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Leila, Donleavy, J. P.
1 Donleavy, J. P. Leila
Franklin, Pennsylvania Franklin Library 1983 First Limited Edition Leather Fine 
Limited Edition Franklin Press 1983. From the Donald S. Olsen collection. A very fine copy in brown leather with gilt lettering to spine and gilt decorations to the front board. Unread condition. Opened only for the signature. From a recent Bonham's and Butterfields auction with the auction tag still laid in. Gilt page edges all around and a silk place marker. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns. All of the custom Franklin Press attributes. A most collectable copy. Will be shipped Priority at media mail prices. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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Peter Ibbetson, Du Maurier, George
2 Du Maurier, George Peter Ibbetson
New York Heritage Press 1963 First Limited Edition Decorated Cloth Fine Slipcased George Du Maurier 
LEC. 1930 Printed by R. Coulouma--Paris. Special Wood Cut Illustrations by Frans Masereel and signed by him on a special limitations page at the end of volume II. This is copy #1470 out of 1,500 published. This 2 vol. set is in absolutely fine condition. Hard paper wraps nicely covered with tissue guard--no tears or scratches--remarkable for 80 years of age. A coveted LEC title--hard to find in this condition. Uncut pages. Velin de arches paper. All of the finest elements of bookmaking from the 1930's. The hard board slipcase for this title is almost always found tattered and taped together in pieces--as is the case for this copy. Priced accordingly. A great collectable 2 vol. set. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard (Signed by Illustrator), Gray, Thomas
3 Gray, Thomas Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard (Signed by Illustrator)
London Limited Editions Club 1938 First LEC Hardcover Fine Slipcased Agnes Miller Parker 
An exquisite copy of the 1938 Limited Editions Club copy of this very famous Elegy--this is copy 1165 of only 1,500 copies produced. This edition is designed by Robert Ashwin Maynard and printed at The Raven Press at Alperton Middlesex. This copy is signed by the illustrator Agnes Miller Parker--and the illustrations were taken from drawings first done at the same Churchyard where Thomas Gray sat and mused over the Elegy in the 18th Century. This copy is in fine condition with the original plastic like covering protected the cover and enclosed in a slipcase. The slipcase is in near fine condition without any edgewear but with a little light discoloration to one panel--or would also be fine. Hard to find this title in an LEC publication on the internet. Of course, beautifully produced in the usual quality of the Limited Editions Club with handmade paper. A very collectible copy. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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Kwaidan, Hearns, Lafcadio
4 Hearns, Lafcadio Kwaidan
Tokyo Limited Editions Club 1932 First Limited Decorative Silki Very Good Slipcased--Handmade Silk Yasumasa, Fujita 
Limited edition of 1,500 copies published in 1932 for the Limited Editions Club and signed with seal and chop by the Japanese illustrator on a special limitations page. This is copy 109. A beautifully produced book in decorative silk covers--of popular Japanese stories of the afterlife. Gold silk with gilt decorations and black lettering. The spine is bound Japanese style with gilt top edge. Decorative wood cut prints and decorated pastedowns and endpapers. Just a lovely hand made book by the famous Japanese Shimbi Shoin in Tokyo. This copy is in very good condition. The front and back silk covered boards are fine. There is some darkening to a couple of the interior pages and to where the ink from the color woodcuts has transferred to the opposite page. There is also a light damp stain to the upper part of the pages--although it doesn't take away much from the overall look of the book. Original tissue guard covering title page is still in place. Includes the original silk covered hard board slipcase which originally surrounded the book--which is in a darker gold color with paper labels indicating the book was produced by the Shimbi Shoin and the copy number 109. This slipcase is held together with silk thread and shell bone. Altogether a lovely example of how a Japanese book can come close to being a work of art in itself. Digital pics available upon request. 
