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Image for Windsor Castle : an historical romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank & Tony Johannot : with designs on wood by W. A. Delamotte.

Windsor Castle : an historical romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank & Tony Johannot : with designs on wood by W. A. Delamotte.

By: AINSWORTH, William Harrison : Cruikshank, Johannot & Delamotte illus.

Price: £300.00

Publisher: Colburn 1843.:

Seller ID: 8215

Condition: First Illustrated Book Edition, original blue cloth pictorially gilt. Roy.8vo, c.pp236 uncut, spine just slightly sunned, vulnerable binding lightly bumped or marked here and there, but very good. Endpaper with ticket of original 19thC bookseller Weller of Croydon. With portrait by Maclise + etched title by Johannot + 14 engraved illustrations by Cruikshank + 4 by Johannot and + 87 woodcut illustrations by Delamotte.


The Fanfrolico Press : Satyrs, Fauns & Fine Books.

By: ARNOLD, John : Fanfrolico Press.

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Private Libraries Association 2009.:

Seller ID: 9384

Condition: First Edition, blue cloth handsomely gilt. Roy.8vo, c.pp328, an excellent copy as issued. Fully illustrated.


The Happy Hypocrite. Illustrated by George Sheringham.

By: BEERBOHM, Max.

Price: £80.00

Publisher: John Lane, The Bodley Head [1915]:

Seller ID: 9198

Condition: First Illustrated Edition, gilt buckram, front board with striking floral design in colours and gilt. Roy.8vo, c.pp71 uncut, some light spotting of text, spine lettering bit faded, lower cover a bit soiled, overall covers a bit dulled and scuffed. With illustrated endpapers : illustrated title-page in black & gold : 10 large pictorial initials and tail-pieces : and 24 full-page tissue-guarded colour plates.


A Memoir : written by himself 1822 - 1828. With an introduction by Selwyn Image.

By: BEWICK, Thomas.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head 1924.:

Seller ID: 9451

Condition: First Selwyn Image Edition, roy.8vo [binding c. 24 x 16 cms], olive green-brown cloth lettered and with Bewick vignette in black, top edge of text block tinted red, others uncut. C.pp306, small attractive bookplate on half-title, larger bookplate removed from front pastedown, gutters of endpapers resealed with tape, binding bit worn and dulled, overall a stout copy. With portrait plate of Bewick + 60 other Bewick illustrations in text.


Blake Books : Annotated Catalogues of William Blake's Writings in Illuminated Printing, in Conventional Typography and in Manuscript and reprints thereof : reproductions of Blake's designs : books with Blake's engravings : catalogues : books Blake owned : and scholarly & critical works about Blake. By G. E. Bentley.

By: BLAKE, William : G. E. Bentley.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press 1977:

Seller ID: 8891

Condition: First Edition, gilt cloth & dws. Thick roy.8vo, c.pp1092, an excellent copy.


Certaine Sonnets : by Sir Philip Sydney.

By: BRUCE ROGERS : Sir Philip Sydney.

Price: £140.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 1904:

Seller ID: 3262

Condition: * Luther A. Brewer Copy.* Quarter gilt parchment & dark maroon boards gilt. C.pp62 uncut, slip-case neatly repaired with brown tape, fine bright copy.


Small Packages : The Augustine Adventures : Nos 1 - 7.

By: D'ARBELOFF, Natalie.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, NdA Press 1984 - 1986.:

Seller ID: 9538

Condition: 7 Small Booklets, each c.pp16 plus covers, each in different coloured illustrated wrappers. Printed from cartoon-style hand-drawn texts and illustrations throughout. In excellent condition.


Death's Duell : A Sermon delivered before King Charles I in the beginning of Lent 1630/1. Edited with Postscript by Geoffrey Keynes.

By: DONNE, John : Geoffrey Keynes.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Boston, Godine 1973:

Seller ID: 7797

Condition: Handsome binding of quarter black morocco lettered in gilt, over black cloth sides. Sm.folio, c.pp64 a.e.g., neat little endpaper booklabel, a fine copy. And with 6 plates.


Invitation + Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 207 on 2 December 1970.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Henry van de Velde : Fernand Baudin : Herbert Spencer.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1970.:

Seller ID: 9380

Condition: Together 2 items. The Menu printed in mauve and blue on large stiff white card c. 30 x 23 cms, corners just nudged, small marginal spot. The Invitation printed in matching style in green and gold on stiff white card c. 20 x 15 cms, with neat ink annotation cheque 'sent 4/11/70. Guest Graham D.', else excellent.


Delizie Galanti del XVIII Secolo [Delightful Gallantry of the 18th Century : with illustrations after Cochin, Eisen, Boucher, Moreau Le Jeune, Charles Monnet, Binet &c].

By: EROTICA : Cochin : Eisen : Boucher : Moreau Le Jeune : Charles Monnet : Binet.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Milan, Perrella [1950s]:

Seller ID: 7742

Condition: Stiff green wrappers sunned around backstrip. Tall 8vo, 12pp title + text &c, complete with 56 loose-leaf plates printed with captions and borders in red, neat booklabel, excellent copy in slip-case.


