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Swan Song

by GALSWORTHY, John

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London: William Heinemann Ltd., [1928]. The Sixth Novel of John Galsworthy's Prize Winning Saga 'The Forsyte Chronicles'GALSWORTHY, John. Swan Song. London: William Heinemann Ltd., [1928]. First edition. Octavo (7 3/16 x 4 3/4 inches; 186 x 121 mm.). [ix], [1, blank], 347, [1, blank] pp.Publisher's dark blue cloth, front cover stamped and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, rear cover with publisher's blind-stamp, top edge stained blue. A fine crisp copy in the original color pictorial dust jacket, spine minimally darkened, otherwise fine.The sixth of the nine novels which make up The Forsyte Chronicles - one of the most popular and enduring works of twentieth century literature - chronicle the ebbing social power of the commercial upper-middle class Forsyte family between 1886 and 1920. Galsworthy's masterly narrative examines not only their fortunes but also the wider developments within society, particularly the changing position of women. The author has drawn a fascinating and accurately… Read more
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Paris le soir [And:] Paris le matin
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Paris le soir [And:] Paris le matin

by GAVARNI, Paul

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Paris: Chez Bauger [and] Chez Aubert, 1839. Paris in the Morning" and "Paris at Night"GAVARNI [pseudonym of Guillaume Sulpice Chevallier]. Paris le matin. [Paris: Au Bureau du Charivari, n.d., 1839]. Twelve numbered lithographed plates, depicting Parisian life in the morning. Plates printed by Aubert & Cie.[and]Paris le soir. [Paris: Chez Bauger [and] Chez Aubert, n.d., 1840]. Twenty-five numbered lithographed plates depicting Parisian life at night (plus a hand colored duplicate of Plate 14 laid in). Plates printed by Aubert & Cie.Large quarto (13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches; 341 x 267 mm.). Thirty-seven lithographed plates plus a hand colored duplicate of the fourteenth plate in Paris le soir loosely inserted. Contemporary quarter black roan over black patterned-paper boards. Smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt. Spine ends and corners worn. Some light to moderate foxing. A few marginal tears. A very good copy."In 1837 Gavarni began his connection with Le charivari, which did not conclude… Read more
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Fashionables

by GAVARNI, Paul

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Paris: Chez Tessari et Cie., 1837. Extremely Scarce No Auction RecordsNo Copies in Libraries WorldwideGAVARNI [pseudonym of Guillaume Sulpice Chevallier]. Fashionables. Paris: Chez Tessari et Cie., [n.d., 1837]. Large quarto (13 1/8 x 10 1/16 inches; 333 x 255 mm.). Twelve hand-colored lithographed plates, heightened with gum arabic, depicting couples during the twelve months of the year. Plates lithographed by Lemercier. Contemporary half red morocco, ruled in gilt, over marbled boards by Canapé et Corriez (stamp-signed on front flyleaf). Smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Some light foxing, a few plates slightly browned. Tiny portion of lower corner of the plate "Août" torn away. Two bookplates and remains of a third on front pastedown. An excellent copy of this extremely scarce series of plates. Not in Colas, Hiler, or Lipperheide.Each plate, Janvier to Decembre, depicts the appropriate fashion for each month of the year.A work of… Read more
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Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes, The
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Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes, The

by GERARD, John

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London: Printed for Adam Islip, Joice Norton, and Richard Whitakers, 1636. Second Printing of the Best EditionOf The Most Famous English HerbalGERARD, John. The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes. Gathered by John Gerarde of London, Master in Chirurgerie, Very much Enlarged and Amended by Thomas Johnson, Citizen and Apothecarye of London. London: Printed for Adam Islip, Joice Norton, and Richard Whitakers, 1636.Third edition of Gerard's Herball (first published in 1597), the second edition edited by Thomas Johnson, a reprint of his "very much enlarged and amended" 1633 edition, with the errata corrected in the text. Large folio (13 1/4 x 8 15/16 inches; 337 x 227 mm.). [38], 1630 [i.e, 1634], [1], [1, blank], [46, indexes and tables] pp. Bound without the initial and final blank leaves, as usual. Engraved allegorical title by John Payne and 2,766 woodcut illustrations of plants in the text. Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials.Mid-nineteenth-century sprinkled calf, expertly… Read more
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Picturesque Tour along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne..., A.
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Picturesque Tour along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne..., A.

