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1 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation A Bibliography

Kodansha International Ltd

1979, 1st Edition: 4to, Hardcover: VG, VG-
311pp, compiled by The International House of Japan Library. VG copy in faded dw. X004315 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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2 The Memoirs of a Lady of Quality Being Lady Vane's Memoirs

Peter Davies

1925, Limited Edition: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Original cream and gilt striped paper covered boards with gilt titling to spine, some damage to lower spine, 138pp, with fine colour illustrations, a limited edition of 500 copies on mould-made paper of which this is No 353. These memoirs are taken from the novel Peregrine Pickle by Tobias Smollett X008268 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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3 The Posthumous Works of Laurence Sterne Vol VI

Privately Printed

1783, 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Full parchment binding, soiled and marked, stated to be Vol V on spine but VI internally, 227pp, some pencil marks in margins and underlining, and 3 ink annotations not affecting text, light intermittent browning, the chief work in this vol being 'The Koran'. X002285 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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4 Novellieri Italiani : Matteo Bandello Twelve Stories
Bandello Matteo
John C Nimmo

1895, 1st Thus: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
Original brown cloth with gilt titling, spine darkened, 342pp, slight foxing. Twelve stories selected and done into English with a memoir of the author by Percy Pinkerton. X010240 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The San Greal : An Inquiry into the Origin and Signification of the Romances of the San Greal, Bergmann F G
5 The San Greal : An Inquiry into the Origin and Signification of the Romances of the San Greal
Bergmann F G
Edmonston and Douglas

1870, 1st: 12mo, Half Leather: VG-, 
65pp. Some foxing to first and last few pages, otherwise a VG clean copy. Contemporary red half-leather over marbled boards, gilt titling to spine, edges a little rubbed. Bookplate of Cardiff Castle to front paste-down. 015960 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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6 The Professor's Wife
Berthold Auerbach
John W Parker

1851, 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall, Hardcover: Nr Fine, 
Original green blind-stamped cloth with gilt titling, spine heavily faded, some lighter fading to cloth, 196pp, translated from the German by William Whewell and with ink inscription to title page by him to Lady Marion Alford. Whewell was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge and Lady Alford was a hugely respected authority on needlework. X006115 
Price: 240.00 GBP
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7 Aftermath : Selected Writings 1960-2010
Blythe Ronald
Black Dog Books
0954928695 / 9780954928698
2010, 1st: Large 8vo, Hard Cover: VG, VG
Inscribed by Author on Title page 'with love from Ronnie'. 487pp. VG copy in dust wrapper, just minor signs of wear. Scarce. 013338 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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8 The Mirror of Kong Ho
Bramah, Ernest
Grant Richards and Humphrey Toulmin

1929, New Edition: 8vo, Original Cloth: Very Good, 
This is the new edition with JC Squire preface, 1st thus. Extremities a little rubbed, and some very minor marks on the (black) covers, and shelf marks on the page block, but generally not a bad copy, and the interior is clean and unmarked X020148 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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9 Cook-a-Hoop : A Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press January 1950 -December 1961
Chamber David & Sandford Christopher
Private Libraries Association
0900002034 / 9780900002038
1976, 1st: Tall 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG
Bibliograpgy of the books printed by this famous Private Press from September 1949 to December 1961 and a listing of Prospecturses 1920-62 with illsutraions from the books. 126pp. VG copy in dw. 014413 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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10 Our Mutual Friend
Charles Dickens
Chapman & Hall

1865, 1st: Large 8vo, Half Leather: VG, 
Two volumes in one, bound in black half-leather, with green leather boards, gilt decorated spine with raised bands, gilt title, some wear and rubbing to black leather, marbled endpapers, with front cover of original part work dated May 1864 bound in, and with both half-title pages, 320+309pp, with illustrations by Marcus Stone. VG clean copy without foxing etc. X010545 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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11 Sunday Under Three Heads
Charles Dickens [Timothy Sparks pseudonym]
Chapman & Hall

1885, Facsimile of First Edition: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Green quarter leather and marbled boards, leather scuffed and worn on edges and at head and tail of spine, gilt titling, in three sections As It Is 18pp, As Sabbath Bills Would Make It 34pp, and As It Might Be Made 49pp, a facsimile, c.1885 limited to 250 copies, of the original published in 1836, illustrated. X003237 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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12 A Myth of Shakespeare
Charles Williams
Oxford University Press

1928, 1st Edition: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Original paper covered boards decorated with red and white images of Shakespeare, spine faded, 146pp, a very clean copy, no inscriptions. X002943 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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13 Walt Whitman: Critical Assessments (4 Volume set)
Clarke Graham
Helm Information
187340316X / 9781873403167
1994, 1st: 8vo, Leatherette: Fine, 
4 volume set. Fine copies in green leatherette boards, in original card slipcase which is split and repaired . c.2100 pp. Very Heavy - UKpostage 8.95. 016282 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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14 The Spy
Cooper James Fenimore
Baudry's European Library

1835, 2nd (revised): 8vo, Cloth: VG, 
A rare early French printing of the revised edition of this classic tale of the American War of Independence, ist published 1822. 400pp, a little scattered foxing, otherwise a VG copy in green cloth boards, slightly spilit on rear spine edge. 013457 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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15 Tales of the Hall
Crabbe George
JOHN MURRAY

1819, 1st: 8vo, Half Leather: VG, 
2 volume set. Rebound in half-calf with marbled boards, gilt titling ,on red labels, and decoration to spines which are both faded, xxiv/326pp and viii/353pp, half titles missing, slight foxing in both volumes. X001927 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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16 The Life-History of Alexander Anderson ("Surfaceman")
Cuthbertson David
Privately Printed

