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Bakst Designs For Sleeping Beauty BAKST, Leon, [illustrator]. PICASSO, Pablo, [contributor]. The Designs of Leon Bakst for the Sleeping Princess. A Ballet in Five Acts after Perrault. Music by Tchaikovsky. Preface by AndrÈ Levinson. London: Benn Brothers Limited, 1923. One of 1,000 copies this being number 394. Folio (15 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 388 x 294 mm). Two color vignettes and fifty-four full-page color plates by Bakst (printed in France), and a full-page portrait of Leon Bakst by Pablo Picasso. Quarter vellum over light blue fine-grain cloth. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A small snag to cloth on front cover as well as a very light scratch. A few light finger smudges. Overall a near fine copy. "In less than six weeks- his time was necessarily restricted- Leon Bakst composed, or rather improvised the six scenes and the three hundred costumes (a whole world of pictorial fiction) which the ballet contains." (From the forward) Niles & Leslie. HBS 67822. ... Read more

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Novels of HonorÈ De Balzac

BALZAC, HonorÈ de

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Limited to 1,000 copies BALZAC, HonorÈ de. The Novels of HonorÈ De Balzac. For the First Time Completely Translated Into English by George Burnham Ives. With Five Etchings by Alfred Boilot, Loys-Henri Delteil and Xavier le Sueur, After Paintings by Adrien Moreau. 1897. Complete in 53 octavo volumes. Limited to 1,000 copies, of which this is number 164. Original half red morocco over red cloth, gilt stamped spines with two blue-gray morocco labels, gilt-stamped. TEG. Edges bumped. Very good. George,. Royce. HBS 67644. $5,000

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Prince

BALZAC, Jean Louis Guez

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First English Edition of Balzac's "The Prince" BALZAC, Jean Louis Guez. The Prince. Written in French...Now Translated into English. London: Printed for M. Meighen and G. Bedell, 1648. First English edition. Twelvemo (5 1/8 x 2 7/8 inches; 130 x 73 mm). [82], 15, 163-326 pp. Bound without final errata leaf. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in modern full tan calf. Spine lettered in gilt. Dentelles in blind. Some light worming to top outer margin of leaves E9-K3, not affecting text. Fore-edge lightly soiled and chipped. Overall a very good copy. Balzac has been acclaimed for his prose innovations which lent a somewhat mannered precision and clarity to French letters. He is also credited with the development of a French national style of prose writing. That is, his emphasis on the "idiomatic elements" of the French language contributed significantly to "the development of the language on national lines" (Encyclopedia Britannica 1913, p. 301). Balzac's fame can be attributed primarily to his g ... Read more

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Aristippus

BALZAC, Jean Louis Guez

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First English Edition BALZAC, Jean-Louis Guez. Aristippus. Or, Monsr. de Balsac's Masterpiece. Being A Discourse Concerning the CourtWith an Exact Table of the Principall Matter. Englished by R.W. London: Tho. Newcomb for Nat Eakins, 1659. First English edition. Twelvemo (2 15/16 x 5 1/8 inches). [16], 159, [17, table] pp. Full speckled calf, rebacked to style. edges speckled light red. Inner hinges expertly repaired. Previous owner's small ink marking on title-page, not affecting text. A few pages with very light foxing. Overall a very good copy. "Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, essayist and stylist, a gentleman of the Angoumois, is remembered as having perfected French prose (as Malherbe perfected French verse), making it orderly and lucid, constructing the eloquent period (based on assiduous study of Latin authors, esp. Cicero), and so preparing the way for Pascal and Bossuet. His works, much admired in their day, include...Aristippe, on wisdom in political administration." (The Concise Oxford Dic ... Read more

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Story of Little Black Sambo

BANNERMAN, Helen

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First Edition of ìThe Story of Little Black Samboî BANNERMAN, Helen. The Story of Little Black Sambo. London: Grant Richards, 1899. First edition. Sixteenmo (4 7/8 x 3 inches; 124 x 75 mm). viii, 57, [1, blank], [1, printerís imprint], [1, blank] pp. Twenty-seven full-page illustrations by the author, engraved on wood and color-printed by Edmund Evans. No. 4 of The Dumpy Books for Children. Original pale green cloth lettered and stamped in dark green with ruled borders and vertical stripes. Spine very lightly sunned. Some very minor rubbing to ink stamping on boards. Previous owner's gift inscription on front free endpaper, dated 1900. free endpapers with some minor toning. A near fine copy of this very rare item, usually found in much worse condition. In a green cloth clamshell case with black ink vertical stripes to match the book's binding. ìHelen Bannerman (1862-1946) wrote this story during a long railway journey to India, after having left two small daughters to be educated in her nati ... Read more

