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Ibarrola, Gure etxean

Ibarrola, Agustin [Artist]; Corredor-Matheos, Jose; et al.

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Basauri: (Grafilur, Impresion y Encuadernacion (Printing and Binding), 1990. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good Minus. Ibarrola, Agustin. Quarto size, 118 pp., inscribed by Agustin Ibarrola, in Spanish and Basque. INSCRIBED by artist "A Suzanne mi abrago (?) / Ibarrola" in blue ink on the copyright page. A catalogue of an exhibit of the work of Spanish Basque painter and sculptor Agustin Ibarrola (b. 1930), known for his work expressing commitment to both social and environmental issues; laid into the book is a photograph, presumably taken by the prior owner, of Ibarrola's "Painted Forest" with the date of March, 1998. ___DESCRIPTION: Quarter black cloth with heavy cardboard covers, black endpapers, title page information in silver lettering on the front free endpaper, followed by a full-colour portrait of the artist in front of his work, copyright info on the verso with author's inscription in blue ink; chapters divided by black paper with cut-outs, samples of his work reproduce ... Read more

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The Ladies' Pocket Book of Etiquette

By A[rthur] F[reeling] (1838); Hester Sainsbury (Illustrations)

  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
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Waltham Saint Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good +. Number 41 of 500 copies, duodecimo size, 67 pp., with original dust jacket. Arthur Freeling, although having penned several books on etiquette including this work, as well as a "Railway Companion", never earned an entry into the DNB (Dictionary of [British] National Biography) and therefore we are unable to shed any light on his life. We find etiquette books such as this a delight to read, providing as they do glimpses into a world long gone. This book, for example, contains a chapter on the then-new "waltzing" with a warning to parents about the perils of unmarried couples touching; Mr. Freeling's "Gentleman's Pocket Book of Etiquette" includes a chapter on Duels. This charming publication by the Golden Cockerel Press contains four engravings on copper by Hester Sainsbury (b. 1890?) who, although apparently had no formal art training, illustrated books for the ... Read more

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The Three Policemen; or, Young Bottsford of Farbe Island

William Pène du Bois (Author and Illustrator)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very good +
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New York: The Viking Press, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/very good. First printing, octavo size, 92 pp. William Pène du Bois' (1916-1993) demonstrates his expertise in both writing and illustrating in this charming volume; Pène du Bois won the Newbery Medal for "The Twenty-One Balloons" in 1948, and, for books he illustrated, he was the runner-up for the Caldecott Medal twice. Pène du Bois brings a delightful visual interpretation to stories of imaginative, far-off lands, with elements of science mixed with the fantasy. Per Bader, "If one had to select a single Pène du Bois book for the Presidential library or a time capsule, the one that is Pène du Bois complet et parfait, it would be 'The Three Policemen'. . ." (p. 176). ___DESCRIPTION: Full grey-green cloth, line drawing in yellow on the front board, yellow lettering on the spine, black and grey endpapers illustrations of a fish hook in yellow, black, white, and grey, t ... Read more

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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White; The Earl of Cranbrook (Introduction); John Nash (Illustrations)

  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1972. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Nash, John. No. 351 of 1500, quarto size, 276 pp., signed by John Nash, with LEC Monthly Newsletter and Announcement. A collection of letters written by naturalist Gilbert White (1720-1793), this volume details the plant and animal life in the region around Selborne, the parish in which White lived and worked as a cleric; the letters were written to Thomas Pennant and Daines Barrington, naturalists and friends of White. The book describes the natural world of eighteenth-century England in a scientific and accessible way. Illustrating this volume is John Nash (1897-1977), a British painter and botanical artist, who renders the gentle landscapes and animals in the text with clarity and simple beauty. ___DESCRIPTION: Quarter brown leather with green paper boards with an allover pattern in white drawn by John Nash, gilt lettering on the spine, top edge stained green, tan endpapers, title page with line drawing in black by Nash ... Read more

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Candide, or Optimism

Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire; Anatole Broyard (Introduction); May Neama (Illustrations)

