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THE OWL. No. 2, October 1919. [Cover title]., (Kent, Rockwell). Graves, Robert; Sassoon, Siegfried; et al.
101 (Kent, Rockwell). Graves, Robert; Sassoon, Siegfried; et al. THE OWL. No. 2, October 1919. [Cover title].
London: Martin Secker, 1919. 1919. Good 
London: Martin Secker, 1919.. 1919.. Good. ILLUSTRATED BY ROCKWELL KENT & OTHERS - Quarto, 12-1/2 inches high by 9- 3/4 inches wide. Hardcover bound in violet & pink pictorial boards, titled and illustrated in white and black on the front cover, backed with a black paper spine. The covers are heavily rubbed & soiled with wear to the edges. The paper and boards are split along the front joint and the spine is compromised. The pagination is as follows: [2] leaves, pages 3-54, and [2] leaves, with 12 leaves of black & white and color plates inserted throughout. There are minor hints of foxing. Else, an internally bright book.

Only three issues of "The Owl" were published; the first two appeared in 1919 and the third and last in 1923.

Edited by Robert Graves with printed letterpress by Gerald T. Meynell. Includes the first printings of Robert Graves' "Advice to Lovers", and "One Hard Look", an early long poem by Vachel Lindsay "The Golden Whales of California", and contributions by Siegfried Sassoon, Edmund Blunden, Robert Nichols, Walter De La Mare, Max Beerbohm, etc.

Illustrated with color & tinted plates by Ernest Briset, Nancy Nicholson, Pamela Bianco, William Nicholson (2 plates), Derwent Wood and Lutyens. The volume is further enhanced by a black & white plate by John Nash, 2 black & white plates by Rockwell Kent ("Ecstacy" and "Get Up") and 2 partial page illustrations by Pamela.

This publication was published in the same year as Rockwell Kent's first wood engraving "Blue Bird". First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD

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102 (Kent, Rockwell). Robinson, Selma CITY CHILD: Poems by Selma Robinson
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1931. 1931. Good 
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1931.. 1931.. Good. - Octavo, rust brown cloth titled in gilt with vignette stamped in gilt on front cover. The covers are lightly rubbed & soiled, with the top edge of the rear cover faded; the spine is slightly faded. 64 pages. There is an owner's book label on the front endpaper. Illustrated with black-and-white head-pieces by Rockwell Kent. Good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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103 (Kent, Rockwell). Spector, George; editor and publisher THE KENT COLLECTOR. Vol. XI, No. 1, Summer 1984
(Jackson Heights, NY): George Spector, 1984. 1984. Very good 
(Jackson Heights, NY): George Spector, 1984.. 1984.. Very good. - sc Small quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], cover sheet & 25 mechanically reproduced pages, printed on one side only & laid into a plastic folder. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

Among the contents of this issue are an article on Rockwell Kent as an architectural renderer reprinted from "The Brickbuilder" Vol. 23, July 1914; and four pages of Kentiana at auction and for sale. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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104 (Kent, Rockwell). Spector, George; editor and publisher THE KENT COLLECTOR. Vol. XI, No. 2, Autumn 1984
(Jackson Heights, NY): George Spector, 1984. 1984. Very good 
(Jackson Heights, NY): George Spector, 1984.. 1984.. Very good. - sc Small quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], cover sheet & 33 mechanically reproduced pages, printed on one side only & laid into a plastic folder. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

Among the contents of this issue are reprintings of Rockwell Kent's 1940 introduction to a book on Brazilian artist Candido Portinari and an article by John Deedy on Kent's mural for the Cape Cinema in Dennis, Mass. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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105 (Kent, Rockwell). Spector, George; editor and publisher THE KENT COLLECTOR. Volume XI, No. 3, Winter 1984
Jackson Heights, NY: George Spector, 1984. 1984. Very good 
Jackson Heights, NY: George Spector, 1984.. 1984.. Very good. - sc Small quarto [8-1/2 inches wide by 11 inches high]. The contents are laid into a plastic folder. Pictorial cover sheet & 31 leaves, mechanically reproduced & printed on one side only. Black-and-white illustrations. Near fine.

