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The Anglo-Saxon elegies, translated and introduced by Kevin Crossley-Holland, with engravings by Hannah Firmin.
London: The Folio Press, 1988. 77p, illustrations. 25cm. Set in Monotype Bembo with Bembo Light Titling for display. Printed in red and-brown and black on white Van Gelder mould-made paper by Napier, Jones, Ltd. Bound by Hunter and Foulis in quarter dark brow moire silk, Mitchell and Malik marbled paper boards; printed cream spine and cover labels; pale brown endpapers; top edge gilt; mylar jacket. Bookplate on the front cover paste down. A fine unread copy. [Nash: 618].
Item #18075
Price: $100.00
Don Juan of China: An Amour from the "Chin Ping Mei." Retold in pictures and text by Kwan Shan-Mei. Translated from the Chinese by Samuel Buck
Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1960. 99p, illustrations. 16x22cm. Bound in purple cloth with a colorful illustration on the front cover; quarter gold paper dust jacket on the front cover ; publisher's mylar wrapper. Bookplate on the front cover pastedown. Paper slightly toned, otherwise in fine condition.
Item #18470
Price: $75.00
Auguries of Innocence. Wood Engravings by Leonard Baskin
New York: Grossman Publishers, 1968. [9p.], illustrations. 24cm. Facsimile of the Gehenna Press edition. Printed in red and black. Green paper boards with titling in black; slipcase. Bookplate on front cover pastedown. Spine slightly faded; edges of slipcase faded. A near fine copy.
Item #17676
Price: $45.00
Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits. Illustrated by Barry Moser. With and introduction by James R. Kincaid.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983. Frontispiece, 42p, illustrations. 34cm. White card wrapper and blue card jacket with embossed title on the front cover. Signed by Barry Moser on the colophon. With an extra suite of five plates each signed by Barry Moser. Published to accompany the University of California's special, slipcased, edition of Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. Bookplate on front cover flap. Slightly toned outline on front cover from offset. In near fine condition.
Item #18360
Price: $600.00
The Sea Around Us. With an introduction by Maitland A. Edey. Illustrated with photographs by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1980. Frontis, 252p, illustrations. 26cm. Designed by Philip Grushkin. Color photographs printed by the Princeton Polychrome Press. Set in monotype Van Dijck and Perpetua Titling and printed by the Crimson Printing Company on off white Mohawk eggshell paper. Bound by A. Horowitz & Sons in full deep blue buckram, spine stamped in gold, blind stamped overall wave design by Deborah M. Evetts; blue top edge. Blue paperboard slipcase with title label on the back panel. In an edition of 2000 copies this is copy 446/2000 signed by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Monthly newsletter laid in. Bookplate on verso of front free endpaper. Back panel of slipcase faded. A fine copy in a very good slipcase. LEC 515.
Item #17522
Price: $150.00
George Crabbe, Peter Grimes, the poor of the borough, introduction by Kevin Crossley-Holland, lithographs by Alan Powers.
London: The Folio Society, 1990. Frontispiece in color, 76p, illustrations. 25cm. Typographical design by Martino Mardersteig. Set in Monotype Garamond and printed on white Magnani mould-made paper by Stamperia Valdonega with lithographs in blue-gray and brown by the Senecio Press. Bound by Legatoria Torriani in quarter dark gray cloth with pale blue green paper boards patterned in blue and red by Stamperia Valdonega; pale blue green endpapers; top edge gilt; mylar jacket. Issued as part of the Folio Press Fine Editions series. In fine condition [Nash: 664].
Item #18234
Price: $100.00
The Bridge. With an introduction by Malcolm Cowley and photographs by Richard Benson.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1981. Frontispiece, 70p, illustrations. 31cm. Designed by Stephen Stinehour. Photographs printed by Meriden Gravure. Set in monotype Dante and printed by Michael & Winfred Bixler on soft white Mohawk smooth wove paper. Bound by the Stinehour Press in silver gray Dutch natural finish cloth, stamped in dark blue on the spine and in blind on the front cover; paste paper end leaves printed in deep blue, designed by Carol Blinn; design repeated on paperboard slipcase. In an edition of 2000 copies this is copy 446/2000 signed by Richard Benson. Monthly news letter laid in. Bookplate on front cover paste down with US Postal commemorative stamp of the Brooklyn Bridge pasted beside it. A fine copy in a near fine slipcase. LEC 520.
Item #17532
Price: $250.00
Works.
