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  • STOCKBRIDGE, John C.
    A CATALOGUE OF THE HARRIS COLLECTION OF AMERICAN POETRY, with biographical and bibliographical notes

    Boston: Milford House, 1972. Facsimile reprint of the 1886 original. pp [2], (2, portrait), xxii, 320. Maroon cloth without jacket, as issued. Light yellowing to page edges, else a fine copy. Caleb F. Harris' great collection of 17th-19th century American poetry went to Brown University. A useful reference still. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 55627
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  • TOLSTOY, Leo
    A GREAT INIQUITY. Translated by V. Tchertkoff and I.F. Mayo with Note by the Latter.

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Free Age Press, no date [1906]. 12mo, light green wrappers printed in brown. (ii), 39 pp + (3) pp ads, ads inside and out on rear cover, + 1903 frontispiece portrait. Spine has small chips to tips, short splits neatly repaired; small damp stains and overall dust soiling to covers; VG o/w. First UK edition of this famous letter on land ownership in Russia, preceded by the 1905 Chicago edition. Tolstoy dates the letter July, 1905. Contains at rear a 3 page note by the co-translator Isabella Fyvie Mayo, an essay on the situation of land ownership, especially in Britain, and it urges that "The first duty of the British workers is to refrain from entering the Army…

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    London: Free Age Press, no date [1906]. 12mo, light green wrappers printed in brown. (ii), 39 pp + (3) pp ads, ads inside and out on rear cover, + 1903 frontispiece portrait. Spine has small chips to tips, short splits neatly repaired; small damp stains and overall dust soiling to covers; VG o/w. First UK edition of this famous letter on land ownership in Russia, preceded by the 1905 Chicago edition. Tolstoy dates the letter July, 1905. Contains at rear a 3 page note by the co-translator Isabella Fyvie Mayo, an essay on the situation of land ownership, especially in Britain, and it urges that "The first duty of the British workers is to refrain from entering the Army or Navy, these being the tools whereby their landowning class defend their own possessions at home, and exploit and seize on the land of others abroad". A scarce little booklet.

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    Book ID: 5887
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  • LEE, Sidney, Sir
    A LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARS. With portraits and facsimiles. Fourth edition of the revised version (rewritten and enlarged)

    New York: Macmillan, 1929. Maroon cloth. pp xlviii, 776 + plates; index. Light wear to head of bit sunned spine (gilt lettering oxidized); glue remains from removed label inside front cover; page edges yellowed; else a VG clean and unworn copy, no owner names. 1.4 kg parcel; Octavo.

    Book ID: 52523
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  • A LITERARY HISTORY OF PERSIA. Volume I: from the earliest times until Firdawsi. Volume II: from Firdawsí to Sa-di. Volume III: the Tartar Dominion (1265-1502). Volume IV: modern times (1500-1924) (4 volume set) by BROWNE, Edward G.
    BROWNE, Edward G.
    A LITERARY HISTORY OF PERSIA. Volume I: from the earliest times until Firdawsi. Volume II: from Firdawsí to Sa-di. Volume III: the Tartar Dominion (1265-1502). Volume IV: modern times (1500-1924) (4 volume set)

    Edition: Later Printings

    Cambridge: 1962-1987, 1977. Four volumes. Red cloth. pp xiv, 521; (xvi), 568; (xvi), 586 + plates; xvi, 530 + plates. Indexed. Books are in fine condition, no owner marks. Cream jackets have small tears but VG generally. Volume III is in maroon cloth and lacks its jacket. 3.6 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.; Octavo

    Book ID: 55012
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  • NICHOLSON, Reynold A.
    A LITERARY HISTORY OF THE ARABS

    Cambridge University Press, 1985. Octavo; (xxx), 506 pages

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 54672
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  • CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, (Miguel de).
    A VOYAGE TO PARNASSUS; Numantia, A Tragedy; The Commerce of Algiers. By Cervantew. Translated from the Spanish by Gordon W#illoughby James Gyll

    Edition: First of this translation

    London: Alex. Murray & Son, 1870. Octavo, original purple cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered. pp (viii), 288. Nicks, mild wear at head of lightly sunned spine; 1873 ink private owner name at front; foxing to page edges and text early and late; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy of this uncommon edition, a volume in Murray's Reprint series.

