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Parisian Photogravures, Reproduced from the Great Modern Paintings of the Paris Salon with Biographical and Descriptive Texts

By: N/A

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Boston, Estes and Lauriat: 1892

Seller ID: 20073

Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Oversize Folio HC in olive green cloth with titles and ornate pictorial design stamped to front cover in black and gilt. All edges gilt; spine unlettered, as issued. A snug bright copy. Reproductions of salon works printed in photogravure on heavy stock sheets, attached to binding stubs. Le Roux, Muller, Bonnat and others represented. A scallop shaped damp line along the top front corner of the pages and plate sheets is in ... View more info

Lepidus the Centurion

By: Arnold, Edwin L. & Frank T. Merrill (Frontis) & Decorative Designers (Binding Art)

Price: $39.00

Publisher: New York, T. Y. Crowell: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31385

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 305 pages; Soundly bound in a decorative prictorial trade binding from a design by Decorative Designers; terra cotta colored cloth with a pictorial standard of the Roman Republic to the cover. DD monogram at the base of the pictorial design. Cloth rubbed and just slightly frayed at top front corners; light shelf soiling to cloth boards. Snugly bound book is justs a little shelf cocked in the spine. Tissue guarded frontis on glossy stock from a ... View more info

A Journey in Other Worlds; A Romance of the Future

By: Astor, John Jacob

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25709

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Illustrations on glossy stock from drawings ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 476 pages; HC 1st edition. Very handsome copy of this decoratively bound early science fiction novel by the wealthy business man, science enthusiast and Titanic victim, John Jacob Astor. In publisher's decorative trade binding of blue cloth with elaborate silver patterning to cover and spine, a silver solar system to rear board and title lettering brightly in gilt. Uniformly bright and neat with... View more info

THE ENCHANTED TYPE-WRITER

By: Bangs, John Kendrick and Peter Newell, Illustrator

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1899

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13397

Condition: Very Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 180 pages; [SIGNED] 1899 Harper & Brothers. HC. Publisher's limited edition of 500 copies: "Author's Autograph Edition." Author signed limitation bookplate - numbered 337 of 500 - mounted to the front pastedown. Bookplate is done in a striking Arts & Crafts design. Decorative pictorial binding with a Newell designed 4 color pictorial panel to the cover board. Title lettering in gilt to cover and spine. Illustration and gilt are brigh... View more info

Men Of America; A Biographical Album Of The City Government Of Philadelphia In the Bi-Centennial Year

By: Bi-Centennial Committee & F. Gutekunst (Engravings)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, The American Biographical Publishing Company: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30134

Condition: Good+


Phototype engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 208 pages; Stout large format 4to HC in original full brown morocco with decorative detailing in blind and title lettering tooled in gilt to cover and spine. All edges gilt; five raised bands to spine. Printed on heavy grade paper; lavishly illustrated with tissue guarded phototype engravings. Several signatures sprung or detached from cords and jutting at front edge. Board hinges sound but binding is broken between titl... View more info

A Treatise on the Lord's Supper; designed as a Guide and Companion to the Holy Communion: In Two Parts

By: Bickersteth, Edward

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, L. B. Seeley & Son: 1825

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 23479

Condition: Very Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 303 pages; Soundly bound in period, full polished calf with a single gilt rule to the boards; spine in five compartments with decorative deigns tooled in gilt. Brown morocco title label in the 2dn compartment. Strikingly well preserved binding with a very handsome shelf presence. Small embossed label of Beverley Minster mounted to the front pastedown. Contents bright and clean with only superficial and occasional mild toning. Title page with... View more info

The Violet Book

By: Boyd Allen, Willis

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, George W. Jacobs & Co.: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15749

Condition: Very Good


Lithographed floral patterned pages; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 193 pages; HC in publisher's pale blue cloth with violet floral illustrated paper cover mounted to front board. Cameo photo portreait inset to the floral patterned paper cover. Square, sound and neat; gilt title lettering at spine is bright. Binding sound and contents neat. Selected verse printed on floral patterned paper used for the book's pages. Just mild shelf rubbing to paper cover panel and trace shelf... View more info

