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12868. : The Edinburgh Review, or Critical Journal for January 1876 ...April 1876.

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1876 Vols. CCXCI and CCXCII, bound as one. ii. ii. 588 pp. half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands and an original spine label, a little edge rubbed but otherwise in very good condition. Contents include, Richard Wagner and the modern theory of music, Army Recruitment, the Suez Canal, recent Scotch novels, Ancient Commerce, Connop Thirlwall Bishop of St. David's, Lord Mayo's Indian Administration, Railway Profits and Losses, Iceland and its Explorers, the Two Amperes, Army Recruitment, etc etc. 42.00


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


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


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. 48.00


8503. "Bos", pseud. for Prest, Thomas Peckett: The Pickwick Postumous Papers containing an account of the Wonderful Discovery Club and the Extraordinary Adventures of Pickwick, Sam Veller, Tupnall, Winkletop , &c &c. Edited by Bos

London: Lloyd, Wych Street Strand 1842. 21 by 14 cms. The Penny Pickwick. No's, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52. The Penny Pickwick was an imitation,written by Prest, published by his employer, Lloyd, between May 1837 and July 1839 in 112 issues. It was a huge success selling 50,000 copies weekly, and spawning around eleven more Pickwick imitations. Extensively illustrated with 64 engravings, generally two per issue, a few full page, most of which are by C.J.G, Charles Jamieson Grant, one of the leading artists of the Penny Radical papers during the Chartist agitation. Very spirited if a little coarse illustrations. In contemporary green boards, entitled Pickwick on the front cover, containing 32 of these weekly issues bound together in 1842. Of no's, 1 - 52 some 20 were not bound in, creating a rather bumpy ride for thelater reader. These were the first Penny Dreadfuls. Prest, 1810-1859 (?) was a hack-writer in Lloyds publishing factory issuing Oliver Twiss and Nicholas Nickleberry, David Copperful etc.( as well as Sweeney Todd ) much to Dicken's annoyance and financial loss. A fairly scarce item. 250.00


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


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. 55.00


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


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. 15.00


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


15649. Ayrton, Michael: Fabrications.

London: Secker & Warburg, 1972. 224 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Illustrated. Silver-blocked black boards, in an edge-rubbed dustwrapper. 12.00


11970. Beauclerk, Helen: The Green Lacquer Pavilion

London: Collins fifth imp. 1929. 319 pp. Adorned with nine cuts and a portrait of the author by Edmund Dulac. hardback, no dustwrapper, joints tender otherwise good. 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 copyonly because of the boards 20.00


10000. Bellamy, Edward: Looking Backward 2000-1887.

London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd, c1937. 245 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm. One of the most influential utopian novels: a man who falls asleep in 1887 wakes up in 2000. The book inspired a political movent and has controversial but clear links to national socialist movements of the 1930s. Black-blocked red boards, in good condition, in a good dustwrapper. Browning to ffep, o/w good. 15.00


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


595. Berners, Lord.: The Camel.

London, Constable and co. 1936 1st ed. 175 pp. d.w. illus. v.g. 20.00


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


14120. Blackmore, R.D.: Cradock Nowell.

London: Sampson Low & Co. (Diligently revised and rewritten) new and cheaper edition 1893 18 by 12.5 cms. viii+461 pp. dark blue/green boards with gilt spine titling. Has a lean otherwise good.Blackmore received adverse criticism for the first edition of this novel. He responded by revising and reshaping it. It preceded his critical success, "Lorna Doone". 10.00


14355. Blackmore, R.D.: Perlycross A Tale of the Western Hills.

London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company 1896. 18 by 12.5 cms. vi+465 pp. dark blue/green boards with gilt spine titling. Has a lean otherwise good. Blackmore wrote 12 novels but is only remembered for Lorna Doone. 10.00


10464. Blackwood: Blackwood's Magazine Number 1776 Volume 294 October 1963.

Edinburgh and London 1963. 23 by 15 cms. pp. 289-384, paper covers, in very good condition. Contains the story "Macarthy's Place" by Kate O'Brien. 5.00


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. 45.00


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


12903. Bolingbroke, Lord: Letters to Sir William Windham and Mr. Pope.

London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1894. Cassell's National Library. 192 + 4 pp. 14.5 x 9.5 cm. Bolingbroke, 1678 - 1751, statesman, philosopher, and writer. Blue boards, no dw. 10.00


3815. Bronte, Charlotte: Shirley

London: Smith, Elder, & Co, 1905 Volume 2 of The Haworth Edition of The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and Her Sisters. xxviii + 666 + vi pp, 21 x 13.5 cm, in gold-blocked green cloth. Introduction by Mrs Humphrey Ward. 11 illustrations. 12.00


3820. Bronte, Charlotte: Villette.

London: John Murray, 1920. Volume 3 of The Haworth Edition of The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and Her Sisters. xxxvii + 594 + vi pp, 21 x 13.5 cm, in green cloth. Introduction by Mrs Humphrey Ward. 11 illustrations. 12.00


12220. Bunyan, John: The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which is to Come delivered under the Similitude of a Dream.

