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Sermons., BROWN, Thomas.
1 BROWN, Thomas. Sermons.
Edinburgh: Printed by J. Ritchie ... 1828. 1828 
8vo. viii, 541, [3] pp. Errata leaf. Original black blind-stamped morocco, 5 raised bands, elaborate blind-stamped spine with gilt title, a.e.g., bound by Alexander Banks, Jr., Edinburgh, with his binder’s label; rubbed. Very good. WITH A STUNNING THREE-WAY GOLF FORE-EDGE PAINTING, painted by Martin Frost with his initials in the painting; painted in 1995. The three separate scenes are stunning in their beauty. Fore-edge: A match at the Royal and Ancient Course, St. Andrews, Scotland. Top-edge: A lady golfer troubled by a strong wind around her hat. Base-edge: A gentleman golfer in full swing. [kMW] 
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The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. Second edition, revised. Eighth thousand. With illustrations., DARWIN, Charles.
2 DARWIN, Charles. The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. Second edition, revised. Eighth thousand. With illustrations.
London: John Murray, 1893. 1893 
Two volumes. Small 8vo. xiv, 473, [1]; x, 495, [1] pp. Illus., index. Original full deep red morocco, stamped in gilt, a.e.g., by J. Low, Binder Bookplate of Alice Hillingdon [plate sign W.P.B.]; Award-plate mounted on front pastedown, “The Daniel Reardon Prize ... to Mr. Frederick Hindle ... to Mr. Frederick George Hindle, of Darwen, April 1899.” A bit rubbed; very good +. RARE DELUXE FORM OF THE DARWIN VOLUMES. With a hand-painted watercolor hidden under the fanned edges of these volumes one finds: [I] a vertical scene, bisected with two vignettes, one being a portrait of “Darwin in 1840” and the other a view of the HMS Beagle – the surrounding areas being a hand-painted continuation of the marbled endleaves, painted onto the fanned fore-edge. [II]: vertical views containing two vignettes: a portrait of “Darwin in 1880” and the other a view of Down House, Darwin’s home. Painted, England, ca. 1990s. PROVENANCE: Frederick George Hindle (1848–1925), Liberal Party politician in the United Kingdom, served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Darwen, Lancashire (January 1910 - December 1910). Lady Alice Hillingdon was married to Charles Mills, 2nd Baron Hillingdon, from 1886; her portrait was made by Frank Dicksee in 1905. 
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Lettres de Mademoiselle de Lespinasse avec une notice biographique par Jules Janin., LESPINASSE, Julie de (1732-1776).
3 LESPINASSE, Julie de (1732-1776). Lettres de Mademoiselle de Lespinasse avec une notice biographique par Jules Janin.
Paris: Amyot, [1847]. 1847 Signed
Small 8vo. [2], 595 pp. Half-title. Original full dark green gilt-stamped morocco, a.e.g. The noteworthy endleaves are elaborately blind-embossed; corners showing, rubbed. The publisher’s rubber-stamp guarantee is found on the verso of the half-title. Foxed throughout. Very good. With a fore-edge painting of the “Château de Coppet,” painted by Steven S. Clair Smallwood – pinxit, Quincimenetto ... Italie, XI/MMIII. [November 2003], signed. Born to poverty and illegitimately, Julie de Lespinasse is best-known today for these letters, first published in 1809, which offer accounts of two tragic love affairs. 
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Ancient Spanish Ballads; Historical and Romantic. Translated, with notes, ... a new edition, revised. With numerous illustrations from drawings by Williams Allan, David Roberts, William Simon, Henry Warren, C.E. Aubrey, and William Harvey. The borders and ornamental vignettes by Owen Jones, Architect., LOCKHART, John Gibson. (trans.); Owen JONES.
4 LOCKHART, John Gibson. (trans.); Owen JONES. Ancient Spanish Ballads; Historical and Romantic. Translated, with notes, ... a new edition, revised. With numerous illustrations from drawings by Williams Allan, David Roberts, William Simon, Henry Warren, C.E. Aubrey, and William Harvey. The borders and ornamental vignettes by Owen Jones, Architect.
London: John Murray, 1842. 1842 Signed
Printed by Vizetelly Brothers and Co. Small folio. [242] pp. Illustrated with numerous engravings by various artists and color decorative boarders by Owen Jones. Contemporary red blind and gilt-stamped morocco, all edges gilt, by Remnant and Edmonds [binders, signed on rear fly-leaf]; some neat repairs to upper joint. Bookplate and stamps from the Brooklyn Public Library, their spine call number and perforated title. Very good. With a marvelous fore-edge painting of “Gibraltar” painted by the “Dover” painter, associated with Marks & Co., ca. 1928. The “Black Gibraltar’s giant rocks” are part of the poem called “Count Arnaldos” found within the text. See: Weber, Jeff, Annotated Dictionary of Fore-edge Painting Artists & Binders, pp. 98-103. 
Price: 800.00 USD
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The Wanderer of Switzerland and other poems. The eighth edition., MONTGOMERY, James.
