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1. Blake, William.

All Religions are One.

London: Trianon Press, 1970. Unpaginated. Introduction by Geoffrey Keynes. Ten plates. This early tract consists of ten etched plates averaging in size about 5.5 x 4 cm. Keynes notes there is "some uncertainty about the circumstances in which the work was produced, thought it is generally accepted that is must belong to a period of experimentation in the production of the plates for the Illuminated Books." Limited edition, copy 405 of 662 copies. Spine evenly faded to brown. Orig. half green morocco and marbled boards. Near fine in matching fine slipcase. $295.00

2. Blonder, Leo.

Himmlische Mar

Bilder Un Ausstattung Von Wenzel Oswald. Wien: Verlag Christoph Reissers Sohne, 1914. First edition. Unpaginated. Small folio, 34.9 x 25.3 cm. Colored lithographed title, 7 very fine color lithographed plates by Wenzel Oswald, seven large black-and-white vignettes by Oswald. All printed on a heavy paper stock. Rare children's book which came from the Wiener Werkestatte - not the ultra-rare deluxe edition of 25 in vellum, but nonetheless quite uncommon in the trade. Oswald also contributed to "Die Flache," a Viennese graphic arts periodical associated with the Wiener Werkstatte. Decorated endpapers, fresh, crisp copy, nick to front cover lower corner. Orig. light brown cloth decorated and lettered in silver rebacked in brown cloth. Near fine. $2,650.00

3. Bosquet, E.

Traite Theorique Et Pratique De L'Art Du Relieur.

Paris: Librairie Polytechnique, Baudry et Cie, 1890. First edition. 324 pages. 25 x 16 cm. Sixteen plates hors texte and seventeen text figures. Glossary. Index. Authoritative treatise on bookbinding by a prominent expert. Illustrations of bindings and binding equipment. Minor age-toning mostly marginal, light extremity rubbing, raised bands, spine lettered in gilt, book label, marbled endpapers, tight copy. Text in French. Contemporary half navy morocco and marbled boards, backstrip uniformly faded to brown. Very good. $425.00

3A. Brangwyn, Frank.

Catalogue Of The Etched Work of Frank Brangwyn.

London: Fine Art Society, 1912. Englarged edition. 139 pages. 34 x 27 cm. 200 plates with descriptive text: edition size and dimensions. First published 1908 in a limited edition of 150, this edition expanded. Index. Interior very bright and clean. binding firm and tight, spine darkened. Orig two-toned cloth, tan leather spine label printed in gilt. Teg. Very good. $320.00


4. Brunelleschi, Umberto (Illustrator).

Le Malheureux Petit Voyage by Gabriel Soulages.

Paris: L'Estampe Moderne, 1926. 208 pages. 22 x 17 Twenty-six pochoir plates, including fifteen color engravings. Limited edition, copy 135 of 435 copies on Velin Arches. Brunelleschi's polite, décolleté nudity, romantic rather than hard core, paints a style popular in its day. Orig. illustrated wrappers. Fine in patterned chemise portfolio, spine worn and evenly faded to brown. In matching, edgeworn slipcase. $750.00


5. Ciardi, John.

An Alphabestiary.

New York: Touchstone, 1966. First edition. No text. Large folio, 53 x 38 cm. Limited edition, copy 79 of 100, signed by John Ciardi, with twenty-six poems by Ciardi, [one for each letter of the alphabet] and twenty-six original signed lithographs in black and white and color. The lithographs were printed by the "Il Torcoliere" workshop, Rome. Martin Elting Hebald, more noted for his sculpture contributes his alphabetical vision, each lithograph housed in separate, individual portfolios. Interior contents fresh, bright. and clean. Hebald created a series of pieces in 1960 featuring representations of the Zodiac on the exterior of the Pan American World Airways Worldport at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. In Zurich, Hebald was commissioned to do a life sized, full figure portrait of James Joyce, for Joyce's tomb. He also made a bust of British novelist Anthony Burgess. Laid-in the publisher prospectus for the title, and a summary biography of Hebald. Wear at tray-case front cover joints, light cover soiling. Folios as issued laid-in green cloth tray-case. Very good. $750.00


6. Doyle, Richard (Dickie).

The Foreign Tour of Messrs Brown Jones and Robinson Being The History of What They Saw, And Did In Belgium, Germany, etc.

