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Walt Disney's Disney Time comic #4 February 19th 1977
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Walt Disney's Disney Time comic #4 February 19th 1977

by WALT DISNEY STUDIOS

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: , 1977. The Funny Folk of Disneyland in Helping To Build a HouseWALT DISNEY STUDIOS. Original hand-painted artwork for the double center page spread for the Walt Disney's Disney Time comic #4 dated February 19th 1977. Gouache on artist board. Image size: 9 5/8 x 16 3/4 inches. In fine condition. Together with a copy of Walt Disney's Disney Time comic #4. Matted, framed and glazed."Some workmen were building a house in Disneyland this week, and when they went for a bite to eat one lunchtime, our funny friends decided it was time they lent a hand with the work.They were all very willing - but not, alas, very able! As usual, they got up to all sorts of fun and games!Little John thought it would be helpful to fill a wheel-barrow with cement, but Merlin the Magician - as you can see put his foot in it! And speaking of feet, one of Prince John's feet got in the way of a brick dropped by Robin Hood. (H'mm! I wonder if Robin did that on purpose!) Anyway, it made His Highness hopping mad. In fact his foot… Read more
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Walt Disney's Disney Time comic #2 February 5th 1977
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Walt Disney's Disney Time comic #2 February 5th 1977

by WALT DISNEY STUDIOS

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: , 1977. The Funny Fold of Disneyland in Playtime FunWALT DISNEY STUDIOS. Original hand-painted artwork for the double center page spread for the Walt Disney's Disney Time comic #2 February 5th 1977. Gouache on artist board. Image size: 9 5/8 x 16 5/8 inches. In fine condition. Together with a copy of Walt Disney's Disney Time comic #2. Matted, framed and glazed."If you go to school, I expect you have a playtime every morning and one every afternoon. Well, so do our cheerful chums, the funny folk of Disneyland.At half-past ten every morning (I wonder if that's the same time as your playtime) they stop whatever they are doing and go prancing out to the play park.Some of them play football; some play blind man's buff; some play leapfrog and some practise skipping. Oh, all sorts of different games they play - and some pretty pickles they get into! They are a lively lot of scamps!Take Minnie Mouse, for instance. She usually tries to paint a picture... but you can see below the sort of thing that often… Read more
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Walt Disney's Disney Time comic #8 March 19th 1977
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Walt Disney's Disney Time comic #8 March 19th 1977

by WALT DISNEY STUDIOS

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: , 1977. The Funny Folk of Disneyland in Watch Out! There Are Painters About!WALT DISNEY STUDIOS. Original hand-painted artwork for the double center page spread for the Walt Disney's Disney Time comic #8 dated March 19th 1977. Gouache on artist board. Image size: 9 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches. In fine condition. Together with a copy of Walt Disney's Disney Time comic #8. Matted, framed and glazed."This week our chums decided to help one of their friends by painting his house. So they armed themselves with pots of paint and paint brushes and set to work.What a-splishing and a-splashing and a-sploshing of paint there was. And just look at some of the funny things that happened. Rabbit was cheerful enough when he started to paint the chimney pots, but things began to look black (at least his face began to look black) when he got in the way a could of sooty smoke!Kaa, the snake from "The Jungle Book", felt a bit flat - but that was because Bongo Bear accidentally ran over him on his one-wheeled cycle!Do you… Read more
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Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby, The
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Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby, The

by KINGSLEY, Charles; PATON, J. Noel, illustrator

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London & Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1863. Just Another Destitute Little Chimney-Sweep"or "The Oddest Fairy Tale That There Has Ever Been...A Near Fine Copy Of The First Edition of The Water-BabiesKINGSLEY, Charles. The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. With two illustrations by J. Noel Paton, R.S.A. London & Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1863.First edition, second state. Small square octavo (8 x 6 1/8 inches; 203 x 155 mm.). [viii], [3], 4-350, [1 advertisements], 1 blank. Without the 'L'Envoi' leaf which was canceled early on by Kingsley. Inserted frontispiece and full-page illustration opposite p. 145. With eight large engraved initial chapter letters. Original dark green fine-grain cloth, front cover with gilt triple-rule border enclosing a pictorial gilt center device depicting Tom, a Fish and a Sea-Horse. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Dark brown coated endpapers, top edge gilt. With the binders ticket of Burn of Kirby St., on the rear pastedown. Unidentified rectangular bookplate… Read more
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Webster's Biographical Dictionary
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Webster's Biographical Dictionary

