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Mademoiselle de Maupin
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Mademoiselle de Maupin

by BROCA, Lucien; GAUTIER, Théophile BURNHAM, I.G.; TOUDOUZE, Édouard

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London: "The Walpole Press", 1899. Art For Art's Sake, Love For Love's SakeIn An Art Binding For Its Own Sake[BROCA, Lucien, Binder]. [WALPOLE PRESS]. GAUTIER, Théophile. Mademoiselle de Maupin. London: "The Walpole Press," Printed for Subscribers Only, 1899. Grand Edition De Luxe, limited to 1,000 numbered copies of which this is copy No. 33 (vol. 1) and No. 57 (vol. 2) on Japanese vellum. Two octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 in; 213 x 133 mm). lxxxiii, [1], 248, [2]; [4], 315, [3] pp. Nineteen etchings in two states each including frontispieces, with captioned tissue guards. Contemporary Art Nouveau binding by Lucien Broca (stamp-signed) in full teal crushed morocco with double fillet borders enclosing an elaborate gilt frame of stemmed roses, leaves, figure-eights and dots with corner long-stemmed roses in vases. Compartments reiterating gilt motif. Broad, richly gilt-decorated dentelles. Custom patterned endpapers. Housed in full straight-grained navy blue morocco fleece-lined slipcases.This… Read more
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Magnes sive de arte magnetica opus tripartitum
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Magnes sive de arte magnetica opus tripartitum

by KIRCHER, Athanasius

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Cologne: Iodocum Kalcoven, 1643. Magnets and the Magnetic ArtSecond Enlarged and Corrected EditionKIRCHER, Athanasius. Magnes sive de arte magnetica opus tripartitum quo praeterquam quod universa magnetis natura, eiusque in omnibus. Artibus & Scientiis usus, nova Methodo explicetur, è viribus quoque & prodigiosis effectibus Magneticarum, aliarumq; abditarum Naturae motionum in Elementis, Lapidibus, Plantis & Animalibus elucescentium, multa hucusque incognita Naturae arcana per Physica, Medica, Chymica, & Mathematica omnis generis experimenta recluduntur. Editio Secunda post Romanum multò correctior. Cologne: Iodocum Kalcoven, 1643.Second edition, corrected and enlarged by Kircher shortly after the first edition of 1641 was published. Octavo (7 7/8 x 6 inches; 200 x 152 mm.). [28], 797, [1], [38] pp. Complete with the additional engraved title-page, engraved vignette on title. Thirty-two engraved plates (including full page woodcuts on pp. 196, 197, & 198) and numerous engraved and woodcut text… Read more
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Magneticum Naturae Regnum
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Magneticum Naturae Regnum

by KIRCHER, Athanasius

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Amstelodami: Johannis Janssonii à Waesberge & Elizei Weyerstraet, 1667. Kircher's Last Work on Magnetism in NatureKIRCHER, Athanasius. Magneticum Naturae Regnum sive Disceptacio Physiologica de Triplici in Natura rerum Magnete, juxta triplicem ejusdem Naturae gradem digesto Inamimato Animato Sensitivo... Amstelodami: Johannis Janssonii à Waesberge & Elizei Weyerstraet, 1667. First twelvemo edition, issued in the same year as the Rome first quarto edition, and not to be confused with the undated twelvemo edition [ca. 1669] from Johannis Janssonii. Twelvemo (5 1/4 x 2 3/4 in; 133 x 72 mm). [18], 201, [7] pp. [ *10, A12 - I6,K2]. Extra-engraved title page. Initials. Tailpieces.Contemporary full vellum with clasps. Sprinkled edges. Faded ink title to spine. With the dated 1668 bookplate of Francis, Provost of St. Cross at Augsburg (Franciscus D.G. PR Sanctae Crucis Auguste A 1668). An astonishingly clean and excellent copy.Of the utmost scarcity in the marketplace, with only two copies of this… Read more
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Marius the Epicurean
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Marius the Epicurean

