Recent Acquisitions

Book Arts, Design, Literature

W. Blake, J.F. Cooper, C. Darrow, R.W. Emerson, E. Gill, H. Fielding, D. Jones, N. Hawthorne, B. Rogers, W. Shakespeare

1. [ONE OF 50] Blake, William. 
Visions of the Daughters of Albion
Edmonton: William Muir, 1884. Eleven leaves printed recto only. 28.5 x 22.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 50. Eleven hand colored plates etched in relief with text printed in gold on Hodgkinson wove paper, reprint of the 1793 edition. Contains a short and early example of his prophetic books, and a sequel of sorts to "The Book of Thel". BENTLEY 249C. Recased in modern gray cloth front cover lettered in gilt with marbled endpapers. Fine. $3,750.00

2. Boaden, James; Burney, Fanny; Cibber, Colley; Woffington, Peg; Fitzgerald, Percy; Gronow, Captain; Molloy, J. Fitzgerald; Montague, Mary Wortley; Goldsmith, Oliver; Walpole, B.C
Days Of The Dandies. 
London: Grolier Society, Nd. Edition Definitive. 23 x 15.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 5 of 50 for L. Dean Holder and noted as "Edition Definitive" (Printed for the members of the Union Club Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. 1902). Bookplates of Virginia Hawley Holden descendent of the Harriet Beecher Stow family. A series of entertaining biographies for the literary tastes of the time. Frontispieces hand-colored colored with captioned tissue guards in each volume. Wide text margins, interior clean, fresh and perhaps never read. Raised bands decorated in gilt, floral designs surrounded by lacy arabesques. Three quarter brown morocco, marbled boards and matching endpapers. Teg. Fine. 15 Vols. $3,500.00

3. Boston. The Copley Society. 
The Copley Society of Boston Exhibition of Things That Loom in the Spring - Ha-Ha! 
Boston: Copley Society, 1902. First edition. 82 pages. 20 x 15.5 cm. Exhibition April 1st to April 12th, 1902. The purported title page states: "Annotated Catalog. A Little Nonsense Now And Then Is Relished By The Best Men. Being Artists Impressions of the Works of certain other Artists which have bee publicly shown in this Town from Time to Time. Humor of its day printed on tan stock in surprisingly clean condition with a few nicks to front cover. Orig. tan stitched stiff wrappers. Near fine. $95.00

4. Bridges, Robert. 
The Growth of Love. 
Oxford: Daniel Press, 1890. Second edition. 79 pages. 22 x 17.5 cm. Limited edition one of 100 copies, the first book of the Daniel Press to be printed in black letter in Dr. Fall's type. and the only second edition ever printed by the Press. By profession Bridges was a medical doctor. He befriended Richard Manly Hopkins and arranged Hopkins' posthumous publications. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1913, the only medical graduate to have held the office. Armorial bookplate of Henry William Poor. The colophon contains the ownership penned name of Ronald Lane Latimer, The Alcestis Press. The latter maintained a long friendship with Wallace Stevens. William Henry Poor was a leading American businessmen: banker, stock broker and author. Benjamin Franklin, great great uncle of Mr. Poor on his mother's side. MADAN No. 20. Light finger soiling. Three quarter vellum, marble boards and endpapers. Teg. Very good. $850.00

5. Cooper, James Fenimore. 
The Works Of James Fenimore Cooper With Introductions by Paul Leicester Ford * Edward Everett Hale * Capt. Alfred T. Mahan USN (retired).
New York: Appleton & Co, 1901. Mohican Edition. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 250, this Star copy made for Arthur Amory (Arthur Amory Houghton, Sr. ?) as noted on the title page. Decorative series titles printed in red and black with pale yellow background, plus regular titles printed on japanned paper in colors with gold highlights. Each volume with hand-colored engraved frontispiece, other plates after the original illustrations by F.O.C. Darley protected with tissue guards. Spine panels with raised bands decorated in Art Nouveau floral motifs, edges uncut. Interior contents fresh and clean. OCLC: 941798520. Orig. three quarter dark brown morocco, spines evenly faded to brown, marbled boards and matching endpapers. Teg. Near fine. 32 Vols. $3,250.00

