MARCH 2023

Recent Acquisitions

1.  Augusti, Anna.
Tapies Catalogue raisonne: Vols.1-4, 1943-1981.
Paris & Barcelona: Editions Cercle D'Art & Ediciones Poligrafa, 1996. First edition. Square folio: Vol.1. 1943-1960, 545pp, 133 plates in color, and 850 illustrations in black and white. Vol.2. 1961-1968, 512pp, 189 plates in color, and 1027 illustrations in black and white. Vol.3. 1969-1975, 576pp, 233 plates in color and 1303 illustrations in black and white. Vol.4. 1976-1981, 483pp, 193 plates in color and 1144 illustrations in black and white. Chronology by Miquel Tapies. Bibliography and Index in each volume. Vols. 1-3 text in French; Vol. 4 text in English (Editiones Polifgrafa). Color and black and white plates of excellent quality. Orig. illustrated gray cloth. Fine in fine dust wrappers. 4 vols. $695.00

1A. Baum, L. Frank. 
The Wonderful World of Oz. 
West Hatfield: Pennyroyal Press, 1985. 268 pages. 33.5 x 30.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 200 of 350 illustrated and signed by Barry Moser. With an appreciation by Justin G. Shiller, printed by Harold McGrath in Van Dijck type on archival paper with calligraphy by Yvette Rutledge. Sixty three illustrations by Moser. Title page in five color. Shiller notes, "Baum's conscious intention of creating wonder-tales for the modern child continued beyond his great success with 'The Wonderful Wizard.' Yet although he wrote many good fantasies, none ever attained the popularity of his first major work." Also enclosed, two copies of "Forty-Seven Days to Oz.," 23 x 15 cm., unpaginated and printed in 1985. Pennyroyal Checklist 43. Moser chronicles his account his daily thoughts and work in completing his images for the book, also noting 135 preparatory studies were executed in that time period. Some of his drawings for the book pictured herein with dates for each design. Orig. cream boards covers lettered and decorated in gilt and blind. Fine in fine cloth clam shell box. $3,995.00

2. Bausero, Luis. 
Manual Rose. 
Montevideo: Ediciones Lucia Ametrano, 1990. First edition. 181 pages. 31 x 24 cm. One of 700 copies with three original photo lithographs laid-in. Text in Spanish with English translations of Rose's life and critical commentary also in English. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white. List of color plates, all printed on heavy glossy stock. Orig. white lettered in brown. Fine in fine illustrated slipcase. $145.00

3. Beethoven, Ludwig Von. 
The Heiligenstadt Testament. 
Frankfort, Ky: Whipporwill Press, 1982. 14 pages. 6 x 5 cm. Limited edition, copy 35 of 100 in Centaur and Arrighi type on light gray paper, signed by j. Hill Hamon. A communication to his brothers Karl & Johann Beethoven regarding his hearing loss. Orig. brown cloth with front cover paper label. Fine. $95.00

4. Berlioz, Hector. 
Voyage Musical En Allemagne Et Italie Etudes Sur Beethoven, Gluck Et Weber Melanges Et Novelles.
Paris: Jules Labitte, 1844. First Edition. 422, 370 pages. 21.5 x 13 cm. It was this period in his life (1840's) Berlioz spent much of his time making music outside France. He struggled to make money from his concerts in Paris, and learning of the large sums made by promoters from performances of his music in other countries, he resolved to try conducting abroad. His extensive German tour in twelve German cities received enthusiastic receptions. The German public was better disposed than the French to his innovative compositions, and his conducting was seen as highly impressive. He extravagantly praised Beethoven's symphonies, and Gluck's and Weber's operas, and scrupulously refrained from promoting his own compositions. One quire in Vol. I toned, balance of interior clean and bright. Text in French. Three quarter gilt lettered black morocco, marbled boards and marbled endpapers. 2 Vols. Very good. $1,250.00

