Authors beginning with
"A" or "B"
ALCOCK, Deborah. THE SPANISH BROTHERS. 1871. A Tale of the Sixteenth Century. Original decorated upper case & spine gilt in blind. Bevelled edges. £50.00
ALLAN, William. KIT,THE COURIER. (1869) Warren House Press. Original wraps. Introduced by K Hopkins . A Scottish Ballad of the American Civil War. 1st Thus. £6.00
ANDERSEN, Hans Christian.
TRUE STORY OF MY LIFE. 1847. Longman, Brown, Green & Longman.
A Sketch translated by Mary Howitt. Library binding with library & cancel stamps. Covers worn at tips of spine. First English edition. £12.00
MARCHEN. 1949. Amerbach Verlag, Basel . Dw slightly frayed. Illustrated.
Inscribed Presentation Copy from the translator, Agnethe Sak. £16.00
A VISIT TO PORTUGAL. 1866. 1972. P Owen. Dw.
Translated & Introduced by G Thornton . First English Edition. £8.00
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN by Elias BREDSDORF. 1975. Phaidon.
Mint with dw. £8.00
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN in double issue of ADAM, the International Review, 1955. devoted to his work with contributions by W H Auden, J Cocteau, J De Lacretelle,
C A Trypanis, etc. Includes an exchange of correspondence with Charles Dickens including a letter in facsimile by the Dane. Original wraps. £16.00
AUNT JUDY'S MAY DAY VOLUME FOR YOUNG PEOPLE . Bell & Daldry.
1869. v.6/31-36 Nov 1868-April 1869. Ed Mrs Alfred GATTY .
Contains 3 stories by Hans Christian Andersen The Dryad, Godfather's Picture Book
& Who was the Luckiest–probably the first translations into English of these stories. Other contributions by G Carrington(Adventures amongst the Blacks in Australia;
A Day in the Australian Bush); C Peachey-Popular Andalucian; other articles on Nursery Rhymes; the story of Father Christmas, etc. Illustrated by F Gilbert, A W Cooper &
R Newcombe. Publisher's original embossed covers, cloth, gilt. All edges gilt.
Lacks front end paper. Rear hinge cracked otherwise very good. £15.00
MATTHEW ARNOLD by KENNETH ALLOTT. 1955. Longman's Green & Co.
Original wraps. £5.00
THE POETICAL WORKS OF MATTHEW ARNOLD. 1942. H Milford .
Introduced by Quiller-Couch. Reprinted with additions.
Name on front end paper. £8.00
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. 1957. Folio Society. Introduced by R Church.
Wood-engravings by Joan Hassall. First thus. £30.00
WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN. Folio Society. 7 volumes between 1958-1963.
All 1st Folio printings. All published. Uniformly bound in patterned boards,
gilt. Spines a little dull otherwise excellent copies of a scarce, attractive issue.
5 of the volumes are in slip cases. £210.00
PERSUASION. 1961. Folio Society. Introduced by Richard Church.
Woodcut illustrations by Joan Hassall. Blue decorated boards, gilt,
Grey slip case. Pictorial end papers. Spine sunned. 235pp. 1st thus. £30.00
SHORTER WORKS. 1963. Folio Society. Introduced by Richard Church.
Woodcut illustrations by Joan Hassall. Orange decorated boards, gilt,
Grey slip case. Pictorial end papers. Spine sunned. 303pp. £30.00
THE NORTHANGER SET OF JANE AUSTEN HORRID NOVELS. 1968. Folio Press. Comprises: The Midnight Bell by F Lathom; Castle of Wolfenbach by E Parsons; Clermont by R M Roche; Horrid Mysteries by The Marquis of Grosse; The Necromancer by L Flammenberg; The Orphan of The Rhine by E Sleath ; The Mysterious Warning by E Parsons.
7 books uniformly bound, black boards, gilt. Spines slightly sunned & marked but contents very good. All contained in a somewhat damaged presentation box.
