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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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  • Amelia. by FIELDING, Henry
    FIELDING, Henry
    Amelia. In four volumes.

    London: Harrison and Co, 1780. First Thus (Harrison & Co. edition). Four volumes bound as one. In quarter leather with mottled brown card boards. Contemporary titles and gilt rules to the spine. The binding is in good, sound condition, with a little bumping and rubbing only. Frontispiece and a further four engraved plates (five in total). Internally clean and tidy throughout, in very good condition. iv, 299 pages. 230 x 140 mm (9 x 5½ inches).

    Book ID: 3340
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  • Domnine by ARÈNE, Paul
    ARÈNE, Paul
    Domnine

    Paris: Ernest Flammarion, 1894. First edition. Burgundy half morocco, with green felt covered boards. Gilt titles and device to the spine. A touch of rubbing to the edges of the boards and spine only. marbled end papers. ex libris of Canapé and Goriez. to the recto of the end paper. Original pale green soft covers are bound in to front and rear. The book block is clean and tidy, with a little darkening consistent with age. A very nice copy. 307 pages. 180 by 120mm (7 by 4¾ inches).
    Published in 1894, two years before the death of the writer, Domnine is the last work of Paul Arène, written in Antibes where he had retired and where he died…

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    Paris: Ernest Flammarion, 1894. First edition. Burgundy half morocco, with green felt covered boards. Gilt titles and device to the spine. A touch of rubbing to the edges of the boards and spine only. marbled end papers. ex libris of Canapé and Goriez. to the recto of the end paper. Original pale green soft covers are bound in to front and rear. The book block is clean and tidy, with a little darkening consistent with age. A very nice copy. 307 pages. 180 by 120mm (7 by 4¾ inches).
    Published in 1894, two years before the death of the writer, Domnine is the last work of Paul Arène, written in Antibes where he had retired and where he died in 1896. We find, in this novel, again all the charm and originality of Provence celebrated through his works. Arène plunges us into a passionate and tumultuous love story. The story revolves around the eponymous character, Domnine, a young woman of bewitching beauty and strong character. She is courted by many men, but her heart belongs to a young man called Raymond. However, their love is put to the test by the obstacles and intrigues that threaten their happiness.
    Paul Arène (1843-1896), born in Sisteron, had a degree in philosophy and was a secondary school teacher; he opted for Paris, journalism and literature. There he met Alphonse Daudet and played a major role in the writing of Lettres de mon Moulin. He served as a captain in the 1870 war. After 1870, he published a number of plays, poems and stories. His "Provençal" works, which have almost single-handedly passed into posterity and have remained popular ever since, are particularly noteworthy: La Chèvre d'Or, La Gueuse parfumée, les Contes de Provence, le Midi bouge, etc.

    . Première édition. Demi-maroquin bordeaux, plats recouverts de feutre vert. Les titres et l'ornementation du dos sont dorés. Un peu de frottement sur les bords des planches et du dos seulement. Papiers de fin marbrés. Ex libris de Canapé et Goriez. au recto du papier de fin. Les couvertures souples d'origine vert pâle sont reliées à l'avant et à l'arrière. Le corps du livre est propre et bien rangé, avec un léger assombrissement dû à l'âge. Un très bel exemplaire. 307 pages. 180 x 120 mm.
    Publié en 1894, deux ans avant la mort de l'écrivain, Domnine est le dernier ouvrage de Paul Arène, écrit à Antibes où il s'était retiré et où il mourut en 1896. On retrouve, dans ce roman, tout le charme et l'originalité de la Provence célébrée à travers ses oeuvres. Arène nous plonge dans une histoire d'amour passionnée et tumultueuse. L'histoire tourne autour du personnage éponyme, Domnine, une jeune femme à la beauté envoûtante et au caractère bien trempé. Elle est courtisée par de nombreux hommes, mais son cœur appartient à un jeune homme, Raymond. Mais leur amour est mis à l'épreuve par les obstacles et les intrigues qui menacent leur bonheur.
    Paul Arène (1843-1896), né à Sisteron, licencié en philosophie et professeur de lycée, choisit Paris, le journalisme et la littérature. Il y rencontre Alphonse Daudet et joue un rôle important dans la rédaction des Lettres de mon Moulin. Il sert comme capitaine pendant la guerre de 1870. Après 1870, il publie un certain nombre de pièces de théâtre, de poèmes et de récits. Ses œuvres "provençales", passées presque seules à la postérité et restées populaires depuis, sont particulièrement remarquables : La Chèvre d'Or, La Gueuse parfumée, les Contes de Provence, le Midi bouge, etc.

