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Andromache: A Tragedy. Freely Translated into English in 1674 from Jean Racine's "Andromaque" Anvil Press, Jean Racine, John Crowne, Desmond Flower, foreword, Fritz Kredel, illustrator.

Andromache: A Tragedy. Freely Translated into English in 1674 from Jean Racine's "Andromaque"

Lexington KY: Anvil Press, 1986. Hardcover. Number 11 of 100 copies. According to an article by Burton Milward, “Private Press Tradition in Lexington, Kentucky,” published in 1992 in the Kentucky Review, the Anvil Press was part of the resurgence of fine press printing in Lexington, led by Joseph Graves, who was influenced and taught by Victor Hammer. The Anvil Press was unusual in that it was an association comprised of ten members, inspired and guided by Hammer and his wife, Carolyn. Their books were printed on any one of the several presses owned by members of the group, and were sold at cost. Bound with black cloth spine and red paper covered boards with red paper title label to spine. Pristine with numerous illustrations by Fritz Kredel, a prolific German artist who emigrated to the United States during World War II. In matching red paper dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Creasing to jacket and minor wear to edges. Printed in red and black inks at the Windell Press in Victor Hammer's American & Andromaque uncial types. 51 pages. PRI/031314. Fine / Very Good.
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Gardens of Delight. Bouquets of Flora and Botanical Poetry. Bay Park Press, Sibyl Rubottom, Jim Machacek.

Gardens of Delight. Bouquets of Flora and Botanical Poetry

San Diego: Bay Park Press / False Bay Editions, 2009. Number 12 of 20 copies. An exquisite production fr. Hardcover. Number 12 of 20 copies. Founded by Sibyl Rubottom and Jim Machacek in 2000, the Bay Park Press produces artists' books, offers classes, and holds book arts' exhibitions. Their books address a wide range of subjects from the universe to gardening to opera to Yiddish and more. Most are letterpress printed, many have moveable pieces, and all are illustrated. This is an exquisite work from Sibyl Rubottom and Jim Machacek. It was inspired by Sibyl’s interest in all things botanical and Jim’s family heritage. The result is what they hoped for - "a riotous colorscape for your senses” - with rich and luminous colors and beautiful illustrations. It includes 14 unbound folded folio sized leaves that are housed in a folding case. Twelve of the leaves are dedicated to different types of gardens, each in a different color, with designs and writings to reflect that garden. The gardens are: Japanese, butterfly, desert, night, orchid, primordial, mystical, rose, water, Eros, secret, and herb. Each features a poem or prose by such writers as John Milton, Rumi, Homer, Lord Byron, Robert Frost, Oscar Wilde, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The two other folded leaves are for the title and for the colophon. Printed on Fabriano Rosapina Blanco paper in Venus, Edwardian Script, and Palatino typefaces using letterpress, monoprint, and intaglio techniques. Housed in a custom box in brown cloth lined with handmade paper. The covers open from the middle with a title label on one side and a small metal rectangle with wooden peg closure on the other. In fine condition. Unpaginated. [56 pages.] ARTISTSBOOKS/081612. Fine.
[Book #26103]
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Spice Market. Bay Park Press, Sibyl Rubottom, Jim Machacek.

Spice Market

San Diego: Bay Park Press, 2004. Glossy Pictorial Cover. Number 23 of 40 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artists. Founded by Sibyl Rubottom and Jim Machacek in 2000, the press produces artists' books, offers classes, and holds book arts' exhibitions. Their books address a wide range of subjects from the universe to gardening to opera to Yiddish and more. Most are letterpress printed, many have moveable pieces, and all are illustrated. Visiting artists including Carolyn LaFrance and others regularly print books at the press. Books created by Jim and Sibyl at Bay Park Press bear the imprint of False Bay Editions. It is named after False Bay, which was the original name of San Diego's Mission Bay and is located near the press. This engaging accordion book is an alphabetical melange of spice. Various spices are described by definition, quotes, or history, and accompanied by lovely images on tan color pages that were hand-tinted with spice dyes. Some of the pages had an "intoxicating 14 runs through the press." The accordion text pages are encased in stiff paper covers, with the top flap cut out in the shape of leaves. Comes in a burlap drawstring bag with title and press name printed on a label attached by string. In fine condition. 4.5 x5 inches.PRI/073112. Fine.
[Book #26105]
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Moderne Illustratoren. VIII: Aubrey Beardsley. Aubrey Beardsley, Hermann Esswein.