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854. First edition. 80 pages. 29.5 x 24 cm. 80 wood-engraved illustrations printed recto only. Gordon Ray [THE ILLUSTRATOR AND THE BOOK IN ENGLAND FROM 1790 TO 1914] calls this "Doyle's most personal book with respect to life in the world.....The artist Brown, in whom there is a good deal of Doyle himself, records in scores of little scenes the vicissitudes and humors encountered by his companions and himself during a summer's excursion to Germany and northern Italy." Title page lightly toned, interior generally clean, firm copy. Late 19th century three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards with matching endpapers. Aeg. Very good. $225.00


7. Dulac, Edmund [Illustrator].

The Kingdom of The Pearl by Leonard Rosenthal.

New York: Brentano's, [ca 1925]. 151 pages. 29 x 24 cm. Ten full-color, tipped-in, full-page illustrations mounted on white art paper, framed with tin and wider grey-green lines, covered with tissue guards printed at top with black letterpress. Limited edition, copy 451 of 625. The London Times Literary critic praised this work, "at his best" and "fantastically Persian," but it was not a commercial success. The American edition also received wide acclaim, "he used the conventional Persian style with perspective, rich in decorative forms and jewel-like colours, bringing out the beauty of minute things by the use of colour and graceful line." [see: HUGHEY 54e]. Lovely, bright and fresh copy, front cover board decorated in silver motifs with paper spine label, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, slight crinkle to spine foot, lower front cover corner. Orig. half white cloth and decorated gray boards. Teg. Very good in nicked dust wrapper. $695.00

8. Egan, Pierce.

Real Life in London; or, The Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho, Esq. and His Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall, Through The Metropolis; Exhibiting A Living Picture Of Fashionable Characters, Manners, And Amusements In High And Low Life.

London: Jones & Co, 1821-1822. First edition. 656 & 668 pages. 21.5 x 14 cm. Nineteen hand-colored plates Vol.I, and thirteen colored plates, Vol.II., with one (Tom and Bob catching a Charley Napping) of the two extra plates. These are colored aquatints and etchings reinforced by aquatinting. Illustrated by Alken, Dighton, Brooke, Rowlandson, etc. First edition title page, later issue plates. Originally issued in 56 parts. "A book full of contrarieties and difficulties for the bibliographer, there being innumerable variations of the plates....Real Life in London both as regards the text and the plates is an imitation of Egan's Life in London. Though not the equal of the latter it has considerable merit, serves as a foil to its illustrious contemporary and is an interesting and useful guide to the social history of the period." [see:TOOLEY 198]. ABBEY LIFE 280. "..one of the most complicated and bewildering books every published, rivaling Pickwick in the tangle of variant states that exist in text and plates." Raised bands, spine labels in russet and green, cover panels in floral gilt and blind motifs, corner wear, light text toning, occasional light offsetting. Contemporary, rebacked full tan morocco, covers in diaper pattern. 2 vols. Very good. $600.00

9. France, Anatole.

La Vie En Fleur Illustrated by Pierre Brissaud.

Paris: Les Editions d' Art Devambez, 1924. 295 pages. 25 x 16 1/2 cm. Nine colored etchings with lettered tissue guards. Limited edition, copy 157 of 450 on Rives paper. Brissaud, a French Art Deco illustrator, painter and engraver trained at the same Parisian workshop as Andre Marty, Charles Martin and Georges Lepape. His fashion designs, pochoirs illustrations for "Gazette du Bon Ton" are renown. Lovely, very fresh and crisp copy almost as new. Orig. pale blue illustrated, silk textured wrappers. Fine. $395.00


10. Gill, Eric.

Sculpture An Essay.

