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Punch or the London Charivari, Volume the First BOUND WITH Volume 2 (1841-1842)
1 Punch or the London Charivari, Volume the First BOUND WITH Volume 2 (1841-1842)
London Punch 1842 half leather Very Good 4to. 
iv, 284; ii, 260, ii pages. Green leather over marbled boards; gilt to spine with raised bands. Leather scuffed; all edges marbled. Foxing to verso of marbled free endpapers and to the adjacent blanks. Binding sound and contents clean. Please inquire for accurate shipping rates overseas. 
Price: 312.50 CDN
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The First Book of Moses Called Genesis [The Book of Genesis]
2 The First Book of Moses Called Genesis [The Book of Genesis]
London Philip Lee Warner / Riccardi Press 1914 limp vellum Very Good Good 4to F. Cayley Robinson 
xv, 88, [iii] pages and ten plates with tissue guards titled in red. Paper Copy Number 106 of 500 [there were 12 copies printed on vellum of which 10 were for sale]. This copy bound in the more expensive limp vellum. Top edge gilded; ribbon marker intact, all ties secure. Jacket spine with VELLUM 106 handwritten, sunned. Jacket rubbed at head of spine and splitting for an inch from head of spine along upper hinge and from lower right corner up fore-edge. Pictorial bookplate of Gwendolen Jefferson to front pastedown; front pastedown bubbled. light offsetting to first free endpapers from jacket flaps. 4 page Philip Lee Warner catalogue laid in. 
Price: 747.50 CDN
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The Psalter or Psalms of David from the Bible of Archbishop Cranmer
3 The Psalter or Psalms of David from the Bible of Archbishop Cranmer
London / New York Essex House Press 1902 leather Fine 4to C.R. Ashbee 
[ii], 87, [1] pages. Top edge gilded; printed in red and black. Woodcut illustrations and initials by C.R. Ashbee. Full dark green patterned leather; five bands on spine, lettered in gilt. Green ribbon remains attached, red silk ribbon laid in [not original as it is wider than the textblock]. Bound by The Knickerbocker Press, with their stamp to turn-in lower left rear. No. 234 of 250 copies on paper [there were an additional 10 copies on vellum]. In very good slipcase, rubbed but not split. Gift inscription dated Xmas 1908 on second free endpaper from J. Kennedy Tod, railwayman and the thirty-sixth President of the St. Andrew's Society of New York. 
Price: 1618.50 CDN
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The Fables of Aesop [limited ed. in slipcase], Aesop
4 Aesop The Fables of Aesop [limited ed. in slipcase]
London Hodder & Stoughton 1909 Cloth Very Good Edward J. Detmold Signed by Illustrator
Cream cloth with gilt; top edge gilded, others untrimmed. Light handling to cloth, and foxing to spine. Interior clean and free of inscriptions; tanning to free endpapers. Number 481 of 750 issued, signed by Detmold. 25 gorgeous plates. The original slipcase is sturdy and complete without splitting: long ago covered in patterned book-covering paper (similar to thin wallpaper) that appears to be stuck to the slipcase only along fore-edges. 
Price: 2340.00 CDN
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Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers, Aytoun, William Edmondstoune
5 Aytoun, William Edmondstoune Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers
Edinburgh and London William Blackwood and Sons 1881 leather Fine Binding Very Good 4to. Joseph Noel Paton; Walter H. Paton 
[12], 268. Finely bound in full leather with 5 raised bands by John Ramage of London. Spine somewhat darker than boards. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Numerous illustrations. Foxing to first few and final few leaves, with light sporadic foxing throughout. Unobtrusive stain to lower margin up to page 20, and bleeding of red along lower edge throughout. Overall a handsome and presentable example. binding is sound and hinges secure. 
Price: 130.00 CDN
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A Hitnek Kulomb-fele agazatirol vetelkedo levelek, mellyekben foglaltatnak azok a fo indito okok, mellyek Felseges Hohenai Fridrik fejedelmet... Negyedik Resze., Bene Ferentz
6 Bene Ferentz A Hitnek Kulomb-fele agazatirol vetelkedo levelek, mellyekben foglaltatnak azok a fo indito okok, mellyek Felseges Hohenai Fridrik fejedelmet... Negyedik Resze.
Nagy - Szombatban Jesus Tarsasaga 1773 half leather Very Good 12mo. 
432 pages and 16 page table of contents at rear. Volume four only. Contemporary binding is sound, with small worming to spine. Attractive period endpapers; all edges red. Lacks frontispiece. Light staining throughout. 
