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  • The Childhood and Youth of Charles Dickens. by LANGON, Robert
    LANGON, Robert
    The Childhood and Youth of Charles Dickens. With Retrospective Notes and Elucidations from His Books and Letters.

    London: Hutchinson & Co, 1891. Enlarged and Revised Edition. Number 178 of 300 copies Edition De Luxe, on India paper, signed to colophon by publisher. In original brown cloth hardback, with gilt titles and border. Top edge gilt. Boards are a little bumped at corners, with some light soiling. Inside very clean with all tipped in illustrations. 260 pages plus adverts to rear. 250 x 200 mm (9¾ x 7¾ inches).

    Ex libris to front is from library of Sir Alfred Edward Turner (1842 - 1918). Turner held administrative posts in Ireland, and was Inspector General Auxillary Forces. He was also appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB).

    Book ID: 3919
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  • Kristus Mysterium Díl první by LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth
    LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth
    Kristus Mysterium Díl první

    Praha: Ceská grafická unie, 1926. Soft paper covers with titles tipped onto printed label to front cover. A little nicking / chipping to the edges of the covers. Lovely etching by Cyril Bouda as Frontis. There is also a steel engraved portrait of Longfellow. First gather is a little loose, otherwise in very good condition. Text in Czech. 150 pages. 250 x 165 mm (9¾ x 6½ inches).

    . Couvertures en papier souple avec titres collés sur l'étiquette imprimée de la couverture avant. Les bords de la couverture sont légèrement entaillés et ébréchés. Belle gravure de Cyril Bouda en frontispice. Il y a également un portrait de Longfellow gravé sur acier. La première cueillette est un peu lâche, sinon…

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    Praha: Ceská grafická unie, 1926. Soft paper covers with titles tipped onto printed label to front cover. A little nicking / chipping to the edges of the covers. Lovely etching by Cyril Bouda as Frontis. There is also a steel engraved portrait of Longfellow. First gather is a little loose, otherwise in very good condition. Text in Czech. 150 pages. 250 x 165 mm (9¾ x 6½ inches).

    . Couvertures en papier souple avec titres collés sur l'étiquette imprimée de la couverture avant. Les bords de la couverture sont légèrement entaillés et ébréchés. Belle gravure de Cyril Bouda en frontispice. Il y a également un portrait de Longfellow gravé sur acier. La première cueillette est un peu lâche, sinon en très bon état. Texte en tchèque. 150 pages. 25cm x 16.5cm

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    Book ID: 3917
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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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  • Narratives of Peril and Suffering. by DAVENPORT, R. A.
    DAVENPORT, R. A.
    Narratives of Peril and Suffering. In two volumes.

    London: Thomas Tegg, 1840. First edition. Complete two volumes, with engraved frontis to each. Signed Morrell of London binding. Three quarters tan calf, with waxed cloth boards. Gilt to spine and boards still clean and bright. Very light rubbing to corners. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Fresh and without foxing inside. A very nice set. Contents include essays on the Duchess of Berry, Charles II, the escape of the Earl of Nithsdale, The Black Hole of Calcutta, The escape of Casanova, Daring enterprises of Spanish troops etc. etc. vi [i] 424; iv, 459 pp. 160 x 105 mm (6¼ x 4¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3839
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  • Histoire des trois bossus de Besancon. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Histoire des trois bossus de Besancon.

    Scarce. First edition. Small chapbook / booklet with woodcuts to front and back covers. Undated but likely late 18th century or early 19th century. The story of three hunchback brothers from the Franche-Comté region, in the reign of Charles V. Sewn BindingHolding firm, in very good shape. 22 pages. 165 x 105 mm (6½ x 4¼ inches).

    . Rare. Première édition. Petit chapbook / livret avec gravures sur bois sur les couvertures avant et arrière. Non daté mais probablement fin du XVIIIe siècle ou début du XIXe siècle. L'histoire de trois frères bossus franc-comtois, sous le règne de Charles V. Reliure cousue. Holding en très bonne forme. 22 pages. 165 × 105 mm

    Book ID: 3817
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  • Cardboard Castle. by WREN, Percival Christopher
    WREN, Percival Christopher
    Cardboard Castle.

    Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First edition. No dust jacket. Orange boards faded to front and spine. Ex library, with a few stamps to front blank pages. Overall good reading copy. 311 pages. 195 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches).
    P.C. Wren is best known for his work Beau Geste. This story involves a woman, who thought herself a widow because her husband was officially declared dead, remarrying only to meet her 'dead' husband alive many years later. The invention of a fictional South-American country called Boruela, and its wicked dictator, only add to a strange plot.

    Book ID: 3868
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  • Ar Fanc Siôn Cwilt: Detholiad o Ysgrifau Sarnicol by SARNICOL, [Thomas Jacob Thomas]
    SARNICOL, [Thomas Jacob Thomas]
    Ar Fanc Siôn Cwilt: Detholiad o Ysgrifau Sarnicol

    Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 1972. Argraffiad cyntaf. Prin. Llyfr clawr caled mewn siaced lwch wreiddiol. Llun blaen o Sarnicol. Mae rhai geiriau wedi'u tanlinellu mewn ar dudalen neu ddwy. 100 tudalen. Mewn cyflwr da. 220 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3803
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  • National Tales by Thomas Hood, by HOOD, Thomas
    HOOD, Thomas
    National Tales by Thomas Hood, author of "Whims and Oddities."

    London: William H. Ainsworth, 1827. First edition. Two volumes. In half leather hardback, with marbled boards. Boards are rubbed and Volume 2 has a small area of loss to top corner of front board, shown in photos. Ex- library copy with expected stamps and security to reverse of plates. Some foxing, stains to a few pages, but mostly in a fairly clean condition. Volume 1: The Spanish tragedy. The miracle of the holy hermit. The widow of Galicia. The golden cup and the dish of silver. The tragedy of Seville. The lady in love with romance. The eighth sleeper of Ephesus. Madeline. Masetto and his mare. The story of Michel Argenti. The three jewels. Geronimo and Ghisola. The fall…

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    London: William H. Ainsworth, 1827. First edition. Two volumes. In half leather hardback, with marbled boards. Boards are rubbed and Volume 2 has a small area of loss to top corner of front board, shown in photos. Ex- library copy with expected stamps and security to reverse of plates. Some foxing, stains to a few pages, but mostly in a fairly clean condition. Volume 1: The Spanish tragedy. The miracle of the holy hermit. The widow of Galicia. The golden cup and the dish of silver. The tragedy of Seville. The lady in love with romance. The eighth sleeper of Ephesus. Madeline. Masetto and his mare. The story of Michel Argenti. The three jewels. Geronimo and Ghisola. The fall of the leaf. Baranga. Volume 2: The exile. The owl. The German knight. The Florentine kinsmen. The carrier's wife. The two faithful lovers of Sicily. The Venetian countess. A tale of the harem. The chestnut tree. The fair maid of Ludgate. The three brothers. Volume 1: viii, 244 pp. Volume 2: 238 p. + 1 page advertisement. 195 x 120 mm (7¾ x 4¾ inches).

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    Book ID: 3784
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  • The Recently Deflowered Girl. by PHYPPS, Hyacinthe
    PHYPPS, Hyacinthe
    The Recently Deflowered Girl. The Right Thing To Say On Every Dubious Occasion.

    Zürich: Diogenes Verlag, 1966. First edition. Hardback illustrated boards. Mel Juffe's tongue-in-cheek guide, in the voice of Miss Hyacinthe Phypps. The text is accompanied by Edward Gorey's wonderful b/w illustrations. Boards very good, but lightly rubbed, interior in fine condition. 40 pages. 225 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3766
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  • Notebooks of a Naked Youth - Signed, Limited by CHILDISH, Billy
    CHILDISH, Billy
    Notebooks of a Naked Youth - Signed, Limited

    Hove: Codex, 1997. Scarce limited first edition. This is #96 - written to rear board by Childish - limitation of 100 signed copies. Frontis b/w woodcut by Childish. Quarter mustard yellow cloth and grey cardboard hardback covers - in near fine condition. Semi-autobiographical work by the outspoken and unorthodox British poet, artist and songwriter. Contents unread and in as new condition. 190 pages. 215 x 145 mm (8½ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3734
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  • The Fatal Boots and Cox's Diary. With 24 Illustrations By George Cruikshank. People's edition. by THACKERARY, W. M.
    THACKERARY, W. M.
    The Fatal Boots and Cox's Diary. With 24 Illustrations By George Cruikshank. People's edition.