5 MONTGOMERY, James. The Wanderer of Switzerland and other poems. The eighth edition.
London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. 1819 Signed
12mo. [iv], 167, [1] pp. Original full green straight-grained morocco, gilt-tooled borders, five raised bands, elaborately gilt spine, all edges gilt, rouge endleaves. Some foxing, but near fine. Provenance: Inscribed: Mary Harvey from her sincere & attached friend, Margt. Shaw Stewart (d.1880?). Added signature of B.A. Harvey, 1889. With a beautifully painted scene of Lake Geneva, and Château de Chillon, after an aquatint by Anton Winterlin, with the initials of the artist, Martin Frost, in the far right corner of the scene. Painted ca. 1985/86. See: Weber, Jeff, Annotated Dictionary of Fore-edge Painting Artists & Binders, pp. 151-3. 
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Songs, Ballads, and Sacred Songs., MOORE, Thomas.
6 MOORE, Thomas. Songs, Ballads, and Sacred Songs.
London: Longmans, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849. 1849 
Small 8vo. [iv], 284 pp. Title vignette. Original full dark green morocco, dual gilt-rules surround, spine massed in gilt, a.e.g.; joints weak. Bookplate of Edward Thomas King. Good. With a fore-edge painting showing a view of the Ganges River, with temple, Asia. Painted ca.1980-1995. PAINTED (NOT SIGNED) BY DON NOBLE. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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The Table-Talk of John Shelden. With a biographical preface and notes by S. W. Singer., SHELDEN, John.
7 SHELDEN, John. The Table-Talk of John Shelden. With a biographical preface and notes by S. W. Singer.
London: John Russell Smith, 1856. 1856 
Small 8vo. xciii, 170 pp. Half title, engraved frontispiece, decorative initials. Original full dark green blind-ruled morocco, raised bands, gilt title, a.e.g. Very good. With a fore-edge painting of the “Port of London.” 
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Enoch Arden., TENNYSON, Alfred.
8 TENNYSON, Alfred. Enoch Arden.
London: Edward Moxon, 1867. 1867 
Small 8vo. [iv], 178 pp. Original full red gilt-stamped morocco, bands, a.e.g.; rubbed. Lightly foxed. Very good. With a fore-edge painting showing a whaling scene, with the whale open-jawed, tearing apart by small craft, with three men in peril, painted by Don Noble (unsigned). 
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Paintings Under Gold. Catalogue Eight., WEBER RARE BOOKS, Jeff.
9 WEBER RARE BOOKS, Jeff. Paintings Under Gold. Catalogue Eight.
Glendale: 1990. 1990 
8vo. Illustrations, color tipped-in photo. Gold wrappers. Features the Msgr. Francis J. Weber fore-edge collection as well as other additions. Fully illustrated. Out-of-print. 
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The Hidden Book Decoration: Fore-edge Painting.  Catalogue 134., WEBER RARE BOOKS, Jeff.
10 WEBER RARE BOOKS, Jeff. The Hidden Book Decoration: Fore-edge Painting. Catalogue 134.
Glendale & Los Angeles: Jeff Weber Rare Books, 2007. 2007 Signed
8vo. [40] pp. Fully illustrated. Color pictorial wrappers. New. Lists, illustrates and describes about 70 fore-edge paintings. Featured are some very unusual John T. Beer signed fore-edge paintings. 
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A Thousand and One Fore-Edge Paintings. With Notes on the Artists, Bookbinders, Publishers, and Other Men and Women Connected with the History of a Curious Art., WEBER, Carl J.
11 WEBER, Carl J. A Thousand and One Fore-Edge Paintings. With Notes on the Artists, Bookbinders, Publishers, and Other Men and Women Connected with the History of a Curious Art.
Waterville, Maine: Colby College Press, 1949. 1949 Signed
Series: Colby College Monograph No. 16. Large 8vo. xvi, 194 pp. 24 illustrations, index. Original blue-green buckram, dust-jacket; jacket edges a bit worn, cellophane tape applied to head of jacket spine. Signed by the author’s grandson, Jeff Weber. Very good. LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies printed by the Anthoensen Press. The first published history of fore-edge painting, this text was written by an English professor (my grandfather) who brought his love of English literature to offer some added interest to this unique field of book decoration. The edition contains within the important inventory of 1,001 specimens of fore-edge painting arranged roughly in chronological order. The sources of those specimens were taken from public and private collections, most notably the Doheny collection. 
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Fore-edge Painting. A historical survey of a curious art ..., WEBER, Carl J.
12 WEBER, Carl J. Fore-edge Painting. A historical survey of a curious art ...
New York: Harvey House, 1966. 1966 Signed
