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A Natural Body and a Spiritual Body. Some Worcestershire encounters with the Supernatural
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A Natural Body and a Spiritual Body. Some Worcestershire encounters with the Supernatural

By Leatherbarrow, Joseph Stanley

First edition. Printed privately for the author by S. H. Watkins and Sons. Great Malvern, Worcestershire. 1983. Large Octavo. 55pp. Original blue paper cover. Stapled binding. Small crease and marginal stain to lower corner of upper cover. A nice crisp copy. Rev. Joseph Stanley Leatherbarrow. (1908 - 1989) MA, PhD, FSA, FRHS. of the Rectory, Martley. A collection of twelve short stories by Leatherbarrow. From the introduction he writes, "I have sometimes been asked "Are they true"? I can only reply that they are partly autobiography, partly local history and partly sheer invention". A reprint was brought out by Ash Tree Press in 2007. Very scarce. One copy only help worldwide: in the British Library. This work is dedicated "For my friend Leslie Halliwell who combines an enthusiasm for the world of spirits with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the world of films. In turn, Leslie Halliwell was to dedicate "Seventeen Supernatural Stories" to Leatherbarrow the following year: 'These stories are dedicated to STANLEY LEATHERBARROW who introduced me to M. R. James and is no mean ghost writer himself'. He later wrote "Do I believe in Ghosts? I think I once saw one, but that was more than forty years ago, oddly enough in the eighteenth century rectory then presided over by Stanley Leatherbarrow, who not only introduced me to the works of M. R. James but himself became no mean writer of supernatural tales and helped to inspire these further attempts by his old friend and pupil." Leslie Halliwell, July 1986

$113.48

The Cabinet. By a Society of Gentlemen
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The Cabinet. By a Society of Gentlemen

