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Old English 'Squire, The
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Old English 'Squire, The

by CARELESS, John [pseudonym]; RIVIÉRE & SON; [CHATTO, William Andrew]

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London: Printed for Thomas McLean, 1821. Scarce CopyWith Earliest WatermarksComplete With Half-TitleCARELESS, John [pseudonym]. [CHATTO, William Andrew]. The Old English 'Squire. "A Jovial Gay Fox-Hunter, Bold, Frank, and Free." A Poem in Ten Cantos. Illustrated with Plates, by One of the Family. London: Printed for Thomas McLean, 1821. First edition, earliest issue, a Large Paper copy complete with half-title; scarce. Tall octavo (10 3/8 x 7 1/8 in; 263 x 181 mm ). viii, 136 pp. Twenty-four hand-colored aquatint plates, including frontispiece, watermarked "Whatman 1821"; the plates in Abbey's copy watermarked "Whatman 1823."Bound by Rivière & Son in full green crushed morocco with French fillets, gilt tooled compartments, broad gilt dentelles. Top edge gilt. Plum endleaves. Spine sunned to warm brown. Bookplate of Graham M. Adee. A fine copy."The half-title is frequently missing" (Tooley).The story of the life of a somewhat debauched squire from birth until his bridle at marriage. "'John… Read more
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Old English 'Squire, The

by CARELESS, John [pseudonym].; [CHATTO, William Andrew]

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London: Printed for Thomas McLean, 1821. Scarce Large Paper Copy in Original BoardsFrom Chatto, Windless, and Careless, 1821CARELESS, John [pseudonym]. [CHATTO, William Andrew]. The Old English 'Squire. "A Jovial Gay Fox Hunter, Bold, Frank and Free." A Poem, in Ten Cantos. Illustrated with Plates, by One of the Family. London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean by Howlett and Brimmer, 1821. First edition, first issue, a Large Paper copy. Large octavo (10 7/8 x 7 3/8 in; 277 x 184 mm). viii, 136 pp. Half-title, hand-colored aquatint frontispiece and twenty-three hand-colored aquatint plates. Plates watermarked "J. Whatman 1821." Plates in Abbey's copy watermarked 1823.Publisher's original boards, rebacked preserving original spine with paper label. Uncut. Upper hinge near invisibly repaired. Faint offsetting of plates. A fine copy. With the leather bookplate of Joseph Widener. Housed in a later red cloth slipcase."The half-title is frequently missing" (Tooley) but it is present in this copy.Though no… Read more
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Sylvie and Bruno [and] Sylvie and Bruno Concluded
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Sylvie and Bruno [and] Sylvie and Bruno Concluded

by CARROLL, Lewis; DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge; FURNISS, Harry, illustrator; Bayntun of Bath, binder

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London: Macmillan and Co., 1889. A Superb Set of Sylvie and Bruno and Sylvie and Bruno ConcludedIncluding 'The Mad Gardener's Song'CARROLL, Lewis. FURNISS, Harry, illustrator. Sylvie and Bruno [and] Sylvie and Bruno Concluded. [each] With forty-six illustrations by Harry Furniss. London: Macmillan and Co., 1889 [and] 1893. First editions. Two octavo volumes (7 x 4 3/4 inches; 179 x 121 mm.). xxiii, [1, blank], 400; xxxi, [1, blank], 423, [1, blank] pp. With forty-six (ten full-page) illustrations by Harry Furniss in each volume. Each frontispiece with original tissue-guard. Verso of each title-page with small blue library accession number and a few leaves in each volume with the almost imperceptible blind stamp of the College of the Holy Names, Oakland, California.Bound ca. 1920 by Bayntun of Bath (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-ins). Full maroon morocco, covers ruled in gilt surrounding an elaborate gilt central panel, spines with five raised bands, decoratively panelled and lettered in gilt in… Read more
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C. Valerius Catullus Veronensis;
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C. Valerius Catullus Veronensis;

by CATULLUS, Caius Valerius; VOLPI, Gian Antonio (editor)

