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ALS to Mary Watson including 4-line riddle.
n.d. [c. Summer 1870]. 1pp. (140 x 90mm). 12 lines in ink. Letter folded for mailing, "Mary" written on verso. A little soiled along external folds, very good and perfectly legible. A charming note from Dodgson to his child friend Mary Watson testing her with a riddle of his own... more

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Catalogue of the Browning Collection.
The University of Texas, 1966. 8vo, 120 pp. Original white cloth lettered in brown on the upper board and backstrip, illustrated endpapers, pictorial dustjacket. Fine in a lightly toned dustjacket. Limited to 1000 copies. With entries for over 400 items from the Texas University collections including many manuscripts and letters.... more

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John Leech His Life and Work. In Two Volumes.
London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1891. 2 vols., 8vo, xvi, 268; viii, 306, 48 pp. Portrait frontispiece and numerous plates and in-text illustrations. With 48pp. publisher's catalogue dated November 1881. Original red cloth, backstrips lettered in gilt, gilt device on upper covers. Cloth a little rubbed and spotted, frontispiece of... more

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A Collector's Comment on his First Editions of the Works of Sir Walter Scott.
San Francisco: Gelber, Lilienthal, Inc., 1932. 8vo, (viii), 156, (1) pp. Frontispiece portrait and 6 facsimile plates. Original blue boards, grey cloth backstrip, printed paper labels. Grey cloth on upper board faintly spotted, book plate of John Howell, very good. First edition, one of 400 copies printed at the Grabhorn... more

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The Literary Career of James Boswell, Esq.
Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1929. 8vo, xliv, 335 pp. Illustrated with facsimile reproductions of several title pages. Original black cloth, printed paper backstrip label (toned and a little chipped), second backstrip label laid in. A largely unopened copy, a little age-toned but very good overall. First edition of this... more

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A Bibliography of the Works of Winston Churchill. Second Revised Edition.
St. Paul's Bibliographies No. 1., 1979. 8vo, 406 pp. Photographic portrait frontispiece. Blue cloth, gilt titled backstrip, ribbon marker, yellow dust-jacket printed in black. Near fine with dust-jacket just a little rubbed. First published by Nicholas Vane Ltd in 1963 the second edition adds to the first edition "by incorporating... more

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Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Their Correspondence.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. 8vo, xvii, 385, xiii, (i, colophon) pp. Quarter black cloth, green cloth boards, gilt stamped with titled and decorations. Gilt a little faded, board tips bumped, clean within but for marks left by a paperclip as page marker and one instance of underlining, small... more

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The Good Lion, Illustrated by Francesca Ivancich Scapinelli.
San Francisco: The Bradstreet Press, 1998. 8vo, [32]pp. Nine full-color illustrations reproduced from original paintings, printed using offset lithography. Hand sewn and bound over boards using imported cloth. An illustration is set into the cover. The types are Monotype Bembo and handset Lydian Cursive printed letterpress from metal type. The... more

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The Doors of Perception.
New York: Harper & Brothers, [1961]. Sm. 8vo, 79 pp. Original black cloth, silver-lettered backstrip, in the original dust-jacket printed in blue, unclipped and priced $1.95. Board tips slightly rubbed otherwise a fine copy in a lightly soiled and rubbed dust-jacket. With additional ephemera as described below. Later printing, signed... more

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Letters on the most common, as well as important, occasions in life, by Cicero, Pliny, Voiture, Balzac, St. Evremont, Locke, Ld Lansdowne, Temple, Dryden, Garth, Pope, Gay, Swift, Rowe, and other writers of distinguish’d Merit; with many original letters and cards, by the editor. Who has also prefix’d, A Dissertation on the Epistolary Stile; With proper Directions for addressing Persons of Rank and Eminence. For the use of young gentlemen and ladies.
London : printed for J. Newbery, in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, 1756. 12mo, xxvi, (6), 352pp. title-page toned and re-attached, text block close-trimmed to fore-edge (but no loss of text), bookplate of Dudley Wilson on rear pastedown (rubbed with loss), red edges, mid 19th century dark green half morocco, rubbed, slight wear at... more

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Original Leaves from the First Four Folios of the Plays of William Shakespeare, 1623, 1632, 1663, 1685 (with an Introductory Essay by Edwin Elliott Willoughby).
San Francisco: David Magee, 1935. Folio, [30]pp., with preliminary text, facsimiles of the title to each folio followed by the original leaf, colophon. Original quarter red morocco over pattern paper boards, corners lightly rubbed, backstrip with some restoration, pleasant bookplate with the motto "Nunc mihi, mox aliis" (Now mine, soon... more

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American Silver: Garvan and Other Collections in the Yale University Art Gallery.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1970. 2 vols. 4to, 344; 300 pp. Illustrated in black and white. Original grey cloth, printed titles on backstrips. Original black card slipcase. Bindings a little rubbed but internally very clean. An extensively annotated catalouge of the Yale silver collection formed by Francis... more

