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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian
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by DAGLEY, Richard; GASPEY, Thomas

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London: John Warren, 1821. Dedicated To The Eye Of The ConnoiseurDAGLEY, Richard (illustrator). [GASPEY, Thomas. author]. Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian. A Poem. Illustrated by Twenty-Six Etchings, from Designs by R. Dagley. London: John Warren, 1821. First edition. Octavo. xxxix, [9], 184 pp. Twenty-six hand-colored plates. Publisher's original drab boards, expertly rebacked. Printed paper spine label. Untrimmed. Bookplate of John P. Kane. A fine copy.Rare, the last copy to come to auction was in 1999. The poem was anonymously written by Thomas Gaspey (1788-1871)."To the Admirers of those hasty Productions of the Pencil called Sketches, Gentlemen, In offering these subjects to your attention, I feel assured of every allowance on your part for their style of execution; and also that in your comments upon what the generality may call blots or scratches, you will lean to the favourable side, and pronounce them meaning and design. To those who are not gifted with your taste and feeling, I am aware… Read more
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by DAGLEY, Richard

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London: John Warren , 1821. The Humorous Trials of College LifeIn 26 Hand-Colored Etchings DAGLEY, Richard. Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian. A Poem. Illustrated by Twenty-Six Etchings, from Designs by R. Dagley. London: John Warren and G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1821.First edition. Octavo (9 1/4 x 5 5/8 in; 234 x 143 mm). xxxix, [3], 36-184. Twenty-six hand-colored etchings.Bound by Root & Son in later full calf with triple fillets, gilt-ruled and ornamented compartments with crimson morocco spine labels. Gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. With the bookplate of George Seton Veitch. A fine copy.Though well-represented in institutional holdings, the last copy of Takings seen at auction was fifteen years ago, in 1999."Richard Dagley (c. 1765-1841) was an English subject painter. He was brought up at Christ's Hospital, and at first made designs for jewellery. From 1784 to 1806 he exhibited domestic subjects at the Royal Academy. He then turned his attention to teaching drawing, but again appeared at the… Read more
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Two Years Before the Mast;
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Two Years Before the Mast;

by DANA, Richard Henry

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New-York: Harper & Brothers, 1840. Two Years Before the MastRichard Henry Dana's Account of his Sea Voyage from Boston to CaliforniaDANA, Richard Henry. Two Years Before the Mast; A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. New-York: V, 1840. First edition, second issue (without the dot over the i in the word in of the first line of the copyright notice, and with broken type on the running head on p. 9.) Binding B, state 2 (with the advertisement listings on the back cover showing: 1-121; 1-36; 1-27.) Publisher's tan muslin stamped in black. Muslin front joint split but inner-hinge of end-papers intact. Some light foxing but far less than is usually seen. Front paste-down with three small sealing-wax? stains. A truly amazing copy of this ridiculously fragile book. Chemised in a quarter green morocco slip case, spine lettered in gilt."It has been asserted and generally accepted, that there were two printings dated 1840; and, that the first of these may be identified by the presence of the dot over the i in… Read more
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Histoire générale de la danse
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Histoire générale de la danse

by [DANCE]. [BONNET, (Jacques)]

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Paris: chez d'Houry, 1723. One of the First Histories of Dance and BalletThe Exceptionally Rare First Issue of 1723BONNET, (Jacques). Histoire g√ɬ©n√ɬ©rale de la danse, sacr√ɬ©e et prophane; ses progr√ɬ©s & ses r√ɬ©volutions, depuis son origine jusqu'a pr√ɬ©sent. Avec un suppl√ɬ©ment de l'Histoirede la Musique, & le paral√ɬ®le de la peinture & de la po√ɬ©sie...Paris: chez d'Houry, 1723. First edition, first issue. Twelvemo (6 1/8 x 3 1/4 in; 156 x 82 mm). xl, 269, [3, adv.] pp. Head- tailpieces, initials. Bound c. 1875 by H. de Courmont (stamp-signed) in full navy blue crushed morocco with French fillets, gilt-rolled edges, gilt-tooled dentelles. Gilt-rolled raised bands, delicately gilt decorated compartments. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. With the bookplate of Avg. Anastas. A fine copy.The exceptionally scarce first issue, recorded only by Toole-Stott, the standard bibliographies noting only the 1724 second issue. OCLC records only two copies in institutional holdings worldwide; the… Read more
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Read's Characteristic National Dances;
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Read's Characteristic National Dances;

by [DANCE]. [CONCANEN, Edward, et al]

