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. .
First edition, 24.5 x 18cm, in publisher’s reddish-brown sand-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt decorations, title, and dogwood floral motifs to covers & spine & sunken turquoise panels to covers (all designed by Albert Warren).Binder’s ticket (W. Bone & Son; Ball 17D) to rear pastedown, 251 [xiv] red-ruled pp. with decorative gilt, red, blue and sepia frontis and titlepage, 8 gilt-decorated plates, numerous in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels, & red-decorated initials & ornaments by P. Hundley thrroughout. 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 for its design, based on Aldine models in the shape of a Persian “saddle book,” as for 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.