New York and Roslyn, N.Y. The New York Public Library and The Stone House Press, 1989. Hardcover. Limited Edition, #196 of 200 copies. SIGNED by Printer and Compiler. Fine red buckram backed gray & white patterned paper boards, 8vo. Bright gilt to spine; very light rubbing to spine ends. Interior is like new: crisp, clean and bright. Strong, tight binding, protective mylar cover. Publisher's ephemera laid-in. 113 pp. Books on Books. BOB/12163. Fine.
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London: Printed by T. Bensley for Vernor and Hood et al, 1799. Hardcover. Hudibras is an English mock-heroic narrative poem from the 17th century written by Samuel Butler. Published in the aftermath of the English Civil War, it is a scathing satire of Puritanism and the Parliamentarian cause from a Royalist perspective. This later edition is enhanced by the annotations and preface by Zachary Grey, and the 16 engraved plates after Hogarth. Bound in handsome three quarter reddish brown leather with red and cream marbled endpapers. Light bumping and rubbing to leather but very good condition. The interior pages are heavily foxed throughout the two volumes although the text is still quite legible. Interior is only good+. Volume I: 434 pages; Volume: 446 pages plus index. POETRY/031721. Good +.
Paris: n.p., n.d. Portfolio. This is a scarce portfolio of beautiful color plates that showcase the breadth and beauty of French decorative arts at the beginning of the 20th century. The arts range from textiles, ceramics, bindings, ironworks, enamel, house designs and much more. The artists include LeFebvre, Magnew, Guimard, Mucha, Jambon, Lepere, Boulez among many others. There were 60 plates issued with this edition. Plates one and nine are missing, but there are two plates each for plates 4 and 55, each with a different design. The plates are generally in very good condition, with spotting and/or aging to some. The loose plates, preface, and list of plates are housed in a folio portfolio with grey paper boards and brown linen spine with gilt title to front board. Spine is split about two inches along front cover, chipping and bumping and ties missing. DEC/100812. Very Good.
[New York]: Privately printed, 1941. Hardcover. One of 500 copies printed by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press.Bound in quarter black cloth with orange and brown marbled paper boars. Quarter black cloth with marbled paper boards. Paper label to spine with gitl title. T.e.g. Light wear to bottom edges, unevenly sunned, otherwise very good. With Alshul's compliments slip laid in. 196 pages. BOB/103116. Very Good.
Paris: Jules Lamarre, 1933. Hardcover. Rebound in modern brown linen binding with gilt title to spine. Orignal wrappers bound-in. Interior is near fine; very bright and mostly clean (a few pages have some faint pencil underlining). Illustrated. Deckle-edges. In French. 326 pages. Books on Books. BOB/11063. Near Fine.
Wales: Gwasg Gregynog, 2007. Hardcover. Number 193 of 300 copies. This book collects twelve writings commissioned to celebrate the life and work of the artist Sir Kyffin Williams, R.A. Among the contributors are Nigel Williams, Jan Morris, Anthony Jones, and the Marquess of Anglesey. Illustrated with a selection of the artist’s linocuts, some previously unpublished. The endpaper design is from Sir Kyffin’s original drawing for the covers of the special binding of Two Old Men. Printed in Monotype Bembo type on Zerkall mould-made paper. Bound in black quarter leather with blue cloth covers, blocked in black on the front cover and titled in gold on the spine. Presented in a blue linen slipcase. In fine condition. 84 pages. PRI/120811. Fine.
Paris: Edition des Musees Nationaux, 1937. Hardcover. Includes descriptions and full page black and white photographic reproductions of nearly 400 pieces of art. Very good in maroon cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Minor dampstain causing lifting of some color to rear board of volume one and front board of volume two. Rubbing and a few dark spots to spines. Interiors remain clean and bright with no evidence of dampstaining. Browning to endsheets. A large, heavy set which may require an extra shipping fee. 509 pages in volume I; 507 pages in volume II. ART/091015. Very Good.
London: Constable & Co., 1930. Hardcover. First Edition. Edited by Maartens's daughter. Her presentation slip inserted. Biography and correspondence of the Dutch author Joseph Van Der Porten Schwartz, who published under the pseudonym Maarten Maartens. He was a successful novelist and friend of such figures as Quiller-Couch, Edmund Gosse, and Max Beerbohm. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with gilt title to spine.Some small chips to spine ends. Text is clean and bright. Very good condition. 369 pages including index. Very Good.
