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cover of The Holy Bible, Containing Old and New Testaments, Translated out of the Original Tongues, and With the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, by His Majesty’s Special Command. [Fore-Edge Painting].

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Glasgow: Printed by William Collins and Co., and Sold by William Collins, 1860. Finely bound example of the Holy Bible, published by famed Scottish publisher William Collins and decorated with a double disappearing fore-edge painting. Octavo, bound in full morocco elaborately stamped in blind with gilt titles to the spine, gilt inner dentelles, brass reinforced board edges and clasp,… Read more
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$2,500.00
cover of The Book of Common Prayer and Administration to the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The United Church of England and Ireland: Together with the Proper Lessons For Sundays and Other Holy-Days. [Double Fore-edge Painting].

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Oxford: Printed at the Oxford University Press, 1863. Finely bound Oxford University printing of the Book of Common Prayer and Administration to the Sacraments decorated with a double disappearing fore-edge painting. Small octavo, bound in full pebbled morocco with gilt titles to the spine, gilt inner dentelles, brass reinforced board edges and clasp, ribbons bound in, all edges gilt… Read more
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$2,750.00
cover of Where the Blue Begins.

Where the Blue Begins.

by Morley, Christopher. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

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Published
1922
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$75.00

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London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1922. First edition of Morley's classic canine story, wonderfully illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Quarto, original publisher's cloth, top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with four color plates and numerous line drawings by Arthur Rackham. In very good condition with light rubbing to the crown and foot of the spine. A nice example. "Morley admirably creates… Read more
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$75.00
cover of Casanova’s Homecoming.

Casanova’s Homecoming.

by Schnitzler, Arthur

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Published
1947
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$125.00

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1947. First edition of of Schnitzler's famous novella. Quarto, original boards. In near fine condition. Numbered 96 of 1499 examples. Artwork by Rockwell Kent. Originally published in 1922, Casanova's Homecoming was widely acclaimed. Unfortunately the original publisher went out of business. This large paper edition, published by Simon Schuster in 1947, was released according… Read more
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$125.00
cover of Amerique Septentrionale. Florides et Iles Lucayes. No. 62. [Map of Florida and the Bahamas].

Amerique Septentrionale. Florides et Iles Lucayes. No. 62. [Map of Florida and the Bahamas].

by Vandermaelen, Philippe Marie

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Published
1825
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$1,250.00

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Brussels: Lithographed by H. Ode, 1825. Rare hand-colored lithograph map of South Florida, the Keys and the Bahamas from renowned 19th century Belgian cartographer Philippe Vandermaelen's Atlas Universel. One page, the map displays South Florida and the Bahamas including major cities as of 1825 with numerous Native American trails and roads recorded and an inset text regarding the flora… Read more
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$1,250.00
cover of The Plays of William Shakespeare, Accurately Printed from the Text of the Corrected Copies, Left by the Late George Steevens Esq. and Edmond Malone, Esq. [Fore-edge Painting].

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London: William Tegg, 1861. Rare 19th century example of Shakespeare's collected plays. 12mo, bound in full crushed levant morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, elaborate gilt central emblem of Shakespeare to the front panel, engraved title page and tissue-guarded frontispiece, all edges gilt with a split fore-edge painting depicting portraits of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth. In… Read more
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$1,200.00
cover of Philip Johnson: Makers of Contemporary Architecture.

Philip Johnson: Makers of Contemporary Architecture.

by Jacobus, John M. [Philip Johnson]

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Published
1962
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$1,500.00

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New York: George Braziller, 1962. First edition of this work on the Pritzker Prize-winning architect. Quarto, original half cloth, illustrated Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Rosalind Greene Who gave me warmth and courage when both were most horribly lacking - in fondest memory. Philip Johnson." Two autographed letters signed and three typed… Read more
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$1,500.00
cover of Dickens and His Illustrators: Cruikshank, Seymour, Buss, “Phiz,” Cattermole, Leech, Doyle, Stanfield, Maclise, Tenniel, Frank Stone, Landseer, Palmer, Topham, Marcus Stone, and Luke Fildes.

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London: George Redway, 1899. Finely bound edition of Kitton's great work on the illustrators of Dickens' works. Quarto, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon bound in, top edge gilt, illustrated with twenty-two portraits and facsimiles of seventy original drawings here reproduced for the first… Read more
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$600.00
cover of Dance a Little Closer: Donald Brooks Original Pencil and Watercolor Drawing.

Dance a Little Closer: Donald Brooks Original Pencil and Watercolor Drawing.

by Brooks, Donald

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Published
1983
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$2,000.00

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1983. Donald Brooks was a fashion designer and creator of the "American Look" founded in the 1950s and 1960s. He had an immense passion for stage and film, designing well over 3500 costumes. His efforts were recognized by an Emmy Award and numerous other honors; he was also nominated three times for the Academy Award and once for a… Read more
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$2,000.00
cover of Denton Cooley Signed Heart Sketch.

Denton Cooley Signed Heart Sketch.

by Cooley, Denton

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$475.00

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American heart and cardiothoracic surgeon Denton Cooley famously performed the first implantation of a total artificial heart in a human when no heart replacement was immediately available in 1970. Cooley was also the founder and surgeon in-chief of The Texas Heart Institute, chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at clinical partner Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, consultant in Cardiovascular Surgery at… Read more
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$475.00
cover of Japanese Western Fashion Collection.

