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CLERK, THOMAS,
The Works of William Hogarth
0. 1821. (Including "The Analysis of Beauty"), elucidated by Descriptions Critical, Moral, and Historical .. to which is prefixed Some Account of his Life. Two volumes, London, R.Scholey, 1821; vi, [vi], 203, [iv], 96pp. + " The Analysis of Beauty" with unnumbered pages, with title-page vignettes and 86 plates; nineteenth-century half deep blue morocco over blue marbled boards, blue marbled endpapers, rebacked with matching buckram; slight rubbing to extremities of the boards and one or two small chips, marginal loss to Plate IX, but a well-bound set, professionally repaired, the contents clean. One of several handbooks to the engraved versions of Hogarth's paintings which appeared after his lifetime. Plates 54 and 55 have not been bound in, and the letterpress for "Before and After" implies they may have been deliberately omitted; there is no plate 84, but this is probably not called for, as the letterpress at this point directs the reader to the title-page vignette for the illustration; the numeration of the plates is eccentric, with plates one would expect in the first volume bound [correctly] in the second, but the plates are otherwise complete. The pages of "The Analysis of Beauty" are unnumbered, but page numbers are given in the margins of the text. apparently referring to the pagination of the first edition.This is a very interesting association copy. The front paste-down of each volume bears a decorative bookplate by Provost Blondel (Paris) of a flowery wreath with interwined initials we have not deciphered and the motto "Jamais Cesder". Inscriptions on the bookplates show that the book once belonged to the English author W.Somerset Maugham, and that he gave it as a present to the American writer Glenway Wescott. Wescott, a friend of Katherine Anne Porter and Thornton Wilder as well as of Maugham, was a widely read and admired novelist in the first half of the twentieth century, and lived in Paris for much of his life. He presented this set to the art historian Edgar Wind, who had fled Germany and had posts in the United States in the 1940s (he later became the first Professor of the History of Art at Oxford.) The inscriptions, all written in ink in the margins of the ex-libris, read: "Edgar Wind ex dono Glenway Wescott ex dono W.Somerset Maugham" and "with G.W.'s affection to E.W. - and thanks for his analyses of the spring of 1942 -".
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DOYLE (ARTHUR CONAN) ;-
Our Second American Adventure. First English Edition
. Hodder & Stoughton, London, n.d. [1924]. Cloth. 250 pages. Nine photographic illustrations. This volume is the third and last of a trilogy; psychic travels; deals with the events of 1923, reaching the Pacific Coast and returning by way of Canada. 8vo. Original black cloth. - First Edition. A very good copy in the scarce frayed and torn dust jacket. This book describes the author's 1923 American tour . With the author's signed inscription/dedication in ink on the title page: With warm recognition - of kindness received from Mr. & Mrs.Berrington. - A. Conan Doyle Henry Berrington; spiritualist. Inserted is a photocopy of Berrington's letter published in the Belfast Telegraph of 24th January 1922 in defence of a Mrs. Wreidt, a well know medium at the time, regarding spiritualist events she conducted. Plus a typed summary of this letter. See: Richard Lancelyn Green & John Michael Gibson: A Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle B33 Published 15 February 1924. 1,000 copies. 10/6 .in Soho Bibliographies. Oxford University Press , 1983. Arthur Conan Doyle tells his second tour of America and Canada (one year after the first one) from 3 April and 4 August 1923 where travelling from New York to Rochester, Hydesville, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver and Canada. More details and photographs available on request.
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CROSS, A.G.,
Russian Literature in the Age of Catherine the Great.
. A collection of essays. Oxford, 1976; 229pp. good hardback Introduction; The Memoirs of A.T. Bolotov and Russian Literary History; Continuity and Change in the Russian Ode; Fedor Emin and the Beginnings of the Russian Novel; A Trojan Horse within the Walls of Classicism: Russian Classicism and The National Specific; Radishchev"s Polemic Against Sentimentalism in the Cuase of Eighteeneth-Century Utilitarianism; Sentimentalism and Pre-Romanticism as Terms and Concepts; Russian Literature in the Reign of Catherine: Synchronic Tables; Bibliography of English-Language Scholarship on Russian Eighteenth-Century Literature, Thought and Culture, 1900-1974; Notes on Contributors; Index. [sp]. (ISBN: 0902672290) .