Ditchling: Douglas Pepler, 1917. First edition. 24 pages. 20.5 x 14.5 cm. Number 21 of St. Dominic's Press Publications. The essay originally appeared in THE HIGHWAY, June 1917 [No. 70]. Printed from Caslon O.F. on hand-made paper. Limited edition, one of 400. GILL 5. Crisp, bright copy. Orig. printed wrappers. Near fine. $195.00



11. Goethe, Johan Wolfgang von.

Faust Illustrated by Louis Icart.

Paris: Le Vasseur & Cie, 1943. 249 & 166 pages. 24 x 18 cm. Twenty-four tinted watercolors (aquarelles) by Louis Icart with two additional suites: one in color and one in black and white printed on Velin D'Arches paper in a Limited Edition, copy 265 of 400. Translation by Gerard de Nerval and printed by Draeger Freres. Another of many sterling book arts publications printed in Paris during the German occupation. Assume Goethe was more than acceptable as a topic for the Nazi's. A brilliant exemplar, printed in red and black, extremely clean and bright with cover glassine over wrappers. Orig. printed stiff wrappers. Near fine in nicked slipcases. 2 vols. $1,650.00

12. Grasset, Eugene.

Les Douze Mois.

Paris: G. De Malherbe, (1894). First edition. 26.5 x 19 cm. Series of two suites of twelve color plates, one for each month, designed by the calendar of the Parisian department store of La Belle Jardiniere -- before type with month only and with with a monthly calendar noting each day. Plates before letters are printed on sheets, those with text cut and mounted on sheets. In the early 1890's Grasset began experimenting with a new form of printing called chromotypography invented by his friend, Firmin Gillot. This calendar was printed in "Gillotage," a version of chromotypographie where the plates are engraved on wood. Also included a four page text taken from "Les Hommes D' Aujourd'Hui with text and color lithograph cover by Paul Berthon of Grasset. Grasset spent approximately 20 years working for La Belle Jardinere, designing additional calendars in 1899 and 1904. GORDON RAY p.465. Grasset "developed an early version of Art Nouveau to which he subsequently remained faithful, developing it constantly until 1900." Orig. brown cloth wrappers lettered in gold laid-in. Contents clean and fresh. Contemporary three quarter red cloth and marbled boards, black leather spine label printed in gilt. Near fine. $2,900.00



13. Hunter, Dard.

Before Life Began 1883-1923.

Cleveland: The Rowfant Club, 1941. First edition. 116 pages. 23 x 15 cm. Limited edition, copy 169 of 219 signed by Bruce Rogers, printed at the press of A. Colish, New York on paper made in the author's mill at Lime Rock Connecticut. The water-mark portrait shows him half-way before life began. The cover paper made by Veronica Ruzicka. In this biography, Hunter, six foot tall at the age of 14 enlisted, and accepted into the cavalry during the Spanish American War only to have his father drag him back home. Also, a good deal of material on his days spent working at the Roycrofters with Elbert Hubbard. Bright, sharp copy, bookplate. Orig. vellum spine and marbled boards. Fine in original worn and chipped glassine overwrapper. $395.00

13A. Jefferies, Richard.

Meadow Thoughts.

Market Drayton, Salop: Tern Press, 1977. First edition. Unpaginated. 14 leaves. 24 x 16 cm. "Meadow Thoughts was first printed in Graphic and included in The Life of the fields in 1884." "Printed in 12 pt. Centaur on Maidstone paper and bound by Nicholas and Mary Parry. No. 61 of 80 copies." With five engravings by Nicholas Parry, and signed by him.. Quarter brown calf spine and marbled boards with matching endpapers. Fine.  $150.00


14. Laurencin, Marie (Illustrator).

La Tentative Amoureuse ou le Traite du vain desir by Andre Gide.

