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A Tractate on Language with Observations on the French Tongue, Eastern Tongues and Times , and chapters on Literal Symbols, Philology and Letters of Speech, Rhyme, Time, and Longevity
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A Tractate on Language with Observations on the French Tongue, Eastern Tongues and Times , and chapters on Literal Symbols, Philology and Letters of Speech, Rhyme, Time, and Longevity

By Gyll, Gordon Willoughby James, Esq., of Wraysbury, Bucks.

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1860 Hardback, 140mm x 278mm tall (5.5" x 9" approx.). Pp ix, 388, plus Contents leaf and tipped-in Errata slip. Title-leaf printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, with minimal stamping &c. and a small chip to the lower free corner of the title leaf, otherwise good, in the original blind-decorated, dark-green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. Second Edition, Augmented and Revised. Decorated Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/w. 8vo..

$60.90

Johnsonian Gleanings, Part VI The Doctor's Life 1735-1740 [ Six 6 ]

By Reade, Aleyn Lyell

London: Privately Printed for the Author by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co. Ltd,, 1933 Hardback, 165mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xii, 314 + (i).+ a tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece plate Title-page printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold by Keele University Library with minimal markings. Light occasional spotting to prelims and closed-page edges, otherwise very good, in the original sand-coloured, buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title. [Each of the eleven volumes published by the Author from his home at Treleaven House, Blundellsands, Nr. Liverpool was issued in an un-numbered Limited Edition of 350 copies only.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/ws. Lge 8vo.. Limited to 350 Copies Only.

$40.60

Johnsonian Gleanings, Part X, Johnson's Early Life: The Final Narrative [ Ten 10 ]

By Reade, Aleyn Lyell

London: Privately Printed for the Author by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co. Ltd,, 1946 Hardback, 165mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xii, 224. Title-page printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold by Keele University Library with minimal markings. Light occasional spotting to the closed-page edges, otherwise very good, in the original sand-coloured, buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title. [Each of the eleven volumes published by the Author from his home at Treleaven House, Blundellsands, Nr. Liverpool was issued in an un-numbered Limited Edition of 350 copies only.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/ws. Lge 8vo.. Limited to 350 Copies Only.

$20.30

Johnsonian Gleanings, Part V The Doctor's Life 1728-1735 [ Five 5 ]

By Reade, Aleyn Lyell

London: Privately Printed for the Author by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co, 1928 Hardback, 165mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xii, 314 + (i). Title-page printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold by Keele University Library with minimal markings. Light occasional spotting to prelims and closed-page edges & upper corner torn from front free endpaper, otherwise very good, in the original sand-coloured, buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title. [Each of the eleven volumes published by the Author from his home at Treleaven House, Blundellsands, Nr. Liverpool was issued in an un-numbered Limited Edition of 350 copies only.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/ws. Lge 8vo.. Limited to 350 Copies Only.

$40.60

Johnsonian Gleanings, Part III The Doctor's Boyhood [Three 3 ]

By Reade, Aleyn Lyell

London: Privately Printed for the Author at the Arden Press, 1922 Hardback, 165mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xi, 209 + (ii), title-page printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold by Keele University Library with minimal markings. Light occasional spotting throughout, otherwise very good, in the original sand-coloured, buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title. [Each of the eleven volumes published by the Author from his home at Treleaven House, Blundellsands, Nr. Liverpool was issued in an un-numbered Limited Edition of 350 copies only.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. Lge 8vo.. Limited to 350 Copies Only.

$20.30

Johnsonian Gleanings, Part XI, Consolidated Index of Persons to Parts I to X, as well as to the Johnsonian portions of "The Reades of Blackwood Hill" and "Dr. Johnson's Ancestry". [ Eleven 11 ]

By Reade, Aleyn Lyell

London: Privately Printed for the Author by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co. Ltd,, 1952 Hardback, 165mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xii, 518. Title-page printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold by Keele University Library with minimal markings, otherwise very good, in the original sand-coloured, buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title. [Each of the eleven volumes published by the Author from his home at Treleaven House, Blundellsands, Nr. Liverpool was issued in an un-numbered Limited Edition of 350 copies only.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/ws. Lge 8vo.. Limited to 350 Copies Only.

$87.97

Johnsonian Gleanings, Part IX. A Further Miscellany [ Nine 9 ]

By Reade, Aleyn Lyell

London: Privately Printed for the Author by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co. Ltd,, 1939 Hardback, 165mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp v, 282. Title-page printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold by Keele University Library with minimal markings. Light occasional spotting to prelims and closed-page edges, otherwise very good, in the original sand-coloured, buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title. [Each of the eleven volumes published by the Author from his home at Treleaven House, Blundellsands, Nr. Liverpool was issued in an un-numbered Limited Edition of 350 copies only.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/ws. Lge 8vo.. Limited to 350 Copies Only.

