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Allingham, H[elen]. & D. Radford (ed.s), and Geoffrey Grigson (Intro. by), WILLIAM ALLINGHAM'S DIARY (Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 1967)  First edition thus, 22 x 14cm, in publisher's navy linen w/silver title to spine, t.e. navy, 404 (xii) pp. w/frontis portrait from a drawing by Helen Allingham, in decorative dust-jacket.  Printed at the Centaur Press Ltd., UK.  Dust-jacket Near-Fine (spine sl. darkened); binding Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine (sl. marks on fore-edges).  (Inv. #795)  C$20

Allingham, William (ed.), THE BALLAD BOOK: A SELECTION OF THE CHOICEST BRITISH BALLADS (London & Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1864).  First edition, 16 x 10.5cm (16mo), in publisher's magenta linen w/gilt borders & device to fr. cover, gilt ruling & title to spine, blind borders to rear, slate green ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn) to rear pastedown, 393 (xlvii) pp. w/tissue-guarded titlepage engraving by C.H Jeens after Joseph Noel Paton, Errata list to p.[xxxvi], & 2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., London.  Binding Good (spine a bit sunned, & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine (lt. foxing to 1st few leaves).  Macmillan 112, Colbeck 13, Lasner 9.  (Inv. #1060)  C$50

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, LIFE AND PHANTASY (London: Reeves & Turner, 1889).  First edition, 17.5 x 11cm (8vo), 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$100

Allingham, William (Helen Allingham, Selected & Arranged By), POEMS (London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1912).  First edition, 16 x 10.5cm (small 8vo), in publisher's blue linen w/blind ruling to covers, gilt oval device to fr. cover, & gilt ruling & title to spine, 196 (x) pp., +tissue-guarded frontis portrait & 4pp. publ. adverts (dated 10.8.11) to rear.  Printed by R. & R. Clark Ltd., Edinburgh.  Binding Very Good (spine sl. sunned, minor rubbing to extremities, & lower corners sl. bumped); contents Near-Fine (tissue-guard sl. foxed).  Fredeman 46.20, Colbeck 38 (a later issue w/publ. adverts dated 10.4.12), Lasner 34.  (Inv. #1227)  C$100

Anon, OUR LIVING PAINTERS: THEIR LIVES AND WORKS (London: James Blackwood, 1859).  First edition, 18 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's goldenrod fine net-grain cloth w/embossed decorations to covers & gilt design to fr. cover & spine, pale yellow ep.s, 276 (viii) pp. +4pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by M'Corquodale & Co., London & Glasgow.  Association copy signed by Ruthven Todd to recto of fr. ep.  Included are essays on the Pre-Raphaelites (D.G. Rossetti, W. Holman Hunt, J.E. Millais) & many of their early followers (F. Madox Brown, William Dyce, A.L. Egg, J.F. Lewis, J.N. Paton, W.B. Scott, etc.).  Binding Fair (extremities moderately bumped & worn, & spine darkened [edges of covers less so] w/small piece chipped from head); contents Very Good (moderate browning to leaves).  Athenæum 2 July 1859 pp.22-23 (by F.G. Stephens).  (Inv. #641)  C$100

Avery, Gillian, and Julia Briggs (eds.), CHILDREN AND THEIR BOOKS: A CELEBRATION OF THE WORK OF IONA AND PETER OPIE (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989).  First edition, 21.5 x 13.5cm, in publisher's dark blue cloth w/gilt title to spine, pale blue ep.s, 414 (xvi) pp. w/numerous b&w illustrations, in pictorial dust-jacket.  Dust-jacket Very Good (sl. stained); binding Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine (edges darkened).  (Inv. #487)  C$20

Bishop, Roy, PAINTINGS OF THE ROYAL COLLECTION (London: Harrap & Co., 1937).  First edition, 23 x 15cm (8vo), in original grey wraps w/blue lettering to fr. cover, 233 pp. Advance Proof Copy w/upper corner trimmed by binder, text only.  Binding Fair (some wear & dampstains to spine); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #47)  C$20

Blackburn, Henry (ed.), ACADEMY NOTES (London: Chatto & Windus, 1875-84).  Ten volumes bound in one, first editions, 21 x 13cm (8vo), in 19thC. black half-calf w/marbled boards, red & gilt title-label to spine, raised bands, aqua ep.s, w/numerous wood engravings after drawings by the artists exhibiting at the R.A.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped); contents Good (1882 is incomplete).  (Inv. #37)  C$100  (individual copies of 1882, 1885, & 1887, all in original wraps, are also available at C$25 each)

Blanche, A. (M.R. Barnard, transl.), MASTER OF HIS FATE: A SWEDISH TALE (London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh, 1886).  First edition, 18.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's olive linen w/red, black & gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, a.e.g., olive ep.s, 440 [viii] pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & 7 unpaginated full-page plates by A.F. Hughes (eldest son of Arthur Hughes).  Printed by Richard Clay & Sons.  Binding Near-Fine; contents Very Good (some scattered foxing).  (Inv. #71)  C$20

Buchanan, Robert, BALLADS OF LIFE, LOVE, AND HUMOUR ... WITH A FRONTISPIECE BY ARTHUR HUGHES (London: Chatto & Windus, 1882).  First edition, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's royal blue linen w/gilt device & author's name to fr. cover, gilt title to spine, black borders to covers & spine w/black device to rear cover, chocolate ep.s, 255 (xii) pp. w/frontis. as stated in the title, +1p. publ. advert to p.[i], & 4pp. & 32pp. publ. cat.s (the 2nd dated Nov. 1881) to rear.  The 32pp. publ. cat. (& possibly the whole book) printed by J. Ogden & Co., London.  Binding Good (extremities bumped & worn, spine darkened, & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #1209)  C$50

Caine, W. Ralph Hall, ANNALS OF THE MAGIC ISLE (NY: Frederick A. Stokes Co., n.d. [1926]).  First edition, 21.5 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's light grey linen w/red & black title to fr. cover & spine, 356 (xxix) pp., w/frontis illus. from a drawing by Arthur Hughes (printed in blue) & titlepage illus. from an amphora in the British Museum.  Printed in Great Britain.  With the armorial bookplate of Eleanore M. Jewett to fr. pastedown.  Binding Good (spine darkened w/short closed tear at head); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #327)  C$20

