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RHYMES AND BALLADS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

By: [Whitman, Sarah, Wyman]; Coolidge, Susan

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, Roberts Brothers: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 71


C4to (10” x 7 ½”). pp. viii; 143. Unsigned Sarah Wyman Whitman binding in smooth olive green cloth boards stamped in silver on cover with titles in Mrs. Whitman’s high waisted, rustic sans serif lettering and fillets dividing the cover into quadrants decorated with corner flowers. Spine stamped with titles in silver. Frontis. with tissue guard and b/w Arts & Crafts illustrations throughout by E. H. Garrett, Harriet Roosevelt Richards and others. Good+ condition wi... View more info

THE PIPER OF HAMELIN A FANTASTIC OPERA IN TWO ACTS

By: Robert Buchanan

Price: $90.00

Publisher: London, Chiswick Press: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 184


Pott 4to (5½” x 7½”). pp. [64]; Grey paper wraps illustrated in black and red. Frontispiece, cover decoration, title page decoration and 11 full-page line drawing plates by Hugh Thomson. Blue-flecked grey laid paper wrappers, Chiswick Press colophon imprinted in red on back cover. Contemporary spine repair using grey cloth; covers with small closed tears and chipping along the edge with some loss to the front fore-edge; front cover is rubbed and there isa patch of ... View more info

HUGH THOMSON'S ILLUSTRATED FAIRY BOOKS JACK THE GIANT KILLER

By: Thomson, Hugh

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. Limited: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 183


4to. (6¾” x 8½”). pp. 32. No pagination. Pictoral chromolithographic paper wrappers, 16 full page color illustrations and 16 pages of line vignettes by Hugh Thomson. This was the first and only issue of Hugh Thomson's Illustrated Fairy Book series, since at the time of publication, the illustrations were thought to be too realistically gruesome by adults purchasing the book for children. As this booklet was targeted to young children, very few survived to the prese... View more info

FLOWER OF THE DUSK

By: [Armstrong, Margaret; Balmer, Clinton]; Reed, Myrtle (Myrtle Reed McCCullough)

Price: $12.25

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15


(8.25” x 5.5”) pp. iv; 341. 8vo. . Printed by the Knickerbocker Press. Lavender vertically ribbed cloth boards with gilt titles surrounded by gold and white stamped art nouveau floral and arboreal design signed by Margaret Armstrong. Gilt titles and decorative scroll work stamped on spine. t.e.g. deckled edges. Color frontis. after a painting by Clinton Balmer with captioned tissue guard. Text pages bordered in black with page headers and shoulder notes in red. One o... View more info

LOVE AFFAIRS OF LITERARY MEN

By: [Armstrong, Margaret]; Reed, Myrtle (Myrtle Reed McCCullough)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1907

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Seller ID: 13


8vo. (8.25” x 5.5”). pp. vi; 204. Printed by the Knickerbocker Press. Lavender vertically ribbed cloth boards with gilt titles in central white scroll surrounded by gilt stamped art nouveau floral design signed by Margaret Armstrong. Gilt titles and decorative scroll work stamped on spine; t.e.g. deckled edges; Frontis. with tissue guard; 16 illustrations. Text pages bordered in black with page headers and shouldner notes in red. One of twelve Myrtle Reed covers Arms... View more info

SALOMÉ. A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT: Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde Pictured by Aubrey Beardsley

By: [Beardsley, Aubrey]; Wilde, Oscar

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, Melmoth & Co.: 1904

Seller ID: 88


Pirated edition containing the first appearance of 15 original Beardsley illustrations WITH PLATES for 11 OF THE 16 illustrations FROM THE 1907 LANE ISSUE OF SALOMÉ. Small 4to (8 ½" x 6 ¾"). pp [1 - 10]; 11 - 75; [76 - 77]; [2 blank]. Collated and complete, but plates are not in the order specified on list of illustrations as usual. Limited edition; this copy number 238 of 250 copies printed on handmade paper. Beveled boards in light blue cloth with titles sta... View more info

UNDER THE TREES

By: [Hinton, Charles Louis]; Mabie, Hamilton Wright

Price: $32.50

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1902

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 25


8vo. (8.75” x 6”). pp. [167]. First Edition. A striking example of the classical revival style of art nouveau design and illustration with a signed publisher’s binding by Charles Louis Hinton (CLH) with titles in gilt banners above and below Pan in black playing a flute and sitting under the trees in a meadow surrounded by a garland of flowers and ribbons in gold and white. Titles and vignette of pan pipes on spine in gilt and white. Frontis. and 5 full page b/w ... View more info

RUBÁIYÁT OF OMAR KHAYYÁM

By: [Pogany, Willy]; Khayyám, Omar and FitzGerald, Edward (transl.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, T. Y. Crowell & Co.: N.D. [1913]

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 44


8vo (8.75 x 6). pp [104]. Green embossed cloth boards with titles and elaborate Middle Eastern themed designs in gold on cover and spine. Cover, decorations and 16 full color illustrations by Willy Pogany. All text in an Arabic style script within intricately decorated borders in blue and olive on light brown paper. Decorated end papers, half-title and title page. t.e.g. Includes text of Fitzgerald’s first edition. Potter 100. Very Good Condition with light edge wear ... View more info

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

By: [Thomson, Hugh (cover design and illustrations)]; Austen, Jane; Saintsbury,George (preface)

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: London, George Allen: 1895

Edition: First

Seller ID: 2148


C8vo (5” x 7 ”). pp. 476. Unsigned binding design by Hugh Thomson of a peacock perched on a sundial in full display in gold on smooth green cloth, with feathers filling the entire cover and surrounding the titles; spine with titles and scattered peacock feather motifs; a.e.g. Includes 160 illiustrations - from full page to amusing allegorical chapter heads and tail pieces, to charming and sometimes emblematic historiated initial caps; a.e.g. The first fully... View more info

THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD WITH A PREFACE BY AUSTIN DOBSON AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY HUGH THOMSON

By: [Thomson, Hugh. (Illustrator)]; Goldsmith, Oliver; Dobson, Austin (preface)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1890

Edition: First thus

Seller ID: 203


C8 (5 ¼ x 7 ¼). p. xxxv; 305. +6pp.advts. Green half-calf ruled in gold over black, tan and white marbled boards in the feather pattern.Spine has filigree rules in gold with two red morocco labels with titles in gold. t.e.g; marbled eps. Frontispiece and 181 vignette illustrations by Hugh Thomson, and includes a suppressed plate seen only in this edition on p. 95 that features a maid reading a hand-bill while seated on the back of man bending over. Original binding mo... View more info

COACHING DAYS AND COACHING WAYS

By: [Thomson, Hugh; Railton, Herbert (illustrations]; Tristram, Outram

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1893

Edition: Edition De Luxe

Seller ID: 329


SR8vo (7 ¼“x 5 ¼”). pp. xv; 376. Part of the Macmillan Cranford Series. Balston I 6; Rogerson 6. Coaching Days and Coaching Ways was a very popular book at the turn of the 20th century and described the ups and downs of traveling by coach and horse in in 19th century England. The book became so popular for those missing the simple days before the industrial revolution that it spawned a line of Staffordshire dishware by Ridgway Pottery featuring Hugh Thomson's ar... View more info