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CROSS, A.G.,
The Russian Theme in English Literature. From
. the Sixteenth Century to 1980. An Introductory Survey and a Bibliography, CONTENTS: Introduction / Chronological Index / Author Index / Short Title Index / Subject Index Both the introductory essay and the new bibliography break completely new ground in the study of Anglo-Russian literary relations. The long introductory essay (of about 22,000 words) attempts to survey Russian themes in original English imaginative writing (poetry, plays, novels) from Elizabethan times up to the present day against the background of general de4velopments in Anglo-Russian relations. It reveals the persistent interest in Russia over more than four centuries by a host of writers, both major and log-since forgotten, and introduces little known works in all genres which provide an interesting insight into English attitudes and prejudices. The bibliography lists nearly 1100 works and is divided into four sections. The first and central part is the chronological listing, arranged according to the publication date of the first British edition. Full details of American editions are given only when no British edition subsequently appeared, although indications of prior publication in the U.S.A. and of any differences in title are provided in the annotation. The second listing is an alphabetical index of authors. Numbers locate the works by the individual authors in the chronological index. Finally, there is a Subject Index, which performs the function of allowing researchers to identify works in the first Index that refer to such broad areas as 'Peter the Great', '1812', 'the Crimean War', 'Nihilists', 'the October revolution'. Oxford, 1985; 278pp. bound in d/j, illustrated fine copy.
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DAVIES, EILEEN,
Oxford's Voluble Inglorious Milton: George Smith Green, Watchmaker and Author
. 10 A-4 pages, printed single sided, front shows title page of the 1752 edition of Oliver Cromwell: an historical play. also the Cromwell frontispiece engraving used for this edition, in loose pages. postage on ABE will be adjusted.
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DEFOE, DANIEL
The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner As Related By Himself
. With upwards of one hundred illustrations [wood engravings] , Cassell, Petter and Galpin, [1863-64]. with portrait frontispiece, text printed within decorative wood engraved borders, XIII, 394pp. Justyne, Percy William, 1812-1883 ( Illustrator ); Leitch, R. P ( Richard Pettigrew ) ( Illustrator ); Thomas, George Houseman, 1824-1868 ( Illustrator ); Bolton, Thomas, fl. 1851-1893 ( Engraver ); Cooper, J ( Engraver ); Linton, W. J ( William James ), 1812-1897 ( Engraver ); Marriott, R. S ( Engraver ); Morgan ( Engraver ); Pearson ( Engraver ); Thomas, William Luson, 1830-1900 ( Engraver ); Wentworth, Frederick ( Engraver ); Some ill. drawn by P. Justyne, R.P. Leitch, T. Macquoid, AP, and GHT George Houseman Thomas; some engraved by T. Bolton, Butterworth & Heath, T. Cobb, J. Cooper, W.J. Linton, R.S. Marriott, Morgan, Pearson, W.L. Thomas, and F. Wentworth. Cowper's verse, p. xiii-xiv. one illustration coloured by previous owner in red, pp. 56/57 have some faint coloured spots, original covers with decorative title with new spine and title label. corners/edges sl. worn, new end papers. text sl. darkened.
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DICKENS, CHARLES,
The Adventures of Oliver Twist;
0. or, the Parish Boy's Progress. With twenty-four illustrations on steel, by George Cruikshank. A New Edition, revised and corrected. London, Chapman and Hall, n.d. [c.1850]; viii, 311 pp. with 24 plates; publisher's green blind-stamped cloth, spine gilt-lettered; two very short splits at top and bottom of rear hinge, front endpapers split along inner hinge, very light marginal spotting, typographic bookplate of George W. Brocklehurst and 1912 Dickens "Centenary Testimonial" on front free endpaper, minute scribble in ink at top of endpaper where an old price has been crossed out, original bookseller's ticket of Philip, Son & Nephew of Liverpool. A very good copy of the undated reissue of the 1846 edition.
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DICKINSON, PATRICK (DIRECTOR)
Festival of Poetry at the Royal Court Theatre 1963 Souvenir Programme
. Decorated orange wrappers. With photographs of the contributing authors / poets. First edition, including a brief introductory note by Eliot, and poems by Edward Luicie Smith, Roy Fuller, Stevie Smith, C.Day Lewis, Michael Hastings, articles by Dannie Abse et al. Fine. GALLUP B86.
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DISRAELI, B.,
Tancred:
0. 1847. or, The New Crusade. Copyright Edition for Continental Circulation. In Two Volumes. Leipzig, Bernh. Tauchnitz Jun. 1847; [iv], 316, [iv], 292 pp.; contemporary German fine-grained cloth, spines lettered in gilt within gilt ornaments; spines faded, a few small, early light splashes to boards. An early Tauchnitz edition in a fine bindibg and fine condition.