Chesneau, Ernest, LA PEINTURE ANGLAISE (Paris: A. Quantin, n.d. [ca.1885]).  "Nouvelle" (second?) edition issued by the Bibliotheque de l'Enseignement des Beaux-Arts, French language text, 20.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's aqua fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to covers & spine, tan ep.s, 356 (xvi) pp., w/numerous engravings by Marius Michel, Michelet, etc. after paintings by Constable, Turner, D.G. Rossetti, Arthur Hughes, etc., +8pp. issuer's cat. loosely inserted.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed, & ep.s browned); contents Very Good (margins & gutters a bit browned).  (Inv. #895)  C$20

du Maurier, George (ed. & illus.), PETER IBBETSON (London: Osgood McIlvaine, 1896).  Early reprint, 18.5 x 14cm (8vo), bound in dark aqua calf by Zaehnsdorf (stamped to verso of fr. ep.), w/gilt ruling to covers & gilt decorations to spine, raised bands, red & gilt title-panels, t.e.g., decorative gilt turn-ins, red & blue-swirled ep.s, 381 [viii] pp. w/numerous illustrations by the editor.  Printed by R. & R. Clark Ltd., Edinburgh.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #300)  C$100

Elliott, J.W. (ed. & set to music by), NATIONAL NURSERY RHYMES AND NURSERY SONGS (London: Novello & Co. Ltd., n.d. [ca.1880]).  Early reprint, 26.5 x 18.5cm (4to), in publisher's saddle brown fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine (black only to rear), bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 112 [x] cardstock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & numerous wood engravings by the Dalziels after Arthur Hughes, G.J. Pinwell, A.B. Houghton, etc.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed, & lt. foxing to ep.s); contents Very Good (moderate foxing to 1st & final leaves).  (Inv. #564)  C$100

Evans, Mrs. Godfrey, SOCIETY OF WATCHERS AND WORKERS. THANKSGIVINGS AND INTERCESSIONS FOR DECEMBER, 1916 [Castle Eden, Co. Durham: 1916].  First edition, 12.5 x 6.5cm (a single leaf folded twice), printed on thin card, 6 pp. w/Bible quotations & instructions.  A Fine copy.  (Inv. #888)  C$20

Falconer, William, THE SHIPWRECK (London: T. Nelson & Sons, 1868).  First edition thus, 18.5 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's brown sand-grain cloth w/embossed decorations to covers & gilt title to fr. cover & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., dark chocolate ep.s, 170 pp. w/numerous in-text wood engravings by Edmund Evans etc. after Miles Birket Foster, & vignettes & initials by H.N. Woods after Noel Humphreys.  Inscribed to half-title: "Mrs E.D. Stewart from O.M.O.N. [&] A.E.N., Christmas 1870."  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed w/top of spine worn, fr. hinge cracked, & some mottling to cloth & ep.s); contents Fair (titlepage lacking, otherwise Near-Fine).  (Inv. #785)  C$20

Fredeman, William E. (ed.), THE JOURNAL OF PRE-RAPHAELITE AND AESTHETIC STUDIES, I:1 (Part 1) (Vancouver: JPRS, Fall 1987).  First edition, 28 x 21.5cm, in original red wraps w/black text to covers, 113 (x) pp. w/colour frontis & titlepage.  Also incl. are three off-prints from this journal ("John Stuart Mill-ennium," Index of PR & JPRS, & "Literary-Art of DGR").  Very Good.  (Inv. #944)  C$25

Fredeman, William E., PRE-RAPHAELITISM: A BIBLIOCRITICAL STUDY (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1965).  First edition, 24 x 16.5cm, in publisher's charcoal grey linen w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, 327 (xix) pp. w/plates sections, in decorative dust-jacket.  The "indispensable" bibliography of the Pre-Raphaelite Movement.  Dust-jacket Good (spine faded as usual, & moderate edgewear & stains); binding Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine.  Fennell 11.  (Inv. #233)  C$100

Fredeman, William E. (guest ed.), VICTORIAN POETRY CENTENNIAL OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S GOLDEN JUBILEE (Morgantown: West Virginia Univ., Autumn-Winter 1987 [Vol. 25, Nr. 3-4]).  First edition, 23 x 15cm, in original decorative card wraps w/black title to spine, 243 (vi) pp. w/colour frontis & numerous b&w plates.  Binding Very Good (lt. staining); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #484)  C$20

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, embossed decorations 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$100

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

Gwynn, Stephen, and Gertrude M. Tuckwell (eds.), THE LIFE OF THE RT. HON. SIR CHARLES W. DILKE (NY: Macmillan, 1917).  Two volumes, first US editions, 22 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's olive diaper-grain cloth w/gilt armorial devices to fr. covers & gilt titles to spines, 557 (xix) & 614 (vi) pp. w/frontis & 7 b&w plates in each vol. (incl. 2 portraits by Arthur Hughes).  Printed in England by Billing & Sons, Guildford.  With the decorative bookplate of Charles Gardiner Cowan to fr. pastedowns.  Bindings Good (extremities moderately bumped, & spine gilt dulled); contents Very Good (a bit shaken).  (Inv. #78)  C$40

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 & Edmonds; 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

Hamerton, Philip Gilbert, THOUGHTS ABOUT ART (London: Macmillan, 1889).  Revised (second) edition, 18.5 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's charcoal linen w/blind-ruled borders to covers & gilt title to spine, charcoal ep.s, 383 (xxiv) pp., +54pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed in England by Richard Clay & Sons Ltd.  Binding Good (extremities bumped & rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  Macmillan 248.  (Inv. #345)  C$20



Harlaw, James, THE CHARM OF MILLAIS (London: T.C & E.C. Jack, n.d. [1910]).  First edition, 14.5 x 11.5cm, in publisher's emerald suede w/gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 48 (ii) pp. + colour frontis & 3 unpaginated colour plates.  Printed by Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh.  Inscribed to recto of fr. ep.: "With best wishes from Janet M. Speed, July 1914."  Binding Very Good (spine darkened, & moderate stains to fr. cover & ep.s); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 37.79.  (Inv. #647)  C$20

Harrison, Frederic, TENNYSON, RUSKIN, MILL AND OTHER LITERARY ESTIMATES (London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1899).  First edition, 20.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's burgundy linen w/embossed borders to covers, gilt ruling & title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, cream ep.s, 322 (viii) pp., the final gatherings unopened.  Printed at the Edinburgh University Press by T. & A. Constable.  From the personal library of Norman Colbeck w/his handwritten notes to a loosely inserted 3x5" index card; also signed by J.W.D. to recto of fr. ep.; also loosely inserted is a fold-out colour publ. advert by T. Fisher Unwin.  Binding Very Good (lower corners sl. bumped, & ep.s sl. browned); contents Near-Fine.  Colbeck 7.  (Inv. #1231)  C$50

