Chid, Francis James (Editor). The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company. 1898. 5 volumes, 4to.
Five volume set bound in 1/2 brown morocco, marbled boards, raised bans, gilt decorated panels, t.e.g. Former library copy with a few very small library stamps internally. No external library markings. Contents very clean and sound.
One of 1,000 copies (this copy un-numbered.
Dumas, Alexander. Camille. New York: The Limited Editions Club. 1937. 4to.
Gilt stamped flower on upper board of white cloth binding. Housed in slipcase with paper spine label. Slipcase showing some soiling and abrasions, but sound. Illustrated with 12 color plates by Marie Laurencin.
#1193 of 1500 copies, signed by Laurencin on the limitation page. Scattered light foxing (not affecting images).
Joyce, James. Dubliners. New York: The Limited Editions Club. 1986. 4to. Illustrated with photogravures by Robert Ballagh.
Bound in 1/4 dark green Nigerian oasis morocco, tan Irish linen. Housed in cloth slipcase. Introduction by Thomas Flanagan. Illustrated with 6 photogravures by noted photographer Robert Ballagh.
#796 of 1,000 copies, signed by Flanagan and Ballagh on the colophon page. Publisher's letter laid-in.
Vintage store display cabinet for Diamond Dyes. Oak cabinet with tin lithographic insert. Cabinet measures approximately 30" high x 21 1/2" wide x 9" deep.
The interior features original wooden dividers - one with product identification labeling.
There are trace amounts of minor wear - overall in excellent condition.
Parian bust of John A. Andrew of Massachusettes (5-31-1818 to 10-30-1867).. Andrew was a confirmed Abolitionist, who also served as Govenor of Massachusetts during the Civil War years. He is credited with being a driving force in enlistment of black men in the Union Army. [Many believe that his story was the basis for the movie Glory.]
The bust measures approximately 12 1/2" tall and 8" at its widest measurement. A bit of minor soiling, else a fine specimen.
Maugham, W. Somerset. A Writer's Notebook. London: William Heinemann. 1949. Limited edition. 8vo. Bound in 1/4 vellum, blue cloth with leather spine label, t.e.g. Spine lightly faded. Housed in original cardboard slipcase - slipcase is discolored in spot, has some spotting and a few splits to edges, but intact. #418 of 1000 copies, signed by Maugham on the limitation page. Internally, very clean and sound.
Kingsley, Charles. The Works of Charles Kingsley. London: Macmillan and Co. 1887. 30 volumes, 8vo. Nicely bound in 1/2 calf, marbled boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments in panels, black leather titling labels, t.e.g. by Mudie. Spines slightly sun-faded (uniformily). The Works of Kingsley presented in 28 volumes + a 2 volume biography of Kingsley. Very attractive set.
Smollett, Tobias. The Works of Tobias Smollett. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1926. Large Paper Edition. 11 volumes, 8vo. Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. #145 of 500 sets. Black and white illustrations are reproductions of etchings by George Cruikshank. Bound in 3/4 green morocco, green cloth, raised bands, gilt decorated panels, t.e.g. by The Riverside Press. Spines nicely mellowed to brown. Internally, clean and sound with a bit of scattered light foxing. Attractive set!
Hamilton, Augustus. The Art Workmanship of the Maori Race in New Zealand : Etc. Wellington, N.Z.: The New Zealand Institute. 1996. Folio. First edition.
A work issued in five parts (1896-1901), and bound into tan cloth. Cloth showing some soiling, but quite sound. Book highlights the art and design of the Maori people in a profusely illustrated report. Part I - Canoes; Part II - Habitations; Part III - Weapons, Tools & Implements of Agriculture; Part IV - Dress and Personal Decoration; Part V - Social Life. An outstanding scholarly work.
Brief Memoir of Mr. Thomas Bewick. Durham: F. Humble, Printer. N.D. - ca. 1828. 4to.
Very scarce broadside. Measures approx. 10 x 8". Housed in a custom, ribbon-tied, cloth chemise with leather titling label. Fine condition - no foxing, creasing, etc. Bookplate of former owner on paste-down of chemise.
Riggs, F. O. The Hermit Priest: A Tale of "The Illinois Country." Decature, IL. 1934. 4to.
Cloth-backed gray boards - spine extremities chipped with small amount of loss. Illustrated with five original lithographs by Robert Riggs - each pencil signed in lower margin. The lithos were printed by George Miller in New York City with two stones.
There is no limitation stated, but probably done in a very small run (50 or so) for friends and family. Three locations in Worldcat. Bassam 40. Very scarce.
Verhaeren, Emile. Poemes. Liege: Joh. Enschede En Zonen. 1930. Folio.
Publisher's wrappers in cardboard chemise and slipcase. Printed by Joh. Enschede en Zonen with the collaboration of Baron Alfred Ancion for the Union Liegeoise du Livre et de l'estampe Liege. One of 83 copies. Copy #20 - printed for Gaston Massart. Perfect condition. Quite scarce.
Douglas, Norman. South Wind. Chicago: Argus Books. 1929. Small 4to. First thus. Two volumes in full light brown calf, raised bands, gilt decorated panels, gilt borders on boards, t.e.g. Small gift inscription on front endpaper. Numerous color and B&W illustrations by John Austen. A very handsome set.
Fink, Shelly. 26 Etchings. Alford, MA. 1962. Square 8vo. #12 of 40 copies. Hand-bound in full light brown suede with decorative black stamping to spine and upper board. Housed in suede-backed folding box. Containing 26 finely executed (small format) etchings. Fink's work is in the permanent collections of MOMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art and others.
Kuroda, Nagamichi. Birds of the Island of Java. Tokyo: Published by the Author. 1933. Folio.
2 volumes newly bound in 1/2 mauve cloth over mauve paper covered boards - each with red leather spine label (similar to the issue binding). Set is complete with 34 color plates and 2 folding maps. Faint number stamp at bottom of each contents page, else fine. Signed card laid-in - "With the Compliments of the Author." A beautiful copy of a scarce work. RIPLEY/SCRIBNER - pg. 162.