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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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  • Big Hart and Balls by CHILDISH, Billy
    CHILDISH, Billy
    Big Hart and Balls

    Chatham: Hangman Books, 1994. First Edition. In deep red cloth covered boards, with black embossed design and title. Poetry and drawings from Childish. A beautiful edition published to coincide with the painting exhibition of the same name, which took place at Cubitt gallery in London. Contains the poem that The Stuckists Art Group took their name from. In a fine / as new condition. 99 pages. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 2806
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  • Book of Ballads by GAULTIER, Bon
    GAULTIER, Bon
    Book of Ballads

    Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1884. Fourteenth Edition. Hardback in green cloth with red title and gilt illustration to front board and spine. Some minor spine and edge rubbing and light soiling. Complete with full page frontis and many b/w in text illustrations. 292 pages. 175 x 120 mm (7 x 4¾ inches).

    Book ID: 2846
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  • Dense Lens by MARLEY, Brian & BENVENISTE, Asa
    MARLEY, Brian & BENVENISTE, Asa
    Dense Lens

    London: Trigram Press, 1975. A very nice copy of this first edition volume of poetry. Limited to 550 copies - this one of the 500 trade edition. A collaboration between two authors, the book is divided in two halves. A green centre leaf separates the two halves. Stapled, with the staples somewhat rusty. Soft covers are clean and tidy, the glassine cover is very slightly darkened. Unpaginated, but 10 poems by each author, with printed on one side of the page only. 235 x 150 mm (9¼ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3162
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  • English Little Magazines No 12: Poetry London - Reprinted in Five Volumes by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    English Little Magazines No 12: Poetry London - Reprinted in Five Volumes Edited By Tambimuttu. Series Edited By B.C.Bloomfield.

    London: Frank Cass and Co. Limited, 1970. A modern reprint of the entire run of this magazine, originally published between 1939 and 1951, and comprising 23 issues bound within five volumes. Poetry London contains poetry and artwork from lots of the avant-garde poets of the day.
    Bound in publisher's green cloth with black to spines. Gilt stamped titles to front boards and spines. Poems by Dylan Thomas, Paul Potts, Laurence Whistler, Louis Macniece, George Barker, Herbert Read, Rayner Heppenstall, Stephen Spender, Walter De La Mare, Dorian Cooke, Lawrence Durrell, Nicolas Moore, D.S Savage, Heinrich Rhys, Charles Madge, David Gascoyne, Clifford Dyment, Ruthven Todd, Idris Davies, Glyn Jones, Lynd Nathan, Maurice Carpenter, and H. G. Porteus, and many others.

    Condition: In a very good. Almost looks unread, but has some finger marks to closed page edges.

    Book ID: 2310
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  • Fables de S. Lavalette. Illustrées de nouvelles eaux-fortes par Grandville. by LAVALETTE, S.
    LAVALETTE, S.
    Fables de S. Lavalette. Illustrées de nouvelles eaux-fortes par Grandville. Troisième edition, revue et augmentée.

    Paris: J. Hetzel, 1847. Original soft covers, with glassine covering. Vignette on the title and 33 etchings inset - all by Grandville; twelve of which appear for the first time. Tissue guards for each full page etching. Text in French. 163 pages. Many pages uncut. 285 x 190 mm (11¼ x 7½ inches).

    Condition: The glassine wrappers are darkened, and fragile to the edges. The pages inside are clean and bright, but the tissue guards are slightly foxed. Page edges are also slightly foxed. Overall in a very good condition.

    Book ID: 2696
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  • Gedichten van Hubert Korneliszoon Poot, met kunstige printen versiert by POOT, Hubert Korneliszoon
    POOT, Hubert Korneliszoon
    Gedichten van Hubert Korneliszoon Poot, met kunstige printen versiert

    Delft: Reinier Boitet, 1722. First edition. In original vellum binding. Engraved frontis. Vignette to title page. Lovely engravings throughout. 444 pages. 205 x 170 mm (8 x 6¾ inches). HC Poot (1689-1733) was the Dutch poet who was the first to try solely to 'live by the pen', with no other profession. A very brave move at the time!

    Condition: Ex-libris of Kees Crone to front pastedown. Vellum binding is in excellent condition for it's age. Pastedowns, both front and back, have some foxing, otherwise book is very clean.

    Book ID: 2548
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  • Author signed - limited edition
    Hriday Ganga by PREMORMI, (Ramesh Patel)
    PREMORMI, (Ramesh Patel)
    Hriday Ganga

    London: Shree International, 1993. Bound in turquoise cloth covers with a peacock feather on the front cover, and a fabulous woven gold coloured and tasseled bookmark. Signed by Ramesh Patel to the front. Limited to 2,000 copies.
    Text in Hindi, French, German, Spanish, English, Esperanto, Russian and Marathi. Poetry and colour images. Ramesh patel (Premormi) is a London based poet.

    Condition: As New condition.