Hayman, John (ed.), JOHN RUSKIN: LETTERS FROM THE CONTINENT (Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1982).  First edition, 23.5 x 15cm, in publisher's beige linen w/black title to spine, black ep.s, 207 (xxvii) pp. w/frontis & 13pp. of b&w plates, in pictorial dust-jacket.  Dust-jacket Very Good (sl. darkened); binding Fine; contents Fine.  (Inv. #100)  C$20

Ingelow, Jean, FAVORITE POEMS (Boston: Roberts Bros., 1886).  First edition thus, 23.5 x 17cm, in publisher's red fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, inlaid gilt metallic device (St. Botolph Church) to fr. cover, bevelled edges, a.e.g., tapestry-patterned ep.s, [196 + vi] cardstock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait, 4 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Arthur Hughes, & others after Childe Hassam, F.S. Church, etc.  A compilation of Songs of Seven, High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire, & The Shepherd Lady.  Inscribed to 1st blank: "For Maria Eva with Grand Mamma Kitten's love, Christmas 1888."  Binding Good (extremities moderately worn, & some stains to rear cover); contents Very Good (a couple of sections sl. proud).  (Inv. #12)  C$50

Ingelow, Jean, POEMS (London: Longmans Green Reader & Dyer, 1867).  First edition, 23 x 16.5cm (4to), in publisher's dark blue sand-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt & black decorations & title to covers & spine, w/central white sunken panels to covers (all designed by Albert Warren), bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 318 [xvi] 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; a Daziel Gift Book issued in Nov. 1866 at 1 guinea.  Association Copy inscr. to verso of fr. ep.: "Miss Fanny Burness with kind regards from W.F. Ingelow, 21st April 1873-" (William Frederick Ingelow was the author's eldest brother).  Binding Good (corner tips worn & spine tips chipped away); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing).  White 129-30, Dalziels 354, Reid passim, McLean 1974 108, Ray 155, Wolff 3473a, de Beaumont 137, Goldman 263.  (Inv. #444)  C$150

Ingelow, Jean, THE SHEPHERD LADY, AND OTHER POEMS (Boston: Roberts Bros., 1876).  First edition thus, 23.5 x 17cm [4to], in publisher's brick red moire-patterned cloth w/elaborate black & gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., dark blue ep.s, 60 red-ruled pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait & 4 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Arthur Hughes, & 14 after other artists.  Printed by John Wilson & Son, Cambridge MA.  Binding Near-Fine (extremities sl. rubbed); contents Very Good (moderate foxing to 1st & final leaves).  White 172, Reid 95, Fredeman p.284, de Beaumont 138, Goldman 266.  (Inv. #7)  C$50  (a copy in publisher's navy moire-patterned cloth is also available)

Ingelow, Jean, A STORY OF DOOM AND OTHER POEMS (Boston: Roberts Bros., 1867).  First US edition, 17.5 x 11.5cm (8vo), in publisher's brick-red sand-grain cloth w/gilt boar's head device to fr. cover, blind ruling to both covers, & gilt title to spine, t.e.g., chocolate ep.s, 290 (vi) pp. w/roundel wood engraving to verso of half-title, & tissue-guarded frontis portrait steel engraving by H. Wright Smith, +4pp. publ. adverts to fr. & rear.  Printed by Welch Bigelow & Co.  Inscribed to recto of 1st blank: "E.L. Gregory."  Binding Fair (ep.s lacking, & spine darkened & chipped at head); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #351)  C$20

Ironside, Robin, with a Descriptive Catalogue by John Gere, PRE-RAPHAELITE PAINTERS (London: Phaidon, 1948).  First edition, 30.5 x 23.5cm, in publisher's orange linen w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, 49 pp. w/12 b&w & 4 colour plates, +94 unpaginated b&w plates to rear, in pictorial dust-jacket.  The 1st of the modern scholarly vols. on the Pre-Raphaelites; Ironside's discourse still holds its place as one of the more intelligent ever written on the subject.  Dust-jacket Good (price-clipped); binding Near-Fine (extremities sl. rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 83.8, Fennell 74.  (Inv. #248)  C$30

Johnson, Diane, THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE FIRST MRS. MEREDITH AND OTHER LESSER LIVES (London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1973).  First UK edition, 17.5 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's burgundy linen w/gilt title to spine, 239 [xvi] pp. w/16 b&w illus., in pictorial dust-jacket.  Dust-jacket Near-Fine (sl. tear to top edge; binding Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #793)  C$30

Knight, William, SIX LECTURES ON SOME NINETEENTH CENTURY ARTISTS (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1909).  First edition, 16 x 24cm, in publisher's pale green bead-grain cloth w/gilt title to cover & spine, a.e. untrimmed, 189 pp. w/frontis photo of G.F. Watts, +50 unpaginated plates after Turner, Corot, Millet, Rossetti, Watts, & Burne-Jones.  Printed at the Alderbrink Press, Chicago.  Binding Good (spine tips & corners rubbed, & rear hinge starting); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 75.26, Fennell 729.  (Inv. #21)  C$40

Locker[-Lampson], Frederick, and Richard Doyle (illus.), A SELECTION FROM THE WORKS (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1865).  First edition, second issue, 16 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's maroon criss-cross grain cloth w/elaborate gilt design by John Leighton to fr. cover (blind to rear) & gilt decorations & title to spine, bevelled edges, pale slate-grey ep.s, 180 [xii] pp. w/frontis portrait wood engraving after J.E. Millais, & titlepage vignette & 18 wood engravings by Joseph Swain after "Dickie" Doyle.  Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London.  Binding Very Good (extremities a bit bumped & rubbed, spine sl. darkened, & prev. owner's name to fr. pastedown); contents Very Good (1 section sl. proud & A7-8 clumsily opened at fore-edge).  Slater p.182, Colbeck 5.  (Inv. #658)  C$50

London, Jack, SMOKE BELLEW (Toronto: Bell & Cockburn, 1912).  First Canadian edition, 19 x 13cm, in publisher's slate blue linen w/black & yellow decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, 385 (x) pp. w/frontis & 7 full-page b&w illustrations by P.J. Monahan.  Signed by Inez Jennings to recto of fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (spine sl. wrinkled, & ½" spot to lower fr. cover); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #489)  C$50


