Category: Decorative Bindings


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A Fool of Nature

By: Hawthorne, Julian

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896

Edition: First Edition.

287pp. 1st Edition. Original blue cloth elaborately stamped in light blue and gilt. Corners bumped and rubbed, but not rubbed through. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

A Gallery of Distinguished English and American Female Poets

By: Coppe, Henry

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, E.H. Butler & Co., 1860

400pp. Bound in crushed morocco full leather with five raised bands, compartments stamped in blind and gilt. Beautiful arts and crafts style border stamped in blind around the edges of the boards, reminiscent of a Dard Hunter William Morris style, long before arts and crafts took off. Ornate gilt and blind stamping on the boards, gilt dentelles bordering the inside edge of the verso of the same. All edges gilt. Silk endpapers. Illustrated with fine steel engravings in te... View more info

A Golden Month with Robert Louis Stevenson

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Buffalo, The Hayes Lithographing Co., 1911

Unpaginated (9pp.). Decorative endpapers. Illustrated. Each page is nicely printed with chromolithography. Covers foxed. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

A Voyage to Brobdingnag Made By Lemuel Gulliver in the Year MDCII (and) A Voyage to Lilliput By Dr. Lemuel Gulliver MDCIC

By: Swift, Jonathan

Price: $400.00

Publisher: NY, The Limited Editions Club, 1950

Edition: First Edition Thus.

Inscription: Signed by The Designer

160pp. + 151pp. Map frontispieces. Two volumes, complete, in the original slipcase. Limited to 1500 numbered copies (this being #623) initialed by the printer who oversaw this work, Bruce Rogers of The Aldus Press. The original glassine jacket is intact on the miniature volume (Lilliput). The jacket is present but in two pieces on the gigantic volume and is laid in. The condition of the jackets are considered as a whole here. The jacket on the miniature volume is torn at... View more info

Abbeys, Castles and Ancient Halls of England and Wales, Their Legendary Lore and Popular History, Volume III North

By: Timbs, John & Alexander Gunn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne,

573pp. Original green cloth with spine lettering and vignette on the front board stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. Illustrated with four photogravures. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Small ownership inscription on the half title. Front hinge starting. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Across the Plains in the Donner Party

By: Murphy, Virginia Reed

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, The Century Co., 1891

960pp. Contemporary half leather with spine lettering and dentelles on the four raised bands stamped in gilt. Illustrated. Volume #20 in the New Series of the Century Illustrated Magazine, the bound volume for May-October 1891. Murphy's article begins on page 409 and extends to page 426 and like everything else in this magazine, is printed in double columns. The article is illustrated by several illustrators including Frederic Remington. There is MUCH else here in this v... View more info

Anna Karenina

By: Tolstoy, Leo

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Fine Editions Press, 1946

912pp. Illustrated. Introduction by James T. Farrell. Bound in original red quarter leather with gilt compartments, top edge gilt. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Half inch pull tear to the head of the spine. Corners bumped. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763

By: Pottle, Frederick A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1950

Edition: De Luxe Edition

370pp. Maps. Bound in full brown leather, five faux raised bands, gilt compartments, black leather spine label stamped in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Housed in the original slipcase. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Ownership blindstamped seal on the half title. Some spotting to the binding. The slipcase is spotted near the opening. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Browning's Italy: A Study of Italian Life and Art in Browning

By: Clarke, Helen A.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Musson Book Co., 1907

Edition: First Canadian Edition

382pp. Illustrated with b+w photography. Original green cloth, top edge gilt. Color pictorial pasteon and decorative endpapers by Maxfield Parrish. Uncommon as the first Canadian edition. Typically beautiful Parrish illustration. Bottom corners bumped. Small bookseller ink stamp and inked date on the half title. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Cathedrals, Abbeys and Churches of England and Wales

By: Bonney, Prof. T.G.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.,

Varied pagination. Original beveled blue boards stamped elaborately in gilt and green, all edges gilt. Illustrated. Salesman's sample book. Backstrip of the set tipped on to the front pastedown. Corners bumped and rubbed, one corner rubbed through. Light occasional foxing. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Charles Dickens's Works

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, George Routledge & Sons,

Edition: Reprint

Fourteen of fifteen volumes present (lacking volume 11). Bound in red quarter leather with marbled paper covered boards, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Illustrated. Ex-college library (St. John Fishers). Corners bumped and rubbed through. Frontispiece in Martin Chuzzlewit loose in the binding. Back hinge cracked in Our Mutual Friend. Front hinge cracked on David Copperfield (evidenced in the gutter at the title page). Prelims lacking on The Old Curiosity Shop, up ... View more info

Chicot, The Jester

By: Dumas, Alexander

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, A.L. Burt,

457pp. Frontispiece engraving. Half green leather, marbled boards, top edge gilt. Joints and edges rubbed, corners rubbed through. Spine rubbed. Spine lettering almost completely flaked away. No date, but circa 1910's. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info


By: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons,

46pp. Frontispiece. Original green leather, lettering stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. Corners bumped. Spine faded. All edges rubbed but not rubbed through. Verso of the frontispiece foxed. Part of "The Broadway Booklets" from this publisher. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall View more info

Christian Science with Notes Containing Corrections to Date

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Bros., 1907

Edition: Reprint

264pp. Frontispiece portrait of Twain. Bound in full red limp leather, spine title and decoration elaborately stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. Spine ends rubbed but with just a little loss to the stamping at the heel. Corners rubbed. A few instances of pencil marginalia. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Christian's Mistake

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett,

320pp. Marbled endpapers. Marbled boards. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard. Corners rubbed through, spine ends worn. Ownership inscription on the title page. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info