Birmingham: Robert Martin, 1786. To which are added notes, explanatory, experimental and practical. Published in two parts. xiv+204,+8+ 178 pp. with 14 copper plate engravings. Half calf and marbled boards, the boards are very worn and rubbed, corners bumped, spine title present but gilt titling faded, spine extremities quite worn, the first title page to part I is removed, the second is present and the final page is nearly detatched. Internally otherwise tight and clean, no markings, the plates are in very good condition and in some cases owe much to Hogarth. A fair copy of a scarce provincial edition. 165.00


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


202. Campion, T.: The Maske by Thomas Campion as produced at Hatfield Palace on May 30th and 31st. 1924

Camye Press 1924. 39 pp. some wear to spine. A limited ed. of 450 copies of which this is no 112. From Phillip Sainsbury's Cayme Press. 17.00


15714. Carpenter, Edward: Towards Democracy.

London: George Allen & Co., 1911. Complete edition in four parts. 519 pp. 16.5 x 11 cm. Gold-blocked black boards. Printed on thin "bible paper", ffep removed, a little wear, but fair. 10.00


11499. Carpenter, Rt. Rev. W. Boyd: The Spiritual Message of Dante.

London: Williams & Norgate 1914. xi+ 250+48 pp. illustrated, gilt vignette of Dante on front board. In good condition. With a 48 page of this publisher's publications. 8.00


12473. Chambers, William and Chambers, Robert: Chamber's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts.

Edinburgh: William and Robert Chambers, 1845. 18 x 11 cm. Two vols published as one. Tracts no. 22-39. each tract paginated separetely. Illustrated. This is the second of the published seven volumes. Half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with gilt lining and original spine label. Contents include The Life of Nelson, The Temperance Movement, Story of Peter Williamson, Joan of Arc, Maid of Orleans, Annals of the Poor - Female Industry and Intrepidity, Slavery in America, A Visit to Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum, Story of Baptiste Lulli, Select Poems of Kindness to Animals, Wallace and Bruce, Cases of Circumstantial Evidence, Story of Richard Falconer, Byron's Narrative, The Goldmaker's Village, The Last Earl of Derwentwater, The Heroine of Siberia, Domestic Flower-Culture, Insurrection in Lyons, The Hermit of Warkworth, and other Ballads. Showing a little wear to boards, edge rubbing, corners bumped, internally a little dusty, otherwise fair/good. The observations on slavery in America are particularly interesting. 9.50


3675. Chambers, William and Robert, editors: Chambers's Information for the People Volumes 1 and 2.

Edinburgh: Chambers 1848, 1849. Volume 1, 807 pp. Volume 2, 807 pp. 25 x 17.5 cm. Profusely illustrated. Half leather and embossed boards, six panelled spines with raised bands, gilt lining and original labels, marbled foreedges. Very handsome volumes in fresh clean condition. These volumes were not seen as an encyclopaedia but as a means to self-education. 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. 55.00


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." 23.00


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. 50.00


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. 45.00


14336. De La Mare, Walter: Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe.

London: Faber and Faber 1947. Third edition. 296 pp. 22 x 14 cm. With decorations by Rex Whistler. Gold-blocked green boards, no dustwrapper, spine a little sun faded, otherwise in very good condition. 20.00


9076. Defoe Daniel: A New Voyage Round the World in two volumes.

Edinburgh: printed by James Ballantyne for John Ballantyne and Co. and Brown and Crombie Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme and John Murray London 1810. 17 by 10.5 cms. two volumes bound as one. 255+217 pp. half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, original title label, marbled foreedges, rubbing and some scuffing to boards, top half inch of spine professionally replaced, internally a very clean, tight, bright copy. This is one of the better of Defoe's imaginary voyages. On the spine and title pages he is spelt De Foe. This title was first published in 1725. 95.00


