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  • CLIEVELANDI VINDICIAE, or Clieveland's genuine poems, orations, epistles, &c. Purged from the many false & spurious ones which had usurped his name, and from innumerable errours and corruptions in the true copies... by CLEVELAND, John, 1613-58
    CLEVELAND, John, 1613-58
    CLIEVELANDI VINDICIAE, or Clieveland's genuine poems, orations, epistles, &c. Purged from the many false & spurious ones which had usurped his name, and from innumerable errours and corruptions in the true copies...

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Obadiah Blagrave, 1677. Title page continues: "To which are added many additions never printed before; with an account of the author's life. Published according to the author's own copies." pp (22), 239 + frontispiece portrait in FACSIMILE on thick paper. Without the 18 pp of ads at rear. Modern rebinding of half calf and marbled paper boards, spine with morocco label and raised bands, new endpapers and two blanks at rear. Title leaf lightly darkened, short margin tear repaired on verso; text paper lightly toned, with scattered small spots; VG otherwise, externally fine. "There were apparently three issues of this 1677 edition, all from one setting of type, which differ only in the title page...'The epistle dedicatory' is…

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    London: Obadiah Blagrave, 1677. Title page continues: "To which are added many additions never printed before; with an account of the author's life. Published according to the author's own copies." pp (22), 239 + frontispiece portrait in FACSIMILE on thick paper. Without the 18 pp of ads at rear. Modern rebinding of half calf and marbled paper boards, spine with morocco label and raised bands, new endpapers and two blanks at rear. Title leaf lightly darkened, short margin tear repaired on verso; text paper lightly toned, with scattered small spots; VG otherwise, externally fine. "There were apparently three issues of this 1677 edition, all from one setting of type, which differ only in the title page...'The epistle dedicatory' is signed on A5 verso 'J.L. S.D.' The editors have been identified as John Lake and Samuel Drake.This issue has the intials on A5 verso corrected to 'J.L.S.D.' " - COPAC. Cleveland, a Royalist poet, was hugely popular in his day, but by 1700 he was a forgotten man. Wing (2nd ed., 1994), C4670. ESTC R1370. ; Smalll octavo

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    Book ID: 49672
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  • JAMES, Henry
    COMPLETE STORIES (5 volume set)

    New York: Library of America, 1996-99. Five volume set, complete. Light brown cloth with bound-in ribbon marker. All fine in fine, price-clipped jackets. All are first printings except Vol. 4, which is a second printing. The volumes are grouped chronologically: 1864-74, 1874-84, 1884-91, 1892-98, and 1898-1910. Note: 4 kg parcel, extra postage will be required. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49639
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  • COMUS, a masque. presented at Ludlow Castle 1634....with notes and critical and explanatory by various commentators, and with preliminary illustrations...by Henry John Todd... by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    COMUS, a masque. presented at Ludlow Castle 1634....with notes and critical and explanatory by various commentators, and with preliminary illustrations...by Henry John Todd...

    Canturbury: W. Bristow, for Rivingtons, W. Clarke, Fletcher & Co., and J. Deighton, 1798. pp xxi,[3],62,[2];199. With the half-title leaf. Contemporary calf, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, sprinkled page edges. Cracked front joint neatly repaired, now sound; Browing from binding to margins of endpapers and binder's fly leaf front and rear; VG otherwise, text clean, tight, fine. Armorial bookplate at front of Sir Abraham Hume, Bart. with ink name at top of Lady Amelia Hume. Both Sir Abraham and Amelia Egerton Hume were keen cultivators of roses. Their friend Joshua Reyolds painted her portrait. The first major variorum edition, containing the first bibliography of the work (pp 193-99). A scarce book.

