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Fables of La Fontaine, The

LA FONTAINE, Jean de

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Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884. The Fables of La Fontaine - One of 250 Numbered Copies Illustrated by Auguste Delierre Finely Bound and Extra Illustrated With Over Two Hundred Additional Engravings LA FONTAINE, Jean de. The Fables of La Fontaine. Translated from the French. With twenty-five original etchings by A. Delierre. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884. Edition De Luxe. One of 250 numbered copies (this being No. 206). Extra-illustrated and extended from one volume into two. Two large octavo volumes (10 7/16 x 7 1/4 inches; 265 x184 mm.). viii, 160; 161-304 pp. Title-page printed in red and black. With twenty-five full page etchings by Auguste Delierre (1829-1890). Complete with the small printed slip preceding the half-title, signed and numbered in black ink by Roberts Bros. Extra-illustrated with 202 additional engravings related to the fables being presented (a few in color) including many by J.B. Oudry and other artists. Full listing of the additional engravings list supplied upon request. Hand ... Read more

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Tales and Novels in Verse of J. De La Fontaine

LA FONTAINE, [Jean de]; Bayntun of Bath

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Paris: J. Lemonnyer, 1884. Lusty Stories With Eighty-Five Hand-Colored Engravings From the Original Plates By Eisen LA FONTAINE, [Jean de]. Tales and Novels in Verse of J. De La Fontaine. With Eighty-Five Engravings by Eisen Printed From the Original Plates. In Two Volumes. Paris: J. Lemonnyer, 1884. Third edition in English thus, all rare, originally issued in 1877, and a Large Paper Copy. Two octavo volumes. xi, 252; x, 334, [1] pp. Eighty-five hand-colored stipple and line engravings. Printed by Charles Hérissey, Evreux. Bound by Bayntun of Bath for Brentano's of New York in early twentieth century full midnight blue crushed morocco with gilt-ruled border and four-fillet geometric frame with open dots at corners. Gilt tooled raised bands, gilt ruled compartments. All edges gilt. Blue silk endleaves. A fine copy. A fine reprint of the first edition in English of Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen's (1720-1778) richly illustrated edition of La Fontaine's Contes et nouvelles en vers (1762 ... Read more

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Summerfield, North Carolina: , ca. 1980. A Unique Art Binding in Creased Pewter by Monique Lallier [BINDINGS]. LALLIER, Monique (binder). A Superlative Blank Album Binding in Creased and Chased Pewter and Goatskin Leather. Summerfield, North Carolina. Square quarto (12 x 12 in; 305 x 305 mm). Forty-eight blank leaves interleaved with tissue guards. Bound by Monique Lallier ca. 1980 (stamp-signed in gilt on rear turn-in) with black goatskin to lower cover and spine, and creased pewter with chased open dots to upper cover. Green endpapers. Signed in ink by Monique Lallier on the last blank leaf. A stunning binding In pristine condition. Monique Lallier is an internationally recognized book binder and book artist. She began her studies in the 1960s in Montreal at Cotnoir Cappone School of Fashion & L'Art de la Reliure book binding school with Simone B. Roy. She continued on to Paris, with Roger Arnoult, Centro Del Bel Libro in Ascona, with Edwin Heim and Solothurn, Switzerland with Hugo Peller. Mo ... Read more

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Voyage en Angleterre

LAMI, Eugène; MONNIER, Henry

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Paris: Publié par Firmin Didot frères, et Lami-Denozan [and] London: Colnaghi Son et Co...., 1829. Twenty-Four Hand-Colored Lithographed Plates Depicting Lami and Monnier's "Travels in England" [LAMI, Eugène, and Henry Monnier, illustrators]. Voyage en Angleterre, par Eug. Lami et H. Monnier. Paris: Publié par Firmin Didot Frères, et Lami-Denozan [and] London: Colnaghi Son et Co...., [1829]-1830. Title from front wrapper. Large folio (17 x 12 1/2 inches; 432 x 317 mm.). Twenty-four numbered hand-colored lithographed plates, fourteen signed by Lami, nine signed by Monnier, and one signed by both Lami and Monnier. Plates lithographed by Villain. All plates and text leaves mounted on guards. Complete with the four leaves of letterpress descriptive text. Originally published in four parts, each with one leaf of descriptive text and six plates. This copy does not include the four supplementary plates, described in Ray as being "in smaller format, with the o ... Read more

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"What's for Dinner?"

