Nürnberg: Verlegung des auxtoris Gedruckt bey Johann Ernst Adelbuler, 1731. Folio; G; bound in faded red cloth, faded titling to front cover; moderate wear, including fraying to corners, spine largely detached, remnants of cloth ties to boards; With title page, 42 pages of text in German, 14 maps of the celestial sphere, 77 terrestrial maps; all celestial and 73 terrestrial maps hand-colored contemporaneously; lacking allegorical frontispiece engraved by Casper Luyken and the portrait of Charles VI in black and white; the backs of the majority of maps with a child's drawings, majority in pencil, some crayon, circa 1880, very sparse pencil to the maps themselves; some scattered repair; title page missing the lower fore corner, does not impact text; With a fully global collection of maps, including the constellations, both the Copernican and Tychonic models of the orbits, maps of both hemispheres, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Maps of North America do include the names of some Native American Tribes. Interestingly, the maps are inconsistent as to whether California is an island. The title vignette is a map of the world as seen from above the north pole, includes California as an island. All maps with emblematic cartouches and ornamented with engravings.; consignment; shelved map case.
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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.
London; Paris: J. Dodsley; De L'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1789. A unique collection of both the original French and the English translation of the famed novel, together with an awe-inspiring collection of proofs before letters by esteemed French artists. Three volumes housed in a custom three-part black and red leather box, gilt titling to spine, box solid, some wear and cracking; Paul et Virginie is bound in full burgundy morocco, triple gilt rules to boards, spine with gilt titling and tooling, all edges of text block gilt, marbled endpapers, bookplate to front endpaper; Unsigned binding, but early invoice states it was bound by Derome., Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1789. with half-title, 12mo., xxxv, 243 pages, with 4 black and white plates, foxing to plate edges; "Prix, papier vélin d'Essone, 6. liv."; Both volumes of Paul and Mary are bound in matching full green morocco with elegant gilt tooling, paneled spines similarly gilt; all edges of text blocks gilt; doublures burgundy morocco with matching design to boards, embroidered silk endpapers facing doublures, marbled endpapers following; incredibly tight binding; bookplate to marbled endpaper; Bound by Chambolle-Duru with their gilt stamp to front doublure; London: printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, ; With an Autograph Letter Signed by Saint-Pierre, addressed "Au Citoyen Le Danois" (André Bazile Le Danois de La Soisière), a member of the Council of Ancients. Measuring ~9 x 6.7 inches (~23 x 17 cm.), with integral address leaf attached. Small tear to upper left corner where seal was attached, small archival repair to upper right corner, neither impacting and writing. Four Postal stamps present on integral address leaf. Actual text is 25 lines in Saint-Pierre's hand, responding to a letter by Le Danois about a meeting, countering his proposed date of the 8th with the 10th. He then goes on to discuss how he was tricked by a man that he had not seen for 20 years, as well as by a young woman. He defends himself that he in no way was compromising the interests of the Republic. The letter is dated "Paris, ce 7 ventose an 7" ( February 26th, 1799); With invoice circa 1895 from E. F. Bonaventure, with a handwritten description of the three volumes in purple ink. "Unique copy in an exquisite Binding by Chambolle extra illustrated with rare set all proofs before letters" "1. Set of proofs by [Achille] Devéria 2. Set of proofs by Corboald 3. Set of proofs ??? 4. Set of proofs Medallions in color 5. Set of proofs Medallions [in color] by Dutailly [Guyot sculp] 6. Set of proofs by Desenne 7. Set proofs by [Jean-Michel] Moreau 8. Set proofs by [Tony] Johannot 9. Set proofs by Corboald (small) 10. Set proofs by Lery[?] 11. Set proofs by [Jean-Antoine-Valentin] Foulquier 12. Autographed Letter In All 70 Plates, All proofs" Shelved case 0.
