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5237. : The European Gay Review.

London: 1989. Volume Four. 136 pp. illustrated, laminated card covers, very good. authors, Barbara Hardy, Desmond Hogan, Francis King, Yves Navarre, Thom Gunn, Robert Duncan, and others. 8.00


15623. Amiel, H. F.: Philine.

London: Constable & Company Ltd, 1933. With an introduction by D.L. Murray. 374 pp. 20 x 13.5 cm. Gold-blocked blue boards. No dustwraper. Slight foxing to endpapers and fore-edge of print block, o/w In good condition. 10.00


14050. Aretino, Pietro: The Ragionamenti the Lives of Nuns, The Lives of Married Women, The Lives of Courtesans.

London: The Libra collection privately printed for subscribers only 1970. 22 by 14.5 cms. xvii+185 pp. illustrated, hardback, in a glassine dustwrapper, owner's name on ffep, in very good condition, antiquarian erotica reprinted. 10.00


15284. Balzac, Honore de: Contes Choisis

London: J.M. Dent, 1905. xv+312 pp. 16.5 x 10.5 cm. Preface de Paul Bourger. Tissue guarded frontispiece. Text in French. Patterned front board. Spine faded, otherwise in good condition. The front endpaper is signed and dated "Forrest Reid 15/10 '05". Forrest Reid, 1875-1947, was a fine Belfast novelist and a friend of E.M. Forster. An ordinary edition of Balzac made valuable by its association with Forrest Reid. 50.00


15997. Balzac, Honore de: Modeste Mignon.

London: J.M. Dent, 1896. xi+293 pp. 16.5 x 10.5 cm. Preface de George Saintsbury. Tissue guarded frontispiece etching, and two others by D. Murray-Smith. Text in English, translated by Clara Bell. Spine faded, rubbed spine extremities, former owner's name on title page, otherwise in fair/good condition. 10.00


18580. Becquer, Gustavo Adolphus: Rimas.

Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, 1963. Clasicos Castellanos. cxix + 148 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Introduccion y notas de Jodse Pedro Diaz. Printed matt card covers. In very good condition. Poems by Becquer, born 1836 in Seville, and who died 1870 in Madrid: a noted Spanish poet, writer, playwright and literary columnist.. 12.00


14246. Bertrand, Louis: Gaspard de la Nuit fantaisies a la maniere de Rembrant et de Callot.

Paris: Societe DV Mercvre de France 1902. 18.5 by 12 cms. 226 pp. half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Boards and spine edges have been rubbed, internally some light edge browning, owner's inscription on ffep, otherwise good. These poems were the inspiration for Ravel's piano pieces of the same name. 15.00


15980. Blok, Aleksandr: Selected Poems of Aleksandr Blok.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968. vii+186 pp. 21 x 14 cm. Glazed card covers. Former owner's signature on ffep, o/w In good condition. 10.00


15829. Borges, Jorge Luis: Ficciones.

Bristol Classical Press, 2001. Edited with introduction, notes, bibliography, & vocabulary by Gordon Brotherston and Peter Hulme. xxxiv+194 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Pictorial glazed card covers, in good condition. 10.00


15616. Bourdillon, F. W.: Aucassin & Nicolette A Love Story.

London: Kegan Paul Trench & Co., 1887. lxxxiii+245 pp. Edited in Old French and Rendered into Modern English. ( With Introduction, Glossary, etc). Gold-blocked brown bevelled boards. Music in text. Ffep inscribed "Edward Morton July 1894". Minor shelf wear to boards, otherwise very good. 10.00


6461. Bourget, Paul: Cosmopolis.

Paris: Alphonse Lemerre 1893. Text in French. iv+471pp. illustrres d'Aquarelles par Duez, Jeanniot et Myrbach. Edgewear to boards and some rubbing otherwise good. Well illustrated including some tissue guarded colour illustrations. Real fin de siecle stuff. Bourget 1852-1935 was poet, essayist and novelist in the front rank of late 19th century French novelists. 45.00


15628. Boyesen, Hjalmar Hjorth: Essays on German Literature.

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. First edition. 359 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Essays on Goethe, Schiller, the German Novel and The Romantic School in Germany. Gold-blocked red boards. No dustwrapper. Overall in good condition. 12.00


18462. Camoens, Luis de: The Lusiad; or, The Discovery of India. An Epic Poem.

Dublin: printed by Graisberry and Campbell for John Archer No. 80, Dame-Street, 1791. The third edition. Translated from the original Portugese of Luis de Camoens by William Julius Mickle. In two Volumes, 21 x 14 cm. Volume 1, cccvlxii + 83 pp. Volume 2, 507 pp. Frontispiece engraving of William Julius Mickle to Volume 1, and folding map: "A Chart of the Voyage of Gama and of the Portuguese Discoveries". List of subscribers. Tree calf binding, gilt lined spine with two original spine labels. The boards are worn with old scuffing of the leather and some loss of the surface of the leather, corners bumped, and spine extremities worn. Internally the books are tight and bright. Previous owner's name, "Mary Close", on the title page. Map neatly folded. The volumes are good tight copies. The distressed look of the boards has a certain charm, but they would make the books an excellent rebinding project. The Dublin edition is relatively scarce. The first volume is largely given over to a history of Portuguese India, a life of Camoens, and a dissertation on the poem. First published in 1776. 125.00


15968. Chateaubriand: Oeuvres Choisies. Genie du Christianisme - Lettre a Fontanes- Voyage au Mont-Blanc- LesMartyrs-Itineraire de Paris. a Jerusalem-Les Natchez-Voyage en Amerique.

Paris: Bibliotheque Larousse, (1891). 207 pp. 19 x 13 cm. Text in French. Four illustrations. Paper cover, in printed wraparound dustwrapper. A little dusty, and some light pencil notes, but otherwise in good condition. 10.00


15985. Chirikof, E: Marka of the Pits.

London: Alstom Rivers Limited, c1930 vii+223 pp. 18 x 12.5 cm. The first of Yevgeni Chirikof's novels to be published in English. He was the same generation as Gorky and grew up in the Volga region, and was a pillar of the progressive magazine Znamie. He found Bolshevism more abhorrent than Tsarism, and moved to Prague. Translated by L. Zarine. Preface by Stephen Graham. Orange-blocked blue boards, no dw. Good condition. 45.00


15577. Costa, Francisco: A Garca E A Serpente Romance.

Lisboa: Parceria A. M. Pereira, 1945. Segunda edicao. 418pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Partially un-opened. Card wrappers. In good condition. 18.00


