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    Bed 29 and Other Stories by Maupassant, Guy de

    Folio Society, 1993 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. hardback, 8vo, pictorial beige cloth lettered brown to spine, no wrapper issued, very good in original brown slipcase, b&w illustrations, 221pp.


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    $995.00

    Sprig and Turfy by [Golden Eagle Press] Roesch, Kurt

    Mount Vernon, NY: The Golden Eagle Press, [1938]. Hardcover. Near Fine. Hardcover. Number VI of 108 copies. Signed and numbered by the artist. Includes fifteen plates. There are thirteen original watercolors by the noted artist, Kurt Roesch. The frontispiece and a second hors-text plate are lithographs. This is an overlooked livre d'artiste, published six years before the press printed Orpheus, a book recognized in The Artist and the Book 1860-1960. This work is the whimsical and mysterious story of a boy, Sprig, and his horse Turfy, and their nighttime adventure and transformation. In the colophon, Roesch writes: "This Archetype Edition of Sprig and Turfy is not only the first but unique in the history of the printed book. It is conveniently limited to one hundred and eight copies, each containing original paintings in watercolor over a key plate in black, printed by S.A. Jacobs, The Golden Eagle Press, Mount Vernon, N.Y.". Bound in tan buckram with a gilt device on the front board, cloth ties, in a tri-fold chemise in a slipcase, both also covered in tan buckram. Book in near fine condition. Slipcase and chemise are very good with light wear. Unpaginated. PRI/081111.


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    $187.50

    THE NOTEBOOKS OF MALTE LAURIDS BRIGGE by RILKE, Rainer Maria

    [New York]: Limited Editions Club, (1987). Hardcover. Fine copy with virutally none of the natural imperfections to the vellum normally found with this title. In a Fine slipcase. Lovely edition of this important novel. Large octavo (7-1/2" x 10-1/4") bound in white vellum with gilt lettering. In the definitive translation by Stephen Mitchell. Copy #78 of 800 copies set in monotype didot and printed at Stamperia Valdonega in Verona, Italy, and bound by Recalcati in Milan. Issued unsigned.


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    Pangbourn Church Co Berks [ Pangbourne Berkshire ] by Phillipps, Sir Thomas

    [Middle Hill]: [Middle Hill Press], 185- Single sheet on thin white paper. Light browning and some spotting. Holzenberg 149. Anastatic printing of a crudely drawn image of the church.. Disbound. Good.


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    THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments by BURTON, Sir Richard [translator]

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1934. Hardcover. The leather on the spine has no wear or rubbing and retains its suppleness; the corners are straight and the contents fresh. The slipcases also are very nice, completely intact with just a little fading. It is extremely difficult to find this set today in anything approaching this condition as the leather did not wear well. Fine set in Fine slipcases. Valenti Angelo. Six octavo volumes (5-3/4" x 9-1/4") bound in half natural cowhide leather and printed paper sides designed by Valenti Angelo. The unabridged translation complete with notes and index by Sir Richard Burton. Illustrated with 1001 drawings by Valenti Angelo. Copy #509 of 1500 copies SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. The first multi-volume set issued by the press. All 3 scarce Monthly Letters laid in.


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    The Making of the English Landscape by Hoskins, W G

    London: The Folio Society. VG : in very good condition with brown slipcase. 2005. First FS Edition. Green/brown pictorial hardback cloth cover. 260mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). xxix, 280pp. Photographs and maps. .


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    Wildflowers by [Cheloniidae Press] Robinson, Alan James

    Easthampton MA: Cheloniidae Press, 2014. Hardcover. Fine. Hardcover. Number 15 of 150 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist Alan James Robinson. This wildflower alphabet book is the first book issued by Alan's highly regarded Cheloniidae Press in several years, and the first produced using the Giclee printing process, which he calls a "new direction" in our ever changing world. It is intended to be the first in a series of Natural History Abecedary Editions. There is also a Fine Art edition of Wildflowers with twenty-eight original watercolors. The illustrations for this Giclee edition are printed from the artwork created for the Fine Art watercolor edition. The illustrations in this edition show the lovely renditions of a flower, often accompanied by a butterfly or other insect, for each letter of the alphabet. Each page is headed by a calligraphic letter in red, designed originally by Master Calligrapher Suzanne Moore for the press's A Fowl Alphabet in 1986. This accordion style book is bound in pale yellow cloth with the title in gilt to the front cover. It is housed in a green cloth slipcase with the title in gilt to the spine. In fine condition. 8.5 x 5 inches. Unpaginated. PRI/071817.


