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A Visit To the Monastery of La Trappe, In 1817: With Notes Taken during a tour through Le Perche, Normandy, Bretagne, Poitou, Anjou, Le Bocage, Touraine, Orleonois, and The environs of Paris.
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A Visit To the Monastery of La Trappe, In 1817: With Notes Taken during a tour through Le Perche, Normandy, Bretagne, Poitou, Anjou, Le Bocage, Touraine, Orleonois, and The environs of Paris.

By FELLOWES (W.D., Esq.).

By W.D. Fellowes, Esq. Illustrated with numerous coloured engravings, From drawings made on the spot. London: Printed for William Stockdale, 181, Piccadilly, 1818. Med 8vo; half-title probably not called for; fine mezzotint frontispiece, and fourteen plates, all beautifully hand-coloured, and one etching (not coloured), All by I. Clark after W.D. Fellowes; pp.xii+188; later, probably Edwardian, brown glazed linen, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. marbled. Slight fading to sides visible only because of two small darker patched where label has been cleanly removed; wood-engraved bookplate of Woolwich Public Library, by George Baker, dated 1926, on front pastedown; unobtrusive perforated stamp on upper fore-margin of title-page, and later ‘Withdrawn’ stamp on top margin; a little scattered foxing and other small marks in text; otherwise a very nice copy with large margins: offered cheaply because of the perforated stamp. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$102.83

George Eliot’s life As Related in her letters And journals.

By ELIOT (George [i.e., Marian Evans]).

Arranged and edited by her husband J[ohn].W[alter]. Cross. In three volumes. Vol.[I. A new edition (probably added by overprinting: v. note)]; II.; III.] William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1885. All Rights reserved. 3 Vols.; volume one with engraved portrait frontispiece and one plate printed on India paper and laid on, and four other plates, all with tissue guards; half-title excised before issue and replaced with a cancellation slip bearing the intended text (v. note); volume two with engraved portrait frontispiece printed on India paper and laid on, with tissue guard, and double-spread folding facsimile; volume three with frontispiece and two plates with tissue guards; integral advertisement leaf at end (verso blank); twelve line errata slip tipped in at end of Index; pp.[iii]-[xvi]+484; [viii]+449+[i (printer’s imprint)]+stub to which facsimile is attached; [viii]+470+[ii]; brownish grey diagonally fine ribbed very small patterned cloth ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated very dark brown. Very slight rubbing to covers; neat ownership inscription dated 1885 on upper margin of title-page in volume one; otherwise a nice copy. It appears that the book as originally printed had an erroneous half-title page, which was cancelled, and the tipped-in slip here present in volume one, printed with the intended text both on the recto and verso, substituted for it. Copies are also known with a similar slip present in all three volumes, the use of a slip rather than a full cancel leaf being explicable as an economy measure since slips for all three volumes could be printed on a single leaf. What the error was is perhaps deducible: the specific titles to each volume [Vol.I. - Unknown; Vol.II. - Famous; Vol.III. - Sunset] appear only on the recto of the half-titles, and it seems probable that they were omitted in the original printing, either by oversight or because they had not yet been envisaged. The useful inscription on the title-page of volume one of the present set makes clear that it was issued at the same time as the corrected issue much more usually seen. Corrected first state of volume one; and the first regularly issued state of volumes two and three, later copies being bound up without the advertisement leaf at the end of volume three. The cloth grain is very odd. It possibly corresponds to that listed by Ball from one example of 1886 as ‘diagonal fancy ribbed’. The minute pattern appears to consist of a series of recessed elipses crossed by a diagonal fine thread running against the diagonal of the ribs, which are formed themselves by the concurrent thickened walls between the sharper curves of the elipses. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$102.83

The Northern heights of London Or Historical Associations Of Hampstead, Highgate, Muswell Hill, Hornsey, and Islington.
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The Northern heights of London Or Historical Associations Of Hampstead, Highgate, Muswell Hill, Hornsey, and Islington.

By HOWITT (William).

