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'T.' [OF PUNCH] (JOSEPH THORP)
FRIENDS AND ADVENTURES
London, Jonathan Cape 1931, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Light shelf wear & scuffing to boards; else vg condition. 8vo, pp. 283. Thorp was the drama critic for Punch Magazine. Former owner's bookplate and name on front endpapers.
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Book number: 038299
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Keywords: Punch Magazine

 
[FRANCOISE D'AUBIGNE, MARQUISE DE MAINTENON]
LETTRES DE MADAME DE MAINTENON, Tome VII [bound with] LETTRES DU CLERGE DE FRANCE, A MADAME DE MAINTENON, Tome VIII.
Amsterdam, 1751, hb. Bound in original full leather; contents clean & tight: gd+ cond. 12mo, pp. 348, 336. Two volumes bound into one, with the number "4" on spine. Letters cover the period 1700 to 1725; text is in French.
¶ Francoise d'Aubigne, Marquise de Maintenon (1635-1719) was the second wife of King Louis XIV of France. After Louis's first wife died in 1683, he married her secretly. On the king's death in 1715, she retired to the educational institution for poor noblewomen she had founded in 1686. She was accused of having great influence over the king, especially in regard to the persecution of the Protestants.
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Book number: 033526
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A SAVAGE CLUB SOUVENIR
, Privately Printed 1916, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Bound in original woven gray-green cloth with gilt emblem. 8vo, pp. xv, 244. Boards sunned, with light wear to extremities. Binding a bit dry & sl. stressed. Contents unmarked. A good to good plus copy.
¶ According to Andrew Halliday, who was elected a joint Honorary Secretary at the first annual meeting in 1858, "The Savage Club was formed to supply the want which Dr. Samuel Johnson and his friends experienced when they founded the Literary Club. A little band of authors, journalists and artists felt the need of a place of reunion where, in their hours of leisure, they might gather together and enjoy each other's society, apart from the publicity of that which was known in Johnson's time as the coffee house, and equally apart from the chilling splendour of the modern club." This edition, one of only 500 copies printed, "brings together some brief recollections and sketches by members". It is a scarce item, seldom seen in its original presentation, although now unfortunately available as one of those abominable print upon demand concoctions (lacking, no doubt, the many excellent illustrations which grace this volume).
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Book number: 041624
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ALLINGHAM, WILLIAM / EDITED BY H. ALLINGHAM AND D. RADFORD / INTRODUCTION BY CHRISTOPHER RICKS
THE DIARIES
London, The Folio Society 2007, hb. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. Near fine cond. in very slightly scuffed, else vg/nf slipcase. 8vo, pp. 351.
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Book number: 044576
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Keywords: Folio Society Biography

 
ARMSTRONG, MARTIN
LAUGHING An Essay
New York, Harper & Brothers,Publishers 1928, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: Tinted frontispiece. Minor edge wear, rubbing & soiling to bds; else good+. 12mo no dj pp. 87 A volume in "The Pleasures of Life" series, edited by J. B. Priestley.
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Book number: 022366
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AUDEN, W. H.
SECONDARY WORLDS
New York City, Random House 1968, 1st Amer ed., hb. Light shelf wear; else vg cond. in sl. soiled & chipped g/vg dj. Royal 8vo, pp. 144. One of the British/American poet's last works: a book of essays written in 1967 for the T. S. Eliot lectures.
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Book number: 037634
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Keywords: BritLit Poetry Essays

 
BABCOCK, MALTBIE DAVENPORT
THOUGHTS FOR EVERY-DAY LIVING
New York City, Charles Scribner's Sons 1906, hb. Ill.: Photo frontispiece of author. Bound in original ribbed green cloth with gilt lettering. 12mo, pp. xviii,192. Spine end chipped, board edges rubbed, binding shaken but holding, contents unmarked. A good copy.
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Book number: 043391
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BELLOC, HILAIRE
SHORT TALKS WITH THE DEAD and Others
London, Jonathan Cape 1928, hb. Bound in original blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 12mo, pp. 224, ads. A title in The Traveller's Library. Small crease to front bd. Former owner's name. Sl. shelf wear; else clean & vg condition.
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Book number: 038387
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BLAKE, GEORGE
REST AND BE THANKFUL
Edinburgh, Porpoise Press 1934, 1st edition, hb blue cloth. Bds. bumped at tips; else vg cond. in sl. chipped, soiled vg- dj. Small 8vo, pp. 344. A collection of thirteen stories. The dust jacket shows the original publisher's price. Scarce title.
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Book number: 021069
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Keywords: Scotland Scottish Travel 'Vagabond'

