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  • SCHMIDT, Alexander
    SHAKESPEARE LEXICON AND QUOTATION DICTIONARY; A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases, and Constructions in the Works of the Poet (2 volumes)

    New York: Dover, 1971. Two volumes, card covers. pp 1485. Ink owner name front and rear, VG+ otherwise. Facsimile reprint of the third edition, revised & enlarged by Gregor Sarrazin, Berlin, 1902. 2.3 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 53348
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  • SHAKESPEARE'S PREDECESSORS IN THE ENGLISH DRAMA by SYMONDS, John Addington
    SYMONDS, John Addington
    SHAKESPEARE'S PREDECESSORS IN THE ENGLISH DRAMA

    Edition: First printing

    London: Smith, Elder, 1884. pp (xx), 668. Bound in half crimson morocco and red cloth, pale pink endpapers, top edges gilt, others rough trimmed, spine with raised bands and gilt lettering. A fine copy. 2 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49733
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  • SONGS AND MASQUES, with observations in the art of English poetry. Edited by A.H. Bullen (Works of Thomas Camption) by CAMPION, Thoimas
    CAMPION, Thoimas
    SONGS AND MASQUES, with observations in the art of English poetry. Edited by A.H. Bullen (Works of Thomas Camption)

    London / New York: A.H. Bullen / Scribner's, 1903. pp [4], (xl), 288, [2]. Bound in at p. xii, is a facsimile, with tissue guard, of the title page of the 1595 POEMATA (plate a bit rippled). Bound in contemporary half blue morocco and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, spine with raised band and nice floral decoration. Fore and bottom page edges tanned, small spots to gilt top edge, spine a little sunned, text paper lightly toned, else fine, no owner name. A volume in The Muses' Library, in a pretty binding.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49680
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  • SPENSER'S FAERIE QUEENE: a poem in six books, with the fragment Mutabilitie. Edited by Thomas J. Wise by SPENSER, Edmund (Walter Crane)
    SPENSER, Edmund (Walter Crane)
    SPENSER'S FAERIE QUEENE: a poem in six books, with the fragment Mutabilitie. Edited by Thomas J. Wise

    London: George Allen, 1895-97, 1897. Six volumes, quarto, original light cream pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and red, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, original red on pink illustrated card covers bound in. Fore and bottom page edges tanned; light yellowing to free endpapers from binding; very light spine yellowing; soft bruise to upper inner corner of front covers; volume I has neat professional repairs to inner hinges, rear joint, and spine ends, with light darkening at ends, gilt imprint a little flaked; volume VI has one very small brown spot on the spine; volume II has a hairline crack to front inner hinge neatly repaired; a fine set otherwise, no owner names or plates, the vulnerable white cloth remarkably…

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    London: George Allen, 1895-97, 1897. Six volumes, quarto, original light cream pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and red, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, original red on pink illustrated card covers bound in. Fore and bottom page edges tanned; light yellowing to free endpapers from binding; very light spine yellowing; soft bruise to upper inner corner of front covers; volume I has neat professional repairs to inner hinges, rear joint, and spine ends, with light darkening at ends, gilt imprint a little flaked; volume VI has one very small brown spot on the spine; volume II has a hairline crack to front inner hinge neatly repaired; a fine set otherwise, no owner names or plates, the vulnerable white cloth remarkably clean. Edition of 1000 copies on handmade paper printed by Charles Whittingham of the Chiswick Press. 88 full- page woodcut illustrations (one double-page), 132 head and tailpieces, numerous woodcut initials, uniform illustration to front covers. Edited by the eminent book collector, bibliographer, and forger Thomas J. Wise. A very handsome production of this great classic of late 16th century English literature, an epic poem, one of the longest in the language, and still never completed. Considered by many to be Walter Crane's best work in black & white, it was his most extensive commission as a book illustrator, taking three years to complete. Note: heavy set, extra postage will be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43078
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  • BUFFUM, Imbrie
    STUDIES IN THE BAROQUE FROM MONTAIGNE TO ROTROU

    New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1964. Octavo, red cloth. pp (xvi), 256. Tidy ink owner name at top margin of front free endpaper, with ink date on the other side; sunning to spine and upper rear cover, else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hard Cover

    Book ID: 35001
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  • Jones, Alan & Richard Hitchcock, editors
    Studies On The Muwassah and The Kharja, Proceedings of The Exeter International Colloquium.