8vo. Tipped-in color plates, monochrome illustrations, bibliography, index. Cloth, dust-jacket. Signed by the author's grandson, Jeff Weber. Very good. SECOND EDITION. Re-written largely using examples from the publisher's own personal collection, Zola E. Harvey's books were of considerable interest, but not as early as the Doheny Collection. The Harvey collection sold at Swann Galleries a few years ago. 
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Portfolio of 25 Fore-edge Paintings., WEBER, Jeff.
13 WEBER, Jeff. Portfolio of 25 Fore-edge Paintings.
Los Angeles: Jeff Weber Rare Books 2012 hardcover Oblong 4to. [26] pp. Color illustrations throughout. Black cloth, pictorial dust-jacket. NEW. 
Los Angeles:: Jeff Weber Rare Books. 2012. hardcover. Oblong 4to. [26] pp. Color illustrations throughout. Black cloth,. pictorial dust-jacket. NEW.. LIMITED EDITION of 50 copies. Essentially this is a supplement to the authors 2010 book on fore-edge painting artists and binders which was issued in an edition of 1,000 copies. There was a special deluxe edition of 25 copies with paintings by three different artists. The three artists who contributed to the edition were Margaret Allport (Costa), Clare Brooksbank, and Martin Frost. These are the finest fore-edge artists in the world today and they have painted some remarkable scenes for the deluxe issue of Webers book. This portfolio reproduces the 25 paintings commissioned, in number order. Each artist was asked to paint something special and/or something relating to fore-edge paintings. The surface of the new book was large enough to allow for any scene to be painted. On one scene Frost painted a mirrored reflection of himself. On another scene Allport painted a scene of children climbing up a ladder to enter into a book-world, shelved as a library book, but in fact a fantasy world of imagination. She also painted an extraordinary scene of imps and elves coming into her world as an artist painting a fore-edge, buy she had fallen asleep and while dreaming they were making a mess of her paints and brushes! Brooksbank showed her extraordinary talent to paint Pre- Raphaelite scenes that were both romantic and inspirational, each taken from paintings. She also painted three erotic scenes, the authors favorite being a scene of two Japanese lovers, fully clothed, lying beside each other, his hand directly up her kimono, and her hand outstretched holding a book that is fanned and showing a fore-edge painting! This portfolio celebrates the art made today by some highly talented artists. . . 
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Paintings Under Gold at Stanford., WEBER, L. Jefferson and David C. WEBER.
14 WEBER, L. Jefferson and David C. WEBER. Paintings Under Gold at Stanford.
Stanford: Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, 1983. 1983 
253 x 172 mm. [8] pp. Illus., some in color. Printed wrappers. Very good. Reprinted from The Imprint of the Stanford Libraries Associates volume ix, number 2, October 1983. 
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The New Week’s Preparation for a worthy receiving of the Lords Supper. As recommended and appointed by the Church of England: consisting of meditations and prayers for the morning and evening of every day in the week, with forms of examination and confessions of sins and a companion at the altar ... Holy Sacrament. To which are added a morning and evening prayer for the closet or family., [Bible; Lord’s Supper]
15 [Bible; Lord’s Supper] The New Week’s Preparation for a worthy receiving of the Lords Supper. As recommended and appointed by the Church of England: consisting of meditations and prayers for the morning and evening of every day in the week, with forms of examination and confessions of sins and a companion at the altar ... Holy Sacrament. To which are added a morning and evening prayer for the closet or family.
London: Printed for W. Bent, [1808]. 1808 Signed
Small 8vo. [iv], viii, 142; 144 pp. Engraved frontispiece. Contemporary full red straight-grained morocco, all edges gilt, [for] Sotheran, London. Near fine. Provenance: Ownership signatures of Caroline Heathcote; L. Jackman. With a fore-edge painting by Martin Frost of Westminster Abbey, signed with his initials in the lower right corner of the painting. Probably painted ca. 1985/86. See: Weber, Jeff, Annotated Dictionary of Fore-edge Painting Artists & Binders, pp. 151-3. 
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La Sainte Bible qui contient le Vieux et le Nouveau Testament, revue sur les originaux ..., [Bible] MARTIN, David.
16 [Bible] MARTIN, David. La Sainte Bible qui contient le Vieux et le Nouveau Testament, revue sur les originaux ...
Genève, 1820. 1820 
Two volumes in one. [5 ¼ inches]. Small 12mo. [2], 985, [1]; [2], 319, [1] pp. Original full burgundy straight-grained morocco, a.e.g. Early ink inscription, Isabella Blake from his affectionate Uncle Edward Steele, June 19th, 1832; G.B. Oughterson [George? (1838-1912)], August 24th, 1852. Fine. With a fore-edge painting of “Muenster Cathedral,” Germany, PAINTED BY DON NOBLE [not signed, circa 1985-1995]. In checking the façade it appears in fact that this is the Aachen Cathedral. It is the burial place of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne (who also ordered the cathedral to be built). It is also known as Cathedral of Aix-la-Chapelle. The painting here depicts the cathedral prior to the construction of the tower that was finished by 1884. 
