New York: Bounty Books, a Division of Crown Publishers, 1967. Hardcover. This book collects Beardsley's beautiful and decadent illustrations, arranged chronologically. He produced furiously for almost six years, dying at the age of 26. Symon's essay provides an essential text to the understanding of the artist. Profusely illustrated. Bound in gray paper boards with a white linen spine with black titling. In a cream pictorial dust jacket with title in black to spine. Very good + condition. Quarto. 212 pages. ART/081122. Very Good.
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Baltimore: Excudebant Joannes Murphy et Socii, 1886. Hardcover. Scarce. Very good in original black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and embossed emblems to boards. A few small chips to book cloth in rear hinge and rear board. A few interior splits to binding, but all pages remain bound. In Latin. 77 pages. REL/083017. Very Good.
n.p. n.d. A bifolium Arabic manuscript handwritten on paper. The black and red text is enclosed in gilt rulings. Paper is soiled and stained in the margins but the text is clean. Previous owner's research indicated this is possibly a real estate document. Very good minus. Measures 5.75 x 8.5 inches. MANU/041923. Very Good -.
Firenze: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1972. Paperback. Beige paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Dampstained on cover and first few pages. Minor browning to margins and chipping to edges of wrappers and some pages. A good reading copy of this Italian history periodical. pages 387 - 586. ITA/041219. Good.
London: Colburn and Co., 1852. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this engaging compilation from the expedition under the command of Captain Austin that sailed from the Thames on May 4, 1850 in search of Sir John Franklin and his missing men. Franklin’s ill-fated 1845 voyage was in search of the elusive Northwest Passage, and ultimately he and his crew did not survive. Captain Austin’s expedition comprising four ships became locked in ice in the Arctic waters for eleven months, finally arriving back in England in October. This work is not a narrative of that expedition nor an actual journal. It is a fascinating and sometimes humorous collection of articles written by the officers and men for an onboard monthly newsletter called the “Aurora Borealis.” The articles are described in the preface as possessing a “delicacy of imagination and a power of perception.” The newspaper was one of many expedition resources used during the trip to provide both employment and amusement. There was a reading room and classes, a theater, periods of exercise and games, and more. Bound in contemporary three-quarter brown leather with brown and cream marbled paper boards. Leather is chipped and scraped, and bottom of spine is darkened and abraded. The rear hinge is cracked, but has been reinforced. Marbled endpapers with small chip to front and scrape and partially cracked rear hinge. Title page and verso are chipped and have book stamp of Headlee’s Book Exchange. A few early pages are present, but loose. Nice color frontispiece, black & white title page vignette, and a few text engravings. Interior pages are clean with light aging to margins. Despite flaws still a desirable copy. POLAR/050321. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1875. Hardcover. The American version of this popular English magazine about the fine arts. Lacks 5 of the 36 engraved full page plates based on paintings and sculptures by Turner, Morris, Millet, Raffaelle, Dore, Bierstadt, Lombardi, and more. Articles on British and American artists, architecture, decorative arts, art schools, shoe collection in Museum of Costume in Paris, and more. Ex-library from MICA with stamp to front free endpaper. Dark brown leather spine and corners over brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Raised bands and gilt decoration to spine. Wear, rubbing, and chipping to spine ends, hinges, and corners. Both hinges are starting with cracks. Rubbing to covers and tear to book cloth on front board. Small dampstain along top margins of most pages. Very slight browning to margins, but clean and bright overall. Offsetting from plates to facing pages. Previous ownership signature in pencil dated 1961 to front free endpaper. Full gilt edges. An attractive volume despite the noted wear. 384 pages. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/032619. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1879. Hardcover. The American version of this popular English magazine about the fine arts. A total of 36 engraved full page plates based on paintings and sculptures by Gerome, Landseer, Lucas, Millais, Newton, Armitage, and more. Articles on British and American artists, architecture, decorative arts, poetry, and more. Ex-library from MICA with stamp to copyright page and fore-edge of textblock. Dark brown leather spine and corners over reddish-brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to spine ends, hinges, and corners. Very slight browning to margins, but clean and bright overall. Chip to front free endpaper. Full gilt edges. Laid-in fold out supplemental illustration dated December 1879. An attractive volume despite the noted wear. 380 pages. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/032619. Very Good.