15439. Dali, Sanvador: Hidden Faces.

London Brussels: Nicholson & Watson, 1947. Translated by Haakon M. Chevalier. 359 pp. hardback, in a relaid damaged dustwrapper. The top quarter of the front of the dustwrapper is missing, and there is some dustiness, overal a poor/fair copy. The drawings were drawn specially for the book by Dali. 15.00


15970. Daudet, Alphonse: Recollections of a Literary Man.

London: George Routledge and Sons, 1889. vi+268 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Translated by Laura Ensor, and illustrated by Bieler, Montegut, Myrbach, and Rossi. T.e.g. Charming b&w illustrations. Half-leather and green cloth binding, gilt title and decoration, no dustwrapper. Some wear and rubbing to boards. but otherwise in good condition. 15.00


15635. De Balzac, Honore: Seraphita.

London: Dedalus/Hippocrene, 1989. Dedalus European Classics Series. xvi+316 pp. 20 x 12.5 cm. Translated by Clara Bell and with an introduction by David Blow. Text in English. Three engravings. Bibliography. Pictorial glazed card covers. Very light foredge spotting, otherwise good. 10.00


15660. De Balzac, Honore: The Magic Skin.

London: The Caxton Publishing Company Limited, 1899. The Caxton Edition. 393 pp. 21 x 14 cm. Text in English. Illustrated. Gold-blocked green boards, no dustwrapper. T.e.g. Boards a little rubbed. Minor wear, otherwise good. 10.00


15659. De Balzac, Honore: The Village Cure.

London: The Caxton Publishing Company Limited, 1899. The Caxton Edition. 371 pp. 21 x 14 cm. Text in English. Illustrated. Gold-blocked green boards, no dustwrapper. T.e.g. Spine lettering is sunfaded, otherwise good. 10.00


15961. De Gourmont, Remy: Divertissements Poemes en Vers.

Paris: Mercure de France, 1925. Septieme edition. 196 pp. 18.5 x 12 cm. Paper covers. Some dustiness to covers, but overall in good condition. 10.00


7872. de Kay, Ormonde: N'Heures Souris Rames.

London: Angus & Robertson reprinted 1985. 48 pp. hardback, frontispiece, in a price clipped dustwrapper, in very good condition, owners inscription on ffep. A collection of French rhymes from a sixteenth century manuscript from Coucy castle in northern France. English translations. A handsomely produced book. 10.00


17655. De Musset, Alfred: Lui et Elle

Paris: Charpentier Libraire-Editeur, 1862. 238 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm. Half leather and marbled boards, with matching marbled foreedges and endpapers. Gilt-decorated spine with original spine label. There is edge rubbing, and corners bumped, otherwise in fair/ good condition. A response to George Sand's novel, Elle et Lui. We have a matching edition of Sand's Elle et Lui, our reference 17699. 35.00


17654. De Musset, Alfred: Premieres Poesies de Alfred de Musset.

Paris: Charpentier Libraire-Editeur, 1863, 1864. 18 x 11.5 cm. Two Volumes in a uniform binding as a set. Volume I, 1829 -1835, 356 pp. Volume II, 1836-52, 283 pp. Half red leather and marbled boards, and matching marbled foreedges and endpapers. Gilt decorated spine with original gold-blocked spine labels. Some edge rubbing, and a small area of marbled paper is missing at the bottom edge of the front board of volume II. A very attractive set, in fair/good condition, 30.00


18538. De Queiroz, Eca: A Cidade e As Serras.

Porto: Lello & Irmao,1950. 307 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Frontipiece portrait of the author. Printed matt card covers. In good condition. 12.00


17597. de Queiroz, Eca: The Mandarin and other Stories.

London: The Bodley Head, 1966. First British edition. 186 pp. 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Translated by Richard Franko Goldman. Gold-blocked green boards, in very good condition, in a good dustwrapper. The finest novella of Portugal's great nineteenth-century author Eca de Queiroz 20.00


18224. De Saint-Pierre, Bernardin: Paul et Virginie suive de La Chaumiere Indienne.

Paris: Garnier Freres nouvelle edition1878. 18 x 12 cm. xxxiv+324 pp. illustrations d'apres les dessins de Bertall et Demarle. Leather spine and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, original spine label, marbled foreedges and endpapers, very minor wear, a good tight clean copy in very good condition. 25.00


17767. de Senancour, Etienne Pivert: Reveries sur La Nature Primitive De L'Homme. Sur les sensations, sur les moyens de bonheur qu'elles lui indiquent, sur le mode social, qui conserveroit le plus de ses formes primordiales.

Paris: J. Ch. Laveaux, De La Tynna, Moutardier, Cerioux , An VIII (1799/1800) The first complete edition. xviii + 340 pp. 21 x 13 cm. Gold-decorated ivory-coloured boards. Turquoise silk endpapers. Silk page marker. Original spine label. The boards are a bit age darkened and rubbed. Tthere is an owner's name in pencil on a second endpaper, with a small light stain on the rear board. Internally the book is very tight and fresh. E.P. de Senancourt, 1770-1846, was born in Paris, but lived 12 years in Switzerland, returning to Paris c1798. His fame rests on three works of which this is the first. He was a figure of the Romantic Movement, much influenced by Rousseau. Goethe's Werther is also a persistant influence. Neglected in his day he became appreciated later in the nineteenth century. This edition is apparently scarce. Copac lists only one copy of this edition, and that is held in the British Library. 700.00


15796. de Vigny, Count Alfred: Cinq-Mars or A Conspiracy under Louis XIII. An Historical Romance.

London: David Bogue, 1847. vii+397 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Frontispiece engraving, embossed boards, gilt spine title, a little rubbing to boards and the front joint tender, otherwise fair/good. 10.00


11494. De Vigny, Le Cte. Alfred: Cinq-Mars ou une conjuration sous Louis XIII.

Paris: Michel Levy Vingtieme edition 1873. Precedee de reflections sur la verite dans l'art, accompangee de documents historique. 494 pp. two folded reproduction documents. full leather binding, dark blue, six panelled spine with raised bands and decorative gilt panels, gilt border around boards with gilt school crest, motto, "Deo Juvenante" and Schola Regia Brvtonensis to front board, marbled endpapers and foreedges, internally bright tight and clean, some edge rubbing to boards and spine a little faded otherwise a very good copy. Kings School Bruton Somerset founded 1519. 35.00


18537. Dinis, Julio: Os Fidalgos da Casa Mourisca Cronica da Aldeia.

Porto: Livraria Civilizacao-Editora, 1951 Nova edicao, conforme a primeira, actualizada na grafia e revisita por Vasco Rodrigues. 408 pp. 19.5 x 14 cm. Printed card covers, in good condition. Charming manuscript dedication on half title. 12.00


9016. Don Jose de Castro y Serrano: La Novela Del Egipto Viaje Imaginario a la Apertura del Canal de Suez en seis jordanas.