By William Howitt, Author of Visits to remarkable places.’ [sic] London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1869. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title, integral advertisement leaf at rnd; fine wood-engraved headpieces and vignettes in the text, by O. Jewitt; pp.[ii]+xxvi+590+2; green sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Slight wear to extreme tail of spine with some rubbing to gilt rules; backs of end-papers foxed, with offsetting onto front blank and terminal advertisement leaf, and a few fox-spots on large uncut edges; old, probably contemporary, ownership inscription (‘Percival Lloyd / Muswell Hill’) on upper margin of title page; closed tear to one blank fore-margin; otherwise, and in effect, a fine copy. The first issue, later copies having a 24pp. publisher’s catalogue inserted at end, and a slip advertising an 1871 title, ‘The Mad War Planet’, tipped-in between the front end-papers. A very heavy book, printed on chalk-surfaced paper, and rarely found near-fine in original cloth. NCBEL, 3:1287. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$142.38

[250 Copies only.

By [ROTCH (Benjamin)].

Manners & Customs Of the French. Fac-simile of the scarce 1815 edition. With ten whole-page Amusing and prettily tinted Illustrations Printed from the original copper-plates (Copper plates now destroyed). [November,] 1893, London: The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Henry Sotheran & Co., 140, Strand and 37, Piccadilly, W. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 743 & 745, Broadway. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; blank and limitation leaf precede frontispiece; finely hand-coloured frontispiece and nine plates; facsimile of 1815 title-page in text; 16pp Leadenhall Press catalogue, on text-paper, bound in at end; pp.[viii]+iv+43+[i (blank)]+[16]; half glazed natural fine linen, Saxe-blue boards, two cream paper labels printed in black on spine, one on front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut; grey silk marker. Small fox-spots to two or three extreme inner margins, but a virtually fine copy. Number 148 of a total edition of 250. Edited by Henry Sotheran who found a copy along with the copper-plates amongst the effects of the original publisher, his father, Thomas Southeran, who attributed the text to “Benjamin Rotch, a Middlesex Magistrate”. Though merely described as ‘tinted’ on the title-page, the cover labels describe the plates as ‘hand-coloured’. The original title-page named the artist as ‘M.S.’. There is no list of plates, but they are tipped-in to face pp.4, 8, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 34, and 38. Young, 1893.13, following the title-page description of the plates. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$189.84

Dean Hook.
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Dean Hook.

By GLADSTONE (Right Hon. W.E., M.P.).

An address Delivered at Hawarden By the Right Hon. W.E. Gladstone, M.P. London, Richard Bentley & Son, New Burlington Street, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, 1879. One gathering double lge.post 16mo; lilac wrappers printed on front and back in black, the back wrapper bearing a publishers’ advertisement for the Third Edition of ‘The Life and letters Of Walter Farquhar Hook’ By His Son-in-Law, W.R.W. Stephens. Paper of spine a trifle chipped at head and tail and showing slight evidence of gluing; edges marbled, suggesting removal from a volume; some fading of covers; single faint fox-spot on front wrapper and title-page; otherwise fine. The first printing, with 32pp. A later printing had only 16pp. Scarce. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$63.28

The Child and His Book.
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The Child and His Book.

By FIELD (Mrs. E.M.).

Some account Of The history and progress of children’s Literature in England. By Mrs. E.M. Field, Author of “Ethne,” “Bryda,” “Mixed Pickles,” etc. London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. 2, Paternoster Buildings, E.C. And 44, Victoria Street, S.W., 1891. Integral wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; head-pieces tail-pieces and decorated initial letters to the chapters throughout; three inserted plates (one double-sided); numerous illustrations in the text; pp.[viii]+356; deep green smooth cloth blocked with publisher’s monogram in black on back cover, lettered black-cased bright and dull gilt, gilt, and with short rule, gilt, on spine, lettered black-cased bright and dull gilt, and gilt, and blocked pictorially with illustration of horn-book in black, brown, and white on front cover; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated charcoal. A near-fine copy. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.175, 297, and 324/5. Pp.347 to 356 are occupied by an Index. Loosely laid in to this copy are two contemporary reviews, from one of which we quote: “Mrs. Field takes a very thorough survey of the English child’s book in all ages from the Boëthius of the sixth century down to the “Child’s Guide to Knowledge” of the nineteenth, and in the course of her study gives us an entertaining and in many ways novel picture of child-life during the interval.” All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$55.37

The Bijou: An Annual of literature And the arts.
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The Bijou: An Annual of literature And the arts.