by PATTINSON, Alice, binder; PATER, Walter

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London: Macmillan and Co., 1885. An Early Example of Alice Pattinson's Fine BindingOne of Douglas Cockerell's StudentsPATTINSON, Alice, binder. PATER, Walter. Marius the Epicurean. His Sensations and Ideas... London: Macmillan and Co., 1885. Second Edition. Two octavo volumes (7 7/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 200 x 124 mm.). [1-11], 12-239, [1, blank]; [1-9], 10-218, pp.Bound by Alice Pattinson in 1904 stamp-signed in gilt "19 AP 04" on rear turn-ins. Crushed navy blue morocco, covers with matching designs on front and rear, featuring a symmetrical chevron-like design enclosed within an inlaid green morocco border at the edges of the covers richly decorated with gilt leaves, dots, and corner flowers. Spines with five raised bands, similarly decorated in gilt with olive morocco inlaid borders elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt in compartments. Gilt-ruled board edges and wide turn-ins triple-ruled in gilt, dark green paste-downs and endleaves, top edges gilt, others uncut. The bindings are in fine… Read more
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Mark Twain's A Dog's Tale
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Mark Twain's A Dog's Tale

by TWAIN, Mark; UNDERHILL, Irving S.

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Metuchen, New Jersey: Printed for the Editor, 1931. [TWAIN, Mark]. UNDERHILL, Irving. Mark Twain's A Dog's Tale. Printed for the Editor of The American Book Collector, 1931.First edition, limited to seventy-one numbered copies, this being copy 32. Octavo (8 1/8 x 5 1/8 in; 206 x 130 mm). 19, [1, blank] pp. Publisher's original printed string bound wrappers. A fine copy.BAL Sec. II, p. 253, col. 1.
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Martial Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies; from 1799 to 1815, The
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Martial Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies; from 1799 to 1815, The

by JENKINS, James; HEATH, William, artist

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London: Printed for Js. Jenkins... by L. Harrison & J.C. Leigh, [1814-15]. An Amazing Large-Paper Copy with the Majority of the Plates in Three States[JENKINS, James]. [HEATH, William, artist]. The Martial Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies; From 1799 to 1815. London: Printed for Js. Jenkins... by L. Harrison & J.C. Leigh, [1814-1815]. First Edition, Large Paper Copy with the majority of the plates in three states.Large quarto (13 1/8 x 11 inches; 335 x 277 mm.). Engraved (uncolored) vignette title-page (verso blank); engraved dedication leaf to the Duke of Wellington in two states, uncolored and colored; dedication to Duke of Wellington 2 pp., Description of vignette title (verso blank), Introduction 4 pp., Contents (list of plates) 2 pp., 60 unnumbered leaves of text, List of subscribers 4 pp. Extra 'colored' copy of plate 35 "Siege of St. Sebastian" used as an additional frontispiece and fifty-two hand-colored aquatint plates, including frontispiece (described as vignette title),… Read more
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Mary had a little lamb
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Mary had a little lamb"

by ANGLUND, Joan Walsh, artist

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A Sweet, Original IllustrationFeaturing a Well-Known Nursery RhymeANGLUND, Joan Walsh, artist. "Mary had a little lamb". [n.p., n.d.].Original pen, ink and watercolor illustration, signed "Joan Walsh Anglund" along lower edge.Image size: 9 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches; 238 x 186 mm. Beautifully matted, framed and glazed. (Frame size: 15 3/8 x 13 3/8 inches; 390 x 337 mm.).A lovely illustration of Mary and her little lamb with a verse of the well-known nursery rhyme hand written below. Beautifully framed with a blue checkered mat with a red ribbon border and decorated with a white ribbon embellishment.Joan Walsh Anglund is an American poet and children's book author, beloved by readers of all ages for more than forty years. Her classics include A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You, which was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. She had sold over 45 million books worldwide.In 2015 a United States Postal Service stamp was issued commemorating the American author and poet Maya Angelou with… Read more
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Masken-Anzüge zu Polter-Abenden und Bällen
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Masken-Anzüge zu Polter-Abenden und Bällen

by DORBECK, Franz Buchard; GROPIUS

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Berlin: Verlag von Gebrüder Gropius, 1831. An Amazing Collection of Fascinating Illusionist DisguisesWith Twenty-Four Hand Colored Lithograph Plates - A Most Unusual WorkDORBECK, Franz Buchard. Masken-Anzüge zu Polter-Abenden und Bällen. [Masked-Suits for Concerts and Balls].Berlin: Verlag von Gebrüder Gropius, 1831. First and only edition. Octavo (9 3/8 x 6 1/4 inches; 239 x 159 mm.). [iv].Twenty-four magnificent hand-colored lithograph plates (without captions) representing illusions for Weddings and Balls. The plates are in pairs, the first plate shows the disguise or illusion in full - the second plate shows how the illusion was produced. Publisher's original drab boards titled in black, neatly rebacked to style, board edges worn. The introduction (in German) roughly translates as follows: The circumstances of this booklet of 'Masks and Suits' requires no further explanation, because when the second sheet is referred to, it is shown how the illusion is done.An amazing collection of… Read more
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Masque of Comus, The
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Masque of Comus, The

by DULAC, Edmund, illustrator; MILTON, John; [LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB]