by GERNING, J.J. [Johann Isaac] von

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London: Published by R. Ackermann....Printed by L. Harrison, 1820. One of the Great Nineteenth-Century Color-Plate Books,with Twenty-Four Hand-Colored AquatintsGERNING, J.J. [Johann Isaac] von. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne: With Illustrations of the Scenes of Remarkable Events, and of Popular Traditions. Embellished with Twenty-Four Highly Finished and Coloured Engravings, from the Drawings of M. Schuetz; and Accompanied by a Map. Translated from the German by John Black. London: Published by R. Ackermann... Printed by L. Harrison, 1820.First English edition, early issue. (The original German edition was published in Wiesbaden in 1819 as Die Rheingegenden von Mainz bis Cölln.) Large quarto (13 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches; 336 x 273 mm.). xiv, [xv, xvi], 178 pp. Complete with the list of subscribers (pp. [v]-viii). Large folding engraved map with color highlights and twenty-four fine hand-colored aquatint plates by D. Havell and T. Sutherland after C.G. Schutz, with tissue… Read more
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Picturesque Tour along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne..., A.
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by GERNING, J.J. [Johann Isaac] von

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London: Published by R. Ackermann....Printed by L. Harrison, 1820. Cologne! Cologne! Thy Walls are Won"One of the Great Nineteenth-Century Color-Plate Books,with Twenty-Four Hand-Colored AquatintsGERNING, J.J. [Johann Isaac] von. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne: With Illustrations of the Scenes of Remarkable Events, and of Popular Traditions. Embellished with Twenty-Four Highly Finished and Coloured Engravings, from the Drawings of M. Schuetz; and Accompanied by a Map. Translated from the German by John Black. London: Published by R. Ackermann... Printed by L. Harrison, 1820.First English edition, early issue. (The original German edition was published in Wiesbaden in 1819 as Die Rheingegenden von Mainz bis Cölln.) Large quarto (13 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches; 336 x 273 mm.). xiv, [xv, xvi], 178 pp. Complete with the list of subscribers (pp. [v]-viii). Large folding engraved map with color highlights and twenty-four fine hand-colored aquatint plates by D. Havell and T. Sutherland… Read more
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Millions of Cats
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Millions of Cats

by GÁG, Wanda

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New York: Coward-McCann, 1928. Cats here, cats there, Cats and kittens everywhere, Hundreds of cats, Thousands of cats, Millions and billions and trillions of cats"GÁG, Wanda. Millions of Cats. New York: Coward-McCann, 1928. Edition De Luxe limited to two hundred and fifty copies signed by Wanda Gág (of which this is No. 245) containing an additional original wood-engraving that does not appear in the book, signed by the artist-author.Oblong quarto (6 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; 169 x 247 mm.). [1, limitation, verso blank], [1]-[32] pp. Pictorial title-page and numerous illustrations throughout including five full-page and several double-page.Publisher's yellow, red and black pictorial paper over boards, red and yellow pictorial endpapers. A fine copy in the publisher's black cardboard slipcase with original printed label on front panel. The slipcase has been neatly repaired on the edges, but is absolutely complete.The additional signed woodcut measures 5 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches; 149 x 114 mm., and is in a… Read more
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Little Son, Hush-a-Bye
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Little Son, Hush-a-Bye"

by GILBERT, Anne Yvonne, artist

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: , 1991. A Lovely Dual Watercolor LullabyFramed Together with a Stunning Custom MatGILBERT, Anne Yvonne, artist. "Little Son, Hush-a-Bye". From Baby's Book of Lullabies & Cradle Songs. [N.p.], 1991. Two original pen, ink and watercolor illustrations.Image sizes: 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches; 191 x 191 mm. Beautifully matted, framed and glazed together. (Frame size: 15 7/8 x 27 inches; 403 x 686 mm.).This lovely illustrated spread was inspired by the illustrator's son. One side features handwritten lyrics to the lullaby, "Little Son, Hush-a-Bye" and the other depicts a mother cradling her son. Beautifully framed with a pink-cream silk mat bordered with decorative cream and pink ribbons.Anne Yvonne Gilbert is a British artist and book illustrator. Her controversial cover design of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 1983 single "Relax" became "one of the most famous record sleeves of all time". While much of her career since then has focused on illustrating the covers and interiors of popular books, Gilbert has also… Read more
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Fifty "Bab" Ballads

by GILBERT, W.S.

