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Catalogue of the Eminent A. Edward Newton Collection formed by the late George H. Sargent. With Introduction by A. Edward Newton. Sold by Order of Mrs. Carrie F. Sargent at unrestricted Auction Sale through the Management of Charles F. Heartman, on Saturday December 19, 1931, at 3:40 P. M.
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Catalogue of the Eminent A. Edward Newton Collection formed by the late George H. Sargent. With Introduction by A. Edward Newton. Sold by Order of Mrs. Carrie F. Sargent at unrestricted Auction Sale through the Management of Charles F. Heartman, on Saturday December 19, 1931, at 3:40 P. M.

By (Newton, A.E)

Metuchen, New Jersey: Charles F. Heartman, 1931. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Boards. Fine. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed. Inscribed "Mr. W.D. Hanbridge will be amused to find the fantastic prices which these Newtonia fetched at auction. A tribute to George H. Sargent's many friends. A Edward Newton. January 22, 1932."

$250.00

The Ducal Estate of Stowe, Near Buckingham. The Historical Seat of the Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos and for some years the residence of the Late Comte de Paris. Messrs. Jackson Stops will Sell by Auction, at Stowe House, on Monday, July 4th, 1921, at 1 o'clock the Freehold of the Historic Mansion & Estate ... On the Eighteen Days following (from July 5th to July 28th ...) will be Sold the Contents of the Mansion ..
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The Ducal Estate of Stowe, Near Buckingham. The Historical Seat of the Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos and for some years the residence of the Late Comte de Paris. Messrs. Jackson Stops will Sell by Auction, at Stowe House, on Monday, July 4th, 1921, at 1 o'clock the Freehold of the Historic Mansion & Estate ... On the Eighteen Days following (from July 5th to July 28th ...) will be Sold the Contents of the Mansion ..

By (Stowe House)

Northampton and Towcester: Messrs. Jackson Stops, 1921. No. 769 of an unspecified number of copies. Illustrated with maps and plans (some folding) and photographs. 232, [4] pp, with broadsheet sale advertisement on green paper laid-in. Folio. Publisher's linen-backed printed boards with armorial coat of arms on upper cover. Occasional prices realized, generally for furniture and decorative arts lots, with one of two permits to view estate removed from rear. Light foxing to endpapers and edges, near fine. No. 769 of an unspecified number of copies. Illustrated with maps and plans (some folding) and photographs. 232, [4] pp, with broadsheet sale advertisement on green paper laid-in. Folio. A magnificent catalogue of the ducal estate of Stowe, historical seat of the Dukes of Buckinham and Chandos. The nineteen-day sale began with the Stowe mansion house and other estate properties, all described in detail, and continued with the contents of the buildings, "heirloom pictures, tapestries and historic furniture, by the World's Greatest Masters, Superb Statuary and Metal Work, important collection of Rare China, Porcelain, an immense assortment of other Objets d'Art, the Contents of the Magnificent Library, fine collection of Historic Letters and Manuscripts, the Valuable Gold Plate, Carvings and Panellings by Grinling Gibbons, Famous Classic Temples and Other Buildings and Bridges luxuriously built to designs by famous architects." The library, including letters and manuscripts, was sold on days 11 and 12 of the sale. Provenance: Colonel Seton of Mounie (his signature to front cover, armorial bookplate, and letters relating to sale tipped to front free endpaper)

$450.00

Bibliografie Ceske historie

By Zibrt, Cenek

Praze (Prague), 1912. 4to. Black cloth and marbled boards. Fine with unususal bookplate of Judr. Karel Hubacek. 4to.

$250.00

Out of the Ashes (Dempsey & Carroll)
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Out of the Ashes (Dempsey & Carroll)

By Carroll, George D., compiler

New York: Published by Dempsey & Carroll, The Art Stationers. Union Square (South-West Corner.), 1890. Illustrated. 1 vols. Small 4to. Original grey beveled cloth, stain on upper cover. Illustrated. 1 vols. Small 4to.

