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ABOUT, Edmond, 1826-1885. LES MARIAGES DE PARIS. (STIKEMAN binding). Paris: A. Lahure pour Les Amis des Livres, 1887. 8vo. [vi]565. With frontispiece and 52 plates in two states, and numerous vignettes in the text, all drawn by Piguet and engraved on wood by Huyot. Number 6 of 100 copies for subscribers on china paper, out of an edition of 115. This one was for Monsieur Henri Béraldi, well-known bibliophile, publisher, president of the Société des Amis des Livres. and author of books on French printmakers of the 19th century, with his name printed under the number. Six stories by a witty commentator on the mores of his time. (Carteret 1946: IV, p.41.)

Dark blue crushed morocco with gilt lettering and five raised bands to spine. Dentelles intricately gilt, with the label "Stikeman & Co." Marbled end papers; original printed wrappers bound-in. T.e.g. Lovely condition, but for slight wear to the surface of the lower board, and barely visible split to paper of inner front hinge.













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DUMAS, Alexandre, fils, 1824-95. FRANCILLON. PIECE EN TROIS ACTES. (RUBAN binding). Paris: Calmann Lévy, Editeur, 1887. Large octavo. 153pp. With six original watercolors, and three pen and ink drawings, all signed by the artist, P. Bertault. Number 65 of 65 copies on holland paper, of an edition of 131. (Carteret 1924: I, p. 249.)

In an elaborate signed binding by Pétrus Ruban (1851-1929) of full olive green crushed morocco. A.e.g. With a central design of theater masks and musical instruments, surrounded by vines, flowers, birds, butterflies and insects tooled and gilded, as well as intricate borders and corners. Richly decorated gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers. Original printed wrappers bound-in. Discoloration to original wrappers. The spine is evenly faded to brownish green. Matching marbled paper slipcase, edged in morocco. A unique copy with original watercolors, in a lovely bind







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[ANONYMOUS]. LE BAISER. ÉTUDE LITTÉRAIRE ET HISTORIQUE. (STIKEMAN binding). Nancy & Paris: Berger-Levrault et Cie, 1888. 4to. 316 pp. Headpieces by Gustave Fraipont (1849-1923). #74 of 300 on Holland paper of a total edition of 315. The author is unknown, but the dedication is signed by "Docteur ****".

Signed binding by Stikeman & Co. of half brown crushed morocco over patterned silkcovered boards. Spine in 5 raised bands with elaborate gilt compartments, featuring butterflies. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original printed wrappers bound-in. Minor wear to silk over boards, otherwise near fine.








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MÉRIMÉE, Prosper, 1803-1870. CHRONIQUE DU REGNE DE CHARLES IX. (RUBAN binding). Paris: Georges Chamerot, pour les Amis des Livres, 1876. Quarto. Two volumes. 4to. xv,422 pp. Number 43 (this one for M.G. Masson) of an edition of 115 copies, of the 100 numbered for subscribers. With thirty-one etchings by Edmond Morin (1824-1882). A portrait of Merimee is inserted in two full-page states. Carteret says "belle illustration cotée" ("beautifully illustrated, desirable"). (Carteret 1946: IV, p. 278.)

Bound by Pétrus Ruban (1851-1929) in maroon levant, gilt, in a classic and elegant design of 9 gold fillets, repeated in the spine compartments and dentelles. With lovely blue silk floral embroidered doublures, and marbled endpapers. T.e.g. 28 cm, large paper. Original wrappers bound-in. A few faint scratches on the leather, otherwise fine throughout.







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MURGER, Henry. SCENES DE LA BOHEME. (RUBAN binding). Paris: D. Jouaust pour les Amis des Livres, 1879. 8vo. 442 pp. With 13 etchings by Adolphe Bichard, each in two states. Number 81 (this one for M. Bernard) out of an edition of 118, of the 100 numbered for subscribers. Preface by Murger, dated Mai, 1850. Carteret calls this an "édition recherchée" ("sought-after edition") (Carteret 1946: p. 281.)