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London [&] New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1878. W.S. Gilbert's 'Fifty "Bab Ballads'A Fine Inlaid Binding - Possibly by W.T. MorrellGILBERT, W.S. Fifty "Bab" Ballads. Much Sound and Little Sense by W.S. Gilbert. With illustrations by the author. London [&] New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1878. Third? edition (first published in 1876). Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 190 mm x 133 mm.). 255, [1, imprint] pp. Engraved frontispiece (included in pagination) with original tissue-guard and numerous illustrations in the text. Some marginal foxing, otherwise near fine.Bound ca. 1920 in full red crushed levant morocco, covers ruled in gilt enclosing an elaborate oval floral design with eight inlaid flowers in cream morocco and leaves of olive, medium and dark green and red morocco surrounded by a decorative border of medium and dark green. The flowers and leaves are decoratively tooled in blind and highly decorated with gilt pointille. Spine with five raised bands, with decorative inlaid dark green… Read more
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St. George and the Dragon

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by GILLRAY, James

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London: H. Humphrey, 1805. St. George and the DragonGILLRAY, James. St. George and the Dragon. [Britannia; Napoléon Bonaparte; King George III] A Design for an Equestrian Statue, from the Original in Windsor Castle. Drawn by an Amateur. Etched by Js. Gillray. London: Published August 2nd. 1805. by H. Humphrey. 27 St. James's Street.Hand colored etching (16 x 16 inches; 406 x 406 mm.). Edges a little browned, two short tears (5/8 inch at top margin and 1/4 inch at lower margin). There is a fold slightly to the right of the center and a closed tear on the saddle pad of the horse. Matted. "The Royal St. George rescuing Britannia from the fangs of the Monster of France. The King wears the uniform of his own regiment of Guards (the Blues). But a few weeks after the date of this print, the Imperial Crown received a gash in the victory of Trafalgar, not much less formidable than the one here represented literally."In the manner of history painting rather than caricature. Below the title: 'a Design for an… Read more
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Habits of New French Legislators
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Habits of New French Legislators

by GILLRAY, James

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London: H. Humphrey, 1798. Gillray Punctures ParliamentComplete and Exceedingly Scarce[GILLRAY, James]. Habits of New French Legislators and other Public Functionaries. London: H. Humphrey, 1798. First edition, complete; both series. Folio (platemarks c. 260 x 195 mm). Twelve hand-colored engravings, some stipple and aquatint, lettered with series title and plate number 1-12 above the image, lettered below the image with the title in French, engraver's name A"J.s.G.y.d. & f.t. and the publication line. Housed loose in a blue cloth portfolio. A very fine set.Not in Abbey, Tooley, or Ray. The copy in the British Museum Satires collection is incomplete. OCLC records only one complete copy, at the BNF.Only two complete copies at auction within the last ninety years, in 1926 and 1956.James Gillray (1756 or 1757 - 1815), was a British caricaturist and printmaker famous for his etched political and social satires, mainly published between 1792 and 1810. The name of Gillray's publisher and print seller, Miss… Read more
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Buonaparté Leaving Egypt

Buonaparté Leaving Egypt

by GILLRAY, James

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London: H. Humphrey, 1800. Napoleon's Abandonment of General Duga in EgyptJames Gillray's Satirical Representation of an Event Which Changed the Face of Events in France and Throughout EuropeGILLRAY, James. Buonaparté Leaving Egypt. For an Illustration of the above, see Intercepted Letters from the Republican General Kleber, to the French Directory respecting the Courage, Honor, & Patriotic-Views, of "the Deserter of the Army of Egypt". Published March 8th 1800 - by H. Humphrey. No. 27. St. James's Street, London.Hand colored etching (14 1/8 x 10 1/16 inches; 358 x 250 mm.). A few small fox marks at top, otherwise near fine. Matted. A satirical representation of an event which changed the face of events in France and throughout Europe. The designation of "The Deserter of the Army of Egypt," here applied to the hero of Egypt was echoed by many of his countrymen. (Wright & Evans, p. 194).Caricaturist and engraver James Gillray (1757-1815) "was apprenticed to a letter engraver and worked under… Read more
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Cockney-Sportsmen

