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The Comic History of Rome, A' Beckett, Gilbert Abbott
1 A' Beckett, Gilbert Abbott The Comic History of Rome
London Bradbury, Agnew & Co. N.D. Reprint. First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by John Leech 
Expertly rebacked in half-leather over marbled boards, original spine laid down in six compartments, gilt lettering in two compartments, intricate gilt tooling in remainder. Illustrated with ten hand-colored steel engravings and 98 in-text woodcuts by John Leech. nd (c. 1870). "One of the wittiest writers of the day" (Allibone, 152), writer Becket worked with illustrator Leech on the staff of the poplar and influential humor magazine "Punch." Leech’s "humor is as keen, his sense of fun as marked [as George Cruikshank’s] [Leech’s pictures] are of the most graphic and mirth-producing kind, and yet the raillery is invariably good-humored" (DNB). Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811-1856) was an English humorist, lawyer and writer. He was born in London and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas Becket. He was educated at Westminster School and was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1841. He edited the comic paper "Figaro in London" and was one of the original staff of "Punch" and a contributor until his death. He was an active journalist on "The Times" and "The Morning Herald," contributed a series of light articles to "The Illustrated London News," conducted in 1846 "The Almanack of the Month" and found time to produce some fifty or sixty plays, among them dramatized versions of Charles Dickens's shorter stories, written in collaboration with Mark Lemon. He is perhaps best known as the author of "Comic History of England," "Comic History of Rome," "Comic Blackstone," etc. He wrote the book for two operas with music composed by his wife Mary Anne à Beckett (née Glossop), "Agnes Sorrel" and "Red Riding Hood." . Boards mildly shelf-worn, unmarked, tight and square. All illustrations bright and clean. NEAR FINE. . Hand colored steel engravings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xii, (i), 308 pp 
Price: 500.00 USD
 
 
The Comic History of England: with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech (Two Volumes bound in One), A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott
2 A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott The Comic History of England: with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech (Two Volumes bound in One)
London Bradbury, Agnew, & Co. N.D. Reprint. 1 Leather Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by John Leech 
Beautifully bound in burgundy half leather over marbled boards by Henry Young and Sons, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, elaborate gilt tooling in the remainder, gilt borders on covers, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. nd (c. 1864). Profusely illustrated with 20 hand-colored etchings and 200 woodcuts by John Leech. Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811 – 1856) was an English humorist, lawyer and writer. He was born in London, the son of a lawyer, and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas Becket. He was educated at Westminster School and was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1841. He edited the comic paper "Figaro in London" and was one of the original staff of "Punch" and a contributor until his death. He was an active journalist on "The Times" and "The Morning Herald," contributed a series of light articles to "The Illustrated London News," conducted in 1846 "The Almanack of the Month" and found time to produce some fifty or sixty plays, among them dramatized versions of Charles Dickens's shorter stories, written in collaboration with Mark Lemon. He is perhaps best known as the author of "Comic History of England," "Comic History of Rome," "Comic Blackstone," etc. He wrote the book for two operas with music composed by his wife Mary Anne à Beckett (née Glossop), "Agnes Sorrel" and "Red Riding Hood." John Leech’s "humor is as keen, his sense of fun as marked [as George Cruikshank’s] [Leech’s pictures] are of the most graphic and mirth-producing kind, and yet the raillery is invariably good-humored" (DNB).. The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean, with only very minor cover and edge-wear. NEAR FINE. . Color Engravings and B&W Woodcuts. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xviii, 320, 304 pp 
Price: 650.00 USD
 
 
The Comic History of England: with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech (Two Volumes bound in One), A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott
3 A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott The Comic History of England: with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech (Two Volumes bound in One)
London Bradbury, Agnew, & Co. N.D. Reprint. 1 Leather Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by John Leech 
Beautifully bound in burgundy half leather over marbled boards, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, elaborate gilt tooling in the remainder, blind-stamped borders on covers, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. nd (c. 1864). Profusely illustrated with 20 colored etchings and 200 woodcuts by John Leech. Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811-1856) was an English humorist, lawyer and writer. He was born in London and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas Becket. He was educated at Westminster School and was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1841. He edited the comic paper "Figaro in London" and was one of the original staff of "Punch" and a contributor until his death. He was an active journalist on "The Times" and "The Morning Herald," contributed a series of light articles to "The Illustrated London News," conducted in 1846 "The Almanack of the Month" and found time to produce some fifty or sixty plays, among them dramatized versions of Charles Dickens's shorter stories, written in collaboration with Mark Lemon. He is perhaps best known as the author of "Comic History of England," "Comic History of Rome," "Comic Blackstone," etc. He wrote the book for two operas with music composed by his wife Mary Anne à Beckett (née Glossop), "Agnes Sorrel" and "Red Riding Hood." John Leech’s "humor is as keen, his sense of fun as marked [as George Cruikshank’s] [Leech’s pictures] are of the most graphic and mirth-producing kind, and yet the raillery is invariably good-humored" (DNB). . The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean, with only one minor chip on the spine, and very modest shelf-wear. NEAR FINE. . Color Engravings and B&W Woodcuts. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xviii, 320, 304 pp 
Price: 500.00 USD
 