Price: 305.00 USD
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Peer Gynt (Limited Editions Club), Ibsen, Henrik
5 Ibsen, Henrik Peer Gynt (Limited Editions Club)
Oslo, Norway Limited Editions Club 1955 First Limited Edition Decorative Cloth Fine Slipcased-Very Good Per Krohg 
Limited Editions Club. This is copy #426 of only 1,500 produced. A stunning fine copy in a near fine matching slipcase with only light rubbing and edgewear. Camel colored cloth spine with front and rear decorated boards of a green forest motif--a stunning pattern--digital pics available upon request. Obtained at a recent Bonham's and Butterfield's auction of LEC material. Top stained in a matching camel color--beautifully unfaded. Signed and numbered by the illustrator in Oslo for the LEC. 4to 315 pp and an appendix. One of the more desirable LEC titles and authors. Translated into English. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Ramona (Limited Editions Club), Jackson, Helen Hunt
6 Jackson, Helen Hunt Ramona (Limited Editions Club)
Los Angeles Limited Editions Club 1959 First Limited Edition Decorative Cloth Fine Slipcased-Fine Everett Jackson 
Limited Editions Club. Fine in a fine slipcase. Copy #1116 of 1500. Beautifully made with multi-colored fabric--interwoven to look like Indian beads--coinciding with the American Indian story and themes. Signed by the illustrator on a special limitations page at the end--as is typical of all LEC publications. This copy is absolutely flawless. Paper label is untouched and unfaded. Very collectable copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Three Men In A Boat, Jerome, Jerome K.
7 Jerome, Jerome K. Three Men In A Boat
Ipswich Limited Editions Club 1975 First Limited Decorative Cloth Fine Near Fine Slipcase Griffiths, John 
One of only 2,000 copies produced for members of the Limited Editions Club. This is copy number 882 and is signed by the illustrator on a special limitations page in the verso. Decorated pastedowns and endpapers. Multi-colored striped decorative cloth boards. Gilt titling to the spine. Fine condition in a near fine slipcase that shows only minor toning from age--the book itself appears to have been never opened. A fine collectable copy. Three Men In A Boat was first published in 1889. The geographical locations in England are still there--but gone forever is the silence threaded only by bird calls and the rippling of the river--the sweet landscape that was then typically English--one thing for sure--this is still a great read--a fun read--and quite a collectable publication from LEC. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Rivals, Sheridan, Richard
8 Sheridan, Richard The Rivals
London Limited Editions Club 1953 First Limited Edition Cloth Fine Slipcased--Near Fine Sussan, Rene Brinsley 
Printed for members of The Limited Editions Club 1953. Signed by illustrator--this is copy #98 of only 1500 produced by the Curwen Press London. 12 beautiful color copper plates by the illustrator--all covered with tissue guard. Fine copy in yellow cloth in a near fine green slipcase that has only been slightly faded at spine and around the edges. A collectable copy. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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A Child's Garden of Verses, Stevenson, Robert Louis
9 Stevenson, Robert Louis A Child's Garden of Verses
New York Heritage Press 1944 First Decorative Cloth Fine Fine 
Heritage Press by permission of Limited Editions Club 1944. Fine in a fine unclipped dustjacket. Red cloth with gilt lettering and illustrated decorations to front panel. Illustrated endpapers and pastedowns. Original $3.00 price still on dustjacket flap. Excellent color and B&W illustrations throughout. Stained endpapers all around. A very collectable Heritage Press edition of RLS classic--protected in Brodart and in fantastic condition. 112 pp. Includes chapters "A Child's Garden of Verses", "The Child Alone", "Garden Days", and "Envoys". Introduction by RLS. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Treasure Island, Stevenson, Robert Louis
10 Stevenson, Robert Louis Treasure Island
New York Limited Editions Club 1941 First Blue Denim Cloth Fine Slipcased Wilson, Edward 
A handsome fine copy--number 1,040 of only 1,500 produced for the Limited Editions Club on flexible blue denim cloth with burgundy and gilt paper label to the spine. Just slightly faded spine--age toned--otherwise a very fine copy. Printed on custom paper with illustrations by Edward Wilson, including a signed lithograph of "The Captain". Uncut foredge papers. Custom made throughout. Yellow slipcase is water stained on the front edge and has minor edgewear---Very Good- only. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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