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Nimrod Abroad (Two Volumes), Apperley, Charles J.
201 Apperley, Charles J. Nimrod Abroad (Two Volumes)
London Henry Colburn 1843 First Edition Full Morocco Fine 
8vo. 20.5 by 12.5 cm. ix, 285, [3], viii, 306 pp., with original cloth bindings, including spines, bound into both volumes. Full crushed red morocco bindings by Bickers & Son, London. Minor rubbing along joints. Light age toning of leaves. A fine copy. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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202 Apperley, Charles James [Nimrod] The Life of a Sportsman, with Thirty-Six Coloured Illustrations By Henry Alken
London Rudolph Ackermann, Eclipse Sporting Gallery 1842 First Edition, First Printing Full morocco Fine Alken, Henry 
Book. viii, 402 pp. Emblematic title-page and 36 plates, all hand-colored aquatint engravings after designs by Henry Alken. With original blue cloth binding bound in. 9.75 by 6.5 inches. 25 by 16 cm. 4to. Full crushed morocco, spine richly lettered and decorated in gilt between five gilt-ruled raised bands, covers triple-gilt-ruled, edges gilt-rolled, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt; bound by Ratcharge (?) of Picadilly. Four of the early plates printed on India paper and mounted on plate paper. Tooley states: "Considered by many to be the premier coloured plate sporting book in the 19th century, by others as sharing this honour with Jorrocks's Jaunts." The plates are indeed brilliantly rendered and colored. Ads have been excised. Podeschi 167; Schwerdt, I, p. 37; Tooley 65. The lightest of foxing in front and back. Mostly clean, crisp, tight, with binding especially lustrous. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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The Life of a Sportsman, with Thirty-Six Coloured Illustrations By Henry Alken, Apperley, Charles James [Nimrod]
203 Apperley, Charles James [Nimrod] The Life of a Sportsman, with Thirty-Six Coloured Illustrations By Henry Alken
London Rudolph Ackermann, Eclipse Sporting Gallery 1842 First Full morocco Very Good Plus Alken, Henry 
8vo. 23.5 by 15 cm. viii, 402 pp. Emblematic title-page and 36 hand-colored aquatint plates after designs by Henry Alken. Full scarlet crushed morocco, spine richly lettered & decorated in gilt between five gilt-ruled raised bands, covers triple-gilt-ruled, edges gilt-rolled, marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt; bound by Riviere and Son. First Edition, First Issue. Four of the early plates printed on India paper and mounted on plate paper. Tooley states: "Considered by many to be the premier coloured plate sporting book in the 19th century, by others as sharing this honour with Jorrocks's Jaunts." The plates are indeed brilliantly rendered and colored. An annotated clipping from an auction at the American Art Association on January 19, 1927, at which this copy, from the collection of Guy B. Stearns, M.D., fetched $360.00, laid-in. Ads have been excised. Podeschi 167; Schwerdt, I, p. 37; Tooley 65. Joints and hinges reinforced. Some light wear; occasional faint foxing; else very good or better, clean and bright. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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204 Aretin, Pierre [Pietro Aretino]. Introduction by Guillaume Apollinaire. Illustrations by Berthomme Saint Andre I Ragionamenti. Le Premier Livre des Ragionamenti. Le Second Livre des Ragiionamenti (Two Volumes)
Paris Georges Briffaut 1939 Full Calf Near Fine 
8vo. 22.5 by 16 cm. Minor scuffing to full calf bindings, as well as trivial bumping to a corner or two. Clean within. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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205 Arlott, John and Arthur Daley Pageantry of Sport. From the Age of Chivalry to the Age of Victoria With selections from the writings of William Hazlitt, Pierce Egan, Nimrod, Izaak Walton, Mark Twain, Henry Fielding, Charles Dickens and many others. Illustrated with 16 colour plates and 144 contemporary drawings, engravings and paintings
New York Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1968 Cloth Fine Fine Jacket 
Wonderful, breezy survey of sports history and ideal coffee table book. Oblong, 15.5 by 10.75 inches. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Sportsman's Vocal Cabinet.  Containing Scarce, Curious and Original Songs and Ballads, relative to Field Sports, Armiger, Charles.  Illustrated by Thomas Gosden
206 Armiger, Charles. Illustrated by Thomas Gosden The Sportsman's Vocal Cabinet. Containing Scarce, Curious and Original Songs and Ballads, relative to Field Sports
London T. Griffiths. Day & Haghe, lithographer 1834 First Edition Full Morocco Very Good Plus 
