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Icones Biblicae Veteris et Novi Testamenti. Figuren biblischer Historien Alten und Neuen Testaments von Melchior Küsel
Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1968.
Squarish octavo, purple cloth gilt, in black printed card slipcase. Soft creases to spine ends, else fine. Slipcase has rubbing to edges, cellotape repair to lower edge, good. Facsimile of the Vienna, 1679, edition. Text in Latin and German.
$35.00 Book Number: 43074 Order / Enquire
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE STUDENT CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT IN CANADA 1921-1974
Toronto: SCM Press, 1975.
Buff card covers. pp 144. Fine copy. Laid in is an SCM folding brochure. "This brief history of the Student Christian Movement in Canada is a distillation of material from a 1972 PhD thesis by Margaret Bettie entitled PRESSURE GROUP POLITICS: THE STUDENT CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT." Cover and title page drawings, and one in text, by Thoreau MacDonald. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00 Book Number: 44323 Order / Enquire
THE GOOD THINGS OF LIFE. Fourth series
New York: Stokes, 1887.
Dark green bevel edge pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt, floral endpapers, all edges gilt. pp , 64. Moderate wear to spine ends and outer corners; damp spotting with colour loss to inner and outer margins of rear cover; creases to free endpapers with red ink name at front; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Cartoons from Life Magazine, the original series which began in 1883 as a general interest and humour magazine.
$50.00 Book Number: 44845 Order / Enquire
ALLEN, (Charles) [Charles Richards Allen, b. 1885].
THE SHIP BEAUTIFUL. A Two-Fold Tale. With Original Illustrations by George Soper.
London: Warne, 1925.
Octavo. Green cloth, pictorial spine stamped in gilt and black, pictorial endpapers. (x), (279) pp + 6 black & white plates with captioned tissue guards. Vertical crease to front free endpaper, else a fine copy. Pale green jacket is tanned to panels, flap folds; chip to upper edge of rear panel; small chips, rubbing to spine tips; spine is very browned and hard to read; good. "It is the record of a jolly, lovable little boy with a fitting devotion to cricket, and of his uncle who dwells with a brave heart and a fine mind in the shadow of sadness. The pair are the best of friends, and between them they build up the wonder-story which makes the tale within the tale....It should delight all who love the chronicles of fai ryland and the music of Oberon's Horn." - from the tipped in foreword by Justin Huntly McCarthy. "Transcribed from the braille script of Richard Burnard, and here set forth by C.R. Allen." - verso of dedication leaf. Allen was a New Zealand poet and novelist, born in Dunedin, educated in Dunedin and at Cambridge. He had to give up his curacy in Dunedin in 1915 owing to the onset of blindness. This book is partially set in Dunedin.
$45.00 Book Number: 8512 Order / Enquire
ARNOLD, Edwin, Sir
THE LIGHT OF ASIA, or the great renunciation ...bering the life and teaching of Gautama...illustrated by Willy Pogany
Philadelphia: David McKay, copyright 1932.,
Quarto, black cloth lettered in silver on spine, front cover with a b&w pictorial label with side silver surround. pp xvi, 182 + 12 b&w plates by the noted illustrator. Slight yellowing to page edges, 1933 ink name at front, else a fine, jacketless copy of this Victorian classic, told in verse. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$35.00 Book Number: 41793 Order / Enquire
ASBJORNSEN, Peter Christen, and Jorgen Ingebreksten Moe (Kay Nielsen)
EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON. Old tales from the north. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen
London : Hodder & Stoughton, no date , 0.
Tall octavo, leaf height 23 cm / 9 inches. pp (v)-(xvi), 17-285 + blinder's blank front and rear. All edges gilt. Frontispiece and 23 other tipped in captioned colour plates included in the pagination (complete). Numerous black & white drawings. head and tail pieces, and decorative borders, in text. Rebound by the Cottage Bindery, Bath, in full cream bevel edge parchment ("vellum") stamped in gilt, with illustration on front cover within decorative border, spine with lettering and four decorated compartments, decorative border on rear cover, ribbon ties at fore edges. Occasional light foxing in text, mainly in vicinity of the colour plates; else a fine copy. A later printing ca 1920s (first was also undated, 1914, with 25 c.p. with captioned tissue guards). 15 folk tales, translated from the Norwegian, which originally appeared in Sir George Dasent's POPULAR TALES FROM THE NORSE. Nielsen's masterpiece, with stunning highly stylized, beautifully coloured illustrations in an Art Nouveau style, widely felt to the greatest book from the golden age of British children's book illustration. Gorgeous book in an excellent deluxe binding. The Cottage Bindery was established in the 1960s and continues to do fine bindings.
|$2500.00||Book Number: 41847||Order / Enquire|
BALZAC, Honoré de
DROLL TALES: the second decade. Translated by J. Lewis May. Illustrated by Jean de Bosschère
New York: Covici, Friede, 1929.
