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[VICKERS,JOHN] (AKA MORATA, JAIDO).
The Book of Bander: A Scripture-Form Story of Past and Present Times.
London: Williams & Norgate, 1899. 0. By the author of "The New Koran", a Utopian book. "The book of Bander Yat, the Syrian, concerning those who fled from the Judean saints and made their abode in Damascus, and concerning the wisest among their descendants who taught men the true way of life." Chapters: I. The Acts of Solomon; II. The Scattering and Mixing; III. Shefan The Sage; IV. The Restoration Sect; V. The Pharisee Fathers; VI. The Invasion of Greeks; VII. The Temple Idolatry; VIII. The Pestilent Prohets; IX. Jews and Christians; X. The Wars of Palestine; XI. The Sun Worshippers; XII. The Persian Martyrs; XIII. Men in God-Guise; XIV. Priests and Magistrates; XV. Judging and Pardoning; XVI. A Psalm of Shumal; XVII. The Prayer of Pito; XVIII. The Parable of Saphion; XIX; The Failing Miracles; XX. Worshippers and Helpers; XXI. The Averted Martyrdom. Interscript; XXII. The Founding of Families; XXIII. The Taming of Beasts; XXIV. The Ursican Robbers; XXV. The Trade Brigands; XXVI. The Sar Masons; XXVII. Jasser's Mason Speech; XXVIII. The Mason's Diversions; XXIX. The Wages of Worksons; XXX. The Law of Rivalry; XXXI. Dealing and Pairing; XXXII. Teaching and Training; XXXIII. The School of Witnesses; XXXIV. The Village of Bilmeed; XXXV. Imitation of Christ; XXXVI. Men and Multitudes; XXXVII. Conformity to Customs; XXXVIII. Culpable Suffering; XXXIX. Children and Men; XL. The Death of Metalion; XLI. The Jews in Palestine; XLII. The Future Messiah; XLIII. The Conquering Turks; XLIV. The Colonising Russians; XLV. The German Expansion; XLVI. Colonus and Domitor; XLVII. The Neglected Kindred; XLVIII. The Wars of Labour. Pp.169/2 (ad for "The New Koran of the Pacifican Friendhood, in the Teaching and Example of their Esteemed Master, Jaido Morata."), front free endpaper has been removed, faint ink stamps to inside front board and half-title page, a few minor underlinings to the text on three pages .Black pebbled cloth,gilt title to spine dulled, wear to top and tail of spine and corners. Scarce. G+.
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ADDISON, JOSEPH (1672-1719) / STEELE, RICHARD SIR (1672-1729) .
The Spectator . [ Complete - 8 volume set ] .
London : Printed for Messrs. Payne, Rivington, Davis, Longman, Dodsley.. [and 23 others in London] [1788] . 0. A very good 8 volume set in matching full leather bindings. 12mo. 7.0" x 4.25" x 1.0" . Tree calf covered boards, corners bumped, hinges worn (but all bindings in very good condition). Smooth spines with faded gilt decoration, black leather volume roundels, and dulled red leather title labels. Clean original endpapers, just the odd blemish from previous use. Each volume with full-page engraved frontis by: "C. Grignion sculp." After a design by: "F. Hayman inv. et del." Printed title to each volume with engraved vignette of a Gentleman. Clean English text throughout. Each volume with a separate index. A very good set. * Referenced by: ESTC N24154 / Roscoe A573(3). ** Originally published in 635 numbers from March 1, 1711 to December 6, 1712; June 18 to December 20, 1714. *** " Joseph Addison (1 May 1672 – 17 June 1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was the eldest son of The Reverend Lancelot Addison. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine.. Sir Richard Steele (bap. 12 March 1672 – 1 September 1729) was an Irish writer, playwright, and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Tatler (1709). The Tatler was closed down to avoid the complications of running a Whig publication that had come under Tory attack. Addison and Steele then founded The Spectator in 1711 and also the Guardian in 1713.
