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Carr Sister Mary Callista - Catalogue of the Dickens Collection at the University of Texas

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a smallish to medium-size stain on the front cover. Pp.ix,195. Illustrated. The catalogue of an extensive Dickens collection. This is no.154 of 500 copies.
Published : University of Texas, Austin 1961, First Edition
£9.00

Carr Sister Mary Callista - Catalogue of the Dickens Collection At the University of Texas

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear. No ownership inscription. This is no. 153 of 500 copies. Pp.ix,195. Illustrated. The catalogue of an extensive Dickens collection.
Published : Humanities Research Center University of Texas, Austin Texas 1961, First Edition
£10.00

Cecil David - Early Victorian Novelists: Essays in Revaluation

Hardback. A very good copy in light red cloth lettered in gilt. Small, neat ownership inscription. Not foxed. 332 pages. Essays on Dickens, Thackeray, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Mrs. Gaskell, Anthony Trollope and George Eliot.
Published : Constable & Co., London 1934, First Edition
£10.00

Cervantes - The Spanish Ladie and Two Other Stories from Cervantes Translated from the Original By James Mabbe 1640 and Newly Illustrated By Douglas Percy Bliss

Illustrated by Douglas Percy Bliss.
Hardback. A very good copy in paper covered boards with red cloth spine lettered in gilt. Lower board tips slightly bumped. Previous owner's ex libris plate on front free end-paper. Top edge spotted otherwise clean throughout. 197 pages. Illustrations, some in colour, by Douglas Percy Bliss. Note loosely inserted containing gift inscription from Isabel Bliss (presumably a relative of the illustrator).
Published : Oxford University Press 1928, First Edition Thus
£14.00

Cervantes Miguel De - Don Quixote De La Mancha

Hardback. 16mo. Nd. Probably mid-19th century. A good plus copy in reddish-brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine faded but lettering clear. All edges gilt. Lacks front end-paper and half-title. No ownership inscription. Pp.ix,491. Numerous tissue-guarded steel engravings.
Published : Charles Daly, London,
£20.00

Cervantes Miguel De - The History of Don Quixote De La Mancha

Illustrated by Jean De Bosschere.
4to. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Small tear in cloth at head of spine. A clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxiv,311. Many illustrations including colour. Introductory essay by J.B. Trend.
Published : Constable, London 1922, First Edition Thus
£50.00

Chamberlin Kate - Brookdale. A Story

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Pp. [vi],154 + 32pp adverts dated 5/82. Lacks rear blank end-paper. Scarce.
Published : Griffith and Farran, London 1883, First Edition
£25.00

Chang H.C. - Allegory and Courtesy in Spenser a Chinese View

A very good, bright, copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.x,227.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1955, First Edition
£9.00

Chatterton Thomas [Edited By Thomas Tyrwhitt] - Poems, Supposed to Have Been Written at Bristol, By Thomas Rowley and Others, in the Fifteenth Century

Hardback. A good plus copy in a full leather binding which has been rebacked. Five raised bands on spine which is lettered in gilt. Old ownership inscription on half title. Some browning to end-papers. Pp.xxvii,333. Plate at page 288. The title continues: "The Third Edition; To Which is Added an Appendix, Containing Some observations upon the Language of these Poems; Tending to Prove, that they were Written, not by any Ancient Author, but Entirely by Thomas Chatterton." Thus these are actually 18th century poems by Chatterton who was a serious poet in his own right.
Published : T. Payne and Son, London 1778,
£135.00

Chaucer Geoffrey (Edited By Thomas Tyrwhitt) - The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer; with an Essay on His Language and Versification, an Introductory Discourse, Notes, and a Glossary By Tho. Tyrwhitt, Esq.

Hardback. A very good five volume set in a half-leather binding. Spines lettered in gilt on maroon title-pieces. Top edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. Two bookplates in each volume. A clean set with only a little light foxing. Frontispiece and one other plate in Volume One. A nice set of a sought-after edition of the Canterbury Tales. Photograph available on request.
Published : William Pickering, London 1830,
£430.00

Chesterton G.K. - Greybeards at Play : Literature and Art for Old Gentlemen

Hardback. A very good copy in decorative paper-covered boards with orange cloth spine lettered in black. In a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xi,102. Black and white illustrations by the author. This is a re-issue of Chesterton's first book which was published in 1900.
Published : Sheed & Ward, London 1930,
£35.00