by GILLRAY, James

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London: H. Humphrey, 1800. One of the Scarcest of all James Gillray's WorksGILLRAY, James. Cockney-Sportsmen. London: H[annah] Humphrey, November 12th, 1800. Oblong folio (13 1/2 x 19 1/8 inches; 342 x 485 mm. Plate mark 10 1/8 x 14 1/8 inches; 254 x 358 mm.). Four magnificent hand-colored soft-ground etched aquatint plates.Chemised in a felt-lined half black morocco over red cloth clamshell case, spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments. A very fine set."As we know from the first plate, the cockney sportsmen are hunting in Hornsey Wood, a refuge for City dwellers about six miles from St Paul's. Gillray's print may be intended to show or recall the Hornsey Wood House, which was famous in its time. About a mile nearer to London than Hornsey," observes the Ambulator, in 1774, "is a coppice of young trees called Hornsey Wood, at the entrance of which is a public-house, to which great numbers of persons resort from the City." "Hornsey Wood House," for such was the name of… Read more
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Le Secret de Polichinel par Girin
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Le Secret de Polichinel par Girin

by GIRIN, [Raoul de la Girennerie de, Vicomte], illustrator

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Paris: Chez Arnauld de Vresse, Libraire, 1850. 'Open Secrets'GIRIN, [Raoul de la Girennerie de, Vicomte], illustrator. Le Secret de Polichinel par Girin. Paris: Chez Arnauld de Vresse, Libraire, [n.d., ca. 1850]. Large folio (13 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches; 336 x 251 mm.). Hand-colored lithographed title and eighteen hand-colored lithographed plates containing thirty-nine captioned scenes, all heightened with gum arabic. Plates lithographed by Laurant et Cie. Publisher's pictorial yellow lithographed boards. Slight bubbling of paper edges of boards. Small chip missing from spine, light rubbing to board extremities, spine darkened. Endpapers slightly browned. An excellent copy. Extremely scarce. We have been able to locate only one colored copy (The Bibliotheque National de France) and two uncolored copies (Harvard University, Houghton Library, MA, USA, and the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany)."Polichinelle is the Punch of the old French puppet-shows, and his secrets are stage whispers told to all… Read more
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Gogmagog

by [GOGMAGOG PRESS]; CHAMBERS, David; FRANKLIN, Colin; TUCKER, Alan

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Pinner: Private Libraries Association, 1991. [GOGMAGOG PRESS]. CHAMBERS, David. FRANKLIN, Colin. TUCKER, Alan. Gogmagog. Morris Cox & the Gogmagog Press. Pinner: Private Libraries Association, 1991. First edition. Octavo (10 11/16 x 7 1/8 inches; 271 x 181 mm.). 184 pp. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. Publisher's orange cloth with black stripes. A fine copy.
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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

by GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS; OMAR KHAYYAM; BATEMAN, J. Yunge, illustrator

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[London]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1958. A book, a woman, and a flask of wine:The three make heaven for me; it may be thineIs some sour place of singing cold and bare -But then, I never said thy heaven was mine.GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. BATEMAN, J. Yunge, illustrator. OMAR KHAYYÁM. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Edward Fitzgerald's Translation Reprinted from the first edition with his preface and notes. Drawings by J. Yunge Bateman. [London]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1958.One of 75 specially bound copies (of which this is no. 9) but without the extra set of seven plates together with two more that are not printed in the book.Folio (12 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches; 311 x 191 mm.). 35, [1, blank] pp. Copper engraved vignette title-page and six full-page copper engraved plates.Publisher's full red morocco, covers with two different designs in the shape of a goblet outlined in gilt of 'the woman holding the wine'. Smooth spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Some small marks to top of… Read more
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[Galerie de Grotesques]
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[Galerie de Grotesques]

