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ECCE HOMO

By Grosz, George

NY: Jack Brussel, 1965. Issued in 3 states, limited to 1000 copies. Hardcover. Near fine/No dust jacket. NY: Jack Brussel, 1965. Issued in 3 states, limited to 1000 copies. 16 watercolors, 84 b/w drawings. Unpaginated. Hardcover. Folio. Full ivory crushed morocco. Professionally rebound in a one-of-kind art binding, cover tooled in relief illustrating a female nude a la Grosz. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Exceptional piece of work. Clean, tight and bright. Near fine/No dust jacket. (Insurance required to ship this item).

$1200.00

LES BALLADES

By Villon, M. Franios

London: The Eragny Press, 1900. One of 226 copies printed in black and red on Arnold's hand-made paper . Hardcover. Very good+/No dust jacket. London: The Eragny Press, 1900. One of 226 copies printed in black and red on Arnold's hand-made paper . Wood engraving withblack and red border by Lucien Pissarro, plus 38 wood-engraved initials in red. 88 pp. Text in French. Hardcover. 12mo. Black full pressed morocco; front and rear boards decorated with a lattice of on laid leaves and buds; doublures with the same on laid elements. Top edge gilt. A lovely copy in an extraordinary, custom binding. Very good+/No dust jacket. (Insurance required to ship this item).

$2200.00

QUAE EXSTANT, AND FLORI, LUCCII ANNAEI. EPITOME RERUM ROMANARUM.

By Sollustii, C. Crispi

Birminghamae: Joannis Baskerville, 1773. Hardcover. Very good+/No dust jacket. Birminghamae: Joannis Baskerville, 1773. 317 pp. Text in Latin. Hardcover. 4to. Rebound in a full brown morocco leather period-style binding. Top edge dyed. Spine is tooled in gilt compartments with six raised bands and red leather label. Board perimeters blind-ruled with gilt florette corner pieces. Marbled endpapers. Light foxing to interior pages. Clean and bright, a lovely book. Very good+/No dust jacket. This copy was presented to Lord Glasgow by Reverend and Dr. Davies of Eaton College on September 27, 1783 (Oversized - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

$520.00

THE LAST FLOWER-A PARABLE IN PICTURES

By Thurber, James

NY & London: Harper & Bros., 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/No dust jacket. NY & London: Harper & Bros., 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Oblong 4to. Artistically rebound in full blue morocco. Gilt lettering, top edge gilt. Decorative Thurberesque flowers to covers done in blind-tooling and petal onlays in a rainbow of colors, with sole red flower tooled in gilt. Chenille and marbled endpapers, original wrappers bound in. A lovely and one of a kind art binding. Fine/No dust jacket. (Insurance required to ship this item).

$650.00

CONTES DE LA FONTAINE AVEC ILLUSTRATIONS DE FRAGONARD

By La Fontaine, Jean de

Paris: A. Le Vasseur, 1884. Hardcover. Very good/No jacket issued. Reimpression de L'Edition de Diderot, 1795. Paris: A. Le Vasseur, 1884. 2 vols. 59 engravings by Fragonard, most of which are given in two states. 288 pp. Text in French. Hardcover. Large 4to. 1/2 polished dark brown morocco over marbled paper-covered boards. Top edge gilt. Gilt lettering to spine. Five raised bands. The classic understated binding. Pages 257-81 contain Nicolas Boileau (DesprŽauxÕs) ÒDissertation sur la Joconde.Ó Several small nicks and some rubbing. Very good/No jacket issued. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

$1700.00

MANHATTAN OASES: NEW YORKÕS 1932 SPEAK-EASIES WITH A GENTLEMANÕS GUIDE TO BARS AND BEVERAGES BY GORDON KAHN

By Hirschfeld, Al

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co, [ 1932. First edition. Hardcover. Very good+/No dust jacket. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co, [ 1932. First edition. Illustrated with 18 plates of drawings by Hirschfeld. 82 pp. Hardcover. 4to. Black full goat with the stylized gilt-type of the title forming a Manhattan skyline on front and back covers . Top edge gilt. A beautiful, gift-quality book in an art binding. Very good+/No dust jacket. (Insurance required to ship this item).

$1500.00

IL GOFFREDO OVERO GIERUSALEMME LIBERATA,...

By Tasso, Torquato

Venice: Gio. Battista, 1604. Hardcover. Very good. Venice: Gio. Battista, 1604. Illustrated with woodcuts. Text in Italian. Hardcover. 32mo. Dark green full straight grained morocco. All edges gilt. Rebacked; bookplate of Charlotte, Countess of Surry pasted to front endpaper, signed by Charlotte on front flyleaf;title-page worn at edges. Else, very good. Very good/. (Insurance required to ship this item).