5. Blackburn, Philip C. & Lionel White (Editors). 
Logical Nonsense The Works Of Lewis Carroll With An Introduction, Biography, 7tes And A Bibliography.
New York: G.P. Putnam, 1934. First edition. 568 pages. 25 x 16.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 45 of 125 copies on Strathmore Permanent rag paper, signed by Lionel White and Philip C. Blackburn in ink. Appendix. Almost pristine copy, mostly unopened, extensively decorated and lettered in gilt. Orig. publisher crimson morocco. Fine. $595.00

6. Bolton, Arthur T.
The Architecture of Robert & James Adam (1758-1794).
London: Country Life, 1922. First edition. Approximately 15" x 12"; 636 illustrations, photographs and drawings to scale. Spiers Index of Drawings in The Soane Collection. Index of Clients' Names. General Index. An important work, magnificently illustrated. COLVIN p31. "...contains a catalogue of the principal works of the drawings in Sir John Soane's Museum and illustrates all the principal works of the brothers Adam." FREITAG 36. Front cover raised bust in gilt. Bookplates front pastedown, ex-library -- spine stickers removed, small ink handstamped number front pastedowns, versos of title pages and bottom edge of one rear blank. Intrerior contents clean, bindings firm, backstrips chipped at extremities. Orig. green cloth. Aeg. Very good. 2 vols. $375.00

7. Boston. Billings Clapp & Co. 
Young Folks' Drawing Books. 
Boston: Bililngs Clapp & Co., ca 1880. 8 leaves. 16 x 12 cm. Large folded advert for Nicol's Sarsaparilla with Iodode Of Lime at rear. A contemporary, perhaps scurrilous attempt to sell medicine to families via a purported children's book. Interior with blank checkerboard spaces opposite a drawing within the squares that a child can copy to the accompanying blank. Front and back covers are chromolithographs. Orig. illustrated wrappers. Near fine. $100.00

8. Brooke, Rupert. 
Hartford: Finlay Brothers (printers), 1925. First edition. 23 pages. 19.5 x 15.5 cm. Copy "A" of 99 "To Aid Britain" and signed R.M.G.P. [Richard Montgomery Gilchrist Potter]. A collection of his fragmentary works, some from his copy of Horace, used by him while at Rugby. "The verses from his copy of Horace, now in my possession, are here first printed." Laid-in what appears to be a post card with a black and white portrait of a soldier in military uniform, dated 1914-1917. Mauve endpapers. Orig. vellum spine lettered in gilt and brown boards. Fine in creased original glassine wrapper. $495.00

9. _____. 
Lithuania A Drama In One Act. 
Chicago: The Chicago Little Theatre, 1915. First edition. 41 (4) pages. 18.5 x 13 cm. The Chicago Theatre was a repertory, and experimental art-theatre producing modern and classical plays, both tragedy and comedy at popular prices. It was located on Michigan Avenue in the Fine Arts Building. The play takes place in rural Lithuania, a impoverished family is visited by a wealthy stranger. Brooke never anticipated seeing his play produced. A few tiny nicks to front cover fore-edge, otherwise, clean fresh cover with interior likewise. Orig. illustrated gray wrappers front cover bordered in brown. Near fine. $300.00

10. _____.
Hartford: Finlay Brothers (printers), 1925. First edition. 23 pages. 19.5 x 15.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 51 of 99. Foreword by R.M.G.P. [Richard Montgomery Gilchrist Potter]. A collection of his fragmentary works, some from his copy of Horace, used by him while at Rugby. "The verses from his copy of Horace, now in my possession, are here first printed." Mauve endpapers. Small bookseller label of Dartmouth Bookstall, Inc. Boston. Spine abraded. Orig. brown boards. Very good. $225.00

11. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. 
Don Quixote de la Mancha Translated by Charles Jarvis.
London: T. M'Lean, 1819. LXXXVIII, 376, VII [1] 403, XVI 370, VIII 440 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Half titles, hand colored frontispiece and 24 hand colored aquatints unsigned, but engraved by Clark. Clark's plates were originally issued separately in a portfolio; Abbey treats them as a separate work which is usually bound with Jarvis's translation. ABBEY LIFE 238. Two volumes with endpapers renewed, text clean, plates bright. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt with arabesques, double gilt border panels. Corner wear. Contemporary full brown calf rebacked, original spines laid-down, some loss head and foot. Very good 4 Vols. $1,500.00