    Book ID: 2278
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  • Scarce Irish 'pirate' edition
    Hudibras, in Three Parts, written in the Time of the Late Wars: by BUTLER, Samuel
    BUTLER, Samuel
    Hudibras, in Three Parts, written in the Time of the Late Wars: corrected and amended. With large Annotations and a Preface by Zachary Grey. Adorn'd with a new set of Cuts.

    Dublin: A. Reilly, 1744. In two volumes. Presumably the Irish pirated version of Bentham's Cambridge edition of the same year. Bound in original full calf. With wood-engraved portrait frontispiece (by Vertue after Soest), and 16 fine wood-engraved plates (by Mynde after Hogarth), five of which are folding. Full index at the end of each volume. The first edition to include Zachary Grey's extensive notes.
    Volume I - xxxvi, 399, [xv] pp.
    Volume II - 414, [vxiii] pp. The work is directed against religious sectarianism. The first part of Hudibras was written in 1658, and the other two in 1664 and 1678 respectively. Very popular in its time, the poem was sufficiently popular to spawn imitators.
    One early purchaser…

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    Dublin: A. Reilly, 1744. In two volumes. Presumably the Irish pirated version of Bentham's Cambridge edition of the same year. Bound in original full calf. With wood-engraved portrait frontispiece (by Vertue after Soest), and 16 fine wood-engraved plates (by Mynde after Hogarth), five of which are folding. Full index at the end of each volume. The first edition to include Zachary Grey's extensive notes.
    Volume I - xxxvi, 399, [xv] pp.
    Volume II - 414, [vxiii] pp. The work is directed against religious sectarianism. The first part of Hudibras was written in 1658, and the other two in 1664 and 1678 respectively. Very popular in its time, the poem was sufficiently popular to spawn imitators.
    One early purchaser of the first two parts was Samuel Pepys. Whilst Pepys acknowledged that the book was the "greatest fashion" he could not see why it was deemed so witty. Hudibras was reprinted many times in the centuries following Butler's death.

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    Condition: The binding has been skillfully restored, with red morocco labels, lettered, numbered and ruled in gilt. Boards are in good condition with only a little rubbing to edges and corners. New end papers. Small pen squiggle to end paper in volume one. Small neat signatures to title pages. Lacks the list of subscribers (often missing) at end of the first volume.

    Book ID: 2320
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  • Scarce work!
    Hunter of the Moon. by LOVERIDGE, John
    LOVERIDGE, John
    Hunter of the Moon. Poems of John Loveridge

    Sharrington, Norfolk: Clement (Publishers) Ltd, 1983. First edition. In original unclipped dust jacket. Protected in Mylar clear wrap. 150 pages. 225 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches). Sir John Warren Loveridge (9 September 1925 – 13 November 2007) was a British Conservative M. P. He was also a published poet and an abstract sculptor.

    Condition: In a very good condition, with a handwritten gift inscription to FFEP.

    Book ID: 2887
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  • Idylles, Romances, et autres Poesies by BERQUIN
    BERQUIN
    Idylles, Romances, et autres Poesies

    Paris: Chez Ant. Aug. Renouard. A beautiful copy of this First Edition. Bound in an Arts & Crafts style in 1903 by AR. In full leather with decoration and titles in gilt. The binding is in a good, strong condition. To the front end paper, is a large ink ownership inscription. This shows the owner was one Fanny Crozier. She was of Westhill, in the Isle of Wight, and married to a prominent Justice of the Peace in the county. The books contains a frontis engraving and 39 beautiful engravings. Complete. Text in French. A number of poems. Curiously, the final poem is in English - The Hermit by Oliver Goldsmith. 215 pages. 140 x 85 mm (5½ x 3¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3205
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  • L'Allegro and Il Penseroso illustrated with Etchings on Steel by Birket Foster by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    L'Allegro and Il Penseroso illustrated with Etchings on Steel by Birket Foster

    London: Henry G. Bohn, 1865. Original cloth with gilt titles and decoration. A little fraying to the top and base of the spine. Slight handling otherwise. Owner's inscription to second blank. Etched title and 30 engraved illustration by Foster. All edges gilt. 23 pages. Pages are printed to the recto only, with a leaf between to protect the etching. Internally a very nice copy. 270 by 190mm (10¾ by 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 2471
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  • L'Ombre des Roses Poèmes suivis du Gilles en Blanc by DOMINIQUE, Jean
    DOMINIQUE, Jean
    L'Ombre des Roses Poèmes suivis du Gilles en Blanc

    Paris: Edition du Clamen, 1901. First Edition. Jean Dominique was the nom de plume of Marie Closset, a Belgian poet, who adopted a male name so that her work would be judged on its merits. She was associated with a non-conformist group called The Peacocks. Limited edition with a total limitation of 355 copies. This appears to be one of the five copies on Japon, but is not numbered. Bound in cloth with an attractive two colour decoration, leather and gilt label to the spine. Cloth has some water marking / stains. Internally clean and tidy - but slightly darkened. Illustrated throughout with lovely purple Art Nouveau designs and initial letters. 80 pages. 200 x 175 mm (7¾ x 7 inches).