  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1973. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Neama, May. No. 351 of 1500 copies, quarto size, 141 pp., signed by May Neama, with LEC Monthly Newsletter and Announcement. A master of letters and wit, French writer Francois-Marie Arouet, best known by his pen name Voltaire, wrote on numerous subjects and in numerous forms, often advocating for civil liberties and criticising institutions such as the Catholic Church. "Candide" remains his best known work, a satire critical of the German philosopher Leibniz and his optimism. This publication by the Limited Editions Club is illustrated by May Neama, whose watercolours, though colourful and playful, illuminate the tension in the story as Candide's colourful and optimistic world is shaken and ultimately dismantled as he experiences hardships in the world. ___DESCRIPTION: Quarter white leather with maroon cloth boards, gilt lettering and ornaments inside a white rectangle diagonally across the front and re ... Read more

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The Stories of O. Henry

O. Henry; Harry Hansen (Editor); John Groth (Illustrations)

  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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New York: The Limited Editions Club [printed at the Lane Press], 1965. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Groth, John. No. 351 of 1500, quarto size, 384 pp., signed by John Groth, with announcement and LEC Monthly Letter. A master of the short story form, William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was a prolific writer whose works are known for their gentle humour and twist endings; his story "The Gift of the Magi" is perhaps his best known and most beloved tale, with numerous adaptations and parodies having been made since its publication. This volume by The Limited Editions Club contains an array of stories by O. Henry, with illustrations by American painter John Groth (1908-1988), whose animated mark making renders the characters and scenes of the stories with a spirited energy. ___DESCRIPTION: Full olive-striped cloth, red leather spine label with gilt lettering, ruled borders, and ornaments, title page with illustration by John Groth in brown, full-colour ... Read more

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The Giant

William Pène du Bois (Author and Illustrator)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very good +
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New York: The Viking Press, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/good +. First printing, octavo size, 125 pp., with original pencil sketch on the front endpapers, inscribed by William Pène du Bois. William Pène du Bois' (1916-1993) demonstrates his expertise in both writing and illustrating in this charming volume; Pène du Bois won the Newbery Medal for "The Twenty-One Balloons" in 1948, and, for books he illustrated, he was the runner-up for the Caldecott Medal twice. Pène du Bois brings a delightful visual interpretation to stories of imaginative, far-off lands, with elements of science mixed with the fantasy. "The Giant" tells of the difficulties of a boy who stands seven stories high, and how, with the help of the narrator, he finds his place in the world; the book is replete with Pène du Bois' spontaneous and playful illustrations, showing the creative ways that El Muchacho interacts with a landscape that simply cannot contain him. ... Read more

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Lion

William Pène du Bois (Author and Illustrator)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very good +
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New York: The Viking Press, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/near fine. William Pène du Bois. First printing, quarto size, 37 pp. "Lion" tells the story of the creation of animals, in a place called the Animal Factory, where artists design all the different animals of the world; one artist in particular struggles with his design of a new animal, the lion. William Pène du Bois (1916-1993) demonstrates his expertise in both writing and illustrating in this charming volume; Pène du Bois won the Newbery Medal for his book "The Twenty-One Balloons" in 1948, and, for books he illustrated, he was the runner-up for the Caldecott Medal twice, one of which was for "Lion". The book is replete with Pène du Bois' illustrations, both in black and white and in colour, accompanying a creative tale of art and animals. ___DESCRIPTION: Quarter beige cloth with yellow cloth boards, orange illustrations of lions debossed upon the beige cloth on the f ... Read more

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Maud Humphrey's Mother Goose

Mother Goose; Maud Humphrey (Illustrator)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very good +
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New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1891. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. Humphrey, Maud. First printing, quarto size, [46] pp. A collection of the nursery rhymes of Mother Goose, including classic children's verses such as "Jack and Jill", "Little Miss Muffett", and "Little Bo Peep", this volume is lusciously illustrated by American watercolourist Maud Humphrey (1868-1940); a very successful commercial illustrator, Humphrey was the mother of famed actor Humphrey Bogart, whom she would use as a model when he was a child. Throughout her career, Humphrey illustrated numerous books, calendars, and greeting cards, earning over $50,000 a year, a considerable sum at the time. Her sweet depictions of children perfectly capture the playfulness and charm of Mother Goose; each verse has its own colour illustration, with the text printed in calligraphic lettering. The beautiful, soft colours and contours of the illustrations create a unique reading of these beloved nurs ... Read more