11A. Lassaigne, Jacques.
Marc Chagall The Ceiling of The Paris Opera.
New York: Praeger, 1966. First edition. 83 pages. Six original, color lithographs by Chagall as well as additional illustrations. Produced by Andre Sauret. Charles Sorlier engraved the lithographs and black and white drawings. Fernand Mourlot printed the latter. Photographs by Izis. With the "Final Study" inside the back cover. Orig. illustrated maroon cloth. Fine in near fine dust wrapper. $290.00

12. Clemente, Francesco. 
London: D'Offay, 1981. First edition. 34 x 26 cm. 20 unnumbered pages. . This work is influenced by the traditional art and culture of India, a series of twenty-four gouaches on antique hand-made rag paper, is a collaboration between the artist and young miniaturists from Jaipur and Orissa, who painted the decorative elements. In New York Clemente collaborated with Warhol and Basquiat on a group of works. Orig. illustrated boards. Near fine. $495.00

13. Cooper, James Fenimore. 
The Deerslayer: Or, The First War-Path A Tale. 
Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. First edition. 267, 282 pages. 19 x 11.5 cm. First few leaves nicked at fore-edges. The Deerslayer depicts Natty Bumpo as a young man and is the first in the Leathstocking series, although it was the last to be published. Considered the first major novelist, he came from a Quaker background, one of 12 children. By the time of his death he was noted as America's "national novelist." In the sequels to his first Natty Bumpo, Cooper retreated stylistically from a realistic picture of the frontier in order to portray a more idyllic and romantic wilderness. Marbled endpaper, scattered foxing, binding tight. Signature of Thomas J. Thorne and with his library location free front endpaper. BAL 3895. SPILLER & BLACKBURN. SABIN 16430. Three quarter black roan, spine lettered in gilt and black cloth. Two Vols. in one. Very good. $995.00

14. Cruikshank, George. 
George Cruikshank's Fairy Library. Hop-O'-My-Thumb And The Seven-League Boots * The History of Jack & the Bean Stalk * Cinderella And The Glass Slipper. 
London: George Routledge And Sons, 1865. All are 18 x 14 cm. 30, 32 and 31 pages respectively. All in original green wrappers with advert rear back cover and Cruikshank's fairy tale story of his nephew on verso of front cover. Respectively there are "Drawn and Etched" plates for each as follows: six, six & ten full page printed recto or verso only. Hop-O'My-Thumb lacks small portion of lower back cover at margin. Interior contents clean and fresh. Backstrip wear and some loss to each with Jack An The Beanstalk lacking two centimeters at backstrip foot. Again respectively, COHN 191, 192, & 193. All housed in very good quarter dark green and marbled board slipcase with raised bands and red leather spine label printed in gilt. $895.00

15. Dante Alighieri. 
The Inferno From La Divina Commedia Of Dante Alighieri As Translated By The Reverend Henry Francis Cary And Illustrated With The Seven Engravings of William Blake.
New York: Cheshire House, 1931. 210 pages. Folio, 49 x 31 cm. Limited edition, copy 517 of 1200 copies composed by hand in 22 point Caslon, and in Old Italic printed from the type of Richard Ellis. Title page in red and black, initial letters enlarged and in red, wide text margins. Raised bands, red leather spine label lettered in gilt, front cover lettered and decorated in blind. Full brown calf. Fine in original publisher's, slightly worn, matching slipcase with paper spine label. $875.00

15A. Dezailler D'Argenville, Antoine-Joseph.
La Theorie Et La Pratique Du Jardinage, Ou L'On Traite A Fond Des Beaux Jardins apelles communement Les Jardins De Plaisance Et De Proprete, etc.......
Paris: Jean Mariette, 1713. New Edition. 293 [1] [XII] pages. 25.5 x 19.5 cm. 38 engraved plates by Mariette and C. Lucas after Dezailler and Alexandre Le Blond, including 29 double-page and 9 folding, mostly mounted on guards. Enlarged second edition of the important French treatise on garden design, first published 1709. This edition contains a new preface and six new engravings. the book was originally published under the author's initials alone, and was later also published under the name of its illustrator, Le Blond. BERLIN KAT. 3463. FOWLER 170. "This book, in which the methods of the great Le Notre (1513-1700) were reduced to a system, remains to this day the standard authority on the formal garden. It was written by D'Argenville the elder, under the instructions and supervision of the architect, J.B. Alexandre Le Blond...." HUNT 421. Engraved bookplate, Safstaholm, Bibliothek, contents clean, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, nicks to joints and corners, binding tight. Contemporary full French calf. Very good. $2,300.00

