- Category = Illustrations
Nana. Illustre de Trente Gravures Originales de Vertès.
Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1933. Text and 3 extra suites housed in 2 boxes, 14 inches tall. Number 33 of 60 copies on 'Japon Imperial'. With 30 hand coloured plates by Vertès in the main text. With 2 further suites of his illustrations in monochrome. With a further suite of 30 plates by William Ablett on Japanese tissue, each with an original pencil design in the margin. The two wooden boxes are leather bound with gilt titles, and heavily padded and lined with watered silk. I believe these were publisher's copies. The boxes are rubbed, the main box particularly so and without poppers, the smaller box, containing the suites is fully functioning, the contents are pristine.A unique set.More details Price: £600.00
London: Dent, 1894. Half morocco, 5.25 inches tall. A delightful little volume with fine gilt tooling to the spine and gilt top edge. With line illustrations throughout by Aubrey Beardsley.More details Price: £250.00
Friendship’s Offering: A Literary Album, and Christmas and New Year’s Present for 1829
London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1829. Full calf, 5.75 inches tall. A wonderful little embossed calf binding with ornate blind tooled calf on the spine with gilt titles and on the boards framing gilt lyres. All edges gilt. An engraved presentation plate and 12 further fine engravings. Including 4 sonnets by John Clare.More details Price: £220.00
The Victoria Miniature Almanack and fashionable remembrances for 1847
London: W. Strange, 1847. Full calf, 2.5 inches tall. Charming tiny 'wallet' binding, somewhat rubbed but with no loss or splitting. Engraved title page and 3 full page illustrations. With vital information on the days of each month, London bankers, the language of flowers and the fashionable ballroom dances, amongst other subjects.More details Price: £150.00