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Bindings and library sets of rare books from Peter Harrington. From children's books to ancient literature, you'll find first editions, fine bindings and autographed sets across hundreds of authors.

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  1. The Origin of Species.
    DARWIN, Charles. The Origin of Species.

    London : 1906

    A handsomely bound copy of what is widely accepted as the most important biological book ever written. Learn More

    Stock Code: 142181

  2. A Season in Hell.
    MAPPLETHORPE, Robert (photo.); RIMBAUD, Arthur. A Season in Hell.

    [New York] : 1986

    First edition of this translation by Paul Schmidt, limited to 1,000 numbered copies signed by both Schmidt and Mapplethorpe; with the original 4-page long "Limited Editions Club Letter" loosely inserted.

    First published in 1873, this prose poem was finished in a frenzy after the break-up of Rimbaud's relationship with Verlaine who shot him with... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139013

  3. Imitation de Jésus-Christ.
    KEMPIS, Thomas à. Imitation de Jésus-Christ.

    Paris : [c.1917]

    A very attractively bound French-language edition of the Imitation of Christ, the supreme Catholic popular devotional work.

    Mainly composed of aphorisms and maxims advocating humility, resignation and abnegation, this work has known the greatest number of impressions, after the Bible. "This little book never left me, in summer in my pocket, in... Learn More

    Stock Code: 147626

  4. The Cenci.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Cenci.

    [Livorno,] Italy : 1819

    First edition, one of 250 copies only, of Shelley's verse tragedy which proved an unexpected publishing sensation, despite its action being far too lurid for the London stage. It is scarce in commerce - the second London edition (the only second edition of his own Shelley lived to see) is the one more usually met with.

    Shelley had been fascinated... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144510

  5. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    DULAC, Edmund (illus.); ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen.

    London : 1911

    Signed limited edition, number 249 of 750 numbered copies signed by Dulac. Learn More

    Stock Code: 147448

  6. A Shropshire Lad.
    HOUSMAN, A. E. A Shropshire Lad.

    London : 1926

    First published in 1896. A particularly attractive binding of Housman's influential poetry collection. Learn More

    Stock Code: 147569

  7. Dernier voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde,
    ZIMMERMANN, Henri. Dernier voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde,

    Berne : 1783

    Second edition in French, following the first edition in French of 1782, both translated from Reise um die Welt mit Capitain Cook (Mannheim, 1781), with additional notes not included in the original, the type reset for the present edition.

    Johann Heinrich Zimmermann (1741-1805) sailed on HMS Discovery on James Cook's third voyage to the Pacific... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146898

  8. Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
    JEANNIOT, G. (illus.); LACLOS, Choderlos de. Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

    Paris : 1914

    First edition thus, sole printing, number 182 of 200 copies on vélin du Marais paper with Jeanniot's illustrations in two states. First published April 1782; Laclos reputedly said of this controversial epistolary novel: "I resolved to write a book which would create some stir in the world and continue to do so after I had gone from it". Learn More

    Stock Code: 145356

  9. The Holy Bible.
    BIBLE; English. The Holy Bible.

    London : 1857

    A standard mid-century Victorian Bible elevated by a delightful handmade covering of patterned silk; the gift inscription to the front free endpaper reads, "Edward N. J. Ridley, June 28th 1858, With Papa & Mama's love, & earnest prayers that God will bless to him the reading of His Holy Word".

    The recipient, Edward Nicholas Touchet Ridley (1849-1879),... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146800

  10. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.

    London : 1837

    First edition, bound from the original parts, in the rare primary publisher's trade binding of plum coloured full morocco. Upon completion of the publication in parts, Chapman and Hall issued The Pickwick Papers in book form in cloth for 21s., half-morocco for 24s. 6d., and the present full morocco with gilt edges for 26s. 6d. (Patton, p. 326).

    They... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138130

  11. A Parallell betweene Robert late Earle of Essex, and George late Duke of Buckingham.
    WOTTON, Sir Henry. A Parallell betweene Robert late Earle of Essex, and George late Duke of Buckingham.

