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19th Century :Decorative Binding

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...<b>A Song of a Single Note A Love Story,</b><br>, Barr, Amelia E.
1 Barr, Amelia E. ...A Song of a Single Note A Love Story,

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1902.
 First Edition - First Printing (October 1902).
 Hardcover.
 8vo; 7.5 inches tall. 330 pages.
 Color frontispiece and several other b/w illustrations by Anne Betts.
 
Bound in green cloth with a symmetrical decorated cover in pale blue and gold with a formalized floral framing a gilt oval panel with the title against a background of gold. Lettering in pale blue. The spine design repeats the floral pattern of the front cover.

Bindings firm with a hint of a shelf lean. Text clean with light even toning. Minor offsetting associated with illustrations. Light shelf wear.
 
Price: 16.00 USD

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...<b>Sketches Abroad with Pen and Pencil.</b><br>, Darley, Felix O. C.
2 Darley, Felix O. C. ...Sketches Abroad with Pen and Pencil.

New York: Hurd and Houghton at the Riverside Press, 1869.
 Early Edition, Second printing.
 Hardcover.
 Profusely illustrated with plates and in-text drawings. [88 drawings].
 8vo; 8.25 inches tall, 192 pages.
 Felix O. C. Darley; Drawings engraved on wood by J. Augustus Begert and James L. Langridge. Text and drawings of American illustrator's trip to England and the Continent undertaken in 1867-68.
 
Green pebbled morocco leather covered beveled boards, stamped titles and spine decoration in gilt, decoration in circle of travelers in stamped gilt on front. All edges gilt.

Bindings square and tight; Light wear. A stripe of bio-predation across front. Three previous ownership marks: bookplate front paste-down; cursive inked name on front free endpage; inked number on top title page. Minor foxing to preliminary pages. Text clean and bright.
 
Price: 39.95 USD

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...<B>The Intellectual Life.</b>, Hamerton, Philip Gilbert. [Roycrofters]
3 Hamerton, Philip Gilbert. [Roycrofters] ...The Intellectual Life.
East Aurora, New York: The Roycrofters, 1889. First Edition Hardcover.

 Minnie Marcy Signed by Illustrator(s)
SIGNED Elbert Hubbard, and numbered 343 of 960.

[vi], 207 pp. (4to) 25.5x21 cm (10x8¼") original half olive suede and boards, lettered in gilt. Printed on handmade laid paper with Roycroft watermarks. Hand-painted color illuminations by Minnie Marcy.

Bindings tight and square. Minimal wear. Lightly faded and rubbed. Original two-part box included.
Box worn, lower half lacking one side piece; lightly faded and rubbed. Fragile.

 
Price: 325.00 USD

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…<b>The Poetical Works of Mrs. Felicia Hemans.</b>, Hemans, Mrs. Felicia; Edited with a Critical Memoir by William Michael Rossetti.
4 Hemans, Mrs. Felicia; Edited with a Critical Memoir by William Michael Rossetti. The Poetical Works of Mrs. Felicia Hemans.
London: E. Moxon, Son, & Company, [n.d. c1880] Hardcover.
 Illustrated by Thomas Seccombe. 
Green decorated cloth boards. All edges gilt. Bindings square and tight; though front hinge starting. Minimal shelf handling. Illustrated with a few plates, chapter headers. Text clean; Mild toning, Previous owner’s name on front free endpage. 7.25 inches tall. 595 pages with publisher advertisements.

 
Price: 30.00 USD

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...<b>Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Geniuses. 3 Issues.George Eliot; Parnell; John Ruskin.</b>, Hubbard, Elbert.
5 Hubbard, Elbert. ...Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Geniuses. 3 Issues.George Eliot; Parnell; John Ruskin.
East Aurora, New York: The Roycrofters, 1910. Soft cover.