    Book ID: 49741
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  • CONFIDENCE by JAMES, Henry
    JAMES, Henry
    CONFIDENCE

    Edition: First US Edition

    Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1880. Terra cotta bevel edge cloth, spine gilt lettered, brown endpapers. Bit of wear to ends of very lightly darkened spine; private bookplate at front, ink ownership name and aaddress on first blank; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; text paper a little yellowed, as always; light tan stains to pp 264-65; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. BAL 10549. E&L A11b. Supino 11.4.0, binding state A. This copy is a variant not recorded by Supino as it has two blanks at front, and one at rear. There were three impressions but there is no way to distinguish them. The UK edition, in two volumes, was also dated 1880 but was first published Dec., 1879. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49797
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  • SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles (Shakespeare)
    CONTEMPORARIES OF SHAKESPEARE. Edited by Edmund Gosse, C.B. and Thomas James Wise

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Heinemann, 1919. Blue cloth. pp xii, 308. Plain top edges. Ex library. Spine has slight rubbing to ends with light call number; small rubber stamp to front free endpaper and two early leaves; wartime text paper yellowed; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Colbeck: Vol. 2, p.807, #111; 12mo

    Book ID: 51133
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  • DAISY MILLER: a study by JAMES, Henry
    JAMES, Henry
    DAISY MILLER: a study

    New York: Harper, c1878 (for 1880). Page height 12 cm. Original green flexible cloth stamped in red and black. pp 4 (ads), 116, (12, ads). #82 in Harper's Half-Hour Series (series ads at front up to #139). Small cloth bubble on front cover; private lending library label inside front cover (Richmond Library Association no. 2996); very light damp stains to endpapers; else fine. E&L A8a. BAL 10538. A later impression, 1880. Ads at rear begin with "George Eliot's Works". First was in 1878, with title page dated 1879 and series ads up to #82. Supino does not note this impression. This story aroused some controversy upon publication but has since become one of The Master's most popular books.; 32mo

    Book ID: 49816
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  • DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON. by ORWELL, George
    ORWELL, George
    DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON.

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Harper, 1933. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Mauve cloth, black & green illustrated endpapers. Unusually, no fading to the spine and no toning to the text paper; 1934 in name and date on verso of half-title leaf; else a fine copy, lacking the very scarce dust jacket. Both the UK and US editions were published Jan., 1933. There were only 1500 copies of the UK edition, and only 1750 of this US edition, making both scarce today. Orwell's wonderfully readable and comic first book. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49661
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  • SMITH, Alexander (1830-67)
    DREAMTHORP: a book of essays written in the country

    Edition: First US printing

    Boston: J.E. Tilton, 1864. Original dark green wave grain decorated cloth stamped in gilt and blind, brown endpapers. pp [2], 299, [1], (4, ads), [2]. Book just a little leaned, page edges yellowed, mild wear to spine ends, else a fine copy. First published London, 1863, a minor Victorian classic by the Scottish poet. ; 12mo

    Book ID: 51166
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  • ENGISH HOURS. With illustrations by Joseph Pennell by JAMES, Henry
    JAMES, Henry
    ENGISH HOURS. With illustrations by Joseph Pennell

    Edition: First US Edition

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1905. The trade issue. Dark blue-green pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and pale green, top edge gilt, frontispiece with tissue guard, numerous full page and vignette black & white illustrations. Design by Bruce Rogers. Ink ownership name and date at front, else fine. E&L A62b. Supino 62.8.0. The second US impression, printed a couple of weeks after the limited issue. A handsome book. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49781
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  • ENGLAND HAVE MY BONES by WHITE, T.H.
    WHITE, T.H.
    ENGLAND HAVE MY BONES

    Edition: First printing

    London: Collins, 1936. Black cloth, spine lettered in white. Yellowing to page edges and endpapers, text paper lightly toned, as always; black top page edges faded; small bruise to lower outer corner of rear cover; just a small amount of flaking to the delicate white spine lettering; else fine. Dust jacket has small chips to upper inner corners of panels; nicks and very small chip to head of spine; small chip, short tear, to upper outer corners of panels; near fine, flap price intact, no yellowing to the spine. Quite a nice copy and scarce thus. "White used some of the material he had assembled at Stowe in his hunting, fishing, shooting, and flying diaries. With several references to…