By ANTHOLOGY.

London, William Pickering, 1830 [i.e., September, 1829]. Pott 8vo; binder’s blank at front and back; integral advertisement leaf and half-title precede fine steel-engraved frontispiece by William Ensom after Sir Thomas Lawrence, and conjugate vignette title-page, on plate-paper, precede dedication leaf; letterpress title not called for; nine steel-engraved plates by Ensom, T.A. Dean, Sangster, Augustus Fox, and Josh. Phelps, after Lawrence, David Wilkie, T. Stothard, R.P. Bonnington (published posthumously), etc., all on plate-paper and with thin paper guards; pp.xiv (not including the engraved title-leaf)+288; publisher’s full crimson watered silk, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; bright green end-papers. Silk worn a little at edges of spine, and very slightly so to corners and some edges; otherwise a fine copy of a beautiful volume. Literary contributors include Edward Quillinan, Richard Thomson, Alexander Dyce, Elizabeth Cory, Sir Gore Ouseley (translating from the Persian of Janeid of Baghdad), Mrs. Godwin, Ugo Fosculo (a self-portrait, in a translation signed ‘M.S.’), J. Payne Collier, “the Author of ‘Obstinacy’” [Mrs. Agnes C. Hall], John C. Mercier, “the Author of ‘The Lord of Morcar’ [Julia Pardoe], the Rev. James White, Martin Archer Shee, Commander Hutchinson, R.N., J.W. Brown, John Bird, W.H. Leeds, and many that are anonymous or signed by initials: T.E.C., M.A.Y., W., etc. The third, last, and scarcest volume of an uncommon Annual that is very hard indeed to find in its original dress. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$134.47

Truth About Democracy By B.
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Truth About Democracy By B.

By B. The

Author of “A Political Catechism” and “Palaver.” London: The Leadenhall Press, 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway, N.D. [1891]. Imp.16mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; two binder’s blanks before title-page; integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher’s inserted Book List (paginated [1]-7, [ii], 8 - 14), and integral blank, at end; bevelled apple-green fine buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Small ink-splash on front cover, and small chip to one blank fore-margin where leaf has been badly opened; otherwise a very nice copy. Young, 1891.1. COPAC records deposit copies in the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, the national Library of Scotland, and Trinity College Dublin, and a copy at Southampton, only. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$142.38

Old friends: Essays in epistolary parody.
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Old friends: Essays in epistolary parody.

By LANG (Andrew).

Longmans, Green, and Co., 1890. Demy 8vo; limitation leaf precedes half-title; inserted half-tone text-paper frontispiece with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; pp.[ii]+[xiv]+205+[iii]; quarter white laid paper, pale grey boards, paper spine label printed in very dark blue; t.e.g., others uncut. Light marking to covers, and label slightly chipped at top corners, not affecting printed area; small rub to limitation leaf, slightly affecting ruled border. paper of boards a trifle worn at corners; a very nice copy, nonetheless. One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies on large paper. Printed on fine Japanese vellum. The label on this copy is printed in so dark a colour it appears almost black. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$189.84

The Businesses Of A Busy Man.
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The Businesses Of A Busy Man.

By BELL (R[obert]. S[tanley]. Warren).

By R.S. Warren Bell. London: published by The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50 Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 743 & 745 Broadway, N.D. [June 1894]. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; 16pp. text-paper advertisements, plus tipped-in advertisement for ‘Stickphast Paste’ printed in dark blue and black on pale blue and cream paper, bound in before integral blank at end; pp.[iv]+202+16+[ii]; royal blue smooth cloth streaked with pale blue (probably royal blue cloth reversed), ruled and blocked very dark navy blue on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled very dark navy blue, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine a trifle darkened and end-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy. A hybrid form: humorous fictive essays, and very readable. Young, 1894.3, recording the navy blue blocking as black. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$118.65

Bibliotheca pastorum.
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Bibliotheca pastorum.

