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Allingham, H[elen]. & D. Radford (ed.s), WILLIAM ALLINGHAM A DIARY (London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1908).  Second edition, 22 x 14.5cm (tall 8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/blind borders to covers & copper-gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, 404 [x] pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait from a photograph by Emery Walker & 7 full-page plates.  Printed by R. & R. Clark Ltd., Edinburgh.  Presentation Copy inscr. to half-title: "To Elsie and Hubert with Helen Allingham's love and best wishes, April 1909" (according to a note inserted in this vol., Elsie & Hubert Walker were old friends of the Allinghams' youngest son & his wife).  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & worn, & ep.s browned); contents Near-Fine (edges sl. foxed).  (Inv. #1078)  C$250

Allingham, William, BLACKBERRIES PICKED OFF MANY BUSHES BY D. POLLEX AND OTHERS PUT IN A BASKET (London: G. Philip & Son, 1884).  First edition, 16 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green fine rib-grain cloth w/gilt ruling & title to fr. cover & spine, bevelled edges, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), chocolate ep.s, 174 [vi] pp.  Printed on watermarked handmade paper in Liverpool by the publisher.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 46.12, Colbeck 25, Lasner 19.  (Inv. #399)  C$100

Allingham, William, DAY AND NIGHT SONGS (London: George Routledge & Co., 1854).  First edition, 17 x 10.5cm (8vo), in later plain grey paper wraps, a.e. untrimmed, [64] pp. w/titlepage wood engraving after Walter Howell Deverell.  Printed by Savill & Edwards, London.  Binding Near-Fine; contents Good (most leaves moderately soiled w/sl. creasing).  Athenæum 29 Apr. 1854 p.518 (by W.H. Dixon), Fredeman 46.3, Colbeck 3, Lasner 2 (his "Binding variant").  (Inv. #413)  C$200


Allingham, William, DAY AND NIGHT SONGS (London: G. Philip & Son, 1884).  First edition thus, 16.5 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's cream parchment w/gilt title design (by D.G. Rossetti) to fr. cover, gilt floral decoration to rear cover, & gilt decorations & title to spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), cream ep.s, 158 (x) pp. (several unopened) w/numerous decorative head & tail-pieces.  Unstated "Edition-de-luxe" printed on watermarked "John Dickinson & Co." handmade paper by Ballantyne Hanson & Co., Edinburgh & London.  Presentation copy inscr. to recto of 2nd blank: "Lilian Scott from H[elen]. Allingham, Hampstead Aug. 1903."  Binding Good (spine darkened & covers somewhat stained & rubbed resulting in moderate gilt loss); contents Very Good (some stains to prelims & ep.s w/minor loss to fore-edges).  Fredeman 46.12, Ball 161, Colbeck 24, Lasner 20 (his "Superior binding variant").  (Inv. #595)  C$300

Allingham, William, IRISH SONGS AND POEMS (Ballyshannon: Hugh Allingham, n.d. [ca.1910]).  Stated third edition (in fact a later issue of the second edition sheets--see Lasner p.62), 17.5 x 11cm (tall 16mo), in publisher's dark green bubble-grain cloth w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, a.e. untrimmed, pale yellow ep.s, 164 (vi) pp.  Printed on laid paper by Billing & Sons Ltd., Guildford.  Presentation copy inscr. by the publisher (the poet's half-brother) to recto of fr. ep.: "Alfred J Holt Esqr. from H Allingham, Ballyshannon 3rd Nov. 1911."  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & worn); contents Very Good (occas. spotting, & final page browned).  Colbeck 30 (2nd edition), Lasner 25.  (Inv. #760)  C$200

Allingham, William, LIFE AND PHANTASY (London: Reeves & Turner, 1889).  First edition, 17.5 x 11cm (tall 16mo), in publisher's baby blue linen boards w/vellum spine, gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, 161 (viii) pp., +2pp. publ. advert leaf tipped in at fr. hinge, & 2 wood engravings by the Dalziels after John Everett Millais (tissue-guarded frontis) & Arthur Hughes (Fairies, facing p.105), both reprints from Allingham`s 1855 Music Master.  Printed at the Dalziels` Camden Press, London.  Binding Near-Fine (spine sl. soiled, & fr. ep. a bit browned); contents Near-Fine (tissue-guard browned & chipped).  Colbeck 29 (Large Paper), Lasner 27.  (Inv. #1040)  C$200

Beerbohm, Max, ROSSETTI AND HIS CIRCLE (London: William Heinemann, n.d. [1922]).  First edition, 25.5 x 18.5cm [4to], in publisher's cream linen w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 6 leaves of prelims, & frontis. leaf + 22 cardstock leaves w/colour illustrations by the author tipped to each leaf, all w/adjoining descriptive tissue-guards.  Printed by R. Clay & Sons Ltd., Bungay.  Stated Limited Edition (220/380) numbered & signed by Beerbohm.  Binding Near-Fine (ep.s sl. browned); contents Near-Fine (lt. toning to leaves).  Ashley IV 160, Fredeman 33.20 & 82.9, Fennell 227, Colbeck 23.  (Inv. #1057)  C$300  (a Near-Fine copy of the 1st trade edition, in its original buff dust-jacket, is available at C$200)

Blake, William, THE POEMS (London: Walter Scott, 1885), Edward Burne-Jones's Copy  More Information

Brown, Ford Madox, Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, Frederick Sandys, Simeon Solomon,, et. al. (illus.), DALZIELS' BIBLE GALLERY (1881)  Click Here for the London edition and Here for the US edition

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, Thomas Chatterton, H.W. Longfellow, William Shakespeare, Alfred Tennyson, William Wordsworth, et. al. (contrib.s), and Robert Aris Willmott (sel. & ed. by), ENGLISH SACRED POETRY OF THE SIXTEENTH, SEVENTEENTH, EIGHTEENTH, AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES (London: Routledge Warne & Routledge, 1861).  First edition, 22 x 16.5cm (4to), bound in contemp. brown morocco w/dark brown embossed decorations to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, 5 raised bands, a.e.g. w/gauffered edges, tooled turn-ins, marbled ep.s, silk ribbon marker, 388 [xx] pp. w/frontis wood engraving after William Holman Hunt & numerous others after Frederick Sandys, John Gilbert, Frederick Walker, etc., all engraved by the Dalziels.  Printed by R. Clay Son & Taylor, London.  Binding Near-Fine; contents Very Good (1st & final leaves foxed w/only sl. foxing elsewhere).  Reid passim, Fredeman 90.6, Ray 150, de Beaumont 399, Goldman 442, all of whom date this book as 1862.  (Inv. #964)  C$300

