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Image for Aberlé Ballet / Fall & Winter / 1942.  “Aberlé presents SHEER ENDURING RAYON STOCKINGS/ ALLIED BALLET of COLOR / FALL & WINTER” / “Presentation for a Most Prophetic Season Fall 1942”

Aberlé Ballet / Fall & Winter / 1942. “Aberlé presents SHEER ENDURING RAYON STOCKINGS/ ALLIED BALLET of COLOR / FALL & WINTER” / “Presentation for a Most Prophetic Season Fall 1942”

By: ABERLE BALLET [RAYON STOCKINGS]. WILLARD B. GOLOVIN CO.

Price: $850.00

Publisher: Aberle Inc., Philadelphia, 1942 /Willard B. Golovin [Advertising] Co. NY, : 1942

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k190220c

Condition: Fine


4to, heavy card covers with six card leaves [12 pp.]; publisher's coil binding with clear acetate covers. First and only edition, limited to 750 numbered presentation copies, this being no. 36 presented to the M.E. Blatt Co., “Atlantic City’s Greatest Department Store”. World War 2 era manufacturer’s catalog for rayon stockings. The catalog adopts the format of a contemporary Ballet Russes program with the stocking colors inspired by four ballets -- each leaf features a large pochoir colored lithograph by Willard Golovin leaf with smaller color lithographic illustrations on the facing ... View more info

Image for Nurse Lovechild's Legacy / Being a Mighty Fine Collection of The Most Noble, Memorable and Veracious Nursery Rhymes

Nurse Lovechild's Legacy / Being a Mighty Fine Collection of The Most Noble, Memorable and Veracious Nursery Rhymes

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, The Poetry Bookshop: 1922

Seller ID: 31703


Mother Goose rhymes; embellished with drawings by C. Lovat Fraser and printed by the Curwen Press. 12mo, red boards. 64 pp. "A new edition, fourth thousand". Very good; front cover has a light band of sunning at top; rear cover lightly soiled. View more info

Image for Codice Nuttall /  Manuscrito pictórico Mexicano que actualmente se exhibe en el Museo Britanico.

Codice Nuttall / Manuscrito pictórico Mexicano que actualmente se exhibe en el Museo Britanico.

By: N/A

Price: $3,200.00

Publisher: Mexico. D.F., Libreria Anticuaria. G. M. Echaniz.: 1939

Seller ID: k1707041


1st ed. thus, 11-1/2”x8-1/2”. Scarce (No.22 of 25 signed and numbered copies] A hand-colored facsimile of the Codex Nuttall, an accordion-fold pre-Columbian document of Mixtec pictography, now in the collection of the British Museum. The Codex is one of about 16 manuscripts from Mexico that are entirely pre-Columbian in origin. Its name is derived from Zelia Nuttall, who first published the Codex for the Peabody Museum in 1902. It is one of three codices that record the genealogies, alliances and conquests of several 11th and 12th century rulers of a small Mixtec city-state in highland Oax... View more info

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Sebastian Van Storck

By: (Alastair) Pater, Walter

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead, New York; John Lane, London: 1927

Seller ID: k190126u

Condition: Fair


4to, illustrated linen, gilt titles. With 8 full-page tipped-in color by Alastair. No. 591 of 1050 copies, with a plate signed in pencil by the artist. Title page printed in red and black, illustrations in red, sepia, and black. Condition: Fair; the text block and illustrations are fine. The significant flaw is that it is lacking the backstrip on the spine, otherwise covers are good overall with several light stains.. The penciled signature on the plate on p.30 is present, but faint. Lacking original slipcase. View more info

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Dei Kleine Seehjungfrau

By: (Wulfing, Sulamith) Anderson, Hans Christian

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Wuppertal-Elberfeld, Sulamith Wulfing: 1953

Seller ID: 10501


1st ed. Self-published by Wulfing in 1953. Limited printing and now scarce. German text. The suite of illustrations consists of 8 color images and 8 monotone illustrations. Bound in gold-stamped cardboard cover. Interior is clean and bright; light surface wear and light age-toning to covers; a 1/4" spot on back cover. View more info

Image for Dark Weeping / No. 19 of The Ariel Poems

Dark Weeping / No. 19 of The Ariel Poems

By: A.e. [George Russell].