by [DICTIONARY]; WEBSTER

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Springfield: G. & C. Merriam Co., 1943. The First Single Volume Universal Biographical Dictionary[DICTIONARY]. WEBSTER. Webster's Biographical Dictionary. First Edition. A Merriam-Webster. A Dictionary of Names of Noteworthy Persons with Pronunciations and Concise Biographies. Springfield: G.&C. Webster, 1943. First edition. Quarto (9 1/2 x 6 5/8 in; 239 x 167 mm). xxxvi, 1697, [1, adv.] pp.Contemporary binding by Maurin in half prussian blue crushed morocco over blue cloth. Spine richly gilt decorated in compartments. A fine copy.The publication of Webster's Biographical Dictionary in 1943 was prompted by the decision of editor Philip Babcock Gove to delete all the non-lexicological information within Webster's Unabridged and create separate reference books from the expunged material. Webster's Geographical Dictionary followed in 1949. Both have become standard reference works and testaments to Gove's wisdom that the public needed single compact volumes with this material. Curiously, in this the… Read more
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Wee Folk

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by RACKHAM, Arthur,artist

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: , 1913. Wee Folk"Original Watercolor Drawing for"Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures" RACKHAM, Arthur. "Wee Folk." [N.p.: n.d., ca. 1913]. Original pen-and-ink and watercolor drawing for the seventh color plate in "Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures" (London: 1913). Signed "Arthur Rackham" within a cartouche at lower right. With a label on the reverse, signed and dated by Rackham: "Exhibition of Works by/Arthur Rackham/Held at The Leicester Galleries,/Leicester Square, London./Nov 1913/No. 54 Goblins/Purchaser/A.W. Moro Esq." Image size: 9 1/2 x 5 5/16 inches; 240 x 135 mm. Matted, framed, and glazed.A superb example of Arthur Rackham's masterly penmanship, incredibly understated in its conception and wonderfully evocative. This watercolor is reproduced on p. 131 of Fred Gettings's Arthur Rackham (London: 1975).Arthur Rackham's Picture Book "consists of a series of forty-four coloured plates and a few line drawings with an amusing introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch...In his Introduction Sir… Read more
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"What's for Dinner?"
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"What's for Dinner?"

by LANGLEY, Jonathan, artist

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: , 1989. A Fun, Lively Piece of Artwork What's for Dinner?! LANGLEY, Jonathan, artist. "What's for Dinner?". From The Collins Book of Nursery Ryhmes. [N.p., ca. 1989]. Original pen, ink and watercolor illustration, entitled "What's for Dinner?" on upper left-hand edge. Image size: 10 1/8 x 15 1/4 inches; 257 x 389 mm.) Beautifully matted, framed and glazed. (Frame size 16 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches; 424 x 553 mm.). A sweet set of illustrations featuring five vignettes and additional illustrations of dinner/food related scenes. Beautifully framed with a light blue printed mat with a metallic gold ribbon border and blue and white decorative ribbon embellishment. Jonathan Langley is a British illustrator, mainly for children's books. He has worked as a freelance illustrator/designer since 1974 in publishing, editorial, design, advertising, film, gift market, and packaging. He has worked on various publications of well-known… Read more
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When Christmas Comes Around
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When Christmas Comes Around

