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L. ANNAEI SENECAE PHILOSOPHI OPERA OMNIA. [bound with] . SENECA (THE ELDER). M. ANNAEI SENECAE...
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L. ANNAEI SENECAE PHILOSOPHI OPERA OMNIA. [bound with] . SENECA (THE ELDER). M. ANNAEI SENECAE RHETORIS

by (BINDINGS - HIGHLY DECORATED 17TH CENTURY). SENECA (THE YOUNGER)

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Amsterodami: Apud G. I. Caesium (Blaeu), 1628. 128 x 72 mm. (5 x 2 3/4"). [12], 609, [1]; 221, [7] HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO, HEAVILY GILT, covers with central gilt lozenge and borders comprised of gilt fleurons and lacy tooling, smooth spine similarly gilt, all edges gilt and with two small rows of subtle gauffering. Engraved title to first work, separate title page with printer's device for second work, both works with printer's device on final blank page. Flyleaf with ink ownership signature of Julius Paoucci(?). Schweiger III, 911. Very short tear to upper joint at foot of spine, a few small wormholes along the spine, corners somewhat rubbed, a touch of soiling, but a very sound binding, entirely unsophisticated, and quite pleasing to the eye; a few pages with creases affecting readability, a little scattered browning and the occasional blemish, otherwise a very good, clean copy internally. An altogether pleasing volume. In a finely gilt and unsophisticated contemporary binding, this… Read more
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LA BIBLE, QUI EST TOUTE LA SAINCTE ESCRITURE. [bound with] LES CL. PSEAUMES DE DAVID MIS EN RIME...
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LA BIBLE, QUI EST TOUTE LA SAINCTE ESCRITURE. [bound with] LES CL. PSEAUMES DE DAVID MIS EN RIME FRANÇOISE

by (BINDINGS - MOSAIC). (ESTIENNE IMPRINTS). GENEVA BIBLE IN FRENCH

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[Geneva]: François Estienne, 1567; Geneva: JĂ©rĂ©mie des Planches, 1587. 172 x 110 mm. (6 3/4 x 4 3/8"). First work: 4 p.l., 370, 90, 122, [12] leaves (Z5 and Z6 from the Old Testament misbound in the Index between R3 and R4); second work: [56] leaves (of 80); Hh7 adhering to rear free endpaper, lacking Hh8-Kk8, containing the form of prayers for marriage and an historical calendar). SUPERB CONTEMPORARY CALF, LAVISHLY GILT AND ONLAID "À LA RÉPÉTITION," covers with central panel of repeating ornate filigree gilt lozenges, with onlaid central oval of black morocco surrounded by small circles of tan morocco, the panel enclosed by a frame with smaller versions of the lozenges and with onlaid ovals at corners, flat spine with large gilt filigree lozenge surrounded by a frame containing 32 onlaid tan circles connected by gilt filigree, boards with four tiny holes from long-gone metal clasps, edges gilt and elaborately gauffered (very expertly rebacked and recornered, preserving original backstrip). In… Read more
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LA DAUPHINE MARIE-ANTIONETTE
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LA DAUPHINE MARIE-ANTIONETTE

by (BINDINGS - DURVAND). NOLHAC, PIERRE DE

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Paris: Boussod, Valadon et Cie, [1896]. No. 23 OF 75 DELUXE COPIES on Japanese vellum with an additional suite of plates in bistre. 325 x 245 mm. (12 3/4 x 9 3/4"). 4 p.l., 181 pp., [1] leaf. No. 23 OF 75 DELUXE COPIES on Japanese vellum with an additional suite of plates in bistre. VERY STATELY RED CRUSHED MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, BY DURVAND (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with eight plain and decorative rules flanking a wide frame of tangent laurel stamps, the whole enclosing a central panel with gilt supra-libros of Marie Antoinette, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with a large fleur-de-lys or gilt titling, wide and ornately gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers and flyleaves, all edges gilt. With head and tailpieces and 27 engraved plates as called for, all with a second state in bistre, all with original tissue guards, one of the plates colored, another double-page. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Amy Bend [Mrs. Cortlandt] Bishop. A Large Paper Copy. Just a hint… Read more
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LA GERUSALEMME LIBERATA
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LA GERUSALEMME LIBERATA

