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19693. : Arden of Feversham.

London: J.M.Dent and Co 1897. Edited with a Preface, Notes and Glossary by Rev. Ronald Bayne13 x 10.5 cm. xi+113 pp. tissue guarded frontispiece, decorative title page in red and black, in gold blocked green faux leather boards, t.e.g. spine sunfaded otherwise in very good condition. A charming production. we have other similar vols in stock. 10.00


19692. : The Merry Devil of Edmonton A Comedy.

London: J.M.Dent and Co 1897. Edited with a Preface, Notes and Glossary by Hugh Walker 13 x 10.5 cm. ix+78 pp. tissue guarded frontispiece, decorative title page in red and black, in gold blocked green faux leather boards, t.e.g. spine sunfaded otherwise in very good condition. A charming production. we have other similar vols in stock. 10.00


11487. : The Old English Miracle Play of Abraham and Issac.

London: At the De La More Press 32 George St. Hanover Sq. W. 1905. 14.5 by 9cms. 33 pp. aeg. in a mid-green leather binding with an all over gilt pattern of part dotted hexagons, enclosing a gilt book, separated by a stylised gilt quill, in the middle an oval with crest and title De La More Booklets.In very good condition. Owner's inscription dated 1918 on ffep. The original text of the play was first published 1886. 15.00


19694. : The Tragical reign of Selimus Sometime Emperor of the Turks.

London: J.M.Dent and Co 1898. A Play reclaimed by Robert Greene M.A. of bioth Universities.Edited with a Preface, Notes and Glossary by Alexander B. Grosart.13 x 10.5 cm. xxii+063 pp. tissue guarded frontispiece, decorative title page in red and black, in gold blocked green faux leather boards, t.e.g. spine sunfaded otherwise in very good condition. A charming production. we have other similar vols in stock. 10.00


7568. : Bentley's Miscellany

London: Richard Bentley April 1, 1841. Ainsworth, William Harrison. editor pp. 57 - 76, 329-440+4. one illustration by Cruikshank of part of Ainsworth's romance Guy Fawkes, two by Leech illustrating other pieces. Authors principally include, George Daniel, Crowquill, and Ainsworth himself. Paper covers, front cover missing, spine gone, edge wear, odd spotting and staining, fair/poor, a fragile survivor. 12.00


7567. : Bentley's Miscellany

London: Richard Bentley LI. March 1, 1841. Ainsworth, William Harrison. editor pp. 43 - 56, 225-324+5. one illustration by Cruikshank of part of Ainsworth's romance Guy Fawkes, one by Leech. Authors principally include, Charles Whitehead, George Daniel, Phelim O'Toole, G.E. Lessing and Ainsworth himself. Paper covers, spine gone, edge wear, odd spotting and staining, fair/poor, a fragile survivor. 12.00


12422. : The Polite Letter Writer, containing a great variety of plain, easy, entertaining, and familiar original letters, on Friendship, Business, Love, and Education...

London: B. Crosby & Co, 1804. ...together with various forms of petitions, proper methods of addressing superiors and persons of all ranks, both in writing and discourse and valuable hints for grammatical correctness on all occasions. To which is added a modern collection of genteel complimentary cards; likewise useful forms of law. A New edition corrected and enlarged. 172+32pp. 18 by 11 cms. Frontispiece, the final 32 pp. are a catalogue of the publisher's works. Professionally rebound in half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine, new black and gilt spine label, new endpapers. Owner's name on reverse of frontispiece, "Elizabeth Burton her book April 2nd 1806." Some edge wear to the first few pages and frontispiece. The book has clearly been used for its intended purpose. No author given and we have not been able to locate this title on Copac. 150.00


19691. : Two Noble Kinsmen.

London: J.M.Dent and Co 1897. Edited with a Preface, Notes and Glossary by C.H. Herford, 13 x 10.5 cm. xvi+148 pp. tissue guarded frontispiece, decorative title page in red and black, in gold blocked green faux leather boards, t.e.g. spine sunfaded otherwise in very good condition. A charming production. we have other similar vols in stock. 10.00


18130. von Arnim, Elizabeth: The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight.

London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1905. 329 pp. 21 x 14 cm. Black-blocked green boards. Spine darkened and showing some wear. A fair copy. 10.00


11613. "Blackwood": Tales From Blackwood Vol V and Vol VI.

Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood n.d. c.1850. 16 by 11 cms. 100+96 pp. half leather and marbled boards, endpapers and fore edges, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lattice and circle motif in panels, rubbing and edge rubbing to boards, spine a little faded otherwise a very good copy. Contents include, Adventures in Texas by Fredrick Hardman 1843, How we got possession of the Tuileres by Aytoun, 1848, Captain Paton's Lament by J.G.Lockhart, 1849, The Village Doctor by Countess D'Arbouville, A singular letter from Southern Africa by the Etterick Shepherd, 1829, my Friend the Dutchman by Haerdman, 1847, My College friends no II by Horace Leicester, 1845, The Emerald Studs by Aytoun, 1847, My College Friends no III by Wellington Hurst, 1846, Christine A Dutch Story by Hardman, 1847, and The Man in the Bell, 1821. A heavy book, overseas shipping may incur extra postage. 25.00


13440. A. MacRae & Co., Limited: Onlooker Annual 1947.

Bombay: Roy H. Rutherford, 1947. Edited and published by Roy H. Rutherford for A. MacRae & Co., Limited. 88 pp, in thin card covers. 35 x 26 cm. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. A really wonderful evocation of the end of the Raj. Articles include: H. Barrowcliff Ellis 'The History of Hunting in India', Khana Badosh 'Bloodstock Breeding', Khwaja Ahmad Abbas 'Mirror of Indian Life - The Cinema', "Mew" 'Government House', R.V. Leyden 'Some Indian Artists of Today', Wahida Aziz 'Oriental Embroidery', "Jagg" 'Red-Letter Days with Tent Clubs', B.S. Mardhekar 'This is All-India Radio', E.C.B. Thornton 'Yachting in Bombay', and H.D. Simmons 'The British Motor Industry Today'. Full-page coloured advertisements include Firestone Tyres, Tea ("Inserted by the Indian Tea Market Expansion Board"), Asbestos Cement, Lipton's Tea, Three Castles Cigarettes, Air-India, Cream Cracker Biscuits, Le Bryan fridges, Courtauld's Rayon, Rolls-Royce and Packard, Goya Perfumes, Humber-Hillman-Sunbeam-Talbot cars, Brook Bond Tea, B.O.A.C., Remington Typewriters, Brown & Poulson Cornflour, Jensen & Nicholson Paints, Tata Iron & Steel, Associated Hotels of India Ltd, Phipson's Wines & Spirits, and Carlton's Cigaretts. The staples are rusted, and the top of the front cover is frayed, but still a fascinating annual. 55.00


19667. Aesop and others.: Twenty four Fables of Aesop and other eminent mythologists, as rendered into English by Sir Roger L'Estrange, Knight, with illustrations after the etchings of Marcus Gheeraerts the elder.

London: Ernest Benn limited1928. The text by the Alcuin Press Campden. the illustrations by the Collographic Art Printers. 52 pp. 24 illustrations, gold blocked blue boards, there is some fading to the gilt and there is a bit of sun fading. internally good but covers fair only. 12.00


3714. Ainsworth, William Harrison: The Tower of London: A Historical Romance.

London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1864. New edition. xv+431 pp. 17 x 10.5 cm. Half leather, marbled boards, six panel spine, gilt decorated, with original label. The front pastedown carries a bookplate with armorials for Tarleton. (Not the English Tarleton but probably the Irish, Kings, County Tarletons.) The top panel of the spine is gold-blocked with an earl's coronet. In very good condition. 25.00


17916. Andersen, Hans Christian: The Complete Fairy Tales & Stories.

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1975. First edition, second impression. (21) + 1101 pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. 156 Fairy Tales and Stories. Translated by Erik Haugaard. Index. Silver-blocked blue boards, in a very good dw. There is very slight marking to the foreedge of the print block, o/w the book itself is in very good condition. Unpackaged weight 1,450g. 12.50


18885. Anderson, James, and Others: The Bee Literary Weekly Intelligencer, and Others.

Edinburgh, James Anderson, 1791. Volume 1. 368 pp. Historical Chronicle 369 - 374 pp, Index 375 - 379 pp. Bound with: The Oeconomist, or Englishman's Magazine No 1 1798 1 - 25 pp; An Authentic Account of the Late Riots in the Town of Birmingham, and its Vicinity 1791 1-36 pp; An Account of the Societies for the Reformation of Manners ... and An Abstract of Various Penal Laws (mentions Huddersfield Meeting 1786); An Account of the Bristol Education Society Begun Anno 1770 38 + 7 pp; The Gentleman and Lady's Palladium and Chronologer for ... 1755 1 - 40 pp, including A Poetical Sketch of Commodore Anson's Voyage 1740. 18 x 11 cm. Rebound in red boards, with gold-blocked black spine label. A fascinating collection of 8 eighteenth-century pamphlets, in superb condition. 18 x 11 cm. 400.00


11416. Anstey, Christopher: The New Bath Guide: or Memoirs of the B---R---D Family in a series of Poetical Epistles.

London: printed for J. Dodsley in Pall Mall, and Fletcher and Hodson in Cambridge. Seventh edition 1770. 17.5 by 11.5 cms. viii+173 pp. frontispiece, contemporary calf, seven panelled spine with raised bandsand decorative panels. boards rubbed and a bit scuffed, corners bumped, the top spine panel has a small portion missing, and the spine is quite faded, some old spotting and toning to endpapers and title page, otherwise tight and clean. A fair/good copy. One of the 18th century's great best sellers. 45.00


4627. Arber, Edward. editor: William Webbe Graduate A Discourse of English Poetrie 1586.

Westminster, A.Constable 1895. 96+29pp, green covers, gilt titles One of Arber's English reprints series The original text was very rare, only two copies known at the time. It was a good example of contemporary essay writing before the advent of Shakespeare. First published in 1586 the year of Shakespeare's departure from Stratford. In very good condition. 12.00


12804. Ashton, John: Humour, Wit, & Satire of the Seventeeth Century.

London: Chatto and Windus 1883. viii+454+32 pp. illustrated, hardback, decorative green boards with gilt vignette of a chapbook illustration, boards a little faded, minor rubbing, one page has a closed tear, otherwise good. A valuable study. 42.00


7624. Austen, Jane: Volume the Third

Oxford: at the Clarendon Press 1951 Now first printed from the Manuscript. 133 pp. in very good condition. Of Jane Austen's three vols of juvenalia, the second was published in 1922 and the first in 1933. This third was published from a Mss. mostly in her own hand. inside the mss. cover was written, "Effusions of fancy by a very young lady consisting of tales in a style entirely new. " Contents, Evelyn and Kitty, (Catherine) or the Bower, are between 1792 and June 1793. Kitty was her first essay in serious fiction. 15.00


19857. Austin, Jane: Love and Friendship and other early works now first printed from the original ms.

London: Chatto & Windus 1922. 18.5 x 13.5 cm. xv+140 pp. tissue guarded frontispiecem decorative endpapers by Cassandra Austen and a preface by G.K.Chesterton. gilt decorative blindstamping to the boards, in a dustwrapper which is worn at spine extremities,owner's name on endpaper. In v.g. condition. Containing, Love & Friendship, Lesley Castle, The History of England, A Collection of Letters and Scraps. 10.00


19687. Beaumont, Francis and John Fletcher: Philaster or Love Lies A-Bleeding.

London: J.M.Dent and Co 1898. Edited with a Preface, Notes and Glossary by Frederick S. Boas, . 13 x 10.5 cm. xiv+133 pp. tissue guarded frontispiece, decorative title page in red and black, in gold blocked green faux leather boards, t.e.g. in very good condition. A charming production. we have other similar vols in stock. 10.00


14335. Beckford, William: The History of The Caliph Vathek, and European Travels.

Glasgow: The Grand Colosseum Warehouse Co. n.d. c.1895. xxiv+549 pp. frontispiece portrait, illustrations, hardback, owner's inscription to rear of frontispiece, dated 1897, top corner of frontispiece pulling away from spine but not detatched. 15.00


14066. Behn, Aphra (attributed to): The Ten Pleasures of Marriage and the second part The Confession of the New Married Couple.

