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  • ST. JOHN, Henry, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke, 1678-1751
    LETTERS ON THE STUDY AND USE OF HISTORY

    Edition: First Edition

    London: A. Millar, 1752. Two volumes. pp (4), 315; (4), (288), [2]. Halt-titles present. Contemporary calf, spines with raised bands, gilt ornament, labels. Spines lightly sunned; inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; endpapers and some early and late leaves browning in margins from turn-ins; old armorial bookplate of Alex Drummond at the front of each, with an old ink inscription on each front free endpaper indicating that the books were a gift from Lord Cathcart; ink name on title pages of John Hamilton; fore margrin of front free endpaper of Voll. I a little ragged; in all, a VG pair, text quite clean and unworn, tight in the bindings. ESTC T88772. A corrected edition in a one volume…

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    London: A. Millar, 1752. Two volumes. pp (4), 315; (4), (288), [2]. Halt-titles present. Contemporary calf, spines with raised bands, gilt ornament, labels. Spines lightly sunned; inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; endpapers and some early and late leaves browning in margins from turn-ins; old armorial bookplate of Alex Drummond at the front of each, with an old ink inscription on each front free endpaper indicating that the books were a gift from Lord Cathcart; ink name on title pages of John Hamilton; fore margrin of front free endpaper of Voll. I a little ragged; in all, a VG pair, text quite clean and unworn, tight in the bindings. ESTC T88772. A corrected edition in a one volume format was published the same year. Bolingbroke was an influential Tory politician, able orator, political philosopher, and government official who supported the Jacobite rebellion of 1751 and the Old Pretender, for whom he served in exile as his foreign minister. He was friends with Swift, Pope, and Voltaire and influenced the American republicans Adams, Jefferson, and Madison. Disraeli considered him the "Father of Modern Toryism"."History is philosophy teaching by example and also by warning." is a famous quote from him. 2 kg parcel. ; Octavo

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    Book ID: 49732
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  • WHITE, T.H.
    LETTERS TO A FRIEND: the correspondence between T.H. White and L.J. Potts. Edited and introduced with notes by François Gallix

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Putnam's, 1982. Brown boards. 280 pp. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49644
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  • WHITE, T.H.
    LETTERS TO A FRIEND: the correspondence between T.H. White and L.J. Potts. Edited and introduced with notes by François Gallix

    Edition: First UK printing

    Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1984. Black boards, 278 pp, Index. Small soft bump to upper outer corners, else fine in fine jacket. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49645
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  • JAMES, Henry
    LITERARY CRITICISM: Essays on Literature, American Writers, English Writers

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Library of America, 1984. Light brown cloth, bound-in ribbon marker. Fine in fine jacket. 1.5 kg.; Octavo

    Book ID: 49640
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  • LOVED HELEN and other poems by WHITE, T.H.
    WHITE, T.H.
    LOVED HELEN and other poems

    Edition: First printing

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1929. Black cloth. Yellowing to page edges, else a fine copy. Dust jacket has some very small chips to spine ends and adjacent corners of panels; spine lightly yellowed with slight rubbing to ends and along folds; VG+ otherwise, flap price intact. Quite a nice, attractive copy, and scarce thus. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49613
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  • LUCIAN
    LUCIAN OF SAMOSATA from the Greek. With the comments and illustrations of Wieland and others. By William Tooke, F.R.S. In two volumes

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1820. Two volumes. Half parchment and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, spine with two labels and gilt ornamentation. Frontispiece portrait in each volume (of Tooke and of Christoph Martin Wieland). Spines lightly darkened;edges of boards a little rubbed, page edges yellowed and a little foxed, pencil notes to blank pages front and rear; in all, VG externally, internally fine, tight in the bindings. Tooke's last work, the standard translation in the 19th century. Note: 5.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. ; Folio

    Book ID: 49765
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  • MEMOIRS OF AN INFANTRY OFFICER. by SASSOON, Siegfried
    SASSOON, Siegfried
    MEMOIRS OF AN INFANTRY OFFICER.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Faber, 1930. The trade issue. Blue cloth, variant with all edges trimmed. Light yellowing to free endpapers, spine very lightly darkened, red top page edges sunned to pink, else a fine copy. The cream dust jacket has nicks and tiny chips at head of very lightly darkened spine; front flap generously price-clipped; front panel has a tiny nick top top edge and a very small chip to upper outer corner; near fine otherwise, much better than usual (light colour). The second volume of the George Sherston trilogy, Sassoon's fictionalized autobiography of the years just before, during, and after the Great War. This is the book that covers his time in the military and it is a WWI classic.; Octavo

