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THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS. [with] THE PSALMS OF DAVID IN METRE by (BINDINGS - SCOTTISH HERRINGBONE). BIBLE IN ENGLISH

Edinburgh: Printed by James Watson, One of His Majesty's Printers, 1719, 1716. 135 x 65 mm. (5 1/4 x 2 5/8"). Two volumes.. FINE CONTEMPORARY BLACK MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, IN A SCOTTISH HERRINGBONE DESIGN, covers with central panel featuring a herrin…

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$2600.00


(ARION PRESS). THE HOLY BIBLE. NEW REVISED STANDARD VERSION CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS WITH THE APOCRYPHAL OR DEUTEROCANONICAL BOOKS by BIBLE IN ENGLISH

No. 131 OF 150 SPECIAL COPIES WITH HAND-COLORED AND ILLUMINATED ABSTRACT DECORATION OF THE INITIAL LETTERS, from a total edition of 400 copies for sale and 26 copies printed for presentation. Two volumes. Original bindings of violet crushed morocco boards…

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$9500.00


THE POETICAL WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY by (KELMSCOTT PRESS). (BINDINGS - KNICKERBOCKER PRESS BINDERY). SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE

Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894-95. ONE OF 250 COPIES on paper (and six on vellum). 210 x 145 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/4"). Three volumes. Edited by F. S. Ellis. EXTRAORDINARILY HANDSOME DARK GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT (stamp-signed "G. P. Putnam's Sons" on…

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$15600.00


A LAPIDARY OR, THE HISTORY OF PRECIOUS STONES: WITH CAUTIONS FOR THE UNDECEIVING OF ALL THOSE THAT DEAL WITH PRECIOUS STONES by (GEMOLOGY). NICOLS, THOMAS

Cambridge: Thomas Buck, Printer to the Universitie of Cambridge, 1652. FIRST EDITION. 185 x 145 mm. (7 1/4 x 5 5/8"). 6 p.l., 239, [1] pp. Inoffensive contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, covers with simple blind-ruled frame with thistle cornerpieces, sm…

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$5720.00


SONNETS by MILTON, JOHN

London: [Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. for] Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, 1883. No. 2 OF 50 COPIES of the Large Paper Edition, signed by the printer. 205 x 130 mm. (8 x 5"). 2 p.l. (first blank), 227, [3] pp. Understated but appealing tan morocco by th…

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$1820.00


RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM by (ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM - MODERN). ALBERTO SANGORSKI, Scribe and Illuminator

London, 1905. 210 x 140 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 1/2"). [20] leaves. Dark green crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (stamp-signed in gilt on rear turn-in), sides with multiple rules and with three yellow floral inlays and gilt leaves at each corner, recently…

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$31200.00


THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS by (JUDAICA). GROSS, CHAIM, Illustrator

New York and Paris: Associated American Artists, 1969. No. 162 OF 200 COPIES (from a total edition of 250 copies, of which 10 were hors commerce). 630 x 485 mm. (24 7/8 x 19 1/8"). [28] leaves.Forward by Rabbi Avraham Soltes. Light blue cloth portfolio,…

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$1820.00


POEMS, CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT by BURNS, ROBERT

London: Printed for A. Strahan; T. Cadell; and W. Creech, 1787. Third Edition; First London Edition, First State (with "stinking" instead of "skinking" in "To a Haggis"). 212 x 126 mm. (8 1/2 x 5"). xlviii, [13]-372 pp. With half title and the subscriber…

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$1976.00


(INCUNABULAR LEAF WITH ILLUMINATION). DE CIVITATE DEI by AUGUSTINUS, AURELIUS

Single column, 46 lines in roman type. Attractively matted. WITH A LARGE (40 x 50 mm.), LOVELY WHITE VINE-STEM INITIAL IN COLORS AND BURNISHED GOLD, with graceful marginal extensions. Goff A-1232; BMC IV, 10; ISTC ia01232000; PMM 3 (1467 printing). Faint…

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$4000.00


BAMBI, A LIFE IN THE WOODS by SALTEN, FELIX

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1928. First Edition in English, First Printing (July, 1928). 223 x 132 mm. (8 x 5 1/4"). 293, [1] (ads) pp.Translated by Whittaker Chambers. Foreword by John Galsworthy. Very pretty light green morocco (stamp-signed "Asprey" …

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$2496.00


THE SACRED ANNUAL: BEING THE MESSIAH, A POEM by MARTIN, JOHN, Illustrator. MONTGOMERY, ROBERT

Appealing 19th century black straight-grain morocco, covers with a gilt filigree and blind-rolled frame, raised bands, spine compartments gilt with curling cornerpieces and lancet tools radiating from a central circle, black morocco label, blind-rolled tu…

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$1500.00


VOYAGE PITTORESQUE EN SICILE by (SICILY). GIGAULT DE LA SALLE, ACHILLE ÉTIENNE

Paris: P. Didot, l'ainé [second volume Jules Didot l'ainé], 1822-26. FIRST EDITION. 641 x 495 mm. (25 1/4 x 19 1/2"). Lacking the dedication leaf and subscriber list present in the Abbey copy. Two volumes. Edited by Jean Frédéric d'Ostervald.…

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$57200.00


THE BOOK OF THE PEARL: THE HISTORY, ART, SCIENCE, AND INDUSTRY OF THE QUEEN OF GEMS by (PEARLS). (BINDINGS - ATELIER BINDERY). KUNZ, GEORGE FREDERICK

New York: [Printed at the Devinne Press for] The Century Co, 1908. PRESENTATION COPY. 220 x 200 mm. (11 3/8 x 7 5/8"). xix, [1], 548 pp. Tasteful contemporary grayish-brown crushed morocco, gilt, by The Atelier Bindery of New York (stamp-signed on verso…

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$2600.00


THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS by WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1910-11. Large Paper Edition. ONE OF 500 COPIES. 279 x 159 mm. (11 x 6 1/4"). 10 volumes.. Lovely dark olive brown three-quarter crushed morocco, handsomely gilt, marbled sides and endpapers, raised bands, …

From Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

$2860.00


OEDIPUS by DRYDEN, JOHN, and NATHANIEL LEE

London: Printed for R. Bentley and M. Magnes, 1679. FIRST EDITION. 208 x 150 mm. (8 1/8 x 6"). 4 p.l., 78 pp., [1] leaf (epilogue). 19th century half vellum and marbled boards, smooth spine, black label with gilt lettering. Macdonald 83a; Wing D-2322; E…

From Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

$1560.00


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