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cover of TABLEAU des Prisons de Paris, sous le regne de Robespierre [by Philippe Edme Coittant].

TABLEAU des Prisons de Paris, sous le regne de Robespierre [by Philippe Edme Coittant].

by (FRENCH REVOLUTION)

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Published
1797.
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Very Good
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First edition
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(FRENCH REVOLUTION) TABLEAU des Prisons de Paris, sous le regne de Robespierre [by Philippe Edme Coittant]. Paris: chez l'Editor, 1797. Two volumes bound as one, the first volume with a full-page engraved frontispiece of a guillotine showing various piles of severed heads. Thick 8vo., [iii] 222, [i] 271 pp.; early red boards (sides and edges rubbed), spine… Read more
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cover of Le Chat Botté.

Le Chat Botté.

by PERRAULT (Charles), FISCHER (Hans)

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Published
1960
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Fine
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First lithographic edition.
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$850.00

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PERRAULT (Char;es), FISCHER (Hans). Le Chat Botté Conte adapté illustré et agrémenté d'indispensables commentaires. Lausanne: André et Pierre Conin [1960-1961]. Illustrations: numerous lithographs (including several full-page and double; many in color) drawn on the stone in 1957 by Hans Fischer. The illustrations were printed by Arts graphiques J.-E. Wolfensberger, Zurich, and the stones erased after printing./… Read more
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cover of The MIRROR; or a Looking-Glass for Young People of both sexes; to make them wise, good and happy.

The MIRROR; or a Looking-Glass for Young People of both sexes; to make them wise, good and happy.

by BEWICK (Thomas):

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Published
1788.
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First edition.
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$8,000.00

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BEWICK (Thomas): The MIRROR; or a Looking-Glass for Young People of both sexes; to make them wise, good and happy. Consisting of a Choice Collection of Fairy Tales by Mother Goose. Newcastle upon Tyne: T. Saint for W, Charnley in the Groat Market; Also M Vesey, J Whitfield, 1788. With 12 (of 13) woodcuts, partly hand-colored.… Read more
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cover of Manuscript Ledger for Chinese Repertory Troupe

Manuscript Ledger for Chinese Repertory Troupe

by Cultural Revolution Model Opera

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1960s
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CULTURAL REVOLUTION MODEL OPERA Manuscript Ledger (Master Inventory): General Record of Stage Props for a traveling Chinese theatrical repertory company introducing Revolutionary Opera into its program including costs for creating silk stage props, sets, costumes and scenery, with various paper slip receipts (some loose) dated from 1963 to 1969. Oblong album measuring 7-3/4 x 10-5/8 inches, contents with 20 numbered… Read more
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cover of The Pastorals of Virgil,

The Pastorals of Virgil,

by BLAKE (William)

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Published
1821
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Third edition
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$35,000.00

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BLAKE (William) The Pastorals of Virgil, With a course of English Reading, adapted for Schools ... enabling youth to acquire the Latin Language in the shortest period of time. [Edited] by Robert John Thornton. London: F C & J Rivington, 1821. Two volumes, illustrated with engraved frontispieces + 230 illustrations: of which William Blake has contributed 17 original woodblock designs for… Read more
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cover of Quotations of Chairman Mao (“Mao Zhu Xi Yu Lu”), in Chinese.

Quotations of Chairman Mao (“Mao Zhu Xi Yu Lu”), in Chinese.

by MAO Zedong

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Published
June 1964
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Fine in designer binding, the interior with a few minor smudges from earlier use
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First edition, earliest state
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MAO Zedong Quotations of Chairman Mao ("Mao Zhu Xi Yu Lu"), in Chinese. [? Peking:] General Political Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, June 1964. Portrait of Chairman Mao as frontispiece, although it immediately follows the printed title-page. Small 8vo, Full red morocco elaborately detailed with both blind and gilt tooling, a celluloid portrait of Mao inserted into the front cove;… Read more
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cover of PANORAMA OF PEKING during the Celebrations of the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Emperor Kang-He's birthday.

