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  • QUAYLE, Eric (Sir Walter Scott)
    THE RUIN OF SIR WALTER SCOTT

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hart-Davis, 1968. Blue boards. pp 290, [2] + plates; Index.. Fine in jacket. The real story of the epic struggle of Sir Walter Scott to cover the debts of his publishers and printers. Scott's son-in-law in his biography made it appear that the troubles were not Scott's fault, but eminent bookman and book collector Eric Quayle's researches uncovered a different story. "This book sets out to show how completely Scott was the architect of not only his own ruin, but also that of the printers and publishers whose fortunes were inextricably, and sometimes secretly, bound up with his own. It is a story of the delusion of grandeur and financial irresponsibility behind the creation of the Laird of…

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    London: Hart-Davis, 1968. Blue boards. pp 290, [2] + plates; Index.. Fine in jacket. The real story of the epic struggle of Sir Walter Scott to cover the debts of his publishers and printers. Scott's son-in-law in his biography made it appear that the troubles were not Scott's fault, but eminent bookman and book collector Eric Quayle's researches uncovered a different story. "This book sets out to show how completely Scott was the architect of not only his own ruin, but also that of the printers and publishers whose fortunes were inextricably, and sometimes secretly, bound up with his own. It is a story of the delusion of grandeur and financial irresponsibility behind the creation of the Laird of Abbotsford, and of the financial bubble which the combined efforts of Scott, the Ballantynes and Constable, his publisher, were unable to keep afloat." - jacket flap. ; Octavo

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    Book ID: 13431
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  • ARNOLD, Bruce (James Joyce)
    THE SCANDAL OF ULYSSES

    Edition: First printing

    London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1991. Blue boards. pp xvi, 265, [5]. Chronology at rear. Text paper lightly toned, boards just a little splayed, else fine in jacket. The history of the text and the story of the controversial Hans Walter Gabler edit of Joyce's masterpiece. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50325
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  • CRUSE, Amy
    THE VICTORIANS AND THEIR READING

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. Third printing. Published in the UK as THE VICTORIANS AND THEIR BOOKS. Black cloth, pp 444. Ink owner name, small tan spots to fore edges, VG otherwise in like jacket. "This book is concerned with that side fo the history of literature which tells of the readers rather than of the writers of books. It attempts to show what books, good and bad, were actually read by the Victorians during the first fifty years of the Queen's reign, what they thought of them, and how their reactions influenced the future output." - Preface. An important book on this subject.; Octavo

    Book ID: 48069
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  • SUTTON, Walter
    THE WESTERN BOOK TRADE: Cincinnati as a Nineteenth-Century Publishing and Book-Trade Center, Containing a Directory of Cincinnati Publishers, Booksellers, and Members of Allied Trades, 1796-1880 and a Bibliography

    Edition: First Edition

    Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press for the Ohio Historical Society, 1961. Brown cloth, illustrated endpapers. pp (xvi), 360 + 3 plates. Index. A fine, jacketless copy.; Octavo

    Book ID: 52088
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  • ATKINSON, Hugh C. (Theodore Dreiser)
    THEODORE DREISER: a checklist

    Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1971. Brown cloth. pp (10), 104. Spine sunning, else fine. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.; Octavo

    Book ID: 50272
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  • TARR, Rodger L. [Thomas Carlyle].
    THOMAS CARLYLE. A Descriptive Bibliography.

    Edition: First Edition

    University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989. Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography, blue cloth stamped in gilt, (xxii), 543, [3] pp, illustrations in text. A fine copy without jacket (as issued). The definitive bibliography. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Book ID: 42988
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  • TARR, (Rodger L.) [Thomas Carlyle].
    THOMAS CARLYLE. A Descriptive Bibliography.

    Edition: First Edition

    Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989. Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography, blue cloth stamped in gilt, (xxii), 543, [3] pp, illustrations in text. A fine copy without jacket (as issued). Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.; Octavo.

    Book ID: 21242
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  • MACDONALD, Hugh and Mary Hargreaves (Hobbes)
    THOMAS HOBBES: a bibliography

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Bibliographical Society, 1952. Quarter linen and grey boards. pp. xvii, [1], 83, [1] + frontispiece portrait and 6 other plates. Numerous full-page facsimiles, index. Mildly ex library, with small tape shadow on spine, pastedowns show evidence of removed labels, blind stamp to title leaf, tape stain to front free endpaper, else a VG clean and unworn copy. A descriptive bibliography, the standard. ; Small quarto

    Book ID: 50315
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  • PARTINGTON, Wilfred
    THOMAS J. WISE IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH. The life and record of the forger of the nineteenth-century pamphlets. With an Appendix by George Bernard Shaw