Beautifully bound by Pétrus Ruban (1851-1929) in tan levant, gilt, with onlays of forest green leather. Gilt-stamped artist palettes with onlaid colors fill the corners and spine compartments. With lovely doublures printed with exotic birds and flowers in color, gilt inner dentelles and marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Fine.







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MUSSET, Paul de, 1804-1880. LE DERNIER ABBÉ. (RUBAN binding). Paris: Librairie des Amateurs; A. Ferroud, 1891. Large 8vo. xvi, 64 pp. .First book edition. Illustrated with 19 etchings by Adolphe Lalauze (1838-1906). Out of a total edition of 525, this is one of 62 copies on Japan paper with the etchings in two states, one with remarques. Preface by Anatole France. Musset's story originally appeared in the Revue des Deux Mondes in 1840. Issued in wrappers, which are here bound-in. (Carteret 1946: IV, p. 301, "édition estimée," esteemed edition.)

Bound by Pétrus Ruban (1851-1929) in full red levant morocco, elegantly gilded with a triple fillet frame and elaborate floral design tooled in gold, the pattern repeated on the lower cover and in the spine compartments and gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Custom slipcase covered in marbled paper, edged in matching red levant. Fine. A beautiful example.










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SCARRON, Paul. LE ROMAN COMIQUE. (STIKEMAN binding). Paris: Jouaust, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1880. Pour la Petite Bibliothèque Artistique. Three octavo volumes. 250-228-178 pp. Preface by Paul Bourget. Illustrated with ten etchings by A. Salmon after Leopold Flemeng. This is # 64 of 170 large paper copies on Holland paper, out of an edition of 220. (Carteret 1946: IV, p. 359, "édition éstimée.")

In a lovely binding by Stikeman & Co, signed in inner dentelles, of full blue crushed morocco gilt, decorated in rules, fillets and floral designs on covers and in spine compartments. Marbled endpapers and decorative turn-ins in gilt. Top edge gilt. Ribbon markers. Faint superficial half-inch crack to front outer hinge on Volume I. and II, else fine.







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SCHOLL. Aurélien. DENISE. (MEUNIER binding). Paris: Ed. Rouveyre et G. Blond, 1884. Illustrations by Grivas, engraved by Arents. This is #18 of 50 numbered copies on Japon, out of an edition of 100, each with an additional suite of the illustrations on Japon, without the text. Scarlet morocco levant with gilt frame of branches, leaves and bird, surrounded by 4 filets, design repeated in spine compartments, with the addition of roses. T.e.g. Original wrappers bound-in. Signed on gilt floral turn-in by Charles Meunier. Fine. With the addition of a tipped-in autograph letter, signed by Scholl, about an earlier edition of this title.








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UZANNE, Octave, 1852-1931. LE PAROISSIEN DU CÉLIBATAIRE; OBSERVATIONS PHYSIOLOGIQUES ET MORALES SUR L'ÉTAT DU CÉLIBAT. (RUBAN binding). Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, Librairies- Imprimeries Reunies, 1890. 8vo (247 by 150mm.) 2, l, xxx, 294, 2, l pp. With Frontispiece and 11 etched vignettes by E. Gaujean after Albert Lynch. Frontispiece in 4 states, the other illustrations in 3 states. This is one of 25 copies on papier du Chine, of a total of 1100 copies printed. (Carteret 1946: V, p.190).

Unusual and lovely binding by Pétrus Ruban (1851-1929) of full crushed morocco gilt with raised bands and gilt-decorated compartments. Onlays of motifs in white levant of open books surrounded by gilt floral decorations on both boards. Framed by fillets of gold and inlaid black levant. Delicately gilded inner dentelles, All edges gilt. Publisher's original wrappers bound-in and extra set of marbled endpapers also inserted. Housed in a custom slipcase covered in marbled paper edged with levant matching the binding of the book. A beautiful example of this rare title, in fine condition.
