LANGLEY, Jonathan, artist

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: , 1989. A Fun, Lively Piece of Artwork What's for Dinner?! LANGLEY, Jonathan, artist. "What's for Dinner?". From The Collins Book of Nursery Ryhmes. [N.p., ca. 1989]. Original pen, ink and watercolor illustration, entitled "What's for Dinner?" on upper left-hand edge. Image size: 10 1/8 x 15 1/4 inches; 257 x 389 mm.) Beautifully matted, framed and glazed. (Frame size 16 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches; 424 x 553 mm.). A sweet set of illustrations featuring five vignettes and additional illustrations of dinner/food related scenes. Beautifully framed with a light blue printed mat with a metallic gold ribbon border and blue and white decorative ribbon embellishment. Jonathan Langley is a British illustrator, mainly for children's books. He has worked as a freelance illustrator/designer since 1974 in publishing, editorial, design, advertising, film, gift market, and packaging. He has worked on various publications of well-known children ... Read more

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Petit Album, Le

LANGLUMÉ, J, publisher

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Paris: J. Langlume, 1840. A Remarkable Survival of a Mid-Nineteenth Century Parisian Childrens' Coloring Book [LANGLUMÉ, J, publisher]. Le Petit Album de Dessin et d'Aquarelle [Petits Sujets variés]. Paris: J. Langlume, [ca. 1840]. First (only) edition. Small oblong twelvemo (4 3/8 x 5 inches; 112 x 127 mm.). Early ink signature of Gaëtan Dumont on front pastedown. 12 pp. Hand colored color chart frontispiece and six black and white lithograph plates with a duplicate set hand colored. Publishers pictorial lithographed boards. Some minor rubbing to extremities but still a near fine copy. "La peinture à l'aquarelle est un des plus agréables délassements que puissent se procurer les jeunes gens." "The watercolor painting is one of the most enjoyable recreations available to young people." (introduction) According to OCLC there are just two copies in libraries and institutions worldwide: New York Public Library (NY, USA), and Princeto ... Read more

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Journal of a Visit to South Africa

LATROBE, Charles Ignatius; LATROBE, Rev. C.I.

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London: Published by L.B. Seeley and R. Ackermann, 1818. First Edition of Latrobe's "Visit to South Africa," with Twelve Fine Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates, LATROBE, C[harles] I[gnatius]. Journal of a Visit to South Africa in 1815, and 1816. With Some Account of the Missionary Settlements of the United Brethren, near the Cape of Good Hope. London: Published by L.B. Seeley and R. Ackermann, 1818. First edition. Large quarto (10 5/8 x 8 5/16 inches; 271 x 211 mm.). vii, [1, "Directions to the Binder"], 406 pp. Folding engraved frontispiece map of "The Southern Division of the Cape of Good Hope Colony," with the route of the journey outlined in red and blue, twelve fine hand-colored aquatint plates drawn by R. [and J.] Cocking from sketches by C. Latrobe and M. [John] Melville and engraved by Stadler, J. Bluck, and D. Havell, and four uncolored plates of coastal views. Plates watermarked "J Whatman 1816." Title-page slightly foxed. Contemporary blind stamped russia, ... Read more

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

LAWRENCE, D.H.

