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The Art Of The Brothers Hildebrandt, Summers, Ian
61 Summers, Ian The Art Of The Brothers Hildebrandt
New York Ballantine Books 1979 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good Illustrated by Greg and Tim Hildebrandt 
Color Illustrations; 1st Paperback Edition. This is an oversized paperback book and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The white covers of the book have noticeable toning, especially to the edges and rear spine joint area. There is a punch hole on the top front corner. The text pages are clean and bright. "Greg and Tim Hildebrandt, known as the Brothers Hildebrandt (born January 23, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) , are American twin brothers who worked collaboratively as fantasy and science fiction artists for many years. They produced illustrations for comic books, movie posters, children's books, posters, novels, calendars, advertisements, and trading cards. Tim Hildebrandt died in June 2006." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Princess, Tennyson, Alfred (Lord, D.C. L.)
62 Tennyson, Alfred (Lord, D.C. L.) The Princess
New York Bobbs-Merrill Company 1911 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy 
Color Illustrations; This is an oversized book (folio sized). The book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and is lacking the scarce dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning edge wear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with black and white and full color illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. There is foxing to both the front and rear endpapers. "Sir Walter Vivian all a summer's day Gave his broad lawns until the set of sun Up to the people; thither flock'd at noon His tenants, wife and child, and thither half The neighboring borough with their Institute, of which he was the patron." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Belle Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry Prince of France, The Metropolitan Museum of Art /Jean, Duke of Berry (with an introduction by James J. Rorimer)
63 The Metropolitan Museum of Art /Jean, Duke of Berry (with an introduction by James J. Rorimer) The Belle Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry Prince of France
New York The Cloisters / The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1958 Facsimile Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; This is a facsimile reproduction of the original book of hours from c1413. The book is in Fine condition and it has a Very Good- glassine dust jacket and a Very Good+ slipcase. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The glassine dust jacket has torn at the front spine joint nearly three quarters of the way up from the bottom edge. There are several other nicks, edge tears and wrinkled spots to the dust jacket. The slipcase is in mostly clean and bright condition, but does have some toning to the paper label and some ground-in dirt. "The Belle Heures, from which the ex libris and thirty-two illuminations are here reproduced in facsimile, is one of the celebrated Books of Hours created in the second decade of the fifteenth century for the Jean, Duke of Berry, prince of France (1340-1416)." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Prince And The Pauper A Tale for Young People of all Ages, Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)
64 Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens) The Prince And The Pauper A Tale for Young People of all Ages
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1917 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Franklin Booth 
Color Illustrations; This is an Early printing thus - with the code K-R (October, 1917). This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bowing to the covers of the book. This book has a pictorial pastedown surrounded by gilt rules. There is some dulling / fading to the gilt rules on the front cover, and most lettering on the spine is faded away. The cover edges have some fading and water spotting that has been repaired. The text pages are clean and bright. This book includes seven full page, full color plates by Franklin Booth. "Franklin Booth, (July 8, 1874 – August 28, 1948) was an influential American artist known for his highly detailed pen-and-ink illustrations. ..Booth was primarily a commercial artist, and his illustrations appeared in The Century Magazine, Everybody's Magazine, McClure's, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, House & Garden and Ladies' Home Journal. He also created advertising art for Bulova Watches, Estey Organ, GE, Overland, Paramount Pictures, Rolls-Royce, Studebaker, Wallace Silver and Whitman's Candy. Booth lived in the suburban city of New Rochelle, a well known artist colony and home to many of the top commercial illustrators of the day." "Twain wrote The Prince and the Pauper having already started The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain wrote, "My idea is to afford a realizing sense of the exceeding severity of the laws of that day by inflicting some of their penalties upon the King himself and allowing him a chance to see the rest of them applied to others..." [1] Having returned from a second European tour which formed the basis of A Tramp Abroad (1880) , Twain read extensively English and French history. Initially intended as a play, it was originally set in Victorian England, before he decided to set it further back in time." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Zadig, Voltaire, M. De (Introduction by David Garnett)