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    THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN Franklin Library by Mark Twain

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+, Bound in one quarter premium full leather. Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. Decorated endsheets and with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. A Limited Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    $550.00

    Wooings by Gill, Brendan

    (Verona: Plain Wrapper Press, 1980. Quarto. 7, (1)pp. One of 155 copies signed by the author. Inscribed by the author to the distinguished New York antiquarian bookseller John Fleming in 1981: "For John Fleming, who is no more in need of instruction in the art of wooing than was J. Pierpont Morgan, upon whose shelves this little book may someday rest." This collection of passionate poems includes two that were written especially for this edition: "Ferragosto" and "Norfolk." Fine in tan paper-covered boards, printed with a leaf-and-berry pattern in brown and yellow and bearing a label with the Press's device. (Smyth, 29).


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    £25.00

    Ex vita Ducis Valentino.

    [Cheltenham]: [Middle Hill Press], 1871 8p. Light browning and some creasing. Holzenberg 412 dated from a proof at the Grolier Club. One of the anti-Catholic publications of Sir Thomas Phillipps at his Middle Hill Press.. Disbound. Good.


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    The Cuckoo Hill Press by Chambers, David

    Pinner: The Cuckoo Hill Press, 1973. First edition. Wrappers. Fine copy. One leaf folded twice. 5 x 3 1/2 inches. With a photograph of the printer pasted in and three ex-libris laid in. A press announcement.


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    A Visit to Don Otavio by Bedford, Sybille; Chatwin, Bruce [intro.]

    London: The Folio Society. VG : in Very good condition with marked slipcase. Rubbing to text block on spine. 1990. First FS Edition. Peach hardback decorated cloth cover. 250mm x 160mm (10" x 6"). 273pp. .


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    FOLIO. SUMMER 1997. by Folio Society. (Norman Sherry, Alan Coren, Pauline Hunter Blair, Claire Hills.)

    Folio Society, London, 1997. 32 pp, 8 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial; Tormented Man, Chronicler of Our Age (Graham Greene); Fifty Years of Folio; A Cautionary Tale? (Hilaire Belloc); On Anglo-Saxon England and its Author (Peter Hunter Blair); The Lunchpack of Notre Dame Competition Report; The Folio Golden Jubilee Competition Results. Interior - cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor brownin g o n r e a r cover, very small bump at top of spine. Very Good.


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    $150.00

    The Emigrant's Guide To The Gold Mines; Edited by Franz R, Dykstra by Simpson, Henry I

    Haverford: Bird & Bull Press [Headframe Publishing], 1978. Hardcover. Orig. tan morocco spine and marbled boards. Fine.. 81 pages. 23 x 15 cm. Limited edition, copy 179 of 250 by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press on B&B paper. With colored fold-out map. Originally published at $100.00, with publisher announcement promo laid-in.


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    $275.00

    PLATO : Easton Press by Taylor, A. E. - Plato

    Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1991. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; The Library of Great Lives; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    $275.00

    GREAT EXPECTATIONS Easton Press by Dickens, Charles

    Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .


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    The Comedies of Shakespeare Volume One by Shakespeare, William

    New York: Modern Library. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1959. Hardcover. Text is clean. Red cloth cover shows only minimal wear. Dust jacket shows some wear, with light chipping at spine. Previous owner name on front free endpaper. ; Toledano binding style '8', Kent endpapers , dust jacket style 'i'. ; The Modern Library; Vol. 4.5; 545 pages .


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    Maggie: a Girl of the Streets and Selected Stories by Crane, Stephen

    Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. Very Good+. 1983. Hardcover. Bound in full genuine leather with 22kt gold decoration. Luxury features include gilded page edges, a sewn-in satin bookmark, moire endpapers, raised bands on the spine, and archival quality paper that is sewn (not glued) into the binding. Part of Franklin Library's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. Small indentation on top page edge gilt. Side page edge gilt has several long scratches in it, but no loss of gilt. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 436 pages .