 David Hunter et.al. 
Parnell; Vol. 26 No, 6; Number 1; January 1910 George Eliot; Vol. 26; No. 3; March 1910 John Ruskin; Vol. 26; No. 5. May 1910 All in stiff paper boards with Yapp edges. Moderate handling, bindings firm, Text has toned.
Beautiful Arts and Crafts style decorations with David Hunter designs.

 
Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b>Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Teachers. 4 Issues. Mary Baker Eddy; Erasmus; Hypathia; King Alfred.</b>, Hubbard. Elbert.
6 Hubbard. Elbert. ...Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Teachers. 4 Issues. Mary Baker Eddy; Erasmus; Hypathia; King Alfred.
East Aurora, New York: Roycrofters, 1908. Soft cover.
 
All in stiff paper boards with extended edges. Moderate handling, bindings firm, Text has toned.
Beautiful Arts and Crafts style decorations with decorated first letters designs.

 
Price: 20.00 USD

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...<B>Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men and Women and Other Things in General. [First], Second, & Third Series. [3 vol. bound by Zaehnsdorf]</b><br>, Lever, Charles
7 Lever, Charles ...Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men and Women and Other Things in General. [First], Second, & Third Series. [3 vol. bound by Zaehnsdorf]

Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1864-65.
 Three volumes. All First Edition.
 Hardcover.
 Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf.
 Armorial bookplates of Mexborough.
 
Essays written in the character of "Cornelius O'Dowd" and published anonymously.

Charles James Lever (1806 - 1872) was an Irish novelist.

Charles Lever was an exceedingly prolific writer who enjoyed a wide popularity in his own day, the pink covers opf the monthly parts of his novels rivaling the yellows of Thackeray and the greens of Dickens. He was an Irishman who wrote about his countrymen, and his readers thoroughly relished the wealth of incident with which his books were packed and the inexhaustible fund of stories with which they were filled. [All the Year Round p. 12]

Three-quarter green morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt, top edges gilt. Original boards bound in the rear. Five spine bands with stamped gilt titles and date at bottom.

Bindings tight and square. Volume 1 has one rubbed corner and light wear at spine corners. Volume 2 minor handling. Volume 3 minor corner rubs and top and bottom raised spine band rubbed. Text is clean, light toning and occasional spotting.

First, Second Series and Third Series. 3 volumes.

REF: Bodl: 014394477; Victorian Web, (online)
 
Price: 325.00 USD

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...<b>In the Forest of Arden  </b><br>, Mabie, Hamilton Wright
8 Mabie, Hamilton Wright ...In the Forest of Arden

New York: Dodd Mead and Company, 1900.
 Later printing.
 Hardcover.
 Illustrations and decorations by Will H. Low.
 
Hamilton Wright Mabie, was an American essayist, editor, critic, and lecturer.

A very handsome edition, with each page having a decorated border around the text. A well-made late Victorian decorated book of sentimental prose. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear; spine tips rubbed. Previous owner's name on front free endpage. 
Price: 29.95 USD

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...<B>An Old Sweetheart of Mine.</b><br>, Riley, James Whitcomb
9 Riley, James Whitcomb ...An Old Sweetheart of Mine.

Indianapolis, Indiana: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1902.
 Hardcover
 19 illustration in two color by Howard Chandler Christy.
 
Maroon ribbed cloth covered boards; stamped spine titles and decorations; Front covers stamped titles in gilt, decorations and pasted-down portrait by Christy. 19 illustration in two color. All pages decorated by Virginia Keep.

Book edges have light wear more so to corners. Signatures loosened but no detachment; A handsome example of Victorian verse and book decorating. Press of Braunworth & Company, Bookbinders and Printers, Brooklyn, New York

Price: 20.00 USD

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…<b>Proverbial Philosophy In Four Series Now First Complete Including the Fiftieth Edition of the Two Series.</b>, Tupper, Martin F.
10 Tupper, Martin F. Proverbial Philosophy In Four Series Now First Complete Including the Fiftieth Edition of the Two Series.
London: E. Moxon, Son, & CO., [n.d. circa. 1875] Hardcover.