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. 10.00


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


7438. Dickens, Charles: A Tale of Two Cities.

London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd., 1914. xiii + 297 pp. 23 x 14.5 cm. Sixteen illustrations by Phiz. From The Universal Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens in 22 Volumes. Neat signature on ffep, and slightly-sunned spine, o/w good. 23.00


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


11604. Dickens, Charles: Hard Times; & Christmas Books.

London: Chapman and Hall n.d. c.1873-76. 25 by 18.5 cms. 134+200 pp. illustrated, Hard Times has twenty illustrations by H. French and Christmas Books has twenty eight illustrations by F. Barnard. Half leather, (black) and cloth, six panelled spine with raised bands, blindstamped floral motifs in panels, a little dotted lining, gilt, now faded, original spine labels in black and red with gilt title and author. Internally a bit dusty, some pages with old folds two old repairs using narrow gummed paper, boards are a little rubbed and scuffed, corners slightly bumped, spine quite bright. Overall a fair to good minus volume. Probably from the 30 vol. Illustrated Library edition of 1873-76 23.00


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

London, George Bell & Sons 1887. 14 by 11 cms, 40 pp. illus. by George Cruickshank. First published in 1839, 1840 and 1870. Revised by Dickens who wrote the preface and notes and adapted at least part of the text based on a traditional ballad. 35.00


11182. Dickens, Charles: The Personal History of David Copperfield.

London: Bradbury & Evans 1850. In two volumes. Vol. Ixiv+320 pp. Vol II pp.321-624. frontispiece, engraved title page, dated 1850, title page, with 39 illustrations by H. K. Browne (Phiz). This was the first edition, first issue, in book form. Published from original parts, frontispiece dated, errata page, spelling errors, p. viii with final i misaligned, p. 120 screwed not screamed, ch. xxvii listed as p. 283 not 282, recal on line 1 p. 16 and line 22 on p. 225, p.19 cha pter ;ut and several others, all plates present, half leather and marbled boards, all very rubbed, scuffed, and worn, corners bumped, small oval Birkenhead bookseller's stamp on title pages, Mauds library written at the top of first title page, plates browned and toned to various degrees. A poor to fair copy only of this popular title, Dicken's own favourite among his novels.. 325.00


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


11665. Dickens, Charles: The Postumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.

London: Chapman and Hall 1847. xvi+479 pp. with a frontispiece from a design by C. R. Leslie, engraved by J. Thompson, and 22 other full page illustrations. Half leather and marbled boards, five panelled spine with raised bands and original black and gilt spine label, blind stamped pattern on panels, marbled endpapers, showing some wear, boards a bit edge rubbed and scuffed. Bears a bookplate on the front pastedown showing crest and motto "Justus esto et non Metue". This is of the Charley family of Finaghy Dunmurry outside Belfast. The frontispiece has an old light waterstain to the top third of the plate. Internally tight, and clean, no foxing or browning, the plates are particularly good in that regard. Despite its agewear this is a nice copy of an early edition of this title. 95.00


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


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

London 1853, a new ed. 303 pp. v.g. 35.00


13377. Dodsley, Robert: The Economy of Human Life

London: Vernor Hood and Sharpe and others 1808. iii+102 pp. 17 x 10.5 cm. With thirty-two elegant wood-cuts by Austin and Hole. Bound in contemporary calf, original spine label, and very faded gilt edging,and spine decoration, marbled endpapers, internally tight bright and clean, bears the bookplate of Elizabeth Page. The upper spine extremity has been professionally repaired and although the boards show some wear this is a good copy, with attractive illustrations. There is some uncertainty about the purported author of this work. 35.00


211. Drabble, Margaret: The Radiant Way.

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1978, 1st ed. 396 pp. d.w. signed by author, v.g. 18.00


14631. Du Maurier, George: Novels of George Du Maurier Trilby The Martians Peter Ibbetson.

London: The Pilot Press and Peter Davies, 1947. With introductions by John Masefield and Daphne Du Maurier. With original illustrations. xviii+726 pp. hardback in a chipped dustwrapper. Printed on cheap paper which is now toning, a just about fair copy only. 10.00


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. 32.00


12351. Edgeworth, Maria: Harrington, A Tale and Ormond A Tale.

London: Printed for R Hunter and Baldwin, Cradock and Joy 1817. Volume II only of three volumes. The first edition. 422 pp. half leather and marbled boards, bearing the bookplate with crest for Lord James Butler on the front pastedown, owner's name on title page. Some edgewear and rubbing to spine extremities original spine label intact. This vol. starts Ormond chapter 1. Tight and bright internally, good. Lord James Butler, Marquess of Ormonde, 1777-1838, was MP for Kilkenny in the Irish House of Commons till 1801, and the British House of Commons until he gained the Peerage in 1820. 55.00


