London: H.D. Symonds, et al. 1801. 8vo. contemporary full marbled calf, spine gilt with black leather spine labels. thousands of pages. 8 volumes. Reprint of this famous periodical. "Comprending, Addison, Steele, Parnell, Hughes, Budgell, Eusden, Tickell, and Pope. with Critical Remarks on their Respective Writings." Minor wear at spine ends. Bookplate. Well preserved set. READ MORE about THE SPECTATOR; WITH ILLUSTRATIVE NOTES. TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED, THE LIVES OF THE AUTHORS
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With an Afterword by Stephen Orgel.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (2002). 8vo. cloth. vi, 305 pages. With an Afterword by Stephen Orgel. First edition. Divided into major sections: Social Contexts for Writing (4 chapters); Traces of Reading: Margins, Libraries, Prefaces, and Bindings (4 chapters); and Print, Publishing, and Public Opinion (5 chapters). Illustrated. READ MORE about BOOKS AND READERS IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND, MATERIAL STUDIES
With a Foreword by George Plimpton & Etching and Drawings by Randy Jones.
Barre, MA: Imprint Society, 1972. 8vo. quarter leather, patterned paper-covered boards, all edges speckled, paper-covered slipcase. xvi, 136 pages. With a Foreword by George Plimpton & Etching and Drawings by Randy Jones. Limited to an edition of 1950 copies, this being out of series. It is signed by illustrator Randy Jones, whose bawdy pen-and-ink drawings are scattered through the book. Original etching has been laid-in. Text is usually attributed to Jonathan Badcock, one of the... READ MORE about SELECTIONS FROM THE FANCY; OR TRUE SPORTSMAN'S GUIDE BY AN OPERATOR
Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1957. small 4to. cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. ix, 42, (2) pages. First edition, limited to 2500 copies. The finding of this manuscript bookseller's list from the early 17th century led to the dating of Shakespeare's play. The list is reproduced in collotype. Only minor wear to jacket. READ MORE about SHAKESPEARE'S LOVE'S LABOR'S WON, NEW EVIDENCE FROM THE ACCOUNT BOOKS OF AN ELIZABETHAN BOOKSELLER
Columbus: Ohio State University Press, (1974). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xv, 311 pages. First U.S. edition. READ MORE about AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS AND POLITICIANS THE QUEST FOR AN ANGLO-AMERICAN COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT, 1815-1854
Detroit, MI: Gale Research Company, (1985). 4to. cloth. xviii, 325+(1); x, 327-700 pages. 2 Volumes. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 39: Parts 1 & 2. A two-volume set of biographies with cumulative index of the British novelists between 1660 and 1800. Illustrated endpapers of eight British novelists of the time. Signature of previous owner J.C. Beasley on half-title page in brown pen. Shaken. READ MORE about BRITISH NOVELISTS, 1660-1800
Birmingham: Birmingham School of Printing and Graphic Arts, 1993. 8vo. stapled, stiff paper wrappers. 17 pages. Offset reprint of the original 1935 publication by the City of Birmingham School of Printing. Brief account with excerpts from contemporary documents of one of Dr. Johnson's Lichfield relations. READ MORE about JOHNSONIANA, DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON AND HIS FRIENDS, RICHARD GREENE, THE LICHFIELD APOTHECARY AND HIS...
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 72 pages. VOLUME 3, NO.12, DEC., 1998. IN THIS ISSUE: J. Fawcett on Thomas Malthus, A.S. Earle on 19th-century illustrated flower books, N.H. Marshall on Clement Moore, and R. Armstrong on the "state of the art book." ALSO: M. Atwood discusses storytelling (excerpt), B. Strubble takes a bibliophile tour of England, and the Bill Gates Library Foundation commits $200 million over the next 5 years to... READ MORE about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
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 about A COLLECTION OF THE WORKS OF RICHARD DODDRIDGE BLACKMORE
New York: The Grolier Club, 1970. 6.75 x 10.5 inches. hardcover, slipcase. 424 pages. This book is a collection of essays by eminent scholars regarding the study of eighteenth-century literature. The essays are in tribute to former Grolier Club President, Donald F. Hyde. Hyde was very active in the Club and after becoming President in 1961, he began revitalizing the library and rehabilitating the clubhouse. He also proposed and organized the Iter Italicum, a legendary... READ MORE about EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES: IN HONOR OF DONALD F. HYDE
London: Eliot Stock, 1887. small 8vo. original green cloth, beveled edges. viii, 257 pages. First edition. History of the book dedication. One chapter devoted to Dr. Johnson's dedications. Minor cover wear. Ink stamp on front free endpaper. Back inside hinge cracked. READ MORE about THE DEDICATION OF BOOKS TO PATRON AND FRIEND A CHAPTER IN LITERARY HISTORY
London: A. and R. Spottiswoode, 1824. 8vo. contemporary calf with raised bands and gilt decoration and rules. 296 pages. First edition. Presentation copy. John Bowdler (1746-1823), a writer on religious and church affairs, was the author of Select Pieces in Verse and Prose (1818). Inscribed "From the Author" on the half title. Bookplates are on the front paste down and the front free endpapers, both from the Locker family. There are a few notes in... READ MORE about MEMOIR OF THE LIFE OF JOHN BOWDLER, ESQ