Madrid: T. Fortanent 1870. 367 pp. half leather and cloth boards, five panelled spine with gilt title and some relatively crude gilt decoration, boards rubbed, scuffing to top and bottom of spine, otherwise in good condition. The novel of Egypt, imaginary travels to the opening of theSuez Canal, in six days. A topical work on a subject of interest, the opening of the canal in 1869. Spanish text of course. 55.00


12019. Dumas, Alexandre: Lever, Charles: James, G.P.R: Twenty Years After or The Further Feats and Fortunes of a Gascon Adventurer being a sequel to The Three Guardsmen:The Fortunes of Glencore: A Life of Vicissitudes A Story of Revolutionary Times.

Ney York: H. Long & Brother 1850. New York: Harper & Brothers 1857: New York: Harper & Brothers 1857 Three novels bound into one volume. All US printings. 280+vi+180pp+93 pp. This is the first US edition of Lever's Fortunes of Glencore, and early editions of the others. 85.00


17658. Ebers, George: Eine Frage Idyll zu einem Gemalde feines freundes Alma Tadema.

Stuttgart und Leipzig: Eduard Hallberger, 1881. First edition. 134 pp. 17.5 x 13 cm. The story is based on the painting by Alma Tadema which forms the frontispiece. In a very decorative binding with gilt blocking, ruling, geometrical and floral designs, and small vignettes in red, gold, black, and white on green cloth boards. All edges gilt. Moire silk endpapers. The tissue guard for the frontispiece is damaged, and foxed. The print is lightly foxed, and there is a smallish hole on the half title page. There is a dedication inscription, dated 4 April 1882, on the ffep. Despite these internal imperfections this is a good example of a lovely period binding. 15.00


9970. Evensmo, Sigurd: A Boat for England.

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode 1957. Translated by Solvi and Richard Bateson. 190 pp. in a dustwrapper. A little dusty with some wear to top of spine otherwise good. A translation from the Norwegian, "Englandsfarere". A novel of the Norwegian wartime Resistance. 8.00


17718. Fedin, Konstantin: Early Joys.

Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1950. 658 pp. 17 x 11.5 cm. Illustrated. Gold-blocked green boards, no dw. Slightly-bruised corners, and "Russia To Day Book Club" stamp on title page, otherwise good. This novel won the Stalin Prize in 1948. 10.00


15764. Fenelon, Francois de Salignac de la Mothe: Reflections sur la Rhetorique et sur la Poetique Dialogues sur L'Eloquence.

Amsterdam: Chez Jean Frederic Bernard, 1730. Nouvelle edition augmentee de diverses pieces. 360 pp. 16.5 x 10 cm. Contemporary calf binding. six panelled spine with raised bands and gilt decorative panels, original spine label, and contemporary marbled endpapers. Some old scuffing and wear to the boards. A little fading to the gilt on the spine, and a second spine label missing. Internally there are some old faint water marks to margins of some pages, a bookplate has been carefully removed from the front pastedown, leaving a shadow of its presence, but overall a tight copy in fair/good condition. 35.00


13999. Flaubert, Gustav: Three Tales.

London: Chatto & Windus 1923. Translated by Arthur McDowall and illustrated by Robert Diaz de Soria. 25 by 17cms. 117 pp. illustrated, 12 tissue guarded mounted colour plates, hardback, with green linen spine and blue green textured coth boards. spine a little faded, a little wear otherwise in good condition. 25.00


15621. Flaubert, Gustave: Bouvard and Pecuchet.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1936. First edition thus. 348 pp. 20.5 by 14.cms. Translated by T.W. Earp and G.W. Stonier. Blue-blocked red boards. No dustwraper. Ffep gone and spine sunfaded. Otherwise-blank preliminary page inscribed Allan Seaton (Irish poet and artist). Occasional foxing. 10.00


9150. Ford, J. D. M.: Selections from Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Boston: D.C. Heath & Co. 1908. edited with notes and vocabulary by Ford. ix+198 pp. hardback, in very good condition. " this little volume has been prepared as an introduction to the study of the great Spanish classic. 8.00


15910. Fournier, Alain: Le Grand Meaulnes.

Paris: Bibliotheque Rouge et Or, 1952. 222 pp. 21 x 15 cm. A classic novel, in French. Illustrations by Claude Delaunay. The coloured illustrations are very appealing, as are the illuminated letters and the tail-pieces. Gold- and red-blocked white boards, in a worn dustwrapper. 10.00


18193. France, Anatole: The Gods Are Athirst.

London: John Lane The Bodley Hesd Ltd., 1929. Library Edition The Works of Anatole France in English. First edition thus. (6) + 285 + (2) pp. 24.5 x 16 cm. 12 coloured plates by John Austin and further decorations in the text. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition. No dw. A very attractive book. 17.50


17602. Garrett, Almeida: Viagens na Minha Terra.

Lisboa: Livraria sa da Costa Editora, 1966. xxxv + 332 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. com prefacio e notas do Prof. Jose Pereira Tavares. Frontispiece. Matt neutral card covers, printed brown and black. Small old corner crease to front cover, otherwise in very good condition. 20.00


14291. Gautier, Theophile: Oeuvres de Theophile Gautier Poesies, Emaux et Camees, Theatre en Vers.

Paris: Librairie Alphonse Lemerre, 1943. 353 pp. 16 x 10 cm. Half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt titling and decorative panels, t.e.g. marbled endpapers, spine a little rubbed and worn otherwise good. A very old fashioned binding for this date. 30.00


17517. Gebler, Carlo: 10 Rounds An adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde.

Belfast: Lagan Press, 2002. 81 pp. 19 x 13 cm. Signed by the author on the title page. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. Gebler was born in Dublin in 1954, and lives in Fermanagh. 20.00


217. Genet, Jean: Miracle of the Rose.

London: Anthony Blond, 1965. 241 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Translated by Bernard Frectman and published by Anthony Blond as the first English edition. Gold-blocked green boards, very good, in a vg dustwrapper. 15.00


15617. Gobineau, Le Comte de: The Crimson Handkerchief and other stories.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1929. The Traveller's Library. 221 pp. 17.5 x 12 cm. Translated from the French by Henry Longan Stuart. The other stories are "A Daughter of Priam" and "The Caribou Hunt." Gold-blocked blue boards, in a somewhat worn dustwrapper. 10.00


14257. Goethe: The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres.

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1882. Gladstone Edition. viii+439 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Hardback, green boards, black lining, gilt titling, and vignette. Translated by various people. Texts in English only. In good condition, 12.00