FRENCH LYRICS Selected and Annotated by George Saintsbury. London, Kegan Paul and Trench, 1882. Octavo. xxxvi,244pp. Large paper edition of 50 copies, signed by the publisher. Full straight-grain morocco, with gilt rules, floral garlands, and intricately gilt inner dentelles. T.e.g. Engraved frontispiece. An anthology of French lyric poetry from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century. Angels and cherubs reading in the frontispiece engraving. A nice presentation in a lovely Zaehnsdorf gift binding. Extremities rubbed, else fine. $600.00 #70940 click image for more details, pictures








HERMANT, Abel. LES CONFIDENCES D'UNE AIEULE (1788-1863). Paris: Société d'Éditions Littéraires et Artistiques/Librairie Paul Ollendorff, 1900. No. 16 of 50 copies on japan paper. 8vo., dark blue morocco with extra gilt spine and boards, gilt top edge, green ribbon marker. Original paper wrappers bound in. Gilt turn-ins, silk doublures, marbled flypapers. Fine binding is by Canape. Color title page, suite of illustrations "hors texte coloriés à l'aquarelle une suite des dessins sur chine et une suite sur japon en noir" bound in throughout the volume, accompanying the text and text illustrations. A lovely copy, but unfortunately two of the text illustrations on japon en noir are missing. $450.00 #80508










FOUILLOUX, Jacques du. LA VÉNERIE. Précédée de quelques notes biographiques et d'une notice bibliographique. Angers: Charles Lebossé, 1844. This is a reprint of the 1585 edition of this classic work on hunting, illustrated with numerous woodcuts in the text after those in the original edition and with musical examples. The biographical/bibliographical "notice" which precedes the text is by Baron Jérôme Frédéric Pichon. Text and illustrations are nicely printed on quality paper. Tall octavo (25.4 cm). 15,[17] pp., 125 ff, [10] pp. Handsomely bound in later three-quarter brown morocco and marbled sides by Simier, with gilt-stamped title and blind-stamped frames in spine compartments, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Bookplate (of Mr. Bruley des Varannes) on second flyleaf. Two facing pages are toned, and one leaf (no. 55) has small loss at bottom fore-corner without affecting text or illustration. Ribbon bookmark is detached. It is a lovely, near-fine copy. $275.00 #80994




WALLACE, Lew. THE BOYHOOD OF CHRIST. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1889. 14 plates, with letterpress on guards. 101 pp. Quarto. Deluxe publisher's binding; dark blue leather, gilt-stamped to all sides, a.e.g. A fine, bright copy, showing only negligible wear at fore-corners and heel. Housed with remnants of a plain paper dust jacket, with the title and author's name printed on upper panel, in a moderately edgeworn and soiled publisher's box, which has a few stains and some pen marks on the lid. $250.00 #71692














SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe.  THE POETICAL WORKS.  Edited by Mrs. Shelley.  In four volumes.  London: Edward Moxon, 1839.  First edition.  12mo., red publisher's cloth, spines lettered and decorated in guilt.  A few spots of foxing at preliminary pages, a tiny nick at the top of the spine of volume one, but overall a lovely and appealing set in what appears to  be the deluxe binding housed in a Sandgorski & Sutcliff solander box, with a small crack along the side.  Scarce thus. $1250.00





CRANE, Stephen.  WORKS. Edited by Wilson Follett.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, [1925-1926].  1/750 sets.  Complete in 12 vols., 8vo, in the original black cloth over ivory linen sides.  Printed under the supervision of Elmer Adler at the Plimpton Press on all rag watermarked paper.  Spines are sunned, slipcases lacking, still an unusual clean, unopened set   $500.00





