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Item 1
Click on the image to see an enlarged version AESOP. JONES,  David

Seven Fables of Aesop, printed in Greek, with W. H. Shewring's translations into English

London, Lanston Monotype Corporation, 1928. First edition
pp24, the text composed in the New Hellenic designed by Victor Scholderer, printed in red and black; 7 original copper engravings by David Jones. 8vo [205x145mm], cloth, uniformly faded, a little rubbed, else a fine copy

A book of legendary rarity. The colophon at rear states that 150 copies were printed, but Stanley Morison believed that no more than 30 copies were actually published. The fine engravings measure 80x65mm

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Item 2
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BESANT,  Sir Walter

The Survey of London. Complete in 10 volumes. Mediaeval London. Vol. I. Historical & Social. Vol. II. Ecclesiastical; London in the Time of the Tudors; London in the Time of the Stuarts; London in the Eighteenth Century; London in the Nineteenth Century; London, the City; London, North of the Thames; London , South of the Thames.

London, A & C Black, 1903-1912. First editions,
numerous plates, text illus. & maps. 4tos, original red cloth, richly decorated in gilt on spines. Top edges with occasional spotting, else a magnificent set.

Monumental work on the history and topography of London

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Item 3
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BLAKE,  William

Auguries Of Innocence. The calligraphy by Lillian Frost, printed in silver and red by James Guthrie

London, The Pear Tree Press, 1914, first edition thus
16 plates, interleaved with tissue. Small 4to, bound in full vellum. Some of the tissues have faint foxing, else fine

Signed, at the foot of the colophon page, `James Guthrie. Of 25 in vellum, Special No. 3'

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Item 4
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BLAKE,  William

The Drawings And Engravings Of William Blake. By Laurence Binyon

London, The Studio, 1922
pp30, plus 104 full-page plates with printed guards; folio, full vellum gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. Very fine in wraparound box (a little wear to box, lacks ties)

No. 102 of 200 copies. A grand book in magnificent condition

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Item 5
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BLAKE,   William

There Is No Natural Religion. Description and bibliographical note by Geoffrey Keynes. 2 volumes

London, Trianon Press, 1971
9 coloured plates; 4to, quarter tan morocco with marbled boards. Fine in marbled slip-case

No. 514 of 616 copies published by the Trianon Press for the Blake Society

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Item 6
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BROOKE,  Rupert

The Collected Poems. The title page and portrait cut on wood by G. Raverat

London, The Riccardi Press, 1919. First edition thus
pp160, portrait and title page illustration by Gwen Raverat; Small 4to, buckram-backed boards (stained at edges), paper labels on spine & front board. Very good in the dustwrapper

No. 937 of 1000 copies, printed in Riccardi fount on handmade Riccardi paper (edges uncut)

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Item 7
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CARTIER-BRESSON,  Henri

Beautiful Jaipur. The text is by Max Oliver

Jaipur, [1948]. First edition
pp76, black & white photographs. Tall slim 8vo, original red cloth. With an inscription idated 30.11.53 `From the Director of Public Telegraphs Rajasthan'. There is a tiny hole on the edge of the front free endpaper, otherwise a very good copy without dust wrapper. This is Cartier-Bresson's first book

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Item 8
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CARTIER-BRESSON,  Henri, & Henri Matisse

The Decisive Moment

New York/Paris, Simon & Schuster/Verve, 1952. First US edition
pp160, 125 black & white photographs. Folio, illustrated boards by Matisse. The spine slightly cracked with a one inch chip at lower edge, some foxing, else very good in a custom-made box using the dust wrapper as front and back paste-downs

With the 12 page booklet of captions

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Item 9
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CARTIER-BRESSON,  Henri, & Jean Miro

The Europeans

New York/Paris, Simon & Schuster/Verve, 1955. First US edition
114 full page photographs; folio, illustrated boards designed by Miro. Front spine cracked, with a one cm. chip at top ,but a very good copy

With the separate pamphlet of captions laid in

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Item 10
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [CRUIKSHANK,  George, illus.]

Sinks of London Laid Open: a pocket companion for the uninitiated, to which is added a modern flash dictionary containing all the cant words, slang terms, flash phrases now in vogue, with a list of the sixty orders of prime coves, the whole forming a true picture of London life, cadging made easy, the he-she man, doings of the Modern Greeks, snooking dens depicted, the common lodging-house gallants, lessons to lovers of dice, the gaming table, etc.. Embellished with humorous illustrations by George Cruikshank

London, J. Duncombe, 1848, first edition
pp132, folding hand coloured frontis., woodcuts throughout. Sm. 8vo cloth, gilt lettering. Some very minor marks to cloth, occasional faint foxing - a lovely copy

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Item 11
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DETMOLD,  E.J

Fabre's Book Of Insects. Retold from Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' translation of Fabre's Souvenirs Entomologiques by Mrs Rodolph Stawell

New York, Tudor Publishing Co.,1937
pp272, 12 tipped-in col. plates with tissue guards; 4to, green cloth, decorated in gilt. Scattered foxing, else a fine copy in dust wrapper and illustrated box

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Item 12
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DICKENS,  Charles, & Christopher Coveny

Twenty Scenes From the Works of Dickens. Designed and etched by Christopher Coveny

Sydney, John Sands, printed by Thos. Fielding, 1883
pp 44, including 22 full page original etchings ( including title page & 20 scenes from early novels - plate 7 appears twice) , with accompanying text; folio, bound in half calf, publisher's silk cloth, top edges gilt. Cloth a little stained, calf rubbed, lacks front free endpaper, prelim and final blanks foxed. The plates are very fresh and clean, with very sharp images

The National Gallery of Australia's website `Prints & Print Making' states that only 219 copies were published (200 standard, 12 on India paper, 5 on vellum, and 2 on thick paper]. See also Ferguson 9140A

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Item 13
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DINGELSTEDT,  Franz von

Das Weserthal von Munden bis Minden

Cassel, Theodor Fischer, c. 1840
pp14, 140, steel engraved extra title with vignette, 24 steel-engraved plates of views. 4to (150x240mm], contemporary half calf. Sl. rubbing to corners, some spotting and offsetting, but very good

The German poet's Romantic work on the Weser Valley, illustrated by topographical views

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Item 14
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DULAC,  Edmund

Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam: rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac

London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1909]. First trade edition
with 20 tipped in colour. plates with printed tissue guards; large 4to, ornate white pictorial cloth gilt, illus. endpapers. Tiny stain on front board, some marginal foxing to text paper and edges, else a fine copy of a lovely book

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Item 15
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Photograph album of stills of the cast of the Australian silent film `Cupid Camouflaged'

A suede covered photo album titled `Cupid Camouflaged 31 May 1918' in gilt, with captions in white ink under each photograph. 28 mounted original photographs/stills of the cast of this black & white film, `Cupid Camouflaged' . Directed by Alfred Rolfe for Australasian Films, with the cinematography by Lacey Percival, to raise money for the Red Cross, the amateur actors ncluded members of Sydney society, including Mr & Mrs Arthur Allen, Col. & Mrs Macarthur Onslow, and Mrs Victor White (Patrick White's mother). The album consists of photographs of the cast, either on location, or enjoying themselves in various grand houses such as the Allen family's `Moonbara', and `Yaralla' [the home of Dame Edith Walker), sailing, at the beach, on the golf course, at the `Pacific Hotel', Manly. Cast members who have signed their photographs include Rosamund Lumsdaine, Madge Hardy, Ethel Kelly, Tony Martin and John Maude

