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1 AVE MARIA
Washington, D C Commissariat Of The Holy Land Franciscan Monastery 1936 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcovor book without a dust jacket. The book is beautifully illustrated in a handsome cover. The binding is tight, bright, and clean. There is a former owner bookplate done in calligraphy and ver appropriate to the content. There are no other marks or writing. The pages are all very crisp and clean. With gilt floral decoration and borders and the title in a handsome font. All the pages are of quality, glossy heavy stock paper. Each page has a floral and symbolic border in wonderful color. The book contains the Lord's Prayer, Ave Maria, Hail Holy Queen repeated in various languages with the script of the language including Asian, Arabic, Pacific Island, Eastern and Western Europe, Native American, African and more. There is an Explanation of Symbols and Descriptive Index of Languages. Gift condition. There is a see-through, removable acetate cover around the covers (no adhesive) . ; 4to; 202 pages 
Price: 145.00 USD
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2 LES NOUVEAUX MAGASINS DU "PRINTEMPS" Edite Par Le Printemps a L'Occasion De L'Inauguration De Ses Nouveaux Magasins
Paris Nouveaux Magasins Du Printemps 1924 First Edition Flexible covers Illustrated by Drian 
This is a program souvenir for the inauguration of the store after reconstruction in 1924. There are seven full page illustrations by the artist Drian in black and white and a preface and tribute - comments by Laguionie & Cie. , H. Gordon Selfridge, M. Jean-Louis Audoyer, and M. P. Vanginot. The illustrations are back to back with the text. There is a double spread in the center with a wide view of the exterior of this striking architectural building. The other illustrations are of very stylish shoppers and employees and one is a view of two woman on the terrace with the cupola in the background. The pages are bound portfolio style and enclosed in a faux leather cover made from heavy paper smoothed to provide gloss and then embossed to represent a faux tooled design.. There are three shapes in green and black ink - a border band which surrounds a diamond shape band which then surrounds a circular design. The back ground color is a yellow beige. Nearly all the surface is covered to replicate a leather tooled binding. The pages are all crisp and clean, however there is a remnant of a rust stain on the first two pages at the top right corner that has the shape of a round paper clip. There may have been business cards secured to the top edges. The faux leather cover for the portfolio has visible wear at the top and bottom of the spine. The card stock backing board is exposed, i. E. , the corners are missing. . The front corners and edges have a touch of wear. The covers are clean. There are no marks or writing on the pages or the portfolio cover. ; Folio; 16 pages 
Price: 88.00 USD
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3 NEW YORK (VICTORIAN PHOTO ALBUM VIEW BOOK)
Flexible covers 
This is a photographic gift book of New York. There are 62 small photographs of scenes in New York that look like photographs, but many are photographs of prints which has been reworked to look like glossy photos. They have been printed in a rich sepia toned ink. The images are of various places, buildings, and landmarks in the horse and buggy days as well as elevated railroads. The opening photo is a miniature bird's eye view of Manhatten with Brooklyn and New Jersey spread across both pages - tiny, but clear. There are sailing and steam ships on the rivers. The look of New York of that period is captured and the variety of photos is encompassing - Cotton Exchange, Hebrew Orphan Asylum, High Curve Elevated Railroad, Grand Central Depot. The cover is a finely pebbled cloth - tan brown with a subtlely blind-stamped floral bouquet design and a banner title with the title New York and a sillouette of the Statue of Liberty. The gilt that was once on the cover has faded. The covers are thin. There is edge wear and a touch of soil. The interior is clean and bright. And without wear. The pages are in a folding accordian display. There is dime size damage on two pages (both sides of a double spread) where the pages stuck and the top layer of ink has lifted. The 62 images are on 12 pages with 3 to 6 photos to a page. It's a charming booklet. There is no publishing history. ; 8vo  
Price: 110.00 USD
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4 POPULAR WOODCUTS Xviiit & Xixth Centuries Catalogue 35
London Birrell & Garnett First Edition Softcover 
This is a catalog of a London bookseller displaying books and broadsides containing woodcuts in the categories of "fables, juvenile books, song sheets and toy theatres". The emphasis is on many woodcut artists including Bewick and Cruikshank. There are 2 pages including the front and rear of the back cover. The catagog is illustrated with one woodcut facsimiles on each printed page. Heavy beige paper was used for the cover - it has a stapled binding. Tight, bright, generally clean. No marks or writing. There is the beginning of darkening at the edge of the spine. There is a corner crease on the front bottom cover. Delightful art. ; 8vo; 24 pages 
