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The Knave of Hearts. With pictures by Maxfield Parrish. by [Parrish, Maxfield]. Saunders, Louise

New York: Scribners, 1925 First edition of the book that is generally considered the most outstanding example of the art of Parrish's book illustration. Parrish's biographer, Coy Ludwig states: " the illustrations, printed in rich colors...were the highe…

From Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB

$2000.00


One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature. Curated by Chris Loker. Edited by Jill Shefrin. With contributions by Brian Alderson, Nick Clark, Rachel Eley, Andre Immel, Justin G. Schiller, Jill Shefrin, and John Windle by Loker, Chris, [compiler]

New York: The Grolier Club, 20`4 Deluxe edition, lirnited to fifty copies in this binding, with two additional essays, and with an original leaf from the hrst edition of Alirc't Aduenturet in lY/onderland. In the deluxe binding of quarter blue morocco r…

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$2500.00


De evangelica praeparatione. [Translated by Georgius Trapezuntius. by Eusebius Caesariensis

Venice: Bartholomaeus de Zanis, 10 November, 1500 The sixth and final fifteenth-century edition of Eusebius's Preparation of the Gospel, first published by Jenson in 1470. . Nineteenth century half vellum over boards, covered with printed leaves from an …

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$7500.00


The Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle. From the Book of St. Albans, printed by Wynkyn de Worde at Westminster in the year Mccclxxxvi. With an introductory Essay upon the Contemplative Man's favorite Recreation By William Loring Andrews by [ Berners, Juliana ]

New York: [The Gilliss Press,, 1903] One of 160 copies printed by the Gillis Press for Charles Scribner's Sons. An edition of 150 copies in a different binding was printed by the Ashendene Press in the same year. Full limp vellum with gilt lettering and …

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$1250.00


Archangel'skoe Evangelie 1092 goda. [The Archangel Gospels of 1092]. Facsimile of the A.D. 1092 manuscript lectionary in Old Church Slavonic from the Moscow Public and Rumiantsov Museum, ms. 1666 by [ Bible in Church Slavonic. Facsimile.]

[ Moscow: 1912 [ Facsimile reproduction of the Archangel Gospels. 600 copies were planned for publication by the Rumiantsev Museum (now the Lenin Public Library) in Moscow for the commemoration of their 50th anniversary in 1912. It is reported that only …

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$5000.00


La lovange de la folie, traduite...par Monsieur Petit, de Pontau de mer, Advocat en Parlement by Erasmus, [Desiderius.]

Paris: chez Jacques Cottin 1670 First and only edition of this translation of Erasmus' Praise of Folly. Nineteenth century dark brown crushed morocco, large oval Renaissance-style gilt stamp in center of both covers, flat spine lettered in gilt, edges st…

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$2000.00


[ Biblia Latina. Cover title: Biblia Sacra. A Facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible.] by [ Gutenberg, Johann ]

New York: Pageant Books, 1961 Full red morocco, signed "Alpha B.B. Co., New York." Blindstamped diamond-shaped decoration on front covers with the initials "J.G." in the center. Spines lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. . Two volumes, l…

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$6000.00


Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli. [Edited by Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Freeman Clarke, and W.H. Channing.] by Fuller, Margaret

Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1852 First edition, mixed issue. The present copy has characteristics of the first three printings (BAL): the binding matches the first printing (including the " high type on spine), as do the signatures. There ar…

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$850.00


Wonderful England! Or, The Happy Land! By Mrs. Ernest Ames by Ames, Mary Frances

London: Grant Richards, [1902[ First edition. Original color pictorial boards with cloth spine. A bit of light rubbing to extremities. Oblong quarto. With 24 color-printed engraved plates included in pagination. Toning to endpapers. Lacking rear free en…

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$200.00


Nuovo Lume: Libro di Arithmetica…Con uno Breve Trattato di Geometria...Composto per lo Acutissimo Prescrutatore delle Archimediane & Euclidiane Dottrine. by Sfortunati, Giovanni

[Venice: Nicolo di Aristotile detto Zoppino,], 1534 First edition of this treatise on arithmetic for merchants. Sfortunati, whose dates are not recorded, was a Siena-born teacher of arithmetic who worked through much of Italy and Sicily. His book, which…

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$7500.00


A Treatise on Pocket Knives by Cheney, Will

Los Angeles: [Printed by Will Cheney at the Press in the Gatehouse,] 1964 First edition. Based on Cheney's usual limitations for similar items, he probably printed around 100 or 150 copies. He printed a second edition in 1968 (Los Angeles Typesticker, 7…

From Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB

$250.00


Bible Moralisée. Faksimile-Ausgabe Im Originalformat Des Codex Vindobonensis 2554 Der Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek. [With:]Haussher, Reiner. . Codices Selecti. Phototypice Impressi. Facsimile Vol. XL. Commentarium Vol. XL

Paris: Club du Livre,, 1973 An exceptional, full color facsimile published in an edition of 3,000 copies. . Fascsimile volume in full leather decoratively and elaborately stamped in blind with a five-paneled spine. Commentary bound in quarter dark red …

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$2500.00


Pure Logic or the Logic of Quality apart from Quantity: with remarks on Boole's System and on the relation of Logic and Mathematics. by Jevons, William Stanley

London: Edward Stanford,, 1864 First edition of Jevons's rare second book and his first on logic. . Original blue pebble-grain cloth, paper labels on spine and front cover. . Small octavo. Labels a bit chipped,spine darkened, but a very good copy. Mode…

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$6500.00


La prospettiva di Euclide, Nella quale si tratta di quelle cose, che per raggi diritti si veggono & di quelle, che con raggi reflessi nelli specchi appariscono Tradotto dal R.P.M. Egnatio Danti Cosmografo del Seren. Gran Duca di Toscana. Insieme con la Prospettiua di Eliodoro Larisseo by Euclid

Firenze: Nella Stamperia de' Giunti, 1573 First Italian edition of Euclid's Optica (La prospettiva di Euclide), together with a translation of the spurious Catoptrica (Gli specchi di Euclide). La prospettiua di Eliodoro Larisseo follows, first in the It…

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$2500.00


A Brief Disquisition of the Law of Nature, According to the Principles and Method Laid Down in the Reverend Dr. Cumberland's...Latin Treatise on that Subject. As also His Confutations of Mr. Hobbs's Principles put into another Method. With the Right Reverend Author's Approbation. by [ Tyrrell, James. ]

London: Printed, and are to be sold by Richard Baldwin.. 1692 First edition. Full modern antique-style calf. Covers panelled in blind, gilt spine with burgundy and brown morocco labels. Octavo. With " strip cut away across top blank margin of title-pag…

From Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB

$1500.00


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