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London: Read & Co... Ackermann & Co.,, [1853]. A Presentation CopyThirteen Fine Hand-Colored Steel Engraved Plates Showing The Folk Dances of Many Lands[DANCE]. [CONCANEN, Edward. FROST, Thomas. MASON, R.H. & LOWNDES, Mrs.]. Read's Characteristic National Dances; Including a Series of Tales by Popular Authors. London: Read & Co... Ackermann & Co., n.d. [1853]. First edition. Presentation Copy. Quarto (10 7/8 x 8 1/4 in; 276 x 210 mm). [4], 101, [1, blank] pp. Thirteen hand-colored steel engraved plates heightened with gum arabic, including frontispiece and lithographed title. Plates dated Nov. 1, 1853.Publisher's crimson morocco-grained cloth (designed by John Leighton, b. 1822 - d. 1912), recased. Paneled in gilt in an arboreal motif, the front cover pictorially gilt-stamped with a scene of dancing around a maypole, rear cover with a large arabesque lozenge. All edges gilt. Spine extremes strengthened. Neat ink presentation inscription on front free-endpaper "Mrs. W.V. Patten. / with R.H. Mason's… Read more
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Descent of Man, The
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Descent of Man, The

by DARWIN, Charles; LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB; KREDEL, Fritz, illustrator; MONTAGU, Ashley (preface)

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Adelaide, South Australia: Printed for The Limited Editions Club, 1971. Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." DARWIN, Charles. The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex. With a Preface by Ashley Montagu and Drawings by Fritz Kredel. Adelaide, South Australia: Printed for The Limited Editions Club, 1971.Limited to 1,500 copies signed by Fritz Kredel, this being no. 1201.Large quarto (10 11/16 x 7 7/8 inches; 272 x 201 mm.). 384 pp. Illustrated throughout with numerous black and white drawings, some of which are full-page. Publisher's quarter green Oasis morocco over natural 'wood veneer' paper boards, spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Minimal fading to spine, still a near fine copy in the publisher's matching slip-case.Charles Robert Darwin, (1809-1882) was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his… Read more
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[Physionomie de L'Assemblée]
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[Physionomie de L'Assemblée]

by DAUMIER, Honoré

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Paris: Chez Aubert , 1849. Honor√ɬ© Daumier's 'Uber' Rare Physionomie de L'Assembl√ɬ©eThirty-One Superb Lithographs CompleteDAUMIER, Honor√ɬ©. [Physionomie de L'Assembl√ɬ©e]. [Physiognomy of the Assembly]. Paris: Chez Aubert, [November 10th, 1849 - February 18th, 1851].First edition. Folio (14 3/8 x 10 1/4 inches; 653 x 260 mm.). Thirty-one fine lithographed plates (complete), each with two images, all mounted on stubs. Lithographed by Aubert et Cie. Slightly later 19th century half black morocco over marbled boards, marbled endpapers.An exceptionally rare suite of plates, complete. Originally issued singly, here collected in one album. Plates slightly toned but still a remarkable complete set.The series Physionomie de L'Assembl√ɬ©e, was published in Le Charivari between November 1849 and February 1851, and comprised of thirty-one lithographed plates.Physionomie de L'Assembl√ɬ©e as well as Actualit√ɬ©s and Les Repr√ɬ©sentans Repr√ɬ©sent√ɬ©s from 1848-1850, represent Daumier (and publisher… Read more
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Cent et Un Robert-Macaire, Les
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Cent et Un Robert-Macaire, Les