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Item 16
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GATTY,  Mrs

Gatty's British Sea-Weeds. Drawn from Professor Harvey's "Phycologia Britannica". With descriptions, an amateur's synopsis, rules for laying out sea-weeds, an order for arranging them in the herbarium, an appendix of new species. 2 volumes

London, Bell and Daldy, 1872
with 80 chromolitho plates; small 4tos [170x255mm]. Bound in quarter morocco, spines raised in compartments, gilt decorations and lettering. All edges gilt. Some flecking to cloth sides, and foxing to prelims and finals, else almost fine

Mrs Gatty was better known as the writer of `improving' children's books. Marine biology was her passion

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Item 17
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [GIMSON, E] LETHABY,   W. R., & others

Ernest Gimson His Life and Work

The Shakespeare Head Press, 1924, first edition
ppviii, 48, 60 collotype plates of houses, plans, furniture, illus. in text, errata slip, list of subscribers. 4to, buckram backed blue boards, printed paper label on spine, edges untrimmed. An inch-long mark (not unsightly) on front boards, else fine in the defective dustwrapper

A limited edition, No. 245 of 500 copies. Gimson (1864-1919), was greatly influenced by William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement. Nicolaus Pevsner described him as `the greatest of the English architect designers'

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Item 18
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The Brook Kerith. A Syrian Story by George Moore... with 12 engravings by Stephen Gooden

London, Heinemann, 1929
12 tisssue-guarded plates; roy. 8vo, full vellum gilt, a little darkened. Else fine

No. 43 of 375 copies printed on hand-made paper. Signed by Gooden and Moore

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Item 19
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HEANEY,  Seamus, & Claire van Vliet

Hedge School. Sonnets from Glanmore

Salem, Oregon, 1979
pp16, with 7 coloured woodcuts by Claire van Vliet, Large 8vo, double wrappers. A lovely copy

No. 95 of 285 numbered copies, signed by Heaney and Van Vliet

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Item 20
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HIBBERD,  Shirley

New and rare beautiful-leaved plants; containing illustrations and descrptions of the most ornamental-foliaged plants not hitherto noticed in any work on the subject

London, Bell and Daldy, 1870. First edition
with 54 chromolitho plates, text illus; small 4to [170x255mm]. Bound in quarter morocco, spines raised in compartments, gilt decorations and lettering. All edges gilt. Some flecking to cloth sides, and foxing, mainly to prelims and finals; a lovely copy

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Item 21
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HOLBEIN,  John [Hans]

The Dances Of Death through the various stages of human life: wherein the capriciousness of that tyrant is exhibited in forty-six copper plates done from the original designs which were cut in wood, and afterwoods painted

London, printed by W. Smith for John Scott & Thomas Ostell, 1803
pp48, 46 original copperplates, etched by D. Deuchar (plus portait, 2 plates, titlepage vignette); small square 4to, full vellum gilt; all edges gilt, gilt dentelles. Paper a little browned; else a very good copy, the plates crisp and fresh

The text is in English and French, with the captions in the plates in Latin. With the bookplate of Dr Francis Henry Vivian Voss, of Rockhampton

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Item 22
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HOPE,  W.H. St John

Windsor Castle: An Architectural History. Collected and Written by Command of Their Majesties Queen Victoria, King Edward VII & King George V. 3 volumes, including volume of plates

London, Country Life, 1913. First edition
colour frontispieces, 135 black and white plates, some double page. The plate volume contains 8 large folding colour plans and illustrations of Windsor Castle. Folios, the superior issue in vellum. Fine copies

The edition was limited to 1050 copies, of which this is No. 478

$1950 Order or Enquire

Item 23
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LAWSON,  Henry

The Romance Of The Swag. A poem by Henry Lawson, illustrated by Lionel Lindsay

Sydney, Australian Limited Editions Society, 1939, first edition thus
pp52, woodcuts by Lindsay; 8vo, cloth. A fine, unmarked copy

With four woodcuts printed on Japanese vellum at rear. 350 copies printed for the Australian Limited Editions Society, (this one unnumbered). Signed `Lionel Lindsay'

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Item 24
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The King Ranch. 2 volumes

Boston, Little, Brown & Co, 1957. First edition, with the first issue point `Alice', not `For Alice' on p.507
pp256, colour maps & illustrations by the author; 4tos, in two-colour cloth[hardcovers]. Very good in slightly worn slipcase

Signed `Tom Lea' on half title. `The hundred-year story of the greatest ranch in the world'. Includes King Ranch's Australian operations

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Item 25
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LEAR,  Edward

The Pobble Who Has No Toes

Brisbane, Lock's Press, 1979
8 engravings by Margaret Lock; folio, original cloth with illus paper title label pasted down on front board, deckle edges. Hand printed endpapers. A fine copy

The first book of this Brisbane press, and one of the finest private press books produced in Australia. Number 11 of 60 copies. The paper is velin Arches white, 250 gsm. The text is set in 24 point Caslon. Text and illustrations engraved and printed by Margaret Lock, who has numbered and signed the book

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Item 26
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LINDSAY,  Norman, & Hugh McCrae

Satyrs And Sunlight being the collected poetry of Hugh McCrae illustrated and decorated by Norman Lindsay, with an introduction by Thomas Earp

London, Fanfrolico Press, [1928]
34 full-page plates, decs. by N.L; 4to, green morocco, t.e.g., others uncut. Morocco rubbed, as usual, else very good in a custom-made slipcase

No. 274 of 500 copies published by the Fanfrolico Press

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Item 27
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The Book of Tobit. Decorated by Ann Gillmore Carter

London, Mandrake Press, 1929. First (only) edition
pp30 (printed on Japon vellum], b/w illustrations by Carter; tall 8vo, cream papered boards, slightly rubbed, else very good

One of the two `black letter booklets' published by P.R. Stephensen's short-lived Mandrake Press [1929-30]. A copy of this book could not be located for the Cambridge University Press' Exhibition of the Mandrake Press in 1985. It is still rare

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Item 28
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [MANDRAKE PRESS] CHAUCER,  Geoffrey

Wyf Of Bathe. Decorated by Pearl Binder

London, Mandrake Press, 1929. First (only) edition
pp44 (printed on Japon vellum], illustrations in red and black by Pearl Binder; 8vo, cream papered boards, slightly discoloured, else very good

One of the two `black letter booklets' published by P.R. Stephensen's short-lived Mandrake Press [1929-30]

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Item 29
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [MANDRAKE PRESS] LAWRENCE,  D.H

The Paintings Of D. H. Lawrence

London, Mandrake Press, [1929]. First edition
pp40, 26 full coloured reproductions of Lawrence's paintings; folio, morocco backed cloth gilt, t.e.g. A fine copy

510 copies printed were printed, but relatively few copies are known to have survived. The exhibition of the paintings in London was closed down by police (on charges of obscenity) and the paintings and books confiscated. The first, most ambitious, and most desirable book from P.R. Stephensen's Mandrake Press

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Item 30
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The Voyage and other versions of poems by Baudelaire. By Robert Lowell