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AESCHYLUS (TRANSLATED BY FREDERIC RAPHAEL AND KENNETH MCLEISH).
Plays: One. Persians, Prometheus Bound, Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes.
London: Methuen Drama. 1991. "Aeschyulus (c.525-456BC) was respected during his life as a dramatist and as a performer. Those of his plays which have survived, are the earliest examples of European drama". Pp 152, slight toning to pages. P/b. Illustrated cover. G+.
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AIRD, EILEEN.
Sylvia Plath.
Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1973. 1st ed. "The first full length individual study of a poet whose reputation has continued to grow since her tragic suicide in 1963." Pp. 114, ex college library stamps to verso front cover, fep and title page, scuff to fep.Brown cloth, gilt title to spine, portrait illustrated d/w has sunning and numbering to spine. G+/G+.
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ALDINGTON, RICHARD.
A Book of Characters. (Broadway Translations).
London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd, nd. (c.1924). A Book of 'Characters' from Theophrastus; Joseph Hall,Sir Thomas Overbury, Nicolas Breton, John Earle, Thomas Fuller, and Other English Authors; Jean de la Bruyere, Vauvenargues, and Other French Authors. Pp.xvi/559. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, uneven fading to rear cover, bumps to corners. Good.
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Keywords: Aldington Characters Broadway Translations Theophrastus Joseph Hall Overbury Breton Earle Fuller de la Bruyere Vauvenargues Butler Jonson Spectator Tatler Bergerac Literature 47833 Literature

 
ANDREW, MALCOLM AND WALDRON, RONALD.
The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript. Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
London: Edward Arnold, 1978. 0713161140. 1st edition. York Medieval Texts, second series. "First single edition of all four works in the original text with complete critical apparatus of textual notes, explanatory notes and full glossary." Pp.376. Orange/brown cloth, dustwrapper has old price label to rear but is in a removable clear protective wrap. VG/VG.
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Keywords: Malcolm Andrew Ronald Waldron Poems Pearl Manuscript Cleanness Patience Sir Gawain Green Knight York Medieval Texts Literature 47485 Literature

 
ANON.
A Writer's Notebook.
Malvern: Tantivy Press,1946. 1st ed. Limited ed. of 1000. Anthology of writings on a variety of subjects from cinema names to history of silk stockings, atomic energy to railways in books, in the form of a bedside companion. Pp.225/1(ad), underlining and notation to p.253. Black cloth, dustwrapper rubbed. G+/G.
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ANONYMOUS (JOHN L. ADOLPHUS)
Letters to Richard Heber, Esq. Containing Critical Remarks on the Series of Novels Beginning with "Waverley" and an Attempt to Ascertain Their Author.
London: printed For Rodwell And Martin, Bond-Street, 1821 . 0. First edition. 8vo. 210mm x 135mm x 20mm. pp. 255/[1p. - Colophon London: Printed By Thomas Davison, Whitefriars.] . Contemporary quarter green cloth over marbled boards. Edges rubbed and bumped. Hinges cracked, but boards firmly attached. Bookplate to verso of the front board: "Ex Libris Ed. Wilding". Half title present. Clear English text. Sporadic foxing throughout. G+ ** "This work was published anonymously by John Leycester Adolphus (1795-1862), an English lawyer and author. He discusses the authorship of the then anonymous Waverley novels, and concludes that they were written by Sir Walter Scott, based on the resemblance of the novels in general style and method to the poems acknowledged by Scott. Scott thought at first that the letters were written by Reginald Heber - the great bookcollector, later to become bishop of Calcutta, who had earlier postulated that Scott was the author - and the discovery of J. L. Adolphus's identity led to a warm friendship.".
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AUDEN, W.H.
Paul Bunyan: The Libretto of the Operetta by Benjamin Britten.