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New York: Printed for the Members of The Limited Editions Club at the University Press, Cambridge, 1954. John Milton's "Masque of Comus"-the Last Book Illustrated by Edmund Dulac[LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, The]. [DULAC, Edmund, Illustrator] MILTON, John. The Masque of Comus. The Poem by John Milton, with a Preface by Mark Van Doren & The Airs by Henry Lawes, with a Preface by Hubert Foss. Illustrated with Water-Colors by Edmund Dulac. [New York]: Printed for the Members of The Limited Editions Club at the University Press, Cambridge, 1954.Limited to 1,500 numbered copies (this copy being No. 269). Quarto (10 3/8 x 7 7/16 inches; 263 x 189 mm.). [8], 57, [2], [1, blank], [12, music], [1, blank], [1, colophon] pp. Six color plates, including frontispiece.Original quarter parchment over marbled boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A near fine copy. In the original black cardboard slipcase with spine lettered in gilt. "By November 1951, Dulac no longer had working arrangements with American… Read more
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Masque of Comus, The
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Masque of Comus, The

by DULAC, Edmund, illustrator; [LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB]; MILTON, John

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New York: Printed for the Members of The Limited Editions Club at the University Press, Cambridge, 1954. John Milton's "Masque of Comus"-the Last Book Illustrated by Edmund Dulac[LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, The]. [DULAC, Edmund, Illustrator] MILTON, John. The Masque of Comus. The Poem by John Milton, with a Preface by Mark Van Doren & The Airs by Henry Lawes, with a Preface by Hubert Foss. Illustrated with Water-Colors by Edmund Dulac. [New York]: Printed for the Members of The Limited Editions Club at the University Press, Cambridge, 1954.Limited to 1,500 numbered copies (this copy being No. 715). Quarto (10 3/8 x 7 7/16 inches; 263 x 189 mm.). [8], 57, [2], [1, blank], [12, music], [1, blank], [1, colophon] pp. Six color plates, including frontispiece.Original quarter parchment over marbled boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A near fine copy. In the original black cardboard slipcase with spine lettered in gilt. "By November 1951, Dulac no longer had working arrangements with American… Read more
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Master Humphrey's Clock
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Master Humphrey's Clock

by DICKENS, Charles

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. First Edition in Book Form of Master Humphrey's Clock - The Old Curiosity Shop - Barnaby RudgeDICKENS, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock. With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Vol. I. [II. III.] London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-1841-1841.First edition in book form. Three large octavo volumes (10 1/16 x 6 5/8 inches; 255 x 169 mm.). [i-viii], [1]2-306; [i-v]vi, [1]2-306; [i-v]vi, [1]2-426. Two frontispieces, 130 woodcuts, and twenty-five initials by Browne; one frontispiece and thirty-eight woodcuts by Cattermole; one woodcut each by S. Williams and Maclise.Publisher's dark purple-brown rib-grain blind-stamped cloth, with primary clock design stamped in gilt on front covers, spines lettered and tooled in gilt. Original Spanish hair-vein marbled endpapers in black, blue and red, all edges marbled. Some minor wear to top of spines, minimal fading to covers, the gilt bright and fresh. Some light scattered foxing to throughout. An excellent set. With the… Read more
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Mau-Mau on Paisley
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Mau-Mau on Paisley"

by IVORY, Lesley Anne, artist

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: , 1990. A Stunning Original Watercolor"Mau-Mau on Paisley"IVORY, Lesley Anne, artist. "Mau-Mau on Paisley". [n.p., n.d., ca. 1990]. Original pen, ink and watercolor, signed and inscribed with title on reverse.Image size: 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches; 115 x 115 mm. Beautifully matted, framed and glazed. (Frame size: 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches; 299 x 299 mm.).A gorgeous illustration of "Mau-Mau", a grey cat, with a stunning paisley background. Beautifully framed with a cream quilted mat and metallic gold and white decorative ribbon border.Lesley Anne Ivory has gained her reputation as the world's most popular painter of cats by sustaining a superlative level of invention and craftsmanship. She studied at the art schools of St Albans, Watford and Luton, and, having gained the National Diploma in Design, taught at a school in Bedfordshire. Over a decade, she exhibited wood-engravings of wildlife at the Royal Academy, while creating an increasing demand for her card designs.Now married to the artist Evan Ivory and… Read more
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Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq
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Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq

by [ALKEN, Henry, illustrator] APPERLEY, C.J.