Paris: Nouvelle Revue Francaise, 1921. First edition. Approximately 40 pages. 24 x 20 cm. Limited edition, copy 287 of 400 on papier Lafuma-Navarre. Four full-page colored wood-engravings plus additional colored vignettes by Laurencin. Associated with the Cubist literary and artistic group, but her painting uninfluenced by their theories; mistress of Apollinaire and socially intimate with the leading Cubist proponents. Text in French. Discreet, round one centimer stamp at lower corner of free endpaper the only ex-library mark, original glassine overwrapper chipped with some loss, plates and text clean. Lacking one centimeter of wrapper at backstrip head. Orig. pink wrappers printed and illustrated in black. Very good in worn glassine overwrapper. $350.00


15. Laurens, Henri & William Saroyan.

W. Saroyan Contes.

Paris: Bibliophiles de France et D'Amerique, 1953. First edition. 67 pages. 28 x 20 cm. Color wood engravings by Laurens. Printed in a Limited edition, copy 42 of 147 signed by Laurens and the President of the Bibliophile Society. Laurens, one of the leading French sculptors of the 20th century was self taught and strongly influenced by the Cubist movement. His graphic work here reflects his Cubist style. STRACHAN, ARTIST AND THE BOOK IN FRANCE, Catalogue Raisonne, p.336. Preface and Introduction by Anne Green. "Contes" presents extracts from "My Name Is Aram". Loose as issued in red, white and blue illustrated wrappers. Bright, very crisp, clean copy. Text in French. Orig. wrappers. Very good in fine chemise portfolio in near fine slipcase. $1,450.00



16. Leger, Fernand (Illustrator). Fernand Leger Peintures Anterieures A 1940 by Jean Bazaine.

Paris: Louis Carre, 1945. First edition. 52 pages. 26 x 19 cm. Limited edition, copy 510 of 950 printed by Mourlot with original color lithograph covers (wraparound) plus full color lithograph frontispiece, and 32 black and white plates. This exhibition catalogue of Leger's paintings prior to 1940 written by Bazaine in 1942 during the German occupation had to await the Leger exhibition at the Galerie Louis Carre shortly after the Liberation, but before the formal end of the war, from January 15 to February 4, 1945. Nicks to backstrip with one centimeter loss at head. Orig. illustrated wrappers. Very good. $350.00

17. Miller, Charlotte.

Fifty Drawings by Canaletto From The Royal Library Windsor Castle.

New York: Johnson Reprint, 1983. Folio, 13 1/2" x 19 1/2", 44 pages in text volume with seventy-four illustrations. Foreword by Sir Robin Mackworth-Young. Bibliography. Catalogue of Drawings. Indexes. Portfolio of fifty drawing same size as the text, many are double-paged. The original drawings were set directly before the color separation camera, eliminating any loss of definition and distortion of color. According to Mackworth-Young the "facsimile is for all practical purposes indistinguishable from the original." The original price of the reprint was $3000.00. Photography and color separations were undertaken on premises made available to the Publisher in the grounds of Windsor Castle by permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This work was designed by John Dreyfuss, printed at the Curwen Press on rag mould-made parchment, and bound by A.W. Lumsden of Edinburgh. A majestic production. Limited edition, copy 175 of 520 sets, of which 500 are for sale. Solander case is half brown morocco and brown cloth, raised bands, gilt panels and lettering. Large, very heavy book. Orig. brown cloth: text volume, [fine], and portfolio of plates [fine] in fine matching, brown solander case. 2 vols. $275.00

18. Parrish, Maxfield (Illustrator).

The Knave of Hearts by Louise Sanders.

Racine: Artists And Writers Guild, (1925). 28 pages. Folio, 32 x 26 1/2 cm. Fifteen full-page color plates and eight color illustrations in the text. Susan Meyer, AMERICA'S GREAT ILLUSTRATORS p.120, notes, "Only a mind rich in fantasy could have produced the unforgettable creatures populating his many children's books: The Reluctant Dragon in "Dream Days," Humpty Dumpty in "Mother Goose in Prose," Prince Agib and Sinbad in "The Arabian Nights," Pompdebile in "The Knave of Hearts."......His characterizations, combined with his strong sense of design, made him the most popular advertising and cover design artist of his time." Interior and covers fresh, firm and very clean, slight crease to front cover upper and lower corners. Orig. spiral bound illustrated stiff wrappers. Near fine. $875.00



19. Pascin, Jules (Illustrator).

Aus den Memoiren des herrn von Schnabelewopsky von Heinrich Heine.

