Folio Society. Number 725 of 1,000 copies, signed and numbered by the illustrator on tipped-in etching on limitation spread. "A golden-age illustrator for our times, Charles van Sandwyk is an award-winning author, artist, and illustrator. In the tradition of Beatrix Potter and Arthur Rackham, he has the rare ability to endow animals with human characteristics. As a teenager, he taught himself the crafts of intaglio printing and calligraphy. His first self-published book, created when he was just 20, won a national award. Since then, his work has been archived by the National Library of Canada and is held in private collections across the world" (prospectus). Hand-bound in quarter vellum over illustrated paper covered boards with gilt title to spine and vellum tips. Includes 16 full color plates, tipped in by hand, with gold edges and gold borders as well as 40 pen-and-ink drawings including chapter head and tail pieces. Illustrated endpapers and top edge gilt. Housed in a green cloth covered clamshell box with gilt title to spine panel. Includes prospectus. Book Size: 13 x 9.75 inches.
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New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000. Hard Cover. Quarto This comprehensive look at the world of Art Nouveau was published to accompany an exhibition that traveled between the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Gallery of Art in Washington. It includes essays by various scholars on all aspects of the arts and crafts of the period. Like new in red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean, bright interior with 507 illustrations of which 407 are in full color. Fine white illustrated dust jacket with red title to spine and front panel. 496 pages including index. ART/081022. Fine.
Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1875. Hardcover. Filled with illustrations. Guizot (1787 - 1874) was a French historian, author, and prominent political figure before the Revolution. Illustrated by Alphonse Marie Adolphe de Neuville (1835 - 1885), a French painter who studied under Delacroix and frequently depicted patriotic subjects. Bound in three-quarter red leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt titles and volumes to spines. Wear and some pulls to leather on spines, hinges, corners, and edges of boards; chipping to paper along edges of boards. Rubbing to covers of boards. Front hinge of first volume was torn, but has been repaired. All boards remain attached, but some hinges are starting. Sunning to spines; although, gilt remains bright. Light dampstain to margins of first and last few pages of first three volumes. Spots of foxing to interiors and to edges of textblocks. Marbled endpapers and top edges gilt. This is a heavy set and will require an additional shipping fee. Volume I: 578 pages; Volume II: 571 pages; Volume III: 564 pages; Volume IV: 570 pages; Volume V: 598 pages. FRE/112322. Very Good.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1912. Hardcover. Later edition. Includes 12 etchings with tissue guards. Chapters discuss famous etchers such as Durer, Goya, Rembrandt, and Vandyke, the history of etching, and practical notes on how to produce etchings. Bound in the original dark green cloth boards with gilt title and illustration of birds to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Label from Bretanos bookshop to front, else clean and bright. 459 pages. ART/082522. Very Good.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892. Hardcover. Born in 1813, Dr. G. Hartwig was a significant physician who has published many books including The Sea and Its Living Wonders and The Polar World, which describes both the Arctic and Antarctic. This volume is from The Sea and Its Living Wonders. Includes 75 illustrations. 12mo. Three quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt title on red label on spine. Back cover is almost completely detached. Leather on spine has been torn off at top and bottom. Significant wear to edges of cover. Pages are bright and clean. Edges of text block are marbled, as are end pages. 159 pages. TRAV/081322. Good.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1989. Hardcover. This beautiful book examines and celebrates the diversity and brilliance of Art Nouveau - from its origins in the 18902 through its flowering at the turn of the century, to its continued transformation in recent decades [from the book jacket]. Extensively illustrated with 160 color and 155 b&w images. Bound in black cloth with gilt tiltle on spine. In a pictorial dust jaket with title in white to spine. Slightest signs of handling to jacket. Near fine condition. Quarto. 224 pages including index. DECARTS/081122. Near Fine.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1856. Hardcover. Revised American Edition, with many illustrations. Bound in three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards. Title label is heavily chipped and mostly gone. Rubbing and scuffing to spine and boards and edges. Inner front and rear hinges are starting. Full marbled edges and marbled endpapers. Interior is clean overall with occasional spots of foxing / soiling to margins - heaviest on first few pages. Previous owner's name in pen to title page. 1058 pages with 2 pages of ads. REF/112122. Very Good.
