Literature & Fiction
A FRENCH LADY. Possible pseudonym of Marin J. George de la Voye.
J. Harris and Son. London. 1823. FIRST EDITION. 12mo. (7 x 4.3 inches). ii, 48, 2pp publishers advert leaf. 12 full page engraved plates with two illustrations on each. Two pages with a few neat notes in black ink otherwise a very good copy in publishers green cloth with printed... Item #9347
Enitharmon Press. London. 2012. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (9.6 x 6.6 inches). One of 100 copies numbered and signed by Abse, from a total edition of just 125 copies. A fine copy in soft cover wraps with marbled paper dustwrapper. Printed paper label on front panel. Fine. Item #9378
Pan Books.London.,1984. FIRST EDITION.Fine copy in fine dustwrapper with changing picture of Dinosaur and Wulrus on front panel.Nice copy.:. Item #3210
AESOP. : Clarke. H. Translates.
FABULAE AESOPI Selectae, or, Select FABLES OF AESOP. With an English Translation, more literal than any yet extant. Designed for the readier instruction of beginners in the Latin Tongue. The first Boston Edition, from a copy of the latest Edition pri
Samuel Hall. Boston. U. S. A 1787. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of Clarke's translation and the first edition published in America with text in both Latin and English. Small 4to. (7.3 x 5 inches). 11, 154pp. Some browning to a few leaves but generally a bright and clean copy in an... Item #8843
AESOP. ; L'ESTRANGE, SIR ROGER.
Printed for R. Sare, T. Sawbridge, B. Took, M. Gillyflower, A.&J. Churchill, and J. Hindmarsh. London. 1692. FIRST L'ESTRANGE EDITION. Tall Quarto. (13 x 8.5 inches). Erratic pagination, but the text is complete. --- Portrait frontis of L'estrange, by Roger White after Geoffrey Kneller, Title page, viii (Preface), viii (Alphabetical... Item #9620
John Lane The Bodley Head.London.,1924. FIRST EDITION.Some foxing to fore edge otherwise a very good copy in original dustwrapper which has some light rubbing to edges and a few small closed tears to top of spine.Overall a very good copy.:. Item #3610
ESSAYS ON SONG WRITING. With a collection of such English Songs as are most eminent for poetical merit.A new edition with additions and corrections and a supplement.
R.H.Evans.London.,1810. New edition,The first Evans edition.8vo.(7.7 x5.2 inches).xxviii,352pp.A very good copy in early half tan calf,spine with raised bands,each decorated with gilt floral role.Compartments ruled and decorated in gilt.Black label,gilt.Marbled paper on boards.Marbled endpapers.Previous owners bookplate on front paste down.All edges marbled.A very good copy in a fine nineteenth century... Item #6532
AL-YAZDI. HAJI ABDU. Pseudonym of.; BURTON. Sir RICHARD Francis.
THE KASIDAH. Couplets, od Haji Abdu Al-Yazdi. A lay of the Higher law. Translated and annotated by his friend and Pupil, F. B.
H. S. Nichols and Co. London.,1894. LIMITED EDITION. Number 5 of only 100 copies. 4to.(10.5 x 8.8 inches). Printed on unbleached Arnold paper. Preface by Lady Burton. Text printed on one side of the page only. Notes and annotations by Burton himself, under the pseudonym F. B (Frank Baker-Frank as... Item #6210
Victor Gollancz Ltd. London. 1966. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Signed by the Author on the title page. A near fine copy with some light offsetting to the free endpapers from the dustwrapper and a few minor faint marks to the boards. In the publishers colour illustrated dustwrapper, designed by Raymond Hawkey... Item #8437
ANDERSON. ANNE. Illustrates.
George G. Harrap & Co. London. ND. . FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (11.1 x 8.8 inches). Illustrated with 8 full page colour plates and dozens of line drawings throughout the text by Anderson. A little browning to the blank endpapers otherwise a very good, clean copy in the publishers green... Item #8211
ANON. (KEAT. Miss. Attributed to).
Dickinson and Son. London. 1842. FIRST, AND ONLY, EDITION. Oblong 8vo. (8.8 x 5.6 inches). Title, 2pp text, 12 full page tinted litho satirical plates illustrating "complaints" of the behaviour of children or parents, each with a leaf of humorous text opposite. The Plates with a little foxing but generally... Item #8644
A Hue and Cry After Part of a Pack of Hounds, Which broke out of Their Kennel in Westminster. To which is added, Modern Characters, By another Hand.
