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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF COSTUME: From Nudity to Raiment. Hilaire Hiler. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF COSTUME: From Nudity to Raiment.
London: W. & G. Foyle, Ltd. 1929. First edition. This classic work covers the origin of clothing through prehistoric dress and the primitives on to the bronze and early iron ages and into the costumes in Mexico, Central America and Peru. Illustrated with 141 figures, 12 photographic plates, and 12 colored plates. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettered spine. Light offset and faint foxing to pastedowns, otherwise bright and near fine in a nice, only lightly soiled dust jacket with just shallow chipping, light edge creasing and few short tears.

[Book #52657]       Price: $200.00
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THE LITTLE BLACK AND WHITE LAMB. Inez Hogan. THE LITTLE BLACK AND WHITE LAMB.
Philadephia: Macrae-Smith Company, (1927). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Illustrations in black-and-white and color by the author. Black cloth boards with gilt decoration and lettering to front and spine. A good copy with nice, bright illustrations. Spine lettering and gilt lambs on front cover fading, boards visible at corners, endpapers cracked but holding, short gift inscription on front endpaper, personal library notation along hinge of dedication page, few marginal smudges to color illustrations. Lacking dust jacket, if issued in one.

[Book #52647]       Price: $100.00
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THE ONE-HOSS SHAY. Oliver Wendell Holmes. THE ONE-HOSS SHAY.
Pyle, Howard. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1905. First edition thus; publisher notes "For this new edition [Howard] Pyle has practically redrawn in color his own original illustrations, with results that give the volume an additional charm." Name on endpaper, light rubbing to spine ends and tips, otherwise bright and fine with gilt lettering and design and page top edges gilt. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #49864]       Price: $150.00
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POEMS BY THOMAS HOOD: Illustrated Edition. Thomas Hood, W. M. Rossetti. POEMS BY THOMAS HOOD: Illustrated Edition.
New York: G. P. Putnam & Son, 1872. First edition thus: illustrated with new designs by American artists Felix Octavius Carr "F. O. C." Darley and Solomom "Sol" Eytinge, Jr. (also includes reproductions of the designs by Dore, Birket Foster, et al); and with an introduction, "A Critical Memoir," by W. M. Rossetti. Small quarto (7 x 9.5") full leather beveled boards with raised spine bands, gilt titling and brown stamped decoration and rule, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece and extra engraved title page; 24 plates (most with tissue guards still present), 507 pages. Foxing to first and last blanks, touch of scattered light staining, otherwise near fine.

[Book #52520]       Price: $200.00
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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. Victor Hugo. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.
New York;: A. L. Burt, [c. 1923]. First edition thus, the FIRST PHOTOPLAY EDITION. Illustrated with four full-page stills from the 1923 Universal film directed by Wallace Worsley and starring Lon Chaney as the hunchback, Quasimodo. Spine lettering faded a bit otherwise very good or better; in about very good dust jacket with shallow chipping to spine ends not affecting any lettering.

[Book #54695]       Price: $300.00
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SCENES OF WONDER AND CURIOSITY IN CALIFORNIA: Illustrated by Ninety-two Well Executed Engravings. J. M. Hutchings. SCENES OF WONDER AND CURIOSITY IN CALIFORNIA: Illustrated by Ninety-two Well Executed Engravings.
San Francisco: Hutchings & Rosenfield, (1860). First edition. Black cloth boards decoratively blindstamped, gilt lettered spine. Boards visible on edges, corners and hinges but cloth clean, gilt bright and binding still tight; interior shows scattered foxing and staining, mostly confined to margins. Altoghether good with inset engravings almost entirely clear and bright.

[Book #53322]       Price: $150.00
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ABBEYS. M. R. James. ABBEYS.
Paddington Station, London: The Great Western Railway, 1925. First edition. Additional chapter on "Monastic Life and Buildings" by A. Hamilton Thompson. Illustrated. Great Western Railway map in pocket on back paste down. About very good with offset shadow on front board, corners rubbed, endpapers lightly foxed, name on front endpaper.

[Book #52473]       Price: $60.00
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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald, illustrator Willy Pogany. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM.
Willy Pogany. Philadelphia: David McKay, (1942). First edition thus, with black-and-white art-deco style illustrations by Willy Pogany. INSCRIBED BY POGANY, "To Irving Bromer with best wishes, Willy Pogany." Small-quarto maroon cloth boards stamped in gilt on front and spine; top edge maroon. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped and rubbed, still very good lacking the box.

[Book #49503]       Price: $250.00
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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia.
Elihu Vedder. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1894. Third printing, the smaller, octavo issue. This edition is illustrated by Elihu Vedder, whose visual interpretation of the Rubaiyat is highly regarded. The first printing was a folio, limited issue in 1884 of 100 copies signed by Vedder; followed by a trade edition in quarto in 1886. There were two issues of this 1894 printing; one in folio and this one in octavo (measuring approximately 6.25 x 8.5"). Brown, beveled, decorated-cloth boards; top edge gilt. Nice production with elaborate gilt cover design, decorated endpapers, and plates printed on joined leaves. A fine copy with only very minor rubbing on corners. "A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, / A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread -- and Thou"

[Book #54752]       Price: $450.00
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DESPERATION. Stephen King. DESPERATION.
Hampton Falls, NH: Donald M Grant, (1996). First edition, signed limited issue. Number 117 of 2000 numbered copies (of 2050 total) SIGNED BY KING AND THE ILLUSTRATOR, Don Maitz. Small quarto (10.25 x 7.25"), black faux-leather boards stamped in black and red foil on front and spine; housed in publisher's matching red-felt-lined clamshell case. Issued without a dust jacket. Fine.