JUNIUS, INCLUDING LETTERS BY THE SAME WRITER UNDER OTHER SIGNATURES (Now first collected). To which are added, his confidential Correspondence with Mr. Wilkes, and his private Letters addressed to Mr. Woodfall. With a preliminary Essay, Notes, Fac-similes, &c. London, Printed by G. Woodfall for F.C. and J. Rivington (et al.) 1812. Three octavo volumes. xii,248pp.(+2ff.); xii,516pp.(+2ff.); xiv,511(1)pp.(+2ff.). With six copper engravings distributed among the volumes. Five are folding facsimiles of "Junius'" handwriting, and the sixth shows the seals used on his letters. Published in the London Public Advertiser from January 1769 to January 1772, the letters attacked the Tory administration and Colonial policy, showing sympathy to the American cause and warning of the likelihood of revolution. His identity has never been established, but he is currently thought to have been Sir Philip Francis. A nice set, attractively bound in later half morocco, gilt. T.e.g. Light wear to extremities, else fine. $195.00 #76307




THACKERAY, William Makepeace. WORKS OF WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY, 24 VOLS. Illustrated by the author, Frederick WALKER, George DU MAURIER and Richard DOYLE. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1869. var. pp. 8vo., bound by Riviere & son in half green morocco with gilt rules, gilt ornamented spines in a floral motif, green cloth boards, marbled green endpapers. Spines sunned to brown. Top of spine of Vol. I is slightly chipped, some joints are a bit worn or tender. A lovely set nonetheless. Most volumes are illustrated by the author in b/w as noted; some are without any illustrations.
I. Vanity Fair I, illustrated by the author.
II. Vanity Fair II, illustrated by the author.
III. Pendennis I, illustrated by the author.
IV. Pendennis II, illustrated by the author.
V. The Newcomes I, illustrated by Richard Doyle.
VI. The Newcomes II, illustrated by Richard Doyle.
VII. The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., illustrated by George du Maurier.
VIII. The Virginians I, illustrated by the author.
IX. The Virginians II, Illustrated by the author.
X. The Adventures of Philip on his way through the World; shewing who robbed him, who helped him, and who passed him by|To which is prefixed A Shabby Genteel Story I, illustrated by Frederick Walker and the author.
XI. The Adventures of Philip on his way through the World; shewing who robbed him, who helped him, and who passed him by|To which is prefixed A Shabby Genteel Story II, illustrated by Frederick Walker and the author.
XII. The Paris Sketchbook of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh and The Memoirs of Mr. Charles Y. Yellowplush, illustrated by the author.
XIII. The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. written by himself with the History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond, illustrated by the author.
XIV. The Irish Sketch Book and Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo, illustrated by the author.
XV. The Book of Snobs; and Sketches and Travels in London, illustrated by the author.
XVI. Burlesques, illustrated by Richard Doyle and the author.
XVII. The Christmas Books of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh, illustrated by the author.
XVIII. Ballads and Tales (no illustrations).
XIX. The Four Georges and The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century, with portraits.
XX. Roundabout Papers (from the Cornhill Magazine) to which is added The Second Funeral of Napoleon, illustrated by the author.
XXI. Denis Duval: Lovel the Widower: and other stories, illustrated by Frederick Walker and the author.
XXII. Catherine: A Story, Little Travels, The Fitz-Boodle Papers etc. etc., illustrated by the author.
XXIII. Miscellaneous Essays, Sketches and Reviews, illustrated by the author.
XXIV. Contributions to "Punch" (not previously reprinted), illustrated by the author.
The set: $1,250.00 #85162




