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41 (Lovecraft, H.P.) Lumley, Brian ELYSIA: The Coming of Cthulhu
Buffalo, New York: W. Paul Ganley, Publisher, 1989. 0932445349 / 9780932445346 First edition, deluxe SIGNED issue, copy number 9 of 300 numbered copies SIGNED by Lumley and by Stephen Fabian, the illustrator. Hardcover. Fine in a fine pictorial dust jacket; housed in a fine black paper-over-boards slipcase. 
Horror adventure novel "is the ultimate sequel to the author's 'Dreamland' and 'Theem'hdra' tales, and his Crow/DeMarigny books." Illustrated in black-and-white by Stephen Fabian. Inscribed to sf illustrator Jim Pianfetti by the publisher. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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42 (Mims), Amy THE BOOK OF AMY
(Nicosia): (theopress), (1972). First edition, first printing: Trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Near fine, in rubbed, illustrated covers. 
Prose poetry by the noted translator of Kazantzakis and other Greek writers. "You say it all spendidly. Real gusto. Real language."--Henry Miller, in a letter to Amy. With illustrations by Minos Argyrakis: cover, doublespread, frontispiece, intext. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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43 (Oziana). Thompson, Ruth Plumly; illustrated by John R. Neill. THE GIANT HORSE OF OZ
Chicago/New York: The Reilly & Lee Co., (1928). First edition, first state. Hardcover. An as-is, good copy only; front hinge appears re-glued, there is wear to the covers and to the edges, staining to the page edges, crayoning and water-coloring to some of the b&w illustrations, finger soiling to some pages; lacking dust jacket. 
Not the spiffiest copy of this Thompson entry in the beloved series, but all 12 color plates by the incomparable Neill are present. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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44 (Perrault, Charles). Drawn by Warja Lavater CINDERELLA: CENDRILLON UNE IMAGERIE D' APRES LE CONTE DE CHARLES PERRAULT
Paris: Adrien Maeght Editeur, 1976. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with cover label; housed in a clear acrylic slipcase. Small octavo (6 1/4" by 4 1/2"). 
Accordian-style contemporary interpretation of Charles Perrault's CINDERELLA, with symbolic illustrations where each character is represented by a graphic shape. Swiss born, Warja Honegger-Lavater was an early progenitor of the artist's book genre. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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45 (Potter, Beatrix). Hutchings, Margaret TOYS FROM THE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER And How to Make Them
New York N.Y.: F. Warne & Co. Inc., (1973). 0723260982 / 9780723260981 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in heavy, color photo-pictorial boards; in an about near fine dust jacket, lighlty nicked at the spine ends, somewhat faded to spine panel, with a few dots of stain. 
Full working instructions and same-size patterns are given for some of Potter's most beloved characters; plus sections on baskets (by Eve Legg), furniture and other accessories (Richard Hutchings). Photography by Eve Legg. [315] pages. Large octavo. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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46 (Rothschild, Baron). Picot, Emile; compiler CATALOGUE DES LIVRES COMPOSANT LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DE FEU M. LE BARON JAMES DE ROTHSCHILD
New York: Burt Franklin, [1965]. Facisimile of the original Paris edition of 1884. In five volumes. Hardcover. A fine set bound in red cloth, gilt spine; without dust jackets, as issued. Indexed. 
Catalogue of the library of the Baron Rothschild, compiled and with biographical introduction by Emile Picot. Arranged by subject and generously illustrated with reproductions of woodcuts, ornaments, typography, and color photos of bindings. In French. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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47 (Russell, Charles M.) Adams, Ramon F. & Britzman, Homer E. CHARLES M. RUSSELL: The Cowboy Artist, a Biography
Pasadena, California: Trail's End Publishing Co., Inc., (1948). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in gilt spine-lettered maroon cloth, with full-color endpaper double-spread illustration, twelve Russell plates in full-color, 37 b&w chapter heads from Russell drawings; no dust jacket. Index. 
