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LYRICAL BALLADS by WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM, [and] SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

London: J. & A. Arch, 1798; T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800. FIRST EDITION, Second (London) Issue of first volume; FIRST EDITION, First State of the second volume (p. 209 with last word of footnote in the middle of the page; p. 210 with 10 lines only; p....

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$23,400.00


(THE MACKLIN BIBLE) by (BINDINGS - GEORG FRIEDRICH KRAUSS). BIBLE IN ENGLISH

London: T. Bensley for T. Macklin [final volume Bensley for T. Cadell & W. Davies], 1800 [for the six volumes of the Bible], 1816 [for the Apocrypha]. First Printing of this Edition. 480 x 385 mm. (19 x 15 1/8"). One leaf in the Apocrypha (3P2, comprisin...

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$88,400.00


AN INTRODUCTION TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF RARE AND VALUABLE EDITIONS OF THE GREEK AND LATIN CLASSICS by DIBDIN, THOMAS FROGNALL

London: Printed for Harding & Lepard, 1827. Fourth Edition. 292 x 197 mm. (11 1/2 x 7 3/4"). Two volumes. Fourth Edition. HANDSOME EARLY 20TH CENTURY BROWN STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, covers with gilt double fillet border, fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands,...

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$4,056.00


THE WORKS by MORRIS, WILLIAM

London: Chiswick Press for Longmans, Green and Co, 1901-02. ONE OF 300 SETS for sale (of a total edition of 315). 292 x 210 mm. (11 1/2 x 8 1/4"). Eight volumes. ONE OF 300 SETS for sale (of a total edition of 315). Original linen-backed paper board...

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$2,340.00


USE OF ROME by A MINIATURE ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF HOURS ON VELLUM IN LATIN AND DUTCH, WITH CHARMING HISTORIATED INITIALS

Netherlands, ca. 1460. 90 x 63 mm. (3 1/2 x 2 1/2"). [343] leaves, COMPLETE, single column, 17 lines, in a gothic book hand. Contents: blank page (f. 1r); Calendar with two charts and two diagrams in Dutch and Latin (f. 1v); Various prayers to Christ and...

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$50,960.00


VITAE ILLUSTRIUM VIRORUM by (BINDINGS - JOHN BRINDLEY). PLUTARCH

[Rome]: Ulrich Han (Udalricus Gallus), ca. 1468-70. EDITIO PRINCEPS. 380 x 265 mm. (15 x 10 1/2"). [288] leaves (of 296), single column, 45 lines, roman type. (Lacking three blanks, and with five leaves (those with text one side only) supplied in facsimi...

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$88,400.00


THE AMERICAN BIBLE: ORIGINAL LEAVES FROM RARE AND HISTORIC BIBLES PRINTED IN THE COLONIES AND THE UNITED STATES DURING THE SEVENTEENTH, EIGHTEENTH, AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES by (LEAF BOOK - BIBLES, AMERICAN PRINTINGS). ZINMAN, MICHAEL, Compiler

Ardsley, New York: Haydn Foundation for the Cultural Arts, 1993. ONE OF 100 COPIES. 580 x 380 mm. (22 3/4 x 15"). Four volumes. Collected, described, and with a preface by Michael Zinman; introduction by Mark Noll. ONE OF 100 COPIES. Leaves archival...

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$8,840.00


[WORKS]. P. VIRGILIUS MARO: IN USUM SCHOLARUM / AD NOVISSIMAM HEYNII EDITIONEM EXACTUS by (FORE-EDGE PAINTING). VIRGIL

Londini: Impensis J. Johnson et al., 1809. 248 x 146 mm. (9 3/4 x 5 3/4"). 2 p.l., 700 pp.With commentary by Christian Gottlob Heyne. HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY NAVY BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, DENSELY GILT, covers with thick and thin gilt rule border a...

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$3,016.00


THE DESCENT OF MAN. [with] ON THE ORIGINS OF SPECIES by DARWIN, CHARLES

New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1871, 1872. First American Edition of "Descent" (with first use of the word "evolution" by Darwin); Fifth Edition of "Origin.. 203 x 121 mm. (8 x 5"). All volumes with ads at the end. Two separ...

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$3,744.00


TEXT FROM THE SANCTORALE by AN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH TWO FINE HISTORIATED INITIALS FROM THE LLANGATTOCK BREVIARY IN LATIN

Italy [Ferrara], 1441-48. 273 x 203 mm. (10 3/4 x 8"). Double column, 30 lines, written in two sizes of a very fine rounded gothic hand. Rubrics in red, one-line initials in red, blue, or burnished gold, FIVE FINE TWO-LINE INITIALS IN BURNISHED GOLD...

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$18,720.00


THE 1462 FUST & SCHOEFFER BIBLE by (LEAF BOOK - INCUNABULA, THE 1462 BIBLE). KOENIG, EBERHARD

Akron and Evanston: Bruce Ferrini / Hamill & Barker, 1993. ONE OF 166 COPIES (of a total of 181). Text: 503 x 375 mm. (19 3/4 x 14 3/4"); Leaf: 405 x 300 mm. (15 7/8 x 11 3/4"); Case: 525 x 395 mm. (20 3/4 x 15 1/2"). 40 pp.With an introduction by Christ...

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$5,200.00


AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT ENTITLED "LES HEURES CHOISIES." by (ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS - MODERN)

Paris: Desgodets et Gérard [but not an actual imprint], 1901. n. This is at once a lovely and puzzling little manuscript that seems to have been designed for use in a way that never materialized. The text contains prayers used before, during, and ...

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$4,860.00


THE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN STORY BOOK by MILNE, A. A

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc, [1929]. No. 285 OF 350 LARGE PAPER COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR. 229 x 184 mm. (9 x 7 1/4"). 4 p.l., vii-xiii, [3], 171 pp. No. 285 OF 350 LARGE PAPER COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATO...

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$2,860.00


THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER [bound with] HYMNS. ANCIENT AND MODERN by (BINDINGS). (ROYAL SCHOOL OF ART NEEDLEWORK)

Cambridge: Printed by C. J. Clay & Sons; London: William Clowes and Sons, ca. 1890. 146 x 87 mm. (5 3/4 x 3 1/2"). [340] leaves; 588 pp. A VERY CHARMING ONLAID, MOLDED, AND PAINTED VELLUM BINDING BY THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF ART NEEDLEWORK, upper cove...

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$1,872.00


RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM by (BINDINGS - EMBROIDERED [MORRIS & COMPANY STYLE]). (MODERN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM). SMITH, PERCY, Calligrapher

[England], 1904. 305 x 230 mm. (12 x 9"). [12] leaves.Translated by Edward FitzGerald. BREATHTAKING CONTEMPORARY EMBROIDERED WHITE SILK, covers with leafy blue frame, central panel of upper cover with crewelwork depicting a Pre-Raphaelite-style maid...

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$49,920.00


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