Lytton, Sir Edward Robert Bulwer, Richard Monckton Milnes, William Makepeace Thackeray, et. al. (contrib.s), and Marguerite Gardiner (Countess of Blessington, ed. & contrib.), THE KEEPSAKE 1849 (London: David Bogue, 1849).  First edition, 23.5 x 16.5cm (large 8vo), in publisher's red morocco-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, embossed decorations & title to rear, a.e.g., pale beige ep.s w/binder's ticket (Westley's & Co., Ball 103A) to rear pastedown, [viii, 276] pp. +frontis portrait engraving & 11 engraved plates by Charles Heath after various artists, all w/tissue-guards.  Printed by George Barclay, London.  Signed by Morgan Thomas to recto of fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & rubbed, & lt. stains to cloth); contents Very Good (occas. spotting, & several plates & tissue-guards moderately foxed).  (Inv. #1147)  C$150

Lytton, Earl of (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton), and Edward Burne-Jones (illus.), KING POPPY (London: Longmans Green & Co., 1892).  First edition, 18 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's cream parchment w/gilt title & design to fr. cover, gilt title to spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 306 [xii] pp. w/marginal notes in red, & fr. cover, titlepage & p.[xiv] illus. by Burne-Jones.  Printed by Ballantyne Hanson & Co., Edinburgh & London.  Binding Very Good (spine darkened, a few marks to covers, & ep.s moderately foxed); contents Very Good (occas. spotting).  Fredeman 92.4, Colbeck 13.  (Inv. #972)  C$100

Maas, Jeremy, GAMBART: PRINCE OF THE VICTORIAN ART WORLD (London: Barrie & Jenkins Ltd., 1975).  First edition, 23 x 15cm, in publisher's burgundy bead-grain cloth w/gilt title to spine, 320 pp. w/frontis portrait & numerous b&w illus., in pictorial dust-jacket.  Printed in the UK by The Anchor Press Ltd.  Dust-jacket Near-Fine; binding Near-Fine; contents Very Good (top-&-fore-edges sl. browned).  (Inv. #796)  C$20

MacDonald, Lilia Scott (chosen by), and Arthur Hughes (illus.), BABIES' CLASSICS (London: Longmans Green & Co., 1904).  First edition, 27 x 19.5cm (4to), in publisher's slate blue linen w/gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, 79 [xii] pp. w/frontis & numerous b&w illus. by Hughes.  Printed by Ballantyne Hanson & Co., London.  With bookseller's ticket of Bailey & Co., Darlington to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (lower corners bumped, & some toning to ep.s); contents Very Good (occas. lt. soiling).  Fredeman 93.46, Shaberman 122, de Beaumont 188.  (Inv. #833)  C$100  (a Near-Fine copy of the 1995 paperback reprint is available at C$20)

Maclean, Catherine Macdonald, MARK RUTHERFORD: A BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM HALE WHITE (London: Macdonald & Co., 1955).  First edition, 21.5 x 16cm, in publisher's merald linen w/gilt title to spine, 416 pp. w/frontis portrait from a drawing by Arthur Hughes & 8 b&w plates, in lime green dust-jacket w/portrait repeated to rear.  Printed in the UK by Purnell & Sons Ltd.  Dust-jacket Fair (edgeworn w/minor loss, price-clipped, & tidemark to rear edge); binding Very Good (sl. rubbing to extremities); contents Good (sl. shaken, w/tidemark to lower fore-edge).  (Inv. #789)  C$20

Mackay, Charles (ed.), A THOUSAND AND ONE GEMS OF ENGLISH POETRY (London: George Routledge & Sons, 1872).  First edition thus, 21 x 15cm (8vo), bound by Ramage (stamped in gilt to inside fr. cover) in cushioned burgundy morocco w/gilt & black decorations & title to covers & gilt title to spine, raised bands, a.e.g., marbled ep.s, 538 (iv) pp. w/numerous wood engravings after Arthur Hughes, Birket Foster, J.E. Millais, John Tenniel, etc.  Printed by Bradbury Evans & Co., London.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately rubbed & darkened, & corners sl. bumped); contents Very Good (1st & final leaves sl. foxed & chipped at fore-edges).  (Inv. #139)  C$100

Macleod, Norman (ed.), GOOD WORDS FOR 1866 (London: Strahan & Co., 1866); Also, CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL OF POPULAR LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART (London: W. & R. Chambers, 7, 14, 21 & 28 January 1865).  First editions, 23.5 x 16cm (8vo), bound together in contemp. ¾ black morocco w/dark green morocco-grain cloth boards, 5 raised bands, gilt decorations & title to spine, marbled edges & ep.s, 862 [vi] pp. w/numerous wood engravings after A.B. Houghton, J.W. North, G.J. Pinwell, etc., & literary contributions by the Editor, William Gilbert, Charles Kingsley, etc.  From the collection of Maggie H. Grant with her name in gilt to fr. cover.  Binding Good (extremities bumped & worn w/some surface loss to top of fr. board, fr. hinge cracked, & rear ep. lacking); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #942)  C$30

Marshall, Tilly, LIFE WITH [L.S.] LOWRY (London etc.: Hutchinson & Co., 1981).  First edition, 21.5 x 14cm [tall 8vo], in publisher's maroon linen w/silver title to spine, 260 pp. w/2 unpaginted sections of b&w photos.  Printed by The Anchor Press Ltd., Tiptree Essex.  In original pictorial dust-jacket.  Presentation Copy inscr. to recto of fr. ep.: "Tilly Marshall, with very best wishes to Edwin Straker, February 16th 1981."  Dust-jacket Very Good (spine sl. darkened, & lt. wear to outer edges); binding Near-Fine; contents Very Good (top edge spotted, & sl. shelf lean).  (Inv. #1295)  C$75

Milton, John, COMUS. A MASK (London: George Routledge & Co., 1858).  First edition thus, 20 x 14.5cm (4to), in publisher's lime green rib-grain cloth w/gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, embossed decorations to rear, bevelled edges, a.e.g., terracotta ep.s, 92 (viii) pp. w/30 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Birket Foster, Pickersgill, Arthur Hughes, etc.  Printed by Richard Clay, London.  Inscribed to head of half-title: "William Edge, Aston Road."  Binding Good (extremities sl. bumped & rubbed, & cloth moderately soiled); contents Very Good (lt. foxing to most leaves).  White 109.  (Inv. #1030)  C$100