by (BINDINGS - DEROME). TASSO, TORQUATO

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Parigi [Paris]: Appresso Agostino Delalain et al., 1771. 235 x 145 mm. (9 1/4 x 5 7/8"). Two volumes. LOVELY CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO "RELIURE DE PRÉSENT" DESIGNED BY GRAVELOT AND EXECUTED BY DEROME LE JEUNE, covers with French fillet frame, floral cornerpieces, flat spines bordered with double gilt rules and elaborately decorated in gilt: title within draped and foliate border surrounded by literary, warlike, and pastoral emblems, two leafy sprays extending from small cartouche at the lower end; attractively gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT: including two frontispiece portraits, two engraved titles with large vignettes, engraved dedication plate, 20 FINE ENGRAVED PLATES, 20 HAUT DE PAGE VIGNETTES (tondo portraits of characters), AND 23 ADDITIONAL PLATES (14 TAILPIECE VIGNETTES AND NINE VERY LARGE ENDPIECES (normally referred to as "vignettes," but occupying most of otherwise blank pages), ALL AFTER DESIGNS BY GRAVELOT. Cohen-de Ricci 974-75; Ray… Read more
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LA ITALIA LIBERATA DA GOTTHI DEL TRISSINO
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LA ITALIA LIBERATA DA GOTTHI DEL TRISSINO

by TRISSINO, GIOVANNI GIORGIO

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Rome: Valerio & Luigi Dorico; Venice: Tolomeo Gianicolo, 1547-48. FIRST EDITION. 183 x 96 mm. (6 3/8 x 3 3/4"). 8 p.l., 175, [1] (blank), 181, [3], 184, [6] leaves (final blank). Three volumes bound in one. FIRST EDITION. APPEALING PERIOD-STYLE RED MOROCCO, GILT, BY FRANCIS BEDFORD, covers framed by gilt and blind rules, gilt leaves at corners, gilt lettering in central panel, raised bands decorated with gilt, panels tooled in blind with floral rolls, gilt-ruled turn-ins, edges gilt and elaborately gauffered. Title within architectural woodcut frame, printer's full-page Golden Fleece device at end of second and third parts, a double-page diagram showing Belisarius' camp, and a double-page woodcut map of Rome. Adams T-954. Leaves lightly pressed (in keeping with bibliophilic fashion at the time of binding), but not washed, a hint of wear to joints, spine lightly (but uniformly) sunned, short faint scratch to lower cover, but all these imperfections trivial, and AN ALTOGETHER VERY… Read more
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LA MAISON PHILIBERT
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LA MAISON PHILIBERT

by (POCHOIR). [DUVAL, PAUL]. "LORRAIN, JEAN" Pseudonym

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Paris: G. Crès et Cie, 1925. No. 159 OF 300 COPIES on Rives paper, from a total edition of 365 copies, 15 of which were not for sale. 197 x 248 mm. (7 3/4 x 9 3/4"). 3 p.l., 253, [1] pp., [1] leaf (colophon). No. 159 OF 300 COPIES on Rives paper, from a total edition of 365 copies, 15 of which were not for sale. Attractive contemporary olive brown morocco, gilt, covers with French fillet border and frame composed of a swirling vine enclosed by fillets, raised bands, spine compartments with gilt fillet frames, gilt titling, broad turn-ins densely gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. With original wrappers bound in. With 88 illustrations by André Dignimont, 15 of these full-page, printed in rich colors using the pochoir technique. Two-inch crack at head of front joint, spine evenly sunned (as expected), otherwise very fine, the binding especially lustrous, the text fresh and clean, and the illustrations very richly colored. This novel of life in a… Read more
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LA RELIURE FRANÇAISE ANCIENNE & MODERNE
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LA RELIURE FRANÇAISE ANCIENNE & MODERNE

