Leech, John. London: Bradbury, Evans, and Co, 1848. Full Leather. First Edition. xii, 308 pp. 8vo. Brown leather corners and spine with five raised bands, gold embossed titling. Marbled paper insets to cover boards, matching endpapers and matching marbling to all edges of the text block. Clean, within, 10 hand colored plates and numerous woodcuts. Very Good.
Thomson, Hugh. London: Macmillan and Co., 1892. Hardcover. Third Edition. 110 pp. 12mo. Green cover boards feature red titling and designs on front and spine, some wear to corners and spine edges, and minor staining to front. Light spotty staining throughout. As well as illustrations, the text is accompanied by beautiful initial letters. Two previous owner's names on first free endpage. Good.
Kent, Rockwell. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1936. Hardcover. First Edition. ix, 148 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has wear and light scuffing, loss and staining across top of front panel from tape removal, now in mylar cover. Gray cloth boards with blue embossed Rockwell Kent illustration on front board and spine, very light toning along board edge. Clean, within.
Beautifully illustrated throughout by Rockwell Kent with large, bold designs. Very Good / Good.
Thomson, Hugh. London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. . Hardcover. Limited Edition. 235 pp. Folio. White faux vellum baords with gold embossed decoration and titling. General soiling overall, minor soiling to endpapers, clean within. Illustrations by Hugh Thomson.
Copy #149 of the Edition de Luxe of 500 copies, signed by Hugh Thomson on the limitation page. Very Good.
Mertins, Lisa. Westlake Village, CA: Yellow Brick Road Publishers, Inc., 1992. First Edition. First Edition. First Printing. Very Good. Dust Jacket Fine, covered in mylar. Cloth cover has title printed in gold, which has a slight loss at the top of the title, title page has slight tear at bottom along spine for one inch. Illustrated by Lisa Mertins.
Gift inscription from author on first free end paper.
Bourdelle, Pierre. New York: Pierre Boudelle Studio/Albert Carman, 1945. Portfolio. Limited Edition. , 53 plates. Elephant Folio. Blue cloth portfolio with the title, WAR embossed in gold on front board. Fading and scuffing to boards, sunning has darkened spine. Plates and text all on loose sheets, quite clean.
Pierre Bourdelle (1901-1966) was an artist born in France and the son of sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. Pierre Bourdelle was the most active in the United States and completed a number of commissions for murals and other designs for the railroad industry. This work included murals for Cincinnati's Union Terminal in 1933, work on the California Zephyr, murals and reliefs for ocean liners, and architectural projects. Bourdelle served as a volunteer ambulance driver for the American Field Service...
New York: Planthouse Press, 2014. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpag. Olbong 4to. Produced in wraps with an ingenious design that incorporates Webster's illustrations in to the interior liner of the blue cloth folding box that encases the book. Published in an edition of 500 copies.
A comic narrative by Bradford accompanies a collection of Webster's childhood drawings from the 1970s, all of which were kept by his mother. We should all be so lucky! Signed in pencil by artist and author on the title page. Fine.
Lankes, J. J. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1931. Hardcover. First Edition. vi, 225 pp. Scuffing to covers, sunning to spine has darkened the cloth, silver foil label has some chipping and wear. Previous owner's bookplate on first free endpaper, clean within. Woodcuts by J. J. Lankes. Very Good.
Cruikshank, George. London: David Bogue, 1847. Full Leather. First Edition. 285 pp. 12mo. Frontispiece, title page and 11 etched plates by Cruikshank. Blue morocco covers ruled and embellished with gilt. Gilt-edged binding. Spine - with raised bands, red leather labels and gold stamping - is slightly faded. Elegant endpapers of marbled mauves, pale greens, and pinks, with bright gilt dentelle edgings. All edges gilded. Some slight stains on the margins of a dozen or so pages. Binding by Root & Son. Very Good.
Van Vliet, Claire. West Burke, CT: The Janus Press, 1976. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 8vo. Blue cloth boards with small paper title affixed to spine. Three relief prints by Van Vliet printed from the original blocks. A subtle and elegant production.
With text in Monotype Spectrum, printed on Toyama Kayazuki paper in an edition of 150 copies, this being #59 and signed by Carruth & Van Vliet on the colophon. Fine.
Tilling, Robert. The Celandine Press, 1986. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 4to. Blue marbled paper boards with black buckram cloth spine. Clean, crisp copy with 6 tipped in plages by Robert Tilling.
Printed in an edition of 250 copies, 75 bound in quarter-leathe and 225 in quarter buckram, this being #154 of the latter. Fine.
Canova, Antonio. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1849. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. Brown leather spine with five raised bands, gold embossed titling and small diamonds in compartments without titling, marbled paper insets front and rear. Light scuffing to covers, head and foot of spine, chipping along hinges front and rear, bumping to corners. Marbled endpapers with previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Clean within.
