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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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    Book ID: 3958
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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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    Book ID: 3713
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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.

    Book ID: 1040
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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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