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Rudyard Kipling. Puck of Pook's Hill. Macmillan, London. 1906.
First edition. Illustrated by 20 drawings by H.R. Millar. A
clean, bright copy with publisher's advertising card laid in. Red
cloth with medallion on front cover and spine titles in gilt, all
of which are bright. However, the covers are slightly cupped.
The rare dustjacket is fairly well preserved with minor loss of
material at the tips and shallow chipping at spine ends, and a tiny
chip at the top front panel. The jacket is also lightly soiled,
the spine slightly darkened, and there are a couple of short tears
to the front flap fold. $3250
Frederic Remington. Done in the Open: Drawings by Frederic
Remington, P.F. Collier, 1902, First edition, first state with the
artist's name misspelled "Frederick" on the cover. Near fine.
Large folio containing some of Remington's most famous prints. A
beautiful copy, clean, bright and sound with just a touch of wear
to the extremities. $600.
Poe, Edgar Allen; Illustrated by Gustave Dore. The Raven, Harper,
1884, 1st edition thus, Fine in Very Good Dustjacket and Very Good
Box. An astonishingly nice copy of a magnificent book. This huge
book, uncommon in presentable condition, is housed in its original
box and wrapped in a plain paper jacket. The text of the poem is
particularly appropriate to Dore's style, and he takes full
advantage. Probably one of the nicest copies of this lovely book
in existence with not even a hint of wear. The jacket has some
minor tears and the box shows moderate edge wear and the cover
corners are opened. $2750.00
Roosevelt, Theodore; illustrated by Remington, Frost, Beard,
Gifford, Sanford, and others. Big Game Hunting in the Rockies and
on the Great Plains comprising "Hunting Trips of a Ranchman" and
"The Wilderness Hunter" New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1899. First
Edition thus. LIMITED EDITION, #796 OF 1000, SIGNED BY THEODORE
ROOSEVELT UNDER HIS FRONTIS PORTRAIT. Thick quarto, about 11.5
inches tall, in three quarter green / black morocco on marbled
boards, brown morocco spine labels. Top edge gilt, others
untrimmed. 476 pages with 55 illustrations in various media
including the frontis photograph of the author in his Rough Rider
uniform. This book collects two previous works in a very
attractive package. The covers are the original deluxe publisher's
binding (see Hand, Bookman's Guide to Hunting . . . , R272), but it
appears that the original spine was replaced with a slightly darker
leather, and the corners were rebuilt, then the original covers
were laid back over the new material. It is fairly unobtrusively
done but the method of preservation is obvious upon close
examination. Inside, the book is clean and sound with captioned
tissue guards present. The paper is very lightly toned at top
edge. The corners inside the rear cover show some damp exposure.
Finally, the front free endpaper is torn about two inches from the
bottom at the hinge. Hardcover. Very Good. (13367)$6,500.00
Quiller-Couch, Arthur; Illustrated by Kay Nielsen. In Powder and
Crinoline: Old Fairy Tales. London: Hodder & Stoughton, No date
. First Edition. LIMITED EDITION, #151 OF 500 COPIES, SIGNED
BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. Quarto in full green vellum decorated in gilt.
163  pages. Illustrated by 26 tipped in color plates by Kay
Nielsen with captioned tissue guards (the trade edition had 24).
Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. This was the Danish illustrator's
first book upon moving to England in 1911 and the idea and design
were his. Dalby, Golden Age, p. 89-90. Horne, p. 334. The style
is suggestive of the Middle East, but very original. This
production is sumptuous. The untrimmed edges are a bit soiled; the
endpapers are lightly soiled and very lightly foxed; the front
fixed endpaper is rippled at the edge from the bowing to the front
cover. While this bowing is moderately severe, this behavior is
typical in this dry climate. The vellum may very well relax a bit
in higher humidity. The covers are lightly extremity worn; the
front cover has two dime-sized spots of fading (source unknown),
and the back cover has some surface scratches and a deeper scratch
(more likely a bump) of about an inch long. Otherwise a clean,
sound copy. Hardcover. Very Good. (12108)$4,750.00