    London : 1641

    First edition. "These notices of Wotton's two chief Patrons are his most valuable contribution to the History of his own Times" (Hannah, p. xvii).

    The author and diplomat Sir Henry Wotton (1568-1639) entered, in 1594, the service of Robert Devereux (1565-1601), second Earl of Essex, as his agent and secretary, supplying intelligence of affairs... Learn More

    Stock Code: 140752

  12. Candide.
    VOLTAIRE, François-Marie Arouet de. Candide.

    London : 1898

    First edition thus, number 36 of 100 large paper copies on Japanese vellum with an extra set of "en-têtes" in orange, from a total edition of 600 copies only. This major 18th-century philosophical conte was first published in French in 1759. Learn More

    Stock Code: 146513

  13. Fables de La Fontaine.
    DORÉ, Gustave (illus.); LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Fables de La Fontaine.

    Paris : 1867

    First Doré edition in book form, deluxe issue, with the extra plate "Les devineresses" in vol. 2. It was published simultaneously in London, after a serialized publication from November 1866. This is a superb copy, with illustrations from "one of the most popular" and "greatest of all illustrators" (Ray, 327-28).

    During the period of this book's... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146397

  14. The History of the Arabians,
    DE MARIGNY, François Augier. The History of the Arabians,

    London : 1758

    First English edition, originally published at Paris in 1750, decidedly uncommon and presented here in an attractive period binding. This is an important history, covering the period from the foundation of Islam down to the death of the last Abbasid caliph Al-Musta'sim (reigned 1242-1258), executed following the Mongol sack of Baghdad.

    The Abbé... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144269

  15. Letters on India.
    GRAHAM, Maria. Letters on India.

    London : 1814

    First edition of this attractive supplement to Graham's Journal of a Residence in India (1812), similarly based around her own travels, and "extending her account of the culture" of India (Robinson). A pretty copy of a surprisingly uncommon work, less than a dozen locations on WorldCat.

    "Written solely with the design of being useful to such... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142796

  16. Operum.
    OVIDIUS NASO, Publius; HEINSIUS, Nicolaas (ed.) Operum.

    Amsterdam : 1658-61

    Second Heinsius edition of Ovid's works, which was first published in 1652 and which constituted the basis for the 1713 edition by the Dutch classical scholar, Petrus Burman (1668-1741). This is an attractive set in contemporary binding and with an interesting provenance.

    This copy is from the library of the Scottish slave-trader, merchant and... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146736

  17. Le Mouvement Physiocratique.
    WEULERSSE, Georges. Le Mouvement Physiocratique.

    Paris : 1910

    First edition, first printing, of this fundamental thesis on the origins of physiocracy, the French economic theory defining economic wealth by the value of land agriculture and development, starting in 1756 when Quesnay produced his first articles.

    This in-depth analysis stops at the year 1770, English translation "because that is the last... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146525

  18. In der Strafkolonie.
    KAFKA, Franz. In der Strafkolonie.

    Leipzig : 1919

    First edition, first impression, in the deluxe binding. One of 1,000 copies of Kafka's short story set in an unnamed penal colony which he wrote in October 1914.

    The "relatively long time span between composition and first publication is due in part to Kafka's dissatisfaction with the original conclusion of the story", however, "Kafka revised... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146205

  19. The Antiquarian Itinerary, comprising specimens of Architecture, monastic, castellated, and domestic;
    [STORER, James Sargant.] The Antiquarian Itinerary, comprising specimens of Architecture, monastic, castellated, and domestic;

    London : 1815-18

    First edition. Storer "devoted himself to the production of works on topography and architecture, the plates in which, drawn and engraved by himself on a small scale, were distinguished for extreme accuracy and beauty of finish" (ODNB). Learn More

    Stock Code: 145218

  20. The Most Striking Events of a Twelvemonth's Campaign with Zumalacarregui, in Navarre and the Basque Provinces.
    HENNINGSEN, Charles Frederick. The Most Striking Events of a Twelvemonth's Campaign with Zumalacarregui, in Navarre and the Basque Provinces.

