Life and Love by Margaret Morley Butterfly Binding
Life and Love
Margaret W. Morley
Chicago: A.C. McClurg 1899.
Early printing, first published in 1895. Octavo, gray cloth with brown butterflies stamped to front cover, title to spine gilt, illustrations throughout by the author. A look at life and love in the primitive form and how it shapes the human form of love and that of the reproduction instinct in all. Morley was an educator and biologist and considered in her day an expert in agriculture and bee keeping. She resided in North Carolina. A beautiful copy with small dent to back cover near lower edge, pages toned, faint water stain and waving to lower edge of pages. A scarce title.
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1890 Decorative Binding of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
By: Charles Dickens
Chicago: Donohue, Henneberry and Co. 1890
Illustrated by J. Mahoney
Octavo, original green cloth, embossed design to front cover and spine, title block gilt at spine, decorative endpapers, illustrations throughout. A very nice decorative copy of this classic tale with just a touch of rubbing to corners and ends of spine, pages toned with occasional foxing, spine cloth a touch sunned, ownership signature to front endpaper, clipping pasted down to front pastedown, else a very nice copy.
Lady of the Lake Vintage Decorative Binding
The Lady of the Lake
By: Sir Walter Scott
Chicago: Belford Clarke and Co. Circa 1880-1885
With Introduction and Notes by R.W. Taylor.
Octavo, original publisher’s ornate decorative binding with gilt and embossed floral motif to front cover and spine, gilt to page edges, floral endpapers, red border to pages. A stunning binding.
An excellent copy with just a touch of wear to corners and ends of spine, occasional foxing to pages, a touch of soiling to rear cover, else a beautiful copy.
Flowers by J.E. Taylor 1878 Decorative Binding with Color Plates
Flowers. Their Origin, Shapes, Perfumes, and Colours.
By J.E. Taylor
First edition, octavo, original green cloth decorative boards with gilt titles and design, brown endpapers, 32 coloured figures and numerous woodcuts. A very attractive copy with foxing and toning to pages, spine slightly rolled, corners and ends of spine a touch rubbed and bumped, rear cover with just a hint of soiling, else a really lovely and bright copy.
1811 printing of The Psalms Of David Together with Hymns and Spiritual Songs
The Psalms of David
Imitated in the Language of the New Testament; Together with Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Three Books.
By: I. Watts D.D.
Dedham, MA: H Mann printer. 1811
Octavo, original calf binding.
A nice copy overall, binding with significant surface wear but expected due to age and use ( adds great character for those wanting a book to display in a Primitive Farmhouse setting) covers with scratches and rear cover features child stick figure folk art, rubbing to spine and corners, lacking front blank endpaper as well as page 3 and 5 (Part of introduction), pencil and ink doodles to paste downs, pages toned and with faint staining as well as spotting.
Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights Vintage Edition
Diseases of the Horse and How To Treat Them: A Concise Manual of Special Pathology.
For the use of Horsemen, Farmers, Stock-Raisers, and Students in Agricultural Colleges in the United States,
By: Robert Chawner
Philadelphia: Porter and Coates 1874.
Octavo, original red cloth boards, embossed border, and horse head to front board, gilt titles to spine, illustrated frontis, 188 pages. A very beautiful copy with just a hint of toning to pages and a tiny bit of bumping and rubbing to corners and ends of spine. An excellent copy.
James Russell Lowell Complete Poems Victorian Gilt Binding
Lowell, James Russell. Complete Poems. Boston: James R. Osgood Co. 1877.
attractive original victorian gilt binding edition of Lowell’s poems. Perfect for a gift or decorative purposes.
Original orange-brown cloth with gilt lettering and design to spine and front cover, brown endpapers. A very good copy with just a touch of wear to cloth at edges, corners and ends of spine lightly bumped, pages toned, signature to front endpaper.
Gone With the Wind By Margaret Mitchell Vintage Edition
Gone With The Wind
By: Margaret Mitchell
New York: The Macmillan Co. 1938.
Octavo, original grey cloth, titles to spine and cover black. A very good vintage copy of this title. Cloth with wear to spine, edges and corners, some fraying at ends of spine and top front edge, pages toned with occasional spotting, else a nice copy.
Dr. Seuss Oh, The Places You’ll Go! First Edition in Dust jacket
Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
New York: Random House. 1990
First edition, first printing, with correct issue points. Original pictorial boards with the original pictorial dust jacket. A very nice copy of this go-to graduation gift, with just a hint of sunning at spine and toning/darkening along the top edges of jacket, else an excellent copy.