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OVID. DRYDEN, GARTH, CROXALL & others [Translators] Metamorphoses: translated from the Latin. [Parts XXIV-XXVI of Sharpe's Edition of Translations from the Greek, Roman, and Italian Poets. Printed at the Stanhope Press. By Whittingham and Rowland.]
J. Sharpe,. 1812. 3 vols., 16mo. (140 x 85mm), pp.175, 188, 212; engraved plate in each volume; a good uncut & partly unopened set in lightly dust-soiled original printed blue wrappers; backstrips worn but largely present, a remarkable survival of this attractive pocket edition in original state. (Book ref. 14767) £35.00
BIJOU, The. or Annual of Literature and the Arts.
William Pickering, [1827 for]. 1828. FIRST EDITION, pp.xiv,319 + 4pp. Pickering catalogue; engraved title with vignette, four head-pieces & 10 full-page plates after Stothard, Lawrence & others; a very good copy in original variant green russet roan-backed printed boards, all edges gilt, sides & extremities rubbed but well preserved. The first issue of Pickering's short-lived annual, contributors include: Coleridge, Lamb, Southey, Scott, Mrs Hemans, Egerton Brydges and the first printing of Blanco White's sonnet 'Night and Death'. Keynes p.53, Porter 81. COLERIDGE, LAMB, SCOTT, & OTHERS (Book ref. 14748) £55.00
SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS. DEFOE, Daniel. Novels and Selected Writings. [In fourteen volumes.]
Oxford: Basil Blackwell Publisher to the Shakespeare Head Press of Stratford-upon-Avon,. 1927. Edition Limited to 750 sets (720 for sale); 14 vols., each c.250pp.; a good set in original blue buckram, top edge gilt, others uncut; backstrips a little faded & rubbed but a sound set of this attractive edition. Ex libris publisher Francis E. Bliss (Ernest Benn). (Book ref. 14682) £185.00
HADFIELD, John [Editor] A Suffolk Garland for the Queen 1961. Plucked and arranged on the occasion of the Royal Progress of Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II through the County of Suffolk.
[East Suffolk County Council,. 1961] FIRST EDITION, pp.168; four colour plates & numerous illustrations in line & half-tone; a very good copy in the celebrated colour dust-wrapper by Carl Giles. Contributors include: Adrian Bell, W.G. Arnott, Benjamin Britten, Bob Roberts, Hammond Innes, Olive Cook, Norman Scarfe, George Ewart Evans, Simon Dewes, Norah Lofts, Francis Meynell. (Book ref. 14613) £8.00
MOSHER, Thomas Bird. BISHOP, Philip R. Thomas Bird Mosher Pirate Prince of Publishers. A Comprehensive Bibliography & Source Guide to The Mosher Books. Reflecting England's National Literature & Design.
Oak Knoll Press & The British Library,. 1998. FIRST EDITION, 4to., pp.xvi,536; illustrations & facsimiles throughout; new in dust-wrapper. Published at £60, this remarkably comprehemsive & wide-ranging account is now available at a bargain price. (Book ref. 14486) £20.00
LUCHET, Jean-Pierre-Louis de. Analyse Raisonnée de la Sagesse de Charron. [In two volumes.]
A Londres [Paris?]. 1789. 2vols., 24mo. (120 x 70mm), pp.222; 264; a nice set of this attractive edition; full polished tan calf, all edges gilt, backstrips gilt, double morocco labels; a little rubbed, small chip at foot of one backstrip but well preserved; neat 'double-wing' contemporary ownership stamp in several margins. Pierre Charron's De La Sagesse was first published in 1601. (Book ref. 14341) £55.00
FOUGERET de MONBRON, Louis-Charles] La Henriade Travestie en vers burlesques.
A Berlin [really Paris]. 1745. FIRST EDITION, pp.(6)155; a very good copy with large margins in contemporary tan calf, gilt, morocco label; upper hinge cracked but secure; 19thC Russian ex libris. This parody of Voltaire's Henriade by the libertine Charles Fougeret de Monbron, became a best-seller and remained in print well into the 19thC. (Book ref. 14338) £135.00
WINDOVER PRESS. RONSARD, Pierre de. Hercule Chrestien. Translated by F.W. Bornhauser. Afterword by Oliver Steele.
The Winover Press, Iowa,. 1972. Edition limited to 200 copies, printed in Bembo on Fabriano Book hand-made paper; title in red & black with type ornament vignette; a very good uncut copy in original cloth-backed boards; ex libris Robert Kellogg. 6pp. flier listing this & four other publications of the Press, laid in. A fairly early production of Kim Merker's Press. See Matrix 17, pp.179-81. (Book ref. 14228) £65.00
PAMAN, Clement. SINNETT, Ann [Editor] Poems, of that most Neglected Divine... [Edited with an introductory essay & notes.]
Now at last printed for The Foundling Press at Burton Salmon, Yorkshire,. 2002. FIRST EDITION limited to 150 numbered copies, cr.8vo.; pp.xiv,126 + colophon; printed in Monotype Garamond on Fabriano mould-made paper at the Old Hall Press, Burton Salmon, for Jim McCue's Foundling Press. An important collection of Civil war verse presented in elegant 17thC. typographic pastiche with appropriate head & tail-piece engravings; new in blind-stamped tan calf, crimson morocco label & marbled slip-case. 'The Poems of Clement Paxman have lain largely unpublished in manuscript since the mid 17th century. Paman (1612-63) was a contemporary of Davenant, Suckling, Crashaw, Cleveland, Denham, Cowley and Lovelace although not, apparently, a member of the Cavalier circle. Like theirs, his work exhibits the strong influence of John Donne, though it is touched also by Shakespeare and Jonson.' (Book ref. 14311) £100.00
LOWNDES, William Thomas. The Bibliographer's manual of English Literature. [In four volumes].