$450.00

ADVENTURES OF DAVID SIMPLE: CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS TRAVELS THROUGH THE CITIES OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER, IN THE SEARCH OF A REAL FRIEND

By Fielding, Sarah

Dublin: Printed for William Smith, et al, 1744. First Irish Edition. Hardcover. Very good/No dust jacket. Dublin: Printed for William Smith, et al, 1744. 2 vols. First Irish Edition. vi, [1], 160 [ misnumbered 9]; 184 pp. Hardcover. 12mo. Brown period style modern rebinding in full morocco, but bound dos-a-dos. Boards single-ruled in blind with a deeply impressed and darkened central arabesque; spine tooled in compartments with simple red and black lettering labels. Toning, browning and mild foxing through out, but mostly in vol. 1, otherwise, generally quite good in beautiful binding of uncommon style. Very good/No dust jacket. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

$1000.00

SELECT FABLES; WITH CUTS, DESIGNED AND ENGRAVED BY THOMAS AND JOHN BEWICK, AND OTHERS, PREVIOUS TO THE YEAR 1784

By Bewick, Thomas and John

London: S. Hodgson, for Emerson Charnley, and Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1820. First edition thus, Large paper copy. Hardcover. Very good+/No jacket issued. Together with a Memoir; and a Descriptive Catalogue of the Works of Messrs. Bewick. London: S. Hodgson, for Emerson Charnley, and Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1820. Binding by Riviere. First edition thus, Large paper copy. Copious vignettes. xl, 332 pp. Hardcover. 4to. Black full leather. Top edge gilt. 5 raised bands, gilt devices and lettering in compartments; elaborate gilt central device to front and rear boards; elaborately tooled and ruled gilt turn-ins. Professionally re-backed, with original spine laid-on; offsetting to front and rear endpapers from turn-ins, as usual; very occasional, very light foxing to interior. On the whole, a delightful example. Very good+/No jacket issued. (Insurance required to ship this item).

$850.00

EXTRACTS FROM THE JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF MISS BERRY FROM THE YEAR 1783 TO 1852
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EXTRACTS FROM THE JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF MISS BERRY FROM THE YEAR 1783 TO 1852

By [Berry] Miss Berry

London: Longman, Green and Co., 1865. 3 volumes extended to 6 by the insertion of 206 extra plates. Hardcover. Near fine/No jacket issued. London: Longman, Green and Co., 1865. Edited by Lady Theresa Lewis. 6 vols. 3 volumes extended to 6 by the insertion of 206 extra plates. Various pagination pp. Hardcover. 8vo. Full crushed brown morocco. Gilt spines tooled in compartments with floral art nouveau motif. Boards double ruled in gilt. Board edges gilt, with gilt turn-ins. Top edges gilt. Light wear to bindings. Else, a spectacular set inside and out. Near fine/No jacket issued. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

$3500.00

WITS AND BEAUX OF SOCIETY. QUEENS OF SOCIETY. THE LITERATURE OF SOCIETY  [ EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED IN 6 VOLS. ]
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WITS AND BEAUX OF SOCIETY. QUEENS OF SOCIETY. THE LITERATURE OF SOCIETY [ EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED IN 6 VOLS. ]

By Wharton, Grace and Philip

London: James Hogg and Sons and Tinsley Brothers, Nd; Nd; 1862. An extra-illustrated set. Hardcover. Very good/No dust jacket. London: James Hogg and Sons and Tinsley Brothers, Nd; Nd; 1862. 6 vols. An extra-illustrated set. Illustrated by H. K. Browne and James Godwin; Charles Altamont Doyle and the Brothers Dalziel. 322+ 2 ad; 292+ 4 ad; 339+ 4 ad; 337+ 4 ad; 315; 315+ 4 ad pp. Hardcover. 8vo. Full dark green polished morocco by Tout Binders. Elaborately gilt spines, tooled in compartments. Covers ruled in gilt with elaborate, leafy branch devices in corners. The device in the Òspine-cornerÓ consuming its quadrant entirely with branches, leaves and butterflies. Board edges ruled in gilt. Wide turn-overs bear some leaf & branch design. All edges gilt. This unique set has been greatly extended by the insertion of 328 extra plates. Some minor wear to head and heels. Vol. II of ÒWits & BeauxÓ has been professionally rebacked with original spine laid-down. Bookplates to front paste-downs. Else a nice set. Very good/No dust jacket. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

$3500.00

MEMOIRS OF GRIMALDI EDITED BY ÒBOZ.Ó

By Dickens, Charles

London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, second issue. Hardcover. Very good+/No jacket issued. With Illustrations by George Cruikshank. In Two Volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1838. 2 vols. First edition, second issue. Illustrated with 6 plates by Cruikshank in each volume, plus a frontisportrait in volume 1.. 288; 263 + 36 pp ads. Hardcover. Small 8vo size. 3/4 polished morocco over marbled paper covered boards. Gilt spines decorated in compartments; top edges gilt; original boards covers bound in;. Spines faded from green to brown; some wear to covers, especially at hinges and corners; gift note tipped in between front free endpaper and front flyleaf. Overall, a nice set. Very good+/No jacket issued. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

