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Trial, The

KAFKA, Franz; LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB

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Avon, Connecticut: The Limited Editions Club, 1975. "Arrested and Prosecuted by a Remote, Inaccessible Authority..." KAFKA, Franz. The Trial. Translated from the German by Willa and Edwin Muir. With an introduction by Erich Heller and illustrations by Alan E. Cober. Avon, Connecticut: The Limited Editions Club, 1975. Limited to 2,000 copies signed by Alan E. Cober, this being no. 524. Quarto ( 9 7/16 x7 3/8 inches; 239 x 190 mm.). 268 pp. Ten full-page color plates by Alan E. Cober and numerous black & white drawings in the text. Publisher's full red oasis grain leather stamped, front cover and spine stamped in gilt and blind. A fine copy housed in the publisher's black cloth slipcase with red lettering label on spine. Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was a German-language writer of novels and short stories who is widely regarded as one of the major figures of twentieth-century literature. His work, which fuses elements of realism and the fantastic, typically features isolated protagonists ... Read more

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Poems of John Keats, The

KEATS, John; COLVIN, Sidney

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Great Britain: R & R Clark Ltd., 1924. "A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever" KEATS, John. The Poems of John Keats. Arranged in chronological order with a preface by Sidney Colvin. New York: Brentano's, [1924]. (Reprinted from the Florence Press edition of 1915). Two octavo volumes (7 15/16 x 5 15/16 inches; 202 x 151 mm.). xviii, [2, blank], 338, [2, blank]; viii, 371, [1, colophon] pp. Bound for Brentano's ca. 1925 in three quarter dark red crushed levant morocco over blue cloth boards ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, other uncut, pink marbled endpapers. A fine set. "The present edition of Keat's complete Poems has a twofold object: first to present the poems in a perfect typographical form, and secondly to arrange them as nearly as may be in the order in which they were written." (Sidney Colvin).

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Life of George Cruikshank, The

KELLIEGRAM BINDING; CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator; JERROLD, Blanchard

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London: Chatto and Windus, 1883. In a Beautiful and Unusual Kelliegram Binding From the Library of Jakob Raskob - Builder of The Empire State Building [KELLIEGRAM Binding]. [CRUIKSHANK, George]. JERROLD, Blanchard. The Life of George Cruikshank. In Two Epochs. A New Edition. With Eighty-Four Illustrations. London: Chatto and Windus, 1883. New edition. Octavo (7 1/4 x 4 1/4 in; 180 x 116 mm). xvi, 392 pp. Nineteen black and white plates with tissue guards, sixty-five black and white text illustrations. Bound by Kelly & Sons ca. 1900 in an unusual Kelliegram (thus signed) binding of full crimson crushed morocco with gilt-decorated frame to covers, and multi-colored morocco inlaid portrait to spine. One raised band. Turn-ins with gilt corner pieces. All edges gilt. Green silk end leaves. Original red cloth covers and spine bound in at rear. With the bookplate of John J. Raskob. The beautifully inlaid and colorful "Kelliegram bindings were one of many innovations of the English commercial binding ... Read more

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Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath, A.

KELLIEGRAM BINDING; THOMSON, Hugh, illustrator; ALLEN, James Lane

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London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1901. A Fresh and Dainty Tale, Illustrated by Hugh Thomson In a Fine Pictorial Inlaid Kelliegram Binding KELLIEGRAM BINDING. THOMSON, Hugh, illustrator. ALLEN, James Lane. A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath. By James Lane Allen author of 'The Choir Invisible' etc. London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, [November] 1901. Octavo (7 x 4 5/8 inches; 178 x 117 mm.). xxxii, 286 pp. Forty-eight full-page illustrations and numerous drawings within the text. Some occasional light foxing, otherwise fine. First edition, second impression with Hugh Thomson illustrations (published one month after the first impression). Bound by Kelliegram ca. 1901 (stamp-signed 'Kelliegram Binding London' in gilt on rear turn-in). Full dark green morocco... with a double gilt border enclosing a varicolored morocco pictorial onlay reproducing part of the Hugh Thomson illustration on page 40, "Certain ladies who bow sweetly to me." Spine with five raised bands, decoratively ... Read more

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Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, The