    Book ID: 49717
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  • WHITE, T.H.
    MISTRESS MASHAM'S REPOSE

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Cape, 1947. Beige cloth lettered in red, illustrated endpapers. A fine copy. The thin jacket spine has light rubbing and short tear at head; light rubbing to front panel, rear panel lightly dusty; VG otherwise. US edition was in 1946. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49648
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  • JAMES, Henry
    NOTES OF A SON AND BROTHER

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Scribner's, 1914. Brown cloth, top edges gilt. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and five other plates. Page edges yellowed; bookplate at front of American bookcollector, man of letters, and antiquarian bookseller (Dunster House Bookshop in Cambridge, MA, and the Housatonuc bookshop in Salisbury, CT). Spine lightly sunned, else fine. E&L A72a. Supino 72.1.0, binding state A. Edition of 3k copies. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49821
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  • JAMES, Henry
    NOTES ON NOVELISTS

    London: Dent, 1914. Green cloth, brown top page edges. Small ink ownership inscription along top edge of front pastedown; browning to free endpapers, yellowing to page edges; head of spine has a nick and short neatly repaired split to rear gutter; spine only very lightly darkened; fine otherwise. E&L A73a. Supino 73.1.0.; Octavo

    Book ID: 49779
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  • Original poems and translations, by John Dryden, Esq; now first collected and publish’d together, in two volumes by Dryden, John, 1631-1700
    Dryden, John, 1631-1700
    Original poems and translations, by John Dryden, Esq; now first collected and publish’d together, in two volumes

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Tonson, 1743. Two volumes. pp (12), 336; (12), 336. In modern full dark brown sheep, spines with raised bands and red and black morocco labels, new endpapers and fly leaves. Collective titlepage in vol.1 in red and black. Each volume has a separate title page. Margins of title page in Vol. II quite browed, light browning to margins of following and terminal leaf. Lighter marginal browning early and late in Vol. I. Text has occasional foxing, else clean and unworn. In all, fine externally, internally VG. ESTC T144894. McDonald G2. ; 12mo

    Book ID: 49683
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  • THORN-DRURY, G, editor
    PARNASSUS BICEPS, or several; choice pieces of poetry 1656

    London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1927. Red cloth spine and brown boards, page edges rough trimmed. pp 194. Spine lightly sunned, page edges yellowed, ink gift inscription at front; else fine. Reprint of the edition of 1656, adding a Prefatory Note. #141 of an edition of 304 copies (+ 66 deluxe copies). "This miscellany is full of pieces of literary and historical interest . it contains some of the most astonishing 'conceits' to be found anywhere in English verse." - Preface.; Octavo

    Book ID: 49688
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  • PARTIAL PORTRAITS by JAMES, Henry
    JAMES, Henry
    PARTIAL PORTRAITS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macmillan, 1888. Dark green cloth, spine gilt lettered. Just a little leaned, page edges yellowed, small ink name on front fly leaf and at top of title page, else a fine copy. E&L A30, BAL 10589, Supino 30.1.0. Both BAL and Supino dispute E&L's claim that there was a distinct US issue. Edition of 2 k copies. Contents: Emerson; Life of George Eliot; Daniel Deronda: A Conversation; Anthony Trollope; Robert Louis Stevenson; Miss Woolson; Alphonse Daudet; Guy De Maupassant; Ivan Turgenieff; George Du Maurier; and his important essay The Art of Fiction. .; Octavo

    Book ID: 49776
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  • FORSTER, E.M.
    PHAROS AND PHARILLON

    New York: Knopf, 1961. Later edition (first was in 1923). Decorated boards. Mild rubbing to spine ends, small ink name and shallow indentation from pencil mark at front, yellowing to page edges, else fine. Price-clipped jacket lightly yellowed on spine, else fine. A book about Alexandria, Egypt. ; 12mo

    Book ID: 51142
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  • PICTURES and other passages from Henry James by JAMES, Henry
    JAMES, Henry
    PICTURES and other passages from Henry James

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1916. Quarter bound in grey cloth, paper spine label, and marbled boards. Spine label yellowed and a little rubbed (no lettering affected), bit of wear to outer corners. soft bump to upper outer corners, VG clean copy otherwise. E&L A76a. Supino 76.1.0. There were 700 copies for England and 300 for America. ; 12mo

    Book ID: 49787
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  • CUNLIFFE, J.W., selector
    POEMS OF THE GREAT WAR

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Macmillan, 1916. Brown cloth. pp (iii)-(xxii), 297 + ads. Lacking the half-title leaf, new front free endpaper, else a good, clean, unworn copy.; Octavo

    Book ID: 51167
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  • (CHATTERTON, Thomas, 1752-70)
    POEMS, supposed to have been written at Bristol By Thomas Rowley, and others...

