Recent Arrivals from Paul Foster Books

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cover of THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE EARTH.  The Book of Lost Tales; The Lays of Beleriand; The Shaping of Middle-Earth; The Return of the Shadow; The Treason of Isaengard; The War of the Ring; Sauron Defeated; The Lost Road and Other Writings; Morgoth's Ring; The War of the Jewels; The Peoples of Middle-Earth. ---- Plus: Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth

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George Allen & Unwin; Unwin Hyman; Harper Collins. London. 1983 - 1996. FIRST EDITIONS. 1st impressions. 8vo. 13 volumes. A complete set of the 12 volume History of Middle Earth plus the extra Unfinished Tales volume. Illustrated with texts and maps printed in both Colour and Mono. Original publishers boards in different colours but all with uniform gilt lettering… Read more
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cover of A HISTORY OF NEW - YORK.  From the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch dynasty

A HISTORY OF NEW - YORK. From the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch dynasty

by IRVING, WASHINGTON. ; using the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker

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Published
1824
Edition
First Paris edition.
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$489.79

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Printed by Jules Didot, for Baudry. Paris. 1824. FIRST PARIS EDITION. Two volumes. 8vo. (7.4 x 4.7 inches). Vol. 1:xxxix, 344pp. - Vol. 2: viii, 312pp. Very good copies, untrimmed in the original publishers printed wraps. Neat engraved booksellers label (Langues etrangeres vivantes Bobee et Hingray, Libraries, Paris) stuck onto the front free endpaper of volume one. Edges untrimmed.… Read more
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cover of THE FOREIGNER'S GUIDE OR A NECESSARY AND INSTRUCTIVE COMPANION BOTH FOR THE FOREIGNER AND NATIVE IN THEIR TOUR THROUGH THE CITIES OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER. Very useful and entertaining both to the foreigner and native: and done in English and French. - Le guide des étrangers

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1729. FIRST EDITION. Small 4to (7 x 4.5 inches). xx, 216pp. Dual text. Engraved head and tail pieces. A few minor marks but generally a very clean copy throughout. Blank endpapers sprung but the main text of the book is firm and tight in an attractive early binding of full brown calf. Spine with raised bands, the compartments double… Read more
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$1,224.48
cover of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. --- & --- THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. --- & --- THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.

by CARROLL. LEWIS. ; Tenniel. John. Illustrates

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Published
1886
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$1,329.43

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Macmillan & Co. London. 1886 + 1883. TWO VOLUMES. EARLY EDITIONS. 8vo, (7.5 x 5.2 inches). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Seventy Ninth Thousand), Through the Looking Glass (Fifty Third Thousand). Both volumes Illustrated throughout, with forty and fifty line engravings respectively, by John Tenniel. Two neat previous owners inscriptions (one dated 1887) on the blank endpaper and half title… Read more
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cover of THE ENGLISH PEOPLE.

THE ENGLISH PEOPLE.

by ORWELL. GEORGE

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Published
1947
Edition
First edition.
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$209.91

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Collins. London. 1947. FIRST EDITION. Small 4to.(8.9 x 6.6 inches). Illustrated with 8 colour plates, by various artists, including Ardizzone, Minton and Lowry, and 17 black & white illustrations. Published as part of the Britain in pictures series. Near fine copy in the original green paper covered boards, illustrated and lettered in white. There is some offsetting to the… Read more
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cover of JAZZ. With an afterword by Dominique Szymusiak

JAZZ. With an afterword by Dominique Szymusiak

by MATISSE. HENRI

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Published
2005
Edition
Limited edition.
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$1,749.25

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Editions Anthese. Arcueil Cedex. France. 2005. Facsimile edition. Folio. (15.8 x 12.4 inches). Limited edition. one of 1300 unnumbered copies. 152 pages and 20 stunning colour plates, many double page, printed in lithography using 23 colours on Velin Arches BFK Rives paper. Each plate with a tissue guard. Loose sheets in paper wraps and housed in a red… Read more
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cover of THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Containing a new Epilogue on the years 1945 to 1957 written by Churchill.

THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Containing a new Epilogue on the years 1945 to 1957 written by Churchill.

by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. SPENCER

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Published
1959
Edition
first abridged edition
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$258.89

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Cassell & Co. ltd. London. 1959. FIRST ABRIDGED EDITION. 8vo. (8.6 x 5.9 inches). Illustrated throughout with maps & diagrams. Abridged by Dennis Kelly, Churchill's research assistant. Publishers black cloth with gilt ruling and lettering to the spine. In the original, price clipped, colour dustwrapper, designed by Biro. A couple of tiny chips and some minor rubbing to… Read more
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cover of THE HOLY LAND. Volume 1: Jerusalem and Galilee. -- Volume 2: The Jordan and Bethlehem. -- Volume 3: Idumea and Petra. With Historical Descriptions by The Revd. George Croly

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Day and Son. London. 1855. FIRST QUARTO EDITION OF THE HOLY LAND. 3 volumes (of six). 4to. (11.3 x 8 inches). Illustrated with 124 litho plates by Louis Gaghe, from drawings made by Roberts, each with a tissue paper guard. Full page map of Robert's route through the Holy Land, Petrea, & Syria at the end pf volume 3.… Read more
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cover of A SHROPSHIRE LAD.

A SHROPSHIRE LAD.

by HOUSMAN. A. E

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Published
1914
Edition
Limited edition.
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$664.72

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Printed by The Riccardi Press for Philip Lee Warner, publisher to the Medici Society. London. 1914. LIMITED EDITION. Small 4to. (9.1 x 6.6 inches). One of 1000 copies, this number 855, printed eleven point Riccardi fount, on handmade Riccardi paper. A fine and clean copy in a fine recent leather binding of full navy blue Morocco. Spine with… Read more
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cover of THE LIFE AND HISTORY OF LITTLE JACK, WHO WAS SUCKLED BY A GOAT. A new edition, adapted to juvenile readers of the present times, by A Lady

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Dean and Munday. and A. K. Newman & Co. London. No date. Circa 1820. NEW EDITION. (5.5 x 3.6 inches).36pp. Fold out plate opposite title page with full page frontispiece and six half page woodcuts, all finely hand coloured, and one small woodcut of the goat on the title page. Neat inscription, dated 1843, to the title page.… Read more
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cover of THE SCOURING OF THE WHITE HORSE. Or, the Long Vacation Ramble of a London Clerk. By the author of Tom Brown's School days

THE SCOURING OF THE WHITE HORSE. Or, the Long Vacation Ramble of a London Clerk. By the author of Tom Brown's School days

by HUGHES, THOMAS. -- DOYLE, RICHARD, Illustrates

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Published
1859
Edition
First edition.
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$594.75

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Macmillan and Co. Cambridge. 1859. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.1 x 5.5 inches). xi, 228pp. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Doyle, including a double page frontispiece. A fine ad clean copy in a fine leather binding by Bayntun of bath. Full dark green Morocco. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt dots. The compartments ruled, letered and dotted in gilt. Board… Read more
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cover of THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT.

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT.

by ANON. (Illustrations possibly by J. Smeeton)

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Published
1820
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$258.89

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Printed by J. Fairburn. 110, Minories. (London). No date. 1820 - 1842. (4.6 x 3.6 inches). 8pp, plus publishers green wraps, printed in black to the front panel with title, publisher and woodcut illustration. Unsewn but with the later addition of a pin to keep it all together. Each page with one or two, a total of… Read more
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cover of THE SNOWDROP. Or Poetry for Henry and Emily's Library. By A Lady

THE SNOWDROP. Or Poetry for Henry and Emily's Library. By A Lady

by A LADY. (Pseudonym of Mrs. POOLE)

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Paul Foster Books
Published
1820
Edition
First edition.
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$629.73

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Harris and Son. London. 1820. FIRST EDITION. 12mo. (7 x 4.3 inches). 36pp. Illustrated with hand coloured vignette to the title page and 12 hand coloured woodcuts among the text. Some general thumbing and spotting to most pages. The hand colouring is still bright and vivid throughout. Dis-bound, but complete, in original fawn card boards, printed in black. The… Read more
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cover of THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BEASTS.

