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SEQUEL TO HMS DEBRAAK: LAST VOYAGE, 1798.
(Bethany Beach, DE): n.p., (1988). 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 134, (20) pages. SEQUEL TO HMS DEBRAAK: LAST VOYAGE, 1798. First edition. This novel is centered on Adam, the cabin boy of the HMS DeBraak, an English treasure ship which sank off of the Delaware coast. Follows Adam as he grows up in Delaware up to the War of 1812. Signed by the author on the title page. READ MORE about ADAM IN DELAWARE, A NOVELETTE
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 72815
(Falls Church, VA and Bethany Beach, DE): privately published, (1987). small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 147, (11) pages. Historical novel about this British ship which sank off the Delaware coast. Signed on the title page by the author. Faint spot in corner of front cover where price label was removed. READ MORE about HMS DEBRAAK: LAST VOYAGE, 1798, A NOVELETTE
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 122902
London: Shelley Society, 1887. small 4to. boards. 48 page introduction followed by the facsimile. Limited to 500 copies. Covers are soiled; spine chipped. READ MORE about MASK OF ANARCHY WRITTEN ON THE OCCASION OF THE MASSACRE AT MANCHESTER. FACSIMILE OF THE...
Price: $85.00 Order nr. 10387
London: Shelley Society, 1887. 4to. original boards. (xii), 40, 17, (12) pages. Limited to 500 copies. Cover extremities chipped; soiled. READ MORE about PROPOSAL FOR PUTTING REFORM TO THE VOTE THROUGHOUT THE KINGDOM FACSIMILE OF SHELLEY'S MANUSCRIPT....
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 10389
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1972. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. ix, (i), 234 pages. First edition. A social history of the arts in England in the century following the Restoration. It shows how the state of the arts fluctuated as it was affected by the waning influence of the King and Court, the rise of political parties, and a new sense of middle-class decorum and responsibility. Illustrated and indexed. READ MORE about THE AGE OF PATRONAGE
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 57990
Kristiania: Fabritius & Sønners, 1920. small 8vo. full leather, all edges stained red. vii, 111+(1), with 5 additional leaves. First edition. Norwegian biography of Benjamin Franklin. Frontispiece and four additional plates feature sepia-toned illustrations of Franklin. Endpapers have a decorative green pinecone pattern. Ink inscription. READ MORE about BOGTRYKKEREN BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, UDDRAG AF HANS SELVBIOGRAFI, "VEIEN TIL VELSTAND" OG ANDET
Price: $60.00 Order nr. 73758
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, Books of Kells, and Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., 2012. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 296 pages. Reminiscences of an author, bookseller, and publisher, written at the age of eighty-eight, Colin Franklin's newest book is perhaps his most entertaining. It wanders freely through themes which have absorbed him - a lost world of publishing, adventures in bookselling, and the irreplaceable scholarly eccentrics who dominated that world a generation ago..... READ MORE about OBSESSIONS AND CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK LIFE
Price: $49.95 Order nr. 108511
Paris: Plon, (1958). large 12mo. stiff paper wrappers, unopened pages. (iv), 311+(1) pages. First edition. Furstenberg, noted for his extensive rare book collection, writes here about the magic of words. The connections between language, philosophy, and thought are explored. READ MORE about LA MAGIE DES MOTS VERS UNE DIALECTIQUE NOUVELLE
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 74172
Monaco: Éditions du Rocher, 1962. large 12mo. stiff paper wrappers, unopened pages. 297, (5) pages. First edition. An investigation into the sources of creative inspiration. Discussion of the aesthetics of modern art in relation to science and spirituality. Furstenberg was an avid book collector and part of his collection now resides in the Bibliothèque Nationale. READ MORE about LES SOURCES DE LA CRÉATION ARTISTIQUE JEU ET RÉALITÉ DES ARTS MODERNES
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 74169
Erlesenes und Erlebtes; Buch-Miniaturen, Zweite Folge; Buch-Miniaturen, Dritte Folge; Buch-Miniaturen, Vierte Folge
Berlin: Galerie Gerd Rosen, (1957); (1958); 1959; 1960. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 12; 11(+1); (ii),39(+1); (ii),54 pages. Erlesenes und Erlebtes; Buch-Miniaturen, Zweite Folge; Buch-Miniaturen, Dritte Folge; Buch-Miniaturen, Vierte Folge. This volume contains four special issues from Galerie Gerd Rosen in Berlin. The first commemorated the lawyer and book collector Otto Deneke, who had died the previous year, and includes original contributions from Rudolf Alexander Schröder (memories of Deneke and Rudolf Borchardt) and from Alfred von..... READ MORE about Galerie Gerd Rosen (Four special issues bound in one
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 88263
London: Oxford University Press, 1974. small 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. viii, (ii), 204 pages. The study of the life and works of Antonio Gallenga (1810-95), an Italian patriot who settled in London. He taught at the University College, and also was a critic, journalist and writer. He joined the Times in 1859 and was foreign correspondent for twenty-five years, in which he was active in Italian politics. His numerous publications dealt mostly with history, literature..... READ MORE about ANTONIO GALLENGA, AN ITALIAN WRITER IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 57661
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 about DAVID GARNETT, C.B.E., A WRITER'S LIBRARY