Abraham Lincoln, a Centennial Poem; Written for the Philadelphia Brigade, February Twelfth, Nineteen Hundred and Nine

By: Boyle, Virginia Frazer

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Memphis, Tennessee, S. C. Toof & Co. (Printer): 1909

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23279

Condition: Very Good+


Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 20 pages; 1909 for the author by S. C. Toof & Co. , printer. Oblong format volume bound in limp maroon suede leather with red silk lined endpages. All edges gilt. Bound with a wide silk ribbon. Tile lettering in gilt top cover with a light flaking to the gilt from the suede surface. Covers remain supple and clean. Poem is printed recto only on a parchment like paper. Two or tgree pages with a mild bit of soiling. Title page in red and b... View more info

A Treatise on the Elements of Algebra; (Period American Binding)

By: Bridge, B

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, F. W. Greenough: 1839

Edition: 2nd American edition

Seller ID: 23278

Condition: Good+


Millersville; Equations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 224 pages; Viii, (9) -224, 36 pp. What is unusual and striking about the book is the 1/4 leather period binding, with ornate rose cloth boards, blind embossed with a pattern of floral vines. It is a very unusual American binding for a school book of this period. Externally bright and neat with just mild shelf bumping to board tips. Regrettably missing the front endpapers, along with a 1" x 2" chip from the to... View more info

A Forest Hymn

By: Bryant, William Cullen and John A. Hows (Illustration)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, W. A. Townsend & Company: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18474

Condition: Very Good+


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Large 8vo in publisher's decorative leather binding. Stippled brown leather with rectilinear border and corner pieces stamped in black. Decorative title design in gilt to center of both boards. Spine in six compartments with raised bands; devices and ruling to spine in blind and lettering in gilt. Bord edges and turn in gilt tooled. All edges gilt. Pages printed rectos only, each with a striking woodcut view or border illustration by How... View more info

Under The Sun, Or The Passing Of The Incas; A Story Of Old Peru

By: Buck, Charles W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Louisville, KY, Sheltman & Co: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32491

Condition: Good+


frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 413 pages; Bound in original decorative pictorial red cloth with designs to cover in black, gilt and white. Gilt titles at spine dulled but readily legible. Partial splitting to the endpages at front and rear. Cloth at spine moderately sunned/dulled; cloth at spine ends thinning with superficial fraying. Sunday School prize inscription to front endpage dated 1913. Generally sound and still decent. G+ View more info

The White Seneca, [Decorative Binding]

By: Canfield, William W. and G. A. Harker (Illust. ) & [Amy Richards, (Binding Design) ]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Company: 1926

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 29154

Condition: Very Good-


B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 281 pages; HC in original decorative pictorial cloth binding; rust brown cloth with pictorial design of a single "Indian" and patterened headband in dark brown and gilt. Binding desing signed AR in the image. Gilt titles still bright to spine. A later printing of the book which 1st appeared in 1911. Snugly bound with fresh crisp contents. Illustrated with frontis and 4 plates on glossy stock from drawings made by G. A... View more info

Don Chisciotte Della Mancia Traduzione Di Bartolomeo Gamba. Fregi Di Duilio Cambellotti. Illustrazioni Di Enrico Sacchetti

By: Cervantes, Miguel De

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Milano, Istituto Editoriale Italiano:

Seller ID: 14648

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Biblioteca Dei Ragazzi #3; Tipped in color plates and in text line drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 371 pages; No date given; circa 1920's. Biblioteca Dei Ragazzi #3. Publisher's metallic green cloth with thatched pattern and motif of fleur de lis stamped in white and red. Titles in gilt to cover. Publisher's pictorial dust jacket is lightly rubbed at edges and surfaces with light toning. A few short closed tears and nicks to jacket. Illustrated with 10 tipped in co... View more info

Don Quixote. Vollständige Deutsche Ausgabe Unter Benutzung Der Anonymen Übertragung Von 1837. Besorgt Von Konrad Thorer. Besorgt Von Konrad Thorer. Doppeltitel Und Einband Zeichnete Carl Czeschka

