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ANON
Rudyard Kipling - Obituary in the Times of 20 January 1936
. With Kipling's photograph. Full page. Also on this page; Royal tributes, other apprecaitions like that of Bernard Shaw, Alfred Noyes. Kipling's devotian to France and Indian tributes Tagore [DR box ].
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Book number: F1929
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AUDEN, W.H.,
Good and Evil in the Lord of the Rings.
. Oxford, 1993, 16pp. including the stiff front cover, issued originally as free insert for the 1992 catalogue Tolkien and Friends number 4, issued on the occasion of the centenary celebrations at Keble college, Oxford. there were 26 copies marked A - Z for friends of the publisher, never made available in the trade. Printed on single sides, A-4 with front cover in 3 colours (initials W and A) on conqueror paper, This edition has a colophon which did not appear in the regular edition. Actual year of publication was 1992. this copy in loose sheets is stamped below the colophon: Uncorrected proof copy followed by the title. [ Tolkien inklings Oxford ].
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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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BARRIE, J.M. ,
Farewell, Miss Julie Logan : A Wintry Tale
. Published in the supplement to THE TIMES, Thursday, December 24, 1931, 6pp. frayed, browned, Text in three columns, Folded into eighths with splits and small holes along folds. Edges chipped and tear to last page. 1931. True first edition. 8pp (the story 6 pp.):: 450mm x 350mm . the very first appearance.
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Book number: F2557
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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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BELLOW, SAUL.
More Die of Heartbreak
. The Alison Press/Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1987, 335pp. First English Edition, Fine Hard Cover in fine d/j , unread [ 2 x sp ]. (ISBN: 0436039621) .
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Book number: F0134
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BLACKWELL, BASIL, - TOLKIEN
Fifty New Poems for Children
0. An Anthology selected from Books recently published by Basil Blackwell. Oxford, n.d; .64pp.; publisher's boards with pictorial title mounted,printed paper label on spine; spine slightly bumped and worn at head, label on spine a little chipped, rear board partially faded, neat contemporary ownership entries on front endpapers. A good copy of the first edition of this anthology, though by definition not the first printing of any of the poems. The poets includeEleanor Farjeon, Robert Graves, Edith Sitwell, and J.R.R.Tolkien ("Goblin Feet").
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Book number: IS002161
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BLAKE, WILLIAM,
Songs of Innocence
1954. The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, London, no date [1954]; 31 colour-printed plates, 5 letterpress pages; original orange morocco, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g.; spine minimally spotted and faded, without the slip-case. The fine Trianon Press facsimile of one of the earliest copies to be coloured and issued by the artist [c. 1790-1794], from the Lessing J. Rosenwald copy, now in the Library of Congress. One of the 800 copies for distribution in the U.S.A. with the American distributor's notice stuck over the imprint [the edition comprised 1626 copies in all].
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Book number: IS001093
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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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BOTTRALL, R.ONALD,
A Collection of 41 (43 of Which 2 Duplicates) Poetry Magazines of Which Most Include Bottrall's Poems / Articles ( One By His Wife Margaret) from the Poet's Library
. And 9 titles dedicated to him by Italian, Spanish and Swedish poets and the June 1928 issue of THE PEM, his Cambridge college's student paper at the time.
¶ Francis James Ronald Bottrall (2 September 1906, Camborne, Cornwall-25 June 1989) , Cornish poet. He was praised highly by F.R. Leavis and Martin Seymour-Smith. He won a scholarship to Cambridge, and spent his working life abroad. His few successful poems occur amongst a mass of intelligent work. Honours: " OBE, 1949; Coronation Medal, 1953; Syracuse International Poetry Prize, 1954; Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, 1955; Knight of St. John, 1972; Grande Ufficiale dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, 1973; Knight Commander, Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Malta, 1977.