by SMITH, JESSIE WILLCOX, illustrator; UNDERWOOD, Priscilla

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New York: Duffield & Company, 1915. When Kids and Christmas Meet[SMITH, JESSIE WILLCOX, Illustrator]. UNDERWOOD, Priscilla. When Christmas Comes Around. Sketches of Children. Pictures in Color by Jessie Willcox Smith. New York: Duffield & Company, 1915. First edition. Quarto (11 1/4 x 9 7/8 in; 287 x 252 mm). [6], 26 pp. Six full-page color plates, line drawings of small figures in orange as text borders. Publisher's quarter cloth over color pictorial boards. Illustrated endpapers. Bookplate of Monterey County Library with faint stamps to boards. Glue ghosts to front endpapers. Light corner-wear, otherwise an excellent copy.Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935), one of America's premier illustrators, captured the home life of the late-Victorian era. During the forty-four year span of her professional career she illustrated over sixty books, 250 periodicals and almost 200 covers for Good Housekeeping as well as many posters, calendars and prints. Having trained with the great Howard Pyle, she became… Read more
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Where the Blue Begins
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Where the Blue Begins

by RACKHAM, Arthur; MORLEY, Christopher

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London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1925. A Man's Best Friend[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. MORLEY, Christopher. Where the Blue Begins. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann; New York: Doubleday Page & Co., [1925]. Edition de Luxe, limited to 175 numbered and signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy No. 30. Quarto (11 x 7 3/4 in; 281 x 200 mm.). x, [2,], 227, [1, blank] pp. With four color-plates including frontispiece, and sixteen line drawings. Quarter black buckram over cream paper boards. Spine tooled in gilt. Top edge gilt. Partially unopened. Bookplate on front pastedown. A near fine copy.Where the Blue Begins is a satire about a dog named Gissing (after the author George Gissing) who lives alone (except for his Japanese butler Fuji the Pug), in a little house in the country, in a woodland suburb region called the Canine Estates... In this book all of the characters are dogs... Poodles, Spaniels, Chows, Beagles, Sealyham's, Mastiffs, Dachshunds, Whippets, Borzois',… Read more
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Where the Wild Things Are
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Where the Wild Things Are

by SENDAK, Maurice

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New York: Harper & Row, 1988. One of 220 Copies Specially Bound and Signed by Maurice SendakWith an Original 'Wild Thing' Pen & Ink DrawingSENDAK, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. Story and Pictures by Maurice Sendak. New York: Harper and Row, 1988. Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition. Limited to 220 copies (of which this is No. 85) signed by the author on the half-title and additionally a signed original drawing of a 'Wild Thing'. Oblong quarto (8 15/16 x 9 7/8 inches; 227 x 252 mm.). [40] pp. With an original pen & ink drawing measuring 6 x 5 inches; 151 x 126 mm. of a 'Wild Thing' signed and dated Oct. 1988. Publisher's full blue morocco, front cover decoratively stamped in yellow, spine lettered in yellow, multi-patterned end-papers, all edges gilt. Housed in the original purple felt-lined, cream buckram clamshell case with color plate on front panel (similar to the color illustration on page [33]), and rectangular limitation label with "85" written in black ink on inside. A very fine copy.Where… Read more
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The Wind in the Willows
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The Wind in the Willows

by RACKHAM, Arthur; GRAHAME, Kenneth

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London: Methuen & Co., 1951. The "One Hundredth Edition" of "Wind in the Willows"[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. Introduction by A.A. Milne. London: Methuen & Co., [1951]."One hundredth edition." Limited to 500 numbered copies (of which this is number 361), printed on handmade paper. Large quarto (11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches; 298 x 235 mm.). [2, blank], xii, 178 pp. Twelve mounted color plates (including frontispiece), twelve black and white vignette chapter headings, and three other black and white drawings. Internally fine and fresh.Publisher's full white calf, smooth spine lettered in gilt. Small repaired split at foot of spine, neat ink inscription dated 1952 on front free end-paper. A very good copy."This book was first issued on October 8th, 1908, since when it has been reprinted in a variety of editions, illustrated and unillustrated, 99 times. This one hundredth edition, published in 1951, is printed on handmade paper and is limited to 500 copies" (p.… Read more
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Wind in the Willows, The
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Wind in the Willows, The

by RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; GRAHAME, Kenneth; Rogers, Bruce; Limited Editions Club

