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|Addisoniana [by Sir Richard Phillips]., ADDISON : Sir Richard Phillips.|
Used Condition: First Edition, 2 Vols, sm.8vos, contemporary poli
Printed for Richard Phillips .
Scarce. Short biographies of Addison had appeared here and there as prefaces etc, and Johnson had also included Addison in his Lives Of The Poets. But this is the first separate book about Addison
|The Uses and Abuses of Domestic Animals., SMITH, William.|
Used Condition: First Edition, original red cloth with a striking
London, Jarrold & Sons .
Scarce children's book : only 3 copies located in Copac. * A relatively early example of Animal Rights in which Smith states 'man's duty towards all animals kept by him for his use, comfort or pl
|The Poetry Of Toil : compiled by Dorothy Wooldridge., WOOLDRIDGE, Dorothy ed.|
Used Condition: Editor's Inscribed Presentation Copy.* First Edi
Pioneering off-beat anthology. Comprising poems of 'honest labour' depicting a world almost entirely populated by men. Includes a wide range of leading poets, mainly 19th and early 20th century, a
|Arguments In Favour of the practicability of relieving the able-bodied poor by finding employment for them; and of the beneficial consequences of such employment both to the morals of the poor & the national wealth. Addressed to the Committee on the Poor Laws. By Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges Maidstone [MP & literary editor]., BRYDGES, Sir Samuel Egerton.|
Used Condition: Disbound from The Pamphleteer, c.30pp, clean & cr
[The Pamphleteer Vol 11 No 21, 1817].
Still a topical pamphlet. Brydges is best known for his editorial work on early literature. But as MP for Maidstone he was actively involved both with the Copyright Bill and with the poor laws. Fi
|The English In America., HALIBURTON, T. C.|
Used Condition: First English Edition, First Issue, 2 vols uncut,
The scarce First Issue of the First English Edition. A late Haliburton work : a critical history of pre-Independence America. This First English Issue is the only version of the book to be issued
|Chinese Nights Entertainments : Stories Of Old China : selected & edited by Brian Brown., BROWN, Brian.|
Used Condition: First Edition, c.pp230, very bright and fresh ora
New York, Brentano 1923.
Attractive book. Anthology of 32 Chinese stories or fables.
|Green Leaves : new chapters in the life of Charles Dickens. By J. H. Stonehouse. Revised & Enlarged Edition., DICKENS, Charles : J. H. Stonehouse.|
Used Condition: Original grey-green boards & printed paper label.
Piccadilly Fountain Press 1931.
Edition limited to 535 copies signed by the author John Harrison Stonehouse.
|David Garrick : by Margaret Barton., GARRICK, David : Margaret Barton.|
Used Condition: First Edition, c.pp324, fine in illustrated dws.
Excellent non-scholastic biography covering Garrick's personal and professional life. Garrick's life-long relationship with Samuel Johnson is also well documented.
|How To Repel Invasion. The Rural Police of England an auxiliary to Rifle Corps, in Two Letters to Arthur Kinglake Esq., Justice of the Peace for Somerset, by Edward Hardy, R.N., Inspecting Commander, Coast Guard, Bristol Channel. Second Edition., HARDY, Edward.|
Used Condition: Second Edition, c.pp20, very good in modern wrapp
London, Robert Hardwicke .
A rare pamphlet in the controversial National Defence scare. Hardy had been a naval officer involved in British assistance to Garibaldi : at this time he was an Inspecting Commander of the Bristol
|The Libelle Of Englyshe Polycye 1436 : a poem on the use of sea-power. Edited by Sir George Warner., WARNER, Sir George ed.|
Used Condition: Sir George Francis Hill's Copy.* First Warner Ed
Oxford, at the Clarendon Press 1926.
First modern scholarly edition [with 124pp intro & notes etc] of this important poem. Written during the Wars Of The Roses and 'remarkable as an early attempt to show the political & commercial ad
|Ruins Of Many Lands [Petra : Egypt : the Americas : Indian rock temples : Verona Amphitheatre &c &c]. A Descriptive Poem [with extensive notes in prose]., MICHELL, Nicholas of Cornwall.|
Used Condition: First Edition, contemporary half calf elegantly g
London, William Tegg & Co 1849.
The scarce First Edition of a long poetical work comprising 'Descriptions of nearly all the existing remains of ancient peoples & kingdoms in the old & new world' [DNB] : arranged in three section
|Cast Away : lost and found in history. True Stories of Shipwreck, Piracy and Mutiny on the High Seas., CUMMINS, Joseph.|
Used Condition: First Edition, stiff laminated wrappers. Large sq
Pier 9, Australia and London, 2008.