London: Virtue and Co, 1867. Hardcover. An important Victorian magazine, known for its honest viewpoints on the fine arts. Includes the full year of 1867 plus issues through August of 1868. A total of 43 engraved full page plates based on paintings and sculptures by Leslie, Eastlake, Ward, Solomon, Hook, Dore, and more. Articles on art, sculpture, photography, architecture, fashion, art clubs, exhibitions, reviews, decorative arts, and more. Ex-library from MICA with stamp to copyright page and fore-edge of textblock. Dark green leather spine and corners over brown cloth covered boards and maroon title label to spine with raised bands and gilt decoration to compartments. Minor wear and chipping to spine ends and corners. Rear hinge is starting. Minor soiling and sunning to boards. Slight browning to margins, occasional spots of foxing, and some smudge marks, but clean and bright overall. Full marbled edges and endpapers. An attractive volume despite the noted wear. 276 pages plus 164 pages. This is a heavy, folio sized volume and it may require an extra shipping fee. ART/032619. Very Good.
New York: The Kalon Publishing Company, Inc, 1917. Paperback. Includes articles on Degeneracy in art, town and country embellishments, Japanese ideas in an American House, Craftsman houses, Fruit Trees, Bird Houses, 19th century painting, and more. Illustrated white paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Chipping and tears to paper on spine. Both wrappers are detached but present. Minor spotting and soiling to covers, but clean interior. Includes many full page black and white photographic reproductions of art. About 100 pages. PER/061020. Very Good.
New York: The Kalon Publishing Company, Inc, 1917. Paperback. Includes articles on 19th century painting, G.F. Watts and Arnold Boecklin, the Real Aims of the NY Central, Library of Congress, and more. Illustrated white paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Chipping and tears to paper on spine. Both wrappers are detached but present. Minor spotting and soiling to covers, but clean interior. Includes many full page black and white photographic reproductions of art. About 100 pages. PER/061020. Very Good.
Boston: New England Manufacturers' and Mechanics' Institute, 1884. Hardcover. One of 2000 copies. An interesting albeit short-lived publication that was done for the Institute by Arthur B. Turnure, proprietor at the time of the Art Age Press in NY. Turnure also created Vogue Magazine in 1882 and was a founder of the Grolier Club in January 1884. This year-book's preface states that the object of the publication "is to present to the world a volume, in which the highest American art products of the year are represented by means of suitable graphic arts, and produced entirely by means of American brains, labor, and materials." The first section offers a history and policy of the Institute, which was incorporated in 1879. The next section, the largest, provides an overview of 1884 art exhibits, the work of various prominent artists, and activities in various fields such as architecture, bookmaking, ceramics brass work, furniture, and jewelry. It is followed by a section with eleven examples of various graphic processes. All are in black and white except for a stunning lithograph from a painting by H. Hamilton Gibson. There are then several pages titled "Catalogue of Exhibits," and 16 pages of advertisements. Bound in cream paper covered boards with title with color design on front cover. Quite soiled , chipped and bumped. Interior pages are generally very good, with some foxing or spotting on some of the types of paper used. Measures 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Unpaginated (about 100 pages). ART/050619. Very Good.
