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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Quaritch, 1958 8vo., original wrappers, a very good copy. The catalogue includes an important collection of books of proverbs, apothegms and sayings, the majority from the library of Sir William Stirling-Maxwell. They were acquired throughout his enire collecting life, a number of them after the private publication of his library calatogue in 1860, and hence were not included therein (Book ref. 180)
Bernard Quaritch, [1990] 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 2 coloured plates and several full-page monochrome facsimiles in the text; original coloured wrappers, a fine copy. Catalogue 1169 listing 322 notable items. (Book ref. 13041)
Bernard Quaritch, 1988 8vo., First Edition; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a fine copy. Catalogue 1101 listing 75 notable items. (Book ref. 13045)
Bernard Quaritch, 1931 4to., on laid paper, with 65 fine plates (one folding); half roan, gilt back, speckled edges, covers a little rubbed, corners bumped else a very good, clean copy (Book ref. 5)
1930 4to., newly bound in buckram gilt, original wrappers preserved. Catalogue 434 listing over 3,164 items (Book ref. 178)
Quaritch, 1939 8vo., newly bound in buckram gilt, original wrappers preserved. Catalogue 561 listing over 1,314 items. (Book ref. 179)
Holland Press, 1977 4to., First Edition; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. The author worked formerly in the topography department of Bernard Quaritch Ltd. (Book ref. 15680)
Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ, [1980] 4 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with 30 plates (2 double-page) on 18; marbled boards gilt, cloth backs gilt, a very good, clean set in unclipped dustwrappers. The set comprises vol. I: 1830-1850; vol. II: 1851-1866; vol. III: 11867-1876; vol. IV: 1877-1883. The definitive edition, including over a thousand letters published here for the first time. . (Book ref. 13460)
Bernard Quaritch, 1933 400 copies were printed2 vols., roy. 4to., First Edition, with portrait frontispieces (original tissue guards present) and 62 fine sepia-toned facsimiles (one double-page); original cloth, gilt backs, a fine copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 400 COPIES. This magnificent library, assembled principally by W.H. Miller, was dispersed by Sotheby between 1920 and 1927. The books registered in the 'Handlist' comprise some of the rarest and most interesting works both of English and of foreign authors. The catalogue was compiled by Herbert Collmann until his death in 1930 and thereafter to completion by G.A. Paternoster Brown. A standard reference, the 'Handlist' is uncommon in this condition since many sets went straight to institutions never to emerge unscathed. (Book ref. 11444)