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Florence: Privately Printed [by the Tipografia Giuntina], 1928. A Fine First Edition of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" Complete with the Rare Dust Jacket and the Very Rare Original Glassine Wrapper Laid in is a Signed Postcard from Lawrence to his Sister-in-Law LAWRENCE, D.H. Lady Chatterley's Lover. [Florence]: Privately Printed [by the Tipografia Giuntina], 1928. First edition. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies, (this being copy number 596) signed by the author. Octavo. [4], 365, [3, blank] pp. Original mulberry boards with printed paper spine label. Front cover printed in black with the Lawrence phoenix. An exceptionally fine copy, completely unopened. In the original plain yellow dust jacket (jacket with a few a little worn and stained at spine extremities. Complete with the exceptionally scarce original glassine wrapper, a little worn and with some staining on spine. Housed in a quarter black morocco clamshell case. This is the finest copy of this book that we have ever seen. The origi ... Read more

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London: , 1987. Santa's Job Back Then Was Fun LE CAIN, Errol, illustrator. BRICUSSE, Leslie. An original pen, ink and monotone drawing from "Christmas 1993 or Santa's Last Ride." Image size: 4 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches. [title-page vignette and page 5]. "The world has changed, there is no doubt,/Since Santa's reindeer first set out,/In crystal skies and sparkling snow,/So many thousand moons ago./And Santa's job back then was fun./The year, let's not forget, was One". Matted, framed and glazed. In 1986 Leslie Bricusse showed David Brass a poem that he had written entitled Christmas 1993 or Santa's Last Ride. It described how difficult Santa's job of delivering gifts around the world had become in these modern times. David, who had known Leslie for many years, had the idea to create a book from the poem and introduced Errol Le Cain to Leslie Bricusse. The book was published in 1987 - unfortunately Errol Le Cain died just before the publication date. It was his last ... Read more

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London: , 1987. Santa's Home LE CAIN, Errol, illustrator. BRICUSSE, Leslie. An original pen, ink and monotone drawing from "Christmas 1993 or Santa's Last Ride." [Santa's Home]. Image size: 7 3/4 x 10 inches. [Page 4]. "Our story starts on January One./A Brand New Year has just begun./Another Christmas has been kept./For one full week, the elves have slept,/Recovering from the Yule before,/And gathering strength for one Yule more." Matted, framed and glazed. In 1986 Leslie Bricusse showed David Brass a poem that he had written entitled Christmas 1993 or Santa's Last Ride. It described how difficult Santa's job of delivering gifts around the world had become in these modern times. David, who had known Leslie for many years, had the idea to create a book from the poem and introduced Errol Le Cain to Leslie Bricusse. The book was published in 1987 - unfortunately Errol Le Cain died just before the publication date. It was his last work. Errol John Le Cain (5 March 1941 ... Read more

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London: , 1987. Santa Being Hijacked LE CAIN, Errol, illustrator. BRICUSSE, Leslie. An original watercolor painting from "Christmas 1993 or Santa's Last Ride." (Faber, 1987). [Santa being hijacked]. Image size: 16 3/8 x 11 1/2 inches. [Page 22]. "It was as though, in some strange way,/I saw in one extraordinary day/A miniature kaleidoscope/Of human lunacy and hope -/A well-matched pair, like man and wife,/Who stick together all through life./"In Africa, a dreadful drought/Cut all our drinking water out./In Mexico, it was so hot/Three reindeer fainted on the spot./In Russia, were stiff with ice./In Cuba, we were hijacked twice." Matted, framed and glazed. In 1986 Leslie Bricusse showed David Brass a poem that he had written entitled Christmas 1993 or Santa's Last Ride. It described how difficult Santa's job of delivering gifts around the world had become in these modern times. David, who had known Leslie for many years, had the idea to create a book from the poem and i ... Read more

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London: , 1987. Santa's Shampoo LE CAIN, Errol, illustrator. BRICUSSE, Leslie. An original pen, ink and monotone drawing from "Christmas 1993 or Santa's Last Ride." "Santa's Shampoo". Image size: 6 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. [Page 26]. "They asked me if I'd go on TV?/And would I vote for GOP?/And would I use this new shampoo?/(They'd pay me lots of money to)." Matted, framed and glazed. In 1986 Leslie Bricusse showed David Brass a poem that he had written entitled Christmas 1993 or Santa's Last Ride. It described how difficult Santa's job of delivering gifts around the world had become in these modern times. David, who had known Leslie for many years, had the idea to create a book from the poem and introduced Errol Le Cain to Leslie Bricusse. The book was published in 1987 - unfortunately Errol Le Cain died just before the publication date. It was his last work. Errol John Le Cain (5 March 1941 - 3 January 1989) was a British animator and children's ... Read more