    Smith, Elder & Co, 1855. First thus. Ex library book. Blue three quarter buckram. Hardback. Original soft covers bound in and reinforced. With humorous illustrations. Boards in good condition. Internally, clean but pages are age toned. A scarce item. COPAC suggests 1855. 48 pages. 315 x 220 mm (12½ x 8¾ inches).
    The fatal boots was originally published under title: Stubbs's Calendar, or, The fatal boots. Cox's diary was originally published under title: Barber Cox and the cutting of his comb.

    Book ID: 3669
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  • The fables of Babrius, in two parts. Translated into English verse from the text of Sir G.C. Lewis by DAVIES, Rev. James
    DAVIES, Rev. James
    The fables of Babrius, in two parts. Translated into English verse from the text of Sir G.C. Lewis

    London: Lockwood and Co., Stationers' Hall Court, 1860. First edition. Hardback binding is an embossed library one; a little bumped and nicked at spine, but still quite attractive. Internally, the book has some library stamps and tags to front, small stamp on bottom of title page, and security tag to rear. Overall in good shape. xxxii, 231 pp. 175 x 115 mm (7 x 4½ inches).

    Babrius was the reputed author of a collection of more than 125 fables based on Aesop's Greek fables.

    Book ID: 3665
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  • Les caractères de La Bruyère by BRUYERE, Jean de La
    BRUYERE, Jean de La
    Les caractères de La Bruyère suivis des Caractères de Théophraste, traduits du grec par le même, précédés d'une notice sur La Bruyère, considéré comme écrivain et comme moraliste, par M. J. Simonnin. Tome I & Tome II

    Paris: Emler Frères, 1829. First Edition. Two volumes, uniformly bound in lovely half red Morocco with gilt title to spines and red marbled boards. Bards lightly rubbed at corners only. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Contents have some areas of light to medium foxing. Overall a good set. Tome I: xxxvi, 366 pp. Tome II: 388 pp. 230 x 140 mm (9 x 5½ inches). Première édition. Deux volumes, reliés uniformément en beau maroquin demi-rouge avec titre doré aux dos et plats marbrés rouges. Bardes légèrement frottées aux coins seulement. Gardes et bords de pages marbrés. Le contenu présente certaines zones de rousseurs légères à moyennes. Dans l'ensemble un bon ensemble. Tome I : xxxvi, 366 pp. Tome II : 388 pp. 230 x 140 mm

    Book ID: 3590
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  • Author signed dedication
    The Day Book of Claudius Clear. by ROBERTSON NICOLL, W.
    ROBERTSON NICOLL, W.
    The Day Book of Claudius Clear. [signed]

    London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1905. Second Edition, but published in the same year as the First. In red embossed percaline hardback boards, with gilt stamped title and design to front and spine. Signed dedication to front reads 'Miss Ada v. d. Poorten Schwartz from Claudius Clear, Hampstead Oct 6 1906'. This to the daughter of the author/poet Maarten Maartens.
    Sir William Robertson Nicoll was a Scottish Free Church minister, writer, journalist and editor. He was literary adviser to the evangelical English publishing house Hodder and Stoughton, with whom he founded the Nonconformist publication 'British Weekly'. Within this he began a highly popular feature called 'Correspondence of Claudius Clear'. This book is a collection of thirty essays. Boards are…

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    London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1905. Second Edition, but published in the same year as the First. In red embossed percaline hardback boards, with gilt stamped title and design to front and spine. Signed dedication to front reads 'Miss Ada v. d. Poorten Schwartz from Claudius Clear, Hampstead Oct 6 1906'. This to the daughter of the author/poet Maarten Maartens.
    Sir William Robertson Nicoll was a Scottish Free Church minister, writer, journalist and editor. He was literary adviser to the evangelical English publishing house Hodder and Stoughton, with whom he founded the Nonconformist publication 'British Weekly'. Within this he began a highly popular feature called 'Correspondence of Claudius Clear'. This book is a collection of thirty essays. Boards are overall in good shape, with one or two darker finger marks. Inside the book has mild to moderate foxing throughout. xi, 350 pp. 205 x 140 mm (8 x 5½ inches).

