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ALBERS, J.,
Poems and Drawings / Gedichte Und Zeichnungen.
. New York, 1961; oblong 8vo; unnumbered pages, texts and plates, bound concertina- style; illus. wrps with printed plastic foil wraparound. Presentation copy from the publisher of this, the second edition, with his inscription on the front free e.p.: -- a peaceful Christmas 1973 to Burry from the Wittenborns -- over an abstract design which appears to be either a lithograph not included in ordinary copies, or else an original drawing. [ Dr - M ].
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Book number: 015049
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ANON
Rudyard Kipling - Obituary in the Times of 20 January 1936
. With Kipling's photograph. Full page. Also on this page; Royal tributes, other apprecaitions like that of Bernard Shaw, Alfred Noyes. Kipling's devotian to France and Indian tributes Tagore [DR box ].
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Book number: F1929
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AUDEN, W.H.,
Good and Evil in the Lord of the Rings.
. Oxford, 1993, 16pp. including the stiff front cover, issued originally as free insert for the 1992 catalogue Tolkien and Friends number 4, issued on the occasion of the centenary celebrations at Keble college, Oxford. there were 26 copies marked A - Z for friends of the publisher, never made available in the trade. Printed on single sides, A-4 with front cover in 3 colours (initials W and A) on conqueror paper, This edition has a colophon which did not appear in the regular edition. Actual year of publication was 1992. this copy in loose sheets is stamped below the colophon: Uncorrected proof copy followed by the title. [ Tolkien inklings Oxford ].
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Book number: F0240-7
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AUDEN , W.H. DYLAN THOMAS, STEPHEN SPENDER, RICHARD CCHURCH, WILLIAM EMPSOM, C. DAY LEWIS AND MANY OTHERS
Poetry a Magazine of Verse Founded By Harriet Monroe. Volume Xlix, No. 4, for January 1937.
. English number edited by W.H. Auden and Michael Roberts (eds.) pp. 179 - 238. orange printed wrappers, cover designed by Eric Gill. Contributions/poems by Auden, St. Spender, Dylan Thomas and many others. Criticism by Michael Robets, W. Empson, Auden and Cecil Day Lewis.
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Book number: F2375
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BAMPFYLDE, JAMES,
The Poems of James Bampfylde.
. {Being the slim output of a minor 18th century poet.].Edited and introduced by R.Lonsdale.No 32 of 300 copies.Signed by the editor.The Perpetua Press, Oxford 1988.80pp.;bound in publ.beige cl.with gilt initials on fr.bd.and titles on spine;plain paper d.w.;features in frontis -piece painting by J.Reynolds of the poet and friend.Full intro and notes( private press ).
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Book number: 011811
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BARRIE, J.M. ,
Farewell, Miss Julie Logan : A Wintry Tale
. Published in the supplement to THE TIMES, Thursday, December 24, 1931, 6pp. frayed, browned, Text in three columns, Folded into eighths with splits and small holes along folds. Edges chipped and tear to last page. 1931. True first edition. 8pp (the story 6 pp.):: 450mm x 350mm . the very first appearance.
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Book number: F2557
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BAYLEY, JOHN
Iris and the Friends. A Year of Memories.
. Duckworth, 1999, 208pp. hardback in d/j in pristine condition. First edition. (ISBN: 0715629328) .
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Book number: F2946
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BECKETT, SAMUEL,
Collected Shorter Prose 1945 - 1980
. J. Calder, 1984. First Edition. Fine hardback in d/j 218pp. Unclipped jacket has fading vertically along the spine/front panel edge as usual with this edition [ST x 2 ]. (ISBN: 0714540277) .
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Book number: F1940-2
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BECKETT, SAMUEL,
Collected Poems 1930-1978
. J. Calder, 1984. First Edition. Fine hardback in d/j 179pp. Unclipped jacket has fading vertically along the spine/front panel edge as usual with this edition. (ISBN: 0714540528) .
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BEERBOHM, MAX
Zuleika Dobson
. Folio society, 2008, Illustrated by Michael Kirkham. Bound in buckram, blocked with a design by Michael Kirkham. Set in Baskerville with Berolina display. Frontispiece and 8 colour illustrations. Size: 9" x 5¾", 216 pages. The dazzling daughter of a curate and a circus-rider, Zuleika Dobson is the world's most celebrated conjurer, and is used to men falling in love with her. When she arrives at Judas College, Oxford, to visit her grandfather, her beauty and charms very nearly cause a stampede among the undergraduates. The Duke of Dorset is particularly smitten, but Zuleika insists that she can never love anyone who is not impervious to her charms. When the Duke disregards an ancient family curse and sets his heart on Zuleika, the comic and fanciful become blended with the poignant and tragic in this uniquely English fable. Max Beerbohm was a critic, essayist, caricaturist and perennially sought-after dinner-party guest in smart Mayfair circles. Zuleika Dobson is his only novel and a joy to read. Romantic, witty and satirical, it is a sparkling fantasy of university life in Edwardian England, and undoubtedly draws on his own time at Oxford as a member of Oscar Wilde's set. Beerbohm creates a magnificently eccentric golden world, where the Duke rides a polo pony down the street and the statues of Roman emperors break into a sweat at the sight of Zuleika’s beauty. Zuleika Dobson was rapturously received at the time of its publication in 1911. A product of a golden age of English literary humour, it is a rare combination of beauty and comic oddity reminiscent of Saki and Wilde – perfectly captured, in this edition, by Michael Kirkham's charming modernist illustrations. new copy.