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Life in Mexico

BARCA, Frances Calderon de la

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First Edition of "Life In Mexico" In Original Cloth BARCA, Frances Calderon de la . Life in Mexico. During a Residence of Two Years in That Country... Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1843. First edition. Two quarto volumes. Original full blue-green cloth, decoratively blindstamped on covers, gilt-stamped on spines. Spines sunned with a bit of wear to head and tailcaps. Overall, very good. HBS 66993. $850

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Discourse of the Felicitie of Man

BARCKLEY, Sir Richard, Knight

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An Important Shakespeare Source Book [SHAKESPEARE, William]. BARCKLEY, Sir Richard, Knight. A Discourse of the Felicitie of Man. Or His Summum Bonum. London: William Ponsonby, 1598. First edition. Small quarto (7 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches; 185 x 131 mm). [31, [1, blank], 155, 158-618 pp. Same as British Library copy, pagination skips 156-157 but collation is complete. With errata leaf, and two leaves with woodcut tree emblems with the authorís monogram (wone with tiny closed tear). Errata leaf and final woodcut leaf, misbound towards the front between leaves *3 and *4. Leaf *6 misbound before *5. Engraved head and tail pieces. Title-page with engraved headpiece and central anchor device. Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled boards. Spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Edges speckled brown. Outer hinges starting, but holding firm. Edges a bit rubbed. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Title-page and final leaf toned. Title-page trimmed short at top margin, not affecting headpiece. Various o ... Read more

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Peter Pan Portfolio,

BARRIE, J.M.

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"The Peter Pan Portfolio" In the Original Publisher's Box [RACKHAM, Arthur]. BARRIE, J.M. The Peter Pan Portfolio, by Arthur Rackham, from ìPeter Pan in Kensington Gardens,î by J.M. Barrie. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d., 1912]. One of 500 numbered copies, signed by the Publishers and Engravers/Printers, out of a total edition of 600 copies, this being number 330. Large quarto (21 3/16 x 19 5/8 inches; 539 x 500 mm.). [4] pp. Including engraved title-page and limitation statement. Twelve large proof size color plates mounted in mats with descriptive tissue guards. Original half vellum over light sage green cloth boards. Front cover lettered in gilt. New silk ties. All tissue guards present. Housed in the publisher's original printed box, missing one bottom panel flap and a few small chips to side flaps, some rubbing, especially to the top lid and a bit of old tape repair. Overall, a near fine copy. Of the 600 copies of this portfolio (which preceded the American portfolio by two years), one ... Read more

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Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents BARTLETT, John. Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents. In Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, and Chihuahua, Connected with The United States and Mexican Boundary Commision, During the years 1850-, 51, 52 and 53... In Two Volumes with Maps and Illustrations. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1854. First edition, issued simultaneously with the two volume edition. Octavo. Two volumes bound in one. Publisher's original brown cloth, decoratively blindstamped. Illustrated with 2 folding frontispieces, large folding map of US and Mexican border area, 14 tinted lithograph plates (including the Tucson plate not called for), 29 full-page woodcuts, and many smaller text cuts throughout. Spine rubbed along extremities, edges bumped. Overall, a very good copy of a very thick book. Howes. Howes. Streeter. Streeter. HBS 66997. $1,250

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Pentamerone; or, The Tale of Tales

BASILE, Giambattista

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The ìPentameronî Translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton BURTON, Sir Richard Francis, [translator]. [BASILE, Giambattista]. [SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, binder]. Il Pentamerone; or, The Tale of Tales. Being a translation by the Late Sir Richard Burton, K.C.M.G., of Il Pentamerone; overo Lo Cunto de li Cunte, Trattenemiento de li Peccerille, of Giovanni Battista Basile, Count of Torone (Gian Alessio Abbattutis). In two volumes. London: Henry and Co., 1893. First edition translated by Burton. Two octavo volumes (8 7/16 x 5 3/16 inches; 215 x133 mm). xvi, 282; vi, [283]-562 pp. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full tan calf. Boards ruled in gilt. Each spine with two black calf spine labels lettered in gilt. Spine heavily stamped in gilt with inlaid black calf flowers. Gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Gilt decorated endpapers. Original cloth covers bound in at the back of each volume. Rust spot on front free endpapers of volume one. Spine label of volume two lightly chipped. Otherwise a near fine set. I ... Read more

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Harmonies of Political Economy

BASTIAT, FrÈdÈric

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"Harmonies of Political Economy" Inscribed by the Translator BASTIAT, FrÈdÈric. STIRLING, Patrick James, [translator]. Harmonies of Political Economy. Translated from the French, with a Notice of the Life and Writings of the Author, By Patrick James Stirling. London: John Murray, 1860. First edition in English. Quarto. xl, 298, [2], 32, ads, pp. Inscribed by the translator on half-title. "Melville Lawson (?)/ With the translators best years." Publisher's original pebbled crimson cloth, decoratively blindstamped on covers and spine, gilt stamped on spine. Many pages un-opened. Housed in custom crimson cloth clamshell, gilt-stamped morocco label on spine. Hinges starting, minor soiling to front cover, rear cover with some bubbling, spine frayed and bumped on top and bottom. Overall, a very good copy. Einaudi. Goldsmiths'. Kress. HBS 67016. $1,500