Buchanan, Robert, THE FLESHLY SCHOOL OF POETRY AND OTHER PHENOMENA OF THE DAY (London: Strahan & Co., 1872).  First edition, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's decorative buff paper wraps w/printed title & text to fr. cover, 97 [ix] pp., +4pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by Virtue & Co., London.  Buchanan can be forgiven for this rather ill-mannered attack on the new generation of poets--he was unable to admit that his own style of poetry was growing stale and would soon be out of fashion.  Indeed he later apologized when he realized how inappropriate his tirade hed been.  Binding Good (spine chipped, & a couple of lt. smudges to fr. cover); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 82.6, Colbeck 11.  (Inv. #1059)  C$350


CARTES DE VISITE & CABINET PHOTOGRAPHS, A SELECTION
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[Craik, Dinah Maria Mulock], THE FAIRY BOOK: THE BEST POPULAR FAIRY STORIES SELECTED AND RENDERED ANEW (London & Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1863).  First edition, 16 x 10cm (16mo), in publisher's green linen w/gilt decorations to fr. cover (blind to rear) & spine, gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, chocolate ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn; Ball 20A) to rear pastedown, 368 [xii] pp. w/tissue-guarded titlepage engraving by C.H. Jeens after Joseph Noel Paton, +8pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed by R. Clay Son & Taylor, London.  Binding Very Good (spine gilt faded, extremities moderately bumped & rubbed, & fr. hinge starting); contents Very Good (occas. thumbing).  Macmillan 100, Osborne 26, Wolff 4988.  (Inv. #885)  C$200

Doyle, Richard, JACK THE GIANT KILLER (London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, n.d. [1888]).  First edition, 25 x 20cm [4to], in publisher's burgundy linen w/black title & design to fr. cover, bevelled edges, lt. tan floral design on biege ep.s, 48 pp., each decorated w/coloured illus. within coloured borders, all by the author, +"Publisher's Introduction" slip tipped in before p.3.  Inscribed to verso of fr. ep.: "To Marjorie Warren, with all good wishes for the year MCMX, Frederick Pollock"; also w/a small ink sketch of 3 pelicans holding books lightly sewn over the inscription (easily removable).  Binding Good (extremities bumped & sl. worn, covers a bit soiled, hinges cracked, & ep.s moderately toned); contents Very Good (lt. thumbing to fore-edges, & a few minor stains).  Osborne 29, Ray 140.  (Inv. #1063)  C$250


EXHIBITION & AUCTION CATALOGUES, A SELECTION
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Farrar, Frederic W[illiam]., THE LIFE OF CHRIST (London: Cassell Petter & Galpin, n.d. [1874]).  Two volumes, sixth edition, 22 x 14cm (tall 8vo), in publisher's brown sand-grain cloth w/blind ruling to covers & gilt titles to spines, dark green ep.s, 480 (xxxii) & 516 (xii) pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis wood engravings by "WH" after William Holman Hunt to each vol., +4pp. publ. adverts to rear of vol. I.  Printed in London by the publisher, this title went thru several editions in 1874, but Holman Hunt's designs were omitted from the 1st ed.  Bindings Good (extremities sl. rubbed, fr. hinges cracked, prev. owner's labels removed from fr. ep.s, & 2 small closed tears to fr. ep. of Vol. I); contents Near-Fine.  See Goldman 216.  (Inv. #547)  C$300

Gatty, Mrs. Alfred, PARABLES FROM NATURE (London: Bell & Daldy, 1867).  First edition thus, 22 x 16cm (thick 4to), in publisher's lime green sand-grain cloth w/gilt & embossed decorations & title to fr. cover & spine (blind decorations only to rear), bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale brown ep.s w/binder's ticket (Eeles & Bell; Ball 32A1) to rear pastedown, 398 [xiv] pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & numerous wood engravings by H.N. Woods & Horace Harral after W.H. Millais, W. Holman Hunt, W.B. Scott, John Tenniel, E. Burne-Jones, etc.  Printed at the Chiswick Press by Whittingham & Wilkins, London.  With the stamp of W.G.P. to fr. ep. & head of titlepage.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped, & hinges cracked); contents Very Good (a couple of sections sl. proud).  The cumulative edition which includes all 4 series.  (Inv. #974)  C$150

Gilbert, William, Matthew Browne (aka William Brighty Rands), et. al. (contrib.s), and Arthur Hughes, Ernest Griset, et. al. (illus.), GOOD THINGS FOR THE YOUNG OF ALL AGES ANNUAL FOR 1873 (London: Henry S. King & Co., [1872-]1873).  First edition, 23.5 x 17cm (4to), in publisher's green fine rib-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine (blind to rear), a.e.g., pale yellow ep.s, 668 [iv] pp. w/frontis & several unpaginated plates & numerous in-text wood engravings.  Printed by Bradbury Agnew & Co., London, this vol., the 5th in the series (but 1st w/altered title), contains the Dec. 1872 thru Nov. 1873 monthly issues, & includes the 1st printings of Rands's "My Daughter" & Gilbert's "Sinbad in England," all w/the Hughes illus.  Inscribed to recto of fr. ep.: "Albert Emett Ashworth from his Uncle Edward, Ripon July 1874"; also w/Albert's small stamp to recto of frontis.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped & worn, & lt. spotting to cloth); contents Very Good (1st & final leaves foxed w/only occas. stains elsewhere).  White 79, Reid 91, Fredeman 93.30 & 37, Shaberman p.41, Goldman pp.284-85.  (Inv. #1035)  C$300

Gollancz, Israel (ed.), PEARL: AN ENGLISH POEM OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY (London: David Nutt, 1891).  First edition, 22 x 14.5cm (8vo), in publisher's cream parchment over boards w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, gilt device to rear cover, t.e.g (others untrimmed), 142 (lii) pp. +tissue-guarded frontis by Dawsons from a work by William Holman Hunt.  Stated limited edition of 500 copies printed on handmade paper (no watermarks found) by T. & A. Constable, Edinburgh.  Binding Very Good (spine darkened w/outer edges of covers less so, & ep.s browned); contents Near-Fine (lt. spotting to deckle edges).  Fredeman 94.9.  (Inv. #953)  C$100

Gwynfryn [Olive Thorne Miller], FRIENDS IN FUR AND FEATHERS (London: Bell & Daldy, 1869).  First edition, 19.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's emerald linen w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover (blind outline only to rear) & spine, chocolate ep.s, 336 [viii] pp. +frontis & 9 unpaginated wood engraved plates by Horace Harral after Friedrich Wilhelm Keyl, Alfred W. Cooper, & B. Rice.  Printed by William Clowes & Sons, London.  Binding Fine; contents Near-Fine (lt. thumbing to a few leaves)--a brilliant copy of an enchanting but little-known children's book.  (Inv. #734)  C$150

Hake, Thomas Gordon, and Arthur Hughes (illus.), PARABLES AND TALES (London: Chapman & Hall, 1872)  More Information

