Golden Age of Illustration The "golden age of illustration" which lasted from when Daniel Vierge and other pioneers developed printing technology to the point that drawings and paintings could be reproduced with reasonable facility, basically 1860 to the early 20th-century. Among the best-known American illustrators of that period were N.C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle of the Brandywine School, J. C. Leyendecker, Maxfield Parrish, James Montgomery Flagg, and John Rea Neill. In Europe, notable figures of the early 19th Century were John Leech, George Cruikshank, Dickens illustrator Hablot Knight Browne, and, in France, Honoré Daumier. All contributed to both satirical and “serious” publications. At this time, there was a great demand for caricature drawings encapsulating social mores, types and classes. The British humorous magazine Punch (1841–2002) built on the success of Cruikshank's Comic Almanac (1827–1840) and employed many well-regarded illustrators, including Sir John Tenniel, the Dalziel Brothers, and Georges du Maurier. Although all fine art trained, their reputations were gained primarily as illustrators.
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Image for <b>The Pursuit of the House-Boat being some further accounts of the divers doings of the associated shades under the leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq.  </b><br>[Sherlock Holmes]

The Pursuit of the House-Boat being some further accounts of the divers doings of the associated shades under the leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq.
[Sherlock Holmes]

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers,: 1897.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008403


An important early American parody of Sherlock Holmes parodies and the first printed in the USA. The author dedicated the book to A. Conan Doyle. Tan cloth covered boards, titles stamped in black and gilt. Four color pictorial front decoration. Bindings firm. Text clean; lightly toned. Light shelf handling. Spine darkened. some minor soil to front and rear boards. 12mo; 6.75 inches tall. vii, 204 + [4] pp. publisher’s adverts. View more info

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Jack Sheppard, A Romance

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons: 1856

Seller ID: 011759

Condition: Fine


Originally published as a serial in Bentley's Miscellany from 1839 to 1840, It is a historical romance and a Newgate novel based on the real-life of the 18th-century criminal Jack Sheppard. Jack Sheppard developed into one of the most popular and controversial of Ainsworth's 'Newgate' novels, complemented by some of Cruikshank's superlative illustrative work. The novel became so popular that by the end of 1839 nine different theatrical versions of it had appeared on the London stage. Ainsworth's description of illicit life also provoked criticism. The work was attacked it in T... View more info

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The Star-Chamber: An Historical Romance

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons: 1880

Seller ID: 011760

Condition: Fine


A romance with the backdrop of the notorious Star Chamber of the English legal system. The Chamber began as purely administrative, but gradually took on more of a judicial role, enforcing the monarch's will when the courts could or would not do so. As the mix of fact and fiction unfolds in this tale, the court is beginning to lose favor during the reign of James I as the church once again increased its power, while Parliament's power decreased as the monarch tried to rule without them. [Thompson] William Harrison Ainsworth, (1805 -1882), English author of popular historical romances. Ai... View more info

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The Light of Asia

By: Arnold, Sir Edwin

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd: 1926

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 011153

Condition: Very Good


Limited Edition No. 56 of 3000 numbered copies. Introduction by Sir E. Denison Ross. Color illustrations by Hamzeh Carr. Original tan cloth with printed and gilt design on cover; gilt lettering on spine. 4to; 10.25 inches tall; xxii, [4], 177 pages; 16 colour plates. tissue guards with legends. Gift inscription on ffep: "Dr. and Mrs. Eldon R. James / Long may the Light of Asia shine for you! / With regards and great appreciation! / Maurice P. Dunlap / at Cambridge 8. X. 27." Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning with occasional foxing. Moder... View more info

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The Devil's Pi

By: Cantor, Eli

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, The Composing Room, Inc.: 1967

Seller ID: 010120

Condition: New


Amusing story of how the Devil is behind all the problems in a printer's shop, from proof reading to spilled ink. Issued as a Christmas greeting from the Composing Room. Fine. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Issued onion skin wrapper has toned which was only meant to protect until received. View more info

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A Christmas Carol

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Philadelphia / London, J. B. Lippincott / William Heineman: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011866

Condition: Very Good


First American Edition. Full leather, spine replaced; all edges gilt; Colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Arthur Rackham. 8vo; Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear, corners are rubbed. 8.875 inches tall; 147 pages.Ref: Latimore & Haskell pp. 44-45 View more info

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Good Faeries

By: Froud, Brian ; Terri Windling, Editor

Price: $18.95

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1998

Seller ID: 011112

ISBN: 0684847817

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. --------- Artist Brian Froud rescues pixies, gnomes, and other faeries from the isolation of the nursery and the distance of history, bringing them into the present day with vitality and imagination. In this richly imagined new book, Brian reveals the secrets he has learned from the faeries what their noses and shoes look like, what mischief and what gentle assistance they can give, what their souls and their dreams are like.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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The Vicar of Wakefield A Tale.

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London:, Bickers and Son,: 1880

Seller ID: 005423


A novel by Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith. It was written from 1761 to 1762 and published in 1766. It was one of the most popular and widely read 18th-century novels among Victorians. Brown cloth covered boards. Beveled edges, Gold gilt and embossed designs on cover and spine. All edges gilt. Wear to corners. Spine tips pushed with rubbing. Minor area of discoloration lower rear bottom corner. Rear hinge starting. The illustrated plates are photos glued to a plate and all have minor the surrounding pages are flat so it must be something to do wit... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Mrs. Felicia Hemans.