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


14030. Fairless, Michael: The Roadmender and other Writings.

London and Glasgow new edition 1950. 24 by 18 cms. 256 pp. with a biograghical note by M. E. Dowson, an introduction by Frederick Brereton and wood engravings by Lennox Paterson. Hardback, no dustwrapper, covers a bit dusty but internally very bright and attractively illustrated. 15.00


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. 35.00


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. 75.00


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


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


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


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


15100. Guerber, H. A: Myths & Legends of the Middle Ages Their Origin and Influence on Literature and Art.

London: G. Harrup, 1919. 22 by 15 cms. xv+404 pp. Thirty-six full-page illustrations. Semi-limp suede covers. T.e.g. Occasional foxing, o/w good condition. 15.00


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


14773. Hall Caine: The Scapegoat.

Leipzig: Heinemann and Balestier, 1891. The English Library No. 53. viii+360 pp. 16 x 12 cm. Three-quarter leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, and original spine label. The boards are a bit scuffed but the book is tight and clean. The name R.A.H. MacHarland on the ffep is obscured by a bit of paper stuck neatly over it. Some faint foxing to preliminaries. 15.00


224. Hall, Radclyffe: The Master of the House.

London, J.Cape 1932 1st ed. 2nd imp. 490 pp. hardback, no dustwrapper. 15.00


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. 30.00


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. 55.00


16203. Hartland, Edwin Sidney: English Folk and Fairy Tales.

London: Walter Scott, Ltd., c1890. The Scott Library. xxvi + 282 + xxiii pp. 17 x 12 cm. Includes Nursery Tales, Sagas - Historical and Local, Giants, Fairies, The Devil and Other Goblins, Witchcraft, Ghosts, and Drolls. Gold-blocked green boards, no dw. Teg. In worn condition. 10.00


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


17920. Hazlitt, William: The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare.... In Four Volumes.

London: G. Routledge & Co., 1855. A New Edition. 17.5 x 11 cm. Volume I, xix + 526 + 2 pp., Volume II, (2) + 528 pp., Volume III, (2) + 560 pp. Volume IV, (2) + 553 pp. Gold-blocked green boards. No dws. Partially unopened. Occasional pages have been carelessly opened. The spines are faded, inside gutters are splitting - binding rather than wear, the name "C.F. Perceval" has been neatly written in each volume, and damage to the tops of the spines of volumes I and IV has been neatly closed with tape, o/w the books are in good condition. Each volume has the discreet impressed stamp of "C Phillips Bookseller & Stationer, Southampton". 52.00


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. 50.00


959. Hood, Thomas: Pen and Pencil Pictures.

London: Hurst and Blackett 1857, 2nd ed. revised. 376 pp. original green cloth and quarter green leather, in very good tight condition. Minor spotting. 30.00


14175. Hopkins, Kenneth editor: Llewelyn Powys a selection from his writings

London: Macdonald 1963. xix+318pp. hardback, no dustwrapper 10.00


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


15832. Hudson, W. H.: W. H. Hudson's South American Romances.

London: Duckworth, 1930. First edition. 823 pp. 22 x 13.5 cm. Contains: "The Purple Land", "Green Mansions", "El Ombu", "Story of a Piebald Horse", "Nino Diablo", "Marta Riquelme", and "Appendix to El Ombu". Gold-blocked green boards. Former owner's name neatly written on ffep, spine sunned, and slight foxing to edges of print block. 10.00


14746. Hunt, Leigh: The Essays of Leigh Hunt.

London: J.M. Dent 1903. 19 by 12 cms. Edited by Arthur Symons with illustrations by H.M. Brock. xiii+368 pp. illustrated, hardback, in very good condition. From the library of J.Arthur Greeves with his signature on the front endpaper. J.A. Greeves was a lifelong friend and correspondent of C.S. Lewis. A nice little association copy 30.00


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


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


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 . 35.00


10358. Jerrold, Douglas: The Story of a Feather.

London: Bradbury, Evans, & Co. 1867. xv+259 pp. illustrated by George du Maurier. Heavy bevelled lilac boards, with gilt decoration and blind stamping, a.e.g. boards rubbed and corners worn as are the spine extremities, joints tender, some fingering to title page but otherwise clean, on balance a fair copy only. 20.00