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 & Edmonds; 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$100

Palgrave, Francis Turner, and Arthur Hughes (illus.), THE FIVE DAYS ENTERTAINMENTS AT WENTWORTH GRANGE (London: Macmillan & Co., 1868).  First edition, 20 x 15cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt device to fr. cover & gilt title to spine, t.e.g., chocolate ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn & Co.; Ball 20C) to rear pastedown, 328 (xii) pp. w/tissue-guarded titlepage steel engraving & 17 wood engravings by James Cooper after Hughes, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by R. Clay Son & Taylor, London.  Inscribed to verso of fr. ep.: "James Shapland Sargeaunt from his father, Xmas 1868."  Binding Good (rebacked w/original spine laid down, & hinges repaired); contents Very Good (occas. lt. thumbing).  Macmillan 177, White 170, Reid 92, Osborne 377, Fredeman 93.10, Wolff 5380, Colbeck 20, de Beaumont 243, Goldman 338.  (Inv. #326)  C$100

Pater, Walter, APPRECIATIONS: WITH AN ESSAY IN STYLE (London: Macmillan & Co., 1889).  First edition, 20.5 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt title to spine, 264 (vii) pp.  Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh.  From the personal library of Norman Colbeck w/his extensive notes to a loosely inserted 3x5" index card; also w/the armorial bookplate of Sir Henry Doulton to fr. pastedown.  Binding Near-Fine (ep.s sl. spotted); contents Near-Fine (lt. foxing to 1st few leaves).  Fredeman 43.33, Colbeck 10.  (Inv. #1233)  C$150

Pater, Walter, IMAGINARY PORTRAITS (London: Macmillan & Co., 1890).  First edition, stated third issue, 20.5 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt title to spine, 180 (vii) pp. +4pp. +64pp. publ. cat.s (the 2nd dated Nov. 1890) to rear.  Printed by J. Palmer, Cambridge.  From the personal library of Norman Colbeck w/his extensive notes to a loosely inserted 3x5" index card, & inscr. by him to fr. pastedown; also inscr. to head of half-title: "Mary JM Skrine from her husband, Jan 21st 1893," & signed in pencil by Mary to recto of fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (a few lt. marks to cloth, & ep.s moderately browned); contents Near-Fine (lt. foxing to end of 2nd publ. cat.).  Colbeck 8.  (Inv. #1232)  C$50

Pater, Walter (Charles L. Shadwell, ed.), MISCELLANEOUS STUDIES: A SERIES OF ESSAYS (NY & London: Macmillan & Co., 1895).  First edition, 20.5 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt title to spine, deckle edges, 222 (xiii) pp.  Stated Limited Edition (22/100) Large Paper Copy printed on watermarked "John Dickinson & Co." handmade paper by J.S. Cushing & Co. - Berwick & Smith at the Norwood Press, Norwood MA.  With the signature of Katharine R. Curtis (dated 1900) & decorative bookplate (designed by Pearson, 1927) of Henry Hill Pierce to fr. ep.s.  Binding Good (spine sl. darkened w/gilt thereon a bit dulled, extremities moderately bumped & worn, & rear hinge starting); contents Near-Fine.  Colbeck 19.  (Inv. #411)  C$100

Pater, Walter, PLATO AND PLATONISM: A SERIES OF LECTURES (London: Macmillan & Co., 1893).  First edition, 20.5 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, 259 (vii) pp.  Printed by Horace Hart, Oxford.  From the personal library of Norman Colbeck w/his extensive notes to a loosely inserted 3x5" index card.  Binding Very Good (lower corners sl. bumped, & minor spotting to ep.s); contents Near-Fine.  Colbeck 15.  (Inv. #1234)  C$150

Peattie, Roger W. (ed.), SELECTED LETTERS OF WILLIAM MICHAEL ROSSETTI (University Park & London: Penn. State Univ. Press, 1990).  First edition, 22.5 x 15cm, in publisher's burgundy linen w/silver title to spine, 728 (xxxiv) pp., in decorative dust-jacket.  Printed in the US.  With presentation inscription from the editor to recto of fr. ep., & loosely inserted note from him to the recipient.  Dust-jacket Very Good (spine darkened); binding Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #799)  C$30

Periodical, THE BIBLIOPHILE, Vol. I No. 5 (London: The Bibliophile, July 1908).  First edition, 27 x 19cm [4to], in original tan wraps w/yapped edges, black title & text to covers, pp.231-284 w/wood engravings after Arthur Hughes ("reproduced from the original blocks by permission of Messrs. Blackie & Co."), several full-page b&w plates, & 1 colour plate, +numerous adverts to fr. & rear.  Very Good.  Fredeman 49.2.  (Inv. #229)  C$20

Periodical, GEMS OF POETRY (NY: John Dougall & Co., 1 June-28 Dec. 1880).  First edition, 29 x 20.5cm, in publisher's dark brown fine net-grain cloth w/gilt title to fr. cover, embossed decorations to covers, lt. tan ep.s, 248 pp., w/Index to rear.  The 1st 31 issues bound in 1 vol.; includes poetry by Byron, Longfellow, Wordsworth, Robert Burns, E.A. Poe, Tennyson, the Brownings, Milton, William Blake, Shelley, etc.  Binding Good (extremities a bit worn); contents Very Good (moderately age-toned).  (Inv. #75)  C$20

Periodicals, GOLDEN HOURS FOR 1867, and KIND WORDS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS 1868 (London: William MacIntosh, 1867 and Henry Hall, 1868).  Two volumes bound in one, first editions of Golden Hours (Jan.-Dec. 1867) & Kind Words (2 Jan.-31 Dec. + Xmas number 1868), 22.5 x 17cm, in 19thC. black half-calf w/marbled boards, gilt ruling & title to spine, 188 (iv) & 424 (iv) pp. w/Indexes, colour frontis to Kind Words, & numerous wood engravings after William J. Linton, G.J. Pinwell (2), W. Small, etc.  Binding Fair (extremities & covers rubbed & worn, & hinges split); contents Good (closed tears to margins of a few leaves, & moderate foxing).  de Beaumont 153 (Kind Words).  (Inv. #20)  C$50