    London : 1836

    First edition, a very smart set in period calf of this signal and elusive eyewitness account of the First Carlist War (1833-40), Henningsen serving with the Carlist forces under the charismatic Basque officer General Tomás de Zumalacárregui, known affectionately to his troops as "Tio Tomás".

    The Edinburgh Review described it as "full of entertainment... Learn More

    Stock Code: 141304

  21. The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.
    SMITH, Charles, & Walter Harris. The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.

    Dublin : 1744

    First edition of The Antient and Present State, here combined unusually with the first London edition of its parent work, A Topographical and Chorographical Survey, presented in a very well preserved plain period binding.

    Charles Smith (c. 1715 - 1762), the moving force behind this important book, could be described as an Irish John Aubrey,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 141048

  22. Memories of Seven Campaigns.
    THORNTON, James Edward. Memories of Seven Campaigns.

    Westminster : 1895

    First edition, the dedication copy, with a two-page note from the author to Col. Arthur Egerton, comptroller of the household of the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, expressing the hope that the Duke will "be pleased to accept the volume now forwarded through you". A wonderful High Victorian military association copy, in a superlative presentation... Learn More

    Stock Code: 81512

  23. The Kings Maiesties declaration to his subiects, concerning lawfull sports to bee vsed.
    SPORTS. The Kings Maiesties declaration to his subiects, concerning lawfull sports to bee vsed.

    London : 1633

    First edition thus, Charles I's re-issue of his father King James I's proclamation of 1618 of the sports and games that were allowed on Sundays. Allowing new activities, the proclamation antagonized the Puritans (who desired a total ban on all sports on the Sabbath) and was burned by the common hangman in 1643. Learn More

    Stock Code: 146944

  24. De rerum natura.
    LUCRETIUS CARUS, Titus. De rerum natura.

    Paris : 1744

    A handsomely bound copy of the Latin text of Lucretius' radical work On the Nature of Things, a philosophical poem written to explain Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience in the 1st century BCE, "with a view to abolishing superstitious fears of the intervention of the gods in this world and of punishment by the gods in an afterlife" (Slavitt).

    It... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146640

  25. The Book of the Thousand and One Nights
    POWYS MATHERS, E. (ed.) The Book of the Thousand and One Nights

    London : 1923

    First edition thus, limited issue, number 177 of 750 copies on antique paper; there were also 1,500 copies printed on Bond paper. This privately-printed edition of the Arabian Nights was translated into English by Edward Powys Mathers (1892-1939).

    Mathers's translation influenced a number of modernist writers, including W. B. Yeats, who "admired... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146289

  26. The Works.
    LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. The Works.

    Boston & New York : 1886-1904

    A handsome set of Longfellow's poetical works is in eleven volumes: prose works in two volumes, Dante's Divine Comedy in three volumes, and the author's Life edited by Samuel Longfellow in three volumes. Learn More

    Stock Code: 138119

  27. Les pseaumes de David,
    TORTOISESHELL BINDING - PSALMS. Les pseaumes de David,

    Amsterdam : 1730

    First Dusauzet edition of David's psalms in French, in an elegant tortoiseshell binding. Learn More

    Stock Code: 141080

  28. The Complete Works.
    FLAUBERT, Gustave. The Complete Works.

    New York and London : 1904

    The Mazarine Edition, number 173 of 750 sets. An attractive set of Flaubert's collected works. Learn More

    Stock Code: 145329

  29. The Works.
    POE, Edgar Allan. The Works.

    New York : 1903

    The Autograph edition, one of a limited edition of 150 numbered copies signed by the editors and publisher on the limitation leaf. The set collects all of Poe's works together with a biographic memoir and six volumes of literary criticism. Editors Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry were both well-known poets, literary critics, and scholars.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 103856

  30. The Professor at the Breakfast-Table;
    EMBROIDERED BINDING - HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. The Professor at the Breakfast-Table;

    London : 1860

    First UK edition, in a superb arts and crafts embroidered binding, matching its distinguished botanical provenance.