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The Third Textbook of Physiocrat Orthodoxy BAUDEAU, Nicholas, AbbÈ. Premiere Introduction a la Philosophie Èconomique ou Analyse des …tats policÈs. Paris: Chez Didot; Delalain; Lacombe, 1771. First edition. Octavo. 8, ix-xii, 497, [3, priviledge] pp. Contemporary marbled sheep, smooth spine decorated and ruled in gilt, brown morocco gilt spine label, marbled endpapers and edges. A couple of small, widely- spaced foxing spots. A fine copy. Housed in a custom quarter brown morocco clamshell. Schumpeter lists this first edition as one of the four principle textbooks of physiocrat orthodoxy. 'The AbbÈ Nicolas Baudeau (1739-1792) began as an enemy [of physiocracy] but had his day of Damascus in 1766 and from then on proved a most useful popularizer and controversialist as well as an efficient editor (p. 225). The book is written in clear and simple language and met with great success as a general introduction to this important school of economic thought. Higgs states that this is Baudeau's best wo ... Read more

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Wonderful Wizard of Oz

BAUM, L. Frank

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First Edition of " The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" BAUM, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With pictures by W.W. Denslow. Chicago: Geo. M. Hill Co., [1900]. First edition, second state. With the following points: on p. [2], the publisherís advertisement has no box; on p. 14, line one begins ìlow wail of...î; p. 81, fourth line from bottom has ìpiecesî; p. [227], line 1 begins: ìWhile The Woodman...î; and the colophon is reset in thirteen lines with no box; with broken type in the last line of p. 100 and p. 186. The verso of the title-page has a press-printed copyright notice, with the ìRîís having tails that are on a line with the rest of the printing. Second state of plate facing p. 34 without the two dark-blue blots on the moon and the second state of plate facing p. 92 without the pink shading at the horizon. Quarto (8 5/16 x 6 3/8 inches; 211 x 165 mm). 259, [1, blank], [1], [1, blank] pp. Twenty-four inserted color plates (including title). Original light green cloth pictorially stamp ... Read more

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Wonderful Wizard of Oz

BAUM, L. Frank

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The Most Famous American Children's Book, First Edition of L. Frank Baum's Classic "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" BAUM, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With pictures by W.W. Denslow. Chicago: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900. First edition, first state of text. With the first state of the Moon plate facing p. 34, having the two dark blue blots on the moon. The publisherís imprint at foot of spine in red in plain, unserifed type, with ìCO.î set in ordinary fashion, (only a few unobtainable presentation copies with the green publisher's imprint we issued before this issue). The verso of the title-page plate is blank, bearing no copyright notice. Also with the following first issue points: on p. [2], the publisherís advertisements are boxed; on p. 14, line one begins ìlow wail on...î; p. 81, fourth line from bottom has ìpeicesî; p. [227], line 1 begins: ìWhile Tin Woodman...î; and the colophon in eleven lines and boxed, with the initial letter in color; with perfect type in the last line of p. 100 a ... Read more

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Ozma of Oz

BAUM, L. Frank

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Unusually Bright First Edition, First State of "Ozma of Oz" BAUM, L. Frank. Ozma of Oz. A Record of Her Adventures with Dorothy Gale of Kansas, the Yellow Hen, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, Tiktok, the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger; Besides Other Good People too Numerous to Mention Faithfully Recorded Herein. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1907]. First edition, first state, with all first edition, first issue points called for by Bienvenue and Schmidt; "The Reilly & Britton Co." on spine; "O" in Ozma present on 5th line, p. 11; p. 221 in color; publisher's advertisement facing half-title offers two titles: "Land of Oz," & "John Dough and The Cherub"; colored plates throughout with color pictorial endpapers. Quarto. Original tan cloth, pictorially stamped in red, black, yellow and blue on front cover, black, red and yellow on rear cover and black and red on spine. The slightest of wear to cloth extremities. Overall, a near fine and unusually bright copy. ... Read more

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Road to Oz

BAUM, L. Frank

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The Road to Oz BAUM, L. Frank. NEILL, John R., [illustrator]. The Road to Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1909]. First edition, first state (printed on multi-colored stock), with caption and page numeral on page 129. Large octavo. 261, [1, blank], [2, ads] pp. Numerous text illustrations by Neill. Printed on variously tinted paper stock. Publisher's primary binding of light green cloth, pictorially stamped on covers and spine in dark green, red, brown, and black. Spine imprint in upper and lower case, also indicating first state. Pictorial endpapers. Slight rubbing to spine. Overall, a very good copy, exceptionally clean and bright. HBS 67579. $2,000

