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 , A Complete Account of the Ceremonies Observed in the Coronations of the Kings and Queens of England. Containing, I. The Form of the Royal Letters of Summons,... XIII. A Bill of Fare at a Former Coronation-Feast. With Many Other Notable Particulars,... The Whole Adorn'd with Curious Cuts, . .
A Complete Account of the Ceremonies Observed in the Coronations of the Kings and Queens of England. Containing, I. The Form of the Royal Letters of Summons,... XIII. A Bill of Fare at a Former Coronation-Feast. With Many Other Notable Particulars,... The Whole Adorn'd with Curious Cuts, . .
London, Printed for J. Roberts, in Warwick-Lane; J. Stagg, in Westminster Hall; and D. Browne, without Temple-Bar, 1727. Quarter-bound Leather. 4to: 80pp, with large folding copper-engraved frontispiece, "Procession of Kings and Queens with over 150 robed figures," measuring a full 44 cm x 35 cm, a second folding engraving, "The Manner of the Champions, performing the Ceremony of ye Challenge," and 12 woodcuts in the text depicting various ceremonial objects, including crowns, maces, scepters, and coronation rings. Bound in early (possibly contemporary) quarter sheep with marbled boards, rubbed along spine and corners; red morocco lettering piece, chipped but clearly legible; all edges marbled. Bookplate of Buddle Atkinson to front paste down. A sturdy, unsophisticated copy, frontispiece slightly foxed along folds, sporadic light soiling and browning, otherwise clean and bright. ESTC Citation No. T116211. Lowndes 526. Bindley pt. vi, 1039. Fourth Edition (reissue, with altered title page, of sheets from third edition). Full of fascinating information relating to the etiquette and procedure of royal ceremonies. Buddle Atkinson's bookplate appears in Hugo's Catalogue of Thomas Bewick's works, but it is, in fact, engraved on steel, not wood, and came from the workshop of Mark Lambert, one of Bewick's pupils. The plate was designed and engraved by George F. Robinson, who joined Lambert's workshop in 1841 and who, in the course of 50 years, became chief engraver and director of all art works carried out by the firm. The plate was produced when Atkinson (b.1841) was a young child, perhaps for putting in books that had been owned by his father, John Buddle, so it likely dates from 1845-1850. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Very Good+ .
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Catalogue: XIX CENTURY
Keywords: Coronations—Great Britain. Germany—History—843-1273.

 
ABBOTT, BERENICE (1898-1991)
[Photobook] Greenwich Village : Today and Yesterday [Signed]
New York, Harper & Brothers, 1949. First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition (so stated) of Abbott's photo essay on the streets, store fronts, artists, alleyways, restaurants, and bars of New York City's Greenwich Village. With text by Henry W. Lanier, editor, writer, and son of southern poet Sydney Lanier. Demy 8vo (234 x 148mm): xi,[3],161,[1]pp, with 64 unnumbered pages of plates from photographs by Abbott printed by sheet-fed photogravure. Publisher's finely woven black cloth, lettered in white and accented in blue on spine and front cover; pictorial dust jacket (montage of Abbott's photographs), priced $5.00. Signed by Abbott on title page and dated in year of publication, "December 1949." Corners lightly bumped, tip of jacket's spine panel with skillfully restored, else a Fine example, tightly bound and clean throughout. Late in 1929, Abbott returned to New York from Paris with the intention "to do in Manhattan what Atget did in Paris," capturing on film the city's architectural history before it disappeared. (Roth, p. 100) Throughout the Thirties, she photographed New York "with a straightforward style that nodded toward 19th-century classicism while signaling a new sort of stripped-down modernism." (Parr & Badger I, p. 141) Issued as part of Harper's Art Library series. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine-/Fine-.
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Keywords: Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works. New York (State) -- New York -- Greenwich Village.

