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Fables of La Fontaine, The
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Fables of La Fontaine, The

by 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 DelierreFinely Bound and Extra Illustrated With Over Two Hundred Additional EngravingsLA 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… Read more
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The Fables of Æsop
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The Fables of Æsop

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 Æsop. 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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Fairies and Chimneys
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Fairies and Chimneys

by PATTINSON, Alice binder; FYLEMAN, Rose

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London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1919. There are Fairies at the bottom of our garden!It's not so very, very far away;You pass the gardener's shed and you just keep straight ahead --I do so hope they've really come to stay"PATTINSON, Alice binder. FYLEMAN, Rose. Fairies and Chimneys. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1919. Fourth edition (first published in May, 1918).Sixteenmo (6 9/16 x 4 inches; 166 x 102 mm.). 45, [1, imprint] pp.Bound by Alice Pattinson ca. 1919 in full crushed brown morocco (stamp-signed in gilt "AP" on rear turn-in). Covers with matching designs on front and rear, featuring a geometrical gilt pattern with four groups of twelve leaves inlaid in green morocco with a central inlaid red morocco flower. Front cover decoratively lettered in gilt, spines in with five raised bands, ruled in gilt and decorated with gilt dots, gilt-ruled turn-ins, pinkish cream liners and end-leaves, all edges gilt. Fine. A very nice example of Alice Pattinson's fine work, one of Douglas Cockerell's students.A… Read more
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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen
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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

by CLARKE, Harry, illustrator; ANDERSON, Hans Christian

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London: George G. Harrap & Company, 1916. The Rarest of all Harry Clarke's Signed Limited Editions[CLARKE, Harry, illustrator]. ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by Harry Clarke. London: George G. Harrap & Company, [1916].Edition De Luxe limited to 125 copies signed by Harry Clarke (this being No. 42). Large quarto (11 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches; 283 x 194 mm.). 319, [1] pp. Sixteen mounted color plates (all with captioned tissue guards), twenty-four black and white plates, and ten decorative tail-pieces, mostly repeated throughout the text. Additional line drawings for the frontispiece, title-page, list of illustrations, self-portrait tail-piece, and "The Tinder-Box" title-piece.Publisher's white vellum over boards, front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Scattered light foxing throughout not affecting any of the color or black and white plates. Aside from the foxing this is a fine copy, with the the gilt… Read more
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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen
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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

by Nielsen, Kay, illustrator; ANDERSEN, Hans Christian

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924. Edition Deluxe1/500 Copies Signed by Kay NielsenNielsen, 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 (1886-1957)… Read more
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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen
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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

by Nielsen, Kay; ANDERSEN, Hans Christian

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924. Edition Deluxe1/500 Copies Signed by Kay NielsenNielsen, 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), Hans Andersen's… Read more
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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen
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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

by RACKHAM, Arthur; ANDERSEN, Hans Christian

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London: George G. Harrap, 1932. First English American Trade EditionNear Mint in the Original Dust Jacket and Box[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George G. Harrap, 1932. First English/American trade edition, with Harrap imprint to title page and dust jacket but with McKay imprint to tail of cloth spine. Large octavo (9 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches; 244 x 184 mm.). 287, [1] pp. Twelve full-page color illustrations with captioned tissue-guards and fifty-nine black and white drawings. Pink and white pictorial end-papers. Publisher's rose red cloth, pictorially stamped in gilt on front cover and spine, top edge gilt. Spine with MacKay imprint. A very fine copy in the original fine color pictorial (price-clipped and with one clean 3/4 inch tear at top of spine) dust jacket with "Harrap" at foot of spine, in turn housed in the fine original publisher's box with a full color illustration laid on. Although this is clearly… Read more
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The Fairy Walk
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The Fairy Walk"

by TIMLIN, William M.

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[n.p.]: , 1920. A Wonderfully Ethereal Watercolor from the Master of Children's Fantasy IllustratorsTIMLIN, William M. "The Fairy Walk." Original pen, ink and watercolor drawing, titled on lower left hand corner, signed on lower right hand corner and marked with Timlin's owl device. Image size: 20 5/8 x 12 1/2 inches: 525 x 320mm.Matted, framed and glazed.William M. Timlin ranks alongside Dulac, Rackam, and Pogany as one of the greatest children's fantasy illustrators, despite his having published only one book in his lifetime (The Ship that Sailed to Mars, 1923). He died before his second great work, The Building of a Fairy City could be completed. The Fairy Walk depicts an elegant young lady in conversation with an ethereal figure sitting on a fence and holding onto a branch of a tree, observed by four ravens and a trio of mischievous looking goblins. It is quite possible that this drawing is a finished watercolor for The Building of a Fairy City. It is beautifully executed and very large, drawn… Read more
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Farthing Hall
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Farthing Hall

by WALPOLE, Hugh; PRIESTLEY, J.B.