Japanese Western Fashion Collection.

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Published
c. 1800
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$1,500.00

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Japan, c. 1800. Collection of six plates depicting the traditional attire of countries west of Japan including England, Germany, Portugal, Holland, Denmark, and Russia. Folio, each painting housed in a custom mat with a mylar guard. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box. With the opening of Japan's ports for international trade in the 1860s, clothing… Read more
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$1,500.00
cover of The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again).

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again).

by Warhol, Andy

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Published
1975
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$450.00

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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. First edition of Warhol's classic work expounding his theories on love, fame, and success. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Warhol on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Herb Lubalin. Jacket photograph by Philippe Halsman. An exceptional example.
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$450.00
cover of Phantom Flowers: A Treatise on the Art of Producing Skeleton Leaves.

Phantom Flowers: A Treatise on the Art of Producing Skeleton Leaves.

by Tilton, J.E.]

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Published
1864
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$200.00

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Boston: J. E. Tilton and Company, 1864. First edition of this rare nineteenth century manual on the centuries-old practice of leaf skeletonizing. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt vignettes to the spine and front panel, illustrated with 6 tissue-guarded monochrome plates. In very good condition with the plates exceptionally crisp.
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$200.00
cover of Milton’s Paradise Lost.

Milton’s Paradise Lost.

by Milton, John. Illustrated by Gustave Dore. Edited and with Notes and a Life of Milton by Robert Vaughan, D.D

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Published
n.d
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$1,500.00

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New York, London, and Paris: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co, n.d. Deluxe publisher's quarto edition of Milton's Paradise Lost, illustrated by Gustave Dore. Quarto, original publisher's deluxe full morocco binding elaborately stamped in blind and decorated in gilt, gilt inner dentelles, silk-watered endleaves, illustrated numerous plates by Gustave Dore. Edited and with Notes and a Life of Milton by… Read more
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$1,500.00
cover of Napoleon: Raconte Par L’Image D’Apres Les Sculpteurs, les Graveurs et Les Peintres.

Napoleon: Raconte Par L’Image D’Apres Les Sculpteurs, les Graveurs et Les Peintres.

by Dayout, Armand. [Napoleon Bonaparte]

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Published
1895
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$1,250.00

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Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1895. First edition of one of the richest Napoleonic iconographies published. Folio, original publisher's full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, large gilt central insignia to the front panel, all edges gilt, watered silk endleaves, ribbon bound in, illustrated with hundreds of tissue-guarded chromolithographs. In near fine condition. Napoleon Bonaparte rose to prominence during… Read more
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$1,250.00
cover of Flowers From the Upper Alps, with Glimpses of Their Homes.

Flowers From the Upper Alps, with Glimpses of Their Homes.

by Walton, Elijah

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Published
1869
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$950.00

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London: W. M. Thompson, 1869. First edition of Walton's finely illustrated work on the flowers of the Alps. Octavo, original publisher's deluxe cloth decorated in gilt, illustrated with 12 chromolithographs after Walton's drawings in color. In very good condition. Most thorough and conscientious in the study both of form and color, British landscape painter Elijah Walton delighted in mountain… Read more
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$950.00
cover of Save Me The Waltz.

Save Me The Waltz.

by Fitzgerald, Zelda

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Published
1932
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$28,000.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. In 1932, while being treated at the Phipps Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Zelda had a burst of creativity. Over the course of her first six weeks at the clinic, she wrote an entire novel and sent it to Scott's publisher, Maxwell Perkins. When Scott finally read Zelda's book, a week… Read more
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cover of La Chine avec La Coree et les Parties de la Tartarie. [Jacques-Nicolas Bellin Eighteenth Century Map of China with Korea and Parts of Tartary].

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Paris, c. 1750. Rare eighteenth century hand-colored map of China and Korea by French cartographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19.75 inches by 17.5 inches. Over the course of a 50-year career, French hydrographer and geographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin produced many maps of particular interest to the Ministere de la Marine. . He also produced a… Read more
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$500.00
cover of Fionia vulgo Funen. [Seventeenth Century Joan Blaeu Map of Funen].

Fionia vulgo Funen. [Seventeenth Century Joan Blaeu Map of Funen].

by Blaeu, Joan

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Published
c. 1645
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$650.00

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[Amsterdam], c. 1645. Large seventeenth century hand-colored map of the Danish island of Funen by renowned Dutch cartographer Joan Blaeu. One page, hand-colored with two decorative cartouches. In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 26.5 by 22 inches. The son of renowned cartographer Willem Blaeu, Joan Blaeu's world map, Nova et Accuratissima Terrarum Orbis Tabula,… Read more
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$650.00
cover of Johnson’s Map of Asia.

Johnson’s Map of Asia.

by Johnson, Alvin J. and Benjamin P. Ward [Asia]

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Published
c, 1865
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$650.00

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New York: Johnson and Ward, c, 1865. Large hand-colored map of Asia by American cartographers Johnson and Ward. One page, hand-colored. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 21.5 inches by 19 inches. American cartographer Alvin Jewett Johnson began publishing maps of the United States in 1854 and atlases in 1860. His atlases remain… Read more
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$650.00