Classics,Modern First Editions,Performing Arts,Poetry,Pre First World War

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  • 1 off the rist: by CHILDISH, Billy
    CHILDISH, Billy
    1 off the rist: new poems.

    London: 2016. Scarce. Limited edition, number 84 of only 100 copies. Published by Tangerine Press. Book is hardback in hand sewn and handmade marbled paper covered boards with a Japanese Silk spine. The front cover artwork is embossed in black with Heritage book white archival quality, Fourdrinier made, acid-free text paper on the inside and Hahnemuhle Ingres endpapers. 24 pages. The limitation is numbered in red, and signed by Billy Childish in blue pencil, with Hangman gallows stamp. In fine / as new condition.

    Book ID: 3902
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  • 12 Books That Changed The World by BRAGG, Melvyn
    BRAGG, Melvyn
    12 Books That Changed The World

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006. First edition in original dust jacket. Hardback in black cloth with gilt title to spine. 24 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. 372 pp. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches). Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. The 12 books are: Principia Mathematica (1687) by Isaac Newton; Married Love (1918) by Marie Stopes; Magna Carta (1215); Book of Rules of Association Football (1863); On the Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin; On the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1789) by William Wilberforce in Parliament, immediately printed in several versions; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) by Mary Wollstonecraft; Experimental Researches in Electricity (three volumes, 1839, 1844, 1855)…

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    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006. First edition in original dust jacket. Hardback in black cloth with gilt title to spine. 24 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. 372 pp. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches). Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. The 12 books are: Principia Mathematica (1687) by Isaac Newton; Married Love (1918) by Marie Stopes; Magna Carta (1215); Book of Rules of Association Football (1863); On the Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin; On the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1789) by William Wilberforce in Parliament, immediately printed in several versions; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) by Mary Wollstonecraft; Experimental Researches in Electricity (three volumes, 1839, 1844, 1855) by Michael Faraday; Patent Specification for Arkwright's Spinning Machine (1769) by Richard Arkwright; The King James Bible (1611) by William Tyndale and 54 scholars appointed by the king; An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776) by Adam Smith; and The First Folio (1623) by William Shakespeare.

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    Book ID: 2073
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  • A Book of Modern Ballads. by Havers, Alice (Illustrator)
    Havers, Alice (Illustrator)
    A Book of Modern Ballads.

    London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, 1892. First edition. Brown cloth binding with gold and silver blocked design and titles to front. Fully illustrated with charming chromolithographs, some full-page. All edges gilt. Boards a little bumped and scuffed, pages age toned and with some foxing, but overall in good shape. Features poems by (among others) Rossetti, Swinburne, Browning, Shelley, Weatherly, and Gilbert.40 pp. 250 x 190 mm (9¾ x 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 2497
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  • A bound collection of The Literary Miscellany. by COLLINS, William. et. al.
    COLLINS, William. et. al.
    A bound collection of The Literary Miscellany.

    London: G. Nicholson, 1802. The bound collection comprises 9 pamphlets with poems and essays, all published in the same format by G. Nicholson. These are published as part of "The Literary Miscellany: or Extracts and Selections Classical and Scientific." Each has an engraved title page, and an engraving on the final page. White hardback (paper covered boards). Leather label to spine with gilt title "Poems 1" which implies a second unknown collection. The white boards are a little marked and darkened, but still presentable. Internally slightly darkened, but overall in very good condition. To each of the items, is a penciled number on the title, presumably giving a publication number (?) The advert to the rear of the book…

