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1 AJA Symons, Francis Meynell & Desmond Flower The Nonesuch Century An Appraisal, a Personal Note and a Bibliography of the First Hundred Books Issued by the Press 1923-1934
The Nonesuch Press

London 1936 Hardcover Very Good + No Dustwrapper 
Tall 4to, in full green buckram with leather title label on the spine. Contains a bibliography. Copiously illustrated throughout including tipped-in reproductions made using the original plates and title pages from the first 100 books issued by the press. Other sections cover the devices, fonts, text, titlepages, bindings (with photos in B&W) and illustrations, they used. A must have for serious Nonesuch collectors. This being copy 292/750 issued. The 2nd half of the book has charcoal gray paper with tipped-on insets. Article laid in talking about the archeological discovery of foundations of Nonsuch Castle in the UK, dated NY Time June 27th, 1959. There is some uneven sunning (and a few minor marks) to the covers and a light even spine fade. Some rubbing to the edges of the leather spine title. Otherwise fine. unpaginated, 202361 
Price: 225.00 USD
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2 Ambroise Vollard - Illustrated By Pierre Bonnard Sainte Monique. Illustrations de Pierre Bonnard
Ambroise Vollard
Pierre Bonnard
1930 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Dustwrapper as Issued 
Small folio housed in chemise and slipcase covered in light blue buckram. The set contains 3 three folders. The first and largest being the book itself but in the **French style of unbound signatures laid in. French glassine wraps Textual illustrations throughout. (approximately) 178 wood-engraved vignettes through and textual illustrations throughout. There are also two with folders. One with 4 original etchings with tissue-guards laid-in. The second with 27 borderless plates on uncut paper *These have an fox mark or minor smudge (see scans) otherwise generally fine throughout. This being No 233/340 printed on Velin d' Arches paper. The slipcase and chemise are generally fresh condition,with some moderate rubbing to the calf labels, Both bound in light blue buckward. The chemise has cloth hinges. Both are very sturdy. 202539 
Price: 4495.00 USD
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3 Anders Sparrman A Voyage Round the World with Captain James Cook in H.M.S.Resolution
The Golden Cockerel Press

1944 Hardcover Near Fine No Dustwrapper as Issued 
Small folio 34/50 specially bound copies. Full cream morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, with raised spine bands and gilt lettering, Cover has large gilt cockerel and globe device. Top edge gilt others untrimmed. Light soiling to covers otherwise fine. 218pp 202331 
Price: 1195.00 USD
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4 Charles Dickens David Copperfield
The Nonesuch Press

London 1937 Hardcover Near Fine No Dustwrapper 
Large thick 4to with reddish cloth over the boards. The backing remains very tight, Light even spine fading. Leather label has no edge chips. Double title-page spread with facing and engraved frontis and titlepage with tissue guard laid-in. The cover of the original edition in green and black follows the title-page and an engraved facsimiles of Chapman Hall first edition title-pages are also reproduced. Beautifully illustrated as well. Top edge gilt over rough edges others uncut. Printed on laid paper and limited to 877 copies. 871pp 202327 
Price: 300.00 USD
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5 Charles Dickens The Pickwick Papers
The Nonesuch Press

London 1937 Hardcover Near Fine No Dustwrapper 
4to with green buckram boards with leather spine label. A touch of even spine fading/toning and a few minor marks on the boards. Beautifully produced with engraved titlepages, including facsimile of the titlepage from the first edition and plates by various artists including Phiz. Top edge gilt, others uncut, Limited to 877 copies. 798 pp 202328 
Price: 350.00 USD
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6 Edited and Introduced By Ernest Belfort Bax - Translated By George Colville Boethius Consolation of Philosophy
David Nutt

London 1897 Hardcover No Dustwrapper as Issued 
Large 4to, number 14 of 30 large paper copies, full tan paper over boards with titles on cover and spine, covers rubbed and scuffed, front board measures 12 x 8" torn and frayed paper approx 2" at the base of the spine, bottom corner/tip is bent and thinned because of some lift-off, small hole/dark mark on the front endpaper with a little offseting to the following page. Otherwise text block and binding are nf/fine throughout, (I saw one page with some smudging in the margin) unopened throughout. printed at Chiswick Press with their crest on the last page, exceedingly scarce 138p 019210 
Price: 350.00 USD
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7 Frank Norris McTeague, A Story of San Francisco
Colt Press
Otis Oldfield
1941 Hardcover Near Fine No Dustwrapper as Issued 
4to Backed in light tan/cream buckram with white paper title label with red titling, Light soiling along the backing, Textured (thin verticle motif) blue paper over thick bevelled boards. Limitted to 500 copies. Printed on deckle-edged handmade paper, -perhaps a bit evenlt toned. In thick removable clear mylar cover. 390pp 202487 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8 Giovanni Boccaccio The Decameron. The Modell of With Mirth Eloquence and Conversation Formed in Ten Days
Oxford: The Shakespeare Head Press

