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MARTIN, John (illus.); MILTON, John. The Paradise Lost of Milton.
London : 1827First edition in book form, a handsome copy of the more desirable large plate issue. John Martin's Paradise Lost maintains a strong claim to be the finest illustrated edition of the poem ever produced.
Already famous as an artist for his bold and melodramatic paintings, Martin was commissioned by Septimus Prowett to turn his talents to Milton.... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 145395
LE ROSSIGNOL, Ethel. A Goodly Company.
[London : First edition of this scarce, privately published work which beautifully presents the psychedelic spirit paintings of the Argentinian-born medium and automatist Constance "Ethel" Le Rossignol (1873-1970). During the 1920s and early 1930s Le Rossignol painted a series of 44 psychic works - the "Goodly Company" series - which she insisted were the true... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 135609
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT - L'ASSIETTE AU BEURRE. La peine de mort.
Paris : 1907First edition of the visually compelling and famously anarchic illustrated French satirical journal's issue on the death penalty. Published weekly from March 1901 to October 1912, L'Assiette au Beurre eventually totalled 594 issues, each composed of full-page black and white and colour illustrations by a variety of artists, tackling current events and... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 119341
BURNE-JONES, Edward. The Flower Book.
London : 1905First 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£12,500.00
Stock Code: 146476
CHRISTMAS - VIZETELLY, Henry (printer). Christmas with the Poets:
London : 1851First 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£650.00
Stock Code: 145978
WILDE, Oscar; BEARDSLEY, Aubrey (illus.) Salomé.
London : 1894First edition in English, one of 500 trade copies. This edition was the first to feature Beardsley's striking illustrations, however, some of his designs were withheld from publication and not issued until 1907. "If Le Morte Darthur 1893 made Beardsley known, his designs for the first edition in English of Wilde's Salomé made him notorious, and it... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 143966
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£375.00
Stock Code: 143391
RUSKIN, John. The Seven Lamps of Architecture.
London : 1849First 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£750.00
Stock Code: 142792
CASANOVA DE SEINGALT, Jacques - WEGENER, Gerda (illus.) Une aventure d'amour a Venise.
Paris : 1927First edition thus, first printing, number 226 of 414 copies printed on velin d'arches paper, of a total print run of 500. The text is extracted from Casanova's memoirs describing his relationship with "M. M.", a nun from the convent at Murano. This edition is beautifully illustrated by Gerda Wegener, likely using her wife, Lili Elbe as a model.
Gerda... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 145168
BARNEY, Natalie Clifford (her copy); ROUVEYRE, André (illus.) Mort de l'Amour.
Paris : 1911First and only edition, inscribed on the half-title to the Amazon of Paris "à Natalie Clifford Barney, imperturbable, André Rouveyre"; number 928 of 1000 copies on papier d'Arches, from an edition limited to 1010 copies only. Rouveyre seems to have been liberal with his inscriptions, but this is a superb Parisian association.
The Paris-based... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 145003
VALENTINE'S DAY. Collection of poetic Valentine's Day Cards.
[USA : 1870-1900]A charming collection, in remarkable condition, of eight poetic Victorian Valentine's Day cards, exemplifying the popularisation and commercialisation of the romantic uses of poetry in this period, and the creation of what we know as the Valentine's Day card today.
The Valentine's Day card phenomenon can be accredited largely to two key players:... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 143932
VEGETIUS RENATUS, Flavius. De re militari libri quatuor.
Paris : 1553Fifth Wechel edition, the fourth illustrated, of the Scriptores rei militaris (The writers of the art of war), which gathers the work of four Roman authors, Vegetius, Frontinus, Aelianus, and Modestus. The superb woodcuts were copied from Heinrich Steiner's 1529 Augsburg edition and first used by Wechel in 1532. This copy carries an appealing ancien... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 145044
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.
London : 1951Deluxe edition, number 305 of 500 copies. This is the one-hundredth edition of Grahame's timeless classic, which was originally published in 1908, with just a frontispiece, by Graham Robertson. Rackham's illustrations for the text first appeared in the Limited Editions Club edition of 1940, and it was the last work he illustrated. "During his last illness... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 107331
BRANGWYN, Frank (illus.); LANE, Edward William (trans.) The Thousand and One Nights;
London & Philadelphia : 1896First Brangwyn edition, signed limited edition, number 55 of 100 large paper sets, with an extra suite of Brangwyn's 36 plates, numbered 3 of 100 sets of proofs on Japan vellum, signed by the publisher on the limitation page of the portfolio and the first volume. We were unable to trace another set including the suite of proofs. Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 144790
PONIATOWSKI, André, Prince (ed.) Revue Franco-Américaine.
Paris & New York : 1895First edition, first volume, one of the 45 copies on Japon Imperial paper which were sent to the world leaders of the time, including both the French and the American presidents, the Pope, and Queen Victoria, as listed on the colophon.
This elite magazine aimed to be the "intellectual hyphen between the old and the new continents" (avant-propos)... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 138956
GREENAWAY, Kate. Almanack for 1883[-1895].
London : 1883-95A straight run of Greenaway's delightful Almanack series, lacking only the final issue (1897, issued by a different publisher; none was issued in 1896).
