AUSTEN. JANE. ; Brock. C. E. & Thomson. Hugh. illustrate.
THE NOVELS. Five Volumes; Sense and Sensibility. - Pride and Prejudice. - Mansfield Park. - Emma. - Northanger Abbey/Persuasion.
Macmillan and co. Ltd. London. 1950-52. FIVE VOLUMES. ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS. 8vo. (7 x 4.7 inches). The Macmillan pocket edition. Pride and prejudice Illustrated with 40 full page mono plates by Charles E. Brock. The other 4 volumes each illustrated with 40 full page mono plates by Hugh Thomson. Together 200... Item #9935
BREWER. E. COBHAM. Rev.; .
DICTIONARY OF PHRASE AND FABLE. Giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell. --- To which is added, A Concise Bibliography of English Literature.
Cassell and Company, Limited. London.,1907. TWO VOLUMES. Reprint. 113th Thousand. Originally published in 1870 and revised by Brewer in 1896. A bright and clean set in fine early leather bindings by Bickers and Son of London. Half brown calf. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments double ruled... Item #7806
CHEYNEY. PETER.; .
Collins. London.,1946. FIRST EDITION. Signed & numbered Limited Edition. One of only 250 copies of the Special Edition to mark the Authors 25th novel published by Collins within ten years. This copy is number 48 and is inscribed to "Jack" on the limitation page above Cheyney's signature. Full page mono... Item #7206
CLARKE. JOHN COOPER. ; Maguire. Steve. Illustrates.
Arena. Published by Arrow books. London. 1983. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.6 x 5 inches). Paperback. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings by Steve Maguire. A very good copy with some minor rubbing to the edges but generally bright and tight. ---- With; A folder containing five A4 typescript and... Item #8195
COOPER. JAMES FENIMORE.; Published Anonymously.
Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. London.,1831. FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. 8vo. (7.7 x 5 inches). Some minor foxing, mostly to the endpapers but also the first four printed leaves of the first volume, otherwise a bright, clean set with Half titles present. Finely bound in attractive 19th century half green... Item #7957
The Studio, Limited. London. 1924. FIRST EDITION. 4to. ( 11.7 x 9.3 inches). vii, 31pp Illustrated with 96 plates, 16 of them in colour. Very likely the Author's own copy with his name and address, in Chelsea, London, written on the rear pastedown endpaper. Other previous owner's Armorial bookplate on... Item #8653
DETMOLD. E. J.; .
TWENTY FOUR NATURE PICTURES BY E. J. DETMOLD. Produced in facsimile. Edition of First Proofs limited to 500 copies and signed by the artist.
J. M. Dent & Sons Limited.London.,1919. TWENTY FOUR FINE FULL COLOUR PLATES BY DETMOLD. Each mounted onto card with a printed border and protected with a tissue guard. The title of each picture printed on the guard in brown ink. The colour plates measure 14.9 x 9.6 inches. The card... Item #4171
DOWSON. ERNEST.; Beardsley. Aubrey. Illustrates.
THE POEMS OF ERNEST DOWSON. With a memoir by Arthur Symons. Four illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley and a portrait (frontis) by William Rothenstein.
John Lane, The Bodley Head. London.,1905. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.1 inches). Portrait frontis (from a drawing by Rothenstein), photo portrait of Dowson and initial letter, plus four fine full page illustrations by Beardsley, reproduced from the 1899 edition of The Pierrot of the Minute. Two neat previous owners... Item #7777
DUPPA.R.; DE QUINCY.QUATREMERE.--Hazlitt.William.Translates.
Davnd Bogue.London.,1846. FIRST EDITION WITH HAZLITT TRANSLATION.8vo.vi,474pp.Portrait frontis of Michel Angelo.A very good copy in fine contemporary binding of half tan calf,spine fully gilt.Black label,gilt.Marbled paper on boards and endpapers.All edges marbled.A very good copy.:. Item #6684
ELLIS. The Hon. CHARLOTTE.
THE TRUE AND ROMANTIC HISTORY OF WILLIAM PIGG, ESQUIRE. M. P. FOR HAM(P)SHIRE. Or life's burlesque in black and white, by the Hon. Charlotte Ellis. The poetical accompaniment by the Rev. H. A. Martin, M.A.
Kerby aand Endean. London. 1879. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (10 x 7.7 inches). 80pp. Frontis and 27 full page illustrations, all within decorative border, by Catherine Ellis. A clean fresh copy. Publishers dark blue cloth with gilt and black lettering and full illustration to the front board. Spine lettered in gilt... Item #8645
GILL. ERIC. Illustrates. POWYS. T. F.
Printed by Henry Hill Limited, for Douglas Cleverdon. Bristol. 1930. LIMITED EDITION. 8vo. (8.2 x 5.2 inches). One of 350 copies, numbered and signed by Powys. Publishers green and white decorative paper covered boards with black buckram spine, lettered in gilt. A fine copy with the original prospectus loosely inserted... Item #8894
GOODALL. JOHN STRICKLAND.
MANUSCRIPT MAQUETTE FOR THE BOOK, CREEPY CASTLE. Together with a smaller manuscript book proposal and the US first edition.