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


239. Jordan, D.S.: The Philosophy of Hope

The Mosher Press Portland Maine 1926 xxxii + 45 pp. d.w. Including a presentation card from Mr and Mrs Woods who had this edition printed in an edition of 360 copies. d.w. (chipped) v.g. 20.00


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

London: Printed for John Wheble in Pater Noster Row 1792. 17 by 10.5 cms. v+197 pp. bound in contemporary calf, boards worn, a little loss of calf on the rear board, spine extremities worn, internally tight and clean. Junius was the pseudonym for 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. 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. 18.00


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


10667. Kipling, Rudyard: "They"

London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd 1905. The first edition. vi+80 pp. illustrated by F. H. Townsend. Rebound in red cloth with gilt spine title and new endpapers. All plates present and all in very good condition. This is an Edwardian ghost story and the illustrations are particularly fine, a very nice copy, albeit rebound. 23.00


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


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


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


244. Louys, Pierre.: The Songs of Bilitis, translated from the Greek.

London: The Fortune Press, c1926 163 pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. This edition printed by the Whitefriars press, 925 copies on Kelmscott hand made paper numbered 76-1000 of which this is no 105. v.g. Includes Pamphylian Bucolics, Mitilenian Elegies and Epigrams on the island of Cyprus. This translation into English is offered to one unnamed by the nameless. 35.00


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


6810. Macdonald, Henrietta: Australian Stories Poems etc

Glebe, N.S.W. Protestant Publications, c.1929. 22 by 14 cms. 216 pp. coloured frontispiece, portrait of authoress and a few other illustrations. Some wear to boards, rear board faded otherwise good. The subjects and themes of her stories and poems are Christian in orientation. 15.00


7233. MacLeod, Fiona (William Sharp): Pharais The Mountain Lovers.

London: William Heinemann, 1910. Two books bound together, with continuous pagination. xiv + 401 pp. 19.5 x 13.5 cm. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait. Foreword by Mrs Sharp. Pharais was the first book written under his nom de plume, and was published in 1895. The Mountain Lovers was first published in 1897. Both were reprinted in 1907. This first volume of the 7-volume uniform edition arranged by Mrs. Sharp first appeared in 1910. Gold-blocked green boards, no dw. Teg. Occasional foxing, and wear to spine extremities, o/w In good condition. Sharp (1855-1905) was associated with the Pre-Raphaelites in London, with Patrick Geddes in in the Celtic movement in Edinburgh, and had support from W.B. Yeats. His visionary novels set in the ancient Celtic world, under this feminine alter-ego, created something of a never-never land of faery and fable but were quite popular as part of the Celtic Revival movement. 12.00


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


17223. Masson, Editor: In Praise of Edinburgh An Anthology in Prose and Verse.

London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1912. xxi+308 pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. Gold- and black-blocked blue boards showing some fading. T.e.g. Scattered foxing, otherwise in fair/good condition. Prize bookplate on front pastedown and the gilt crest of Waid Academy, Anstruther, on the front board. Bookplate of DDA Simpson, late Professor of Archaeology at Queen's University, Belfast.. 10.00


12330. Maxwell, W. H: The Fortunes of Hector O'Halloran, and his man Mark Antony O'Toole.

London: Richard Bentley n.d. (1842/43) 412 pp. illustrated with etchings by John Leech and Dick Kitcat, (Richard Doyle) in an early collaboration. In a modern half polished calf and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining and gilt devices in the panels, spine labels in black and gold, new endpapers. The name of John Charley Jr. 1843 is at the top of the title page. He was a major landowner in the Dunmurry / Lisburn area. Maxwell, 1792-1850, was a Church of Ireland clergyman in Connaught happily without a flock, and he divided his time between field sports and writing. He seems to have been the first writer of military novels. He lost his clerical position after playing a serious practical joke on his Bishop. Whilst living in Portrush he became friendly with Lever, then in Portstewart, whom he much inspired. His books are fairly scarce. 165.00


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. 17.50


18369. Milne, A. A.: Two People.

London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1931. First edition. 364 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Gold- and green-blocked linen-covered boards. Old small local church library stamp. Number written on spine. Boards slightly dusty, otherwise good. 10.00


