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Book-plate of Edmund and Jules de Goncourt

by Gavarni, [pseud. of Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier]

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1862
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Fine
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Burty's second state, with shadow emphasized
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$1,500.00

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1862. Burty's second state, with shadow emphasized. Etching on wove paper by Jules de Goncourt after a design by Gavarni, signed "Gavarni" in the plate. 2-5/8 x 2-1/4 inches (plate). Fine. Burty's second state, with shadow emphasized. Etching on wove paper by Jules de Goncourt after a design by Gavarni, signed "Gavarni" in the plate. 2-5/8 x 2-1/4… Read more
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Chinese Handmade Paper. With a Preface by Elaine Koretsky

by McClure, Floyd Alonzo

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Published
1986
Condition
Quarter black morocco and terracotta paper over boards. Very fine copy, with prospectus
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First edition, one of 325 copies
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$350.00

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Newtown, Pa: Bird & Bull Press, 1986. First edition, one of 325 copies. 123 pp. With thirty-nine paper samples. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Quarter black morocco and terracotta paper over boards. Very fine copy, with prospectus. First edition, one of 325 copies. 123 pp. With thirty-nine paper samples. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Taylor A42
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History of the War of the Independence of the United States of America ... Translated from the Italian, by George Alexander Otis

by (Calligraphy) Botta, Charles [Carlo]

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Published
1834
Condition
Speckled sheep, gilt. Rubbed and worn. Good. With a large vernacular calligraphic bookplate of John R. Wagner in first volume an
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Sixth edition
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$200.00

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New Haven: Nathan Whiting, 1834. Sixth edition. Illustrated with plates. 2 vols. 8vo. Speckled sheep, gilt. Rubbed and worn. Good. With a large vernacular calligraphic bookplate of John R. Wagner in first volume and his pencil signature in second volume. Sixth edition. Illustrated with plates. 2 vols. 8vo. Standard early history of the American Revolution, originally published in… Read more
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American Fishing Books. A Bibliography From the Earliest Times Up to 1948 Together with A History of Angling and Angling Literature in America. With Foreword by Charles A. Fox and Introduction by Henry A. Siegel (signed by each)

by Wetzel, Charles M.

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1990
Condition
Original three quarter green oasis goatskin over marbled boards, hand marbled endpapers, mahogany slipcase with hand-tied fly mo
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Deluxe Edition, no. 19 of 25 copies
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$2,000.00

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[Stone Harbor, N.J.]: [Meadow Run Press], 1990. Deluxe Edition, no. 19 of 25 copies. Illustrated. With photgraph of Wetzel (holding a violin) loosely laid in. With an orignal fly (a March Brown tied by Ed Shenk of Carlisle, Pa.) mounted on the spine of the mahogany slipcase. 235, [4] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original three quarter green oasis goatskin… Read more
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A Bibliography of Bibliography or a Handy Book about Books which relate to Books

by Sabin, Joseph

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1877
Condition
Early three quarters morocco and marbled paper boards, spine with raised bands. Small chip at head of spine, fading to spine
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First edition
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$225.00

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New York: J.Sabin & Sons, 1877. First edition. [2], [vii]-cl pages. 1 vols. 8vo (9 x 6 inches). Early three quarters morocco and marbled paper boards, spine with raised bands. Small chip at head of spine, fading to spine. First edition. [2], [vii]-cl pages. 1 vols. 8vo (9 x 6 inches). Sabin 74674; Taylor, A History of… Read more
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Flowers: A Series of Short Poems, original and translated: illustrated with figures drawn and coloured by Aza Curtis

by Curtis, Aza; E.W.B. (author and translator)

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Published
1827
Condition
Contemporary black morocco backed green silk boards, covers pictorially stamped in gilt, yellow endpapers. Worn at board edges,
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$4,500.00

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London: Privately printed at R. Martin's Lithographic Office, 1827. Lithographed throughout, 14 hand-coloured plates after Curtis. 1p. List of Subscribers in the rear. 4to. Contemporary black morocco backed green silk boards, covers pictorially stamped in gilt, yellow endpapers. Worn at board edges, bookplate removed from front pastedown. Lithographed throughout, 14 hand-coloured plates after Curtis. 1p. List of Subscribers… Read more
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The Decorative Work of T.M. Cleland, A Record and Review. With a Biographical and critical introduction by Alfred E. Hamill and a portrait lithograph by Rockwell Kent

by (Cleland, Thomas Maitland)

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1929
Condition
Publisher's vellum-backed cloth gilt. Publisher's slipcase. Minor wear to slipcase, else fine
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Copy number 46 of 55 copies signed by Cleland, with a special pr
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$1,500.00

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New York: The Pynson Printers, 1929. Copy number 46 of 55 copies signed by Cleland, with a special print by Cleland and a signed proof by Rockwell Kent. Color pochoir print signed by Cleland, titled The Advertising Man. Lithographed sepia proof portrait Signed by Rockwell Kent. Numerous plates and illustrations after Cleland. 4to. Publisher's vellum-backed cloth gilt. Publisher's slipcase.… Read more
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The Colonial Printer

by Wroth, Lawrence C.

