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1. Album Boileau.

Album Boileau de 23 Eaux Fortes d'apres les tableaux de Cabanal Bonnat Ch DeLort Fr. Flameng Gerome Vilbert etc. etc.

Paris: Np, 1891. Unpaginated. 32.5 x 25 cm. Original watercolor title page by J. Ostolle, text lettered in gilt. Twenty three full page etchings with lettered tissue guards by French academic painters. Frontispiece by Edmond Lechevallier-Chevignard with additional full page contributions by Alexander Cabanel, Leon Bonnat, Charles De Lort, Francoise Flameng, Jean-Leon Gerome, Jehan Georges Vibert et al. Leon Bonnat won a medal of honour in Paris in 1869, going on to become one of the leading artists of his day. Bonnat went on to win the Grand Officer of the Légion d'honneur and became a professor at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1882. OCLC data:Boileau: ce volume contient de nombreuses reproductions de la Bibliothèque nationale. Author: Morillot, Paul. Paris : Lecène, Oudin et cie, 1891. Bound by P. Ruban, raised bands, spine panels lettered in gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, slight nicks to corners. Full black morocco. Aeg. Near fine. $425.00


2. Burnet, Thomas & George Duckett.

A Second Tale Of A Tub: or, The History of Robert Powell the Puppet-Show-Man.

London: Printed for J. Roberts, 1715. First edition. [4] xlii [43] 219 [5] pages. 19.5 x 12 cm. The second edition appeared the same year. A political satire on the statesman Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford (1661-1724). It takes the form of an account of Martin Powell (fl.1709-29), the somewhat physically deformed, and noted Irish showman who ran a celebrated puppet-show in Covent Garden. It also, of course, adopts the title of Swift's celebrated Tale of a Tub (but is not recorded by Teerink-Scouten in the list of this work's spurious sequels etc). Powell is presented in the frontispiece as a hunchback, which appears to be true. The author's substitution of "Robert" for Powell's real name, Martin, made to render the obvious satire more effective. Burnet was an English wit; barrister and judge. He wrote this work at age 21 with his friend and colleague George Duckett. The allusion of puppet strings controlled by a higher power was a popular analogy of political machinations of the period. Engraved bookplate of John Collins, Devises. Contemporary owner inscription notes the satire's intent, some old scribbling on blank endpapers, moderate text toning. Contemporary full Cambridge style brown calf, tooled panels with tulip florets at each corner. Very good. $695.00


3. Chagall, Marc .

Derriere Le Miroir. No. 132, June 1962.

Paris: Maeght, 1962. First edition. Folio, 38 x 29 cm. Text in French by Yves Bonnefoy, "Le religion de Chagall." Cover and double-paged illustrations are color lithographs, plus 85 small black and white lithographs in the Chroniques section. Fresh, bright copy. Orig. illustrated wrappers. Fine. $795.00


4. Crane, Walter.

Columbia's Courtship: A Picture History: Of The United States In Twelve Emblematic Designs In Color With Accompanying Verses By Walter Crane.

Boston: L. Prang, 1893. Unpaginated. 29 x 23 cm. Twelve full page color lithographed plates after designs by Crane printed recto only on high gloss stock with Prang's sterling color processing in a multitude of colors. Slight blemish front cover at foot. Orig. white boards, front cover lettered and decorated in blue and gilt. Very good. $395.00


5. Crawshay, Richard.

The Birds of Tierra Del Fuego.

London: Bernard Quaritch, 1907. First edition. xxxvi, 158 pages. 29 x 21 cm. Limited edition one of 300 this copy not numbered. 21 hand-colored lithographic plates by J. G. Keulemans, 23 uncolored photogravure plates, and one lithographed map of Tierra Del Fuego. The author was a retired British army officer, Inniskilling Dragoons. Index and List of Illustrations. Crawshay describes his encounter with a Tierra Del Fuego tribe member known as "Ona," a civilization (six thousand years old) now extinct. Wide text margins, interior contents very clean and bright. Half brown morocco and green cloth. Teg. Fine. $1,995.00


6. Cruikshank, George .

My Sketch Book.