Perhaps the scarcest of the folio books. £365.00
NORTHANGER ABBEY. 1982. Guild Publishing. Green faux-leather & gilt.
Decorated end papers. 235pp. Near fine. £6.00
THE COMPLETE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN. nd. Modern Libray. NY.
Name on front end paper. The six novels-1364 pp. £8.00
THE INNOCENT DIVERSION. By Patrick PIGGOTT. 1979. Douglas Cleverdon.
A study of music in the life & writings of Jane Austen. Dw slightly frayed.
194pp. Illustrated. £12.00
EMMA IN LOVE by Emma TENNANT. 1996. Fourth Estate. Dw.
Jane Austen's Emma continued. £5.00
R GARNETT on JANE AUSTEN in THE BOOKMAN. 1902 . Jan.
Profusely illustrated throughout the issue with a full page portrait & many pictures, relating to her. £15.00
AUSTIN, Alfred, INTERLUDES. 1872. Gilt stamp on upper case otherwise very good. £12.00
BIOGRAPHICAL STUDIES. 1899. 4th imp. Longman,Green & Co. Blind stamp on fep.(Gladstone,William Pitt, Adam Smith, Palmerston, Disraeli) £12.00
WALTER BAGEHOT by NORMAN ST JOHN-STEVAS. 1963. Longmans,Green & Co. Original wraps. £5.00
BALLANTYNE, R M. THE DOG CRUSOE. 1966. Uncorrected proof copy in original
wraps. Illustrated by Victor Ambrus both in black/white & with 4 colour plates. . £12.00
BALZAC, Honore. DE
DROLL STORIES. 1961. Folio Society. Translated by Alec Brown.
Illustrated in colour by M Peake. Slip case a little split on edge. £16.00
NEBENBUHLER. nd. Ernst Rowohlt, Berlin. Translated by Paul Mayer.
Pocket book volume of his gesammelte werke. Blue cloth, gilt, ribbon marker. £6.00
A COLLECTION OF 4 TITLES:- The Lily of the Valley, Eugene Grandet,
The Country Doctor, Old Goriot. Heron Books. Nd. Brown cloth, gilt. £16.00
BALZAC by Stefan ZWEIG. 1946. Viking Press , NY , USA .
Translated by William & Dorothy ROSE. £6.00
BALZAC 1799-1850. Booklet published by La Documentation Francaise Illustree
(no.41.) in May 1950 to mark the centenary of Balzac's death. 31 pp
French text, Very good in original pictorial wraps with cartoon portraits of Balzac
by artists such as Picaso, A Masson & Balthus. £10.00
BARKER, LADY. STATION LIFE IN NEW ZEALAND . 1984. Virago.
Reprint of the 1870 edition with a new introduction by Fiona Kidman.
Original wraps in very good condition. £6.00
BARRIE , J M.
TOMMY AND GRIZEL. 1900. Cassell. Black boards, gilt lettered. Spine sunned.
Light foxing throughout. £16.00
SENTIMENTAL TOMMY. 1896. Cassell. Cloth boards, spine sunned. £12.00
THE LITTLE WHITE BIRD. 1902. Hodder & Stoughton . Original black publisher's
cloth, top edge gilt . Frontis map illustration of Kensington Gardens . Spine sunned
& slightly frayed. Very slight spot foxing otherwise very good. 312pp. £80.00
AN EDINBURGH ELEVEN. 1889. British Weekly. 1st issue in original wraps
which are rubbed along the spine edges & torn at rear front causing a small chip
on the rear panel. The prose portraits include 7 Professors, Robert Louis Stevenson, Lord Rosebery, etc. Very good copy of a very uncommon true first issue. £120.00
AN EDINBURGH ELEVEN. 1889. Pencil Portraits from College Life.
1st hard cover binding. Name on paste down. Light foxing of end papers.