New York: AMS Press, 1972. 8vo. cloth. xii, 335 pages. Reprint of the 1878 first edition. READ MORE about STUDIES ON THE TEXT OF SHAKESPEARE: WITH NUMEROUS EMENDATIONS AND APPENDICES
London: T. Rickaby, 1793. large 4to. full leather, gilt turn-ins, gilt design and lettering on the spine, gilt rules on boards, marbled endpapers. (iv), xxxix, (i), 317+(1); (iv), 322-678, (2), 8; (iv), 495, 18+(1) pages. 3 volumes. Lowndes 1, 336. Limited to only two hundred copies, this copy being one of those with the illustrations in black- chiefly Hogarth cuts. Volumes one and three have engraved frontispieces, and all three have engraved title pages. Volume... READ MORE about HUDIBRAS
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. x, 275 pages. This book describes the new ways that the printed book was used by professional humanists during the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Illustrated with reproductions of texts. Includes notes on the text, bibliographical references, and an index. READ MORE about ENGLISH HUMANIST BOOKS, WRITERS AND PATRONS, MANUSCRIPT AND PRINT, 1475-1525
Canton, PA: The Kirgate Press, 1903. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. 142, (2) pages. First edition, limited to 640 copies. Reprints of six essays by Carlyle, three of which were unknown to the Carlyle bibliographers of the day. Covers spotted and stained. Waterstain effects pages at beginning and end of book. READ MORE about COLLECTANEA THOMAS CARLYLE, 1821-1855
London: Elliot Stock, n.d. (circa 1881). small 8vo. original cloth. xi, 60 pages. First edition. An early bibliography of Carlyle. Preface by Shepherd (1840-1895) who authored and edited many bibliographical titles. Spotting to covers, corners bumped. Ink stamp of name of previous owner on title page. Offsetting to front and rear free endpaper. READ MORE about THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CARLYLE, A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL LIST ARRANGED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF THE...
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, (1976). 4to. cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. viii, 216 pages. First edition. With 77 drawings and photographs. Essays by Donald Rackin, Michael Patrick Hearn, Elizabeth Sewell, Jean Gattegno and others. Jacket chipped with small tears. READ MORE about LEWIS CARROLL OBSERVED, A COLLECTION OF UNPUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHS, DRAWINGS, POETRY, AND NEW ESSAYS
Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of America, (1979). 8vo. cloth. (ix), 225 pages. Second edition. Began as a supplement to the orginal edition published in 1935, Gulick decided to complete the work as a completely revised edition. The reputation of this English 18th-century author, who wrote such works as LETTERS TO HIS SON 1774, was openly abused after the publication of LETTERS. However, after the initial response, the outspoken appreciation of his readers and critics and the... READ MORE about CHESTERFIELD BIBLIOGRAPHY TO 1800
Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1987. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xxix, 142 pages. First edition. Mary Elliott (then Mary Belson) began writing for children in 1809, at a time when increasing literacy and wealth and more progressive understanding of the reading needs of children were creating a growing demand for more and more books for young people. Beginning with two books in verse - one a lively tale about town and country mice, the other, an... READ MORE about CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF MARY (BELSON) ELLIOTT BLENDING SOUND CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES WITH CHEERFUL...
New York: The New York Public Library, 1955. tall 8vo. cloth. 116 pages. Reprinted, with additional illustrations, from the Bulletin. 659 volumes described. Presentation from the author to Charles C. Mish on the front free endpaper. READ MORE about THE LIBRARY OF WILLIAM CONGREVE
New York: The New York Public Library, 1955. tall 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 116 pages. Reprinted, with extra illustrations, from the Bulletin. 659 items described. Remnants of paper label at top of front inside cover. READ MORE about THE LIBRARY OF WILLIAM CONGREVE
London: The Eighteen Nineties Society, 1976. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. vii, (iii), 77+(1) pages. First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies. Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie (1867-1906) was born in America but moved with her family to England. She wrote novels and plays under the pseudonym of John Oliver Hobbes. READ MORE about JOHN OLIVER HOBBES, HER LIFE AND WORK
With Illustrations by G. Bowers.
London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 1882. 8vo. full brown calf (by Root & Son London), five raised bands, sporting scenes blind stamped on spine, top edge gilt, original red cloth bound-in at end. (x), 361 pages. With Illustrations by G. Bowers. D'Avigdor (1841-1895) wrote a number of hunting novels under the pseudonym of "The Wander." He was educated as an engineer and supervised many construction projects in the Middle East. D'Avigdor was an avid sportsman... READ MORE about ACROSS COUNTRY BY "WANDERER"