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ANON.,
Young Englands Little Library.
0. 1844. A Collection of Original Tales for Children, in Prose and Verse. By Eminent Authors. London, Wm. S. Orr & Co. Paternoster Row, 1844; small 4to; twentieth century binder's cloth, with gilt title "Little Library"; ink smudge to extreme outer edge of c. 30 pages, three or four very short marginal tears. The volume consists of eleven parts, which were also available to buy separately, of 24 to 32 pages, with numerous lithographic plates, most of which are lightly spotted. After the title-page, printed in red and black, and the frontispiece full-length portrait of "the Editor", there is an introduction and a contents leaf, which has been annotated in light pencil giving references in the Osborne Collection catalogue for such individual works present here as are listed there. The contents are: Adam the Gardener [abridged from Charles Cowden Clarke]; The Princess Narina [also atributed to Clarke]; Number One [Mrs S.C.Hall]; Perseverance [Clarke]; The Curate's Favourite Scholar [Mary Howitt]; The Remarkable Nigger and three more verse tales [F.W.N.Bailey]; Little Chatterbox [Mrs S.C.Hall]; Picture of the Virgin [Mary Howitt]; Savoyard Boy and his Sister [J.D.Haas, after Hermann Kletke]; Adventures of Jack Holyday [Albert Smith]; Glory [Thomas Gaspey]. The majority of the plates seem to be by John Absalon. The pagination at the end of three of the stories is erratic, or rather erroneous, but the texts are complete. Two of the verse-tales by F.W.N.Bailey are so overtly racist that it's hard to imagine how they would have appealed to the same readership as Clarke or Howitt, but this is perhaps a lesson this compilation inadvertently teaches.
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AUNT FANNY,
Good Little Hearts.
0. 1870. Stories told in the Wood. By Aunt Fanny (Author of "Nightcaps" etc.). Volume IV. Edinborugh, Edmonston and Douglas, 1870; c. 14.5 x 11 cm; [viii], 176pp.; publisher's gren cloth, spine dec. and titled in gilt; rear board slightly discoloured. The fourth volume in a series of lively stories about some American children. First published in the U.S.A..
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BARING-GOULD, SABINE.
Early Reminiscences.
0. 1923. 1834 - 1864. London, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1923; xvi, 350 pp. with frontispiece and 24 plates; publisher's blue cloth with darker blue rules, gilt lettering on spine'; very short split at head of spine, occasional light foxing. First edition.
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BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT,
Sonnets.
0. 1901. London, R.Brimley Johnson, 1901; 16mo; [vi], 74 pp. with frontispiece; publisher's vellum, leather labels on spine and on front board, t.e.g.; boards soiled, with a burnmark on the front board and a small stain on the rear board, spine label bably chipped, with loss. This copy is No. 1 of the edition on Japanese vellum - with the title-page vignette, initials and numerals printed in red, and was originally presented to the Victorian artist George Frederick Watts, who is thanked by the publishers in a printed note on the first page "for his kindness in allowing them to reproduce his picture of "Love and Life" as frontispiece": the intricate pictorial bookplate of the artist, Watts, is mounted on the front paste-down.
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Book number: IS002061
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CAMPBELL,, LORD GEORGE,
Log Letters from "the Challenger".
0. 1876. London, Macmillan, 1876; [iv], 448 pp. with folding frontispiece colour map; publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board ruled in black; spine partly faded or discoloured to brown, two or three very small whitish marks on front board, corners worn. First edition. With the contemporary owner's name in top margin of the title-page "Chas. H. Gatty".
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Book number: IS001063
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DIGBY, ANNE,
The Evolution of British General Pracrice.
0. 1999. 1850 - 1948. Oxford University Press, 1999; xiv, 376pp. with illustrations and diagrams; publisher's boards, dust-wrapper. A mint copy of the first edition.