    Book ID: 31733
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  • Dryden, John (published anonymously)
    Absalom and Architopel: a poem

    Edition: First Dublin edition

    London: Printed and sold by H. Hills, in Black-Fryars, near the Water-Side. For the benefit of the poor, 1708. Disbound. 19.3 cm. 24pp. Recent marbled paper wrappers, front wrapper with paper label. Text has untrimmed edges, somewhat ragged: title leaf creased, with a chip out of lower margin. Two instances of small early marginalia. VG. ESTC N30278; Foxon D450. Untrimmed copy of this anti-whig, biblically themed piece directed primarily against the Earl of Shaftesbury and the Duke of Monmouth. This edition of one of Dryden's greatest satires, first published in 1681, provides at the end of the preface a convenient key to the cast of characters. Absalom and Achitophel is "generally acknowledged as finest political satire in the English language" (Michael Stapleton, in The Cambridge Guide to English Literature). Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.; Octavo

    Book ID: 49686
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  • KENNEDY, Philip F.
    ABU NAWAS: genius of poetry

    Oxford: Oneworld, 2007. Ink owner name at rear.; Makers of the Muslim World; Octavo; xii, (146) pages

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 54789
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  • KEENE, Donald, editor
    ANTHOLOGY OF JAPANESE LITERATURE from the earliest era to the mid-nineteenth century. Volume I: Earliest era to mid-nineteenth century. Volume II: from 1868 to the present day. (two volumes in one)

    New York: Grove Press, 1955. Black and blue cloth. Page edges yellowed; sunning to spine and lower edge of covers, ink owner name at front. Jacket spine has a vertical crease, slight rubbing, shallow chips across head; short tears and rubbing to flap folds. 1.23 kg parcel.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 440 pages

    Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 54256
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  • NADAFF, Sandra
    ARABESQUE: narrative structure and the aesthetics of repetition in the 1001 Nights

    Edition: First printing

    Evanson, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 1991. Blue cloth without jacket, as issued. pp x, 155. Index. Fine copy. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 54398
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  • ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS: Consisting of One Thousand and One Stories, Told by the Sultaness of the Indies, to divert the Sultan from the Execution of a bloody Vow...

    Edinburgh: Printed for Alexander Donaldson, 1780. Three volume set, 12mo (in sixes), contemporary full calf, morocco labels, raised bands. pp xii, 404; (iv), 391; (iv), 402. No illustrations, as issued. Spines a bit rubbed with surface cracking; volume I lacks the spine label; shallow chip to head of Volume I and foot of Volume II; endpapers browned at margins from leather turn-ins; remains of old bookplates on pastedowns; light toning to text paper; light damp stain to lower outer corners of pp 279 to end of Volume I; in all still a VG decent set, tight in the bindings, text clean and unworn. The title page continues "Containing A better Account of the Customs, Manners, and Religion of the…

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    Edinburgh: Printed for Alexander Donaldson, 1780. Three volume set, 12mo (in sixes), contemporary full calf, morocco labels, raised bands. pp xii, 404; (iv), 391; (iv), 402. No illustrations, as issued. Spines a bit rubbed with surface cracking; volume I lacks the spine label; shallow chip to head of Volume I and foot of Volume II; endpapers browned at margins from leather turn-ins; remains of old bookplates on pastedowns; light toning to text paper; light damp stain to lower outer corners of pp 279 to end of Volume I; in all still a VG decent set, tight in the bindings, text clean and unworn. The title page continues "Containing A better Account of the Customs, Manners, and Religion of the Eastern Nations, viz. Tartars, Persians, and Indians, than is to be met with in any Author hitherto published. Translated into French from the Arabian MSS. by M. Galland of the Royal Academy; and now done into English from the last Paris Edition. The Thirteenth Edition." >>> The 13th edition of the first translation into English of the Arabian Nights Entertainments, taken from the first translation into French by Abbé Antoine Galland (12 vols., 1704-17). This anonymous English translation, made between 1706-17, held the field until Edward Lane's important, though expurgated, edition of 1840, with Sir Richard Burton's famous unexpurgated translation appearing 1885-88 in 16 volumes. >>>> Of extra interest is an unsigned holograph poem in a contemporary hand in ink covering the verso of the first blank leaf in Volume I (opposite the half-title page) titled "Sonnet. To the Author of the Arabian Nights Ent.:" and beginning "Blest child of genius, whose fantastic Sprite / Rides on the vollied Lightnings' Flash, or roves / Thro flowery Valleys, and Elysian Groves..." Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Book ID: 22873
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  • JACK, George, editor
    BEOWUF: a student edition