Moderne Illustratoren. VIII: Aubrey Beardsley

Munich & Leipzig: R. Piper & Co. n.d. [early 20th century]. Hardcover. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED. A fascinating and unique book with eighteen items that have been tipped or laid in, most notably an original program for the Avenue Theatre designed and illustrated by Beardsley. The program is dated April 1894, and is for Arms and the Man by G.B. Shaw and The Land of Heart’s Desire by W.B. Yeats. It is affixed to the front pastedown. There are two tears where it has been pulled away but otherwise in very good condition. The other added items include reproductions of various illustrations, a cover of The Savoy from January 1896, and a print on Japanese vellum. Most are glued to the verso of the original full-page illustrations. The book was published with a frontispiece of Beardsley and 18 black and white illustrations, 14 of which are full-page. In faded and soiled tan paper boards with linen spine, with title, author and ornament to front cover. Front hinge weak but text block is tight. In very good condition. In German. 43 text pages. The illustrations are unpaginated. ILL/042612. Very Good.
[Book #25772]
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And Even Now. Max Beerbohm.

And Even Now

London: William Heinemann, 1921. Hardcover. Inscribed by Beerbohm with Autograph Letter Signed laid in. The book is inscribed on the half title to S.J. Williams, “Dear Mr. Williams I am so very glad you see to like [And Even Now] and I thank you very much - Max Beerbohm May, 1943.” Laid in is a letter to Williams along with the envelope in which it was sent. The letterhead is “Abinger Manor Cottage, Abinger Common, Nr. Dorking.” In this charming letter Beerbohm writes: “June 15 1943/Dear Mr. Williams/I write to tell you, with many thanks, how proud I am to be the subject of an epigram so perfect in pre-, com-, and incision. Epigrams are usually unkind in wit. Wit and kindness are rather distantly related to each other. But here they seem to be [the word are is crossed out below this] brother and sister, and will abide in my heart as well as in my brain. With kindest regards from my wife and me to Mrs. Williams and to you, I am sincerely and gratefully yours, Max Beerbohm.” The envelope is addressed S.J. Williams, Prof/Queens’ College/Cambridge. The flap of the envelope is affixed to the front endpaper opposite the half title page. There is one fold in the letter otherwise in fine condition. Book is bound in original yellow cloth with paper title label to spine. Soiled and bumped but in very good condition. Interior pages are clean and tight. 320 pages. LIT/042012. Very Good.
[Book #25758]
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A Book of Caricatures. Max Beerbohm.

A Book of Caricatures

London: Methuen, [1907]. Hardcover. Folio. A nice collection of Beerbohm’s fine caricatures. The forty-nine subjects include Henry James, G.K. Chesterton, John Singer Sargent, H.G. Wells, Bernard Shaw, and Winston Churchill. Each is protected by a tissue guard with a facsimile of Max’s handwriting describing the subject. Bound in the original red cloth backed red cloth boards, with printed paper label on front cover and gilt title and author to spine. Spine has a few splits, boards are faded and rubbed, with bumping to corners. Foxing to endpapers but plates are clean. In very good condition. ART/092111. Very Good.
[Book #25359]
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Ferishtah's Fancies. Robert Browning.

