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VANITY FAIR CARTOONS
A PURITAN'S WIFE ".
1897. Feb 4th 1897.
Coloured lithograph of Max PEMBERTON signed by both artist & subject. Illustrated by Spy. £35.00
RICK "
. 1901. 12 Sept.
Coloured lithograph of Fred RICKABY by Spy. £30.00

WALTON, Mrs. O F.
CHRISTIE'S OLD ORGAN.
nd. Religious Tract Society.
Pictorial covers. Prize bookplate on front paste-down. Illustrated. £8.00

VOLTAIRE.
VOLTAIRE'S VISIT TO ENGLAND 1726-1729
by ARCHIBALD BALLANTYNE. 1893.
Smith, Elder & Co. Ex Library copy with library bookplate and date card on front paste down and blind stamp on title page. Original embossed boards with gilt. Covers a little rubbed and slightly frayed at extremities of spine. Front hinge starting to crack but still a better than acceptable copy of an uncommon title. £25.00
ESSAYS ON MONTAIGNE, PASCAL, VOLTAIRE
by John Cowper POWYS. 1923. Haldeman-Julius Co, USA .
First separate appearances of these three essays first published as part of a collection in 1916 in England .
Spine of original wraps a little browned otherwise very good. 12 mo. £10.00

WADDINGTON, Samuel.
A CENTURY OF SONNETS.
1889. George Bell & Sons.
Navy blue boards with gilt titling to spine. Extremities of spine and bottom of rear cover slightly bumped. Inscribed Presentation copy from the author. Baronial bookplate on front paste down. Mild hinge cracking and slight spot foxing to prelims otherwise very good. Scarce. £30.00

WAGNER, Richard.
WAGNER WRITES FROM PARIS .
1973. Allen & Unwin. Dw.
Stories, Essays & Articles by the Young Composer edited & translated by R L JACOBS & G SKELTON. £7.00
WAGNER oder Die Entzauberten
by Emil LUDWIG. 1913. F Lehmann, Berlin.
2. Auflage. German text. Very good in original cloth, gilt, ribbon marker. £25.00

WALLACE,William.
MYTHICAL BARDS & LIFE OF WILLIAM WALLACE
by W SCHOFIELD. 1920. Harvard University Press. Bookplate of Gilbert Murray on front end paper. £25.00

WATSON, William.
THE HOPE OF THE WORLD.
1898. J Lane/Bodley Head. Brown boards sunned. Top edge gilt.
Front and rear end papers browned from previous contact with dust wrapper which is no longer present.
Name on half title page. Contents very good.£8.00

WATTS- DUNTON, Theodore.
JUBILEE GREETING AT SPITHEAD
. 1897. J Lane .
To The Men of Greater Britain . Long dedicatory introduction, "To Our Great Contemporary Writer of Patriotic poetry, Algernon Charles Swinburne. "
Title page printed in red & black. Original oversized wraps a little edge frayed otherwise a very superior copy of the poet's scarce first publication. £50.00

WARD, Mrs Humphry.
CANADIAN BORN.
1910. Smith, Elder. Frontis & two landscape illustrations. Attractively bound in half leather over marbled boards with title & author labels on raised spine. Name on pastedown, occasional light marginal foxing but still a very good copy. 346pp. £20.00

WEYMAN, Stanley J.
THE RED COCKADE.
1895. Longmans, Green.
Half leather with marbled boards with soft leather title & author labels on spine.
Name on paste down & half title, frontis. A very good attractive copy. 360pp. £20.00

WHITMAN, Walt .
SPECIMEN DAYS IN AMERICA. 1887. Walter Scott. Camelot Series.
Newly revised by the Author with a fresh preface & additional note. Edited by Ernest Rhys. First issue, first English. Spine label chipped & darkened.
Original blue cloth lightly used. Name on front end paper. £30.00
LEAVES OF GRASS.
1904. Putnams.
Green cloth, gilt with decorated spine. Marbled end papers. Edges very slightly bumped/rubbed. Apart from some very light prelim foxing & a small marginal stain penetrating some 4 or 5 pages a very good/excellent copy. 455pp. £18.00
POEMS. nd. Augustan Book of Poetry. Original wraps.
1st thus with 8 Bouverie Street on the front cover. £5.00
THE TIMES OF MELVILLE & WHITMAN
by Van Wyck BROOKS. 1948.
J M Dent. Proof copy in original wraps. £10.00

WILCOX, Ella W.
MAURINE & OTHER POEMS . 1909. Gay & Hancock. Flimsy pale cloth with green decorations a bit grubby.
Popular Edition with many New Poems. Jarrold & Sons blind stamp on slightly tanned front end paper.
Contents bright enough.£10.00
POEMS OF PLEASURE
. nd. Collins Clear-Type Press. 5x10. 5cm.
Soft leather covers with gilt decoration.Teg. £10.00

WILLEY, Basil.
NINETEENTH CENTURY STUDIES.
1949. Chatto & Windus. Dw.
Coleridge to Matthew Arnold. £6.00

WILLIAMS, A E.
BARNARDO OF STEPNEY.
1953. 2nd Edition. Dw torn.
The first edition with a foreword by Christopher Fry, important because of the associations & circumstances in the production of Fry's first play "The Open Door" dealing with Dr Barnardo & printed by the Boys at Dr Barnardo's Press. £15.00

WILLIAMS, Howard.
ENGLISH LETTERS AND LETTER-WRITERS of the EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
1886.
Explanatory notes. First Series. Swift and Pope. Illustrated with portraits & facsimiles. Covers somewhat worn and spine frayed. Pages slightly spotted here and there but still an eminently readable copy of an uncommon publication.£10.00

