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Nineteenth Century Fantasy & Science Fiction.

UPHAM (Edward). Rameses; An Egyptian tale: With historical notes, Of the Era of the Pharaohs. [Quotation from Bossuet, Histoire Universelle, tome ii.] In three volumes. Printed for G.B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-Lane; John Upham, Bath; and Charles Upham, Exeter, 1824. 3 Vols., Post 8vo; pp.viii+341+[i (printer’s imprint)]; [iv]+321+[i (printer’s imprint)]; [iv]+328; publisher’s quarter dark green linen, cream boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Spines repaired almost invisibly with matching cloth; paper covering of boards worn at some corners, and dusty; old armorial library stamp on each title leaf, but no other signs of library use; marginal stains on pp.101-104 of volume three; some foxing to Notes of volume two, and to a few scattered gatherings towards the end of volume three, apparently indicative of a different paper stock; otherwise, and in general effect, a very nice copy.

GB £450.00

US $607.50


From the author’s Advertisement: “It may seem objectionable to exhibit Egypt as possessing at so early a period of the world knowledge and science in certain branches of learning and art surpassing all that the moderns, with the advantages of the experience and wisdon of ages, can produce. The Notes contain the evidence and authority for such a representation of the wisdom of the Egyptians....The comparison of ancient historians with modern travellers has furnished the materials and groundwork of the tale....The author wished to comprise as large an extent of information respecting the rites, arts, and public monuments of the Egyptians, as possible; and it has been his study to keep within the limits of historic evidence, confirming and illustrating his details by ample notes, which contain such various and important matter from the earliest historians, as must interest even the general reader.” The Notes, placed at the end of each volume, comprise some 125pp. The result of the author’s concern with historical records is that the story is overwhelmed with descriptive detail, and is not fantasy as with most Egyptian novels of the period, but almost ‘lost race’, telling of marvels not obviously achievable in terms of the science of the 1820s, though not intended to be science fiction. Minor science fiction elements do, however, occur. In volume two at p.10, for example, we learn that “the lamp of wonderful workmanship burned with the amianthus, which was framed by the skill of Mizraim science to last for ages unconsumed, and contained a potent mixture, indestructible by its perpetual flame", and at pp.123-4 in volume three it is stated that the oldest of the Egyptian records hark back to a time when the year consisted of only 360 days. Well printed apart from the few foxed gatherings on good paper by Thomas Davison at Whitefriars. Not in Sadleir or Locke’s Spectra; Wolff, 6925, recording a copy in pale-blue boards and labels: it is also known in similar cream boards.

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Ref: ERT120788


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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

MEADE (L.T. [i.e., Elizabeth Tomasina]). The Odds And The Evens. By L.T. Meade Author of ‘Light o’ the Morning,’ ‘The Girls of St [sic] Wode’s.’ ‘Wild Kitty,’ ‘Girls New and Old,’ ‘Betty: a School-girl,’ etc. With ten illustrations by Percy Tarrant. W. & R. Chambers, Limited London and Edinburgh, 1899. Extra cr.8vo; fine-screen half-tone frontispiece with thin paper guard, and eight plates [ex nine]; numerous head- and tail- pieces to the chapters; pp.[viii]+416; bevelled blackish green smooth cloth, blocked gilt, green, brown, and white, embossed with lettering in red and black, on spine, blocked gilt, red, green, and white, embossed with lettering in red, on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers faced chocolate. Slight wear to corners and to extreme head an tail of spine; lacking the plate to face p.253; slight scattered marginal foxing and marking; in general effect, however, a nice copy, offered cheaply because of the missing plate.

GB £18.00

US $24.30


Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4714, recording a copy in an otherwise similar blue cloth, also lacking a plate. The end-papers of the Wolff copy are described as ‘very dark brown’.
Ref: CRT120789


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Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama.

MOORE (Thomas). The Loves of the angels, A Poem. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-row, 1823. Med.8vo; 8pp. Lupton Relfe advertisements dated October, 1822, bound in before half-title; leaf of publisher’s advertisements, apparently integral (v.nore), bound in at end; pp.[iii] — x+148+[ii] (v.note); original drab boards, paper spine-label down-printed vertically with title and author’s name; a.e. uncut. A nice copy.

GB £25.00

US $33.75


The probable first issue, copies also being known with a 4pp. publisher’s catalogue dated December, 1822, bound in at the end, and the advertisement leaf present at the end of this copy, tipped in before the half-title instead of the Relfe catalogue. This advertisement leaf is puzzling: slight irregularities at the top- and fore- edges due to opening show it to have been printed conjugate with L1, whilst L2 (the last leaf of text) is a single inset. Irregularities of opening of L2, however, suggest that it was printed conjugate with [A]3, gatherings [A] and L being printed congugate, the one folded back horizontally inside the other, and L4 being a discarded blank or possibly a label leaf. It is evident from the pagination that the printer assumed this advertisement would appear as part of the first gathering.
Ref: HRT120791


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Nineteenth Century Prose Literature.

ANTHOLOGY. The Bijou: An Annual of literature And the arts. London, William Pickering, 1830 [i.e., September, 1829]. Pott 8vo; binder’s blank at front and back; integral advertisement leaf and half-title precede fine steel-engraved frontispiece by William Ensom after Sir Thomas Lawrence, and conjugate vignette title-page, on plate-paper, precede dedication leaf; letterpress title not called for; nine steel-engraved plates by Ensom, T.A. Dean, Sangster, Augustus Fox, and Josh. Phelps, after Lawrence, David Wilkie, T. Stothard, R.P. Bonnington (published posthumously), etc., all on plate-paper and with thin paper guards; pp.xiv (not including the engraved title-leaf)+288; publisher’s full crimson watered silk, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; bright green end-papers. Silk worn a little at edges of spine, and very slightly so to corners and some edges; otherwise a fine copy of a beautiful volume.

GB £85.00

US $114.75


Literary contributors include Edward Quillinan, Richard Thomson, Alexander Dyce, Elizabeth Cory, Sir Gore Ouseley (translating from the Persian of Janeid of Baghdad), Mrs. Godwin, Ugo Fosculo (a self-portrait, in a translation signed ‘M.S.’), J. Payne Collier, “the Author of ‘Obstinacy’” [Mrs. Agnes C. Hall], John C. Mercier, “the Author of ‘The Lord of Morcar’ [Julia Pardoe], the Rev. James White, Martin Archer Shee, Commander Hutchinson, R.N., J.W. Brown, John Bird, W.H. Leeds, and many that are anonymous or signed by initials: T.E.C., M.A.Y., W., etc. The third, last, and scarcest volume of an uncommon Annual that is very hard indeed to find in its original dress.

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Ref: IRT120832


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Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama.

TENNYSON (Alfred). Poems. By Alfred Tennyson. In two volumes. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1842. 2 Vols., f’cap 8vo; half-title in each volume; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume one; pp.[viii]+233+[i (bibliographical note)]+[ii]; [viii]+231+[i (note)]; contemporary light brown boards, paper spine label. Rebacked, the backstrips and slightly rubbed and dusty labels laid on; corners of boards a little worn; unobtrusive repair to gutter margin of one end-paper; neat ownership inscription dated June 1842 on each front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy. Uncommon in original boards, most copies having been rebound.

GB £650.00

US $877.50


The collection which first brought Tennyson general recognition as the leading poet of his age, including a selection of poems from the volumes of 1830 and 1833, for the most part so heavily pruned and corrected as to seem almost rewritten, together with a large number of new poems, among the latter being ‘Morte d’Arthur’, ‘Locksley Hall’, ‘Dora’, ‘The Talking Oak’, ‘The Two Voices’, ‘Break, break, break’, and ‘The Vision of Sin’. Wise, 12; Thomson, 13; Ashley Library, pp.111-2.

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Ref: HRT120827


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Nineteenth Century Prose Literature.

GLADSTONE (Right Hon. W.E., M.P.). Dean Hook. An address Delivered at Hawarden By the Right Hon. W.E. Gladstone, M.P. London, Richard Bentley & Son, New Burlington Street, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, 1879. One gathering double lge.post 16mo; lilac wrappers printed on front and back in black, the back wrapper bearing a publishers’ advertisement for the Third Edition of ‘The Life and letters Of Walter Farquhar Hook’ By His Son-in-Law, W.R.W. Stephens. Paper of spine a trifle chipped at head and tail and showing slight evidence of gluing; edges marbled, suggesting removal from a volume; single faint fox-spot on front wrapper and title-page; otherwise fine.