12mo. 163 by 100 mm. [1], 436, [2] pp. Thirteen hand-colored sporting plates, including title page. (One generally encounters this uncommon title without color.) Original cloth spine (backstrip) bound in. Plush red morocco binding by Riviere & Son. Three armorial bookplates (Viscount Birkenhead, Reginald Roose Francis and John, Lord King of Wartnaby -- former chairman of British Airways). TEG. Minor rubbing along joint ends. A few small black smudge stains on boards. Light age toning, and occasional soiling besides. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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In Teatro della Guerra.  Antico e Moderno.  Vol. unico Vol. XVI della Raccolta, Arnaud, Giuseppe (1808-1880)
207 Arnaud, Giuseppe (1808-1880) In Teatro della Guerra. Antico e Moderno. Vol. unico Vol. XVI della Raccolta
Milano Ditta Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi 1863 Hardcover Very Good 
Scarce, with the only copy located at the Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense in Milan. (Note this copy does not show up on OCLC.) Oblong 8vo. 14.5 by 20 cm. 126, [1] pp. With twelve hand-colored plates. Condition: stains to the paper pastedown on the cover, with some shallow blistering of this paper as well. A few minor tears, repaired, of the paper along joint. Chip at spine base. Scattered foxing, with a few pages conspicuously darkened. Still in our judgment a very good copy. 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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Les Souvenirs et Les Regrets du Vieil Amateur Dramatique ou Lettres D'Un Oncle a Son Neveu sur L'Ancien Theatre Francais depuis Bellecour, Lekain, Brizard, Preville, Armand, Auger, Feulie, Paulin, Belmont, Grandval; Mesdames Dumesnil, Clairon, Les Deux Sainval, etc., Arnault, Antoine Vincent
208 Arnault, Antoine Vincent Les Souvenirs et Les Regrets du Vieil Amateur Dramatique ou Lettres D'Un Oncle a Son Neveu sur L'Ancien Theatre Francais depuis Bellecour, Lekain, Brizard, Preville, Armand, Auger, Feulie, Paulin, Belmont, Grandval; Mesdames Dumesnil, Clairon, Les Deux Sainval, etc.
Paris Librairie de Alphonse Leclere 1861 First edition Half Morocco Near Fine 
8vo. 21 by 14 cm. viii, 219, [1] pp. With 49 richly hand-colored plates of theatrical characters, often in action of some sort. (One of the plates is not where indicated on table, and there are a dozen more plates than are listed on this table. The total count is what is called for, regardless.) An uncommon title. Clean and tight. Minor scuffing to the boards. Red morocco spine clean, with gilt bright. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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209 Arnoux, Guy (1886 - 1951) Jeux et Divertissements. 10 Images en Couleurs
Paris Chez Devambez Editions d'Art First edition Wraps Very Good 
Scarce, yet slightly incomplete, spectacular set of pochoir plates. The only other copy of this set of plates found at Pennsylvania State (by an OCLC search) and apparently not in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France (by check of its own catalogue). N.d., circa 1920. Oblong, 29 by 36.5 cm. Only eight of ten pochoir plates, plus decorated title. The plates depict card playing, bird shooting, fishing, dice, dancing, skating, archery and blind man's bluff, with all the elegant men and women of the eighteenth century Ancien Regime. The colors have a rich lushness characteristic of the best pochoir, and the figures are pared down and stylized yet also easily representational as in many of Arnoux's other book illusrations. Ex-lib light -- a small, neat inked number in a corner of the backs of the plates, not the least disconcerting, and no hint of ex-lib on the cover or the plate fronts. Light soiling to the cover. A few small tape repairs in the margins not coming close to the imagery. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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Histoire de L'Art Decoratif de XVI Siecle a Nos Jours, Arsene Alexandre
210 Arsene Alexandre Histoire de L'Art Decoratif de XVI Siecle a Nos Jours
Paris Henri Laurens 1892 Half Morocco, with slipcase Fine 
Heavy folio-sized, 40 by 32 cm, 15.5 by 12 inches. 15 lbs., with slipcase. vii, 336 pp, with 60 plates, 48 of which are color chromolithographs, and several of these are two paged. A magnificent survey of the decorative arts, touching on furniture, glass, porcelain, faience and ceramics, enamel, metalwork, fabric, etc. A truly magnificent and majesterial work, and this is a copy that is fully commensurate, with its half purple morocco over marbled boards, which are themselves unusually thick and substantial. Perhaps the one minor defect is that the spine leather has been sunned to a brown, but the difference in color with that on the boards is unlikely to disconcert. Gilt edges all around, and immaculate within. With slipcase of cloth and morocco trim. 