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London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1929. A Collaboration...WALPOLE, Hugh. & PRIESTLEY, J.B. Farthing Hall. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1929. First edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 inches; 191 x 127 mm.). [viii], [1]-275, [1, blank], [4 advertisements] pp. Publishers green ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt. A fine copy in the publisher's gray printed dust jacket, spine slightly darkened, a couple of small closed edge tears, small piece (1/8 inch) missing from top of spine. An excellent copy.The novel is a collaboration between Hugh Walpole and John Boynton Priestley. Walpole, the older novelist, writes as the young artist, while Priestley takes the character of the middle-aged academic.Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (1884-1941) was an English novelist. He was the son of an Anglican clergyman, intended for a career in the church but drawn instead to writing. Among those who encouraged him were the authors Henry James and Arnold Bennett.John Boynton Priestley (1894-1984) was an English novelist,… Read more
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Fashionables
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Fashionables

by GAVARNI, Paul

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Paris: Chez Tessari et Cie., 1837. Extremely Scarce No Auction RecordsNo Copies in Libraries WorldwideGAVARNI [pseudonym of Guillaume Sulpice Chevallier]. Fashionables. Paris: Chez Tessari et Cie., [n.d., 1837]. Large quarto (13 1/8 x 10 1/16 inches; 333 x 255 mm.). Twelve hand-colored lithographed plates, heightened with gum arabic, depicting couples during the twelve months of the year. Plates lithographed by Lemercier. Contemporary half red morocco, ruled in gilt, over marbled boards by Canapé et Corriez (stamp-signed on front flyleaf). Smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Some light foxing, a few plates slightly browned. Tiny portion of lower corner of the plate "Août" torn away. Two bookplates and remains of a third on front pastedown. An excellent copy of this extremely scarce series of plates. Not in Colas, Hiler, or Lipperheide.Each plate, Janvier to Decembre, depicts the appropriate fashion for each month of the year.A work of… Read more
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Female Approach, The
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Female Approach, The

by SEARLE, Ronald; BEERBOHM, Max

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London: Macdonald, 1949. Hearties and Half-Wits"SEARLE, Ronald. The Female Approach. With masculine sidelights by Ronald Searle. With a letter from Max Beerbohm. London: Macdonald, [1949]. First edition. Octavo (7 13/16 x 5 1/8 inches; 199 x 130 mm.). 96 pp. Illustrated throughout in black & white, mainly full-page. Publisher's cream cloth over boards, front cover with small design in red, spine lettered in red, original pictorial dust jacket with just a few short edge tears. A near fine copy."An artist with a wickedly witty line... His book of comic drawings, though it gets its title from the hockey-playing subhumans that commit their merry mayhem in the delicious girls' school he has run up, contains also writers, lookers at pictures, policemen and other comic characters. They are all --- as large as life, hearties, and half-wits --- as large as life, or thereabouts, and twice as funny." (Sunday Times review) Ronald William Fordham Searle, CBE, RDI (3 March 1920 - 30 December 2011) was a British… Read more
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The Female Approach
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The Female Approach

by SEARLE, Ronald; MUGGERIDGE, Malcolm

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. The Belles of St. Trinian's and other CartoonsSEARLE, Ronald. The Female Approach. Cartoons by Ronald Searle with an Introduction by Malcolm Muggeridge, Editor of Punch. London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. First American Edition. Small quarto (10 x 7 1/4 inches; 253 x 184 mm.). [ii, blank], x, 147, [1] pp. Profusely illustrated with over 150 black & white drawings.Publisher's red boards, front cover with rectangular pictorial design in black, white and red. Spine decoratively lettered in black, white and red. Some minor rubbing to spine extremities and corners. Original pictorial dust-jacket, also with minor rubbing to spine extremities and corners. An excellent copy."Some crazy weather is moving in on America, originating in the British Isles. High risibility is forecast, and there will be gales of laughter. The average mean laugh will be well above normal, to be followed by chortles of variable high-pressure chuckles. Clouds of gloom will be dispelled. This harbinger of… Read more
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Fiddle Faddle Fashion Book, The
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Fiddle Faddle Fashion Book, The

