Putney, VT: Year of Dog Press, 1972. Limited First Edition [#103/650]. Octavo, 69 pages, VG/VG-; red matte paper wrapper, gold and black lettering: mild fading mostly to spine; wear with mild fraying to head, tail, and corners; closed tear to head; scattered minor imperfections to wrapper; back cover of wrapper pasted to back board (possibly as issued); covers protected by plastic covering; plain uncovered boards, modern Coptic-style binding with adhesive: slight bumping to corners; light age-toning to text-block, deckle fore- and bottom-edges; interior clean, black lettering and color-woodcut illustrations printed on tan Nideggen mould-made paper stated to limitation page, No. 103 out of 650 copies; SIGNED by both editors/illustrators to limitation page; shelved Poetry Anthologies.
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Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1854. First Edition. Quarto, 300 pages; G-; rebound in modern burgundy cloth, gilt to spine, original light brown crushed morocco boards with gilt-stamped decorations attached to front covers; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; lacking illuminated additional title page and frontispiece; fore edge of title page and four following pages with tape on the fore edge; some pinger-staining and sparse pencil; illustrated throughout with 10 chromolithographs depicting some of the birds mentioned in the book; shelved case 10.
West Plains MO: Russ Cochran, 1976. Limited Editions, #1579/2000. Quarto, 271 pages; VG; bound in publisher's white burlap, gilt lettering to spine, brown leather label with gilt lettering and color illustrated inlays to front cover; Publisher's letter laid-in; profusely illustrated; shelved front table.
London: Halton and Truscott Smith Ltd., 1924. Limited Edition (58/1000). Quarto, 36 pages + 86 plates; VG-; bound in full dark blue cloth, spine has gilt lettering, front cover has gilt lettering and tooling; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, has bumping on the fore edge corners, spine has moderate discoloration; pages have gilt along the top edge, have minor age toning; shelved front table.
New York: Brentano's Publishing Inc., 1911. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, unpaginated; VG-; full bound in black cloth, spine and front cover have gilt tooling and lettering; binding has shelf wear at the top and bottom edges with rubbing on both covers and bumping on the fore edge corners, has minor detachment; has minor pencil marks and an ex libris impression on the ffep; profusely illustrated; shelved case 14.
London: William Heinemann, 1929. First Edition, Ninth Printing. Small Quarto, 134 pages; VG; bound in sea-foam blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine; mild rubbing to boards; with 40 tipped-in color plates and black and white illustrations and designs by Arthur Rackham; captioned tissue guards; small bookseller's sticker to rear pastedown; shelved case 14.
Hodder and Stoughton, 1913. First Edition. Quarto, 113 pages; G+; bound in publishers faux-vellum white cloth with pale green and gilt ornamentation on front board, gilt lettering on spine; sun-fading to spine, some rubbing and wear to boards and spine; 10 tipped-in color plates, including frontispiece; green endpapers; interior clean; shelved case 14.
London: William Heinemann, 1910. First Edition Thus. Quarto, 159 pages; VG-; rebound in quarter red calf, marbled boards and endpapers, paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; sun-darkening to spine; wear to hinges, with front board starting on both ends; rubbing to boards; with thirty-four full page coloured mounted plates; shelved case 12.
London: William Heinemann, 1908. First Edition. Quarto, 134 pages; VG; rebound in half tan calf, boards are the original cloth from publisher's binding; spine paneled with gilt lettering and tooling; mild wear and rubbing to boards; mild rubbing to corners; with 40 color illustrations; mild foxing, does not impact plates; shelved case 3.
London: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1909. First Edition Thus. Quarto, 136 pages; VG; bound in full mid 20th century dark blue calf, paneled spine with gilt; marbled endpapers; interior clean; contains eleven (11) full-color tipped-in plates by Rackham, including frontispiece, protected by tissue guards; shelved Case 12.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. Large Octavo, xii, 339 pages; VG/VG-; spine beige with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50'; dust jacket has some chipping to head and tail of spine, small water-staining to spine, larger chip to rear cover along head of spine; half-tltle/page 3/4 uncut; small staining to top edge of text block; interior clean; illustrated endpapers; tipped-in plate to front cover; LS consignment; shelved case 14.