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    London: G. Nicholson, 1802. The bound collection comprises 9 pamphlets with poems and essays, all published in the same format by G. Nicholson. These are published as part of "The Literary Miscellany: or Extracts and Selections Classical and Scientific." Each has an engraved title page, and an engraving on the final page. White hardback (paper covered boards). Leather label to spine with gilt title "Poems 1" which implies a second unknown collection. The white boards are a little marked and darkened, but still presentable. Internally slightly darkened, but overall in very good condition. To each of the items, is a penciled number on the title, presumably giving a publication number (?) The advert to the rear of the book indicates that around 100 such pamphlets were produced (or intended). Text in English. The collection comprises: La collection reliée comprend 9 brochures avec des poèmes et des essais, tous publiés dans le même format par G. Nicholson. Ceux-ci sont publiés dans le cadre de "The Literary Miscellany: or Extracts and Selections Classical and Scientific". Chacun a une page de titre gravée et une gravure sur la dernière page. Couverture cartonnée blanche (planches recouvertes de papier). Etiquette en cuir au dos avec titre doré « Poèmes 1 » qui sous-entend un deuxième recueil inconnu. Les planches blanches sont un peu marquées et assombries, mais toujours présentables. Intérieur légèrement noirci, mais dans l'ensemble en très bon état. Pour chacun des articles, est un numéro au crayon sur le titre, donnant vraisemblablement un numéro de publication (?) L'annonce à l'arrière du livre indique qu'environ 100 de ces brochures ont été produites (ou prévues). Texte en anglais. La collection comprend :
    COLLINS, William. (1802) Poems. With the author's life. vi, 30pp.
    JENYNS, Soame. (1802) Poems, Containing the Art of Dancing and other Pieces. With the Author's life. 38pp
    DYER, George, ROBINSON, Mrs, BARBAULD, A.L. & OGILVIE, J. (no date) Odes. 62pp.
    Didactic Poetry: Chiron to Achlles; The Highwayman's Soliloquy (1802) 38pp.
    CUMBERLAND, R. (1812) Humourous: The History of Nicholas Pedrosa and other pieces. 36pp.
    PHILLIPS, Sarah (1802) Moral Tale (from the French of de Saint Lambert). 26pp.
    Moral Tales (undated) La Roche; Wolemar and his Dog; Veracity of a Moor. 24pp.
    Moral Tales (1805) The Grateful Turk; Androcles and the Lion; The Horse; Phillis and Damaris. 24pp.
    PRATT, FRANKLIN, DE GENLIS &c. (1805) On Education. 40pp. Adverts 2pp.

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    Book ID: 3516
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  • A Chair for the Prophet. by CLAUDE
    CLAUDE
    A Chair for the Prophet.

    London: Faber & Faber, 1959. First edition of this novel, the title of which derives from an old Jewish legend. Set in the newly established state of Israel, it follows the story of a young couple, who have gone to search for oil. Original dust wrapper. A little nicking and bumping to the top edge. Slight darkening to the edges. Green boards - these have an old damp stain to the spine and boards - also visible to the inside boards, but doesn't affect the wrapper or the rest of the book. Rest of book is clean and tidy, with just a touch of darkening / foxing to the closed page edges. This is Claude's third novel. 223 pages. 190 by 130mm (7½ by 5 inches).

    Book ID: 4020
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  • A Christmas Carol in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    A Christmas Carol in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas With Illustrations by John Leech.

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. Third Edition in Original Cloth. Printed in the same month as the first edition. This copy bears all of the issue points of the first issue- with the exception of the title page, which clearly states 3rd Edition. It is likely that this was bound up from 1st issue sheets, when the demand for more copies was realised. Please see photographs from Walter E. Smith for the issue points. To highlight one example - ps 42 line 17. The W in Was is printed in Italic. Smith states that this was corrected in the second edition - but it still appears here as an italic. In particular - all of the changes that Smith…

