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Wouldbegoods, The

NESBIT, Edith; Birch, Reginald

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London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1901. The Further Adventures of The Treasure Seekers NESBIT, Edith. The Wouldbegoods. Being the Further Adventures of the Treasure Seekers. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1901. First edition. [8], 331, [1 blank] pp. Nineteen black and white plates, including frontispiece and pictorial half-title. Early twentieth-century three-quarter dark blue morocco, ruled in blind, over blue marbled boards. Spine lettered in gilt with five raised bands. Top edge gilt, others uncut. "A follower of William Morris, 19-year-old Nesbit met bank clerk Hubert Bland in 1877. Seven months pregnant, she married Bland on 22 April 1880, though she did not immediately live with him, as Bland initially continued to live with his mother. Their marriage was an open one. Bland also continued an affair with Alice Hoatson which produced two children (Rosamund in 1886 and John in 1899), both of whom Nesbit raised as her own. Her own children were Paul Bland (1880-1940), to whom The Railway Children was dedicated; ... Read more

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Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm

NIELSEN, Kay; GRIMM, Jacob and Wilhelm

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New York: George H. Doran Company, 1925. Limited to 600 Copies Signed and Numbered by the Artist In a Wonderful Multi-Colored Inlaid Binding by The Chelsea Bindery NIELSEN, Kay (artist). GRIMM, Jacob and Wilhelm. Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm. New York: George H. Doran Company, [1925]. American signed limited edition, comprised of 600 copies numbered and signed by the artist, this being copy no. 317. Large quarto (11 13/16 x 9 5/8 inches; 300 x 246 mm). [12], 275, [1], [4, blank] pp. Twelve mounted color plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Ten black and white plates (included in pagination). Title and initials letters printed in red and black. Handsomely bound by The Chelsea Bindery (stamp-signed on front turn-in) in full black crushed levant morocco, covers ruled in gilt, spine with five raised bands, bordered and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, plum end-papers (original decorative end-papers preserved), top edge gilt, others ... Read more

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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

Nielsen, Kay, illustrator; ANDERSEN, Hans Christian

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924. Edition Deluxe 1/500 Copies Signed by Kay Nielsen Nielsen, Kay, illustrator. Andersen, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1924]. Limited to 500 copies numbered and signed by the artist, this being copy no. 242. Large quarto (12 3/16 x 9 7/8 inches; 310 x 250 mm.). [x], 11-197, [3, blank] pp. Text with decorative borders and initials. Twelve mounted color plates with captioned tissue guards and numerous black and white text illustrations including seventeen full-page. Publisher's vellum, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. On the lower edge of the front cover there is a small 1/4 inch abrasion to the vellum, otherwise this is a fine copy complete with the publisher's blue cloth dust jacket, spine pictorially stamped in gilt, and the original plain cream paper dust jacket (slightly worn at extremities). Danish illustrator and designer Kay Nielsen ... Read more

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Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm

NIELSEN, Kay; Grimm, Jacob; Grimm, Wilhelm

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New York: George H. Doran Company, 1925. Limited to 600 Copies Signed and Numbered by the Artist NIELSEN, Kay, illustrator. GRIMM, Jacob and Wilhelm. Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm. New York: George H. Doran Company, [1925]. American signed limited edition, comprised of 600 copies numbered and signed by the artist, this being copy no. 49. Large quarto (11 7/8 x 9 5/8 inches; 301 x 246 mm). [12], 275, [1], [4, blank] pp. Twelve mounted color plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Ten black and white plates (included in pagination). Title and initials letters printed in red and black. Handsomely bound by The Chelsea Bindery (stamp-signed on front turn-in) in full black crushed levant morocco, covers ruled in gilt, front cover with original gilt stamp, spine with five raised bands, bordered and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, plum end-papers (original decorative end-papers preserved), top edge gilt, others uncut. A very fine copy. ... Read more

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Fleur de Neige

NIELSEN, Kay, illustrator; GRIMM, [Jacob and Wilhelm]

