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The Thackerays in India and Some Calcutta Graves.
London: Henry Frowde, 1897. First edition.
Approximately 7.5" x 6.5", blue cloth with gilt titling and heraldic design, pp. 191. 5,000 copies printed. Publisher's corrigenda tipped in. Account of Thackeray's family in Asia by Hunter, a much published authority on India. Front hinge re-inforced with Japanese paper, spine lettering just slightly dull, else a very attractive copy.
$60.00 Book Number: 11262 Order / Enquire
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1895.
18 cm x 13.5 cm, dark blue cloth with floral motif blocked in pale yellow-green on upper board and lettered in gilt on spine, pp. 334. Previous owner's name on pastedown, rear endpaper with 4 cm tear in gutter, slight wear to spine ends, else near fine.
$85.00 Book Number: 20187 Order / Enquire
AINSWORTH, William Harrison.
London: George Routledge and Sons, (N.d)., but late 19th century.
Octavo, green cloth blocked in black and gilt, pp. [iv], 354; with illustrations by Hablot K. Browne [a.k.a. Phiz]. Discard stamp on endpaper (no other library markings), bookplate of Charles Holcroft, bookseller's small rubber-stamp, non-authorial inscription on first blank, light scatttered foxing, small hole in cloth at rear joint of spine of soine spine leaned, with fraying to cloth at corners and extremities. Despite this litany of faults, a very good copy.
$55.00 Book Number: 13618 Order / Enquire
(ARNOLD, Matthew). Murray, Nicholas
A Life of Matthew Arnold.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1996). First edition.
24 cm x 16 cm, dark brown boards, pp. xiii, 400; illustrated. A fine copy in dust jacket.
$16.50 Book Number: 12336 Order / Enquire
BACHMAN, Nathan La Fayette. (wrote under the nom de plume of "Bach")
Some Poetry & Prose.
New York: Norman Hackett / Edward Van Winkle, 1905. #470 of 500 copies
17.7 cm x 13.3 cm, flexible leather boards, silk moire endpapers, top edge gilt, fore-edge untrimmed, pp. xv, 45; frontispiece portrait. Colophon states "Arranged by E.V.W. at the Press of Orion." Published posthumously. Bachman was born in East Tennessee in 1848. At an early age he enlisted in the Confederate Army. After the war he studied law at Columbia. Later he lived in Fresno, California. He was a prolific poet, published exclusively in newspapers. This volume includes a 2 pp. essay, "What it Means to Have Been a Soldier in the Civil War", and the lyrics to the "Marching Song" of the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. Some gutters a bit split, chipped at spine ends, moderate wear to coners, else a very good copy.
$65.00 Book Number: 14006 Order / Enquire
BARRIE, James M.
The Little White Bird or Adventures in Kensington Gardens.
Toronto: Copp, Clark, 1902. First Canadian edition.
Contains the first appearance of the character Peter Pan in Barrie's writings. Tiny bookseller's rubber-stamp on endpaper, light wear at heel of spine, else very good.
$150.00 Book Number: 4389 Order / Enquire
Lorna Doone. A Romance of Exmore. With Fifteen Coloured Illustrations by Rowland Wheelwright and William Sewell.
London: Harrap, (1921). Second printing of this edition.
Medium brown cloth, stamped in gilt, large 8vo., (vi), 646pp. Bookplate on paste-down, light erasures on endpaper, very light stains to rear cover. A very good copy. Heavy book, which may require additional postage charge, depending on shipping speed and destination.
$30.00 Book Number: 4117 Order / Enquire
Reason & Imagination. A Study of Form and Meaning in Four Poems.
Published for the University of Hull by the Oxford University Press, London, 1960. First edition.
8vo., navy boards, pp. [xi], 143. The four poems are Milton's Lycidas, Pope's Essay on Man, Coleridge's Ancient Mariner, and Eliot's Four Quartets. Previous owner's name/place/date and small numerals on endpaper, top page edge slightly foxed, one corner slightly bumped, else near fine in a very good dust jacket, with a small tear and a few minute chips.
$16.50 Book Number: 8586 Order / Enquire
Fancy and Imagination.
London: Methuen & Co Ltd, (1969). Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition.
Small octavo, pp. 70. One chapter focuses on Coleridge. Fine.
$19.25 Book Number: 13029 Order / Enquire
(BRONTE, Branwell). Du Maurier, Daphne.
The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte.
London: Victor Gollancz, 1960. First edition.
Small remnant of an address label on endpaper, top edge darkened, else very good in dust jacket, with a creased tear to head of the spine, and light soiling to the rear panel.
$16.50 Book Number: 5800 Order / Enquire
BRYANT, William Cullen.
Cabinet Card Photograph by Sarony.
William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878). This handsome cabinet card portrait photograph was taken in 1877 by Napoleon Sarony. Excellent tone and condition - a first rate example.
$125.00 Book Number: 12732 Order / Enquire
Speculum Amantis: Love-Poems from the Song-Books and Miscellanies of the Seventeenth Century.
Title page reads: "London: Privately Printed, 1902", but this appears to be printed somewhat later.
Octavo, blue cloth with spine ornately decorated in gilt, pp. xvii, 129. First published in a limited edition in 1889. Arthur Henry Bullen, [1857-1920]. Faint erasure to endpaper, slight soiling to the gilt of the top page edge, else a fine bright copy in a dust jacket with slight chipping at the crown and a short split in the spine, else very good. Very nice copy.
$16.50 Book Number: 11768 Order / Enquire
BULWER LYTTON, (Sir Edward).
Rienzi; The Last of the Roman Tribunes.
London: Cassell & Company, Limited, (N.d). Cassell's Red Library edition.
Small octavo, half binding of deep green morocco with blind-stamped titling, and decorative paper boards, pp. viii,  - 382, + 4 pages catalogue for other titles from Cassell's Red Library. About very good.
$27.50 Book Number: 11229 Order / Enquire
BURNETT, Frances Hodgson.
That Lass o' Lowrie's. A Lancashire Story.
London: Frederick Warne and Company, 1894. Reprint.
Octavo, dark brown cloth, pp. vi, - 320. An attractive edition of this book. Ink inscription on endpaper , and recipient's pencil name on title page, front hinge paper cracked, lightly frayed at spine ends and slightly bumped corner tips, else about a very good copy.
$16.50 Book Number: 10901 Order / Enquire
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1881.
17.1 cm x 12.8 cm, original gray-brown cloth blocked in black and gilt, pp. 260. Non-authorial inscription in a tiny neat hand on title page, light mark on upper board, small dark stain on lower board, else very good or better. BAL 2144
$55.00 Book Number: 13829 Order / Enquire