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THE ODYSSEY: where and when she wrote, who she was, the use she made of the Iliad and how the poem grew under her Hands

By: Butler, Samuel

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, A.C. Fifield: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: Pa225

Condition: Fine


xi, 326, [ii] pp. Original green buckram, gilt. Trifle toned to the spine otherwise a afine copy. Frontis. map and 7 illustrations. ND but preface dated 1900. Uncut edges as published. A scarce edition. View more info

THE BETRAYED VIRGIN OR THE PERJURED LOVER

By: Chapbook]

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Nottingham, C. Sutton for the Flying Stationsers: 1815

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: TH197

Condition: V.g.


ND c 1815. 8pp. Illustrated title-page. An uncut single sheet with a fine woodcut to the title-page depicting two lovers beneath a bower. This scarce chapbook tells the tale of Miss Sarah Smithe from near Bifield, Warwickshire who deceived by William Jones that drove her to poisonincluding two letters she wrote before her death with a 5 verse ballad at the rear.[6 copies Copac]. View more info

Eight Famous Elizabethan Plays

By: Dunn, Ester Cloudman

Price: £6.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1950

Seller ID: K842

Condition: V.g.


xx, 721 pp. Doc.Faustus, Shoemakers Hooliday, A Womas Killed eith Kindness, Volpone, The Maid Tragedy, Duchess of Malfi, A New Way to Pay Old Debts, Tis Pity She's a Whore. Pages browned to mardgins View more info

LETTERS FROM IRELAND MDCCCXXXVII

By: Elizabeth, Charlotte

Price: £550.00

Publisher: London, R.B. Seeley and G. Burnside: 1838

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: TS175

Condition: Fine


half-title, iv, [ii], 436pp, [ivpp pub. list tipped-in]. Publisher's cloth, gilt. The bookplate of John Fenton pasted to the inside front board .[Per Ardua Surgo]. Blind-stamped brown cloth. A complete copy as published. Trifle rubbed to the upper joints amd some margin foxing to the occasional page. Charlotte Elizabeth [Tonna] was born in Norwich who wrote on women's rights and evangelical Protestantism. She married a Capt. George Phelan and accompanied him to his estates in Ireland. View more info

THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM from the Fourth Version of Edward Fitzgerald's Translation

By: Fitzgerald, Edward ( Transl )

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co.: 1908

Seller ID: X405

Condition: V.g.


Unpaginated [212pp]. Original tan patterned cloth with coloured and embossed character decorations . Titles embossed in yellow. Original photographs by The Dodge Publishing Company 1905. Text pages decorated with fine borders printed in brown. Characters depicted in colour and explained on page after the title-page. Front board creased to one edge and foxing to the plain end-papers. The illustrations by Adelaide Hanscom and associate Blanche Cumming consist of photographs she took with the help of her friends Joaquin Miller, George Sterling, George James and others as models including some nu... View more info

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: L1233

Condition: Fine


198pp 25 tipped-in color plates plus black & white text illustrations by Hugh Thomson. A fine copy with no foxing, bound in a gilt and floral green cloth with red lettering to the front board. Rear board browned otherwise a lovely copy View more info

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: H487

Condition: Fine


198pp 25 tipped-in color plates plus black & white text illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Inscibed for a Xmas present in a neat ink hand and dated 1917. A fine copy with no foxing, bound in a gilt and floral green cloth with red lettering to the front board. Rear board browned otherwise a lovely copy View more info

SHE A History of Adventure

By: Haggard, H. Rider,

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Longman's, Green, and Co., London, 1887,: 1887

Edition: 1st ed., 1st issue

Seller ID: D332


317 [2]pp; half-title with ads to verso, 2 coloured plates of the Sherds of Amenartas, octvao, original dark blue cloth, bevelled boards, dec. gilt blocks, gilt lettering, head of spine torn but complete, top of rear joint 3 inch split, inner hinges torn but attached rear free end-paper missing. A rare first issue with spelling mistakes on p. 59 and p.269. Needs re-backing. A very clean copy. View more info

Berthe Morisot, 1841-1895 [Exhibition Catalogue]

By: Hugues Wilhelm

Price: £225.00

Publisher: Lille Paris, Palais des Beaux-Arts: 2002

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: Q193

ISBN: 2711843033

Condition: V.g.


488pp. Sumptuous exhibtion catalogue with french text, colour plates throughout. 358 ills. (223 col.]. (Lille, Palais des beaux-arts, 10 mars-9 juin 2002, Martigny, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, 20 juin-19 novembre 2002). She received good reviews at an exhibition in 1864 in which she displayed two of her landscapes. In 1868, she met Manet with whom she learned and contributed to the development of the Impressionist movement. Her scenes of peaceful everyday rural life were displayed in almost all of the Impressionist exhibitions. Morisot married Manet’s brother, Eugene, in 1874. A SCARCE ITEM.... View more info

WHY DID SHE LEAVE HER JEREMIAH? Sung with Great Success By George Leybourne

By: Hunt, G.W.

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Hopwood & Crew: 1867

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: M2024

Condition: V.g.


