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Fifteen Literary Works.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3482T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 02, 2020 12:00PM


Fifteen Literary Works. Straparola, Giovanni Francesco, Les Facetieuses Nuits de Straparole, Paris: Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1882, four volumes half-bound in dark brown leather with marbled paper sides, gilt-lettered and stamped on spine, the start of each night is accompanied by an etching by Eugene A. Champollion, fourteen etchings in total, 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.; Pilon, Edmond, Le Charme de Paris: Monuments, Paris: L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza, 1935, quarter-bound in brown leather with marbled paper sides, gilt-lettered on spine, limited printing, with color illustrations by Charles Samson, 8 1/4 x 6 in.; Louys, Pierre (1870-1925), Chansons de Bilitis, Paris: Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1925, quarter-bound in brown with marble paper sides, stamped in blind and gilt-lettered on spine, illustrated throughout in green and white, some loss to the leather on the spine, 7 1/2 x 5 in.; Louys, Pierre (1870-1925), Scenes de Courtisanes, Paris: Libraire L. Borel, 1902, half-bound in green leather with blue textured cloth, gilt-lettered on spine, illustrated with etchings throughout, 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.; Aurelius, Marcus (121-180), Meditations, Glasgow: Robert & Andrew Foulis, 1764, bound in red-brown leather, gilt lettered and stamped on spine, some loss of leather at head of spine, 6 x 4 in.; Catullus (84 BCE-54 BCE), Tibullus (c. 55 BCE-19 BCE), Propertius (50 BCE-15 BCE), Pristino nitori restituti, & ad optima Exemplaria emendati, Paris: J. Barbou, 1754, fully bound in mottled calf with full gilt edges, gilt-stamped on spine, engraved frontispiece and title page at beginning of each book, 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.; De Quincey, Thomas (1785-1859), Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, 1885, full bound in soft brown leather, full gilt edges, gilt lettering on spine, 6 x 3 3/4 in.; Ruskin, John (1819-1900), Unto This Last and The Two Paths, London: Collins Clear-Type Press, early 20th century, full bound in dark brown leather, frontispiece photograph of John Ruskin, 6 1/4 x 4 in.; De Saint-Pierre, Bernardin (1737-1814), Paul and Virginia, Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1881, full bound in red leather with gilt tooling on front and back cover, gilt stamped on spine, gilt head edge, number 253 of a 433 copies printed, engraved frontispiece, bookplate Ad Littora Tendit J.A. Jamieson, 7 1/2 x 5 in.; Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784), The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, Philadelphia: Coale & Oliver, 1803, full bound in brown leather, some separation between front board and spine, 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.; Machiavel, Nicholas (1469-1527), The History of Florence in Eight Books, Glasgow: Robert Urie, 1761, fully bound in light brown leather, bookplate Thomas Besant, second volume (books one through eight), 7 x 4 1/2 in.; Beardsley, Aubrey (1872-1898), The Story of Venus and Tannhauser, New York: 1927, bound in black paper number 539 of 750 copies, six full-page illustrations, ten headpieces, 11 1/2 x 8 in.; Alighieri, Dante (d. 1321), The Divine Comedy, Verona: Limited Editions Club, 1932, full bound in red and brown designed cloth, bookplate from the library of Sam Dembow Jr., number 505 of 1500 copies, signed by printer Hans Mardersteig, 13 x 8 1/2 in.; De Monvel, M. Boutet (1850-1913), Joan of Arc, Philadelphia: David Mckay, bound in brown cloth with illustration on front cover, illustrated throughout, bookplate ex libris Eva La Gallienne, signed by Laurence Oliver, 8 3/4 x 10 in.; Kellogg, Minnie, Flowers from Mediaeval History, San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1910, with dust jacket, some chipping to jacket at head of spine illustrated with photographs throughout, signature on front endpaper, 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
Estimate $150-250

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Trench & Co, David Mckay, William Paterson, John Ruskin, Giovanni Francesco, Johnson, Dante, Marcus, Nicholas, Pierre, Thomas Besant, Robert Urie, Paul Elder, Andrew Foulis, Joan of Arc, De Quincey, De Monvel, Aubrey, Eugene A. Champollion, Eva La Gallienne, Sam Dembow Jr., Samuel, Borel, Charles Samson, M. Boutet, Hans Mardersteig, J.A. Jamieson, Laurence Oliver, Kegan Paul, Pilon, Edmond, Beardsley, Alighieri, Louys, Philadelphia, Glasgow, London, Paris, Verona