The classic study of the definitive western artist, richly illustrated with many vintage photographs, as well as with reproductions of Russell's sketches, drawings, paintings, and prints. Checklist condensed from the bibliography by Karl Yost & Britzman. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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48 (Sands, Ben). Carey, Henry THE DRAGON OF WANTLEY: A Rendition in Regency Dress of a Burlesque Opera in Three Acts Founded on the Old Yorkshire Ballad of a Most Dreadful Combat
(London): Shoestring Press, 1960. First edition thus: limited to 200 copies, SIGNED by the artist. Hardcover. Fine, in fuchsia cloth shelfback over marbled boards with pink foil printed label; no dust jacket. ''The whole embellished with 20 cuts by Ben Sands.'' 
"This burlesque opera was discovered on a sunny day in the spring of 1958 in a sixpenny volume on a junk-stall."--from Sands' Foreword. Designed, illustrated, hand-set, and printed on dampened paper by Ben Sands, at his Shoestring Press. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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49 (Seuss, Dr.) Stofflet, Mary DR. SEUSS FROM THEN TO NOW: A Catalogue of the Retrospective Exhibition
San Diego, California: San Diego Museum of Art, 1986. 0937108057 / 9780937108055 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in full carmine cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated in black-and-white and color. Quarto. [96] pages. Introduction by Steven L. Brezzo. Chronology; checklist; bibliography. 
Nicely produced catalog of the first major retrospective exhibition of the work of Thedor Geisel covers the good doctor's 60-year career from his days as editor of the Dartmouth college monthly, to YOU'RE ONLY OLD ONCE (1986). Essential for Seussians. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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50 (Shakespeare, William). Blatty, William Peter I, BILLY SHAKESPEARE!
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in a very lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Victoria Chess. A nice example. 
A ghostly Bard of Avon holds forth on the authorship question, and makes a number of other provocative revelations; slender bit of high-toned drollery from the future author of THE EXORCIST. Immeasurably enhanced by Chess' cheeky and irreverent sketches. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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51 (Shakespeare, William). Mackail, J.W., Macy, George, and others SHAKESPEARE: A Review and a Preview
New York: The Limited Editions Club, [circa 1939]. No edition noted. Hardcover. A soiled, very good example, with offsetting to the endsheets; no dust jacket. Tall quarto. 
Fascinating precis/preview of the then-new editions of Shakespeare in production for The Limited Editions Club: notes on the background, text, and format, along with sample pages and illustrations (by Rackham and others) to be used in the new releases. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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52 (Shaw, Bernard). Morris, Gwladys Evan, told in the jungle by; illustrated by Phyllis A. Trery TALES FROM BERNARD SHAW
(London): George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., (1929). B0006DB5KU First edition, first printing. Large square octavo. Hardcover. Faint foxing to endsheets, pale offsetting to spine and covers, mild bruising to lower corner tips; thus near fine, yellow silk satin binding with black lettering and illustrations; lacking dust jacket. 
Ten of GBS's best plays, reimagined as fairy and folk tales (Major Barbara is a Honey-Bee, Bluntchli a Rat, Pygmalion becomes the story of a Wizard teaching a Parrot to speak), and stylishly rendered in b&w and color illustrations by Trery. A delight! 
Price: 35.00 USD
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53 (Sherlockiana). Doyle, Charles Altamont; Baker, Michael THE DOYLE DIARY: The Last Great Conan Doyle Mystery
New York & London: Paddington Press, Ltd, (1978). 0448220687 / 9780448220680 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Oblong octavo. 91 pages. With a Holmesian Investigation ino the Strange and Curious Case of Charles Altamont Doyle by Michael Baker. 
