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C.H. St John Hornby's vellum copy of the Ashendene Press. Dante. De Zilverdistel Rare Books - Catalogue Three
1 C.H. St John Hornby's vellum copy of the Ashendene Press. Dante. De Zilverdistel Rare Books - Catalogue Three
Antwerpen, Belgium De Zilverdistel Rare Books 1996 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 
Hardcover in cloth binding with gilt motif on front cover in Fine condition, dustwrapper in Fine condition. First edition, pp LIX, 69, colour illustrations. A detailed look at the C.H. St John Hornby's vellum copy of the Ashendene Press. Dante. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
 
 
Five Cummington Poems
2 Five Cummington Poems
Cummington Press 1939 Limited Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 
Stapled pamphlet with green paper wraps, minor edge rubbing and slight creasing to rear cover but otherwise in Very Good+ condition. Limited edition of 300 printed especially for the Association of Friends of the Cummington School, pp 8, Poems by Samuel French Morse, William Bronk, Henry Duncan and Jane Ward. Prelude to the Cummington Press. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
 
 
Sotheby's: The Maurice F. Neville Collection of Modern Literature.
3 Sotheby's: The Maurice F. Neville Collection of Modern Literature.
Sotheby's 2004 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 
Illustrated card covers, slight creasing to first page and light shelfwear to covers but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 260, colour illustrations throughout. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Acrostics in Prose and Verse., A.E.H.
4 A.E.H. Acrostics in Prose and Verse.
London Thomas Bosworth 1867 3rd Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Small hardcover (15x10cm approx), cloth covered boards with gilt titles, all edges gilt, some shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition. Third edition, pp 280. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
Wuthering Heights, Bell, Ellis (Emily Bronte), Bell, Acton (Anne Bronte)
5 Bell, Ellis (Emily Bronte), Bell, Acton (Anne Bronte) Wuthering Heights
W. Nicholson & Sons New Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Hardcover in publisher's original green cloth with blind stamped floral pattern to front cover and blind stamped floral motif to rear; gilt title to front cover and spine; some slight rubbing and shelfwear to cloth, new end papers sympathetically bound in; some slight browning to pages and text block but otherwise in Very Good and tight condition. New edition published after the death of Emily Bronte in 1848 and Anne in 1849, pp 388 plus 12 pages of publisher's advertisements. Wuthering Heights by Ellis Bell (Emily Bronte) and Agnes Grey by Acton Bell (Anne Bronte) with a biographical notice by Currer Bell (Charlotte Bronte) The biographical notice compiled by Currer Bell (Charlotte Bronte) about her sisters is dated 1850, but this is probably a later edition because it has a different pagination to the Smith Elder publication. Nevertheless, it is an early edition of this work and is still a scarce item. 
Price: 400.00 GBP
 
 
This Son of Vulcan., Besant, Walter & Rice, James.
6 Besant, Walter & Rice, James. This Son of Vulcan.
Chatto & Windus New Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Hardcover in original quarter leather binding and cloth reinforced corners with marbled paper covered boards, some damage to edge of spine possibly from worm, light wear to head and foot of spine, previous owners bookplate on front end paper "Colonel T. Innes of Learney" but otherwise in Very Good condition. "New Edition" c. late 1800s, pp 392. "This Son of Vulcan. By the authors of Ready-Money Mortiboy. With James Rice." 
Price: 50.00 GBP
 
 
Poems in the Porch., Betjeman, John & Piper, John.
7 Betjeman, John & Piper, John. Poems in the Porch.
S.P.K.C. 1954. 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 
Pamphlet with stapled card covers, some discolouration and marks to cover but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, unpaginated, coloured line drawings in text. A collection of poems. S22. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
Craft Dinner, bpNichol. (Nichol, Barrie Philip)
8 bpNichol. (Nichol, Barrie Philip) Craft Dinner
Toronto Aya Press 1978 0920544045 / 9780920544044 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Book Signed by Author(s)
Hardcover in cloth covered boards in Fine condition, dustwrapper with small amount of wear to top of spine but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Limited edition of 100 [56], signed by author, unpaginated. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
 
 
Craft Dinner, bpNichol. (Nichol, Barrie Philip)
9 bpNichol. (Nichol, Barrie Philip) Craft Dinner
Toronto Aya Press 1978 0920544045 / 9780920544044 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Book Signed by Author(s)
Hardcover in original quarter leather with gilt titles and ruling, buckram over boards in Fine condition, Fine slipcase with gilt motif. Limited edition of 26 specially hand bound, each containing a page from "An Ilphabet Primer" hand drawn by the author, this being the letter W, unpaginated. 
Price: 300.00 GBP
 
 
I And Thou., Buber, Martin.
10 Buber, Martin. I And Thou.
T. & T. Clark 1947 4th Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 
Card wraps with some shelf and edgewear but otherwise in Very Good condition. Fourth edition, pp xiii, 120, 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
A Christmas Recipe., Burgess, Anthony.
11 Burgess, Anthony. A Christmas Recipe.
Plain Wrapper Press 1977 Limited Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book Testa, Fulvio. 
Saddle stitched booklet in tan paper wraps with French fold style text block with rough cut pages, some light fading to covers and very light shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Limited edition of 180, unpaginated but 8 pp, inside of front wrap has seasons greeting from Plain Wrapper Press and all involved in the publication, illustration in red ink by Fulvio Testa, single page poem on how to make a delicious trifle. Anthony Burgess' rarest work. Very Rare Title. 
Price: 1250.00 GBP
 
