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Nursery Land Favourites

By: N/A

Price: $350.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Nister: N.D.

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1012J2


Inv. #1012J2. (EN # 2059) Chromolithograph of Little Red Riding Hood on cover; chromolithograph of "There was a Little Man frontispiece. All other illustrations black & white. This is one of Nister's famous children's books, printed in Bavaria on good paper. Published by Nister in London and E.P. Dutton in New York.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall View more info

Three Little Pigs Altemus' Wee Books For Wee Folks

By: N/A

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Phila., PA, Henry Altemus Company: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 453D


Inv. #453D. Cloth with illustration of pig treed by wolf on cover. Front flyleaf torn at outer edge, not affecting illustration. ; Forty Illustrations in color; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 96 pages View more info

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Messages and Papers of the Presidents (A Compilation) Published by Authority of Congress 1899, James D. Richardson, A representative from the State of Tennessee

By: N/A

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: D.C., Bureau of National Literature: 1912

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 1172B


Inv. #1172B. Eleven volumes. Bound in 3/4 leather over marbled boards, gilt decorations and lettering on spine. President's seal on front boards. Teg. Outstanding condition. Volume X of this set continues through the presidency of William Howard Taft and has the important eleventh volume, The Index to all of the previous volumes. ; 8vo; 8145 + Index pages; Beginning with Volume I, the formation of the government, and the Presidency of George Washington, through Volu... View more info

The Heroines of Shakpeare

By: N/A

Price: $475.00

Publisher: London & New York, the London Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: P-070120B


Inv. # 070120B. Full light brown leather designed to appear 3/4 with large gold-stamped portrait of Shakespeare on front boards. All edges gilt. The work "compris[es] the principal female characters in the plays of the great poet. Engraved in the highest style of art, from drawings by eminent artists. With letterpress extracts from the text, in English and French; and critical essays on each of the characters." The book is close in looks to Inventory # P-070... View more info

The Song Celestial, or the Bhagavad Gita

By: Arnold, Sir Edwin

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay: 1934

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: P-041122


#P-041122. Black cloth, with silver illustrated cover. ; B&W Illustration s; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 135 pages View more info

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The Light of Asia

By: Arnold, Sir Edwin (Pogany, Willy, Illus.)

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay: 1932

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: V-050710


Inv. # V-050710. Black cloth with silver cover and illustration by Pogany.; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall View more info

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

By: Barrie, James M. (Rackham, Arthur, Illus.)

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1908

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: RW050910


Inv. # RW050910. Green cloth cover with illustration of Peter Pan riding a goat gold-stamped on front cover. Gold stamped title on front cover and spine. Fifty-one tipped-in color illustrations by Rackham, consisting of frontis plus 50 numbered illustrations. All tipped-in illustrations are mounted on thick brown paper at end of text, with titles of illustrations on tissue guards.; Color Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall View more info

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Kasidah of Haji Abdu El Yezdi Translated and Annotated by His Friend and Pupil, Sir Richard Burton

By: Burton, Sir Richard

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Phila., PA, David McKay: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1293


Inv. #1293. Burton, a British explorer & orientalist, used the pseudonym Haji Abdu El Yezdi, for this work of visionary poetry that he created. Introduction by Dhan Gopal Mukerji, The black hardcover binding has a splendid image of one of Pogany's illustrations surrounded by a silver border. The Pogany designs are quite erotic and fanciful. Handsome copy. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; Signed by Illustrator View more info

The "Pop-Up" Terry & the Pirates ("Shipwrecked")

By: Caniff, Milton

Price: $550.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL., Pleasure Books, Inc.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: V-051010


Inv. # V-051010. Illustrated cardboard cover. This book was one of many pop-up books published by Pleasure Books of Chicago, which trade-marked the term "Pop-Up," and most of which were based on popular cartoon characters. The book contains three pop-ups in color, all of which work, and many black-and white illustrations by Caniff. ; Pop-Up; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall View more info

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: $385.00

Publisher: NY, E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1929

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: P-040731


Purple cloth cover with gold-stamped illustration of Alice and the White Rabbit on front. Colored endpapers featuring scenes from the book. Pogany's delightful black-and-white line illustrations present Alice as a definite child of the '20's, including bobbed hair and a mid-thigh length checked skirt, knee sox, and a "sailor" blouse.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 192 pages View more info

The Carmina of Catullus

By: Catullus (Burton & Smithers, Tr.)

