RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

Featured items that Green Gate Farm Antiquarian Books plans to bring to RMBPF 2009.
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1. (Granville Fell, Herbert). THE SONG OF SOLOMON. London: Chapman and Hall, 1897. Square octavo. Bound in the original ivory linen with elaborate gilt cover design that is often cited as one of the most stunning examples of Art Nouveau book design. Sixteen pages of text, each facing an extraordinary full page illustration by H. Granville Fell. Frontispiece,pictorial title-page and colophon as well as beautiful head and tail pieces throughout by this masterful artist. (2097) $750.00
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2. Emerson, Ralph Waldo. HISTORICAL DISCOURSE, DELIVERED BEFORE THE CITIZENS OF CONCORD. Concord N.H.: G. F. Bemis, 1835. First edition, first state with signature mark 3 absent. Bound with the ORIGINAL BLUE WRAPPERS present. Recent cloth backed marble boards, uncut as issued. Scattered foxing throughout, several leaves with slight tears to fore edge, wrappers archivally backed but still a nice copy of Emerson's first separately published book or substantial publication preceded only by contributions to journals and a broadside. The rarity of this pamphlet can be explained by the probably very small printing of 200-300 copies and the fire that destroyed many copies in the town clerk's office in Concord. Quite scarce in any condition but especially so with the wrappers as most copies were rebound and the wrappers discarded, losing printed elements important to scholars and collectors. Two elusive pieces of paper, being to Mr. Emerson's Discourse what dust wrappers are to modern first editions. (2283) $9,500.00

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