Roxana, the Fortunate Mistress
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Avon: Limited Editions Club, 1976. Decorated linen. Fine in glassine and a Fine slipcase. Bernd Kroeber. Quarto (8-1/4" x 11-1/4") bound with scarlet linen covers with a design stamped in white leaf and a white vellum-finish linen spine stamped in scarlet and gold leaf. Illustrated with 12 full-page two-color woodcuts in three-color schemes and 14 smaller black-and-white woodcuts by Bernd Kroeber. Copy #1087 of 2000 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.
London: The Bibiopholist Society, 1931. Bibliopholist Society Printing. Hardcover. Fair. Introduction by R. Brimley Johnson Authored by Daniel Foe ( 1661 - 1731 ) son of a dissenting Nonconforming butcher, educated for the ministry, but after enlising in the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685, he gave up the ministry for industrial tradesman. His book : " the True-Born True-Born Englishman" brought him favour, but hisbook : " The Shortest Way With Dissenters" led to his being fined, pilloried, and put in prison. He was suseqyently sent ot Scotland by Queen Anne to promote the Union. Prodigious English author,journalist, pamphleteer notably including also " Robinson Crusoe" - one of the earliet proponents of the novel. A classic novel in form of an autobiography drawn from real life. About a woman compromised, a woman with five children to care for, trading her virtue to survive,and later trading her affections for fame, wealth and fortune as" a wicked woman " - a mistress of a rich and powerful man. Defoe deftly writes of a ruthless, heartless, vain and obstinate woman who knows she is a resourceful adventuress and is unforging in analyzing herself. Story based on a Countess of Wintelsheim from Germany, known as Lady Roxana, in the times of Charles II. Sheeny Black cloth book with gilt lettering on spine. ( 6 3/8 X 9 1/4 X 1 7/8 ) 322 pages. No dust jacket. Wear on binding and cover edges of 80 year old Daniel Defoe classic..Dual end page John Alan Maxwell end pages drawings and glossy illustrations in text. Private owner illustrated , vintage book label on inside of front cover. Book weighs 2 1/5 pounds.
London: Oxford University Press. One of the Oxford English Novels series. Reprinted from the rare first edition of 1724. Page edges slightly darkened; price-clipped DJ. Clean and unmarked. . Near Fine. Hardcover. First Thus. 1964.
London: Oxford University Press. One of the Oxford English Novels series. Reprinted from the rare first edition of 1724. DJ spine lightly faded. Clean and unmarked. . Near Fine. Hardcover. First Thus. 1964.
Avon: Limited Editions Club, 1976. Decorated linen. Blindstamp to title page, still Fine in a Fine slipcase. Bernd Kroeber. Quarto (8-1/4" x 11-1/4") bound with scarlet linen covers with a design stamped in white leaf and a white vellum-finish linen spine stamped in scarlet and gold leaf. Illustrated with 12 full-page two-color woodcuts in three-color schemes and 14 smaller black-and-white woodcuts by Bernd Kroeber. Copy #771 of 2000 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.
Avon, CT: The Limited Editions Club, 1976. two-toned cloth, slipcase. Limited Editions Club. 4to. two-toned cloth, slipcase. xiv, 256, (2) pages. With an Introduction by James Sutherland and Woodcuts by Bernd Kroeber. Limited to 2000 numbered copies signed by Kroeber (LEC 491); this copy is not numbered and has the initials "g.c." (Gordon Carroll) written in and has an embossed stamp on the colophon page indicating that this is one of 25 Presentation Copies. Designed by Adrian Wilson and printed by The Stinehour Press. With Monthly letter / prospectus loosely inserted. Slipcase faded along bottom edge.
New York: THE LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, 1976. THIS IS A VERY GOOD TO NEAR FINE COPY OF THIS SPECIAL LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB PUBLICATION OF THIS CLASSIC.....BY DANIEL DEFOE......ROXANA..THE FORTUNATE MISTRESS...OR A HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND VAST AR IEYR OF FORTUNES ETC ETC....THIS EDITION ILLUSTRATED WITH WOODCUTS BY THE GREAT BERND KROEBER...LIMITED TO 2000 COPIES...THIS IS COPY #44...ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY BERND KROEBER...BOUND IN BEAUTIFUL RED HARDBOUND....AND ENCLOSED IS A RED SLIPCASE....THE TISSUE WRAPPER ON THE BOOK IS TORN BUT PRESENT...THERE IS A SNATCH OF SOILING ON THE SLIPCASE..BUT A VERY NICE COPY AT SUCH A LOW PRICE...A MUST FOR ANY COLLECTOR OF LIMITED EDITIONS...... SIGNED BY BERND KROEBER. LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB. HARDBOUND. Very Good TO NEAR FINE/SliPCASED. Illus. by BERND KROEBER. QUARTO. LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB.