    Edition: First edition.

    Reading, England: Ithaca Press, for the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford University, 1991. pp (6), (iv), 197. Octavo, dark blue boards. Inscribed by editor Hitchcock at front. Near fine in like jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 34592
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  • DEYERMOND, Alan & Ian Macpherson, editors (Keigh Whinnom)
    THE AGE OF THE CATHOLIC MONARCHS, 1474-1516: Literary Studies in Memory of Keith Whinnom

    Liverpool University Press, 1989. Quarto, card covers. pp (xii), 211 + frontispiece portrait. Ink name and date at front, else fine. A special issue of the Bulltin of Hispanic Studies. Most contributions are in English, but some are in Spanish.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 34984
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  • TROLLOPE, Anthony
    THE AMERICAN SENATOR

    Edition: First Canadian edition.

    Toronto: Belford Brothers, 1877. Octavo, green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, dark brown endpapers. pp (viii), 420. Bit of rubbing to endpapers; book a little leaned; yellowing to page edges; ink name at top of half-title; light foxing to early leaves; VG clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise, inner hinges not cracked. A piracy published the same year as the London edition. It came in a variety of binding colours.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41288
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  • TROLLOPE, Anthony
    THE AMERICAN SENATOR

    Detroit, Michigan: Craig and Taylor. American issue of the Toronto: Belford, 1877, first Canadian edition, with the Belford spine imprint. Octavo, rose cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, brown endpapers. pp (viii), 420. Sunning and damp spotting to binding; rubbing to endpapers; ink name on verso of hal-title leaf (Napanee, Ontario); page edges yellowed; light foxing early and late; two small brown spots on spine; in all, a good copy, inner hinges not cracked, text clean and unworn. A piracy. Sadleir notes this "curious" edition (in green cloth) in the addenda to his Trollope bibliography. Very scarce.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41289
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  • THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY. Now for the first time With the Latin completely given in translation and embodied in an all-English text. Edited by Floyd Dell and Paul Jordan-Smith. In two volumes by BURTON, Robert
    BURTON, Robert
    THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY. Now for the first time With the Latin completely given in translation and embodied in an all-English text. Edited by Floyd Dell and Paul Jordan-Smith. In two volumes

    New York: Doran, 1927. Two volumes. Quarter parchment and cream boards, parchment tips, top edges gilt, bound-in ribbon markers. #304 of an edition of 500 numbered copies. pp (2), (xx), 2, (489), [3]; (12), 491-(1035). Index. Spines lightly foxed; Vol. I has a half inch tear at head and at foot; Vol. II has scratches to the front board; page edges yellowed; text paper lightly toned, pencil signature at front of each, else a VG+ pair, lacking the slipcase. 3 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49745
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  • GILBERT, W.S.
    THE 'BAB" BALLADS. MORE "BAB" BALLADS

    Edition: First edition.

    London: John Camden Hotten / George Routledge, 1869 and [1873]. Two volumes, both first editions. Bound in full dark green crushed morocco by Bayntun, spines with five raised bands, red and blue labels, elaborately gilt-decorated compartments, sides with double gilt filet, gilt-decorated turn ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt with original cloth covers (trimmed) at rear. Tissue guards for frontispieces and ads at rear are present. In a green cloth slipcase. A fine pair. Slipcase has some sunning, else fine. Lovely gift-quality pair. Popular verse published before Gilbert famously teamed up with Sullivan. Comic illustrations by the author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 30449
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  • THE BEAUTIES OF BURKE. Choice selections from his works by BURKE, Edmund (1729-97)
    BURKE, Edmund (1729-97)
    THE BEAUTIES OF BURKE. Choice selections from his works