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    London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. Third Edition in Original Cloth. Printed in the same month as the first edition. This copy bears all of the issue points of the first issue- with the exception of the title page, which clearly states 3rd Edition. It is likely that this was bound up from 1st issue sheets, when the demand for more copies was realised. Please see photographs from Walter E. Smith for the issue points. To highlight one example - ps 42 line 17. The W in Was is printed in Italic. Smith states that this was corrected in the second edition - but it still appears here as an italic. In particular - all of the changes that Smith states occured between the 1st and 3rd editions and in this copy, in the 1st state (see pic of table 1). Original brown buckram / cloth with blind stamped decoration to boards, and gilt titles to spine and front board. The cloth is somewhat darkened,There is a little splitting to the spine and a chip to the top edge of the spine (1cm) this has been re-glued in place, but is still obvious. Blue font on the half-title and red and blue font for the title. Stated third edition in red text to title page. Date MDCCCXLIII to bottom of title. The title is a little darkened and marked. Four hand-coloured steel-engraved plates by and after Leech and four black and white text wood-engravings by W.J. Linton after Leech. As Smith comments "The expense of the hand coloured illustrations reduced profits considerably, and Dickens, who was the actual publisher of the Carol, never again used colour in any of his books" (V.2 p 21). vi, 166, [ii]. pp Adverts for Dickens other works to rear. Pages are darkened to the edges and with some marks to them. Binding is a little shaken but still holding together. Dickens' most beloved Christmas story of Ebenezer Scrooge's redemption after being visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve. Scrooge is made to see the dangers and consequences of his miserly ways and awakens the following morning infused with the spirit of Christmas giving. "A tale to make the reader laugh and cry - to open his hands, and open his heart to charity even toward the uncharitable... a dainty dish to set before a King" (Contemporary review in London's Athenaeum magazine). 165 by 105mm (6½ by 4¼ inches).

    . Troisième édition en toile originale. Imprimée le même mois que la première édition. Cet exemplaire porte tous les points d'édition de la première édition, à l'exception de la page de titre, qui indique clairement qu'il s'agit de la troisième édition. Il est probable que cet exemplaire ait été relié à partir des feuilles de la première édition, lorsque la demande pour plus d'exemplaires s'est faite sentir. Veuillez consulter les photographies de Walter E. Smith pour connaître les points d'édition. Un exemple : ps 42, ligne 17. Le W de Was est imprimé en italique. Smith affirme que cela a été corrigé dans la deuxième édition, mais il apparaît toujours ici en italique. En particulier, tous les changements mentionnés par Smith ont eu lieu entre la première et la troisième édition et, dans cet exemplaire, dans le premier état (voir l'image du tableau 1). Original buckram / tissu marron avec décoration estampée à l'aveugle sur les planches, et titres dorés au dos et sur la première planche. Le tissu est légèrement assombri. Il y a une petite fissure au dos et un éclat au bord supérieur du dos (1cm) qui a été recollé, mais qui est encore visible. Police bleue sur le demi-titre et police rouge et bleue pour le titre. Troisième édition indiquée en rouge sur la page de titre. Date MDCCCXLIII au bas du titre. Le titre est un peu assombri et marqué. Quatre planches gravées sur acier en couleur à la main par et d'après Leech et quatre gravures sur bois en noir et blanc par W.J. Linton d'après Leech. Comme l'explique Smith, "le coût des illustrations colorées à la main a considérablement réduit les bénéfices, et Dickens, qui était l'éditeur du Carol, n'a plus jamais utilisé la couleur dans aucun de ses livres" (V.2 p 21). vi, 166, [ii]. pp Des publicités pour d'autres œuvres de Dickens figurent au dos de l'ouvrage. Les pages sont noircies sur les bords et portent quelques marques. La reliure est un peu secouée mais tient toujours. L'histoire de Noël la plus aimée de Dickens, qui raconte la rédemption d'Ebenezer Scrooge après avoir reçu la visite de trois esprits la veille de Noël. Scrooge prend conscience des dangers et des conséquences de son avarice et se réveille le lendemain matin imprégné de l'esprit de Noël. "Un conte qui fera rire et pleurer le lecteur - pour qu'il ouvre ses mains et son cœur à la charité, même envers ceux qui ne sont pas charitables... un plat délicieux à présenter à un roi" (critique contemporaine dans le magazine Athenaeum de Londres). 165 x 105 mm

