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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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Book number: IS002053
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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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Book number: IS001002TRAVE
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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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Book number: 092849
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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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Book number: F1941
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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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Book number: WO077-H
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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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Book number: WO082-C
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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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Book number: IS002358
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Keywords: Ianweb Chapbooks Eighteenth Century 18th Century English Literature Ephemera Criminology Crime Antiquarian Sarah Fielding

 
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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Book number: F2808
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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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Book number: IS00890TRAVE
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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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Book number: 030837
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 US$ 16.47 | JP• 1848]
Keywords: Bibliophile Limited Edition German Shakespeare

 
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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Book number: F3042
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FORSYTH, FREDERICK
The Negotiator
. The Bantam Press, London, 1989 , 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.
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Book number: 031707
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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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Keywords: Kiefer Theatre Drama

 
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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Book number: F3162-4
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Wim Meeuws Sch1 Gallico English Literature Bibliophile Private Press Limited Editions Christmas Noel Kerstmis Weihnachten Natale Natali 0904845001

 
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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Book number: Tam02
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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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Book number: IS002322
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GUIZOT, F.P.G.,
Discours Academiques
0. suivis des discours prononcťs pour la distribution des prix au concours generale de l'Universitť et devant diverses sociťtťs rťligieuses, et de trois essais de philosophie littťraire et politique. Paris, Didier, 1861; iv, 424 pp.; contemporary morocco-backed marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt with raised bands; corners a little worn, short, barely visible split to front joint, edges minimally rubbed, slight foxing, mostly confined to first few pages and last gatherings. Signed presentation copy of the first edition of this collection of papers, some of which date back as far as the eighteen-twenties. The three essays which follow the addresses are on "Encyclopťdie" - 58 pages including a well-researched historical bibliography of encyclopedias published in Europe - "Abrťgť", and "…lections" (on political elections, c. 40 pp.). This copy was inscribed, signed and given as a birthday present to the English woman of letters Charlotte Mary Yonge. author of family and historical novels and of children's books, popular educator, and devout Anglican. It's possible that the blue silk bookmark, now at page 223, the beginning of an address to the "Sociťtť Biblique Protestante" on 30th April 1851, was left there by her or by the author. Several further addresses concern religious instruction or education. A very attractive association copy, which documents an Anglo-French friendship, and is itself a document of French history as well as of Victorian history.
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Book number: IS002106
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Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Signed Copies French History French Literature Association Copies Nineteenth Century Antiquarian Rare Charlotte Mary Yonge Religious Education Religion Protestantism

 
HAWKER, ROBERT,
Zion's Pilgrim
0. 1801. Falmouth, printed by T.Findell [& sold London, Plymouth, Exeter, Truro, Helston, Penzance etc.]; 1801; [iv], 170pp. with wood-engraved title-vignette, and wood-engraved tail-piece [initialled R[obert] A[ustin]; original sheep; corners rubbed, spine very rubbed, with loss, small patch of leather missing from front board, larger patch missing from rear board, contents minimally spotted, short closed tear at p. 87/8. First edition, with the book-plate of John Davies Enys [possibly a relation of Davies Gilbert, the Cornish Antiquary]. The author, a very popular preacher, was the grandfather of R.S.Hawker, Vicar of Morwenstow. The work describes in a fictional first-person narrative how a man is brought to Christian belief and values through a series of encounters - the Moral Preacher, the Poor Man's Experience, the Suicide, the Ploughman, the Stable Boy, an Inn, etc. including the Jew, with a narrative of how he was converted to the Christian faith. In 1820 the artist William Blake engraved a portrait of "Revd. Robert Hawker", after Ponsford; a very reduced photocopy.of this print is loosely inserted before the half-title of our copy.
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Book number: IS00839
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Keywords: Ianweb Theology Christianity Evangelism Religion the Pilgrim's Progress 18th Century Devon and Cornwall Judaica English Literature R.S. Hawker