GB £30.00

US $40.50


The first printing, with 32pp. A later printing had only 16pp. Scarce.

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Ref: IRT120823


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Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama.

BINYON (Laurence). The winnowing- Fan: poems on The great war. London: Elkin Mathews, Cork Street, W., 1915 [i.e., December 1914]. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; blank at end; pp.[37]+[i (printer’s imprint)]+[ii]; iron grey self-wrappers, cut flush, folded over end-papers, printed on front wrapper in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Insignificant fading to wrappers, and very slight foxing to uncut fore-edges; light pencil marks in the index, and ticks, etc., against a few of the poems, suggestive perhaps of a review; otherwise a fine, crisp, copy.

GB £45.00

US $60.75


The volume in which ‘For the Fallen’ first appeared: “They shall grow not old as they that are left grow old: / Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.” Published in December 1914 and dated ahead. A few advance copies appear to have been dated ‘1914’ on the title-page instead of ‘1915’ as here. The second printing had the publication history on the verso of the title-page: “First published December 1914; second edition (2nd. thousand) April 1915.. The first printing appears to have consisted of 500 copies. Nelson, 1914.36
Ref: LRT118869


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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

[HUGHES (Thomas).]. Tom Brown at Oxford. By the author of “Tom Brown’s Schooldays.” In three volumes. Cambridge: Macmillan and Co. And 23, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. London, 1861. Integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two, blank on verso; final blank in volume three; pp.xii+319+[i (blank)]; vii+[i (blank)]+338+[ii]; vii+[i (blank)]+309+[iii (blank)]; publisher’s inserted catalogue, 24pp., dated 15.10.61 / 5,000 crown at tail of first page; royal blue horizontally grained straight morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers faced pinkish buff. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spines and corners; unobtrusive repair to cloth of back joint in volume one; some insignificant creasing of end-papers due to an original binding fault; small blank lower fore-corner chipped from one leaf; in general a nice copy, nonetheless. Preserved in a clamshell box covered in purple fine-morocco cloth, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine

GB £460.00

US $621.00


Sadleir, 1234, describing the end-papers as ‘deep cream’; Wolff, 3331, recording an otherwise similar copy, but with the catalogue at the end of volume three instead of volume one, and lacking the final blank in that volume; Parrish, Kingsley/Hughes, p.120.
Ref: CRT120818


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Antiquarian General Literature.

ADDISON [(John)]. The Works Of Anacreon, Translated into English verse; With Notes Explanatory and Poetical, To which are added the Odes, Fragments, and Epigrams of Sappho. With the Original Greek plac’d Opposite to the Translation. By Mr. Addison. London: Printed for John Watts at the Printing-Office In Wild-Court near Lincoln’s-Inn Fields, 1735. F’cap 12mo; half-title not called for; copper-engraved portrait frontispiece, and one plate, both printed upon text-paper; title-page printed in red and black; pp.[xxiv (unpaginated), including the frontispiece]+[280 (including plate)]; [A] — I, K — M12, N4, O2; contemporary full sheep, spine with four raised bands, ruled and tooled blind on sides, gilt on edges; burnished sprinkled edges. Leather somewhat cracking over joints, slightly chipped at extreme head and tail of spine, and peeled a little on the front cover; neat notes in ink and pencil on front end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £60.00

US $81.00


CBEL, II, p.759. Loosely laid in at the end is a cutting from the “Times” of June 10th 1916, giving the text of a newly-found poem by Sappho, together with a translation of it.
Ref: ART100001


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Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama.

ALLINGHAM (W[illiam]). Blackberries Picked off Many Bushes By D. Pollex and Others Put in a Basket by W. Allingham. London, G. Phillip & Son, 31 & 32 Fleet Street, E.C., 1884. Roy.16mo in half-sheets; blank and publisher’s advertisement leaf, blank on recto, precede half-title; title-page with small circular vignette; wood-engraved head- and tail-pieces, decorated initial letters, etc., scattered throughout; diagonally fine-ribbed dark leaf-green cloth, with ruled frame blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with Rossetti-ish roundel device on front cover in lower left-hand corner of frame, gilt; t.e.g., fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers faced dark chocolate. Very nice copy. Scarce, especially thus.

GB £150.00

US $202.50


Verses written by Allingham. Printed in Liverpool by G. Phillip & Son on thick hand-made paper watermarked ‘JOHN DICKINSON & CO.’ Presumably a small printing. Fredeman, 76.2; Colbeck, 25; Lasner, 19; COPAC records copies at the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, and Queens University Belfast only.

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Ref: HRT120809


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Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama.

SCOTT (William Bell). Poems, By William Bell Scott. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 65, Cornhill, 1854. F’cap 8vo in half-sheets; half-title; fine wood-engraved pictorial title-page a by the author (reading ‘Poems By a painter’); letterpress title-page; two inserted wood-engraved plates by Scott; printer’s imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.[2]+iv+226+[ii]; nine-entry Errata slip tipped in before p.[1]; glazed dark red boards, paper spine-label; a.e uncut. Paper faded on spine, and rubbed over joints; label very slightly rubbed, and chipped at corners (not affecting printed area); light embrowning to edges of plates; one or two neat ink notes (v. below); otherwise fine internally.

GB £480.00

US $648.00


Presentation copy, with the author’s signed holograph inscription on the front paste-down, dated ‘8 May 1888’, to the Scottish professor, novelist, critic, journalist, logician, etc., William Minto, who was at the time working on ‘Autobiographical Notes of the Life of William Bell Scott...and notices of his artistic and poetic circle of friends’, published in two volumes in 1892. Despite the errata slip, Scott has corrected the errata, and in one place added a nineteen word note on one of the poems for the benefit of Minto’s research. From the library of Simon and Judith Adams Nowell-Smith, with their (separate) book-labels above and below Scott’s inscription on the front paste-down, together with their pencilled bibliographical notes. Loosely laid-in is a leaf of further notes in Nowell-Smith’a hand, together with Scott’s visiting-card, to which he has added a holograph note that his address, ‘Belleview House, Chelsea’ has been given a street number and is ‘now 92 Cheyne Walk’. The book was published variously in drab boards with a paper spine label, and blue cloth, gilt. The present copy does not appear to have been rebound, and may represent a late stage of the proof. Printed in Newcastle-upon-tyne by G. Bourchier Richardson. COPAC records copies at the British Library, the London Library, and Durham only.

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Ref: HRT120812


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Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama.

WALDROP (Keith). The Antichrist And Other Foundlings. Burning Deck, [Providence, R.I], 1970. Sm.cr.4to format, 40pp. wire-stitched as a single gathering; half-title not called for; copyright leaf, blank on recto, precedes title-page, dedication leaf follows it; colophon leaf, blank on verso, followed by blank at end; hammered dark grey thick wrappers, not printed, cut flush; hammered dark grey thick paper dust-wrapper, not printed but with large white paper onlay printed with fine-screen half-tone illustration on front panel. Small lower fore-corner of leaves darkened by a [?coffee] stain throughout, otherwise a fine copy.

GB £40.00

US $54.00


Presentation copy, inscribed on the blank first page “For John Heath-Stubbs / Keith. Ancient holograph cataloguing note by novelist and former bookseller Iain Sinclair loosely laid-in. One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies set in Caslon Old Style and printed by Rosemarie Waldrop. Cover photograph by George Manupelli.

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Ref: LRT120813


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Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama.

LESLIE (Henry). Little Songs For me To sing. The Illustrations by J.E. Millais, R.A. (Engraved by Joseph Swain.) With music Composed by Henry Leslie. London: Cassell Petter & Galpin, N.D. [1865]. Sq.crown; twenty-two leaves of antique-toned thin card, not paginated, printed on both sides, caouchouc-bound; frontispiece, decorated title-page signed ‘J P’ [i.e., Julian Portch], six full-page illustrations and numerous decorations in the text by Millais, and six pages of music; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; bevelled green sand-grain cloth, ruled, and blocked with elaborate blind frame on back cover, ruled, and very elaborately blocked bright and matt gilt, lettered green through matt gilt, on front cover, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated slate-grey. Very slight wear to cloth at points of boards; owners name and delicately drawn vignette on back of front end-paper; a very little light foxing and dusting in text, but a nice copy of a scarce book.