TOLSTOI, Count Lyof N. WORKS (NINE VOLUMES): ANNA KARENINA; CHILDOOD, BOYHOOD, YOUTH/WHAT TO DO?; THE INVADERS AND OTHER STORIES/A RUSSIAN PROPRIETOR AND OTHER STORIES; IVAN ILYITCH AND OTHER STORIES/FAMILY HAPPINESS; MY CONFESSION/LIFE/MY RELIGION; THE PHYSIOLOGY OF WAR/POWER AND LIBERTY/THE LONG EXILE; SEVASTOPOL/THE COSSACKS; WAR AND PEACE, PARTS I AND II; WAR AND PEACE, PARTS III AND IV. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., 1886-1889. Authorized first American editions; the first appearance of the collected works in English. var. pp. 8vo., navy blue cloth stamped in gilt. Translators include Nathan Haskell Dole, Isabel F. Hapgood, and Huntington Smith. Light pale spotting to a few boards. Cloth and gilt bright; minor shelfwear only. Occasional pencil margin marks in a few volumes. Bookplates. Complete. Rare. Extra postage required. $1,750.00 #84356







BELL, John, ed. THE POETS OF GREAT BRITAIN. Edinburgh: The Apollo Press, 1776-1782. 24mo., original speckled calf with gilt dentelles, spine rules, and gilt red morocco spine labels (some missing/chipped). 106 of 109 volumes, bound in 57 books. Engraved frontispieces and extra titles. Very good, a few joints quite tender, a few crowns/heels very slightly chipped. Most of the books are two volumes in one; some are single volumes, or two or three individual volumes bound together. As follows:
Akenside 1 + 2
Buckingham/Roscommon 1 + 1
Butler 1 + 2, 3
Chaucer 1 + 2, 3 + 4, 5 + 6, 7 + 8, 9 + 10, 11 + 12, 13, 14
Churchill 1 + 2, 3
Congreve/Addison 1 + 1
Cowley 1 + 2, 3 + 4
Cunningham/Broome 1 + 1
Donne 1 + 2, 3
Dryden 1 + 2, 3
Dyer/Denham 1 + 1
Fenton/Lansdown (Granville) 1 + 1
Hughes 1 + 2
King 1 + 2
Mallet/Hammond/Lyttelton 1 + 1 + 1
Milton 1 + 2, 3 + 4
Moore/Pitt/Gray 1 + 1 + 1
Parnell 1 ( of 2; Vol. 1 only)
Philips/Armstrong/Collins 1 + 1 + 1
Philips (Ambrose)/West 1 + 1
Pomfret/Garth 1 + 1
Pope 1 + 2, 3 + 4
Prior 1 + 2, 3
Savage 1 + 2
Shenstone 1 + 2
Somerville 1 + 2
Spenser 1 + 2, 3 + 4, 5 + 6, 7 + 8
Swift 1 + 2, 3 + 4
Thomson 1 + 2
Tickell/Rowe 1 + 1
Waller 1 + 2
Watts 1 + 2, 3 + 4, 5 + 6, 7
Young 1 + 2, 3 + 4
The set: $1,250.00 #82737




(STEELE, Richard. THE TATLER). THE LUCUBRATIONS OF ISAAC BICKERSTAFF ESQ. London, Charles Lillie and John Morphew, 1710-11. Four volumes. First collected edition. Contains all 271 issues of Richard Steele's witty periodical, with essays and commentary on the life of the day, published from April, 1709 to January, 1711. Among the contributors were Joseph Addison and Jonathan Swift. Steele borrowed the pseudonym "Isaac Bickerstaff" from a literary joke played by Swift. The binder inserted the final issue, in which Steele reveals his true identity, at the beginning of volume IV, rather than at the end. Contemporary blind-panelled calf boards, handsomely rebacked with six gilt panels and raised bands to spine. Some light foxing to volumes I and II, otherwise internally fine; light wear to extremities, and tiny chip to spine head of volume III. First edition of a milestone in the history of the British essay, in a lovely binding. $975.00 #76887