From the library of Kent compiler and author Fridolf Johnson, with his subscription renewal form laid in.

Among the contents of this issue is an article "The Architect's Revenge" by Evelyn Cooper; and "Rockwell Kent: An Appraisal of His Works" by John Deedy, an address delivered by Deedy before members of the Rockwell, Mass. Art Association in October 1984. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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106 (Kent, Rockwell). Spector, George; editor and publisher THE KENT COLLECTOR. Volume XIII, No. 4, Spring, 1987
(Jackson Heights, NY): George Spector, 1987. 1987. Very good 
(Jackson Heights, NY): George Spector, 1987.. 1987.. Very good. - sc Small quarto [8-1/2 inches wide by 11 inches high]. The contents are laid into a plastic folder. Pictorial cover sheet, 26 leaves & 1-page ad, mechanically reproduced & printed on one side only. Black-and-white illustrations. Near fine.

Among the contents of this issue is an eight- page list of Kentiana sold at auction, with prices. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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107 (Kent, Rockwell; Ward, Lynd; Kauffer, E. McKnight; Chappell, Warren; Thurber, James; et al). Pitz, Henry C A TREASURY OF AMERICAN BOOK ILLUSTRATION
New York and London: American Studio Books and Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc., (1947). (1947). Good 
New York and London: American Studio Books and Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc., (1947).. (1947).. Good. - Quarto [approximately 12-1/4 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide], reddish brown cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is bumped with some very light spotting to the rear cover & the titling on the spine is faded. The dust jacket is chipped with its spine & extremities darkened. The jacket's rear panel is soiled, there is some light blue staining to the rear flap & the bottom corner of the front panel is torn with a large piece out. 128 pages. Profusely illustrated in black & white & color. Good in a fair dust wrapper. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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108 (Klee-Palyi, Flora). Morgenstern, Christian DIE DREI HASEN. Linolschnitte von Flora Klee-Palyi
Giessen [Germany]: Waltor-Verlag, (1959). (1959). Very good 
Giessen [Germany]: Waltor-Verlag, (1959).. (1959).. Very good. - Octavo, white wraps, in a pictorial purple & black dust wrapper. The dust jacket is chipped with the head of the spine torn, the tail chipped & a small piece out of the bottom edge of the front panel. There is a light stain to the rear panel. [26] pages plus colophon, printed in French fold. Profusely illustrated with linoleum cuts in green & tan by Flora Klee- Palyi. The contents are near fine.

First edition.

Hungarian-born German artist Flora Klee-Palyi [1893-1961] was imprisoned in a concentration camp in 1944. The text is in German.

Scarce. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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109 (Kokoschka, Oskar). Ehrenstein, Albert TUBUTSCH: A Novel. Translated by Eric Posselt and Era Zistel
NY: Ben Abramson, Publisher, (1946). (1946). Good 
NY: Ben Abramson, Publisher, (1946).. (1946).. Good. - Octavo, blue cloth titled in red on spine & front cover, in dw. The covers are lightly bumped & the head & tail of the spine are faded. The dw is partially darkened with the front panel detached & pieces out. 79 pp. plus colophon. B&W pictorial title & 10 B&W plates by Oskar Kokoschka. Very good in a fair dw.

Limited edition of 1,000 copies. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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110 (Kubin, Alfred). De Coster, Charles SMETSE, DER SCHMIED. Eine Flamische Legende von Charles de Coster. Mit Bildern von Alfred Kubin
Munich: Buchenau & Reichert, [1923]. [1923]. Very good 
Munich: Buchenau & Reichert, [1923].. [1923].. Very good. - Quarto, 11-1/8 inches high by 7-5/8 inches wide. Tan boards titled and decorated in red on the front cover & the spine. The covers are soiled and darkened and the front joint is split. 102 & [1] pages plus the colophon, with wonderful illustrations throughout by Alfred Kubin. The pages are slightly darkened. An internally very good copy.

The half-title states: "Zehnter Phantasusdruck".

