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BANKES, Henry. TWYMAN, Michael. [Editor] Treatise on Lithography. Reprinted from the 1813 and 1816 editions with an introduction and notes by Michael Twyman.
Printing Historical Society,. 1976. Pp.xl(2),32,28; including 62 facsimile pages and 7 illustrations; fine copy in original green cloth, gilt. A useful facsimile of both editions of the earliest English treatise on lithography. Bridson & Wakeman D8 & D10 (original editions). Published at 12. (Book ref. 8835) £6.00
WAGTAIL, Brothers [pseud.] Awake or Dreaming? A Dog's Story. Written and Illustrated by The Brothers Wagtail.
Day & Son,. 1866. FIRST EDITION, 4to., pp.(8)61 + imprint leaf; four mounted chromolithograph plates; extra pictorial title & illustrations in line throughout; some cockling &intermittent faint 'tide-mark' waterstain, but generally well preserved in original blind-stamped green cloth, central gilt roundel with dog design on upper cover, all edges gilt. Inscribed to 'Arthur J. Birkett From his affecte. Godmother J.D. [?] March 27th, 1867.' (Book ref. 15695) £55.00
PORTER, John. Catalogue of a William Pickering Collection.
Privately Printed,. 2004. Fifty copies printed; pp.(10)151; title device & two plates; a handsome production in Monotype Bulmer designed by Francis Porter and printed by Smith Settle; new in limp cloth & printed dust-wrapper. 721 items described with introductory essay. (Book ref. 11755) £70.00
CRUIKSHANK, Georege & Robert. SEYMOUR, Robert. Cruikshank at Home: A New Family Album of Endless Entertainment. With numerous illustrations engraved on wood. Third Series. [bound with] The Odd Volume; or, Book of Variety: illustrated by Two Odd Fellows, - Seymour and Cruikshank.
Henry G. Bohn,. 1845 2vols. bound in one (as issued); pp.(8)316; viii,348; wood-engraved frontispieces, title-vignettes & illustrations throughout; a very good copy of vols. 3 & 4 in the series in original blind-stamped red cloth, backstrip pictorially gilt; ownertship inscription of Francis G.M. Boileau. An anthology of humorous stories, essays & poems, mostly culled from the monthlies, by Scott, Waterton, Lamb, Chambers & others; compiled by the brothers Cruikshank as a vehicle for their comic drawings. 'But, in consequence of the[ir] late disagreement... the title [was] changed, and the work, by the assistance of Mr. Seymour, metamorphosed into an "Odd" Volume.' (Book ref. 15670) £65.00
COLCHESTER. PHILLIPS, Andrew. Steam and the Road to Glory. The Paxman Story.
Hervey Benham Charitable Trust,. 2002 FIRST EDITION, pp.(2)iv,543; illustrations iin line & half-tone throughout; very good in laminated pictorial card covers; signed by the author on title. The history of Colchester engineering firm started by James & William Paxman, augmented by accounts of the early Victorian electricity industry; diamond & gold mining in the British Empire and the rise of the Mormon 'kingdom' in Utah. (Book ref. 15735) £25.00
BROWN, Thomas Redivivus. [pseud.] An exposition of vulgar and common errors adapted to the year of grace MDCCCXLV.
William Pickering,. 1845. FIRST EDITION, 750 copies printed; pp.(4)132 + advert. leaf; a good uncut copy in original grained green cloth, paper labels; slightly rubbed but well preserved. The eighth book of the Small Books on Great Subjects series, edited by Caroline Cornwallis. Keynes p.55. Porter 552 (this copy). (Book ref. 15560) £30.00
TILLOTSON, Geoffrey And Kathleen. Mid-Victorian Studies.
The Athlone Press,. 1965. FIRST EDITION, pp.x,335; very good in dust-wrapper, review slip laid in. George Eliot, Clough, Arnold, Newman, Harriet Mosley, The Heir or Redclyffe, &c. (Book ref. 15186) £10.00
WAKEMAN, Geoffrey. Victorian Book Illustration. The technical revolution.
David & Charles,. 1973. FIRST EDITION, pp.182; 49 illustrations; very good in dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 2049) £12.00
IPSWICH. MALSTER, Bob & JONES, Bob. A Victorian Vision. The Ipswich Wet Dock Story.
Ipswich Port Authority,. 1992. FIRST EDITION, pp.viii,88; illustrations throughout in colour & half-tone; upper cover faded, otherwise very good in pictorial laminated card. A fascinating study of an area now undergoing complete regeneration for residential use. (Book ref. 12572) £12.00
IPSWICH. BLATCHLY, John [Editor] Eighty Ipswich Portraits. Samuel Read's Early Victorian Sketchbook. [with] Introduction and Biographies.
[Privately Printed for the Author] Ipswich,. 1980. FIRST EDITION, second issue; pp.175; frontispiece portrait & c100 facsimile illustrations from Read's drawings; introductory essay & notes on those portrayed; a very good copy of the standard edition in original buckram-backed marbled boards; ex libris Jack Haste. (Book ref. 14611) £30.00
BRIGHTON. MERRIFIELD, Mrs [Mary Philadelphia] Brighton, past and present: A Handbook for Visitors and Residents.
