Thornton's Bookshop: English Literature
found: 24 books on 2 pages. This is page 1
- Next page

 
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 ].
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: F0240-10
GBP 9.50 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 US$ 12.91 | JP 1341]
Keywords: Tolkien Tolkien

 
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.
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: IS002337
GBP 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 62 US$ 74.72 | JP 7761]
Keywords: Ianweb Seventeenth Century English Literature 17th Century Literature Theology Religion Protestantisk Children's Books

 
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.
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: 091849-13
GBP 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 140.75 US$ 169.82 | JP 17639]
Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Bibliophile Limited Editions English Literature

 
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.
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: F3249
GBP 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 393.75 US$ 475.49 | JP 49388]
Keywords: Oxford Alice in Wonderland

 
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.
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: IS002053
GBP 27.50 [Appr.: EURO 31 US$ 37.36 | JP 3881]
Keywords: Ianweb Charles Dickens George Cruikshank 19th Century Nineteenth Century Literature Novels Illustrated Books Antiquarian

 
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.
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: IS001002TRAVE
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 45 US$ 54.34 | JP 5644]
Keywords: Ianweb Travemuende Victorian 19th Century English Literature Novels Political History Antiquarian Rare Tauchnitz Continental Editions

 
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.
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: IS002358
GBP 375.00 [Appr.: EURO 422 US$ 509.45 | JP 52916]
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.
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: IS00890TRAVE
GBP 99.50 [Appr.: EURO 112 US$ 135.18 | JP 14040]
Keywords: Ianweb Rare Antiquarian Paris Printing Typography Bindings English Literature Eighteenth Century Novels

 
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) .
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: F3162-4
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.75 US$ 61.13 | JP 6350]
Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Wim Meeuws Sch1 Gallico English Literature Bibliophile Private Press Limited Editions Christmas Noel Kerstmis Weihnachten Natale Natali 0904845001

 
HAWKER, ROBERT,
Zion's Pilgrim
. 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.
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: IS00839
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.75 US$ 61.13 | JP 6350]
Keywords: Ianweb Theology Christianity Evangelism Religion the Pilgrim's Progress 18th Century Devon and Cornwall Judaica English Literature R.S. Hawker

 
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.
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: IS00844
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 84.5 US$ 101.89 | JP 10583]
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb European History English Literature Antiquarian Rare Biography Napoleon Publishing History

 
JACOBSON, HOWARD [AND OTHERS],
Dr. F.R. Leavis:
0. 1963. The Ogre of Downing Castle and other stories by Howard Jacobson, Chris Terry, P.J.Jewel. Oxford, 1963; [12pp.]; orig. printed wrps; a few small stains to covers, rust marks to centre margins fom staples, a few very slight marks to contents. First edition of this rare pamphlet, defending Leavis against a massed critical attack by Kermode, Wain, Cox, and Bayley. who in turn had apparently been provoked by an attack Leavis had made on C.P.Snow. The longest piece is Jacobson's "The Ogre of Downing Castle", Apparently not published - the imprint reads "Oxonian Press/Queen Street/Oxford".
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: IS0048
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 US$ 33.96 | JP 3528]
Keywords: Ianweb First Editions Literary Criticism English Literature

 
JENNINGS, ELIZABETH
An Oxford Cycle. Poems
. Oxford, Thornton's, 1987. 16pp. One of a limited edition of 538 copies. Fine copy in original covers, << Spell of Oxford - It is a scheme of spires / a haze of green / a range of clouds / A cluster of boys / And girls and the old.......>> one of the 38 specials, but not signed. the poet promised to sign all 38 , came to sign, but left after only signing 6 copies. note by the publisher.
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: F2553-2
GBP 9.50 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 US$ 12.91 | JP 1341]
Keywords: Poetry Signed Oxford