Halliwell, James Orchard (ed.), THE THORNTON ROMANCES: THE EARLY ENGLISH METRICAL ROMANCES (London: The Camden Society, 1844).  First edition, 21.5 x 17cm (4to), in publisher's dark green fine diaper-grain cloth w/embossed decorations & ruling to covers & gilt decorations & title to spine, pale yellow ep.s w/binder's ticket (Remnant & Edmunds; Ball 66E1) to rear pastedown, 312 (lvi) pp. w/titlepage portrait engraving.  Printed by J.B. Nichols & Son, London, these Arthurian romances were later re-edited by F.S. Ellis & publ. in 3 vols. by the Kelmscott Press.  Binding Very Good (a few stains to ep.s, & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #447)  C$150

Hill, George Birkbeck (ed.), LETTERS OF DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI TO WILLIAM ALLINGHAM 1854-1870 (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1897).  First edition, 22 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's dark aqua linen w/gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 307 (xxviii) pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & 13 b&w plates.  Printed at the Gresham Press, Woking & London.  Binding Good (extremities sl. bumped & worn, lt. rubbing to covers w/sl. bubbling to upper fr. cover, & ep.s browned); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing, & a few marginal pencil notes).  Academy 18 Dec. 1897 p.543, Rossetti p.34, Vaughan 11, Ashley IV 151, Ehrsam & Deily 218, Fredeman 24.6, Fennell 121, Colbeck 36.  (Inv. #472)  C$150

Holman-Hunt, W[illiam]., PRE-RAPHAELITISM AND THE PRE-RAPHAELITE BROTHERHOOD (London: Chapman & Hall Ltd., 1913).  Two volumes, stated second edition "Revised from the Author's Notes by M. E[dith]. H[olman]-H[unt].", 25 x 16.5cm (large 8vos), in publisher's slate blue buckram w/black PRB device to fr. covers & black title to spines, t.e. brown (others untrimmed), cream ep.s, 349 (xxiv) & 440 (xvi) pp. w/copious b&w full-page plates & in-text illus., +Errata slips tipped before p.[1] in each vol.  Printed by Richard Clay & Sons Ltd., London & Bungay, this is by far the more desirable edition, w/full indexes at rear of each vol. (sadly lacking in the 1st ed.).  Neatly inscr. "Royal C. Nemiah, September 1916" to fr. ep.s of each vol.  Bindings Very Good (extremities moderately bumped & rubbed, & ep.s sl. toned); contents Very Good (moderate foxing).  See Fredeman 75.23.  (Inv. #1112)  C$400

[Horne, Herbert Percy, and Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo, eds.], THE CENTURY GUILD HOBBY HORSE (London: Kegan Paul Trench & Co., 1887; and Chiswick Press, 1889 & 1892), Three Issues  More Information

Houghton, Arthur Boyd (illus.), HOME THOUGHTS AND HOME SCENES (London: Routledge Warne & Routledge, 1865)  More Information

[Hughes, Thomas], TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS. BY AN OLD BOY (Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1858).  Tenth thousand, 18 x 12.5cm (16mo), in publisher's brown rib-grain cloth w/black & gilt title to spine, cream ep.s, 420 (viii) pp.  Printed by R. Clay, London.  Binding Very Good (spine & edges of covers moderately bumped & sunned); contents Very Good (occas. thumbing & spotting).  Macmillan 48.  (Inv. #937)  C$200



[Hughes, Thomas], TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS BY AN OLD BOY (London: Macmillan & Co., 1868).  First edition thus, 15.5 x 10.5cm (16mo), in publisher's royal blue linen w/gilt border & circular design to fr. cover (blind borders only to rear), gilt ruling & title to spine, t.e.g., terracotta ep.s, 360 [xx] pp. w/tissue-guarded titlepage steel engraving after Arthur Hughes.  Printed by R. Clay Son & Taylor, London.  Binding Good (corners & spine-tips rubbed w/upper fr. corner moderately bumped, spine a bit darkened, a few stains to cloth, prev. owner's inscr. to recto of fr. ep., & hinges starting); contents Very Good (short closed tears to upper margins of U2-Z8).  Macmillan 48, Goldman 256.  (Inv. #923)  C$200

[Hughes, Thomas], TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS BY AN OLD BOY (London: Macmillan & Co., 1869).  First illustrated edition, 19 x 15cm (8vo), in publisher's royal blue sand-grain cloth w/gilt decorations to fr. cover (blind borders only to rear), gilt decorations & title to spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., terracotta ep.s w/binders ticket (Burn) to rear pastedown, 376 [xxiv] pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait steel engraving by C.H. Jeens after George Frederick Watts, & 43 wood engravings by J.D. Cooper after Arthur Hughes & 15 after Sydney Prior Hall.  Printed by R. Clay Sons & Taylor, London.  Inscribed to recto of frontis: "Mast[er] George Theakstone, a birthday present from his Aunt Bella, Tynemouth March 20th/[18]73."  Binding Very Good (rebacked w/hinges mended, & corner tips moderately worn); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing).  Macmillan 48, White 136 & 170, Reid 8 & 92, Fredeman 93.15, Ray 176, Wolff 3332a, Ball 87, de Beaumont 134, Goldman 257.  (Inv. #922)  C$250  (a Very Good copy of the green cloth variant is also available)

Ingelow, Jean, POEMS (London: Longmans Green, 1867).  First edition, 22 x 16cm (4to), in 19thC. dark blue polished calf w/decorative gilt ruling to covers, decorative gilt crest (Annesley House, Brighton) to fr. cover, gilt & red decorations & title to spine, raised bands, a.e.g., gilt turn-ins, marbled maroon ep.s (w/binder's pencil instructions to Dedication page, signed "Wm H"), 318 [xvi] cardstock pp. w/frontis & 97 wood engravings by the Dalziels after G.J. Pinwell, E.J. Poynter, J.W. North, A.B. Houghton, etc.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  Tipped to the recto of the 1st blank is a partial (& undated) Autograph Letter Signed from the author, stating "From a photograph done at Heidelberg' I have an appointment for either Wednesday or Thursday afternoon ...," approx. 40 words, signed "Jean Ingelow."  Binding Good (extremities & covers sl. rubbed, & old ink stain to fr. cover); contents Near-Fine.  White 129-30, Dalziels 354, Reid passim, Ray 155, Wolff 3473a, de Beaumont 137, Goldman 263.  (Inv. #467)  C$200  (a Near-Fine copy, without association, is also available)

Ingram, John H., OLIVER MADOX BROWN. A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH, 1855-1874 (London: Elliot Stock, 1883).  First edition, first issue binding (see Colbeck), 22 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's dark violet sand-grain cloth w/gilt title & design to fr. cover, gilt title to spine, orange floral-pattern ep.s, 238 [xii] entirely unopened pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait & several unpaginated tissue-guarded plates, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by the publisher.  From the collection of Pear Hill, 1957 w/tiny stamp to recto of fr. ep.  Binding Near-Fine (extremities sl. rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 47.3, Colbeck 53 (under D.G. Rossetti).  (Inv. #988)  C$150