London, 1968
pp60, 8 full-page col. & 16 mono. ills. by Sidney Nolan; 4to, cloth. Fine in slipcase

Number 98 of 200 copies signed by `Sidney Nolan' and `Robert Lowell'

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Item 31
OUTHWAITE,  I. R

Fairyland. Verses & Stories by Annie R. Rentoul and Grenby Outhwaite

Melbourne, Ramsey, 1926. First edition
50 tipped-in plates by Outhwaite (19 in colour); folio, pictorial cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others with deckle edge. A little scattered foxing & offsetting, the cloth bright, the paper crisp and clean. A fine copy in the (defective) box

The Edition de Luxe. Number 224 of one thousand copies published for subscribers only (list of subscribers at rear). This copy belonged to subscriber Dr F. H. Vivian Voss (of Rockhampton hospitals note). Fully signed `Ida Rentoul Outhwaite'. Muir 5600

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Item 32
Click on the image to see an enlarged version PENDER,  Lady

Norman And English History during the 11th 12th Centuries

Edinburgh, Privately Printed by David Douglas, 1891
full page tipped-in plates with tissue guards, vignettes, chapter headings, and illuminated initials; printed in red and black; folio, full vellum with gilt decorations, top edges gilt, others uncut. Occasional light foxing, else very fine

No. 41 of 100 copies, published just after the author's death. Inserted is a black lined card `This volume is presented to the Countess of Selkirk by Sir John Pender in Memory of his Wife... 22nd April 1893'

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Item 33
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Nouveaux Contes a Rire et Avantures Plaisantes ou Recreations Francoises. 2 volumes

Cologne, Roger Bontemps, 1722, 20th edition
pp [8], 374, [12]; 354 [12]; title pages in red and black, copper engravings throughout. Sm. 8vos, full morocco with raised bands gilt, all edges gilt. Fine

First published in 1702, this a beautifully illustrated, handsomely bound set of French wit

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Item 34
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Picasso at Vallauris. Essay by George Ramie. Translated by Serge Hughes

New York, Reynal & Company, 1959, first US edition
pp104, colour & b/w ills; folio, Picasso designed dust jacket

Text in English and French. Originally published in 1951 in France as a double number of Verve(25 & 26)

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Item 35
Click on the image to see an enlarged version RACKHAM,  Arthur, illus

Undine by de la Motte Fouque. Adapted from the German by W.l. Courtney

London, William Heinemann, 1909. First edition
pp136, 15 tipped-in colour plates with printed tissue guards; 4to, gilt stamped blue cloth. Foxing to text, else a very good copy

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Item 36
Click on the image to see an enlarged version TUER,  Andrew

The Follies and Fashions of Our Grandfathers (1807) Embellished with thirty-seven whole-page plates including Ladies' and Gentlemen's Dress... Sporting and Coaching Scenes

London, Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, 1886/7
37 fullpage plates, many hand-coloured and tinted with gold and silver; 4to, half morocco craft binding by the late A.M. Strange of Brisbane. Owner name & date on title page. Very occasional faint foxing. A lovely copy

Number 173 of 250 Large Paper copies signed by the publishers

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Item 37
Click on the image to see an enlarged version VOLTAIRE.

Candide. Illustre par Henry Lemarie

Paris, Editions du Rameau d'Or, [1950]
Pochoir illustrations by Lemarie; 8vo, issued in folded leaves in cloth chemise and slip-case. One or two faint fox spots, else a fine copy

No. 36 of 1200 copies on velin d'Arches a la forme. A lovely edition, the delicate colour illustrations by Lemarie being particularly fine

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Item 38
Click on the image to see an enlarged version WARNER,  Sylvia Townsend

Elinor Barley. With illustrations in drypoint by I R Hodgkins

London, The Cresset Press, 1930
5 drypoints by I.R. Hodgkins; tall 8vo, parchment spine with marbled boards. A lovely copy in rubbed slipcase

One of 350 copies fully signed and numbered by the author. A beautifully illustrated collect of stories

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Item 39
Click on the image to see an enlarged version WILDE,  Oscar

The Sphinx. Illustrated and decorated by Alastair [Hans Hanning Voigt]

London, The Bodley Head, 1920, first (only) edition thus
12 full page colour plates, initial letters. 4to, cream cloth decorated in gold and blue. A little offsetting to the tissue guards, top edges gilt. A fine copy of a lovely book

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Item 40
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BEDFORD,  Herbert

The Heroines Of George Meredith

London, n.d. 1890s
pp166, 20 tipped-in col. plates. by Herbert Bedford; 4to, cloth, top edges gilt. Scattered foxing, but an attractive book

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Item 41
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BIDA,  A

Aucassin et Nicolette. Chantefable de douzieme siecle. Traduite par A. Bida. Revision de texte original et preface par Gaston Paris

Paris, Hachette, 1878
ppxxxii, 104, ruled in red. With 9 etchings (signed `B'). 4to, bound in half blue morocco by Pagnant. Scattered foxing, else fine

No. 82 of 100 copies on papier de Chine

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Item 42
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [BLACK, A & C] CAMBELL,  Wilfred

Canada Painted by T. Mower Martin, described by Wilfred Campbell

London, A & C Black, 1907, first edition
ppxxviii, 272, fold-out map, 4pp adv, 77 full page col. plates, tissue guards captioned on versos; lge. 8vo, elaborately decorated cloth gilt, top edges gilt, new endpapers. Very good

Inman 12

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Item 43
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [BLACK, A & C] KOEBEL,  W

South America. Painted by A. S. Forrest

London, A & C Black, [1912]
ppviii, 230, 2pp adv, 75 full-page col. plates with printed tissue-guards, fold-out sketch map; lge. 8vo, decorated cloth stamped in col. & gilt, top edges gilt. Very good

First and only edition. Inman 73

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Item 44
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [BLACK, A & C] MONCRIEFF,  A.R. Hope

Bonnie Scotland. Painted by Sutton Palmer

London, A&C Black, 1905, first edition
ppxvi, 256, 75 colour plates, tissue guards captioned on versos; roy. 8vo [160x230mm], ornate pictorial cloth, top edges gilt. Foxing, else very good

Inman 71

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Item 45
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [BLACKMAN, C]  Geoffrey, & Felicity St John Moore

Charles Blackman Alice In Wonderland

Melbourne, 2006. First edition
pp142, colour plates & b/w ills. 4to, wrappers. Very good

Catalogue of the exhibiiton at the National Gallery of Victoria

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Item 46
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William Blake's Relief Inventions. By Robert N. Essick

Los Angeles, 1978
pp40, coloured and b/w plates; 4to, printed paper spine over plain paper boards. Fine

No. 178 of 365 copies printed for William & Victoria Dailey at the Press of the Pegacycle Lady

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Item 47
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BOCCACCIO,  G

The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio. Translated by J.M. Rigg. Illustrated by Francis J. Broadhurst

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1941. First edition
ppxxiv, 598, wood engravings by Broadhurst; 4to, hard cover. A fine copy in like dust jacket

The large paper edition of which only 200 were printed. Scarce

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Item 48
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BOWLT,  John E. and Matthew Drutt, editors

Amazons of the Avant-Garde. Alexandra Exter, Matalia Goncharova, Liubov Popova, Olga Rozanova, Varvara Stepanova, and Nadezhda Udaltsova.