PANORAMA OF PEKING during the Celebrations of the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Emperor Kang-He's birthday.

by (CHINA)

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Published
1879
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Very good overall
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First edition thus
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$1,800.00

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(CHINA) PANORAMA OF PEKING during the Celebrations of the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Emperor Kang-He's birthday. Shanghai: Tien-Shin-Chai, 1879. Profusely illustrated throughout with 292 pages lithographed with images, mostly captioned below in English script and on the side Small 8vo, measures: 6 1/8 x 3 3/4 inches (155 x 96 mm), original gilt pictorial purple silk wrappers (front cover dulled). First edition thus. With 6 page… Read more
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cover of Rafi et les 9 singes.

Rafi et les 9 singes.

by REY (H A):

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Published
1939
Edition
First printing
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$850.00

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H. A. REY - Curious George REY[ersbach] (Hans Augusto) Rafi et les 9 singes. [Paris:] Librairie Gallimard, 1939 First printing of this book and the earliest appearance of the mischievous monkey 'Curious George'. It was not published in America until three years later as Cecily G and the Nine Monkeys (1942). This first book was created by the husband and wife… Read more
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cover of Large Bound Volume - with about 2000 Lace samples mounted on both sides of 63 leaves, at least 40 samples on each card

Large Bound Volume - with about 2000 Lace samples mounted on both sides of 63 leaves, at least 40 samples on each card

by (Lace Sample Book)

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Published
early 20th century
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Unique collection
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$1,200.00

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(Textile) Lace Sample Book with about 2000 lace samples mounted on both sides of 63 leaves, at least 40 samples on each card Germany, Thoss & Gushurst Musterbucher und Musterkarten-Spezialfabrik, early 20th century. Large folio, very thick, measuring 18 1/4 x 23 1/2 inches, height: 4 inches, original upper board, rubbed, later cloth lower board and backstrip held together with two large mechanical… Read more
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cover of In the Arctic [Chinese text]

In the Arctic [Chinese text]

by (ARCTIC Exploration) PAPANIN (Ivan):

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Published
1946
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(POLAR EXPLORATION) In The Arctic by Ivan Papanin [in Chinese, translated from the Russian]. Dalian: Da Zhong Bookstore, 13 April 1946. Ten woodcuts by Chinese artists. Small 8vo., [iv]44 pp.; printed paper wrappers with two-color image on upper cover showing an old-style airplane with four scientists, three different library stamps (from 1947 onwards), also accession numbers… Read more
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cover of Little Nemo in Slumberland

Little Nemo in Slumberland

by McCAY (Winsor)

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Published
1907-1908
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(Little Nemo Comic Strip) McCAY (Zenas Winsor) [1866–1934] Little Nemo in Slumberland. Thanksgiving Dinner Broke Loose, November 24, 1907; and Kind Wolves and Bears and a Ramshackle City, March 22, 1908. Two Color Printer's Proof Sheets for Sunday Pages for The New York Herald; original coated paper (some edge discoloration and minor tears), each measures 25-1/4 x 17-1/2 inches. From… Read more
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cover of Sketchbook of North Carolina, Florida, and Rondout NY

Sketchbook of North Carolina, Florida, and Rondout NY

by MATTSON (Henry Ellis):

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Published
1940-1942
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SKETCH BOOK by HENRY ELLIS MATTSON Containing Twenty-Eight full Watercolors, created 1940–1942, mostly in North Carolina and Florida (two identified as Coney Island and also Rondout, NY). Drawn on [50] pages, mostly titled and dated, with additional notations. Ring-bound album with stiff buff covers with original watercolor pasted label, inscribed "Florida, N.C. '41". Henry Mattson [1877–1971] was a Swedish-born American artist… Read more
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cover of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

by GRIMM (Brothers). Walt Disney Studios

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Published
1938
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$15,000.00

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DISNEY (Walt), Studios: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Animation Feature. 1938. 20 Original pencil sketches of these classic iconic characters designed for this first full-length animation, including one sheet for color models with annotations and instructions. Together with program booklets, including Radio City Souvenir; Flyer for the opening presentation at Cathay Circle in Los Angeles: Ingeborg Willy's Scrapbook A lovingly and meticulously compiled scrapbook… Read more
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cover of English Folk-Lore by T. F. Thiselton Dyer