GB £85.00

US $114.75


An odd size of book (6 5/8” x 6 1/2"), with an odd number of leaves, decribed by the publisher in the advertisements simply as given. Also known in a similar red cloth. The present example corresponds to the British Library copy B. Osborne, p.71. Words and settings for ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’, ‘Little Brother Charlie’, ‘God’s Works’, ‘Mary’s Little Lamb’, ‘The Sweet Story of Old’, and ‘Morning and Evening Hymns’. The texts of ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ and ‘Mary’s Little Lamb’ vary in minor respects from the Jane Taylor and Sarah Josepha Hale originals.

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Ref: HRT120792


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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

NATIONS (Opal Louis). The procreative habits of vans, pick-ups And macho heavy-duty trucks. By Opal Louis Nations. [On colophon:] Published by Pirate Press, 107 Valley Drive, London NW9, February 1979. Single leaves, landscape extra cr.8vo format, printed on rectos only, wire-stabbed into light yellow card wrappers, cut flush, printed pictorially on front wrapper in black. Fine copy. Very scarce.

GB £18.00

US $24.30


From the Opal Nations file.

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Ref: JRT120798


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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

[HOSKYNS (Charles Wren)]. Talpa: Or the Chronicles of a Clay Farm. An Agricultural Fragment. By C.W.H. London: Reeve & Co., Hentietta St., Covent Garden, 1852. Half-title not called for; twenty-four tail-piece vignettes by George Cruikshank; integral advertisement leaf followed by two leaves inserted advertisements at end; early rebound in quarter black roan, green horizontally grained morocco cloth sides, omitting all the leaves of advertisements. Extreme head of spine frayed; some scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £25.00

US $33.75


A very readable and amusing book, long recognised as a classic of English agricultural literature, compiled as a selection from articles first printed in the ‘Gardener’s Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette’ in 1847, and so here described as a fragment, this being its first appearance in book form. The farm was subsequently identified as at Wraxall Abbey in Warwickshire. The vignette on p.81, captioned ‘"Drop it!"’, was itself dropped from subsequent printings. Printed by John Edward Taylor. As originally issued, the volume was in fine horizontal red and black marbled wavy-grain cloth ruled blind on sides, blocked with a vignette of a mole (not a ‘badger’ as stated by Wolff) on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt on spine, and with end-papers coated pale yellow. Wolff, 3296; Cohn, 413.

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Ref: CRT120786


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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

COLLINS (Wilkie). Armadale. With twenty illustrations by George H. Thomas. In two volumes. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1866. (The Rights of Translation and of Dramatic Adaptation are Reserved.) 2 Vols., demy 8vo; half-titles not called for; each volume with frontispiece; eight other plates in volume one, ten in volume two; pp.[viii]+304; [iv]+372; recent brown half-sheep over Victorian oil-marbled boards, ruled gilt on sides and spine, lettered (with title only) and numbered, gilt, on spine. Marbled boards very slightly rubbed; small faint stain on Contents leaf and first three leaves of text in volume one, and a little light foxing to title-leaf and final leaf of text in each volume; otherwise a very nice copy a scarce book.

GB £820.00

US $1,107.00


Sadleir 588. Number three on Sadleir’s list of comparative scarcities.

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Ref: CRT100850


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Literary Criticism, Academic Texts, etc.

[JOHNSON (Samuel).] A bibliography Of Samuel Johnson By William Prideaux Courtney And David Nichol Smith. Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1968. Numerous facsimiles in text including one large, folding, but all integral, but unbacked and not included in the pagination; pp.viii+186; navy blue buckram, ruled, lettered, and blocked, gilt, on spine. Faint signs of class-mark removed from spine, and of rubber-stamp removed from top-edges; internally a fine copy.

GB £24.00

US $32.40


Published originally in 1915 without the facsimiles, and reprinted in 1925 with the addition of the facsimiles, some printed in red and black, the present edition being a photolithographic reprint of that withe the facsimiles printed in black only.
Ref: NRT120780


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Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama.

GRAVES (Robert). Poems 1938-1945. Cassell & Company Ltd., 1946. Sm.cr.8vo in half sheets; title-page printed in black with large central wood-engraved decoration in scarlet; pp.[viii]+40; pale sea-green cloth ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt up flat spine. Bubbling to cloth of back board, and one small corner turned; otherwise a fine copy in lightly stained, price-clipped, dust-wrapper.

GB £20.00

US $27.00


Higginson & Williams, A58.
Ref: LRT120781


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Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama.

TURNER (W.J.). Jack and Jill. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1934. Imp.16mo in half sheets; three blanks before half-title, three at end, the outermost serving as pastedowns; pp.[vi]+52+[vi]; light pink boards downlettered maroon on spine; t.e.pink. Slight, light, foxing to outside blanks; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper with very slightly faded strip to top of front panel.

GB £12.00

US $16.20




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Ref: LRT120775


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Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama.

TURNER (W.J.). Jack and Jill. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1934. Imp.16mo in half sheets; three blanks before half-title, three at end, the outermost serving as pastedowns; pp.[vi]+52+[vi]; light pink boards downlettered maroon on spine; t.e.pink. Slight, light, foxing to outside blanks; otherwise a fine copy in dust-wrapper with very slightly faded strip to top of front panel.

GB £12.00

US $16.20




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Ref: LRT120775


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Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama.

SPENCER (The Hon. W.R.). Gelert’s grave; Or Llewelyn’s rashness; A Ballad. By the Hon. W.R. Spencer. To which is added that Favorite [sic] Welsh air, ‘Beddgelert,’ As sung by the ancient Britons. Carnarvon: Printed by H. Humphreys, Bookseller, Castle Square, N.D. [1854 or earlier]. Price sixpence. One half-sheet, f’cap 12mo; half-title not called for; fine frontispiece engraved on steel by W. Wood, with conjugate stub bearing caption folded round other contents; one full-page wood-engraving in text, verso blank; 3pp. music, printed from type; pale brown wrappers printed in black, the front wrapper with wood-engraved vignette, the back wrapper bearing publisher’s advertisements for ten titles, inside surfaces plain, but back wrapper lined with white paper, presumably to stop it getting a line-crease from the stub. Extensive light staining to front and back wrapper; contemporary ownership inscription on inside front wrapper (v. note); some staining to blank verso of title-page and facing wood-engraving where leaves (possibly from Gelert’s grave!) have been pressed; light marginal staining to a couple of leaves; a generally good copy nonetheless of a rare and ephemeral poem.

GB £45.00

US $60.75


The British Library have two copies, presumably different, which they date ‘[1850?]’ and ‘[c.1860]’, whilst COPAC records copies also at Cardiff and the National Library of Wales which are dated only as ‘[18-?]’. The very welcome inscription on the present copy is dated “Oct. 1854". The wood-engraving on the front wrapper includes a designation of the volume as “A Present From Wales", whilst the words “With two engravings.” are printed beneath it.

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Ref: HRT120748


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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

MAC DONALD (George). Malcolm. By George Mac Donald Author of “Robert Falconer,” “Phantastes,” etc., etc. In three volumes. Henry S. King & Co. 65, Cornhill; & 12, Pateernoster Row, London, 1875. 3 Vols., Post 8vo; pp.[viii]+286+[ii (blank)]; [viii]+317+[i (blank)]; [viii]+355+[i (blank)]; diagonally very fine ribbed bright green cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Slight wear to spines and corners, and slight evidence that the edges of the spines have been reglued; scattered spotting and dusting or fingering to margins; a very good copy, nonetheless, of a very scarce title.

GB £875.00

US $1,181.25


Not in the Sadleir or the later Wolff collection, though listed in the first Wolff collection as no.20.

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Ref: CRT120779


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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

JEFFERIES (Richard). The Early fiction Of Richard Jefferies. Edited by Grace Toplis. With a rare portrait. London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamiltin, Kent & Co Ltd[;] Wells, Somerset: Arthur Young, 1896. Med.8vo, printed throughout in red and black on thick, textured, mould-made paper; half-title with limitation notice on verso precedes fine-screen half-tone portrait frontispiece on special, toned, paper; tissue guard to frontispiece and integral advertisement leaf at end here lacking pp.[xviii (including frontispiece)]+210ex 212; rebound in green buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Class-mark in gilt on spine, but no other signs of library use; light dusting or embrowning to uncut edges; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £50.00

US $67.50


One of an edition limited to 50 copies, this copy being numbered ‘50 i’. It was originally published in smooth black cloth ruled gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. The book was reprinted the same year on smaller paper, the imprint on the title-page reading: ‘Printed by Arthur Young, Diocesan Printing Works, Wells, Somerset, for Simpkin, Marshall 1896’, and bound in a bevelled smooth blue-green cloth, similarly ruled and lettered. Matthews & Miller B28.1.

