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The Sorrows of Priapus
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The Sorrows of Priapus

By Dahlberg, Edward

New York: New Directions, 1957. First Edition #51 of 150 copies signed by author and artist. WITH extra plate signed by Ben Shahn laid in. With Drawings by Ben Shahn. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Original cream paper over boards. Fine in fine glassine slipcase. Shahn, Ben. First Edition #51 of 150 copies signed by author and artist. WITH extra plate signed by Ben Shahn laid in. With Drawings by Ben Shahn. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. WITH EXTRA SIGNED PLATE.

$600.00

The Delaware Water Gap: Its Scenery, Its Legends, and Its Early History
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The Delaware Water Gap: Its Scenery, Its Legends, and Its Early History

By (Pennsylvania, Delaware Water Gap) Brodhead, Luke Wills and [Jesse GRAVES, photographer]

Philadelphia: Sherman & Co., Printers, 1867. Illustrated by 9 [of 10?] vintage albumen prints of the region, mounted to stiff card stock with printed captions in red, and tissue guards. xii, [9]-220 pp. Without the folding map found in some copies. 1 vols. 12mo (images 3-1/2 x 3 inches). Publisher's maroon cloth. Spine ends worn, some light staining to boards, previous owner's inscription deleted from verso of frontispiece, some fading to images. Very good. Illustrated by 9 [of 10?] vintage albumen prints of the region, mounted to stiff card stock with printed captions in red, and tissue guards. xii, [9]-220 pp. Without the folding map found in some copies. 1 vols. 12mo (images 3-1/2 x 3 inches). With Vintage Photos by Jesse Graves. A beautiful guide to the region, and an excellent example of the photo-illustrated book of the day. Like many such books, the number of plates inserted by the publisher seems to vary: some have 9, some have 10, and no copy currently on the market notes a folding map. "Illustrated with 10 photographs by Jesse A. Graves of landscape subjects of the 'places of interest.' Graves of Delaware Water Gap is typical of talented professional photographers whose work is known to have been extensive but which has survived in a limited number of book pages." - The Truthful Lens. The Truthful Lens 27; OCLC 6825848 (listing 9 plates only, and no folding map)

$600.00

The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being A Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters that Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6
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The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being A Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters that Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6

By [Surtees, R. S.]

London: Published by Rudolph Ackermann, 1846. First edition, first issue. Illustrated by Henry Alken, with hand-colored title page, frontispiece and five other colored plates, and 43 wood engravings in the text. 326 pp. Cook and Co., Printer and Engravers, 76, Fleet Street. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in full green levant, spine slightly sunned, a.e.g. Almost fine. Alken, Henry. First edition, first issue. Illustrated by Henry Alken, with hand-colored title page, frontispiece and five other colored plates, and 43 wood engravings in the text. 326 pp. Cook and Co., Printer and Engravers, 76, Fleet Street. 1 vols. 4to. First edition, first issue, of Surtees' Hunting Classic. A finely bound copy of the classic work. Tooley notes "There are early states of some of the plates with the imprint dated Nov. 9th not Nov. 19th"; in this volume there are three such early states. Tooley 470, Schwerdt II, p. 232-33; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 359

$750.00

The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvel

By Ingoldsby, Thomas (pseud. of R. H. Barham)

London: Richard Bentley, 1887. Carmine edition. Engraved titles; portraits; plates by Cruikshank, Leech, and others; text illustrations and decorations. xii, 468pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full blue morocco, with 8 multi-color inlays on the front and back covers and 5 inlays on spine, a.e.g., silk endpapers, by Kelly & Sons, Binders for Brentano's (New York). About fine. Carmine edition. Engraved titles; portraits; plates by Cruikshank, Leech, and others; text illustrations and decorations. xii, 468pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Sadleir 156 (for first ed.)

$3500.00

Life in London or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and His Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis
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Life in London or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and His Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis

By Egan, Pierce

London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones., Paternoster-Row, 1821. First edition, first issue, with first music sheet unnumbered and no footnote on page 9 and the word "good-bies" in the first line of p.376. With 36 hand colored aquatints by I.R. and George Cruikshank, 3 folded leaves of engraved music, title woodcut vignette and other woodcuts in text. xvi, [1]-376 pp. Marchant, Printer, Ingram Point, Fenchurch Street. 1 vols. 8vo. Full crimson morocco, gilt borders on sides, with marbled endpapers, by Zaehnsdorf, 1912, with gilt extra stamp on back pastedown. Bookplate of Bayard Tuckerman Jr and two description slips pasted to front free endpaper. Cruikshank, I.R. and George. First edition, first issue, with first music sheet unnumbered and no footnote on page 9 and the word "good-bies" in the first line of p.376. With 36 hand colored aquatints by I.R. and George Cruikshank, 3 folded leaves of engraved music, title woodcut vignette and other woodcuts in text. xvi, [1]-376 pp. Marchant, Printer, Ingram Point, Fenchurch Street. 1 vols. 8vo. Hand-colored plates and fold-out music. First edition of this colorful classic, which engendered numerous sequels, parodies, and imitations, and remains delightful reading to this day. Abbey, Life in England, 281; Tooley 196; Cohn 262; Ray 111; Evans p. 44

