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  • Topic: Rare, Fine Bindings & Limited Editions

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New York: Limited Editions Club,

1959-1967. 9 issues of the prospectus. Each is bound in various colored wraps, each ca. 14 pp, some with additional material laid in, generally VG copies. Handsome set of LEC material. ... more

Price: $45.00

Spain: np, 1550.

A Carta de donacion for Hernan Vaca, citizen and alderman of Leon. Leon, 29 July 1550. 11 vellum leaves of text and illustration. 8.75 x 12 inches. Text in a gothic textura hand. Limp vellum wallet binding with button and loop closure. Vellum painted with green border and coat of... more

Price: $1,500.00

Spain: np, 1641.

Patent of Nobility (Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia) for Juan Gomez de Espinosa, citizen of Madrid and Cardenosa, has his status as an hidalgo confirmed. Valladolid, 4 December 1641. 77 vellum leaves of text and illustration. 8.25 x 12.25 inches. Text in a calligraphic italic hand and 3 leaves on vellum... more

Price: $4,000.00

Amsterdam: Peter Mortier, 1766.

1766, later edition (first published in 1738). Softcover in old decorative wraps. 98 pp., including four folding copperplates. Some contemporary occasional ink annotations to the contents and endpapers; clean and unmarked plates. Library withdrawal stamp on the inside of the rear wrap is the only sign of previous library ownership.... more

Price: $375.00

Zaragoca: Pedro Carreras, 1716.

1716, First Printing. (8), 36 pp. Recently rebound in green cloth. Well-preserved, bright contents. A rare allegorical play featuring the Old Testament figure Jephthah from the Book of Judges, who fulfills his vow to sacrifice his daughter after leading his people in the defeat of the Ammonites. RARE. OCLC locates... more

Price: $500.00

(New York): Printed for the Purchasers, 1809.

Complete set in 2 volumes. 1809, First Edition. 404, 434. Hardcover 8vos., in original full calf, with gilt bands and gilt and leather title label. A Good set. Front board of Volume 1 loose, but present; the other boards are all attached, but barely. Old repair done to the rear... more

Price: $400.00

np (Egypt): np, c. 1910.

C. 1910. Softcover, original stringbound decorative wraps with cloth spine. Title page plus 30 plates in brilliant color, printed on rectos only. Captions in English and French. No publisher information, or introductory text. Near Fine. Light shelfwear to the extremities of the covers. Bold, unmarked contents. 9.5 x 7 inches... more

Price: $500.00

New York: American and Foreign Bible Society, 1849.

1849. English text. Hardcover, 12mo. (3.5 x 5.75 inches), bound in full green leather by Cook and Somerville Binders of New York, with title label and 5 raised bands, titles and design in gilt, aeg. Illustrated with 4 maps and 2 plans. Very Good copy. Light wear to the leather... more

Price: $200.00

Glasgow: Foulis, 1759.

1759, First Printing. Hardcover, 8vo., original calf, with two engraved portraits. Introduction on Tyrtaeus in English, followed by text in Greek, 'Observations' in English, and text in Latin. Very Good, with some wear to joints. INSCRIBED BY JOHN WILKES (1725-1797), the English radical journalist and politician, on the first blank... more

Price: $2,750.00

Paris: Librairie Artistique, 1885.

1885. Hardcover, folio, full leather binding (by Brentano) with titles and embellishments in gilt, aeg. Illustrated throughout by Leloir with 12 tissue-covered engravings, plus vignettes on every page. Very Good. Leather rubbed along edges, corners and spines; very shallow loss to the spine ends. Contemporary gift inscription on the front... more

Price: $145.00

London: J. and R. Tonson, 1741.

Complete set in 4 volumes. 1741, Third Edition. Hardcover, 4tos., full old mottled calf rebacked in leather, with raised bands and red and green and gilt title labels, marbled endpapers. Labels in excellent condition; most of the gilt rule along the boards has flaked off. Engraved frontis of the author... more

Price: $400.00

Oxford: Talboys and Vincent, 1829.

1829. Hardcover, 8vo., full navy leather binding, with gilt accents and titles, marbled endpapers. 267 pp. Very Good. Light edgewear to the binding. Unmarked text. Previous owner's neat signature on the front blank. A lovely binding, now housed in a protective mylar sleeve. Digital images available upon request. ... more

Price: $150.00

Oxford: Limited Editions Club, 1933.

1933, LEC, this is #1022 of 1500 copies singed by the designer, Bruce Rogers. Hardcover, 4to., quarter-vellum with gilt title, marbled boards, teg. Illustrations throughout. Title page in black and red. Tight binding; clean contents. There is a 2.5-inch split to the front outer hinge that has been neatly and... more

Price: $75.00

Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1886.

3 volumes, 1886. Hardcover 8vo's. Full green crushed calf with double gilt rule, gilt embossed spine compartments and tan leather spine labels, gilt dentelles. Upper edges gilt. Each volume is copiously illustrated with original etching by Lalauze. In near fine condition with light rubbing to spine heads and a half... more

Price: $200.00

Venice: Aldus Iunior, 1571.

1571 Hardcover vellum 16mo, 469 + 67pp. With numerous engraved Aldus printer's marks. Very good with light soil and closed cracking to joints. A few marks on rear endpapers, else clean. Another edition appeared in 1580, expanded to 12 books. Handsome copy, rare. ... more

Price: $650.00

Pittsburgh: Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, 1977.

Inscribed by the subject, artist Pierre Alechinsky, to a docent at the Carnegie Museum. 1977, First Edition. Softcover. 258 pp. Illustrated throughout. Very Good. Light spotting and fading to the spine and rear cover. Previous owner's occasional ink underlining to the text, plus marks and notes to the index of... more

Price: $175.00

San Francisco: Collins, 1996.

SIGNED by Muhammad Ali on a special bookplate affixed to the front fly leaf. 1996, First printing. Hardcover. A Fine, tight, clean copy in a Near Fine dust jacket that shows minor fading. The DJ is now housed in a mylar wrap. A thoughtful and beautifully produced book, signed by... more

Price: $225.00

New York: James F. Drake, 1922.

Number 219 of 250 signed and numbered copies. First edition thus, 1922. Cloth-backed patterned boards, paper spine-label, 34 pp., clean unmarked text, Very Good copy, owner's signature on the front pastedown, rubbing or wear to the tips and edges of the covers, no dust jacket. Signed and numbered by Allen... more

Price: $40.00

Mount Vernon: Limited Editions Club, 1937.

Signed and numbered--ours number 1434 of 1500. Three volumes. First edition thus, 1937. Cloth hardcovers, 431 + 493 + 685 pp., illustrated, Near Fine copies, soiling or foxing to the outer pages and the page-edges, a bit of mellowing to the spines, no dust jackets. Signed by illustrator Edward A.... more

Price: $85.00

London: J. Almon and H. Beevor, 1767, 1768.

2 books: Volume 1, 1767 and Volume III, May-December, 1768. Hardcovers, 8vos., original leather backed marbled boards, text plus a total of 10 engraved plates. Includes the satirical copperplate, ''The Colonies Reduc'd'' attributed to Benjamin Franklin, and said to be so rare that Franklin's bibliographer, Ford, stated he had only... more

Price: $2,500.00

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