15833. Green, Elmar (Alexander Vasilyevich Yakimov): Wind From the South A Novel.

Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1950. 292 pp. 17 x 11.5 cm. Frontispiece photograph of the author. This novel was written in 1946, and won a Stalin Prize. Gold- and white-blocked blue boards, in a rather edgeworn dustwrapper. 10.00


12438. Guizot, Pauline Mme: Nouveaux Contes.

Paris: Chez Bechet Aine Libraire-Editeur Quai des Augustins No 57, 1823 Second volume only of two volume set. Auteur des Contes intitules, Les Enfans, et de Raoul et Victor, ou l'Ecolier, ouvrage auquel l'Academie francaise a decerne, en 1822, le prix fonde pour l'ouvrage litteraire le plus utile aux moeurs. Tome Second. 354 pp. 3 tissue guarded engraved plates, half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, blind stamped and gilt decoration, marbled endpapers, and fore edges. The ffep has a small stamp of a shield with coronet above, L within, and "Louth" below. the crest stamp is that Randal Plunkett, Viscount Louth 1832-68 the 13th Lord Louth. Contents include, Le Cure de Chavignat, Les Querelles, L'Absence, Le Raccommodement, La Princesse, De la Vie de Nadir Le Desert, Suite du Pauvre Jose, Nanette suite de la Voiture versee, Scaramouche. Internally two pages have a tear, no loss and repairable, there is a very old lightish ink stain affecting part of five pages and some pages of foreedge, otherwise very good. Text in French of course. 45.00


15966. Heine, H.: Heine in Art and Letters.

London: Walter Scott, c1905 The Scott Library. 17.5 x 12 cm. xv+250+22 pp. Translated with a prefatory note by Elizabeth A. Sharp. Gold-blocked darkgreen boards with gilt titling and decoration. Browned eps, o/w In very good condition. 10.00


15978. Hollway-Calthrop, H.C.: Paladin & Saracen Stories from Ariosto.

London: Macmillan and Co., 1882. xvii+353 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Eight illustrations by Mrs. Arthur Lemon. Gold-blocked dark purple boards, with a decorative device to the front board. Spine sunfaded, and neat dedication on back of frontispiece, otherwise good. 10.00


15634. Huysmans, Joris Karl: La Bas (Lower Depths).

London: Dedalus, 1986. Dedalus European Classics Series. 287 pp. 21 x 12 cm. With an introduction and chronology by Robert Irwin. Text in English. Pictorial glazed card covers. Very light foredge spotting, otherwise good. 10.00


9983. Ibsen, Henrik: Rosmersholm: The Lady From The Sea: Hedda Gabler.

London: Walter Scott n.d. c.1900. xiii+364 pp. dark green bevelled boards, boards a little rubbed particularly at spine edges and extremities, otherwise good.. 10.00


12335. La Motte Fouque, Frederic Baron de: Violina: A Miniature Romance.

London: H.G.Clarke and Co 1845. 13.5 by 9.5 cms. 134 pp. translated from the German. In contemporary polished calf boards, with the bookplate of Thomas Phillip Earl de Grey Wrest Park. The boards are fairly worn but restored with a new spine label, internally tight, clean and fresh. The author is Baron Friedrich Heinrich Carl de La Motte Fouque. Copac lists only 1 copy in the BL. 65.00


16230. Lagerlof, Selma: Marbacka.

New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. vii + 288 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Short stories about a country estate, translated by Velma Swanson Howard. Gold-blocked black boards. No dw. Neat dedication on back of ffep. Few marks on boards, o/w in good condition. 18.00


15984. Le Gallienne, Richard: From A Paris Garret.

London: The Richards Press Ltd, 1948. Fourth printing. xi+291 pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. Introduction by Grant Richards and eight plates in colour by Barday. Gold-blocked blue boards, in a slightly worn and dusty dustwrapper, otherwise good. The plates are most attractive. 15.00


18225. Le Sage: Histoire De Gil Blas De Santillane.

Paris: Charpentier, 1861. xx + 752 pp. 18 x 12 cm. Half leather and marbled boards, gilt decorated spine, original spine label, and marbled foreedges and endpapers. Neat signature on half-title. Spine rubbed, and minor wear, but a good tight copy. This is the edition with Notes and Preface by M. Saint-Marc Gibardin. 20.00


242. Le Sage: Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane.

Paris: Librairie de Firmin Didot Freres, 1844 686 pp. 17.5 x 10.5 cm. Portrait frontispiece. Full red-leather binding, gold ruling and blind-blocked borders, with an inner stylised border. The inner boards - round the pastedowns - are also richly decorated. Five-compartmented spine with gold and blind-blocked decoration. A.e.g. The book was "Bound by W. Clark, Bookseller & Stationer Dunfermline". Beautifully-written dedication, in French, on otherwise blank preliminary. 45.00


11533. Le Sage, Alain-Rene: Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane.

Londres: Chez J. Nourse Libraire du Roi Nouvelle edition revue et corrigee 1769. Twelve books published in four volumes. 14 by 9 cms. Vol. I, 315 pp. 8 eng. plates, Vol. II, 273 pp. 8 eng. copper plates, Vol. III, 304 pp. 8 eng. plates, Vol. IV, 297 pp. 8 eng. plates. Three vols each have a one page list of books published by this publisher. A pencilled owner's name, Christopher Haliday Sept. 1770. Bound in contemporary polished calf, five panelled spine, with raised bands, gilt ruling and volume number, no spine labels. some age wear and rubbing, internally tight bright and clean, delightful illustrations, Showing its 230 years relatively lightly, a nice little set. Le Sage, 1668-1747, wrote this novel between 1715-1735, and its first English edition was published in 1747. 125.00


14968. Lewis, Wyndham: The Red Priest.

London: Methuen and Co. Ltd, 1956. vi + 298. 19 x 12.5 cm. Translated by Robert Baldrick. Introduced by A.W.Raitt. Gold-blocked dark-blue "spine label" on pale-blue boards in uncut dw. Dw showing slight wear. Ffep has signature of Allan Seaton, Northern Ireland poet and artist. 15.00


17719. Londonderry, The Marchioness of: Henry Chaplin A Memoir.

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1926. First edition. 658 pp. 17 x 11.5 cm. Illustrated. Gold-blocked green boards, no dw. Slightly-bruised corners, and "Russia To Day Book Club" stamp on title page, otherwise good. This novel won the Stalin Prize in 1948. 24.00