[KELLIEGRAM BINDING]; WHITE, Gilbert

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London: Printed [at the Chiswick Press] for J. and A. Arch; Longman and Co.,[et al], 1837. A Superb Art Nouveau Binding [KELLIEGRAM BINDING]. WHITE, Gilbert. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. With the Naturalist's Calendar; and Miscellaneous Observations, extracted from his papers. London: Printed [at the Chiswick Press] for J. and A. Arch; Longman and Co.,[et al], [1837]. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 216 x 134 mm.). xxiv, 640 pp. Forty-five engraved vignette illustrations. A New Edition; with notes , by Edward Turner Bennett and others. Original cloth spine bound in at end. Bound ca. 1910 in a stunning Art Noveau binding of dark green crushed morocco, handsomely gilt and inlaid, by Kelliegram (stamp-signed in gilt on rear watered silk endleaf) Covers with fanciful Art Nouveau-style frame formed by inlaid flowers of red and blue and leaves in two shades of green, these inlays connected by gilt dots, and the spaces between them featuring swooping gilt birds and sprinklings of gilt d ... Read more

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Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby, The

KINGSLEY, Charles; PATON, J. Noel, illustrator

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London & Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1863. "Just Another Destitute Little Chimney-Sweep" or "The Oddest Fairy Tale That There Has Ever Been... A Near Fine Copy Of The First Edition of The Water-Babies KINGSLEY, Charles. The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. With two illustrations by J. Noel Paton, R.S.A. London & Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1863. First edition, second state. Small square octavo (8 x 6 1/8 inches; 203 x 155 mm.). [viii], [3], 4-350, [1 advertisements], 1 blank. Without the 'L'Envoi' leaf which was canceled early on by Kingsley. Inserted frontispiece and full-page illustration opposite p. 145. With eight large engraved initial chapter letters. Original dark green fine-grain cloth, front cover with gilt triple-rule border enclosing a pictorial gilt center device depicting Tom, a Fish and a Sea-Horse. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Dark brown coated endpapers, top edge gilt. With the binders ticket of Burn of Kirby St., on the rear past ... Read more

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Jungle Book, The [Together with:] The Second Jungle Book

KIPLING, Rudyard; KIPLING, J. Lockwood, illustrator

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London: Macmillan and Co., 1894. A Superb First Edition Set of "Jungle Books" KIPLING, Rudyard. The Jungle Book. With Illustrations by J.L. Kipling, W.H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. London: Macmillan and Co., 1894. First edition. Small octavo (7 1/4 x 4 13/16 inches; 184 x 122 mm.). [2, blank], vi, [2, contents], 212 pp. Frontispiece (with tissue guard) and forty-two text illustrations (nineteen full-page). [Together with:] KIPLING, Rudyard. The Second Jungle Book. With Illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling,C.I.E. London: Macmillan and Co., 1895. First edition. Small octavo (7 5/16 x 4 13/16 inches; 186 x 123 mm.). [2, blank], [6], 238, [2, publisher's advertisements] pp. Thirty-nine text illustrations, including head- and tail-piece vignettes and historiated initials. Each volume in the original bright blue cloth decoratively ruled and pictorially stamped in gilt on front cover and spine and lettered in gilt on spine. All edges gilt. Original dark gray/green coated endpapers. Minimal rubbing ... Read more

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Diatribe de prodigiosi Crucibus

KIRCHER, Athanasius

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Roma: Vitale Mascardi, 1661. First Edition of One of the Rarest of Athanasius Kircher's Books "Post-Vesuvius Crosses" KIRCHER, Athanasius. Diatribe de prodigiosi Crucibus: quae tam supra vestes hominum, quam res alias, non pridem post vltimum incendium Vesuuij Montis Neapoli Comparuerunt. Roma: Vitale Mascardi, 1661. First edition. Small octavo (6 1/2 x 4 1/16 inches; 164 x 103 mm). [viii], 103, [1, blank] pp., one fold-out plate. Roman and italic type. Woodcut initials, head- tailpieces. Nineteenth century full vellum, spine lettered in manuscript. Slight burn mark affecting 1/4 x 1/2 inch of top blank margin of last three leaves of text and rear endleaves (not affecting any text). Later endpapers with original marbled endpapers bound in. An excellent copy of a very rare book. Housed in a fleece-lined half black morocco clamshell case. "During 1661 a further work was published by Kircher which brought a refreshingly rational approach to a problem worrying the people of Naples. Myst ... Read more