1934 Hardcover Near Fine No Dustwrapper 
Two large 4to volumes in full blue levant morocco. Illustrated throughout. Top edge gilt. Others uncut. With blue and gold cockerell endpapers. Beautifully printed (in blue & blck throughout) with double title-page spread. decorative leading letters. Number 8 of 325 copies issued. 319pp & 268p 202347 
Price: 1395.00 USD
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9 Henry Fielding A Journey From This World To The Next
Golden Cockerel Press

UK 1930 Hardcover Near Fine No Dustwrapper as Issued 
8vo in tan buckram with some bubbling to the cover cloth. otherwise generally fine. Leather spine label. top edge gilt, others uncut. Six copper plate etchings by Denis Tegetmeier 186/500 copies issuesd 175 pp 202995 
Price: 80.00 USD
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10 James Branch Cabell Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice
Golden Cockerel Press
John Buckland-Wright
London 1949 Hardcover Near Fine No Dustwrapper as Issued 
Crown 8vo backed in red crushed morocco. Recently treated with lanolin leather dressing,. Light even spine fade with light rubbing at the spine ends. A hint of toning to the foredges of preliminary pages.Top edge gilt, others uncut. Printed on handmade paper, with 16 woodcut plates by John Buckland-Wright. Small bookshop label affixed to the rear inner pastedown. Otherwise fine. 349pp 202303 
Price: 395.00 USD
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11 John Amos Komensky The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart
The Golden Cockerel Press

London 1950 Hardcover Near Fine New 
Tall thin 4to in off-white tan=colored gilt-illustrated buckram covers and titles on the spine strip. Hand-numbered limited edition, In stiff protective. removable stiff mylar cover, Top edge gilt, others uncut, Beautiful title-page spread, printed in red, bown, & black ink, with illustrated frontispiece. Illustrated chapter headings throughout. A hint of toning at the edges of the endpapers. Otherwise fine. 202290 
Price: 205.00 USD
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Isabella or the Pot of Basil, John Keats
12 John Keats Isabella or the Pot of Basil
Kegan Paul
W.B Macdougall
1898 First Thus Hardcover Very Good No Dustwrapper as Issued 
4to in original gilt decorated brown cloth. Titepage in red and black with evenly toned tissue-guard. textblock printed on handmade deckle edged laid paper. Top edge gilt. Each page has an elaborate full page floral border against a field of black with the text in the middle. Every 9 or 10 stanzas there is a plate (making 7 in total countng the frontis) See scans. A fine example of a period Private Press, Arts and Crafts influenced book production. Given its age it is in excellent condition with alittle rubbing to the board tips and gilt-decorated spine strip, otherwise unmarked. with moderate even toning to the tissue-guard and titlepage. Scarce 202150 
Price: 890.00 USD
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13 Jonathon Swift Directions to Servants
The Golden Cockerel Press
John Nash
1925 Hardcover Very Good No Dustwrapper 
Thin 4to backed in gilt-stamped white vellum with green paper over theboards, corners rubbed and moderate spine soiling, 357/380 copies.Small bookplate on the front pastedown. Printed in green & black. 202306 
Price: 125.00 USD
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14 Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de La Mancha
The Limited Editions Club
Enric-Cristobal Ricart
Barcelona, Spain 1933 First Edition Thus Hardcover Near Fine No Dustwrapper as Issued Signed by Artist
Two large thick 4to volumes backed in burgundy buckran with decorative paper over the boards. Beautifully printed letterpress in Spain by Olivia di Vilanova for the LEC. Beautifully illustrated by Enric Cristobal Ricart and signed by him on the limitation page -rear of book. Light even spine toning to the spine strips, with gilt titles remaining clear. Top edges trimmed others uncut. 506pp 527p This being copy 999/1500 issued. *Lacks slipcase, No corner bumps or previous owner marks, were it not for the spines darkening a bit the set would be fine. 202360 
Price: 250.00 USD
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15 Owen Rutter Mr Glasspoole and the Chinese Pirates
Golden Cockerel Press
Robert Gibbings
1935 Hardcover Very Good 
150/300 issued 8vo Backed in black cloth with gilt title on spine. Illustrated yellow cloth over the boards. Simple bookplate on front pastedown. A little toning to endpapers. Light even spine fading, and light rubbing at the extremities. text block generally fresh throughout. 57pp 202298 
Price: 175.00 USD
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16 R.B. Sheridan The School for Scandal
The Limited Editions Club
Rene Ben Sussan
1934 Hardcover Near Fine No Dustwrapper as Issued Signed by the Artist
Small 4to (or large crown 8vo) with decorative paper over the boards, -in 'French wraps' style. Paper label with title tipped onto the front cover. 16 hand-colored plates by Rene Sussan. Printed letterpress on handmade paper, with deckle (uncut) edges. Designed by Francis Meynell and printed under the supervision at the Oxford University Press in Oxford, England. Comes housed in a chemise (with some masking tape reenforcement on the inside and chipping to the bottom end. The slipcase has some rubbing and fading (and light toning) at the extremities. The book itself is immaculate but for some toning on the first and last free endpaper. 143pages 202492 
Price: 80.00 USD
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17 Robert Louis Stevenson - Selcted By Hal Bruch The Select Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson
Hal Bruch at the Bookman Press