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BEERBOHM, MAX.,
Zuleika Dobson
. With a foreword and illustrations (on fine colour plates) by Osbert Lancaster. Oxford, The Shakespeare Head Press, 1975, Designed by Ruari McLean, printed at the Oxford University Press, xvi,187pp. Quarter dark blue crushed morocco over turquoise & white striped bds. gilt-ruled, gilt lettering & decoration on spine. 12 attractive double spread colour plates by OSBERT LANCASTER. Printed in Monotype Garamond on Abbey Mills Book White and Smooth Processed Papers. Text printed in magenta and black. Fine in illust. heavy cardboard slip-case No. 346. of 750 copies signed "Osbert Lancaster" fine copy. [ DL ]( private press ).
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Book number: 091727-1
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BELLOW, SAUL.
More Die of Heartbreak
. The Alison Press/Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1987, 335pp. First English Edition, Fine Hard Cover in fine d/j , unread [ 2 x sp ]. (ISBN: 0436039621) .
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Book number: F0134
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BETJEMAN, JOHN,
Summoned By Bells.
Paradine. Original full blue leather binding, titles to spine gilt, bell design in gilt to front board, twin rules to boards, raised bands ruled in gilt, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt, and a silk page marker, marbled endpapers. Housed in the original marbled paper slipcase with a circular blue morocco inlay featuring a bell design in gilt on the front cover. 115 pp. First enlarged edition of this long, autobiographical poem published in a limited edition of only 100 copies. The book was published by Murray in 1960, with drawings by Michael Tree all hand-painted, and again in 1976 in an enlarged edition , adding the text of "Cricket Master / (An Incident)" on pages 111-115 and a portrait of the poet by Derek Hill and a facsimile page of the draft typescript with invited comments by Tom Driberg, John Sparrow and John Murray with the author's replies, Paradine produced this deluxe issue in 1977 and had the 100 copies specially bound on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, limiting the edition to 100 copies, each numbered and signed by Betjeman, and with all of Tree's drawings hand-coloured . a fine copy.
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BLACKWELL, BASIL, - TOLKIEN
Fifty New Poems for Children
0. An Anthology selected from Books recently published by Basil Blackwell. Oxford, n.d; .64pp.; publisher's boards with pictorial title mounted,printed paper label on spine; spine slightly bumped and worn at head, label on spine a little chipped, rear board partially faded, neat contemporary ownership entries on front endpapers. A good copy of the first edition of this anthology, though by definition not the first printing of any of the poems. The poets includeEleanor Farjeon, Robert Graves, Edith Sitwell, and J.R.R.Tolkien ("Goblin Feet").
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BLAKE, WILLIAM,
Songs of Innocence
1954. The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, London, no date [1954]; 31 colour-printed plates, 5 letterpress pages; original orange morocco, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g.; spine minimally spotted and faded, without the slip-case. The fine Trianon Press facsimile of one of the earliest copies to be coloured and issued by the artist [c. 1790-1794], from the Lessing J. Rosenwald copy, now in the Library of Congress. One of the 800 copies for distribution in the U.S.A. with the American distributor's notice stuck over the imprint [the edition comprised 1626 copies in all].
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Book number: IS001093
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BLUNDEN, E.,
Near and Far and the Poems. 2 Titles
. Two signed first editions [one limited] viz: Near and Far. New Poems. London,Cobden-Sanderson, 1929; 67pp.; or. cl. paper label on spine; occas. v.sl. foxing; WITH: The Poems of Edmund Blunden. London, Cobden-Sanderson,1930; xviii, 336pp.; or. cl.; sp. faded & very sl. marked, bds partlyfaded, bookplate, e.ps sl. foxed; . The first item bears Blunden's sign. on e.p. with an inscription by a former owner; the second is one of an edition of 210 copies, signed by the poet [ST].
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Book number: F1239
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BOTTRALL, R.ONALD,
A Collection of 41 (43 of Which 2 Duplicates) Poetry Magazines of Which Most Include Bottrall's Poems / Articles ( One By His Wife Margaret) from the Poet's Library
. And 9 titles dedicated to him by Italian, Spanish and Swedish poets and the June 1928 issue of THE PEM, his Cambridge college's student paper at the time.