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  • A Christmas Carol in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Yule-Tide by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    A Christmas Carol in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Yule-Tide

    East Aurora NY: The Roycroft Shop, 1902. First Roycroft Press edition, signed limited issue, number 4 of 100 copies. Signed by Elbert Hubbard (Founder of the Roycroft Artisan Community) to the limitation page. A beautiful limited edition on Japanese vellum. Book is three quarter bound in fine blue leather, with a gilt foliate design and titles to the spine. Cream boards. A touch of rubbing to the edges of the spine only. Very presentable. There is the bookplate of Isaac H. Blanchard to the inside front board. Blanchard was the owner of Blanchard Press in New York. He was also well known as a philanthropist, and supporter of workers, having written the first Collective Bargaining Contract in the city,…

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    East Aurora NY: The Roycroft Shop, 1902. First Roycroft Press edition, signed limited issue, number 4 of 100 copies. Signed by Elbert Hubbard (Founder of the Roycroft Artisan Community) to the limitation page. A beautiful limited edition on Japanese vellum. Book is three quarter bound in fine blue leather, with a gilt foliate design and titles to the spine. Cream boards. A touch of rubbing to the edges of the spine only. Very presentable. There is the bookplate of Isaac H. Blanchard to the inside front board. Blanchard was the owner of Blanchard Press in New York. He was also well known as a philanthropist, and supporter of workers, having written the first Collective Bargaining Contract in the city, and for his support of Apprentices. Engraved portrait of Dickens as a frontis, with tissue guard. Decorated title page matching the foliate design on the spine. The typography of the book is lovely, with head- and tailpieces by Samuel Warner. Hubbard had travelled to England and met William Morris in 1892. On his return, he founded the Roycroft community, which promoted the Arts and Crafts style and techniques. [vi], 142 pages. 230 by 160mm (9 by 6¼ inches).

    . Première édition de Roycroft Press, édition limitée signée, numéro 4 sur 100 exemplaires. Signé par Elbert Hubbard (fondateur de la Roycroft Artisan Community) sur la page de limitation. Une belle édition limitée sur vélin japonais. Le livre est relié aux trois quarts en cuir bleu fin, avec un motif de feuillage et des titres dorés au dos. Les planches sont de couleur crème. Un peu de frottement sur les bords du dos seulement. Très présentable. L'ex-libris d'Isaac H. Blanchard se trouve à l'intérieur de la première planche. Blanchard était le propriétaire de Blanchard Press à New York. Il était également bien connu en tant que philanthrope et défenseur des travailleurs, ayant rédigé le premier contrat de négociation collective dans la ville, et pour son soutien aux apprentis. Portrait gravé de Dickens en frontispice, avec protège-tissu. La page de titre est ornée d'un décor assorti au motif foliacé du dos de l'ouvrage. La typographie de l'ouvrage est ravissante, avec des têtes et des queues de Samuel Warner. Hubbard avait voyagé en Angleterre et rencontré William Morris en 1892. À son retour, il fonda la communauté Roycroft, qui promouvait le style et les techniques Arts and Crafts. [vi], 142 pages. 230 x 160 mm

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    Book ID: 4139
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  • A Dark Lantern. by ROBINS, Elizabeth (C. E. Raimond)
    ROBINS, Elizabeth (C. E. Raimond)
    A Dark Lantern. A Story with a Prologue.

    London: William Heinemann, 1905. First edition. This novel was turned in to a (now lost) silent film in 1920. Bound in green cloth, with black and silver decoration to the front. Silver title to spine. 368 pages. 200 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches).
    Elizabeth Robins was an American actor, playwright, novelist, and important suffragette. For a time Robins wrote under the name C. E. Raimond in an attempt to keep her acting and writing careers separate. Covers lightly rubbed, spine very slightly faded. Prelims are moderately foxed, page edges also. Otherwise a good copy.