Bambergae: Sumptibus Wolfgangi Mauritii Endteri, bibliop. 1693. Printed by Wolfgang Mauritius Endter (? - 1723), a German printer and publisher residing in Nuremberg. Bound in contemporary tan pigskin with black title to spine, five raised bands, and blind stamped decoration to boards. Evidence of sticker removed from foot of spine. Lacks clasps, with wood from board partially exposed where clasps have been removed. Minor rubbing and wear to spine and boards. Expertly restored with Japanese paper added to both joints and colored to match binding. Japanese paper is also inserted along both hinges over a small edge of the original endpapers. Boards are solidly attached. Bookplate of F. Patritii Fischer to front pastedown and bookplate of Bibliothecam Conventus to verso of title page. Previous owner markings to half title page: "From Elijah Humphreys to the Rev William Croswell, May 19, 1835" and to top of title page "Carolus Gulielmus Bradley." Full page engraved title page illustrated by Corneli Nicola Schurtz with dampstaining to margins. Headpieces and illustrated initials. The title page is printed in red and black. Text printed in two columns. Short closed tears to edges of several pages including the margin of non-engraved title page. Minor soiling, mostly to margins and occasional spots of foxing. IN LATIN. + 509 pages / 522 pages including index. REL/030923. Very Good.
Parisiis [Paris]: Excudebat Antonius Vitré, 1651. Hardcover. Volume four from a seventeenth century set of the Bible in Latin that comprised eight volumes. Bound in full brown leather with gilt rulings and ornaments to the covers and with six compartments to the spine with gilt tooling and titling. Covers and spine are bumped, rubbed, and lightly soiled. Endpapers are browned around the edges and frame a lighter square center. Text pages are generally clean and bright with occasional smudges, light aging to margins and a small dampstain to the bottom margins of the first 50 pages. Shoulder notes throughout and decorative ornaments at end of chapters and books. In very good condition. Measures 3.5 x 6.25 inches. 648 pages plus index. REL/022322. Very Good.
London: Raithby, Lawrence & Co., Ltd, 1901. Hardcover. Bound in maroon cloth covered boards with maroon leather spine titled in gilt. The leather on the spine is split along the front hinge and there is a large chip to the spine leather. The boards remains attached; although, the front board is a little loose. Ex-library with library stamps to fore edge and copyright page. Clean interior filled with samples of color printing and many articles. Browning and foxing to margins of most pages. Occasional smudge marks. Previous owner signature dated 1902 to front free endpaper. Full marbled edges and endpapers. An attractive interior and an interesting publication. 320 pages plus 72 pages of ads to rear. ART/090220. Very Good.
Maastricht: C. Nypels Leiter-Nypels, 1925. Paperback. In Dutch. Uncommon. 1 of 100 copies. This catalog includes 97 entries plus a short supplement. The Museum Plantijn-Moretus is dedicated to book history and contains over 14,000 woodblocks. Printed by C. Nypels on the press of Leiter-Nypels in Maastricht in Erasmus Mediaeval type by S.H. de Roos. Bound in tan paper wrappers with orange illustration of a tree with lions to front wrappers. Wear and toning to spine. Wear to joints and edges of wrappers including a dampstain to the bottom edge of the rear wrapper and rubbing to front panel. Large split to middle of textblock, but pages remain bound and sewing intact. Clean and bright. 43 pages. Size: Small, thin octavo. BOB/022823. Very Good.
New Haven, CT: Yale Graphic Design Department, 1990. Scarce. A boxed collection of programs, schedules, menus, and more commemorating the 40th anniversary of Yale's Graphic Design Department. It includes a fold out time line listing the students and faculty for each year of the program that also notes significant news events in many of the years. A symposium and reunion were held as part of the celebration and the schedule and programs are provided in two booklets. Items are in near fine condition. Housed in a black paper covered box that has some creasing and wear. EPHEM/040120. Near Fine.
Southampton, NY: John H. Hunt, 1915. Paperback. Uncommon. Includes a history of the town (included here as a dramatized pagaent, which was performed during the celebration), an address, which includes multiple important events in the town's history, memorial notices, brief descriptions of events taking place during the celebration, tipped in illustrations, and more. Bound in white side-stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor soiling to front wrapper with minor edgewear, but clean interior. No spine panel. 90 pages plus memorial notices and multiple full page illustrations. AMSTA/122719. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Fisher and Brother, circa 1860. Hardcover. A miniature biography of Benjamin Franklin. Brown cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to spine and front board. One inch tear to bottom of rear joint and amateur glue repair to book cloth on foot of spine. Chipping to spine ends, wear to edges and corners of boards, small loss to book cloth on rear board, and soiling to covers. Inscription to front free endpaper from a teacher to her student as a reward of merit, dated 1867. Occasional spots of foxing to interior, but clean overall. Size: 3 x 2.25 inches. MINI/081723. Very Good.