Phillips, Stephen, POEMS (London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1900).  Stated ninth edition (1st publ. in 1897), 19.5 x 11.5cm (8vo), in publisher's lime green vertical rib-grain cloth w/gilt border & wreath design to fr. cover, gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, 108 [viii] pp. +8pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed on handmade paper.  Binding Good (spine & edges of covers moderately sunned w/tips a bit worn, spine edges mended, & ep.s sl. toned); contents Very Good (margins moderately browned).  (Inv. #1129)  C$40

Quick, Richard (ed.), BULLETIN OF THE RUSSELL-COTES ART GALLERY & MUSEUM (Vol. XI No. 1) (Bournemouth: Art Gallery & Museum Committee, March 1932).  First edition, 24 x 15.5cm, in original white paper wraps w/black title & b&w photo to fr. cover, 16 pp. w/17 photographic plates.  Binding Very Good (lt. stains); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 49.3.  (Inv. #298)  C$40

[Rands, William Brighty (aka Matthew Browne)], LILLIPUT LEGENDS (London: Strahan & Co., 1872).  First edition thus, 18 x 13.5cm (8vo), 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

Rossetti, Gabriele, IDDIO E L'UOMO SALTERIO (Italia: [no publ. imprint, but "T-G" appears in gilt on the spine], 1860).  17 x 11cm (12mo), in publisher's brown diagonal dot-&-ribbon grain cloth w/gilt title to spine, a.e. pink speckled, cream ep.s, 186 pp. incl. prefaces & Index.  Binding Good (cloth a bit mottled); contents Good (occas. lt. foxing, & moderate tidemarks to upper gutters beginning on p.103).  (Inv. #416)  C$20


Rossetti, Lucy Madox, MRS. SHELLEY (London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1890).  First edition, Eminent Women Series ed. by John H. Ingram, 18.5 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's yellow linen w/black title to fr. cover & spine, pale yellow ep.s, 238 (viii) pp., +10pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed in London by the publisher.  Binding Very Good (spine darkened, & lt. staining to covers); contents Near-Fine (t.e. & half-title browned).  Colbeck 110 (under D.G. Rossetti).  (Inv. #894)  C$20

Rossetti, Maria Francesca, A SHADOW OF DANTE BEING AN ESSAY TOWARDS STUDYING HIMSELF, HIS WORLD AND HIS PILGRIMAGE (Boston: Roberts Bros., 1872).  First US edition, 18.5 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's brick red dotted-line grain cloth w/gilt design to fr. cover, gilt title to spine, bevelled edges, t.e.g., slate green ep.s, 296 (xiv) pp. w/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.  Binding Good (spine & corner tips worn, & spine sl. darkened); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #1069)  C$40

Rossetti, William Michael, SOME REMINISCENCES (NY: AMS Press, 1970).  Two volumes, reprint edition, 21.5 x 13.5cm, in publisher's green linen w/gilt titles to spines, 578 (xviii & xiv) pp. +frontis & numerous unpaginated full-page b&w plates in each vol.  Printed in the USA.  From the collection of Douglas Lloyd Lane w/his decorative bookplate to fr. pastedowns & sig. & date to titlepages.  Bindings Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #968)  C$100


Rossetti, William Michael, SWINBURNE'S POEMS AND BALLADS. A CRITICISM (London: John Camden Hotten, 1866).  First edition, 17 x 10.5cm (tall 16mo), in publisher's green vertical rib-grain cloth w/gilt title to spine, pale yellow ep.s, 80 pp., w/publ. advert slip tipped in at fr. hinge & 10pp. + 6pp. publ. cats. to rear.  Printed by R. Clay Son & Taylor, London.  With the armorial bookplate of Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bart. to fr. cover, & the bookplate of Clinton K. Judy, Cal Tech to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped, & hinges cracked); contents Near-Fine.  Ashley IV 165-66, Fredeman 62.13, Colbeck 1.  (Inv. #1080)  C$100

Ruskin, John, NOTES ON SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL PICTURES EXHIBITED IN THE ROOMS OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY, AND THE SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS: NO. II (London: Smith Elder & Co., 1856).  Sixth edition with Postscript, in original sewn paper wraps, 21.5 x 14cm (8vo), 50 pp. +14pp. publ. cat. (dated June 1856) to rear.  Printed in London by the publisher.  With the bookseller's ticket of G.G. Walmsley, Liverpool to fr. cover.  Binding Good (covers sl. soiled & stained, & rear cover chipped at top corner); contents Near-Fine.  Slater 12, Fredeman 45.1.  (Inv. #42)  C$75

Ruskin, John, NOTES ON SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL PICTURES EXHIBITED IN THE ROOMS OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY, THE OLD AND NEW SOCIETIES OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS, THE SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS, AND THE FRENCH EXHIBITION NO. IV (London: Smith Elder & Co., 1858).  First edition, 21.5 x 14cm (8vo), 64 pp.  Printed in London by the publisher.  "From The Newberry Library" w/their discard sticker to verso of titlepage, apparently disbound from a volume.  Fair (paper covers lacking, & lt. toning & moderate chips to edges of 1st & final leaf).  Slater 12, Fredeman 45.1.  (Inv. #1046)  C$50

Ruskin, John, PRE-RAPHAELITISM, BY THE AUTHOR OF MODERN PAINTERS, and NOTES ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF SHEEPFOLDS (NY: John Wiley, 1851).  Two volumes bound in one, first US editions, 20 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's sienna moire-patterned rib-grain cloth w/gilt palette-&-brushes design to fr. cover, gilt title to spine, embossed borders to covers, cream ep.s, 55 & 38 pp. respectively.  Notes printed by S.W. Benedict, NY.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. worn); contents Very Good (P-Rism moderately foxed).  (Inv. #90)  C$30

Shakespeare, William, George Herbert, William Wordsworth, Alfred Tennyson, et. al. (contrib.s), CHRISTMAS WITH THE POETS: A COLLECTION OF SONGS, CAROLS, AND DESCRIPTIVE VERSES, RELATING TO THE FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS, FROM THE ANGLO-NORMAN PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME (London: David Bogue, 1855).  Stated third edition, 23.5 x 16.5cm, in publisher's red morocco-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt decorations & title to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale yellow ep.s, 202 [xiv] gilt-bordered pp. w/prelim titlepage printed in colours & numerous tinted wood engravings by Henry Vizetelly after Miles Birket Foster, & numerous gilt chapter initials & decorations.  Printed November 1854 by Henry Vizetelly, London.  With the bookseller's ticket of J. Walmsley, Liverpool to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & rubbed, prev. owner's pencilled name & date to fr. pastedown, & lt. soiling to ep.s); contents Very Good (moderate occas. foxing & thumbing).  McLean 1974 56.  (Inv. #1145)  C$150

