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2891T Boston
May 18, 2016 12:00PM - May 26, 2016 3:00PMCalender

Varia: Children's, Illustrated, Erotica, Cookbook, Limited and Signed, Eight Volumes.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2891T Location: Boston Date / Time: May 18, 2016 12:00PM


Varia: Children's, Illustrated, Erotica, Cookbook, Limited and Signed, Eight Volumes. How to Do Things Well and Cheap for Domestic Use by One Who Knows, Boston: Tappan, 1845, cookbook, 66 pages, original half leather, 3 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.; Eleanor Estes' Rufus M., New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., [1943] with roman numeral I on copyright page, with original tattered dust jacket, 8 x 5 1/4 in.; Alice Dalgliesh's The Silver Pencil, New York: Scribner's Sons, 1944, first edition, illustrated by Katherine Milhous, in the original jacket, 8 x 5 1/4 in.; Gordon Eli Hall's A Balloon Ascension at Midnight, San Francisco: Paul Elder & Morgan Shepard, 1902, with silhouettes by Gordon Ross, limited edition, one of thirty copies printed on Imperial Japan vellum and signed by author and illustrator, bound in publisher's green suede binding, blocked in gold, fading, 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.; Balzac's The Girl with the Golden Eyes, Chicago: Peacock Press, 1928, illustrated by Donald Denton with eight plates, each presented twice: in black-and-white and in full color, with the original dust jacket, very good, 9 1/4 x 6 in.; Paul Southworth Bliss's The Rye is the Sea, Bismarck, North Dakota: the Cirrus Co., 1936, illustrated by Harold J. Matthews, hand-bound in publisher's burlap, blocked in brown, 10 x 8 in.; Kay Thompson's Eloise in Moscow, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959, stated first printing, in tattered original jacket, binding worn at head and tail with loss, 11 x 7 1/2 in.; [and] Job and G. Montorgueil's Bonaparte, Paris: Boivin & Co., 1910, large color illustrations throughout, publisher's multicolor pictorial cloth binding, torn at head of spine, rubbed, corners soft, 14 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (8)
Estimate $300-500

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Gordon Ross, Paul Southworth Bliss, Kay Thompson, Morgan Shepard, Katherine Milhous, Alice Dalgliesh, Eleanor Estes, Harold J. Matthews, Donald Denton, Paul Elder, Job Montorgueil, G. Montorgueil, Bismarck, Chicago, Moscow, Paris, Japan, Book design, Dust jacket