 
The Oresteia, Aeschylus
4 Aeschylus The Oresteia
Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1979 Collector's Edition. 1 Hard Cover Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Michael Ayrton 
Full green leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt tooling and borders on covers, a.e.g., silk moire endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound. Translated from the Greek by E. D. A. Morshead. Illustrated with B&W plates by Michael Ayrton. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. FINE.. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. B&W Illustrations. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xviii, (i), 177 pp 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
Getting Up and Going Home, Anderson, Robert
5 Anderson, Robert Getting Up and Going Home
Franklin Center, PA The Franklin Library 1978 Stated First Edition. First Printing Leather As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by Barnett Plotkin 
Limited First Edition. Full brown leather, spine in four compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration in each compartment, gilt decoration and borders on covers, moire silk endpapers, all edges gilt, silk ribbon marker. This limited first edition was published by special arrangement with Simon & Schuster (the publisher of the first trade edition) exclusively for the members of The First Edition Society. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. The First Edition Society Series. Color Illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 257 pp 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
6 Anonymous (Sir John Barrow) A Memoir of the Life of Peter the Great
London John Murray and Thomas Tegg N.D. Fifth Edition. 1 Leather Very Good with no dust jacket 
Full calf, spine in six compartments, gilt lettering on burgundy label in one compartment, intricate gilt tooling in the remainder, gilt borders on covers, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece of Peter the Great. nd (c. 1850). An extremely handsome binding. . Hinges professionally reinforced, a portion of upper board lightly sunned, else unmarked, tight, square, supple and clean. VERY GOOD. . Portrait Frontispiece. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. xvi, 366 pp 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
7 Aristophanes The Birds and The Frogs
Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1979 Collector's Edition. First Printing Leather Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Marian Parry and John Austen 
Publisher's full dark green leather, decorated with 22kt gilt, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in three compartments, gilt tooling (Frogs and Birds) in remainder, intricate gilt decoration on both covers, a.e.g., green moire silk endpapers, printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smythe sewn, with concealed muslin joints. The Birds has two-tone illustrations by Marian Parry and an introduction by Dudley Fitts. The Frogs is introduced by Gilbert Seldes and has wood-engravings by John Austen. . The volume is in almost perfect condition, the silk endpapers are lightly sunned, otherwise unread, unmarked, tight, square, and clean. FINE. . The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. Two-tone illustrations. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 52; xiii, 62 pp 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
Politics & Poetics, Aristotle
8 Aristotle Politics & Poetics
Norwalk, CT The Easton Press 1979 Collector's Edition. 1 Hard Cover As New with No dust jacket as issued Illustrated by Leonard Baskin 
Publisher's full dark green leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering or decoration in each compartment, elaborate gilt decoration and borders on both covers, Moire silk endpapers, a.e.g., printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. Illustrated with 15 full-page portraits by Leonard Baskin and color frontispiece portrait of Aristotle. Introduction by Horace M. Kallen. Translated by Benjamin Jowett and S. H. Butcher. A volume in the series The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. . This is an unopened, unmarked copy in perfect, pristine condition. AS NEW.. Fine Binding. Color and B&W illustrations. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. xxi, (ii), 331 pp 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
9 Aristotle Politics & Poetics
Norwalk, CT The Easton Press 1979 Collector's Edition. First Printing Leather As New with No dust jacket as issued Illustrated by Leonard Baskin 
Full dark green leather, spine in five compartments separated by four raised bands, gilt lettering or decoration in each compartment, elaborate gilt decoration and borders on both covers, Moire silk endpapers, AEG, printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marked bound in, Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. Illustrated with fifteen full-page portraits by Leonard Baskin and color frontispiece portrait of Aristotle. Introduction by Horace M. Kallen. Translated by Benjamin Jowett and S. H. Butcher. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square, and clean. AS NEW. . The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. Fine Binding. Color and B&W illustrations. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. xxi, (ii), 331 pp 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
The Last Legends of Earth, Attanasio, A. A.
10 Attanasio, A. A. The Last Legends of Earth
Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1989 Stated First Edition. First Printing Leather As New with No dust jacket as issued Illustrated by Pat Morrissey Signed by Author
First Edition (stated), signed by A. A. Attanasio. Publisher's full black leather, spine in four compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt decoration on covers, all edges gilt, moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smyth-sewn with concealed muslin joints. Illustrated with color frontispiece by Pat Morrissey. Introduction by James Gunn. Alfred Angelo Attanasio (born 1951), is an author of fantasy and science fiction. His science-fiction novel Radix was nominated for the 1981 Nebula Award for Best Novel and was followed by three other novels (including "In Other Worlds," "Arc of the Dream," and "The Last Legends of Earth), the four books, together, comprising the critically acclaimed "Radix Tetrad." He also writes under the name Adam Lee. One of the most magnificently baroque science fiction stylists of his generation, Attanasio writes books that combine robust adventures old as humanity with metaphysical, hallucinogenic mindtrips. . This volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. AS NEW. . Color Plates. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 481 pp. Signed by Author 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
Rogues in Porcelain: A Miscellany of Eighteenth Century Poems, Austen, John
11 Austen, John Rogues in Porcelain: A Miscellany of Eighteenth Century Poems
London Chapman & Hall, Ltd. 1924 First Edition Thus. First Printing Leather Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by John Austen 
Magnificent inlaid binding by Riviere and Son, with their stamp on the front turn-in. Full green crushed morocco with a leather inlay in seven different colors of leather. Spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling and borders in the remainder, gilt ruled borders with gilt devices at each corner on covers, color illustrated endpapers which are matched in the doublures, gilt borders and devices on each turn-in, a.e.g. Illustrated with bright color plates, as well as numerous head and tail-pieces in full color by John Austen, after the style of Aubrey Beardsley. This volume is designed to "give pleasure to all those who love the courtesies, the formalities, and the gracious fancies of the Augustan age of English Poetry." A stunningly beautiful binding. . Expertly refurbished, spine moderately sunned, else unmarked, tight, square, clean, and crisp. An extremely beautiful book. NEAR FINE. . Color drawings. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 258 pp 
Price: 995.00 USD
 