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Literary Periodicals.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. [On back wrapper:] Spanner Volume one Number nine 18 Hayes Court, New Park Road, London SW2 4EX January 1977. Spanner. Edited by: Allen Fisher. Special Thanks for work on this issue to Peart White And Eric Mottram. Twenty-six single sheets A4, duplicated from typed stencils onto paper coloured cream or yellow, variously in black or red ink, sometimes double-sided, sometimes not, wire-stabbed into white paper covers, the generic portions of the covers printed in blue, the specific portions duplicated in black; paginated [ii]+156 — 197, the text-bearing leaves only being counted in the pagination; leaf of smaller paper with shapes cut out inserted at end. Nice copy. Very scarce.

GB £40.00

US $54.00


The Dick Higgins issue, pp.157 — 181 being devoted to the record of a conversation that took place between Dick Higgins (the founder of The Something Else Press, Unpublished Editions, etc.) and Eric Mottram at the Kensington Palace Hotel in London in 1973, together with an update, biographical notes, bibliography, and four unpublished examples of his work (a poem, a ‘found poem’, instructions for a ‘Happening’, and a tape-recorder poem). The Conversation includes a history of the ‘happening’ movement in America and England from 1961 and the small magazines, etc. that grew out of it including performance pieces, concrete poetry, and the like.
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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

[LYTTON (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord).]. Rienzi, The last of the tribunes. By the author of “Eugene Aram,” “Last Days of Pompeii,” &c. &c. In three volumes. London, Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1835. Lge.12mo; half-titles with advertisements on verso in volume one; six line errata slip tipped in before p.[1] in volume two; five entry Errata slip tipped in before two integral advertisement leaves at end of volume three; drab boards, paper spine labels; a.e. uncut; 12pp. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman catalogue dated January 1836 tipped in between front end-papers of volume one. Rebacked with similar paper; boards very slightly rubbed; some inner joints cracked; labels variously rubbed and chipped; ink-spot on first page on catalogue, free end-paper, and upper corner of half-title in volume one; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £95.00

US $128.25


Sadleir, 438.

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

[LYTTON (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord).]. Devereux. A tale. By The author of “Pelham.” In three volumes. London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1829. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; three line Errata slip with note follows p.[viii] in volume one; two line Errata slip follows title in volume two; two entry Errata slip follows title in volume three; integral leaf of publisher’s advertisements at end of volume two; contemporary half natural calf ruled and tooled gilt on spine, brown lettering-piece, marbled sides; t.e. brown. Calf split over front joint in volume one and unobtrusively strengthened at head and tail with matching underlay; a very little light scattered foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £95.00

US $128.25


Sadleir 398; Wolff, 927, recording a copy without the Errata slips. Number six on Sadleir’s list of comparative scarcities.

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

LAMB (Charles). [Engraved title:] The Adventures Of Ulysses By Charles Lamb. London, Published at the Juvenile Library, 41 Skinner Street, [on frontispiece:] June 6 1808. 12mo.; hand-coloured frontispiece and conjugate title-page, not coloured, both engraved on copper by C. Heath after R. Corbould; single inset letterpress title-page here absent (v. note); Preface and Contents leaves precede start of text; publisher’s advertisements on lower half and verso of final leaf of text; pp.[iii] — vi+203+[i]; early (probably 1830s or 1840s) half dark green sheep, green morocco-cloth sides, spine with five raised bands ruled and tooled gilt, lettered on gilt in first compartment; sprinkled edges; end-papers faced russet. Insignificant rubbing to points of leather; slight markings to margins of frontispiece, and slight offsetting between engraved leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £250.00

US $337.50


As first issued, the volume was in boards, and included, besides the engraved title-page, a single-inset letterpress title-page reading: The Adventures of Ulysses. By Charles Lamb. London: Printed by T. Davison, Whitefriars, For the Juvenile Library, No.41, Skinner-street, Snow Hill, 1808. About half the copies known seem to be without this inset leaf, and since, when transferring a volume from boards to leather, binders normally discard half-titles, advertisements, and blanks, but not letterpress title-pages, this would appear to be rather a high percentage. We hypothesise that the book may have been boarded up in batches, as would have been normal practice at the time, and that at some point the stack of odd leaves became lost or forgotten about, and so never included in later copies of the book as issued. A nice copy, offered cheaply, nonetheless, because of the absence of this leaf. Osborne, p.574; Thomson, XXIV.

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Nineteenth Century Detective Fiction.

DONOVAN (Dick [i.e., J.E. Preston Muddock].). The chronicles Of Michael Danevitch Of the Russian secret service. By Dick Donovan Author of ‘The Man-hunter,’ ‘Tracked and Taken,’ ‘Caught at Last,’ ‘A Detective’s Triumphs,’ ‘Vidocq,’ etc[.] London, Chatto & Windus, 1897. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; 8pp. text-paper advertisements, probably printed conjugate with prelims., followed by publisher’s inserted catalogue, 32pp., at ens, dated Feb. 1897 and advertising this volume as ‘shortly’; pp.[viii]+304+8; vertically fine-ribbed navy blue cloth ruled and elaborately blocked silver on front cover and spine; end-papers printed with leaf-and-frond pattern in olive green; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Very slight rubbing to cloth at extreme head of spine (affecting the top 2mm); two leaves of catalogue opened a little roughly, and catalogue lightly enbrowned; nonetheless a virtually fine copy with none of the usual oxydation of the silver blocked on the spine.

GB £240.00

US $324.00


Copies are also known in which the back cover is blocked with the publisher’s monogram device in blind. They have the same catalogue, and were presumably of simultaneous issue. Most of the stories are cases of the celebrated Russian detective as related to fellow detective Dick Donovan. The last story, “The Clue of the Dead Hand,” features detective Peter Brodie and has a Scottish setting. It tells of a murder and a simultaneous mysterious disappearance at Corbie Hall, “a strange, weird sort of place...” that has “an eeriness about it...calculated to make one shudder.” As much a rationalized ghost story as a detective story, it also involves male impersonation. Glover and Greene, Victorian Detective Fiction, 111; Queen, The Detective Short Story, p.34; Hubin, p.124; Wolff 4957, mis-reporting the text-paper advertisements at the end as a ‘publisher’s catalogue’.

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Twentieth Century Detective Fiction.

REEVE (Arthur B.). Guy Garrick. An Adventure with a scientific Gunman. By Aethur B. Reeve, Author of “The Silent Bullet,” “The Poisoned Pen,” “The Dream Doctor” And other “Craig Kennedy” and Guy “Garrick” Stories. Hearst’s International Library Co., New York, 1914. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; final blank; pp.[vi]+326+[ii]; light grey-blue fine dotted-diaper ribbed cloth, pictorially blocked black, lettered white within black single-rule blocked frame on front cover, lettered and with short rule white on spine. Short tear to cloth over back joint, but no weakness, and slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine; ownership stamp on back of frontispiece and on three lower margins; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £15.00

US $20.25


The author’s first novel: a rather hasty concoction consisting frequently of ideas and passages from his short stories: the first and second paragraphs on p.108, for example repeat almost word for word two paragraphs on pp.276 — 277 of ‘The Dream Doctor’. Smith, American Fiction 1901 — 1925, R-137; Hubin, p.341.

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

HUTCHINSON (Horace G). All rights reserved. Peter Steele, the Cricketer. By Horace G. Hutchinson Author of “Creatures of Circumstances,” “Hints on Golf” [sic] etc., etc. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Company Limited, N.D. [1895]. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.328; smooth maroon cloth, lettered and with short rule gilt on front cover, lettered with short rules, and blocked with Arrowsmith’s device, gilt on spine, in series style; plain white end-papers. Covers slightly faded, but much less so than usual with this cloth, and end-papers a little foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £60.00

US $81.00


Issued as Vol.XXI. of Arrowsmith’s 3/6 Series, this being stated on the spine and, centrally between two rules, on the verso of the title leaf. In our experience one of the scarcer titles in the series. NSTC, 0362383; not in Sadleir, Wolff, or Rayvern Allen (though as a novel it would probably be excluded).

