PART III - Books published after 1832
a. Literature & History
52 ARMSTRONG, Edmund J. The Poetical Works. Edited by George Francis Armstrong. A New Edition. Longmans, Green and Co., 1877. £35
First Edition of this title with many additions to Poems by the late E.J.A... which appeared in 1865; pp.xiv,466 + advert. leaf; frontispiece & pictorial title; a very good uncut and largely unopened copy in original green cloth, gilt.
54 BARBUSSE, Henri. Under Fire. The Story of a Squad. Translated by Fitzwater Wray J.M. Dent, 1926 £15
Pp.xvi,344; a near-fine copy in original cloth, gilt & printed dust-wrapper.
55 BARTLETT, G.B. BENHAM, W. Gurney. Mrs Jarley's far-famed Collection of Waxworks... as performed by amateurs... for charitable purposes in most of the cities of the United States. To which is added A Novel Collection of Antique Marbles. Samuel French, [1873-89] £25
Four Parts bound in one; pp.(2)24,32,32,31; a very good copy in original blue cloth pictorially blocked in gold & red, all edges gilt; extremities a little rubbed. Stories & characters from Shakespeare, Dickens, Pantomime, Nursery Rhymes & Tales; &c.
56 BATES, H.E. The Vanished World. [with] The Blossoming World. [with] The World in Ripeness. [Being An autobiography, complete in three volumes.] Illustrated by John Ward. Michael Joseph, 1969-72 £45
FIRST EDITION, 3vols., pp.189; 182; 152; illustrations in line throughout; a very good set in the pictorial dust-wrappers; ex libris Arnold Muirhead.
57 BAYLY, Thomas Haynes. Songs, Ballads, and other poems. Edited by his widow. With a memoir of the author. In two volumes. Richard Bentley, 1844. £85
FIRST EDITION, 2vol., pp.viii,300 + errata slip; (6)304; engraved portrait; a good uncut copy of Bayly's Collected Poems in original cloth blocked in blind & gold; short split in one hinge but sound. Inscribed by Bayly's widow to the novelist 'Miss [Matilda Anne] Planché with the Editor's kind regards'; bookplate of F. Reddaway. A prolific poet, novelist & writer for the stage, Bayly was best known for his songs - 'familiar wherever the English language is spoken'.
58 BEDWELL, C.E.A. A brief history of the Middle Temple. Butterworth & Co., 1909. £35
FIRST EDITION, pp.viii,132; a good uncut copy in rather soiled & marked original white buckram.
60 BELL, Adrian. BECKER, Harry [Illustrator] Corduroy [with] The Cherry Tree [with] Silver Ley. The Country Book Club, 1951. £110
3 vols., each c.200pp., illustrations in colour & half-tone throughout; a very good set of this celebrated edition of Bell's Suffolk trilogy; well preserved in original cloth & pictorial dust-wrappers (rubbed at extremities).
61 BILBIE, Edward Normanton. Experiences of a violinist at home and abroad. [Privately Printed for the Author, Ann Arbor, Michigan] 1921. £28
FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)77; portrait frontispiece; a very good copy in slightly marked original printed cloth; with presentation inscription: 'To Mr Hinks from E.N. Bilbie, Nottingham Dec.31, 1921.'
62 BITHELL, Jethro. Germany. A Companion to German Studies. Methuen & Co., 1968. £35
Pp.xii,578; a very good copy of this standard work in handsome contemporary half black morocco, backstrip lettered & ruled in gold, marbled sides.
63 BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson... together with The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides. Edited with notes and a biographical dictionary of the persons named in the work by Percy FitzGerald. Bliss Sands & Co., 1897. £30
Lg.8vo., pp.xviii(2)726(6) adverts.; two portraits, folding map & two facsimile plates; margins lightly browned, otherwise well preserved in original cloth, paper label (rubbed); preliminary blank neatly removed; ex libris Clayton & Kay Brown, Fair Oaks, California.
64 BOTTOMLEY, Gordon. Scenes and Plays. Constable & Co., 1929. £38
FIRST EDITION, no.15 of 100 large paper copies, signed by the author; pp.(8)122(2); a good uncut & partly unopened copy in original cream linen, top edge gilt, others uncut; backstrip darkened & sides lightly soiled.
65 BREMER, Frederika. The Neighbours: A story of Every-day Life. Translated by Mary Howitt. In two volumes. Second edition, revised and corrected. Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1843. £45
2vols, pp.viii,324; (4)338 + advert. leaf; a very good uncut copy in original boards, neatly re-backed, paper labels; inscribed to 'Lady Louis with John Kirkpatrick's affectionate regards. July 1843'. 'Frederika Bremer's novels of Swedish family life delighted us by their originality, freshness & delicate humour and we determined to introduce them to the English reading public... Fredrika Bremer is indeed the Miss Austin [sic] of Sweden.'
66 BROADSIDES. LEMON, Robert. Catalogue of A Collection of Printed Broadsides in the possession of The Society of Antiquaries of London, 1866 £20
FIRST EDITION, lg.8vo., pp.xii,228; several illustrations; very good in original brown cloth. 767 items detailed & indexed from 1531 to the present, + 87 'Additional Broadsides' presented to the Society by Edward Peacock, December, 1862.
67 CAMPION, Dr. Thomas. The Works. Edited by A.H. Bullen. Privately Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1889. £85
First Collected Edition, no.368 of 400 copies; pp.xxv(1)405(3); well printed in large paper format on Van Gelder paper; contemporary half brown morocco, lettered & ruled in gold, uncut; ex libris W.S. Adams. A very good copy of this handsome & important edition of the Elizabethan poet & musician.
