Category: American Publisher's Bindings, 20th C.

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THE TESTIMONY OF THE SUNS AND OTHER POEMS

By: Sterling, George

Price: $175.00

Publisher: San Francisco, A. M. Robertson: 1907

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 1238


8vo (5½" x 7¾"). pp. 142. Signed Arts & Crafts binding design of a planet and a galaxy within a horizontal panel across the top of the front board, and titles above and below the panel all in silver. A book of lyric poetry whose title poem conveys Sterling's sense of wonder and awe at the vastness of the cosmos. Initially published by published by W. E. Wood in 1903, and released as a second edition in 1904 by A. M. Robertson. Robertson issued the book again in 1907 as... View more info

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THE UPAS TREE

By: [Ottman, William (illustrations)]; McMurdy, Robert

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Chicago, F. J. Schulte: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1252


8vo (5½" x 7¾"). pp. 324. Unsigned binding design by Fred T. Hancke of an Upas tree in the foreground of a windswept plowed field in white and gold on dark green cloth. Includes black and white frontis. and 3 additional black and white full page illustrations by William Ottman. Written by a then prominent member of the Chicago Bar, is a detective story and romance about a young lawyer wrongfully charged with the murder of his client and sentenced to hang. It includes ... View more info

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ITALIAN HOURS

By: [TRAVEL -- ITALY]; [PENNELL (illustrations)]; JAMES, HENRY

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1909

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1997


4to (8¼” x 10 ”). pp. [505]. First printing. First issue of this decorative binding. Unsigned binding design in gold, light green and teal on smooth terra cotta cloth of the titles reverse stamped within an upper square panel and a lower narrow rectangular panel surrounded by a vibrant, mosaic design reminiscent of the Italian mosaics discussed within. Spine with titles stamped in gold with a small mosaic panel in gold, light green and teal; floriated initial caps a... View more info

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MORNING FACE

By: [Unidentified (binding design)]; Stratton-Porter, Gene

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1248


4to (8¼” x 10¼"). pp. 127. Unsigned binding design in blue and two tones of textured gold on turquoise cloth of birds flying across a marsh as the sun rises. Includes 1 color plate and 80 black and white illustrations after photographs by the author. A book of nature lore written for children. A striking and evocative binding design whose textured gold bird motifs seemingly take flight in the light. Scarce in this condition. MacLean 234. View more info