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London: , 1987. The Poor Old Reindeer Did their Best LE CAIN, Errol, illustrator. BRICUSSE, Leslie. An original black and white silhouette drawing from "Christmas 1993 or Santa's Last Ride." Image size: 5 x 11 3/4 inches. [Page 8]. "The poor old reindeer did their best,/But one got sick in Budapest/And very nearly wrecked the run/Of Christmas, 1881./But Santa stuck him in the sleigh,/And somehow coped with seven that day." Matted, framed and glazed. In 1986 Leslie Bricusse showed David Brass a poem that he had written entitled Christmas 1993 or Santa's Last Ride. It described how difficult Santa's job of delivering gifts around the world had become in these modern times. David, who had known Leslie for many years, had the idea to create a book from the poem and introduced Errol Le Cain to Leslie Bricusse. The book was published in 1987 - unfortunately Errol Le Cain died just before the publication date. It was his last work. Errol John Le Cain (5 March 1941 - 3 January 1989 ... Read more

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London: , 1987. An Unused/Unpublished Original Pen, Ink and Monotone Drawing From "Christmas 1993 or Santa's Last Ride." LE CAIN, Errol, illustrator. BRICUSSE, Leslie. An unused/unpublished original pen, ink and monotone drawing from "Christmas 1993 or Santa's Last Ride." Image size: 5 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches. Santa on his sleigh, full of gifts, being pulled along by six reindeer. Matted, framed and glazed. In 1986 Leslie Bricusse showed David Brass a poem that he had written entitled Christmas 1993 or Santa's Last Ride. It described how difficult Santa's job of delivering gifts around the world had become in these modern times. David, who had known Leslie for many years, had the idea to create a book from the poem and introduced Errol Le Cain to Leslie Bricusse. The book was published in 1987 - unfortunately Errol Le Cain died just before the publication date. It was his last work. Errol John Le Cain (5 March 1941 - 3 January 1989) was a British animator and children' ... Read more

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Les Diables de Lithographies

LE POITEVIN, [Eugène]

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Paris / London: Chez Aumont / Charles Tilt, [1832]. Scarce Complete Devils Having Diabolical Fun In a Very Unusual Binding LE POITEVIN, [Eugène Modeste Edmond]. Les Diables de Lithographies. Paris / London: Chez Aumont / Charles Tilt, n.d. [1832]. First edition, complete. Oblong folio (14 3/8 x 21 3/4 in; 363 x 600 mm). Eighty illustrations on twelve black and white lithographed plates, numbered, with two supplemental plates (Petits sujets des diableries manquent le plus souvent, nos. 19 and 26: Paris / London: Aubert / Tilt, 1832) with thirty-five illustrations; a total of fourteen plates in all. Traditional oriental string binding c. 1980 by an unknown hand in full walnut-stained leather with wood-grain highlights over flex-boards with a 159 x 159 mm central panel in wood with two contrasting wood onlays depicting Diables, and four smaller and similar corner-pieces, the whole reiterated on the rear cover with different figures. Original front wrapper preserved. Small 1/4 inch closed tear to righ ... Read more

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London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., 1900. "There was an Old Person of Hove, who Frequented the Depths of a Grove; Where he Studied his Books, with the Wrens and the Rooks, That Tranquil Old Person of Hove." LEAR, Edward. The Book of Nonsense to Which is Added More Nonsense. With all the original pictures and verses. London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., [n.d., ca. 1900]. Copyright edition. Oblong quarto (8 x 9 7/8 inches; 202 x 250 mm.). 304 unnumbered pages, with 109 illustrated limericks in the first part and 103 in the second part. Publishers brown cloth over beveled boards, front cover decorated and lettered in black, spine lettered in gilt. Minimal wear to extremities. An excellent copy. "The publication in 1846 of Edward Lear's A Book of Nonsense heralded the arrival of a new literary genre. For centuries nonsense had flourished in the folk tradition of many countries-snatches of it are found in the plays of Aristophanes and Shakespe ... Read more