Lang, Andrew (ed.), The Coloured Fairy Books (London: Longmans Green)  More Information

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[Maclaren, Archibald (ed.), and Edward Burne-Jones (illus.)], THE FAIRY FAMILY: A SERIES OF BALLADS & METRICAL TALES ILLUSTRATING THE FAIRY MYTHOLOGY OF EUROPE (London: Longman Brown Green Longmans & Roberts, 1857).  First edition, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green rib-grain cloth w/embossed design to covers & gilt decorations & title to spine, pale pink ep.s, 283 [xvi] +4pp. publ. adverts to rear, w/steel engraved frontis, prelim titlepage & wood engraved tailpiece, all after Burne-Jones.  Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., London.  As in all copies examined, the pagination jumps from p.80 to p.[97]--but the text is nevertheless complete.  Binding Good (rebacked w/two-thirds of the original [darkened] spine laid down, corners sl. bumped, edges of covers moderately discoloured, & hinges mended); contents Near-Fine.  White 175-76, Reid 99 & 274, Osborne 37, Fredeman 92.1, Ray 182, de Beaumont 195, Goldman 305 (see also p.11).  (Inv. #1007)  C$500

Magnússon, Eirikr & William Morris (transl.s), and Philip Webb (binding design), VOLSUNGA SAGA. THE STORY OF THE VOLSUNGS & NIBLUNGS WITH CERTAIN SONGS FROM THE ELDER EDDA. TRANSLATED FROM THE ICELANDIC (London: F.S. Ellis, 1870).  First edition, 19.5 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/copper-gilt floral & fauna design by Webb to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, top-&-fore-edges untrimmed, 275 [xx] pp. +4pp. publ. adverts to rear.  One of 750 copies printed by Strangeways & Walden, London.  Binding Very Good (a few short splits to edges of spine cloth, ep.s moderately foxed, & rear hinge starting); contents Near-Fine.  Slater 5, Vaughan 9, Ehrsam & Deily 179, Ball 89-90 & 98, Colbeck 8.  (Inv. #1036)  C$500

McLachlan, Lachlan (Proprietor), THE CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COTTON FAMINE RELIEF COMMITTEE (Manchester: Thomas Agnew & Sons, n.d. [1869]).  A dissected fold-out lithograph backed w/linen & bound in publisher's green sand-grain cloth w/gilt title to fr. cover, 14 x 18.5cm (28 x 37cm when unfolded).  The lithograph was printed by Geo. Falkner, Manchester & is a group portrait by Arthur Hughes painted from a photographic collage assembled by F.J. Shields & photographed by McLachlan.  On 25 Aug. 1862 the Committee was formed to benefit England's industrial northwest, which due to the American Civil War had been impoverished when shipments of slave-produced cotton for their mills had been halted by blockades.  A Near-Fine copy of a rare item.  (Inv. #1117)  C$150

Meredith, George (1828-1909, British poet & novelist), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED.  ALS to James N. Dunn, written in blue ink on watermarked "Original Turkey Mill Kent" stationery from Box Hill, Dorking, dated October 2nd 1889, thanking the recipient for sending "the paper with the article on me.... Let the writer be assured that my dose of syrup & the lash is taken humbly."  Meredith's connections with the Pre-Raphaelites are two-fold: in about 1855 he modelled for the figure in Henry Wallis's Chatterton (Tate Gallery) & his wife Mary Ellen (daughter of Thomas Love Peacock) soon left him for the young painter; and, by 1861 he was a regular participant in D.G. Rossetti's social gatherings & in Oct. 1862 took a room in Rossetti's house at 16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.  See S.M. Ellis, "George Meredith: His Association with the Pre-Raphaelites" (Bookman Feb. 1928, pp.253-57), & Meredith's "Note on Cheyne Walk" (English Review Jan. 1909, p.333).Two sides w/blank integral leaf, approx. 60 words, signed "George Meredith."  Very Good (lt. stains).  (Inv. #798)  C$300

Millais, John Everett, Fred Walker, Frederick Sandys, et. al. (illus.), THE CORNHILL GALLERY (London: Smith Elder & Co., 1864 & 1865)  More Information

Millais, J[ohn]. E[verett]. (illus.), and Henry Leslie (music composed by), LITTLE SONGS FOR ME TO SING (London: Cassell Petter & Galpin, n.d. [1865]).  First edition, 16.5 x 16.5cm [square 8vo], in publisher's red sand-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt title & design to fr. cover & spine (decorative embossed borders to rear), bevelled edges, a.e.g., dark slate green ep.s, [34] cardstock pp. w/frontis & 6 full-page wood engravings by Joseph Swain after Millais, titlepage design & vignettes after "J.P." etc., +8pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed in London by the publisher.  Inscribed to half-title: "Leonard John Cozens with Aunt Louisa's love"; also stamped "Cozens" to verso of fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped & worn, fr. ep. sl. creased, & a few spots to spine & rear cover); contents Very Good (age-toned w/some outer margins sl. thumbed).  White 128 ("a very charming set of drawings"), Reid 76, Osborne 71, Fredeman 95.46, de Beaumont 165, Goldman 284.  (Inv. #1115)  C$150

Millais, John Everett, THE PARABLES OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST (1864, 1866 & [1885]) More Information

Millais, John Everett, Walter Crane, Edward John Poynter, Frederick Walker, Frederick Sandys, et. al. (illus.), PICTURES OF SOCIETY. GRAVE AND GAY. FROM THE PENCILS OF CELEBRATED ARTISTS AND THE PENS OF POPULAR AUTHORS (London: Sampson Low Son & Marston, 1866).  First edition, 24.5 x 17cm (4to), in publisher's green sand-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt design to covers & spine, gilt title to fr. cover & spine w/hand-painted red, blue, lilac & ivory lines to fr. cover, bevelled edges, a.e.g., 226 (viii) pp. + numerous wood engravings on toned paper laid on cardstock.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  With autograph note on "St. Benedicts Road, Norwich" headed stationery tipped to recto of frontis leaf, reading: "Nov 24 1877, Presented to Mr. Wm. Smith by Dr. J. Matthews...."  Binding Good (fr. cover sl. dulled, & extremities moderately worn); contents Very Good (lt. scattered foxing, & a few leaves mended at edges).  White 128-29, Reid 13 & 168, Fredeman 90.9, Ball 55, de Beaumont 261, Goldman 79.  (Inv. #955)  C$350

[Millais, John Guille], THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF SIR JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS: PHOTOGRAVURES [London: Methuen & Co., 1899].  First edition, in publisher's portfolio (slate blue boards backed w/grey linen, blue title to fr. cover, slate blue ep.s & cream linen-faced flaps) complete w/24 loose-as-issued photogravures printed on tinted paper engraved on 38 x 28cm cardstock sheets.  Portfolio Good (extremities sl. rubbed, covers moderately stained & marked, & purple silk ties renewed); contents Very Good (moderate foxing to several plates).  See Fredeman 37.52 ("a portfolio of thirty[sic] photogravure reproductions ... was issued as part of the [2 vol.] set, but it is rarely found with the volumes").  (Inv. #720)  C$200