6. Darrow, Clarence S. 
Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co, 1904. Second edition. 277 pages. 19.5 x 13.5 cm. Signed presentation copy. "In remembrance of my one night stand in Yoho Valley" from Clarence S. Darrow to my friends JW Barker/Gladys Barker. Yoho Valley situated in British Columbia, Canada. In a later biography Darrow confesses that the misery of lives he touched made him wish he were never born. This work written in mid life reflects on his rural upbringing and childhood in Ohio with Darrow's inimitable and incisive humor. Two pages of reviews of this title at rear. Laid-in, a portrait of Darrow and commentary on his early life. Clean, bright copy. Orig. green pictorial front cover lettered in gilt. Teg. Very good. $1,400.00

7. Dupont-Auberville.
Auguste. Art Industriel: L'Ornement Des Tissus: Recueil Historique et Pratique, Avec Des Notes Explicatives et Une Introduction Generale. 
Paris: Ducher et Cie, 1877. (iv), 37 [4] pages. Folio, 39 x 28 cm. 100 chromolithograph plates together with descriptive letterpress. This work, similar to Racinet's "Ornament Polychrome," provides a visual historic to design from Egyptian to the 18th century, with the last section on Chinese, Persian and Arab art. The author, a collector of fabrics served as the basis for illustrations herein. His collection exhibited at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in 1880 with a portion offered for sale at the Hotel Drouot in 1885. Those familiar with Owen Jones' "Grammar of Ornament" will see a host of similar chromolithograph design examples here. Ex-library, bookplate of the Museum of Fine Art Boston with withdrawn stamp. Interior contents fresh, bright and clean with no or imperfections. Covers worn at extremities and spine ends, binding tight. Three quarter brown morocco and brown boards. Teg. Very good. $1,350.00

8. Emerson, Ralph Waldo. 
Munich: Bremer Presse, 1929. Printed for Random House. 86 pages. 29 x 19.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 16 of 250 printed by hand on Zanders hand-made paper, title and initials designed by Anna Simons. Title page printed in red and black as are initial letters. Interior contents very fresh, clean and bright. Orig. cream vellum spine lettered in gilt and marbled boards. Fine in near fine red cloth dust wrapper in matching slightly worn slipcase. $550.00

9. Fielding, Henry. 
The Works Of Henry Fielding, Esq; Comprising his Novels, Plays, Poems And Miscellaneous Writings Complete and Unabridged With an Essay on the Life, Genius and Achievement of the Author by William Ernest Henley & illustrated with Reproductions of Rare Contemporary Drawings and Portraits.
New York: Croscup & Sterling, 1902. 22 x 14,5 cm. Limited edition, copy 307 of 1000 of the Edition De Luxe. Interior contents fresh and clean and perhaps never read. Bookplates of Virginia Hawley Holden, a descendent of the Harriet Beecher Stow family. Chips and scuffs to spine paper labels, all bindings tight and firm. Orig. publisher red cloth, spine paper labels. Teg. Very good. 16 vols. $695.00

10. Gerbault, Henry. 
Boum, Voila! Album Inedit En Couleurs Preface by Sully Prudhomme.
Paris: H. Simonis Empis, 1900. First edition. 3 text pages. Folio, 46 x 27.5 cm. 25 leaves printed recto only -- color engraved satiric plates, with text in French, some polite risqué nudity contemporary of the period. The author, water color painter, and poster artist was a nephew of Sully Prodhomme. His illustrations also appeared magazines: La Vie Parisienne, Fantasio, Le Rire, L'Art et la Mode and La Vie Moderne. Clean, fresh copy with plates bright. Three quarter maroon morocco and matching cloth, marbled endpapers. Fine. $475.00

11. Gill, Eric (Illustrator). 
Canticum Canticorum Salomonis Quod Hebraice Dicitur SIR HASIRIM. 
Weimar: Count Harry Kessler at the Cranach Press, 1931. First edition. 31 pages, 26 x 13.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 180 of 200 designed by Count Harry Kessler: printed in red and black in Jenson Antiqua on hand-made Maillol Kessler paper with watermark of the Cranach Press. 11 wood engraved illustrations (seven are full page) and 18 initials by Eric Gill. Laid-in, "Former Publications Of The Cranach Press." which lists three tittles -- The Ecologues of Virgil, Hamlet & The Duinese Elegies. An almost as new copy save for a few small toned fore-edge spots. THE ARTIST AND THE BOOK. 121. EVAN GILL 284. Quarter vellum and gilt lettered tan parchment boards. Fine in fine plain wrapper in matching fine board slipcase. $4,800.00