New York: Privately Published, 1942. Special edition bound in full leather, unnumbered. This is one of 50 copies specially bound in leather by Russell-Rutter Co. Inc. There was also a regular edition of 349 copies. Printed from type by the H. Wolff Book Manufacturing Co., Inc with illustrations printed in offset lithography by the Zeese-Wilkinson Co. According to the acknowledgment and thanks: "All materials and services have been contributed to the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee, sponsors of this special edition. All proceeds from the sale of this edition will be turned over to the Committee, whose work is to arrange for the transporation to Mexico of victims of the Fascist terror in French concentration camps." This play has the theme of anti-fascism. Bound in full dark brown leather with raised bands, gilt title and author to spine. Gilt dentelles and brown cloth endpapers. Rubbing to leather on hinges and spine bands, and edges. Smudge mark to title page and minor toning to pages, else clean. Includes multiple full page illustrations by a variety of artists including Fritz Eichenberg. Unpaginated. DRA/111122.
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1993. Hardcover. This is a catalogue for the collector of generally available Maxfield Parrish works. Images are in full color, with multiple images on a single page. Sorted by client or major work, such as Collier's Magazine, Christmas Life, Scribner's, and books. A single-page price guide of estimated 1993 price ranges is included on the last page. Quarto. Light blue cloth-covered boards with title in black to front cover and spine. Orange-brown dust jacket with color reproduction to front panel and title in white and blue to front and spine panels. Dust jacket has slight creases to top edges. Marbled front and back endpapers. Printed on glossy pages. Pages are bright and clean. 208 pages, including index and price guide. ART/090122. Near Fine / Very Good.
Paris: Belin-Leprieur et morizot. Hardcover. no date. Circa 1870. Ex-library with evidence of stickers removed from spines and stamps partially removed from pastedowns. Red leather spines over red cloth covered boards with gilt titles and gilt decorations to spines. Heavy wear to corners of boards and to spine ends. Darkening to spines. Wear to hinges and to edges of boards. Occasional spots of foxing to interior, but clean overall. Chipping and a few closed tears to edges of some pages. The title pages in both volumes have torn corners, which have been repaired with paper from the same period. Filled with full page plates, several hand-colored. White silk moire endpapers and full gilt edges. 74Volume I: 494 pages; Volume II: 474 pages. FRE/112122. Very Good.
London: Sherwood, Jones, and Co, 1824. Hardcover. Bound in three quarter brown leather over marbled paper covered boards with faded gilt decoration to spine. Spine title label is present; however, the gilt has worn off leaving only the embossed letters. Both hinges are cracked; although, boards remain attached. Heavy wear to hinges, spine ends, and corners of boards. Marbled endpapers and full marbled edges. Spots of soiling to margins to a few pages and minor browning / offsetting throughout. Engraved frontispiece portrait. 590 pages. REL/083022. Very Good.
London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1862. Hardcover. Both volumes are bound in matching dark brown leather over marbled paper covered boards with title and volume labels to spines. White paint appears to have been rubbed on top of the gilt and in grooves of the leather on the spine and boards. Rubbing and wear to edges, boards, and corners of both volumes. All hinges are cracked with boards firmly attached. Marbeld endpapers and top edges gilt. Includes a pastedown portrait of the author to the first volume. Foxing to the first few pages of the first volume and occasional spots of soiling / smudge marks to margins to both volumes. Not a particularly attractive set, but a good reading copy - and priced accordingly. Volume I is 333 pages; Volume II is 331 pages. LIT/091322. Very Good.
New York: Arcade Publishing, (1990). Hard Cover. First U.S. Edition. Size: quarto. Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Bright and clean interior filled with beautiful full color illustrations from the books he illustrated. Beige illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and to spine. Near fine. 199 pages. CHILD/081022. Very Good / Very Good.
London: James Ridgway, 1826. Hardcover. Third Edition. Includes 4 pages of seeds and 55 full page plates of plants. Appears to be lacking 1 plate. Illustrator George Sinclair worked as a gardener for John, 6th Duke of Bedford in his country home of Woburn Abbery from 1803 to 1820. During this period he conducted experiments using different fertilizers to see their effects on different types of grasses and whether they had a nutritional impact on animals. Rebacked with modern tan buckram and the original red leather title label laid down. Original full tan calf boards with modern endpapers. Scuff marks to spine and wear to label. Wear to boards and edges. Includes numerous hand colored illustrations. Offsetting from illustrations and occasional spots of foxing, but clean and bright overall. 438 pages. NAT/080522. Very Good.