New York: George R Lockwood, ND [1870?]. Early Edition. Quarto; VG-; 334 pages; Tooled leather with gilt titling on spine, raised bands; VOL. 2 ONLY; Full color plates intact, protected by tissue guards; Gilt edges; Sewn-in silk bookmark; Marbled endpapers; Bookstore bookplate on front pastedown; Scuffing and some fraying to the edges of the boards and spine; Bumping/fraying to the corners; Some foxing to the edges of the text block; Toning to pages as typical; PS Consignment, shelved case 10.
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.
New York: Century Co., . Limited Edition, #25/150. Large Quarto, 159 pages; VG; bound in white cloth, gilt pictorial and titling; top edge gilt; front gutter beginning to weaken; wear to the edges of the boards as well as some minor soiling; With frontispiece, 12 color tipped in plates mounted on heavy paper with captioned tissue-guards, 1 black and white tipped in plate mounted on heavy paper with captioned tissue-guard, 85 black and white illustrations; Variant of the British Limited Edition, this version intended for sale in the United States. The title page is largely identical, with the publisher and place changed, and the binding is also largely identical with the publisher changed on the spine and the windmill on the real cover not present. This variant also has one additional tipped in plate, a black and white illustration entitled 'Little Bo-peep'; Edition limited to 150 numbered copies, of which this is number 25. Signed by Rackham on the limitation page; LC consignment; shelved case 14.
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.
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: 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.
Paris: Durand Ainé, Marcand D'Estampes, 1832. Quarto, unpaginated; VG; bound in 3/4 red calf, marbled boards; gilt stamping and titling to spine; head and tail both have some glue repair, head with drop of glue showing, chipping to head and tail of spine' some rubbing and wear to binding; bookplate to front pastedown; with 70 beautifully colored plates, some mild foxing, primarily to edges; list of plates bound in rear; MW consignment; shelved case 11.
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: Chez H. Agasse, 1805. 7, 114 plates; G; bound in full period tree-calf, paneled spine with two labels with gilt titling, gilt to panels; patterned endpapers; Page 7 and 'Addidion a l'explication des planches' both excised, trimmed on all edges, and loose within; Composition et Expression 1 (planche double) excised but present, Dessin 13 excised but present, Dessin 38 excised and missing, Gravure 8 excised and missing, Sculpture en Bois 1 excised, cut into pieces, with some pieces present; with 114/116 plates; shelved case 4.
London: Nattali and Bond, 1855. Ninth Edition. Octavos, 3 volumes; VG; all volumes bound uniformly in unsigned full polished brown calf, paneled spines with gilt tooling, 2 green labels with gilt titling; housed in a custom slipcase, lined inside, cloth cover, both sides covered in marbled paper; all volumes with very light and mild wear, primarily to hinges and corners; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers; bookplate to front pastedowns; light scattered foxing; The Tour of Doctor Syntax has 31 hand-colored etched plates, The Second Tour with 24 hand-colored etched plates, and The Third Tour with 25 hand-colored etched plates.; 80 color illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson in total, including 3 frontispieces and two second title-pages with vignettes (Second title not present or called for in volume two); The title page calls for 81 plates, but the second title of volume two was never made; shelved case 0.
London: Heinemann, 1921. Limited Edition, #460/550. Quarto; VG; Bound in full leather by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with gilt lettering and designs; Raised bands on spine with titles in gilt; Satyr design on front board in leather and gilt; All edges gilt; End papers have been repaired at the gutters; Binding tight; Text block toned but free of marking; All illustrations guarded by tissue with text. Previous owners small bookplate on interior of rear end paper, gift inscription by previous owner in pen; Book is SIGNED by Rackham on the limitations page and numbered 460 of a limited edition of 550. LP Consignment; Shelved case 14.
West Plains MO: Russ Cochran, 1976, 1977, 1984. Limited Editions, #1959/2000. Quartos, 3 volumes; VG; bound in publisher's matching white burlap, gilt lettering to spines, brown leather labels with gilt lettering and color illustrated inlays to front covers; housed in publisher's dark brown slipcase with gilt lettering to spine; spines with mild rubbing and wear, boards with mild toning; Publisher's letter in volumes 1 and 2; all 3 volumes have matching limitation numbers, #1959/2000; profusely illustrated with hundreds of illustrations; with illustrations by J Allen St John, John C Burroughs, Morris Gollub, Hal Foster, Burne Hogarth, Frank Schoonover, Roy Krenkel, Reed Crandall, and Frank Frazetta; shelved front table.