17603. Lorca, Federico Garcia: Libro de Poemas Primeras Canciones Canciones Seis Poemas Galegos.

Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada, 1951 Sixth edition of volume 2 of Lorca's collected works. Four earlier volumes here brought together. 231 pp. 20.5 x 15 cms. Matt thin neutral card covers, printed blue and black. Minor shelfwear. Lower spine extremity is missing 3 cm. Internally in very good condition. One of the great writers of the twentieth century. Text in Spanish. 12.00


14247. Loti, Pierre: Figures et Chose qui Passaient.

Paris: Calman, Levy douzieme edition 1898. 18 by 12 cms. 333 pp. half leather and blue boards, decorative endpapers, gilt borders to leather. Spine sunned, very minor wear owner's inscription on ffep, otherwise good. 15.00


15958. Loti, Pierre: Madame Prune.

London: T. Werner Laurie, 1926. Translated from the French by S.R.C. Plimsoll. 240 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Eight illustrations in colour by Mortimer Menpes. Charming illustrations. Hardcovers, no dustwrapper. Decorative front board and spine, with gilt titling. In good condition. 15.00


15686. Loti, Pierre: Mon Frere Yves.

Paris: Calmann-Levy. 1902?. 395 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm. Gold-blocked green boards. No dustwrapper. Decorative endpapers. Feps are browned, o/w in good condition. Text in French. 10.00


3707. Louys, Pierre: Aphrodite moeurs antiques.

Paris, Le Livre de Demain, Librarie Artheme Fayard 1947. 23.5 by 19 cms. 126 pp.36 woodcuts by Morin-Jean. paper covers partly uncut. good. 8.00


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


15709. MacKenzie, K. R. H., translator: Master Tyll Owlglass His Marvellous Adventures and Rare Conceits.

London: George Routledge & Sons, c1900. Broadway Translations. xxxv+319 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Illustrated. Introduction and Appendices. Black-blocked brown boards. No dustwrapper. Signature of Allan Seaton, Irish poet and artist, of ffep. In good condition. 10.00


15960. Maeterlinck, Maurice: Theatre.

Paris: Bibliotheque-Charpentier, 1929. Tome Deuxieme. 314 pp. 19 x 12 cm. Includes Pelleas et Melisande (1892), Alladine et Palomides (1894), Interieur (1894), and La Mort de Tintagiles (1894). Thin card covers. The bottom half inch of the spine is missing, but overall in fair condition. 10.00


15793. Mallarme, Stephane: Poems.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1938. xii+308 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Translated by Roger Fry, with commentaries by Charles Mauron. Gold-blocked blue boards, no dustwrapper. A bit of rubbing to boards, and signature of Allan Seaton, Irish poet and artist, on ffep, otherwise good. 25.00


15667. Mann, Thomas: The Magic Mountain

London: Martin Secker, 1928. Translated by H.T. Lowe-Porter. xii+900 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Gold-blocked green boards. No dustwrapper, in fair condition. 15.00


2189. Markham, Sir Clements, translator: The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes His Fortunes and Adversities.

London: Adam and Charles Black, 1908. xxxvi+105pp. 23 x 15 cm. Translated from the edition of 1554 printed at Burgos, with a short notice of the Mendoza family, a short life of the author, Don Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, and a notice of the work and some remarks on the character of Lazarillo de Tormes. Illustrated with 12 plates by Stephen Baghot de la Bere, 1877-1927, a figure and landscape painter he was an occasional illustrator capable, as here, of very fine pen and ink work. Sketch map. Spine faded and professionally relaid, otherwise good. 15.00


15705. Mazzini, Joseph: Essays: Selected from the Writings, Literary, Political, and Religious, of Joseph Mazzini.

London: Walter Scott, 1887. xxviii+332 pp. 17.5 x 13 cm. Republished by the special permission of Madame E. A. Venturi, and edited with an introduction by William Clarke. Includes: Faith and the Future, Lamennais, Byron and Goethe, The Writings of Thomas Carlyle, Carlyle's History of The French Revolution, Of the Minor works of Dante, From the Pope to the Council, Europe its condition and prospects, and M. Renan and France. Black boards, with chipped spine label. "Birdie J Battye, Canterbury 1888" written on reverse of ffep. Corners bruised. Internally good. 10.00


15818. Meinhold, W: Mary Schweidler The Amber Witch

Oxford University Press 1928. Translated from the German by Lady Duff Gordon. With an introduction by J. W Mackail. 15 by 10 cms. xii+247+16 pp. Green gold blocked boards, in very good condition. 10.00


14196. Merejkowski, Dmitri: The Death of the Gods.

Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co. third edition 1904. Translated by Herbert Trench. 463 pp. hardback, green boards with black decorative design to front cover, gilt spine title. Some wear, spine age darkened, dustiness, ffep missing otherwise fair/good. The author was seen once as heir to the great Russian novelists, a seminal figure in the silver age of Russian Poetry. He was a co-founder of the Symbolist movent. An exile from 1918 to 1941, his wartime years were controversial. His work was officially banned in Russia until the 1990's. 10.00


15637. Merwin, W. S.: Some Spanish Ballads.

London New York Toronto: Abelard-Schuman, 1961. 127 pp. 22.5 x 13 cm. Text in English. Woodcut decorations. Gold-blocked cream boards, in a very good dustwrapper. In very god condition. 10.00


14661. Mistral, Frederic: Oeuvres de Frederic Mistral les Isles D'Or Texte et Traduction 1943.

Paris: Librairie Alphonse Lemerre 1943. 16 by 9.5 cms. 541 pp. softcovers, the covers are a bit dusty but otherwise in good condition. 10.00


15251. Moliere: Oeuvres Completes de Moliere.

Oxford: University Press, 1900. viii+647pp. 18.5 x 13 cm. Half leather and cloth binding. Six panelled spine with raised bands. Highly decorative gilt panels and original red spine label with gilt titling. The front board bears the gilt crest of the Commercial Travellers' Schools. Marbled endpapers and foreedges. Small scuffs to rear spine edge, otherwise in good condition. 25.00


11923. Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat Baron de: Oeuvres de Montesquieu.