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. 30.00


12928. More, Sir Thomas: Utopia.

London: William Bulmer for William Miller, 1808. Volume 1 only. First edition, thus. clxxx + 141 pp. Frontispiece is engraved portrait of More. Two nice headpieces and a nice tailpiece, and two engravings illustrating the discussion of the edition of 1551. "A new Edition; With copious Notes, (including the whole of Dr. Warner's) and a Biographical and Literary Introduction by the Rev. T.F.Dibdin, F.S.A." Some neat marginalia, and some underlining. Recased in brown boards, with a gold-blocked spine, and black spine label. 50.00


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. 23.00


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. 15.00


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. 95.00


7441. Newnes,Geo. editor: The Strand Magazine An Illustrated Monthly.

London: George Newnes 1902 Vol. XXIV. July to December. 24 by 17.5 cms. 802 pp. illustrated. Articles include, Conan Doyle, Adveentures of Etienne Gerard, Chapter 10 to end. Max Pemberton, The House under the Sea, W.W. Jacobs, Breaking a Spell, and others, Frank Savile, Guardian of the Pulwani, E. Nesbit, the Psammead, Notable Australian Batsmen, Emma Calve, Artist and Woman, The Conan Doyle illustrations are by W. B. Wollen, decorative blue boards, good clean tight copies, the overall condition is very good. 45.00


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


9966. Owen, Octavious Friere: Gay's Fables with Memoir, Introduction, and Annotations.

London: Frederick Warne and Co. n.d. c.1870. xv+271 pp. illustrated by William Harvey. Purple boards with decoration in black stamped, and green embossed lettering within gilt panel along with gilt butterfly and snail, black elephant and bookseller, spine decorated but faded unlike the front board, internally good, attractive drawings 12.00


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. 95.00


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. 50.00


14176. Powys, T. F.: Mr Weston's Good Wine.

London: The New Phoenix Library 1950. 314 pp. hardback, in a worn unclipped dustwrapper. In good condition, apart from the dw. The strange story of the struggle between good and evil in the village of Folly Down.. 15.00


14174. Powys, T. F.: The Left Leg

London: Chatto & Windus 1968. The Landmark Library no. 4. 311pp. hardback, in a slightly edgeworn unclipped dustwrapper. In very good condition. Made up of three tragi-comic tales, "The Left Leg", "Hester Dominy" and "Abraham Men." "Queer blind, half-dumb, earthly folk, lusting and fumbling in the endless pre-occupation of sex". 15.00


14308. Pultock, (Paltock) Robert: The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins: A Cornishman: relating particularly His Shipwreck near the South Pole.

Edinburgh (?): Chambers (?) The Universal library, n.d. c.1842? 22.5 by 15.5 cms. viii+116 pp. double columned text, quarter leather and cloth boards, plain no titling or publishing details. The Advertisement page refers to this work,"now added to the Universal Library." This may be a later 19th century rebinding. The ffep bears a signature dated, "Jany. 1896". There is also a pencilled bookbinder's instruction, "Mr Magowan C.W.E.H. quarter leather." Some rubbing to boards, title page a bit toned, light fingering, very minor light toning on a few other pages otherwise fair/good. Robert Pultock 1697-1767 was an English Novelist and Attorney admired by Scott, Coleridge and Lamb. His name today is often given as Paltock. This novel has elements of both Defoe and Swift. It is perhaps an early precursor to the modern Fantasy Science Fiction novel. "his wonderful passage through a subterraneous cavern into a kind of new world; his there meeting with a Gawtrey or Flying Woman, whose life he ppreserved, and afterwards married her; his extraordinary conveyance to the country of Glumms and Gawtreys, or men and women that fly." Southey described it as a work, "of great genius." It seems now to be quite neglected. 95.00


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


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. 95.00


12563. Roscoe, Randolph. editor: The Amaranth, A Literary Present for the Instruction and Entertainment of the Young.

London: Renshaw and Company, 1836. 318 pp. 16 x 10 cm. With seven engraved plates, hardback, in heavily embossed decorative boards and spine, showing a fair bit of wear, rubbing, wear to spine extremities, some browning internally. A fair copy. The usual mix of articles and stories, most anonymous. Mrs S.C. Hall, Mr Malcolm Campbell, Miss Mitford, Mrs Opie, Basil Hall are contributors. 23.00


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


16135. Ryan, John, editor: Envoy An Irish Review of Literature and Art. Volume 5, Number 19.

Dublin: Envoy Publishing Co., Ltd., June 1951. pp 1 - 80. 21.5 x 13.5 cm. Printed matt-card covers. Articles include: The Significance of F Scott Fitzgerald; Patrick Kavanagh on Auden and the Creative Mind; Arland Ussher on The Artist and the Future; and Alexis Guedroitz on Andre Gide. In good condition. 10.00