 
BLUNDEN, EDMUND
VOTIVE TABLETS Studies Chiefly Appreciative of English Authors and Books
London, Cobden-Sanderson ND (1930s), hb. Spine & bd. edges sunned, corners bumped, else good+ to vg-. 8vo no dj pp. 367. The former owner has made light pencil tick marks to the margins throughout the book.
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Book number: 027989
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BOSWELL, JAMES [GEOFFREY SCOTT, EDITOR]
THE JOURNAL OF JAMES BOSWELL / Love-Letters of James Boswell and Margaret Montgomerie
Toronto, [Privately printed] 1930, hb. Ill.: handwriting facsimiles. Larger 4to, pp.iv, 264. The book designed by Bruce Rogers and printed in a limited edition of 570 copies, of which this is copy number 506.
¶ The first publication of Boswell's private papers, which had, since Boswell's death in 1785, lain locked in a cabinet sequestered in the estate of Lord Talbot de Malahide, until the copyright to them was acquired by Lieut. Col. Isham, "as a result of which this long-shut gateway into the eighteenth century was finally unlocked". Prepared for the press by Geoffrey Scott, whose "duty has here been confined (except in Vol. VI) to establish the text and chronology of the documents; to classify them with a view to the special character of this edition; and to provide some brief explanatory prefaces." The printer was William Edwin Rudge. After printing, the type was distributed. This is volume 8 of an eighteen volume set, and contains not only the love letters (some in facsimile) but also "..documents relative to their courtship and marriage." With an Introduction, and Editorial and Textural Note. The book is bound in red paper over boards, with a paper spine label. The spine is a trifle sunned, with hand-painted library accession numbers at the foot. There are no other library markings. There is a moisture stain to the top outside corners of the pastedowns, which has offset to the facing endpapers. This defect may have been due to a production error, in the application of the glue, as there is no other evidence of moisture damage to the book - the contents are pristine. The binding is otherwise clean and tight, if slightly bumped at the corners. Overall, in very good condition. (We have other individual volumes available.)
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Book number: 029553
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Keywords: Limited edition Samuel Johnson Dr. Johnson

 
BOSWELL, JAMES [GEOFFREY SCOTT, EDITOR]
THE JOURNAL OF JAMES BOSWELL 1772-1774 / His Jaunt to London, Spring, 1772 [etc., etc.]
, [Privately printed] 1930, hb. Ill.: handwriting facsimiles. Larger 4to, pp. vii, 274. The book designed by Bruce Rogers and printed in a limited edition of 570 copies, of which this is copy number 506.
¶ The first publication of Boswell's private papers, which had, since Boswell's death in 1785, lain locked in a cabinet sequestered in the estate of Lord Talbot de Malahide, until the copyright to them was acquired by Lieut. Col. Isham, "as a result of which this long-shut gateway into the eighteenth century was finally unlocked". Prepared for the press by Geoffrey Scott, whose "duty has here been confined (except in Vol. VI) to establish the text and chronology of the documents; to classify them with a view to the special character of this edition; and to provide some brief explanatory prefaces." The printer was William Edwin Rudge. After printing, the type was distributed. This is volume 9 of an eighteen volume set, and contains "A Letter from Oliver Goldsmith concerning 'She Stoops to Conquer', 1773 and The Story of his efforts in behalf of his Client John Reid Hanged for Sheep-stealing, 21 September 1774." The book is bound in red paper over boards, with a paper spine label. The spine is a trifle sunned, with hand-painted library accession numbers at the foot. There are no other library markings. There are a few light scuffs to the boards, and the corners are a trifle worn and bumped. The contents are pristine. Overall, in very good condition. (We have other individual volumes available.)
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BROWN, MALCOLM (ED.)
THE LETTERS OF T. E. LAWRENCE
London, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd 1988, 1st edition, hb. Near fine cond. in sl. scuffed & soiled, else vg+ dj. Royal 8vo, pp. xxxi, 568. Drawing on previously unavailable sources, Brown presents a wide and fascinating range of holographic insights.
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Keywords: Lawrence of Arabia T. E. Shaw Arabs Arabia The Desert War Seven Pillars T. E. Lawrence

