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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.


Early Poems : by Enid Bagnold. Introduction by R. P. Lister.

By: BAGNOLD, Enid : R. P. Lister : Whittington Press.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Whittington Press 1987.

Seller ID: 8148

Condition: Quarter hessian over mauve & purple patterned paper boards, printed paper label. Roy.8vo, c.pp42 uncut, a fine copy. * With title-page wood engraving by Miriam Macgregor. ** 175 numbered copies [& 25 Specials]. Typically very attractive early book from the Whittington Press.


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.


Poems By Lucy Bickersteth.

By: BICKERSTETH, Lucy : Shakespeare Head Press.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Oxford, Shakespeare Head Press [1930s].

Seller ID: 7527

Condition: * Signed Copy & with Manuscript Poems & Letter. * Sq.8vo, c.pp90 uncut, simple printed wrappers bit worn & dulled.


The Pilgrim On The Earth : by Julian Green. With 12 coloured wood engravings by Rene Ben Sussan.

By: BLACKAMORE PRESS : Julian Green : Rene Ben Sussan.

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Blackamore Stress 1929.

Seller ID: 6984

Condition: Half vellum gilt. 4to, c.pp124 t.e.g., others uncut, as usual some light spotting of text [typical of this thick card-like paper], an excellent copy.


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.


A History Of Book Illustration : the illuminated manuscript & the printed book.

By: BLAND, David.

Price: £58.00

Publisher: Faber 1958.

Seller ID: 2419

Condition: First Edition, gilt cloth & dws. Folio, c.pp448, very good. Includes 376 plates & illustrations : also with 20 plates in colour. * Important book : one of the best on the subject.


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.


More 'Graphic' Pictures.

By: CALDECOTT, Randolph.

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Routledge 1887.

Seller ID: 7113

Condition: Quarter gilt buckram & illustrated boards. Landscape folio, as usual boards quite rubbed & a bit worn, crease across front free endpaper, occasional slight spotting or dustiness, but internally generally clean & attractively bright. ** 19thC comic scenes shown in 35 pages of colour-printed wood engravings. *** See Ray: Illustrator & Book 251.


Feeding The Mind. Prefatory Note by William Draper.

By: CARROLL, Lewis : Dodgson : William Draper.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Chatto 1907.

Seller ID: 7829

Condition: First Edition, quarter cloth over grey wrappers decoratively titled in red & black. C.pp32, neat calligraphic booklabel on endpaper, fine. The 1st Edition, as issued in wrappers at 1/-. Also issued in grey boards, and in limp brown leather at 2/-. See Williams, Madan & Green; and Crutch 291.


The Golden Garland Of Verse & Family Keepsake : with greeting card verses for all occasions. By T. Cossart.

By: COSSART, T.

Price: £25.50

Publisher: Marchbanks Press, New York 1929.

Seller ID: 4170

Condition: Quarter cloth & gaily patterned boards. C.pp85, fine copy. Illustrated with numerous 19thC chapbook-style vignettes.


The Skylark : and other poems by Ralph Hodgson.

By: CURWEN PRESS : Ralph Hodgson : Reynolds Stone : Will Carter.

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Curwen Press for Colin Fenton 1958.

Seller ID: 7429

Condition: * Raymond Lister Copy. * Black cloth pictorially gilt. Sm.folio, c.pp100, handsome little booklabel on endpaper. ** With 6 wood-engraved illustrations [c.9 x 13 cms] + 2 vignettes all by Reynolds Stone. A fine bright copy of a handsome book.


For Margaret Keynes 1890 - 1974 : by Jon Stallworthy.

By: CYGNET PRESS : Jon Stallworthy.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Burford, Cygnet Press 1975.

Seller ID: 8726

Condition: * Presentation Copy to Raymond Lister. * Green wrappers with paper label. Sm.8vo, c.pp6, a fine copy of a fragile little piece. ** Edition Limited to only 100 copies : the colophon numbered by Stallworthy, who has also added : 'and is inscribed for Raymond Lister by Jon Stallworthy' : and with the Lister's very attractive small calligraphic-style booklabel on the endpaper. *** Comprises two poems celebrating Margaret Keynes, the wife of Sir Geoffrey Keynes.


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.


The Muses Gardin For Delights 1610 : or the Fift Booke of Ayres composed by Robert Jones. Introduction by William Barclay Squire.

By: DANIEL PRESS : Robert Jones : William Barclay Squire.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: Oxford, Daniel Press 1901:

Seller ID: 4845

Condition: Original blue wrappers with decorative titling front & back. Sm.4to, c.pp62 uncut, extensive overlapping wrapper edges as ever bit nicked & rumpled, foredge of c.6 leaves spotted, else very good. ** Daniel Press books are more usually found in poor condition, their vulnerable wrappers with overlapping yapp edges often crumpled and creased. This copy is preserved in a modern boxed chemise in strikingly attractive marbled paper.


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 + Keepsake for Double Crown Club 140th Dinner : with Gezelschap Nonpareil : at All Souls College, Oxford 28 June 1957.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Harry Carter.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1957.

Seller ID: 9366

Condition: Together 3 Items. * The Menu in striking blue wrappers c. 27 x 20 cms with large flourished DCC initials in gold. Containing a sewn-in french-fold sheet, the 4 pages printed in red & black. Contained in original thick brown envelope overprinted with the large Double Crown and Gezelschap initials in blue. ** Together with Invitation and Keepsake. All in excellent condition.


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.