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Fine Press, Limited Edition, Historic Facsimiles, Eleven Titles and One Broadside.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
288
Sold for:
$123$100

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Fine Press, Limited Edition, Historic Facsimiles, Eleven Titles and One Broadside. Including: Marion Mills Miller's The Greek Idyls, Lexington, Kentucky: Maxwelton, Co., 1926, numbered copy signed by the author, bound in half leather; Bird's translation of Suetonius' Lives of the Twelve Caesars, illustrated by Pape, signed by author and illustrator, Argus Books, 1930, in half blue leather; Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, London: Strahan & Co., 1880, edition de luxe, one of 500 copies, half red morocco; facsimile edition of John Gay's Trivia: or the Art of Walking, London: O'Connor, 1921, with tattered jacket and slipcase; facsimile edition with companion volume of Pope's Essay on Criticism, San Francisco: for William Andrews Clark Jr., by Nash, 1928, two volumes in half vellum housed in publisher's slipcase; Kraus's The Cradle of Printing catalog, in blue cloth; Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam illustrated by Pogany, Philadelphia: McKay, 1942, half leather; two Peter Pauper titles: Confessions of Saint Augustine, illustrated by Angelo, and Green Mansions, illustrated by De Martelly; The Dolphin, a Journal of the Making of Books numbers 1-3 in three cloth bindings; In the Dawn of the World, Boston: Goodspeed, 1903, with woodcuts by Edward Burne-Jones, unnumbered, out of series, in publisher's binding; [and] Goudy's broadside, The Type Speaks, no imprint.
Estimate $200-300


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Keywords

Strahan & Co., William Andrews Clark Jr., Edward Burne-Jones, Peter Pauper, John Gay, Marion Mills Miller, Lexington, London, Philadelphia, Literature, Mathematics, Medieval poetry, Omar Khayyam, Persian literature, Poetry, Rubaʿi, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

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