by (BINDINGS - MEUNIER). MEUNIER, CHARLES

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Paris: [Charles Meunier], 1910. No. 40 OF 50 COPIES, SIGNED BY MEUNIER. 448 x 195 mm. (9 3/4 x 7 5/8"). 2 p.l., 54 pp., [1] leaf, followed by plates with lettered tissue guards. No. 40 OF 50 COPIES, SIGNED BY MEUNIER. TASTEFUL CRIMSON MOROCCO BY CHARLES MEUNIER (stamp-signed on front turn-in), UPPER COVER WITH INLAID MARBLED CALF FRAME ENCLOSING A BRONZE PLATE DEPICTING A WOMAN AT A BINDING MACHINE (signed by Maurice Favre), "Aux amis de la Maison du Livre / 1900 / Ch. Meunier" (in upper case letters) emblazoned on the rear of the plate, displayed through an opening in the marbled paper pastedown; raised bands with blind-stamped fillets extending onto the covers, spine with gilt titling and gilt calla lily ornament, turn-ins with triple gilt fillet, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Publisher's green paper wrapper bound in. In the original matching morocco-trimmed slipcase, inside a modern navy cloth clamshell box. With a heliogravure plate after Francois Flameng, and 48 plates depicting old and… Read more
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LA VERITE DE LA RELIGION CHRESTIENNE
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LA VERITE DE LA RELIGION CHRESTIENNE

by GROTIUS, HUGO

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Paris: De l'Imprimerie de nouveaux caracteres . . . par Pierre Moreau, [8 Juin, 1644]. First Edition of this Translation. 175 x 113 mm. (6 7/8 x 4 1/2"). 8 p.l., 541 pp., [1] leaf (privilege). Translated by François Eudes de Mezeray. First Edition of this Translation. Attractive contemporary burgundy morocco, gilt, covers with three French fillet frames, the two inner frames with oblique fleurons at corners, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with central fleurons, curling cornerpieces, gilt titling, marbled pastedowns, all edges gilt. Updike I, 207-08. Boards a little spotted, leather a bit crackled, light wear to joints, minor offsetting on endpapers from glue used for turn-ins, leaves a shade less than bright with occasional small rust spots, but an excellent copy nevertheless, the text clean and fresh, and the solid, very pleasing binding with nothing approaching a condition issue. This edition of Grotius' famous treatise on the validity of Christianity features a lovely period… Read more
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L'ABBÉ CONSTANTIN
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L'ABBÉ CONSTANTIN

by (BINDINGS - KAUFFMANN). HALÉVY, LUDOVIC

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Paris: Roussod, Valadon, 1887. No. 118 OF 250 COPIES on Japon, with two additional states of the plates. 317 x 267 mm. (12 1/2 x 10 1/2"). 133 pp. No. 118 OF 250 COPIES on Japon, with two additional states of the plates. ELEGANT SCARLET CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT AND INLAID, BY J. KAUFFMANN, covers with an entrelac design of inlaid dark blue morocco strapwork outlined in gilt, accented with delicate sprays of gilt and inlaid blossoms, center compartment of upper cover with inlaid initial "D" and that of lower cover with inlaid "M," raised bands, spine compartments with inlaid frame entwined with climbing gilt and inlaid floral vines, giving the spine a lattice effect, densely gilt inner dentelles, floral silk brocade endleaves, all edges gilt. Original cream paper wrappers bound in. Housed in a leather-lined matching morocoo-backed chemise and slipcase. With 18 heliogravure plates and 18 vignettes after Madeleine Lemaire, all in three states, the additional states proofs before letters, one set printed… Read more
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LADIES' MISTAKES

by (NONESUCH PRESS). LAVER, JAMES

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Bloomsbury: Nonesuch Press, 1933. No. 120 OF 300 COPIES. 222 x 145 mm. (8 3/4 x 5 3/4"). 3 p.l., 3-106 pp., [2] leaves. No. 120 OF 300 COPIES. Publisher's blue-gray marbled paper boards, silvered paper label to spine. In a (lightly rubbed) matching marbled paper slipcase. Title page vignette and nine illustrations by Thomas Lowinsky. Dreyfus 88. Spine and extremities slightly rubbed, otherwise an especially fine copy, pristine internally, the fragile binding and slipcase very well preserved. This attractive printing contains three works of moral verse by a popular contemporary writer: "A Stitch in Time," its sequel, "Love's Progress," and "Cupid's Changeling, or the Lady's Mistake." Though successful in the theatrical and literary worlds, James Laver (1899-1975) kept his day job in the Department of Engraving, Illustration, and Design at the Victoria & Albert Museum, where he worked for 37 years. He also wrote several notable works on art and fashion.
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THE LADY OF GARAYE
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THE LADY OF GARAYE

