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"How doth the little crocodile improve his shining tail. And pour the waters of the Nile, on every golden scale": Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass; Finely Bound by Riviere
London: Macmillan and Co, 1932.
Finely bound example of these timeless children’s classic. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Riviere, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, inlay of Alice to the front and rear panels, gilt ruling and tooling to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, illustrated by John Tenniel. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 122897
"A MASTER OF THE FANTASTIC AND EXOTIC": FIRST TRADE EDITION OF STORIES FROM HANS ANDERSEN; with 28 color plates by Edmund Dulac
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1911.
First English trade edition of this timeless classic, with 28 stunning illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Quarto, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised bands, gilt ruling to the panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With 28 tipped-in full color plates including captioned tissue-guarded frontispiece illustrated by Edmund Dulac. With the original cloth cover decorated in gilt bound in at rear. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 123433
London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1932.
Signed limited edition. Octavo, original limp vellum, gilt titles and decoration to front cover, illustrated endpapers, top edge gilt, color frontispiece and three plates, illustrations in the text, all by Rackham. Signed by Arthur Rackham, one of 570 copies of which 550 were for sale, this is number 549. Near fine in the the rare original slipcase, bookplate.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 117643
First edition of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch's In Powder and Crinoline; lavishly illustrated by Kay Nielsen
London: Published by Hodder & Stoughton, .
First trade edition of Nielsen’s first gift book. Quarto, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, illustrated by Kay Nielsen with 24 tipped-in full color plates with captioned tissue-guards mounted on stiff grey card and several illustrations throughout the text. In near fine condition.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 122403