London: Privately printed for The Navarre Society 1921. Reprinted with an introduction by John Harvey. 23 by 15 cms. xviii+280 pp. and the original twenty plates and two engraved titles re-engraved. plates all tissue guarded. Original cream and gilt boards, t.e.g. The boards are dusty and rather lightly stained, spine faded, internally bright and clean. A fair copy only because of the boards 10.00


15974. Berdoe, Edward: The Browning Cyclopaedia A Guide to the Study of the Works of Robert Browning with copious explanatory notes and references on all difficult passages.

London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co, 1892. xx+572 pp. 20 x 13.5 cm. T.e.g. Faded red boards with gilt titling and decorative panels, minor scuffing to lower extremity of the spine, slightly shook but overall fair/good. An exhaustive study.. 15.00


11489. Black, William: The Strange Adventures of a Phaeton.

London: Macmillan and Co. 1886. 421 pp. with illustrations by S. E. Waller. half red leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, blind stamped ruling and a gilt flower in each panel except the title and author panels, marbled foreedges and endpapers, the boards are edge rubbed along with the joints of the spine, internally, bright clean and tight. Overall in good condition despite signs of wear. First published in 1876, possibly his most popular work tells of a coaching tour from London to Edinburgh with two couples, one married and the other not. 25.00


5581. Blagdon, Francis William: Flowers of Literature for 1804: or Characteristic Sketches of human nature and modern manners. To which are added a general view of literature during that period, portraits and biographical notices of eminent literary characters, with notes.....

London: B.Crosby and Co. 1805. 18 by 11 cms. lxxx+490 pp. Frontispiece plate of five portraits, Mrs Parsons, Bishop of Llandaff, William Hayley, R.C. Dallas and Richard Cumberland. Full calf, gilt blindstamping on six panel spine. small gilt tooled edge border to front and rear boards, foreedge marbling. A clean tight copy, some rubbing and discolouration to boards and minor light spotting on frontispiece and elswwhere. An early form of Reader's Digest with articles taken from a wide range of other publications of 1804. 25.00


12742. Blakey, Robert: The History of Political Literature From the Earliest Times.

London: Richard Bentley, 1855. In two volumes. Vol. I. xxxii+501pp. Vol. II. 455pp. half leather and cloth boards, marbled endpapers and foreedges, some blindstamping and gilt lining to spines, new spine labels. Vol. II spine has been professionally restored, minor edge rubbing on Vol II, overall in good condition. Blakey was Professor of logic and Metaphysics at Queens College Belfast, precursor of the University. 150.00


15731. Burney, Frances: Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World.

London: J.M. Dent and Company, 1899. Third edition. "This volume is one of the third issue of this edition of Miss Burney's Evelina." In two volumes. Volume I, xxxii+237 pp. Vol. II, 276 pp. 17.5 x 11.5 cm. Two tissue-guarded frontispiece illustrations and five other plates by Cubitt Cooke. Gold-blocked green boards. The spines are lightly sunfaded, otherwise in good condition. 12.00


10112. Butler, Samuel: Hudibras, in Three Parts. Written in the Time of the Late Wars with annotations and a complete index.

Glasgow: Robert and Andrew Foulis 1769. Two volumes printed as one. 12.5 by 7.5 cms. xvi+476 pp. contemporary polished calf, five panelled spine with raised bands, original label, but gilt faded, showing some wear but a generally good tight copy. 95.00


9308. Chapman, James: The Orator; or Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry; for the use of Schools and Academies. To which is prefixed A Dissertation on Oratorical Delivery

Glasgow: Printed by R. Chapman for the Author Sold by W. Turnbull, Bookseller Glasgow and others, Third edition improved. 1812. with an appendix, containing Outlines of Gesture and examples of the Principal Passions and Emotions. Volume II only of this two volume work. x+324 pp. tree calf, original red spine label, some rubbing and scuffing to edges and spine extremities, front board hinge starting to split but remaining very tight. Internally a good, clean, bright copy. Former owner's name on front paste-down, David McCances book Belfast Academy March 15th 1820. This volume's sections include, eloquence of the pulpit, pieces in poetry, dialogues, appendix and the passions. 35.00


10676. Conan Doyle, A: Uncle Bernac A Memory of The Empire.

London: Smith Elder 7 Co. 1897 x+300+publisher's catalogue, illustrated with 12 plates, red boards, spine faded and with some wear to extremities, showing some wear but generally fairly good. "This novel has been re-written and lengthened by one third since its appearance in serial form." 15.00


16841. Constable, John: Reflections upon Accuracy of Style

London: Printed for J.Osborn at the Golden Ball in Paternoster Row, 1734. xvi + 246 + (2) pp. 20 x 13cm. The book was first published about 1731 and is a series of Dialogues on the use of linguistic style: Containing the chief rules to be observ'd for obtaining an accurate style; Of the too frequent Use of Antitheses; Of the Use of Metaphors; Of Affectation in Style; Of Flashy Styles; Of the Use of Foreign Words; Of the Laconick Style; Of the Long Style; Of Novelty of Style; Of Poetical Expressions used in Prose; Of the Use of Obsolete Words; Rapin's Rules of Style; Of Obscurity in Writing; On Harmony of Sound; French Writers not a Rule in other Languages; Vogue not always a sure Proof of a good Writer; Of the Beauties and Blemishes in the Style of the late famous Mr. Collier; Of that Gentleman's Oddness of Expression; Metaphors, &c. With brief observations interspers'd thro' the whole; on Denham, Dodwell, Dryden, Cowley, Balzac, Boileau, Bouhours, Tesauro, Tasso, Voiture, M. du Port Royal, De St. Evremont, Quintilian, Lucan, Virgil, &c; And many other Curious Particulars referr'd to in the Index. By Mr. John Constable. The last two pages are a list of books printed by Henry Lintot. Bound in contemporary, calf, six panelled spine with raised bands. The top and bottom panels have been professionally replaced to match. The book is a tight bright copy, in very good condition. 295.00


12408. Corp, Harriet: A Sequel to the Antidote or the Miseries of Human Life containing a further avccount of Mrs Placid and her daughter Rachel.

London: Williams and Smith The second edition corrected 1809. viii+175 pp. contemporary calf, five panelled spine with faded gilt fillets and devices, new black and gilt spine label, gilt marginal motif on boards, again rather faded, surface leather worn, marbled endpapers, a small portion cut from the title page has been restored, internally very tight, clean, and in good condition. Corp, c.1767-1849 was a writer of didactic and religious fiction, from a Quaker perspctive. She had a strong interest in the welfare of the poor, and brought both humour and commonsense to her observations. Though once very popular she lived her last years in poverty. 20.00


9226. Cowper, William: The Task A Poem.

London: James Nisbet and Co. 1878. 263 pp. illustrated by Birket Foster. In mid-brown, bevelled boards with gilt embossed panels of flowers entwined around the title and author's name on front board and spine. a.e.g. A prize bookplate on front pastedown. " Belfast Weekly Telegraph Fireside Recreations. Prize awarded to Mr William Barklie, Hillhall Lisburn for best puzzle inserted during month of August 1889." A little wear to top of spine has been professionally restored, otherwise a generally good copy. 42.00


12421. Croxall, Samuel: The Fables of Aesop with Instructive Applications.

London: Allman and Son n.d. 13.5 by 8.5 cms. xvi+268+4 pp. illustrated with one hundred engravings, one of which is a folded frontispiece, hardback, in an embossed faded, blind stamped blue cloth, internally some old light pencil annotation on pastedowns, but no marking elsewhere, some dustiness from use, but otherwise a good used copy, the woodcut illustrations to most fables are chapbook style and the book has charm as a popular educator. 45.00


11231. De Bernieres, Louis: Birds Without Wings.

London: Seeker and Warburg 2004. The first edition. This is no 584 of an edition limited to 1000 copies and signed by the author. 624 pp. in a matching slipcase with illustrated title panel. As new. 25.00


19654. de Foe, Daniel: Life, Adventures, and Piracies of Captain Singleton, and Life of Colonel Jack.

London: Henry G. Bohn 1854. Vol. 1. from the publisher's "the Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe . 19 x 12 cm. xiv+543 pp. tissue guarded frontispiece portrait, in gold blocked mottled maroon boards, in good condition. 23.00


7879. Defoe, Daniel: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders.

New York: The Bibliophilist Society 1931. xix+300 pp. with illustrations by John Alan Maxwell. Spine fades and some rubbing and minor wear to boards, otherwise very good. The illustrations are attractive. 15.00


7499. Dehn, Paul: Quake, Quake, Quake A Leaden Treasury of English Verse.

London: Hamish Hamilton 1961. 109 pp. drawings by Edward Gorey, prize bookplate on front pastedown otherwise very good in a v.g. dustwrapper, slightly rubbed on edges. Ghoulishly witty drawings one, sometimes two, to each poem. The poems are dark parodies of familiar verse, many concerned with the issue of the nuclear bomb. "I shot a missile into the air, It fell to earth I know not where: Since when, for some odd cause or other, I've had no news about my brother." 20.00


15324. Dekker, Thomas: The Guls Hornbook and The Belman of London In Two Parts.

London: J.M. Dent, 1941. 291pp. 15.5 x 10 cm. Dekker, 1570-1632?, was a dramatist and pamphleteer. The Belman of London is a social satire. Includes Lanthorne and Candle-light, which is presumably the second part of the title. Tissue guarded frontispiece. Ffep has the signature of Allan Seaton, Irish artist and writer. Gold-blocked blue boards, very good, in a worn dustwrapper. 10.00


14848. Dickens, Charles: Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son, Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation.