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A High Spot of Mexican Lithography BAZ, Gustavo & E.L. GALLO. History of the Mexican Railway. Wealth in Mexico, In the Region Extending from the Gulf to the Capital of the Republic, Considered in its Geological, Agricultural, Manufacturing and Commercial Aspect, With Scientific, Historical and Statistical Notes. Mexico: Gallo & Co. Editors, 1876. First edition in English (the first Spanish edition was issued two years earlier). Folio (15 x 9 7/8 inches). 211 pp. With thirty-six tinted lithographs (including an additional title printed in three colors, two leaves of multiple portraits, a birdís-eye view of Mexico City, four city views and twenty-eight views of scenes along the railwayës route). Most of these lithographs are based on photographs and were drawn on stone by A. R. Sanchez, S. Hernandez, F. Poceros, J. Villanasa, and A. Orrelana. Folding lithograph map of Mexico by Iriarte. Modern quarter brown calf over marbled boards, gilt-stamped spine. Small "Surplus duplicate Library of Congress ... Read more

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Extremely Rare Quarto Edition in Royal Binding for Louis XIII BEAUFORT, J[ean] de. Le TrÈsor des TrÈsors de France, vollÈ ‡ la Couronne par les incogneuÎs faussetez, artifices & suppositions commises par les principaux officiers de finance. Descouvert ey prÈsentÈ au Roy Louis XIII. en l'assemblÈ de ses …tats gÈnÈraux tenus ‡ Paris l'an 1615. Par Iean de Beaufort parisien. Avec les moyens d'en retirer plusiers millions d'or, & soulager son peuple ‡ l'advenir. [Paris?]: 1615. First edition, in the extremely rare quarto format. [2], 140 (misnumbered 144) 28, 3, [1]pp. This is the copy dedicated to King Louis XIII and specially bound for him in full vellum entirely covered with gilt stamped fleurs-de-lys on both covers, with a gilt heart within a larger central fleur-de-lys, triple fillet gilt borders, gilt floral corner ornaments, and fleurs-de-lys on spine. This copy entirely "fleur-de-lysÈe." Housed in a custom brown calf clamshell, stamped with fleurs-de-lys on front and back, gil ... Read more

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Folle JournÈe, ou Le Mariage de Figaro

BEAUMARCHAIS, Pierre Augustin Caron de

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With the Suppressed Plates by Naudet BEAUMARCHAIS, [Pierre Augustin Caron de]. La Folle JournÈe, ou le Mariage de Figaro, ComÈdie en Cinq Actes, en Prose. Paris: de líImprimerie de la SociÈtÈ LittÈraireñTypographique, chez Ruault, 1785. First edition, second printing. Royal octavo. [li], 199 pp. plus the errata leaf and five engravings by SaintñQuentin. Together with the excessively rare suppressed suite of engravings by Naudet laid in at end. Full 19th century red morocco decoratively stamped in gilt; gilt board edges and dentelles; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Faint foxing, primarily to preliminary and terminal leaves. An extremely attractive copy. Housed in a custom quarter red morocco clamshell case. The suite of five engravings by Naudet was executed for an edition which was never printed, and the plates were subsequently suppressed. They are especially rare when seen with their full margins, as here. Le Mariage de Figaro, Beaumarchaisí masterpiece, influenced French lite ... Read more

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Folle JournÈe, ou Le Mariage de Figaro

BEAUMARCHAIS, Pierre Augustin Caron de

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The Marriage of Figaro BEAUMARCHAIS, Pierre Augustin Caron de. Le Folle JournÈe, ou Le Mariage de Figaro. ComÈdie en cinq Actes, en Prose. Representee pour la premier fois par les Comediens Francais ordinaires du Roi, le Mardi 27 Avril 1794. Paris: Chez Ruault, Librarie, pres. le Theatre, 1785. First edition, first issue. Octavo (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches; 193 x 121 mm). [4], lvi, 237, [1, blank] pp. With five plates after Saint-Quentin (the first four engraved by C.N. Malapeau and the fifth by Roi). Half-title present. Nineteenth-century full green morocco by Petit, triple gilt ruled borders, spine gilt in compartments and with central flower devices, gilt spine lettering, gilt board edges and turn-ins, densely gilt burgundy morocco doublures, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Typographic bookplate of Joseph Manuel Andreini (and an engraved Andreini plate right beneath it). Morocco-edged slipcase. A sumptuous presentation for this scarce and desirable title. Le Mariage de Figaro, Beaumarchaisí ... Read more

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