Descriptive text accompanying numerous examples of Canova's sculptures. Very Good.
Künstler, Mort. Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 2008. Full Leather. First Edition. First Easton Press Edition. 171 pp. 4to. Burgundy full leather binding with Künstler's illustration of a Union soldier drinking from a canteen pasted into the gold embossed border on the cover board. Two raised bands at spine, gold embossed titling, all edges gilt, silk endpapers. A pristine copy.
Also laid in is The Easton Press "Certificate of Authenticity" signed by the publisher and Künstler. Also signed by Künstler on the colophon immediately following the first free endpaper. Fine.
Myrbach. New York: George Routledge And Sons, 1890. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. First English Translation. 709 pp. 8vo. Three Quarter Leather Binding with embossed gold decorating on leather, and green cover boards with some wear to corners. Titling on spine is also gold embossed, with gilding to head textblock, some wear to edges and fading of spine. Previous owner's inscription in ink on first free endpage. Good.
Leveille; Le Blant, Julien. New York: Cassell Publishing Company, n.d. Hardcover. First Edition. Late 19th century. 418 pp. 4to. Red cover boards have some wear and scratches, front cover board features an embossed design of a soldier and a farmer. Gold embossed titling on spine. Minor spotty staining to first few pages, the rest of the interior is clean. Gilded head textblock and red ribbon marker. Previous owner's label on pastedown.
One hundred engravings on wood by Leveille from drawings by Julien Le Blant. Good.
Gibson, Charles Dana. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1913. Hardcover. Second Edition. 115 pp. 8vo. Dustjacket tearing at all edges and spine, now in mylar cover. Front coverboard features same design as dustjacket cover, but colored with light blue, light green, orange and white, and on a green background. Price clipped on all corners, with previous owner's inscription in ink and a bookstore's label on first free endpage. Very Good / Good.
Milan, Italy: Edizioni del Naviglio, 1969. Hardcover. Limited Edition.  pp. 4to. Accordion bound with white cloth front and rear boards and a Sonia Delaunay design gracing the front cover. Extremely clean and crisp within. 27 color lithographs of Delaunay's costume designs. Produced in a limited edition of 150 copies, numbers I-XXV were reserved for the authors, the remaining copies (XXVI-CL) are numbered and signed by both Delaunay and Damase at the colophon, this being #LIX (59). Housed in original scarlet cloth covered clamshell box with "Sonia Delaunay" printed in blue on cover and in Very Good condition with light scuffing and fading from time. OCLC lists only six institutions with a copy in their holdings, quite surprising given Delaunay's work crossing both art and...
Browne, H. K. London: Chapman and Hall, n.d. Hardcover. As. 624pp. 8vo. Mahogany-colored cloth cover boards feature gold embossed titling on spine, with light scuffing to boards overall, wear to corners and edges of spine. Previous owner's inscription in ink and pencil on pastedown. Age staining to pages until the table of contents and back endpapers, then clean throughout. Head edge uncut, connecting title page to the dedication page. Good.
Browne, H. K. London: Chapman and Hall, n.d. Hardcover. As. 624 pp. 8vo. Mahogany-colored cloth cover boards feature gold embossed titling on spine, with light scuffing to boards overall, wear to corners and edges of spine. Previous owner's inscription in ink and pencil on pastedown. Age fading to first pages until second title page, water staining to pages 611-624, illustration opposite from the first title page's wax paper covering stuck to first title page, otherwise clean throughout. Good.
Darley. Boston, MA: DeWolfe, Fisk , & Co., n.d. Hardcover. As. From "The Bleak House." 175, 174, 190 pp. 8vo. Deep red cover boards feature gold and black embossed design on front, and black embossed design on spine. Light scuffing overall, with darkening obscuring the gold background of the front title, some glue staining on front and back, and sunning to spine. Very clean throughout. Good.
San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 1984. Quarter Leather. First Edition. Elephant Folio. Green quarter-leather binding with light green cloth covered boards, titling in gold embossed on spine. Housed in a custom box of the same light green cloth, it is topped by a bas-relief sculpture of the Temple of Flora by Jim Dine, with a green leather inlaid doorway with the edition title in gold. A stunning presentation with light spotting around the outer edge, which appears to have only had an effect on the box exterior, two light rust colored spots on bottom of box near foredge. Includes separate print "Details from Nancy's Garden" in printed paper folder with tissue guard, signed and numbered by Dine. Fourteenth book of the Arion Press.
New York: Worthington Co., n.d. Hardcover. As. xiii, , 251 pp. 8vo. Gray cloth boards with a vignette of two llama embossed in red on cover board, titling in gold and read on spine. Light bumping and wear to covers, loss at lower right corner of front board. Green patterned endpapers with 1-1/2" loss on first free endpaper, front and rear pastedowns starting at gutters. Light foxing within.
14 illustrations by Julius Beerbohm. An important early travelogue of southern South America. Very Good.