by (BINDINGS). NORTON, CAROLINE SHERIDAN

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Cambridge: Macmillan and Co, 1862. FIRST EDITION. 202 x 155 mm. (8 x 6 1/8"). xvi, 128 pp. FIRST EDITION. Attractive contemporary brown morocco, painted and gilt, covers with painted black frame outlined by decorative gilt rules enclosing a diapered central panel with alternating rows of black compartments with silver fleur-de-lys and brown compartments with gold fleur-de-lys, flat spine with vertical titling, turn-ins with decorative gilt roll, flowered endpapers, all edges gilt and gauffered with a rosette design. With three engraved plates. Verso of front free endpaper with book label of Ruari McLean. A little wear to joints and extremities, otherwise a fine copy, clean and fresh with generous margins. This is a verse account of the life of French philanthropist Marguerite de la Garaye in a pleasing binding of unusual design. As the granddaughter of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Caroline Norton (1808-77) was born into literary aristocracy, and was described by critic H. N. Coleridge as… Read more
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LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN
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LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN

by WILDE, OSCAR. (BINDINGS - ASPREY)

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London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893. FIRST EDITION. 208 x 148 mm. (8 1/8 x 5 3/4"). 8 p.l. (first blank), 132 pp., 14, [2] pp. (ads). FIRST EDITION. EXCELLENT CRIMSON MOROCCO, GILT (stamp-signed "Asprey" on front turn-in), covers with five gilt leaf ornaments (replicating the design on the original publisher's binding), smooth spine with vertical gilt titling, red and gilt patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. Mason 357. A couple of small marginal spots, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, internally clean and fresh with generous margins, in a pristine binding. This is a well-preserved and handsomely presented copy of Wilde's first successful play, a comedy that launched his career in the dramatic arts and cemented his reputation and popularity as a playwright of sparkling wit. The events of "Lady Windermere's Fan" revolve around a young upper-class couple whose relationship is tested when the wife suspects her husband of an affair. Distraught by the appearance of her rival, Lady Erlynne, at her… Read more
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THE LADY'S MANUAL OF FANCY-WORK: A COMPLETE INSTRUCTOR IN EVERY VARIETY OF ORNAMENTAL NEEDLE-WORK
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THE LADY'S MANUAL OF FANCY-WORK: A COMPLETE INSTRUCTOR IN EVERY VARIETY OF ORNAMENTAL NEEDLE-WORK

by (NEEDLEWORK). PULLAN, MRS. [MATILDA MARIAN (CHESNEY)]

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New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1859. Probably the FIRST EDITION. 206 x 130 mm. (8 1/8 x 5 1/8"). xvi, 17-208 pp., [4] leaves (ads). Probably the FIRST EDITION. Publisher's original blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt titling and vignettes on spine and front cover showing sewing implements. 118 illustrations and eight four-panel foldout plates of needlework patterns (the plates printed alternately in blue, red, and green). Front free endpaper with neat ink inscription of Mrs. H. B. Ranney and with embossed stamp of Marion B. Spicer. Boards lightly chafed, joints and extremities just slightly rubbed, a couple of leaves with short marginal tears (no loss), two plates folded at a slight angle, causing edges to protrude, but still an extremely attractive copy (of a book almost always found in middling to poor condition), very clean and fresh internally, and in a scarcely worn binding. As the title promises, this is indeed a complete book of instruction, organized alphabetically from "applique" to "wire-work,"… Read more
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THE LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMIAH. [offered with] HUGHES-STANTON,  BLAIR. THREE ORIGINAL WOOD...
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THE LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMIAH. [offered with] HUGHES-STANTON, BLAIR. THREE ORIGINAL WOOD ENGRAVINGS FROM "LAMENTATIONS" PRINTED ON JAPANESE VELLUM