68 CAMUS, Albert. Relections on the Guillotine. [50pp. essay in] Evergreen Review. Volume 1 Number 3. Edited by Rosset and Allen. Evergreen Review, 1957. £45
FIRST EDITION, pp.160; 4 full-page plates of Jackson Pollock by Hans Namuth who also supplied cover picture; well preserved in pictorial card covers, extremities rubbed but sound. Also includes first printing of Samuel Beckett's 'From an Abandoned Work'. The Camus essay was separately published by Fridtjof-Karla in 1959.
69 CHAPBOOK. Dreadful and Appalling Murders in Liverpool, Of Mrs Henrickson and her Two Children, and a female Servant. T. Warwick, Printer, Leicester [c1850] £35
Single sheet folded twice to give 8pp.; title vignette, type ornament border; untrimmed, slight creases at corners but well preserved. Also includes: Awful Executions 1848-9, Michael Stokes, Thomas Malkin, James Kelley, George Howe & Sarah Thomas (with vignette).
70 CHAPBOOK. The Factor's Garland a pathetic history... Also, the Tragedy of Sir James the Rose... Printed & Sold by W. & T. Fordyce, Newcastle... and Hull, [c1840] £45
12mo. (165 x 95mm), pp.23 + advert.; title vignette & two other wood-engravings; well preserved in old blue wrappers, ms. paper label.
71 CHAPBOOK. Life, Trial, Confession, and Execution of Charles Moore, At Stafford, on Saturday, April 9, 1853, for the Murder of Mr and Mrs Blackburn, at the Ash Flats, near Stafford. T. Warwick, Printer, Leicester [c1853] £35
Single sheet folded twice to give 8pp.; title vignette of hanging man, type border; untrimmed, a little browned but well preserved.
72 CHAPBOOK. Remarkable & Memorable History of Sir Robt. Newick and the Laird Graham... Also, the Berkshire Lady's Garland. In four parts... Printed & Sold by W. & T. Fordyce, Newcastle and Hull, [c1840] £45
12mo. (165 x 95mm), pp.24; title vignette & five other wood-engravings; untrimmed; well preserved in old blue wrappers, ms. paper label.
73 CHAPBOOK. Trial, Sentence and Confession of Moses Hatto, for the Wilful Murder of Mary Ann Sturgeon, at Burnham Abbey Farm [near Maidenhead]. T. Warwick, Printer, Leicester [c1854] £35
Single sheet folded twice to give 8pp.; title vignette, type border; untrimmed, a little browned but well preserved. 'THE BURNHAM MURDER. - AYLESBURY, SATURDAY. A report has very generally been spread in this neighbourhood that Moses HATTO, who is awaiting trial for the brutal murder of his fellow servant, Mary Anne STURGEON , at Burnham Abbey, near Maidenhead, in November last, had made a full confession of his guilt to one of the county magistrates, and that he had given a detailed account of the manner in which he perpetrated the horrible deed.' London Standard, Monday, January 16, 1854.
74 CLARKE, Mabel Evans. White Birds and other poems. Arthur H. Stockwell, 1937. £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.viii,36; a very good copy in original cloth. Inscribed 'To Anita Bartle Brackenbury - from Mabel Sharp [née Clarke] in memory of our mutual frienship with Anna Wickham. Sept.8th 1953. Hampstead.' With two poems In Memoriam Anna Wickham, transcribed from Hampstead News, on endpapers.
75 COBBOLD, Richard. The History of Margaret Catchpole, a Suffolk Girl. With illustrations, from sketches by the author. Third Edition. Henry Colburn, 1846 £180
Pp.x(2)393 + advert. leaf; frontispiece & 7 other lithograph plates, tissue guards; a good uncut copy in original green blind-stamped cloth; backstrip neatly re-lined; extremities rubbed & a little faded but generally well preserved. First published as a three-decker the previous year, Cobbold's best-seller had reached a 'Twentieth thousand' by c1870 according to Sadleir (571). This edition rather scarcer than the 1st in our experience.
77 CONSTABLE, John. Correspondence. Edited with an introduction and notes by R.B. Beckett. [In six volumes.] with Constable's Discourses, 1970 with Further Documents & correspondence, edited by L. Parris, C. Shields & I. Fleming-Williams. Suffolk Record Society & Tate Gallery, 1962-75. £110
FIRST EDITIONS, 8 vols., 66 plates; a good set in original green cloth and dust-wrappers of this massive & important work.
78 CRABBE. HUCHON, René. George Crabbe and his times 1754-1832. A critical and biographical study. Translated from the French by Frederick Clarke. John Murray, 1907. £25
First English Edition, pp.xvi,561; 3 plates; a little rubbing at extremities but a good copy in original cloth, leather label, uncut & partly unopened. 'A monumental attempt at Crabbe scholarship. Minute and particular biographical detail is supplied from evidence not available to Crabbe's son...essential for anyone wishing to know Crabbe.' Bareham & Gatrell E14. With a bibliography & 30pp. index.
79 CRAIG, Edward Gordon [Editor] YEATS, William Butler [Contributor] The Mask. A quarterly journal of the Art of the Theatre. Vol.3 no.4-6 Giulio Vanzi, The Mask Offices, Florence, October 1910 £45
Folio, pp.(53-)100; six half-tone plates; wood-engraved initials, head- & tail-pieces throughout; final page browned, otherwise well preserved in original printed wrappers (backstrip reinforced, edges frayed as usual). Includes: Craig's 'The Ghosts in the tragedies of Shakespeare'; his friend John Semar on Craig's father E.W. Godwin; W.B. Yeats' essay 'The Tragic Theatre... an introduction to a volume of Mr Yeats' plays which is in preparation and will contain stage designs by Mr. Gordon Craig'.