$3000.00

Genesis. Twelve Woodcuts by Paul Nash with the First Chapter of Genesis in the Authorised Version
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Genesis. Twelve Woodcuts by Paul Nash with the First Chapter of Genesis in the Authorised Version

By Nash, Paul

Soho: The Nonesuch Press, 1924. No. 89 of 375 copies. With 12 wood engravings. 1 vols. Thin 4to. Black paper over boards, spine and upper board titled in gilt. Some wear to spine ends and edges, lower board rubbed and discolored, internally clean. Nash, Paul. No. 89 of 375 copies. With 12 wood engravings. 1 vols. Thin 4to. A beautiful and uncommon early Nonesuch production, printed at the Curwen Press, with engraving by British modernist Nash (1889-1946). Dreyfus 14; Castleman p. 108; Fletcher 42-53; Postan W42-W53

$1350.00

The Student's Tale of the Patient Grizelda

By Dulac, Edmund

1942. Watercolor on board, signed "Edmund Dulac" (lower right), titled and docketed in margin under mat. 12 x 13-1/2 in. Removed from frame and mat. Watercolor on board, signed "Edmund Dulac" (lower right), titled and docketed in margin under mat. 12 x 13-1/2 in. Beginning in 1924, celebrated Orientalist illustrator Dulac was commissioned by the Hearst magazine American Weekly to produce an annual series of cover illustrations on a literary or historical theme. This piece is the first of 8 covers illustrating scenes from the Canterbury Tales, and depicts a pivotal scene from "The Clerk's Tale," in which Griselda, exiled from her noble husband's home, returns to her father's house in rags. The Patient Griselda was a popular figure in medieval folklore, appearing in both Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, as well as subseuqent works by Petrarch and others. An impossibly virtuous common woman who marries (in Chaucer's version) a king, her virtue is tested when her husband torments her to prove her obedience and love. When he sends her back to her father, she voluntarily gives up her clothes, a sacrifice symbolically conveyed by her Christ-like posture in Dulac's illustration. Though Griselda's story most directly evokes the sufferings of Job, in Dulac's rendering of the scene, she is presented as a female Christ figure in the classical Western tradition. Although this moment in Griselda's is nominally one of defeat, this illustration conveys her religious sense of purpose and surrounds her with an incredulous father and weeping followers. Later in the story, Griselda's dedication is rewarded: her husband takes her back, and they live a long and happy life together. Literature: American Weekly, 9 August 1942, cover illustration; White, Edmund Dulac, p. 205

$22500.00

The Epping Hunt
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The Epping Hunt

By Hood, Thomas

London: Charles Tilt, 1829. First edition, with ads at end. Illustrated with 6 illustrations on wood by Branston and Wright, Bonner, Slader, and T. Williams; After the Designs of George Cruikshank. 29, [1], [2, ads] pp. Printed by Anne Maurice Fenchurch Street. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full mottled brown calf, gilt spine, a.e.g., with original printed wrappers bound in, by Bayntun Binders, Bath. Myer & Co booklabel. Fine. Cruikshank, George. First edition, with ads at end. Illustrated with 6 illustrations on wood by Branston and Wright, Bonner, Slader, and T. Williams; After the Designs of George Cruikshank. 29, [1], [2, ads] pp. Printed by Anne Maurice Fenchurch Street. 1 vols. 8vo. Fine 'Epping Hunt'. Cohn 406; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 193-94

$400.00

The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation . [with preface, "A Preliminary Cast" by R. B. Marston]
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The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation . [with preface, "A Preliminary Cast" by R. B. Marston]

By Walton, Izaak

London, 1911. The First Trade edition with the Thorpe illustrations. 25 colour plate and numerous illustrations by James Thorpe. [xvi], 167 pp. 4to. Original green cloth. Fine. Thorpe, James. The First Trade edition with the Thorpe illustrations. 25 colour plate and numerous illustrations by James Thorpe. [xvi], 167 pp. 4to.

$300.00

The Compleat Angler. Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of most Anglers
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The Compleat Angler. Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of most Anglers

By Walton, Izaak

London: Harrap, 1931. First Trade Rackham Edition. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. 224 pp. 4to. Original blue cloth. Fine. Rackham, Arthur. First Trade Rackham Edition. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. 224 pp. 4to.

$300.00

Houses
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Houses

By Despont, Thierry W.