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  • Jérome Paturot à la recherche d'une position sociale. by REYBAUD, Louis
    REYBAUD, Louis
    Jérome Paturot à la recherche d'une position sociale. Édition illustrée p. J.-J.Grandville.

    Pairs: Dubochet, Le Chevalier, 1846. First edition in original cloth. A very nice example of this work, with 32 full page illustrations by Grandville and numerous (200) vignettes in the text. Cloth decorated with gilt detail, titles and decoration. Front design (an armourial crest) is also coloured in red and blue. Good condition, with just a little handing and fading to the boards. No significant damage. Yellow end papers. Pages a clean, with a little foxing / darkening only. Overall a very nice example. All edges gilt. Tissue guards over the full page engravings. Louis Reybaud (1799-1879), a French economist, journalist, man of letters and politician. This work is a satirical novel, "One of the best productions of Grandville"…

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    Pairs: Dubochet, Le Chevalier, 1846. First edition in original cloth. A very nice example of this work, with 32 full page illustrations by Grandville and numerous (200) vignettes in the text. Cloth decorated with gilt detail, titles and decoration. Front design (an armourial crest) is also coloured in red and blue. Good condition, with just a little handing and fading to the boards. No significant damage. Yellow end papers. Pages a clean, with a little foxing / darkening only. Overall a very nice example. All edges gilt. Tissue guards over the full page engravings. Louis Reybaud (1799-1879), a French economist, journalist, man of letters and politician. This work is a satirical novel, "One of the best productions of Grandville" (Carteret). [vi], 460. pp. 280 by 195mm (11 by 7¾ inches).

    . Première édition en toile d'origine. Un très bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage, avec 32 illustrations à pleine page de Grandville et de nombreuses (200) vignettes dans le texte. La toile est décorée de détails, de titres et de décorations dorés. Le motif du frontispice (un écusson armorié) est également coloré en rouge et bleu. Bon état, avec juste un peu de manipulation et de décoloration sur les planches. Pas de dommages importants. Papiers de garde jaunes. Les pages sont propres, avec seulement quelques rousseurs / noircissements. Dans l'ensemble, un très bel exemplaire. Toutes les tranches sont dorées. Les gravures pleine page sont protégées par des gardes de tissus. Louis Reybaud (1799-1879), économiste, journaliste, homme de lettres et homme politique français. Cet ouvrage est un roman satirique, "une des meilleures productions de Grandville" (Carteret). [vi], 460. pp. 280 par 195mm (11 par 7¾ inches).

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  • Set of five Sporting Novels with hand coloured illustrations by John Leech by SURTEES, R. S.
    SURTEES, R. S.
    Set of five Sporting Novels with hand coloured illustrations by John Leech Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour / Handley Cross / Ask Mama / Plain or Ringlets / Mr Romford's Hounds

    London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co, 1853. A lovely collection of these Sporting novels, 80 hand coloured illustrations (plus a further 4 unlisted but hand coloured title vignettes). Uniform half morocco with patterned cloth boards. Gilt titles and decorations to spine. The bindings are in very good condition, with a little unobtrusive rubbing only. Internally, the books are all in good, clean condition. The hand coloured plates are attractive, with a little intermittent foxing only. A very nice group of Victorian illustrated hunting books. Unsure of edition, but from the titles listed to title pages, it would seem that these are all later editions.

    Each of the works is complete, with all illustrations as called for: Mr Sponge's Sporting…

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    London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co, 1853. A lovely collection of these Sporting novels, 80 hand coloured illustrations (plus a further 4 unlisted but hand coloured title vignettes). Uniform half morocco with patterned cloth boards. Gilt titles and decorations to spine. The bindings are in very good condition, with a little unobtrusive rubbing only. Internally, the books are all in good, clean condition. The hand coloured plates are attractive, with a little intermittent foxing only. A very nice group of Victorian illustrated hunting books. Unsure of edition, but from the titles listed to title pages, it would seem that these are all later editions.

    Each of the works is complete, with all illustrations as called for: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour (1853). 13 coloured illustrations. xii, 408. pp.; Handley Cross (1854). 17 coloured illustrations. x, 550. One plate (p 407) has been trimmed so as to be smaller than the page (although still outside the image). Ask Mama (1858). 13 coloured illustrations, xii, 412, pp; Plain or Ringlets (1860). 13 coloured illustrations. x, 406. pp (nb. One of the list of coloured plates is for the title vignette. This is not counted in the other volumes); Mr Romford's Hounds (1865). 24 coloured illustrations. viii, 322. pp; 230 by 150mm (9 by 6 inches).