$800.00

HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

By Gibbon, Edward

London: John Murray, 1862. Hardcover. Very good+/No jacket issued. London: John Murray, 1862. With Notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot. Edited with Additional Notes by William Smith. 8 vols. Bound by Bayntun. Illustrated with frontisportrait and maps. 415, 425, 433, 410, 415, 428, 412, 434 pp. Hardcover. 8vo. 3/4 green crushed morocco over marbled paper covered boards. 5 raised bands, gilt lettering in compartments. Heads, heels and corners very lightly rubbed; spines lightly sunned; top edges gilt. interior clean and tight. A nice set. Very good+/No jacket issued. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

$1750.00

Notitia Orbis Antiqui, Sive Geographia Plenior, Abortu rerumpublicarum ad Constantinorum tempora Orbis terrarum faciem declarans

By Cellarius, Christoph

Cambridge: John Owen, 1703. Hardcover. Very good/No jacket issued. Abortu Rerepiblicarum ad Constantinorum Tempora Orbis Terrarum Faciem Declarans, Volume 1 only. Cambridge: John Owen, 1703. Illustrated with 21 double page engravings (20 maps and 1 diagram). Lacks the engraved frontisportrait. 862 + 38 index pp. Hardcover. Small 4to. Full vellum over boards, covers stamped in gilt. Volume 1 only (of 2 volumes). Ex library, but only with a small paper label on the lower spine and an ink stamp on verso of the title page, and a bookplate on the rear pastedown to show it. Very good/No jacket issued. (Insurance required to ship this item).

$850.00

ASMODEUS: OR, THE DEVIL UPON TWO STICKS

By LeSage, Alain RenŽ

London: J. C. Nimmo and Bain, 1881. This copy #75 of an edition limited to 100 copies with proof etchings on Whatman paper. Hardcover. Very good/No dust jacket. Preceded by Dialogues Serious and Comic Between Two Chimneys of Madrid. London: J. C. Nimmo and Bain, 1881. 2 vols. This copy #75 of an edition limited to 100 copies with proof etchings on Whatman paper. Illustrated, with etchings by R. de Los Rios. Hardcover. 8vo. 3/4 brown polished morocco over marbled paper covered boards. Five raised bands, gilt lettering in compartments, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Light wear to corners. Else very good. This is a unique copy extended to 2 volumes by the insertion of 175 extra-illustrations (etchings, copperplates, steel engravings, and woodcuts). Very good/No dust jacket. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

$1000.00

[SENECA] OPERA  [WORKS IN 4 VOLUMES]
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[SENECA] OPERA [WORKS IN 4 VOLUMES]

By [Elzevir, Elzevier] Seneca

Np: Elzevirios, 1640; 1639; 1639; 1649. Early Elzevir printing. Hardcover. Very good+/No jacket issued. Volume 1, Philosophicae; Volume 2, Epistolae; Volume 3, Controversae; Volume 4, Notae. Np: Elzevirios, 1640; 1639; 1639; 1649. 4 vols. Early Elzevir printing. 552; 718; 442 + Index; 429 + Index + unpaginated Corrigenda pp. Text in Latin. Hardcover. 24mo. Full limp vellum with contrasting leather labels. Gilt lettering and ruling to spine and labels. Chips to all labels, fore edge of rear cover edge volume 1, head and heel volume 2, heel and bottom front cover volume 3. Nice, sound bindings from the famous Dutch family of publishers and printers, noted for their small, special editions. Very good+/No jacket issued. Very good+/No jacket issued. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

$1200.00

THE BATTLE OF LIFE

By Dickens, Charles

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First edition, fourth state. Hardcover. Very good+/No dust jacket. A Love Story. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First edition, fourth state. Numerous b/w decorations and illustrations with a vignette and frontispiece. 175 pp. Hardcover. 16mo. Full dark green leather. Five raised bands ruled in gilt, gilt lettering and devices tooled in compartments, boards ruled in gilt with decorative corner devices, gilt borders and turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Very light rubbing; armorial bookplate; ownerÕs name in ink, else very good in a lovely binding by Sorrell. Very good+/No dust jacket. (Insurance required to ship this item).

$375.00

DE SECRETIS SOCIETATIS IESV

By Joannes, D. and D. Ludouicus

Np: Sumptibus Bernardi Gualtheri, 1617. Hardcover. Very good+/No jacket issued. Np: Sumptibus Bernardi Gualtheri, 1617. 190 pp. Text in Latin. Hardcover. 12mo size. Burnt sienna full leather. All edges speckled, marbled end papers. Nicely rebound with five raised bands separating six tooled compartments, black and gold tooling to boards, and marbled endpapers. Boards slightly bowed. Top edge toned, preliminaries very lightly foxed. A nice little book. Very good+/No jacket issued. (Oversized - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

$425.00