16. Dickens, Charles. [Christmas Books].
A Christmas Carol. –– The Chimes: A Goblin Story. –– The Cricked on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home. –– The Battle of Life. –– The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. 
London: Chapman & Hall, 1899. 144, 155, 160, 154, 172 pages. 15 x 10.5 cm. Half–titles, titles printed in red and black, hand–colored frontispieces and vignette titles. Frontispiece illustrations and extra illustrated title page by F.D. Bedford. Raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt floral motifs, interior very fresh and clean. Contemporary three quarter crimson calf, marbled boards and matching marbled endpapers. Teg. Near fine. 5 Vols. $1,250.00

16A. Dubout (Illustrator).
Knock Ou Le Triomphe De La Medecine by Jules Romains Comedie en Trois Actes.
Paris: Le Editions Du Valois, 1953. 192 pages. 26 x 21 cm, fifty-four colored lithographs (aquarelles) by Dubout, inimitably ribald and Gallic -- physicians, buffoons and cheeky bums. -- the original comedy produced Paris, 1923. Albert Dubout also illustrated Gargantua and Pantagruel, oeuvres of the famous French satirist Rabelais. Limited edition, copy 1002 of 2050. A fresh, bright, and clean copy. Orig. illustrated stiff wrappers. Text in French. Fine in fine portfolio in slightly nicked matching slipcase. $295.00

17. Emerson, Ralph Waldo. 
Chapter One from the essay Nature. 
Frankfort, Ky: Whipporwill Press, 1983. 13 pages. 7.5 x 5.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 32 of 125 in Garamond type, signed by j. Hill Hamon. Orig. beige cloth with front cover paper label. Fine. $90.00

18. Franfort, Ky. Whipporwill Press. 
A Shaggy Dog Story. 
Frankfort, Ky: Whipporwill Press, 1983. 6 pages. 5.5 x 7 cm. Limited edition, copy 33 of 100 in Caslon type, signed by j. Hill Hamon. A story printed during the summer dog days of 1983. Orig. green cloth with front cover paper label. Fine. $90.00

19. Franklin, Benjamin. 
Making Large Sheets Of Paper In The Chinese Manner. 
Frankfort, Ky: Whipporwill Press, 1979. First edition. 7 pages. 7.5 x 5.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 77 of 100 on hand-made paper in Caslon type with linocuts by Bonie Baris. Orig. cream cloth with front cover paper label. Fine. $75.00

19A. Frost, Robert.
North Of Boston.
New York: Henry Holt And Company, 1914. First edition, second issue. 144 pages. 20.5 x 15 cm. Limited edition, one of 150 copies of the scarce second issue of the first edition from British sheets. This, Frost's second book contains a poem, "Good Hours,' not listed in the Table of Contents which follows "The Wood Pile," and was not published in the first edition. CRAIN A3.1. Clean, fresh copy, p.139 with small chips at fore-edge. Orig. brown cloth spine and drab boards, front cover and spine paper labels, latter nicked at head. Fine in fine brown cloth chemise and matching cloth and quarter brown morocco slipcase with spine lettered in gilt. $2,200.00