By RUSKIN (John).

Edited by John Ruskin, Honorary student of Christ Church, Oxford. Vol.I. The Economist of Xenophon. Translated into English by Alexander D.O. Wedderburn, And W. Gershom Collingwood. With a preface by the editor. Ellis and White, 29, New Bond Street, London; And George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1876. Med.8vo; final blank; pp.[xlviii]+141+[iii]; green crushed morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; pale cream end-papers. Nice copy. Issued by itself as the first volume in the series ‘Bibliotheca pastorum’. Volume two was issued in 1877, volume four in 1885; volume three was never issued. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$43.49

The Popular rhymes Of Scotland, With illustrations, Chiefly collected from oral sources.

By CHAMBERS (Robert).

By Robert Chambers, Author of “Traditions of Edinburgh,” “Walks in Edinburgh,” &c. Edinburgh: William Hunter, 23, Hanover Street, Charles Smith & Co. 25, Hanover Street, And James Duncan, London, 1826. F’cap 12mo in half-sheets; 4pp. publisher’s advertisements at end, probably printed conjugate with the half-title and title, which are on slightly thicker paper than the text; pp.xvi+319+[i (blank)]+4; buff boards printed with rules and lettering in black on sides and spine; a.e uncut. Re-backed preserving the original backstrip, but with stains from old sellotape repair to spine and adjacent edges of boards; boards dusty, corners bruised, and one a little chipped (not approaching printed area); internally fine. Rather uncommon in the original boards. The ‘illustrations’ are verbal, not pictorial. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$118.65

A Sketch-Book Of R.
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A Sketch-Book Of R.

By CALDECOTT (Randolph).

Caldecott’s Reproduced by Edmund Evans The Engraver & Printer & Published by George Routledge & Sons, London & New York, N.D. [1883]. Landscape Roy.8vo, numbered on versos only, wire-stabbed and glued; printed throughout lithographically in sepia, the rectos apart from the title-page in colours; pp.48; half leaf-green smooth cloth, unbleached linen sides, the front cover blocked with lettering and design in dark brown.Slight rusting of staples; three leaves with small marginal tears, two of them a trifle dusty ans with vertical creases; otherwise a nice copy. One of Routledge’s more curious experiments. One would have expected the staples to have passed through all the leaves, but each gathering appears to have been separately stapled, and the three glued together at the spine. An uncommon and rather beautiful volume. Henry Blackburn, ‘Randolph Caldecott’, p.205. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$39.55

Characters Of Shakespeare’s plays.
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Characters Of Shakespeare’s plays.

By HAZLITT (William).

By William Hazlitt. London: Printed by C.H. Reynell, 21, Piccadilly, For R. Hunter, successor to Mr. Johnson, In St. Paul’s Church-yard; And C. and J. Ollier, Welbeck-street, Cavendish-square, 1817. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; four line Errata on verso of Contents leaf; pp.xxiii+[i (blank)]+352; binder’s blank before title-page, two at end; contemporary half natural calf, brown marbled paper-covered sides, ruled gilt on sides, ruled and tooled gilt on spine, black lettering-piece; burnished sprinkled edges. Strongly re-backed with matching calf with rubbed and very chipped remains of original back-strip, including the original lettering-piece, laid on; front binders blank a little foxed and marked and with old ownership inscription; first two leaves lightly foxed; text otherwise fine. Scarce. Keynes, 17; Jaggard, p.145; CBEL, III, p.641; NCBEL, 3: 1231. Hazlitt’s first independent work on a literary theme. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$348.04

The Juvenile scrap-book By the author of The Women of England.” [sic] MDCCCXLVII.
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The Juvenile scrap-book By the author of The Women of England.” [sic] MDCCCXLVII.