Handsome book, well illustrated with maps and contemporary images in both colour and black-&-white. Recounts 24 epic castaway tales, from 1527 to 1951, many told in the survivors' original words.
|Exalt The Eglantine and other poems. Decorated by Thomas Lowinsky., SITWELL, Sacheverell : Thomas Lowinsky.|
Used Condition: First Edition, striking orange & pink patterned c
Curwen Press for Fleuron 1926.
350 numbered copies handsomely printed by Curwen on quality paper. Fine series of slightly surreal illustrations in Lowinsky's idiosyncatic and somewhat 'pointilliste' style.
|Stars and Bars., BOYD, William.|
Used Condition: First Edition, blue cloth lettered in gilt, strik
Hamish Hamilton 1984.
Fine copy of Boyd's fourth novel : features an art-dealing Englishman abroad in New York and the deep southern state of Georgia. Boyd also wrote the film adaptation starring Daniel Day-Lewis.
|How Markets Fail : the logic of economic calamities., CASSIDY, John.|
Used Condition: First English Edition, red cloth boards lettered
Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2009.
An excellent and easily read explanatory narrative of the financial crash that began in 2007, together with an exposure of its cultural and historical roots from Adam Smith to Alan Greenspan. The
|L'Homme Des Champs : ou Les Georgiques Franoises par Jacques Delille., DELILLE, Jacques : Virgil.|
Used Condition: With 4 engraved plates by Guerin. Senhouse Copy.*
Basle, Jacques Decker, de l'imprimerie de Levrault, Strasbourg, 1800.
Signed H[?] Senhouse: & with elegant booklabel of Roger Senhouse. Roger Senhouse 1900 - 1970 was a wealthy bibliophile and translator. He co-founded Secker & Warburg, the influential publisher of
|Memoirs Of The Life & Writings of Victor Alfieri : written by himself. Translated from the Italian., ALFIERI, Victor.|
Used Condition: First English Edition, 2 Vols, near-contemporary
London, printed for Henry Colburn 1810.
Famous autobiography of this celebrated Italian poet & dramatist. First published in Italian in London in 1804, the year after Alfieri's death. Reissued in 1961 by Oxford University Press in their
|Shelley and His Writings., SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe : Middleton, Charles S.|
Used Condition: First Edition, 2 Vols, contemporary dark green ha
Early and very scarce Newby-published Shelley biography. With the Errata slip as described by Wise.
|Windsor Castle : an historical romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank & Tony Johannot : with designs on wood by W. A. Delamotte., AINSWORTH, William Harrison : Cruikshank, Johannot & Delamotte illus.|
Used Condition: First Illustrated Book Edition, original blue clo
Rare in the original gilt-decorated cloth binding. Excellent copy in the original cloth binding, and with text and plates very clean & crisp. The first fully illustrated Book Edition : it is this
|The Pope's Rhinoceros., NORFOLK, Lawrence.|
Used Condition: First Edition, striking brown dws illustrated aft
|Small Packages : The Augustine Adventures : Nos 1 - 7., D'ARBELOFF, Natalie.|
Used Condition: 7 Small Booklets, each c.pp16 plus covers, each i
London, NdA Press 1984 - 1986.
Scarce. An excellent long run of this amusing series. Comprises 7 issues (completed in 1988 with issue 10) detailing in delightful naive style the soul-searching anxieties plaguing Augustine's lif
|The Vicar of Bray : A Tale., ANON.|
Used Condition: First Edition, 2 Vols, tall 12mo [binding c.17.5
London, printed for R. Baldwin 1771.
Extremely rare 18th century Libertine novel based on the life and times of the legendary Vicar of Bray, who supposedly contorted his religious affiliations to suit the changing times - from a supp
|[Volume of Victorian Family Photographs c.1860s]., Lonsdale, John Smith, photographer.|
Used Condition: Handsome morocco volume c. 15 x 12 cms containing
London, Lonsdale [c.1860s].
A series of single-figure studio portraits by John Smith Lonsdale, who advertises himself here as : Artist & Photographer, 100 Fleet Street, London E.C. *** Lonsdale was born in Scotland in 1829
|The Avenue and other verses., SCHOLDERER, Victor.|
Used Condition: First Edition, c.pp54 with the top edge gilt, qua
Privately Printed 1959.
100 copies attractively printed by Brooke Crutchley at Cambridge University Press. A series of poems by Victor Scholderer, the well-known Caxton scholar.
|The Horrid Murder of Mr John Wincott a Butcher, carrying on business in Whitechapel Road, and South Street, Manchester Square [London]., BROADSIDE MURDER BALLAD : Wincott the Butcher : Taylor, printer in Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London.|
Used Condition: Broadside c. 25.5 x 18 cms, the sheet neatly moun
Taylor, printer, Brick Lane, Spitalfields .