80 DICKENS, Charles. Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions, The Extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round, conducted by Charles Dickens for Christmas, 1865. Chapman & Hall, 1865 £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.48; stitched as issued in original printed blue wrappers; slight chips at head & tail of backstrip fold but generally well preserved.
81 DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock. With illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. [In three volumes] Chapman and Hall, 1840/41. £85
FIRST EDITION, 3vols. bound in 2; pp.(2)iv,306; vi,306; vi,426; three frontispieces & numerous vignette wood-engravings throughout; some light spotting but a good set in contemporary half calf, neatly re-backed with morocco labels.; each vol. inscribed on fly-leaf: 'Mary Ann Cocker. Gift of Mrs Waller 1860'. The first publication of Barnaby Rudge and The Old Curiosity Shop.
82 DICKENS, Charles. Mrs Lirriper's Lodgings. The Extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round, conducted by Charles Dickens for Christmas, 1863. Chapman & Hall, 1863 £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.48; stitched as issued in original printed blue wrappers; split along hinge, lower wrapper torn without loss; generally well preserved.
83 DICKENS, Charles. Mrs Lirriper's Legacy. The Extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round, conducted by Charles Dickens for Christmas, 1864. Chapman & Hall, 1864 £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.48; stitched as issued in original printed blue wrappers; split along hinge, a little chipped but generally well preserved. Tipped-in slip announces vol.1 of Our Mutual Friend to 'be published on January 20th...'
84 DICKENS, Charles. Mugby Junction. The Extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round, conducted by Charles Dickens for Christmas, 1866. Chapman & Hall, 1866 £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.48; stitched as issued in original printed blue wrappers; slight chips at extremities but generally well preserved.
85 DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club. [In two volumes] Baudry's European Library, Paris, 1839 £55
2vol., pp.viii,360; (4)352; intermittent foxing largely confined to first & final leaves; a good set in contemporary green cloth-backed boards, owner's gilt 'A.A.' on upper covers; edges a little worn but sound; first edition thus.
86 DICKENS, Charles. COLLINS, Wilkie. No Thoroughfare. The Extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round, conducted by Charles Dickens for Christmas, 1867. Chapman & Hall, 1867 £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.48; stitched as issued in original printed blue wrappers; slight chips & splitting along fold but generally well preserved.
87 DOWNES, John. Roscius Anglicanus, or, An Historical Review of the Stage from 1660 to 1706. A facsimile reprint of the Rare Original of 1708. With an historical preface by Joseph Knight. J.W. Jarvis, 1886. £45
No.49 of 135 copies printed; pp.xxxvi(4)52 + 8pp. facsimile of 'A Declaration of the Lords and Commons for the suppressing of Stage-Playes', 1642, (sm.4to. & thus folded) at end; a good uncut copy in lightly soiled original parchment; ex libris Harry Plowman FSA, inscribed to him by the editor with two autograph letters of 1881 & 1892 from Knight to Plowman.
88 DUNBAR, William. The Poems. Edited by John Small. [In three volumes.] William Blackwood, 1893. [Facsimile reprint by] Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim, 1973. £45
3vol., pp.(4)cclxxxiii; (4)xii,iv,329; (14)536; 3 facsimiles; a fine set in original red cloth, gilt, of this scholarly Scottish Text Society edition with extensive introduction, notes & glossary. Published at £110.
89 DUNHAM, S.A. A History of the Germanic Empire. [In three volumes.] Longmans..., 1834/35. £25
FIRST EDITION, 3vol., pp.xvi,424; xviii,340; xviii,322; extra engraved titles & various matter relating to the Cabinet Cyclopaedia of which this is part; original cloth, paper labels (chipped), differentially faded & a little worn but sound.
93 FLAUBERT, Gustave. Bibliomania. A Tale. Illustrated by Arthur Wragg. The Rodale Press, 1954 £15
12mo. (185 x 125mm); pp.42(2); vignette & full-page illustrations; nice copy in cloth-backed decorated boards. Flaubert's first published work, written when he was fifteen, based on the story of the bibliomaniac Spanish monk turned bookseller, Don Vincente.
94 FOLKSONG. WORK, John Wesley. Folk Song of The American Negro. Fisk University Nashville, Tenn., 1915. £35
FIRST EDITION, pp.(4)132; 6 illustrations, 9pp. music; front fly-leaf removed, otherwise well preserved in original cloth, rubbed at extremities; endpaper ownership signature of 'Lawrence Brown'. An important book by a pioneering researcher into black folk music.
95 FOOTE, Samuel. The Works. With remarks on each play and an Essay on the Life, Genius and Writings of the Author by John Bee Esq. In three volumes. Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1830. [Reprinted in facsimile by] Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim, 1974. £45
3vols bound in 2; pp.(4)viii,clxxx,225; (4)358; (8)490; fine in original red cloth, gilt. Published at £130.
96 FROUDE, James Anthony. Short Studies on Great Subjects. Third Series. Longmans, Green and Co., 1877 £25
FIRST EDITION pp.(8)394(2) advert. leaf + Longmans 32pp. catalogue dated March 1877; a very good uncut copy in original blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gold. Nine essays here first collected including 'Divus Caesar' and 'Leaves from a South African Journal' published for the first time.