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: 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 14.
Londres [i.e. Paris?]: 1779. Octavo, , 182 pages; VG; bound in period red morocco, rebacked with paneled gilt spine preserved; some wear to boards; text bock gilt; marbled endpapers; front pastedown with two bookplates and an old catalogue description; With a half-title and an additional engraved titlepage; illustrated with 29 plates inset, including the 'petits pieds' plate; The imprint is false; probably printed in Paris.; shelved case 3.
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.
New York: E. Weyhe, 1956. Limited Edition, #78/225. Octavo, unpaginated. VG; bound in publisher's beige basket weave cloth, housed in G+ black slipcase; slipcase with some wear, primarily to edges of open ends; lacking original glassine; with thirty-one original wood block and linoleum plates; This book is designated copy 78 out of 225 and signed by Max Weber on the limitations page; 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.
1840 - c.1860. Octavo, ; VG; bound in full pebbled green calf with gilt, paneled spine with gilt stamping and titling, marbled endpapers; bound by Riviere with their stamp; mild rubbing to hinges; Contains 12 original pen-and-ink drawings of a baby, each captioned and surrounded in a cartouche. Each leaf is mounted in the binding. Date presumed 1840 - c.1860, based on the binder's stamp; A unique collection of private baby drawings; shelved case 0.
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: Brentano's, . First Edition. Quarto, 317 pages; VG-; spine brown with black lettering and Clarke figure; full binding of gray cloth with black lettering and design; spine discoloration due to age; mild shelf wear; pasted down illustration on cover torn and lifted at lower right; pages poorly cut; back hinge split; mild foxing; pages and plates clean; last four pages uncut, numerous pages in the middle uncut; with 16 tipped-in color illustrations and 24 black and white printed illustrations; shelved case 14.
Lausanne: Andre Gonin, 1943. Limited Edition, #159/174. 136 pages plus indices. Text in French. Small folio, loose-bound in salmon-colored wraps with black title and device on front, housed in a protective outer cover of paper-covered cloth boards with a gilt title on the spine. Included are 21 original engravings, 11 of which are full-page. The volume is signed by the engraver and the publisher (André Gonin), and is a limited edition (edition number 159/174). Condition: Very Good. There is some loss of paper covering at the joints of the outer cover, along with water staining at bottom left and general light marking and discoloration. The inner wraps have a 1 ¼ in. split to the bottom front joint and very minor wear to the corners and the head of the spine. The text block shows light age-toning and some foxing to pages, especially at the fore-edges. Dimensions 11.125 x 15 x 1.25 inches Shelved case 11.
1845. Oblong folio, 24 plates; G; bound in quarter dark green calf, marbled paper boards; some wear and rubbing to binding; contains Plan de la Ville de Rome 1845, followed by 23 plates by Alessandro Moschetti; mild foxing to plates; The 23 plates are: Tempio della Concordia, Tempio di Antonino e Faustina, Tempio della Pace, Tempio di Venere e Roma, Avanzi del Foro di Nerva, Arco di Gallieno, Portico di Ottavia, Avanzi del Teatro di Marcelllo, Arco di Giano Quadrifronte, Tempio di Vesta, Arco di Druso, Sepolcro di Cecillia Metella, Piazza del Popolo, Trinita di Monti, Fontana di Trevi, Piazza Colonna, Foro Trajano, Piazza della Minerva, Piazza Navona, Basilica di S. Ma. Maggiore, Pantehon di Agrippa detta la Rotonda, Interno del Pantheon, Campidoglio; RR consignment; shelved above mythology.
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; shelved case 10.
New York: Harpercollins, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, unpaginated; VG/VG; full binding of printed paper; spine black with red and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear; signed flat at title page by Aldrin and Minor; pages clean; EF consignment; shelved Case 1.