William Pickering,. 1834. FIRST EDITION, LARGE PAPER COPY (240 x 150mm), limited to 50 sets; 4 vol. pp.xii,2002; paginated as one vol. but with separate title-pages in each; a very good uncut set of the only lifetime edition of Lowndes' 'English Brunet'; contemporary half green morocco, marbled sides, backstrips blind-ruled in compartments, lettered in gold; sides and extremities rubbed and a little worn but sound, top edge gilt. 'Four handsomely printed volumes' on heavy 1825 laid paper by Thomas White. An employee of Henry Bohn, Lowndes died in 1843 in poverty and distress. Keynes p.76*. Porter 403. (Book ref. 14214) £250.00
HOLMES, Keith. HUMPHREYS, Emyr. Pwyll A Riannon. [Adapted from the Mabinogi... Text, illustrations & printing by
Keith Holmes.]. 1980. 100 copies printed, signed by author; lg.4to. (330 x 250mm); pp.(40); four full-page illustrations (two double-page) & vignettes; text throughout printed from linocut on Arches Vélin Cuve BFK Rives paper, title-page calligraphy in silver; very good in original heavy paper wrappers with silver calligraphy on sides. (Book ref. 14172) £85.00
RITSON, Joseph. The Letters of Joseph Ritson, Esq. Edited [by Joseph Frank] chiefly from originals in the possession of his nephew. To which is prefixed a Memoir of the Author by Sir Harris Nicolas. In two volumes.
William Pickering,. 1833. FIRST EDITION, 2vol., pp.(4)lxxxi(3)blank & advert.,224; (2)248; contemporary half crimson morocco, marbled sides, top edges gilt, others uncut; labels removed from lower boards, otherwise well preserved. Pictorial 1915 bookplates and perforated title stamps of Ohio State University Library. Printed by William Nicol, an uncommon set, not in Keynes or P&C 708. Porter 508. (Book ref. 14215) £65.00
CRUIKSHANK, George. Illustrations of Don Quixote, in a Series of Fifteen Plates, designed and etched by George Cruikshank.
Charles Tilt,. 1834. FIRST EDITION, 12mo., pp.(32); 15 full-page etched plates, each with accompanying leaf of text from Cervantes picaresque masterpiece. Plates lightly browned in margins (first two overall), otherwise a nice copy in half crimson morocco, gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. The first separate edition of the designs commisioned for Roscoe's Novelists' Library. Pictorial sepia Edinburgh bookplate of W.S. Adams. Cohn 710. (Book ref. 14157) £135.00
YEATS, W.B. The Shadowy Waters. Second Edition.
Hodder and Stoughton,. 1901. 4to., pp.57(3); original blue cloth, gilt, over bevelled boards, top edge gilt; slight rubbing to extremities but a nice copy; art nouveau pictorial ex libris of Helen Fisher with pasted in contemporary presentation note to her from 'Jas. Gallon'. (Book ref. 15959) £55.00
WISE, Thomas James. The Ashley Library. A Catalogue of printed books, manuscripts and autograph letters collected by Thomas James Wise. [In eleven volumes]
Printed for Private Circulation Only,. 1922-36. FIRST EDITION limited to 200 sets; 11vols. 4to., plates & facsimiles throughout; a very good set in original cream buckram, top edges gilt, others uncut; backstrips slightly faded; ex libris F.S. Ferguson and Arnold Muirhead. A handsome account of a remarkable collection, especially strong in 19thC literature (unfortunately augmented by Wise's pamphlet forgeries) but with extensive holdings from the late 17th & 18th centuries. (Book ref. 13098) £950.00
WILLIAMS, Iolo A. Seven XVIIIth Century Bibliographies. John Armstrong, William Shenstone, Mark Akenside, William Collins, Oliver Goldsmith, Charles Churchill, Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Dulau & Co.,. 1924. FIRST EDITION, pp.244; a good copy in original cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut, minor rubbing at extremities; card of David's Cambridge bookstall tipped-in at front. With an essay to accompany each bibliography. (Book ref. 8505) £25.00
WILLIAMS, Iolo A. Seven XVIIIth Century Bibliographies. John Armstrong, William Shenstone, Mark Akenside, William Collins, Oliver Goldsmith, Charles Churchill, Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Dulau & Co.,. 1924. FIRST EDITION, pp.244; a good copy in original cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. With an essay to accompany each bibliography. (Book ref. 3048) £30.00
WILLEY, Basil. Nineteenth Century Studies. Coleridge to Matthew Arnold.
Chatto & Windus,. 1949. FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)288; a good copy in original cloth, backstrip slightly faded. (Book ref. 11490) £8.00
WILDER, Thornton. The Angel that Troubled the Waters and Other Plays.
Longmans, Green and Co.,. 1928. FIRST EDITION, no.110 of 260 deluxe copies, signed by Wilder; sm.4to., pp.xii,107; tipped-in hand-tinted frontispiece; a very good copy in original blue buckram, top edge gilt, others uncut & partly unopened; printed on heavy English hand-made paper at The Westminster Press. (Book ref. 9348) £110.00
WATSON, William. Odes and other poems.
John Lane,. 1894. FIRST EDITION; pp.xi(3)112 + Lane's 16-page catalogue; original buckram, gilt lettered, top edge gilt, others uncut; backstrip faded, first & final leaves lightly foxed, rough edges darkened. This collection includes Vita Nuova, regarded by Dunsany as Watson's best work. (Book ref. 9999) £20.00