London: John Dicks 313 Strand, c1880/90. 21 by 14 cms. In two parts. part I 159 pp. Part II, 175 pp. with numerous illustrations by H. K. Browne. John Dicks, 1818-1881, started up at 313 Strand in 1863. he published Reynolds, Bow Bells etc. He is best known for publishing cheap reprints of the classics as sixpenny novels, complete with original illustrations. These two parts appear to have been crudely rebound in a red cloth with the original cover pasted onto the new cover of part 1. The books are dusty, covers frayed and can only be described as poor/fair, but these issues were meant to be ephemeral and probably do not survive as well as the original parts in which the story was first published. 50.00


18805. Dickens, Charles: The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman.

London, George Bell & Sons, 1887. iv + 40 pp. 14 x 11 cm. 11 full-page illustrations by George Cruickshank. Gold-blocked green boards. First published in 1839. Revised by Dickens who wrote the preface and notes and adapted at least part of the text based on a traditional ballad. Faded gold vignette on cover. Spine unlettered, otherwise in very good condition. A charming production. 22.00


9177. Dickens, Charles: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

London: Chapman & Hall and Lawrence & Jellicoe 1910. Volume 1. x+450pp. illustrated by Cecil Aldin with 49 drawings and 12 coloured plates, tissue guarded. Some very faint light spotting on a few pages but internally bright, tight and fresh, the plates all present and in very good condition. Bound in cloth, two colours cream/grey, gilt vignette and black title on front board with black vignette and gilt title to spine. Partly uncut. Slight bumping to bottom corners otherwise very good. This was published in 2 vols, we have vol 1 only. 75.00


12189. Dickens, Charles: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

London: Chapman & Hall and Lawrence & Jellicoe 1910. Two Volumes. Volume 1. x+450pp. Vol II x+457 pp. illustrated by Cecil Aldin with 98 drawings and 22 coloured plates, tissue guarded. Minor wear marking to boards, but internally bright, tight and fresh, the plates all present and in very good clean condition. One page in vol II a little roughly cut. A little weakness to internal gutters. Bound in cloth, two colours cream/grey, gilt vignette and black title on front board with black vignette and gilt title to spine. A small ringstain on the front cover of Vol II. Overall in very good condition of one of the classic illustrated printings of this work A heavy item requiring extra postage. We also have an odd copy of Vol I.. 200.00


14378. Dickens, Charles: To Be Read At Dusk and Other Stories, Sketches and Essays.

London: George Redway 1898. xxi+401 pp. frontispiece illustration by Phiz. Green boards with gilt titling, minor wear, a little spotting to endpapers otherwise good. most of these pieces came from Dicken' editorship of Bentley's Miscellany and this was their first reprinting. Seemingly a scarce little item. 32.00


11937. Dickens, Charles editor: The Pic Nic Papers.

Paris: Baudry's European Library 1841. Collection of ancient and Modern British Authors. Vol CCCXXX. 21.5 by 14 cms. 367 pp. half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands and gilt lining, original black and gilt spine label, marbled endpapers, insert is a red silk bookmarker along with the original attached green one, light rubbing to upper spine extremity, bottom corners slightly bumped, internally tight, bright and clean, a few light spots on the half title, and title page otherwise a very good copy of this relatively scarce French edition. The work was produced to raise money for the widow and children of Dicken's first publisher, John Macrone. Dickens contributed the first story, "The Lamplighter's Story." 110.00


10287. Dickens, Mary Angela and others: Trotty Veck & his Daughter Meg and other Stories.

London: Raphael Tuck & Sons no date. 64 pp. illustrated by Harold Copping with two full page colour plates and other drawings. One of The Golden Hours Library, for children. A bit of edge rubbing and wear otherwise good. Childrens Stories from Dickens. 15.00


18803. DIsraeli, Benjamin: Ixion in Heaven, Count Alarcos, The Infernal Marriage, Popinilla.

London: David Bryce, 1853. A new edition. 303 pp. 16.5 x 10.5 cm. Half-leather, five-panelled spine with raised bands. Original gold-blocked-on-black spine label. Marbled boards. The front pastedown has a Dublin Bookseller's label, B. Nicholson, Nassau Street. Minor shelfwear. These titles were first published in 1828, 1836 and 1839. 35.00


18806. Drabble, Margaret: The Radiant Way.

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1978. First edition. 396 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Gold-blocked green boards, in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. Signed by author on the title page, . "Here is Margaret Drabble at the height of her powers, with a panoramic novel of enormous distinction: The Radiant Way is a joy to pick up, a pleasure to return to, and a sadness to finish." 12.00


11735. Du Maurier, George: The Martian A Novel.

London and New York: 1898. The first edition. viii+471+4 pp. frontispiece portrait and many illustrations by the author, dark blue boards, gilt vignette and title on front board, t.e.g., no dustwrapper present, in very good condition, a rather nice edition of a beautifully illustrated book. 20.00


9009. Eliot, George: Romola.

London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1865. vii+535 pp. four engraved full page illustrations,pictorial decorated half title, half leather, red, marbled boards, six panelled spine with panels of decorative gilt tooling and a black and gilt original label, marbled foreedges and endpapers, a little edge rubbed and corners scuffed, otherwise in very good condition, with the spine bright and particularly attractive, illustrators include Swain, and W.J. Linton 1812-1898, an important influence on Walter Crane. 45.00


15344. Eliot, George: Romola.

London: Smith Elder and Co., 1880. In two volumes. Vol. I. x+396 pp. Vol II. xi+403 pp., with 22 full page illustrations by Sir Frederick Leighton. 27.5 x 19 cm. "Only 1000 copies of this edition have been printed for sale of which this is number 259". Some shelfwear to boards along with age discolouring, but overall in good condition, but very heavy. Extra postage will be required. 85.00


17768. Ellis, George: Specimens of Early English Metrical Romances Chiefly Written During the Early Part of the Fourteenth Century; To Which Is Prefixed An Historical Introduction, Intended To Illustrate The Rise And Progress of Romantic Composition in France and England.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811. Second edition. Three volumes. 19 x 11.5 cm. Vol. I, vii+408 pp. Vol. II, 419 pp. Vol. III, 432 pp. Full polished calf binding with narrow gilt edge-lining to boards, five-panelled spine with raised bands, ornate gilt decorative panels, original red and gilt spine labels, and marbled foreedges and endpapers. Each of the three volumes has the bookplates of James K. Howard and the Marquis of Lansdowne. There is some loss to the upper left corner of the spine of volume 1. The three volumes show a little shelfwear but are good tight fresh copies internally. James Kenneth Howard 1814-1882 was 4th son of Thomas Howard 16th Earl of Suffolk, and MP for Malmesbury 1841-51. He married Lady Louisa, the daughter of Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice 3rd Marquess of Landsdowne. 150.00


15651. Ellis, Havelock: Impressions and Comments Third (and Final) Series 1920-1923.

London: Constable & Company Limited, 1924. 241 pp. 22 x 15.5 cm. Gold-blocked blue boards, no dustwrapper. Index. Slight wear to boards, o/w good. 10.00


15273. Ellis, Mrs Havelock: The Lover's Calendar.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1912. 423 pp. 20.5 x 14 cm. A series of quotations for each day of the year. Gold-blocked red boards, no dustwrapper. Boards sunfaded around the edges, but internally clean. Good. 10.00


19749. Fairless, Michael (Margaret Fairless Barber): The Roadmender.

London: Duckworth & Co., 1912. New edition. 122 pp. 22.5 x 16 cm. 8 very attractive coloured illustrations by E.W. Waite, including the frontispiece. The illustrations each have a tissue protector, although the final tissue protector is torn. Gold-decorated olive-green boards. Top edge gilt. No dustwrapper. Internally very bright. Neat inscription on ffep. Slight wear to spine and spine extremeties. 20.00


14030. Fairless, Michael (Margaret Fairless Barber): The Roadmender And Other Writings.

London and Glasgow: Collins. 1950. New edition. 256 pp. 24 x 17.5 cm. with a biograghical note by M. E. Dowson, an introduction by Frederick Brereton and 27 wood engravings by Lennox Paterson: 9 headpieces, and 18 full-page illustrations, including the frontispiece, all of which are present. Decorated pale green boards. No dustwrapper. Internally very bright, and attractively illustrated. Inscription on ffep "from the Children of the Sunday School, R.A.F., Thorney Island." 20.00


19686. Farquhar, George: The Beaux-Stratagem

London: J.M.Dent and Co 1898. Edited with a Preface and Notes by H. Macaulay Fitzgibbon. 13 x 10.5 cm. xv+141 pp. tissue guarded frontispiece, decorative title page in red and black, in gold blocked green faux leather boards, t.e.g. in very good condition. A charming production. we have other similar vols in stock. 10.00


12424. Fielding, Henry: The Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams.

London: Printed for Charles Daly 1834. 15.5 by 10 cms. viii+348 pp. frontispiece engraved portrait of the author. Recased in cloth with new spine label. Old light waterstain to the top rear of frontispiece and ffep, otherwise a tight clean copy, a nice little edition. 20.00


14017. Fowkes, Aubrey (Pseudynom for Esmond Quinterley): Waif Triumphant A Tale of the 'Sixties.

London: The Fortune Press first published 1958. 232 pp. hardback in a dusty rather worn dustwrapper which has loss at spine extremities. Internally verey tight and bright. Published by the fascinating Fortune Press. Narrates the adventures of a young street arab of the 1860's and describes his experiences in prison and reformatory, and how, with a chum of like upbringing he finds liberty and contentment. Has some gay interest. 25.00


14798. Gaskell, Mrs: A Dark Night's Work and other tales.

London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1890. Number 7 in the Pocket Edition of Mrs Gaskell's Works. 473 pp. 15 x 10.5 cm. Coleraine Academical Institution 1897 prize book plate on ffep. Awarded to D Hurst. Brown cloth spine and marbled boards, edgerubbed and slightly shook, otherwise good. 15.00


13379. Goldsmith, Oliver: The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. to which is prefixed some account of his life and writings.

Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson, 1843. New edition, complete in one volume. xxii+458 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Engraved frontispiece portrait and engraved vignette on first title page, a.e.g., blind-stamped dark-green boards, and gilt decorative spine. Spine professionally repaired. An old stain affects the rear of the frontispiece and there is a little foxing to the two engraved pages, otherwise internally tight and bright. Double columned throughout. The book includes The Vicar of Wakefield, An Inquiry into the Present State of Polite Learning, Poems and Dramatic Works, The Bee, and Essays. Overall fair. 25.00


10698. Goldsmith, Oliver: The Vicar of Wakefield.

London: Bliss Sands & Foster 1896. This edition, with the exception of the title page, is a verbatim and fac-simile reprint of that issued in 1843, being the first containing Mulready's illustrations. The title page of this present edition has been specially designed for the purpose by J. Walter West. xiii+306 pp. with 32 illustrations by Wm. Mulready, dark green boards in very good condition. These original illustrations are particularly charming. 15.00


14283. Goldsmith, Oliver: The Vicar of Wakefield.

London: Belfast: Marcus Ward & Co. 1878. viii+264 pp. illustrated with a coloured chromolithographic frontispiece and title page along with other black and white illustrations, both full page and within the text, decorative chapter head and tailpieces. Dark green boards with black and gilt design and titling, a.e.g. The gilding on boards and spine is quite faded but internally the book is fresh and clean owner's name on ffep and to rear of frontispiece. In good condition overall. Marcus Ward, based in Belfast were among the finest 19th century chromolith printers Their book printings are now fairly scarce. 25.00


16195. Goldsmith,Oliver: The Vicar of Wakefield.

London: George G Harrap & Company Limited, 1929. 232 pp. 25.5 x 19.5 cm. Twelve full-page colour illustrations and 22 illustrations in black and white as well as pictorial end papers, by Arthur Rackham. Gold-blocked dark-blue boards. Teg. Very slight wear to boards, slight bruising to corners, and two faint spots to half-title, o/w in vg condition. 60.00


12289. Grattan, Thomas Colley: Highways and Byways or Tales of the Roadside, picked up in the French Provinces by a Walking Gentleman.

London: Printed for G. and W. B. Whittaker, 1823 Second Edition, Vol I only of two vols. I series Vol. I. xxviii+228 pp. half leather and marbled boards. Contains, The Father's Curse, and La Vilaine Tete. Rubbing and wear to boards, spine label edge chipped, internally clean and bright. The front pastedown bears a bookplate with crest for Rev. J. Stack, and a label for John Nelis bookseller and bookbinder Omagh. Grattan was born in Dublin 1792 and died in london in 1864. The three series of Highways and Byways brought him some considerable fame. 35.00


12290. Grattan, Thomas Colley: Highways and Byways or Tales of the Roadside, picked up in the French Provinces by a Walking Gentleman.

London: Printed for Henry Colburn 1825 Second Series, Vol III only of three vols. I series xxviii+228 pp. half leather and marbled boards. Contains, The Priest and Garde de Corps (concluded), and The Vouee au Blanc. La Vilaine Tete. Rubbing and wear to boards, spine label edge chipped, internally clean and bright. The front pastedown bears a bookplate with crest for Rev. J. Stack, and a label for John Nelis bookseller and bookbinder Omagh. Grattan was born in Dublin in 1792 and died in London 1864. The three series of Highways and Byways brought him some considerable fame. 35.00


15982. Graves, Robert: Poetic Craft and Principle Lectures and Talks by Robert Graves Late Professor of Poetry at Oxford University.

London: Cassell, 1967. viii+195 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Gold-blocked maroon boards, in a fair dustwrapper. The rear of the dw is stained, and there is faint foxing to the ffep, o/w good. 10.00


18191. Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason: Labrador Days Tales of the Sea Toilers.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1919. First edition. 285 + (2) pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Black-blocked green boards, in good condition. No dw. Spine sunned, neat dedication on ffep, and eps browned. 17.50


9987. Haas, Ben: The Foragers.

London: Peter Davies 1963. Uncorrected Proof Copy. 317 pp. paper covers, a little wear otherwise good. Haas, 1926-1977, was an American writer and this his first novel. 10.00


10666. Hardy, Thomas: The Well-Beloved A Sketch of a Temperament.

London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co. 1897. viii+338 pp. with an etching by H. Macbeth-Raeburn and a map of Wessex. Volume XVII of The Wessex Novels. This was the last of his novels and this is its first edition as a book, a few chapters were rewritten by Hardy since it was issued in the periodical press in 1892. The boards show a little wear and fading but internally in very good condition with a very atmospheric etching. 15.00


9167. Harper's Monthly Magazine: Harper's Monthly Magazine No. 513 February 1893.

London: James Osgood McIlwaine & Co. Feb. 1893. 24.5 by 17 cms. pp.327-485. illustrated, paper covers, rear cover missing some wear to spine but otherwise very tight, clean copy. Contains the second part of A. Conan Doyle's Historical Romance, "The Refugees", pp 396-428. illustrated by T. de Thulstrup. It was serialised in Harper's Monthly Magazine from Jan. to June 1893 and then published in three volume format in May 1893. Other articles include, The Comedies of Shakespeare, Whittier, New Orleans our Southern Capital, Bristol in the time of Cabot, and others. 25.00


11688. Hayley, William: The Works of William Cowper his Life and Letters. Vol II.

London: Saunders and Otley 1835. Now first completed by the introduction of Cowper's private correspondence, edited by the Rev. T. S. Grimshawe. The Second volume only of a three volume set. xvi+340 pp. engraved tissue guarded frontispiece showing Cowper's home, and an engraved title vignette. Full leather binding, blindstamped border contained within triple gilt lines to boards, gilt and blind stamping to spine with original black and gilt label, marbled endpapers and foreedges, bears a small bookseller's label, Hodgson bookseller, Stationer and Vender of Patent Medicines no. 9 High Street Belfast. some spine fading, minor wear, in very good condition. 25.00


18857. Hayward, C.: The Courtesan The part she has played in classic and modern literature and in life.

London: The Casanova Society, 1926. xxv + 491 pp. 26.5 x 20.5 cm. Eight tissue-guarded illustrations. This edition is limited to 1,380 copies on deckle-edged antique laid rag paper, specially watermarked 'Zephyr', of which 1,320 are for sale in England and the United States. This copy is Number 190. Papered boards, and red/brown cloth backstrip with gold-blocked lettering to the spine. No bookplates or inscriptions. Shelfwear to the lower spine extremity, and some light sunfading to spine and boards, otherwise in good condition. Unpackaged weight 1,400g. 20.00


11471. Hill, Reginald: The Death of Dalziel.

London: HarperCollins 2007. 408 pp. hardback, in a dustwrapper, as new. Autographed by Hill on the title page. 20.00


7315. Hone, William: The Every-Day book and Table Book or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports, Pastimes, Ceremonies, Manners, Customs and events....Vol. II.

London: Thomas Tegg 1830. Vol II only of a set of three. Each vol. however is independent. viii+1711 pp. With 436 engravings, a complete history of the year and a perpetual key to the almanac... for daily use and diversion. Marbled endpapers, rubbing and some wear to boards. Splendid contemporary illustrations. 35.00


16302. Howell, Florence: Stories at the Mill.

Haverfordwest: Croeso, 1969. 96pp. 22 x 13.5 cm. Stories by a Welsh writer and playwright. Six illustrations. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. The name "Marion Thomas" neatly written on ffep, o/w in good condition. 10.00


16196. Ingoldsby, Thomas: The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth & Marvels.

London: William Heinemann, 1920. xix + 549 pp. 25.5 x 19 cm. Twenty-four tipped-in colour plates, 12 tinted full-page plates, with captioned tissue guards as required, and numerous b/w text illustrations, all by Arthur Rackham. Gold- and brown-blocked brown boards. Very slight wear to boards, and slight bruising to corners, and very faint spots to half-title, o/w in vg condition. 95.00


15253. Ingoldsby, Thomas: The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels by Thomas Ingoldsby, Esquire.

London: Richard Bentley, and Son, 1880. New edition. x+468 pp. 18.5 x 13 cm. In a very decorative full calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands and decorative gilt panels, heavy bevelled boards with a large decorative gilt panel and double ruling to both boards, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, decorative borders to inner surfaces of boards, and decorated title page. Some wear to corners, rubbing to the raised bands on the spine, and a very small split to the inner front hinge. Internally very clean and fresh. Overall a good copy. 40.00


19467. Irvine, Alexander: The Man From World's End and Other Stories of Lovers and Fighting Men.

London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1926. First edition. 256 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Eleven stories. Ffep inscribed "Robert Maxwell Your friend Alexander Irvine Oct 13 1926". Pasted to the front pastedown is The Northern Whig's obituary of Alexander Irvine, 26.04.1941. Black blocked red boards. In good condition. No dw. Slight discolouration to the edges of the print block. 45.00


10072. Irwin, Margaret: Fire Down Below.

London: Chatto & Windus 1951. 209pp. hardback, good in a dustwrapper which has some wear to spine extremities. 10.00


19088. James, Montague Rhodes: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary.

London: Edward Arnold, 1914. Eighth Impression. ix + 270 + 16 pp. 21.5 x 15.5 cm. 4 illustrations by the late James McBryde. In the publishers oatmeal linen cloth, with red lining and black lettering. No dustwrapper. 16 pages of the publisher's autumn announcements of 1914, at rear. In very good condition. An important book of Ghost stories, and regarded as M R James's first and best book. Now fairly scarce. 150.00


12919. James, Thomas: Aesop's Fables: A New Version, Chiefly from the Original Sources.

London: John Murray, 1928. Third edition, Reprinted. xx + 148pp. 17.5 x 11.5 cm. "With more than one hundred illustrations designed by Tenniel and Wolf". Preface, List of Illustrations, and Index. Black-blocked green boards. Sunned spine and weakening inner hinges , o/w good. 15.00


238. Jerome, J.K.: Told After Supper

London, The Leadenhall Press,1891 First edition. 169 pp. with 96 or 97 illustrations by Kenneth M.Skeaping. Pale blue paper and red boards, in very good condition . 15.00


14325. Jocularia: "A Collection of scarce curious and elegant anecdotes, bon mots &c."

Portsea: Printed by W. Woodward n.d. c.1800 14 by 9 cms. 144 pp. hand coloured frontispiece, "The delights of the Chase." Two stamps from a previous 19th century owner. No title page. Copac list only one copy of this book, at Oxford. Although our title page is missing it is published by the same Portsea printer, and there is no doubt that this is another copy of the same title. In worn condition, as might be expected from a Georgian joke book. 245.00


14343. Johnson, St. Pierre, Goldsmith, Goethe, Swift, Sterne, Walpole: Classic Tales: Comprising in one volume the most esteemed Works of Imagination. Rasselas; Vicar of Wakefield, Exiles of Siberia, Paul and Virginia; Indian Cottage; Gulliver's Travels; Sternes Sentimental Journey; Sorrows of Werther; etc

London: Henry J. Bohn, 1860. Theodosius and Castle of Otranto also included. Separately paginated, double columned pages, fairly small print. Embossed dark green boards, gilt titling, in good condition. 20.00


12101. Junius ( pseud. ): The Letters of Junius Vol. I.

London: Printed for John Wheble in Pater Noster Row, 1792. v + 197 pp. 17 x 10.5 cm. Junius was the pseudonym of a writer of letters in the Public Advertiser 1769-72, attacking George III and his Whig Ministers, and encouraging, among other matters, freedom of the press. His identity is still unclear. Bound in contemporary calf. Boards worn, some loss of calf on the rear board, and spine extremities worn, but internally tight and clean. 23.00