English Folk-Lore by T. F. Thiselton Dyer

by (FOLKLORE)

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Published
1878
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Fine
Edition
First edition
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$350.00

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(Folklore) English Folk-Lore by T. F. Thiselton Dyer. London: Hardwicke & Bogue, with a rare announcement slip at the front endpaper dated 1 July 1879 with change of address and business name, 1878. 8vo, viii 290pp, [vi] adverts + 32pp catalogue dated November 1878; original brown cloth gilt-titled on front cover and spine. First edition of this fascinating history and discussion on English folklore,… Read more
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cover of Shogaku Jorei Shikizukai [Elementary Illustrated Etiquette Book for Young Women]

Shogaku Jorei Shikizukai [Elementary Illustrated Etiquette Book for Young Women]

by (ETIQUETTE MANUAL)

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Published
1880
Condition
small splits in a few folds, two neatly reenforced
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First edition
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$2,200.00

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(Etiquette Manual) Shogaku Jorei Shikizukai [Elementary Illustrated Etiquette Book for Young Women]. Tokyo: Sonbe Okura, 1880. Composed and pictured by Adachi GINKO (1853-1908). 12mo, 7 inches high; 10 double-page accordion-style binding with vertical printed label on colored pictorial wrappers (small splits in a few folds, a couple neatly mended). First edition. Highly elaborate series of hand-colored woodblock diptych illustrations depicting etiquette lessons at a "finishing" school… Read more
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cover of Seven Poems ... set to music by E. I. Moeran.

Seven Poems ... set to music by E. I. Moeran.

by JOYCE (James):

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Published
[1930]
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very good overall
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First edition thus
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$600.00

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JOYCE (James): Seven Poems ... set to music by E. I. Moeran. Oxford: Oxford University Press [1930]. Folio, 20pp; stiff paper wrappers with printed paper label. First edition thus, the text selected from Chamber Music (1907), a song cycle beautifully arranged about a journey of love reflected through the seasons. Each piece depicts oneʼs experiences with love and nature through the various seasons of… Read more
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cover of Never Before Published.  TOM & JERRY ON HORSEBACK by a poor unknown [sic] artist.

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(Manuscript) Never Before Published. TOM & JERRY ON HORSEBACK by a poor unknown [sic] artist. No imprint or location, though clearly of British origin, dated on title-page, 1827. Slim oblong quarto, 15ff (unnumbered); contemporary gilt leather-backed spine with silk moire sides, leather corners on lower covers, lacking on upper corners. Light An apparently unpublished manuscript with excellent caricature drawings in brown… Read more
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cover of The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

by WILDE (Oscar)

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Published
1891.
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First book edition, deluxe numbered issue limited to 250 copies
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$30,000.00

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WILDE (Oscar): The Picture of Dorian Gray. London: Ward Lock and Co., 1891. First English edition, Deluxe printing on Japanese vellum, one of 250 copies (#43) SIGNED by Oscar Wilde. 4to, vii, [viii], 334 pp.; design binding by Robert Wu in gilt red goat morocco. A Landmark work in generating a basis of GLBTQ Literature.
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cover of [Animal Farm] Kolgosp Tvarin

[Animal Farm] Kolgosp Tvarin

by ORWELL (George)

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Published
1947
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First edition thus, only 2000 copies printed
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ORWELL (George): Kolgosp Tvarin [Animal Farm]. Translated into Ukranian by Ivan Chernyatinskii [Ihor Shevchenko]. [Munich:] Vidavnitstvi Prometei, [1947]. 8vo., [i]90[1] pp.; printed pictorial wrappers. Limited to 2000 copies, for distribution to Ukranian refugees. With a newly contributed preface by Orwell addressing the audience of this publication, and emphasizing his complicated feelings toward the Soviet regime. QUITE RARE.
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cover of Some Thoughts Concerning Education

Some Thoughts Concerning Education

by LOCKE (John)

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Published
1696
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Third edition, but newly enlarged (last edition issued in the au
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$1,250.00

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LOCKE (John): Some Thoughts Concerning Education London: A and J Churchill, 1695. 8vo., 374[2] pp.; brown spotted calf Third edition, Newly Expanded, First edition thus
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