[Book #54899]       Price: $500.00
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A HOLE IS TO DIG: A First Book of First Definitions. Ruth Krauss, Maurice, Sendak. A HOLE IS TO DIG: A First Book of First Definitions.
[New York]: Harper & Brothers, (1952). First edition, later issue/printing? A nice copy of Sendak's fourth book. This has the black spine and "Grr-r-r" on page 23, both later per Hanrahan A4. But still has the $1.50 price. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear and a small sticker shadow on back panel.

[Book #36060]       Price: $100.00
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LUTTRELL OF ARRAN. Charles Lever. LUTTRELL OF ARRAN.
"Phiz" London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. First edition. Illustrated by "Phiz." Scattered foxing and tips lightly rubbed, otherwise fine in new, quarter-bound leather and marbled boards. Very attractive.

[Book #36437]       Price: $250.00
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ALL ABOUT HAWAII. Daniel Logan. ALL ABOUT HAWAII.
Boston: Chapple Publishing, 1921. First edition. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photos including a 20" fold-old of the city of Honolulu spanning from the harbor to the mountains. Pictorial paperboards with cloth spine; 56 pages. Cloth spine is fine but pictorial covers show rubbing and the boards are visible at corners (otherwise very good).

[Book #53335]       Price: $150.00
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THE TWILIGHT OF THE NYMPHS. Pierre Louys. THE TWILIGHT OF THE NYMPHS.
Clara Tice. [No Place]: Pierre Louys Society, 1927. First edition. Limited edtion, #1247/1250. Illustrated by Clara Tice. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. A very good copy with the silver lettering a bit faded but the white cloth remarkably clean.

[Book #49814]       Price: $125.00
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PARROT & CO. Harold MacGrath. PARROT & CO.
Indianapolis: Bobbs- Merril Co. (1913). First edition. Color illustrations by Andre Castaigne and black-and-white illustrations by Arthur William Brown. MacGrath's 8th mystery, the basis for the 1921 silent film "Not Guilty." Fine, bright copy with just a hint of soiling on top edge; in bright, good or better, full wrap-around illustrated dust jacket (including flaps) with chipping on edges not affecting any lettering, and closed tear evident on spine which has been backed with clear archival tape.

[Book #54338]       Price: $250.00
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THE BLUE BIRD: A Fairy Play in Six Acts. Maurice Maeterlinck, illustrator F. Cayley Robinson. THE BLUE BIRD: A Fairy Play in Six Acts.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Co. 1911. Deluxe edition with illustrations by F. Cayley Robinson, first thus. 25 color plates loosely mounted on heavy paper stock. Very good with spine ends and corners bumped and rubbed. The spine is tanned and the ends are beginning to fray slightly.

[Book #51367]       Price: $150.00
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SELF PORTRAIT. Norman Mailer. SELF PORTRAIT.
Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, 1998. First edition. A whimsical self portrait. One of 100 SIGNED, numbered copies. 8 x 11 inches on 80 lb. laid text, partially cotton paper with image in red ink with a dark brown border and light tan inner (simulated mat) border. Fine, with colophon page in plain folder and white envelope, as issued. Plus a color photograph (3 1/2 x 5) of Mailer signing the prints.

[Book #37217]       Price: $60.00
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SELF PORTRAIT. Norman Mailer. SELF PORTRAIT.
Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, 1998. First edition. A whimsical self portrait. One of 20 SIGNED unnumbered copies of the printer's proofs. 8 x 11 inches on 80 lb. laid text, partially cotton paper with image in red ink with a dark brown border and light tan inner (simulated mat) border. Fine.

[Book #37218]       Price: $50.00
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THE FROG PRINCE: A Play. David Mamet, illustrations, Edward Koren. THE FROG PRINCE: A Play.
New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Co. 1984. First editon. Number 24 of 130 numbered copies signed by Mamet and Koren. Frontispiece etching SIGNED and numbered (24/130). This copy signed on colophon page by Koren, as called for, but INSCRIBED BY MAMET on half-title page, "Dear Sara -- Merry Christmas + All my love, Your fan, Dave the Slave." Orange cloth boards stamped in green on front only; endpapers hand-made in Paris by Richard de Bay. Fine, as issued, without dust jacket. Unusual inscribed. INSCRIBED "ALL MY LOVE, YOUR FAN - DAVE THE SLAVE"

[Book #54629]       Price: $750.00
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YESOD. David Meltzer. YESOD.
London: Trigram Press, (1969). First edition. One of 100 copies SIGNED, NUMBERED and bound in buckram. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. Includes drawings by Meltzer.