 OVID (43 BC-17 OR 18 AD), Ovid's Art of Love. In Three Books. Translated by Mr. Dryden, Mr. Congreve, &C. Together with the Remedy of Love. To Which Are Added, the Court of Love. A Tale from Chaucer. And the History of Love. Adorn'd with Cuts [Ars Amatoria]
OVID (43 BC-17 OR 18 AD)
Ovid's Art of Love. In Three Books. Translated by Mr. Dryden, Mr. Congreve, &C. Together with the Remedy of Love. To Which Are Added, the Court of Love. A Tale from Chaucer. And the History of Love. Adorn'd with Cuts [Ars Amatoria]
London, printed for J. Tonson; and sold by W. Taylor at the Ship in Pater-Noster-Row, 1712. Full Calf. 8vo: [8]174,179-482[pagination irregular but text continuous]pp, with frontispiece and six further copper-engraved plates by Guernier. The History of Love, by Charles Hopkins, with separate title page dated 1709. Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt in six compartments between raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt, edges speckled red. A handsome scarce early edition, binding nicely preserved (beautifully rebacked), pages fresh and bright (faint tide marks to upper margins of a few), plates in rich, dark impressions. Case 252 (b). A reissue of the edition of 1709 with a new title page (Case). Ovid's Art of Love (Ars Amatoria), a manual on seduction and intrigue provides (in its first and second books) instruction to men in meeting and seducing women and in preventing others from stealing them. With the poet's Remedy of Love (Remedia Amoris), it completes his corpus of elegiac, erotic poetry, but it is also, in part, a satire on didactic poetry, offering such advise as Don't Forget Her Birthday!, Let Her Miss You-But Not For Long, and Don't Ask About Her Age. The third book offers similar advice to women: Make-Up, But In Private, Beware of False Lovers, and Try Young and Older Lovers. Sexual matters are dealt with at the end of each book, with, for example, the second book addressing the pleasures of simultaneous orgasm and the third various sexual positions, with women exhorted to choose the most suitable after taking into account the proportions of their own bodies. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Near Fine .
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Keywords: Latin literature. Love poetry, Latin—Translations into English.

 ADAMS, GEORGE (1750-1795), An Essay on Electricity, Explaining the Principles of That Useful Science; and Describing the Instruments, Contrived Either to Illustrate the Theory, or Render the Practice Entertaining. Illustrated with Six Plates. To Which Is Added, a Letter to the Author, from Mr. John Birch, Surgeon, on the Subject of Medical Electricity. By the Late George Adams, Mathematical Instrument Maker to His Majesty, &C. The Fifth Edition, with Corrections and Additions, by William Jones, Mathematical Instrument Maker [Uncut]
ADAMS, GEORGE (1750-1795)
An Essay on Electricity, Explaining the Principles of That Useful Science; and Describing the Instruments, Contrived Either to Illustrate the Theory, or Render the Practice Entertaining. Illustrated with Six Plates. To Which Is Added, a Letter to the Author, from Mr. John Birch, Surgeon, on the Subject of Medical Electricity. By the Late George Adams, Mathematical Instrument Maker to His Majesty, &C. The Fifth Edition, with Corrections and Additions, by William Jones, Mathematical Instrument Maker [Uncut]
London, printed by J. Dillon, and Co. for, and sold by, W. and S. Jones, Opticians, Holborn, 1799. Early Reprint. Paper-Covered Boards. 8vo: xiv[bound out of sequence],594pp, with six copper-engraved plates. Tall, uncut, wide-margined copy, completely unsophisticated, in original drab grey boards, beige paper spine, printed paper label. An exemplary example, binding square and tight; pages, clean fresh and bright. Wheeler Gift 519b. Fifth (and most desirable) Edition of this seminal work on electricity and its applications (first published 1784), with corrections and additions by William Jones. Adams came from a family of makers of scientific instruments and globes, and was Mathematical Instrument-Maker to His Majesty George III. In the 1780s, he began publishing a series of illustrated texts dealing with the physical sciences. Following close on the heels of Essay on Electricity were Essays on the Microscope (1787), Astronomical and Geographical Essays (1789), Geometrical and Graphical Essays (1791), and Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy (5 vols. 1794). The six engraved plates, including a new frontispiece, contain 105 figures, mostly illustrating various experimental instruments constructed by Adams, often at the request of the king in line with his interest in the practical applications of science. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine .
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Keywords: Electricity — Early works to 1800. Science — Miscellaneous.