By: Hemans, Mrs. Felicia; Edited with a Critical Memoir by William Michael Rossetti.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London:, E. Moxon, Son, & Company,: [n.d. c1880]

Seller ID: 005569


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. View more info

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Peer Gynt
[Arthur Rackham]

By: Ibsen, Henrik

Price: $295.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co: 1936

Seller ID: 001538

Condition: Very Good


First (British) Printing of this Edition. Illustrated with 12 coloured plates with titled tissue-guards and 38 line drawings by Arthur Rackham.--------From the translation of R. Farquharson Sharp his translation is an improvement over former ones because he refused the temptation of retaining the rhymed verse of the original. He has instead chosen unrhymed verse in Ibsen's original meter in an attempt to capture the literal meaning. Publisher's gilt-pictorial burnt-orange cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and emblem on front with gilt spine titles; brown and white illu... View more info

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Milton's Paradise Lost. Illustrated by Gustave Dore

By: John Milton ; Henry C. Walsh

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Henry Altemus: 0

Seller ID: 011185

Condition: Good


Features illustrated plates by Gustave Dore. Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Dore (6 January 1832 - 1883) was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator, comics artist, caricaturist, and sculptor who worked primarily with wood engraving.This volume shows very nicely, in decorated cloth and is hard to find in such good condition. There is some shelf wear and minor soiling to the front board. The hinges and text block are slightly cracked, with some of the pages loosening. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp, with very mild age toning to clean pages. View more info

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The Magic of the Circus
[pop-up book]

By: Kubasta, V. [Vojtech]

Price: $145.00

Publisher: New York, Derrydale Books / Distributed by Crown Publishers: 1985

Edition: First US Editiion

Seller ID: 009564

ISBN: 051748305X

Condition: Very Good


Originally published in Czechoslovakia. Vojtech Kubasta was born in Vienna. His family moved to Prague when he was four years old and he lived there his entire life. He demonstrated his artistic talent at the age of four. He had a great desire to become an artist. His father, however, had different goals for his son. He wanted him to study law. Nevertheless, the young Vojtech persisted with his aspiration to become an artist and, eventually, his father agreed that his son could become an architect. The study of architecture, at that time, was considered more of an artistic under... View more info

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The Courtship of Miles Standish

By: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana:, Bobbs Merrill Company,: 1903.

Seller ID: 009258

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's brown cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles to spine and front; bindings square a bit shaken; some shelf rubbing to lower edge; tissue guarded frontispiece plus 41 additional illustrations; several of full color and many full page. View more info

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The Song of Hiawatha
[Frederic Remington]

By: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Chicago:, J. G. Ferguson Publishing Company: 1968

Seller ID: 010356

Condition: Very Good


Facsimile of the 1890 Edition. Illustrated by Frederic Remington. Remington's artwork decorates the margins of the text and nearly every page is illustrated. The traditions of the American Native Peoples are presented. Very good in a Good Dust Jacket with the price. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. The jacket has two closed tears on top front edge with mild handling. Now in a new clear Mylar sleeve. 8vo; 23.5cm; 9.25 inches tall; 242 pages with decorated endpages. View more info

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The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
[Arthur Rackham]

By: Malory, Sir Thomas

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Weathervane Books: 1978

Seller ID: 009211

Condition: Very Good in a Good Dust Jacket


Sir Thomas Malory (1405 - 1471) collected all the ancient tales of the mythical Arthur and published them under the title Le Morte D'Arthur, becoming the definitive account of the Arthurian legends. The epic tale of valor is noted for having been written in the best English prose of the Fifteenth Century.Bindings tight and square. Text clean Moderate handling wear. Some spotting on the lower text block, Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has some top edge wear. 8vo. 507 pages with a glossary. Illustrated w/sixteen full-color plates and sixteen black and white... View more info

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

By: Omar Khayyam ; Translated by Edward Fitzgerald

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1937

Seller ID: 009807

Condition: Fine


Publisher's cloth with decorated with ornate floral motif to front and spine. Title in gilt in red box. No flaws to book. Top edge deep red. Slip case minor shelf wear, Contains the First, Second, Third and Fifth Editions of the translation, as well as Fitzgerald's Biographical Preface and his brief biography of Omar Khayyam.Deluxe Edition in Slipcase. Illustrated Edmund Dulac. Twelve full-page, full-color plates. Slipcase 10 inches tall. A collection of poems attributed to Persian poet, mathematician, and astronomer Omar Khayyam. View more info

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A Little Book of London

By: Pennell, Joseph

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, T.N. Foulis: 1911

Seller ID: 011886

Condition: Very Good


25 tipped in prints with descriptive letterpress text on the facing page. 8vo; 8.25 inches tall. Wraps in illustrated dust jacket with pasted on London scene on the front and publisher's logo on the rear. All plates present, mild toning to clean pages; Moderate handling wear to spine and edges. View more info

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An Old Sweetheart of Mine.

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana:, The Bowen-Merrill Company,: 1902.

Seller ID: 000335


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. View more info

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The Parting at the Burnside.

By: Rouse, Lydia L

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, American Baptist Publication Society.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005615


Red-brown cloth covered boards. Stamped gilt titles decoration in black. Color title page & customary title page. Minimal handling wear. Bindings square and very firm. Text clean, no ownership markings. Light foxing associated with plates. The author wrote late 19th century religious and moral tales some for the juvenile audience. This title was not located on OCLC or elsewhere. This is surprising as this book is well made. The story is a “romance” with heavy moral and religious undertones. View more info

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The Waverly Novels: Count Robert of Paris.

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Company, 1881.: 1881.

Seller ID: 003777


Tissue-guarded frontispiece and several plates. Green cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and blind-stamped boarders. Bindings square and very tight. Light shelf wear and handling. Text clean, though toned. Small separation lower gutter title-page at tissue-guard. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet.Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are stil... View more info