Price: 281.25 CDN
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The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci, with A Critical Account of His Works, Brown, John William
7 Brown, John William The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci, with A Critical Account of His Works
London William Pickering 1828 First Edition leather Very Good short 8vo. 
xv, 256 pages. Fine unsigned late C19 binding in red leather, marbled boards, gilt to spine and top edge. Frontispiece evidently not bound in. A handsome volume, with Last Supper headpiece at p. 179. 
Price: 422.50 CDN
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Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particulier: Oiseaux. [complete in 18 volumes], Buffon, (Georges Louis Marie Leclerc) Le Comte de
8 Buffon, (Georges Louis Marie Leclerc) Le Comte de Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particulier: Oiseaux. [complete in 18 volumes]
Deux Ponts Sanson & Compagnie 1787 half leather Very Good 12mo. 
Deux-Ponts [Zweibrücken], 1785-1787. All 18 volumes in sound contemporary binding, half calf over speckled boards, morocco labels numbered in gilt I through XVIII though some rubbed or flaked; all edges red. Illustrated with 114 hand coloured copper plate engravings; collation complete. Various paginations; text in French. Each volume bearing the signature of one early owner with 1799 penned alongside in tome IV. A few early professional marginal repairs to end sheets of one volume; the occasional unobtrusive stain. A handsome set, purchased by its previous owner from Wheldon and Wesley. Shipping cost to be determined by location: please inquire. 
Price: 1553.50 CDN
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Harry Widener: I Want To Be Remembered [Bibliolatrous Series number 8. Titanic association], Burton, Katherine and Louise Perry
9 Burton, Katherine and Louise Perry Harry Widener: I Want To Be Remembered [Bibliolatrous Series number 8. Titanic association]
Norton, Mass. Periwinkle Press 1939 Hardcover Very Good 24mo. 
Ten leaves, in paper covered boards. One of 150 copies bound individually, of 200 printed. Handmade paper; title in red and black with fencing vignette. Harry Elkins Widener [1885 - 1912], young bibliophile, Harvard graduate [and member of their fencing club, perished on the Titanic. This brief homage mentions: "The most popular and appealing story of Widener's death is that as he was about to step into one of the lifeboats he remembered a newly-aquired rare book left in his stateroom and ran back for it, thus sacrificing his place in the boat and his chance of survival" [a second edition of Bacon's Essaies]. The authors have the year of death as 1915; the errata slip is not present in this copy. Light soiling to covers. 
Price: 162.50 CDN
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Phil-o-rum's Canoe and Madeleine Vercheres : Two Poems, Drummond, William Henry
10 Drummond, William Henry Phil-o-rum's Canoe and Madeleine Vercheres : Two Poems
London and Toronto / New York Musson / G.P. Putnam's Sons 1898 leather Very Good 8vo. Frederick Simpson Coburn 
12 pages; frontispiece and three plates with tissue guard. Red morocco with gilt to front and spine. Spine sunned; top edge gilded. Ribbon marker remains attached. Marbled endpapers; no inscriptions. A well preserved example of a beautiful book. 
Price: 188.50 CDN
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald trs.
11 Edward Fitzgerald trs. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
London Siegle Hill & Co. leather Very Good 24mo. 
63 pages. Burgundy suede with gilt to front. Frontispiece engraving. Initials in red. Binding sound. Neat ownership signature top left front pastedown. 
Price: 58.50 CDN
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The Complete Curler - Being the History and Practice of the Game of Curling  [in slipcase with curling stone spoon], Grant, John Gordon
12 Grant, John Gordon The Complete Curler - Being the History and Practice of the Game of Curling [in slipcase with curling stone spoon]
London Adam and Charles Black 1914 First Edition Cloth Very Good 8vo. 
xii, 220 pages plus plates. Light rubbing to cloth; offsetting to endpapers and faint evidence of bookplate removal on front pastedown. Housed in a custom made box atop which sits (by means of a magnetic strip) a W.A.P.W. Gt.Britain silver plated curling-stone spoon. A handsome gift for the curling enthusiast. 
Price: 188.50 CDN
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The Aurelian. A Natural History of English Moths and Butterflies. Together with the Figures of their Transformations and of the plants on which they feed. ..., Harris, Moses
13 Harris, Moses The Aurelian. A Natural History of English Moths and Butterflies. Together with the Figures of their Transformations and of the plants on which they feed. ...
London Henry G. Bohn 1840 half leather Very Good Folio 
Title continues: New Edition, with their systematic names, synonyms, and additional observations upon the habits of the species figured. By John O. Westwood. Contemporary half morocco rubbed at extremities; elaborate gilt to spine; all edges gilt. Marbled boards and endpapers. Text: xi, 83, [4] pages. Additional coloured title, key plate, and 44 hand-coloured plates; no frontispiece. Paper rough-edged lower right plates 12 and 22. Occasional inoffensive blemish; overall superb. Boards measure 14.8 x 11 inches. Shipping at cost: please inquire. 