by DAUMIER, Honoré; PHILIPON, Charles

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Paris: Chez Aubert et Cie, , 1839. An Exceptionally Rare Original Hand-Colored Copy[DAUMIER, Honor√ɬ©, illustrator]. PHILIPON, Charles. Les Cent et Un Robert-Macaire compos√ɬ©s et dessin√ɬ©s par M. H. Daumier, sur les Id√ɬ©es et les L√ɬ©gendes de M. Ch. Philipon r√ɬ©duits et lithographi√ɬ©s par MM***; Texte par MM. Maurice Alhoy et Louis Huart. Paris: Chez Aubert et Cie, 1839. First Quarto Edition, Hand Colored Issue. Two quarto volumes bound in one. (10 3/8 x 8 inches; 264 x 203 mm.). [viii], [200], [1], [1, blank], [4, advertisements], ; [viii], , [202], [1], [1, blank] [4, advertisements] pp. With 101 magnificent hand-colored lithographed plates, heightened with gum Arabic. A few text leaves with toning, some light scattered foxing which generally only affects the blank plate margins, still a very good copy of the excessively rare hand-colored issue.Contemporary red chagrin over silk paper boards, stamped in gilt. Smooth spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Front… Read more
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Musée pour rire, Le
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Musée pour rire, Le

by DAUMIER, Honoré; Gavarni; Alhoy, Maurice; Philipon, Charles

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Paris: Chez Aubert, 1839. With 150 Hand-Colored Lithographs,including Forty-Five by Honor√ɬ© Daumier and Forty-Two by Gavarni[DAUMIER, Honor√ɬ©, Gavarni, and others, illustrators]. [ALHOY, Maurice, Louis Huart, and Ch[arles] Philipon, editors]. Le Mus√ɬ©e pour rire. Dessins par tous les caricaturistes de Paris; Texte par MM. Maurice Alhoy, Louis Huart et Ch. Philipon. Paris: Chez Aubert, Editeur des Cent-et-Un Robert-Macaire, 1839-1840.First edition. Three quarto volumes bound in one (10 x 7 5/8 in; 251 x 193 mm.). [1, half-title], [2, title], [600] pp. With 150 numbered hand-colored lithographs heightened with gum arabic by Honor√ɬ© Daumier (forty-five), Gavarni (forty-two), Fr√ɬ©d√ɬ©ric Bouchot (twenty-two), Victor Adam (ten), Platier (seven), Benjamin [i.e. Benjamin Roubaud] (four), Bourdet (three), Pruche (three), Platel (two), Grandville (two), Edme-Jean Pigal (two), Alophe Menut (two), Charles Vernier (two), Charles-Joseph Travi√ɬ®s (one), and others.Bound ca. 1886-1890 by James… Read more
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Ces Amours d'enfans
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Ces Amours d'enfans

by DAUMIER, Honoré; BELIN, Auguste; PLATTIER, Jules

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Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie., 1850. Love These Children! But the Joys and Sweets of FatherhoodAre Extremely Scarce[DAUMIER, Honor√ɬ©. Henri-Daniel Plattel. Jules Platier]. Ces Amours d'enfans. Joies et Douceurs de la Paternit√ɬ©. Paris: Aubert & Cie, [n.d., ca. 1850]. Oblong octavo. Hand-colored lithographed title by Auguste Belin, and sixteen hand-colored lithographed plates heightened with gum arabic, eight by Daumier, the remaining by Plattel or Platier. [16 pp. at rear as Aubert catalog].Publishers blind-stamped leather-grain red cloth over boards, spine lettered in gilt, "121" in gilt to upper cover. A very clean. bright, and fine copy.Reversed restrikes from the Aubert series, Croquis D'Expressions, 100 lithographed prints originally appearing in Le Charivari 1838-1839, fifty-five of which were executed by Daumier, the remainder by Henri-Daniel Plattel and Jules Platier. All artist signatures have been removed and the hand-coloring is far more bright and vivid than the original issue prints… Read more
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Album des Charges du Jour
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Album des Charges du Jour