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Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama.

GREENWELL (Dora). Poems By Dora Greenwell. London, William Pickering, 1848. F’cap 8vo in half-sheets; pp.vi+191+[1 (printer’s imprint)]; thin quarter vertical rib-effect fine wavy-grain light brown cloth, drab board sides, paper spine label; top- and fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Slight wear to cloth at head of spine; label dusty and chipped, with loss of the fist two letters of ‘Pickering’ and most of the date (v. note); boards worn a little at corners and lightly rubbed; a little very light marginal dusting and fingering passim, and four leaves near the end a trifle foxed; a very good copy, nonetheless, in what is almost certainly the earliest binding (v. note).

GB £70.00

US $94.50


Presentation copy, inscribed on the front end-paper: “Mrs. Hunter from the Author / With Kindest regards — / Durham. April 11th./58.” The first gathering consists of three leaves, as in all copies recorded, the remaining leaf having possibly been used to print the label. Pickering dated his labels, and that in the present copy, though largely chipped away, ends clearly in an ‘8’. The inscription might suggest ‘1858’, but the cloth is of a type used in the 1830s and 1840s, but lighter than those used in the 1850s, whilst the grain suggests the 1840s or the earlier 1850s. The binding at any rate looks right for the date of publication, but would scarcely be probable for ten years later. The volume is also known, however, bound in a heavier vertically fine-ribbed green cloth, lettered gilt, and with rules and blind-embossed bands, on the spine, and elaborately blind blocking on the front cover, a copy so bound having been seen with an ownership inscription dated 1848. We hypothesise that the original intention may have been to use boards and labels, that Pickering changed his mind, and that the brasses for blocking the covers may not in consequence have been ready by the time that the volume was first issued, the earliest copies sent out (including the author’s copies) being therefore as originally envisaged. NCBEL, 3: 522.
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Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama.

RADFORD (Dolly). Songs for Somebody By Dollie Radford. Pictured by CMB. Published by David Nutt At 270 Strand London: 1893. Sq.8vo format gathered in sixes; printed in olive green throughout on rectos only, with text and illustrations; blank before half-title; publisher’s colophon leaf followed by Engraver & Printer’s colophon leaf at end; ff.[viii (not foliated)]+28+[2]; four inserted plates [on back cover] Printed in Colours By Edmund Evans; light olive-green shelf-back, white boards printed in olive green and light red; end-papers coated olive green. Light rubbing to covers at extremities; text illustrations mostly very carefully and delicately hand-coloured by a child [v. note]; presentation inscription on front blank; a few insignificant paint spots on margins or facing blanks; otherwise, and in effect, a very nice copy.

GB £40.00

US $54.00


Possibly intended as a painting book. The child, Olive, to whom it was given as a Christmas present, certainly thought so, and has done a remarkably fine job of colouring it!

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

PASK (Arthur T[homas].). Done in the Dark. By Arthur T. Pask. Author of “Idyll,” and Other Tales. ["Fun” Office,] 153 Fleet Street, London, E.C., N.D. [1885]. Globe 8vo; first and last leaf serving as pastedown, with publisher’s advertisements on visible surfaces; integral wood-engraved frontispiece with advertisement on recto; integral advertisement leaf follows last page of text; pp.156(including front paste-down and leaf bearing frontispiece)+[iii]+[i (blank)]; pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the spine up-lettered, the back wrapper bearing publishers’ advertisement. Paper of spine lightly chipped at extremities; lightly pencilled note on verso of frontispiece (v. note); otherwise a very nice copy. Rare.

GB £95.00

US $128.25


The long first story so much prefigures in style and manner the work of Maurice Hewlett, one wonders whether it might have given him the hint. The note, in the hand of bookseller and novelist Iain Sinclair reads “1st ed (c.1890) / Short stories / some weird & criminous content". He is wrong about the date, not having noticed a reader’s inscription, also in pencil, at the foot of the last page of text: “Stirling, September 1885.” or that the advertisements include one for ‘"Hood’s Comic Annual for 1886". COPAC records the Cambridge and National Library of Scotland copies of the third printing, which they date also [1885], but not the first or second printings. The advertisement on p.[2] reads ‘Uniform with “Done in the Dark.” / “Fun’s” Novelettes, / One shilling each. Post-free 1s. 2d.’ and goes on to list six other titles in the series.

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Nineteenth Century Prose Literature.

FIELD (Mrs. E.M.). The Child and His Book. Some account Of The history and progress of children’s Literature in England. By Mrs. E.M. Field, Author of “Ethne,” “Bryda,” “Mixed Pickles,” etc. London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. 2, Paternoster Buildings, E.C. And 44, Victoria Street, S.W., 1891. Integral wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; head-pieces tail-pieces and decorated initial letters to the chapters throughout; three inserted plates (one double-sided); numerous illustrations in the text; pp.[viii]+356; deep green smooth cloth blocked with publisher’s monogram in black on back cover, lettered black-cased bright and dull gilt, gilt, and with short rule, gilt, on spine, lettered black-cased bright and dull gilt, and gilt, and blocked pictorially with illustration of horn-book in black, brown, and white on front cover; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated charcoal. A near-fine copy.

GB £35.00

US $47.25


There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.175, 297, and 324/5. Pp.347 to 356 are occupied by an Index. Loosely laid in to this copy are two contemporary reviews, from one of which we quote: “Mrs. Field takes a very thorough survey of the English child’s book in all ages from the Boëthius of the sixth century down to the “Child’s Guide to Knowledge” of the nineteenth, and in the course of her study gives us an entertaining and in many ways novel picture of child-life during the interval.”

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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

CHURCHILL (Winston Spencer) and MARTINDALE (C.C., S.J.). The Charles Ixth Duke of Marlborough, K.G. Tributes by Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer-Churchill [sic] And C.C. Martindale, S.J. London, Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd. Publishers to thr Holy See, 1934. Demy 16mo format, sewn with grey thread into minutely mottled grey wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without half-title or end-papers; printer’s imprint leaf at end, blank on recto; pp.18+[ii]. Small mark on imprint page at fold, with offsetting onto back end-paper; otherwise a fine, crisp copy. Scarce.

GB £75.00

US $101.25


Wood, B23.
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Nineteenth Century Prose Literature.

BELL (R[obert]. S[tanley]. Warren). The Businesses Of A Busy Man. By R.S. Warren Bell. London: published by The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50 Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 743 & 745 Broadway, N.D. [June 1894]. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; 16pp. text-paper advertisements, plus tipped-in advertisement for ‘Stickphast Paste’ printed in dark blue and black on pale blue and cream paper, bound in before integral blank at end; pp.[iv]+202+16+[ii]; royal blue smooth cloth streaked with pale blue (probably royal blue cloth reversed), ruled and blocked very dark navy blue on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled very dark nave blue, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine a trifle darkened and end-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £75.00

US $101.25


A hybrid form: fictive essays. Young, 1894.3, recording the navy blue blocking as black.

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Nineteenth Century Prose Literature.

LANG (Andrew). Old friends: Essays in epistolary parody. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1890. Demy 8vo; limitation leaf precedes half-title; inserted half-tone text-paper frontispiece with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; pp.[ii]+[xiv]+205+[iii]; quarter white laid paper, pale grey boards, paper spine label printed in very dark blue; t.e.g., others uncut. Light marking to covers, and label slightly chipped at top corners, not affecting printed area; small rub to limitation leaf, slightly affecting ruled border. paper of boards a trifle worn at corners; a very nice copy, nonetheless.

GB £120.00

US $162.00


One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies on large paper. Printed on fine Japanese vellum. The label on this copy is printed in so dark a colour it appears almost black.
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Nineteenth Century Prose Literature.

BAYLY (Thomas Haynes). Musings And Prosings: By Thomas Haynes Bayly. Boulogne, Printed by F. Birlé, 36, rue des Pipots, 1833. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; List of Subscribers at end; pp.[iv]+328+[i (blank)]+[4]; contemporary full green morocco, spine with five raised bands, ruled and elaborately tooled gilt on spine, blind and gilt on sides, edges of boards and inner dentelles tooled gilt, spine lettered gilt; a.e.g.; end-papers glazed pale yellow. End-papers stained from colouring of the morocco, front free end-paper lacking, back board flexion creased (showing as a crack in the paste-down, but not otherwise); apart from these minor faulta a nice copy. Scarce.