Chiari Joseph - Symbolisme from Poe to Mallarme the Growth of a Myth

Hardback. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which has minor tears at head of spine but is otherwise very good. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Pp.x,198. Foreword by T. S. Eliot. Described as "an essential new work on symbolist poetry" which "presents a penetrating analysis of two of the most vital issues in the creative life of a poet - the nature of inspiration and the part played in its expression by the influence of other poets."
Published : Rockliff, London 1956, First Edition
£25.00

Chiari Joseph - The Poetic Drama of Paul Claudel

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has minor edge tears. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 186 pages.
Published : The Harvill Press, London 1954, First Edition
£15.00

Churchill, Winston S. - Savrola : A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania

Hardback. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which has one small closed edge tear but is otherwise fine. 212 pages. First published in 1900 this is Churchill's only novel. It shows Churchill's outlook on life as a youth. "All my philosophy is put in the mouth of the hero".
Published : Leo Cooper, London 1990, Reprint
£25.00

Clark John - A Blaw O' Culter Air

A very good copy. Softcover. Inscribed by the author. 48 pages. Poetry in the dialect of north-east Scotland.
Published : Culter Community Council 1982, First Edition
£8.00

Clarke Graham (editor) - Thomas Hardy: Critical Assessments Four Volume Set

Hardback. Fine copies in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine. Endpapers and page ends in green. Vol. I The Contemporaray Response, Pp.xviii, 391. Vol. II The Writer and the Poet Pp.vi,415. Vol. III Writers, Writing and Wessex Pp.vii,447 and Vol. IV A Twentieth Century Overview Pp.vii,565. Each volume has a frontispiece and Vol.III has maps. The slipcase is near very good with one tear and rubbing to one edge. A nice set.
Published : Helm Information Ltd., Mountfield,near Robertsbridge , East Sussex 1993, First Edition
£145.00

Cleland John - Memoirs of a Coxcomb

Hardback. Nd. 1950s? A very good copy in dark grey cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 217 pages. Reprint of an 18th century erotic novel by the author of "Fanny Hill".
Published : Fortune Press, London,
£8.00

Cocker W. D. - Brave Days of Old: Tales of the Western Highlands

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 212 pages.
Published : Gowans & Gray, Glasgow and London 1926, First Edition
£15.00

Colman George, the Younger - Poetical Vagaries; and Vagaries Vindicated

Hardback. 16mo. A good copy in a full leather binding. Lacks title-piece. Marbled end-papers. Ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,217. Illustrations. This is the second edition of two volumes of humorous poetry, published together here for the first time.
Published : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1814,
£18.00

Combe William - The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque

Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill.
Hardback. 24mo. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some wrinkling to spine cloth. Ownership inscription. Postcard of the Cornish rock known as "Dr. Syntax" pasted to rear end-paper and with some writing to front and rear end-papers and a small drawing copied from a print in the British Museum on the front end-paper. Pp.x,407. Many illustrations.
Published : William Tegg, London 1865,
£15.00

Cossart Gabriel - Orationes et Carmina

Hardback. 16mo. A very good copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Bookplate of the novelist, Compton Mackenzie. Pp.297,iii. Title page vignette. Essays and poetry. Text in Latin.
Published : Freres Barbou, Paris 1723,
£45.00

Cowell Henry J. - Robert Louis Strevenson an Englishman's Re-Study, After Fifty Years, of R.L.S. The Man

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Gift inscription. 104pp. Interesting essays on Stevenson.
Published : The Epworth Press, London 1945, First Edition
£8.00

Cowper William - The Task/ Table Talk and Other Poems/Minor Poems Parts I and II

Hardbacks. 16mo. A very good three volume set in a full grey leather binding decorated in gilt and lettered in gilt on maroon title-pieces. Marbled edges and end-papers. A little wear to spine ends and edges. Gift inscription in each volume. Frontispiece vignette and other engravings in each volume.
Published : John Sharpe, London 1825,
£60.00

Crabbe George - The Poetical Works of George Crabbe - A New Edition Illustrated with a life

Hardback. A near very good copy in blind-stamped red cloth which is lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Bevelled edges. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xx,466 + 2pp publisher's adverts. Tissue-guarded illustrations. Boards now protected by a clear, removable, sleeve.
Published : G. Routledge & Co, London 1858,
£40.00