$250.00

The Family Receipt Book containing Eight Hundred Valuable Receipts in various Branches of Domestic Economy; selected from the Worksa of the most approved writers Ancient and Modern; and from attested Communications of Scientific Friends. Second American Edition
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The Family Receipt Book containing Eight Hundred Valuable Receipts in various Branches of Domestic Economy; selected from the Worksa of the most approved writers Ancient and Modern; and from attested Communications of Scientific Friends. Second American Edition

By (Cookery)

Pittsburgh: Randolph Barnes, Third Street, 1819. Cagle calls this edition the Third American edition, after First American 1818 Philadelphia edition and an 1819 New-Haven edition, originally published in London in 1810. xxxii, [25-408 pp. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, with 3/4 of an inch chipped off top of spine. Contemporary ownership signature of "John S. Turner 541 Dauphin Street Philadelphia." Very Good. Cagle calls this edition the Third American edition, after First American 1818 Philadelphia edition and an 1819 New-Haven edition, originally published in London in 1810. xxxii, [25-408 pp. 12mo. Cagle says it is not by Mrs. Rundell Chapter Vi is on Books: extract grease from leaves of books, method of cleaning dirty prints and books, bookbinder's paste, marble books on paper. Cagle 568; Lowenstein 83; Shaw and Shoemaker 1`819 n47937; Wheatron and Kerlly 2056 and 5341

$500.00

The History of Bookbinding.  525 - 1950 A.D. An Exhibition held at the Baltimore Museum of Art. November 12, 1957 to January 12, 1958
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The History of Bookbinding. 525 - 1950 A.D. An Exhibition held at the Baltimore Museum of Art. November 12, 1957 to January 12, 1958

By [Miner, Dorothy, editor]

Baltimore: Published by the Trustees of The Walters Art Gallery, 1957. First edition. 184 illustrations on 106 plates. xi, [i], 275 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Half red morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g., original wrappers bound in. A few scuffs to spine. Bookplate of Julia Parker Wightman. First edition. 184 illustrations on 106 plates. xi, [i], 275 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Breslauer, p. 40; Schmidt-K 811

$250.00

Autograph letter signed ("Benjn. West"), to Charles Burney, Jr, regarding Fuseli's lectures to the Royal Academy
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Autograph letter signed ("Benjn. West"), to Charles Burney, Jr, regarding Fuseli's lectures to the Royal Academy

By West, Benjamin (1738-1820)

Newman Street [London], 1803. 1 p. Addressed on blank conjugate leave, stamped. 8vo. Bifolium. Some wrinkling and old folds. 1 p. Addressed on blank conjugate leave, stamped. 8vo. Regarding Fuseli's lectures. In part: "I am sorry you should not have been present at Mr. Fuseli's two preceeding lectures in the Royal Academy; he will give one tomorrow night ... and the inclosed card [not present] will admit you ... Your station in the Royal Academy gives you the right of entrance into that Society at all public lectures ... I shall be happy to see you in your place tomorrow evening...." West became the second president of the Royal Acedemy in 1792, following the death of Reynolds, and still held the post at the time of this letter. Charles Burney (1757-1817)--son of the famous music historian of the same name--was a celebrated classicist, book collector, and headmaster of a school in Greenwich. His library of over 13,000 printed volumes was acquired by the British Museum in 1818 for the considerable sum of £13,500-- all the more remarkable considering in his youth he was expelled from Cambridge for pilfering Elzevirs from the library and selling them to London book dealers. He was the brother of the writer Fanny Burney and the explorer James Burney, who accompanied Cook on his second and third voyages. Burney was elected to the Royal Society in 1802, the year before this letter.

$2000.00

Svenska Bokband under Nyare Tiden Bidrag till Svenska Bokbinderhistoria. Första Delen 1521-1718. Andra Delen 1718-1809. Trdje Delen 1809-1880
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Svenska Bokband under Nyare Tiden Bidrag till Svenska Bokbinderhistoria. Första Delen 1521-1718. Andra Delen 1718-1809. Trdje Delen 1809-1880