by DAUMIER, Honoré

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Paris: Charivari and Martinet, 1859. The Moroccan Sultan, Monsieur Prudhomme (a Stereotypical Bourgeois), and the Chinese EmperorThirty Fine, Humorous Lithographs by Honor√ɬ© DaumierDAUMIER, Honor√ɬ©. Album des Charges du Jour. 30 Lithographies par H. Daumier. Paris: Au Bureau du Charivari...et chez Martinet, [1859-60]. First edition. Oblong folio (10 3/8 x 13 5/16 inches; 264 x 338 mm.). Lithographed pictorial title-page and thirty wonderful plates lithographed by Destouches. Some light foxing to a few plates, mainly on the verso. Publisher's pictorial lithographed yellow paper wrappers, spine very slightly chipped at extremities, otherwise fine.A Wonderful example.This scarce album contains thirty fine and humorous lithographs by Daumier, which had previously appeared in the Le Charivari in the series: Actualit√ɬ©s, En Chine, Croquis de Chasse, Ces Bons Parisiens and Emotions Nautiques. The three figures featured on the front cover and the title-page are: the Moroccan sultan, Mr. Prudhomme (a… Read more
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Musée pour rire, Le
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by DAUMIER, Honoré; GAVARNI; BOUCHOT; Philipon, Charles

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Paris: Chez Aubert, 1839. With 50 Hand-Colored Lithographs,including Nine by Honor√ɬ© Daumier and Fifteen by Gavarni[DAUMIER, Honor√ɬ©, Gavarni, and others, illustrators]. [ALHOY, Maurice, Louis Huart, and Ch[arles] Philipon, editors]. Le Mus√ɬ©e pour rire. Dessins par tous les caricaturistes de Paris; Texte par MM. Maurice Alhoy, Louis Huart et Ch. Philipon. Paris: Chez Aubert, Editeur des Cent-et-Un Robert-Macaire, 1839Volume II only (of 3). First edition. Quarto (10 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches; 265 x 207 mm.). [i-ii, half-title, verso blank], [iii-iv, title, verso blank], [v-vi, Table], [200] pp. With 50 numbered (51-100) hand-colored lithographs heightened with gum arabic by Honor√ɬ© Daumier (nine), Gavarni (fifteen), Fr√ɬ©d√ɬ©ric Bouchot (seventeen), Benjamin [i.e. Benjamin Roubaud] (four), Bourdet (three), Grandville (one) and Edme-Jean Pigal (one). Heavy spotting in places but mainly to text leaves. Plates generally clean.Publisher's silk patterned paper over boards, covers decoratively stamped… Read more
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Yorick's Sentimental Journey though France and Italy, &c
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Yorick's Sentimental Journey though France and Italy, &c

by DAVID, Salvatore, binder; STERNE, Laurence

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London: Reprinted and sold by all booksellers in town and country, 1791. Laurence Sterne's Sentimental Journey Through France and ItalyIn a Wonderful Turn-of-the Century Inlaid Binding by Salvatore DavidDAVID, Salvatore, binder. STERNE, Laurence. Yorick's Sentimental Journey though France and Italy, &c. London: Reprinted and sold by all booksellers in town and country, 1791. Later edition. Four parts in one twelvemo volume (6 11/16 x 4 inches; 170 x 101 mm.). [ii], 279, [1, blank] pp. Six plates including frontispiece engraved by Stothard. Two stipple portraits 'Maria' and 'The Monk' engraved by Taylor after S. Shelley. Bound ca. 1900 by Salvatore David (stamped signed "S. David" on front turn-in). Full dark green crushed levant morocco, covers richly bordered in gilt with an inlaid red morocco strip surrounding an elaborate floral and basket-weave design inlaid in red morocco and stamped in gilt. Sine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in comaprtments with inlaid red… Read more
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Most Pleasant and Delectable Tale Of the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, The
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by DE SAUTY, Alfred; ADLINGTON, William, translator; LANG, Andrew, editor