Crane Stephen - The Little Regiment and Other Episodes of the American Civil War

A good copy in green cloth lettered in white. Binding starting to come loose. 150 pages. A volume in the "Pioneer Series".
Published : William Heinemann, London 1897,
£28.00

Crayon Geoffrey [Washington Irving] - The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

Hardback. A good plus two volume set in quarter brown leather lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Some wear/rubbing at spine ends. Marbled boards, edges and end-papers. No ownership inscription. Vol. I,pp.viii,368. Vol.II, pp.[viii],383. An early edition (in English) of a work that includes "Rip Van Winkle," "Sleepy Hollow," etc.
Published : A. and W. Galignani, Paris 1824,
£40.00

Cripps Arthur Shearly - Faerylands Forlorn: AfricanTales

Harfback. A good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine which is faded. Previous owner's name and address on front free endpaper. 232 pages. Short stories set in Africa.
Published : B.H.Blackwell, Oxford 1910, First Edition
£25.00

Crithannah Job [Birch, Jonathan] - Fifty-One Original Fables, with Morals and Ethical Index ---also a Translation of Plutarch's Banquet of the Seven Sages Revised for This Work

Illustrated by R. Cruickshank.
Hardback. Nd. c.1840? A near very good copy in a green half-leather binding with lighter green pebbled boards. Spine lettered in gilt on a red title-piece and with five raised bands. Some rubbing to spine and board tips. Marbled edges and end-papers. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. A little end-paper foxing but otherwise clean. 251 pages. Eighty-five engraved plates by R. Cruickshank.
Published : Black And Armstrong, London, Second Edition
£58.00

Crockett S.R. - Mad Sir Uchtred of the Hills

A very good copy. Paper covers. 189 pages + 16pp. adverts. A volume in the "Autonym Library" series.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1894, Second Edition
£15.00

Crockett S.R. - Me And Myn

A very good copy in slightly marked original green cloth with gilt lettering on spine.Illus. of lady on upper board.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1907, First Edition
£9.00

Crockett S.R. - The Playactress

A good copy in beige cloth lettered in blue. Top edge gilt. A rather fragile little item. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Rear hinge starting to go. 210 pages. A volume in the publisher's "Autonym Library" series.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1894, First Edition
£12.00

Cruikshank George (Illustrator) - The Comic Almanack an Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest, Containing Merry Tales, Humorous Poetry, Quips and Oddities By Thackeray, Albert Smith, Gilbert a Beckett, the Brothers Mayhew First Series, 1835-1843 and Second Series 1844-1853

Hardbacks. Nd. c. 1880? Two matching volumes in a red half-leather binding with marbled boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bookplates. First series 388 pages. Second Series 428 pages. Moderate foxing. Many hundred illustrations (including folding plates) by George Cruikshank and others.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London,
£70.00

Cunningham Gilbert F. - The Divine Comedy in English a Critical Bibliography 1782-1900

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows a little wear and tear at top of spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xi,206.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1965, First Edition
£10.00

Cunningham Gilbert F. - The Divine Comedy in English a Critical Bibliography 1901-1966

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some fading. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Author's compliments slip loose in book. Pp.xii,290.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1966, First Edition
£10.00

Da Filicaia, Vincenzo - Posie Di Vincenzo Da Filicaia Patrizio Fiorentino

Hardback. 16mo. Two volumes in one. A good copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece. Spine chipped, worn at ends and with a trace of a vertical crack. Ownership inscription dated 1790. Vol. I,pp.lix, 247. Vol. II,pp.324. Frontispiece to vol. I and title page illustration to each volume. Text in Italian.
Published : , Londra 1781,
£40.00

Dale Alzina Stone (editor} - Dorothy L.Sayers:The Centenary Celebration

Hardback. A fine copy in publisher's deep pink cloth with title in silver on black spine. INSCRIBED presentation copy from editor on title page and dated Sept.16, 1993. 166 pages including 4 page Index. Fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. 1993 "marks the celebration of the one hundredth birthday of Dorothy L.Sayers, and in honour of that centenary, Alzina Stone Dale has gathered some of today's finest and most popular mystery writers and critics to discuss the ways in which Sayers - through her own crime writing and commentary - taught them their trade and rhe manner in which she viewed the mystery as a morality play."
Published : Walker & Company, New York 1993, First Edition
£25.00

Dalin Talmage - European Relations a Tirolese Sketch

Softback. A good copy in yellow wraps. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. 200 pages. "Fasque" label on front cover. (Fasque was the ancestral home of the Gladstone family). The ninth volume in the Pseudonym Library.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1891, Second Edition
£10.00