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


11497. Scott, Sir Walter: The Heart of Midlothian

Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black 1871 One of The Waverley Novels Centenary edition Vol. VII.. 570 pp. illustrated, half leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, six panelled spine with raised bandssome rubbing to fore edges, one joint growing weak but holding, a bit of foxing on tissue guards otherwise a good copy. 20.00


11498. Scott, Sir Walter: The Talisman A Tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of The Canongate.

Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black 1871. One of The Waverley Novels Centenary edition Vol. XX. 419 pp. illustrated, half leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers and fore edges, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt device in panels, gilt initials to spine bottom, J.E. F., some rubbing to fore edges, a bit of foxing on endpapers, otherwise a very good copy. 20.00


2519. Scott, Sir Walter: Waverley Novels Pocket Edition.

Edinburgh: A. & C. Black c.1874. A set of thirteen volumes.Dark red half leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers and foreedges. Six panelled spine with raised bands and extensive gilt tooling. Two spine labels, black with gilt lettering. The upper containing, Waverly Novels 1. - 2. through to 24 - 25. The bottom the novel titles, Waverley, Guy Mannering etc. Illustrated with frontispieces and other engravings. Some old minor scuffing and small damage to six spine labels. internally tight, bright, clean, no foxing. Illustrations also bright. Gilding unfaded, bright and clear. Owner's signature on the first volume to rear of half title. Although Scott is nowadays largely unread, this is a very handsome, bright set of his novels which would look splendid in a mahogany bookcase. Further details on request. 275.00


15082. Shakespeare, William: Shakespeare's Songs Illustrated by Henry Ospovat.

London and New York: The Bodley Head 1901. vii+140pp. 17 x 13.5 cm. 11 illustrations and cover design by Henri Ospovat. Brown boards with gilt spine titling and decoration and same to front board. T.e.g. Inscription signed by the illustrator on the half-title, "To S.C. Taylor with best wishes from Henry Ospovat Oct 1901". Henri Ospovat, 1877-1909, was born in Russia to Jewish parents. He emigrated to the U.K., settling in Manchester, and studied at the R.C.A. from 1897. He was an illustrator, draughtsman, caricaturist and occasional portrait painter, and was just beginning to make a name for himself when he died at the young age of 32. "The illustrations are of unusual excellence". "No one could desire an edition of the poems more tastefully or charmingly got up than this." This is one of three titles illustrated and signed by this artist which we have in stock. Some browning to pastedowns, and some scattered elsewhere, otherwise good. 95.00


5584. Shakespeare, William: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

London: Oxford University Press 1962. viii+1164 pp in green ecrase leather binding, t.e.g.Very good in a worn rubbed dark blue slipcase. 10.00


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. 175.00


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. 15.00


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


12943. Smiles, Samuel: A Boy's Voyage Round the World; including a Residence in Victoria, and a Journey by Rail across North America.

London: John Murray Tenth Thousand 1877. xv+304 pp. illustrated, in a school prize binding, contemporary polished calf with six panelled spine with raised bandsand decorative gilt panels, original red and gilt spine label, gilt motto on front board with gilt edge lining to boards, marbled foreedges and endpapers. The front pastedown has the prize bookplate for one of the country's major Independent Schools, "Nicholas College St Saviour's Ardingly, Special History Prize June 1878 to F. G. Maturin." This may be Frederick Gray Maturin, b.17.5.1863. The Maturin family is probably most famous for the clergyman novelist Charles Maturin, a relation of Oscar Wilde. The book shows a little rubbing but is in very good condition. 45.00


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


15691. Smollett, Tobias: The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle.

London: Hutchinson & Co., c1910. In two volumes. Volume I, 434 pp. Volume II, 452 pp. 18 x 11 cm. Eight iIllustrations by George Cruikshank. Buff-coloured boards, with paper labels. No dustwrappers. The spine label of volume I has a small corner torn off, otherwise very good condition. 10.00


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. 60.00


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


12374. Steele, Richard: The Guardian Volume the First.

London: Printed for Jacob and Richard Tonson. n.d. (1713). Volume 1 only of two. 355 pp. engraved title page with vignette of a bust of Shakespeare. Contemporary calf, six panelled spine with raised bands, original red and gilt spine label, headpiece, contains issues 1-85. relatively minor wear, some rubbing to spine extremities, no ffep, a margin tear on one page, no loss, in good condition. 55.00