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London: David Butt, 1887. A Fine Arts and Crafts Style Inlaid Binding by Alfred De Sauty[DE SAUTY, Alfred, binder]. ADLINGTON, William, translator. The Most Pleasant and Delectable Tale Of the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche. Done into English by William Adlington Of University College in Oxford. With a Discourse on the Fable By Andrew Lang, late Of Merton College In Oxford. London: David Nutt, 1887. Limited to five hundred and fifty copies. Octavo (7 5/8 x 5 inches; 193 x 125 mm.).[ii], [lxxxvi], [1,], [1, blank], 65, [1, blank]. With a Pre-Raphaelite engraved frontispiece, a wonderful etched engraving of Venus and the Sea-Gull by Scottish Artist Vereker Monteith Hamilton (1856-1931), and a small engraved vignette on the last leaf. Original front wrapper bound in at end.Bound ca. 1910 by Alfred De Sauty (stamp-signed "De Sauty" in gilt on front turn-in) in an Arts and Crafts style binding of full dark green morocco. Front cover with double gilt ruled border surrounding ten floral clusters with maroon… Read more
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Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The

by DEFOE, Daniel; MORRELL, binder

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London: Cochrane and Pickersgill, 1831. Robinson Crusoe - Finely Bound by MorrellWith a Portrait of Daniel Defoe and Sixteen Engraved PlatesDEFOE, Daniel. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a biographical sketch of De Foe, written expressly for this edition, and illustrations from original designs. In two volumes. London: Cochrane and Pickersgill, 1831. Two small octavo volumes (6 11/16 x 4 3/16 inches; 168 x 105 mm.). [iv], lxiv, 327, [1, blank]; [iv], 324 pp. With an engraved portrait of Defoe and sixteen engraved plates from the original designs.Bound by Morrell ca. 1920 (stamp-signed on verso of front endleaves) in full polished tan calf, covers with double gilt rules, spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in compartments, two maroon and dark green morocco gilt lettering labels, gilt board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A fine set.Daniel Defoe(1660-1731) was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, most famous for his novel… Read more
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Arabian Nights, The

by DETMOLD, Edward J., illustrator

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924. Edition DeluxeOf Detmold's Rarest Book[DETMOLD, Edward J., illustrator]. The Arabian Nights. Tales from the Thousand and One Nights. Illustrated by E.J. Detmold. London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1924]. Edition Deluxe, limited to 100 copies only, here bound without the signed limitation leaf. Quarto (11 x 8 1/4 in; 280 x 211 mm). viii, 240 pp. Twelve tipped-in color plates. Publisher's full pictorially gilt vellum. Very light stain on front board, spine gilt a little rubbed, some very light foxing to endpapers but still an excellent copy of Detmold's rarest book.Some deluxe copies were bound, as here, without the signed limitation leaf, the result, apparently, of the publisher printing more than 100 copies and deluxe binding the extra sheets. Detmold illustrated "a number of books of fantasy drawing... which show a vivid imagination, fine drawing and warm coloring" (Houfe, 115)"The Detmold twins were a unique phenomenon in British art, recognized by their… Read more
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The Fables of Æsop
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by DETMOLD, Edward J., illustrator