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    London: Collins, 1936. Black cloth, spine lettered in white. Yellowing to page edges and endpapers, text paper lightly toned, as always; black top page edges faded; small bruise to lower outer corner of rear cover; just a small amount of flaking to the delicate white spine lettering; else fine. Dust jacket has small chips to upper inner corners of panels; nicks and very small chip to head of spine; small chip, short tear, to upper outer corners of panels; near fine, flap price intact, no yellowing to the spine. Quite a nice copy and scarce thus. "White used some of the material he had assembled at Stowe in his hunting, fishing, shooting, and flying diaries. With several references to Cobbett, the book also describes various activities such as how to play darts, how to recognize clouds and trees and what to do with grass-snakes." - Gallix A8. Includes nice woodcut illustrations by the author. ; Octavo

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    Book ID: 49616
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  • ORWELL, George
    ESSAYS. Edited and introduced by John Carey

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Everyman's Library / Knopf, 2002. Red cloth with ribbon marker. pp (xlvi), (1372) + ads. Everyman's Library 242. Fine in fine jacket. 1.6 kg parcel; Octavo

    Book ID: 52605
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  • FALK, Amy Foster, To-Morrow: three stories. by CONRAD, Joseph
    CONRAD, Joseph
    FALK, Amy Foster, To-Morrow: three stories.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: McClure, Phillips, 1903. Dark blue cloth, front cover decorated in blind, gilt lettered. Page edges yellowed, else a fine, bright copy, no owner names. First of this collection, three stories which had originally appeared in TYPHOON (NY 1902, London 1903). Cagle A8c. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49707
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  • FAREWELL VICTORIA by WHITE, T.H.
    WHITE, T.H.
    FAREWELL VICTORIA

    Edition: First printing

    London: Collins, 1933. Green cloth. Spine is a little darkened with the spine gilt dull; band of offset tanning to inner margins of free endpapers; light foxing to top page edges; else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has soft creases to upper spine, else fine, spine not yellowed, flaps not clipped (price is on the spine). "A nostalgic evocation of Victorian England and its transition into the modern world, as seen through the eyes of Mundy, a stable groom, from the age of eight in 1858 until his death at 83. He experiences two different kinds of love: his young wife, Ellen, leaves him for Foxwell, a gamekeeper, and he remarries at 51." - Gallix A5. A most…

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    London: Collins, 1933. Green cloth. Spine is a little darkened with the spine gilt dull; band of offset tanning to inner margins of free endpapers; light foxing to top page edges; else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has soft creases to upper spine, else fine, spine not yellowed, flaps not clipped (price is on the spine). "A nostalgic evocation of Victorian England and its transition into the modern world, as seen through the eyes of Mundy, a stable groom, from the age of eight in 1858 until his death at 83. He experiences two different kinds of love: his young wife, Ellen, leaves him for Foxwell, a gamekeeper, and he remarries at 51." - Gallix A5. A most attractive copy in a dust jacket that is seldom so nice. ; Octavo

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    Book ID: 49615
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  • BRANDER, Laurence (George Orwell)
    GEORGE ORWELL

    Edition: First printing

    London: Longmans, Green, 1954. Green cloth. pp (8), 212 + frontispiece portrait. Index. Light yellowing to page edges and free endpapers, else fine. Dust jacket spine has modest wear at head, lightly yellowed; small chip to rear panel; VG otherwise, flap price intact. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49663
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  • WEST, Rebecca (Henry James)
    HENRY JAMES

    Edition: First printing

    London: Nisbet, 1916. Blue cloth stamped in blind on front cover, gilt on spine. pp (128) + frontispiece portrait, blue top page edges. Minor rubbing to spine ends, front free endpaper has a small ink name and some light offset yellowing, yellowing to fore and bottom page edges, with tiny Toronto new bookstore rubber stamp in bottom corner, near fine otherwise. A volume in the Writers of the Day series, published in the year of James' death. Dame West's first book. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.; 16mo.