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London: Faber: 1929

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190125c

Condition: Good


12mo, gray pictorial wrappers, 4 pp. Trade edition; also published in a limited edition of 400 signed large paper covers. Cover design and frontispiece Illustration by Paul Nash. CONDITION: Good; ¼” chip out of lower front and rear corners; covers partially split. Interior leaves are fine. View more info

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A Selection of Aesop's Fables (translated by Boris Artzybasheff)

By: Aesop

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chamberlain Press: 1984

Seller ID: 1007


boards, 5"x6. A selection of fables illustrated with colored wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain and translated by Boris Artzybasheff. Limited signed edition of 150 copies. Signed by the illustrator on the limitation page. Ten coloured plates, each with small illustration on the reverse. View more info

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Luxurious Bathing: A Sketch

By: Andrew W Tuer

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, London: 1880

Edition: 2d ed.

Seller ID: k190218b

Condition: Good


2d ed. [First thus; the true first edition was published in folio form with etchings by another artist.] , 9-1/4”x6”, full vellum binding, gilt titles and decorations, untrimmed pages. 60 pp. [2 advt] Woodcut decorations and ornaments in the text plus eight etchings by Tristam Ellis. Good condition. The covers are soiled with some spotting and chipping; very lightly warped -- though less than commonly found. [A publisher’s slip notice inside states that the book is prone to warping. Losse at the front joint. Prior owner’s bookplate inside front cover. Text block is clean and bright; s... View more info

Image for Illuminated Manuscript: Pope Joan / A Historical Text based upon “Bower’s History of the Popes [1748]” /

Illuminated Manuscript: Pope Joan / A Historical Text based upon “Bower’s History of the Popes [1748]” /

By: Anonymous. [Anastasius Scriptor]

Price: $1,850.00

Seller ID: k180228l


n.p. n.d. 4to, illuminated vellum wrappers; 52 leaves; stitched binding. Pen and ink calligraphy, illuminations with watercolor head and tail pieces, and in-text illustrations all on hand-made paper. The artist/author is unknown. Clean, tight and unmarked interior. Covers torn and chipped on all edges. Date unknown but probably from late 1950’s - early 1960’s. View more info

Princess Elizabeth Gift Book

By: AQUITH, Cynthia & Bigland, Eileen

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1935

Seller ID: 0219022


4to, white cloth, 224p. An anthology of stories and poems published to raise money for the Princess Elizabeth Hospital for Children. Includes a Rupert Story by Mary Tourtel (Rupert the Little Bear goes Adventuring in the Robbers Den and with the Giants), an intro. by J.M. Barrie, poem by De La Mare etc. Illustrated with 2 double page color spreads by the Disney Studios, endpapers by Rex Whistler, color plates by A.H. Watson and others and with many illus. in line. Pristine in the original dustwrapper with colour illustration of Philip de Làszlò's 1933 portrait of the princess (now Queen El... View more info

Image for La Gravure Sur Bois Moderne de L'occident. [The Art of Modern Woodcuts]

La Gravure Sur Bois Moderne de L'occident. [The Art of Modern Woodcuts]

By: Avermaete, Roger.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Paris: Dorbon Aine: 1928

Edition: 1st ed,

Seller ID: k18028k


8vo, softcovers rebound in gray cloth. Classic reference on the art of the woodcut, with emphasis on the revival of the art in Western Europe during the first quarter of the 20th century. 239 woodblocks, 9 in color. 177 original illustrations. No. 18 of 1000 copies; a prior owner has neatly written in pencil which woodcuts are originals and which previously published; owner's inked name on front flyleaf, otherwise a fine copy in original paper wraps, subsequently rebound in gray cloth. View more info

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The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshoppers Feast

By: Ballantyne, R. M.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons: 1882

Edition: Later edition.

Seller ID: k190711h

Condition: Very good.


16mo, decorated red cloth, 72 pp. A later printing of the children's tale and rhyme first published by Nelson in 1857. Handsome full color chromolith frontispiece with b/w illustrations of anthropomorphic insects throughout. Ballantyne, a Scottish artist and prolific writer of juvenile fiction, composed this prose rendition of William Roscoe's popular poem and accompanied it with fanciful images of beetles in waistcoats, ladybugs with parasols, moles in top hats and striped pants, and other creatures. Very good: a clean, tight copy with light wear to covers; endpapers toned; contemporary pen... View more info

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Signed artist’s proof. A frontispiece design for the book “les Lettres Persanes” [Persian Letters]

