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Auction Description for Stair: Rare Books, Autographs, Prints & Photographs
Auction Description:
Rare Books, Autographs, Prints & Photographs
Viewing Notes:
4th October 11am to 5pm. 5th October 12 noon to 5pm. 6th, 7th & 8th October 10am to 5pm. 9th October 10am to 6pm. Day of sale 9am to 11am.
Sale Notes:
While we gladly accept telephone and absentee bids, we must insist that they are arranged by facsimile by 5pm the Friday before the sale.Information: 518-751-1000 www.stairgalleries.com

Rare Books, Autographs, Prints & Photographs

(243 Lots)

by Stair Galleries


243 lots | 242 with images

October 10, 2008

549 Warren Street

Hudson, NY, 12534 USA

Phone: 518 751 1000

Fax: 518 751 1010

Email: information@stairgalleries.com

(CRIES OF CHINA) CONSTANT, SAMUEL

Lot 1: (CRIES OF CHINA) CONSTANT, SAMUEL "CALLS SOUNDS

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Description: (CRIES OF CHINA) CONSTANT, SAMUEL "CALLS SOUNDS AND MERCHANDISE OF THE PEKING STREET PEDDLERS" PEKING (THE CAMEL BELL) (1936). FIRST EDITION, 8VO : Originally a master's thesis. Illustrated with offset color plates and photographs. Bound in decorative fabric covered boards. Housed in a damaged slip case. 54 different peddlers are described with text and an illustration. A few pages creased - else fine.

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(1 OF 325) DE LA MARE, WALTER

Lot 2: (1 OF 325) DE LA MARE, WALTER "DOWN-ADOWN-DERRY -

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Description: (1 OF 325) DE LA MARE, WALTER "DOWN-ADOWN-DERRY - A BOOK OF FAIRY POEMS" LONDON, 1922. FIRST EDITION, SMALL 4TO : One of 325 copies signed by de la Mare. Illustrated by Dorothy Lathrop with three color plates and numerous black and white plates. Binding - full gilt pictorial vellum. Very minor soiling to gilt. Scarce in this edition.

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DETMOLD, EDWARD (ILLUS)

Lot 3: DETMOLD, EDWARD (ILLUS) "THE FABLES OF AESOP"

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Description: DETMOLD, EDWARD (ILLUS) "THE FABLES OF AESOP" LONDON (HODDER AND STOUGHTON) CA 1909, 4TO : Illustrated by Edward Detmold with 23 mounted color plates. Pictorial endpapers. Brown gilt pictorial cloth. A few small marks on the spine. Very nice copy.

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DETMOLD, EDWARD (ILLUS) MAETERLINCK, MAURICE

Lot 4: DETMOLD, EDWARD (ILLUS) MAETERLINCK, MAURICE

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Description: DETMOLD, EDWARD (ILLUS) MAETERLINCK, MAURICE "HOURS OF GLADNESS" LONDON AND NY (1912). 4TO : Illustrated with 20 tipped-in color plates by Detmold. Large paper copy. Original gilt pictorial cloth, slightly soiled.

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DETMOLD, EDWARD (ILLUS)

Lot 5: DETMOLD, EDWARD (ILLUS) "OUR LITTLE NEIGHBORS"

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Description: DETMOLD, EDWARD (ILLUS) "OUR LITTLE NEIGHBORS" LONDON, (MILFORD) CA 1921. 4TO : Illustrated by Edward Detmold with eleven mounted color plates. Gilt lettered cream boards with pictorial inlay. Light soiling on boards.

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