A Book Of Towers and other buildings of Southern Europe. Copper engravings by Richard Wyndham : introduction and descriptions by Sacheverell Sitwell.

By: ETCHELLS & MACDONALD : Richard Wyndham : Sacheverell Sitwell.

Price: £240.00

Publisher: Etchells & Macdonald 1928.:

Seller ID: 7805

Condition: Half vellum/parchment lettered in gilt, salmon-pink boards with illustration in black, card slip-case with large pictorial paper label. Folio, c.pp118 uncut, neat endpaper booklabel, spine just lightly dusty, slip-case slightly worn, else an excellent copy of a delicate book. With 25 copper-engraved illustrations.


A Point Of Departure : poems by Joyce Finzi. Wood engravings by Richard Shirley Smith.

By: FINZI, Joyce : and Richard Shirley Smith.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Golden Head Press 1967:

Seller ID: 9206

Condition: First Edition, glossy dark blue illustrated wrappers lettered in white. C.pp50, couple of trifling marks, a near-fine copy of a fragile book.


Image for A View Without A Room.

A View Without A Room.

By: FORSTER, E. M.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: New York, Albondocani Press 1973.:

Seller ID: 9151

Condition: First Edition, patterned wrappers and printed label. C.pp20, owner's handsome little label on wrapper turn-in, a fine copy.


Christmas 1982.

By: FRIENDS' PRESS, Cambridge : Patricia Jaffe : Mrs Turner.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, The Friends' Press 1982:

Seller ID: 7735

Condition: Striking marbled paper chemise with decorative label in red. Narrow 8vo, containing 8 loose leaves, a fine copy.


Image for Letters In Rhyme, to and from E. Gerard, Portrait Painter, Liverpool. With a number of Humourous Embellishments, drawn on stone by the author.

Letters In Rhyme, to and from E. Gerard, Portrait Painter, Liverpool. With a number of Humourous Embellishments, drawn on stone by the author.

By: GERARD, E. [Ebenezer].

Price: £200.00

Publisher: Liverpool, printed by Rushton and Melling; sold by E. Smith & Co. … Manchester; Bucks and Kinnebrook, Norwich; Hillyard and Morgan, Bristol; and all Booksellers.:

Seller ID: 10140

Condition: First Edition, original brown paper boards, protected by a marbled paper slip-case with green morocco label lettered in gilt. Pp.[iv], vi, 179. Includes 5 tipped-in lithograph illustrations : the folded facsimile One Pound Bank Note a little foxed, the other 4 illustrations very clean. Very neatly and unobtrusively repaired at an early date with the boards supplied with near-matching brown paper, endpapers with attractive mid-20th century bookplate. An excellent mellow copy with very clean crisp illustrations and text.


Servile Labour & Contemplation. Foreword by Brocard Sewell.

By: GILL, Eric : Brocard Sewell.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Aylesford Press 1989:

Seller ID: 2868

Condition: Quarter cloth & marbled boards, with handsome dws, c.pp24, a very fine copy.


R. L. Stevenson To J. M. Barrie : a Vailima portrait. Intro by Bradford A. Booth.

By: GRABHORN PRESS : R. L. Stevenson & J. M. Barrie.

Price: £68.00

Publisher: Grabhorn Press, San Francisco 1962.:

Seller ID: 4228

Condition: Quarter holland & striking patterned boards. Folio, c.pp36 uncut, one lower corner just scuffed. With ms facsimile & 4 drawings [red on blue paper] by Isobel Strong. Fine copy.


Sixe Idillia 1588 : poems or eclogues by Theocritus translated into English verse. Intro by S. Gaselee.

By: GRIBBLE, Vivien : Stanley Morison : Theocritus.

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Duckworth 1922.:

Seller ID: 4516

Condition: Ruari McLean Copy.* Quarter buckram gilt, illustrated boards, and with dws printed with text & illustration. Slim folio, c.pp60 uncut, endpapers darkened as always, some wear to edge of lower board at two places. With numerous woodcut illustrations & decorations by Vivien Gribble.


An Innocent Grows Up.

By: HANCOCK, Norman : John Piper.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Dent 1947:

Seller ID: 9037

Condition: First Edition, gilt cloth & colour illustrated dws. C.pp190, two small and very neat signatures on corner of endpaper, also neat little endpaper booklabel, a fine bright copy. The dws with colour lithograph by John Piper : this is repeated within as a double-spread frontispiece.


Image for The Lion & The Farmer : an engraving from Aesop's Fables 1928.

The Lion & The Farmer : an engraving from Aesop's Fables 1928.

By: JONES, David : Aesop.

Price: £750.00

Publisher: 1928.

Seller ID: 6878

Condition: Copper Engraving [image size c.6.5 x 8cms] attractively mounted & framed in simple lime-washed wood [size c.25.5 x 27cms].