    Book ID: 2711
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  • A Day in a Child's Life by GREENAWAY, Kate (illustrator) FOSTER, Myles B. ( music)
    GREENAWAY, Kate (illustrator) FOSTER, Myles B. ( music)
    A Day in a Child's Life

    London: George Routledge & Sons, [1881]. First Edition. Hardback. Green cloth spine with light green paper covered bevelled boards. Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour vignettes, words and music to nine charming songs. Boards are rubbed and book has been dropped at some point so top right corner has some creasing, otherwise good and clean. 29 pages. 250 x 215 mm (9¾ x 8½ inches).

    Book ID: 2863
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  • A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar. by JOHNSON, Samuel
    JOHNSON, Samuel
    A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar. In Two Volumes. The Tenth Edition, Corrected and Revised.

    London: F. & C. Rivington, J. Walker, et al, 1810. Full leather bindings with burgundy and black labels to spine. Gilt titles and decoration. The labels are rubbed and chipped to the edges. Front board to volume two is cracked to the hinge, but still holding in place. Handled but attractive. Frontis portrait to volume one. (clean and tidy) The title page tp volume one is a little darkened with a corner mark, otherwise the text block is in excellent condition. Volume two is still in very good condition, but with a few foxing spots. A little worm damage to the last few pages of volume 2. with slight impact upon text. Unpaginated quarto edition. Also enclosed are a…

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    London: F. & C. Rivington, J. Walker, et al, 1810. Full leather bindings with burgundy and black labels to spine. Gilt titles and decoration. The labels are rubbed and chipped to the edges. Front board to volume two is cracked to the hinge, but still holding in place. Handled but attractive. Frontis portrait to volume one. (clean and tidy) The title page tp volume one is a little darkened with a corner mark, otherwise the text block is in excellent condition. Volume two is still in very good condition, but with a few foxing spots. A little worm damage to the last few pages of volume 2. with slight impact upon text. Unpaginated quarto edition. Also enclosed are a copy of Canon John Willis's address to the Johnson Society "Dr Johnson and his English Dictionary" 1948 24pp. And an advertising postcard from Scolar Press for a facsimile of the Journey to the Western Isles. 280 x 220 mm (11 x 8¾ inches).

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    Book ID: 4068
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  • A Gentleman of France. by WEYMAN, Stanley
    WEYMAN, Stanley
    A Gentleman of France. Being The Memoirs Of Gaston De Bonne Sieur De Marsac

    London: Longmans Green & Co, 1894. New edition. Blue cloth hardback beveled boards with gilt title to front and spine. From the library of the author Maarten Maartens. Black end papers. Frontis with tissue guard, illustrated title page. Book is in a fair condition only, as it is foxed throughout. Text is in English. 412 pages. 190 x 130 mm (7½ x 5 inches). Nouvelle édition. Plats biseautés cartonnés en toile bleue avec titre doré au recto et au dos. De la bibliothèque de l'auteur Maarten Maartens. Feuilles de garde noires. Frontis avec garde en tissu, page de titre illustrée. Le livre est dans un état passable seulement, car il est entièrement recouvert de rousseurs. text en Anglais. 412 pages. 190 x 130 mm (7½ x 5 pouces).

    Book ID: 2857
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  • A Man of No Moon. by McPHEE, Jenny
    McPHEE, Jenny
    A Man of No Moon.

    Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2007. First edition. Hardback black boards under original unclipped dust jacket. Neat author's dedication to fellow author Fay Weldon; as this was once Ms Weldon's copy. Beginning in post war Rome, the novel follows the story of a successful writer and his relationship with two American film actress sisters, as they struggle to make sense of life, and love. Both the book and dust jacket are in fine, almost unread, condition. 271 pages. 220 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches).