Skelton, John, THE TABLE-TALK OF SHIRLEY (Edinburgh & London: Blackwood, 1895).  Fifth edition, 20 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, dark burgundy ep.s, 344 (viii) pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & 1 wood engraving, +34pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed by the publisher.  With the neat signature & date (25 Dec. 1895) of Harriet Fauchir Eaton to half-title.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed, & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #441)  C$20

[Smedley, M.B., & E.A. Hart], CHILD-WORLD (London: Strahan & Co., 1869).  First edition thus, 12.5 x 9.5cm (16mo), in publisher's lime green sand-grain cloth w/gilt ruling to covers & gilt decoration & title to fr. cover & spine, a.e.g., charcoal ep.s, 263 (viii) pp. + Errata leaf facing p.viii & 32pp. publ. cat. to rear, w/frontis & 26 wood engravings by the Dalziels after F.A. Fraser, W.J. Weigand, etc.  Printed at the Camden Press, London, this series of poems 1st appeared in Good Words for the Young 1868-69; the publ. cat. includes wood engravings after J.E. Millais, Arthur Hughes, W.S. Gilbert, etc.  Inscribed to recto of 1st blank: "For Dear Mabel, from G.J.A., Dec. 25: 1871" & "To his granddaughter Susie, Dec 25: 1881."  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #331)  C$100

Srebrnik, Patricia Thomas, ALEXANDER STRAHAN: VICTORIAN PUBLISHER (Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 1989).  Fourth edition, 22.5 x 15, in publisher's light brown linen w/gilt title to spine, 269 [x] pp. + 6pp. plates section, in pictorial dust-jacket.  Printed in the US.  Dust-jacket Very Good (moderate wear to top edge); binding Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #800)  C$20

Stanford, Derek (ed.), PRE-RAPHAELITE WRITING: AN ANTHOLOGY (London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1973).  First edition, 19 x 12cm, in publisher's crimson bead-grain cloth w/gilt device to fr. cover & gilt title to spine, pale grey ep.s, 207 (xxxvii) pp. w/16 b&w illus., in pictorial dust-jacket.  Printed in the UK at the Aldine Press.  Dust-jacket Very Good (price-clipped, & sl. wear to top edge); binding Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #792)  C$20

Staley, Allen, THE PRE-RAPHAELITE LANDSCAPE (Oxford: OUP, 1973).  First edition, 29 x 21cm, in publisher's crimson linen w/gilt title to spine, 193 (xxvi) pp. w/14 colour plates, +monochrome plates section to rear, in pictorial dust-jacket.  Printed in Great Britain by Lund Humphries.  Dust-jacket Very Good (extremities sl. worn); binding Very Good (moderate wear); contents Near-Fine.  Fennell 854.  (Inv. #60)  C$40

Stevenson, Robert Louis, TICONDEROGA: A LEGEND OF THE WEST HIGHLANDS (NY: Fort Ticonderoga Museum, 1947).  20 x 13.5cm, in publisher's dark blue linen w/gilt title to fr. cover, blue ep.s, 28 pp. w/frontis portrait & 5 b&w plates.  Printed by The Scribner Press.  Binding Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #1095)  C$25


Surtees, Virginia (ed.), REFLECTIONS OF A FRIENDSHIP; JOHN RUSKIN'S LETTERS TO PAULINE TREVELYAN 1848-1866 (London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1979).  First edition, 23 x 15.5cm, in publisher's dark brown fine net-grain cloth w/gilt title to spine, 287 [xvi] pp. w/8 b&w illus, in brown dust-jacket.  Dust-jacket Very Good (extremities sl. worn & split); binding Near-Fine (corners sl. bumped); contents Near-Fine (top edge sl. darkened).  (Inv. #791)  C$20

Surtees, Virginia (ed.), SUBLIME AND INSTRUCTIVE: LETTERS FROM JOHN RUSKIN TO LOUISA, MARCHIONESS OF WATERFORD, ANNA BLUNDEN AND ELLEN HEATON (London: Michael Joseph Ltd., 1972).  First edition, 23 x 15cm, in publisher's orange linen w/gilt title to spine, 272 (xviii) pp. w/23 b&w illus, in pictorial dust-jacket.  Dust-jacket Good (spine darkened, & top edge a bit worn); binding Near-Fine (extremities sl. rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #790)  C$20

Swinburne, Algernon Charles, NOTES ON POEMS AND REVIEWS (London: John Camden Hotten, 1866).  First edition, second issue, 21.5 x 13.5cm [8vo], in original sewn paper wraps w/printed title to fr. cover, 24 pp.  Printed by Savill Edwards & Co., London.  Binding Very Good (sl. creasing); contents Near-Fine.  Slater 8, Vaughan [3], Ehrsam & Deily 290, Colbeck 11.  (Inv. #524)  C$50


Swinburne, Algernon Charles, ODE ON THE PROCLAMATION OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, SEPTEMBER 4TH 1870 (London: F.S. Ellis, 1870).  First edition, 22 x 14cm (12mo), in original salmon wraps w/black text to fr. cover, 24 unopened pp.  Binding Very Good (moderate soiling); contents Near-Fine.  Athenæum 17 Sept. 1870 p.364 (by C.W. Dilke), Slater 13, Vaughan [3], Ashley VI 90-91, Ehrsam & Deily 291, Colbeck 25.  (Inv. #222)  C$50

Swinburne, Algernon Charles, THE QUEEN-MOTHER AND ROSAMOND (London: Chatto & Windus, 1908).  Later reprint, 12.5 x 19cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt ruling to fr. cover (blind ruling to rear) & gilt title to spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 288 [viii] pp., +1p. publ. advert facing titlepage.  Printed by Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd., London.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped, & fr. cover discoloured); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #446)  C$20

Tennyson, Alfred, GARETH AND LYNETTE ETC. (London: Strahan & Co., 1872).  First edition thus, 16.5 x 10cm (8vo), handsomely bound in contemp. teal calf w/gilt florette decorations & ruling to covers, gilt title to spine, raised bands, decorative gilt turn-ins, a.e. & ep.s marbled, 136 [viii] pp.  Printed by Virtue & Co., London.  Binding Very Good (spine faded, & extremities a bit rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  Colbeck 53.  (Inv. #290)  C$50