    This copy bears the later pictorial bookplate of the rare books collector and philanthropist, Cornelius John Hauck (1893-1967), a Cincinnati businessman who referred to himself as "a gardener, first and foremost" (Libby Lackman,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146269

  31. List of the Flag-Officers of His Majesty's Fleet.
    NAVAL. List of the Flag-Officers of His Majesty's Fleet.

    London : 1786

    A delightfully bound volume containing two rare early registers listing officers in the service of the Royal Navy in 1786, including, of course, 28 year-old Captain Horatio Nelson, commissioned to the rank 11 June 1779. Designed to be used, and frequently updated, few copies lasted long, a light scatter of them surviving institutionally.

    The... Learn More

    Stock Code: 141378

  32. The Desert of Sinai: Notes on a Spring-Journey from Cairo to Beersheba.
    BONAR, Horatius. The Desert of Sinai: Notes on a Spring-Journey from Cairo to Beersheba.

    London : 1857

    First edition. This is an engaging account written in journal form of an expedition around the Sinai Peninula in 1856. Contemporary reviews were highly favourable: "it may serve as a model of the style in which works of this kind ought to be written" (The Eclectic Review); "Dr Bonar seems to excel equally in accuracy of observation, and in cordial appreciation... Learn More

    Stock Code: 140933

  33. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy.
    SINATRA, Frank - KENNEDY, John F. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy.

    Washington, DC : 1962-1963-1964

    First editions, first printings. From the library of Frank Sinatra, his name in gilt to each front cover. An outstanding memorial to one of the most remarkable relationships in modern political history and the two men who stood at the nexus of glamour and power in mid-20th century America.

    The relationship between the singer and JFK has been... Learn More

    Stock Code: 135154

  34. The Idiot.
    DOSTOEVSKY, Fydor. The Idiot.


    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published between 1868 and 1869. Learn More

    Stock Code: 98365

  35. Ulysses.
    JOYCE, James. Ulysses.

    Paris : 1922

    First edition, first impression. One of 750 copies printed on handmade paper, this number 811. Of the edition of 1,000 copies, in addition to the 750 copies on handmade paper, there were 100 signed copies on thicker Dutch handmade paper numbered 1-100 and 150 large paper copies on vergé d'Arches numbered 101-250. Learn More

    Stock Code: 96666

  36. The Works.
    GALSWORTHY, John. The Works.

    London : 1923

    The Manaton Edition. Signed Limited Edition. Limited to 530 sets and signed by author. Learn More

    Stock Code: 86480

  37. Nelson's Encyclopaedia.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA. Nelson's Encyclopaedia.

    [London : c.1910]

    A lovely set in 25 volumes, including a dictionary and an atlas volume, all in a handsome custom cabinet.

    Learn More

    Stock Code: 79184

  38. Taps at Reveille.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, first printing. Learn More

    Stock Code: 72885

  39. Q. Horatii Flacci, quae supersunt, recensuit et notulis instruxit Gilbertus Wakefield.
    HORACE. Q. Horatii Flacci, quae supersunt, recensuit et notulis instruxit Gilbertus Wakefield.

    London : 1794

    A striking copy of Horace's works, in the original Latin, "a very elegant and correct edition" (Dibdin). With the booklabel to the front doublures of literary journalist and author Charles Whibley (1859-1930), on whose recommendation T. S. Eliot was appointed to the editorship of Faber and Gwyer. Learn More

    Stock Code: 146814

  40. Almanach des Dames pour l'an 1819.
    ALMANACK. Almanach des Dames pour l'an 1819.

    Tübingen & Paris : 1818

    First edition of this handsomely bound early 19th century French ladies' almanac. It includes explanations of the pictured artworks, biographies of Joan of Arc and Blanche de Castille, numerous poems, excerpts from academic discussions on religion and other topics, and fragments from classical literature. This is a superbly preserved copy. Learn More

    Stock Code: 146460

  41. The Flower Book.
    BURNE-JONES, Edward. The Flower Book.

    London : 1905

    First edition, number 76 of 300 copies, initialled "F.A.S." (Fine Art Society) on the limitation page.