    London: T. Payne and Son, 1778. Title page continues: "in the Fifteenth Century. The Third edition. To which is added an appendix, containing some observations upon the language of these poems; tending to prove that they were written, not by any ancient author, but entirely by Thomas Chatterton. Full contemporary calf, spine with red label and raised bands. pp (xxvi) , 333pp. Illustrated with one engraved facsimile plate facing p. 288 . This copy has been professionally rebacked with a new spine after the style of the period; margins of endpapers browned from binding materials; creases to upper margins of some leaves; else a VG copy. Edited and with appendix by Thomas Tyrwhitt. First published in 1777, years after…

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    London: T. Payne and Son, 1778. Title page continues: "in the Fifteenth Century. The Third edition. To which is added an appendix, containing some observations upon the language of these poems; tending to prove that they were written, not by any ancient author, but entirely by Thomas Chatterton. Full contemporary calf, spine with red label and raised bands. pp (xxvi) , 333pp. Illustrated with one engraved facsimile plate facing p. 288 . This copy has been professionally rebacked with a new spine after the style of the period; margins of endpapers browned from binding materials; creases to upper margins of some leaves; else a VG copy. Edited and with appendix by Thomas Tyrwhitt. First published in 1777, years after the precocious Chatterton famously faked the authorship of these poems and took poison to end his life just shy of his 18th birthday. Even after it was revealed the poems were "fakes", he had his admirers, including Johnson, Coleridge, Shelley, Wordsworth, Rossetti, and Keats, who dedicated "Endymion" to him. ; Octavo

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    Book ID: 49754
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  • PORTRAITS OF PLACES by JAMES, Henry
    JAMES, Henry
    PORTRAITS OF PLACES

    Edition: First US printing

    Boston: James B. Osgood, 1884. Brown cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Minor rubbing to spine ends; text paper lightly toned; small bit of insect damage to rear inner hinge, with small hole to rear joint; else a clean and bright near fine copy. E&S A21b. Supino 21.5.0. BAL 10563. Edition of 1500 copies, made from plates of the UK edition. UK edition a month earlier in 1883. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49819
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  • CONRAD, Joseph and F.M. Hueffer
    ROMANCE. Illustrated by Charles Macauley

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: McClure, Phillips, 1904. Blue decorated cloth stamped in lightly blue, gilt lettered. pp (4), 428, (8, ads), [2] + frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 other plates. Page edges yellowed; partial cracks to inner hinges but quite firm; title leaf has small light tan streak and 1 cm tear at bottom; one inch tear to lower inner margin of pp 19-20 neatly repaired; just a few scattered small light soil spots in text; else a VG bright and attractive copy, no owner names. Cagle A9b. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49700
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  • SCOOP: a novel about journalists by WAUGH, Evelyn
    WAUGH, Evelyn
    SCOOP: a novel about journalists

    Edition: First printing

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1938. First state text ("as", last word, p. 88, and "8" in date on verso of title a little raised and unevenly inked, looking much like a "3" without a close look). In the second state jacket without "[D]aily Beas[t]" in top margin of front panel. Black and maroon patterned cloth. Light yellowing to page edges and endpapers; soft impression to front free endpaper from a narrow ridge on the front pastedown (manufacturing flaw), else fine. Thin dust jacket has a fingernail-size chip to upper inner margin of front panel and a smaller chip to upper inner corner of rear panel; several tears have been repaired internally with now removed cello tape which has left…

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    London: Chapman & Hall, 1938. First state text ("as", last word, p. 88, and "8" in date on verso of title a little raised and unevenly inked, looking much like a "3" without a close look). In the second state jacket without "[D]aily Beas[t]" in top margin of front panel. Black and maroon patterned cloth. Light yellowing to page edges and endpapers; soft impression to front free endpaper from a narrow ridge on the front pastedown (manufacturing flaw), else fine. Thin dust jacket has a fingernail-size chip to upper inner margin of front panel and a smaller chip to upper inner corner of rear panel; several tears have been repaired internally with now removed cello tape which has left brown stains internally which show through lightly in two places externally; small chip to upper edge and upper outer corner of front panel; creases to the front flap; in all just good, but colours bright, flap price intact. Now in a plastic sleeve with some inserts, looking better. A savagely funny novel about the creation of a war in Africa by the press, a war that didn't in fact exist, but it sold newspapers. ; Octavo.

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    Book ID: 49670
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