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 45.00


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. 65.00


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


12890. T.N. Foulis, Ltd: The Garden of Friendship.

Edinburgh: T.N. Foulis, Ltd, 1923. viii + 173 + ii pp. 20 x 14 cm. Edinburgh and London: T. N. Foulis, 1923. De Luxe edition, in brown suede yapp binding, with blind-stamped illustration and title on front cover. Top edge gilt. Eight tipped-in illustrations in colour by H C Preston MacGoun, R.S.W. Fourteen essays and odes on friendship by Francis Bacon, Joseph Addison, Dr Johnson (2), Oliver Goldsmith, Thomas Carlyle, William Cowper, R. W. Emerson, Martin Tupper, Samuel Boyes, George Berkeley, Sir Richard Steele, Lord Houghton, and Michael Lord of Montaigne. Dusty at ends, front hinge weakening, and some spotting at rear, but still a very nice, and readable, production. 23.00


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 75.00


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


15646. Thackeray, William Makepeace: The Wolves and the Lamb, Lovel the Widower. Denis Duval, and Roundabout Papers.

London: Henry Frowde Oxford University Press, c1908 The Oxford Thackeray. xxxi+696 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Edited with an introduction by George Saintsbury. Sixty illustrations. Gold-blocked blind-stamped green boards. Signature of Johnston Hughes on ffep. A little rubbing to boards and some light underlining confined to the introduction, otherwise good. 10.00


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. 50.00


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. 50.00


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. 50.00


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


10315. The Harmsworth Magazine: The Harmsworth Magazine Volume 1.

London: The Harmsworth Magazine July-November, 1898. The Harmsworth Magazine, a bound volume of the first five issues. 575 pp. 24.5 x 16.5 cm. The usual variety of articles, stories, and drawings. Illustrations by H.M. Brock, Fred Peagram, Mr. "Rip", H.R. Millar, Max Cowper, Harold Copping, and others. Issue Number 5, pages 435-575, is a complete Cinematograph: the top corner of each page has a small picture of two children playing or romping, and there is an explanation of how to flick the pages to show movement. The original film is from Messrs. Lumiere & Sons. Unpackaged weight 1,450g. 32.00


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


968. Timbs, John: A Century of Anecdote from 1760 to 1860.

London: Frederick Warne and Co. n.d. c. 1860 597 pp. half leather with decorative gilt spine and original label. In fine condition. The Chandos Classics. 45.00


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


13724. Treble, H.A.: Tales & Episodes.

London: The Clarendon Press, 1937. 192 + 2 pp. 17 x 12 cm. An anthology of prose, with biographical notes. Brown boards. No dw. Good condition. 8.00


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


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


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. 50.00


13276. Walpole, Horace: Correspondence of Horace Walpole with George Montagu, Esq......

London: Henry Colburn 1837. New edition in three volumes, with numerous illustrative notes now first added. Vol. I. 1735-1759, xx+431pp. Vol. II. 1760-1769, xv+459pp. Vol. III. xix+474pp. with frontispiece portrait to vol. 1. In original publishers boards with green cloth spines and original labels. Some rubbing and edgewear to boards but internally very tight clean and bright. On the front pastedown of each vol. is the very handsome crested bookplate for Ranfurly with shelf number J6, and on the ffep is a signature Northland 1838. This set came from Northland House Dungannon, Co. Tyrone,seat of the Ranfurly family, Viscounts Dungannon. The house is long demolished, but this is a nice association copy with a great Irish house and family. 75.00


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. 40.00


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 35.00


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


9984. Wynd, Oswald: The Forty Days.

London: Collins 1972. Uncorrected Proof Copy. 254 pp. minor wear otherwise good. A novel based around an elderly Japanese freighter out of Singapore laden with prisoners. 8.00


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


309. Yonge, C.M: Bye - Words, A Collection of Tales Old and New.

London: Macmillan and Co 1880 viii+351pp. full blue leather in a prize binding, six panelled spine with gilt decoration, marbled foreedges, v.g. 55.00


12144. Young, Francis Brett: The Christmas Box.

London: William Heinemann Ltd. n.d. 1930's. 26.5 by 19.5 cms. 82 pp. with 36 illustrations by Kay Ambrose. Hardback, in a rather worn dustwrapper. Beautiful illustrations. 8.00

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