GB £100.00

US $135.00


A once fine binding, not seriously flawed. According to the List of Subscribers 399 copies were subscribed for. A mixture of plays, verse, essays, and short stories: including the farce ‘Perfection’, which CBEL records as not having been published until 1836 (though it was first performed in 1830). CBEL, III, p.227.

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Nineteenth Century Fantasy & Science Fiction.

GREENWOOD (James). Legends Of Savage life. With thirty-six illustrations, drawn on wood, by Ernest Griset, From his original designs. London: John Camden Hotten, Piccadilly, 1869. (The right of translation and reproduction is reserved.) Double f’cap 8vo; Illustrated Title frontispiece precedes letterpress title with publisher’s large wood-engraved device; half-title not called for, but fly-title present to each story; twenty-three plates, inserted, but included in the pagination, and twelve illustrations in the text; pp.164; 16pp. publisher’s inserted advertisements at end; bright green patterned-sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked with elaborate formal circular design, blind, on back cover, blocked with illustration by Griset, gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; end-papers faced very dark green; large hand-coloured advertisement slip for “The Hatchet Throwers", also by Greenwood and illustrated by Griset, and “Uniform with the present work", tipped-on to the front end-paper, as issued. Re-cased, with the original somewhat frayed back-strip laid on; end-papers repaired at gutters with near-matching paper; slight dusting passim, and a few leaves a little frayed or creased at extreme blank fore-margins; a good copy only of a difficult title.

GB £45.00

US $60.75


Juvenile. From the library of Eric Quayle, but without sign of provenance. Despite having a different publisher, the design of the covers is uniform with that of ‘The Purgatory of Peter the Cruel’ issued the year previously. The ‘plain’ issue, published at 5s. There was also a hand-coloured issue published at 7s 6d. It is something of a surprise to find that the publisher should have thought it worth while hand-colouring the advertisement slip in a plain issue of the book. Hand-coloured advertisement slips must in any case be very scarce! Griset is described on it as “The English Gustav Doré". Comic stories involving magical elements of various sorts.

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Antiquarian General Literature.

RHODES (William Barnes). Bombastes furioso: A Burlesque Tragic Opera. By William Barnes Rhodes. With designs By George Cruikshank. London: Thomas Rodd, Great Newport Street; and T. Griffiths, Wellington Street, Strand, 1830. Sm.f’cap 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for (v. note); title-page with woodcut vignette; six full-page woodcuts in text, not backed and included in the pagination; final blank (v. note); pp.[3]-[36]+[1-2]; publisher’s very fine-diaper puce cloth with applied back, cut flush, not blocked or lettered. Small restoration to cloth of spine; slight cracking to front end-papers; some light dusting and a couple of small marks in text, but a nice copy, nonetheless.

GB £40.00

US $54.00


The first authorised edition, and the first appearance of Cruikshank’s illustrations. The second leaf is here signed B3, but the final blank, which is certainly of text-paper, is not part of the last gathering, and appears to be the missing B1, folded back. In this copy the title originally read BOMBASTIC rather than BOMBASTES the last two characters having been corrected by over-printing. Cohn, 692; NCBEL, 3:1137. The volume is unusual in cloth, most copies having been issued in wrappers.
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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

BARNETT (Reginald). Rubbed out. By Reginald Barnett Author of “Police Sergeant C.21,” and “The Devil’s Whisper.” London: R.A. Everett & Co. (Ltd.), 42 Essex Street, Strand, W.C. Copyright) [sic], N.D. [1904]. Post 8vo; blank before half-title, 3pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[ii]+283+3; glazed yellow boards printed on spine in black and green in standard style, pictorially on front board in red green and brown, on back cover with Lifebuay Soap advertisement in black; text-paper end-papers. Very slight rubbing to print of boards; poor quality laid paper lightly embrowned throughout; a very nice, crisp, copy, nonetheless of a scarce title.

GB £75.00

US $101.25


A horsey crime novel, issued apparently as a volume in the ‘Sporting Novels’ series and issued simultaneously in boards, as here, at 2/- and in cloth at 2/6. The front cover is designed by H. Bird. British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, and National Library of Scotland copies only on COPAC.

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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

"RITA” (Mrs. Desmond Humphreys). That is to say — By “Rita” Author of “Souls,” Sâba Macdonald” “Queer Lady Judas” “Calvary,” etc. London, Stanley Paul & Co., 1 Cllifford’s Inn, Temple Bar, 1910. Integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher’s inserted 32pp. catalogue for Spring, 1911; pp.318+[ii]; scarlet smooth cloth lettered gilt on spine, ruled and lettered black on front cover. Scattered light foxing, otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

GB £110.00

US $148.50


Short stories. COPAC records the British Library, Cambridge, and National Library of Scotland copies only.

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Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama.

ANSTEY (Christopher). The Poetical works Of the late Christopher Anstey, Esq. With some account of the life and writings of The author, By his son, John Anstey, Esq. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand; By W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland-row, St. James’s, 1808. (Entered at Stationers’ Hall.) Demy 4to [for watermark v. note]; Bound up without the half-title; fine mezzotint portrait frontispiece engraved by C. Bersland from a picture in enamel by Zinck, with tissue guard; another mezzotint portrait by W. Bond after Thomas Lawrence, R.A., following the ‘life’, four mezzotint plates illustrating ‘The New Bath Guide’, and eight fine engraved vignettes in text; pp.[iiex iv]+lx+[viii]+503+[i (blank)]; re-backed with a heavy dark red calf or extremely high quality [v.note], spine with three pairs of double gilt rules bordered by elaborate blind tooling, light brown paper label printed in black, old pale brown boards stippled in black, calf corners with double gilt rules, old marbled end-papers and matching edges; gold silk marker. Calf worn at corners, frontispiece foxed at margins and two or three other leaves with light fox-spots; pale mark to upper margins of two leaves; otherwise an excellent copy.

GB £150.00

US $202.50


Printed on thick paper watermarked ‘1806’ and ‘H’ (rest of watermark not visible). The frontispiece is dated 1806, the remaining plates and illustrations March or April, 1807, though, according to the ‘English Catalogue’, the book was not published until the following year. The plates are bound in to face pp.9, 21, 26, and 28; the vignettes are on pp.[137], [269], [385], 403, 404, 405, 407, and 408. The paper label suggests that the rebacking may probably have been done with recycled leather. Lowndes, I, p.49; NCBEL, 3:638.

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

HATTON (Joseph). The valley of poppies. By Joseph Hatton, Author of ‘The Tallants of Barton,’ ‘Christopher Kenrick,’ ‘Pippins and Cheese,’ ‘With a Show in the North,’ etc. In two volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly, 1872. (All rights reserved.) 2 Vols. in one, as issued, post 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title in volume one; pp.[viii]+259+[i (blank)]; 227+[i (blank)]; purple net-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Re-backed with the original minutely chipped backstrip laid-on, but the cloth of spine slightly wrinkled and three or four of the letters rubbed; slight wear to lower corners; front end-papers cracked; internally a nice copy.

GB £150.00

US $202.50


Presentation copy with the author’s signed holograph inscription on the title-page dated “Christmas 1874". Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3074, listing the two volume edition in grass-green fine dotted-line ribbed cloth, blocked black on sides and spine, and blocked and lettered gilt on spine. The Wolff copy bears an author’s presentation inscription dated “Christmas / 71” showing that the book was dated ahead. The two volume in one issue is also known in an otherwise similar binding of fine-ribbed cloth, the cheaper cloth suggesting it may have been from a later binding batch.

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

CARR (Mrs. Comyns [Alice Vansittart, née Strettel]). La Fortunina. By Mrs. Comyns Carr, Author of “North Italian Folk,” “A Story of Autumn,” “Lucrezia,” etc. In three volumes. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1884. (All rights reserved.) 3 Vols. in one, as issued, Globe 8vo; each volume with half-title; final blank in volumes one and two, none called for in volume three; pp.[iv]+253+[iii]; [iv]+250+[ii]; [iv]+256; dark red smooth cloth, blocked black on front cover, blind (with a different pattern) on back cover, ruled and blocked black, blocked, and lettered, with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with leaf pattern in light green. Some bubbling to cloth of sides, and slight rubbing to gilt blocking on spine; otherwise, and in general effect, a very nice copy. Scarce.