[Book #35886]       Price: $60.00
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON; with A Memoir; and Seven Embellishments, Fuseli, Westall and Martin. John Milton. THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON; with A Memoir; and Seven Embellishments, Fuseli, Westall and Martin.
London: J. J. Chidley, 1844. First of this edition. Includes PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED, Sonnets, Odes, et al. Engraved frontis portrait of Milton. In unsigned binding of three-quarter black leather over blue pebbled cloth boards with six gilt-ruled spine panels, one with gilt-lettered blue-leather label ("Milton"); marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. Few spots of foxing to prelims and fading inscription to head of title page but otherwise text pages are clean and bright. Four engravings with tissue guards; and two engravings lacking tissues that have cast shadows on opposing text pages, otherwise very good to fine.

[Book #54569]       Price: $250.00
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MY SISTER-LIFE. Boris Pasternak, illustrator Yuri Kuper. MY SISTER-LIFE.
Yuri Kuper. [New York]: Limited Editions Club, (1991). First of this edition. One of 250 numbered copies Illustrated with six original etchings by Yuri Kuper SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page, and this copy with each etching signed in pencil by Yuri Kuper -- though not issued as such. One of the smallest limitations of the club. Translated by Mark Rudman. "In Russian poetry, Boris Pasternak's My Sister-Life is the equivalent of The Waste Land, Spring and All, and Harmonium. But it is also accessible to the general reader, and belongs on a slender shelf of great love poems . . . Pasternak is an uncompromisingly complex poetic stylist, and his meticulous attention to structure, etymology, and the phonetic qualities of words makes his poetry a formidable challenge for the translator. Mark Rudman renders Pasternak's poetic masterpiece with verve and intelligence" (from cover of recent Northwestern University edition). Large folio (16 x 23") with gray goatskin spine and treated handmade paper boards using the same paper as the text. Housed in a slipcase of gray linen-rayon. Printed letterpress on paper made by hand to resemble the sort of stock produced in the 1920s in the Soviet Union. Monthly Letter laid in. A beautiful edition printed on handmade paper recycling various Cyrillic printings. Kuper's work is found in the permanent collections of MoMA, Moscow Museum of Fine Arts, Fonds National d'Art Contemporain in Paris, etc. Publishers' newsletter laid in. Fine in a fine slipcase. WITH EACH PRINT SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, YURI KUPER.

[Book #50032]       Price: $3,500.00
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BISKRA: and the Oases and Desert of the Zibans, with Information for Travellers. Alfred E. Pease. BISKRA: and the Oases and Desert of the Zibans, with Information for Travellers.
London: Edward Stanford, 1893. First edition. Illustrated with 8 full page photographs and 3 colored maps, including one folding map of "Algeria and Tunis." Gilt stamped green cloth boards. Hinges cracked but holding, otherwise very good with minor wear on corners and spine ends, floral front endpaper over-glued at hinge and loose, and frontis a little loose but pages clean and bright.

[Book #52575]       Price: $200.00
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THE WORKS OF MR. FRANCIS RABELAIS: Doctor in Physick. Containing Five Books of the Lives, Heroick Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Sonne Pantagruel. Francis. Robinson Rabelais, W. Heath. THE WORKS OF MR. FRANCIS RABELAIS: Doctor in Physick. Containing Five Books of the Lives, Heroick Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Sonne Pantagruel.
London: Navarre Society Ltd. no-date[1921]. First thus. Two volumes with nearly 100 illustrations by Robinson including the two frontis pieces. Originally published by Grant Richards in 1904 in a quarto edition, privately reprinted for the Navarre Society in this reduced (octavo) format. Geoffrey Beale (Book Collector No. 40) notes: "To those who think of him as a gentle humorist, perhaps the most surprising of Heath Robinson's books is the edition of Rabelais....To the unprepared reader, finding here visions of hell that are truly horrific, and a raw power and earthiness that is exactly in tune with Rabelais' narrative style, might well ask whether this is the work of the same artist." Shimmering blue cloth (Blanck's AA) boards with gold stamped lettering, design and rule; page top edges gilt. Spines slightly sunned (gilt still bright), light unavoidable offset to endpapers, rear endpaper volume I cracked (hinge still tight) -- an attractive set.

[Book #9528]       Price: $125.00
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THE ILLUSTRATOR IN AMERICA: 1880-1980. Walt Reed, John Held Roger, Rockwell Kent. THE ILLUSTRATOR IN AMERICA: 1880-1980.
New York: Society of Illustrators, (1984). First edition. Number 36 of 50 copies with an original woodcut by John Held, Jr. (signed "72/100 Mrs John Held, Jr."). Additionally SIGNED by both authors on the title page. 355 pages with text for each decade by different illustrators (1920-1930 by Rockwell Kent, e.g.). Also includes Benjamin Eisenstat, Von Schmidt, Bernard Fuchs, et al. Profusely illustrated. Black cloth, a.e.g., 4to. Fine in fine matching cloth slipcase.

[Book #46227]       Price: $750.00
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