Ferishtah's Fancies

London: Smith, Elder, and Co, 1884. Hardcover. First Edition. Forged presentation copy "To GF Watts from Robert Browning. Dec 1884." The inscription is not in Browning's hand. This book with a forged inscription is described by Philip Kelley and Betty Coley in The Browning Collections, 325 as reading "W G F Watts." Their transcription is almost certainly incorrect as the first word looks like an uncrossed "to" similar to the uncrossed "Watts." In very good original dark brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and black decoration to front board. Rubbing to hinges, edges, and corners with short open tear to book cloth along front hinge. Foxing to first and last few pages with a few light pencil bracket marks to text and occasional folded corners. Blue end pages. 143 pages plus 8 pages of ads. From the collection of Stuart B. Schimmel. Schimmel was a well-known collector of literary forgers and forgeries. His collection was sold at auction in 2012. POE/022014. Very Good.
[Book #27431]
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Housed on the Third Floor being a Collection of North Caroliniana. Bruce Cotten.

Housed on the Third Floor being a Collection of North Caroliniana

Baltimore: Horn-Shafer Company, 1941. Hardcover. Limited to 250 copies. Signed and inscribed by the author: "To F.C. Latrobe compliments of Bruce Cotten Sept 4th 1941." Born in Wilson, North Carolina, Bruce Cotten (1873 - 1954) was a serious collector of books, art, and ephemera relating to North Carolina. Much of his collection can now be found at the Louis Round Wilson Library of the University of North Carolina library. Bound in original brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Very subtle dampstain to front cover. Offsetting to endpages and a few small spots of foxing to interior, but overall clean and bright. Includes 100 facsimile impressions of titlepages. 66 pages plus 101 plates. BOB/022814. Very Good.
[Book #27452]
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Maggie. A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York). Stephen Crane, Johnston Smith.

Maggie. A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York)

(New York): [printed for author], (1893). Hardcover. FIRST EDITION, SCARCE. A Milestone in the history of American Literature. Crane's first novel. One of only about 35 known copies. Crane had 1,100 copies printed but only two were sold through Bretano's. Bound in paper wrappers, which have been expertly restored. The original front wrapper has been backed and the missing areas have been filled in. The spine and rear wrapper are modern, but have colored to match the original front wrapper. The edges of the first few pages are chipped and several corners are clipped. There are a few spots of foxing to the interior, but otherwise it remains very clean. Housed in a modern clamshell box with rounded leather spine titled in gilt. 163 pages. LIT/030614. Very Good.
[Book #27463]
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Panther! and Bear Fight. Deeply Game Productions, Sara Press.

Panther! and Bear Fight

Pasadena, CA: Deeply Game Productions, 2012. Hardcover. Number 1 of 7 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist. Sara Press is a photographer, printer, and book artist whose work addresses science, nature, and the intricacies of our culture. This is a suite of four etchings by Ms. Press that depict contemporary mixed-martial-arts fighters. The accompanying text has been appropriated from a panther / bear fight advertising poster from the 1850s. The text describing animal fights is juxtaposed with the prints of human fighters to make an important statement on violence. The typeface is designed by Dan Mayer. Letterpress printed on a Vandercook No. 3 Proof Press. The loose prints and text pages are housed in a solid maple box with title burnt into the lid. This book was made in California and East Coast humidity has caused the box lid to warp a little along the edges. Unpaginated. ARTISTSBOOKS/030613. Near Fine.
[Book #26660]
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The Battle of Life. A Love Story. Charles Dickens, R. Doyle, J. Leech, D. Maclise, C. Stanfield.

The Battle of Life. A Love Story.

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. Hardcover. First Edition, Fourth Issue. One of Dicken’s five Christmas books. Set in a quaint English village built on the site of a historic battlefield, this story of romance is the only Christmas story with no supernatural or religious elements. Very good original red cloth, intricate blind stamped borders. Detailed, bright gilt vignette to cover and spine. The boards are lightly soiled with slight bumping to corners. Minor wear to head and foot of spine with full gilt edges. Interior is tight and mostly clean with some light smudging in a few areas, pages lightly browned, and sporadic faint foxing. Contains a beautiful wood-engraved frontispiece and title page (fourth variant of the vignette title page), as well as eleven more engravings interspersed throughout the text. This book has been expertly rebacked but the repair is hardly noticeable. Slight cock to spine. A lovely book. 175 pages. Literature. LIT/6043. Very Good.
[Book #4576]
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The Raven. Even Hoshen Press, Edgar Allan Poe, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Ido Agassi, binder and printer.

