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THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL by C. 3. 3.

By: C. 3. 3. (Wilde, Oscar)

Price: $8.25

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1909

Edition: Early American edition

Seller ID: 4


16mo (6.25” x 3.9”) pp.39. Light blue-green paper covered boards with white paper label on front cover and spine printed with titles in black; front label bordered in red. Title page printed in black and red. No dust jacket as issued. Overall a good, tight copy of this later American release. Wilde’s dark poem about the brutality and inhumanity of prison life had at its focus the execution of another prisoner for the premeditated murder of his wife. This book, like... View more info

SILAS MARNER THE WEAVER OF RAVELOW

By: Eliot, George (Mary Anne Evans)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 129


8vo (5¼" x 7¾"). pp. [i-vi]; [1] 2-364. Light brown half-leather over blue and peach marbled boards. Spine with 5 raised bands decorated in blind and 6 compartments; 5 decorated with a fleuron and in blind, and the sixth with a black calf label and titles in gold. Half-title and advts. were left out during contemporary rebind, but collation against the Baker and Ross collation and comparison to Eliot's proof revisions both indicate that this is a first edition. ... View more info

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PALMETTO LEAVES

By: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Boston, James R. Osgood and Company: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 875


12mo (5¼” x 6¾”). pp. 321. INCLUDES SIGNED NOTE FROM HARRIET BEECHER STOWE. Unsigned binding design of palmetto leaves and titles in gold with stamped patterned framing on rust colored cloth. Includes illustrated headpieces throughout. Note laid in: "Very Truly Yours, H B Stowe| Feb 26 1884". A memoir about Stowe's winters in Florida incorporated into a travel guide. Palmetto Leaves was one of the first travel books written about Florida and as such, helped to sti... 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

THE KEEPING OF CHRISTMAS AT BRACEBRIDGE HALL

By: [Brock, Charles E.], Washington Irving

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd.: N. D. [1906]

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 82


C8vo (5.4” x 8”). pp. xvi, 267. Bound by Riviere & Son for Leary’s Bookstore in scarlet straight grain morocco bordered with double gilt fillets bound in each corner by a single circle motif. Spine has five raised bands. Bands and four compartments decorated in gilt pointillé, with the two remaining compartments having black morocco labels with titles, and gilt striping to edges. Fantasy marble endpapers in shades of scarlet with elaborate gilt dentelles; a.e.g. C... View more info

A TALE OF TWO CITIES

By: [Browne, Hablot K. (PHIZ)]; Dickens, Charles

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1904

Seller ID: 76


8vo (8¼” x 6”). pp.[xiv]; 400. An unsigned publisher’s binding in red woven cloth with intricate gold Art Nouveau floral decorations in ruled frames separated by framed titles with St. George’s cross and a sailing ship surmounted by fleur-de-lys. Spine gold stamped with titles and a repeat of the floral decorations from the cover. Frontis. of Marie Antoinette with tissue guard, a portrait of Dickens on the title page, and reproductions of the 16 full page illust... View more info

CRANFORD

By: [Charles E. Lauriat Company (binding); bROCK, CHARLES e. (illustrator)]; Mrs. Gaskell (Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell); Ritchie, Anne Thackeray (preface)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Co.: 1904 (1907)

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 1870


8vo (5.4” x 8”). pp. 255. Signed Lauriat binding in medium brown three-quarters morocco with gold rule borders over marbled paper in brown, tan, cream, navy blue, maroon and tan. Spine with five decorated raised bands with each compartment containing a central fleuron bordered by double rule borders. Marbled endpapers in pale blue, yellow, green and pink; t.e.g. Includes illustrated title page, frontis. and 23 full page color illustrations in color by C. E. Brock. Pa... View more info

CRANFORD

By: [Charles E. Lauriat Company (binding); Thomson, Hugh (illustrator); ]; Mrs. Gaskell (Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell); Ritchie, Anne Thackeray (preface)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1892

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1869


C8vo (7 ¼“x 5 ¼”). pp.[298]. Third printing. Signed Lauriat binding of tree calf with gold filigree borders. Spine with five raised bands with a red and a dark brown morocco spine labels; compartments decorated in gold with a central fleuron with filigree corners and triple rule borders; gold decorated edges and turn-ins. marbled endpapers in green, pale blue, gold and white; a.e.g. The original Hugh Thomson binding bound in at the rear. Includes frontis. with tis... View more info

OLIVER TWIST BY CHARLES DICKENS (BOZ,) AUTHOR OF “PICKWICK PAPERS,” “NICHOLAS NICKELBY,” ”SKETCHES OF EVERYDAY LIFE," &c. &c. &c.

