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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…

From Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

$2600.00


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…

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$1560.00


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


PSALMI PENITENTIALES by (KELMSCOTT PRESS)

Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894. ONE OF 300 COPIES ON PAPER (and 12 on vellum.). 206 x 140 mm. (8 1/8 x 5 1/2"). 1 p.l., 63 pp.Edited by F. S. Ellis. A BINDING IN-PROCESS, likely BY COBDEN-SANDERSON PUPIL MADELEINE WHYTE, the book sewn, glued, and wi…

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$4160.00


A NEARLY COMPLETE VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF WITH TEXT FROM THE LIFE OF ST. TAURIN.

Single column, 32 lines in Caroline minuscule.With one slightly larger than one-line initial in red.See: Herrick, "Imagining the Sacred Past: Hagiography and Power in Early Normandy."Removed from a binding and thus with some moderate browning and soiling,…

From Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

$4000.00


TOM JONES OU L'ENFANT TROUVÉ. IMITATION DE L'ANGLOIS DE M. H. FIELDING by (FIELDING, HENRY - ADAPTATION). DE LA PLACE, PIERRE-ANTOINE

Four volumes. Pleasing contemporary calf, covers with French fillet border, flat spines in compartments with small circular floral centerpiece, hatched bands at head and foot, each spine with two tan morocco labels, marbled endpapers, turn-ins and all edg…

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$600.00


AN ILLUMINATED WATERCOLOR ON PAPER, WITH GOLD HIGHLIGHTING by (ILLUMINATION - MODERN). NORMAN, DA LORIA, Artist

ca. 1920. Image: 150 x 225 mm. (5 7/8 x 8 7/8"); frame: 255 x 330 mm. (10 x 13"). Attractively matted and framed. A BEAUTIFUL FULL-PAGE ILLUMINATION DEPICTING THE FOUR SEASONS, personified and surrounding a central figure with halo and wings, decorative…

From Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

$3640.00


SESAME AND LILIES by (BINDINGS - CHARLES ELSDEN GLADSTONE). RUSKIN, JOHN

London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1865. FIRST EDITION. 170 x 117 mm. (6 3/4 x 4 3/4"). 2 p.l., 196 pp. Very pretty teal blue crushed morocco, elaborately gilt, by Charles Elsden Gladstone (signed in gilt "C. E. G." on front turn-in), covers with intertwining g…

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$2340.00


THE CONQUEST OF SYRIA, PERSIA, AND ÆGYPT, BY THE SARACENS by OCKLEY, SIMON

Contemporary Cambridge calf, recently and expertly rebacked to style, covers panelled in blind with fillets and fleuron cornerpieces, central panel with decorative tooled border, raised bands, original reddish-brown morocco label. Gay 98; Blackmer sale ca…

From Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

$962.00


HISTOIRE CHARMANTE DE L'ADOLESCENTE SUCRE D'AMOUR. [A CHARMING HISTORY OF SWEET ADOLESCENT LOVE] by SCHMIED, FRANÇOIS-LOUIS, Illustrator. MARDRUS, DR. J.-C

Paris: F.-L. Schmied, 1927. FIRST EDITION. No. 50 OF 170 COPIES, SIGNED BY SCHMIED. 318 x 241 mm. (12 1/2 x 9 1/2"). 8 p.l. (first four blank), 145 pp., [9] leaves (last four blank). Unbound as issued in original printed paper wrappers. With 14 full-pag…

From Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

$4056.00


AN AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE by WEBSTER, NOAH

New York: Published by S. Converse, Printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven, 1828. FIRST EDITION. 290 x 235 mm. (11 1/2 x 9 1/4"). Including the terminal leaf of "Additions" (not infrequently missing) in the second volume. Two volumes.. Convincing period-st…

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$17680.00


THE IDEAL BOOK OR BOOK BEAUTIFUL by (DOVES PRESS). COBDEN-SANDERSON, THOMAS JAMES

Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1900. ONE OF 300 COPIES ON PAPER (and 10 copies on vellum). 235 x 171 mm. (9 1/4 x 6 3/4"). 2 p.l. (first blank), 8 pp., [2] leaves (final blank). Original limp vellum by the Doves Bindery (stamp-signed on rear turn-in) flat sp…

From Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

$3120.00


OCCASIONAL FAC-SIMILE REPRINTS OF RARE AND CURIOUS TRACTS by (ENGLISH LITERATURE, EARLY) ASHBEE, E. W., Editor

London: John Tuckett, 1868-72. Each part No. 26 OF 100 COPIES, printed for subscribers only, and all SIGNED BY ASHBEE. 248 x 190 mm. (9 3/4 x 7 1/2"), 30 parts in two volumes (complete as published).. Fine contemporary red morocco by Tuckett, binder to …

From Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

$2912.00


LEAVING CHEYENNE by MCMURTRY, LARRY

New York, Evanston, and London: Harper & Row, 1963. FIRST EDITION. 208 x 145 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/4"). 5 p.l., 299, [7] pp. Publisher's cream-colored buckram, upper cover with a red sun symbol, spine with red and black lettering, original dust jacket. SIGNE…

From Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

$2340.00


THE HOUSE OF LIFE by (ILLUMINATED BOOKS). TRAQUAIR, PHOEBE ANNA, Illustrator. THOMSON, MAUD ALMA, Illuminator. ROSSETTI, DANTE GABRIEL

Edinburgh: W. J. Hay, 1904. ONE OF 150 COPIES PRINTED (see below). 225 x 162 mm. (9 x 6 1/2"). [67] leaves, printed on recto only (without the limitations page). Pretty slate blue crushed morocco signed "L. S. - M. S. 1907" (Louise Schwamm and Morgan St…

From Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

$9880.00


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