Berlin: Paul Cassirer, 1910. First edition. 83 pages. 31 x 24 cm. Thirty-five illustrations, six are full-page hand-colored, and one, a double-page plate. Limited edition, copy 276 of 310 on Old Stratford Paper published by the Pan-Presse [60 copies on Japan Paper, and 250 on Old Stratford]. Covers soiled, backstrip respined in matching silk, last three blanks dampstained at fore-edge and head, text and plates bright and clean. Orig. illustrated beige silk over boards. Very good. $1,225.00

1. Picasso, Pablo.

Je Suis Le Cahier The Sketchbooks of Picasso.

Boston: Atlantic Monthly, 1986. First edition. 349 pages. 30 1/2 x 23 1/2 cm. Edited by Arnold Glimcher and Marc Glimcher. Bound by the Harcourt Bindery (with their ticket at backcover paste-down) in full orange morocco decorated in blind in a Picasso motif, a line drawing of male/female faces intertwined with this design motif replicated on the cover of the solander case. Copiously illustrated in black and white and color, including samples from each of 175 different sketchbooks. Features essays by Claude Picasso, Robert Rosenblum, Sam Hunter, Francoise Gilot, and others. The monograph presents for the first time the personal sketchbooks of Picasso, and contains a catalogue raisonne, which fully describes all 175 extant sketchbooks. This book was produced in conjunction with an accompanying exhibition at the Pace Gallery in New York in 1986. Full orange morocco. Fine in near fine solander case of quarter orange morocco with two spine inlays in gray morocco (spine lightly sunned), and beige basket weave cloth. $600.00


20. Robinson, Alan James.

H * P * M Harold Patrick McGrath.

Np: Cheloniidae Press, 1991. First edition. Unpaginated. 28 x 20.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 28 of 100 signed by Alan James Robinson and Patrick McGrath, printed at Wild Carrot Press with calligraphy by Suzanne Moore and Elizabeth Curtis. Etching of McGrath with tissue guard, printed in red and black with a few wood engravings by Robinson. This book is a collection of anecdotes and recollections, both reverent and irreverent in homage to McGrath. Title page in red, black and silver, embossed book plate of Richard D. Friedlander. Orig. marbled boards, front cover paper label. Fine. $275.00

21. Romains, Jules [Louis Henri Jean Farigoule].

Les Copains.

Paris: Jeanne Walter, 1929. 221 pages. 27 x 21 cm. Eighty-six charming colored woodcuts by Veillepreux, and ten hors texte illustrations. Limited edition, copy 141 of 400. An early work of fiction first published 1913. An English edition "The Boys in the Back Room" (literally "the pals") appeared in English in 1937. A poet and writer, his politics allied him with Edouard Daladier, the unfortunate Prime Minister of France before the Nazi invasion. Scattered light text toning. Three quarter burgundy morocco and marbled boards, matching endpapers, with original wrappers bound-in. Teg. Fine. $195.00

22. Rowlandson, Thomas (Illustrator).

Journal Of Sentimental Travels In The Southern Provinces Of France, Shortly Before The Revolution by William Combe.

London: R. Ackermann, 1821. First edition. 291 pages. 25 1/2 x 17 cm. 18 hand-colored aquatint plates. This, the first separate edition, appearing originally in Ackermann's "Repository of Arts" during the years 1817-1820; the latter containing seventeen plates only -- the extra plate, no.15 is listed in the Directions to the Binder, and as ABBEY LIFE pp.185 -186 notes, "Early impressions of the plates are clear and sharp, and compare well with the magazine issue," as are those in this copy. ABBEY TRAVEL 89. TOOLEY 415. Tall copy, plates generally clean and bright, some plate offsetting; light, occasional age-toning, bookplate, raised bands. Late 19th century three-quarter scarlet morocco and scarlet cloth with marbled endpapers. Teg. Near fine. $950.00


23. _____. [Illustrator].