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Patavii: Josephus Cominus, 1737. The Best Edition of Catullus Yet Published"The Rare Veronese Gold Medal WinnerCATULLUS, C. Valerius. VOLPI, Gian Antonio (editor). C. Valerius Catullus Veronensis et in eum Jo: Antonii Vulpii Eloquentiae Professoris in Gymnasio Patavino Novus Commentarius Locupletissimus. Patavii [Padua]: Josephus Cominus, 1737. First separate Volpi edition, originally issued collectively with Albius Tibullus E.R., and Sex. Aurelius Propertius (1710), here with material not found in that earlier edition. Quarto (10 5/8 x 7 1/2 in; 270 x 189 mm). xl, 608, [1, errata], [1, colophon], [2, blank] pp. Title page engraving. Head- tailpieces. Historiated initial. Includes Vopi's essay, De Metris Catulli, commentary, bibliographical references and index.Contemporary full vellum. Calf spine label. All edges dappled in red and yellow. Stab-stitch holes manifest. Text block crisp and clean. A remarkable copy of a scarce book, here in its fine original eighteenth century vellum binding with… Read more
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Twenty Four Subjects Exhibiting the Costume of Paris
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Twenty Four Subjects Exhibiting the Costume of Paris

by CHALON, J[ohn] J[ames]

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London: Published by Rodwell and Martin, 1822. A Tall Copy and RareWith the Lithographic Title-Page[CHALON, John James, illustrator]. Twenty Four Subjects Exhibiting the Costume of Paris, The Incidents taken from Nature, Designed and Drawn on Stone by J.J. Chalon. London: Published by Rodwell and Martin, 1822.First edition. A Large Paper copy bound from the original four parts. Large folio (17 5/16 x 12 inches; 443 x 306 mm.). Lithographed title and twenty-four hand-colored lithographed plates. Plates printed by C. Hullmandel. The text is watermarked 1821 and the plates are watermarked J. Whatman 1821.Contemporary quarter tan roan over marbled boards. Spine decoratively tooled in gilt, black morocco gilt spine label. Joints a little rubbed. Armorial bookplate (unidentified) on front paste-down. A very attractive, remarkably clean copy with vivid hand-coloring.The plates are captioned: "La Marchande de Tisanne;" "Les Bonnes;" "La Petite Fruitiere;" "La Dame du Café;" "Le Café;" "Les Tondeuses de… Read more
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L'Art de Réussir dans le Monde
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L'Art de Réussir dans le Monde

by CHAM [Pseudonym of Charles Amédée de Noé].; Noé, Amédée de

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Paris: Martinet, 1855. The Art of Success in the World!An Ironic, Satiric Burlesque by ChamCHAM [Pseudonym of Charles Amédée de Noé]. L'Art de Réussir dans le Monde. Procédé Simple et Facile pour se Faire Jeter a la Porte en Fort peu de Temps. Paris: Martinet, [1855]. Large quarto (13 1/4 x 10 in; 337 x 254 mm.). Lithographed title with large hand-colored pictorial vignette, twenty hand-colored lithographed plates by Fernique after Cham, the plates containing three or more images (a total of sixty-two), each with droll captions.Publisher's red cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind, front cover decoratively lettered in gilt. Expertly rebacked in matching red cloth. Small rectangular sheet of paper tipped-on to the front end-paper with a short description of this book. A fine and clean copy.A very rare volume with OCLC/KVK locating only two copies in institutions worldwide, at the Victoria & Albert Library and Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire (Strasbourg). The book… Read more
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Album du Siége
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Album du Siége