By A Society of Gentlemen

3 volumes bound in 2. Printed and Sold for J March. Norwich & J S Jordan, Fleet Street. London. 1795. 8vo. Title pages bearing the spear and defiant cap of liberty, together with the insignia of Libertas. vi, 310, (2)pp; 318, (2)pp; (bl.), 41-318, (2)pp. Lacking b-f: 1-40 [On Habeas Corpus, which was censored due to the political intervention and government persecution known as the "gagging acts", the Seditious Meetings Act and the Treasonable Practices Act]. Recent quarter calf, marbled boards, spines in six compartments with raised banding and gilt lettering. Bookplates to ffep's. Small ink inscription to titles. Occasional spotting, mottling to title page of Volume II, ink stain to index vol III. Published by Thomas Paine's publisher, J S Jordan. Contributors were identified only by initial or pseudonym to escape prosecution. Rare. ESTC P2535 The Preface reads: "No work in the English language, perhaps, ever appeared to the world under circumstances more inauspicious and depressing than the Cabinet... the giant arm of a ferocious and unrelenting despotism threatened destruction to the defenders of liberty and truth". 1794 The British Treason Trials/French Revolution. The Cabinet was published by J S Jordan, Thomas Paine's publisher, (subsequently tried and imprisoned). It published articles taking an anti government stance. On January 31, Thomas Paine gave the manuscript of The Rights of Man to publisher Joseph Johnson. A visit by government agents dissuaded Johnson, so Paine gave the book to publisher J.S. Jordan, then went to Paris, on William Blake's advice. He charged three good friends, William Godwin, Thomas Brand Hollis, and Thomas Holcroft, with handling publication details. The Rights of Man continues to face challenges today for its "subversive" and "radical" ideas, and remains one of history's most banned political narratives. Penelope Corfield and Walter Graham have identified a number of the contributors: William Taylor (G?) (1765–1836), "often called William Taylor of Norwich, essayist, scholar and polyglot. A political radical, a member of the "Tusculan School" for political discussion, and the Speculative Society, founded by William Enfield for philosophical debate. Taylor became a leader of the Speculative Club." Marsh, Charles (X) (c.1774–1835), barrister and politician. Amelia Opie, née Alderson ("N") (12 November 1769 – 2 December 1853), "Miss Alderson had inherited radical principles and was an ardent admirer of John Horne Tooke. She was close to activists John Philip Kemble, Sarah Siddons, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. Amelia Alderson contributed fifteen poems to the first three issues of The Cabinet. Increasing revolutionary violence and warfare polarized public opinion, however, and a large show trial of leading 'English Jacobins', including the Aldersons' acquaintances Thomas Holcroft and John Horne Tooke, was scheduled for November 1794. A month earlier Amelia Alderson had told Susannah Taylor that she was pessimistic at the outcome, that The Cabinet was considered a 'dangerous' publication." Equiano, Olaudah (OTHELLO) [Gustavus Vassa] (c.1745–1797), "author and slavery abolitionist. Equiano, the African by Vincent Carretta. "Equiano's association with the members of the Tusculan School may have continued beyond his stay in Norwich. The school debates evolved into the Cabinet. The author of the anti-war essay entitled "Mischievous Effects of War" used the pseudonym "Othello", which suggests that the writer was of African descent. Equiano may have been "Othello". Of the twenty known contributors to the Cabinet, all publishing pseudonymously, thirteen subscribed to Equiano's Norwich edition." Mary Wollstonecraft (L.R. ?) Advocate of women's rights. Married to William Godwin. William Youngman (Alcanor) d. 1836. "A wine merchant and member of the Independent Congregation at Norwich." John Pitchford (Y) (1772-1839) "educated at Norwich under Samuel Parr and at St. Omer, he was a chemist and political radical in Norwich." Taylor, John (CLIO + H.D.?) (1750–1826), "Surgeon and hymn-writer, and founder of the literary family of the Taylors of Norwich." P. Meadows Taylor (P.S.R.) William Dalrymple (O.O.O) Norwich surgeon Thomas Starling Norgate (Z) (1772–1859) writer, journalist and newspaper editor Henry Crabb Robinson (H.C.R.) (1775–1867), diarist and journalist. Annabella [Bell] Plumptre (A.C., possibly also A.B.) (1769–1838) Dr Edward Rigby Sir William Jones Orientalist and jurist. Edward Rigby (W) (1747-1821) William Pattison (Rusticus) (1775-1848) Thomas Drummond (G?) Presbyterian minister. William Enfield (Homo) Unitarian minister. The following contributors are as yet unidentified: I.L., Philolethes, A, P.P.A., Civis, D., P.E., C.G., H, Honorius, ONEIR, Gwilym Dyfed, C, O.S., S.S., U.S., Z. References: Corfield, Penelope J. The case of The Cabinet: did Mary Wollstonecraft join the Norwich radicals? The Times Literary Supplement ISSN: 0307-661X 1997 Issue 4903. Corfield, Penelope J & Evans, C. Youth and Revolution in the 1790's. Sutton. 1996. Graham, Walter. The Authorship of the Norwich Cabinet 1794-5. Notes and Queries 162 (1932) pp294-5. Thompson, Edward P. The Making of the English Working Class. Penguin. 1963.

$367.15

Gautama the Enlightened and other verse
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Gautama the Enlightened and other verse

By Masefield, John

First edition. William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1941. Octavo. 62pp. Original blue cloth, faded, slightly bumped and worn to edges. Inscribed 'For Gilbert Murray from John Masefield. Christmas. 1941' to ffep. Two associated letters loosely inserted: One, headed Burcote Brook, handwritten from Masefield to 'My dear Murray'. [Gilbert Murray] The second, headed Magdalen College Oxford, dated 1957 from George W. Baer to Aunt Emmie. Masefield, John Edward (1878–1967) Murray, (George) Gilbert Aimé (1866–1957)Professor George W. Baer University of California, Peace Fellow at The Hoover Institution Stanford. Author.