Price: 10937.50 CDN
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A Gallery of Distinguished English and American Female Poets, Henry Coppee intro.
14 Henry Coppee intro. A Gallery of Distinguished English and American Female Poets
Philadelphia E.H. Butler & Co. 1860 leather Very Good 4to. 
400 pages. Pleasing contemporary binding in full leather with gilt, rubbed, and with loss to head of spine. Silk endpapers. Christmas 1859 gift inscription to first paper endpaper, with subsequent gift notation beneath. Light tideline to fore-edge margin of some leaves; offsetting from most illustrations to facing leaf. Binding is sound; all edges gilded. 
Price: 531.25 CDN
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A Thousand & One Epigrams, selected from the writings of Elbert Hubbard., Hubbard, Elbert
15 Hubbard, Elbert A Thousand & One Epigrams, selected from the writings of Elbert Hubbard.
East Aurora, N.Y. Roycroft Shop 1911 First Edition quarter leather Very Good 16mo. 
186, xi pages. Olive green morocco over boards with gilt to spine. top edge gilded others untrimmed. Many leaves unopened [not sliced with paper knife] one leaf opened roughly (seen in photo). Foxing / offsetting to preliminary and terminal blanks; no inscriptions. Page mark ribbon intact; binding sound. A handsome volume. 
Price: 162.50 CDN
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Courtship of Miles Standish, Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
16 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth Courtship of Miles Standish
Boston and New York Houghton, Mifflin 1900 leather Very Good 8vo. 
163 pages. Full suede with gilt to front and top edge; yapped edges. Binding and hinges fully secure; crease to lower rear corner. Mauve shamrock endpapers. Foot of first title page: "Printed for the publishers, H. M. Caldwell Co." Colophon of title page: "This edition is printed for Smith-Andrews Publishing Co., Chicago, and for sale exclusively by them". Ribbon marker remains attached. Ownership signature dated 1902. Numerous illustrations by various artists. A well preserved example of a beautiful book. 
Price: 123.50 CDN
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Reveries of a Bachelor or a Book of the Heart  [fine binding], Marvel, Ik [Donald Grant Mitchell]
17 Marvel, Ik [Donald Grant Mitchell] Reveries of a Bachelor or a Book of the Heart [fine binding]
New York Baker & Scribner 1850 First Edition leather Very Good 8vo. 
298 pages. Fine, contemporary tooled leather binding rubbed at extremities fully secure with hinges sturdy. All edges gilded; marbled endpapers. Foxing throughout. First issue, with "sleep" unbroken on page 29. Frontispiece on verso of half-title facing pictorial title. 
Price: 188.50 CDN
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Contact, Maurois, Andre
18 Maurois, Andre Contact
Maestricht A.A.M Stols 1928 half leather Very Good 8vo. Bernard Boutet De Monvel 
144, [6] pages. Number 287 of 400 printed sur papier vélin anglais [of 480 total]. Purple morocco over marbled boards; green morocco labels to spine; top edge gilded; marbled endpapers. Offsetting from original page-mark ribbon on pages 60-61; ribbon remains attached. binding sound and hinges secure; no inscriptions. 
Price: 448.50 CDN
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The Group of Seven [Fine Binding by Jacques Blanchet], Mellen, Peter
19 Mellen, Peter The Group of Seven [Fine Binding by Jacques Blanchet]
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1973 leather Fine tall 4to. 
Fourth printing; 232 pages. Elaborately bound by Jacques Blanchet. Full morocco with gilt titles to spine and front inlay depicting Tom Thomson's The West Wind. Windowed leather-covered stiff slipcase. Top edge multi-colour & gilt, other edges rough sawn. Multi-colour fabric front and rear free endpapers. Warm presentation inscription from Canadian shipping executive and Blanchet collector Alex [Alexander C. Pathy] and wife Marnie dated June 1994 on second front free endpaper. Out of the case the volume measures 13 x 10.6 inches. Fine, in lightly rubbed slipcase. 
Price: 5525.00 CDN
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Milton's Paradise Lost, Milton, John;  Robert Vaughan (ed.)
20 Milton, John; Robert Vaughan (ed.) Milton's Paradise Lost
London Cassell and Company, Ltd 1894 Popular Edition Full leather Very Good Presentation Binding 8vo., Boards Gustave Dore 
lxviii, 388pp. 50 plates, full leather presentation binding, Prize for Form VB, Edgehill School for Girls, Windsor, N.S., 1914, Crest of the Diocesan Synod of Frederiction to front board, all edges marbled and waxed, marbled endpapers, full gilt decoration to spine and edges of boards, only very light signs of wear to leather 
Price: 218.75 CDN
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