pre first world war

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  • Category = pre first world war
  • Very nice copy of this limited fine press work
    The Race of Leaves by FIELD, Michael
    FIELD, Michael
    The Race of Leaves

    London: The Ballantyne Press / Hacon & Ricketts / John Lane, 1901. First edition. A lovely copy of this pseudonymous work. One of 290 copies (Edition limited to 290 unnumbered copies, including 10 on vellum, we offer one of the 280 on Arnold's handmade paper). Green buckram spine, with paper covered boards. The paper shows leaves blowing in the wind. Slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. The paper label is a little rubbed and darkened, but still legible. Externally very good overall. Inside, the book is an immaculate copy, with fractional foxing to the initial pages, and a touch of darkening to the front and rear end papers, otherwise spotless. Opening with a nice ornamented…

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    London: The Ballantyne Press / Hacon & Ricketts / John Lane, 1901. First edition. A lovely copy of this pseudonymous work. One of 290 copies (Edition limited to 290 unnumbered copies, including 10 on vellum, we offer one of the 280 on Arnold's handmade paper). Green buckram spine, with paper covered boards. The paper shows leaves blowing in the wind. Slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. The paper label is a little rubbed and darkened, but still legible. Externally very good overall. Inside, the book is an immaculate copy, with fractional foxing to the initial pages, and a touch of darkening to the front and rear end papers, otherwise spotless. Opening with a nice ornamented border in black figuring on top Janus, on left the medal of Comodus, and the Amazon and her moon-shaped shield, and below the Nemean lion's skin and Herakles' mace. Illustrations (including the paper boards) are by Charles Ricketts. Michael Field was a pseudonym used for the poetry and verse drama of the English authors Katherine Harris Bradley and her niece and ward Edith Emma Cooper. Although they had intended to remain anonymous, their identity became well known. Although published second, this work is intended as the first in the "Roman Trilogy" which recounts the downfall of Commodus. Ref. Watry B31. - Ransom, Vale Press, 31. - Tomkinson, Vale Press, 31. 88 / LXXXVII pages. (numbered in the book in numerals). 240 by 155mm (9½ by 6 inches).

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    Book ID: 4244
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  • Emblems, Divine and Moral: together with Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man [bound with] The School of the Heart, or The Heart. by QUARLES, Francis
    QUARLES, Francis
    Emblems, Divine and Moral: together with Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man [bound with] The School of the Heart, or The Heart.

    Bristol: Joseph Lansdown & John Mills, 1808. A lovely example of an English Emblem book. Second Lansdown and Mills edition, following the first of 1806. Two works bound as one. Simple half blue leather with dark cloth boards and gilt titles to the spine. The binding is neat, and clean with a couple of marks only. Owner's name and date to the end paper of each title. Emblems moral and divine has a frontis portrait of Quarles, an engraved title, and 79 engraved emblems. Following this (and still part of the the first book) the Heiroglyphics contains 14 plates. Book two - The School of the Heart, has a frontis (the same portrait) engraved title, and 48 plates. Both…

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    Bristol: Joseph Lansdown & John Mills, 1808. A lovely example of an English Emblem book. Second Lansdown and Mills edition, following the first of 1806. Two works bound as one. Simple half blue leather with dark cloth boards and gilt titles to the spine. The binding is neat, and clean with a couple of marks only. Owner's name and date to the end paper of each title. Emblems moral and divine has a frontis portrait of Quarles, an engraved title, and 79 engraved emblems. Following this (and still part of the the first book) the Heiroglyphics contains 14 plates. Book two - The School of the Heart, has a frontis (the same portrait) engraved title, and 48 plates. Both books are complete. A total of 143 engraved plates + 2 engraved titles. The binding is slightly weak in parts (holding well, but with slight cracking). The first frontis is slightly separating, and the front end paper has been supported with archival tape. A few light marks to pages, and general darkening of the pages, but overall a very attractive example. Pagination: [x], 278., [iv], 154, [viii]. pp. The the end are the translations of the Latin mottos from the School of the Heart. 155 x 105 mm (6 x 4¼ inches). Francis Quarles (1592-1644) was an English poet. He is best known for the Emblems.

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    Book ID: 4033
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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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  • 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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  • Signed by the author
    Constance Trescot. by WEIR MITCHELL, S.
    WEIR MITCHELL, S.
    Constance Trescot.

    New York: The Century Co, 1905. Nice clean reprint edition of the novel. Signed by the author with a gift inscription to the Dutch novelist Van Der Poorten Schwartz (Maarten Maartens). Original blue cloth with gilt titles. A touch of handling / bumping to the covers only. Internally clean and tidy with a little foxing to the end papers. 384 pages. 200 by 140 mm (7¾ by 5½ inches).
    "In 1905, Mitchell seemed to take on the challenge of violence set by The Virginian, while teasing out the moral complications it avoided, in his novel Constance Trescot. This work takes a young married couple from New England to Missouri,here named 'the wilder West'. The husband, lawyer Hugh Trescot, is…

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    New York: The Century Co, 1905. Nice clean reprint edition of the novel. Signed by the author with a gift inscription to the Dutch novelist Van Der Poorten Schwartz (Maarten Maartens). Original blue cloth with gilt titles. A touch of handling / bumping to the covers only. Internally clean and tidy with a little foxing to the end papers. 384 pages. 200 by 140 mm (7¾ by 5½ inches).
    "In 1905, Mitchell seemed to take on the challenge of violence set by The Virginian, while teasing out the moral complications it avoided, in his novel Constance Trescot. This work takes a young married couple from New England to Missouri,here named 'the wilder West'. The husband, lawyer Hugh Trescot, is challenged to a duel by the creole villain Greyhurst. Trescot resists the challenge, debating issues of cowardice, violence and honor at some length. Ultimately, however Greyhurst shoots the unarmed Trescot, and he goes unpunished."- Christine Bold ; Constance vows to track down Greyhurst herself, at any cost.

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    Book ID: 2226
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  • The Wife Hunter, by MORIARTY, Denis Ignatius [pseud.]
    MORIARTY, Denis Ignatius [pseud.]
    The Wife Hunter, by the Moriarty Family.

    Philadelphia: E.L. Carey & A. Hart, 1838. First edition. An uncommon Irish novel, written by William J. O'Neill Daunt under the pseudonym Moriarty. Two volumes. ( Red cloth spine, and cream card boards. A little fading to the labels on the spine, and slight rubbing to the boards only. Internally clean and tidy, but the text block is quite darkened. Adverts to the front of Volume 1.
    18), 198, 191 (i). pages. 130 x 100 mm (5 x 4 inches).

    Book ID: 1860
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