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AUDEN , W.H. DYLAN THOMAS, STEPHEN SPENDER, RICHARD CCHURCH, WILLIAM EMPSOM, C. DAY LEWIS AND MANY OTHERS
Poetry a Magazine of Verse Founded By Harriet Monroe. Volume Xlix, No. 4, for January 1937.
. English number edited by W.H. Auden and Michael Roberts (eds.) pp. 179 - 238. orange printed wrappers, cover designed by Eric Gill. Contributions/poems by Auden, St. Spender, Dylan Thomas and many others. Criticism by Michael Robets, W. Empson, Auden and Cecil Day Lewis.
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Book number: F2375
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BAMPFYLDE, JAMES,
The Poems of James Bampfylde.
. {Being the slim output of a minor 18th century poet.].Edited and introduced by R.Lonsdale.No 32 of 300 copies.Signed by the editor.The Perpetua Press, Oxford 1988.80pp.;bound in publ.beige cl.with gilt initials on fr.bd.and titles on spine;plain paper d.w.;features in frontis -piece painting by J.Reynolds of the poet and friend.Full intro and notes( private press ).
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Book number: 011811
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BECKETT, SAMUEL,
Collected Poems 1930-1978
. J. Calder, 1984. First Edition. Fine hardback in d/j 179pp. Unclipped jacket has fading vertically along the spine/front panel edge as usual with this edition. (ISBN: 0714540528) .
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Book number: F1939-2
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BECKETT, SAMUEL,
Collected Shorter Prose 1945 - 1980
. J. Calder, 1984. First Edition. Fine hardback in d/j 218pp. Unclipped jacket has fading vertically along the spine/front panel edge as usual with this edition. (ISBN: 0714540277) .
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Book number: F1940-2
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BEERBOHM, MAX.,
Zuleika Dobson
. With a foreword and illustrations (on fine colour plates) by Osbert Lancaster. Oxford, The Shakespeare Head Press, 1975, Designed by Ruari McLean, printed at the Oxford University Press, xvi,187pp. Quarter dark blue crushed morocco over turquoise & white striped bds. gilt-ruled, gilt lettering & decoration on spine. 12 attractive double spread colour plates by OSBERT LANCASTER. Printed in Monotype Garamond on Abbey Mills Book White and Smooth Processed Papers. Text printed in magenta and black. Fine in illust. heavy cardboard slip-case No. 346. of 750 copies signed "Osbert Lancaster" fine copy. [ DL ]( private press ).
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Book number: 091727-1
GBP 135.00 [Appr.: EURO 154.75 US$ 179.19 | JP• 19793]
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BLUNDEN, E.,
Near and Far and the Poems. 2 Titles
. Two signed first editions [one limited] viz: Near and Far. New Poems. London,Cobden-Sanderson, 1929; 67pp.; or. cl. paper label on spine; occas. v.sl. foxing; WITH: The Poems of Edmund Blunden. London, Cobden-Sanderson,1930; xviii, 336pp.; or. cl.; sp. faded & very sl. marked, bds partlyfaded, bookplate, e.ps sl. foxed; . The first item bears Blunden's sign. on e.p. with an inscription by a former owner; the second is one of an edition of 210 copies, signed by the poet [ST].
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Book number: F1239
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BOYD WILLIAM,
Brazzaville Beach.
. First edition signed by the author and specially bound by the London Limited Edition society,1990. No 48 of only 150 copies.314pp; green publ. cl. with marble- paper covering on front bds.; gilt borders on bds. and gilt title on spine.
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Book number: 005570
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CARR, J[AMES] L[OYD]
The First Saturday in May; an Echo of a Shropshire Lad
. The Tern Press, Shropshire, 1993. Hardcover. First Edition, limited to 140 numbered copies printed on Lana paper and signed by the publishers, Nicholas and Mary Parry. Landscape small8vo. Unpaginated. Decorated boards. Illustrated with eight black and white wood engravings from drawings and photographs taken at various villages on the first Saturday in May, 1993,by Nicholas Parry. In fine state. No dust wrapper, as issued. A delightful account of the first village cricket match of the 1936 season and the train journey to and from the game. Carr's story was first printed in the cricketing anthology 'Fine Glances', issued three years previously. White and green pictorial paper over boards. Title in red on front cover and spine. outer edge untrimmed. Textured green end papers A charming book on cricket. elightful little story by JL Carr recalling a match he played at Bridgenorth in Worcestershire in 1936. Strangely, this attractive item is not widely known. Byron Rogers wrote a highly acclaimed biography of JL Carr , but the First Saturday in May is not shown in the list of books written by Carr. It also escaped the attention of Stephen Gibbs in Post Padwick. Loosely inseted is a handwritten letter by Mary Parry dated 11-9-2004.
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Book number: 091849-13
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CARROLL, LEWIS
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
. Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. Walker Books, 1999, immaculate hardback in d/j. 2nd impression. perfect copy. (ISBN: 0744561248) .
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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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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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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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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,
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
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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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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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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: F3162-3
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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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Book number: 031695
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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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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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