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    £195.00

    The First World War 1914-1919 (2 vols) TOGETHER WITH The Second World War 1939-1945 (2 vols) by Martin Gilbert

    Folio Society, 2011. Hardcover. As New. 2 sets complete in slipcases. Unopened, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. The First World War set runs to 752 pages, with 40 pages of black & white illustrations, maps, and colour frontispieces. In green decorative cloth with a slipcase. The Second World War set runs to 972 pages, with 60 pages of black & white illustrations, maps, and colour frontispieces. In blue-grey decorative cloth with a slipcase. Sir Martin Gilbert (1936-2015) was one of the foremost British historian of recent years, chiefly known for his monumental work on Winston Churchill (26 volumes and more yet to be published), and for the two works on offer here regarding the First and Second World Wars. His First World War has been described as a 'stunning achievement of research and storytelling'. Renowned for his use of archival sources all of works benefit from a freshness of perspective rarely matched elsewhere. Size: 10 x 6.75 inches.. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; New Arrivals; Folio Society. Inventory No: 239559. .


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    Five Great Modern Irish Plays The Playboy of the Western World; Juno and the Paycock; Riders to the Sea; Spreading the News; Shadow and Substance by Nathan, George Jean (Forward) ; Synge, John M. ; O'Casey, Sean; Gregory, Lady; Carroli, Paul Vincent (Contributors)

    New York: The Modern Library. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1941. Hardcover. Text is clean. Cover shows normal wear. Spine lightly bumped. Dust jacket shows some edgewear, chipping at spine. Light musty smell. ; Toledano binding style '10', Kent endpapers in grey, dust jacket style 'i'. ; The Modern Library of the World's Best Books; Vol. 30.3; 332 pages .


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    Selected Letters of William Faulkner by Faulkner, William

    Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library. Very Good+. 1976. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Bound in full genuine leather with 22kt gold trim. Luxury features include gilded page edges, a sewn-in satin bookmark, moire endpapers, raised bands on the spine, and archival quality paper that is sewn (not glued) into the binding. Printed for members of Franklin's First Edition Society. Book edited and letters selected by Joseph Blotner. Rub marks to leather on bottom edge. Scratches to gilt on bottom page edge with no loss of gilt. All four corners bumped with a spot of leather loss on each corner. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. .


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    Shorter Works....decorations By Joan Hassall. by Austen. Jane

    London: The Folio Society, 1977. original decorated cloth backed boards hardcover,illustrated,313 pages,fine in fine original slipcase.H.. New Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Tartuffe & the Would-Be Gentleman by Moliere

    New York: Limited Editions Club. Very Good. 1963. Hardcover. Number 1300 of 1500 printed. Translated by H. Baker and J. Miller. Introduction by Henri Peyre. Illustrations by Serge Ivanoff. SIGNED by Ivanoff. Spine sunned. Slipcase in VG condition with shelfwear to bottom edge. ; Signed by Illustrator .


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    Empires of Early Latin America. [Comprising The Aztecs [with] The Incas [with] The Maya]. FINE SET IN PUBLISHER'S SLIP-CASE by N. DAVIES and N. HAMMOND

    Folio Society, 2000,, [2010]. 3 vols., 8vo., with numerous plates; cloth (blue/brown/purple respectively), upper boards and backstrips elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt, coloured endpapers, a fine set in publisher's board slip-case lettered in gilt.


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    THE LIES OF FAIR LADIES (Signed, Lettered Edition) by Gash, Jonathan

    Portishead, Bristol: UK: Scorpion Press, 1991. 1st ed. A fine, unread copy, in clear protective jacket. Very scarce. ONLY 20 LETTERED DELUXE COPIES were produced for private distribution and were SIGNED BY BOTH GASH and H.R.F. KEATING who wrote the appreciation. This is LETTER "K". Features the likeable antiques trader Lovejoy. Cream leather with light pastel green marble paper sides, hubbed spine, green top edge and tan end papers. Laid in is a note on Scorpion Press letterhead describing the De Luxe Specifications : "The de luxe presentation copies are produced in small numbers as they are intended primarily for the use of the author, contributor, editor, publisher and others associated with the authors work. These books are given a letter rather than a number and are especially handsome, bound in goatskin rather than bonded leather with five raised bands. The spine blocking is horizontal because of the raised bands. In addition these books contain the signature of the contributor. Prices vary slightly due to the costs involved, the difficulty of obtaining the signatures and overall desirability of the volumes.". Signed by All Contributors. First Edition. Quarter-Goatskin. Fine/Fine. Limited / Lettered Edition.


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