    Burne-Jones (1833-1898) "began the series for his own pleasure in 1882, as a rest from more laborious work", and worked on the 38 roundels over the subsequent 16 years (Introduction). The roundels do not depict the flowers themselves, but were... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146476

  42. The Arabian Nights Entertainments.
    SCOTT, Jonathan (trans.); LALAUZE, Adolphe (illus.) The Arabian Nights Entertainments.

    London : 1883

    Deluxe limited edition, number 91 of 150 copies. A finely bound set, attractively illustrated by the French etcher Adolphe Lalauze (1838-1906), who was acclaimed during his lifetime as "one of the most skillful original etchers of the modern French school" (Hamerton, p. 212).

    Lalauze's Arabian Nights illustrations appeared first in an 1881 edition... Learn More

    Stock Code: 146079

  43. Christmas with the Poets:
    CHRISTMAS - VIZETELLY, Henry (printer). Christmas with the Poets:

    London : 1851

    First edition, in the attractive publisher's gift binding, of this Christmas treasury. "In 1851 Vizetelly printed, and Bogue published, a notable gift book, Christmas with the Poets, which, it has been suggested, 'must have contributed considerably to the popular revival of the 'Old Christmas' atmosphere'" (Ruari McLean, "Victorian Book Design and Colour... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145978

  44. Arabian Tales: or a Continuation of the Arabian Entertainments.
    HERON, Robert (trans.) Arabian Tales: or a Continuation of the Arabian Entertainments.

    Edinburgh & London : 1792

    First edition in English. Comprising volumes V to VIII of the eight-volume "Arabian nights entertainments" series, this set is complete in itself and handsomely bound in contemporary calf.

    The first Western translation of The Thousand and One Nights was produced by Antoine Galland, who included tales of his own making, and published between... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145718

  45. The Poetical Works.
    WORDSWORTH, William; Thomas Hutchinson (ed.) The Poetical Works.

    London : 1908

    A beautifully bound copy of the Oxford Edition of Wordsworth's poems with charming floral details. Learn More

    Stock Code: 145357

  46. A Song of the English.
    ROBINSON, W. Heath (illus.); KIPLING, Rudyard. A Song of the English.

    London : [c.1914]

    A handsome copy of Kipling's classic, with Robinson's superb illustrations. "This poem originally appeared in The English Illustrated Magazine, May, 1893, prior to its inclusion in The Seven Seas" (Livingston, p. 74), three years later, from which this edition is reprinted. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143391

  47. Poems (Second Series).
    DICKINSON, Emily. Poems (Second Series).

    Boston : 1891

    First edition, first printing, deluxe issue (Myerson's variant binding A) of Dickinson's second book, posthumously published in the year immediately following the first collection, and printed in a total run of 960 copies.

    Her poetry was first published in 1890, four years after her death, due to the efforts of Mabel Loomis Todd, a friend of... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145750

  48. [The novels and short stories.]
    WAUGH, Evelyn. [The novels and short stories.]

    London : 1928-57

    First editions, first impressions, of all of Waugh's full-length novels, from Decline and Fall (1928) to Unconditional Surrender (1961), and his volume of short stories, Mr. Loveday's Little Outing and other Sad Stories (1936). Learn More

    Stock Code: 144844

  49. Memoirs of the Court of England.
    JESSE, John Heneage. Memoirs of the Court of England.

    Boston : [c.1900]

    Artistique edition. Limited to 50 numbered copies for England and America of which this is number 30. A particularly handsome set.

    This set was specially bound and printed for Effingham Buckley Morris, the great Philadelphian financier and President of Philadelphia's Girard Trust Company.

    Learn More

    Stock Code: 144860

  50. The Works.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Works.

    London : 1937-39

    The Sussex Edition, number 14 of 525 sets signed by the author in volume I, this set in notably attractive condition. In his last years Kipling gathered existing material to create "this great retrospective work... the Sussex Edition of his works, undertaken by Macmillan as a monument to one of the firm's most profitable authors" (The Letters, p. 231).