Annapolis: A.C. and W. Green, 1770. An interesting and uncommon piece of early Maryland currency. This $8 bill was issued in Annapolis on March 1, 1770. It is signed in ink by Robert Couden and John Clapham, two Annapolis government and political officials. The serial number is 9117, also written in ink. The bill was printed by Anne Catherine Green, wife of printer Jonas Green and an early woman printer herself in Annapolis, and her son William. The bill is browned with a bit of light chipping. Small closed tear along bottom, and there is clear tape along a crease or closed tear running down the middle. There are ornamental designs on both sides and the Sparrow seal is printed on the front of the bill. This seal first appeared in 1765 on the title page of the Reverend Thomas Bacon's compilation of the Laws of Maryland, and until 1793 it ornamented printed editions of the session laws of the Assembly. Carved on a wood block by Thomas Sparrow, ward and employee of the Annapolis printer, Jonas Green, the Sparrow seal bears the Latin motto "Crescite et Multiplicamini," which means "Increase and Multiply." Very good condition. Measures 2.5 x 4.75 inches. EPHEM/072423. Very Good.
London: Country Life, 1985. Paperback. Articles on fashion, Abruzzo in Central Italy, sculpture grottoes of the Medici, Castello di Fenis, Shearwaters of Linosa, Sabbioneta in Northern Italy, Horseracing in Italy, Motoring, Gardening, and more. Illustrated paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Minor wear to covers, spine panel, and edges. Clean interior. Minor wear to page edges. Pagination: 1093- 1165. PER/102621. Very Good.
London: Country Life, 1969. Paperback. Articles on English summer fashion, Venetian painting, old mahogany furniture, Gordon Richards's Derby, French paper weights, and more. Illustrated blue paper wrappers, side-stapled with title to front panel only. Minor wear to covers and edges. Clean interior. Minor wear to page edges. Pagination: 1842-1927. PER/102621. Very Good.
London: Country Life, 1982. Paperback. Articles on fashion, cricket, racing, golf, Royal Windsor Horse Show, Marie-Louis - Duchess of Parma, Royal Academy Exhibition, Wines of Italy, Apulia in Southern Italy, birdwatching, and more. Illustrated paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Minor wear to covers, spine panel, and edges. Clean interior. Minor wear to page edges. Pagination: 1452 - 1532. PER/102621. Very Good.
London: Country Life, 1976. Paperback. Articles on English fashion, Saab 99 EMS Saloon, Thomas Lord's first cricket ground, Pugin Revival at Westminster, the Grove of Hobby Horses, arts and crafts, tennis, horse racing, and more. Illustrated paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Minor wear to covers, spine panel, and edges. Clean interior. Minor wear to page edges. Pagination: 1351-1454. PER/102621. Very Good.
London: Country Life, 1969. Paperback. Articles on Scottish farming, Cyclopean kilns and quarries, the Fiat 1256 Special Salon, Dutch art coming to Scotland, Galloway, National Pony Show, and more. Illustrated blue paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in blue. Soiling and wear to covers and edges. Clean interior. Minor wear to page edges. pagination: 368 - 422. PER/102621. Very Good.
London: Country Life, 1970. Paperback. Articles on the highlands, English fashion, venom and cures, tropical gardens, the Hillman Avenger GL, greenhouse plants, lakes of Macedonia, and more. Illustrated paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Minor wear to covers, spine panel, and edges. Clean interior. Minor wear to page edges. Pagination: 549-605. PER/102621. Very Good.