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Rare Books, Prints, Original Art and Photographs

by Stair Galleries

Platinum House

186 lots | 184 with images

April 24, 2008

549 Warren Street

Hudson, NY, 12534 USA

Phone: 518 751 1000

Fax: 518 751 1010

Email: information@stairgalleries.com

(WATERCOLOR ON IVORY) TAYLOR, THEODORE

Lot 1: (WATERCOLOR ON IVORY) TAYLOR, THEODORE "THACKERAY

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Description: (WATERCOLOR ON IVORY) TAYLOR, THEODORE "THACKERAY - THE HUMORIST AND MAN OF LETTERS" LONDON, 1869. 1ST EDITION, THICK 8VO. Illustrated including an albumen print portrait of Thackeray. Extra - illustrated with black and white portraits and scenes applicable to Thackeray's life and work. Binding Full green morocco by Root. Front board and spine faded to brown. Portrait on ivory of Thackeray inlaid on the front board. Housed in a 1/2 morocco slipcase. Fine copy.

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(ARMORIAL BINDING) MOZZINELLI, ALESSANDRO

Lot 2: (ARMORIAL BINDING) MOZZINELLI, ALESSANDRO "UFFIZIA

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Description: (ARMORIAL BINDING) MOZZINELLI, ALESSANDRO "UFFIZIA DELLA B.V. MARIA" ROME, 1783. 8VO. 3 engraved titles, 10 plates, and engraved head and tail pieces. Binding contemporary deep red morocco armorial binding with a central crest and gilt crown overhead. Elaborate gilt florals, leaves and urns. Heavily gilt spine.

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(INLAID BINDING)

Lot 3: (INLAID BINDING) "THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM"

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Description: (INLAID BINDING) "THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM" LONDON (ROUTLEDGE) (1896). 8VO. 12 handcolored plates by Gilbert James. Binding inlaid binding by Bayntun. Central panel of olive morocco with the figure of a woman drinking wine inlaid with red, purple and tan leather and gilt jewelry. Panel surrounded by inlaid ruby vines and grape bunches within gilt. Spine has 5 panels with large ruby grape leaves and bunches of grapes. Minor browning around the edges. A beautiful binding.

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(BINDING/SILVER DECORATION)

Lot 4: (BINDING/SILVER DECORATION) "THE HOLY BIBLE"

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Description: (BINDING/SILVER DECORATION) "THE HOLY BIBLE" LONDON (BILL AND PARKER) 1676. 12 MO. General title page, title pages for the New Testament, and "Whole Book of Psalms" all dated 1676 but psalms with a different publisher. All edges gilt. Binding contemporary red morocco. Tooled gilt rules and decoration on each board. Four silver corners on each board. Rectangular silver piece in center of each board with hammered designs. Front piece engraved with the name Gilbert Taylor. Large chips at top of spine. Chips along spine edges. Dig at top of front board.

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Lot 4A: (HOLLOWAY BINDING) JACQUEMART, JULES "GEMMES ET

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Description: (HOLLOWAY BINDING) JACQUEMART, JULES "GEMMES ET JOYAUX DE LA COURONNE" PARIS, 1865. FOLIO. 30 engraved plates of crown jewels in the Louvre. Binding morocco extra by Holloway. Heavily gilt designed borders with 30 lines of rules and florals. Gilt spine.

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