London, Royal Academy of Arts, 1999, 1st UK edition
pp360, colour plates, b/w illus. 4to, softcover

A scholarly and beautifully illustrated catalogue of the exhibition of paintings by the Russian avant-garde which toured Berlin, London, Venice, and New York

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Item 49
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Jonah. Poems by Peter Porter

London, Secker & Warburg, 1973, first edition
pp128, b/w ills; 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust wrapper

An impressive collaboration between Australian artist and poet

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Item 50
BOYD,  Arthur

A Trap For The Burgler. A novel by Taner Baybars. Specially illustrated with fifteen original drawings by Arthur Boyd

Sydney, Ure Smith, 1965. First Australian edition
pp220, b/w ills; 8vo, hard cover gilt. Neat owner name, else very good in dust jacket

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Item 51
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [BUCKLAND-WRIGHT, J, illustrator] CABELL,  James Branch

Jurgen. A Comedy of Justice

London, Golden Cockerel Press, 1949
pp350, 15 wood-engravings by John Buckland-Wright; roy. 8vo, morocco-backed red buckram with gilt decoration, top edge gilt, others uncut. Spine has a faint scratch, and is a little sunned, buckram sl. rubbed at top edge, else a very good copy

No. 159 of 500 copies. Cock-a-Hoop 182

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Item 52
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [CARROLL, L] COLLINGWOOD,  Stuart Dodgson

The Lewis Carroll Picture Book

London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1899, first edition
pp376, b/w illus. 8vo, original pictorial red cloth gilt (a little darkened, spine sl. leaning), else very good

Prose and drawings published for the first time

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Item 53
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CARTIER-BRESSON,  Henri

About Russia

London, Thames & Hudson, 1974. First edition
pp142, b/w photographs; 4to, cloth, d/w. V. good

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Item 54
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CARTIER-BRESSON,  Henri

The Face Of Asia. Intro. by Robert Shaplen

London, Thames & Hudson, 1972. First ediiton
pp206, b/w photographs; 4to, cloth, d/w. V. good

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Item 55
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CARTIER-BRESSON,  Henri

Henri Cartier-Bresson In India. Foreword by Satyajit Ray. Introduction by Yves Vequand

Ahmedabad, India, 1987, first edition
pp128, b/w photographs; 4to, cloth, d/w. Fine

Bresson's fascination with India since his first visit in 1947

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Item 56
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CHAUCER,  Geoffrey

Canterbury Tales rendered into modern English by J. U. Nicolson. With illustrations by Rockwell Kent and an introduction by Gordon Hall Gerould

New York, Garden City(1934)
ppxviii, 628, roy. 8vo, original cloth. Very good in dust wrappr

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Item 57
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CHAUCER,  Geoffrey

The Merchant's Tale from The Canterbury Tales. Translated into modern English by Nevill Coghill. With illustrations by Derek Cousins

London, Lion and Unicorn Press, 1960
pp64; 4to, pictorial cloth. Fine in clear wrapper

No. 46 of 200 copies

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Item 58
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [COBURN, J] ROZEN,  Alan

The Art Of John Coburn

Sydney, Ure Smith, 1979. First edition
pp96, 60 colour plates; 4to, cloth. A fine copy in the dustwrapper

This copy signed `John Coburn 3.4.80' with a large original pen drawing on half title

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Item 59
Click on the image to see an enlarged version COUNIHAN,  Noel & Jack Lindsay

War Or Peace. Twelve linocuts by Noel Counihan. Poems by Jack Lindsay

Melbourne (1979)
4to, leather spine, cloth boards. Fine in slipcase

One of 250 copies signed by Lindsay - this copy un-numbered. With separate additional portfolio of linocuts. A new edition of `Peace is Our Answer 'published in 1950

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Item 60
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CROOKE,  Ray

Dream Road by Xavier Herbert. Illustrated by Ray Crooke. Foreword by H.P. Heseltine

Sydney, Collins, 1977, 1st edition
pp120, col. plates, text ills. by Crooke; 4to, hard cover. Very good in the dust jacket

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Item 61
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [CRUIKSHANK,  George, illustrator]

The Comic Almanac for 1848. An ephemeris in jest and earnest. Edited by Horace Mayhew. Adorned with numerous illustrations by George Cruikshank

London, David Bogue Bibliopolis, [1848]
pp128 [14 advers], illus., 8vo, bound, with the original illustrated wrappers, in half morocco, marbled boards. A little scattered foxing, else in exceptionally good condition

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Item 62
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La Vita NuovaThe New Life. Translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

London, Harrap, c. 1900
pp168, illustrated in colour, gold & silver. 4to, decorated cloth gilt, illustrated endpapers. Very good

$145 Order or Enquire

Item 63
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Sapho: Parisian Customs. Completely translated without expurgation by T. F. Rogerson. Ten etchings by Eugene Abot and Albert Duvivier from drawings by Stanislas Rejchan

London, The Walpole Press, 1899. First edition thus
pp366, the 10 plates each in 2 states with printed tissue guards. 8vo, [225x145mm], bound in silk, printed in black and gilt, top edges gilt. The outer silk has faded and split along the spine. The tissues are a little browned, else a near fine copy

No. 511 of 1000 copies printed for subscribers only on Japanese vellum in this `Grand edition de luxe'

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Item 64
Click on the image to see an enlarged version De QUINCEY,  Thomas

The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. With illustrations and decorations by Sonia Woolf

London, Bodley Head, 1930, first edition thus
ppxx, 304, 12 b/w plates with printed tissues by Sonia Woolf, text ills; 8vo, brown cloth decorated in black. Very good in dust wrapper

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Item 65
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The Fortunes And Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders. Intro. by W. H. Davies

London, Bodley Head, 1929, first edition thus
pp334, (6), b/w drawings throughout by John Austen; 8vo, pictorial cloth gilt. Scattered foxing, else very good in dust jacket

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 66
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Scenes Of Clerical Life. Illustrations by Hugh Thomson

London, Macmillan, 1906. First edition thus
pp430, (ii), colour & b/w plates by Hugh Thomson; 8vo, ornate pictorial cloth gilt, all edges gilt. Some minor rubbing to the cloth at bottom of spine and some foxing to edges and endpapers. Very good

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Item 67
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [FANFROLICO PRESS] SKELTON,  John

The Tunning Of Elynour Rumming

London, Fanfrolico Press, 1928. First edition thus
pp48, decorations in colour & line. by Pearl Binder; 4to, decorated hessian covered boards, sl. darkened, paper label (sl. defective).