97 GILCHRIST, Roberta. Medieval Life. Archaeology and the Life Course. The Boydell Press, 2013 £20
Pp.xvi,336; 18 colour plates & numerous illustrations in line & half-tone; very good in pictorial boards. 'How medieval life was actually lived - how people were born and grew old, how they dressed, how they inhabited their homes, the rituals that gave meaning to their lives and how they prepared for death and the afterlife.'
98 GRAVES, Robert. On English Poetry. Being an Irregular Approach to the Psychology of This Art, from Evidence Mainly Subjective. William Heinemann, 1922. £65
FIRST EDITION, pp.149; a very good copy in original patterned boards & defective dust-wrapper (lacking lower quarter section of back).
99 GRESWELL, Edward. Harmonia Evangelica, sive Quatuor Evangelia Graece pro temporis et rerum serie. Editio Secunda. E Typographeo Academico, Oxford, 1834. £35
Pp.iv,412(5)indices; four comparitive Greek texts printed in parallel throughout with preliminary note in Latin; early ownership signature of Charles R. Hay with (his?) pencilled marginalia throughout; a good copy in contemporary half calf, rubbed but sound.
100 HANLEY, James. ODLE, Alan [Illustrator] The Last Voyage. with a frontispiece by Alan Odle and a Foreword by Richard Aldington. Bering no.5 of the Furnival Books. William Jackson [Joiner & Steele] 1931 £35
FIRST EDITION, no.449 of 550 copies, signed by the author; pp.(2)73 + Joiner & Steele imprint slip; frontispiece; a good copy in original buckram, gilt, top edge gilt; light differential fading.
101 HAZLITT, W. Carew. Schools School-books and School-masters. A Contribution to the History of Educational Development in Great Britain. J.W. Jarvis, 1888. £28
FIRST EDITION, pp.viii,300 + 4pp. adverts. at front; a good uncut copy in original cloth, a little rubbed & marked, neatly rebacked retaining old backstrip.
102 HEAD, Richard & . KIRKMAN, Francis. The English Rogue described in the life of Meriton Latroon...Being a complete history of the most eminent cheats of both sexes. George Routledge, 1928. £25
Sm.4to., pp.viii,660; 12 plates; original blue cloth a little rubbed & marked but a sound copy. Head's original text of 1665 together with two of the 'continuation' volumes by Francis Kirkman.
103 HEFNER-ALTENECK, Dr. J.H. Waffen Ein Beitrag Zur Historischen Waffenkunde Vom Beginn Des Mittelalters Bis Gegen Ende Des Siebzehnten Jahrhunderts. [Keller, Frankfurt, 1903. now reprinted in facsimile by] Akademische Druck, Austria, 1969 £65
Folio, 340 x 240mm, pp.58 + 100pp. of line illustrations of armour & weaponry; very good in dust-wrappere and original card slip-case.
104 HEINE, Heinrich. KREDEL, Fritz [Illustrator] Poems of Heinrich Heine. Selected and Translated, with an Introduction, by Louis Untermeyer and Illustrated by Fritz Kredel. The Heritage Press, New York, 1957. £15
First Edition thus, pp.liii,297; coloured vignettes throughout; a very good copy in cloth-backed boards and slip-case.
107 HOOD, Thomas. Hood's Own: or, laughter from year to year. [First & Second Series.] Edward Moxon, 1859/61. £35
2vol., lg.8vo., pp.viii,568; xii,564; engraved portrait (foxed) & wood-engraved vignettes throughout; a good set in contemporary half calf, rubbed but sound. A miscellaneous collection of Hood's comic writings in prose & verse, edited by his son, which first appeared in parts in 1839 & 1861.
108 HUXLEY, Aldous. Brave New World. Chatto & Windus, 1934 £135
'A New Impression'. pp.(6)306(2); a very good copy in original tan cloth, lettered in white; green dust-wrapper, lightly dust-soiled, edges frayed but minimal loss.
109 IRELAND. BEASLAI, Piaras [& others] Dublin's fighting story 1913-1921. Told by the men who made it. The Kerryman Limited, Tralee,  £45
FIRST EDITION, pp.225; various half-tone illustrations; original printed wrappers, rubbed & marked with some light staining but generally a well preserved copy of this poor quality production now difficult to find in this original format.
110 IRELAND. O'DONOGHUE, F. [& others] Rebel Cork's fighting story 1916 - 1921. Told by the men who made it. The Kerryman Limited, Tralee, 1947. £135
FIRST EDITION, pp.176; various half-tone illustrations; original printed wrappers, a liitle marked with some light staining, paper backstrip neatly renewed but generally a well preserved copy of this poor quality production now difficult to find in this original format.
111 [IRVING, Washington.] Abbotsford, and Newstead Abbey. By the author of 'The Sketch-Book.' John Murray, 1835. £65
FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)290; short marginal tear (repaired) in fly-title, otherwise a good uncut copy in rubbed original boards, rebacked & endpapers renewed. Bound with Murray's additional alternative half-title & title: 'Miscellanies.... No.II.'
112 JOHNSON, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words Are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers. [with] A History of the Language, and An English Grammar. In two volumes. W. Strahan for J. and P. Knapton [& others] 1755. [Now reprinted in facsimile for] The Folio Society, 2006 £800
No. 368 of 1000 sets; 2 vols., folio (405 x 255mm), pp.1164; 1164; a fine set of this well produced facsimile of the First Edition; half speckled calf with marbled sides & edges by Ann Muir; buckram slip-case; prospectus laid in.