by (GREGYNOG PRESS). BIBLE IN ENGLISH

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Montgomeryshire, Wales: Gregynog Press, 1933. No. 37 OF 250 COPIES, one of 110 in this binding, accompanied by three additional plates on Japon, EACH ONE OF 12, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. 390 x 255 mm. (15 1/4 x 10"). [15] leaves. No. 37 OF 250 COPIES, one of 110 in this binding, accompanied by three additional plates on Japon, EACH ONE OF 12, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Fine original dark slate blue Oasis morocco, device in blind on front cover, blind titling on front cover and spine. In the original paper slipcase, somewhat worn and browned, but sound. Wood engraved title with device, and 21 wood engravings in the text, five of them full-page chapter openings, by Blair Hughes-Stanton, and WITH THREE ORIGINAL SIGNED WOOD ENGRAVINGS ON JAPANESE VELLUM--"The Man Mourns I" (5/12), "The Man Mourns II" (4/12) and "Destruction" (5/12)--attractively matted. Printed in blue and black on Japanese vellum; with an additional half-page engraving from chapter I laid in. Harrop 29; De Zilverdistel Cat. II, 29;… Read more
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L'AMI DE LA NATURE
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L'AMI DE LA NATURE

by GIRARD, JOSEPH FRANÇOIS HENRI DE

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Paris: [Printed by Didot l'aîné for] Chez Buisson, 1787. Second Edition. 159 x 92 mm. (6 1/4 x 3 5/8"). 106, [4] pp. Second Edition. Extremely pretty contemporary dark green morocco, gilt, covers with plain double-rule and garland border as well as oblique inward-facing fleurons at corners, flat spine divided into compartments by pentaglyph and metope roll, classical urn centerpieces, red morocco label, gilt turn-ins, endpapers printed with rows of gilt stars and dots, all edges gilt. Front pastedown with bookplate of "F. Raisin / Genevens. / Advoc." Spine just faintly and evenly sunned, minor stains to endpapers from binder's glue, one opening with vague brown spots (possibly from a pressed botanical specimen?), but A VERY FINE COPY, the binding lustrous and unworn, the text clean, fresh, and bright, and the margins more than generous. This attractively bound paean to Nature praises the joys of the countryside and the relief it provides from the tumult of the… Read more
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A LAPIDARY OR, THE HISTORY OF PRECIOUS STONES: WITH CAUTIONS FOR THE UNDECEIVING OF ALL THOSE...
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A LAPIDARY OR, THE HISTORY OF PRECIOUS STONES: WITH CAUTIONS FOR THE UNDECEIVING OF ALL THOSE THAT DEAL WITH PRECIOUS STONES

by (GEMOLOGY). NICOLS, THOMAS

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Cambridge: Thomas Buck, Printer to the Universitie of Cambridge, 1652. FIRST EDITION. 185 x 145 mm. (7 1/4 x 5 5/8"). 6 p.l., 239, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. Inoffensive contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, covers with simple blind-ruled frame with thistle cornerpieces, smooth spine with blind-stamped floral sprig at head and tail. With one folding leaf containing a table of gems and their attributes. Wing N-1145; ESTC R483403. Corners somewhat bumped, extremities a little rubbed, one-inch loss of leather to tail edge of front board, boards with a half dozen small scratches and minor chafing, but the restored binding entirely sound. A few corners with a faint dampstain, occasional very small stains (mostly marginal, but a few touching the text) or smudges, but these imperfections very minor, and on the whole a very good copy, clean, fresh, and rather bright throughout. This is the first printing of the first book written in English on gemstones. Nicols (fl. 1652) prefaces his work with a warning to the… Read more
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L'APOCALYPSE DE SAINT JEAN APÔTRE
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L'APOCALYPSE DE SAINT JEAN APÔTRE

by (BINDINGS - GRUEL). BIBLE IN FRENCH

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Paris: [Printed by Robert Blanchet for Paul Féraud], 1948. No. 12 OF 160 COPIES and ONE OF 10 COPIES with an additional suite of plates PRINTED ON VELLUM. 340 x 263 mm. (13 1/4 x 10 1/2"). 2 p.l., 128 pp., [5] leaves. Translated into French by Maître de Sacy. No. 12 OF 160 COPIES and ONE OF 10 COPIES with an additional suite of plates PRINTED ON VELLUM. REMARKABLY BEAUTIFUL SMOOTH CALF, CONSPICUOUSLY GILT IN A FANFARE STYLE, BY GRUEL (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with interlacing strapwork and many curling gilt vines, raised bands, spine gilt with twining vine enclosed by double gilt rules, gilt titling, turn-ins ruled and tooled in gilt, dark brown watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Original pictorial paper wrappers bound in. Housed in an attractive morocco-backed, suede-lined cloth clamshell box. With 65 small etchings in the text (including historiated initials), an illustrated table of plates, and 30 full-page etchings by Jean Bernard; with an additional suite of… Read more
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L'ART DE LA RELIURE EN FRANCE AUX DERNIERS SIÈCLES