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The Twenty-One Balloons

William Pène du Bois (Author and Illustrator)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very good +
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New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/very good. Pène du Bois, William. First printing, octavo size, 188 pp., inscribed by William Pène du Bois with an original watercolour by him on the front free endpaper. A whimsical tale of adventure by ballooning, "The Twenty-One Balloons" demonstrates William Pène du Bois' (1916-1993) expertise in both writing and illustrating. Pène du Bois won the Newbery Medal for this book in 1948, and, for books he illustrated, he was the runner-up for the Caldecott Medal twice. Pène du Bois brings a charming visual interpretation to stories of imaginative, far-off lands, with elements of science mixed with the fantasy. In addition to numerous black-and-white illustrations, this volume has an original watercolour by Pène du Bois on the front free endpaper, incredibly detailed and brilliant with colour, of four clown/acrobats perched one on top of another, balancing various items and holdin ... Read more

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Otto in Africa

William Pène du Bois (Author and Illustrator)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. First printing, quarto size, 38 pp. William Pène du Bois' (1916-1993) demonstrates his expertise in both writing and illustrating in this charming volume; Pène du Bois won the Newbery Medal for "The Twenty-One Balloons" in 1948, and, for books he illustrated, he was the runner-up for the Caldecott Medal twice. Pène du Bois brings a delightful visual interpretation to stories of imaginative, far-off lands, with elements of science mixed with the fantasy. ___DESCRIPTION: Full yellow cloth, white decoration in the shape of a sun on the front board, red lettering on the spine, decorative endpapers in blue, white, red and gold, title page in full colour with an illustration of a horn and drum, illustrations on every page, some in full colour, some in yellow and black, by Pène du Bois throughout; quarto size (10" by 7"), pagination: [1-13] 14-35 [36-38]. In a red paper dust jacket ... Read more

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The Tiger in the Teapot

Betty Yurdin; William Pène du Bois (Illustrator)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Pène du Bois, William. First edition in book form and with Pène du Bois illustrations, duodecimo size, 32 pp. A charming story of a family and its tiger (who simply won't get out of the teapot), this children's story is generously illustrated by William Pène du Bois' (1916-1993). Pène du Bois was both a competent illustrator and author; he won the Newbery Medal for "The Twenty-One Balloons" in 1948, and, for books he illustrated, was the runner-up for the Caldecott Medal twice. This volume is the first edition of the story in book form and containing Pène du Bois' illustrations. ___DESCRIPTION: Full paper over boards illustrated in orange and black in the design of tiger fur, black lettering on the front board, black lettering on the spine inside a blue and white rectangle, blue endpapers, title page with colour illustrations of desserts, full-colour i ... Read more

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The Ingoldsby Legends; Or Mirth & Marvels

Ingoldsby, Thomas [Barham, Richard Harris]; Rackham, Arthur (Illustrator)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
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London: J.M. Dent & Co, 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good +. Rackham, Arthur. First trade edition with additional Rackham illustrations on enlarged paper, quarto size, 568 pp., in original dust jacket. This book was first published in 1898 with only twelve illustrations, this being the first trade edition of the newly enlarged version of 1907, which had many new illustrations. British illustrator Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) is credited with renewing interest in book illustration at a vital moment of advances in printing technology. The subtle colours and thin feral lines were unlike anything that had come before, as if plucked from the fog of a wild imagination, breathing new life into the whole of children's book illustration. The somewhat grotesque quality of Rackham's figures are perfectly suited for the metrical myths, legends, and ghost stories written by Richard Harris Barham (1788-1845), an English clergyman who is best known by his pen name Thomas Ingoldsby. ___DESCR ... Read more

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Journeys Among the Dead, A Play With Lithographs

Ionesco, Eugene (Author and Artist); Wright, Barbara (Translator)

  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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[New York] (Munich): The Limited Editions Club (printed by Typostudio Schumacher-Gebler), 1987. Limited Edition. Cardboard. Fine. Ionesco, Eugene. Number 425 of 1000, folio size, 145 pp., signed by Eugene Ionesco. Eugene Ionesco (1909-1994), one of the formost figures of the French Avant-garde theatre, wrote this work later in his career. In the foreword he writes, "'Journeys of the Dead" is a sort of dreamed autobiography, by which I mean that the things I have seen, heard, or lived through, the people I have quarrelled with or loved during the course of my existence, have reappeared, and revealed themselves to me, in my dreams. After that, I put them down on paper". (n. b., info from foreword "Conversations with Ionesco"). With four colour lithographs done by the author. ___DESCRIPTION: Bound in cream cardboard wraps with black lettering on the front and spine, black, red, and yellow lithograph as frontispiece, three additional lithographs using black, red, yellow, gree ... Read more

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