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BEASTS.

by ANON. (Possibly J. W. L. Glaisher)

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Published
1850
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$559.76

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W. S. Johnson, 60 St. Martin's Lane, Charring Cross. No date. Circa 1850. (4.7 x 4.2 inches). Two concertina sheets, each printed on one side with 6 hand coloured woodcuts of animals above the accompanying text in each section. Unbound as issued, in pale peach coloured paper wraps with the title, publisher details and a woodcut illustration to the… Read more
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cover of THE ROBIN. A Collection of choice songs

THE ROBIN. A Collection of choice songs

by ANON

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Published
1830
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$202.91

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Printed by J. Catnach, 2, Monmouth Court, 7 Dials. London. - No date. Circa 1830. (3.4 x 2.4 inches). 32pp. Sewn into plain yellow paper wraps. Illustrated with ten wood engraved vignettes and decorative head piece on the first page, plus one leaf with four lines of music, for voice and violin, for the song The Southern Breezes. Page… Read more
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cover of RELATIVITY. The special and the General Theory. A popular exposition. Translated by Robert W. Lawson. D.Sc

RELATIVITY. The special and the General Theory. A popular exposition. Translated by Robert W. Lawson. D.Sc

by EINSTEIN. ALBERT

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Paul Foster Books
Published
1920
Edition
First edition.
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$2,029.13

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Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1920. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.1 inches). Portrait frontis and five line diagrams within the text. Complete with the 8pp publishers adverts at back of book. A few light spots to the first couple of pages but overall a clean, bright copy throughout in a recent fine leather binding of full red… Read more
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cover of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.

by RACKHAM. ARTHUR. Illustrates. ; SHAKESPEARE. WILLIAM

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Paul Foster Books
Published
1908
Edition
First edition.
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$1,119.52

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Heinemann. London. 1908. FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. 4to. (10.1 x 7.7 inches). Colour frontis and thirty nine tipped-in colour plates, each with a printed tissue paper guard, and 30 fine line drawings by Rackham throughout the text, some full page. Finely bound in recent full tan morocco. Spine with raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Red… Read more
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cover of FAIRY TALES. Old tales form the North

FAIRY TALES. Old tales form the North

by NIELSEN. KAY. Illustrates. ; ANDERSEN. HANS

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Paul Foster Books
Published
1924
Edition
First edition.
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$524.78

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Hodder & Stoughton. London. No date. 1924. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (11.3 x 8.9 inches). Beautifully illustrated with 12 fine tipped in colour plates, each mounted onto thick cream paper, and with a printed tissue guard. Illustrated mono title page, 18 full page drawings and 27 head and tail piece illustrations throughout the text. Most text pages decorated with a… Read more
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cover of L'INFINITO. In tutte le lingue che l'hanno saputo pronunciare

L'INFINITO. In tutte le lingue che l'hanno saputo pronunciare

by LEOPARDI. GIACOMO

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Published
1997
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$629.73

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Edizioni I.S.A. Urbino. Italy. 1997. FIRST EDITION. LIMITED EDITION. 4to. (12.8 x 9.5 inches). One of 1300 copies printed, this number XLIII, and one of a number of copies which were each specially bound for an international exhibition of bindings, all of this book and by a different binder for each volume, in Italy during September and October 1998.… Read more
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cover of ISABELLA OR THE POT OF BASIL.

ISABELLA OR THE POT OF BASIL.

by KING. JESSIE M. Illustrates. ; KEATS. JOHN

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Paul Foster Books
Published
1907
Edition
First edition.
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$209.91

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T. N. Foulis. Edinburgh and London. No date. 1907. FIRST JESSIE KING EDITION. Small 8vo (7.2 x 3.5 inches). Illustrated with six tipped in full colour plates comprising Frontispiece, title page, list of illustrations and 3 plates, all six mounted onto grey card pages, plus one mono illustration as the headpiece. Previous owners name and date (1908) on front… Read more
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