$40.05

Natalie Maisie and Pavilastukay
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Natalie Maisie and Pavilastukay

By Masefield, John

First edition. William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1942. Octavo. 56pp. Original blue cloth, faded and spotted, rubbed to extremities. Inscribed 'To Gilbert Murray from John Masefield. April 1942' to ffep. Two associated signed letters loosely inserted: One from Masefield to My dear Murray. Headed notepaper Burcote Brook Abingdon. The second, Headed notepaper Magdalen College Oxford, from George W. Baer to Mrs Gately, Christmas, 1957. Masefield, John Edward (1878–1967) Murray, (George) Gilbert Aimé (1866–1957)Professor George W. Baer University of California, Peace Fellow at Stanford Hoover Institution. Author.

$40.05

A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and are illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, A History of the Language, and An English Grammar
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A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and are illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, A History of the Language, and An English Grammar

By Johnson, Samuel

The Ninth Edition, Corrected and Revised. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme. London. 1805. 4 volumes. Octavo. VOL. I: Engraved frontispiece portrait, 15pp, instructions to the binder, lxxxvi pp, A-DE unpaginated; VOL. II: DI-K unpaginated; VOL. III: Engraved frontispiece, L-R unpaginated; VOL. IV: S-Z unpaginated. All four volumes in this set still include both the Half-title and Title pages. Contemporary tree calf. Spines in six compartments with double gilt rules and leather labels with gilt lettering and embellishment. Edge tooling. Marbled endpapers. Text in double columns. Rubbing and wear to all extremities, corners bumped. Some spotting or occasional minor marks/paper faults, text is bright crisp and clean. Neat signature to upper margin of half - title to Volume I.

$467.29

The Poems of Virgil. Translated into English Prose.
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The Poems of Virgil. Translated into English Prose.

By Conington, John (Publius Vergilus Maro)

Longman Green & Co. London. 1890. Octavo. (2), 424pp. Handsome full contemporary morocco. Spine in six compartments with raised bands. Gilt lettering to spine. Blind triple bordering rules to boards. Inner gilt curlicues. All edges gilt. Triple banded silk bookmark. Some slight shelfwear. Appears unread. Eton prize binding with bookplate to fep (Edmund Warre). John Conington (1825 - 1869) Classical scholar. Corpus Professor of Latin at the University of Oxford from 1854 till his death.

$166.89

The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
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The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau

By Rousseau, Jean Jacques

Two volumes. Privately Printed. Oliver and Boyd. Edinburgh. MCMIV. Large octavo. xxx, (1), 281pp. Engraved frontispiece, 6 further engraved plates; xv, (1), 412, (2)pp. Engraved frontispiece, 7 further engraved plates. Original cloth, original labels to spines. Largely unopened, and untrimmed. Labels faded, covers slightly grubby. Chip to corner of one label. A couple of flecks and spots to covers. Slightly rubbed to corners and head and foot of spine. Contents crisp and bright, unread. Signature to ffep of Volume II. Geo. Dyson. The first complete English translation of The Confessions.

$100.13

The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia written by Sir Philip Sidney Knight. The Thirteenth Edition. With his Life and Death; a brief Table of the principal Heads, and some other new additions.
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The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia written by Sir Philip Sidney Knight. The Thirteenth Edition. With his Life and Death; a brief Table of the principal Heads, and some other new additions.