Mills, Ernestine (ed.), THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF FREDERIC SHIELDS (London: Longmans Green & Co., 1912).  First edition, 22.5 x 14.5cm (tall 8vo), in publisher's pale olive linen w/gilt stars & dark green title to fr. cover & gilt & black decorations & title to spine, 368 (xiv) pp., +tissue-guarded portrait photogravure by Emery Walker from a 1903 photograph by B.E. Fry & Son, & 41 unpaginated full-page plates.  From the collection of William Eleazar Barton w/his decorative bookplate to fr. pastedown & sig. to recto of fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped, & ep.s a bit browned); contents Very Good (moderate foxing to edges & 1st & final leaves).  Fredeman 58.7, Fennell 125.  (Inv. #969)  C$150

Mitford, Mary Russell, RECOLLECTIONS OF A LITERARY LIFE; OR, BOOKS, PLACES, AND PEOPLE (London: Richard Bentley, 1852).  Three volumes, first editions, 20 x 12.5cm (12mos), in publisher's blue wavy-grain cloth w/embossed decorative border to covers & gilt title to spines, a.e. untrimmed, pale yellow ep.s, 324 (xii), 302 (vi) & 296 (viii) pp. w/half-titles to vols. I & III as called for, +publ. advert leaf to fr. of vol. I.  Printed by Schulze & Co., London.  With the bookseller's label of Mrs. Robson, Thame to fr. pastedowns, & binder's ticket (Remnant & Edmunds; Ball 66E1) to vol. I's rear pastedown.  Bindings Fair (joints & hinges cracked, corners moderately bumped & worn, traces of prev. tipped-in paper to fr. ep.s, & red crayon markings to ep.s & bottom edges); contents Very Good (lt. foxing to a few leaves).  Wolff 4821.  (Inv. #717)  C$200

Birdsall Binding & Fore-Edge Painting
[Morris, Sir Lewis], THE EPIC OF HADES IN THREE BOOKS (London: Henry S. King & Co., 1877)  More Information

Morris, William (1834-1896), TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED  More Information

Morris, William, A DREAM OF JOHN BALL, AND A KING'S LESSON (London: Reeves & Turner, 1888).  First edition, 16.5 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's burgundy linen w/paper title-label to spine, a.e. untrimmed, 144 (viii) pp. +tissue-guarded etching by Edward Burne-Jones ("When Adam Delved and Eve Span") facing p.[1] & 1p. publ. advert to rear.  Printed by Strangeways & Sons, London.  Binding Good (cloth moderately soiled w/scratch across rear cover, title-label darkened & rubbed, extremities sl. bumped, & lt. foxing to ep.s); contents Very Good (fore-edges sl. browned w/occas. lt. foxing).  Slater 13, Vaughan 8, Ehrsam & Deily 177, Colbeck 42.  (Inv. #1051)  C$200

Morris, William, THE EARTHLY PARADISE (London: F.S. Ellis, 1868 & 1870), Three Volumes  More Information

Large Paper Copy
Morris, William, NEWS FROM NOWHERE (London: Reeves & Turner, 1891)  More Information

Morris, William, POEMS BY THE WAY (London: Reeves & Turner, 1891).  First edition thus (preceded in the same year by the Kelmscott Press edition), 22 x 18cm (4to), in publisher's cream linen w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, a.e. untrimmed, 196 [xii] pp. +2 blank leaves to rear.  Stated Limited Edition (16/100) Large Paper Copy printed on watermarked "Van Gelder Zonen" handmade paper at the Chiswick Press, London.  Binding Good (spine & edges of covers a bit browned, extremities moderately bumped, & ep.s browned); contents Near-Fine.  Slater 18 (claims that this issue preceded the Kelmscott edition by 6 months), Scott 10-11, Vaughan 7-8, Ehrsam & Deily 178, Fredeman p.165, Colbeck 56.  (Inv. #916)  C$450

Large Paper Copy
Morris, William, THE ROOTS OF THE MOUNTAINS (London: Reeves & Turner, 1890)  More Information

Morris, William and Eiríkr Magnússon (transl.s), THE SAGA LIBRARY VOL. I. THE STORY OF HOWARD THE HALT. THE STORY OF THE BANDED MEN. THE STORY OF HEN THORIR. DONE INTO ENGLISH OUT OF THE ICELANDIC (London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891).  First edition, 25 x 16.5cm (large 8vo), in publisher's dark green morocco over gilt-trimmed olive linen boards, gilt title & floral decorations to fr. cover & spine, t.e.g. (others deckle), 227 [liv] pp. (several unopened) w/"Corrigenda" to p.[xlvi] & full-page maps preceding each of the 3 stories.  Stated Limited Edition ("This Large Paper Edition is limited to One Hundred and Twenty-five copies, all of which are numbered. This is No. 52" [number is handwritten]) printed on watermarked "J Whatman 1889" handmade paper by C. Whittingham & Co. at the Chiswick Press, London.  Binding Very Good (spine sunned to a pleasing chocolate brown, & extremities moderately rubbed); contents Near-Fine (deckle edges sl. dusty).  Scott 32-33, Vaughan 9, Ehrsam & Deily 179; curiously not in Colbeck.  (Inv. #1107)  C$300

Presentation Copy
Morris, William, A TALE OF THE HOUSE OF THE WOLFINGS (London: Reeves & Turner, 1889)  More Information

[Rands, William Brighty (aka Matthew Browne)], and Arthur Hughes (illus.), LILLIPUT LECTURES (London: Strahan & Co., 1871).  First edition thus, 18 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's russet pebble-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., beige ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn & Co.; Ball 20E) to rear pastedown, 155 [vi] pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & 3 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes.  Printed by John Childs & Son.  Binding Very Good (fore-edges of covers lightly stained, & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine.  White 79 & 171, Osborne 137, Fredeman 93.27, de Beaumont 302, Goldman 135.  (Inv. #532)  C$150

[Rands, William Brighty (aka Matthew Browne)], LILLIPUT LEGENDS (London: Strahan & Co., 1872).  First edition thus, 18 x 13.5cm (large 16mo), in publisher's royal blue patterned sand-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine (blind ruling only to rear), bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale salmon ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn & Co.; Ball 20E) to rear pastedown, 215 [xii] pp. + tissue-guarded frontis & 7 wood engraved plates by the Dalziels after J.E. Millais, Arthur Hughes, G.J. Pinwell, etc.  Printed by Virtue & Co., London.  With the decorative bookplate of Frederick H. Evans to fr. pastedown.  Binding Good (spine darkened w/tips worn & gilt thereon dulled, corners bumped & worn, hinges mended, & prev. owner's rubber stamps to ep.s); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 93.32, Goldman 136.  (Inv. #815)  C$150