    . Une belle collection de ces romans sportifs, 80 illustrations colorées à la main (plus 4 autres vignettes de titre non répertoriées mais colorées à la main). Demi-maroquin uniforme avec planches en tissu à motifs. Titres et décorations dorés au dos. Les reliures sont en très bon état, avec seulement quelques frottements discrets. A l'intérieur, les livres sont tous en bon état et propres. Les planches colorées à la main sont attrayantes, avec seulement quelques rousseurs intermittentes. Un très bel ensemble de livres de chasse illustrés de l'époque victorienne. L'édition est incertaine, mais d'après les titres listés sur les pages de titre, il semblerait qu'il s'agisse d'éditions plus tardives.

    Chaque ouvrage est complet, avec toutes les illustrations demandées : Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour (1853). 13 illustrations en couleur. xii, 408. pp. ; Handley Cross (1854). 17 illustrations en couleurs. x, 550. Une planche (p 407) a été coupée de façon à être plus petite que la page (tout en restant à l'extérieur de l'image). Ask Mama (1858). 13 illustrations en couleurs, xii, 412, pp ; Plain or Ringlets (1860). 13 illustrations en couleur. x, 406. pp (nb. L'une des planches en couleurs de la liste concerne la vignette de titre. Elle n'est pas comptée dans les autres volumes) ; Mr Romford's Hounds (1865). 24 illustrations en couleurs. viii, 322. pp ; 230 par 150mm

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  • Signed Cheque by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    Signed Cheque

    London: Coutts & Company, 1860. A signed cheque, presented by Charles Dickens, pay to "House" for £5.10.0 drawn against Coutts & Co. Dicken's signature is clear, and has his usual flourish. The cheque is slightly darkened, but in very good condition, and embossed with a "one penny" device over the word "Bearer" The cheque is mounted behind glass, with a gilt border of 22cm x 11.5cm This in turn is within a much larger frame of 41cm x 35.5cm which also holds an attractive engraved portrait of Dickens, and a brass plaque, bearing the title "Charles Dickens 1812-1870." The background is a dark brown felt / baize. To the rear of the frame is a paper label for the Heritage Collectors' Society of Pennsylvania.

    Book ID: 4022
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  • Some essays and passages by John Eglinton; Selected by William Butler Yeats. by EGLINTON, John. [MAGEE W.K.]
    EGLINTON, John. [MAGEE W.K.]
    Some essays and passages by John Eglinton; Selected by William Butler Yeats.

    Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1905. First Edition. One of 200 copies. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo, 56 pages. Quarter cloth and papered boards; spine title label; top edge trimmed, others uncut; covers lightly darkened to the edges and spines. corners slightly bumped; spine label a little tanned and slightly chipped. An attractive copy. Printed in red and black on paper made in Ireland. Published by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats at the house of Evelyn Gleeson in Dundrum. [1], 55, [1] pp. 215 x 150 mm (8½ x 6 inches).

    Elizabeth Corbet Yeats was the sister of W.B. Yeats. She was a founder of Dundrum Press. The press published 11 books. She worked alongside Evelyn Gleeson, an English embroiderer. Relations were…

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    Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1905. First Edition. One of 200 copies. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo, 56 pages. Quarter cloth and papered boards; spine title label; top edge trimmed, others uncut; covers lightly darkened to the edges and spines. corners slightly bumped; spine label a little tanned and slightly chipped. An attractive copy. Printed in red and black on paper made in Ireland. Published by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats at the house of Evelyn Gleeson in Dundrum. [1], 55, [1] pp. 215 x 150 mm (8½ x 6 inches).

    Elizabeth Corbet Yeats was the sister of W.B. Yeats. She was a founder of Dundrum Press. The press published 11 books. She worked alongside Evelyn Gleeson, an English embroiderer. Relations were strained, and the press ended in 1908. Elizabeth (known as Lolly) went on to found Cuala Press with W.B. Gleeson continued Dun Emer after the split, and after her death it continued until 1964.

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  • The Catholic Crusoe; by ANDERDON, W[illiam]. H[enry].
    ANDERDON, W[illiam]. H[enry].
    The Catholic Crusoe; Adventures of Owen Evans, Set Ashore on a Desolate Island 1739.

    Edition: Reprint

    London: Burns and Oates, 1889. Ninth Edition. Original red cloth gilt, spine faded, covers with a couple of small marks, book-label of Syon Abbey, Devon. First issued in 1863 by Fowler of Dublin; one copy on Copac, at Trinity College Dublin, is listed under the name of Anderson, with the note that it was later published as "The Catholic Crusoe". The Bodleian copy states that Anderdon was the author; other copies give the authorship to Owen Evans [pseud.]. There is no copy recorded as this one. xi, (i), 371, (i), 16 pp. Catalogue, Frontispiece and 11 wood-engraved plates.