20. Gookin, Frederick William.
Japanese Colour-Prints And Their Designers A Lecture Delivered Before The Japan Society Of New York April 19, 1911.
New York: Japan Society, 1913. First edition. 52 pages. 32 x 26 cm, twenty-four plates, all but two are in full-color -- latter are lithographs on mounted vellum stock. An early appreciation and retrospective of the master artists of the Ukiyoe school --Harunobu, Kiyomitsu, Toyonobu, Masanobu, et al .Gookin notes, "They represent a plebeian art which was not a spontaneous upgrowth from the soil, but, so to speak, a down-growth or offshoot from an old and highly developed art of aristocratic lineage. Notable lenders to the exhibit were Samuel Isham, The Estate of Francis Lathrop and Howard Mansfield; indeed,they were the major American collectors at that time. Limited edition, copy 209 of 1000 printed by DeVinne. Clean and very fresh internally, slight bump front cover corners. Orig. thick boards and cloth. Very good. $175.00

21. Inness, George.
Fifty Paintings By George Inness.
New York: Privately Printed, 1913. First edition. 14 pages in text. 26 x 19 cm. Fifty black and white plates. Introduction by Elliott Daingerfield. Beautifully printed on handmade paper, Limited Edition, one of 300, illustrations in photogravure with lettered tissue guards. FREITAG 4564. KARPEL I980. "This book is both an intimate and critical appreciation of Inness... This is the earliest monograph on Inness and is interesting for its quaint blend of memoir and critical analysis." Fresh, clean copy, ding to front cover head at fore-edge. Orig. thick brown boards, maroon cloth spine. Teg. Very good. $200.00

22. James, Henry. 
A Little Tour in France. 
Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1900. 350 pages. 20 x 13 cm., illustrated by Joseph Pennell with more than 60 full page plates. Index. Interior contents fresh and clean. Orig. illustrated cloth front cover decorated in gilt. Fine. $65.00

23. Lamb, Edward Buckton.
Ancient Domestic Architecture, Principally Selected From Original Drawings In The Collection of The Late Sir William Burrell, Bart,. With Some Brief Descriptions On The Application Of Ancient Architecture To The Pictorial Composition of Modern Edifices.
London: John Weale, 1846. First edition. 36 x 28 cm. 30 pages in text, twenty ocher tinted, full-page lithographs. A study of the general character of the domestic architecture of the medieval periods in the collection of Sir William Burrell. Detailed text to each lithograph. UNIVERSAL CATALOGUE OF BOOKS ON ART. Vol.II, p.1086. Scattered, intermittent text and plate foxing, dampstain to lower corner of last few plates not affecting image,and to back cover, extremities rubbed, owner inscription. Orig. half brown cloth and brown morocco rebacked in cloth with portion of the original spine laid-down. Teg. Very good. $250.00

24. New York. No Publisher. 
Bye-a Baby Bunting CHAPBOOK.
New York: Np, ca. 1880. 4 leaves. 11.5 x 7.5 cm. Three chromolithographs and black and white illustrations. Ding, Dong, Three Little Pigs in a variety of colored type, et al. Ads for the National Tribune, Washington, DC newspaper, inside front cover and back cover. Orig. illustrated cover in colors. Near fine. $85.00

25. Rowlandson, Thomas (Illustrator). 
An Academy For Grown Horsemen; Containing The Completest Instructions for Walking, Trotting, Cantering, Galloping, Stumbling, And Tumbling. The Annals Of Horsemanship: Geoffrey Gambado, pseudonym for (William Henry Bunbury). 
London: Vernor, Hood, And Sharpe; Longman, Hurst, Rees, And Orme; J. Walker; And J. Harris, 1809. 140 pages. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Twenty-nine hand colored engravings by Thomas Rowlandson. Not in ABBEY LIFE or TOOLEY. Originally published, London, 1788 with Bunbury's illustrations. He was a contemporary of Gillray and Rowlandson, "a designer of humorous subjects and caricatures.....he obtained the praise of Sir Joshua Reynolds." [see: BRYAN, Vol.I, p.209]. Also listed in the MELLON COLLECTION. Bookplate of Woods Price, marbled endpaper, offsetting of plates to text, otherwise generally clean in very solid binding. Three quarter black morocco, dark purple cloth. Near fine. $550.00