London: Faber and Faber, 1988. 0571151426. "This is the lively, witty and often moving text of W.H.Auden's libretto for Benjamin Britten's operetta about the giant logger of American folklore..Donald Mitchell, the foremost authority on Britten's music, has written a long Essay for this edition which sets out the history of the operetta and makes available for the first time much documentation and illustrative material from the Britten-Pears Library, including excerpts from the composer's correspondence." Pp.8/150. Pbk. VG.
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AURELIUS, MARCUS.
Meditations.
Harmondsworth: Penguin 1997. "Marcus's writings reveal a man of great compassion and humility...Meditations are as relevant and inspirational today as when they were first written". Pp 157, slight toning to page edges. P/b, illustrated cover. G+.
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AUSTEN, JANE.
The History of England.
Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1995. "Written when Jane Austen was in her late teens, a lively and somewhat disrespectful overview of the history of England's monarchy...Also contains 'Lesley Castle', a delightful and often hilarious correspondence detailing the mishaps and misapprehensions that befall five young ladies". 14cms x 10.5cms. Pp 54. P/b, slight toning to pages, illustrated cover. G+.
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BAIN, F. W.
[ The Indian Stories Of F. W. Bain. Vol. I. ] A Digit Of The Moon A Hindoo Love Story. Translated from the Original MS. By F. W. Bain .
London : Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society Ltd. VII Grafton St. W. MDCCCXIII [1913] 0. First and limited edition: "Of this edition of The Indian Storie Of F. W. Bain have been printed in the Riccardi Fount on handmade Riccardi Paper 500 copies. This is Number 18." A very clean binding with the original dustwrapper. 8vo. 9.25" x 6.5" x 0.75". pp.20/pp.97/[2pp. - list of other titles] . Blue printed dustwrapper in very good condition, now protected by a removable transparent plastic cover. Clean light grey-green boards, with gilt titles and cloth spine. Top page edges gilt, other page edges deckled (rough-cut). Clean throughout, with the original blue marker ribbon. ** "Francis William Bain (29 April 1863 – 3 March 1940) was a British writer of fantasy stories that he claimed were translated from Sanskrit. He was born on 29 April 1863, the son of Joseph Bain.[1] He was educated at Westminster School, before going up to Christ Church, Oxford where he distinguished himself as a student of Classics. In 1889, he was elected a fellow of All Souls College. In his youth he was a keen amateur footballer, representing the University against Cambridge between 1883 and 1886; he was also a member of the leading amateur teams of the time, Wanderers and Corinthians. In 1892, he entered the Indian Educational Service, going on to become a professor of History in the Deccan College of Poonah (Pune), in British India, until his retirement in 1919. He died on 3 March 1940. During Bain's life, the argument raged about whether the story was truly a translation or whether Bain had written it himself. While some early reviewers took his statements at face value,[6] many did not. A contemporary review said, in part:Though palpably a pretense, they are graceful fancies, and might as well have appeared for what they really are instead of masquerading as "translations". No Hindu, unless of this generation and under foreign influence, ever conceived these stories. Moreover, they are of a strict propriety, whereas original Hindu love stories would put Rabelais's ghost to the blush. The book contains numerous footnotes referring to Sanskrit puns and wordplay that the author claimed to have been unable to render in English. A Digit of the Moon was followed by a number of other stories in the same mode: Syrup of the Bees, Bubbles of the Foam, Essence of the Dusk, Ashes of a God, Mine of Faults, Heifer of the Dawn, and others. As more books appeared, it became clearer that Bain was writing these stories himself, not translating. A review of Bubbles of the Foam in 1912 said: Yet, despite the beauty of the whole, there is much in the volume that seems non-Indian; in fact, distinctly Occidental. The phraseology lacks in great part the subtle Sanskrit flavor… Before his fantasy series, he also wrote other works, including political works. One was "Antichrist: A Short Examination of the Spirit of the Age." - See Wikipedia.
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BAIN, F. W.
[ The Indian Stories Of F. W. Bain. Vol. II. ] The Descent Of the Sun. A Cycle Of Birth. Translated from the Original MS. By F. W. Bain .
London : Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society Ltd. VII Grafton St. W. MDCCCXIII [1913] 0. First edition: Printed in the Riccardi Fount on handmade Riccardi Paper. A very clean binding with the original dustwrapper. 8vo. 9.25" x 6.5" x 0.75". pp.16/pp.89/[2pp. - list of other titles] . Blue printed dustwrapper in very good condition, spine browned, now protected by a removable transparent plastic cover. Clean light grey-green boards, with gilt titles and cloth spine. Top page edges gilt, other page edges deckled (rough-cut). Clean throughout, with the original blue marker ribbon. ** "Francis William Bain (29 April 1863 – 3 March 1940) was a British writer of fantasy stories that he claimed were translated from Sanskrit. He was born on 29 April 1863, the son of Joseph Bain.[1] He was educated at Westminster School, before going up to Christ Church, Oxford where he distinguished himself as a student of Classics. In 1889, he was elected a fellow of All Souls College. In his youth he was a keen amateur footballer, representing the University against Cambridge between 1883 and 1886; he was also a member of the leading amateur teams of the time, Wanderers and Corinthians. In 1892, he entered the Indian Educational Service, going on to become a professor of History in the Deccan College of Poonah (Pune), in British India, until his retirement in 1919. He died on 3 March 1940. During Bain's life, the argument raged about whether the story was truly a translation or whether Bain had written it himself. While some early reviewers took his statements at face value,[6] many did not. A contemporary review said, in part:Though palpably a pretense, they are graceful fancies, and might as well have appeared for what they really are instead of masquerading as "translations". No Hindu, unless of this generation and under foreign influence, ever conceived these stories. Moreover, they are of a strict propriety, whereas original Hindu love stories would put Rabelais's ghost to the blush. The book contains numerous footnotes referring to Sanskrit puns and wordplay that the author claimed to have been unable to render in English. A Digit of the Moon was followed by a number of other stories in the same mode: Syrup of the Bees, Bubbles of the Foam, Essence of the Dusk, Ashes of a God, Mine of Faults, Heifer of the Dawn, and others. As more books appeared, it became clearer that Bain was writing these stories himself, not translating. A review of Bubbles of the Foam in 1912 said: Yet, despite the beauty of the whole, there is much in the volume that seems non-Indian; in fact, distinctly Occidental. The phraseology lacks in great part the subtle Sanskrit flavor… Before his fantasy series, he also wrote other works, including political works. One was "Antichrist: A Short Examination of the Spirit of the Age." - See Wikipedia.
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BAIN, F. W.
[ The Indian Stories Of F. W. Bain. Vol. III. ] A Heifer Of The Dawn. Translated from the Original MS. By F. W. Bain .
London : Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society Ltd. VII Grafton St. W. MDCCCXIV [1914] . 0. First edition: Printed in the Riccardi Fount on handmade Riccardi Paper. A very clean binding with the original dustwrapper. 8vo. 9.25" x 6.5" x 0.75". pp.14/pp.61/[2pp. - list of other titles] . Blue printed dustwrapper (now browned) in very good condition, now protected by a removable transparent plastic cover. Clean natural grain parchment covered boards, with gilt titles to both thespine and front board. Top page edges gilt, other page edges deckled (rough-cut). Brown marbled endpapers. Clean throughout. ** "Francis William Bain (29 April 1863 – 3 March 1940) was a British writer of fantasy stories that he claimed were translated from Sanskrit. He was born on 29 April 1863, the son of Joseph Bain.