Aeneid by Virgil – Limited Edition 2010. Virgil’s masterpiece, The Aeneid, was written in Latin between 29 and 19 BC. It is a 10,000 line poem describing the voyage of the Trojan Aeneas from Troy (in modern northwest Turkey) to Rome. It is divided into twelve books divided into six each for the meandering voyage and the battles against the Latins. Aeneas was also a character in the Iliad. The Folio Society limited edition of 1750 copies was translated by Robert Fagles and is illustrated with 17 bound-in color plates taken from wall paintings illustrating the story found in Pompeii and Herculaneum. The 512 page book has map endpapers of the voyage printed black on mid-brown, making them rather hard to read. There is a 43 page introduction by Bernard Knox, a 15 page postscript by the translator, a bibliography, a genealogical table of the Royal House of Greece and Troy, an extensive bibliography, numerous notes and a comprehensive glossary. Bound in sumptuous red-brown Nigerian goatskin, it is blocked in black on all sides with a pattern, the front and spine with gilt highlights. The page tops are gilt and there is a brown ribbon page marker. The thick paper is Cordier Wove. The brown Solander case is gold titled on the spine and measures 28.1×20.5cm.
This is a signed copy of “The Second Coming” by Walker Percy. The book has some special attributes, which includes being a limited edition and signed by the author. The book is in excellent condition and has been well taken care of. It’s a great addition for any book collector or anyone who appreciates modern fiction. Don’t miss out on the chance to own this piece of literary history.
This is a signed copy of “Portnoy’s Complaint” by Phillip Roth. The book has some special attributes, which includes being a limited edition and signed by the author. The book is in excellent condition and has been well taken care of. It’s a great addition for any book collector or anyone who appreciates modern fiction. Don’t miss out on the chance to own this piece of literary history.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery, Le Petit Prince (Gallimard: 1950). Limited edition illustrated copy.
The Book of the Flower Fairies by Cicely M Barker 1st edition 1927 Compilation.
“Ein Traumerlebnis, ” by Frans Masereel, published by Hauswedell, Germany, 1986, 52 pages, small folio-size hardcover bound in deep red linen with debossed illustration, housed inside sand-colored thick paper slipcase, 13″ by 10″. Limited edition of 600. Posthumous publication of an obscure Masereel wordless story – a children’s fantasy composed of 25 full-page drawings illustrating a boy’s dream as he travels from Arctic lands fo the big city. Beautifully printed and designed – a wonderful book. Both book and slipcase in fine condition.
BOOK,’Micomicana’ by Norman Lindsay. Melbourne University Press, 1979. Large, thick folio (395mm tall) bound in gilt-decorated calf by the Dove Bindery, Melbourne, in a decorated & felt-lined clamshell box, illustrated endpapers, 292pp. Profusely illustrated with Norman Lindsay illustrations. Limited to 527 copies signed by Jane Lindsay (the artist’s daughter), this is out of series. A charming series of illustrated humorous stories by Lindsay, published ten years after the artist’s death. A large and handsome deluxe edition in fine condition. A series of cheerful, bawdy short stories, placed in a fantasy country called Pattipanonia, the dukedom of the Duke of Fanfrolico, the capital of which is the town of Cathcrumpet. Signed by Jane Lindsay. Remains unnumbered by her. Hand bound in Australian calf hide. 394mm X 288mm X 42mm. Weight – 3.0kg. Book in good condition. Very clean inside with no issues. A couple of small marks to back cover. Light wear to top of spine – see pic 10. I will endeavour to highlight major imperfections in the item description, and within the photographs. Many of my items are of an old age and may have picked up minor marks and flaws. These should be generally expected. The photographs form part of the item description, therefore you are invited to both read all of the description, and view all of the photographs. There may be colour variations between your screen and the actual colour of the object. Total colour accuracy is not guaranteed. I don’t pretend to be an expert on the items I sell. If you are interested in something, you probably know more about it than I do. Therefore, if I have missed something from the description, or misdescribed something, it is unintentional so please let me know. If you have a question, please get in touch. The sooner the better! All items are sent using a tracked service. UK customers have a choice of two or more postal options, so please choose the option that suits your needs. Collections are not possible as I list for several sellers. The item is not kept at the address on the listing and may be being posted from many miles away. I reserve the right to upgrade the carrier and/or service at my own cost. If you want an idea of postal costs, please get in touch and I will weigh all items including packaging and give you a quote. Norman Lindsay MICOMICANA Signed by Jane Ltd Edition Reprint Calf Bound Boxed. Light wear to top of spine – see pic.
One collection of scarce items of Former Ambassador. Alexander Wilbourne Weddell and a Limited Edition book describing his his Residence. The Virginia House in Henrico County near Richmond, Virginia. Book: A Description of the Virginia House, Limited Edition, #44 of 350. 2 Signed 1946 Photos, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, Virginia and Alexander Weddell. 1 business card Mr. 1 Christmas Card signed by Alex. 3 1947 postcards to Anne Currier written and signed/initialled AWW by Alexander Wilbourne Weddell. 1 Virgina House postcard, ass. 1948 signed by Elizabeth Wright Weddell. 10+ assortment of Newspaper Clippings to the event of the Accident. And Death of Virginia and Alexander Wilbourne Weddell, memorials, and funeral procession. The condition of the photos and the signed items is very good. The newspaper clippings show common age browning. The leather book shows heavy outer wear, the interior pages are clean. The introduction is signed A & V. The book has the name Anne Currier on the front blank page. The book appears to be in part hand colored. And by all appearance this could be an individual hand coloring. Rather than a publisher produced hand coloring. Please view the attached photos for more details.