Greenaway was one of the great illustrators of the Victorian era, in influence and popularity the most significant female illustrator of that period. Her style is immediately recognizable, and... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 145495
CRUIKSHANK, George. Fairy Library.
London : [1853-54]A lovely set of first editions, in the original wrappers, with the following issue points:
1. Hop-O'My-Thumb with two out of three points: with the rear wrapper reading "Preparing for Publication", and the rear free endpaper pasted to rear wrapper.
2. The History of Jack & the Bean-Stalk with two of the five points: the "Jack climbing... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 138092
FLINT, William Russell. The Song of Songs which is Solomon's.
London : 1909First Flint edition, number 248 of 500 copies printed on handmade paper at the Riccardi Press, with a further 17 printed on vellum, this one of a few issued in the deluxe full vellum binding. The Song of Solomon is certainly the most erotically charged passage of the Bible.
Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969), was described by Charles Wheeler,... Learn More£900.00
Stock Code: 145321
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
London : 1837First edition, bound from the original monthly parts, in a very handsome binding by the leading British bookbinders Bayntun-Riviere, and delightfully extra-illustrated with the full suite of Frederick Pailthorpe's 24 additional illustrations which were issued in 1882, retaining the front wrapper of that publication with the publisher's presentation... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 145656
BEWICK, Thomas. A History of British Birds.
Newcastle : 1809Third edition; originally published as two separate works in 1797 and 1804. Roscoe notes that the paper used for this edition, although "very thin and rather poor", was "from the point of view of an artist anxious to show his work to the best advantage, more satisfactory than most of the papers previously used - it took an excellent impression from... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132533
CHAGALL, Marc. Lithographe.
Paris : 1960-86First editions in French, first printings, of the catalogue raisonné of Chagall's lithographic work, a monumental feat of publishing which took more than two decades to complete. The series was also published in English the same years. Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 145471
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol.
London : 1915First trade edition, in the publisher's special deluxe binding, the rarest of all the various original bindings. This copy is the first issue with the frontispiece mounted on white paper and the date printed on the verso of the title page. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 144940
BURNE-JONES, Edward (illus.); MacLAREN, Archibald. The Fairy Family.
London : 1857First edition, in an attractive custom binding in notably bright condition. This work features Edward Burne-Jones's first book illustrations, done while still at Oxford and published anonymously at his own request. This copy appears to have been bound for the liberal politician and medieval scholar Allan Heywood Bright (1862-1941) with his and his brother's... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142951
KELMSCOTT PRESS: CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted.
London : 2002Limited Folio Society facsimile edition of the Kelmscott Chaucer, number 307 of 1,010 copies.
The most ambitious and magnificent book of the Press, "The Kelmscott Chaucer is not only the most important of the Kelmscott Press's productions; it is also one of the great books of the world. Its splendour can hardly be matched among the books of the... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 145397
KEYNES, Geoffrey. William Blake's Illustrations to the Bible: A Catalogue.
Clairvaux, France : 1957Limited edition, copy V of 20 copies with additional proof states of the frontispiece at rear and bound in full morocco, out of 506 copies in total.
A fine copy of this grand book, here from the Garden collection of Haven O'More, with his black morocco monogram book label to the front pastedown. One of the greatest book collectors of the latter... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 145346
WILDE, Oscar; BEARDSLEY, Aubrey (illus.) Salomé.
London : 1894First edition in English, one of 100 large paper copies. This edition was the first to feature Beardsley's striking illustrations, however, some of his designs were withheld from publication and not issued until 1907. "If Le Morte Darthur 1893 made Beardsley known, his designs for the first edition in English of Wilde's Salomé made him notorious, and... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 144068
SIRÉN, Osvald. Early Chinese Paintings.
London : 1938Limited edition, number 294 of 750 copies, inscribed by A. W. Bahr on the limitation page: "the 18th September 1958. To Marjorie Phelps Starr, every good wishes for your gifted appreciation and understanding of the great Chinese pictorial art. With great hopes for your own personal expressions. Sincerely your well wishing friend O. W. Bahr Ridgefield,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 145347
BLAKE, William - GRAY, Thomas. William Blake's Water-Colour Designs for the Poems of Thomas Gray.
London : 1972First edition thus, first impression, number 90 of 352 copies, from an edition limited to 518, all printed on Arches pure rag paper made specially to match that used by Blake.
In this extravagant tour de force Blake used Gray's poems, the printed text mounted on a large sheet, as the jumping off point for characteristically epic and imaginative... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 145352
TAYLOR, Bayard (ed.) Picturesque Europe.
London : 1875-9First issue in book form, originally published in 60 parts from 1875 to 1879. A very handsome production, the first two volumes on the British Isles, the latter three on the rest of Europe; the lavish illustrations depict natural wonders alongside notable and rustic architecture, often highly romanticised. Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 145358
LEAR, Edward. A Book of Nonsense by Derry Down Derry.
[London : 1856?]Second edition, rare - "virtually unfindable" according to Ray - and here preserving the original boards, judiciously restored. The second edition contains three illustrations not present in the trade edition, and which have never appeared since. This copy with an interesting provenance.