113 KAYE, John William. A History of the Sepoy War in India 1857-1858. [In three volumes] Seventh, New & Second Editions. W.H. Allen, 1875/76 £165
3vol., pp.xiv(2)656; xvi,692; xvi,702 + 32pp. publisher's catalogue for June, 1875; five folding maps (2 coloured); a good uncut set in differentially faded original cloth (vol.II badly so); ownership inscriptions of 'Francis Hastings Cobbe, Lt. Col. Royal Artillery, Adderbury, 18th June, 1876, and later book labels of John S. Palmer. An important account and relatively uncommon complete; Kaye deals extensively and fairly impartially with the causes of the Mutiny.
114 KINGSLEY, Charles. Plays and Puritans, and other Historical Essays. Macmillan and Co., 1873. £30
FIRST EDITION, pp.(6)271 + 58pp. Macmillan's catalogue dated November, 1872; engraved frontispiece of Raleigh (the subject of the second essay); some light browning but a sound uncut copy in original brown cloth, a little marked, nicks at head & tail of backstrip.
115 LAFONTAINE, Henry Cart De. The King's Musick. A transcript of records relating to music and musicians (1460-1700). Novello,  £50
FIRST EDITION, pp.xii,522; a very good copy of this important source in slightly rubbed original blue cloth, top edge gilt. 116 LANG, Andrew. New Collected Rhymes. Longmans, Green and Co., 1905 £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.x,101; original cloth (speckled fading), paper label (soiled); internally very good, top edge gilt, others uncut. Oval stamp of 'Longmans' Library Dec.1st 1905' on title.
117 LECONTE, Charles Marie. Oeuvres de Leconte de Lisle. Poemes Antiques, Poemes Barbares, Poemes Tragiques. [In three volumes] Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, [c1895] £55
3vols., 12mo., pp.(4)317(3); (4)368; (4)238(2); engraved frontispiece portrait; a nice set in contemporary crimson morocco-backed marbled boards, top edges gilt, others uncut; slight rubbing; marbled slip-case. Inscribed to 'Annie Todd... 12 February 1895.' A leading figure in the 'Parnassians', Leconte died in 1894.
118 LEES-MILNE, James. Diaries in 12 volumes. Complete set comprising: Ancestral Voices, Prophesying Peace, Caves of Ice, Midway on the Waves, A Mingled Measure, Ancient as The Hills, Through Wood and Dale, Deep Romantic Chasm, Holy Dread, Beneath a Waning Moon, Ceaseless Turmoil, The Milk of Paradise. Chatto & Windus, Faber, John Murray, 1975-2005 £380
FIRST EDITIONS, 12vol., a very good set in the dust-wrappers (of which two are faded at the backstrip). The later volumes were edited, with introductions, by Michael Bloch.
119 LONDON TRADE DIRECTORY. Alphabetical Trade Directory, with index to Business Announcements. [c1872] £95
Lg.8vo., 255 x 170;mm., pp.(ix-)xxii(2)(125-)206; a collection of full-page advertisements + indexes, each within red, blue & gold lithograph border, many incorporating wood-engraved illustrations, being a fragment of a larger work. A splendid array of display adverts for West End businesses.
121 LUCAS, Edward Verrall. [FITZGERALD, Edward.] Bernard Barton and his friends: A record of quiet lives. Edward Hicks Jnr., 1893. £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.193 + 4pp. publisher's adverts.; litho. frontispiece; a good copy in slightly faded original buckram, top edge gilt, others uncut. Based on Edward FitzGerald's Memoir of 1849 'with much new matter added' courtesy of 'Mrs Edward FitzGerald', Barton's duaghter, Lucy. This was Lucas's first commissioned work. From the library of Ian Jack.
123 MARSH, Ngaio. Death in Ecstasy. Sheridan House, New York, 1941 £40
FIRST US EDITION, pp.319; original red cloth lettered in black, backstrip uniformly faded, otherwise well preserved.
124 MARSLAND, George. The Musings of a Spirit. A poem. William Pickering, 1853. £35
FIRST EDITION, pp.(4)94(2); a good uncut copy in original cloth, paper label (browned); somewhat rubbed but sound; presentation card pasted to endpaper. Pickering published two verse collections for this obscure Bolton poet, neither of which seems to have been reprinted; not recorded by Keynes, nor P&C 708. The only copy we have seen.
125 MINIATURE SONGBOOK. The Little Warbler; A Collection of Esteemed New Songs. Printed by J. Catnach, 7 Monmouth Court, 7 Dials, [c1820] £40
16mo., 88 x 58mm., pp.32; title vignette & 5 other woodcuts; stitched as issued; first & final leaf soiled but generally well preserved.
127 MOZART. ANDERSON, Emily [Editor] The Letters of Mozart & His Family. Chronologically arranged, translated & edited with an introduction, notes and indices. [In three volumes] Macmillan, 1938 £30
FIRST EDITION, 3vol., pp.1560 + prelims.; 40 plates & 5 facsimiles; original blue cloth a little rubbed & marked but sound.
128 McCRAE, Hugh. The Du Poissey Anecdotes. To which are joined some conversations with A Great Man by Benjamin Harcourt Esq. Art in Australia Ltd., Sydney, 1922. £25
FIRST EDITION, sm.4to., limited to 600 copies numbered & signed by the author; pp.157 + errata slip; frontispiece & vignettes in line throughout; a good copy in original pictorial wrappers over boards; head of backstrip sometime reinforced, hinges a little worn but sound. Inscribed 'With compliments from Art in Australia Ltd.'