Very good copy of the second issue in cloth - a quite superior copy. £30.00
THE J M BARRIE CALENDAR. 1912. Frank Palmer. A Quotation from the works
of J M Barrie for every day of the year. Original wraps with very slight edge
foxing otherwise in very good condition. £30.00
BARRIE by THOMAS MOULT. 1928. J Cape . A Critical Estimate.
Price clipped dw lightly frayed. £12.00
LETTERS OF J M BARRIE . 1942. P Davies. Edited by Viola MEYNELL. £8.00
FAREWELL MISS JULIE LOGAN. A Wintery Tale, 8pp . Centrefold supplement
to the Christmas Number of The TIMES for 1931- the first time the paper
printed a work of fiction by a living author. £20.00
BATEMAN, Stringer. KING & CARDINAL. 1901. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton.
A Royal Courtship & other Dramatic & Lyric Poems. Bkplt on front end paper.
A Scarce title. £40.00
TWENTY PROSE POEMS OF BAUDELAIRE. 1946. Poetry London .
Translated & introduced by Michael Hamburger. Name erased on front end paper. £25.00
LES FLEURS DU MAL. 1952. Cassell. 1 st thus. Dw a little frayed.
Poetic translation by Alan Conder. Port/frontis. £12.00
OEUVRES COMPLETES. 1968. Editions du Seuil, Paris . Red cloth, gilt.
Covers & spine slightly rubbed but contents excellent. Illustrated. 760pp. £12.00
THE WRITER OF MODERN LIFE by Walter BENJAMIN. 2006. Belknap Press.
Essays on Charles Baudelaire. Soft pictorial covers. Near fine.307pp. £6.00
BAUDELAIRE by Claude PICHOIS. Hamish Hamilton. 1989. Dw. Translated by G Robb.
Inscription on front end paper otherwise in very good condition. £10.00
BAUDELAIRE by Joanna RICHARDSON. 1994. J Murray . Near fine in like dw. £15.00
BAYNE-POWELL, Rosamond. THE ENGLISH CHILD IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. 1939. J Murray . Illustrations by G Morland, W Hamilton, J Ward, W Beechey,
N Colibert, T Stothard, M Spilsbury & J Conyers.
Blue boards, gilt. Spine sunned. Name on front end paper. 322pp. £16.00
THE BEST OF BEARDSLEY. Collected & Edited by R A WALKER . Bodley Head.
1948. Dw frayed. Many plate illustrations. £20.00
AUBREY BEARDSLEY. 1966. Catalogue of the original drawings, letters, books, manuscripts, paintings, posters, photographs & documents, etc by
Brian READE & Frank DICKINSON. Cutting, with self portrait, relating to this exhibition held at the V & A, pasted on inside front wrap. £10.00
BLACK & WHITE. A Portrait of Aubrey Beardsley by Brigid BROPHY. 1968.
J Cape . Dw. Illustrated. £8.00
AN AUBREY BEARDSLEY LECTURE & Some Unpublished Letters & Drawings
by A W KING. 1924. Introduced & published by R A Walker.
Edition limited to 500 copies. Illustrations & 29pp facsimiles. £85.00
AUBREY BEARDSLEY. A Biography by Matthew STURGIS. 1998.
Harper Collins. Original wraps. £8.00
DISCORDS by George EGERTON. pseud. of Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright.
1894. Keynote Series. J Lane. Covers damp faded affecting rear end papers & advertisements
yet still a very good reading copy. Beardsley cover & title page. £30.00
THE BRITISH BARBARIANS by Grant ALLEN. 1895. Keynotes Series. J Lane.
Inscription on front end paper.
4 lines of a poem neatly written on the top of the introduction page, otherwise a very good copy in a dull cover which is slightly worn on the edges. £50.00
THE BRITISH BARBARIANS by Grant ALLEN. 1895. Keynotes Series. J Lane.
