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I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed)
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I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed)

by MANZONI, Alessandro; LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB; OFFICINA BODONI; BRAMANTI, Bruno

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Verona: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club, 1951. The Unwavering Strength of Love"MANZONI, Alessandro. I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed). The 1844 translation revised and with an introduction by Roanld H. Boothroyd. Illustarted with the designs of Francesco Gonin engraved for this edition by Bruno Bramanti. Verona: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club, 1951.Limited to 1,500 copies signed by Giovanni Mardersteig and Bruno Bramanti, this being no. 943.Large octavo (10 1/2 x 7 inches; 266 x 177 mm.). xiv, 676, [4] pp. Illustrated throughout with wood-engravings by Bruno Bramanti. Publisher's quarter natural Italian linen over hand-painted paper boards. A fine copy in the original pale-gray dust jacket, spine printed in black (a couple of short tears at head of jacket spine) and the original black cardboard slipcase.The Betrothed or I Promessi Sposi is an Italian is an Italian historical novel which was first published in 1827, in three volumes. It has been called the… Read more
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Ideas, Accidental and Incidental To Hunting and Other Sports;
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Ideas, Accidental and Incidental To Hunting and Other Sports;

by ALKEN, Henry

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London: Thomas M'Lean, 1826-30. First (Best) Edition, Early IssueThe Mishaps of a Maladroit Equestrian On The HuntAnd Coaches Out of Control"Have You Any Idea Which Way The Hounds Went?ALKEN, Henry. Ideas, Accidental and Incidental To Hunting and Other Sports.; Caught in Leicestershire, &C. London: Thomas M'Lean, n.d. [1826-1830]. First edition, early issue, with plates dated 1826-1830 and watermarked 1831-32. Upright folio (14 1/4 x 10 in; 366 x 253 mm). Letterpress title and forty-two hand colored soft-ground etchings with protective interleaves. Full forest green crushed morocco for Hatchards of London (stamp-signed) by either Rivière or Sangorski and Sutcliffe (ca. 1940), both of whom were Hatchards preferred binders. Occasional mild spots to margins not affecting imagery. A neat professional repair to closed margin tear on plate #6. Otherwise, a beautiful copy of the most desirable edition."This book was published in 1830. The humorous text is etched on the plates, which were originally… Read more
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If No One Ever Marries Me
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If No One Ever Marries Me"

by McCLINTOCK, Barbara, artist

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: , 2012. A Lovely Original WatercolorFrom Leave Your SleepAdapted to Music by Natalie MerchantMcCLINTOCK, Barbara, artist. "If No One Ever Marries Me". From Leave Your Sleep by Natalie Merchant. [N.p.], 2012.Original pen, ink and watercolor illustration. Signed "Barbara McClintock" on lower left-hand corner.Image size: 9 5/8 x 7 7/8 inches; 244 x 200 mm. Matted. (Mat size: 18 x 14 inches; 457 x 356 mm.).A lovely illustration from the collection of classic children's poetry in Leave Your Sleep. This book was adapted to music by Natalie Merchant, and opens the door to a wondrous world filled with witches and fearless girls, blind men and elephants, giants and sailors and dancing bears. It features a daring and delightful selection, ranging from the beloved to the undiscovered. Natalie Merchant's brilliant musical renderings, selected from her highly praised album, share the stage with Barbara McClintock's richly imagined art to create a memorable reading, looking, and listening… Read more
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Illustrations of Time
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Illustrations of Time

by CRUIKSHANK, George

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London: Published by the Artist...and sold by James Robins and Co., 1827. Rare in the Original Pink Printed Wrappers"Tempus Edax Rerum"CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator. Illustrations of Time, by George Cruikshank. London: Published by the Artist... sold by Js. Robins and Co., 1827. First edition, first issue. Oblong folio (11 1/8 x 15 1/2 inches; 283 x 394 mm.). Engraved vignette title page and six hand-colored engraved plates with multiple images showing thirty-five humorous scenes. The second plate is watermarked "Whatman, Turkey Mill, 1826" (Cohn's copy was watermarked 1827, and Abbey's copy was watermarked 1828). All of the tissue guards are watermarked "S O 1823" (as per Cohn).Publisher's pink printed wrappers (corresponding with Cohn's copy), the front wrapper with the statement "Price 8s. Plain, 12s. Coloured, and large paper India Proofs, 15s." The back wrapper with "Lately Published; Phrenological Illustrations by George Cruikshank... At the latter end of the year will be published Four or… Read more
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Illustrations to Popular Songs
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Illustrations to Popular Songs