1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
Biography of the 19th Century Scottish Poet Alexander Anderson. 139pp, 4 portrait illustrations. VG copy in original green cloth, just a little worn on edges. Privately printed for the Author - undated but generally considered to be c.1929. Very scarce. 014356 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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17 Twist of Fate and Other Stories
Deramore, Arthur
Deramore

1992, 1st English Edition: 8vo, Soft Card Cover: Very Good, 
Clean unmarked interior, faint age marks on cover. Scarce privately published collection by Lord Deramore, inscribed by him 'for dear Henry [Maxwell] with love from Arthur & Janet [Deramore] 54pp X020165 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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18 Sketches By Boz
Dickens Charles
Chapman & Hall

1839, 1st Thus: 8vo, Half Leather: VG-, 
1st edition of the one volume edition,in black half-leather, with green leather boards, gilt decorated spine with raised bands, gilt title, some wear and rubbing to black leather, marbled endpapers, frontispiece, engraved and printed title pages, 526pp, marbled page edges,with 40 illustrations by George Cruikshank, discoloured edges. Some intermittent foxing. X010546 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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19 That Line of Darkness Volume One
Douglas Robert A
Encompass
0987725890 / 9780987725899
2012, 2nd: 8vo, Card: VG, 
Volume 1 the Shadow of Dracula and the Great War. 445pp. Fine copy in card covers. 013342 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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20 That Line of Darkness Volume Two
Douglas Robert A
Encompass
1927664004 / 9781927664001
2013, 2nd: 8vo, Card: VG, 
Volume 2 - the Gothic from Lenin to bin Laden. 575pp. Fine copy in acrd covers 013343 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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21 After Shelley The Letters of Jefferson Hogg to Jane Williams
Ed Sylva Norman
Oxford University Press

1938, Reissue: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall, Hardcover: Very Good, Very Good
Original cloth and dustwrapper, 94pp. These letters from Shelley's friend and biographer and Jane Williams, widow of Edward Williams, who was drowned with the poet, whom he afterwards married, give an interesting and amusing picture of the strange circle that haunted Italy and scandalised British public opinion in the 1820s. X005497 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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22 The Life of Sir Walter Scott with Abbotsford Notanda
Ed W Chambers
W & R Chambers

1871, 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Green paper covered boards with red cloth spine, gilt titling, two works in one volume, The Life of Sir Walter Scott by Robert Chambers and Abbotsford Notanda by Robert Carruthers, 196pp, continuous pagination. Slight browning of paper and light foxing. X002444 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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23 George Puttenham The Arte of English Poesie
Edward Arber
Alex Murray & Son

1869, 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall, Full-Leather: Very Good, 
Original blue full leather, with raised bands and gilt titling to spine, 320pp, being volume VII in the English Reprint series. Ink signature to fep, some very slight foxing. X006012 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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24 The Adventures of David Simple
Fielding Sarah
George Routledge & Sons Ltd

1904, 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
Original blue blind-stamped cloth with gilt titling, spine faded, 349pp, endpapers browned, ink inscription and bookplate to front pastedown. X010530 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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25 Their Village
Gavin-Brown Wilfred
Ludgate Press Ltd

1958, 1st: Small 8vo, Hard Cover: VG, VG
129pp. Taking its title from Mitford's Our Village, this delightful semi-fictional countryside memoir is scarce. Clean unmarked copy, signed on front end-paper by author, in a VG wrapper (light marks on back only) X020187 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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26 Gli Eudemoni : An Italian Renaissance Comedy
Giraldi G B
Edwin Mellen Press
0773481915 / 9780773481916
1999, 1st Thus: Large 8vo, Cloth: VG, 
Medieval/Renaissance Studies Volume 19. Edited by Philip Horne. 140pp. VG copy in red cloth boards. Signed by Horne and includes several letters between Horne and a colleague relating to this work plus other notes of his. 013703 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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27 Poems By Thomas Gray
Gray. Thomas
Eton College Press

1894, New Edition: 4to, Full-Leather: Very Good, 
Exceptionally smart spine, with gold blocking and label. The leather of the covers has some marks, and the Eton crest in gold is a little dulled. Eton presentation inscribed from 'Edmundus Warne' to M.E. Balston, later a paper maker and co-author of Birds of Kent. Pages very clean apart from a minor scattering of foxing sporadically throughout. Even with the slight faults, a handsome volume. X020098 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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28 Clement Walton or the English Citizen
Gresley, Rev. W.
James Burns

1841, New Edition: 12mo, Hard Cover: Good+, 
Clean unmarked copy internally. Some foxing of the prelims which does not penetrate far. Slight tenderness of the inner front hinge, and shaken with exposure of swebbing at back, but binding secure. Spine slightly chipped at top and base, and minor colour fade X020072 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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29 On Some of Shakespeare's Female Characters
Helena Faucit, Lady Martin
William Blackwood & Sons

1888, 3rd (revised): 8vo, Vellum: VG, 
Original fine ivory vellum binding with gilt decoration and title to black label, all edges gilt. 364pp, some foxing to prelims, engraved frontispiece portrait of the authoress, leather presentation label to front pastedown. X011184 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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30 Annals of the Parish
John Galt
John Grant

1936, 16mo, Hardcover: VG, VG
Ten volume set, original cloth and dustwrappers, spines a little darkened, with full page illustrations by C E Brock, with a memoir of the author by D Storrar Meldrum and an introduction by S R Crockett. A VG set. There will be additional postage due to the weight of these volumes. X009990 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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