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London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1851. A Desirable Item""A Most Valuable and Important Book"Third and Best EditionWith Memoir of Nimrod[ALKEN, Henry, illustrator]. APPERLEY, C.J. Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire, Formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High sheriff for the Counties of Salup & Merioneth, and Major of the North Stropshire Yeomanry Cavalry. With Notices of His Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits By Nimrod. With Numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins. Third Edition, With a Brief Memoir of Nimrod by the Author of "Handley Cross" [i.e. Robert S. Surtees]. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1851. Third edition, the first to contain the Memoir of Nimrod by Surtees and complete with the additional text and plates from the second edition of 1837, third issue (with extra title, title, and plates dated 1851) in 1850 issue binding (with "Ackermann" at spine foot). Octavo (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 in; 235 x 146 mm). ix, [1], 218, [8, catalog]… Read more
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Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire
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Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire

by ALKEN, Henry, illustrator -- [APPERLEY, Charles James]; NIMROD; APPERLEY, C.J.

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London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Alken Off To The Races With Apperley In The SaddleSecond Edition With the Six Extra Plates in a Fine Contemporary Binding[ALKEN, Henry, illustrator]. NIMROD (pseud. of C.J. Apperley). Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire. Formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High sheriff for the Counties of Salup & Merioneth, and Major of the North Stropshire Yeomanry Cavalry. With Notices of His Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits By Nimrod. With Numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins. Second Edition. Reprinted with considerable Additions from the New Sporting Magazine. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Second and enlarged edition, with additions to the text and six extra hand-colored plates. Tall octavo. ix, [3], 206, [2], pp. Extra-engraved title-page with aquatint vignette. Eighteen hand-colored aquatint plates with tissue guards. Bound in contemporary full hard-grain crimson morocco featuring a single… Read more
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by ALKEN, Henry, illustrator -- [APPERLEY, Charles James]; NIMROD; APPERLEY, C.J.

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London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. A Most Valuable and Important Book"Second and Enlarged EditionWith Additional Text and Six Extra Hand-Colored Plates[ALKEN, Henry, illustrator]. NIMROD (pseud. of C.J. Apperley). Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire, Formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High sheriff for the Counties of Salup & Merioneth, and Major of the North Stropshire Yeomanry Cavalry. With Notices of His Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits By Nimrod. With Numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Second and enlarged edition, with additions to the text, six extra hand-colored plates and with three new plates replacing three from the first edition. Octavo (9 1/2 x 5 3/4 in; 241 x 146 mm). ix, [3], 206, [1, printer's slug], [1] pp. Additional engraved title in aquatint and eighteen hand-colored aquatint plates, including frontispiece, with tissue guards. Publisher's original pictorially gilt… Read more
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Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi
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Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi

by DICKENS, Charles; SPARKS, Timothy; BAYNTUN, binder; CRUIKSHANK, George

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London: Richard Bentley, 1838. The Most Celebrated of English Clowns"Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi Superbly Bound by Bayntun ca. 1920Four Magnificent Color Pictorial Inlaid CharactersHandsomely Extra-Illustrated[DICKENS, Charles]. BAYNTUN, binder. Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by "Boz." With Illustrations by George Cruikshank. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. [II.] London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, first issue, with no border around final plate and correct page listing in list of "Embellishments." Two octavo volumes (7 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches; 191 x 117 mm.). [i]-xix, [xx, blank], 288 pp; [i-ix, [x, blank], 263, [264, printers imprint]. Engraved frontispiece portrait in volume I, and twelve engraved plates by George Cruikshank. The frontispiece to each volume hand-colored (volume I. "Joseph Grimaldi" & Volume II. "Grimaldi's kindness to the Giant").Extra illustrated by the insertion of forty-eight engraved plates, eighteen of which are hand colored. Six of the hand colored plates are by F.W.… Read more
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Memoirs of Early Italian Painters
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Memoirs of Early Italian Painters