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Sacred Poetry. Nineteenth edition., [Devotional Poetry]
17 [Devotional Poetry] Sacred Poetry. Nineteenth edition.
Edinburgh: William Oliphant and Co., [no date, but after 1834; ca.1855-60]. 1834 
12.7 cm. 380 pp. Engraved frontispiece. Original full brown blind-stamped morocco, raised bands, gilt title, all edges gilt. Near fine. Provenance: Inscribed: Emily Ward from her affectionate school-fellow Catherine Gray[?], April 30, 1863. With a fore-edge painting of Norwich Cathedral, painted by Don Noble, ca. 1978/86 (not signed). See: Weber, Jeff, Annotated Dictionary of Fore-edge Painting Artists & Binders, pp. 214-6. 
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Translations chiefly from the Greek anthology, with tales and miscellaneous poems., [Double Fore-Edge Painting] [Greek Anthology]
18 [Double Fore-Edge Painting] [Greek Anthology] Translations chiefly from the Greek anthology, with tales and miscellaneous poems.
London: Printed for Richard Phillips, and sold by W. Deighton ... 1806. 1806 Signed
12mo. lv, 233, [1] pp. Original crimson straight-grain morocco, Greek key gilt border, a.e.g.; inner hinges re-enforced with cloth strip, neatly rebacked, rubbed, but very good. Title signed by W. B. Forsyth. From the collection of J. Edward Eberle. DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING (early twentieth century) SHOWING TWO FINE VIEWS: “CHROME COURT, WORCESTERSHIRE, THE SEAT OF THE EARL OF COVENTRY,” AND “STRAWBERRY HILL, HUGH WALPOLE’S HOUSE, [ca. 1806].” Provenance: The Edward-Dean Museum of Decorative Arts was founded by J. Edward Eberle and Dean Stout, Riverside, California. 
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THE NEW WEEK’S PREPARATION for a Worthy Receiving of the Lord’s Supper. As recommended and appointed by the Church of England... To which are added a morning and evening prayer for the Closet of Family. [with: ... Part the second]., [DOUBLE Fore-edge Painting] [Haywood, Helen].
19 [DOUBLE Fore-edge Painting] [Haywood, Helen]. THE NEW WEEK’S PREPARATION for a Worthy Receiving of the Lord’s Supper. As recommended and appointed by the Church of England... To which are added a morning and evening prayer for the Closet of Family. [with: ... Part the second].
London: W. Bent, [c. 1817, 1815]. 1817 
2 volumes in one. 12mo (150 x 95mm). [iv], viii, 134; 144 pp. Engraved frontispiece. Contemporary full red morocco stamped in gilt, all edges gilt, housed in early red morocco pull-off slipcase; hinges starting, front fly-leaf with portion clipped off [former owner’s name], light wear to extremities. This item was part of both the Estelle Doheny collection and subsequently from the Lucia Batten fore-edge painting collection. The book is beautifully embellished with a DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING of da Vinci’s last supper and St. Paul’s Cathedral. This was surely painted by Helen Haywood, who was a master artist and fore-edge painter during her time. As is often the case with Haywood, her handwriting appears in the volume, inscribing the title of one painting along the “upper” view of the painting, which when reversed also has the opposing title written in ink along the “upper” view of the painting. Batten paid Weber Rare Books $1750 for this volume in 1991 – it is priced the same as then. Estelle Doheny bought this volume and gave it as a gift to her attorney. See: Jeff Weber Rare Books, Catalogue 16, “Fore-edge Painting,” item 24. Weber, Annotated Dictionary of Fore-edge Painters and Binders, (2010), pp. 169-174. 
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The Minstrel, or the Progress of Genius. With some other poems., [Fore-Edge Painting] BEATTIE, James.
20 [Fore-Edge Painting] BEATTIE, James. The Minstrel, or the Progress of Genius. With some other poems.
Edinburgh: Printed by J. Ballantyne, 1807. 1807 
12mo. xi, [1], 153, [1] pp. Original straight grain blind and gilt-stamped morocco, raised bands, all edges gilt; rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Hartshorne. Very good. WITH A FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF A FINE BRITISH SEASCAPE WITH LIGHTHOUSE AND PROMONTORY. Appears to be painted ca.1920s. 
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The Beauties of England and Wales: or, Original Delineations, topographical, historical, and descriptive, of each county. ..., [Fore-Edge Painting] SHOBERL, Frederic.
The Beauties of England and Wales: or, Original Delineations, topographical, historical, and descriptive, of each county. ...
[Fore-Edge Painting] SHOBERL, Frederic.