[Rands, William Brighty (aka Matthew Browne)], LILLIPUT REVELS (NY: George Routledge & Sons, 1871).  First edition thus, 17.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's forest green sand-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine (blind ruling & publ. colophon only to rear), cream ep.s, 147 [iv] pp. w/9 illus. after Arthur Hughes & 1 after F.S. Walker, all engraved on wood by the Dalziels.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped, & fr. hinge starting); contents Near-Fine (minor toning to a few leaves).  These stories w/accompanying illus. originally appeared in Good Words for the Young; in 1871 the book was advertised in the British press as forthcoming, but no UK edition is known.  (Inv. #1083)  C$150

Richards, Alfred Bate, MEDEA: A POEM (London: Chapman & Hall, 1869)  More Information

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, BALLADS AND SONNETS (London: Ellis & White, 1881).  First edition, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's dark aqua linen with gilt floral & trellis design by the author to covers & spine, a.e. untrimmed, w/similar floral design (also by the author) to ep.s, 336 (xii) pp. (several unopened) +1p. publ. advert to rear.  Printed by Charles Whittingham & Co. at the Chiswick Press, London.  Binding Very Good (a few minor marks to cloth, & lt. toning to ep.s); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing).  Slater 4, Rossetti 35, Vaughan 11, Ashley IV 147-48, Ehrsam & Deily 217, Fredeman 23.12, Fennell 21, Ball 87 & 161, Colbeck 26.  (Inv. #1052)  C$200 (a Good copy w/the sig.s & date [Nov. 1881] of Hermione Duncombe [eldest daughter of the Earl of Faversham] is also available)

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, BALLADS AND SONNETS (Boston MA: Roberts Bros., 1882).  17.5 x 11.5cm (8vo), in publisher's brown rib-grain cloth w/gilt title & black floral decorations to fr. cover & spine, t.e.g., pale aqua floral ep.s, 283 (xvi) pp. w/1p. publ. advert facing titlepage.  Printed at the Universty Press, Cambridge MA.  Inscribed to 1st blank: "Julia F. Jones, from her friend E[dward]. A. Bouchet, Christmas 1881" (Jones & Bouchet were teachers at the Institute for Colored Youth, Philadelphia).  Binding Very Good (spine sl. darkened, extremities a bit rubbed, & crayon mark to fr. pastedown); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #84)  C$200

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (ed. & transl.), DANTE AND HIS CIRCLE: WITH THE ITALIAN POETS PRECEDING HIM. (1100-1200-1300). A COLLECTION OF LYRICS, EDITED, AND TRANSLATED IN THE ORIGINAL METRES (London: Ellis & White, 1874).  First edition thus, 19 x 13cm (thick 8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/gilt design by the author to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, 468 [xxiv] pp., +3pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by John Strangeways, London.  With 14-line poem signed & dated "17th Feby 1876" by Andrea Rabagliati to fr. pastedown; also w/the sig. of Helen Bacchus & stamp of H.S. Vere-Hodge, both to recto of fr. ep.  This is the issue printed on thicker laid paper rather than on the thinner paper (see Colbeck).  Binding Good (extremities bumped & worn w/splits to head & edges of spine, boards sl. rubbed, & hinges cracked); contents Near-Fine.  Slater p.217, Rossetti 29, Vaughan 11, Ashley IV 114, Ehrsam & Deily 219, Fredeman p.92, Colbeck 21.  (Inv. #1111)  C$250

Presentation Copy
Rossetti, D[ante]. G[abriel]. (ed. & transl.), THE EARLY ITALIAN POETS (London: Smith Elder & Co., 1861)  More Information

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, HAND AND SOUL ([London: Privately printed, 1869])  More Information

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, POEMS (1870, 1871 & 1881)  More Information

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, STUDY FOR THE ATTAINMENT OF THE SANC GRAEL (ca.1882 photograph)  More Information

Rossetti, Maria Francesca, A SHADOW OF DANTE BEING AN ESSAY TOWARDS STUDYING HIMSELF, HIS WORLD AND HIS PILGRIMAGE (London: Rivingtons, 1871).  First edition, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's brick red linen w/gilt design by D.G. Rossetti to fr. cover & spine, gilt title to spine, bottom edge trimmed (others untrimmed), cream ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn & Co.; Ball 20E) to rear pastedown, 296 (xii--the "i" is dropped from p.xi) pp., + tissue-guarded frontis engraving by J.D. Cooper from a design by D.G. Rossetti & 4 fold-out plates.  Printed at the Edinburgh Univ. Press by T. & A. Constable.  With the sig. of Richard Tobin to recto of fr. ep., & bookseller's ticket of Thos. Shrimpton & Son, Oxford to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (spine tips worn, sl. fading to edges of covers, & moderate foxing to ep.s); contents Very Good (occas. lt. spotting, & ink annotation to Dedication page).  Academy 15 Dec. 1871 p.551, Ashley IV 162-63, Ball 161, Colbeck 109 (under D.G. Rossetti), W.E. Fredeman "Woodman" (JPRS Spring 1996) pp.24 29 & 30-31.  (Inv. #830)  C$200

Rossetti, William Michael (ed.), DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI: HIS FAMILY LETTERS WITH A MEMOIR (London: Ellis & Elvey, 1895).  Two volumes, first editions, 25.5 x 17cm (large 8vo), in publisher's vellum spine over gilt-trimmed dark slate blue fine rib-grain cloth w/gilt DGR monograms to fr. covers & gilt titles to spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 440 [xxxiv] + 436 [x] pp. (several unopened) +tissue-guarded frontis portraits, Errata leaf following Vol I's p.[xxxii], & 2pp. + 1p. publ. adverts to rears.  Stated Limited Edition Large Paper Copy printed on watermarked handmade paper by Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., London & Aylesbury.  The limitation statement "Fifty copies printed on Large Paper, of which this is No. ___" appearing only in Vol II has not been filled in.  Bindings Very Good (3" split to Vol I's lower spine, extremities sl. bumped & worn w/Vol II's lower corners moderately bumped, & ep.s considerably browned); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing, & deckle edges a bit browned).  Rossetti p.32 ("There was also a large-paper edition of 50 copies"), Ashley IV 151.  (Inv. #1130)  C$400

Rossetti, William Michael, FINE ART, CHIEFLY CONTEMPORARY: NOTICES REPRINTED, WITH REVISIONS (London & Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1867).  First edition, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's orange linen w/gilt design & ruling to fr. cover (blind ruling only to rear), gilt title to spine, t.e. untrimmed, dark slate green ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn) to rear pastedown, 392 (xx) pp.  Printed by Jonathan Palmer, Cambridge.  Presentation Copy w/non-auctorial inscr. to verso of fr. ep.: "From the author."  Binding Very Good (spine darkened, & extremities sl. bumped); contents Near-Fine.  Macmillan 163, Ashley IV 168, Fredeman 38.2, Colbeck 3.  (Inv. #982)  C$250