The Raven

Israel: Even Hoshen, 2010. Hardcover. Number 32 of 66 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist. The Even Hoshen press was founded in 1994 by Uzi Agassi, who was later joined by his son Ido. Their work is letterpress printed on high quality paper with hand made bindings and illustrations. The Raven is bound in full black leather with tan and black leather inlay forming the image of a raven on both boards. The binding is a dos-a-dos structure printed in English and in Hebrew. The English text was hand set in Alt-Mediaval type and the Hebrew text was set in Margalit type. It is printed on Bavaria-Butten paper and illustrated with a paper cut of a raven. Housed in a white cloth slipcase with paper title label with light, ghostly visibility under the white cloth. In fine condition. Unpaginated. Fine.
[Book #26636]
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The Tower of the Winds. Foolscap Press, printer Lawrence G. Van Velzer.

The Tower of the Winds

Santa Cruz: Foolscap Press, 2002. Paperback. 108 of 200 copies. This is an unusual and lovely scroll book, which, according to the Press, follows the written record of a wondrous monument standing in Athens. The Tower has been explained by scholars from antiquity to the present, yet the Tower of the Winds was and still is a mystery to those who study it. The work is original to the Foolscap Press both in content and exterior form, and was created as a biblio-artifact, both a book and an object. The book is in a pre-codex form, allowing the reader to scroll through history viewing the subject along a panorama 25 feet in length. In addition to reproducing historic texts, there are illustrations of the Tower by James Stuart and Nicolas Revett, two important early British architects. The work is printed in Adobe Herculanum type on Zerkall Book and hand made papyrus from Egypt. It is housed in a formed sculptural / architectural case. Each case is a rigid cylinder hinged with cloth and lined with a map of ancient Athens. Issued with handling instructions. It is a stunning and inventive work from this press. PRI/101713. Fine in Fine Box.
[Book #27196]
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Sprig and Turfy. Golden Eagle Press, Kurt Roesch.

Sprig and Turfy

Mount Vernon, NY: The Golden Eagle Press, [1938]. Hardcover. Number VI of 108 copies. Signed and numbered by the artist. Includes fifteen plates. There are thirteen original watercolors by the noted artist, Kurt Roesch. The frontispiece and a second hors-text plate are lithographs. This is an overlooked livre d’artiste, published six years before the press printed Orpheus, a book recognized in The Artist and the Book 1860-1960. This work is the whimsical and mysterious story of a boy, Sprig, and his horse Turfy, and their nighttime adventure and transformation. In the colophon, Roesch writes: “This Archetype Edition of Sprig and Turfy is not only the first but unique in the history of the printed book. It is conveniently limited to one hundred and eight copies, each containing original paintings in watercolor over a key plate in black, printed by S.A. Jacobs, The Golden Eagle Press, Mount Vernon, N.Y.”. Bound in tan buckram with a gilt device on the front board, cloth ties, in a tri-fold chemise in a slipcase, both also covered in tan buckram. Book in near fine condition. Slipcase and chemise are very good with light wear. Unpaginated. PRI/081111. Near Fine.
[Book #25187]
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Love Never Ends. Maryanne Grebenstein.

Love Never Ends

Hingham, MA: Maryanne Grebenstein, 2012. Hardcover. Features text from a biblical verse. Taking inspiration from a 15th century manuscript, calligrapher Maryanne Grebenstein has created an unique book that has been lettered, decorated, gilded, and bound by hand. Using the same materials and techniques employed by scribes for centuries, Grebenstein carefully letters each word, uses raised 23K gold leaf, and hand paints each border decoration. The page proportions are kept to the traditional ratio, utilizing the centuries old ‘gold rule’ established during the Renaissance. Each page has a similar but not identical border design, following the design principal utilized in the prayer book. Written on Zerkall ingres paper. Beautifully bound by Samuel Feinstein in full blue Niger Oasis goatskin with gilt title to spine and front cover. The front cover features a rose onlay in red and green leather. A gilt stamp of the rose appears on the rear cover. Marbled endpapers by Cockerell Marblers. Signed by the artist and binder. Measures 9.5 inches x 13 inches. Calligrapher and book artist Maryanne Grebenstein (Hingham, MA) founded The Abbey Studio, which offers professional calligraphy services and classes, and also Turn-in-the-Path Books which produces unique and limited edition books and broadsides. Maryanne teaches at the North Bennet Street School in Boston and is a Visiting Artist at the Corcoran College of Art+Design in Washington, DC. Fine.
[Book #25802]
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Trinity. Maryanne Grebenstein.