    "The... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143836

  51. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights entertainments, now entituled the book of the Thousand Nights and a Night
    BURTON, Sir Richard Francis. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights entertainments, now entituled the book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

    Benares : 1885-88

    First edition thus, one of 1,000 copies only, in an attractive Riviere binding. Often considered Burton's most enduring work, this translation is somewhat explicit, as are some of Burton's notes.

    The Kamashastra Society was Burton's vehicle to avoid prosecution, which would have been likely if this work had been published in an open edition.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143343

  52. The Seven Lamps of Architecture.
    RUSKIN, John. The Seven Lamps of Architecture.

    London : 1849

    First edition of the first of Ruskin's works to carry his name and the first to be illustrated. This copy is extra-illustrated with a later portrait of Ruskin as frontispiece.

    His purpose was to "both secularize and make protestant the movement of the Gothic revival, drawing it away from the Roman Catholic influence of August Wegin Pugin" (ODNB).... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142792

  53. Sonnets.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. Sonnets.

    Leipzig : 1910

    First Rowohlt edition, one of five copies printed on vellum, finely bound by the influential German binder Carl Sonntag jun. (18831930), who was instrumental in the emergence and development of the German book art movement which preceded the First World War.

    He trained as a binder in the early 1900s in France and the UK, including at the workshop... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139564

  54. The Memoirs.
    CASANOVA DI SEINGALT, Jacques. The Memoirs.

    London and New York : 1928

    A very handsome set of the memoirs of the great libertine, one of a stated edition of 330 unnumbered sets (other sets are known with an edition limitation of 660). The text uses the translation of the Welsh mystic and author Arthur Machen, first published in 1894, with an introductory essay by the pioneering sexologist Havelock Ellis, taken from his... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138632

  55. [Complete set of Jeeves and Wooster titles.]
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. [Complete set of Jeeves and Wooster titles.]

    London : 1919-74

    First editions, first impressions, of the complete set of Jeeves and Wooster titles from the first collection, My Man Jeeves (1919), to the last story, Aunts Aren't Gentlemen (1974), and including the short story collections in which Jeeves and Wooster appear alongside other characters, all in their first London editions. Learn More

    Stock Code: 133030

  56. A History of the American People.
    WILSON, Woodrow. A History of the American People.

    New York : 1902.

    The Alumni signed limited edition, number 222 of 350 numbered copies signed by the author. Wilson's monumental narrative history of the United States from settlement to 1900, which he completed at Princeton in the early summer of 1902, a few months before he was sworn in as President of the University by a unanimous vote. A highly appealing set. Learn More

    Stock Code: 126327

  57. The Shakespeare Head Brontë.
    BRONTË, Charlotte, Emily & Anne. The Shakespeare Head Brontë.

    Oxford : 1931

    Large paper issue of the Shakespeare Head edition of the novels of the Brontë sisters, number 41 of 500 copies of the American issue, the whole edition having been equally divided between Great Britain and the USA, extremely scarce in the attractive publisher's binding.

    These handsomely produced collected works include two of the most power... Learn More

    Stock Code: 86989

  58. Across the River and Into the Trees.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Across the River and Into the Trees.

    New York : 1950

    First edition, first printing. Learn More

    Stock Code: 68482

  59. Prothalamion & Epithalamion.
    SPENSER, Edmund. Prothalamion & Epithalamion.

    Boston : 1902

    First edition thus, first impression, number 16 of 400 numbered copies, from an edition limited to 419 copies designed by Bruce Rogers for the Riverside Press, two years after his appointment as head of the Department of Special Bookmaking, and a notably early publication featuring the involvement of this great book designer. This is a highly attractive... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145313

  60. De l'Amour.
    STENDHAL. De l'Amour.

    Paris : 1924

    First Kieffer edition, in a striking Kieffer binding, number 50 of 50 copies on japon, from an edition limited to 1050 copies only, of this art deco edition of Stendhal's great study of love, which was originally published in 1822.

    In De l'Amour, known in English as On Love, Stendhal shared his concept of "crystallization" as "the process whereby... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145085

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