Advice To Sportsmen. Rural or Metropolitan, Noviciates Or Grown Persons; With Anecdotes Of The Most Renowned Shots Of The Day: Exemplified from Life. Including Recommendatory Hints In The Choice Of Guns, Dogs, And Sporting Paraphernalia: Also, Characters, Costumes And Correspondence Selected from the Original Notes, &c, of Marmaduke Markwell, Esq.

London: Thomas Tegg, 1809. First edition. 132 pages. 17 x 10.5 cm. Half title, frontispiece and 15 hand-colored plates after Rowlandson. Early, scarce work of Rowlandson. TOOLEY 407. Armorial bookplate, inner dentelles, chipping front endpaper fore-edge, plates clean, text generally bright, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, triple gilt border fillets, front cover hinge repaired, moderate surface wear. Period full brown calf. Teg. Very good. $675.00

24. Shelley, Percy Bysshe.

Epipsychidion.

Montagnola: Officina Bodoni, 1928. 38 pages. 29 x 20 cm. Limited edition, one of 220 copies printed on vellum paper with the original types of Giambattista Bodoni. Verses Addressed To The Noble and Unfortunate Lady Emilio V____, This work was inspired by Shelley's meeting, at the end of October 1820 when the author had moved back to Pisa, the beautiful, young Teresa Viviani (1801--1836), who was being kept in a convent awaiting the outcome of marriage arrangements in which she played little part. But it also reflects the difficulties he was facing in his second marriage to Mary Godwin, and looks back to the desolation the poet faced after the suicide of his first wife Harriet Westbrook. Covers slightly splayed, bookplate, covers and interior fresh and clean. Orig. full vellum, spine lettered in gilt. Very good. ($700.00

25. Tapies, Antoni.

Antoni Tapies in Print Edited by Deborah Wye.

New York: MOMA, 1991. First edition. 128 pages. 24.5 x 27.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 150 copies with an original lithograph, 9 1/2 x 10 1/4" signed by Tapies. The latter created as a special edition for the exhibition "Antoni Tapies in Print" at MOMA, May 7 - August 9, 1992 -- printed by La Poligrafa, S.A. Barcelona. Total of 75 plates, twenty-five in color. Wye is Curator in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books at MOMA. Orig. black cloth. Fine in matching fine slipcase. $695.00

26. Thomson, Hugh (Illustrator).

Quality Street, A Comedy in four acts by J.M. Barrie.

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1913. First edition thus. 198 pages. 33 x 26 cm. Limited edition, copy 554 of 1000 signed by Hugh Thomson. Twenty-two tipped-in color plates with lettered tissue guards, plus additional black and white illustrations in the text. GORDON RAY p.181, said Thomson "was properly regarded as the `chef d'ecole' for his prodigious output of drawings for the gift book trade." Solid copy without the usual covering bowing, elaborate front cover design motif -- gilt tea cups and roses plus gilt pictorial illustration of three ladies having tea, framed by gilt and blue boarder panels -- backstrip illustrated and lettered in gilt, endpapers toned, interior contents clean, spine darkening, modest front cover toning mostly at edges, lacking cloth ties. Orig. full vellum gilt. Teg. Very good. $300.00

27. Tschichold, Jan.

Schatzkammer Der Schreibkunst Meisterwerke Der Kalligraphie Aus Vier Jahrhunderen Auf Zweihundert Tafeln.

Basel: Birkhauser, 1945. First printing. 13 pages in text. Landscape 4to, 24 x 33 cm. Comprehensive calligraphic study with 199 plates illustrating styles and interpretations spanning 400 years, some capturing human and animal forms. Clean, fresh copy. Orig. decorated boards and white cloth spine. Fine in nicked dust wrapper in original publisher's shipping box. $325.00



28. Van Dongen, Kees (Illustrator).

La Revolte Des Anges by Anatole France.