    Book ID: 3145
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  • Le Don Quichotte romantique, ou voyage du Docteur Syntaxe, by [COMBE (William)] GANDAIS, M.
    [COMBE (William)] GANDAIS, M.
    Le Don Quichotte romantique, ou voyage du Docteur Syntaxe, à la recherche du pittoresque et du romantique. Poëme en XX chants, traduit librement de l'anglais, et orné de 26 gravures, par M. Gandais.

    Paris: Chez l'Auteur / Pelicier, 1821. 1st Edition Thus. French adaptation of the poem originally by William Combe. which was a satiric interpretation of the saga of Don Quixote. With portrait caricature of Syntaxe, and decorative second title page. With 24 other plates. Bound in brown half calf with marbled boards. Leather label, and attractive gilt design to spine. Lovely marbled end papers. viii, 146 pp. 225 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches).

    Condition: Slight rubbing to boards. Some small stains and light foxing, but overall in a very good condition. Complete.

    Book ID: 2718
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  • Le Jardin des caresses by TOUSSAINT, Franz
    TOUSSAINT, Franz
    Le Jardin des caresses

    Paris: Editions d'Art H. Piazza, 1921. One of 700copies. Translated from the Arabic. In illustrated blue dust jacket paperback, with title in gold, an inscription in Arabic and decorative motifs in blue. With a full colour frontispiece and nine other full page plates by Léon Carré. Each with captioned tissue guard. A collection inspired by Islam and the legends and traditions of the Arab world. Covers and contents all in a very good condition. Text in French. 144 pages. 220 x 165 mm (8¾ x 6½ inches).

    Book ID: 2995
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  • Le Latin Mystique les poetes de L'antiphonaire et la symbolique au moyen age by GOURMONT, Remy de.
    GOURMONT, Remy de.
    Le Latin Mystique les poetes de L'antiphonaire et la symbolique au moyen age preface inedite de l'auteur. Frontispice de Maurice Denis. Ornaments de Roger Deverin.

    Edition: First Thus

    Paris: George Cres et Cie: 1913. one of 925 copies (401/925). First Thus. Marbled boards, half red leather with gilt titles & decoration to the spine. Bookplate of a Dutch circuit judge to the front end paper. Frontis by Maurice Denis. tissue guard. Light pencilled annotations throughout the work in the margins. Overall a very attractive copy. 26cm x 19cm. 423. iii pp.

    Condition: The leather to the spine is clean and bright. The corners have a little rubbing -particularly to the top edge. Internally, the book is clean and bright throughout, with a little darkening to the pages.

    Book ID: 1950
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  • First Edition T.S. Eliot
    Little Gidding by ELIOT, T. S.
    ELIOT, T. S.
    Little Gidding

    London: Faber and Faber, 1942. In original printed mauve card stock, with sewn binding. 16 pp. 230 mm x 150 mm (9 x 6 inches).

    Condition: Covers show some fading / light bumping around the margins. Internally fine with only small previous owner's name in pencil to front blank.

    Book ID: 2214
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  • London Lyrics by LOCKER, Frederick
    LOCKER, Frederick
    London Lyrics

    London: Chiswick Press, 1881. Lovely copy of this reprint edition, with a gift inscription by the author. With engraved frontispiece and tailpiece by Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, respectively. Original buckram with gilt titles and edges. Darkening to end papers, otherwise in very good condition. 108 pages. 235 by 155mm (9¼ by 6 inches).

    Book ID: 2425
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  • Love Divine. Daily Texts and Hymns for a Month by HINES, Fred (illustrator)
    HINES, Fred (illustrator)
    Love Divine. Daily Texts and Hymns for a Month

    Nuremberg: Ernest Nister (London), 1889. Hardback first edition. In illustrated boards with green cloth spine. A charming little book, beautifully illustrated in colour by Fred Hines. Unpaginated, but 30 pages. 190 x 170 mm (7½ x 6¾ inches).

    Condition: Boards are a little soiled, and rubbed at edges. Binding reinforced with archival tape. Some foxing;commensurate with age. Overall in a good condition.

    Book ID: 2576
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  • Love is Death's Oracle. by GOODGER-HILL, Trevor
    GOODGER-HILL, Trevor
    Love is Death's Oracle. New Poems by Trevor Goodger-Hill

    Montréal: H. E. Heinemann, 1965. Softback illustrated covers. This is a limited edition of 368 signed copies. This copy is # 117, with the translator's, author's and illustrator's signatures to the colophon. From Volume 63 of Queen's Quarterly. Text in English and French (bilingual edition). Illustrated by Marie Koehler. Translated by Germaine Gabélier. 72 pages. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches). Queen's Quarterly is a Canadian quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal of cultural studies that was established in 1893.

    Condition: Covers are lightly rubbed, otherwise in a very good condition.

    Book ID: 2646
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