by CHAM (pseudonym of Amédée de Noé); DAUMIER, Honoré

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Paris: Aux Bureaux du Charivari, 1871. Thirty-Nine Wonderfully Satiric Images by Daumier & Chamof the Siege of Paris by the Prussian army in the Winter of 1870-1871CHAM (pseudonym of Amédée de Noé). DAUMIER, Honoré. Album du Siége Par Cham et Daumier. Recueil de Caricatures publiées pendant Le Siege dans Le Charivari. Paris: Aux Bureaux du Charivari, [1871]. First edition. Large quarto (12 x 9 5/8 inches; 305 x 244 mm.). Pictorial lithograph title-page (Cham) and thirty-nine fine lithograph plates, ten of which are by Honoré Daumier and the rest by Cham. Publisher's red pebbled cloth over boards, front cover lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. Thirty-nine wonderfully satiric images of the siege of Paris by the Prussian army in the winter of 1870-1871, originally published in Le Charivari, and reprinted as an album in 1871 with a new image used for the title page.OCLC locates just sixteen copies in libraries and institutions worldwide (nine in the USA, four in the Netherlands,… Read more
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My Auto-Biography
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My Auto-Biography

by CHAPLIN, Charles

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London: The Bodley Head, 1964. Inscribed by Charlie Chaplin to his Friend Sam JosephCHAPLIN, Charles. My Auto-Biography. London: The Bodley Head, [1964]. First edition. Inscribed in black ink on the front free endpaper "To E. Joseph.-/Your friend/Charles Chaplin/Sept 30th 64".Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 216 x 140 mm.). [xiv], 545, [1, blank] pp. Publisher's red cloth over boards, front cover and spine lettered in gilt. Original dust jacket, spine very slightly darkened. A fine copy in an almost fine dust jacket.The recipient was actually Sam Joseph the partner of Jack Joseph in the renowned bookshop E. Joseph in the famous book street Charing Cross Road. Sam Joseph (1895-1985) married the actress Binnie Barnes (1903-1998) in 1931.Soon after he left the book business and he and Binnie Barnes moved to Hollywood where she appeared in many movies including The Private Life of Henry VIII, in which she had a leading role as his fifth wife Katherine Howard. Their marriage ended in 1936 and Sam returned… Read more
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Poems

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London: Printed for T. Payne and Son at the Mews-Gate, 1778. One of the Great Literary "Forgeries"[CHATTERTON, Thomas]. Poems, Supposed to Have Been Written at Bristol, by Thomas Rowley, and Others, in the Fifteenth Century. The Third Edition; to Which is Added an Appendix, Containing Some Observations Upon the Language of These Poems; Tending to Prove, That They Were Written, Not by Any Ancient Author, but Entirely by Thomas Chatterton. London: T. Payne and Son at the Mews-Gate, 1778. Third edition. Octavo. [2], xxvii, [1], 333, [1, blank] pp. One plate.Contemporary tree calf. Gilt-tooled borders. Gilt ornamented and decorated spine. Morocco spine label, gilt-lettered. Joints, spine head and tail, label and corners near invisibly restored. Contemporary signature to titlepage. A very good copy.One of the great literary "forgeries," the mythical Thomas Rowley was created by Chatterton shortly after he began writing poetry at the incredible age of 11. The manuscript was not published until seven years… Read more
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Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, The
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Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, The

by CHAUCER, Geoffrey; PERDIX PRESS; PHIPPS, Howard, illustrator

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Salisbury: Perdix Press, 1984. Superb Photo-Litho Facsimile of the Original 1476 Edition[CHAUCER, Geoffrey]. PERDIX PRESS. The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales... In the Original Text from Caxton's First Edition into Modern English by Nevill Coghill. Salisbury: Perdix Press, 1984. Number 3 of 10 copies signed by Mark Franklin (preface) and Walter Partridge (introduction). Small folio (10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches; 260 x 184 mm.). 80, [2], [1, limitation], [1, blank] pp. Title-page printed in red and black. Collation includes two woodcut illustrations by Howard Phipps and thirty facsimile pages of the original 1476 edition, with many of the initial letters in red. The woodcut on the verso of the half-title is signed in pencil "Howard Phipps 1984".Full dark brown calf, covers ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Housed in the original brown cloth slipcase. Loosely laid-in is a sample gathering (pp. 63-66) and an additional copy of the frontispiece signed in pencil by Howard Phipps. A very… Read more
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Essays of Elia, The
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Essays of Elia, The