London: Effingham Wilson, 1833. First Edition. Octavo, 105 pages; VG; in original printed paper covered boards, advertisement printed on back cover; housed in custom burgundy chemise and box, gilt titling to spine of box; paper spine threatening to separate at front hinge; mild wear to boards; With fourteen wood engravings by George Cruikshank, 11 of which are full-page with tissue guards, plus three vignettes; Mw consignment; shelved case 10.
New York: Rock Foundation, 1988. First Edition. Folios, 3 volumes, VG/no DJs as issued; gray cloth boards, black lettering to spines: very mild overall wear to boards, spines faded beige (lettering clear and legible); minimal wear to clean text-blocks; interiors clean; VOLUME 3.1 [COSMIC GAMES]; VOLUME 3.2 [THE LABYRINTH & OTHER PATHS TO OTHER WORLDS]; VOLUME 3.3 [THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN]; frontispieces; volumes housed in VG- brown cloth slipcase; shelved front table.
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art; Franklin Library, 1987. First Edition Thus. Quartos, Twelve Volumes; VG; bound by the Franklin Library in full leather in twelve distinctive colors; gilt decorated spines and boards; four raised bands on spines; all edges of text blocks gilt; silk bookmarks bound in; No leaflet or other Franklin Library ephemera.; interiors clean; Volume Titles: 1) Greece and Rome; 2) Egypt and the Ancient Near East; 3) Europe in the Middle Ages; 4) The Renaissance in Italy and Spain: 5) The Renaissance in the North; 6) Europe in the Age of Monarchy; 7) Europe in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution; 8) Modern Europe; 9) The United States of America; 10) Asia; 11) the Islamic World; 12) The Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Americas.; heavy, please contact for accurate shipping costs; shelved above easton press.
New York: Random House, 1936. Limited Edition, #1183/1250. Octavo, unpaginated; VG: bound in 1/4 parchment vellum with rose-gold foil boards and red lettering on spine; housed in publisher's VG- matching slipcase; Slipcase has some age toning, staining, and general shelfwear: Boards are strong, some spots have mild rubbing where foil is faded or no longer present, age toning down spine, front paste down has bookplate previous owner's name and date, some glue stains extending onto ffep; #1183/1250 signed by Lynd Ward; Illustrated by Lynd Ward with twenty-one engravings printed in black; shelved case 2.
Paris: Librairie Floury, 1929. First Edition, 1/200. Quarto, 247,  VG/VG; protected in original waxed glassine, mild chipping; original etching as frontispiece, illustrated with sixteen full-page illustrations with paper-guards, ten in color, and numerous in-text black and white illustrations; limited to 200 copies; shelved case 11.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1930. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, unpaginated; G/none; bound in publisher's orange cloth, blue lettering; boards shaken, moderate rubbing and wear to boards, including fraying to head and tail, smudging, teeth? marks to lower edge of front board; Inscribed twice by Gropper, the first on the title page, "On a vague visit Los Angeles, Aug. 10, 1937 in a trance," the second also on the title page, "Jan 15, 1931 To I. Klein my faithful model who posed for the fly-leaf. With love"; extremely scarce, especially signed; shelved case 2.
New York: E. Weyhe, 1956. Limited Edition, #139/225. Octavo, unpaginated. VG; bound in publisher's beige basket weave cloth, housed in VG black slipcase; slipcase with mild wear, as usual; original glassine present, mild chipping primarily to head of spine; mild musty odor; with thirty-one original wood block and linoleum plates; This book is designated copy 139 out of 225 and signed by Max Weber on the limitations page; shelved case 11.
In aedibus Story-Scientia: Gandavi [Ghent], 1968. Limited Edition, #418/675. Folio, unpaginated; VG; bound in full vellum covered boards, gilt titling to spine, gilt illustration to front board; some vellum separating from the pastedowns, as expected; mild rubbing and wear to binding; This publication was issued to commemorate the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the State University of Ghent. This edition is limited to six hundred and seventy-five copies, of which seventy-five were numbered I to LXXV, and printed for the University Council, and six hundred, numbered 1 to 600, were to be offered for sale, of which this is #418; shelved front case.