129 NAPOLEON. BUSSEY, George Moir. History of Napoleon. Illustrated by Horace Vernet. In two volumes. Joseph Thomas, 1840. £75
FIRST EDITION, 2vol., pp.lxxii,576; vi,634; frontispiece (spotted) and wood-engraved vignettes throughout; a good set in later 19thC half morocco, cloth sides, marbled edges; extremities rubbed but sound; ownership signature of Stephen Weller at head of titles and later name stamp of Arthur H. Latter; contemporary ticket of 'Ballard Bookseller &c. Tenterden' in each vol.
130 NASH, Ogden. SOGLOW, O[tto], [Illustrator] Hard Lines and others. Illustrated by O. Soglow. Duckworth, 1932 £15
FIRST EDITION, pp.72; illustrations in line throughout; a good copy of Nash's first book in original pictorial boards (lightly browned).
131 PARR, Samuel [Editor] Metaphysical Tracts by English Philosophers of the Eighteenth Century. Consisting of: Clavis Universalis & A Specimen of True Philosophy by Arthur Collier; Conjecturae quaedam de Sensu, Motu, et Idearum Generatione by David Hartley; An Inquiry into the Origin of Human Appetites and Affections [by James Long]; Man in Quest of Himself by Abraham Tucker. Edward Lumley, 1837 £55
2vol. in 1; pp.iv,iv,141; (2)210; extensive pencilled notes on two preliminary pages & some side-lining, otherwise well preserved in contemporary half tan calf, gilt, morocco label. Made up by Lumley from sheets left printed but unpublished when Parr died in 1825.
132 PHILIPOT, John. CHURCHILL, Sir Winston [foreward] John Philipot's Roll of the Constables of Dover Castle and Lord Wardens of the Cinque Ports 1627. With a foreword by Sir Winston Churchill. Introduction and notes by Francis W. Steer. G. Bell and Sons, 1956. £25
FIRST EDITION, 4to., pp.31; frontis. portrait of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, facsimile plates & 8 pages of arms in colour; a very good copy in the dust-wrapper.
133 POWELL, Anthony. Books do Furnish a Room. A Novel. Heinemann, 1971 £45
FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)241; a very good copy in the dust-wrapper.
134 POWELL, Anthony. Hearing Secret Harmonies. A Novel. Heinemann, 1975 £15
FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)272; a very good copy in the dust-wrapper of the final novel in the 'Dance..' sequence.
135 POWELL, Anthony. The Military Philosophers. A Novel. Heinemann, 1968 £35
FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)244; a very good copy in slightly bruised dust-wrapper.
136 POWELL, Anthony. The Soldier's Art. A Novel. Heinemann, 1966 £65
FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)228; a very good copy in the dust-wrapper.
137 POWELL, Anthony. Temporary Kings. A Novel. Heinemann, 1973 £65
FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)280; a very good copy in dust-wrapper of the penultimate volume in the 'Dance...' sequence.-
138 POWELL, Anthony. The Valley of Bones. A Novel. Heinemann, 1964 £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)243; neat early ownership inscription on front fly & notes on final blank, otherwise a very good copy in slightly bruised dust-wrapper.
139 POWELL, Anthony. VANDERBILT, Robert. The Acceptance of Absurdity. Anthony Powell & Robert Vanderbilt Letters 1952-1963. Edited by John Saumarez Smith & Jonathan Kooperstein. Maggs Brothers, 2011. £28
FIRST EDITION limited to 400 copies, pp.126(2); frontispiece of AP & family and line drawing of RV's Holliday Bookshop at 49 East 49th St., c.1950; new in dust-wrapper. Very readable insight to 1950s literary world of England's great social observer and the NY bookseller and would-be publisher.
140 PRESCOTT, William H. History of the reign of Philip the Second. Two volumes. Richard Bentley, 1855. £45
First English Edition, 2vol., pp.xxviii,466; xvi,468; four engraved portraits; heads of backstrips slightly chipped but a very nice copy in original cloth, decorated in blind & gold, uncut. Prescott's last great work was left unfinished at his death. These volumes end with the execution of Counts Egmont & Hoorn in 1568 and the imprisonment & death of Don Carlos. A third volume appeared in 1858.
141 PRIESTLEY, J.B. Open House. A Book of Essays. William Heinemann, 1927. £20
FIRST EDITION, pp.viii,197 + advert. leaf; a good copy in original cloth of this uncommon collection. From the library of John Hadfield.
142 PULTON, James. Original Poems and Letters, by the late James Pulton, On his Conviction of Sin, Conversion to God, and Experience afterwards up to his death... T. Pulton, Blandford, Dorset; Whyte & Co., Edinburgh, 1847 £40
FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)135; a very good copy in original blind-decorated puce cloth, backstrip faded to tah, lettered in gold. Edited, with a memoir, by the author's brother Thomas at whose expense this collection was presumably printed. Extremely scarce, Copac locates British Library copy only, not in WorldCat.
143 RAINE, James. [Editor] Miscellanea Biographica. Oswinus, Rex Northumbriae. Cuthbertus, Episcopus Lindisfarnensis. Eata, Episcopus Haugustaldensis. J.B. Nichols; William Pickering, Laing & Forbes, Edinburgh: [for The Surtees Society] 1838. £40
FIRST EDITION, pp.xvi,128; a very good uncut copy in original green cloth, gilt, of the Surtees Society, printed by J. Blackwell, Newcastle. Four anonymous medieval biographies, (one in verse), printed for the 350 members of the Surtees Society of which this was publication no.8.
144 READ, Herbert. The Education of Free Men. Freedom Press, 1944 £15
FIRST EDITION, pp.32; slight browning but well preserved in original pictorial card wrappers.
