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Image for The Psalter or Psalms of David from the Bible of Archbishop Cranmer

The Psalter or Psalms of David from the Bible of Archbishop Cranmer

By: N/A

Price: $1,618.50

Publisher: London / New York, Essex House Press: 1902

Seller ID: Books009958


[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, ... View more info

Image for The First Book of Moses Called Genesis [The Book of Genesis]

The First Book of Moses Called Genesis [The Book of Genesis]

By: N/A

Price: $747.50

Publisher: London, Philip Lee Warner / Riccardi Press: 1914

Seller ID: Books009959


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 bookpl... View more info

Image for The Fables of Aesop [limited ed. in slipcase]

The Fables of Aesop [limited ed. in slipcase]

By: Aesop

Price: $2,340.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1909

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: Books010102


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. View more info

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Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers

By: Aytoun, William Edmondstoune

Price: $130.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons: 1881

Seller ID: Books008529


[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. View more info

Image for A Hitnek Kulomb-fele agazatirol vetelkedo levelek, mellyekben foglaltatnak azok a fo indito okok, mellyek Felseges Hohenai Fridrik fejedelmet... Negyedik Resze.

A Hitnek Kulomb-fele agazatirol vetelkedo levelek, mellyekben foglaltatnak azok a fo indito okok, mellyek Felseges Hohenai Fridrik fejedelmet... Negyedik Resze.

By: Bene Ferentz

Price: $281.25

Publisher: Nagy - Szombatban, Jesus Tarsasaga: 1773

Seller ID: Books010551


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. View more info

Image for The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci, with A Critical Account of His Works

The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci, with A Critical Account of His Works

By: Brown, John William

Price: $422.50

Publisher: London, William Pickering: 1828

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010042


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. View more info

Image for Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particulier: Oiseaux. [complete in 18 volumes]

Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particulier: Oiseaux. [complete in 18 volumes]

By: Buffon, (Georges Louis Marie Leclerc) Le Comte de

Price: $1,553.50

Publisher: Deux Ponts, Sanson & Compagnie: 1787

Seller ID: Books009840


Deux-Ponts [Zweibr├╝cken], 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 o... View more info

Image for Harry Widener: I Want To Be Remembered [Bibliolatrous Series number 8. Titanic association]

Harry Widener: I Want To Be Remembered [Bibliolatrous Series number 8. Titanic association]

By: Burton, Katherine and Louise Perry

Price: $162.50

Publisher: Norton, Mass., Periwinkle Press: 1939

Seller ID: Books010139


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 lef... View more info

Image for Britannia: or a Chorographical Description of Great Britain and Ireland, Together with the Adjacent Islands. Written in Latin by William Camden, Clarenceux, King at Arms: and translated into English, with additions and improvements.

Britannia: or a Chorographical Description of Great Britain and Ireland, Together with the Adjacent Islands. Written in Latin by William Camden, Clarenceux, King at Arms: and translated into English, with additions and improvements.

By: Camden, William; Edmund Gibson

Price: $11,875.00

Publisher: London, W. Boyer, W. Whiston, T. Davies, W. Strahan, et al.: 1772

Seller ID: Books010647


liii, 496; [ii], 485, [122] pages. Complete, with frontispiece portrait, 51 large folding maps by Robert Morden, 9 plates of coins, one plate of curiosities. Numerous in-text illustrations. Full contemporary leather; hinges, spine, and edges professionally repaired with dyed Japanese paper. New rear pastedown to vol. I and new rear free endpaper and pastedown to vol. II. Toning and offsetting to maps (from folds). A remarkably clean interior, with obtrusive foxing only t... View more info

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Logical Nonsense: The Works Of Lewis Carroll

By: Carroll, Lewis. Philip C. Blackburn and Lionel White, eds.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1934

Inscription: Signed by editors

Seller ID: Books010847


xiii, 568 pages. Full leather stamped in gilt. An edition printed on Strathmore Permanent rag paper limited to 125 copies signed by the editors; this copy curiously numbered "L". leather rubbed at head and foot of spine; faint pencil inscription to green front free endpaper; front hinge split but entirely sturdy; small dot of stain at gutter of 5 preliminary leaves. Overseas customers please request an accurate shipping quote. View more info

Image for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner [fine binding]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner [fine binding]

By: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Price: $781.25

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co.: 1860

Seller ID: Books011084


51 pages, and blanks. Illustrated throughout, by three artists: E.H. Wehnert (18); E. Duncan (6); Birket Foster (2). A blank leaf (not a tissue guard) follows each leaf of printed text. Elaborate unsigned binding in full leather with gilt to front, rear, spine, and all edges. Marbled endpapers. Page-mark ribbon remains attached. Printed by R. Clay of London. Light rubbing to extremities; binding is sound. View more info

Image for Poems by William Cowper, with a Memoir of the Author [Browning association]

Poems by William Cowper, with a Memoir of the Author [Browning association]