By Rudbeck, Johannes

Stockholm: A.-B. Hasse W. Tullbergs Förlag, 1914. First edition, limited to 1,000 and 850 copies for Parts II and III respectively. Illustrated. xxx, 148, [2]; xxvii, 86, [2]; xxvii, 82, [2] pp. 3 vols. 4to. Half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Light staining and scuffing to covers, endpapers foxed. Booklabel of Petersen & Peterson of Copenhagen on rear pastedown. First edition, limited to 1,000 and 850 copies for Parts II and III respectively. Illustrated. xxx, 148, [2]; xxvii, 86, [2]; xxvii, 82, [2] pp. 3 vols. 4to. An important survey of Swedish bookbinding. Each of the three part begins with a brief survey of contemporary European bookbinding followed by a discussion of individual Swedish binders or binderies. Schmidt-Künsemüller 3560

$750.00

Les Relieurs Francais (1500-1800). Biographie Critique et Anecdotique Précédée de l'Histoire de la Communauté des Relieurs et Doreurs de Livres de la Ville de Paris et d'une Étude sur les Styles de Reliure
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Les Relieurs Francais (1500-1800). Biographie Critique et Anecdotique Précédée de l'Histoire de la Communauté des Relieurs et Doreurs de Livres de la Ville de Paris et d'une Étude sur les Styles de Reliure

By Thoinan, Ernest [psued. of Antoine Ernest Roquet]

Paris: Em. Paul, L. Huard & Guillemin, 1893. First edition, number 649 of 550 sur beau papier vélin mécanique. Folding view, 31 full-page and many smaller illustrations in text, title page in red and black, title device hand-colored. vii, [i], 416, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Three-quarter blue morocco and silk boards, gilt back, t.e.g. Bookplate of Julia Parker Wightman. First edition, number 649 of 550 sur beau papier vélin mécanique. Folding view, 31 full-page and many smaller illustrations in text, title page in red and black, title device hand-colored. vii, [i], 416, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A classic work on early French bookbinding, comprising a history of the bookbinding trade in Paris, a study of the progression of binding styles, and a useful biographical dictionary of binders. Breslauer, p. 42; Schmidt-K 3475

$750.00

Selections from the Famous Libraries of the Most Hon. the Marquess of Lothian
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Selections from the Famous Libraries of the Most Hon. the Marquess of Lothian

By (Lothian Sale) De Ricci, Seymour (Foreword)

New York: American Art Association, 1932. viii, 84 pp. 4to. Half brown morocco and cloth, wrappers bound in. Joints rubbed. viii, 84 pp. 4to. A landmark sale, with prices realized and, in some cases, buyer (Wells, Rosenbach, Beyer, et al), recorded in the margins. De Ricci, in his Foreword, describes this collection of 35 manuscripts and 135 books as "the most valuable and intersting to be sold by auction since the Robert Hoe sale ..." Scandal resulting from bidding arrangements made between Mitchell Kennerley and Barnet J. Beyer led to Kinnerley's dismissal by the auction house and his eventual suicide. McKay 9397

$250.00

Livres dans de riches reliures des seizième, dix-septièm et dix-neuvième siècles
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Livres dans de riches reliures des seizième, dix-septièm et dix-neuvième siècles

By Morgand, Damascène (Librairie)

Paris: Morgand, 1910. 50 plates. [iv], 95, [1] pp. Folio. Brown cloth, leather spine label, t.e.g. Spine ends a bit frayed, rear endpaper cracked. Bookplate of Julia Parker Wightman. 50 plates. [iv], 95, [1] pp. Folio. Important binding catalogued, listing 378 historic bindings. Compiled by Edouard Rahir. Breslauer, p. 40

$300.00

The Gentlemen's Hand-Book on Poker
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The Gentlemen's Hand-Book on Poker

By Florence, Wiliam James

New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1892. First American edition. Steel-engraved portrait frontispiece, illustrations of marked cards and other cheats. xi, [i], 195, [1], [4, ads] pp. 8vo. Publisher's lime cloth stamped in gold, white and black, t.e.g,. A beautiful copy. First American edition. Steel-engraved portrait frontispiece, illustrations of marked cards and other cheats. xi, [i], 195, [1], [4, ads] pp. 8vo. The rules and play of poker, with a chapter on poker sharps describing marked cards and other cheats. Jessel 511