¶ Francis James Ronald Bottrall (2 September 1906, Camborne, Cornwall-25 June 1989) , Cornish poet. He was praised highly by F.R. Leavis and Martin Seymour-Smith. He won a scholarship to Cambridge, and spent his working life abroad. His few successful poems occur amongst a mass of intelligent work. Honours: " OBE, 1949; Coronation Medal, 1953; Syracuse International Poetry Prize, 1954; Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, 1955; Knight of St. John, 1972; Grande Ufficiale dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, 1973; Knight Commander, Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Malta, 1977.
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Book number: F3180
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BOYD WILLIAM,
Brazzaville Beach.
. First edition signed by the author and specially bound by the London Limited Edition society,1990. No 48 of only 150 copies.314pp; green publ. cl. with marble- paper covering on front bds.; gilt borders on bds. and gilt title on spine. [ dr m ].
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BRIDGE, ANN,
And Then You Came.
0. 1948. A Novel. London, Chatto & Windus, 1948; 319, [i]pp.; publisher's turquoise cloth boards, dust wrapper; spine and boards faded at top and bottom, endpapers a little spotted, a few very small brown spots to edges of cloth boards; chip at top of dust-wrapper with loss affecting the first two words of the title on the spine, and top of front panel to a lesser degree, and a few brown spots and very short splits or tears on dust-wrapper. A good presentation copy of the first edition, boldly inscribed by the author in ink on the front free endpaper: "Dr Paul Jacobsthal - in gratitude for much help and kindness - from Ann Bridge".The dust-wrapper was designed by Irene Hawkins.
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Book number: IS002237
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BUNYAN, JOHN,
The Poems
0. 1980. Edited by Graham Midgley [The Miscellaneous Works of John Bunyan Volume VI]. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1980; lxii, 345 pp. with vignette illustrations in one section;; publisher's blue buckram, spine gilt, dust-wrapper; a very good copy. A fine scholarly edition, which includes "Profitable Meditations", "One Thing is Needful", "Ebal and Gerizzim", Poems from "The Pilgrim's Progress" and from "The Holy War", "A Discourse of the Building .. of the House of God" and further poems, including "A Book for Boys and Girls" (1686) with illustrations of the woodcuts in a 1724 edition.
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BURGESS, ANTHONY,
Honey for the Bears
0. 1963. London, Heinemann, 1963; 256 pp.; publisher's orange boards, dust wrapper; prelims and edges of contents slightly spotted, dust wrapper worn at edges and hinges, with short tears and two letters inked in by an owner. First edition.
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BUSCH, WILHELM,
Max and Moritz.
0. A Story in Seven Tricks. Munich: Braun & Schneider, London: A.N.Myers && Co. n.d. [c. 1870]; [iv], 53pp. printed on one side of every leaf, with two or three hand-coloured vignettes after the author on nearly every page, publisher's list printed on the endpapers; publisher's olive-green cloth, decorated and illustrated in black and gilt; splits to hinges with slight losses at head and tail of spine, rear board partly faded, inner joints split, stitching defective to first gathering, hence front endpaper and first four pages detached, page 8 detached and chipped at edges, slight embrowning, owner's name - Dorothy E. Hart - in top margin of title-page, lacking rear free endpaper. Rare edition in English of one of Germany's most famous and most successful children's books. Wilhelm Busch owed his immense and lasting success to his humour and illustrations. Apparently the first translation into English was by C.T.Brooks, and was published in Boston in 1871; the British Library's copy of the anonymous translation we are offering, published with Busch's original illustrations and colouring by his original publisher, is dated 1874, but our copy is undated. We think it is of the 1870s, or just possibly early 1880s. No edition in Osborne.
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CARR, J[AMES] L[OYD]
The First Saturday in May; an Echo of a Shropshire Lad
. The Tern Press, Shropshire, 1993. Hardcover. First Edition, limited to 140 numbered copies printed on Lana paper and signed by the publishers, Nicholas and Mary Parry. Landscape small8vo. Unpaginated. Decorated boards. Illustrated with eight black and white wood engravings from drawings and photographs taken at various villages on the first Saturday in May, 1993,by Nicholas Parry. In fine state. No dust wrapper, as issued. A delightful account of the first village cricket match of the 1936 season and the train journey to and from the game. Carr's story was first printed in the cricketing anthology 'Fine Glances', issued three years previously. White and green pictorial paper over boards. Title in red on front cover and spine. outer edge untrimmed. Textured green end papers A charming book on cricket. elightful little story by JL Carr recalling a match he played at Bridgenorth in Worcestershire in 1936. Strangely, this attractive item is not widely known. Byron Rogers wrote a highly acclaimed biography of JL Carr , but the First Saturday in May is not shown in the list of books written by Carr. It also escaped the attention of Stephen Gibbs in Post Padwick. ( private press ).
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Book number: 091849-11
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CARROLL, L.,
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
. Illustrated by John Tenniel. The Sally Press, n.d. (modern facsimile edition) 172pp. paperback. Raised coloured collage illustration pasted to covers, raised title in brass colours pasted to front cover [ SP presents ] .
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CARROLL, LEWIS
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
. Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. Walker Books, 1999, immaculate hardback in d/j. 2nd impression. perfect copy. (ISBN: 0744561248) .
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