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Paris: , 1925. Limited French Edition of Kay Nielsen's Hansel and Gretel [NIELSEN, Kay, illustrator]. GRIMM, [Jacob and Wilhelm]. Fleur-de-Neige et d‚autres contes de Grimm. Illustrations de Kay Nielsen. Paris: L‚Édition d‚Art, [n.d., ca. 1925]. Limited to 2,400 numbered copies. Large quarto. [4, blank], 117, [1], [1, printer‚s imprint], [5, blank] pp. Twelve mounted color plates, with tissue guards. Title printed in red and black within decorative border in black and gray, thirteen head-piece vignettes, twelve large decorative initials in black and gray, and twelve decorative tail-pieces, all specially designed for this edition by Pierre Courtois. Text within triple lilac rule. Translated by Ch. Guyot. Original tan pictorial wrappers. A fine copy. Contains twelve of the twenty-two fairy tales in the English edition: Fleur-de-Neige (Snowdrop), Hansel et Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Cerise ou La Grenouille Mariée (Cherry, or The Frog Bride), Le Pêcheur et sa ... Read more

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In Powder & Crinoline

NIELSEN, Kay; Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1913. One of 500 Copies Signed by Kay Nielsen Specially Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe [NIELSEN, Kay, illustrator]. QUILLER-COUCH, Sir Arthur. In Powder & Crinoline. Old Fairy Tales Retold by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d., 1913]. Edition de Luxe. Limited to 500 copies (this copy being No. 40), numbered and signed by the artist. Large quarto (12 x 9 7/8 inches; 305 x 252 mm.). [2, limitation leaf], xii, [13]-163, [1] pp. Inserted title and twenty-six mounted color plates on gray paper with descriptive tissue-guards. Fifteen black & white text illustrations, decorative top margins to text leaves. Bound ca. 1925 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, stamp signed on verso of front free-endpaper. Three-quarter crushed brown morocco over patterned boards ruled in gilt. Spine with five raised bands decoratively paneled and tooled in gilt in compartments. Two blue morocco labels lettered in gilt. Matching patterne ... Read more

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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

Nielsen, Kay; ANDERSEN, Hans Christian

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924. Edition Deluxe 1/500 Copies Signed by Kay Nielsen Nielsen, Kay, illustrator. Andersen, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1924]. Limited to 500 copies numbered and signed by the artist, this being copy no. 209. Large quarto (12 3/16 x 9 7/8 inches; 310 x 250 mm.). [x], 11-197, [3, blank] pp. Text with decorative borders and initials. Twelve mounted color plates with captioned tissue guards and numerous black and white text illustrations including seventeen full-page. Publisher's vellum, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Some very minor soiling to spine and covers otherwise a near fine copy. Housed in a blue cloth slipcase. Danish illustrator and designer Kay Nielsen (1886-1957) "was drawn early on to fairy tales and illustrated many volumes for Hodder & Stoughton: In Powder and Crinoline (1913), East of the Sun, West of the Moon (1914), H ... Read more

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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

Nielsen, Kay; Andersen, Hans Christian

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New York: George H. Doran Company, 1924. A Near Fine Copy Of The First American Trade Edition [Nielsen, Kay, illustrator]. Andersen, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen. New York: George H. Doran Comapny, [1924]. First American trade edition. Quarto (11 1/8 x 8 9/16 in; 282 x 217 mm.). 280, [1], [3, blank] pp. Twelve mounted color plates with captioned tissue guards and numerous black and white text illustrations (seventeen full-page) and decorative borders and initials. Publisher's black cloth over boards, front cover with pictorial label printed in silver, orange and black, spine pictorially decorated in silver, pictorial endpapers printed in gray. Minimal rubbing to silver decoration on spine otherwise a bright and near fine copy. "In an attempt to reinvigorate the market for gift books after the war, Hodder & Stoughton resumed the publishing of Kay Nielsen's books, though on a more modest scale. In 1924 they published a work that Nielsen had be ... Read more

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Nos Gentils Hommes a Gout

CHAM (pseudonym of Amédée de Noé)

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Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie.,, [1846]. The Pleasures of Youth... Young Parisian Gentlemen At Play CHAM (pseudonym of Amédée de Noé). Nos Gentils Hommes a Gout. Tournure, Elégance, Moeurs et Plaisirs de la Jeunesse Dorée. Par Cham Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie., n.d. [1846]. First (only) edition, complete. Folio (13 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches; 336 x 250 mm.). Hand-colored lithographed title page and twenty hand-colored lithographed plates. Pictorial lithographed advertisement and Aubert et Cie., catalogue (16 pp.) at rear. Original pictorial lithographed green boards. Later dark green pebbled cloth spine and endpapers. Board edges and corners a little rubbed, some light, mainly marginal foxing. Small repaired tear to outer margin of lithographed advertisement leaf. An excellent example. With the bookplate of Joel Spitz on front paste-down. Provenance: purchased in Paris, 1947. Rare, with OCLC recording only six copies in institutional holdings worldwide, and no auction re ... Read more

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Pincez-moi a la campagne!!