12. Godine, David R.
Lyric Verse A Printer's Choice Compiled and printed by David R. Godine.
Lunenburg: Stinehour Press, 1966. First edition. 75 pages. 25 x 16.5 cm. One of 500 copies bound by the Harcourt Bindery. A signed presentation copy "For Judge and Mrs. Lune, With all my fond wishes, affection & respects," dated Jan. 69. Written as a result of a Senior Fellowship granted Godine by Dartmouth College. Orig. beige linen spine and marbled boards. Fine. $175.00

13. Graves, Robert. 
Welshman's Hose. 
London: The Fleuron, 1925. First edition. 61 pages. 20.5 x 15.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 525 with wood engravings by Paul Nash. This collection of poetry written very early in his long career. A fresh, very bright copy. Orig. decorated boards, black cloth spine. Fine. $215.00

14. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. 
The Complete Works Of Nathaniel Hawthorne With Introductory Notes By George Parsons Lathrop And Illustrated With Etchings by Blum, Church, Dielman, Gifford, Shirlaw and Turner.
Boston And New York: Houghton, Mifflin And Company, 1888-1889. 19 x 13 cm. The Riverside Edition, interior contents very clean and fresh. Bookplates of Virginia Hawley Holden, a descendent of the Harriet Beecher Stow family. Raised bands, spine panels lettered in gilt, some rubbing to extremities and spine panels, binding firm and tight. Three quarter brown calf, marbled boards. matching marbled endpapers with marbled edges. Very good. 13 Vols. $675.00

15. Jones, David [Illustrator]. 
The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 
Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929. 37 pages. Folio, 33 x 26 cm. Limited edition, copy 55 of 60 signed by Jones, containing a set of the engravings in final state. Ten copper plate engravings by David. Jones. Limited edition, copy 95 of 400. Jones, a friend and contemporary of Eric Gill converted to Roman Catholicism, the two spending three years (1924-1927) at Gill's home in southern Wales after both worked together at the Guild of St. Joseph and St. Dominic in Ditchling, Sussex. THE ARTIST AND THE BOOK 136. "Jones usually favored wood, rather than copper engravings......He also designed the device of the Golden Cockerel Press." Wide text margins, interior contents very fresh and clean, covers dusty. Orig. beige cloth backstrip lettered in gilt. Teg. Very good. $5,800.00

16. Macleod, Fiona. 
Deirdre And The Sons Of Usna. 
Portland: Thomas Mosher, 1903. [xii] 103 pages. 18 x 10 cm. Limited edition, copy 20 of 100 on Japanese vellum. Title page printed in red and black. Bright, fresh copy. Orig. stiff printed vellum wrappers, yapp edges. Fine. $125.00

16A. Picasso, Pablo
Carnet Picasso Paris, 1900 Con una introducion de Rosa M. Subirana Conservadora Tecnica del Museo Picasso de Barcelona.
Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gill, 1972. First edition. 87 pages, English text, 61 pages, Spanish text: 13 x 20 cm, Limited edition, copy 561 of 1000. The tiny Notebook 10.5 x 5 cm. of Picasso's drawings are in facsimile, containing 46 sheets: drawings and notes from Picasso's stay in Paris in 1900, and reproduced in collotype and pochoir by Daniel Jacomet. Text and drawings encased in light green box with black paper cover label. Text in stiff white wrappers. Jacqueline Picasso, Los Editores. All three parts in fine condition. $795.00

17. Riopelle, Jean-Paul
[Paris. Derriere Le Miroir]. 
Derriere Le Miroir. No. 208, February 1974. Paris: Maeght, 1974. First edition. 30 pages. Folio, 38 x 29 cm. Commentary by Jacques Dupin in French. 18 color lithographs by Riopelle, many are fold-outs. Front cover dusty, interior text and images fresh and clean. Orig. illustrated stiff wrappers. Very good. $250.00