Daniels Major C. H. (Editor) - The Cockpit: Flying Adventures

Hardback. A fair to good copy in blue cloth lettered in dark blue. Undated but the publisher's catalogue at the rear is dated Autumn 1937 and a gift inscription on thy front end-paper is dated 1938. Some foxing. 220 pages + 38pp publisher's catalogue. 4 illustrations. Includes contributions by W. E. Johns ("The Ace of Spades"), Arch Whitehouse etc.
Published : John Hamilton, London,
£15.00

Davenant Francis - Hubert Ellis a Story of King Richard's Days the Second

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Nd. but c.1866. Probably first edition. Two title pages one showing the publisher as S.O. Beeton and the other showing Ward, Lock & Tyler. Foxing to end-papers, title page etc. Some wear to edge between spine and upper board. Pp.viii,414. Coloured frontispiece (foxed) and black and white plates and text illustrations. Historical fiction.
Published : S. O. Beeton, London,
£10.00

Davidson John - Perfervid the Career of Ninian Jamieson

Illustrated by Harry Furniss.
Just about good in red cloth which is a little creased, worn and marked. One gathering loose. Some end-paper and fore-edge foxing. 254pp + 2pp adverts. Frontispiece. 23 illustrations by Harry Furniss. A fantasy set in Scotland.
Published : Ward and Downey, London 1890, First Edition
£18.00

Dawbarn C. Y. C. - Uncrowned: a Story of Queen Elizabeth and the early Life of Francis "Bacon"

Illustrated by J. Y. Dawbarn.
Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. The upper board shows some marking/fading. No ownership inscription. Pp.xi,192. Chapter head-pieces. This is a historical romance prefixed by a factual statement of the historical setting and with a number of factual Appendices.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1913, First Edition
£15.00

De Foe [Defoe], Daniel - A New Voyage Round the World [volume II only]'

Hardback. 16mo. Full leather binding, worn, especially on spine where the lettering has been almost rubbed away. Marbled edges. Bookplate. Internally very good. This is volume eleventh of the novels of Daniel De Foe. 217 pages.
Published : John Ballantyne & Co, Edinburgh 1810,
£15.00

De Foe [Defoe], Daniel - Life of Colonel Jack

Hardbacks. 16mo. A two volume set being volumes sixth and seventh of the novels of Daniel De Foe. Leather bound, showing some wear and lacking spines. Marbled edges. Internally very good. Bookplates. Volume Sixth, pp.xii,259. Volume Seventh, pp.vii,251.
Published : John Ballantyne & Co, Edinburgh 1810,
£40.00

De Foe [Defoe], Daniel - The Adventures of Captain Singleton

Hardbacks. A two volume set being volumes eighth and ninth of the novels of Daniel De Foe. 16mo. Leather bound showing some wear and with volume eighth lacking the spine. Marbled edges. Bookplates. Internally very good. Volume eighth, pp.viii,272. Volume ninth, pp.vii,251.
Published : John Ballantyne & Co, Edinburgh 1810,
£50.00

De Gourmont Remy - A Night in the Luxembourg

A very good copy. Bookplate. 221pp + adverts. There is a Preface and an Appendix by Arthur Ransome who translated the work.
Published : Stephen Swift & Co, London 1912, First British Edition
£18.00

De Quincey, Thomas - Klosterheim : Or, the Masque By the English Opium-Eater

Hardback. A very good copy rebound in marbled boards with leather spine lettered in gilt. New endpapers. Top edge gilt. Half-title and fly-title present but lacks advert. leaf at end. 305 pages. A Gothic novel set in a Swabian village during the Thirty Years' War. Photograph available on request.
Published : William Blackwood and T. Cadell, Edinburgh and London 1832, First Edition
£180.00

Defoe Daniel - An Essay on the Regulation of the Press

A very good copy in card covers. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,29. Introduction by John Robert Moore. First published in 1704.
Published : Published for the Luttrell Society By Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1948,
£25.00

Defoe Daniel - Memoirs of an English Officer (The Military Memoirs of Capt. George Carleton) with the History of the Remarkable Life of John Sheppard and the Memoirs of Major Alexander Ramkins, a Highland Officer

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A nice,clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 336pp. Includes one full-length novel and two short novels. Preface by Professor James T. Boulton.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1970, First Edition Thus
£20.00