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    Book ID: 3555
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  • Age of Surrealism. by FOWLIE, Wallace
    FOWLIE, Wallace
    Age of Surrealism.

    London: Dennis Dobson, 1953. First British edition. Published in hardback in original dust jacket. Russet cloth boards under jacket are clean. Dust jacket is light coloured so has some age toning and grubbiness. The first popularly written history of surrealism in art and literature which has appeared in Great Britain when it was published. Professor Fowlie deals in this book with the artists: Rimbaud, Lautréamont, Breton, Apollinaire, Cocteau, Eluard, Mallarmé, and Picasso. Previous owner's name and stamp to FFEP. Overall good copy. 203 pages. 220 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3547
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  • An Investigation Into the Language of Robinson Crusoe by LANNERT, Gustaf L: Son
    LANNERT, Gustaf L: Son
    An Investigation Into the Language of Robinson Crusoe as compared with that of other 18th century works.

    Almqvist and Wiksell, 1910. First edition. Hardback linen cloth boards with red morocco label to spine, stamped gilt title to this label. In very good condition both inside and out. XXXVII, 124 [1] pp. 250 x 170 mm (9¾ x 6¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3530
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  • Double Nought. by LE QUEUX, William
    LE QUEUX, William
    Double Nought.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1927. First Edition. Red cloth hardback, in original colour illustrated dust jacket. Dust jacket has one or two nicks to spine. Offsetting from dust jacket to FFEP. On the title page, Le Queux is described as 'The Master of Mystery'! Overall in good condition. 312 pages plus 8 pages of adverts to rear. 180 x 115 mm (7 x 4½ inches).

    Book ID: 3522
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  • Sing Sing Nights. by KEELER, Harry Stephen
    KEELER, Harry Stephen
    Sing Sing Nights.

    London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co, [1932]. First edition. Hardback in original colour illustrated dust jacket. Unclipped. A respected war correspondent is found murdered. Inside him are three bullets; fired by three different guns. Three men are arrested, confess, are convicted and sentenced to death for his murder. Inside Sing Sing Prison a criminologist sets out to solve the mystery of which one is actually guilty. An exciting whodunit based on their three revolving stories. 255 pages. 170 x 120 mm (6¾ x 4¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3517
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  • Phil May's Illustrated Annual (signed). by MAY, Phil
    MAY, Phil
    Phil May's Illustrated Annual (signed). Summer Number.

    London: W. Thacker & Co. Signed by Phil May to the front free endpaper, dated July 25th 1898. Vellum look hardback, with gilt titles to front and spine. With numerous b/w illustrations - some full-page. All edges gilt. Boards are grubby and rubbed, with head of spine starting. Front endpapers age toned, otherwise clean and fresh inside. 122 pages. 250 x 170 mm (9¾ x 6¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3364
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  • Progress at Pelvis Bay. by LANCASTER, Osbert
    LANCASTER, Osbert
    Progress at Pelvis Bay.

    London: John Murray, 1936. First Edition. Hardback in its original illustrated dust jacket. The detailed account of the metamorphosis of a fictitious seaside town from poverty stricken fishing village to flourishing resort. Osbert Lancaster uses his words and illustrations to enable the reader to follow the architectural changes. Dust jacket is age toned, particularly to spine. A small nick to jacket at head of spine. Illustrated endpapers with small previous owner's name to front. Inside pages very fresh and clean. Overall in good condition. 68 pages. 200 x 145 mm (7¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3359
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