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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940. Arthur Rackham's "Wind in the Willows"[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. With an Introduction by A.A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940.Limited to 2,020 numbered copies (this copy being No. 1315), signed by the designer, Bruce Rogers. Quarto (11 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches; 289 x 207 mm.). [2], 244, [2] pp. Sixteen mounted color plates. "Printed at the Walpole Printing Office...The edition was designed by and printed under the supervision of Bruce Rogers" (Colophon).Original quarter pale yellow buckram over patterned paper boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A very fine, partially uncut copy. In the original publisher's olive green cardboard slipcase."The Wind in the Willows was not published in England until 1950, but it found two publishers, one for a de luxe edition (The Limited Editions Club, New York) and one for a trade edition (The Heritage Press,… Read more
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Wind in the Willows, The

by GRAHAME, Kenneth; ROBERTSON, Graham, illustrator

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London: Methuen and Co., 1908. A Near Fine First Edition of Kenneth Grahame's Children's ClassicIn the Original 'Second Issue' Pictorial Dust JacketGRAHAME, Kenneth. ROBERTSON, Graham, illustrator. The Wind in the Willows. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. London: Methuen and Co., [1908].First edition. Small octavo (7 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches; 190 x 124 mm.). [8], 302, [1, blank], [1, printer's imprint] pp. Frontispiece with original tissue guard.  Publisher's blue cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt within a single gilt rule border on front cover and pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Early ink signature "Bloomfield" on front free endpaper. Minimal rubbing to corners and spine extremities, the gilt bright and fresh. Some scattered light foxing otherwise a near fine copy in the second issue publisher's pictorial peach color dust jacket printed in black with price of 7/6 instead of 6/-. Front flap with neat five-line ink manuscript 'Recipe… Read more
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Wine, Women, and Song
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Wine, Women, and Song

by ZAEHNSDORF, binder; SYMONDS, John Addington

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London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. Wine, Women, and Song"In a Fine, Near Contemporary 'Exhibition' Binding by Zaehnsdorf[ZAEHNSDORF, binder]. SYMONDS, John Addington. Wine, Women, and Song. Mediaeval Latin Students' Songs. Now First Translated into English Verse. With an Essay by John Addington Symonds. London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. First edition. One of Fifty Large-Paper Copies of which this is number 28. Quarto (10 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches; 276 x 201 mm.). [viii], 184 pp. Bound ca. 1900 by Zaehnsdorf in an 'Exhibition' binding of full red crushed levant morocco. Covers decoratively tooled in gilt with multi-line borders and floral decorations. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, gilt board edges and turn-ins, red silk liners and endpapers. With the small circular 'Exhibition' stamp in blind on rear turn-in. Slight darkening to spine, otherwise very fine.This is the first edition of John Addington Symonds' translations from the Carmina Burana, a Medieval Latin… Read more
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Wits and Beaux of Society, The
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Wits and Beaux of Society, The

by COSWAY-STYLE BINDING; WHARTON, Grace and Philip, pseudonym; [THOMSON, Mrs. A.T.]

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London: J.W. Jarvis & Son, 1890. The Wits and Beaux of SocietyA Spectacular Pair of Late-NineteenthCentury Cosway-Style BindingsExtra-Illustrated with Sixty-Eight Fine Engraved Portraits[COSWAY-STYLE BINDING]. WHARTON, Grace and Philip, pseudonym. The Wits and Beaux of Society... New edition with a Preface by Justin Huntly McCarthy,... And the original illustrations by H.K. Browne and James Godwin. London, J.W. Jarvis & Son, 1890. Two large octavo volumes (9 9/16 x 7 3/16 inches; 243 x 182 mm.). xxxii, 262, (2, blank); vi, 246 pp. Two frontispieces and 14 plates by H.K. Browne and James Godwin.Extra-illustrated by the insertion of sixty-eight fine engraved portraits including one hand-colored.Full late nineteenth century black crushed levant morocco, covers richly decorated in gilt, spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges, wide decoratively gilt tooled-turn-ins, gilt decorated maroon morocco doublures, all edges gilt, watered silk… Read more
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Woman Running"

