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Icones Oculi Humani.
Frankfurt am Main: Varrentrapp and Wenner, 1804. Folio, viii, 94 pp. With 16 plates with tissue guards, of which two are hand-colored. Old marbled boards, calf backstrip, red labelrecased with new endpapers. Some marginal spotting mostly along the fore-edge. First edition in Latin (preceded by the edition in German) of... more

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The Danube. its History, Scenery, and Topography... Splendidly Illustrated, From Sketches taken on the Spot, by Arbresch, and Drawn by W. H. Bartlett, Esq.
London: George Virtue, Ivy Lane, 1844. Thick 4to, 236 pp, teg, a wide margin copy. With vignette title page, frontispiece portrait, map, 78 full page steel engravings, woodcut engravings in text by W. H. Bartlett. Original blue cloth gilt, very skillfully recased, First edition of this collection of beautifully engraved... more

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Ulysses Or Scenes and Studies in Many Lands.
London: Macmillan, 1887. 8vo, viii, 385pp. Original green decorative cloth, gilt vignette on upper cover, corners slightly bumped, slightly cocked as usual First edition. The first third of the book is about Turkey, followed by sections on Egypt and Thebes, the West Indies, Japan, Malaya, South America and Arabia. Palgrave... more

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Andromeda, and Other Poems.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1858. Sm. 8vo, 111, (12 pp. ads). Original blind-panelled brown cloth, central blind-stamped oval, backstrip lettered in gilt (very faint), joints invisibly repaired. First American edition, this copy with a 4pp. ALS from Kingsley, Eversley July (7?) ‘57; (addressee’s name cut out) about the passages to... more

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A Paraphrase of the Philosophical Quatrains of Omar Khayyam... rendered into English Verse by Friench Simpson.
[Houston: J. V. Dealy, 1909]. 8vo, 187pp. With a portrait frontispiece of Simpson and two almost identical plates of a vase; two illustrated clippings loosely inserted. Original blue cloth titled in gilt on the backstrip and upper cover. Newspaper clipping at front causing extensive browning to two leaves, Library of... more

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L'amour magot : Histoire merveilleuse. Les tisons. Et lettres écrites des campagnes infernales.
Londres [i.e. Amsterdam?] : Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1738. 12mo, (4), 179pp. Title- printed in red and black. Ink signature “Carteret Harvey” on A1. 19th-century blue cloth, red label, red edges, very good. OCLC: 12073708: “Miscellany, comprising a grotesque fairy tale, a philosophical epistle and a series of letters... more

$395.00

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A Study of Nature.
N.p. [but somewhere in Texas]: 1900. Slim 8vo, [65]pp. unpaginated. Original brown cloth, upper cover titled in gilt. A little browned and word but very good. A very uncommon book of poetry, no copies recorded for sale or at auction, only 7 copies recorded in OCLC of which 6 are... more

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The Ganges and the Seine: Scenes on the Banks of Both.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1862 2 vols., 8vo, (8), 316; (2), iv, 301pp. Original green cloth, backstrips lettered in gilt, a very good set. First book edition, though the majority of the essays appeared first in Household Words and All The Year Round. Inexplicably scarce -- no copy recorded at... more

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Cowboys North and South. Illustrated by the Author.
NY: Scribner’s, 1924. Royal 8vo, xvii, 217 pages. With a frontispiece and 50 illustrations by the author. Original decorated cloth lettered in black, a fine copy in dust-jacket seldom found thus. First edition of the author’s first book, an enthralling account of cowboys and their ways based on first hand... more

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(Calligraphic exercises)
[London?]: 1793. 14 leaves, 4to, (extracted from a book as fragments of sewing are still present) written on both sides in black ink with red titling and all signed by Joseph Chadwick dated 1793 Enclosed in a modern quarter morocco and marbled box A charming and representative group of exercises,... more

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Peking - Paris im Automobil. Eine Wettfahrt durch Asien und Europa in sechzig Tagen. Mit einer Einleitung von Fürst Scipione Borghese.Used. Barzini, Luigi. Peking-Paris im Automobil. Eine Wettfahrt durch Asien und Europa in sechzig Tagen. Mit einer Einleitung von Fürst Scipione Borghese. Mit 168 Abbildungen und einer Karte.
Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1908. Thick 8vo, 558 pp., with 168 illustrations and a large folding map. Original decorated brown cloth stamped and lettered in gold. A remarkably fine copy of a heavy book seldom found complete with the map and in good condition. Born at Orvieto, Barzini started his career... more

$175.00

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[London photo album]
[London: Valentine, before 1892]. Oblong roy. 8vo, 12 sepia albumen commercial prints titled in the image and mounted on heavy card, gilt edges, red cloth binding lettered “Photographs” in gilt. Gnerally in very good condition, inscribed at the front: “To dearest Mother from her affectionate so in law Arthur W.... more