London: The Tate Gallery, 1978-1981. First Edition. Quarto, 4 vols.; VG/VG-; full bindings of red cloth; spines gray with light labels, and black lettering; mild shelf wear; dust jackets protected with mylar coverings; mild shelf wear to upper and lower edges of dust jackets; contains black and white, and full color illustrations; pages clean; shelved above Native American History.
London: George Virtue, 1840. First Edition. Quartos, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in three quarter green leather, purple cloth boards, paneled spines with ox-blood labels and gilt titling; some rubbing and wear to binding, including bumping to corners, scraping to leather; with 119/120 plates, lacking the map; very mild foxing to some plates, as usual; edges of text block marbled; shelved above front case.
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; mild sun-fading to spine, some rubbing and wear to boards and spine, including head and tail of spine beginning to chip; foxing to pastedowns; boards bowed; gift inscription to recto of frontispiece; 10 tipped-in color plates, including frontispiece, some with light foxing; green endpapers; shelved case 14.
London: Marcus Ward & Co., 1875. First Edition. Octavo, 140 pages; VG-; spine brown with gilt and black lettering and design; spine cocked; full binding of brown cloth; front cover decorated with black and gilt tooling, and illustrated panel; mild shelf wear; missing chips from crown and tail of spine; mild soiling to covers; hinges split; binding else sound; fingerprint stains on half of pages; contains six tipped-in full color plates; previous owner's name on half title; contains original advertisements; 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: The Trianon Press for The William Blake Trust, 1954. Limited Edition, #395/1600. Octavo, unpaginated; VG; bound in quarter tan calf, gilt titling to spine brown speckled paper-covered boards; top edge gilt; Housed in matching brown speckled paper-covered slipcase, tan calf edge; mild rubbing, primarily to spine, calf edges of slipcase; gift inscription to sfep; Printed on Arches pure rag paper, which was made to match what Blake originally used, and watermarked with his monogram; shelved case 0.
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001. Limited Edition, #244/1000. Square quarto, 132 pages; VG in VG slipcase; bound in black cloth, gilt titling to spine; mild shelfwear; Signed by both Greg and Tim Hildebrandt on the limitation page, #244/1000; large fold-out poster bound in rear; shelved front table.
New York: J. S. Redfield, 1847. Quarto, 112 pages; G; quarter bound in black cloth; spine has gold panel lining; binding has heavy wear, spine has severe cracking and detachment, with chunks missing at the top and bottom, has tearing along the sides; boards have bumping and fraying along the edges, have heavy discoloration small stain marks throughout; pages have severe age toning, have minor detachment at the front and back hinges, have minor foxing along the fore edge; shelved case 12.
London: Folio Society, 1998. Collector's Edition. Quarto, 151 pages; VG; in VG- burgundy slipcase; full binding of mustard cloth; spine with silver lettering; mild shelf wear to slipcase; small red stains to front of slipcase; mild shelf wear to book; upper edge stained burgundy; contains full color illustrations; pages clean; shelved Alcove Two.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1915. First Edition. Quarto, 134 pages; VG; spine blue with gilt lettering and design; full cloth binding of light blue book cloth; mild fading to spine; mild soiling at head of spine; back hinge split; gilt design on front cover; 18 tipped-in color plates; pages clean; shelved case 14.
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.
Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2013. First Edition, Second Printing. Quarto, 315 pages; VG/VG; spine is gray with black lettering; dust jacket has minor shelf wear and creasing along the top and bottom edges; binding has minimal shelf wear, has minimal detachment on the inner spine; contains several fold out illustrations, pages clear; shelved front table.
New York: Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1917. First Edition. Octavo, 250 pages; VG-; full binding of red cloth; spine with gilt lettering; mild shelf wear and soiling; small closed tear at crown of spine; bumping to corners; slight shredding to corners; illustrated end papers; foxing throughout; contains black and while illustrations, and tipped-in full color plates; pages else clean; shelved Case 14.
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 finger-staining and sparse pencil; illustrated throughout with 10 chromolithographs depicting some of the birds mentioned in the book; shelved case 4.