One of 1,300 numbered copies from a total edition of 1,430 copies. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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111 (Kumme, Walter). Taylor, Deems MOMENTS MOUSICAL
Chicago/NY: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, (1949). (1949). Good 
Chicago/NY: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, (1949).. (1949).. Good. - Oblong 4to, silver paper covered boards (bumped & soiled; extremities slightly faded; small scoremarks to rear board) titled in red with vignette in red on front board. 42 & [3] pp. (scattered soiling; page edges slightly darkened). Pictorial title & full-page illustrations & vignettes in B&W from drawings by Walter Kumme. Good.

First edition.

The book depicts mice engaged in various cultural activities-- ballet, modern dance, Italian opera and Wagner--culminating in a grand performance of a "Gustav Mauser" symphony. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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112 (Leech, John). Field, William B. Osgood JOHN LEECH ON MY SHELVES
(NY): Collectors Editions Limited, (1970) (1970) Very good Signed
(NY): Collectors Editions Limited, (1970). (1970). Very good. - Quarto, red cloth titled in gilt within black rectangle. Lightly soiled. 313 & [2] pp. Small stain to bottom edge of half-title. Illustrated in B&W with 23 plates, including 1 folding plate, & profuse full-page & textual illustrations. Very good.

Originally printed for the author in an edition of 155 numbered, signed copies by the Bremer Presse, Munich, 1930. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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113 (Leichman, Seymour). Rodman, Selden DEATH OF THE HERO / Selden Rodman / illustrated by Seymour Leichman. SIGNED by the author and the illustrator
New York: Shorewood Publishers, Inc., (1964). (1964). Good 
New York: Shorewood Publishers, Inc., (1964).. (1964).. Good. - Quarto [approximately 11-1/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], black cloth with a black-and-white pictorial label mounted on the front cover. The binding is rubbed with light spotting to the front cover. There is some white staining to the inner edge of each cover along the tail of the spine. 31 pages, including 14 full-page black-and-white illustrations by Seymour Leichman. The contents are fine. Good.

Signed in full by the author and the illustrator on the title page.

The epigraph refers to a 1941 news item reporting the death of Sir Frederick Banting, the discoverer of insulin, in a plane crash in Newfoundland in which only the pilot survived. The pilot tells of the attempt of the dying scientist to dictate to him some message of great urgency. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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HYBRID ASS AND ZEBRA. AN ORIGINAL HAND-COLORED ENGRAVING BY WILLIAM LIZARS FROM "THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY", (Lizars, William)
114 (Lizars, William) HYBRID ASS AND ZEBRA. AN ORIGINAL HAND-COLORED ENGRAVING BY WILLIAM LIZARS FROM "THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY"
Sir William Jardine, circa [1840]. [1840]. Good 
Sir William Jardine, circa [1840].. [1840].. Good. - sc - A vintage 4 inch high by 6-5/8 inch wide hand-colored engraving by William Lizars depicting a hybrid between a zebra and an ass in color, with zebras & ostrichs in front of the trees and hills depicted in black & white in the background. The plate number "26" is printed at top right of the image. Slightly soiled, the print is mounted with document tape into a white paper mat measuring 8-3/4 inches high by 10-3/4 inches wide. Good. Executed by William Lizars, the print is from the Mammals volume of "The Naturalist's Library" published by Sir William Jardine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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115 (Luc, Pierre) LES AMOURS DE TRISTAN ET ISEULT
Paris: Librairie Grund, (1946). (1946). Good 
Paris: Librairie Grund, (1946).. (1946).. Good. - 12mo [5-1/2 inches high by 3-3/4 inches wide], softcover bound in printed cream wrappers in the original glassine. The edges of the wraps are darkened. The glassine is darkened & slightly chipped at the extremities. 90 pages plus colophon, printed in black with decorations in red, unopened. 8 color plates, including a frontispiece, by Pierre Luc. A lengthy inscription is penned in French on both sides of the front endpaper & on the half-title. The top page corners are slightly bumped & the edges of the text pages are slightly darkened. The plates are clean & bright. Good.

"Quinzieme Volume de la Collection Bagatelle". The text is in French. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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116 (Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc.) ILLUSTRATED BOOKS From the Renaissance to the present. (Catalogue No. 40)
NY: Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc., circa [1980]. [1980]. Very good 
NY: Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc., circa [1980].. [1980].. Very good. - Small quarto, green & brown pictorial wraps. Very lightly soiled; corners lightly creased. 56 pages with black & white illustrations. Very good.