by CHIVERS, Cedric, binder; LAMB, Charles; BROCK, Charles E., illustrator

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London: J.M. Dent & Co, 1900. A Fine Cedric Chivers Vellucent BindingCHIVERS, Cedric, binder. LAMB, Charles. BROCK, Charles E., illustrator. The Essays of Elia. [and] The Last Essays of Elia. With an Introduction by Augustine Birrell and Illustrations by Charles E. Brock. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1900. Two volumes bound in one. Small octavo (6 15/16 x 4 1/16 inches; 177 x 103 mm.). xxii, 294, [1, imprint], [1, blank];, xii, 254, [1, imprint], [1, blank] pp. Two engraved frontispieces and one hundred and sixty-two black & white illustrations, including decorative head and tailpieces, all by Charles E. Brock.Bound ca. 1906 in a fine pastel "vellucent" binding by Cedric Chivers (stamp-signed in gilt on rear lower turn-in), with a delicately hand-painted 'Art Nouveau' floral design. The front cover with three red flowers and a green vine design enclosing the title "The Essays And The Last Essays of Elia. Charles Lamb". Lower cover with a similar design but with just one red flower. Smooth spine… Read more
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Midsummer Night's Dream, A.
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Midsummer Night's Dream, A.

by CHIVERS, Cedric, Binder; SHAKESPEARE, William; BELL, Robert Anning, illustrator

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London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1895. An Outstanding Cedric Chivers 'Vellucent' BindingDesigned and Executed by Alice Shepherd with Great Dexterity and NeatnessCHIVERS, Cedric, Binder. SHAKESPEARE, William. BELL, Robert Anning, illustrator. A Midsummer Night's Dream Illustrated by Robert Anning Bell. Edited with an introduction by Israel Gollancz. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1895. First edition with the Robert Anning Bell illustrations.Small quarto ( 7 15/16 x 6 3/8 inches; 202 x 162 mm.). li, [3], 128 pp. Title-page and Act Headings printed in red and black. Profusely illustrated throughout the text including seventeen full-page.Designed and executed by Alice Shepherd ca. 1903. Full vellucent binding over beveled boards by Cedric Chivers (stamp-signed in gilt on rear turn-in). Front and back covers double ruled in gilt enclosing, a wonderfully intricate, yet very delicately hand-painted 'swirling' continuous design of pink roses with green leaves on stems, some with pink buds. The four large roses on each… Read more
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Oratione di Cicerone
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Oratione di Cicerone

by CICERO, Marcus Tullius

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Venice: Aldus, 1554. A Scarce AldineCicero Defends his Friend, Titus Annius MiloCICERO, Marcus Tullius. Oratione di Cicerone. In Difesa di Milone, Tradotta di latino in uolgare da Giacomo Bonfadio. Vinegia [Venice]: In Casa de figliuoli di Aldo [Aldus]; 1554. First edition in Italian of Pro T. Annio Milone. Small octavo (5 7/8 x 4 in; 150 x 100 mm). [2], 38 pp. Title and preface in roman; main text in italic within a narrow column with wide margins. Aldine printer's device to title-page and verso to E6. Contemporary limp vellum. Imperfect paper restoration to upper corner of preliminary leaf A2 with some loss of text to the first seven lines. Early inked ownership on title page later inked-out; one contemporary inked margin note, a few underlinings or margin marks. Final two leaves with worming to extreme gutter margin. Library shelf label to front paste-down endpaper. Withal, an excellent copy of a a rarely seen Aldine volume.Scarce; only three copies recorded by OCLC.The Pro Tito Annio Milone ad… Read more
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Glances At Character

by [CLARK, J., illustrator]