One of 550 numbered copies. A very attractive book from the heyday of the Press's London operations

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 68
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The History Of Tom Jones. A foundling. With illustrations by G. Spencer Pryse

London, Bodley Head, 1930, 1st edition thus
pp770, 20 plates, b/w illus; roy. 8vo, ornate cloth gilt. Edges spotted, else very good in dust jacket

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 69
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FLECKER,  James Elroy

Hassan. With illustrations by Thomas Mackenzie

London, Heinemann, 1924. First illustrated edition
pp154, 12 tipped-in colour plates with printed tissue guards. 4to, red cloth, with gilt illustration and lettering. Some faint & inoffensive foxing, offsetting from to endpapers, one plate with crease to lower corner, else a fine copy in dust jacket (one closed tear). A lovely book

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Item 70
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FLETCHER,  Hanslip

Changing London

London, 1933
33 full-page plates, orig. etching frontis; folio, bound in cloth, splitting top of spine. Very good

The etching `Cloth Fair' is signed by Fletcher in pencil lower right. An interesting look at pre-war London architecture

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Item 71
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FOUQUE,  La Motte

Undine

London, (inscript. 1906)
pp192, 8vo, full morocco gilt, spines raised in compartments, marbled bards and edges

School prize. Gilt insignia of Presbyterian Ladies College, Sydney, on front board. German text

$110 Order or Enquire

Item 72
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Donald Friend by Robert Hughes. Foreword by John Olsen

Sydney, Edwards & Shaw, 1965. First edition
pp120, colour & b/w ills; 4to, cloth. A very good copy in dust wrapper (some closed tears, price clipped)

The first monograph on Friend & Robert Hughes' second book

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 73
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Remarks On Board His Majesty's Ship Tamar; in a voyage from England to Port Pracia, Cape of Good Hope, New South Wales... by Henry Ennis, 1825. With a foreword by Kenneth Hince

Melbourne, printed at the Croft Press for Richard Griffin, publisher, 1983. First edition
pp34, frontispiece and title page by Friend; sm. 4to, quarter calf and hard cover binding by Peter Marsh. Fine copy with the dust jacket

One of a numbered edition limited to 160 copies. An attractive private printing, exuberantly illustrated by Friend, of an early voyage to New South Wales

$295 Order or Enquire

Item 74
FRIEND,  Donald

Save Me From The Shark. A Picaresque Entertainment

London, Collins, 1973. First edition
pp192, 8vo, hard cover. Edges sl. spotted, else very good in the Donald Friend (price-clipped) dust jacket

$60 Order or Enquire

Item 75
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The Surprising Adventures Of Blue-eyed Patty, the valiant female soldier

[Melbourne], The Croft Press, 1979. 1st ed
6 b/w illustrations, vignettes by Friend; 8vo, printed card wrappers. Very sl. spotting to wrapper, else a fine copy

One of 250 numbered copies handset and printed on German Hahnemuhle rag paper. Signed by Donald Friend

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Item 76
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Tides Of Sensuality. Working drawings & studies for a major work... Foreword by Elizabeth Summons

Sydney, Gryphon Books, 1978. First edition
2 tipped-in plates, b/w drawings; 4to, original red cloth, gilt decoration. Very good

No. 185 of 350 copies only, fully numbered & signed by Donald Friend. The major work was to be 'Bumbooziana'

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Item 77
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Brief Encounters. By Ron Saw

Sydney, Richard Griffin, 1984. First edition
pp64, b/w ills by Friend; sm. 4to, cloth. A very good copy in dust jacket

Witty stories/essays by Saw, illustrated by Donald Friend. The edition was limited to 2000 copies

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 78
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She Stoops To Conquer or the Mistakes of a Night. With illustrations by Hugh Thomson

London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1912]. First edition
198 pages, 25 tipped-in colourplates, b/w ills by Thomson; folio, ornate cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. Occasional scattered foxing, else a very fine copy

$295 Order or Enquire

Item 79
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The Brick Moon, from the papers of Captain Frederick Ingham. With an intro. by Alden P. Johnson, and illustrated by Michael McCurdy

Barre, Mass., Imprint Society, 1971
pp80, line ills; 4to, cloth. Fine in slipcase

Limited edition numbered & signed by Jones

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Item 80
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HAMERTON,  Philip Gilbert

Etching and Etchers

London, Macmillan, 1876, A new edition, illustrated
ppxxx, 460, 12 etchings with printed guards; roy. 8vo, cloth, illustrated in black & gilt. Binding a little bumped at corners inner hinge slightly sprung, some foxing & offsetting to the printed guards, else a very good copy

An overview of the art of etching, a practical treatise, and a survey of important artists and their work

$125 Order or Enquire

Item 81
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English Pen Artists Of Today. Examples of their work with some criticisms and appreciations

New York, Macmillan, 1892
ppxii, 300, profusely illus. in b/w; folio, bound in half morocco; original pictorial wrappers bound in. Spine sunned, else very good

775 copies were published. A wonderful reference about the black and white artists of the day; from the decorative work of Walter Crane, to the ironic, journalistic work of the likes of Phil May

$250 Order or Enquire

Item 82
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HORNE,  Alan

The Dictionary Of 20th Century British Book Illustrators

Woodbridge, Suffolk, Antique Collectors Club. 1994. First edition
pp456, colour and b/w illus; 4to, cloth. Fine in fine dust wrapper

$195 Order or Enquire

Item 83
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The Dictionary Of British Book Illustrators And Caricaturists 1800-1914 with introductory chapters on the Rise and Progress of the Art

Woodbridge, Suffolk, Antique Collectors Club, 1978. First edition
pp520, b/w illus; 4tos, cloth. A very good copy in dustwrapper with slightly sunned spine

$195 Order or Enquire

Item 84
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The Work of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues. A Huguenot Artist in France, Florida and England. 2 volumes. Vol. 1 Foreword, Catalogue and Introductory Studies. Vol. 2 Plates

London, The British Museum, 1977
ppxvi, 242, x, 144 colour & b/w plates. Folio, cloth. Fine in cloth-covered box

The 16th century French artist accompanied Jean Ribault to the New World. Most famous for his illustrations of American colonial life, landscape, flora and fauna, he ended his days as a botanical artist in Elizabethan England

$195 Order or Enquire

Item 85
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The Hunter Sketchbook. Birds & Flowers of New South Wales drawn on the Spot in 1788, 89, & 90 by Captain John Hunter RN of the First Fleet. With commentaries by John Calaby, Helen Hewson, Andrew Sayers and others

Canberra, 1989, First edition
pp252, 100 colour plates; 4to, hand bound in quarter goatskin and marbled boards, leather tipped corners. With milar wrap and open-ended buckram slipcase. A fine, as new, copy

First publication of Governor Hunter's sketchbook of birds, flowers, fishes and people painted between 1788 and 1790, the original of which is in the National Library of Australia. The award winning design is by Alison Forbes, the fine colour printing by Owen King. Only 500 numbered copies published

$295 Order or Enquire

Item 86
Click on the image to see an enlarged version INGOLDSBY,  Thomas

Ingoldsby Legends Or Mirth And Marvels. With ilustrations by George Cruikshank, John Leech, and John Tenniel

London, Richard Bentley, 1877
ppxiv, 514, b/w ills; 4to, ornate green decorated cloth gilt; all edges gilt. Faint crease to top corner of first couple of pages, else a very good copy of a very handsome book

A very good example of a Victorian illustrated binding

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Item 87
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Old Christmas. Illustrations by Randolph Caldecott

London, Macmillan, 1894. Reprint
ppxvi, 166, b/w ills by Caldecott. 8vo, ornate pictorial cloth gilt, all edges gilt. Foxing throughout, else a good copy

The attractive gilt cover is decorated with holly and mistletoe

$65 Order or Enquire

Item 88
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Un Hiver A Paris

Paris, 1843, 1st edition
pp284, 19 steel engravings; b/w illustrations throughout; 8vo, half calf, cloth covered boards. Some plates lightly spotted, spine rubbed, else very good

