo., contemporary calf; rubbed but very solid, top of the spine chipped, spine label no longer readable; internally quite clean.FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of Ovid (there was a New York printing in 1795); this edition contains a Prosody Table and references (after the manner of Mr. Stirling), pointing out, at one view, the scanning of each verse; it also contains Davidson's English notes. The Latin text (with its English translation below), follows 40 pages of introductory material and is headed by an attractive wood-engraving [1 1/4 x 3 5/8 inches]; there are wood-engraved tail-pieces at the end of most of the books. See: Evans. 22753.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION
Stock number:712.
$US 395.00
Imprint: [Leiden], 1884
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
8vo., publisher's yellow wrappers. Printed in Leiden in Javanese, the work deals with a big game hunt in Java. There are four double-page color lithographs (signed in the stone P. J. Mulder) that help tell the story. They are printed in green-brown-red-blue tints and depict (1) The campsite; (2) The hunter and his guide in thick cover aiming at a tiger at close range; (3) The hunter holding his rifle watching the dogs flush out a wild boar; and, (4) Two groups of hunters and their guides, one group carrying a recently killed deer.An interesting combination of exotic letterpress text and color lithography. Undoubtedly uncommon.
FOUR DOUBLE-PAGE COLOR LITHOGRAPHS OF HUNTING
Stock number:664.
$US 575.00
Imprint: London, For sale at the Asylum and by the Editor, N.d. [18th C.]
Binding: Hardback
Sm. 4to., three quarter contemporary calf over marbled boards; extremities rubbed, spine partially perished, sound. Wonderful calligraphic title-page and dedication (Dent, scuplcit), followed by nineteen psalms and eight hymns, the music and lyrics nicely engraved. The effort was undertaken to raise monies for the Orphanage for Female Children. VERY NICE.
ENGRAVED THROUGHOUT
Stock number:698.
$US 475.00
Imprint: New Rochelle, Peter Pauper Press, 1933
Binding: Hardback
8vo. (7 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches) publisher's marbled paper over boards; paper spine label. We liberally quote Jos. Blumenthal's Bruce Rogers: A Life in Letters 1870-1957: "The book, which consisted of the introduction and twenty-four large diagrammatic roman letters, each on a separate page, was very well printed by Bor.’s young friend Peter Beilenson at his Walpole Printing Office...the Bruce Rogers printer's mark of Father Time and the thistle appeared on the colophon page, indicating that he closely supervised the making of this slender book, which was done with forthright simplicity and charm."In addition to being a poor man's Champ Fleury (or at least the Grolier Club version, designed by Rogers, and now a highly collectable—and expensive—example of his work), this delightful book, printed in the very depth of the depression, is filled with good humor, including Rogers' "graphic pun" perpetrated on the colophon page in which, he recreates Geofroy Tory's cube, on which there are superimposed roman capitals; on B.R.’s cube he chose the then appropriate letters IOU.
"...done with forthright simplicity and charm."
Stock number:734.
$US 285.00
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Imprint: Paris, Rene Kieffer, 1921
Binding: Hardback
Small 4to. crushed snakeskin with blindstamped oval pictorial panels to each board, gilt lettering to spine; t.e.g. Number 273 of 500 on handmade paper. Bound by the publisher Rene Kieffer who also was a famous Parisian bookbinder. 28 magnificently executed and delicately colored pochoir (prints made from stencils) illustrations by pre-eminent illustrator, Jessie M. King, to accompany this French language edition of Rudyard Kipling's story. Purple marbled end-papers. Fine. A beautiful copy of a scarce book.
With Jesse King Pochoirs
Stock number:1204.
$US 3000.00
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Imprint: Amsterdam; Rotterdam, Chez J. Wetstein & G. Smith & Zacharie Chatelain; Chez Jean Hofhout, 1734
Binding: Hardback
4to. (11 ½ x 9 ½ inches), full brown levant morocco, triple gilt fillet rules near edges create single large comparment to both boards. Spine with 5 raised bands, each with horizontal gilt rule across center, creating 6 compartments , each bordered by double gilt rules. Elaborate gilt tooling to compartments except for plain second compartment containing gilt stamped title. Third compartment stamped “Amst. 1734.” Heavily tooled gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers; a.e.g. Bound by Chambolle-Duru. Label of Charles C. Kalbfleisch on front pastedown. Portrait by Drevet after Vivien, 25 plates after Debrie, Dubourg and Picart by Bernards, Folkema, V. Gunst, and Surugne, vignettes and tail-pieces, after Dubourg, Duflos, Shenk and others. Contains the 6-page “Ode en vers” that was suppressed by order of the Court. From the 1944 Charles C. Kalbfleisch sale. In morocco-backed slip case. A choice copy of one of the most beautiful books of the 18th Century.
