Recent Additions: 10

    Recently added to the Roger and Marlene Peattie Collection

    Doyle, Richard. In Fairyland. A Series of Pictures From the Elf-World. London, Longmans, Green, Reader, & Dyer, 1870.

    With a Poem by William Allingham. Folio. Original green boards, titles and illustration to upper board gilt, decorations to spine gilt, all edges gilt. 16 colour plates, painted by Doyle, engraved by Edmund Evans. First edition of one of the masterpieces of Victorian colour printing.


    Houghton, Arthur Boyd, et. al. The Spirit of Praise. London: F. Warne & Co., n.d. [1866].

    First edition, 24.5 x 18cm (4to), in publisher's reddish-brown sand-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt decorations, title, & dogwood floral motifs to covers & spine & sunken turquoise panels to covers (all designed by Albert Warren), bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s w/binder's ticket (W. Bone & Son; Ball 17D) to rear pastedown, 251 [xiv] red-ruled pp. w/decorative gilt, red, blue & sepia frontis & titlepage, 8 gilt-decorated plates, numerous in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels, & red-decorated initials & ornaments by P. Hundley thru-out. Printed at the Camden Press, London. “The most ornate of the 'Dalziel's Fine Art Books."


    Gray, John. Silverpoints. London, Elkin Mathews & John Lane. 1893

    First edition, number 215 of 250 copies on paper water-marked Van Gelder. Original green cloth designed by Charles Ricketts. The quintessential nineties slim book of verse at once attracted attention, as much by its design, based on Aldine models in the shape of a Persian "saddle book" as by its contents.


    Wilde, Oscar. The Sphinx. London Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1894.

    First edition. 4to. (8.8 x 6.9 inches). One of only 200 copies published for England. Printed, in 3 colours on hand made paper. Illustrated with 9 full page, and one half page, engravings by Ricketts. Both boards feature full gilt decorations by Ricketts. Decorative initials.


    Recenty added to the Anne and Kevin Major Collection

    Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. engravings by Barry Moser, [West Hatfield, Massachusetts] Pennyroyal Press, 1982

    The finest Pennyroyal Press edition of this modern press books. On Pulegium paper made especially for the Pennyroyal Press and signed by the artist, this is #203/350.

    Printed in black with the sub-titles, chapter numbers and titles all printed in blue and the calligraphic title (designed by G.G. Laurens) and marginal glosses all printed in red, Barry Moser's wonderful wood-engravings throughout the text, a number full-page, and one (an engraving of Alice) a folding tipped-in plate printed on a tinted ground, 2 of the wood engravings printed in the outer margins in blue and red and an engraving of the key printed in gold, on the opposing page is an engraving of the bottle with the `Drink Me' label printed in black, blue, green and red, the large initial `A' at the beginning of the text designed by Laurens and engraved and hand coloured in gold by Barry Moser.

    With a portfolio of the engravings, being an extra suite, each printed on a separate sheet measuring 425 x 280 mm and initialled in pencil by Barry Moser, together with the note to the reader concerning the cracking of the wood blocks; all enclosed in a pale grey canvas portfolio.


    Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Illustrated by Barry Moser. Foreword by Henry Nash Smith. West Hatfield, [Massachusetts]: Printed by Harold McGrath. , 1985.

    Centenary Edition. Limited to 350 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being number 62. Printed on Mohawk Letterpress, accompanied with an additional unsigned suite of the prints by Barry Moser, all encased in a linen chemise. Large quarto. xxii, 419 pp. Forty-nine wood engravings by Barry Moser. Publisher's full green morocco gilt by E. Gray Parrot. Triple gilt-rule borders on covers, with the dates 1885-1985 stamped in gilt within roundel in center of upper cover. Spine lettered in gilt, with paste paper endsheets by David Bourbeau. The text used for this project was taken from the Mark Twain Project at the Bancroft Library.


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