Terra cotta buckram gilt lettered, top edges gilt, others rough trimmed. 12 colour plates (some with gilt highlights) and b&w plates. Yellowing to fore and bottom page edges, private bookplate at front. else a fine copy, lacking the dust jacket. Edition of 1550 copies (1500 for sale), this is # 215. The plates were printed by the Knudsen process, a half-tone lithography process still in use today and at the time at the time superior to any other known method of photo and picture reproduction. Balzac's erotic DROLL STORIES were published in three sets of ten stories each in 1832, 1833, and 1837. The bookplate, that of a Canadian collector, is of the shell-damaged Basilique d'Albert in France, 1914-18, with it gilded leaning virgin, a popular image from the Somme during WWI. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$50.00 Book Number: 46054 Order / Enquire
MOUNTAIN CLOUD. Ilustrations by Thoreau MacDonald.
Caldwell, Idaho / Toronto: Caxton / Macmillan., 1944.
Tall octavo, beige pictorial cloth printed in brown, map endpapers in red & black on cream. Yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing to spine ends and outer corners; very small chip to lower outer corner of front panel; cream spine panels very lightly yellowed; nick to rear panel; else fine, flap price intact. A novel about the Indians of Western Canada by this eminent Canadian anthopologist. Nicely designed book, with the ever-pleasing illustration of Thoreau MacDonald (32 drawings), stylized title page vignette illustration (in mauve) by A.Y. Jackson, endpaper maps by three Jackson women. Edison B32. Scarce in this condition.
$175.00 Book Number: 44316 Order / Enquire
A WINDOW IN THRUMS. Illustrated in Colour by A.C. Michael.
Toronto & London: Musson / Hodder and Stoughton, no date [191-?].,
Octavo, tan buckram gilt lettered, light brown illustrated endpapers. , (212) pp. Frontispiece and 10 other colour illustrations tipped to inserted light brown leaves, with captioned tissue guards. Quite minor cover rubbing; a near fine, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. An attractive and sturdy edition, with very pleasant illustrations. Identical in appearance and concept to the Foulis illustrated books being published early in the 20th century.
$20.00 Book Number: 16638 Order / Enquire
THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, no date ., 1914.
Quarto, red pictorial cloth elaborately decorated to spine and front cover in gilt. (2), (viii), (236) pp + 20 mounted colour plates with captioned and decorated guards. Numerous line drawings in text, by Hugh Thomson (complete). Spine has shallow chipping at head; slight rubbing to front cover at centre; foxing to endpapers and to text early and late; margin tears to pp 88-96 and pp 135-36 neatly repaired with clear archival paper tape (no loss of text or illustration); else a VG clean and attractive copy of this attractive edition of Barrie's famous play, with illustrations by a noted English illustrator. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$95.00 Book Number: 8750 Order / Enquire
BIBBY, Joseph, editor
BIBBY'S ANNUAL: an uncovential journal for country readers. 1918-1922
Liverpool: J. Bibby & Sons, 1922.
Folio, 40 cm, original blue pictorial cloth stamped in black, pink, silver, green & white. General index at front, four volumes, for 1918, 1920, 1921, and 1922, bound together including their very colourful stiff card covers. 264 pp. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. The annuals were produced 1906-1936. Joseph Bibby (1851-1940) was a successful British miller, soap manufacturer, and animal feed merchant who always wanted to be a journalist. A Christian and theosophist, Bibby wrote extensively about social issues and was a strong critic of Bolshevism, touting instead the benefits of capitalism. Particularly appealing are the five cover illustrations in bold line and colour by noted British artist and illustrator Alfred Garth Jones (1872-1955). Spine ends a bit frayed; small tape scar inside front cover; offset yellowing to rear endpapers; in all, VG externally, internally fine, tight in the binding, no owner names, hinges not cracked. Note: large 3 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$175.00 Book Number: 44183 Order / Enquire
BOOTH, Edward Townsend
GOD MADE THE COUNTRY
New York: Knopf, 1946.
Octavo, tan cloth lettered & decorated in gilt. pp (xxvi), 330, xx (Index), (2), . Yellowing to page edges, else finde. Cream price-clipped dust jacket has small chips at head of spine and upper outer corners, VG otherwise. Vignette illustrations and design by W.A. Dwiggins. "Lives of great swriters from Hesiod to Tolstoy prove that literature, like life itself, is rooted in the soil of the good earth." Written by a well educated farmer and writer.
$18.50 Book Number: 41861 Order / Enquire
BOWEN, Majorie [pseud. of Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell].
NELL GWYN: a decoration. Head-pieces by Charles Robinson.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date ., 1926.
Blue cloth stamped in orange. (319) pp. Nicks, minor rubbing to spine tips; text paper lightly toned; else a VG, clean and unworn jacketless copy. An historical novel by this prolific English author, with line drawings by the noted illustrator Charles Robinson.
$19.00 Book Number: 6241 Order / Enquire
BURNETT, Frances Hodgson
IN THE CLOSED ROOM. Illustrations by Jessie Wilcox Smith.