    . Première édition. Couverture rigide en carton noir sous jaquette d'origine non fermée. Belle dédicace de l'auteur à sa consœur Fay Weldon, car il s'agissait autrefois de l'exemplaire de Mme Weldon. Commençant dans la Rome d'après-guerre,…

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    Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2007. First edition. Hardback black boards under original unclipped dust jacket. Neat author's dedication to fellow author Fay Weldon; as this was once Ms Weldon's copy. Beginning in post war Rome, the novel follows the story of a successful writer and his relationship with two American film actress sisters, as they struggle to make sense of life, and love. Both the book and dust jacket are in fine, almost unread, condition. 271 pages. 220 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches).

    . Première édition. Couverture rigide en carton noir sous jaquette d'origine non fermée. Belle dédicace de l'auteur à sa consœur Fay Weldon, car il s'agissait autrefois de l'exemplaire de Mme Weldon. Commençant dans la Rome d'après-guerre, le roman suit l'histoire d'un écrivain à succès et sa relation avec deux sœurs actrices de cinéma américaines, alors qu'elles luttent pour donner un sens à la vie et à l'amour. Le livre et la jaquette sont en parfait état, presque sans avoir été lus. 271 pages. 220 x 150 mm

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  • A Philosophical Investigation. by KERR, Philip
    KERR, Philip
    A Philosophical Investigation. The Mind of a Killer - the Heart of Murder.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1992. First edition. Signed by the author to the title page. Clean and tidy dust wrapper. White is still bright! Book itself is clean and tidy. A little darkening to the pages only. Neatly signed. 330 pages.
    240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 2306
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  • A Soggarth's Last Verses by RUSSELL, Matthew. SJ
    RUSSELL, Matthew. SJ
    A Soggarth's Last Verses

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Burns & Oates, 1911. A very nice copy of this First edition. Soggarth (derived from sagart), is an Irish word for a Priest. The blue cloth is clean and tidy, with no marking. The gilt is clean and bright. There is just a touch of bumping to the edges of the cloth. Internally clean and tidy, with a little darkening / foxing to the page edges. Bookplate from Syon Abbey in Chudleigh. Original blue cloth, with gilt titles. Rough cut pages. xii, 95, [v] pp.
    Matthew Russell (1834-1912), was an Irish Roman Catholic priest, and Jesuit. He was the author of several books and collections of poetry - and was the founder and editor of "Catholic Ireland"…

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    London: Burns & Oates, 1911. A very nice copy of this First edition. Soggarth (derived from sagart), is an Irish word for a Priest. The blue cloth is clean and tidy, with no marking. The gilt is clean and bright. There is just a touch of bumping to the edges of the cloth. Internally clean and tidy, with a little darkening / foxing to the page edges. Bookplate from Syon Abbey in Chudleigh. Original blue cloth, with gilt titles. Rough cut pages. xii, 95, [v] pp.
    Matthew Russell (1834-1912), was an Irish Roman Catholic priest, and Jesuit. He was the author of several books and collections of poetry - and was the founder and editor of "Catholic Ireland" Which became the literary journal "Irish Monthly" this "discovered" several prominent Irish authors, including Oscar Wilde.

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    Book ID: 1201
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  • A Tolkien Bestiary. by Day, David
    Day, David
    A Tolkien Bestiary.

    London: Mitchell Beazley Publishers Limited, 1979. First Edition. In original unclipped colour illustrated dust jacket. Here, David day lucidly has identified, analysed and described 129 separate imaginary beasts from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy worlds. Cream cloth covered boards in good clean state. Dust jacket clean, but has closed tear to spine. There is no loss, and now the book is under a clear protective cover it is almost imperceptible. Book inside is clean and full of colour and b/w illustrations and explanatory text. 287 pages. 285 x 215 mm (11¼ x 8½ inches).