7423. Kingsley, Charles: Hypatia or New Foes With an Old Face amd Yeast A Problem.

London, Macmillan and Co. 1889. xii+166 +vii+94 pp. red boards, some wear to top of spinecorners bumped, internally very clean, overall in very good condition. These stories were first published in 1853 and 1851 respectively. Yeast was one of his earliest works, a brilliant social novel which had great influence at the time, whilst Hypatia is a fascinating picture of early Christianity in conflict with Greek Philosophy in Alexandria. His collected works fill 28 vols of which most are rather unjustly neglected. 15.00


10114. Kingsley, Charles: Sanitary and Social Lectures and Essays.

London: Macmillan and Co. 1889. 17.5 by 12.5 cms. vi+300 pp. original black boards with new cloth spine, with the crest, gilt, of The County School Bridgend on the front board, and a school prize plate on the front pastedown, awarded to Minnie John, for Domestic Economy. a.e.g. some rubbing and wear to board edges, a few light brown spots to the title page and ffep, otherwise good. 15.00


14304. Kingsley, Charles: Two Years Ago.

Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz, 1857. Complete in two volumes. Vol 1, xxxiv+362 pp, Vol. 2, 388 pp. 15.5 by 11.5 cms. Contemporary half leather and marbled boards, five panelled spine with raised bands and original spine labels. Boards are fairly edge rubbed, the marbled paper faded and scuffed, internally tight, but extensively toned. Poor/fair copies. 25.00


9968. Kipling, Rudyard: Soldiers Three The Story of the Gadsbys In Black and White.

London: Macmillan and Co. reprinted 1903. first published 1895. vi+353 pp. gilt elephant roundel on front board, a little foxing to endpapers otherwise good. 10.00


17807. Knight, Charles, editor: The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere Comedies Vol. 1.

London: Virtue & Co., c1865. 27 x 18.5 cm. viii + 456 pp. Contains "Two Gentlemen of Verona", "Love's Labour's Lost", "The Merry Wifes of Winds or, Comedy of Errors", "Taming of the Shrew", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and "The Merchant of Venice". Lots of illustrations, including frontispiece and title page, full-page engravings, and illustrations in text. Half leather and "moir silk" boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt and blind-stamped decoration, the two original spine labels, and marbled edges. A litle scuffing and shelfwear, but overall in very good condition. Unpackaged weight 1,450g. Retailer's label "Richardson,/ Bookseller, &c.,/ Dungannon." 20.00


17809. Knight, Charles, editor: The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere Histories Vol. 1.

London: Virtue & Co., c1865. Revised edition. vii + 389 pp. 27 x 18.5 cm. Contains "King John", "King Richard II", "King Henry IV, Part I", "King Henry IV, Part II" and "Henry V". Lots of illustrations, including frontispiece, full-page engravings, and illustrations in text. Half leather and "moir silk" boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt and blind-stamped decoration, the two original spine labels, and marbled edges. A litle scuffing and shelfwear, but overall in very good condition. Retailer's label "Richardson,/ Bookseller, &c.,/ Dungannon." Unpackaged weight 1,300g. 20.00


12989. Knox, Vicesimus editor: Elegant Epistles being a copious collection of Familiar and Amusing Letters, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons, and for general entertainment from Cicero (et al) with an appendix containing letters from Sevigne, Balzac, Maintenon &c..

London: J. Johnston and 35 others 1803. 25 by 15.5 cms. 20+872 pp. A new edition, improved and enlarged. Bound in contemporary calf, five panelled spine with raised bands with faded gilt decoration and titling, the oval crest, gilt of Trinity College Dublin on front and rear boards. The binding has been quite worn but has been professionally restored. A Prize bookplate for Trinity College on the front pastedown is dated 1816, internally very tight and bright. Originally published in a set of six vols. 50.00


19690. Kyd, Thomas: The Spanish Tragedy

London: J.M.Dent and Co 1898. Edited with a Preface, Notes and Glossary by J. Schick, 13 x 10.5 cm. xliii+146 pp. tissue guarded frontispiece, decorative title page in red and black, in gold blocked green faux leather boards, t.e.g. spine sunfaded otherwise in very good condition. A charming production. we have other similar vols in stock. 10.00


14482. L'Estrange, Sir Roger: Fables of Aesop and other eminent Mythologies with Morals and Reflections.

London: Printed for R. Sare, B. Took and M. Gillyflower, A. & J. Churchil, J. Hindmarsh and G, Sawbridge, 1694. The second edition corrected and amended. 32 by 20 cms. (8)+476 pp. with a pictorial frontispiece woodblock print of Aesop surrounded with birds and animals. Page 475/476, the final page, is a facsimile copy bound in. This copy lacks the second plate, an engraving of L'Estrange which is found in other editions. The front pastedown bears the bookplate of Francis Gwyn of Lansanor in the County of Glamorgan and of Ford Abby in the County of Devon 1698. In a contemporary calf binding, blindstamped rectangular panels to boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, no spine label. The spine has been professionally relaid, some scuffing and loss of surface leather to parts of the boards. Internally tight, bright and clean. Overall a good copy which shows some signs of its three hundred years. 750.00


18192. Lamb, Charles: The Essays of Elia and The Last Essays of Elia. Volume 1, only.

London: J.M. Dent and Sons Limited, 1929. The Collected Essays of Charles Lamb in Two Volumes. (This is Volume 1, only.) First edition thus. xxv + 356 pp. 20 x 14 cm. 25 drawings by CE Brock and 24 contemporary portraits. Endpaper maps. Gold-blocked textured blue boards, in very good condition. No dw. A very attractive book. 17.50


15808. Landor, Walter Savage: The Shorter Works of Walter Savage Landor.

London: George Newnes Limited and New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, c1904. 838 pp. 17 x 10 cm. Thin paper edition, with frontispiece. Includes: Pericles and Aspasia, William Shakespeare, The Pentameron, minor Prose Pieces, Poems, and From the Last Fruit of an Old Tree. Gold-blocked brown boards, no dw. Inside front hinge splitting, o/w good condition. 15.00


20113. Lawrence, D. H.: The Man Who Died.

London: William Heinemann 1935. 28.5 x 20.5 cm. with eleven illustrations drawn and engraved on the wood by John Farleigh, type format arranged by J.H.Mason, printed by W.Lewis at Cambridge. Gold blocked linen and marbled paper boards.In a dustwrapper with a small repaired tear. There is some foxing, spotting, on the endpapers otherwise internally bright and clean, including the fine illustrations. John Farleigh1900-1965 was also known as Frederick William Charles Farleigh. He was an English wood engraver who also designed for London Transport. 15.00


15102. Lessing, Doris: Martha Quest and A Proper Marriage.

London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1965. Books I & II of Children of Violence. 702 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Gold-blocked red boards, with faux green label. Good, in a good dustwrapper. 18.00


12288. Lever, Charles: The O'Donoghue; A Tale of Ireland Fifty Years Ago.

Dublin: William Curry, Jun. and Company. William S. Orr and Co London. Fraser and Co. Edinburgh 1845. The First edition in book form. xi+410 pp. with 26 illustrations by H.K. Browne, ( Phiz. ), marbled endpapers and foreedges. The book is in a contemporary polished calf binding, but the spine has been professionally replaced in matching calf with six panelled spine, raised bands, gilt decoration and a new spine label. The boards are decorated with a very old fashioned design of blind stamping and ruling, with triple gilt edgelines, and textured central panel more reminiscent of the early eighteenth rather than nineteenth century. Internally very clean and bright, no foxing on text or plates. First issued in shilling monthly parts this is a handsome copy. 165.00


18384. Locke, William J: The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol.

London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd, 1925. The works of William J. Locke Autograph Edition Vol. XIII. vii + 310 pp. 17 x 11 cm. Gold-blocked blue boards, in good condition. No dw. Inscription neatly written on ffep. 10.00


10701. Lovat Fraser, C. editor: The Beggar's Opera written by Mr. Gay to which is prefixed the music to each song.

London: William Heinemann 1921. xiii+93 pp. illustrations by C. Lovat Fraser. In yellow boards with a black linen spine, showing some wear, boards corner rubbed, some wear to spine edges, some scattered light foxing otherwise fair/good.The illustrations are particularly attractive. 35.00


19649. Maclaren, Ian: Rabbi Saunderson

London: Hodder and Stoughton 1899. 17.5 x 12 cm. 215 pp. with twelve illustrations by A.S. Boyd, gold blocked green boards, in very good condition. 10.00


12805. Malen, M.E.O: The Pearl of Levonby.

London: John Dicks Office of "Bow Bells" 313 Strand. n.d. c. 1873 -75. 127 pp. printed in double columns, with 14 illustrations by D. H. Friston. In a half cloth and marbled boards binding, spine label reads "39". The accomplished illustrations are full page woodcuts. minor edge rubbing, otherwise very good.This was originally published in pictorial wraps as part of Dick's English Novels series, but the original covers were not bound into this library copy. Copac only lists another title by this author, "Ingaretha", and there seems to be no copy of "The Pearl of Levonby" in the British library. The novel is clearly aimed at a female readership, and would nowadays be seen as a romantic novel. Scarce. 95.00


15712. Manning, Frederic. (Private 19022): Her Privates We.

London: Peter Davies, 1964. 273 pp. 20 x 13 .5 cm. With an introduction by Edmund Blunden. Gold-blocked brown boards, in a good dustwrapper. Signature of Allan Seaton, Irish poet and Artist, on ffep. A nice copy, in good condition. 12.00


16300. Marryat, Captain: Jacob Faithful.

London: Richard Bentley, 1838. 407 pp. 17 x 11 cm. Tissue-guarded frontispiece illustration, and another illustration on the first title page. Green cloth boards with leather spine. Spine six-panelled with raised bands, decorative and textured panels. and gilt spine titles. Marbled foreedges and endpapers. Bookplate of Dr. Erich Biller on front pastedown. Corners bumped and some rubbing. Overall a fair/good copy. The book was first published in 1834. 30.00


14407. McKay, JG: The Tale of the Cauldron.

Dundee: Malcolm C. MacLeod, 1927. Ancient Legends of the Scottish Gael. 64pp. 20 x 25 cm. "Gaelic and English Arranged by J.C. McKay ". Sixteen paintings by Gordon Brown, R.I. Each of the text pages has the English with the Gaelic under it, and facing a painting. The final seventeen pages are questions and answers based on each of the paintings. The book could be used as a story book, in English or Gaelic, or used as a very attractive teaching aid. Contents are very clean and bright. The boards are showing some wear, with some loss to the picture printed on the front board. 12.00


12356. Moore, Hannah: Sacred Dramas.

London: c.1825. x+266 pp. 18 x 12.5 cm. Half leather and marbled boards, showing some edgewear and rubbing, boards scuffed and faded, title page missing, as is the frontispiece, and the last page containing Sensibility, otherwise tight and clean. Contents include: Introduction, Moses, David and Goliath, Belshazzar, Daniel, Hezekiah. Moore, 1745-1833, was born at Stapleton near Bristol. In 1774 she was introduced to literary circles in London, becoming friendly with Johnson, Reynolds, Garrick, Burke, etc. She was a prominent member of the Bluestocking movement and friend to Wilberforce and other abolitionists. At this time she wrote Tales in Verse and several tragedies. Her religious sensibilities amongst other factors led to retirement from society, at Cowslip Green near Bristol, where she tended to the needs of the poor, founded 12 schools, wrote popular religious tracts, and was accused by Anglican clergy of, "having Methodist tendencies", no less! A dangerous woman! A defective copy otherwise good. 20.00


13992. Morris, Ernest: Legends o' the Bells being a collection of legends, traditions., folk-tales, myths, etc centred around the bells of all lands.