Trinity

Hingham, MA: Maryanne Grebenstein, 2012. Hardcover. Number 16 of 20 copies. One unique hand lettered copy was also issued. This is a small prayer book containing The Lord’s Prayer in Latin, Middle English (John Wycliffe version), and the Revised Standard Version. In this limited edition the black text is printed and the decorations are hand colored with the illuminations in gold or silver pen. Each book is hand bound and colored differently, so that the 20 copies all have a completely different look. This copy is bound in grey handmade paper and titled in gold by Samuel Feinstein. 3 x 3 inches. Fine.
[Book #26214]
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Trinity. Maryanne Grebenstein.

Trinity

Hingham, MA: Maryanne Grebenstein, 2012. Hardcover. Number 3 of 20 copies. One unique hand lettered copy was also issued. This is a small prayer book containing The Lord’s Prayer in Latin, Middle English (John Wycliffe version), and the Revised Standard Version. In this limited edition the black text is printed and the decorations are hand colored with the illuminations in gold or silver pen. Each book is hand bound and colored differently, so that the 20 copies all have a completely different look. This copy is bound in lavender leather with an inlaid cross to both covers and title in gold. Binding by Samuel Feinstein. 3 x 3 inches. Fine.
[Book #26840]
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Annabel Lee. Maryanne Grebenstein, Edgar Allan Poe, book artist, calligrapher.

Annabel Lee

2011. Hardcover. Unique Artists' Book. Signed and dated by the book artist and binder. This is a hand-lettered manuscript of Poe's classic poem "Annabel Lee" which was designed, hand-written, gilded, and decorated by Maryanne Grebenstein. Each page is decorated with an elaborate floral motif border with flourishes and initials in gold. Bound in three quarter purple cloth with marbled paper covered boards by Elizabeth Rideout of Charlotte, VT. This manuscript was hand lettered in the Italic style using Moon Palace Sumi ink and Leonardt and Soennecken pen nibs on Pergamenata stationery weight paper in antique. The gold leaf is 23.75 karat on gesso and the decorations are with Winsor & Newton gouache. Unpaginated [8 pages] Calligrapher and book artist Maryanne Grebenstein (Hingham, MA) is a student of Sheila Waters, Jeanyee Wong, Robert Boyajian and others. She owns The Abbey Studio which offers professional calligraphy services and classes and Turn-in-the-Path Books which produces unique and limited edition books and broadsides. Maryanne also teaches at the North Bennet Street School in Boston and is a Visiting Artist at the Corcoran College of Art+Design in Washington, DC. ARTB/081711. Fine.
[Book #25226]
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Dame Wiggins of Lee, and Her Seven Wonderful Cats. A Humorous Tale Written Principally by a Lady of NInety. Greenaway, John Ruskin, illustrator Kate Greenaway.

Dame Wiggins of Lee, and Her Seven Wonderful Cats. A Humorous Tale Written Principally by a Lady of NInety.

Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent: George Allen, 1885. Kate Greenaway. Hardcover. Uncommon Presentation Copy, INSCRIBED BY KATE GREENAWAY, "F. Locker-Lampson From Kate Greenaway 1886." Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821-1895 was a noted English man of letters and bibliophile. He knew virtually all of the major literary figures of the day, including Arnold, Dickens, Trollope, the Brownings, Eliot, Ruskin, and Tennyson. He was also a mentor to illustrators Greenaway and Caldecott. His bookplate is affixed to front pastedown.This large paper copy is from a later edition of a work originally published in 1823. It is edited and includes additional verses by John Ruskin and several new illustrations by Greenaway. Ruskin states in the preface that the illustrations are black and white outlines so that clever children could color them in their own way. In original brown publisher's cloth with gilt title and illustration on the front cover. Binding is rubbed and bumped, with a few light stains. Interior pages are generally clean. This copy has a plate on the free front endpaper of the Berta M Barwis Fund of the Trenton Public Library stating that this book was a personal gift to the library from Miss Barwis. She was the Supervisor of Kindergartens and Primary Schools for the City of Trenton NJ. The call number is written in white ink on the spine and library ownership indicated by dotted stamp to title page. Despite flaws still very nice and a desirable copy with a nice association. 20 pages. CHI/011216. Very Good.
[Book #28949]
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Franklin Fatigue. Karen Hanmer.

Franklin Fatigue

Glenview, IL: Karen Hanmer, 2009. Hardcover. Number 20 of 100 copies. Originally created for a friend eager to leave Philadelphia, this tongue-in-cheek tribute combines portraits and proverbs by the ubiquitous author, publisher, statesman, ladies’ man and inventor. Cover illustration by Henry Maron. False accordion structure bound in cream paper boards with olive green linen spine. Housed in an archival paper case. [20 pages]. Fine.
[Book #27402]
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The Model Architect: The Panic of '09. Karen Hanmer.

The Model Architect: The Panic of '09

Glenview, IL: Karen Hanmer, 2010. Hardcover. Number 21 of 30 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist. This book was one of six winners of the “Building by the Book” competition sponsored by the Philadelphia Athenaeum and Philadelphia Center for the Book. This work by noted book artist Karen Hanmer is based on Samuel Sloan's 1852 collection of house plans and instructions to contractors titled The Model Architect. Hanmer juxtaposes Sloan's historical text and illustrations with modern text from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's online "Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure." The artist provides commentary in the colophon reflecting on the effects of the 2008 financial collapse on her own neighborhood. She states: "Samuel Sloan's The Model Architect was published at the mid point of a century marked by cycles of rampant speculation followed by financial collapse. The Panic of 1857 came on the heels of publication of Sloan's work, and put a halt to the most active portion of his career. This milieu mirrors what has happened in my own neighborhood of modest homes over the past fifteen years. The transformation began with some owners remodeling their kitchen, or adding a family room or bedroom. Then larger additions came. Ultimately, the houses commanded high prices to be sold as teardowns. Huge new houses were built in their places. The construction proceeded with increasingly grandiose features; portions of the facade faced with thin sheets of stone, wooden garage doors with cast iron-like fittings, decorative copper accents on the roofs, turrets, lions flanking the brick driveways. Now the house across the street, the house next door, and the house next door to that are all in foreclosure, and soon will be uninhabitable. The lawns grow without interruption. Without electricity and heat the basements fill with water, the pipes burst, the mechanicals are destroyed. Few modest, affordable homes remain in the neighborhood." Bound in marbled paper covered boards with black leather spine and red leather title label, titled and ruled in gilt. Bound using the modern drum leaf structure but replicating the look of a 19th century book. Housed in an archival paper case with the edition number and artist's contact information stamped on the front panel. Measures 14 x 11 x .5 inches. 48 pages. ARTB/121212. Fine.
[Book #28762]
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Secrets of Flight. Karen Hanmer.

Secrets of Flight

Glenview, IL: Karen Hanmer, 2004. Hardcover. Number 18 of 30 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist. Features photographs, archival documents, and text pertaining to the Wright Brothers' experimentation to develop the first manned, powered flight. Bound using the flag book structure with illustrated paper covered boards. This book was created for Turning Pages: A Collection of Artists' Books shown in The Living Room, the family installation space at the Wichita Art Museum. Housed in an archival paper case with the edition number and artist's contact information stamped on the front panel. Measures 7 x 26 x 5 inches open and 7 x 5 x 3 ¾ inches closed. Unpaginated. [16 pages.] ARTB/121212. Fine.
[Book #26459]
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Glyphen aus der Steinzeit: Entdeckt in der Höhle von Lascaux or Signs from the Stone Age: Found in the cave of Lascaux. Romano Hänni.