Paris: Chez Jean-Francois Bastien 1788. Nouvelle Edition Plus correcte et plus complete que toutes les precedentes. Five volumes complete. Vol I, cxl+438 pp. frontispiece portrait, two folding maps, Europe and the World, Vol II, xvi+574pp. Vol III, viii+509pp. Vol IV, 494pp. Vol V. vi+531pp. Half calf and marbled boards, some wear and rubbing to boards, the upper spine extremity of Vol. V has lost a little leather along the gutter, internally very tight, clean, bright. Despite a bit of external wear this makes a very nice set. 450.00


14719. Morley, Henry editor: The Essays of Michael Lord of Montaigne.

London: George Routledge 1893. Translated by John Florio. Edited with an introduction and a glossary by Henry Morley. xxxii+598 pp. Hardback, spine extremities rubbed and spine a little sunfaded otherwise a good copy. 20.00


15268. Morley, Henry, editor: Don Quixote Burlesque Plays and Poems. (A.D. 1605 to A.D. 1825).

London: George Routledge and Sons, 1889. 280+293+320 pp. 20 x 14 cm. Apart from Don Quixote includes The Knight of the Burning Pestle, The Rehearsal, The Splendid Shilling, Tom Thumb the Great, The Rovers, Chrononhotonthologos, and others. Decorative endpapers. Gold-blocked brown boards, no dw. The name "T.E. Carlton" is neatlr written on the title page, o/w in very good condition. 25.00


17596. Nobre, Antonio: So'.

Porto: Livraria Tavares Martins, 1971. 219 pp. 21.5 x 15.5 cm. Several fascimiles of pages from the poet's notebooks are bound in, but are not included in the pagination. Index. Matt neutral card covers, printed red and black. The covers are very slightly discoloured, otherwise in very good condition. Poems by this nineteenth- century Portuguese poet. 20.00


15992. Obruchev, Vladimir: Slannikov Land.

Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1955. Soviet Literature for Young People Series. 371 pp. 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Translated from the Russian by David Svirsky. Illustrated by Y. Krasny. Black-blocked yellow boards, very good, but no dustwrapper. 15.00


14660. Ouida: Street Dust and Other Stories.

Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz, 1901. 16 by 11.5 cms 264 pp. blue boards, a little faded otherwise good. 12.00


14000. Peers, E. Allison: Blanquerna: A Thirteenth Century Romance. Translated from the Catalan of Ramon Lull.

London: Jarrolds n.d. (1925) 26 by 16.5 cms. 536 pp. hardback, cream linen spine and marbled boards, minor wear, some light foreedge spotting otherwise good. No dustwrapper. 42.00


14199. Peretz, I. L.: Bontshe The Silent.

London: Stanley Paul & Co. translated from the Yiddish with a preface and glossary by Dr. A. S. Rappoport. ix+259 pp. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Hardback, no dustwrapper. Black embossed boards, decorative gilt spine. showing a little wear but overall fair/good. Peretz was born in Lublin in 1851 and died in Warsaw in 1915. He wrote first in Hebrew but is best known as a writer in Yiddish. 10.00


15690. Pollen, John, translator.: Russian Songs and Lyrics. Being faithful translations of selections from some of the best Russianm poets- Pushkin, Lermontof, Nadson, Nekrasov, Tolstoi, Tyoutchev, Maikov, Lebedev, Fet, etc

London: East and West, Ltd, 1916 xii+190 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. There is an insert on the title page: "The translator is devotng any profits to funds for the benefit of the Russian Soldiers". It may be signed by the author on the title page, the surname is unclear. Signature of Allan Seaton, Irish artist and poet, on ffep.Gray boards, with green backstrip. Corners worn. No dustwrapper. An interesting World War One item. 25.00


15987. Potapenko, J.N.: A Russian Priest.

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1891. Number 7 in the publisher's Pseudonym Library. Third edition. 214 pp. 18 x 9.5 cm. Paper covers, in printed wrappers. Spine a little darkened, covers slightly dusty, otherwise very good. 15.00


17646. Prevost, L'Abbe: Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du Chevalier des Grieux.

Paris: Garnier Freres Libraires-Editeurs, 1860. Nouvelle Edition collationnee avec le plus grand soin sur l'edition publiee a Amsterdam en 1753. precedee d'une notice historique sur l'Abbe Prevost par Jules Janin. xxiv + 288 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm. Half leather and marbled boards, with matching marbled endpapers and page-block edges. Decorative gilt spine, with original gold-blocked title label. Boards are a bit edge rubbed, and previous owner's name on otherwise blank preliminary, but overall in good condition. 35.00


15959. Pushkin, Alexandr Sergeyevitch: The Complete Prose Tales of Alexandr Sergeyevitch Pushkin.

London: Barrie and Rockcliffe, 1966. 495 pp. 22 x 15 cm. Translated from the Russian by Gillon R. Aitken. Gold-blocked green boards, in a slightly-foxed dustwrapper. 10.00


15254. Racine, Jean: Oeuvres de Jean Racine precedees des memoires sur la vie par Louis Racine.

Paris: Chez Firmin Didot Freres, Fils et Cie, 1862. 656 pp. 26.5 x 18 cm. Frontispiece portrait, and a pictorial vignette to the title page. Full green calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands and decorative gilt panels, original red spine label and gilt titling. Gilt ruling to edge of boards, marbled endpapers and decorated foreedges. Internally tight and bright, other than some fairly light browning to preliminaries. There is some slight rubbing/shelfwear to the spine edges and to the upper spine extremity. Overall a handsome book in very good condition. 50.00


9973. Raspe, Rudolf Erich: The Surprising Travels and Adventures of Baron Munchausen. (Exceeding all other Travellers!!!) Also an Account of A Voyage into the Moon and Dog Star.

London: Printed for and sold by T. Hughes, Ludgate Street, and J. Bysh, Paternoster Row A New and Complete Edition 1826. 20 by 11.5 cms. iv+70+iv+61 pp. coloured frontispiece on the first title page, there was a folding coloured plate facing the title page half of which is missing. In original boards, some edge rubbing, the bottom inch of the spine label is missing, internally clean and tight. The two parts were first published in 1786 and 1792 and this is a good example of an early nineteenth century copy of this popular book. 200.00


15826. Resnick, Seymour and Jeanne Pasmantier, editors.: An Anthology of Spanish Literature.

London: John Calder, 1958 First edition. xxv+608 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Gold-blocked blue boards, no dustwrapper. Slight browning of end-papers, o/w in good condition 12.00


14837. Riedl, Frederick: A History of Hungarian Literature.

London: William Heinemann 1906. One of the publisher's series, Short Histories of the Literature of the World, edited by Edmund Gosse. vii+293 pp. hardback, minor spotting to endpapers otherwise in good condition. 12.00


15670. Risse, Heinz: The Earthquake.

London: Secker & Warburg, 1953. 254 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Translated by Rita Eldon. Silver-blocked green boards, in a slightly worn dustwrapper. Previous owner's name neatly written on ffep, o/w good. 10.00


15971. Rolland, Romain: John Christopher Dawn and Morning.

London: William Heinemann, 1910. 285 pp. 19.5 x 12.5 cm. Translated from the French by Gilbert Cannan. Black- and gold-blocked red boards, no dustwrapper. Some browning and spotting. 10.00