Price: 39.00 USD
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5 SWORD & BLOSSOM POEMS II
Tokyo T. Hasewaga 1908 First Edition Softcover 
This is a softocover book of poetry with original woodblack illustrations and cover. There is a hand black cover on fine crepe paper for the cover. The book is bound using folded paper and then bound. There are verses and illustrations related to 10 Blossom Songs and 5 Sword Songs. The Blossom Songs date from (no later than) 906 AD and the Sword Songs are more recent. The cover and interior are all art work from the calligraphy to the woodblacks in soft colors. The cover design is what appears to be leaf shapes falling down on or lfloating on water. Each poem has original art. The work was translated by Shotaro Kimura and Charlotte M. A. Peake. The covers are clean, the binding is tight . There is a former owner name in pencil on the front end paper. Delicate and fine, original work. ; 8vo; 30 pages 
Price: 70.00 USD
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6 THE LADIES' GARLAND, AND FAMILY MAGAZINE; CONTAINING MORAL TALES, ANACDOTES, POETRY, ETC. Original and Selected Music, Engravings, Etc. , Etc.
Philadelphia, PA J. Van Court First Edition Hardcover 
This book contains two volumes of The Ladies Garland and Family Magazine bound in one (binding) . Volume 10, July to December 1846 and Volume 11 from January to June, 1847. The book is 3/4 dark brown leather and pebbled cloth covers. The end papers are marbled in a complimentary design. There are eight hand-colored floral and bird engravings and a number of black and white steel engravings and mezzotints throughout. The spine is titled Ladies Garland and Volume 10. There is decorative gilt as well. The covers have some scuffed corners with some breakthrough of the leather. There is a slight loss of cloth at the fore-edges on the book. There is a small label of a Rochester, NY bookstore on the upper corner of the front end paper. There is a name and place (Laurence, KS) in pencil on the first blank page. There is another name in pencil on the title page. There is another or the same Lawrence, KS name on the verso of the end paper in pencil, plus some very, small words in pencil. The binding is tight, Except for the scuffing, the covers are clean. , There are no marks on the end papers other than what has been described. The pages are fairly clean of smudges, with a touch of foxing throughout, a little heavier in spots. There is also some offsetting from the engravings. Most of the hand-colored engravings are covered in a fine tissue paper. There are some ink splatters on the last dozen or so pages. There is a short tear on the first blank page - repaired with Japanese tissue paper. One of the articles is titled "How to Reform a Husband". The quality of the coloring is good to very good, not as fine as in more dedicated floral books from the same time period. There are 192 pages in each volume. Charming. ; Vol. 10/11/2010; 8vo 
Price: 125.00 USD
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7 THE TIGER'S EYE 9 on Arts and Letters
New York, NY The Tiger's Eye Publishing Co. 1949 First Edition Softcover 
This is a periodical from October 15, 1949 in softcover. 144 pages of prose, drama, poetry, essays, comments, excerpts and many illustrations and photographs - some tipped in, some in color, otherwise black and white. This edition includes four photographs of paintings by Mark Rotho (Betty Parsons Gallery) and a paragraph statement by Rotho about his paintings. The Table of Contents for this edition is three pages long. There is a woodblock reprint by Anne Ryan titled "In a Street". Other names from this edition are Kenneth Rexroth, Edwin Honig, William Everson. ; Number 9; Vol. 1; 8vo; 144 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 (Cocteau, Jean) LE LIVRE BLANC
Paris Paul Morihien 1949 Third Edition Softcover Poor 
This is a softcover book in Johannet watermarked paper wrappers over paper covers. This book was once exposed to dampness on the lower edges and shows a (matching color tone) water line on the covers and most interior pages. The spine has been restored with matching colored art paper. The book now has a tight binding, strong hinges, otherwise clean covers and pages, and is without marks or writing. The book is illustrated in woodblock line drawings by Cocteau (bright blue ink was used) . This autobiographical work focuses on homosexual aspects of Cocteau's youth. Text in French. One drawing is within the text (3/4 page with text on the verso; there are three additional full page drawings with blank versos) . This is number 197 of a Limited Edition of 475, published by Paul Morihien in 1949.; 8vo 
Price: 295.00 USD
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POUR DON CARLOS , Benoit, Pierre
9 Benoit, Pierre POUR DON CARLOS
Paris Librairie Plon 1934 Softcover Illustrated by Pierre Broussard 