London: Charles Tilt, 1834-1836. First edition. 22 x 31 cm, 37 hand-colored etched plates, including etched title in No. 1., in the nine original parts. ABBEY LIFE 275. COHN 181. Notes the first six numbers with a printed title were not issued with the parts. He also states, "India proofs of this item were not issued. The work has often been reprinted in inferior style." First state of the second plate in number five. Wrapper No IV is as described by COHN: "The wrappers of Part III are used, and '4' is written in ink over the III with Cruikshank's complaint of Mr. Kidd the publisher." .Backstrip of No. 3 chipped, No. VII cover stained, approx. 9 centimeters from upper spine to the "My" in title, balance of issues are sound, bright and fresh. Orig. illustrated wrappers. Very good housed in firm, later green cloth box lettered in gilt (spine and front cover) showing some wear to extremities. $1,800.00


7 _____. ( Illustrations)

Illustrations Of Smollett, and Fielding.

London: Cochrane and Pickersgill, James Cochrane, 1831-1832. Oblong 4to, 29.5 x 43 cm. No title page, spine reads "Cruikshank's Illustrations to Fielding and Smollett." Adopted from "Roscoe's Novelist's Library." COHN 702-707. There are 37 India proof portraits mounted on 19 leaves each with descriptive text. Smollett titles include, Humphrey Clinker (four etchings), Roderick Random (five etchings) and Peregrine Pickle (eight etchings). Fielding titles are Tom Jones, (eight etchings) The Adventures of Joseph Andrews (four etchings) and The History of Amelia (eight etchings). The images measure 17 x 11 cm. There are also two engraved portraits of the authors -- Fielding and Smollett. Images are bright and clean. Raised bands, spine gilt decorated in six compartments, rubbing to corners, light front cover stain. Three quarter green morocco and marbled boards, rebacked with spine laid-down. Aeg. Very good. $795.00


8. Dickens, Charles.

The Holly Tree.

East Aurora: The Roycrofters, 1903. 66 pages. 22 x 15 cm. Bright, clean copy. Silk moire inside front and back covers. Borders designed by Samuel Warner, typography by Newell Q. White and presswork by George Parker. Brown suede covers decorated and lettered in gilt. Yapp edges. Near fine. Suede. $75.00


9. Du Moulin, Pierre.

Regii Sanguinis Clamor Ad Coelum Adversus Parricidas Anglicanos.

Hague: Adriani Viac, 1652. First edition. 189 pages. 12 x 7 cm. [A12-I11]. A response to John Milton's "Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio," published 1651 in which the author defends Charles II, and denounces Milton's attack. "Milton's Latin works when they are taken as a whole, their interest is considerable; and it is unfortunate - with a misfortune not likely now to be decreased - that few people know them first hand." [see: CHEL, Vol.VII, p.130]. Text slightly embrowned, spine head nicked. 18th century full brown calf, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Very good. $370.00


10. Gorlaeus, Abraham.

Cabinet De Pierres Antiques Gravees, Ou Collection Choisie De 216 Bagues Et De 672 Pierres Egyptiennes, Etrusques, Grecques, Romaines, Parthiques, Gauloises, &c. Tirees du Cabinet de Gorlee, & autres celbres Cabinets de l'Europe.

Paris: P-M. Lamy, 1778. First edition. 8 & 10 pages in text. 22 x 17 cm. Engraved frontispieces, 283 plates. An antiquary of Flemish descent, his early interest in gem collecting as part of his cabinet of curiosities eventually spawned interest in Greco-Roman intaglio gems; his collection purchased in 1609 on behalf of Henry, Prince of Wales -- with more than a representative sampling of specimens here. His first work, "Dactiliotheca," published 1609. BRUNET Vol. II, p.1671. Index of plates in each volume, generally clean, wide margined plate pages, book label and small ownership inscription dated 1857 of same individual, corner wear, raised bands, leather spine label, spine compartments decorated in blind. Contemporary mottled calf, covers rehinged. Two Vols. in one. Very good. $1,700.00


11. Greenaway, Kate (Illustrator).

The Royal Progress Of King Pepito by Beatrice F. Cresswell.

London : Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge, (1889). First edition. 48 pages. 27 x 16 cm. Fresh, crisp copy, engraved and printed by Edumund Evans with all plates printed recto or verso only. The author produced dozens of publications on a range of subjects over many years. Orig. pictorial tan boards spine lettered in black. Very good in near fine in half blue morocco slipcase with matching blue cloth folding case with pull tab. $295.00


12. Guillemard, Francis, Henry Hill.

The Cruise Of The Marchesa To Kamschatka & New Guinea With Notices Of Formosa, Liu-Kiu, And Various Islands Of the Malay Archipelago.

London: John Murray, 1886. First edition. Vol.I: xviii, [2], 284 pages & Vol.2: xvi, [2], 400 pages. 22.5 x 16.5 cm. Includes: 14 maps (13 colored, 4 folding), 30 plates and 2 hand-colored frontispieces. Also: VoI has one hand-colored lithograph plate by J. G. Keulemans, and 10 uncolored plates, with 5 uncolored maps (one fold-out). Volume II has one hand-colored lithograph and 7 uncolored plates by J. G. Keulemans, 11 uncolored lithograph plates, plus 9 maps (some folding) and text figures. This was a private scientific expedition notable for its focus on lesser known islands as well as important ornithological observations. FERGUSON. 10138a. HILL. 735 (second edition). Index. The author, a travel writer and naturalist he also served as the Geographical Editor of the Cambridge University Press. Rebacked, new endpapers, with toning mostly to first few and last leaves in both volumes. Orig. blue cloth decorated and lettered in gilt and beveled edges. Very good. $875.00


13. Hawthorne, Nathaniel.

The Marble Faun: Or, The Romance Of Monte Beni.

Boston: Ticknor And Fields, 1860. First American edition. 283, 284. 18 x 12. First issue with 16 pps. of adverts dated March 1860. An unsigned elegant binding, raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt, cover border panels in interlocking floral motifs, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. The London and Boston editions were supposed to be issued simultaneously. "Contemporary notices indicate that the London edition was issued prior to the Boston edition, but simultaneous publication may have occurred." [see:BLANCK 7621] Full crimson calf. Aeg. Fine. 2 Vols. $450.00


13A. Houghton, William.

British Fresh-Water Fishes Illustrated With A Coloured Figure Of Each Species Drawn From Nature By A.F. Lydon, And Numerous Engravings.

London: William Mackenzie, 1879. First edition. 204 pages. Folio, 36.7 x 27 cm. illustrated with 41 fine chromoxylographed plates of fish engraved by Benjamin Fawcett after drawings by A.F. Lydon, and numerous steel-engraved plates of angling locales. Houghton, a Shropshire clergyman, aimed his book at the fisherman rather than the naturalist, and the text (of which there is, unusually, plenty) gives information about recognition, feeding and breeding habits, habitat, bait and so on. BUCHANAN, NATURE INTO ART. 168. Alexander Francis Lydon's plates, which were printed by Benjamin Fawcett, show each fish in what is meant to be its natural habitat. For this work, Houghton studied the specimens in the collection of the British Museum. British Fresh-Water Fishes is notable for its incorporation of the naturalistic backgrounds of the fish habitats. Index. Light brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt with backstrip also similarly detailed. Near Fine. 2 Vols. $995.00


14. Hubbard, Elbert.

A Message To Garcia.

East Aurora: The Roycrofters, 1899. First Roycrofter. 11 pages. 22 x 15 cm. Limited editions, copy 241 of 1000 signed by Hubbard. Printed in red and black. Silk moire endpapers. Interior clean, wear to front cover fore-edge at lower portion with some slight loss. Brown suede covers with brown leather label printed in gilt. Very good. Suede. $125.00


15. _____.

Thomas Jefferson And an Address by John J. Lentz Being two attempts to help perpetuate the influence of the Great American.

East Aurora: The Roycrofters, 1906. 105 pages, 21.5 x 13 cm. Sharp copy printed in red and black. frontispiece portrait of Jefferson. Yellow silk moire endpapers. Owner inscription dated 1906. Brown suede covers lettered in gilt. Yapp edges. Teg. Near fine. Suede. $95.00


16. Huxley, Aldous.

The World Of Light A Comedy In Three Acts.

London: Chatto and Windus, 1931. First edition. 104 pages. 21 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 103 of 160 signed by Huxley. Sharp, bright copy, bookseller label of Philip P. Duschnes. Quarter brown cloth lettered in gilt and decorated blue boards. Teg. Near fine. $350.00


17. Isherwood. Christopher.

Goodbye To Berlin.