26. Schoolcraft, Henry R. 
Narrative Journal of Travels From Detroit Northwest through the Great Chain of American Lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River In the Year 1820. 
Albany: E. & E. Hosford, 1821. First edition. XIV, [2], [17], 419, [4] pages. 22.5 x 15 cm. With additional engraved vignette title, folding map hand-colored in outline, and 7 engraved plates (one hand-colored), all with tissue guards. First report from the U.S. government-sponsored exploring expedition into the northwest a year after Long's trip to the Rocky Mountains. The expedition was headed by Lewis Cass, governor of the Michigan Territory, and included Schoolcraft as the principal mineralogist. The expedition followed the shorelines of Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Superior (discovering large deposits of copper, lead, and iron ore), and the Wisconsin and upper Mississippi rivers. Schoolcraft's map, one of the earliest detailed maps of the Wisconsin and Minnesota regions, includes hand-coloring of the expedition's path. Schoolcraft got a little mixed up beyond the Falls of St. Anthony for the path of the Mississippi, suggesting that it rose from Lake Winnipeg; in 1832 he determined (for real) that the source of the river was a lake in Minnesota which he named Itasca. HOWES S186; SABIN 77862; WAGNER-CAMP 21a. Book plate of Amos Binney. Generally very clean, minor scattered foxing, new endpapers. Rebacked, quarter brown calf, gilt spine label and marbled boards. Near fine. $1,250.00

27. Troy, New York.
Merriam & Moore. Master Henry's Lesson; The Visitors; And Hay Making CHAPBOOK.
Troy: Merriam & Moore, ca. 1880's. 24 pages. 14.5 x 9 cm. Illustrated with engraved wood-cuts. Back cover advert for The Milner Toys, published by Merriam & Moore. Clean, bright copy. Orig. illustrated yellow wrappers. Near fine. $95.00

Master Henry's Arrival, And The Alarm CHAPBOOK.
Troy: Merriam & Moore, ca. 1880's. 24 pages. 14.5 x 9 cm. Illustrated with engraved wood-cuts. Back cover advert for The Milner Toys, published by Merriam & Moore. Clean, bright copy. Orig. illustrated yellow wrappers. Near fine. $95.00

Master Henry's Rabbit; The Bees' And the Faithful Dog CHAPBOOK.
Troy: Merriam & Moore, ca. 1880's. 24 pages. 14.5 x 9 cm. Illustrated with engraved wood-cuts. Back cover advert for The Milner Toys, published by Merriam & Moore. Clean, bright copy. Orig. illustrated yellow wrappers. Near fine. $95.00

30. Sherman, Frederic Fairchild.
Early American Portraiture.
New York: Privately Printed, 1930. First edition. 65 pages. Approximately seventy-five illustrations. A list of Portraits by Frank Duveneck [105 in total] is also presented. The author notes, "in a modest way with an attempt to critically estimate the artistic work of the various painters discussed." Presentation copy to Katherine L. Atwater of the Yale Art Gallery.". Backstrip extremities chipped. Boards at head and backstrip sllightly faded. Limited edition, one of 250. KARPEL H144. boards with white cloth spine. Very good. $120.00

31. Sitwell, Sacheverell.
The Gothic North A Study of Mediaeval Life, Art, and Thought.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1929. 1st American edition. 450 pages. Illustrations. This copy contains the contents of all three previously published volumes, published in England. There are no textual differences in the two editions. Signed presentation copy "To Paul Bigelow from his friend Sacheverill Sitwell New York 26 January." Corners worn. Orig. gray boards and cloth. Very good. $105.00

32. Whistler, James McNeill.
The Lithographs By Whistler Illustrated By Reproductions In Photogravure And Lithography. Arranged According To The Catalogue By Thomas R. Way With Additional Subjects Not Before Recorded.
New York: Kennedy & Co., 1914. Third edition. [ix-xxiv] 30 pages. 36 x 28 cm. Limited edition, one of 400. 169 plates with three in color. Later state of plates 7,12,13,72,73,128 -- latter not noted in contents but mentioned in the text. Way prepared the stones for the lithographs. He also designed posters for London Underground between 1910 and 1913. Small portion of wrappers lacking lower right corner. Orig. tan wrappers lettered in black. Very good in very good matching tan cloth slipcase complete with cloth ties. $390.00