    New York: Leavitt & Allen, 1856. Small, palm-size book, page height 10.8 cm. Original brown cloth elaborately decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. pp 160, [2]. Some foxing, mainly early and late; bit of rubbing to gilt on rear cover; else a fine copy, no owner names. Burke, the great 18th century Irish-British statesman and orator, supporter of the American Revolution, opponent of the French Revolution, is often credited with being the philosophical founder of modern conservative political thought. Would make a nice little gift for a right-leaning friend.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38794
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  • POE, Edgar Allan (Edmund Dulac)
    THE BELLS and Other Poems. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.

    Edition: First US edition.

    New York & London: Hodder and Stoughton, no date (1912). Quarto. Original dark blue cloth decorated in blind on spine and front cover, gilt lettered, gilt decorated endpapers. 28 colour plates with captioned tissue guards inserted, 10 illustrations on tinted background in text. Cover design by Frank Hazen. A fine, bright and tight copy, no owner names, no rubbing to binding or gilt lettering. Variant binding colour not noted by Hughey A29c. Note: 2 kg parcel, please enquire for shipping rate..

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 21277
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  • SUE, Eugene
    THE BLACKSMITH'S HAMMER, or the peasant code: A tale of the Grand Monarch. Translated from the original French by Daniel De Leon

    New York: Labor News Co, 1910. In the uniform binding of maroon cloth gilt. VG copy, no owner names.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41526
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  • FLYNN, Carol Houlihan
    THE BODY IN SWIFT AND DEFOE

    Edition: First edition.

    Cambridge University Press, 1990. Green boards. pp (viii), 231. Index. Corner crease to half a dozen leaves, else fine. Spine of pink dust jacket faded to white, unworn otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 52156
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  • THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. Translated from the Arabic by Captain Sir R.F. Burton. Reprinted from the original edition and edited by... (12 volume set) by SMITHERS, Leonard C., editor (Sir Richard F. Burton)
    SMITHERS, Leonard C., editor (Sir Richard F. Burton)
    THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. Translated from the Arabic by Captain Sir R.F. Burton. Reprinted from the original edition and edited by... (12 volume set)

    London: H.S. Nichols, 1894. "Library Edition". Twelve volume set, tall octavos, original black cloth elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. Cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; some bumps to outer corners; some tissue guards creased, a few chipped or loose, a few wanting; page edges yellowed; nicks and soft creases to spine ends; volume 6 has cloth creases to lower half of spine; else a VG set, no owner names, tight in the bindings, gilt bright, attractive. The original Burton translation was privately published by the Kama Shastra Society in 10 volumes in 1885. (The Society had two members and was a legal device for avoiding prosecution for obscenity. The edition gave Benares as…

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    London: H.S. Nichols, 1894. "Library Edition". Twelve volume set, tall octavos, original black cloth elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. Cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; some bumps to outer corners; some tissue guards creased, a few chipped or loose, a few wanting; page edges yellowed; nicks and soft creases to spine ends; volume 6 has cloth creases to lower half of spine; else a VG set, no owner names, tight in the bindings, gilt bright, attractive. The original Burton translation was privately published by the Kama Shastra Society in 10 volumes in 1885. (The Society had two members and was a legal device for avoiding prosecution for obscenity. The edition gave Benares as place of publication, but it was in reality published in Britain). The present edition "omits given passages in dreadful taste, whose elimination will be mourned by no one." It was not illustrated. Note: 12 kg parcel, extra postage WILL be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46476
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  • BROCKMAN, H.A.N. [William Beckford].
    THE CALIPH OF FONTHILL