Full-color facsimile reprint of the "1889 sketchbook-journal that Charles Altamont Doyle (father of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes) kept during his lengthy stay in a Scottish lunatic asylum."--Greg Stacy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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54 (Smith, Jessie Willcox). Schnessel, S. Michael JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, [1977]. 0690014937 / 9780690014938 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Quarto. 224 pages; four important appendices (offering detailed listings of her illustrated books, magazine covers, illustrations, and posters), notes, and an index. 
Superb monograph on Jessie Willcox Smith, an American Golden Age Illustrator, who was a prolific contributor to books and magazines during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. An excellent source for collectors--illustrated in color and b&w. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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55 (Starrett, Vincent). Hugo, Victor RUY BLAS: A Drama in Five Acts
Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1894. First U.S. edition: one of five hundred numbered copies, this is #493. Translated from the original French by ''W.D.S.A.'' Hardcover. Fine in forest green binding decorated with gilt devices and lettering; no dust jacket. From Vincent Starrett's library with his enchanting bookplate to front pastedown and SIGNED by him to the half-title. 
1838 verse drama, which christened Hugo's new Theatre de La Renaissance--a gift to him from the French Royal Family. In the Edition De Luxe, illustrated with numerous tissue-guarded plates and intext compositions by Adrien Moreau, etched by Champollion. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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56 (Wain, Louis). Parkin, Michael LOUIS WAIN'S EDWARDIAN CATS
(New York, New York): Thames and Hudson, (1983). 0500013195 / 9780500013199 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full brown cloth with gilt spine lettering and gilt cat device to front cover; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. 
Gallery of work by "the man who drew cats"--the Edwardian artist who produced hundreds of picture postcards depicting cats and who illustrated countless books and annuals, and whose name was a household word. 62 illustrations, 32 in color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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57 (Ward, Lynd). Peattie, Donald Culross JOURNEY INTO AMERICA
Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943. First edition. Hardcover. Mild age-toning, else fine with decorated endpapers which echo dust jacket; in an illustrated dust jacket with very mild darkening of the spine and rear panel, light shelfwear, particlularly to spine ends. 
The dust jacket, endpapers and frontispiece are beautifully illustrated by Lynd Ward in full color, enhancing Peattie's recreations of the past, which breath life into the men and the moments that have captured the essence of America. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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58 (Wyeth, N.C.) Johnston, Mary THE WITCH
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1914. First edition. Tissue-guarded color frontispiece and jacket art by N.C. Wyeth. Brown cloth with cover and spine titles and rules gilt. Hardcover. Spotting to the margins of the first few pages of text, page edges display some soiling and light foxing, bumped crease to the lower rear cover, spine gilt tarnished, else very good plus; in a worn dust jacket that is soiled, stained, chipped, and torn. 
Mary Johnston was an American writer best known for her historical fiction but many of her works are of supernatural interest. THE WITCH, set in 17th-century England, deals with witchcraft, and represents her earliest foray into the genre. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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59 (Zwerger, Lisbeth). Storm, Theodor LITTLE HOBBIN
New York/London: North-South Books, (1995). 1558584617 / 9781558584617 First edition in English. First published in Switzerland under the title DER KLEINE HAWELMANN. Translated from the German by Anthea Bell. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial textured boards; without dust jacket, as issued. This is the sturdy library issue binding offered by the publisher. 
Lisbeth Zwerger's delicate watercolors add a mesmerizing quality to this little known lullaby by Theodor Storm, a nineteenth-century German poet. Zwerger's elegant style manages to suffuse her softly colored images with freshness and vitality. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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60 Abbey, Edwin; Parsons, Alfred, illustrators OLD SONGS
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1889. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small snag to the spine, some wear and fraying to spine ends, very mild abrasion to corner tips, else very good with hinges firm; no dust jacket. Quarto. 
This attractive tome profusely illustrates, with crisp and bright pen-and-ink drawings in a warm and appealing 19th Century style, the lyrics of 17 sweet songs of old, including such songs as "Early One Morning", "Barbara Allen", and "Kitty of Coleraine." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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