London: The Hogarth Press, 1939. First edition. 317 pages. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. This is perhaps his most famous literary work. His writing juxtaposes the rise of National Socialism and the squalor of a city where poverty and violence were rampant, with the superficial hedonism of the last dregs of the post-Weimar era. Clean copy, tiny bookplate (EHK) front cover pastedown. Orig. beige cloth, spine lettered in red and lightly faded. Very good. $425.00


18. Leighton, Clare (Illustrator).

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

New York: Random House, 1931. First edition. 325 pages. 27 x 21 cm. Limited edition, copy 137 of 450 printed at the Lakeside Press and signed by Leighton on the colophon page. Illustrated with twelve wood engravings by Leighton. Wide text margins, rubbing to extremities, interior contents clean. Spine head worn, decorated and lettered in gilt. The story became well known for the successful romantic film adaptation starring Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon. Orig. dark brown cloth, spine faded. Top edge gilded. Very good. $395.00


19. Lilford, Thomas Littleton Powys (4th Baron).

Coloured Figures Of The Birds Of The British Isles.

London: R.H. Porter, 1891-1897. Second edition. 25.5 x 18 cm. All plates printed recto or verso only. The first edition was originally issued in parts beginning in October 1885 and ran through January 1898; the second edition, issued in 36 parts, began in 1891. By issue 28, the two editions were appearing simultaneously. Most parts of the second edition are the same as the first, except parts 7-17, which were reprinted with some changes, including the plates for eight birds. The first edition was limited to 550 copies, the second to 450. Chromolithography was at the apex of its development when Thorburn received this, his first major, commission. While Thorburn's plates are printed in color, many of Keuleman's plates continued to be colored by hand. List of subscribers, photogravure portrait frontispiece, 421 chromolothographed or hand-coloured lithographed plates, mainly after Archibald Thorburn and J. G. Keulemans, COPENHAGEN./ANKER. 308. FINE BIRD BOOKS. 9. McGILL/WOOD. 436. MULLINS & SWANN 354. NISSEN IVB 563. Some scattered foxing, mostly marginal. Rubbing to extremities. Raised bands, spine panels lettered in gilt. Three quarter brown morocco, marbled endpapers and matching marbled endpapers. 7 Vols. Very good. $3,200.00


20. Maison, Karl E.

Honore Daumier Catalogue Raisonne of The Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings. Greenwich:

New York Graphic Society, 1968. First edition. 446 & 619 pages. 28.5 x 22.5 cm. 208 plates in Vol.I, and 325 plates in Vol.II. Concordance. List of Owners. Errata slip. Limited edition, copy B70 of 800 American copies of a total edition of 1500. FREITAG 2084. Excellent copy, almost as new with backstrips in navy and red, lettered in gilt. Orig. navy cloth. Fine in near fine slipcase with printed paper spine label. Teg. 2 vols.. $525.00


21 Malton, James.

An Essay On British Cottage Architecture: Being An Attempt to perpetuate to perpetuate on Principle, that peculiar mode of Building, which was originally the effect of Chance.

London: Hookham and Carpenter et al, 1798. First edition. 27 pages in text. 33 x 27 c m. Twenty-one sepia engraved aquatint plates illustrate fourteen designs for rustic retreats, some showing variations of window treatment and surface finishes with the same basic form. MILLARD 42. "Malton had succumbed, deeply, to the influence of Uvalde Price....he was unwilling to accept Dr. Johnson's definition of the cottage as `a mean habitation,' regarding it rather a a hallowed sanctuary......a symbol of a particularly British tradition, to be upheld and preserved at all costs." Malton also made a plea, surprisingly early for preservation, noting, unless protected they will exist "no where but on the canvas of the painter." His designs set the image of the picturesque dwelling that was to survive as the popular ideal in England for a hundred years or more. ABBEY LIFE 34. ARCHER 197.1 "Malton presented this series of 14 designs "to those Nobleman and Gentlemen of taste." COLTON p.535. "These two book [this title and a Collection of Designs for Rural Retreats] establish Malton as a pioneer of the cottage orne." Minor spotting, dampstain to bottom lower corner of most plates are marginal not affecting images, some marginal toning to plates, contemporary owner inscription on half-title dated 1800. Modern quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. Very good. $2,400.00


22. Moser, Barry & Lewis Carrrol.

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland.

Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1982. 146 pages. 35 x 22 cm. Illustrated by Barry Moser in color and black and white. Published by the Pennroyal Press. Preface and Notes by James R. Kincaid. Text edited by Selywn H. Goodacre. Text printed in colors -- blue and red. Signed by Moser on the title page. Orig. two-toned quarter red clot and mauve boards and marbled endpapers. Fine in fine illustrated dust wrapper. $350.00


23. Moser, Barry (Illustrator).

Spirit of the River by Russell Banks.

Las Vegas: Rainmaker Editions, 2002. First edition. 53 pages. 24 x 16.2 cm. Limited edition, copy 29 of 399 signed by Banks and Moser. With three illustrations printed from the original blocks and designed and engraved by Barry Moser. Paper is Magnani, manufactured by Cartiere Enrico Magnani in Pescia, Italy. Bright, very fresh copy. Orig. tan cloth front cover and spine labels in black and red. Fine in fine slipcase. $575.00


24. Mourlot, Fernand & Francis Ponge.

Braque Lithographe.

Monte Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1963. First edition. 9 pages in text. 146 numbered plates, color lithographs with dimensions and descriptive text, plus original lithograph [frontispiece]. Limited edition, copy 3468 of 4125. Preface by Francis Ponge with catalogue notes by Fernand Mourlot, and printed by him. Text in French. Fresh, very bright copy. Orig. illustrated stiff wrappers. Fine in original glassine overwrapper, latter nicked with slight loss at backstrip head and foot in very good brown slipcase. $450.00


25. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus & Balthus.

Cosi Fan Tutte.

New York: Limited Editions Club, 2001. 52 pages. 48 x 46 cm. Limited edition, copy 36 of 300 signed by Balthus. Six multicolor woodcuts by Balthus cut and editioned by Keiji Shinohara. the opera, conducted by Hans Rosbaud, is included on three CDs inserted into the box. Cosi Fan Tutti, first performed on 26 January 1790 at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria. The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte who also wrote Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni. Laid-in a birthday Als from Canada dated 2003 commending Wolfensohn (World Bank President) for his cello artistry. His greatest love was the arts. Mr. Wolfensohn grew up loving symphonies and participating in operettas at school. Later in life, he learned to play the cello from world-renowned cellist Jacqueline Du Pre, and performed at Carnegie Hall on his 50th, 60th and 70th birthdays, including performances alongside YoYo Ma and Bono. LEC Letter no.591 also laid-in. Deep peacock green silk with gilt-lettered cover label; suede-lined clamshell box with spine label. Fine. $1,725.00


26. Price, Charles Matlock.

Poster Design A Critical Study of the Development of the Poster in Continental Europe, England and America.

New York: George W. Bricka, 1922. New and Enlarged Edition. 370 pages. 27 x 20 cm. Sixty-five color reproductions and 150 monotone illustrations: all are tipped-in, printed recto only. First edition, 1912, with this, the preferred edition containing a plethora of posters from World War I when the medium achieved perhaps its greatest flowering. Frank Brangwyn dropped all other work and devoted all his time to making war posters. Index. Hinges reinforced. The List of Artists illustrated represents the most notable working in the period. Orig. maroon cloth, front cover paper label. Very good. $950.00


27. Ranlett, William H.

The Architect, A Series of Original Designs, For Domestic and Ornamental Cottages and Villas Connected With Landscape Gardening, Adapted To The United States Illustrated By Drawings of Ground Plots, Plans, Perspective Views, Elevations, Sections and Details.

