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THE EVERGREEN A Northern Seasonal.
Edinburgh: Patrick Geddes And Colleagues & London: T.Fisher Unwin, 1895-97..
4 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 138, [6]; 147, [5]; 141, [1]; 156, [2]. numerous full-page illus., head & tailpieces, title vignettes & decorative initials. tipped-in publisher's slip. original decoratively stamped & partly coloured leather-covered boards, rebacked, top edge gilt (some wear & soiling to covers, inner margins of a few leaves in Vol. II taped, foxing to outer leaves in Vol. III). All Published of this Celtic revival periodical, an experimental synthesis of art, science and literature. Contributors include editor Sir Patrick Geddes (biologist, sociologist, and pioneering town planner), W.Macdonald, J. Arthur Thomson, Hugo Laubach, William Sharp (using pseudonym Fiona Macleod), Pittendrigh Macgillivray, Noel Paton, &c. The illustrations and Celtic decorations are by Charles H.Mackie (who also designed the covers), J.Cadenwald, John Duncan, Helen Hay, Robert Burns, and others. The Spring and Autumn numbers were issued in 1895, Summer in 1896, and Winter in 1896-97.
$999 USD                          Book Number: elala2223                         Order / Enquire

ROBIN HOOD: A Collection Of The Ancient Poems, Songs, And Ballads, Now Extant, Relative To That Celebrated English Outlaw: To Which Are Prefixed Historical Anecdotes Of His Life.
London: Printed for T.Egerton, And J.Johnson, 1795..
2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., cxviii, [2], 167; 2 p.l., 220, [4]errata. bound without the half-titles. numerous wood-engraved text illus. 19th century calf (spine ends & joints repaired). First Edition to be Edited by Joseph Ritson [1752-1803]. Ritson's compilation of songs and poems celebrating the legendary outlaw was quite exhaustive, to the point where he was criticized for publishing many "valueless versions of the same ballad, and [printing] indisciminately all 'the spurious trash' that had accumulated about his hero's name." (DCB) In the first volume the 'Life of Robin Hood', pp. [iii]-xiii, is followed by a lengthy run of footnotes, pp. [xiv]-cxviii, and a glossary occupies pp. [149]-167. Volume II contains the melodies of five songs. The two volumes are illustrated with numerous charming wood engravings by John and Thomas Bewick. Hugo 86. Tattersfield JB55. NCBEL II 1764.
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THE CLUB: Or, A Grey-Cap for a Green-Head. Containing Maxims, Advice and Cautions. Being A Dialogue between a Father and Son. In which is Interspers'd the following Characters. Viz. Antiquary, Buffoon, Critic, Detractor, Envoioso, Flatterer, Gamester.Th
London: Printed for John King; And Thomas King, [c1733]..
12mo. pp. 6 p.l., 179. engraved frontis. portrait of James Puckle by J.Cole after J.B.Closterman. 19th century calf (front cover loose, rear joint partly cracked, some foxing throughout, piece chipped from outer margin of frontis.). Fifth Edition, with Additions.
$205 USD                          Book Number: EE24.THE23                         Order / Enquire

THE COMIC ALMANACK An Ephemeris In Jest And Earnest, Containing Merry Tales, Humorous Poetry, Quips, And Oddities By Thackeray, Albert Smith, Gilbert À Beckett, The Brothers Mayhew.Second Series, 1844-1853.
London: John Camden Hotten & New York: Scribner, Welford And Co., [1871]..
8vo. pp. 3 p.l., 428, [32]ads. numerous plates (some folding) & text illus. by George Cruikshank & others. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (cloth lightly spotted, extremities frayed).
$100 USD                          Book Number: elala3689                         Order / Enquire

ADCOCK, A. St. John.
Songs of The World War.
London: Cecil Palmer & Hayward, [1916]..
16mo. pp. xxiii, 78. wrs (newsprint stain & previous ownerÕs signature on front endpaper). dw. First Edition.
$100 USD                          Book Number: aly1355                         Order / Enquire

AIKIN, John [1747-1822].
Essays On Song-Writing: With A Collection Of Such English Songs As Are Most Eminent For Poetical Merit. The Second Edition, With Additions And Corrections.
Warrington: Printed By William Eyres, For Joseph Johnson, 1774..
8vo. pp. xix, 286 modern quarter calf over older cloth sides (some modest foxing throughout). Second Edition (first: 1772) of this scholarly examination of song-writing and pastoral poetry by the English physician and man of letters. "[Aikin's] elegant scholarship gave a natural polish to all that he wrote, and his varied attainments, as well as his moral uprightness, earned him many friends, among whom were Dr. Priestley, Pennant, the naturalist, Dr. Darwin, James Montgomery, John Howard, the philanthopist, and, for a time, the poet, Southey." (DNB) NCBEL II 23.
$400 USD                          Book Number: elala365                         Order / Enquire