15292. Romains, Jules: The Death of a Nobody.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944. xiii+137 pp. 19 x 13 cm. Translated by Desmond MacCarthy and Sidney Waterlow. New introduction by the author. Ornate boards, no dustwrapper. Fairly minor rubbing/ wear to boards, otherwise in good condition. 15.00


11490. Ronna, A: Teatro Scelto Italiano, Commedie, Drammi, Tragedie.

Parigi: Carlo Hingray Libraio 1837. 21.5 by 13 cms. 504 pp. Half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands with blind and gilt stamped decoration, marbled endpapers and foreedges, internally tight, some old annotation mostly pencil from someone translating, and fairly extensive brown spotting/foxing. A handsome binding in a mid-green leather. Plays include, "Il Burbero benefico", di C. Goldoni, "La Tarantola", di Albergati Capacelli, "Olivo e Pasquale", di A Sografi, "La Famiglia dell' uomo indolente", di G-G de Rossi, "Le Gelosie per Equivoca", di G. Giraud, "La Fiera", di A. Nota, "Themistocle", di P. Metastasio, "Oreste", di V. Alfieri, "Aristodemo", di V. Monti, "Il Contre di Carmagnola", di A. Manzoni and, "Giovanni da Procida", di G-B Niccolini. 35.00


14629. Roscoe, Thomas: The Italian Novelists.

London: Frederick Warne nd Co, c1900. Translated from the Originals with Critical and Biographical Notices by Thomas Roscoe. xx+619 pp. Novelle Antiche, Boccaccio, Sacchetti, Fiorentino, SalernitanoSabadino degli Arienti, Da Porto, Illicini, Sozzini, Machiavelli, Firenzuola, Fortini, Sermini, Brevio, Grazzini, etc etc. B lack boards, a litte faded, original spine label a little rubbed, otherwise good. 15.00


14762. Saint-Yves, Leonard de: Selected Writings of De Sade.

London: Peter Owen Limited, 1953. "This second edition is limited to 1000 copies". 306 pp. 22.5 x 14 cm. A work of reference with extracts both from famous and less well known works. Gold-and-red-blocked blue boards, in a price-clipped worn dustwrapper. 20.00


964. Saintaine, M: La Belle Cordierie and her three lovers

London 1864 275pp. Original boards quarter leather. In fine condition. Saintaine 1798 - 1865 was the author of many plays, poems and stories. 35.00


15713. Saintsbury, George, editor: Marmontel's Moral Tales.

London: George Allen, 1895. xxxix+423 pp. 19.5 x 12.5 cm. Selected with a revised translation biographical introduction and notes by George Saintsbury, with (eighteen) illustrations by Chris Hammond. Black-blocked front board and gold-blocked spine. No dustwrapper. In good condition. 10.00


14248. Samain, Albert: Aux Flancs du Vase suivi de Polypheme et es Poemes inacheves.

Paris: Societe dv Mercvre de France, 1908. 18 by 11.5 cms. 187 pp. half leather and marbled boards, gilt spine titling, marbled endpapers, some foreedge spotting and some light tanning to pages otherwise good. 15.00


17699. Sand, George: Elle et Lui.

Paris: Libraire de L. Hachette, 1860. Deuxieme edition. 311 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm. Half leather and marbled boards, with matching marbled foreedges and endpapers. Gilt-decorated spine, with original spine label. The front board is nearly detached, and there is edge rubbing, otherwise in fair condition. We have a matching edition of De Musset, Lui et Elle, our reference 17655. 15.00


12108. Sand, George: The Mosaic Workers A Tale. To which is added The Orco A Tradition.

London: H.G. Clarke and Co. 66 Old Bailey, 1844. The first English edition of this work. Translated from the French of George Sand by E. A. A. ( Elizabeth A. Ashurst. ) 13.5 x 9.5 cm. vii+190 pp. In contemporary polished calf, gilt ruling to boards and gilt decorative edge, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt ruling, gilt motif in panels and original spine label. Some edge rubbing and wear rubbing to spine hinges, a small gouge in the leather on the lower part of the rear board. Internally very bright and clean. The front paste down has the very handsome bookplate of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey, Wrest Park. The house is in Bedfordshire. Scarce. 250.00


15654. Sandars, Mary F: Honore de Balzac His Life and Writings.

London: Stanley Paul & Co, 1914. xxiv+312 pp. 20.5 by 14 cms. Nine illustrations. Index. Gold-blocked black boards. No dustwrapper. Occasional foxing, otherwise in good condition. 10.00


17657. Schiller: Geschichte des Dreizigjahrigen Kriegs.

Stuttgart: Cotta'scher Verlag, 1862. 518 pp. 18 x 12 cm. Half-leather binding, with marbled boards, and matching foreedges and endpapers. Gilt decorated spine. with original spine label. Minor shelfwear, otherwise in very good condition. 15.00


17656. Schiller: Wallenstein Ein Dramatisches Gedicht.

Stuttgart: Gotta'fcher Verlag, 1860. 403 pp. 18 x 12 cm. Half-leather binding, with marbled boards, and matching foreedges and endpapers. Gilt-decorated spine, with original spine label. Minor shelfwear, otherwise in very good condition. 15.00


18533. Signoret, Emmanuel: Poesies Completes.

Paris: Societe du Mercure de France, 1908. Deuxieme edition. 313 + 6 pp. 18.5 x 12 cm. Preface par Andre Gide. Printed matt card covers. Minor shelfwear, and a little discoloration to the spine, otherwise good. 15.00


15668. Smith, Alexander: Dreamthorp A Book of Essays Written in the Country.

Edinburgh: N.R. Mitchell, 1881. xii+900 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Translated by H.T. Lowe-Porter. Frontispiece portrait, tissue guarded. Brown-blocked front board and gold-blocked spine, no dustwrapper. Boards rubbed, and spine extremities worn. Only fair condition. 15.00


15837. Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle): The Abbess of Castro and Other Tales.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1926. The Works of Stendhal. 269 pp. 19 x 13 cm. Translated by C. K . Scott Moncrieff. White-blocked blue boards. A little wear, spine sun faded, former owner's signture on ffep, a fair copy. 10.00


17645. Tasso, Torquato: La Gerusalemme Liberata.

Parigi (Paris) Presso G. C. Molini Libritio rue du Jardinet, 1783. Complete in two volumes. 17.5 x 10 cm. Volume I, xii + 326 pp. Engraved frontispiece and engraved decorative title page. Volume II, 333 pp. Engraved, tissue-guarded, title page. Italian text. In a handsome full red morocco with gilt decorative borders to board edges, a six panelled spine with gilt titling, lining, and decorations, blue silk endpapers, and all edges gilt. Corners bumped, and rubbing to lower spine extremities with minor loss to volume 2, but otherwise a very handsome set in very good condition. Both title pages have an old ink inscription "Mary Spottiswoode the gift of Mad Alec D'Orgeis Toulouse at the top of the page. Both volumess have the bookplate of D.D.A. Simpson, late Professor of Archaeology at Queen's University, Belfast. This was high quality French printing. 250.00