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London: Printed by Wittinham and Rowland for John Carr, , 1814. The Country Physician, and the Hogs[CLARK, J., illustrator]. Glances at Character. London: Printed by Wittinham and Rowland for John Carr, 1814. First edition. Octavo (7 x 3 7/8 in; 173 x 98 mm). vi, 158, [2, adv.] pp. Hand-colored aquatint frontispiece and seven hand-colored aquatint plates. Original quarter cloth over drab boards. Uncut. Some spots to boards, otherwise an excellent copy.A rare volume, scarce in the marketplace, with text and caricatures satirizing human personality.Little is known about illustrator J[ohn] Clark aka I. Clark. Prideaux notes that he "aquatinted plates to some thirty volumes, chiefly of travels." Where Prideaux cites a title by J. Clark she is kind, noting that his work along with others she mentions was "so much appreciated in their time."The plates:1. "Glances at Character" (Frontispiece)2. "Most maculate thoughts, master, are mask'd under such colours."3. [London Cousins]4. [The Bounce]5. [Fashion]6.… Read more
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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

by CLARKE, Harry, illustrator; ANDERSON, Hans Christian

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London: George G. Harrap & Company, 1916. The Rarest of all Harry Clarke's Signed Limited Editions[CLARKE, Harry, illustrator]. ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by Harry Clarke. London: George G. Harrap & Company, [1916].Edition De Luxe limited to 125 copies signed by Harry Clarke (this being No. 42). Large quarto (11 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches; 283 x 194 mm.). 319, [1] pp. Sixteen mounted color plates (all with captioned tissue guards), twenty-four black and white plates, and ten decorative tail-pieces, mostly repeated throughout the text. Additional line drawings for the frontispiece, title-page, list of illustrations, self-portrait tail-piece, and "The Tinder-Box" title-piece.Publisher's white vellum over boards, front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Scattered light foxing throughout not affecting any of the color or black and white plates. Aside from the foxing this is a fine copy, with the the gilt… Read more
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by CLOUGH, Arthur Hugh

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London: Macmillan and Co., 1877. Poems by Arthur CloughFlorence Nightingale's Devoted AssistantCLOUGH, Arthur Hugh. Poems. With a Memoir. Fifth edition. London: Macmillan and Co., 1877. Octavo (6 1/2 x 4 7/16 inches; 166 x 113 mm.). xxiv, 350 pp. Contemporary full olive green morocco, covers with tripe-gilt rules, spine with five raised bands, decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments, pale yellow coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Various ink inscriptions on front flyleaf. Near fine.Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861) was an English poet, an educationalist, and the devoted assistant to ground-breaking nurse Florence Nightingale. He was the brother of suffragist Anne Clough, who became principal of Newnham College, Cambridge.Clough's output was small and much of it appeared posthumously. Anthony Kenny notes that the editions prepared by Clough's wife, Blanche, have "been criticized ... for omitting, in the interests of propriety, significant passages in Dipsychus and other poems." But editing… Read more
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History of Johnny Quae Genus, The
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History of Johnny Quae Genus, The

by [COMBE, William]; [ROWLANDSON, Thomas, artist]

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London: R. Ackermann, 1822. The English Gil BlasIllustrated By Rowlandson[COMBE, William]. [ROWLANDSON, Thomas, artist]. The History of Johnny Quae Genus. The Little Foundling of the Late Doctor Syntax: A Poem, by the Author of The Three Tours. London: R. Ackermann, 1822. First edition. Octavo (9 11/16 x 6 1/4 inches; 246 x 159 mm.). [4], 267, [1, directions to the binder] pp. Hand colored aquatint frontispiece and twenty-three hand-colored aquatint plates. Pages 257-265 misnumbered 249-257, as usual.Original terra cotta cloth, covers blocked in blind, spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Original yellow coated end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Small rectangular engraved bookplate on front paste-down. Inner hinges expertly and invisibly repaired. A very fine and clean copy, the plates bright and fresh. Housed in a red morocco backed cloth slip-case."In 1822 Ackermann produced The History of Johnny Quae Genus, the little Foundling of the late Fr. Syntax. The text by Combe was illustrated with… Read more
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Adventures of Doctor Comicus or The Frolicks of Fortune
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Adventures of Doctor Comicus or The Frolicks of Fortune