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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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  • The Dramatic Works of John Wilson. With Prefatory Memoir, Introductions, and Notes. by WILSON, John
    WILSON, John
    The Dramatic Works of John Wilson. With Prefatory Memoir, Introductions, and Notes.

    Edinburgh / London: William Paterson / H. Sotheran & Co, 1874. First edition. Limited edition printed for subscribers only. 1/450 on small paper. Hardback in cream cloth covered boards. Paper label to spine, as produced. Boards are now darkened, and rubbed, with some soiling to label. Contents are clean apart from some light foxing to prelims. A few pages remain uncut. Overall good. John Wilson was an English playwright, lawyer, and one time Recorder of Londonderry. His play The Cheats - included in this volume - was one of the first produced after the Restoration. This was staged in 1663. Also included here are: Andronicus Commenius, The Projectors, and Belphegor. xvi, 401 pp. 210 x 130 mm (8¼ x…

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    Edinburgh / London: William Paterson / H. Sotheran & Co, 1874. First edition. Limited edition printed for subscribers only. 1/450 on small paper. Hardback in cream cloth covered boards. Paper label to spine, as produced. Boards are now darkened, and rubbed, with some soiling to label. Contents are clean apart from some light foxing to prelims. A few pages remain uncut. Overall good. John Wilson was an English playwright, lawyer, and one time Recorder of Londonderry. His play The Cheats - included in this volume - was one of the first produced after the Restoration. This was staged in 1663. Also included here are: Andronicus Commenius, The Projectors, and Belphegor. xvi, 401 pp. 210 x 130 mm (8¼ x 5 inches).

    . Première édition. Édition limitée imprimée pour les seuls abonnés. 1/450 sur petit papier. Reliure cartonnée en cartons recouverts de tissu crème. Étiquette en papier au dos, telle qu'elle a été produite. Les plats sont maintenant assombris et frottés, avec quelques salissures sur l'étiquette. Le contenu est propre, à l'exception d'une légère rousseur sur les pages préliminaires. Quelques pages ne sont pas coupées. Bon état général. John Wilson était un dramaturge anglais, un avocat et un ancien Recorder of Londonderry. Sa pièce The Cheats - incluse dans ce volume - fut l'une des premières produites après la Restauration. Elle a été jouée en 1663. Sont également inclus dans ce volume : Andronicus Commenius, The Projectors, et Belphegor. xvi, 401 pp. 210 x 130 mm

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  • Lovely copy owned by the financier who built Mar-a-Lago (no not that one)
    Tom Raw, The Griffin: A Burlesque Poem, In Twelve Cantos: Illustrated by Twenty-Five Engravings by [D'OYLY, Charles]
    [D'OYLY, Charles]
    Tom Raw, The Griffin: A Burlesque Poem, In Twelve Cantos: Illustrated by Twenty-Five Engravings Descriptive of the Adventures of a Cadet in the East India Company's Service...

    London: R. Ackermann, 1828. A lovely copy of this first edition in the original orange blind stamped publisher's cloth. Binding is clean,, with a little bumping to the corners. Gilt to the spine is bright, but a little rubbed to the image of Tom himself. There is a small nick / loss to the head of the spine, and a small splash of water (?) damage to the front board, otherwise excellent. Owner's bookplate to the inside front board for Edward Francis Hutton.* Internally the book is in very good condition, with a little darkening to the page edges only. A few minor foxing spots. The hand coloured lithographs are in excellent condition. There is an interesting 10 page…

