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London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1934. Illustrated in both color and black and white with reproductions of drawings and photographs. 387 pages, 8vo, 1/2 maroon morocco. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1934. Near Fine. A funny and self effacing autobiography accompanied by illustrations by the author. Limited to 100 copies of which this is number 10, signed by Cecil Aldin. Handsome early bookplate on inside front cover and small newspaper article about the book with a photo of Cecil Alden and is.....
Paris: Motte, 1833. Title printed in red & black. 24 lithographed plates lettered A-Z, within wood engraved borders; 2 leaves of text within elaborate borders. Thin folio, 1/2 leather over mottled boards, large leather label on front cover, marbled end-papers; bookplate. Paris: Motte, 1833. First Edition. About half of the plates are foxed or lightly spotted; damp-stain in the bottom margins, not affecting the plates.
Paris: Domino Press, 1934. Illustrated with colored lithographs by Fedor Rojankovsky, beautifully printed by Mourlot Freres. Tall slim 8vo, colored pictorial wrappers and glassine covering. Paris: Domino Press, (1934). First Edition. A fine copy with un-opened pages. Scarce. Number 126 of a small issue, numbered and signed by the artist.
Washington Heights, New York: 1910. Over 50 photogravures, of European paintings, interior & exterior views of the mansion and landscape, objects & three of Billing's famous horses. Folio, full red morocco, stamped in gilt & silver, with Billing's coat of arms. Washington Heights, New York, 1910. Printed at the Riverside Press in Cambridge. Photogravures by A.W. Elson & Co., Boston. Billings purchased 25 acres of land on the site of Fort Tryon in northern Manhattan, and built a summer residence.....
Paris: Gallimard, 1937. Illustrated in black and white. 282 pages. Small 4to, blue cloth-backed decorative boards, tattered d.w. Paris: Gallimard, (1937). Binding toned with some wear -- still internally clean and tight. A very good(+) copy in a poor dust wrapper. Forty-eight inserts from the engravings of Cabinet des Estampes de la Bibliotheque Nationale.
Fort Mitchell, KY: T.I. Hayes, 1997. Illustrated with a handful of b/w photos. 260 pages. 8vo, navy cloth, d.w. (Fort Mitchell, KY: T.I. Hayes, 1997). Signed on title page by Claypool and foreward writer Steve Cauthen, along with two unidentified signautres. Copy no. 1334 in a run of 2000. A near fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper, light scuffing to rear edges.
McLean, VA: Percy Crosby, 1933. 49 plates, including 6 in color, hand-tipped. Folio, green cloth; light wear to spine. McLean, Virginia: Percy Crosby, (1933). Very good (+). Introduction by Walter M. Grant. Skillful and expressive drawings, watercolors, paintings, and lithographs of polo, football, boxing, swimming, riding, etc. Limited edition, number 84 of 1000 copies, with Crosby's signature at limitation page.