17 volumes published by The Heritage Press: "Short Stories" with illustrations by Edward Ardizzone (1971); "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" with illustrations by Steven Spurrier (1940); "Our Mutual Friends" illustrated by Lynd Ward (1957); "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" illustrated by Everett Shinn (1941); "Five Christmas Novels" illustrated by Reginald Birch (1939); "Barnaby Rudge" illustrated by James Daugherty (1941); "The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club" illustrated by Gordon Ross (1938); "Bleak House" illustrated by Robert Ball (1942); "A Tale of Two Cities" illustrated by René Ben Sussan (1938); "The Old Curiosity Shop" illustrated by William Sharp (1941); "The Adventures of Oliver Twist" illustrated by Barnett Freedman (1939); "Hard Times for These Times" illustrated by Charles Raymond (1966); "The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit" illustrated by Wray Manning (no date); "Great Expectations" illustrated by Edward Ardizzzone (1939); "Dombey and Son" illustrated by Henry C. Pitz (1957); "David Copperfield" illustrated by John Austen (1937); "Little Dorrit" illustrtaed byMimi Korach (1956). 14 volumes uniformly bound in light gray covers with red decorative borders and oval gilt title box on spine; one volume in darker gray; one volume in light green; and one volume in red. Each 23cm. Missing two Sandglass Monthly. All except for two volumes, have a bookplate on the front cover pastedown. Most spines are slightly darkened, otherwise a near fine set.
Item #19545
Price: $450.00
Salammbo. With an introduction by Justin O'Brien. Illustrated by Edward Bawden.
Cambridge: University Press of Cambridge for Members of The Limited Editions Club, 1960. 316p, illustrations. 29cm. Designed by John Dryfus. Set in monotype Barbou and printed by the Press on Abbey Mills Chariot paper. Bound by the Press in ivory buckram with guilloche design stamped on the spine; top edge light brow; slipcase of matching patterned paper sides and title on the back pane. In an edition of 1500 copies this is copy 44/1500 signed by Edward Bawden. Bookplate on front cover paste down; spine slightly darkened. Slipcase faded, rubbed. A near fine copy in a very good slipcase. LEC 309.
Item #17523
Price: $125.00
The Odyssey of Homer. Translated by T.E. Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia. Wood engravings by Barry Moser. Preface by Jeremy M. Wilson.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1981. Frontis, 300p, 24 full page illustrations. 28cm. bound in earth-brown natural-finish cloth, stamped in crimson borders, titling in crimson on the spine; slipcase. In an edition of 200 copies signed by Barry Moser and Jeremy M. Wilson. Newsletter laid in. Slight fading of top and sides of slipcase. A fine copy in a near fine slipcase.
Item #17524
Price: $200.00
Volpone, or The Fox. With a new introduction by Louis Kronenberger and illustrations by Rene Ben Sussan.
Oxford: Printed for the Members of the Limited Editions Club. 1952. xxv, [1], 574p, illustrations. 30cm. Designed by Francis Meynell. The illustrations had colored by Maurice Beaufume. Handset in Fell types and printed by the Oxford University Press on William Nash special paper. Bound by the Press in half sanguine buckram, gold stamped, with decorated ivory buckram sides; brown jacket; matching patterned paper slipcase with paper tile label on the back panel. In an edition of 1500 this is copy 574/1500 signed by Ben Sussan. Bookplate on front cover paste down. Back panel of slipcase faded. A fine copy in a near fine slipcase. LEC 236.
Item #17528
Price: $135.00
Yentl the Yeshiva Boy. Woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983. 58p, [2]. 25cm. Bound in white cloth with illustration stamped in blind on the front cover; title in gilt on the spine; slipcase with brown cloth sides. In a numbered first edition of 450 copies, this is copy 88 signed Isaac Bashevis Singer and Antonio Frasconi. Bookplate on the front cover pastedown. In fine condition.
Item #17547
Price: $300.00
Lays of ancient Rome.
London: The Folio Press, 1988. 89p. 25cm. Typographical design by Humphrey Stone. Set in Monotype Scotch Roman and printed in red and black on white Van Gelder mould-made paper by Napier, Jones, Ltd. Bound by Hunter and Foulis in quarter dark red moire silk, with Mitchell and Malik marbled paper boards; printed pale gray spine and cover labels; pink flecked endpapers; top edge gilt; mylar jacket. With typographical ornaments in red. Bookplate on front cover paste down. In fine condition. [Nash: 619].