CHAM (pseudonym of Amédée de Noé)

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Paris: Maison Martinet, 1860. Pinch Me, I'm In the Country!! Now, Get Me Out of Here The Scarcest Cham of All? CHAM (pseud. of Amédée de Noé). Pincez-moi a la campagne!! Paris: Maison Martinet, n.d. [c. 1860]. First (only) edition. Folio (13 3/8 x 10 in; 339 x 254 mm). Hand-colored lithographed title and twenty hand-colored lithographed plates containing eighty-six humorous scenes with captions. Lithography by Ch. Fernique. Original quarter green pebble-cloth over green grained-paper boards with blindstamped decoration and gilt lettering. Of Amédée de Noé, "known as Cham (that is, Ham, the son of Noah)...it was said that he had 'an idea a day' for Le charivari. A good proportion of his thousands of lithographs were gathered into albums. His contributions to the Album du siège (173), in which Daumier was his collaborator, are typical of his work" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 155-156). In the ninety-three years ... Read more

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Les Toqués Du Jour

CHAM (pseudonym of Amédée de Noé)

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Paris: Arnauld De Vresse, 1850. Exceedingly Scarce Highly Amusing Hand-Colored Caricatures Showing "The Crazy's of the Day" [CHAM, illustrator, pseud. of Charles Amédée de Noé]. Les Toqués Du Jour. Paris: Arnauld De Vresse, [n.d., ca. 1847]. First edition. Large folio (13 3/4 x 10 5/16 inches; 349 x 261 mm.). Hand-colored lithographed title and thirty-six comical scenes on eighteen fine hand-colored lithographed plates heightened with gum arabic. Each scene with printed caption below. Publisher's brown ribbed cloth, bordered in blind, front cover lettered in gilt. Expertly rebacked to style at an early date. Inner hinges cracked but sound, corners very slightly rubbed. A near fine copy of this exceedingly scarce album. A highly amusing collection of lithographs by Cham (1819-1879) satirizing the varieties of Les Toqués Du Jour (The Crazy's of the Day). Of Charles Amédée de Noé, "known as Cham (that is, Ham, the son of ... Read more

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Les Tâtonnements de Jean Bidoux

CHAM [Pseudonym of Charles Amédée de Noé]

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Paris: Mon. Martinet, 1860. The Trial of Jean Bidoux in his Military Career CHAM [Pseudonym of Charles Amédée de Noé]. Les Tâtonnements de Jean Bidoux dans la Carrière Militaire. (The trials of Jean Bidoux in his Military Career). Par Cham. Paris: Mon. Martinet, [1860]. Large quarto (13 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches; 336 x 250 mm.). Pictorial lithograph title-page and eighteen lithograph plates with sixty-five amusing images. Publisher's quarter red roan over blind stamped red cloth, front cover decoratively titled in gilt. Small stain to top margin of last plate, otherwise a fine copy.

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À la guerre comme à la guerre

CHAM [Pseudonym of Charles Amédée de Noé]

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Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie., 1846. A Satirical View of the French in Algeria CHAM [Pseudonym of Charles Amédée de Noé]. [À la guerre comme à la guerre. Variantes lithographiques, sur le thême bien connu: Ah! quel plaisir d'être soldat. Par Cham]. Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie., [n.d., 1846]. Oblong folio (10 1/4 x 13 1/8 inches; 260 x 334 mm.). Twenty-seven (of thirty-one) hand-colored lithographed plates, heightened with gum Arabic, presenting a satirical view of the life of the French contingent in Algeria. Publisher's sixteen page catalog bound in at end. Bound without the pictorial title-page and plates 1, 29 & 30. Ten plates with short lower marginal tears. Twentieth century tan cloth over boards, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. A very good, albeit incomplete example. The plates: 2. Au diable les chevaux arabes! 3. Quelle chance!! 4. Pour faire un bon pot-au-feu. 5. V'là soixante lieues d'avalées! 6. Ces ... Read more