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    London: R. Ackermann, 1828. A lovely copy of this first edition in the original orange blind stamped publisher's cloth. Binding is clean,, with a little bumping to the corners. Gilt to the spine is bright, but a little rubbed to the image of Tom himself. There is a small nick / loss to the head of the spine, and a small splash of water (?) damage to the front board, otherwise excellent. Owner's bookplate to the inside front board for Edward Francis Hutton.* Internally the book is in very good condition, with a little darkening to the page edges only. A few minor foxing spots. The hand coloured lithographs are in excellent condition. There is an interesting 10 page catalogue for Ackermann books to the rear (no other copies available seem to have this). Illustrations are: Tom Raw forwarded to head quarters -- Tom Raw crossing the line -- Tom Raw at the Cape of Good Hope -- Tom Raw presents letters of introduction -- Tom Raw between smoke & fire -- Tom Raw treats Lucy to a ride -- Tom Raw rather awkward at the dance -- Tom Raw sits for his portrait -- Tom Raw's misfortune at the ball -- Tom Raw mistakes a French milliner for a Hindoo goddess -- Tom Raw at a Hindoo entertainment -- Tom Raw rejects the embraces of the Nabob of Bengal -- Tom Raw brought face to face with the enemy -- Tom Raw mounts an elephant for the first time -- The Royal Hindoo Hunt -- The ferocity of the tiger -- Tom Raw in danger -- Tom Raw carried up the country -- Tom Raw gets introduced to his colonel -- Tom Raw gains the victory -- Tom Raw in the midst of difficulties -- Tom Raw on Short Commons -- Tom Raw disappointed at hearing the will read -- Tom Raw wounded -- Tom Raw obtains a staff appointment. 1 preliminary leaf, vii pages, 1 leaf, 326, 10. pages. 25 color plates (including frontispiece). Conforms to OCLC: 6590620. (but with additional 10 pages of adverts). 260 by 170mm (10¼ by 6¾ inches). * Edward Francis Hutton (1875-1962), the noted American Financier and co-founder of E. F. Hutton & Co. with his brother. His daughter was the American actress and philanthropist Dina Merrill. He was uncle to Barbara Hutton, dubbed "The poor little rich girl" during the depression. He was passionate about yachts, and one figures prominently on his bookplate. Of interest today, he built the 127 room Mar-a-lago as a winter residence in 1927. Donated to the nation on his wife's death in 1973, it was later acquired by Donald Trump, and proved temporarily useful for storing state secrets (allegedly).

    . Un bel exemplaire de cette première édition dans la toile d'origine de l'éditeur estampillée à l'aveugle en orange. La reliure est propre, les coins sont un peu abîmés. La dorure du dos est brillante, mais un peu frottée sur l'image de Tom lui-même. Il y a une petite entaille / perte à la tête du dos, et une petite éclaboussure d'eau ( ?) sur la planche avant, autrement excellent. L'intérieur du livre est en très bon état, avec un peu de noircissement sur les bords des pages seulement. Quelques petites rousseurs. Les lithographies colorées à la main sont en excellent état. Un intéressant catalogue de 10 pages pour les livres d'Ackermann se trouve à la fin de l'ouvrage (aucun autre exemplaire disponible ne semble l'avoir). Les illustrations sont : Tom Raw envoyé au quartier général -- Tom Raw franchit la ligne -- Tom Raw au Cap de Bonne Espérance -- Tom Raw présente des lettres d'introduction -- Tom Raw entre la fumée et le feu -- Tom Raw invite Lucy à faire un tour -- Tom Raw plutôt maladroit au bal -- Tom Raw pose pour son portrait -- La malchance de Tom Raw au bal -- Tom Raw confond une modiste française avec une déesse hindoue -- Tom Raw à un spectacle hindou -- Tom Raw rejette les étreintes du Nabob du Bengale - - Tom Raw face à l'ennemi -- Tom Raw monte pour la première fois sur un éléphant -- La chasse royale hindoue -- La férocité du tigre -- Tom Raw en danger -- Tom Raw transporté dans le pays -- Tom Raw est présenté à son colonel -- Tom Raw remporte la victoire -- Tom Raw au milieu des difficultés -- Tom Raw sur Short Commons -- Tom Raw déçu d'entendre la lecture du testament -- Tom Raw blessé -- Tom Raw obtient une nomination à l'état-major. 1 feuillet préliminaire, vii pages, 1 feuillet, 326, 10. pages. 25 planches en couleurs (dont le frontispice). Conforme à OCLC : 6590620. (mais avec 10 pages de publicité supplémentaires). 260 par 170mm (10¼ par 6¾ pouces). * Edward Francis Hutton (1875-1962), célèbre financier américain et cofondateur de E. F. Hutton & Co. avec son frère. Sa fille était l'actrice américaine et philanthrope Dina Merrill. Il était l'oncle de Barbara Hutton, surnommée "la pauvre petite fille riche" pendant la dépression. Il était passionné par les yachts, et l'un d'entre eux figure en bonne place sur son ex-libris. Ce qui nous intéresse aujourd'hui, c'est qu'il a construit en 1927 le Mar-a-lago de 127 pièces pour en faire sa résidence d'hiver. Donné à la nation à la mort de sa femme en 1973, il a ensuite été acquis par Donald Trump et s'est avéré temporairement utile pour stocker des secrets d'État (prétendument).

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