London: Punch. 19 (of 20) hand-colored etchings, 200 woodcuts by John Leech. 2 vols. 8vo, 2/3 red morocco by Riviere, backs crudely glued or chipped; hinges cracked, lacking half-titles. London, 1847-48. OFFERED WITH: The Comic History of Rome. 10 colored plates, 98 text illustrations. 308pp. 8vo, bound as above. London, n.d. (1851). 3 vols in all. Internally fine. The first editions of both works, of which the Comic History of Rome is rarer. One plate in the History of England.....
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London: Punch Office, 1855. 2 volumes. 20 hand-colored etchings, numerous woodcuts by John Leech. Slim 8vo, rubricated title, 3/4 burgundy morocco, ornately gilt spines, evenly faded to brown, marbled boards, top edges gilt. London: Punch Office, 1855. Some offsetting on titles and other pages facing plates, still near fine.
London: Punch Office, 1844. Frontispiece and illustrated title pages by George Cruikshank. 2 volumes, 92pp + 252pp. Part I - Of the Rights of Persons; Part II. Of Real Company. Small slim 8vo, polished blue calf, top edges gilt, ornately gilt spines, red and green leather spine labels, original printed wrappers bound in. London: Punch Office, 1844. First Edition. Near fine.
London: Punch, 1845. Extra pictorial title, 12 steel-engraved plates and a profusion of text illustrations (one plate repaired). 284pp. 8vo, 1/2 calf, recased, hinges repaired; two plates repaired. London: Punch Office, 1845. Good. Contains some of Cruikshank's most amusing and representative drawings. Cohn 191.
London: Punch Office, 1845. Extra pictorial title page, and illustrated with 12 full-page steel engravings and a profusion of in-text woodcuts. viii, 284pp. 8vo, bound in older 3/4 burgundy calf over marbled boards (edgeworn but sound and attractive). London: Published at the Punch Office, 1845. First edition in book form. Very good. Contains some of Cruikshank's most amusing and representative drawings. Cohn 191.
London: Bradbury, 1887. Illustrated with 10 full-page colored plates and numerous in-text drawings by Harry Furniss. xxviii, 324pp. 8vo, nicely bound in 3/4 dark brown morocco over marbled boards, t.e.g., hinges strengthened, tiny hole in spine. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 1887. A new and revised edition. Very good. An unusual comic parody of the law.
New York: 1935. T.L.S. "F.P.A.", 4to. 1 page, Herald Tribune, New York City, April 16th 1935. Providing the recipient with a portion of a poem he has remembered, in full: "All I remember for "Our Railroads" is: He stood at the station, she by his side, She was his young and blushing bride, and he whispered, "Birdie, how shall we go, By the Kankakee or Kokomo?" I printed something about it once and got a letter from the author Mr.....
New York: Frederick Fell Inc., 1946. 336 pages, illustrated with black-and-white cartoons, 8vo, brick-colored cloth, dust wrapper (worn, torn, and price-clipped). New York: Frederick Fell Inc., 1946. A very good copy in a poor dust wrapper. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Judge Pence who went from RAGS to Riches from a boy who went from gags to Riches to my favorite Judge & favorite guy. Love & KIXXX, Pal Joey."
1959. Drawing. Conte on and pencil on Hammermill bond paper 23 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches. Large unsigned preliminary sketch for a New Yorker cartoon. A sign on the door reads 'Roland Berman Doctor of Psychology'. The waiting client looks over to the coat rack, on which drapes Napoleon's hat and jacket. Wonderful tiny interior office sketches in the lower right show the artist's process. Two closed tears lower margin, two fold lines, some smudges, a drip and surface dirt.....
New York: Hodder & Stoughton. 24 color plates + illustrated title page, pictorial endpapers and illustration on the front cover. Large 4to, green cloth backed boards, tips and edges rubbed. New York and London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [ca. 1910]. First American edition. Scarce. Very good (+). The adventures of twin puppies.
Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1916. Over 100 black & white illustrations, 22pp. of text, first few pages heavily foxed, 8vo, rebound in dark green cloth with the original brown pictorial wrappers bound in (front wrapper loose). Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1916. First Edition. Very Good. Illustrations by Forain, Iribe, Morin, Poulbot, Roubille, Sem, Steinlin, Valloton and others. Ownership bookplate.
Van Nuys: 2000. American television personality, author, composer, musician and actor who achieved national fame as the first host of The Tonight Show; the first late-night television talk show. Excellent content T.L.S. "Steve", reminiscing about the early days on the Tonight Show. 4to. 1 page, personal letterhead, Van Nuys, California, February 21st 2000 Written just a few months before his death, to long time friend and collaborator Herb Sargent. The letter reads in full: "I'm hurrying to finish up a......
London: W. J. Richardson, 1803. With a variety of Curious and Entertaining Illustrations (LACKING). 140 pages, WITH 3 other titles listed below. Slim 12mo, full brown polished calf, ornately gilt spine, rubricated edges; inner hinges strengthened. London: W.J. Richardson, 1803. First Edition. A nice clean copy of a very scarce book. Specimens of the Yorkshire Dialect...Likewise A Glossary...to Which is Added Ducks and Green Peas; or the Newcastle Rider also The Newcastle Apothecary. 24 pages. Knaresbrough: Langdale, 1844. Fifth Edition.....
Paris: Henry Floury, 1897. Profusely illustrated with black & white line drawings throughout the text by Albert Robida. 28 pages, rubricated title, slim tall 4to, stiff pictorial wrappers, marbled slipcase (broken). Paris: Henry Floury, 1897. Shadow marks on the fly leaves from the front cover, otherwise fine. One of 450 numbered copies printed on papier velin satin.
New York: Time. Woodcuts throughout by Boris Artzybasheff with an Arabian theme. 44 pages. Slim small 12mo, brown cloth. New York: Time, Inc., (no date, circa 1934). Bottom corners bumped, slightly effecting pages, otherwise a very good copy of this uncommon promotional book put out by Time Magazine.