18. Rogers, Bruce (Designer). 
Tuscan Songs Collected Translated and Illustrated by Francesca Alexander.
Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1897. First edition. 58 pages in text. Folio, 36.5 x 28 cm. Limited edition, copy 6 of 50 designed by Bruce Rogers, printed on Japan vellum: the first work produced by Rogers for the Riverside Press. One hundred and eight photogravures from the original designs. Lettered tissue guards, title printed in red and black with English and Italian text. Alexander met John Ruskin through a family friend; impressed by her spirituality he purchased her manuscripts, and in 1885 published her work, Roadside Songs. After Ruskin's death she published this work. Interior contents very fresh, clean and bright. Covers mottled with stains. WARDE & HASS 6. Orig. full vellum in fleur de Lys gilt designs. Aeg, Very good. $1,250.00

19. Sexton, R.W. (Editor). 
American Public Buildings of Today City Halls-Court Houses-Municipal Buildings-Fire Stations-Libraries-Museums-Park Buildings.
New York: Architectural Book Publishing, 1931. First edition. 209 pages. 33 x 24.5 cm. Foreword by William Adams Delano. Profusely illustrated with photographs -- drawings, plans to scale, renderings, interiors for public properties across the United States. Interior clean and bright. Ownership signature on title page. Orig. cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Very good. $90.00

20. Shakespeare, William. 
Hamlet Prince of Denmark A new bibliophile edition printed on sheets of pure linen paper with the Spanish version and with illustrations in colour by Anthony Salo.
Barcelona: Reinhold Wetzig, 1930. 103 pages (English) & 85 pages (Spanish). Folio, 34 x 26 cm. Limited edition, copy 2 of 40 -- ["OCLC: No. 17 of an edition of 40 copies on linen paper. Printed on one side of the leaf only"] -- Color engraved borders in a variety of design motifs house the text. Each Act with an engraved border, the initial letter "A" in gilt. The verso of each page carries a color portrait in orange. Each of the 40 copies is notarized by Antonio Arenas with his stamp on the title page and on a separate laid-in, 17 x 12.5 cm., four page, two color stiff paper announcement. Front cover and spine decorated in gilt in a variety of colors with gilt vertical cover panels. Covers a touch dusty. Orig. gilt decorated vellum. Teg. Near fine. $3,950.00

21. Steinlen, Theophile. 
Twenty-One Color Lithograph Magazine Covers for Gil Blas. 
Paris: Gil Blas, ca 1897. Steinlen's illustrations, 25.5 x 22.5 cm. All are covers for "Gil Blas" the popular French journal for which Steinlen produced a host of illustrations. All the issues were cut to remove the top portion noting the publisher and the lead title, the latter cut and pasted below the illustration. One cover presents Steinlen's noted love and enthusiastic illustrations of cats. The issue title by Alphonse Allais (journalist and humorist) translates, "Against Dogs." All the magazine covers matted to stiff dark green stock. Some of the covers have a hook at rear for hanging. Slight creasing to a few covers. A unique archive of Steinlen's efforts for Gil Blas. Illustrated stiff wrappers. Very good. $495.00

22. Wolfe, Thomas. 
A Note On Experts: Dexter Vespasian Joiner. 
New York: House Of Books, Ltd, 1939. First edition. Unpaginated. 19.5 x 13 cm. Limited edition, copy 72 of 300. This manuscript fragment found by the executor of his Estate had never been published, and deemed of sufficient importance to be published at this time. Printed at the Southworth-Anthoensen Press and number five of the Crown Octavos. Orig. dark salmon cloth lettered in gilt. Fine in find original glassine wrapper. $175.00

23. Zahn, Otto. 
On Art Binding A Monograph Illustrated with Multicolor Frontispiece and Half-tone Cuts from Original Designs.
Memphis: S.C. Toof & Company, 1904. First edition.54 pages. 16 x 13 cm. Twelve of his bindings printed in black and white on glossy stock recto only. Zahn was a German born master printer -- all his bindings could be opened to their fullest without the slightest crack. S. C. Toof & Co. is the oldest printing company in the Memphis area and is still in existence in 2008 under the name Toof Commercial Printing Co., with a business address on S Cooper St. in Memphis. Bookplate of John Clyde Oswald. The latter, was an author, president of the National Arts Club, and the editor of The American Printer magazine. Nicks with slight loss at backstrip and fore-edges.Orig. gray printed wrappers. Very good. Stiff Wraps. $135.00