145 RICHARDS, C.J. Wind Over Fowlmere and Other Stories. Warren and Son, Winchester, 1953. £40
FIRST EDITION, pp.(8),218; a very good copy in slightly spotted pictorial dust-wrapper of this scarce collection of English & Burmese tales.
146 RITCHIE, Leith. [Editor] Friendship's Offering of sentiment and mirth. Smith, Elder and Co., 1844. £28
Pp.viii,240 + 24pp. publishers' catalogue; 10 engraved plates & 25 wood-engraved vignettes; literary offerings from the Editor & usual suspects including 'Barry Cornwall', Mrs Hall., L.E.L., Mrs Godwin, Mrs Wood, &c. Original gilt cloth, split in upper hinge but sound; all edges gilt. A larger format failed to revive the fortunes of what had become an out-moded entertainment and this 21st annual volume was the last.
147 ROBERTSON, [John Steven. Editor] The Society of Writers to His Majesty's Signet. With a list of the members... abstracts of the minutes... and the Early history of the Scottish Signet. Printed for the Society at the University Press, Edinburgh, 1936. £40
FIRST EDITION, 4to., pp.xlii,520; 3 plates; a very good copy of this handsome production in original buckram, top edge gilt, others uncut; ex libris David Murray of Ballymenoch. Prof. Robert Kerr Hannay contributes the 50pp. early history.
148 ROWLEY, Richard. [pseud. Richard Valentine Williams] The City of Refuge and other poems. Maunsel and Co., Dublin, 1917 £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.viii,80; some marginal spotting but well preserved in original linen-backed boards, paper label, uncut. The first published work of the Belfast poet. Inscribed 'To Margaret With much love from Mabel. Xmas 1917', perhaps Mabel, Lady Annesley, who illustrated Rowley's County Down Songs.
149 RUSKIN, John. 'Our Fathers Have Told Us.' Sketches of the History of Christendom For Boys and Girls who have been held at its fonts. Part I. The Bible of Amiens. [all published] George Allen, Orpington, 1884. £45
FIRST EDITION, pp.(4)viii,263; three engraved plates after drawings by Ruskin, engraved sketch-maps & folding plan; a very nice copy in contemporary full vellum, gilt, green morocco labels (rubbed); gilt badge & bookplate of King's School, Derby. Calligraphic preesentation leaf laid, 'to Reginald T. Rivington... Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper makers... on his retirement from the Clerkship of the Company on April 2nd., 1957...' Signed by 17 members, including Philip Unwin,.W.G. Chappell and Christopher T. Rivington. Originally issued in five sections, only this part of Ruskin's planned History was published.
150 RUSSELL, William. The History of Modern Europe: with an account of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire; and a view of the progress of society from the rise of the modern kingdoms to the Peace of Paris in 1763... New Edition, continued to the present time [by C. Coote & others]. In four volumes. Longman, Brown & Co. [& many others], 1850. £45
4vols., pp.xl,653; xxxvi,633; xxxvi,713; xxxii,816; uncut in original brown blind-stamped cloth, splash marks on two sides, a little marked & worn at extremities but a sound set of this standard work.
151 SACKVILLE, Thomas NORTON, Thomas. Gorboduc  The Tragedy of Ferrex and Porrex. A Scolar Press Facsimile. The Scolar Press, 1968 £25
Pp.(4)62; a very good copy in original cloth of this well-produced facsimile of the Bodley copy of the second printing (1570) of this important Tudor drama. Of the first printing, an 'exceedingly corrupted' piracy of 1565, only the Huntington copy survives.
153 SATGE ST. JEAN, Caroline, Viscomtesse de. The Cave of the Huguenots; A Tale of the XVIIth Century, and other poems. Binns and Goodwin, Bath,  £65
FIRST EDITION, pp.viii(2)77(10) adverts.; engraved frontispiece portrait & 3 oval stipple-engraved plates after sketches 'drawn from nature' by the author. Some marginal spotting of plates, otherwise well preserved in fine original striped green cloth, elaborately blocked in gold, all edges gilt, by Astle & Sons. Includes 6pp. subscribers & errata leaf with 16 more; a second edition appeared in 1852. Caroline Sparkes married Ernest Valentine, first vicomte de Satgé; their son Oscar de Satge made his fortune in Queensland where he was member of the Legislative Assembly from 1869-82; his 'Pages from the journal of a Queensland squatter' was published in 1901.
154 SHAKESPEARE, William. Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. Published according to the True Originall Copies. [The Norton Facsimile of the First Folio of Shakespeare: Based on Folios in the Folger Library Collection. Prepared by Charlton Hinman. Second Edition with a new introduction... W.W. Norton, New York, 1996.] Printed by Issac Jaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1623 £85
Folio, pp.928; a very good copy in original leather-backed decorated boards, and slip-case.
155 SHAKESPEARE, William. DODD, Rev. William. The Beauties of Shakespeare. With a general index. A new edition. Henry Washbourne, 1857. £35
Pp.380; extra-engraved title with vignette & frontispiece by Heath after Corbould; lightly spotted; a very good copy of this attractive gift book edition in apt contemporary full crimson morocco, elaborately blocked in blind, lettered in gold, all edges gilt & gauffred; slightly rubbed at edges. Endpaper inscription to 'N.H. Reeve from his sincere friend R.A. Seymour C[hrist's?].H[ospital?]. Aug '57.'
156 SHAKESPEARE. DAVIS, L. Clarke. [Editor] The Story of The Memorial Fountain to Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon. Also Accounts of the Herbert and Cowper Window, The Milton Window, Westminster... Gifts of Geo. W. Childs. Privately Printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge [Mass.], 1890. £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.viii,261; 2 plates; a very good copy in rather soiled original two-tone cloth, gilt; top edge gilt, others uncut & partly unopened. Largely concerned with the Shakespeare memorial but with short accounts of three other memorials financed by the American philanthropist George W. Childs.