By: Cowper, William

Price: $243.75

Publisher: London, George Nodes: 1845

Seller ID: Books010664


523 pages. Fine contemporary binding unsigned. All edges gilt. Chromolitho title page. Of particular interest for the Christmas gift inscription from Miss [Louisa] Browning to one of her pupils "for her improvement in music" at Dartmouth Row, Blackheath, 1846. Louisa Browning, an aunt of Robert, had a school there from the 30s through 1861. Professional repair to hinges; binding is sound. Newspaper clipping to front pastedown; 1923 inscription to verso of first front fre... View more info

Image for The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society: A Poem, with Philosophical Notes

The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society: A Poem, with Philosophical Notes

By: Darwin, Erasmus

Price: $1,218.75

Publisher: London, J. Johnson: 1803

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010644


174, 124 pages; with half title and four plates - complete. Contemporary tree calf bordered in gilt; spine replaced with skiver leather ruled in gilt, original label reattached. All edges and endpapers marbled. Minor toning to paper; plates clean though light tideline lower right not touching the image (faintly present on some leaves) - please consult photos. Binding is sound. For accurate shipping cost outside North America please inquire. View more info

Image for Phil-o-rum's Canoe and Madeleine Vercheres : Two Poems

Phil-o-rum's Canoe and Madeleine Vercheres : Two Poems

By: Drummond, William Henry

Price: $188.50

Publisher: London and Toronto / New York, Musson / G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1898

Seller ID: Books010078


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. View more info

Image for Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

By: Edward Fitzgerald trs.

Price: $56.25

Publisher: London, Siegle Hill & Co.:

Seller ID: Books010059


63 pages. Burgundy suede with gilt to front. Frontispiece engraving. Initials in red. Binding sound. Neat ownership signature top left front pastedown. View more info

Image for Inscriptiones Pedemontanae Infimi Aevi Romae Exstantes [Marquis de Morante binding]

Inscriptiones Pedemontanae Infimi Aevi Romae Exstantes [Marquis de Morante binding]

By: Galletti, Pierluigi

Price: $1,125.00

Publisher: Romae, Generosi Salomoni: 1766

Seller ID: Books011112


[8], 1-206 pages; two blanks at rear. Full green morocco with the arms of the Marquis de Morante stamped in gold to front and rear, and his small bookplate to front pastedown. Leather scuffed, with peeled loss on rear; darkened to brown along spine. More recent bookplate to first front free endpaper; faint old signature of one P. McIntyre to second front endpaper. Title page and following leaf foxed; occasional unobtrusive spotting. Binding is sound. On the bindings of t... View more info

Image for Pompeiana. The Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii. Two Volumes [1824, 1832. Marguerite Blessington's copy in Zaehnsdorf binding]

Pompeiana. The Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii. Two Volumes [1824, 1832. Marguerite Blessington's copy in Zaehnsdorf binding]

By: Gell, William, and John P. Gandy

Price: $2,750.00

Publisher: London, Rodwell and Martin; Jennings and Chaplin: 1824

Seller ID: Books011113


Mixed set [Vol. 1: Rodwell and Martin, 1824: xxxi, 138 pages ; Vol. 2: Jennings and Chaplin, 1832: 207 pages; numerous plates in each] bound by Zaehnsdorf, with Marguerite Blessington's silk & gilt plate to front pastedown of each, and her signature to title page of volume 1. Two more recent bookplates in each. Scattered light foxing; offsetting from plates. Bindings sound; with moderate wear including a bump to top right front corner of volume 1. Please inquire for ove... View more info

Image for The Complete Curler - Being the History and Practice of the Game of Curling  [in slipcase with curling stone spoon]

The Complete Curler - Being the History and Practice of the Game of Curling [in slipcase with curling stone spoon]

By: Grant, John Gordon

Price: $188.50

Publisher: London, Adam and Charles Black: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books009838


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. View more info

Image for 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. ...

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. ...

By: Harris, Moses

Price: $10,937.50

Publisher: London, Henry G. Bohn: 1840

Seller ID: Books010187


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 ... View more info

Image for The Sunken Bell a Fairy Play in Five Acts. [[publisher's fine binding presentation copy]

The Sunken Bell a Fairy Play in Five Acts. [[publisher's fine binding presentation copy]

By: Hauptmann, Gerhart. Charles Henry Meltzer, trs.

Price: $281.25

Publisher: New York, R. H. Russell: 1899

Seller ID: Books010722


[xiv], 125 pages; with frontispiece tissue guarded. A card pasted at foot of half title reads: This is the first copy from the press of this edition and was especially printed for Miss Jean Irvine Struthers. Her bookplate to front pastedown; decorative JEAN within two circles on front; RHR monogram to rear lower right. Full green morocco, spine and top edge heavily sunned; offsetting to free endpaper edges from inner dentelles. Top edge gilt. Miss Struthers (b. 1871) wou... View more info