by ALKEN, Henry

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London: Thomas M'Lean, 1823. True Sportsmen are We for the Game Once in View"ALKEN, Henry. Illustrations to Popular Songs. London: Published by Thomas M'Lean, 1822.First edition, first issue. Oblong folio (9 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches; 235 x 347 mm.). [1] leaf (Address). Forty-two (of forty-three) hand-colored etched plates (including added pictorial title). All plates dated 1822. Each plate contains two to six comical scenes, including several hunting or sporting scenes, illustrating titles of popular songs.Bound without the letterpress-title and the plate "No more I'll court the town bred fair &c"Full contemporary russia, covers decoratively stamped in blind and gilt, front cover letters in gilt, spine with title stamped in blind, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Board edges a little rubbed. A very good copy."First issued in 1822, reissued in 1823, 1825, 1826, 1831" (Tooley)."'Swans sing before they die --- 'twere no bad thing"'Should some folks die before they sing.'"So whispered a friend to Mr. Alken,… Read more
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Imagina
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Imagina

by RACKHAM, Arthur; Ford, Julia Ellsworth; Ford, Lauren

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New York: Duffield & Company, 1914. With Two Full-Page Color Plates by Arthur Rackham[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. FORD, Julia Ellsworth. Imagina. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham and Lauren Ford. New York: Duffield & Company, 1914.First edition. Quarto (9 1/2 x 7 5/16 inches; x 242 x 185 mm.). [12], 178, [1], [1, blank] pp. Two color plates by Arthur Rackham (including frontispiece) and numerous black and white drawings in the text by Lauren Ford. Pages 171/172 with lower corner crease, pages 173-176 with neat repairs on upper blank margin.Publisher's light blue cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and lettered in gilt on spine. Pictorial end-papers in pale blue and white by Lauren Ford. Extremities of binding a little faded, some slight wear to top and and bottom of spine and corners. A good copy of the scarce first edition.A wee young, motherless boy, a dreamer who secretly loves poetry, yearns to be held and loved by the beautiful woman he has conjured in his mind… Read more
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[In Japanese]. Setsu Kushi Hinagata [Patterns of Miniature Combs]
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[In Japanese]. Setsu Kushi Hinagata [Patterns of Miniature Combs]

by [DECORATIVE ARTS]

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[Tokyo]: [Japan Art Society], [1905]. The Art of Japanese Hair CombsA Singular Scrapbook[DECORATIVE ARTS]. [In Japanese]. Setsu Kushi Hinagata [Patterns of Miniature Combs]. [Tokyo: Japan Art Society, 37th Year of the Meiji (1905)]. Octavo (9 1/2 x 5 3/4 in; 242 x 140 mm). 154 pp. A unique scrapbook of over 500 charcoal rubbings on rice paper of Japanese miniature comb and hairpin (koagi) patterns tipped-in to the pages of three issues of Japanese Art Society Reports bound together. The original collector has crossed-out the original titles, publisher, etc., and provided their own manuscript title in black marking pen. Each page has two rubbed patterns, each pattern with upper and lower views of each comb, and the rubbings are remarkably sharp with even small details very clear.Publisher's original string-bound wrappers with losses but the integrity of interior of the book remains complete and intact. Early auction clipping for this item ("Kushi Hinagata") mounted to the inside of the rear (Japanese… Read more
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In Powder & Crinoline
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In Powder & Crinoline

by 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 patterned endpapers, top edge… Read more
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Indispensable Accomplishments
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Indispensable Accomplishments

by FRANKLAND, Sir Robert; COPLOW, Billesdon

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London: H. Humphreys, 1811. Six Humorous Hand-Colored Engraved Hunting Scenes FRANKLAND, Sir Robert. COPLOW, Billesdon (pseudonym). Indispensable Accomplishments...London: Published...by H. Humphrey, 1811.First edition. Oblong folio (10 5/8 x 14 5/8 inches; 270 x 370 mm.). Engraved title and six numbered hand-colored engraved plates with interleaves. Seventeen blank leaves at rear.Bound by Morrell (stamp-signed) in later full green crushed morocco with gilt frame and equine-themed gilt corner-pieces. Gilt-ruled raised bands. Gilt ornamented and decorated compartments. Broad gilt dentelles. Top edge gilt. With the leather bookplate of Joseph Widener and armorial bookplate of Clarence S. Bemens. An excellent copy of this rare series of hunting scenes. OCLC locates only one copy (at Harvard). "Ev'ry species of ground ev'ry Horse does not suit;/What's a good Country Hunter may here prove a Brute;/And, unless for all sorts of strange fences prepar'd,/A Man and his Horse are sure to be scar'd" (engraved… Read more
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Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth & Marvels, The
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Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth & Marvels, The

by RACKHAM, Arthur; INGOLDSBY, Thomas (pseud. of Richard Harris Barham)