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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, RICHARD,
The Foreign Tour of Messrs Brown,Jones and Robinson
0. 1867. Being the History of what they saw and did in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. New York, D.Appleton & Co. 1867; 4to; [iv], "80" [actually 79] pages of text with black-and-white lithographic illustrations, printed on one side of each page only; publisher's blue cloth, illustrated and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; spine professionally repaired, with most of original cloth spine laid down, front free endpaper renewed with old waxed paper; boards bright though minimally stained or discoloured here and there, with two or three slight "bubbles" and spots of wear on corners and one edge, small light-brown marks to lower margin of pages 9, 65 & 66. A good copy, the binding bright and contents generally clean, skillfully repaired. The 49th leaf or page is puzzlingly numbered "49 & 50" in the lithographic plate, so the book was issued with only 79 pages beyond the prelims.
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GOSSE, P.H.,
Natural History. Reptiles.
SPCK. 1850. London, The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1850; iv, 296pp. with numerous wood-engraved illustrations; publisher's blind-stamped cloth; two tiny wear-hole on front joint, first owner's name and address - "H.Helmsley, Cheltenham 1853" on front fly-leaf. A very good copy of the first edition. Despite Gosse's profound differences on interpretation with Darwin,, he here naturally draws on all availble contemporary sources, iincluding Darwin's "Voyage".
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GREENAWAY, KATE,
A Day in a Child's Life
0. 1881. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Music by Myles B. Foster. London: George Routledge and Sons, n.d.[1881]; 4to. 32 pp, with illustrations throughout printed by Edmund Evans; original illustrated cloth-backed glazed-paper-covered boards, green edges to pages; boards a little age-stained, with a small light brown stain at bottom of front board and a small ink stain in top margin of rear board, edges rubbed, corners worn, contents very good. First edition, with sunflower heads on the front cover having orange centrs, on the back having yellow centres.The finely-printed illustartions mainly show children, flowers, and garden scenes.
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Book number: IS002362
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GUIZOT, F.P.G.,
Discours Academiques
Didier. suivis des discours prononcés pour la distribution des prix au concours generale de l'Université et devant diverses sociétés réligieuses, et de trois essais de philosophie littéraire 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 "Encyclopédie" - 58 pages including a well-researched historical bibliography of encyclopedias published in Europe - "Abrégé", and "Élections" (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 "Société 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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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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HOLT, VINCENT M.,
Why Not Eat Insects ? [on Dustjacket : Insects, a Victorian Cookery Book .
. With 7 illustrations by Pauk Wakelin (e.g. Purée of woodlice, Candied web sorbet, Chinese style slug stew etc.also striking chapter headings by this illustrator. the original title -- Why Not Eat Insects ? -- published in 1885 was re-issued by Thornton's of Oxford in 1995 with an extra dust jacket bearing the title -- Insects, a Victorian cookery book -- . Also included are 2 menus in French and English. the oroiginal book appeared in 1885 and its title page is also shown on one of the plates. Text entirely re-set from the 1885 edition by Daniel Meeuws. 68pp. ISBN 0854550240, there are 2 editions, each with a different dust jacket, see website for pictures and illustrations. (ISBN: 0854550240) .
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HOLT, VINCENT
Why Not Eat Insects ?
. With 7 illustrations by Pauk Wakelin (e.g. Purée of woodlice, Candied web sorbet, Chinese style slug stew etc.also striking chapter headings by this illustrator. the original title << Why Not Eat Insects ? >> published in 1885 was re-issued by Thornton's of Oxford in 1995 with an extra dust jacket bearing the title > . Also included are 2 menus in French and English. the oroiginal book appeared in 1885 and its title page is also shown on one of the plates. Text entirely re-set from the 1885 edition by Daniel Meeuws. 68pp. ISBN 0854550240, there are 2 editions, each with a different dust jacket, see website for pictures and illustrations. (ISBN: 0854550240) .
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JEWITT, LLEWELLIN [[ED.],
Black's Tourist Guide
0. 1857. to Derbyshire Its Towns, Watering Places, Dales, and Mansions. With Map of the County, and Plan of Chatsworth. Second Edition. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1857; iv, 156pp. [36pp. adverts], with folding map as frontispiece and map of Chatsworth opposite p. 59; publisher's cobbled cloth with gilt-stamped title on front board; an early owner's name on front paste-down, with a later ownership stamp beneath. An excellent copy of a scarce early edition.
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Book number: IS002071
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