Price: $350.00

Publisher: NY, Privately Printed: 1928

Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition

Seller ID: 1381B


#1381B. No. 375 0f 750 copies. Brown cloth boards with tan buckram spine. Publisher's black leather label on spine. Top edge stained brown, all other edges untrimmed. "The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus, Completely Englished into Verse and Prose, the Metrical Part by Captain Sir Richard F. Burton, and the Prose Portion, Introduction and Notes Explanatory and Illustrative by Leonard C. Smithers; Including the Latin Text of Catullus." Privately printed fo... View more info

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The Adventure of the Peerless Peer

By: Farmer, Phlip Jose

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Aspen Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 4147B-26


Inv. #4147B-26. First edition of this classic Sherlockian pastiche featuring Holmes and Lord Greystoke (aka Tarzan) battling German agent Von Bork (of "His Last Bow") in Africa in 1916. Farmer was the "American Agent for the Estates of Dr. Watson, Lord Greystoke, David Copperfield, Martin Eden, and Don Quixote." An exceptional copy of this important book that will appeal to collectors of Sherlockiana, Tarzaniana, Farmer, and Science Fiction.; Small 8vo... View more info

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Salmagundi

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $2,250.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, Casanova Press: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1023D


Inv. #1023D. One of 525 numbered copies. Includes "Ultimately," a poem by Ernest Hemingway, on the back outside cover. Illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of Faulkner. These short pieces, with one exception, first appeared in the Double Dealer Magazine.Fine in publisher's original tan thick paper wrappers, title printed in red and black on front cover. Publisher's slipcase slightly worn.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall View more info

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The Diary of a Young Girl (Het Achterhuis)

By: Frank, Anne (Goldyne, Joseph Illus.)

Price: $3,000.00

Publisher: West Hatfield, MA, Pennyroyal Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: JS-MA


#JS-MA. Limited edition. This is #76 of 350 copies. An exquisite edition of Anne Frank's moving diary, bound in full grey Morocco leather, with title ("Het Achterhuis") blindstamped on front and on spine. Published in 1985 by the Pennyroyal Press with Jewish Heritage Publishing. Contains 10 plates by Joseph Goldyne, each with tissue guard. The plates are in several media, including hardground etching, softground etching, aquatint, and dry-point. The text f... View more info

The Daily Express Children's Annual (No. 2)

By: Giraud, S. Louis (ed.)

Price: $950.00

Publisher: London, The Lane Publications: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: V-060122


Inv. # V-060122. Pop-Up book with 6 intact, fully operational pop-ups. The Daily Express produced one of these Annuals each year for several years in the early '30's. They boasted that "All the Coloured Pictures rise up in model form" because they could not call the pictures pop-ups as that term was trademarked by Blue Ribbon Books in the United States for its books. The spine is newly laid down, but the front and rear boards are intact. ; Pop-Up; 8vo 8" - ... View more info

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Faust

By: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

Price: $550.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1908

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: V-040706


Inv. #V-040706. Red cloth with gilt titles on Front Board and Spine. Translated by Abraham Hayward. Thirty color illustrations by Pogany, along with numerous black and white drawings.; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Translated by Abraham Hayward View more info

The Old Man and the Sea

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1952

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 1226J


Inv. #1226J. First Edition, first printing with an "A" on the copyright. Bound in 3/4 maroon morocco over marbled boards. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 139 pages; Five bands on spine with title and elaborate decorations in gilt. View more info

The Complete Plays of Henry James

By: James, Henry

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1291E


Inv. # 1291E. Bound in full blue leather by Bayntun of Bath, with marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Elaborate gilt decorations on spine. Stated first edition. Edited by Leon Edel. Illustrated with photgraphs. ; 8vo View more info

Elihu Root

By: Jessup, Philip C.

Price: $420.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1177E


Inv. # 1177E. 2volumes, 3/4 red leather over marbled boards and endpapers. T.E.G. Root was Teddy Roosevelt's second secretary of state, as well as a secretary of war and a senator from New York. The book is ex-library. ; 8vo View more info

Jack the Giant Killer "Pop-Up" Book

By: Lentz, Harold B.

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: New York, Blue Ribbon Books: 1932

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 1483


Inv. # 1483. Pop-Up book with 4 pop-ups, stiff cardboard pages and extremely rare intact dust jacket repeating design on boards. Full-color illustration of Jack the Giant Killer on front boards, and dragon on rear boards. Contains four stories, with one pop-up illustration per story: "Jack the Giant Killer", "Jack and the Bean-Stalk", "Little Red Riding Hood", and "Sleeping Beauty". All four pop-ups are intact and in working order. An exce... View more info