    Oxford University Press, 1994. Octavo; 244 pages

    Condition: Very Good+

    Book ID: 54500
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  • MITCHELL, Bruce and Fred C. Robinson, editors
    BEOWULF: an edition with relevant shorter texts. Revised. Including 'Archaeology and Beowulf' by Leslie Webster

    Edition: Revised; Eighth Printing

    London: Blackwell, 2007. Corner crease to one leaf, else fine. ; B&W Photographs; Octavo; (xiv), 318 pages

    Book ID: 54518
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  • JOHNSTON, Alexandra F., editor
    BERKSHIRE

    Edition: First Edition

    (Toronto): (University of Toronto Press), 2018. Red cloth gilt lettered without jacket, as issued. No title leaf, instead a tipped in printed leaf stating "A presentation copy given to Father Edward Jackman with gratitude for his support on 9 November 2018 at Alumni Hal, Victoria College Toronto." Fine copy. This volume of notes was issued to accompany the REED collection in digital format. I can find no library record of this print publication. Jackman was long a patron of the REED project. 2.2 kg parcel; Records of Early English Drama (REED); Quarto; 547 pages

    Book ID: 55515
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  • VONDEL, Joost Van Den, 1587-1679
    BESPIEGELINGEN van Godt en Gotsdienst...Den Tweeden Drück...[bound with four other works]

    Rotterdam: Barent Bos, 1700. Small quarto, leaf height 20 cm, bound in contemporary calf, spine with five raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration, spine titled "Vondel's Bespiegelin". Small chips at foot of spine; front joint rubbed, with a one inch crack at top; inner hinges cracked but covers still firmly attached; foxing to endpapers; yellowing and light foxing to the first work; otherwise a fine copy internally. Five works bound together: (1) BESPIEGELINGEN van Godt en Gotsdienst...Den Tweeden Drück. pp (xxiv), 219. Second edition (first was in 1662). Frontispiece illustration, title page vignette, portrait of the author. (2) JOANNES DE BOETGEZANT. Begrepen in Zes Boecken. Uitgegeven door Abraham Bogaert. Amsterdam: By de Weduwe van Gysbert de Groot, 1696. pp…