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Werner Laurie, 1956. Octavo, 219 pp. Grey cloth, endpaper maps, index, plates. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has small chips and tears to tips of lightly darkened and slightly rubbed spine; sticker scar on front panel; VG otherwise. Introduction by Nikolaus Pevsner. Biography of William Beckford.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 20483
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  • THE COLLOQUIES OF DESIDERIUS ERASMUS concerning men, manners, and things. Translated into English by N. Bailey and edited, with notes by the Rev. E. Johnson, M.A. In three volumes by ERASMUS, Desiderius
    ERASMUS, Desiderius
    THE COLLOQUIES OF DESIDERIUS ERASMUS concerning men, manners, and things. Translated into English by N. Bailey and edited, with notes by the Rev. E. Johnson, M.A. In three volumes

    London: Gibbings, 1900. Quarter bound in brown cloth and grey boards, title pages in red and black. Vol. I has a frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Copious notes at rear of each volume. Armorial bookplate at front of each, slight yellowing to endpapers and page edges; bit of wear to outer corners of boards; else a fine copy of this tidy edition. A reprint, with additions, of Bailey's 18th century translation. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47696
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  • SIDNEY, Sir Philip
    THE COMPLETE POEMS OF SIR PHILIP SIDNEY,. For the first time Collected and Collated with the Original and Early Editions and MSS. And in the Quarto Form. A hitherto Uningraved Portrait (Formerly in Possession of Fulke-Greville, Lord Brooke) ...

    No place (Blackburn, England): Printed for Private Circulation, 1873. The title page continues "and other Illustrations. With essay on the Life and Writings, and Notes and Illustrations, by the Rev. Alexander B. Grosart." Two volumes. Original brown moiré cloth sides, later spines of black morocco lettered and ruled in gilt. I: pp lx, 233, [3] + frontispiece portrait and 2 other plates. 2 vignettes in text. II: pp (viii), 313 + 4 plates. Notes and glossarial index at rear. Yellowing to page edges; slight sunning to margins of covers; bump to lower outer corners of vol. I; else a VG clean, tight and unworn pair. Bookplate at front of each volume of H.S.W. Edwardes. A volume in Grosart's renowned Fuller Worthies' Library series, edition of only 100 copies. 3.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49610
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  • SHAKESPEARE, William
    THE COMPLETE WORKS: Original-Spelling Edition. Editors Stanley Wells, Gary Taylor, John Jowett, and William Montgomery...

    Edition: First of this edition

    Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press (Oxford University Press), 1986. Thick quarto, dark blue cloth. Pp (2), (lxiv), 1456. Bound in ribbon marker. Tidy ink owner name at top of front free endpaper, with a date on the other side at top, else fine. Dust jacket has some creases, VG otherwise. A landmark in Shakespeare studies, this version of The Complete Oxford Shakespeare is the first critical edition of the complete works in the original spelling and punctuation. It is based on the most thorough examination ever undertaken of the nature and authority of the earliest manuscripts, representing eight years of work by a team of British and American scholars. The works are arranged in conjectural order of composition based on…

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    Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press (Oxford University Press), 1986. Thick quarto, dark blue cloth. Pp (2), (lxiv), 1456. Bound in ribbon marker. Tidy ink owner name at top of front free endpaper, with a date on the other side at top, else fine. Dust jacket has some creases, VG otherwise. A landmark in Shakespeare studies, this version of The Complete Oxford Shakespeare is the first critical edition of the complete works in the original spelling and punctuation. It is based on the most thorough examination ever undertaken of the nature and authority of the earliest manuscripts, representing eight years of work by a team of British and American scholars. The works are arranged in conjectural order of composition based on the new research, and where the opportunity for choice existed, the spelling and punctuation of the text closest to Shakespeare's own manuscript has been chosen. With this Original Spelling Edition scholars and general readers have for the first time the uncensored text of Henry IV and the original titles of three other plays, edited texts of King Lear both as Shakespeare originally wrote it and as it was revised for performance years later. Additional features include major textual alternatives, first versions and deleted lines. Stage directions have been reconsidered in light of the play's original staging and many directions have been added.Conjectural stage directions and speech prefixes are identified in brackets. A general introduction, brief introductions to each work, and an essay on the language of Shakespeare's time are provided. Note: 5kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 34423
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