London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1929. Limited Edition, #449/775. Quarto. 231 pages; VG; bound in the publisher's original vellum boards, gilt title and tooling to spine and front board; pictorial endpapers, top edge of text block gilt; vellum with mild staining and wear; small wax initials to front pastedown; bookplate to verso of ffep; lacking original box; some pages uncut; illustrated with color frontispiece and 12 color plates, plus in-text black and white illustrations, number 449? of 575 copies for England signed by Arthur Rackham; shelved case 14.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910. Edition de Luxe, #233/1000. Large Quarto, 128 pages; VG-; bound in half red calf, red cloth boards, gilt tooling and lettering to spine; fading to spine; top edge of text block gilt; first gathering (including title page) loose; SIGNED by Dulac on limitation page, #233/1000; With 30 color plates by Dulac; shelved case 13.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1906. Large Paper Edition, #28/650. Quarto, 6 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 dark green calf, spines and portions of boards sun-faded to brown, marbled boards and endpapers, front board of volume 2 was previously detached but has since been repaired (please see photos for details), paneled spines with one compartment gilt titling, others gilt; top edge of text block gilt, others uncut; Large-paper edition, number 28 of 650; with 35 illustrations by Flaxman, plus a matching pair of color/black and white frontispieces per volume; shelved above cook books.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1907. Second Edition. Quarto, 125 pages; VG; rebound in half red calf, boards are the original cloth from publisher's binding; spine paneled with gilt lettering and tooling; mild wear and rubbing to boards; mild rubbing to corners; with 50 color illustrations; mild foxing, does not impact plates; plates bound in rear, as usual; shelved case 3.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. 4to., 224pp.; VG/VG; spine tan with teal and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; minor bumping and shelfwear; price-clipped; the front pastedown, both sides of the ffep, and the half-title pages have inscriptions and drawings/doodles by the following cartoonists: Mort Gerberg, Sam Gross, Marvin Tannenberg, Dana Fradon, Bill Woodman, Jack Ziegler, Gahan Wilson, George Booth; shelved case 1.
Paris: Editions Excelsior, 1930. Limited Edition, #141/302. Large octavo, 192 pages; VG; housed in matching red cardboard chemise and slipcase with gilt; chemise has tape repair; pages are loose in gatherings, as issued; with 14 original etchings loose in rear, 14 colored illustrations, and colored headbands and vignettes; Limited edition of 302 numbered copies. One of 265 copies on vellum of Rives, of which this is number 141; scarce; shelved case 11.
London: Heinemann, 1913. Limited Edition, #199/1130. Large Quarto, 160 pages; VG-; bound in in white buckram with gilt text and illustrations on cover and spine; with frontispiece, 12 color tipped in plates, numerous black and white illustrations; Wear to the edges of the boards as well as some minor soiling; Edition limited to 1130 numbered copies, of which this is number 199. Signed by Rackham on the limitations page; LM consignment; shelved case 14.
Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930. Limited Edition. #72/370. Oblong Quarto, 114 pages; VG/G; in printed tan wrappers, red and black lettering to spine; with original glassine, parts torn or tattered; interior clean, with minimal foxing; Illustrated with six original color lithographs by Marie Laurencin; Copy #72 of 370 of the European edition, and of that, one of 300 printed on Rives paper; SH consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Heinemann, 1911. Limited Edition. Quarto; VG-; Vellum binding; Silk ties to front fore edge; Gilt lettering on spine, gilt design to front; Some bowing to boards as is typical for this edition; Upper edge gilt, all other edges deckle cut; Binding is tight; Text block is toned, but free of marking; All images clean; Book has been SIGNED by Rackham and is numbered 944 of an edition of 1150. This volume contains the second and third days of the Ring of the Niblung Trilogy: Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods. Shelved Case 14, Dupont.