by [LEECH, John, illustrator]; LEIGH, Percival

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. A Scarce Little SuckerOne of the Rarest of All LeechesVictorian Unisex Costumes - Lady-Like Gentlemen[LEECH, John, illustrator]. [LEIGH, Percival]. [The Fiddle Faddle Fashion Book. And Beau Monde à La Française enriched with Numerous Highly Colored Figures of Lady-Like Gentlemen. Edited by The Author of The Comic Latin Grammar.] The Costumes and Other Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. Large quarto (11 1/16 x 8 5/8 in; 282 x 219 mm.) 12 pp. Four hand-colored lithograph plates (imprinted 12 November 1840) each with multiple figures for a total of forty-six illustrations, from Leech's 1840 satire with text by Percival Leigh. Original pictorial front and back printed yellow wrappers bound in. Front wrapper with early ink signature at top (slightly cropped).Contemporary half dark blue hard grain morocco ruled in blind over marbled boards. Smooth spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With the armorial bookplates of George… Read more
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Fifty Bab Ballads
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Fifty "Bab" Ballads

by GILBERT, W.S.

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London [&] New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1878. W.S. Gilbert's 'Fifty "Bab Ballads'A Fine Inlaid Binding - Possibly by W.T. MorrellGILBERT, W.S. Fifty "Bab" Ballads. Much Sound and Little Sense by W.S. Gilbert. With illustrations by the author. London [&] New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1878. Third? edition (first published in 1876). Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 190 mm x 133 mm.). 255, [1, imprint] pp. Engraved frontispiece (included in pagination) with original tissue-guard and numerous illustrations in the text. Some marginal foxing, otherwise near fine.Bound ca. 1920 in full red crushed levant morocco, covers ruled in gilt enclosing an elaborate oval floral design with eight inlaid flowers in cream morocco and leaves of olive, medium and dark green and red morocco surrounded by a decorative border of medium and dark green. The flowers and leaves are decoratively tooled in blind and highly decorated with gilt pointille. Spine with five raised bands, with decorative inlaid dark green… Read more
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[Figures on a Boat]

by PRICEMAN, Marjorie, artist

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: , 1994. A Bright, Sunny Original WatercolorBeautifully Framed and MattedPRICEMAN, Marjorie, artist. [Figures on a Boat]. From How to Make an Apple Pie and see the World. [n.p.], 1994.Original watercolor, signed "MP" on lower right-hand corner.Image size: 9 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches; 248 x 273 mm. Beautifully matted, framed and glazed. (Frame size: 15 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches; 387 x 412 mm.).A fun and energetic illustration depicting a scene on a boat, from the book, How to Make an Apple Pie and see the World. Beautifully framed with ablue and white striped fabric mat and light pink ribbon border. This illustration has been cropped down from the original two page spread - the cropped area has been attached to the back of the frame. Marjorie A. Priceman is an American writer and illustrator of more than thirty children's picture books including two Caldecott Honor Books (runners-up for the Caldecott Medal). Her first book, Friend or Frog, was published in 1989, soon after her graduation from the Rhode Island… Read more
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Findens' Tableaux of The Affections; [With:] Finden's Tableaux
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Findens' Tableaux of The Affections; [With:] Finden's Tableaux

by FINDEN, William; FINDEN, Edward; MITFORD, Mary Russell, Editor; PERRING, W., Painter

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London: Charles Tilt, 1839; 1840. Two of the Exceptionally Rare Hand-Colored Deluxe Issues for 1839 and 1840"FINDEN, William and Edward. Finden's Tableaux or the Affections; A Series of Picturesque Illustrations of the Womanly Virtues. From paintings by W. Perring. Edited by Mary Russell Mitford [With:] Findens' Tableaux: The Iris of Prose, Poetry, and Art, for MDCCCXL. Illustrated with Engravings by W. and E. Finden, from Paintings by J. Browne. Edited by Mary Russell Mitford. London: Charles Tilt, 1839; [1840]. First Deluxe Hand-Colored Editions. Two folio volumes (14 9/16 x 10 7/8 inches; 370 x 276 mm.). [vi], 60; [3]-70 pp. Twenty-four hand-colored engraved plates after Perring or Browne, engraved by Holl, Finden, Egleton, Freeman, Scriven, Hollis, Gibbs and others, all heightened with gum arabic. Publishers red and green morocco, covers elaborately tooled in gilt and blind. Slight rubbing to extremities, otherwise near fine.Two issues of the exceptionally rare hand-colored deluxe edition of a… Read more
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Five Japanese Love Stories
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Five Japanese Love Stories