Hannah Wallis, Printer, Bookseller, and Stationer, Brighton... [1857] FIRST EDITION, pp.vi,128,40 (adverts.); broadside advert. (185 x 110mm) tipped-in at front, headed 'Post Office, 66 King's Road,' , offering 'Early arrival of London Newspapers, at Booty's Newspaper Office, Circulating Library, and Stationery Warehouse.' &c.; engraved frontispiece & several vingettes; well preserved in original pictorial tinted litho. wrappers; edges rubbed, backstrip mostly worn away but sound. A scarce guide which ran to a second edition ten years later. (Book ref. 14151) £65.00
WILLIS, Sarah Payson.] FERN, Fanny [pseud.] Fanny Fern's New Stories for Children.
Ward, Lock & Tyler. [1865] FIRST EDITION, pp.iv,197(6)adverts + 4pp. inserted publishers' catalogue; frontispiece, title vignette & several other full-page & vignette wood-engravings; slight soiling but a good copy in original tan cloth, elaborately blocked in gold & blind, by E. Symmons & Sons; inner hinges cracked but secure. (Book ref. 9176) £20.00
WHYTE-MELVILLE, G.J. Black But Comely or, The Adventures of Jane Lee. Fourth Edition.
Chapman & Hall,. 1880. Pp.viii,336; slight spotting but a good copy of the cr.8vo. edition in contemporary half crimson calf, lettered in gilt, marbled sides; bookplate of Sir Charles Wolseley. (Book ref. 7946) £25.00
WHITTINGTON PRESS. HILLIER, Bevis. Punorama or The Best of the Worst Victorian puns selected and introduced by Bevis Hillier. Illustrated by Peter Mackarell.
The Whittington Press,. 1974. FIRST EDITION limited to 750 numbered copies signed by author & illustrator; pp.18(30) illustrations & colophon; a very good copy in slightly faded pictorial dust-wrapper of this early product of the Press, printed in black & purple. (Book ref. 8864) £25.00
BETHAM-EDWARDS, Matilda. Mid-Victorian Memories. With a personal sketch by Mrs Sarah Grand.
John Murray,. 1919 FIRST EDITION, pp.lxvi,165; frontispiece portrait; a good copy in original blue cloth; exptremities a little rubbed. Born in 1836 at Westerfield Hall, Suffolk, where she spent the first thirty years of her life, this penultimate work appeared shortly after the author's death. With a useful 60pp. biographical memoir by her friend Sarah Grand. (Book ref. 14616) £45.00
VIZETELLY. KOREY, Marie. LANDON, Richard [Editors] Vizetelly & Compan(ies) A Complex Tale of Victorian Printing and Publishing. An exhibition with essays by [the Editors &] Yannick Portebois [&] Dorothy E. Speirs.
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Toronto,. 2003. FIRST EDITION, pp.140; 11 colour plates & 67 half-tone text illustrations; very good in original pictorial card wrappers. Essays on: Early Years of Vizetelly & Co.; A Publisher and his Books; Emile Zola's Novels; A Man Under Fire: Henry Vizetelly and the Question of Obscenity in Victorian England. An important addition to the literature, beautifully produced. (Book ref. 15730) £12.00
THACKERAY, William Makepeace. The Prose Works. Edited by Walter Jerrold with illustrations by Charles E. Brock. [In thirty volumes.]
J.M. Dent,. 1901-03. No.38 of '100 copies for England'; 30vols., each c.300pp.; frontispieces & other illustrations by Brock throughout, also includes Thackeray's original illustrations; decorated titles in brown & green; a very good set of this deluxe edition in original two-tone buckram, leather labels (a little rubbed), top edge gilt, others uncut, silk markers. (Book ref. 8588) £220.00
TENNYSON, Alfred. THOMSON, J.C. [Editor] The Suppressed Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson 1830-1868.
Sands & Co.,. 1910. FIRST EDITION, pp.160; a very good uncut copy in original green cloth of this uncommon collection. (Book ref. 13843) £25.00
TENNYSON, Alfred. The Miller's Daughter. Illustrated by A.L. Bond.
W. Kent & Co., late David Bogue,. [1857] FIRST EDITION, 4to., portrait, pictorial title & 17 other card leaves all printed on rectos only with illustration, decoration & text, all engraved; slight browning but a good copy with tissue guards in original red cloth, blocked in gold with swirling geometric & floral design around central lettering, repeated in blind on lower cover, by J[ohn] L[eighton], all edges gilt, by Leighton, Son & Hodge. King 260(illus.) (Book ref. 9377) £45.00
SHUTE, Anna Clara. Posthumous Poems.
Chapman and Hall,. 1875. FIRST EDITION, pp.viii,304; some marginal soiling but a good uncut copy in original green cloth, fore-edge strip on sides damp-affected but sound; bookseller's ticket of Westley, The Promenade, Cheltenham; illegible contemporary ownership inscription at head of title, note of author's date of death and ms. amendment to one poem. Evidently the author's sole published work, and extremely scarce; Copac locates BL, Cambridge & Nat. Lib. Scotland copies only. (Book ref. 12759) £45.00