$33.84

Johnsonian Gleanings, Part VII The Jervis, Porter and Other Allied Families [ Seven 7 ]

By Reade, Aleyn Lyell

London: Privately Printed for the Author by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co. Ltd,, 1935 Hardback, 165mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp v, 226, + (ii).+ a double-folding key pedigree and a multi-folding map. Title-page printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold by Keele University Library with minimal markings. Light occasional spotting to prelims and closed-page edges, otherwise very good, in the original sand-coloured, buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title. [Each of the eleven volumes published by the Author from his home at Treleaven House, Blundellsands, Nr. Liverpool was issued in an un-numbered Limited Edition of 350 copies only.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/ws. Lge 8vo.. Limited to 350 Copies Only.

$60.90

The Second Show
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The Second Show

By Phillips, Gordon [ Lucio of the Manchester Guardian ]

Manchester - n.d. Circa 1913/16: Lawlors Limited 125mm x 185mm tall (4.25" x 7.25" approx.). 95pp, plus a frontispiece plate and with 23 further illustrations from drawings by Horace Taylor in the text. Prelims foxed and occasional light spotting throughout and to closed-page edges. A couple of minor external marks, otherwise good, in the original red & yellow-printed, illustrated, soft grey card covers/red title. Undated, but stated by COPAC to have been published in either 1913 or 1916.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Illus. by Taylor, Horace. Sm 8vo.

$33.84

Myth in the Modern French Theatre - An Inaugural Lecture
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Myth in the Modern French Theatre - An Inaugural Lecture

By North, R.J., M.A., Professor of French in the University of Keele

University of Keele, 1962 142mm x 223mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx). 18pp. The first Professorial Lecture given in the, then new, University, on 7th November, 1962. Very good, in the original pink soft-card covers/black title.. First & Only Edition.

$13.53

The Life of Robert Burns Vol I only of the 2 Vol LIMITED EDITION

By Lockhart, John Gibson, D.C.L., Edited with Notes and Appendices by William Scott Douglas and an Essay on Robert Burns by Sir Walter Raleigh

Liverpool: Henry Young & Sons Limited, 1914 Hardback, 150mm x 235mm tall (6" x 9.25" approx.). Pp lxxv, 256 + 16 tissue-guarded plates. Almost fine (mostly unopened) in the original quarter gilt-ruled vellum/light-blue buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title/teg gilt. Edition, signed by the Publishers, is limited to 500 copies for sale and 20 for presentation, of which this is No. 462. Volume One only, of two.. Limited Edition Signed by Publisher. First Edition Thus. Quarter Vellum & Cloth. Almost Fine/No d/w. 8vo..

$37.90

Hammer and File
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Hammer and File

By A Son of the Workshop

London: Jarrold and Sons, 1914 Postage will be reduced for this light item. Hardback, 127mm x 188mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). 53pp. Printed at the Empire Press, Great Yarmouth. Withdrawn, with neat blind-stamp impressions of Keele University to the lower margin of two leaves, otherwise very good, in the original cloth-covered boards/gilt title. Poems by the unidentified "Son of the Workshop". Uncommon. Not in COPAC. . First (& 0nly?) Edition. Cloth. Very Good.

$40.60

The Learning Lark

By Jones, Glyn

London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1960 Hardback, 130mm x 197mm tall (5" x 7.75" approx.). 224pp. Previous owner's neat inscription to front free endpaper, otherwise very good, in the original green boards/gilt spine title, and with slightly rubbed and chipped, but unclipped, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. Sm. 8vo..

$24.36

The Victorian Diamond Jubilee Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England Together with the Psalms, Printed in an Easy Reporting Style of Pitman Shorthand
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The Victorian Diamond Jubilee Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England Together with the Psalms, Printed in an Easy Reporting Style of Pitman Shorthand

By Pitman Shorthand

London, Bath & New York: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd, 1897 Postage will be reduced for this book. Hardback, 125mm x 182mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp (iv), 296, printed in red & black, plus a tissue-guarded frontispiece plate with a photo of Queen Victoria and 7 further b/w plates relevant to various aspects of the Queen's long reign. A few very minor external blemishes and free endpapers toned, otherwise very good in the original half black-leather/dark-blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title with seven double-rulings/all edges speckled red.. First & Only Edition Thus. Half Leather. Very Good.