65 Voltaire, M. De (Introduction by David Garnett) Zadig
New York Rimington & Hooper 1929 1st Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Valenti Angelo 
B&W Illustrations; The Savoy Editions (issue number one). Limited to 999 unnumbered copies. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the slipcase. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine and edges of the book covers have light, but noticeable toning. The text pages are clean and bright. There are four small spots of browning / discoloration to the front inner hinge. Illustrated throughout with monochrome illustrations in brown ink. "Zadig ou la Destinée (Zadig, or The Book of Fate; 1747) is a novel and work of philosophical fiction by the Enlightenment writer Voltaire. It tells the story of Zadig, a philosopher in ancient Babylonia. The author does not attempt any historical accuracy, and some of the problems Zadig faces are thinly disguised references to social and political problems of Voltaire's own day. It was originally published as Memnon in Amsterdam (with a false imprint of London given) and first issued under its more familiar title in 1748. The book makes use of the Persian tale The Three Princes of Serendip. It is philosophical in nature, and presents human life as in the hands of a destiny beyond human control." "Valenti Angelo (1897-1982) (variant name Valenti Michael Angelo) was an Italian-American printmaker, illustrator and author, born June 23, 1897 in Massarosa, Italy. He immigrated to the United States with his family in 1905, living first in New York City then settling in Antioch, California. At the age of nineteen, Angelo moved to San Francisco, working by day as a labourer and spending his evenings and weekends at libraries and museums. He soon became a versatile artist and an especially skilled engraver and printer. Angelo's favoured medium was the linocut." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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THE ONE WAY OUT, Von Hutten, Bettina
66 Von Hutten, Bettina THE ONE WAY OUT
New York Dodd, Mead & Co 1906 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Harrison Fisher 
Color Illustrations; The spine ends and corners of the book cover have a bit of light bumping and rubbing. Lavender cloth covered boards hav e gilt lettering to the spine of the book and a full page illustrated pastedown plate on the front cover. There are some beginning edge nick and tears with some very beginning fraying to the spine ends of the book cover. The spine of the book cover has some beginning toning due to sunning. The pastedown illustration is complete, but is noticeably rubbed in splotches all across the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers ar a solid, light lavender color with the top right corner illustrated with a coat of arms. There is a previous owner's inked gift inscription on the front pastedown page dated 1906. The owner's name has been erased by a previous owner. All text pages have illustrated borders surrounding the text. There are five full page color illustrations by Harrison Fisher. Overall, a very good+ solid copy with some unfortunate wear to the front cover illustration. "When the door had closed behind him Adrian Bellew stood for a moment looking into the rain-blown darkness. Across the street an electric light served to show up all the horrors of the tempestuous night; its thick, glutinous mud; the pouring rain, its malevolent rebound toward chilled ankles; the wind's strength against all things, animate and inanimate." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Adventures of Marco Polo  As Dictated in Prison to a Scribe in the Year 1298..., Walsh, Richard J. (edited by) with an introduction by Pearl S. Buck / Marco Polo
67 Walsh, Richard J. (edited by) with an introduction by Pearl S. Buck / Marco Polo The Adventures of Marco Polo As Dictated in Prison to a Scribe in the Year 1298...
New York John Day Company 1948 Special edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and rubbed spots along with a large chip from the bottom spine end and noticeable toning to the rear cover. "As the centuries pass, Marco Polo becomes ever more interesting to the general reader. For history keeps trying to catch up with him. In his own time even his friends would not believe the tales he told: so big were they that he was called Marco Millions. As he was dying and was asked to recant to save his soul, he said stoutly, I have not told half of what I saw." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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SALOME, Wilde, Oscar
68 Wilde, Oscar SALOME
New York Heritage Press 1945 1st Illustrated Edition thus Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by Valenti Angelo 
Color Illustrations; First Illustrated Edition thus. Decorated and Hand-Illuminated by Valenti Angelo. This edition was translated from the French by Lord Alfred Douglas, with a new introduction by Holbrook Jackson. This book is in Near Fine condition and is missing the accompanying slipcase. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The front inner hinge has cracked (about four inches worth) starting at the bottom edge. The text pages are clean and bright. The top edge of the text pages are uncut. "Oscar Wilde wrote Salome at the height of his powers. He had lived down the aesthetic posturings satirised by Gilbert in Patience, and was on the eve of a new and more prosperous reputation as a fashionable dramatist." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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