 
LEHMANN, JOHN, (ED.)
The London Magazine . A Monthly Review of Literature. 12 Early Issues 1954 - 1956, Including the First 3 Issues.
. Volume 1, No. 1, February 1954: T.S. Eliot: A message; Louis MacNeice : Canto in memoriam Dylan Thomas; Elizabeth Jennings: Three poems; and Elizabeth Bowen, Thom Gunn, L.P.Hartley, William Plomer et al // AND // Volume 1, No. 2, March 1954: Vernon Watkins, James Courtage, Joyce Carey: Spring song; Felicien Marceau, Michael Swan et al // AND // Volume 1, No. 3, April 1954: W.H.Auden: Plains; P.H. Newby: The pioneer; and Roy Fuller, William Plomer, Paul Bowles, G.J. Warnock, J.C. Hall (spine torn at bottom) // AND // Volume 1, No. 6, July 1954: V.S. Pritchett: Portrait of a clerk. And Vernon Watkins, George Barker, Hugo Charteris, Paul Bowles et al. // AND // Volume 1, No 9, October, 1954: Tennessee Williams : The Mattress by the Tomato Patch in Wrappers. And Norman MacCaig, S.Spender, Jocelyn Brooke, Angus Wilson, Thom Gunn, Roy Fuller, Louis MacNeice and others // AND // Volume 1, No. 11, December 1954: Graham Greene: A few pipes; and Roy Fuller, Vernon Scannell, Vernon Watkins, Anna Kavan, Micvhael Swan et al. // AND // Volume 2, No. 1, January 1955: Italo Calvino: A trip to Mentone; Thom Gunn: Ralph's dream and Francis King, Walter Allen, L.D. Lerner, Peter Quennell, W.W. Robson // AND // Volume 2, No. 4, April 1955: Roy Fuller: Two poems; Marguerite Duras: The boa; John Wain: The painful filter, B.H. Liddell Hart: T.E. Lawrence, Aldington and the truth and Eleano Farjeon, Peter Mayne et al // AND // Volume 2, No. 11, November 1955: A Proust celebration. Venice & A fan. An unpublished fragment and a new essay. And the Duc de Grammont: Proust as I knew him; Louis Macneice,William Sanson, William Plomer, Lionel Trilling, J. Middleton Murry et al // AND // Volume 3, No. 1, January 1956: Thomas Hardy: 5 unpublished poems wwith an introduction by Evelyn Hardy; John Wain: Poem by an electronic brain; and Marcel Ayme, Violet Hammersley, George Barker, Peter Quennell. Idris Parry reviews Robert Musil [6 cm square cut off right bottom of front cover] // AND // Volume 3, no. 4 ,April 1956: E.M. Forster: Daughter dear" ( = the opening chapter of E. M. Forster's novel Marianne Thornton: a domestic biography (London : E. Arnold, 1956) and Four poems by Louis Macneice, P.H. Newby, Maurice Pons, Joeclyn Brooke Denis Donoghue et al. // AND // Volume 3, No. 11 , November 1956: Young English poets 1956-11: Dannie Abse, Thomas Blackburn, D.J. Enright, John Holloway, Jenny Joseph, Pat Kavcanagh, Quentin Stevenson, Carol Stewart, Anthony Thwaite and Mary Hutchinson, Colin Wilson, Ronald Hayman, Sewell Stokes, John Wain.
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: F3229
GBP 18.50 [Appr.: EURO 21 US$ 25.13 | JP 2611]
Keywords: English Literature Poetry

 
MALORY , SIR THOMAS ILLUSTRATED BY AUBREY BEARDSLEY
Le Morte D'arthur
Dent. Ill.: Beardsley. J. M. Dent & Co. Ltd. 1988 , a very fine and complete copy with the slip-case. ; IV, 538 p. [26] leaves of plates : ill. ; 31 cm. This edition is a fine facsimile of the fourth edition. weight 4 KG. ISBN 10: 0460078453 / ISBN 13: 9780460078450 [ heavy volume, ask for postal quote first ]. (ISBN: 0460078453) .
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: F3216
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 73.25 US$ 88.31 | JP 9172]
Keywords: Arthurian Illustated Rare 0460078453

| Pages: 1 | 2 | - Next page