Literature

  • # 20704

    RIGAL, Pierre L. (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. February, 1927.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., February, 1927. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with wear at corners, fore-edge with short closed tear and a few nicks, spine with some paper loss at foot), 116 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; page 1 with a few pencil annotations, else …

  • # 20703

    BRISSAUD, Pierre (1885-1964) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. September, 1927.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., September, 1927. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with some faint creasing, spine chipped at foot), 128 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring a romantic cover design by Pierre Brissaud.

  • # 20702

    PLATT, Joseph B. (1895-1968) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. May, 1924.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., May, 1924. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (pale damp stain along spine), 128 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; mild damp stain to bottom margins of leaves, else internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring a cover design by Joseph B. Platt.

  • # 20701

    ARNOUX, Guy (1886-1951) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. December, 1928.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., December, 1928. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (paper chipped at head of spine, lower wrapper with short closed tear at fore-edge), 160 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring an exuberant cover design by Guy Arnoux.

  • # 20700

    LAURENCIN, Marie (1883-1956) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. February, 1928.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., February, 1928. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with pal foxing and a few spots of surface loss, paper chipped at head and foot of spine, lower wrapper with tiny amount of loss at bottom corner), 120 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; …

  • # 20699

    BRISSAUD, Pierre (1885-1964) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. April, 1925.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., April, 1925. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with some faint creasing), 128 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring a cover design by Pierre Brissaud.

  • # 20698

    WILDMAN, Marion (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. June, 1927.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., June, 1927. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with some faint creasing, spine chipped at foot), 124 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring a cover design by Marion Wildman.

  • # 20697

    FISH, Anne Harriet (1890–1964) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. December, 1927.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., December, 1927. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with discreet stamp of original owner Geo. H. Hess, Jr., spine chipped at foot), 164 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring a striking “jazz age” cover …

  • # 20694

    BOBRI (BOBRITSKY), Vladimir, 1898-1986 (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. November, 1928.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., November, 1928. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with some tiny marks at top corner, paper chipped at foot spine), 164 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring a striking “jazz age” cover design by …

  • # 19887

    SHAKESPEARE, William

    The dramatick writings of Will. Shakspere,

    with the notes of all the various commentators; printed complete from the best editions of Sam. Johnson and Geo. Steevens. London : John Bell, 1786. Together with the Annotations, John Bell, 1787. Eighteen volumes (in nineteen), duodecimo (14.5 cm), contemporary full tree calf, gilt border, contrasting morocco title labels to spines, gilt tooling, engraved plates, …

  • # 19720

    "Author of Little Jessie" [pseud. of Sarah Maria FOY]

    The Australian babes in the wood : a true story told in rhyme for the young

    / by the author of ‘Little Jessie,’ etc. ; illustrated by Hugh Cameron, J. M’Whirter, G. Hay, J. Lawson, etc., and engraved by R. Paterson. London : Griffith and Farran, 1866. Small octavo, original blind blocked blue cloth boards, upper board with lettering and pictorial device stamped in gilt (boards lightly marked, spine sunned), hinges cracked, …

  • # 20327

    TIDYMAN, Ernest (1928-1984)

    Shaft. (Presentation copy from the author)

    New York : Macmillan, 1970. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s red cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (pale foxing at top edge of front panel, else very good), a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free-endpaper: ’28 July 1970. For Leonard Hammer – on the eve of his fiction career, which should …

  • # 19524

    CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106 - 43 B.C.)

    M. Tulli Ciceronis Orationes

    ex recensione Ioannis Georgi Graevii cum ejusdem animadversionibus, et notis integris Francisci Hottomanni, Dionysii Lambini, Fulvii Ursinii, Pauli Manutii ac selectis aliorum. Amstelodami [Amsterdam] : P. & I. Blaeu, 1699. Octavo, six volumes, full plain vellum, manuscript titles to spines, bookplate to pastedowns, various pagination, copperplate frontispiece to volume 1, ornamental headpieces and initials; a fine …

  • # 20076

    FALCONER, Forbes

    Selections of the Bostân of Sâdi. Intended for the use of students of the Persian language (presentation copy)

    London : printed by L. Schonberg, for Allen & Co et al, 1838. Duodecimo, full diced calf, ruled in gilt, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title label, marbled edges and endpapers, inscription in Farsi to preliminary blank, pp. iii (preface in English); 107 (text in Farsi), presentation inscription in copperplate pen ‘To William Andrew, …

  • # 19912

    BALZAC, Honoré de (1799 - 1850); CONDER, Charles (1868 - 1909)

    [CONDER]. La Fille aux Yeux d’Or [The girl with the golden eyes]

    By Honoré de Balzac. Translated by Ernest Dowson. With six illustrations engraved on wood by Charles Conder. London : Leonard Smithers, 1896. Octavo, purple lettered yellow cloth, title page in red and black, pp. vii; 107, six illustrations after Conder engravings, light foxing to preliminaries, a very good copy. A fine edition of Balzac illustrated by …

  • # 20287

    (TISSOT, James.) GONCOURT, Edmond and Jules de

    Renee Mauperin.

    Paris : Charpentier et cie., 1884. Large octavo, half-crushed morocco over marbled boards, spine in compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt, housed in a chemise suede wrapper and calf edged slipcase, top edge gilt, pp. 380, illustrated with ten original etched plates by Tissot signed with the artist’s red monogram stamp. Limited to 550 …