Ralph Lauren by Ralph Lauren. Published by Rizzoli, 2007. Hardcover book in dust jacket, housed in an alligator patterned leather slipcase. Slipcase bears a silver metal plate stating "Limited Edition." Foreward by Audrey Hepburn.
Printed on heavy glossy stock paper. Profusely illustrated throughout. Book measures approx. 15" high x 12" wide. Very large and heavy book. Book, dust jacket and slipcase are in fine condition. No flaws.
Homer (George H. Palmer - Translator). The Odyssey of Homer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company. 1929. 4to. Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth.
Original ivory pigskin-backed blue cloth with brown leather spine label. Spine with modest abraisons, but ok.
One of 500 copies signed by the translator and the artist. Illustrated with 16 full page color plates with tissue guards by N. C. Wyeth.
Minor wear to upper corners, else a very nice copy.
Dykes, W. R. Notes on Tulip Species. London: Herbert Jenkins Limited. 1930. Folio. Fifth edition. Illustrations by Katherine Dykes.
Publisher's green cloth - corners lightly bumped and an additional bump to each fore-edge (not offensive). Very light foxing to paste-downs and endsheets. Bookplate on front paste-down.
Complete with 54 color plates. Text of books compiled from extensive notes by Dykes, who died just prior to publication.
Very nice copy!
Wright, Thomas. Arbours & Grottos : A Facsimile of the Two Parts of Universal Architecture (1755 and 1758). London: Scolar Press. 1979. Oblong folio.
#331 of 375 copies. Bound in 1/4 green cloth, brown boards, paper spine label. Housed in green cloth slipcase with paper titling label. Also includes a biographical sketch of Wright and a catalog of his works in architecture and garden design. Very fine condition.
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.
Irving, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann. 1910. Early edition.
Bound in 1/2 green morocco, green cloth, raised bands, gilt spine lettering. Complete with 50 color plates mounted on heavy stock, each with a captioned tissue guard. Internally, very clean and sound.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Tanglewood Tales. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 4to.
Publisher's 1/2 vellum, grey boards, gilt lettering to spine. Corners lightly bumped and there is some chipping to the grey paper boards, but not offensive. Complete with 14 tipped-in color plates by Edmund Dulac
#250 of 500 copies, signed by Dulac on the limitation page. VG+.
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.
The Queen of Roumania. The Dreamer of Dreams. London: Hodder & Stoughton. (Circa 1915). 4to.
Pictorial blue and gilt stamped light grey cloth. Dust jacket has one tear and a few tiny chips, else fine. The glare in the image is from the protective mylar cover. Illustrated with 6 color plates tipped onto brown heavy stock paper. All plates have captioned tissue. Offsetting stain to half-title page (prior lay-in?), else an exceptional copy.
A beautiful copy of a scarce title. Rare in dust jacket.
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!
Custance, Henry. Riding Recollections and Turf Stories. London: Edward Arnold. 1894. 4to.
1/2 green morocco, marbled boards, raised bands, gilt sporting ornaments in panels, contrasting leather spine labels, Original flexible cloth cover bound-in.
Copy # 7 of the Large Paper Edition - signed by Custance on the limitation page. This copy extra-illustrated with the insertion of 56 plates (many color). Spine area slightly faded with a couple of small scrapes. Leather bookplate of Walter Blake on front paste-down.
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.
Select Fables; with Cuts Designed and Engraved by Thomas and John Bewick and Others Previous to the Year 1784, Etc. London: Printed for S. Hodgson, for Emerson Charnley, etc. 1820. 8vo. Light brown calf, raised bands, gilt decorated panels. B&W textual illustrations throughout. One of the extensive compilations of "the Bewicks" works mentioned in HUGO.
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.