Covers badly stained & worn. Front hinge a little cracked. Some light foxing but the contents are otherwise clean & tight. A very good reading copy. £15.00
YOUNG OFFEG'S DITTIES by OLA HANSSON. Translated by George EGERTON.
1895. J Lane. Spine badly torn & damaged. Name on front end paper.
Although strictly not one of the Keynote Series the upper case & title page are similar in appearance to them & it is therefore frequently included in such collections. £20.00
THE YELLOW BOOK. Ed. H JAMES ET ALIA. 1894-1897. Vols 1-13.
A Literary & Artistic source both for the 1890's & known through its association
with all the foremost writers of the eighteen-nineties & its famous black & white illustrations by A Beardsley-art editor & foremost illustrator.
Other contributors include W B Yeats, W Crane, W Sickert, H James, Corvo, R Le Gallienne, R Garnett, A Symons, E Dowson, K Graham, A Symons, J Laverty, M Baring, G Gissing, A Bennett, W Rothenstein , J Buchan, E Gosse, H W Nevinson, F Leighton, L Housman, J S Sargent, M Beerbohm, etc.
Volume XI has pressure creasing on the upper panel's top cover & spine which is rubbed along the head& foot losing the word “the” of the title.
The spine of volume XII is faded with two small tears at its head & a small circular depression towards the centre not affecting either the lettering or the decoration.
Internally both are very good indeed.
A very good set, all firsts with the publisher's advertisements at the rear.
A complete set of these first issues are extremely uncommon. £1,300.00
Ed. A SYMONS. 1896. Jan. No.1.
Contributors include M Beerbohm, W B Yeats, G B Shaw, A Symons, E Dowson, etc. with illustrations by Beardsley.
Boards rubbed & spine very worn. Included is Beardsley's scarce VIRGIN AND CHILD print (black & white) which was tipped in this first number of the Savoy probably as a Christmas card. £120.00
BENHAM, Charles. ESSEX BALLADS. 1960. Benham Newspapers.
Collection of dialect poetry first published in 1895 richly illustrated by Andrew Dodds. Near fine in original stiff wraps. £5.00
BENSON, Theodora. LONDON IMMORTALS. 1958. Allan Wingate.
Characters described include Rossetti, Blake, Crippen, Browning, Donne, Dabte,
Judge Jeffries, etc. illustrated with drawings by Nicolas Bentley & with caricaturers
& prints of the period. Closed tear on upper panel of dw otherwise a fine copy. £6.00
KLONDIKE . 1958. McCelland & Stewart. Canada . The Last Great Gold Rush 1896-1899. Dw very slightly frayed. First printing. £30.00
THE LAST SPIKE. 1971. McCelland & Stewart. Canda. The Great Railway 1881-1885. (Canadian Pacific Railway) Dw very slightly frayed. Neat inscription on half title page otherwise a very good copy. £20.00
THE WILD FRONTIER. 1978. McClelland & Stewart. Canada .
More tales from the remarkable past. Dw. £10.00
BIGGS-DAVISON, John. TORY LIVES. 1952. Putnam. Dw slightly torn.
Six Biographical Studies of Falkland, Rochester , Shippen, Wyndham,
Burdett & Disraeli. £8.00
SONGS OF INNOCENCE. 1911. 1 st thus. Dw. A L Humphreys.
Original slip case which is complete but a little worn. £12.00
VISIONS OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ALBION. 1932. Dent. Dw.
Introduced with an essay by J Middleton Murry. Full-colour facsimile from the
original edition, engraved & printed by the author in 1793. £50.00
SELECTED POEMS OF WILLIAM BLAKE. 1957. Heinemann. Frayed dw.
Edited with an introduction & explanatory notes by F W Bateson.
Coloured frontis illustration. Name in front end paper otherwise very good. £8.00
WILLIAM BLAKE'S WATER-COLOUR DESIGNS FOR THE POEMS OF THOMAS GRAY. 1972. P O'Hara. Chicago. Dw.