 ADAMS, GEORGE, THE ELDER (D. 1773); SAMUEL JOHNSON, A Treatise Describing the Construction and Explaining the Use of New Celestial and Terrestrial Globes : Designed to Illustrate, in the Most Easy and Natural Manner, the Phenomena of the Earth and Heavens, and to Shew the Correspondence of the Two Spheres : With a Great Variety of Astronomical and Geographical Problems
ADAMS, GEORGE, THE ELDER (D. 1773); SAMUEL JOHNSON
A Treatise Describing the Construction and Explaining the Use of New Celestial and Terrestrial Globes : Designed to Illustrate, in the Most Easy and Natural Manner, the Phenomena of the Earth and Heavens, and to Shew the Correspondence of the Two Spheres : With a Great Variety of Astronomical and Geographical Problems
London, Published by Dudley Adams . No. 60, Fleet-street, 1810. Full Calf. Final edition of this enduring publication, which passed through thirty editions, first appearing in 1766, from the literature of scientific instruments, "in which a Comprehensive View of the Solar System is given and the Use of the Globes is farther shewn in the explanation of Spherical Triangles." The dedication to the king was ghosted by Samuel Johnson; the preface and additions are by Adams's younger son, Dudley, who also served as publisher. Demy 8vo (205 x 120mm): xxiv,242pp, with 14 copper-engraved plates (including frontispiece and three folding), showing orbits of the planets and their moons, eclipses, the solstice, equinoxes, and other astronomical phenomena. Full speckled calf, flat spine divided into six compartments by gilt bands, central gilt medallion in each, black morocco lettering piece gilt. A superlative, tightly bound copy, clean and bright throughout, excepting toning and the stray spot to several plates. Courtney & Smith, p. 112 and Clifford & Greene 25:1 (for Johnson's dedication "To the King"). Adams, mathematical instrument maker to George III, enjoyed a worldwide reputation as manufacturer of celestial and terrestrial globes. In mid-1766, he introduced 18- and 12-inch globes, the occasion for original publication of this treatise, which describes their construction and use. "The unusual form of mounting and relatively high price of Adams's globes drew scathing comments from Benjamin Martin, proprietor of the long-established Senex's globes, but they proved popular and many examples survive." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine- .
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Keywords: Globes. Celestial globes. Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.

 AGEE, JAMES (1909-1955), A Death in the Family [First Issue]
AGEE, JAMES (1909-1955)
A Death in the Family [First Issue]
New York, McDowell, Obolensky, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing of Agee's Pulitzer prize-winning meditation on his southern childhood. First Issue, with title page printed in blue and "walking" for "waking" on p.80. Tall, thick 8vo: [10],339,[3]pp. Publisher's French blue cloth, spine and upper cover stamped in silver and green foil, tan end papers; illustrated dust jacket, priced $3.95. Usual fading to spine and board edges, else Fine, square and tight (apparently unread); Fine jacket, vivid and bright. A superlative example. Ahearn, p. 64. Published posthumously, based on the manuscript Agee left behind (portions had appeared in The Partisan Review, The Cambridge Review, The New Yorker, and Harper's Bazaar). Edited by David McDowell, who added the brief prologue, Knoxville: Summer, 1915. "As an overture to the novel, this evocative section, although not part of Agee's original manuscript, is extremely effective, for it introduces the theme of lost childhood happiness that is central ." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine/Fine.
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 [ALBIN, ELEAZAR, FL. 1713-1759], A Natural History of English Song-Birds, Including Such Foreign Birds As Are Usually Brought over and Esteemed for Their Singing: Their Proper Management, Diseases, and Cures. To Which Are Added, Figures of the Cock, Hen, and Egg of Each Species, Exactly Copied from Nature, by Mr. Eleazar Albin, and Curiously Engraven on Copper. With Several Improvements, Under the Article of Canary-Birds
[ALBIN, ELEAZAR, FL. 1713-1759]
A Natural History of English Song-Birds, Including Such Foreign Birds As Are Usually Brought over and Esteemed for Their Singing: Their Proper Management, Diseases, and Cures. To Which Are Added, Figures of the Cock, Hen, and Egg of Each Species, Exactly Copied from Nature, by Mr. Eleazar Albin, and Curiously Engraven on Copper. With Several Improvements, Under the Article of Canary-Birds
London, printed for T. Lowndes, No 77, in Fleet-Street, and S. Bladon, in Paternoster-Row, 1779. Half-Calf. Small 8vo: [4],107,[3]pp, with a frontispiece and 23 further full-page copper-engraved plates, each showing the cock, hen, and (often) egg of a different songbird. Without the final leaf of advertisements. Recently rebound to period style by Fitterer in half calf, spine in six compartments between raised bands, black morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled boards, end papers renewed. A Fine copy, inside and out, the many plates in rich, dark impressions. Zimmer, p. 3 (incorrectly identifying the format as 12mo). Lowndes 25. Anker 7. Albin illustrated (and probably wrote) this book on English song birds, which first appeared in 1737; ESTC records seven editions, culminating with this "new edition corrected." Along with denizens of hedgerow and hillside, the author offered information on a domestic favorite in a lengthy section on canaries, here newly expanded, including advice on choosing a bird. Originally produced in a small edition, available in both a luxury colored issue and an issue with black-and-white plates, this later edition features mirror images of the plates from the second edition. It also claims to be the first such work to depict birds' eggs. Albin's opus, A Natural History of Birds (1731), was the first ornithological text to use colored plates, and made him one of the first successful compilers of profusely illustrated natural history books for the general reader. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine .
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Catalogue: XIX CENTURY
Keywords: Canaries. Birds—England.

 ALDISS, BRIAN W. (1925-2017), The Brightfount Diaries
ALDISS, BRIAN W. (1925-2017)
The Brightfount Diaries
London, Faber and Faber, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Superb First Impression of the author's first book. 8vo: 200pp, with Publisher's French blue cloth, spine lettered in yellow, salmon-pink dust jacket illustrated by Pearl Falconer, who also contributed full-page line drawings throughout. Fine, square, and tight (apparently unread). Aldiss's first piece of published writing ran serially for two years in The Bookseller, under the pseudonym Peter Pica. Musings of a bookshop worker (on publishers, authors, booksellers and customers) in search of a suitable female companion. According to Aldiss, The novel "did not entirely hatch, the parts being better than the whole." It did serve, however, as an alert that Aldiss had begun writing novels that involved art as much as science. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine-/Fine-.
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ALDISS, BRIAN W. (1925-2017)
Non-Stop [Starship]
London, Faber and Faber, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. First Impression of "probably still the best treatment of the [Generation Starship] theme," by "one of the most considerable talents in contemporary British sf." (Pringle) Issued in the U. S. the following year, with textual differences, as Starship. 8vo: 252pp. Publisher's maroon cloth-effect paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt; dust jacket illustrated by Peter Curl, priced 15s. About Fine (spine gilt slightly dulled, edges lightly spotted but pages clean and bright); about Fine jacket (very lightly rubbed at edges, back panel slightly dust-soiled), still vivid. Anatomy of Wonder (3rd ed) 3-6. Pringle (100 Best SF Novels) 25. Aldiss's first science-fiction novel, earning his first critical acclaim, in which the human cosmos shrinks to the vast interior of an uncontrolled derelict interstellar ship. Savage tribes, descendants of the original crew, roam the jungles that have sprouted from the ship's hydroponic tanks, evidence of Aldiss's preoccupation with social devolution. Eventually, several stalwart tribesmen locate the ship's control room, only to discovers they are victims of a cosmic joke. A "classic of the field, and in 2008 was awarded a retrospective British Science Fiction Association Award for best novel of 1958. (Clute, http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com) "The senseless destruction of the spaceship at the end of Non-Stop is nothing less than a warning not to do the same with spaceship Earth." (enotes) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine-/Fine-.
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 [ALDRICH, EARL AUGUSTUS, WRITING AS:] A. B. LEONARD; BIP PARES [ILLUSTRATES], [Dust Jacket Art] the Judson Murder Case
[ALDRICH, EARL AUGUSTUS, WRITING AS:] A. B. LEONARD; BIP PARES [ILLUSTRATES]
[Dust Jacket Art] the Judson Murder Case
London, Thornton Butterworth, 1935. Hardcover. First Crime Circle Edition of this obscure (and scarce) detective novel by an obscure crime writer (neither title nor author mentioned in Barzun's exhaustive Catalogue of Crime), but with fabulous dust jacket art by the incomparable Bip Pares. Crown 8vo (183 x 119mm): 254,[2]pp. Publisher's orange diamond-patterned cloth, spine lettered in black; dust jacket priced 7s/6d. An exceptional copy, tightly bound and clean throughout (end sheets and preliminaries toned), in the superb jacket, still vibrant, marred only by a few trivial nicks. First published in New York, in 1933, by E. J. Clode. The New York Times Book Review critic said the story "provides good light entertainment and a sufficiently baffling puzzle." Ethel "Bip" Pares (1904-1977) is "a name seen so often on some of the most eye-catching designs of the nineteen-thirties and forties. She has long been admired and collected - she is said to have designed some 600 dust-jackets in all . " (blog post by Laurence Worms, Ash Rare Books) Our own favorite is Bip's design for Olaf Stapledon's Star Maker. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine/Fine.