Item #18232
Price: $100.00
Carmen. With an introduction by Konrad Bercovic. Illustrated with lithographs in color by Jean Charlot. The translation by Lady Mary Lloyd.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1941. Frontis, 143p, illustrations. 28cm. Lithographs printed by Albert Carmen. Designed and printed by Aldus Printers; set in linotype Bodoni and printed on Worthy special paper. Bound by Russell-Rutter Company in half olive buckram with silk sides hand blocked in colors, stamped in red; speckled top edge. In an edition of 1500 copies, this is copy 1416/1500 signed by Jean Charlot. Green paper board slipcase. Bookplate on the front cover pastedown. Spine faded. Slipcase faded, taped. A near fine copy in a fair slipcase. LEC124.
Item #17529
Price: $250.00
The Raven. Le Corbeau. French translation by Stephane Mallarme. With Illustrates by Edouard Manet. From the edition of 1875. Foreword by Philip Hofer
New York: Walker and Company in association with The Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, 1968. [viii], [1], [20p facsimile]. 29cm. Parallel English and French pages. In an edition of 1000 copies, this is copy 62. Bound in patterned white paper board with an illustration on the front cover, title in black on the spine; white dust jacket. Bookplate on the front cover pastedown; jacket slightly toned. In near fine condition.
Item #17684
Price: $200.00
Unrecorded Histories. With six designs by the author.
London: Martin Secker, 1933. 139p, illustrations. 26cm. One in an edition of 950 copies. Bound in beige cloth with art nouveau gilt designs on the covers, title in gilt on the spine; top edge gilt. Covers toned, spot on bottom cover at the top edge, spine ends show wear; bookplate on the front cover paste down; withdrawn form library stamps on front cover pastedown and front free endpaper.
Item #18468
Price: $45.00
The Gentleman from Cracow. Illustrated with watercolors by Raphael Soyer. With an introduction by Harry T. Moore.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1979. 59p, illustrations, studies for the illustrations. 17cm. Gray cloth back and gray marbled boards; title in silver on the spine; top edge gray; slipcase. In an edition of 2000 copies signed by Isaac Bashevis Singer and Raphael Soyer, this is copy 446. Newsletter laid in. Bookplate on front cover paste down. Spine faded, slipcase faded. A near fine copy.
Item #17527
Price: $200.00
These things also are spring's, poems by Edward Thomas, selected and introduced by Patrick Garland, wood-engravings by James Bostock.
London: The Folio Press, 1988. 70p, illustrations. 25cm. Typographical design by Bernard Roberts. Printed in green and black on Van Gelder mould-made paper by Napier, Jones, Ltd. Bound by Hunter and Foulis in quarter green moire silk with Mitchell and Malik marbled paper boards; printed cream spine and cover labels; top edge gilt; mylar jacket. With 12 wood-engravings, one on the title page in black, and the remaining in green. With the wood-engravings printed directly form the block. In fine condition. [Nash: 616].
Item #18231
Price: $150.00
The Lyrical Poems of Francois Villon. In the original French, and in the English versions by Algernon Swinburne, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Ernest Henley, John Payne, and Leonie Adams; selected by Leonie Adams. With an introduction by Robert Louis Stevenson.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1979. 152p, illustrations. 29cm. Designed by Stephen Howard. With calligraphic cartouche drawn by Stephen Howard. Set in Galliard, designed by Matthew Cart, and used here for the first time. Printed by Meriden Gravure on Curtis Rag paper. Bound by Tapley-Rutter full forest green linen imported from the Netherlands specifically this edition, with titling in gilt on the front cover and spine. In an edition of 2000 copies this is copy 446/2000 signed by Stephen Harvard. Slipcase of green patterned paper and green cloth, the pattern matching that of the books endpapers. Newsletter laid in. Bookplate on front cover paste down. Slipcase slightly faded. A fine copy in a near fine slipcase. LEC 513.
Item #17520
Price: $175.00
Our Town: A Play in Three Acts. With an introduction by Brooks Atkinson and illustrations by Robert J. Lee.
Avon, CT: The Limited Editions Club, 1974. 132p, illustrations. 30cm. Designed by Adrian Wilson. Illustrations printed by Holyoke Lithograph Company. Set in monotype Van Dyck and printed by Meriden Gravure on Curtis Arak cream white antique rag paper. Bound by Tapley-Rutter Company in full brown corduroy with an oval red leather spine label stamped in gilt; slipcase reddish paper sides with the title on the back panel. In an edition of 2000 copies this is copy 1063/2000 signed by Thornton Wilder and Robert J. Lee. Bookplate on verso of front free endpaper. Slipcase back panel faded. A fine copy in a near fine slipcase. LEC 481.
Item #17534
Price: $300.00