New York: The Office of Thierry W. Despont Ltd, 1990. Private edition, unnumbered copy of a run of 1000. folio. Black publisher's cloth with gold text on spine and front cover. Original dust jacket, very slightly bumped at corners, else near fine. Thierry Despont. Private edition, unnumbered copy of a run of 1000. folio. This private edition of photographs of the work of architect Thierry W. Despont was published privately in celebration of the tenth edition of the Office of Thierry W. Despont in 1990.

$900.00

Archive of Florrie "The Florida Co-Ed" for Stringfellow Supply Co and later Striton Hardware as appearing in the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun
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Archive of Florrie "The Florida Co-Ed" for Stringfellow Supply Co and later Striton Hardware as appearing in the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun

By (Florrie, The Florida Co-Ed)

Gainesville, Fla, 1949. Aprox, 77 pen and ink drawings, with the newspaper cliping done generally for Wednesdays and Sundays. 8vo & 4to. In spiral rink notebook. Aprox, 77 pen and ink drawings, with the newspaper cliping done generally for Wednesdays and Sundays. 8vo & 4to.

$650.00

Evelina, or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World
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Evelina, or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World

By Burney, Frances

London: Geo. Newnes Ltd, 1898. First Edition, First Issue, with one page of ads at rear, printed one side only. With 16 full-page black and white illustrations by Rackham. xv, [i], 417, [3]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original slate-blue cloth, design in gilt and dark red, fine. Rackhamn, Arthur. First Edition, First Issue, with one page of ads at rear, printed one side only. With 16 full-page black and white illustrations by Rackham. xv, [i], 417, [3]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Rackham's Own Copy, Signed Twice. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY RACKHAM in pen on the front free endpaper: "Arthur Rackham / from the publishers on publication." The author's own copy, given to him on publication day, with his extra ownership signature in pencil on half-title. Arthur Rackham: A Bibliography, pp. 10-11

$1000.00

Three Autograph Letters signed ("Dr. Charles Munde") to various recipients
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Three Autograph Letters signed ("Dr. Charles Munde") to various recipients

By (Florence, Massachussetts) Munde, Dr. Charles

Florence, Mass, 1858. 3 pp. bi-fold, pen and ink in German, on illustrated letterhead, with three separate scenes depicting probably the water cure facility in Florence, Massachusetts. 8vo. Old folds, else very good. 3 pp. bi-fold, pen and ink in German, on illustrated letterhead, with three separate scenes depicting probably the water cure facility in Florence, Massachusetts. 8vo. The Florence Water Cure. Written by the distinguished hydropathic practitioner and medical author. The Florence Water Cure was established by African American abolitionist and former black activist journalist, David Ruggles (1810-1849). In 1841, ailing and almost completely blind, Ruggles joined a commune in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he began practicing hydropathic medicine, eventually establishing a water cure hospital in what is now Florence. After his death in 1849, Ruggles was succeeded by neurologist and German political refugee, Dr. Charles Munde (1805-1887). The author of several books including most notably, Hydriatic Treatment of Scarlet Fever in Its Different Forms, Munde was a follower of Vincent Priessnitz, who is generally considered the founder of modern hydrotherapy. Munde renamed Ruggle's hospital, the Florence Water Cure and by all accounts, the facility flourished, until it was destroyed by fire in 1865. Munde returned to Germany and served as the US Consul. He died in Goetze, Austria in February 1887. Munde is credited with the naming of the town of Florence, which was known by various names during its history. The area reportedly reminded Munde of Florence Italy, and it was a suggestion made by Munde that led the town to adopt the name.

$250.00

[The Civil War: dispatches and illustrations]
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[The Civil War: dispatches and illustrations]