London: Heinemann, 1919. Limited de Luxe Edition, #392/850. Quarto, 109 pages; VG-; bound in green boards with brown leather spine; Limited edition of 850 copies, 525 on English hand made paper, 325 on Japanese vellum. This copy is No. 392. Some wear along the boards; scuffing, particularly to the rear board; corners are bumped and beginning to fray; Text block typically age-toned, especially along the deckle-cut edges; Some illustrations have light spotting and ink remnants from illustrations on the opposite page; Signed by Arthur Rackham on the limitations page; LM consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Hidgson, Boys, and Graves, n.d . First Edition. Folio, unpaginated; VG; bound in full gilted and blind brown morocco, paneled spine with gilt lettering; marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; bookplate of the Baron Northwick to the front pastedown; with 37 plates, edges of some plates foxed; MM consignment; shelved above Mythology.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1931. Limited Edition, #184/275. Thin, small octavo in beige soft covers inside beige casing; VG; casing shows substantial soiling and shelf wear with lower side and spine opened; moderate soiling on book; covers slightly warped and slanted forward; front and back end pages fully illustrated in red color; previous owner's dedication on second front page; Rackham's signature on limitation page; gift inscription to half-title; vellum paper slightly warped and discolored, with occasional offsetting along spine; deckle edges; contains four full page colored illustrations on glossy paper and half page black and white illustrations; pp. 35; SL consignment; shelved in case 3.
London: William Heinemann, 1908. Limited Edition, #857/1000. Quarto, 134 pages; VG; bound in publisher's gold-pictorial full vellum, top edge gilt, others untrimmed; yellow silk ties; mild rubbing and wear to vellum; Limited to 1000 numbered copies for sale in Great Britain and Ireland, this is copy #857 signed by Rackham; with 40 color plates mounted on heavy brown paper with lettered tissue-guards and 30 drawings in black and white; shelved case 14.
London: R. Faulder, New Bond Street; And J. Egerton, Whitehall, 1794. Quarto, xvi, 183 pages, VG; beautifully bound in an elaborate full morocco-gilt Kelliegram binding, featuring an eight-color morocco inlaid cover portrait to the front board and a seven-color morocco inlaid cover portrait to the rear; rebacked with spine preserved; mild bumping to corners, slight rubbing to spine; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt; gilt Kelliegram signature stamped to the rear board's lower turn-in; With 57 plates, some aquatint, one folding; The front inlay is Count Viviani, from plate 3, page 34, the rear inlay is from plate 1 page 25.; Consignment; shelved case 3.
Mexico: Carral y Carral, 1945. First Edition. Elephant Folio; VG; The complete folio set of frontispiece, 52 playing cards and three jokers. boards have interior water staining, not impacting text; The illustrations are generally in G+ or better condition, with the 7 of spades having a small closed tear and some water-damage to the edges of some plates; A full description of each cartoon is written on the interior of the boards; LH consignment; shelved case 11.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914 (nd). First Edition. Quarto; VG; Blue boards and spine with gilt lettering and designs; Minor wear to the edges, some bumping at the corners; Pictorial end papers; Some age toning to the pages, but interior is bright and clean; All tipped in color plates (25) are present with descriptive tissue guards; mild and hard-to-see signs of repair to gutters of endpapers; LP Consign; Shelved Case 14, Dupont.
London and Glasgow: Collins, 1942 . First Edition, Third Printing. Quarto, xv, 290; VG/G; spine black with yellow and red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; dust jacket has numerous chips, primarily to head and tail of spine, closed tears to hinges, upper edge of front cover, small chip missing to upper edge of front cover; art studio name written to rear pastedown; small bookseller sticker to front pastedown; stamp for 'Coffin & Company" top top edge of text block; INSCRIBED on frontispiece by Walt Disney to a Jim; BL consignment; shelved case 3 or 11.