by RACKHAM, Arthur

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[London]: , 1890. Original Arthur Rackham Pencil SketchRACKHAM, Arthur, artist. "Woman Running" [n.d., n.p., ca. 1890]. Original pencil drawing. Image size: 5 x 5 inches: 127 x 127 mm. Matted, framed and glazed (frame size: 14 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches; 368 x 288 mm.). This pencil drawing depicts a woman running. She is wearing a hat and a jacket and long skirt.Provenance: from the artist's family. Exhibited at 'The British Art of Illustration' 26th November - 20th December, 1991 (no. 222).
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Wonder Book, A.
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by RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1922. One of Six Hundred Copies Signed by Arthur Rackham[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. A Wonder Book. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1922. Deluxe Edition, limited to 600 copies (of which this is # 439), signed by the artist. Large quarto (11 3/16 x 8 7/8 inches; 284 x 227 mm.). viii, 206 pp. Twenty-four color plates, sixteen of which are mounted on cream paper (with descriptive tissue-guards), twenty drawings in black and white. Publisher's cream cloth over boards, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, pictorial endpapers. Two top corners slightly bumped, otherwise a near fine copy."The moment one opens Hawthorne's Wonder Book one becomes aware of the rounding and softening of form in Rackham's work. The modern Pandora of Hawthorne opens her box for the world in 1922, and she is a very living young girl, with breasts just beginning to swell, indicating… Read more
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Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys, A.
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by HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel

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Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. First Edition, First Printing of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Most Famous Children's BookSix Tales Adapted from Greek MythsHAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys. With engravings by Baker from designs by Billings. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. First edition, first printing, with the misprint "lifed" for lifted" on p. 21, line 3. Small octavo (6 5/8 x 4 3/8 inches; 169 x 111 mm.). [2, flyleaf], [i]-vi, [7]-256, [2, flyleaf] pp. Frontispiece and six inserted engraved plates after designs by Hammat Billings, all with original tissue-guards.Original gray-green, vertically ribbed cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, pale yellow wove endpapers. Some occasional and minimal light marginal soiling. Spine extremities expertly and almost invisibly strengthened (only visible under ultra-violet light), minimal rubbing to corners. Original endpapers and hinges untouched. A wonderful example of this superb collection of six children's… Read more
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by SCOTT, Sir Walter

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Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co., 1826. The Escape of Charles llSCOTT, Sir Walter. Woodstock; or, The Cavalier: A Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred and Fifty-One. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co., 1826. First edition. Three small octavo volumes. iii-xvi, 315, (i, blank); iii-iv, 332; iii-iv, 370 pp. Contemporary full brown speckled calf, spines decoratively ruled in gilt, maroon and green leather lettering labels, neatly rebacked, lower joint of volume three a little cracked. Bound without the half-titles, a few scattered stains but overall a very good set."The busy period of the great Civil War was one in which the character and genius of different parties were most brilliantly displayed, and, accordingly, the incidents which took place on either side were of a striking and extraordinary character, and afforded ample foundation for fictitious composition." (Introduction)Woodstock, or The Cavalier: A Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred and Fifty-one is a historical… Read more
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Works of, The

by SHAKESPEARE, William

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London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1900. An Elaborate Arts and Crafts Style Binding From The School of Douglas CockerellWith Two Hundred and Ninety-Two Onlaid Green Morocco Circles [BINDING]. SHAKESPEARE, Willliam. The Works of William Shakespeare. Edited by William George Clark and William Aldis Wright. London: Macmillan and Co., 1900. The Globe Edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 inches; 190 x 127 mm.). viii, 1,138 (double-column) pp.Bound ca. 1900, most probably by a student of Douglas Cockerell, in full brown morocco in the style of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Both covers bordered in blind enclosing an elaborately decorated blind stamped lattice design, each with twenty-four blind-tooled squares enclosing a four leaf and central flower design. The twenty-four squares framed by one hundred and seventy four gilt circles with green morocco onlays and in addition thirty-five blind-stamped circles. Spine with five raised bands similarly decorated and lettered in gilt in compartments. There are ten 'squares'… Read more
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$2,750.00
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