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1931
Condition
Quarter blue cloth and marbled boards. Fine
Edition
First Edition, one of 300 copies
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$200.00

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New York: The Grolier Club, 1931. First Edition, one of 300 copies. 15 plates and tables iin the text. 272, [1] pp. Printed by the Merrymount Press. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter blue cloth and marbled boards. Fine. First Edition, one of 300 copies. 15 plates and tables iin the text. 272, [1] pp. Printed by the Merrymount Press.… Read more
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El Cantar de Cantares de Salomon

by (Printed on Cork) Leon, Fr. Luis de

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1946
Condition
Publisher's incised leather covers. Some wear and splitting to cork leaves, as usual. Cornelius J. Hauck bookplate
Edition
No. 39 of 250 (of 467 total) copies printed on cork
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San Felice de Guixols [Gerona]: José María Viader, 1946. No. 39 of 250 (of 467 total) copies printed on cork. Eight plates hand-colored and gilt by Juan Ribot, illuminated page borders and initials by Germán Viader. 151, [3] pp. PRINTED ON CORK. 4to. Publisher's incised leather covers. Some wear and splitting to cork leaves, as usual. Cornelius J. Hauck… Read more
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image of The Magnificent Library of the Late Robert H. Sayre, Esq. of South Bethleham, Pa. Part I ... : to be sold Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, November 6, 7, 8, 1907.  Catalogue compiled and sale conducted by Stan. V. Henkels, ETC.

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Philadelphia: Stan V. Henkels; Davis & Harvey, 1908. Three Parts. 100; 106; 129 pp. 855 lots. With printed prices. 3 vols. 8vo. Printed wrappers. Almost fine. Three Parts. 100; 106; 129 pp. 855 lots. With printed prices. 3 vols. 8vo. McKay, 6399; 6428; 6451
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Notice D'une partie de Livres en Velin, & d'une très-belle Collection d'Estampes du plus beau choix ... Après le décès de M. Thomas, Dont la Vente en sera Faite le Mardi, 19 Décembre 1780 ... maison de M. Desprez [caption title]

by (Auction Catalogue)

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Published
1780
Condition
Nineteenth century morocco-backed marbled paper boards. Upper cover coming loose, worn at corners
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$600.00

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Paris: G. Desprez, 1780. 10pp., plus additional blanks bound in the rear. 1 vols. Nineteenth century morocco-backed marbled paper boards. Upper cover coming loose, worn at corners. 10pp., plus additional blanks bound in the rear. 1 vols. Scarce 18th century auction catalogue, including a small collection of "livres en velin." We locate only a single example in… Read more
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image of Collection of mostly Barker_Co., Auctioneers (13 catalogues, including Henry Prose Cooper Collection, James E. Vail. Jr. Collection, The Acme Collectiobn, The Edward Trenchard Collection, Adolph Neustadt, Hon. James Emott, ) annotated priced catalogues, mostly accompanied with E.F. Patchen's marked bills and Bills also Schenck Art Gallery,  (Catalogue of Wm. Meikleham Estate)77 Cedar Street (with several bills) and one Fifth Avenue Auction Rooms

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New York: Barker Art Gallery 47 & 49 Liberty St, 1880. 8vo. Generally Very Good. In White ring binder. 8vo. Catalogues owned and annotated by E.F. Patchen of Patchen Bros. 51 New Street of NYC. Their firm was in mining One December,1883 catalogue has Georges Jules Victor Clairin's [misspelled Clarin in Barker catalogue](French, 1843-1919) painting Frou Frou which brought… Read more
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image of Catalogue of the collection of the late Peter Gilsey. part I : art, literature, history, and the drama ... : to be sold at auction evenings of January 20, 21, 22, and 23, 1903. WITH: Catalogue of the collection of the late Peter Gilsey. part II : art, literature, history, and the drama ... : to be sold at auction evenings of February 24, 25, 26, and 27, 1903. WITH: Catalogue of the collection of the late Peter Gilsey. part III : art, literature, history, and the drama ... : to be sold at auction evenings of March 18, 19, and 20, 1903. Anderson Galleries, Inc

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New York: John Anderson, Jr, Auctioeer of Literary Property, 1903. Illustrated. 3061 items. 3 vols. 4to. Black printed wrapper. Almost fine. Illustrated. 3061 items. 3 vols. 4to. McKay 5584; 5606; 5624
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The Library of George Gordon King (1807-1871) . Part I.-The Books. Catalogued upon the Dictionary Plan, with Notes. Part II-The Prints. Arranged chronologically according to Schools, Centuries, and Engravers, with Notes and References

by (King, George Gordon) Nolan, Joseph Allan, A.M., PH.D.

