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The BOOKMAN Christmas Portfolios
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The Kay Nielsen Portfolio
The Bookman Special Xmas Number 1913

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1913
First Edition. Christmas Double Number No. 267
Two drawings by Kay Nielsen, illustrating scenes from In Powder and Crinoline, his most famous and collected book.Extremely Rare. Brilliant and in FINE condition. Inventory #8511
Price $580.00
The Hugh Thomson Portfolio
The Bookman Special Xmas Number 1914

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914
First Edition. Christmas Double Number No. 267. Three tipped-in plates by Hugh Thomson illustrating scenes from Sir. J. M. Barrie's Quality Street. FINE condition Inventory#604 Price: $300.00
Hugh Thompson

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1910 W.G. Simmonds The Tragedy of Hamlet
1911 Hugh Thomson "The School For Scandal
1912 Edmund Dulac "The Bells"
1913 Hugh Thomson "Quality Street"
1913 Kay Nielsen "In Powder and Crinoline"
1914 Edmund Dulac "The Admirable Crighton" Edmund Dulac "Sindbad The Sailor" Kay Nielsen "East of The Sun..."
1915 Bernard Partridge "Rabbi Ben Exra"
1916 Edmund Dulac
1918 Edmund Dulac Tanglewood Tales
1919 Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale
1920 Jessie Wilcox Smith "The Water Babies"
1922 Gwynedd M. Hudson "Alice in Wonderland"
1924 E. J. Detmold "The Arabian Nights"
1925 Kay Nielsen "Hansel and Gretel"
1926 Donald Maxwell "Sea and Sussex"
1928 A. C. Michael "The Forsyte Saga"
1930 Eugene Hastain "John Mssefield, Poet Laureate"
1933 G. Morton Sale: Paintings and drawings
Edmund Dulac, Illustrator
The Bells
Edgar Allan Poe

The Bookman Portfolio of 1912 containing 4 tippen in plates from the original run of the book. The plates are FINE. One of the sheets shows a little wrinkling bottom left. Others are fine. Folder is Fine. Available only with the complete Bookman for 1912. CLICK HERE for more information

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Kay Nielsen, Edmund Dulac, Hugh Thomson, Illustrators.
Portfolio of Colored Plates, 1914 Bookman.

A portfolio of three color plates produced for the Bookman Special Christmas Number of 1914. Size of portfolio 13 x 8 1/4 inches. An important portfolio containing one tipped-in, color plate from Kay Nielsen's East of the Sun and West of the Moon. The other color plates in this portfolio are by Edmund Dulac and Hugh Thomson. The accompanying image shows the Nielsen plate in the portfolio. The front cover of this portfolio has the Kay Nielsen designs found on the endpapers of the 1914 1st edition of East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

COPY 1: All plates in FINE condition. Slight wear to outer edges of mounting sheets. Very minor. Back cover of portfolio bottom right vorner has been bent, not damaged. Price $390.00

COPY 2: In Very Good+ condition containing three full-colorplates mounted on thick paper stock. A previous owner of this portfolio (and one other in our inventory) apparently decided to bind several of them togeter. There are six nicks at the spine where string ties had presumably been placed. No writing or marks; no torn or missing pages; no ownership markings; light wear to corners of pages- no wear to plates Original thick stock paper cover with beautiful brown color illustrations and designs on front with black lettering; light browning to cover paper (especially near edges); three very small (1mm in length) edge tears on rear upper edge of cover have been repaired with archival tape on the inside; creasing and wear to spine edge area; A solid and VERY attractive copy of this rare portfolio! Rare. Inventory # 7747 Price: $340.00

COPY 3: Covers and interior Fine in all respects. However, the Hugh Thomson tipped in illustration has been removed and replaced by a high quality giclee reproduction. The Dulac and Nielsen plates are in Fine condition. Inventory#7747a Price $250.00

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Edmund Dulac. Illustrator
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Tanglewood Tales
Boookman Christmas Portfolio for 1918.

Tall Quarto-sized stiff-paper wraps portfolio containing three full-colorplates mounted on thick paper stock. No writing or marks; no torn or missing pages; no ownership markings; no wear to plates themselves; browning to paper, mostly in areas near edges; small tear at upper right hand corner to mounting paper on last plate with no loss; Original thick stock paper cover with beautiful green lettering and designs on front; light browning to paper near edges; The covers have been refastened atthe spine with artist's tape. Otherwise the plates and their mounting sheets are without blemish. A solid and attractive copy of this rare portfolio containing 3 color plates rendered by Edmund Dulac illustrating Nathaniel Hawthorne's Tanglewood Tales ! Extremely Rare. Inventory # 7590 Price $300.00

bookman 1920
Jesse Wilcox Smith
Charles Kingsley
The Water Babies

A portfolio of three color plates produced for the Bookman Special Christmas Number of 1920. Size of portfolio 13 x 8 1/4 inches. Containing three tipped in plates from the book, made from the original plates and produced at announce the publication of the book. The three plates are mounted on heavy laid paper and contained within a portfolio wrapper.

COPY 1: This is a very fine copy: (pictured to the left) bright and unblemished. Quite Rare. Inventory # 7596 Price $220

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bookman 1919
Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale, Illustrator
The Bookman Portfolio for 1919
Containing Plates in Color from Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale's Golden Book of Famous Women. Published by Hodder and Stoughton, London, Toronto and New York. 13 x 8.25 inches. Buff-coloured card folder containing three prints of characters featured in Brickdale's "Golden Book of Famous Women". The three colour plates are of Petrarch's Laura, Goldsmith's Olivia, and Tennyson's Maud. Some discoloration and wear to top edge of backing cards, but prints themselves are unaffected. Inventory # 7611 Price $210.00
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Hugh Thomson, Illustrator
The Bookman Portfolio for 1911 featuring three tipped in plates from "The School For Scandal. Wrapper design also by Thomson. Light foxing at margins of mounting sheets. One sheet rubbed at right edge. Prints fine, Covers fine. Inventory # 7613 Price $220.00
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Edmund Dulac. Illustrator
Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book & "The Stealers of Light"
Boookman Christmas Portfolio for 1916.
Portfolio cover (as shown) and three mounted illustrations from the original print run. The illustrations are in FINE condition. The backing sheets are worn at bottom each with a tiny closed tear. The back of the portfolio is missing. Extremely rare. Inventory # 7620 Price $600
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W.G. Simmonds, Ilustrator
The Tragedy of Hamlet

1910: The first of the Hodder and Stoughton Christmas Portfolios and one f the most rare. This one in fine condition with three tippped-in plates in brilliant color mounted on stiff paper. Very slight soilig to back cover. Inventory # 7758 Price $250.00

W.G. Simmonds
bernard partridge
Bernard Partridge, Illustrator
Rabbi Ben Ezra and other poems from Dramatis Personae by Robert Browning
HODDER & STOUGHTON, London, 1915. 8vo. ..containing 3 plates in color by Bernard Partridge (tipped on to card with the relevant verse and publishing legend below, illustrating 'Rabbi Ben Ezra' and other poems from "Dramatis Personae" by Robert Browing. With the esception of some roughness and a few 1/4 inch tears to the top, the covers are sound. The plates are superb. The backing sheets show a little rubbing at their tops. Altogether a Very Good + copy. Extremely rare compete and in this condition. Inventory# 7716 Price $140.00
The Bookman Portfolio Christmas 1917, containing Plates in Colour illustrating Old English Songs & Ballads.
Brickdale, Eleanor Fortescue. Price $240.00

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