KNOX, Reverend Vicesimus, and PERCIVAL, James G., eds. ELEGANT EXTRACTS, OR USEFUL AND ENTERTAINING PASSAGES, FROM THE BEST ENGLISH AUTHORS AND TRANSLATIONS; PRINCIPALLY DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF YOUNG PERSONS. ORIGINALLY COMPILED BY THE REV. VICESIMUS KNOX, D.D. 6 VOLUMES. Boston: Samuel Walker (1826). New edition (compiled by Percival). xvi + 416/v + 408/xv + 384/v + 384/xii + 388/viii + 372 pp. 8vo., polished calf with gilt tooled spines, boards and edges. Moderate wear to edges of boards, spines leather and gilt tooling bright. Ink and pencil ownership to endpapers and preliminaries. Minimal foxing. There is an unobtrusive dampstain to bottom edge of Volume III. Also, a closed tear to p. 128 of Volume V. The engravings are quite beautiful. Prose, epistles and poetry. Lovely set. $1,250.00 #81204 click image for more details, pictures



BARRINGTON, Mrs. Russell, ed. THE WORKS AND LIFE OF WALTER BAGEHOT. London; New York, Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras: Longmans, Green and Co., 1915. A scarce set complete in 10 volumes (First 9 volumes are his works; Volume 10 is his biography). Volume 10 is illustrated. 8vo., brick cloth, title and decoration in gilt to spine. Ex-library; bookplate to front pastedowns and no other marks. Minor bumping to board perimeters of a few volumes. Minor scuffing to Volume 1. Dampstaining to bottom-edge of bookblock near fore-corner on volumes 3 and 10; splattering to lower fore-edges of boards and bookblocks. Some paste-action to endpapers, else clean and fresh within. Bagehot's literary criticism, writings on political economy, histories and biographies. A very good set. $375.00 #74493 click image for more details, pictures



DISRAELI, Benjamin. NOVELS AND TALES BY THE EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, 11 VOLUMES. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1881. Hughenden Edition. var pp. 8vo., half brown polished morocco with gilt rules, gilt top edges, raised bands, gilt spines. Marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers. Binding signed "Bartlett." Clean and bright, only a touch of occasional wear to joints. A few faint dampspots to gilt top edges. Vignettes of Hughenden Manor on title pages, b/w frontispiece portrait in Volume I. A lovely set. Extra postage required. $750.00 #83455









38415BURROUGHS, John. THE COMPLETE WRITINGS OF JOHN BURROUGHS. New York: Wm. H. Wise, 1924. "The Wake-Robin Edition." 23 volumes in the original, publisher's wooden mailing crate. 8vo., green pebble grain cloth-covered boards, t.e.g. Volume 23 and its jacket are dampstained, and a few other jackets are lightly dampstained as well; otherwise, it is a generally fine set. The set is neatly packed in the publisher's crate, which appears to have been made to measure, but for twenty-two volumes only. Quite unusual in the box. $375.00 #38415 click image for more details, pictures





WINSOR, Justin, ed. THE MEMORIAL HISTORY OF BOSTON, including Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 1630-1880. In Four Volumes. Boston: Ticknor and Company (1880-1881). Profusely illustrated with maps, diagrams, facsimiles, etc. Quarto. Light brown half-calf, red marbled paper-covered boards, all edges and endpapers marbled to match; spines in gilt, with brown or red morocco labels. Ink ownership. Bindings are rubbed/scraped along perimeters, Joints are somewhat tender. Text and illustrations are quite fresh. Internally fine, but about very good overall. $500.00 #84930




WINSOR, Justin, ed. THE MEMORIAL HISTORY OF BOSTON INCLUDING SUFFOLK COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS, 1630-1880. In Four Volumes. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1880 (-1881). Volume I has a double-page color map as frontispiece; the other volumes have b/w frontispieces. All are illustrated with numerous b/w plates, maps and figures in the text. Four quarto volumes: 596/577/691/713 pp. 3/4 black leather and marbled boards, with bright gilt lettering on spine, marbled endpapers a.e.g. Volume I: The Early and Colonial Periods. Volume II: The Provincial Period. Volume III: The Revolutionary Period. The Last Hundred Years, Part I. Volume IV: The Last Hundred Years, Part II: Special Topics. A fine and bright copy (save for a small paper loss on front board of vol. 1) of this Boston classic. $500.00 #84711