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    Rotterdam: Barent Bos, 1700. Small quarto, leaf height 20 cm, bound in contemporary calf, spine with five raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration, spine titled "Vondel's Bespiegelin". Small chips at foot of spine; front joint rubbed, with a one inch crack at top; inner hinges cracked but covers still firmly attached; foxing to endpapers; yellowing and light foxing to the first work; otherwise a fine copy internally. Five works bound together: (1) BESPIEGELINGEN van Godt en Gotsdienst...Den Tweeden Drück. pp (xxiv), 219. Second edition (first was in 1662). Frontispiece illustration, title page vignette, portrait of the author. (2) JOANNES DE BOETGEZANT. Begrepen in Zes Boecken. Uitgegeven door Abraham Bogaert. Amsterdam: By de Weduwe van Gysbert de Groot, 1696. pp (124) . Title page vignette. (first edition was in 1662). (3) ALTAER-GEHEIMENISSEN. Ontvouwen in drie Boecken door J.V.V. Keulen: In de Nieuwe Druckerye, 1645. (ii, frontispiece illustration), 168 pp. Title page vignette and nice tail piece. First edition (The British Library notes "The imprint is false; probably printed by Dominicus van der Stichel and published by Abraham de Wees, Amsterdam." ). (4) DE HEERLYCKHEIT DER KERCKE. Haer Ingang, Opgang, en Voortgang, Begrepen in Dry Boecken. Kolen: Ter Oude Druckerye, 1663. First edition. (103) pp. (The British Library notes; "The imprint is false; probably published by the widow of Abraham de Wees, Amsterdam." ) (5) BRIEVEN DER HEILIGE MAEGHDEN MARTELARESSEN. Vicit Iter Durum Pietas. Amsterdam: Jacobus van der Deister, 1687. pp (viii), 76. (first ed. was in 1642). >>> A collection of didactic verse, stories, etc., by this Mennonite who became a Roman Catholic about 1640, which religion then became the chief inspiration of his life and his poetry. "[Coornert] was the mentor of Hooft, next to Cats the edlest of the phalanx of poets of Holland's great age (1600-70). The others are Bredero, Revius, Huygens and greates of all, Vondel...The age produced a wealth of songs, whether religious, amorous, or coarsely comical, notable for verve and spontaneity (Bredero) or playful grace (Hooft, Vondel) or passionate sincerity (Bredero, Luyken). It found its eulogist, conscience and unsparing critic in Vondel, whose occasional poems constitute an eloquent multifarious commentary on Dutch and European histroy from 1612 to 1672...Vondel's choruses and some of his odes and laments achieve the sublime..." - Cassell's Encyclopaedia of Literature, ed. by S.H. Steinberg, 1953, p. 170. "The greatest of Dutch poets and one of the greatest religious poets of the Counter Reformation." - Hastings, Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics. "He is the greatest poet the Netherlands have produced, one who is distinguished in every form and who occupies a place among the best poets of all time" (New Catholic Encyclopedia).

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    Book ID: 24415
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  • KLAUSNER, David N. and Karen Sawyer Marsalek
    'BRING FORTH THE PAGANTS': essays in early English drama presented to Alexandra F. Johnston

    Edition: First Edition

    University of Toronto Press, 2007. Grey printed cloth. pp vi, 327. Index. Signed by Johnston. Fine in fine jacket.; Octavo

    Book ID: 55445
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  • PILKINTON, Mark C., editor
    BRISTOL

    Edition: First Edition

    University of Toronto Press, 1997. Red printed cloth without jacket, as issued. Fine copy. 1.2 kg parcel.; Records of Early English Drama (REED); Octavo; (lxxxvi), (383) pages

    Book ID: 55500
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  • NELSON, Alan H., editor
    CAMBRIDGE (2 volumes)

    Edition: First Edition

    University of Toronto Press, 1989. Two volumes. Red printed cloth without jackets, as issued. I: The Records. pp xvi, 701. II: Editorial Apparatus. pp (697)-(1503). Fine copies. 3.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.; Records of Early English Drama (REED); Octavo

    Book ID: 55520
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  • BROWNING, Eliazabeth Barrett
    CASA GUIDI WINDOWS: A Poem

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1851. Original vertically ribbed blue-grey cloth decorated in blind, modern rebacking in grey cloth with leather spine label, original cream endpapers. pp (viii), 140, no publisher's ads at rear, half-title leaf present. Outer corners professionally repaired at tips, mostly erased pencil notations on front endpapers; in all a VG or bit better clean and tight copy, text paper lightly toned but unsullied. Colbeck Collection I, p. 95. Wise 14. The poem was written in support of Italian independence.; Small octavo

    Book ID: 28976
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  • BALDWIN, Elizabeth, Lawrence M. Clopper, and David Mills, editors
    CHESHIRE including CHESTER (2 volumes)

    Edition: First Edition

    London / Toronto: British Library / University of Toronto Press, 2007. Two volumes. 1: Introduction, the Records. Province of York and Diocese of Chester. Acton to Chester c. 1624. pp (ccxvi), 486. 2: The Records. Chester 1624-5 to Wybunbury, households, County of Cheshire, appendixes, translations, endnotes, glossaries, index. pp (481)-(1233). Red printed cloth without jackets, as issued. Fine copies. 3.2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. In print at CAD 561.00 (2022).; Records of Early English Drama (REED); Octavo; ( pages

    Book ID: 55499
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