GB £180.00

US $243.00


Not in Sadleir or Wolff; COPAC records the British Library, Oxford, and Cambridge copies only.

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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

O’FLAHERTY (Liam). The wild swan And other stories. By Liam O’Flaherty with a Frontispiece by P.V. Moon And a Foreword by Rhys Davies Being No.10 of the Furnival Books. William Jackson (Books) Ltd, 18 Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, London, 1932. Roy.8vo; limitation leaf precedes half-title; inserted wood-engraved frontispiece; publisher’s note slip tipped on to title-page; imprint leaf followed by blank at end; pp.60+[i]+[iii]; teak brown linen, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; t.e.g., others lightly trimmed; transmatic dust-wrapper with unprinted paper flaps. ‘Transmatic’ portions of dust-wrapper wrinkled, as always with cellophane of this vintage, with one tear in centre of back panel, and two or three minute chips to spine: preserved in a transparent plastic chemise; otherwise a fine copy of a book seldom seen to-day in its very delicately constructed dust-wrapper.

GB £140.00

US $189.00


One of an edition limited to 550 numbered copies, printed at the Chiswick Press, and signed by the author. Rhys Davies’ Foreword occupies pp.7-10. The slip tipped on to the title-page records the fact that “The Furnival Books are now published by Joiner & Steele, Ltd., 18 Tooks Court . . . . The name ‘William Jackson (Books) Ltd.’ has been retained on the title-page in order that the set of twelve books may be typographically uniform.”
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Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama.

SPENDER (Stephen). Vienna. Faber and Faber, 1934. Demy 8vo; one blank before half-title, final blank; pp.43 (including initial blank)+[iii]; red cloth lettered gilt down flat spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Ownership inscription on front end-paper (v. note), otherwise a fine copy in a dust-wrapper with a 1cm tear and associated 3mm square chip at head of spine.

GB £60.00

US $81.00


The inscription on the front end-paper is dated ‘19 xii 34’. The book was published in November. We have had three copies of this book over the years: one with two blanks before the half-title; one (a family copy, evidently given to Spender as a reject) with two blanks before the title-page, the half-title following it; and the present copy in which the blank and half-title are a conjugate pair, and the title a single inset leaf. It looks as though there was something amiss with the way the prelims. were laid out in the form, but why the title-page ended up as a single inset is difficult to guess.
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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

HERVEY (Maurice H.). The reef of gold: A Story of the South Seas. London, Edward Arnold, 37 Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., Publisher to the India Office, 1894. (All rights reserved). Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed jet black cloth, blocked scarlet, lettered scarlet-outlined gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered scarlet, lettered gilt and scarlet-outlined gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers printed with floral pattern in light brown. End-papers foxed on verso, with light offsetting, and a very little light scattered foxing elsewhere, but nonetheless a crisp and virtually fine copy of a beautifully designed book.

GB £60.75

US $82.01


The plates, which are marked to face pp.16, 58, 110, 194, 240, 264, and 302, are, correctly, inserted at those points, though the List of Illustrations gives an entirely different set of page numbers! The design of the covers is unusual and rather striking, having somewhat the effect of a photographic negative.

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Antiquarian General Literature.

[BOLINGBROKE (Henry St. John, Viscount)]. Letters, On the Spirit of Patriotism: On the Idea of a Patriot King: And On the State of Parties, At the Accession of King George the First. London: Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Catharine- Street, in the Strand, 1750. F’cap 8vo format, but with the chain-lines running horizontally and no visible watermark; press figures are here present; half-title not called for; integral leaf of publisher’s advertisements at end; pp.[i]-vii+[i]+9-199+300-338 [pp.200-238 having been misnumbered]+[ii]; A4, B-I, K-P8, Q4; contemporary (probably publisher’s) full polished calf, spine with five bands raised over the cords, gilt rules, red lettering-piece; a.e. burnished brown. Calf slightly scratched, and rubbed a trifle at edges; end-papers and first and last leaf lightly marked from the turn-ins of the calf; a few neat, unobtrusive, contemporary marginalia in ink and pencil (v. note); otherwise a very nice, crisp, copy.

GB £60.00

US $81.00


The second printing of the authorised text, and a different setting entirely from the first, which collated [i]+v-xi+[i]+9-251, the present edition being apparently by far the scarcer. To recommend himself to Frederick, prince of Wales, Bolingbroke entrusted to Alexander Pope his unpublished manuscript of three works: ‘The patriot king’ dated December 1738; an essay previously written upon the ‘Spirit of patriotism’ and afterwards addressed to Lord Lyttelton; and a paper on ‘The state of parties at the accesssion of George I.’ According to the introductory ‘Advertisement’, written anonymously by David Mallet, Pope was supposed to show them to a handful of named people, but not to publish them generally. Instead he had 1,500 copies of ‘The patriot king’ run off and left with the printer until further instructed, intending them to be published, presumably, after Bolingbroke’s death, which did not happen until 1751. Pope himself died in 1744, after which the printer apparently contacted Bolingbroke and placed the sheets in his hands, when, apart from one set, kept for himself, he destroyed them. A handful of copies had been abstracted by Pope, however, and one of these fell into the hands of a magazine that began publishing garbled extracts. Bolingbroke, who had never considered the mss. to have been finally finished in any case, decided to revise them and have them published in a form that he approved. The criticism of Pope that was contained in Mallet’s introduction led to a controversy, Warburton publishing a defence of Pope. The longest of the contemporary ink notes in this copy appears at the end of the Advertisement and reads: “This Charge of Lord Bolingbroke agt. Mr. Pope is urged in a very malignant Manner” and notes that Pope is “defended in Miscellanies No.14.” The others identify contemporary references. The front paste-down bears the engraved armorial bookplate of the Rev. Gervas Powell L.L.B. pasted over an earlier bookplate, apparently of the same family origin, whilst the free end-paper bears a twentieth century bookplate designed by Sally Gee, recording the volume’s residence in the ‘Tregaer Collection’ of G.C.H. & D.U.V. Phillips. STC T26233; Sabin, 75238.

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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

HARRIS (J. Henry). The luck Of Wheal Veor And other stories of The Mine, Moor, and Sea. By J. Henry Harris Author of “Our Cove,” St. Porth,” etc. Truro: Joseph Pollard. London: Gay & Bird, 22, Bedford Street, 1901. Sm.cr.8vo, printed on laid paper; 3pp. integral publisher’s advertisements at end; pp.[ii]+337+[iii]; vertically fine-ribbed scarlet cloth, flat spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; poorer quality machine-made end-papers. Cloth of spine a little faded and end-papers lightly embrowned; some scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

GB £75.00

US $101.25


Very readable Cornish stories drawing on local tradition, and including some dialect in the direct speech. The local publisher, who records himself as “Joseph Pollard, Publisher and Bookseller, Truro, Penzance, and Falmouth", had a surprisingly large list, including work by Charles Lee, Mrs. Frank Morris, J.H. Pearce, A.E. Wickham, John B. Cornish (illustrated by Frank Brangwyn), A.T. Quiller-Couch (cover designed by C. Napier-Henry, A.R.A.), M. and L. Quiller-Couch, Arthur G. Langdon, F.S.A., J. Romilly Allen, F.S.A., and William C. Borlase. The present copy bears on the spine the imprint of ‘Bridger / Penzance’, which may make it a secondary issue.

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Yellowbacks.

TRASK (Betty). Mannequin. By Betty Trask Author of Only the Best, etc. This is the Story [long blurb]. The Literary Press, London, N.D [c.1935]. Globe 8vo, wire stabbed; issued without half-title or end-papers, the title-page bearing advertisements for thirty titles in the series (numbered irregularly, but running to 42) on verso; pp.160; white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed pictorially in red and colours on front cover, in red, black, and yellow down spine, lettered in blue on back wrapper with the same series advertisements as the verso of the title leaf. Insignificant creasing to wrappers, and foxing to first two leaves; very light toning to text throughout; in effect, a virtually fine copy.

GB £25.00

US $33.75


Issued, according to the advertisements, as a volume in ‘The Red Novels’ series. Probably the first paperback edition of a title published in hardcover in 1933. COPAC records the hardcover edition at Oxford, the National Libraries of Scotland an Wales only, but no paperback edition.