By: Cervantes, Miguel De and Thorer, Konrad (Trans) and Carl Czeschka (design)

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Insel: 1908

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 14848

Condition: Very Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 3 volumes in supple leather covers with silk bookmarks sewn in. 498 ; 573 ; 582 pp. Handsome double title page and spine title lettering by Carl Czeschka. Decorative titles brightly in gilt to spines. Top edges gilt. Attractive set of this Arts and Crafts style edition. The bindings are snug; they appear and feel unread. 2 or 3 of the 12 front corners are lightly rubbed. There is a very mild mottling to the leather at the spines. VG or bette... View more info

The Mediterranean and its Borderlands [Complete in 2 Volumes]; I: Western Countries, II: Eastern Countries

By: Cook, Joel

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, John C. Winston Co.: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24909

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1300 pages; 2 volumes HC. 1st edition. Very well preserved copy with original green cloth over paper dust jackets, title lettered brightly in gilt to spines. Green cloth bindings with higly decorative gilt stamped borders and panels in grape vine and leaf etc are simply immaculate, a benefit of the NF dust jacket's protection over a 100 year time span. Just trace shelf rub to the cloth covered jackets at corners and edges. Mil... View more info

Katherine Douglas; Or, Principle Developed

By: Coppard, S. Selby

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, J. C. Riker: 1850

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 34289

Condition: Very Good-


Engraved frontis and t.p.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 237 pages; 1st American edition, from the 2nd London. Soundly bound in original red cloth with decorative paneling in blind to boards and gilt pictorial designs to covers and spine. Binding a little shelf cocked in the spine; light shelf rub and mild fray to cloth at tips and spine ends. Engraved frontis and extra title page are foxed, but the text is generally clean with just occasional mild spot of soiling. Prior ow... View more info

The Gray Man

By: Crockett, S. R. and Seymour Lucas (Illust. ) and Howard Pyle (Binding Design)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21619

Condition: Very Good+


Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 406 pages; HC 1st American edition. Strikingly bound in decorative pictorial cloth binding, with design attributed to Howard Pyle. Square snug and very neat. Illustrated with 26 plates from drawings and engravings by Seymour Lucas, who was just achieving widespread notice around the time of this book's publication. Bound in fine mauve cloth with handsome and striking pictorial design in silver and black to cover and spine. Front board s... View more info

The Ballad of Beau Brocade and Other Poems of the XVIII Century

By: Dobson, Austin & Hugh Thomson

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23349

Condition: Very Good-


B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 83 pages; Hardcover in maroon cloth boards with gilt illustrative cover and spine. Snug and sound. Mild shelf rub to corners and spine ends. Mild partial internal split between signatures mid-book. Beveled edged boards; top edge gilt. Intermittent mild foxing to the page stock. Prior owner name and date penned to front endpage. Illustrated throughout from etchings by Thomson. VG- View more info

The Story Of Rosina And Other Verses;

By: Dobson, Austin and Hugh Thomson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Kegan, Paul, French, Trubner: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23348

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 120 pages; 1st edition. Hardcover in maroon cloth boards with ornate decorative pictorial designs in gilt to cover and spine. Top edge gilt; boards beveled at edges. Snug, solid and neat. Superficial shelf bump top front corners. Mild foxing to endpapers. Illustrated throughout from designs by Thomson. Tissue guarded frontis. Handsome copy; bright and very neat. NF View more info

Romola, Illustrated. In Two Volumes

By: Eliot, George

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell: 1899

Seller ID: 28448

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 530 pages; No date given [Circa 1899] Thomas Y. Crowell. HC 2 volume set with photo plates on glossy stock. Uniformly bound in 3/4 cream linen with decorative arabesque design in gilt with heavy floral decorated paper over boards. Soundly bound and clean. Prior ownership in manuscript to front endpage dated 1899. Cloth lightly pulled at crown of both vols with light shelf rub and a hint of fray to spine ends. Heavy paper covered boards a little... View more info