By Sidney, Sir Philip

The Thirteenth edition. Printed for George Calvert, at the Golden-Ball in Little-Britain. London. 1674. Small folio. Copper engraved frontispiece portrait, Title, [32], 545, 549-576, 541-564, 601-624, [2], [18], [4]. (Despite erratic pagination, complete and correct). Contemporary full calf boards, spine re-laid at a later date. Spine in six compartments, with raised bands, leather label with gilt lettering, gilt coquille motifs. Nicely patinaed, binding shows commensurate wear for age. Corners rubbed. Joints cracked to upper compartment at head of spine. Frontispiece and title a little darkened. Historic paper repair to edges of p269 and p271, both slightly cropped to margin, text unaffected. Occasional light toning/spotting, but firm crisp and bright. Engraved headpieces and tailpieces. Wing S3770; ESTC R21446 This edition contains Philip Sidney's dedication to "My Dear Lady and Sister, the Countess of Pembroke"; "The Life and Death of Sir Philip Sidney"; In Obitum Epigrams; "P. Heylyn's Cosmograph of Arcadia in Greece"; "The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia" in five books; "A sixth book to the Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia" [by Richard Bellings, originally published separately in 1624, has separate dated title page]; "Certain Sonnets Written by Sir Philip Sidney Never before Printed"; "The Defence of Poesie"; "Astrophel and Stella"; "Her Most Excellent Majestie…" [The Lady of May]; Dedication to Prince K. James the Sixth; "A Supplement to the Third Book of Arcadia [by James Johnstoun]"; "A Remedie for Love"; "An Alphabetical Table". "Haunted as it is by the fact that it was not finished" [Elizabeth Dipple] Sidney wrote his original manuscript pastoral romance between 1577 and 1580, and addressed it to his sister Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke. Known as the Old Arcadia, it remained unpublished until the early twentieth century. In the 1580's Sidney began a revision and enlargement of his original Old Arcadia. He had not finished his revision by his death in 1586. After his death it was prepared for publication firstly in 1590 by his friend Fulke Greville, and three years later by Mary Herbert herself. Her additions complement the narrative with the last two books of the Old Arcadia. Further additions were appended in the second edition of 1598. "A sixth book to the Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia" by Richard Bellings, was originally published separately in 1624. Arcadia has remained an important literary influence throughout history. Charles I quoted lines from "Pamela's Prayer" as he was executed. Sidney invented the name Pamela in this work for his heroine, used later by Richardson. Influences can be seen in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, King Lear, Taming of the Shrew and The Winter's Tale. Sir Philip Sidney (1554 – 1586) Elizabethan poet, courtier, soldier, was just 31 when he died from a wound he suffered at the Battle of Zutphen, in the Netherlands, where he was fighting in the service of Queen Elizabeth. In 1583 he married Frances Walsingham, the 16 year old daughter of Sir Francis Walsingham, the Queen's spymaster. Sidney's, and Mary Herbert's, niece Mary Wroth published The Countess of Montgomery's Urania in 1621, in her own way echoing continuing Sidney's unfinished work, ending, as did Sidney's New Arcadia, in mid sentence.

$907.87

The complete Stalky & Co [Leather bound edition]
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The complete Stalky & Co [Leather bound edition]

By Kipling, Rudyard

Macmillan & Co. London. 1930. Octavo. xv, 447pp. Engraved frontispiece, 16 further plates. Original full red calf, gilt to spine and upper board. All edges gilt. Silk bookmark. Edges lightly rubbed. Michael Scott, in gilt to lower corner of upper board.

$60.08

Days with Sir Roger de Coverley. A reprint from “The Spectator” With illustrations by Hugh Thomson
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Days with Sir Roger de Coverley. A reprint from “The Spectator” With illustrations by Hugh Thomson

By [Addison, Joseph & Steele, Sir Richard]

Macmillan and Co. London. 1892. (Third edition) Octavo. 158pp. Tissue guarded engraved frontispiece, further illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Original pictorial cloth, gilt to spine and upper boards. All edges gilt. Green endpapers. Some sporadic foxing, otherwise crisp and bright. Light rubbing to extremities, spotting to lower board.

$40.05

Among Hostile Hordes. A story of the Tai-Ping Rebellion
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Among Hostile Hordes. A story of the Tai-Ping Rebellion

By Marchant, Bessie

Gall and Inglis. London and Edinburgh. nd. [c.1901]. Octavo. 332pp. Frontispiece, 10 further engraved plates. Original pictorial cloth, gilt and black lettering to spine and upper board. Motif to lower board in black. Ffep removed, light ghosting from inscription to verso of frontispiece. Edges spotted, lightly toned. Light rubbing to extremeties. Inscription "J. F. Bishop, Sizecroft Cottage, Kilpeck, Nr Hereford" to verso frontispiece. Bessie Marchant (1862 - 1941) Prolific adventure novelist.