Rare Broadside Ballad, with no copy located in the British Library or any other major library. The printer Taylor was active between 1859 and 1878. The Scottish National Library holds copies of si
|Days With Sir Roger De Coverley : from The Spectator., THOMSON, Hugh illus.|
Used Condition: Third Cranford/Thomson Edition, elegant pictorial
Macmillan's 'Cranford Series' 1892.
With 65 illustrations by Hugh Thomson. First book in the charming 'Cranford Series'. See Ray : Illustrator & Book 296.
|Matrix 17 : A Review For Printers & Bibliophiles., MATRIX : Whittington Press.|
New Condition: Folio, original woodcut-illustrated wrappers over
Whittington Press 1997.
An excellent unused copy, bright, fresh and very handsome. Edition Limited to 770 copies [and 80 Specials]. *** Includes important articles on a Washi Tour in Japan, on Oxford Bible Types, on th
|Pastorals by Mr Philips., PHILIPS, Ambrose : John Sparrow Association.|
Used Condition: John Sparrow Copy.* First Separate Edition, later
London, printed and sold by H. Hills, in Black-fryars, near the Water-side 1710.
Blank prelim signed in ink by John Sparrow, the notable bibliophile and Warden of All Souls, Oxford. And with his pencil note on the endpaper thus : 'The first separate edition of Ambrose Philips'
|Unto The Fields. Illustrated by Harry A. Pettit., GILLINGHAM, H. W. : Hughes Stanton association.|
Used Condition: Green cloth with patterned green and white dustwr
London, Country Book Club 1955.
Illustrated with c.64 very attractive woodcut country scenes. *** A lyrical account of the English countryside and its wildlife around Epping Forest, Essex, during the period 1934 to 1948, by th
|The Gardener's Assistant : Practical and Scientific. A guide to the formation and management of the kitchen, fruit and flower garden &c &c., THOMPSON, Robert.|
Used Condition: First Edition, contemporary half calf with green
London, Blackie & Son .
With 12 superb hand-coloured plates as issued : and with 268 woodcut illustrations in the text of plants, layouts, greenhouses, tools and other equipment. *** The hand-coloured plates [engraved
|The British Flora : comprising the phaenogamous or flowering plants, and the ferns. The Second Edition, with additions and corrections., HOOKER, William Jackson.|
Used Condition: 2nd Edition, attractive modern calf spine with bl
London, Longman, Rees &c 1831.
This copy with an elegant inscription in Latin on a blank prelim presenting the book as a prize to Alexander Simpson from James Davidson for his studies in Natural History at Marischal College, Ab
|The Hundredth Story of A. E. Coppard. With engravings by Robert Gibbings., GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS : A. E. Coppard : Robert Gibbings.|
Used Condition: Quarter green morocco gilt over strikingly patter
Golden Cockerel Press 1931.
Edition Limited to 1000 numbered copies. With 4 large bird or aimal headpiece wood engravings by Robert Gibbings. This copy with the Notice to Subscribers loosely enclosed as issued. *** The fir
|The Visitor's Guide To The Town and Neighbourhood of Great Yarmouth., GREAT YARMOUTH.|
Used Condition: First Edition, original blue cloth gilt. Small 8v
Great Yarmouth, Cooper 1853.
Scarce. No copies located in any British library.
|Familiar Wild Flowers : Series 1 - 7 : with coloured plates., HULME, F. Edward.|
Used Condition: Complete in 7 Vols, publisher's simple green bob
London, Cassell & Co 1902.
Hulme's major work, issued in parts from 1878 to 1909. Each flower is illustrated with a full-page colour plate : its form and varieties are described, as are its habitat and medicinal uses. Hulme
|The Stones Of Venice : Introductory Chapters and Local Indices (printed separately) for the use of travellers while staying in Venice and Verona. Vol 1 the 3rd Edition (revised) 1884. Vol 2 the 2nd Edition 1885., RUSKIN, John.|
Used Condition: 2 Volumes, publisher's original dark green roan
Orpington, Kent, George Allen 1884 & 1885.
Pocket Edition - edited down by Ruskin himself - of the original very extensive text of The Stones Of Venice.
|An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard., GRAY, Thomas.|
Used Condition: Original green cloth, front cover elegantly and p
London, Sampson Low &c .