[c1867?] 6pp. A FINE LITHO cover printed by Berridge Brothers H&C 1766. Full length portrait of George Leybourne [pseudonym of Joe Sanders, 1842-1884 of Champagne Charlie fame] by Alfred Concanen. Leybourne is wearing his trademark top hat with a hand-coloured red cravat. A beautiful litho original cover. [NO COPY TRACED] Rear cover adverts for songs pub. by Hopwood & Crew. [repaired tear] 34x25.5cms View more info

THE HIGH TIDE on the Coast of Lincolnshire 1571

By: Ingelow, Jean

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, & Co: 1885

Edition: 1st UK edition

Seller ID: TS132

Condition: Fine


ND c1885. Illus. throughout with Pub. green buckram with fine decorated cover with gilt, black and white design. No fading or wear. original Victorian floral end-papers with a.e.g. Illustrations drawn and engraved under the supervision of George T. Andrew" -- leaf [3]. Illustrations are wood engravings by F. S. Church, Harry Fenn, W. A. Rogers, J. Francis Murphy, J. D. Woodward, Wm. St. John Harper, J. Appleton Brown, F. B. Schell, W. F. Halsall, W. L. Taylor, F. Childe Hassam. Slip tipped in reading: "Notice by the English publisher. The author is not responsible for the American publ... View more info

DOREEN COASTING :With some account of the places she saw and the people she Encountered

By: Lowth, Alys [ed]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Longman Green: 1912

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: GT294

Condition: V.g.


xix, 294pp. Pub. blue cloth, gilt with vignette illus. to the front board and spine. England to East and Southern Africa in 1910. Pages foxed as often but an attractive and interesting travel-log View more info

THE BONNIE WEE WIFE Ballad Sung By Madame Vestris, Miss

By: Miles, Mrs [Jane Mary Guest]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London and Dublin, J. Willis & Co, Royal Musical Repository: 1827

Edition: third Edition

Seller ID: M1454

Condition: Fine


8pp. W/M 1827 P/N 146. The Words by Robbie Burns and dedicated by Permission to The Hon. Mrs Grant. Fine engraved title -page with script type-faces and embellishments by William Coutts. Willis were an Irish Dublin business who opened a branch in London intially in Piccadilly and eventuallu to 55 St James Street in 1827 where this song was pub. from. Jane Mary Guest was a Georgian female composer of some note who studied with J.C.Bach among others. A serious permormer and composer she wrote several songs to Burns lyrics. A lovely title-page. View more info

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THE TALE OF SQUIRREL NUTKIN

By: Potter, Beatrix

Price: £1,650.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.: 1903

Edition: Deluxe edition

Seller ID: X457

Condition: V.g.


86pp. Frontis and 26 colour plates. Black and white drawing to the title-page. Linder p. 423; Quinby 5a Flowered cloth, all over grey with lavender and yellow against a white background and Printed by Edmund Evans at The Raquet Court Press, Swan Street, London S.E. For this rare edition of 'The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin' Beatrix Potter chose a special deluxe cloth binding, with a 'flowered lavender chintz' from her grandfather's calico printing works in Manchester. Worried that the lettering might not show on the patterned cloth, she had the title and her name printed in gold on vellum labels... View more info

AYESHA The Return of She

By: Rider Haggard, H.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co. Limited: 1905

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: CG340

Condition: V.g.


384pp. Original blue cloth, gilt. Pale green rules in a grid. Some foxing and cloth a trifle bubbled to the spine but a nice copy. Please email for photos. View more info

A DRIVE IN THE COACH THROUGH THE STREETS OF LONDON A Story Founded on Facts

By: Sherwood, Mrs

Price: £350.00

Publisher: Wellington, Salop, F. Houlston & Son: 1824

Edition: Ninth edition

Seller ID: TH329

Condition: V.g.


35 [i]pp. Frontis. and five full-page wood-cuts. Nice engraved end-piece. Sold by Scatcherd and Letterman, Ave-Maria Lane, London. Original brown printed paper covers with an advert for the authors book on the rear cover. Mary Martha Sherwood 1775-1851. 14x9 cms. Printed in many editions but each issue v. scarce. Owners signature dated 1833. Priced at sixpence. [Only 1 copy COPAC of this ninth edition]. Originally pub. in 1819 the story unfold as a little girl on a trip to London pesters her mother to buy one item in each shop they visit and finally passes an undertakers where she is made to p... View more info

FANFARE FOR ELIZABETH

By: Sitwell, Edith.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.Ltd.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BB1224

Condition: V.G.


vii, 202pp, with frontis and 3 illustrations.This book not only paints a picture of a great Queen, but also of the age to which she gave her name. Loose leaf 15-19pp. Dust-jacket bumped and chipped at the edges with loss View more info

ENGLISH AS SHE IS TAUGHT Being Genuine Answers to Examination Questions in our Public Schools Collected by Caroline B. Le Row. With a Commentary Thereon by Mark Twain

By: Twain, Mark

Price: £165.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1887

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: TH322

Condition: Fine


xii, 109pp 16 cms. Embossed 'aligator skin' binding with black titles. Some fore-edge leaves uncut. First Edition with the Twain commentary. A fine copy. Copac 5 copies. [The "commentary" is Mark Twain's review of the first edition of the Le Row book; reprinted from Century Magazine, April, 1887. This did not appear in the US 1st edition]. Decorative head and tailpieces. View more info

Seventeenth Report of the WEST RIDING GIRLS' REFORMATORY SCHOOL DONCASTER for the Year 1877 and 1878

By: West Riding Girls Reformatory

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Doncaster, Hartley and Son: 1878

Edition: original edition

Seller ID: Pa246

Condition: V.g.


10pp. Original printed blue paper wrappers. A report by the Chairman, William Aldman and accounts for the year ending 1878. 1877 had seen serious dis-order at the school and the then Matron Miss Winter left the service. A Miss Read was appointed but dis-order continued. She was replaced by MissVidler. On December 31st 1878 there were 51 girls under detention. The residental school opened in 1861 and closed in 1891. A rare pamphlet. View more info