 
12 Beyle, Marie-Henri (Stendhal) The Red and the Black
Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1975 Limited Edition. 1 Hard Cover As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by Rafaello Busoni 
Full red leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering or decoration in each compartment, intricate gilt decoration on both covers, a. e. g., yellow moire silk endpapers, printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smyth sewn, and with concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. Illustrated with full-page full plates by Rafaello Busoni. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. AS NEW. . The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. Color Illustrations. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 450 pp 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
13 Beyle, Marie-Henri (Stendhal) The Red and the Black
Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1975 Collector's Edition. First Printing Leather As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by Rafaello Busoni 
Full red leather, spine in four compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, intricate gilt decoration on both covers, a.e.g., black moire silk endpapers, printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smyth sewn, and with concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. Illustrated with full-page monochrome (red) plates by Rafaello Busoni. Translated by C. K. Scott-Moncrieff. Introduction by Hamilton Basso. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square, and clean. AS NEW. . The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. Color Illustrations. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xvii, 450 pp 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
Commentaries on the Laws of England (Four Volumes, Complete), Blackstone, William
14 Blackstone, William Commentaries on the Laws of England (Four Volumes, Complete)
Oxford The Clarendon Press 1766-1769 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1766-1769. Four volumes uniformly bound in half calf over marbled boards, spines in six compartments separated by gilt borders, gilt titles and decoration on red and black labels in two compartments, volume numbers, gilt, in gilt borders in one compartment. Marbled endpapers. (iv), iv, 485, (i); (viii), 520, xix; viii, 455, xxvii; viii, 436, vii, (40) pp. Illustrated with two copperplate tables, Table of Consanguinity and fold-out Table of Descents in Volume Two. "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history. Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine. Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation. He takes a delight in describing and defending as the essence of the constitution the often anomalous complexities which had grown into the laws of England over the centuries. But he achieves the astonishing feat of communicating this delight, and this is due to a style which is itself always lucid and graceful.". MIXED FIRST AND SECOND EDITIONS IN MATCHING BINDINGS. Volumes One and Two are Second Editions, Volumes Three and Four are First Editions. All volumes are in excellent condition. The front hinges are starting in volumes one and two. A former owner's name (John Black) is neatly written on each title page. The boards are all very lightly bumped. The hinges in volumes one and two have been professionally reinforced. Very light, mild foxing throughout. Both Tables are in excellent condition. VERY GOOD.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Price: 6000.00 USD
 