Price: 975.00 USD
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Sixteen Scenes taken from The Miseries of Human Life By one of THE Wretched.  [On cover label:  "Engravings to Illustrate the Miseries of Human Life."], Atkinson, J. A. [John Augustus Atkinson], illustrator and engraver
211 Atkinson, J. A. [John Augustus Atkinson], illustrator and engraver Sixteen Scenes taken from The Miseries of Human Life By one of THE Wretched. [On cover label: "Engravings to Illustrate the Miseries of Human Life."]
London William Miller 1807 First edition Hardcover. Paper pastedown. Very Good Minus 
Oblong, 18.5 by 21.5 cm. Hand-colored engraved title, followed by 16 hand-colored plates, one of which is folding. Based on the Reverend James Beresford’s “The Miseries of Human Life”, published in 1806 by Miller. (The same work inspired publisher Rudolph Ackermann and artist Thomas Rowlandson as well.) Each plate accompanied by a facing letterpress page of description. Abbey 259. WIth original boards and printed label. Dampstain covering much of label and touching on the surrounding board paper pastedown, which has a moderate amount of other soiling too. The dampstain is heavy for small area of label, but none of the type is unreadable. Also a small finger-scrape hole of the label, again not affecting its content materially. A few light stains and finger smudges of the interior leaves, but overall these come off as crisp and clean. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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212 Baillie-Grohman, William A. Sport in Art: An Iconography of Sport Illustrating the Field Sports of Europe and America from the Fifteenth to the End of the Eighteenth Century
London Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. 1919 Second Edition Cloth Very Good 
Folio. Book. xxiii + 422 pp + [4] pub ad. With 243 illustrations, including 2 tipped in color plates. Wonderful survey of subject. With original decorated dark blue cloth publisher's binding. Some minor blistering of cloth on boards. Corners bumped slightly. A small corner crease to frontis plate. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Sport in Art: An Iconography of Sport Illustrating the  Field Sports of Europe and America from the Fifteenth to the End of the Eighteenth Century, Baillie-Grohman, William A.
213 Baillie-Grohman, William A. Sport in Art: An Iconography of Sport Illustrating the Field Sports of Europe and America from the Fifteenth to the End of the Eighteenth Century
London Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. 1919 Second Edition Cloth Fine 
Folio. Book. xxiii + 422 pp + [4] pub ad. With 243 illustrations, including 2 tipped in color plates. Wonderful survey of subject. Completely clean and tight. Cloth binding is plain library type binding, but other than possibly small white mark, now somewhat faded, at base of spine, no ex-lib evidence. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Sport in Art: An Iconography of Sport Illustrating the  Field Sports of Europe and America from the Fifteenth to the End of the Eighteenth Century, Baillie-Grohman, William A.
214 Baillie-Grohman, William A. Sport in Art: An Iconography of Sport Illustrating the Field Sports of Europe and America from the Fifteenth to the End of the Eighteenth Century
London Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. 1919 Second Edition Half Decorated Morocco, Marbled Boards Very Good 
With a beautiful red half morocco binding decorated with gilt figures of a fox, a hound, a hawk, antlers, fish. Folio. 33 by 25 cm. xxiii + 422 pp + [4] pub ad. With 243 illustrations, including 2 tipped in color plates. Wonderful survey of subject. Soiling to board edges. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Inedited Works of Bakst.  Essays on Bakst by Louis Reau, Denis Roche, V. Svietlov and A. Tessier, Bakst, Leon.
215 Bakst, Leon. Inedited Works of Bakst. Essays on Bakst by Louis Reau, Denis Roche, V. Svietlov and A. Tessier
New York Brentano's. Hand-colored photo-types by D. Jacomet's Artistic Press. Text printed by G. Lang Press. 1927 First Limited Edition Hardcover. Cloth spine. Paper pastedown on board Very Good 
No. 356 of 600 copies (American edition). Folio, 33 by 26 cm. 127, [2] pp. 30 plates, mostly color plates, with lettered tissue guards. Other text illustrations, some of which are in color -- the color text illustrations are tipped in or mounted, as are a few plates. The binding has a moderate amount of soiling, wiht a light dampstain on the front and rear lower part of the cover -- this dampstain runs almost the entire length of the edge, and is about 3 cm to 6 cm in width, depending on where. A few other soil marks on the cover. Within, a light thin dampstain on a few early leaves, but otherwise clean, bright, etc. One blank leaf, upon which a plate is mounted, has a closed tear. 