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A Handlist of the various Books, Pamphlets, Prefaces, Notes, Articles, Reviews and Letters written about Joseph Conrad...
Brookville PA: 1932. Slim 8vo, (4), 23pp. Original gray printed wrappers. A scarce little pamphlet by Curle listing everything he ever wrote about his friend Conrad; it was limited to 250 copies privately issued. ... more

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An Alphabet of Indians.
New York: Russell, 1900. Folio, 57 unnumbered pages with facing full-page plates. Original illustrated boards, quarter leather backstrip, recased with new endpapers. First and only edition. Short descriptions of Indian tribes, alphabetically arranged; with full-page plates and illustrations by the author. Seemingly rare -- no copy ever at auction, no... more

$275.00

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Solstice & Other Poems.
Random House: New York, 1935. 8vo, tan linen back with decorative blue boards, printed paper backstrip label. 151 pp. Two woodcut decorations by Mallette Dean; one initial in gilt and 19 in red by Joseph Sinel. With the rare plain dust-jacket, a very good copy with an inscription at the... more

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Water Colour Rendering-Suggestions by Jules Guerin [19] [&] Maxfield Parrish [1]. Twenty Plates. "Students' Edition."
J. H. Hansen, Publisher: Cleveland, (c. 1915). Folio, original gray boards,white printed label on upper cover. Twenty color plates, each measuring approx. 7-1/4 x 5 inches (18.3 x 12.5 cm.), tipped onto stiff card mounts, numbered in the upper corners. A good copy of this scarce portfolio. First edition thus... more

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The Limerick. 1700 Examples, with Notes, Variants and Index.
Paris: Les Hautes Êtudes, 1953. 4to, xiii, [3], 517, [3]pp. Original cream wrappers printed in red and black, backstrip browned, otherwise very good and partly unopened. Only edition. 'The largest collection of Limericks ever published, erotic or otherwis. Less than two thirds of these seventeen hundred examples had ever before... more

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Aria da Capo. (A Play in One Act).
[London]: The Chapbook No. 14, August 1920. Slim 4to, 24pp. plus ads. Original pictorial wrappers by Albert Rutherston, chipped,preserved in a quarter brown morocco slipcase lettered in glt. First printing. Also in the slipcase is The Chapbook No. 13 July 1920 (13 New Poems by Contemporary Poets) with poems by... more

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The King of the Golden River. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
London: Harrap, 1932. 8vo. 48pp. With 4 color plates and 15 black and white illustrations. Original printed paper boards, dust-jacket. A fine copy. Trade edition. John Ruskin (1819-1900), "English author and artist, whose The King of the Golden River might be regarded as the first English fairy story for children.... more

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There's a Birdie in the Cage.
London: Grayson and Grayson, 1935. Slim 8vo, [64]pp., one full-page b/w illustration by Joy Lloyd. Original green cloth stamped in gilt, dust-jacket slightly worn and chipped. First edition, limited to 285 copies, this being #194 signed by the author. The Grayson Books series No. 10. "Ó Faoláin was born John... more

$175.00

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. From the Sketch Book of Washington Irving.
New York: Harper & Brothers for the University Press, 1897. Slim small 8vo, 61pp. With a full-page b/w woodcut and a vignette at the head of the first leaf, by Will Bradley. Original gray boards, upper cover with a Bradley b/w woodcut, backstrip with printed paper label rubbed. First edition... more

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Hints Toward Reforms, in Lectures, Addresses, and Other Writings.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1850. 8vo, 400pp. Original red cloth, backstrip varnished, slight chip at head of backstrip, very good. First edition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by Horace Greeley "Rev. Edmund H. Chafin, with the sincere regards of Horace Greeley, New York, May 24, 1850." DAB notes:... more

$375.00

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Elegy on Dead Fashion. Illustrated by Thomas Lowinsky.
Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, London, 1926. 8vo, (6), 22pp. With a frontispiece and 7 color prints by Thomas Lowinsky. Original yellow cloth, lettered in black on the upper cover, black ruled border. Small repair to dust-jacket, split along hinge almost invisible and preserved in mylar, a very good bright copy.... more

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood. With Illustrations.
London: Chapman & Hall, 193, Piccadilly, [April - September, 1870]. 8vo., six parts, 36, [1]-32, [2], [4], [4], [8], [1 fold-out]; 20, 33-64, [4], [2]; 20, 65-96, [2], [1], [4], 8, [8]; 24, 97-128, [4], [4], [2]; 20, 129-160, [1], [4]; 18, 161-190, [2], [viii], [4], [4] pp., 14 engraved... more

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Boydell’s Graphic Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare; Consisting of a Series of Prints Forming an Elegant and useful Companion to the Various Editions of his Works, Engraved from Pictures purposely painted By the very first Artists and lately exhibited at the Shakespeare Gallery.
London: Mess. Boydell & Co., London, Cheapside, [1803]. Large 4to (12.75 x x 16.75 inches), [7] ff., + engraved title page, frontispiece, 2 portraits and 97 plates illustrating the most-famous scenes from Shakespeare. In the de luxe binding of publisher’s straight-grain red morocco gilt, gilt-extra backstrip, gilt design on both... more

$9,500.00

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