    Folkestone & London: Dawson's of Pall Mall, 1974. Facsimile reprint of the 1946 edition. Terra cotta cloth. pp 372 + photos. Index. Bookplate and tidy ink name at front; foot of spine pushed, small corner bruise at head; else fine. Jacket slightly sunned to spine and upper margin of front panel, else fine. This text is an expanded version of Forging Ahead (NY, 1939). 1.1 kg parcel ; Octavo

    Book ID: 52452
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  • MANN, Golo (Thomas Mann)
    THOMAS MANN: erinnerungen an meinen Vater. Thomas Mann in Ubersetzungen Bibliographie

    Bonn: Inter Nations, 1965. pp (64), including a frontispiece portrait. Plain card covers with attached jacket. Small bumps to outer corners, bit of fading to rear cover, ink notation to last page, VG otherwise. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.; Octavo

    Book ID: 50554
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  • JOHNSTON, Carol. (Thomas Wolfe])
    THOMAS WOLFE. A Descriptive Bibliography.

    Edition: First Edition

    University of Pittsburgh Press, 1987. Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography, blue cloth stamped in gilt, (xx), 295, [5] pp, illustrations in text. A fine copy without jacket (as issued).; Octavo.

    Book ID: 21251
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  • LEHMANN, John (Virginia Woolf)
    THROWN TO THE WOOLFS: Leonard and Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1979. Cloth and boards. pp 164 + photos. Index. Fine in fine jacket. ; Octavo. 0030521912

    Book ID: 51042
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  • LEHMANN, John (Virginia Woolf)
    THROWN TO THE WOOLFS: Leonard and Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press

    Edition: First printing

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1978. Olive boards.. pp 164 + photos. Index. Covers a mite splayed, else fine in fine jacket. ; Octavo.

    Book ID: 51854
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  • HARWOOD, Lee (Tristan Tzara)
    TRISTAN TZARA: a bibliography

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Aloes Books, 1974. Stapled in card covers. Fine copy of a scarce book. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.; Octavo

    Book ID: 50933
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  • ZEKULIN, Nicholas G. (Ivan Turgenev)
    TURGENEV. A Bibliography of Books 1843-1982 By and About... with a Check-List of Canadian Library Holdings.

    Edition: First Edition

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada: University of Calgary Press, 1985. Printed card covers, xx, 221 pp. Light yellowing to spine, soft crease to front cover and following leaf, else fine, no owner marks.; Octavo.

    Book ID: 33342
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  • GAER, Joseph, editor (Upton Sinclair)
    UPTON SINCLAIR: bibliography and biographical data

    New York: Burt Franklin, 1971. Facsimile reprint of the 1935 original. Brown cloth. pp 54. Fine copy. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50658
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  • KOREY, Marie Eleana and others [Émile Zola].
    VIZETELLY & COMPAN[IES]. A Complex Tale of Victorian Printing and Publishing. An Exhibition with Essays by Marie Elena Korey, Yannick Portebois, Dorothy E. Speirs, Richard Landon.

    Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, 2003. (140) pp. 11 colour & 67 monochrome illustrations in text. A fine copy. Exhibition catalogue. Includes a complete catalogue of the publications of Vizetelly in all its forms, a checklist of French, Vizetelly, othe r British, and American editions of Zola including publication dates, and more. The best reference for the productions of this most interesting 19th century British publisher, and an essential reference for persons interested in the early publicatio n of Zola in English.; Octavo 0772760446

    Book ID: 26595
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  • Clarke, I.F.
    Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749

    Oxford University Press, 1992. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Black boards. pp 268 + plates; index, checklist of all titles. Bump to lower outer corner of rear cover and jacket, ink owner name, else fine in fine jacket. A thorough revision of the 1966 edition, with many additions and a new chapter. ; Octavo 0192123025

    Book ID: 47993
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  • LANGFELD, William R.
    WASHINGTON IRVING: a bibliography compiled by William R.Lanfeld, with the bibliographic assistance of Philip C. Blackburn. With a census of Washington Irving manuscripts by H.L. Kleinfeld

    Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1968. Facsimile reprint. Grey cloth without jacket, as issued. pp 90, 11-32. Page edges lghtly yellowed, else fine. A descriptive bibliography.; Octavo

    Book ID: 50318
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  • ELLMANN, Richard, E.D.H. Johnson, Alfred L. Bush (Oscar Wilde)
    WILDE AND THE NINETIES: an essay and an exhibition...Edited by Charles Ryskamp

    Edition: First printing

    Priceton, NJ: Princeton University Library, 1966. Octavo, marble pattern card covers. pp (iii)-(ix), [1, blank], (65), [3] + reproductions on text paper. Light yellowing to covers and page edges, else near fine, no owner names. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.

    Book ID: 38976
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