by JAMESON, Mrs.[Anna Brownell]; BAYNTUN, binder

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London: John Murray, 1891. For the Lover of Italian PaintingJAMESON, Mrs. [Anna Brownell]. Memoirs of Early Italian Painters, and of The Progress of Painting in Italy. Cimabue to Bassano. New Edition with Portraits. London: John Murray, 1891. Octavo (7 3/16 x 4 7/8 inches: 182 x 121 mm.). xix, [i], 328 pp. With fifty-eight engraved portraits. Bound by Bayntun (stamp-signed on front turn-in) ca. 1925 in full purple morocco over beveled boards. Covers ruled in gilt, spine with five raised bands, paneled and lettered in gilt, decorative gilt board edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Spine slightly faded otherwise near fine."It is to enlarge this sphere of rational pleasure in the contemplation of works of art that the following memoirs were written" (Introduction).Containing memoirs of the great Italian painters from Cimabue to Bassano, including Giotto, Ghiberti, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Da Vinci, Michael Angelo, Raphael, Correggio, Parmigiano, Titian, Tintoretto and others.
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Microcosm of London; or, London in Miniature, The

by ACKERMANN, Rudolph; COMBE, William; PUGIN, Augustus; ROWLANDSON, Thomas

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London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1808. With Nine (Possibly Ten) of Abbey's Twelve Key Plates in Their First "Luminous" State [ACKERMANN, R[udolph]. The Microcosm of London; or, London in Miniature]. London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, [1808-1810].First edition, early issue, with nine (possibly ten) of Abbey's twelve key plates in their first state. Text watermarked 1806-1807 and plates watermarked 1805-1808, and with the errata uncorrected, except for that reading "coustom" for "custom" on p. 218 of Volume I (see Abbey, Scenery, p. 138). Three large quarto volumes (12 7/8 x 10 11/16 inches; 327 x 271 mm.). iv, 1, contents], [1, blank], [3]-231, [1, blank]; [iii]-vi, [1, contents], [1, blank], 239, [1, blank]; [iii]-iv, [1, contents], [1, publisher's note], 280, [6, index and errata] pp. Half-titles. present. Woodcut title and engraved dedication leaf in each volume. With 104 hand-colored aquatint plates, including fifty-four by J. Bluck, twenty-nine by J.C. Stadler, ten by T.… Read more
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

by BERENDT, John

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New York: Random House, 1994. The Longest Standing Best Seller on the New York Times ListBERENDT, John. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. A Savannah Story. New York: Random House, [1994]. First edition. Octavo (9 3/16 x 5 9/16 inches; 233 x 137 mm.). [viii], 388, [iv], pp. Publisher's quarter black cloth over black paper boards, front cover with "JB" stamped n gilt, spine lettered in gilt. A mint copy in the original pictorial dust jacket.Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a non-fiction work by John Berendt. Published in 1994, the book was Berendt's first, and became a The New York Times bestseller for 216 weeks following its debut and still, to this day, the longest-standing best-seller of the Times.The book was subsequently made into a 1997 movie, directed by Clint Eastwood and was loosely on Berendt's story of the real-life events that took place in Savannah, Georgia in the 1980s. The film features Kevin Spacey as Jim Williams, a man on trial for murder, and John Cusack as John… Read more
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Midsummer Night's Dream, A.
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Midsummer Night's Dream, A.

by CHIVERS, Cedric, Binder; SHAKESPEARE, William; BELL, Robert Anning, illustrator

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London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1895. An Outstanding Cedric Chivers 'Vellucent' BindingDesigned and Executed by Alice Shepherd with Great Dexterity and NeatnessCHIVERS, Cedric, Binder. SHAKESPEARE, William. BELL, Robert Anning, illustrator. A Midsummer Night's Dream Illustrated by Robert Anning Bell. Edited with an introduction by Israel Gollancz. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1895. First edition with the Robert Anning Bell illustrations.Small quarto ( 7 15/16 x 6 3/8 inches; 202 x 162 mm.). li, [3], 128 pp. Title-page and Act Headings printed in red and black. Profusely illustrated throughout the text including seventeen full-page.Designed and executed by Alice Shepherd ca. 1903. Full vellucent binding over beveled boards by Cedric Chivers (stamp-signed in gilt on rear turn-in). Front and back covers double ruled in gilt enclosing, a wonderfully intricate, yet very delicately hand-painted 'swirling' continuous design of pink roses with green leaves on stems, some with pink buds. The four large roses on each… Read more
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