by GONDELIER; MARTINET, publisher

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Paris: Martinet, 1821. Galerie des Grotesques[GONDELIER, Jean-Baptiste]. [Galerie des Grotesques]. [Paris]: [Chez] Martinet, [1821]. Oblong folio (16 x 10 1/2 inches; 406 x 267 mm.). Seven leaves, titled and numbered in manuscript, each with three hand colored etched plates making a total of twenty-one images.Contemporary quarter green calf over floral patterned black boards.The plates - each one lettered and numbered in manuscript "Galerie des Grotesques"No. 1. Les Rivaux; Partie d'écarté; Les effets du lavement, et la tentation (The Rivals; Discarded party; The effects of enema, and temptation)No. 2. Le maitre de danse, et le Coëffeur; Les joeurs de tonneau; Le remède inévitable (The dance master, and the hairdresser; The barrel joists; The inevitable cure)No. 3. Le bon gout; Cérémonie nuptiale; Le Dentiste (The right taste; Bridal ceremony; The Dentist)No. 4. Les conscrits; La sauteuse; Le bon ménage (The Conscripts; The… Read more
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by [GOON SHOW]; SELLERS, Peter; MILLIGAN, Spike; SECOMBE, Harry

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London: Camden Theater, April 30, 1972. The Last of the Goon ShowsSpecially Written by Spike Milligan for the 50th Anniversary of the BBC Three Goons in the FountainEach One Seeking FameSellers, Milligan, and SecombeWhich One Will the Fountain Blame[GOON SHOW]. SELLERS, Peter. MILLIGAN, Spike. SECOMBE, Harry. The Goon Show One Night Special Reunion. A Collection of Goony Ephemera. London: Camden Theater, April 30, 1972."These autographs from The Goons and a number of guest artists were signed for me in my presence at the recording of 'The Last of The Goon Shows' at The Camden Theatre London on Sunday 30th April 1972 at which I was one of the BBC Studio Managers. [Signed] Michael W. Cowles 1st December 2013."Thus introduced, this collection includes an original ticket to the show, printed on orange card; the Daily Mail's original story published the following day on May 1, 1972; promotional flyer, typed on yellow paper; the original BBC Radio 4 Program, signed by Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Harry… Read more
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Poems of the Chase

by GRAHAM, Sir Reginald

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London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1912. A Fine Collection of Old English Hunting Songs and PoemsGRAHAM, Sir Reginald, compiler. Poems of the Chase. Collected and Recollected by Sir Reginald Graham, Bart. London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1912. First edition. Small quarto (8 3/16 x 6 5/8 inches; 208 x 169 mm.). viii, 135, [1,] pp. Bound for Hatchards ca. 1912 (most likely by Sangorski & Sutcliffe) in full brown morocco, covers richly decorated in gilt, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board-edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, pale gray end-papers. Armorial book-plate of Sir George Smith on front paste-down. Two ink inscriptions on front blank leaf, one dated 1912, the other dated 1964. A fine collection of old English hunting songs and poems including The Melton Hunt; John Campbell's 'Rouse, Boys, Rouse.' and 'We have seen a run together'; Hunting with Lord Lonsdale's Harriers; George Lawrence's A Legend of Galway; Tom Firr's Song; Sir Herewald Wake's… Read more
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Wind in the Willows, The
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Wind in the Willows, The

by GRAHAME, Kenneth; ROBERTSON, Graham, illustrator

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London: Methuen and Co., 1908. A Near Fine First Edition of Kenneth Grahame's Children's ClassicIn the Original 'Second Issue' Pictorial Dust JacketGRAHAME, Kenneth. ROBERTSON, Graham, illustrator. The Wind in the Willows. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. London: Methuen and Co., [1908].First edition. Small octavo (7 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches; 190 x 124 mm.). [8], 302, [1, blank], [1, printer's imprint] pp. Frontispiece with original tissue guard.  Publisher's blue cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt within a single gilt rule border on front cover and pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Early ink signature "Bloomfield" on front free endpaper. Minimal rubbing to corners and spine extremities, the gilt bright and fresh. Some scattered light foxing otherwise a near fine copy in the second issue publisher's pictorial peach color dust jacket printed in black with price of 7/6 instead of 6/-. Front flap with neat five-line ink manuscript 'Recipe… Read more
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