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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
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 US$ 6.04 | JP¥ 631]
Keywords: English Literature

 
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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Book number: F0240-10
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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
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 US$ 20.12 | JP¥ 2102]
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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
GBP 105.00 [Appr.: EURO 116.75 US$ 140.82 | JP¥ 14715]
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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: ISOO2360-B
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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
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 83.5 US$ 100.58 | JP¥ 10511]
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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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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. also herewith: 2 signed etchings in sepia by Nicholas Parry measuring 100 x 150 mm for the actual etchings both mounted and protected by cellophane.
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Book number: 091849-13
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CARROLL, LEWIS [DODGSON, CHARLES LUTWIDGE]
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. 2 Editions and Through the Looking-Glass
. 3 editions on offer here: Alice in Wonderland, 75th thousand 1883 and .83rd thousand 1886 AND Through the Looking-Glass 58th thousand 1887. All three volumes rebacked and held in a new box with inlaid Alice designs . A separate box 2 is included in case you are not happy with box 1. ASK FOR FULL DESCRIPTIONS.
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Book number: F3249
GBP 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 389 US$ 469.39 | JP¥ 49049]
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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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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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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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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: F3162-4
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 72.25 US$ 87.17 | JP¥ 9109]
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GARFIELD, LEON,
Shakespeare Stories Ii. Illustrated By Micheal Foreman
. Victor Gollancz , 1994 , 287 pages illustrated with 16 colour plates and various black and white drawings in the text. First Edition , a pristine Hardcover copy in splendid dust wrapper.
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Book number: Tam02
GBP 13.50 [Appr.: EURO 15.25 US$ 18.11 | JP¥ 1892]
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