Paris: Scripta Et Picta, 1951. 221 pages. Folio, 47 x 29 cm. Fifty-eight colored lithographs by Kees Van Dongen. Text printed in red and black with red and green initials; lithographs editioned by Mourlot. Limited edition copy 210 of 210. Van Dongen, a Dutch painter joined the fauvist movement in 1906, became a fashionable portraitist after World War I, but even in that medium he gave up all constraint -- he left a pitiless interpretation of Anatole France (our author here) as well as others, condemning a period and a class. Designer morocco binding by Madeleine Gras. Some foxing throughout, binding particularly bright and sharp, slight edge rubbing to chemise. Full green morocco, covers and spine inlaid with light green, tan and gray morocco, ruled in colors and gilt, all edges gilt, green suede doublures, uniform morocco edged chemise. Fine in slightly nicked slipcase. $6,500.00

29. Voragine, Jacobus de and Alexandre Lunois [Illustrator].

La Legende doree.

Paris: G. Boudet (Libraire Artistique), 1896. 152 pages (2). 31 x 25 cm. Seventy-five color lithographs, each recto page with color-printed lithographic vignette by Lunois, each verso text page with wood-engraved border after Lunois. Translated into French by H. Piazza. Limited edition, copy 199 on special wove paper initialed by Piazza and Lunois, from a total edition of 210. Gordon Ray [THE ART OF THE FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOK], p.407. "....famous medieval collection of saints' lives. The Middle East, rendered with sunlit charm, is the setting for most of his compositions, but Lunois' most memorable series illustrates the history of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (pp. 81-121), which he presents with gravity and compassion." Also, "Thanks to the current vogue of artists' lithographs of the turn of the century, the books illustrated by Lunois are returning to favor after long years of neglect." Slight rubbing to extremities, original wrappers bound-in. Quarter tan calf and marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers, backstrip lettered and decorated in gilt. Teg. Near fine. $950.00



30. Wyeth, N.C (Illustrator).

The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox, Jr.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First edition thus. 322 pages. 28 1/2 x 22 cm. Sixteen full-page color illustrations including frontispiece and title page -- the plates are surrounded by boxed borders in gold, mounted and with tissue insets. Limited edition, copy 345 of 512 signed by N.C. Wyeth. "Throughout his career N.C. Wyeth was constantly referred to as an illustrator, a label he deeply resented, not because layman used it in referring to him, but because those in the art world looked down from their ivory towers and deprecated illustration as a second-rate art form.......he once told a group of students who wanted to be illustrators so that they could make money and become artists -- `fine, but the only trouble is that you've got to be an artist before you become an illustrator." [see: ALLEN & ALLEN p.179]. Brilliant copy, nearly as new. Orig. vellum spine stamped in gold and blue cloth with gold rules in orig. glassine. Teg. Fine in repaired, slightly scuffed, matching blue publisher box. $2,000.00

31. Zvorkin, Boris Vasilevich & Aleksandr Sergyeevich Pushkin.

Le Coq d'Or, et d'Autres Contes.

Paris: Piazza, 1925. 76 pages. 29.5 x 23.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 211 of 775 on Velin Pur Fill. French translation by N. Andreieff. Half-title printed in bistre and gilt, decorative title, one headpiece, four section titles, four chapter openings, all printed in colors and gilt, 20 colored lithograph plates with tissue guards, text printed in black within light brown decorative border, occasional decorative flourishes in light brown and gilt, all after Zvorikin. An edition of the famous Pushkin skazka illustrated in the Bilibin manner by Zvorikin after fleeing to Paris after the Bolshevik Revolution. The clever artist provides not only extravagant full-page plates highlighted with gold and silver but also ornamental borders and other embellishments. Minor nicks to leather spine label. Multi decorated cloth, red leather spine label printed in gilt. Teg. Near fine. $1,975.00