Scarce. See Copac listing only the British Library copy. With 23 woodcut illustrations by Birket Foster, George Thomas and Eleanor Boyle.
|Collection De Douze Vues de Waterloo [lithograph plates by Gerard]., WATERLOO : Gerard.|
Used Condition: Original grey printed paper wrappers. Oblong 4to
Brussels, chez Gerard, lithographe-editeur nd [c.1840s].
No copy in Cambridge University Library : no copy in National Union Catalogue. And not listed in The Sandler Collection. Gerard's lithographs appear to have been issued in a number of formats and
|Le Mariage De Figaro : comedie en cinq actes. Avec une Etude par Auguste Vitu., BEAUMARCHAIS, Canon de.|
Used Condition: First Vitu Edition, very attractively bound in qu
Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles nd [c.1880s].
Smart and attractive binding of the famous play by Beamarchais. Banned initially by Louis XVI because of its satirical view of the aristocracy, it opened in 1784 and proved enormously popular. Moz
|The Toilet Of Flora [translated from Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz] : or a collection of the most simple and approved methods of preparing baths, essences, pomatums, powders, perfumes, sweet-scented waters and opiates. With receipts for cosmetics of every kind ... for the use of the ladies. New Edition Improved., [BUC'HOZ, Pierre-Joseph].|
Used Condition: 2nd English Edition, contemporary speckled calf g
Printed for J. Murray, and W. Nicoll 1775.
Scarce and important book. First published in French 1771 : and in English 1772. For this 2nd English Edition, see NUC listing 5 copies only : and see 18thC STC noting the BL copy only. Later Engl
|The Poetical Works. Edited and annotated by Edwin J. Ellis., BLAKE, William.|
Used Condition: First Ellis Edition, 2 vols, very handsome blue-g
Chatto & Windus, 1906
'Extremely useful' edition : particularly notable for the full texts of the Prophetic Books : also Vala, and an early poem The Passions. Ellis had previously edited with Yeats the monumental 1893
|Ferns, GROUNDS, Roger.|
Used Condition: First Edition, green buckram gilt, with slightly
Pelham Books 1974.
'The first definitive book to appear on this subject since the height of the Victorian fern craze. It is devoted not only to the ferns of the British Isles and other varieties, but also to the fer
|Wood Magic : a fable. New Impression., JEFFERIES, Richard.|
Used Condition: Burgundy cloth, spine elegantly gilt with title a
With a frontispiece and title-page vignette by Eleanor Vere Boyle, the leading Victorian woman illustrator of the 860s. *** Wood Magic is Jefferies' captivating nature fantasy in which Bevis exp
|The Amateur's Flower Garden. A handy guide to the formation and management of the flower garden and the cultivation of garden flowers. New Edition : revised by T. W. Sanders., HIBBERD, Shirley.|
Used Condition: Green cloth lettered in gilt and illustrated in y
London, Collingridge 1897.
|A Handwriting Manual., FAIRBANK, Alfred.|
Used Condition: Blue cloth lettered white. Tall 8vo, c.pp46 with
Leicester, printed by the Curwen Press for Dryad Press 1947.
The 2nd Edition, with revisions, printed by Curwen. The First Edition was issued in 1932.
|Ecole De Cavalerie : contenant la connoissance, l'instruction et la conservation du cheval. Par M. de la Gueriniere, Ecuyer du Roi., HORSEMANSHIP : La Gueriniere.|
Used Condition: 2 Vols [19.5 x 12 cms], mid 19thC[?] hard-grain c
Paris, par La Compagnie 1769.
Last French Edition of the classic French work on horsemanship. First published in 1731 in two small-format 16mo vols : in 1736 the first 8vo Edition was issued : and in its 1733 Folio Edition it
|Marie Laurencin : avec une preface par Marcel Jouhandeau., LAURENCIN : Marcel Jouhandeau.|
Used Condition: Wrappers with printed label. Sm.folio, c.24pp tex
Paris, Quatre Chemins 1928.
Limited Edition printed by Ducros & Colas on a thick card-like paper : the illustrations printed by Jacomet and by Barry.
|The Works., SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe.|
Used Condition: With the Engraved Portrait.* First English Collec
Rare : a piracy, but the first attempt at a Collected Edition. Ascham was 'the first to offer the London reader a nearly complete collection of Shelley's Poems. These volumes prove to be the most
|Early Woodcut Initials: 15th & 16th Century ornamental letters., JENNINGS, Oscar.|
Used Condition: Handsome gilt cloth. Thick 4to, c.pp300 t.e.g., o
Important pioneering study. With c.120pp intro & commentary + c.180pp illustrating some 1300 woodcut initials.
|With Love & Eighty Candles : for M. E. K. : Margaret Elizabeth Keynes [wife of Sir Geoffrey Keynes] 1890 -1970. To Celebrate Her 80th Birthday ... a dinner ... at her birthplace Newnham Grange, now Darwin College &c., RAMPANT LIONS PRESS : Lady Keynes.|
Used Condition: Blue-green wrappers handsomely titled in black. L
Cambridge, Rampant Lions Press 1970.