London: Samson Low, Marston & Co. n.d. (1935) ix+212 pp. illustrated, red boards, no dw, in good condition, a fascinating study. 15.00


15647. Morris, William: Stories in Prose, Stories in Verse, Shorter Poems, Lectures and Essays.

London, Bloomsbury: The Nonsuch Press, 1934. Centenary Edition. xxiv+671 pp. 19 x 12 cm. Edited by G.D.H. Cole. Includes: News from Nowhere, A Dream of John Bull, A King's Lessons, The Story of the Unknown Church, The Wanderers, The Pilgrims of Hope, etc. Bevelled boards. Decorative endpapers. Gold-blocked boards age-darkened, otherwise good. 10.00


14674. Murray, Dr. Wm.: Hazelton: A Northumbrian Story.

Newcastle upon Tyne: J.M. Carr 1895. 297 pp. hardback, no dustwrapper, a sketch of the dialect, scenery and country life of Northumberland. The boards are very rubbed and worn but the book is in very good condition internally. 10.00


14536. Newnes, George, editor: The Strand Magazine An Illustrated Monthly. Vol. XXXI. Jan. to June 1906.

London: George Newnes 1906 Vol. XXXI. January to June 1906. 24 by 17.5 cms. 720 pp. illustrated. Articles include: Conan Doyle, Sir Nigel; E. Nesbit, The Amulet; Jerome K. Jerome The Cost of Kindness; and P.G. Wodehouse Petticoat Influence a Football Story. The Conan Doyle illustrations are by A. Twidle. Half red leather and marbled boards, boards edge-rubbed, spine rubbed and scuffed, internally clean and tight. A fair copy. 45.00


5929. Newnes,Geo. editor: The Strand Magazine An Illustrated Monthly.

London: George Newnes 1892 Vol. IV July to December 24 by 17.5 cms. 680 pp. illustrated. Articles include, illustrated interviews with Augustus Sala, Frederick Leighton, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry and others: The Evolution of the Cycle: A Day with Dr. Conan Doyle: Story by Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, XIII,The Adventure of the Silver Blaze: a story by Grant Allen The Great Ruby Robbery A Detective Story: a story by Guy de Maupassant, The Prisoners, a story by Jules Verne, Dr. Trifulgas, stories by Dick Donovan (J.E. Muddock), Romances from a Detectives Case Book: a story by A. Dumas, Marceau's Prisoner. Shafts from an Eastern Quiver by Charles J. Mansford. The Sherlock Holmes illustrations are by S. Paget. Bound in half leather, original spine label, marbled foredges, minor edge rubbing, the overall condition is very good. 75.00


20084. O'Brien, William: When We Were Boys A Novel.

London: Longmans, Green, and Co. new edition 1890. 550 (16) pp. gold blocked green boards. Showing some wear, a fair copy. O'Brien 1852-1928 was editor of "United Ireland" and a leading Irish Nationalist politician, agrarian campaigner, Home rule activist, etc. He became an M.P. in 1883. He spent two years in prison for political offences and wrote this acclaimed novel in prison. It was first published in 1890. Described as, "a very brilliant book, sparkling with epigram and metaphor. Full of criticism, argument, thought, and dreams about Ireland" He wrote a second novel, "A Queen of Men" in 1898. 10.00


7320. Orczy, Baroness.: Leatherface A Tale of Old Flanders.

London: Hodder and Stoughton first edition 1916. ix+310 pp. a little wear to part of the spine, professionally repaired. In fair / good condition 12.00


19689. Otway, Thomas: Venice Preserved or, A Plot Discovered

London: J.M.Dent and Co 1899. Edited by Israel Gollancz. 13 x 10.5 cm. vii+137 pp. tissue guarded frontispiece, decorative title page in red and black, in gold blocked green faux leather boards, t.e.g. spine a little faded otherwise in very good condition. A charming production. we have other similar vols in stock. 10.00


4677. Percival, Emily: The Souvenir Gallery: An Illustrated Gift Book for All Seasons. Embellished with Thirteen Beautifully Finished Engravings, by the First Artists.

Boston: Phillips, Sampson, & Company, 1853. "...has once before appeared under another dress and title. ...a limited number..." 294pp. 26 x 20 cm, in elaborately gold-blocked leather bevelled boards, with putti, garlands, strapwork, and masks. Professionally-repaired corners and spine. Aeg. The incredibly-fine engravings are still protected by their original tissues. Contributors include Byron, Mrs SC Hall, The Countess of Blessington, Sir Walter Scott, Thomas Moore, etc, etc. 30.00


13707. Pettman, Grace: The Temptation of Jasper Staincliffe

Kilmarnock: John Ritchie Ltd. Publishers of Christian Literature, c1940. lxiv + 160 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Three illustrations and coloured frontispiece. Stained boards, and inner front hinge split. 8.00


18280. Pope, Alexander: A Collection of Essays, Epistles and Odes.

London: Printed for J. James in New-Bond-Street, 1762. Separate paginations: 55, 69, 30, 26,and 25 pp. 16 x 10 cm. Full calf binding, gold lining to spine, gold-blocked original red spine label, and decorative head and tail pieces. Old ink inscription on the ffep. A nice clean, tight copy. Contents include: Essay on Man, Epistles to Several Persons, Eloisa to Abelard, The Rape of the Lock, Messiah a Sacred Ecologue, The Temple of Fame, Ode for Music on St. Cecilia's Day, Ode on Solitude, Essay on Criticism, and The Universal Prayer. 75.00


12214. Pope, Alexander: An Essay on Man to which is prefixed The Life of the Author; with observations on his Genius and Writings.

London: Thomas Tegg 1811. 16 by 10 cms. 126 pp. two title pages the first, dated 1812 has a vignette of Pope reading, by Thurston, the second title page is dated 1811. Contemporary polished calf with a blind stamped, small diamond pattern, and a small gilt edged pattern, five panelled spine with some gilt decoration and title label, marbled endpapers and fore edges. Spine rather worn, gilt faded, professionally relaid, new endpapers, boards in good order but gilt a bit faded, internally tight, very clean and bright, generally a good copy. 25.00


15807. Q. (Quiller-Couch): The Delectable Duchy Stories Studies and Sketches.

London: Cassell and Company, 1893. 343 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. The Duchy is, of course, Cornwall. Gold-blocked red boards, no dw. Spine sunned. Slight foxing. 15.00


13195. Rankin, Margaret M: Morag Maclean A Perthshire Story of Fifty Years Ago.

London: Andrew Melrose n.d. c.1900 175 pp, frontispiece, decorative panels at chapter headings and decorated capitals, blue decorative boards, in very good condition. Part of the Publisher's Blue Cover Library. 15.00


9263. Reade, Charles: Love Me Little Love Me Long.

London: Chatto & Windus 1896. 362+32 pp.dark green boards, one volume of the seventeen volume Library edition. Reade 1814-84 was a successful novelist writing novels illustrating social injustice and cruelty in one form or another. 10.00


19688. Richard Brinsley Sheridan: The Critic or A Tragedy Rehearsed.

London: J.M.Dent and Co 1897. Edited with a Preface, and Notes by G.A. Aitkin, 13 x 10.5 cm. xi+94 pp. tissue guarded frontispiece, decorative title page in red and black, in gold blocked green faux leather boards, t.e.g. spine sunfaded otherwise in very good condition. A charming production. we have other similar vols in stock. 10.00


10125. Richardson, Samuel: The History of Sir Charles Grandison. in a Series of Letters published from the originals by the Efditor of Pamela and Clarissa. In Seven Volumes. Vol VII and last.

London: Printed by S. Richardson, and Dublin: Re-printed by and for H. Saunders in the corner of Christ Church Lane 1754. One volume only of seven of the first edition. 17 by 10.5 cms. 390 pp. with an index historical and characteristical to the seven volumes of this work. professionally recased in burgundy boards with a six panelled spine separated by gilt lines and with a new black morocco spine label. Some wea, rbut overall in fair condition internally. First printed in London in 1753/54 this Dublin printing is part of an early Dublin printing. Pity it is only vol vii. 35.00


9991. Ruskin, John: Sesame and Lilies Two Lectures 1 Of King's Treasuries 2 Of Queen's Gardens.

Edinburgh: W.P. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell n.d. 15.5 by 10 cms. 125 pp. in a suede type binding with embossed title on front cover, frontispiece portrait, pictorial endpapers, in good condition. 8.00


5999. Sams, Eric, editor: Shakespeare's Edward III An Early Play Restored to the Canon.

New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1996. 242 pp. Edward III was first published in 1596. Most scholars discern Shakespeare's hand in the play, but academic uncertainties over collaboration, plagarism, and memorial reconstruction have kept it firmly outside the Canon. Now Sams presents a fastidious edition that claims to authenticate the play as Shakespeare's own unaided work. Very good in dustwrapper. 12.00


19362. Shakespeare, William: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare...

London: The Nonesuch Press, 1953, The New Nonesuch Shakespeare, popularly known as "The Coronation Shakespeare". In four volumes: Comedies, liii + 1080 pp; Histories, 1197 pp; Tragedies, 1471 pp; and Poems, 247 pp. 22 x 13.5 cm. Gold-blocked quarter cloth and marbled boards. Speckled edges to print blocks. "Printed and bound by William Clowes and Sons at Beccles on india paper". A very fresh set. No dustwrappers, as issued. Unpackaged weight 3,000g, so overseas postage will require extra charges. 40.00


16913. Shakespeare, William: The Illustrated Pocket Shakespeare.

New York: A.C. Armstrong and Son, c1900. Complete with glossary. Carefully edited and compared with the best texts by J Talfourd Blair. In eight volumes. 12 x 8.5 cm. Vol.I. 586 pp and 7 plates, Vol II. 534 pp. 6 plates, Vol III.482 pp. 5 plates, Vol. IV. 496 pp. 5 plates, Vol. V. 490 pp.4 plates, Vol. VI 508 pp. 5 plates, Vol. VII. 499 pp. 4 plates, Vol. VIII. 523 pp. 5 plates. Red fore-edges. Showing a little wear and slight fading to spines. Slight cockling to rear board of Volumes i, and very short scratches to two other boards. Neatly housed in a new slipcase in burgundy cloth with marbled lining. The plates are very pretty. 95.00


14537. Shakspeare, William: The Dramatic Works of Wm. Shakspeare. Correctly given from the text of Johnson and Steevens. With a Preface by Samuel Johnson and a complete glossarial index.