14881. Trebutien, G. S. editor: Journal of Maurice de Guerin.

London: Chatto & Windus 1891. With a Biographical and Literary Memoir by Sainte-Beuve. Translated from the Twentieth French edition by Jessie P Frothingham. 18 by 11.5 cms. 193 pp. hardback, the spine extremities are a bit rubbed and worn, and the last few pages have been carelessly trimmed by the binder, no loss of text, otherwise good. 15.00


11508. Uhland, Ludwig: Gedichte von Ludwig Uhland.

Stuttgart: 1875. xvi+491 pp. Full leather binding, red, six panelled spine with raised bands and decorative gilt panels, gilt pattern to board edges, gilt ruling around boards with gilt school crest, motto, "Deo Juvenante" and Schola Regia Brvtonensis to front board, marbled endpapers and fore edges, two areas of slight damage to the back board with some loss of leather, internally bright, tight and clean, a fair copy. Kings School Bruton Somerset founded 1519. Text in German, gothic script. 15.00


12399. Verne, Jules: A Winter Amid The Ice and Other Stories.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington 1876. Translated from the French , author's illustrated edition. 192 pp. also includes A Drama in the Air, and The Fortieth French Ascent of Mont Blanc by Paul Verne. Illustrations taken from the French editions. In black library boards, with spine professionally restored, a small oval library stamp on the title page with reference no. in ink, some light spotting to the last few pages, and some wear overall from distant library use but overall good minus. Early English editions are now quite scarce. 125.00


18364. Verne, Jules: Abandoned.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, & Co., Ltd, c1920. Translated from the French. 304 + (46) pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Frontispiece Illustration. Pictorial black-blocked red boards. Small tear at bottom front gutter. Two neat local church library stamps, but overall fair. 15.00


17913. Verne, Jules: From the Earth to the Moon Direct in 97 Hours 20 Minutes.

London: Richard Butterworth & Co., c1890. 252 pp. 19 x 13 cm. Translated from the French. Gold-blocked green boards, a little faded. 3 names on the ffep, otherwise good. This edition is not recorded on Copac. 20.00


14851. Verne, Jules: Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-Vingts Jours.

Paris: J.Hetzel Et Cie. Bibliotheque D'Education et de recreation, 1873. 217(3) pp. 29 x 19 cm. Dessins par MM. De Nuville et L. Benett. Two page map of the world. In heavy plum-coloured boards, spine professionally relaid with new spine label, and new endpapers. Imp. 55-1757-73. A first printing, but not first issue. The bottom corners of the half-title/frontispiece had been removed and are here restored. A few margin tears, some restored. A fair, and very early, copy of this popular novel. 85.00


12401. Verne, Jules: The Chase of the Golden Meteor.

London: Grant Richards n.d. Translated from the French. 292 pp. Illustrations taken from the French edition. An ex-library copy, in original publisher's boards, a small oval library stamp on the margins of the illustrations, and some wear overall from distant library use but overall fair/good minus. Now quite a scarce title. 165.00


12403. Verne, Jules: The Clipper of the Clouds.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, 1892. Translated from the French. New and Cheaper edition. 192 pp. Illustrations taken from the French edition. An ex-library copy, in original publisher's boards, green with dark green embossed scene along with gilt titling to front board and spine, rear board has a gilt Ulster Bank Library device, spine relaid, a small oval library stamp on the half title page. Some wear, rubbing, light fingering overall from distant library use but overall good minus. The illustrations are very good. Now quite a scarce title. Verne not only anticipated flight, including vertical take off, but also the kinds of uses to which the new technology would be put. 165.00


12400. Verne, Jules: The Cryptogram.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington n.d. Translated from the French , author's copyright edition. 254 pp. coloured frontispiece and one other illustration. In green library boards, with gilt title author and library name/shelf no. Some wear overall from distant library use but fair. 25.00


12402. Verne, Jules: The Lottery Ticket A Tale of Tellemarken.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1890. New and Cheaper edition. 192 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Translated from the French. Illustrations taken from the French edition. A.e.g. An ex-library copy, in original publisher's boards, green with black decorative panel enclosing an embossed vignette along with gilt titling to front board and spine, spine relaid, a small oval library stamp on the margins of the title page, and some minor wear overall from distant library use but overall good minus. Now quite a scarce title. 650.00


18265. Voltaire: Oeuvres de M. De Voltaire.

Amsterdam: Chez Etienne Ledet et Compagnie Revue corrigee & considerablement augmentee, avec des Figures en Taille-douce1738. Nouvellee edition. Tome Premier. xxxii + 349 pp. 22 x 14 cm. 11 engaved full-page illustrations. Vignette on the title page, decorative head and tail pieces. Vellum spine and marbled boards. There is heavy rubbing and wear to the marbled boards, a tiny inkstain on page 24, not affecting the text, and old light pencil annotation translating odd words,. Contents include four-page introduction, "Privilegie", in Dutch, Preface sur la Henriade, Traduction d'une Lettre de Mr Cocchi sur ce Poeme, Histoire Abregee de la Henriade, Ide'e de la Henriade, La Henriade, Essay sur le Poeme Epique. This was the first epic poem in French. Denied a Licence to publish in France Voltaire went to the Netherlands where the book was published in The Hague about 1723. The first French edition was in 1728. 150.00


15967. Voltaire: Zadig, and Other Tales by Voltaire (1746-1767) A New Translation.

London: George Bell and Sons, 1891. viii + 475 + 24 pp. 18.5 x 12 cm. Translated by Robert Bruce Boswell. Gold-blocked red boards, no dw. Spine faded, o/w in good condition. 15.00


15806. William Reeves: The Best Terrible Tales From the Spanish.

London: William Reeves, c1910 178 pp. 16.5 x 12 cm. Gold-blocked red boards. Some fairly minor foreedge spotting, and signature of Allan Seaton, Irish poet and artist, on ffep, otherwise fair/good. Scarce. 30.00


13023. Zola, Emile: Rome.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1896. The first English edition. viii+587+32 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Translated by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly. Hardback, decorative spine and front board, decorative floral endpapers. The last 32 pages are the publisher's catalogue for March 1896. Showing a bit of wear. The top right corner of p.31 of the catalogue is torn off with minor loss, otherwise internally bright and clean. 23.00

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