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Horae in Laudem Beatissime Virginis Marie. Secundum Consuetudinem Ecclesiae Parisiensis

Paris: Simon du Bois for Geoffrey Tory, 1527. Tory, Geoffrey. Octavo. 140ff. With twelve woodcut illustrations from thirteen blocks, Tory's "pot cassé" device on title page and colophon, and each page with a four-piece border in twenty-six distinct comb...

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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Rendered in English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder by Khayyám, Omar

Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1884. Vedder, Elihu. First deluxe edition. One of 100 copies, printed on Japanese paper and signed by the artist, Elihu Vedder, on the limitation page. The fifty-seven Art-Nouveau illustrations, drawn in pencil, ink,...

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Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury, Ray

NY: Ballantine Books, 1953. Mugnaini, Joseph. First Edition, first hardbound trade issue. Laid in to this copy is Joseph Mugnaini's original preliminary cover art for the novel, which Bradbury personally owned. The watercolor and sketch work features the...

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Original painting: "Sailor's Farewell," together with autograph book by Kent, Rockwell

1935. Kent, Rockwell. Measuring 13 by 9 1/4 inches, this watercolor bears Kent's signature along with the inscription, "to his friend Charly Mortensen, 1935." Mortensen was the telegraph operator aboard the Hans Egede, the ship on which Kent made two of ...

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Trout Fishing in America by Brautigan, Richard

San Francisco: Arion Press, 2003. Thiebold, Wayne. Quarto. xxi, 101pp. From an edition of 400 copies, this is one of 200 with a photographic portrait of the author by Edmund Shea and a signed chromolithograph by Wayne Thiebaud. The portrait is printed he...

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The Eclectic Abecedarium by Gorey, Edward

Boston: Anne & David Bromer, 1983. Wilcox, Michael. (62)pp. First edition. From an edition of 400 copies signed by Gorey, this is one of 100 copies comprising the deluxe issue with the illustrations hand-colored by him. The text is an alphabet of short h...

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Mite Series in Tartan

Glasgow: Bryce, David, & Son, 1905. Five miniature volumes. (127); (127); (240); (384); (127)pp. The volumes included are: Golden Thoughts from Great Authors; Witty, Humorous, and Merry Thoughts; Robert Burns' Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect; The ...

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám of Naishápúr by Khayyam, Omar

Needham, MA: Rosemary Press, 1916. (iii), 101, (2)ff. From an edition of 75 copies printed for the 129th meeting of the American Oriental Society, this is one of fifteen reserved for the Press. A charming miniature book featuring Khayyam's celebrated cou...

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Le Avventure di Pinocchio: Storia di un Burattino by Collodi, Carlo

Florence: Felice Paggi, 1883. Mazzanti, Enrico. Small octavo. 236pp., + iipp. of advertisements. First edition. The enduring children's classic about a mischievous marionette whose nose grows every time he tells a lie, in the original Italian and wonderf...

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Preliminary cover design for Penny Candy, by Edward Fenton

1970. Gorey, Edward. Watercolor and ink on paper, measuring 8 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches. Archivally matted and framed. Preliminary artwork for the cover design of Fenton's book, a fantasy story based on the English "Tinker Tailor" rhyme. A copy of the trade pa...

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Ugolino by Heaney, Seamus

Dublin: Andrew Carpenter, 1979. Le Brocquy, Louis. First edition. From an edition of 125, this is one of 30 copies issued in black morocco and offered for sale. Illustrated with two lithographs by Louis Le Brocquy. Signed by Heaney, Le Brocquy, Liam Mill...

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The Works of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes by Shakespeare, William

Stratford-on-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1906. Ten quarto volumes. This is one of only twelve sets printed on pure vellum with a frontispiece illustration in each volume. It represents a monumental undertaking, which took four years to complete and con...

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Khayyam, Omar

London: Constable, 1920. Balfour, Ronald. Small quarto. (76)ff. One of fifty copies printed on Japon, signed by the artist, and with an extra hand-colored illustration. Illustrated with six full-color plates and thirty-two in black & white, some of which...

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Night Fall in the Ti-Tree by (Teague, Violet)

Melbourne: Sign of the Rabbit, 1905. Teague, Violet and Geraldine Rede. Small quarto. (32)pp. Extremely rare first edition. Illustrated with sixteen woodcut illustrations in the Japanese style, six of which are double-page spreads. All but four minor ill...

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Manuscript Ibadat

1930. (110)pp. This Islamic devotional text is calligraphed in black and red and accented with blue and burnished gold. Illuminated with a hand-colored calligraphic frontispiece illustration in gold, blue, green, and purple ink. One section of the text o...

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