[1] He was educated at Westminster School, before going up to Christ Church, Oxford where he distinguished himself as a student of Classics. In 1889, he was elected a fellow of All Souls College. In his youth he was a keen amateur footballer, representing the University against Cambridge between 1883 and 1886; he was also a member of the leading amateur teams of the time, Wanderers and Corinthians. In 1892, he entered the Indian Educational Service, going on to become a professor of History in the Deccan College of Poonah (Pune), in British India, until his retirement in 1919. He died on 3 March 1940. During Bain's life, the argument raged about whether the story was truly a translation or whether Bain had written it himself. While some early reviewers took his statements at face value,[6] many did not. A contemporary review said, in part:Though palpably a pretense, they are graceful fancies, and might as well have appeared for what they really are instead of masquerading as "translations". No Hindu, unless of this generation and under foreign influence, ever conceived these stories. Moreover, they are of a strict propriety, whereas original Hindu love stories would put Rabelais's ghost to the blush. The book contains numerous footnotes referring to Sanskrit puns and wordplay that the author claimed to have been unable to render in English. A Digit of the Moon was followed by a number of other stories in the same mode: Syrup of the Bees, Bubbles of the Foam, Essence of the Dusk, Ashes of a God, Mine of Faults, Heifer of the Dawn, and others. As more books appeared, it became clearer that Bain was writing these stories himself, not translating. A review of Bubbles of the Foam in 1912 said: Yet, despite the beauty of the whole, there is much in the volume that seems non-Indian; in fact, distinctly Occidental. The phraseology lacks in great part the subtle Sanskrit flavor… Before his fantasy series, he also wrote other works, including political works. One was "Antichrist: A Short Examination of the Spirit of the Age." - See Wikipedia.
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BAIN, F. W.
[ The Indian Stories Of F. W. Bain. Vol. VIII. ] A Mine Of Faults. Translated from the Original MS. By F. W. Bain .
London : Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society Ltd. VII Grafton St. W. MDCCCXIV [1914] . 0. First edition: Printed in the Riccardi Fount on handmade Riccardi Paper. A very clean binding with the original dustwrapper. 8vo. 9.25" x 6.5" x 0.75". pp.18/pp.95/[2pp. - list of other titles] . Blue printed dustwrapper (now browned) in very good condition, now protected by a removable transparent plastic cover. Clean natural grain parchment covered boards, with gilt titles to both thespine and front board. Top page edges gilt, other page edges deckled (rough-cut). Brown marbled endpapers. Clean throughout, with a brown marker ribbon. ** "Francis William Bain (29 April 1863 – 3 March 1940) was a British writer of fantasy stories that he claimed were translated from Sanskrit. He was born on 29 April 1863, the son of Joseph Bain.[1] He was educated at Westminster School, before going up to Christ Church, Oxford where he distinguished himself as a student of Classics. In 1889, he was elected a fellow of All Souls College. In his youth he was a keen amateur footballer, representing the University against Cambridge between 1883 and 1886; he was also a member of the leading amateur teams of the time, Wanderers and Corinthians. In 1892, he entered the Indian Educational Service, going on to become a professor of History in the Deccan College of Poonah (Pune), in British India, until his retirement in 1919. He died on 3 March 1940. During Bain's life, the argument raged about whether the story was truly a translation or whether Bain had written it himself. While some early reviewers took his statements at face value,[6] many did not. A contemporary review said, in part:Though palpably a pretense, they are graceful fancies, and might as well have appeared for what they really are instead of masquerading as "translations". No Hindu, unless of this generation and under foreign influence, ever conceived these stories. Moreover, they are of a strict propriety, whereas original Hindu love stories would put Rabelais's ghost to the blush. The book contains numerous footnotes referring to Sanskrit puns and wordplay that the author claimed to have been unable to render in English. A Digit of the Moon was followed by a number of other stories in the same mode: Syrup of the Bees, Bubbles of the Foam, Essence of the Dusk, Ashes of a God, Mine of Faults, Heifer of the Dawn, and others. As more books appeared, it became clearer that Bain was writing these stories himself, not translating. A review of Bubbles of the Foam in 1912 said: Yet, despite the beauty of the whole, there is much in the volume that seems non-Indian; in fact, distinctly Occidental. The phraseology lacks in great part the subtle Sanskrit flavor… Before his fantasy series, he also wrote other works, including political works. One was "Antichrist: A Short Examination of the Spirit of the Age." - See Wikipedia.
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