Rossetti, William Michael (ed.), ROSSETTI PAPERS 1862 TO 1870 (London: Sands & Co., 1903).  First edition, 22 x 14.5cm (tall 8vo), in publisher's navy fine rib-grain cloth w/gilt title to spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 559 (xxiii) pp.  Printed on laid paper by Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh.  Signed by C.E. Wood to recto of fr. ep.; also from The Forbes Magazine Collection w/their embossed stamp to foot of titlepage.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped, & ep.s sl. browned); contents Near-Fine (infrequent lt. foxing).  Rossetti p.40, Ashley IV 170-71, Ehrsam & Deily 219, Fredeman 24.9 & 38.7, Fennell 124, Colbeck 29.  (Inv. #1122)  C$200

Rossetti, William Michael (ed.), RUSKIN: ROSSETTI: PRERAPHAELITISM: PAPERS 1854 TO 1862 (London: George Allen, 1899).  First edition, 26 x 19.5cm (large 8vo), in publisher's cream buckram spine over olive linen boards w/gilt & black title & design to fr. cover & gilt title to spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 328 [xxii] pp. w/titlepage printed in black & red, +frontis & 14 unpaginated photogravure plates, all w/the original tissue guards.  Limited Edition (226/250) Large Paper Copy printed on watermarked "Spalding" handmade paper by Ballantyne Hanson & Co., Edinburgh & London.  Binding Good (corner tips sl. worn, lt. bubbling & staining to covers, rear cover sl. bowed, & hinges cracked w/rear ep. browned & creased); contents Near-Fine (deckle edges browned).  Rossetti pp.39-40, Fredeman 24.7 & 72.6, Fennell 122, Colbeck 11; curiously not in Ashley.  (Inv. #755)  C$300

[Seddon, John Pollard], THE LATE THOMAS SEDDON, ARTIST (London: James Nisbet & Co., 1858)  More Information

Seguin, L[isbeth]. G[ooch]., RURAL ENGLAND: LOITERINGS ALONG THE LANES, THE COMMON-SIDES, AND THE MEADOW-PATHS WITH PEEPS INTO THE HALLS, FARMS, AND COTTAGES (London: Strahan & Co. Ltd., n.d. [1881]).  First edition, 39 x 29cm (large 4to), in publisher's vellum-backed parchment boards w/elaborate gilt, blue & red decorations to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, bevelled edges, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), decorative navy & yellow ep.s, 280 (viii) tissue-interleaved pp. w/frontis & numerous wood engravings by the Dalziels after Arthur Hughes, J.E. Millais, J.W. North, Helen Allingham, G.J. Pinwell, etc.  Stated Limited Edition Deluxe (108A/600) printed on watermarked (maker indecipherable) handmade paper at the Camden Press, London, with Proofs of Illustrations on Japanese Paper.  Binding Very Good (1½" split to upper fr. joint, & moderate rubbing to extremities); contents Near-Fine.  Athenæum 26 Nov. 1881 p.702, White 148, Fredeman 90.13, de Beaumont 354.  (Inv. #347)  C$200

Stevenson, Robert Louis, THE STORY OF A LIE AND OTHER TALES (Boston: Herbert B. Turner & Co., 1904).  First edition, 16 x 11.5cm, in publisher's burgundy linen w/gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), cream ep.s, 276 [xvi] pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait.  Neatly signed "Raymond Maier, Dec 1917" to recto of fr. ep.  Inserted at rear is a publ. advert card for Stevenson's Works & The Turner Reprints.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed, & fr. ep.s toned); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #1094)  C$250

Swinburne, Algernon Charles, ATALANTA IN CALYDON. A TRAGEDY (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1865).  First edition, first issue, 22 x 17cm (4to), in publisher's cream linen w/gilt design by D.G. Rossetti to fr. cover, gilt title to spine, bevelled edges, a.e. untrimmed, ep.s & 1st blank are handmade paper watermarked "Abbey Mills Greenfield," 111 (xiv misnumbered "xii") pp.  Printed by Richard Barrett, London.  Binding Good (rear cover & spine moderately browned w/gilt title faded, & remnants of glue & foxing to ep.s); contents Very Good (1st 2 leaves & final leaf foxed).  Slater 4, Ashley VI 54-55, Ehrsam & Deily 288, Ball p.160, Colbeck 2.  (Inv. #810)  C$400  (a Very Good copy of the second issue is available at C$100)

Swinburne, Algernon Charles, GRACE DARLING (London: Printed only for private circulation, 1893)  More Information

Swinburne, Algernon Charles, POEMS AND BALLADS (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1866).  First edition, second issue, 16.5 x 10cm (16mo), bound in contemp. orange calf w/gilt borders to covers, gilt title over black panel & embossed decorations w/gilt trim to spine, 5 raised bands, marbled edges & ep.s, 344 [viii] pp.  Printed by Bradbury Evans & Co., London.  Inscribed "J.I. Stanley, Aug. 1866, 40 Dover St." & "Madeleine Stanley," both to verso of fr. ep.  Binding Good (extremities moderately bumped, & worn, upper spine a bit chipped, & upper fr. joint starting); contents Near-Fine.  Slater 7, Vaughn [3], Ashley VI 60 (in original green cloth), Ehrsam & Deily 291, Fredeman p.217 ("it is difficult to assess clearly the tremendous importance of Poems and Ballads.  More than any other single volume it pointed toward the poetry of the future").  (Inv. #1058)  C$350

Swinburne, Algernon Charles, THE QUEEN-MOTHER AND ROSAMOND (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1860).  Unstated second edition, first state, 17 x 10.5cm (small 8vo), in publisher's olive sand-grain cloth w/paper title-label to spine, pale yellow ep.s, 217 [viii] pp.  Printed by Whittingham & Wilkins at the Chiswick Press, London.  By July 1865 Moxon had acquired the remaining sheets from Pickering, & re-issued the book w/his imprint on a cancelled titlepage, apparently without consulting the author (in Moxon's edition the title reverts to the original).  Binding Good (title-label darkened, extremities sl. rubbed, & 3 candlewax stains to fr. cover); contents Near-Fine.  See Slater p.290.  (Inv. #788)  C$200

Tennyson, Alfred, and Arthur Hughes (illus.), ENOCH ARDEN (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1866)  More Information

[Tennyson, Alfred], IN MEMORIAM, WITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (London: Moxon, 1850)  More Information