Illustrated in colour & black/white. Introduction & commentary by Geoffrey Keynes. Very good indeed. £50.00
THE SPORTS OF CRUELTY by John ADLARD. 1972. C Woolf. Dw.
Fairies, folk-songs, charms & other country matters in the work of William Blake
with five pages of illustrations. £12.00
WILLIAM BLAKE by Jack LINDSAY. 1978. Constable.
His Life and Work. Near fine proof copy in original printed wraps. £16.00
SONGS IN THE NIGHT by Horace Maybray KING. 1968. Colin Smythe.
Edition limited to 100 numbered copies, signed by the author, this being no.34. A Study of the Book of Job. Tissue protected pictorial boards with pale vellum spine and gilt. Near fine to fine in slip case. Illustrations by William Blake. Scarce. £25.00
BORNE, Ludwig. GESAMMELTE SCHRIFTEN. 1880. Worlein, Nurnberg.
3 volumes bound as one in publisher's original decorated covers. German text. £35.00
BLACKMORE, Richard Doddridge.
THE REMARKABLE HISTORY OF SIR THOMAS UPMORE, BART. MP.
FORMALLY KNOW AS “TOMMY”. 1894. Sampson Low. New & Cheaper Edition.
Attractively bound iin half leather, marbled boards, raised spine. Name on pastedown.
An extremely good copy. The true 2nd edition being the first as single volume. £35.00
CRADOCK NOWELL. 1881. Sampson Low. A tale of The New Forest.
Seventh edition. Name on front paste down.
A very attractive book bound in half calf with marbled boards. £25.00
LORNA DOONE. nd. Boots. Original blue deorated cloth gilt inside a pictorial dw which is slightly marked and torn. Some foxing to edges and prelims.17 tipped in illustrations by C E Brittan and C E Brock. 520pp. A very attractive book.£25.00
LAVENGRO:SCHOLAR, GYPSY, PRIEST. 1926. Peter Davies. Green boards, gilt. Spine sunned. Very slight foxing throughout & some hinge cracking.
Name on front end paper. 655pp. £12.00
THE BIBLE IN SPAIN or The Adventures and Imprisonements of an Englishman in an attempt to circulate the Scriptures in the Peninsula. J M Dent.
A very good copy of this Everyman edition the supposed publication date being 1906.
Name on title page. £20.00
BOTT, Alan. OUR FATHERS (1870-1900). 1931. Heinemann.
Manners & customs of the ancient Victorians: A survey in pictures & text of their history, morals, wars, sports, inventions & politics. Original cloth lightly used. £6.00
GEORGE H BOUGHTON. RA. HIS LIFE AND WORK by A L BALDRY.
Virtue & Co. 1904. Large quarto.
32pp with many black & white illustrations of the artist's work.
Red boards somewhat faded & discoloured, but contents remain very good. £20.00
BOYD, A K H. THE RECREATIONS OF A COUNTRY PARSON. 1891.
Longmans, Green & Co. First series. New Edition.
Light foxing throughout scarcely affecting text.
An attractive book bound in half calf with marbled boards. 371pp. £30.00
BRIDGES, Yseult. CHILD OF THE TROPICS. Victorian Memoirs. 1979. Collins.
Uncorrected Advance proof copy in original wraps.
Previously unpublished work introduced by her nephew Nicholas Guppy. £20.00
BROUGHTON, Rhoda. JOAN. 1876. Tauchnitz, Leipzig.
attactively bound as one, half leather, marbled boards, raised spine.
Name on pastedown, light foxing on half title, otherwise a very good copy
of a scarce book. Copyright edition. 292 + 274pp. £50.00
BROWNE, William. BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS. 1845. H G Clarke.
With notes by W Thompson. Inscription & bookplate on end papers.
Leather binding gilt embossed. Slight wear at edges of spine.
Very attractive production. £50.00
DAVID GRAY AND OTHER ESSAYS. 1868. Sampson Low & Son.