160 items are catalogued with prices. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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117 (Lumsden, James) A DESCRIPTION OF ABOVE THREE HUNDRED ANIMALS, Viz. Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Serpents, and Insects. With A Particular Account of the Manner of Catching Whales in Greenland. Extracted from the best Authors, and adapted to the Use of all Capacities. Illustrated with Copperplates. Whereon is curiously Engraven every Beast, Bird, Fish, Serpent, and Insect, described in the whole Book
(New York: Hudson River Press, 1977). 1977). Fine 
(New York: Hudson River Press, 1977).. 1977).. Fine. - Octavo, pictorial tan & black wraps. Title & 207 pages. Black-and-white frontispiece & full-page illustrations from copperplate engravings by James Lumsden. Near fine.

Reprint of the original edition printed for engraver James Lumsden in Glasgow in 1794. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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118 (MacKinstry, Elizabeth). Ibsen, Henrik PEER GYNT
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929. 1929. Good 
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929.. 1929.. Good. - Small folio [11-3/8 inches high by 7-1/8 inches wide], green boards backed with dark blue cloth with paper labels on the front cover & spine. The boards are bumped & rubbed with chipping to the paper at the corners. There is some light staining & discoloration to the front cover & its label. There are small stains to the rear cover & its edges are faded. The label on the spine is chipped. [viii] & 286 pages. 11 color plates, including a frontispiece, 3 black-and-white plates & profuse black-and- white illustrations by Elizabeth MacKinstry. There is a light stain to the front margin of 1 page. The contents are very good. Good.

First edition.

The English translation used was made by R. Farquharson Sharp for Everyman's Library. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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119 (McCurdy, Michael). Lowe, Pardee, Jr.; translator KING HARALD AND THE ICELANDERS. Translated from the Icelandic by Pardee Lowe, Jr. with original wood engravings by Michael McCurdy. INSCRIBED by Michael McCurdy
(Lincoln, MA): Penmaen Press Limited, (1979). (1979). Fine 
(Lincoln, MA): Penmaen Press Limited, (1979).. (1979).. Fine. - Octavo, cream paper covered boards title in gilt on the spine in a pictorial dust wrapper. The boards are slightly bumped. There is some light soiling to the dust jacket & its spine & extremities are somewhat darkened. x & pages 11-[45] plus colophon. Cover illustration, 1 full-page illustration & 5 half-page head-pieces in black & white by Michael McCurdy. Fine in a very good dust wrapper.

Limited edition of 1,000 copies, printed by Penelope Reid and Michael McCurdy with typography by McCurdy.

Inscribed by McCurdy on the half-title: "This copy of [title] For ..... ..... with best wishes. / Michael McCurdy / Dec. 1980".

A translation of short stories in Old Norse Icelandic of encounters between the fiercely independent Icelanders, Vikings formerly from Norway, and the dominating Norwegian monarch King Harald Sigurdsson the Tyrant who ruled from 1047 to 1066, when he was defeated by King Harold Godwinsson of England.

Laid in is a folded Penmaen Press catalog. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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120 (McMullan, Jim). Dudintsev, Vladimir A NEW YEAR'S TALE
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1960. 1960. Good Signed
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1960.. 1960.. Good. INSCRIBED BY JIM MCMULLAN - Octavo, white cloth in a pictorial dust wrapper by Jim McMullan. The extremities of the binding are darkened. The dust jacket is foxed with the panels soiled & darkened & a short tear to the top edge of the rear panel. The head & tail of the jacket spine are chipped. 61 pages. 5 black-and-white plates by Jim McMullen. There is light foxing to the endpapers. Good.

First American edition.

Inscribed by the illustrator on the title page: "For..... / who knows how to embarrass me with the sins of my past. --Jim McMullan / Summer 1989".

Jim McMullan is an internationally acclaimed artist who has designed more than fifty posters for Lincoln Center Theater. He has also created illustrations for every major American magazine. With his wife Kate, he has created many award-winning children's books. In 2010 he illustrated the best-selling Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies.

Translated by Gabriella Azrael. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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