A trendy gift when presented in June of 1895 to E. M. Lymon by H.B., this wonderful antique anthology of Georgian and Victorian verse remains in remarkably fine condition, its silky fabric covering and elaborate gilding still vivid. Surprisingly, the spine hasn't sunned and the pages are only slightly foxed here and there, mostly at the edges.
In an easy-to-carry 7 1/2 x 5" format, the volume contains a hefty 560 pages...
Almost 100 years ago, a young Englishman - likely a poet, himself - presented "An Anthology of Modern Verse" as a gift. A parting gift, we gather. Tragically (or at least melodramatically), he wrote "Remembrance: I shall remember thee with tears."
The volume, acquired at a major London book fair, is beautifully made, its blue fabric still richly colored and gilded in the early Art Deco manner. The 240 pages are high in fiber content and softly deckle-edged...
Published in 2003 by Harry Abrams, a small hardcover with jacket featuring colored photos/examples of Lalique jewelry and glass. The jacket shows light wear...110pp.
RHYMES FOR THE NURSERY. Jane and Ann Taylor. Circa 1806. Published by Darton, Harvey & Co. London. 16mo. Original boards. Spine chipped. A defective copy lacking preliminary leaves but starting with the Contents page (p. vi) and one leaf of text (p.3/4). Contains the famous poem "THE STAR" ("Twinkle, twinkle, little star") on page 10. There is a six page publisher's catalogue of books bound in at the rear which does not list this volume. A very early edition of a very rare book...
THE TOY SHOP; OR SENTIMENTAL PRECEPTOR, Containing Some Choice Trifles, For The Instruction And Amusement Of Every Little Miss And Master. Paris: Printed For Sallior, Chartre's Street, No. 340, St Honore Quarter., no date (circa 1800). 16mo. Original green boards with partial spine and original gilt-lettered leather label. A rare French imprint with English text of the famous book originally published in 1787 by Elizabeth Newbery in London and believed to have been written by Richard Johnson...
THE BLESSED DAMOZEL & SISTER HELEN. By D(ante). G(abriel). ROSSETTI. New York: Dodge Publishing Company, no date (circa 1920). 16mo. Gilt stamped vellum style boards with original dust jacket. Decorative initials. A very fine copy. "The Little Masterpieces" series.
WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: Or Two Strings To Your Bow. By Maria Edgeworth. With Illustrations From Original Designs. Philadelphia & New York: Appleton, 1850. 16mo. Beautifully patterned covers in color and gilt. With two hand colored illustrations - of which, the frontispiece is detached. Appleton's catalogue of books for children is bound in at the back. Covers worn.
THE ADVENTURES OF RODERICK RANDOM. By Tobias Smollett. Paisley: Printed and Sold by Alex. Weir, near the Crofs, 1774. 12mo. Full leather. 186 pages. Covers are very worn. Some markings in ink. All pages are toned with stains. Rare Scottish imprint and unusual edition.
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. By A. Conan Doyle. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1892). 8vo. Original pictorial cloth. Illustrated with illustrations by Sydney Paget. Note: 5 of the 16 illustrations are missing - namely those which should face pages 80; 122; 172; 196; and 214. General wear to covers and there is a small hole on page 61. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, second issue with "if he had" on page 65, line 4. Sold as is.
THE GOLPHER'S ALPHABET. Illustrations By A.B. Frost. Rhymes By W.G. Van T. Sutphen. Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle, (1967). First edition thus. Pictorial boards with cloth spine lettered in gilt. Printed in red and black & white. A mint copy.
PUSS IN BOOTS. Done In Poster Stamps. New York: United Art Publishing Company, (1915). 24mo. Original pictorial boards. The complete 12 illustrations have each been correctly placed in their proper positions. The cover illustration (which corresponds to the final illustration in the book - see enlargement 3) is defaced otherwise in very good condition
THE GOLDEN GIFT. A Token For All Seasons. Edited by J. M. Fletcher. Nashua, N.H.: J. Buffum, 1848. 32mo. Gilt stamped embossed cloth. All edges gilt. A collection of poems by various poets - including: Longfellow; Wordsworth; Sigourney; Byron; and many others. Lacking front free endpaper. Cloth split at top right spine.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, HARRY. Story and Pictures By Mary Chalmers. New York: Harper & Row, (1977). 12mo. Original pictorial boards in original pictorial dust jacket. One in the series of delightful children's books featuring Harry the kitten. Fully illustrated. FIRST EDITION. In very fine condition.
TRAVELS IN SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA, Compiled From The Most Authentic And Recent Sources. Dublin: J. Jones, 1823. 12mo. Full leather. Woodcuts. Sound copy with some wear to covers. FIRST EDITION. Early Irish imprint for children.
TRAVELS IN SWEDEN, DENMARK, AND NORWAY. Dublin: Bentham & Hardy, 1826. 12mo. Full leather. Illustrated with fine woodcuts. Early Irish travel book for children. Sound internally with some cover wear. FIRST EDITION.
Out of print reference publication about Chinese ceramics and porcelain, from the renowned Collection Baur in Geneva, Switzerland. Published in 1999 by Art Media Resources, first edition. Two volumes with 208 and 255 pages, dust jackets, in slipcase. Showing 342 masterpieces from the Tang to the Qing period. Condition: fine. Dimension: 28.6 cm x 23.2 cm.
Published by Rizzoli in 2001, this oversized coffee table book features many colored photos along with a history of the pearl. In mint condition, a former price is noted in pencil on a free paper. Possibly a first American edition. 223pp.
This is perhaps an unstated first edition published by the Three Sister in 1935. The green silk cover on board has some "sunning" on the spine and there is also a small spot on the back cover. The pages are uncut. A name is inscribed on the free paper in ink and a first edition notation is marked in pencil.740pp.