FROM LIBRARY OF CHARLES C. KALBFLEISCH
Stock number:2005.
$US 3500.00
Imprint: Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, 1857
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
8vo. (7 x 5 inches), contemporary quarter morocco decorated paper covered boards; spine with four raised bands and gilt titling. Inconsequential foxing to the preliminaries. INSCRIBED in ink on the half title by M. Bravard, who translated it into French.Schiller's play Kabale und Liebe (Love and Intrigue) was written and produced in 1784 in Mannheim where he was living in difficult conditions under an assumed name. The story provided the basis of the libretto for Giuseppi Verdi's opera, Louisa Miller, which carries the same title as does this French translation.Just one copy reported in OCLC First Search (Yale Univ.).
INSCRIBED BY THE TRANSLATOR
Stock number:681.
$US 165.00
Imprint: London, Frederick Warne, [1868]
Binding: Hardback
8vo., publisher's bright green cloth over beveled boards with a gilt decorated pastoral scene on the cover, rear cover stamped in blind; spine with gilt titling and decoration, a.e.g. A FINE COPY.Printed by Edmund Evans the work features twenty-four 4 x 3 1/2 inch color wood-engravings as chapter openers. Reminiscent of James Doyle's A Chronicle of England, whose "...bright and fresh engravings, printed in as many as ten colors, are dropped into the text about once every six pages..." these larger, vertical-format illustrations all are set within an arch, along side of which a different floral decoration is placed . The text is an anonymous translation directly from the German of Das Blumenkörbchen, earlier appearances in English were either from the French or first appeared in American editions. But it is the beautiful color-printed illustrations of Edmund Evans for which this book is admired. For Evans, see: Ray, G. The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914. pp. 149-150. See also: McLean, ed. Evans, Edmund. Reminiscences. p. 81.
COLOR-PRINTED WOOD-ENGRAVINGS BY EDMUND EVANS
Stock number:580.
$US 325.00
Imprint: New York, Scott & Seltzer, 1919
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
8vo., crushed dark burgundy morocco du cap with two gilt fillet borders and elaborate corner pieces made up of groupings of individual floral tools; spine with five raised bands and similar floral decoration within the compartments. Board edges gilt, inner dentelles, t.e.g.; stamped with the name of the binder on the lower front turn-in: THE ATELIER BINDERY.First edition. With a PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION on the flyleaf tO THE DEDICATEE, D. George Derry, Esq., dated Christmas, 1919. Laid in is a one-page ALS from Scott to Derry [20 May 1916] on the letterhead of the New York bookseller, Brentano's, thanking him for his hospitality, "In all the years of my life in America I have tasted no such enjoyment of a home and country life." The book contains nine essays including one for which the collection has been named.The binding is very attractive and in EXCELLENT CONDITION, which along with the book's close association makes for an especially desirable copy. Scott, a transplanted Englishman, was also the author of The Pleasure of Reading and The Uses of Leisure.
THE DEDICATION COPY
Stock number:742.
$US 495.00
Imprint: New York, William Baldwin, 1821
Binding: Hardback
8vo., full 19th century calf with double gilt fillet borders on both covers; spine with five raised bands and gilt decoration and a red morocco title label, lower sixth of spine lacking. Board edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles; t.e.g.FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, variant A. With the added engraved title-page bound in before the title; ads on p. 182, and p. 24 misnumbered 4. A tall copy, untrimmed along the lower and fore edges.One of Shelley's juvenile productions, this long poem inveighs against orthodox Christianity, kings and statesmen, along with human institutions such as marriage and commerce. It was surreptitiously published in 1813.See: Tinker 1889-90. Grannis p. 33.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION
Stock number:746.
$US 495.00
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