$33.38

Sylvia’s Home Journal
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Sylvia’s Home Journal

Quarto. 12 parts bound in one volume. Ward, Lock, & Co. London 1880. xxx, 518pp; 12 hand coloured plates "The Newest French Fashions" for each month printed by Lefevre and published by Goubaud et Fils. With the subscribers' inserts: the cut out patterns have never been used. Large folding Fashion Sheet January 1880, Madam Adele Letellier: collar, cape, pocket and cuffs in connection with our Cut-out pattern of a Lady's Ulster; Large folding fashion sheet February 1880, Madame Adele Letellier: needlework patterns; Large folding fashion sheet March 1880, Madame Adele Letellier: Sleeve, Cuff and Collar patterns; Cut out paper pattern of ladies bodice; Lage folding sheet of Needlework Patterns April 1880; Large folding sheet of Crewel Designs April 1880; Cut out paper pattern Tight fitting jacket for Spring wear; Tryptich large coloured folding extra presentation plate of Summer Fashions; Large folding Fashion Sheet May 1880; Full sized patterns for Lady's Petticoat Bodice, High and Low, Lady's Camisole, Lady's Petticoat Band and Gentleman's Collar and Cuff; Cut out pattern Ladies Pinafore Polonais; Large folding Fashion Sheet June 1880, Needlework Patterns June 1880; Large folding pattern for Fashionable Hood with embroidery design suitable for beading or Crewels; Cut out paper pattern: The Langtry Hood; Large folding fashion sheet July 1880; Diagram sheet for Little Boy's Sailor Suit, (closed tear); Cut out pattern for a Little Fichu Cape; [The large pattern sheet was discontinued from the August issue] Cut out paper pattern: Lawn Tennis Apron; Cut out paper pattern for the Jersey Bodice; Cut out paper pattern for a Casaquin Jacket; Cut out paper pattern for the New Mantle, "The Smock"; 3 colour litho plates: Order of the Household, Golden Rules for Cooks, 1881 calendar (some adhesion marks and small hole); Cut out paper pattern for a short Princess Dress. Numerous adverts and engravings. Later cloth, gilt lettering to spine, boards mottled. Some light spotting, and toning to monthly titlepages, p.xi (adverts) corner torn with loss. Occasional chipping to edges. Sylvia's Home Journal was a magazine of "fiction and entertaining literature, music, poetry, fine arts, fashions, and useful and ornamental needlework." Directed toward a young, female, middle-class audience and covering fashion, needlework, recipes and household management tips. A number of novels and short stories were first serialized in Sylvia's Home Journal. The British Library holding of Sylvia's Home Journal (P.P.5149.m.) was destroyed in World War II.

$113.48

Mary Howitt. An autobiography. In two volumes.
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Mary Howitt. An autobiography. In two volumes.

By Howitt, Mary & Howitt, Margaret (ed.)

2 volumes. Royal octavo. Wm. Isbister Limited. London. 1889. Two mounted tissue guarded Woodburytype photo frontispieces, 33 illustrations. xviii, (1), 326pp.; ix, (1), 370pp. Half speckled calf, renewed to spines, marbled boards, gilt lettering, rules and floral and foliar edging. Marbled endpapers. Light shelf wear to edges and rubbing to corners. Light spotting to endpapers. A handsome bright crisp set. Mary Howitt (1799-1888) Poet, writer, journalist, translator, editor of numerous books. Wife of William, "The Howitts had been all their lives great wanderers; they would journey for weeks or months at a time, chiefly on foot, through England, Wales, or Scotland, and the Continent, and knew intimately and minutely every place they wrote about. Their literary industry was marvellous, as is shown by appended list of books. Mary Howitt's name was attached, either as author, editor, or translator, to 110 works." (Evelyn Noble Armitage) A beautifully written vivid literary autobiography.

$113.48

The Ingoldsby legends or mirth and marvels. In two volumes. Edited, with notes introductory and illustrative by R.H.Dalton Barham.
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The Ingoldsby legends or mirth and marvels. In two volumes. Edited, with notes introductory and illustrative by R.H.Dalton Barham.