 
Selections from the Writings of William Blake, Blake, William
15 Blake, William Selections from the Writings of William Blake
London Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner 1893 First Edition. 1 Vellum Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Original full Vellum binding with title in red and medallion in black on cover, and titles in red and black on spine, t.e.g., others deckle. Frontispiece is original engraved plate, "The Sons of God Appearing Before the Lord." Introductory Essay by Laurence Housman. Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co., Edinburgh and London. . The Vellum is, as usual, beginning to bow. A beautiful little volume. VERY GOOD+.. Steel engraving. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. xxxii, 259, (1) pp 
Price: 130.00 USD
 
 
The Decameron of Boccaccio, Boccaccio, Giovanni
16 Boccaccio, Giovanni The Decameron of Boccaccio
New York The Bibliophilist Society N.D. First Printing Hard Cover Fair with no dust jacket 
Publisher's full black cloth, white lettering on spine, foredge deckle, top edge red, B&W frontispiece . Spine sunned and moderately worn, ex-libris and personal note on fep, hinges sprung, else good. FAIR. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 307 pp 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
The Decameron: The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence, and Conversation, Boccaccio, Giovanni
17 Boccaccio, Giovanni The Decameron: The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence, and Conversation
Norwalk, CT The Easton Press 1980 Collector's Edition. First Edition Leather As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by Fritz Kredel 
Publisher's fll brown leather, spine in six compartments separated by five raised bands, gilt lettering or decoration in each compartment, intricate gilt decoration on both covers, moire silk endpapers, a.e.g., printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marked bound in, Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. 4to. xxi, (i), 536 pp. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts, head and tail-pieces by Fritz Kredel and color frontispiece portrait of Giovanni Boccaccio. A volume in the Easton Press series The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unopened, unread, unmarked, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. Fine Binding. Woodcuts. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. xxi, 536 pp 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
18 Boccaccio, John The Decameron The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence and Conversation
Norwalk, CT The Easton Press 1980 Collector's Edition. First Printing Leather As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by Fritz Kredel 
Full dark red leather, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, elaborate gilt decoration and borders on both covers, red moire silk endpapers, a.e.g., printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marked bound in, Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. Translated into English anno. 1620, with an Introduction by Edward Hutton and illustrated with B&W woodcut engravings in the Renaissance manner by Fritz Kredel. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square, and clean. AS NEW. . The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. Fine Binding. B&W woodcut engravings. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xxi, 536 pp 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
The Martian Chronicles, Bradbury, Ray
19 Bradbury, Ray The Martian Chronicles
Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1989 Collector's Edition. First Printing Leather Fine with No dust jacket as issued Illustrated by Joseph Mugnaini Signed by Author
Signed by Ray Bradbury. Publisher's full maroon leather, spine in four compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt lettering and decoration on cover, all edges gilt, printed endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smyth-sewn with concealed muslin joints. Illustrated in color and B&W by Joseph Mugnaini. Introduction by Damon Knight. Collector's Notes laid in.. The former owner's special Easton Press "Masterpieces of Science Fiction" bookplate is tipped-in on the fep, otherwise this is a pristine copy, unmarked, unread, tight, square, and clean. FINE. . The Masterpieces of Science Fiction Series. Color and B&W illustrations. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 309 pp. Signed by Author 
Price: 300.00 USD
 
 
Wuthering Heights, Bronte, Emily
20 Bronte, Emily Wuthering Heights
Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1980 Collector's Edition. First Printing Hard Cover As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by Barnett Freedman 
Publisher's full blue leather, spine in four compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt tooling on covers, a.e.g., moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated with lithographs by Barnett Freedman. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. Lithographs. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xxx, (i), 331 pp 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
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