 
Inscribed by Author on Half-Title page. A scarce Presentation copy. Red decorated cloth boards. All edges gilt. Bindings firm. Moderate handling wear. A bookseller’s small notes on verso of front free endpage. 7 inches tall. 456 pages with index plus publisher’s adverts.

A collection of Martin F. Tupper's most well-known selection of poetry. With a frontispiece of the author. In 1837 appeared the first series of Proverbial Philosophy, long series of didactic moralizing. Tupper had been encouraged to publish them by Henry Stebbing.

A typical example is: Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.

His work met at first with moderate success in Britain, while in the United States it was almost a total failure. However, within thirty years it had passed through forty large editions in Britain, while nearly a million copies were sold in the United States. Proverbial Philosophy contained apt and striking expressions and appealed to a large section of the public. [wiki]

 
Price: 65.00 USD

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...<b>The Hundred Riddles of The Fairy Bellaria   </b><br>, [Fairy Tales. Riddles] Leland, Charles Godfrey
11 [Fairy Tales. Riddles] Leland, Charles Godfrey ...The Hundred Riddles of The Fairy Bellaria

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892.
 Limited Edition of 100. 8vo; -149; blank, p. <150> ; Gresham Press imprint, p. <151> Handmade wove paper , watermarked: UNBLEACHED ARNOLD 1892.
 The riddles are in verse.
 80 wood-cut Illustrations.
 
Making a logical assumption based on the inscription the book was rebound in leather in 1914. The tipped in illustration has been made a tissue-guarded frontispiece.

"This is a copy of the fine edition, printed on hand-made paper, and containing an original illustration by the author, tipped in inside front cover. The edition is limited to 100 copies".

Three quarters red leather to red cloth and gilt lettering on the spine. Raised bands and gilt tooling also adorn this volume. Top edge gilt. Profusely illustrated with woodblock prints in black and white.

Boards are clean and bright. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning more-so on a few prints. Minimal handling wear. An inscription is found on the front free endpaper dated 1914.

Charles Godfrey Leland (1824 –1903) was an American humorist, writer, and folklorist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Princeton University and in Europe.

Leland worked in journalism, traveled extensively, and became interested in folklore and folk linguistics, publishing books and articles on American and European languages and folk traditions. He wrote what was to become a primary source text for Neopaganism half a century later, Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches.

REF: Bodl: 014138707; OCLC: 14934772; European Online Library; BAL. 11659.
 
Price: 350.00 USD

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...<b>  Little Rivers: A Book of Essays in Profitable Idleness. </b><br>, [Margaret Armstrong-designed binding] Van Dyke, Henry,
12 [Margaret Armstrong-designed binding] Van Dyke, Henry, ... Little Rivers: A Book of Essays in Profitable Idleness.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917.
 Later edition.
 Hardcover.
 
Margaret Armstrong was among a number of important woman cover designers, beginning her work in the late 1880s.

She began her career at A.C. McClurg and then went on to other publishers, primarily Scribner’s, for whom she designed half of her total output of about 270 books. She also specialized in designing many of the works of a few authors including Myrtle Reed, Henry Van Dyke, Paul Bourget, and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Top edge gilt. Tissue-Guarded color frontispiece by F.V. DuMond; plus 7 more illustrations, Bindings tight and square. Text clean though toned as expected. Light handling wear.
 
Price: 3.00 USD

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…<b>Later Love Letters of a Musician.</b>, [Margaret Armstrong] Reed, Myrtle
13 [Margaret Armstrong] Reed, Myrtle Later Love Letters of a Musician.
New York and London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1903. Early Printing. Hardcover.
 Margaret Armstrong Binding. 
Decorative cloth boards with beautiful Art Deco blind stamped and stamped gilt design. Top edge gilt. Others deckled [ragged]. Light shelf handing. Minor hand soil. Text clean and bright. Printed on Laid-paper. No ownership marks. iv -165 pages; 8.25 inches tall.

A lovely example of late 19th century sentimentally and bindings.

 
Price: 30.00 USD

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