London: Daldy, Ibister, & Co., 1878. Full-Leather. First Edition. Full leather blue binding with five raised bands, gold tooling to spine, border around cover boards, crest for "Overslade School" impressed in gold on front cover board. Bumping and wear to cover board edges and corners. Marbled endpapers with previous owner's bookplate pasted to front pastedown. Very Good.
London: Allan Bell & Co., 1837. Full Leather. First American. Originally bound in two volumes comprising the entire set of four volumes. Original leather covered boards with border of gold and blind embossing. Professionally re-backed in burgundy leather with three raised bands and gold tilting with matching full leather slipcase with marbled paper lining. Endpapers also replaced. Photographs gladly provided. Very Good.
Newcastle: Printed for Emerson Charnley et al, 1820. Full-Leather. First Edition. Second Printing. (6), xl, 332 pp. 8vo. Pebble-textured leather covers are ruled front, back, and spine with gilt. Five raised bands on spine, gilt titles. All edges gilt. Lovely dentelles inside and on book edges, with traces of edgewear. Whispers of shelf-wear to covers. Bright marbled eps. There are occasional traces of foxing within. Binding tight, text clean. This 1820 re-issue of the 1784 Bewick's Fables contains the exquisite wood blocks from the original. Very Good.
Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1983. Three Quarter Leather. As. xxxviii, 332 pp. 12mo. Burgundy leather corners and spine with marbled paper insets to cover boards, four raised bands at spine, gold embossed titling, minor scuffing overall. Originally published in wraps, this has the original covers bound in. Text in French. Very Good.
London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1907. Quarter Leather. As. 884 pp. 16mo. Black & white frontis portrait. Contains Vols. 1-3 in one slim book. Dark red boards backed and cornered with matching leather. Five raised bands on spine, which is embellished with gilt designs & lettering and title blocks in black and darker red. Head of text block gilded. Edges of corners are worn and there is light scuffing to spine. Endpapers are red and white marbled pattern. Many pages unopened. Prefatory notes by "R.B." Very Good.
London: John Stockdale, 1800. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. xxxi, , 579,  pp. 8vo. Recent brown three quarter leather binding with four raised bands and green patch titles with gold titling; marbled paper insets to front and rear covers. Light toning to pages, 14 plates called for and present.
Early biography of Catharine the Great, translated from the French. Very Good.
Dourgne, Tarn: De L'abbaye d'En-Calcat, 1944. Leather. Limited Edition. 417 pp. 4to. Beautiful, rich, rust-brown leather binding by Bennett of New York. Covers have decorative, blind-stamped, bright gilt corners, rules and central geometric pattern. Spine has four raised bands, bright, blind-stamped gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge gilt, marble endpapers. Text is highlighted with red, black and white initial capital letters and margins are set off by red rules. Interior is clean, crisp and tight. 14 full-page medieval-style illuminated illustrations with gilt highlights. A fine Bennett binding.
No. 913 of 1000. In addition, at the rear are several pages set up for filling-in with family tree information and several others, with decorative borders, for attaching, marriage, birth, death certificates, etc. Very good.
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1853. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 335,  pp. 8vo. Red leather corners and spine with five raised bands, marbled paper insets to cover boards, gold embossed titling, wear and scuffing. Marbled paper endpapers match cover insets, foredges of text block also marbled to match. Clean within. Very Good.
Stockholm, WI: Midnight Paper Sales, 2009. Hard Cover. First Edition. Tan cloth covered boards with pasted paper label on cover board, in tan cloth slipcase.
Number 71 of 115 numbered copies. Signed by both author, Edwidge Danticat and woodcut illustrator and printer, Gaylord Schanilec. Danticat was a 2009 MacArthur Fellow. Fine / Fine.
Paris: Petite Bibliotheque-Charpentier, 1900. Full-Leather. As. 494 pp. Dark green leather covers with bright gilt embellishments. Spine with six raised bands and bright gilt lettering. Very slight shelf-wear. Spine has sunned to a rich, deep brown. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Lovely bookplate covers entire front paste-down. Pencil notes in margins on pp. 268-284. Text is aged and occasionally stained. Very Good.