$195 Order or Enquire

Item 89
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The Press Of The Renaissance In Italy. An essay written by James Sydney Johnson

San Francisco, The Windsor Press, 1927
with ornate decorations after Aldus; 4to, parchment boards. Offsetting on front endpaper from small owner label, else very good

No 66 of 200 copies printed by the Australian born James and Cecil Johnson

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Item 90
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LACROIX,  Paul

Moeurs, Usages, et Costumes au Moyen Age et L'Epoque de la Renaissance. [Tog. with] Les Arts au Moyen Age et L'Epoque de la Renaissance. 2 volumes

Paris, Firmin Didot Freres, 1871. First editions thus
With 34 tissue-guarded chromolitho plates by F. Kellerhoven, text ills; 4tos, each volume uniformly bound in full morocco elaborately stamped in gilt, ornate end-papers; all edges gilt. Spines slightly darkened. Minimal rubbing and foxing. A lovely set

The major work of Lacroix (1806-1884), novelist, journalist, and historian

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Item 91
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LACROIX,  Paul

Science and Literature in the Middle Ages, and at the Period of the Renaissance

London, Bickers & Son, 1878
ppxviii, 552, 13 chromolithos by F. Kellerhoven, and upwards of 400 engravings on wood. 4to, [180x260mm], bound in white parchment, ornate gilt decorations on spine, morocco titling label. Boards sl. discoloured, and with the gilt insignia and prize label of Aske's Hatcham Schools on front flyleaf, prelims spotted, else a fine copy

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Item 92
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LEAR,  Edward

The Jumblies by Edward Lear. Drawings by Edward Gorey

New York, Young Scott Books, 1968. First edition
b/w illus. Oblong 8vo, illus. hard cover.. Edges sl. spotted, neat owner name, else very good in very good (price clipped) dust jacket

Signed 'Edward Gorey' on title page

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Item 93
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LEJARD,  Andre, editor

The Art of the French Book from early manuscripts to the present time. Intro. by Philip James

London, Paul Elek, n.d
pp166, profusely illus. in b/w & colour; 4to, cloth. There is a defect on front blank (small tear), else a very good copy of a lovely book

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Item 94
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George Baxter The Picture Printer

London, Sampson Low Marston & Co. [1924]
ppxxxvi, 608, 80 plates, including 16 coloured with tissue guards; thick 4to, cloth, top edges gilt, others faintly foxed. Includes Corrigenda slip. Very good

No. 841 of 1000 copies (limitation slip pasted onto fixed endpaper). A biography and detailed catalogue of Baxter's prints. Baxter is accredited with being the first printer to print in colour

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Item 95
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The Story of Picture Printing in England during the Nineteenth Century or Forty Years of Wood and Stone

London, Sampson Low Marston & Co, [1928]
ppxxxvi, 404, 61 plates, many coloured; thick 4to, cloth, top edges gilt, others spotted, else very good in chipped dust wrapper

The 19th century explosion in illustrated books. Discusses George Baxter, Charles Knight, Vizetelly, Leighton Brothers, Edmund Evans and others

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Item 96
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Theocritos. The complete poems translated by Jack Lindsay with woodcuts by Lionel Ellis and an introduction by Edward Hutton

London, The Fanfrolico Press, [1929]. First edition thus
pp164, 20 original woodcuts by Lionel Ellis; 4to, full green vellum gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. Spine and edges sl. faded, small closed tear to top of spine, a little spotting, neat owner name. A very good copy

No. 46 of a limited edition of 500 copies

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Item 97
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Cats. Introduced by Douglas Stewart with an additional remembrance by Lindsay

Melbourne, Macmillan, 1975, 1st edition
pp68, profusely illus; 4to, hard cover, Very good in very good dust jacket

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Item 98
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The Comic Art Of: Selected by Keith Wingrove

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1987. First edition
pp266, profusely ills. with almost 500 b/w reproductions; 4to, hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket

$125 Order or Enquire

Item 99
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A Drum For Ben Boyd by Francis Webb

Sydney, A & R, 1948, 1st edition
pp40, b/w illsustrations by Norman Lindsay; 8vo, dec. hard cover. Very good in sl. torn dust jacket

$65 Order or Enquire

Item 100
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Favourite Etchings. Introduction by Daniel Thomas and an essay `The Craft of Etching' by Lindsay

Sydney, A&R, 1977. First edition thus
100 etchings reproduced; 4to, cloth. Very good in dustwrapper (sl. rubbed at extremities)

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Item 101
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The Letters Of Rachel Henning. Edited by David Adams, with a foreword and 40 pen-drawings by Lindsay

Sydney, 1952. 1st edition
pp126, pen drawings by Lindsay, photos and maps; 4to, wrappers. Fine

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Item 102
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Norman Lindsay's Bears. Selected by Keith Wingrove

Melbourne, 1978, first edition
pp72, illus; 4to, hard cover. Very good in like dust jacket

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Item 103
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Norman Lindsay's Pen Drawings. With an introductory essay by Lionel Lindsay

Sydney, 1931
portrait by Cazneaux, 63 Lindsay ills; 4to, or. wrappers, sl. soiled. Scattered foxing, else a very good copy of a fragile book

Published by Art in Australia

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Item 104
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Watercolours... with an appreciation of the medium by Norman Lindsay and a survey of the artist's life and work by Godfrey Blunden

Sydney, 1969. 1st thus
pp36, 19 tipped-in col. plates; large 4to, cloth, d/w. Offsetting to endpapers, else a fine copy in fine dust wrapper

The war interrupted the original publication of this book, a few copies of which appeared in a different format in 1939

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Item 105
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The World Of Norman Lindsay. By Lin Bloomfield

Melbourne, Macmillan, 1979. 1st edition
pp150, col. & b/w ills; 4to, cloth, d/w. Fine in fine dust wrapper

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 106
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The Garden Of Ships. Written by Douglas Stewart

Sydney, Wentworth Press, 1962
pp(24), 5 pen drawings by Lindsay; 4to, boards, cloth spine. Very good

One of 250 copies signed by Walter Stone for the Press. This copy also signed 'Douglas Stewart'

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Item 107
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [LINDSAY, N] DYSON,  Edward

Billy Bluegum or Back to the Bush. Illustrated by Norman Lindsay

Sydney, The Shepherd Press, 1947, 1st edition
pp66, b/w illustrations by Norman Lindsay, large 8vo, pictorial boards, spine sl. creased. Some small tape-marks to endpapers. A very good copy in dust jacket

$150 Order or Enquire

Item 108
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Colombine. With XI illustrations by Norman Lindsay

Sydney, A&R, 1920
ppxvi, 56, 11 mounted plates; 4to, illus. boards, cloth spine. Faint spotting on covers, e.p.s browned, internally a fine copy

1000 copies were published. See Barker's book `Dear Robertson' for interesting correspondence between publisher, author and artist in regard to this book

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Item 109
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Ned Kelly. A Play

Sydney, The Shepherd Press, 1946 (1st thus)
pp162, 18 ills. by Norman Lindsay; 8vo, cloth, sl. darkened. Very good in very good Norman Lindsay dust jacket

A very attractive edition

$195 Order or Enquire

Item 110
[LINDSAY, N] STEWART,  Douglas

Shipwreck

Sydney, Shepherd Press, 1947. First edition
ppviii, 98, tipped-in col. frontis. by Lindsay; sm. 4to, cloth. Very good in dust jacket

