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1. FORD, Paul Leicester. WANTED, A MATCHMAKER [1901]. (ARMSTRONG, Armstrong) FORD, Paul Leicester. WANTED, A MATCHMAKER. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1901. 8vo. Cloth, dust jacket. 111 pages. First editio [Gullans, 82a.] Cover and decorations by Margaret Armstrong, in the first state of the bindin Very good in a worn dust jacket, split along the front hinge and missing the inch of the spine. Surviving dust jackets by Margaret Armstrong are most uncommon, however, in any condition. KEYWORD(s): EX BB TD LT $95.00  Order/Inquire


2. LYTTELTON, George. DIALOGUES OF THE DEAD. [1771]. (RICHARDSON) LYTTELTON, George. DIALOGUES OF THE DEAD. Bound with, NEW DIALOGUES OF THE DEAD. Two volumes in one. London: W. Sandby / R. and J. Dodsley, 1760 and 1762. 8vo. Contemporary half calf. xii, 320; xx, 206 pages. First editions. Both works were printed by Samuel Richardson. Jefferson recommended it to hi future brother-in-law, Robert Skipwith in 1771 as part of a gentleman's libra In an attractive contemporary binding which is lightly rubbed. The hinges ar cracked, but remain firm. KEYWORD(s): FP LT EX PR $450.00  Order/Inquire


3. BOOT, W.H.J. TREES, AND HOW TO PAINT THEM IN WATER-COLOURS. [1883]. BOOT, W.H.J. TREES, AND HOW TO PAINT THEM IN WATER- COLOURS. London: Cassell, 1883. Oblong 8vo. Publisher's cloth. 24, (4) pages, 18 colo plates, and illustrations in the text. First edition. With specific instruction on how to paint the oak, elm, ash, scotch fir, will and beech. Some sporadic foxing and light cover wear. KEYWORD(s): FA DB FA AM $110.00  Order/Inquire


4. VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM. KOKOSCHKA, PRINTS AND DRAWINGS. [1971]. Binding: Paperback (KOKOSCHKA) VICTORIAN AND ALBERT MUSEUM. KOKOSCHKA, PRINTS AND DRAWINGS. London: 1971. 4to. Wrappers. Color frontispiece, 32 pages, 31 plates. First edition. An informative exhibition catalogue of a collection owned by Reinhold, Count Bethusy-Huc. Fine. KEYWORD(s): FA AR HB BI OT $30.00  Order/Inquire


5. (PROSPECTUS). THE SEASONS BY JAMES THOMSON. [1842]. Binding: Paperback (PROSPECTUS) THE SEASONS BY JAMES THOMSON. London: Longman, Brown, et al, 1842. 8vo. Wrappers. (8) pages. A prospectus for an illustrated edition of Thomson's poems published in 1842. In the advertisment, the publisher notes that the illustrations will be print from copper blocks made by the electrotype process. The process was invented T. Spencer in 1839. Vertical crease in the prospectus; covers detached. KEYWORD(s): HB PB HB PR $50.00  Order/Inquire


6. (BOOK COLLECTING). OBSERVATIONS ON SEVERAL AUTHORS AND BOOKS IN ENGLISH [1813]. Binding: Paperback (BOOK COLLECTING) OBSERVATIONS ON SEVERAL AUTHORS AND BOOKS IN THE ENGLISH AN FOREIGN LANGUAGES WHICH ARE NECESSARY FOR THE FORMATION OF A SELECT AND SMALL LIBRARY. London: Valpy, 1813. 8vo. Disbound. 279-298 pages. Being an appendix to The Pamphleteer, a strange periodical that reprinted sca tracts of historical interest. This advice on forming a library was written a time of great bibliophilic interest by Thomas Frognall Dibdin and others. KEYWORD(s): HB BC $45.00  Order/Inquire


7. ABRAHAM, James Johnston. LETTSOM, HIS LIFE, TIMES, FRIENDS, AND DESCENDANTS. [1933]. ABRAHAM, James Johnston. LETTSOM, HIS LIFE, TIMES, FRIENDS, AND DESCENDENTS. London: Heinemann, 1933. 4to. Cloth, top edge gilt. Frontispiece, xx, 498 pages, with illustrations throughout. First edition. A comprehensive biography of John Coakley Lettsom (1744-1815), 18th Century physician, freer of slaves, and man of letters. He was born in the British Virgin Islands into a Quaker family. He is best know as the founder of the Medical Society of London in 1773 -- the oldest medical society in Great Britain, and he was on the cutting edge of the latest advances in medical technology and preventative medicinal care for his day. He counted among his friends Benjamin Franklin. In addition to his renown work in the medical fie he is also a major abolitionist who freed his father's slaves in 1767 once he inherited them and continued to advocate for slave abolition all his life. KEYWORD(s): HS SH $95.00  Order/Inquire


8. ISAAC, Peter. SOME ALNWICK CARICATURES; A NOTE AND A HANDLIST. [1965]. Binding: Paperback (ALNWICK) ISAAC, Peter. SOME ALNWICK CARICATURES; A NOTE AND A HANDLIST. Wylam: Allenholme Press, 1965. 8vo. Printed wrappers, 12 pages. First editi A handlist of some fifty Alnwick caricatures, with a biographical note. Including reproductions of four of the listed items. Fine. KEYWORD(s): FA CA FP PP $14.00  Order/Inquire


9. ALTHIN, Torsten K.W. PAPYRUS, SWEDEN'S LARGEST FINE PAPER AND BOARD MILL. [1953]. ALTHIN, Torsten K.W. PAPYRUS, SWEDEN'S LARGEST FINE PAPER AND BOARD MILL. Molndal: 1953. Small 4to. Cloth. 103 pages, 63 full page samples. First edition. A corporate history with 63 samples of plain, colored and printed papers from the firm. Fine. KEYWORD(s): HB PM BA PM $85.00  Order/Inquire


10. AMRAM, David. THE MAKERS OF HEBREW BOOKS IN ITALY. [1963]. AMRAM, David. THE MAKERS OF HEBREW BOOKS IN ITALY. London: Holland Press, 1963. 8vo. Cloth, dust jacket. xx, 417 pages. While focusing on Hebrew books, this landmark study provides a comprehensive review of printing in Italy from the beginning through the mid-1800s. Bibliography, index, and many illustrations. KEYWORD(s): HB BI OT HB PR HB PB $50.00  Order/Inquire



  
 
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