The book was presented to the novelist Amy Dillwyn (18451935)... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 144461
SPIELMANN, M. H., & G. S. Layard. Kate Greenaway.
London : 1905First edition, first impression, of the first Greenaway biography, reverential yet also very readable, and including the earliest attempt at a checklist of her writings. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 144670
HOUSMAN, Laurence (illus.); ROSSETTI, Christina. Goblin Market.
London : 1893First Housman-illustrated edition, trade issue. This fantastical narrative poem, which was first published in 1862 with illustrations by Christina's brother Dante Gabriel, has eluded classification, having been interpreted variously as a feminist tract, a capitalist critique, an allegory for drug addiction, and a children's story.
The illustrator... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 144448
PROUST, Marcel. Les plaisirs et les jours.
Paris : 1896First edition, first printing, of the first book published by Proust before his rise to stardom, in an attractive art déco binding by the French bookbinder Max Fonsèque (1891-1965), and superbly illustrated by the society-painter Madeleine Lemaire (1845-1928).
Some of the poems and short stories in this work had appeared in print from 1892... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 144631
DULAC, Edmund (illus.); ROSENTHAL, Léonard. The Kingdom of the Pearl.
London : First English signed limited edition, number 37 of 100 copies signed by the artist, retaining the scarce jacket. Rosenthal was a famed Parisian jeweller who personally commissioned Dulac's illustrations; they first appeared in the French edition of the same year. "Dulac's plates, truly genius, do much to bring a fanciful touch to the otherwise stark... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 144344
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.
London : 1951Deluxe edition, number 323 of 500 copies. This the one-hundredth edition of Grahame's timeless classic, which was originally published in 1908, with just a frontispiece, by Graham Robertson. Rackham's illustrations for the text first appeared in the Limited Editions Club edition of 1940, and it was the last work he illustrated. "During his last illness... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 110662
CHEVREUL, Michel Eugène. Exposé d'un Moyen de Définir et de Nommer les Couleurs
Paris : 1861First edition of the Atlas volume of Chevreul's pioneering treatise on colour theory, which was intended for artists as much as scientists, and which came to influence the Impressionists and Pointillists; retaining the original binding, and scarce thus.
Chevreul's "colour studies made him one of the most influential scientists of the nineteenth... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 143524
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation.
London : 1931Signed limited edition, special issue, number 2 of 14 copies for presentation issued with an original signed pen-and-ink and watercolour sketch by Rackham, here depicting Izaak Walton being served a fish on a plate, and in a specially commissioned luxury binding decorated in gilt with tools designed by the artist. The signed edition was limited to 775... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 142427
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
London : Limited edition of 1,130 copies. Unusually, Rackham did not sign this limited edition, as he was out of the country while it was in preparation. Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 107351
NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); WILSON, Romer, ed. Red Magic.
London : 1930First edition, first impression - preceding the first US edition by a year - of the final work that Nielsen was to fully illustrate, in the very uncommon dust jacket. Red Magic is the last in a series of three collections of fairy tales arranged by Florence Wilson, using her pseudonym Romer Wilson. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 143244
THOREAU, Henry David. Walden
London : 1927Signed limited edition, number 52 of 100 copies numbered and signed by the artist, each printed on English handmade paper, with the plates on Japanese vellum, each with an additional woodcut signed by Daglish (in the present copy laid in opposite 198, the facing page captioned "There, too, the turtle-doves sat"). Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138573
TWEEDIE, W. K., Rev. The Rivers and Lakes of Scripture.
London : 1857First edition of this delightful and uncommon book, presented here in a remarkably bright example of the most attractive original cloth binding. The majority of views are of Jordan, but there are also landscapes in Syria, and near the Tigris and Euphrates. This is a fine example of Victorian book production, included by Bamber Gascoigne in his Milestones... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 144152
LAW, John; PIOSSENS, Chevalier de. Mémoires de la Régence de S. A. R. Mgr. le duc d'Orléans, durant la minorité de Louis XV, Roi de France.
Amsterdam : 1729First edition of a history of the regency in France during the minority of Louis XV, charting all the political and financial upheavals of the duc d'Orléans regency, with much information on John Law and his system between 1715 and 1723. It was published simultaneously at The Hague.
Stock Code: 140575
RADCLYFFE, Charles W. Memorials of Shrewsbury School
Shrewsbury : 1843First edition of this handsome depiction of Shrewsbury School in the early Victorian period, here a presentation copy from the publishers to a contributor, with a presentation letter mounted to front free endpaper: "Messrs Sandford & Howell beg to thank Mr. Pagett (?) for the kind assistance, which in conjunction with Dr. Kennedy (?), he has rendered... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 143980
DEVAMBEZ, André. Douze eaux-fortes.
Paris : 1915First and sole edition, number 116 of 150 copies only, title page and each plate signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. Inevitably highly uncommon, this quite superb suite of plates can trace its lineage to those more famous series on a similar theme by Jacques Callot and Goya.
André Devambez (1867-1944) originally studied with his father... Learn More£1,600.00
Stock Code: 142725