Edition Limited to 200 copies only : designed & printed by Will & Sebastian Carter. *** An uncommon Rampant Lions book comprising Poems & Speeches celebrating the 80th birthday of Lady Margaret
|The Invention Of Lithography 1818 : by Alois Senefelder. English translation by J. W. Muller., LITHOGRAPHY : Alois Senefelder.|
Used Condition: Gilt cloth bit dulled. 4to, c.pp242 uncut, corner
New York, Fuchs & Lang 1911.
Senefelder's own description of his revolutionary invention & its practical application. The First English translation since 1819.
|Observations Upon The Plagues Inflicted Upon The Egyptians : in which is shown the peculiarity of those judgements, and their correspondence with the rites & idolatory of that people. With a Prefatory Discourse concerning the Grecian Colonies from Egypt., BRYANT, Jacob.|
Used Condition: First Edition, contemporary tree calf, spine hand
Printed For The Author 1794.
Scarce : long detailed discussion of the Egyptian plagues : and of Moses & the Exodus. Bryant was an influential writer on mythology & ancient history.
|The Poetical Works : complete & copyright edition. Collected & arranged with the notes and illustrations of Thomas More, Sir Walter Scott, &c &c., BYRON, Lord.|
Used Condition: First Edition thus, publisher's dark red morocco
With portrait, title-page & dedication leaf all engraved by Finden : and with 4pp lithographed facsimile of Byron's manuscript. An uncommon edition not listed in Coleridge.
|Reliques Of Ancient English Poetry : consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, songs & other pieces of our earlier poets, together with some few of later date. The Fifth Edition., PERCY, Bishop Thomas.|
Used Condition: Sean Jennett Copy.* 5th Edition, 3 Vols, contempo
Rivington, Longman &c 1812.
Profoundly important ground-breaking collection of early English Poetry : produced with the assistance of Johnson, Shenstone, Garrick, Goldsmith &c : and of enormous influence on Blake, Coleridge,
|[The Dance Of Death : Lyons 1538] Les Simulachres & Historiees Faces De La Mort., HOLBEIN.|
Used Condition: Facsimile Edition [see note], rebound in modern b
[Manchester, Holbein Society 1869].
One of the most famous illustrated books of the French Renaissance. This first complete Facsimile Edition was issued by the Holbein Society with an English translation and introduction by Henry Gr
|Lyrical Poems., CAMMELL, Charles Richard.|
Used Condition: Author's Presentation Copy.* First Edition thus,
Geneva, Kundig 1917.
Edition Limited to 300 numbered copies. This copy inscribed nearly a half-century later 'To my friend - painter, poet, craftsman - from the author C. R. Cammell. 15th October '65 - 48 years after
|Caxtoniana : essays on life, literature & manners., BULWER LYTTON, Sir Edward.|
Used Condition: First Edition, 2 vols uncut, elegantly blind-stam
Late title by former society novelist, by this time thoroughly out of fashion. Vol 2 with 20pp advts as described Sadleir 391.
|The Disowned., BULWER LYTTON, Edward.|
Used Condition: First Colburn Edition, 2-vols-in-1, contemporary
Colburn's Modern Novelists 1835.
With Bulwer Lytton's specially written new 16pp essay On The Different Kinds Of Prose Fiction. Sadleir 3736e.
|Godolphin : and The Pilgrims Of The Rhine [complete to Chap V as issued]., BULWER LYTTON, Edward.|
Used Condition: First Saunders & Otley Edition, contemporary half
Saunders & Otley 1840.
Scarce. Textually important : the first printing of Godolphin over Bulwer Lytton's name : with new 2pp Dedications and 1pp Note by Bulwer. *** Saunders & Otley issued a series of Bulwer titles,
|Ernest Maltravers., BULWER LYTTON, Edward.|
Used Condition: First Saunders & Otley Edition, contemporary half
Saunders & Otley 1840.
Scarce. Bulwer's significant new 6pp Preface - including a passing mention of Frankenstein - discusses in some detail his financial arrangements with Bentley & Colburn and with Saunders & Otley. T
|Devereux., BULWER LYTTON, Edward.|
Used Condition: First Colburn Edition, contemporary half calf ele
Colburn's Modern Novelists 1836.
With new 6pp Dedication by Bulwer to John Auldjo, the first Briton to climb Mont Blanc. Sadleir 3736e.
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