By Ingoldsby, Thomas (Rev Richard Harris Barham)

Two volumes. Octavo. Macmillan and Co. London. 1901. xvii, 427pp; xi, 467pp. 71 engraved plates, (1 folding) 3 text engravings. Half blue grained morocco by Bayntun of Bath. Spines in six compartments with raised bands, gilt lettering and rules. Title pages in red and black. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. Light spotting to frontispieces. Spines sunned. A handsome crisp set.

$200.27

Poetical works
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Poetical works

By Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Octavo. Henry Frowde. Oxford University Press. London. 1912. viii, 886pp. Tissue guarded frontispiece portrait. Original full calf. Spine in six compartments with raised bands and elaborate gilt tooling. Leather label with gilt lettering. Decorative gilt bordering and gilt edge tooling. Blind inner tooling. Oxford Binders signature to fep. Marbled endpapers, matching marbled edges. Inscription to ffep "Muriel February 2nd 1914".

$53.40

The Ingoldsby legends or mirth and marvels
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The Ingoldsby legends or mirth and marvels

By Ingoldsby, Thomas [Barham, Rev. Richard Harris]

Octavo. Frederick Warne and Co. London. nd. (c.1900) xxiii, 520pp. 18 engraved plates. Later half red grained morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and lettering. All edges gilt, corners rounded. Light toning and spotting to frontispiece portrait. Richard Harris Barham (1788-1845) English cleric, a novelist and a humorous poet.

$53.40

The story of my life
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The story of my life

By Hare, Augustus

Six volumes. First editions. George Allen. London. 1896, 1900. Octavo. xiv, 515pp, 8 plates, text engravings; viii, 517pp, 5 plates, text engravings; viii, 444pp, 7 plates, text engravings; xi, 486, (1)pp, 7 plates, text engravings; ix, 470, (1)pp, 6 plates, text engravings; ix, 595, errata slip, 4pp publisher's catalogue, 3 plates, text engravings. Original cloth, gilt lettering, vignette and red rules. Black endpapers. Snag to head of spine Vol. III repaired. Bookplate of David Graham to feps. A nice complete set, with all plates as called for.

$113.48

A Cauldron of Spells
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A Cauldron of Spells

By McEachran, F.

Privately published for Shrewsbury School at the Greenbank Press. Wells. 1992. Second impression. Octavo. lviii, 356pp. Original green leatherette, gilt to spine and upper board. Silk bookmark. Edges a little spotted, otherwise a crisp bright copy. Frank McEachran (1900 - 1975) AKA Kek. Master at Shrewsbury, lecturer at Leipzig. Alan Bennet's inspiration for Hector of The History Boys, inspirational tutor to W H Auden, James Klugmann, Michael Palin, Richard Ingrams, Paul Foot etc.

$60.08

The poets\' daughters. Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge
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The poets' daughters. Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge

By Waldegrave, Katie

First edition. Hutchinson. London. 2013. Octavo. xvi, 416pp. Illustrations. Near fine in original dust wrapper.

$13.35

Mad shepherds and other human studies
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Mad shepherds and other human studies

By Jacks, L. P.

First edition. Williams and Norgate. London. 1910. 8vo. (1), 251pp. Tissue guarded frontispiece portrait tipped in. Original cloth, rubbed to extremities, spotted. Slight foxing to endpapers and tissue guard. Slight crease to lower corner of frontis. Edges untrimmed. From the library of E. A. Browne, "given to me by Jermyn Moorsom, Jan 5 1913". Signed "Raisley Moorsom, from the library of Edward Browne". Lake Poets, Kings College and Bloomsbury Group associations. At some point returned to Jermyn Moorsom, as it came from his library. [Edward Browne of Tallantire Hall, uncle of Jermyn and Raisley Moorsom of Keswick] Jacks, L(awrence) P(earsall) (1860-1955) Principal of Manchester College, Oxford. Visionary author,parapsychologist and investigator of psychical phenomena. A rural philosophical parable partially written in the vernacular. An oddity.

$40.05

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