Verse play about the wreck of the Batavia off the coast of West Australia

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Item 111
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The Birdsville Track And Other Poems

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1955, first edition
pp46, pen drawings by Norman Lindsay; 8vo, hard cover. Sl. foxing, else very good in (also by Lindsay) dust jacket

$65 Order or Enquire

Item 112
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Little Nemo. Introduction by Woodrow Gelman. Text in French

Milan, Aldo Garzanti/Paris, Editions Pierre Horay, 1972. French edition
pp264, colour and b/w cartoon illustrations. 4to [270x370mm], colour-printed pictorial boards, cloth spine. Light spotting to edges, else a near fine copy in the worn carboard mailing slip

The fictional character created by the New York Herald cartoonist was first made into a silent animated film in 1911

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Item 113
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First Views Of Australia 1788-1825. Foreword by Professor Bernard Smith

Sydney, David Ell Press, 1987. First (only) edition
pp340, 184 col. & 48 b/w plates; 4to, ornate cloth gilt. One very small mark on lower front edge, else fine in fine dust jacket

The first comprehensive survey of the art of Australia's early settlement. 2000 copies were printed

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Item 114
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The Du Poissey Anecdotes

Sydney, Art in Australia, 1922
pp158, portrait frontis., text illus; 4to, bound in cloth, with the card covers bound in. Foxing to edges & prelims, else very good

No 509 of 600 copies, signed 'Hugh McCrae'. Also inscribed by the publisher `To C. R. Wylie Esq. from Sydney Ure Smith'

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Item 115
MUIR,  Marcie

Australian children's book illustrators. Photography by David Liddle

Melbourne, Sun Books, 1977. First edition
pp78, colour & b/w ills, wrappers. Fine copy

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 116
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Victorian Illustrated Books

London, Portman Books, 1989
pp288, colour plates, b/w illus.; 4to, hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket

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Item 117
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The Wood Engravings of John Nash. A catalogue of the wood engravings, early lithographs, etchings and engravings on metal compiled by Jeremy Greenwood

Liverpool, The Wood Lea Press, 1987
pp150, tipped-in photo frontis., tipped-in colour, & b/w plates. Folio, cloth backed decorated boards. Fine in the slipcase

750 copies were printed. John Nash (1893-1977) was the younger brother of Paul Nash

$155 Order or Enquire

Item 118
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The Complete Graphic Works of Paul Nash

London, Secker & Warburg, 1973
pp88, b/w reproductions; sm. 4to, hard cover. Very good in dust jacket

Paul Nash (1889-1946)

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Item 119
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A Midsommer Nights Dreame. Newly Printed from the Folio of 1623. Introduction by Harley Granville-Baker. The Players' Shakespeare

London, William Benn, printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, 1924
pp 96. Illustrated in colour (5 tissue-guarded plates) and b/w by Paul Nash, with title-page in red and black. Folio, original papered boards, linen spine. Faint tape marks to endpapers, else very good with the slightly soiled printed dust wrapper

Printed in a limited edition of 550 copies, this being No. 332. Paul Nash (1889 - 1946), was better known as a surrealist painter and war artist

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Item 120
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Swansong. Poems by Charles Osborne

London, Shenval Press, 1968
pp60, full-page col. frontis. & 12 b/w ills. by Sidney Nolan. 4to, cloth spine, papered boards. Fine

No. 62 of 150 copies signed by both poet and artist

$195 Order or Enquire

Item 121
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Was It Yesterday?

Adelaide, Rigby, 1983, first edition
pp120, colour & b/w ills; 4to, cloth. A fine copy in the dustwrapper

Autobiography of the Australian juvenile artist and illustrator

$28 Order or Enquire

Item 122
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Headlong Hall [and] Nightmare Abbey. Illustrations by H. R. Miller with an introduction by George Saintsbury

London, Macmillan, 1896. First edition thus
ppXXIV,240, b/w plates by Miller; 8vo, ornate `peacock' pictorial cloth gilt, all edges gilt. Some rubbing and dulling to gilt; paper spotted, else a good firm copy

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 123
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The Seven Deadly Sins. Verses by Tim Towle

Surrey, Penmiel Press, 1980
pp24, 7 fullpage drawings by Clarke Hutton; 4to, boards stamped in blind, silver lettering. Sl. offsetting from glassine wrapper, else fine

No. 24 of 60 copies, signed by the author and artist, and the printer, Edward Burrett

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 124
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The Book of Days of Llewelyn Powys. Thoughts from His Philosophy Selected by John Wallis

Golden Cockerel Press, 1937
88 pages, 12 elegant etchings by Elizabeth Corsellis. 4to, quarter morocco over buckram boards. There is a tiny pin hole on the free front end-paper, else a fine copy

Number 97 of an edition of 300 copies, printed on Batchelor hand-made paper, with a special watermark designed by the artist

$395 Order or Enquire

Item 125
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Dingo King by Ivan Smith. With paintings and drawings by Clifton Pugh

Melbourne, 1977
pp108, col. & b/w ills; 4to, hard cover. Fine in dust jacket

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 126
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Treatise On The Science Of Muscular Action

Editions Medicina Rara, [c.1970]
pp106, 15 plates; folio, full tooled morocco. Fine in like slipcase

One of the de luxe copies printed at the Curwen Press, this is number CCLXXV of 300. The plates were made for this edition from a copy of the original 1794 London edition (the first significant book on physiotherapy)

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Item 127
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The Complete Works Of Doctor Francois Rabelais Abstractor of the Quintessence Being an Account of the Inestimable Life of the Great Gargantua, and of the Heroic Deeds, Sayings and Marvellous Voyages of his Son the Good Pantagruel: The Whole Faithfully Rendered into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart and Peter Motteux, with Annotations by Duchat, Ozell and others, a new Introduction by J. Lewis May (two volumes)

London, John Lane, 1933. Reprint
ppxl 500, xvi 730, b/w. frontis, plates & text illus. by Frank C. Pape; 8vo, dec. cloth gilt. Browned edges with scattered foxing, else a good set in torn dust wrappers

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 128
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Five Books Of The Heroic Deeds Of Gargantua And his son Pantagruel. Translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux

London, Fraser Press, 1970
4to, full morocco, all edges gilt. Leather slightly darkened, neat name on fly, else a very good copy

No. 378 of 1500 copies

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Item 129
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The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen. From the best English and German editions. With illustrations printed in colours from original designs by A Bichard

London, Frederick Warne, n.d. [c.1900], later edition
pp104, 4 delightful full-page chromolitho plates, cloth spine. 4to [230x330mm], pictorial boards, cloth spine. The cloth spine is faded and worn, the pictorial boards, plates and paper are in very good condition

There was an earlier edition with 18 plates. This edition is complete with 4

$85 Order or Enquire

Item 130
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The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Reprinted from the earliest complete edition with the original illustrations. Edited with an introduction and appendix by F. J. Harvey Darton

London, Navarre Society, 1930
ppxxviii, 258, b/w illus. 8vo, cloth gilt (biro mark on front board). Else very good

Only 2000 copies printed worldwide

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Item 131
Click on the image to see an enlarged version RAY,  Gordon N

