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New York Book Fair 2022

After two years we are absolutely delighted to be exhibiting once more in the Park Avenue Armory.  We have secured one of the key stands for this New York Book Fair, Stand E3, allowing us to bring a wonderful range from across our various departments, a selection of which we present below.

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  1. First edition, 2 volumes 8vo, x, 303; vi, 295 pp., folding map as frontispiece to volume I, plate of the JuJu House as frontispiece to volume II, original purple-brown pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, triple blind panel to the boards, yellow surface-paper endpapers, neat repairs to spine extremities, an excellent set.

    £2,750
  2. 4to (250 x 190 mm); illustrated with 12 colour plates by Charles Robinson and numerous vignette sketches, including title-page and preliminaries, each story preceded by a decorated half-title, light spotting to preliminary and terminal leaves, otherwise very good; publisher's light brown cloth with dark brown titles and blocks to front board and spine, pictorial endpapers (spotted), a little wear to extremities, top edge faded, otherwise a very good copy; 133 +[2] pp.

    £125
  3. First edition. 8vo, [iv], 37, [iii]pp., one of only 75 numbered copies printed, this number 49, publisher's cloth-backed salmon coloured paper boards. with the publisher's glassine dust wrapper still intact, 2 light wear to glassine, modern blue morocco foldover box, a fine copy.

    £15,000
  4. Folio (48.5 x 31.5 cm), engraved additional title dated 1821, coloured by hand, 50 hand-coloured engraved plates, text in English and French; nineteenth century green polished half calf gilt, red morocco label, presented in original cloth backed slipcase, a fine clean copy.

    £12,500
  5. First English edition, first impression, first issue; 8vo; publisher's blue cloth, titles and star device to spine in silver, marbled endpapers, grey topstain, with the dust jacket; spine gently rolled, topstain faded, very mild ghosting to spine through the dust jacket but an exceptional copy in the lightly spotted, and tanned dust jacket missing a small piece at the top of the spine panel. A lovely copy.

    £1,750
  6. First edition, first impression; 8vo; pages toned as always; publisher's pictorial boards, with the dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the dust jacket. Scarce thus.

    £3,250
  7. First edition, third printing 'the Author's Apology Edition', special issue for booksellers with a tipped-in page with the author's portrait and his apology, signed by Fitzgerald; 8vo; publisher's dark green cloth, titles to upper board in blind and to spine gilt. NO dust jacket was produced for this issue. A truly exceptional copy, the spine lettering as fresh as ever we have seen. Rare thus. Contained in a specially made quarter green morocco drop down box.

    £15,000
  8. Limited edition, one of 32 examples on japon nacré, signed by the author and artist, from a total edition of 140, folio (38 x 28 cm); 8 etchings in colour after Delaunay, plus an extra suite in colour also on nacré with each plate signed in pencil, an additional signed etching hand-coloured in gouache by the artist, loose as issue, with tissue guards; in the original lithographed chemise and slipcase, a fine example.

    £22,500
  9. Single volume, illuminated manuscript on fibrous polished buff paper, in Farsi, textually complete (lacking 4 leaves at the end of Book 6 that are replaced in eighteenth and nineteenth century manuscript facsimile, 337 leaves plus 4 leaves text, 245 by 170 mm; four columns, 21 lines early nasta'liq script in black, headings in red throughout, 6 gold and lapis illuminated headings in the Timurid style, each opening one of the 6 books of the Mathnavi, contemporary catch-words throughout, columns ruled in blue, some very slight water-staining to margins and a few scattered smudges to text, overall attractive condition; early sixteenth-century stamped leather binding with flap, with cut-out cartouches to leather decorated by corner-pieces and central medallions with foliate designs and coloured in gold, spine and flap hinge rebacked and repaired, an attractive early binding.

    £32,500
  10. Limited edition, one of 529 numbered copies on papier velin (no. 126), from a total edition of 599, 4to (29.7 x 23 cm); 48pp., 10 full-page illustrations and 6 carpet pages, decorative borders and ornamental initials throughout, all after designs by Goncharova hand coloured by pochoir, some minor staining, pages cut and unbound, in the original lithographed portfolio, without the fabric tie, inner joint slightly cracked, spine faded but the original boards exceptionally bright, an excellent example.

    £4,800
 

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