Price: 3000.00 USD
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Vingt-Cinq Costumes pour le Théâtre, Barbier, Georges.  Preface by Edmond Jaloux.  Frontis portrait of Barbier by Charles Martin
216 Barbier, Georges. Preface by Edmond Jaloux. Frontis portrait of Barbier by Charles Martin Vingt-Cinq Costumes pour le Théâtre
Paris Bloch and Meynial 1927 Limited First Edition Heavy Wrappers. Very Good Plus Good Jacket 
No. 185 of 275 copies. 4to. 32 by 24 cm. 25 tipped-in pochoir costume plates by Barbier. Lettered tissue guards. Colas 218. The artwork is all dated to the early post-World War One period, into the early 1920s. Captured here is the fantasy spun by the costuming, so at odds with the parsimonious theatrical zeitgeist of the present when it seems so much of classic theater and opera is willfully updated to the unglamorous present day. Not that the costumes here are entirely unrelated to the then contemporary styles -- one can discern the cross-fertilization of costuming with fashion effortlessly, though, through Barbier's fluent presentation. Barbier focuses on the escapist element of theater, and his renderings usher us on this excursion. The plays represented include works by Rostand and Hugo, among others. Original pictorial wrappers. Closed tear of joints by extremities, with the longer tear at the base (about 6 cm in length). Glassine dust jacket mostly intact, but with several tears and chips, especially by the lower portion of the rear cover, and then by the spine extremities and neighboring joints. Frontis portrait of Barbier has flattened cornered crease. Otherwise, the plates, most importantly, are very clean and bright. 
Price: 5000.00 USD
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Les Transformateurs d'Energie.  Generateurs.  Accumulateurs.  Moteurs.  Avec les Plus Recentes Applications a la Navigation Aerienne (Two volumes in one), Barres, Fernand;  Eugene Bremaud;  Adolphe Schoeller; etc.
217 Barres, Fernand; Eugene Bremaud; Adolphe Schoeller; etc. Les Transformateurs d'Energie. Generateurs. Accumulateurs. Moteurs. Avec les Plus Recentes Applications a la Navigation Aerienne (Two volumes in one)
1910 Full Leather, with the original decorated cloth bi Very Good 
4to. (12 by 8.5 inches, 30 by 21 cm.) x, [2], 9-221. Atlas: [2], 13 color plates on heavy card stock, with movable parts, captions on facing versos. The atlas anatomizes with great precision generators and motors and various vehicles, including automobiles, motorcycles, zeppelins, airplanes. The pulls allow one to see the inner workings of all the machinery, as well as relate it to the other layers, and it is also a fun learning too. An ink mark affecting half the leaves in the fore-edge. Scattered soiling and moderate wear. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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Quality Street, Barrie, J. M.  Illustrations by Hugh Thomson
218 Barrie, J. M. Illustrations by Hugh Thomson Quality Street
London Hodder & Stoughton [1913] First Decorated Cloth Very Good 
4to. vii, [4], 3-198 pp. 22 mounted color plates by Thomson. Tiny abrasion or fraying of cloth on lower front edge. Moderate sunning of spine. Very light fox marks on prelim leaves. Inked prior owners' names (two) on half-title. Light wear generally. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Barrie, J. M. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
219 Barrie, J. M. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
New York Charles Scribner's Sons. The De Vinne Press 1908 Cloth Very Good Plus 
4to. 25 by 18.5 cm. x, [4], 126 pp. 50 mounted color plates. Lovely early copy, with a few small repaired tears on rear cover cloth, and light wear to the binding besides. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Stories from The Pentamerone, Basile, Giambattista.  Illustrated by Warwick Goble. Stories selected and edited by E. F. Strange
220 Basile, Giambattista. Illustrated by Warwick Goble. Stories selected and edited by E. F. Strange Stories from The Pentamerone
London Macmillan and Co., Limited 1911 First Full Calf Very Good 
First trade edition of gift book splendidly illustrated by Goble, with full orange/red calf binding by Bayntun. The Pentamerone is the best known and most beloved work of the 17th century Neapolitan belletrist Giambattista Basile, who in collecting these fairy tales, many of which had been passed on in one form or another through the ages by oral tradition, anticipated the Grimm Brothers and other anthologists by two centuries. Small 4to, 24.5 by 18.5 cm. xii, 304 pp. With 32 color plates. Condition: slight rutting at joint ends, most conspicuous in upper front. Light edgewear to calf besides, and a few light abrasions on spine. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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