Paris: Léonard Gaultier, circa 1590. Small folio, measuring 10 x 7 inches, nineteenth-century black morocco elaborately decorated in gilt, with alternating devices of a crowned L (for Lothian), SH monogram (for Schomberg Henry), and sunburst, spine similarly decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Engraved title and 32 numbered...
Edmonton, London: William Muir, 1884-1885. Two large quarto volumes, measuring 11 x 9 inches, original blue-grey wrappers with white paper spines, manuscript titles, tissue guards, uncut. Prefaces in both volumes; 33 hand-colored lithographs in Songs of Innocence, including colophon; 28 hand-colored lithographs in Songs of Experience; general title to both...
Paris: Henri Laurens, Editeur, . Quarto, original color pictorial paper boards, sixteen staple-bound pages. Includes seven color plates and seven matching uncolored plates, with two additional uncolored plates reproducing the color images printed on the boards. Light general foxing and toning.
London: Thomas Parsons & Sons, 1934. Quarto, original embossed paper-covered boards patterned in green, pink, yellow, and gilt; black paper pastedown labels lettered in gilt; embossed patterned endpapers. Illustrated with 136 mounted and tissue-guarded paint chips throughout text. Lightest rubbing to joints, occasional light foxing.
Berlin: Verlag von G. Reimer, 1843. Imperial folio, measuring 21 x 14.5 inches, contemporary calf over marbled blue paper boards, raised bands, spine compartments decorated and lettered in gilt. Letterpress title, descriptive text, and register, followed by thirty color lithographed plates (twenty-five single-page and five double-page) numbered I-XXX, and five...
(London): Sounding Art Press, (2007). Square quarto, measuring 10.75 x 9.75 inches, full midnight blue blindstamped cloth, dark grey endpapers. Full-color plates throughout text. Original blue blindstamped cloth slipcase. Presentation note from Jane Mackay laid in, dated in the year of publication.
London: 1842. Octavo measuring 8 x 5 inches, modern three-quarter brown sheep over pink and blue marbled boards, raised bands, red spine label, spine lettered and double ruled in gilt. 94 pages of Tupman’s manuscript copy of Howard’s text, penned in an exceptionally neat and clear hand. Original watercolor frontispiece...
[London]: 1842. Two folio volumes measuring 12.25 x 11.5 inches, original full green morocco, boards with multiple rules in blind and gilt, cornerpieces stamped in blind, raised bands with ornamental gilt ruling, compartments quadruple-ruled in gilt, cream coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Ink manuscript title in each volume: “Sketches of...
Various places: 1903-1910, 1952-1968. Oblong folio measuring 7.5 x 10.5 inches, original half diapered black calf over pebbled green cloth boards, spine ruled in gilt, black calf cylindrical pencil-holder attached to lower board, original elastic band (mended) attached to upper board, all edges speckled red. Front pastedown bears a calligraphic...
Paris: Editions Siloë, (1948). Oblong folio, measuring 10.5 x 14.5 inches, 22 unnumbered pages. Red coated paper spine, color-printed buff paper boards. Color illustrations throughout text. Author's ink presentation to front free endpaper. Lightest edgewear and soiling to boards, rippling to pastedowns, faint offsetting from illustrations.
Paris: Domino Press, (1931). Slim folio, measuring 14.25 x 11.25 inches, original blue cloth over color lithographed paper boards. Full-color lithographs, printed by Mourlot Frères, throughout text. Faded spine beginning to fray, corners lightly bumped, light toning to edges of boards.
Tokyo: (Takum Craft Shop), 1972. Portfolio measuring 15 x 11.5 inches, original stiff mulberry paper wrappers, two pastedown stencil-dyed mulberry paper labels to front wrapper, pastedown table of contents to rear wrapper, twelve loose broadside sheets (one for each month), each stencil-dyed in multiple colors on mulberry paper, untrimmed.