Tennyson, Alfred, POEMS (London: Edward Moxon, 1857 etc.)  More Information

Tennyson, Alfred (lyrics), and Arthur Sullivan (music), THE WINDOW: OR, THE SONGS OF THE WRENS (London: Strahan & Co., 1871).  First edition, 31 x 24.5cm (folio), in publisher's royal blue patterned sand-grain cloth w/gilt title (Loves of the Wrens) & elaborate gilt & black decorations to fr. cover (blind ruling & leaf design only to rear), bevelled edges, a.e.g., chocolate ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn & Co.) to rear pastedown, 54 [x] cardstock pp. w/titlepage printed in black & red, & Errata slip sewn in after p.[vi].  Printed by Virtue & Co., London.  An interesting collaboration between the Poet Laureate & one of England's most important composers, this vol. was originally conceived in 1867 to include illus. by Arthur Hughes (& possibly J.E. Millais).  However, the plan "fell through for some reasons I don't understand between the poet & publisher, and the poem is brought out without illustrations.  They seem to be using the four I had sent in, in 'Good Words'; but as [the drawings] were made a much larger size, [Strahan] calmly takes off about an inch & a half all round them to fit the magazine" (Hughes to F.J. Shields, 11 Jan. 1871; MS.: U. of Kansas).  Hughes's 4 designs for this book were printed, with edges trimmed, in Good Words (Jan.-Mar. 1871, facing pp.33, 113 & 183) & Sunday Magazine (Apr. 1872, p.505), & despite the fact that they were defaced by the publishers, the images still rank amongst his most powerful designs.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & rubbed, & a few lt. marks to rear cover); contents Very Good (moderate occas. foxing).  Slater p. 312, Ashley VII 133-34, Ehrsam & Deily 353.  (Inv. #724)  C$200

Thackeray, William M[akepeace]., MEN'S WIVES (NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1852).  First edition in book form (precedes the British edition by 5 years), 17 x 11cm (12mo), handsomely bound by Bradstreet's (stamped in gilt to lower fr. turn-in) in crimson crushed morocco w/gilt borders to covers & gilt decorations & title to spine, 5 raised bands, t.e.g., decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled ep.s, 274 pp.  H.P. du Bois wrote in his Historical Essay on the Art of Bookbinding (1883): "There is a solidity [&] strength ... of workmanship about the books of the Bradstreet bindery.... Certainly, none can put a varied colored morocco coat on a book, & gild it with greater perfection in choice of ornament & splendor of gold, & with greater care, taste & success, than Bradstreet's" (p.35).  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed); contents Very Good (1st several leaves moderately spotted w/only occas. lt. spotting thereafter).  (Inv. #1125)  C$200

Verne, Jules, HECTOR SERVADAC (London: Strahan & Co. Ltd., n.d. [1877])  More Information

Walker, Frederick, and G[eorge]. J[ohn]. Pinwell (illus.), ENGLISH RUSTIC PICTURES (London: George Routledge & Sons, n.d. [1882])  More Information

Watts, Isaac, DIVINE AND MORAL SONGS FOR CHILDREN (London: Nisbet, n.d. [1867])  More Information

Willmott, Robert Aris (ed.), POETS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (London: George Routledge & Co., 1857).  First edition, 22 x 16.5cm (4to), handsomely bound by Edmonds & Remnants (stamped to lower fr. pastedown) in reddish-brown morocco w/gilt decorations to covers & spine, gilt title & 4 raised bands to spine, a.e.g., silk ribbon marker, cream ep.s, [xvi, 400] pp. w/100 wood engavings by the Dalziels after Arthur Hughes, Madox Brown, Birket Foster, J. Tenniel, J.E. Millais, etc.  Printed by Richard Clay, London.  With the decorative bookplate of Henry Clay Pierce to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped & rubbed); contents Very Good (prelims & final few leaves moderately foxed w/occas. lt. foxing elsewhere).  Blackwood's Edinburgh Mag. Mar. 1857 p.316, White 106-07 ("in many respects quite as fine as the [Moxon] Tennyson"), Dalziels [353], Reid passim, Fredeman 90.4, Ray 149, de Beaumont 398, Goldman 441.  (Inv. #1123)  C$300  (a Good- copy in publisher's gilt-decorated red linen is available at C$200)

Wise, Thomas James, THE ASHLEY LIBRARY: A CATALOGUE OF PRINTED BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS AND AUTOGRAPH LETTERS COLLECTED BY, VOL. IX (London: Printed for Private Circulation Only, 1927).  First edition, 25.5 x 19.5cm (large 8vo), in original cream buckram w/gilt design to fr. cover & gilt title to spine, bevelled edges, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), cream cardstock ep.s, 332 (xv) pp. +frontis & numerous unpaginated full-page plates, & colophon leaf to rear, w/Introduction by Alfred W. Pollard.  Stated limited edition of only 200 copies printed by the Dunedin Press Ltd., Edinburgh.  Included is a supplement to the 1st 8 vols, & perhaps more importantly the Index to the 1st 9 vols., making this an extremely valuable reference tool if one lacks the other vols.  Binding Very Good (spine darkened, lt. staining to covers, extremities sl. bumped, & prev. owner's pencil notes to recto of fr. ep.); contents Near-Fine (deckle edges a bit browned).  (Inv. #1100)  C$300

Wordsworth, William (Robert Aris Willmott, ed.), POEMS (London: Routledge Warne & Routledge, 1859).  First edition thus, 22 x 16.5cm (4to), in publisher's dark green morocco-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt embossed decorations & title to covers & spine (all designed by Albert Warren, w/his gilt monogram to spine), bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s w/binder's ticket (Leighton Son & Hodge; Ball 53E) to rear pastedown, 388 [xvi] pp. w/100 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Miles Birket Foster, J. Wolf, & John Gilbert.  Printed by R. Clay, London.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately rubbed & bumped, hinges cracked, & ep.s somewhat foxed); contents Very Good (scattered foxing).  White 109 ("contains the hundred finely engraved blocks, ... some of them of the first rank"), Dalziels [353], Ball 68 & 164, de Beaumont 421.  (Inv. #576)  C$250

Wordsworth, William, WORDSWORTH'S POEMS FOR THE YOUNG (London: Alexander Strahan & Co., 1863).  First edition, 19 x 14.5cm (small 4to), in publisher's light brown honeycomb-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title (designed by John Leighton) to fr. cover & spine (blind decorations only to rear), a.e.g., chocolate ep.s. w/binder's ticket (Burn) to rear pastedown, 92 (x) pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis, titlepage vignette after J.E. Millais, & numerous other wood engravings after John Macwhirter & John Pettie, all engraved by the Dalziels, +10pp. publ. cat. (dated Dec. 1862) to rear.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  Inscribed to recto of frontis: "Amy Taylor, Belfast, 1870."  Binding Good (extremities moderately bumped & worn, & hinges cracked); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing).  White 123, Reid 71 & 204, Fredeman 95.27, de Beaumont 422, Goldman 449.  (Inv. #960)  C$200


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