New York: William H. Graham , 1847-1851. First edition. Folio, 37" x 28 cm. Sets of both volumes are rare. HITCHCOCK 971. Notes scattered holdings of Volumes I and II, but no complete holdings for the set. Sixty ochre tinted lithographs. Index. Renderings of house designs, lithographs executed on stone, tinted with yellow ochre; and with plates in black and white depicting floor plans, elevations, interior and exterior details, ground plots, fences -- many drawings to scale. KARPEL B227. "Ranlett's designs typify the mid-nineteenth-century approach to categorized eclecticism. He presents `twenty-one original designs...exemplifying twelve different styles of architecture,' including English, Anglo-Italian, Anglo-Grecian, Grecian,Gothic, Tudor, Egyptian." SABIN 67893. Volume I rebacked in red cloth spine and original gray/green decorated boards with interior contents generally clean. Volume II contains designs no. 22 to 53, also with generally clean contents. Both volumes rebacked with renewed endapers. The publishing history is complex with indication that the two volumes may have been initially printed in parts. Vol. 1 wear to corners, Vol. II rebacked in black cloth with gilt front cover design replicated on vol. 1. cover but not colored. Very good. 2 Vols. $950.00


28. Ray, John.

A Collection Of English Words Not Generally Used; with their Significations and Original, in two Alphabetical Catalogues, The One of such as are proper to the Northern, the other to the Southern Counties, With Catalogues of English Birds and Fishes: An an Account of the preparing and refining such Metals and Minerals as are gotten in England.

London: H. Bruges, 1674. First edition. 15.5 x 10 cm. A4, B8-K8-L2 (without the first and final blanks). Title page printed in red and black. First edition, this issue with comma after "Ray" but not "words" of the title page, without continuous test despite irregular pagination. The "Country Words" portion of the volume notable for the etymological explanations many resting in French and Latin. W.W. Skeat in his introduction to the 1874 edition of Ray's work noted: "It may be very safely be said that on the whole, Ray's is the most important book ever published on the subjects of English dialects with the sole exception of such publications as belong to the present century." Ray was the first person to produce a biological definition of species, in his 1686 History of Plants. His classification of plants in his Historia Plantarum, was an important step towards modern taxonomy. ESTC R5328. A few marginal pencil notations, text generally clean, rubbing to extremities and surfaces. Later half sheep and marbled boards. Very good. $1,000.00


29. Sardi, Pietro.

Corno Dogale Della Architettura Militare Di Pietro Sardi Romano Dedicato e consecrato Al Serenissmo Principe Di Venetia.

Venice: Giunta, 1639. First edition. 24, 220 pages. 29 x 20 cm. Half title, engraved title page with portrait of the author at foot. Woodcut initials, head and tail pieces, engraved illustrations, some double-paged. and eight double-page or folding etched plates outside the collation and 38 illustrations in text of which eight are double-page. This work was dedicated to Francisco Erizzo, Doge and 'Serenissimo Principe' of Venice. Although standard bibliographies note this as a First Edition. In truth it is the second, entirely revised and enlarged edition published in 1618 with the title "Corona Imperiale della Architettura Militare." Considered one of the earliest and most famous early works on the science of military fortifications. Translated into German in 1623. The present second Italian edition is divided into seven books, the first two cover fortification theory and practice. The third book deals with new fortification developments practiced by the Dutch. Following books are short treatises on Roman military camping and discipline, composition of squadrons, military mathematics, et al. Some minor staining and toning, generally clean copy. Stamp of a German military school on the eight plates. as well as the title verso and half title which bears an earlier ink ownership of a Jesuit college. Small repair at half title foot. Full old vellum with some minor spotting in very solid binding. Edges sprinkled. Very good. $2,100.00


30. Shakespeare, William [Sidney Lee, Editor].

Venus And Adonis, Passionate Pilgrim, Lucrece, Sonnets, Pericles Being reproductions in facsimile of the first editions, dating respectively as per the above titles: 1593, 1594, 1609, 1609, 1599 from the unique copy in the Malone collection in the Bodleian library and the Christie Miller Library in Britwell.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1905. Uniformly 26 x 21 cm. Limited edition, copy 118 of 1000 signed by Sidney Lee in the Venus And Adonis volume. Pagination's respectively reflect Lee's Introduction and Bibliography as per titles noted: 75, 57, 55, 71, 48 with 6 page list of Subscribers. The collotype facsimile leaves of the first editions "which found no place in the first folio" [JAGGARD] of the original Shakespeare text appear following the pagination's noted previously. With half-titles, all five volumes the provenance of William Andrews Clark, Jr. together with his red leather gilt decorated and lettered bookplates on the inside front covers. The Library at UCLA bears his name. Lacks original ties, endpapers toned, but all covers are bright and clean. Orig. full vellum, gilt front cover panel with arabesques at the corners. Very good. 5 vols. $1795.00


31. Thackeray, William Makepeace.

The Book Of Snobs.