Neat name on front end paper. Half calf very slightly rubbed with raised bands
& “ESSAYS” in gilt, on the spine. Buchanan's first prose work
containing chapters on Walt Whitman, details of the life of David Gray, etc. £30.00
SELECTED POEMS. 1882. Chatto & Windus. Frontis by Thomas Dalziel.
32pp of printers advertisements at rear dated Feb 1882.
Very good copy in original decorated cloth, gilt. £30.00
BALLADS OF LIFE, LOVE & HUMOUR. 1882. Chatto & Windus.
Frontis by A Hughes. 32pp of printers advertisements at rear dated Feb 1882. £35.00
BURDETT, Osbert. CRITICAL ESSAYS. 1925. Faber & Gwyer. Dw.
Chapters on Hawthorne, Meredith, John Gay, Frank Harris etc. £16.00
THE LOVES OF CLITOPHON & LEUCIPPE. 1923.
Translated from the Greek of Achilles Tatius. Reprinted for the firt time from a copy now unique printed by Thomas Creede in 1597. Oxford Basil Blackwell - publisher to The Shakespeare Head Press of Stratford-upon-Avon. Edition Limited to 394 copies for the UK. Brown boards with canvas spine. Corners very slightly bumped , uncut, otherwise in very good condition.£150.00
THE GULISTAN. Tales from the Gulistan, or Rose-Garden of
the Sheikh Sa'di of Shiraz. 1928. P Allan & Co.
Translated by Sir Richard Burton &
John Kettelwell. Extreme tip of spine very slightly frayed. 256pp. £20.00
NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO EL MEDINAH & MECCAH. nd.
Heron Books. Blue cloth gilt in very good condition. £6.00
HUDIBRAS. 1903. Greening & Co. 3pp Introduction by T W H Crosland
with life of author, annotations, index & Hogarth illustrations.
Edges of spine & corners slightly rubbed otherwise very good. £16.00
THE NOTE-BOOKS OF SAMUEL BUTLER. 1912. Fifield. Selections arranged,
edited & introduced by Henry F Jones. Bkplt. Signature of Stephen McKenna
on front end paper. The first appearnace of the Note-book. £12.00
BYRON'S SAMMTLICHE WERKE. 1855. Otto Wigand, Leipzig .
Original blind decorated cloth, spine decorated & lettered in gilt,all edges marbléd.
Books 1-5 bound in one ,each book running to more than 100pp. Small 8to.
The opening pages of the first book are very foxed but the text is easily read. £25.00
THE POEMS AND PLAYS OF LORD BYRON. 1926. Dent.
Complete in 3 volumes, all reprints, published in different years.
Name on front end paper. £12.00
THE LETTERS OF LORD BYRON. 1936. Dent. Dw. Edited by R G Howarth,
Introduced by Andre Maurois. Name & stamp on front end paper. £6.00
SELECTIONS FROM POETRY, LETTERS AND JOURNALS. 1949.
Nonesuch Press. Edited by Peter Quennell.
Dw torn, contents very good. 879pp. £12.00
THE SELECTED POETRY AND PROSE OF BYRON. 1966. Signet.
Original wraps. 18pp itroduction by W H Auden. £6.00
THE PRISONER OF CHILLON AND OTHER POEMS. 1969. Scolar Press.
Facsimile of work originallly published in 1816.
Original wraps, near fine in like protected dw. £10.00
THE LAST DAYS OF SHELLEY AND BYRON by E J TRELAWNY. 1952.
Folio Society. Being the complete text of Trelawny's "Recollections" edited, with additions from contemporary sources by J E Morpurgo. Illustrated. £10.00
BYRON'S DRAMATIC PROSE by G Wilson KNIGHT. 1954. 2nd impression
Byron Foundation Lecture given at the University of Nottingham .
Inscribed by the author for Robert Bruce. Original wraps sunned. £6.00
Plus Postage at Cost