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Magneticum Naturae Regnum

KIRCHER, Athanasius

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Amstelodami: Johannis Janssonii à Waesberge & Elizei Weyerstraet, 1667. Kircher's Last Work on Magnetism in Nature KIRCHER, Athanasius. Magneticum Naturae Regnum sive Disceptacio Physiologica de Triplici in Natura rerum Magnete, juxta triplicem ejusdem Naturae gradem digesto Inamimato Animato Sensitivo... Amstelodami: Johannis Janssonii à Waesberge & Elizei Weyerstraet, 1667. First twelvemo edition, issued in the same year as the Rome first quarto edition, and not to be confused with the undated twelvemo edition [ca. 1669] from Johannis Janssonii. Twelvemo (5 1/4 x 2 3/4 in; 133 x 72 mm). [18], 201, [7] pp. [ *10, A12 - I6,K2]. Extra-engraved title page. Initials. Tailpieces. Contemporary full vellum with clasps. Sprinkled edges. Faded ink title to spine. With the dated 1668 bookplate of Francis, Provost of St. Cross at Augsburg (Franciscus D.G. PR Sanctae Crucis Auguste A 1668). An astonishingly clean and excellent copy. Of the utmost scarcity in the marketplace, with only tw ... Read more

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Amstelodami: apud Joannem Janssonium à Waesberge, 1672. "An Impressive Display of Kircher's Virtuosity as a Linguist" KIRCHER, Athanasius. Principis Christiani Archetypon Politicum sive Sapientia Regnatrix; quam Regiis instructam documentis ex antiquo...Amstelodami: apud Joannem Janssonium à Waesberge, 1672. First edition. Quarto (10 1/4 x 7 3/4 in; 261 x 200 mm). Portrait frontispiece, [18], 235, [1, colophon] pp. including 14 engraved illustrations in the text and folding table "Genealogia Domus Joanniae" between pp. 108/109. Leaf S4 (pp. 143/144) supplied in facsimile. Text moderately to heavily foxed. Bound in full vellum from an old hymnal decorated in red and black, green silk ties. A good working copy of a very scarce book... "Kircher's handbook of the virtues proper to a prince; it is also an encomium of Honoratus Joannius, who, according to Kircher embodied those virtues. "...The Archetypon politicum is interesting not so much for its con ... Read more

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Cologne: Iodocum Kalcoven, 1643. Magnets and the Magnetic Art Second Enlarged and Corrected Edition KIRCHER, Athanasius. Magnes sive de arte magnetica opus tripartitum quo praeterquam quod universa magnetis natura, eiusque in omnibus. Artibus & Scientiis usus, nova Methodo explicetur, è viribus quoque & prodigiosis effectibus Magneticarum, aliarumq; abditarum Naturae motionum in Elementis, Lapidibus, Plantis & Animalibus elucescentium, multa hucusque incognita Naturae arcana per Physica, Medica, Chymica, & Mathematica omnis generis experimenta recluduntur. Editio Secunda post Romanum multò correctior. Cologne: Iodocum Kalcoven, 1643. Second edition, corrected and enlarged by Kircher shortly after the first edition of 1641 was published. Octavo (7 7/8 x 6 inches; 200 x 152 mm.). [28], 797, [1], [38] pp. Complete with the additional engraved title-page, engraved vignette on title. Thirty-two engraved plates (including full page woodcuts on pp. 196, 197, & 198) and numerous ... Read more

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Eloise at Christmastime

KNIGHT, Hilary, illustrator; THOMPSON, Kay

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New York: Random House, 1958. Signed By The Artist Eloise Takes Christmas By Storm THOMPSON, Kay. Eloise at Christmastime. Drawings by Hilary Knight. New York: Random House, 1958. First printing, signed by Hilary Knight on the preliminary leaf. Quarto (10 7/8 x 7 7/8 in; 278 x 200 mm). Unpaginated (24 ff). Exuberantly illustrated throughout with many double-page spreads. Publisher's red glazed pictorial boards. Illustrated endpapers. In first issue dust jacket coded 9-58 (Sept. 1958). Minimal wear at spine extremities otherwise a fine copy in the original (price-clipped, otherwise fine) color pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a scarlet linen slipcase. Kay Thompson (1909-1998) is best known today as the creator of the Eloise children's books but she began her career as a composer, musician, actress, singer, and vocal coach to such stars as Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, and June Allyson. Thompson lived at the Plaza Hotel in New York City - home to Eloise. The books were partly inspire ... Read more

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