AINSWORTH, William Harrison [1805-1882].
The Lord Mayor Of London: Or, City Life In The Last Century.
London: Chapman And Hall, 1862.
3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. ix, 304; vi, 302; vi, 316. untrimmed in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (spines faded & little frayed at ends, short tear in lower spine of Vol. III, light foxing to outer leaves). Ainsworth's armorial bookplate in Vol. I. tipped-in 3-page ALS from Ainsworth, dated Feb. 13, 1872, to Mess. Asher & Co., Covent Garden, remarking that he would be happy to enter into an arrangement for a continental edition of his new work 'Boscobel', but regrets that since he has "always experienced such liberal treatment from [his] old friend Baron Tauchnitz", that he feels bound to first offer the work to him. First Edition. NCBEL III 912. Sadleir 19.
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AINSWORTH, William Harrison [1805-1882].
Windsor Castle An Historical Romance. New Edition.
London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1843..
8vo. pp. x, 324. engraved frontis. portrait of Ainsworth by Freeman after Maclise, etched title by Thomson after Tony Johannot, & 18 etchings by George Cruikshank & Tony Johannot. 3 wood-engraved plates & numerous text illus. by W.Alfred Delamotte. untrimmed in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (recased with new endpapers, spine dull & bit frayed, occasional light spotting). Second Edition in Book Form but the First true Illustrated Edition (the first had only 3 frontispieces). This is the earlier issue, in blue cloth. Cohn 19. NCBEL III 912.
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AKENSIDE, Mark [1721-1770].
The Poems.
London: Printed By W.Bowyer And J.Nichols: And Sold By J.Dodsley, 1772..
4to. pp. xi, [1]blank, 380. with initial blank. fine mezzotint frontis. portrait by Edward Fisher after Arthur Pond. contemporary calf (some moderate wear to binding). First Collected Edition; large-paper issue on fine thick writing paper. Edited by Akenside's old friend and executor Jeremiah Dyson. NCBEL II 637.
$850 USD                          Book Number: elala4515                         Order / Enquire

[AKENSIDE, Mark] [1721-1770].
The Pleasures Of The Imagination. A Poem. In Three Books.
London: Printed for R.Dodsley, 1744..
4to. pp. 125, [1]blank, [2]ads. complete with half-title & final advert. leaf. title in red & black with engraved vignette. woodcut headpieces & tailpiece. disbound (2 short marginal tears on half-title). First Edition, First Issue (5-line footnote on p. 9, p. 20 incorrectly numbered 22, press-figure 1 on pp. 21, 30 & 32) of the best-known work of the English poet and physician, begun when he was only seventeen years of age. Dodsley paid Akenside £120 for it after soliciting the opinion of Alexander Pope who remarked that "this was no every day writer". Foxon A-139. NCBEL II 637. Rothschild 20.
$350 USD                          Book Number: elala4514                         Order / Enquire

ALDRICH, Thomas Bailey [1836-1917].
Friar Jerome's Beautiful Book.With Decorations By W.S.Hadaway.
[Boston & New York: Published by Houghton, Mifflin & Company, Printed at Cambridge by the Riverside Press, 1896]..
8vo. [ff. 15]. red & black illus. & page decoration by Hadaway. original brown morocco with stamped design by Hadaway on upper cover, cloth ties (bit rubbed, few small stains to upper rear cover, light spotting to front cover, endpapers browned). First Trade Edition with Hadaway Illustrations.
$205 USD                          Book Number: LDRiaALD99                         Order / Enquire

ALFIERI, Vittorio [1749-1803].
Memoirs Of The Life And Writings.
London: Printed For Henry Colburn, 1810..
2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. x, [5]-286; 3 p.l., [5]-328. contemporary half morocco (bit rubbed, small nick in lower front joint of Vol. I, small hole in P3 costing several letters). First Edition of the English Translation of the memoirs of the celebrated Italian dramatist and poet. "[Alfieri] may be considered to be the founder of a new school in the Italian drama. His country hailed him as her sole tragic poet; and his successors in the same path of literature have regarded his bold, austere and rapid manner as the genuine model of tragic composition." (Encyc. Brit., 11th Edn.)
$450 USD                          Book Number: elala2354                         Order / Enquire

ALFIERI, Vittorio [1749-1803].
The Tragedies Of.Translated From The Italian, By Charles Lloyd.
London: Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, 1815..
3 Volumes. 12mo. pp. xxxi, 365; 2 p.l., 371; 2 p.l., 413. with half-titles. contemporary straight-grained maroon morocco, sides elaborately paneled in gilt & blind, gilt backs, all edges gilt (joints & spine ends rubbed, 1 gathering sprung). First Edition of this English Translation of the tragedies of the celebrated Italian dramatist and poet by Charles Lloyd [1775-1839], poet and friend of Coleridge, Lamb, Southey, and De Quincey. "[Alfieri] may be considered to be the founder of a new school in the Italian drama. His country hailed him as her sole tragic poet; and his successors in the same path of literature have regarded his bold, austere and rapid manner as the genuine model of tragic composition." (Encyc. Brit., 11th Edn.) NCBEL III 136.
$851 USD                          Book Number: elala214                         Order / Enquire

AMIS, Martin.
Experience: A Memoir.
[Toronto]: Alfred A Knopf, [2000]..
8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 406. 7 double-sided plates. quarter cloth. dw. (glass marks on front dw.). Signed by the Author. First Canadian Edition.
$100 USD                          Book Number: dola2740                         Order / Enquire

AMIS, Martin.
London Fields.
[Toronto:] Lester & Orpen Dennys, [1989]..
8vo. pp. 5 p.l., 470. bds. Fine copy in near fine dw. (wrinkle on dw. spine). First Edition, Canadian Issue (published simultaneously in the UK by Jonathan Cape).
$100 USD                          Book Number: dola1043                         Order / Enquire

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