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EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED AND BOUND BY BAYNTUN
DICKENS, Charles. THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First edition in book form, extra illustrated and finely bound. Octavo. (iii)-(xvi), 609 pp.; lacks half-title. This special copy has a duplicate hand-colored set of the original plates by Robert Seymour and "Phiz" (Hablot K. Browne), 2 hand-colored plates by Robert William Buss, a small set of 7 hand-colored plates by Phiz, a hand-colored plate of Sam Vale, the original of Sam Weller, by George Cruikshank, a hand-colored plate of Sam Weller, by F. W. Palthorpe, a hand-colored portrait of Serjeant Talfourd, and portraits of Dickens, Robert Seymour, and Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz" and "Nemo"). The uncolored plates by Phiz are earlier than the colored ones; they are not titled, but each is signed (when called for) and contains a page location number except the last sixteen (which Hatton and Cleaver, p. 63, claim are the earliest state of the original and duplicate plates for these illustrations) and, of course, the frontispiece and vignette title- page. The frontispiece and vignette title-page are both "second plate" (from the second version of the printing plate). There is a total of 101 plates, of which 55 are colored. Handsomely bound by Bayntun in full green crushed morocco with a black leather inlaid border, gilt facsimile of the author's signature on upper board, inner leather dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. An old bookseller's description is tipped-in at the first fly-leaf. Fine. (Smith v. I, 3).
CARROLL, Lewis. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. With a poem by Austin Dobson. London: William Heinemann, New York: Doubleday Page & Co., . From an edition limited to 1130 copies, this is number 225. Illustrated with 13 tipped-in color plates mounted on heavy brown paper, each with a captioned tissue guard, 14 black and white drawings, and pictorial endpapers in brown on white, all by Rackham. xi, 161,  pp. Quarto, white buckram with the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle characters in gilt to upper board and gilt lettering to upper board and spine, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. The upper board has a rectangle of light dust-soiling at the center; the gilt on the spine has darkened slightly and is a bit rubbed; and the endpapers are lightly toned. Otherwise it is a clean and fresh, near-fine copy. This limited and numbered edition was not signed by Rackham, who was traveling at the time of its publication. (Riall, p. 77).
FIRST AMERICAN HERBAL IN CONTEMPORARY FULL CALF
STEARNS, Samuel. THE AMERICAN HERBAL, OR MATERIA MEDICA. Wherein the virtues of the mineral, vegetable, and animal productions of North and South America are laid open, so far as they are known; and their uses in the practice of physic and surgery exhibited. Walpole: Printed for David Carlisle, for Thomas & Thomas, and the Author, 1801. First edition. 360 pp. includes list of subscribers (pp 24-36) 12mo. Bound in contemporary calf. Intermittent light foxing and staining. Early signatures of M.R. Lanchton, George J. Foster and Trumbull Donanse. An early American work of medical botany (Howes calls it the first North American herbal and Norman calls it the first herbal both printed and produced in the United States) in original, very good plus condition. A pleasing copy. (Garrison-Morton 1838.2; Austin 1818; Howes S921; Norman 2008; Sabin 90959; Shaw & Shoemaker 13
WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE "VOTES FOR WOMEN" SASH. Ca. 1915. This sash measures 24 1/2" x 4". "VOTES FOR WOMEN" in black on a white background with thick yellow borders. It is likely from the 1915 Empire State Campaign. Very scarce in this size and in exceptionally clean condition.
PUPPET THEATER PLAYS, ILLUSTRATED WITH COLOR PLATES DURANTY
[Louis-Emile Edmond]. THÉATRE DES MARIONNETTES DU JARDIN DES TUILERIES. Texte et composition des dessins par M. Duranty. Paris: Imprimerie de Dubuisson et Cie., (1863). First edition. Illustrated with 24 hand-colored plates and with 25 color vignette illustrations laid-down on text pages within a printed double-rule border.  ff., ii, 387,  pp. Quarto, 11 by 7.5 in. (28 x 19 cm), in a modern binding of red cloth-backed marbled boards, with a black morocco spine label, and the original printed paper wrappers bound-in. The text is comprised of a brief introduction followed by the texts of 24 plays performed at the puppet theater in the Tuilieries Garden. Each play is accompanied by a full-page plate and has a vignette illustration laid-down at the head of the first page. The plays and illustrations feature Commedia dell'arte characters such as Polichinelle, Arlequin, Cassandre, Le Gendarme, Le Diable, Columbine, Pierrot, and Le Sorcier. Although this copy lacks the dedication page and has some scattered light foxing throughout, it is otherwise complete and attractive, having bright and lively illustrations, and in very good condition. Edmond Duranty (1833-1880) was an author and influential art critic, being the first to write an insightful analysis of Impressionism in 1876. Initially a champion of Realism, having co- founded the monthly journal Réalisme in 1856, and having writtenseveral novels in the Realist-Naturalist style in the 1860s, he became a champion of the new Impressionist art after 1863 when Emilie Zola introduced him to Impressionist painters. Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas became good friends, and Degas painted a great portrait of him in 1879. References: Vicaire III: 534. Sorensen, Lee. "Duranty, [Louis-Emile] Edmond Duranty." Dictionary of Art Historians (website). www.dictionaryofarthistorians.org/durantyl.htm