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1885
Condition
Bound in full red morocco, t.e.g., by R.W. Smith. Hinges neatly repaired
Edition
First edition. "Two hundred copies printed for private distribut
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$500.00

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Newport, R.I., 1885. First edition. "Two hundred copies printed for private distribution." on verso of title page and inscribed on following page "To the Mercantile Library/ with the compliments of/ George Gordon King (His nephew and namesake). [viii], 431; 327 pp. Part I printed by News Press. Volume II printed by Baker & Godwin, Printers. 1 vols. 4to. Bound… Read more
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A List of the Writings of Lewis Carroll [Charles L. Dodgson] in the Library at Dormy House Pine Valley, New Jersey [with:] A Supplementary List of the Writings

by (Dodgson, Charles L) Parrish, Morris L.

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1933
Condition
Full red morocco, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Some foxing and tanning to endsheets of each volume, errata slip to first volume tip
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First editions. Copies no. 49 of sixty-six numbered copies, the
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[Pine Valley]: Privately Printed, 1933. First editions. Copies no. 49 of sixty-six numbered copies, the first printed by Rudge, the second by Edward Stern & Company. Frontispieces, plates and facsimiles. viii, 148, [1]; xii, 116 pp. 2 vols. 4to. Full red morocco, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Some foxing and tanning to endsheets of each volume, errata slip to first volume… Read more
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Moral and Religious Poems

by (Fore-edge) Hemans, Felicia

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1850
Condition
Full contempoary publisher green morocco extra, a.e.g.. Label of S. Aylen 163, North Street, Brighton on front pastedown
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$300.00

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Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1850. viii, 262pp. 12mo. Full contempoary publisher green morocco extra, a.e.g.. Label of S. Aylen 163, North Street, Brighton on front pastedown. viii, 262pp. 12mo. With a fore-edge painting of Abington bridge.
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Collection of 18 works of Juvenile Literature given to Junius Spencer Morgan, nephew of financier J.P. Morgan

by (Morgan, Junius)

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Published
1884
Condition
All in publishers decorated cloth bindings. Generally fine, bright copies
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New York, London, etc., 1884. 18 vols. 4to and smaller. All in publishers decorated cloth bindings. Generally fine, bright copies. 18 vols. 4to and smaller. A group of children's books in superior condition from the childhood library of bibliophile-to-be Junius Spencer Morgan (1867-1932), nephew of financier and collector J.P. Morgan. Junius was closely affiliated with the Princeton University… Read more
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Diccionario Biográfico y Bbibliográfico de Calígrafos Españoles

by Cotarelo y Mori, Emilio, (1857-1936)

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Published
1916
Condition
Bound in quarter green morocco and cloth sides, red leather title labels. Ex Bernard Breslaur
Edition
First edition
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$450.00

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Madrid: Impr. de la "Revista de Arch., Bibliothecas y Museos, 1916. First edition. Illus. 453; 342 pp. 2 vols. 4to. Bound in quarter green morocco and cloth sides, red leather title labels. Ex Bernard Breslaur. First edition. Illus. 453; 342 pp. 2 vols. 4to.
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Cattle-Ranch to College the True Tale of a Boy's Adventures in the Far West

by Doubleday, Russell

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Published
1826
Condition
Half crimson morocco, rubbed
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$300.00

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New York: Doubleday, Page and Co, 1826. Illustrated by photographs, many (perhaps all) by L.A. Huffman (not credited but see Peterson, L.A. Huffman, p. 31). 347pp. Half crimson morocco, rubbed. Illustrated by photographs, many (perhaps all) by L.A. Huffman (not credited but see Peterson, L.A. Huffman, p. 31). 347pp. Family Presentation Copy, warmly inscribed to Nelson Jr. with love… Read more
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The Henry Davis Gift. A Collection of Bookbindings. Volume I: Studies in the History of Bookbinding [and:] ... Volume II: A Catalogue of North-European Bindings [and:] ... Volume III: A Catalogue of South European Bindings

by Foot, Mirjam

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
2010
Condition
Publisher's tan linen with red leather title label. Fine
Edition
Second edition of vol. I (one of 250 copies), first editions of
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(London): The British Library, 2010. Second edition of vol. I (one of 250 copies), first editions of vol. II (one of 750) and III. Illustrated with b/w photographs of bindings. 3 vols. 4to. Publisher's tan linen with red leather title label. Fine. Second edition of vol. I (one of 250 copies), first editions of vol. II (one of… Read more
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