$40.60

The Farmer's Boy. A Rural Poem
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The Farmer's Boy. A Rural Poem

By Bloomfield, Robert

Glasgow: Malcolm & Griffin, 1828 Hardback, 95mm x 148mm tall (3.75" x 5.75" approx.). Pp xxviii, 95 with an title-page vignette 'Industry' showing a bower with bee-skep and, also engraved, a fruit-bowl tailpiece. 1840 signature of one Harriet Carpenter to the vertically creased front free endpaper; occasional light internal spotting, and rubs to spine and board corners, otherwise very good in contemporary full morocco/gilt spine title & decorations/gilt logos to both front and back boards/all edges gilt. An uncommon Provincial printing of this classic.. First Edition Thus?. Full morocco/gilt. Good. 12mo.

$27.07

The Poetical Works of John Milton, with Life of the Author and an Appendix containing Addison's critique upon the Paradise Lost, and Dr. Channing's Essay on the Poetical Genius of Milton. Complete Edition with Illustrations.
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, with Life of the Author and an Appendix containing Addison's critique upon the Paradise Lost, and Dr. Channing's Essay on the Poetical Genius of Milton. Complete Edition with Illustrations.

By Milton, John

Lovell's Court, Paternoster Row, London: James Blackwood & Co., 1872 Hardback, 125mm x 180mm tall (5" x 7" approx.). Pp xvi, 416, with a tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece plate, title-leaf vignette and plus two further engraved plates. Undated, but the only copy recorded on COPAC, that of the British Library, is stated to be 1872. Black-printed bookplate of a contemporary owner, one J.F. Coop of Abingdon Street, Blackpool, to the front pastedown and a "JFC" monogram stamp impression to the upper free corners of both the front free endpaper and the blank recto of the frontispiece. Blank sides of the first and last leaves toned and two pages carelessly opened, otherwise very good, in the original gilt & black-decorated, green cloth-covered boards/gilt titles.. First Edition Thus. Decorated Cloth. Very Good/Later glassine d/w. Sm 8vo.

$47.37

Angling Songs from Border Streams
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Angling Songs from Border Streams

By Fraser, Duncan

Selkirk: James Lewis, 1907 Hardback, 135mm x 193mm tall (5.5" x 7.5" approx.) Pp (viii), 88 with engraved head & tail pieces (one full-page), plus a frontispiece and 11 further b/w plates and 3pp Publisher's adverts. Endpapers toned, minor light external rubs and age-darkening to the parchment spine (not vellum, as sometimes described), otherwise very good,. First Edition. Quarter Parchment/boards. Good/no d/w.

$47.37

Lamentable Historie of Violenta & Didaco - London 1576. Published as No. 836  in the Series 'The English Experience - Its Record in Early Printed Books
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Lamentable Historie of Violenta & Didaco - London 1576. Published as No. 836 in the Series 'The English Experience - Its Record in Early Printed Books

By Acheley, Thomas [ translated from Matteo Bandeo's original work ]

Norwood, N.J. & Amsterdam: Walter J. Johnson, Inc. & Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Ltd., 1972 Hardback, 105mm x 155mm tall (4.25" x 6" approx.). Pp (v), 80. Withdrawn from Keele University Library, with a neat embossed stamp impression to a lower blank margin and a tape residue mark to the front board. Otherwise very good, in the original gilt-decorated, red cloth-covered boards/gilt-on-black titles.. First & Only Edition Thus. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w.

$24.36

A Merye Jest - London 1528?. Published as No. 311  in the Series 'The English Experience - Its Record in Early Printed Books [ a Merry Jest ]
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A Merye Jest - London 1528?. Published as No. 311 in the Series 'The English Experience - Its Record in Early Printed Books [ a Merry Jest ]

By Eulenspiegel, Till

Amsterdam & New York: Da Capo Press. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd. [ Theatrvm Orbis Tarrarvm Ltd ], 1971 Hardback, 155mm x 230mm tall (6.25" x 9" approx.). Pp (iii), 95, incl frontispiece. Withdrawn from Keele University Library, with a neat embossed stamp impression to a lower blank margin and a tape residue mark to the front board. Otherwise very good, in the original gilt-decorated, red cloth-covered boards/gilt-on-black titles.. First & Only Edition Thus. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w.

$33.84

The Poetical Works of Andrew Lang, in Four Volumes ( bound in two vols. ) with Portraits - India Paper Edition, Limited to 260 sets only ]

By Lang, Andrew [ Mrs. Andrew Lang, Editor ]

London: Longmans Green & Co., 1923 Four volumes in two, each hardback volume being 121mm x 190mm tall (4.75" x 7.5" approx.). Pp 249, 262; 227,231, with a total of four tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece plates and title leaves printed in red & black. Special India-paper edition, limited to only 260 sets. One of the two ribbon page-markers detached but present, otherwise an almost fine set, in the original dark-blue cloth-covered boards with gilt diamond-and-circle pattern to front board edges/calligraphic gilt spine titles/all edges gilt. Photo available on request.. First Edition Thus.

$128.57