WINTHROP, Lettice(?)
THE CURATE'S WIFE.
1860. J & C Mozley. Pocket-book sized brown calf, gilt. Presentation inscriptions on both sides of front end paper & on rear end paper.
Contents very good. Not in Halkett & Laing. £25.00

WOOLMAN, John.
THE JOURNAL OF JOHN WOOLMAN.
1871. J R Osgood. Boston, USA.
Burgundy boards with gilt. Spine sunned and torn at top. Introduced by John G Whittier. Name & date on title page. Contents bright enough. £12.00

WORDSWORTH, William.
TRIBUTE TO WORDSWORTH. Ed. Muriel SPARK & Derek STANFORD.
1950. Wingate, London . A Miscellany of Opinion for the Centenary of the Poet's Death. Introduced by Herbert Read. Frontis by John Buckland Wright.
Dw torn. Contributors include H Treece, J Heath-Stubbs, G S Fraser, Wrey Gardiner, M Spark, D Patmore, N Nicholson , H Palmer, G Woodcock, R Greacen, etc.
Very good copy of Muriel Spark's first book. £45.00
WORDSWORTH AND THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
by J CROFTS. 1940.
British Academy . Original wraps. £6.00
THE POEMS OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.
1859. Routledge, Warne, & Routledge.
Edited R A Willmott, illustrated with one hundred designs by Birkett Foster, J Wolf & John Gilbert, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel.
Ornately gilt decorated, full leather binding, raised spine, which is lightly rubbed along the edges. Aeg. A little very light foxing othertwise a very handsome copy. £100.00
THE WORDSWORTH CIRCLE QUARTERLY.
Temple University. Pennsylvania.
V1/4-V13/3. Autumn 1970-Summer 1982 , lacking only V12/1 Winter 1981.
The Writings & Times of the first generation English Romantics.
47 issues in original wraps. Contains much bibliographical information.
(W Wordsworth, T De Quincy, W Hazlitt, C Lamb, R Southey, S Coleridge.) £275.00
DOROTHY WORDSWORTH'S ILLUSTRATED LAKELAND JOURNALS.
1991. Diamond Books. Complete edition with profuse illustrations in both colour & black & white by some of the foremost landscape,portrait and wildlife artists of the time. 1991 new edition. Very good in very slightly chipped dw. 224pp. £8.00
THE PASSION OF METER
by Brennan O'DONNELL. 1995. Kent State University Press. A Study Of Wordsworth's Metrical Art. Near fine in like dw. 290pp.Uncommon. £16.00
VIRGIL AND WORDSWORTH by Neville WATTS.
Offprint from The Dublin Review, October 1946. 15pp. £5.00 

WRIGHT, Thomas.
THE SPINNIE OR BANISH WAR
. 1924. Privately Printed. Buckinghamshire & Northamtonshire Ballads, No.5 Unopened. Illustrated by W Pippet .
Original wraps. Uncut. £20.00
HEART'S DESIRE. (SAKI)
1925. Privately Printed. Illustrated by C W P Jones
Original cloth gilt. 1st book of the Trilogy. £35.00
ROSE-IN HOOD. (HAFIZ). 1925. Privately Printed. Illustrated by C W P Jones.
2nd book of Trilogy. Original leather binding, gilt lettering, marbled end papers. Illustrated by C W P Jones. £25.00
GREEN BERYL. (SAKI).
1927. Privately Printed. Edition limited to 225 copies.
Original cloth gilt. The Third Book of the Trilogy. Illustrated by C W P Jones. £60.00

WYNDHAM, Henry Saxe.
THE ANNALS OF COVENT GARDEN THEATRE
from 1732 to 1897 in 2 volumes with 45 illustrations 1906. Chatto & Windus. Very good copies. £40.00

WYNNE, C W.
AD ASTRA.
1900. Grant Richards. Ecru cloth with gilt titling to spine. Covers sunned and soiled. Top edge gilt. End papers tanned but otherwise a very good copy. £12.00 

YEATS, W B.
POEMS. 1895 . Fisher Unwin. Edition limited to 750 copies.
Original light brown cloth with gilt design covering the spine,upper & lower cases.
Ex-libris label on paste-down & neat autograph number on verse of title page otherwise very good indeed. Wade 15. £1,250.00
THE SHADOWY WATERS.
1901. Hodder & Stoughton. 2nd Edition.
Fox stain on half title, very small rub on lower case other wise very good
with gilt lettering emblem bright. £75.00
STORIES FROM CARLETON
. (1889) Walter Scott. Edited by Yeats. Camelot Series. Name on front end paper otherwise an excellent copy of 1st issue in original red cloth. Illustrated. Wade 214. £225.00
STORIES FROM CARLETON
. (1889) Walter Scott. Edited by Yeats. Wade 214.
Original dark blue cloth somewhat marked with use otherwise very good copy
of 1st issue (simultaneous with red cloth) complete with 6pp pub ads at rear. £185.00

YOUNG, James.
POEMS
. 1854. Johnstone & Hunter. Edinburgh . Some line scribble and marks on front end papers. Covers scuffed and spine frayed and torn but otherwise a bright enough copy of a scarce edition. £30.00

ZOLA, Emile.
LES ROUGON-MACQUART. 1970. Editions du Seuil. Volume 5.
Spine of dw slightly faded, otherwise very good. 715pp. £20.00

 

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