A tragedy in one act: translated from the French of Oscar Wilde, with sixteen drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. London : John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd, 1930. Quarto, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine slightly sunned), bookplate to endpaper, pp. xvii; ; 67, black and white plates by Beardsley. A fine copy.
BUKOWSKI, Charles (1920 - 1994)
San Francisco : City Lights Bookshop, 1973 (first published in 1969). Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 255. With an original pen and ink drawing by Bukowski (signed BUK) opposite the title page, of the author lying in bed, drinking and smoking, surrounded by beer cans and what appears to be a bottle of Scotch.
SCHÜTZE, Dr. St. (editor)
Frankfurt am Main Verlag : Friedrich Wilmans, . Duodecimo (180 x 120 mm), original pictorial papered boards (spine with pale foxing and short paper tear at tail, otherwise very good), all edges gilt, title page, pp 20, 314, illustrated with 14 copperplate engravings; contains numerous short fictional pieces and poetry; text in German in Gothic …
Paris : Librairie Stock, Delamain & Boutelleau, . One of only 5 hors commerce copies out of the 33 examples of the de-luxe edition on Japon impérial paper (this is no. II of those numbered I-V in Roman numerals; the commercial copies are numbered in Arabic numerals 1-28). Octavo, original printed card covers (a short paper …
LONEY, Alan (1940 - ); WAGENER, Richard (1944 - )
Santa Rosa [U.S.A.] : Nawakum Press, 2014. Folio, papered boards, pp. , poetry by Loney and wood engraving by Wagener. Limited to 30 copies, signed and numbered by the poet. A deluxe edition was also published. Both editions quickly sold out. “The binding is hand sewn on linen tapes and laced into a limp paper …
HOOD, Thomas (1799-1845)
Edited, with notes by Walter Jerrold. London : Henry Frowde, 1906. Octavo, contemporary full crushed morocco (upper board lightly rubbed), spine with raised bands lettered in gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, early ownership inscription to first blank, pp. xv, 773, frontispiece portrait of Hood; internally bright and clean, a very good copy. …
London : Sharpe and Hailes, 1811. Two volumes, octavo, full calf, ruled in gilt, expertly rebacked, spines in compartments, gilt dentelles, portrait stipple frontispiece, offsetting to title page, pp. viii; 466; 512, internally clean, a very good set.
Salignac de La Mothe-Fénelon, François de (1641-1679)
A Breslau : chez Jean Frederic Korn l’ainé, 1781. “Nouvelle édition corrigée plus exactement que toutes les précédentes et enrichie de figures en taille-douce.” Octavo, original full calf (rubbed and scuffed), spine in compartments with gilt ornament and contrasting title label lettered in gilt (frayed at head and tail), pastedowns with original decorative lining papers, …
ESCHENBACH, Wolfram von (c.1170-1220)
Herausgegeben von Karl Lachmann. Berlin : G. Reimer, 1833. Octavo, original quarter calf over marbled papered boards (heavily rubbed), spine with gilt lettering and ornament (worn), marbled edges, pp xliv, 638, ; pastedowns and endpapers foxed, otherwise internally very good. The works of the greatest epic poet of medieval German literature, the Minnesinger Wolfram von Eschenbach, …
MAINTENON, Madame de
Paris : Rollin, fils, 1752-53. Three volumes bound in one, small octavo, original full calf (boards rubbed and scuffed), spine in compartments with gilt ornament and contrasting leather title label lettered in gilt (the raised bands and head and tail are worn), marbled endpapers, marbled edges, pp , 212; 212; 202; title pages printed in …
[THIROUX D'ARCONVILLE, Marie Geneviève Charlotte, 1720-1805]
Aus dem französischen. Berlin : in der Paulischen Buchhandlung, 1780-81-82. Three volumes, small octavo, original marbled papered boards, spines with contrasting title labels lettered in gilt (boards heavily rubbed and worn at edges, some surface loss to paper labels); pp , 536; 580; 532, [34 index]; Part 1. with engraved frontispiece portrait of Marie de’ Medici; all title …
San Francisco : Dave Haselwood Books and City Light Books, 1970. First edition. Octavo, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 210, illustrated. Signed on the title page ‘Allen Ginsberg 9/22/88 City Lights’.
SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de (1900-1944)
Paris : Gallimard, 1946. Special edition limited to 36 examples accompanied by a portfolio of Vigny’s lithographic illustrations; 8 examples are hors commerce (I-VIII) and 28 numbered 1-28; this copy is unnumbered. Two volumes large quarto, both in original card covers in matching orange chemise; the book volume is printed on vélin blanc, with 45 …
DIDEROT, Denis; Saint-André, Berthommé (illustrator)
Paris : La Tradition, 1936. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies (this copy is no. 73), of which nos. 51 – 500 were printed on velin d’Arches. Two volumes quarto, contemporary half dark green morocco over hand-made papered boards, endpapers with hand-made watercolour decoration, spine with gilt lettering and ornament, pp -228 + -207, 32 …
Dijon : Editions du Manoir, Henri Pasquinelly,1946. Edition limited to 1000 copies (no. 245). Two volumes quarto, publisher’s pictorial paper covers (mild wear and chipping to edges), 535 pp, uncut, illustrated with full-page lithographs and monochrome designs in the text by SCHEM, accompanied by two loose plates by the same artist printed on vélin du …
MAUPASSANT, Guy de; LOBEL-RICHE, Almery (illustrator)
Paris : Javal et Bourdeaux, 1926. First Edition. Hors de Commerce copy, separate from limited edition of 375 copies. Small quarto, pale green printed wrappers with original glassine over-wrapper, text in loose signatures, as issued, pp 88, with 12 full-page and 3 smaller engraved reproductions, plus one additional plate loose within cover sheet printed Planche …