By: [Cruikshank, George]; Dickens, Charles

Price: $158.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Lea & Blanchard, Successors to Carey & Co.: 1839

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 80


R8vo (10” x 6½”). pp. [9 -10]; 11; xii; 13 – 212; 3 preliminary blank leaves, list of illustrations, text in double columns. Bound up from the original parts. Twenty-four full page illustrations after Cruikshank etched on steel by John Yeager, with plates 13 through 24 bearing the names of both Cruikshank and Yeager. Contains the “Fireside plate”, which was cancelled after having appeared in only a few copies of the earliest English issue, and is consequentl... View more info

HOW JAQUES CAME INTO THE FOREST OF ARDEN AN IMPERTANENCE

By: [Enright, Walter (cover design and illustrations); Townsend, Harry Everett (floriated initials); Peattie, Barbara (illuminations)]; Peatie, Elia W.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chicago, Blue Sky Press: (1901)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 91


16mo (6 ½" x 4 ¾"). Unpaginated. Limited edition of 700 copies on Van Gelder handmade paper. Tan cloth boards with brown paper onlay to front and rear boards. White title label ruled in red on spine. Arts & Crafts style cover design, frontis. and 4 additional illustrations on Japan vellum by Walter Enright. Printed in Caslon Old Style with rubricated title page and headlines. Floriated initial letters by Harry Everett Townsend that were hand illuminated by Bar... View more info

THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD OR THE MERRYMAN AND HIS MAID

By: [Flint, W. Russell; Brock, Charles]; Gilbert, W. S.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. Limited: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 95


M8vo (9½" x 6¾"). pp. vi; 102. INCLUDES SCARCE DUST JACKET. Unsigned publisher's binding by Charles Brock in red cloth covered boards gold stamped with titles and image of Jack Point (p. 1); Spine gold stamped with titles and an image of Wilfred Shadbolt (p. 5). near the foot. With brown paper dust jacket STAMPED IN RED WITH TEXT AND ILLUSTRATION FROM TITLE PAGE. Color frontis. and 7 additional full page illustrations by W. Russell Flint, with pen and ink dra... View more info

PU DER BÄR (German translation of Winnie the Pooh)

By: [Shepard, E. H. (illustrator), ARA (illustrator)]; Milne, A. A.; Schiffer, E. L. (Translator)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Berlin-Grünewald, Williams & Co. Verlag GmbH: 1929

Seller ID: 204


8vo (6¼" x 8¼"). p.202; [205]. Quarter Blue cloth over pictorial paper covered boards; Laid paper eps. Frontis. and vignette line illustrations throughout by E.H. Shepard; Color frontis. color cover illustration and rear board illustration by A. R. A. German language translation of Winnie the Pooh by E. L. Schiffer. Moderate shelf wear and soil with a cracked rear hinge and small (1/4") hole to the spine cloth, otherwise a tight and clean copy. View more info

THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, L.L.D. INCLUDING HIS TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES, CORRESPONDENCE WITH MRS. THRALE, &c. &c. WITH NUMEROUS ADDITIONS, BY JOHN WILSON CROKER. REVISED AND ENLARGED UNDER HIS DIRECTION BY JOHN WRIGHT

By: [Stanfield, Clarkson F.]; Boswell, James; Croker, John Wilson (ed.); Wright, John (ed.)

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, George Bell and Sons: 1882

Seller ID: 84


10 Vol; C8vo (7.13” x 4.75”). Vol. I: xxiv; 325. Vol. II: viii; 344. Vol. III: ix; 323. Vol. IV: xii; 343. Vol. V: viii; 341. Vol. VI: vii; 342. Vol. VII: viii; 381. Vol. VIII: xi; 431. Vol. IX: xv; 335. Vol. X: xii; 376. Dark green half morocco over nonpareil marbled boards, spine with five raised bands gilt stamped with intertwining fillets; titles gilt stamped in two compartments. Edges marbled to match boards. Each volume contains an engraved frontis. with ... View more info

THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS FROM THIS WORLD TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME

By: [Strang, William]; Bunyan, John

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, The Bunyan Anniversary Society: 1928

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 77


M8vo (9 ¼” x 7”). pp. [xiv]; 379. Bound by Bayntun in half brown morocco leather with gilt rules and tan cloth boards; spine with five raised bands and six compartments, two of which are ruled in gold and contain the titles, and the remaining four have a gold outer rule and two black inner rules surrounding an open filigree design. Marginal notes, pale blue and pink marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Frontis. with captioned tissue-guard; illustrated title page and 12 additio... 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

CRANFORD

By: [Thomson, Hugh (illustrator); Ritchie, Anne Thackeray]; Mrs. Gaskell (Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell)

Price: $38.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1891

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 54


C8vo (7 ¼“x 5 ¼”). pp. xxx; [298]. Introduction by Anne Thackeray Ritchie. Signed publisher’s binding by Hugh Thomson in smooth green cloth gold stamped with titles, a potted plant, a tea service and playing cards; spine stamped in gold with titles and floral decorations; cream end papers; a.e.g. Frontis. with tissue guard and over 100 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson, including headpieces, tailpieces, historiated initials and textual vignettes – a... 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

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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