London: Punch Office, 1848. First edition. 180 pages. 18 x 12 cm. His satirical taxonomy of snobs in an elegant binding by Orrock & Sons of Edinburgh -- raised bands, spine panels richly gilt in arabesques, inner dentelles, front and back covers with gilt paneling, marbled endpapers. VAN DUZER 16. "Sixty-five small woodcuts (by Thackeray). A few minimal text spots. Full maroon morocco. Fine in very good lined half brown and marbled board pull-off case. $600.00


32. Twain, Mark.

Punch, Brothers, Punch! And Other Sketches.

New York: Sloate, Woodman & Co., (1878). First edition. 140 pages. 15.5 x 11.5 cm. First state of the first edition, with binding number 1 [BAL 3378]. Final leaf with Twain's "Certificate, with verso carrying his "Mark Twain Patent Scrap-Books." Interior contents clean and fresh, blue endpapers, nicks to backstrip extremities and corners. Orig. decorated green cloth, backstrip gilt lettering bright. Very good. $450.00


33. Thevenot, Jean De.

Relation D'un Voyage Fait Au Levant.

Paris: Chez Louis Bilaine, 1664. First edition. 576 pages. 24 x 18 cm. First issue, with imprint date altered from M.DC.LXIII. to M. DC. LXIIII, last digit added, engraved portrait of Thevenot by Etienne Picart after P. Chauveau. Thevenot began his travels in the Levant in 1655, returning to Paris in 1659 to prepare this first part for publication, which describes Constantinople, the Aegean Archipelago, Asia Minor and Egypt. The second and third parts (which describe his travels after 1663 as far as India) were published posthumously in 1674 and 1684. He also was one of the European travelers to include a story about the origins of the medieval Arabic document, the Achtiname of Muhammad, which claims that the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, had personally confirmed a grant of protection and other privileges to the monks of Saint Catherine's Monastery in Egypt. BLACKMER. 1650; ROHRICHT. 1104, TOBLER. p.106. Some unevenly toned text, a few small occasional worm holes in margins, manuscript ownership annotations front free endpaper and title page. Raised bands, spine label lettered in gilt. Very good. Contemporary mottled calf, Very good. $1,450.00

34. [Turner, Austin A. ]

Villas On The Hudson.

New York: Appleton & Company, 1860. First edition. Oblong folio,. Unpaginated. 34 x 48.5 cm. Preface leaf, contents leaf and 31 photolithographic plates, lightly tinted, apparently by stencil, framed and titled in gold and 20 lithograph floor plans. This is the first major work executed with photolithogrpahic plates in the United States. The success of photolithography was highly unpredictable, but this was one of the more successful experiments in comparison to Pouncy’s Dorsetshire photographically illustrated (London & Dorchester, 1857) where the plates were more heavily retouched by hand. (TRUTHFUL LENS 171 & 132). Plates present plans and brown and green stencil tinted views of thirty large villas, each identified as to place, owner and architect. Includes the work of architects Gervaise Wheeler, J. W. Martens, T. R. Jackson, Detlef Lienau, J. E. Burke, A. J. Davis, T. W. Wall, L. A. Gouch and H. Engebert. Most of the houses were photographed just after completion and before planting; some in nouveau riche splendor. HITCHCOCK 1275. REESE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN COLOR PLATE BOOKS. No. 62. Rebacked, binding tight, plates clean, toning to some plans mostly in the rear at lower margins. Orig. brown cloth front cover lettered in gilt. Very good. $4,500.00


35. 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


36. Wright, Thomas.

The Life Of Sir Richard Burton.

London: Everett & Co., 1906. First edition. 291, 291, xxv [Appendix & Index]. 22 x15 cm. Sixty one full page photographs (plates & maps). The first lengthy biography of Burton after the sanitized life written by Burton's widow in 1894. Wright had access to extensive and previously unpublished correspondence between the Burtons, plus the ability to personally interview many who had known Burton. Book label of John G. Kidd & Son, Cincinnati. Clean, fresh set, raised bands. gilt arabesques in panels and maroon spine title in gilt. Spine evenly faded. Three quarter navy calf and marbled boards. Teg. Near fine. 2 Vols. $350.00