 
HAZLITT, WILLIAM,
The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte.
0. 1834. London: Printed for Hunt and Clarke, York Street, Covent Garden. 1834; 535, 572, [iv] pp.; half buckram over blue paper-covered boards in style of the original binding (which was brown pebble-grain cloth over blue paper-covered boards), original spine with printed paper label mounted. An excessively rare and apparently unrecorded re-issue or re-printing of Volumes I and II of Hazlitt's "Life of Napoleon" by its original publisher. The title-page, at least, was newly-printed, and like the original printed label on the spine [preserved in this copy] implies the contents comprise a complete text of the biography: there is no mention of "Vol.I" on the title-page, no separately-printed title-page for Volume II, and no suggestion the work might comprise further volumes; the signatures to the separate gatherings, however, mostly bear the indication "Vol. I" or "Vol. II". These first two volumes of the work were first published in 1828, by Hunt and Clarke; but the firm went bankrupt, and Hazlitt himself lost two hundred pounds over its publication. New publishers, Effingham Wilson with Chapman & Hall, published Volumes III and IV in 1830, re-issuing Volumes I & II with new title-pages, giving their own imprint. The copy offered here, however, was apparently marketed four years subsequently by the original publisher and from the old address. The last four pages consist of Hunt and Clarke's advertisements, beginning with Hazlitt's "Notes of a Journey Through France and Italy" and ending with Hone's edition of Strutt's "Sports and Pastimes" ["on the 1st of February .. to prevent disappointment, orders for the large paper edition are particularly requested as early as possible."] Hone's "Sports and Pastimes" came out in 1830, so it seems safe to assume that these four pages of advertisements also date back to the year of the bankruptcy. It remains a mystery for whose benefit this volume was published, with its deceptive title-page suggesting it was the complete work, in one volume; and why it should be so rare.
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Book number: IS00844
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Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb European History English Literature Antiquarian Rare Biography Napoleon Publishing History

 
HERBERT, A.P.,
Poor Poems and Rotten Rhymes.
. Winchester: P. & G. Wells, Booksellers to Winchester College, 1910, 1st edition. Original brown wrappers 72 pp.sl. bumped edges and corners. With signature I ink on half title; George Ronald Hamilton,Winchester, March 1924. First book by this novelist & Member of Parliament. Some poems previously published in The Wykehamist. Herbert (1890-1971) was a staff writer for Punch and Member of Parliament for Oxford Universilty (1935-1950). This volume was published while Herbert was studying law at Winchester; he later wrotye important war poetry , and the popular novel, The water gipsies.
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Book number: 091425
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HIBBERT, CHRISTOPHER WITH EDWARD HIBBERT,
The Encyclopaedia of Oxford
0. 1988. London, 1988; 562pp. in double column, with numerous illustrations; publisher's binding, d.w.; d.w.faded at the spine, otherwise an excellent copy. A compilation of historical, topographical and biographical articles on the city and University which will probably never be excelled.
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Book number: IS0033
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Keywords: Ianweb Oxford English History Reference Topography Biography Ian Victorian

 
HOOD, THOMAS
Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Leg
. A Golden Legend by Thomas Hood. London, 1870; 150 pages (all card); calligraphic text with 60 illustrations by T.S.SECCOMBE, R.A. engraved by J.Foubert; ; a.e.g.; neat inscription, dated 1870; rebacked with the lettering of the original spine embossed onto new spine, original blue cloth boards, new endpapers the pages are in good, clean condition,only sl. darkened, a solid copy of the first edition.[ST].
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Book number: F1298
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Keywords: Rbd Poetry Illustrated English Literature Rare

 
HUGHES, TED
Birthday Letters
. Faber and Faber, 1998. First Edition First Impression. a magnificent hardback copy in very fine dust jacket . With the number string ending in 1.
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Book number: F0723-2
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HUGHES, TED,
Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complet Being.
0. 1992. London, Faber and Faber, 1992;; xv, [v], 517 pp.; publisher's boards, dust-wrapper.; an ink name has been deeply scratched out at the top of the front pastedown, leaving surface loss about one inch long, other wise a fine copy. First edition.
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Book number: IS002298
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HUGHES, TED
What Is the Truth ? a Farmyard Fable for the Young
. Drawings by R.J. Lloyd.Faber & Faber, 1984. 127pp. first edition, first issue, landscape format An immaculate copy in very fine jacket. (ISBN: 0571131557) .
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Book number: F1310-D
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Keywords: Children's English Literature Weblists3 0571131557

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