Macmillan. London. 1975. The original manuscript maquette of Goodall's wordless picture book, Creepy Castle, which would be published in 1975 by Macmillan in London and Atheneum in New York. 2 pen and watercolour manuscripts, 1 oblong octavo (190 x 140 mm) and 1 square octavo (135 x 126 mm). Volume... Item #9255
Joannis Baskerville. Birminghamiae. 1762. FIRST BASKERVILLE EDITION. 6mo. (6.3 x 3.7 inches). viii,300, Errata leaf, Publishers advert leaf. Engraved frontis and title page. A bright clean copy in a fine contemporary leather binding of full red sheep. Spine with raised bands, each with diagonal gilt lines. Compartments fully decorated with... Item #8504
Hogarth Press. London. 1939. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.4 x 5 inches). One small and faint mark to one page otherwise a very good bright copy finely bound in recent full black morocco leather. The spine has five raised bands, the compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border... Item #8792
Shakespeare and Company. Paris. 1927. FIRST EDITION. 16mo. (4.9 x 3.8 inches). Errata slip still present. Original light green paper covered boards, lettered in green. Boards are a little toned but still this is an excellent copy without any chipping to the fragile spine as found on so many copies. Item #9172
KINGSLEY. CHARLES.; Willcox Smith. Jessie. Illustrates.
Hodder and Stoughton Limited for Boots Pure Drug Co. Ltd, Nottingham. 1929. Reprint by Boots the Chemist. 4to. (10.1 x 8 inches). Near fine copy, beautifully illustrated with 12 full colour, tipped in plates, each with a printed tissue guard. Scores of wonderful line illustrations throughout text. Original dark green... Item #7785
Robert John Bush. London. 1877. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.1 x 6.7). Illustrated by Lear to accompany ten nonsense songs plus one alphabet of full page plates and another with just decorative initial letters, and ten full page botanical plates. 4 pages of publishers adverts at the rear. A handful of... Item #9726
LEWIS. C. S.; BAYNES. PAULINE. Illustrates.
Geoffrey Bles. London.,1956. EARLY REPRINT. Third printing. Orginally published in the same format in 1950. 8vo. (8 x 5.5 inches). Illustrated with full colour frontis & several line drawings throughout the text, some full page, by Pauline Baynes. A fine copy in a fine leather binding of recent full dark... Item #8136
ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. Excluding Drama.The completeion of The Clark Lectures,Trinity College,Cambridge 1944.Volume three in the Oxford History of English Literature series.Edited by F.P.Wilson and Bonamy Dobree.
Oxford,at the Clarendon Press.London.,1954. FIRST EDITION.Large 8vo.viii,696pp.Some light foxing to the blank endpapers otherwise near fine copy in publishers dark blue cloth,lettered and ruled in gilt,with the gilt publishers emblem at the bottom of the spine.In the original dustwrapper lettered in light blue and brown.Overall a near fine bright clean... Item #6905
MILLIGAN. SPIKE.; .
Dennis Dobson. London.,1959. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (9.4 x 6.5 inches). Line drawings throughout by Milligan. Very good copy with some offsetting on the free endpapers. A near to very good illustrated dustwrapper with a bit of wear to edges, some darkening and some minor chipping to the top and bottom... Item #8068
MILNE. A. A.
Methuen & co. London. 1926. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Illustrated throughout with line drawings by E. H. Shepard. Previous owners neat pencil inscription on front endpaper. A very good bright copy in original green cloth, decorated with gilt illustration to front board. Spine ruled and lettered in Gilt. Top edge gilt... Item #9703
O'DUFFY. EIMAR.; .
Martin Lester, Limited. Dublin., 1919. FIRST EDITION. Very good copy in publishers green cloth, spine lettered in black. With the extremely rare original colour illustrated dustwrapper. Front panel with illustration by Matthew W. Barry. Spine, which is a bit dulled, lettered in green (price 7/- net). Rear panel with publishers... Item #5629
ORPEN. Sir. WILLIAM.; .
Williams and Norgate. London.,1921. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo.(10.2 x 7.8 inches). Illustrated with 96 plates. Publishers original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Binding a bit rubbed and bumped but overall sound and the gilt still bright. This copy has a full page original ink self... Item #6614
PHILLIPS. SAMUEL. Collects.
ESSAYS FROM THE LONDON TIMES. A collection of personal and historical sketches. First and Second series.
D. Appleton & Company. New York. 1852. FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. 8vo. (6.8 x 4.7 inches). 301 & 261pp. Issued in Appleton's popular Library series. Neat previous owners inscription on the title page of volume one and later neat inscriptions, dated 1943, on the front blank endpapers of both volumes... Item #9327
RACKHAM. ARTHUR. Illustrates.; WAGNER. RICHARD.
William Heinemann. London.,1911. FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. 4to.(10.1 x 7.7 inches). Colour frontis and twenty nine colour plates, mounted onto thicker paper and with a printed tissue guard. Publishers tan cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to front board and spine. Illustarted endpapers. Previous owners name stamped onto the front pastedown... Item #7088