New York: McClure, Phillips, 1904.
Green ribbed decorated cloth stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges rough trimmed, green on white decorated endpapers, green border decorations on every page. , (iv), (130) pp. Frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 other charming colour plates by Jessie Wilcox Smith. Binding design (and decorative borders?) by William Jordan. Spine lightly darkened, with a couple of spine spots, slight corner wear at head of spine; ink name and mostly erased pencil name t o blank recto of frontispiece; occasional light tanning to inner margins of text; some dulling to the cover gilt; else a VG copy. BAL 2100.
$40.00 Book Number: 15526 Order / Enquire
BYRON, Lord (George Gordon Noel)
DON JUAN. With 93 illustrations & decorations by John Austen
London / New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head / Dodd, Mead, 1926.
US issue, with Dodd, Mead spine imprint. Tall octavo, white smooth pictorial buckram stamped in black, light brown, and gilt, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. pp , (xiv), 408, including Notes pp 397 to end. Spine very lightly darkened; bookplate (WWI image) and ink name at front; endpapers yellowed; faint soiling to covers; else a fine, jacketless copy. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$39.95 Book Number: 46076 Order / Enquire
CAMERON, W.A., Rev.
NOT BY EASTERN WINDOWS ONLY. Messages from Modern Prophets
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1929.
Octavo. Blue cloth gilt lettered, blue on yellow pictorial endpapers. (xii), (244) pp. Inscribed by TM at on title page "endpapers - Thoreau MacDonald". Spine and inner margins of covers sunned, two word rubber stamp on front free endpaper, VG jacketless copy otherwise. A collection of sermons on literature and religion by the minister of Yorkminster Church, Toronto. Edison C24.
$20.00 Book Number: 31171 Order / Enquire
A CHILD'S BOOK OF SAINTS. With 19 full-page illustrations by T.H. Robinson
London: Dent, 1913.
Later printing (first was in 1898). Beige pictorial cloth printed in dark brown, blue, and gilt. pp xii, (258). Title page in red and black. 19 b&w illustrations in text, plus binding illustration and decorated title page, by noted illustrator T.H. Robinson. Mild rubbing at head of spine; tanning to free endpapers; ink gift inscription at front; cracked front inner hinge very neatly repaired; else a VG copy of this attractive book.
$30.00 Book Number: 44565 Order / Enquire
BALLADS AND LYRICS
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart., 1923.
Squarish 12mo, blue-grey pictorial cloth stamped in green, gilt lettered, green on cream decorated endpapers. x, (294) pp. Spine tanned , light soiling to top page edges; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG jacketless copy. INSCRIBED BY THOREAU MacDON ALD "design made by J.E.H. MacDonald. a few combined by T. MacDonald". The cover illustrations, endpapers, and decorative title page border were designed by important Canadian painter J.E.H. MacDonald (Group of Seven). His son Thoreau, an excellent artist in his own right, did some of the lettering. Edison E6.
$50.00 Book Number: 15393 Order / Enquire
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA. Translated from the Spanish...Embellished with engravings from pictures painted by Robert Smirke, Esq., R.A. In four volumes
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1818.
Four volumes, octavo, original publisher's Roxburghe-style binding of quarter brown roan and brown paper-covered boards, spines gilt lettered with "Six Guineas" at foot of each. Only quite minor scuffing to spines; slight surface rubbing to boards; front inner hinge of Vol. I cracked but firm, not separated; scattered foxing, mostly light but not so light in places; else a fine copy. Complete with all 25 steel engraved plates, 26 vignettes in text. The translation was by Mary Smirke, the artist's daughter. Robert Smirkie (1752-1845) was an English painter elected to the Royal Academy in 1791. He did many popular book illustrations - pleasing, graceful, sometimes humourous, accomplished, and spirited. Quite a nice copy of a book that is not often seen in the original binding, especially in such nice condition. Note: 4 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$950.00 Book Number: 33770 Order / Enquire
CHAMEROVZOW, L.A. (Louis Alexis)
PHILIP OF LUTETIA; or The Revolution of 1789. An Historical Romance. Illustrated on Steel by Robert Cruikshank. Being the Last Series of The Chronicles of the Bastille.
London: T.C. Newby, 1848.
First book edition, bound from sheets of the parts issue. viii, 434 pp + engraved title and 21 plates by Robert Cruikshank. Bound without the leaf of ads at rear. Old half calf and marbled boards, spine label, marbled page edges. Ex library, with evidence of removed labels to spine; partial cracks to outer joints of front cover but board still firmly attached; rubber stamp and pouch to front free endpaper; rubber stamp to page edges; browning from offsetting of binding to corners of en dpapers and a few leaves at front and rear; 1848 ink name to top margin of title page; bit of scuffing to edges of covers. Internally fine and unfoxed. Part three of The Chronicles of the Bastille, published London: Newby, 1845-48. Wolff 1156. Not in Block, Sadleir, Allibone. Note: a bit over 1 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$75.00 Book Number: 4513 Order / Enquire