The Art of the French Illustrated Book 1700 to 1914

New York, Pierpont Morgan Library & Dover Publications, 1986
pp558, profusely illus. in b/w; 4to, softcover. Very good

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Item 132
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Selections From The Fancy; or, True Sportsman's Guide. By an Operator. With a foreword by George Plimpton. Etching and drawing by Randy Jones

Barre, Mass., 1972
pp136, b/w plates by Randy Jones; 4to, leather spine over papered boards. Very good in sl. defective slipcase

One of 1950 copies, signed by Jones, for members of the Imprint Society

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Item 133
Click on the image to see an enlarged version SHERIDAN,  Richard Brinsley

The School for Scandal. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson

London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1911], first edition thus
196pages, 25 tipped-in colourplates, b/w ills by Thomson; folio, ornate cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. Occasional foxing & offsetting, else a fine copy

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Item 134
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The Gentleman from Cracow [and] The Mirror. With an Introduction by Harry T. Moore. Illustrated with Water Colors by Raphael Soyer

The Limited Editions Club, 1979
60 pages, plus plates. 4to, original paper boards, cloth spine. Owner bookplate on fixed endpaper, else fine in slip-case

No. 1864 of 2000 copies signed by Singer and Soyer

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Item 135
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Sir Gawain And The Green Knight. The Original Middle English Text as Edited by A.C.Cawley, and a Modern Verse Translation with an Introduction by James L. Rosenberg

New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1971
pp100, illus. by Cyril Satorsky; designed and with calligraphic initials by Frank J. Lieberman; 4to, decorated canvas. Fine in slipcase

No. 777 of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator

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Item 136
Click on the image to see an enlarged version SITWELL,  Sacheverell

A Book of Towers and Other Buildings in Southern Europe. A series of dry-points engraved by Richard Wyndham. With an Introduction and Brief Descriptions by Sacheverell Sitwell

London, Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1928
xii, 106 pages, 24 full-page engravings with printed guards, engraved half-title and 2 vignettes. Small folio, half vellum over boards. Boards slightly darkened, else a fine copy

Number 64 of an edition of 350, copies printed on Zanders hand-made paper. With the bookplate of Australian collector Geoffrey Ingleton (No. 9149 in the Ingleton Catalogue)

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Item 137
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The Sea Poems Of Kenneth Slessor. Introduction by Dennis Haskell, wood-engravings by Mike Hudson

Canberra, Brindabella Press, 1990. First edition thus
pp48, 7 wood-engravings by Hudson; 8vo, qtr. kangaroo, paste-paper sides. One of 240 copies, numbered and initialled by the publisher, Alec Bolton. Lower edges scraped, else a fine copy

The 17th book from Officina Brindabella, it is printed in hand-set Baskerville on Mohawk Letterpress paper

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Item 138
Click on the image to see an enlarged version STERNE,  Laurence

The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. With illustrations and decorations by John Austen, and an introduction by J. B. Priestley

London, Bodley Head, 1928, first edition thus
pp552,16 b/w plates, text ills. 8vo, decorated cloth gilt. A little foxing, very good

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Item 139
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A Sentimental Journey Through France And Italy. Illustrated by Valenti Angelo

London, John Lane the Bodley Head, 1929
pp254, full page b/w illus. by Valenti Angelo, head and tail decorations, pictorial endpapers; roy. 8vo, original maroon cloth, gilt. Foxing to edges, but a very good copy

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Item 140
Click on the image to see an enlarged version STRACHAN,  W.J

The Artist and the Book in France. The 20th Century Livre d'artiste

London, Peter Owen, 1969
pp368, numerous b/w & col. plates; 4to, hard cover. Fine in dust jacket and slipcase

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Item 141
Click on the image to see an enlarged version THACKERAY,  W. M

History of Henry Esmond. Illustrations by Hugh Thomson with an introduction by Austin Dobson

London, Macmillan, 1905 First edition thus
ppxlvii, 402, (ii), b/w plates by Hugh Thomson; 8vo, ornate pictorial cloth gilt, all edges gilt. A very small split to rear spine, else very good

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Item 142
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The Eric Thake Picture Book. By Elizabeth Summons

Melbourne, Gryphon Books, (1978)
portrait, 36 b/w ills. [repros of linocuts]; 4to, original decorated cloth. Scattered light foxing, but a very good copy in the dust jacket

No. 291 of 1000 numbered copies

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Item 143
Click on the image to see an enlarged version THOMSON,  James

The Seasons. Embellished with engravings on wood by Bewick from Thurston's designs

London, printed for James Wallis, 1805. First Bewick edition
ppxx, 286 (6), 4 full-page engravings on thick paper, illustrating the seasons, text vignettes; 8vo, bound in later half calf (rubbed), marbled boards, top edges gilt. Edges sl. soiled, 3 pages professionally repaired at leading edges. A very good copy with the wood engravings particularly clear and sharp

Includes Samuel Johnson's Life of Thomson.

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Item 144
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The Seasons with five illustrations by Jacquier and an introduction by John Beresford

London, the Nonesuch Press, 1927
pp 198, four full-page colour plates, title vignette. 4to, printed cloth with title label, spine a little split at label. Pages uncut and sometimes unopened. Bookplate. A good copy.

No. 1137 of 1500 copies

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Item 145
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Candide or All For the Best. Translated from the French of M. de Voltaire. With 10 etchings by Clara Tice

New York, Bennett Libraries, 1927, first thus
pp182 (8), colour frontis. and 9 b/w tissue-guarded plates; 8vo, cloth spine over decorated boards. A fine copy

No. 752 of 1000 copies

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Item 146
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The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man. [Tog. with] The Cold Heart by Wilhelm Hauff. With an Introduction by Dr A. S. Rappoport. Illustrated by Forster Robson

London, Holden & Hardingham, n.d. First edition
pp94, 74, 20 tipped in colour plates with printed tissues, 10 duotone plates by Robson. 4to, original pictorial white cloth decorated in gilt (somewhat darkened). Top edges gilt. Scattered foxing, with tanning to tissue guards. A fair to good copy

The deluxe edition of 100 copies (this is number 58). Signed by the illustrator

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Item 147
Click on the image to see an enlarged version WHALLEY,  Joyce Irene & Tessa Rose Chester

A History Of Children's Book Illustration

London, John Murray, 1988, first edition
pp268, many b/w & col. illus; 4to, cloth. A little toning to edges, else very good in dustwrapper

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Item 148
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

London, Longmans, 1929. First illustrated edition
pp140, 16 tipped-in woodcuts by Clare Leighton. 8vo, hard cover gilt. Spotting to edges, else a near fine copy in like dust jacket

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Item 149
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Pavane For A Dead Infanta

London, Stourton Press, 1972
pp66, drawings by Emily Gwynne-Jones; 4to, quarter calf, linen boards (sl. spotted, else fine)

No. 158 of 194 numbered copies set in the Aries types designed for the Stourton Press by Eric Gill

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Item 150
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The Golden Octopus, Legends of the South Seas. By Viscount Hastings

London, Eveleigh, Nash & Grayson, 1928. First edition
pp(xvi), 92, 12 mounted col. plates; 4to, original `tapa hard cover' papered boards, cloth spine. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Offsetting from to endpapers, else exceptionally fine in fine dust jacket

Edition limited to 750 copies

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