By ELLIS (Sarah [Stickney]).

Fisher, Son, & Co., The Caxton Press, Angel St., St. Martin’s-le-Grand, London; H. Mandeville, rue neuve Vivienne, Paris, N.D. [Winter, 1846]. Extra cr.8vo in half-sheets; frontispiece and vignette title-page (headed ‘Fisher’s Juvenile scrap-book MDCCCXLVII’), and fourteen plates, all finely engraved on steel, on fine thick paper, and with thin paper guards; integral leaf of publisher’s advertisements at end; pp.102+[ii]; binder’s blank at front and back; orangy-brown fine straight-grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked gilt on sides, elaborately blocked gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Most of thin-paper guard to frontispiece lacking, and slight evidence of offsetting from its short fore-edge onto facing plates; otherwise a virtually fine copy of a beautiful book. All of the literary contents are by Mrs. Ellis. The engravings are by L. Stocks after Poole, J. Posselwhite after Sir W.C. Ross, R.A., W. Holl after Busato, J.C. Armytage after W. Daniell, R.A., H. Cook after Sir W.C. Ross, W. Floyd after W.H. Brooke, F.S.A., and F.F. Walker, R. Staines, W. Wetherhead, H.G. Watkins, J. Saddler, T. Sherratt, T. Clark, I.J. Hinchliff, and G. Paterson all after T. Allom. Faxon, 1485. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$71.19

A handbook To the works of Robert Browning.

By [BROWNING (Robert)].

By Mrs. Sutherland Orr. Second edition revised. London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1886. (The right of translation is reserved.) F’cap 8vo; half-title apparently not called for; pp.[xii (paged as [xiv])]+344; pinkish-red prize calf, ruled and tooled gilt on sides, the front cover with the large central stamp of Haileybury College, spine with five raised bands, very elaborately tooled gilt on bands and in compartments, black lettering-piece; matching marbled edges and end-papers. Prize label on front paste-down; single faint fox-spot affecting first two leaves; otherwise a fine copy. An opulent example of a late Victorian prize calf in virtually fine state. Unfortunately unsigned. Among the additions to this second edition of the handbook, which is in any case considerably corrected and revised, are two signed notes by Robert Browning. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$79.10

Annals of a Publishing House: William Blackwood And His sons Their magazine and friends By Mrs [sic] Oliphant.

By OLIPHANT (Mrs.).

Volume I [II]. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1897. All rights reserved. 2 Vols., sm.4to; blank before half-title and engraved portrait frontispiece on Japanese vellum, with tissue guard, in each volume; two additional engraved portraits on Japanese vellum, with tissue guards, in volume two; final blank in volume one; pp.[ii]+[xvi]+522+[ii]; [ii]+[x]+514; black buckram ruled and lettered gilt on spine, with pressed-out blind panel blocked gilt, lettered black-through-gilt, on front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrappers. TOGETHER WITH: PORTER (Mrs Gerald). Annals of a Publishing House: John Blackwood By his daughter Mrs. Gerald Porter. The third volume of William Blackwood And His sons Their magazine and friends. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1898. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece and two plates; pp.[xii]+[436]; dark blue cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, with pressed-out blind panel blocked gilt, lettered dark blue-through-gilt, on front cover; t.e.g. Fine, unopened, copy in original plain wax-paper dust-wrapper. The first two volumes were limited to 150 copies printed on hand-made paper, watermarked ‘Ruisdael’. There was also a trade edition uniform with the third volume. Mrs. Oliphant died before the third volume had been written, and the two completed volumes were dedicated to her memory by the publisher. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$102.83

Notes by Mr Ruskin On his collection of drawings By the late J.M.W.
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Notes by Mr Ruskin On his collection of drawings By the late J.M.W.

By RUSKIN (John).