 
No Man's Meat., Callaghan, Morley.
12 Callaghan, Morley. No Man's Meat.
Paris Edward W. Titus 1931 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book Signed and Inscribed by Author(s)
Hardcover in original quarter buckram binding with pink paper over boards and title label in Fine condition, original glassine wrapper slightly browned but otherwise Very Good, contained in a folding buckram box with leather label with gilt title made by the previous owner. Limited edition of 525 [456], signed and inscribed by author on ffep, signed by author on colophon, pp 42. Scarce Signed limited edition by Canadian author Morley Callaghan. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
 
 
The Defense of the Sugar Islands., Cassity, Turner.
13 Cassity, Turner. The Defense of the Sugar Islands.
Symposium Press 1974 Limited Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book Signed by Author(s)
Card covers with paper wraps, some light shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Limited edition of 275 [13], Signed by Author, pp 25. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
The Defense of the Sugar Islands., Cassity, Turner.
14 Cassity, Turner. The Defense of the Sugar Islands.
Symposium Press 1974 Limited Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book Signed by Author(s)
Card covers with paper wraps, some light shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Limited edition of 275 [13], Signed by Author, pp 25. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
How I Became A Vegetarian., Cobden-Sanderson, Annie.
15 Cobden-Sanderson, Annie. How I Became A Vegetarian.
Press of the Pegacycle Lady 1983 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Book 
Hardcover in quarter natural linen, grey paper boards with titles in black with rough cut hand made paper, Fine+ condition. Limited edition of 100, pp 8. This little book was originally printed in an edition of a few copies only at the Doves Press in 1908, The Press of the Pegacycle Lady reprinted it line for line in 1983 in Centaur type on handmade Hayle paper. Scarce title. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
 
 
The Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge., Coleridge, Derwent and Sara.
16 Coleridge, Derwent and Sara. The Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Edward Moxon, 1852. 1852 New Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Hardback copy in very good condition. In original publisher's binding. No dustwrapper, as issued. Full leather cover with gilt edges and spine, all edge marbling with title set in red leather. Marbled front end papers, pp388, fine frontispiece engraving of Coleridge, with tissue guard. Previous owner's name in pencil on title sheet. Edited by Derwent and Sara Coleridge, this edition is one to treasure for lovers of the romantic poets. Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
 
 
Yokohama Garland and Other Poems., Coppard, A.E.
17 Coppard, A.E. Yokohama Garland and Other Poems.
Centaur Press 1926 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good Book Esherick, Wharton. Signed by Author & Illustrator
Hardcover with tan cloth spine with title label, blue patterned paper covered boards, some bumping to corners but otherwise in Very Good condition. Signed Limited edition of 500 [86], vignettes by Wharton Esherick (also signed by him to rear), pp 74. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
 
 
Charles XII of Sweden: A Character and Two Poems with an Introduction by Eveline Cruickshanks., Cruickshanks, Eveline.
18 Cruickshanks, Eveline. Charles XII of Sweden: A Character and Two Poems with an Introduction by Eveline Cruickshanks.
Brisbane Locks' Press 1983 0959485848 / 9780959485844 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Book Signed by Editor
Hardcover in decorative paper over boards with title label on spine, with patterned endpapers and printed on Barcham Green's Chatham Vellum white flax hand made paper, in Fine condition. Signed by Editor and Printer, Limited edition of 40 [25], pp 27, frontispiece is two engravings by the editor. Effigies corporis &? animi Caroli XII sueciae regis /? a Polono nobili descripta =? A character of Charles XII of Sweden, by a Polish nobleman On the King of Sweden's defeat at Poltava + Supra stragem Regis Sueciae ad Pultavam An epistle to the King of Sweden, from a Lady of Great Britain (Susanna Centlivre) 1717. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
 
 
An Enquiry into The Reading of the Lower Classes., Davies, David W.
19 Davies, David W. An Enquiry into The Reading of the Lower Classes.
Grant Dahlstrom 1970 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 
Hardcover with decorative cloth over boards and gilt titles on cloth spine, Fine condition, plain paper dustwrapper, slightly faded and marked with a few small closed tears repaired internally but otherwise in Very Good condition. Limited edition of 250, pp xii,92,colour frontis and 17 b&w illustrations throughout. A brief history of lower class reading from 1800-1850 in the UK. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
Ourika: Translated into English with an Introduction and Epilogue by John Fowles., De Durfort, Claire & Fowles, John (translator)
20 De Durfort, Claire & Fowles, John (translator) Ourika: Translated into English with an Introduction and Epilogue by John Fowles.
Austin W. Thomas Taylor 1977 Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine Book Signed by Editor
Hardcover in quarter blue Morocco with gilt ruling and titles to spine, marbled paper over boards, some small scratches to marbled paper but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Limited edition of 500 copies, Signed by translator John Fowles on p64, pp 65. Ourika is a story based on the life of a woman who was purchased as a child (in or around 1786) by the Chevalier de Boufflers, the colonial administrator of Senegal, and given as a gift to the de Beauvau family. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
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