Paris: Bibiotheque-Charpentier, 1919. Three Quarter Leather. As. 343 pp. 12mo. Brown leather corners and spine with five raised bands, gold embossed titling and decoration. Very light rubbing, quite bright. Marbled papers inset on cover boards. Marbled endpapers, previous owner's "Prize Day Award" bookplate on front pastedown for the book they won in 1926, large personal bookplate also pasted to first free endpaper. Age toning to paper, clean overall. Text in French. Very 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.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1878. Full Leather. Cabinet Edition. Vol. I, 420 pp; Vol. II, 402 pp. Dark blue full leather bindings with five raised bands at spine. Sharp gold tooling forming a border at the edges of front and rear boads, surrounding pastedowns and in the compartments between each set of raise bands. Original burgundy leather patch titles with gold embossed titling have fallen off spine, both titles are intact and loosely laid in Volume I, Volume II titles missing. Hinges starting on each volume's boards, all edges of text blocks gilded. Marbled endpapers small bookseller label in upper left corner of pastedown, gift inscription in ink on second free endpaper of Volume I, clean and crisp within. Very good.
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1852. Three Quarter Leather. As. 768, 710 pp. 4to. Color frontis Vol. 1, Handsome volumes have corners and backstrips of smooth calf, set off with stamped rules. Leather replacement spines have five raised bands, red title blocks, and gilt lettering and embellishments. Some corner and edge-wear. All leather lightly scuffed. Boards are a peacock marbled pattern in shades of tawny browns, with all edges in matching pattern. Endpapers have been added to Vol. 1 in a different marbled navy/red/light blue design; Vol. 2's original endpapers match boards and are tape-reinforced. Foxing to all flyleaves; little or none in text blocks. Stamp of previous owner on title page of Vol. 1 and on half-title of Vol.2. Vol. 1 has a lovely full-color...
New York: Little, Brown & Company, 1895. Full Leather. First Edition. 178 pp. Full leather binding with gold tooling at spine, flower design in all four corners of front and rear boards, gold line along edge of each cover board, leather turn-ins with gold tooling at pastedowns. Head of text block gilded, foredge and foot of text deckled. Very Good.
Thomson, Hugh. London: Macmillan & Co., 1892. Full Leather. Second Edition. Second Printing. xxiv, 305 pp. 12mo. Full brown leather binding with five raised bands at spine, gold embossed titling. Light scuffing, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrations throughout by Hugh Thomson. Binding by J. M. Dent & Co. Very Good.
London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1933. Hardcover. First Edition. 1024 pp. 8vo. The Navy Riviere binding makes this exquitie book a treasure. Smooth navy blue calf covers have narrow triple rules front and rear in bright gilt. The elaborate spine has red title block, brown author block, both lettered in gilt. Five raised bands separate compartments which are ruled, cornered, and centered with gilt designs. Upper front cover has slightest of creases to corner. The book has elaborate gilt inside dentelles all around, with sea-blue marbled eps. All edges gilt. Riviere & Son binder's notations verso first free endpaper. The book itself is printed on inexpensive stock. Very Good.
London: W. S. Orr and Co, 1844. Full Leather. Fifth Edition. 103, 10 (ads) pp. 8vo. Full leather binding in a light tan leather with five raised bands at spine, gold titling. Decorative leather onlay to cover board replicates multi-color illustration of Plate II at page 23; blind embossed border on front and rear boards. Top edge gilt. Light foxing within. Five vibrant color plates with tissue guards showing eight examples of colors working together in harmony. Housed in paper covered slipcase with leather border at opening that matches binding leather.
David Ramsay Hay (1798-1866) was best known as a decorator and theorist of color who produced interiors for Sir Walter Scott and Queen Victoria. Important work in color theory that influenced interior design in...
London: Willis & Sotheran, 1864. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. First Willis & Sotheran Edition. Brown three quarter leather binding with five raised bands at spine, gold embossed titling and lines, brown cloth insets on boards, top edges gilded. Light scuffing to covers from shelf wear, a very attractive set. Very Good.
Leech, Cruikshank, Barham. London: Macmillan and Co., 1926. Full Leather. As. xiii, 546 pp. 12mo. Brown leather covers with tree calf covers, gold embossed border to cover boards, five raised bands at spine with gold embossed titling and decoration. Chipping along hinge at front and rear board, small losses to head of spine. Green marbled endpapers with gold dentelle surrounding pastedown. Bound by Morrell, London. Clean within. Twenty full page illustrations by Leech, Cruikshank, and Barham. Very Good.
Dine, Jim. San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 1997. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Arion Press Edition. 68 pp. Gray/green cloth covered boards with titling to cover and spine in dark green ink, gray laid paper endpapers. Includes a photo of the figurine that was the artist, Jim Dine's inspiration tipped in at page 19, and a photogravure of a portion of the artist's sculpture at page 22. Printed in Times New Roman type on Hahnemuhle Biblio paper.
226 copies produced, of the 200 offered for sale, 75 reserved for the companion volume, "Ape & Cat", 26 lettered copies "hors de commerce", this is copy 95 of 125 offered to the public. Four sheet accordion fold prospectus included. This does not include the even more...