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Nonsense Songs

LEAR, Edward; GLASS, Dudley

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London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1935. Edward Lear's "Nonsense Songs" Set to Music by Dudley Glass LEAR, Edward. Nonsense Songs. Set to Music by Dudley Glass. All the Original Pictures. London: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd., [ca. 1935]. Early reprint (first published 1934). Large quarto (11 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches; 302 x244 mm.). 24 pp. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Original orange cloth over orange paper boards, front cover pictorially decorated in black. Original pictorial orange dust jacket printed in black, some tape strengthening but complete. Contains: The Owl and the Pussy Cat, The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly and The Jumblies, etc. etc.

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Cider With Rosie

LEE, Laurie; WARD, John

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London: The Hogarth Press, 1959. With the Suppressed Piano Factory Scene LEE, Laurie. Cider With Rosie. With drawings by John Ward. London: The Hogarth Press, 1959. First edition, the suppressed or withdrawn first issue which includes the account of the fire at the piano factory (p. 272). Octavo (7 3/4 x 5 in; 197 x 127 mm). 280 pp. Black and white line drawings throughout, some full page, including frontispiece. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettered spine. Original pictorial dust jacket slightly darkened on spine. Two inch tear on front of jacket, one and a half inch x half inch chip on back of jacket. A very good copy in a fair dust jacket. The novel, the first of an autobiographical trilogy, is an account of Lee's childhood in the village of Slad, Gloucestershire, England, in the period soon after the First World War. It chronicles the traditional village life which disappeared with the advent of new developments, such as the coming of the motor car, and relates the experiences of child ... Read more

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London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860. Scarce Leech His Most Popular Character LEECH, John. Mr. Briggs & His Doings. Fishing. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860. First edition. Oblong folio (12 1/2 x 18 in; 318 x 457 mm). Twelve hand-colored lithograph plates heightened with gum arabic, mounted on artist board. Descriptive text with imprint at foot of each plate. Plates 8 and 9 are unsigned; plates 2 and 3 are signed "J Leech;" plates 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, and 12 are signed "JL;" and the two illustrations on plate 11 are signed "L". Loose as issued, with the original brown paper pictorial upper wrapper. Wrapper a little worn and with a few marginal tears at edges otherwise an excellent copy. Housed in a half crimson morocco clamshell case. "Of the two or three personalities created by Leech, none was more widely known or better loved than Mr. Briggs. Spielman says of him that his creation 'is sufficient to render the year 1849 memorable to the annals of the Land.' It ... Read more

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Follies of the Year

LEECH, John

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London: Bradbury, Evans & Co., 1866. Twenty-One John Leech Hand-Colored Frontispieces LEECH, John. Follies of the Year. A Series of Coloured Etchings from Punch's Pocket Books 1844-1864. With Some Notes by Shirley Brooks. London: Bradbury, Evans & Co., n.d. [1866]. First edition. Oblong quarto (8 3/8 x 12 1/8 inches; 213 x 308 mm.). Engraved decorative title with hand colored vignette, [vi], twenty-one unnumbered leaves of text and twenty one hand-colored etched plates heightened with gum arabic (all but one with a tissue guard). Publisher's half red morocco over blue cloth boards ruled in gilt. Front cover pictorially stamped and titled in gilt, lower cover pictorially stamped in gilt. Smooth spine lettered in gilt. Original blue cloth mounted to inner front and rear covers. Light rubbing to binding extremities, otherwise near fine. "I have annexed as letter-press to these pictures from Mr. Punch's Pocket-Books a very slight, gossiping chronology of the years in which the drawi ... Read more

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