Translations chiefly from the Greek anthology, with tales and miscellaneous poems., [Double Fore-Edge Painting] [Greek Anthology]
Translations chiefly from the Greek anthology, with tales and miscellaneous poems.
[Double Fore-Edge Painting] [Greek Anthology]

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, Rites and Ceremonies of the Church. According to the use of the Church of England; together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David., [Fore-Edge Painting] [Book of Common Prayer; Church of England]
The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, Rites and Ceremonies of the Church. According to the use of the Church of England; together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David.
[Fore-Edge Painting] [Book of Common Prayer; Church of England]

The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, ... Also his life written by himself, in which is included a continuation of his History of the Grand Rebellion. A new edition, from the original manuscript, with copious indexes., [Fore-Edge Painting] CLARENDON, Edward Earl of.
The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, ... Also his life written by himself, in which is included a continuation of his History of the Grand Rebellion. A new edition, from the original manuscript, with copious indexes.
[Fore-Edge Painting] CLARENDON, Edward Earl of.

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the original tongues; And with the former translations diligently compared and revised, By His Majesty’s special Command., [Fore-Edge Painting] [BIBLE 1811]
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the original tongues; And with the former translations diligently compared and revised, By His Majesty’s special Command.
[Fore-Edge Painting] [BIBLE 1811]

Poems of Wit and Humour. Twelfth edition., [Fore-Edge Painting] HOOD, Thomas.
Poems of Wit and Humour. Twelfth edition.
[Fore-Edge Painting] HOOD, Thomas.

Ancient Spanish Ballads; Historical and Romantic. Translated, with notes, ... a new edition, revised. With numerous illustrations from drawings by Williams Allan, David Roberts, William Simon, Henry Warren, C.E. Aubrey, and William Harvey. The borders and ornamental vignettes by Owen Jones, Architect., LOCKHART, John Gibson. (trans.); Owen JONES.
Ancient Spanish Ballads; Historical and Romantic. Translated, with notes, ... a new edition, revised. With numerous illustrations from drawings by Williams Allan, David Roberts, William Simon, Henry Warren, C.E. Aubrey, and William Harvey. The borders and ornamental vignettes by Owen Jones, Architect.
LOCKHART, John Gibson. (trans.); Owen JONES.

THE NEW WEEK’S PREPARATION for a Worthy Receiving of the Lord’s Supper. As recommended and appointed by the Church of England... To which are added a morning and evening prayer for the Closet of Family. [with: ... Part the second]., [DOUBLE Fore-edge Painting] [Haywood, Helen].
THE NEW WEEK’S PREPARATION for a Worthy Receiving of the Lord’s Supper. As recommended and appointed by the Church of England... To which are added a morning and evening prayer for the Closet of Family. [with: ... Part the second].
[DOUBLE Fore-edge Painting] [Haywood, Helen].

 
 


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