PICTURES BY DICKENS' FIRST ILLUSTRATOR
PEAKE, R. B. SNOBSON'S SEASONS, being annals of Cockney sports. (London particular.) London: Published by M. A. Nattali, . First edition. 91 of 92 engraved caricatures poking fun at the misadventures of sporting men in the horse and hound set, amateur anglers, etc., by Robert Seymour, Dickens' first illustrator. The plates include two illustrated half-titles with the title "Seymour's Sketches." vii, 104 pp. Tall octavo, bound by Bayntun of Bath in green, three-quarter crushed morocco with marbled sides, gilt titling to spine ("Seymour's Sketches" and "Snobson's Seasons"), t.e.g. Bookplate to front pastedown. Binding shows some edgewear and is rubbed at joints, and sunned at spine and top edges. The plates are remarkably clean and bright with faint offsetting of plates to text. Very good overall. Robert Seymour (1800-1836) was a prolific illustrator and caricaturist. Although heavily influenced by Cruikshank's style, his original contribution to the genre was the routine of comic sportsmen from London having adventures in the country. Today he is most recognized for having provided the prototypes for the characters Pickwick and Winkle in the early installments of Charles Dickens' "Pickwick Papers" before his untimely death.
Richard Brinsley Peake (1792-1847) was a productive and popular playwright, much valued for his dependability over the course of his forty-year career. One of his many contributions to the theatre was "Presumption, or, The Fate of Frankenstein" (1824), the first dramatic adaptation of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." He was also a prolific family man who, to paraphrase his own self assessment, though never idle, was often poor. In the 1830s and 1840s he began to publish in periodicals for vital extra cash. "Snobson's Seasons" is a light-hearted history of cockney sports. References: D.N.B.; Houfe, 296; Benezit; Westwood & Satchell, 193. Scare, only two copies at auction in over 30 years.
THE ATLANTIC COAST GUIDE: A COMPANION FOR THE TOURIST BETWEEN NEWFOUNDLAND AND CAPE MAY. New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1873. First Edition. Small 8vo., 4 1/2" x 6 3/4". 136 pp. Two folding maps. Red cloth with lettering stamped in gilt to front and spine. Double rule stamped in black to front, gold on spine and blind to back. Cloth is moderately worn and soiled. Corners bumped.Top of hinges weak. Scarce on the market.
G., H. (Horat. Gram.) THE EAGLE AND THE ROBIN. An Apologue. Translated from the Original of Aesop, written Two Thousand Years since, and now rendered in familiar Verse... Together with TAFFEY'S TRIUMPH: Or, A New Translation of the Cambro-muo-maxia: In Imitation of Milton. By a Gentleman of Oxford. London: Printed and Sold by Henry Hills... 1709. 16 pp. Octavo, 7 x 4 3/8 in., disbound: The first and final (conjugate) leaves are detached and separated at the fold, else clean and very good. "Preface signed 'Horat. Gram.' presumably for Horace the schoolmaster. There is no evidence that it was translated from Aesop. Printed in Nichols, Collection III. 1-13 as by William King (1663-1712)... the attribution should be treated with suspicion. ... 'Taffey's triumph' is Daniel Bellamy's translation of Edward Holdsworth's Muscipula." (Foxon E5).
ILLUSTRATIONS BY ALFRED CROWQUILL PALMER
Francis Paul. THE DEATH AND BURIAL OF COCK ROBIN; with moral comments thereon, addressed to young children, by F. P. Palmer, and illustrated with curious conceits, designed by Alfred Crowquil [sic]. New York: C. P. Huestis, no. 104 Nassau, corner of Ann St., Stereotyped by Vincent L. Dill., n.d. [circa 1848-53]. Black and white line illustrations by Alfred Crowquill, the pseudonym of Alfred Henry Forrester. 24 pp. A slim pamphlet, 7 7/8 by 4 1/2 in., side sewn and glued into printed paper wrappers, with a wonderful colored illustration ("Death of Cock Robin") on the front showing the poor robin lying in state. This copy was given as a "reward of merit" and has a presentation inscription, in pencil, on the verso of the title-page, and the recipient's name, in ink, at the head of the title-page. A spot of staining at the top-edge of the front wrapper that carries through half of the book, diminishing in size as it progresses, and the wrapper shows some wear near the bottom edge of the spine, yet a very good copy overall.
ROOSEVELT, Theodore. AFRICAN GAME TRAILS. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. First edition in the uncommon publishers 3/4 leather binding. A lovely copy of a handsome book.