London: J. Bumpus and several others 1821. An incomplete set of 9 volumes, lacking volume 8. 12 x 8 cm. Half leather and marbled boards, five panelled spine with gilt decorative elements and original spine labels. Volume 1 has a frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare, here spelt Shakspeare, and each play has a title page with woodblock frontispiece and vignette on the title page. The boards show some evidence of rubbing and odd scuffing, internally tight and clean. The title-page of Volume 1 is inscribed "To Charles Rourke from his brother Thomas Rourke". 95.00


12457. Shenstone, William: The Works in Verse and Prose, of William Shenstone Esq. Most of which were never before printed. In Two Volumes with Decorations.

London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall 1764. The first edition. Two Volumes. 21 x 13 cm. Vol. I, viii+345+(6) pp. engraved frontispiece, engraved vignette of a kingfisher on title page, and four charming small engraved vignettes as head and tailpieces. Vol. II, 392 pp. engraved frontispiece and the engraved Kingfisher vignette on title page, along with two small engravings and an engraved folded map of The Leasowes. In polished calf, six panelled spines with raised bands, some gilt lining, and original spine labels. In Volume 2 the bookplate with crest for Ranfurly (Lords Northland, Dungannon, Co Tyrone) is pasted over an earlier bookplate, a copy of which is in Volume I , and which may be that of Baron Congleton, (?) In 1769 a third volume containing letters was published. Shenstone was a minor, but admired, poet and landscape theorist. 125.00


9590. Sheridan, Richard Brinsley: The School for Scandal.

London: Hodder and Stoughton 1984. first published in 1913 this limited edition of 1984 is a duplicate. 195 pp. six mounted coloured plates illustrated by Hugh Thompson, in a dark blue embossed bonded leather with gilt pattern and titling, blue moire silk endpapers, silk page marker, in very good condition, unused 42.00


18217. Skinner, Rosemary Ross: Letter For Tomorrow.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1963. First edition. 87 pp. 21 x 14 cm. Gold-blocked red boards, in very good condition, in a v.g, dustwrapper. Signed dedication from the author on the ffep. 10.00


11234. Smedley, Frank E: Lewis Arundel or the Railroad of Life.

London: Downey & Co. 1899. xiv+512 pp. with 42 illustrations by "Phiz" from the original steel plates, tissue guarded, mid-blue boards, which are faded and rubbed, the rear board has a dent at top, the spine with its gilt title is quite sunfaded with rubbing to spine extremities, no foxing or age toning internally, all plates present and clean, teg. Smedley was born in Great Marlow Bucks in 1818, as a cripple. This was his second novel, originally appearing in Sharpes London Magazine. He died in 1864. His 3 novels have been described as, "capital stories, racily told". 15.00


12462. Smollett, Dr.: The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves.

London and Bristol: Geo. Virtue, n.d. (1819). Two volumes in one. 262 pp. engraved title page with vignette, and with two other engraved plates, by Hawkins. The engraved plates are dated May. 1st, 1819. This is a volume in Cooke's Pocket Edition of Select Novels or Novelist's Entertaining Library containing a complete Collection of Universally Approved Adventures, Tales &c by the most esteemed Authors superbly embellished. Half calf and marbled boards, five panelled spine with gilt lining and gilt devices in the panels, gilt title, some edge rubbing, internally very tight and clean. The front pastedown has a bookplate with the elaborate arms and crest of Guy Stone, of Barn Hill, County Down - between Comber and Belfast.. 85.00


14166. Smollett, Tobias: The Complete Works of Tobias Smollett with memoir of the author by Thomas Roscoe.

London: Bell and Daldy n.d. 24 by 15.5 cms. xl+966 pp. Illustrated with fine etchings on steel by George Cruikshank, all present. Half leather and pebbled clothsix panelled spine, raised bands and original red and gilt spine title. The spine has been professionally relaid. A tight copy in very good condition. 30.00


8416. Steele, R. and Addison, J.: The Tatler Volume The Second.

London: Printed by Bye and Law 1797. 22 by 13.5 cms. iv+516 pp. contemporary full calf, gilt tooling to board edges, six compartmented spine with gilt banding and devices along with original label,marbled endpapers, bookplate of R.S. Carew, rubbing and wear to boards, minor worm damage to small area of rear board, gilding faded, internally a tight and bright copy. Contains issues no.51 Sat. Aug. 6th 1709 to no. 114 Sat. Dec. 31st 1709. 45.00


1085. Sterne, Laurence: The Novels of Laurence Sterne in four volumes.

London The Navarre Society n. d. one of 2000 copies. Four vols, Vol 1 - 263pp. Vol 2 - 184pp. Vol 3 - 272pp. Vol 4 - 147pp.Vols 1 to 3 contains, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy Gentleman, Vol 4 contains A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. Illustrated by Cruickshank ( 4 Frontispieces) in v.g. condition 20.00


10124. Sterne, Laurence: The Works of Laurence Sterne M.A. in Seven Volumes. Vol. IV and V.

Dublin: Thomas Armitage College Green 1774. Volumes 4 and 5 from a set of 7. 17 by 11 cms. Vol. IV. vii+315 pp. The Sermons of Mr Yorick. Vol. VI. 331 The Sermons of Mr Yorick. contemporary polished calf, six panelled spines with raised bands, original red and black spine labels, very minor wear to boards and a very small foreedge stain to vol. v., attractive engraved title pages, internally in lovely, clean tight condition. This is an early Dublin printing, the first collected works seems to have been published there in 1760's. The two volumes comprise a complete copy of The Sermons of Mr Yorick. 35.00


13119. Swan, Annie S.: Dorothea Kirke.

Edinburgh: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier 1884. first edition 166+16pp. illustrated, hardback, showing a little wear and use but otherwise good. Prize presentation plate on front pastedown dated 1885. Swan was once an enormously popular and early romantic novelist. 10.00


14205. Swift, J.: Prose Writings of Swift chosen and arranged by Walter Lewin.

London: Walter Scott 1886. 17 by 12 cms. 352 pp. red boards, hardback, owner's name on ffep, a little old dampstaining to boards otherwise fair.One of the Camelot classics Series edited by Ernest Rhys. 10.00


15926. Swift, Jonathan: Letters written by the late Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...and several of his friends from the year 1703 to 1740...with notes Historical and Critical by J. Hawkesworth and others. Vol. III.

Dublin: John Williams, 1767. The first title page has this volume as Volume XIV of The Works of Jonathan Swift. iv+230 pp. 17 x 10.5 cm. Two title pages, the first being decorated with a small bust of the author. Contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands and some gilt lining. Boards a little edge-rubbed and corners a little bumped, but otherwise in very good condition for its age. 40.00


15681. Swinburne, A. C.: A Year's Letters.

New York University Press, 1974. xxxviii+195 pp. 24 x 16 cm. The Swinburne novel that no Victorian publisher would publish in the un-expurgated version printed here. Edited by F. J. Sypher. Decorative endpapers. Frontispiece portrait. Gold-blocked blue boards, in a slightly worn dustwrapper. 10.00


11930. Taylor, Charles Benjamin: May You Like it.

London: T. Boys second edition 1824. Author given as, "A Country Curate" on the title page. 386 pp. Frontispiece by R.Westall. folded music sheet. In contemporary polished calf, blind stamped, and gilt edge borders, five panelled spine with decorative blind stamping also with gilt, original red spine label with gilt title, marbled endpapers. Owner's signature on tile page and ffep with a couple of old childish doodles on ffep. Crawford of Crawfordsburn Co. Down. Some rubbing and wear to boards, gilt quite faded in places, internally tight and bright. Marbled endpaper at rear gone, otherwise very good. A rather charming little book. Contents include, A Sister's Love, The Holme Farm, Real Scenes in the Life of an Actress, The Quaker Girl, The Last Years of an Old Incumbent, A Tale of True Love, and Mary Hope, or an old Gentleman's Narrative. 35.00


9980. Thackeray, William Makepeace: Sketch Books The Paris Sketch Book, The Irish Sketch Book, Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo.

London: Smith Elder & Co. 1900. The Biographical Edition of the Collected Works in thirteen volumes. vol V only. xliii+772 pp. illustrated, with biographical introductions by his daughter Anne Richie, red boards, spine slightly faded otherwise in good condition. 16.00


10660. Thackeray, William Makepeace: Thackerayana Notes and Anecdotes.

London: Chatto & Windus 1875. (1878). Illustrated by hundreds of Sketches by W. M. Thackeray depicting humorous incidents in his school life, and favourite scenes and characters in the books of his every day reading. xx+494+40pp. illustrated with five full page colour plates and other drawings. Red and black bevelled, decorative boards with gilt title and characters on front board and spine. t.e.g. board edges and spine extremities are rubbed and a little worn, gilt a little rubbed, spine a bit faded, a previous owner has pasted a small drawing of Thackeray on the ffep, internally there is the odd mark, but generally good. The advertising catalogue at the end is dated October 1878. The first edition was suppressed due to some offending illustrations but suitably changed was later reissued. The book remains quite amusing 45.00


15694. Thackeray, William Makepeace: The Adventures of Philip on his way through the world: shewing who robbed him, who helped him and who passed him by. To which is now prefixed A Shabby Genteel Story.

London: Smith Elder & Co., 1877. The Works of Wiliam Makepeace Thackery in Twelve Volumes. Volume 6 only. ix+622 pp. 19.5 x 14 cm. Frontispiece illustration. Half-leather, gilt spine titling and raised bands, marbled endpapers and foreedges. Spine extremities professionally repaired. Overall in good condition. 15.00


11693. Thackeray, William Makepeace: The Christmas Books of Mr M. A. Titmarsh Vol II.

London: Smith Elder & Co. 1887. The Pocket Edition. 15 by 10.5 cms. xii+209 pp. illustrated by the author, a bit of edge rubbing to the boards otherwise good. Originally published in two vols this is Vol II only, but complete as it is, with, The Rose and the Ring, and The Kicklebury's on the Rhine. 15.00


10739. Thackeray, William Makepeace: The Orphan of Pimlico and other sketches, fragments and drawings.

London: Smith Elder & Co. 1876. 32 by 25 cms. no pagination, (186 pp) illustrated with drawings, with some notes by Anne Isabella Thackeray. In thick, dark blue, bevelled boards, with black and gilt stamped title and lining to spine and front board, a.e.g. some minor scuffing to top right front board edge, and spine extremities. this book was originally bound with gutta-percha which disintegrates over time. This copy has been professionally rebound within the original boards and endpapers and is now a tight copy ready for many more years of life. There is no visible indication of this rebind. The illustrations, a few of which were tinted are charming and delightful. 75.00


15092. Thackeray, William Makepeace: The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray Vol VI Contributions to "Punch" etc.