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 ALLOWAY, LAWRENCE (1926-1990), Nine Abstract Artists, Their Work and Theory
ALLOWAY, LAWRENCE (1926-1990)
Nine Abstract Artists, Their Work and Theory
London, Alec Tiranti, 1954. Hardcover. First edition.  Slim foolscap 8vo (179 x 124mm): 38pp and 56 full-page plates. Publisher's original pictorial paper-covered boards, dust jacket repeating cover design by William Scott (one of the nine artists), priced 7s / 6d. Neat ownership inscription and date on fly leaf. Jacket's spine panel folds lightly rubbed, caps skillfully restored (not involving lettering or design), else a Near Fine or better copy, tightly bound and crisp and clean throughout. An excellent example of a scarce book. Third volume in the publisher's Contemporary Art series. The nine artists of the title are: Robert Adams, Terry Frost, Adrian Heath, Anthony Hill, Roger Hilton, Kenneth Martin, Mary Martin, Victor Pasmore, and William Scott. In the 1950s, Alloway was a leading member of the Independent Group in the United Kingdom. He later worked as a critic and curator in the United States. He coined the term "mass popular art" in the mid-1950s, later shortened to "Pop Art", to describe art with a basis in the popular culture of its day. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Near Fine+/Near Fine+.
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AMES, DELANO (1906-1987)
The Man in the Tricorn Hat
London, Methuen, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing of this thriller set in a Spanish village. Crown 8vo (200 x 132mm): 200pp. Publisher's forest green finely woven cloth, spine lettered in silver, striking dust jacket illustrated by David Watson and priced 15s. A handsome example, tightly bound and clean throughout; about Fine jacket (back panel gently toned and dust-soiled). The first of Ames's late series Juan Llorca stories, featuring a Spanish civil guard who, in this installment, falls for the prime suspect in a murder mystery. Followed by The Man with Three Jaguars (1961) and The Man with Three Chins (1965). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine/Fine-.
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DE AMICIS, EDMONDO (1846-1908)
Constantinople
Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Co, 1896. First American Edition. Decorative Cloth. In 2 Volumes. Thick 8vo. pp. 303,[1]; 309[1]pp, with 50 photogravures by W. H. Gilbo, captioned (in several shades of orange-gold) on tissue guards. Bound without the folding map at end of vol. II. Publishers finely woven dark green cloth, very elaborately gilt-stamped in arabesque designs, red silk ribbon markers, top edges gilt; title pages in red and black; without the dust jackets. A Fine set, virtually pristine, tight and square (apparently unread) bindings, fresh and bright wide-margined pages on heavy stock, striking renditions of the plates. First English-language Edition, translated by Maria Hornor Lansdale from the fifteenth Italian edition, first published in Milan, in 1877. De Amicis was an Italian novelist, journalist, poet, and short-story writer. including a substantial sections on the Turkish harem, the Bosporus, and the Old Seraglio. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine .
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Catalogue: XIX CENTURY
Keywords: Istanbul (Turkey) — Description and travel.

 AMIS, KINGSLEY (1922-1995), The Green Man
AMIS, KINGSLEY (1922-1995)
The Green Man
London, Jonathan Cape, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. First Impression. Small 8vo: 253,[1]pp. Publisher's royal blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt, top edge stained navy blue, illustrated dust jacket priced £1.50. Very slightly canted, else As New in a Fine jacket, tight, square, unmarked, and unread. Jones & Newman 65. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Books, 42. A finely crafted supernatural tale of an English pub owner's encounter with the ghost of a seventeenth-century magus. The story is set in The Green Man, a coaching inn, dating from the Middle Ages, on the road between London and Cambridge. Brian W. Aldiss (Jones & Newman) ordains it one of Amis's most agreeable rancid novels, packed with disconcerting moments, both human and inhuman, and ending on a memorable note of Angst. It's genuinely and enduringly chilling, the real McCoy . " And says Pringle: This "ingenious latter-day ghost story has been much underrated. Amis deploys his supernatural machinery brilliantly . deserves to be considered one of its author's finest works." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. As New/As New.
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 AMIS, KINGSLEY (1922-1995), Lucky Jim
AMIS, KINGSLEY (1922-1995)
Lucky Jim
Garden City, Doubleday, 1954. First Printing. Hardcover. First American Edition, in the superb Edward Gorey dust jacket, one of his first and finest. 8vo: 256pp. Publisher's brown cloth, spine lettered in white, illustrated dust jacket priced $3.50. About Fine (end leaves lightly offset), apparently unread, jacket about Fine (spine toned, as often), but an excellent example. From the collection of bibliophile Donald Kaufmann. Amis's first novel, which received the Somerset Maugham Award for fiction. "Widely acknowledged as the quintessential campus novel of the twentieth century. As a central figure in the Angry Young Man movement during the 1950s, Amis utilizes comedy in the novel as a means for delivering his satiric attacks on the university community. His narrative is especially critical of those privileged individuals who endeavor to maintain the academic status quo in their favor through the exploitation of junior colleagues and, ultimately, through the threat of expulsion from the seemingly sacred groves of campus life." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine-/Fine-.
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