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London: J.M.Dent & Co., 1907. The Second and Best Trade Edition[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. INGOLDSBY, Thomas (pseud. of Richard Harris Barham). The Ingoldsby Legends. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham A.R.W.S. London: J.M. Dent & Co.,1907. Second (and best) trade edition. Large quarto (9 7/8 x 7 5/8 inches; 251 x 193 mm.). Twenty-four color plates tipped-in on brown stock with captioned tissue guards, twelve tinted plates, and sixty-six drawings in black and white. Original green cloth, front cover and spine stamped in gilt, pictorial endpapers, tope edge gilt, others uncut. Mild wear to cloth boards, but still a very good copy."In 1898 Messrs. Dent and Co. first published 'The Ingoldsby Legends,' with about one hundred illustrations of mine. This book has met with a very satisfactory reception, but the publisher's have felt with me that, with the addition of new drawings, a careful overhauling would make it worthy of publication in a more important form, in which greater prominence could be given to… Read more
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Ingoldsby Legends, The
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Ingoldsby Legends, The

by RACKHAM, Arthur; INGOLDSBY, Thomas LEWIS, Christopher

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London / New York: J.M. Dent / E.P. Dutton, 1907. The Finest Rackham EditionLimited to 500 Copies Signed by the ArtistIn a Beautiful Inlaid Binding By Chris Lewis[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. INGOLDSBY, Thomas (pseudonym of Richard Harris Barham). [LEWIS, Christopher, binder]. The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth & Marvels. By Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham A.R.W.S. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1907. Large paper edition. Limited to 560 numbered copies, "of which 500 are for sale in England and 50 in America," signed by the artist. This copy is No. 241 of the English edition. Large quarto (11 x 8 5/8 in; 284 x 220 mm). xix, [1], 549, [1] pp. Twenty-four color plates mounted on dark olive paper, with descriptive tissue guards (except for the frontispiece), twelve plates tinted but not mounted, and sixty-six drawings in black and white in the text (full-page). Title printed in red and brown within a decorative tinted border.This is the finest Rackham-illustrated edition of The Ingoldsby… Read more
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The Ingoldsby Legends
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The Ingoldsby Legends

by BAYNTUN OF BATH; [BARHAM, Richard Harris]

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London: Richard Bentley, 1855. In an Elegant, Beautifully Wrought Pictorial Binding[BAYNTUN OF BATH, binders]. INGOLDSBY, Thomas (pseudonym of Richard Harris Barham). The Ingoldsby Legends. Or, Mirth and Marvels. The Three Series. London: Richard Bentley, 1855. Tenth edition. Three octavo volumes (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 in; 193 x 121 mm). xii, 338, [2]; iv, 288; vi, [2], 364 pp. Twenty engraved plates by George Cruikshank and John Leech, including frontispieces.Uniformly bound c. 1925 by Bayntun of Bath (stamp-signed to front turn-in) in full crushed blue morocco with a multi-colored pictorial onlay vignette to each upper cover, the vignette within an enchanting arabesque-bordered frame with extensive gilt dots as background. Wide turn-ins with triple fillets. Gilt rolled edges. Gilt ornamented raised bands. Gilt framed and ornamented compartments. All edges gilt. Pink marbled endpapers. A fine set, handsomely bound.The exquisite multi-color leather inlays on the front cover of each volume depict as… Read more
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Inn Yard on Fire
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Inn Yard on Fire

by ROWLANDSON, Thomas; MALTON, James

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London: T. Malton, 1791. Who'er has travell'd life's dull round,Through all its various paths hath been,Must oft have wondered to have foundHis warmest welcome at an inn!"ROWLANDSON, Thomas. MALTON, James. Inn Yard on Fire. Drawn & Etchd. by T. Rowlandson. Aquatinta by T. Malton. [London, 1791]. A Magnificent hand-colored aquatint (image size 20 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches; 397 x 518 mm.).Etched by Rowlandson, aquatinted by Malton. Matted, framed and glazed.(Frame size: 29 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches; 747 x 630 mm.)."The ardent house-warming prepared for the passengers at the Inn Yard on Fire barely justifies the rapture of the rhymer. From the notice-board we find the Dover, Deal, Margate and Canterbury Coaches are advertised to set out from the caravansary in question. The strangers are rudely disturbed, while the flames are lapping the old building and serpentining their way round the inflammable wooden balconies, as the suddenly awakened inmates take to flight with such solitary articles as come first to hand.… Read more
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Italic Quartet
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Italic Quartet

by [CRANACH PRESS]; KESSLER, Count Harry; JOHNSTON, Edward; WALKER, Emery

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Cambridge: The University Printing House, 1966. The Making of The Cranach Press 'Italic'[CRANACH PRESS]. DREYFUS, John. Italic Quartet. A Record of the Collaboration between Harry Kessler, Edward Johnston, Emery Walker and Edward Prince in making the Cranach Press Italic. Cambridge: The University Printing House, 1966. One of 500 copies. Octavo ( 9 7/8 x 6 1/4 inches; 252 x 159 mm.). vii, [1, blank], 50, 2, blank] pp. Ten illustrations in the text (two double-page) including specimens of type and portraits etc. Publisher's decorated cloth, top edge trimmed, others uncut. A mint copy in the original matching slipcase.(Crutchley A printer's Christmas books 33).
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