    Book ID: 49817
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  • IMPRESSIONS. With an Introduction by Henry James by LOTI, Pierre (Henry James)
    LOTI, Pierre (Henry James)
    IMPRESSIONS. With an Introduction by Henry James

    Edition: First UK printing

    Wesminster (London): Constable, 1898. Green pictorial linen grain cloth stamped in black, page edges rough trimmed. pp (4), 189, [3]. Lovely illustrated title page - poppies, red, Art Nouveau. Decorated initials. Slight wear to ends of lightly darkened spine; small bookplate and 1906 ink gift inscription at front; endpapers are pulpy paper which has caused light offset to first and last leaf; mild foxing early and late; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with clear archival paper tape; page edges yellowed and slightly foxed; else a VG+ clean and unworn copy of this attractive book. James' Introduction is on pp 1-21, its first and only appearance. This is in the second of the two seconday bindings described by E&L B17a.; Square octavo

    Book ID: 49804
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  • O'FLAHERTY, Liam
    INSURRECTION

    Edition: First printing

    London: Gollancz, 1950. Green cloth. Tanning to page edges; front front endpaper shows indentations from an erased pencil name; small soft bump to lower outer corners of covers; else fine. The pale yellow price-clipped jacket has a narrow chip and two inch tear to rear spine fold of the slightly darkened spine; 1.5 inch split to lower rear flap fold; VG otherwise. "The book is about the Easter Rising, but has a universal significance. For the Insurrection is not only the Insurrection of April 1916; it is insurrection at any time and everywhere."- jacket. This important Irish writer's last novel. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 51178
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  • JULIA BRIDE. Illustrated by W.T. Smedley by JAMES, Henry
    JAMES, Henry
    JULIA BRIDE. Illustrated by W.T. Smedley

    Edition: First separate edition

    New York: Harper, 1909. Red cloth decorated in blind, gilt lettered, top edge gilt, frontispiece with tissue guard and three other plates. A few small unobtrusive cover spots, small lght tan spot on front pastedown offset lightly to the free endpaper, else fine. This is the variant primary binding with diagonally fine ribbed cloth (no priority). The novella previously appeared in the New York Edition of his novels and tales. No UK equivalent. E&L A66. Supino 66.1.0. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49771
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  • KEEP THE ASPIDISTRA FLYING by ORWELL, George
    ORWELL, George
    KEEP THE ASPIDISTRA FLYING

    Edition: First printing

    London: Gollancz, 1936. Blue cloth lettered in black. Spine very lightly darkened; a little leaned; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; light evidence of removed label inside front cover; the front free endpaper was once pasted down, now lifted, but showing tan glue streaks on recto. text paper slightly toned as always, page edges yellowed; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, lacking the rare dust jacket. Only 3000 sets of sheets were printed, of which 2500 were bound, 2256 sold, and more than 200 lost to the war. A comic novel about a wannabe poet who grudgingly works in a bookshop, a fun read. This first printing is quite scarce on the market in any condition. Draws…

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    London: Gollancz, 1936. Blue cloth lettered in black. Spine very lightly darkened; a little leaned; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; light evidence of removed label inside front cover; the front free endpaper was once pasted down, now lifted, but showing tan glue streaks on recto. text paper slightly toned as always, page edges yellowed; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, lacking the rare dust jacket. Only 3000 sets of sheets were printed, of which 2500 were bound, 2256 sold, and more than 200 lost to the war. A comic novel about a wannabe poet who grudgingly works in a bookshop, a fun read. This first printing is quite scarce on the market in any condition. Draws on Orwell's own experience working in a bookshop.; Octavo

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    Book ID: 53366
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  • KIPLING, Rudyard
    KIM

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Macmillan, 1901. Red cloth gilt, top edge gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guard and 9 other plates. Cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; spine slightly darkened; slight rubbing to edges and spine ends nicely touched up; very small worn spot to rear joint; page edges yellowed, top edges dulled; yellowing to page edges and endpapers; foxing to the tissue guards; VG clean and unworn copy otherwise, still attractive, of this beloved novel, which many consider his greatest work. Stewart 254. The US edition preceded slightly. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49715
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