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DOYLE, A. CONAN,,
Micah Clarke
0. 1898. His Statement as made to his three grandchildren .. during the hard winter of 1734. London, Longmans, Green & Co. 1898; x, 406pp. with frontispiece, title-page vignette and eight plates; contemporary blue-black calf, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands, red lettering-piece, gilt border to boards, gilt crest on front board, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. A school prize in a prize binding, with a printed and hand-written prize label on the front pastedown. The motto on the crest is "Stet Fortuna Domus". In good to very good condition.
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DRAYTON, MICHAEL (1563 - 1631 )
Nimphidia: The Court of Fayrie. Circa 1625. Illustrated By Nicholas Parry
. Nimphidia: The Court of Fayrie. Circa 1625. Illustrated by Nicholas Parry. Tern Press, Market Drayton. 2004, Sixteen watercolours. 52(2)p. 13" x 9.25". Original watercolours scanned and printed digitally by North Shropshire Printers. Text in Caslon on Magnani. Grey cloth spine , leaf-print pattern in brown and tan paper over boards. One of a limited edition of 50 copies. Nimphidia is a narrative poem (published in 1627) about fairies, with King Oberon having many adventures when he sets off in pursuit of his queen. Michael Drayton (1563-1631). was born at Hartshill in Warwickshire in 1563 and as a youth became page to Sir Henry Goodeere of Polesworth. Goodeere is to be credited for Drayton's education. Drayton fell in love with Sir Henry's daughter, Anne, who served as an inspiration for 'Idea'. Drayton's career as a poet was long: from his first published work in 1591 to his last in 1630. He died in comparative poverty, but was buried in Westminster Abbey. He was an extremely prolific writer, producing historical, topographical, and religious verse, as well as odes, sonnets, and satires. His The Ballad of Agincourt opens with the famous lines: "fayre stood the winde for France When we our sailes advaunce ". This, Drayton's most popular work. Nymphidia is a mock-heroic series of fairy poems, or 'Nimphalls'1, much influenced by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Drayton died in London on December 2, 1631. He was buried in Westminster Abbey under a monument with an epitaph by Ben Jonson commissioned by the Countess of Dorset. [ DR - 3 ]( private press ).
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DURRELL, LAWRENCE,
Quinx Or the Ripper's Tale
. Faber & Faber, 1985. first edition. exquisite copy in d/j; final book in the Avignon quintet.
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ELIOT, T. S.; LE CAIN, ERROL
Growltiger's Last Stand and Other Poems
1986. Faber: 1986 1st ediiton thus. 32pp, colour illustrations and black and white silhouettes throughout by Errol Le Cain. Pictorial boards in dustjacket, oblong format. An immaculate copy. (ISBN: 0571138829) .
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ETHEREDGE, SIR GEORGE
She Wou'd, If She Cou'd. Comedy
. Written by the late Sir George Etherege. London, Jacob Tonson in the Strand, 1735, frontispiece, red and black titlepage, ( first published 1668 ) 94 pages, in brown plaion wrappers (modern ?) Previous owner wrote in ink on title page: Wm. Moore, St. Johns College, June 22 1795, damps stain at the bottom of initial 17pp. very good copy otherwise.
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FIELDING, HENRY (AND OTHERS)
Examples of the Interposition of Providence
. in the Detection and Punishment of Murder .. with an Introduction and Conclusion both written by Henry Fielding Esq. London, for A. Millar, 1752; 12mo (c. 12.5 x 7.5}; iv, 94pp.; publisher's original unlettered sheep; joints worn, head of spine chipped. Very good copy. The work was intended to reduce and preempt the crime of murder by demonstrating that guilt can't be kept secret and that through the workings of Providence truth will out and guilt be revealed. It draws on various sources, including Nathaniel Wanley's "Wonders of the Little World" (1677), Thomas Beard's "The Theatre of God's Judgments" (1597), and John Reynolds' "The Triumph of God's Revenge..".(1635). and the compression of the narratives, though thought to have been presided over by Henry Fielding, may be by Sarah Fielding or William Young, Henry Fielding's authorship being confined as the title-page states to the introduction and conclusion. The litle work or compendium was priced at "Bound one Shilling, or Ten Shillings a Dozen to those who give them away". It is now very rare.