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    Book ID: 4024
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  • Beautiful copy of the illustrated edition
    A Window in Thrums. by BARRIE. J.M.
    BARRIE. J.M.
    A Window in Thrums.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1892. First edition. Illustrated with 18 etchings by William Hole. Limited edition. This copy is 450/550. By the creator of Peter Pan. Original blue cloth with gilt titles. Very nice clean copy with almost no bumping or edgewear. Internally spotless, with a foxing to the end papers only. xiv, 217 pp. 270 x 190 mm (10¾ x 7½ inches).

    This copy was owned by Mrs Van der Poorten Schwartz - the wife of Dutch author Maarten Maartens. Almost certainly given to her by William Robertson Nicoll, who wrote anecdotes of 19th Century Literary history with T.J. Wise, and edited 'The Expositor' for Hodder & Stoughton.

    Book ID: 2380
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  • Again, Dangerous Visions. by ELLISON, Harlan (Ed.)
    ELLISON, Harlan (Ed.)
    Again, Dangerous Visions.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1972. First edition. In original price clipped dust jacket. An anthology of 46 specially written original science fiction short stories from 42 writers - including Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gregory Benford and many more. Illustrated in b/w by Ed Emshwiller. Dust jacket is in a good condition with only minor shelf wear, and one very small chip to top at front. Inside, the book is very clean and fresh. Previous owner's gift message in pen to half title. Overall a great copy of the sequel to Ellison's speculative fiction collection from five years previous: Dangerous Visions. The book jacket's description closes by saying "This book takes off where…

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    Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1972. First edition. In original price clipped dust jacket. An anthology of 46 specially written original science fiction short stories from 42 writers - including Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gregory Benford and many more. Illustrated in b/w by Ed Emshwiller. Dust jacket is in a good condition with only minor shelf wear, and one very small chip to top at front. Inside, the book is very clean and fresh. Previous owner's gift message in pen to half title. Overall a great copy of the sequel to Ellison's speculative fiction collection from five years previous: Dangerous Visions. The book jacket's description closes by saying "This book takes off where Dangerous Visions stopped and it is a better book than Dangerous Visions". 830 pages. 225 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

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  • Airborne - The New Dance photography of Lois Greenfield. by GREENFIELD, Lois.
    GREENFIELD, Lois.
    Airborne - The New Dance photography of Lois Greenfield.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998. Softback first edition. Clean and tidy white covers. Internally in excellent condition. Dance photography. 112 pages. 265 by 265mm (10½ by 10½ inches).

    Book ID: 3249
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  • All on the Irish Shore. by SOMERVILLE, E. Œ and ROSS, Martin
    SOMERVILLE, E. Πand ROSS, Martin
    All on the Irish Shore. Irish Sketches

    London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1903. First edition. Eleven short stories of rural Irish life, with illustrations by Somerville. Frontis with tissue guard, and nine other full-page illustrations. Original grey cloth, lettered in black and gilt. This copy was a gift from the author Philip 'Henry' Gosse, the English naturalist, to Ada (the daughter of the author Maarten Maartens ). Dedication to FFEP is dated 1905. [viii], 274, [6] pp. 200 x 135 mm (7¾ x 5¼ inches). Spine cloth is starting to split at the head, and there are signs of tiny water splashes to tail of spine. Foxing throughout, but overall this is a reasonable copy.

    Book ID: 2817
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  • Alphabet van Viervoetige Dieren. by [Anon]
    [Anon]
    Alphabet van Viervoetige Dieren. Met 24 gekleurde plaatjes

    Gouda: G. B. van Goor Zonen, 1844. First edition. Softback with paper covers. 24 letters of the alphabet (the letters Q and X being the exceptions) are assigned an animal illustration, examples of how to write that letter, and a short verse of poetry about the animal in Dutch. Illustrations are hand coloured. A charming children's book. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches).

    Condition: The covers are detached, but present. These are fragile, with some loss to the lower corners on one side. This damage follows throughout the inside of the book as a closed tear. Otherwise the internal pages are in a good condition and the illustrations are bright and clean.

    Book ID: 2545
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