$500.00

El Zapatero Librero y La Imprenta en Inglaterra (Dos Relatos). Traducción y prólogo por M. Cardenal de Iracheta
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El Zapatero Librero y La Imprenta en Inglaterra (Dos Relatos). Traducción y prólogo por M. Cardenal de Iracheta

By Knight, Carlos [i.e., Charles]

Valencia: Editorial Castalia, 1947. No. 68 of 100 copies on better paper. Frontispiece engraving of bookstore, three plates (one folding); illustrations in text. 79, [5] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Full red morocco, with gilt books on spine, pastepaper endsheets, t.e.g., bound by F.A. Recht, Madrid. No. 68 of 100 copies on better paper. Frontispiece engraving of bookstore, three plates (one folding); illustrations in text. 79, [5] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Translation of two selections from The shadows of the old booksellers (1865) by Charles Knight (1791-1873): from chapter XIV on James Lackington, "the Cobbler turned Bookseller"; and from the Appendix on the "progress of Printing and Bookselling in England". Third volume in the series Gallardo, colección de opúsculos para bibliófilos. A charming bibliophilic volume.

$225.00

A Shy Bird. The U.S. Copyright Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom
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A Shy Bird. The U.S. Copyright Edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom

By (Lawrence, T.E) Eilers, Charles

Upper Denby, [Huddersfield]: Fleece Press, 2018. One of 255 copies. Title page printed in red and black. With 24 illustrations (including a frontispiece portrait and inserted facsimiles). 156 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Art vellum shelfback and blue Strathmore paper over boards, french tips, morocco spine label. As new. One of 255 copies. Title page printed in red and black. With 24 illustrations (including a frontispiece portrait and inserted facsimiles). 156 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Just Published. "It seems, as with Doubleday, that Doran's salesmanship got in the way of truly understanding that Lawrence did not want to sell any copies." Monograph on the George H. Doran edition of T.E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars, produced in an edition of 28 copies to secure U.S. copyright protection, and notionally offered at the prohibitive price of $20,000 in 1926. With a census of copies. The binding is intended to evoke the edition binding of the Doran original. An engaging chronicle, an important work of bibliographic scholarship, and a beautiful book.

$225.00

The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages. Volume I: The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768-1771; Volume II: The Voyage of the Resolution & Adventure 1772-1775; Volumes III-IV: The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780

By (Cook, Captain) Joppien, Rüdiger & Bernard Smith

New Haven & London: Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 1988. First American Edition. Illustrated. xv, 247; xiii, 274; xxi, 233; 235-669 pp. 4 vols. Folio. Brown cloth. Fine in fine dustjackets. First American Edition. Illustrated. xv, 247; xiii, 274; xxi, 233; 235-669 pp. 4 vols. Folio. "Captain James Cook's three voyages of exploration to the Pacific between 1768 and 1780 were the first of the great European voyages of discovery to carry professional artists. The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages contains all the known drawings and paintings done for these voyages as well as a fascinating narrative and explanatory text by Bernard Smith and Rudiger Joppien. Volume III, describing Cook's final voyages, is of particular interest for its descriptions of the Pacific Northwest of America as well as Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands."

$750.00

An Iconography of the Engravings of Stephen Gooden. EDITION DE LUXE, WITH AN  ORIGINAL ENGRAVING OF MONKEY SIGNED BY THE ARTIST AND DATED 1943 as frontispiece
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An Iconography of the Engravings of Stephen Gooden. EDITION DE LUXE, WITH AN ORIGINAL ENGRAVING OF MONKEY SIGNED BY THE ARTIST AND DATED 1943 as frontispiece