L'ART DE LA RELIURE EN FRANCE AUX DERNIERS SIÈCLES

by (BINDINGS - CUZIN). (BOOKBINDING - HISTORY). FOURNIER, EDOUARD

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Paris: Chez J. Gay, 1864. No. 291 OF 300 COPIES on vergé paper (and eight on Chine paper). 185 x 111 mm. (7 3/8 x 4 1/4"). 2 p.l., 295 pp. No. 291 OF 300 COPIES on vergé paper (and eight on Chine paper). BEAUTIFUL INTRICATELY GILT, INLAID, AND ONLAID TERRA COTTA CRUSHED MOROCCO BY CUZIN (stamp-signed on front turn-in) covers bordered by multiple decorative gilt rules, onlaid dark green morocco quatrefoil at center with very elaborately layered gilt-tooled ornamentation in the style of "Le Gascon" emanating from each point in the form of triangles and semi-circles, inlaid green morocco cornerpieces also intricately tooled in gilt; raised bands, spine compartments with much gilt scrolling and onlaid green morocco oval at center, two green morocco labels, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In a new cloth clamshell box. Front flyleaf with morocco bookplate of René Descamps Scrive. Spine slightly and evenly darkened, short dark mark on front… Read more
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L'ART DE NAGER. [bound with] SUPPLÉMENT A LA IVÈME EDITION
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L'ART DE NAGER. [bound with] SUPPLÉMENT A LA IVÈME EDITION

by (SWIMMING). THÉVENOT, MELCHISÉDECH

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Paris: Chez Lamy, 1782. Fourth Edition. 145 x 88 mm. (5 3/4 x 3"). [1] p.l., 363, [5], 12 pp. Fourth Edition. Modern quarter calf over older marbled paper boards, flat spine gilt in compartments with intricate central fleuron, gilt titling, marbled endpapers. With 23 engravings, 22 by Charles Moette showing proper swimming technique, and one of a plan of a swimming school by Martinet in the supplement. Brunet V, 813; Graesse VII, 133. A little light wear to the boards, corners rubbed, but a perfectly sound binding. A few plates with some light marginal dampstaining (more noticeable on one plate), a touch of dampstain along the lower edge of a few pages, the odd negligible blemish, but still a bright, fresh copy. First printed in 1696, this is an early work on swimming with charming illustrations. In the history of swimming publications, it was preceded by the 1538 "Colymbetes" by the German professor of languages Nicolaus Winmann, the 1587 "De Arte Natandi" by the… Read more
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L'ART DE SE RENDRE HEUREUX PAR LES SONGES. C'EST À DIRE EN SE PROCURANT TELLE ESPÈCE DE SONGES...
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L'ART DE SE RENDRE HEUREUX PAR LES SONGES. C'EST À DIRE EN SE PROCURANT TELLE ESPÈCE DE SONGES QUE L'ON PUISSE DESIRER CONFORMEMENT À SES INCLINATIONS

by (DREAMS). (SOUTHEY, ROBERT - HIS COPY). [FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN, Attributed to]

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Frankfort; Leipzig: [s.n.], 1746. FIRST EDITION. 167 x 105 mm. (6 1/2 x 4 1/4"). 8 p.l., 238 pp. FIRST EDITION. Pleasing contemporary reddish-brown roan, covers bordered by double gilt fillet, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with central acorn sprig, curling cornerpieces, green morocco label, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Woodcut sun device to title page. Title page with ink ownership inscription of "Robert Southey Aberdeen 28 Aug. 1819" and ink notation "Haskell B. A. / S. Peter's Walworth"; verso of title page with Southey's engraved armorial ex-libris. Barbier I, 296; Wellcome III, 62. Slight variation in the color of the covers, consistent light browning in the text, title a bit thumbed, otherwise a fine copy, the binding especially lustrous, and the leaves generally fresh and clean. From the library of a former poet laureate, this is an attractively bound copy of a notably curious book that promises to increase the reader's happiness by teaching a technique to… Read more
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