by COMBE, William, after; RIVIÈRE & SON

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London: Printed for B. Blake, 1815. The First Dr. Syntax ImitationIn a Superb Inlaid Binding by Rivière & Son[COMBE, William, after]. [RIVIÈRE & Son, Binders]. The Adventures of Doctor Comicus or The Frolicks of Fortune. A Comic Satirical Poem for the Squeamish & The Queer. In Twelve Cantos, by a Modern Syntax. London: Printed for B. Blake, n.d. [1815]. First edition. Octavo (8 13/16 x 5 1/4 in; 224 x 132 mm). [2], 269, [1] pp. Fifteen hand-colored aquatint plates, including frontispiece and extra engraved title. Bound c. 1925 by Rivière & Son (stamp-signed) in full antelope brown crushed morocco with gilt fillets surrounding an elaborately gilt frame enclosing a reproduced portrait of Dr. Comicus from the extra titlepage comprised of multi-colored calf onlays. Spine compartments reiterate gilt decoration to boards. Broad turn-ins with gilt rules and corner-pieces. Moire silk endpapers. Expertly and almost invisibly rebacked with the original spine laid down. A very attractive example.One… Read more
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Chainbearer, The; or The Littlepage Manuscripts
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by COOPER, James Fenimore

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New-York: Burgess, Stringer and Company, 1845. The Growing Corruption of Civilization"James Fenimore Cooper's The Chainbearer in the Original Printed WrappersA Remarkable SurvivalCOOPER, James Fenimore. The Chainbearer; or The Littlepage Manuscripts. Edited by the Author of "Satanstoe," "Spy," "Pathfinder," "Two Admirals, " etc. In Two Volumes. New-York: Burgess, Stringer and Company, 1845. First American Edition. Two octavo volumes (7 11/16 x 4 9/16 inches; 196 x 117 mm.). [i]-iii, iv-vi, 7-212; [1-3], 4-228 pp. Publisher's pale buff paper printed wrappers. The wrappers have been noted by BAL in three different states. No sequence has been determined and the order presented is arbitrary. The wrappers may have been printed simultaneously. In the present copy the wrappers on volume I are in State 'B' with inner front "Mrs. Ellis's Housekeeping"; inner back "History of All Christian Sects..." and back wrapper with "The Great Book". The wrappers on volume II are in State 'A' with inner front "New and… Read more
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Journal des Demoiselles
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Journal des Demoiselles

by [COSTUME]; PRÉVAL, E, illustrator

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Paris & Bruxelles: Au bureau du Journal, 1869. Twenty-Eight Fine Hand Colored Costume PlatesIncluding Ten Double Page[COSTUME]. Journal des Demoiselles et Petit Courrier des Dames Réunis. Modes de Paris. Littérature, Beaux-Arts, Théatres, Économie Domestique. Paris & Bruxelles: Au bureau du Journal, [16th January - 16th December, 1869]. First edition. Large octavo (10 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches; 274 x 181 mm.). 96 pages of text printed in double column. Twenty eight hand colored plates of which ten are double-page, and one double-page black & white plate.Contemporary quarter purple calf over purple paper boards, spine with five raised bands, decorated and lettered in gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers. The Journal des Demoiselles... was published monthly from 1833-1892.Hiler, p. 486; Colas, 1568; Lipperheide, 4522.
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