1312 - 1725 FINE PRINTING and ILLUSTRATED BOOKS (including CARICATURE)
- Spine of wr. and of dropback box sl. worn.
= Donkersloot-Van den Berghe 129-136 and p.128f. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXIX.
= Contains 14 printed contributions by various Dutch and Belgian private presses, i.a. Avalon Pers, Mercator Pers, Marlies Louwes, Grafisch Atelier 'de Prent' and Rootvoet pers. With miniature copy of wooden "hornbook" made for the contributors.
- A few lvs. w. sm. and vague foxed stain in outer blank margin. Board flaps of portfolio partly split on hinge.
= Simultaneously published in an English and German language edition of resp. 264 and 294 copies. Monod 11336; Strachan, The Artist and the Book in France, p.76-78; The Artist & the Book 1860-1960, no.172: "As early as 1908, Count Kessler, the director of the Cranach Presse, was attracted to Maillol's sculpture and invited the artist to go with him to Greece, where the Virgil project was conceived. Begun in 1912, it was delayed by the war. A classical spirit pervades the finished volume, form the harmonious composition of the type to the slightly archaic grace of the figures." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XL.
- Frontcover sl. foxed; large waterstain on backcover.
= Walter Crane's Picture Books Vol. III. Contains Cinderella (1873), Puss in Boots (1873) and Valentine & Orson. Cf. Spencer, p.46 and 57; Osborne I, p.26/27. Rare.
AND 1 other: O. WILDE, The Happy Prince and Other Tales (London, 1907, 5th impr., ills. by W. CRANE and J. HOOD, orig. boards).
- Binding w. minor imperfections. A fine copy. = Massé, p.54; Spencer, Walter Crane p.138.
Idem. Queen Summer or the Tourney of the Lily & the Rose. Ibid., idem, 1891, 1st ed., 40,(1),9(advert.)p., (full-p.) col. lithogr. ills., endpapers and orig. clothbacked dec. boards by W. CRANE, bound as a blockbook, 4to.
- Covers sl. darkened/ dampstained along edges. = Massé p.41; Spencer, Walter Crane p.137/ 138.
Idem. A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden. London, Harper and Brothers, 1899 [=1898], 1st ed., 46,(2)p., col./ tinted lithogr. ills., bookdec., col. endpapers and orig. dec. cl., all by W. CRANE, bound as a blockbook, 4to.
- Contents loosening as often; one leaf w. rubbed/ dam. spot. Binding sl. foxed.
= Massé p.51; Spencer, Walter Crane p.138: "(...) illustrates the more formal trend of Crane's graphic style at the end of the century (...)"; Osborne I, p.58.
- Owner's entry on first free endpaper; sm. stain on bookblock. Covers sl. soiled/ rubbed; backcover w. some stains.
= Massé p.41; Spencer, Walter Crane p.137/ 138.
AND 3 others, i.a. THE BOOK OF BABY BIRDS./ THE BOOK OF BABY BEASTS (London, n.d. (±1920), 2 vols., col. ills. by E.J. DETMOLD, orig. unif. hcl., 4to).
- Bookplate on upper pastedown. Corners and spine-ends trifle rubbed. A fine copy.
= Massé p.48.
- Trifle creased and foxed.
Florenz, K. (transl.). Poetical greetings from the Far East, Japanese poems. From the German by A. Lloyd. Ibid., idem, n.d. (±1910), num. col. (full-p.) ills by i.a. MISHIMA YUNOSUKE and ARAI SHUJIRO, orig. pict. wr., bound as a blockbook, orig. pict. hinging board chemise w. ties and bone clasps.
- First lvs. sl. creased.
AND a copy of the German language edition of the preceding work.
- A few vague creases.
- Unnumb. copy; binding sl. rubbed along extremities; tiny hole in backstrip; backcover and top margin of slipcase loose.
= Published as the third book in the series Das geschriebene Buch. The colophon callls for a silk binding, our copy (as all other copies traced) in original dec. paper wrappers. Rodenberg 396, 3; Lang 203. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XL.
= Published on occasion of the awarding of the Laurens Janszoon Costerprijs to Bram de Does. Contains contributions by i.a. Alex Barbaix (Pastei), Jaap Binsbergen (Tussen Haakjes), Karel Gildemacher (De Hynsteblom), Lodewijk de Groot (Cicero), Piet Jacobs (Priegelpers), Jan de Jong (De Buitenkant), Rob Over de Linden (Ovira Linda), Kees Thomassen (De Uitvreter) and Pauline van Wensveen (Vette Venus Pers).
- Bookplate and cat. clipping on upper endpaper. Corners and joints sl. rubbed.
= Juffermans JB 4; Monod 7765; Carteret IV, p.265 ("Édition recherchée."). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XL.
- A few tears in spine of wrappers. = Monod 8374. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XLI.
- All vols. w. bookplate on upper pastedown; vol. 1 w. tipped-in letter on lower pastedown; trifle yellowed. Bindings sl. soiled; spine-ends and joints sl. rubbed; backstrips browned.
= Not in Monod. Juffermans p.169.
- Bookplate on and tear in first free endpaper; occas. trifle foxed. Lacks part of backstrip; joints splitting; corners bumped.
ADDED: Fuchs, E. (ed.). Gavarni. Munich, A. Langen, 1925, 27,(1)p., 80 lithogr. plates, orig. dec. cl., folio.
- Bookplate on first free endpaper. Backstrip foxed.
- Both vols. foxed; 2nd vol. first free endpaper torn off, upper hinge weak and first few lvs. sl. waterstained. Bindings sl. rubbed.
- Spine restored w. use of orig. backstrip; corners restored. New endpapers; htitle and verso of final textleaf browned; occas. sl. foxed/ browned.
= Leblanc p.69.
- Occas. foxed. Binding fine. = Leblanc p.205-206.
Saintine, X.-B. (= J.-X. Boniface). Le chemin des écoliers. Promenade de Paris à Marly-le-Roy en suivant les bords du Rhin. Paris, L. Hachette et Cie., 1861, 1st ed., (4),634,(1)p., 450 woodengr. ills. by G. DORÉ a.o., contemp. gilt hmor., a.e.g.
- Top of upper joint sl. worn. = Leblanc p.301; Vicaire VIII, p.175; Carteret III, p.528.
AND 1 other illustrated by G. DORÉ: DE BIJBELSCHE GESCHIEDENIS VOOR HET KATHOLIEKE NEDERLANDSCHE VOLK. Ed. J.G. Heeres (Den Bosch, 1875, num. woodengr. plates, orig. gilt cl., folio. Contents loosening). - ADDED: 1 other.
- Occas. sl. foxed. Covers sl. rubbed/ dam. = Cf. Leblanc p.276-278 (mentioning 3 earlier editions).