London: Smith Elder & Co., 1902. Vol VI of the thirteen-volume complete works. xxxvii+759 pp. with illustrations by the author, and a portrait. Hardback, red boards, gilt titling, in very good condition. 15.00


8517. Thackery, William Makepeace: The History of Pendinnis. His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy.

London: Smith Elder, & Co. 1882 Edited by Arthur Pendinnis . xii+744 pp. frontispiece. Half leather, red morocco, six panelled spine with raised bands and extensive gilt tooling, bears the initials, gilt, on spine bottom of J. E. F. marbled boards and foreedges, internally very tight, clean and bright. Very minor light rubbing to spine extermities otherwise very good indeed. A very handsome binding. We have two similarly bound vols listed, Pendinnis and The Virginians, 8516 and 8518. 35.00


8516. Thackery, William Makepeace: The Newcomes Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family.

London: Smith Elder, & Co. 1882 Edited by Arthur Pendinnis . viii+776 pp. frontispiece. Half leather, red morocco, six panelled spine with raised bands and extensive gilt tooling, bears the initials, gilt, on spine bottom of J. E. F. marbled boards and foreedges, internally very tight, clean and bright. Very minor light rubbing to spine extermities otherwise very good indeed. A very handsome binding. We have two similarly bound vols listed, Pendinnis and The Virginians, 8517 and 8518. 35.00


8518. Thackery, William Makepeace: The Virginians A Tale of the Last Century.

London: Smith Elder, & Co. 1881. Edited by Arthur Pendinnis . xii+770 pp. frontispiece. Half leather, red morocco, six panelled spine with raised bands and extensive gilt tooling, bears the initials, gilt, on spine bottom of J. E. F. marbled boards and foreedges, some little spotting to first few and last pages, a small tear on p.355, no loss, otherwise, internally very tight, clean and bright. Very minor light rubbing to spine extermities otherwise very good indeed. A very handsome binding. We have two similarly bound vols listed, Pendinnis and The Virginians, 8517 and 8516. 35.00


16134. The European: The European The Analytical Review of Literature, Politics, Economics, Art, Science, Theatre, Cinema. Volume 1.

London: The European, 1953. 64pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Articles include: Denis Goacher 'Dr. Leavis or Mr. Pound?' and 'Sovereignty' by Ezra Pound. Pictorial semi-matt thin card covers. 10.00


16208. The European: The European The Analytical review of literature, politics, economics, art, science, theatre, cinema.

London: Number One 1953. 64 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Aticles include: "Infantile disorders" of the Left, Marcel Proust in Jean Santeuil by Henri Gilbert, Immoral Books by Desmond Stewart, Dr. Leavis or Mr Pound by Denis Goacher, Sovereignty by Ezra Pound, and others. Printed thin-card covers, showing a little wear. 10.00


14883. The Manchester Libraries Committee: The Manchester Review, Autumn 1956.

Manchester: The Manchester Libraries Committee, 1956. Volume 7, pages 397-428. 21.5 x 14 cm. Articles include: The Jewish Library; WH Chaloner Writings on British Urban History 1934-1956 - Covering the period from 1700; The First Recorder of Manchester (John Frederick Foster); G.K. Chesterton; Books by Manchester Authors; and Books in Manchester Libraries. In good condition. We can also supply Summer 1953, Spring 1954, Winter 1955, Summer 1956, Winter 1956, Spring 1958, Summer 1958, Winter 1958-9, Spring 1959, Summer 1959, Spring 1960, Autumn 1960, Summer 1961, Autumn-Winter 1961, Autumn 1962, Winter 1962-63, Summer-Autumn 1963, and Summer-Autumn 1964, at 10 each. 10.00


14836. Thomas, Donald.: Summer in the Country.

London: Privately printed for subscribers to the Libra Collection, 1970. 24 by 15.5 cms.132 pp. illustrated, hardback, in a glassine dustwrapper, in very good condition. Mild erotica. First published in Paris in 1867 10.00


10352. Titmarsh, M. A. pseud. for Thackeray, W. M.: Mrs Perkin's Ball.

London: Smith Elder & Co. n.d. c.1898? 46 pp. illustrated with 22 full page engraved plates, one folded. One of this author's Christmas Stories. First published in 1847 this appears to be a reprint at the end of the century. Hardback, cloth and marbled paper boards, new endpapers, the last eight pages have old light edge staining otherwise internally very good. 45.00


9997. Tooke, John Horne: Epea Pteroenta or the Diversions of Purley.

London: Thomas Tegg A new edition 1829. Volume II only of two vols revised and corrected by Richard Taylor with numerous additions from the copy prepared by the author for republication: to which is annnexed his Letter to John Dunning. 590 pp. full calf binding, small blindstamped border with single gilt line to front and rear boards, five panelled spine with shallow raised band, gilt lining and decorative panels. boards rubbed and rather worn, the top couple of inches of front board splitting, rubbing and loss of gilding to spine, a little foxing to endpapers and title page otherwise tight and good. The 1829 edition is regarded as the best one of this elaborate philological treatise, very influential in the nineteenth century. 75.00


15822. Trollope, Anthony: The Three Clerks.

London: Henry Frowde, 1907. xvi+567 pp. 15 x 10 cm. With an introduction by W. Teignmouth Shore. Frontispiece portrait. Gold-blocked green boards, no dw. Spine sunfaded, otherwise good. 10.00


1887. Trollope, Anthony.: Phineas Finn

Oxford University Press. 1949 The Oxford Trollope Crown Edition in two vols. with a preface by Shane Leslie Illustrations by T.L.B. Huskinson Edited by Michael Sadleir. Vol 1 xiii+356pp.. Vol 2 vii+ 367pp. both with dustjackets though these are trimmed slightly shorter than the book, a printers misjudgement? Both vols in a protective card slipcase. A handsome edition of this political novel set in Ireland, part of the Palliser Group. Many textual misreadings were corrected in this series. 25.00


12489. Tuck, Raphael: Shakespeare's Heroes and Heroines.

London: Raphael Tuck & Sons 1891 30 by 21.5 cms. no pagination, ( 84 ), printed dedication from Sir Henry Irving, illustrated after Sir A. Callcott, C.R. Leslie, D. Maclise, A. Redgrave, S. Hart, &c. A single page coloured illustration of a character, 16 in all, with on the preceding page a verse from the play. Hardback in two colour green boards with gilt title and gilt illustration on the front board, a.e.g. boards a bit dusty and with some fading, one illustration has a little edgewear, and there is some light spotting and a few light fingermarks but these do not affect the illustrations, only some text pages. The binding, which had been gutta percha has been renewed ane the spine restored. It is now a tight firm copy with a newly extended life.They are very charming late Victorian chromolithographic images and although the book shows a little surface wear, these are an attractive example of the Raphael Tuck printers. 65.00


16151. W. H. Smith and Son: The Railway Anecdote Book: A Collection of the best and newest anecdotes and tales, to the present day, selected for the reading of Railway Passengers.

London: W. H. Smith and Son, c1850. 21.5 x 14 cm. 192 pp. preceded by title-page and seven unnumbered pages each with an engraving and quote from a notable person: Washington Irving, Thomas Hood, Charles Dickens, Justice Halliburton ("Sam Slick"), Mr Hobler, Lord Brougham, and Mr J.C. Appleby. The title page has an engraved portrait of Sydney Smith. Gold-blocked faded blue boards, no dw. Boards a little rubbed, and some wear to spine extremities. There is a crested bookplate "H.M." on the front pastedown. Overall in good condition. A nice example of the sort of book produced for reading on early trains. The anecdotes are varied and light. A scarce item. 30.00


7424. Wilson, Christopher: The Wings of Destiny An Aeroplane Romance of Today.

London: The Amalgamated Press n.d. c.1900. 21.5 by 14.5 cms. 162 pp. Illustrated with 3 full page plates and a cover illustration by Cyrus Cuneo. Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels No. 69. A spendid story of an early aeroplane. Paperback. A little rubbing to edges but otherwise in very good condition for such ephemera. 20.00


2856. Wodehouse, PG: Plum Pie.

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1966. First edition. 285 pp. 20.5 x 13.5 cm. A late book in the writer's works, but a first edition. The inscription "V.Irwin 1968." is neatly written on the top right-hand corner of the ffep, o/w the book is in very good condition. The spine of the dust wrapper is faded, o/w the dw is good. 20.00


3689. Wodehouse., P.G.: The Clicking of Cuthbert

London, Herbert Jenkins 1st ed. 1922 256 pp. green boards with golfer vignette. The first of the golfing novels. A little wear to bottom of spine, a tear on final page (no loss) a little wear but generally in good condition 10.00


7473. Wolcot, John. pseud Peter Pindar: The Poetical Works of Peter Pindar, Esq. Complete in two volumes.

London: T. Allman 1833. In two vols. 15 by 7.5 cms. Vol. 1, vi+ 534 pp. Vol II, ix+545 pp. original blue boards with spine labels. Frontispiece portrait. Apart from an old tape repair to ffep of vol. 2 in very good condition. Wolcot, 1738-1819, was a satirist , a Doctor, one time physician-general of Jamaica. "Although witty and fluent , his works were coarse and ephemeral." They are however humorous satires on eighteenth century life, personalities and manners. 48.00


15879. Wood, Stanley: Supplement to Twelfth Night Questions and Notes.

London: George Gill & Sons, c1910. Dinglewood Shakespeare Manuals. 31 pp. 16.5 x 10.5 cms. Spine worn, but overall good. Dinglewood was an important school, in Colwyn Bay. 10.00


14938. Wright, W. Aldis: Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil.

Cambridge and London: Macmillan and Co. 1863. 16.5 by 11 cms. xxi+464 pp. with notes and glossarial index by W. Aldis Wright. hardback, on the front pastedown is an armorial bookplate for Thomas Greer and a small bookseller's label for Christoper Atchison Bookseller 12 Castle Place Belfast. very minor wear otherwise in good condition. 32.00


11708. Wynter, Andrew: Subtle Brains and Lissom Fingers. Being some of the Chisel-Marks of our Industrial and Scientific Progress. And other Papers.

London: Robert Hardwicke Third Edition 1869. viii+446 pp. with a few illustrations, green boards, blind stamped decoration to boards, gilt spine title. Containing 39 articles, including, Fradulent Trade Marks, A day with the Coroner, Undersea Railroad, Vivesection, Restoration of our soil, Railways the great civilisers, Mudies Circulating Library, Railways and City population, Messages under the sea, the effects of railway travelling upon health, Physical Education, Clerk of the weather, Photographic portraiture, Village Hospitals, Air Traction, Illuminations, Boat building by machinery, Doctors stuff, SmallPox in London, Excursion trains, poems, etc etc. 42.00

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