 
[RUDYARD KIPLING] BRYANT, ALICE CRANDELL (ED.)
KIPLING DAY-BY-DAY
New York City, Thomas Y. Crowell 1913, . Ill.: photo frontispiece. Spine a bit sunned, limp leather covers sl. rubbed & edge-worn. 12mo, pp. 124. Bound in faux leather resembling alligator skin, with gilt stamped "The Best of Kipling" on front cover. Decorated eps.
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CLAUDEL, PAUL AND ANDRE GIDE
THE CORRESPONDENCE 1899-1926 BETWEEN PAUL CLAUDEL AND ANDRE GIDE
London, Secker & Warburg 1952, 1st edition, hb. Very sl edgewear, bds sl bowed, else gd+ in rubbed, gd+ dj. 8vo, pp. 299. Introduction and Notes by Robert Mallet. Prefaced and translated by John Russell.
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DOBREE, BONAMY
ENGLISH ESSAYISTS
London, Collins 1946, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: 8 color, 23 b&w plates. Sl. cocked, sl. edge wear; else vg+ in sl. rubbed, o/w vg dj. slim 8vo pp. 47. No. 106 in the BRITAIN IN PICTURES series
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Book number: 028217
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DUNCAN, DONALD ALBERT
SOME LETTERS AND OTHER WRITINGS OF DONALD ALBERT DUNCAN
Halifax, NS, Imperial Publishing Company 1945, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. Royal 8vo, pp. 200. A collection of articulate letters and brief pieces, mainly published in the Winnipeg Free Press.
¶ Boards bumped, edge-worn and lightly soiled. Binding stressed with several signatures a bit loose. Contents otherwise clean and tight. A fair to good copy. No dust jacket.
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Book number: 036440
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[JOHN EVEYLN] EDITED BY WILLIAM BRAY, ESQ.
THE DIARY OF JOHN EVELYN, ESQ., F.R.S., from 1641 to 1705-6. With Memoir.
London, Frederick Warne and Co. ND (c. 1890), hb. Handsomely bound in full emerald green leather. 8vo, pp. 619. A title in "The Chandos Classics" series. Marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, embellished spine in six compartments.
¶ Boards show light rubbing and scuffing. Hinges tight. No markings of previous owner, and text is clean and tightly bound. A good, to good plus, copy.
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Book number: 040536
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ELWIN, MALCOLM
THE NOELS AND THE MILBANKES
London, Macdonald 1967, Ed. not stated, Hb. Ill.: B&w illustrations. Bumoed, else good in p-c, scuffed and toen, good- dj. 8vo, pp. 471. The letters of Judith Lady Milbanke paint a picture of society in the last quarter of the 18th century.
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Book number: 018117
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Keywords: Biography Lettres Letters Social History England

 
EVELYN, JOHN
memoires for my grand-son
London, Nonesuch Press 1926, 1st edition, . Bound in vellum with blind-stamped rules to limp covers. small 12mo pp. xii, 104. 1250 copies printed on French hand-made paper. This is number 1154. Transcribed, with a preface and notes, by Geoffrey Keynes.
¶ Slight soiling to base of spine. Covers and inner pastedowns a bit wrinkled. Hinges tight and contents very clean. About very good plus overall.
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Book number: 026771
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FORSTER, E. M.
TWO CHEERS FOR DEMOCRACY
London, Edward Arnold & Co. 1951, 1st edition, hb blue buck. Bds. sl. bowed & scuffed; else vg in sl. chipped & soiled, vg dj. 8vo pp. 371. A second collection of "occasional papers of about seventy essays, articles, broadcasts" etc. Dust jacket not price-clipped
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Book number: 028277
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FRASER, ANTONIA
LOVE LETTERS
London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1976, 1st edition, hb. Spine cocked, else vg in vg dj. Owner's name & date of ffep. 8vo, xxi, 247 pp. An collection of love letters, by some of the greatest writers in history: Strachey, Byron, Lewis Carroll, Thomas More.
¶ We also have a copy of the 1977 1st American edition, published by Knopf, vg in vg dj, at $15.
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Book number: 008042
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[HUDSON, W. H.] GARNETT, EDWARD (ED.)
153 LETTERS FROM W. H. HUDSON
London, Nonesuch Press 1923, 1st edition, hb buckram. Ill.: title page photo of Hudson. Rear bd. very sl. bowed, else near fine condition. larger 8vo pp. 191. Bound in brown buckram with extra spine label laid-in. This is number 629 of 1,000 numbered copies.
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Book number: 027019
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GARROD, H. W.
GENIUS LOCI and Other Essays
Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press 1950, 1st edition, hb. Sl. spine slant, sl. wear to bds., else vg condition. Small 8vo, pp. viii, 131. Six essays, including "On Growing Old", "On Sitting For One's Picture", and "The World's Worst Poet".
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Book number: 031786
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GRAY, ALAN
THE GENTLE PERSUASION Sketches of Scottish Life
Winnipeg, Published by the author 1918, 1st edition, . Card covers bowed, edge-rubbed & somewhat soiled; else g/vg cond. Square 8vo, pp. 99. Printed by Bulman Bros. Winnipeg. Author's signed presentation copy. Binding cracking at center of book, but contents intact.
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Book number: 031343
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