DAVIES, Benjamin Rees. DAVIES' NEW MAP OF THE BRITISH METROPOLIS: THE BOUNDARIES OF THE BOROUGHS, COUNTY COURT DISTRICTS, RAILWAYS AND MODERN IMPROVEMENTS. London: Edward Stanford, 1889. Hand- colored folding map, 38 1/4" x 39 1/4", in purple cloth cover stamped in gilt to front. Includes " Extension to the Crystal Palace". Cloth case is rubbed, faded, and stained. Map is fine and bright.
DAVIES, Benjamin Rees. JACKSON, William. A NEW HIEROGLYPHICAL BIBLE WITH FOUR HUNDRED EMBELLISHMENTS ON WOOD. New York: Chiswick, 1836. Eleventh Edition. 12mo. 3 1/2"x 5 3/4". 70pp. Three-quarter calf with marbled boards. Woodcuts inserted in text as hieroglyphs depicting scenes of the bible. Leather well rubbed. Front hinge split about two inches from the bottom. Front and rear endpapers and first and last few pages stained from glue to pastedowns. Otherwise a nice clean copy.
LANMAN, Charles. BOHN'S HAND-BOOK OF WASHINGTON: Beautifully Illustrated with Steel Engravings of all the Public Buildings and the Government Statuary, with a supplement. Washington: Casimir Bohn, 1861. 12mo. 3 3/4"x 5 3/4". 134pp. with folding map 14 3/4"x 18". Spine skewed and slightly misshapened. Light dampstain and minimal foxing throughout. Map has a two inch tear along a fold and two small tears wear it is attached. This is a later printing that, despite the title, contains only one engraving of the Capitol building as a frontispiece. Very Good.
SCHMUCKER, Samuel M. HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN THE UNITED STATES: WITH A PRELIMINARY VIEW OF ITS CAUSES, AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ITS HEROES. Philadelphia: Jones Bros. & Co.,. 3 Vols., 512pp., 511pp., 716pp., complete. Later printing revised and completed by Dr. L.P. Brockett, of the work begun by Schmucker who died a year after the publication of the first volume in 1862. It appears to have been variously produced during the war by several different publishers. This octavo set is bound in deluxe red embossed leather, lettered and decorated in gilt and blind on front back and spine with marbled edges. Light rubbing and wear to extremities. Faint damp staining to top of last few signatures of volume three. An appealing and unusual set.
A CATALOGUE, TWO BROADSIDES, AND A POSTER
HAWKS, Francis L. NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION OF AN AMERICAN SQUADRON TO THE CHINA SEA AND JAPAN, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1852,1853 AND 1854 UNDER THE COMMAND OF COMMODORE M.C. PERRY, UNITED STATES NAVY, BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES. 3 VOLS. Washington: Berverley Tucker, Senate Printer, 1856. First Edition in three volumes. Vol. 1: xviii + 537 pp.; Vol. 2: [vii], 414pp. + facsimile of treaty + index + maps; Vol.3: xliii + 705pp. 4to., green cloth, stamped in gilt to spine, blind-stamped to front and back. Complete with all plates and maps, including the suppressed bathing scene plate. This the Senate printing. Cloth is worn and sunned, particularly on spine. Interior slightly darkened but clean throughout with a few tears to a couple of the folding maps. Minimal foxing and dampstaining to endpapers of volume three. A very presentable copy of this monumental work.
BASKIN, Leonard. TEN WOODCUTS. Boston, Massachusetts: R. M. Light and Company, (1961). A  page catalogue that features illustrations of ten Baskin woodcuts, giving the title, dimensions, date of creation, and price of each, along with a half-page letterpress statement by artist. Title-page and colophon printed in black with red ornaments. This is one of an unnumbered edition of 1500 copies printed at the Gehenna Press, in Northampton, Massachusetts, in April 1961. 12 7/8 by 9 7/8 inches. Blue paper wrappers, with title printed on front, stapled. The wrappers are very sun-faded and show a bit of edgewear, though it is clean and just about fine internally. Laid-in are three additional Baskin items from the period, though unrelated to the catalogue described above: 1. An illustrated broadside announcing an exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Baskin at the Grace Borgenicht Gallery, in New York City, in May 1962. Red (type) and black (image: a male nude from behind) on light weight paper. 12 by 9 1/8 inches. Fine but for a short crease to one corner. 2. An illustrated broadside calling for submissions for a planned exhibition at the Fogg Museum, at Harvard University, entitled "The Scholar as Collector." Black and white. The image reproduces Mantegno at Erimitani, from the portfolio "Fifteen Woodcuts" (1952). 9 1/4 by 12 3/4 inches. Fine. The exhibition was announced in October 1958 and was on display in February and March 1959. 3. An original print with image reproduced on a poster advertising an exhibition of drawings and sculpture at the Boris Mirski Gallery, in Boston, in November 1964. Printed in red (type) and black (image: a large bird with outstretched wings atop a man's head). 18 1/4 by 24 inches, folds to 9 by 12 inches. The very tips of the corners are bent. Near fine. For the catalogue, two broadsides, and a poster: