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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, limited to 2000 copies; 3 vols, 12mo (166 x 100 mm); half-titles present including half-title to volume I (P6, final leaf) inserted at front, some spotting and browning, very occasionally more pronounced, small, closed vertical tears to lower margins of pp 85-87 of vol. II, the first touching four lines of text, without loss, 1 page with blank integral leaf; gift inscription to title of vol. I, letter tipped in at front of vol. I; mid-19th-century reddish brown half roan gilt over cloth, rubbed, upper joints slightly cracked and upper joint to volume I weak but holding, in all a very good set.

    £30,000
  2. First edition. Six volumes (separate volume for the five scrolls); octavo, (19.5 x 13 cm). Two title pages - Hebrew and English to each of the first five volumes. Sixth vol. published with the Hebrew title page only and a divisional Hebrew-English title page for each scroll. Hebrew title pages are engraved by Solomon Polack. Staining and browning to pages, repaired tears to some pages. The five scrolls vol. contains illustration plate depicting the ten sons of Haman hanged. Recent marbled boards with black spines and gilt ornaments to the first five volumes; contemporary brown boards with gilt ornaments to the sixth volume, significantly rubbed and cracked (but holding).

    £3,750
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. Single volume, illuminated manuscript on fine polished paper, in Farsi, 121 leaves, 250 by 165 mm; double column, 15 lines fine black nasta'liq script, headings in gold or blue throughout, illuminated polychrome headpiece opening the text, richly decorated in gold and lapis, with 7 additional illuminated banners in the text (each of these opening the ghazals of a new poet), remains of silk markers to outer edges of each section, catch-words throughout, leaves ruled in gilt, orange and blue throughout, a few small smudges, outer margin of first leaf repaired (not affecting text), overall very bright and attractive condition internally; housed in a fine contemporary hand-painted black leather binding with flap, painted in gilt with spiralling floral motif, with sunken central medallions and corner-pieces decorated with gilt filigree details, ruled in gilt, with very fine tan leather doubleurs, central medallions and corner-pieces with delicate incised leather filigree work over navy and green silk backdrops, spine and flap rebacked and edges repaired, overall fine and very attractive binding.

    £15,000
  8. Limited edition, one of 50 deluxe copies, this being number 40, from a total edition of 250, 4to (28 x 20.5 cm); 63 reproductions (31 with pochoir colouring) and an etching on Arches, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist, with full margins, loose as issued, each plate blindstamped P.R. on the lower right corner; folder with title and justification on japon, illegible dedication to title, unsophisticated tape repairs to folder, slight age-toning to plates; in the original cloth backed marbled chemise, label pasted to upper cover, black ties, an excellent example.

    £37,500
  9. First edition, sole impression, one of 200 copies on 'small paper', from an overall limitation of 225; small 4to (220 x 170 mm); printed in black, green & sepia on Arnold's handmade paper, some with the Vale Press watermark, pictorial title-page and 9 full-page illustrations in sepia, decorative initials printed in green, all by Charles Ricketts, original vellum with gilt designs by Ricketts to covers and spine. Housed in a quarter morocco slipcase. Rockwell Kent designed bookplate to front paste down, very light spotting to some pages, boards a little bowed as usual, gilt to spine rather dull. Very good.

    £17,500
  10. First edition, sole impression; 8vo; publisher's buff wrappers, titles to front wrapper in black; just a trace of toning to the backstrip but a remarkably nice copy.

    £1,750
 

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