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History of the Nonesuch Press, The

[NONESUCH PRESS]; DREYFUS, John

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London: The Nonesuch Press, 1981. [NONESUCH PRESS]. DREYFUS, John. The History of the Nonesuch Press. With an Introduction by Geoffrey Keynes & A Descriptive Catalogue by David McKitterick, Simon Rendell & John Dreyfus. London: The Nonesuch Press, 1981. Limited to 950 numbered copies, this being copy no. 757. Quarto. xv, [1], 319, [3] pp. Illustrated throughout. Publisher's full wine linen with gilt-stamped medallion and gilt lettered spine. Dust jacket. A very fine copy.

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Stitch in Time; or Pride Prevents a Fall, A.

[NONESUCH PRESS]; Laver, James

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London: Printed for the Nonesuch Press by Richard Clay & Sons, Ltd., Bungay, 1927. James Lever's "Stitch in Time" [NONESUCH PRESS]. LAVER, James. A Stitch in Time; or Pride Prevents a Fall. London: Printed for the Nonesuch Press by Richard Clay & Sons, Ltd., Bungay, 1927. First edition. Limited to 1,525 copies. Small folio (11 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches; 292 x 191 mm). 27, [1 colophon], [1 blank] pp. Printed on Arches cream laid paper in 18pt Caslon. Sewn into semi-stiff boards loosely covered with predominantly brown, green, and yellow marbled paper folded over inside. Printed paper label on front cover. A near fine copy. In the original (worn) glassine dust wrapper. "James Laver (1899-1975) matriculated at Oxford in 1917. In 1921 he won the Newdigate Prize for a poem on Cervantes, and in 1922 he was appointed an assistant keeper in the Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where he was to remain for 37 years" (Dreyfus). Laver wrote ... Read more

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Writings of Gilbert White of Selborne, The

NONESUCH PRESS; WHITE, Gilbert; RAVILIOUS, Eric, illustrator

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London: The Nonesuch Press, 1938. "Selborne is the secret, private parish inside each one of us" (David Elliston Allen) NONESUCH PRESS. WHITE, Gilbert. RAVILIOUS, Eric, illustrator. The Writings of Gilbert White of Selborne. Selected and edited with an introduction by H.J. Massingham. With wood engravings by Eric Ravilious. London: The Nonesuch Press, 1938. Limited to 850 sets (of which this is no. 190) printed in Monotype Times Roman on special rag paper. Two octavo volumes (10 1/8 x 6 1/4 inches ; 257 x 159 mm.). xxxii, 311, [1, imprint]; viii, 356 pp. Wood engravings and title-page designs by Eric Ravilious. Thirty-six wood engravings, a map of the country round Selborne and a folding line map of Selborne in 1842. Publishers full gray buckram by Leighton-Straker with gilt devices by Ravilious on the front covers and in panels on the spine. Top edges gilt, others uncut. A fine set housed in the original marbled slipcase (slipcase extremities very slightly rubbed). Gilbert White 1720-179 ... Read more

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[Medals of the Sovereigns of England]

NUMISMATICS; Dassier, Jean

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: , 1773. Engravings of Dassier's Medals of the Sovereigns of England [NUMISMATICS]. [DASSIER, Jean]. [An Explanation of Dassier's Medals of the Sovereigns of England]. [N.p.: n.d., ca. 1797]. Blank book, interleaved and with thirty-three leaves with sixty-six mounted engravings (front and back of each medal), including thirty-one medals by Jean Dassier of the Sovereigns of England from William I to George II, including Oliver Cromwell (without the medals of the medals for Richard III, Henry VII, and Henry VIII), as well as medals of George III (by Lewis Pingo) and Queen Charlotte (by John Kirk). Twelvemo (6 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches; 162 x 95 mm.). [33] leaves, each with two mounted engravings showing the recto and verso of a medal. Each leaf separated by a guard leaf. Bound in late eighteenth-century full red roan. Covers with gilt single fillet border, smooth spine ruled in gilt, board edges and turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A fascinating collection. The e ... Read more

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