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.
Thornhill, R. B. The Shooting Directory. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme. 1804. First edition. 4to.
Full brown calf with gilt stamped figure of a hunter and dog to upper board, raised bands, blind-stamped ornaments in panels, black leather titling label, all edges marbled. Spine area slightly faded.
First edition, second issue with pages 215-220 supressed. Illustrated with frontispiece and 8 plates (one folding), seven in sepia aquatint. Three folding tables. Complete. A clean, crisp copy!
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.