Turner, R A. [sic] Exhibited at The Fine Art Society’s galleries; Also a list of the engraved works of that master Shown at the same time. Illustrated with Thirty-five plates, and A map Indicative of The Places in The British Isles illustrated by him. London. Printed at the Chiswick Press, for the Fine Art Society. 148 New Bond Street, 1878. Demy 4to; two blanks and publisher’s Note leaf with their blind stamp authenticating the volume precede photogravure frontispiece with loose tissue guard; half-title not called for; thirty-four plates printed in black or sepia, most with loose tissue guards; wood-engraved double-spread map in text; leaf bearing printer’s device and imprint on recto, blank on verso, followed by blank at end; pp.[viii]+188+[i]+[iii]; publisher’s quarter dark brown morocco-faced sheep, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, diagonally-fine-ribbed leaf-green cloth sides; t.e. gilt, others uncut. Leather of spine rubbed and with neat repair at tail, and boards worn at corners; interesting light pencilled notes on some few leaves, presumably by Robt. G. Sillar, whose ownership signature appears on the front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy on a finely produced volume. One of a few copies with India Proofs.Wise, 231: the first complete and first illustrated edition, 750 copies of which were issued in all, 650 copies of the ordinary edition at £1.11.6d. and 100 copies with India proofs of the plates at £2.2.0d., the present copy being one of the special copies with India proofs. A great deal of trouble was taken with the plates, which were produced by Messrs. Dawson and Co. by the then new process of photogravure, numerous negatives being taken of each in order to achieve the best effect, and some of the plates where the detail was very fine, being then worked on by hand by an engraver who had been employed on the production of some of the originals. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$411.32

Last leaves.
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Last leaves.

By SMITH (Alexander).

Sketches and criticisms, By Alexander Smith, Author of “A Life-drama,” “Dreamthorpe,” etc. etc. Edited, with a Memoir, by Patrick Proctor Alexander, M.A., Author of “Mill and Carlyle,” etc. Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, 1868. Half-title not called for; engraved portrait frontispiece with thin paper guard of smaller paper precedes title-page; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher’s inserted 24pp. Catalogue at end, dated ‘4.68’ at foot of first leaf; pp.cxxiii+[1 (blank)]+334+[ii]; bevelled deep cerise sand-grain cloth ruled and blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated chocolate. Printed on two different grades of paper, gatherings A - L, and N on a good quality white paper that does not tend to embrown, gatherings M and O - X, and the prelims., signed [ - ], A1, B2 - H2, on a paper that embrowns but does not tend to become brittle. (No gatherings are called for bearing the signatures A2, J, V, or W). Very slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce. Includes essays on Scottish Ballads; Dreams and Dreaming; Mr. Carlyle at Edinburgh; Winter; Literary Work; The Minister Painter; Sydney Dobell; Essayists, Old and New; Edinburgh; etc. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$87.01

Letters From Percy Bysshe Shelley To Thomas Jefferson Hogg.
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Letters From Percy Bysshe Shelley To Thomas Jefferson Hogg.

By SHELLEY (Percy Bysshe).

With Notes by W.M. Rossetti and H. Buxton Forman. Volume I. [All published] London: Privately Printed, 1897. Extra cr.8vo format, mainly in quarter sheets (the first three gatherings, and and the final gathering, however, being half-sheets); five blanks before half-title in volume one, four at end, the outermost serving as end-papers; limitation leaf following title leaf in volume one; leaf bearing dated woodcut device of The Ashley Library followed by four blanks at end in each volume; pp.[10 (including end-papers)]+[x]+97+[ii (blank)]+[i]+[9 (including en-papers)]; bevelled navy-blue fine buckram lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. Faint scratch to front cover and very slight rubbing to gilt at head of spine; internally a fine copy. The total edition consisted of only thirty copies. Eighteen letters, written between 20th December, 1810 and 28th April, 1811. Printed on fine hand-made paper watermarked ‘J. Whatman 1895’. Wise, ‘Ashley Library’, V., p.103-4, not mentioning the blanks. The only volume printed, the project having been abandoned after the announcement of the Complete Correspondence edited by Roger Ingpen in the same year. It is possible that no all copies were bound up, as it it a good deal scarcer in our experience than other titles in the series, despite the limitation being the same. COPAC records the British Library copy only. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

$693.84

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