London: Folio Society, 2010. 1st. Hardcover. Fine. Melinsky, Clare. Bound in publisher's original purple cloth blocked with design by Clare Melinsky and housed in a red paper-covered slipcase. Introduction by Frances Wilson. Illustrations by Clare Melinsky. Roxana has been referred to as "The Countess de Wintslesheim" in Germany, and "Lady Roxana" in the Time of King Charles II.
Defoe, Daniel (1661?-1731)
London : Oxford University Press, 1964. 1st Edition in this form. Near fine cloth copy in a very good if slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8 - 9 tall; 33 pages; xviii, 333 p. ; 21 cm. Based on the first edition of 1724. Subjects: Women - Great Britain - Fiction. Great Britain - History - Charles II, 1660-1685 - Fiction. Europe - History - 17th century - Fiction.
The Bibliophilist Society, 1931. ...XII, 322PP...6 ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN ALLEN MAXWELL...INTRODUCTION BY R. BRIMLEY JOHNSON...DEFOE IS A MASTER STORY TELLER....DECORATIVE ENDPAPERS...ORIGINAL BINDING...Light soiling to DJ.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good +. 8vo.
"Avon, CT": The Limited Editions Club. 1976. "Edition limited to 2000 copies signed by the artist Bernd Kroeber; 4to., pp. xiv, 256, ; woodcut illustrations in the text, 12 full-page plates in color, introduction by James Sutherland, printed at The Stinehour Press; fine in two-tone decorated cloth, glassine wrapper chipped at spine ends, publisher's slipcase lightly worn. LEC Bibliography 498."
London: The Bibliophilist Society. 1931. Small Quarto Size. VERY GOOD condition. No dustjacket. Black cloth boards with gilt to spine. Illustrated by John Alan Maxwell. Uncut page ends. A nice copy. 322 pages pages . 1st Edition. Hardback.
No Place: The Bibliophilist Society. Very Good. (1931). Hardcover. 322 pages untrimmed. 9.25x6.25 inches. Black cloth covers with gilt printing to the spine. This is a clean, nice copy. Very Good in a nice dust jacket. .
Published by Folio Society, 2010. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Melinsky, Clare. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. Or A History of the Life and Vast Variety of Fortunes of Mademoiselle de Beleau. Colour & b/w illustrations. Contained in a very good slip-case that has some marks. [S]
Limited Editions Club, 1976-01-01. Hardcover. Like New. Signed by Illustrator. Like new hardcover with Slipcase. LIMITED EDITION # 421 OF 2000 COPIES. SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR. Slipcase shows minor shelf wear, Book looks unread and like new.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
Avon, Connecticut : Limited Editions Club. Near Fne. 1976. First Edition. Hard Cover With NF Slip Case. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Signed by Artist Limited to 2000 Copies CLEAN near fine hard cover with near fine slip case. Number 384 of 2000 copies. Signed by artist. NO AMAZON OVERSEAS ORDERS. LARGE BOOK, MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING. .
Kessinger PubLISHING, Belle Fourche, SD, 2003. Softcover. As New. Book is New, In Excellent condition. Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0766141608. ISBN/EAN: 9780766141605. Inventory No: 1560764670. .
Avon, CT: Limited Editions Club, 1976. Slipcase missing chip at side. Othwiese Very Good+ showing only minor wear. Book Near Fine. Limited edition, one of 1,500 cc., unnumbered. 4to, 256 pp. Signed by illustrator, Kroeber. Red boards with cream design, cream spine. Careful packing and fast, efficient shipping including delivery confirmation. Please note: International and Domestic Priority orders for this item will require additional shipping. . Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Krober, Bernd.
London: The Folio Society. Hardcover. pp xlll, 316. . Fine. 2010. 1st Thus.
London: Oxford Paperbacks, 1969. Brossura editoriale illustrata; pagg. 333. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.