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The Land of Heart’s Desire
William Butler Yeats. T.Fisher Unwin, 1894.

First edition, title illustration by Aubrey Beardsley.

The Land of Heart’s Desire

William Butler Yeats. T.Fisher Unwin, 1894.

First edition, title illustration by Aubrey Beardsley.

Lewis Carroll - illustrated Hunting of The Snark 
Peter Pauper Press New York, Undated (c1950), Book and slipcase as shown.

Lewis Carroll - illustrated Hunting of The Snark 

Peter Pauper Press New York, Undated (c1950), Book and slipcase as shown.


Stories from the  Arabian Nights Illustrated by Edmund Dulac Hodder & Stoughton for Boots Pure Drug Co.  c. 1930.

Special edition published by Hodder & Stoughton for the Boots Pure Drug Co. Scarce in jacket.

Stories from the Arabian Nights
Illustrated by Edmund Dulac
Hodder & Stoughton for Boots Pure Drug Co. c. 1930.

Special edition published by Hodder & Stoughton for the Boots Pure Drug Co. Scarce in jacket.


Aubrey Beardsley ~ Book Cover ~ Under the Hill and Other Essays ~ via

BEARDSLEY, AUBREY: Under the Hill and Other Essays in Prose and Verse. London: John Lane 1904. Illustrations with tissue guards. 4to. 70, [4, ads] pp. Publisher’s blue cloth, with gilt design by Beardsley.

Aubrey Beardsley ~ Book Cover ~ Under the Hill and Other Essays ~ via

BEARDSLEY, AUBREY: Under the Hill and Other Essays in Prose and Verse. London: John Lane 1904. Illustrations with tissue guards. 4to. 70, [4, ads] pp. Publisher’s blue cloth, with gilt design by Beardsley.


Nouveaux Voyages en Zigzag a la Grande Chartreuse, Autour du Mont Blanc… Rodolphe Töpffer, 1854.

B-A Note:  Additional Info on the author:

Töpffer is credited with being the “father of comics”.  Excerpt from Britannica: “The heir to the experiments of the English caricaturists and the father of the comic strip in its modern sense was Rodolphe Töpffer, a schoolmaster of Geneva who was active in the 1830s and ’40s. Largely exempt from the preoccupations of the English caricaturists, Töpffer created a species of absurdist antiheroes who struggled desperately, fruitlessly, and farcically against the…”

Voyages chronicles the adventures of a Swiss schoolteacher and his students.  According to Bibliomaven, they were translated and republished in the late 1800’s for an English-speaking market.

Nouveaux Voyages en Zigzag a la Grande Chartreuse, Autour du Mont Blanc…
Rodolphe Töpffer, 1854.

B-A Note: Additional Info on the author:

Töpffer is credited with being the “father of comics”. Excerpt from Britannica: “The heir to the experiments of the English caricaturists and the father of the comic strip in its modern sense was Rodolphe Töpffer, a schoolmaster of Geneva who was active in the 1830s and ’40s. Largely exempt from the preoccupations of the English caricaturists, Töpffer created a species of absurdist antiheroes who struggled desperately, fruitlessly, and farcically against the…”

Voyages chronicles the adventures of a Swiss schoolteacher and his students. According to Bibliomaven, they were translated and republished in the late 1800’s for an English-speaking market.



Dagon & Other Macabre Tales H.P. Lovecraft. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1965.

First edition, first printing. Limited to 3500 copies. Original black cloth-covered boards with gilt stamped spine. Gray endpapers. Unclipped dustjacket illustrated by Lee Brown Coye.

Dagon & Other Macabre Tales
H.P. Lovecraft. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1965.

First edition, first printing. Limited to 3500 copies. Original black cloth-covered boards with gilt stamped spine. Gray endpapers. Unclipped dustjacket illustrated by Lee Brown Coye.



At the Mountains of Madness H.P. Lovecraft.  Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1964

First edition, first printing. Limited to 3000 copies. Original black cloth-covered boards with gilt stamped spine. Gray endpapers. Unclipped dustjacket illustrated by Lee Brown Coye.

At the Mountains of Madness
H.P. Lovecraft. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1964

First edition, first printing. Limited to 3000 copies. Original black cloth-covered boards with gilt stamped spine. Gray endpapers. Unclipped dustjacket illustrated by Lee Brown Coye.