Tennyson, Alfred, THE MAY QUEEN, ILLUSTRATED BY E. V. B. (London: Sampson Low Son & Marston, 1868).  Second edition, 19.5 x 13cm (small 4to), in publisher's dark burgundy linen w/black & gilt ruling, decorations & title to fr. cover (blind ruling to rear), gilt decorations & title to spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., dark slate green ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn) to rear pastedown, 40 tissue-guard interleafed pp. w/titlepage vignette & 35 wood engravings after Eleanor Vere Boyle, +numerous head-&-tail pieces.  Printed by R. Clay Sons & Taylor, London.  Binding Fair (spine & edges sunned, corner tips sl. worn, fr. ep. excised, & rear ep.s wrinkled by damp); contents Good (tops of most leaves sl. dampstained [touching only 1 of these charming designs]).  (Inv. #631)  C$50

Tennyson, Alfred, POEMS (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1864).  Sixteenth edition, 16.5 x 10cm (16mo), in presentation binding of brown morocco w/dark brown embossed decorations to covers, gilt King's College London emblem to fr. cover, & gilt decorations & title to spine, raised bands, a.e.g., pale yellow ep.s, 380 (xii) pp.  Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London.  Binding Good (extremities moderately rubbed, fr. hinge split, & edges of final ep.s & pastedown munched); contents Very Good (lower corners of pp.353-74 munched).  (Inv. #783)  C$20

Thackeray, Miss (Anne, Lady Ritchie), MRS. DYMOND (London: Smith Elder, 1908).  Early reprint (Vol. X of The Works of Miss Thackeray), 19.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's brown fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, embossed design to rear, charcoal ep.s, 316 [xii] pp. w/titlepage wood engraved vignette by 'TB'.  Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., London.  Binding Good (extremities moderately rubbed, & ep.s browned); contents Very Good (sl. browning).  (Inv. #111)  C$20

Trevelyan, Raleigh, A PRE-RAPHAELITE CIRCLE (Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1978).  First US edition, 21.5 x 13.5cm, in publisher's slate blue cloth w/gilt title to spine, 256 pp. w/4pp. of plates, in pictorial dust-jacket.  Printed in England by Redwood Burn Ltd.  An interesting account of the life of Pauline, Lady Trevelyan, the Pre-Raphaelite patron & artist.  Binding Very Good (d-j browned at edges); contents Near-Fine.  Fennell 318.  (Inv. #466)  C$20

[W., E. M.--Edmund Morrison Wimperis the artist?], WILLIE HERBERT AND HIS SIX LITTLE FRIENDS (London: Frederick Warne & Co., n.d. [ca.1870]).  First edition, 15.5 x 11cm (small 8vo), in publisher's royal blue morocco-grain cloth w/black decorations to covers & spine, black title to fr. cover & gilt title to spine, cream ep.s, 128 pp. +frontis & prelim title chromolithographic plates by the Dalziels.  Printed in England by John Childs & Son.  Ornately inscr. "Walter from Auntie Jennie" & w/the ownership inscr. of S.W. Bradfield, Depden, both to recto of fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately rubbed); contents Very Good (occas. lt. spotting).  (Inv. #887)  C$50

Wood, Mrs. Henry (ed.), THE ARGOSY, VOL. XVIII (London: Richard Bentley & Son, July-December 1874).  First edition, 21 x 13cm (8vo), bound by Loxley Brothers, Sheffield (w/their stamp to fr. pastedown) in contemp. ¾ burgundy calf w/dark tan sand-grain cloth boards, black ruling to covers & gilt title & ruling to spine, a.e. red-speckled, pale green ep.s, 516 (iv) pp.  Includes contributions by Henry Kingsley, Margaret Howitt, Emma Rhodes, etc., & several wood engravings by Joseph Swain after Arthur Hopkins & M. Ellen Edwards.  Printed by J. Ogden & Co., London.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #871)  C$20

Woolner, Thomas, MY BEAUTIFUL LADY (London: Macmillan & Co., 1866 [March 1865]).  Third edition (but 1st w/the Hughes titlepage illus.), 17 x 11cm (8vo), in publisher's dark violet linen w/gilt border & decorative title to fr. cover (blind border only to rear), gilt title to spine, chocolate ep.s, 162 (vi) pp. w/titlepage wood engraving by C.H. Jeens after Arthur Hughes.  Printed by T. Combe, E.P. Hall & H. Latham, printers to the University, Oxford.  Hughes's original drawing for the titlepage is in the Huntington Art Collections, San Marino.  Binding Very Good (cloth moderately discoloured); contents Fine.  Macmillan 112, Reid 91, Fredeman 40.1 & 93.6, Colbeck 4, de Beaumont 420, Goldman 448.  (Inv. #858)  C$100

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$150

Wordsworth, William, WORDSWORTH'S POEMS FOR THE YOUNG (London: Alexander Strahan, 1866).  Unstated second edition, 18.5 x 14cm (small 4to), in publisher's green sand-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover (blind border-design only to rear), gilt decorations & title to spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., terra-cotta ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn) to rear pastedown, 92 (viii) pp. w/frontis & 46 wood engravings after MacWhirter & Pettie, & titlepage vignette after J.E. Millais, all engraved by the Dalziels.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  Inscribed to recto of frontis: "Miss Olive M. Elder, Terrace Park, Ontario."  Binding Fair (extremities bumped & worn, cover cloth rubbed, fr. ep. chipped & rear ep. lacking, & hinges broken); contents Fair (considerable foxing thru-out, corners of 3 leaves chipped, & illus'ns on pp.51 53 & 57 partly coloured in).  (Inv. #624)  C$50

Yonge, Charlotte M., THE STORY OF THE CHRISTIANS AND MOORS OF SPAIN (London: Macmillan & Co., 1878).  First edition, 16 x 10.5cm (16mo), in publisher's lime green sand-grain cloth w/gilt ruling & circular device to covers & spine & gilt title to spine, t.e.g., chocolate ep.s., 299 (xvi) pp. w/tissue-guarded titlepage steel engraving by C.H. Jeens after W. Holman Hunt, +4pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by Charles Dickens & Evans, London.  Binding Very Good (lower fr. corner sl. bumped & moderate bubbling to rear cover cloth); contents Near-Fine.  Macmillan 350, Goldman 452.  (Inv. #553)  C$100




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