By Dodgson, Campbell

London: Elkin Mathews, 1944. No. 111 of a limited edition of 160 copies, engraved frontispiece of monkey, signed by Gooden. With approximately 185 photographic reproductions of the artist's work, illustrating virtually all of his engravings up to 1944. xv, [i], 195 pp. Printed at the Curwen Press. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth, upper cover blocked with a device by the artist in gilt, vellum spine, t.e.g., small tear to edge of front free endpaper repaired without loss, else fine, in the original cloth slipcase. No. 111 of a limited edition of 160 copies, engraved frontispiece of monkey, signed by Gooden. With approximately 185 photographic reproductions of the artist's work, illustrating virtually all of his engravings up to 1944. xv, [i], 195 pp. Printed at the Curwen Press. 1 vols. 8vo. Stephen Gooden (1892-1955) was the most accomplished line engraver of his time. He illustrated a number of books, among them the Nonesuch Bible, Fables of La Fontaine, George Moore's The Brook Kerith, and Aesop's Fables, produced a notable series of bookplates, including a number for The Royal Family, and was the official designer to the Bank of England. Because his work invariably appeared in limited editions, which restricted the public's access to his work, he is not as well known--particularly in America--as he deserves to be, but his work is unsurpassed. This is the standard work on Stephen Gooden, and has not been superceded.

$450.00

The Italian Library. Containing an Account of the Lives and Works of the Most Valuable Authors of Italy. With a Preface, Exhibiting the Changes of the Tuscan Language, from the Barbarous Ages to the Present Time
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The Italian Library. Containing an Account of the Lives and Works of the Most Valuable Authors of Italy. With a Preface, Exhibiting the Changes of the Tuscan Language, from the Barbarous Ages to the Present Time

By Baretti, Giuseppe [& Samuel JOHNSON]

London: Printed for A. Millar, 1757. First edition. [ii], xciv, [1, errata], [1], 343, [1], [26, index] pp. 8vo. Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco spine label. Rebacked, preserving original label, new endsheets. First edition. [ii], xciv, [1, errata], [1], 343, [1], [26, index] pp. 8vo. The first paragraph of the preface was written by Baretti's friend Dr. Johnson. The work comprises an outline of the development of the Italian language and an annotated bibliography of works in Italian. Fleeman 57.2BIL; Hazen, pp. 15-6

$400.00

Papermaking by Hand in America
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Papermaking by Hand in America

By Hunter, Dard

Chillicothe, Ohio: Mountain House Press, 1950. Number 204 of 210 copies (200 for sale), signed by the author. Hand-colored photogravure frontispiece of Hunter's Mountain House with 96 facsimiles, 27 reproductions of early American watermarks, and 42 reproductions of ream wrappers on handmade paper intended to reproduce the original papers. Folio (16-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches). Half linen and decorated paper boards, edges untrimmed, laid into a morocco backed folding case. Number 204 of 210 copies (200 for sale), signed by the author. Hand-colored photogravure frontispiece of Hunter's Mountain House with 96 facsimiles, 27 reproductions of early American watermarks, and 42 reproductions of ream wrappers on handmade paper intended to reproduce the original papers. Folio (16-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches). Schlosser 41 "The last work of the Mountain House Press and the author's magnum opus, this book provides a history of American papermaking by listing and describing the first paper mill in each state from 1690 until 1811, six years prior to the introduction of the first paper machine into the United States. There are in the book 123 facsimiles of documents and watermarks and forty-two reproductions of labels used by these early paper manufacturers. The thick folio volume was to have been issued in an edition of 210 copies, but the author's own bibliography says that only 180 were completed. The book is printed on Dard Hunter's paper." Schlosser 41

$8000.00

Der Index der verbotenen Bücher
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Der Index der verbotenen Bücher

By Reusch, Dr. Fr. Heinrich

Bonn: Verlag von Max Cohen & Sohn, 1883. XII, 624 ; XI, 876 ; IV, 877-1266pp. 2 vols. Bound in three quarters crimon morocco, t.e.g. Fine. XII, 624 ; XI, 876 ; IV, 877-1266pp. 2 vols.

$450.00

Index librorum prohibitorum sanctissimi domini nostri Gregorii 16. pontificis maximi jussu editus
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Index librorum prohibitorum sanctissimi domini nostri Gregorii 16. pontificis maximi jussu editus

By (Prohited Books)

Rome: Ex Typographia Reverendae Camerae Apostolicae, 1835. xlvii, 405, iv, 2, [2], 4. 3,[1], 3, [1],2, 3pp. 8vo. Quarter contemporary vellum and marbled boards. xlvii, 405, iv, 2, [2], 4. 3,[1], 3, [1],2, 3pp. 8vo. Censorship by the Church.

$350.00

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