PA 1937 Hardcover Very Good No Dustwrapper 
Small thin 4to backed in blue morocco with gilt spine and cover titles, There is chipping along the outer hinges and spine ends, of the leather backing, with tan linen over the boards. Housed in very good slipcase. Titlepage printed in red and black. Top edge gilt, others uncut. There were two types (all unnumbered) printed: 150 copies on Linweave Milano paper and 50 copies on Charles I paper, This is one the 50 copies printed on Charles I paper, -you can tell by the water marks in the paper, some of which show a bull and others which say Charles I. 97pp 202324 
Price: 195.00 USD
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18 Sinclair Main Street
Printed for the Members of the Limited Editions Club at The Lakeside Press
Grant Wood
1937 Hardcover Near Fine No Dustwrapper 
4to, Grey cloth over flexible boards wityh paper spine label. 444/1500 hand-numbered copies, printed on handmade laid paper. Signed by illustrator Grant Wood, Nine color illustrations. Top-edge stained bluish-gray. Titling on the spine and front panel. In a slipcase with a title label on the spine. Small light tan spot on the spine, (where the mylar has a split otherwise just a touch of rubbing at the extremities. Slipcase has some old tape repairs on the outside and is evenly toned, but solid. with paper title label. 202998 
Price: 395.00 USD
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19 T.E. Lawrence Crusader Castles: I. The Thesis & II. The Letters [with maps]
The Golden Cockerel Press

1936 Harrdcover Very Good No Dustwrapper as Issued 
2 4to volumes bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in 3./4 brown morocco with raised spine bands. 220/1000 copies issued. The leather remains rich and supple, even at the tips, Tho' there are two of three minor nicks/surface rubs, along the to hinge edges. A few pencil markings (on one only) and former owner bookplate, lightly tipped, onto the front pastedown. Some bubbling to the front pastedown on the 2nd volume, there are some light stains on the light yellow cloth that is covers the boards, (one vol has more than the other - see scans) Otherwise generally fine, Title-pages printed in red. Profusely illustrated throughout using pictures, photos, and diagrams. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Maps laid into a cloth envelope laid in. 202294 
Price: 1995.00 USD
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20 Translated by Mirsky The Diary of a Madman
The Cresset Press
Alexandre Alexeieff
London 1929 Hardcover Very Good No Dustwrapper 
4to in full yellow cloth, There's a piece of fabric missing at the base of the spine strip, -see or ask for scans. Title printed in red on the cover. Illustrated with engravings ('Aquatints by A Alexeieff, throughout. Toned tissue-guards laid in. Printed on handmade paper. Limited to 250 hand-numbered copies, this being copy 95/250. Light bottom corner bump to board tip. Small bibliographical label tipped onto the bottom edge of the front pastedown. A tohch of bubblingto the pastedowns,, Internals generally fresh throughout, Occasional creased tissueguard. Top edge tinted and trimmed, others uncut. Scarce/ 202323 
Price: 1195.00 USD
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