Cambridge: At the University Press, 1961. large 12mo. cloth. xv, (i), 204 pages. First edition thus. Reminiscences, appreciations, and critiques of the writings of A.E. Housman. It includes a preface by John Carter who also edited the work. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Indexed. Spine faded with some marks on the covers. READ MORE
Buenos Aires: Academia Nacional de la Historia, n.d. large 8vo. stapled, stiff paper wrappers. 35 pages. Not in Besterman. Number X in a series of bibliographies of members of the Argentine Nat. Academy of History: 171 consecutively numbered entries in chronological order in 2 sections, books by or co-authored by José Antonio Pillada, and articles and "estudios diversos" by him. Entries include locations; those for books have title page transcriptions. Occasionally annotated. No date, but... READ MORE
London: Henry Colburn, 1816. 8vo. Full calf, re-backed with cloth. viii+449 pages. "Mr. [Frederic] Shoberl proceeded to assure me, in the presence of his son, that the work was written by [John] Watkins as far as the letter F -- that some dispute with the publishers then arose -- that the materials were therefore handed over to himself -- and that he completed the work as it now appears." Bolton Corney. Notes & queries (1)11... READ MORE
Kobenhavn: Selskabet Bogvennerne, (1978). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 175+(1) pages. In Danish. First edition. This festschrift commemorates the life and work of the Danish author and book illustrator, Hans Bendix. Essays are supplied by Niels Birger Wamberg, Elias Bredsdorff and others. Illustrated in black-and-white. Chronology at end. Pages unopened. READ MORE
(Newark: University of Delaware), 2006. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. Student literary magazine sponsored by the English Department. Have the following: Number 26. Spring 2006. With plates including some in color. (vi), 59, (3) pages. Number 28. 2007-2008. 92, (2) pages. (3) Price is per item. READ MORE
Being Select Passages From the Most Distinguished Writers.
London: William Pickering, 1830. 12mo. quarter leather, green cloth. (vi), 264 pages. Being Select Passages From the Most Distinguished Writers. Second edition. Keynes pg 56. First published in 1828. Compiled by Sir Harris Nicolas, although not mentioned in the book. A collection of poetry and prose excerpts. Contains an index and advertisements for other books published by Pickering, including The Cynosure, a similar volume also edited by Nicolas. Both boards worn and hinges cracked. Repaired... READ MORE
London: J. Pearson & Co. n.d. c.1902. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, fore and tail edges uncut. 131+(1) pages plus 20 plates. Sale catalogue from J. Pearson & Company. 437 items. Printed by the Chiswick Press. Wide collection of writings by well known men and women including Charlotte Brontë, Oliver Cromwell, Queen Elizabeth I, Johann Goethe, John Keats, Mirabeau, Prime Ministers of England from 1540, Anthony Trollope and Horace Walpole. Twenty black-and-white facsimiles, some fold... READ MORE
Paris: (Imprimerie de Vaugirard), 1929. folio. full leather, spine stamped in gilt with inset profile portrait in relief on cover, all edges speckled, slipcase with protective board. vii, 709+(1) pages with additional leaves of illustrations. Produced after a symposium commemorating the centennial of Marcelin Berthelot's birth. Berthelot (1827-1907) was a French scientist who made landmark contributions to synthetic organic chemistry. Includes a biographical essay, a comprehensive bibliography of Berthelot's publications, tributes from his colleagues, and... READ MORE
Chicago: Hinrichsen Print, 1922. small 8vo. self paper wrappers. (4) pages. A poem by Stephen Huguenot (actually Vincent Starrett) (Honce 12). This copy has handwritten quotation marks around "Stephen Huguenot" and inscribed below it "Vincent Starrett, for A.J. Marks." Title page is age darkened and chipped around edges. READ MORE
being the Author's Own Copies with Manuscript Notes and Alterations; Presentation Copies including the First Edition of "Lorna Doone," given to his wife, together with the proof sheets of this famous novel. The whole chronologically arranged in order of the first appearance of each publication; also Blackmore's School Books, his Writing Desk, Clock, etc. No.153
London: Chas. J. Sawyer Ltd. 1939. 8vo. cord tied stiff paper wrappers. 16 pages. being the Author's Own Copies with Manuscript Notes and Alterations; Presentation Copies including the First Edition of "Lorna Doone," given to his wife, together with the proof sheets of this famous novel. The whole chronologically arranged in order of the first appearance of each publication; also Blackmore's School Books, his Writing Desk, Clock, etc. No.153. Catalogue of Blackmore's copies of his... READ MORE
N.P. n.p. n.d. 12mo. self paper wrappers. (4) pages. A small pamphlet calling for the creation of a union-like organization of the "American Authors and Literature". With the names of W. D. Howells, Thomas W. Higginson, Charles D. Warner, Moncure D. Conway, George W. Cable, Julian Hawthorne, James Erant Wilson, and Charles Burr Todd printed at the end. Once folded into thirds. READ MORE
Scholar, Teacher, Public Servant
(Fairfax): n.p. (1963). small 4to. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, paper spine label. 56 pages. Scholar, Teacher, Public Servant. 245 copies of this tribute to Conyers Read were designed, printed and bound by Mallette and Vivien Dean. The types are hand-set Van Dijck with Goudy 30 for display. This text is divided into nine sections, including discussion about Read as a public servant, scholar, teacher, a piece written by Read, a bibliography, and a chronological timeline... READ MORE
With an Introduction by Nicolas Barker.
Deal: Michael Hosking, 1983. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. vii, 179 pages. With an Introduction by Nicolas Barker. Lists the books from Garnett's library and contains a bibliography of the books authored by various members of the Garnett family from the 1850s to the present. READ MORE
Wilmington: The Wilmington Poetry Society and Delaware WRiters, (1940). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. Not paginated. B1-4694. The first of these annuals. Front cover illustration by Harry Clark Boden. Covers chipped with some spotting. First and last leaf show small holes in margin. READ MORE
New York: Roycrofters (Wm. H. Wise & Co.), (1923). 4to. cord-tied limp boards. 228, xiv pages. First edition. Elbert Hubbard's lifetime quest for poetry and prose from the world's best authors is published by his press. Corner bumped. Ink ownership inscription in corner of first blank leaf. READ MORE
Translated, with Prologue and Notes, by Norman R. Shapiro.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, (1992). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 242, (2) pages. Translated, with Prologue and Notes, by Norman R. Shapiro. First edition. With woodcuts by David Schorr. Fables from numerous French authors accompanied by woodcut illustrations. READ MORE