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MACDONALD, GEORGE,
Castle Warlock
0. 1890. A Homely Romance. Fourth Edition. London, 1890; viii, 379, [i],pp.46pp. adverts, with frontispiece; publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, with a vignete of the castle on the cover, black rules and borders to covers, black endpapers; front cover partially faded and a little marked, verso of frontispiece minimally spotted.
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Book number: IS00947
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Keywords: Ianweb Christianity Victorian Novels English Literature

 
METIVIER, GEORGES,
Rimes Guernesiaises
0. par un Câtelain. Londres: Simpkin Marshall, Guernesey: E.Barbet, n.d. [c. 1840 - 1850]; [vi], 224 pp. with wood-engraved frontispiece and 14 wood-engraved pictorial head-or tail-pieces; binder's buckram, plainly lettered on the spine; the penultimate page is torn in the margins, with loss of two or three words. Georges Métivier [1790 - 1881], known as "The Guernsey Burns", drew heavily on traditiional and oral material for his poems in the Guernsey patois, but he lived much of his life in exile. In the preface to the edition of his "Rimes guernesiaises" which we are offering, the poet rails against an edition that had been published in Guernsey a few years previously under the same title in his absence, and without his editorial imput or supervision: "L'auteur des RIMES GUERNESIAISES n'habitait plus l'ile lorsque parut, il y a quelques années, un recueil sous ce titre, dans lequel se trouvait introduites plusieurs pièces qui lui sont entièrement inconnues, ces morceaux étant composés dans un patois désagréable, et très-différent du dialecte si expressif, nerveux et sonore, de la gogenarde vingtaine des Carités". Judging by the paper of our edition, and by the style of the wood-engraved illustrations, the book we are offering is from about 1840 - 50; it is therefore probable that the edition from which Métivier wished to disassociate himself, and the dialect and content of which he here corrects, is the 1831 edition usually associated with him and usually seen as having met his approval. A 32-page glossary is included in the pagination. The frontispiece, an illustration to the poem "Lamentations de Damaris", shows figures in front of an old house in Rue de la Fontaine, the street where Métivier was born.
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Book number: IS002028
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Keywords: Ianweb French Dialect Poetry Channel Islands Guernsey Dialect Poetry Victorian 19th Century Antiquarian Rare Romance Linguistics Romane Languages Illustrated Books

 
MILLER, THOMAS,
English Country Life.
0. 1859. Consisting of Descriptions of Rural Habits, Country Scenery, and the Seasons. With nearly three hundred illustrations, by Birket Foster, Jihn Gilbert, William Harvey, etc. London, Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1859; xvi, 479pp. with very numerous illustrations; publisher's blue cloth, gilt to a design by John Leighton on spine and front cover, a.e.g.; front board a little discoloured or spotted towards the edge, lacking front endpaper, light marginal finger-mark on title-page. First edition. A fresh copy of another countryside treasury by this prolific author and enthusiastic lover of the English countryside. The illustrations for his books are often very good, if not exquisite, and this work is no exception.
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Book number: IS00615
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Keywords: Ianweb Social History Ian Antiquarian Rare Victorian Illustrated Children's Juvenile Natural History Countryside Folklore Victorian Gift Books

 
PEEL, FRANK,
The Risings of the Luddites
0. 1888. Chartists, and Plugdrawers. Second Edition. Heckmondwyke, 1888; 354pp. with frontispiece and plate; publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in gilt and blind-tooled; spine a little faded and marked, boards very slightly marked, bookplate. A scarce and classic compilation from local sources and witnesses. This second edition is stated by the author in his preface to be twice the size of the first; but "In my search for additional information I was scarcely astonished to find that nearly all the old people I interviewed ten years before had passed away". The bookplate in this copy indicates that it was originally owned by a merchant in Hamburg.
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Book number: IS00443
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.75 US$ 33.59 | JP¥ 3739]
Catalogue: Ian
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Victorian Labour History Economic History Social History Yorkshire Rare Antiquarian

 
ROLLIN, LEDRU,
The Decline of England.
0. 1850. Second edition, London, 1850; vi, 360pp.; publisher's cloth; professionally rebacked, old lettering-panel mounted on spine. A very good copy.copy..
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Book number: IS002228
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 51.5 US$ 60.46 | JP¥ 6731]
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Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb English History Victorian History 19th Century French in Translation Antiquarian Economic History Social History