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. One of 750 Copies Signed by the ArtistAesop's Fables Illustrated by Edward J. Detmold with Twenty-Five Magnificent Color Plates[DETMOLD, Edward J., illustrator]. AESOP. The Fables of √ɬÜsop. Illustrated with 25 Drawings in Color by Edward J. Detmold. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. One of 750 copies signed by Edward J. Detmold, of which this is no. 467. Large quarto (12 1/8 x 9 7/8 inches; 308 x 250 mm.). 80 Un-numbered leaves. Twenty-five magnificent mounted color plates, some with slightly irregular shapes. Publisher's white buckram, front cover pictorially stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, publishers gilt emblem on back cover, top edge gilt, others uncut, plain end-papers except for small publishers' emblem printed in gray. Neat ink name on front free end-paper, spine slightly darkened and 'mottled' otherwise a very fine copy. Housed in the publishers white cardboard slip-case (repaired).An interesting feature of this book is the sometime slightly… Read more
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A Christmas Carol. The Chimes. The Cricket on the Hearth. The Battle of Life. The Haunted Man
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A Christmas Carol. The Chimes. The Cricket on the Hearth. The Battle of Life. The Haunted Man

by DICKENS, Charles; ROOT & SON, Binders

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London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. A Superb First Edition Set of The Charles Dickens Christmas BooksBeautifully Bound by Root & Son ca. 1920DICKENS, Charles. ROOT & SON, Binders. The Christmas Books. London: [Various], 1843-1848.[Comprising:]A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas... With illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. First edition, first issue, with "Stave I" reading. Sixteenmo (6 3/8 x 4 inches; 160 x 100 mm). [8], 166, [2, ads] pp. Complete with half-title and ads. Half-title printed in blue, title-page printed in red and blue, four hand-colored plates, and√ā¬† intertextual illustrations.√ā¬† Original endpapers bound in.[And:]The Chimes: A Goblin Story or some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and A New Year In. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845.First edition, second state of the engraved title. Sixteenmo (6 3/8 x 4 inches; 160 x 100 mm). [8], 175, [1, colophon] pp. Complete with ad for A Christmas Carol on verso of the first leaf. Engraved frontispiece,… Read more
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Mystery of Edwin Drood, The [and] John Jasper's Secret
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by DICKENS, Charles

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First Edition of Edwin Drood and The First 'Conclusion' - John Jasper's SecretUniformly Bound by ZaehnsdorfDICKENS, Charles. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. With Twelve Illustrations by S.L. Fildes, and a Portrait. London: Chapman and Hall, 1870.First edition in book form of Dickens's final work, left unfinished at the time of his death. Octavo (8 3/16 x 5 1/4 inches; 208 x 133 mm.). vii, [1, "Illustrations"], 190 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens ("Engraved by J.H. Baker, from a Photograph taken in 1868, by Mason & Co."), wood-engraved vignette title by J. Brown, and twelve wood-engraved plates, two by the firm of Dalziel Brothers, ten by Charles Roberts, all after Samuel Luke Fildes. Occasional marginal staining, wood-engraved plate facing p. 98 with small (1/4 inch) marginal tear. A very good copy.Together with:[EDWIN DROOD], MORFORD, Henry, attributed to]. John Jasper's Secret: Being a Narrative of Certain Events Following and Explaining "The Mystery of Edwin… Read more
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Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi
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Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi

by DICKENS, Charles; SPARKS, Timothy; BAYNTUN, binder; CRUIKSHANK, George

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London: Richard Bentley, 1838. The Most Celebrated of English Clowns"Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi Superbly Bound by Bayntun ca. 1920Four Magnificent Color Pictorial Inlaid CharactersHandsomely Extra-Illustrated[DICKENS, Charles]. BAYNTUN, binder. Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by "Boz." With Illustrations by George Cruikshank. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. [II.] London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, first issue, with no border around final plate and correct page listing in list of "Embellishments." Two octavo volumes (7 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches; 191 x 117 mm.). [i]-xix, [xx, blank], 288 pp; [i-ix, [x, blank], 263, [264, printers imprint]. Engraved frontispiece portrait in volume I, and twelve engraved plates by George Cruikshank. The frontispiece to each volume hand-colored (volume I. "Joseph Grimaldi" & Volume II. "Grimaldi's kindness to the Giant").Extra illustrated by the insertion of forty-eight engraved plates, eighteen of which are hand colored. Six of the hand colored plates are by F.W.… Read more
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