London: Robert Wilks, 1812. Hardcover. A new edition of this classic early history of England's parliament, originally published in 1647. The new preface states that the reasons for the re-issue of this work are because of its scarcity and importance. Nicely bound in three quarter light brown leather with red leather spine label with title. Marbled paper boards in green and cream. Some scuffing, darkening, and bumping to leather. Interior pages are in very good condition with occasional light foxing. Ink ownership signature on title page. With a frontispiece portrait of Thomas May and a plate with a view of the two houses of parliament with King Charles the First on the throne on the first day of the meeting of parliament on November 3, 1640. Very good. Measures 8.5 x 11 inches. ENGHIS/031521. Very Good.
New York: Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Folio. Very good+ in brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with 36 color plates and 10 drawings. Illustrated white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor yellowing and edgewear to dust jacket. ART/061517. Very Good+ / Very Good+.
New York: Oriole Editions, 1973. Hardcover. "May Morris' 'Introductions' to each of the twenty-four volumes of the 'Collected Works of William Morris' have become classics in themselves as well as illuminating and informative guides to her father's unique place in the art, literature and public affairs of his time. Among many other things, the 'Introductions' contain letters, conversations and accounts of people and events, not found in any other collection of William Morris materials or sources, which provide an opening to the variety, the scope and the meaning of the work of William Morris and his circle; an opening indeed on a large and most significant segment of the English cultural and intellectual movements of the second half of the nineteenth century. Gathered together in a separate work, the 'Introductions' will be readily accessible to a larger audience" (jacket). Both volumes are new in yellow cloth boards with red titles to spines and front covers. Pristine, tight interiors with illustrations. Brown dust jackets with black titles to spines and front covers. 761 pages. This set may require an extra shipping fee. MOR/080515. New / New.
Oldham, England: The Old Stile Press, 2007. Hard Cover. Number 62 of 200 copies numbered and signed by the artist. It is said that the poet, Chauras, fell passionately in love with the kings daughter, Vidya. When King Sundava discovered the affair, he threw Chauras in the dungeon and sentenced him to death. While awaiting his execution, he composed this poem about his love for Vidya. Originally written in Sanskrit, this poem was translated by Powys Mathers who knew no Eastern languages and translated mainly from French versions of Oriental poetry. He translated this poem while in an army hut during the first world war. The striking black and white lineblock illustrations are taken from collages by Glenys Cour. Fine in green and gray patterned paper with a magnatized flap closure. An illustration of Vidya is printed on the inside of the flap so that her image can be ever present as the poem of her lover, Chauras, is read. The interior is printed on Zerkall paper and is printed in Benguiat type. The binding and all of the printed papers were designed at The Old Stile Press and executed at Fine Bookbinders Ltd. A beautiful book in fine condition. Unpaginated. [72 pages] PRI/061016. Fine.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1934. Hardcover. First abridged edition with "first edition" on the copyright page. "The story of an American family, of their descendants and their friends" (jacket). Bound in pink cloth boards with black title to spine and front cover. Slightly rolled spine, cloth faded where the dust jacket is missing pieces, otherwise very good condition. In rubbed, soiled, unevenly faded dust jacket missing good-sized pieces. The jacket is red with white title to spine and front panels. 416 pages. LIT/102716. Very Good / Good.
Washington DC: Librix Continuum; David Bruce Smith Publications, 2004. Hardcover. Limited to 750 copies, unnumbered as issued. Elephant Folio. This exquisite book was undertaken in celebration of the Shakespeare Theatre’s production of “Five by Tenn,” five one-act plays by Tennessee Williams and “Tennessee Williams Explored” at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The director of “Five by Tenn,” Michael Kahn, artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, has written the preface, and there is an introduction by the creator of this publication, David Bruce Smith. Hand bound into three volumes all housed in a box. Includes six full-page illustrations of “Tennessee’s Women” by Clarice Smith. Each of the three volumes features a color frontispiece by Smith and the additional three illustrations are loose. The artist signed each of the loose illustrations, and they fit neatly into a compartment within the box with a snap closure. All volumes and the box are bound in carbon colored faux suede and feature the title labels on the front covers. Handset and letterpress printed in Italy in four colors by Paolo Barbieri. Book design and binding by John Paul Greenawalt and Stephen L. Vanilio. In fine condition. Fine.
Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1993. Hardcover. Near fine in black cloth boards with white title to spine. Small smudge mark to front free endpage and very slight yellowing to margins of some pages, else fine condition. Includes 200 examples of icons, of which 200 are in full color. In white illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket including a short closed tear. 176 pages. ART/031015. Near Fine / Very Good.