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Supplemental Plates to the Tours in Wales.
[London: White, 1781]. Slim 4to, 7pp. text and 10 plates (one folding). Cleaned and recently bound in half speckled calf, red morocco label, green boards, by Dusel. The extra plates that go with the first edition of Pennant’s Tours of Wales, usually cited as Pennant’s best book. “Pennant's topographical and... more

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William Blake. [5 prints by Blechman with text by Blake]
[Artist’s proofs, unpublished] 5 serigraph prints, 18 x 14 inches each, on hand-made paper. Preserved in a cloth folding box. Superbly printed by Rosepoint on very fine artist’s proof paper, as follows. Only two sets were made by Blechman, one for his archive, and this set with each printed signed... more

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The Life of St. Nicholas as transcribed in Pictures and Text by...
New York: Stewart, Tabori, and Chang, 1996. 8vo, (144 pp.) unpagnated. Illustrated throughout. Original illustrated boards, dust-jacket, as new. Unique copy, signed by Blechman and accompanied by a serigraph image created by Blechman: “I had a book published in 1996, The Life of Saint Nicholas. To publicize the book I... more

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The Order of the Administration of the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion.
[N.p.: n.d., English c. 1920?] 8vo, (54)pp. Full-page illuminated title-page, two single-line and one three-line illuminated headings, text written in black and red. Custom bound in full crushed blue morocco extra by Zaehnsdorf. In essentially perfect condition. A charming rendition of the text from the Book of Common Prayer by... more

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
New York: Atheneum, 1962. 8vo, (12) 242, (2)pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition, paperback issue. Inscribed by Albee: “For Ralph L. Abel [?] Edward Albee 1983.” Albee (1928-2016) was the adopted son of a wealthy well-connected theatre family: “the Keith-Albee organization had played a dominant role in the American theater... more

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English Bards and Scotch Reviewers.
London: James Cawthorn, [1809]. Slim, 8vo, vi, 54pp. Original grey/brown boards, backstrip chipped with pieces missing. Neat early ink signature (J.H. Jones?) at front. In a quarter blue morocco pull-off box, backstrip faded to brown. First edition of Byron’s second book, paper watermarked E & P 1805. With the correct... more

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The Woman Who Lost Him and Tales of the Army Frontier. With Introduction by Ambrose Bierce.
Pasadena: George Wharton James, 1913. 8vo, 310 pp. 8 illustrations (7 photographic, including portrait of the author) on 4 plates. Tan marbled boards titled in black. A very good copy inscribed “for Juanita from Viola” with the bookplate of V.S. Meyer (Viola?) and the address sticker of Juanita McMillan of... more

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Rossetti and his Circle.
London: Heinemann, [1922]. 4to, color frontispiece and 22 color pates with facing text. Original white buckram lettered in gilt, a bit soiled and slightly musty. #12 of 380 copies, signed by Max Beerbohm. The illustrations are brilliant satires of the excesses of the Pre-Raphaelites. ... more

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The Law of Love, Being Fantasies of Science and Sentiment Inked Into English to Cheer Up the Gloomsters.
East Aurora NY: Roycrofters, 1905. Sm. 8vo, (6), 159 pp. Decorative title-page printed in black and red with gold framing, color and gold-printed initial to each chapter. Original half violet morocco, gilt-stamped backstrip, gilt top, slightly faded. #62 of 106 copies on Japan vellum, signed by Elbert Hubbard and with... more

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Assorted Articles.
London: Secker, 1930. 8vo, (viii), 9-216 pp. Original maroon cloth uncut, dust wrapper unclipped with a few edge nicks and slight loss at the top edge, a nice, clean unopened copy. First edition of this collection of essays published previously in newspapers and magazines. Lawrence wrote the preface in February... more

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The Big Book of Fables... Illustrated by Charles Robinson.
London: Blackie and New York and Boston: Caldwell, 1912. 4to, xxi, (3), 1-294 pp. Title printed in red and black, frontispiece and 27 color plates, 100 black and white full page and text illustrations. Original red cloth, upper cover and backstrip stamped in gilt, gilt top, backstrip faded, small bookplate,... more

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Printer's Choice. A Selection of American Press Books, 1968-1978. Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at the Grolier Club, New York, December 19, 1978-February 3, 1979. Selection of Books and Press Histories by Ruth E. Fine and William Matheson. Bibliographical Descriptions and Notes by W. Thomas Taylor.
Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1983. Folio, multi-colored cloth, printed paper label. 12 pages of photographs and eight leaves tipped in. Original multi-colored cloth, printed paper label, as new. First edition, one of 325 copies. An excellent account of fine printers including several in California, with photos of the printers as... more

$195.00

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Zamorano Club Programs 1928- 1991.
Los Angeles: Zamorano Club, 1992. Small folio. xii, 93 pp. Clothbacked decorative boards, gilt spine. A fine copy. First edition, one of 200 copies printed for the 21st Joint Meeting of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs. Designed and set by Old Mill Graphics, South Pasadena. An excellent record of the... more

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