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SIGNED BY BOTH JAMES JOYCE AND HENRI MATISSE

JOYCE, James (MATISSE, Henri, illustrator). Ulysses. New York, 1935.

First illustrated edition of Joyce’s landmark Ulysses, number 353 of only 250 copies (from a total edition of 1500) signed by both James Joyce and Henri Matisse. One of the 20th-century’s most desirable illustrated books, combining the work of two great modern artists. A fine copy. $35,000.

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“PERHAPS THE BEST-PRODUCED SHAKESPEARE EDITION OF THE 18TH CENTURY”

SHAKESPEARE. The Works of Shakespear. Oxford, 1770-71. Six volumes.

Expanded second edition of Hanmer's famous illustrated set of Shakespeare, with 36 full-page copper-engravings (one for each play) by Hubert Gravelot after Francis Hayman, along with frontispiece portrait after Chandos, and two plates of the Westminster and Stratford monuments. Considered by many to be superior to the 1744 first edition which was issued in a small printing. $15,000.

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"AND THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF FAIRIES"

BARRIE, J.M. (RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator). Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. London, 1906.

First trade edition of the Arthur Rackham-illustrated Peter Pan, with 50 mounted color illustrations. A superb presentation copy, inscribed on the half title by J.M. Barrie with a quote from the book: "When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. J.M. Barrie." Splendidly bound in full exhibition morocco-gilt in the Arts & Crafts style by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with the original cloth bound in at the rear. $15,000.

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BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY DALÍ WITH AN ORIGINAL SKETCH OF A SHOOTING STAR

DALÍ, Salvador. Diners de Gala. New York, 1973.

Desirable first edition of this extravagant, lavishly illustrated cookbook created by Dalí in honor of his wife Gala, an exceptional copy boldly inscribed in black felt pen by Dalí across two pages preceding title page to "Josefine," with his sketch of shooting star above his name, "Dalí, 1975." $13,500.

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ACKERMANN’S SPLENDIDLY ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CAMBRIDGE

ACKERMANN, Rudolph. A History of the University of Cambridge. London, 1815. Two volumes.

First edition of this illustrated history of Cambridge University, complete with 95 superb hand-colored aquatint plates, handsomely bound in contemporary morocco-gilt. $9200.

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"CHARACTERIZED BY ROMANTIC FEELING": WITH 18 BEAUTIFUL HAND-COLORED AQUATINT FOLIO PLATES

(ENGLAND) (WALES) LOUTHERBOURG, P.J. de. The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales. London, 1805.

First edition of this splendid picturesque tour of the countryside of England and Wales, with 18 beautifully hand-colored aquatint folio plates. $8200.

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“IF EVERYTHING ELSE IN OUR LANGUAGE SHOULD PERISH, IT WOULD ALONE SUFFICE…”

BIBLE. Holy Bible. Oxford, 1786.

Impressive 1786 Oxford quarto edition of the magisterial King James Bible, illustrated with five folding maps of "sacred geography" (including an elaborate plan of Jersusalem) and over 260 fine engravings by John Sturt "from designs of the greatest masters," in beautiful contemporary binding. $5500.

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ONE OF ONLY 525 COPIES ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY RACKHAM

ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales. London, 1932.

Signed limited first edition of this classic fairy tale collection, number 496 of only 525 copies signed by Rackham, illustrated with 12 full-page color plates and 59 delightful in-text line cuts by him. $5400.

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SHAKESPEARE’S TEMPEST, ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM

(RACKHAM, Arthur) SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tempest. London and New York, [1926].

Deluxe signed limited first edition, number 13 of only 520 copies, with 21 full-page mounted color illustrations and 25 in-text line cuts, signed by Rackham, uncut and unopened, in scarce original dust jacket. $4800.

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WITH 68 MOUNTED COLOR PLATES AND PORTRAIT OF BAKST BY MODIGLIANI

(BAKST, Leon) LEVINSOHN, Andre. Leon Bakst. Berlin, 1925.

Limited first German edition of Levinsohn's life of Bakst, number 23 of only 250 copies produced, tracing the artist's important contributions to the history of modern art and dance, with 68 full-page mounted plates of costumes and sets, 52 in color, including the frontispiece portrait of Bakst by Modigliani, and numerous in-text mounted linecuts and photogravures, many also in color. $4000.

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FINE VIEWS OF THE HOLY LAND AND EGYPT

(MIDDLE EAST) WILSON, Colonel Charles. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt. New York, 1881-83. Two volumes.

First edition, American issue, of this handsome pictorial survey of the Holy Land and Egypt, with lovely additional engraved title pages, 39 fine full-page steel engravings and over 600 in-text wood-engravings, in original publisher’s deluxe morocco-gilt. $3900.

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TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM

(RACKHAM, Arthur) LAMB, Charles and Mary. Tales from Shakespeare. London / New York, 1909.

Deluxe limited large-paper edition, number 520 of 750 copies signed and illustrated by Rackham. With 13 mounted full-page color illustrations and numerous other illustrations by Rackham, beautifully bound. $3000.

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"HIS MOST IMPORTANT WORK AS AN ILLUSTRATOR": WITH 128 LOVELY FOLIO ETCHINGS

(BIDA, Alexandre, illustrator). The Gospels. London, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1877. Four volumes.

First English edition of this richly illustrated edition of the Gospels, with engraved extra title pages and 128 lovely folio etchings of scenes from the life of Christ by Alexandre Bida. Four folio volumes in the original cloth. $2800.

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“PLAYFULLY CAPRICIOUS”

LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Tales And Novels. London, circa 1889. Two volumes.

Limited illustrated edition, one of an unknown limitation, of La Fontaine’s ribald retellings of comic Italian tales, featuring 123 hand-colored engravings (85 by Charles Eisen). Handsomely bound by Root & Son. $2000.

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“AGAIN, I SAY—GO NOT TO THE TOWER. DANGER LURKS THEREIN”

AINSWORTH, William Harrison. Tower of London. London, 1840.

First edition in book form of Ainsworth’s novel of Lady Jane Grey, with 40 etchings on steel and 58 wood engravings by George Cruikshank—“one of the most productive and individualistic of English illustrators” (Hodnett, 114), handsomely bound. $950.

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WITH 20 ORIGINAL ETCHINGS OF THE PARISIAN DEMIMONDE

MAC-ORLAN, Pierre (ASSIRE, Gustave, illustrator). Images Secretes de Paris. Paris, 1928.

Limited first edition, number 398 of only 550 copies, of Mac-Orlan's survey of the Parisian underworld, featuring the Moulin Rouge, the Lapin Agile and the Bal de l'Olympia, among others, with 20 fine original etchings by Gustave Assire. $950.

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