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The tradition of book-making is not just a craft--it is an art form. Back before the printing press made books easily available to the common citizen, great care was given to the formation of books. Some publishing houses have continued that long tradition in the form of fine press books. A fine press book can be identified by the fine press company that produced the book, and there are many fine press publishing and press houses across the globe. Some of these companies produce limited editions of classic titles exclusively, and these books tend to be highly sought-after by collectors. Due to the high quality and scarce nature of their publications, fine press books are often valuable. However, it is important to distinguish between fine press books and limited editions, as a limited edition is not necessarily a fine press book. A fine press book would have to be published by a fine press publishing house.



Le Morte Darthur. (The Noble and Joyous Booke entyled Le Morte Darthur) 1933 by Mallory, Sir Thomas

Le Morte D'arthur. (The Noble and Joyous Booke entyled Le Morte D'arthur). William Caxton. Westminster, 31 July, 1485 is followed by the 1498 Edition 'The Boke of Noble Kyng. Kyng Arthure Somtyme Kynge of Englande and His Noble Actes and Feates of armes o…

From Calix Books

$1,500.00


Gems for the Drawing Room - Fruit and Flowers - Books 1 and 2 by JERRARD, Paul & BAYLEY, J.W.N

London: Paul Jerrard, 1852. First Edition. Mid-nineteenth century opulence: two elaborate Victorian plate books with plates of fruit and flowers complimenting verse, fully printed in gilt. Two folios in original cloth with large colour card onlay on fron…

From Rare Illustrated Books

AU$7,500.00


The Nature of Gothic by Ruskin, John

The Nature of Gothic, A Chapter of the Stones of Venice. Kelmscott Press, 1892. One of 500 copies. 8vo. Printed in Golden type. Woodcut border on opening page; nine 10-line woodcut initials & numerous 6-line ones, 19 architectural figures in the text. …

From Harlem Fine Press

$3,000.00


Moby Dick by Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrations]

New York: The Lakeside Press, 1930. First Edition Thus. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition thus, limited to 1,000 copies. Three volumes in publisher's acetate jackets, in aluminum slipcase. Presentation copy signed by Rockwell Kent on the front free…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

$18,500.00


Knickerbocker's History of New York by Washington Irving

New York: R.H. Russell, 1900. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Good. Maxfield Parrish. New York: R.H. Russell, 1900. The covers are faded, soiled, particularly the spine. The front hinge is starting to separate but still reasonably tighr. …

From West of Denver Books

$245.00


La Chasse de Kaa by KIPLING, Rudyard

Paris: Javal and Bordeaux, 1930. Limited Edition. JOUVE, Paul. Illustrated by one of the leading painters in France, this superb work brings Kipling's classic Jungle Book story into the realm of fine 20th century French publishing. Limited edition of 125…

From Rare Illustrated Books

AU$7,850.00


Tale of the House of the Wolfings, A by Morris, William

Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1890. Limited First Edition. hardcover. Very Good. Tale of the House of the Wolfings, A: and All the Kindreds of the Mark Written in Prose and in Verse by William Morris; by Morris, William. Boston: Roberts Brothers. Printed by…

From MRM Books

$550.00


Storie Naturali by Serafini, Luigi

First Edition; Limited Edition: Number 69 of 660 copies, numbered and signed by Luigi Serafini. The book condition, including all die-cuts and plates is as new. For defects and box & dust jacket details see the end of this listing. The price reflects a de…

From EuroBooks

€800.00


Maud. A Monodrama by Tennyson, Alfred, Lord

London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Limited First Edition. hardcover. Good+. William Morris. Maud. A Monodrama; by Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. Illustrated by William Morris. London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press. Printed by William Morris, and publishe…

From MRM Books

$3,500.00


Falbalas and Franfreluches by Barbier, George

Paris: Meynial, 1925. First Edition. George Barbier. A complete and excellent set of the five annual issues illustrated with a total of sixty beautiful pochoir plates, complete with decorated pochoir title pages. 'Falbalas and Franfreluches' (Fr…

From Rare Illustrated Books

AU$15,000.00


BRACELLI BIZZARIE [Facsimile of the edition of 1624, with "Propos sur Braccelli" by Tristan Tzara and "L’Aventure d’un Livre et Notes Bibliographiques" par Alain Brieux.] by TZARA, Tristan; [BRACCELLI, Giovanni Battista]

Paris: Alain Brieux, 1963. First edition. Card wraps in slipcase. Fine. In the oblong 8vo slipcase with printed paper title label to centre. Within, the matching card chemise holding the two booklets. Vol 1: pp. 40, card wraps, 'Propos sur Bracelli', by…

From tinyBook

£648.00


Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by Morris, William

London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895. Limited First Edition. hardcover. Near Fine. William Morris. Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair: (two-volume set); by Morris, William. Illustrated by William Morris. London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press. P…

From MRM Books

$2,250.00


Gothic Architecture by Morris, William

London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Limited First Edition. hardcover. Very Good+. Gothic Architecture: A Lecture for the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society; by Morris, William. London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press. Printed by and sold by William M…

From MRM Books

$1,300.00


The Noble & Joyous Boke entytled Le Morte Darthur nothwythstondyng it treateth of the byrth lyf and actes of the sayd Kynge Arthur; of his noble Knyghtes of the Rounde Tale. Theyr merveylous enquestes and adventures.... by Sir Thomas Malory

Oxford: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press Saint Aldgates and published for the Press by Basil Blackwell, 1933 A good to very good copy of the 2 volume limited edition of Malory's epic work, taken from the only remaining copy of the Wynkyn de Worde…

From E C Books

£600.00


Hand and Soul by Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895. Limited First Edition. stiff vellum. Near Fine. William Morris. Hand and Soul: (American edition); by Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Illustrated by William Morris. London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press. Printed by Prin…

From MRM Books

$2,000.00


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