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Book number: F3180
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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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BUNYAN, JOHN,
The Poems
0. 1980. Edited by Graham Midgley [The Miscellaneous Works of John Bunyan Volume VI]. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1980; lxii, 345 pp. with vignette illustrations in one section;; publisher's blue buckram, spine gilt, dust-wrapper; a very good copy. A fine scholarly edition, which includes "Profitable Meditations", "One Thing is Needful", "Ebal and Gerizzim", Poems from "The Pilgrim's Progress" and from "The Holy War", "A Discourse of the Building .. of the House of God" and further poems, including "A Book for Boys and Girls" (1686) with illustrations of the woodcuts in a 1724 edition.
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Book number: IS002337
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BURGESS, ANTHONY,
Honey for the Bears
0. 1963. London, Heinemann, 1963; 256 pp.; publisher's orange boards, dust wrapper; prelims and edges of contents slightly spotted, dust wrapper worn at edges and hinges, with short tears and two letters inked in by an owner. First edition.
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Book number: IS0023226
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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 book 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. delightful little story by J.L 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. J.L. Carr. 1912-1994, was one of the great polymaths of the twentieth century, putting his hand to teaching, travelling, novels, and social history, and even serving a stint as a photographer for the R.A.F. Famed for his eccentricity, he went through six publishers, one for each novel he wrote, until he formed his own Quince Tree Press. This is a beautiful and wistful account of a half-remembered pre-war cricket match: 'At least two of us would die in fixtures even then tentatively arranged for our generation." 1993 . Loosely inseted is a handwritten letter by Mary Parry dated 11-9-2004.
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CARROLL, L.,
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
. Illustrated by John Tenniel. The Sally Press, n.d. (modern facsimile edition) 172pp. paperback. Raised coloured collage illustration pasted to covers, raised title in brass colours pasted to front cover [ SP presents ] .
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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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Book number: F1631
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CHOLMONDELEY, R.H. [ED.],
The Heber Letters.
1950. London, 1950; 355 pp. with frontisp. double-page family tree, and 8 plates; publisher's cloth, d.w. First edition: "The 'Letters' now published begin in 1783, in which year Reginald Heber, afterwards Bishop of Calcutta, was born, and end in 1833, when his half-brother Richard Heber, the great book-collector, died .In the 'Letters' fifty years of Politics, Social Life, the Church, the Universities, Education, Wars, India, Men of Letters, and many other topics, are touched upon afresh in an illuminating and entertaining way. The correspondence has been collected from among the Cholmondeley family archives and it now appears edited and annotated for the first time. The book is illustrated with eight plates not previously reproduced." [dust-wrapper].
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Book number: IS00863
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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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DAVIES, EILEEN,
Oxford's Voluble Inglorious Milton: George Smith Green, Watchmaker and Author
. 10 A-4 pages, printed single sided, front shows title page of the 1752 edition of Oliver Cromwell: an historical play. also the Cromwell frontispiece engraving used for this edition, in loose pages. postage on ABE will be adjusted.
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Book number: F3207
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DEFOE, DANIEL
The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner As Related By Himself
. With upwards of one hundred illustrations [wood engravings] , Cassell, Petter and Galpin, [1863-64]. with portrait frontispiece, text printed within decorative wood engraved borders, XIII, 394pp. Justyne, Percy William, 1812-1883 ( Illustrator ); Leitch, R. P ( Richard Pettigrew ) ( Illustrator ); Thomas, George Houseman, 1824-1868 ( Illustrator ); Bolton, Thomas, fl. 1851-1893 ( Engraver ); Cooper, J ( Engraver ); Linton, W. J ( William James ), 1812-1897 ( Engraver ); Marriott, R. S ( Engraver ); Morgan ( Engraver ); Pearson ( Engraver ); Thomas, William Luson, 1830-1900 ( Engraver ); Wentworth, Frederick ( Engraver ); Some ill. drawn by P. Justyne, R.P. Leitch, T. Macquoid, AP, and GHT George Houseman Thomas; some engraved by T. Bolton, Butterworth & Heath, T. Cobb, J. Cooper, W.J. Linton, R.S. Marriott, Morgan, Pearson, W.L. Thomas, and F. Wentworth. Cowper's verse, p. xiii-xiv. one illustration coloured by previous owner in red, pp. 56/57 have some faint coloured spots, original covers with decorative title with new spine and title label. corners/edges sl. worn, new end papers. text sl. darkened.
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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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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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