London: Henry Colburn, 1827. Extra-Illustrated Edition. Octavos, 9 volumes; VG; bound in half blue calf with blue cloth boards, paneled spines with gilt lettering and titling; top edge of text blocks gilt; marbled endpapers; unsigned binding; all volumes have very mild wear, primarily to corners, mild cracking to some hinges; volume 3 has a small hole in the head of the spine; extra illustrated with 650 portraits and 70 views; inlaid pages; with separate title page for the nine volumes in addition to the inlaid title pages; mild scattered foxing; scarce; Shelved above Middle East.
Paris: Henry Creuzevault, 1953. Limited Edition, #15/140. Folio (10" x 15"), 52 leaves in 26 signatures in original paper folded cover (covered in a glassine protective wrapper); Fine; Bound in cloth sleeve covered in paper with a box enclosure. Number 15 of 140 copies, on Rives paper. Printed by Janine Daragnès on May 11, 1953. With 21 original etchings by Buffet, including 7 full page and 3 double-page, plus one on cover; plus a separate suite of 23 drawings, including 3 double-page drawings. Limited edition reissue of 1939 work, with illustrations by Bernard Buffet (1928-1999), signed by Giono and Buffet, with a foreword by Pierre Bergé.; shelved case 11.
A Amsterdam [i.e. Barbou, Paris]: 1762. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in unsigned period gilt morocco, triple gilt rules to boarders, flower stamps to corners, paneled spines with two black labels with gilt titling, elegant gilt to remainder; gilt dentelle border to doublures; marbled endpapers; bookplate to front pastedowns; lacking half-titles; wide margins; With a remarkable group of elegant engravings, including: Two frontispieces by Fiquet, after Rigault and Vispre; 53 vignettes and culs-de-lamp by Choffard; and 80 full-page plates after Eisen by - Aliamet, Baquoy, Choffard, Delafosse, de Longueil, Flipart, Le Mire, Lempereur. Leveau, Ourvrier, et. al; With 'Le cas de concience' and "Le Diable de Papefiguiere" in the decouvertes state; MW consignment; shelved case 3.
Philadelphia: D. Rice and A. N. Hart, 1855. Third Octavo Edition. Octavos, three volumes; VG; bound in full red morocco, elegant gilt; no binder's mark; paneled spines with gilt titling in two panels,,gilt to remainder; all edges of text block gilt; all hinges strong, rear gutter of volume one open, entire binding separated front text block of volume 2, front gutter of volume 3 open; very mild rubbing and wear, primarily to corners; with all 120 beautifully colored lithographic plates, three tinted frontispieces finished by hand, 117 hand-colored plates; interiors clean; slight occasional foxing or wear to plates; some plates trimmed at lower edge, as is usual for the tall plates; CO consignment; shelved case 1.
Circa 1915-1947. The following original draft drawings and paintings by Marco Montedoro are being offered as a collection. They include original graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor paintings on paper and artist's board spanning the career of Marco Montedoro as a set and costume designer. The archive is a comprehensive representation of his professional career in Europe and the United States. Before he died, Montedoro gave his collection to his close friend Hella Arensen (ne Aronson), a German Jewish newspaper artist who emigrated from pre-war Nazi Germany to New York. Since Montedoro's death, the collection has remained in the Aronson family. Most images are signed by Montedoro, with an average size of 11" x 14", and are in varying condition. A full photographic gallery of this collection is available upon request. Montedoro's family of musicians considered him a child prodigy and sent him in his teens to Paris to study drawing and painting. He worked as an artist in Paris until 1913, when he became the artistic director of the Berlin Metropole. During WWI, he designed posters for Italian theaters and cinemas. Following the war, Montedoro returned to Paris to design costumes for the Palace, Ambassadeurs, Moulin Rouge, and Folies Bergère, including a 1927 show featuring Josephine Baker. During this period he also designed productions in Milan, Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Poland. In 1930, Montedoro relocated to New York City and designed for the Schuberts, including the 1941-1942 Broadway production of La Vie Parisienne. From 1932-1947, Montedoro worked alongside Vincinte Minelli designing sets and costumes for Radio City Music Hall, where Montedoro became head designer. Montedoro's genius is featured om Angelo Luerti's 2006 book 'Non Solo Erté - Not Only Erté, Costume Design for the Paris Music Hall 1918-1940.