Established in 1998 as specialist dealers in fine Victorian
books, our clients include some of the world's foremost public
and private libraries. We specialize in items by & related
to the Pre-Raphaelites, the "Sixties School" & later Victorian
illustrated books, exhibition & auction catalogues, Victorian
periodicals, autograph manuscripts, and other rare items.
Terms of Business Warranty
All items are fully guaranteed to be as described. If any item is
determined to be misrepresented, please contact us within 10 days of
its arrival and the item may be returned (in the same condition as when
shipped) for a full refund including all shipping costs.
Returns for any other reason are acceptable, in which case a credit
will be issued for the item's net price only.
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6) Cash in most international currencies (sent at buyer's risk).
Prices are in Canadian Dollars (C$) and are net;
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insurance, and any applicable taxes will be added to the invoice (5%
GST [Registration #12300 7155 RT0001] will be added to
the total for
items shipped within Canada).
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Abbreviations within the Descriptions
(Ashley) Thomas James Wise, The Ashley Library:
A Catalogue ... (1922-27), followed by volume # & page # Ball, Douglas, Victorian Publishers' Bindings
(1985), followed by page #(s); for ref.s to his binders' tickets, see
pp.168-92 Bulloch, John Malcolm, "A Bibliography of George MacDonald"
(1925), followed by page #(s) Colbeck, Norman, A Bookman's Catalogue (1987),
followed by entry # under the author's heading (unless otherwise noted)
(de Beaumont) Paul Goldman, "Checklist of the de Beaumont
Collection," in Victorian Illustrated Books (1994) Ehrsam & Deily (T.G. & R.H.), Bibliographies of
Twelve Victorian Authors (1936), followed by page #(s) Fennell, Francis L., Dante Gabriel Rossetti: An Annotated
Bibliography (1982) Fredeman, William E., Pre-Raphaelitism: A Bibliocritical
Study (1965) Goldman, Paul, Victorian Illustration (1996),
followed by entry # in his "Index of Illustrated Books" section Green, Roger Lancelyn, Andrew Lang: A Critical Biography
(1946), followed by page #(s) Ives, Maura, Christina Rossetti: A Descriptive
Bibliography (2011) Lasner, Mark Samuels, William Allingham: A
Bibliographical Study (1993) LeMire, Eugene D., A Bibliography of William Morris
(Macmillan) James Foster, A Bibliographical Catalogue of
Macmillan & Co.'s Publications (1891), followed by page #(s) McLean 1974 McLean, Ruari, Victorian Publishers'
Book-Bindings in Cloth and Leather (1974), followed by page #(s)
(Osborne) Judith St. John, The Osborne Collection of
Early Children's Books (1958), followed by page #(s) Ray, Gordon N., The Illustrator and the Book in England
(1976) Reid, Forrest, Illustrators of the Sixties
(1928), followed by page #(s) Rossetti, William Michael, Bibliography of the Works of
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1905) Sadleir, Michael, XIX Century Fiction: A Bibliographical
Record (1951) Scott, Temple, A Bibliography of the Works of William
Morris (1897), followed by page #(s) Shaberman, Raphael B., George MacDonald: A
Bibliographical Study (1990) Slater, J.H., Early Editions: A Bibliographical Survey
(1894), followed by entry # under the author's heading (unless
otherwise noted) Vaughan, C.E., Bibliographies of Swinburne Morris and
Rossetti (1914), followed by page #(s) White, Gleeson, English Illustration (1897),
followed by page #(s) Wolff, Robert Lee, Nineteenth-Century Fiction
(Woodman) William E. Fredeman, "'Woodman, Spare that Block'
..." (in JPRS NS5 Spring 1996), followed by his