 
TAYLOR, TOM, (ED.),
Life of Benjamin Robert Haydon,
0. 1853. Historical Painter, from his Autobiography and Journals. Second Edition. Three volumes, London, 1853; xvi, 419, viii, 407, viii, 419 pp. AN EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY with scores of plates from Victorian and earlier sources, mostly portraits; bound by Riviere & Son in early 20th century brown half morocco over cloth boards, spines gilt in compartments with raised bands,exremities a little rubbed; plates to Volumes I and II damp-stained, mostly in the margins (see below), a few light marginal pencil marks. Today Haydon is better remembered for his remarkable diary and tragic end than for the historical painting he tried desperately to promulgate. His writings are replete with anecdotes, of contemporaries, artistic and others, records of encounters and friendships, and trenchant, if controversial, criticisms and judgements (a large number of the people referred to or portrayed are illustrated through the plates that have been added by the binder). Many of the plates added to the first two volumes damp-stained but mostly in the margins: many of the plates were window-mounted, and it is then ususally only the mounts that display marks; the text in these volumes is not stained, though it is very slightly rippled at the outer edge. Volume III is unaffected by stains. The plates comprising the extra illustrations are the usual mixture for the time of binding of mostly steel-engraved, or copper-engraved, portraits and views, usually relating to the text opposite which they are bound in, some common, some scarce. They would be hard to assemble nowadays.
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Book number: IS002118
GBP 165.00 [Appr.: EURO 188.75 US$ 221.69 | JP¥ 24679]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb Art History Extra-Illustrated Books Grangerised Books Portraits Autobiographies 19th Century Romanticism Antiquarian Riviere Bindings

 
TENNYSON, ALFRED,
The May Queen.
0. In Illuminated Borders designed by L.Summerbell. Published with the Author's Permission. London, Frederick Warne & Co. New York, Scribner, Welford and Armstrong, n.d. [c.1879]. 4to; twenty plates printed on rectos only, consisting of text within illuminated borders in chromolithography, including title-page and printer's device, tissue guards, 3-page publisher's list; publisher's boards, decorated in black and gilt, a.e.g.; rebacked in unlettered blue buckram, boards dull, a little marked and partially a little discoloured; contemporary signature and date at top of front blank, contents good. Beautiful high Victorian illumination chromolithographed with great precision and vitality in intense colours by George Berridge & Co. of London. A good copy.
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Book number: IS00505
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TOTTENHAM, GEORGE L.,
Charlie Villars at Cambridge.
0. 1868. In Two Volumes. London, 1868; viii, 316, 348, [16pp. publisher's catalogue]; publisher's reddish-brown boards, dark blue-green endpapers; bindings rubbed, spines somewhat fingered, head and tailbands rubbed and partly missing, title pages slightly foxed; Volume I: splits in joints, and a horizontal split, without further loss, in spine, corners worn, stitching loose, inner hinges split; Volume II: head and tailbands as described, inner hinges split, but corners less worn and generally firm. First Edition. A rare novel of life - largely undergaraduate life - at Cambridge in the 1860s.
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Book number: IS00479
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WILSON. T (SAMUEL CLARK),
The Little Marine Botanist;
0. or, Guide to the Collecting and Arranging of Sea-Weed. WITH:The Little Conchologist; an Introduction to the Classification of Shells. WITH: The Little Geologist or First Book of Geology. AND: The Little Mineralogist or First Book of Mineralogy. FOUR Volumes bound in one; approx. 9 cm x 6.5 cm.; 74, [vi], 70, 70, 72 pp. with 16 plates, (7 coloured or partly coloured, by hand); .contemporary half purple calf, red leather settering-piece; rebacked at an early stage, old spine and old lettering-piece mounted, spine dull, corners worn and scuffed; the binder has discarded the half-title to the second work. The author, Samuel Clarke (1810-1875), wrote a number of educational books for children, including also "The Little Entomologist", often using the pseudonym "the Rev. T. Wilson" and also as "Reuben Ramble" and as one of the many "Peter Parleys". These four works are all rare, although "The Little Conchologist" is listed at p.198 of the first volume of the Osborne Collection catalogue, and dated [1837]. The little boks we are offering here must have been a great encouragement to take up natural history, with their small, squarish format and the really charming plates, with several illustrations on each and some very delicate, and accurate hand-colouring. "The Little Marine Botanist" is printed on pink paper. The first and last of the works here bear the name Mary Alice Vallance on the title-page, the last giving her home as Brighton, and the first also bearing the name Mr G.A.Vallance. Despite the small format, one plate (uncolouredshows a pterodactyl, a palaeotherium, an iguanodon and other earlier forms of life. while others show fossils, sea-weed, rocks and shells, and one is a hand-coloured geological map of England and Wales.
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Book number: IS002361
GBP 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 572 US$ 671.79 | JP¥ 74784]
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Keywords: Ianweb Early Children's Books Victorian Children's Books Natural History Education Science Vallance Brighton Sea-Weed Shells Fossils

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