by SAIKAKU, Ihara; Folio Society; SEVERIN, Mark, illustrator

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London: The Folio Society Ltd, 1958. With Eight Fine Full-Page Woodcut Illustrations by Mark SeverinSAIKAKU, Ihara. SEVERIN, Mark, illustrator. Five Japanese Love Stories (Koshoku Gonin Onna). Translated into English by William Theodore de Bary. Wood Engravings by Mark Severin. London: The Folio Society, 1958.Octavo (8 x 5 1/2 inches; 204 x 140 mm.). 159, [1, blank] pp. Title-page printed in black and red. With eight full-page woodcut illustrations by Mark Severin.Publsher's green silk cloth over boards, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial end-papers printed in red. Spine a little darkened otherwise a fine copy in the publisher's maroon card slipcase. The five stories included here are: The Story of Seijuro in Himeji; The Barrelmaker Brimful of Love; What the Seasons Brought the Almanac-Maker; The Greengrocer's Daughter with a Bundle of Love; and Gengobei, the Mountain of Love.Ihara Saikaku (1642-1693) was a Japanese poet and creator of the "floating world" genre of Japanese prose. Born as Hirayama T… Read more
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Flight of the Duchess, The

by ESSEX HOUSE PRESS; BROWNING, Robert; THE BELVOIR BINDERY; HEWITT-BATES, James Samuel

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Campden, Gloucestershire: Essex House Press, 1905. You're my friend: I was the man the Duke spoke to;I helped the Duchess to cast off his yoke, too;So here's the tale from beginning to end, My friend!ESSEX HOUSE PRESS. BROWNING, Robert. THE BELVOIR BINDERY.The Flight of the Duchess. Campden: Essex House Press, 1905. One of 125 copies, all printed on vellum (this being no. 123). Small octavo (7 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches; 184 x 124 mm.). 42 pp. Hand colored frontispiece by Paul Woodroffe, hand-painted initials throughout, printers device on colophon.Bound ca. 1905 by The "Belvoir" Bindery (stamp-signed in gilt on front paste-down). Full sage green crushed levant morocco, covers with central panel and four rounded side panels formed by gilt rules, the corners with a spray of five inlaid red morocco water lilies and gilt foliage. Smooth spine vertically lettered in gilt and decoratively tooled with foliate extensions. Gilt-dotted board edges, gilt rolled turn-ins, vellum liners and endleaves, all edges gilt. A… Read more
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Flora's Gems: or, The Treasures of the Parterre
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Flora's Gems: or, The Treasures of the Parterre

by ANDREWS, James; TWAMLEY, Louisa Anne

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London: Charles Tilt, 1830. Handsome and Interesting Ornaments for the Drawing-Room Table" ANDREWS, James. Flora's Gems: or, The Treasures of the Parterre. Twelve Bouquets, drawn and coloured from nature, by James Andrews. With Poetical Illustrations, by Louisa Anne Twamley. London: Charles Tilt, [1830]. First edition. Folio (14 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches; 369 x 273 mm.). 20 unnumbered pages including half-title, title-page, contents, dedication leaf, and advertisement leaf at end. Hand colored lithographed title and eleven superb hand-colored lithograph plates, all with their original tissue-guards.Publisher's green diaper-grain cloth, covers decoratively bordered and stamped in blind enclosing a large and quite magnificent gilt urn with flowers. Spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, original yellow coated end-papers, all edges gilt. Lower 3 1/2 inches of front inner hinge slightly cracked - still the finest copy that we have ever seen."The covers are decorated with stamped and gilt bouquets of… Read more
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Flying A Kite"

by WAIN, Louis, Artist

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: , 1900. Wain Cats Fly KiteWAIN, Louis. "Flying A Kite." An original watercolor and gouache drawing, c. 1900-1905.Signed at lower right. Matted, glazed and framed. Approximate image measurement: 14 1/2 x 19 1/2 in; 370 x 505 mm. Framed: 25 1/2 x 29 3/4 in; 660 x 755 mm. A colorful, charming and amusing depiction of a "father" cat flying a kite with the help of his three kittens.At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled...[a]lthough he was… Read more
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