SIGNED by Pierre Broussard, illustrator. French style softcover book. Limited edtion, this is number 634 of 2200. There are twelve full page illustrations with tissue guards. This book is signed on the half title page by Broussard, one of the prominent Art Deco artists of France. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and was well known for the work he did for the fashion houses of Paris. The book would be fine except for faint soil on the back panel and a little wear at some edges. The interior is fine. Protected in a see-through, removable mylar cover. In French. ; 8vo; Signed by Illustrator  
Price: 115.00 USD
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10 Burnett, Virgil LE ROI S'AMUSE
Chicago, IL Pasdeloup Press 1966 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
SIGNED. This is a small softcover book inscribed by the author on the half-title page. The book is 19 papers, folded, enclosed in a paper cover and stapled. The book has line drawings in black ink as full page illustrations with some in the text. The book is very clean and still crisp, with a hint of discoloring at the spine. It has been well cared for. There are no other marks or writing. A small press gem. THe text is in English. ; 12mo; 38 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 55.00 USD
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11 Butler, Ellis Parker THE THIN SANTA CLAUS The Chicken Yard That Was a Christmas Stocking
New York, NY Doubleday, Page & Company 1909 First Edition Hardcover Illustrated by May Wilson Preston 
This is a small First Edition hardcover of 35 pages with two black and white illustrations by May Wilson Preston. The content is in dialect and is a Christmas story with humor. One of the two illustrations has also been used on the cover - pasted down on the book cloth. There is a light touch of wear at the top and bottom of the spine. Clean, except for a spot on the illustration. The interior, including the end papers, is crisp and clean - no marks or writing. Well cared for. There are two pages for 10 books from the publisher, Doubleday, Page, - titled Little Comic Masterpieces. Will come with a wrap around book jacket of archival mylar for a little protection against smudges and rubbing. ; 8vo; 35 pages 
Price: 69.00 USD
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12 Carl Larsson DAS HAUS IN THER SONNE
Taunus & Leipzig Karl Robert Langewische N.D. Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
This is a soft cover book with a dust jacket. It is a memorial to Larson who died in 1919. It is his story, illustrated with 16 reproduced paintings in color and numerous cartoons and drawings in black and white. The book has a little ripple at the bottom of the pages and a few pages show the edges of a damp stain. There is an old, small, tasteful bookstore label on the inside of the cover. The cover s are sharp and crips. The dust jacket for the soft covers has a chip at the bottom of the spine and some wear at the top of the spine. ; 8vo  
Price: 19.00 USD
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13 Carleton, Will FARM LEGENDS
New York, NY Harper & Brothers Publishers 1875 First Edition Hardcover 
This a handsome first editon hardcover book without a dust jacket. The book has brown cloth covers with beveled edges and a front cover with a blinded-stamped decorative desgin with black ink and a bright gilt. The title on the spine is also gilt, but less bright. The binding is tight; the inside hinge has been carefully reinforced. The end papers are coated brown and very clean without any marks or writing. The rear end paper is clipped on the corner. The interior pages are very clean. There is a former owner name and date on the first blank page. With black and white illustrations throughout. ; Engravings; 8vo; 131 pages  
Price: 35.00 USD
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THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK, Carroll, Lewis
14 Carroll, Lewis THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
London Macmillan and Co. 1876 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by Henry Holiday 
This is a First Edition hardcover book in a buff cloth binding with wonderfully illustrated covers and interior illustrations by Henry Holiday. The covers are blind-stamped with black ink fill. The end papers are black coated. There are 86 pages including a Macmillan advertisement for Lewis Carroll books. There are nine full page black and white line drawings by Henry Holiday. BOOK CONDITION: This handsome and well cared for book has a tight binding and is in very good to near fine condition. There are two small spots on the front cover that are not that noticeable because of the background color of the cloth. The corners are straight with a faint hint of bumping. The spine is complete with a bold title, slanted fonts, running up. The tips of the spine edges are curved in slightly. The black end papers have two small cut-outs from a catalog or newspaper composed in bookseller catalog format (British catalog - price in shillings) . They are tipped in near the spine. The hinge appears to have been neatly reinforced at some time. There are no marks or writing on the end papers except for a tiny graphite code on the rear end paper. The interior pages are all crisp and clean except for two small spots on two separate pages. There is a graphite price and code on the recto of the front end paper. All edges are a bright gilt. SLIPCASE: There is no jacket. This book has an acetate, see-through, removable cover and comes in a neatly made well fitting, clear, plexi-glass slipcase in nice condition. ; 8vo; 83 pages 