157 SHERLOCK, David. Monastic Sign Language in Medieval England. Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, 2016 £15
FIRST EDITION, sm.4to., pp.158; illustrations in colour & half-tone throughout; new in pictorial card covers. An important addition which brings together all five English sign lists for the first time, with parallel translations, notes and comparisons between each.
158 SHUTE, Anna Clara. Posthumous Poems. Chapman and Hall, 1875. £45
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.
159 SIMENON, George. The Novel of Man. Translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman. (Limited edition published as a New Year's greeting to friends of the author and publisher.) Harcourt Brace & World, New York, 1964. £10
FIRST EDITION, pp.59; very good in original two-tone cloth. A lecture given by Simenon at the Brussels World Fair on October 3rd, 1958.
160 SMITH, John Thomas. A Book for a Rainy Day or Recollections of the Events of the last Sixty-Six Years. Second Edition. Richard Bentley, 1845. £75
Pp.(4)311; a little shaken but a sound uncut copy in original blind-stamped green cloth, a little worn at extremities. Same year as the rather more common first edition; an entertaining autobiographical miscellany by the Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the BM who also wrote a biography of his tutor Nollekens and 'Vagabondia', an illustrated account of London street life.
161 SUE, Eugene. The Mysteries of Paris. [In three volumes.] Chapman & Hall, 1845/6. £85
3vol., lg.8vo., pp.(4)484; (4)504 + 16pp. publishers' catalogue dated July, 1845; (4)442 + 16pp. catalogue for December, 1845; 'upwards of seven hundred' wood-engraved illustrations by Vallentin, Mason, Andrew & others; some light spotting but a good uncut set in original red cloth, blocked in blind & gold; sometime rebacked retaining original backstrips; bookplate of Thomas Barclay & ticket of C. O'Brien Bookseller Limerick. 'A startling and incredible melodrama, professing to be a realistic picture of the Parisian underworld.' Baker p.550. An important influence on Hugo's Les Miserables, Sue's novel also inspired a genre of low-life mysteries.
163 TAYLOR, Jim. Pearl Harbor II. The true story of a sneak attack by Israel upon the USS Liberty, June 8, 1967. Mideast Publishing House, Washington DC, 1980. £110
FIRST EDITION, lg.8vo., pp.240; various illustrations & facsimile documents; a very good copy in original cloth & slightly browned pictorial 'Special Edition' dust-wrapper; inscribed 'Review Copy' on endpaper with circular embossed stamp of 'The Main Event Limited' on dust-wrapper & endpaper. Taylor's exposé was suppressed in the US soon after publication for its perceived anti-semitism.
164 THACKERAY, William Makepeace. The Prose Works. Edited by Walter Jerrold with illustrations by Charles E. Brock. [In thirty volumes.] J.M. Dent, 1901-03. £220
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.
165 VAN EYCK, Robert [Floris] Perpetual Treason. Poems. The Somerset Press, Sidcot, 1939. £45
FIRST EDITION, no.7 of 200 copies (+ 10 specials); pp.30 + colophon leaf; a good copy in original linen-backed printed blue boards; ex libris Percy Muir. Evidently the first published work of the Dutch-born poet & artist. Copac lists Cambridge copy only. A.A.M. Stols printed a second edition in 1944.
166 WEDMORE, Frederick. Dream of Provence (Orgeas and Miradou) Isbister & Company, 1905. £30
First separate trade edition, (previously issued in an edition of 25 copies for private circulatiuon only); pp.36(2); printed on hand-made paper in what was presumably a small edition; a very good unopened copy in original printed boards & tissue wrapper (frayed).
167 WEDMORE, Frederick. To Nancy. Isbister & Company, 1905. £30
First separate edition, pp.37(3); printed on hand-made paper in what was presumably a small edition; a very good unopened copy in original printed boards & tissue wrapper (frayed).
168 WHYTE-MELVILLE, G.J. Black But Comely or, The Adventures of Jane Lee. Fourth Edition. Chapman & Hall, 1880. £25
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.
169 WILLIAMS, Gomer. History of Liverpool Privateers and Letters of Marque with an account of the Liverpool Slave Trade. [Reprinted in facsimile from the original edition of 1897 by] Augustus M. Kelley, New York, 1966 £20
Pp.xvi,718; folding frontispiece & 3 facsimile leaves; a very good copy in original cloth.
170 WODEHOUSE, P.G. A Gentleman of Leisure. Herbert Jenkins, [c1924] £25
Pp.256; a very good copy in original green cloth, slightly rubbed at head & tail of backstrip. First published in 1910 by Alston Rivers, BM Cat. lists four other editions but not this first Jenkins printing in standard format.
171 WOODBRIDGE. FENN, John. The School-Master's legacy and family monitor: Adapted to every age and station in life... Printed and Sold for the compiler by J. Loder, Woodbridge, 1843. £45
FIRST EDITION, 12mo., 500 copies printed; pp.xiv,120; a good copy of this scarce collection of precepts & maxims in original blind-stamped brown cloth lettered in gold; recased & title mounted. 10pp. subscribers include the poet Bernard Barton and many local families of note, but distribution seems to have stayed local with only the British Library & Library of Congress copies located in NSTC. Fenn was schoolmaster at Athenrye House in Woodbridge for some fifty-eight years. Copsey 822, Authors I, p.186; SB 2859.