Printed for F. Style. London.,1739. FIRST, AND ONLY, EDITION. 8vo. Front wrapper, ii,28pp. Lacking the half title but with the rare printed front wrapper (showing the price of Six Pence) laid down and bound in. Text complete. Top edge of pages have been cut and gilded, the others are untrimmed... Item #7194
Parry and Co. London. 1852. FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. 8vo. (7.2 x 4.4 inches). Title,299; Title,318; Title,312pp. Library stamps of South African Public Library on first and last pages of text. Previous librarians note "Title entry" in red ink to the title page of volume one. A few creases to... Item #7540
ANTHONY. PIERS.; .
Macdonald Science Fiction. London.,1970. FIRST U.K EDITION. Fine copy in fine dustwrapper.:. Item #7195
ARABIAN NIGHTS. ; BURTON. Sir RICHARD. Translates.
THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights entertainments.
Privately printed by the Burton Club. circa 1900. 17 VOLUMES. Complete. LIMITED EDITION. Number 900 of 1000 sets. Finely bound in recent half dark green morocco. Spines with light green and red labels, gilt. Spine compartments decorated and ruled in gilt. Green cloth on boards. Top edges gilt. A lovely... Item #5505
Macmillan and Co, Limited. London. 1902. Reprint. Small 8vo. (6.1 x 4.2 inches). Neatly hand written in ink on the last six blank leaves at the end of the book, is all of Arnold's poem, The buried life, otherwise a fine and clean copy throughout. Finely bound by Riviere in... Item #9871
AUDEN. W. H. Selects and Introduces.
Cassell and Company Ltd. London. 1972. FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo. A fine and bright copy in a bright, clean near fine price clipped dustwrappper with just a hint of darkening to the spine. A selection of the writings of Soren Kierkegaard with an introductory essay by Auden. Item #9820
AUDEN. W. H.; .
Faber & Faber. London.,1933. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 5.7 inches). 38pp. Fine copy, finely bound in recent full dark green calf, flat spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Single ruled gilt border on boards. Top edge gilt. :. Item #7361
AUDEN. W. H.; .
Faber. London.,1972. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Fine copy, with Sotheran's small paper label on front pastedown, in a fine dustwrappper.:. Item #7662
THE COMPLETE NOVELS. Sense and Sensibility. - Pride and Prejudice. - Mansfield Park. - Emma. - Northanger Abbey & Persuasion. With an introduction by J. C. Squire.
William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1932. REPRINT OF 1928 ONE VOLUME EDITION. xviii, 1421pp. Large 8vo. (8.7 x 5.8 inches). Some very light spotting to both sets of blank free endpapers, otherwise a fine bright copy in near fine, early full blue calf binding by Riviere. Spine with five raised bands... Item #9719
THE COMPLETE NOVELS. Sense and Sensibility/Pride and Prejudice/Mansfield Park/Emma/Northanger Abbey/Persuasion. With an introduction by J. C. Squire.
Heinemann. Ltd. London. 1928. FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION. Octavo. xviii,1421pp. Small stain to the very top of the first few leaves otherwise a clean copy which has been finely bound in recent full tan Morocco. Spine with five raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt. Burgundy title label, gilt. Single gilt... Item #9613
Richard Bentley & Son. London. 1882. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.3 inches). Illustrated frontis engraving by Pickering. Finely bound in recent full tan morocco, spine with five raised bands, compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Red title label, gilt. Gilt chain and dot design border on boards. Top edge gilt... Item #8513
The Zodiac Press. London. 1975. 8vo. Fine copy bound in fine half blue calf. Spine with raised bands. The compartments lettered and decorated in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Plain white endpapers with a neat previous owners bookplate on the front paste down. Binding is unsigned but obviously from a.... Item #8633
G. Routledge and Co. London. 1857. First printing of the Railway Library edition. 8vo. (6.6 x 4.3 inches). Finely bound, without half title, in contemporary half dark red calf, raised bands. Compartments ruled and decorated in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to the spine hinges and... Item #8658
G. Routledge and Co. London. 1857. First printing of the Railway Library edition. 8vo. (6.4 x 4.2 inches). Finely bound, without half title, in contemporary half black calf. The spine is ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Plain white endpapers. Previous owners neat name and address... Item #8921