Price: 695.00 USD
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15 Contoski, Victor BROKEN TREATIES
Minneapolis, MN New Rivers Press 1973 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  Illustrated by Eriks Rudans 
This is a softcover book of poetry. The white background of the heavy stock paper cover is quite clean. The spine is tight and is uncreased. The book was ightly read, if at all. The interior pages are clean. There are no marks or writing. The book is illustrated in full page black and white line drawings. ; 8vo  
Price: 14.00 USD
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16 Creeley, Robert 1234567890
Berkeley, CA Shambala 1971 087773013x / 9780877730132 Softcover Illustrated by Arthur Okamura 
SIGNED This is a softcover book signed by Creeley on the title page. This book has flaws. There are several small spots on the covers and an unfortunate stain to the most edges of the lower corner (fore and bottom edge - not extending into the page - just the edge. The binding is tight and there is a slight rubbing of the color on the spine edges. There are no other marks or writing. The illustrations by Okamura are delightful black on white line drawings composed of small human figures. ; 8vo; Signed by Author  
Price: 35.00 USD
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17 De Angeli, Marguerite WHISTLE FOR THE CROSSING
Garden Cithy, NY Doubleday & Company 1977 0385115520 / 9780385115520 First Edition Hardcover Illustrated by Marguerite de Angeli 
This is a First Edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is tight, bright, clean. There are no marks or writing. The end papers are clean as are the pages and edges. The dust jacket has some short closed tears and some chipping at the corners. The price is clipped. Now protected in a new, archival, see-through, removable mylar cover. The front and back of the jacket is nicely illustrated in color. The interior illustrations are in black and white. ; 8vo; 107 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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18 De Gasztold, Carmen Bernos THE CREATURES CHOIR
New York Viking 1965 First American Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket  Illustrated by Jean Primrose 
This is a first edition hardcover with a dust jacket. It is tight, clean, and bright. The end papers and text are free of writing and marks. The jacket is in fine condition. The book appears to be carefully read. Translated by Rumer Godden. In English. Illustrations by Jean Primrose. ; 8vo  
Price: 19.00 USD
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19 De Maupassant, Guy PIERRE ET JEAN THE TWO BROTHERS
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1889 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket  Illustrated by Duez, E. and Lynch, A. 
Beautiful large hardcover edition of this classic translated into English by Albert Smith and beautifully illustrated with full page plates and in text illustrations in toned photogravures (photoengravings) . Red cloth boards with black decorative pattern, gilt title. Pattern and gilt are partially faded on cover and quite faded on the spine. Light soiling and shelfwear to extremities. Though the binding is very tight, both paper endpapers have previously broken and have been reinforced. Decorative floral endpapers in gold and white - the front free end paper has three chips from the lower right corner. The paper used for the end papers is delicate. The text is printed on heavy bond paper with gilt top edge, deckled fore and bottom edges. There are some light areas of foxing within the text and more pronounced foxing on the tissue guards for the plates. Illustrated with 36 exquisitely rendered photogravures by Albert Lynch and E. Duez. ; Large 8vo; 170 pages  
Price: 270.00 USD
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20 De Musset, Alfred FANTASIO A Comedy in Two Acts
Holland The Pleiad 1929 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  Illustrated by Fernand Giauque 
Hardcover book of a limited edition with two full page pochoir prints and several black and white lithographs throughout. This would be a near fine book except for a small faint spot on the front cover, faded gilt title on the spine, and a small, circular stamp in ink of the owner or bookseller on the front pasted down end paper. There is only a hint of wear to the top and bottom of the spine. The interior pages are very clean. The covers are a brick red/rust colored cloth. Pochoir is a finely executed stencil process of coloring applied by hand - an art in Itself. The book has been translated into English by Maurice Baring. ; 4to  
Price: 60.00 USD
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