Glyphen aus der Steinzeit: Entdeckt in der Höhle von Lascaux or Signs from the Stone Age: Found in the cave of Lascaux

Basel, Switzerland: Romano Hänni, 1988 / 89. Hardcover. Number 74 of 81. Six artist proofs were also printed. Signs from the Stone Age consists of symbols (primarily comprised of lines and dots) reproduced from imagery found in the cave of Lascaux in Dordogne, France. Also includes photographic reproductions of the original cave paintings, excerpts from literature about the people of the Stone Age, and text by the book artist giving his interpretations of the imagery. Fine in off-white paper covered boards with black title to spine and front cover. There is a flaw in the paper on the first page of the text resulting in a discolored marking; otherwise, the interior is very clean and bright. Handcomposed and handprinted in red and black ink with five photographs printed in offset. Text in German. Includes a one page English explanation of the book and its design. 20 pages. ARTB/011713. Fine.
[Book #26289]
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The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne 22 Volumes. Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne 22 Volumes

Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company; The Riverside Press, 1900. Hardcover. 258 of 500 copies of the Autograph Edition, signed in the first volume by the author's daughter, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, who provided the introduction, and by the publisher. FRONTISPIECE OF EACH VOLUME IS SIGNED BY THAT VOLUME'S ILLUSTRATOR. This beautiful and important set is illustrated by some of the foremost illustrators from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They include several of the artists of the Brandywine School such as Howard Pyle, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Frank Schoonover and Anna Whelan Betts. Other illustrators include the famed American impressionist artist, Child Hassam. The volumes are signed as follows: Anna Whelan Betts (Volume I); Emlen McConnell (II); Sarah S. Stilwell (III); Jessie Wilcox Smith (IV); Mary Lewis Ayer (V); Eric Pape (VI); Maud Cowles (VII); B. West Clinedinst (VIII); Alice Barber Stephens (IX and X); E.C. Peixotto (XI); Frank T. Merrill (XII); Howard Pyle (XIII); A.I. Keller) (XIV); Frederick McCormick (XV); F.C. Yohn(XVI); Albert Herter (XVII); Harry Fenn (XVIII); Childe Hassam (XIX); Edmunc H. Garrett (XX); Jules Guerin (XXI); and Ross Turner (XXII). Beautifully bound in publisher's deluxe binding of three quarter blue morocco, marbled boards, and gilt decorated spine with titles and floral ornaments betweeen raised bands. Marbled end pages, t.e.g.. In fine condition. LIT/072310 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Fine.
[Book #23861]
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Of Aucassin and Nicolette. A translation in prose and verse from the old French together with Amabel and Amoris. Laurence Housman, illustrator.

Of Aucassin and Nicolette. A translation in prose and verse from the old French together with Amabel and Amoris.

London: Chatto and Windus, 1925. Woodroffe, Paul. Hardcover. 8vo. SIGNED BY THE TRANSLATOR AND ILLUSTRATOR. 90 of 160 copies. The illustrations are from drawings by Paul Woodroffe which have been engraved on wood by Clemence Housman. The story of Aucassin and Nicolette dates from the early 13th century and is about two young lovers (the son of a count and a slave girl) who are forbidden to marry. They endure many adventures before they finally wed, some of which are quite humorous. After marriage, Nicolette is revealed to be a Saracean princess. The second tale of Amabel and Amoris is also about young lovers. This is a beautiful edition of these classic tales. Fine in a signed binding by Henry Sotheran of Piccadilly. It is bound in marbled calf boards with title and author labels to the spine. There are six compartments to the spine with elaborate gilt decoration and raised bands. The dentelles are also heavily decorated. The interior is pristine with four full page illustrations, initials, head pieces, and tail pieces. Printed on Batchelor hand-made paper at the Shakespeare Head Press. 106 pages. LIT/042108. Fine.
[Book #20591]
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