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. Hardcover. Uncommon revised edition. With 16 spirited engravings including title page vignette. A collection of biographical sketches of some notorious English thieves including Robin Hood, Henry Cook, George Barrington, Captain Paul Jones, and many more. One of the more interesting engravings appears to depict a man stealing a bear. 16mo. Bound in full tan leather boards with maroon title label and black author label to spine. Gilt devices to compartments and gilt motif to edges of boards and dentelles. The front board is present but detached. Rear board has been professionally reattached. Chipping to spine ends and wear to edges of boards and corners. Soiling to boards, which appears to be black ink. With marbled endpapers and full marbled edges. Browning to half title page and to margins of plates, but bright otherwise. A few small pencil markings and occasional spots of foxing (mostly to plates). 422 pages. A good candidate for repair. Priced for sale here with the present condition considered. ENG/081722. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, Johnson and Warner, E. Parker, A. Finley, A. Small, J.F. Watson, M. Thomas, T.&W. Bradford, Bennet & Walton, and I. Peirce, 1815. Hardcover. First American Edition. Marcus Junianus Justinus Frontinus (c. second century) was a Latin historian living in the Roman Empire. This book is ex-library from Bibliotheca Congregationis SS. Redemptoris in New Orleans (circa 1842) with bookplate and library notations to front pastedown, library stamps to title page and endpapers. Bound in full marbled brown leather with maroon and gilt title label to spine. Gilt rules to spine. Chipping to leather along spine ends, rubbing and wear to leather. Large loss to leather on rear board. Foxing and browning to interior. In Latin. 329 pages plus extensive index. HIS/111122. Very Good.
London: Frederick Warne and Co., n.d. Hardcover. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr was a French critic, journalist, and novelist. He was the editor of and a contributor to Le Figaro. Karr is credited with the well-known aphorism "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose", translated as "the more things change, the more they stay the same". He was an ardent floriculturist and gave his name to a number of new varieties. His book Voyage Autour de Mon Jardin, of which this is a translation, was originally published in 1845. Publication date of this book is not known, but owner's bookplate has date of 1874. Includes 117 black and white illustrations by William Harvey. 12mo. Dark-blue glossy paper-covered boards with raised gilt-patterned spine. Title label on spine is missing, but pressed title in black is still visible. Front and back covers show wear and scratching. Edges of covers are worn. Sunning to spine and borders of covers. Marbled front and back endpapers, and marbled edges of text block. Previous owner's book plate on inside front cover. Browning to pages, but otherwise clean, except for some foxing on front and back free endpapers. A very attractive copy. 332 pages. NATURE/082522. Very Good.
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. William Morris greatly admired The Golden Legend, a medieval collection of saints' lives. It was one of the first books printed in England by William Caxton, (1422- 1491), the first English printer, who, as a translator and publisher, exerted an important influence on English literature. In his bibliography of the Kelmscott Press, William Peterson writes that The Golden Legend was intended to be the first book produced by the press, but because of its length and some problems with paper delivery, Morris was forced to issue several shorter volumes before it was completed. The book was completed in three volumes and a celebratory dinner was held in October 1892 (Bibliography pages 19-24). It was printed in Golden type on Flower paper. These 5 leaves display the fine printing and handsome Morris-designed ornamental initials. The leaves comprise pages 603-606, 609-612, and 623-624 from Volume II. The leaves are from a disbound edition. There are twenty-one 6-line initials and three10-line initials. The leaves are in very good condition with slight aging to margins. A nice addition to a teaching collection for the printing arts and history of the book. PRI/090122. Very Good.
Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. William Morris greatly admired The Golden Legend, a medieval collection of saints' lives. It was one of the first books printed in England by William Caxton, (1422- 1491), the first English printer, who, as a translator and publisher, exerted an important influence on English literature. In his bibliography of the Kelmscott Press, William Peterson writes that The Golden Legend was intended to be the first book produced by the press, but because of its length and some problems with paper delivery, Morris was forced to issue several shorter volumes before it was completed. The book was completed in three volumes and a celebratory dinner was held in October 1892 (Bibliography pages 19-24). It was printed in Golden type on Flower paper. These 16 leaves display the fine printing and handsome Morris-designed ornamental initials. The leaves comprise pages 529-536, 539-546, and 549-562 from Volume II. The leaves are from a disbound edition, and except for a couple of inserted leaves, they are attached together by the remnants of the threads and cords used in the binding. Some of the signatures are still unopened. There are twenty-nine 6-line initials and four 10-line initials. The leaves are in very good condition with slight aging to margins and a small crease to the right top edge of a few. A nice addition to a teaching collection for the printing arts and history of the book. PRI/090122. Very Good.
Salt Lake City, Utah: A Peregrine Smith Book Published by Gibbs Smith, (1990). Hard Cover. Beautiful book that explores the international scope of Art Nouveau through its major artists of the time. In very good blue-green dust jacket with title, author, and Will Bradley peacock illustration on front cover and red title on white spine. Bound in cream cloth, with bright interior pages with numerous illustrations. 144 pages. ART/081722. Very Good / Very Good.
Paris: Pierre Téqui, 1912. Hardcover. Sixth edition. This work discusses the formation of modern Europe. Author Godefroid Kurth (1847 - 1916) was a Belgian historian with strong Catholic views. Bound in dark brown leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt titles and volume numbers to spines. Ex-library with evidence of stickers removed from spines and library stamps to endpapers and title pages. Light wear to corners and edges of boards. Small dampstain to top corners of first few pages of first volume. Browning to interiors, but clean overall. Marbled endpapers. Volume I: 340 pages; Volume II: 304 pages. FRE/112122. Very Good.
Paris: Furne et Cie, 1848. Hardcover. French author, poet, and statesmen, Lamartine (1790 - 1869) was instrumental in founding the Second Republic of France in which he worked to abolish slavery and the death penalty. This set offers a history of the Girondins, members of a political faction during the French Revolution. It includes many full page portraits of important French figures such as Louis XVI, Lafayette, Mirabeau, Robespierre, Orleans, etc. This attractive set is bound in three-quarter dark brown leather over dark brown pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt title, author, and volume to spines. Wear and rubbing to hinges, corners, spines, and edges of all volumes. Occasional spots of foxing to interiors, but clean overall. Handwritten table of portraits to rear of each volume with a comprehensive table at the end of the first volume. Antiquated ownership penned markings to title page and half title page of first volume dated 1848. Evidence of sticker removed from foot of spines; however, no library stamps to interiors. Full marbled edges and marbled endpapers. An attractive set despite noted wear. Text in French. Volume I: 463 pages; Volume II: 421 pages; Volume III: 404 pages; Volume IV: 395 pages; Volume V: 416 pages; Volume VI: 416 pages; Volume VII: 409 pages; VIII: 384 pages. FRE/112223. Very Good.
Madrid: Escelicer, SA, 1962. Hardcover. Rafael Lapesa Melgar was a Spanish historian of language and Spanish literature. He was Professor of the History of the Spanish Language from 1947 to 1978 at the Complutense University of Madrid. This work was originally published in 1942. This is the 5th edition. It was published in wraps and has been bound in a fine hardcover binding. Small octavo. Brown, patterned paper-covered boards with author's name and title in red and black labels to spine. Front and back end papers have marbled design. Cover has minor wear at corners. Pages are bright and clean with minor browning. There are several colored regional maps of Spain. 407 pages, including index. SPANLANG/082422. Very Good.
London and Philadelphia: Gibbings & Co.; J.B. Lippincott Co., 1904. Hardcover. A charming edition of the famous picaresque novel by Alain-René Lesage published between 1715 and 1735. It was highly popular, and was translated several times into English. With 21 photogravures from the original etchings by Ad. Lalauze. Bound in three quarter black leather with brown paper boards. Leather is rubbed and bumped. Interior pages are clean with faint toning to margins. Pencil ownership signature to free front endpaper in Volume I. Very good condition. Measures 4.25 x 6.75 inches. Volume I: 237 pages; Volume II: 281 pages; Volume III: 273 pages; 248 pages. LIT/083122. Very Good.