1880. Newspaper clippings, maps and illustrations laid down on card stock and bordered in black ink, others extracted complete, plus some contemporary photographs. 31 vols. 4to & large 8vo. Half contemporary morocco and marbled boards, spines & boards gilt, t.e.g, bookplate of C.B. Farwell to front pastedowns. Newspaper clippings, maps and illustrations laid down on card stock and bordered in black ink, others extracted complete, plus some contemporary photographs. 31 vols. 4to & large 8vo. A remarkable collection of newspaper dispatches, maps, plans, portraits and illustrated scenes of battles and views. The run of dispatches provide a fascinating narrative of the Civil War from a decidedly anti-emancipation publication. The maps, portraits and illustrations are drawn from a variety of published sources, including The New York World, but many are coloured or engraved and on heavier stock. This set provides an incredible overview of how the Civil War was not only reported but depicted in a multitude of media. The bulk of the set consists of fourteen volumes of "Dispatches to the World Newspaper", spanning the period between January 1861 and June 1865. The New York World newspaper commenced publication in 1860 and was ongoing until 1931. It was a major organ for the Democratic Party and Joseph Pulitzer was its head from 1883-1911. In its first years, however, it was run by Manton Marble. In 1864 the paper was shut down for a short period having printed a document purportedly by Lincoln, but obviously forged. A third of the set is devoted to the Southern Rebellion. The ten volumes illustrating it are as follows: Plans, maps and battlefields; Forts and batteries, Military uniforms; Battle scenes and incidents; Emblems, Arms and Endurance; portraits; war pictures , many coloured patriotic covers by Charles Magnus a full page watercolour of greiving soldier(2 vols); scenes and views (3 vols). The remainder of the set comprises: Portraits of Army Officers (3 vols); Portraits of US Representatives (2 vols); Portraits of US Senators; and Portraits of Distinguished Men. The set was formerly owned and likely compiled for C.B. Farwell, whose bookplate adorns the front pastedown of each volume. This would be Charles B. Farwell (1823-1903), the former US Senator and Member of the House of Representatives. Farwell was a Democrat and this is certainly the type of set that might be owned by a politician whose philanthropy extended into education. Furthermore, the bookplate itself was printed in Chicago and Farwell was a representative for Illinois. He was a major benefactor of Lake Forest College.

$8500.00

The Old Maid's Prayer

By Woodward, George

London: Ackermann, 1801. Printed broadside with large hand-colored etching by Thomas Rowlandson after Woodward; printed text beneath by Woodward. 1 vols. Folio (11 x 18 in.). Mounted to stiff sheet. Rowlandson, Thomas. Printed broadside with large hand-colored etching by Thomas Rowlandson after Woodward; printed text beneath by Woodward. 1 vols. Folio (11 x 18 in.). Humorous Rowlandson Broadside. The initial Prayer in the series of broadsides Woodward & Rowlandson created in 1801 (17 in all) The letterpress, printed by Sprague of Bow St., was by Woodward who also usually constributed the drawing for Rowlandson to etch. The latter's style is indelibly stamped on these rollicking prints. Here, the old maid supplicates the goddess Diana to 'let me be not too vain of my beauty." Fine example early Rowlandson. Grego II, p. 30

$400.00

Photograph of three black men sitting outside clapboard-covered log cabin and shed
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Photograph of three black men sitting outside clapboard-covered log cabin and shed

N.p., 1900. Sepia-toned gelatin silver print, mounted on card. 8 x 13-7/8 inches (image). Matted and framed. Sepia-toned gelatin silver print, mounted on card. 8 x 13-7/8 inches (image).

$750.00

The Argonauts of the Amazon
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The Argonauts of the Amazon

By Kenyon, C.R.

London: W. & R. Chambers, Limited, 1901. First edition, 32 pp. of ads. With six black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in salmon pictorial cloth, very light wear to head and foot of spine, else fine. First edition, 32 pp. of ads. With six black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. 1 vols. 8vo. Rackham's Own Copy. An extremely nice copy. A very scarce book in any state, and here in its most desirable form: inscribed by the artist on the half-title, "Arthur Rackham, from the publisher on publication". Arthur Rackham: A Bibliography, p. 16

$1000.00

"La Bagatelle." composed by G. Cooke. Illustrated by Geo. Cruikshank
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"La Bagatelle." composed by G. Cooke. Illustrated by Geo. Cruikshank

By Cooke, G[eorge]

London: Leader & Cook, 63 New Bond St., corner of Brook St, 1840. Hand-colored engraved cover-title in five compartments (the center one being portraits of Cook and Cruikshank), with conjugate blank leaf; the name 'Cooke' and initials 'G.C.' on cover are written in musical notation. LACKING THE 17 pp. of ENGRAVED MUSIC. 1 vols. 4to (36.5 x 26.5 cm.). Hand-colored engraved cover-title in five compartments (the center one being portraits of Cook and Cruikshank), with conjugate blank leaf; the name 'Cooke' and initials 'G.C.' on cover are written in musical notation. LACKING THE 17 pp. of ENGRAVED MUSIC. 1 vols. 4to (36.5 x 26.5 cm.). Issued plain and colored. Cohn 161

$300.00

The Blue Bird. A Fairy Play in Six Acts. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
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The Blue Bird. A Fairy Play in Six Acts. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

By Maeterlinck, Maurice

London: Methuen & Co., Ltd, 1911. First edition with these illustrations. 25 mounted color plates after drawings by F. Cayley Robinson. xvi, 211. [1]pp. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in full blue morocco, stamped in gilt on spine and cover, a.e.g., for Asprey. Fine. Robinson, F.Cayley. First edition with these illustrations. 25 mounted color plates after drawings by F. Cayley Robinson. xvi, 211. [1]pp. 1 vols. 4to.

$600.00

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