Seaweed Specimens

[scrapbook]. Seaweed Specimens. America, perhaps: n.p., early 20th century?. Marbled paper over boards, black cloth backstrip; oblong (205 x 165 mm); contains about 30 seaweed specimens, mounted direct to the recto of 12 tissue-guarded leaves (every page). Numerous unlabelled specimens per page, leaving little-to-no negative space. The last page bears a monarch butterfly, mounted in the center of an arrangement of seaweed. The migration of the monarch would suggest that these seaweeds were collected from the east coast of the United States, or perhaps the Gulf … Read More

Denham, Sir John

Poems and Translations with the Sophy

DENHAM, Sir John (1615-1669). Poems and Translations with the Sophy. London: Printed [by John Macocke] for H. Herringman, 1668. First Edition. First edition of a Spenserian poetic work by Denham, a “father of English poetry” containing the scarce bound in errata leaf. 2 volumes in one, 8vo (163 x 105mm). [4], 186pp., [4]; [4], 97pp, [Epilogue on verso]. Errata leaf [N6] present. Separately titled for “The destruction of Troy” and “The Sophy” (both 1667). Three quarter calf over marbled paper covered boards, spine with red morocco … Read More

cummings, e. e.

1/20, Poems

cummings, e. e. 1/20, Poems by E. E. Cummings, A Selection Made by the Author. London: Roger Roughton, Contemporary Poetry and Prose Editions Number Two, 1936. First Edition. Heavy cardstock wraps; 8vo; pp. [5], 20, [1]. Covers rubbed. In contemporary cloth folder. The author’s first book to be published in the UK. Very Good+. Paperback. (#BB11136) $450.00

Direxit, Benard (engravings)

Planche 74 de Buffon’s “Histoire Naturelle” — Le Pentadactyle, Le Poisson de Paradis, L’Emoi

Buffon, George-Louis Leclerc, Comte de; Direxit, Benard (engravings); [hand-colored engraved plate]. Planche 74 de Buffon’s “Histoire Naturelle” — Le Pentadactyle, Le Poisson de Paradis, L’Emoi. Paris, c. 1780. Hand-colored engraving by Direxit, on small 4to sheet (215 x 289 mm). Suitable for display, with nice, bright colors. Fine. (#D8921) $100.00 We have a few different plates from “Histoire Naturelle,” all equally lovely, so please keyword search (“Direxit”) our inventory if you’re interested in a particular fish!

Teschemacher, Erich; Teschemacher-Renner, Marga

Archive of Original Advertising, Poster, Graphic, and (Some) Typographic Designs

[original artwork; graphic designs]; Teschemacher, Erich (b. 1886); Teschemacher-Renner, Marga. Archive of Original Advertising, Poster, Graphic, and (Some) Typographic Designs. [Berlin and Charlottenburg], [mostly 1920s-1930s]. Custom linen box, gilt-stamped lettering (“Werbeentwürfe – E. Teschemacher”) in brown leather label affixed to front board; about 16 x 20 inches; contains mock-ups, preliminary and finished illustrations and designs for houses, advertisements, bookplates, letterheads, calendars, announcements, and more — even hand-painted decorative motifs in Art Nouveau-style. Various sizes, on paper, heavy cardstock, and onionskin; and in ink, pencil, or full-color … Read More

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

La Increible y Triste Historia de la Candida Erendira y de su Abuela Desalmada

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. La Increible y Triste Historia de la Candida Erendira y de su Abuela Desalmada. Mexico: Editorial Hermes, 1972. First Mexican Edition. Illustrated wraps. Inscribed by Garcia Marquez and dated 1980. Very Good+.  (#D1074) $1,500.00

Baudelaire, Charles; [Chimot, Edouard]

Le Spleen de Paris, Petits Poems en Prose

Baudelaire, Charles; [Chimot, Edouard]. Le Spleen de Paris. Petits Poems en Prose. Paris: Editions de l’Intermediaire du Bibliophile, [1926]. Limited Edition. Specially bound by Cordonnier in navy morocco with red calf triangles and gilt-stamped patterns, doublures with similar pattern, red moire silk endleaves, gold-speckled blanks, text leaves of varying size; 4to; in custom slipcase of red and blue textured painted with morocco edges at opening. With 10 etchings by Chimot in three states (uncolored, colored, and with remarques) and typographical decorations by Paul de Pidoll. Marked … Read More

LANGLÉ (or LANGLOIS), Joseph Adolphe Férdinand (ed.); BONINGTON, Richard Parkes

Les Contes du Gay-Sçavoir: Ballades, Fabliaux et Traditions du Moyen Age

LANGLÉ (or LANGLOIS), Joseph Adolphe Férdinand (1798-1867) (ed.) – BONINGTON, Richard Parkes (1802-1828). Les Contes du Gay-Sçavoir. Ballades, Fabliaux et Traditions du Moyen Age. Paris: Firmin Didot pour Lami Denozan, [1828]. First Edition. 8vo (210 x 132mm). [viii], cxlvi, 48pp. (notes and glossary). Illustrated with hand-colored engraved title with marginal vignettes of female personifications and muses by Richard Parkes Bonington. Illustrated throughout with 10 half-page lithographs printed on chine-collé carefully hand-colored, heightened in gilt and mounted; six are by Richard Parkes Bonington and four are by … Read More

Summers, Montague

The Werewolf

Summers, Montague. The Werewolf. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1933. First Edition. Publisher’s cloth, gilt-stamped lettering on spine; dust jacket printed in green and blue; pp. xiv, 307, plus 8 plates. Spine tips and edges of boards gently bumped; text block faintly foxed; ownership signature on FFEP. Scarce dust jacket in excellent condition, just a little rubbed and age-toned, with a few tiny closed tears or chips at spine tips and along edges of rear panel; presents very nicely in mylar. The author of … Read More

Huge Collection of Sheet Music, Published 1900s-1970s

More than 700 pieces, spanning decades! The bulk are published in New York, Chicago, Detroit, and London, but also include Rome, Hollywood, San Francisco, and beyond, from 1900 to the 1970s, with a large selection from the 1920s-1940s. Composers include Harold Adamson, Mack Gordon, Vincent Youmans, Irving Berlin, Lew Brown, Alfred Bryan, Sammy Cahn, B. G. De Sylva, Ray Henderson, Al Dubin, Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown, George and Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers, Otto Harbach, Paul Francis Webster, Gus Kahn, Edgar Leslie, Sam Lewis, … Read More

The Sea Chase, Los Angeles, 1955 Film Plans and Storyboards

Farrow, John (dir.); Bechelin, Franz (art dir.). The Sea Chase. Los Angeles, 1955. Original artwork and storyboards; two volumes (binders). Blue cloth over boards (295 x 250 mm), 3-ring binders, containing original pen and ink and pencil drawings on onion skin paper, plus photographs and notes for the film. One binder contains the original bold, tense drawings — beautifully carried out — breaking the film down into a compelling graphic novel, marking out long shots, choreographing fight sequences, and more. The second binder contains b/w photographs … Read More

Max Weber & Helaine Blum: An Archive of Original Art

Large archive of original art, sketches, studies and notebooks by Max Weber and Helaine Blum. The collection documents the working student-teacher relationship between the two artists — with many of the notebooks having been used in Weber’s lessons to Blum. The works by Weber, both sketches and finished, show his move from the abstraction prevalent in his early work to his later representational style. Blum’s work included here encompasses her lesson notebooks as well as sketches and studies used in preparation for her sculptural work. In … Read More

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