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 37499
Sydney: Hordern House, 2008. 9.5" x 6.5" hardcover. 327 pages. First edition. This book traces the genesis of the Barrington books in rich and evocative detail, offering a compelling account of publishing history in England and on the continent, and displaying the subtle machinations of the book trade in a world without copyright laws. Throughout, The Celebrated George Barrington combines the rigour of book history and bibliographical research with a fresh and engaging style. Of..... READ MORE about THE CELEBRATED GEORGE BARRINGTON: A SPURIOUS AUTHOR; THE BOOK TRADE, AND BOTANY BAY
Price: $49.95 Order nr. 100796
New York: Greenwood Press, Publishers, (1969). 8vo. cloth. 351 pages. Reprint of the 1929 first edition. "Nelson's English Readings, Volume One." Sections on Beowulf, Cynewulf, Geoffrey Cahucer, Malory and popular ballads. READ MORE about OLD ENGLISH AND MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
Price: $13.00 Order nr. 89775
New York: The New Yor Public Library, 1964. 8vo. cloth. 174 pages. Love letters. Fleury was one of three women in Gissing's life, and though she was the only one he did not legally marry, she was the one he considered his "real wife." The scarce hardback edition of this book. READ MORE about THE LETTERS OF GEORGE GISSING TO GABRIELLE FLEURY
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 70084
Toronto: Bell and Cockburn, (1903). 8vo. quarter cloth with paper-covered boards and spine label. xii, (iv), 279+(1) pages. First Canadian edition. This is the only one of George Gissing's (1857-1903) twenty-six books to achieve international popularity and maintain it for one hundred years. It is the most reprinted, most cited, and most anthologized of all his books, holding up a mirror to the literary and rural instincts of the free-born Englishman, yet speaking to readers..... READ MORE about THE PRIVATE PAPERS OF HENRY RYECROFT
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 70174
London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1953. large 8vo. cloth. viii, 400 pages. First edition. Describes 749 volumes of Gladstone papers. Extensively indexed. READ MORE about BRITISH MUSEUM CATALOGUE OF ADDITIONS TO THE MANUSCRIPTS
Price: $12.00 Order nr. 55960
Or a Sharplye-Invective Conference Betweene Allexander the Great and that Truly Woman-Hater Diogynes
London: Privately Printed, 1897. 8vo. three quarter leather and paper-covered boards. (xvi), 48 pages. Or a Sharplye-Invective Conference Betweene Allexander the Great and that Truly Woman-Hater Diogynes. A reprint of Goddard's 1615 "Satyricall Dialogue." Only one copy remains of the original work and it is held in the British Museum. This reprint edition is edited by John S. Farmer. Each signature is numbered individually and some pages are uncut. This edition was privately printed and..... READ MORE about A SATIRYCALL DIALOGUE
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 87267
12 volumes (bound in 15) of 18.
Dresden: Ls. Ehlermann, 1884-1938. 8vo. Varied bindings: vols. 1-4.3, 6-9 half calf, pastepaper backed boards, vols. 4.4, 10, 12 cloth. varied pagination. 12 volumes (bound in 15) of 18. Second edition. A significant run of this monumental work containing biographical and bibliographical information on innumerable authors in German literature, beginning with the Middle Ages. Included are extensive lists of each author's known writings. Lacking volumes 11, 14-18. Volume 4 bound in 4 separate parts. Although..... READ MORE about GRUNDRISZ ZUR GESCHICHTE DER DEUTSCHEN DICHTUNG AUS DEN QUELLEN
Price: $300.00 Order nr. 75930
8 volumes (bound in 10) of 18.
Dresden: Ls. Ehlermann, 1884-1929, 1940. 8vo. varied bindings: vols. 1-7 half cloth, marbled paper backed boards, vol. 7 half calf, pastepaper backed boards, vol. 12 full cloth, all edges stained. varied pagination. 8 volumes (bound in 10) of 18. Second edition. Many volumes of this monumental work containing biographical and bibliographical information on innumerable authors in German literature beginning with the Middle Ages. Included are extensive lists of each author's known writings. Lacking volumes 4.1..... READ MORE about GRUNDRISZ ZUR GESCHICHTE DER DEUTSCHEN DICHTUNG AUS DEN QUELLEN
Price: $100.00 Order nr. 75946
3 volumes bound in 4.
Dresden, Germany: L. Ehlermann, 1862-1881. 8vo. quarter leather, cloth, gilt-stamping and four raised bands on spine, decorated endpapers. xvi, 432; viii, 433-1203+(1); xviii, 480; xii, 481-1427+(1) pages. 3 volumes bound in 4. Second edition (Besterman 2535-6). Text in German. Biographical and bibliographical information on German authors and literature, beginning with the Middle Ages. Extensive lists of each author's known writings. Foreword by the author. Table of contents, introduction. First volume contains Books 1-4. Second contains..... READ MORE about GRUNDRISZ ZUR GESCHICHTE DER DEUTSCHEN DICHTUNG AUS DEN QUELLEN
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 121086
New York: Biblo and Tannen, 1969. 8vo. cloth. 143+(1) pages. Reprint of the 1943 edition. READ MORE about MEDIEVAL TEXTS AND THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE IN PRINT
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 53608
Edinburgh: privately printed, 1891. 12mo. original printed paper-covered wrappers. 68 pages. Printed in an edition limited to 275 copies issued only to subscribers. Part of a series of these small booklets by Goldsmid. Edited by James Maidment and revised by Edmond Goldsmid. Wrappers foxed. Bookplate on free endpaper and mounted bookseller's decription on free endpaper. READ MORE about BIBLIOTHECA CURIOSA, A NORTH COUNTRIE GARLAND
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 56442