By: Barbier, George

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Francois-Louis Schmied : 1918

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k181227e

Condition: Fine


A frontispiece design for the book “les Lettres Persanes” [Persian Letters} by Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu. 4.75”x7.5” printed in pale green, black, and dusty rose on rag paper. An image of a woman in oriental garb with feathered hat and holding a parrot. Drawn by Barbier as one of a series of 100 frontispieces by a variety of artists engraved and printed by Francois-Louis Schmied in 1918 in a limited edition of fifty portfolios. [Les Cent Frontispieces, n.p., n.d. [1918]]. Each portfolio was comprised of ten fascicules containing ten engravings or prints by twe... View more info

Quality Street

By: Barrie, J. M.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton:

Seller ID: 254

Condition: Good


London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. (1913). Small 4to, violet cloth, decorative embossed cover. 22 full color tipped-in plates by Hugh Thompson. Good condition: Loose joint but text bloc is fine. Binding is straight and tight, edges and corners rubbed. Fabric is frayed at head/heel of spine; top edge lightly stained but does not intrude into the text block. View more info

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Hosie's Alphabet

By: Baskin, Leonard

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Viking Press: 1972

Seller ID: 17061913


1st edition (1972) of this Caldecott Medal winner, signed by illustrator Leonard Baskin in red ink on the front end paper. The book itself is in fine condition. The dust jacket has a 3/4" closed tear at front top, a 1/4" closed tear at rear top and a 2" water stain in lower right front corner. The water stain does not affect the book. View more info

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Hosie’s Aviary

By: Baskin, Leonard [wth Tobias, Lucretia, Hosie, & Lisa Baskin]

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Viking Press: 1979

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed by Baskin

Seller ID: sw180315a


4to, green cloth. 1st ed, signed by illustrator Leonard Baskin in red ink on the front end paper. A companion volume to his Caldecott Honor Book Hosie’s Alphaet; kBaskins illustraions of birds with light verse. A light fade line along bottom of front cover, else fine in fine d/w. View more info

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LES FLEURS DU MAL [Limited Editions Club]

By: Baudelaire, Charles

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Limited Editions Club: 1940

Seller ID: k190126n

Condition: Good


Limited Editions Club, New York and Paris, 1940. This single volume only, French text; published as a two volume set with the second volume being the English translation “Flowers of Evil.” Illustrations by. Auguste Rodin and Jacob Epstein. 8vo, pale blue stiff paper wrappers in glassine dust jacket. No. 83 of 1500 copies. No slipcase issued. A good copy: interior is very clean but several of the gutters are somewhat loose; still fully intact. Chipped at spine ends. Glassine envelope yellowed at spine with several edge tears and 2” dampstain on back cover, not affecting the book. View more info

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Aus Revolutionstagen

By: Bauer, Dr. Constantin

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 040305


Braunschweig: Verlag von A.Graff's Buchhandlung, 1919. 8vo, 94 pp. Illustrated boards. An illustrated history of the Paris Commune, with 94 drawings and tipped-plates by Gustave Dore. Fair-Good. Interior lightly shaken but clean throughout. Front hinge partially split at bottom. Covers lightly soiled with 1/2" closed tears at top of spine. Edges and corners lightly rubbed. View more info

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Anatomia Humani Corporis (Atlas of Human Anatomy)

By: Bidloo, Govard

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions Roger DaCosta: 1972

Seller ID: 1936


Facsimile edition of Bidloo's noted atlas of human anatomy first published in Amsterdam in 1685. Large 4to (11"x16"), bound in burgundy leatherette, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt. No. 411 of 2000 copies printed. A bit of rubbing at top and bottom of spine, otherwise fine. The atlas is illustrated with 105 plates by Gerard de Lairesse, showing the human figure both in living attitudes and as dissected cadavers. The book was later plagiarized by English surgeon William Cowper for his Anatomy of the Humane Bodies (1698), which gave no credit to either Bidloo or de Lairesse. This led to... View more info

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Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience

By: Blake, William

Price: $45.00

Seller ID: 150302


London: Arthur L Humphreys, 1911. 12mo, leather binding with gilt spine design, raised bands, gilt borders and bands by Riviere and Son. 1st ed. thus, containing Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. 64 pages. Decorated throughout with tipped-in engravings. Internally fine, but front cover is detached, light wear on edges and corners. Contemporary inked inscription inside front cover. View more info