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Nineteenth Century Fantasy & Science Fiction.

GREENWOOD (James). The purgatory Of Peter the cruel. With thirty-six illustrations, drawn on wood, by Ernest Griset. London: George Routledge & Sons, The Broadway, Ludgate; New York: 416, Broome Street, 1868. (The right of translation and reproduction is reserved.) Double cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and twenty-three inserted plates, all included in the pagination; twelve illustrations in text; pp.164; inserted advertisement leaf, on text-paper, at end; sand-grain royal blue cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, blocked with elaborate formal circular design, blind, on back cover, blocked with illustration by Griset, gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; end-papers faced pale yellow. Small repairs to spine at head and tail, and front paste-down repaired with similarly coloured period paper; back end-papers slightly chipped at hinge; tiny chips to extreme blank fore-corners of several leaves, and two or three small chips or tears to blank margins (one repaired with ghost-tape; otherwise, and in general effect, a nice copy.

GB £65.00

US $87.75


From the library of Eric Quayle, with his pencilled notes on the back of the front end-paper. Transmigration of souls, through a series of lower life-forms. Juvenile. The ordinary issue, published at 5s. There was also an issue with the plates hand-coloured, published at 7s. 6d., and the book is also known in an otherwise similar binding, with the cloth colour either red or green.

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Literary Criticism, Academic Texts, etc.

GREENWOOD (James). Unsentimental journeys: Or, Byways of the Modern Babylon. By James Greenwood, Author of “A Night in a Workhouse;” “The True History of a Little Ragamuffin;” etc., etc. Beeton’s Books. London: Ward, Lock, & Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster-row, 1872. Globe 8vo; double-spread frontispiece and nine plates, all tipped-on at centre fold to bound-in paper guards; pp.viii+232; bevelled burgundy sand-grain cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked with black frame on sides, elaborately blocked with central ornament in gilt and silver, surrounding a bright blue circular enamelled panel lettered and with short rule gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered burgundy-through-gilt on spine; a.e.gilt, end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Very slight wear to extremities of spine, and end-papers a little rubbed and cracking; otherwise in general a nice copy, the delightful cover design very fresh and bright.

GB £55.00

US $74.25


The second edition of a title published originally in 1867, and collating identically with it. There is no list of plates, but they are inserted between pp.24/[25], 44/[45], [64]/65, [72]/73, [108]/109, [116]/117, 124/[125], 162/[163], 200/[201], and [220]/221.

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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

RIDGE (W. Pett). On company’s Service. By W. Pett Ridge Author of ‘Maud Em’ly’ etc. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 27, Paternoster Row 1905. Wood engraveed frontispiece with tissue guard and five plates after A.T. Smith, printed in sepia; two leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+251+[i (printer’s imprint)]+[iv]; mottled cerise fine linen, blocked pictorially black, green, red, and khaki, lettered khaki, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Occasional light marginal foxing, and a couple of slall corners creased; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

GB £85.00

US $114.75


Short stories connected with a railway station.

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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

SPARK (Muriel). Symposium. Constable • London, 1990. A5 format, notch bound; white card wrappers printed in purple, cut flush; made up without end-papers. Corner of front wrapper creased; half-title and last leaf of text exbrowned at margins; otherwise a very good copy.

GB £20.00

US $27.00


Uncorrected proof copy, so designated on the front wrapper.
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Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama.

BARTON (Bernard). Fisher’s Juvenile scrap-book. By Bernard Barton. 1836. London: Fisher, Son, & Co., Newgate Street; And quai des grands Augustins, Paris. Extra cr.8vo; half-title not called for; fine mezzotint frontispiece with tissue guard and steel-engraved vignette title-page precede letterpress title-page; eighteen inserted plates, with tissue guards; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.92+4; black fine diaper cloth, blocked with blind arabesque design and gilt central ornaments on sides, blocked and up-lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers faced yellow. Small (4mm) split to cloth at head of spine, and insignificant rub-hole in cloth over front joint; owner’s inscription on front end-paper; nonetheless a virtually fine copy. Scarce, especially thus.

GB £60.00

US $81.00


A mixture of verse and prose, mostly by Bernard Barton, though a few pieces are by Charles Alexander Johns, author of the 1833 volume, ‘Chronological Rhymes’. The first publication of this Annual, somewhat hastily got out. None of the illustrations were specially engraved for it, but Barton was given a choice of engravings to which he and Johns fitted the text. Faxon, 1278.

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Seventeenth & Eighteenth Century Fiction.

BODMER [(Johann Jacob)]. Noah. Attempted from the German Of Mr. Bodmer. In Twelve books. By Joseph Collyer. Volume I [II]. London, Printed for J. Collyer, in Plough- Court, Fetter Lane, J. Dodsley, In Pall Mall, T. Durham, In Cockspur-street, and F. Newberry, in Pater- Noster-row. 1767. [Printed for J. Collyer, in Plough Court Fetter Lane, R. Dodsley, in Pall-mall, T. Durham, in Cockspur-street, And F. Newberry, in Pater Nosrer-row [sic], 1767]. 2 Vols., pott 12mo, not watermarked; half-titles not called for, the fly-title to the first book in volume one being folded back behind the Preface, the second leaf being signed ‘A3’ (as in fact is the third leaf also!); pp.[xxiv]+262+[ii (advertisements of ‘Books printed for F. Newbery, at the Crown in Paternoster Row’)]; 255+[i (blank)]+[8 (advertisements of ‘Books printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-mall’)]; A — I, K — M12; B — I, K — M12; contemporary, probably publisher’s, full sheep, gilt ruled borders to front covers, spines with five bands raised over cords, and ruled gilt, numbered direct but not lettered on spines. Covers slightly rubbed, spines chipped a little at extremities, and joints cracked; carbon ownership stamp at tail of each title-page; first gathering of volume two foxed, and occasional spotting or staining to margins in both volumes; internally in general very nice.

GB £120.00

US $162.00


Collyer did not simply translate the novel: he made some alterations to the text. The variant title-page in volume two (‘R. Dodsley’ instead of ‘J. Dodsley’ appears to occur in all copies. ESTC, T99059; NCBEL, 2: 1537.
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Literary Periodicals.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. OLE #5. Harold Norse Special issue Edited by Douglas Blazek. Subscriptions US $2/4 Since this issue is Of doouble size the Price is US $1.00 per Copy instead of the Usual 75¢ Open Skull Press, 449 So. Center St., Bensenville, Ill. 60106 U.S.A., N.D. [c.1966]. Demy 4to, twenty-nine single sheets, wire-stabbed into white thin card wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black, not paginated (except for the index!); half-title not called for; index on verso of title-page. Spine and corners of wrappers a little rubbed; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £40.00

US $54.00


Contributions from W.S. Burroughs, John Wilcock, Charles Bukowski, William Carlos Williams, T. McNamara, Thomas Livingston, Daniel Richter, Anais Nin, Paul Carroll, John Raymond, Norman Thomas, Jack Hirschman, Nanos Valaoritis, James Baldwin, but the bulk of the issue is by Harold Norse.

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Literary Periodicals.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. OLE. Number 6 July 1966. The weird harvest special. The all poetry Jab-eye reflex explosion Issue. Edited by Douglas Blazek. Dedicated to all poetniks, Lifeniks & the making of Poetry into a dangerous Meat-plasm that clogs our Every deed & smears our Every thought. Poetic brain surgery For those who need it: Make an appointment 3 times a year. US $2/4 issues. [On recto of second leaf:] Open Skull Press, 449 So. Center St. Bensonville, Ill.60106 U.S.A. F’cap 4to in half-sheets, twenty-four leaves of variously coloured paper wire-stitched into white card wrappers, cut flush, printed in red; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end. Nice copy.

GB £20.00

US $27.00


Poems by Brown Miller, Stanley Fisher, Steve Osterlund, Al Purdy, Rik Davis, Wm. Wantling, Ben L. Hiatt, Donald Cauble, Steve Richmond, Harold Norse, Phil Kienholtz, Geo. Montgomery, Jeff Nuttall, Denis Saleh, Kell D. Robertson, Charles Bukowski, John Cornillon, Marcus J. Grapes, Larry Eigner, D.R. Wagner, Tom McNamara, Sid Rufus, Rich Krech, and Barbara O’Connelly.
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