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Lyon: Ioan. Tornaesium, 1579. Title page bears portrait of Aesop, and there are 110 woodcuts throughout the text after Bernard Salomon, one of the most famous designers and engravers of 16th Century. 637, (18 index) pages, all in Latin. Thick 32mo, bound by Rene Kieffer in older full plum levant with triple gilt-ruled spine, borders and dentelles; marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Lugdoni: Apud Ioan. Tornaesium, 1579. Some wear to the leather at joints, but solid and all pages are.....
Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel, 1926. Translated by Sir Roger L'Estrange. Wood engraved illustrations by Celia M. Fiennes. 94 pages. Tall 8vo, linen-backed brown boards, uncut edges. Waltham Saint Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1926. Limited Edition - number 267 of 325 copies. A fine copy, lacking the dust wrapper. One of 350 numbered copies.
Paris: Harrison, 1931. Illustrated with fifty drawings by Alexander Calder. 124pp. Tall thin 8vo, original boards with blue printed d.w (wrappers slightly foxed); uncut edges, 2-piece red board slipcase is broken. (Paris): Harrison of Paris, (1931). A near fine copy in a good slipcase. From a total edition of 615 copies printed on Auvergne hand-made paper, this is one of only 20 marked "not for sale". The fifth publication of Harrison of Paris.
Philadelphia: Coates, 1896. Illustrated. 8vo tan cloth stamped in gilt & black; slate end-papers. Philadelphia: Coates, (1896). First Edition First book appearance, the story having been serialized in New York Weekly the previous year. The book is slightly skewed with a touch of wear to the top of the spine, but uncommonly clean and solid.
Boston: Loring, 1868. 8vo, original embossed green cloth, spine title in gilt. Boston: Loring, (1868). First Edition.; First state with "Fame and Fortune" announced for December, and Dick standing alone on the engraved half-title. Good copy of a book frequently found in deplorable condition. The book is cocked; some blistering and staining on covers; repair to inner front hinge; pencillled bibliographic notes on endpaper, but altogether attractive.
Vienna: M. Munk, 1912. An exquisite calendar illustrated with 12 fine color & gilt lithographs after watercolors by Heinrich Lefler, to illustrate 12 fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, with French text on facing pages. Every page (text and illustrations) is printed within wide elaborate gilt borders in the Jugdenstil fashion, and each month is preceded by a decorative list of feast or Saint's days. Slim 4to, modern stiff cream wrappers with original gilt & color lithographed motif by Joseph.....
London: Samson Low, 1882. Translated by H. L. Ward & Augusta Plesner. Ten full page chromolithograph plates by E.V.B. (Eleanor Vere Boyle). Tall thin 8vo, Dark blue pictorial boards with cloth spine, floral end-leaves, page edges deep red. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, n.d. (ca. 1882). First Edition. There is a neat calligraphic Christmas gift inscription from "Grandmama" dated 1882. The edges & corners are lightly rubbed; one leaf, p. 49/50 has a diagonal fold due to a......
London: Kingfisher, 1984. Profusely illustrated, mostly in color. Thick 4to, blue cloth with inset label, pictorial d.w. London: Kingfisher. (1984). First English edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. In 1859, Adolph Drewsen and his friend Hans Christian Andersen created a birthday gift for Drewsen's granddaughter Christine. This beautiful and elaborate collection of prints, drawings, and original verses has been reproduced here as exactly as possible. V8735.
New York: Workshop of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1950. Small illustration on title page, printed in red & black. 11pp pamphlet sewn with cord. 12mo, original salmon wrappers with paper label on cover (wraps are very faintly dampstained). New York: Workshop of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1950. A very good copy of this charming story.