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FIELDING, HENRY,
The History of Tom Jones,
0. 1780. a Foundling. Four volumes, Paris, Printed by Fr. Amb. Didot the eldest.. 1780; each volume c. 300-350pp.; contemporary chocolate-brown half calf over marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt and gracefully decorated in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers, mottled edges; neat contemporary owner's name entered on half-titles. A fine copy of this well-printed [and so also very legible] Paris edition, in what is almost certainly a French binding.
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FIELDING, HENRY, 1707-1754.
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling.
. with an extra title page entitled Select novels containing Tom Jones or the history of a foundling. with a title engraving.Thomas Kelly, 1826. 624 p. : plates ; frontis[piece sl. frayed, text sl. darkened in placves and a few small smudges, name in ink on rear of one plate, in new brown quarter cloth binding with gilt title on green title label.
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FLETCHER, JOHN ( ATTRIBUTED ) .
König Heinrich Der Achte. Ein Schauspiel Aus Shakespeares Kreis
. Nach der ‹bersetzung von Wolf Graf Baudissin, bearbeitet von Dr.Elisabeth Levy mit einem Vorwort von Julius Bab, und sechzehn farbigen Beilagen nach Bildern von Hans Holbein dem JŁngeren." Stuttgart, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1925; x, 184pp (a few with unicorn watermark); 16 colour plates; publ. boards; joints finely cracked, with hint of wear to spine ends, and binding visible between first few gatherings; otherwise good. LIMITED EDITION, of which this is no.92. Printed on handmade paper. 5th title of the new series printed by the Juniperuspresse.
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FORSTER, E. M. ,
Howards End /Maurice / the Longest Journey / Where Angels Fear to Tread / a Passage to India
. Hodder & Stoughton, 1991 - 1992, 340, 241,289,312,148pp.5 volumes, fine hardback set in fine dust jackets.
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FORSYTH, FREDERICK
The Negotiator
. The Bantam Press, London, 1989 (1st ed); 448pp; specially bound in blue quarter cloth with marbled paper on boards; near-fine. LIMITED EDITION: No.21 of 150 copies of the first edition. SIGNED by the author.[ dr m ]( private press ).
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FRICKER, ROBERT.
Das ältere Englische Schauspiel. 3 Volumes.
. Bern, Francke, 1975 - 1987, / Volume 1: . Von den geistlichen Autoren bis zu den "University wits". volume 2: John Lyly bis Shakespeare / Volume 3: Ben Jonson bis Richard Brome. 326,368,390pp. very good hardbacks in dust jackets, the d/j's of 2 and 3 are a bit soiled and have very small tears at the corners of vol. 2. ] complete set of 3 volumes.
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Book number: F3047
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GALLICO, PAUL
A Miracle in Wilderness. A Story for Christmas.
. Illustrated by Jane & Anne Grahame-Johnstone. Oxford, Mouette Press, 1975. Printed by the Whittington Press, in a limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Paul Gallico. This is one of the 50 copies which were numbered M1 - M50. Printed on an 1848 Columbian press, on mould made paper from St Cuthbert's Mill. embossed cloth binding in protective white plain d/j. gilt top edge. Fine copy.( private press ). (ISBN: 0904845001) .
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GARFIELD, LEON,
Shakespeare Stories Ii. Illustrated By Micheal Foreman
. Victor Gollancz , 1994 , 287 pages illustrated with 16 colour plates and various black and white drawings in the text. First Edition , a pristine Hardcover copy in splendid dust wrapper.
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GOLDING, LOUIS
The Miracle Boy
0. London, 1927; 315pp; frontispiece and other woodcut illustrations by Herbert GURSCHNER; newly bound in navy-blue quarter-Morocco overlaid in gilt-edged cloth cut in a crescent sweep; (title gilt); this unique binding is very neatly executed, and the volume is in very good condition. Collectable first edition INSCRIBED at some length by the author (dated 17 October 1927 ). Altogether a unique copy. [ DR 2 ].
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GRIGSON,, GEOFFREY [ED.],
Poems of John Clare's Madness.
0. 1949. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1949; xvi, 247pp. with portrait frontispiece and 3 plates; publisher's boards, price-clipped dust wrapper; endpapers very slightly spotted, dust wrapper a little dull and slightly worn with small chip at rear. A very good copy. 176 poems, over 100 of which are published here for the first time. Grigson's Introduction comprises 50 pages.
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Keywords: Ianweb English Poetry English Literature John Clare Nineteenth Century

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